night, around 2:30 A.M. outside the house. Lucas Moreno and Joseph Trussel are at
throw ‘em in!
one is to look closely, Lucas is throwing corpses in a large garbage truck. We
will zoom in on the eyes of a woman, dead, with eyes open. This scene may occur
the morning, 6:30, Wilkes has obviously woken up early. He is making pancakes.
Trussel will come down, a bedhead, still in pajamas, quite groggy.
pleased with himself) I suppose there will be no morning
Do you prefer pancakes or waffles?
boy, I ate flapjacks every morning. I read the morning paper every morning, after
I awoke, as well. This is the first day in almost thirty years I have NOT had
my morning paper.
I never did wake up—I was merely awake the whole night.
sits down, enjoying a coffee)
morning. It must be about seven—
finest quality, hand-made, buttermilk pancakes. Lucas!
us ten strips of bacon, five omelettes, and ten sausages. Danny, does that
sound satisfactory? Michael, Alan?
murmur of agreement)
breakfast, we need to go into the living room and talk about what we are going
to do about this.
go then, shall we?
lit room, as before)
why have you called me here?
to understand your strategy, Mr. Wilkes. It seems rather—dubious.
only intention is to serve you, and I am sure you can understand—
you are not lying to me?!
No! No, of course not! I simply—
Wilkes, quite frankly, this plan is not going quite as I would like it to. There
are six people throughout the world we still cannot kill.
we need to get information out of them first, except perhaps the boy.
to disappoint you, Mr. Wilkes, but you are too naïve to understand. Perhaps
this conversation can be adjourned later. But first, I—I want to study your strategy.
sir, I do.
come on, revealing a glorious chessboard. It will apear diagonal the screen.)
win, of course. I still want to understand your strategy. I’ll play white.
game begins. 1 e4 e5 2 f4 exf4 3 Bc4 Qh4+ 4 Kf1 b5)
I see you wish to develop rapidly. You equal my taste.
Qh6 (TRUSSEL: Tsk, tsk.)
7. d3 Nh5
10. g4 Nf6
13. h5 Qg5
move, simply stunned) With whom did you play chess?
brother, mostly, before he died.
in the city, in Old Town. I seldom lost.
quite good. This is far more difficult than I had expected. Your move.
zooms in on Trussel moving the piece.)
19. e5 Qxa1+
20. Ke2 Na6
21. Nxg7+ Kd8
camera zooms in on piece)
Wilkes, I believe that is checkmate.
over king) That was utterly brilliant, sir. (extends hand
in congratulations, Trussel refuses to shake it.)
your hand off the table, Mr. Wilkes. As I analyze your position, I see you are quite—well—aggressive.
You seem to enjoy action. Some of this is good. Of course, those who are passive
will fail. Those who remain uncontrollably aggressive, however—(Trussel bangs
on table, chess pieces scatter.) And THAT—THAT, Mr. Wilkes,
will become of this project if you become lax. You are a skilled player Mr.
Wilkes. You have not failed me yet. Whatever you do, do not fail.
You’ll be damn sorry if you do. Now good day to you.
house, ALAN and MICHAEL are debriefing, WILKES is chatting merrily with them.)
Mike and I both grew up in Chicago, on the North Side, sort of near Wrigleyville.
you’re Cubs fans, then?
we’re diehard fans. We even got tickets for July 10, fifth row. Yeah,
you’re missing out, man.
do you support in Indiana?
the Boston Red Sox.
you live in Boston?
up there, and basically moved here only two years ago to waste away my talent as
a servant for that old crab.
Fenway Park, man, that’s awesome.
the best Bo-Sox game you’ve seen?
would have to say…well, I could easily tell you the worst.
and MICHAEL look stunned)
the Buckner game?
that musta been heartbreaking.
kidding, man. I saw grown men just bawling their eyes out.
still have your ticket stub? That must be priceless.
As a matter
of fact, I do.
That was the game that changed Boston and America.
course! I was—
me, I hate to interrupt this conversation, but I believe there is work to be
done. Follow me.
three are walking down a corridor, following Trussel. Without the slightest clue,
they march on, out the door, onto the lawn, and into the town. We see a barren
mess of objects strewn about. Trussel leads on, not uttering a word. They eventually
pass through a small field and into a small forest [behind my house]. Trussel
will guide them into a ditch, and he will turn around.)
(To Wilkes) Tie them up. (Then, to the two) Do
ties the two to a tree while Trussel points a revolver in between them.)
who is left to kill?
sources say there is a man in the Himalayas who was not affected due to the altitude,
however; he will die soon, we needn’t worry. Sydney was foolish enough to save
her son from the attack, we may have to kill him ourself if she fails to comply.
There is also a young woman in Kansas City, along with her shriveling old mother.
zooms in on Alan’s face)
permit you to speak?
don’t hurt her!
You—you know of this woman?
You know who she is and you will tell me!
don’t know what you’re talking about.
points revolver directly at ALAN’s face)
you: if you aren’t being truthful with me, your life will end.
though you wouldn’t kill me anyway.
think a deal is appropriate here. Wilkes!
thought your name was—oh I see, you planned this out! You lured me to your house
so you could kill me, along with my brother. But why haven’t you killed me yet?
And what’s your name?
is Joseph Trussel, and this is Aaron Wilkes. Together we have worked together
to create the most successful domination in history. We—
And where, might I ask, are the people affected
by the gas?
cunning. I see his ability, Aaron, and he can help us. The other, however, shall
have to go.
My brother? No!
young friend, do not play games with me. I can meddle with your mind in ways
you cannot imagine. I can attack you psychologically with the mere pressing of a
keep him here.
with us. Yes, I suppose we can let him stay here. But first, tie him up again!
ties Michael to the tree. He also drops a time bomb on the ground timed for twenty
minutes at MICHAEL’s feet. ALAN does not see this.)
Alan) And you, my friend, will be coming with us.