The episode starts with Michael and his friend Liam out on a run, they are preparing for the competition coming up. Michael is seen striding ahead of Liam. Liam looks to be trying his hardest to keep up. mid shot and long shots are used throughout the scene to show how Michael is way better than Liam.
Michael walks in on the fight
During the run we see flash backs of Michael winning his previous awards with the song titanium by David Guetta featuring Sia. we see flashes of the races then flashes on him running in the present. loud background noises of cheering and loud out of breath gasping for air heart pounding sounds.
Arriving at the competition
Hey you ok? That sounded rough.
The boys end up at Michael's house Michael stops and hears the arguments his parents arguing. The music cuts out, Liam says bye and continues his jog. Michael hesitates before walking towards the house, this shows he is scared to go into the house because of the fight he can hear his parents having.
The Race Starts
As Michael walks in the door he sees that his mum is crying, she stands up wipes her face, gets her car keys and walks out the door tugging on Michaels arm as she leaves. A panning shot from Michaels face to his mums will be good to shot his reaction to how his mum is feeling, no background noises is important to emphasise the awkwardness.
Liam tries to comfort Michael about the fight between his parents but Michael barely acknowledges it and tries to push it out of his head so he can focus on his race. some over-the-shoulder shots will look good during this conversation and close ups of Michael's face so we can see that he is hiding his feelings.
Yeah I guess so, I just need to get through today and I'll be fine.
the race starts and close ups of Michael show that he is pushing himself to keep in front.