Episode Twenty-Two – ‘Moving On’
By Blair Robertson
Previously on New Breed…
INT. ATRIUM – AVOLON ENTERPRISES – DAY
Zev runs across the destroyed white atrium. He skids to a stop as Arcathia appears before
him, scowling angrily.
Where are the witches? Tell me!
Go to hell. Bitch.
Suddenly, a swirl of red light spirals around her. Her eyes widen as she shakes her head.
No! I won’t go back! NOOOO!
The gang watch as the red light consumes Arcathia. Her horrified scream echoes across the
room as the commandos slow down in shock. Arcathia’s taken away, the light fading.
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – EVENING
Zev stands alone at the edge of the water, arms folded, opposite the ten Council members
standing in a circle within the water.
I thought you’d like to know, your priestess is
dead. For good this time.
The great Arcathia? Dead?
INT. ATRIUM – AVOLON ENTERPRISES – DAY
The middle-aged, slick-haired Jeff Nichols steps out of an elevator. He looks around with a
smug smile, lifting up a cell phone. We close in on his ageing face.
It’s done. We’ve located the chip-control-unit
on the eleventh floor. Finish off the final factory
and send the team. We’ll need a good story for
INT. DINING ROOM – WALKER RESIDENCE – DAY
Jane, Ken and Zev sit opposite Jeff Nichols and Jessica Watts.
No. Hold on one minute. Since when do the
Messengers make propositions? You stop evil!
You don’t go around giving ultimatums. If he
does what you want, you’ll clean something else
up! How dare you-
May I remind you of your rank Miss. VanStar!
It’s Mrs. VanStar-Rosenberg! And I know my
rank. And I know yours. And I know that the
purpose of the Messengers is to aid and guide
the Defenders of the world. You should be
doing what Zev asks of you! Not threatening to
not do something if he doesn’t comply with
INT. BEACH ARCADE – DAY
Rick, Lucy, Sammy and Ben sit on tall stools around a table in the café area.
Since I became depressed, my mom’s tried
everything to help. She says the only thing
left is to start a new life. Get away from this
You can’t move Lucy. I’ve just managed to
accept the fact that we can stay friends. Now
I’ll be losing you all together?
Not everything revolves around you Rick.
This fresh start could be what I need, so try
and support this ok?
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – NIGHT
Vicki and Zev sit on a rock by the edge of the beach, the woods behind them. They kiss
passionately, cradling each other, the full moon shining down romantically.
INT. HALLWAY – KEN’S APARTMENT – DAY
Zev, Sammy and Rick manoeuvre through the cardboard boxes.
So. We haven’t caught up since the prom.
Yeah, you never told us what went on with you
and Vicki. She left too early the next morning.
What happened is between us. It was a pretty
INT. PATIENT ROOM – REDINGSTON HOSPITAL – MORNING
In the familiar white room, Sammy lays in bed with Ashley, Ben, Ken, Rick and Zev standing
Jane’s sorry she couldn’t visit. She’s been called
to an emergency meeting with the Messengers.
We now have a day or so to relax before
SLAM TO BLACK.
EXT. REDINGSTON MAIN CEMETERY – NIGHT
Like the very first scene of this season, rows upon rows of headstones fill the screen. The
moon lights up the short grass, the tall, swaying trees and hedging/shrubs. A gravel path cuts
through the cemetery, mini-streetlamps lighting the path up. A tall, wild Venues demon
(rotting zombie-skin with tufts of fur dotted about, red glowing eyes, fangs, drool etc) roars
loudly as it stumbles across the path.
Zev charges into frame, jumping up and spinning through the air, delivering a flying sidekick
to the demon’s head. The Venues falls backwards, rolling across the grass and smashing
through a headstone. Zev moves towards the Venues as it stands slowly.
You know, this is a great fight.
The Venues swings a right paw. Zev catches its arm and kicks up into the demon’s gut. The
Venues bends over slightly, snarling loudly.
Recently all my fights have been against hard
ass demonic elders. You know, the Council.
Also, there are these genetically engineered
Zev throws the demon’s arm to the side before swinging a left hook punch into the Venues
demon’s jaw. He follows it through with a right hook punch. Zev spins around, hook kicking
the demon across the jaw. The Venues crashes through another headstone, rolling along the
grass as Zev follows slowly.
-who could throw these spiky ball things and
The Venues goes to sit up but Zev snaps his foot out, blasting the Venues demon in the face.
It falls back down as Zev pulls open his dark coat, pulling out the sleek and shiny Silver
Before I kill you, I just wanted you to know
that you’re a pretty pleasant demon to fight.
The Venues opens its snout to reply but Zev hurls the Blade down into its throat. The
Venues’ eyes fade as green blood oozes out of the neck-wound. Zev bends down, ripping out
the Blade as the body starts to rot & decompose. Zev wipes the Blade on the grass before
turning and walking away. He whistles to himself, tucking the Blade inside his jacket.
By the decomposing Venues demon, a swirl of black shadows appears. In her flowing black
robes with red hems, gaunt/sunken cheeks, heavy-bags under her beady eyes and thin, wiry
blond hair, Levia scowls at Zev as he walks away. In her husky voice;
You’ll pay for what you’ve done Defender. My
Priestess’ death will be avenged and sooner than
the Council have planned.
Levia smirks slyly to herself before teleporting away with her black shadows.
INT. KEN’S CAR – MORNING
Ken yawns loudly, behind the wheel, wearing a fresh white shirt & black trousers. He slows
down, pulling up near Zev’s house. Zev sits beside him, still in his dark coat & clothes from
the night before.
Thanks for the ride.
No problem. Remember. You stayed at Rick’s.
Well. You look a little old to be Rick.
Thanks. Now get out.
Zev smirks, opening the door and climbing out. Zev slams the door shut, walking past the
hood of the car.
EXT. WALKER RESIDENCE – MORNING
Zev moves up the drive alongside David’s black Mercedes. His eyes fall past his front yard,
the row of hedging on the left and over it to a large, white moving van parked in the
neighbour’s drive. He frowns, heading for the porch, his eyes on the van.
I’m glad you’re home honey!
Zev whips his head up to the front door. Sue stands by the open door, holding a small wicker
basket filled with various muffins, bagels etc. She wears a prim, flowery dress coming down
to her knees, her hair neatly straightened to her shoulders and wearing sleek beige high heels.
Oh my god. You look like a dream housewife.
I am a dream housewife. We have new neighbours
and I thought it’d be nice of us to greet them. First.
Before anyone else.
Competition time huh Sue?
David appears in a maroon shirt and black trousers, hands casually in his pockets.
Take your hands out of your pockets, smile and
be polite, got it?
Sue grits her teeth as she smiles, heading down the porch and across the stepping-stones on
the yard. Zev sighs, as he and David follow her.
EXT. CURTIS RESIDENCE – MORNING
Sue strides alongside the removal van, where two overweight guys in sweaty blue uniforms
unload a large peach sofa off the back of the van. David and Zev trail behind. Zev stares at
the wooden porch, the open green front door and the curtain-less windows.
A slim woman in her thirties steps out, with fiery eyes and bouncy blond/gingery hair coming
down to her shoulders. She sports a white blouse with dark trousers, smiling happily at the
Hi. Laura Curtis, new neighbour.
Hi. Sue Walker. Old neighbour.
Laura grins, stepping down the porch. The women shake hands as Sue holds out the gift
I thought you might like these. I’ve had them
ever since a neighbour welcomed me to the
Laura grins, embarrassed for falling for the lame joke as Sue gestures to David and Zev.
My husband, David and my son Zev.
Hello Zev. In High School I take it?
So, is there a Mr. Curtis? Someone I can share
my booze supply with?
Unfortunately no. I’m a divorced woman David.
Why? Are you up for grabs? You wouldn’t mind
would you Sue?
Laura grins as David laughs. Sue’s smile drops as she clears her throat.
If you need anything or need any help with
getting to know the town, give us a call, ok?
Oh, don’t worry. I will. Thanks for dropping
Laura nods with a sly smile. Her eyes fall onto Zev.
Zev turns with Sue and David, following them back down the drive as the removal men move
by with the sofa. Laura watches Zev curiously, folding her arms. Zev looks over his shoulder
to look back at Laura, but she’s now looking at the removal men.
THEME TUNE: ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ by The Prodigy.
The credits are full of clips from the first and second season,
along with a few clips of the first few episodes of season three.
Clips of the characters rise up as their names come up:
Zev Walker … Brady Corbet
Rick Evans … James Lafferty
Sammy Hume … Lindsay Lohan
Ben Kermille … Kevin Zegers
Ken Rosenberg … Ryan Reynolds
Jane VanStar … January Jones
Ashley Woodlake … Mischa Barton
Lucy Willins … Emily Van Camp
Sue Walker … Cynthia Stevenson
David Walker … Julian McMahon
Mary Walker … Rue McClanahan
Arnold Walker … Judd Hirsh
Nancy Timings … Amanda Crew
Jamie Howard … Mike Vogel
Joyce Walters … Rene Russo
Laura Curtis … Marianne Hagan
Finally, as the theme ends, we cut to black.
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – DAY
On the sunny, busy beach, a host of people lounge about on towels. Guys & girls play
volleyball, kids play in the calm ocean and jet skiers whiz across the ocean’s surface further
Ben, Ashley, Rick and Lucy lay back relaxingly on large towels. The girls wear bright
coloured bikinis whilst the guys wear swimming trunks (shorts if you don’t have the word
trunks in America!).
This is the life.
We don’t do this enough.
I just wish Sammy was here.
I am, duh.
The others all sit up immediately, looking round to see Sammy in hot pants and a white shirt,
brown hair billowing down. She leans onto two crutches. The bulge of bandages under her
shirt is visible as Zev steps up by her side in blue shorts & t-shirt.
Hey. What’s with the hobbling band aid storage?
Oh, haha. That’s not a good one.
That was my joke!
It’s still lame.
Ben jumps up, moving up to Sammy, helping her along.
Hey, hey, hey. Watch it. I’m able to walk by
See. You guys are just too helpful sometimes.
Since when is that a bad thing?
It’s ok sweetie. I’ll just stand and admire the
sun from up here.
Rick looks up to Zev.
Up for the party after Graduation tomorrow
You’ll never… actually, you probably will.
Guess who’s coming to Graduation Day. A
certain blond girl who you had a mystery night
with after prom.
Oh, well now. Maybe she can spill the beans.
No. She won’t. We both decided to keep that
night between us.
Come on man, that’s so unfair! Can’t you at
least tell me? I’m your best friend and I’m also
a guy. We share the dirty deeds we do with girls.
There were no dirty deeds and Sammy already
tried the best friend card.
Sammy sheepishly grins as Rick shoots her a scowl.
So. How’d the demon hunting go last night?
Fine. I killed a Venues demon. Nice and simple.
No spike balls or telekinesis. Just hand-to-hand.
One thing I won’t miss about this town is
Well, I’ll be touring Europe, remember?
And she’ll be going to Harvard, remember?
Zev coughs loudly, looking shocked as Rick, Ben and Lucy frown.
I second that statement. You will?
Uh! I swear you guys never listen! Now I just
have to find a way of telling Jamie.
I’m sure he’ll handle it ok.
Ashley nods sadly at Sammy. Zev and Rick exchange glances.
I hope so.
Looks like the gang’s going to be two down.
Ashley’s leaving for college and I’ll be moving
to do my senior year.
So your mom is going ahead with the move?
I’ll keep in touch. Maybe an email every few
Rick looks visibly hurt, lowering his head as Lucy tries not to acknowledge it. Ashley puts on
Well. We should make the next few days as
enjoyable as possible.
We could do Crazy World… well, you guys
could. I can stand about and hold bags and coats
Sammy mock-scowls at Ben as Zev looks out to the ocean.
Well. Whatever we do, let’s make the most of
it before everything in our lives change-
Zev cuts off with a frown, clutching at his chest. He exhales slowly as the others look at him.
You look a little red.
Just had this really tight feeling in my chest…
Want me to go get you some water?
I can go-
No. It’s ok. It’s gone now. Odd.
Zev shrugs it off as the others turn back to each other to talk. We close in on Zev’s face,
EXT. ROSENBERG RESIDENCE – DAY
In an idyllic little street with old-fashioned lamps, trees dotted along the sidewalk and
suburban homes with typical driveways and mowed front lawns; Ken’s new, peach coloured
two-storey house with a neat yard & white picket fence comes into frame. Ken’s silver car
sits in the drive on the right.
INT. FRONT ROOM – ROSENBERG RESIDENCE – DAY
It’s a rectangular room with white walls, a large bay window that overlooks the front lawn,
wooden flooring and Ken’s two brown leather sofas against the right wall. Opposite the sofas,
sits the TV. A bookcase and a table end with a vase filled with flowers stand near the TV.
The room’s pretty bare. Ken stands by the bay window, looking out at the street he now lives
on. Jane appears through the double glass doors at the back of the room, from the kitchen,
wearing a summery skirt & top.
Hey. Getting used to the new scenery?
It’s still shocking. We own a house. A house.
Two storeys. Two bathrooms. God, three
Jane smirks, moving up behind Ken and wrapping her arms around his waist. She leans her
head into his back. He takes hold of her hands by his front.
This is where our new life starts.
It sure does. So I guess we’ll have to give the
Messengers our new number.
Definitely. They want to see me again this
afternoon in town. I just got off the phone to
Tonnon. The Defender in England has been
A Defender died?
Yeah. About an hour ago. Died in battle against
a Dark Being.
Oh my god. Paul must be devastated… is he
staying on to train whoever the new Defender
No. That’s why I’m needed. They want my
advice on which Mentor would best be suited
for the new Defender. I’m meeting that asshole
consultant, Jeff Nichols.
Huh. Is he still badgering you about that
promotion they offered you? Because you
bought Sammy some really nice flowers and
didn’t even get the chance to give them to her.
It doesn’t matter. I said no.
I’m going to call the decorators in a minute,
see if we can sort the bedroom out with a new
Ok. Good. You do that. I’ll finish preparing
Zev’s summer training.
Remember to work him hard.
Don’t worry. Learning the full concepts of
Maui Tai and advanced weaponry training in
three months will be the hardest battle he’s
Good luck to him.
Jane drops her arms and walks off. She turns left and heads through a glass door that sits
between the TV & bookcase.
INT. ICE CREAM PARLOUR – DAY
In a small yet busy parlour, we find a group of kids huddled by the tables to the right, people
queuing by the glass counter to the left and others walking to and from the glass doors.
Sammy and Nancy sit at a table, tubs of ice cream between them. Sammy looks shocked,
holding a spoonful of ice cream inches from her mouth.
Are you serious?
I am. It’s a big decision that I’ve had to consider
carefully over the last few weeks.
I’d have to do some major-ass spell to contact
you! You’ll be on another plane of existence!
I know it sucks Sammy, but it’s my destiny to
help the Higher Beings and help the innocents
of our existence.
You could have told me earlier. People seem
to think I can’t handle shocking news. Hello!
I sent my father into a coma. How’s that for
Sammy throws her spoon down into her tub as Ashley, Zev, Rick, Ben and Lucy walk in
through the glass doors, chatting and laughing.
Sammy, please don’t be-
Sammy looks up to the other four with her glum expression. Zev raises an eyebrow.
Is something wrong?
Oh, you know. We’ve got a new fad. Forget
the gang being down by two. Make it three.
If I could reach my crutches, I’d bail on you
right about now.
Nancy looks down guiltily as the others exchange confused glances. Sammy folds her arms
End of Act One.
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INT. DINING ROOM – HOWARD RESIDENCE – EVENING
Ashley and Jamie sit opposite each other, in the candle-lit room, at the dining table. Jamie
shovels down his home cooking whilst Ashley prods her spaghetti with her fork. She looks up
at Jamie nervously. Jamie looks up, frowning.
What’s up? You usually wolf down my food.
I uh… there’s something we… I have to tell
you something. Something big.
Ok. Go for it.
Jamie puts his fork down, leaning back and clasping his hands together.
I just want you to know that… that I’m making
this decision for my future.
Are you… are you breaking up with me or
Ashley looks down, clearing her throat guiltily. Jamie falters to speak, looking dismayed.
I love you Jamie. But I can’t stay in this town.
I want to escape. Start a new life at college.
This is about going to college?
It’s about moving on with my life. After seeing
the horrors of the world… after receiving an
offer for Harvard, I’ve realised that if I want to
become the woman I dream of, then I’m going
to have to take this chance and leave this town.
What about us? What about our relationship?
I’ll only be gone for four years.
Only four years? Jesus Christ Ashley! I love
you. And I cannot stay away from you for four
years if we’re still going to be in this relationship.
I need you.
It’s why I think it’s better if we end it now. That
way, it’ll be a clean break so we can both start
a fresh life. Meet new people. New friends-
I don’t want a fresh life Ash. I want you.
What if I transfer to the local area. We could get
an apartment, still see-
No. As great as that sounds… I really think it’d
be better if you stayed here. Zev could use your
help. He needs somebody to keep the police at
bay and stuff.
Jamie looks at Ashley with watering eyes, his lip trembling.
I can’t believe you’re saying this.
I’m so sorry Jamie.
Ashley, keeping a stiff upper lip, stands quickly. Her eyes begin to water as she exits the
room through an archway quickly. Jamie stares ahead blankly, a tear running down his
stubbly cheek. The front door slams shut in the background as Jamie’s mouth opens, a
INT. DINING ROOM – WALKER RESIDENCE – EVENING
The sunset casts an orange glow through the kitchen doorway and onto the dining room floor.
Zev stands by the large table, setting out places for dinner. Headlights illuminate the front
window as Zev frowns, looking up. He turns for the hall as we hear car doors slamming shut.
INT. HALLWAY – WALKER RESIDENCE – EVENING
Zev steps up to the front door, pulling it open. Stepping into the doorway is the exceptionally
perky, 5’3, seventy-one year old Mary Walker. With puffy styled greyish/blond hair, a young
looking face & an extremely healthy figure for her age, she smiles brightly, speaking in her
Well, if it isn’t my darling grandson Zev! Give
grandma a hug!
Mary grabs Zev into a tight hug, smiling happily as somebody else steps into the doorway.
With thick grey hair, a chubby build, an energetic face and wearing a chequered shirt and
grey trousers, Arnold Walker smiles at his grandson.
Zev pulls back from Mary. Mary smiles.
I told you Grandpa Arnold would make it.
Uh, told me?
She was talking to us.
Zev turns as Sue and David walk into frame, greeting Mary and Arnold.
Dad. It’s been a while.
But now I’m here. So. Where’s this new kid of
yours? Is she fat?
Arnold! For your information, Kristen is a beautiful
Phhhf. Beautiful. That covers many different looks
now a days.
David smirks, wrapping an arm around his dad and taking him into the front room. Sue
scowls after Arnold as Mary smirks at them both, shutting the door.
Something sure does smell good. When’s dinner?
Mary heads off into the dining room as Zev turns to Sue.
No one else is coming, right?
Your Aunt Kathy was supposed to be arriving
this afternoon with Kayla. I guess they’ve been
Zev groans as Sue smirks at him. She turns, heading after Mary.
INT. FRONT ROOM – ROSENBERG RESIDENCE – EVENING
Ken sits on the sofa in the darkened room. He holds a can of beer in one hand, watching the
TV. A door slams from somewhere. Ken turns to the glass door to the left of the TV as Jane
slowly walks in, taking off her dark coat. She smiles weakly at Ken, letting her hair down.
What’s wrong? What did they say?
It’s not good Ken.
Jane throws her coat onto the sofa. Ken sits up straight and puts his beer aside as Jane sits
down next to him. They face each other, Jane on the edge.
You know the promotion I turned down.
It didn’t matter what I had to say. They’re
forcing me to move on Ken.
Jane’s eyes start to well with tears as Ken frowns, tiling his head.
I… I don’t understand. What are you saying?
If I don’t comply with their demand, they’ll
have me arrested and prosecuted under their
Act of Treason. You can’t just pull out of your
contract or ignore their orders without severe
consequences. You know that as well as I do.
Jane lowers her head, wiping a tear on her cheek as Ken’s shocked eyes look down to the
floor. After a few silent seconds, Ken looks up to the tearful Jane.
They can’t do this. They can’t. I won’t let them.
Jane looks up with bleary eyes at Ken, her bottom lip trembling.
What else can we do but comply? It’s like any
organisation with power. They will enforce
their rules and if they’re broken, they will seek
I will not stand idly by whilst you pack a case
and leave your husband and new life behind.
They can’t just uproot you from a marriage and-
In the board’s eyes, we shouldn’t even be
married. Jeff Nichols reported us to the board
and they can overrule Ben Tonnon’s blessing
of our marriage. The damn consultant feels I’ve
become too attached to you and the Defender.
He thinks it’s blinding my judgement and I’m
supposedly endangering all of us.
Jane lets out a deep sob as Ken grits his teeth.
That shit… Tonnon won’t stand for this. He’ll
fight this and we’ll be fine. Don’t worry, ok?
Where do they want to send you?
England?! What for? Can’t you pick a new
Mentor for the new Defender from here?
Oh Ken, it’s not about that. It’s about what
happened with Jeff Nichols. Because I spoke
out of line. But I don’t want to leave you Ken.
I don’t want to leave my home. My life.
Jane sobs loudly as Ken quickly wraps his arms around her. She cries heavily into his chest as
he lets out a whimper He rubs the back of Jane’s head.
We’ll be all right. I won’t let them take you.
We pull back as they both cry together, holding one another.
EXT. BEN’S PICKUP – NIGHT
A large blanket covers the back of the pick-up, with Sammy and Ben lying on top. Ben has
his arms behind his head, staring up at the sky as Sammy turns to look at him.
You know… after tomorrow, everything changes.
We ascend. To a new level in our lives. And
we’ll ascend together, right?
Ben turns to look at Sammy, smiling at her.
I’d never dream of doing it alone.
We’ll take what’s coming next together. As a
As a couple.
Ben nods as they both stare deep into each other’s eyes.
I love you so much.
I know. And I love you more than life itself.
Ben leans over, kissing Sammy slowly on the lips. She moves her hands to hold his neck
fragilely, kissing him harder. We pan up past a group of trees and up to the starry night sky.
A shooting star soars past, gone within a blink of the eye.
INT. FRONT ROOM – CURTIS RESIDENCE – NIGHT
It’s dark. Nothing except for the basic outline of the windows and the door leading in can be
made out. A strand of moonlight filters through the window, lighting up Laura Curtis. She
stands silently, unbuttoning a long black coat. She pulls it off, dropping it to the side. This
reveals a gun in a holster on her side.
She unclips the holster, pulling the gun out and setting it down on the window ledge. She
sighs to herself, staring out of the window as she flicks back her blond/gingery hair. She pulls
up a cell phone, as we hear it ringing on the other line.
MALE VOICE (VO)
MALE VOICE (VO)
Identity confirmed. Please hold for transaction.
Laura leans forwards, staring harder out of the window.
LAURA’S POV: We stare past the hedging in the garden and over to the side of the Walker’s
EXT. REDINGSTON – MORNING
AERIAL shot of the large town; a few tall buildings near the edge of the coast, shorter
buildings clumped up nearby, the suburban homes spread out on the outside, the large hill to
the left with the spa halfway up and the intricate roads. The morning sun shines down,
reflecting off the calm sea as we…
INT. DINING ROOM – WALKER RESIDENCE – MORNING
Zev sits at the dining table with a white shirt and faded jeans on. He dabs at a bowl of cereal
as David enters the room in his usual shirt/trousers. He notices Zev.
Hey. For someone who’s graduation, you look
a little down.
Trying to accept the fact that today is my last
day of high school. Officially.
Come on champ. Life goes beyond High School.
David sits down opposite Zev. Zev looks up.
I know. It’s just that high school has been a
huge part of my life. I’ve made so many friends
that I’m going to miss. Made some enemies too.
But I won’t really miss them.
You’ll stay in touch with your friends. Besides,
you have your little gang all going with you to
Redingston College. Which is a great college…
obviously it’s not a Princeton, you know, the
college I went to, but it’s still pretty good.
Dad… I’m not changing my mind. Redingston
is for me. And no. Not everyone from my little
group is going to Redingston. Lucy’s a year
below and she’s moving. Nancy’s uh… she’s
moving. And Ashley-
Ashley? As in ex-girlfriend Ashley?
She’s going to Harvard.
Wow. Good for her. I always thought she looked
Zev lowers his head, his voice trembling.
I’m going to miss her so much. Our time together.
Our cinema trips. God, even talking to her at
school. She’ll be the second girl I loved to leave
You’ll meet new girls and new friends at college.
Trust me. The transition is hard but it’s not the
end of the world. Cheer up champ. I want to see
you smiling at Graduation.
Zev smirks as David stands and walks off. We close in on Zev as the smirk drops.
EXT. WILLINS’ RESIDENCE – MORNING
On the narrow, wooden porch, Rick stand in front of the closed door in a green/whiter striped
polo shirt and jeans. He fiddles with his hands as the door opens. Lucy steps forwards, hair
messy and wearing a dressing robe.
Rick? It’s eight thirty! I’m not even showered
Look. I know we’re just friends now, but it
doesn’t mean that I don’t love you.
No. Let me say this. I love you Lucy. And
somehow, as hard as it may sound coming from
me, I think there’s a part in me that will always
love you. And I don’t mean below the waistline.
Lucy smirks, folding her arms as Rick stares into her eyes.
All I wanted to say was good luck with your
life. I hope you move somewhere good, you
know, demon free. Meet a nice guy, make
some cool friends.
Thank you. I mean that. I’ve waited for you to
accept that we’re just friends. I’m proud of you
Rick smiles meekly as Lucy steps forwards, hugging him tightly. Rick closes his eyes,
And just know that there’ll always be a part of
my heart that belongs to you.
Rick’s smile grows, embracing the moment.
EXT. REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
We pull down over the front of the double-storey school. The early morning sun lights up the
shrubs, clean windows and brick walls. Zev and Rick stand before the large brick rectangular-
archway. They look through to the courtyard.
She’ll be coming to graduation. Looks like
I’ve actually matured a little this year.
It’s hard to believe this’ll be our last day here.
Tell me about it. This place… I’m really going
to miss it.
Ok… It’s gonna be a huge life change, moving
on from school, but miss it? Come on. Only the
chess club and geeks will miss school.
No… I’ll miss it. I actually liked school. It’s
given me more than an education. It’s given me
friends, experiences and a dislike for meatloaf.
Rick turns to Zev with a frown.
You’re seriously going to miss this place, aren’t
Tapping and footsteps come from behind them. They turn as Sammy and Ben step up.
Sammy leans on her crutches in a stylish black dress. She wears her hair up in some stylish
pile (i.e. mess!) as Ben simply wears a t-shirt and jeans.
Hey. Like the hair?
Say yes! It took her an hour to do.
Sammy taps Ben with her crutch on the leg before turning to look up at the school.
So. This is it huh? Our final day at school. Before
our intense summer. I’ll be training at Hogwarts
whilst you lot brush up your fighting skills.
Come on, the other’s will be waiting.
Let’s get this over with.
Zev looks down sadly as the four move forwards, under the arch. We stay on the front of the
school for a few silent seconds, taking it in.
INT. AUDITORIUM – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
We pan around the large sloping auditorium. With rows upon rows of plastic seats running
along the large slope, the stage set up and ready with a microphone booth, several chairs and
the red curtains neatly drawn to each side. Sunlight shines through the top windows, the sets
of doors leading in from the top closed.
Standing in the middle of the stage, looking over the empty seats, is Joyce Walters. Her curly
brown hair falls down to her shoulders, her stern face wizened yet energetic. She wears a grey
trouser-suit, arms folded.
Not long now.
INT. CORRIDOR – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Along an empty, short, bright corridor with a right turn ahead, a swirl of black shadows
appears. Levia materialises from the shadows, in her black-robe, her hood up. The hood’s
shadow on her face makes her cheeks look even gaunter as she scowls with burning rage.
LEVIA’S POV: We move up to the corner of the wall, peering round. We spot the double
doors leading into the library, as laughter comes from the unseen lounge to the right…
And then Zev fell! Straight down into the
It wasn’t funny!
The people that must be with him think it is, as roars of laughter sound. Back on Levia as a
small smirk appears.
Your time is up Defender.
End of Act Two.
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INT. LOUNGE AREA – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
With a sofa/bench thing lining the three walls, a pool table in the centre area and the corridor
passing by the pool table, which leads to the library; Ben, Rick, Marc Denton (short brown
hair, jock-build, on basketball team) and Jayden Simpson (athletic, clean-shaven, short dirty-
blond hair, good looks and blue eyes) surround the pool table. As Rick takes a shot, Jayden
leans towards Ben.
You know… the whole deal with Sammy…
Well… you know it was Hailey bullshitting
right? I mean, I don’t want there to be any
hard feelings between us.
Ben looks at Jayden, nodding simply. Jayden nods back.
And seeing how we’re teammates, we have to
work together to beat them.
I agree. Rick always gloats whenever he’s
Woo hoo! We’re winning!
We pull over to the sofas. Zev sits by Ashley whilst Renee (flowing brown hair, hippyish,
good looking), Nancy and Sammy sit a sofa-along. Ashley wears a slinky red dress, her wavy
hair flowing freely.
I’m really hoping North Western has a Wicca
I know there are a few A-U groups out there.
Maybe you’ll find one.
Sammy rolls her eyes, sulking still as she shuffles along the sofa towards Zev and Ashley.
How did he take it?
You really wanna know?
Zev nods as Ashley bites her lip.
Well, I didn’t stick around to find out.
Sammy leans over to listen, nudging Zev along. He scowls at her.
It was too upsetting. I just had to get out of there.
I can barely make myself break his heart. Let
alone watch it happening.
I’m sure after some time, he’ll come to terms
with the break up. Believe me, I know how
hard it is when a girl breaks up with you.
Wow. That’s two guys I’ve destroyed. I must
be going for a record or something.
I survived. And so will he.
Ashley smiles as Sammy looks at Zev with a genuine ‘aww’ look. Zev looks up slowly, his
He grabs Ashley, pulling her down as a brown spiky ball smashes into the wall. Sammy lets
out a yelp. We whip around, to see Marc, Ben, Rick and Jayden all staring at fifteen grey-
uniformed super-soldiers. All with blank, vague faces, short-cropped hair, they stand behind
Defender. You and I have unfinished business.
Zev stands slowly, along with Renee, Nancy, Sammy and Ashley. Jayden, Marc, Ben and
Rick glance over to Zev.
Uh… is there anyway we could do this later?
See, today’s my graduation and-
Levia bares her yellow, chipped teeth, throwing out her left hand. Zev yells as he’s sent
flying to the side, crashing through the sidewall and disappearing into another part of the
school. As dust and debris falls onto the lounge area, Jayden clenches his pool cue tightly.
The super-soldiers all lift their hands to chest-height.
Kill them all.
Levia suddenly swirls out in black shadows as the super-soldiers raise their hands fully.
Oh, oh. This looks bad.
What the hell is going on? Did she just disappear-
No time for explanations Marc. If we don’t
fight, we’ll die.
Then we fight.
Sammy hobbles up beside Jayden and Ben. She looks at Jayden as they share eye contact.
That day in the park…a woman disappeared like
that, didn’t she?
Sammy gives a small nod as Nancy steps forwards. She holds one of Renee’s hands, their
spare hands facing the soldiers.
A blast of yellow light flies from their hands, smashing into the soldiers’. They smash back
into the corridor wall as Ben flips up his pool cue. He moves forwards as a soldier does the
same. Ben spins around, smashing the cue around the soldier’s head. Jayden follows,
bringing the pool cue down onto another soldier’s back.
Rick and Marc lunge forwards, tackling two soldiers and smashing them into the corridor
wall. Sammy throws out one hand, sending several soldiers flying to the side. They yell
loudly as Ashley and Renee hang back by the sofas. Nancy leaps into action, hooking a
soldier across the jaw and sending him flying to the floor. Nancy raises her right hand, a
fireball shooting out into a soldier’s chest. The soldier screams in pain as he bursts into
flames. He turns, running from the fight.
Jayden watches the burning soldier in shock. A soldier suddenly smashes him across the face
with a jump kick. Jayden flies to the floor as Marc leaps at the soldier, yelling with rage. He
smashes the soldier across the jaw with several punches. To the side, Ben rams a soldier’s
face into the wall. Rick flies past, smashing into a glass cabinet on the wall. He collapses as
Ashley lunges past the fallen Jayden and dives down to grab Rick.
Hey! You ok?
A little woozy…
Ashley helps Rick stand. She helps him move towards the sofas as Renee stands up, biting
her nails. Ben helps Jayden up, both sharing a brief second of friendship in their eyes. They
both turn to three more soldiers, charging them with yells. Nearby, Nancy pulls a soldier off
of the fallen Marc.
Marc climbs to his feet, grabbing a nearby pool cue from the floor. Nancy smashes a soldier
in the gut with a punch before flicking up her left hand, a fireball flying out of her palm and
hitting the soldier. He ignites into flames.
INT. LIBRARY – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Rows upon rows of large bookshelves fill the square space. A centre clearing allows for a
group of tables & chairs. To the left, a small set of steps lead down to the main counter
(covered by two computers, some scanning equipment and stationary) and the double door
exit. Orange flashes and the sounds of smashing and fighting come from outside the doors.
A large, gaping hole stands between the counter and the doors, with Zev lying in a small pile
of dust and debris. He groans in pain, looking around slowly.
Zev climbs to his feet, brushing dust off of himself. He looks back to the hole in the wall as
we see Ashley and Renee helping Rick to sit on the sofa. Zev opens his mouth to speak but a
whoosh of air sounds. He’s lifted into the air and sent soaring backwards. He crashes down in
the centre clearing. Levia glides into frame as Zev once again stands. He turns to face Levia
as she growls.
You will not escape this time.
Wasn’t it you who did the running last time?
Couldn’t have said it better myself. So come
on over and let me kick your skanky, former
I was once a human. But now, evolution has
made me far more advanced than yourself.
Levia flicks out her right hand, psychic energy sending Zev crashing over the tables. He hits
the floor on the opposite end of the clearing, several table lamps smashing by his side. He
winces in pain, several bloody cuts on his hand due to the lamps’ glass shards. He stands
And now, vengeance shall come. Forget the
Council Defender, they will not act quickly
enough. But I shall.
As Levia raises her arms with a sick smile, two huge bookcases nearby rise into the air. Zev’s
Levia growls as she hurls her arms forwards. The two large bookcases soar through the air,
heading for Zev. Zev dives to the floor as the large bookcases soar over him. They both crash
into several bookcases behind the clearing. Books fly in all directions as dust shoots up from
the destroyed units. Zev turns to face Levia as she moves her hands all over the place.
Books soar out from various bookshelves, shooting towards Zev. Zev spins around, hook
kicking a thick encyclopaedia to the side. As more books come within striking distance, Zev
snaps up his right, kicking away another book. He throws out several punches and chops,
swatting away more books. Levia scowls.
It’ll take more than few books and pieces of
wood to kill me!
Levia turns to the main counter, flicking up her hands. The two computers rise along with
several pairs of shiny scissors. The alarm stacks by the doors rip out of the ground, sparking
violently. Everything soars past Levia and flies at Zev. Zev dives to the side between two
bookcases as the computers smash to spot where he’d once stood.
The scissors stop in mid air, turning to face the book-corridor Zev lies in. Zev quickly rolls to
the side, grabbing a thick book from a bottom shelf, holding it up as two pairs of scissors fly
at him. They jam into the book. Zev throws the book aside, scrambling to his feet.
As he turns to run along the narrow corridor, the books behind him start to fly off the shelves,
the bookcases crumpling inwards to crush him. Zev pushes himself harder as the crumbling
corridor gains on him. As Zev dives out of the corridor, the shelves and books all collapse
around him. He turns, quite a distance away from the table area where Levia stands. She
flicks up her hands, the tables and chairs all rising. Behind Levia, a large, chunky
photocopying machine drags itself along.
Oh come on! Give me a break!
INT. LOUNGE AREA – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Marc lies unconsciously on top of the pool table. Ben and Nancy fight off the soldiers, seven
of the soldiers pushing them back. Ashley and Renee watch in fear as Rick stands from the
sofa, stumbling slightly. Sammy hobbles up by several soldiers, scowling. She rises up her
right hand, a slight breeze blowing through her hair.
A red blast shoots from Sammy’s hand, slamming into four soldiers’ chests. Smoke suddenly
rises from them as Ben and Nancy back off. The soldiers scream in pain as Sammy clicks her
Flames erupt over the soldiers, engulfing them in a horrific inferno. A red, warping light
surrounds them, before they crumple into piles of ash. The remaining soldiers show an
emotion… fear. They back off from Nancy and Ben as Sammy hobbles towards them,
swinging her crutch and smashing one in the face. He falls to the floor.
Unless you want to join your friends, I suggest
The two remaining soldiers exchange glances as the fallen soldier slowly stands.
Order does not meet the terms.
I’ve just made some new terms asshole.
Sammy throws out her hand, sending the three soldiers flying backwards. They skid along the
floor before hitting the end wall. Nancy and Ben look towards Sammy.
We have to finish them off.
Jayden stumbles into frame, blood running down his forehead. He holds up a snapped pool
Think this might do?
I think it might.
Ben takes the cue as one soldier stands. Ben hurls the cue through the air, the sharp end
jamming into the soldier’s chest. The soldier yells hitting the wall and falling down. The
other two stand as Nancy flicks up her hands, two fireballs shooting out. They smash into the
soldiers, igniting them instantly.
Ashley, Renee and Rick move up to the others whilst Marc groans from atop the pool table.
Jayden looks at Sammy.
You have some serious explaining to do.
Let’s just say the supernatural world exists.
Jayden squints his eyes, not really accepting that as Sammy moves past him and over to Ben.
Ben smiles, embracing Sammy in a hug.
I’m fine. You?
Ben nods as Nancy steps up to Ashley, Rick and Renee.
What do we do about Marc and Jayden? They
know our secret.
Hello? I had no idea you guys knew about demons
before today! I mean, I thought you might have
known about Nancy, but-
We’re gonna have to break this down into real
nice simple terms for them.
They all turn to look at Jayden as he stares at them with stunned eyes. Sammy and Ben move
I think Ashley should do the explaining.
You’re a girl. Just put some sugar, spice and
everything nice into the mix.
Ashley scowls as Ben and Rick smirk.
INT. LIBRARY – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Zev moves along a wide, bookcase corridor. He ducks down, a table suddenly flying over his
head and smashing into the back wall. Levia remains in the table area, one table floating
above her. She flicks her arm, the table hurling towards Zev as he emerges from a bookshelf
corridor. He dodges to the side, the table smashing into one of the bookcases. As books
collapse around Zev, he breaks into a run, charging Levia.
She quickly drops her arms, the photocopying machine smashing down. She throws up her
hand but she’s too late as Zev jumps up and double kicks her in the chest. She screams as she
flies backwards, smashing into the counter and falling down. Zev moves forwards as Levia
looks up. Levia growls as she raises her right hand. Zev yelps as he suddenly stops moving.
He frowns as he rises up into the air slowly.
Hey! Put me down!
Levia stands slowly, concentrating on holding Zev up.
I’ve waited for the day I get to slay a defender.
Let me say, it’s been a challenge. But it’s been
Levia smiles, raising her left hand. She slowly pulls both her hands in opposite directions,
Zev’s arms and legs spreading. He yells in pain as he’s being pulled apart.
Levia looks to the double doors to see Lucy marching in, wearing a frilly skirt and black top.
She throws out her hands, her brown hair wavering behind her. Levia suddenly flies through
the air with a gasp, smashing into a wall. Zev yells as he falls. Lucy throws up her hands, Zev
stopping an inch away from the floor. Lucy manoeuvres Zev safely onto his feet. She moves
up to him as he breathes a sigh of relief.
The others took care of the soldiers. I said I’d
check on you.
Zev nods, turning to look towards the sidewall where Levia groans, turning onto her back.
Lucy clicks her fingers, a sharp piece of wood rising up from the destroyed bookcases of the
library. The wood soars to Zev. He raises his hand, catching the bit of wood.
Go do your thing.
Zev nods, walking cautiously towards the fallen Levia. Levia slowly sits up, leaning back
against the wall, thick black blood oozing down her forehead. Zev comes within ten feet.
So. You were right. You’ve evolved from being
I am eternal defender… I’ll-
Zev suddenly hurls the piece of wood at Levia, striking her in the heart. She lets out a
shocked gasp, her eyes bulging as the wood juts out from her chest. Zev looks on solemnly.
But you still suffer our weaknesses.
Levia’s eyes glaze over as Zev turns away from her. Lucy looks at him solemnly as he walks
away. We pan over Levia’s body as her gaunt cheeks suddenly crumple inwards, her skin
peeling away and decaying. Her eyes melt down into black gunk, her blond hair wilting and
dropping out. Her skeletal frame is soon visible as green demonic ooze drips out of her mouth
INT. LOUNGE AREA – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Zev pushes through the double doors, Lucy behind him. Sammy, Rick, Ben and Ashley step
up to them.
We were about to come on in and help whoop
that bitch’s ass.
It’s ok. Lucy got there just in time.
Sorry we didn’t come as well. We had to deal
with Jayden and Marc.
They know, don’t they?
You know secrets. They never do stay buried
So uh, what the hell was going on in there?
Yeah. All we could hear was huge crashes and
smashing. I would have looked through the hole,
but hey, I was busy being paralysed with fear.
Well. Let’s just say that the Council is another
Levia? You killed her?
Zev nods as we see Renee and Nancy standing by Jayden and the groggy Marc.
Go Zev. See. The Council aren’t so tough.
Zev raises an eyebrow to Rick’s comment as they all slowly walk towards the dusty lounge.
I think I need you and Nancy to do something
Sure. What is it?
I’ll tell you on the way to the bathrooms. I think
I better clean up.
Yeah. With all that dirt and blood on you, people
might begin to stare at the ceremony.
Rick turns to Lucy, checking her out as the others head onwards.
In all the action earlier, I didn’t get a chance to
You look amazing.
Lucy smiles, nodding in thanks as Rick smiles at her. They both move on.
INT. JANE’S OFFICE – JENUELS LAW FIRM – DAY
We pan around the square office, unseen for some time now. Jane sits in her black trouser
suit behind her desk, face vacant and eyes staring off into space. Sunlight shines through the
large window behind her. Her phone suddenly rings. She jumps slightly before grabbing the
We pull back over the neatly organised office, passing by several filing cabinets as Jane
frowns at the phone call.
What? No… I mean yes, I understand…
INT. KEN’S CAR – DAY
Ken sits parked somewhere, holding his cell phone up. He wears a white shirt with black
trousers, frowning at the cell.
What do you mean? You can’t be serious Ben…
she’s my wife for god’s sake! No, I will not
calm down! Wait, no, wait-
Ken yells in rage, throwing his cell phone against the dashboard, shattering it instantly. He
smashes his fists onto the steering wheel, yelling with rage as the horn sounds. His eyes begin
to well with tears as he breaks down with a loud sob.
End of Act Three.
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INT. TOILETS – REDINGSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT – DAY
With white tiled walls, several stalls, urinals and sinks; Jamie Howard stands opposite the
mirrors, washing his hands. He stares at himself in the mirror, his blue eyes dull, his stubble
looking longer than usual, his blond hair a real mess. Detective Wayne Johnson (bald headed
black guy, white shirt with trousers and gun holster showing) steps up beside Jamie.
You look like shit Howard.
I thought you were going to some ceremony
Yeah… I was. But I had a rough break-up with
my girlfriend last night. I don’t think she’d want
me there today.
You know what. You should go. Never leave
something like that on a bad note, you know?
Since when did you care?
Johnson turns to face Jamie properly as a uniformed officer passes by, heading for a stall.
Since I considered asking for your help.
My help? With what?
I’m looking into a peculiar case at the moment,
a certain teenage boy. One that you know and
don’t deny it. I’ve seen you with him.
Not going to deny anything. Just tell me what
this is about.
I’ve got a file thicker than my biceps on this kid.
He’s involved with a lot of weird disappearances,
sightings and murders. I don’t know why or
how. That’s why I’m asking for your help.
Jamie gulps, his face draining of colour as he knows whom Johnson means. Johnson leers
What do you say?
Jamie stares at Johnson silently…
INT. CLASSROOM – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
Inside Ken’s room, with the blinds pulled down over the windows, the rows of desks empty,
Ken sits behind his desk. His eyes are red and bleary. He holds a silver framed photo: the
wedding photo of himself and Jane smiling happily.
A knock comes from the door as Ken looks round to the door. Jeff Nichols (well-built,
middle-aged, short brown/grey hair) steps into the room, his face stretched into a fake smile.
He wears a dark suit. Ken looks taken aback, taking a large sniffle.
I hear you have an issue with Miss. VanStar’s
She’s my wife. You won’t take her from me.
Ken stands, pure anger on his face and voice.
What the hell gives you the right to try and ruin
our marriage you bastard?!
Careful Mr. Rosenberg. You don’t want to make
your position with the Messengers untenable, do
Are you threatening me?
No. I’m simply warning you. Stay out of this or
suffer the consequences Mr. Rosenberg. Miss.
VanStar is leaving for England and that’s final.
When the new Defender there is chosen, they
will need a good mentor. And Jane is perfect
for the job.
Ken clenches his fists as the Jeff turns, walking through the doorway. He turns back, a smug
smirk on his face.
Have a nice day.
Jeff gives a small laugh. He turns and heads off. Ken grits his teeth in rage. Zev appears in
the doorway, frowning.
What was he doing here?
Ken turns angrily to his desk, sitting down and leaning onto the desk. Zev walks slowly
That asshole has forced Jane to accept a new
position in England.
What? He can’t force he! She loves you Ken.
She married you and hell, she just bought a
house with you. I’m sure she’ll be staying
Zev smiles but it quickly drops as Ken’s bleary eyes meet with his.
Oh god. She’s leaving?
They’ll arrest her under treason if she refuses
Zev steps up to Ken. He extends his arm, placing his hand onto Ken’s shoulders.
We can fight this. We’ll just talk to them and-
There is no fighting this.
Ken looks up, a tear running down his cheek. Zev trembles slightly.
Please don’t cry… I can’t watch you break
down Ken. You’re the strongest person I know.
If you break… it’ll break me.
Zev looks away, clearing his throat as Ken wipes away his tear.
I know we have this weird father-son bond
but can we just forget that for today? Can I
just be somebody who’s in need of a good
Zev takes his hand back, running it through his hair and nodding.
Sure. But I really can’t watch the people I love
cry. It’ll get me started and then-
Zev and Ken both turn. Ken wipes his eyes quickly as Sammy and Nancy step into frame.
Uh… did you find anything out?
There were some chips and programme discs
We thought the Messenger’s might have them,
but they’ve only got deactivated the chips.
They’re not removing them until tomorrow.
What’s uh… what’s going on?
Zev, Sammy and Nancy look at Ken.
I sent Nancy and Sammy to Avolon. We were
attacked by Levia and a group of super-soldiers.
Super-soldiers? I thought-
It looks like the Council took their soldiers’
Zev managed to kill Levia though. That’s some
Ken smirks to himself, shaking his head as Sammy frowns.
I could use some good news.
What’s wrong? Has something happened?
Is it Jane?
Ken clears his throat, trying to hold back the tears as he stands.
I better get ready for Graduation. I’ll see you
all out there.
Ken heads off as Sammy sighs. The girls turn to Zev.
What the hell is going on?
Turns out the Messenger’s can be a bunch of
Zev, how can you say that? The Messengers
What? My superiors? They’re forcing Jane to
transfer to England. If she doesn’t go, they’ll
use their mumbo jumbo Messenger law to arrest
I didn’t know… Sorry.
Right now, we have to get through Graduation.
Then we’ll worry about how to keep Jane from
Zev turns, striding for the door as Sammy turns to Nancy.
You know what. Forget me being mad at you for
leaving. We’ve got to make the most of the time
we have, right?
That’s right. This goes to show. People can just
be ousted out of our lives at any moment.
It’s sad. But true. Now. Let’s go Graduate. This
dress is starting to ride me.
Nancy laughs as the two of them head for the door, Sammy tugging at the back area of her
INT. AUDITORIUM – REDINGSTON HIGH – DAY
We pan around the large sloping rows of plastic seats. Parents, relatives and friends of the
graduating students fill the seats, whilst several bottom rows are filled with the senior class,
all dressed in their blue Graduating robes and those funny square hats.
On stage, Joyce Walters stands at the microphone stand. A few rows of teachers sit on
foldable chairs on stage, including the old, grey haired, wizened Mrs. Tolken, wearing her
usual brown musty suit. We spot a fresher looking Ken, as if he’d never been upset, sitting by
the stocky Wayne Smith.
We pan over one of the rows of family members, coming across Sue and David. David holds
up a digital camera, a smile on his face. Sue holds the baby Kristen in her lap. She’s getting
pretty big now as she points ahead, smiling and gurgling. Beside David, sits Mary and
Arnold. Mary snatches a packet of jelly babies from Arnold’s hands.
You are on a diet Mister! Remember what the
doctor said about your heart? No more candy!
Woman! You’ll be the death of me! Not a bunch
of sugary babies!
Arnold folds his arms sulkily as Mary scowls at him. We pull down over a couple of rows,
spotting the hippy-like Rose Hume, wearing dangly earrings, a bright purple top and flowing
skirt. Her brown hair rests neatly on her shoulders as she smiles happily. Beside her, sits
Becky Hume, her dark hair tied back into a ponytail. Becky leans into Rose’s arm, smiling
I couldn’t be prouder of my baby.
Me either. After everything’s that happened… we
really needed a day like this.
Rose smiles, wrapping her arm around Becky. A few seats along, sits Lucy. Beside her, sits
Hilary Evans (forties, wavy brown/grey hair, good figure) and Edward Evans (early forties,
beer belly, balding brown hair). They were last seen in 1.9, and Edward appears t have
overcome the shooting tragedy he suffered.
I can’t believe our Rick is graduating. So soon.
Yeah, the kid’s grown up fast.
Lucy looks down a few rows, waving at somebody. We pull down to find the senior class.
Chatting, laughing and goofing around. Zev, Rick, Sammy, Ben, Ashley, Nancy, Jayden,
Marc, Renee, Jerry, Candi and the rest of the class. Rick waves up to Lucy as Joyce’s voice
sounds out from various speakers along the walls.
JOYCE WALTERS (VO)
Good afternoon, senior class of 2006, family
On stage, Joyce beams a rare smile out to the crowd.
Congratulations on what has been an exceptional
year. We have seen triumphs in sports and
academic achievement. We have suffered loss.
We get a shot of Renee, looking down sadly (Mandy). Another shot of the cheerleading
squad in their blue robes, along with Ashley, as they lower their heads (Emma).
But out of the sadness and grief, the ones we
have lost will live on in our hearts.
Today is a day for a happy occasion. You are
all ascending to adulthood. Forget the biological
stuff. Adulthood starts today. When you go out
into the world, whether it is for further education,
life experiences or work, you will be entering a
new chapter in your lives.
We pan over the students/parents as they all look at Joyce quietly, respectfully.
A chapter of maturity, adventure and finding
your place in the world. And believe me, it can
be tough. But it can also be exciting and
sensational. When you collect your certificate
and walk out of here, remember to take care of
yourselves and to strive for achievement. I have
never seen a class suffer so much whilst gaining
so much in one year.
I won’t waffle on too much, unless you care for my
speech on life journeys. So I’ll skip it and move to
my final words to you all. Congratulations to the
senior class of 2006.
Joyce does a little nod before taking a step back. She and the other teachers all raise their
hands, clapping loudly. The students let out cheers and roaring hoots as the families & friends
join in with the clapping.
AERIAL VIEW of the auditorium as the students all stand, throwing their hats into the air.
Loud hoots continue as we…
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – EVENING
As the sun hangs low in the orange-streaked sky, ‘School’s Out’ by Alice Cooper slams out
from large speakers set up around the wooden beach bar/hut. Groups of students dance about,
holding their drinks and chatting/laughing loudly. By the beach hut, more students sit about at
tables and chairs. Zev, Rick, Sammy and Ben sit at a square table. They have a bowl of fries
on the table along with their drinks, out of their blue robes.
Today was pretty amazing. I might actually miss
Zev smirks, turning to look out to the sea. Marc, Jayden and several other jocks all goof
around with a football by the sea shore. Marc hurls a can of soda at one guy, hitting him in
the back. The guy falls face down as Zev smirks.
Hey Mr. Graduate.
Zev frowns, turning and looking up. Standing between Sammy and Ben is the stunning Vicki
Reid. In a slinky red top with jeans, her blond hair hanging down and smiling brightly, Vicki
pulls up a seat.
Hey! We had a heads up. Notice the lack of
Ashley never could keep a secret. So. We’ve
all graduated now. How awesome does it feel?
Pretty damn awesome.
Here’s looking forward to life.
What about you Zev? You look a little…
Down? It’s been a bit of a day.
That. And other stuff.
Lucy and Ashley approach from the bar, a tray of drinks in hand. Rick notices them, dragging
over a nearby chair. Ben grabs another.
Hey. Zev wasn’t as surprised as I was expecting.
Oh… yeah, I kinda spilled.
Isn’t that Jamie?
Ashley whips around. Sure enough, Jamie stands by the bar, twiddling with his thumbs in his
You’ve already done the break-up?
We talked about it on the phone.
Maybe he just needs to say goodbye. If I was
ever going to lose the love of my life, I’d want
to say goodbye.
Sammy and Ben exchange lovey-dovey looks as Ashley sighs. She walks towards Jamie. The
others turn to watch. Jamie manages a small smile as Ashley steps up to the bar.
Hey. I uh, I saw you at graduation. You looked
Thank you. You should have said hi or something.
I was going to… but I thought I’d leave it until
I know it was a bit of a bombshell the other
It’s ok. I understand. If I were eighteen, I’d want
to get on with my life. Just make sure you call
me every day, all right?
Jamie forces grins as Ashley nods with a smile.
Now get back over to your friends. I better get
back to work. Oh, and would you tell Zev I
have something to talk to him about tomorrow?
Oh, ok. Sure. I’ll see you around.
Jamie nods with a big fake smile. Ashley turns, walking off as Jamie’s smile drops. He looks
heartbroken, his eyes filled with sorrow. He turns away and slowly walks off with his head
INT. KEN’S CAR – NIGHT
With the darkness outside, Ken sits behind the wheel, the interior light on. He sighs, leaning
back in his seat, rubbing his eyes. Ken holds a new cell phone to his ear.
Sorry about having to leave abruptly. But by
the sounds of it, you’re having a good time.
Yeah. Congratulations Sammy. Tell Zev and
the others the same, ok?
Ken lowers his phone with a deep sigh. The passenger door opens as Jane climbs in, closing
the door. She turns to Ken as he looks at her with surprise.
What? You think I wouldn’t see you out of the
window? Please. I’m not blind.
I was going to come in… I just needed some
Not to sound horrible Ken, but we’re going to
have a lot of that after next week. Please. Let’s
just spend the time we have together. It’s going
to break my heart to leave you.
It’s already broken mine.
Jane whimpers slightly, a tear running down her cheek. Ken leans over, wiping the tear away.
They exchange sorrowful looks before Ken gently holds her chin. They lean in to one
another, their lips meeting whilst tears start to run down both of their faces.
EXT. ROSENBERG RESIDENCE – NIGHT
We watch through the car’s windshield as Ken and Jane kiss slowly and tearfully.
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – NIGHT
A large fire burns brightly in the centre of the darkened beach. Crickets chirp, the sea gently
runs up the shore and the students either sit by the fire, swim in the sea, sit by the beach hut
or dance wildly to the rock music bursting out from the nearby speakers.
We pull down by a quiet spot of the sandy shore. Sitting down on several blankets, are Zev,
Vicki, Rick, Lucy, Sammy, Ben, Ashley and Nancy. They all stare out to the starry sky above
the oceanic horizon.
We all have our whole lives ahead of us.
Well… I’ll be there next year.
You’re here now. With us.
Lucy rolls her eyes, leaning into Rick as he wraps his arms around her. They stare at one
another, a hint of love in their eyes. Sammy sits within Ben’s lap whilst Vicki and Zev sit
cross-legged beside each other.
So. Who’s up for a last dance before we all
Lucy grabs Rick, jumping up.
Whoa! Ok…. Zev? Coming?
I think I’ll sit this one out. I have to save my
energy. You know. For the hardest summer
of training ever.
Me too. I don’t think my stitches would like
the body movement. I’ll go to the bar though.
I need some more nachos. I don’t think they
have them on the higher planes.
You’ll have to pack a case of them to bring
I’ll come with.
Yes you will.
Ben helps Sammy stand, handing her the crutches.
Be back soon.
Maui Tai is gonna be tough to learn dude. Come
and dance and have fun and stuff! Whoa!
Lucy drags Rick away as Nancy, Sammy and Ben also head off, leaving Zev and Vicki alone.
They turn to look at each other, childish smirks coming onto their faces.
‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ by Toploader starts to play out from the nearby speakers as
various dancing students cheer loudly.
So… will we ever tell them what happened
I dunno. I kinda like the suspense.
You’re right. It’s more fun to leave them in
Vicki grins, leaning over and kissing Zev softly. Zev moves his hands along Vicki’s jaw line,
kissing her passionately. We pull back from the kissing pair.
AERIAL SHOT of the beach. By the large burning fire, Lucy, Rick & Nancy dance wildly;
Sammy and Ben stand by the bar, chatting and laughing; Jerry Cater and Candi Norway sit on
a log by the fire, leaning into one another and sharing a soft, passionate kiss together; Zev
and Vicki continue to kiss, the moonlight washing over them. ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’
continues over as we…
INT. OFFICE – POLICE DEPARTMENT – NIGHT
Jamie sits behind his cluttered desk, shirtsleeves rolled up, a bottle of vodka on top of all the
paperwork. He looks pretty rough as he takes a full glass of vodka to his mouth, draining it
He lowers the glass down slowly with tearful eyes. He lifts up a photo of Ashley lying across
a bed, a large smile on her bright face. He lets out a loud sob, his eyes closing as he drops the
photo onto the desk.
INT. KEN’S CAR – NIGHT
Ken holds Jane in his arms across the front seats. Yes, still clothed! They both stare out the
windshield to the starry sky, their eyes glistening.
I’m going to miss this.
Ken holds back his tears as Jane’s face begins to crumble. She lets out a gasp for air as Ken
closes his eyes slowly. He kisses the back of Jane’s head as several tears drip down his
cheeks and onto her hair.
EXT. REDINGSTON BEACH – NIGHT
Vicki and Zev continue to kiss, slowly falling back onto the blanket. They pause for breath,
staring deep into each other’s eyes.
I love you.
And I love you.
We’ll see each other during the breaks, right?
Duh. Whenever I have a break, I’ll be visiting
They smile at one another. ‘Dancing In The Moonlight’ fades out as we…
Theme: ‘Smack My Bitch Up’ by The Prodigy.
Special Guest Stars:
Vicki Reid … Rachel McAdams
Rose Hume … Brenda Strong
Becky Hume … Julia Stiles
Jerry Cater … James Kirk
Wayne Johnson … Kevin Grevioux
Jeff Nichols … Nick Chinlund
End of Episode Twenty-Two: Moving On.
Ken Rosenberg & Jane VanStar are characters by Amy Sandberg.