INT. CORBETT GARAGE -- THURSDAY MORNING
Pan along the big dusty workbench cluttered with disused tools, bottles, cans, jugs, and a box full of old photographs. Abruptly, the garage door opens, revealing EMMA, wearing coveralls and a big tweed cap. Dust is heavy in the air as sunlight floods the room. WAYNE is with her, looking at the large tarp-covered automobile that takes up much of the floorspace. Emma pulls the tarp off, revealing it to be a filthy red 1957 Cadillac convertible. Wayne’s eyes light up. Emma rolls up her sleeves.
EMMAWayne, my son... We’ve got a job to do.
They smile at each other.
EXT. TWINSBURG HOSPITAL -- MORNING
INT. BOX LADY’S HOSPITAL ROOM -- MORNING
The BOX LADY is lying in bed, unconscious. GALE leans over her as SHERIFF and TERRENCE stand at the foot of the bed.
GALEHow is she, Doctor?TERRENCEShe’s suffering from mild exposure, but aside from that, she’s fine, as far as I can determine.GALEHow long will she be unconscious?TERRENCEWell, it would help if I knew why she was in the first place. By rights, she should be fine. Yet our tests show minimal brain activity. Frankly, I’m at a loss.GALEThere’s no indication of trauma?TERRENCENothing I can detect.GALEWell, there is one thing we do know for certain. She did not tie herself to that tree.SHERIFFRight. Any ideas?GALENot yet, Bob. Not yet.TERRENCEWell, if you gentlemen will excuse me.GALEOf course, Doctor.
SHERIFFAlan Cartwright woke up last night. I want to stop in and talk to him.
INT. ALAN’S HOSPITAL ROOM -- MORNING
ALAN is sitting up in bed, reading the comics page in the newspaper. He is laughing loudly as GALE and SHERIFF enter.
ALANSheriff, Agent Gale! Come in, please.SHERIFFAlan.ALANYou know, I haven’t taken the time to read the funnies for years. Not since I was a kid, in fact. And all this time, I didn’t know what I was missing. Look at this one. See, the little boy gets off the school bus and everything is peaceful, but as soon as he opens the door--GALEMr. Cartwright, two nights ago you were attacked and nearly murdered. Can you tell us anything about that?ALANYou’re not going to like this, gentlemen, but, try as I might, the entire night is a complete blank. The last thing I remember was Albert leaving. I had some last-minute things I had to finish up.SHERIFFWas there anybody else still in the office? A secretary or someone?ALANI’m afraid not. I’m often there alone at night. After all, I do own the building.SHERIFFRight.GALEIn cases like this, loss of memory surrounding the crucial event is not uncommon.ALANSorry I can’t be of more help. But be assured, Sheriff, I want whoever is responsible to be found and apprehended. The public isn’t safe with all these homicidal maniacs running around.SHERIFFI’ll do my best.ALANOf course, Sheriff. You always do.
Alan smiles jovially. Gale and Sheriff look at each other.
INT. ROSEMARY’S PASTRY SHOP -- MORNING
ROSEMARY is unpacking a new coffee pot. The door jingles and OREGON enters.
ROSEMARYOregon!OREGONHowdy, little darlin’. Durned if you ain’t the purdiest thing these eyes is seen today.ROSEMARYThank you, kind sir.OREGONYou may flash those pearly whites, but I see a whole lot o’ trouble behind them baby blues. Don’t tell me, yer boy hain’t turned up.ROSEMARYI’m so worried. What could have happened to him?OREGONNow, just how long has he been gone, altogether-like?ROSEMARYIt’s been three days.OREGONWell, then, there you go. I reckon he’ll be back on home soil any time now.ROSEMARYReally?OREGONSure as shootin’. And when it comes to shootin’, there’s nobody surer than Oregon Blackthorn, Deadeye o’ the Desert!ROSEMARYWow.OREGONLittle lady, now, you wouldn’t be havin’ any big plans for tomorrow night, wouldja?ROSEMARYTomorrow night? No... no plans at all.OREGONThen, how’s about comin’ with me to OWPS?ROSEMARYOwps?OREGONThe Old West Preservation Society. What d’ya say?ROSEMARYOh... yes, please.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- MORNING
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- MORNING
GALE and SHERIFF enter. LYNDON is eating a chocolate candy bar. He has a big mouthful as Gale comes up to him.
LYNDONMgnm Glm!GALELyndon, I have a special assignment for you. I’d like you to check the woods surrounding the area where we found the Box Lady last night. See if you can find any sign of her box.LYNDONMn nrr. Mmp...GALE(pats him on the shoulder)Good man.
ABIGAIL approaches, carrying a large box of candy bars.
ABIGAILSheriff Armstrong, Agent Gale, would you care to purchase a chocolate candy bar to help sponsor the Maple Lodge Festival of Lights a week from Saturday? They cost one dollar each, but on the back of every one you get a coupon for a free hot fudge sundae.
Gale smiles at Sheriff. They both take out their wallets. Abigail smiles. Lyndon loudly swallows his mouthful of chocolate and takes a breath.
EXT. TWINSBURG HOSPITAL -- MORNING
ALAN emerges from the hospital in a suit and tie. A limousine is waiting and he gets into it. The limousine pulls away.
INT. LIMOUSINE -- MORNING
ALAN sits in the back of the limousine as the CHAUFFEUR drives.
ALANGood morning, Poole.CHAUFFEURGood morning, sir.ALANHow are you?CHAUFFEURFine, sir.ALANHow’s the wife?CHAUFFEUR(looks in the rear-view mirror uncomfortably)Fine, sir.ALANGood, good.
Alan rolls down the window and takes deep breaths. He loosens his tie.
ALANStop the car.CHAUFFEURSir?ALANRight here.
The limousine pulls over and stops.
BACK TO SHOT
ALANI think I’ll walk.CHAUFFEURSir?ALANSuch a wonderful day. I’ll walk.CHAUFFEURYes, sir.
ALAN gets out and pats the roof. The limousine pulls away. Alan stretches, inhales, thumps his chest, and smiles.
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- THURSDAY NOON
INT. TWINSBURG INN SUITE -- NOON
JANET is looking in the mirror, putting on her earrings and checking her hair, when there is a knock on the door. She walks over and opens it, revealing KENT. He looks terrible.
JANETKent!KENTI need to talk to you.JANETCome in.KENTI’ve done something terrible... I’m so confused. I wanted to help you.JANETSit down, tell me everything.KENTI love you... and when I think about Cartwright, and what he did to you, it makes me so angry. I just wanted to destroy him. I wanted to make sure he could never hurt you again. I couldn’t think straight...JANETLook, just relax and tell me what you’ve done. Tell me!KENTMonday night, I went to his office. I was going to confront him. I waited. I didn’t have a plan. Everyone else went home except him. I saw an opportunity. So I went in. He was alone. He made me so mad, he pretended he didn’t know what I was talking about. I lost control. I wanted to get him, but I... somehow, I...JANETYou attacked him. You threw him out the window.KENTNo, he fell! It was an accident!JANETYou bloody fool.KENTWhat?JANETDon’t you realize what you’ve done? You’ve jeopardized everything with your rashness! He might have died!KENTI don’t understand... what are you saying?JANETIt may not be too late. But you... I should have known you couldn’t be trusted, that you’d lose your head. Idiot, don’t sit there sniveling! I’m utterly sick at the sight of you! Your whole family is barmy, keeping a dead woman and pretending she’s still alive. You’re all mad!KENTHow did you--? Nobody...JANETYou’re pathetic. Get out of here. And mind what you tell people, if you know what’s good for you.
Kent, dazed, gets up and goes to the door. He stops and looks back, then exits quietly. Janet picks up a magazine and throws it on the floor.
EXT. SHADYGROVE DEVELOPMENT -- NOON
GALE and SHERIFF are talking to a CONSTRUCTION WORKER, who is eating a sandwich.
GALEYou were here on Tuesday evening when the creature was sighted?CONSTRUCTION WORKERYou betcha. I’ll never forget it. Weird. Restless spirits, that’s what I say.GALEWhen did you first spot it?CONSTRUCTION WORKERSaw him comin’ out of the woods right over there. Movin’ real slow like. Weird.GALEYes. Thank you.
Gale and Sheriff go over to the edge of the woods and look around.
SHERIFFYou think all this is somehow related to Megan’s murder?GALEIt’s too early to rule anything out. But I’m certain it’s connected to Llewellyn. I would undoubtedly know more if I had heard the Astronaut’s message.SHERIFFAll he said was “festival.”GALEI saw it last night also, but--SHERIFFLast night? Where?GALEIn my room at the Twinsburg Inn. It appeared and said something. Unfortunately, due to the arrival of the motorcycle association, I was wearing my silicon ear-pillow earplugs. I did not even realize it was speaking until it was too late.SHERIFFTough luck.GALEYes. Bob, look at this.SHERIFFFootprints?GALELook at the size and shape. And here.
CU -- GALE examines a broken twig on a slender tree branch.
GALEWhatever was seen here Tuesday night was no mass hallucination.
Gale takes a plastic evidence bag out of his coat pocket and scoops some dirt out of the footprint, placing it carefully into the bag. He then returns the bag to his pocket. Sheriff is looking off in the distance when Gale stands up.
SHERIFFThat’s Alan Cartwright.
Long shot of ALAN standing on the edge of the road, looking at the construction site.
BACK TO SHOT
SHERIFFDoc must have released him.GALEI wonder what he’s doing here.SHERIFFOverseeing his domain?
CU -- ALAN is deeply moved as he looks at the site.
INT. CORBETT GARAGE -- THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Close up of the front of the Cadillac, now clean and polished. Pull up to reveal EMMA finishing up waxing the back end and WAYNE polishing the wheels. Emma wipes her face with a fresh towel and laughs with anticipation.
EMMAStand back, Wayne.
Emma opens the driver’s-side door and sits down, puts the car in gear, and eases it out into the driveway.
EXT. CORBETT HOME -- AFTERNOON
EMMA backs the Cadillac into the driveway. It looks like new. WAYNE follows her out, watching. Emma gets out of the car and removes her coveralls, revealing a white mini-dress underneath. She takes a white fur coat off the front seat and wraps herself in it.
EMMAWayne, as your mother, I feel it is my duty to impart to you certain wisdom. There is something you must always remember about clothes. It’s not how they make you look, it’s how they make you feel.
She smiles and puts on a pair of large sunglasses. She starts the engine and the car roars to life.
EMMAHop in! Let’s go!
Excited, Wayne climbs in the back seat. The car then takes off down the road, fifties music blasting as it zooms into the distance.
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- AFTERNOON
INT. TWINSBURG INN -- LOBBY -- AFTERNOON
JAMES enters. He sees KENT sitting on a sofa and goes over to him.
JAMESYou sounded bad on the phone, but you look even worse.KENTI don’t know what I’m going to do.JAMESYou just relax and take it easy. I’ll take care of everything. Look, I’ll get you some coffee, all right?KENTYeah.
James goes over to a table with a coffee station and takes a cup off the stack. He sets it down by the carafe, then takes a napkin and wipes off his hands. He takes a second napkin and wipes his hands again, harder. Suddenly, he hears a girl’s laugh. He looks up, startled.
James looks around, but sees no one. He goes around a corner and looks down the hallway, but again sees no one. He comes back into the lobby and sees a GIRL in a hooded denim coat going outside. He goes after her.
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- AFTERNOON
JAMES emerges from the inn and looks around desperately. He sees the GIRL getting into a pick-up truck driven by BRADLEY. As the truck drives past him, James sees the girl’s face through the window. It is MEGAN.
CU -- JAMES is shocked.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- AFTERNOON
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- AFTERNOON
DUNCAN is packing his briefcase as GALE enters.
GALEYou’re leaving us.DUNCANYes, I’m looking forward to seeing civilization again. I hope my system can handle the shock.GALEThanks for coming out.DUNCANWe found some interesting tidbits at the scene of your murder, Martin. When I get back to my labs, I’ll sort out what’s evidence and what’s garbage and get back to you.GALEPerfect. There’s something else I’d like you to check out for me.DUNCANFine. What have you got?
Gale produces the plastic evidence bag full of mud.
GALEFrom a footprint at the campground where the Astronaut was sighted. I’d like you to check for anything unusual, especially any trace of a substance that might glow.DUNCANA glowing astronaut?GALEYes.DUNCANHusband or brother of the glowing woman?GALEThe exact relationship is unclear at the moment.DUNCANMartin, what is it with you? Ever since you’ve come here, you’ve been full of these ghost-and-goblin stories. I know you’ve always been a little off-the-wall, but what is it? The air? The water?GALEI appreciate your concern, Duncan.DUNCANLook, maybe you’ve been working too hard. Maybe all this fresh air has gone to your head.GALEAre you saying you believe me unfit for duty?DUNCANNo. Not yet.GALEI see.
Duncan puts the evidence bag inside his briefcase, then snaps it shut. He heads for the door, carrying his briefcase and putting on his sunglasses.
DUNCANI’ll let you know what I find.
Duncan exits. Gale is a bit unsettled.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- AFTERNOON
DUNCAN crosses the lobby, passing ABIGAIL.
ABIGAILAgent MacNeil, would you like to buy a chocolate candy bar to support...
Duncan ignores her and exits the building.
ABIGAILI guess this isn’t a good time.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- AFTERNOON
DUNCAN gets into his car, starts it up, and pulls out into the street.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET -- AFTERNOON
DUNCAN pulls up to a red traffic light and stops. EMMA and WAYNE sidle up next to him in the Cadillac. Duncan casually glances over and sees Emma making eyes at him over her sunglasses. She revs her engine loudly. Duncan raises his eyebrows. The light turns green and Emma peels out and races away. As they rocket down the street, Emma and Wayne laugh uproariously.
INT. ROSEMARY’S PASTRY SHOP -- AFTERNOON
ROSEMARY is working behind the counter when NICHOLAS enters.
ROSEMARYMay I help you?NICHOLASTwo turkey croissants and four jelly doughnuts. To go.ROSEMARYComing right up.
As Rosemary bags up his order, Nicholas turns around and looks at the payphone near the door.
ROSEMARYOkay. Three thirty-eight.
Nicholas pays and Rosemary rings up the sale.
Nicholas takes his bag over to the payphone and makes a call.
NICHOLASHi. Yeah, I’ll be over in a little while. That’s where I’m calling from. Yeah. I love you, too. Bye.
While Nicholas is talking, the GIRL in the hooded denim coat enters and goes up to the counter. Nicholas is about to leave when he glances over at her, just as she turns around to look at him. Nicholas is astonished and goes up to her. She smiles.
NICHOLASWho are you?JEANYou’re a friend of Megan’s.NICHOLASYeah, but...JEANI’m Megan’s cousin, Jean Bellew. But all my friends call me Blue Jean.NICHOLAS(shakes hands)That’s cute. I’m Nicholas Grey.JEANIt’s nice to meet you.NICHOLASI’m sorry, but you look...JEANI know, there’s quite a resemblance.
She puts her hood down, revealing long blond hair.
JEANOf course, Megan was a redhead. I always envied her, she had such beautiful hair.NICHOLASYour hair doesn’t look so bad.JEANThanks.
Jean smiles. Nicholas grins.
INT. ALBERT’S OFFICE -- AFTERNOON
ALBERT is working at his desk when BRADLEY knocks on his door.
ALBERTBradley! Come in. How are you?BRADLEYFine. I’m fine.ALBERTWell, please, sit down.
Bradley sits and fiddles with a paperweight from the desk.
BRADLEYMy cousin just got into town. She’ll be staying with us, to help out.ALBERTI see.BRADLEYMom’s a little... you know, upset.ALBERTYes, I understand. Well, it’s great to see you. What can I do for you?BRADLEYActually, my school is doing this “shadowing” thing. We sort of follow around somebody to find out about their career. And I thought maybe you and I could...ALBERTWhy, that sounds terrific, Bradley. I’d be glad to help out. You know, there are many fascinating careers in corporate law. Real estate law is just one of the many fields.BRADLEYGreat. I wasn’t going to participate. But maybe I will after all.ALBERTGlad to hear it.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- THURSDAY EVENING
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- EVENING
GALE enters with a glass of milk and sees SHERIFF standing behind the table, which has stacks of papers and sketchpads on it.
SHERIFFHere’s Megan’s drawings. Her father just dropped them off.GALEExcellent. Well, let’s get down to work.SHERIFFSame deal as with Millicent’s notebooks?GALEBob, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
They sit down and each takes a tablet and begins leafing through it.
SHERIFFLooks like sketches of friends. That’s Bradley. She was really talented.GALEThis one is mostly houses and other architecture. Hmmm. Then it switches to elves and faeries toward the back.SHERIFFWow, that’s beautiful.GALEBob.
Sheriff looks over as Gale shows him a sketch. It is of Llewellyn the Marauder, scowling fiercely.
SHERIFFThat’s Llewellyn! The way he looked when Tuppence died!GALEHis true face.SHERIFFWhat do you think it means?GALEConsidering the dreams we know her to have had, Megan must have been unusually sensitive to psychic impressions, especially where Millicent was concerned.SHERIFFSpooky.ABIGAIL (V.O.)Agent Gale?
Gale presses the button on the intercom.
GALEYes, Abigail?ABIGAIL (V.O.)There’s a Dani Clapsaddle here to see you. She says it’s very important.GALEI’ll be right there.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- EVENING
GALE and SHERIFF come out of the conference room. ABIGAIL is seated at her desk. DANI is waiting. She has a black eye.
DANIMartin...GALEWhat happened?DANIPatrick surprised me last night. I don’t know how he got in, but he was waiting for me when I got home. He’s crazy.SHERIFFWe can assign a deputy to protect you.DANIThank you. I’ll do anything to make sure he’s put where he belongs. I don’t care anymore. If you arrest him, will he be convicted? He is going to jail, isn’t he?GALEYes.DANII think I know where he’s hiding.
INT. KENT’S HOME -- EVENING
KENT and JAMES enter. ROSEMARY, washing dishes, is shocked.
ROSEMARYKent! Kent! What happened to you? Where have you been? I’ve been so worried! I nearly lost my head, I was so worried about you! Are you all right? Are you hurt?KENTI’m okay.JAMESHe was mugged Monday night. Some guys grabbed him and took him out 82 where they robbed him, beat him up, and left him. He made it to a nearby house, where some old lady lives alone. She took care of him until he got his strength back. She didn’t have a phone, though, ‘cause she didn’t pay her phone bill, so they cut her off. But she did what she could. He called me this afternoon from a gas station and I went out and got him.ROSEMARY(leads Kent from the room)Well, as long as you’re all right. You don’t look too good. Come and lie down, I’ll make you something. Would you like some soup?
James smiles to himself.
INT. APARTMENT BUILDING HALLWAY -- EVENING
GALE and SHERIFF come up to an apartment door and knock, but the door swings open a little. They draw their guns and enter.
INT. KIMMY’S APARTMENT -- EVENING
GALE and SHERIFF enter and look around quickly.
KIMMY is lying on the floor, unconscious. There are numerous different kinds of pills scattered on the floor around her. Gale rushes to her and checks her pulse and eyes. Sheriff checks the other rooms and returns with a man’s jacket.
SHERIFFHe’s not here, but I found this. It’s got Patrick’s name written on the label.GALEGood. She’s still alive, Bob, but she needs immediate medical attention.SHERIFFI’m on it!
EXT. PENNY’S HOME -- EVENING
The doorbell rings. PENNY goes to the door.
PENNYI’ll get it.
She opens the door, revealing NICHOLAS outside.
PENNYHi, where’ve you been? I’ve got everything on the dining room table and I’m ready to study. You’ve got the sandwiches and sugar-bombs?NICHOLASPenny, there’s someone I want you to meet. You’re not going to believe it.PENNYWhat...?NICHOLASJean?
JEAN walks up onto the porch, stepping into the light. Penny is astonished.
PENNYOh, my gosh.JEANHi, I’m Blue Jean.PENNYUh...NICHOLASShe’s Megan’s cousin.PENNYI am so sorry, but you look... you look so much like her.JEANIt’s all right. I never even thought what a stir I might cause by showing up. I almost frightened poor Bradley out of his wits.PENNYI can imagine. Well, please, come in.JEANThank you. It’s really great to get to meet some people here, especially Megan’s friends. I don’t really know anybody in town and I may be staying for a little while. Until Aunt Wilma can recover from the shock, at least.NICHOLASWell, we’ll be glad to help you out in any way we can. You just ask, okay?JEANThanks, I will.
Nicholas and Jean smile at each other. Penny squints.
EXT. TWINSBURG INN -- THURSDAY NIGHT
INT. GALE’S ROOM -- NIGHT
GALE is making an audio recording while looking at Megan’s sketch of Llewellyn.
GALERoseanne, I am looking at a sketch of Llewellyn the Marauder done by Megan Thomas, and I cannot help but recall the words Gruffydd said to me: “You know Llewellyn’s true face. Few can see it, the gifted and the damned.” I believe that Megan fell into both categories. The accuracy of the sketch is remarkable -- the murderous eyes, the fierce grimace. I can only hope that I will have the strength to face Llewellyn again if my worst fears are indeed realized.
Gale lays the picture down on the dresser and walks away. Pan down to the drawing, where now, mysteriously, Llewellyn is grinning wickedly.
Special Agent Martin Gale, 34. FBI agent.
Sheriff Robert Armstrong, 36. Sheriff of Twinsburg.
Jean Bellew, 19. Megan’s lookalike cousin.
Bradley Thomas, 18. High school senior, Jean’s cousin.
Alan Cartwright, 50. Real estate developer, mall owner.
Penny Gardner, 17. High school senior.
Lyle Terrence, 62. Local doctor.
Rosemary Clapsaddle, 40. Owns pastry shop/catering service.
Nicholas Grey, 17. High school senior.
Kent Clapsaddle, 16. High school sophomore, Rosemary’s son.
Abigail Voigt, 24. Sheriff’s secretary.
Dani Clapsaddle, 29. Rosemary’s sister-in-law.
Janet Flynn, 39. Twinsburg native returned from England.
James Clapsaddle, 18. High school senior, Rosemary’s brother.
Wayne Corbett, 9. Local boy.
Lyndon Pfiffer, 26. Deputy.
Albert Collins, 48. Lawyer.
Duncan MacNeil, 38. FBI forensics expert.
Emma Corbett, 25. Mysteriously rejuvenated woman, mother of Wayne.
Box Lady, 53. Local eccentric.
Kimmy Clapsaddle, 38. Sister of Rosemary.
Oregon Blackthorn, 35. Wild West enthusiast.