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Sunrise
by Nadine Merkle (merklenadine@yahoo.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Drama   User Review:
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Thriller/Romance There is an explosion on a docked freighter in the sleepy coastal city of Wilmington, NC with no apparent cause. Until one discovery, the sign of the devil brings together Elizabeth, Michael and a legion of believers. They need to stop Lucifer from causing the destruction of a nuclear plant that would lead to the worst disaster ever to be recorded in history, the beginning of the end...Armageddon.


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SUNRISE

FADE IN:

EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS WILMINGTON NC - NIGHT
                                                            
 
EXT. 1 COMMERCIAL DOCKS, WILMINGTON, NC - 3:00 AM ~ - NIGHT
                                                            
AERIAL SHOT
                                                            
Docked freighters, eerily quiet except for the occasional
passing vehicle, uninhabitated, desserted buildings. Pitch
black except for moon light and stars and far-off street
lights.
                                                            
B UNKNOWN POV - MOVING ~ FIND A SHIP
                                                            
on which there is a lone, black silhouette of a muscular man
moving about on deck.
                                                            
FOCUS IN...
                                                            
on figure from side view from land. He is blatantly moving
about the deck not trying to hide. He bends down and moves
in a large circular motion then criss crosses 6 times in the
same area.
                                                            
~ Then into the BLACKNESS comes ~
                                                            
a ringing brushed silver alarm clock reading 6:30 AM.
                                                            
2 ELIZABETH CATALANO
                                                            
 
INT. - ELIZABETH'S APT., EARLY AM - DAY
                                                            
Her hand quickly reaches and slams the "off" switch.
                                                            
The picture enlarges to Elizabeth in bed, it's dark and
quiet except for the ticking of the clock and the very
slight sound of sirens outside off in the distance.
                                                            
We realize we are in her bedroom seeing pictures of her
family beside the clock.
                                                            
Her long, dark hair is spilled out like silk agains her
stark white pillowcases. Her expression is that of being
annoyed at the intrusion into her deep slumber furrowing her
perfectly shaped eyebrows. She's a reserved, strong beauty
looking to find her place in the world.
                                                            

2.

ELIZABETH
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH (POV)
Ugh.
                                                            
She pulls herself to sit up and moves to the side of the
bed. She hesitates a moment, eyes closed, before standing
and makes her way from the bedroom, into the hallway,
dragging her feet as she ~
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S KITCHEN/LIVING AREA - DAY
                                                            
~ enters the kitchen. Walks to the counter and goes to
coffe pot, eyes still closed, reaches into the cupboard and
takes out a cup then takes out a spoon from the drawer.
Pours coffee.

She goes to the fridge and takes out the french vanilla
creamer, puts it in then sugar.
                                                            
Elizabeth stands for a moment still sleep dazed sipping her
coffee and notices the ~
                                                            
faint sounds of a lot of SIRENS and ALARMS and COMMOTION off
in the distance.
                                                            
She walks to the floor to ceiling windows common to historic
homes and pulls aside the sheer white panel to ~
                                                            
PEER OUT WINDOW. She cannot see anthing so she ~
                                                            
WALKS OVER TO glass topped coffee table in front of her
chocolate brown ultrasued sofa and picks up the remote and
turns on the TV.
                                                            
The room is decorated in an eclectic style with modern and
antique pieces, white walls and various sizes of black
framed family photos filling a wall and table tops.
                                                            
She sits on the edge of the sofa holding her coffee cup in
one hand and flipping through the channels with the other.
She stops at ~
                                                            
LIVE LOCAL NEWS BROADCAST...
                                                            
~ and sets the remote on the table, slightly confused.
                                                            
TV REPORTER POV
                                                            
...and additional firefighters have just arrived on the
scene from Leland.


3.

There is still no word yet from officials as to the cause of
the freighters explosion.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
~ eyes fly wide open, jumps jerking her arms. Spills some
of the coffee on her chest and wipes at it haphazardly.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (looking down)
Damn!
                                                            
TV REPORTER POV
                                                            
Again, a docked freighter at the downtown commercial port in
Wilmington has had an explosion on it. There are no
apparent causes yet. Firefighters, paramedics, the Center
for Disese Control and local and surrounding area officials
have been on the scene for hours trying to contain the
spreading fire from travelling downriver to the Sunny Point
munitions depot and to the Nuclear Plant farther downriver.
This is a very dangerous situation people please stay tuned
for demands for mandatory evacuations.

Be advised that city officials are asking for everyone to be
prepared for a mandatory evacuation and there is toxic smoke
and water in the area.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
Turns off the TV. She sits and stares at the dark screen
for a few moments. She has a look of shock on her face.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH (POV)
      (almost horror
       stricken)
OH MY GOD!
                                                            
She appears to focus and chug down the remainder of the
contents of her cup.
                                                            
Getting up and moving quickly into the kitchen and
practically throwing her cup into the sink.

She hurries, almost running, down the hallway. Enters the
bathroom, closes the door.
                                                            
The sound of a shower is heard.
                                                            
~ Then into the WHITENESS enters ~
                                                            
 

4.

EXT. 3 WILMINGTON, NC OUTSIDE ELIZABETH'S APT. BLDG - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
Coming out of her apartment building, an historic renovated
mansion. Her long, dark hair is loose, she is almost
running to her black Jeep. The day is crystal clear, sun is
shining, the sounds of sea gulls mixed with the sounds of
the few cars passing on the street are invaded by the far
off sirens and alarms.
                                                            
She is fumbling with her keys, cell phone and handbag as she
gets into her car.

She pulls out of her driveway and her tires squeal slightly.

As she approaches the the intersection 2 blocks up she sees
the traffic almost at a standstill.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (exasperated)
Jesus Christ, this is bad!
                                                            
Her phone rings. She grabs it and looks at the caller ID
and answers.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (excited)
Hi, John!
                                                            
Sounds, sirens and alarms blaring through the phone. She
struggles to hear his words.
                                                            
JOHN STEPHENSON on phone
                                                            
PAUSE
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (yelling on phone)
Liz, meet me down at the docks!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (shouting back)
OK John, I'm already on my way.
But what's going on!?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (shouting back)
I don't really know! But I left
my car at home! You'll need your
badge to get past the
barricades...
                                                            

5.

                       JOHN
      (shouting with
       question in his
       voice)
Your badge...you've got it don't
you!?
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
~ she's merging into the slow moving traffic ~

Her face scrunches as she MOUTHS the word SHIT.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (trying to be
       convincing)
Yeah, yeah, of course I've got it!
See you soon!
                                                            
~ Hangs up ~
                                                            
~ Slightly AGITATED she begins looking around the car,
visor, seats...~
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (getting worried)
Man, man, man! Where is it!?
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV

Looking around she catches a glimpse of the nearby car in
the slow moving lane. Then she looks at each face within
view. They all have looks of shock, fear, confusion
                                                            
PUSH IN on nearby drivers faces.
                                                            
She comes up to the first barricade reaching under her seat.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (relieved, happy)
There it is!
                                                            
Pulls out ID badge, stops and shows officer at 1st
barricade.
                                                            
POLICE OFFICER
                                                            
~ Officer looks into ELIZABETH'S face examining it ~
                                                            
"Proceed."
                                                            
~ He directs the other vehicles away. The smoke is now a
fog, all consuming, an atmosphere almost crypt like.
                                                            

6.

UNKNOWN POV

The alarms and sirens are almost deafening as she passes
through one more blockade, rows and rows of emergency
vehicles. Organized chaos. She's given a respirator.
                                                            
She begins to cough and gasp. Her expression goes from
agitated to subdued hysteria.

She pulls down the blue bandana hanging from her rearview
mirror, covers her moth and nose. Turns on lights.
                                                            
LIVE TV NEWS COVERAGE STILL GOING ON
                                                            
Reporters, cameramen, everyone wearing respirators in the
smoke filled fog.
                                                            
ELIZABETH

~ finds some place to stop her car, puts on respirator.

Gets out of car, searches around for John nervously. She's
asked repeatedly for ID badge so she puts it around her
neck.

Finally, at the chain link gate entrance to dock area she
meets up with ~
                                                            
JOHN STEPHENSON
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
~ grabs John shoulder, visibly tense ~
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (hiding her fear,
       shouting over
       noise)
John, you OK?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (jumpy - shouting)
Liz! Yeah, I'm fine!
                                                            
JOHN
looks around wide eyed, very agitated.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (jumpy - shouting)
Common, there's not much we can do
around here now, not until things
settle down! Will you take me to
get my car!?
                                                            

7.

                       ELIZABETH
      (nervous -
       shouting)
Yeah, let's go and let them do
their job. Besides, I don't want
to be around if that tank blows
up!
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (excited -
       shouting)
Common!
                                                            
JOHN
takes Elizabeth by the arm and leads her away from fence
area, through the throngs of officials running around.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
guides him towards her Jeep a couple of blocks away, both of
them sounding like Darth Vadar in the masks while taking
quick, hasty, unsure steps.

They get into her Jeep. Take off masks.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV - MOVING
They drive a short distance through 2nd barricade, smoke
diminishes, visiblity is clearing.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (still excited,
       anxious)
Jesus John, it's like Armageddon
down there! Have they made any
progress?
                                                            
~ Quick conversation, both excited ~
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (tense, wore out)
Yeah, it's a mad house. I think
so. Things seemed to have
remained stable so atleast it's
not worse...I hope.
                                                            
He looks off through the windshield at nothing, very deep in
thought, almost sad.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (heavy sigh)
                                                            

8.

ELIZABETH
                                                            
~ Still slow moving heavy traffic ~

Looking over at John, mood turns to worry.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
They continue the short drive through historic downtown,
over some cobblestone streets, the once peaceful
surroundings now a symbol of possible impending doom.

The continue the short dirve to John's downtown house, a
smaller stately historic home, too much for a single man.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
Pulling into John's driveway sees his Hummer.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (slightly
       disgusted)
John, I know you realize how bad
for the environment that Hummer
monster is.
                                                            
JOHN
                                                            
Turning to Elizabeth with a devilish grin...
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (sly smirk)
Yeah, but it's a nice ride.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
                                                            
Exasperated, rolling her eyes...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (slightly annoyed)
I'll see you back at campus.
                                                            
JOHN
gets out and waves bye still smirking.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
looking disgusted, backs out of the driveway and drives
away.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
watch Jeep drive down the street.
                                                            
 

9.

EXT. UNIVERSITY OF WILMINGTON NC CAMPUS-MARINE STUDY - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
parking lot is desserted except for 9 vehicles. Very quiet,
no movement except for the slight breeze. Sunny.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
pulls into a parking space directly next to the Marine
studies building with its green Ivy and blooming white Crepe
Myrtle trees with their barkless trunks.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
She turns the car off, sits with her head resting on the
back of the seat for a few moments. Silence.

She turns to look at the empty parking lot, shoulders
sagging, distraught expression.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (speaking very
       softly)
No classes today I guess. But the
team is waiting...
                                                            
Gathering her things she disembarks seeming as if it's with
great effort and enters the building.
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG. - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
The corridor is illuminated with harsh flourescent lighting
within cinder block walls. ELIZABETH'S footsteps echo
throughout the hallway as there is no on else on the floor.
                                                            
ELIZABETH climbs the stairs to the next level and continues
on her solitary journey. As she nears and open door she
notices the lights are on.

At the door we see a small plaque reading "Dr. John
Stephenson".
                                                            
 
INT. JOHN STEPHENSON'S OFFICE-UNCW MARINE STDS. BLDG - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH
Enters office, she sees the team members silently sitting
around with subdued, solemn expressions on the floor,
chairs, tables, desk.
                                                            

10.

ELIZABETH
                                                            
Falls into an empty chair.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sighs)
It's bad.
(Pause)

(Looking around at everyone)

Any news or updates on evacuations
or containment?
                                                            
TODD
Good-looking, sandy-blonde hair, surfer dude, good build,
around 25.
                                                            
                       TODD
      (concerned
       expression)
That bad down there, huh?
(slight pause)

You're a mess.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (a little annoyed)
Thanks a lot!
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
She looks down at herself for the first time, soot smudges
all over her shirt and pants, cuffs of pants wet and muddy.
                                                            
COURTNEY
Pretty girl, early 20's seems a little
flaky, bubbly, cheerleader type.

COURTNEY
(a little confused)
Well, uhh, I think they've stopped it.
And, uhh, I think we don't have to
evacuate
yet.
                                                            
                       TODD
      (cutting in - a
       little impatient)
It seems that it hasn't spread and
they haven't called for mandatory
evacuations. But especially those
with health conditions and special
            (MORE)

11.

                       TODD (cont'd)
concerns be prepared to leave.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (relieved)
Thank God, 'cause it was horrible.
                                                            
ELIZABETH eyes drifting off as if her minds back at the
accident site.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
They all sit quietly anticipating, each in their own
thoughts, visibly worried in their own way, waiting for John
to come in.
                                                            
~ Footsteps coming down the hall ~

in enters....
                                                            
JOHN
~ He walks in shoulders slouching, feet dragging,obviously
exhausted, clothes filthy, smelling of smoke.

Walks behind his desk and his body collapses in to his big,
high back office chair, head resting on back, eyes closed.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (eyes closed)
- heavy sigh -
                                                            
Everyone is waiting anxiously for him to gain composure and
strength.

3 second wait.
                                                            
JOHN lifts his head up.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (looking very
       tired)
OK.
(pause)

~ looks around at his group of
college teammates ~

So you all know about the
freighter that had the explosion
on it...
                                                            
EVERYONE nods and adlibs..."Yeah,


12.

"Yes"

"Uh-Huh"

"Right"

~ except for ELIZABETH, she continues to sit just watching ~
                                                            
                       TODD
      (arms folded
       across chest, a
       bit inquisitive)
So what happened and do we know
the extent of contamination?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (tired)
Everything that is known is what
I've just told you...there was an
explosion on a docked freighter in
the middle of the night. That's
it!
                                                            
ELIZABETH still just watching JOHN'S face.
                                                            
                       TODD
      (being persistant
       and analytical)
And the cause of it?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (a little unnerved)
We know nothing else...at this
point. Not the cause or the
extent.

(pause)

What we do know is it is big and
it could get catastrophic. You
all also know that the Munitions
Depot and Nuclear Plant are just a
little down river. That's the
primary concern right now - that
the fires don't spread to there...
                                                            
                       TODD
...and BOOM, total anihilation.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Thans for the visual, Todd.
                                                            
~ Deafening silence. All faces show turmoil and fear.
                                                            

13.

                       JOHN
We are going to proceed as we
would normally, concentrating on
marine contamination and eco
preservation. Initially, though,
we need to focus on saving lives.
Some of the wildlife have already
been brought in. Courtney, you,
Mike, Allison, KeyShawn, and
Keisha go down and help out with
that. They'll need all the help
they can get. Elizabeth, you,
Todd and the rest go to the lab
and get our gear and supplies
ready for analyzing contamination
levels found on site and in house.

With a situation like this,
though, we're going to need some
help. I've already placed a call
in to an associate of mine out on
the West Coast. Some of you may
have heard of him - Michael
DeAngelo. I need to call him back
and get him updated now that I've
witnessed it first hand.

~ JOHN reaches for the phone and
dials ~

Although he's probably already
gotten the information, knowing
him.

(pause)

Michael, It's John

(pause)

OK, so you've gotten the updates.

(pause)

Yeah, it's a mess.

(pause)

Great, give me your flight
information and I'll have a couple
of my team members meet you at the
airport.

            (MORE)

14.

                       JOHN (cont'd)
~ Searching for a piece of paper
and a pen ~

Hang-on a second, ugh.

~ Shuffling around finally
retrieving it ~

OK, go ahead.

Uh-huh, uh-huh...ok, great.

Look forward to seeing you buddy,
but hate it's got to be under
these circumstances.

Bye.
                                                            
JOHN hangs up the phone.
                                                            
ELIZABETH
is looking at JOHN with a quizzical, kind of curious
expression, one eyebrow raised.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (sitting back in
       his chair rocking
       back and forth
       slightly)
OK, Mike and 2 of his team members
will be landing this afternoon at
the Wilmington airport at 3:00.
Todd and Elizabeth you guys meet
them there, one of you take my
car. They'll be bringing some of
their gear.

Any questions?
                                                            
EVERYONE shakes their head and adlibs,
"no"
"nope"
"got it"
                                                            
JOHN sits forward and drums his hands on the table.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (smiling)
Alright then, let's get busy.
                                                            
EVERYONE gets up to leave at the same time, except
ELIZABETH.
                                                            

15.

ELIZABETH waits until the last person is out the door, then
stands and pauses to give JOHN a curious look.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (worried, curious
       expression)
That bad, huh?
                                                            
                       JOHN
Liz, I don't know yet, maybe,
that's why I called Michael.
                                                            
Intent gaze between the 2 of them.
                                                            
ELIZABETH, tight mouthed, nods and exits the room.

PUSH IN on John's worried expression as we hear her echoing
footsteps down the hall, fading away.
                                                            
 
INT. LADIES BATHROOM UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH is looking at her soot smudged face, disheveled
hair and dirty clothes in the mirror.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (staring up close
       at her face)
What a mess!

~turns on water, washes hands and
face.
~looks back up at her reflection,
rolls eyes.

Forget it!

~turns of water, grabs things
disgustedly, and storms out~
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV, MOVING - FOLLOWING ELIZABETH INTO
                                                            
LAB - Todd and the other team members are already there.

They look over towards the door as ELIZABETH enters, then go
back to work.
                                                            
FOLLOW ELIZABETH as she walks to a table, unloads her things
and she moves to the shelves, takes a clipboard and begins
to inspect and package up test tubes.
                                                            

16.

FLASH TO John at his desk on the phone.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (disturbed,
       puzzled look on
       his face.)
I just don't know what to make of
it. It doesn't make sense. My
colleague will be here this
afternoon, he's an expert in cases
such as this, that's why I called
him in.

(pause)

I will keep you posted.

~hangs up~
                                                            
FLASH - UNKNOWN POV - lab, full shot everyone working
checking paperwork on clipboards trays of test tubes,
syringes at shiny sterile stainless steel tables.

ELIZABETH stretches and looks around, takes her phone out of
her purse.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh man, 4 messages.
                                                            
SHE stands, exits the room with phone and backpack.
                                                            
 
EXT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BUILDING - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH coming out of building,checking messages on cell
phone. 4 of them.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (rolling eyes,
       listening on
       phone)
Ugh!
                                                            
SHE walks to her car, gets in, leans head against back of
the seat, eyes closed, deep breath, 3 second hesitation.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (another deep
       breath)
OK.

~dials the phone~
            (MORE)

17.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)

Hi, Dad
(pause)
I'm fine, we were only there for a
little while...
(pause)
I don't know how late I'm going to
be, I have to be...
(pause)
~looking annoyed~
I've got to pick some people up at
the airport at 3:00...
(pause)
~almost pleading~
Common, Dad, you said yourself it
seems they've got it under control
so we probably won't have to
evacuate.
(pause)
~rolling eyes~
Yes, I'll call my sister right
now, Dad. Talk to you soon.

~as she's hanging up~
To get it over with.
                                                            
ELIZABETH stands holding the phone eyes closed face up
towards the sky, gathering the patience to speak to her
nuerotic sister.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
If I wait any longer it'll only
make it worse.

~deep breath~
~makes the call~

Hi Cat. I'm fine.

(pause)

I was just down at the accident
site for a little while. We're
not going back until things are
settled and cooled down.

(pause)

Yes, I just spoke to Dad. I'm not
going to do anything stupid.

(pause)

            (MORE)

18.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
~voice dropping, becomes more
serious~

What do you mean there's more to
this than we can see? Do you
think it's terror related?

(pause)

I can't put my finger on it but
something's bothering me, too.
John's even acting weird. We'll
talk tonight at Dad's, I've got to
pick some people up at the airport
at 3:00 that are coming in from
the West Coast to help out, I
guess some kind of specialist.

(pause)

Don't worry.

I'll see you later. Bye.

~hangs up~

Well, that didn't go so bad.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (leaning her head
       back against the
       seat deep in
       thought)
If this is what Cat thinks it is,
it's on an unusually big scale.
                                                            
ELIZABETH sits for a moment then takes her sandwich out,
turns on the radio to find a live update.

"The fire has been contained and has not spread any further.
There are no mandatory evacuations in place at this time.

Stay tuned for all of your live updates."
                                                            
 
INT. LAB UNCW - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
Shot of entire room, everyone working.

JOHN enters...
                                                            

19.

                       JOHN
Todd, Elizabeth, it's 2:00. You
guys should start heading out, we
don't know what the traffic
situation is going to be like.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey John, what was Michael's last
name again? I want to make a
sign.
                                                            
JOHN turns to look at ELIZABETH, sly smirk on his face.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What?!
                                                            
                       JOHN
Nothing. DeAngelo.
                                                            
BOTH TODD AND ELIZABETH nod, adlib agreements, get up, she
gets her things, and walk out into the hallway.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey Todd, you ever hear of this
Michael DeAngelo?
                                                            
                       TODD
What, you haven't? This guys like
a bounty hunter for eco
devastations. It's like he's got
this personal vendetta. He's
AMAZING, I can't wait to work with
him.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Great, so now we've got "Dog The
Bounty Hunter" at Armageddon.
                                                            
 
EXT. AIRPORT, WILMINGTON, NC - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S car driving quickly past airport "Welcome" sign.

She pulls into a parking space, darts out of her car
fumbling with purse, keys, phone and sign reading "Michael
DeAngelo".

As she's coming up the steps she sees Todd, waves...
                                                            

20.

                       TODD
      (jokingly)
Got your sign?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (snaps)
Shut-up, Todd.
                                                            
 
INT. WILMINGTON, NC AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
They enter through one of the 2 doors of the small terminal.

They wait with the rest of the crowd at the security check
point.

Very crowded and there's some confusion, there were delays
from the earlier explosion, things chaotic.

Arrival passengers begin to come up ramp, ELIZABETH holds up
sign.

And then from around the corner emerges...
                                                            
SLOW MOTION - UNKNOWN POV

The most strikingly beautiful man with windblown wavy brown
hair and a relaxed, reserved elegance. ELIZABETH'S mouth
drops to the floor and she immediately feels self-conscious.


Her face turns a crimson red and she wants to hide her
stupid sign and run the other way.

He leaves her stunned.

He take off his sunglasses and his beauty only becomes more
intense...a smile that reveals perfect white teeth gives a
gravitating warmth that pulls you in.
                                                            
NORMAL SPEED - UNKNOWN POV

ELIZABETH stands dumbstruck as the distance between them
shrinks and is now merely inches.

His presence is too immense.

This is Michael DeAngelo.

He extends his hands to ELIZABETH.
                                                            

21.

                       MICHAEL
Hello. I'm Michael DeAngelo.
Thank you for meeting us under
such extreme circumstances.
                                                            
ELIZABETH returns the handshake but stands as if dumbstruck.

3 second wait.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
....and you?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (embarrassed by
       her actions)
Oh, I'm Elizabeh Catalano.
                                                            
                       TODD
...and I'm Todd Rivers. It is
such an honor to wok with you
Professor DeAngelo, although I
wish it were under different
conditions.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Michael, please, and let me
introduce my teammates.

~ he turns slightly towards a
Blonde Bombshell straigh from the
Playboy mansion and a wiry latin
looking young man that appears to
be smiling at an inside joke. ~

Nichole and Carlos.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (extends hand to
       greet them as
       she's sinking
       further into
       herself)
Hello. Elizabeth.
                                                            
                       TODD
Welcome, and if there's anything I
can do, do not hesitate to ask.
                                                            
ELIZABETH looks at TODD, surprised and repulsed. He's
beaming. Jerk.
                                                            

22.

                       TODD
      (as he's leading
       the way)
This way to the luggage carousel.

~ turn the corner ~

Why don't Elizabeth and I get the
cars and wait for you curbside,
Michael.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
That sounds great. We'll see you
out front.

~ looks at Elizabeth ~
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S brain must be broken.
                                                            
TODD and ELIZABETH walk through the sliding glass doors.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILMINGTON, NC AIRPORT - DAY
                                                            
TODD AND ELIZABETH WALKING TO PARKING LOT.
                                                            
                       TODD
Man, did you see that?! If they
make them like that in California
I'm going back with them!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (annoyed, more at
       herself than at
       TODD)
Relax, Todd, this is business.
Besides, she's probably Michael's
wife.
                                                            
                       TODD
I don't care! I'll be her slave.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sulking)
This is going to suck.
                                                            
FLASH TO ELIZABETH driving up, TODD parked with John's
Hummer, disembarking vehicle.

MICHAEL, NICHOLE, CARLOS coming out of terminal with 3 carts
of gear.

ELIZABETH gets out of car.
                                                            

23.

                       MICHAEL
Alright, Nichole and Carlos, you 2
rid with TODD and I'll ride with
ELIZABETH.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S eyes fly wide open behind her sunglasses. No
Way!

They get their gear loaded up, get in cars.
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S CAR - DRIVING - DAY
                                                            
GET ON THE ROAD - DRIVING.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking over at
       ELIZABETH)
Were you born in NC?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, In NY.

~ she takes a sideways peek at him
from behind her sunglasses ~

(silence)

So, how do you and John know each
other?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (turns to look at
       her, surprised)
He didn't tell you?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (just as surprised
       by the answer)
No, actually today was the first
time he mentioned your
name...atleast to me.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Well...he was my professor in
California, then we took a hiatus
together to Alaska...
                                                            
SILENCE
                                                            

24.

                       ELIZABETH
Oh.

~ palms sweaty, trying to
non-chalantly wipe them ~
                                                            
SILENCE

This is going to be a long, short ride.
                                                            
 
EXT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG. - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH pulling in to parking space, Hummer already there,
2 university trucks and more vehicles than earlier.

MICHAEL and ELIZABETH get out, others are waiting.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
NICHOLE and CARLOS, why don't you
wait here until I find out where
we'll be stationed.

~ turns to ELIZABETH ~

Would you please show me to JOHN'S
office?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (regaining
       composure)
Certainly, right this way.
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
Watching them walk down the hall from behind, approaching
JOHN'S door.
                                                            
                       JOHN (OS)
      (annoyed, almost
       angry)
What do you mean? That's
impossible, it just doesn't make
sense. Call me when you know
something.
                                                            
They hear the loud sound of a phone slamming down.
                                                            

25.

                       JOHN
Damn!
                                                            
Their steps have slowed, continue slowly, listening, no
further talk, they pick up the pace.

Turn corner into office. Silent steps.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You still getting paid to sit
around and do nothing, Old Man?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (jumps up, comes
       around the desk)
Michael, you dog, God, you look
great. I didn't realize how much
I missed California until I saw
you.
                                                            
They hug each other like old friends.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You look like you've got it pretty
good here.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Yeah, they treat me pretty well,
you should think about joining me,
I've got a great team.

So, how you doing, Old Friend?

~ looking into his face. ~
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking down,
       averting the look)
Good. Working...a lot.
                                                            
JOHN gives MICHAEL a squeeze around the shoulders.
                                                            
                       JOHN
What am I going to do with you?

~ sees ELIZABETH standing looking
a little uncomfortable. ~

LIZ, you two met?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (slightly
       sarcastic)
Yes, JOHN, he rode with me from
            (MORE)

26.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
the airport.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (looking at
       MICHAEL)
Right.

This is one of my best - since
you.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking at
       ELIZABETH
       searchingly as if
       he was trying to
       place her)
Yes, I'm looking forward to
working with her.
                                                            
                       JOHN
LIZ, why don't you have MIKE'S
team bring their things to the
lab. You can get Maintenance to
help if you need to. Alright?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (turning to leave)
Alright.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (as he and MICHAEL
       find seats)
And LIZ, close the door behind
you.
                                                            
ELIZABETH absently turns to him surprised.
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (looking
       apologetic)
We have a lot of catching up to
do.

Thanks.
                                                            
ELIZABETH walks slowly, almost stalling, straining to hear
them.

She goes in to the hallway.

There's shuffling of chairs.
                                                            

27.

                       MICHAEL (OS)
      (concerned)
So, what's going on here, John?
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV

Hand on the doorknob, closing door slowly.
                                                            
                       JOHN (OS)
Damned if I know, MIKE. That's
why I called you.
                                                            
CLICK, door closes
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (softly)
Damn!

~ She stands there for a moment,
listening...nothing. Walks off
frustrated.
                                                            
 
EXT. UNCW PARKING LOT - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH exits the building, brows furrowed. Sees TODD
entertaining the team about the accident and CARLOS and THE
BLONDE BOMBSHELL - NICHOLE. He's on the verge of being a
ham but is actually guite good.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey, you guys.

~ They all turn to her. TODD
stops, too. ~

Alright, the plan is to get your
things unloaded to the lab, JOHN
said we can call maintenance if
we'd like.
                                                            
They all AD LIB:

"Naw"
"We got it"
"It's alright"
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Ok, then let's do this.
                                                            

28.

They all start working.
                                                            
 
INT. HALLWAY - UNCW LAB - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH walking in from outside on her cell phone.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Ok, I'll see you as soon as I can.

Bye.

~ hangs-up ~
                                                            
ELIZABETH looks up and sees...

MICHAEL and JOHN coming down the hall.

ELIZABETH catches her breath and hesitates slightly when she
looks into his face.

He has a momentary look of disapointment then he clears his
expression.

She slows her steps and intentionally gets space between
them. They enter the lab.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG. - LAB - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH entering, Michael looks at her again with that
quizzical look. She hurries to a seat. ELIZABETH looks
around at everyone; John looks exhausted, everyone has a
blank expression and eyes have dark circles under them.

MICHAEL and JOHN are at the front of the room.
                                                            
                       JOHN
For those of you who don't know
me, I'm John Stephenson. MICHAEL
and I are long time friends and
associates. Thank you for taking
time away from your lives to come
out here and help us. It does not
go unnoticed.

We are sincerely grateful.

Now, there's still not much we
know about the explosion. The CDC
            (MORE)

29.

                       JOHN (cont'd)
and local officials are
investigating it extensively.

Fortunately, it doesn't appear
it's going to get any worse at the
moment. There still isn't much we
can do down there so we'll
probably break for the night now.

We'll have to wait for all of the
fires to have burned themselves
out.

We'll meet back here in the
morning at 8:00.

I'll hand over Mike now to let us
know what we might be expecting.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
First, ELIZABETH and TODD, JOHN
tells me how competent and
knowledgeable you 2 are and I'm
looking forward to meeting the
rest of your team.

As you probably have imagined some
of the coming weeks will not be
fun. We will be swimming around
in the oil slicks.

~ looks directly at ELIZABETH ~

I'm sorry.

But tomorrow NICHOLE and CARLOS
you 2 come directly here in the
morning, I'm going to go down to
the site to have a look for
myself..
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (cuts in)
Oh, ELIZABETH, I forgot to ask -
could you have them follow you
down to the Hilton Downton...you
live closest.

~ he gives a boyish grin ~
                                                            
ELIZABETH nods her agreement.
                                                            

30.

                       JOHN
...and meet them back there in the
morning to take MIKE down to the
docks?
                                                            
ELIZABETH gives another nod.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Thanks a lot. I've got to meet
with the CDC in the morning.
Hopefully, I'll be down there
later.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking at
       NICHOLE and
       CARLOS)
We'll be centrally located
downtown where we can walk to
restaurants and such. The
University will supply us with 2
vehicles. 1 for me and 1 for you
2.
                                                            
ELIZABETH feels that maybe she's not the little wife after
all, stifles a grin.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Ok, so at this point the level has
been decreased to a yellow there
are no evacuation orders in place,
but the severity of the situation
has not diminished.

Things could change at a moments
notice.

Let's call it a night and everyone
get lots of rest. The lid could
blow off this thing at any moment.

Good night.
                                                            
Everyone gets up to get ready to go.

ELIZABETH is packing her bag up when...

MICHAEL comes up behind her.
                                                            

31.

                       MICHAEL
ELIZABETH, thank you for
babysitting us. I know this must
be an inconvenience to your social
life.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (almost laughing.
       What social life?)
Oh, it's no problem. I'm just
going to my Dad's. When my mother
died a couple of years ago, my
sister mostly takes care of him
but he's more than capable of
taking care of himself.

But that's just how she is and we
don't want him to feel alone.

We're family, that's what we do...
                                                            
Different emotions cross MICHAEL'S face: relief,
understanding and kindness.
                                                            
NICHOLE - "Mike, we'll meet you outside."

~ he turns to answer ~
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
We're coming.

~ turns back to ELIZABETH ~

Shall we?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, let's go.
                                                            
 
EXT. UNCW PARKING LOT - NIGHT
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
NICHOLE and CARLOS getting into the truck, others getting
into their vehicles.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S POV
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (brief directions)
It's really simple, just 3 to 4
turns.

Make a right out on College Dr.,
            (MORE)

32.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
get off at Market St., turn left
onto Market, follow that all the
way downtown 'til Water St., make
a right. It's on your left.

Ok. You guys ready?
                                                            
They ad lib: "Yep", "Let's go." "Ready."
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

Watch vehicles pull away.
                                                            
 
EXT. HILTON - STREET VIEW - NIGHT
                                                            
FLASH TO 3 vehicles driving towards Hilton,pulling in to
parking lot, ELIZABETH drives towards parking lot, 2 UNCW
trucks pull up to front door and unload.

ELIZABETH acting a little nervous.

NICHOLE stays with luggage as the other 2 park trucks.

MICHAEL walks over to ELIZABETH'S Jeep.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Thanks again for bringing us down
here.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You're welcome, no big deal.
                                                            
~ awkward silence ~
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Why don't we meet her at 8:00 AM
then go out to the accident site?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Sounds great. Get some rest.
You're going to need it.

(blushing, why did I say that)
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking intently
       at her)
I have a feeling you're right.

(pause)

I have this strange feeling I know
            (MORE)

33.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (surprised)
Me too, but I know we've never met
before.

Weird, huh?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yeah.

Well, thanks again.

And I'll see you in the morning.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Tomorrow.

Good night.
                                                            
UKNOWN POV
                                                            
MICHAEL stands and watches her back out and drive away.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRANK CATALANO'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
ELIZABETH pulls in to driveway, parks.

PUSH IN on her face: comtemplative, a little confused, head
leaning back against the seat.

She notices the curtains being pushed to the side and the
frame of a head peeking out. She toots lightly, gets out.
                                                            
 
INT. FRANK CATALANO'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

ELIZABETH walks in, throws her stuff on the nearest couch.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (speaking loudly)
Hi Dad, hi Cat!
                                                            
FRANK CATALANO
65ish, handsome Italian, widower, boyish charm, medium
build.


34.

CATHERINE "CAT" CATALANO
38ish, exotic beauty, hints of depression, supernatural
gifts.
                                                            
                       FRANK
Hi Sweetie!
                                                            
                       CAT
Hey, Liz!
                                                            
ELIZABETH meets them in the kitchen.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (picking at the
       left overs)
Sorry I'm late. What's the latest
update?
                                                            
CAT is at the counter cleaning up.

FRANK sitting at his usual place at the table.

ELIZABETH walks over and kisses him on top of the head.
                                                            
                       FRANK
Well, thank God they got it
contained and it looks like
they'll get it all put out.

Tomorrow they'll probably work on
burning the spilled oil off of the
water.

With the Munitions Depot and the
Nuclear Plant just down river...

Could you imagine?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes and no.
                                                            
~ Momentary silence ~
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (turning to CAT)
Hey CAT, did I tell you I met the
the most beautiful, intoxicating
man on the face of the Earth?
                                                            
                       CAT
      (brightening up)
No! Who is he? What's his name?
Where's he from?
                                                            

35.

                       ELIZABETH
Calm down.

He's one of the people I picked up
at the airport today.

He and his team flew in from
California today to help out with
the emergency.

He's an old friend of JOHN'S,
almost like a father.

His name is MICHAEL DeANGELO.
                                                            
CAT'S face becoming serious, focus becoming distant.

ELIZABETH and FRANK just watch this strange behavior.

CAT refocuses and looks at ELIZABETH strangely...
                                                            
                       CAT
MICHAEL DeANGELO - MICHAEL of the
angels...Archangel MICHAEL.
                                                            
~ Silence ~
                                                            
FRANK begins to chuckle.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (lightens up)
Well, if Archangel MICHAEL came
down to Earth, that is exactly
what I think he'd look like.
                                                            
AD-LIB some light comments.
                                                            
                       CAT
LIZ, we need to talk.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (looks at FRANK
       with expression
       "uh-oh, I'm in
       trouble")
Do you want to talk here or
inside?
                                                            
They both look over at their father.
                                                            
                       FRANK
      (chuckling)
I don't want to hear that crap.
                                                            

36.

                       CAT
Well, you should be used to it.

After 40 plus years with Mom...
                                                            
                       FRANK
You can't dwell on that stuff,
it'll make you crazy.
                                                            
                       CAT
We get this "stuff" for a reason
and we can't ignore it.

Common, LIZ, let's go.
                                                            
ELIZABETH and CAT walk the short distance to CAT'S room,
take the 2 seats at the window.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
So what's going on, CAT?
                                                            
Mood goes serious.

PUSH IN on CAT'S face.
                                                            
                       CAT
      (worried, hint of
       fear)
You were probably too young to
remember that apartment in the
Bronx that this picture was taken
at.

~ points to B/W family photo on
the wall. ~
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, I don't remember it. The only
thing I know is that Mom & Dad's
bedroom was down a long hallway at
the other end of the apartment.

But that's about it.
                                                            
                       CAT
      (hint of anger)
Yeah, you and Raymond were really
too young.

~ looks at ELIZABETH ~

Do you remember the time, upstairs
            (MORE)

37.

                       CAT (cont'd)
at the store when Titi Cecilia was
visiting?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah! That was crazy! When Mom
started chanting and going nuts?!
                                                            
                       CAT
And the dishes were flying out of
the cabinet?!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, and we all started praying
and things got worse...
                                                            
                       CAT
Yes.

It was summer time, wasn't it?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes...
                                                            
                       CAT
Well...

(pause)

That thing that did that, it
wasn't his first time.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (eyes wide)
What?!
                                                            
                       CAT
      (sitting back in
       her chair)
Yep, that thing started in that in
apartment in the Bronx. You 2
were really too young then. You
guys slept in the same bed, you
must have been 1 and 3 years old.

That place was haunted, atleast
that's what I thought ...

~ looking at the picture ~

Now, I'm beginning to wonder if it
was the place...or me.
                                                            

38.

                       ELIZABETH
What are you talking about?
                                                            
                       CAT
First there were the toys
terrorizing me at night; it's like
they came to life.

I know, you think I was dreaming.

I was old enough to know the
difference between reality and
dreaming.

But it continued.

Then it grew to be a black evil
figure.

I swear to God it wanted to kill
me.

It would come closer and closer to
my bed. But I got up and woke you
guys up and we ran down to Mom and
Dad's room.

What I never understood was why
Mom never talked to me about it.

I don't know, maybe she didn't
want to scare me. Or maybe she
didn't know he was there but I
doubt that. Mom saw everything.

She was very powerful. You know
she had an Indian Spirit guide.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, I didn't. There are so many
times I have things I need to ask
her or tell her. I wish I'd had
her tell me more, teach me, about
our family.
                                                            
                       CAT
Well, you know a dead bruja is the
strongest kind.
                                                            

39.

                       ELIZABETH
I know. Whenever I dream about
her, I wake up so exhausted.

But tell me about him.
                                                            
                       CAT
He was back last night.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You're kidding?!
                                                            
                       CAT
No, I'm not, and he basically told
me to stay out or he would kill
me.

He followed me my whole life,
always terrorizing me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
God CAT, I'm so sorry. I didn't
know.
                                                            
                       CAT
Well, with the message lastnight
and the explosion, it just is too
much to be coincidental.

And with you saying JOHN is acting
strangely...I think this is a lot
more than it appears to be.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I see what you mean.
                                                            
                       CAT
Look, just be careful. Don't do
anything you're uncomfortable
with, LIZ.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Don't worry about me but do what
you need to do to protect
yourself.
                                                            
                       CAT
I've been OK so far, Kid.
                                                            
PAUSE
                                                            

40.

                       ELIZABETH
Let me get back to Dad, before it
gets too late.
                                                            
                       CAT
And Liz, there's a reason MICHAEL
is here, and you're involved.

I don't know what it is yet but
that is no coincidence, either.
                                                            
ELIZABETH just looks at her for a moment then they get up to
leave.

Into the BLACKNESS comes...
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM, SLEEPING - NIGHT
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S restless sleeping face...dreaming,

she is an Egyptian healer, MICHAEL is an Egyptian soldier,
they are locked in an passionate embrace.

FLASH TO MICHAEL in bloody combat with an immense and
powerful foe, a Roman soldier.

FLASH TO ELIZABETH'S anguished sleeping face.

FLASH TO black figure of a man, the Roman soldier, in
ELIZABETH'S bedroom - coming to her bedside...stroking her;
menacing growl.

PUSH IN on ELIZABETH'S face - FEAR.
                                                            
 
EXT. NEXT DAY WILMINGTON HILTON DOWNTOWN - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH pulling into the parking lot at the Hilton, she's
constantly looking over her shoulder, practically running to
the front door as if she's being hunted.
                                                            
 
INT. WILMINGTON HILTON DOWNTOWN - DAY
                                                            
LOBBY WILMINGTON HILTON DOWNTOWN
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
ELIZABETH darting through front sliding glass doors,
stopping, turning to look for the unseen predator.

41.


Nothing. Turns to see MICHAEL pacing the lobby floor, he
has a concerned expression.

HE sees her, brightens, walks to her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Good morning, you had a bad night,
too?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (embarassed)
Why? Do I look that bad?

Yeah, I was a little restless.
Sorry your room wasn't
comfortable.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No. You don't look bad at all.
And it wasn't my room. That was
fine.

(pause)

Why don't we get some breakfast. I
have a feeling it's going to be a
long day.

~ Puts his hand on the small of
her back, leads her to restaurant~

~ Onlookers. ~
                                                            
RESTAURANT
                                                            
Hostess seems flushed by him.

HOSTESS - (staring at MICHAEL) "Table for 2?"
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (not noticing her)
Yes, please.
                                                            
They get seated.

Waitress approaches.

WAITRESS (ogling MICHAEL) - "May I get you something to
drink?"
                                                            

42.

                       MICHAEL
      (eyes still on
       ELIZABETH)
Coffee for me please. ELIZABETH,
what would you like?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (a little
       flustered)
Decaf, please. If today's going
to be anything like I think it
will, I don't need anything else
to affect my nerves.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Really? I have the same feeling.

(pause)

So, tell me about you, ELIZABETH.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (embarassed at
       being the center
       of attention)
Well, there really isn't anything
exciting to tell. I was born in
the Bronx, grew-up in upstate NY.
I am the youngest of 5 kids, my
family owned a grocery store while
I was growing up. After that my
parents bought a restaurant down
here while I was living in
Manhattan. After I left my job,
they sent my brother to come and
get me to help out down here.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Come and get you?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, it kind of was like an
intervention.

I was married before to an abusive
alcoholic that didn't last 6
months.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (real anger on his
       face)
I'm sorry you had to go through
that.
                                                            

43.

                       ELIZABETH
      (surprised by his
       reaction)
He never actually hit me but I'm
sure it would have come to that if
it lasted any longer.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Thank God for small favors.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Then after we sold the restaurant,
I used my portion of the sale to
buy my place and go back to
school. So, here I am.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Interesting. Do you like it here?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Do I like it?

I haven't really thought about
whether I liked it or not in a
long time.

I used to hate it.

But now...it's a nice place to
live.

My families here...you know?

Even after all this time I still
feel like I don't belong. The
only problem is I don't know where
I belong.

Now what about you, MICHAEL? I'm
sure you've had an interesting
life.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (laughs a little)
Interesting?

Yeah, it's been interesting.

Good? That's yet to be seen.

Well, I grew-up in the Amazon
Rainforest. My father was an
American scientist and my mother
was a Prima Ballerina. We were
            (MORE)

44.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
there because my father was
working on a project.

I spent my early years of life
with the local tribal people
learning their ways. I still miss
them very much.

Then my father was transferred to
California and I attended UCLA.

That's where I met JOHN.

During my senior year he took a
hiatus and did some field study.
He asked me to join him.

So I did. And I did some
internship and was planning to do
my thesis...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Was planning?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I did it but there was an
incident, not really an accident,
up in Alaska.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh, God!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
It wasn't bad, but it changed me.

Anyway, right after that, like
that day, I got a phone call from
my Dad.

My Mom had cancer. She was in the
hospital. She was dying. I got
on a plane the next morning. She
died a month later.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm so sorry. I know how bad that
is.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What was and is so bad is that I
feel somehow that I was a part of
it.

            (MORE)

45.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
I know it sounds crazy but because
of the incident in Alaska it seems
like everything's connected.

So, here I am.
                                                            
There is a moment of silent contemplation, each digesting
what the other's just said.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
So, what do you think we'll find
at the accident site?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Well, normally it's just a
clean-up effort. Saving wildlife,
cleaning up the water source,
taking analyzing samples to find
evidence and extent of
contamination.

This situation is critical because
of the dangerous location. The
urgency is magnified 100 times.

But for some reason I have a
feeling this is going to be
different aside from its proximity
to the munitions depot and nuclear
plant. So does JOHN, that's why
he called me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What does everyone else think is
going on?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
That's the problem. There's no
evidence to what is going on.
Nothing.

No clues as to foul play, no gas
leaks.

Nothing.

It's like the thing
self-combusted.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What?! That just doesn't make any
sense!
                                                            

46.

                       MICHAEL
I know.

But something will show up.

(PAUSE)

Well, we've been here over an
hour. I guess we'd better get
going.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You're right.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Let's take 1 car, I'll drive. If
that's ok?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (trying to hide
       looking pleased)
Sounds good.
                                                            
THEY EXIT.
                                                            
 
EXT. PARKING LOT WILMINGTON HILTON DOWNTOWN - DAY
                                                            
MICHAEL AND ELIZABETH GETTING INTO MICHAEL'S TRUCK
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (noticing
       ELIZABETH'S
       tenseness)
Are you ok?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (tense)
I'm fine.
                                                            
 
EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS - ACCIDENT SITE, WILMINGTON NC - DAY
                                                            
SMOGGY, EMERGENCY VEHICLES, LOTS OF ACTIVITY
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking at
       ELIZABETH)
Here we are.

Look, I'll be right here.
                                                            

47.

                       ELIZABETH
      (not knowing the
       source of her
       anxiety)
I know, thank you.
                                                            
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH get out of the truck. The police
chief here is...
                                                            
JARVIS
Good-ole-boy, old friend of ELIZABETH'S family, 55ish,
tanned leathered face, happy go lucky.
                                                            
                       JARVIS
LIZ, how ya doin' you little
whipper snapper?

(gives her a bear hug)
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm good, JARVIS.

You actually doing some work for
once? How've you been?
                                                            
                       JARVIS
Oh, you know, can't keep a
good-ole-boy down.

~ looking over at MICHAEL,
extending his hand. ~

Hi, I'm JARVIS. LIZ here is
practically family.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
JARVIS, you're going to break my
shoulders, loosen up!

JARVIS, this is MICHAEL DeANGELO.
He and his team cam in from
California to help out with the
situation. He's an expert on
these sort of emergencies.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (returning the
       handshake)
Pleasure to meet you, JARVIS. Too
bad it's under these
circumstances.
                                                            

48.

                       JARVIS
Well, I'm glad you're here, boy.
Because this here has us all
baffled.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes, I've heard. Well, Im sure
everyone will work together to get
some answers.
                                                            
                       JARVIS
It looks like they'll be able to
get the freighter out of here
later this afternoon.

They're just making sure
everything's out on board first.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Really. I'm gonna call JOHN then
to let him know if he wants to
board it before it leaves.

I'll be right back.

~ leaves to call JOHN ~
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (turning to JARVIS)
So, JARVIS, what do you think?
Anything weird?
                                                            
                       JARVIS
Well, that's just it, LIZ, We
haven't found anything to tell us
if it's negligence, foul play or
an accident. Nothin'. I guess
we'll find out more after it's
removed.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'm sure you will.
                                                            
MICHAEL comes back.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Alright, you ready to get to work?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Let's do this.
                                                            

49.

                       JARVIS
Well, I guess I need to get back
to work also, holler if you need
anything.
                                                            
FLASH TO...

JOHN at his desk, on the phone, agitated.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Look, there's got to be something.
A freighter doesn't explode for
no reason.

(pause)

Alright, keep me posted.

~ hangs up, frustrated expression
on his face. ~
                                                            
 
EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS - ACCIDENT SITE WILMINGTON NC - DAY
                                                            
INTO THE WHITENESS...

UNKNOWN POV

ELIZABETH stretching holding her back as if it hurt.

MICHAEL is talking with JARVIS. He walks over to ELIZABETH.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
They're getting ready to break for
lunch, we might as well go, too.
JOHN'S going to meet us
afterwards. You ready?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Sounds good but I'd like to get
cleaned up first.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Oh, sorry. I didn't even notice.
You're right. I guess I need to
also.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
My apartment is closer and we
could walk, if you'd like, to a
restaurant. Or we could eat at my
place, relax, take our shoes off
for a while.
                                                            

50.

                       MICHAEL
I like the second idea better. It
would be nice to relax.

You don't mind, do you?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh, for crying out loud, common.

Hey, JARVIS, we're going for
lunch. You need anything?
                                                            
                       JARVIS
Naw, darlin', I'm goin' out.
                                                            
 
INT. INSIDE ELIZABETH'S APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
Front door opens and MICHAEL and ELIZABETH enter...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
This is very pretty.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It's home sweet home.

(pause)

The bathroom is down the hall,
there are fresh towels in the
closet, help yourself.

I'm going to check my messages, my
dad and sister have probably
already called.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Are you sure?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, I'll be a few minutes,
anyway.
                                                            
A few minutes pass, ELIZABETH is just hanging up phone,
MICHAEL comes up quietly behind her...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Was that your sister?

~ ELIZABETH jumps ~

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to
            (MORE)

51.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
sneak-up on you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh, you didn't. Did you find
everything OK?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes, thank you. Do you mind if I
get lunch started while you go?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, I don't mind at all.

Oh, I've got some sweats that my
brother left here when he and his
wife stayed - you want to borrow
them?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Sounds good.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Common.
                                                            
They walk down the hall to the bedroom...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
This is nice.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Thank you, I like to be
comfortable when I sleep.

Ah, here you go, I knew they were
in here.

~ reaches into closet and pulls
out clothes, hands them to
MICHAEL~

They might be a little small.

You could just leave your dirty
things anywhere and I'll wash them
when I do laundry.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
That's alright. Thank you very
much.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV


52.

ELIZABETH comes out of the bathroom comes in to the kitchen.
Surprised...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You couldn't have done all this in
that short of time!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (chuckles)
Your lunch is ready.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (mock applause)
Well done.
                                                            
Sitting at the glass table, dishes empty and dirty, pushed
to the side...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
So, tell me about JARVIS.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
He's an old family friend. Ironic
really.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Why's that?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Because we're as different as
night and day.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
How's that?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, he's the epitome of a
'good-ole-southern-boy' and we're
everything that the Southerners
hate.

Yankee, Italian, Puerto Rican,
Roman Catholic.

Except for one thing.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Oh?!
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
My family.

I don't know what it is with us.
It's almost like we feel the need
            (MORE)

53.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
to befriend anyone who is alone.
Maybe it's a large family
phenomeno, or maybe it was my
mother.

(pause)

But the most unusual thing about
JARVIS being part of our family is
who he is and who we are...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
And what is that?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
His is one of the origignal
families of this area and their
roots are embedded deep with every
aspect of society, good and bad.
                                                            
Go to MICHAEL looking curious...

BACK TO ELIZABETH.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
JARVIS is a high official of the
KKK.

His family has held this position
for generations and it's still
alive and well in many pockets
throughout the South obviously not
as openly as in the past but just
as powerful, none the less. In my
opinion, it is more a type of a
club like the Moose Lodge that one
is born into.

The family ties go back to it's
origination and it appears to be
more like religion or nationality
rather than just a club.

It's as much a part of the members
as their own names.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Wow! I would have never guessed
that JARVIS was one of those
people.

Are they still the same as they
            (MORE)

54.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
used to be?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, let's just say we don't have
any problems with gangs or racial
violence.
                                                            
Awkward silence.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What are you thinking?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Nothing.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Are you feeling uncomfortabLE that
I'm here?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No, not at all. Actually, it
feels quite natural.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I think so, too. Although, being
in a woman's apartment is not my
usual behavior.

Unfortunately, as much as I'd
rather spend the rest of the day
her with you we're going to need
to get back to the site soon.

Once the freighter is ready to go
it's going to be quick and I want
to get on it before it goes.

I have a feeling this is something
extraordinary.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Funny you should say that, my
sister said the same thing.

But her reasons didn't have
anything to do with terrorists or
drunken captains.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Don't be surprised.
                                                            

55.

                       ELIZABETH
I think I already know that.
                                                            
 
EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS ACCIDENT SITE WILMINGTON NC - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
PUSH IN on MICHAEL'S face in truck approaching, stern,
almost angry,

GO TO ELIZABETH'S FACE, seious, almost frightened.

They park.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (taking her hand)
Everything's going to be alright.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I know.
                                                            
They get out of the truck, see JARVIS talking to the salvage
crew super. Almost heated discussion.

JOHN walks up...
                                                            
                       JOHN
What's going?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I'm not quite sure. We just got
back.
                                                            
JOHN looks at MICHAEL'S too small clothes...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Then you pull up. It looks like
their making plans.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Well, let's go find out what's up.
                                                            
MICHAEL and JOHN walk down to join conversation. ELIZABETH
stands as if transfixed not moving.

They come back.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
It's just as I thought, the
firefighters are boarding to
inspect, making sure all the fires
are out. Then it's going to be
removed.
            (MORE)

56.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)

As soon as we get the green light,
JOHN and I are going on board.

(pause)

You don't have to come with us,
ELIZABETH, if you're not
comfortable.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (in a whisper)
I'm coming.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (hesitates, then
       nods)
Ok.
                                                            
2 firefighters board ship.

SCAN faces of JOHN, JARVIS, MICHAEL, ELIZABETH.
                                                            
GO TO....
                                                            
Firefighters appear. Enter main cabin on deck.

SCAN faces again.
                                                            
SLOW MOTION - FIREFIGHTERS

Firefighters make their way towards main deck.

REGULAR

FIREFIGHTER #1 "Holy shit! What the hell is this!!"

FIREFIGHTER #2 "You guys better get up here, NOW!!"
                                                            
FIREFIGHTER #1 runs to the side of the ship and vomits.
                                                            
MICHAEL and JARVIS sprint towards ship.

Then JOHN.

ELIZABETH hesitates a second, starts running.
                                                            
They're all standing on deck, out of breath around....

a BLOODY PENTAGRAM

in the center is a mangled human, bloody corpse covered in

57.

insects and maggots, a carcass of an animal swarming with
flies, and remains of burnt out candles.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Is this somebody's idea of a JOKE!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No, he's dead serious!
                                                            
                       JARVIS
Damn, boy, you kiddin'?
                                                            
ELIZABETH makes the sign of the cross.

The ship begins to make popping, cracking noises, creaks, it
gets louder - sounds as if it's being ripped in half.

It' starts to rock, sway, they are having trouble staying on
their feet. The firefighters crouch, practically on their
knees.

MICHAEL starts to shoot his head around, eyes darting as if
hearing something/someone, looking for it.

Dark clouds begin to swirl taking shape of a funnel,

the wind picks up almost to hurricane force.

Hail comes from nowhere pelletting them like bullets.

ELIZABETH gets down on her knees, begins to pray, makes the
sign of the cross on the deck.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (bellows)
NOOOOO!!! GO NOW!!!!!
                                                            
Everything stops, all is quiet.
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG - LAB - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

Mood is somber.

FULL SHOT everyone working.

ELIZABETH looks very subdued, almost in shock.
                                                            

58.

ELIZABETH'S POV

She takes out her cell phone, checks messages. Gets up,
exits with phone.
                                                            
 
EXT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES BLDG. - BENCH - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH sitting on bench dialing phone.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hi Cat.

(pause)

Well, we went on the ship today.

(pause)

I think your friend was there.

(pause)


We found a bloody pentagram with
mutiliated human remains, an
animal carcass and burnt out
candles.

(pause)

Yeah, it looked like a ceremonial
sacrifice.

(pause)

I don't know, I have to talk to
MICHAEL.

I'll call you later. Bye.
                                                            
She looks up and sees MICHAEL coming out of the buildng
walking towards her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Are you ok?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, I'm fine now. I just needed
a little time to digest what we
found today.
                                                            

59.

                       MICHAEL
Yeah, I know. There's a lot of
things we need to talk about.

(looks deeply at her)

This isn't an accident.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (softly)
I know.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
It's a battle.

(pause)

And you're in it somehow.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I know, but why?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I don't know yet.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I think we're going to need some
help.
                                                            
MICHAEL looks off contemplating the situation.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
MICHAEL, there's something I
didn't tell you...

First, I need to explain about my
family...how do I say this without
sounding crazy.

I'll just say it.

My mother was bruja - a white
witch. She was very powerful but
mostly she did spirit channeling.

She was very religious and
everything she did she did in the
name of Jesus Christ.

My sister also has these gifts but
she suppresses them. She mostly
has visions. You see, her health
is not good and it could be very
dangerous.
            (MORE)

60.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)

We believe in our heritage that
these gifts are more of a calling
and one is bestowed with them. It
runs in families. I don't have
these gifts but I am told I was a
healer in Egypt in a past life.

Well, when I told her about you-
God, I can't believe I'm telling
you this - she said you were
Archangel Michael.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
ELIZABETH, I don't know what I am
but something happened to me in
Alaska - it changed me. JOHN was
witness to it. That's why I
believe I had something to do with
my mothers death.
                                                            
They sit looking at eachother digesting the information.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Also, my sister has had this demon
terrorizing her her whole life.

It visited her the night of the
explosion.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What happened?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It told her to stay out or it
would kill her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
To have lived with that her whole
life.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, I know, I had no idea until
last night. She's kept it a
secret.

But the thing is that can't be
coincidental, the visit, the
explosion, what we found on the
ship, it all goes together.
                                                            

61.

                       MICHAEL
I know, this involves not only you
and me but society as well.

That's why this latest attack was
done in the way it was. It
involves many facets. And not
those that are obvious to the
human eye.

You're right about needing help.
The Enemy, that is what he is
called in the history of the
tribal people of the Amazon, has
gathered together forces to attack
man at societal and natural
levels.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You're right, using our
technology, the freighter, to
poison our natural resources, the
water, then possibly blowing up
the Munitions Depot causing a
chain reaction of explosions
leading to the Nuclear Plant
and...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
...and Armageddon.

The explosions could lead to the
worst war ever to take place on
this planet with all of the major
nations having weapons of mass
destruction, each one blaming the
other.

If the 'Enemy' succeeds he will
win his battle that he began at
the beginning of time.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Oh my God, what are we going to
do?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Well, you were right about needing
help. This battle can't be fought
with guns and traditional
soldiers.

It has to be fought with His
            (MORE)

62.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
forces.
                                                            
They pause.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Didn't you say that he is using
not only societal and material
tactics but natural means as well?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, it has to be done with fire
against fire so to speak. Force
against force, good against evil.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Go ahead...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, in the paranormal and
supernatural realm there are what
is called the 'elemental', spirits
of nature...you know - land,
water, fire, air.

It appears there could be other
demonic elementals.

In the beliefs of the witches, so
to speak, particularly the
Wiccans, their Goddess and God are
those of the Earth and their
religion is founded around the
natural cycles using their
strengths.

I have a friend who knows a local
coven of Wiccans. I'll call her
and see if she can set up a
meeting with them for me.

But there's just one problem...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
And what's that?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I told you these things could be
dangerous, not all of them have
good intentions.

            (MORE)

63.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
I'd need to take my sister. She's
got the knowledge but like I said
she's tries to stay away from the
supernatural. I don't know if
she'll go.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You're right. But the explosion,
this was done on such a large
scale. It needs more...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Do you know who the first known
witches were on our soil?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Who?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
The America Indians...they are
still revered and sought after for
their mystical knowledge and
comprehension. The knowledge of
the ancients.

My sister-in-law is part Cherokee.
I'll call her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You're something else, you know
it?

But I think JOHN'S ready for us to
go in.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You go ahead, I want to make these
phone calls. I'll be in in a
minute.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Alright.

~ kisses her on the forehead. ~

Hope you don't mind.
                                                            
PULL BACK.

GO TO TODD and NICHOLE under the weeping willow tree.
                                                            

64.

                       MICHAEL
      (to TODD and
       NICHOLE)
Hey, you 2, JOHN'S about ready for
us.
                                                            
GO TO ELIZABETH dialing the phone.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hi, Ray. You still hate the
world?

(laughs)

You need help, you know that.
Listen, I called to talk to your
wife. She there?

(pause)

Hi Mandy, I just have a minute.

Listen, I'm sure you heard about
the explosion. Well, MICHAEL
DeANGELO flew in from CALIFORNIA
to help out.

Yeah, it is a nice name.

Well, today we went on the ship
and we found a bloody pentagram
with a mutiliated bloody human
corpse, an animal carcass and
candles.

Yep, ceremonial sacrifice. It
gets better.

You remember that family picture
that my mother gave each of us?

Yes, that's the one. Well, CAT
says that apartment was haunted.

Totally serious, she was
terrorized by some kind of demon
her whole life and it started
there.

You're kidding!!! You've seen it
in the picture?

Thank God you made Ray get rid of
it. Anyway, it visited her again
            (MORE)

65.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
the night of the
explosion....seriously.

Well, there are absolutely no
traces of evidence as to the cause
of the explosion...none...except
for the findings.

Yeah, it's all related.
Everything.

I'm calling you for help...well,
this is big Mandy. The 'Enemy' is
attacking on many levels:
societal, material, natural,
everything, so we've got to fight
fire with fire.

Because if he succeeds getting
what he wants - the explosion of
the Nuclear Plant, well, we'll all
be dead, but it will lead to
worldwide war - Armageddon.

We need the powers of the ancient
peoples, your people.

(pause)

Thanks, Mandy. I'll call you when
I have specifics. Bye.
                                                            
She hangs up the phone. Dials her friend Cari.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hey, Car, it's LIZ.

Listen, I have a major emergency.
I need to meet with your friends
the Wiccans.

(pause)

Tonight if possible.

(pause)

I know, and I wish I could get
into it...but I can't.

(pause)

Thank you, I'll be waiting for
            (MORE)

66.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
your call.
                                                            
She hangs up calls CAT.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hi CAT, I need a big favor...
                                                            
 
INT. UNCW MARINE STUDIES LAB - DAY
                                                            
FULL SHOT everyone talking, mood heavy, MICHAEL comes up to
ELIZABETH.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Alright, everyone, let's make this
quick. It's been a long past 48
hours.

We'll be supervising the clean up
efforts at the accident site and
helping with environmental
control. You guys are all
familiar with the routine so we
won't take up time with that. The
freighter will be moved out then
the real fun starts.

Thank you all for saving the
wildlife we really made a
difference.

We'll meet back here at 8:00 AM
tomorrow. Get some rest everyone.

That's it unless MICHAEL has
anything...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No, JOHN, I'm good.
                                                            
                       JOHN
Ok, then, good night.
                                                            
GO TO...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You're car is still at my hotel.
Can I take you to it?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I would really appreciate it. It
is pretty far to walk.
                                                            

67.

                       MICHAEL
      (looking amused)
Very funny!

Let's go.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILMINGTON HILTON DOWNTOWN - DAY
                                                            
FIND UNCW truck pulling into Hilton parking lot. FOLLOW. It
parks.

PUSH IN on MICHAEL.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Can I see you later?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
That would be nice.

~ her phone rings ~

Hi, Cari.

Great. Tonight? Ok, Carolina
Beach at midnight, the 56th street
exit.

Wear a suit? Ok. Thanks a lot, I
owe you big.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Well, it sounds like you're going
midnight swimming.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yeah, it sounds like their doing
some kind of full moon ritual.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
How about dinner?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Love to. Pick me up whenever you
get ready.
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S APARTMENT - NIGHT
                                                            
COMING IN FROM DINNER
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV - door opens ELIZABETH and MICHAEL come in
laughing and talking.
                                                            

68.

                       ELIZABETH
Make yourself comfortable while I
change.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Take your time.
                                                            
MICHAEL goes to stereo picks out some music, puts it in -
classical. Looks at pictures on the wall, picks up photo
album, sits looking at it on couch.
                                                            
ELIZABETH enters in tank and boxers.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I might like this outfit better.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (blushing)
Thanks.

What are you looking at?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Your life.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (sitting next to
       him)
Yeah, pretty crazy people we were.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (sitting back)
I think I need to tell you about
what happened in Alaska.

Before the incident I was having
dreams, premonitions of sorts.

They were of human disasters and I
was in them but not in human form.
And there was an immense powerful
presence that was guiding me.

But behind all of these disasters
responsible for them was an evil
force...it was there today at the
ship.

(pause)

JOHN and I were at the Alaskan
pipeline doing field research near
some polluted water, I reached my
hand in to pull out some trash.
            (MORE)

69.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
The instant my hand touched the
water it was as if I was being
electrocuted. JOHN grabbed me and
pulled me away from the water so I
wouldn't fall in.

He didn't feel anything so I knew
it was just me.

Then I lost consciousness.

When I woke up, my whole body felt
like it was on fire from the
inside out. And it looked like my
muscles had grown 3 times their
size. All of my veins were
swollen almost to the point of
exploding.

But the strangest things were my
sight and hearing.

It was as if I could now see the
different spectrums, colors and
things that are not visible to the
naked eye.

And my hearing is like I have
different broadcasts going on
inside of my head.

That's when I saw and heard the
'Enemy' for the first time.

Just like today.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
What did he say?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
(pause)

He said he would kill us both.

He's just trying to scare us, to
make us weak. To feed off of our
fear, that will make him stronger.

Everything is going to be ok, we
are strong and there is strength
behind us.

But I would like to drive you to
            (MORE)

70.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
the beach tonight. It will give
me peace of mind.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
We'll be fine, but if it will make
you feel better.

You can't come with us, though,
they insist on anonymity.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
ELIZABETH, this was all
predestined, all part of a plan.

We are meant to do this together.
                                                            
MICHAEL pulls ELIZABETH close, buries his face in her hair.
He kisses her passionately.

Into the WHITENESS comes...

MICHAEL and ELIZABETH standing at her door getting ready to
leave..
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You ready?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
As ready as I'll ever be. Let's
go.
                                                            
 
EXT. FRANK CATALANO'S HOUSE - NIGHT
                                                            
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH pull into the driveway. CAT comes
out.
                                                            
                       CAT
Well, you must be MICHAEL. I must
say ELIZABETH was right.

It's a pleasure to meet you.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Really, right about what?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Nothing.
                                                            
                       CAT
So, what does he know?
                                                            

71.

                       ELIZABETH
Everything.
                                                            
                       CAT
Good.

Well, this is big. And MICHAEL is
not here by accident. And neither
are you. This is just the
beginning for you. This is your
destiny, LIZ. This is what you've
been prepared for.

I'm here to translate, to bring
messages...to everyone.

(pause, looking at each other)

So? Everyone ready for the show
to begin?
                                                            
GO TO MICHAEL then ELIZABETH
                                                            
 
EXT. CAROLINA BEACH - NIGHT
                                                            
FLASH TO parking at Carolina Beach, they're pulling in.

PUSH IN to MICHAELS face.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You 2 just be cautious, you can't
know what they are about.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Don't worry we'll be fine. CAT'S
here.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking at CAT)
Take care of her.
                                                            
                       CAT
Always have.
                                                            
MICHAEL kisses ELIZABETH lightly. CAT/ELIZABETH exit. Walk
up beach access.

See group of women/girls swaying and chanting. There is
one off by herself. She waves them over.

They walk to her...
                                                            

72.

CHRISTINE - blonde, beautiful, mysterious, around 27.

CHRISTINE "Welcome, I am CHRISTINE. Please sit down. Thank
you for joining us for our full moon cleansing ritual."
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
We greatly appreciate your meeting
with us and coming out of
anonymity with no notice.

I am ELIZABETH and this is my
sister CAT.
                                                            
CHRISTINE - "Yes, I know. Thank you for calling us, it is a
privilege. When called upon by the highest forces, one
cannot deny it.

Can you tell me a little about what has happened and the
events?"
                                                            
CAT begins, ELIZABETH listens.

FIND FULL MOON.

The chanting of the girls becomes louder, FIND THE GIRLS.

BACK TO...
                                                            
CHRISTINE - "It is time for the cleansing. Please join us."
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
CHRISTIN, ELIZABETH and CAT disrobe and join the others at
the water, all turn and go in backwards. Submerge 7 times,
reciting.

FIND THE FULL MOON.
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S APARTMENT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Room is totally illuminated by candles. ELIZABETH is walking
in from shower, MICHAEL has put a blanket on the floor,
lying down.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Come. Lay next to me.
                                                            
ELIZABETH lays with him. He holds her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Things are going to move very
fast.

Just remember - I won't let
            (MORE)

73.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
anything happen to you.
                                                            
He kisses her softly. Things get passionate. He holds
himself back.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (fighting his
       desire)
I have never wanted anything more
than I want you right now.
                                                            
They lay still in each others embrace.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
It's very late.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Don't go.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I won't.

(pause, looking amorous)

Let's go to bed.
                                                            
 
EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS ACCIDENT SITE WILMINGTON NC - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
                                                            
FULL SHOT
The entire team is there, everyone working. JARVIS and
other officials there.

JOHN is walking looking for clues down by the water far from
others.

Oil is being burned off of water.

MICHAEL is talking with JARVIS. Looking around as if
hearing something.

Spark flies up and ignites JOHN into flames.

He's looking at MICHAEL - screaming for help. MICHAEL
ignores him.

A stranger comes from nowhere, a large imposing figure,
obscenely beautiful. The ENEMY, LUCIFER.

Puts out JOHN'S flames.
                                                            

74.

                       JOHN
You saved my life. What can do to
repay you?
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
You'll know it when I need it.
                                                            
LUCIFER takes JOHN'S hand. Looks at him with red eyes.
                                                            
                       JOHN
You...
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
Yes. I was here when you needed
me.

Not MICHAEL.

He turned from you and would have
let you burn to death.

I will protect you.
                                                            
                       JOHN
He wouldn't let me die!
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
Oh, wouldn't he? Then where is
he? Did he come to save you?

I'm here. I will always be here.
                                                            
LUCIFER walks away and vanishes into the background.

JOHN looks down expecting to see burns to the bone...

Not a scratch.
                                                            
FLASH TO
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH taking samples when suddenly....

BOOOOOMMMM!!! An explosion in the distance.

Everyone freezes, you can almost hear the collective prayer,
"No, not another one."

MICHAEL and ELIZABETH stare horrified at eachother.
                                                            
                       JARVIS
DAMN!!! That ones further down
river towards the Munitions Depot.
                                                            

75.

JARVIS runs to his patrol car and makes a call.

Seconds later sirens and alarms are going off throughout the
city.

JOHN runs over, past MICHAEL giving him a cold stare.
                                                            
                       JOHN
EVERYONE OUT OF HERE! Listen to
official warnings!

GOOOO!
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S APARTMENT - DAY
                                                            
Intercom buzzer sounds.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (at intercom)
Yes?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL (OS)
      (on the intercom)
It's me.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Come up.

~ buzzes him up ~
                                                            
SHE opens the door and waits for him.

He holds her tightly.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What's the latest update?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, they're asking everybody to
be ready for mandatory evacuations
and suggesting those with
disabilities to go ahead and leave
now.

My father is freaking.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (looking disturbed)
I'm sure.
                                                            

76.

                       ELIZABETH
There's something else that's
bothering you...what is it?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I'm not quite sure...it's JOHN.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
He's just worried about everyone.
Don't worry.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No, I don't think so. Something
happened with him but I don't know
what it is.
                                                            
PUSH IN on MICHAEL...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
ELIZABETH...
tomorrow.

At sunrise.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Tomorrow?!

At sunrise?!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes, with the immediate
possibility of the Munitions Depot
and the Nuclear Plant getting hit
at any time, we've got to get down
there and stop him.

You cannot fight the demon on his
terms.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You're right.
                                                            
MICHAEL holdd her protectively wanting to keep her safe.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I need to make some phone calls.
Will you excuse me?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
      (kissing her on
       top of her head)
Of course. I'll be right here
when you're ready.
                                                            

77.

FOLLOW ELIZABETH INTO HER BEDROOM.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (on phone)
Hi CAT.

Tomorrow. At sunrise.

(pause)

Hey CAT?

I love you. Bye.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (calls MANDY)
Hi Mandy.

(pause)

Tomorrow at sunrise.

(pause)

The tribal elders had suspicions?

(pause)

Thank you.

And if I don't get the chance to
say it...I love you. Bye.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (calls CHRISTINE)
Hello, CHRISTINE?

It' ELIZABETH.

(pause)

Tomorrow at sunrise.

(pause)

At the accident site.

(pause)

Thank you, again. Bye.
                                                            
FLASH TO....
MICHAEL in the living room. ELIZABETH comes out to him.
                                                            

78.

                       ELIZABETH
There's one more thing I need to
do...

I want to go visit my priest.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Ok.
                                                            
ELIZABETH looks up his number, dials it.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Hello, Fr. Mathew? It's ELIZABETH
CATALANO.

I have an emergency. I need to
see you.

(pause)

I'm bringing a friend, you'll like
him.

(pause)

We'll be right over.

Thank you, Father. Bye.

~ hangs up, turns to MICHAEL ~

He's going to meet us at the
church.
                                                            
She walks over to him.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Thank you.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I had nothing to do with it.

Neither did you.

It's beyond our control.
                                                            
He's holding her.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Are you ready?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yep.
                                                            

79.

                       MICHAEL
Let's go.
                                                            
 
INT. CATHOLIC CHURCH, WILMINGTON, NC - DAY
                                                            
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH walk in, FR. MATHEW is waiting for
them.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Thank you for meeting us, Father.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
It's so good to see you.

I'm so sorry about your mother.
She was a wonderful woman.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Thank you, Father.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
What is wrong, ELIZABETH?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Father, it has to do with the
explosions down at the dock.

You know that there was no
evidence to tell the cause of
them...except one.

We found a bloody pentagram on the
deck with a human skull, an animal
carcass and candles.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
I see.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, Father.

My sister was also terrorized by a
demonic presence the same night as
the first explosion.

Father, we don't know how many
demonic forces are at work here.

MICHAEL has been going back and
forth with a very powerful demonic
entity for years. He believes it
is the same one that is
responsible for the attacks here.
            (MORE)

80.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)

These things are happening with no
logical explanation.

Oh, I'm sorry Father, this is
MICHAEL DeANGELO.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
      (looks at MICHAEL,
       bows his head)
It is an honor to meet you,
MICHAEL of the Angels.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
No, it is I who is honored to meet
you.

Thank you for your help.
                                                            
ELIZABETH wide eyed.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
My child, have you not heard of
the 'Watcher Angels' that came
down from Heaven in the beginning
when God's infinite plan began to
take shape here on Earth?

These angels, which came to be
known as the 'Watchers' came down
to Earth at the beginning of
Creation to behold the unfolding
of God's miracles.

I don't know if we'll ever know if
they came down because of their
own amazement of mankind who was
also created in God's image.

Or by order of God himself to take
care of and teach and guide man in
his ways.

~ turns to MICHAEL ~

LUCIFER was one of these
'Watchers' and so was MICHAEL.

Maybe that was when the discontent
began to develop within LUCIFER.

Maybe he began to feel jealousy
towards Man believing that they
            (MORE)

81.

                       FR. MATHEW (cont'd)
were now God's favorite.

Or maybe the discontent was
towards God himself in favor Man
not understanding how He could
allow such horrendous things to
happen to Man in his name by way
of religious persecution and war.

It is also written that these
'Watcher Angels' became so in love
and beguiled by the daughters of
Man that they took them as their
wives and lay with them and bore
children with them.

Again, there are no specifics
which ones or how many but it was
told that the offspring were
giantous, evil and wrong.
                                                            
It is dark outside, Father rises to turn on some lights
above the altar.

He returns and continues...
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
We are all born with the sign of
the devil, 666, and the mark of
God on our heads.

It is our choice to resist his
temptations and follow in the path
of God.

~ he stands ~

Come, let's begin.
                                                            
FATHER lights some incense, gets the gifts, and Holy Water.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
In Nomine Patris, et filie, et
spiritu sanctum. Amen
                                                            
He takes the incense and surrounds us with the smoke.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
Go and light your Vigil Candles
and God will bless you with
virtue. He will hear you now.

Pray for strength, clarity of
            (MORE)

82.

                       FR. MATHEW (cont'd)
mind, and a vigilant heart.

Come to me when you are done.
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

ELIZABETH and MICHAEL and FATHER MATHEW all go and pray in
solitude.

When ELIZABETH returns MICHAEL and FATHER MATHEW are already
talking.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
Go, you are ready.

Tomorrow, then, at sunrise.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (horrified)
NO! You can't come!
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
My Child, I am also a man of God.
The 'Enemy' must be met and
conquered face to face in the
presence of Jesus Christ. Even he
cannot deny His command.

This is also my battle.

There is nothing that can stop me.

If it is my time to meet St. Peter
at Heaven's gate, I welcome it
gladly.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
As you say, Father. Tomorrow,
then. And thank you again.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Good night, Father.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
We are all God's soldiers. Don't
thank me.

Tomorrow. Good night.
                                                            
 

83.

INT. ELIZABETHS BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH in bed, she's sleeping.

PUSH IN on MICHAEL
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
ELIZABETH, are you sleeping?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
It's time to get ready to go.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
It's show time already?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes, I've got the coffee ready.
And we can go back to bed later
when it's over.
                                                            
Pause
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
You promise?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Promise. And I'll even get you
breakfast in bed.
                                                            
 
EXT. COMMERCIAL DOCKS ACCIDENT SITE WILMINGTON NC - NIGHT
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV
The sun is just breaking over the horizon, exploding,
overpowering the night.
                                                            
FIND ELIZABETH'S Jeep. PUSH IN on MICHAEL driving.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
I promise everything will be fine.
                                                            
GO TO ELIZABETHS worried face trying to hide it.
                                                            
PULL OUT, show 3 vehicles there:

The Wiccans, CHRISTINE

RAYMOND, MANDY (MANDY, small build, innocently beautiful,
emanates a deep faith. RAYMOND, small build, eternal look

84.

of mischief, good looking) and an INDIAN CHIEF.

The WICCANS are preparing their place, a large circle on the
ground with candles along it. They're inside it holding
hands, drawings of the sun and the moon. circling and
chanting. In center is a pile of fertile earth.

MANDY and RAYMOND with INDIAN CHIEF.

ELIZABETH walks to them. They give sincere hugs, greetings.
                                                            
MANDY - "I have to tell you something..."

(pause)

I'm pregnant.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (overjoyed then
       horrified)
You 2 have to go, NOW!

You can't risk the baby!
                                                            
MANDY and RAYMOND adlib - "That's why we didn't tell you
first...
because we knew you wouldn't have us come to help."

(Mandy reaches for CHIEF BEAR CLAW, the stories of his
people etched in the deep lines of his face, voice tender
but strong, his spirit shows the presence of his ancestors
coming from within him)

"This is CHIEF BEAR CLAW. I will sit with him during the
ceremony.

He will keep me safe.

Your brother will be ok, I'm sure."
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

CHIEF BEAR CLAW
begins to prepare a fire. He chants and sings in his native
tongue.

Takes out some powder and throws it in the fire. Smoke
clouds explode from the flames.

Chanting and dancing more passionate.

Another handful of powder - larger cloud of smoke erupts.


85.

Two clouds swirling together. Changing shapes. Gaining
features.

Throws another handful of powder into flames. The largest
cloud of smoke. Moves with the other 2.

They take the form of Indian heads: 1 - my mother's Indian
Spirit Guide, 2 - Another Warrior, 3 - largest, a great
Chief with full headdress. All expressive, eyes searching.

CHIEF BEAR CLAW is now silent, trancelike, murmuring in
tongue.

MANDY- takes her place next to the CHIEF, trance like,
chanting and praying, holding golden crucifix.

RAYMOND - standing close to his wife, also seems trancelike,
praying silently.
                                                            
FATHER MATHEW
arrives with only his large silver crucifix, rosary beads
around his neck, bottle of Holy Water, and a Bible setting
this down on the ground in front of him.

Begins to pray in Latin.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
In Nomine Patris, et filie, et
spiritu sanctum...
                                                            
CAT...
arrives wearing white shawl over head. Draws a circle on
the ground, places white candles on it. Constantly praying.
Wearing a large Rosary holding a Bible, opens it, places it
on the ground in front of her, kisses it.

Takes out Holy Water, sprinkles it. Takes out a white dish
then a package, grey stones, places them on dish, offers
them up praying.

Takes a crudely made doll, offers it up praying, then
another, does the same thing.

Begins to sway back and forth, eyes closed, praying quietly.
                                                            
GO TO...
WICCANS
CHRISTINE is in center of circle. Rest of the girls
approach one at a time:

CHRISTINE - "Will you enter here with no evil intent, to do
the work of the Goddess?


86.

She answers, "I will."

"Come, enter the Sacred Space."

Each approaches individually and asked the same.
                                                            
The sun is fully up in the sky,

GO TO....
the specter of the moon is the only thing left of the night.
                                                            
GO TO...
MICHAEL and ELIZABETH. They turn as they hear cars
approach.
                                                            
One is JARVIS' police car, another JOHN'S Hummer and 3
others.
All reach for something in back seat except JOHN.

PULL OUT...
Get FR. MATHEW, WICCANS, CHIEF, MANDY, RAYMOND, cloud
Indians, and MICHAEL, ELIZABETH, CAT.

FIND...
cars. All doors open at the same time.

All men wearing white robes, not JOHN, even JARVIS carrying
white KKK hoods.

MICHAEL walks over to JOHN...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
JOHN, why are you here?
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (look of hate)
Why were you going to let me die?!
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What are you talking about?!
                                                            
KKK members circling, coming closer.
                                                            
                       JARVIS
      (threatening)
I can't let you do this, boy.

This here is sinful and I don't
know if I can stop my brothers
from doin' somethin' I don't think
you'll like.
                                                            
Rumble of laughter from inside white hoods.
                                                            

87.

                       JOHN
When I was on fire yesterday.

He saved me.

You just walked away.
                                                            
6 foot wooden crucifix appears and is set ablaze.

MICHAEL takes a stance of attack. His body has changed,
muscles larger, veins bulging.
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S phone rings, she answers it, shocked.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Dad?!

(expression turns to horror, drops
phone)

MICHAEL, JARVIS IS DEAD...A HEART
ATTACK 2 DAYS AGO! HE WAS JUST
PRONOUNCED!
                                                            
Deep growl laugh comes from within JARVIS' hood, eyes
turning a fiery red.

JOHN looks horrified at JARVIS.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
JOHN, can't you see that was jus
an illusion.

He tricked you to turn you against
me...to use you.

Look at you, there's nothing wrong
with you!
                                                            
                       JOHN
      (ashamed)
My God, how could I be so stupid?!
I'm sorry, MICHAEL!
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
      (laughing)
You men are so stupid.

But now I don't need you.

(raises his arm sends JOHN flying
across the ground)
                                                            

88.

The other unknown evil man comes stands next to
JARVIS/LUCIFER smirking.

MICHAEL runs to see if JOHN is breathing.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
You fooled me, LUCIFER.
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
That's because you're a pathetic
man, Brother. It was so easy. Why
would you come to fight me as a
man? You're not making this any
fun.

After I kill you...no, maybe I'll
let you watch what I'm going to do
to your girlfriend.

(growls laughing, looking at
ELIZABETH)

I bet you can't wait, can you,
ELIZABETH?
                                                            
GO TO...
                                                            
                       CAT
Ayudenos, Papa Dios, por favor.
Nosotros somos sus hijos, mandanos
con sus bendiciones.

Yo soy CAT, hija de Isabella.

Look here at your servant, CAT,
daughter of Isabella, and grant
her wish of your protection.

Por favor, no me nieges.

Virgin Mary, the chosen one,
Mother of God's only son, I
beseech you.

Aid us in our hour of need.

Send us your everlasting love to
strengthen our bond.

May the Saints and Angels witness,

may the Immaculate Virgin Mary
witness,
CAT, daughter of Isabella and
            (MORE)

89.

                       CAT (cont'd)
bless our purpose with your
strength and by your hand,

Please do not abandon us.
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
MAXIMUS, please, can you not
control your prey?
                                                            
                       CAT
Father, accept this sacrifice by
my hand and may it rise up to you
favorably.

Hear me, Oh Lord.
                                                            
A strong wind begins encircling CAT blowing her hair around
her face.

She removes a silver dagger from her bag.
                                                            
                       CAT
Lord, here is my blood.

Accept it in the praise and glory
of your name.

Aid us now in our battle against
those who seek to destroy you and
mankind.
                                                            
CAT
takes the blade closes her hand around it and pulls it out.

Blood gushes from the wound, she let's it fall in to the
goblet.

She holds up the goblet blood still dripping from her hand
reciting the "Our Father"
                                                            
LUCIFER and MAXIMUS pull off their robes.
Their bodies are in the form of a man but veins are almost
bursting at the surface of their skin, finger nails are like
daggers, eyes blood red. Muscles exploding, horns on their
head but their faces are beautiful. Vein down center of
forehead is pulsating.

A screech comes from CAT...
                                                            
                       CAT
My demon!
                                                            

90.

MAXIMUS - "I've come for you, CAT."
                                                            
LUCIFER appears in front of MICHAEL.
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
You can't win this time, MICHAEL.

(looks at ELIZABETH)

Maybe I won't kill you.
Maybe I'll keep you as a plaything
forever
reminding me of MICHAEL'S
destruction.

(LUCIFER grabs MICHAEL by the
throat lifting him off the ground
not taking his eyes off ELIZABETH)
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
NOOOO!!!! LEAVE HIM!!!!
                                                            
FATHER MATHEW'S prayers rising as he throws Holy Water on
the 2 demons.

The DEMONS let out a gut wrenching scream and have
three-pronged whip marks across their bodies.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
Today I claim victory over Satan
by putting on the whole armor of
God!

We come here as an army united in
purpose to expel all the evil once
and for all!

I exorcise you and drive you out
now!

May the angels drive you out now,
serpent of old, all evil spirits!

The power of Christ compels you!
                                                            
WICCANS
chanting and praying...

"Mighty Goddess, hear our voices, your faithful servants! We
call on you to bring forth your merciful powers to banish
the evil that has been sent to destroy you and all that is
yours!


91.

Hear, Mighty Goddess, and give to us your strength to
protect your world!
(moving faster and faster)


On the outside of their protective circle appears black,
troll like creatures making unintelligible sounds -
ELEMENTALS.

From the center of the circle comes a white mist rising high
- their GODDESS.
Surrounds the WICCANS with a white light.

ELEMENTALS come towards them - cannot pass through.
An AIR ELEMENTAL swoops down and attacks CHRISTINE, throws
her across the ground, slams into pole, unconscious.
WICCAN #1 comes rushing to her aid, throws a handful of the
sacred earth to fight him off.
The other WICCANS do same to other ELEMENTALS, pushing them
back.
                                                            
LUCIFER throws MICHAEL easily to the side, approaches
ELIZABETH.

FATHER MATHEW continues to pray...
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW
I banish all powers of the 'Enemy'
from any stronghold in this place!
You are now evicted!

Through the power of our Lord,
Jesus Christ, I claim the blood of
Jesus upon this place and upon all
who use this place!

I say now your home is broken!

LEAVE NOW! The power of Christ
compels you to leave now!
                                                            
LUCIFER turns his deadly red eyes to FATHER MATHEW.

FR.MATHEW'S head jerks back as if slapped, face swell and is
red, bruising.
                                                            
CHIEF BEAR IS praying very loudly, yelling, 2nd male voice
in native tongue is heard.

The 2 warriors swoop down, mothers Indian spirit guide
enters into RAYMONDS body. RAYMOND is transformed.


92.

RAYMOND and the other spectral Indian warrior attack MAXIMUS
(CAT'S demon).
                                                            
OS - CAT yells. "Aaaahhhhh!!"

GO TO...
                                                            
                       CAT
      (lurches back,
       yells again, sits
       straight up)
(mothers voice)

You shall be defeated this day,
Evil One, and will be sent back to
where you have come!

En Nomine Santi...
                                                            
GO TO...
ELIZABETH - frantically searching around. LUCIFER grabs her
by the arm.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Our Father, who art in Heaven,
hallowed be thy name...
                                                            
                       LUCIFER
SHUT UP!
                                                            
LUCIFER slaps ELIZABETH HARD across the face...sends her
flying. Her head thuds sounding like a bowling ball.
                                                            
                       FR. MATHEW (OS)
Saint MICHAEL, the Archangel,
defend us in battle!

Be our protection in the
wickedness and snares of the
Devil!

May God rebuke him....
                                                            
GO TO...
ELIZABETH losing consciousness.

LUCIFER standing over her ready to strike again...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL (OS)
LUCIFER, ENOUGH!!!!

You were my brother bought I
should have killed you the first
            (MORE)

93.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
time!
                                                            
GO TO...

ELIZABETH - writhing, trying to focus on LUCIFER.
                                                            
OS - sound of bone breaking.
                                                            
RAYMOND - gut wrenching "AAAAHHHHH!"
                                                            
OS - MANDY - "NOOOO!"
                                                            
MICHAEL pounds in to LUCIFER pushing him off of
ELIZABETH....
                                                            
WICCANS - OS - "CHRISTINE!!!"
                                                            
                       MICHAEL (OS)
LUCIFER!

Go back to the depths of Hell
where you belong!!!
                                                            
ON ELIZABETH...
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (barely audible)
MICHAEL, I love you...
                                                            
Everything grows still and goes to

BLACK....
                                                            
 
INT. FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH WILMINGTON NC - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

The minister is giving a eulogy for JARVIS.

He is having a traditional POLICE OFFICERS FUNERAL.

SCAN ROOM, FIND his KKK brothers, non-endearing expressions.

CONTINUE TO SCAN FIND MICHAEL, ELIZABETH, FRANK, CAT,
RAYMOND with a broken arm, MANDY sitting next to him - head
bowed praying silently, tears streaming - JOHN, TODD, and
the rest of the team.

PUSH IN on MICHAEL, ELIZABETH, CAT, mouths tight.

PUSH IN on ELIZABETH, dark glasses on tear streaming down

94.

her cheek.

MINISTER OS "He was a fine man, greatly respected in the
community and affected many people..."
                                                            
 
EXT. GRAVEYARD WILMINGTON, NC - DAY
                                                            
UNKNOWN POV

LARGE SHOT OF everyone around grave site with POLICE SQUAD
giving a formal farewell.
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S APARTMENT WILMINGTON NC - NIGHT
                                                            
A bit of a somber mood, MICHAEL leaving for California
tomorrow.
                                                            
IN LIVING ROOM - apartment is filled with the glow of votive
candles.

They are laying on the couch, ELIZABETH molded into MICHAEL.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
What are you thinking?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Nothing...
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
So, when do you graduate?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (a bit surprised)
In a couple of months.

Why?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Have you ever been to California?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
No.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Would you like to?
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Yes, but my family is here, and I
promised my mother...
                                                            

95.

                       MICHAEL
I know. But I had to ask.

We each have our responsibilities
right now.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I know,

Sucks, doesn't it?
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Yes.

(pause)

You know I wouldn't leave if I
didn't have to.

I feel like I've just realized the
reason for my miserable existence.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Don't.

I want this to be as good as it
could possibly be, as ridiculous
as that may sound.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
This is just the beginning for us,
not the end.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I'll just think about right now,
right here.
                                                            
                       MICHAEL
Well, right now and tomorrow, and
next month, always know that I
love you...
                                                            
MICHAEL kisses ELIZABETH deeply and passionately not giving
her a chance to respond.

He gets up and leads her towards the hallway to the
bedroom...
                                                            
ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM UNKNOWN POV

MICHAEL and ELIZABETH enter, he kisses her again...

he pulls back - takes off his shirt...

96.


kisses her mouth, eyes, neck...

begins to her take off her clothes...

lifts her on to the bed...

they make long, passionate love for the first time.

GO TO candle flame...

into the whiteness comes...
                                                            
 
INT. ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH is alone, waking up.

Shuts eyes tightly.

Pulls pillow over her head.

We hear her sobs and see her body shaking with the
sadness...MICHAEL is gone.

After a short while she pulls the pillow from her face and
reaches over to his side of the bed to feel for him...

her hand comes in contact with something...

She sits and picks up his shirt.

An envelope falls from it. She traces the letters of her
name imagining his hand writng it. Opens it, it reads....
                                                            
                       MICHAEL (OS)
      (letter)
Dear ELIZABETH,

I wish I were with you right now.
If I didn't have to go I would
never have left you. I can see
you lying there with sun coming
through the window reflecting on
your hair.

I didn't think there would be any
happiness to my life. And then I
found you.

I know that we are meant to be
together and we will be when the
time is right.

            (MORE)

97.

                       MICHAEL (cont'd)
Until then we have to go on doing
what we are here for and be
together whenever we can.

Just know that the piece of me I
have left with you is my heart.
The shirt is to wrap yourself in
me when you need me close.

Know that every second of everyday
I am missing you and I'm thinking
of you wishing you were with me so
that I could protect you and love
you.

MICHAEL
                                                            
GO TO ELIZABETH.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH (VO)
      (hugging the
       letter to herself)
Life goes on.
                                                            
FLASH TO...
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH SOMEWHERE... - DAY
                                                            
FIND LUCIFER...

PUSH IN on LUCIFER, looking out over the ocean,
contemplative look.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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