INT. COLLINS HOME -- MILLICENT’S BEDROOM -- SATURDAY NIGHT
MILLICENT COLLINS puts the final touches on her makeup as she gets ready for the high school winter formal dance. She is wearing a formal gown. She hears a car pull into the driveway and cranes her neck to look out the window.
EXT. MILLICENT’S P.O.V. OF FRONT YARD AND DRIVEWAY -- NIGHT
Bradley’s pickup truck pulls into the driveway.
BACK TO SHOT
Millicent frowns to herself in the mirror, then gets up to look for her shoes. She hears the front door open and her mother, Tuppence, chatting with her date, Bradley. Millicent finds one shoe beside her bureau.
Under the bed. Millicent lifts the sheet and finds her other shoe.
BACK TO SHOT
Millicent slips her shoes on and, glancing at herself in the mirror, leaves the room.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- FOYER -- NIGHT
Pan up MILLICENT’s body as she descends the staircase. TUPPENCE COLLINS and BRADLEY THOMAS stand near the front door. Bradley is wearing a tuxedo under a winter coat.
TUPPENCEHere she comes.MILLICENTHi.BRADLEYYou look great.MILLICENTThanks.
Bradley pins a corsage on Millicent’s gown. Tuppence is smiling, a tear in her eye.
TUPPENCESuch a sweet couple. You look so grown up.MILLICENT(embarrassed)Mom!BRADLEYReady?MILLICENTYep.
Millicent puts on her winter coat, then hugs Tuppence.
MILLICENTBye. Don’t wait up.BRADLEYGood night, Mrs. Collins.TUPPENCEDrive carefully, Bradley. You two have a good time.
EXT. COLLINS HOME -- NIGHT
MILLICENT and BRADLEY come out the front door and get in the pickup truck. TUPPENCE stands at the door smiling and waving. The pickup pulls out of the driveway. Tuppence keeps waving.
CU -- TUPPENCE stops waving. Her smile abruptly vanishes. She closes the front door.
EXT. WOODS -- NIGHT
The crescent moon shines over the woods. A dog barks in the distance.
INT. CORBETT HOME -- WAYNE’S ROOM -- SUNDAY MORNING
WAYNE CORBETT, a 9-year-old boy, shakes a jar containing dead butterflies. The lid was airtight, but he does not understand this. Wayne puts the jar down as he looks out the window. He pulls on his winter boots and throws on a coat.
EXT. CORBETT HOME -- MORNING
WAYNE comes out of the back door, and the screen door closes with a bang. It is a gray, drizzly day, and he splashes through puddles in his backyard as he heads into the woods.
EXT. WOODS -- MORNING
Humming to himself, WAYNE picks up a stick and uses it as a laser gun, hiding behind the barren trees like a commando. He attacks a tree as if it were the enemy and whacks it with the stick, knocking off a piece of bark. He examines the bare wood, then continues on. Wayne comes over a ridge and stops short. Wayne sees Millicent’s body face down in a small stream, bobbing against a log. He goes in for a closer look, then runs back to the house.
CU -- MILLICENT’s body floats in the water.
EXT. WOODS -- MORNING
Long shot pan of the woods.
EXT. WOODS -- MORNING
WAYNE comes back over the ridge, then turns around and motions to the people he’s brought. SHERIFF ROBERT ARMSTRONG, Deputy LYNDON PFIFFER, and Doctor LYLE TERRENCE come over the ridge and see the body.
TERRENCEOh, no.SHERIFFStay here, Wayne.
The three adults move down to the body. Lyndon has a camera and begins taking photos. Sheriff and Terrence drag the body onto the embankment.
CU -- MILLICENT as Terrence turns the body over.
BACK TO SHOT
SHERIFFIt’s Millicent Collins!TERRENCEMillicent! Good Lord...SHERIFFWhat is it?TERRENCEShe’s covered with puncture and slash wounds. She was murdered, Bob. And whoever did it enjoyed their work.
CU -- SHERIFF squints.
EXT. CITY PARK -- MORNING
BRADLEY is leaning against his pickup truck, waiting. NICHOLAS GREY rides up on his ten-speed bicycle. He is wearing cyclist clothing.
BRADLEY‘Bout time you got here, chump.NICHOLASWhat do you want?BRADLEYYou’ve been seeing Millicent behind my back!NICHOLASSo what if I am?BRADLEYSo you better knock it off before I knock you off! Millicent is my girl, and anybody who gets in my way gets run over, clear?NICHOLASI’m not afraid of you.BRADLEYHey, man, that’s your problem!NICHOLASMillicent can make up her own mind about who she sees. If you think you can hang onto her one minute longer than she wants you, you’re wrong. Dead wrong.BRADLEYAnd you’ll just be plain dead if you don’t listen, man -- dead! And about Millicent making up her mind, well, I’ve fixed that!
CU -- NICHOLAS squints at him.
EXT. COLLINS HOME -- MORNING
SHERIFF knocks on the front door. TUPPENCE opens the door, smiling.
TUPPENCESheriff Armstrong. Good morning.SHERIFFMrs. Collins, I need to have a word with you.TUPPENCECome in.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- KITCHEN -- MORNING
SHERIFF and TUPPENCE enter.
TUPPENCEI was just cleaning up the breakfast things. Can I offer you a bagel? I have some lovely cream cheese.SHERIFFI’m afraid I have some bad news, Mrs. Collins. About your daughter.TUPPENCEDon’t tell me, I know.SHERIFFYou do?TUPPENCEShe got into some kind of trouble last night, and you had to arrest her. Right? She was drinking, I suppose.SHERIFFActually...TUPPENCEI suppose a night in a cell might put some sense into her. It’s those boys she hangs around with...SHERIFFMrs. Collins, your daughter died last night. I’m sorry.TUPPENCEDied--SHERIFFHer body was found this morning. In the woods. It looks like murder. I’m sorry.TUPPENCEBut...SHERIFFI’ve already requested assistance from the FBI. They’re sending a man out this afternoon. I know this is a terrible shock, Mrs. Collins, but we’ll do everything we can to find out what happened to your daughter.TUPPENCEMillicent...SHERIFFI’ll stop back later today to ask a few basic questions.TUPPENCEYes. Yes. Thank you.SHERIFFI’ll contact Albert. You don’t have to worry.TUPPENCEThank you.SHERIFFI’m sorry. I’ll let myself out.
CU -- TUPPENCE closes her eyes, trying to be strong.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET -- MORNING
ALAN CARTWRIGHT and ALBERT COLLINS are jogging.
ALANIt’s those soccer fields, Albert. Acres of wasted land. I see the new wing of my mall there, major expansion.ALBERTI don’t know, Alan. Community backlash, that’s what we have to watch out for. Those soccer fields mean a lot to the school kids and their families.ALANRetail, that’s the backbone of this town!ALBERTMaybe if we aim at the junior market, get them on our side...
SHERIFF pulls up in his cruiser.
SHERIFFAlbert! We need to talk.
Alan and Albert stop, but jog in place. Sheriff gets out of the car.
ALBERTWhat is it, Bob?SHERIFFAlbert, I have some bad news. You’d better prepare yourself for a shock.ALBERT(stops jogging)Go ahead.SHERIFFYour daughter’s body was found this morning. She’s dead, Albert. She was murdered.ALBERTMurdered? Are you sure? When?SHERIFFLast night, between one and three.ALBERTLast night... I can’t believe it.SHERIFFI’m sorry.ALANSheriff, may I ask where the body was found?SHERIFFShadygrove woods, about half a mile in.ALANNot my property. Good. I mean, it’s a relief.SHERIFFAlbert, listen, I’m sorry you had to find out like this, but I thought you’d want to know right away.ALBERTYes. Thank you, Bob. Thank you. Tuppence -- does she know?SHERIFFYes.ALBERTYes, of course. I’d better go over there, make sure she’s all right.
Alan is impressed that Albert takes it so well.
SHERIFFI’m sure she’d appreciate it.ALANI know my ex wouldn’t.
The two men jog on. Sheriff watches them go and squints.
INT. THOMAS HOME -- KITCHEN -- MORNING
MEGAN THOMAS is eating her breakfast, fruit salad and a bagel with cream cheese. BRADLEY comes in the back door.
MEGANYou’re out and about early this morning.BRADLEYI had some business to take care of, Red.MEGANHow was the dance last night?BRADLEYThat James Clapsaddle was there. He asked me how you were. I think he’s got his eyes on the prize, a shiny red ribbon to pin to his chest.MEGANJames and I are just friends.BRADLEYI’m glad to hear it, because he is a total geek.MEGANHe’s nice. I think Millicent is a total geek.
Bradley smiles oddly and leaves the room. Megan squints at him.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- LIVING ROOM -- MORNING
SHERIFF is talking to TUPPENCE and ALBERT. A deputy takes notes. Albert is standing. Tuppence is seated on the couch. Sheriff is on the edge of his chair.
SHERIFFMrs. Collins, can you tell us where Millicent was last night? When did you last see her?TUPPENCEYes, of course. She went to the winter formal -- at the high school. She’d been so looking forward to it. Her boyfriend, Bradley -- Bradley Thomas -- picked her up at six. Yes, six o’clock, and that was the last I -- the last time I...ALBERTIt’s all right.SHERIFFDid you notice if there was anything unusual about her behavior during the day?TUPPENCENo, I don’t think so. She was just nervous about the dance. I don’t know... Everything else seemed all right.ALBERTThis Bradley Thomas, who is he?TUPPENCEWell, if you’d show a little interest in your daughter, you’d know, wouldn’t you?ALBERTNow, Tuppence! She never mentioned him to me. How long have they been going out?TUPPENCEYou only see her four days a month! And that’s when you can’t get out of it with some business trip!ALBERTNow, just a minute--!SHERIFFWhoa, now, folks... let’s have a ceasefire. I know this is a difficult time for you.ALBERTYes, of course, Bob. I apologize. Tuppence?TUPPENCEI’m sorry.SHERIFFYou folks need a little time to cool off. I want you to know that I’ll do everything I can to find out what happened to your daughter, and to bring her killer to justice.TUPPENCEThank you, Sheriff.
Albert puts him arm around the Sheriff’s shoulder.
ALBERTI know we can count on you, Bob.
EXT. RURAL ROAD -- SUNDAY AFTERNOON
SPECIAL AGENT MARTIN GALE makes an audio recording while driving through the countryside.
GALERosanne, it’s 12:42 P.M. on January 25th, and I will be reaching Twinsburg shortly. I stopped for lunch at a small restaurant called the Cornucopia. The bill was $3.18 plus a fifteen percent tip for the very motherly waitress. The weather is gray and drizzly, lending a definite aura of melancholy to the day, a fitting backdrop to the grim work that lies ahead: untangling the dark and twisted web of a murdered girl’s last hours.
He checks some papers in a manila folder.
GALEThe local sheriff is a Robert Armstrong. I sincerely hope we can forge a suitable working relationship. Unfamiliar as I am with the territory, I can only hope for the best.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- AFTERNOON
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- AFTERNOON
SHERIFF comes out of his office and is met by LYNDON.
LYNDONSheriff, we’ve brought in Bradley Thomas, you know, the victim’s boyfriend? He was at home.SHERIFFGood work, Lyndon.
GALE comes in the front door.
GALEExcuse me, I’m looking for Sheriff Robert Armstrong.SHERIFFYou found him.GALESheriff, Special Agent Martin Gale, Federal Bureau of Investigation. I understand you’ve got a murder on your hands.SHERIFF(shakes hands)I sure do. Glad you’re here, Agent Gale. This is Deputy Pfiffer.GALE(shakes hands)Deputy.SHERIFFThe girl was found early this morning. She was at the high school dance last night. We were just about to talk with her date.GALEThe sooner we begin, the better.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- AFTERNOON
GALE and SHERIFF enter. BRADLEY is seated at the table.
BRADLEYSheriff, so, what’s up? I haven’t done anything.SHERIFFBradley, we’d like to ask you a few questions about Millicent Collins.BRADLEYMillicent? Was she arrested?SHERIFFShe’s been murdered.BRADLEYWhat? No way... Murdered? Wait a minute -- you think I did it? You think I killed her?SHERIFFCalm down, Bradley. We just want you to tell us everything that happened last night.BRADLEYWho’s this guy?SHERIFFThis is Agent Gale, from the FBI.GALEJust tell us about last night, Bradley.BRADLEYRight. We went to the dance, the winter formal. I picked Millicent up at her house at six, and we went straight to the dance. I mean, anybody could vouch for that. We stayed till about midnight, then we left.GALEYou took her straight home?BRADLEYNo. We went to the park, to look at the stars, but we had a fight. It wasn’t violent or anything. She wanted to break up with me, and I tried to talk her out of it. She got mad, and decided to walk home. She wouldn’t let me drive her. She just walked off. I didn’t see her after that and I didn’t kill her. She was my girlfriend.GALEWhy did she want to break up with you?BRADLEYI’ll tell you why. She wanted to go out with that loser Nicholas Grey. He’s the one you should be questioning.
Sheriff looks at Gale.
SHERIFFOkay, Bradley. You can go.BRADLEYLater!
GALESheriff, we need to have a good long talk about Millicent Collins. I need to know the logistics of her life as well as you are aware of them.SHERIFFRight, we can talk over dinner.GALEGood. First things first, Sheriff. There’s something I want to say up front. I’ve learned from experience that it’s best to get this out in the open right away. When the Bureau gets called in, the Bureau’s in charge. Now, you’re going to be working for me. Sometimes local law-enforcement has a problem with that.SHERIFFLike I said, I’m glad you’re here. I’ve never had a murder on my hands before. Things are generally pretty quiet around here.GALEIt’s refreshing, Sheriff, believe me. Now, I wonder if you can recommend an inexpensive yet comfortable hotel. I don’t need anything extravagant, just a place to lay my head that’s inexpensive yet comfortable.SHERIFFGot the perfect place. The Twinsburg Inn. We’ll get you settled in.GALEPerfect.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- FOYER -- AFTERNOON
TUPPENCE opens the front door. On the doorstep is PENNY GARDNER.
PENNYHello, Mrs. Collins.TUPPENCEPenny, come in.PENNYThank you. Is Millicent up yet?
Tuppence says nothing.
Tuppence starts to cry.
PENNYWhat’s wrong? What is it?TUPPENCEMillicent... was found -- she’s dead. She’s dead. The sheriff says she was murdered. Last night...PENNYShe’s dead? But she can’t be... she can’t be dead, I saw her at the dance, everything was fine. She was so happy. She can’t be... just gone.TUPPENCEYes. She’s gone...
Penny embraces Tuppence. They both cry.
INT. ROSEMARY’S PASTRY SHOP -- AFTERNOON
ROSEMARY CLAPSADDLE is behind the counter, arranging pastries in the display case. Her son, KENT CLAPSADDLE, is leaning against the counter, on the opposite side.
ROSEMARYOh, by the way, I meant to tell you. A friend of mine from high school is coming to visit for a week. Janet Flynn.KENTJanet Flynn. Do I know her?ROSEMARYNo, she’s been living in England since college. She’s just now back in the states.KENTIs she going to be staying with us?ROSEMARYWell, I haven’t talked to Aunt Elspeth about it yet. I was going to do that tonight.KENTShe could always stay with Kimmy, couldn’t she?ROSEMARYMy sister and I are not speaking to each other.KENT(mumbles)Again?ROSEMARYWhat?KENTNothing.
Kent takes two éclairs and goes to a table where JAMES CLAPSADDLE is reading the Sunday funnies. James laughs out loud as he finishes each strip.
KENTGuess what?JAMESWhat? No, don’t tell me... There weren’t any éclairs because your mother ate them all.KENTNo.JAMESUm... Your mother and Kimmy aren’t speaking to each other.KENTYou got it.JAMESAh, my wonderful sisters. I don’t even need the comics.
James puts down the paper and takes an éclair. He looks out the window as PENNY walks by outside, looking upset.
JAMESI know her! She goes to my church. Her name’s Penny Gardner. She’s the best friend of Millicent Collins, whose boyfriend, King Jerk Bradley Thomas, is the brother of Megan Thomas, whom I also know from church.KENTWait, you lost me.JAMESWhen?KENTAfter “I know her!”
At another table across the shop are NICHOLAS and DUANE CARTWRIGHT. They did not see Penny go by, and pay no attention to James and Kent.
NICHOLASListen, Duane. Bradley Thomas found out I’ve been seeing Millicent.DUANEHow?NICHOLASI don’t know, maybe she told him. You know how she is. Anyway, I saw him this morning, and he threatened to make trouble.DUANEHe did, did he? Well, we can’t have any of that. You leave Thomas to me, I’ll make sure he minds his own business.NICHOLASI don’t want anybody getting hurt...DUANEListen, Nicholas, we can’t afford to take any risks right now. Things are at a very delicate stage. We can’t let some jealous jock screw everything up. Did Millicent break up with him last night like she was supposed to?NICHOLASI don’t know, man. It didn’t sound like it, the way Bradley was talking this morning.DUANEThat’s bad. That would be very bad. I’m going to have to have a talk with Millicent about that.NICHOLASTake it easy, Duane. I’ll talk to her about it.DUANEHave you heard from Millicent today?NICHOLASPenny was going over there this afternoon.DUANEGood. Now you listen to me. My neck’s on the line here, and if you and Penny can’t talk some sense into Millicent, then I will.
Duane cracks his knuckles. Nicholas squints at him.
NICHOLASIf anybody can talk sense into Millicent, it’s Penny and me.
EXT. GREY’S BIKE SHOP -- AFTERNOON
INT. GREY’S BIKE SHOP -- AFTERNOON
PENNY comes in. The shop seems deserted. She knocks on the counter.
PENNYHello? Elliott? Anyone here?
ELLIOTT GREY comes out of the back, wiping his greasy hands on a rag.
ELLIOTTWhy, hello there, Penny. What can I do for you?PENNYIs Nicholas here?ELLIOTTSorry, honey. No, he’s not. I haven’t seen him since this morning. Say, is something wrong?PENNYI have to find Nicholas.ELLIOTTWell, if he comes in, I’ll have him call you.PENNYTell him to meet me at our table, will you?ELLIOTTYour table?PENNYHe’ll understand.ELLIOTTOkay, honey. I’ll do that.PENNYThanks, Elliott.ELLIOTTYou bet.
Penny leaves quickly. Elliott squints at her.
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- SUNDAY EVENING
INT. INN RESTAURANT -- EVENING
GALE and SHERIFF are eating dinner. A WAITRESS gives Sheriff a chicken dinner with baked potato. Gale has country-fried steak with mashed potatoes.
GALEThis dinner smells incredible.
The waitress smiles at Gale and moves off.
GALENow, Sheriff, tell me about Millicent Collins.SHERIFFWell, she lived in Twinsburg all her life, born here. She was a senior at the high school. Good student, but her records showed a lot of absences, often unexcused. She was an active member of her church, involved with the youth group there, and she did a lot of community service projects. She always helped out with the police auction and paper drives. We all liked her. She lived with her mother, Tuppence, a librarian. Her father’s Albert Collins, old friend of mine. Albert’s a lawyer here in town. He has a place of his own on the north side. Tuppence and Albert split up a couple of years ago. Nothing out of the ordinary.GALEHmm. And the night she died?SHERIFFTuppence said Millicent had been nervous about the dance yesterday, and then Bradley picked her up at six...GALEFrom there they proceeded to the dance until midnight, when they went to the park, where she broke up with him. They argued and she left on foot.SHERIFFShe was found this morning by Wayne Corbett, a little boy who lives on the edge of Shadygrove woods.GALENicholas Grey. The one Bradley Thomas mentioned?SHERIFFAnother high school senior. Works at his uncle’s bicycle shop. That’s about all I know about him.GALESheriff, I think it would be a good idea to have a talk with him first thing tomorrow morning.SHERIFFThat can be arranged.GALEPerfect. This country-fried steak is a marvel!
EXT. CITY PARK -- EVENING
PENNY is sitting at a picnic table, waiting. NICHOLAS rides up on his ten-speed bike.
NICHOLASHi. Did you talk to Millicent?PENNYShe... I -- She...NICHOLASHey, what’s wrong?PENNYOh, Nicholas... she’s dead. She was murdered last night.NICHOLASWhat? No, you’re wrong. I don’t believe it.PENNYIt’s true. I talked to her mom. They found her body this morning. Somebody killed her after the dance. It’s horrible.
CU -- NICHOLAS
BRADLEY (V.O.)Anybody who gets in my way gets run over, clear? As for Millicent, well, I fixed her! I’ll kill you!
BACK TO SHOT
PENNYHold me, Nicholas. Just...
They embrace, and she holds on to him tightly.
LONG PAN OF VALLEY
EXT. VALLEY -- SUNDAY NIGHT
BRADLEY is walking along the edge of the river, deep in thought. He is clearly disturbed. He picks up a stone and hurls it into the water. He turns away from the river and walks back to his pickup truck. Once there, he reaches into his pocket for his keys.
Bradley turns around. DUANE and TOUGH GUY come up to him.
BRADLEYWhat do you want, Cartwright?DUANEI’ve got some advice for you, Thomas. You better just forget about being Millicent’s boyfriend, or you’re just asking for trouble.BRADLEYStay out of my way, Cartwright. You can take your advice and choke on it.DUANEJust trying to save you a lot of grief. She doesn’t want you, man.BRADLEYOh, yeah? Well, a lot you know! So why don’t you and your bed-buddy here go find a nice men’s room?DUANEYou’re meat, sucker!
Duane and Tough Guy attack Bradley. Duane hits Bradley in the face and knocks him against the car, then hits him in the stomach. Bradley swings and misses. Tough Guy slams Bradley’s head against the car, then grabs him from behind and turns him around. Duane hits Bradley repeatedly in the stomach. Tough Guy drops him to the ground. Duane kicks him twice.
DUANENow, maybe you’ll do as you’re told.BRADLEYI’ll kill you, you son of a bitch!
Duane kicks him again, then laughs. Tough Guy laughs, too. They walk off into the darkness.
BRADLEYI’ll kill you! I’ll kill you!
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- NIGHT
INT. TWINSBURG INN -- GALE’S ROOM -- NIGHT
Ready for bed, GALE makes another audio recording.
GALERosanne, it is now 10:35 P.M. I am settled in my room at the Twinsburg Inn. My dinner with Sheriff Armstrong was both delicious and informative. The sheriff strikes me as a fine man, and I anticipate no problems with our working relationship. His knowledge of the residents and customs of his town will be an invaluable asset to my investigation, which begins in earnest tomorrow. I have thus far been exposed to but a few of the pieces of the puzzle it falls to me to solve. What the ultimate patterns will be I cannot begin to imagine.
EXT. WOODS -- NIGHT
A dog barks in the distance.
EXT. COLLINS HOME -- NIGHT
TUPPENCE stares out her bedroom window.
INT. CORBETT HOME -- LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT
WAYNE, in his pajamas, watches television.
INT. ALBERT’S APARTMENT -- NIGHT
ALBERT does a crossword puzzle.
EXT. CITY PARK -- NIGHT
NICHOLAS and PENNY embrace.
INT. THOMAS HOME -- KITCHEN -- NIGHT
MEGAN looks out the window, waiting for her brother.
EXT. WOODS -- NIGHT
The crescent moon goes behind a cloud. Fade out.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL -- MONDAY MORNING
INT. FIRST CLASSROOM -- MORNING
NICHOLAS is sitting in homeroom with many other STUDENTS. There is an empty desk where Penny would normally sit. The PRINCIPAL’s voice comes over the P.A. system.
PRINCIPAL (V.O.)Attention, students. May I have your attention, please. May I have your attention, please. Thank you. I am afraid I have some very terrible news. Something that hits very close to home. One of your fellow students, Millicent Collins, was found dead yesterday morning. The police believe she was killed sometime after the Winter Formal. Millicent was a good student, and a good friend to all. I would ask that we have a moment of silence to remember our lost friend.
The students are shocked and upset. Nicholas looks over at Penny’s empty desk.
INT. SECOND CLASSROOM -- MORNING
DUANE is disturbed, for his life has suddenly become more complicated.
PRINCIPAL (V.O.)Classes will be canceled for the remainder of the day. Guidance counselors will be available in the guidance center for students who wish to talk. This is a great tragedy for all of us.
JAMES, across the room, notices Duane’s strange reaction to the news and squints at him.
INT. FIRST CLASSROOM -- MORNING
As the students begin to leave the room, the TEACHER hands a call slip to NICHOLAS. He looks at it, then steps into the hall.
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY -- MORNING
NICHOLAS walks down the hall toward the principal’s office amid the mass of dazed, shocked STUDENTS.
INT. PRINCIPAL’S OFFICE -- MORNING
From the outer office, NICHOLAS sees the PRINCIPAL talking to GALE and SHERIFF. The Principal motions for Nicholas to come in. He does so.
SHERIFFNicholas, have a seat.
PRINCIPALWell, gentlemen, I’ll leave you to your business.GALEThank you.
The principal leaves, shutting the door on the way out. Gale gestures for Sheriff to sit behind the desk. Gale remains standing.
NICHOLASI can guess what this is about.SHERIFFNicholas, where were you after midnight on Saturday?NICHOLASI took Penny home from the dance at midnight -- Penny Gardner. At about 12:30, I got home, changed into my cycling gear, and went for a ride.GALEYou always go for rides that late, Nicholas?NICHOLASSometimes.GALEWhy did you go for a ride?NICHOLASTo clear my head. Look, I didn’t see Millicent after we left the dance.SHERIFFNicholas, were you dating Millicent?NICHOLASHow did you know that?SHERIFFWe talked to Bradley Thomas yesterday. You know who he is?NICHOLASOf course I know who he is.SHERIFFHe told us Millicent wanted to break up with him so she could go out with you.NICHOLASYeah, she said she was going to, but I wasn’t sure if she actually would. She was like that. She often didn’t do what she said she would.GALEHow well do you know Bradley Thomas?NICHOLASOnly in passing. We weren’t what you’d call friends. But, you know, I got a call from him early yesterday morning. He told me to meet him at the park, something about Millicent. I figured she had told him, and he was ticked off at me. Well, I went and met him. He told me he knew I was seeing Millicent behind his back, and he threatened to kill me. I told him Millicent could make her own decisions, but he kept saying he’d fixed her, he fixed her. At first, I just blew it off as tough talk, but now...GALEThank you, Nicholas. You can go.
Nicholas gets up.
NICHOLASI didn’t kill her. I loved her.SHERIFFNo one’s disputing that, Nicholas.
Gale opens the door and Nicholas leaves. Gale closes it again.
SHERIFFBradley Thomas didn’t come to school today. What do you think?GALENicholas is innocent.SHERIFFAnd Bradley’s threats?GALEBradley was hiding something, but he isn’t a murderer, either.SHERIFFHow do you know all that?GALEBody language.
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY -- MORNING
NICHOLAS comes out of the office. DUANE is waiting for him.
DUANEWhat happened in there?NICHOLASThey just asked a lot of questions.
They walk down the hall.
DUANEThis stinks. We’ve got a truckload of work to do now, to deal with this situation...NICHOLASThis is more than a “situation” -- Millicent is dead! She was murdered!DUANEHey, take it easy! Where’s Penny, anyway?NICHOLASShe was too upset to come to school today. She found out from Millicent’s mother yesterday.DUANEYesterday? She knew about this yesterday and she didn’t tell anybody?NICHOLASShe told me.DUANEWell, that’s just great. We lose a partner and you don’t even tell me? Do you realize how much time we’ve lost already? I don’t know about you, Grey, but I am not going to let this ruin all our plans. We’ve worked too hard for this, and we’re too close to let anything wreck it now.
Nicholas is irritated by Duane’s attitude. They turn a corner, revealing JAMES, who has been walking behind them, eavesdropping. James stops, looking at them with a raised eyebrow. He is joined by KENT.
KENTJames, what’s up?JAMESKent, those two are definitely up to something.
EXT. TWINSBURG HOSPITAL -- MORNING
INT. TERRENCE’S OFFICE -- MORNING
GALE and SHERIFF have come to see TERRENCE.
TERRENCEWell, I have the report on the post mortem. She died between one and three A.M., at the site her body was found. The cause of death was mainly loss of blood from the slash and puncture wounds to her back, chest, and abdomen. There were scratches on her arms and face, presumably from running through the woods.SHERIFFWhat a way to die.TERRENCEThe strange bit is that the wounds appear to have been made by a sword.SHERIFFA sword? You mean like a fencing foil?TERRENCENo, I’d say it was more like a broadsword.SHERIFFThat’s crazy.GALEDoctor, was there any evidence of sexual assault?TERRENCEWell, there were no signs of rape, but I did find a lot of bruising on her breasts and buttocks.GALEI see.TERRENCEI’d taken care of Millicent Collins since she was a little girl. She always had a smile, never seemed afraid of shots. Never cried. And now, to look at her lying on that examining table -- so still and cold...GALEDoctor, I’d like to take a look at the body myself.TERRENCECertainly, Agent Gale.
INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY -- MORNING
GALE, SHERIFF, and TERRENCE head for the morgue.
SHERIFFWhat do you think you’ll find?GALEIf we’re lucky, Sheriff, nothing.SALTARES (O.S.)Excuse me?
GABRIEL SALTARES stops the three men.
SALTARESSheriff, I’m Gabriel Saltares, professor of medieval literature over at Huron College. I heard about the murder. You know, Millicent often came to talk to me, to learn about the Dark Ages. She just couldn’t get enough.SHERIFFThat’s really interesting, Professor, but I’m afraid we’re in kind of a hurry. If you’d like, you can come down to the station later and give a statement...SALTARESAre you going to see the body?SHERIFFYes.SALTARESWould you mind if I sort of tagged along?GALEYes, I would. Why would you want to?SALTARESWell, er... it’s just that I...
Gale and Sheriff exchange glances.
SHERIFFMaybe some other time, Professor.
The three men leave Saltares and continue down the hall. Saltares squints at them.
MILLICENT’s body is laid out on an examining table. GALE, SHERIFF, and TERRENCE enter.
TERRENCEYou can see the scratches on her face. And here, the major wounds were to the upper...
Gale is poking about Millicent’s toes. Sheriff and Terrence exchange glances.
SHERIFFAgent Gale?GALESheriff, take a look at this.
Gale is examining the underside of the fourth toe of her right foot. Sheriff leans in close.
CU -- TOE. Burned into Millicent’s flesh is a letter Y.
SHERIFF (O.S.)A “y.”
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SHERIFFWhat does it mean?GALEIt means something evil has come to your town, Sheriff. Something dark, twisted, and deadly.TERRENCEHow did you know that would be there?GALESheriff, Doctor Terrence, I came to Twinsburg hoping to find that the murder of Millicent Collins was an isolated incident, but I am afraid it is something far more sinister. Her murder follows the exact pattern of another murder that occurred in the southern part of the state last year. A young, pretty runaway girl named Theresa Chavez was found dead in a wooded area. She died from wounds inflicted with a broadsword, and during the autopsy, a letter was found in this same position. The letter W.SHERIFFA serial killer.GALESo it would seem.SHERIFFAnd he’s in my town... but where?
INT. THOMAS HOME -- BRADLEY’S ROOM -- MORNING
BRADLEY is in bed, battered and bruised from the fight. MEGAN comes in with a bowl of soup.
MEGANGood morning.BRADLEYYeah.MEGANWhat happened to you? You came staggering in last night, and we put you to bed, but you were out like a light. You were just babbling. I mean, it was obvious you were beat up. Who did it?BRADLEYIt was just some jerks from school. Don’t worry about it.MEGANMom wants to call the police and file a report.BRADLEYNo! I’ll handle this myself.MEGANYou know, I had a dream about you last night.BRADLEYOh, yeah?MEGANIt was weird. I dreamed you had been nailed to the wall of a rotating room, and blood was running out of you and making a pool on the floor. But the room was turning over and over, and the blood was making the most awful sloshing sound.BRADLEYYou’re weird, Megan.
INT. CORBETT HOME -- KITCHEN -- MORNING
WAYNE and his frumpy mother, EMMA CORBETT, are seated at the kitchen table. Wayne is looking through his baseball cards. Emma is buttering a slice of bread.
WAYNEWhat’s for lunch?
No answer. Emma keeps on carefully buttering.
WAYNEIt’s lunchtime. I’m hungry.
Emma looks at him with annoyance, but it is very brief. She places her slice of bread on the table and gets up. She goes to the refrigerator and gets out a sandwich in a molded plastic container and sets it in front of him. She sits down. An ant is crawling across her buttered bread, and she squishes the ant with her fingers. She puts the piece of bread in the garbage, gets out another slice, and begins lovingly buttering it.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- LIVING ROOM -- MORNING
TUPPENCE is seated on the couch. GALE and SHERIFF are standing.
SHERIFFThe wounds that Millicent died from were made with a sword.TUPPENCEA sword?SHERIFFDr. Terrence says it was a broadsword.GALEMrs. Collins, was you daughter interested in the Middle Ages?TUPPENCEWell, she does have several books on medieval history. I found them on her desk. She wrote a research paper on the Middle Ages for her composition class. She talked to a Professor Saltares, I think, about it. He teaches at the college. She met him at her church.GALEDo you know if she belonged to any sort of group that is interested in that time period?TUPPENCEGroup? No... not that I know of.GALEThank you, Mrs. Collins. You’ve been a great help.TUPPENCEThank you, Agent Gale. Thank you for being here. You will find him, won’t you? The one who took my daughter away from me?GALEMa’am, I’ll do my best. Sheriff?SHERIFFThank you, Mrs. Collins.
EXT. COLLINS HOME -- MORNING
GALE and SHERIFF come out the front door.
GALEPoor woman. It’s a crushing loss.SHERIFFYeah.GALESheriff, I think I’d like to talk to Professor Saltares.
Suddenly, ZEKE CHOMSKI, an elderly mailman, comes by. After putting mail in the box, he waves at Gale and smiles broadly.
Zeke continues on without a word. Gale is struck by the greeting.
EXT. VALLEY -- MONDAY NOON
DUANE and NICHOLAS are seated at a picnic table surrounded by trees, behind which the ground drops away several feet. A car pulls up and PENNY gets out.
DUANEWhere have you been? We’ve been waiting almost twenty minutes.PENNYLook, I haven’t been feeling well, with all that’s happened. I’m sorry.DUANEDon’t you start getting soft on me, Penny. We’ve gotta keep cool heads and figure out what we’re gonna do.PENNYIs that all you can think about? How can you be so insensitive? Millicent is dead! Doesn’t that mean anything to you?DUANEWe’ve got a lot more to worry about than Millicent being dead, and you better just make sure you pull your own weight!NICHOLASBack off, Duane!DUANENow, you listen to me, both of you! We’re all in this up to our necks, and if we’re gonna make this work, we’ve got to stick together!NICHOLASThis whole thing is getting out of control.PENNYI hate it! I wish I never got involved!
Penny begins to cry, and Nicholas comforts her.
DUANEOh, for crying out loud! Just give me a break, will you? Nobody twisted your arms. You were all gung-ho when Millicent was around. Well, she’s gone, all right?! And you can either fall apart or stand on your own feet for once!
Behind the trees, JAMES and KENT are spying on the trio, hidden by the embankment.
KENTWhat are they going on about?JAMESIt’s hard to tell. I can’t hear everything they’re saying. But one thing’s for sure. They’re involved in some kind of trouble. Big trouble.
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NICHOLASBradley Thomas wasn’t in school this morning. The sheriff said they talked to him yesterday.DUANEYeah, I talked to him yesterday, too. We taught him a lesson he won’t forget anytime soon, if he knows what’s good for him.NICHOLASWhat are you talking about?DUANELet’s just say it was a refresher course in remedial pain.NICHOLASYou beat him up?DUANEGrey, you are so quick, it’s amazing.NICHOLASYeah, well, I don’t know that that was such a great idea. I mean, he was the last person seen with Millicent, wasn’t he? And who knows?PENNYDo you think that he--?NICHOLASI saw Bradley yesterday morning. He told me he’d fixed Millicent, and threatened to kill me if I didn’t stay out of his way.PENNYDo you think the shock of losing her made him go crazy? I mean, crazy enough to kill her?NICHOLASI’m not so sure she did break up with him. It sure didn’t sound like it, and you know how she was.
CU -- DUANE reconsiders Bradley’s threats against his life.
INT. SALTARES’ OFFICE -- NOON
GALE and SHERIFF enter. SALTARES is seated behind his desk, eating a brown bag lunch.
SALTARESAh, gentlemen, come in, please.GALEProfessor, thank you for taking time out of your schedule to see us.SALTARESNot at all, it’s my pleasure, really. Please, sit down.
They look down at the chairs, which have stacks of papers sitting on them, and remain standing.
GALEProfessor, when did Millicent Collins first come to see you?SALTARESLet me see. It was about three years ago, now. Yes, shortly after her parents separated, I remember. She was quite upset about it, poor girl.GALEHow often did she come in?SALTARESWell, it varied quite a bit. Sometimes, she’d come in two, maybe three times a week. Then it’d be weeks before I saw her again.GALEWhat did you talk about?SALTARESMillicent was fascinated with the Middle Ages, but in a way I’ve never seen before. She always wanted to know about the people of the medieval world, especially warriors. She talked like she was afraid of them, but fascinated at the same time.GALEWhat do you mean she was afraid of them?SALTARESIt’s hard to say, but it seemed as though she was actually afraid they could harm her, and she had to know how to protect herself. I know it sounds crazy.GALEAre there any medieval societies in the area?SALTARESWhy, yes, as a matter of fact, there is. I often go to their events myself. Sometimes, I take my class for a field trip of sorts. Brings the literature alive, you see.GALEWhat’s the name of the organization?SALTARESIt’s the Medieval Re-creation Society. The MRS, for short.GALEAnd was Millicent a member?SALTARESNo.GALEThank you for your time. Sheriff?SHERIFFEnjoy your lunch.
Gale and Sheriff exit.
EXT. RURAL ROAD -- NOON
GALE and SHERIFF drive away from the campus in the sheriff’s cruiser.
SHERIFFWell, that was sure... interesting. What do you think? Was Millicent killed by a member of the Medieval Re-creation Society?GALEThat’s what I intend to find out.SHERIFFI’m still bothered by that other murder downstate. If he’s killed twice already, he’ll probably kill again.GALEI would say that’s a safe assumption. However, we can’t assume that the killer has left town. I must admit the connection between the two killings has been preying on my mind as well. Clearly, they were committed by the same individual. Or group. We mustn’t overlook the possibility of the involvement of some manner of fringe religious organization.SHERIFFYou mean a cult.GALEThere is a definite possibility that both Millicent Collins and Theresa Chavez were victims of ritual sacrifice.SHERIFFChilling. You think the MRS may be involved in that kind of thing?GALEI don’t know, Sheriff. I just don’t know.
INT. ROSEMARY’S PASTRY SHOP -- NOON
ROSEMARY is putting a fresh tray of croissants in the display counter. Her sister-in-law, DANI CLAPSADDLE, wearing a business suit, comes in the shop.
DANIHello, Rosemary.ROSEMARYHi, Dani! How’s work today?DANINot bad. How are you?ROSEMARYGreat! A friend of mine is coming to town tomorrow. Janet’s been in England since college. It’ll be good to see her again.DANII can see you’re excited. You have the same excited sparkle in your eye that Patrick gets. Will your friend be staying with you?ROSEMARYYes, I talked to Aunt Elspeth about it last night.
Dani is relieved that she won’t be asked to put Janet up, but Rosemary, busy with the croissants, does not see her reaction.
DANIHave you heard from Kimmmy lately?ROSEMARYMy sister and I are not on speaking terms, thank you.DANIOh.ROSEMARYSo, how is my brother, anyway?DANIOh, he’s... Patrick.ROSEMARYMakes sense.DANIDid you hear about that poor girl, murdered yesterday? I can’t believe something like that happening here.ROSEMARYI know. She went to school with Kent every day, though I don’t think they knew each other.DANIHow did Kent take the news? I heard they cancelled school for the day.ROSEMARYI don’t know. I haven’t seen him since breakfast.
EXT. VALLEY -- MONDAY AFTERNOON
JAMES and KENT are hanging out at a tree on the riverbank, having given up spying on the trio.
JAMESSo, Bradley Thomas got beat up, did he?KENTYeah, I heard that part, too.JAMESIt’s too bad, really.KENTI didn’t think you even liked him.JAMESWell, I don’t, but his getting hurt probably upset Megan.KENTYou really like her, don’t you?JAMESSure I like her. I wouldn’t talk to her if I didn’t like her.KENTWhy don’t you ask her out?JAMESLet’s change the subject. How’s your love life?KENTAll quiet on the western front. As usual.JAMESHmm, that’s too bad. Well, I wouldn’t worry. Someone will come along when the time is right.KENTSpeaking of coming along, a friend of my mom’s is coming over to stay for a while.JAMESReally? Is she good-looking?KENTI have no idea.JAMESWell, if she’s a friend of Rosemary’s. I seriously doubt it. What’s her name, by the way?KENTJanet Flynn.
EXT. SHERIFF’S STATION -- AFTERNOON
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- AFTERNOON
GALE and SHERIFF enter. They are met by LYNDON.
LYNDONSheriff, you’ve got a visitor. In your office.
Lyndon rolls his eyes meaningfully.
Lyndon moves off.
SHERIFFAgent Gale... Twinsburg has its share of eccentrics, but they’re mostly harmless.GALESheriff, I understand.
INT. SHERIFF’S OFFICE -- AFTERNOON
GALE and SHERIFF enter the office. Standing at the window with her back to them is the BOX LADY, holding a large cardboard box.
SHERIFFHello, ma’am.GALE(following his lead)Hello.
Box Lady says nothing.
SHERIFFWhat can I do for you today?
Box Lady turns and looks at Sheriff, then Gale.
GALEWhat’s in the box?
Sheriff puts his hand to his brow, indicating that Gale’s question was a bad move. However, the Box Lady calmly opens the lid and looks inside her box. Then she looks at Gale.
BOX LADYThere is a message.GALE(squints)What is the message?BOX LADYTime is of the essence. Time is of the essence.GALETime is of the essence.
Box Lady walks out of the office. Gale looks at Sheriff, but Sheriff is also mystified.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- AFTERNOON
PENNY rings the doorbell, but there is no answer. She knocks on the door and it swings open a bit. She comes in.
PENNYMrs. Collins? Mrs. Collins?
Penny walks through the front hallway back into the living room, looking to see if anyone is around. In the family room, she finds some fresh, green maple leaves in the middle of the floor. She is curious.
TUPPENCE (O.S.)(fiercely)What are you doing here?
Penny is startled and turns around. TUPPENCE has come out of nowhere behind her.
PENNYOh, I’m sorry. The door was open, so I just came in. I’m sorry. I wondered if I could, um, go in Millicent’s room.TUPPENCE(sternly)What for?PENNYWell, I just thought it might make me feel better, help me try to come to terms with... what’s happened.TUPPENCE(softening abruptly)Why, of course. That’s fine. Come on, we’ll go up together.
INT. MILLICENT’S BEDROOM -- AFTERNOON
PENNY and TUPPENCE enter.
PENNYThis doesn’t even seem real, sometimes.TUPPENCEYes, it’s just so hard to accept, to believe that she won’t be coming home.PENNYI feel a lot of pain, too. Millicent was my best friend. We were always together, weren’t we?TUPPENCEPenny, dear, would you like some hot cocoa?PENNYThank you, I’d like that very much.
Tuppence leaves the room. Penny goes to Millicent’s bureau and takes the bottom drawer out. In the hidden space between the drawer and the floor is a small diary. Penny hesitates, then slips the diary into her purse and puts the drawer back.
INT. GREY’S BIKE SHOP -- AFTERNOON
ELLIOTT is working on a bicycle. NICHOLAS comes in the back door.
ELLIOTTNicholas.NICHOLASHi.ELLIOTTI’m sorry.NICHOLASYeah.ELLIOTTDo you want to talk about it?NICHOLASNo, thanks.ELLIOTTWill you be home for dinner?NICHOLASNo.ELLIOTTYou’re sure you don’t want to talk?NICHOLASYeah.
Nicholas goes into the front of the shop. Working behind the counter is MEGAN. In front of the counter is JAMES.
JAMESI hear your brother got beat up. Is he all right?MEGANYes, he is, thank you.JAMESGood. People can be so violent. It’s a shame.MEGANYes, it is.JAMESWould you like to go out to dinner later this week?MEGAN(startled)We could do that.JAMESFriday?MEGANThat would be fine.JAMESGreat. Well, I should get going. I’ll talk to you later.MEGANYes, all right. Bye.JAMESBye.
EXT. GREY’S BIKE SHOP -- AFTERNOON
JAMES comes out, pauses, and smiles strangely.
EXT. VALLEY -- MONDAY EVENING
DUANE is waiting at the picnic table. PENNY pulls up in her car and gets out, carrying a bag of fast food.
DUANEGreat! I’m starving. Give me mine.PENNYWait for Nicholas to get here.DUANEWhy?
He grabs the bag and starts eating french fries. NICHOLAS rides up on his ten-speed.
PENNYHi.NICHOLASHi.DUANECan we get down to business?NICHOLASAll right.
Nicholas and Penny sit down. They begin eating.
DUANEDid you get the diary?PENNYYes.DUANEGive it to me.
Penny takes the diary out of her purse and gives it to Duane.
PENNYI feel terrible about stealing it. Deceiving Mrs. Collins after what she’s been through. It’s horrible.DUANEWe’re just doing what we have to do. You can put it back tomorrow.
Duane begins leafing through the pages.
NICHOLAS(annoyed)What are you doing?PENNYDuane!DUANERelax, will you?PENNYI don’t think you should be reading her diary. It’s not right.
Duane tears out several pages.
NICHOLASWhat the hell?!PENNYDon’t! What are you doing? Duane!DUANELook, shut up, both of you! I’m getting so sick of your constant whining! “It’s not right!” You make me want to puke! It’s a little late to be worrying about right and wrong now! I’m just trying to save our skins! When the cops find out Millicent kept a diary, they’re going to turn her room upside down until they find it! She talks about us in here. Do you want the police finding out what we’re involved in? We’ve come too far to let Millicent’s death derail all our plans. I’m doing this for all of us. You call me insensitive? You know how Millicent didn’t want anyone to know what we’re doing. How emphatic she was about it!NICHOLASAll right, you’ve made your point.DUANEI’m doing this for her.
Duane puts the pages in the pocket of his coat, then gives the diary back to Penny.
INT. TWINSBURG INN -- GALE’S ROOM -- MONDAY NIGHT
GALE makes an audio recording.
GALE makes an audio recording.
GALERoseanne, it’s 10:22 P.M. The first day of my assignment is now complete. After a hearty dinner at the inn restaurant and an evening of case-related study, I am ready to lay down my weary head. I look at the long road ahead of me with a certain apprehension. The murder of an innocent young girl is always grisly, and yet, I cannot shake the feeling that there is some evil of unspeakable proportion lurking at the heart of this mystery. I am also troubled by my strange encounter with the woman Sheriff Armstrong calls the Box Lady, and her cryptic message. Somehow I feel that she possesses some vital knowledge just beyond my reach. I also cannot drive from my mind the image of the smiling postal delivery worker. There seemed to be a faint, yet unmistakable glimmer of recognition in the old man’s eyes, yet I am certain we have never met. Twinsburg itself has offered a most pleasant change of scene from the relentless urban landscape to which I have become accustomed. I can only wonder at the possibility of cult-related slayings in such an idyllic setting.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- LIVING ROOM -- NIGHT
More fresh, green maple leaves are scattered across the floor.
INT. COLLINS HOME -- HALLWAY -- NIGHT
The house is quiet and dark.
EXT. COLLINS HOME -- NIGHT
In the shadows, a man looks up at the light from Millicent’s bedroom window. He steps out of the shadow. It is ALBERT. He hears Tuppence in the upstairs room let out a primal scream of either anguish or outrage. Albert lights a cigarette and walks off into the darkness.
Special Agent Martin Gale, 34. FBI agent.
Sheriff Robert Armstrong, 36. Sheriff of Twinsburg.
Megan Thomas, 16. High school sophomore.
Bradley Thomas, 18. High school senior, Megan’s brother.
Alan Cartwright, 50. Real estate developer, mall owner.
Penny Gardner, 17. High school senior.
Duane Cartwright, 18. High school senior, Alan’s son.
Lyle Terrence, 62. Local doctor.
Rosemary Clapsaddle, 40. Owns pastry shop/catering service.
Nicholas Grey, 17. High school senior.
Elliott Grey, 42. Owns bike shop, uncle of Nicholas.
Kent Clapsaddle, 16. High school sophomore, Rosemary’s son.
Tuppence Collins, 46. Librarian.
Dani Clapsaddle, 29. Rosemary’s sister-in-law.
James Clapsaddle, 18. High school senior, Rosemary’s brother.
Wayne Corbett, 9. Local boy.
Lyndon Pfiffer, 26. Deputy.
Millicent Collins, 17. High school senior, daughter of Tuppence.
Gabriel Saltares, 44. College professor.
Albert Collins, 48. Lawyer, father of Millicent.
Emma Corbett, 50. Mother of Wayne.
Box Lady, 53. Local eccentric.
Zeke Chomski, 68. Mailman.
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