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Destiny's Divas_EP6_1hr
by Ernie Johnson (authorernieroy@yahoo.com)

Rated: R   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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As D & D wraps up their tour of the East Coast, it's now also a time to try and find Destiny's brother's killer or killers.


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DESTINY'S DIVAS_EP6_1HR

FADE IN:

INT. HARTFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY Ė TUES. DEC. 9TH - DAY
                                                            
Danielle arrives at the library at ten oíclock and knows
nothing about the microfilm machine or even where itís
located.

She reaches the information desk.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Excuse me, but do you have a
machine in here that can read old
newspaper clips?
                                                            
                       LIBRARIAN
As a matter of fact we do, miss.
Itís called a microfilm reader and
we have records that date back
seventy-five years or more. Follow
me and Iíll show it to you.
                                                            
She stands and heads around the desk.

Danielle follows the woman into another room where she sees
a weird looking machine with what appears to be a small
television screen on top.

The librarian heads to a series of cabinets to the side of
the machine.
                                                            
                       LIBRARIAN
What particular newspaper are you
inquiring into, young lady?
                                                            
Danielle stands in front of the machine.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
The Hartford Courant!
                                                            
                       LIBRARIAN
And what date are you interested
in?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Iíd like May tenth through the
seventeenth, nineteen
eighty-three, please.
                                                            

2.

                       LIBRARIAN
I see you have some serious
research to do.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yes maíam I do.
                                                            
After pulling out the eight reels of microfilm, for the
specified dates Danielle mentioned, the librarian takes the
time to show her how to load and read the microfilm.

When the librarian returns to the front desk, Danielle sits
back and starts to scroll through the pages.

On the fifth reel Danielle begins to slow down. On page
three she reads about Detective Brad Collier, the detective
who was handling the kidnapping case at the time.

When she looks at the front page, dated May Seventeenth,
however, tears start to streak down the front of her face as
she reads the headlines.

THE BODY OF JOSH MASTERS FOUND SLAIN, was the headline. Her
face is awash in tears that stream from her eyes.

After returning the microfilm to the cabinet, Danielle
leaves the library..
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė LIVING ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Danielle sits down on the couch.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Destiny! I need to see you!
                                                            
A moment later Destinyís spirit begins to form, from a mist,
out of the blackened television set. The sparkling
molecules swirl until it takes on the likeness Danielle is
familiar with.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
The pain you now bear, is the same
pain I endured right after my
brotherís death. I carried that
pain with me for eight years, and
it never goes away.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I believe that, Destiny. It was
hard for me to sit there and read
what they did to him. I need you
            (MORE)

3.

                       DANIELLE (cont'd)
to do me a favor.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
That I can do. Iíll return when I
have the information for you.
                                                            
Destinyís form once again dissipates back into the darkened
television screen.
                                                            
Danielle lies back on the couch.
                                                            
An hour goes by and Danielle falls into a restless sleep.
When she awakens, she looks around the room. Danielle sits
up on the couch and Destinyís spirit once again forms itself
from the confines of the television screen.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
I hope you rested well.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well letís just say I rested and
leave it at that.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
I have that information you
requested.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well let me have it, Destiny, and
I hope you have good news.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Detective Collier retired in
nineteen eighty-nine and is now
living in Willimantic. He was
shot in the line of duty and is
now confined to a wheelchair. He
lives at the Rose Acres Nursing
Home.
                                                            
Danielle writes the name of the nursing home down on a piece
of paper.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well, so much for talking to him
alone.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Maybe not, Danielle! I checked the
records at the nursing home, too,
and heís had only two visitors in
            (MORE)

4.

                       DESTINY (cont'd)
the last three months. One of the
comments the staff made is they
wished more people would come and
see him.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well it looks like I may have to
oblige them. Iím going to have to
wait until next week, after our
gig in Boston is behind us. Iíll
have Dana or one of the other
girlís drive me up there.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
It would be advisable for you to
always have one of the girls with
you on this particular case, for I
can be of no help to you
whatsoever. I canít even read
your thoughts on this case.
                                                            
Danielle looks up at Destiny with a puzzled expression on
her face.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
You mean youíve read them before,
Destiny?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
I knew your thoughts on the Janine
Kilmer and Jeremy Bradley cases,
yes. What you donít realize,
Danielle, is where my spirit is
yours, your spirit is also mine.
We are one. When youíre thinking,
I can read those thoughts except
when it has to do with my case.
Iím in a state of limbo; a neutral
zone if you will, and as such,
anything that has to do with me is
blocked out. I have no control
over my own destiny. I tried to
use my powers to find Joshís
killers by myself, but my powers
didnít work and were ineffective.
Thatís the reason I got you girls
involved the way I did.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Iím just an ordinary girl,
Destiny, nothing more or less.
                                                            

5.

                       DESTINY
You are all girl yes, but a girl
who has a huge heart for kids. I
saw that in you before I chose you
for this job. I saw it in
Atlanta. You know what? Iím
seeing it again in you right now.
Though you cannot bring my brother
back, Danielle, you can free my
spirit so I can spend eternity
with him. The good thing for you
is that the team I chose is
comprised of all friends. You all
work well together both on and off
stage. Remain true to your goal
and remember the powers youíve
been given. I must leave you now.
                                                            
Destinyís spirit once again dissolves back into the darkened
confines of the television screen.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. LISAíS CAR HEADING TO WILLIMANTIC, CT - DAY
                                                            
At one o'clock, Danielle and Lisa pull out of their driveway
and head north towards Willimantic.

At two-ten Lisa pulls into an empty parking space in the
visitor's parking lot at the Rose Acres Nursing Home. Three
inches of snow covers what was the garden and yard. The
parking lot, however, is well plowed.
                                                            
                       LISA
Okay, girl, whatever you need to
accomplish in there, I wish you
well.
                                                            
Lisa turns down the heat inside the car.
                                                            
Danielle grabs the door handle.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Thanks, Lisa! I hope I can get
the information I need, so let's
pray heís got it.
                                                            
                       LISA
Good luck! I'll be waiting right
here in the car.
                                                            

6.

Danielle opens the door.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Thanks! I shouldnít be very long.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES NURSING HOME - DAY
                                                            
Danielle goes through a large white door. Inside she sees a
receptionist's desk and a long hall. At the desk is a
heavyset black woman with long black hair.
                                                            
ELSIE WATERS looks up as Danielle approaches the desk.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Afternoon, ma'am! Can I help you?
                                                            
Danielle stands in front of the desk.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Thank you! I'm here to see Mr.
Brad Collier.
                                                            
Elsie looks at Danielle.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
This is a first, young lady.
                                                            
Danielle loks puzzled by her remark.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
What's that, ma'am?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
I've been here for just over three
years, girl, and I can count on
one hand the number of visitors
he's had in the last two, since he
came here. Youíre the very first
female I can recall who ever come
to see him. This might just do
the old codger some good. Are you
a family member?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
No ma'am! Iím doing some research
on a case he was involved with a
long time ago, and I was hoping he
could shed some light on it.
                                                            

7.

                       ELSIE
Well I'll be damned. Sign in
right here, young lady, and I'll
take you to him.
                                                            
Danielle signs the register.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Whatís he here for?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
From what Iíve heard, he was shot
in the line of duty. Where the
bullet hit him, it left him
partially paralyzed on the lower
right side. Other than that the
manís as fit as a fiddle and sharp
as a whip. He's in the recreation
room.
                                                            
Elsie stretches to see her name.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Follow me, Danielle!
                                                            
HALLWAY TO RECREATION ROOM.
                                                            
DAnielle follows the receptionist down a long hall and stop
at a doorway on the left.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES _ RECREATION ROOM - DAY
                                                            
As they enter, Danielle sees that chess and checkers seem to
be the prominent forms of recreation, with several tables
occupied by patients of the home.
                                                            
Elsie leads Danielle across the room,
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Do you like cribbage, Danielle?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I can play the game, but why?
                                                            
Elsie stops before she reaches Brad andturns to face
Danielle,
                                                            
                       ELSIE
A little woman to woman secret,
hon! If you want to get anywhere
with Brad Collier, play some
            (MORE)

8.

                       ELSIE (cont'd)
cribbage with him. I'll introduce
you.
                                                            
Seated a table on the far end of the room, with a clear view
of the television set, BRAD COLLIER sits in a wheelchair and
shuffles a deck of cards while watching the tube.
                                                            
Elsie reaches Brad's table.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
      (Raised VOICE)
Brad! Brad Collier!
                                                            
Brad turns his head to face her. He sees Danielle and gives
her a glance over.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Hi Elsie. Who's the young lady?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
This is Danielle Dee, Brad. Sheís
doing some research on one of your
old cases and would like to ask
you a few questions.
                                                            
Brad adjusts the cribbage board to face her.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Do you play cribbage, Danielle?
                                                            
Danielle takes a seat across from him and looks at Elsie.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Thank you, maíam!
                                                            
Elsie turns and heads back to the reception desk as Danielle
turns her head towards Brad.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I'll tell you what, sir. I'll
play you a couple of quick games
if you'll answer a few questions
for me in between them.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (Smiling)
Young lady, youíre on! He places
the deck on the table for her to
cut for deal.
                                                            
Danielle plays the game well. The first game they play, she
loses by only two pegs.
                                                            

9.

Brad places the cards to one side.
                                                            
                       BRAD
You play a pretty mean game of
crib, young lady. Elsie says you
have some questions about an old
case of mine.
                                                            
Danille pulls out a notepad and pen. She looks him in the
face,
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yes I do sir! Now, do you remember
the Josh Masters kidnapping from
eight years ago?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Oh geeze, girl! How can I ever
forget that one? That was the
only unsolved case of mine in over
twenty-five years. What a
nightmare we had trying to nab
someone for that.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Was there any one person you were
positive either kidnapped or
killed him, but could never get
the evidence to prove it?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Oh gosh, young lady, that was
eight years ago, at least.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
      (PLEADING)
Please, Mr. Collier, try to
remember.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Iím trying, young lady, and it's
coming back. Let's see! The
guy's name was Vance.

(Hesitates)

Vance Logan. Yeah, thatís it. He
was a thirty-two year old man at
that time.
                                                            

10.

                       DANIELLE
Do you happen to remember what
evidence you might have had to
suspect him?
                                                            
                       BRAD
There were a number of things, as
I recall, but they were all
circumstantial and nothing
concrete.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Do you remember what they were?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Well he lived only one block from
the park where the kids were
playing ball, and he was known to
frequent the park when the kids
were out there.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
That's not exactly what youíd call
hard evidence, detective. There
are a lot of people who live near
parks that go out and watch the
kids play.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Thatís true, Danielle, but when
the newspapers mentioned that Josh
Masters went back to the park to
get the glove he left there, it
was Vance Logan who turned the
glove in to the police. He said
he found it on one of the bleacher
seats after the kids left for the
day.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
If he were guilty, detective, why
would he incriminate himself by
turning in Josh's glove to you
people? That doesnít make sense.
                                                            
                       BRAD
That was one of the things we
wondered too. You think somewhat
like a cop, Danielle.
                                                            

11.

                       DANIELLE
      (Chuckling)
Iím not a cop, sir. Iím only
seventeen.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Anyway, we did our homework and
found out that this guy Logan was
unemployed. He also had a van,
and think on this, he had an
acquaintance that was a known
pedophile.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Now Iím beginning to snap the
pieces of the puzzle together,
detective.
                                                            
                       BRAD
As you can see, Danielle,
everything appeared to point to
him, and his friend, but there was
nothing strong enough to even
secure an arrest warrant against
him. We even checked out his
friend, a guy by the name of Matt
Sanders. His rap sheet was six
pages long, but he had a solid
alibi for the day Josh was
kidnapped. We didn't even have
enough, on him, to obtain a search
warrant for the guy's house.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
That had to be a blow to your
investigation.
                                                            
                       BRAD
It was, because of the fact he was
a pedophile, was the only possible
link to the Masters boy.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Let me play you one more quick
game of crib, detective, and then
I'll let you go.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Iíll never turn down a game of
crib, young lady.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 

12.

INT. LISAíS CAR Ė HEADING HOME - DAY
                                                            
Lisa waits for Danielle to hook up her seat belt,
                                                            
                       LISA
Well how did it go?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Now we have a place to start. If
this is our guy, with the powers
we have, we just might be able to
nail two people for Josh's murder.
Let's go home. We need to plan
our next move.
                                                            
Lisa pulls out of the parking lot,
                                                            
                       LISA
Two people?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yeah, and the second guy is a
known pedophile.
                                                            
Within fifteen minutes Lisa is on route eighty-four and she
heads west towards Hartford. The ride home is quiet.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė FRONT HALL - DAY
                                                            
Dana and Wendy are quick to open the door, so the other
girls can get inside and out of the cold weather.
                                                            
Lisa and Danielle enter the hallway.
                                                            
                       WENDY
How did you make out up there?
                                                            
Danielle laughs as she takes off her coat.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well the dress worked. The first
thing he did was check out my
legs. Do we have any coffee made?
                                                            
Danielle's body shakes.
                                                            
                       DANA
I made a fresh pot twenty minutes
ago, just for you, Danielle.
                                                            

13.

                       DANIELLE
Then let's go in the kitchen. I
can warm up and we can talk. It's
cold out today.
                                                            
HALLWAY TO KITCHEN
                                                            
All four girls go from the hallway to the kitchen, with Dana
leading the way.
                                                            
Wendy pours each girl a coffee and places them on the table.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
The detective has paralysis in his
left leg, but his mind is very
sharp.

(Laughing)

And so was his memory, once I
kick-started it.
                                                            
Lisa sits to Danielleís left.
                                                            
                       LISA
Did he give you any idea why this
Logan guy might have turned in
Josh's glove?
                                                            
Dana sits across from Danielle.
                                                            
                       DANA
Who's Logan?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I better fill them in before I
answer you, Lisa.
                                                            
Danielle then goes on to bring the other two up to date as
to what transpired at the nursing home. She then continues.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Iím hoping Destiny will show up.
With her abilities, I hope she can
find out where these two guys
live. That would save us some
valuable time.
                                                            
Destiny ejects herself from the darkened oven in the center
of the kitchen, her sparkling molecular cells performing a
familiar swirling pattern, taking shape in front of them.
                                                            

14.

                       DESTINY
Youíve done well. You knew I was
there with you, in Willimantic,
didn't you, Danielle?
                                                            
Danielleís head faces Destiny.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Youíre always with me, Destiny,
for your spirit is a part of my
own.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
That was a very tactical maneuver
you pulled by letting the
detective win that game.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
You saw that, huh? Well I had
nothing to gain by beating him, so
I took a calculated gamble and it
paid off.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
I predicted you'd need the
addresses for those two men, and I
scoured the data bases at the
Police station and have that
information for you. Write these
two addresses down. Thirty seven
Elm Street, apartment number one
is still the address for Vance
Logan. That's about six blocks
from where I used to live at
ninety-three Elm Street. This guy
Matt Sanders can't seem to stay in
any one place very long. The last
known address for the man is
seventy-four Cauldwell, in the
Bronx, New York.
                                                            
Danielle reaches into her purse for a pen and paper. She
then writes down the two addresses.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
How did you know I needed these
addresses if you canít read my
mind, Destiny?
                                                            

15.

                       DESTINY
Brad Collier gave you their names.
I only needed to put two and two
together. Youíre right, I
couldnít read your mind.
                                                            
                       LISA
Does that mean weíll have to make
a trip to the Bronx, at this time
of the year?
                                                            
Destiny's spirit floats in the center of the kitchen.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
No, not really. If Logan
confesses, and he implicates Matt
Sanders as being an accomplice
during that confession, then you
can let the police and the
District Attorney do the rest.
Your job will be done.
                                                            
                       WENDY
As in permanently done or just for
this case?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
As far as D & D goes, that will be
up to the four of you. As far as
your ability to be super heroines,
I think it best that the actual
detective work be left to those
who are trained to do it. It will
then be time for you young ladies
to find boyfriends, get married,
and have kids of your own. Iíve
put you in harm's way more than
you asked for, or deserved. One
final case and you can be the
teenagers you deserve to be.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I, for one Destiny, am going to
miss you. Youíve helped us all
mature sooner than we ever could
on our own, and for that, all I
can say is thank you.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Itís not over with yet. Your work
is still unfinished.
                                                            

16.

                       DANA
We'll get the guy, Destiny.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Iíll leave you for now.
                                                            
Her spirit swirls and dissolves back into the darkened oven.
                                                            
                       DANA
Youíre going to have to wait for a
couple of days, Danielle, before
you set your plan in motion.
                                                            
Danielle looks at Dana, puzzled, and slams her fist on the
table.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Why? I want to get this whole
thing over with.
                                                            
                       DANA
There's a northeaster coming up
the coast. By tomorrow morning
thereís expected to be as much as
six inches of snow on the ground,
or even more.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
How much are they expecting total?
                                                            
                       WENDY
Theyíre saying that as much as ten
to fifteen inches is expected
before this storm is over with
tomorrow night.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I guess we better wait until
Thursday or Friday, but that only
gives us a week before Christmas.
If we don't get him this weekend
weíll only have three days next
week before Christmas. Iíd like to
wrap this case up before the New
Year.
                                                            
                       LISA
Whether you want to believe it or
not, Danielle, the whole scenario
for getting this guy is in your
hands. Youíre the only one of us
who has the power to stop any
opponent in their tracks. Dana
can help you, with her
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17.

                       LISA (cont'd)
invisibility, but without a weapon
of any kind even sheíll be
helpless.
                                                            
                       WENDY
And if Dana has a weapon, and she
remains invisible, technically
sheíll be breaking the law.
                                                            
                       DANA
      (LAUGHING)
Right! Iíll be carrying a
concealed weapon, but I did that
in Atlanta and got away with it.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yeah, but it was the cop who gave
you the weapon. Okay, then! I've
got a day or two to come up with a
viable plan and weíll have to go
with it.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. D & D RESIDENCE - LIVING ROOM Ė TUESDAY - DEC 1 - DAY
                                                            
When Danielle gets into the living room, she looks out the
window and seeing nothing but snow-covered ground. She
turns on the television to the news station and checks the
weather report for the next few days.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well, girls, it looks like we can
relax for today, at least, and
probably tomorrow as well. Iím not
even going to try and go out in
this slop tomorrow.
                                                            
Lisa sits in the easy chair,
                                                            
                       LISA
Then what will we do?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Relax, Lisa, means just that. Iím
going to relax today, whether itís
watching television, playing
cards, or whatever, because
tomorrow I want my mind to be
sharp. Itís no day to be going
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18.

                       DANIELLE (cont'd)
out and gallivanting around in the
white stuff unless youíre a
snow-girl.
                                                            
Dana sits down on the couch beside Danielle.
                                                            
                       DANA
Itís been so long since weíve
actually had the time to be
teenagers that weíve forgotten
what to do.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Maybe, just maybe, after all this
is over with and behind us, we can
get back to somewhat of a normal
life. For the past several months
not one of us has ever thought of
being with a guy. Literally,
before Destiny popped into my
life, I was always trying to get
dates with guys at school. Now
that weíre the recent queens of
rock and roll, when have we had
the chance even think of boys?
                                                            
                       LISA
Yeah! It would be nice to have a
date once in a while. That would
kick these young hormones back
into gear.
                                                            
                       DANA
      (LAUGHING)
Lisa!
                                                            
                       LISA
Hell, Iím a girl, arenít I?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Weíre all teenagers, Lisa, and we
know what you mean.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė KITCHEN - THURS. DEC. 18TH - DAY
                                                            
Danielleís the first of the four girls to arise on Thursday
morning. She sits at the kitchen table, with a fresh cup of
coffee.
                                                            

19.

Dana enters dressed, at ten oíclock.
                                                            
                       DANA
Morning Danielle. You mean the
others arenít up yet?
                                                            
Danielle sits at the table.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Outside of me, youíre the first
one, girl. Fix yourself a coffee.
                                                            
Dana reaches for an empty coffee cup.
                                                            
                       DANA
Why, whatís up?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Weíre going after Vance Logan
today.
                                                            
Wendy enters the kitchen with Lisa behind her.
                                                            
                       WENDY
Did I hear right? Weíre going out
to get him today?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Get yourselves some coffee, girls.
As soon as everyone is seated
Iíll go over the details of the
plan I think will work.
                                                            
Wendy and Lisa get their coffee, they find a seat at the
table and listen.

Danielle explains her plan in detail, including a back-up
course of action.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
EXT. VANCE LOGAN'S APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Wendy parks the car across the street from Vanceís apartment
building, where she can have a clear view of the front of
the house.
                                                            
                       WENDY
I have a clear shot from here,
Danielle.
                                                            

20.

Danielle is seated in Front with Wendy.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Make sure no oneís looking at you,
Wendy, and see if you can find his
apartment.
                                                            
Wendy uses her x-ray vision as her eyes turn purple.
                                                            
                       WENDY
I found the apartment, Danielle.
As soon as you go through the
front door his apartment is to
your immediate left.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Is he in there?
                                                            
                       WENDY

Well thereís a man in the kitchen,
and I'd say he is in his late
thirties or early forties and he
does appear to be alone.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
That'll make things a lot easier.
Do you have your clipboard, Lisa?
                                                            
Dana is seated behind Danielle. She throws her microphone
into the air and she becomes invisible.
                                                            
Lisa's knees shake as she picks up the clipboard from the
seat.
                                                            
                       LISA
I do, but Iím letting you ask the
questions.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE

Try and relax, Lisa. This is
going to be no different than
either of the other two cases we
worked on.
                                                            
                       LISA
That may be true, but this time I
have no weapons, and we'll be
meeting him face to face.
                                                            

21.

                       DANIELLE

After eight long years, Lisa, this
is the last thing heís going to
expect, and I have the only weapon
we should need if I do this right.
Wendy! I want you to stay right
here and be ready to move this car
if we need to get out of here in a
hurry.
                                                            
Danielle opens the front passenger door.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Are we ready, girls?
                                                            
As Lisa gets out of the car, Dana exits behind her, but is
invisible. Only two girls can be seen crossing Elm Street.
                                                            
As Danielle approaches the apartment, she can see that the
house is old and run down, but recent repairs make it
obvious itís being kept up to meet minimum building code
standards.

The girls reach the front door and sheís quick to note Vance
Logan's name on mailbox number one. What might have served
as a security door, is now nothing more than a windbreaker
from the elements.

                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. VANCE LOGAN'S APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Turning the doorknob, Danielle opens the door. Inside she
sees a long hall with a door on both sides, and a stairwell
at the far end.

Apartment number one is to her immediate left. She takes a
deep breath, knocks on the door twice, and waits for an
answer.
                                                            
About a minute later the door opens enough for VANCE LOGAN
to see out. He opens the door wider when he sees two young
girls at the door.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Can I help you two lovely young
ladies?
                                                            

22.

                       DANIELLE
Yes, sir! Weíre doing a survey
for the city, and weíd appreciate
your cooperation. Would you mind
answering a few questions? Itíll
take no more than ten minutes of
your time, sir.
                                                            
                       VANCE
I believe I could easily spare ten
minutes of my time with you two
lovely young ladies.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
May we come in, sir? Itís rather
chilly out here in the hallway.
                                                            
                       VANCE
My apologies, ladies!
                                                            
Vance opens the door wide, to let the two girls inside.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Please come in!
                                                            
Danielle goes right in, but Lisa holds back and leaves room
for Dana to get in between her and Danielle.
                                                            
Lisa steps inside.
                                                            
                       LISA
Would you like me to close the
door, sir?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Yes, and thank you very much.
                                                            
Vance responds to Lisa, but his eyes are glued to Danielle.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Where would you like to take this
survey?
                                                            
Danielle stands beside Lisa just inside the living room,
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Either in the living room or the
kitchen will be fine, whichever is
more comfortable for you sir.
                                                            

23.

                       VANCE
The lighting in the kitchen is
better. Follow me!
                                                            
Vance leads the way through the living room and into the
kitchen.
                                                            
Danielle enters the kitchen and she looks around quick.
                                                            
Vance takes a seat on one side of the table.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Have a seat, ladies, and ask away.
                                                            
Danielle grabs a seat in the center of one side, opposite
Vance Logan, and Lisa grabs a seat at one end of the table.
She looks square into the eyes of Vance Logan and forces her
eyes to glow a bright red.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Mr. Logan! I want you to think
back in time, to approximately
eight years ago. Do you remember a
young boy by the name of Josh
Masters?
                                                            
Lisa pulls out the portable tape recorder and waits for
Danielle's cue to turn it on.
                                                            
                       VANCE
      (SULLEN VOICE)
Yes, I do remember him.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Youíre about to be asked some
questions about that child, and
you will tell this person
everything you know. Do you
understand?
                                                            
                       VANCE
I understand!
                                                            
Danielle nods to Lisa and then turns her head and nods to
Dana.
                                                            
Dana remains invisible and thinks of a man's voice.
                                                            
Lisa turns on the tape recorder.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Tell me your full name, sir.
                                                            

24.

Thereís no hint of resistance to his will.
                                                            
                       VANCE
My name is Vance Michael Logan.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
What is your age, Mr. Logan?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Iím forty-two.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Whatís your current address?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Thirty-seven Elm Street, apartment
one, Hartford, CT.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Tell me now what you remember
about the kidnapping of Josh
Masters, in the summer of 1983.
                                                            
                       VANCE
I was unemployed then, and had
been for several weeks. I was
with my friend, Matt Sanders, and
he devised a way to come up with
some quick cash to bail us both
out of the hole.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
What way was that?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Weíd go to the park, when the kids
were playing ball, and wait until
one of them was by themselves.
Matt stayed in the van and waited
for me to grab a kid, any kid. I
took one of the boys' gloves and
hid it under me. When the kids
left the park, he left with them,
but he came back alone a few
minutes later. He asked me if I
saw a glove lying around. I
showed him the one I had and
climbed down from the bleachers,
as if I was going to give it to
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25.

                       VANCE (cont'd)
him.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Did you give it to him?
                                                            
                       VANCE
I handed it to him and we started
to walk out of the park towards
the van. I grabbed him and shoved
him into the van as fast as I
could, and slammed the door shut.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Where did you and Matt take the
boy?
                                                            
                       VANCE
The kid was screaming and we beat
it out of there fast. We went to
Matt's house where we wouldn't get
caught.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Who killed Josh Masters, Vance,
and why was he killed?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Once I grabbed the Masters kid, I
got scared, but Matt insisted we
could get around two hundred grand
for him. The sound of that much
dough kind of changed my mind.
Maybe two days after that, I was
in the kitchen, and he was in the
other room messing with the kid,
and I heard the boy screaming. I
could hear Matt slapping him
around a bit and finally the kid
shut up.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
What happened to Josh Masters?
                                                            
                       VANCE
I guess Matt must have hit him too
hard, because when I went in to
feed him, later that night, he
wasn't moving at all.
                                                            

26.

A scowl forms quickly on Danielle's face.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
What happened then?
                                                            
                       VANCE
I went to Matt and told him the
kid wasn't moving, and that I
thought he was dead. I was really
scared. Murder was not something
I wanted or had in mind. We
wrapped the boy's body in a
blanket and waited for it to get
dark so we could put the body in
the back of the truck. He just
drove until we found a safe spot
and dumped the kid's body by the
side of the road. He took the
blanket and dumped it in a
dumpster nearly twenty miles from
where we ditched the kid.
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Do you swear that what youíve told
us is the whole truth?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Yes, sir!
                                                            
                       DANA (VO)
      (MAN'S VOICE)
Were you promised anything for
telling us the truth?
                                                            
                       VANCE
No!
                                                            
Danielle looks at Dana and shakes her head in the positive.
                                                            
Lisa shuts off the recorder. With all the evidence she
needs on the tape, Lisa places the recorder back into her
bag. She then reaches for Dana's microphone and places it
in there as well.
                                                            
While still invisible Dana leaves the kitchen and heads into
the living room and exits through the front door.
                                                            

27.

Front door CLOSES.

Danielle looks back towards Vance Logan.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Mr. Logan! When I count to three
and clap my hands together one
time, youíll wake up and not
remember this conversation. I
will ask you two questions and we
will then leave here. You will
not ask to see our survey. Is
that understood?
                                                            
                       VANCE
I understand.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
One...two...three.
                                                            
Danielle CLAPS her hands together one time.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Now, Mr. Logan, do you feel your
landlord can do more to make your
building safer?
                                                            
                       VANCE

Doesn't every tenant? You've seen
the condition of this joint when
you walked in.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
If the state steps in, sir, would
you be willing to testify, along
with other disgruntled tenants?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Sure I would!
                                                            
Danielle stands up, with Lisa right beside her.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Then that's all we need from you
right now. Thank you for your
time.
                                                            
Vance heads into the living room in front of Danielle and
Lisa.
                                                            

28.

                       VANCE
You two lovely young ladies come
back here any time.
                                                            
Lisa beats him to the door first and she opens it while
Danielle wraps up their visit with Vance Logan.
                                                            
Danielle steps out into the hallway behind Lisa.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Thank you so very much, sir.
                                                            
The door CLOSES behind them as the three girls turn and head
for the door, They waste no time in heading to the car.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. WENDY'S CAR - DAY
                                                            
The three girls get inside the car.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Is Dana in?
                                                            
                       DANA
Iím here, Danielle. Please give
me my microphone, Lisa.
                                                            
Lisa sits beside Dana in the back seat, reaches into her bag
and grabs the microphone. She then hands it to Dana.
                                                            
As soon as she touches the microphone Dana starts to
reappear.
                                                            
                       DANA
Do what youíve got to do,
Danielle. Iím all set here.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Head directly to Willimantic,
Wendy.
                                                            
Wendy starts the car and pulls away from the curb.
                                                            
                       WENDY
What the hell are you going to do
up there?
                                                            

29.

                       DANIELLE
Iím going to take a calculated
risk.
                                                            
Danielle turns around and looks into the back seat at Lisa.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Can you make a copy of that tape?
                                                            
                       LISA
I have a spare blank, Danielle,
but this player does not make
copies. Sorry!
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Then we'll have to go with just
the original.
                                                            
                       WENDY
Do you mind telling me hat
happened in there?
                                                            
                       DANA
We got enough evidence, on that
one tape, to send both Vance Logan
and Matt Sanders to prison for
life. It made me sick to have to
stand there and listen to it all.
I wanted to heave my guts out all
over his sorry ass.
                                                            
                       WENDY
It was that bad?
                                                            
                       DANA
You really donít want to listen to
that tape, Wendy, unless you have
one strong stomach. It wasn't as
much what he said, as what his
insinuations were.
                                                            
                       WENDY
I take it weíre getting onto
eighty-four eastbound.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yes, and take the Willimantic exit
and bear right at the bottom of
the ramp.
                                                            
Danielle's face is distorted.
                                                            

30.

                       WENDY
Are you okay, Danielle?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
      (RAISED VOICE)
No, Iím not! I want that bastard
behind bars where he belongs, and
his murderous pedophile friend
too. If I got my hands on him
right now, I wouldnít need my
powers. Iíd strangle the son of a
bitch. Let me see the tape
player, Lisa.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES NURSING HOME Ė RECEPTION DESK - DAY
                                                            
When Danielle goes inside, Elsie is at the receptionist's
desk.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
You made a big impression on him,
Danielle. He'll be glad to see
you back here.
                                                            
Danielle signs the guest register in pencil.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
More than you could ever imagine
Elsie. Is he in the game room?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Yes he is, but is anything wrong?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Everything is finally right,
Elsie. Is there someplace where
we go to talk, thatíll be a little
more private than the game room?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
If you want to, you can go to his
room.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
That will be great. Can I go and
see him?
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Sure! You know where the old fart
is sitting.
                                                            

31.

Danielle heads to the far end of the hall and goes straight
into the game room.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES NURSING HOME - RECREATION ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Danielle enters the game room and sees Brad Collier in his
wheelchair at the same table.
                                                            
Danielle passes the checker and chess tables and then heads
right over to him.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Good afternoon, Mr. Collier!
                                                            
Brad turns his head to see who it is.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Oh hi there, Danielle. I think
that's what your name is. I see
you came back here for some more
punishment.
                                                            
Danielle takes a seat across from him, one arm on the table
and the free hand holding the tape player.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Actually, Mr. Collier, I came here
to ask you to listen to something.
                                                            
Brad places his hands on his hips and looks at her with a
puzzled expression.
                                                            
                       BRAD
And what might I be interested in
hearing, dear?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
How would you like to hear the
confession of guilt by Josh
Master's kidnapper?
                                                            
Bradís eyebrows lift high onto his forehead. He drops his
hands, as wrinkles form above his eyes.
                                                            
                       BRAD
You aren't serious, are you?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I didnít come up all the way from
Hartford just for a game of
cribbage, sir. Iíll show you how
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32.

                       DANIELLE (cont'd)
serious I am. Can we go to your
room, sir, and I'll let you hear
every gruesome word of it.
                                                            
Brad grabs the wheels of his chair and turns himself around.

                                                            
                       BRAD
I've waited eight long years for
this day, Danielle, and Iíll lead
the way. Follow me!
                                                            
Brad leads Danielle out of the recreation room.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES NURSING HOME - BRAD COLLIER'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            

Danielle follows the former detective into his room; a small
room where thereís a bed, nightstand, a phone, and across
from the end of the bed is a television set. In the corner
of the room, by the window, is an easy chair. She sets up
the tape recorder on his nightstand.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Are you ready for this, sir?
                                                            
Brad sits in the wheelchair beside the tape player.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Turn it on, Danielle, please.
                                                            
While heís listening to the tape, Danielle can see that
several times tears form in the corners of his eyes, and a
few choose to drip down the front of his face, as he listens
to the brazen confession.
                                                            
The tape finishes.
                                                            
                       BRAD
I donít want to know how the hell
you got this, young lady, but make
damn sure your fingerprints are
wiped clean and are not on that
tape anywhere. I know the right
person to give this tape to. Iíll
also make sure Elsie gets your
name removed from the guest
register. You do trust me with
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33.

                       BRAD (cont'd)
this, don't you?
                                                            
Danielle sits on the edge of the bed.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
That's why Iím here, detective. I
wanted to make sure the right
people get to hear this and for us
to remain incognito. I never told
you this before, sir, but Iím only
one girl out of a group of four.
Up to now weíve been able to find
two missing kidnapped kids alive,
and now we've managed to get the
confession of a kidnapper who was
involved with the murder of a
child. We do not do this for the
glory, or a reward, but to simply
right some of the wrongs in our
perverted society. How we managed
to get it, detective, I wonít
divulge. I promise you this, that
the tape was recorded from Vance
Logan's mouth.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Well, my dear, whatever it is you
young ladies are doing, you all
seem to be doing it right, so keep
up the good work. As far as your
identity goes, itís safe with me.
You somehow made it easy for me.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Howíd I do that?
                                                            
                       BRAD
You have a man asking the
questions to Vance Logan. All I
have to say is that a man came in
here and gave me this tape.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE

Thank you. Let me wipe it clean.
This tape, sir, is the only copy,
so handle it with care, and I have
to take the player with me.
                                                            
Danielle wipes all the fingerprints from the tape cassette
and hands the tape to Brad.
                                                            

34.

                       BRAD
Go on, now, and get out of here.
As you leave, tell Elsie I'd like
to see her and right away, please.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I'll do that, sir, and thanks
again.
                                                            
Danielle leaves the privacy of Brad Collier's room and heads
down the main hall that goes to the reception desk.
                                                            
BRAD'S ROOM TO RECEPTION DESK
                                                            
Danielle approaches the reception desk.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Hi, Danielle. That was a fast
visit, girl.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I have a lot to do, Elsie, but I
needed to see him. He asked me to
tell you heíd like to see you, and
right away. Itís very important!
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Okay, dear, and thanks. Is he
still in his room?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yes he is. Bye!
                                                            
Danielle then turns and heads to the door with brisk steps.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. ROSE ACRES NURSING HOME - BRAD COLLIER'S ROOM - DAY
                                                            
Elsie knocks on Brad's door.
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (almost yelling)
Come on in, Elsie.
                                                            
Elsie enters the room.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
You wanted to see me, Mr. Collier?
                                                            
Brad turns his wheelchair to face her.
                                                            

35.

                       BRAD
I need a huge favor of you, Elsie.
I haven't asked for very much
since Iíve been in here, but this
is very important to me.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
What can I do for you, then?
                                                            
                       BRAD
Make damn sure that girl's name is
removed from the guest register. I
don't care how the hell you do it,
girl, but get it off there.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
I can do it, Brad, but why?
                                                            
                       BRAD
That young lady, and her friends,
just helped me solve the only case
I couldn't solve when I was still
on the force. I donít need anyone
questioning her or her friends
either. Do you understand?
Because of her, I can see to it
that both a kidnapper and a
murderer of a child are both put
behind bars where they belong.
                                                            
                       ELSIE
Then consider it done.
                                                            
Elsie leaves the room and Brad Collier reaches into the
drawer of his nightstand and pulls out his phonebook. Once
he finds the number for Detective ANGELO SANTINI, he picks
up the phone and dials the number.
                                                            
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INT. HARTFORD POLICE - HOMICIDE - SANTINI'S DESK - DAY
                                                            
The phone RINGS.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Homicide, Detective Santini!
                                                            
Angi switches to the speaker- phone and places the receiver
back down.
                                                            

36.

                       BRAD (VO)
Angelo! This is Brad Collier, in
Willimantic.
                                                            
Angelo sits back in his swivel chair.
                                                            
                       ANGI
My God, Brad, what brings you out
of hibernation my old friend?
                                                            
                       BRAD (VO)

I need you to do me a big favor,
while Iím on the line, and look up
an old case, Angi.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Which case?
                                                            
Angi sits up to operate the computer.
                                                            
                       BRAD (VO)
The Josh Master's
kidnapping/murder case from 1983.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Hold on and Let me bring it up on
the computer.
                                                            
Angi hits the appropriate keys he brings up the case files
on the screen.
                                                            
                       ANGI
I see here that this was your
case, Brad, and as of yet this
case is unsolved. Why the
inquiry?
                                                            
                       BRAD
I wonít pull any punches, Angi.
Please drive up here to
Willimantic? I have a taped
confession by the man who
kidnapped that boy. In this
confession he fingers the actual
murderer.
                                                            
Angi repositions himself in the swivel chair.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Are you serious, Brad?
                                                            

37.

                       BRAD
A man came in here this afternoon
and let me listen to the tape. He
left the tape with me, Angi, but
he took the recorder with him, so
if you have one, bring it with
you. After I heard the tape, he
took off, and never left me his
name.
                                                            
                       ANGI
I'll be there in about forty-five
minutes. Don't lose that damn
tape.
                                                            
LATER - RECEPTION DESK
                                                            
After registering at the desk, Detective Santini heads to
Bradís room and knocks on the door. He waits.
                                                            
Brad faces the door as Angi walks in.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Afternoon, Brad! I brought a
recorder with me. Where do you
want me to hook it up?
                                                            
                       BRAD
      (pointing)
Right beside the table there. The
plug is right behind the table.
                                                            
After plugging in the tape player and pushing the play
button, Detective Santini sits down on the edge of the bed.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Was this guy a cop Brad?
                                                            
                       BRAD
I donít know! When I turned to
ask him, he was gone.
                                                            
Angi sits and listens to the entire confession. When it
ends, he rewinds the tape and turns to Brad.
                                                            
                       ANGI
When you interviewed Logan, in
1983 Brad, did you tape the
interview?
                                                            

38.

                       BRAD
Hell, Angi, I can't remember. If
we did, then it would be in the
evidence room.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Thatís my next stop. If he was
taped, then we can verify a voice
match with that to this tape. If
not, then weíll bring him in and
get a sample of his voice to match
it with this. In either case,
Iíve got a helluva lot of work to
do.
                                                            
Angi unplugs the tape player.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Iíll nail him, Brad; count on it.
                                                            
                       BRAD
I want him, Angi, but I also want
this Matt Sanders guy. Heís the
one who murdered the boy.
                                                            
Detective Santini starts to leave the room.
                                                            
                       BRAD
Thanks, Angi!
                                                            
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INT. HARTFORD POLICE - DETECTIVE SANTINI'S DESK - DAY
                                                            
Detective Santini reaches his desk with the tape and player
and sets them on his desk.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Is That all there was, Skip?
                                                            
Barrows approaches Santiniís desk.
                                                            
                       SKIP
Thatís all there was. By the way,
Simmons is in with the Captain,
and theyíre waiting for you in his
office.
                                                            
Angi grabs the player and tape and turns to head into the
Captainís office.
                                                            

39.

                       ANGI
I better get in there.
                                                            
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INT. HARTFORD POLICE - DETECTIVE SANTINI'S DESK - DAY
                                                            
Detective Santini set's the tape recorder on his desk. He
sits down in his swivel chair and clicks on the intercom to
his boss' office.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN (VO)
Captain Dobbs!
                                                            
                       ANGI
It's Detective Santini, captain.
Did you find the evidence on the
Master's case?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN (VO)
Come into my office Angi and bring
that confession with you.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Right away, sir.
                                                            
Detective Santini grabs the recorder and the tape and headed
toward the captain's office.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN DOBBS' 0FFICE - AFTERNOON
                                                            
Detective Santini enters the Captain's office and Dobbs sits
up in his swivel chair.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
Have a seat, detective. We sifted
through all the evidence in the
box and we came up empty. Simmons
wants to hear the tape.
                                                            
                       ANGI
What good would that do? Weíve
got nothing to match it against.
                                                            
Assistant DA, KARLA SIMMONDS sits beside Detective Santini.
                                                            
                       KARLA
Let me hear the tape, detective,
and we might just have enough to
bring Logan in. Once we interview
him, we can tape his conversation
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40.

                       KARLA (cont'd)
and match it against what you
have. This way, he'll already be
here if the voice matches his. We
can then arrest him on the spot.
If the voice doesn't match, then
he's a free man. In order to
bring him in for questioning, I
need something I can bring before
Judge Wilson.
                                                            
                       ANGI
We donít need an official court
approval to bring him in for
questioning, but Iíll let you hear
the tape.
                                                            
Angi plugs in the tape player into a wall socket and inserts
the tape.
                                                            
                       ANGI
This is what was given to me just
a while ago.
                                                            
Captain Dobbs and the assistant DA both sit back and listen
to the entire confession.
                                                            
Angi shuts off the tape when finished.
                                                            
                       KARLA
Now, more than before, I want to
get a judgeís approval, Ken. This
is an eight-year old case. He
slipped through the cracks once,
and I donít want to see it happen
again. If he gave someone this
confession, then whatís to stop
him from trying to disguise his
voice when weíre taping it?
                                                            
                       ANGI
If this is his confession, Ms
Simmonds, he'll probably be
running by now. He has to know
we'll be after him. Can we bring
him in tonight?
                                                            
Captain Dobbs looks at the assistant DA.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
Heís right, Karla! Iíll keep the
lab open until its verified. If
this is his voice, then weíll
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41.

                       CAPTAIN (cont'd)
arrest him right here.
                                                            
                       KARLA
Okay! Bring him in, but no
violence, Angi. Get him to come
with you quietly. Iíll stay here
until youíve got what you need.
Bring him in for suspicion of
kidnapping and an accessory after
the fact of murder. That will
allow you to get a good voice
match when you interview him.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Iíll take Skip with me, Captain,
and I want a black and white as a
backup. Thereís no telling what
he might do when we show up at his
door.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN
You've got it! Bring him in.
                                                            
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INT. VANCE LOGANíS APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
With the house surrounded by three uniformed policemen, both
Angelo and his partner, Detective Skip Barrows, enter the
front of the building with weapons drawn. Without saying a
word, Angi knocks on the door.
                                                            
Vance opens the door.
                                                            
                       VANCE
      (GRUFF Voice)
Yeah!
                                                            
Angelo shows his badge.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Itís the Hartford Police, Mr.
Logan. Open up?
                                                            
Vance opens the door wider.
                                                            
                       VANCE
What the hell did I do, cop?
                                                            
Angelo pushes his way inside.
                                                            

42.

                       ANGI
We want you downtown for
questioning.
                                                            
Destiny remains invisible, but sheís there to see him
cuffed.
                                                            
                       VANCE
For what, spitting on the damned
sidewalk? You guys are crazy.
                                                            
                       ANGI
You can go down the easy way, or
the hard way, Vance, and I don't
care which one, but it's more
serious than spitting on the
sidewalk. Frisk him Skip!
                                                            
                       SKIP
Put your hands on the wall, Logan
and spread your legs.
                                                            
Barrows then frisks the suspect for weapons.
                                                            
                       SKIP
Heís clean.
                                                            
                       VANCE
I know the drill, but what the
hell did I do?
                                                            
                       ANGI
We want to ask you some questions
about that Masters boy eight years
ago.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Hell, man, I was cleared of that
murder. Iíll be cleared again.
                                                            
                       ANGI
In that case, Mr. Logan, you wonít
mind going down there, now will
you?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Iíll go down, but do you have to
slap them damn cuffs on me?
                                                            

43.

                       ANGI
As a matter of fact, I do. Turn
around.
                                                            
Detective Santini snaps one end of the handcuffs to his
right writs and then snaps the open end to the left and then
locks them.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Iím not going down there like
this. Itís freezing out there. I
need my coat.
                                                            
                       ANGI
My partner will get it for you.
Where is it?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Itís in the closet.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Get it for him detective.
                                                            
Barrows goes to the closet, pulls the coat and checks for
any weapons in the pockets.
                                                            
                       SKIP
There you go Mr. Logan.
                                                            
Barrows places the coat over Vance's shoulders.
                                                            
                       ANGI
Get him into the car, Skip. Iíll
lock up here. Iíll let the guys
in blue know itís all clear, Skip.
                                                            
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INT. HARTFORD POLICE Ė INTERROGATION ROOM ONE - NIGHT
                                                            
Detective Santini enters the room and Vance turns towards
him.
                                                            
                       VANCE
Itís about time you got back here.
When are you letting me out?
                                                            
Detective Skip Barrows enters behind his partner.
                                                            

44.

                       ANGI
Actually, Vance, I like you so
much that I think weíll keep you
in here a while. Youíre under
arrest for the kidnapping of Josh
Masters in 1983. Youíre also
under arrest for being an
accessory after the fact of
murder. Cuff him, Skip!
                                                            
Angi looks at Vance Logan, while his partner handcuffs the
suspect.
                                                            
                       ANGI
You have the right to remain
silent. If you give up that
right, anything you say can and
will be used against you in a
court of law. If you need an
attorney, and cannot afford one,
one will be appointed for you. Do
you understand these rights as
Iíve read them to you?
                                                            
                       VANCE
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! Give me a
freebie lawyer. Iím through
talking to you, ass hole.
                                                            
Vance is hauled out of the interrogation room in handcuffs.
                                                            
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INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė KITCHEN Ė FRI. DEC 19TH - DAY
                                                            
Danielle is the first to wake up, but she wakes up well past
the normal hour for the morning news broadcast. She turns
on the television and goes into the kitchen to make a pot of
coffee. Her ears partially listen to whatís going on in the
other room, until she hears:
                                                            
                       DOROTHY (VO)
This is Dorothy Hart of WBZ news.
This is a special news bulletin.
This station has just learned that
forty-two year-old Vance Logan,
from Hartford, has been arrested
for the nineteen eighty-three
kidnapping of seven year old Josh
Masters. Sources close to the
investigation inform us that
Detective Santini, of homicide,
received a taped confession of the
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45.

                       DOROTHY (cont'd)
kidnapping and murder of the
child. We've also found out that
he's also been arrested for being
an accessory after the fact of
murder, and that when arrested,
Vance Logan was already at the
Police Station being questioned in
the case. We've also learned that
the taped confession is a perfect
ten-point match to that of Vance
Logan.
                                                            
Danielle stops dead in her tracks.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Oh my God! They got the son of a
bitch, but what about the
accomplice?
                                                            
                       DOROTHY (VO)
This is the only information
thatís been released at this time,
but there are a lot of unanswered
questions. The fact he was
booked, as an accessory to murder,
is an insinuation that there was
another party involved and
committed the actual offense
against the Masters boy. Stay
tuned to this station for further
developments as they unfold. This
is Dorothy Hart for WBZ News,
Hartford. We will now return you
to our regularly scheduled
program.
                                                            
Danielle sits down at the kitchen Table.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
      (Talking to
       herself)
Well I suppose they can't give out
the guy's name, or he'll be sure
to disappear and go into hiding.
                                                            
Lisa enters the kitchen and hears her friend talking.
                                                            
                       LISA
Who are you talking to, Danielle?
                                                            
Danielle stands to go to the coffee pot and pour a cup of
coffee. She stops and turns towards Lisa.
                                                            

46.

                       DANIELLE
Myself! They got Vance Logan late
last night, and theyíve booked him
for kidnapping and an accessory to
murder.
                                                            
Lisa reaches out and hugs her friend.
                                                            
                       LISA
That's great news. We did it,
Danielle!
                                                            
Lisa releases her embrace.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Nothing was mentioned about the
actual murderer, though.
                                                            
                       LISA
Until they can get this Sanders
guy, Danielle, they are being
smart to keep his name quiet so he
doesn't go underground. The
others will be happy.
                                                            
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INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė LIVING ROOM Ė SUNDAY - DAY
                                                            
The girls arise Sunday morning and Dana turns on the
television set. She heads into the kitchen to fix herself a
cup of coffee.

One by one the girls trickle into the living room with their
morning fix of coffee, and they sit down with Dana. Wendy
is the last to join them, and as she does, a special news
bulletin flashes across the screen.
                                                            
                       LINDSAY
This is Lindsay Cross for WBZ
News. We have breaking news out
of Brooklyn, New York at this
hour. Weíve just learned that the
kidnapping murder suspect of seven
year old Josh Masters, from 1983,
has been captured at six-forty
this morning. His suspected
accomplice in the kidnapping,
Vance Logan, implicated the
suspect, and a known pedophile,
Matt Sanders. On Monday morning
extradition proceedings will be
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47.

                       LINDSAY (cont'd)
underway to bring Mr. Sanders back
to Hartford to face charges of
kidnapping, molestation of a child
under the age of fourteen, and
murder. Itís not known, at this
hour, what special evidence the
prosecution has to link Mr.
Sanders to the child's murder and
molestation, but please stay tuned
to this station for updated
developments as they happen. This
is Lindsay Cross, reporting live
for WBZ News, Hartford.
                                                            
Dana jumps up and down on the couch.
                                                            
                       DANA
What a way to end the year.
                                                            
Danielle's eyebrows raise to her forehead and she sits back
in the easy chair.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Did we just hear correctly?
                                                            
Lisa slides to the edge of the recliner.
                                                            
                       LISA
They got him, Danielle. All our
hard work paid off.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Yes it has. Now Iím wondering
what that means for the four of
us.
                                                            
                       DANA
In what way, Danielle?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Are we now going to lose
everything weíve been accustomed
to having for the past several
months, or are we going to retain
any of it?
                                                            
                       DANA
Until Destiny tells us otherwise,
I suppose weíll still have it.
                                                            

48.

                       DANIELLE
      (Turns to face
       Wendy)
Can you still see through walls?
                                                            
Wendy focuses her eyes on one of the walls, her eyes become
aglow a bright purple and she's able to see through it.
                                                            
                       WENDY
Well we haven't lost anything yet.
I can still see through them.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Good! Letís just hope Destiny
holds off until this gigís over
with, before she decides to take
them away.
                                                            
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INT. D & D RESIDENCE Ė LIVING ROOM Ė NEW YEAR'S EVE - EVENING
                                                            
Dana sits in the easy chair.
                                                            
                       DANA
      (to Danielle)
Where is Destiny?
                                                            
Danielle stands beside the couch.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I don't know, Dana, but for now
sheís the least of our worries. We
have a performance to get ready to
do, and the limo will be here in
forty-five minutes. Let's get
ready. When Destiny wants us to
know something, sheíll let us
know.
                                                            
Wendy gets her drums by the door.
                                                            
                       WENDY
I donít know about you girls, but
Iím ready.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Well, girls, we started in June,
and here it is, almost 1992, and
weíve taken the rock and roll
world by storm. All I can do is
say thank you, to all of you, for
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49.

                       DANIELLE (cont'd)
being a part of this great team.
                                                            
                       LISA
I can only speak for myself,
Danielle, but this has been a
trip. This whole thing has been
an adventure Iíll never forget. I
hope, after all is said and done
that we can continue on as a band.
                                                            
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INT. CIVIC CENTER Ė BACKSTAGE Ė NEW YEARíS EVE - NIGHT
                                                            
Danielle steps backstage, once the instruments are set up.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
What time is it, Wendy?
                                                            
Wendy looks at her watch.
                                                            
                       WENDY
Relax, girl, it's only eight
oíclock. We have an hour to go
yet. What's wrong?
                                                            
Danielle finds a seat and sits down.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Probably nothing! I just want to
get it started. I'll be fine once
DDís humming away.
                                                            
                       WENDY
You're wondering why Destiny
hasn't shown up, and weíre all
wondering that, but it's too late
in the evening to let that bog
down our thoughts. Nineteen
ninety-two is only a few hours
away, girl, and what a blast we
had ending nineteen ninety-one.
Thank you for letting me be a part
of such a wonderful band.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
Weíve done a great job as a team,
and Iím hoping we can continue on
as a team when this is all over
with.
                                                            

50.

                       LISA
I'm right up there with the rest
of you. I never had the confidence
in myself before Destiny wiggled
her way into my life. Because of
these powers she gave me, I now
have the confidence to be able to
stand there and know I'm touching
the right strings when I strum the
bass guitar. If I lose the powers
she gave me, it will only be a
small loss. She gave me the
confidence to be able to go out
there and be a performer. Our
names are now plastered all over
the country and yes, her powers
helped accomplish that task, but
the ability to believe in
ourselves is what brought us to
this point in our young lives. She
didn't give us that. I love
Destiny and all that she stands
for. I hope her spirit is now
free to be able to join her
brother, but D & D is not her
powers, but rather what's inside
us.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
For a while there I believed that
without these powers weíd be
nothing. I may have been the
leader of this band, but the true
leaders are each one of you. It
is the three of you whoíve brought
me over the hurdle Iíve been
fighting within myself. You three
are one hundred percent correct.
If Destinyís going to take our
powers away from us, then we all
knew sheíd have to do that at some
point, but she can never take away
our belief in ourselves.
                                                            
Itís eight-fifteen and the girls are backstage. Dana stands
with her microphone in her hand, when suddenly Destiny's
spirit alights from within it and her mass shapes into the
form the girls are familiar with. This time, however, her
entry is plain and simple, even though her form remains the
same.
                                                            
Danielle looks at Destiny.
                                                            

51.

                       DANIELLE
Where have you been, Destiny?
                                                            
Destiny floats just off the floor in front of them.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Iíve been waiting for tonight.
                                                            
                       DANA
For what?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Please! Just do as I ask. Youíve
trusted me up to now, and you
should still believe in me.
                                                            
                       WENDY
We do, Destiny, but what's going
on?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
When you are announced tonight I
want the four of you girls to take
a position on one of the circles
on the floor of the stage, from
left to right as youíre announced.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I don't know why, but youíve never
let us down before, Destiny. We'll
do it, but can you clue us in as
to what youíre going to do?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
This is my surprise to D & D
before I leave you for good. After
your performance Iíll see you all
only one more time. It is time
for me to return and be with my
brother. Believe in yourselves
and you shall prevail.
                                                            
Destinyís shape dissipates before them and returns to the
microphone.
                                                            
Lisa looks at Danielle.
                                                            
                       LISA
Man that didn't tell us very much.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
What that tells me is sheís still
going to be with us through this
performance tonight, but that was
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52.

                       DANIELLE (cont'd)
about all. Iím still puzzled
about those circles on the floor.
They arenít supposed to be there
                                                            
                       DANA
This is still very much Destiny's
show, Danielle.
                                                            
The MC stands at the backstage door.
                                                            
                       MC
Okay, Ladies, take your places.
Itís show time!
                                                            
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INT. CIVIC CENTER Ė ONSTAGE Ė NEW YEARíS EVE - NIGHT
                                                            
Wendy grabs her two drumsticks.
                                                            
                       WENDY
I guess I better not sit at the
drums just yet.
                                                            
They both place their guitar straps over their shoulders and
wait on the Master of Ceremonies to make their introduction.
                                                            
At nine o'clock sharp the Master of ceremonies heads to the
right of center stage, where the floor microphone stands.
Cheers and chants of D & D pound from the walls of the
auditorium, as he politely yells into the microphone.
                                                            
                       MC
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
fans of all ages. Welcome to the
Hartford Civic center for the
final night of 1991. Tonight we
are honored to have here with us,
and get to enjoy, the co-winners
of the Battle of the Bands.
Without further adieu, let's give
a hearty Connecticut welcome to D
& D. Originally hailing from
Burlington, MA, but now residing
right here in Hartford, let's hear
it for drummer elite, Wendy Parks.
                                                            
Wendy strides out and smiles. She stands on the purple
first circle and waves to the cheering fans.
                                                            

53.

The MC has to wait until the noise subsides before he can
announce the next band member.
                                                            
                       MC
Originally hailing from Arlington,
MA, and now also residing right
here in Hartford, on base guitar
let's hear it for Lisa Mack.
                                                            
Lisa heads out and stands on the green circle beside Wendy.
Once again the applause and chants of D & D are
overwhelming.
                                                            
The MC waits for the noise to subside.
                                                            
                       MC
Hailing from right here in
Hartford, let's hear it for
singer, Dana Kay.
                                                            
Dana goes out and stands beside Lisa on the blue third
circle.
                                                            
                       MC
And finally, on lead guitar,
bandleader and another Hartford
native, let's hear it for Danielle
Dee.
                                                            
Danielle heads out and joins the rest of the band. She
stands on the red final circle.
                                                            
The MC extends his left hand towards the four girls.
                                                            
                       MC
      (RAISED VOICE)
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to
you, D & D!
                                                            
The MC grabs the floor microphone stand and backs up and out
of the way.
                                                            
From one end of the Hartford Civic Center, to the other, the
four girls receive a standing ovation and the applause is
deafening. Whistles and chants of D & D can be heard
throughout the hall.
                                                            
Destiny hovers in the shadows of the stage behind the girls
and at that precise moment it becomes her show. She raises
her hands as an array of colored lights above the girls come
on, one by one, and engulfs each band member with their own
color. Wendy's - purple, Lisa's Ė green, Dana's - blue, and

54.

Danielle's - red. She turns her head towards the far-left
wall that contains the lighting switches for the auditorium.
She blinks her eyes one time, as she dims the lights across
the entire hall. The only lights then prevalent are being
displayed on stage.
                                                            
Destinyís sparkling diamond-like crystallized spirit grows
to twice its normal size. She addresses the girls as her
spirit approaches from the darkness of the stage, and she
presents herself in an array of clear molecular cells that
shine like pure tiny diamonds.
                                                            
The fans have yet to take their seats and continue their
applause.

Destiny first moves behind Wendy as her spirit sweeps across
her body. The purple light that shines from her toes to her
head starts to sparkle bright.

She then repeats the procedure three more times. Once
across Lisa, Dana, and finally Danielle, as each of their
lights sparkle with intensity.

The fans grow even crazier and they love the show Destiny is
putting on for them. They donít realize that a real spirit
is doing the ghostly appearance and the applause is as
intense as the show itself, but Destinyís not finished.

Destiny then sweeps out over the audience and suspends her
spirit above the screaming and cheering fans. She raises
her hands towards the stage, and as she does, the lights
that sparkle around each of the four girls rises into a
multi-colored single ray of light that bolts towards Destiny
and flies into her eyes. At that moment the lights in the
auditorium returns to normal and Destiny's spirit explodes
into tiny cellular fragments that quickly dissipate into the
rafters above the fans.
                                                            
Danaís eyes are transfixed on whatís left of Destinyís
spirit.
                                                            
                       DANA
What the hell was that?
                                                            
Wendy heads to the drums.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
I don't know, but before we have
some rowdy fans on our hands,
let's go to work.
                                                            
Within a minute the girls start their routine.
                                                            

55.

D & D starts their routine as theyíve done so many times in
the previous two months, and song after song they play as
Dana belts out the words with the same precision and
attitude.

At ten-thirty itís intermission and the girls need a rest.
With the curtain closing in front of them they head
backstage for a breather, while the MC makes his usual
intermission announcements for the upcoming events.
                                                            
The CURTAIN closes. The MC heads to center stage.
                                                            
CUT TO:
                                                            
 
INT. HARTFORD CIVIC CENTER Ė BACKSTAGE - NIGHT
                                                            
The girls exit the backstage door and one by one they grab a
seat.
                                                            
                       LISA
What happened at the start of the
show, Danielle?
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
      (SIGHING)
I'll be hanged if I know, Lisa,
but I have an idea Destiny does.
                                                            
                       DANA
Do we still have our powers?
                                                            
One by one the girls try in vain to use the powers Destiny
gave them, from their eyes, but the glow in their eyes is
vanquished.
                                                            
Destinyís spirit descends from the rafters above them, until
sheís down at their level.
                                                            
                       DESTINY
D & D...! Your performance
tonight, for the past hour and a
half, you girls did all on your
own. That little show I put on,
for mostly the benefit of the fans
and audience, was actually me
removing your powers in the
reverse order from when you got
them.
                                                            

56.

                       DANA
You mean that what we just did, in
front of all our fans out there,
we did without any of our powers?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
Yes, Dana, the voice you heard
came from within you. All four of
you did the first half of
tonight's show on pure belief in
yourselves. In fact, if you were
all honest about it, there's not a
one of you who really thought of
me while you were playing. You
were more interested in pleasing
the fans.
                                                            
Danielle stands to face her mentor and friend.
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
You're right, Destiny. Can you
forgive us?
                                                            
                       DESTINY
There's nothing to forgive. I
allowed all four of you to prove,
once and for all, that D & D is,
and always will be, the band.
There will be no good-byes, for as
of right now my spirit is free and
is going to the other side to be
with Josh and my parents.
                                                            
Destinyís spirit dissipates as all her sparkling molecules
fade into the rafters above them.
                                                            
                       LISA
      (looking up)
Oh my God, Danielle! She's gone!
                                                            
                       DANIELLE
This is the way it was meant to
be, girls, and as we proved to
Destiny, we now have the belief in
ourselves, to be the success weíve
been from the start. Though her
spirit may no longer be with us, a
part of her will live within us as
long as we are .....D & D.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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