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                         DESPICABLE ME 2



                           Written by

                     Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio





   EXT: ARCTIC CIRCLE - DAY

   Snow and ice as far as the eye can see. What looks like a
   windowless MILITARY BASE surrounded by barbed wire fences
   sits in the middle of the wasteland.

   TITLE CARD: TOP SECRET RESEARCH LABORATORY.   ARCTIC CIRCLE.

   At the GUARD GATE, two RUSSIAN GUARDS play poker using an
   overturned barrel as a table.

   Russian Guard 1 shows a five of diamonds... and four Aces.
   The other Guard folds. Russian Guard 1 LAUGHS and drags in
   the pile of coins.

   While he SPEAKS IN RUSSIAN and does a celebratory dance, the
   coins fly up into the air. Russian Guard 1 stops dancing and
   sees that the coins are gone. He accuses the other Guard of
   stealing them. Russian Guard 2 swears he didn't take them.

   Russian Guard 1 grabs a shovel and wields it menacingly,
   until it flies up into the air. They both look up to see
   where it's gone. Then the metal barrel they were using as a
   table flies up, knocking them over.

   Russian Guard 2 looks up to see a GIGANTIC MAGNET SHIP
   LOWERING DOWN FROM ABOVE AND HOVERING OVER THE LABORATORY.

   A watchtower guard shouts. A door below opens as a bunch of
   Guards run out and point their guns at the magnet ship.
   Then...WOOSH! All of their guns are pulled up towards the
   ship, including the guards themselves, who are strapped to
   their guns.

   A SNOWMOBILE lifts off the ground and flies up to the magnet.
   Other vehicles and small buildings begin to pull away from
   the ground.

   Then--

   THE ENTIRE LAB STARTS TO GET PULLED UP OUT OF THE GROUND.

   CLANK! The lab makes contact with the ship. It flies up and
   down, shaking the scientists and guards off. They fall to
   the ground. The magnet ship flies away with their lab,
   vehicles, and weapons.

   The remaining guards and scientists are strewn across the
   snow with the remnants of the damaged base. We see a porta-
   potty door open. A Confused Guard is sitting on the can
   reading a newspaper, having missed the entire incident. He
   closes the door.

                                              MATCH CUT TO:
          DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   2.


   INT: AVL HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT

   SECURITY FOOTAGE of the research station named PX LABS being
   carried away by the magnet ship plays on the screens at AVL
   Headquarters.

   We see the back of several heads watching the footage.

   There's a heavy sigh.

                    SILAS
          Three weeks and we're still no
          closer to cracking this?

No response.

                    SILAS (CONT'D)
          Right... bring him in.

                      LUCY (O.S.)
          Yes, sir.


EXT: SUBURBAN STREET - DAY

Gru steps toward camera, holding some sort of menacing gun,
which he loads and cocks. He pulls the trigger, which shoots
out an inflatable unicorn balloon.

Smiling, he ties it to the windowsill next to some others.



EXT: GRU'S BACKYARD - DAY

A banner reads: "Happy Birthday Agnes!" and a massive
backyard party is in full swing. The yard is decorated with
pink balloons and streamers, and a BOUNCY HOUSE shaped like a
castle.

AGNES and several other LITTLE GIRLS slide down a slide.
They are all dressed as princesses, but Agnes is dressed as a
princess riding a unicorn.

                    AGNES
          This is the best party EVER!!!

Edith, dressed as a ninja, emerges from beneath a table and
climbs across the monkey bars as a series of jousts, blades,
and boxing gloves come up from the ground underneath her.
She jumps down, narrowly avoiding a bear trap.

                     EDITH
          Haha!   Yeah!
          DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT       3.


Two LITTLE GIRLS fish in a small kiddie pool. One of the
girls pulls up a toy duck and then razzes the other girl, but
then a LIVE PIRANHA jumps out and eats the toy duck.

A BOY and a GIRL sword fight. The Boy does a bunch of fancy
moves. The Girl waits for him to finish and then pounds him
on the head with a club.

Two kids in the background are on a see-saw made of bombs.
Agnes runs into the middle of the yard and points offscreen.

                     AGNES
          Oh no!   A dragon is approaching!

All of the kids turn and see KYLE dressed as a dragon. He
GRUMBLES and then they SCREAM and huddle around Agnes. Then
Margo enters wearing a SUIT OF ARMOR and wielding a SWORD.

                    MARGO
          Fear not, for here come the gallant
          knights to save us!

She gestures to a group of minions wearing tiny suits of
armor and wielding various MEDIEVAL WEAPONS. The Kids CHEER
as the minions charge toward Kyle. One accidentally hits
another with his sword. A fight ensues in which they use the
medieval weapons on each other.

One minion pounds another with a MACE. One Minion wanders off
from the fight with his helmet on backwards, wildly swinging
his mace.

Across the yard, Gru is busy grilling burgers and talking on
the phone. Not happy.

                    GRU
          No, no, no! What do you mean she's
          not coming?! I have a backyard
          full of these little girls who are
          counting on a visit from a fairy
          princess!

The mace-swinging Minion walks by and accidently, repeatedly
hits Gru with the mace in the shin.

                     GRU (CONT'D)
          Ah!   Hurts! Ah! Stop it!

Gru kicks the minion's helmet and chases him off with a
spatula, sending him towards the party swinging his mace.
Gru SIGHS and returns to the call.
          DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   4.


                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Listen! I don't want a refund! I
          want a fairy princess... please!
          Please, I am begging you.
              (Resigned)
          You know what? I hope that you can
          sleep at night, you crusher of
          little girls' dreams!!!

Gru hits the phone with his spatula and hangs up.    Turns and
sees Agnes standing there.

                     AGNES
          Ooh ooh!   When's the Fairy Princess
          coming?

Gru stares down at Agnes' big excited eyes. He opens his
mouth to tell her the truth, but can't do it.

                    GRU
          Any minute now!

Agnes squeals with excitement and runs off.

                     AGNES
          Yayyy!

Gru looks worried--what do I do now?    He signals two minions.

                    GRU
          Stall them.


EXT: BACKYARD - LATER

A hand-painted piece of cardboard reading "THE MAGIC SHOW" is
placed on an easel. Agnes and all of the little kids sit in
a semicircle on the grass. Two minions dressed as magicians
are doing a magic act with Edith as their assistant. One
minion blows up a balloon and puts it in Edith's mouth. Then
the other whips out a CHAINSAW and fires it up, heading
toward her.

Margo sees this and quickly intervenes.

                    MARGO
          Whoa! Whoa! Okay, okay, alright.
          That's enough of the magic show!

The minions don't hide their disappointment.

                     MINIONS
          Awwww.
          DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   5.


Margo suddenly looks around as if she just heard something.

                    MARGO
          Wait, did you hear that? It
          sounded like the twinkling sounds
          of magical fairy dust.

                    AGNES
              (gasps)
          It's the fairy princess!   She's
          coming!

Margo gasps and points up to the sky.

                      MARGO
          Look!

Edith spits out her magic balloon in horror and we follow it
up to reveal--

Gru. Dressed in a PUFFY PINK DRESS, fairy wings, glittery
eyelashes and tiara and magical wand.

Up on top of Gru's house, the minions struggle to lower him
down on a rope. Edith's balloon floats by and distracts
them.

They let go of the rope and Gru swings wildly, smashing into
the wall of the house and crashing to the ground.

                      GRU
          Aaaaaahh!

He stands up and tries to cover.

Agnes SIGHS HAPPILY, in awe of the fairy princess.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (in falsetto)
          It is I, Gru...zinkerbell! The
          most magical fairy princess of all!
          And I am here to wish Princess
          Agnes a very happy birthday!

Gru sprinkles the girls with glitter and they continue to
stare, frozen. Then a LITTLE GIRL raises her hand and speaks
with a lisp.

                    LITTLE GIRL
          How come you're tho fat?

Gru grits his teeth, then forces a smile and speaks with a
high-pitched, dreamy voice.
          DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT    6.


                    GRU
          Because my house is made of candy
          and sometimes I eat instead of
          facing my problems.

The girl starts to ask another question.

                    LITTLE GIRL
          How come you have-

Gru cuts her off with a puff of fairy dust to the face.   She
COUGHS.

                     GRU
          Okay!   Time for cake!

As the kids run to the table, Agnes approaches Gru.

                    AGNES
          Thank you, Gru-zinkerbell. You're
          the best fairy princess ever!

Gru smiles.

                    GRU
              (in falsetto)
          You are welcome, little girl.

She runs off, but quickly returns.

                    AGNES
              (whispers in his ear)
          I know it's really you, Gru. I'm
          just pretending for the other kids.

She runs off again to join her friends. Gru watches her go.
Couldn't be happier. Then he is approached by JILLIAN, a
heavily-Botoxed mom.

                    JILLIAN
          Hey there, Gru, Mr. Life of the
          Party!

                    GRU
              (forcing a smile)
          Hello, Jillian.

                    JILLIAN
          Sooooo, I'm gonna go out on a limb
          here, but my friend Natalie is
          recently single, and...
           DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   7.


In the background, a homely NATALIE leans against a buffet
table and seductively raises her eyebrows at Gru. The table
collapses to the ground beneath her.

                     GRU
               (realizes what's going on)
           No, no, no, get off of the limb
           right now. No limb.

                     JILLIAN
           Oh, come on...she's a riot. She
           sings karaoke, she has a lot of
           free time, looks aren't that
           important to her...

In the background, Natalie inadvertently walks in front of a
bottle pitch game, is struck by a ball, and falls to the
ground.

                     GRU
           No, Jill's, that is not happening.
           Seriously. I'm fine.

                     JILLIAN
               (calling after Gru)
           Okay, fine. Forget Natalie.        How
           about my cousin Linda?

Gru walks off, passing by Edith and Margo.

                        GRU
           No.

                     JILLIAN
           Oh, oh! I know someone whose
           husband just died!

SPLASH!   Suddenly Jillian is sprayed in the face with water.

Reveal Gru holding a HOSE with a SPRAY NOZZLE.

                        GRU
           I'm sorry.     I did not see you
           there.

SPLASH!   He sprays her again.    She falls down.

                        GRU (CONT'D)
           Or there.

He drops the hose and walks away, CHUCKLING softly.
             DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT         8.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - DUSK

Gru takes Kyle out to the front yard.

CAMERA POV

A camera with nightvision is watching them. The screen
analyzes Kyle and a readout comes out as "SPECIES: UNKNOWN."
Kyle sniffs Gru's flowers.

                       GRU
             Kyle... Kyle!

Then it analyzes Gru and the readout says "TARGET ACQUIRED."

                       GRU (CONT'D)
             Ky--Kyle!   No, do not do your
             business on the petunias!

Kyle lifts up his leg next to Gru's flowers.

He picks Kyle up and places him next to his neighbor's bush.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
             There you go. Those are Fred's.
             Go crazy.

Kyle does and the bush immediately withers and dies.         Gru
CHUCKLES.

                         GRU (CONT'D)
             Good boy.

                         VOICE (O.S.)
             Mr. Gru?

Gru turns and sees Lucy Wilde standing there.

                        GRU
             Wha?   I didn't... What... Yes?

                       LUCY
                 (holds up her badge)
             Hi! Agent Lucy Wilde of the AVL.
                 (realizes her badge is
                  upside down)
             Oh. Whoops.
                 (clears her throat, all
                  business)
             Sorry, you're gonna have to come
             with me.

                       GRU
             Oh, sorry, I--Freeze Ray!
          DESPICABLE ME 2                 CINCO & KEN DRAFT      9.


Gru whips out his FREEZE RAY and fires it.       A WALL OF ICE
heads for Lucy.

But before it gets to her, Lucy pulls out a retractable gun
from her purse, which acts as a FLAMETHROWER. Melting the
ice.

                    LUCY
          You know you really should announce
          your weapons after you fire them,
          Mr. Gru. For example--

She pulls out a LIPSTICK. Fires it at Gru. The tip flies
through the air and connects with his chest, latching on.
ZZZZZAPPP! It tases him, which sends his body flailing in
different funny poses before passing out.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Lipstick Taser! Oh, it works so
          good.


EXT: STREET - LATER

Lucy tries to drag Gru to her car, but he's too heavy.

                         LUCY
          Man.    Ugh.     Large...person.

She gets an idea.

Lucy gets into her car. In the background, we see Gru begin
to come to, but he is struck by Lucy's car as she pulls back
and is knocked out again.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Oh...sorry!

Closer now, Lucy gets out and stuffs his body into the trunk.

Just then Tom and Stuart come out of Gru's garage and see
their boss being loaded in. Lucy struggles to close the
trunk.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Get...in...there...you...big...man!

SLAM! Lucy finally slams the trunk then quickly gets into
the vehicle.

Tom and Stuart exchange horrified looks.

                         TOM AND STUART
          Boss!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   10.


They take off running after the car as it pulls away, running
as fast as their tiny legs will carry them. They get right
behind it and Tom LEAPS up onto the trunk. He reaches his
hand out to Stuart, who is falling behind.

                    TOM
          Koom ey lah!

                    STUART
          Koom ey lah! Koom ey lah!

Stuart leaps for the bumper and Tom catches him by his
overall straps. Tom holds on tight as Stuart dangles from
the back of the car, his overall straps stretching way out.

                    STUART (CONT'D)
          Aaaaaaiiieeeaaaiiieeeaaaah!

As Lucy turns a corner, he slams into some garbage cans and
ends up skiing behind the car in a cardboard box.

Now in the box, Stuart continues to ride behind the car, and
even starts to get the hang of that, too. He waves at Tom,
and Tom waves back.

                    STUART (CONT'D)
          Woooo!

                    TOM
          Ooooh!

All is good until they go past a clothesline and a sheet gets
stuck on Stuart.

The sheet forms a parasail which lifts Stuart up into the
air. He strikes a Superman flying pose. Then a flock of
GEESE fly toward him and one actually slams into his face.

                    STUART
          Quack quack!

It SQUAWKS at him as it flies off.

Lucy spots the commotion in her side view mirror and slams on
the brakes. SCREECH! Both minions fly forward--


INT: LUCY'S CAR - SAME

Lucy sees this, drives forward, and opens the convertible
top, causing the Minions to land right in the passenger's
seat. They strike threatening karate poses.
          DESPICABLE ME 2                CINCO & KEN DRAFT   11.


                        TOM AND STUART
           Hi-YAH!!

Lucy tases them and they pass out.       She floors it.


EXT: STREET - SAME

Lucy's car continues driving until it reaches a crowded PIER.
And doesn't stop. It drives right off the end of the pier.
A confused fisherman leaps for his life.

                        CONFUSED FISHERMAN
           What the--     Oh!

SPLASH!


INT: OCEAN - SAME

Lucy's car now transforms into an UNDERWATER VEHICLE. As the
minions come to, one of them tries playing with the radio
until Lucy slaps his hand away. They speed through the sea
and an octopus slams into her windshield. She turns on the
wipers, which hits the octopus in the face until he's had
enough and swims off in a cloud of ink.

She HONKS her HORN as she passes through a school of fish.

                        MINIONS
           Whoa...

As the fish pass the Minions look ahead to see a shark
heading for them with his mouth open. They SCREAM. Lucy
quickly steers the car out of harm's way. They pass by
several more sharks until they arrive at a GIANT SUBMARINE
with the letters "AVL" on the side.

A HATCH opens and Lucy's car goes inside.       The hatch closes
behind her.


INT: AVL SUB - SAME

The water drains out from the holding dock. A buffer and
hair dryer come out to dry off the car. A squeegee wipes off
the windshield.

Then the platform the car is on lowers down.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   12.


INT: AVL ROOM - DAY

Lucy's car lowers into the center of the room as a large
circular table assembles around it, effectively locking them
in.

Lucy and the Minions get out of the car. She pushes a button
on her remote and Gru, with a starfish attached to his head,
is ejected from the trunk.

                     GRU
              (groggily)
          Ugh...ooh...what...where...ah...oh,
          foot's asleep...ah...pins and
          needles...

                    SILAS (O.S.)
          Good afternoon, Mr. Gru.

                      GRU
          Ehhh...

                    SILAS
          I apologize for our methods in
          getting you here.

                    LUCY
          I don't. I'd do it again in a
          heartbeat. I am not gonna lie--I
          enjoyed that. Every second of it.
          Gave me a bit of a buzz, actually.

                    SILAS
          That's enough, Agent Wilde.

                    LUCY
          Sorry, sir.

                    GRU
          Okay, this is bogus!

Gru peels the starfish off his head and drops it onto Tom's.
Stuart LAUGHS at him.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          I don't know who you people think
          you are, but--

A WAITER comes over with tea for Silas.

                    SILAS
          We are the Anti-Villain League.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   13.


As Silas summons a map that shows all of the AVL offices
around the world, Lucy's car drops out of the way. Stuart is
trapped on the lowering platform and he scrambles to get back
onto stable ground. Silas continues.

                    SILAS (CONT'D)
          An ultra-secret organization
          dedicated to fighting crime on a
          global scale. Rob a bank? We're
          not interested. Kill someone? Not
          our deal. But you want to melt the
          polar ice caps? Or vaporize Mt.
          Fuji? Or even steal the moon?
          Then we notice.

                    GRU
          First of all, you've got no proof
          that I did that. Second, after I
          did do that, I put it back!

                     SILAS
          We're well aware of that, Mr. Gru.
          That's why we've brought you here.
              (beat)
          I am the League's director, Silas
          Ramsbottom.

Upon hearing the name, Tom and Stuart start giggling.

                       TOM
          Bottom.

                    TOM AND STUART
          Heeheheeeeheeehee.

Silas bristles at this, and glances over at Lucy.

                       SILAS
          Hilarious.     Agent Wilde...

                    LUCY
          Oh, me now...?

She continues the de-briefing, turning to the screens, which
show an image of the Magnet Ship stealing the lab.

                     LUCY (CONT'D)
          Um, recently an entire top secret
          lab disappeared from the Arctic
          Circle. Yeah, the entire lab.
          Just whoosh. Voom! Gone. Where
          did it go?
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    14.


                    GRU
          I don't care.

The screen shows FOOTAGE of a TINY LITTLE BUNNY in a
scientific lab. Furry and adorable.

                    LUCY
          The lab was devoted to experiments
          involving PX-41, a transmutation
          serum. What is PX-41, you ask?
          Mmmm, it's pretty bad... Look.

A LABCOAT TECHNICIAN approaches the bunny with a SYRINGE
containing the purple liquid. Injects some in its butt.

                     TOM AND STUART
          Aaah!

Instantly the bunny transforms into a HIDEOUS PURPLE MONSTER
BUNNY. Gru and the Minions smile, impressed.

Then it goes crazy and attacks the scientist.    Gru covers his
eyes and the Minions pass out.

                     GRU
          Oh!

The bunny attacks the technician, then the camera...and the
film is over.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Hmm, you usually don't see that in
          bunnies.

                     SILAS
          As you can see, in the wrong hands,
          the PX-41 serum could be the most
          devastating weapon on earth.
              (struggles to get through
                the opening in the table)
          Fortunately it has a very distinct
          chemical footprint, and using the
          latest chemtracking technology, we
          found traces of it in the Paradise
          Mall.

On the screens we see images depicting a highly technical
diagram of the shopping mall.

                     GRU
          Ha!   A mall?
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   15.


                    SILAS
          Precisely. And we believe that one
          of these shop owners is a master
          criminal.

Silas scrolls through pictures of the mall's shop owners.

                    SILAS (CONT'D)
          And that's where you come in. As
          an ex-villain, you know how a
          villain thinks, how a villain acts.

                    LUCY
          The plan is to set you up
          undercover at a shop in the mall,
          where hopefully you'll be able to--

                    GRU
          Okay, I see where this is going,
          with all the Mission Impossible
          stuff, but no. No! I am a father
          now. And a legitimate businessman.
          I am developing a line of delicious
          jams and jellies.

Silas shoots him a look.    He CHUCKLES.

                    SILAS
          Jams and...jellies?

                     GRU
          Oh, attitude! That's right! So
          thanks, but no thanks.
              (beat)
          And here's a tip--instead of tasing
          people and kidnapping them, maybe
          you should just give them a call!
          Good day, Mr. Sheepsbutt!

                    SILAS
          Ramsbottom.

                    GRU
              (chuckles)
          Oh, yeah, like that's any better!

Gru turns and heads for the door, followed by Tom and Stuart,
who continue to GIGGLE about Ramsbottom's name.


EXT: OCEAN - NIGHT

Gru exits the AVL headquarters, which he now sees is on a
SUBMARINE.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT       16.


Lucy leans out the door and taps him on the shoulder.

                    LUCY
          Look, I probably shouldn't be
          saying this, but your work as a
          villain was kind of amazing, so if
          you ever want to get back to doing
          something awesome--give us a call.

She hands Gru her BUSINESS CARD.   Gru takes it and stares at
it.


EXT: OCEAN - LATER

Gru rows back to shore as Tom yells to him like a coxswain.
Gru GRUNTS with each stroke.

                    TOM
              ("Stroke!")
          Mack-oh! Mack-oh!    Mack-oh!


INT: GRU'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Gru carries a sleeping Agnes upstairs.


INT: GIRLS' BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS

Gru enters to find Margo and Edith not in bed.   Margo is
texting someone.

                    GRU
              (whispers)
          Hey, I told you guys to get to bed.

                       MARGO
          Oh, sorry.

                    EDITH
          So when ya goin' on your date?

                       GRU
          What?

                    EDITH
          Remember? Miss Jillian said she
          was arranging a date for you.

                    GRU
          Yeah, well, she is a nutjob.    And
          I'm not going on any date.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    17.


                      EDITH
          Why not?    Are you scared?

Gru stares back at Edith.     Gets a far-away look in his eyes.


EXT: PLAYGROUND - FLASHBACK - DAY

We flash back to LITTLE GRU on the school playground. He
stares, lovesick, at a CUTE LITTLE BLONDE GIRL, named LISA.

                    LISA
              (to her friends)
          Hey, did you guys see the moon
          landing on TV?

                    GIRLS
          Yeah, I can't believe it.     It's so
          cool...

                    LISA
          Yeah, and you know what--

Gru approaches her.

                    LITTLE GRU
          Excuse me, Lisa?

But she doesn't notice him.    He tries again.

                     LISA
               (to her friends)
          I was talking to Billy the other
          day.

                      GIRLS
          No way.

                    LISA
          He is so cute.

Gru clears his throat.

                    LISA (CONT'D)
          And I think he likes me.

                    GRU
          Hey Lisa, I was wondering if you--

Gru reaches out and taps her shoulder with his pointer
finger.

Then one of the other little girls points to Gru's finger on
Lisa's shoulder.
         DESPICABLE ME 2                 CINCO & KEN DRAFT   18.


                    GIRL
          Ewww! Gru touched Lisa!         Gru
          touched Lisa!

The other girls turn and squeal, horrified.

                      GIRLS
          Eeeeewww!

A little buck-toothed red-haired girl shouts out to the
entire playground.

                    RED HAIRED GIRL
          Lisa's got Grooties!

The playground erupts with SCREAMS and everyone turns and
runs away.

Little Gru is left alone.     Crushed.


INT: GIRLS' BEDROOM - NIGHT

Gru comes out of the flashback.

                    GRU
          Scared? Of what? Women?! No,
          that's bonkers! I just-- I have no
          interest in going on a date, that's
          all. Case closed. I'm not scared--
          of women... or dates... let's go to
          bed.

Gru gives each girl a goodnight kiss.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Goodnight, Edith.

Then he goes over to Margo, who's already in bed.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Goodnight, Margo.

She continues texting as he gives her a kiss.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! Well, hold
          the horses. Who are you texting?

                     MARGO
          No one.   Just my friend Avery.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   19.


                    GRU
          Avery... Avery? Is that a girl's
          name or a boy's name?

                    MARGO
          Does it matter?

                    GRU
          No, no, it doesn't matter... Unless
          it's a boy!

                    AGNES
          I know what makes you a boy.

Gru turns to Agnes, concerned.

                    GRU
          Uh...oooh...you...do?

                    AGNES
          Your bald head.

Gru nods, relieved.

                       GRU
          Oh, yes...

                    AGNES
          It's really smooth. Sometimes I
          stare at it and imagine a little
          chick popping out. Peep peep peep.

Gru sighs and gives her a kiss.

                    GRU
          Goodnight, Agnes.   Never get older.

Gru turns out the light and leaves the room.


INT: LAB - DAY

Gru rides the elevator tube down to his lab, passing minions
in various stages of jelly making. A sign reading, JELLY
TESTING AREA" has been hastily pasted over a nuclear warning
sign.

A SUPERVISOR MINION checks his clipboard as the MINION next
to him steals a banana from his pocket. He turns, but the
Minion who stole the banana has hidden it in his mouth. We
see the ends of the banana pushing out his cheeks.

                      SUPERVISOR MINION
          Hey, oh!    Me banana!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   20.


The Minion with the banana in his mouth shrugs.

A single apple is passed down a line of Minions in the least
efficient way possible.

A few Minions mash fruits in large vats ala "I Love Lucy."

One wears a bunch of fruit on his head like Carmen Miranda
and sings the CHIQUITA BANANA song. His supervisor comes
over and tells him to get back to work.

The Minion tries to get out of the vat of fruit, but slips
and falls down into a large test-tube filled with mashed
fruit.

Then all of the mashed fruit is flushed down a large hole
where it is injected into jelly jars passing by on a conveyor
belt. The trapped Minion is injected into one of the jars.

Gru enters the lab and greets the minions.

                    GRU
          Hey, Tim, nice haircut!

He points at Tim.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Donnie, hang in there, baby!    It's
          almost Friday.

Gru high-fives Donnie as he approaches Dr. Nefario.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          So, how's today's batch, Dr.
          Nefario?

                    DR.    NEFARIO
          I developed a    new formula which
          allowed me to    get every known kind
          of berry into    one flavor of jelly.

Gru sticks his finger in and tastes the purple goo in the
jar. Makes a disgusted face, then attempts a smile.

                     GRU
              (faking it)
          That tastes good...
              (gags)
          Love the flavor of that...

                    DR. NEFARIO
          It's horrible, isn't it?
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT    21.


                    GRU
          No! No! Oh, we're making great
          progress!
              (to the Minions)
          Here, try some of this.

He hands a jar to a minion, who tries it. He GAGS!   Another
minion tastes some and scrapes it off his tongue. They smash
the jar and all the minions run away, disgusted.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Whoa... okay, just because
          everybody hates it doesn't mean
          it's not good.

Dr. Nefario hangs his head.

                    DR. NEFARIO
          Listen, Gru. There's something
          I've been meaning to talk to you
          about for some time now.

                     GRU
          What?   What's wrong?

                    DR. NEFARIO
              (clears his throat)
          I miss being evil. Sinister plots,
          large-scale crimes...It's what I
          live for! I mean, don't you think
          there's more to our future than
          jelly?

                     GRU
          Well, I'm also considering a line
          of jams...

                     DR. NEFARIO
          Um...the thing is, Gru...
              (deep breath)
          I've had an offer of employment
          elsewhere.

                    GRU
          Dr. Nefario! Come on, you're
          kidding, right?

                    DR. NEFARIO
          It's a great opportunity for me,
          bigger lab, more evil, full
          dental...

Dr. Nefario presses a button and his stuff folds itself up
into a traveling suitcase.
          DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     22.


Dr. Nefario hangs his head.    Gru stares back at his old
friend.

                     GRU
           Very well. Let us give you the
           proper send-off.
               (calls off screen)
           Minions!


INT: GRU'S LAB - LATER

Seven minions are lined up with seven fart guns. Dr. Nefario
sits in his scooter.

                     GRU
           The highest honor awarded. To Dr.
           Nefario for your years of service.
           The twenty-one fart gun salute!

FART!   FART!   FART!

Dr. Nefario COUGHS.     His eyes are watering (and not only from
the smell).

                     DR. NEFARIO
           Uh, I counted twenty-two.

Dave CHUCKLES, guilty.    Dr. Nefario fires up the scooter.

                     DR. NEFARIO (CONT'D)
           Farewell, my friends.

The minions CRY. Dr. Nefario pushes another button on the
scooter, transforming it into flying mode. He GUNS the
engine and it begins flying away. At the slowest pace
possible. Everyone just stands there awkwardly.

                     DR. NEFARIO (CONT'D)
           This may take a while. Go about
           your business.

Everyone walks off.

                     DR. NEFARIO (CONT'D)
           I miss you already!

Gru examines Lucy's business card.     Makes a decision.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - NIGHT

The shadow of a mysterious figure approaches Gru's front
door.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    23.


EXT: GRU'S FOYER - NIGHT

A Minion wears a French Maid's outfit and SINGS as he vacuums
the floor. The doorbell rings.

The Minion opens the door to see who it is.

                    FRENCH MAID MINION
          Hello?

A shadow falls across the terrified minion as something
unseen abducts him.


EXT: GRU'S FOYER - LATER

The vacuum moves back and forth across the floor by itself.
Another Minion walks by wearing a different Maid outfit. He
doesn't see the other Minion and closes the door.

Then he opens it again, cleans the doorknob, and closes it.


INT: FAMILY ROOM - DAY

It's morning at Gru's house. Margo and Agnes sit on the
couch with a LAPTOP. Edith leans over the top of the couch,
looking on.

                    AGNES
          Are you sure we should be doing
          this?

                    MARGO
          Yes, it's for his own good.

On the screen is a DATING WEBSITE (CREATE-A-DATE.NET)--the
girls are creating a profile for Gru.

                    MARGO (CONT'D)
          Okay, we need to choose a picture.

Margo clicks through pictures of Gru.    Each one is worse than
the last.

                    AGNES
          No.

CLICK.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          Scary.

CLICK.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT    24.


                       EDITH
          Weird.

CLICK. The next picture is of Gru in a bathing suit.   The
girls react in horror.

                       GIRLS
          Aaaaaah!!!

Margo covers Agnes's eyes.

                    AGNES
          What is that?!

Gru enters the family room.

                    GRU
          Good morning, girls! I have an
          announcement to make.

                    MARGO
          Hey, what celebrity do you look
          like?

                    GRU
          Ummm...Bruce Willis.

The girls stare at him blankly.

                       MARGO
          Mmmm...no.

                    AGNES
          Humpty Dumpty!

                    EDITH
          Ooh, Gollum!

The girls LAUGH.

                    GRU
          Okay, what are you doing?

                    AGNES
          We're signing you up for online
          dating!

                    GRU
          Oh, okay...WHAT?! No, no, no, no,
          no, no, no, no, no.

Gru grabs the laptop away from the girls.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    25.


                    EDITH
          Aw come on, it's fun.

                    MARGO
          And it's time for you to get out
          there.

                       GRU
          No! Stop!      No one is ever getting
          out there!     Ever!

Gru hands a Minion the laptop, accidentally hitting him in
the face.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Okay, now for the announcement:    I
          have accepted a new job.

                    MARGO
          Whoa--really?

                    GRU
          Yes, I have been recruited by a top
          secret agency to go undercover and
          save the world!

                    EDITH
          You're gonna be a spy?!

                    GRU
          That's right, baby! Gru's back in
          the game! With gadgets and weapons
          and cool cars...the whole deal.

                       EDITH
          Awesome!

Agnes looks up at him in awe.

                    AGNES
          Are you really gonna save the
          world?

Gru looks at Agnes.

                     GRU
          Yes.   Yes I am.

He coolly puts on a pair of sunglasses.

We pan to Dave mimicking Gru with a pair of sunglasses.

                       DAVE
          Mocha!
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   26.


And then to Kevin dressed in an Amish beard and tie.

                       KEVIN
          Cacao!

And then Stuart dressed as a little girl with pigtails.

                       STUART
          Papadam?


EXT: MALL - DAY

Establishing.


INT: MALL - SAME

Gru comes down the escalator wearing the sunglasses, with the
three disguised Minions behind him. Stuart gets his dress
caught in the escalator. It comes off and he hides in a
nearby potted plant.

Gru glances at a store called the "EAGLE HAIR CLUB." He then
arrives at a charming, pink CUPCAKE STORE. The sign reads,
"BAKE MY DAY" Gru frowns and takes off his sunglasses.

                       GRU
          Hm.     "Bake My Day."   Blech.


INT: BAKE MY DAY - CONTINUOUS

Gru unlocks the door and enters. JINGLE! BELLS on the door
ring. The inside is sugary and clean and quaint. Gru takes
it all in. Then turns to the minions.

                    GRU
          Alright, here is the cupcake recipe
          I got off the internet.

The minions excitedly grab the recipe and head for the
kitchen. Gru kicks Stuart, who is still staggering around in
the potted plant.

                     GRU (CONT'D)
          And don't go nuts with the
          sprinkles!

Gru is left alone. He looks around. Sees a BUNNY CUPCAKE in
a glass cake dish. Then a SHARK CUPCAKE in the next cake
dish. And in the next dish he sees Lucy's head. She makes a
funny face.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     27.


Gru SCREAMS, which causes Lucy to SCREAM and jump up, hitting
her head on one of the shelves, sending all of the CUPCAKES
flying.

Lucy immediately goes into action, using incredible and
frankly weird-looking MARTIAL ARTS MOVES to dispatch the
cupcakes as they fly toward her.

                       LUCY
          Ha! Yaa!      Ho! Ooof!   Zaaa!   Ay-ay-
          ay-ay-ay!

She successfully eliminates all of the cupcakes, then turns
to Gru, out of breath.

                     LUCY (CONT'D)
          Whoo. Wasn't expecting that.
              (strikes a martial arts
               pose)
          Or was I?

Gru has a cupcake stuck to the top of his head, frosting side
down. Lucy gestures as if he's got a little food on his
face.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Ooh... you got... You got... a
          little...

The cupcake slowly slides down, then falls to the floor.    It
leaves a long smear on Gru's face.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Here, I'll-- I'll get it.

Gru stands frozen as she tries to clean him up.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Oh, that's just spreading...um...

                    GRU
          Alright, alright.    I got it.    I got
          it!... Stop it!

Lucy backs off.

                       LUCY
          Oh!     I'll let you get it.

Gru SIGHS and wipes the frosting off his face.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   28.


                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Yeah, what you just saw there was a
          little something new I've been
          working on. It's a combination of
          Jujitsu, Krav Maga, Aztec warfare,
          and krumping.

                    GRU
          Okay, that's weird--why are you
          here?

                    LUCY
          On assignment from Silas.   I'm your
          new partner. Yay!

                    GRU
          What?! No, no "yay." Ramsbottom
          didn't say anything about a
          partner.

                     LUCY
          Well, seems that because of your
          checkered past, everyone else
          refused to work with you. But not
          me. I stepped up. And I'm new, so
          I kind of have to do what they tell
          me anyway.

Gru is about to respond when Dave the minion comes out the
kitchen door. He carries a cupcake in the shape of a Minion.

                    DAVE
          Walla!

Immediately Lucy moves with lightning-quick reflexes. She
smashes his cupcake, flips him into the air, and pins him to
the counter. Dave SCREAMS.

                    LUCY
          You know this guy?

                    GRU
          Yes, he's one of my minions.

                    LUCY
          Oh, I'm sorry. I should have
          known.

She releases him.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          You're free to go.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     29.


Dave stares at Lucy. Immediately smitten. A magical glow
appears around her as romantic music plays. We go into
Dave's fantasy.


EXT: BEACH - DAY - FANTASY

Dave and Lucy run along a beach together hand in hand.


EXT: FIELD - DAY - FANTASY

Dave and Lucy have a romantic picnic together. They toast
each other with champagne. Dave drinks from the bottle.


EXT: BRIDGE - NIGHT - FANTASY

Lucy and Dave sit on the railing of a moonlit footbridge.
Both fire ROCKETS into the air to create fireworks and are
about to kiss when--

                    GRU (V.O.)
          Dave...


INT: BAKE MY DAY - DAY

Back to reality, where Dave is staring up at Lucy,
lovestruck.

                    GRU
          Earth to Dave!     You can leave now.

Dave goes back into the kitchen, never taking his eyes off of
Lucy.


INT: MALL - DAY

CLOSE ON the Giant Cupcake on top of the cupcake shop. The
CHERRY on the Giant Cupcake rotates, revealing a CAMERA
hidden inside. VZZZZZT! The lens zooms.

                    GRU (O.S.)
          Now, what do we got? Who's on the
          list? Fire `em at me.



INT: BAKE MY DAY - SAME

Gru and Lucy stand next to each other under a domed lamp
lowered from the ceiling.
         DESPICABLE ME 2               CINCO & KEN DRAFT   30.


Inside the dome of the lamp, Gru and Lucy are uncomfortably
close together looking at a video screen.

                    LUCY
          First suspect...Hedda Blumentoft,
          proprietor of Mum's the Word Floral
          Shop.

The camera moves over to Mum's the Word Floral Shop and HEDDA
BLUMENTOFT.

                      GRU
          No.    Not her.

                    LUCY
          Okay, moving on...

The camera moves over to the "Stuff-A-Bear" store. CHUCK
KINNEY, a small perky man, holds up an empty teddy bear skin
for a little boy.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Chuck Kinney, owner of "Stuff-A-
          Bear."

Kinney shoves the teddy bear's butt onto a sharp metal tube.
The bear inflates until it EXPLODES into a torrent of bear
skin and stuffing. The little boy CRIES.

                      LUCY (CONT'D)
          Ooh.

                    GRU
          I don't think so.

DING-A-LING-A-LING! The bell rings on the cupcake shop's
front door, signaling a customer.

                      EDUARDO (O.S.)
          Hello?

                      GRU
          Oh!

Gru and Lucy quickly hide their equipment, look up and see
EDUARDO PEREZ at the door. They try to act natural.

                    EDUARDO
          Buenos dias, my friends! I am
          Eduardo Perez, owner of Salsa &
          Salsa Restaurant, across the mall.
          Now open for breakfast. And you
          are?
            DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   31.


                      GRU
             Gru. And this is Lucy.    And we are
             closed.

                       EDUARDO
             This is just gonna take un momento.
             I am throwing a big Cinco de Mayo
             party, and I am going to need two
             hundred of your best cupcakes
             decorated with the Mexican flag.
             It looks something like this.

He rips open his shirt, revealing a TATTOO of the Mexican
flag on his chest.

                       EDUARDO (CONT'D)
             What do you think?

He flexes and makes it wave.     Gru hides his eyes.

                          GRU
             Look away!

Lucy stares at it.

                       LUCY
             You-- Whoa... Hooo...

                       EDUARDO
             Anyway, I have to go. It's all
             settled! I pick `em up next week!
             Have a good day. Come by if you
             get a chance, okay?

He exits.    Gru GROANS, relieved.    Finally!

Then Eduardo pops back in.

                       EDUARDO (CONT'D)
             And welcome to the mall family!

Gru studies Eduardo's face and GASPS. He pictures Eduardo in
a red luchador mask surrounded by flames. Eduardo turns and
leaves. As soon as the door closes--

                       GRU
                 (whispers)
             El Macho.

                          LUCY
             What?

                       GRU
             But it couldn't be...
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT      32.


                    LUCY
          Wha-- What? What couldn't be??

                    GRU
          That guy looks exactly like a
          villain named El Macho. From about
          twenty years ago.


EXT: DESERT - DAY - FLASHBACK

Classic Spaghetti western sepia-toned shot of El Macho
looking menacing. He looks like the large Hispanic man from
the mall, only younger and wearing a Lucha Libre outfit and
mask (a mask which looks similar to the one Gru imagined).

El Macho pushes the BARKEEP out of the way and grabs a large
bottle from behind the bar.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          He was ruthless. He was dangerous.
          And as the name implies, very
          macho.

El Macho pours himself a shot and then smashes the bottle
over his own head.

He reaches down and pulls up a rattlesnake from below the
bar. He squeezes its head, squirting venom into the shot
glass. He drinks it down and then eats the glass.

He sticks the snake's fangs into a few dollars that he leaves
on the bar, before breaking through the wall behind him,
leaving an EL Macho-shaped hole.


EXT: STREET - DAY - FLASHBACK

El Macho head butts an armored truck and approaches the
passenger side window.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          He had a reputation for pulling off
          heists using only his bare hands.

When the ARMED GUARDS look over he punches through the bullet-
proof glass, knocking them both out of the truck. Then he
lifts the truck onto his back and runs down the street with
it.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          Ah, but sadly, like all the greats,
          El Macho was gone too soon.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT    33.


EXT: SKY - DAY - PAST

A bird, flying in the air, is suddenly struck by an airplane.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          He died in the most macho way
          possible.

El Macho leaps out of the plane riding a SHARK, a ton of
DYNAMITE strapped to him. He plummets toward the mouth of an
ACTIVE VOLCANO.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          Riding a shark with 250 pounds of
          dynamite strapped to his chest into
          the mouth of an active volcano.

He pulls two grenades from behind his back, yanks the pins,
and holds onto them as he plunges into the volcano.

There is a MASSIVE EXPLOSION.

                    GRU (V.O.)
          It was glorious.


INT: BAKE MY DAY - DAY

Lucy stares at Gru, confused.

                    LUCY
          Yeah, sounds like El Macho's pretty
          dead...

                     GRU
          They never found the body. Oh no.
          All that was ever retrieved was a
          pile of singed chest hair.
              (beat)
          But... that face. It has got to be
          El Macho.

Lucy gets an excited look on her face.

                    LUCY
          Then what do you say you and I
          break into his restaurant?
          Tonight.

Gru nods at Lucy's invitation.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   34.


                    GRU
          Yes, that's good, because I'm
          telling you--if anybody in this
          place has the PX-41 serum...

Gru looks out the window and points at Eduardo riding up on
the escalator, scratching his butt.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          ...it's him.


INT: GIRLS' BEDROOM - NIGHT

Gru enters and pushes the girls into their beds like a tour
guide anxious to finish a tour.

                    GRU
          Alright, alright, homework done,
          pajamas on, teeth brushed, time for
          bed.

                    MARGO
          What's the big hurry?

                    GRU
          I just... I have a lot of work to
          do.

                    EDITH
          Work, what kind of work?

                    GRU
          Very important business.
          So...hugs, kisses...
              (hugs and kisses them)
          ...good night, sleep tight, don't
          let the bedbugs blah-blah-blah-blah-
          blah--

Gru turns to leave, but Agnes is standing at the doorway.

                    AGNES
          But you said you'd help me
          practice my part for the Mother's
          Day show!

Gru looks down at Agnes' puppy dog eyes.    He SIGHS.

                    GRU
          Fine, fine... Let me hear it.
          Quickly.
            DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   35.


INT: GRU'S FAMILY ROOM - NIGHT

On Agnes.    She gives her lines.

                       AGNES
                 (robotically)
             She kisses my boo-boos
             She braids my hair
             My mother is beyond compare
             We love you, mothers, everywhere!

Gru frowns.

                       GRU
             Wow! That was...something else. I
             really liked the way you smiled at
             the end. Let's try this one more
             time, but a teensy bit less like a
             zombie, okay?

                       AGNES
             Okay.
                 (still monotone)
             She kisses my boo-boos
             She braids my hair--

                        GRU
             Perfect!   Time to go!

As he heads for the door--

                       AGNES
             I don't think I should do this.

This stops Gru.

                       GRU
             Well, what do you mean?    Why not?

                       AGNES
             I don't even have a mom.

Ouch.   But Gru tries not to let this affect him.

                       GRU
             Well, you don't need one to do the
             show. I mean, you did the Veterans
             Day Pageant and you haven't been in
             combat.

Agnes looks up at Gru.

                       AGNES
             This is different.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     36.


                    GRU
          Okay, well, then...maybe you can
          just use your imagination.

                    AGNES
          You mean I pretend I have a mom?

                    GRU
          Yes, right. You can do that, can't
          you?

Agnes smiles.

                    AGNES
          Yeah! I do that all the time!
          Thanks, Gru!

She gives him a kiss and runs off.   Gru watches her go, deep
in thought.


INT: REC ROOM - NIGHT

TWO MINIONS raise their ice cream sundaes and clink them
together!

                    MINIONS
          Hey!

Pull back to reveal many minions singing and dancing.

We move through the crowd, passing by the mace-wielding
minion with his helmet still backwards and a smaller server
minion with a tray of ice cream sundaes in mugs.

We cut up to the rafters, where more minions are dancing and
singing in formation, jumping and hopping all over the place
in elaborate dance routines.

Back on the floor, three arm-in-arm minions take the chorus.
One of them clearly having had one too many sundaes is being
held up by the other two.

Another minion tries to carry empty mugs down a spiral
staircase, but he's knocked off by a bunch of minions running
up the other way.

Several minions sit around a communal bowl of ice cream,
lazily sipping at it through long straws.

Gru enters and takes it all in.

Other minions raid an ice cream cart, hanging from the
canopy, drinking directly from the spouts.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT    37.


                    GRU
          Alright, hey, hey--   No, no, no,
          no! Hey, please!

The Minions stop singing.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Kevin, Jerry, watch the girls for
          me, okay?
              (points)
          Dave, Stuart--come this way. With
          me! Come on!

Dave downs a jar of maraschino cherries and sprays whip cream
into his mouth before running after them, with a toothpick
umbrella in his mouth for good measure.

                      GRU (O.S.) (CONT'D)
          Come on!

Once they are gone, the Minions go back to singing and
laughing.


INT: GIRLS' BEDROOM - NIGHT

Margo, Edith and Agnes are fast asleep in their beds. Kevin
and Jerry sing them a lullaby. Then smile and quietly close
the door.


INT: HALLWAY - SAME

Kevin holds up a golf ball.   Jerry happily jumps up and down.

                    KEVIN
          Hey, putt-putt?

                      JERRY
          Oh!


INT: LIVING ROOM - LATER

Jerry puts the tee and ball in his mouth as Kevin stands on a
dresser, preparing to take a swing. He asks Jerry if he's
ready and Jerry gives a thumbs up.

                     KEVIN
          Una, doo--
              (laughs as he lowers the
               golf club to Jerry's
               head)
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     38.


CRASH! CLANG! A noise comes from the backyard.      The minions
exchange looks. What was that?


EXT: BACKYARD - NIGHT

Kevin and Jerry step out into the yard and look around
nervously, armed only with the golf club and tee.

                       KEVIN
          Boca!

                    JERRY
              (scared)
          Boca!

They walk over to the garbage cans. The cans begins to
rattle. Kevin and Jerry SCREAM as a CAT pops up from one of
the cans. The cat MEOWS.

Kevin LAUGHS at him and imitates Jerry's scared face.

                       KEVIN
          Looka too!

Jerry slaps him.    Kevin slaps him back.   They start to slap
fight until--

A SPOTLIGHT comes down from above, lighting up the terrified
minions. Before they can scream...

WOOSH! Jerry is sucked up into the air as if being abducted
by aliens. Kevin grabs onto a flower, and then the cat to
try and anchor himself down, but they both fly up into the
air.

The light goes out. A few seconds later the light comes back
on and drops the cat back down. It turns off again and the
Minions are gone.


EXT: MALL - NIGHT

The mall is dark and the parking lot is empty, except for two
minions and Lucy's car.


INT: MALL - SAME

A lone SECURITY GUARD walks through the dark mall, listening
to music on his headphones. He passes by Eduardo's Salsa &
Salsa. Shines his light inside. All clear. He moves on.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      39.


Once the guard is gone, a floor tile is moved aside and Gru
peeks out. After making sure the coast is clear, Gru calls
down.

                    GRU
              (whispers)
          We're stealth ninjas.    We make no
          sound.

                     LUCY
          Right.   Gotcha.


INT: EDUARDO'S SALSA & SALSA - LATER

Lucy kicks the door open.

She enters.   Gru reacts.

                    GRU
          Alright, El Macho, you're going
          down.

But before Gru takes a step, Lucy stops him.

                      LUCY
          Wait!    Wait!

                      GRU
          What?

She produces a SPRAY CAN and sprays the air in front of her.
Gru frowns.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          What are you doing?

                    LUCY
          I'm checking for laser beam alarm
          triggers.

                    GRU
          It's a restaurant!

                    LUCY
          You never know what kind of booby
          traps this guy could have set.
          Huh? C'mon!

                    GRU
          There are no booby traps!

Gru takes a step and kicks a TRIPWIRE attached to a tiny
bell. TING-A-LING! Lucy points to the bell.
         DESPICABLE ME 2               CINCO & KEN DRAFT       40.


                     LUCY
          Ha!   Booby!

Lucy GASPS as a door begins to creak open.      She hides behind
Gru.

A tiny CHICKEN hops out.      It CLUCKS.   Lucy is confused.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Oh. There's a chicken. Are you
          lost little guy? You must be lost!

                     GRU
          Ha!   Some guard dog.

Suddenly, the chicken leaps into the air and lands on Gru,
pecking his bald head.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiigh!

Gru runs in circles, trying to get the chicken off.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Get it off of me! Get it off of
          me! Get it off of me!

Gru SCREAMS as the chicken goes up his shirt and bursts out
of his sweater through the chest, "Alien"-style. He grabs
it.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          I got you!

It pecks him on the head, escapes, and continues to attack
him.

Lucy thinks fast and grabs a tablecloth from a table.      She
lunges and covers the chicken with the table cloth.

                       LUCY
          I got it!     Ha!

She tightens the tablecloth around Gru's neck, trapping the
chicken and Gru's head inside. A muffled scream comes from
under the table cloth and Lucy realizes what she's done. Gru
runs around trying to get the tablecloth off his head.

Lucy does a karate flip/body slam on Gru and the chicken.
She removes the table cloth. Gru's head has been replaced by
the chicken!

                       LUCY (CONT'D)
          Ha!
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   41.


She goes to karate chop the chicken, but it flies off and she
hits Gru in the face instead.

                      LUCY (CONT'D)
          Oh!

The chicken regroups, CLUCKS, and attacks.

Lucy acts fast and presses a button on her watch, squirting
FOAM onto the chicken.

FSSSSSSHT!   The foam instantly hardens into a glass ball
around the chicken. Only its head sticks out. It wobbles
back and forth like a Weeble. Lucy turns to Gru.

                    GRU
              (dazed)
          Ugh...

                     LUCY
          What is wrong with that chicken?
              (beat)
          Hey, that pollo? Es loco.

Gru is unimpressed.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
              (noticing Gru's wounds)
          No? Okay, let's go.


INT: KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS

Gru and Lucy step into the kitchen. Lucy pulls out a HIGH-
TECH SCANNING DEVICE and aims it around the kitchen.

                    GRU
          You getting anything?

                    LUCY
          No. Not yet. But hey, maybe you
          can find something with these x-ray
          goggles.

Lucy produces a pair of HIGH TECH goggles.    Gru shakes his
head.

                    GRU
              (skeptically)
          Bah...

Gru puts them on and looks around the kitchen.    We now see
the room from his X-RAY POV.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   42.


                    LUCY (O.S.)
          How're they working? Tell me, tell
          me!

Gru turns to Lucy and sees her as a SKELETON.

                     GRU
          Ahh!   Ooof!

                    LUCY
          What's wrong? Something wrong?

                    GRU
          Oh, that's an image I'll never get
          out of my brain. Blagh!

Gru makes a face, disturbed. Then quickly turns away and
spots something behind a painting on the wall...a safe. Sees
something inside it--a METAL CANISTER. Smiles.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          I knew it!

He goes to the wall and removes the painting, revealing the
SAFE.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          The serum is in here!

                    LUCY
          Ooh, then let's get it!

He produces a SAFE-CRACKING DEVICE and places it over the
combination wheel. Lights blink and it goes to work.

                    GRU
              (gleefully giggling)
          Oh, this is going to be good!
          Ahh...

CLICK. The safe opens, revealing--a JAR OF SALSA ("EDUARDO'S
SECRET RECIPE").

                     GRU (CONT'D)
          A-ha!
              (registering it's not the
                serum)
          What? It's... salsa?

                    LUCY
              (disappointed)
          Awww man.
          DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT       43.


INT: RESTAURANT - SAME

Eduardo enters the restaurant.   Senses something isn't right.
Frowns angrily.

                     EDUARDO
           Oh... somebody's going to die
           tonight.

He cautiously walks through the restaurant. Sees the chicken
in the ball of cement. Gasps.

                      EDUARDO (CONT'D)
           Pollito!

Eduardo runs over to Pollito and picks him up.

                     EDUARDO (CONT'D)
           What'd they do to you? Pollito?
           Can you hear me?

                      POLLITO
           Boc!

                     EDUARDO
           Who would do this to such a sweet
           little chicken? What? Who's
           there?

His eyes darken.


INT: KITCHEN - SAME

Gru and Lucy, who are ravenously eating the delicious salsa
with chips, turn to the door. Uh-oh.


INT: RESTAURANT - SAME

Eduardo, carrying the chicken, makes his way to the kitchen.
Grabs a LARGE KNIFE off of a table.

                     EDUARDO
           You coming out?! Or am I gonna go
           in?!


INT: KITCHEN - SAME

Gru and Lucy react to hearing Eduardo's voice. Gru pulls a
LASER CUTTER out of his jacket. Aims it at the ceiling.

TWEEEE!   The LASER fires, cutting a hole in the ceiling.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT      44.


INT: RESTAURANT - SAME

Eduardo approaches the kitchen, brandishing the knife. Ready
to confront any intruders. He shoves open the door and sees
chips and the salsa container sitting in the open wall safe.


INT: KITCHEN - CONTINUOUS

Eduardo enters the room, just in time to see a pair of legs
disappear into the ceiling.

                       EDUARDO
          Stop!

Lucy quickly pops down and hits him in the eyes with her foam-
shooting watch.

                       EDUARDO (CONT'D)
          My eyes!

He rubs his eyes, dropping the chicken and cracking its
encasement.


INT: MALL - SAME

Lucy and Gru quickly run through the mall.

                    LUCY
          Gru, call one of your munchkins!

Gru produces a communicator and calls into it.

                    GRU
          We've been spotted!    Come get us!


INT: LUCY'S CAR - SAME

One minion sits on the hood of the car.   The other leans
against a tire, toothpick in his mouth.

                       DAVE
          Huh?
                 (to the other minion)
          Hey!     Loo-koo-meow-plah!

                      STUART
          Ah!    Koom-kwat!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT      45.


INT: MALL - SAME

SMASH! The car crashes through the glass doors and speeds
through the mall. They crash into a bunch of cleaning
supplies being pushed by a janitor.

Gru and Lucy watch them from the balcony above.

                     LUCY
          Hm.   Subtle.

They both run over to meet the car at the escalators.

The car heads for the escalators. As they reach the bottom,
Gru and Lucy realize the minions are about to go up the other
one!

                    GRU
          Over here, over here!    Over...
          here.

Too late. The minions shake as they go up the bumpy stairs.
Once they reach the top they take a left and start driving in
circles around the balcony. Gru pulls out a grappling hook
and aims for the balcony railing.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (grabbing Lucy)
          Hold tight!

They shoot up and land right back where they started - at
Salsa & Salsa! The minions zoom by in the car and Gru SIGHS
in exasperation.

Just then, Eduardo emerges from the restaurant with fire in
his eyes and a knife in his hand. Eduardo produces many more
KNIVES and heads straight for them.

                    EDUARDO
          I have you now!

BAM! Eduardo is struck unconscious by Lucy's car.       Just in
time.

Lucy opens the car door. One of the minions holds a
toothpick in his hand and leans on the steering wheel,
seductively.

                    DAVE
          Rawr, rawr!

The other minion revs the engine suggestively.

Eduardo starts to wake up.    The car zooms past him.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   46.


EXT: MALL DOME - SAME

CRASH! Lucy's car plummets towards the ground. Gru SCREAMS
hysterically, but Lucy just hits a button and the car
TRANSFORMS into a jet.

They fly off into the night sky.


EXT: GRU'S NEIGHBORHOOD - MORNING

It's a beautiful morning. An ICE CREAM TRUCK makes its way
down the street (playing the song the minions were singing
earlier). It stops and a couple of CHILDREN run to meet it.

Stuart opens Gru's front door, having heard the commotion.
Two other minions approach as well. Stuart spots the ice
cream truck and points to it, excited.

                      STUART
          Oh!   Oh!   Gelato!

And then suddenly a MOB OF MINIONS appears running for the
ice cream truck alongside the group of children. The minions
shove the children aside and clamor around the truck holding
out their money.

                       MINIONS
          Gelato!     Gelato! Gelato!

Stuart pushes himself to the top of the unruly pack and tries
to maintain order.

                      STUART
          Stopa!    Stopa!!

A hush comes over the minions.

                    STUART (CONT'D)
              (knocking on the truck)
          Hey-ho! Gelato!

Suddenly the ice cream cone on top of the truck transforms
into a LARGE TUBE and extends itself above the minions.
Stuart offers the tube a wad of cash and attempts to order
gelato, but the it begins SUCKING the minions into it. ZUP!
ZUP! ZUP!

One by one the minions (dozens of them, including the minion
with his head still trapped in the jelly jar) are sucked into
the truck until there is only one left. He tries to make a
break for it, but the truck lowers a popsicle in front of
him.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      47.


He licks it, his tongue sticks, and he is yanked back into
the ice cream cone. The it closes and the truck drives away.

The children look on puzzled.


EXT: PARADISE MALL - DAY

The hole that Lucy's car crashed through last night has been
patched with plywood boards.


INT: PARADISE MALL - DAY

PULL BACK TO REVEAL that Gru is inside a GARBAGE CAN
DISGUISE. Next to him is Lucy, also in a GARBAGE CAN
DISGUISE, using binoculars.

                    LUCY (O.S.)
          All right, there he is.   Suspect
          #8: Floyd Eaglesan.

BINOCULARS POV

Floyd Eaglesan attempts to entice a customer to visit his
business, Eagle Hair Club.

                         GRU
          Oh.    Okay.

                    LUCY
          See if you can get closer.
          Go...go.

Gru quickly stands up, revealing his legs, and takes several
steps toward Eagle Hair Club. Floyd looks over his shoulder,
and Gru stops. Floyd enters Eagle Hair Club and Gru inches
closer.

                    GRU
          Alright, what do--

BINOCULARS POV

Suddenly a MAN approaches the trash can with a steaming cup
of coffee. The binoculars readout says "WARNING! EXTREMELY
HOT."

                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (to himself)
          Oh no. That's not good.

The man goes to throw the coffee in the trash and we see
Gru's legs pop out from beneath the can.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      48.


The man looks confused and tries again.     Gru dodges and takes
off running. The man chases after him.

Gru accidentally knocks into a bent-over woman's rear end.
Insulted, she turns around, sees the man with the coffee, and
slaps him across the face. Unfortunately, Gru doesn't see
the escalator ahead and goes tumbling down the moving stairs.

CRASH! BANG! CLANG! Finally, Gru pops out of the trash can
and lands at the bottom of the escalator with a THUD! Flat
on his face, he hears a familiar voice call out.

                     AGNES (O.S.)
          Hey Gru!

Gru looks up and sees Margo, Edith and Agnes.

                   GRU
          Oh! Girls! What are you doing
          here?

                    MARGO
          Well, we thought we'd come visit
          you at work.
              (looks at Gru and the
               trash can)
          So, you're saving the world in a
          garbage can?

                    GRU
              (sarcastically)
          Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...funny.

Lucy arrives on the scene, joining them.

                    LUCY
          Hey, there you are.   Oh, who's
          this?

                    GRU
          Lucy, these are my girls, Margo,
          Edith and Agnes. Girls, Lucy.
          Lucy, girls.

                     MARGO
          Hello.

                     EDITH
          Hi.

Agnes gazes lovingly at Lucy.   A magical glow appears around
Lucy, who smiles back.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    49.


                       AGNES
             Are you single?

                        LUCY
             Oh!   Goodness...

Gru, immediately uncomfortable, claps his hands together.

                       GRU
             Oh! Hey! I have an idea! Since
             Lucy and I have lots of work to do,
             why don't you girls go and explore
             the mall!

Gru quickly shuffles the girls away from Lucy, trying to get
out of the uncomfortable situation. Gru pulls out his
wallet.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
             Here is some money. Go buy some
             useless mall junk! Some headbands,
             and--

                       AGNES
             Are you gonna marry Lucy?

                       GRU
             Are you out of your gourd?    No!
             She just works with me.

                       AGNES
             Plus you love her.
                 (sings)
             You love her, you love her, you
             really really love her, and you're
             gonna get married, and I will be
             the flower girl, and--

                       GRU
             Okay, stop! That is a song of
             lies. I don't even like her!
                 (points to mall)
             Now go have fun!

Gru SIGHS.    The girls run off, but quickly return to hug Gru.

                       AGNES
             Almost forgot! Hugs!

                       MARGO
             Good luck saving the world.   Bye!

                         AGNES
             Bye, Gru!
         DESPICABLE ME 2                CINCO & KEN DRAFT    50.


Lucy watches the group hug.      Smiles.   Gru heads back over to
Lucy, embarrassed by Agnes.

                    GRU
          Ha, ha, ha! Kids...right?
          They're...funny.

                    LUCY
          Those girls totally adore you.       I
          bet you're a fun dad.

                       GRU
          Huh.
              (beat)
          I am pretty fun.


INT: SHOPPING MALL - DAY

The girls are at the MALL FOUNTAIN. Agnes has her eyes
closed and a very intense look on her face, as if she's
really concentrating on something. There is something in her
tightly clenched fist. She tosses a PENNY. Then opens her
eyes, waiting for her wish to come true.

Then Edith emerges from the water wearing a DIVING MASK AND
SNORKEL, hands full of COINS.

                    AGNES
          Is that stealing?

                    EDITH
          Not if my wish was that I would get
          a lot of free coins.

Margo is busy texting.       Then something offscreen catches her
eye.

It's a boy. This is ANTONIO. Suave, cool, and a bit
dangerous. We watch in SLOW MOTION as he strolls behind the
fountain, and then disappears in its spraying water.

Margo looks for Antonio.       Backs into the fountain and nearly
falls into it.

                       MARGO
          Whoa!

Antonio catches her.

                    ANTONIO
          Cool glasses.

Margo CHUCKLES nervously.      He helps her back up.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   51.


                    ANTONIO (CONT'D)
          I'm Antonio.

                    MARGO
          I'm...Margo.

                    ANTONIO
          I was just going to get a cookie.
          Care to join me?

                      MARGO
          Uh, sure.    I'm...Margo.

They begin walking away together, then Margo is reminded of
her sisters when Edith loudly clears her throat.

                    MARGO (CONT'D)
          Um...I'll catch up with you guys
          later. Bye!

She turns and runs after Antonio.

                    EDITH
          Can I be the first to say...Ewwww!

Agnes grabs Edith and shakes her.

                    AGNES
          We gotta go tell Gru!


EXT: EAGLE HAIR CLUB - DAY

Gru approaches Eagle Hair Club.

                    GRU
          All right, I'm going in.

                    LUCY (IN HEADPHONES)
          If it picks up any traces of the
          serum the sensor in your belt
          buckle--

Gru activates the high-tech scanning device on his belt
buckle.


INT: BAKE MY DAY - SAME

Lucy is in the cupcake shop monitoring the scanning device
results. She can hear him and see from his POV.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   52.


                    LUCY
          --will make a sound like this-- MEE-
          MO-MEE-MO-MEE-MO!!!

                    GRU
              (annoyed)
          Okay! I get it!     I get it!


INT: EAGLE HAIR CLUB - SAME

Gru fumbles with the automatic door, then enters Eagle Hair
Club.

                    FLOYD (O.S.)
              (chuckles)
          Welcome to Eagle Hair Club.

At the reception desk, a large chair shaped like an eagle
spins around. Sitting in the chair is Floyd, looking
sinister and petting a FURRY OBJECT that looks like a cat.

                    FLOYD (CONT'D)
          It's about time you showed up...Mr.
          Gru.

His pet BALD EAGLE perched next to him SQUAWKS.

                    GRU
          You...know my name?

                    FLOYD
              (chuckles)
          When someone moves into the mall
          who is follically challenged, I
          make it my business to know all
          about them. You are bald. And
          that is bad.

He strokes the furry object. Kisses it.    Then places it on a
MANNEQUIN HEAD. It's a TOUPEE.

                    FLOYD (CONT'D)
          There you go, my sweet.


INT: BAKE MY DAY - SAME

Lucy monitors the chem-tracking device from inside the shop.

                    LUCY
          I'm getting nothing so far. I
          think you need to move around.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      53.


INT: EAGLE HAIR CLUB - SAME

Gru listens in on the headphones.

He steps over to a wall on which hangs a PAINTING of Floyd
flying with eagles.

                    GRU
          Wow, this looks interesting.     What
          is it?

Gru thrusts his hips at the painting.    Floyd watches him,
suspicious.

                    FLOYD
          I take it you're an art lover?

                      LUCY (IN HEADPHONES)
          No serum.

                    GRU
          Yeah, not so much.

He walks over to a podium with a TROPHY.     He thrusts his hips
at that, too.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Oh, how about this impressive
          trinket?

                    FLOYD
          I'd hardly call it a trinket, Mr.
          Gru.

                    LUCY
              (in headphones)
          Nothing.

                    FLOYD
          The International--

                    GRU
          Yeah, I don't care.

Floyd GRUMBLES in frustration.

Gru moves to a shelf filled with WIG SAMPLES.     He straddles
it.

                     LUCY
              (in headphones)
          MEE-MO-MEE-MO-MEE-MO!!! Hold on.
          I'm picking up something! Behind
          that wall!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    54.


                      GRU
          Ah!    And what do we have here?

Floyd grabs a sample.

                    FLOYD
          These are my trial wigs.
              (holds out wig to Gru)
          You should take one.

Gru sticks his head into the shelf to investigate.

                    GRU
          No thanks. So what's on the other
          side of the wall?

                    FLOYD
          Here you are! Look at me!     Focus!

                       LUCY
                 (in headphones)
          Gru?

                    FLOYD
          I promise that this wig will
          transform you from ugly to
          irresistible.

Gru stares at the wig.    Clearly getting caught up in what
Floyd's saying.

Gru is about to respond when suddenly Edith and Agnes burst
in, out of breath.

                    AGNES
          MARGO HAS A BOYFRIEND!

                    EDITH
          AND THEY'RE GOING ON A DATE!

Gru stares at them.

                    GRU
          Date??? Boyfriend???
              (yells at Floyd)
          What???

Floyd shrugs.


INT: SHOPPING MALL - DAY

Gru, Edith and Agnes race across the mall. Then Agnes points
over to the salsa restaurant as Margo and Antonio walk in.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    55.


                    AGNES
          There she goes!


INT: EDUARDO'S SALSA & SALSA - DAY

Gru enters to see Margo and Antonio sitting together in the
back of the restaurant together. Margo laughs at something
Antonio said.

                    MARGO
          Oh, you're so funny...

                      EDITH
          Gross!    Look, they're in love!

These words hit Gru like a smack in the face.

                    GRU
          Oh, no, no, no! Do not say that
          they are...no no no, no!

He storms in.    Edith and Agnes follow.

                    ANTONIO (O.S.)
          ...and my dream is to one day play
          video games for a living.

                      MARGO
          Wow.    You're so complicated.

Gru storms over to Margo.     Attempts a smile.

                      GRU
          Margo.    What is going on here?

                    MARGO
          Oh! Gru, se llama Antonio.       Me
          llamo Margo.

                    GRU
          Me llama-lama-ding-dong, who cares.
          Let's go.

SALSA MUSIC begins to play and a curtain opens across the
room. WOOSH! Someone leaps out, spinning like a tornado,
then lands in the middle of the restaurant with a flourish.
It's Eduardo.

                      MARGO
          Whoa!

Everyone in the restaurant cheers.    Gru frowns.   Not this
guy!
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      56.


The music continues and Eduardo dances across the floor and
out into the mall where he grabs a passing SHOPPER and pulls
her into the restaurant.

The confused woman holds on for the ride    as Eduardo twirls
and dances her all around the floor. He     dips her and she
melts, as do all of the women watching.     Eduardo gazes into
the woman's eyes and produces a business    card.

                    EDUARDO
          Kids eat free on Tuesdays.

The woman grabs the business card from his hand with her
teeth.

Then Eduardo flings her across the floor and she twirls back
out into the mall where she knocks over her confused husband.
Then the song comes to an end and Eduardo strikes a final
pose.

Everyone in the studio cheers.

                     GIRLS
          Yeah!   Wahoo! Cool!   Awesome!

Everyone except Gru.   Eduardo walks over to him and gives him
a big warm hug.

                    EDUARDO
          So good to see you again, mi
          compadre!

Gru tries to get out of the hug as quickly as he can.

                    ANTONIO
          Oh, I see you have already met my
          father.

                    GRU
          What the-- Father?!

                    EDUARDO
          Si! Look at this crazy small world
          we live in, eh? Come, sit, let me
          get you something.

Gru looks down and sees Eduardo's chicken glaring at him.    It
SQUAWKS. It's unsettling.

                    GRU
          Oh... look at you.

Eduardo scoops the chicken up.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT     57.


                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (nervous)
          Haha. He likes me!

Gru tries to pet the chicken but Pollito lunges at him.

                    EDUARDO
          Oh, oh, I'm sorry, Pollito is
          usually very friendly.
              (cradling Pollito)
          He had a rough night.

The chicken stares relentlessly.   Gru CHUCKLES nervously.

                    GRU
          Well, we really should be going.
          Girls, come on.

Gru tries to gather the girls, but Eduardo stops him, pushing
Antonio and Margo closer together.

                    EDUARDO
          That is a pity. Young love is
          beautiful, no?

                    GRU
          No!
              (chuckling nervously)
          You know, they're not in love.
          They hardly know each other!

Eduardo suddenly lights up, having an idea.

                    EDUARDO
          You are right, Cabeza de Huevo!
          They must get to know each other
          better. Antonio, why don't you
          invite your girlfriend and her
          family to our Cinco de Mayo party?

                    GRU
          No, no, I am--

                    GIRLS
          Si!

The girls are all thrilled at this, as is Antonio. As if on
cue, MUSIC begins playing and they all begin dancing
together.

Antonio takes Margo's hand and twirls her across the floor.
Gru stares at Antonio with a look that could kill. A waiter
comes by to give Gru a party drink, and he promptly crushes
the glass with his bare hands. His eye twitches.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT   58.


INT: AVL HEADQUARTERS - NIGHT

Gru and Lucy sit across from Silas at headquarters.

                    SILAS
          I'm sorry, El Macho? Hadn't we
          eliminated him as a suspect? After
          the whole salsa incident?

                    GRU
          Yes, but there has been a new
          development, and I'm telling you,
          this is the guy. You need to
          arrest him immediately. And his
          deviously charming son. I'm pretty
          sure that the son is involved, too.
          The son also. You've got to get
          the son.

Gru approaches Silas.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (whispers)
          I think that the son is the
          mastermind. There's a look.
          There's a devilish look in his eyes
          and I don't like it!

                    SILAS
          Yes, but I don't really see any
          evidence for--

                    GRU
          Evidence schmevidence! I go with
          my gut, and my gut tells me that
          this guy is El Macho! Lock him up!
          Lock up the son. Don't forget
          about the son. The kid gives me
          the creeps!

Silas takes a deep breath and rubs his temples.

                    SILAS
          Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear...

Lucy jumps in, trying to save the situation.

                    LUCY
          Uh, but, on the less...
              (whistles)
          ..."crazy" side of things, uh, Gru
          discovered traces of the serum at
          Eagle Hair Club.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT   59.


                      SILAS
          Hm...    Interesting...

                    LUCY
          Yeah, and you know who made that
          happen? Huh?
              (points to Gru)
          This guy. Nailed it. Amazing,
          right?

                    GRU
          No. I mean, sure, but it's not
          him. It is...
              (whispers)
          ...El Macho.

                       SILAS
          Mr. Gru.     Please--

                     GRU
          No.   It is him!   And I will prove
          it!

And Gru storms out.

                    LUCY
              (calls after him)
          Gru, c'mon!

Once he's gone, Silas gives Lucy a look.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
              (laughs nervously)
          He really thinks it's El Macho.
          Can you tell?

Silas is not amused.


EXT: BEACH - DAY

The minion with the popsicle stuck to his tongue wakes up on
a beach, disoriented. He slowly sits up--

--and sees hundreds of minions partying!

This is where all the abducted minions were taken!

There are minions sitting at a Tiki bar, being tended by a
bartender minion...

...The French maid minion and a ukelele-playing minion are
dancing in the sand. They wave at him...
         DESPICABLE ME 2                 CINCO & KEN DRAFT   60.


Meanwhile, Jerry approaches the popsicle minion with two
bananas. He gives him one, does a Hawaiian dance with the
other, then runs off for the water. Popsicle minion tears
off his overalls and follows suit.

                        POPSICLE MINION
             Koonga!

The Popsicle Minion, now nude, runs across the sand and jumps
into a clear, blue ocean. We pull back to reveal that
unbeknownst to any of the minions, this is all happening
inside a large terrarium, and they are being watched by a
mysterious figure in silhouette.


INT: FAMILY ROOM - DAY

Gru sits with his laptop. He's on the eVillain site. He
clicks through various images of El Macho. Edith chases
Kevin, who has the wig in his mouth. A minion sets a stack
of magazines on the coffee table.

Then "YOU ARE NO LONGER CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET" appears on
Gru's screen. He grimaces and calls out.

                       GRU
             Kevin, the wi-fi's out!     Kevin?

He looks to the minion at the coffee table.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
             Hey, Lance! Where the heck is
             Kevin?

The minion just shrugs and walks away.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
             Alright, we need to revisit the
             number of vacation days you guys
             get. I can't find anybody anymore!

DING-DONG!    Someone's at the door.      Gru turns to it.

                        JILLIAN (O.S.)
             Gru!   It's Jillian!

Gru pretends to shoot himself.

                       JILLIAN (O.S.) (CONT'D)
             I've got good news!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   61.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - SAME

Jillian and her artificially beautiful friend SHANNON stand
outside on Gru's porch. Shannon texts on her phone, looking
bored.

                    JILLIAN
          I have my friend Shannon here with
          me! I was thinking you two could
          get some grub, you know, tear it
          up! See what happens!


INT: GRU'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

                    JILLIAN (O.S.)
          Uhh, open up!

He sees Agnes walking by, singing softly and playing with her
unicorn. He whisper-shouts to her.

                    GRU
          Agnes! Agnes!     Tell Jillian I'm
          not here!

Agnes turns to the door.

                    AGNES
          Gru's not here!

                    JILLIAN
          Are you sure?

                     AGNES
          Yes!   He just told me!

Gru, panicking, shakes his head and wags his fingers.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          I mean no, he didn't just tell me!

                    JILLIAN
              (laughs)
          Agnes--where is Gru?

Gru makes the "zip your lips" gesture.

                    AGNES
          He's putting on lipstick!

Gru waves his arms.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          He's swatting at flies!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     62.


Gru waves his hand around his throat, making a "cut it off"
gesture.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          He's...chopping his head off!

Gru clenches his fists and grunts in frustration.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          He's...pooping?

Outside, Jillian and Shannon look confused.

                    JILLIAN (O.S.)
          I know you're in there, Gru!
          There's no way you're getting out
          of this!

Kyle enters the room, carrying the bag with the wig in his
mouth.


EXT: RESTAURANT - NIGHT

Establishing.


INT: RESTAURANT - SAME

Shannon sits at a table talking to Gru, who's offscreen.    A
waiter drops off a plate of spaghetti.

                    SHANNON
          I have to tell you, I was so
          nervous about tonight. I mean
          there's just so many phonies out
          there!

CUT TO Gru sitting across from her. Wearing a ridiculous WIG
from Floyd. And looking extremely uncomfortable.

                    GRU
          Yes, I hear you.
              (awkwardly laughs)

                    SHANNON
          Oh, so do you work out?

                    GRU
          Well...

                    SHANNON
          I mean, obviously, you don't, but
          would you consider it? Huh?
                    (MORE)
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    63.

                    SHANNON (CONT'D)
          Physical fitness is very important
          to Shannon. As you can tell,
          right? Huh?

Shannon drops to the floor and starts doing push-ups.

                     GRU
          Ah.   I can tell.

                    SHANNON
              (mid-push-up)
          Solid.

She switches to one-armed push-ups.

                    GRU
          We are in a restaurant, you know.

Gru looks even more uncomfortable.

Just then Lucy (unseen by Gru) enters the restaurant.     She
approaches the HOSTESS.

                     LUCY
          Hi.   Takeout for Lucy?

                    HOSTESS
          Sure, just a sec.

The Hostess leaves. Lucy looks around and then spots Gru.
Sees him with the wig and Shannon who is now doing crunches
on the floor. Lucy narrows her eyes, then has an idea. She
presses a button on her watch, which transforms into a HIGH
TECH EAVESDROPPING DEVICE, and puts it in her ear. Now she's
able to hear Gru and Shannon talking. She watches them,
intrigued. Shannon has returned to her seat.

                    SHANNON
          Your accent is so exotic.

                   GRU
          Ah. Well, thank you very much.      I
          was--

                    SHANNON
          I know someone who can fix that for
          you. And you'll be talking normal
          in no time.

Gru is starting to sweat.

                   GRU
          Hahaha. Hoooo. Is it hot in here?
          Oof. How's the food?
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     64.


He wipes his brow and accidentally shifts the wig on his
head. Shannon stares at Gru's hair.

                    SHANNON
          Wait a minute. Wait a minute.      Are
          you wearing a wig?

                    GRU
              (really sweating it)
          What? Ah!
              (readjusts the wig)
          I don't think so.

                       SHANNON
          I knew it.     You're a phony.   I hate
          phonies.

                    GRU
          Oh. What? No.      These locks are
          all mine...

                    SHANNON
          No they're not! You know what I'm
          gonna do? I'm gonna rip that thing
          off your head and show everyone
          what a bald-headed phony you are.

                    LUCY
          I don't think so, Miss Lady.

Lucy presses a button on her watch and a target sight pops
out.

Gru watches in horror as Shannon reaches across the table for
the wig.

Quickly Lucy presses another button on her watch which fires
a MINI-DART GUN at Shannon.

PLIP. The mini-dart goes into Shannon's butt, knocking her
out instantly. And saving Gru from certain humiliation. Gru
stares at the now sleeping Shannon, confused.

                    GRU
          Hello... Hello, are you...?

                       LUCY (O.S.)
          Hey, Gru.

Gru quickly removes the wig.

                    GRU
          Hello, Lucy, how you doin'...?
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   65.


                    LUCY
              (noticing Shannon)
          Wow, looks like your date's out for
          the count. It's like she's been
          shot with a mild moose
          tranquilizer.

Shannon MOANS like a MOOSE, then passes out again.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
              (winks)
          Yeah, I'm winking `cuz that's what
          actually happened.

AN ITALIAN WAITER approaches.

                    ITALIAN WAITER
              (re: Shannon)
          `Scusi, whassa happenin' here?    She
          no like?

                    LUCY
          Oh, she's just uh--
              (makes drinking gesture)

The waiter nods and leaves.

                    ITALIAN WAITER
              (laughs)
          Oh, oh, si, si...

Lucy turns to Gru.

                    LUCY
          Shall we take her home?


EXT: RESTAURANT - NIGHT

Gru and Lucy carry an unconscious Shannon out of the
restaurant. Her head gets stuck in the swinging doors on the
way out. They try to dislodge her and accidentally end up
throwing her headfirst into a lamp post. They pick her up
between them, Weekend at Bernie's-style. They wave to a
passing COP. The cop tips his hat.


EXT: SUBURBAN STREET - LATER

Gru and Lucy get in her car. But it's cramped with Shannon
in there too. She doesn't really fit.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT     66.


EXT: SUBURBAN STREET - LATER

Lucy's car drives down the street. Gru and Lucy now have
plenty of room in the car. We boom up to see that Shannon
has been strapped to the roof like a deer.


EXT: SHANNON'S HOUSE - NIGHT

Gru and Lucy arrive at Shannon's house. Lucy comes to an
abrupt stop and Shannon flies off the roof and slams into the
car in front of them.


EXT: SHANNON'S HOUSE - LATER

Gru and Lucy sit on the front steps of Shannon's house.

                    LUCY
          Well, I think you did it. You just
          officially had the worst date ever.

                    GRU
          Huh, tell me about it.

                    LUCY
          Don't worry--it can only get better
          from here, right? But if it
          doesn't, you can always borrow my
          dart gun. I've had to use it on
          one or two dates myself.

                    GRU
          Yeah, you know, as far as dates go,
          I think I'm good with just the one.

Gru and Lucy exchange looks.   He CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY.   Time to
go.

                    LUCY
          Well, good night, partner.

She pats his shoulder and walks toward her car.   Gru gets up
to walk beside her.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          This was fun.

                     GRU
          Yes.   Surprisingly, it was.

                    LUCY
          Oh, and uh, just between you and
          me? You look much better bald.
         DESPICABLE ME 2                CINCO & KEN DRAFT    67.


They smile at each other, and she gives him a peck on the
cheek and walks away.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          See you tomorrow!

Gru smiles a big smile. Shannon slumps over on the porch
behind him. Could he be...falling in love?


INT: GRU'S BEDROOM - SAME

RIIIING! Gru's ALARM CLOCK goes off. He reaches out and
turns it off. Ready to greet the day.


INT: SHOWER - DAY

Gru happily washes in the shower, acting out a puppet show
with his rubber ducky.

                       GRU
          Quack!     Quack!    Quack!


INT: BATHROOM - DAY

Gru brushes his teeth with two toothbrushes. He jokingly
arranges them in his mouth like walrus tusks, then BARKS like
a seal.


INT: KITCHEN - DAY

HEART-SHAPED PANCAKES are served to the girls sitting at the
table. Edith makes a face at getting hers.

                       AGNES
          Yeah!

                    MARGO
          So I take it the date went well?

                     GRU
          No!   It was horrible!

He laughs gleefully.    The girls exchange looks.    What?

Then he skips out of the room, dancing with a minion in the
kitchen. Agnes's face lights up. Yes!
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    68.


EXT: STREET - DAY

Gru makes his way to work--on foot:

--he strolls down the sidewalk.

--he passes a MAILMAN and gives him a high five.

                       GRU
          High-five!

Then a POLICEMAN, with whom he exchanges mimed gunfire.

Then a NUN, with whom he bumps rumps.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Bump it.

Seeing something offscreen, Gru GASPS.

--he stops traffic so a happy family of DUCKS can cross the
street.

--he plays ultimate frisbee with a bunch of COLLEGE KIDS,
balancing the spinning disc on his pointy nose.

--he joins a group of OLD LADIES doing Tai Chi.

--he "air" drums with a couple of BUCKET DRUMMERS on the
curb.

--he picks a flower, then walks by a MAN and a WOMAN sitting
alone with their backs to each other at a cafe. He quickly
turns their chairs around so they find each other and hands
the man the flower for the woman. They smile and Gru goes
his merry way.


INT: SHOPPING MALL - DAY

Gru continues happily dancing through the mall on his way to
the cupcake shop. He shimmies with a FAT WOMAN on the
escalator, then GAPS and stops suddenly upon seeing Eagle
Hair Club closed. The MUSIC abruptly ends.

Gru sees Silas speaking with an AVL AGENT.    Gru approaches
him.

                    GRU
              (confused)
          Mr. Ramsbottom?

                       SILAS
          Oh, hello.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    69.


                    GRU
          What are you doing here?

                    SILAS
          We got him.

                     GRU
          Got who?

                    SILAS
          Floyd Eaglesan! Our agents located
          a secret room in his shop last
          night, and uh, discovered this!

He snaps his fingers and an AVL agent hands him a METAL
CANISTER in a ziploc bag. Silas holds it up.

                    SILAS (CONT'D)
          It's empty, but we found traces of
          the PX-41 serum in it. He's our
          man. So somehow, in spite of your
          incompetence, we solved this one.

TWO AVL AGENTS carry Floyd away in handcuffs.

                    FLOYD
          I was framed! You won't get away
          with this! Get your mitts off of
          me! I am a legitimate businessman!

Gru turns back to Silas.    He is stunned by this.

                     GRU
          Ah.   Alright. So...what now?

                    SILAS
          Well, now you're free to go back to
          your "business." Mmmm. Jams and
          jellies. And it looks like Agent
          Wilde will be transferring to our
          Australian branch.

                    GRU
              (in shock)
          Australia...?

                     SILAS
          Yes. But thank you--for
          everything. And by everything of
          course I mean...nothing.
              (beat)
          Toodle pip and cheerio, Mr. Gru.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT    70.


Silas walks away to join the AVL agents.   Gru stares blankly,
sadly. And then Lucy approaches him.

                       LUCY
          Hey there.

                       GRU
          Hey.

                    LUCY
          So...we got him.

                     GRU
          Yay.  That's great.
              (beat)
          And now you're going to Australia?

                     LUCY
          Well, it's not definite yet. Still
          figuring it out. Already been
          working on my accent.
              (Australian accent)
          Wallaby. Diggeri-doo. Hugh
          Jackman.
              (beat)
          So...um. Pretty excited...

                     GRU
          Great.   Well...good luck.

                    LUCY
          Thanks. You too.
              (remembering)
          Oh. Here. I wanted to give you
          this.

She holds out her lipstick taser.

                    GRU
          Your lipstick taser?

                    LUCY
          Yeah, it's just a memento. Just,
          you know, from the first time we
          met.

                      GRU
          Oh.    Thank you, Lucy.

Gru accepts the lipstick taser.

                    SILAS (O.S.)
          Agent Wilde!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT      71.


Lucy ignores this and just waits, not wanting to leave.     She
and Gru stand there awkwardly.

                     GRU
          Well... it looks like they need
          you, so...

                    LUCY
          Yeah, I uh, I better go.    Bye, Gru.

And she leaves Gru.    He stands there.   Completely miserable.


EXT: STREET - DAY

Gru walks back home, completely depressed.

Walks past the college kids playing frisbee.      Catches the
frisbee and tosses it down the sewer.

Walks past the group of bucket drummers.    As he passes he
KICKS one of the buckets.

Walks past the old ladies doing Tai Chi. As they balance on
one leg he pushes them all and they all fall over.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - NIGHT

It's pouring rain.    Gru sits alone outside his house.
Miserable.

And then an UMBRELLA approaches him. It looks like it's
traveling on its own. But when it gets closer it lifts up,
revealing Agnes.

                    AGNES
          I brought you an umbrella.

Gru takes the umbrella and Agnes joins him.    They both huddle
under it.

                    GRU
          Ah, thank you.

                    AGNES
          What're you doing out here?

                    GRU
          Remember when you said that I liked
          Lucy? Well, it turns out...you're
          right.

Agnes's face lights up.
         DESPICABLE ME 2               CINCO & KEN DRAFT   72.


                       AGNES
          Really?

                    GRU
          Yes, but...well, she's moving away.
              (sadly)
          I'm never going to see her again.

Agnes's face falls. All her hopes and dreams shattered.     But
she tries to encourage Gru.

                    AGNES
          Is there anything I can do to help?

                    GRU
          Oh, I don't--I don't think so,
          sweetheart.

                    AGNES
          Well, is there anything you could
          do?

Gru thinks.


INT: GRU'S OFFICE - DAY

Gru is on the PHONE.

                    GRU
          "Hello, Lucy. This is Gru. I know
          up to this point our relationship
          has been strictly professional, and
          you're leaving for Australia and
          all, but..."
              (struggles to get it out)
          Okay, here is the question. "Would
          you like to--to go out on a date?"

PULL BACK TO REVEAL Dave the minion standing across from Gru,
pretending to be on a cell phone on the other end of the
line. And wearing a RED-HAIRED WIG. He shrugs.

                       DAVE
          Eh, no.

                    GRU
          Okay, that's not helping.

He hangs up.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          All right.     Here we go.   For real
          this time.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT      73.


He stares at Lucy's card. Then turns to the phone. It's a
stand-off. He does stretches and calisthenics to psych
himself up. He SIGHS.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          I can do this.

He stares down the phone again. It sits there, taunting him.
We cut back and forth between Gru and the phone, until
finally--

                      GRU (CONT'D)
          Agh!    I hate you!

He produces a FLAMETHROWER and burns up the phone.    Dave
dives out of the way.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
                 (satisfied)
          Ah.

RIIIIIING !!!    The FIRE ALARM goes off.

CHOP! Suddenly AXES chop through the wall. Several minions
in FIREMEN'S GEAR enter.  Another minion imitates a siren
through a bullhorn.

                      SIREN MINION
          Beedo!    Beedo! Beedo! Beedo!

One continues chopping everything in sight with his axe, then
chops his way right through the wall of the house and falls
outside. Another minion brings in a MASSIVE HOSE, turns it
on, and goes flying around the room as it whips around like a
snake. Dave tests out a fire extinguisher.

                      SIREN MINION (CONT'D)
          Beedo!    Beedo! Beedo! Beedo!

Gru takes away the bullhorn from the Siren minion.    But he
keeps on making the noise.

                      SIREN MINION (CONT'D)
          Beedo!    Beedo! Beedo!

Dave fires the extinguisher at the Siren minion. He makes
the noise again and Dave sprays him with the fire
extinguisher, sending him flying offscreen.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT     74.


INT: MINION BEACH HABITAT - DAY

The minions enjoy another day at the beach. Kevin the Golf
minion drifts out in the water on an inner tube. He fixes
his coconut bra, then unpeels a banana and eats it.


INT: CONTROL ROOOM - SAME

A hand pulls a lever in a control room.


INT: MINION BEACH HABITAT - SAME

Suddenly a WHIRLPOOL appears in the water right next to him.
He gets sucked into it.

Kevin is pulled down to the bottom of the habitat and into a
TUBE.


INT: LAB - SAME

Kevin pops out of the tube and lands in a waiting metallic
chair. His hat follows him down the tube and lands on his
head.

CLICK! A metal strap fastens around his waist.    He shrugs
and continues to eat the banana.

                     FRENCH MAID MINION (O.S.)
          Kevin?

Kevin looks over and sees the French Maid Minion strapped
into a chair nearby. He has a banana too.

                     KEVIN
          Tom?

They raise their bananas in the air.

                     KEVIN & FRENCH MAID MINION
          Bello!   Compai!

And then a GIANT DEVICE appears, looking like a huge, scary
HYPODERMIC NEEDLE filled with purple liquid. The needle
comes toward the French Maid Minion.

                    FRENCH MAID MINION
              (to the needle)
          Compai!

The needle is injected into him and administers the serum.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT         75.


The French Maid Minion starts to shake.    Contorts.   Then
MORPHS into a PURPLE MINION.

                     PURPLE FRENCH MAID MINION
          Blaaah!

Kevin points and LAUGHS at him. He doesn't see the needle
come down behind him. It injects him with the serum as well.

                     KEVIN
          Oh...


EXT: EDUARDO'S HOUSE - DAY

Gru's vehicle makes its way up the winding road to Eduardo's
house.


INT: GRU'S VEHICLE - SAME

Gru drives the vehicle, looking deeply depressed. The girls
sit in the back, dressed up for the Cinco de Mayo party.

                    MARGO, EDITH & AGNES
          Cinco de May-yay-yo! Cinco de May-
          yay-yo! Cinco de May-yay-yo!

Gru's expression doesn't change.   They pull up to the front
gate.


EXT: EDUARDO'S HOUSE GATE - SAME

Gru's vehicle pulls up in front of the open gate in front of
Eduardo's house. His car almost knocks a bunch of parked
cars off the cliff.

The grounds are set up for the most elaborate and fun Cinco
de Mayo party of all time. Sumptuous spreads of MEXICAN FOOD
everywhere. LANTERNS hanging from trees. PEOPLE having a
great time.

Gru and the girls enter the compound.

                     EDITH
          Whoa!   This place is awesome!

                    GRU
          Okay. Let's party. Ah? But first
          let's go over the rules. Because
          what is fun without the rules?

On Agnes with her mouth and arms full of churros.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   76.


                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Agnes, easy on the churros.

On Edith, swinging her ninja sword.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Edith, try not to kill anyone.

                       EDITH
          Hai!

                       GRU
          Margo--

As Gru turns to Margo he sees that she is holding hands with
Antonio, face-to-face, almost close enough to kiss.

                    ANTONIO
          Hello, Mr. Gru.

Gru furrows his brow.

                      GRU
          Aghhh!    Okay...

He grabs Antonio and drags him far away from Margo.

                       MARGO
          Gru!

                    GRU
          There must be the standard six feet
          of space between you and boys.
              (re: Antonio)
          Especially this boy.

Gru turns and sees that Antonio is back next to Margo.

                    ANTONIO
              (laughs)
          You are a funny man. There are no
          rules, Seņor! It's Cinco De Mayo!
              (to girls)
          Come on! They're starting the
          dance!

He grabs Margo's hand and takes off.    Edith and Agnes follow.
Agnes explodes with delight.

                    AGNES
              (rolling her r like crazy)
          Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriba!

Gru watches them go.    Frowns.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT       77.


EXT: EDUARDO'S HOUSE - LATER

Gru, sneaking through the party, spots Antonio and Margo
dancing.

Gru sneaks up on Antonio, using the flashing strobe lights to
cover his approach. Suddenly Antonio is gone and Gru is the
one dancing with Margo, who has her back to him and is
oblivious to what's going on.

Antonio reappears and kicks Gru in the crotch from behind.
He dances once again with Margo while Gru hunches over in
pain.

Gru then gets the upper hand and starts choking Antonio and
shaking him. Margo turns around and sees this.

Gru and Antonio see they are being watched by Margo and start
casually dancing next to each other as if nothing is wrong.

As the song ends, Margo takes Antonio's hand and pulls him
away from Gru off the dance floor.

Gru is defeated and all alone.


INT: EDUARDO'S HOUSE - LATER

Gru sits by himself in the corner, sulking and staring at
Lucy's lipstick taser. A WAITER walks by and places a
tortilla chip sombrero on his head with the rim filled with
guacamole. He breaks off a piece, dips it, and eats it.

                    EDUARDO (O.S.)
          So glad you could make it, mi
          compadre.

Gru looks up and sees Eduardo standing there.   Gru quickly
hides the taser.

                    EDUARDO (CONT'D)
              (sensing something's
               wrong)
          Hey, what's wrong?

                    GRU
          Oh, nothing. Nothing is wrong.
          I'm just chilling with the
          guac...from my chip hat.

Gru takes another scoop of guacamole, smiles, and gives a
thumbs up. A glob of guacamole falls from the sombrero.
Eduardo puts his arm around him.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   78.


                    EDUARDO
          Gru, please. I know that look all
          too well. It is the look of a
          broken heart.

                    GRU
          How did you know?

                    EDUARDO
          Believe me, my friend, I too have
          spent many nights trying to drown
          my sorrows in guacamole.

                    GRU
          You?

                    EL MACHO
          Yes. But we are survivors.
          There's much more to us than meets
          the eye. Enjoy the party.

Eduardo gives Gru a meaningful look. And then walks away.
Gru watches him go. Deep in thought.

Gru notices Eduardo suspiciously sneak away from the party
and head into the house.

Gru gets up from the table and follows Eduardo. As he walks
through the party, several partygoers break tortilla pieces
off his sombrero to eat.


INT: EDUARDO HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

Eduardo enters a dimly-lit room. Gru sneaks behind and peers
through a crack in the door.


INT: SECRET MAYAN ROOM - CONTINUOUS

Eduardo stands in the center of a secret room, which is lined
with Mayan-style totem poles. He dances on the tile floor,
which lights up and plays "La Cucaracha" with each strategic
step.

The musical pattern is a code which opens a secret passageway
through the largest totem's mouth. Eduardo enters and the
mouth closes behind him.

Gru tentatively enters the room. He pauses at the tile
floor. He tries to replicate Eduardo's "La Cucaracha" code,
but a glob of guacamole from his sombrero falls to the floor
and hits the wrong tile. This activates a booby-trapped
totem pole, which halves Gru's sombrero with a spear.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   79.


                    GRU
          What the--oh!

Gru observes the destroyed sombrero in his hands.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Huh.

Gru attempts the code again, but missteps.    An axe from the
wall swings at him and misses.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Oooh!

Gru missteps again and one of the totems lights up and spits
fire at him, burning his face.

                     GRU (CONT'D)
              (dazed)
          Aaaahhh...

He missteps again and a club whacks him over the head.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Oh!

One of the totems shoots darts at him, piercing his nose.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
              (in pain)
          Aaaahhh!

Gru falls to the floor.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Oooohhh.

His head hits the correct tile, and the Mayan passageway
opens. Gru walks to the door, pointing at the totems and
gloating.

                      GRU (CONT'D)
          Aha!    Ha ha ha--

The passageway doors slam on his arm.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
                 (in pain)
          Oh!

He pulls his crushed arm through the doors.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Ouch!
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      80.


EXT: SKY - DAY

A 747 jets through the sky.


INT: AIRPLANE - SAME

Lucy sits alone and stares out the window.    Depressed.   She
SIGHS.

She grabs an in flight magazine and opens it up to an ad for
wristwatches. It reads; "IN THE SKY, HE IS THE ONE MAN
EVERYONE CAN TRUST" and shows a picture of Gru giving the
thumbs up in a cockpit.

                       LUCY
          Say what?

Lucy reacts, shakes her head, and now the picture is just a
regular airline pilot in the cockpit.

Lucy turns the page. It's another ad, saying simply "Gru
Now!" and showing a picture of a muscular Gru diving from a
waterfall. She GASPS and slams the magazine shut, then
slowly reopens it to find the picture is really just a random
muscular guy diving. It says "GO NOW - TO HAWAII!"

                    FLIGHT ATTENDANT (O.S.)
          Would you like some peanuts or
          pretzels?

Lucy looks up from her magazine to see the flight attendant,
who looks like Gru. She REACTS. Then looks across the aisle
and sees a lady that looks and sounds like Gru, talking to
another man who looks like Gru.

                    FEMALE GRU PASSENGER
          Ha ha ha ha ha! That's a good
          joke.

Then Lucy looks behind her and sees the young mother looks
like Gru. The baby turns around and also looks like Gru.

                    GRU BABY
          I just did a boom boom.

The flight attendant tries to get Lucy's attention.

                    FLIGHT ATTENDANT
          I really need you to make a choice,
          hon.

Close on Lucy as she has a moment of epiphany.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    81.


                    LUCY
          I choose Gru.
              (to everyone)
          I CHOOSE GRU!

Lucy runs to the exit door and flings it open.   WOOSH!   Air
rushes throughout the cabin.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Thank you, Gru stewardess!

The flight attendant stands up, recovering from her twirl.

                    FLIGHT ATTENDANT
          You're welcome!

The other passengers wave as the plane's oxygen masks fall
from each overhead console. And with that, Lucy jumps from
the plane, holding her purse.


EXT: SKY - DAY

As Lucy falls from the sky she presses a button on her purse
and it transforms into a hanglider. She flies off with
purpose.


INT: TUNNEL - DAY

Elevator doors open revealing EL MACHO'S UNDERGROUND LAIR.
Gru stands in the doorway, pulling the dart out of his nose.
The lair is a massive villainous complex that looks a lot
like hell. Gru takes the place in. It's awesome and
terrifying. The magnet ship is there!

                    EDUARDO (O.S.)
          You have not lost your touch, my
          friend.

Gru turns around and sees Eduardo dressed in El Macho's old
wrestling outfit, like we saw in the flashback.

                      GRU
          Ha ha!    I knew it!   You are El
          Macho!

                    EL MACHO
          That's right!

                    GRU
          Nobody believed me! Ho ho!     But I
          knew you weren't dead!
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT    82.


                     EL MACHO
              (laughing)
          Of course not. I merely faked my
          death, ha, ha!
              (beat)
          But now it's time for me to make a
          spectacular return to evil!
          Doctor, I think it's time we showed
          Gru what we're up to here.

Standing in the middle of the lair's walkway is the one, the
only...Dr. Nefario.

                    GRU
          Dr. Nefario?

                    DR. NEFARIO
          Nice to see you, Gru.

                    GRU
          Whaaat? This-- So, this is your
          new job opportunity?

                    DR. NEFARIO
          Absolutely. You're gonna like
          this.

Dr. Nefario pulls a lever. A platform rises with the Purple
Minion version of Kevin strapped to a chair on it.

                    EL MACHO
          Sorry--I had to borrow some of your
          minions, but it was for a worthy
          cause.

                     GRU
          Oh!   Kevin? Agh!

                    EL MACHO
          No, he's not Kevin anymore. Now he
          is an indestructible, mindless
          killing machine!

                    KEVIN
          Blah!

                    EL MACHO
          Just watch this!

He then presses a BUTTON.

--a machine gun lowers and the purple minion's RIDDLED with
BULLETS, but unhurt.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT     83.


--a FLAMETHROWER shoots fire at the purple minion, but he's
completely unharmed.

--an axe is swung at him, but he just eats it.

--an atom bomb falls on him, but he just swallows it and it
explodes harmlessly in his belly.

--a POLICE CAR is dropped onto him, and he devours it whole.

Gru stares, stunned.

                    EL MACHO (CONT'D)
          And here's the best part! I've got
          an ARMY OF THEM!

The lights come on above El Macho, revealing hundreds of
caged PURPLE MINIONS.

Gru can't believe his eyes.    El Macho LAUGHS.

                     EL MACHO (CONT'D)
          Soon I will unleash them on the
          world--and if anyone, anyone,
          tries to stop them...YEOW! Their
          city gets eaten!
              (beat)
          We can do it together!

                       GRU
          Together?

                    EL MACHO
          Together! I have admired your work
          for years, amigo. Stealing the
          moon?! Are you kidding?! We would
          be unstoppable! Men like you, men
          like me, we should be ruling the
          world!
              (excitedly)
          So, are you in?

Dr. Nefario pops a celebratory noisemaker in the background.

                       DR. NEFARIO
          Woo-hoo!

El Macho eagerly awaits Gru's reply.   Gru just stares at him.
How does he get out of this?

                    GRU
          Uh...yeah...probably...

El Macho is taken aback.
          DESPICABLE ME 2                  CINCO & KEN DRAFT   84.


                        EL MACHO
           Probably?

Gru realizes he's in danger and quickly tries to backpedal.

                     GRU
           I mean, yes! Yes. Of course, yes,
           I just have a lot going on right
           now...I just need to get some
           things off my plate before we start
           taking over the world, that's all.

                        EL MACHO
           `Scuse me?

                     GRU
           No--no, forget it! One hundred
           percent! I am in!
               (pretending to hear
                something)
           I think--what is--do you hear that--
           I do. That's Agnes calling me from
           on the surf--

Gru steps into the elevator and the door shuts. Then opens.
He's frantically trying to press the button that will return
him to the surface.

                     GRU (CONT'D)
           Totally in!

The doors close and Gru is gone.       El Macho stares, deep in
thought. Clearly suspicious.

                     EL MACHO
           You know what? I am not so
           convinced that he is in.

El Macho presses a button that releases the Purple Minion.

                        KEVIN
           Blah!



EXT: EL MACHO'S HOUSE - SAME

Edith knocks a piņata down with a BAT, then beats the crap
out of it.

                      GRU
           Edith!   Agnes!      Come on!

SMACK!   Edith accidentally hits Gru in the face with the bat.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT   85.


                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Ooof!

Edith takes off her blindfold.

                    EDITH
          Sorry.

                    GRU
          We need to go home now!    Where's
          Margo?

                    AGNES
          But I didn't get a turn!


EXT: OTHER SIDE OF EL MACHO'S HOUSE - DAY

Margo sits at a table alone and depressed, wearing the chip
hat. She looks like she's been crying.

                    GRU
          Margo!

Gru approaches her with the other girls in tow.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          Come on, we're leav--hey, what's
          wrong?

                    MARGO
          I hate boys.

Gru turns and sees Antonio dancing with a PRETTY GIRL.   Gru
frowns.

                    GRU
          Yes...they stink.   Sorry, honey,
          we've got to go.

He takes her hand and leads her offscreen before popping back
into frame and firing the freeze ray at Antonio. We see he
is now frozen in a block of ice.


EXT: EL MACHO'S DRIVEWAY - DAY

SCREEECH! Gru's car pulls out of the driveway and speeds
down the mountain, just as Lucy's hang glider lands at
Eduardo's.
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT       86.


EXT: EDUARDO'S HOUSE - DAY

Lucy looks around, but doesn't see Gru.   She maneuvers her
way through the crowd.

                    LUCY
          Oops, sorry!

She makes it through, but still no sign of Gru.

Suddenly Pollito appears and exchanges looks with Lucy. He
SCREECHES and flies towards her. She strikes a martial arts
pose ready to defend herself. As she does, her purse falls
to the ground.

The attack never comes and she looks down to see Pollito
pecking at her purse.

                     EL MACHO (O.S.)
          Pollito!   What's the matter?

El Macho appears and picks up the chicken, petting it.

                     LUCY
          Oh, hey!   Eduardo!

                    EL MACHO
          Lucia! I apologize. Pollito, he's
          usually not like this. The same
          thing happened the other day
          with... with Gru and...

El Macho drops off, deep in thought.   Connecting the dots.
Lucy is oblivious.

                    LUCY
          Oh, speaking of Gru...uh, have you
          seen him? I really need to talk to
          him.

                    EL MACHO
          Yes, I think he's somewhere around
          here. You two are close, no?

                    LUCY
          Oh, I don't know. I mean close...
          I wouldn't say we were close. Why,
          did he say we were close? Did he
          say that?
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT      87.


                    EL MACHO
          It's more what he didn't say. For
          instance, he never mentioned...that
          you were both working for the Anti-
          Villain League!!!

Suddenly El Macho turns Pollito around revealing that he has
her AVL credentials in his beak. El Macho grabs Lucy.

                    EL MACHO (CONT'D)
              (threateningly)
          You're coming with me.

He leads her away.

                       LUCY
          Hey!

We see Dr. Nefario watching this, in shock.      He's holding a
drink and a Mexican flag cupcake.

                       DR. NEFARIO
          Crikey.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - DAY

The vehicle pulls into the driveway.


INT: GRU'S HOUSE - CONTINUOUS

Gru walks the girls into the family room. Two minions sit in
front of the big screen TV playing a video game.

                    EDITH
          So Eduardo's actually El Macho?
          Cool!

                    GRU
          No, it is not cool. Plus, I pretty
          much knew it was him all along, so
          if anyone's cool, it's me.

The BIGSCREEN TV BEEPS. Gru and the others turn to look.
It's Dr. Nefario. He's at El Macho's, whispering and looking
anxiously around him from under a table.

                       DR. NEFARIO (ON SCREEN)
                 (whispering)
          Gru!

                    GRU
          Well, Dr. Nefario...
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT    88.


                    DR. NEFARIO (ON SCREEN)
              (hurriedly)
          El Macho's on to you. He knows
          you're working for the AVL. And
          he's got your partner!

Gru is confused.

                    GRU
          Lucy? Wha--that's impossible!
          She's on her way to Australia...

                     EL MACHO (O.S.)
          Nefario!

Dr. Nefario looks nervously offscreen.    El Macho's coming.

                    DR. NEFARIO (ON SCREEN)
          Sorry, gotta go!

Nefario disconnects the camera.   The screen goes blank.

Agnes GASPS and turns to Gru.

                    AGNES
          He's got Lucy?

                    GRU
              (determined)
          Not for long.

Gru begins to walk out of the room.    He turns to the minions.

                     GRU (CONT'D)
          Come on.
              (beat)
          We're getting her out of there.

Gru marches out of the room, fire in his eyes.    A man on a
mission. To save the woman he loves.

The minions are visibly disappointed to leave their video
game. One of them clutches the controller in his hand and
continues to play until the moment he exits the frame.


INT: GRU'S GARAGE - DAY

Gru gets on his motorcycle. It's the GRUCYCLE, a Gru-style
motorcycle, like Arnold in Terminator 2.
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    89.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - DAY

A playhouse in Gru's front yard drops away, revealing a hatch
in the ground. Out drives Gru. Two minions sit behind him
holding on.

He speeds down the road.    Ready to kick some butt.


EXT: EL MACHO'S COMPOUND - DAY

The yard is now filled with ROCKET SHIPS.

From behind, we watch El Macho emerge from his home to survey
the troops.

Some minions file into the rocket ships.    El Macho watches
them and LAUGHS maniacally.


EXT: GRU'S HOUSE - DAY

EVIL MINION POV: The evil minion Kevin runs down the street,
nearing Gru's house. He is scared by his own reflection in a
shiny parked car. He spots a tricycle and eats it.

Then Kyle spots him and GROWLS.

Kyle runs off and evil minion Kevin gives chase.   He stops
when he sees the front door.


INT: GRU'S HOUSE - DAY

Margo and Agnes sit on the floor playing a princess board
game. Next to Agnes is her unicorn.

They hear a SCRATCHING SOUND outside the window.   Agnes looks
scared.

                    AGNES
          What was that?

Margo stands up. Makes her way toward the window, which is
covered with drapes. Then reaches a nervous hand and pulls
back the drapes.

                    MARGO
          I don't see anything.

Suddenly, evil minion Kevin appears at the window, looking
really scary!

Margo SCREAMS.
         DESPICABLE ME 2                CINCO & KEN DRAFT   90.


SMASH! Evil minion Kevin crashes through the window and
lands in the family room surrounded by shattered glass and
tangled up in the curtain. He turns to the girls, who slowly
back away. He looks at Agnes and ROARS.

                       MARGO (CONT'D)
          Run!

Margo grabs Agnes and they run out of the room, accidentally
dropping the stuffed unicorn behind.

Agnes stops and runs back for it.

                    AGNES
          My unicorn!

                       MARGO
          Agnes, no!

Agnes stops and sees evil minion Kevin already has it in his
mouth.

Agnes screams a crazy HIGH-PITCHED SCREAM. It SHATTERS all
the glass in the room, including the glass in evil minion
Kevin's goggles. He spits out the unicorn. He is slowed him
down for a bit, so Agnes safely grabs the unicorn, and Margo
grabs Agnes's hand.

They run for the elevator to the lower level, with the purple
minion hot on their tails.   The elevator drops just in time.
Evil minion Kevin slams into the glass door.


INT: GRU'S LAB - SAME

Margo and Agnes run into the lab to find half a dozen minions
milling about.

                     MARGO
          C'mon!   Hurry!

                       AGNES
          Whoa!

Edith plays ping-pong with the minions using nun-chucks like
Bruce Lee. Margo shuts the big iron door.

Edith and the minions stare back at Margo.

                    EDITH
          What's the matter?

CRASH! The purple minion has eaten its way through the
ceiling!
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   91.


                       AGNES
          Whoa!

It drops down into the lab and lands on a dazed yellow
minion. The girls SCREAM as it jumps up and dashes towards
them.

Evil minion Kevin stomps toward the girls.    They are backed
into a corner. It's all over.

Then suddenly a HYPODERMIC NEEDLE enters frame and injects
evil minion Kevin. He falls over, writhing on the floor.
Then he sits up and--

Has turned back into a YELLOW MINION.    It's Kevin!

                       KEVIN
          Ooh-la-la!     Pilatos?

                       AGNES
          Kevin!

The other minions dog pile on him with friendly hugs.

                    MARGO
          Dr. Nefario! You're back!

Reveal Dr. Nefario holding the needle.

                    DR. NEFARIO
          In the flesh.

Nefario produces a VIAL filled with YELLOW LIQUID.

                    DR. NEFARIO (CONT'D)
          Behold, the antidote!

He walks over to a vat of the jelly.

                    DR. NEFARIO (CONT'D)
          Come on. Let's finally put this
          horrible jelly to some good use.

He pours the antidote into the vat.


EXT: EL MACHO'S HOUSE - LATER

Gru makes his way up the road leading to El Macho's house.
He is wearing handcuffs, and being led at spear-point by Dave
and Stuart, who have been painted purple to look like Evil
minions. But they are goofing around and giggling. And they
still have a few yellow spots.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   92.


                       GRU
          Hey, guys.     Come on!   Stay focused
          here!

The minions somber up.

                    MINIONS
          Okay, okay.

Gru covers a smeared yellow spot with purple paint.

They approach the front gate, which is closed. Dave boosts
himself onto a stray box and speaks gibberish into the
intercom. He hears Evil Minion gibberish in response. He
responds back in Evil Minion gibberish.

The intercom buzzes and the gate begins to open.

The gate opens and there are DOZENS of PURPLE MINIONS milling
about. They eye Gru and his captors suspiciously.

Dave and Stuart poke Gru with a spear.

                    GRU
              (attempting to act)
          Curses. Foiled again. These guys
          captured me.

The Evil Minions CHEER at seeing this.

Gru, Dave and Stuart have to walk all the way to the house
surrounded on all sides by evil purple minions. The painted
yellow minions are very nervous. The purple minions eye them
as they pass. They GROWL and the yellow minions attempt to
GROWL back.

It's extremely intense, but it looks like they're going to
make it.

Then one of the evil minions makes a slobbery raspberry at
one of the painted ones. They get into a raspberry fight
until the painted minion is grossed out and tries to rub the
slobber off him. It rubs off the purple paint.

One of the evil purple minions points and SCREAMS. They're
exposed! All of the purple minions run towards Gru, Dave and
Stuart. Teeth bared. Ready to chomp.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
          Run!

They take off running.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT      93.


EXT: EL MACHO'S BACKYARD - CONTINUOUS

Gru and the yellow minions burst into El Macho's backyard.
The Evil Minions give chase.

                    GRU
          Up that tree! Hurry, hurry!

They climb a tree up to the roof of the house, only to be
pursued by more minions up there. And the Evil Minions have
devoured the tree so they can't go back that way either.

With no escape, Gru and the minions run up a tower until they
reach the top--a dead end.

Here come the purple minions. They're trapped. Gru kicks
them away and the yellow minions try to fight off the purple
ones. But they are clearly doomed.

And then Gru's ship appears hovering above them! Modified as
a jelly-dispensing weapon and with Dr. Nefario at the
controls! The minions hang on the sides holding JELLY
BLASTERS.

The ship opens fire on the evil minions, transforming them.
POP! POP! POP! POP! One by one they transform back into
yellow minions. One of the Minions wipes the horrible
tasting jelly off his tongue.

Dr. Nefario sticks his head out the side of the ship.

                    DR. NEFARIO
          Hello, Gru!

                      GRU
          Hey, hey!    Nice work, Dr. Nefario!

Gru leaps onto the ship.

                     DR. NEFARIO
          I put an antidote in the jelly.
              (beat)
          I mean, I'm happy to create an evil
          army to destroy the world, but
          nobody messes with my family.

                    GRU
          Thank you, Doctor!   Now let's go
          get the--

Gru looks over to see Margo, Edith and Agnes onboard the
ship, holding jelly blasters.
         DESPICABLE ME 2              CINCO & KEN DRAFT   94.


                       AGNES
          Hi!

Gru is flabbergasted.    He turns to Nefario.

                    GRU
          You brought the girls?

                       DR. NEFARIO
          Yes!
                 (beat)
          Oh.     Was that wrong?

Gru's ship flies toward El Macho, blasting purple minions all
along the way.

From behind a large jelly gun Edith unloads round after
round.

                      EDITH
          Wooooo!    Yeeeaaahhh!

El Macho witnesses his evil minions being converted back to
regular ones.

                      EL MACHO
          Oh no! What's happening to my
          minions?
               (beat)
          Gru?

Gru turns to Nefario and the girls.

                     GRU
          You guys take care of the rest of
          the minions.
              (beat)
          I'm going to find Lucy.

Gru leaps out of the ship down to the roof El Macho is on.
He has two big jelly weapons in his hands.

Meanwhile the ship flies off with its jelly blasters firing,
and comes to land on the ground below.

The minions and the girls start jumping from the ship.    Agnes
takes aim.

                    AGNES
          Eat jelly, you purple freaks!
          Waaaaah!
         DESPICABLE ME 2           CINCO & KEN DRAFT     95.


Agnes' gun is a little too big for her and the kick sends her
a bit out of control. But she still manages to hit a number
of Evil Minions. The tide is turning.

Meanwhile, Gru has gone ballistic on the evil minions.   BLAM!
BLAM! BLAM! BLAM! He takes the remaining few out.

El Macho kicks an evil minion at Gru, but he manages to hit
it with jelly and transform it back to yellow. Gru holds his
gun up to El Macho and gives him a threatening look.

                    GRU
          It's over, El Macho.   Now where is
          Lucy?

                    EL MACHO
              (chuckles)
          Let me show you.

He turns to a computer and pushes a button.

A fountain stops spewing water and underneath it STEEL DOORS
open from the ground. And out of them rises a ROCKET.
Strapped to it is Lucy. Tied to a SHARK with TWO HUNDRED AND
FIFTY POUNDS OF DYNAMITE strapped to her.

Gru is horrified.   He GASPS.

                     LUCY
          Oh, hey Gru! Turns out you were
          right about the whole El Macho
          thing, huh?
               (unconvincingly)
          Yay!

El Macho calls to Gru, brandishing a remote.

                    EL MACHO
          One push of this button and I send
          that rocket straight into the same
          volcano where I faked my death.
          Only this time--it's for real!

                      GRU
                (horrified)
          No!

Dave swoops in on a rope and grabs the remote, Tarzan-
style...

                      DAVE
          Tally ho!
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT    96.


But unfortunately he smacks a roof support and drops the
remote. It bonks a bunch of minions on the head and lands on
the ground.

El Macho stares down Gru.   Fire in his eyes.

                     EL MACHO
          We could've ruled the world
          together, Gru. But now--you're
          gonna die.

He pulls out a vial of PX-41 and drinks it. Gru GASPS. El
Macho transforms into a giant, purple, furry creature. He
ROARS.

Gru pulls the trigger on his jelly gun, but he is out of
ammunition. He then pulls out the FREEZE RAY and fires,
encasing El Macho's fists in blocks of ice. El Macho GROWLS
and slams his fists to the ground, shattering the ice and
knocking Gru off the platform and onto a scaffolding. Gru
SCREAMS.

The scaffolding tips over. El Macho grabs the scaffolding
and holds it above his head, ready to crush Gru.

Suddenly Gru pulls out Lucy's lipstick taser and fires it at
Purple El Macho! The jolt of electricity has him shaking and
dancing and ultimately sizzling and smoking, until he finally
collapses on the ground.

                    GRU
          Lipstick taser!

Lucy smiles at this.

                    LUCY
          Aw...he copied me.

Gru runs off to save her.   The minions surround El Macho,
cocking their jelly guns.

                    EL MACHO
              (dazed)
          I am not afraid of your jelly guns.

                    DR. NEFARIO
          Oh, this ain't a jelly gun,
          sunshine.

Dr. Nefario fires the Fart Gun directly into El Macho's face,
causing him to pass out. The minions CHEER, firing their
jelly guns into the air.
         DESPICABLE ME 2            CINCO & KEN DRAFT     97.


One of the minions stands on top of El Macho and poses for a
big game hunter-style photo. Dr. Nefario smiles for the
camera as well.

Gru runs toward the rocket.

                     LUCY
          Don't worry about me, Gru! I'll be
          fine. I have survived lots worse
          than this.
              (beat)
          Okay, that's not entirely true.
          I'm actually kind of freaking out
          up here!

                    GRU
          Don't worry--I will get you out of
          this!

Gru attempts to untie Lucy. And then sees Pollito has walked
over to the remote. Gru and Lucy GASP. The chicken looks at
Gru and Lucy, then pecks the button.

                    GRU (CONT'D)
          I really hate that chicken.

The rocket blasts off into the air. The Minions and Girls
watch in horror as Gru and Lucy fly off on the rocket.


EXT: SKY - CONTINUOUS

Gru uses his knife to cut Lucy's ropes. They SCREAM as the
shark gets loose and falls down to a SUSHI BAR below where
all of the CUSTOMERS and SUSHI CHEF CHEER.

Meanwhile, on the rocket Gru rips a panel off the side,
revealing a mess of WIRES inside.

                    LUCY
          Is there a red one?   It's usually
          the red one.

Gru starts to pull out wires left and right.   To no avail.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Gru, anytime now!

Gru GASPS, realizing they are approaching the VOLCANO. Time
is running out. Death is imminent. He looks Lucy in the
eyes.
          DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    98.


                     GRU
           Listen, Lucy--we may not get out of
           this alive, so I need to ask you a
           question.

                     LUCY
           Uh, better make it quick!

                     GRU
           If I'd asked you out on a date,
           what would you have said?

                     LUCY
           Are you kidding me?!   Yes!

Gru smiles. Then realizes that the rocket is still careening
toward the volcano. He grabs Lucy.

                       GRU
           JUMP!!!

Gru and Lucy grab hands and leap off the rocket.

The rocket plunges into the volcano.

Gru and Lucy plummet through the air.

KA-BLAAAAM!!! The volcano explodes in a massive tempest of
fire and smoke and lava.

The impact of the blast hits Gru and Lucy and sends them
flying.

SPLASH!   They hit the water.

BAM!   BOOM!   The volcano continues exploding.

SPLASH! Gru emerges, soaking and out of breath.     Fire and
lava flying all around him. He can't find Lucy.

                      GRU (CONT'D)
           Oh!  Lucy!
               (looks around, panicking)
           Lucy! Where are you?!

After a few moments, Lucy also emerges.    Gru is incredibly
relieved.

                       GRU (CONT'D)
           Oh, Lucy!

                       LUCY
           Gru!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT      99.


Lucy smiles and hugs Gru. They both go underwater.       Then
come back up. Sputtering. And in love.

                    LUCY (CONT'D)
          Sorry...I guess you kind of need
          your arms to tread water, huh?

The Minions appear in the rowboat.

                    TOM
              ("Stroke!")
          Mack-oh! Mack-oh!      Mack-oh!

But they pass right by them.

                    GRU
          They'll be back...

TITLE CARD: 147 DATES LATER...

Romantic music plays under the title card.


EXT: HILLSIDE - DAY

Four minions, dressed in matching suits, begin to sing a All-
4-One's "I Swear," pronounced "Underwear" in Minionese.

We are at Gru and Lucy's wedding reception. We PULL BACK to
the WEDDING CAKE, and then to Gru and Lucy dancing. As they
dance we see all of the wedding guests watching: Gru's Mom,
Dr. Nefario, Silas, Jillian, Shannon, Natalie, etc.

Gru dips Lucy and they attempt their kiss, but their noses
keep bumping. They finally manage to kiss and the crowd
CHEERS.

We see the three girls watching in their beautiful bridesmaid
dresses. Agnes can barely contain her glee. PAN OVER TO
Edith, who makes a face.

                    EDITH
          Can I be the first to say--ewwww!

The minions finish the song.

The girls sit at their table.    Agnes clearly has something on
her mind. She SIGHS.

                      AGNES
          Okay.

She stands up on the table.
        DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    100.


                       AGNES (CONT'D)
          Excuse me!

Looks out at the crowd, but they can't hear her.

                     AGNES (CONT'D)
          Um...hi!   Excuse me!

She still doesn't have the crowd's attention, so Margo taps
on her glass. Everyone looks to Agnes, who is visibly
nervous.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          Uh...hi, everybody! I'd like to
          make some toast. Uh...

She looks out at the crowd. Is really nervous. Looks over
at Gru. He smiles. Mouths "okay." This helps, and Agnes
pulls herself together and recites the Mothers Day poem from
earlier.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          She um...she um, kisses my boo-boos.
          She braids my hair.
          We love you mothers, everywhere!

Agnes turns to Lucy and looks her right in the eyes.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          And my new mom Lucy is beyond
          compare.

Lucy smiles, melting. The crowd goes "awwwww." Agnes and
Lucy spin around in a hug. The crowd cheers and applauds.
Gru, Margo and Edith join Agnes and Lucy in a group hug. The
family is complete.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          To the bride and Gru!

A minion begins to spin The Village People's "YMCA" at the DJ
table. The minions, several of whom are dressed as The
Village People, begin to perform the song. The minion
dressed as the Chiquita banana lady also joins in.

Then the entire family boogies across the dance floor,
including Dr. Nefario and Gru's Mom.

                    AGNES (CONT'D)
          I'M SO HAAAAPPPPYYYYYYY!!!!
         DESPICABLE ME 2             CINCO & KEN DRAFT    101.


EXT: HILLSIDE - MOMENTS LATER

A minion poses Gru, Lucy, and the girls for a formal picture.
Everyone looks good. They all smile.

CLICK!

Another picture adds Gru's Mom, Dr. Nefario, and two minions
to the group.

CLICK!

Another picture adds even more minions to the group.

CLICK!

An evil minion pops up and photobombs the last picture!

                       EVIL MINION
           Blaaaaah!

                       THE END

Despicable Me 2



Writers :   Cinco Paul  Ken Daurio
Genres :   Animation  Adventure  Comedy


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