Sleepover

Episode two: Scaachi and the Silent Treatment

Scaachi Koul is an outspoken writer with a undeniably bold presence. She reveals the weight of her upsetting personal problem: the deterioration of an important relationship that has turned into a silent standoff. She says it's unsolvable. Will Sook-Yin, and guests Alan Zweig and Charlie McGettigan be able to help her with the "impossible"?
Scaachi Koul is an outspoken writer with a undeniably bold presence. She reveals the weight of her upsetting personal problem: the deterioration of an important relationship that has turned into a silent standoff. She says it's unsolvable. 1:24
Listen to the full episode27:29

Sharing a hotel room overnight with three strangers is challenging, especially when there are big personalities, big opinions and no escaping each other! After our quick dip in the pool, Scacchi and Alan have a tense exchange. Both unrelenting and stubborn, they each stand their ground.

I expect this from Scaachi Koul, she makes a living being outspoken. She's a writer, social media maven, and cultural critic. Scaachi is a smart overachiever, who does not mince words.

When I first met her, I was greeted by a perfectly put together, empowered young woman, confidently striding down King Street. I knew her bold presence would add punch to our experiment.  

What I was not expecting was the weight of her deeply upsetting personal problem. It has to do with an important relationship that has deteriorated into a silent standoff. Unsure of what to do, Scaachi believes her situation is hopeless.

As the sleepover unfolds, she reveals the turbulence within her family that cuts to her core. I try my best to untangle the problem and wonder if pint-size Charlie McGettigan and "old Dad" Alan Zweig can help Scaachi find some sort of resolution.

Sook-Yin Lee

WEB EXTRA | Music therapy has always helped me out in tough times. Against their better judgement, Scaachi, Charlie and Alan all followed me to the bathroom for a impromptu jam session. Here is the extended remix of our efforts. 

A music video for the parent song heard in episode two of Sleepover. 2:01

PHOTOS FROM THE EPISODE

Scaachi Koul is an outspoken writer with a undeniably bold presence, yet the deterioration of a family bond has cut her to the core. ( Adam Litovitz )
Charlie takes the pool party to the lobby. ( Adam Litovitz)
After a relaxing dip in the pool, Charlie puts on her pyjamas, hungrily awaiting dinner. ( Adam Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee)
Jumping on the bed always helps pass the time. ( Adam Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee)
With a hot cup of tea, Scaachi is ready to share. ( Adam Litovitz)
You know when the makeup comes off, it is about to get real. ( Adam Litovitz)
The pizza arrives just in time. ( Adam Litovitz)
Everybody dig in! (Adam Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee)
Forget the problems, lets focus on the pizza. (Adam Litovitz)
You can never get sick of jumping on the bed. (Adam Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee )
How are you enjoying the sleepover so far? (Adam Litovitz)
More sharing and more tea. (Adam Litovitz)
Charlie looks down at the world below.
Everyone gathers round as Scaachi shares her problem. (Adam Litovitz)
Scaachi, opens up about her relationship with her father and how it affects her family. (Adam Litovitz )
Music therapy may be the way to solving Scaachi's problem. ( Adam Litovitz)
Or maybe it is just very awkward. (Adam Litovitz)
Scaachi's phone is never out of reach, it links her to all the parts of her world, including her parents. ( Adam Litovitz and Sook-Yin Lee)