INT. KIMMY’S APARTMENT -- TUESDAY MORNING
Pan over the sofa, across the coffee table, on which sits evidence of the apartment being abandoned suddenly, along the floor where pills are still scattered about and stepped on, and to the front door, which opens as KIMMY steps inside. Pan up to her face as she looks around the room with no trace of recognition. ELLIOTT, on crutches, enters behind her.
ELLIOTTWell, here we are. Home sweet home.KIMMYWe live here?ELLIOTTYou do. I live behind the bike shop with Nicholas.KIMMYOh. I’m sorry.ELLIOTTNo, don’t be. It’s not your fault.KIMMYWhy don’t you have a seat? Doctor Terrence said you should try to stay off your feet as much as possible. We don’t want you to push yourself too hard.ELLIOTTAll right. But I’m feeling stronger every day.
Elliott sits on the sofa. Kimmy walks around, looking the place over.
ELLIOTTYou know, we’ve passed so many evenings together right here on this couch, watching some movies on the VCR, or maybe the football game, or just having a drink together, you and me.KIMMY(looking at porcelain figures)It sounds nice. I wish I could remember. Did I collect these?ELLIOTTI bought you most of them. I gave you that one on your 35th birthday.KIMMYIt’s adorable.
She picks up a photo of Patrick.
KIMMYWho is this?ELLIOTTThat’s... your brother. Patrick.KIMMYHe seems somehow... No.
She picks up a photo of Chip.
KIMMYWait. This is my brother.ELLIOTTThat’s right. Chip. Do you remember him?KIMMYChip. Chip. No, not really. Just the face, I guess. Where is he?ELLIOTTWell, he’s in prison right now.KIMMYPrison...
She squints at the photograph.
EXT. SHADYGROVE DEVELOPMENT -- MORNING
It is drizzling. Gale’s car pulls into the cul-de-sac left behind by the developers. The sign announcing the new development has been burned. Among a long line of parked motorcycles, a BIKER is getting on his bike as the car pulls up near him and stops. GALE and DANI get out of the car and approach him.
The biker does not respond.
GALEI’m looking for the Barrett brothers.
The biker looks Gale over, then points to a path into the woods. Then he guns his engine and rides away.
EXT. WOODS -- MORNING
GALE and DANI follow the path to a picnic shelter, where numerous BIKERS are hanging out. Among them, playing cards at a picnic table, are DAN, DON, and OREGON.
GALEDan and Don Barrett?DANYeah?DONHey, you’re that G-man, ain’t you?GALEThat’s right. Special Agent Martin Gale, Federal Bureau of Investigation. This is Mrs. Clapsaddle.OREGONMa’am.
DANWell, just what can we do for you, G-man?GALEI’m looking for some information. On the local folklore. Sheriff says to ask you.OREGONIf’n it’s lengends yer after, Agent Gale, you come to the right place. These here boys know more ‘bout these parts than a train car full o’ librarians. Why, there ain’t a tall tale what’s been said that these two don’t know about it. And shoot, there’s been more legends come outta here than there’s fleas on a prairie dog!DONAsk away.GALEEither of you fellas ever heard of the Lady of Light?DANWhere’d you hear of that?GALEShe spoke to me. I’ve talked to Brownturtle.DONYou’d better have a seat.
Gale and Dani sit down.
DANYou may have felt that Twinsburg is no ordinary town. That’s because this land is a nexus for mystical phenomena, a convergence of forces that pre-date the dawn of time.DONThe very land itself is imbued with these paranormal forces, making this area very active supernaturally. And where we are right now, these woods, are especially a place of dark power.DANYou see, the name “Shadygrove” is actually a corruption of the original name, which was a translation of the word used by the natives. That name was Shadow’s Grave.GALEShadow’s Grave.DANIt is said that a war was fought here, between the forces of light and the forces of night, and in the end, the Lady of Night was imprisoned beneath the earth.DONRight here.DANHowever, she continued to work her evil designs through hapless pawns, whose souls she would snatch from below.DONShe had many servants, some supernaturals like herself.OREGONWhy, I hear tell there’s a cult round here that worships her.GALEYes. What do you know about that?OREGON(laughs nervously)Oh, uh, nothin’, really. I ain’t even sure it’s true.DANIt’s true, all right. There is also an order that serves the Lady of Light, and seeks to counter the forces of darkness.GALETell me more.DONThey are cloaked in secrecy. No one knows who they are or where they meet. But one thing is certain. They’re out there.GALEThen I will find them. I must.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL -- MORNING
INT. SCHOOL LIBRARY -- MORNING
JAMES enters and goes over to one of the computer stations. He sees PENNY sitting at a table, looking listlessly at an encyclopedia. He changes direction and goes over to her.
JAMESSomething wrong?PENNYOh, hi, James. No, I was just...JAMESIs it Nicholas?PENNYI don’t... I don’t know what it is. I just seem so confused. I can’t concentrate lately at all. Whenever I try to think about it, my mind gets all mixed up, and I...JAMESHey, it’s okay. Maybe if thinking about it only makes it worse, you should try something to take your mind off it.PENNYLike what?JAMESWell, I don’t know. How about entering the Queen of Lights contest? Something like that might do you good.PENNYOh, I’d never win.JAMESThat’s not the point. The point is to be in the contest. Just totally throw yourself into it. And you never know. I bet you’d be surprised at how well you do. And in the meantime, your subconscious will have a chance to work through whatever’s bothering you. It works for me, I swear.PENNYYou were up for Queen of Lights?JAMESYou made a funny. See, it’s working already.PENNY(laughs weakly)You might be right.JAMESHey, might makes right.
James smiles. Penny laughs. Pan over to the doorway, where NICHOLAS is standing, watching them with mounting rage.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- MORNING
GALE enters. ABIGAIL is at her desk, sharpening a pencil noisily.
GALEAbigail, has Franklin arrived yet?ABIGAILNo, sir. There’s been no Franklin and no Lyndon.
Gale gives her a quizzical look, then heads for the Sheriff’s office.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- SHERIFF’S OFFICE -- MORNING
GALE enters. SHERIFF is at his window with a pair of binoculars. Gale goes up to him.
SHERIFFTake a look.
Sheriff hands Gale the binoculars, and Gale looks through them.
GALEMagnificent. What is it?SHERIFFRed-headed woodpecker.GALEA real woodpecker.SHERIFFWhat’s up?GALEI spoke with the Barrett twins this morning. You were right, Bob, they had some very interesting things to say. Particularly concerning the Lady of Light. I think we may have some unknown allies.SHERIFFWe could sure use them. You seem a little tense this morning.GALEI admit Franklin’s impending arrival has me a bit on edge. I am apprehensive as to his reasons for making a personal visit.SHERIFFYou’ve been doing a great job. What could it be?GALEWe’ll know soon enough.SHERIFFYou know, I always hated having a boss breathing down my neck. Maybe that’s why I keep running for sheriff.GALEYou have a great deal of autonomy. I envy you.SHERIFFSomehow, I think my life would be a little too quiet for you.GALEPerhaps. But, down to business. Bob, I need you to help me locate George Brownturtle, a place of residence where he can be reached. I think he plays a larger role in all of this than we may suspect.SHERIFFWell, let’s see.
Sheriff checks the phone book.
SHERIFFNo listing. I guess that’s not surprising.
Sheriff activates his intercom.
SHERIFFLyndon?LYNDON (V.O.)Yes, Sheriff?SHERIFFLyndon, where are you?LYNDON (V.O.)(whispers)I’m down in the basement.
Sheriff and Gale exchange glances.
SHERIFFWell, come on up. I need you to track somebody down.LYNDON (V.O.)Now?SHERIFFYes, now.LYNDON (V.O.)Do I have to?SHERIFFYes, now get up here.LYNDON (V.O.)Yes, sir.SHERIFFI don’t know what’s gotten into him.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- MORNING
ABIGAIL is at her desk. LYNDON, wearing his sunglasses, crosses the room quickly. She looks at him, but he darts into the Sheriff’s office.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- SHERIFF’S OFFICE -- MORNING
LYNDON enters and slams the door. GALE and SHERIFF look at him.
LYNDONSorry.SHERIFFLyndon, I want you to head out and see if you can find where George Brownturtle lives. Agent Gale needs a line on him.GALEDon’t approach the man, Lyndon. Just find out where he can be reached. You might want to start up at the Maple Lodge for some leads. He was there over the weekend with the Old West Preservation Society.LYNDONOkay. You can count on me.GALEGood man.
SHERIFFYou’re dismissed, Lyndon.LYNDONYes, sir.
Lyndon steels himself, then opens the door and hurries out.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- MORNING
LYNDON marches across the room, past ABIGAIL, and out without stopping or looking around. Abigail snaps her pencil in half.
EXT. WOODS -- MORNING
Maple trees sway in the rain.
EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD STREET -- MORNING
Rainwater collects in a barrel.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- TUESDAY NOON
The rain continues to fall.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- NOON
ABIGAIL is working at her desk as YVONNE enters.
ABIGAILMay I help you?YVONNEYes, I need to see Sheriff Armstrong.ABIGAILI’m afraid he’s in a meeting at the moment. Would you like to speak to a deputy?YVONNENo, thanks. I’ll wait.ABIGAILAll right.
Yvonne looks at a bulletin board on the wall.
ABIGAILExcuse me, but you’re Yvonne Temple, aren’t you?YVONNEGuilty as charged.ABIGAILCan I ask you a question that’s sort of personal, but not really, depending on how you look at it?YVONNEShoot.ABIGAILWell, it’s a little embarrassing.
Yvonne walks back over to the desk.
YVONNEOkay.ABIGAILDo you know about men?YVONNEHoney, do I. I’ve known men all around the world, and believe me, they’re all cut from the same cloth. You having man trouble?ABIGAILDeputy Pfiffer has been avoiding me for two days, and I don’t know why. He runs away any time I come anywhere near him, and he won’t speak to me or look at me, and yesterday he spilled sugar all over the table because he was in such a rush to hide and I had to clean it up. And today he spent all morning down in the basement shooting his gun. I thought we had something going between us, and I even made him my special zucchini bread, but now he acts like he’s scared to death of me, and I don’t know what to do.YVONNEZucchini bread, eh? Well, Abigail, it sounds to me like you have a man who’s feeling caged. He feels confined by your relationship -- he’s afraid of losing his independence. That’s very important to men, to hang on to that sense of rugged individuality.ABIGAILWhat should I do?YVONNEMen love the thrill of the chase, it’s part of their primitive nature. Let him know that he hasn’t caught you yet. Take it from me, give him a challenge, and he’ll be stuck to you like your own shadow.ABIGAILA challenge...
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- SHERIFF’S OFFICE -- NOON
GALE and SHERIFF are sitting on opposite sides of the desk.
SHERIFFBut he wouldn’t tell you what this Feast of the Abyss was?GALENo, only the date.SHERIFFWhat do you think the significance is?GALEI have no idea. But it must be extremely important. I’m going to have to learn more, but not from Professor Saltares.SHERIFFThis seems to get weirder every day. I can’t believe all this is happening here. This is the kind of place where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens. Or that’s what I always thought.GALEYou have a town full of secrets, Bob. And they’re getting dug up.SHERIFFI guess so. I’ve been meaning to ask you, how did things go with Dani last night?GALEI think they went well. She is badly shaken, but we did a good deal of sharing.SHERIFFAnd how are you doing?GALEIn the last two weeks, Bob, I have been discovering facets of myself that I had thought irretrievably lost. I came to Twinsburg to find a killer, but I seem to have also found a stillness here, in which I am led to greater self-awareness and self-wisdom.SHERIFFYou’re learning to relax.GALESo it seems.SHERIFFGale, sometimes I think you think too much.GALEYou may be right. I take it your relationship with Yvonne is steadily improving?SHERIFFYou know, I think we’re going to be able to do it right this time.GALEI’m glad. In life, second chances are all too rare.SHERIFFThat’s for sure. Hey, what do you say we break for lunch?GALEGood idea. Rosemary’s?SHERIFFWhere else?
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- NOON
GALE and SHERIFF emerge from the office. ABIGAIL is at her desk, talking with YVONNE.
SHERIFFYvonne!YVONNEBob, I need to talk to you.SHERIFFSure. Yvonne, this is Special Agent Gale of the FBI.GALEIt’s a pleasure to meet you.YVONNELikewise. Bob’s told me a lot about you.
FOSGILL enters the building.
FOSGILLGlad I caught you in, Martin! I’ve been worried sick about you! Duncan says you’ve flipped your wig!GALEFranklin.
INT. CARTWRIGHT OFFICES -- NOON
JEAN enters the office and goes up to the RECEPTIONIST.
RECEPTIONISTHello.JEANHi. I’m supposed to meet Mr. Collins.
ALBERT comes around a corner.
ALBERTJean! Good. We’ll be right back. Hold on.
Albert moves out of sight. Jean looks at the receptionist, who is chewing on her pencil. Albert returns with BRADLEY.
BRADLEYHey, Jean.JEANHi. Hello, Mr. Collins.
Albert and Bradley get their raincoats out of the closet and put them on.
ALBERTI’m glad we have this chance to have lunch together. This is nice.JEANWell, thank you for inviting me.ALBERTBradley has told me so much about you, I couldn’t help but want to get to know you better.JEANBeen talking about me, huh? Good things, I hope.ALBERTOh, that’s all he has to say about you.BRADLEY(embarrassed)Come on, are we going or what?
EMMA bursts into the office, wearing a sexy outfit under a large transparent parka.
EMMAAlbert! Thank goodness I caught you!ALBERTEmma, what are you doing here?EMMAI was shopping, and it struck me as how divine it would be if we lunched together today. So, I just came straight over, and here I am. You’re not going to be naughty and say you have plans, are you?ALBERTWell, Bradley and Jean and I are just on our way to lunch.EMMAOh, that’s simply marvelous! A foursome is always so much better! Come, it will be utterly delightful, like a double date!
She takes Albert by the arm and heads for the door. Bradley and Jean follow, exchanging uncomfortable looks.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- TUESDAY AFTERNOON
The rain continues to fall.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- LOBBY -- AFTERNOON
Pan across the lobby toward the door to the conference room. SHERIFF, YVONNE, and ABIGAIL are standing near the door. They can’t help but overhear the voices coming from within.
FOSGILL (O.S.)In delicate matters like this, Martin, I make it my policy to go mano a mano! Can’t trust the phone lines, you know! Now, Duncan was all in a huff after his last visit, said you were a few sandwiches short of a picnic! Tell me, Martin -- is it true?
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- AFTERNOON
GALE is seated at the end of the table. FOSGILL walks around.
GALEIt’s all hogwash.FOSGILLReally, though, Martin -- ancient warriors taking over people’s bodies? Weird visions of beautiful women? Glowing astronauts terrorizing the countryside?GALEI am aware that my reports have contained a variety of unusual phenomena, and on the surface they seem unconnected, but I’m working on putting them all together.FOSGILLBe that as it may, Martin, you’re supposed to be working on solving a murder! That’s why you’re here, not to go digging up ghost stories!GALEI am making headway on the Thomas case, but these phenomena constitute loose ends from my previous cases.FOSGILLThose cases are closed, Martin! The killer was found, she’s dead, that’s it!GALENo, Franklin, that was only a small part of it. My investigation has led me into a much bigger game.FOSGILLGame? What game?GALEForces and powers in the world that transcend our perceptions of reality and challenge our understanding of the universe. I’m talking about a war, Franklin, between the fundamental forces of light and darkness, a war taking place in the shadows of our souls, with all life and sanity hanging in the balance.FOSGILLYou spin a good yarn, Martin, but I need proof! Your job is to come up with evidence, not wild notions about good and evil!GALEI’m close to putting it all together. I just need more time.
EXT. HIGH SCHOOL -- AFTERNOON
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY -- AFTERNOON
JAMES is at his locker as NICHOLAS approaches angrily.
James turns around. Nicholas corners him.
JAMESWhat do you want?NICHOLASYou listen to me. Stay away from Penny.JAMESIt’s a free country.
James tries to move away, but Nicholas shoves him against the wall.
NICHOLASPenny’s my girl. You better just butt out!
James looks over Nicholas’s shoulder and is startled. James turns around to see DUANE coming down the hall towards them. Nicholas forgets about James and readies himself for an attack. James moves off quickly. Duane comes up to Nicholas and puts up the palms of his hands.
Duane continues on his way. Nicholas is bewildered.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- SHERIFF’S OFFICE -- AFTERNOON
SHERIFF sits at his desk while YVONNE looks out the window.
YVONNEYou’re worried about your friend?SHERIFFI’ve got to admit that a lot of what’s been going on is pretty hard to believe if you haven’t been there. I mean, I saw it with my own eyes, and I still have trouble convincing myself that it’s all real. And even though Fosgill was in town when we broke the case, he missed out on the weird stuff. He’d have to really have faith in Gale to take him at his word.YVONNESpeaking of weird stuff, I want to show you this.
Yvonne takes a letter out of her purse and gives it to Sheriff.
YVONNEI received it at the inn this morning. It had been hand-delivered.SHERIFF(reads)“You must leave town straight away for your own safety. If you stay, your life is in grave danger. This is not a threat, but a warning. Take heed and go. Signed, a friend.” Have you received anything else like this? Any threats or strange phone calls?YVONNENo, nothing.SHERIFFOkay, if you do, let me know right away. And in the meantime, don’t worry. I’m not going to let anything happen to you. Can I keep this?YVONNEPlease do.SHERIFFI’ll look into it myself.YVONNEThanks.
EXT. MAPLE LODGE -- TUESDAY EVENING
INT. MAPLE LODGE -- EVENING
PENNY enters with MARY. The main hall is gaily decorated with balloons and banners that announce the Queen of Lights contest.
MARYThere, you just wait in line at those tables, apparently, and they’ll get you signed up. This is so exciting!PENNYI don’t know, Mom, maybe this isn’t such a good idea.MARYNow, Penny, don’t be silly. We came all the way up here, so you might as well go through with it. It’ll be a fun experience, you’ll see.PENNYBut I’m not the right type, I’ll just look stupid.MARYNo, you won’t. Now, I don’t want to hear any more. Get in line. I’ll be waiting over there.
Penny gets in line while Mary finds a seat in some rows of folding chairs against the wall where other PARENTS are sitting and gossiping. Penny sees several good-looking GIRLS whom she knows and smiles to them, feeling very inadequate. The girls are not impressed with her. Finally, she finds herself at the head of the line, standing at a folding table at which is sitting KRIZMAN with a stack of registration forms.
KRIZMANHello. Your name, please?PENNYPenny Gardner.KRIZMANOkay, Penny. Your age?PENNYUm... I think I’ve changed my mind.
Mary comes up to her quickly.
MARYDon’t be silly. She’s 17.PENNYMom!MARYDon’t make a scene, Penny, you’re embarrassing me!KRIZMANLook, ladies, Penny, maybe you should go on home and think some more about it. There’s no rush -- registration is open through Friday night, so you can come back tomorrow or whenever. When you’re more sure of what you want to do.MARYYou’ll do no such thing! We’re here, you can sign up!PENNYOh, all right!KRIZMANOkay, Penny.
Krizman gives Penny a kindly wink. She smiles weakly.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- EVENING
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- EVENING
SHERIFF and FOSGILL sit across from each other at the table.
FOSGILLNow, Sheriff, you’ve been working closely with Agent Gale for a couple of weeks, and I want you to tell me if his behavior has been what we might call erratic!SHERIFFMr. Fosgill, I know that a lot of what Agent Gale says doesn’t seem to make sense, but in the weeks that I’ve been working with him, I’ve learned not to dismiss anything out of hand, no matter how crazy it sounds.FOSGILLWell, I can’t speak for you, Sheriff, but all this talk about glowing astronauts sounds pretty crazy to me.SHERIFFNow, I saw that astronaut myself, and so did a lot of other witnesses, when Agent Gale wasn’t there. I was trying to straighten out a problem between some bikers and some construction workers when this thing came out of the woods. Everybody there saw it.FOSGILLI’d like to be able to take your word for it, Sheriff, but this isn’t Sunday School! Have you got any proof the thing exists?SHERIFFNo. But Agent Gale does. He has the astronaut’s voice on tape.FOSGILLYou don’t say!
Fosgill gets up and goes to the door. He opens it and calls out into the lobby.
FOSGILLMartin, would you come in here?
FOSGILLThe Sheriff informs me that you have this astronaut of yours on audio tape!GALEI do, indeed, Franklin! Thank you, Bob, I’d forgotten! The tape is in my room at the inn, Franklin. I’ll have to go over and get it.FOSGILLI’ll tell you what, Martin! Why don’t you run over and get it?GALEOn my way!FOSGILLAnd Martin... this had better be good!
INT. CARTWRIGHT HOME -- DEN -- EVENING
ALAN is tending the fire in the fireplace.
ALANIt’s really nothing to worry about.
He straightens up and turns around. JANET is seated on the sofa.
JANETYou’re so changed, Alan. I’m worried for you. You can’t deny something has happened to you since your fall.ALANI don’t deny it. I see the world in a new way. Do you think less of me for it?
Janet goes over and embraces Alan.
JANETOf course not, darling. It’s a positive change. A wonderful change. You’ve become so much more caring and compassionate, so noble and wise. I feel I’m not worthy of you anymore.ALANEveryone has intrinsic worth, Janet. Deep down, we are all equal.JANETBut I look at you and I see my own narrow-mindedness. I’ve been so shallow. I need you to help me... to make me a better person.ALANOnly you can do that.JANETBut not alone, my dearest. I don’t have the strength. Not like you. Oh, Alan, I love you. I will always love you with all my soul, no matter how many changes you go through. You mean everything to me. I would never leave you to follow some selfish whims or put my own needs above yours.ALANAre you referring to Yvonne?JANETI mean nothing personal against her, darling, but you need an enduring, unchanging love. The sort of rock you can count on, no matter how stormy your seas become. The kind of love only I can give you. Kiss me.
Janet closes her eyes. Alan puts his head down, but does not kiss her. Janet begins to cry. Alan comforts her.
ALANI know change is difficult. There, there.
Janet looks over Alan’s shoulder and sees a photograph of Yvonne standing on his desk.
CU -- PHOTO OF YVONNE
CU -- JANET gives the photo an icy glare.
EXT. WOODS -- EVENING
The gibbous moon appears between the clouds, dissected by high-tension wires.
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- EVENING
Close-up of Gale’s tape recorder standing on the table. GALE, SHERIFF, and FOSGILL stand around the table, listening to it as it plays.
GALE (V.O.)Roseanne, at least six dozen motorcycle enthusiasts have just parked their vehicles in the inn parking lot and are now heading for the lobby. Although I had thought they would not be necessary on this assignment, I am fortunate to have with me my silicon ear-pillow earplugs. One must be prepared for any eventuality. It is February 4th, and this is me, Martin, signing off.
There is a click, then the sound of wind rushing.
Gale stares at the tape in disbelief.
FOSGILLWell?SHERIFFThat’s the right spot?GALEThe voice was there. I heard it. He said very distinctly, “Deep within the maple trees, the brown turtle knows the passage.”FOSGILLHas the tape been tampered with?GALEImpossible. My security measures go well beyond Bureau requirements. I don’t understand it.FOSGILLNow, Sheriff, you say you heard the voice on this tape?SHERIFFWell, no, I never actually heard the tape. Agent Gale told me about it the next day. But I did hear the astronaut on a different occasion.FOSGILLThat’s all well and good, Sheriff, but considering the way things look, Martin, I feel that--
LYNDON bursts into the room.
LYNDONAgent Gale! Sheriff Armstrong! I -- Oh, I’m sorry.
Lyndon turns to exit.
SHERIFFWhoa, Lyndon, hold on.GALEWhat have you got, Lyndon?LYNDONI found him. I’ve got a last-known address for George Brownturtle.
INT. KENT’S HOME -- LIVING ROOM -- TUESDAY NIGHT
KENT, ROSEMARY, and RAMONA are watching the end of a movie on the VCR. Kent stops the tape and rewinds it.
ROSEMARYThat was so good. I love westerns. Kent, why don’t you show Ramona that video we shot of you at last year’s horse show? I bet she’d like to see that.KENTOh, come on. It’s so boring.RAMONAActually, I have to leave anyway. Thanks for the hospitality.ROSEMARYSure, come again.
Kent walks Ramona to the door.
KENTYou really have to go? It’s still so early.RAMONAI’m sorry, I just can’t stay out late. Look, I have to take care of my grandfather. That’s all. But he needs me.KENTI can help. I just want to be with you.RAMONAI’m sorry, you can’t. I’ll see you tomorrow.
She gives him a sudden peck on the cheek and hurries off. Kent is stunned for a moment, then smiles.
EXT. SHERIFF STATION -- NIGHT
INT. SHERIFF STATION -- CONFERENCE ROOM -- NIGHT
GALE, SHERIFF, and FOSGILL are standing around the table.
FOSGILLI don’t see what good it could do, Martin!GALEJust don’t make any decisions until you’ve had a chance to speak with Brownturtle, Franklin. He will explain what I’ve been telling you.SHERIFFAgent Gale deserves the chance to back up his story.GALEI’m sure Brownturtle will convince you, Franklin. If you just meet with him. Then you’ll understand.FOSGILLMartin, I’ve always known you were a little east of the sun and west of the moon, but I’ve never doubted you until now! But, in light of your service record, I’ll give you this one chance! But I want to check this out right away!SHERIFFI know where that road is. I’ll drive you two out there.GALEOkay.
INT. ALBERT’S APARTMENT -- NIGHT
Emma’s transparent parka and Albert’s umbrella are in the tiled front hall. Track down the hall into the kitchen, where ALBERT and EMMA sit drinking coffee.
ALBERTIt’s good of you to spend the evening. I sure enjoy your company.EMMAThank you. I enjoy yours tremendously.ALBERTI’ve felt so alone... so empty since Millicent and Tuppence died. They were my whole world, and then I lost them both. But now, I...EMMAAlbert, I understand some of what you’re going through, and I want you to know that I am by no means trying to replace Tuppence and what she meant to you. But you are a fine man, and you have so much life to live yet. I just want to help you. To be whatever you need me to be.ALBERTI thought I could never be with a woman again without feeling guilty... that I was betraying Tuppence’s memory. But I just don’t feel that when I’m with you.EMMAThere’s no need to feel guilty. Our affection for each other is like a pure, white light.
Albert takes her hand in his and smiles.
EXT. RUN-DOWN HOUSE -- NIGHT
It is raining as Sheriff’s cruiser pulls up. The outside of the house is illuminated by a large halogen lamp high on a pole. GALE, SHERIFF, and FOSGILL get out of the car and go up to the leaky porch.
SHERIFFThis is it.FOSGILLI’ll say! This place looks like it should be condemned!GALEThere’s a light on inside.
Gale knocks on the door. After a moment, RAMONA answers.
RAMONAWhat do you want?GALE(shows his badge)Special Agent Gale, Federal Bureau of Investigation. Miss, we’re looking for Mr. George Brownturtle. Do you know him?RAMONAI’m his granddaughter.GALEGood. It’s very important that we speak with him.RAMONAWell, that’s going to be pretty tough.GALEWhat do you mean?RAMONAHe’s been dead for ten years.
Gale and Sheriff are stunned. Fosgill looks at Gale.
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.
Duane Cartwright, 18. High school senior, Alan’s son.
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.
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.
Lyndon Pfiffer, 26. Deputy.
Albert Collins, 48. Lawyer.
Emma Corbett, 25. Mysteriously rejuvenated woman.
Mary Gardner, 45. Mother of Penny.
Kimmy Clapsaddle, 38. Sister of Rosemary.
Franklin Fosgill, 52. FBI regional supervisor.
Yvonne Temple, 36. Environmentalist, mother of Duane.
Oregon Blackthorn, 35. Wild West enthusiast.
Dan Barrett, 30. Motorcyclist, twin of Don.
Don Barrett, 30. Motorcyclist, twin of Dan.
Ramona Wingfeather, 18. Maple Lodge janitor, Native American.
Sergei Krizman, 68. Maple Lodge Elder.
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