Written December 2001
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.
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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.
Off SCOTT’S fearful expression, we…
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.
(re: the speaker)
OPERATIONS turns; he is surprised to see her but smiles happily.
What are you doing here? You should be in Medical.
They released me.
Then you should be in your quarters resting.
I saw that Scott was interrogated and cancelled.
The report says that you were the one to cancel him.
Does it? There must be some mistake; Henry and Elizabeth
took care of it.
You should fix that before the report becomes official.
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.
EXT. THE PERCH – DAY
The windows go dark.
INT. THE PERCH – DAY
Camera on OPERATIONS as he looks at MADELINE.
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.
He also told me that he had asked for your help in determining whether
or not Scott was working with Red Cell.
Yes, that’s true.
Why didn’t you tell me?
If you knew, it may have compromised my cover.
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.
Did it have something to do with this?
Angle OPERATIONS; he knows he’s been caught.
Angle MADELINE; she smiles and kisses his cheek. OPERATIONS regards her curiously.
Your jealousy saved my life.
OPERATIONS chuckles slightly, shaking his head. Their eyes meet, and they smile affectionately. Off their happy gaze, we…