Duty Bound (Tag)

Duty Bound
Written December 2001
Rated PG-13
Synopsis: Madeline must determine whether or not an operative is working with Red Cell by using “any means necessary.”

Disclaimer: The characters within are property of LFN Productions, Warner Bros., and USA Network. The following songs were also used: “Rods and Cones” by Blue Man Group on their album Audio from EMD/Virgin Records, “Softly Softly” by Sweetback featuring Maxwell on Sweetback’s album Sweetback from Sony/Columbia, and “Firestarter” by The Prodigy on their album The Fat of the Land from Warner Brothers.  No infringement is intended.

A Youtube version of “Rods and Cones” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRtaQcVhNGE
A Youtube version of “Softly Softly” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQp2kRVluZc
A Youtube version of “Firestarter” can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmin5WkOuPw


TAG

FADE IN

INT. SECTION ONE: WHITE ROOM – NIGHT

SCOTT is seated in the metallic chair, looking rather uncomfortable. Small cuts under his eyes indicate that he has already been tortured. A long, whining sound can be heard. Angle the door as it opens. No one is on the other side. Angle SCOTT; he looks slightly confused. Angle the door to show OPERATIONS, a look of contempt on his face.

OPERATIONS

(sneering)

Hello, Boyd.

Off SCOTT’S fearful expression, we…

CUT TO:

INT. THE PERCH – DAY

OPERATIONS is staring out the windows. MADELINE enters. She looks much better, but bruises are still evident. He is unaware of her presence; he looks deep in thought. MADELINE glances at the speaker, which is still sitting on the ledge.

MADELINE

(re: the speaker)

What’s that?

OPERATIONS turns; he is surprised to see her but smiles happily.

OPERATIONS

What are you doing here? You should be in Medical.

MADELINE

They released me.

OPERATIONS

Then you should be in your quarters resting.

MADELINE

I’m fine.

(pauses)

I saw that Scott was interrogated and cancelled.

OPERATIONS

(nods)

Yes.

MADELINE

The report says that you were the one to cancel him.

OPERATIONS

(acts surprised)

Does it? There must be some mistake; Henry and Elizabeth
took care of it.

MADELINE

You should fix that before the report becomes official.

OPERATIONS

Thank you for pointing it out to me.

They hold a look. Both of them know what really happened. OPERATIONS is the first to turn away, pressing a button.

CUT TO:

EXT. THE PERCH – DAY

The windows go dark.

CUT TO:

INT. THE PERCH – DAY

Camera on OPERATIONS as he looks at MADELINE.

OPERATIONS

I spoke to George after we returned from Spain. He’s disappointed
that we weren’t able to capture McMillan, but he anticipates that
it’ll be easier now that he doesn’t have any inside help.

(pauses)

He also told me that he had asked for your help in determining whether
or not Scott was working with Red Cell.

MADELINE

Yes, that’s true.

OPERATIONS

(slightly hurt)

Why didn’t you tell me?

MADELINE

If you knew, it may have compromised my cover.

(pauses)

Besides, you must have had some idea. How else would you have
discovered I was missing?

OPERATIONS’ eyes involuntarily shift toward the speaker. He opens his mouth to give her a phony reason, but she holds up the bug that had been attached to SCOTT’S coat. Angle MADELINE; she raises an eyebrow.

MADELINE

Did it have something to do with this?

Angle OPERATIONS; he knows he’s been caught.

OPERATIONS

I’m sorry.

Angle MADELINE; she smiles and kisses his cheek. OPERATIONS regards her curiously.

MADELINE

Thank you.

OPERATIONS

(surprised)

Thank you?

MADELINE

Your jealousy saved my life.

OPERATIONS chuckles slightly, shaking his head. Their eyes meet, and they smile affectionately. Off their happy gaze, we…

FADE TO:

END CREDITS

Advertisements

One thought on “Duty Bound (Tag)

Comments are love - post yours here:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: