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“Andy and the Revenge Game” FADE IN: EXT. A BUSY HIGHWAY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF SEATTLE, WASHINGTON – MORNING Several cars zip by as commuters jockey for position on the busy highway. A silver BMW sweeps out into the passing lane and forges past several cars. We FIND the driver of the BMW, ANDY CRANDELL, singing and bopping to the music blasting from the car’s sound system. Andy’s hair is messed and the dress shirt he wears is unbuttoned. An expensive black leather briefcase occupies the front passenger seat. A silk tie is draped over the seat. As Andy’s car rolls down the highway we SEE several shots of the city’s landscape including a softball field complex. Andy’s car crosses over to the right lane and moves down an exit for downtown Seattle. Andy’s car moves into a parking spot marked with the corporate name, Apogee, and the number four. After a few seconds pass Andy emerges from the car. His hair is now smartly styled, his buttoned dress shirt is covered with an expertly tailored suit jacket, and his tie is neatly knotted around his neck. We also note he is of slight build and a little shorter than the average male. We SEE Andy’s trendy black leather shoes as he walks around to the passenger side of his vehicle and removes his briefcase. Andy walks toward an exit door of the parking garage. INT. THE APOGEE TECHNOLOGY, INC. CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS BUILDING – A FEW MINUTES LATER CLOSE SHOT of an elevator door. The door opens and we watch Andy exit the elevator and walk toward a receptionist stationed a few steps away from the elevator. He approaches the receptionist, JENNIFER ADAMS, who is busily typing on the keyboard of her computer. Sensing someone approaching but not knowing it is Andy, Jennifer picks up her head and displays a bright smile. As she recognizes Andy, her radiant smile quickly turns to a very sullen expression. She meekly greets Andy. JENNIFER Good... Good morning, Andy. 2. ANDY That was the quickest change of facial expression I’ve ever seen. Did I forget to do something? JENNIFER No, not at all... sorry. ANDY What’s up, Jen? JENNIFER Nothing’s wrong... You just surprised me. It’s early for you. ANDY Not really. And I didn’t ask what was wrong. I asked what was up. JENNIFER It’s Monday. ANDY Do you have a lot of temps you’re trying to manage? JENNIFER No, it’s not that it’s... it’s Monday, Andy. ANDY I realize that, and Monday’s suck, but there is something else, yes? JENNIFER Mr. Burkett wants to see you at nine-thirty. ANDY Okay, that’s no big deal so far. JENNIFER Andy, it’s not any Monday. It’s the first Monday of the month. ANDY Yeah, and? Jennifer looks down and away. She begins to sniffle and wipe back a tear. 3. ANDY (cont’d) Oh, wait a minute. Jen! You don’t think I’m on the first Monday of the month chopping block, do you? Jennifer does not reply and continues to look away. Andy moves so he can see Jennifer’s face and make direct eye contact with her. ANDY Jen, I’m sure he just wants an update on the Preeminent Defender... game. Jennifer chokes back some tears. JENNIFER Yeah, sure. He said he’d be in your office at nine-thirty. ANDY There, voila! You know Preston never begins axing people until ten o’clock. And he always does it in his office, right? In fact, Jim and I always joke about the walk of death down the hallway and into the subsequent unemployment line. JENNIFER Okay. ANDY Come on, Jen. Don’t worry about it. I know I’m right on this one. Preeminent Defender is way too big to have me off of it now. So cheer up! I’ll tell you how right I was as soon as the meeting’s over, okay? Jennifer nods quietly in agreement. As Andy walks down the hall toward his office, he passes Jim’s office. JIM WEAVER looks up from the USA Today newspaper he is reading. Jim calls to Andy. JIM Hey, Andy! Come on in! Jim’s POV as Andy pops his head in Jim’s office. ANDY Hey, Jim. I didn’t know you had arrived. I didn’t see your car in the lot. 4. Jim picks up a Nerf ball and tosses it to Andy. Andy walks toward Jim and closer to the falling ball. Andy catches the ball and nonchalantly tosses it over his shoulder. We SEE the ball bounce on the rim of a Nerf basketball hoop, hanging in the corner of the room, and fall through the net. Andy walks deeper into Jim’s office and they continue their conversation. JIM I left it at Deb’s place. We rode in together. ANDY So you two hooked up again after I left? Don’t forget that office romance stuff can get pretty dicey. JIM We’ll worry about that after the wild sex gets old, big guy. ANDY (chuckling) Okay. JIM Hey, you wimped out kind of early last night. Your wildness at office parties may be legendary, but you didn’t prove it last night. ANDY Ah, that’s the very definition of legendary. JIM Uh, yeah... But it’s not like we win the league softball championship everyday. We needed our MVP to hang out and celebrate on Burkett’s tab. ANDY Well, I don’t know about MVP. JIM Are you kidding? Those plays you made from deep in the hole at shortstop, not one but three! They were phenomenal! Without those, we go down. ANDY Hey, you never know how it would have shaken out. Who knows, you might have stepped up and made a big play to win it for us. 5. JIM Doubtful. I heard some of the guys saying that this trophy is a big thing to Burkett. One guy said the reason he hired you was for your glove. ANDY You know, in the interview he asked me about my baseball skills. I thought it was odd, but now that you mention it... JIM Are you kidding? ANDY (deadpan) No. Of course I am. It’s just a corporate league championship for Christ’s sake. JIM Even so, my sources tell me he’s pretty pumped up about it. ANDY Maybe that’s why he wants to see me this morning. Jim looks incredulously at Andy. Jim quickly gets up and moves to the Nerf hoop. He retrieves the ball out of the wastepaper basket situated under the hoop. JIM He wants to see you today? Should I take my hoop down? ANDY You might want to. I heard it’s office inspection day. JIM No. Hey, but it is the first Monday of the month! ANDY Oh, come on! Don’t you start! Jen already did this to me. JIM But Andy, it’s the first Monday of the month. Why does he want to see you on the first Monday of the month?! 6. ANDY I’m guessing it’s about Preeminent Defender. What else? JIM Oh, man. Don’t ask that! ANDY Yeah, I know, o-o-o, walk of death, yadda, yadda, yadda. Look, the Defender project is worth millions. We’ve got an update presentation to make to the board at the end of the week. He probably wants to nail it down today. JIM I don’t know, Andy. Maybe you better scoot out of the office for a couple of hours. ANDY Yeah, that would help. Look, no offense, but you haven’t been here long enough. Believe me when I tell you, he needs me to see this to fruition. This project puts us on level ground, no above, all the other big boys. I’m not going anywhere, now or later. JIM You’re right. Besides, there aren’t any other free agent shortstops out there to replace you. ANDY Hey, thanks. That means a lot to me. JIM What can I say? I’m in touch with my emotions. You should work on that. ANDY I’ll put it on my Things that I need to do to make me a better person list. JIM Yeah, besides, he can’t get rid of you because we’re going to be losing our clean up hitter. ANDY Where’s Justin going? 7. JIM His wife is going to have him out on his ear when she hears he’s been with the sexy college intern. ANDY No way. The redhead? JIM Exactly. And I also heard that Gina is seeing Rachel. ANDY No surprise there. JIM It explains why Rachel wasn’t interested in me. ANDY If that works for you. Hey, I’m glad I got the corporate briefing on personnel, but I’ve got to get to my office and get some things done before Burkett comes in. JIM Coming to your office is a first. ANDY He’s probably bringing my MVP trophy so I better dust off a spot for it. JIM Righ-h-t. ANDY See you later. JIM Okay. Andy walks out of Jim’s office. As he moves out the door Jim reaches to take the Nerf hoop down. INT. ANDY’S OFFICE – LATER THE SAME MORNING Andy is in his office seated at his desk and working at his computer. A clock perched on his desk reads: 9:35. A dialogue window pops up on Andy’s computer screen. 8. The text in the box reads: He’s on his way. Andy closes the pop up and begins shuffling some papers on his desk in preparation for Preston Burkett’s entrance. We SEE PRESTON BURKETT enter Andy’s office. Andy stands up to greet him. ANDY Good morning, Preston. PRESTON Good morning, Andy. Nice work on the diamond. Can’t wait to see the trophy. It’s the first time we’ve won the league championship. ANDY Yes, so I hear. Glad I could help. Preston sits down near Andy’s desk. He casually puts his feet up on Andy’s desk. PRESTON Hey, I’m taking my son to Cooperstown. You ever been? ANDY Many times. I grew up close by. Let me know when you’re going, and I’ll clue you in on some other great places to see. PRESTON Okay, I will. ANDY So I’m guessing that you want to tie up this presentation we’ve got next week? PRESTON Well, no... Andy this is really hard for me. ANDY What is? PRESTON There’s no easy way to say this. The corporation is buying out your contract. ANDY What? PRESTON I think you’ll find it’s very lucrative. 9. ANDY You are kidding, right? PRESTON No. Andy is dumbfounded. He snaps out of a bewildered trance and notes Preston’s feet propped up on his desk. ANDY I’m at least going to take the P.D. project to market, right? PRESTON The buy out is effective immediately. INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk as she touches a few buttons on her telephone. She then places the headset piece from around her neck to her ears. Through the headset we HEAR the conversation between Andy and Preston. ANDY (V.O.) This is bullshit, Preston! Andy’s voice blasts loudly through the headset and we SEE Jennifer pull the earpiece away from her ears. BACK TO SCENE ANDY (cont’d) That contract was for my protection! PRESTON It’s not a unilateral contract. Either one of us can enact the negation clause. If you’ll recall, it’s not a little sum of money you’ll be receiving. ANDY Really? Refresh my memory. Am I getting as much as the projections say I stand to make once we go market? PRESTON There’s no guarantee that we’ll get this to market.... ANDY Oh, come on! Do you believe for one second that we won’t? 10. PRESTON I... ANDY I didn’t think so!... Oh, I get it now. How stupid could I be! My buy out is a pittance compared to what I’d get after P.D. is introduced. And you knew it! So who the hell is getting my share, Preston?! How much do you stand to make by firing me? PRESTON It’s not like that. ANDY Sure. Tell me, did you support me or just go along with the decision? PRESTON Don’t make this any harder for me. ANDY Harder for you? For Christ’s sake, Preston. Can’t you do better than that?! I’m sure that’s the standard speech you give everyone! What’s next the, “Look I really respect you, you’re a good worker” bullshit too?! PRESTON Andy, this doesn’t have to get hostile. Go home. Take a look at what you’ll be making.... ANDY Funny, you don’t look real disappointed. And get your fuckin’ feet off my desk! Preston lowers his feet to the floor. PRESTON I don’t want to have to call security. ANDY Relax. You’re not going to have to do that. I’m pissed, but I’m not an idiot! PRESTON I’ll have Melissa e-mail you a copy of the contract. Calm down and take a look at it. 11. ANDY Do I have a choice? Now get your feigned sincerity out of my office while it’s still mine! Preston stands up and begins to leave Andy’s office. PRESTON Andy, I.... ANDY Save it, Preston. You don’t want to say anything I could use against you later. Preston leaves Andy’s office. We SEE Andy move aimlessly around his office. After a few seconds he composes himself and grabs his briefcase. He then collects a few things off his desk. He opens his briefcase and stuffs some papers from his desk into the briefcase. He collects a couple of photographs from the desk. We SEE one photograph of Andy pictured with his parents and his twin sister. After packing the photograph into his briefcase, Andy spins around and searches for anything he can grab to take with him. He moves to his desk and unlocks a drawer. He pulls out a small locked box that contains some computer disks. He places the whole box in his briefcase. After contemplating this move he removes the box from his briefcase. He unlocks and opens the box. He searches for one particular disk. He finds a purple memory stick and pulls it out of the box. He then grabs a new green memory stick from a pocket in his briefcase. He places both data storage devices in the computer. We SEE the computer screen as it prompts him to select copy data. Andy copies the data and then places the original back in the box. He performs a few keystrokes to erase his recent activity from the computer’s memory. He places the copied data stick in his briefcase. He then locks the box of disks and places it back in his desk. He tosses the keys on the desk, grabs his briefcase and suit coat and walks out of the office. INTERCUT: JENNIFER’S RECEPTIONIST AREA – SAME TIME Jennifer stands up, walks away from her desk and moves down the hall toward a sign displaying a women’s restroom symbol. BACK TO SCENE Andy walks past Jim’s office. His door is open but the office is empty. Andy stomps angrily down the hall. 12. He walks past Jennifer’s vacated reception area and takes the elevator down to the parking garage. We PICK UP Andy sitting in his car slumped over the steering wheel. He sits up straight and pounds his fist into the steering wheel. He then starts his car and pulls out of the parking garage. INT. THE ALLURE BEAUTY SALON – A LITTLE LATER Andy, looking somewhat disheveled, walks in the salon. He is greeted by the owner, JOY. JOY Hey, Andy. Rough power lunch? ANDY No. JOY You do know you’re early. Your appointment isn’t until five. ANDY Oh, I know. I had a little free time since I just got fired, so I thought I’d come by early. How early am I? Joy looks up from the appointment book she has been scanning. JOY Fired. That’s a good one. Joy reads Andy’s face and realizes he is serious. JOY Oh, my. You’re not kidding, are you? ANDY No. JOY Are you okay? ANDY Yeah, I’m mostly just pissed off. JOY I really want to talk to you, but I’m in the middle of a color right now. Can you hang on for a few minutes? 13. ANDY Yeah, I’m fine. I just thought I’d stop by a little early, that’s all. JOY Well, if you want your hair cut now I can have Pamela do it. Then I’ll have some time to talk, okay? ANDY Sure, why not. JOY Hey, it seems like you don’t really have a reason to keep your hair short now. Why don’t you get a little wild and let it grow? Andy rubs his eyes and shakes his head. JOY (cont’d) Sorry. That wasn’t very empathetic. Let me introduce you to Pam. But you have to promise to go easy on her. ANDY Easy? JOY She’s new here, and a little different. ANDY Different? JOY Yeah. You probably wouldn’t know it if I didn’t tell you. She’s a pre-op transsexual. ANDY Okay, can my day get a weirder? JOY She’s really great, and gorgeous. Like I said, you’d have no clue unless I told you. Just be nice, okay? ANDY Sure, why wouldn’t I be? JOY Your first comment didn’t help. Come back with me and I’ll introduce you. 14. Andy and Joy walk to the back of the salon. We SEE Pam arranging some beauty products on a counter. She is beautiful. The only hint that she might have been born a male is that she is slightly taller than most women. Joy leads Andy up to Pam. JOY Pam, this is Andy. Andy, please meet Pam. ANDY Hi, nice to meet you. PAM Hi there, Andy. How can I help? JOY I usually cut Andy, but I was wondering if you could. I‘ve got to get back to my color before she turns eggplant purple. PAM Sure. Have a seat, Andy. JOY I told him he should let it go, but Mr. Corporate needs it clean and crisp. Andy stares down Joy. JOY (cont’d) Sorry. We’ll talk later. Maybe dinner? I’ll cook. ANDY Okay. JOY Don’t let it get you too down. Joy walks out of the room as Andy sits in Pam’s cutting chair. PAM What did she mean by that? ANDY (briskly) Nothing. Pam drapes an apron around Andy. 15. PAM I apologize. I didn’t mean to pry. I just thought she meant to not let her cooking get you down. ANDY (laughs) Oh, no. And you weren’t prying. I didn’t mean to sound so curt. It’s just that it hasn’t been the best of days for me. PAM Want to talk about it? Pam picks up a pair of scissors. ANDY I just got fired. PAM Ouch. ANDY I guess relatively speaking, it’s not that bad. It’s not like I’m going to be destitute. I’ll make a nice chunk of change. PAM I’m not sure I follow. ANDY My contract was bought out. As Pam listens to Andy she studies his face. Pam looks into Andy’s eyes, then at his hair. PAM What do you do? ANDY I’m a software developer. Well, I was. PAM I think you still are. It sounds like you just don’t work for the same company anymore. ANDY That’s true. PAM What do you want to do with your hair? 16. ANDY Oh, sorry. I’m used to Joy just doing the same old thing. PAM Same old thing. That sounds boring. Why don’t you treat this as a new beginning? You’ve got great hair. I think it would look great longer. Why not let it grow a little? Be a little different. ANDY Why not. It’s not like I have to fit any corporate mold right now. PAM Exactly. I’ll just clip off a couple of ends then we’ll wait and see how it grows. ANDY Okay. PAM Then I’ll take care of your brows. ANDY Excuse me? PAM You’re going for a fresh, new look, right? You don’t want a uni-brow bringing your look down. I’ll just clean them up for you. ANDY Okay. Pam begins to brush Andy’s hair. PAM I can give you a nice, high, Cindy Crawford arch. Andy squirms in his chair. PAM Relax. I’m kidding. I only do that for my drag queen friends. Andy chuckles then relaxes. 17. ANDY Just to be upfront – Joy told me and I’m okay with it. PAM What?! That bitch! She’s got no right! I’m going to kick her ass! ANDY No, no... it’s okay, really. PAM (smiling) I’m kidding. Can you picture me kicking anybody’s ass? ANDY Well, that depends. PAM I’m not risking wrecking this face, honey. Pam and Andy laugh and Pam continues to prep Andy’s hair by wetting it down with a spray bottle of water. We then SEE them AD LIB talking and smiling while Pam gives Andy a facial and waxes his eyebrows. EXT. NEAR ANDY’S HOUSING COMPLEX – THE SAME DAY - LATE AFTERNOON Andy drives past a housing development. We SEE a few of the stately homes of the affluent community. As Andy drives by one of the homes he passes a moving van and a small sports car parked behind it. A pretty woman, KRISTEN COOPER, pops out from the moving van. Andy’s POV as he sees Kristen make her way up the walkway to the home. She carries a box overflowing with picture frames. ANDY Wow. She’s gorgeous. Maybe she could use a hand. Andy pulls over in front of the moving van. ANDY (cont’d) Now the only problem is how to introduce myself. Let’s see... How about, Hi, I’m Andy and I’m unemployed. Yeah, that will work. (makes an L shape on his forehead) Up goes her big loser radar. 18. Andy looks in his rear view mirror and we SEE Kristen struggling with the box as a piece of paper floats out of it. As Kristen begins to chase after the paper she notices Andy’s car. ANDY Shit. She saw me. I can’t just pull away now. Oh well, here we go! Andy steps out of the car and walks toward Kristen who has set the box down on the ground. She chases the piece of paper floating in Andy’s direction. A puff of wind pushes the paper closer to Andy, and we SEE him bend down and scoop it off the ground. We HEAR Kristen speak to Andy. KRISTEN Thank you so much. ANDY You’re very welcome. Andy looks at the paper before handing it back to Kristen. ANDY (cont’d) Wow. A master’s degree in psychology! You must be unpretentious. Most people have those framed and show them off on a wall to impress everyone but you decided to let it blow away. KRISTEN (laughs) Actually, I did have it in a frame but it broke during the trip, so I threw it out. ANDY Yes, I saw it fly out of the box. KRISTEN No, I meant the frame. ANDY I know. I’ll have to get you a new one as a welcome to the neighborhood gift. You are moving in, yes? KRISTEN No, I was heisting the real owner’s belongings but now you’ve caught me. 19. ANDY Really? I guess I could be your partner in crime and give you a hand. KRISTEN Would you? ANDY Certainly, but we split the take fifty-fifty. Kristen and Andy exchange smiles. KRISTEN Sixty-forty. I found it. ANDY Deal. Seriously, I’d be happy to help. This doesn’t look like a fun job for one person. KRISTEN I’m not sure it would be fun even with twenty people pitching in. ANDY True. But I’m a masochist. No, really I’m Andy. Andy extends his hand to Kristen. KRISTEN (shaking Andy’s hand) Hi, Andy. I’m Kristen. Nice to meet you. Andy and Kristen prolong their handshake and exchange looks that indicates there is an initial attraction between them. Their hands separate and Andy picks up the box. ANDY Where shall I put this? KRISTEN Come on up the walk and inside, and I’ll show you. Andy and Kristen walk toward the house. KRISTEN Do you live in this development? 20. ANDY No, I was just looking for someone who needed help moving, large heavy objects. KRISTEN You found the right place. ANDY I live in the brick Tudor a little ways down the road. KRISTEN Well, Mr. Andy – I’ll be happy to buy you dinner for your trouble. ANDY One box and I get dinner? KRISTEN I was thinking more like the twenty or so that are in the van. They’re not very heavy. ANDY You have a deal. KRISTEN Great. Thank you. Let me take this box inside and I’ll meet you at the van. ANDY Sure. We SEE several shots of Andy and Kristen carrying boxes into the house. We SEE them carry one big box together. Their mutual attraction makes the job enjoyable as they exchange smiles and AD LIB conversation. INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – A LITTLE LATER Several boxes are scattered around the front living area of the house. KRISTEN That’s all there is for now. The next truck won’t be here until tomorrow, but I have movers hired for that so you’re off the hook. Are you still up for dinner? 21. ANDY Sure. But given the state of your house, I should cook for you. KRISTEN I could go for a pizza. ANDY Never in my life have I turned down pizza... KRISTEN I’ll buy, you fly? ANDY Sure. There’s a place not too far from here that has the closest thing to New York pizza I’ve found, if that’s okay with you. KRISTEN You’re from back east? ANDY Upstate, New York. KRISTEN I’m from Connecticut. A bedroom community for the City, really. ANDY Ah, so you know what I mean when I say New York pizza. KRISTEN Absolutely. People say it’s not the same out here. Something to do with the water. ANDY That’s the excuse I always hear although I’m not sure I buy it. KRISTEN Me either. Anyway, how about you bring it back here? I can scrounge up some plates. ANDY Sure. How about a nice bottle of wine too? KRISTEN Perfect. 22. ANDY I’ll get cleaned up and make the delivery in about an hour, okay? KRISTEN Great. See you then. ANDY Okay. Bye. Andy happily walks away from Kristen’s house. Kristen’s POV. She notices Andy’s rear as she watches him walk away. Kristen smiles admiringly then she moves to a box labeled towels and pulls out a large bath towel. INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – ESTABLISHING – A LITTLE LATER Andy and Kristen are seated on the floor in a room of the house. In the b.g. in another room several boxes scattered about. We SEE Andy and Kristen each finishing a slice a pizza. Next to their plates rest two full glasses of wine. Andy and Kristen exchange smiles as they continue to enjoy their pizza and conversation. KRISTEN You haven’t told me what brought you to the west coast. ANDY Work primarily. But I also needed a change of scenery, a restart on life I guess. KRISTEN What was so bad back east? ANDY My marriage. Kristen looks down then takes a sip of her wine. ANDY (cont’d) We started out well but.... KRISTEN You don’t have to talk about it. ANDY I don’t mind. 23. KRISTEN What happened? ANDY Life. Careers. We were both moving fast down our own roads. I had long hours, so did she. We eventually realized we didn’t need each other. I’m not talking about being totally dependent on each other, but marriage should involve having a desire to come home and share life together, talk about work when necessary, but be able to forget it and talk about more meaningful things. A couple should know each other intimately. They should know each other’s passions. We never really did. We just became machines that interacted well together but without any zest. I needed more zeal. In the end, we stopped laughing and started finding faults... Sorry, I didn’t mean to babble. Kristen stares knowingly at Andy. She sits upright and ceases her gaze. KRISTEN You weren’t babbling. Most people can’t delve deep enough to understand what they are truly looking for in a relationship. It sounds like you’ve figured that out. ANDY Your turn. How did you end up out here? KRISTEN Well, I’ve always wanted to see new places. I’ve always been adventurous in that respect. Sometimes I fantasize about sailing off to an exotic beach and leaving everything behind. ANDY Antigua. KRISTEN Antigua? Why there? ANDY It’s beautiful. It’s a great place to kick back and enjoy... to get lost. Have you ever been there? 24. KRISTEN No. ANDY I’m sorry. I interrupted. KRISTEN I was about to say that I’d seen enough of the northeast, so when this job opportunity came up I took it. ANDY Job opportunity? KRISTEN I took a position on a new investigative team established here. ANDY Are you a television reporter? KRISTEN No. Along with the master’s degree in psychology I have a degree in criminal justice. ANDY Are you telling me you’re a cop, I mean a police officer? KRISTEN I’m an investigator. The team I’ve been assigned to is a relatively new branch of the FBI. It’s a new team that investigates corporate... ANDY Corruption? Like Enron and Worldcom? KRISTEN Yes, corruption. That covers it. ANDY FBI. Wow! I never would have guessed with a thousand chances. So this is a good opportunity? KRISTEN I hope. Believe it or not it’s still hard for a woman to crack the old boy’s network. (more) 25. KRISTEN (cont’d) No offense. When this opportunity came up I reasoned if I want to move up I better be willing to move, so I decided to go for it. I’ve just been appointed to be second in charge of our unit. ANDY That’s great. KRISTEN Yes, except apparently I’ve ruffled a few feathers of some of the more senior investigators who were looked over. What they don’t understand is while they may have the seniority, they are all old school. I’ve not only worked hard on the job, but I also have my degrees including a dual major in business. The courses I’ve completed were intensive and comprehensive. That gives me an edge over some of the older investigators who aren’t willing to bring themselves up to speed with the real world... Now I feel like I should apologize for babbling. ANDY Not at all. The corporate world certainly moves lightning fast. You either keep up or get squashed. (to himself) Oh, shit. Now she’s going to ask me about my work! KRISTEN It sounds like you know a little about business. Andy feels the pager on his side. ANDY I’m sorry but my phone is vibrating and it’s distracting me. I should have turned it off, but I wasn’t expecting any calls. KRISTEN Oh, that’s okay. Go ahead and see who it is. If you’re finished I’m just going to pick up these plates and get us some more wine. Kristen stands up and begins picking up her plate. Andy checks his cell phone. 26. Kristen takes the plates and glasses away and moves to a table where the bottle of wine rests. Andy checks the message displayed on his phone. We read the message with Andy. It reads: I’m cooking, where are you? Andy slaps his forehead as he remembers his dinner plans with Joy. ANDY Oh, man... Shoot. KRISTEN Something wrong? ANDY No, I just forgot to do something. I’ll fix it tomorrow. Kristen brings over the refilled glasses of wine. KRISTEN Great wine. ANDY Thanks. KRISTEN Good pizza too. ANDY I’ve had this pizza several times, but it’s never tasted this good. I think the company makes all the difference. KRISTEN I concur. Andy and Kristen smile, clink their glasses together, and take a sip of their wine. INT. THE LAW OFFICE OF EMERSON AND STOWE – DAY Andy is seated at a small conference table with his lawyer, STEVEN EMERSON. Steven leafs through a copy of Andy’s employment contract with Apogee, Inc. STEVEN I’m sorry to say, Andy, that Burkett is right. It’s a bilateral agreement. ANDY Why the hell did we agree to that? 27. STEVEN We wouldn’t have if I had known the implications of the product you’re developing. ANDY This thing has been under the tightest secrecy. No one has a clue what we’re, excuse me, what they’re about to unveil. Silly me for being so true to the company that I didn’t even tell my own lawyer. STEVEN In this case, yes. Confidentiality does still exist, Andy. ANDY I know, and I trust you. It’s just I never figured this would happen. STEVEN You were too close to it. That’s precisely why you should have told me. My advice at this point is to take the buy out. Six figures isn’t bad. ANDY Do you know how much I could have made? STEVEN Assuming this goes to market. ANDY Oh, it will. STEVEN Andy, I know you’re in the game business, but if you treat this as a game you need to get retribution on, it’s going to tear you apart from the inside out, and you’ll become a very bitter person. It’s not a get even thing. Unfortunately, it’s business. ANDY Yes, but what about the principle.... STEVEN It’s business, Andy. However, I may be missing something here, but I’m guessing once this project is announced Wall Street will have a field day with it and a lot of people will jump on the stock, driving it up. 28. ANDY Hmmm... Yes, maybe. STEVEN You could make a nice little sum by investing your buy out back into the company’s stock. Andy quietly contemplates Steven’s last comment. INT. A TRENDY CAFÉ IN THE BUSINESS DISTRICT OF SEATTLE – DAY Andy is seated at a table, his half eaten lunch sits in front of him. Andy washes down a bite of his food with a long gulp of a beer. Jim Weaver enters the café. Jim scouts the tables in search of Andy. He spots Andy and walks over to him. JIM Hey, I thought I might find you here. ANDY Hey, Jimbo! How you doin’? Jim sits at Andy’s table. JIM I’m fine. How about you? ANDY I’m great, just great. Andy’s a little too animated and appears a little drunk. Andy grabs Jim around the neck and pulls him so close their noses almost touch. They separate before Jim continues. JIM I’ve been trying to get in touch with you. ANDY I know, and I appreciate that. I apologize. I should have returned your calls... Hey, can you believe I got the walk of death? How ironic. JIM Well, technically since he came to you, you didn’t get to take the official walk. You know, since Burkett changed his pattern of firing people everyone is paranoid when they hear he’s coming into their office. 29. Andy and Jim reflect quietly for a moment, then they both laugh. JIM (cont’d) Andy, really, are you okay? ANDY Yeah, I am. Hey how’s this for irony. The one time in my life I’m unemployed; I meet a fantastic woman I’m flipping over. JIM Really? ANDY Yeah, but I’ve got a better story to tell you first. Let me get you a beer and I’ll tell you a very interesting tale. You got a few minutes? I know I do. Andy grabs the attention of a WAITRESS. He picks up his beer bottle and puts up two fingers. The waitress acknowledges him with a nod of her head. In the b.g. at a table within earshot we SEE a man reading the Wall Street Journal. We also SEE some Halloween decorations displayed in the café. ANDY Jim, we live in a very precarious technological age. How would you feel if I told you Apogee, thanks to me mostly, could read all the encryption codes in cyberspace? JIM You mean like all the secure transactions? ANDY That and more. I mean I could gleam all your banking and personal info from you. How would you feel. JIM Violated. And not very safe. Worried about my money. ANDY Exactly. The man reading the Wall Street Journal tilts his head and attempts to listen in on Jim and Andy’s conversation. The waitress brings over two beers to Jim and Andy’s table. 30. WAITRESS Here you are. ANDY (to waitress) Thanks. WAITRESS You’re welcome. Let me know if you need anything else. ANDY (to waitress) Okay. The waitress walks away and approaches the table where the man with the Wall Street Journal is sitting. Andy pours Jim’s beer. He then finishes the remainder of the beer he had before Jim arrived then continues on to the bottle the waitress just delivered. He then picks up his conversation with Jim. ANDY And what do you think that would do to all the companies who design “secure systems”? JIM Bankrupt them. Or at least put them in a big hole until they could catch up with the technology. ANDY Jim, listen well and do not ever repeat any of what I’m about to tell you, okay? JIM Agreed. ANDY Preeminent Defender. It’s not a new action adventure game. That was just a cover. I shouldn’t tell you this, but screw them. They’re the ones that fucked me. What we’ve really created is a program that’s an encryption decoder. Then on the back of that we’ve developed a new encryption method that everyone will need once we expose how relatively easily we can penetrate the old encoding system. The project also allows for instantaneous currency exchange and discreet money transfers into untraceable accounts. 31. JIM Wow. That’s going to turn the whole industry on it’s ear. ANDY Exactly. JIM But won’t that actually help criminals launder money? ANDY Every advancement has it’s downside for those who care to abuse it. The big part is the encoding program. JIM Who else knows about it? ANDY Only a couple of people. But no one knows the complete program as intimately as me. JIM Christ, Andy. Are you safe? ANDY Safe? JIM This is the kind of thing that a guy would get a bullet in the back of the head for in a spy novel. ANDY Perhaps you’ve been reading too many. The bottom line here is when the company announces this breakthrough, their stock will skyrocket. Be ready to invest. I’ll keep you posted. In the b.g. the man with the Wall Street Journal listens intently while trying not to be too conspicuous. JIM But how will you know since you’re no longer there? ANDY I spearheaded the project. I have a good time line for the completion. Of course it will take them longer without me. 32. JIM Can I let anyone else in on the stock? ANDY Not about the project, it’s imperative you don’t say a word about that. But you can have them ready to invest. JIM Aren’t we flirting with insider trading? ANDY It’s not illegal to invest in the company you work for. The trouble comes when you dump it before the price falls. JIM Why would it drop? ANDY (pauses) It wouldn’t. There’s no reason for it. Jim looks at his watch. JIM I’ve got to run. ANDY Okay. Go ahead. I have to make a phone call anyway. I’ll be in touch. Jim stands up from the table. JIM Okay. Hey just because softball season is over doesn’t mean we still can’t go out for a few sometime. ANDY Sounds good. JIM All right. See you soon. Jim walks away and exits the café. As he walks by the man with the paper we SEE the man bury his head in the paper, trying not to be seen. Andy pulls out a couple of twenty dollar bills and places them on the table. He then gets up and walks out of the café too. We FOLLOW Andy out to the street where he takes out his cell phone and places a call. 33. Back inside the café we the man with the paper walks up to the BARTENDER. MAN WITH THE PAPER (to the bartender) Excuse me. Do you happen to know what company those two guys who just left work for? BARTENDER I think at least one of them is with Apogee. MAN WITH THE PAPER Thanks. Could I borrow a pen? The bartender hands the man a pen. The man writes Apogee on the border of the stock prices page. He then moves to hand the pen back to the bartender but the bartender has already moved to the other end of the bar, so he places the pen on the bar. MAN WITH THE PAPER Thanks. The bartender nods in acknowledgement. The man places the paper under his arm and walks out of the café. Outside on the street the man walks past Andy who has stopped and propped himself against a building. As Andy talks on his cell phone, we SEE several shots of the city street including pedestrians passing by and a few storefronts. A cab drives by displaying an advertisement for a costume store specializing in Halloween costumes. Andy converses on the phone. ANDY Joy? Didn’t anyone tell you I was on the line? I’ve been on hold for five minutes. INTERCUT: Joy, at her salon, speaks on the phone to Andy. JOY Oh, so I guess it’s okay for me to wait for you, but you shouldn’t have to wait for me? ANDY I’m really sorry about the other night. Did we actually confirm dinner? JOY Confirm dinner? It wasn’t a business appointment, Andy. But yes, you said you would be at my place by seven. 34. ANDY Sorry. How can I make it up to you? JOY You owe me big time. I spent two hours trying a new recipe I pulled from Bon Appetite. ANDY I bet it was good... Tell me, how can I make it up to you? JOY Seriously? ANDY Yes, let me know. JOY displays a devilish grin. JOY Come to my Halloween party. ANDY That’s it? JOY Yes. It’s Saturday night. ANDY That doesn’t leave me much time to get a costume. JOY I’ve got that covered. Just come by on Friday around seven, and we’ll try it on for size. ANDY You want to clue me in on what it is? JOY No. ANDY Not even a hint? Is there a theme? We SEE Joy smiling and Pam standing next to her. JOY No, but you’ll be a famous singer. 35. ANDY Okay... JOY Pam and I will be part of a trio with you. ANDY Oh, like a Tony Orlando and Dawn thing? Joy struggles to contain her laughter. JOY Yes, something like that. ANDY Sounds relatively harmless. Okay, I’m in. See you Friday. JOY Okay, bye. Joy hangs up the telephone. She giggles as Pam interrupts her. PAM Don’t you think you should have been a little more honest with him? JOY Oh, he owes me. Besides, he’ll be fine with it. It’s just a little party for my friends and clients. PAM If you say so. INT. AN FBI CONFERENCE ROOM – THE NEXT MORNING The special investigative team is seated around a conference table. Most of members are older, appearing to be between forty and sixty. Kristen is seated at the far corner of the table. She is the only female in the room. Her relatively young age also separates her from the rest of the group. SEVERAL SHOTS of the team, the papers in front of each member, and a PowerPoint screen positioned near the head of the table. The supervisor of the team, GREG WEATHERS, addresses the group as he turns off the PowerPoint presentation screen. 36. GREG WEATHERS Our last briefing is in front of you. You’ll see that we’ve targeted an offshore gambling site. Normally this would be out of our jurisdiction, but we’ve been given the case because we suspect a high influx of money coming from a bank here in Seattle. At this time I just need everyone prepped on this file. After some more of our initial surveillance information comes back, we’ll have a direction to proceed... Okay folks, that wraps it up. Look over the hard copies I’ve given you. Unless something crops up we all have the weekend off. Enjoy. The members of the team stand up. A few form little clusters and talk with each other. Without speaking to anyone, Kristen stands up and walks out of the room, pausing only to nod to Greg who notices her exiting. INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY Kristen’s house is now fully decorated. A few flattened cardboard boxes lying in a corner serve as the only evidence that she recently moved in. Kristen picks up a telephone and dials a number. INTERCUT: Andy’s living room. Andy sits at a desk and types on a computer keyboard. His open briefcase sits on a table next to him. We SEE the computer screen and we determine that Andy is in the middle of writing a computer program. The telephone rings but Andy ignores it and continues writing computer code. He pauses and looks in his briefcase for the data he copied at his office the day he was fired. As he pulls out the green memory stick we HEAR Andy’s answering machine beep. We then HEAR Kristen’s voice leaving a message. KRISTEN (V.O.) Hi, Andy. It’s Kristen. I just called to say hi and... Andy jumps up and quickly scrambles to answer the telephone. ANDY Hi, Kristen. What a nice surprise. KRISTEN (V.O.) Hi. Were you expecting someone else? 37. ANDY No. I was just working and trying to screen out useless calls. KRISTEN (V.O.) I feel privileged I’m on the accept call list. ANDY You’re at the top. KRISTEN (V.O) Thanks, but if you’re busy you can call me back later. ANDY No, I’m glad you called. Andy sits down on a couch and makes himself comfortable. KRISTEN (V.O.) I was wondering if you know of any good places to work out? I usually work out at the office gym, but I want to stay as far away from there as possible tonight. ANDY Did you have a bad day? KRISTEN (V.O.) No, it’s just been a long week and I want to distance myself from work for the weekend. We SEE Andy pull on his right earlobe. ANDY (clears throat) I see. Well, I usually work out at the office gym too... Say, it’s still a great day out. Are you up for a run? There’s a great loop around the area I can show you. KRISTEN (V.O.) That’s sounds nice. ANDY Great. How soon do you want to go? KRISTEN (V.O.) How soon can you be ready? 38. ANDY Fifteen minutes. KRISTEN (V.O.) Perfect. ANDY Okay. We’ll start at your place. See you in a few. KRISTEN (V.O.) Okay. Bye. ANDY Bye. EXT. A PARK NEAR ANDY AND KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATE AFTERNOON – SAME DAY. We SEE Andy and Kristen jogging. KRISTEN This is a great place to run. ANDY Yeah, it’s nice to have a park so close. I get tired of being stuck in the gym. KRISTEN The worst is waiting for people who monopolize the equipment by doing a set then sitting at the machine for five minutes before doing another set. ANDY Exactly. I don’t get people that do that. They should get up and let someone else in. I like to work in stations and keep moving. That’s why I can’t stand to work out when it’s busy. KRISTEN That’s what’s nice about the office gym. It’s never very crowded. The walkway Andy and Kristen run on splits with one path leading to the right and the other continuing straight. 39. ANDY Okay, if we go right that will loop us around and make it about a ten k. trip. If we go straight, it will take us back quicker and it will be about two and a half miles. KRISTEN Let’s go the distance. ANDY (smiling at Kristen) Fine with me. Andy and Kristen veer off to the right. SEVERAL SHOTS of the surrounding area as they continue their run. We SEE Andy and Kristen complete their run in front of Kristen’s house. ANDY You know we ran right by the back of my place, and I forgot to show it to you. KRISTEN Maybe another time. ANDY Absolutely. KRISTEN Thanks for the run. Do you have any plans for dinner? ANDY No... But I promised a friend I’d stop by. I blew her off the other night. Kristen is disappointed with Andy’s mention of another female. KRISTEN Oh, I see.... ANDY No, it’s not like that at all. I didn’t mean it like that. We’re just friends. She cuts my hair. Tell you what, if you’re okay with a late dinner, I’d love to take you out. 40. KRISTEN How late are we talking? I need to compensate my grumbling stomach for taking it out on this run. ANDY Eightish? I know a great Japanese place where they cut, dice, chop, julienne and cook everything right at your table. KRISTEN I guess I can wait for that. ANDY Great! Andy gives Kristen a kiss on her cheek. He then looks into Kristen’s eyes. Kristen smiles and returns the flirtatious look. Andy then turns and quickly walks away. ANDY See you later. KRISTEN Okay. INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER – EARLY EVENING Andy and Joy are standing at the front desk of the salon. ANDY So are you through keeping me in suspense? JOY We’re going as Diva’s. Pam’s going as Madonna and I’m going as Shania. ANDY Let’s see... that means I must be Steven Tyler. JOY No. ANDY Then I’ll settle for Jagger. JOY I said Diva’s, Andy. 41. ANDY Michael Jackson? JOY Cher. ANDY (incredulously) Cher? I don’t think so! JOY Oh, come on! Lighten up. It’ll be fun. It’s a Halloween party. Everyone will be dressed up. Pam is an expert with makeup. She’ll take care of that for you. ANDY Dare I ask what the outfit looks like? JOY It’s not too bad. I think I got the right sizes for you. I borrowed it from a friend of mine. I just hope the boots fit. They’re nines. You’ve got a small foot, so I think they’ll work. The skirt isn’t too short and with fishnets, you probably won’t have to shave your legs. ANDY Oh, that’s nice. JOY Unless of course you want to go all out and win first prize. Come on, let’s try it on. ANDY Now? JOY Yes. I need to make sure it fits you. ANDY Okay, but I’ve got a dinner date in a half hour. JOY Really? No problem. I won’t do any makeup then. Pam will take care of that tomorrow. Come on in the back and try it on, babe. Andy and Joy move into another room. Joy then ushers Andy into a smaller room. 42. JOY (cont’d) It’s all in there. Let me know if you need any help, cutie. ANDY Funny. Andy walks into the room. ANDY (cont’d) (loudly back to Joy) I can’t believe I’m doing this. Joy stands outside the room. Andy and Joy speak to each other through the door separating the two rooms. JOY Oh, what’s the big deal? It’s not like you’re going to know anyone, well maybe a couple. It’s just some of my friends and clients. And it’s going to be right here, upstairs. I’ve got it all decorated. I’ve got some great caterers too. It’ll be fun! Bring your dinner date if you want. ANDY I don’t think so. JOY Let me know if you need a hand in there. Joy tidies up a counter while she waits for Andy to change. A clock on the walls reads: 7:30. We SEE a few photographs of beautiful hair models hanging on the wall of one room of the salon. Joy calls to Andy. JOY How you doing? Do the boots fit? Andy steps out of the room but we only SEE his back which is covered by a leather coat adorned with silver chains. We SEE Joy’s excited reaction. JOY (cont’d) Oh my god! You look awesome! With the wig, makeup, and some cleavage you’re going to be the belle of the ball! ANDY (voice impression of Cher) Oh, do you really think so, honey? 43. JOY (excitedly) Wow! That’s great! ANDY Okay. You’ve had your fun. Can I go now? Joy giggles as we SEE only the back of Andy as he returns to the room to change. We SEE Andy’s foot, encased in high heeled thigh high black leather boots, catch on the doorframe as he moves back into the room. Joy notices this and comments loudly to Andy. JOY If I was you I’d take those boots home and practice walking in them. You’ll need to point your toes out a little and take small steps. ANDY (from the other room) I hope you know this gets me more than even! INT. A JAPANESE RESTAURANT – A LITTLE LATER A chef tosses vegetables in the air and cuts them as they fall. The chef continues to chop a few other items as he cooks some of the ingredients on the grill in front of Andy and Kristen. ANDY This chef is amazing. KRISTEN I wonder if he trained at a culinary or knife throwing school. ANDY I heard he was a knife thrower for a traveling circus, but then an unfortunate incident forced him to change careers. He blamed the mishap on a loss of balance due to an inner ear infection which threw off his aim. KRISTEN (smiling) Wow. I don’t remember reading about that. ANDY Yeah, well you wouldn’t have. They kept it out of the newspapers... So, do you have any plans for the weekend? 44. KRISTEN I’m going down to Eugene to visit my sister. ANDY Oh, that’s nice. The friend I saw earlier, Joy, she’s having a Halloween party. We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe. ANDY I thought maybe if you weren’t busy... KRISTEN That sounds like fun. Andy looks surprised at Kristen’s response, afraid that she might want to go. KRISTEN (cont’d) But I promised my sister I’d visit. ANDY That’s okay. It’s more important to see her. KRISTEN Make sure you take some pictures. ANDY (nervously) Sure. The chef mixes the vegetables and meat he’s prepared on the grill. Behind the chef Andy and Kristen both SEE two men at another seating holding hands. Kristen comments on the gay couple. KRISTEN Does that bother you? ANDY No. Was I staring? KRISTEN No, I was just curious. ANDY How about you? KRISTEN Does it bother me? No. Besides, it’s not like it’s a matter of choice. We’re all prewired. 45. ANDY (sarcastically) And the psychology degree rears its head. KRISTEN (grinning) What? ANDY It did sound a little analytical. So how do feel about it? KRISTEN I think.... ANDY Think? KRISTEN Excuse me, I feel... I feel that since we only go around once in life, we shouldn’t succumb to other people’s bigotry. If one is lucky enough to find a loving, caring person to trust and confide in, to share life with, who am I to tell that person who he or she can love? Andy sits back pensively, digesting Kristen’s comments. He then takes a small bite of the food in front of him. Kristen takes a bite of her dinner. They continue to peck at their food as their conversation continues. ANDY What about all the Bible’s rules? KRISTEN Wow. We’re going kind of deep here now. Okay, here’s what I think. First of all, no one knows the Bible is real. Even if it is, how do we know some scribe didn’t throw in an embellishment or two along the way? And how do we know that the language has been interpreted correctly? We have enough trouble deciphering the intent of the wording of the Constitution and that’s only a couple of hundred years old. ANDY So for all we know some of the writings have been mixed up, like how people mix up the message in the telephone game so that the end message is completely different than the original. 46. KRISTEN Yeah, I guess so. The bottom line for me is being a Christian means treating all people with respect, dignity, and acceptance. You don’t get to pick and choose. That’s what I look for in a person. Who they love is inconsequential. ANDY That’s a great philosophy. I wish everyone could live that way. KRISTEN (sarcastically at first) They don’t? If we did it might lead to a little less violence. ANDY And acceptance. I’ve seen too many people turn on loved ones. KRISTEN What do you mean? ANDY I mean, it’s crazy to me for example that perhaps the family of one or both of those guys might not accept him because of his choice. How do you stop loving someone because of that? KRISTEN I don’t know. But it sounds like you’ve experienced it. ANDY My sister is gay... which explains why she’s such a good baseball player. Kristen looks surprised. ANDY (cont’d) I’m kidding... about the baseball part, anyway. EXT. A HIGHWAY IN WASHINGTON – THE NEXT DAY We SEE a road sign showing interstate highway number five with Salem and Eugene written underneath it. We PICK UP a black SUV speeding in the passing lane. We SEE Kristen behind the wheel of the SUV. She sings along to the music playing on the vehicle’s stereo. The SUV moves down the road and out of site. 47. EXT. / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER THAT NIGHT We MOVE inside the salon to the second floor to the Halloween party. We SEE Pam dressed as an eighties style Madonna. We SEE Joy dressed as Shania Twain. Next to Joy we SEE Andy’s black leather jacket sleeve. We HEAR an older woman, dressed as an EGYPTIAN PRINCESS, talk loudly to Joy. EGYPTIAN PRINCESS Oh my, Joy. You ladies look great! Let me get a picture. The Egyptian Princess looks through the view finder of her camera. EGYPTIAN PRINCESS Cher, honey, I need you to turn to me and move away from Shania a little. We HEAR Andy speak to Joy. ANDY That’s the second time in the last five minutes I’ve been called a lady. Joy laughs and smiles for the photo. We HEAR the Egyptian Princess. EGYPTIAN PRINCESS Smile everyone. Look at me, Cher. Pam and Joy smile for the camera. We then SEE Andy look up at the camera. With makeup, and long wig, Andy looks very convincing as Cher. We PAN back and we SEE Andy is wearing thigh high leather boots, fishnet stockings and a black leather skirt, similar to one of Cher’s earlier looks. Pam, Joy, and Andy pose for the photo as the flash goes off. We HEAR the Egyptian Princess. EGYPTIAN PRINCESS Thanks, girls. JOY I’ve got news for you, Andy. That woman had no idea that you’re a guy. In fact, I’d bet half the people here have no clue. The second floor of the salon is one big open space. We SEE SEVERAL SHOTS of the low lit room, its decorations, a table of food, and a bartender pouring drinks. We SEE several people dressed in various costumes. 48. We SEE a bride and groom, a woman dressed as Sheena, and some other people dressed as: Batman, Laurel and Hardy, a doctor, a nurse, a beauty queen, a biker, and Dorothy holding a fake Toto. A few others wear Mardi-Gras type masks. ANDY Well, with the lights and alcohol.... JOY Yeah, right. Dorothy thought she was back in Oz when I told her. But if I was you I’d watch out for the sailor across the room. He’s eying someone’s chest and it’s not mine! We SEE Andy’s realistic cleavage and small breasts. Andy tries to pull the top of the costume up to cover his chest. SEVERAL SHOTS of the partygoers including an older man dressed as a sailor glancing at Andy and Joy. JOY Then again, the woman dressed as Sheena is checking you out too. ANDY How did I agree to this? JOY It’s not east being ogled, is it? ANDY Well, given the context.... We HEAR Shania Twain’s, I Feel Like A Woman pour through the sound system. We SEE two younger, good looking men, one dressed as a CONSTRUCTION WORKER and the other as a DOCTOR, walk up to Joy and Andy. DOCTOR I believe we have an appointment to dance. JOY Who are you asking? DOCTOR It looks like a perfect match, two and two. ANDY (impersonating Cher’s voice) Oh, thanks honey, but I really can’t. 49. JOY Sure we can! It’s my song! Joy pushes Andy toward the doctor, causing him to stumble into the doctor’s arms. The doctor steadies Andy. Joy walks over to the construction worker, then beckons Andy. We SEE Andy, his feet frozen to the floor. JOY (cont’d) Come on, Andrea! Andy smiles reluctantly and then walks out to dance with the doctor, Joy, and the construction worker. As they dance, Andy tries his best to move like a woman. Some of the other partygoers join them on the dance floor. INT. ANDY’S BEDROOM – THE NEXT MORNING The boots Andy wore the previous night lie at the end of the bed. We SEE Andy’s feet, still encased in the fishnet stockings, on his bed. We MOVE and FIND two breast forms on his bed. We SEE Andy passed out in bed. He is still wearing some of his costume. The rumpled bed covers conceals his thighs and midsection. We HEAR a telephone ring. We SEE a clock indicating ten a.m. The phone rings a few times and Andy slowly wakes up. He turns over and reaches for the ringing cordless telephone. We SEE his hand, with long fake, red fingernails pick up the telephone. ANDY (raspy) Hello. KRISTEN (V.O.) Andy? Andy snaps out of his semi—sleep state. ANDY Kristen! Hi! KRISTEN (V.O.) Did I wake you? Andy looks himself over and realizes he’s still wearing half of his costume. He stands to look in a mirror and sees that he has smeared makeup covering his eyes. He buries his face in his hand. 50. ANDY No, I’m awake. I just haven’t talked to anyone yet. Andy moves into the bathroom and turns on the bathroom faucet and shower. ANDY (cont’d) How are you? KRISTEN (V.O.) I’m fine. I’m on my way back from my sister’s. I thought you might like to go for a run later. ANDY Sure. Just say when. INT. A DINER – THE SAME MORNING Jim talks with three other people. JIM Look, I’m telling you, it’s an easy way to make at least forty percent in one day! EXT. / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – LATER THE SAME DAY Andy’s car pulls in the salon’s parking lot. There are only two cars in the lot. ANDY Damn! It’s Sunday. They’re closed! Andy gets out of his car. Walking with his hands in his coat pocket, he strolls up to the front door. He peers in the door. He then takes his hands out of his pocket and places them on the door to reduce the glare so he can get a better look inside the salon. He is still wearing the fake red fingernails. As Andy peers into the salon he notices Pam walk into his view. She walks into another part of the salon and out of Andy’s view. We SEE and HEAR Andy rap on the door. In the b.g. a woman walks her child in a stroller. She slows down and looks at Andy. Pam reappears in Andy’s view. She takes a long look at the door before recognizing Andy. She then walks toward the door. She then stops and puts up one finger indicating she’ll be right back. She then moves out of sight but quickly returns with a set of keys dangling in her hand. Pam unlocks the door and greets Andy. 51. PAM Andy... this is a surprise. ANDY I know you’re closed, but can I come in? PAM Sure, I guess. As Andy moves in he holds up his fingers for Pam to see. PAM (laughing) Oh, my. I guess you’re not going to church with that color on. Come on in and I’ll get them off for you. ANDY Thanks. Andy and Pam walk into the salon. Pam waves Andy over to a nail station table. PAM Have a seat here. I’ll be right with you. ANDY Okay. But if you’re busy, I can come back. PAM No. I was just going over what supplies I need to order. Good thing I was here. You’d have a tough time hiding those talons. Your hair looks great. Andy’s hair is noticeably longer. Pam sits down on the other side of the table opposite Andy. PAM (cont’d) When I was about ten I didn’t know you needed polish remover to take polish off. My sister found me trying to scrub it off in the bathroom sink. She thought it was hilarious that I got caught wearing her polish. My mom told me boys don’t wear nail polish. I think she sent me outside to play football after that... Anyway, I thought it looked pretty. But I learned from that point on, whatever goes on must come off. And I always made sure I had what I needed so I wouldn’t get caught again. 52. Pam places Andy’s hands in some soaking solution. ANDY So you knew at age ten? PAM Earlier. I always felt more comfortable doing what’s considered female things. Pam works on removing Andy’s fingernails. PAM (cont’d) Lets’ get these off. Andy closes his eyes and rolls his head around. PAM (cont’d) A little hung over this morning? ANDY My head feels like it was hit with a brick. PAM It was a pretty wild time. ANDY It was certainly a different experience from the other side so to speak. PAM (chuckles) Tell me about it. Andy laughs with Pam as she pulls the nails off Andy’s fingers. ANDY Is this how you started? PAM (laughing) If you’re worried that all of a sudden you’re going to want to grow breasts, don’t worry – you’re safe. That’s not how it works... For me, I’ve always been a female. I was just born with a few extra parts. But there are many different reasons why people crossdress. Of course the focus is always on men because of our strict societal protocols. We don’t want to blur anything. (more) 53. PAM (cont’d) Women are free to wear men’s styles without anyone thinking twice. It’s their prerogative. But men can’t even wear certain “fem” colors. And if they wear anything considered female, it becomes “weird”. However, some men like to crossdress because it excites them sexually to wear anything from heels to lingerie. Some are gay, and they might do it for their partners, but most aren’t. Some just enjoy it. Just like a woman enjoys soft, sexy things. Also, some do it solely for the money. They just happen to make good looking women. They use their assets and skills to perform at clubs etc... and make really good money, but it’s not a lifestyle. While they may be a little exhibitionistic, when the show’s over they put away the clothes. You’d never know what they do or that they look better in a dress than most women... I hate to tell you this but you fit that category. With some work, you could easily pass for a woman, not that you want to. I was just trying to make a point. ANDY Point taken. So how did you get so, so, beautiful? I mean you have a flawless face and breasts... PAM I’ve been blessed with my mom’s skin I guess. But I’ve also had hormone therapy and gender counseling. For others, it’s really much harder. They need voice lessons etc... ANDY (MORE) Do you still have... We SEE Andy look down. ANDY (cont’d) I’m sorry that was too personal. I had no right to ask... I mean you wouldn’t ask me how big my.... PAM Your bank account is? It’s okay. I’m saving my money for the final surgery. It’s an expensive procedure. I’m on my last leg so to speak. 54. Andy and Pam both laugh at her last comment. ANDY This may sound silly, but what do you do about your driver’s license or other i.d.? PAM My license shows me as I am. So does my cosmetology license. But I have other friends who have purchased fake i.d.’s with their alter ego’s picture on them so they can switch back and forth. ANDY Really? PAM Sure. There are guys down on Stewart Street in Pike Place Market that will make one up in a couple of days, and you can’t tell them from the real thing. ANDY I guess with scanners and digital printers it’s not too hard. Pam wipes Andy’s fingers. PAM There. All gone. ANDY Thanks. You really saved me. PAM No problem. I’m glad I could help. EXT. A STREET NEAR ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY Kristen and Andy jog down a street. ANDY If you want to stop early, I’ll show you my house. KRISTEN Sure. Andy and Kristen run around a corner and head down the street where Andy lives. 55. They slow down and stop in front of Andy’s house. We SEE the front of Andy’s house and its perfectly landscaped front yard. ANDY Here we are. Come on in. KRISTEN This is very nice. Did you do the landscaping? ANDY It was my design. Andy and Kristen enter Andy’s house. MOVE with Andy and Kristen as Andy gives Kristen a quick tour of the first floor. We SEE one area with a state of the art computer situated on a large office desk. Several papers are scattered on the floor by the desk and next to Andy’s open briefcase. As Andy and Kristen move through the house we SEE a framed photograph of Andy and Preston Burkett. The photograph shows Andy receiving an award from Burkett. As Andy and Kristen move past the photo Andy realizes it is still hanging on the wall. With Kristen’s back to him, Andy quickly pulls down the photograph and slides it on the floor into an adjoining bathroom. KRISTEN This is a great place, Andy. Could I use your bathroom, please? ANDY Yeah, sure. But the one downstairs has a lot of stuff scattered about. I’ll show you to the upstairs and you can take your pick of three. KRISTEN Okay. As Kristen and Andy make their way upstairs Kristen passes the place on the wall where the photograph no longer hangs. The faded color of the walls surrounding the missing photograph makes it obvious that something was recently hanging in that spot. KRISTEN (cont’d) Looks like I’m not the only one in need of a frame. Andy ignores Kristen and they move upstairs to the second floor. 56. ANDY The master bath is off of my room. Andy leads Kristen to the room and into it. As Andy steps into the room he SEES two bags lying on the floor that contain his Halloween costume. We can make out the tops of the boots peeking out one of the bags. Kristen enters the room and looks around. Andy ushers her toward the bathroom. We SEE Andy pull on his right earlobe as he mentions the two bags on the floor. ANDY (cont’d) Oh, I forgot to drop off my dry cleaning. Kristen does not notice the bags as she enters the bathroom. KRISTEN I have some things I need to drop off. I’ll be happy to take yours too. ANDY Thanks, but that’s not necessary. While Kristen is in the bathroom Andy scurries over to the bags, scoop them up, and throws them in a walk-in closet. He then pulls a few shirts off their hangers and tosses them on the over the bags. He exits the closest and speaks to Kristen through the bathroom door. ANDY (cont’d) I’m going downstairs to get us something cold to drink. KRISTEN Okay. I’ll meet you in the kitchen. Andy exits the room and heads downstairs to the kitchen. Kristen stands in the luxurious bathroom which includes a large, tiled bathtub. She checks her face in a mirror then exits the bathroom, walks downstairs and enters the kitchen. Andy hands her a tall glass filled with Gatorade. ANDY Starfruit Gatorade okay? KRISTEN Love it. Your house is beautiful. ANDY Thanks. Sometimes I think it’s too much of a bachelor’s pad. 57. KRISTEN When I think of a bachelor’s pad I picture a one bedroom studio with sports posters on the walls and lava lamps on the floor. ANDY I guess I meant it could use a little more style or grace. KRISTEN What you really mean is a woman’s touch. ANDY Well, maybe... So I guess since you went to see your sister, you weren’t called in to crack any big case over the weekend? KRISTEN Right. We just had ongoing surveillance. We have other people doing that. ANDY Surveillance? How do I know I’m not under surveillance now? KRISTEN (deadpan) You don’t. Andy reacts with surprise to Kristen’s seriousness. We then SEE Kristen smile. She moves closer to Andy and looks longingly in his eyes. KRISTEN (cont’d) Actually, I’ve had you on my private radar for quite some time. Andy places his arms around Kristen. ANDY Really? Andy releases his hug and takes Kristen’s hands. He looks her over from head to toe. ANDY (cont’d) Do you have one of those tiny cameras hidden on you? Andy moves in to kiss Kristen. 58. KRISTEN Maybe. ANDY Good. I hope this makes a nice shot. Andy places a gentle kiss on Kristen’s lips. We then SEE them embrace and kiss each other passionately. We PULL BACK and we SEE the sunlight pouring in through the windows, creating a silhouette of Andy and Kristen as they continue to kiss. DREAM SEQUENCE: Preston Burkett stands at a podium speaking at a press conference. Reporters and photographers huddle around Burkett. ANOTHER ANGLE and we SEE the scene through a large screen television. A scroll moves across the bottom of the screen stating: Apogee Tech., Inc. press conference. In the upper right corner of the screen we SEE the stock symbol, ApTI, and the number forty-five next to it. We SEE the number change to forty-seven. Burkett addresses the audience. PRESTON BURKETT I’d like to introduce the person who is primarily responsible for this remarkable innovation, Andrew Crandell. We HEAR clapping and we SEE the stock ticker price change rapidly moving from fifty-one through the sixties and seventies and up over one hundred. Burkett looks about the room in anticipation of Andy’s arrival. No one steps up to the podium and Burkett chuckles. PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d) Oh, that’s right. I guess he’s missing out on this! Burkett doubles over laughing. He speaks through his nonstop laughter. PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d) He could have made a lot of dough on this one! Ha, ha! CLOSE SHOT of Andy’s face half buried in a pillow. We SEE his eyes open wide. He quickly sits up and we SEE he is in his bedroom. Andy rubs his face, trying to shake off his dream. 59. ANDY (mumbling) That bastard. We SEE Kristen lying in bed next to Andy. She begins to wake up. KRISTEN Are you okay? ANDY Yeah, I’m fine. Andy closes his eyes and rubs his forehead. ANDY (cont’d) Sorry to wake you. Go back to sleep. I’m just going to get a glass of water. In another room Andy puts down a glass of water and plops down on a couch. He grabs a remote control and flicks on the television. He turns down the volume and channel surfs. He stops on an old black and white silent movie and begins watching it. INSERT: A SCENE FROM THE MOVIE ON THE TELEVISION We SEE a male and a woman in a bedroom. We SEE the subtitles on the bottom of the screen as the male says: Oh, I could never do that. The woman replies: Of course you can. We SEE another scene and we SEE the actor plucking his eyebrows. Behind the actor we SEE a dress on a mannequin. BACK ON ANDY Andy closes his eyes and rubs his forehead. He then opens his eyes and cocks his head as if an idea just came to him. He continues to view the movie more intently. INT. / EXT. ANDY’S CAR AS HE DRIVES TO THE ALLURE SALON – DAY Andy talks on his cell phone. He listens to Jennifer through an ear piece. ANDY I know it’s been a long time, Jen. I’m sorry I haven’t called. I can’t talk now but I promise to call soon. Right now I just need to know if you’re still in charge of getting temps? 60. Andy removes his ear piece and presses a button which switches the conversation to a hands free speaker. We HEAR Jennifer reply to Andy’s question. JENNIFER (V.O) Yes. The biggest problem I have is getting coverage for Burkett’s secretary. She’s always out. Not that I blame her. I dread putting someone in to replace her because the poor soul has to deal with that lecherous creep. ANDY That may be too much info for me... but maybe not. I have to go, but thanks. If anyone asks, I called to ask you to lunch and I said I’d set a date for later. Okay? JENNIFER (V.O.) Sure, Andy. Take care of yourself. ANDY You too. Bye. Andy presses a button to end the call just as he pulls into the Allure salon parking lot. He enters the salon holding the two bags containing his Halloween costume. Joy greets him. JOY Well, hello, Andy. Oh, you’ve got your costume! I was beginning to think you wanted to keep it. Andy greets Joy with a kiss on the cheek. ANDY You’re not going to let this go, are you dear? JOY Sometime. How’ve you been? ANDY I’m good. How’s things with you? JOY Busy. Your hair’s growing fast. ANDY I guess... I’ll catch up with you later. Right now I need to see Pam. Is she in? 61. JOY She’s out back. If you want a cut, I’ll have time in just a minute. ANDY No, that’s okay. Is she with anyone? JOY I don’t think so. ANDY Thanks. Andy walks past Joy and into another room. A perplexed look occupies Joy’s face as she watches Andy leave the room. CLOSE SHOT of Pam. PAM (loudly) Are you serious? Andy tries to hush Pam. ANDY Yes. PAM And why do you want to do this? ANDY I can’t tell you that. I just need to know if you’ll help... and that it’s doable. PAM Oh, I told you before, it’s doable. ANDY Then here’s the deal. I’ll give you ten thousand in cash up front. Then after everything’s done, I’ll set you up with another fifty thousand in an offshore account. PAM Get out of here! ANDY I’m not kidding. But there’s a couple of absolute rules. First, no one else knows. Not even Joy. It’s imperative. Okay? 62. PAM For that kind of money this girl can keep her mouth shut. No problem. ANDY The other thing is you’ll have to move. PAM Move? ANDY Yes. PAM But how can I help if I’m not here? ANDY I mean later. Okay? PAM Okay, but is this il... never mind. ANDY All right. If Joy’s busy, let’s get started. What do I need to do? PAM I think you’re going to be a little overwhelmed. ANDY I’m ready. PAM Maybe I should make you a list. ANDY That’s not necessary. PAM Okay then, big guy. Here’s what you’re going to need to do. From a distance and out of earshot we SEE Pam point to one of her fingers, then another as she lists Andy’s instructions. ANOTHER ANGLE as Andy and Pam continue their conversation. 63. PAM (cont’d) Start with that. Joy is off tomorrow, so come in about ten, okay? ANDY Sure. INT. A DRUGSTORE – LATER THE SAME DAY Andy waits in line at a check out counter. We SEE some of the items he is purchasing including a Venus ladies razor, shaving gel, moisturizer, hand cream, and bath oil. A TEENAGE CHECK OUT GIRL begins scanning the items. After taking note of a few of the items the checkout girl eyes Andy curiously. She continues to scan the remaining items. Andy’s notices the girl’s look. He quickly finds a rack of condoms near the checkout. He looks at an OLDER WOMAN in line behind him. He smiles at the woman and puts up one finger, imploring for her patience. He then moves over to the condom section and grabs the first package within reach. He brings them over to the check out counter. The older woman gives a huff of disgust. Andy pretends to scratch off a couple of items from the list he holds. ANDY (to the check out girl) Add these too, please. CHECK OUT GIRL Anything else? ANDY No, thank you. Andy pays cash, helps the girl bag the items, then grabs the bags and walks out of the store. EXT. A HIGHWAY – DAY Andy’s car speeds down the highway. His car travels under a sign that reads: Interstate 5 – South – Salem. EXT. / INT. A CELLULAR PHONE STORE – EARLY EVENING- DUSK Andy’s car pulls in the lot of the cellular phone store. We PICK UP Andy inside the store at the counter speaking with a salesperson. 64. ANDY Hi. I need a throw away cellular phone with a good range. SALESPERSON Okay. I can show you a few. ANDY Those would be untraceable, right? SALESPERSON Yes. And we don’t keep sales records if you pay with cash. ANDY Good. I’m going to need four or five. SALESPERSON Let me show you your options. EXT. A COMPUTER STORE – A LITTLE LATER ANDY walks out of the store toting a couple of bags large enough to hold a lap top and a few other items. EXT. A HIGHWAY – THE SAME NIGHT A sign with a mileage marker indicates Seattle is thirty miles away. Andy travels in his car and talks on his cell phone. We HEAR Kristen’s voice on her answering machine. At the beep, Andy leaves her a message. As he speaks we SEE him tug on his right earlobe. ANDY Hi, it’s Andy. Just wanted to let you know I have to work late tonight. I’ll try you tomorrow... Dinner maybe? Bye. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – NIGHT Andy is seated in front of his computer. Next to the computer is his newly purchased Apple Powerbook. Andy’s POV as he views the computer screen. Andy has his on-line bank statement displayed on the screen. The checking account balance reads: $204,128.42. Andy scrolls back to his October statement and we see a deposit for $234,569.41. Andy logs off and shuts down the computer. He then moves to the Apple Powerbook. 65. Andy’s home page, the USA Today, pops up on the screen. Andy types on the Powerbook. We SEE a web page titled, Seattle Real Estate Consortium. A dialogue box prompts Andy to type in the criteria he is searching for. Andy types, security, privacy and amenities into the box. Underneath the box Andy selects the two thousand plus option in the monthly price range choices. He hits the enter button and a few thumbnail pictures of rental properties matching his criteria pop up on the screen. Andy takes a piece of scrap paper and writes down a few of the options then he selects the print application option. We then SEE Andy pick up a software box containing the latest version of Cosmopolitan Makeover. Andy loads the computer program onto the Powerbook and launches it. He then places a headshot photo of himself into the program. Using the program he proceeds to place several women’s wigs on his headshot. He tries several before pausing on a long, curly dark brown choice. He writes the selection down on another piece of scrap paper. We then SEE Andy reach into his briefcase and pull out the green memory stick he copied information onto the day he left his office. He hits a few keystrokes and on the screen we SEE the prompt: downloading Preeminent Defender, please wait. ANOTHER ANGLE as Andy continues to work on the Powerbook. Andy continues to work on the Preeminent Defender program into the night and early morning hours of the next day. INT. THE ALLURE SALON - DAY Andy is seated in a chair in one of the rooms located in the back of the salon. ANDY Remember when you said you knew people who could make i.d.’s? We SEE Andy is talking to Pam. PAM You are not anywhere near ready for that, dear. How’d you make out with the wig choice? Next to Andy and Pam a computer is running the same Cosmopolitan Makeover program Andy used at his house. ANDY I’ll show you. Andy calls up the long, curly choice he selected at home. 66. PAM That might do for now, but I think you’re going to need a more happening, realistic choice. Your own hair would be best, but it needs a little more length. We might want to go with extensions. You’re also going to need some high quality breast forms, probably a few types of shapewear, and another item for... concealment purposes. ANDY Okay. PAM This is going to get quite expensive. ANDY The payoff will be worth it. PAM Payoff? ANDY (ignoring Pam’s comment) I need you to order all the stuff you just mentioned and send it to your place. PAM I suppose I can do that. But you know that’s just the beginning, right? Andy reaches into the briefcase he carried into the salon. He pulls out several large denomination bills neatly bundled in paper currency wrappers. He forms one stack out of the money and he hands it to Pam. ANDY Here’s the initial ten thousand I promised. There’s also some extra to cover the orders. Pam takes the money. She is astounded. She flips through the pile in amazement. PAM Wow. I guess you are for real. ANDY I might need you to do a couple of other favors for which I’ll compensate you more. 67. PAM Sure. I can make suggestions, but you’re going to have to pick out your own clothes. ANDY I planned on doing that. PAM Your safest bet is to stick to ordering from the web or from catalogs. Not everyone is okay with this kind of thing you know. The skirt for your costume was a four so I’d stick with that size to start. Whatever you’re eating, eat less of it. You can be like every woman on the planet and start thinking you need to lose a few pounds. And you can start buying shoes just because they’re sexy or cute regardless if they are comfortable or not. PAM looks at a few different shades of foundation. She then looks at Andy’s face trying to see which shade would be the best match. PAM (cont’d) You know, before you start ordering everything in sight and wasting a lot of money, you need to find a style, a look that works for you. Pam picks up a handful of women’s magazines. As she plops them in Andy’s lap. PAM (cont’d) These should help. Look through them and start studying. ANDY Studying? PAM Yes. Poses, looks, styles. If this is going to work you have to be completely immersed and prepared. Like you would be for one of your software product developments... You know, the catalog clothes will be fine, but I can also send you to my friend’s store. She’s got some fabulous pieces that you should have. I’ll call her and let her know you’ll be stopping in. Pam picks up a bag from the floor and pulls out a pair of very high heel pumps. 68. PAM (cont’d) What size shoe do you wear? ANDY Seven and a half. Pam hands Andy the shoes. PAM These are nines. They’re a little small for me, but they should be okay for you. ANDY The heels are quite high. PAM That’s right. Master these and you’ll be fine with anything. Start wearing them around the house all the time, or as much as you can. We’ll start with makeup training at my place tomorrow night. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – NIGHT Andy stands in the kitchen looking over one of the several magazines strewn all over the kitchen table and counters. We PAN DOWN and SEE Andy is wearing the pumps Pam gave him. Andy closes the magazine he’s been viewing. He turns and walks, managing fairly well in the heels, into a bathroom. He starts the shower. He then bends down and removes his shoes the way a woman typically does by bending his leg at the knee and pushing his ankle out away from his body. He takes in a deep breath. He steps into the shower and we SEE him begin to shave his legs. EXT. THE STREETS NEAR ANDY’S HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY Kristen, dressed in shorts and a tee shirt, runs next to Andy who is dressed in long running pants and a long sleeved shirt. SEVERAL SHOTS as we see them run together. They both of breath hard and perspire. KRISTEN Aren’t you hot? ANDY A little. Andy and Kristen continue their run. 69. A SERIES OF SHOTS A) Andy and Kristen enjoying a night at a play. B) Andy and Kristen having a romantic dinner at a restaurant. A waitress approaches their table. Andy puts his hands up in the air indicating he is finished, and he signals the waitress to take his dish away. The waitress picks up Andy’s dinner plate, and we SEE that half of his dinner remains on the plate. C) Andy and Kristen strolling through a science museum. We SEE them playing with some of the interactive displays in the physical science section of the museum. D) Kristen in Andy’s car in front of her house. Andy hands her a picture frame with a bow around it. Kristen smiles and kisses Andy. E) Andy and Kristen enjoying a football game in California. Kristen is wearing shorts, but Andy is wearing long pants. F) Andy and Kristen at an upscale restaurant. Kristen pops some liquid nitrogen infused food into her mouth. She then exhales out her mouth creating a white puff of fog. Andy laughs and begins to try his food. G) Andy and Kristen in their hotel room at night after the game. Kristen and Andy begin to kiss. Kristen places her hands under Andy’s shirt and begins to remove it. Andy stops Kristen and pulls away. Andy and Kristen talk M.O.S. We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe as he continues to talk with Kristen. EXT. / INT. A TRENDY WOMEN’S CLOTHING STORE – LATE MORNING Andy walks into the store carrying a medium size shopping bag that appears to be half full. Andy looks around the store. In the b.g. we SEE a woman customer milling about. It appears that Andy and the woman customer are the only people in the store. Andy picks up a pair of shoes and examines them. O.S. we HEAR a voice, which belongs to the store’s owner, ALEESHA. ALEESHA (sternly) Halloween has been over for quite some time. 70. A startled Andy searches for the person who owns the voice. We SEE Aleesha looking suspiciously at Andy. She then smiles warmly and extends her hand to Andy. ALEESHA (cont’d) Good morning. I’m Aleesha. I’m betting you’re Andy. ANDY Yes, but.... ALEESHA Pam said to expect you. Andy nods his head in acknowledgement. ALEESHA Let’s get started. I’ll make some suggestions and you can try them on and see what you think. Andy’s eyes grow big. He rolls his eyes and tosses his head as he tries to get Aleesha to realize there is another customer in the store within earshot. Ignoring Andy’s embarrassment, Aleesha turns and glances at the other customer who is oblivious to Andy and Aleesha’s conversation. ALEESHA (cont’d) Oh, don’t worry about that. I’ll take care of her. A few minutes later Andy reluctantly emerges from a dressing room wearing one of the outfits Aleesha has selected. Andy is also wearing some body shaping undergarments which give him a pronounced womanly figure. ALEESHA That looks awesome on you! Aleesha treats Andy as she would any other customer. She moves over to Andy for a closer inspection of the fit of the clothes. Andy then disappears into the dressing room. SEVERAL SHOTS as Andy emerges from the dressing room modeling different outfits for Aleesha. As he progresses through each change he gradually becomes more at ease to the point where we see him strut out like a model to Aleesha’s approval. Andy exits the store carrying several packages filled with his purchases. 71. EXT. SEATAC (SEATTLE, WASHINGTON) AIRPORT – ESTABLISHING – NIGHT Andy pulls away from an airport rental car lot driving a rental car. We SEE Andy talking on one of the disposable cellular telephones he previously purchased. ANDY Hi, Kristen. It’s Andy. I was hoping to catch you... (tugging on his right earlobe) I just wanted to say I’m going to be very busy with work the next few days, in and out of town, so I’m not sure if we’ll be able to get together much. We SEE Andy take his hand away from his right ear. ANDY (cont’d) I miss you. Sorry. Andy presses a button to end the call. He then tosses the phone on the passenger seat and stares at the road ahead. INT. A SHOPPING MALL IN SEATTLE – DAY We PICK UP Andy walking into the mall. Christmas decorations adorn the stores. Andy enters a women’s clothing store. A SALESLADY immediately approaches Andy. SALESLADY Hello. Shopping for a Christmas present or gift? ANDY Hi, oh no – not really. Andy peruses a rack of clothes. The saleslady continues to talk. SALESLADY Is there something I can help you with? ANDY I’m just looking right now, thanks. The saleslady displays a sneering smile. She quickly looks Andy up, down and back up, pausing on Andy’s too perfectly groomed eyebrows. 72. SALESLADY Okay. The saleslady walks to the back of the store and speaks quietly to a co-worker. The co-worker listens then covertly glances over at Andy. The two women continue their conversation which is apparently about Andy. This increases Andy’s already heightened uneasiness and he quickly exits the store. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY Through the front window of Andy’s house we SEE a UPS truck slow down and stop in front of Andy’s house. A few seconds later we HEAR the doorbell of Andy’s house ring. Andy, dressed in shorts, appears from another room. Andy peeks out the window and notices the UPS truck. He walks to the door and opens it. Andy’s POV as he focuses on a woman UPS TRUCK DRIVER holding a package. The UPS driver checks the address on the package and without immediately looking up, she greets Andy. UPS DRIVER Hi, I’ve got a package for A. Crandell. ANDY That’s me. The UPS driver’s POV. She looks up and Andy’s smooth, hairless legs catch her attention. She also spots a piece of tissue paper on his shin with blood on it from a razor nick. The driver looks at the package. We SEE the return label of a women’s clothing store. The woman hastily hands Andy the package. Andy notices the curious look the driver has given him and he looks down at his legs and spots the red stained tissue paper. He quickly takes the package from the driver. UPS DRIVER Sign here, please. Andy quickly signs for the package. ANDY Thank you. UPS DRIVER (walking away) You’re welcome. Have a nice day. 73. Andy moves inside with the package and breathes a sigh of relief. EXT. A SEATTLE REAL ESTATE OFFICE – NIGHT Andy’s rental car pulls up to the closed office. He stops and gets out of the car and drops a large envelope in the office mail/drop box. INT. PAM’S HOUSE – NIGHT CLOSE UP of Andy’s eye. We PULL back to reveal more of his eyelid and eyebrow. We SEE his eye is expertly painted with eye shadow and liner. We notice Andy’s eyebrows have a thinner, slightly more feminine shape. We SEE the end of a mascara wand. The wand deftly coats Andy’s eyelash with mascara. We PULL BACK further to reveal Andy’s hand at the end of the wand. We SEE Andy’s face is completely made up and framed by a long wig. He looks quite pretty and convincingly female. We SEE Andy is fully dressed as a female with all the right shapes and curves. We SEE an array of cosmetics on a counter. In the b.g. we SEE a digital camera. We HEAR Pam’s voice O.S. PAM It’s amazing what a quick study you are. ANDY Thanks. Andy’s voice is the one noticeable giveaway that he is not female. PAM We’re moving to the point of no return here, you know. ANDY I know. Right on schedule. PAM Let’s see you walk. Andy stands up and walks around like a runway model. PAM (cont’d) I think you’ve got it down too good. Take it down a few notches. (more) 74. PAM (cont’d) Don’t exaggerate so much. Ninety-eight percent of women don’t walk like that. That’s a drag queen version you’ve got going. You need to be more natural. Believe me with those legs you’ll get enough looks without drawing attention to yourself by being flamboyant. The idea is to blend. ANDY You’re right. PAM I think we have to get your voice down. If you sound good everything else will fall into place. Practice what we talked about speaking from your diaphragm without the fake falsetto. Andy speaks in a convincingly female voice. ANDY Like this. PAM Oh, my – you’ve got it! That’s great! We SEE Andy’s demeanor change. His posture and stance, although feminine, are no longer exaggerated. He walks into another room, comes back and then sits down. He then touches up his makeup all in a distinctly natural, female manner. PAM (cont’d) You are definitely ready for a test! But first let me get that right ear pierced. Pam check Andy’s left ear, then she marks the right ear. She steps back and checks to make sure that the holes will be lined up. She the quickly pierces Andy’s right ear. PAM (cont’d) Everyone tells you not to take the studs out for four to six weeks, but you can take it out and put it back in if you keep it clean and can put up with some soreness... Come on, let’s go! I’ll tell you more on the way. ANDY (continuing with female voice) Wait. 75. Andy walks into another room and then returns holding a business card. ANDY I need you to call this number tomorrow and make sure they received the envelope I left. PAM You left? ANDY Yes, that I... no, that Kara left. Ask them to mail the keys to the address on the back of that card. PAM Kara, huh? Okay, Kara I can do that. Now let’s find you something a little more wild for night life action! INT. THE OTHER SIDE DANCE CLUB – NIGHT Pam, dressed for a night out, enters the club. Andy, dressed in a short skirt and high heels, follows timidly. Pam grabs Andy’s hand. PAM Don’t worry. No one is going to judge you here. Pam and Andy move into the club. Pam greets a doorman, FRANK. PAM (cont’d) Hey, Frank. How are you? FRANK Hi, Pam. I’m fine. It’s just starting to pick up a little. Who’s your lady friend? PAM Sorry. This is Kara. Kara, this is Frank. ANDY/KARA (waves) Hello. FRANK Nice to meet you, Kara. 76. As a few more people enter the club, Frank ushers Pam and Andy inside. With a wave of his hand he coaxes Pam and Andy to keep moving further into the club. As he focuses on the next group coming in, he speaks to Andy and Pam. FRANK (cont’d) You ladies have a nice night. Pam and Andy walk into the club. SEVERAL SHOTS of the club’s patrons: A) Two men talking at the bar. B) Two women, dressed in leather, hugging each other. C) Two flamboyant drag queens parade around like runway models. D) An empty dance floor and performance stage. E) A man and a woman seated at a table talking to each other. Pam leads Andy to a table. They sit down at the table. PAM You’ll see it all in here, honey. But everyone’s cool. Just take it easy on the alcohol and we’ll have fun. And I’ll bet you more women hit on you than men. We SEE SEVERAL SHOTS of the patrons including Andy walking up to the bar and ordering two drinks from the bartender. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY Andy is seated in front of his Powerbook. His hair is noticeably longer, falling past his ears and slightly in his face. We SEE the Preeminent Defender program on the Powerbook Screen. CLOSE SHOT of ANDY as we SEE an earring stud in his right ear. Andy concentrates intently on the screen. He pauses, then types at a furious pace. We HEAR his doorbell ring. Andy reacts to the bell by looking at a clock near his computer. ANDY Damn! It’s that late already?! Andy looks himself over. He hurriedly steps away from the computer and we SEE he is dressed in running clothes. 77. Andy rushes into the downstairs bathroom. We HEAR the doorbell ring again. Andy pops out of the bathroom long enough to yell at the front door before darting back into the room. ANDY (cont’d) Just a second! I’ll be right there! Andy rushes out of the bathroom and moves to the front door. His hair is slicked back with styling gel and tied into a ponytail. Andy’s POV as he opens the door and sees Kristen standing outside holding a UPS package. KRISTEN Special delivery. As Kristen finishes her message, she looks quizzically at Andy. KRISTEN (cont’d) Hi, I... Andy senses her curious gaze. ANDY I guess you don’t like the ponytail look? Kristen enters the house and moves closer to Andy. Andy takes the package from Kristen before the box hits him. KRISTEN No, no... it just caught me by surprise. ANDY It’s okay then? KRISTEN Yeah, it’s just... different for you. You look, younger I guess. I never noticed that your ears are pierced. Andy ignores Kristen comment and ushers her further into the house. He places the box next to a coffee table. We SEE several women’s clothes catalogs on the table. On the bottom of the pile we notice a Cosmopolitan magazine peeking out from the stack. ANDY Come on in. Thanks for the delivery. I’ll just be a second. 78. Kristen’s POV as she notices the computer area and the pile of papers scattered around it. KRISTEN Wow. Looks like you’ve been busy. Andy scoots over to the computer. As he moves to his work station, Kristen moves over to the coffee table and picks up one of the magazines. Andy quickly shuts down the computer and hurries over to Kristen. KRISTEN (cont’d) This place has some nice clothes. Is that where the package is from? Andy moves closer to Kristen and attempts to divert her attention away from the magazines. ANDY I think so. We SEE Andy tug on his right earlobe. ANDY (cont’d) I ordered some Christmas presents for my sister. KRISTEN You’ve got a lot of magazines here. Andy tries unsuccessfully to get between Kristen and the coffee table. ANDY Yeah, you know how it is, you order from one place and bam – you’re on a big mailing list. Next thing you know you’ve got all kinds of catalogs coming. Kristen picks up a Victoria’s Secret catalog from the pile. KRISTEN I hope you’re not ordering for your sister from here. Andy takes the catalog from Kristen and hugs her. ANDY You know, there are some other people on my list this year. I’d like one of them to be surprised. 79. Andy kisses Kristen. KRISTEN Oh, I love surprises. Are you sure you don’t need the surprisee’s sizes? Andy scoops up all the catalogs and begins walking away from Kristen. He walks upstairs and talks over his shoulder to Kristen. ANDY I’m all set. Let me just grab a hat and a warm up top. KRISTEN It’s really unseasonably warm out there. You’d probably be good without one. ANDY (mimicking a newsman.) Thank you for the weather update, Meteorolgist Kristen. Now back to you, Dan. Kristen laughs as Andy disappears upstairs. A little later we SEE Andy and Kristen running down Andy’s street. In the b.g. we SEE a Seattle City Light (Electric Company) truck parked on the side of the street. We SEE a utility worker climbing an electric pole. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – DAY Andy works on his Powerbook computer. We SEE him open the Preeminent Defender program. CLOSE UP of the Powerbook screen. As the program opens we SEE an icon of a man dressed in a suit of armor. The man becomes animated and he performs a few martial arts moves. He then stands straight at attention as a metal gate falls down behind him. Andy continues to work on the program. ANDY Okay, P.D... Let’s see what we can do. We SEE Andy hack into the Seattle Federal Credit Union files. We SEE an account set up form displayed on the screen. Andy types Kara W. Renada in the primary account holder name box on the form. We SEE him continue to type on the keyboard. ANDY (cont’d) There. That should do it. 80. We watch as Andy works on the computer. Andy looks at a piece of paper next to the Powerbook. He then looks at the computer screen and we SEE the words on top of the page displayed on the screen: Offshore Account Set-Up. Andy continues to type. On the screen we SEE Pam followed by several numbers. INT. A RESTAURANT/BAR – SAME TIME Seated at a table in the bar, Joy and Pam sip cocktails. JOY Andy hasn’t been around in a while. Have you seen him? PAM No, no I haven’t. JOY I know he tends to get caught up in things and we don’t talk for a while but it’s never been this long. I guess I always saw him because he was getting his hair cut so often. PAM Maybe you should call him? JOY Yes, I will. You haven’t talked to him, either?... Because I know you two were getting kind of tight. PAM Joy, if you’re upset about that please let me know. I don’t want it to hurt our friendship. JOY Oh, no – not at all. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – A FEW DAYS LATER Andy, in full female attire, is slouched down in a chair watching CNN on a television in a back room of his house. We SEE him suck on a beer. His posture and mannerisms are anything but female making his outfit appear to be in stark, comical contrast to his demeanor. We SEE a BUSINESS ANALYST on the television screen. Andy turns up the volume and we HEAR the business analyst on the television. 81. BUSINESS ANALYST And we’ve just got word that Apogee Technology plans to make what executives there are saying will be a significant business announcement within the next five to ten days. As Andy hears these words he sits upright in his chair. O.S. we HEAR the business analyst continue. BUSINESS ANALYST We hope to have more on this within the next couple of days. ANGLE ON Andy as he smiles coyly. ANDY That a boy, Burkett. I knew you wouldn’t be able to keep your mouth shut. Andy picks up one of the disposable cellular phones and places a call. ANDY (cont’d) Jim, it’s Andy... I know... and I can’t talk now either. Just listen. Don’t, I said do not buy... Trust me. Tell whoever you had involved too. And you never talked to me. Bye. INT. A HOUSE – SAME TIME The man with the paper from the earlier café scene sits at his computer. We SEE his on-line brokerage firm displayed on the computer screen. In the b.g. a television displays the same news show Andy has been watching. We SEE Apogee Technology, Inc. listed on the computer screen. The man executes a buy now option next to the Apogee listing. As the transaction progresses, we SEE the man smiling greedily. INT. ANDY’S HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY Andy makes a call on one of the disposable cellular phones. INTERCUT: THE ALLURE SALON Pam prepares for her next customer. She answers a ringing disposable cellular telephone. 82. PAM Hello. ANDY Hi. It’s point of no return time. PAM Are you sure? ANDY (with female voice) Absolutely, dear. PAM Okay. Joy’s gone at three today. My last cut should be done by four. I’ll close at five so come in right around then, okay? ANDY Perfect. Andy ends the call. He then moves around the house carrying a small canvas grocery bag. Into the bag he places the pile of magazines from the coffee table and three disposable cellular phones. He places the bag on a couch and starts to go upstairs. We SEE him stop abruptly. He then walks over to the canvas bag and pulls out the magazines. He throws the magazines in a garbage container and returns to the stairs. EXT. ANDY’S GARAGE – A LITTLE LATER Andy’s rental car is parked in the garage. Andy closes the garage door and begins loading some suitcases, shopping bags, the canvas bag, and the bag from the garbage container into the trunk of his rental car. We SEE the Powerbook computer on the garage floor behind the car. Andy picks up the Powerbook and places it in the trunk. EXT. STEWART STREET AT PIKE PLACE MARKET – LATER THE SAME DAY Andy, wearing dark glasses and a baseball hat with his hair tucked under it, walks down the street. Andy’s POV as he spots a MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES and a long leather duster coat. We SEE the man perform some hand signals to some people passing by. The people ignore him and continue walking. We SEE the man spot Andy. 83. Fearing Andy is a police officer, the man nonchalantly turns and walks away. Andy walks fast and catches up to the man. Andy leans into the man and speaks furtively to him. ANDY Hey, I need some work done. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES Do I know you? ANDY Come on. I’m paying a premium fee. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES You a cop? ANDY No. The man pulls up one of his sleeves exposing a white bandage on his forearm. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES Hey what’s the best thing for this burn, man? ANDY New skin. We SEE the man appraise Andy. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES What you need done? Andy starts to hand over a small manila envelope. ANDY There’s two extra bucks in there if you can get it done tomorrow. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES I don’t know. I’m backed up. Andy begins to put the envelope back in his pocket. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES Okay, okay – let me have it. Andy hands over the envelope and the man tucks it in the breast pocket of his duster. 84. ANDY She’ll pick it up tomorrow. Don’t give her a hard time. MAN WEARING SUNGLASSES You got it, cowboy. EXT / INT. THE ALLURE SALON – EARLY EVENING The salon’s lights are off. Andy’s rental car is in the parking lot. We MOVE inside and in the back of the salon we SEE a woman’s figure seated at Pam’s hair cutting station. We SEE Pam’s fingers working on Andy’s hair as she places highlighting strips in it. ANOTHER ANGLE and we SEE Andy’s long, acrylic fingernails. We SEE Pam begin painting his nails. We SEE Pam hovering around Andy and combing out his hair. CLOSE UP of Pam’s hands holding a black apron in front of Andy’s face. Pam speaks to Andy. PAM Okay, you are now officially Kara. Your hair came out great so don’t be shocked how good you look. Ready? We SEE the apron fall revealing Andy/Kara. His hair has been highlighted and cut to a medium length in a very up to date style. His eyebrows are thinner and distinctly feminine. With the new hairstyle, full makeup, and clothes, Andy looks like a pretty woman that no one would suspect is a man. From this point on, Andy appears as Kara. ANDY/KARA Wow! PAM I know. Pretty incredible isn’t it, Kara? ANDY/KARA (in Kara’s voice) I just didn’t think it would be this good! PAM Remember to use Kara’s voice and no one will ever suspect a thing. ANDY/KARA Thank you. This is incredible! PAM Point of no return. Are you okay with it? 85. ANDY/KARA Yes, I’m just a little shocked I guess... I have a few things for you to do then regrettably, we have to say goodbye. Andy/Kara stands up and picks up his purse from a counter. He pulls out an envelope. ANDY/KARA (cont’d) This has all your account information. Follow the instructions and the money will be available to you. I included a tip. My only suggestion is that you withdraw it in small increments rather than all at once. You’ll need to be moved out and on a plane to wherever you’re going within two days... Sorry. PAM That’s fine. I’m ready. ANDY Have you said anything to Joy? PAM Not about this. I made a deal with you and I’ve kept it. Thank you for keeping up your end. ANDY/KARA You’re welcome. Now, I need to know when the garbage gets picked up. Andy/Kara moves next to two bags lying on the floor. PAM (puzzled) Uh, tomorrow. ANDY/KARA How about at your place? PAM The next day, I think. ANDY/KARA Perfect. Take the bag of my clothes and throw it out here. Then, this is very important – I need you to take this Powerbook and I want you to physically put it in the back of the garbage truck when it comes to collect at your house. (more) 86. ANDY/KARA (cont’d) Take one of the hundred dollar bills I put in the envelope and give it to the garbage truck driver. Then ask him to crush the Powerbook as you watch. PAM Will he do it? ANDY/KARA For a hundred dollars? I think so. He’s got to. Put the Powerbook in a bag if you want and make up some story that your dirt bag boyfriend is screwing around on you and you want to make him pay. I’m sure you’ll be able to convince him. Just make sure you watch him crush it. PAM Okay. ANDY/KARA Okay. I guess that’s it. Andy/Kara gives Pam a hug. ANDY/KARA (cont’d) Thanks for everything. You’ve been great. I hope everything goes well for you. Pam becomes teary eyed. PAM Thanks for giving me the opportunity to get to where I need to be. Andy/Kara wipes Pam’s tears. ANDY/KARA You’re welcome. Andy/Kara starts to leave then stops. ANDY/KARA Pam, I wish I could tell you what this is all about. PAM No, don’t. I don’t need to know. I just hope it’s worth it for you. 87. ANDY/KARA Thanks. EXT. / INT. A GROCERY STORE IN SEATTLE – LATER THE SAME NIGHT Andy/Kara checks his makeup in the rear view mirror of his rental car. We SEE him brush his teeth with his finger. He exits the car, and we SEE he’s parked in the grocery store’s parking lot. He walks toward the store’s entrance. We MOVE inside and near the end of one of the store’s aisles where we SEE a STORE EMPLOYEE stocking shelves. We SEE a plain, UNATTRACTIVE WOMAN walk down the aisle where the store employee is stocking shelves. She slows down near the employee and looks quizzically at the shelves. She looks at the list in her hand and then looks up at the items on the shelves again. As she moves down the aisle hopelessly searching for the item she needs, the store employee fails to acknowledge her and continues stocking the shelves. The woman looks for any markings at the end of the aisle where the employee is working. She obviously could use some assistance. Frustrated, she walks down the aisle and turns right at the end of the aisle and moves out of sight. At the opposite end of the aisle we see Andy/Kara is wearing the same outfit he was wearing at the salon with Pam, making him slightly overdressed for a grocery store shopping trip. He pushes a half full cart down the aisle and past the store employee. He searches for an item in the same manner as the unattractive woman before him. In the b.g. we SEE the store employee stop his work, look at Andy/Kara up and down then walk up to him. STORE EMPLOYEE Can I help you find something? ANDY/KARA Oh, no thank you. I think I found it. Andy is a little uneasy with the attention he’s receiving from the store employee. He quickly grabs the first item within reach, a feminine hygiene product. He then moves quickly away from the employee. Andy/Kara looks at the item he’s grabbed. He shakes his head in disbelief and embarrassment. He reluctantly places it in the cart with his other items. A little later he stands in the check out aisle next to his purchases on the checkout belt. Next to the feminine hygiene product we FIND a multipack of toothbrushes. 88. INT. / EXT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW RENTAL HOUSE – LATER, SAME NIGHT Andy’s rental car is parked in the driveway. The house is situated in a private neighborhood in another section of town far away from his other house. We MOVE inside Andy/Kara’s rental house. On a table near the front door we SEE a few restaurant menus and a typed note from the Seattle Real Estate Consortium. The beginning of the letter reads: Welcome to the neighborhood, Kara. In the b.g. we SEE some items on a table that Andy/Kara purchased at the grocery store. We FIND Andy/Kara upstairs unpacking some of the clothes from the suitcases he brought from his other house. All of the items he unpacks are female clothes. INT. ANDY/KARA’S RENTAL HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY Andy/Kara, conservatively dressed but still very feminine with perfect hair and makeup, practices female gestures as he moves about the house, talking to himself as he walks. ANDY/KARA Keep it natural... Keep the voice... Go higher up at the end of a sentence... Andy/Kara uses one of the disposable cellular phones to check his answering machine at his other house. We HEAR Kristen’s voice through the phone. KRISTEN (V.O.) Hi, it’s me. I know you said you weren’t going to be around much but I miss you. Call me when you can. Andy/Kara shakes his head. A major down side to his plan is he can’t see Kristen. He is in love with her, but he can’t divulge his plan to her. He starts to return Kristen’s call but then stops. EXT. STEWART STREET AT PIKE’S PLACE MARKET – A LITTLE LATER THE SAME DAY Andy/Kara walks down Stewart Street. He heads for the spot where he met the man he gave the envelope to the day before. We HEAR a voice behind Andy/Kara. It belongs to the man with the sunglasses. MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES Oh, wee! That sure is fine! 89. The man with the sunglasses walks up to Andy/Kara and places a hand on his arm. MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES (cont’d) You are much hotter in person... I wish I had a pic of you with your new “do”. (reaches into his breast coat pocket) These would have come out even better. Andy/Kara steps back and looks nervously at the man, fearing he will be recognized as Andy. MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES Don’t be nervous. I’m not gonna hurt you. Your man said you needed these. The man hands a package to Andy/Kara. MAN WITH THE SUNGLASSES (cont’d) Thanks for the business. Don’t forget to recommend me to anyone who needs some work done. Later. The man walks away as Andy/Kara stares blankly at nothing. He then snaps out of his trance and looks around to see if anyone witnessed the transaction. Andy’s POV as he sees several people moving about tending to their own business. Andy/Kara convinces himself that no one is watching and he walks away. EXT. SEATAC AIRPORT – LATER THE SAME DAY Andy/Kara pulls into an express drop off lane at a Hertz rental car outlet at the airport. He gets out of the car, then reenters to grab his purse. In the b.g. we SEE a MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE get in a car near Andy/Kara. Andy/Kara walks away from the car and inside to the rental counter. INT. THE HERTZ RENTAL CAR OUTLET – A FEW MINUTES LATER Andy/Kara stands at the rental counter. He is being waited on by a FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE. We SEE the male Hertz employee, who was out in the lot when Andy/Kara pulled in, appear from the Hertz backdrop. He walks past Andy/Kara and does a double take. MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE Excuse me. Didn’t I just see you at the express drop off lot? 90. ANDY/KARA Yes. MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE You should be all checked out then. ANDY/KARA Oh, I was just dropping that off for a friend. I have a rental reserved for myself. MALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE Oh, sorry. ANDY/KARA That’s okay. The female Hertz employee finishes typing in some information on her keyboard. Without looking up, she talks to Andy/Kara. FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE Okay, Kara. I have your on-line reservation confirmed. I just need to see your license for a second. ANDY/KARA Okay, but it should be prepaid. FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE It is. We just use your license number for registration purposes. To tell you the truth we used to check everyone’s license to make sure they were valid but we don’t anymore. But I didn’t say that. Andy/Kara hands over the license. The female employee looks at her computer screen and quickly enters the license number. After entering the information she studies the license then looks at Andy/Kara. FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE Wow. I like your new hairstyle. ANDY/KARA Thanks. It’s actually much easier to handle. FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE The color is great too. ANDY/KARA Thank you. 91. The female employee hands the license back to Andy/Kara. Andy/Kara places it in his purse. As he does we SEE the inside of his purse. Next to some cosmetics we SEE Andy’s male wallet. We SEE the female employee smile brightly at Andy/Kara. FEMALE HERTZ EMPLOYEE Thanks, Kara. You’re all set. Outside the rental outlet Andy/Kara drives away in a new rental car. INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – DAY Andy places a call on one of the disposable cellular phones. He uses Andy’s voice to speak. INSERT: Jennifer at Apogee Technology, Inc. Jennifer answers the telephone and speaks through a headset. BACK TO SCENE ANDY/KARA Jennifer. Hi, it’s Andy. JENNIFER (V.O.) Andy! I thought you disappeared off the face of the earth! ANDY/KARA I’m working on it. JENNIFER (V.O.) What’s that mean? ANDY/KARA Never mind. I’m kind of rushed here and I apologize for that. I need to know if you still need temps. JENNIFER (V.O.) Well, Burkett’s secretary is out the next three days. She needs a vacation away from him. ANDY/KARA Really? Will Burkett be in? 92. JENNIFER (V.O.) He’s scheduled to be away for two days starting the day after tomorrow. ANDY/KARA Okay. I need you to do me a huge favor. Tomorrow at two-twenty call Lightning Temps Agency and.... JENNIFER (V.O.) We don’t use them anymore. We use Temps Solutions. Andy/Kara picks up a pen and writes down the name of the agency on a pad of paper with the Seattle Real Estate Consortium logo on top of the page. ANDY/KARA Then call them at two-thirty. Ask for someone for the next two days that you haven’t used before, someone new. JENNIFER (V.O.) Can you tell me why? ANDY/KARA I have a friend who needs some work. JENNIFER (V.O.) You want me to throw one of your friends at the wolf? What did she do to you? ANDY/KARA I thought you said he’d be out? Andy/Kara walks around with female mannerisms but he continues to use his male voice. JENNIFER (V.O.) That can always change. What did this poor soul do to you? ANDY/KARA Nothing. She just needs the work. I’ll... she’ll risk it. She can handle herself. JENNIFER (V.O.) If you’re sure. 93. ANDY/KARA Yes. Thanks. Oh, if anyone asks, I called to ask you out to dinner to get caught up and I said I’d set up a date later. JENNIFER (V.O.) If only that were true. ANDY/KARA Sometime soon. Thanks, Jen. Bye. JENNIFER (V.O.) Bye. EXT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – DAY A landscaping/yard maintenance crew tends to Andy’s yard. In the b.g. we SEE a card hanging from the front door handle. Kristen pulls up to the house close to one of the YARD MAINTENANCE WORKERS. She rolls down her window and speaks to the worker. KRISTEN Excuse me, have you seen Andy today? YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER No, sorry. KRISTEN Did he set up this appointment? YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER We’re on a prepaid contract so we just come on a regular basis whenever we can fit it in our schedule. Kristen looks irritated. KRISTEN I see. YARD MAINTENANCE WORKER Is something wrong? KRISTEN No, thanks. Kristen pulls away. The worker waves then continues his work. 94. INT. THE FRONT DESK OF TEMPS SOLUTIONS OFFICE – DAY Andy/Kara enters the office. He is greeted by the office manager, LISA. LISA Good afternoon. Can I help you? ANDY/KARA Hi, yes. I’d like to register for any office manager placements you might have? Lisa puts together a few pieces of paper. LISA Sure. If you’d like to have a seat, I’ll have you fill out these forms for me and we’ll see what we have to offer. ANDY/KARA Great. LISA Go ahead and have a seat and I’ll bring them right over. ANDY/KARA Thank you. Andy/Kara walks over to a row of seats and sits down. Lisa walks over to Andy/Kara and hands him the forms attached to a clipboard. As she does this two OFFICE MEN walk by. They both admire Andy/Kara’s high heels and skirted legs. They pass by without paying much attention to Lisa. LISA (to the men) Hi, guys. The men continue to admire Andy/Kara but he doesn’t notice as he has already started filling out the forms. TWO OFFICE MEN (while looking at Andy/Kara) Hi, Lisa. We HEAR the office telephone ring at Lisa’s desk. She walks over to answer it. We SEE a clock on the wall that reads ten minutes after two o’clock. 95. LISA It’s been a crazy day. Everybody is so demanding. A lot of people need help. I’ve got to answer this, but if you need any help with those forms give me a wave. ANDY/KARA Okay. Don’t let them push you around. Lisa smiles and lets out a little laugh before answering the call in her most pleasant voice. LISA Good afternoon, Temps Solutions. How can I help? Andy/Kara turns an ear toward Lisa’s desk and try to listen in on her conversation. We HEAR Lisa O.S. LISA (O.S.) Masonry workers? No, we just deal with office help. Andy/Kara realizes it’s not Jennifer and he returns to completing the application. INSERT: A clock on the wall reads: two eighteen. We HEAR Lisa’s phone ring. Andy/Kara stands up and walks to Lisa’s desk. Lisa answers the telephone. LISA Good afternoon, Temps Solutions. How can I help?... Oh, hi, Jen... Yes, but we’re glad to have your business... Let’s see. Lisa looks at her computer screen. LISA (cont’d) New? Lisa’s POV as she sees Andy/Kara standing in front of her. LISA Hang on, you may be in luck. (to Andy/Kara) Kara, do you mind some light secretarial stuff? Andy/Kara That would be fine. 96. LISA Are you available tomorrow? ANDY/KARA I would have to check... no wait, I know I am. Lisa returns to speaking with Jennifer. LISA I think you’re all set. I have a new applicant standing right here. I need to finish her registration but I’m sure she’ll be fine. We HEAR Jennifer’s voice on the other end of the call. JENNIFER (V.O.) Is she pretty? Lisa pauses to sneak a peek at Andy/Kara. LISA Yes, why? JENNIFER (V.O.) Never mind. LISA I’ll call you right back. Lisa hangs up the phone and turns her attention to Andy/Kara. ANDY/KARA Do you have something for me? LISA I think so. I just need to finish your paperwork. It will just take a second. I’ll need to see some type of i.d., please. ANDY/KARA Oh, okay. Andy/Kara walks back over to his previous seat and retrieves his purse and coat. EXT. / INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – NIGHT We SEE a nighttime exterior shot of Andy/Kara’s new house. 97. We MOVE inside and SEE Andy/Kara seated at a table with papers scattered about. He works diligently, scribbling down some numbers on a piece of paper. We SEE the memory stick he used to copy the Preeminent Defender program onto. INT. ANDY/KARA’S NEW HOUSE – THE NEXT DAY We SEE Andy/Kara applying makeup. We SEE Andy/Kara’s upper body and we SEE he is swearing only a bra on top, and we SEE his very realistic breast cleavage. He finishes his makeup and then looks at the turtleneck sweater he has laid out. He realizes his dilemma. Placing the turtleneck over his head will probably smear his makeup. A few seconds later we SEE him struggling to get his head through the top of the sweater without too much damage to his makeup. We HEAR one of the disposable cellular phones ring. Andy/Kara pops his head out of the sweater and looks warily at the RINGING telephone. He walks over and picks up the phone. A caller identification number is displayed on the telephone but no name. He cautiously presses a button to connect the call and places the phone up to his ear but he does not say anything. We HEAR a female voice on the other end of the line. The voice belongs to Pam but Andy/Kara does not realize this right away. PAM (V.O.) Hello, Andy... Kara? Hello, it’s Pam. Andy/Kara recognizes Pam’s voice but is surprised to hear from her. ANDY/KARA Pam? INTERCUT: Pam, dressed in a sexy evening gown, standing at a pay phone in a Las Vegas casino lobby. ANDY/KARA (cont’d) Pam! What are you doing? Aren’t you gone yet? PAM Oh, I’m long gone, baby. I wasn’t going to call but you said if it was an emergency.... ANDY/KARA What’s up? 98. PAM I called Joy today to see how she’s doing and she said she was really worried because she hasn’t heard from you. She said she’s been leaving messages but you haven’t returned any. I thought you might like to know. ANDY/KARA I’ve been checking my machine remotely but she hasn’t left any. Come to think of it, I haven’t had any messages in a couple of days. PAM Are you sure your machine is working right? ANDY/KARA I don’t know. Okay, I’ve got to think about this. Thanks for the call. PAM You’re welcome. In the b.g. we SEE a man approaching Pam. ANDY/KARA Are you okay? PAM I’m great. Pam turns toward the approaching man then spins her back to him. PAM (cont’d) I gotta run. Bye. ANDY/KARA Bye. Pam hangs up the telephone just before the MAN greets her. Pam turns back to greet the man, and he takes her hand MAN Are you ready? PAM Yes, let’s go. Pam and the man walk together further into the casino. We SEE Andy/Kara pacing nervously. 99. EXT. ANDY/KARA’S HOUSE – THE SAME DAY – DUSK We SEE Andy/Kara’s rental car in front of his old house. Andy/Kara walks up to the front door. CLOSE UP of a sign hanging from the front door handle. We SEE it is from the Seattle City Light company and it’s a notification of an interruption of service for maintenance work on the lines in the neighborhood. ANDY/KARA (to himself) Well, that explains it. The interruption must have messed up the answering machine. Andy/Kara reaches into his purse for a key. ANOTHER ANGLE as we SEE Kristen’s car slowly come into view in front of Andy/Kara’s house. Her cars stops in front of the house. Kristen’s POV as she sees the back of Andy/Kara standing at the front door using the key to enter the house. KRISTEN You son of a bitch, bastard! Kristen, not recognizing Andy/Kara, assumes the “woman” entering the house is another girlfriend of Andy’s. KRISTEN (cont’d) And you gave her a key?! We SEE Kristen become more upset. She starts to get out of the car, but instead she drives away very fast. In the b.g. Andy/Kara enters the house, totally unaware that Kristen has just sped away. We FIND Kristen pulling up to her house. Tears flow down her cheeks. She stops the car and places her head on the steering wheel. After a few seconds she lifts her head and wipes away some tears. KRISTEN (to herself) I never saw that one coming. I thought you might have been the one, Andy. INT. ANDY/KARA’S HOUSE – SAME TIME Andy/Kara listens to his answering machine messages. As we HEAR Kristen’s voice we SEE Andy/Kara with his head bowed in sorrow/frustration. He wishes he could contact Kristen but he’s afraid it might ruin his forthcoming plan. 100. KRISTEN (V.O.) Hi, I’m not sure if you’re getting this – your greeting didn’t come on, just a loud beep. Anyway, Andy, I know you said you were going to be busy, I am too... but I just expected a little more consideration at this point in our relationship. Call me, so we can talk, please. EXT. A SEATTLE HIGHWAY – THE NEXT MORNING We SEE Andy/Kara driving the same roads we saw Andy drive in the opening scene. He pulls into the same parking garage that he parked in when he worked for Apogee. He drives past his old parking spot and parks in another spot. We SEE him take a deep breath and step out of the car. INT. THE APOGEE TECHNOLOGY BUILDING – A FEW MINUTES LATER Two elevator doors open and Andy/Kara, dressed conservatively but attractively, steps out of the elevator and walks toward Jennifer’s desk. Jennifer greets Andy/Kara. JENNIFER Good morning. Can I help you? ANDY/KARA Hi, I’m Kara. I’m temping today. JENNIFER Oh, yes. You caught me by surprise. The temps invariably, well until now anyway, stop downstairs at the wrong receptionist. Sheila, the receptionist downstairs, directs the newbies up here then calls me and let’s me know who’s on their way. ANDY/KARA Oh, I just came here first. JENNIFER How did you know to do that? We SEE Andy/Kara tug on his right earlobe. ANDY/KARA I saw a sign in the garage. 101. JENNIFER It’s nice that someone listened to me and finally put that up... Okay, Kara you’ll be with Mr. Burkett today. Jennifer hands some papers to Andy/Kara. JENNIFER (cont’d) The office suite is upstairs. It’s on the papers with your itinerary. If you have any questions just call me at three.... ANDY/KARA Seventeen. JENNIFER Seventeen. Yes, that’s right. How did you know that? We SEE Andy/Kara tug on his right earlobe. ANDY/KARA Oh, Andy told me the number. He also said you are terrific and if there are any problems that you are the one to call. JENNIFER He said that? That was nice. ANDY/KARA Yes, he’s a great guy – when he’s around. JENNIFER Tell me about it. ANDY/KARA I’d better get going. Thanks for all your help. JENNIFER You’re welcome. Andy/Kara walks toward the elevator. The elevator door opens and Jim steps out of the elevator. He walks by Andy/Kara and passes a smile. As Andy/Kara steps into the elevator Jim looks back at Andy/Kara. We HEAR Jennifer’s voice O.S. JENNIFER (O.S.) She’s temping as Burkett’s secretary today. 102. JIM God bless her. Jim walks closer to Jennifer and they continue their conversation. JENNIFER She’s a friend of Andy’s I guess. JIM Really? INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S EXTERIOR OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER Andy/Kara is seated at Burkett’s secretary’s desk in the space located outside of Burkett’s interior office. We SEE Andy/Kara looking over some papers. His eyes widen and a look of panic washes over his face. Andy/Kara is so upset he slips and uses his own voice. ANDY/KARA He’s here today?! She said he was going to be gone. Preston enters the exterior office. Immediately upon entering, he eyes Andy/Kara. PRESTON BURKETT Well, hello there. I’m Preston Burkett. Caught off guard, Andy/Kara swallows hard before regaining his composure. ANDY/KARA Hello, Mr. Burkett. I’m Kara. I’ll be temping for you today. Preston extends his hand. Andy/Kara puts his hand out for Preston to shake. Preston gently takes Andy/Kara’s hand and places his other hand on his arm. PRESTON BURKETT Preston, Kara. Call me Preston. ANDY/KARA Okay... Can I get you some coffee? 103. PRESTON BURKETT Yes, that’d be great. But take your time and get used to your space and where everything is first. Just bring the coffee in my office when you’re ready. ANDY/KARA I will. Preston walks into his office. Andy/Kara nearly faints with relief. Andy/Kara moves about the office. We SEE him beginning to make coffee, fumbling the filters and spilling some coffee grounds in the process. We SEE Preston in his office reading a newspaper. We SEE Andy/Kara typing on the keyboard of his computer at Preston’s secretary’s desk. A little later he delivers Preston’s coffee into Preston’s office. ANDY/KARA Sorry, I should have knocked. PRESTON BURKETT That’s fine. I was just looking at my schedule. I was supposed to be on a flight to San Francisco, but it’s been put off. ANDY/KARA Is that a good thing? PRESTON BURKETT Well, I got to meet you. Andy/Kara places Preston’s coffee on the left front corner of his desk. PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d) Ah, that’s right where I usually place my coffee. Andy/Kara circles nervously around the room. He does not want to look directly at Preston, partly for fear of being detected and partly because he’s uneasy with Preston’s forwardness. Andy/Kara spots a large softball trophy. ANDY/KARA Nice trophy. PRESTON BURKETT Yes, it is. We won the championship this year. We had a great year. 104. ANDY/KARA Are you going for a repeat this spring? PRESTON BURKETT Love to, but it’ll be hard. We lost two key players. Are you a baseball fan? ANDY/KARA Oh, very much so. Well, I better get back to my to do list. As Andy/Kara moves for the door, Preston speaks to him before he can exit. PRESTON BURKETT You know, Kara, I’d like to take you out to lunch as a thank you for helping us out. ANDY/KARA Oh, you’re helping me out more than I’m helping you. PRESTON BURKETT I’d still like to treat you. I have time before I leave for my afternoon meetings. ANDY/KARA That’s nice of you, but I have some errands I need to take care of during lunch today. How about tomorrow? Andy/Kara turns away and winces as he awaits Preston’s reply. ANDY/KARA (to himself) Please say no, please say no. PRESTON BURKETT I have an eight o’clock flight tomorrow that I will definitely be on. Andy/Kara pauses, gets a devilish grin, then turns and speaks seductively to Preston. ANDY/KARA Will you be free for dinner tomorrow? PRESTON BURKETT Absolutely. 105. Andy/Kara opens the office door. As he walks out he speaks to Preston. ANDY/KARA Lets’ make it a dinner date then. PRESTON Great! Preston smiles triumphantly. We SEE Andy/Kara just about collapse as he moves toward his desk. ANDY/KARA Oh, my god! I can’t take much more of this! A little later we SEE Andy/Kara about to make some copies on a copy machine situated close to Preston’s office door. In the b.g. we SEE a clock displaying eleven-thirty. We HEAR some movement in Preston’s office. Andy/Kara quickly scurries into a bathroom. Andy/Kara’s POV through a small slit of an opening in the nearly closed bathroom door. He watches Preston exit his office and walk over to Andy/Kara’s desk. He looks around for Andy/Kara. In a rush he leaves a note on the desk and exits the office. We SEE the relief on Andy/Kara’s face. ANDY/KARA Okay, let’s get to work. We HEAR the telephone at Andy/Kara’s desk ring. Andy/Kara answers it. ANDY/KARA Good morning, Preston Burkett’s office. JENNIFER (V.O.) Hi, Kara. It’s Jennifer. How are you making out? ANDY/KARA I think if Preston had his way I’d be making out with him... Sorry, I shouldn’t have said that. JENNIFER (V.O.) That’s okay. He’s like that with everyone. He’s sneaky. He usually does things with a lot of subtle innuendo, but it’s always enough to make your skin crawl. How about getting away from there for a little lunch with some of the girls? 106. ANDY/KARA I’d love to but I have some errands to run. JENNIFER (V.O.) Okay, plan on tomorrow then. ANDY/KARA Okay. What do I do about the phones when I take my lunch break? JENNIFER (V.O.) Just roll them over to me or the number downstairs. Both numbers should be on your desk next to the phone. ANDY/KARA Thanks. JENNIFER (V.O.) I’m leaving a little early today, so I probably won’t see you later. I’ll just see you tomorrow morning. Bye. ANDY/KARA All right. Bye. Andy/Kara hangs up the telephone and looks around the room. He gingerly walks into Preston’s office. We SEE him survey the office. He notices the softball trophy and shakes his head in disgust. Andy/Kara walks over to Preston’s desk and sits down in front of Preston’s computer. Just as he’s about to start working on the computer he realizes he needs something. He walks out of Preston’s office and into the outer office where he left his purse. He pulls out a set of latex gloves and pulls them on his hands. He takes his purse and walks back into Preston’s office. Before he sits back down in front of Preston’s computer we HEAR the telephone at Andy/Kara’s desk ring. Andy/Kara walks out of Preston’s office and answers the telephone. ANDY/KARA Good morning, Preston Burkett’s office... No it’s not. Transfer you? Just one second. Andy/Kara looks at a sheet of telephone extension numbers for each office and transfer the call. As soon as he does, the telephone rings again. ANDY/KARA Good morn... Good afternoon, Preston Burkett’s office... Just one second, please. 107. Andy/Kara transfers another call. ANDY/KARA (to himself) They must have rolled all the calls over to me while they’re at lunch! We SEE SEVERAL SHOTS of Andy/Kara answering the telephone, making copies, and faxing papers. We SEE him pick up a list of things he was scheduled to do during the day. The list has about half the items crossed out. Andy/Kara types on the computer at his desk. He pauses to view the time displayed on the computer screen and we SEE it is two- thirty. ANDY/KARA Damn! I’m not going to have enough time! INT. ANDY’S NEW HOUSE – THE SAME NIGHT We FIND Andy/Kara sunk down deep in a chair, looking tired. The heels he wore at work lie on the floor next to him. He rubs his aching feet. He gets up and goes into the bathroom and draw a bath. A little later we Andy/Kara emerges from the bathroom wearing a robe. He picks up a disposable cellular telephone and place a call. ANDY/KARA (with Andy’s voice) Jennifer? JENNIFER (V.O.) Hi, Andy. I was about to get in a nice bath. Can I call you back? ANDY/KARA You don’t have to. I just wanted to tell you that I just spoke with Kara and she said Preston was hitting on her. I thought you said he wasn’t going to be in? JENNIFER (V.O.) Sorry about that. His schedule changed. But tomorrow he’s got an eight o’clock flight then he’s coming back for a dinner appointment before leaving for the weekend so she should be fine. 108. ANDY/KARA Okay. See you tomorrow. I mean, I’ll call you later. Bye. INT. THE APOGEE BUILDING – THE NEXT MORNING Andy/Kara, wearing a skirt and a casual top, enters Burkett’s outer office. He walks into Preston’s office carrying his purse. He sits down at Preston’s computer. Andy/Kara’s latex covered hand reaches into his purse and pulls out the green memory stick with the copied Preeminent Defender program on it. Just as he is about to place the disk in the computer we HEAR the outer office door open and we HEAR someone enter. Andy/Kara quickly turns in Preston’s swivel chair to see who is entering. As he does he bangs his shin on the edge of the desk, and he emits a muffled cry of pain. ANDY/KARA Ouch! We MOVE to the outer office and we SEE a MAINTENANCE PERSON looking around in search of the painful cry he heard. Andy/Kara stands up and walks, first with a limp and then recovering to a normal gate by the time he reaches the door. With his hands behind his back he steps out to SEE the maintenance person. MAINTENANCE PERSON Hi. I just need to clean this bathroom. I got Mr. Burkett’s yesterday. ANDY/KARA Sure. Go ahead. Andy/Kara turns and moves back into Preston’s office. We SEE him look down at his shin. He notices a run in his hose and a dribble of blood leaking from a little slice of open skin. ANDY/KARA Damn! Andy/Kara moves over to Preston’s desk. He pulls some tissues from a box on the desk and blots the blood on his leg. He then places the tissues in his purse. We SEE Andy/Kara sitting at Preston’s desk, waiting anxiously for the maintenance person to leave. A few seconds later we HEAR the maintenance person leaving. 109. Andy/Kara gets up and walks close enough to the door to make sure the maintenance person has left. He then returns to the computer. We SEE him download the Preeminent Defender program onto Preston’s computer. As the program loads, he picks up the telephone. We SEE him press three, one, seven and wait for Jennifer to answer. ANDY/KARA Jennifer, hi. I think I’m going to have to pass on lunch today. I’m feeling a little,... bloated. If I get everything done, I might leave early and you can just deduct the hours from my pay, okay?... Thanks. Bye. INTERCUT: Jennifer sitting at her desk. We SEE Jennifer look down at the lit number on the telephone. It has Burkett written next to it. We SEE Jennifer pause and take note of this then disconnect the call. We HEAR another line on Jennifer’s telephone ring. BACK TO SCENE We SEE Andy/Kara working quickly on Burkett’s computer. We SEE Preston Burkett’s bank statement on the screen. We SEE Andy/Kara select a transfer funds option box. Andy/Kara continues to work at the computer, typing rapidly. We SEE some financial papers with dollar amounts on the screen. At the top of the screen we SEE the Apogee Technology company logo and name. We see a CLOSE UP of Andy/Kara’s hands typing on the keyboard. Andy/Kara talks to himself in Andy’s voice as he continues to work. ANDY/KARA Okay, moving along nicely. This program is pure genius! INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk talking on the telephone. JENNIFER I’m sorry, Mr. Burkett is not available... Okay, bye. Jennifer disconnects the call then speaks out loud to herself. JENNIFER (cont’d) Why did she roll her calls over to me? 110. Jennifer contemplates her last statement. She then adjusts her headset and presses a few buttons in the same manner she did when she listened in on Andy and Preston’s argument when Andy was being fired. BACK TO SCENE Andy/Kara sits at the computer smiling triumphantly. ANDY/KARA (in Andy’s voice) There, voila! INTERCUT: Jennifer listening in. We SEE her look perplexed then we SEE her eyes grow wide. She covers her mouth upon realizing her discovery. BACK TO SCENE ANDY/KARA (to himself) One final touch and we’re golden! Andy/Kara makes a few more keystrokes then sits back in the chair, his mission accomplished. He pauses a second to relish his revengeful victory. He then quickly removes the data storage device from the computer, performs a few keystrokes, places the stick in his purse, places the purse strap on his shoulder and walks out of Preston’s office. He grabs his coat and nonchalantly strolls out of the outer office and into a hallway. We SEE him move down the hallway and through a door labeled stairs. INT. / EXT. A MEN’S CLOTHING STORE – A LITTLE LATER A WOMAN SALESPERSON in the store packs a few items for Andy/Kara. WOMAN SALESPERSON Thank you. I’m sure he’ll be happy with your selections. I’d like to say I’ll see you again but this is my last day. I’m moving to Atlanta tomorrow. ANDY/KARA I hear that’s a great city. Good luck. Andy/Kara walks out of the store carrying a few bags. 111. INT. A RESTAURANT – LATER THE SAME NIGHT Preston Burkett is seated alone at a table. We SEE him look at his watch then tap his fingers on the table. A WAITER delivers a drink to Preston. WAITER Mr. Burkett? PRESTON BURKETT Yes. WAITER I have a message for you from Kara. She said she apologizes but she is running late and should be here shortly. PRESTON BURKETT (smiling) Thank you. I was starting to worry. INT. ANDY’S NEW HOUSE – SAME TIME Andy/Kara smiles deviously as he takes a disposable cellular phone away from his ear and places it into his purse. EXT. A SMALL HERTZ CAR RENTAL LOT – NIGHT We SEE Andy/Kara’s rental car parked in the nearly desolate lot. The agency is closed and there does not appear to be anyone else nearby. BACK TO BURKETT’S TABLE AT THE RESTAURANT – LATER Preston is still seated alone at his table. He looks at his watch again. A waiter clears a table and we SEE the restaurant has only a couple of other tables with seated patrons. The waiter, carrying some dishes from the table he just cleared, walks up to Preston’s table. WAITER I’m sorry, Mr. Burkett. I hope she’s okay. Preston nods his head and brushes the waiter off with a wave of his hands. He pulls out his bank card then put it away, opting to pay with cash instead. 112. He leaves some cash on the table and walks away from the table and toward the restaurant’s exit. EXT. THE SMALL HERTZ CAR RENTAL PARKING LOT – A LITTLE LATER Andy emerges from the car. He is wearing the male clothes he bought at the store in the earlier scene. His hair is slicked back and is colored close to his natural color. He places a baseball cap on his head and pulls a couple of bags out of the car. We SEE him check himself from head to toe, and we see he is completely transformed back to his male self. MOVE with him as he walks away from the car and down a street. He slows down at a garbage dumpster, but then we HEAR the sound of a truck stopping which catches Andy’s attention. Farther down the street we SEE a garbage truck and a GARBAGE MAN tossing some trash into the back of it. Andy approaches the garbage man. ANDY Excuse me. Oh, this is perfect! Help me out, man. My girlfriend just trashed some of my stuff so I’m getting even with her. Toss these bags in the back and crush them like she crushed my heart, man, and I’ll give you a fifty. GARBAGE MAN A fifty? You’re kidding, right? Where’s the hidden camera? Andy hands the garbage man a fifty. Andy tosses the bags in the back of the truck. ANDY Stupid hidden camera television shows make it so you can’t believe anyone. I’m not kidding, man. Do it, baby! Hey, can I pull the handle? The garbage man step aside and puts the fifty in one of his pockets. GARBAGE MAN Hell, you can drive the truck. Andy presses the handle that activates the crusher on the truck. We SEE the bags mix together with the other garbage and compress. Andy cheers. ANDY Oh, yeah! 113. Andy continues the act as he gives the garbage man a high five. ANDY Thanks, bud. Andy walks down the street. We FOLLOW him as he walks a little further before hailing a cab. As Andy gets in the cab in the b.g. we SEE the garbage man focusing on emptying more trash into the back of the truck. INT. THE FIRST CLASS SECTION OF AN AIRPLANE – SAME NIGHT Andy rests comfortably with his eyes closed and partially covered by his baseball cap. His legs are stretched out and his feet are elevated resting on his carry on bag. A FEMALE FLIGHT ATTENDANT approaches Andy. The flight attendant’s POV as she looks at Andy’s legs. His pant legs are pushed up his leg and his socks have fallen slightly, exposing his smooth leg. She then looks at Andy’s forehead and notices his perfectly shaped eyebrows. We SEE the attendant look curiously at Andy before moving on. INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S OFFICE – MONDAY MORNING We SEE Preston sitting at his computer but reading a newspaper. We HEAR his telephone ring. He answers the call. PRESTON Yes? JENNIFER (V.O.) Mr. Burkett, I have your bank on the line. PRESTON Put it through... Hello... What kind of problem?... That’s impossible! We SEE Preston take a few seconds to call up his bank account statement on his computer. We SEE the balance indicating he has $6.30 in his account. We SEE the screen go dark. We SEE Preston staring incredulously at his computer. ANGLE ON the computer screen. We SEE a black screen then a clown face appears. The face frowns, and then we SEE tears drip from the clown’s eyes and down his cheeks. His bank account screen pops up briefly then the screen fades to black again and the same clown reappears. We HEAR the bank officer’s voice through the telephone. 114. BANK OFFICER (V.O.) Mr. Burkett? We HEAR another line on Preston’s telephone ring. Preston snaps out of his trance and answers the call. PRESTON BURKETT (irritated) What is it?! JENNIFER (V.O.) I have our senior accountant with an urgent call, sir. Preston presses a number on the phone to connect the call. PRESTON BURKETT This better not be bad news, Gary. We SEE the life drain out of Preston’s face. PRESTON BURKETT (cont’d) How can that... how can that be?! INTERCUT: Jennifer at her desk. Assuming there is a major problem, she wrings her hands nervously. INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S OUTER OFFICE – A LITTLE LATER TWO FBI AGENTS from the special investigative team to which Kristen belongs talk to Preston. PRESTON BURKETT (to the agents) I need to get our senior accountant and our head computer guy up here to speak with you. I’ll be right back. Preston exits as we SEE Kristen enter the room. She tries to size up Preston as he leaves then she turns to talk to her coworkers, MARTIN FRENCH and TOM HENDRICKS. KRISTEN Was that Burkett? TOM Yeah, he seems pretty distraught. KRISTEN So you think he’s uninvolved? 115. TOM Frankly, he doesn’t seem smart enough to move twenty million into untraceable accounts. KRISTEN Twenty mill.? Wow! Maybe he’s a good actor? MARTIN You’re chasing the wrong dog. We know it was the woman temp. She was in the last two days. It’s just a matter of time before we track her down. KRISTEN So she’s smart enough to steal twenty million, but dumb enough to wait at home until we come knocking? We SEE Tom chuckle. MARTIN Look, this is our case. I’m not even sure why you’re here. KRISTEN I was told to come by Weathers. Do you want to question his reasons? I’ve got him on speed dial, it’ll just take a second to ring him. You do know how to use a cell phone, right? MARTIN (rolls eyes) We’ve got this covered. KRISTEN Have you processed either office yet? TOM We lifted a couple of partials. MARTIN We’re cross checking them with all the females on file with the company. KRISTEN I thought you said she was a temp? MARTIN Apogee has their temps printed if they work more than five days. And the temp agency might have something. 116. KRISTEN Think she has any priors? MARTIN Doubtful. Not too many embezzlers are female. KRISTEN It’s only the smart men who do this kind of job, right Marty? MARTIN It’s Martin. I’m telling you we have this covered. KRISTEN I’m guessing you were never a big fan of the, “there is no I in team” slogan. We SEE Tom let out a smirk before speaking to Martin. TOM Why don’t you have Kristen check all the recently fired employees just to make sure there aren’t any... co-conspirators? MARTIN There’s your bone, Krissy. Kristen shakes her head and look disgusted with Martin. TOM Strange thing is, Burkett said if it was a week later, this couldn’t have happened. KRISTEN Why is that? TOM He’s says they were about to launch a new encryption program that would prevent hacking and allow for secure transactions through the internet. MARTIN They weren’t already secure? KRISTEN (to Martin) Got some things you thought were private drifting out there in cyberspace? 117. TOM This software was going to make the old method obsolete. They were on the forefront of cashing in big time. KRISTEN So that’s what their press conference last week was referring to. We need to find out who was involved in that project. (to Tom) Do you really think this was just bad timing? MARTIN Who cares? We’ve got the chick! The transactions took place on Burkett’s computer in his office. She was the only one in there! We just have to find her. It’s only a matter of time. TOM Tell that to Apogee’s stockholders. Kristen begins to walk out the door. As she leaves she replies to Martin’s statement. KRISTEN Chick? INT. THE APOGEE BUILDING – JENNIFER’S DESK – A LITTLE LATER Kristen walks up to Jennifer, shows her badge, and introduces herself. KRISTEN Jennifer? I’m Kristen. I’m with a special investigative team from the FBI. JENNIFER What’s going on? KRISTEN What can you tell me about the temp you hired to replace Mr. Burkett’s secretary? JENNIFER Which one? We’ve had several. KRISTEN Right now I need to know about Kara. 118. Jennifer acts a little nervous as she reaches for a file. JENNIFER We hired her for two days from Temps Solutions. It’s where we get all of our temps. KRISTEN Is that her file? Jennifer hands the file to Kristen. JENNIFER This is what we received from the agency. KRISTEN Can I get copies of these? JENNIFER Those are. You can keep them. Kristen looks around the ceiling area and spots a surveillance camera pointed at her. KRISTEN I’m going to need the video from that camera. Jennifer picks up a video disk from her desk. JENNIFER (handing over the disk) One of the security guys thought you’d be asking for it. KRISTEN Really? Thanks. I just need one other thing, and then I’ll let you get back to your work. I need a list of all the employees who have quit, resigned, been fired or left for some other reason in the last year. JENNIFER That might take a minute. KRISTEN Only a minute? If it’s not too much trouble, I’ll wait for it. JENNIFER I’ll get it for you. We SEE Jennifer working on her computer. 119. We SEE a list of names with forwarding addresses pop up on her computer. We SEE Andy Crandell’s name near the bottom of the list. Jennifer highlights Andy’s information then deletes it. Kristen moves closer to Jennifer’s computer, trying to gain a peek at it. KRISTEN I really like your hair. JENNIFER (nervous, distracted) Oh, thanks. KRISTEN I’m still new to the area, and I haven’t found anyone that I trust with mine. JENNIFER Try the Allure Salon. Joy is great. KRISTEN Thanks. I’ll have to see her. Jennifer changes her mind and she retypes Andy’s name only back on the list. She prints the list, retrieves it from the printer, and hands it to Kristen. We SEE Kristen scan the list. Her eyes widen upon viewing Andy’s name. She turns away to cover her reaction. KRISTEN Let’s see... I have forwarding addresses for all but one, Andy Crandell. JENNIFER Uh, yes... he never left one. KRISTEN Some of these have former addresses. Do you have one for him? JENNIFER Umm, yes. I can write it down for you. Jennifer takes the list from Kristen and enters the address. KRISTEN Oh, you have it memorized? JENNIFER (flustered) Yes, I don’t know why. 120. KRISTEN Are you two friends? JENNIFER I got to know him a little. He walked right by here everyday on his way to his office. KRISTEN Have you talked to him recently? JENNIFER No. KRISTEN So his number wouldn’t show up on the recent calls I pull from your phone? JENNIFER He... he called the other day. Just to ask me out to dinner. KRISTEN And you got caught up to speed with each other? JENNIFER That’s what dinner was supposed to be for. He said he’d call back with a good day and time, but we never connected. I didn’t want to get him in trouble. KRISTEN I understand. He’s not in trouble, but I will need to talk to him. Where can I find him? JENNIFER At his house? Kristen looks at the list. KRISTEN Oh, I live right by there. I think I saw a moving truck near there the other day. Just in case he’s not there, where does he hang? JENNIFER I’m not sure... we both get our hair done by Joy but.... 121. KRISTEN Okay, maybe I’ll start there. No big deal. Thanks for your help. Kristen walks away holding the disk and the list. INSERT: A TELEVISION NEWS SHOW – LATER THAT DAY A NEWSPERSON stands outside the Apogee building. NEWSPERSON Chris Johnson reporting from in front of Apogee Technology headquarters where we’ve just found out that a possible embezzlement theft has occurred within the company. We know that a special FBI unit has been on the scene, but right now all we have is speculation and rumors as to exactly what has happened. However, we have seen the technology company’s stock take a big hit today. Stay tuned to CBWN to hear more details as they unfold. INSERT: The man with the paper from the café who was seen purchasing Apogee stock on-line from his home. He sits in his home at his computer. In the b.g. we SEE his television is tuned to the news show that just reported on Apogee. We SEE the man’s jaw fall open in disbelief. INT. THE ALLURE SALON – A LITTLE LATER Kristen enters the salon. She is greeted by Joy. JOY Hi, can I help you? KRISTEN I hope so. I need to do something different with my hair. Andy Crandell recommended you. JOY (annoyed) Andy? I haven’t seen him in quite a while, but I’m glad he recommended me at least. KRISTEN I don’t mean to sound bold, but that sounded a little like a bitter girlfriend’s reply. 122. JOY (laughing) No, we’re just friends. He’s always coming and going. More often going than anything which sometimes makes it hard to count on him as a friend. KRISTEN Tell me about it. JOY Now that was a hurt girlfriend’s reply. Does my description sound too familiar? We SEE Kristen’s eyes well up with tears. KRISTEN I’m sorry. It’s just I thought we had a real special relationship going. We’ve been dating, and he’s been wonderful, sensitive, caring... Then he just drops off the face of the earth. Do you know where I could find him? I just want to talk... I’m worried. Empathizing with Kristen, we SEE Joy place a hand on Kristen’s shoulder. JOY I know he left Apogee. Joy’s mention of Apogee confirms what Kristen already knew but didn’t want to face. Kristen stands upright when Joy mentions Apogee. KRISTEN Did he tell you what company he went to work for? JOY Pam would know. KRISTEN Is she here? JOY She moved to Vegas. I guess there’s more money to be made as a showgirl than a hair stylist. Kristen’s demeanor changes and she becomes more of an investigator than a heartsick girlfriend. She notices a picture of Joy and Pam together. 123. In the b.g. we SEE a poster size photograph of Andy, Joy, and Pam in their Halloween costumes but Kristen doesn’t see that and focuses instead on the picture of Joy and Pam. KRISTEN Is this Pam? She has the Vegas girl look. Kristen moves closer to the picture. Joy starts to become suspicious. JOY What’s going on here? I have the feeling I just got played. You aren’t Andy’s girlfriend, are you? Are you a cop? KRISTEN I’m both. JOY What’s he done besides break your heart? Or was that just an act? KRISTEN No, it wasn’t. I really need to talk to him. Can you tell me where Pam used to hang? JOY There’s a club she went to a lot. She kidded about taking Andy there. KRISTEN Kidded? Joy writes down the address on the back of one of her business cards. JOY You’ll see when you get there. INT. THE OTHER SIDE CLUB – EARLY EVENING We SEE Kristen talking to the doorman, Frank. FRANK It’s kind of slow now. If you want more action you should come back around ten. KRISTEN I just need some information. 124. Kristen shows Frank her badge. FRANK A cop? I never would have guessed. How can I help? Kristen hands a picture of Pam to Frank. KRISTEN Has she been in lately? FRANK Pam? No. I heard she moved to Boston. Kristen shows a picture of Andy to Frank. KRISTEN How about him? Maybe with or without Pam? FRANK No, but you might want to check with our bartender. He’s got a better memory. Kristen pulls another picture out of an envelope and shows it to Frank. KRISTEN Last one. How about her? FRANK I’m pretty sure she was in with Pam one night, but she had different hair. She’s much nicer in this photo. Name’s Tara, I think. KRISTEN Thanks. FRANK You’re very welcome. Come back later and there will be plenty of people ready to rock a cop’s world. KRISTEN Really? I just might have to then. Kristen smiles wryly then she walks over to the bartender. 125. INT. THE FBI SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE TEAM’S BRIEFING ROOM – DAY Greg Weathers leads a briefing/information sharing meeting with the members of the special investigative team. GREG WEATHERS I know the media might be able to help us track down our suspect by getting pictures of her out, but we need to try and conduct this investigation as quietly as possible. We don’t want to contribute to any panic behavior on Wall Street. We already have tech stocks across the board taking a big hit. So, let’s see where we are. Tom? We SEE various shots of the team as they supply their input. TOM The real estate office never saw our Kara W. Renada, which obviously is an alias. She dropped off cash for three months rent after office hours in a drop off box at the real estate office. It’s a lot of cash to drop but it was received safely. The company mailed a set of keys to a Mailboxes Etc. box. I’m checking that out. She apparently found the rental through the internet so we’re hoping she left a computer trail somewhere. GREG Yeah, like we could be that lucky. TOM Well, it looks like she just up and left most everything behind. I guess she figured she could buy whatever she needs with the twenty mill. We’re processing some things from her house now, including a scratchpad the real estate company left her to write notes on. GREG Twenty million is just an estimate. She messed up a lot of info and it will be weeks before Apogee sorts it out completely. Martin, what have you got? 126. MARTIN (glancing at Kristen) The job agency didn’t turn up much. She used high quality fake i.d.’s. With her computer savvy, she probably did them herself. So again, if we could turn up a computer... We got a plate number from the parking validation agreement Apogee has with the parking garage. The plates belong to a rental car which was returned to a small Hertz outlet which has since rented the car for a cross country trip. The agency has no video on the premises, so we don’t know where she went after dropping the car off. We SEE another younger member of the team, HERNANDO. HERNANDO Or if she was the one who actually dropped it. We SEE a few members of the team nod in agreement. GREG Let’s assume for now that she did. We need to try and track her down from that point... We need that rental car back too... Kristen? Kristen comes out of a deep thought and snaps to attention. KRISTEN I’ve got dead ends so far... Martin smiles evilly at Kristen’s lack of ability to share any leads. KRISTEN (cont’d) But have we checked out Burkett yet? I know he was out of the office, and that makes for a great alibi, but he still could be involved. GREG I agree. We should check his whereabouts more closely, and his computer skills. Perhaps he dialed up his computer remotely. Martin shakes his head in disgust. He thinks the team is wasting time checking out Burkett. KRISTEN I’m going to check out his office and computer some more to see if we missed anything. 127. HERNANDO Brian is going over the computer in the lab. The meeting continues with some AD LIBBING. INT. PRESTON BURKETT’S INNER OFFICE – DAY We SEE Kristen, carrying a bag used for evidence collection, enter Burkett’s office. She looks around the room and slowly walks over to Burkett’s desk. She puts down her bag and we SEE she’s already wearing protective gloves. She stands in front of Burkett’s desk then looks for a chair. She sits in the chair and the force of her body against the chair combined with the chair’s smooth rollers carry her away from the desk. She places her hands on the edge of the desk and pulls herself closer. We then SEE her turn and act as if the computer that has been taken for evidence still remains. In an effort to see what position Andy/Kara might have been sitting in, Kristen places her hands where the computer’s keyboard would usually be and she then goes through some imaginary keystrokes. As she tries to replicate what Andy/Kara might have done, we HEAR the loud chimes of a clock in the office. The ringing startles Kristen. As she searches for the sound, she wheels around in the chair and bangs her shin against the desk. KRISTEN Ouch! We SEE Kristen bend down and rub her leg. While she’s rubbing her leg a thought comes to her. We SEE her sit down on the floor and examine the area of the desk that she hit her shin against. CLOSE UP on the area of the desk that Kristen’s leg hit. We SEE a dark spot. Kristen removes a small evidence sample bag from the bag she carried in. She carefully scrapes the spot and collects it in the evidence bag. We then SEE her lifting a fingerprint from the underside of the top of the desk. INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY We SEE Kristen putting in a video disk into a DVD player. In the b.g. we SEE the two evidence bags Kristen removed from Burkett’s office. CLOSE UP of the evidence bags lying on the table. We HEAR Kristen’s doorbell ring. Kristen walks over to answer the door. In the b.g. we SEE a glimpse of the video playing in the DVD player, the surveillance video of Jennifer’s work area at Apogee. 128. Kristen answers the door. A POSTAL WORKER is standing outside holding a large box. POSTAL WORKER Hello, Kristen. I have a package for you. KRISTEN (taking the package) Thank you. POSTAL WORKER You’re welcome. Have a good night. Kristen nods her head and waves at the postal worker while focusing on the box. She walks back in the house and opens the box. From the box she pulls out a beautifully wrapped present. Kristen opens the present and admires the very stunning outfit. We SEE her take a small card out from the bottom of the box. CLOSE UP of the card. INSERT: The card reads: For a beautiful person. I wish I could be there. Love, Andy. We SEE Kristen’s eyes well up with tears. KRISTEN How nice... We SEE Kristen change from a heartsick, lovelorn expression to one of anger. KRISTEN (cont’d) I wish you were here too. When you get back from vacation with your sleazebag girlfriend, you’re going to have some explaining to do! EXT. / INT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – LATER THE SAME DAY – EARLY EVENING Kristen’s car pulls up in front of Andy’s house then into the driveway. We SEE the landscaping/maintenance man from the earlier scene. He shovels off a light snow from Andy’s walk. Kristen gets out of her car, pauses, and then walks right past the man shoveling snow. She walks up to the front door, searches in her purse, then throws up her arms. KRISTEN (loudly) Damn! 129. We HEAR the yard care man O.S YARD CARE MAN Is there something wrong? Kristen walks back to the yard care man. KRISTEN Hi, I’m Andy’s fiancé. I just realized I left my keys at work. I’m not looking forward to driving all the way back to the office. The yard care man smiles at Kristen. YARD CARE MAN I remember you. You two got engaged? That’s great. I can let you in. KRISTEN Oh, could you? That’d be great! YARD CARE MAN No problem. Our crew has a key in case we need to get inside when Andy’s not home. The man unlocks the door and lets Kristen in the house. KRISTEN Thank you so much. And thanks for doing the walk. YARD CARE MAN Included in the service, ma’am. KRISTEN Well, thanks for going out of your way to help me. I’ll be sure to tell Andy how nice you were, and I’ll make sure he remembers you next time he pays his bill. YARD CARE MAN Thanks. Have a nice night... and best wishes for a happy wedding! Kristen waves and moves inside. We SEE a small pile of mail lying on the floor under the mail slot. Kristen picks up the mail and sorts through it. She separates one envelope from the pile and opens it while moving further into the house. 130. A few minutes later we SEE her seated at the Andy’s computer work area. We SEE Andy’s computer is on. We SEE Kristen pick up her cellular telephone and place a call. KRISTEN Hello, I’m calling to find out if my fiancé, Andy Crandell, started our mail delivery back up? He was supposed to do that but I just got back from a week in Texas and it doesn’t look like much has been delivered... Could you? Thanks... Yes, that’s the address... No, he hasn’t? Hmm... Okay, thank you... No, let me talk to him first. Thanks. Bye. We SEE Kristen fold her phone over. She talks to herself as she tries to make sense of everything. KRISTEN Okay, you spent about forty grand last month. You took the time to stop your mail, but you left about a hundred grand in your bank account and things lying all over the place. You didn’t just disappear. Where are you, Andy? Kristen picks up an extra set of Andy’s house keys then walks out of the house. INT. KRISTEN’S HOUSE – LATE AT NIGHT We SEE Kristen running through the surveillance video of Jennifer’s work area. INSERT: A portion of the video. We SEE Andy/Kara standing at Jennifer’s work area. We SEE him pull on his right earlobe. We SEE the video freeze. We SEE the video run backwards in fast rewind mode, and we SEE the same segment played over again. We SEE the video in fast rewind again, and then played back in slow motion. BACK TO SCENE We SEE Kristen with her mouth wide open in disbelief. KRISTEN No way! 131. EXT. / INT. ANDY’S OLD HOUSE – LATER THE SAME NIGHT We SEE Kristen’s car parked in the driveway, and we SEE several lights on in the house. We MOVE inside and FIND Kristen examining the empty space on the wall where the picture of Burkett and Andy used to hang. INT. KRISTEN’S HOME – EARLY THE NEXT DAY We FIND Kristen talking on the telephone. KRISTEN Dan? I need a big favor... In the b.g. we SEE the two evidence bags lying on the table. INT. THE HERTZ RENTAL CAR AGENCY AT SEATAC AIRPORT – DAY Kristen walks up to a CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE and displays her badge. She presents a picture to the representative. KRISTEN I need to know if this man rented a car here in the last four months. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Don’t you need a warrant or something? KRISTEN Yeah, I can come back with one and shut you down for a few hours which I promise will be during a peak time, or you can get me my answer now and I’ll be on my merry way in just a few quick minutes. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Is that his name on the bottom of the picture? KRISTEN (sarcastically) My, you’re perceptive. We SEE the customer representative roll his eyes at Kristen’s comment then move over to a computer and start searching the database. 132. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Yes, he did. I assume you’d like a print out? KRISTEN Yes, please. And I need a hard copy of all the people who rented cars within two hours of his drop off time. CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE You got it. What’d he do? KRISTEN He shot a nosy customer service rep. INT. SEATTLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION – SAME TIME We SEE FBI agent Martin speaking with a BANK REPRESENTATIVE. BANK REPRESENTATIVE The account was just recently set up. MARTIN How? BANK REPRESENTATIVE On-line. I think. Wait... That’s not possible. First time customers need to come in and show identification before on-line accounts can be activated, but apparently that didn’t happen here. INT. SEATAC AIRPORT – A LITTLE LATER Kristen talks to a TICKETING AGENT at a United Airlines terminal. The agent hands back a picture to Kristen. TICKETING AGENT I wasn’t here that long ago. It might have been Stephanie. She’s with Southwest now. Do you want me to call her and see if she’s in? KRISTEN No, don’t. I’ll go see myself. 133. INT. SEATAC AIRPORT - THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES TICKETING TERMINAL – A FEW MINUTES LATER We SEE Kristen walk up to a Southwest ticketing agent, STEPHANIE KRISTEN Hi, Stephanie. Kristen shows her badge to Stephanie before handing Stephanie a picture of Andy. KRISTEN (cont’d) I need your help. Do you remember this guy buying a ticket from you when you were with United? Stephanie looks at the picture and becomes a little nervous. STEPHANIE Yes. KRISTEN How did you remember that so quickly? STEPHANIE He bought two open ended first class tickets with cash. Those sales are easy to recall. KRISTEN Two? He bought two? STEPHANIE (nervously) Yes. KRISTEN Do you remember the names? STEPHANIE Andy.... KRISTEN Crandell? STEPHANIE Yes. KRISTEN And the other? 134. Stephanie nervously turns away from Kristen. STEPHANIE I can’t remember. KRISTEN Don’t get amnesia on me now, Stephanie. STEPHANIE I want to help, but... I could lose my job. KRISTEN Between you and me, what happened? STEPHANIE He said it was a surprise... for his girlfriend. He gave me a fifty to not use a name. I figured the airline would want the business. KRISTEN And you wanted the fifty. STEPHANIE (sheepishly) I don’t make a lot of money. I didn’t think they were a risk. I put her in the system as a female passenger... They probably traveled together. KRISTEN Hmmm, in one seat maybe. Thanks for your help. I won’t say anything. Stephanie gives a thankful smile then Kristen walks away. INT. THE CONNECTICUT STATE FORENSICS LAB – MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT – DAY We SEE a laboratory technician, DAN, looking at a computer readout of a DNA test. Next to Dan we SEE the evidence bag Kristen used to collect the blood and skin speck from Burkett’s desk. We also SEE a used toothbrush next to the other sample. We SEE Dan place a telephone call. DAN Hi, I’ve got your results on your favor... The blood and epithelial samples match the sample from the toothbrush... Is that all you needed? 135. INTERCUT: Kristen’s house. We SEE Kristen seated and working on her lap top Powerbook computer. We SEE a split screen fingerprint match displayed on the screen. Kristen talks to Dan on the telephone through the computer. We SEE her lean back in her chair. She now has definitive proof that Andy is Kara. Although she assumed this to be true, the undeniable physical evidence shocks her. KRISTEN Yeah, that’s all I need, Dan. Thanks. Could you e-mail me the results? DAN (V.O.) Sure thing. I’ll send them now. Are you okay? KRISTEN No, but I’ll manage. Can you hold on to the samples for now? Just don’t let anyone else know about them, okay?... Thanks... I’ll return the favor some day... Bye. We SEE Kristen bury her head in her face. She then returns to working on her computer. Kristen displays a picture of Andy’s face on her Powerbook. We SEE her manipulate the picture and change Andy’s hair to a color and style similar to Andy/Kara’s. We then SEE Andy’s picture morph into a picture of Andy/Kara. We SEE Kristen stare at the screen. KRISTEN Unbelievable. Nice work, Andy. But I’ve got a fingerprint match and now a DNA confirmation. I just need to find you... Where would you go to get lost? EXT. A BEAUTIFUL SUNNY BEACH IN ANTIGUA – ESTABLISHING – DAY CLOSE UP of a calf muscle of a person lying on the beach. We SEE the leg has some sparse hair growth. We also SEE the small scab of a nearly completely healed cut on the person’s shin. We HEAR Kristen’s voice O.S. KRISTEN Your leg hair grows pretty fast, Andy. We SEE Andy lying on the beach, tanning. He slowly pulls away the small eye protectors from his eyes. 136. He turns toward Kristen’s voice and sits up. Andy’s POV as he sees Kristen, holding a large shoulder bag, standing over him. ANDY This just became either the best or worst day of my life. Andy stands up next to Kristen. KRISTEN Why? Just tell me why? ANDY I only took what they owed me, okay maybe a little more. But they screwed me Kristen. Out of all of this you have to believe I never meant to hurt you. KRISTEN Are you saying that because of the handcuffs in my bag? ANDY I’m smart enough to know there’s no such thing as a perfect crime. I just wanted to get what is mine, to get away even... no, to win I guess, and then get away. I got so caught up in this, this game of revenge that I didn’t realize it was going to cost me my love for you... until it was too late. The money can’t replace love. So I sit here in so called paradise wondering how I could get you back. I’d give it all back for you. KRISTEN Was I part of the game? ANDY No, never. I didn’t think of it as a game until I was fully sucked in. That’s what the ultimate game does, it draws you in until you feel and think you have to play with no regard for anything else. I got caught up in my own design principles. But I never lied about my feelings for you. My love for you overshadows everything else. We SEE Kristen pull her Powerbook out of her shoulder bag. Andy stares at it. 137. KRISTEN I have all the evidence I need to convict you right here. We SEE Andy bow his head. ANDY So I do lose, both the money and worse, you. We SEE Kristen smile at Andy. KRISTEN You really didn’t think you could outsmart me, did you? Andy senses he still has a chance to win Kristen over. ANDY Never, not once! Of course never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d have to. I mean, what’s the chances you’d work for the people I needed to outsmart... You know, the other ticket was for you, but I couldn’t ask you to risk so much. KRISTEN What if I wanted to now? Is this really a great place to get lost? We SEE Kristen smiling. Andy gets a glint of hope in his eye as he tries to read Kristen’s face. ANDY Yes, but we could go anywhere. We SEE Kristen drop the Powerbook and move close to Andy. We SEE them embrace and kiss each other passionately. Kristen then pulls away and looks at Andy coyly. KRISTEN (sarcastically) You didn’t try on that outfit you gave me, did you? ANDY (smiling) Just once. But it was a little small. We SEE Andy and Kristen laughing and holding hands. 138. KRISTEN And you’re going to let the hair grow on your legs, right? I can’t have my boyfriend having prettier legs than me. ANDY You know, I was thinking about working in the female impersonator show down the road. After all, I did look awesome. KRISTEN Fooled me when I saw you at your house. ANDY (incredulously) What? KRISTEN I’ll explain later. We SEE Andy and Kristen hug and kiss. INT. JENNIFER’S HOUSE – DAY We SEE Jennifer open a large envelope and pull out several packs of paper money. We SEE one of the packs stacked with large denomination bills. We SEE Jennifer pull a note from under the bill wrapper of the pack. INSERT: The note which reads: Thanks. I owed you. Andy (K) We SEE Jennifer smile as she reads the note. JENNIFER Thanks, Andy. INT. A HALLWAY LEADING TO AN OPERATING ROOM – DAY We SEE Pam lying on an operating table. We SEE the man from the casino standing next to her. The man grabs her hand then we SEE their hands separate as Pam is wheeled into the room labeled, Surgery. PAM Thanks, Andy. 139. EXT. AN ELEGANT BEACH SIDE RESTAURANT – SUNSET We SEE Andy and Kristen enjoying dinner. We SEE a beautiful sunset as Andy and Kristen gaze into each other’s eyes. FADE OUT THE END
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