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									                           Mosaic
                             by

                       Alexander Julien




                         Revisions by
                       Alexander Julien
                             2008




                    Recent Revisions by
              Alexander Julien and Derek Kilby
                            2009




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CARD: September 4, 1990

CARD: The Chayevsky Quantum Dynamics Institute

INT. CHAYEVSKY QUANTUM DYNAMICS INSTITUTE - NIGHT

A modern looking building with several large lab rooms that encircle a
larger generator room.

We follow a female lab assistant down several hallways. She passes by
several rooms as the lab is busy with activity. The assistant finally
arrives at a closed door. The sign on the door reads: “ISOTOPIC
INTRINSIC ELECTRICITY GENERATOR ROOM”

                    LOUD SPEAKER VOICE
               Sub atomic linear interface in seven
               minutes.

INT. ISOTOPIC INTRINSIC ELECTRICITY GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

We pan across various computer monitors. Several scientists, in white
mid length lab coats, are hustling around the area.

DR. LEONARD GALLOWAY (41), looks down at an old stop watch. He looks
up at the generator. He looks back down to the watch.

                         GALLOWAY
               Seven minutes.

An assistant approaches Dr. Galloway.

                         ASSISTANT
               Metallic plates are nominal. All
               insulators are above norm and holding.

                         GALLOWAY
               Capacitor alignment?

                         ASSISTANT
               Permittivity is high. We‟re looking
               good.

Dr. Galloway turns around and looks through a plexi-glass observation
window. In the observation room, there are several
people watching. Dr. Galloway gives them all the thumbs up.
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INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT

DR. LIONEL WALKER (31), attractive. He approaches another man. DR.
MOURAD ABDERAZZI,(48), heavy set.

                         LIONEL
               Are you ready to rock the U.S. Patent
               Office?

Abderazzi smiles at Lionel.

                         ABDERAZZI
               I would be happy with a cup of tea
               that wasn‟t made in England.

Lionel pats Abderazzi on the back. Lionel looks down at his watch.

                         LIONEL
               I got time.

                         ABDERAZZI
          Hurry up or you‟ll miss the whole thing.

Abderazzi winks an eye.

                         LIONEL
               I wouldn‟t dream of it.

Lionel exits the lab. Abderazzi turns to an assistant.

                         ABDERAZZI
               Keep an eye on the EM field. I
               don‟t want that frequency to high.

                         ASSISTANT
               Yes doctor.

The assistant turns back to the monitor.

INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT

Lionel walks down the hall. He looks up and sees the Deputy Director
of the National Clandestine Service (NCS). His name is ARCHIE WOODS
(46).

He is being followed by three men wearing black suits and black
bolero hats.

Lionel gives Archie a nod. Archie nervously nods back. Lionel also
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watches the three men. Their faces are hidden by the hats. Lionel
gives one of the men a double take.

Archie and the three men enter the lab. Lionel shrugs it off and
enters a lounge.

INT. LOUNGE - NIGHT

Lionel grabs a cup of coffee from a cheap vending machine. He lifts
the cup in the air and reads the printing underneath.

                         LIONEL
               Well my good friend. You‟re going
               to have to settle for coffee from...
               Maine?

Lionel lowers the cup and smells the steaming hot brew.

                         LIONEL (CONT‟D)
               Maine? Ridiculous.

A television set is sitting on one of the tables. The sound is off.
Lionel looks over at the television and sees Dr. Abderazzi‟s face.
He‟s being interviewed.

Lionel walks to the television and raises the volume.

                         ABDERAZZI (TELEVISION)
               ...the decreasing quantity of virtual
               particles appear between the active
               plates allowing for resonance frequencies
               to form.

                         INTERVIEWER (TELEVISION)
               Dr. Abderazzi. Most people don‟t
               understand what “Infinite Energy”
               really means in accordance with their
               every day lives. Does this mean a
               cleaner source of unlimited energy for
               our homes, cars and even space travel?
                         ABDERAZZI (TELEVISION)
               It really depends on who you ask.
               Some believe it can do everything.
               Others believe it can never be
               converted into a useful form. That‟s
               what we‟re attempting to find out.

                         INTERVIEWER (TELEVISION)
               Doctor. This project has had it‟s
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               share of critics. There are religious
               groups who believe that we‟re moving
               into areas of physical science that
               we can‟t possibly predict the outcome
               for. And that this kind of ultimate
               power can only lead to a decline
               in our spiritual state of mind. How
               would you respond to that?

INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT

We see Abderazzi and assistants busy in the lab preparing for the
countdown to begin.

                         ABDERAZZI (V.O.)
               Nature exists and Man exists.
               Somewhere there must be the wisdom
               that tells us why and how. There has
               to be a basic source from which all
               Science and great religions have
               sprung.

INT. ISOTOPIC INTRINSIC ELECTRICITY GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

We slow zoom in on the intrinsic generator. A tiny spark of energy is
forming.

                         ABDERAZZI (V.O.)
               Knowledge and wisdom, were not meant
               only for Gods.

INT. LOUNGE - NIGHT

LOUD ALARM.

                         LOUD SPEAKER VOICE
               Warning! Intrinsic field generator
               active! Sub atomic linear interface in
               fifteen seconds!

The paper coffee cup falls to the floor. The hot coffee spills onto
the floor. Lionel runs out of the kitchen.
INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT

Lionel runs to the lab door. A spiraling blue light above the lab door
indicates the lab has now been magnetically sealed.

                         LOUD SPEAKER VOICE
               ZPE interface in five, four, three,
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                  two, one.

Lionel turns his head.

FLASH OF LIGHT.

                            LIONEL
                  God damn it.

INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT

The sealed door to the observation room slowly opens. Lionel enters
the room and walks to Abderazzi.

                            LIONEL
                  You couldn‟t wait one more minute?

Abderazzi turns to Lionel.

                            ABDERAZZI
                  What are you talking about? We haven‟t
                  even started yet.

Abderazzi turns back to what he was doing. Lionel turns and looks into
the generator room. Dr. Galloway is still prepping the capacitors.

Lionel looks around the room to see where Archie and the three men in
black are. They are not in the room. Lionel approaches an assistant.

                            LIONEL
                  Where are those three men who came
                  in with the Deputy Director?

                            ASSISTANT
                  I‟m sorry Dr. Walker. I haven‟t seen
                  the Deputy Director this morning.

Lionel turns away in thought.

INT. ISOTOPIC INTRINSIC ELECTRICITY GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

Lionel enters the generator room. He walks to Dr. Galloway.

                            GALLOWAY
                  Cutting it kind of close wouldn‟t
                  you say?

Lionel reaches for the stop watch in Galloway‟s hand.
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                          LIONEL
                May I?

Dr. Galloway hands the stop watch over to Lionel.

                          GALLOWAY
                It was my grand mother‟s. Keeps
                perfect time.

Lionel looks down at the watch. He looks over to his own watch. The
stop watch is thirty seconds behind his watch.

                          GALLOWAY (CONT'D)
                What is it?

Lionel just stares at Galloway.

                          LIONEL
                I‟m not sure.

                          GALLOWAY
                Well come on. It‟s time to make
                history.

INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT

Lionel and Galloway enter the observation room. They walk to
Abderazzi. Everyone in the room stands watching the generator room.

Abderazzi turns to a console and places his right hand on a lever
handle. Abderazzi looks up at Lionel.

                          ABDERAZZI
                The Sea of Energy.

Lionel smiles and looks into the generator room. Abderazzi pulls the
lever switch.

LOUD HUMMING.

INT. ISOTOPIC INTRINSIC ELECTRICITY GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

The generator whirs and hums. A tremendous flash of light and then a
bright circular glowing sphere hovers just over the capacitors.

The sphere crackles with sporadic energy.

INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT
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All the people in the observation room erupt with joy at the apparent
success of the experiment.

Abderazzi, Galloway and Lionel all begin to shake hands with each
other. Galloway turns to an assistant.

                         GALLOWAY
               Is the field stable?!

The assistant turns to a monitor. She reads the available data.

                         ASSISTANT
               Accelerated frequencies show no
               degradation!

Lionel turns to Abderazzi.

                         LIONEL
               You did it Abby. Zero point energy.
               The world will never be the same
               again.

Galloway pats them both on the back. Abderazzi places his right hand
on Lionel‟s arm.


                         ABDERAZZI
               Let‟s hope for the better. Let‟s hope.

The energy field stays constant.

An assistant approaches Abderazzi, Lionel and Galloway. She
hands them three champagne glasses full of the bubbly. The three of
them toast each other. The assistant removes a camera and snaps a
photograph.

We pan over and slow zoom into the brilliant energy sphere.

CARD: Present Day

INT. MORRIS RAIL YARD, NEW JERSEY - NIGHT

The streets near the Morris Rail yard are seemingly quiet. A few
pedestrians peer through the wire fence to the outgoing shipping
trains.

EXT. DOOR TO RAIL YARD WAREHOUSE - NIGHT
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The door is suddenly blasted apart as shotgun fire echoes through the
warehouse. Several more shots of a different nature are also heard
inside.

A masked man clumsily exits the destroyed door. He falls to the ground
and struggles to look behind him. A bright flash of light and suddenly
there is a figure standing in the doorway. The face is hidden.

The masked man struggles to his feet. Blood drips from a gunshot wound
to his thigh. He does his best to make his way through some other room
while still being followed by the figure.

The masked man pumps his shotgun and blasts at the figure. The figure
gets hit by the incoming fire and drops to the floor.

The masked man waits for a moment. Then suddenly three more flashes of
light and three more figures are standing there. They begin walking to
him.

The masked man grimaces. He looks around and sees that he is cornered
against a window and the walls. The masked man decides in a moment
what to do.

CRASH.

The masked man throws himself out the window. He lands with a thud
three stories below. The figures reach the broken window and look down
at the masked man. He is still moving.

A black van with blacked out windows screeches into the rail yard. The
van slides around the gravel entrance and skids to a halt in front of
the wounded masked man.

Three people wearing black ski masks jump out of the van. One of the
masked people looks at three figure approaching them. The masked
person pulls out an UZI 9mm. The masked person pulls back the chamber
loading the clip.

The other masked people help the wounded masked man into the van
through the side panel door.

Three more figures appear walking towards the van.

                         MASKED MAN #1
               Let's move!

Masked man #1 runs past masked man #2 holding the UZI to the van.
Masked man #2 begins firing at the figures. Several shots impact
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against the figure's bodies. This time they don't fall.

                         MASKED MAN #2
               I'm gonna need some help here!

Masked man #2 turns back to the van. Masked man #1 looks back.

                         MASKED MAN #1
               Get your ass in here!

Masked man #2 turns back to the approaching figures. There are only
two now. Masked man #2 hastily looks around for the third. Masked man
#2 suddenly freezes.

Masked man #1 begins closing the side door to the van. Masked man #1
looks out at Masked man #2.

                         MASKED MAN #1 (CONT'D)
               What are you doing! Come on!

Masked man #2 turns to the van. He slowly lifts the UZI. Masked man #1
sees this.

                            MASKED MAN #1 (CONT'D)
               No! Don't!

Masked man #2 fires and kills Masked man #1. Masked man #1 falls out
of the van onto the street.

Masked man #2 begins shaking. He tries to lower the UZI. He seems to
be fighting something inside his head. He presses his left hand
against his temple.

                         MASKED MAN #2
               No! Get out! Get out of my head!

Another masked person looks out the side van. Masked man #2 puts the
UZI to his head. He fires. Various bits of skull and brain matter
spray the side of the van.

The van speeds off.

INT. VAN - NIGHT

The wounded masked man lies on the floor of the van as it swerves in
and out of traffic. The wounded masked man looks up to the other
masked men. Masked man #3 checks his wounds.
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                            MASKED MAN #5
                  Did you find it? I hope it was worth
                  it.

                            WOUNDED MASKED MAN
                  What kind of question is that?

He reaches into his jacket and removes a package wrapped in brown
paper. Masked man #5 takes the package. He begins to unwrap it.

                            MASKED MAN #4
                  Are you mad?! Put that thing away!

Masked man #4 takes the package.

                            WOUNDED MASKED MAN
                  We have to find him. Time is running
                  out... and we're already behind.

Masked man #3 leans in to the wounded masked man. Blood is seeping
onto the floor of the van. The wounded masked man removes his mask.
His eyes are going dead.

                            MASKED MAN #3
                  We have to get you to a hospital.

Wounded masked man shrugs him off. Wounded masked man grabs the hand
of masked man #3.

                            WOUNDED MASKED MAN
                  Even if it means your life.

Masked man #4 places his hand on the wounded masked man‟s chest.

                            MASKED MAN #4
                  You did everything you could. I‟ll
                  take it from here.

LOUD EXPLOSION.

The van flips over and everyone inside gets thrown from side to side.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The van slides down the street on its side. The one side of the van
has been blown off. The van comes to a stop and sits there burning.

Masked man #4 slowly crawls out of the burning van and stumbles to his
feet. He looks around at the gathering people and notices that his
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mask is on fire.

POLICE SIRENS IN THE DISTANCE.

Masked man #4 rips off his mask and throws it on the street. We see
that it is an older Dr. Galloway with a beard. He looks around and see
several figures walking towards him.

LOUD EXPLOSION.

The van explodes again. Galloway runs to some bushes. He has the brown
paper wrapped package in his hands. He turns and sees the Police
arriving.

Two N.Y.P.D. police cars speed around a corner and enter the area.
They approach the burning van.

INT. POLICE CRUISER - NIGHT

A view from behind the two officers in the one cruiser shows the van
off to the right on fire. People can be seen running in various
panicked directions.

LOUD EXPLOSION.

The van continues erupting as streams of fire reach into the air in
search of more fuel.

                            OFFICER #1
                  Looks like a war broke out!

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

One of the figures stops walking. He turns to face the incoming Police
cruisers. From behind the figure, we see him remove a pair of
sunglasses from his face.

INT. POLICE CRUISER - NIGHT

The officer driving grabs the radio handset.

                            DRIVING OFFICER
                  This is 1L10! Shots fired at the corner
                  of...

We zoom in on the face of the other officer as the driving officer
continues his radio call in the background.

The officer has a dumb look on his face. He calmly turns his head and
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looks at the driving officer.

The officer‟s fingers trickle over the snap button keeping his service
revolver in it‟s holster. He slowly removes the weapon. He lifts it
and points it at the driving officer.

                            DRIVING OFFICER (CONT'D)
                  What are you doing?! Wait!

GUNSHOT.

The driving officer‟s head slumps over. His foot pushes down on the
gas pedal accelerating the car.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

Galloway watches from the bushes as one of the Police cars speeds
directly off it‟s path smashing into the other Police car.

The two officers in the other Police car look through the smashed
windshield and see the officer with the gun. The officer with the gun
begins firing into the windshield of the other Police car.

The other officer‟s are dead. The officer with the gun points the gun
at his temple.

GUNSHOT.

Galloway sees this and decides to run frantically down the street. He
turns into another alleyway. Two more figures appear in front of him
blocking his path.

                            GALLOWAY
                  Shit. Shit. Shit.

Galloway turns.

                            DEEP VOICE
                  It doesn't have to end this way.

Galloway stops and looks around.

More figures appear in the streets. Galloway takes a few steps back
and then sees two other figures behind him.

The figures begin to close in on him. Galloway looks around and then
runs to an old door along side the building next to them.
The door is locked.
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The figures are closing in. Galloway kicks open the door and runs
inside the building.


INT. BUILDING - NIGHT

Galloway begins running through the building looking for any cover.
Then the lights come on. Everything is bright.

Galloway looks around. He is in a clothing manufacturing plant. There
are several large machines around him.

He sees one figure. The figure is standing across from him. Galloway
can't move. He struggles to run. He can't.

The figure approaches.

Galloway looks at the figure. The figure is wearing dark glasses. He's
bald. The wrapped item from the van falls to the floor. The figure
leans down and picks it up.

Galloway is still struggling. The figure removes his glasses       and
reveals his eyes. They are as small as peas and pitch black.

                         BALD MAN
               Where were you going with this?

Galloway doesn't say a word.

The bald man unwraps the item in brown paper. It is a seven inch long
crystal shard. It begins to glow blue. The bald man smiles and then
looks up to Galloway.

                         BALD MAN
               I imagine it serves no purpose to
               bring you back. Though we are
               grateful for your assistance.

Galloway is suspended in mid air with nothing apparently holding him
up.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               It seems you have one more useful
               experiment to fulfill Dr. Galloway.

HIGH PITCHED HUMMING.

Dr. Galloway starts to shake. Blood pours out from his nose and ears.
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                           DR. GALLOWAY
               Ahhh!

Dr. Galloway begins to melt as he hangs in the air. The bald man turns
around and sees the other figures standing around him.

They encircle the bald man and in one very bright flash of light. All
the figures disappear.

INT. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, RABAT, KINGDOM OF MOROCCO - NIGHT

CARD: Kingdom of Morocco

The National   Archaeological    Museum   is   a   dusty   place   with   sand
everywhere.

Mourad Abderazzi, now 68, is the director of the museum.
He is a heavy set man with his brow permanently etched with sweat. He
sits at his desk smoking a cigar and reading some documents.

A clear cup, holding tea, sits beside a picture of his wife and three
daughters. The moonlight filters through the wooden blinds of his
office.

The mixture of cigar smoke and moonlight make for a peaceful setting.

CREAK!

The door to Abderazzi's office slowly opens. He looks up.

                         ABDERAZZI
               Is someone there?

The door continues to open slowly until it finally stops, showing that
nobody is there.

Abderazzi rises from his desk and walks over to the door. He closes it
and walks back to his desk. He sits down and picks up his tea.

CREAK!

The door to his office slowly opens once again.

                          ABDERAZZI (CONT'D)
               Hello?   Is somebody there?

Abderazzi rises from his desk once again and walks over to his door.
He pauses for a moment and looks down at the old fashion solid cast
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brass palmette door handle.

He notices that there is steam rising from the handle. He leans in and
touches the door handle.

FISSSS!

The heat burns his fingers. He quickly pulls them back. Abderazzi
walks out his office door to speak to his secretary Azza. She is not
at her desk.

INT. SECRETARY DESK AREA, MUSEUM - NIGHT

The desk lamp is on.

                           ABDERAZZI
                 Azza? Azza?

Abderazzi walks around to see if he can find her anywhere.

RUNNING WATER.

Abderazzi walks down a hallway leading to the washroom.

INT. MUSEUM WASHROOM - NIGHT

He opens the door and notices the faucet running. He turns off the
faucet and closes the door behind him.

INT. MUSEUM HALLWAY - NIGHT

He notices one of the doors leading to an adjacent storage room is
open. He walks towards it and slowly opens the door.

INT. MUSEUM STORAGE ROOM - NIGHT

Abderazzi takes a few steps into the room.

                           ABDERAZZI
                 Azza? Are you in here?

He notices the silhouette of someone sitting in an antique swivel
chair. He fumbles for the piece of string that enables the light
switch that hangs from the ceiling.

                           ABDERAZZI (CONT'D)
                 Azza? Is that you?
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The light bulb snaps to life. Abderazzi stands there waiting for an
answer from whoever is in the chair.

The chair swivels around to reveal the bald man. He is wearing
thin pale blue sunglasses.

                         ABDERAZZI (CONT'D)
               Where is Azza?

                         BALD MAN
               She looked tired so I gave her
               some time off.

Abderazzi fiddles with his hands. His palms are sweaty.

                         ABDERAZZI
               Who are you? What are you doing in
               here?

The bald man stands from the swivel chair and walks over to Abderazzi.
He puts his white gloved hands onto his shoulders.

                         BALD MAN
               That's a very good question.
               Have you ever asked yourself
               that?

The bald man walks around Abderazzi and walks over to one of the
unopened crates that sits waiting in the area. Abderazzi turns his
head to follow the bald man.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               The Human Race. An entire civilization
               determined to destroy itself.

The bald man places his gloved hands palm down on the crate. The bald
man turns around and faces Abderazzi. Abderazzi is still standing in
his spot.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               With all this history around us. You
               would think we‟d know ourselves a
               little better by now.

The bald man turns and walks up to Abderazzi.

                         BALD MAN(CONT'D)
               Mankind has had it chances. We can
               no longer be trusted to decide what‟s
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               best.

Abderazzi takes a step back.

                         ABDERAZZI
               I know who you are.

Abderazzi turns to walk out the door. An associate of the bald man
appears in the doorway. Abderazzi stops before he gets to the door.

                         BALD MAN
               My dear doctor. What you think you
               know, is not the same as what you
               thought you knew.

Abderazzi is surrounded by more associates. The bald man walks to him.
He removes his glasses. We just see Abderazzi's reaction.

                         BALD MAN
               I ran into an old friend of yours.
               Actually. He ran into me.

Abderazzi looks around and begins breathing heavy. The inevitability
of his situation is sinking in.

                         ABDERAZZI
               You still don't have what you're
               looking for. Or you wouldn't be here.

The bald man places his glasses back on his face.

                         BALD MAN
               Tell me the name. I promise the next
               world for you will be a better one.

Abderazzi stays stoic.

                         ABDERAZZI
               I would rather die a free man. Than
               live as a slave in your world.

The bald man walks away. Several associates move to Abderazzi. The
bald man stops and turns to Abderazzi.

                         BALD MAN
               There are worse things than dying.
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Abderazzi looks down at his hands. He opens them palm up to the
heavens.

                         ABDERAZZI
               Ashadu anna Muhammadan rasoolullah.
               Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.

INT. LIMOUSINE - DAY

The bald man sits in the back of a limousine when there is a light
knock on the window. The window moves downward. An associate leans
down to the window.

                           ASSOCIATE
               Racrehel.

The bald man leans back in the seat.

                           BALD MAN
               At last.

The window moves upward and closes.

INT. ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, RABAT, KINGDOM OF MOROCCO - NIGHT

Several flash light beams fight to pierce the thick dust in the air.
Two men wearing gas masks enter the hallway.

Another man, much taller than the other two men, enter behind them.

                         TALL MAN
               How far is the signal?

One of the men looks down at his scanning device.

                         MAN #1
               It‟s within fifteen meters.

                         TALL MAN
               Bio readings?

                         MAN #1
               If you can call it that. Minimal.
               traces are barely registering.

                         TALL MAN
               Spread out. If he‟s in here. Find
               him.
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The other two men walk in different directions. The tall man walks
towards the main office area. We see that the tall man is in his early
forties and he has nice blue eyes.

INT. MAIN OFFICE AREA, ABDERAZZI‟S OFFICE - NIGHT

The tall man enters Abderazzi‟s office. He looks around. The area has
been tossed.

The tall man reaches the back of Abderazzi‟s desk.

CREAK.

The tall man turns and sees a door to an adjoining closet is ajar. The
tall man sees a foot sticking out from the door.

                           TALL MAN
               Jesus.

The tall man reaches the door and opens it. Abderazzi is lying on the
floor. He has a slime covering his body and his physical features have
begun to disappear.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Abby! Abby can you here me!

Abderazzi moves slightly to his left. His mouth opens and he tries to
speak. The tall man leans in.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Abby. Who did this?

Abderazzi slowly lifts his hand in the air. He points to something.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               What is it?

The other two men enter the office area. One of them kneels down
beside Abderazzi and begins to analyze his condition with a portable
imaging scanner. The man looks over at the tall man.

BEEPING IMAGING SCANNER.

                         MAN #2
               Extensive cellular breakdown. If
               we‟re going to have any chance of
               saving him. We have to get him out of
               here right now.
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Abderazzi continues to point at something.

                         TALL MAN
               There has to be some way we can
               stabilize him. What can we do?

Abderazzi begins flailing his arms all around.

                          MAN #2
               He‟s going into shock! Quickly! Open
               his shirt!

Man #2 begins administering CPR. Abderazzi pushes them away.

                         TALL MAN
               I thought you said he was in
               shock?!

Abderazzi stretches out his arm and points to the desk.

                           ABDERAZZI
               Racrehel!

The tall man and the two other men look up to the top of the desk.

Sitting on the desk is a WNN newspaper. On the page that‟s opened is a
picture of a woman. The header reads: WNN Celebrates One Of Their Own!

The tall man looks closer at the name beneath the picture. It reads:
Rachel Cole, Peabody Award Winning Journalist.

The tall man looks back to Abderazzi. He‟s dead. One of the other men
turns up to the tall man.

                         MAN #2
               What now sir?

The tall man continues to look at the picture of Rachel.

                         TALL MAN
               We have to warn an old friend.

                                                           FADE TO:

INT. LABORATORY ROOM - NIGHT (DREAM SEQUENCE)

We enter a lab room. In the middle of the room is a hospital bed
occupied by ten year old little girl.
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The little girl is sitting up in a bed. Frequency electrodes are
attached all over her head. She looks uncomfortable.

                           DEEP SOFT VOICE
                 How do you feel?

The little girl shifts her weight in the bed. She fidgets with one of
the electrodes.

                           DEEP SOFT VOICE (CONT'D)
                 It will all be over soon. Remember what
                 we talked about?

The little girl nods her head.

                              DEEP SOFT VOICE (CONT'D)
                 Good girl.

DEEP HUMMING SOUND.

The little girl‟s hands tightly clench the side of the bed.

                           DEEP SOFT VOICE (CONT'D)
                 It will only hurt if you fight it.

LOUD RUMBLING.

A massive shock wave of sonic pressure hits the room and everything
starts shaking.

An electrical charge shoots through the little girl. She falls back
into the bed in pain. She grasps for anything to hold.

The little girl springs back up into a seated position and places both
hands on her temples. She starts to shake uncontrollably.

                           LITTLE GIRL
                 No! No! It hurts!

                                                         SNAP CUT TO:

INT. BEDROOM - DAY

RACHEL COLE (30), attractive, snaps awake. Another person stirs beside
her. He is ANDREW ROSS (33), attractive.

                           ANDREW (SOFTLY)
                 Bad dreams again?
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                        RACHEL
              Only when I sleep.

She turns away from Andrew and looks over at the digital clock on the
side table. It reads: 8:17 am

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
              Shit. Come on sleeping beauty. We
              got to go.

Andrew reaches out and grabs her by the waist and prevents her from
leaving the bed.

                        ANDREW
              Was it your mother again?

(BEAT)

                        RACHEL
              I can't remember.

                        ANDREW
              You never were a very good liar.

                        RACHEL
              No reason for me to play on your
              side of the tracks.

                        ANDREW
              Ouch. You‟re starting early this
              morning.

She grabs his arm and pulls it around her body. Andrew inhales the
scent from her hair.

                        RACHEL
              I‟m sorry. It‟s not you. I haven‟t
              slept very well these last few
              months.

                        ANDREW
              Maybe you should talk to someone.

                        RACHEL
              That‟s why I have you.

                        ANDREW
              I‟m flattered you think my psycho
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                  analytical prowess is so adept.
                  I mean someone who...

Rachel places her hands on Andrews face.

                            RACHEL
                  I know what you mean.

(BEAT)

                            ANDREW
                  The Mayans believed that nightmares
                  were memories from our past trying
                  to warn us.

                            RACHEL
                  Really? How would we know?

                            ANDREW
                  You would have to be trained in
                  recognizing the signs I suppose.

Rachel giggles.

                            ANDREW (CONT'D)
                  What‟s so funny?

                            RACHEL
                  And here I thought you were only
                  good for one thing.

Andrew tickles Rachel under the covers. She squirms.

                            ANDREW
                  I‟ll show you one thing.

The two of them play fight for a moment.

                            RACHEL
                  Alright! Alright!

Andrew ceases.

                            ANDREW
                  Come on. We'll go to that cute
                  little deli around the corner and
                  grab some of those bagels you like
                  so much.
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                         RACHEL
               I can't this morning. There's
               something I have to do first before
               I go in.

                         ANDREW
               I‟ll come with you.
Rachel smiles and then she kisses him.

                         RACHEL
               You're sweet. I‟m a big girl.


                         ANDREW
               So I‟ve noticed.

Rachel slips out from under the covers and walks to the closet. She
grabs a towel and walks across the room towards the washroom.

Andrew looks over at the table beside the bed. There is an old vintage
crystal lamp, a remote control for the television and a George Foster
Peabody Award.

He grabs the award and looks at it‟s face.

                         ANDREW
               He looks like Colonel Sanders.

Rachel pokes her head out from the washroom.

                          RACHEL
               Not bad for a grade seven
               education.

                         ANDREW
               Yea. You‟ve come a long way.

                         RACHEL
               Not me you jerk. Colonel Sanders.

Andrew smiles and places the award back on the table. He then takes
the remote control and flicks on the television. He flips channels
until he reaches W.N.N. News.

                         ANDREW
               Oh look. It‟s the happy channel.

A slight giggle can be heard from the washroom.
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                         TELEVISION
               World Network News. Your twenty-four
               hour news source. Bringing you
               all the days events. In real time.
               Disturbing new data released by the
               World Health Organization shows an
               alarming rise in the global suicide
               rate. Every year one million people,
               or 1.5% of the planet's human
               population, commit suicide. In the
               last six months alone. Three and a
               half million people have taken their
               own lives around the world. Experts
               also tell W.N.N. that this number
               could be much higher due to the
               undetermined suicides occurring in
               third world countries.

                         ANDREW (TO HIMSELF)
               Their getting out while it‟s still
               good.

Rachel pokes her head out from the washroom.

                         RACHEL
               Did you say something?

                         ANDREW
               Not important.

Rachel pulls her head back in.

SHOWER WATER RUNNING.

Andrew lies in bed thinking to himself.

EXT. TRINITY CHURCH CEMETERY - DAY

The sunlight barely cracks its way through the thick cloud cover of
the mid afternoon day.

Rachel walks through the Trinity Church cemetery and eventually stops
at a grave stone marked: "In loving Memory, Monica Woods, 1949 - 1990"

Rachel places some flowers on her mothers' grave stone and sits there
for a few moments. She ponders.

EXT. SIDEWALK OUTSIDE CEMETERY - DAY
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An unidentified man (40's), in a cream colored trench coat watches
Rachel from the sidewalk. He is wearing a black hat as well.

INT. WNN NEWS CENTER, NEW YORK CITY - DAY

The WNN News Center is bustling with reporters and other people
trying to get their work done.

Rachel walks into the main newsroom. She walks by her boss's office
door. His name is WALTER MICHAELS (53). Walter has been the President
of WNN News for fourteen years.

                         WALTER
               Spark! I still don't have
               all your sources for "Highwater".

Rachel stops at Walter's door. His desk is a colossal mess.

                         RACHEL
               I put them on your desk last
               week Walter. Don't you
               remember? And when are you
               going to stop calling me
               that?

Walter gives her a smirk. Rachel smirks right back.

                          WALTER
               Nobody likes a smart ass. Just
               because you knocked one out of
               the park your first time up
               doesn't mean you forget where you
               came from.

A female assistant walks in between Rachel and Walter as they walk and
talk. The assistant quietly congratulates Rachel on her award.

Rachel looks back to Walter.

                         RACHEL
               You mean the mail room. When
               I was getting your coffee?

Walter catches up to her.

                         WALTER
               And what great coffee it was.
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Rachel continues walking.

                         RACHEL
               Something will come up. It always
               does.

Walter catches up to Rachel and stops her.

                         WALTER
               I‟ve got just the thing.

His look is serious.

                         WALTER (CONT'D)
               It would be a pleasant change
               of pace to actually have you on
               board with the rest of us.

She gives him a smile. She continues walking.

                         RACHEL
               Is this is about the Mayor
               getting caught with the hooker
               who turned out to be a D.E.A.
               undercover. I'll pass thank-you.

Walter catches up to her at the coffee bar.

                         WALTER
               No hookers. I promise. Well,
               not for you anyway.

Rachel smiles. Walter holds up his left hand with the three fingered
Scout's honor salute.

                         RACHEL
               It's the other hand Walter.

Walter looks at his right hand.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               You're no boy scout.

Rachel playfully walks away from Walter as he lowers his left hand.

INT. RACHEL'S OFFICE, WNN NEWS - DAY
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Rachel enters her office and walks to her desk. She places the file
folder on her desk and proceeds to rustle through other papers.

KNOCKING.

Andrew walks into the office.

                         ANDREW
               Did you hear the big news?

Rachel looks up at Andrew.

                         RACHEL
               If this is about the Mayor, spare
               me the lurid details. I'll pick
               up what I miss from TMZ.

Andrew flops himself down on one of the chairs.

                         ANDREW
               Not quite but you do have to ask
               yourself. Did he find out before or
               after?

Rachel continues with what she's doing.

                         ANDREW (CONT'D)
               I'll take that as a "no."

Rachel looks at Andrew.

                         RACHEL
               What are you talking about?

                         ANDREW
               The footage. From the rail yard
               massacre a couple of nights ago.
               Don't tell me you haven't heard.

Rachel shakes her head. Andrew springs up from the chair and pulls
down the shade blind to the office window.

Rachel steps up to see several plasma monitors in the newsroom are all
showing security camera footage of a person in the New Jersey rail
yard.

The person is suspended in mid air apparently being strangled. The
security camera shows that nobody is in the room besides the person.
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(Dr. Galloway)

                           ANDREW (CONT'D)
                 Nine people murdered. Cars
                 blowing up in the streets. And
                 this poor fellow. When they
                 found him, he was nothing but
                 a big blob of jelly. Couldn't
                 even tell he was human.

                           RACHEL
                 It's a joke.

Andrew shakes his head.

                           ANDREW
                 Apparently not. This was posted on
                 Youtube fifteen minutes ago.

Andrew holds out his Blackberry. He plays a viral video for her. The
video shows Dr. Galloway in a nervous state. He‟s talking directly
into the camera while looking behind him for something.

                            GALLOWAY (VIDEO)
                 This won‟t be easy to understand.
                 For most of you out there...
                 we‟re just a terrorist group.
                 But the time has come for the
                 world to wake up. The time has
                 come for us to take back out right
                 of “will”.

Galloway looks behind him once again. A woman comes up behind him.

                           WOMAN (VIDEO)
                 We have to go now!

LOUD BANGING IN THE BACKGROUND.

                           GALLOWAY (VIDEO)
                 I have to finish it!

Galloway returns to the camera.

                           GALLOWAY (VIDEO)(CONT”D)
                 Our hope... is that the people of
                 this world come to realize once
                 and for all. The time is now.
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                Take back what‟s yours.

SEVERAL SHOTGUN BLASTs IN THE BACKGROUND OF VIDEO.

The video shows chaos and then goes dark.

                          RACHEL
                Jesus. What do you think they‟re
                talking about?

                          ANDREW
                If I knew that. I would be sitting
                in Michael's office where all the
                secrets of the world go to die.

Rachel grins and nods her heads like she's listening.

                          RACHEL
                Anybody know who he is?

                          ANDREW
                I dunno. Some crazy scientist.

KNOCKING.

Rachel sighs. She looks up to the door once again. Her assistant Missy
enters the office. Missy is carrying a large yellow envelope. She
places the envelope in Rachel's hand.

                          RACHEL
                What's this?

                          MISSY
                Your mail. Just arrived.

Rachel grabs a letter opener from the desk drawer and slices open the
envelope. Rachel looks back to Missy.

                          RACHEL
                Anything else?

                          MISSY
                Mr. Michaels asked to see you in
                his office.

Rachel sighs.

                          RACHEL
                I swear he's like a little boy
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               sometimes. Thank-you Missy.

Rachel opens the envelope and tilts the open end down.         An   old
photograph falls out along with a small piece of note paper.

Rachel looks at the photo. The photo is of her as a little girl along
with two adults. Andrew peeks in.

                         ANDREW
               Who are they?

Rachel places the photo face down on her desk.

                           RACHEL
               Nobody.

Rachel flips the note paper over. It reads: "A light in dark places."

Andrew touches Rachel on the arm. She snaps back to reality.

                         ANDREW
               Hey. You o.k.?

                           RACHEL
               Yea. Why?

Rachel rises from the chair and begins to gather some files and other
such items. She smirks and walks past Andrew into the hallway.

                           ANDREW
               Hey?

Andrew follows her.

INT. HALLWAY, WNN NEWS - DAY

Rachel and Andrew walk down the hallway past numerous computers and
various people about in their varied tasks.

                         ANDREW
               I found a cozy little Spanish
               restaurant, candle light dinner,
               serenading guitar player, the
               works. Interested?

Rachel continues down the hall without looking at Andrew.

                         RACHEL
               No can do. Walter has me pulling
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               double duty.

                         ANDREW
               Fill me in.
Rachel stops and looks at Andrew.

                         RACHEL
               I can't fill you in because I
               haven't even looked at the
               file yet. Ergo, no dinner tonight.

Rachel brings her hands up to his cheek.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Not even a cozy little Spanish
               restaurant with a serenading
               guitar player. As wonderful as
               they may sound.

Rachel walks away glancing behind her. She smiles.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Another time. Another place.

Andrew watches her for a moment and then turns to walk the other way.

INT. WALTER'S OFFICE - DAY

Rachel enters the office and notices right away that the President of
WNN News is present. WELLINGTON ANDERSON III, (61).
Walter is sitting at his desk. His look is somewhat serious. Rachel
walks to a chair across from Walter and sits.

                         RACHEL
               Don't tell me. The Mets lost again.


Wellington closes the door to the office. He then walks to the end of
Walter's desk and sits on the edge of it.

                         WELLINGTON
               Miss Cole. Are you feeling alright?

                         RACHEL
               What are you talking about?

Wellington walks to the door while Walter leans into Rachel. Walter
places some black and white photos on the desk.
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Rachel looks at the photos. They are of her kneeling at the cemetery
crying at her mother's grave.

                         WALTER
               It's been twenty years Spark.
               You've got to let it go.

Wellington steps up.

                          WELLINGTON
               Miss Cole. We are not in the habit
               of interfering with our employees
               personal lives but this...unstable
               behavior quite frankly has me
               concerned.

Walter looks at Wellington.

                         WELLINGTON (CONT'D)
               Walter doesn't share my feelings
               on this but time will tell.

Walter walks up to Rachel.

                         WALTER
               You just returned from a difficult
               assignment. Take a few days. Go
               shopping. Go get your nails
               done. Go do what women your age do.

                         RACHEL
               My age? Walter. I'm fine. Can we
               move on?

Wellington looks at Walter for a moment and then leaves the office.
Satisfied for the moment. Rachel turns to leave as well.

                         WALTER
               Forgetting something?

Rachel stops and turns back to Walter. He's holding a file folder in
his right hand.

                         RACHEL
               What's this?

Rachel opens the file and briefly peeks inside.
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                         WALTER
               Background.

                          RACHEL
               On what?

                         WALTER
               Who. Some famous scientists are
               showing up dead. One just last
               night. Car accident or something.
               Looks fishy. Got an anonymous
               tip early this morning. I don't
               like anonymous tips. You know
               why. It means someone out there
               knows a hell of a lot more than
               we do. That makes me nervous.

                         RACHEL
               What's his name?

Walter begins walking to his office.

                         WALTER
               I don't know. "Azz... Aber",
               something like that.

                          RACHEL
               You mean Abderazzi? Dr.
               Abderazzi?

Walter stops walking. He turns to Rachel.

                         WALTER
               Yea. How'd you know that?

                         RACHEL
               Walter. One of these days you
               really have to read something
               other than the “Hunter‟s Almanac”.

Walter points his pen at her.

                         WALTER
               Look around you. I get all the
               bad news I need.

Walter lowers his glasses to make sure she knows the seriousness of
this.
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                         WALTER (CONT”D)
               Listen to me Spark. This "Azzy"
               guy and his buddies were big
               news. Two of them are now dead
               within twenty-four hours of each
               other. It just so happens that
               the one remaining live one lives
               here in the Big Apple. He's
               giving a lecture at the Giuliani
               Hall tonight.

Walter looks down at some notes.

                          WALTER (CONT'D)
               Dr... Walker. A real life wonder
               kid. He was on the President‟s
               Science Advisory Board at the age
               of twenty-three. This guy's got
               more PhD's than God. Think you can
               handle it?

Rachel pulls out an old newspaper clipping from the file folder. The
clipping has a picture of several scientists including Dr. Abderazzi
and Dr. Lionel Walker.

They are gathered around a glowing object mechanism of some kind with
champagne glasses in their hands. The paper's headline reads:
"TRIUMPH!

Rachel looks up at Walter and gives him an evil eye.

                         RACHEL
               You had someone spying on me?
               Following me?

Walter gives her the sad eyes.

                         WALTER
               Of course not. Those arrived
               about the same time as the
               mystery tip on Abernathy.

                          RACHEL
               Abderazzi.
Walter waves off the correction.

                         WALTER
               Don‟t interrupt me.
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Rachel grins. Walter holds Rachel by the arms with a warm fatherly
security.

                         WALTER (CONT'D)
               Just because you're not being
               shot at. Doesn't mean it ain't
               news.

She smirks from the side of her lips.

                         RACHEL
               Those eyes.

Walter waves her away.

                         WALTER
               Go on. Get outta here.

Rachel walks confidently out of the office.

                         WALTER (CONT'D)
               And take that camera guy,
               whatever his name is, with you!

Rachel waves good-bye.

                         WALTER (CONT'D)
                     (under his breath)
               It's about time he did something.

INT. GIULIANI HALL - DAY

We enter the Giuliani Lecture Hall. A floor marquee shows a picture of
Dr. Lionel Walker. The marquee header reads: “Ancient Wisdom and
Sacred Science”.

The hall itself has two hundred and fifty seats that are filled to
capacity. Along the back wall and down the side of the hall, are also
lined with students eager to hear the speaker.

Dr. Lionel Walker walks to the podium. He is a world renowned
physicist with a PhD in anthropology, as well as many other fields of
study. He is addressing the crowd that has gathered.

                         LIONEL
               Anthropology in definition,
               seeks to improve the human
               condition through knowledge
               of the past and through an
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              understanding of it's origin.

We see faces of students as they attempt to understand the
proceedings. A projection screen behind Dr. Walker shows various
pictures of ancient cultures from places all around the world.

                        LIONEL(CONT'D)
              In order to do this we must also
              bare witness to the study of
              “cycles” in physical and
              cultural aspects that seem to
              only separate the tribes of
              Man. Language, religion, the
              comparative study of social
              phenomena. We has become so
              focused on the culture of
              materialism that little can now
              be known through just the study
              of natural sciences.

Lionel takes a sip from a glass of water that sits on a small table
beside him. Historical paintings of an ancient race of people long ago
appear on the large screen behind him.

                        LIONEL (CONT‟D)
              Thus, we see in our history, the
              ebb and flow of human progress.
              After reaching greatness all the
              kingdoms of the world descend
              once again in accordance with the
              same laws from which they ascended.

High priests standing on top of great worship temples holding large
multi-colored crystals. They are channeling the forces of nature.

                        LIONEL (CONT'D)
              For millions of years the Earth
              has been witness to the great
              cosmic dance. Comets, consisting
              of elements that will forever
              be unknown to our Science, are
              constantly passing through our
              solar system leaving traces of
              our creation behind.

Other pictures and scenes of people using natural forces to enlighten
themselves spiritually and physically. Ancient Hieroglyphics of
levitation, teleportation etc.
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                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               Plato believed an ancient race
               of people who lived on Earth a
               hundred thousand years ago,
               discovered the almost magical
               properties of crystalline stones.
               What was once a primitive and
               fragile society. Quickly became
               a highly gifted and motivated
               superpower of the ancient world.

Lionel looks to his left and notices a man in a black suit is standing
along the back wall. He is definitely out of place. Lionel lets out a
slight cough and continues.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               Compared to ancient societies,
               "Modern man" is now a sophisticated
               being in many ways. But
               unlike our ancient counterparts.
               We are still pretty much in the
               dark when it comes to matters
               of our own existence. Where do we
               come from? What is our purpose
               here? These are the age-old
               questions that Science has yet
               to answer. And because of this,
               the majority of the world's
               population consider their faith
               to be a more levied factor
               in their understandings.

A female student raises her hand to ask a question. An old professor
along the side wall steps up.

                         PROFESSOR
               Due to time restrictions. Dr. Walker
               is unable to answer any questions.

Lionel holds up his hand to the professor.

                         LIONEL
               It's quite alright. What's your name?

The student rises from her seat.

                         STUDENT
               Danielle Forbes.
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                         LIONEL
               What's your interest Miss Forbes?

Danielle looks around at the other students. Rachel appears through
the doorway. She quietly enters the hall.

                         DANIELLE
               Isn't it true that Religion has
               provided more explanations for
               Man's philosophies over the years?

The lecture hall goes quiet. Lionel lets out a slight cough. Rachel
watches Lionel. Lionel notices the man in the black suit is gone.
Lionel continues.

                         LIONEL
               Investigations formed out of Faith
               and sometimes even meditation
               have had profound results. The
               assertion of a universe formed
               from an intelligent direct
               process cannot be proven
               scientifically.

                         DANIELLE
               What about supernatural
               intervention?

Rachel is intrigued with Lionel.

                         LIONEL
               What about it?

                         DANIELLE
               Don't you think people need
               something more?

                         LIONEL
               Metaphorical realism has no
               place in modern science Miss
               Forbes. Galileo made no
               statements. He relied solely
               on experimental evidence.

The older professor standing along the wall moves forward.

                         PROFESSOR
               Alright. Thank you Miss Forbes.
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                 I think we...

                           DANIELLE
                 What about “The Secret Doctrine”?

Students and faculty become ever uncomfortable with the questioning.
Lionel just looks at Danielle.

                           DANIELLE (CONT‟D)
                 These ancient records are known
                 to substantiate the claims of a
                 Fifth Root Race that existed
                 separately from Atlantis and
                 evolved through Karmic Law.

Lionel smirks.

                           LIONEL
                 “The Secret Doctrine” are occult
                 theories and hypothetical half
                 truths.

                           DANIELLE
                 That may be doctor but I...

                           LIONEL
                 I‟m not sure I hear a question?

(BEAT)

                            DANIELLE
                 Is "Science" going to take us
                 through the next phase of our
                 evolution?

                           LIONEL
                 What makes you think we're still
                 evolving?

The audience is deafly quiet.

                           DANIELLE
                 Well I just...

                           LIONEL
                 You‟re assuming as much. Man has
                 never had a problem envisioning a
                 perfect world he would be
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               unqualified to occupy.

                         PROFESSOR
               Alright Miss Forbes. In the future,
               your grades might benefit from
               such tenacity.

Danielle Forbes sits back in her seat.

                         LIONEL
               When I was attending Dr.
               Kimball's Biological Theories
               class at Harvard. I was
               constantly reminded of one very
               important term. "Anomaly." You
               would be wise to study it's
               true meaning ... and never forget
               it.

The old professor turns to Lionel. He steps away from the center
podium and begins pacing across the stage.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               It stands as a reminder to me
               the extremely delicate nature of
               what we are. We have thrived on
               this planet based on one
               single capability. Conceptual
               mechanization. Without it. We
               don't have language, social
               organizations or simple tools
               for that matter. All to which
               have allowed human beings to
               dominate this world. Some would
               call it "hubris". Others, "fate".
               Unfortunately the last uncharted
               frontier for "Man", is the one
               he's least prepared for.

                    VOICE FROM THE CROWD
               What's that?

People all around look to see who said it. They all look at Rachel.

Lionel takes his right index finger and taps the temple of            his
forehead. Indicating that it all resides upstairs. In your mind.

EXT. PARKING LOT, GIULIANI LECTURE HALL - DAY
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Lionel approaches his Saab sedan. He reaches for his keys and pushes
one of them into the door's key lock.

He notices a parking ticket on his windshield and grabs it.

                           FEMALE VOICE
                 That felt a little like the
                 Spanish Inquisition.

Lionel turns around to see Rachel. He opens the door and places his
briefcase inside on the passenger seat. He puts the ticket in his
pocket.

                           LIONEL
                 Unfortunately the answers never
                 satisfy the question.

Rachel smirks.

                           RACHEL
                 I'm Rachel Cole. WNN.

Lionel looks at her once again. They shake hands. Rachel notices a
silver ring on Lionel's left thumb.

                           LIONEL
                 You were with Nkunda's militia in
                 Congo. I read your work.
                 "The People's Army" wasn't it?

                           RACHEL
                 He liked to think they were.
                 In the end the Nationals made
                 quick work of them I‟m afraid.

                            LIONEL
                 You‟re fairly young to be on
                 the frontlines. None the less.
                 Good work.

Rachel grins sarcastically. Lionel turns to enter the car.

                           RACHEL
                 So now that we know you're such
                 a big fan of my work. How does
                 one go from such a landmark
                 career in Physics to discussing...
                 what is it again?
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Rachel looks down at a flyer that promoted the evenings lecture.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               “Ancient Wisdom and Sacred Science.”
               Pretty deep stuff.

Lionel turns to Rachel and detects a slight antagonistic tone to her
question.

                         LIONEL
               I find the past is often more
               intriguing than the future.

                         RACHEL
               I'm not so sure your former
               employers would agree with you.

                         LIONEL
               They didn‟t have to stand in a
               room day after day talking to
               people who look exactly like you
               do now.

                         RACHEL
               I‟m not sure I understand what
               you mean.

Lionel stops and turns to Rachel.

                          LIONEL
               Exactly.

Rachel pauses for a moment.

                          RACHEL
               Sneaky.

                         LIONEL
               I have my moments.

                         RACHEL
               Is this one of them?

Rachel pulls out a note pad and a pen. Lionel notices this.

                         LIONEL
               I‟m afraid I‟m not very quotable.
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                         RACHEL
               How about a comment then?

                           LIONEL
               On what?

                         RACHEL
               Two of your former colleagues are
               dead. One just last night.

Lionel pauses for a moment. Rachel notices his discomfort.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               I‟m sorry. I thought you knew.

                         LIONEL
               I do now. Good evening Miss Cole.

Lionel closes the door. Rachel takes a step back. The car drives off.

                           RACHEL
               Shit.

A WNN news van pulls up along side Rachel. Andrew is driving.

                         ANDREW
               Was that him?

Rachel nods her head.

                           ANDREW (CONT'D)
               What now?

                         RACHEL
               You stick with him. I‟m going
               back to the office for something.

                         ANDREW
               Stick with him? You mean follow?
               From, like a distance?

Rachel pats Andrew's shoulder.

                         RACHEL
               A little knowledge is a dangerous
               thing. I'll call you in an hour.

Andrew sighs and then steps on the gas. The van speeds out of the
parking area after Lionel has left onto the street. Rachel turns to
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her car.

EXT. DEAD END CITY STREET - DAY

A doorway opens in the side of a building. A line of shadowy figures
walk out wearing long trench coats and sun glasses.    They are all
wearing Bolero hats.

A Rolls Royce limousine arrives and pulls up beside the figures.
One of the figures opens the back door and another figure enters the
back seat. The door closes behind him.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE -DAY

The shadowy figure sits quietly. He looks over at the person next to
him. It's the bald man. The figure sits patiently.

                         DEEP VOICE
               Did you find the desert cold?

The bald man waits patiently.

                         DEEP VOICE (CONT'D)
               It's always cold here at night.

                         BALD MAN
               I think it would be prudent to
               postpone our plans. For the time
               being.

                         DEEP VOICE
               Postponement was not in our plans.

                         BALD MAN
               It's Racrehel.

                         DEEP VOICE
               Here? In the city?

The bald man hands the figure a set of photographs. The same
photographs that Walter was showing Rachel. They are of Rachel at her
mother's grave.

                         BALD MAN
               Her name is Rachel Cole. She's a
               reporter with WNN.

The figure looks at the photos of Rachel.
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                        DEEP VOICE
              Ah yes. The award winner. I have
              waited countless generations for
              her return.

                        BALD MAN
              I'll make contact.

                        DEEP VOICE
              No.

                        BALD MAN
              My lord. Only one stone remains
              to be found. She should be
              prepared for her duty once it is.

                        DEEP VOICE
              A mind without instruction   can no
              more bear fruit than can a   field
              that lacks fertility. They   will
              understand that our way...   is
              the only way. And she will   lead
              us all.

The figure turns his head to the bald man. He hands the bald man a
folded newspaper.

                        DEEP VOICE (CONT‟D)
              I see one of your old friends has
              come out of hiding.

The bald man looks down at the paper and sees a picture of Dr. Lionel
Walker.

                        BALD MAN
              He‟ll regret that decision.

The figure turns to the bald man. We can barely make out his facial
features. The figure is very old and his skin is a pale blue.

                        DEEP VOICE
              He is formidable. Do not
              underestimate him.

The door to the Rolls Royce opens and the figure steps out. He blocks
himself from the bright sunlight.
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The bald man has a nervous look on his face. He picks the paper up
from the seat and stares at the face of Dr. Walker.

INT. WNN NEWSROOM - NIGHT

Rachel enters the newsroom and is walking to her office past the lines
of desks filled with monitors. Walter flags down Rachel as she walks
by.

INT. WALTER'S OFFICE - NIGHT

Rachel peeks her head in the door.

                         RACHEL
               Don't have a lot of time Walter.
               I'm working on...

                         WALTER
               Forget it. I've got something
               else for you.

Rachel now straightens up and enters the office.

                         RACHEL
               What do you mean something else?
               I‟m just starting to get hot on
               this.

Walter slams down his pen.

                         WALTER
               I know what I did God damn it!
               Now I'm telling you to let it go.
               It's a dead end. Leave it alone.

Rachel walks to Walter.

                         RACHEL
               Did something happen?

Walter looks up at her apologetically.

                         WALTER
               Can't you just do what you're
               told? And trust that some of us
               are looking out for you.
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Rachel looks at Walter's demeanor. She squats down to look him in the
eye.

                         RACHEL
               What is it?

Rachel walks to the door. Missy knocks on the door.

                         MISSY
               Mr. Michaels.

Walter looks over at Missy. She holds up two fingers.

                           MISSY (CONT'D)
               Line two.

                         WALTER
               Take a message. I'm busy.

Missy doesn't move.

                         MISSY
               It's...Charles Cavannaugh?

The room goes quiet. Walter gets decidedly more nervous.

                         RACHEL
               Who's Charles Cavannaugh?

                           WALTER
               Quiet.

Walter picks up the receiver.

                         WALTER (INTO PHONE)
               Yes this is Walter Michaels, with
               whom am I speaking?

Walter's face goes serious.

                           WALTER (INTO PHONE)(CONT'D)
               I see.

Walter hangs up the phone. He looks up at Rachel.

                         WALTER (CONT'D)
               Somebody wants to meet you.
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Rachel looks confused.

INT. CONFERENCE ROOM, WNN NEWS - NIGHT

A man wearing a black bolero hat is sitting at the head of the long
conference table. His pale blue sunglasses are still on.

The dim light from the desk lamps only partially allows him to be
seen. Rachel approaches the table. He rises to greet her.

                         BALD MAN
               Rachel W. Cole.

                         RACHEL
               Yes.
                         BALD MAN
               So glad you could join me. Please
               have a seat.

Rachel stands defiantly. The bald man smiles at her.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               I must warn you...I have a
               reputation for being long winded.

Rachel sits on the edge of her chair looking around.

The man removes one of his gloves. His hands are pale blue. His finger
nails are a darker shade of blue. There is a strange silver ring on
his thumb.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               I'm looking for your father.

The man looks up at Rachel.

                         RACHEL
               My father? My father's dead.

                         BALD MAN
               What year was that?

                         RACHEL
               I‟m sorry. Who are you again?

The bald man stares down Rachel.
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                         BALD MAN
               Fortudine vincimus.

Rachel raises an eyebrow.

                            RACHEL
               Excuse me?

                         BALD MAN
               It's Latin, "by sheer will and
               endurance we will conquer." Do
               you know what I'm referring to?

Rachel stays quiet.

                         BALD MAN(CONT'D)
               For the longest time Man has been
               living for nothing. No new
               understanding of the universe or
               his purpose in it.

The bald man places his glove back onto his hand. He places his hands
on the table and touches the fingertips together.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               I knew your father very well. He
               took something very special.
               Something a human being was never
               allowed to see.

Rachel slowly looks around the room.

                         BALD MAN(CONT'D)
               Now we need it back.

Rachel's expression is blank.

                         RACHEL
               I don't know what you're talking
               about. And if you knew my father
               so well, then you must also know
               that he never shared his work
               with anyone. Including his family.

The bald man stares down Rachel. Rachel stays quiet. He places a clear
holographic government business card on the table.

                         BALD MAN
               I will be in town for a few
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               days. I'm sure you'll make the
               right choice. When the time is
               right.

Rachel reaches for the card and looks it over. The card has just three
letters on the face with a holographic number on the back. The letters
are: NCS

                         RACHEL
               Listen. I'm not sure who or
               even what you are, but my
               parents died a long time ago
               when I was a little girl.

The bald man rises from the chair. He walks to Rachel and touches her
shoulder.

                         BALD MAN
               You're still a little girl.

He walks out of the office and closes the door behind him.

                         RACHEL
               Wait a second.

Rachel opens the door and bolts into the hallway. The hallway is
empty. She looks around for a moment.

INT. RACHEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT

Rachel enters her office and flops down some papers and assorted files
onto her desk. She sighs a frustrating sigh and ponders for a moment.

She grabs the remote control for a television that hangs from the
ceiling in the corner.

Rachel turns the television on and sits down on a leather couch along
the side wall. She reaches for the file folder with the photograph
from her desk.

She opens one folder and looks down at the photo. She pauses for a
moment.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

We enter a hospital room. Get well cards and toys completely fill the
room as we slowly pass by young Rachel lying in the bed.
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INT. HOSPITAL HALLWAY - DAY

We slowly go down the hallway to where two people, Archie and his
wife, Monica (41), are pacing back and forth.

A Neurologist, Dr. SAMUEL DIAMOND (41), approaches the two worried
parents.

                         DR. DIAMOND
               How are we doing?

Archie looks up at the doctor.

                         ARCHIE
               All things considered. We're
               hanging in there.

Monica approaches the doctor. The doctor motions for them to have a
seat. They follow him to a set of chairs. The two parents look
terrified.

                          DIAMOND
               We've concluded our first
               round of blood tests and we are
               happy to say that there looks to
               be no infection. There is a
               slight inflammation in her spinal
               fluid but again, no signs of
               infection.

Monica grabs   the   hand   of   her   husband.   Archie   squeezes   her   hand
tightly.

                         ARCHIE
               Why do I feel a "but" coming on?

The doctor looks them both in the eyes.

                         DIAMOND
               There is still strong evidence
               of autoimmune abnormality.

Archie holds up his hand to halt the doctor.

                         ARCHIE
               Doctor please.

It's obvious the Dr. Diamond is struggling with this.
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                         DIAMOND
               Her epilepsy has progressed far
               more rapidly than expected.
               At this point we can‟t even
               guess at what‟s causing these
               seizures. It‟s all happening too
               fast.

Monica drops her head and begins sobbing. Archie looks at the doctor.

                         ARCHIE
               What does that mean?

                         DIAMOND
               We would like to keep her here
               for more tests.

Monica stands defiantly.

                         MONICA
               No! No more tests. We'll take her
               somewhere else. To Europe.

Dr. Diamond sighs. His shoulders drop.

                         DIAMOND
               I feel I must tell you, it's
               more than likely Rachel's
               condition will only worsen. I
               wish we could do more.

                         ARCHIE
               Thank you doctor.

The doctor rises from his chair. Archie rises with him. The two shake
hands. The doctor leaves. Monica sobs.

INT. BEDROOM - DAY

Ten year old Rachel sits in her bed reading a rather large book. The
book's cover shows that it is a picture book of Ancient Worlds and
Kingdoms.

Scattered about her room are posters of unicorns, magical kingdoms
made of crystal and wonderful fantasy art.

Rachel has a television in her room that is constantly playing
animated fantasy movies. Beside Rachel's' bed is a beautiful lamp with
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small prism crystals hanging from the lamp shade.

On top of her dresser is a flat, wide wooden box with a glass
cover. Inside the wooden box is a substantial rock collection.
Various smooth stones and peculiar shaped healing crystals are aligned
and labeled.

EXT. FRONT YARD - DAY

The front yard of the Woods residence is very well kept with obvious
attention being given to the flowering and pottery.

The front yard is segregated by a very quaint white picket fence. The
cement path that begins with the front steps leads down through the
yard and stops at the foot of the sidewalk where a gate allows access.

A man opens the gate. We hear a distinct creaking with the expansion
of the metal spring that forces the gate closed once it's been opened.

The man walking through the gate is the mail man. He carries a large
mail bag as we follow him to the door.

EXT. FRONT DOOR - DAY

The man reaches the front door and opens the mail box.


INT. RACHEL'S BEDROOM - DAY

Rachel unwraps the blanket from her legs and crawls off the bed. She
slides her feet inside two slippers and opens the door to her bedroom.

EXT. FRONT DOOR - DAY

The mail man is placing mail in the "Woods" mailbox when the front
door slowly opens revealing young Rachel. She peers out past the metal
screen door.

                         RACHEL
               Hello.

The mail man closes the mail box lid.

                         MAIL MAN
               Well look at you. Feeling better
               today are we?

Rachel smiles and looks at the mail box.
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                         MAIL MAN (CONT'D)
               I'm afraid there's nothing in
               there for you. Maybe tomorrow.

The mail man turns and leaves. Rachel begins to close the door when
she sees several other children playing outside. One of them is a
little boy. The little boy stops and notices Rachel in the doorway.

                         LITTLE BOY (ARM MOTION)
               Come on Rachel.

Rachel smiles at him. Monica arrives at the door and looks out at the
little boy. She looks down to Rachel.

                         MONICA
               Some day soon honey. I promise.

The door closes with the reflection of the little boy in the door's
glass.



INT. RACHEL‟S OFFICE - DAY

KNOCKING.

Rachel awakens from her day dream. The door to her office opens. Missy
pokes her head in.

                         MISSY
               Andrew‟s on three.

Rachel places the picture in the envelope and back on the desk. She
moves to her desk and grabs the phone.

                         RACHEL
               Yes?

                         ANDREW (PHONE)
               When you said to report anything.
               Did you mean...

                         RACHEL
               Andrew!

INT. WNN VAN - NIGHT

Andrew is watching a brownstone condo.
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                          ANDREW
               Alright. He just pulled into a
               Brownstone between Broadway and
               Amsterdam.

Andrew looks closer through the rainy windshield.

                         ANDREW (CONT'D)
               Wait a second.

EXT. LIONEL'S BROWNSTONE - NIGHT

A long black Lincoln Sedan limousine drives up behind Lionel's Saab.
We see Lionel turning to look at it.

Lionel closes the door to his car and walks to the limousine.

INT. WNN VAN - NIGHT

Andrew looks through the windshield with the cell phone pressed
to his ear.

                         ANDREW
               There's a black limo pulling up
               behind him. Somebody's getting out.
               I can't see who it is.

INT. RACHEL'S OFFICE - NIGHT

                         RACHEL (INTO PHONE)
               Broadway and Amsterdam. Sit tight.
               I'm on my way.

She hangs up the phone. She walks to the coat hanger and grabs her
coat.

EXT. NEW YORK CITY - NIGHT

A thunder and rain storm bombards the city.

INT. LIMOUSINE - NIGHT

The tall man exits from the limo wearing a dark trench coat. He
has a dark bolero hat on. He looks up at Lionel. He is in his fifties
now. His eyes are still nice.

                         TALL MAN
               It's been a long time Lionel.
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It begins to rain. Lionel looks at the tall man.

                         LIONEL
               What makes you think that?

                         TALL MAN
               We‟re both starting to show our age.

                         LIONEL
               Speak for yourself.

(BEAT)

It doesn't take a smart man to appreciate the risk I'm taking by being
here. The tall man motions for Lionel to enter the car. Lionel walks
to the car and gets in.

INT. LIMOUSINE - DAY

The tall man sits beside Lionel. The tall man reaches into a briefcase
and removes a file folder. Lionel looks forward.

                         LIONEL
               You've been following me.

                         TALL MAN
               Abby's dead. Galloway too.

                         LIONEL
               I know. I felt it.

The tall man looks sharply at Lionel.

                         TALL MAN
               You felt it? Of course.

                         LIONEL
               Was it an accident like the papers
               say?

                         TALL MAN
               Would it matter?

Lionel sighs under his breath.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               How's Diane?
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Lionel looks over at the tall man.

                             LIONEL
                   If that's my file. Then you
                   already know the answer to
                   that.

The tall man looks to Lionel.

                             TALL MAN
                   You can't always believe what
                   you read.

Lionel looks around the limousine.

                             LIONEL
                   Or what you see.

(BEAT)

                             TALL MAN
                   How are the children doing?

                             LIONEL
                   Under the circumstances. I‟d say
                   pretty well.

                             TALL MAN
                   Make sure you give them my best.

Lionel looks at the tall man.

                             LIONEL
                   I‟ll do that.

The tall man places the file on the seat.

                         TALL MAN
               I need your help.
Lionel glances at the file.

                             LIONEL
                   You know I can‟t replace Abby.

                             TALL MAN
                   I‟m not asking you to.

The   tall   man    reaches   into    the   folder   and   removes   a   set   of
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electroencephalograms. They are image scans of a human brain.

The tall man taps the back of the window that divides the front
seating from the rear.

A single narrow light beam suddenly shoots down from the ceiling.
Lionel reaches for the scans and holds them up near the light.

(BEAT)

                         LIONEL
               This is a child. A girl.

The tall man shows Lionel another set of scans. Lionel reaches out and
begins looking at them.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               She‟s active in the high beta
               and theta frequencies.

Lionel turns his head to the tall man.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               These are real? Not a mock up?

The tall man turns his head and faces the front.

                         TALL MAN
               Look at the date Lionel.

Lionel looks down at the date along the bottom of the scan he‟s
holding. It reads: September 2, 1990

Lionel looks back to the tall man.

                         LIONEL
               Two days before the ZPE experiment?
The tall man nods his head.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               What‟s this here?

Lionel points to a set of letters along the bottom of the scan. They
are: RW

                         TALL MAN
               We‟re not sure. Hell. We‟re
               playing with fire in a gas
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               chamber here.

EXT. RAINY STREET - NIGHT

The limousine sits by the curb. The rain begins to fall harder.

INT. LIMOUSINE - NIGHT

The tall man looks out the window. Lionel looks out the window and
sees his home.

                         TALL MAN
               Abby trusted you. So I trust you.

(BEAT)

Lionel turns back to the tall man.

                         LIONEL
               Where are you hiding these days?

The tall man looks over to Lionel and smiles. He has a nice, trusting
smile.

                         TALL MAN
               My place is here.

The tall man holds out his hand to shake. Lionel looks down at it.
Lionel places the parking ticket, he received earlier, into the tall
man's hand.

                         LIONEL
               Drive safely.

The tall man looks down at the ticket. Lionel exits the car and closes
the door.
EXT. RAINY STREET - NIGHT

Lionel exits the limousine and walks to the        front   door   of   the
apartment building. The limousine drives off.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

We see the silhouette of the bald man. He‟s holding a cell phone to
his left ear.

                         BALD MAN (INTO PHONE)
               He just got out of the car.
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                         DEEP VOICE (PHONE)
               And the boy?

The bald man turns his head and looks out the other side window to the
WNN van.

                         BALD MAN (INTO PHONE)
               He‟s sitting there. Stuffing his
               face. We should take them now.

                         DEEP VOICE
               Patience. We‟ll let the Government
               do our work for us. Then your
               path will be clear of all obstacles.

                         BALD MAN (INTO PHONE)
               Yes my lord. We‟ll be ready.

The silhouette of the bald man flips the lid closed.

EXT. LOT ACROSS FROM BROWNSTONE - NIGHT

A heavy rain pelts the windshield of the WNN news van. The radio is
on. Slow pan across dash board then to floor.

                         RADIO
               In other news around the globe.
               World renowned physicist,
               scientist and scholar Dr.
               Mourad Abderazzi died in an
               apparent automobile accident
               just outside the Moroccan city
               of Marrakesh. His assistant
               was also killed in the crash
               though her name has yet to be
               released.

We pan around the van and see several junk candy bar wrappers. Half
eaten bags of chips, etc.

                         RADIO (CONT'D)
               Dr. Abderazzi rose to fame after
               he and several other controversial
               scientists created the first
               stable zero point energy field
               some years ago. Though it was
               only the size of a penny, it
               generated more instant energy
               than a thousand nuclear warheads.
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A cheeseburger wrapper falls onto the floor of the van.

LOUD KNOCKING.

Andrew's pop spills over his jeans. Rachel opens the door to the van.

                           ANDREW
                 Thank-you for that.

                           RACHEL
                 What's up with doc?

Rachel jumps into the van and closes the door. She wipes away rain
water from her face.

                           ANDREW
                 The limousine left about twenty
                 minutes ago. He put something in
                 the back seat and then went
                 inside. I haven't seen him since.

                           RACHEL
                 I wonder who was in the limo.

                           ANDREW
                 What are we doing here? This
                 guy's just a teacher. He's not
                 news anymore.

                           RACHEL
                 He's news to me.

Rachel clears some of the condensation from the window so she can get
a better look.

                           RACHEL (CONT'D)
                 Have you ever heard of a guy
                 named Charles Cavannaugh?

                           ANDREW
                 Charles Cavannaugh? None other than
                 the leader of the "Golden Dawn."

Rachel turns her head to Andrew.

                           RACHEL
                 "Golden Dawn?" What's that?
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Andrew takes a French fry and stuff it in his mouth.

                         ANDREW
               One of those secret societies bent
               on liberating the human spirit
               from slavery. Or so says their
               web site.

Rachel stops eating.

                         RACHEL
               You're kidding.

                            ANDREW
               Yea. I am.

Rachel slaps Andrew on the arm.

                            RACHEL
               Jerk.

                         ANDREW
               You know Peters from Tech?

Rachel takes a couple of French fries.

                         RACHEL
               You mean that creepy looking
               guy who fixes our computers?

Andrew nods his head.

                         ANDREW
               He‟s a big fan of this kind of
               stuff. Conspiracy group meetings.
               They just sit there all day
               and analyze this shit.

Rachel ponders for a moment.

                         RACHEL
               Doesn't make any sense. It
               can't be a coincidence.

                         ANDREW
               Sense or not. Those guys are bad
               news. End of the world type
               stuff. And I don't mean war.
               These guys are fanatical about
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               Man becoming like God. Scary weird.

                         RACHEL
               I've seen him before. I know it.

                         ANDREW
               Who. Cavannaugh?

                         RACHEL
               No. The other one.

                         ANDREW
               What other one? Am I missing
               something here?

Rachel pulls a hood from her coat up and over her head.

                         RACHEL
               Wait here. I'll be right back.

                         ANDREW
               Where are you going now?

Rachel looks back at Andrew as she opens the door to leave.

                         RACHEL
               Sometimes people keep their
               secrets hiding in plain sight.

The door slams to the van. Rachel runs across the street into the used
car lot.

                         ANDREW
               Crazy woman.

Andrew struggles to see clearly through the fogged windshield. He
tries to clear away the condensation with one of his hands.
The passenger door opens.

                         ANDREW (CONT'D)
               That was quick.

Andrew looks over and sees the bald man.

                         ANDREW (CONT'D)
               Who the Hell are you?
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The bald man raises a dart gun. He shoots Andrew in the forehead with
a dart.

Andrew‟s head slams against the steering wheel and then he falls
unconscious on the seat.

EXT. LIONEL'S BROWNSTONE - NIGHT

Rachel walks around the front of the lot. There are no lights on
within the building. Lionel's Saab is parked in front.

Rachel looks back to the van but her vision is obscured by the falling
rain. Rachel walks around the side of the building and peers through a
side window. She sees nothing.

Rachel walks to Lionel‟s car. She peers into the back seat where the
file folder is lying on top of his briefcase. Rachel quietly checks
the handle to the door. It‟s unlocked.

Rachel looks around. She slowly opens the rear door to the Saab.
Rachel kneels into the backseat and begins searching the file.

DOOR SLAMMING.

Rachel turns to see Lionel coming towards her. She quickly closes the
door and hides behind the drivers seat. Her cell phone drops on to the
driveway.

Lionel opens the drivers door and enters the car. He starts the car
and begins driving.

EXT. OLD NEIGHBORHOOD - NIGHT

Lionel‟s Saab pulls into an old colonial house that sit s nicely on an
old street. The yard has not been kept. The Saab parks. Lionel exits
the car. He walks to the front door of the house.

INT. SAAB - NIGHT

Rachel peeks up and over the drivers seat. She can see Lionel walking
into the old house. Rachel quietly opens the back door and exits the
car.

EXT. YARD - NIGHT

Rachel looks around and then makes her way up along the right side of
the house. There are several windows aligning the side. They are all
blacked out.
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Rachel makes her way around to the rear of the house.

VOICES.

Rachel slowly walks to a window underneath a staircase that has a
crack of light peeking through. She kneels down to get a better look.

Inside she can barely see a small boy. The boy is watching television.
The boy suddenly turns his head and looks up at the window at Rachel.

Rachel is startled and jumps back. She slams her head against the
bottom part of the stairway. She crumples to the floor unconscious.

INT. RACHEL'S BEDROOM - DAY (FLASHBACK)

Ten year old Rachel is sitting in her bed watching a wonderfully
animated cartoon about a fairy princess who is captured and taken to a
far away castle.

RAISED VOICES IN THE NEXT ROOM.

Rachel rises from her bed and walks to the bedroom door. She exits the
room and walks to the door of her father's office.

INT. ARCHIE'S OFFICE - DAY

Archie is pacing in his office. He is not alone. A man in a black suit
with a black bolero hat stands just inside the door. His back is
turned.

                         ARCHIE
               Everything is going as planned.
               We will be finished on time.

The man in the black suit walks to a cabinet that is decorated with
family photos and other things of personal value.

The man holds up a framed picture of young Rachel.

                         SUITED MAN
               You‟re playing this too close.

The man turns and faces Archie.

                         SUITED MAN (CONT'D)
               He does not share your optimistic
               appraisal of events.
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Archie walks over to the man and slowly takes the picture from his
hand. Archie places it back on the cabinet.

                         ARCHIE
               I don‟t need to remind you the
               danger I face with this. If the
               executive branch were to find out.

Archie pauses. He looks from side to side.

                         ARCHIE (CONT'D)
               No one can hide from this. Not
               even him.

The man walks to the door of the office.

                         SUITED MAN
               You needn't worry about that.
Monica walks by the office door. She pauses, looks at the man. The man
gently pushes the door closed. Monica continues into the kitchen.

The man turns back to Archie.

                         SUITED MAN (CONT'D)
               You seem to have all the
               motivation in the world to see
               this through.

Archie walks back to his desk. He reaches into his top drawer and
removes a pill bottle. He quickly pours out several pills onto the
desk. He grabs two pills and tosses them into his mouth.

A rock glass half full of whiskey waits nearby. Archie slides the
glass back on the desk.

                         ARCHIE
               I agreed to this for the sake of
               my daughter. You promised me
               that you would help her.

The suited man walks to the desk and gently touches the forehead of
Archie with one gloved hand. Archie looks confused.
Archie slowly backs away.

The suited man turns.

                         ARCHIE (CONT'D)
               I said you could count on me
               and you can. I‟ll bring her to
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               you when the time is right.

                         SUITED MAN
               Yes.

The suited man stops at the office door and turns to Archie.

                         SUITED MAN (CONT'D)
               I know you will.

The suited man in the hat opens the door to the office and walks out
into the hallway.

INT. HALLWAY - NIGHT

He looks to his right and sees little Rachel. Rachel looks up but the
hat prevents her from fully seeing the man's face.
The man leans down and touches Rachel's face.

                         SUITED MAN
               They are so fragile. Unaware of
               the tremendous power they possess.
               If unguided, they could destroy
               all that we create for them.

Rachel looks down and sees a shiny silver ring around the man's thumb.
The man turns to the front door and leaves the house.

INT. ARCHIE‟S OFFICE - NIGHT

Rachel enters her father‟s office. She slowly walks to him. Archie
looks up and they embrace.

                         ARCHIE
               Don‟t worry baby. Daddy will
               take care of everything.

We zoom in on Rachel‟s face. She closes her eyes in the security of
the fatherly embrace.

INT. OLD HOUSE - NIGHT

We pull back from an unconscious adult Rachel.      She   slowly   comes
around. She can sense people stirring around her.

A bright light comes on directly in front of her face. She is blinded
by it.
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                         RACHEL
               Hey! What‟s going on? Where am I?

She lifts her hands to block it out.

                         VOICE
               What are you looking for Miss Cole?

Rachel sits there quietly.

                         VOICE (CONT'D)
               Did you hear the question?

She clears her throat of fear.

                         RACHEL
               Yes.

                         VOICE
               What are you looking for?

                         RACHEL
               I don‟t understand.

                         VOICE
               Everybody's looking for something.
               Whether or not they find what
               they're looking for simply
               depends on where they choose to
               look.

The bright light is turned off. Rachel squints to get her vision
clear. Several men, women and small children are gathered around her.

She looks up and sees Lionel.

                         RACHEL
               Dr. Walker?

Lionel walks through the people as they slowly back away.

                         LIONEL
               I should have you arrested.

                         RACHEL
               That wouldn't help either of us.

                         LIONEL
               Is that what you were doing
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               Miss Cole? Helping me?

                         RACHEL
               I have important information.

                         LIONEL
               Important? To who? WNN?

                         RACHEL
               I know now that there's more going
               on here than you're telling me.

Lionel paces around her.

                         LIONEL
               Why would you think that?

                         RACHEL
               Your reaction to the news of
               Dr. Abderazzi's death. It wasn't
               what I expected. It was like you
               knew already.

                         LIONEL
               I suspected.

                         RACHEL
               You suspected? Why?

Lionel looks around the room. The people have all gone to other parts
of the house. Lionel reaches down and takes Rachel by the hand.

                         LIONEL
               Come with me.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The Rolls Royce pulls into a lane near the old house.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man lifts a cell phone to his ear.

                         BALD MAN
               We‟re at the house.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT
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The figure has his back turned to us. He is wearing a ceremonial robe
and sitting on something we can‟t quite see. A speaker phone relays
the figure‟s deep voice.

                         DEEP VOICE
               After the mess. Make sure to get
               the girl. And keep her safe
               until you arrive here.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man listens.

                         BALD MAN
               What about Walker?

                         DEEP VOICE (CELL PHONE)
               If he survives...then bring him.
               He may yet be of some use to us.

The bald man closes the lid on the cell phone. He grimaces under his
breath. The bald man looks over to the seat beside him. Andrew is
unconscious and gagged.



INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

The figure sits hovering in mid air about three feet from the floor.
Hundreds of candles flicker all around, standing on top of black metal
candle holders.

The figure slowly turns around. He is a light pale blue in color. He
looks to be around sixty.

He hovers over to a stunning, crystal encrusted box that sits atop a
pedestal. He opens the box and inside are four glowing blue crystal
shards.

The figure peers into the crystals. We can see that there are five
slots but only four crystals. The figure passes into a trance. We zoom
into the glowing crystals.

EXT. SPACE/TIME - NIGHT

Many streams of light and energy flow past us as we seem to be
traveling in the fabric of space and time.
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We see the figure as he floats through the seemingly endless array of
cosmic clouds and energy.

We begin to see distorted visions of peoples faces and places. We then
see the faces of Rachel, Lionel and other people we have gotten to
know so far.

Then past events are seen in the same distorted vision. Rachel talking
to Lionel in the parking lot. Rachel at her mother‟s grave. Abderazzi
in the museum, etc.

The figure seems intent on looking further. He‟s struggling with
something. The visions begin to fall away from him. They‟re gone.

The figure then starts to shake.

                           FIGURE
               Ahhhh!

A bright flash of light.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

The hovering figure falls to the floor. He slowly comes around.
There is blue blood coming from his nose.

Another robed person enters the dimly lit room and rushes to the aid
of the figure.

                         ROBED PERSON
               What was it?

The figure turns to the robed person.

                         FIGURE
               I am unable... to see.

The robed person helps the figure to his feet. The figure quickly
brushes him off. The robed person leaves the room.

The figure looks inside the encrusted box. He touches the slot where
the missing crystal should be.

                           FIGURE (CONT'D)
               Racrehel.

INT. BACK YARD, OLD HOUSE - NIGHT
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Lionel and Rachel walk into the back yard. There is a high fence
closing off the back yard from a deep wooded ravine.

An old swing set sits decaying near the fence. Rachel walks over to
it. Lionel follows.

                         LIONEL
               You said you had information.

Rachel turns to face him.

                         RACHEL
               Who are those people? And why
               are they all here in this old
               house?

                         LIONEL
               Their...family of a sort.

                            RACHEL
               Family.

                         LIONEL
               You could say that.

Rachel reaches into her inside coat pocket and removes the envelope
she received earlier. She shows Lionel the photo of her and her
parents from long ago.

Lionel takes the picture and gives it a once over.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               Your family?

                         RACHEL
               You could say that. My mother was
               killed in a car accident. My
               father died shortly after from
               cancer.

                            LIONEL
               I‟m sorry.

Rachel paces a little.

                         RACHEL
               Yea. So was I. After that I went to
               live with my aunt and uncle in
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               Chicago. They were good to me.

Lionel hands Rachel the photo back.

                         LIONEL
               Do you think about your parents
               a lot? I mean. Your real parents?

                         RACHEL
               That‟s just it. I haven‟t thought
               about them in years. These last
               few months...I haven‟t been able
               to get them out of my mind.

Rachel holds up the photo.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Then this arrives at my office.
               I‟ve never seen this photo before
               in my life. It was sent along with
               this letter.

Rachel hands Lionel the letter.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               It‟s written in my father‟s
               handwriting.

Lionel reads the letter.

                         LIONEL
               What does it mean?

Rachel paces a little more.

                         RACHEL
               I have no idea.

Lionel folds the letter up. He walks to Rachel. He gives it back to
her.

                         LIONEL
               What are you doing here?

Rachel turns and looks at Lionel.

                         RACHEL
               Who are those people?
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Lionel chuckles. Rachel grins.

                           LIONEL
                 The People‟s Army.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

All looks quiet outside the front of the old house.

Several black SUV‟s slowly pull up to the street in front. The doors
to the vehicles open and armed men in tactical gear begin flowing out.
The men all move out.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man sees the action unfolding. An associate of the bald man
looks over.

                           ASSOCIATE
                 What if they kill the girl?

The bald man looks very calm.

                           BALD MAN
                 They won‟t. He‟s protecting her.

EXT. BACK YARD - NIGHT

Lionel and Rachel are still talking unaware of the action happening in
front.

                           RACHEL
                 The People‟s Army? Now you‟re
                 playing with me.

Lionel walks over to the swing set. He bends over and lifts a broken
seat. Rachel walks behind. He turns and looks at Rachel.

                           LIONEL
                 They‟re “Blockers”.

Rachel smirks.

                           RACHEL
                 “Blockers”? What‟s that?

                           LIONEL
                 Telepaths. People who have the
                 telepathic ability to block other
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               telepaths.

                         RACHEL
               You‟re joking.

                         LIONEL
               Miss Cole. You‟re right. There‟s
               more here than I‟ve told you.

Rachel looks at Lionel. She ponders for a moment.

                         RACHEL
               Why are they here?


                         LIONEL
               Because they‟re being hunted.

                         RACHEL
               Hunted? By who?

                         LIONEL
               Some very dangerous people.
               People who have other ideas
               for our future.

                         RACHEL
               Our future? You mean, us?

                            LIONEL
               Yes.

Rachel walks a few steps and then stops.

                         RACHEL
               This is crazy. This kind of
               thing doesn‟t exist. Nobody c
               an do what you‟re saying.

Lionel walks to her.

                         LIONEL
               Are you sure?

Rachel looks at him.

EXPLOSION.

Lionel grabs Rachel and covers her from the blast.
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LOUD YELLING AND SCREAMING.

EXT. FRONT OF OLD HOUSE - NIGHT

We see the armed men release nerve gas into the old house. Then the
armed men enter in full force.

GUN SHOTS.

INT. OLD HOUSE - NIGHT

We see all the people in the house scatter and run for any
possible exit. The armed men start try to subdue them. Some of the
people are shot while running. Others are hit with nerve gas and start
to fall to the floor.

EXT. BACK YARD - NIGHT

Lionel grabs Rachel by the arm.

                           LIONEL
               Come on!

Together they head for the tall fence. Lionel looks over the fence.

                         RACHEL
               What‟s happening?!

Lionel kicks at the fence. The boards begin to break away.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               They found them! God damn it!
               I don‟t know how, but they
               found them!

Lionel clears away the boards and grabs Rachel‟s arm.

                           LIONEL
               Let‟s go!

They crawl through the fence and into the deep ravine.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man watches the chaos unfold from the car. He motions to the
driver.
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                         BALD MAN
               They‟re moving. Let‟s go.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The Rolls Royce pulls away from the scene and drives off down the
street.



EXT. DEEP RAVINE - NIGHT

Lionel leads Rachel down through the trees and bushes.

                         RACHEL
               Where are we going?!

                         LIONEL
               We have to find someone!

Rachel stops running.

                            RACHEL
               Hey! Stop!

Lionel stops and turns to her.

                         LIONEL
               We have to keep moving.

                         RACHEL
               Not until you tell me what‟s
               going on. What happened back
               there?

                         LIONEL
               I promise. I‟ll tell you
               everything. Just not now. We
               have to keep moving.

Lionel takes her by the hand and they continue down the ravine.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man is looking down at a GPS device. A single blue dot
indicates something moving.

                         BALD MAN
               They‟re headed for the river.
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               Get me there.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The Rolls Royce speeds away while it weaves in and out of traffic.

EXT. BOTTOM OF THE DEEP RAVINE - NIGHT

Lionel and Rachel reach the bottom of the ravine. Rachel is struggling
in her high heels. Lionel stops and looks around. A river sprawls out
in front of them.

                           RACHEL
               What now?

Lionel looks at her.

                         LIONEL
               I‟m thinking.

Lionel starts walking again.

                           LIONEL (CONT'D)
               This way.

They head off along the river bank.

EXT. RIVER BANK - NIGHT

Lionel walks and Rachel trails just behind him.

                         RACHEL
               Who are we going to find?

                         LIONEL
               Someone who can help. Someone who
               knows things.

                         RACHEL
               What kinds of things?

Lionel stops briefly and look at her.

                         LIONEL
               Everything.

Lionel starts walking again.
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                         RACHEL
               Nobody knows everything.

                         LIONEL
               Are you sure?

                         RACHEL
               Stop saying that.

Lionel stops walking. He turns to Rachel.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               I‟m not a little girl. Don‟t talk
               to me in riddles.

She walks by Lionel and takes the lead. Lionel follows.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               So. These “Blockers”. They
               prevent other telepaths from
               doing what?

                          LIONEL
               From finding the location of the
               “Seekers”.

Rachel stops walking. She turns to him.

                         RACHEL
               “Seekers”? What‟s a “Seeker”?

                         LIONEL
               A telepath who can see the future.

Rachel drops her head and sighs.

                         RACHEL
               See the future?

Lionel nods his head.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               That‟s it. I‟m out of here.

Rachel looks around to find a way up to the street.

                         LIONEL
               You wanted to know.
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Rachel turns sharply to him.

                            RACHEL
                  No! I wanted the truth. All
                  you‟re giving me is this
                  bullshit about “Blockers” and
                  “Seekers” and seeing the future.

Lionel looks at her intently.

                             LIONEL
                  Don‟t worry. It won‟t hurt for
                  very long.

Rachel freezes.

                            RACHEL
                  What? What won‟t hurt?

                              LIONEL
                  Your arm.

Rachel slowly backs away. She looks down at her right arm.

                            LIONEL (CONT'D)
                  Not that one.

Rachel looks down at her left arm.

                            RACHEL
                  There‟s nothing wrong with my arm.

Rachel takes another step back and trips. She falls into a small hole
along the bank. Her left arm smacks against a large stone. Rachel
grunts in pain.

Lionel moves over to her and helps her to her feet. Rachel is
clutching her left arm. Lionel places his hands on her arm and begins
to wipe away the dirt.

                            LIONEL
                  It won‟t hurt for very long.

Rachel looks up at Lionel.

                             RACHEL
                  How did you know that was going
                  to happen?
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                         LIONEL
               Seeing the future...is like catching
               lightning in a bottle.

Lionel lowers Rachel‟s arm. She moves it around.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               In order to do it. You need
               something to attract it. Or
               the case of telepaths...someone.

                         RACHEL
               You mean...these telepaths attract
               the future? How?

                         LIONEL
               For a telepath. Seeing the future
               is based solely on
               predetermination. The prediction
               of future events based on an
               understanding of the past.
               Ninety-five percent of the time,
               we, as humans, can predict
               events just by understanding
               “cycles”.

                           RACHEL
               “Cycles”?

                         LIONEL
               People love to repeat
               themselves. There„s a certain
               amount of security that comes
               from the knowledge that,
               “You‟ve been here before.”

The two of them start walking once again.

                         RACHEL
               So seeing the future is about,
               choices?

                         LIONEL
               Yes. Exactly. No one can
               predict what will happen. They
               can only see up to the choices
               they‟ve already made. Choices
               that define other choices.
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                         RACHEL
               What was your choice?

Lionel stops walking.

(BEAT)

                         LIONEL
               Not to see.

Rachel watches Lionel as he starts walking again.

EXT. STREET ALONG RIVER - NIGHT

The Rolls Royce is slowly driving along the river‟s bank. It comes to
a stop.

INT. ROLLS ROYCE - NIGHT

The bald man waits patiently in the back of the car.

                         BALD MAN
               I just wanted to talk with her...
               but, she had to be difficult.
               Don‟t you find women are always
               difficult about absolutely
               nothing. Worry, worry, worry.

The bald man looks over to the seat beside him. Andrew is still gagged
but conscious. There is blood trickling from his nose. He has a
terrified look on his face.

                         BALD MAN (CONT'D)
               Now then. Let‟s see where you‟ve
               been spending your nights.

Andrew‟s scream is muffled by the gag.

EXT. RIVER‟S BANK - NIGHT

Lionel and Rachel approach the street that runs along the river.

                         LIONEL
               Come on. Over here.

Lionel jumps over the steel guide rails that prevent cars from driving
into the river. He helps Rachel over.
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                         RACHEL
               No more walks in the park for me.

Suddenly a set of bright vehicle lights flick on. The unknown vehicle
speeds towards them. Lionel grabs Rachel by the arm and begins to help
her back over the guide rails.

                         LIONEL
               Move!

The vehicle screeches to stop directly in front of them. The bright
halogen headlights blind them.

Someone is exiting the vehicle. The person stands in front of the
headlights, blocking them. Lionel looks at the person.

                         TALL MAN
               Do you know how many parking
               tickets you got last year?

Lionel breathes a sigh of relief. Rachel looks at the tall man.

                         RACHEL
               Who the hell are you?

Three men exit the vehicle and run to assist Lionel and Rachel.
Lionel approaches the tall man.

                         LIONEL
               You‟re late.

Lionel walks pat the tall man and helps Rachel into the back of the
vehicle.

                         TALL MAN
               Are you sure?

INT. TALL MAN‟S LIMOUSINE - NIGHT

Rachel sits in the back of the limousine. She‟s rubbing her arm.
Lionel is sitting beside her. The tall man enters the other side and
sits across from them.

The car starts to move. Tall man hands Rachel a handkerchief.

                         TALL MAN
               You‟ve had a busy day Miss Cole.
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                         RACHEL
               How do you know who I am?

Tall man holds out a newspaper with her picture on it.

                         TALL MAN
               You‟re quite famous now.

                         LIONEL
               How did you find us?

Tall man reaches into one of his jacket pockets.

                         TALL MAN
               It seems you forgot something in
               your haste for a story.

The tall man holds out her cell phone. Rachel grabs it from him.

                         RACHEL
               Where did you find it?

                         TALL MAN
               In the driveway.
Rachel flips open the phone.

                         RACHEL
               Did you find Andrew?

                         TALL MAN
               Who‟s Andrew?

Rachel shakes her head. She looks back down to the phone.

                         LIONEL
               What happened?

Tall man turns to Lionel.

                         TALL MAN
               Someone tipped off Homeland. They
               attacked the house thinking it
               was home to a terrorist group.

                         LIONEL
               Son of a bitch. Who did it?

                         TALL MAN
               Lionel. Not everyone was
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               satisfied with your departure.
               You knew there would be...
               lingering effects.

Rachel looks at Lionel.

                         RACHEL
               Wait a second.

Rachel turns to the tall man.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Who are you?

                         TALL MAN
               Just somebody trying to clean up
               his own mess.

                         LIONEL
               It was never your mess to
               begin with. It was ours.

Rachel hands the blood stained handkerchief back to the tall man.

                          RACHEL
               Thanks.

The tall man looks at it for a moment. He places it on the seat next
to him.

                         LIONEL
               Why would the NSA be concerned
               about me? I did what they
               asked. I never made waves.

                         TALL MAN
               It seems that someone else is
               arranging the players.

                          LIONEL
               Who?

                         TALL MAN
               Charles Cavannaugh.

                         LIONEL
               Charles Cavannaugh? No one‟s
               seen him for years.
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                         RACHEL
               Hold it. Charles Cavannaugh?
               Golden Dawn?

                         TALL MAN
               You‟re well informed.

Lionel turns to Rachel.

                         LIONEL
               You‟ve heard of him?

                         RACHEL
               You might say that. One of his
               people came to see me.

                         TALL MAN
               Came to see you? What did he want?

Rachel reaches into her purse and removes the card the bald man gave
her. She hands it to Lionel. Lionel looks it over.

                         RACHEL
               He said he was looking for
               my father. Said my father took
               something and they needed it back.

Lionel hands the card to the tall man.

                            TALL MAN
               NCS?

                         RACHEL
               What‟s it mean?

                         LIONEL
               It stands for the “National
               Clandestine Service”.

                         RACHEL
               Never heard of them until tonight.

                         TALL MAN
               And you won‟t again. It doesn‟t
               exist anymore.

Tall man looks at Lionel.
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                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Or at least it shouldn‟t.

Lionel turns to Rachel.

                         LIONEL
               You said this person was looking
               for your father?

                          RACHEL
               Yes.

                         LIONEL
               What did your father do?

                         RACHEL
               I‟m not really sure. He never
               sat down and discussed it with
               us.

Lionel looks over to the tall man.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               I just remember...he was nervous
               all the time. It was such a long
               time ago.

                         LIONEL
               You said you were raised by your
               aunt after your parents died.

                         RACHEL
               That‟s right.

                         LIONEL
               So, Cole. Is your uncle‟s last
               name?

                         RACHEL
               Yes. It made sense to use it.

Lionel looks back over to the tall man. Lionel sees the newspaper and
motions for the tall man to let him see it.

Lionel flips the paper over and looks closely at the picture. On the
bottom of the picture it reads: Rachel W. Cole.
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                         LIONEL
               What does the “W” stand for?

                            RACHEL
               Woods.

Lionel looks over to the tall man.

                            LIONEL
               Woods.

Tall man looks at Rachel.

                         TALL MAN
               Your father was Archie Woods?

Rachel nods her head.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Deputy Director for the NCS.

Tall man looks at Lionel.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Jesus Christ. That‟s what
               they‟re after.

Tall man reaches into a folder and removes the MRI scan of the child‟s
brain. He looks at it and then hands it to Lionel.

Lionel looks at the bottom where the date is. The initials “RW” are
typed beside it.

                            RACHEL
               What?

Rachel looks at Lionel. He doesn‟t say a word.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

The figure stands on front of the encrusted box. He is reciting
something in a strange language.

                           FIGURE
               
            

Another robed person enters the room.
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                            ROBED PERSON
               My lord.

The figure doesn‟t move. The robed person walks to the conference
phone and presses a button. The robed person leaves.

                         FIGURE
               Are you on your way?

                         SPEAKER PHONE
               There was a problem.

                            FIGURE
               A problem.

                         SPEAKER PHONE
               They had help.

The figure closes his eyes in thought.

                          FIGURE
               This time line is becoming
               unstable. A choice has to be
               made soon.

                         SPEAKER PHONE
               We don‟t need the girl.
                         FIGURE
               I, need the girl.

                         FIGURE (CONT'D)
               Do not concern yourself with
               matters that are beyond your
               understanding. It would not be
               wise.

                         SPEAKER PHONE
               Yes my lord.

The line goes dead. The figure returns to the box and the recitation.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

We see the tall man‟s limousine moving down a freeway.

INT. LIMOUSINE - NIGHT
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The tall man is talking into a cell phone of his own. Rachel turns to
Lionel.

                         RACHEL
               What‟s going on now? What does
               all this have to do with my father?

                         LIONEL
               Your father...was a good man
               who was pushed into doing the
               wrong thing for the wrong people.

                         RACHEL
               What? What do you mean?

                         LIONEL
               Shortly before our ZPE test.
               There was a thirty second gap.
               In time.

                         RACHEL
               A gap in time?

                         LIONEL
               I thought my mind was playing
               tricks on me at first but
               later realized...something had
               happened in that thirty seconds.
               Something that changed everything...
               forever.

                         RACHEL
               What?

INT. INTRINSIC LABORATORY - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

Abderazzi, Galloway and Lionel are celebrating just after the
experiments success. Congratulations are being expressed by several
people towards the talented threesome.

                         LIONEL (V.O.)
               When our experiment was finished.
               We were told that a top secret
               project file was being opened
               under the name of “Monarch”.
               Even though our testing was
               in it‟s infancy. Powers within
               the government quickly assumed
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               control over our work.

INT. LIONEL‟S HOME OFFICE - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

Lionel enters his home office to find it‟s been ransacked. All
his work on the ZPE test has been stolen.

                         LIONEL (V.O.)
               Everything I had spent my entire
               professional life working on had
               been taken from me in a single
               blow.

Lionel sits at his desk and starts using the desk top telephone.

                         LIONEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)
               Nobody was left. I tried to
               contact Abby but I never heard
               from him again. I didn‟t even
               know if he was alive or dead.

Lionel lays on a couch. Several empty bottles of Jack Daniels are
spilled out all over the carpet.

                         LIONEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)
               I did nothing for months. Until
               one day... I discovered something
               about myself.

Lionel reaches for a half full bottle of Jack. He misses the bottle
and it goes tumbling towards the floor. The bottle suddenly stops
falling and sits suspended in mid air.

                         LIONEL (V.O.) (CONT'D)
               It seems, the effects of the test
               had a different result than we
               first predicted.

Lionel is testing his new found         telepathic   power   with   simple
levitation test around his house.

INT. LIMOUSINE - NIGHT

Rachel is stunned by what she is hearing.

                         RACHEL
               So you became a telepath because
               of the test?
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                         LIONEL
               Not quite. A large percentage
               of the world‟s population
               have telepathic ability. They
               just don‟t know it yet.

                         RACHEL
               So what caused the change?

Just then, the tall man closes the cell phone. He looks at Lionel.

                         TALL MAN
               We‟re here.

                         RACHEL
               Here? Where?

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The limousine comes to a stop in front of an upscale downtown high
rise.

The right side rear door opens. Lionel exits the car. Rachel is behind
him. She looks up at the building.

                         RACHEL
               What are we doing here?

The tall man approaches her and walks by her to the front door.

                         TALL MAN
               What they‟re looking for must
               be here.

                         RACHEL
               Why do you think that?

The tall man turns to Rachel.

                         TALL MAN
               Believe me when I tell you.
               We‟ve looked everywhere else.

INT. RACHEL‟S APARTMENT - NIGHT

Lionel, Rachel and the tall man slowly enter Rachel‟s posh home.
Rachel reaches for the lights. Lionel grabs her arm and stops her.

The tall man enters the bedroom. Lionel and Rachel begin looking
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around.

                         RACHEL
               What are we looking for?

                         LIONEL
               You‟ll know it when we see it.

After a few fruitless moments of searching. The three of them meet in
the bedroom. The tall man attempts to lighten the moment.

                         TALL MAN
               How many physicists does it take
               to change a light bulb?

Lionel and Rachel just look at him.

                         TALL MAN (CONT'D)
               Two. One to hold the bulb and
               one to rotate the universe.

Lionel and Rachel don‟t change their faces.

                         LIONEL
               It wasn‟t funny then either.

                          TALL MAN
               Sorry.

Lionel turns to Rachel.

                         LIONEL
               Is there anything you can
               remember. Did your father ever
               give anything? A gift of great
               value?

Rachel thinks for a moment. She turns and looks at the old vintage
crystal lamp that she has had since she was young.

Rachel walks over to the lamp. She leans down and unplugs it. She
looks up at Lionel.

Lionel walks over to her and takes the lamp. He looks at the
tall man. The tall man walks over to them.

                         TALL MAN
               You think he had the nerve?
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Lionel flips the lamp over. He unscrews the bottom of the lamp. Lionel
pulls out the cord. It isn‟t attached to anything.
Rachel gasps.

                         RACHEL
               How can that be? I use it all
               the time.

The tall man looks at Lionel and smiles. Lionel pulls apart the bottom
of the lamp stand. The body of the lamp falls into his hands.

It is a seven inch long crystal shard. It begins to glow blue.

                            RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Oh my God.

Rachel looks up at Lionel with awe.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               What is it?

Lionel looks up to the tall man and smiles.

                         TALL MAN
               Unbelievable.

GUNSHOT.

The tall man‟s chest erupts with blood as he begins to fall to the
floor. Rachel falls backwards. Lionel turns around.

                            LIONEL
               No!

Standing in the doorway to the bedroom is the bald man.
Lionel steps towards the bald man with an aggressive pose.

                         BALD MAN
               It's been a long time Lionel.

Lionel stands in front of Rachel.

                         BALD MAN (CONT‟D)
               Your looking...old.

                         LIONEL
               Why is everybody saying that?
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The bald man slowly walks to Lionel. He stops about two feet in front
of him.

                         LIONEL
               Damon. You turned out exactly how
               I imagined.

The two men size each other up like two circling scorpions.

                         DAMON
               Sarcasm is the recourse of a
               weak mind. I would expect more
               from you.

Lionel looks around the room as three other figures enter the bedroom.

                         LIONEL
               That was your first mistake.

The other figures spread out around the room. Rachel holds onto the
shard.

                         DAMON
               Really?

Lionel looks down at the tall man. He‟s dead. He shakes his head in
disgust.

                         LIONEL
               Why did you kill him?

Damon paces around. He pretends he‟s interested in the decor.

                         DAMON
               My lord gives. My lord takes
               away. As a physicist. Nature‟s
               balance of life and death, are
               at the very heart of your work.

                         LIONEL
               Nature doesn‟t discriminate. Or
               murder.

Damon shakes his head in disappointment. He turns to Lionel.

                         DAMON
               You call it murder. Others call
               it survival. You used to be
               someone who never confused the
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               purpose of our intentions.

Rachel looks up at Lionel.

                         DAMON (CONT'D)
               Isn't it funny. We have never
               solved the question of our
               elation to God. This is a
               flagrant contradiction to the
               Divine Plan.

Damon smiles at them.

                         DAMON (CONT'D)
               If there is such a thing.

                         RACHEL
               It was you, wasn‟t it? In my
               father‟s office. A long time
               ago.

Damon looks at Rachel.

                         DAMON
               It was... a version of me.

Damon walks right up to Lionel. Rachel is still partially behind him.

                         DAMON (CONT'D)
               We have been coming back to
               Earth for over five thousand
               years. Transferring our conscious
               realities into your minds. Helping
               you to avoid the mistakes that
               destroyed our world. Without our
               knowledge, your great industrial
               nations would never have taken
               root or thrived.

                         LIONEL
               Be careful Damon. You‟re beginning
               to believe the illusion.

                         DAMON
               The illusion...is all we have.

                          RACHEL
               But why?
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                         DAMON
               Miss Woods, man is constantly
               seeking freedom from moral
               laws that are arbitrary and
               rigid. We are obliged to come
               to terms with this compromise
               in order to veil the nature of
               a greater truth.

                         RACHEL
               What truth?

                         DAMON
               The evolution of consciousness.
               Mankind is facing an evolutionary
               crisis. A transformation is
               inevitable.

Rachel pulls the shard behind her back. Damon stares down Lionel.

                         DAMON (CONT'D)
               I wanted to kill you for a long
               time.

Lionel stays stoic.

                         LIONEL
               Maybe you already have and it
               just didn‟t satisfy you.

Damon smiles. He backs away and walks to the door. He turns around
once he gets there.

                         DAMON
               I won‟t bother asking for
               the crystal. She‟ll give it up
               when she falls.

Lionel takes a step back. Rachel looks at Lionel.

                         RACHEL
               Not again. What does he mean
               by that?

                         LIONEL
               Don‟t move.
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Rachel suddenly feels a sharp pain in her head. She brings one hand up
to her temple.

                         RACHEL
               Unh.

Lionel looks at her.

                         LIONEL
               What is it?

Rachel shakes her head to get the fuzz out.

                         RACHEL
               I don‟t know...I...

A sharp searing pain shoots through Rachel‟s head. She brings both her
hands up to her face. The crystal shard drops to the floor. It
ricochets off the bed post and slides over just beside Damon‟s right
foot.

Damon reaches down and grabs the crystal. Rachel is in extreme pain.
Lionel tries to help.

                         LIONEL
               Just block it out! You can
               do it! It‟s just a thought!

Rachel rears back onto the bed. Lionel grabs her.

                         RACHEL
               Ahh!

                         LIONEL
               Rachel! It‟s just a thought! Close your mind!

Rachel falls onto the floor unconscious.

Lionel jumps up to attack Damon. One of Damon‟s henchman raises a dart
gun and shoots Lionel in the forehead with a dart.

Lionel‟s head slams against the hard wood floor. He‟s out. Damon looks
down at Lionel.

                         DAMON
               I always have to do things
               the old fashioned way with you.
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Lionel and Rachel lie side by side on the floor.

INT. WOOD‟S KITCHEN - NIGHT

Monica sits at the kitchen table with a half full cup of cold coffee
sitting in front of her. She is holding a phone to her ear and quietly
talking.

                         MONICA
               I'm thinking of taking her to
               Europe. There's a special
               clinic in Liverpool that treats
               cases like Rachel.

                         FEMALE PHONE VOICE
               What about Archie? Does he know?

Monica lowers her head.

                         MONICA
               He's been in total denial ever
               since she was diagnosed.

                         FEMALE PHONE VOICE
               Men have a funny way of dealing
               with these kinds of situations.

                         MONICA
               I suppose so. I can't wait around
               for him to find himself. Rachel
               needs us now.

                         FEMALE PHONE VOICE
               I don't know how you do it.

                          MONICA
               What?

                         FEMALE PHONE VOICE
               Keep yourself from losing it. I
               don't know if I could.

                         MONICA
               When your holding on by your
               finger tips, you don't go waving
               your arms around.
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                         FEMALE PHONE VOICE
               I‟ll call you tomorrow.

                         MONICA
               Love ya sis.

As soon as Monica hangs up the telephone. Archie walks into the
kitchen.

                         ARCHIE
               Where did you get this idea?
               England? It's your damned
               sister wasn't it? Rachel gets
               all the care she needs right here.

Monica stands and confronts Archie with a strong will.

                         MONICA
               How the hell do you know what
               she needs! You're never around!

Monica walks to the cupboard and removes a bottle of scotch. She pours
herself a small drink.

                         MONICA (CONT‟D)
               I'm the one who spends every
               waking moment with an incredibly
               sick little girl who happens
               to require my constant attention
               at every moment!

Monica walks out of the kitchen and into the living room. Archie
follows.

INT. STAIRCASE - NIGHT

Rachel sits on the staircase      listening   to   her   parents.   They   are
unaware that she is there.

INT. LIVING ROOM - DAY

Archie confronts her by an old piano.

                         ARCHIE
               That's not fair. You know damn
               well everything I‟m doing is for
               her.
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                         MONICA
               Is it? Sometimes I wonder with you.

                         ARCHIE
               Now your questioning my love for
               our daughter?

                         MONICA
               No. Your love is without question.
               I‟m thinking of your sanity.

Archie slowly backs off. He turns and ponders for a moment.

                         MONICA (CONT'D)
               We‟re strangers to you now.

Archie slams his fist into the piano top. It slams down hard.
Monica backs off.

She walks to him and places a gentle hand on his shoulder. She can
feel the tension in his body.

                         MONICA (CONT'D)
               In your world...the means justify
               the end.

Archie slowly turns his head to her.

                         ARCHIE
               Then I‟ll change the world. For her.

INT. FRONT ROOM - NIGHT

Archie walks up grabs a jacket from the closet. He turns and sees
Rachel on the stairs. Monica comes walking up.

                         ARCHIE
               Have you been there long honey?

Rachel nods her head. Archie reaches in and gently takes Rachel‟s
hand.

                         ARCHIE (CONT'D)
               Daddy knows some people who want
               to help you. Do you want to meet
               them?

Rachel looks over to Monica. Rachel nods her head. She jumps into
Archie‟s open arms. Rachel looks at Monica. Tears are beginning to run
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from Monica‟s eyes.

                          RACHEL
                It‟s alright Mommy. We‟ll be back
                soon. Right Daddy?

Archie turns and faces Monica.

                          ARCHIE
                Yes. We will. And we‟ll be a family
                again.

EXT. WOODS DRIVEWAY - NIGHT

Archie‟s sedan pulls out from the driveway and screeches into the
street. Monica watches from the living room window.

EXT. WOODS DRIVEWAY - NIGHT

Monica comes out of the house and places several suit cases in the
back seat of a sedan. She enters the drivers' side door.
The sedan pulls out of the driveway.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The sedan takes a corner and enters a street. Heavy rain begins to
fall.

INT. SEDAN - NIGHT

Monica switches on the sedans' windshield wipers. She grasps the
steering wheel tightly in her hands. She struggles to see through the
thickening rain.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

A large dump truck and front end loader are working along the side of
the street. The truck loader reverses. The wide back end sticks out
into the street.

REVERSE INDICATORS.

Flashing   reverse   indicator   lights,   partially   illuminate   the   rainy
street.

EXT. RAINY COUNTRY STREET - NIGHT

Monica‟s sedan comes around a turn in the street.
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EXT. WIDE VIEW OF COUNTRY STREETS - NIGHT

We suddenly see a wave of light flash across the country side. The
light wave reaches Monica‟s sedan and passes through it. The light
wave continues across the valley.

All the street lights and house lights flick off as the wave passes
by.

INT. SEDAN -NIGHT

All the electrical systems within the vehicle go dead. The lights turn
off. Monica is suddenly in pitch black darkness.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

A worker man (40‟s), wearing a hard hat walks beside the front end
loader as he attempts to see his way around. He slams his hand against
the side of his leg.

A bright red flare erupts in the palm of his hand. He tosses it on the
street. Another, then another.

INT. SEDAN - NIGHT

Monica looks up and sees the red flares. Monica suddenly sees the
front end loader with its tail in the street.

Monica swerves around the loader to avoid a collision.

EXT. STREET - NIGHT

The sedan impacts directly into a pile of large cement meridians.

INT. SEDAN - NIGHT

From the back seat we see Monica get crushed from the impact of the
collision. The entire front part of the sedan is destroyed.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

Hundred of candles burn brightly amidst the somber setting.
Rachel snaps awake from her slumber. She looks around. Still dazed
from the effects.

                         DEEP VOICE
               Was it your mother again?
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Rachel turns around to see where the voice is coming from. The candle
light does not provide a friend in the dark.

                         RACHEL
               Is someone there?

                         DEEP VOICE
               Someone is always there.

Rachel stands to her feet.

                         RACHEL
               Where am I?

                         DEEP VOICE
               Where you‟ve always been.

Rachel approaches one of the elaborate candle holders.

                         RACHEL
               Where‟s Dr. Walker?

                         DEEP VOICE
               You no longer have to concern
               yourself with their well being.

Rachel looks around.

                         RACHEL
               Who are you? Show yourself.

Rachel feels a presence behind her. She spins. Standing directly
behind her is the figure. Rachel still can‟t make out all his
features.

Rachel takes a step forward. The figure stands, waiting for her.
Rachel reaches the figure. Her hands open wide and then clench tightly
with nerves.

The figure surprises her by stepping forward into the candle light.

He is CHARLES CAVANNAUGH (65). Charles has a soft pleasant aura about
him. He would not look out of place sitting at the head of the dinner
table at Christmas.

Rachel squints to make sure she‟s not just seeing this.
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                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               I‟m...

                         CHARLES
               Rachel Woods. I know who you are.
               I‟ve always known you.

Charles reaches for Rachel‟s right hand. He gently takes it and brings
it up to his face. He slowly rubs it across his cheek.
Rachel is uncomfortable. She politely removes her hand from his.

                         RACHEL
               Who are you?

Charles looks up to Rachel. He has bedroom eyes.

                         CHARLES
               My name...is Charles.

                         RACHEL
               Charles...Cavannaugh?

Charles straighten up slightly as if an ageless declaration of pride
demanded it.

                         CHARLES
               You remember.

                         RACHEL
               Remember? No...I heard...

Charles turns and walk deeper into the dimly lit room. Rachel watches
briefly and then follows.

                         CHARLES
               You‟ve been remembering a lot
               lately.

Charles stops and turns to her.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               Haven‟t you?

Rachel stops a few feet in front of him.

                         RACHEL
               Just bad dreams.
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Charles turns and walks a few more steps. He reaches the encrusted
box. He slowly opens the front panel. A soft blue glow radiates from
within.

Rachel peeks over his shoulder from a few feet behind but has no sight
of anything.

                         CHARLES
               Come closer. If you wish.

Rachel takes a few tentative steps to the box. Charles looks back at
her. She quickly gives him a look and then focuses on what‟s in the
box.

Charles holds out his hand to her.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               It‟s because of you. That all this
               is possible.

Rachel doesn‟t take his hand but she does continue to the box. Charles
moves a little out of the way. Rachel looks deeper into the box.

The slot that was empty, has now been filled by the crystal from her
apartment. The entire array of crystals now seem brighter with the
addition of the lost stone.

Rachel is dumbfounded.

                         RACHEL
               What are they?

                         CHARLES
               It has had many names over the
               lifetimes of many peoples.

Rachel can‟t take her eyes from the stunning display.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               Some have called it Taoui. Others
               have named it Darpa. In respect
               to obtaining the most difficult
               of all achievements. They are
               the heart of philosophy.

Charles walks around Rachel as she continues to stare into the box.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               They are the “Illumination Stones
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               of Atlantis”.

Rachel hears the words but is unwilling to turn away.

                         RACHEL
               Illuminati...

Charles places his hands on her shoulders. They ease her tension.

                         CHARLES
               All your questions will be
               answered in time.

INT. CELLAR ROOM - NIGHT

Lionel slowly awakens on the damp floor of the cellar. He struggles to
gain clarity. He sits up and starts to rub his forehead.

                         VOICE
               Don‟t worry. The stinging goes
               away in a few hours.

Lionel turns his head. In the corner of the cellar is Andrew. He‟s a
little worse for wear but alive. Andrew approaches Lionel.

                         ANDREW
               You must be Dr. Walker.

Andrew extends his hands to Lionel. Lionel reaches out and grabs it.
Lionel stands to his feet.

                           LIONEL
               Thanks.

Lionel brushes off his clothing.

                         ANDREW
               Is Rachel with you?

Lionel turns to Andrew.

                         LIONEL
               She was. They took her. I don‟t
               know where.

Lionel looks around.
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                          ANDREW
                They? Who‟s they?

                          LIONEL
                It‟s a long story.

Lionel looks for a way out.

                          LIONEL (CONT'D)
                How long have you been here?

                          ANDREW
                Long enough to know there isn‟t
                any way out.

Andrew sits down on a small wooden stool in the corner.

                          ANDREW (CONT'D)
                I‟d offer you a seat but
                apparently reservations were full.

Lionel checks the thick door to the cellar.

                          LIONEL
                We have to find a way out of here.

Andrew sighs.

                          ANDREW
                What do they want with her?

                          LIONEL
                Rachel has a gift she‟s not
                yet aware of. When they tap into
                it. We‟re all in heap of trouble.

                          ANDREW
                What does that mean? What gift?

Lionel continues to look around.

                          LIONEL
                When Rachel was young, she had
                a rare brain disorder. One
                that gave her a prolonged
                resistance to high resonance
                frequencies.
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Andrew shakes his head.

                          ANDREW
                Resonance frequencies?

Lionel looks at Andrew.

                          LIONEL
                Intense vibrations.

Andrew nods his head like he knows.

                          LIONEL (CONT'D)
                Her mind can distinguish
                individual energy waves within
                a single frequency. She‟s able to
                find the needle in the haystack.

                          ANDREW
                And how did this happen?

Lionel turns.

                          LIONEL
                How does anything happen.

                          ANDREW
                What?

Lionel walks to a corner. He turns to Andrew.

                          LIONEL
                They‟re coming.

                          ANDREW
                Who‟s coming?

The door to the cellar suddenly unlocks and swings open. It slams hard
against the back wall.

Two robed figures enter. Damon follows closely behind them. He walks
to the front and looks at Andrew. Then he turns to Lionel.

                          DAMON
                My apologies for placing you
                with “los comunes mortales”.
                It could not be avoided.
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Lionel doesn‟t move. Damon takes a step to Lionel.

                           DAMON (CONT'D)
                 Does it hurt?

Damon makes reference to the small dart hole on the right side of
Lionel‟s forehead. Lionel reaches to his back.

                           LIONEL
                 My lower back actually has this
                 sharp pain. Very uncomfortable.

Damon smiles. He takes another step to Lionel. Andrew is watching as
if he‟s witnessing a pit fight between to cobras.

                           DAMON
                 I‟m curious about something.

Lionel is calm. Andrew is fidgety. Damon is cocky.

                           DAMON (CONT'D)
                 We‟re you ever a believer? Or
                 was this just all an experiment
                 for you?

Lionel scoffs.

                           LIONEL
                 Your not on any spiritual
                 pilgrimage. Your dreams about
                 a race of supreme beings is
                 exactly that. A dream.

Damon retorts the scoff.

                           DAMON
                 You think I care one bit about
                 the old man‟s visions. He can
                 have the stones. He can have the
                 future. Hell, he can even keep
                 the girl.

Andrew scoffs.

                           DAMON (CONT'D)
                 I‟m tired of “seeking”. Searching
                 for the next “One”. I‟m sick of
                 travelling across time lines
                 just to always end up here.
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               I‟ve been waiting for this
               opportunity for countless life
               times and I‟m not about to let
               it go.

Lionel braces his thoughts. Then he reasons it out.

(BEAT)

                          LIONEL (QUIET)
               Rachel.

Andrew looks at Lionel.

                         ANDREW
               What about her?

Lionel looks back to Damon.

                         LIONEL
               You‟re using Rachel to trap the
               old man.

Damon takes one more step and is right in front of Lionel‟s face.

                         DAMON
               They can eves drop on the future
               all they want. They can travel
               through the realms of lesser
               beings. I‟m staying here. This
               is my world now.

Damon motions for the two robed men to take Lionel. They do. After
Lionel is removed from the cellar, Damon looks at Andrew. Andrew
braces himself.

Damon grins. He turns and walks out. The heavy door slams shut behind
him.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

Rachel is still gazing into the heart of the box. The stones glowing
brightly. Suddenly the warm, comforting hue from the stones is cut
off. Charles closes the front door to the box.

Rachel snaps out of her state of delusion. Charles turns Rachel around
to face him.
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                         CHARLES
               Now do you see the power within
               you? The power that resides in
               us all? You have travelled across
               chasms of time and space to be
               here, in this moment.

Rachel is enthralled.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               I have been waiting for your
               return for as long as I can
               remember. But it was just a
               memory.

                           RACHEL
               A memory?

                         CHARLES
               Memories are just moments in time.
               What matters is the connection
               you have to that moment. That memory.

Charles walks a few steps away from Rachel.

                         RACHEL
               Why am I having these dreams of
               my parents all of a sudden.
               Dreams of the night she died.
                I‟ve never thought about it
               like this before. Is it you?
               Are you doing this?

The figure is looking for something in a large cabinet. Rachel walks
over to Charles.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               Please. Tell me what‟s going on.

Charles removes a very old book from the cabinet. He turns and shows
it to Rachel. She looks down at it. The front cover has been torn
away. The binding has been slowly falling to pieces.

The cover of the book reads: Ancient Worlds and Lost Kingdoms
Rachel looks up at Charles.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               How did you get this? This was
               my old book. I used to read
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                when I was a little girl.

Charles hands the book to Rachel. She passionately holds it in her
arms.

                          RACHEL (CONT'D)
                My father gave this to me right
                before...

Charles walks away from her.

                             CHARLES
                Before...?

Rachel sighs.

A robed person enters the room.

                             ROBED PERSON
                My lord.

Charles places a gentle hand on Rachel‟s shoulder. Rachel continues to
hold the book tightly.

                          CHARLES
                I shall return shortly.

Charles exits the room.

INT. BASEMENT GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

Lionel stands against a wall with his hands tied behind his back.
Several robed henchmen are gathered around. Damon waits patiently.

The door to the room opens and Charles enters. He gives Damon a glance
of approval, then he walks to Lionel.

                          CHARLES
                Dr. Walker. I‟ve been such a big
                fan of your work these past years.

                          LIONEL
                Book sales didn‟t show it.

Charles smirks under his teeth.

                          CHARLES
                We were quite remiss in our
                attempts to find reasons to
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               keep you alive.

Charles turns to the bald man. Damon straightens up slightly.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               However, the departure of Dr.
               Galloway initiated our need for
               someone, to carry the torch so
               to speak.

Charles looks at Lionel. Charles walks past Lionel and into another
adjoining room. The robed henchmen bring Lionel along.


INT. BASEMENT GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

There is a large set of capacitors lining the room. In the middle is
the intrinsic generator Dr. Abderazzi built some years before.

                         LIONEL
               How did you get this?

Charles walks over to the wall and flicks on the lights. Suddenly we
see the extent of the plans.

Multiple massive capacitors align the great room to the ceiling. Row
upon row of electrical power nodes emanate rays of generated energy.

Massive electrical waves of energy flow through the capacitors.

                         CHARLES
               After your government made their
               plans for this very clear. We
               knew we had to respond. We
               knew the world‟s survival depended
               on our acting, and not waiting.

                         LIONEL
               You people have no idea what
               your messing around with. You
               could annihilate the planet and
               everything on it.

Damon walks up to Lionel and releases him from his bounds. Lionel rubs
his wrists. Damon walks away as henchmen bring Lionel up to a series
of computer monitors.
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                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               What are you expecting me to do?

Damon turns to Lionel and gives him a punch to the mid section.

                         DAMON
               Once again. Always making me bring
               out the old fashioned way of doing
               things.

Lionel lifts himself. He tries to breath.

                         CHARLES
               I would think your purpose here
               would be clear. As of this
               moment. You are the only person
               capable of making this work.

                         LIONEL
               Work? For what?

                         CHARLES
               Twenty years ago, when you and
               your colleagues first accomplished
               this miracle, we had already been
               hard at work. For hundreds of years
               we have been relying on bits and
               pieces of history to allow us to
               find a source great enough to power
               the stones.

                         LIONEL
               Stones? The crystals.

                         CHARLES
               Yes. The crystals. They make it
               possible to see time and space.
               But without a power source capable
               of accelerating the effect. It
               becomes useless. A bird without
               wings.

Lionel looks around.

                         LIONEL
               What makes you think I can help you?

Charles laughs and walks away. Damon walks to Lionel.
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                         DAMON
               You already have.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

Charles enters the room. Rachel is sitting on the floor looking
through the book. She looks up to Charles. He has a warm glow.

                         RACHEL
               When I was young. This book
               kept me so entertained. I must
               have read it a hundred times.

                         CHARLES
               Perhaps two or three hundred. Who‟s
               to know.

                         RACHEL
               I had a vision. When I looked into
               the stones.

                         CHARLES
               Only the truly gifted are capable.
               What did it show you?

Rachel looks down at the book.

                         RACHEL
               I saw myself with my mother. She
               was taking me away. She was taking
               me away... from my father.

                         CHARLES
               Your... Earthly father.

                         RACHEL
               She was taking me somewhere in the car.

Rachel looks at Charles.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               We came over a steep road. It was
               raining. There was a...large truck.

Charles takes one of Rachel‟s hands.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               We crashed into... a wall or
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               something.

Charles holds the other hand as well. A tear falls from Rachel‟s eye.
She drops her head.

                         CHARLES
               Time and space are infinite.
               Coexisting on many levels. So
               many in fact that beings who
               had the ability to travel
               across various time lines,
               began to change history in order
               to protect their future. The
               only way to defend against
               them changing our past, was
               to choose our own future.
               Before it ever happened.

                         RACHEL
               What are you saying? You can see
               the future... and choose it?

Charles face begins to light up.

                         CHARLES
               Being able to choose a future
               for Mankind prevailed over the
               total destruction of it.

                         RACHEL
               How many possible future are there?

Charles looks deep into Rachel‟s eyes.

                         CHARLES
               That vision of you and your
               mother in the car. That was a
               possible future.

Rachel gasps quietly.

                         RACHEL
               What do you mean...future? How
               could that happen if I‟m already
               here? I didn‟t die in that crash.

                         CHARLES
               Rachel. Life is choices. The
               night you chose to go with your
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               father. What happened?

                         RACHEL
               We drove to a big house in the
               country.

We zoom into Rachel‟s eyes.

INT. BIG HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

                         RACHEL (V.O.)
               I remember it because of the
               smell of the wild flowers. Blue
               Violets.

Archie holds Rachel‟s hand as they walk into the big house. A woman
greets them wearing a nice dress.

                         WOMAN
               Hello. This must be Rachel.

Rachel nods her head to the woman. The woman reaches for Rachel‟s
hand. Rachel pulls back to her father.

                         WOMAN (CONT'D)
               It‟s alright Rachel. We‟re just
               going to get you a nice cold
               drink. Would you like that?

Rachel looks up to Archie.

                         ARCHIE
               Go ahead baby. It‟s going to be
               fine.

The woman escorts Rachel into another room. Archie enters an office.

INT. OFFICE - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

There is an old oak desk in the corner. Several shelves and cabinets
hold thousands of books. The chair to the desk swings around.

Charles rises to his feet. Only slightly younger looking.

                         CHARLES
               This will be a day you will long
               remember.
                                                                          121

Archie stands there.

                         ARCHIE
               I‟m doing this for Rachel. Not
               for you. Not for the world. For
               her.

Charles walks to Archie and places his hand on his shoulder. They turn
together and pace the room.

                         CHARLES
               We all have our future to think of.
               We make our choices for selfish
               reasons.

They reach a door. Charles opens it and allows Archie to enter first.

OBSERVATION ROOM - NIGHT (FLASHBACK)

Archie walks into the room. A large observation glass window allows
him to sees Rachel sitting in a hospital bed with electrodes all over
her head and chest.

Archie turns to Charles.

                         ARCHIE
               What the hell is this? You said
               you were going to talk with her.

Damon appears behind Archie. Archie begins to shake. He screams and
falls to the floor and passes out.

Bald man and Charles look at Rachel through the glass.

                         CHARLES
               Are you ready to choose?

Rachel looks around and sees herself      in   the   large   glass   of   the
observation room. She is an adult.

INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - NIGHT (PRESENT)

Rachel snaps out of the memory. She is grabbed by several robed
henchmen.

                         RACHEL
               What‟s going on!
                                                                     122

She is being strapped into the bed. Rachel looks over to the glass
window. She sees her reflection. She is ten years old.

                         RACHEL (CONT'D)
               What‟s happening?! Who are you?
               Where am I?

Rachel looks up and sees Damon. He grabs her face with both hands.

                         DAMON
               I told you. You‟re still a little
               girl.

Damon looks over and nods his head to the woman standing next to him.
She begins placing electrodes on Rachel‟s head and chest.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

Rachel is brought back by Charles.

                         CHARLES
               Rachel! Rachel!

Rachel looks at Charles. She‟s clutching the book.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               You were off on your own. I had
               to bring you back.

Rachel turns around. She slowly backs away from Charles.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               What did you see?

                         RACHEL
               You. You were there. With my
               father. Hurting a little girl like
               that.

Charles reaches for Rachel.

                         CHARLES
               Rachel. What you saw was only one
               of a million possible time lines.
               Perpetuated events that you formed
               into reality.

Charles holds onto her by the arms.
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                          CHARLES (CONT'D)
                Easy now. Be calm. Every moment in
                your life is a memory formed from
                interpretation. How you interpret
                past events allows you to form a
                future. A future that can become
                real.

Rachel slumps in his arms. She‟s exhausted.

                          CHARLES (CONT'D)
                Come now. In time. Nothing will
                be beyond your reach.

The two enter another room.


INT. GENERATOR ROOM - NIGHT

Lionel stands against a wall with his hands tied once again. Some men
in yellow lab coats are fiddling around with capacitors and such.

Damon   has left the area. Two robed henchmen stand in the area. Lionel
looks   at one of the yellow coated technicians. The technician slowly
cocks   his neck and stops what he was doing. The technician turns and
walks   to Lionel.

One of the robed henchmen        sees this and tries to prevent the
technician from getting any      closer. Another technician comes from
behind the robed henchman and   drives a grated tool into his back. The
robed henchman screams and is   stabbed repeatedly in the back.

The other henchman comes over to stop the technician when another
technician attacks him. Soon, several technicians are attacking the
lone henchman. A technician comes to Lionel.

                          LIONEL
                That‟s it. Your doing fine.

The technician releases Lionel. Lionel runs over to the generator
output relay system. Some of the technicians have begun attacking each
other. They have blocked the door to the room.

LOUD ALARMS.

Lionel accelerates the frequency output system. The timer on the side
of it‟s panel decreases by ten minutes. It‟s set to go off sooner than
expected.
                                                                   124

Lionel looks around the room. Up above the door there          is an
observation window. Damon is standing there watching the       events
unfold.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM - NIGHT

Rachel sits on a plush sofa. The book still in her hands. Charles is
at the encrusted box. Damon enters the room.

                         CHARLES
               I don‟t remember giving you permission
               to enter.

                         DAMON
               We have a problem.

Charles looks at him.

                         CHARLES
               Problems are for mortals.

Charles looks at Rachel.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               She is almost ready.

Charles turns back to Damon.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               Do what you must.

Damon walks over to Rachel and waves over several robed henchmen. The
robed henchmen lift Rachel from the sofa. They carry her into the next
room.

Damon turns to Charles.

                         DAMON
               Did she entertain you?

Charles looks back to the box. He opens it.

                         CHARLES
               She is merely a conduit. A vessel
               for me to use as I please.

                         DAMON
               Dr. Walker is dead.
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Charles looks away.

                          CHARLES
               Not yet.

INT. BASEMENT HALLWAY - NIGHT

Lionel sneaks down a long hallway. He avoids some robed people on
their way to the alarms. Lionel ends up at the cellar door. He unlocks
it and opens the door.

Andrew is standing there holding the small stool in his hands.

                         LIONEL
               What were you going to do with
               that?

Andrew drops the stool.

                         LIONEL (CONT'D)
               Come on. I have a job for you.

Lionel and Andrew follow the hallway until they reach a courtyard.

EXT. COURTYARD - NIGHT

Lionel and Andrew hide in the staircase leading to the courtyard.

                         LIONEL
               Rachel is in the main room.
               Just through those doors.

Andrew looks over. He turns back to Lionel.

                         ANDREW
               What are we going to do?

Lionel looks at Andrew.

                         LIONEL
               Not we. You.

                         ANDREW
               What do you mean? Where are you
               going?

Lionel turns back down the hallway. He stops and looks at Andrew.
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                           LIONEL
                 When you feel the ground shake.
                 You‟ll know it time. Go in and
                 get her.

                           ANDREW
                 Wait! Where are you going?

                           LIONEL
                 To give us a thirty second head start.

Andrew turns back to the courtyard and grimaces.

INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM

Lionel comes through a door. Damon and Charles are standing near the
box.

Damon turns to Lionel.

                            DAMON
                 Just couldn‟t leave it alone.
                 Could you?

Lionel walks to the center of the room. Charles turns and walks into
the next room. The door closes behind him.

                           DAMON (CONT'D)
                 I‟m going to have front row seats
                 to the show of a life time.

                           LIONEL
                 Punching your ticket are we?

Lionel just stands there. Damon walks up to him.

                           DAMON
                 You know how this is going to go
                 down. Don‟t you?

Lionel smiles.

                           LIONEL
                 I figure. We‟d stare at each other
                 until one of us blinks. Surely
                 that‟s enough time.

Damon grins. He nods his head.
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                         DAMON
               Enough time?

Lionel smiles back at him. Damon‟s eyes widen.

                         DAMON (CONT‟D)
               Until one of us blinks.

The two stand in front of each other. Staring into each others eyes.

INT. TEMPLE ROOM - NIGHT

There is a see through floor as you walk in this room. Rachel sits in
the middle of the floor in a long robe drenched around her.

Several other robed people are standing around her.

Charles stands behind her. He is holding out the stones in their
receptacle. Charles starts chanting in another language.

                           CHARLES
               
            

All the robed people begin chanting. Rachel awakens to the chanting.
She looks around the room. She can‟t move. She stands to her feet.

Charles turns to Rachel. He walks up to her. He places his hands on
her temples. He looks deep into her eyes.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               Are you ready to see what God
               has seen?

A brilliant flash.

EXT. SPACE/TIME - NIGHT

Rachel‟s mind travels through energy streams and brilliant arrays of
light and energy.

EXT. OPEN FIELD - DAY

A pregnant Rachel is sitting in an open field         of grass. She    is
covering her eyes from something.

                         RACHEL
               Can I open them now?
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                          VOICE
               Not yet.

Rachel sits there.

                         VOICE (CONT'D)
               Alright. Now.

Rachel opens her eyes. Andrew is standing there holding out a wedding
ring wrapped in a large beautiful leaf. Rachel unwraps it.

She looks up at Andrew. She smiles.

EXT. SPACE/TIME - NIGHT

Rachel travels through time once again.



INT. ARCHIE‟S OFFICE - NIGHT

Archie is sitting in his chair. Young Rachel sits across from him. He
holds out his hand and caresses Rachel‟s hands.

                         ARCHIE
               I kept things from you. From your
               mother. In time. I hope you‟ll
               forgive me and know that I
               love you. All this...was because
               I loved you.

Monica enters the room with a camera. She places it on a cabinet. She
sets the timer and hurries to the side of Rachel.

                         MONICA
               I‟m sending this to your grand
               mother in Maine.

Archie, Monica and Rachel look up to the camera.

                         RACHEL
               Say cheese.

They let out a smile.

                          ARCHIE/MONICA
               Cheese.
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CAMERA MECHANISM SOUND.

A bright flash of light.

EXT. SPACE/TIME - NIGHT

Rachel enters the telepathic journey once again. She suddenly sees the
lights go dark around her. Rachel looks around in a panic.

INT. TEMPLE ROOM - NIGHT

Rachel is suddenly brought back to the real world. Everything around
her is falling to pieces. The house and all the rooms are
disintegrating.

Andrew is grabbing at her arms.

                         ANDREW
               Come on! Rachel! Come on!

Rachel looks around and sees all the robed people are dead on the
floor. Charles Cavannaugh is lying on the floor with a huge metal
ceiling support running through his body.

                         CHARLES
               Racrehel! Help me! Racrehel!

Rachel jumps off the center piece she was standing on and runs through
the house with Andrew. She turns to him.

                         RACHEL
               Where‟s Lionel?! How did you
               find me?!

Andrew keeps pushing her to the front door and the open court yard.

                         ANDREW
               I can‟t explain it! The ground
               started rumbling and when I came
               into the front room! Everyone was
               standing still! Like they were
               frozen in time!

They make it to the court yard. They run through the yard and out onto
the acreage.

                         RACHEL
               What do you mean Frozen?!
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Andrew turns to Rachel.

                         ANDREW
               That‟s what I said! Then the
               whole place stated falling
               apart around me!

Rachel stops and looks around.

                         RACHEL
               Now you see. Don‟t you my child?
               So many possible futures for you
               and I to see together. Only when
               we cross all of time, will we
               choose a world fit for us to rule.

Rachel turns around. She sees Charles behind her. He smiles a warm
smile at him.

                         RACHEL
               No. Not like this. Not like this.

Andrew looks at Rachel.

                         ANDREW
               What is it?

Rachel looks at Andrew. She reaches out for his hand. She holds it
tightly. Andrew‟s face goes somber.

                         ANDREW (CONT'D)
               You‟re going in aren‟t you?

Rachel tightens her grip on his hand.

                         ANDREW (CONT‟D)
               Will I see you again?

Rachel smiles. She kisses him.

                         RACHEL
               Only time will tell.

Rachel takes a step backwards.

BRIGHT FLASH OF LIGHT.

EXT. SPACE/TIME - NIGHT
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Rachel flows through currents of time and space. Multiple possible
predicted futures echo around her.

                         CHARLES
               So many possible futures for you
               and I to see together! Only when
               we cross all of time, will we
               choose a world fit for us to
               rule! A world... of our own
               creation!

Rachel turns around. She sees Charles behind her.

                         CHARLES (CONT'D)
               This is what you were meant for!

She smiles a warm smile at him.

                         RACHEL
               My life. My choice.

BRIGHT FLASH OF LIGHT.

INT. FRONT ROOM - NIGHT

Archie walks up grabs a jacket from the closet. He turns and sees
Rachel on the stairs. Monica comes walking up.

                         ARCHIE
               Have you been there long honey?

Rachel nods her head. Archie reaches in and gently takes Rachel‟s
hand.

                         ARCHIE (CONT'D)
               Daddy knows some people who want
               to help you. Do you want to meet
               them?

Rachel looks over to Monica.

Rachel looks back over to her father. She slowly shakes her head “no”.

Rachel walks to her mother.

                         RACHEL
               I love you Daddy. But I can‟t
               come with you.
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Archie turns and faces Monica. A tear runs down Monica‟s face.
Rachel walks over with Monica‟s hand and grabs Archie‟s hand. They all
hold hands.

Archie sighs. He slowly releases their hands. He turns to the door and
leaves the house. Rachel looks up at Monica and smiles.


EXT. TRINITY CHURCH CEMETERY - DAY

A light rain is falling.

A series of people dressed in black slowly make their way out of the
cemetery. As they slowly dissipate into the fading daylight, Archie
Woods can be seen as the last person to leave.

Archie has his head hanging low. He slowly stands to his feet. He
makes his way down a cement path that winds through the cemetery.

EXT. SIDEWALK OUTSIDE CEMETERY - DAY

A woman is walking with her young ten year old son. The boy
looks up at his mother.

It‟s the same boy who asked Rachel to come out and play.

                         BOY
               We‟re here mommy.

He pulls at her hand until she relents and releases him. The boy runs
through the gate leading to the cemetery. He runs until he‟s almost at
a certain grave site.

The young boy stops running. There is a man wearing a post man‟s navy
blue colored trench coat and a blue hat. He is placing something at
the headstone.

The boy approaches the grave.

                           BOY (CONT'D)
               Hello.

The post man turns his head slightly to the boy.

                           MAN
               Hello.
                                                                   133

The boy looks down at the headstone. It reads: In Loving Memory,
Rachel Woods, 1980-1990

The headstone is beside another headstone of Rachel‟s mother.

Leaning against Rachel‟s headstone is the large book on Ancient Worlds
and Lost Kingdoms.

                         BOY
               What kind of book is that?

The man doesn‟t take his eyes from the headstone.

                         MAN
               A book of dreams.

The boy moves to the man and stands beside him.

                         BOY
               She was my friend.

The man glances over.

                         MAN
               It‟s good to have them.

                         BOY
               Did you know her?

The man places his hand on the boys shoulder.

                         MAN
               No...but I would have.

The man turns. We see now that it is Lionel. He walks away from the
grave. The mother of the young boy appears just inside the cemetery.
She calls to her young son.

                         WOMAN
               Andrew. It‟s time to go dear.

The boy takes a step to the headstone. He places a flower next to the
headstone. It‟s a blue violet. The boy runs to his mother. They turn
and leave the cemetery.

THE END
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