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Discalimer: You know the routine, I don't own these characters and I'm not affiliated with the show Young Americans.  I'd also like to add that I'm a math major so if the writing is bad...I apologize. 
Copyright: The people behind this site came up with these episodes and storylines so that means it would be totally immoral of you to rip off any of it.
About the format: It's roughly written like a screenplay so the cuts and stuff are there when they are really important.  However, when characters talk, there are cuts, but they aren't as noticable so I haven't written them in. Comprende?
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Episode 1: New Beginnings
Premiere Date: September 6, 2000
Rating: TV-14 (or a little less)
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee
What you need to know: If you're wondering whether or not Caroline and Paige are back for the fall semester at Rawley Academy for Girls...well, they're not.  If you're wondering if that's where Jake is headed, you'll have to read this episode.  One thing I struggled with was how to handle Finn so if his course of action seems uncharacteristic... I know.  Also, Bella's mom makes a re-appearance and she has this conversation with Bella's dad...it was also hard to write these two characters.  Anyway, have fun reading the first episode.
Episode 2: Truth or Dare?
Rating: TV-14
Premiere Date: September 20, 2000
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee (with some clean up writing by Harmony)
Beta Reader: Anne (click on her name, I dare you)
What you need to know: Well, we know that, traditionally, the second episodes can't be as good as the first...and who am I to break tradition?  This one is longer than the first, but I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing.   All around, I think people behave a little uncharacteristically with the exception of Jake and Hamilton who I can usually get down pretty well.  The new character will become a regular...I think you'll like her.  The dialogue could be tighter and the flow of scenes smoother.  Also, I wrote a lot less of the editing in.  I think you can pretty much figure it out.  Um, what else?  Well, I'll just re-emphasize that I'm a math major...keep that in mind if you really hate it.  I'm hoping that you enjoy it though...
Episode 3: Perfect Image
Premiere Date: October 4, 2000
Rating: TV-14
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee (yeah, Harmony helped too).
What you need to know: Man, this one was, like, way longer than the first two...don't know what's up with that.  I think I'm losing Hamilton's character a little, but I hope not too much.  This is definitely a Jahammers episode...TONS of scenes with Jake or Ham or both.  Hamilton's mom is also in it.  Her name is Kate (I didn't make it up...I mean, could they have picked a more confusing name?)  Will kind of steps into the background for this episode, but he's getting a story line next episode, I promise.  Scout is acting crazy, but I don't think it's out of the normal range of Scout behavior.  Bella kind of goes AWOL for most of the episode...oops.  Oh yeah, and there's MUSIC.  Just clips of songs that we'd use on the show.  Not AS trendy as the real show, but good songs.  The quality is bad, but the files are small (i.e., relatively quick download).  Anyway, enjoy the episode.

Episode 4: Young American Beauty
Premiere Date: October 25, 2000
Rating: TV-14
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee (with Harmony).
What you need to know: First, that I'm sorry this took so long.  Other than that, I intended this to be a Will episode...I don't know how sucessful I was.  For right now, there's no music.  Ryder makes a return...he meets Jill.  There's a ton of stuff going on with all the plotlines on the show.  I think almost every character is around and doing something substantial.  The "theme" or whatever is a little forced.  The interpretations of various quotes and literature...well, I'll just re-emphasize that I'm a math major.  Oh, and look for Ham to say something like "just leave her alone."  I don't know who he's talking about either if you wonder.  Speaking of Hamilton, did you know he can sing and play the guitar...well, he can.  Anyway, enjoy...

Episode 5: Love Story
Rating: TV-14
Premiere Date: November 15-ish, 2000
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee
What you need to know: Okay.  So, I know there's been a long wait for this.  You're probably thinking that it better be worth the wait.  Uh, I'm not sure about that.  But, the plus side is that it leads nicely into the next episode...which will make up for all the waiting.  Sure, we haven't written it yet, but it should be a pretty intense episode.  As far as content, this is a Dawson's Creek cross-over.  Pacey and Joey come visit Capeside.  I originally wrote it to come after that Rave episode, but it works after Wednesday's too.  I think all the story lines in this episode could have used a few more scenes, but at about seven a.m. today after spending all night working on it...well, let's just say the ending may seem a little rushed.  Also, if you don't know what happens in Titanic or Wuthering Heights...you will after reading this episode.  One more thing, the scenes with Ryder and Jake...we didn't mean to make them come across as they do.  Ryder is being weird, but there's this tension that we really didn't mean.  Try to read it without thinking that.  Again, we apologize for the delay.  Enjoy...
Episode 6: Dreamscape
Rating: TV-14
Premiere Date: December 6, 2000
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee
What you need to know: Who would have thought...the episode is actually finished and I'm actually posting it...and it's still the 6th.  To warn you, this episode is quite a bit longer than the others...not sure how that happened.  Now, what you actually need to know.  I'm not sure this episode is as tight as I would like.  The theme is forced...but I always say that.  I think we say what happens at the end of Of Mice and Men so watch for that if you don't want to know.  I really wanted to work with the book more because there are some more parallels I could have made, but oh well.  As far as Jake and Ham...everyone knows what to expect.  Don't let the title of this fool you...it's not a trick. The whole episode is not a dream.  I wanted to explicitly state that in case there was any question.  Hmm, what else?  I like the big Will and Bella scene, but I think they kind of get lost in the epic drama that is Jake and Hamilton...I hope not too much.  Ryder is around and being a jerk...or is he trying to help out?  He's hard to figure out.  Anyway, I think it'd be best to just go ahead and post this now.  We'll talk later :)  Enjoy...
Episode 7: Conflict
Rating: TV-14
Premiere Date: December 27-ish, 2000
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee
What you need to know: Okay, let me say that I'm sorry this is late...the holidays can get so hectic.  Now, what you must know.  The episode is called Conflict...there's a reason for that.  It annoyed ME to read through it again.  I'm sure this will be no one's favorite episode.  But, this episode is like the trusty family car...it gets us where we need to be.  And for us, that is episode 8...which is a continuation of this one.  This episode starts about 6 days before Christmas and ends with everyone going home for the holidays.  As the name implies, everyone is kind of fighting.  Nothing much actually HAPPENS in the episode.  I'm not sure I'm happy with the execution, but like I said, the episode is the vehicle that gets us to where I want us plotwise.  Oh, and about Ryder...I've decided that I think that Charlie Hunnam is way too cute and that it's effecting my portrayl of Ryder.  So, if he seems too nice...that's why.  I didn't intend for him to come off as nice, but maybe he doesn't.  Hopefully, you still feel his attitude.  Um, if Kate and Steven seem a little too nice to each other seeing as how she just told him she's cheating...they'll address this later.  Also, if anything in the plot seems hard to follow, let me know because I think the episode is a little jumpy.  Anyway, as always, enjoy...
Episode 8: Resolution
Rating: TV-14
Premiere Date: January 19-ish 2001 (in honor of Harmony's 21st birthday)
Story by: Estee and Harmony
Written by: Estee
What you need to know: So, same old routine...me apologizing a lot for getting this one out so late.  I have excuses...tons of 'em, but I'll save them for a rainy day.  For now, we're moving into the finale of the Fall Season.  Kind of sad, in a way.  What you need to know is that the episode takes place over Rawley Academy's winter vacation so you're actually getting from a few days before Christmas until New Years' Eve.  I hope the story doesn't seem too disjoint or hard to follow...normally everything happens in like one day and the flow of action seems more natural.  The whole Ham and his song thing...we didn't actually have to worry about it because of some stuff that happened in this episode, but it will come up later and right now, we're planning on using Liz Angel's song.  There simply wasn't anywhere to work it into the story, but eventually everyone will get to read the song...and I'm sure you'll all like it...and then Liz Angel can be assured that her writing doesn't "suck." :)  Oh, there are two guest stars...Ham's Aunt Susan and Jill's dad.  You'll be able to click a link and find out who they are in the episode.  There are a lot of other things I should probably say, but I'm sure everyone will pick it all up anyway, so for now...enjoy...
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