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Episode Three

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Pursuit

Part One

THE SHOW OPENS WITH RANDALL LYNCH, ESCAPED CONVICTED MURDERER AND RAPIST, IN A CONVENIENCE STORE. HEíS CASING THE JOINT.

CUT TO A SCENE IN THE CAVE. TOM AND SLOAN ARE THERE.

Sloan: Is this who you are Tom?
Tom: I donít know anymore.
Sloan: Does that mean you killed some of these people?
Tom: You know who did this, Sloan. You wanted to see what youíre up against. You asked for this.
CUT BACK TO CONVENIENCE STORE. RANDALL LYNCH STEALS SOME SNACK FOODS. HE LOOKS TO THE EMPTY DOORWAY OF THE STORE. A COP CAR PULLS UP SECONDS LATER. TWO COPS ENTER THE STORE.
Tom: (voiceover) A new species does what it has to to survive.

CUT BACK TO THE CAVE. SLOAN PICKS UP A PAIR OF GLASSES FROM THE PILE BY HER FEET.
Sloan: What does this have to do with evolution?
Tom: Evolution isnít just about survival of the fittest Sloan. Itís about domination.

CUT BACK TO THE CONVENIENCE STORE. RANDALL LYNCH WALKS DETERMINEDLY DOWN THE AISLE TOWARDS THE COPS AT THE COUNTER. HE PULLS THEIR OWN GUNS ON THEM, AND GIVES AN EVIL SMILE.

CUT BACK TO THE CAVE AS SHOTS ARE HEARD.

NEXT SCENE
SLOAN WALKS INTO THE BIO LAB. SHE ENTERS HER OFFICE, SITS AT THE DESK, AND PROPS HER SHOES UP.
SHE HAS A DISTRESSED LOOK ON HER FACE AS SHE THINKS ABOUT WHAT SHEíS SEEN THE NIGHT BEFORE. SHE PICKS UP THE NEWSPAPER AND READS THE HEADLINE:
ďPrison escapee goes on killing spreeĒ
SHE JUMPS AS ED ENTERS THE ROOM.
Ed: Sorry. Guess I can understand you being a little jumpy after last night.
Sloan: Last night?
ED NODS TOWARD THE PAPER.
Sloan: Ed, I saw some things last night that I-I really canít talk about right now.
Ed: Well, I can understand that. Mustíve been...pretty rough.
Sloan: Yeah.
Ed: Well you know that, when you do want to talk, Iím here.

Sloan: Iím counting on that.
ED LOOKS AT HER DIRTY SHOES.
Ed: So you uh, been doing some hiking?

SLOAN QUICKLY PUTS HER FEET ON THE FLOOR OUT OF HIS VIEW.
Sloan: I really donít want to talk about that either.
Ed: Ok.

ED LEAVES, A BIT UPSET. SLOAN REALIZES SHE HAS HURT HIS FEELINGS.

NEXT SCENE
INSIDE THE POLICE STATION. SLOAN IS LOOKING AT THE CRIME SCENE PHOTOS FROM THE CONVENIENCE STORE MURDERS TACKED ON A CORKBOARD. DETECTIVE RAY PETERSON WALKS UP TO HER.


Ray: See anything of interest?
Sloan: Not enough. Everything I already read in the paper.
Ray: Then thatís all you need to know.
Sloan: It canít be. Iíve told you about Lynch--
Ray: And Iíve listened. And you know what? Iíve given you a hell of a lot of slack. But my job right now is to find him before he kills again.
Sloan: And my job is to figure out how many more there are like him. And if they can be stopped.
Ray: Dr. Parker, with all due respect--
Sloan: Itís not about respect. Itís about corkboards. ĎCause youíre gonna need a lot more of them if we donít share information.

RAY LOOKS AT THE PHOTOS ON THE BOARD. A RESIGNED LOOK COMES OVER HIS FACE.

NEXT SCENE
SLOAN IS SITTING AT A DESK, LOOKING OVER PAPERS AND FILES. WE SEE RAY AT HIS DESK IN THE BACKGROUND. SLOAN FINDS A VIDEOTAPE.

Sloan: You got a VCR around here?
Ray: That the convenience store tape?
SLOAN NODS.
Ray: Youíre not gonna like what you see.
Sloan: Havenít liked anything Iíve seen so far.
NEXT SCENE
RAY AND SLOAN ARE IN ANOTHER ROOM. THERE IS A TV AND VCR HOOKED UP. RAY PUTS THE TAPE IN THE VCR.

Sloan: Lynch.
Ray: He likes twinkies. Think you can use that?
SLOAN GIVES HIM A LOOK. THEY WATCH A BIT MORE OF THE TAPE.
Ray: It gets kind of hard to watch from this point on.
Sloan: Wait a minute....He knew they were coming.
Ray: What are you talking about?
Sloan: Look at it again.
THE TAPE IS REWOUND. WE SEE LYNCH LOOKING AT THE DOOR OF THE CONVENIENCE STORE.
Sloan: One....two....three....four....five. Five seconds.
ON THE VIDEO WE SEE THE COP CAR PULL UP.
Sloan: He knew those cops were coming five seconds before they pulled into the lot.
Ray: So?
Sloan: So his back was to the window when he turned. W-were there any sirens? Was there any reason why Lynch wouldíve known they were about to show up?
Ray: No.
Sloan: Thereís something I didnít read about in the papers.
NEXT SCENE
TOP LEVEL PARKING GARAGE OF A MALL/SHOPPING CENTER. WE SEE A YOUNG WOMAN GETTING HER TODDLER OUT OF A CARSEAT. SHE SETS HER CAR ALARM AND WALKS DOWN THE ROW OF CARS. SHEíS TALKING WITH THE CHILD. SHE STARTS. LYNCH HAS APPEARED FROM BEHIND A MINIVAN. HE LOOKS MENACING
(AND PRETTY DARN HOT, AS WELL). HE LETS HER BY.
HE CASES THE CARS. MOST HAVE ĎTHE CLUBí ON THEIR STEERING WHEELS. HEíS GETTING TICKED. FINALLY HE SPOTS A REALLY NICE RED PICKUP TRUCK. HE SMASHES THE DRIVER WINDOW WITH HIS FIST AND GETS INTO IT. LYNCH SEARCHES THE CAB, FINDS AN APPLE AND STARTS EATING IT. HE LOOKS IN THE GLOVEBOX, UNDER THE VISOR, ALL AROUND. A VERY TALL MUSCULAR MAN APPEARS IN THE DRIVER SIDE WINDOW.

Man: What the hell are you doing?
Lynch: Iím looking for the keys.
Man: I got the keys.

LYNCH LOOKS INTENTLY AT THE GUY. A LOOK OF FEAR PASSES OVER THE MANíS FACE.













NEXT SCENE
A BIG TWO-STORY WHITE HOUSE. WE SEE THE FRONT DOOR OPENING AND OUT WALKS TOM DANIELS IN THE
BEST PAIR OF PANTS YOUíRE GONNA SEE HIM WEAR IN THIS ENTIRE SERIES. BROWN JEANS. WOW. ANYWAY, HE WALKS OUT ONTO HIS PORCH. HE SENSES SOMETHING AND IS LOOKING FOR IT. HE WALKS AROUND THE VERANDAH AND DOWN THE STEPS.
HE FLASHES ON SLOANíS FACE.

Tom: Sloan?

WE SEE SLOANíS HEAD POKE UP FROM BEHIND THE SHRUBS IN FRONT OF HIS PORCH. SHE WALKS OUT FROM HER HIDING SPOT.









Tom: What are you doing here?
Sloan: Waiting for you. You knew I was here. You knew it was me. Didnít you?

HE NODS.
Sloan: Itís a sense, isnít it? Lynch has it. So do you.
Tom: We all do.
Sloan: What is it? Smell? Hearing?
Tom: Itís better than that. Think about Lynchís CT scan. Think about the levels of brain activity you saw.

Sloan: Youíre picking up on our neural-electrical impulses. A sixth sense.
Tom: Itís not just about knowing where you are Sloan. I can sense emotions. Anger. Tension. Happiness. Joy.
HE STUDIES HER FOR A SECOND.
Tom: Fear.
Sloan: Biologically thatís quite an advantage.
Tom: Sometimes. Itís also a burden. To know.
Sloan: And do you know how I feel?
TOM LOOKS AT HER INTENSELY. (SIGH)

NEXT SCENE
WE SEE LYNCHíS STOLEN RED PICKUP TRUCK BLAZING DOWN A TWO-LANE ĎCOUNTRYí ROAD. SHOTS OF HIM DRIVING THE TRUCK.
HE SPOTS TWO YOUNG GIRLS HITCHHIKING AND PULLS OVER.

Lynch: Where ya headed?
First Girl: Lake Arrowhead.
Lynch: This is your lucky day.
Second Girl: (to First) I thought we were only gonna catch rides from families.







LYNCH OVERHEARS.
Lynch: Suit yourself.
First: Wait!


THE FIRST GIRL TURNS TO THE SECOND.
First: That was before we spent two hours baking in the sun.
Second: But we told your mom--
First: We told my mom a lot of things.
THE FIRST GIRL TURNS BACK TO LYNCH.
First: Are you going to Arrowhead?
Lynch: Yeah.....The fish are really jumping.
First: (to Second) Well Iím goiní.
Second: Darcy!
Lynch: Last chance.
THE SECOND GIRL GETS IN.
Second: Your momís gonna go postal.
Darcy: Relax. Everythingís gonna be fine.
DARCY TURNS TO LYNCH.
Darcy: Right?
Lynch: Oh absolutely.

HE STARTS UP THE TRUCK AND DRIVES OFF.

NEXT SCENE
TOP LEVEL OF THE MALL PARKING GARAGE. WE SEE RAY AND A COUPLE OF OTHER COPS INVESTIGATING THE SCENE. RAY IS SPEAKING WITH A UNIFORMED OFFICER, A COVERED BODY AT THEIR FEET.

Ofc.: Victimís name is Chris Osborne. Black male, mid-twenties. M.E. sets the time of death at eight oíclock this morning. Looks like a car-jacking.
Ray: What makes you think Randall Lynch was involved?
Ofc.: Cashier in the kiosk spotted him when he drove through the gate. Recognized him from the morning paper.
Ray: Judging from the amount of blood and the looks of the victim, I think Lynch is our man.
Ofc.: Well the good news is the truck he stole was photographed by an unmanned speed trap in San Bernardino County.
Ray: Bad news for the people of San Bernardino County.
Ofc.: Yeah.

NEXT SCENE
WE SEE A ROAD SIGN THAT READS ĎENTERING SAN BERNARDINO COUNTYí. EDíS VW VAN ROUNDS A CORNER AND PASSES THE SIGN.

Sloan: I really appreciate you coming all the way out here with me.
Ed: (kind of pissy) No problem. Actually, I like Arrowhead. Iíve done quite a bit of climbing out here.
Sloan: So have I.
Ed: You mean the mud I saw on your shoes back at the lab?

SLOAN NODS.
Ed: Ok, look, Iíve gotten you this far. Now itís your turn. Will you tell me what weíre doing here?
Sloan: I have to show you something. If...we can find it. Iím not really sure what it means. Or even what it really is. But...it scares me.
Ed: So why didnít you tell me?
Sloan: Iím telling you now.
Ed: No youíre not.
Sloan: I just...look I just really need you to roll with me on this one. To take a leap of faith, okay?
Ed: How come Iím always the one taking the leap of faith?

NEXT SCENE
INSIDE OF A CAVE. A CAMPFIRE PROVIDES LIGHT. WE SEE LYNCH, AND THE GIRLS, TIED UP.
THEYíRE SCARED AND CRYING. THE SECOND GIRL HAS DUCT TAPE OVER HER MOUTH. LYNCH APPROACHES DARCY WITH ANOTHER STRIP OF DUCT TAPE.

Darcy: Please.
Lynch: Sssh.
Darcy: Please.
HE PUTS THE DUCT TAPE OVER HER MOUTH AND CARESSES HER CHEEK.
Lynch: Be right back....then we can get the party started.

LYNCH WALKS OUT OF THE CAVE AND TO THE PICKUP. HE FLASHES ON EDíS PARKED VAN AND RETURNS TO THE CAVE.

NEXT SCENE
INSIDE EDíS VAN. THE BACK IS CONVERTED TO A SLEEPING AREA. WE SEE ED AND SLOAN LAYING NEXT TO EACH OTHER BENEATH A BLANKET.
Ed: You couldíve at least told me it was gonna be a sleepover.
Sloan: I thought we could make it before dark. Iím not really sure where we are.
Ed: You ok? Youíre shaking.
Sloan: Iím fine. Really. Sometimes I just get lost in this thing. Obsessed with it.
Ed: Youíve always been that way.
Sloan: What do you mean?
Ed: Youíve never let any question go unanswered. Drives me crazy. I mean, I admire it. I just donít want to see it get us killed.
A TWIG SNAPS OUTSIDE THE VAN.
Sloan: Ed--
Ed: I heard it.
THEY SIT UP.
Ed: Animal?
Sloan: Two-legged.

THEY LOOK OUT THE WINDOW AND SEE A SHAPE IN THE WOODS.
Sloan: Do you have anything we can use as a weapon?
ED SCRAMBLES TO RETRIEVE HIS FLASHLIGHT. THE VAN DOOR OPENS. SLOAN GASPS. WE SEE TOM, LOOKINí ALL SEXY AND PISSED.
Sloan: Tom!
Ed: FBI.

ED TURNS TO SLOAN.
Ed: Whatíve you gotten us into?
Tom: Get out of here.
Sloan: Weíre close, arenít we?
Ed: Whatís going on?
Tom: You shouldnít have brought him.
Sloan: Weíre close to the cave.
Tom: Lynch is there.
Sloan: So what are we gonna do?
Tom: Itís none of your concern. Now leave.
Sloan: I canít. I wonít.
NEXT SCENE
EXTERIOR OF THE CAVE.
WE SEE TOM, SLOAN AND ED ON A HILL ABOVE THE CAVE, HIDING IN SOME SHRUBBERY.

Ed: Whatís going on Sloan?
Tom: (to Sloan) Heíll know youíre coming. Just wait here.
Sloan:Right.
TOM HEADS TO THE CAVE.
Ed: How does he know Lynch is here? And if heís right, why are we here?
Sloan: Look, letís just get through this, then Iíll answer your questions, okay?
Ed: Appreciate the optimism.
WE SEE TOM ENTER THE CAVE. HE WALKS TOWARD THE GIRLS, STILL TIED UP BY THE FIRE. (AND YES, HEíS STILL WEARING THOSE INCREDIBLE BROWN PANTS. WOW AGAIN.) TOM LOOKS AROUND. LYNCH IS NOT IN VIEW. HE APPROACHES THE WHIMPERING GIRLS.
Tom: Sssh.
TOM REMOVES THE DUCT TAPE AND DARCY TRIES TO SPEAK.
Tom: No, no....sssh...youíre all right.
HE UNTIES THEM.

Tom: Can you walk? Ssssh...sssh. Come with me. Come with me.

TOM FLASHES ON LYNCH.
Tom: Go. Run....run...RUN!
THE GIRLS RUN OUT OF THE CAVE AND INTO ED AND SLOANíS ARMS. LYNCH ATTACKS TOM AND THEY TUSSLE. ROLL AROUND AND PUNCH EACH OTHER. VERY MANLY. FLYING HAIR AND GRUNTS. TOM GAINS THE UPPER HAND AND SUBDUES LYNCH, PINNING HIM DOWN TO THE CAVE FLOOR.
Tom: I couldíve helped you.
Lynch: Thatís what you were supposed to do. I can still help you.
Tom: Itís too late for that.
TOM BRINGS LYNCH OUT OF THE CAVE. HE THROWS THE MURDERER TO THE GROUND.
Lynch: Iím not going back with them.
Tom: You have no choice.
TOM PICKS LYNCH UP FROM THE GROUND. AGAIN, VERY MANLY. A BIT MORE TUSSLING ENSUES. LYNCH GETS AWAY. HE CLIMBS INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK AND LIGHTS UP A CIGARETTE.

Tom: Itís alright Sloan.
Lynch: Is that what heís been telling you? Wh-what youíve seen, is only the beginning. Youíre gonna see hell. And it starts right here.
LYNCH PICKS UP A CAN OF GAS FROM THE TRUCK BED. HE DROPS IT, AND THE GAS POURS OUT. HE DROPS HIS CIGARETTE AND FLAMES ENGULF HIM.





CONFUSED LOOKS ALL AROUND FOR OUR HEROES.



Part Two


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