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The Tale of the Locker 22
Season 2, Episode 3
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Air date July 3, 1993
Written by Chloe Brown
Directed by David Winning
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The Tale of Locker 22, is the third episode of the second season of Are You Afraid of the Dark? as well as the sixteenth in total.

Intro

That night the Members of the midnight society are all excitedly gathered round wondering what Kristen will bring or dress up as for her new story that night. Frank guesses She'll dress up as an axe murder with blood dripping from her weapon. David guesses she'll come as a mummy wrapped in rotten bandages. Betty Ann with her hand tucked in her sleeve guesses she'll be someone who has a razor sharp hook where her hand used to be. Kiki guesses she'll come as a zombie with sunken eyes and moving all stiff like.

Gary approaches and excitedly overhears them talking and tells him he guesses that Kristen is up tonight. Frank tells Gary they're just trying to guess what act she'll pull tonight to scare them. David mentions that he really like it when she came as the prom queen. Gary says he doesn't mind what it'll be as long as she shows up soon.

Kristen shows up all dressed like an 1960's era hippie with bell bottom pants on a thick white belt, her tummy exposed, with her hair parted down the middle and wearing a long silk headband several beaded necklaces and gives the peace symbol and says "peace, love" she tells her friends she found all the cool clothes in the attic thinking her parents must have been hippies at one time. She lends David a pair of old sunglasses and he says groovy man. She lends Kiki a peach symbol necklace and she says sock it to me.

Gary asks what this has to do with her story. She tells him that there is an old saying that "If you don't learn from the past then you're doomed to repeat it". Then explains that her story is a little different, if you don't learn from the present you'll repeat the past..and meet your doom. She throws the dust into the fire and she submits her story for the Midnight Societies approval, calling the story "The Tale of Locker 22" and begins.

Story

Kristen, tells the story, in present day (when this first aired) When see a young foreign girl from France her name is Julie Dufaux her family just moved to the states. She has just registered as a student at a High School named Derby High School. The school is old and a mess the lockers are old and dusty and covered with years of sticker residue and all sorts of graffiti. and lots of clutter is stacked up likes old chairs etc.

She is now being assigned locker 22 in the secluded cluttered corner by the stressed, short tempered assistant principal Mr. Shaffner. Julie at first complains about it being so far away from her class, and Mr. Shaffner objects to her complaining claiming that he will not take any grief from anyone especially a new transfer student who's just arrived. She apologizes and he leaves her giving her a cold but sort of friendly welcome. Then as she opens her locker a strange and mysterious sounds come from it.

Next we see that she is in science class and her science teacher is instructing the class on how to collect fluids from containers by sucking them carefully through a pipette and holding a finger at the end so it doesn't run out. Julie has sucked it in a bit too fast and has started to couch a bit accidentally knocking over a beaker making it smash as it falls to the floor. This catches the attention of the whole class including the two class bullies Fritz and Donny. The teacher doesn't seem mad he just tells her not to do it again and to pick it up.

As class ends the two class bullies approach her cleaning up the glass mess and tease her saying next time it'll be done with acid and they laugh she gives an annoyed look. Then a nice young man named Chris stands up for her, shoos them away, and helps her clean up the mess. He tells her not to be afraid just cause she's new and she tells him that she is from Paris and they moved to the USA for work business. He tells her just take it easy and she'll adjust soon.

Then he agrees to show her around the school and help her find where the rest of her classes are. She thanks him and suddenly she sees another girl appear in the classroom she asks her why she startled her, cause she thought everybody left. The girl doesn't say a word she just cries a tear down her left eye when Chris asks her to hurry she tells him she is coming and when she looks back again the girl is no longer there.

Then at lunchtime, Julie has trouble finding a place to sit down she almost sits down with Fritz and Donny but she decides against it and sits alone at a table all herself. Then Fritz and Donny come and sit down between her with one of them sitting down at each side of her and they tease her about what happened that morning in science class.

Fritz asks Donny what he thinks of her and he tells him he thinks she is kind of weird and he asks Fritz if he knew what happened in chemistry. Fritz asks what, Donny tells him "she had this straw thingy and she sucked up the water and did this" * spitting milk in Fritz's face, it was meant to be spit on Julie's face but she ducked away just in time*. This makes Fritz so mad that he and Donny have a little food fight with each other. Julie crawls away on the floor as this happens while a group of students encourage them to keep on going.

Then Mr. Shaffner comes by to break up their food fight and he gets some thrown at him as well. Then he raises his voice very loudly telling them that's all and very loudly with a lot of anger he asks them both to come to his office right away. Then he sees Julie crawling on the floor and suspecting she may have had something to do with or encouraged them. He very madly asks her Did I say something about giving me grief miss Dufaux. She tries to tell him it's not her fault but he angrily tells her that if she's a troublemaker, then she's crossed paths with the wrong man and as he leaves students laugh at for what happened at shouts at them asking them what they're laughing at.

Then Julie goes to her locker again to puts somethings away. and that Mysterious young girl with old fashioned clothes and a beaded headband again appears again. She walks up right next to Julie and startles her again, she asks her to stop creeping up on her and what she wants from her but suddenly she vanished and is gone.

Julie leaves the school in a scare and Chris tries to catch up with her. Julie having had such a bad day doesn't want to talk at first and just tells Chris she has to go. Chris tells her he heard about what happened at lunchtime and he's sorry and he encourages her not to give up because if she gives up now it might just be harder later on.

Chris can tell something is wrong and asks her if she is okay. She trusts him and tells him that she think she just saw a ghost. That night she get's a prank phone call from a student telling her that he is the ghost form Derby High and he has come to haunt her she furiously tells the caller to leave alone and hangs up.

The next day at school it turns out Chris told some people what she told him and word got around and now she is mad at Chris because she thinks that thanks to him telling someone now people are going to think of her as a crazy foreign student and she now thinks she is no better off than the class bullies. Chris then tries to explain had a reason and he only told one person and he didn't think it would become news.

Then as Julie goes to her locker someone's ball bounces onto the the opened door. This startles her and then she notices a dropped beaded necklace on the floor. Turns out Donny threw the ball and and apologizes that he scared her and mocks her saying he didn't think anything could scare her cause she is a Ghostbuster. She asks him in annoyed tone to stop it.

Then suddenly a booing sound can be heard a bedsheet ghost with sunglasses on appears she is slightly frightened at first. Then realizing it's just Fritz telling her beware, beware. She pushes him away and tells him to leave her alone and walks off, they both highfive each other thinking what they did was funny.

Curiously she looks at the beaded necklace then suddenly that mysterious girl shows up again. Shes asks her who she is but she doesn't answer she just hints for her to wear the necklace. Julie puts on the necklace then in a flash suddenly she appears in what appears to be Derby High School in another time. Judging from the cools and style and the trends it's the 1960's although Julie at first doesn't know what is happening. The school is much cleaner and the lockers are in good shape and have no graffiti on them, and everyone seems more pleasant and friendlier. Julie is greeted by a long haired hippie student who calls her Candy and tells her that her beads are so far out.

Julie is puzzled about the name she called her and how the kids there just seem to know her. She runs off to her locker to see there is a sticker of yellow petaled flower with a pink center core and above is the name candy in multiple colored letters. Suddenly she is greeted by a teacher who looks like a much younger Mr. Shaffner. He says to her "I'm waiting, Miss Warren" and heads off. She realizes that wearing the necklace might have something to do with what is going on so she takes off the necklace and she is back in the present time and the sticker is gone and there is nothing but old residue to show that a sticker was once there examining it carefully.

The next day at school Julie takes Chris aside saying that they have to talk. Chris apologizes about telling someone she saw a ghost and for spreading around. Julie wants to know why he had reason for telling someone about her seeing a ghost. Chris tells her that, there has been word around the school for many years about a ghost haunting the school. He also says that he knows someone who says they knew somebody who saw it, and he apologizes for embarrassing her.

Julie takes him over to her locker and explains that at one time long ago someone who had that locker put a nice flower sticker on it. Also shows him the beaded necklace she found too stating that it must have also belong to the person who owned the locker too. She gets him to examine that now the locker is old and worn out, and there is nothing left put glue residue. He apologizes for the bullies picking on her but, claims that she is starting to get a little spooky. Julie says Spooky you haven't seen anything yet and stand close to him and puts on the beaded necklace.

Suddenly in a flash they're take back in time, suddenly everything is cleaner and the locker looks like new again. all Julie tells him she isn't sure what's happening, just whenever she puts on the necklace it's like she goes back in time. Once again she passes by the same long haired hippie female student.

When the hippie addresses Julie as Candy again this time she goes along with it. The hippie asks her who Chris is, and she asks the hippie "you don't know him?" The hippie kindly asks Chris if he new, and confused and puzzled he tells her that he doesn't know. The hippie tells her that if he figures it out to invite him over tonight because she has The Beatles White Album and happily says good bye and leaves. Chris reacts in shocking saying slowly Beatles.. White..Album ?

Julie points out her locker to Chris and the flower sticker and he reads he name Candy on the locker and mentions that the hippie called her candy. Suddenly a teacher approaching them  it's the younger Mr. Shaffner. He says Miss Warren! Chris in shock to see him so young says Shaffner! Mr. Shaffner in a little friendlier tone tells him it's Mr. Shaffner and asks who he is. Chris lies and says he's new. Mr. Shaffner tells him to learn some manners. Mr. Shaffner then says "Now Miss Warren, not tomorrow, not next week" she says but, then he tells her that he will stay late today to help and if her chemistry project isn't done today by 4 pm she'll be getting an f and going to summer school and he says ya dig ? and she yes and he tells her Groovy and he'll see her after school in the science lab.

Chris is shocked to see that they were approached by a young Mr. Shaffner and the old fashioned expressions he used. Julie says it's like they're back in the sixties and Chris suspects it cause of the necklace and he tells her to take it off. When she does they're back to their present time. They are amazed and shocked to realize they can travel to the past with that necklace and they are very curious to find out who a girl named Candy is.

Then Chris and Julie go the school's records storage department to look through the locker records. Chris chooses to look through 1968 the year The Beatles White Album came out. They find out that year locker 22 belonged to a girl named Candy Warren. They look through an old 1968 yearbook several times and they just can't seem to find her. Then finally they find a special memorial tribute page in the year book. The page show's her picture her name and date of birth and date of death, Candy Warren 1951-1968 and under the picture it says "Friends Forever"

The next on there way out Julie is confused why Candy's ghost is showing up to her and why people in the past think that she is Candy. Chris says it's too much for them too handle, but Julie doesn't want to give up so easily because she suspects that Candy is trying to tell her something. They say good bye and agree to talk more about it that night.

Then on Chris' way out he finds the school's eldest teacher Mr. Adam on his way out. Then as just as Chris starts speaking to Mr. Adam, Julie travels to the past again. Chris asks Mr. Adam since he's been working at the school forever, if he knew a Candy Warren. Mr. Adam confirms, yes he's been there a long time, thirty years to be exact, and yes he knew Candy Warren.

Apparently she was a sweet girl and it was such a tragedy and she wasn't sick and it wasn't a car accident. The accident that took her life happened right at the school. Candy was doing an after school science project and she got a little careless lighting the Bunsen Burner and died in a burning gas explosion. Chris then asks him who her teacher was as first Mr. Adam can't remember and then a moment or so later he remember that it was Mr. Shaffner. Because before becoming the assistant principal he worked as a chemistry teacher.

When Chris heard that he ran off to find Julie. Julie as Candy goes to Mr. Shaffner's science lab to do the project. Mr. Shaffner greets her and sets up the lab. He was completely unaware that he accidentally set up the Bunsen Burner's gas valve with a worn out and rotted gas tube. Then Chris not finding Julie anywhere finally guesses that she went back to the past again.

Then in the past Mr. Shaffner tells her that the project is identifying compounds by determining there melting points, Mr. Shaffner tells her or she can just skip it right now and go to summer school. Julie decides to try but asks him how to do it. though it's test he gives her a hint she had to turn on the gas and light the Bunsen Burner and gives her twenty minutes.

Chris is finally approached by the ghost of Candy Warren. He asks her if she is Candy and she nods her head yes. He asks her if Julie is in the past she sadly nods her head yes again. After asking this, In the past Julie turns on the gas and it begins to leak through the rotted gas tube but she can't light the flame cause the sparker is worn out too. Back in the present Chris asks Candy to stop Julie because she's going to die Candy steps forward and sends him to the past.

Next we see Julie trying to light the bunsen burner with matches but all the matches are burnt out, Chris is running through the halls at full speed trying to stop her. Then Mr. Shaffner stops him and grabs him. he asks to be let go claiming that Julie I mean Candy is in danger. Mr. Shaffner not realizing what will happen jokes saying "I know she's gonna flunk bummer!. Chris continues to struggle to be let go and Mr. Shaffner asks him who he thinks he is. Chris then shouts to him "I'M YOUR FUTURE PAL!" and breaks free.

He runs into the science lab as Julie is just about to light the bunsen burner with a lit candle he startles her telling her to stop and she drops it on the table, it's about to roll right into the path of rotten gas tube when Chris spays out just in time Julie asks him why he did that and Mr. Shaffner barges in demanding to know why he did it too.

Then Chris holding out the gas valve tube says "Stop just stop! See it's rotted right through! if you were to a put fire into this, the whole place would have gone up, don't you check your equipment MR. SHAFFNER!". Mr. Shaffner who now seems very upset and concerned tells him I don't know what to say" Chris tells him "say you're in wrong line of work!" Then Mr. Shaffner says Thank god you saw, if you hadn't"  I'd have been toast says Candy Warren as she suddenly appears sitting down at the lab table.

Julie and Chris return to their time and realize that is what happened to Candy. The school now seems a little cleaner than before. Then suddenly a pretty teacher asks them what they're both doing at school so late. Chris says he was helping her with her locker cause it got stuck. The teacher tells them it's used to get stuck for her all the time. The teacher tells her she must be Julie Dufaux, when finding out it was her locker,  Julie surprisingly asks her who she is. The teacher tells her she is the assistant principal Miss Warren "Candy Warren". They both are shocked and realize that they saved Candy's life.  By going into the past and helping Mr. Shaffner realize what would have happened if someone hadn't stopped by to point out the unsafe chemistry equipment. Mr. Shaffner may have resigned by realizing he might have been in the wrong line of work, or it might have been reported and got himself fired. Now we see Candy has grown up to become a kind and caring, successful teacher who puts up with no nonsense. She gives Julie a friendly welcome to the school. Aware of Fritz and Donny's bullying she hauls them into her office for discipline.

Ending

Then as Kristen ends the story four of the members each say a 1960s expression Gary says Far out! Kiki says Solid. David says psychedelic, Frank says Neato, Betty Ann can't think of one. Then they returned the borrowed items and call it a night.

  • Karen Elkin as Julie DuFaux
  • Cory King as Chris
  • Jennifer Irwin as Candy Warren
  • John Koensgen as Mr. Shaffner
  • David John LeBlanc as Fritz
  • Sean Tataryn as Donny
  • Alexandra London-Thompson (uncredited) as The female hippie student
  • Brad Raskin (uncredited) as the male hippie student
  • ? as the Science Teacher
  • ? as Ms. Adam
  • ? As Assistant Principal Miss Warren

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