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PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN SONG OF THE SIREN
by Karen Sayers (ksayers@san.rr.com)

Rated: PG-13   Genre: Action/Adventure   User Review: ***1/2
SEQUEL TO DISNEY'S PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD'S END. FANTASY/ACTION/ADVENTURE. INSPIRED BY THE CHARACTERS CREATED BY TERRY ROSSIO AND TED ELLIOTT.


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FADE IN:

INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN, REGINA CAELI FR. MERCH. SHIP - DAY
                                                            
Lady Elena Theresa Bourbon, looking young and unusually
beautiful, stands on a chair peering out the mullioned
window of the Captain's cabin. The disconcerting silence is
broken only by the tapping of heels on the woodplank floor.
Yvette, a sweet-faced rotund lady's maid plops down on the
Captain's bunk and begins to sob quietly. Lady Genevieve
D'Orleans, a tall stunning redhead, snickers in disgust at
her maid then continues her nervous pacing.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
The impudence of Captain Montclair
locking us away in his quarters
for "safety measures." As if we
are helpless, uneducated
commoners. Just because some
drunken sailor says he's "sighted
something." Well, I'll wager it's
his superstitious imagination. In
this ungodly murkiness, how can
one see anything!
                                                            
A thick layer of fog makes it almost impossible to see even
one's hand, but through the mist something is moving and
coming into sight. A bowsprit and a foresail. It
disappears for a few seconds and pops back into sight this
time revealing three masts.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I see it! A ship!
                                                            
Lady Genevieve moves swiftly toward the window to get a
look. The vessel comes closer and her sails are ghosts
floating in gray swirls. Elena's inquisitive brown eyes
widen just as Lady Genevieve lets out a shriek and quells it
with her hand.

For there tearing through the wind waves the dreaded skull
and crossbones of the Jolly Roger.
                                                            
 

2.

EXT. DECK OF THE REGINA CAELI - DAY
                                                            
The crew of the Regina Caeli, a French merchant ship, is
already at their stations--the canons, the swivel guns,the
grappling hooks in hand, along with their cutlasses,
granades, swords and daggers--anxiously awaiting command
from Captain Montclair. Their faces uneasy and tautly
alert, they stare at each other. Their jaws and fists
clench in anticipation.

Captain Montclair stands at the helm utterly regal and
fearless in his meticulously immaculate French uniform. All
eyes widen at the sound of breaking wood creaking loudly and
ominously. The Captain squints through the foggy swirls
suddenly spying a mizzen mast falling toward his ship from
the dark abyss before him. His surprized expression turns to
one of determination. Then, as the ghost ship's bow comes
into view his loud voice rings out steady and clear.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN MONTCLAIR
Hold, hold. Fire! (LOAD BLASTS)
                                                            
The Regina Caeli shutters from the cannon's release then
violently rocks. Show cannons blasting the pirate vessel,
then explosions, sparks and bursting flames.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN, REGINA CAELI - DAY
                                                            
The two women are catapulted back as the boom of cannons
breaks their spying and both fall to the wood plank floor.
The maid is also thrown to the floor. Elena quickly jumps
up and runs to the window and sees a tremendous hole in the
hull at stern side of the enemy ship. It is taking on water
and sinking rapidly. Her young hopeful voice informs the
other ladies as they rise more slowly and make their way to
the window.
                                                            
                       ELENA
We've hit her and she's sinking
fast! Thanks be to… Oh! Wait!
Get down! Stand away! She's
lurching toward us and her mast is
falling…
                                                            

3.

The sound of creaking, breaking wood and grinding metal is
heard.

The other ladies stand petrified by the sound. Elena's eyes
open wide as she sees a great number of brigands swinging
from ropes and rigging to board the Regina Caeli. She jumps
off the chair and backs away from the window just as the
mizzen mast of the enemy ship crashes into the sea just
missing the Regina's deck.

Shouts, more crashing and blood curdling screams are heard
on board as a melee of hand-to-hand combat ensues above
deck.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Oh God, have mercy...Oh God! It
appears the enemy has overtaken
our ship, and by the looks of
their number we are doomed.
                                                            
She kneels down and takes out her Rosary. The maid Yvette
joins her, while the elegant Lady Genevieve again paces the
room talking to herself and wringing her thin pale hands.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name. Thy—
                                                            
Another thunder directly above startles them and they cover
their heads, looking up at the quivering beams of the
ceiling.
                                                            
 
EXT. DECK OF REGINA CAELI - DAY
                                                            
Up deck chaos reigns as the colorful invaders waste no time
in slitting the throats of any opposition. One swaggart
swings feet first into a French shiphand's face, who
couldn't see his foe coming through the foggy mist. Two
large men wrestle violently, crashing into cargo barrals and
stacks of rope. Both brandishing blades, each vying to
prevent the other from gaining the upper hand. The
buccaneer, strategically moves his opponent toward a boom
and its rigging. He gets his opportunity and seizes it by
pushing the soldier into a sharp horn of protruding metal,
which gruesomely impales his rival's back. He writhes in

4.

agony as his crimson life fountains out and sprays those
battling around him on the foggy ghost ship.

Standing out among the brigands is a tall man in standard
gentleman's attire, except for the flamboyant purple silk
vest he wears under his coat. He is daunting to behold,
having cold black eyes topped with thick black brows that
appear to blend into his dark unruly hair and long beard. He
shouts orders to his mates while dueling a Regina Caeli
crewman like it were child's play.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN ROBERTS
Spare not a one, brothers! Either
they join us or curse 'em to the
sea. Can't be serv'n two masters
on MY ship.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN, REGINA CAELI - DAY
                                                            
The door of the Captain's Quarters burst open and Captain
Montclair enters.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN MONTCLAIR
Lady Genevieve, ladies, (HE BOWS)
as you have obviously deduced, we
are under attack and it is utter
chaos above deck. God willing, we
should be rid of these miscreants
in good time.

You must promise me this: Do not
leave this room under any
circumstances. Lock the door and
do not open it for anyone other
than myself. If per chance the
enemy enters, by no means tell
them you are relations of King
Louis. Tell them nothing of
yourselves. Do you understand?
                                                            
The ladies nod their heads in unison. Satisfied, Captain
Montclair, elderly and dignified, leaves them. Lady
Genevieve bolts the door behind him.


5.

Elena and Yvette cover their ears against the horrific
screams of pain and gurgling sounds.
                                                            
 
EXT. DECK OF THE REGINA CAELI - DAY
                                                            
Captain Montclair makes his way above deck to find most of
his crew have either agreed to turn pirate or have been
murdered. Captain Roberts approaches him with his sword
drawn. Captain Montclair, though older and smaller in
stature, obliges and pulls his blade. They sword play for a
short time but Captain Roberts grows weary of the game and
easily knocks Captain Montclair's sword out of his hand.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN MONTCLAIR
      (TO CAPTAIN
       ROBERTS)
This foreplay is rediculous since
you know full well I shall not
oblige you, Monsieur. I have no
intention of changing my status
and shall die a loyal servant of
King Louis of France.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN ROBERTS
It's a shame your King Louis isn't
here to save you now, isn't it?
You see, Captain, WE are the kings
out here on this merciless sea. We
serve no one but ourselves and the
power of this turbulent abyss. So,
pardon me, but it is my duty and I
must ask: Shall you join us or go
to her cursed depths as a faithful
servant to your absent king?
                                                            
Captain Montclair's stoic face is silent.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN ROBERTS
I take it your answer is no, then?
                                                            
Captain Montclair nods his head. Captain Roberts wastes no
time and plunges his sword directly into Captain Montclair's
heart. Captain Montclair still standing pales and grasps
unto the deck railing. He looks directly into Captain
Roberts eyes and whispers in a weak and far-away voice.
                                                            

6.

                       CAPTAIN MONTCLAIR
      (FAINTLY)
A curse be upon you if you dare
touch the girl. She's not for
you. She's not for you. She's
not for you….
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN ROBERTS
What gibberish.
                                                            
Captain Roberts raises his boot and heartlessly pushes
Captain Montclair over the rail into the briny sea.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN ROBERTS
Well done, mates, we've just
landed ourselves a superior
vessel, and I wager she's loaded
with finery. Search 'er out and
bring the booty up deck.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
INT. SWANN ESTATE, PORT ROYAL - DAY
                                                            
Elizabeth Swann sits at her intricately carved ladies desk
in the parlor of her family estate in Port Royal writing
frantically, quickly.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I have chosen never to re-marry
for Will is neither alive nor
dead. I have only one goal, one
alone, and that is to bring Will
back alive and free. My mind is
set, Captain, and I shall have my
way.
                                                            
She pauses and bites her lower lip, then scrawls the name
JACK in her most ornate writing.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
My dear Jack, pay thee close
attention for I have news of
utmost importance. News that
affects your own person.

            (MORE)

7.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
Will is soon to make land for his
tenth year on the Dutchman is
quickly approaching. Thus, I must
ask a great favor: I need you to
bring me the water from the Aqua
De Vida.

I know you have the map that leads
to those living waters, and I beg
you go there in great haste and
bring the water to me by the time
Will returns. The water is my only
hope of freeing him.

We have a son, William Turner III,
and with every ounce of strength
within me, he shall have his
father.

Ah, but let's not forget how well
I know you, Captain. You wonder,
pray tell, at what reward? Surely
if you seek the Water, the Black
Pearl will find you for our dear
Captain Barbossa ails and is
likely seeking you out as I write.


Was there not once a flicker of
attraction between us? I will
give myself to thee in return for
Will.

My dear, Jack, you never leave my
thoughts and I am feeling I am
already yours, Elizabeth.
                                                            
Elizabeth folds the missive and seals it in crimson wax. She
holds it gingerly and reads the address aloud.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Captain Jack Sparrow, Tortuga
                                                            

8.

She taps the letter pensively to her beautifully coiffed
head, then abruptly pushes her chair away and stands gazing
out the window to the sea.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
      (IN A WHISPER)
So it begins.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT
                                                            
 
EXT. TORTUGA BEACH, WHARF AND WENCHES - DAY
                                                            
The sun beats down on the white powdery sand while crystal
clear turquoise waves gently caress and roll over Jack's
tanned hands as he lays sprawled out on the beach. He is
asleep and begins to rouse at the tide's command. Beads of
sweat cover Jack's face and as he awakens he grimaces in
pain and shields his reddened eyes from the sun. He squints
toward the town in the background, seeing the roofs of inns,
pubs and brothels; and in contrast a lone church steeple,
small and white, looking down from its lofty hill not too
far from town.

Now fully awake, he brushes the sand off his face, staggers
to his feet, and shakes himself free of nature's bed. He
slowly drags himself down the beach, stumbling a few times,
heading for the docks. Holding his head all the while, he
sways and stops to lean on a pier post for support as he
awkwardly attempts to rid his boots of sand. He vomits,
then addresses his boots.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Oh bugga! Wherever did you take
me last night? I shan't forgive
you.
                                                            
He slowly strides up the wharf. Hopping with one boot in
hand and the other on. All the while muttering to himself.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Bloody hell! Barbossa, you
slippery sod.

Coward! Hiding amongst the dead
men where no man thinks to look. I
WILL find you and have my ship
            (MORE)

9.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
back! I'm her Captain.

What's bloody taking so long!
                                                            
He suddenly stops and answers himself.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Bugga! Ten bloody years without
the Pearl. (SUSPICIOUSLY) Could
me luck be running out?

Can't be.

I'm Captain Jack Sparrow!

What say you, man?

I won't have it!

(PAUSING IN DEEPER THOUGHT)

But why did he name the monkey
Jack?
                                                            
Approaching the wharf, he sees a merchant ship, the Regina
Caeli, docked next to his brigantine, and some burly
buccaneers hauling three bound women down the gang plank to
the docks. The women stagger in a single queue, hands bound
in front of them. One is tall and sophisticated in a red
velvet gown and hat that matches her obviously enhanced red
hair. She is screaming profanities worthy of piratry at her
captors.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
Filthy, bloody gutter rats!

I'll see you at ropes end, I will.
And I'll spit on your rotting
corpses.

I'm on mission for King Louis
himself! I demand you unbind me
in haste or I'll see to it your
deaths are slower and more painful
than any iron maiden. You'll be
            (MORE)

10.

                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS (cont'd)
begging for the hangman's noose!
                                                            
Behind the redhead sobs a chubby, cherry-cheeked servant
girl. Nose running and tears streaming freely down her
face. She uses her bound hands to wipe them away.

One of the heftier mates trails behind, forcefully pushing a
petite lass of maybe 18 years. He holds firmly onto her
shoulders and doesn't appear to have any intention of
letting her go. Her skin is powdery white with delicate
rosy cheeks and lips. Her eyes are golden almonds and her
thick dark curled tresses hang down past her waist in a
disheveled mass. She is slender but shapely and not more
than five feet tall. Her attire is a rich powder blue silk
dress of the highest French fashion, like the redhead's. One
of her small matching silk shoes is missing its heel.
Apparently her hair was in an updo and is now almost
completely down. She is angry and resisting with all her
might not uttering a single word.
                                                            
Captain Jack gracelessly hops on one foot while pulling his
other boot on and then attempts animatedly to pass the small
party on the narrow wharf. The brogands, recognizing him,
jibe him as the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow.
                                                            
                       HEARTY PIRATE ONE
      (SARCASTICALLY)
Well, I'll be demmed if it ain't
the one and only Cap'n Jack
Sparrow 'imself.
                                                            
                       TALL THIN YOUNGER PIRATE TWO
I thought 'ee be dead, I did.
Eat'n by the Kracken, accursed to
the Locker.
                                                            
                       OLDER WISER PIRATE
A'course it be Jack Sparrow, ya
fools, 'ees always gett'n out a
those jams. That's why 'ees the
famous Cap'n Sparrow. Dunderheads!


Good to be meet'n ye Capt'n.
                                                            

11.

Jack rolls his eyes as they argue amongst themselves and
again gingerly tries to pass.

Seeing the thugs distracted, the petite lass seizes the
chance and quickly pulls away to escape. Her tiny hands
slip out from their binding. She is instantly caught and
painfully lifted by the shoulders and dropped upon the wood
quay boards. Just as a burly fist is about to slam hard on
her back, Jack instinctively blocks it by pushing her away
and takes the blow on his own shoulder.

Jack gets his balance and holds onto her, but the lass
wildly kicks him and struggles to get away. He pulls her
close up against himself trying to restrain her. Breathing
hard, he cant't help smelling her wild hair and draws the
scent in deeply. He holds tightly and intensely, their
bodies front to front. She shakes her head and peers up at
him angrily. His eyes Widen as he sees her angelic
loveliness and extraordinary beauty. She looks up into his
dark kohl eyes and her face calms as she studies his face
openly and innocently in return. He feigns being uneffected
and looks at her seductively for a few seconds, then quickly
releases her and shoves her off slapping her backside.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Careful, Missy. Runnin' off will
only get you a thorough thrashin',
or worse. And you're welcome,
lass, (bowing and removing hat)
for saving your lovely skin.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (MUMBLING)
Wouldn't want to mar that child's
face.
                                                            
He faces her captors.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Take heed, mates. Wouldn't be
spoil'n the goods, as I wager
they'll be fetchn' a handsome
fortune. Specifically that young
one. Savvy.
                                                            
 

12.

EXT. DECK OF THE ADVENTURESS-ELIZABETH'S LETTER - DAY
                                                            
Jack arrives on his ship and is greeted by Mr. Gibbs who
hands him the missive from Elizabeth Swann. He studies it
intently.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Seen that handwriting before.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAINS CABIN-READING THE LETTER - DAY
                                                            
Jack sits at his dark heavy wooden map table and reads
Elizabeth's letter. He leans back in his chair looking
weary but dreamy eyed.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SOFTLY)
Elizabeth...
                                                            
He gets up and goes to an old weathered cupboard containing
the map to the Aqua De Vida and brings it to the map table,
rolling it out and scanning it with his eyes and hands.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (EMOTIONALLY)
Elizabeth, even after all these
years and from afar you think you
can still play me. Temptress!

What? You had your chance, love.
Loser. Oh well, who cares. Not
I.

Bloody Will Turner! I want my
ship back, and then I'll tend to
yer business!
                                                            
Jack sways and falls back in his chair holding his head. He
swiftly turns and vomits into a bucket next to him and wipes
his face with his sleeve.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
That was really good rum.
                                                            

13.

He rises, still clutching his forehead, and sways to his
bed, the captain's bunk, then collapses into a deep sleep.

He dreams of the beauty in powder blue, reeaching out to
him. She is being pulled away and he must have her.
Innocent golden eyes are imploring him. He has to pull her
back. He almost catches her and grabs her small hand but
she is pulled away by a tall dark familiar shadow. He must
have her. He reaches out and his fingers touch hers...
                                                            
FADE OUT.
                                                            
 
EXT. TORTUGA-AUCTIONING OF THE WOMEN - NIGHT
                                                            
Tortuga is abuzz with activity--torches aglow, street
musicians play fiddles and irish whistles, sing chanteys,
and make merry--as passersby join in song. Wenches and
buccaneers dance in the streets and the sounds of clinking
glasses and raised voices tinkle throught the festive air.

Captain Jack and Mr. Gibbs amble along, stopping to listen
to the chanteys, joining in. They make their way through
the merriment while drinking from their own bottles. There's
a commotion up ahead, and they stop and stare as a growing
crowd gathers in from of a tavern's porch.

Mr. Gibbs moves closer, pushing through the crowd, then
turns toward Jack gesturing the shape of a women's
hour-glass figure. Jack moves forward to get a look and
spies a patch of red velvet in the torchlight. He rolls his
eyes as the scallywags from the Regina Caeli he met earlier
begin their auctioning off of the three women.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Knew it. Just as I suspected.
They'll make a killing on those
wenches.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SMILING AT AND
       OGLING THE WOMEN)
Tonight I wouldn't mind doing a
bit of bidding myself as those be
fine looking skirts, if ever there
were. Ah yes, quite pleas'n to me
            (MORE)

14.

                       MR. GIBBS (cont'd)
old eyes.
                                                            
Bidding starts with the chubby, flaming red-cheeked maid.
She stands frightened, with hands tightly clasped in front
of her, smiling and weeping simultaneously. The bidding is
quick and she fetches a handsome sum from a kind-hearted
looking buccaneer.

The redhead is pushed forward and stands rim-rod straight
with a hand on her hip and one on her red hat. Looking all
the blue blood.

A melee erupts when the bidding starts because so many men
want the snobbith stately beauty.

The pirate auctioneer shoots off a pistol for order and
silence ensues.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (LOUDLY AND BOLDLY)
Whatever be the highest bid, I'll
be raising it. So, gentlemen,
don't be wasting yer breath on the
wench.
                                                            
Jack is suddenly alert recognizing the voice of Captain
Barbossa and searches the mob for him. He spots him shining
under the torchlight on the other side of the crowd,
standing as flamboyant, arrogant and tall as ever. Jack is
just about to speak when Pintel and Regetti approach in a
huff.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
Begg'n yer pardon, Cap'n, but the
Pearl's taken harbor and it
seems--
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Aye, it be true, mates, as there
be the man 'imself.

(POINTS TO BARBOSSA)
                                                            

15.

                       REGETTI
It seems those dogs commandeered
that Regina Caeli and it be said
she be overflowing with gold and
furs from the Americas. And them
ladies were head'n for the
Continent, it be told. And they
be real blue-bloods, relations of
King Louis 'imself.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I take it you've been busy doing
your jobs for once. But what's
Barbossa up to? After so many
years of eluding me. I wonder.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
'Ee be want'n the map. Seems the
Cap'n is finally in the mood to
barter and give ye the Pearl back.
Is said 'ee be ail'n som'n
aweful.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I see. A little drink from the
Aqua De Vida would cure all his
woes now, wouldn't it.
                                                            
Barbossa wins the redhead and nods to his mates to take her
to the ship. She curses him as she passes and attempts to
slap his face. Barbossa moves back and kicks her in the
derriere to her surprise. She shrieks in humiliation and
rage.

Another din erupts as a scurvy dog drags out the last girl.
The petite beauty. Shes pulling her hardest to stay back,
but he wins and pulls her to the platform. Her one shoed
and one bare feet slide roughly across the porch. She yelps
in pain and lifts her head revealing the face of an angel
under wild and tangled mahogany hair.

Silence...gasps.

Mr. Gibbs catches a strange expression on Jack's face,
almost trance-like, and then sees the lass and understands.
                                                            

16.

                       MR. GIBBS
Shiver me timbers! If that ain't
the fairest lassie these old eyes
ever beheld.
                                                            
BIDDING STARTS HIGH AND BARBOSSA'S VOICE CAN BE HEARD AGAIN
PARTICIPATING. THE CAT-CALLING AND ARGUING OVER THE GIRL IS
SO INCESSANTLY LOUD THE AUCTIONEER AGAIN FIRES OFF A PISTOL
TO NO AVAIL. THE BOOM OF A MUSKET FINALLY SILENCES THE
CROWD.
                                                            
                       AUCTIONEER
The last bid I be hear'n be ten
doubloons. Well now that be a
hearty sum. Do I hear another?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Twelve doubloon!
                                                            
JACK FLUSTERS AND HIS ANIMATED EYES FLASH AS HE QUICKLY
THINKS OF WHAT TO DO NEXT TO FOIL BARBOSSA.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Twenty Doubloon!
                                                            
AGAIN DEAD SILENCE, THEN AWES AND ANGRY WHISPERS.
                                                            
                       AUCTIONEER
Twenty doubloon! Incredible,
mates! Never seen the likes of it
a'fore.

Do I hear twenty-one doubloon?
Twenty-one doubloon?
                                                            
A VERY FAMILIAR VOICE SHOUTS OUT.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Twenty-one doubloons!
                                                            
JACK'S EYES OPEN WIDE AND THEN FLARE WITH ANGER AS HE SCANS
THE CROWD.
                                                            
                       AUCTIONEER
Twenty-one doubloon, mates!
Unbelievable. Almost impossible!
Do I hear twenty-two doubloon?
            (MORE)

17.

                       AUCTIONEER (cont'd)
Twenty-two doubloon? Going once.
Going twice.
                                                            
JACK, FUMING MAD, EYES DARTING AND SEARCHING THE CROWD,
MAKES A BEELINE TO THE AUCTIONEER.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
TWENTY-TWO DOUBLOONS!
                                                            
                       AUCTIONEER
TWENTY-TWO DOUBLOON! Never seen
the likes of it!

Once? Twice?

She's yours Cap'n at twenty-two
doubloon, and I'll be hav'n me
gold now, sir.
                                                            
JACK STRETCHES OUT HIS HAND TO MR. GIBBS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Mr. Gibbs, my purse.
                                                            
MR. GIBBS RUMMAGES THROUGH HIS COAT, PULLS OUT A POUCH AND
GIVES IT TO CAPTAIN JACK WHO COUNTS OUT THE MONEY. HE
PAUSES AND CLEARS HIS THROAT.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Mr. Gibbs, your purse.
                                                            
MR. GIBBS GETS THAT I-DON'T-UNDERSTAND-LOOK ON HIS FACE AND
THEN SMILING FINALLY GETS IT AND GIVES JACK HIS OWN POUCH.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Aye Cap'n, I believe there be
enough there to spot ye under the
circumstances, though I'm not
quite understand'n the
circumstances.
                                                            
POPPING UP OUT OF THE CROWD DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF JACK STANDS
A MAN. MR. GIBBS LOOKS AT HIM, STRANGELY EYEING HIM UP AND
DOWN. HE'S ALMOST THE SPITTING IMAGE OF JACK, MAYBE TALLER,
AND WEARS A GIANT SMILE ON HIS TANNED FACE. HE'S MORE

18.

FOPPISH, AND A BIT PRETTIER THAN JACK.

JACK'S TOO BUSY PAYING THE AUCTIONEER TO NOTICE HIM.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (LAUGHING BENEATH
       HIS WORDS)
Ahoy, dear brother! It's been too
long without ya, and I'm missing
ya sorely.
                                                            
THE MAN STEPS TOWARD JACK WITH OPEN ARMS READY FOR A FULL
EMBRACE.

JACK SPINS AROUND WITH HIS SWORD DRAWN TO FACE HIM AND
PLACES ITS TIP ON THE MAN'S CHEST.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (IN STACCATO)
Well, look what the cat dragged
in, mates. Me ole baby brother,
who it seems hasn't changed one
single bit. Who's "missing me
sorely" so he says. Aye, so
sorely he just snaked me out of
one extra doubloon for the fun of
it!

Jonathan, did ya think that was
funny? Why of course it was
funny. Anything aggravating to
yer older brother is funny.
Anything that ruffles his
feathers, embarrasses, degrades,
curses, hexes, encumbers, or even
kills him brings you the ultimate
amusement!

(ADDRESSING MR. GIBBS, PINTEL AND
REGETTI, WHO CAN'T STOP GAPING
FROM JACK TO HIS BROTHER)

Gentlemen, meet my little
brother, Jonathan Sparrow. Aye,
it's true, there be one more of us
Sparrows. Trifle bad news to be
sure.
            (MORE)

19.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)

(MUSING AND BIRD-WALKING)

Really, there could be hundreds of
us--we won't go there--as Dad had
a penchent for pretty skirts and--
Possibly? I can imagine many
little Sparrows around-- EEE, we
won't go there either.
                                                            
A COUPLE OF CREW MEMBERS FROM THE REGINA CAELI PUSH ELENA
INTO JACK. SHE STANDS BEFORE HIM, THE TOP OF HER HEAD
BARELY TOUCHING HIS CHEST, EYES DOWNCAST AND LOOKING WEAK
AND PALE, ALL THE MORE FRAGILE AND BEAUTIFUL.
                                                            
JACK ADDRESSES PINTEL AND REGETTI.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Mates, take the fair lady to my
ship and treat her kindly. Feed
her before she faints and give her
whatever she wishes. And don't be
gett'n any fancies.
                                                            
JONATHAN KNEELS ON ON KNEE BEFORE HER AND CRADLES HER TIRED
FACE IN HIS HANDS AND GAZES AT HER EMPATHETICALLY AND
HUMBLY. SHE CLOSES HER EYES AND ONE SMALL TEAR FALLS DOWN
ONE CHEEK.

JONATHAN SCOOPS HER UP IN HIS ARMS LIKE A CHILD AND KISSES
THE TOP OF HER HEAD. HE ADDRESSES JACK.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Why Jack, I can take her for you.
I know just how to handle these--
She's but a child. You know that,
brother. She'll be safe with--
                                                            
CALMLY JACK MOVES THE TIP OF THE SWORD TO THE BASE OF
JONATHAN'S NECK.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Put her down, lad. Any handling
will be done my me. Take this to
heart, little brother, the closer
you get to this lass, the deeper
            (MORE)

20.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
my friend here goes into yer
gullet. Savvy?
                                                            
JONATHAN BACKS AWAY AND GENTLY PLACES THE GIRL ON HER
UNSTEADY FEET, RAISING HIS HANDS NONCHALANTLY IN SURRENDER
AND ROLLING HIS EYES.

WITH SWORD STILL RAISED, JACK REACHES OUT ONE ARM AND WRAPS
IT AROUND THE MAID'S WAIST AND DRAWS HER IN TO HIMSELF TO
STEADY HER.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Well, I'll be demmed! This is a
first: My brother's ready to kill
me for nothing more than another
pretty skirt. Usually it's over
debt. Though I might do the same
after spending that kind of loot
for this fine lit'l strumpet.
                                                            
JACK WHACKS THE SIDE OF JONATHAN'S HEAD HARD WITH THE FLAT
PART OF HIS SWORD AND KNOCKS HIM OUT. JONATHAN SWAYS WITH
CONFUSED EYES THEN FALLS BACKWARDS WITH EYES WIDE OPEN.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (LOOKING DOWN AT
       JONATHAN)
He's out cold, Capt'n.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Good! Believe me, you'd a done it
yerself if ya knew him. It'll
give us at least an ounce of
peace. You'll see. Upon my word,
he never lets up.
                                                            
                       REGETTI
We'll take 'er Cap'n. And, trust
me, we'll take good care of the
lassie and do exactly what she
asks, and be real nice like, and--
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (FRUSTRATED)
Just take her!
                                                            

21.

ELENA LIFTS HER HEAD AS SHE PUSHES HERSELF AWAY FROM JACK.
HE HOLDS HER FOR A FEW SECONDS AND THEN RELEASES HER. SHE
SLOWLY BACKS AWAY, STARING HIM DOWN, UNTIL SHE BACKS INTO
REGETTI WHO TAKES HER HAND AND LEADS HER AWAY WITH PINTEL.

BARBOSSA APPROACHES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Jaaak. It be a strange thing
meet'n ye here and now, but thar
be far stranger things have
happened, aye, as ye know.

Why, Jaaak, you've finally got
yerself a lady, but what ye be
want'n with that missy when ye
know noth'n about the likes of
she?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
My dear Hector, what brings you to
Tortuga on such a pleasent eve?
                                                            
Not waiting for Barbossa's answer, Jack suddenly looks
askance and makes a disgusting face.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Surely you didn't want the girl
for yourself?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (Smugly)
And what if I did?

But she be all yours now, Jack,
and I'll be wait'n in grand
anticipation as to how affairs pan
out. For ye be way over yer head,
Jack Sparra. But it ain't yer head
I be think'n, it be yer heart.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (AVOIDING THE
       REMARK)
Why Hector, it's been too long. We
have so much catching up to do.
                                                            

22.

                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (EYES GLEAMING)
Hah, hah, hah! Drinks be on me
tonight, old friend.
                                                            
Barbossa's Capuchin monkey hops on his shoulder and Barbossa
gives him a treat.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (POINTING TO THE
       PUBS)
Well now, Hector, shall we drink
here or there?
                                                            
They cross to another less crowded pub and as they do
Barbossa abruptly stops, bending slightly and looking
pained. It quickly passes.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Is there something wrong?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (WITH BRAVADO)
It be the age wear'n on me old
bones, noth'n more.
                                                            
They sit at a table and a busty wench slams down two cups
and a bottle in front of them. Jack pours and they clink
there cups.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
To old times, aye?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
And to better times ahead.
                                                            
THEY DOWN THEIR ENTIRE CUPS AND JACK FILLS THEM AGAIN.
THERE'S A LULL OF SILENCE AND JACK NERVOUSLY DRUMS HIS
FINGERS ON THE TABLE TO THE ANNOYANCE OF BARBOSSA.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (NONCHALANTLY)
So, ah, how's my sh--, the Pearl?
                                                            
Barbossa gives him a sly sideways glare.
                                                            

23.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ANXIOUSLY)
You still have her, don't ye?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (DEFENSIVELY)
And why would ye be concern'n
yerself about MY ship?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (MATTER OF FACTLY)
Hector, we must agree to disagree.
She's MY ship and ye know it. Ye
stole her right from under my
nose.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Ye snooze, ye lose as I be
recall'n it happen'n. Aye, I
remember the day well. You were
deep in your cups and cavorting
with the two wenches.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, that be so, and for the past
ten years you've been-- Shall we
say elusive.

Tell me, Captain, plain. What is
it your want'n. You seem well set
in the pockets, bidding high on
the lady and all. What is it ye
be want'n all a sudden from I?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Nay. I be want'n the map, Jack.
That be my purpose solely. And I
know you be want'n the ship. Well,
then, we'll make a trade.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (RUSHING TO CLOSE
       THE DEAL)
Ah, I see--the map for the ship.
Well then I'm in accord. Done!
                                                            

24.

                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Hah, Hah, Hah! It's not that
simple, laddie. I'll be want'n
the compass and the girl, too.
                                                            
Jack makes a face of disgust and disdain.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Then you'll be wait'n a very long
time to be sure. Savvy?
                                                            
By this time, both men are quite drunk and slightly slurring
words. Jack is more animated than ever. Captain Barbossa's
monkey jumps down from his shoulder and disappears.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
I'll give ya the map and the
compass for my ship, but we'll
skip the girl.
                                                            
Captain Barbossa slams down his cup, angry at not getting
his way.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
No girl, no ship.
                                                            
Jack abruptly pushes away from the table and stands.
Swaying, he points his finger at Captain Barbossa.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SARCASTICALLY)
There be more ways than one to get
MY ship back. Good Luck, Hector.
I'm sure you'll be need'n it.
(LIFTING HIS CUP AND DOWNING IT)
To your HEALTH!
                                                            
Jack swaggers away not knowing Barbossa's monkey is under
his chair and has confiscated his compass. The monkey leaps
back up on Barbossa's lap and hands him the compass then
hops atop Barbossa's shoulder. Barbossa coos to his
monkey's little face and hands him more treats.
                                                            
 

25.

INT. CAPTAIN CABIN-BATH-FIRST LOVE SCENE - NIGHT
                                                            
Pentil and Regetti have just finished pouring the last of
the fresh water into an empty half barrel. Elena is shyly
watching and smiling at the thought of bathing.
                                                            
                       ELENA
You have been kind. Something
I've not had in months. Thank you.

If only I had some bath salts to
add to the water.
                                                            
                       REGETTI
We've got lots of salt, my lady,
and I'd be 'appy to get some and--
                                                            
                       PINTEL
Not that kind of salt, idiot.
She's talk'n perfumed salts. Nice
smell'n things, like flowers, like
roses.
                                                            
                       REGETTI
How's it ye be knowing 'bout those
laaadie things? There ain't no
ladies being 'round us.

Though I'm positive the Cap'n has
some sweet smell'n lady's cologne
around somewhere. Anything that
smells good, aye?
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (DEFENSIVELY)
'Course I know about ladies
effects. Believe it or not, I've
had a few ladies in my time. Plus
the Cap'n keeps his visiting
ladies attire and bobbles in a
certain trunk. I've seen 'em.
                                                            
Pentil and Regetti search Jack's cabin and find a trunk with
perfume and a pure white lady's negligee. Elena sits on the
bunk and waits as they prep the water.
                                                            

26.

                       PINTEL
If it be I bath'n, I'd be putt'n
some rum in the water. That'd
smell right good.
                                                            
                       REGETTI
Why I think that would be a most
appealing surprise to the lass.
I'll put a few drops from the
Cap'n's bottle. There. Now that
smells delightful.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (STANDING AND
       CURTSYING)
Captain Sparrow is lucky to have
such loyal, hard working-sailors.
                                                            
Pentil and Regetti smile stupidly and glow with delight at
her compliment.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
There ye be, Missy, and the night
gown be o'er there. Now you enjoy
a nice warm bath and we'll be
above attend'n our duties. Just
give a holler if you be need'n
anything further.
                                                            
                       ELENA
With all due respect, I'm quite
modest. Would it be right to lock
the door 'til I'm out of the bath?
                                                            
Pentil and Regetti look at each other, both smitten, and
agree to her request.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
No tricks now, m'lady. Just be
unlatch'n it afterward fer the
Cap'n's return.
                                                            
Elena curtsies and nods. Pintel and Regetti take their
leave. Elena opens a tall cupboard door near the barrel and
undresses tossing her silk dress over the door. One shapely
leg steps into the water, then another, then she plops down

27.

til the water is just above the tops of her rounded pink
breasts. She leans back, relaxes and takes in a deep
breath. Her nose twitches. She abruptly sits up sniffing
the water.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Rum?
                                                            
She lays back again and takes a cloth and slathers it with
soap and scrubs her entire body. That done she dunks her
head full under and washes her hair and finally scrubs her
teeth.

Finished, she hops out and wraps herself in a large piece of
white gauze material and heads for the bunk where the white
negligee lays. She drys her hair and drops the material to
the ground just as she hears the door handle turning. She
freezes. When it doesn't open she hears it being roughly
shaken. Not wanting to be seen she yells to the intruder as
she dons the negligee.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Patience! I'm coming. I've just
finished and am really not decent.
Patience!
                                                            
Outside the door, Captain Jack stands angry and confused
that the door to his cabin would ever be locked unless he
himself locked it.

He hears a girl's voice and doesn't understand a word of
what she is saying. He takes a deep breath in and bends his
head, leaning one hand on the door frame and waits.

The door opens and there stands Elena looking as fresh and
sweet and enticing as a virgin goddess. Jack steps in and
she slowly backs away holding the negligee wrapped tightly
around her so as not to expose any flesh. In doing so, Jack
sees her perfectly curvy and feminine outline and can't help
but stare entranced by her beauty. As she reaches the bunk
she falls back on the bed with a light thump. She stares at
him wide-eyed.

He stops and sees the over-sized half barrel filled with
water, the soap and cloth. He doffs his coat and hat
hanging them on the cupboard with her blue silk dress and

28.

approaches the bunk to sit down next to Elena. She looks
surprised and moves to the opposite end of the bunk.

Jack turns on the bed to face her.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (KINDLY)
What's your name, lass? And how'd
ya get yourself into this mess?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (VERY SOFTLY)
Elena Theresa Bourbon, my lord,
and we were on our way back to
France when those brigands pirated
our ship and took us captive.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
What were you doing on the high
seas, love, in the first place?
You don't look like the type that
should be sail'n the world
unattended.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I wasn't sail'n the world and was
attended. I was with my missionary
parents in the Americas. King
Louis sent Lady Genevieve D'Oleans
and her escort to bring me back.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING INTRIGUED)
Why would King Louis want to bring
you back to France?
                                                            
                       ELENA
For my wedding to a Spanish
Nobleman, for an alliance with
Spain.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Are you related to the House of
Bourbon? And do you love this
nobleman?
                                                            

29.

                       ELENA
      (SHYLY)
Yes to the first. Louis is my
Grandfather. And no to the
second. I don't even know...the
man.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I see, love. You don't want to
marry this man. You would have
liked to stay with your parents,
aye?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (TEARFULLY)
I want my mother. I want to be
with my Mama and Papa.
                                                            
Jack stands and gets a handkerchief and brings it to her.
She takes it willingly and blows her pert nose. She
hiccups.

Jack notices one of her tiny feet is bleeding and bends to
examine it. He lifts her skirt to her knee revealing a
shapely calf and sees her two small scraped toes are
bleeding.

Elena flinches and backs away when he lifts her skirt, but
he holds tight to her heel.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SOFTLY)
Love, you're wounded and it'll
have to be wrapped.
                                                            
Jack steps away to get a clean piece of Indian guaze and
rips off a long strip. He returns and kneels before Elena,
again lifting her skirt. This time she extends her shapely
leg more relaxed and Jack gently wraps it. His hand lingers
on her heel while the other moves up her calf. Elena's eyes
pleasureably close and she gasps, then pulls her leg away.
Jack stands and starts to unbutton his shirt while Elena
stares and covers her mouth in shock and looks away.
                                                            

30.

                       ELENA
Are you undressing, my lord. Is
it proper for us to be-- For us
to share this cabin?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Of course, it's proper. I paid
for you fair and square, lovey.
And you didn't come cheaply,
that's a fact.

Be assured, missy, I'm not into
ravishing innocents. But don't
look so shocked that we'll be
sharing my cabin. I'm a pirate,
lass. Now help me pull off these
boots.
                                                            
Jack pulls up a chair in front of Elena and extends his leg.

Frowning, Elena uses one hand to pull the boot and the other
to hold her negligee together. She gets one boot off and he
puts up the other. Once both are off, he leans forward and
grasps both her hands, allowing the negligee to fall open in
the front revealing the tops of her soft round breasts and a
bit of her belly in the opening below.

She can't help herself and swoons toward him, sitting on his
lap, eyes closed.

Her eyes pop open as she realises her inappropriateness and
blames Jack.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (IN ENGLISH AND
       PARTIAL FRENCH)
Don't touch me! Don't touch me
you filthy pirate. Pirates are
ignorant and know nothing of
hygiene, spreading filth and
sickness wherever they go because
they do not bathe!
                                                            
Jack stops and looks indignant.
                                                            

31.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
First of all pirates are not
ignorant, and secondly, we do
bathe-- In the sea!
                                                            
                       ELENA
In the Sea! Why not in a fresh
water tub like the rest of the
civilized world. You may even be
diseased. Do NOT touch me. You
probably have no idea how to
bathe, or clean your teeth.
                                                            
Jack frowns in anger and appears even more indignant.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I beg your pardon, Missy, but I am
not diseased and I do know how to
bathe in fresh water--with
soap--and clean my teeth as well.
Though I don't consider it of high
priority.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I can not believe it--that you
bathe.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Then I shall prove you wrong!
                                                            
Jack rises and tosses Elena on the bunk. He sways to the
barrel, all the while stripping off his cloths. Elena
slides under the covers of the bed and pulls them up to hide
her eyes as he steps nude (ONLY LEGS OR CHEST SEEN ON
SCREEN) into the bath and begins to scrub his body, hair and
teeth. She can't help but laugh as she peeks at him through
her fingers. He sniffs the water and scrunches his nose.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Why would there be rum in the
bath? Smart idea. I shall drink
it.
                                                            
HE CUPS HIS HANDS AND TASTES IT WITH HIS TONGUE. THEN MAKES
A FACE AND SPITS IT OUT.
                                                            

32.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Blak! Ick!
                                                            
                       ELENA
No, no. You shan't. The water is
dirty now that we both bathed in
it. You can drink tomorrow.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Why tomorrow? Let's drink
tonight.
                                                            
He stands and grabs a robe from the cupboard, dries his head
with it and puts it on. He walks to the map table and pours
two goblets of rum.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I don't drink spirits, my lord.
                                                            
Jack saunters over to the bed, sits down and hands Elena the
large goblet.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You shall now, my love. Drink up!
                                                            
Elena holds the covers up with one hand and takes the cup.
She looks imploringly at Jack.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Why must I drink it? I may ail.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Trust me, my lovely, you may ail
without it. Drink up! Drink it
all.
                                                            
Elena downs the entire cup, pauses, and coughs. She gives
him the empty cup. Jack watches her lay her head back on the
pillow. He downs his rum and lays beside Elena, with his
back to her, his eyes wide open.

Elena rises up on one elbow and leans over Jack to stare at
his face. Tipsy, she pushes him onto his back and places
both elbows on his chest and looks closely at his face. One
wavy lock of shiny hair seductively falls in across her
face.

33.


Jack peers at the inviting vision before him and his body
stiffens comically, his hands at both his sides. His wide
eyes look straight up, avoiding hers.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (TIPSY AND
       SLURRING HER
       WORDS)
You are beautiful. You are the
most beautiful man in the world.
Your face is so beautiful. Thank
you, my lord, for rescuing me from
those wicked pirates.

What is that darkness around your
eyes? Why do you have such long
hair? What are those? Braids?
I've never seen beads in hair like
that before. Did you weave them
in yourself? You're not really a
pirate are you? Why are--
                                                            
Jack takes a deep breath and slowly releases it. With one
finger he covers her lips. She stretches over him and lays
her head on his chest. Jack's face fights back a million
emotions--his eyes darting about in turmoil. Finally he
lifts his head and touches her shining hair that is spread
out over his chest. Elena lifts hers and looks into his
black eyes. Her negligee parts exposing soft, ivory skin.
He moves his finger down her neck and she closes her eyes
thoroughly enjoying it. Elena raises herself up and moves
herself up over him until her face is close and above his.

Jack looks up at her face and down towards her breasts (not
seen on camera).
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WHISPERING AND
       SMILING)
Absolute perfection.
                                                            
Jack again runs his fingers down her neck as her head tilts
back, eyes closed in ecstasy. In one instant, Jack flips
her on her back and pulls down the covers, revealing a very
vulnerable and open beauty. He looms above her staring.

34.

Elena's hands raise and her fingertips touch his cheeks. Her
slim hands move to his hair where she entangles her fingers
in his hair. They stare into each others eyes, and Elena
pulls Jack's face down on hers. He lightly kisses her chin
and she turns toward his lips. He lightly kisses her lips
and her hands clasp his hair more tightly as she begins
kissing him back more aggresively.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (EVER SO SOFTLY)
You saved me, my lord.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, but I am a selfish pirate,
and I saved you for myself. I
can't resist you.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I'm glad and don't care if you're
a pirate. I want to be yours.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (NOW SERIOUS)
You don't know, love, what I mean.
You're too innocent to know.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I may be innocent, but I'm not
ignorant.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Then I shall have you.
                                                            
                       ELENA
You already had me on the wharf.
                                                            
Jack kisses her deeply and she returns it. He entwines his
fingers in hers and pushes her arms up to the sides of her
head, then bends his head to kiss her neck and shoulders.
She lets him for a while then pushes him off and rolls on
top of him, doing the same to him. Jack is startled. They
look at each other with want and hunger. They kiss again,
this time more passionately, and unceasingly under the
golden glow of candle light.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT.
                                                            
 

35.

INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN-FIRST MORNING TOGETHER - DAY
                                                            
Jack awakens and upon moving his head to look at Elena
realizes her hand is entangled in his hair gripping it like
a security blanket. He gently unwinds his hair from her
hand and slowly sits up. With hooded eyes he gazes down at
her sleeping form and observes her utter beauty as she
snuggles her now free hand under her head to match her
other. Her face is a delicate mixture of cream and pink
roses. Her heavy hair covers her body like a natural
blanket. She sleeps on her side turned toward him. He
quietly rises up and eyes her perfectly feminine hips tiny
waist partially covered with her hair. Exposed are petite
perfectly shaped legs and tiny feet. He slips out of the bed
to take a look at her wrapped foot and sees just a speck of
dried blood on the gauze near her toe. He smiles and looks
up at her again lying on his bed in bliss. He shakes his
head like trying to wake up out of a euphoric dream,
realizing it is real. He smiles dreamilyl then widens his
eyes as reality dawns on him.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WHISPERING)
Oh, bugga! Bugga! Bugga! Bugga!
                                                            
Jack slides into his trousers and boots, throws on his loose
gauze shirt, blue coat and trappings and hastens to the map
table to study the directional.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
      (TO HIMSELF)
A mite confusing I'd say.
                                                            
He digs into his coat pocket and clearly doesn't find what
he's looking for. He sways and catches himself, then checks
his other pockets without success. Clearly getting more
agitated at not finding the something he is seeking. He
starts opening drawers and cupboards and looking around the
cabin in search of his absent effect to no avail.

Moving to the bed, he searches under sheets and blankets
trying hard not to awaken Elena. He impulsively kisses the
end of a thick curl of her dark hair. This done, he flies
out the cabin door and once shut bellows to Mr. Gibbs and
anyone else who will hear him.
                                                            

36.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Gibbs! Mr. Gibbs, where is my
bloody compass. Anyone! Where is
it? Where's the blasted thing!!!
                                                            
 
EXT. DECK-ADVENTURESS-MISSING COMPASS - DAY
                                                            
Above deck, Mr. Gibbs comes running along with other crew
members wondering what's got the Captain so rattled.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SUPERIORLY)
Mr. Gibbs, can you tell me why we
are asea this fine morning?
                                                            
Mr. Gibbs, scratching his sunburned head and squinting his
usually twinkling eyes, looks at the Captain and then at the
crew and gives them an I-don't-know-what-he's-talking-
about-either shrug. The crew shrugs back and stand looking
confused.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Mr. Gibbs?
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Why Cap'n it's nay morn but after
the noon hour, and ye gave me
strict orders last night, while in
a huff, to shove off at sunrise.
So we've been shoved off since
then, and I be waiting for ye to
give me the heading.
                                                            
The Captain looks from Mr. Gibbs to the crew and back again.
Eyes then open wide in dawning.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I knew that. Well, now, if you
don't have a heading, you don't
have the compass. And if you
don't have the compass, who does?
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Not I, Cap'n. You be the one
carry'n yer strangely point'n
compass. Now I'm at a loss where
            (MORE)

37.

                       MR. GIBBS (cont'd)
it be. Though it must be said you
were deep in the cups with
Barbossa and his little pet.

I didn't think to wake ye being
you had the lass and all. We was
just wait'n in mid sea for yer
head'n.

The Pearl be long gone upon lift'n
anchor at sunrise.
                                                            
At a loss for words, Jack paces, talking irrationally to
himself and cursing Barbossa under his breath. Suddenly he
halts almost tripping over himself and spins round on his
heels to face Mr. Gibbs.

Wrapped in a blanket and snoring loudly lies Jonathan on a
bench.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ANGRILY)
Who let him on my shiip? Bloody
hell! Not one of us will get
even a pinch of peace--unless he's
sleep'n. And even then he snores
loudly.

(SUDDENLY SMILING)

I know! Let's keep him drugged.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
      (TO GIBBS)
If Elena doesn't have it, Barbossa
does, and he's long gone having
the same heading as ours. But WE
have the map and can beat him
there.

Our heading, mates? The Aqua DE
Vida!

Now, excuse me while I check one
more place and get the map.
                                                            

38.

He heads down to his cabin yelling loudly.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN-SEARCHING FOR THE COMPASS - DAY
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Elena! El eee na!!!
                                                            
He bursts open the cabin door and goes straight to the bed,
still yelling. Elena, who was sound asleep, stirs and
stretches, then quickly sits up disoriented. She pulls the
covers up in modesty.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Elena, do you know anything about
my missing compass?
                                                            
Elena's cheeks are bright pink with memories of the prior
night and now facing Jack. She remains silent.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Girl, answer me! Have you seen
the whereabouts of my compass?
                                                            
                       ELENA
Nay, my lord. I know nothing of a
compass. I'm sorry, Captain-- I--
You are angry at me!
                                                            
Elena bursts out in tears. Jack steps back and rolls his
eyes. Then sits on the bed.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
      (SOFTLY)
I'm not angry at you, love. I--
I'm just missing a very special
object of my affection. And I
don't do well when that happens.
Darling, stop crying, I meant you
no harm.

I should've known you would know
nothing of my compass. Now dry
your tears, darling, really.
                                                            

39.

Elena sniffles and wipes her face. Then gives Jack a bright
smile, which makes him look stupid, then edgy. He stands
and rushes to the map table lifting the rolled map.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
      (WITH FALSE
       OPTIMISM)
That's just lovely. How's about
you rise, wash, dress and come up
on deck with the crew. I'll send
down some fresh water and
breakfast. There's some lady's
riggings in that trunk there.
                                                            
Jack briskly escapes the cabin. Closing the door behind
him, he leans his back against it, shuts his eyes and takes
two big breaths, rattled.
                                                            
 
EXT. ABOVE DECK-READING THE MAP AND DANCING - DAY
                                                            
Jack and Mr. Gibbs study the map intently and use a standard
compass to get their heading.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Cap'n, I think we'll do just fine
using the map. But, aye, it must
be told it's much simpler when you
shake your old compass 'round and
get the heading. Don't understand
it, but it never fails ye.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I'm in accord, Mr. Gibbs. And
when I see that--that-- When I
see IT, I'll kill the measly,
flea-ridden beast, and then I'll
kill Barbossa.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Aye, but Cap'n, why waste yer
energy kill'n a beast that don't
die or Barbossa when ye can be
drink'n. Alas, Barbossa's ailing
and will be depart'n us sooner
than later.
                                                            

40.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
True, true. Now what do you make
of these little twisters here on
the map. Let's see, I think it
says the Sea of Despair. Seems
we'll be see'n some foul weather
upon reaching this God-forsaken
place. And what of these flames
here? Looks like a place of war.
What think you, Mr. Gibbs?
                                                            
Jack points to the map where it depicts twisters, tidal
waves, and flames.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Aye, but we'll do it for
Elizabeth. Aye, for her Will
Turner, too. Who knows what
treasure awaits. Why look here on
the map. That looks like gold and
gems to me. Just wait'n to be
had. Free for the tak'n.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
It does appear so, Mr. Gibbs. The
Garden of Origin. That fits
appropriately for the Water of
Life. Ah, but treasure, too.
Seems we all will benefit nicely.

So! Hoist the sails and onward
ho!
                                                            
JONATHAN SIDLES UP LOOKING LIKE HE JUST POPPED OUT OF BED.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Treasure? Did I hear ya say
"Treasure." Well, you can count
me in. I'm up for it. (HE RUBS
HIS EYES)
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Jonathan, seems the only thing
you're up to is sleeping. And
women and drinking, if available.
                                                            

41.

                       JONATHAN
There is a very pretty littl'
thing aboard, I'd be very up to
that.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Careful, mate. Your talking
dangerous, brother. She's not for
the tak'n.

However, you can count yerself
crew, in spite of yerself, because
you're here now whether you like
it or not. So get ready for
battle, littl' brother, and hone
your cutless. Yer gonna need it,
man.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (QUITE ALERT NOW)
What war? I have not a clue of
what you speak. I'm a lover, not
a fighter. Come, come, you know
that, Jackie.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You were not invited upon my
shiip, brother. But you're here
and at my mercy now, with no where
to go, unless you plan on swimming
to shore. So after we pass the
Sea of Despair, breeze through and
possibly--chances are slim on your
behalf-- escape the dreaded
Sirens, trek probably several
day's journey to the Garden of
Origin and battle the Flame
thingies, or people, whatever;
come let me know if you're still a
lover and not a fighter. Savvy?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Oh, oh! Now I remember why we
fought as children. How I hate
you sometimes.
                                                            

42.

The day creeps on and the water seems unusually calm. The
sun is blasting down upon the crew who are growing impatient
at the lack of wind.

Jack studies the map further and muses how the sacred water
definitely flows from a garden with seemingly endless
treasure--precious gems and gold in abundance.

A light wind picks up as does the crew's spirits. As the
sun starts its decline in the red-gold sky, Jack is at the
helm talking the business of sailing to whomever approaches.

He's alone for a while and can hear the music of the fiddle
and whistle start up at the stern of the ship. He knows the
crew is taking their time of rest and play. He hums along
to the tunes.

He stops suddenly and a look of realization crosses his
face. He looks around and sees no one. Then calls Mr.Gibbs
to take the wheel.

Jack ambles toward the sound of the music and to his
surprise spots the crew, Elena and Jonathan. She's dancing
palm to palm with Regetti, who towers over her. Jack halts
and watches from a distance as Elena looks up at Regetti and
flashes him her radiant smile. Regetti looks down at her in
nirvana as he spins her around. She wears a pale pink
velvet gown with a plunging bodice, revealing mounds of soft
pink breasts. Her heavy dark hair is piled high atop her
head and one dark curl loosely hangs down her long delicate
neck ending at her bosom.

Half the crew are on their haunches tossing dice while the
others dance and tap along to the music or watch Elena and
Regetti.

Jonathan abruptly cuts in and takes over dancing with Elena.
Regetti steps back quite let down. Jonathan holds her very
closely around the waist and swings her around. She's
unsure how to act because of his handsome resemblance to
Jack and tries to smile. All the while Jonathan looks her
over, eyes lingering on bosom.

Pentil leaves the game and interrupts Elena and Jonathan.
                                                            

43.

JACK MOVES CLOSER, WITH EYES FLASHING OF JEALOUSY AND ANGER
AT JONATHAN.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
Mi'lady, it be your turn to toss.
                                                            
Elena pulls away from Jonathan and puts both her hands into
Pintel's and continues the dance with him. He spins her
around and lands her right at the gambling site. Both
giggling.

Jack's eyes burn with anger when she takes the dice in hand,
hikes up her skirts, bends over and tosses. For every
mates' eyes are on her plunging neckline and cleavage.

Out of character for the wily captain, he makes a fast
beeline to Elena, grabs hold of her arm and pulls her away
from the ogling crew. Her face saddens and she pulls to
resist, which only makes Jack pull harder until she yelps
with pain.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Come along, lovely.
                                                            
The music stops and all eyes are on Jack. He gives them a
fake smile and over jubilantly shouts to them.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Carry on, mates! Don't let us be
hampering your games. I'm need'n
an important word with the lady.
                                                            
She still resists and starts to get angry by trying to pry
his fingers off her upper arm. She pushes at him to no
avail and finally kicks him in the shin, which he doesn't
feel because of his boots. Instead she hurts her own foot
and squeals in pain.

Tired of the imp's vain attempt to stop him, he picks her up
and throws her over his shoulder and heads down to his
cabin. She pounds on his back all the while.

Jonathan's eyes crinkle with humor at his brother's behavior
toward a woman. Then he leans back and laughs heartily.
                                                            

44.

                       JONATHAN
      (TO HIMSELF)
Me own hard-headed brother,
smitten. Never thought the day
would come. She is fetching, fer
sure.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN-FIRST ARGUMENT - DAY
                                                            
Jack enters his cabin and plops Elena down on the bed. She
bounces and sits up quickly ready to have it out with him.

Jack walks to the table and pours out some rum and drinks it
down straightaway. He repeats it, then turns and faces her.
He tosses off his hat and looks at her. She glares back at
him.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You! You have no idea what yer
doing, do ya, missy? What's in
your head, girl? Are you that
naive!
                                                            
                       ELENA
I know exactly what I'M doing.
Having fun! Is that a crime? I
don't think you know what your
doing.
                                                            
Jack paces, eyes glaring and voice raised.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (MUMBLING TO
       HIMSELF)
Typical woman. Turn it around on
me like it's my fault.

You only think your having fun
with a friendly crew.

Oh upon my word! I forgot, they're
PIRATES!

They aren't just being nice.
Before you know it you'll be
share'n a bed with each and every
            (MORE)

45.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
one.

Truth be told! They're PIRATES,
lass! They can't be trusted!
                                                            
Elena's eyes fill with anger and her pink cheeks flair
crimson. She stands up to face him.
                                                            
                       ELENA
How dare you talk to me like that!
Like I am some Tortuga strumpet.
Don't you dare think that of me,
you--you ravisher of innocent
women! You hypocrite!

I should heartily slap your face.

If I had my way I'd have been a
nun--and a saintly one, too.

You thought nothing of forcing
yourself on me and making me your
wife.

(JACK TAKES A QUICK STEP BACK)

Well, let me tell you. It's not my
fault, and if you think I shall
ever bed another, you are sorely
mistaken.

At next port, I shall run away and
you'll never find me again.
Do you understand?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Sit down now, lass, or it'll be I
doing the whacking.
                                                            
Elena doesn't oblige him and awaits the lash with closed
eyes. Jack swivels around and takes one more drink, then
turns to face her again.
                                                            

46.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
You will not leave this cabin
again unless it be I who accompany
you. Until we have you in the
safe care of Miss Elizabeth Swann
in Port Royal, you will not cavort
with any of the crew unless I am
there to chaperon. Also, change
that dress and wear something
plainer and less revealing. Those
are not the clothes to wear
amongst this crew.

I'll say it again: No cavorting
with PIRATES!
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (HAUGHTILY)
And I will tell you again, sir: I
will not be staying with Miss
Swann. I have my own plans now.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (TESTY)
Your choice, missy. Believe what
you want; reality is a another
story.
                                                            
Elena turns her body away and hugs herself breaking into
tears, while Jack grabs his hat and stomps out of the room
slamming the door behind him. Elena throws herself on the
bed and outwardly sobs.
                                                            
 
EXT. JACK ON THE DECK OF ADVENTURESS - NIGHT
                                                            
The night air is invigorating. The stars and moon are
bright above and reflect off the rippling silvery sea. Jack
leans on the rail looking out. The smallest, faintest light
flashes. He looks intently but there's nothing there. He
rubs his tired eyes then heads to the stairs leading below
deck.
                                                            
 

47.

INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN-FEISTY LOVE SCENE - NIGHT
                                                            
Obviously tired, he holds tight to the rope as he slowly
descends the stairs. Torches are lit in the passageways
creating a soft glow.

As he approaches his door, many of his belongings lie
littered in front of it and along the tight passageway.

He frowns and his eyes dart to the door. He reaches for the
knob and turns it without success. It is locked. He
jiggles it once, twice, then violently shakes it.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Elena! Open this door. (NO ANSWER)
Elena, if you don't open said
door, I shall kick it in and make
you a VERY unhappy woman.
                                                            
Suddenly the latch falls and the door opens quietly. Elena
stands in the candlelight a fair distance from Jack dressed
in her night robe.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Woman, what lunacy is this?
                                                            
                       ELENA
My lord, it's not madness at all.
You said I shouldn't cavort with
pirates, so I won't. Just
following Captain's orders.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (EXASPERATED)
This is my cabin. Captain's
Quarters!
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (MATTER OF FACTLY)
Quite true. But YOU are a pirate
and I am lady, so it is obvious
you must find lodging elsewhere.
                                                            
Jack's usually animated face changes. Instead of anger he
appears calm or perhaps emotionless, a rarity for Jack. He
slowly moves closer to Elena as she slowly moves away and

48.

stops when the map table is between them and her back is
facing the door.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You delight in taunting me, girl,
don't you?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (NERVOUSLY)
No, my lord.
                                                            
Jack moves closer and in one quick movement slams both his
be-ringed hands on the table causing Elena to jump and run
for the door. Jack is quicker and he steps on her long night
robe and she stumbles. He grabs her waist and pulls her up,
kicks the door shut and slams her against it.
                                                            
                       ELENA
You're hurting me!
                                                            
She turns her slender neck and head to avoid a slap as he
continues to hold her firmly against the door. Tears stream
down her pale cheeks.

Jack bends his head and gently kisses her tears and moves
his nose and mouth over her neck.

Elena's hands, pressed against his chest to push him off
relax. Suddenly she grasps his coat lapels and pulls him
even closer. She turns her head to look up at him and
lightly touches her lips to his. They stand for a few
seconds rapt in each other's presence, lips and noses moving
sensuously over each other's faces.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SOBBING)
My lord, I-- My Lord, I love you.
                                                            
Jack intensely kisses her while swiftly unlacing her robe
and pushing it off her bare shoulders. She tosses off his
hat and wantonly splays her fingers through his hair pulling
his face to her and wanting him completely.
                                                            
                                         FADE OUT.
                                                            
 

49.

EXT. DECK-MEETING THE MARIE CLEMONS AND FRIAR GERARD - DAY
                                                            
JACK STANDS MAJESTICALLY AT THE HELM, HIS LONG DARK,
PARTIALLY BRAIDED HAIR BLOWING IN THE ESCALATING WARM WIND.
HE BREATHES DEEPLY ENJOYING THE FRESH SALTY AIR. HE STILL
WEARS HIS BLUE COAT AND HIS HAT DESPITE THE HEAT. MR. GIBBS
APPROACHES.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SMILING)
Well, Cap'n, seems we're making
some headway with these winds
pick'n up and all. And we've got
our bearing?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING CONTENT
       AND DISTRACTED
       AND DREAMILY OUT
       TO SEA.)
We do.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (WITH FURROWED
       BROW)
Are ye all right, Cap'n?
                                                            
MR. GIBBS LOOKS AT CAPTAIN JACK'S FACE CLOSELY AND NARROWS
HIS EYES.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS (CONT'D)
Aye, it's the lass. She's gone
straight to your head, she has.
And from the looks of ye, to
another more vulnerable place.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Put it this way, mate, I'm happy.
                                                            
A LOUD CALL OF WARNING COMES FROM THE CROW'S NEST BY MARTIE.
                                                            
                       MARTY
There's company approach'n on the
port side! Cap'n, unknown ship
ahead on the port side!

            (MORE)

50.

                       MARTY (cont'd)
Can't see 'er colors!
                                                            
BOTH CAPTAIN JACK AND MR. GIBBS MOVE TO THE PORT SIDE,
PULLING OUT THEIR PERISCOPES TO HAVE A LOOK.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
She's a merchant ship. Not that
big. Probably carrying goodies to
the colonies.

Mr. Gibbs can you see any colors?
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Aye, she's a merchant, a'right.
Highly armed, to be sure. Let her
come closer and we'll see how she
waves.
                                                            
CAPTAIN JACK SHOUTS ORDERS FOR FULL ALERT AND GUARD, AND THE
CREW SCURRY ABOUT YELLING TO EACH OTHER LOUDLY. EACH
KNOWING THEIR POSITIONS.

.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SHOUTING)
On yer toes, ya lazy dogs! Man
yer stations and be alert to fire!
We've unknown company on the port
side. Be ready to give 'em a
hearty welcome!
                                                            
ELENA COMES ON DECK TO SEE WHAT THE RUCKUS IS ABOUT AND
APPROACHES CAPTAIN JACK.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Good morning, my lord. What is
it? Why the commotion? Are we in
danger?
                                                            
JACK, LOOKING THROUGH HIS PERISCOPE BESIDE MR. GIBBS, CLOSES
IT AND FACES ELENA. HE SMILES AND TAKES HER HANDS IN HIS
AND KISSES THEM. SHE SMILES. MR. GIBBS GLIMPSES AT THE TWO
AND BEAMS, THEN TURNS TO LOOK THROUGH HIS PERISCOPE AFTER
SHAKING HIS HEAD AND ROLLING HIS EYES.
                                                            

51.

                       MR. GIBBS
      (UNDER HIS BREATH)
Demmed knew it.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Elena, love, here's what I want ye
to do. Go to the cabin and stay
put 'til I come for you.

Now there's a ship off the port
side ahead, and we can't tell if
it be friend or foe. Savvy?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (PLEADING)
Can't I wait above deck 'til ye
know? It can only be friend, my
lord, since I'm French and
betrothed to a Spaniard.
                                                            
AT THE WORD "BETROTHED" JACK SCOWLS, THEN PULLS HER TO
HIMSELF, LOOKS DOWN AT HER PURE FACE AND SPEAKS OPENLY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
My dear innocent, Elena, we have
no friends from France or
otherwise. We're pirates, love,
and no one takes kindly to us.
Especially when we've abducted the
King's granddaughter.

It can get ugly, lass, and I want
your safety. Go to the cabin and
I'll keep ye informed. Unless,
you wish to go back home if it's a
French ship? I will honor that.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (EYES FLASHING RED)
NO! I don't want to go. Would ye
be rid of me so easily? I won't!
If it comes to that, I'll die with
you.
                                                            

52.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (DEEPLY TOUCHED)
Understood, love. Now listen to
me. Go to the cabin! Now!
                                                            
ELENA CURTSIES AND WITH ALACRITY HEADS FOR THE CABIN.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SHOUTING)
She's French, Cap'n! Our luck it
be the French!
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (MUTTERING)
Bloody hell.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Plainly, Cap'n, I say we take 'er.
T'would be a simple battle. And
I wager bounty a'plenty and a free
fer all.
                                                            
A FEW CREW MEMBERS STANDING IN EARSHOT VOICE THEIR
AGREEMENT.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Shall we now? Aye, I'm up to it.
                                                            
TAKING THE WHEEL AND SHOUTING TO THE CREW.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Full on, mates! Move up to 'er
and let's see what she's got! Be
ready to fire if she resists!
                                                            
THE ADVENTURESS APPROACHES AND THE MERCHANT TRIES TO FLEE.
LOADED WITH GUNS BUT NOT ENOUGH MAN-POWER. SHE'S TOO HEAVY
AND THE ADVENTURESS CATCHES UP.

HER NAME IS THE MARIE CLEMONS. OUT OF THE BLUE SHE FIRES A
CANNON BUT MISSES THE ADVENTURESS.

JACK SHOUTS TO THE CREW.
                                                            

53.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, a cordial greeting as I
expected. Easy! Up a little
closer. FIRE!
                                                            
THE ADVENTURESS FIRES THREE CANNONS AND USES THE SWIVEL GUNS
SUCCEEDING IN TWO DIRECT HITS. FIRE IS SEEN ON BOARD THE
MARIE CLEMONS AND THE MIZZEN MAST ABLAZE BEGINS TO FALL. THE
MARIE CLEMONS FIRES TWO MORE CANNONS, AGAIN MISSING THE
ADVENTURESS AND THE ADVENTURESS OBLIGES WITH ANOTHER ROUND
OF THREE.

THE MARIE CLEMONS IS NOW ABLAZE IN SEVERAL PLACES AND THE
WHITE FLAG OF DEFEAT IS RAISED.

THE ADVENTURESS PULLS UP AMID SHIP AND THE CREW THROW OUT
THE GRAPPLING HOOKS TO DRAW HER IN AND BOARD HER, ARMED TO
THE NINES. A GANG PLANK IS TOSSED ACROSS WHEN THE SHIPS ARE
ALMOST WITHIN ARM'S REACH OF EACH OTHER.

THE MARIE CLEMONS' CAPTAIN STANDS LOOKING QUITE PALE YET
WEARS DEFIANCE ON HIS FACE, WAITING TO MEET HIS ENEMIES
WHILE HIS CREW MEMBERS RUN AMOK TRYING TO PUT OUT THE
FLAMES.

ALONG SIDE THE CAPTAIN STANDS A VERY ASCETIC-LOOKING FRIAR
ROBED IN BROWN WITH THE TRADITIONAL SHAVED HEAD. AS THE CREW
FROM THE ADVENTURESS BOARD, GUNS AND CUTLASSES RAISED, THE
MONK KNEELS AND BEGINS TO PRAY HIS WORN WOODEN ROSARY.

LEAVING THE OTHER HALF OF HIS CREW ON THE ADVENTURESS, JACK
BOARDS AND FINDS THE MARIE CLEMONS' CAPTAIN AND HER CREW
HELD AT GUN AND DAGGER POINT.

THE MARIE CLEMONS' CAPTAIN SPEAKS TO JACK IN BROKEN ENGLISH.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN LAMONT
      (LOOKING DEFEATED)
So! It comes to this. I know who
you are, Captain Jack Sparrow!.
What would you have? All of it,
why of course. Why we can't be
rid of you blood-thirsty
miscreants forever escapes me. I
speak for my crew, take what you
want and leave us. There be no
woman aboard-- Ah-- What is
            (MORE)

54.

                       CAPTAIN LAMONT (cont'd)
this?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Nice thought. However --
                                                            
CAPTAIN LAMONT'S EYES WIDEN AND JACK PIVOTS TO SEE WHAT HE'S
GAWKING AT.

ELENA HAS WALKED THE GANGPLANK AND HAS COME ABOARD THE MARIE
CLEMONS.

JACK'S EYES ALSO WIDEN AND APPROACHES HER BEFORE SHE NEARS
THE GROUP. ANGER FLASHING IN HIS KOHL EYES.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (TRYING TO LOOK
       PAST JACK)
My lord, I think I know that
priest! My Lord, you can't--
                                                            
JACK CUTS HER OFF QUICKLY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WHISPERING)
Bugga.

Elena, get off this blasted ship
now or I'll toss you off!

(SHE TRIES TO REASON WITH HIM
AGAIN)

Avast! Not now, woman! Have you
lost your bleed'n mind! I'll not
have you interfer'n with this
business. That's an ORDER. Now GO!
                                                            
WITH A SAD AND SOLEMN FACE, ELENA TURNS TO WALK BACK ACROSS
THE GANGPLANK WITH MARTY ASSISTING HER.

A LOUD VOICE IS HEARD CALLING HER NAME AND SHE TURNS TO LOOK
AT THE SOURCE.

JACK SWAYS AROUND TO FACE IT, TOO, AND SEES THE FRIAR
APPROACHING ON HIS KNEES TO GET A LOOK AT ELENA.

55.


JACK MAKES A FACE OF BEWILDERMENT AND ADDRESSES THE FRIAR.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
On your feet, Mate! You know the
lady?
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
      (WITH HANDS IN
       PRAYER AND BOWING
       BEFORE JACK)
Oui, Oui. Would that be the lady,
Mlle. Elena Teresa Bourbon,
Capitan?
                                                            
ELENA HEARING BROTHER GERARD'S FAMILIAR VOICE RUNS TO HIM
AND EMBRACES HIM. SPEAKING IN FRENCH.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Father Gerard, my dear. This is
impossible here in the middle of
the sea. Are you well? I will
take care of you, Father.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
      (HOLDING ELENA'S
       FACE AND KISSING
       BOTH CHEEKS.)
My dear child. We have been so
worried for you. I was going to
the missions and hoping, beyond
hope, to find you. King Louis has
sent ships to search for you. Have
you been harmed in any way? You
look well, glowing, my child.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (BEAMING AND
       CANDIDLY)
My dear, Father, I am well and in
good care. Do not think badly of
Captain Sparrow. He is so good.
He saved me from the harshest of
conditions and brutalist of men.
He is good and I love him.
                                                            

56.

FRIAR GERARD STEPS BACK AGHAST AT HER LAST REMARK. HE LOOKS
AT CAPTAIN SPARROW AND FROWNS THEN ADDRESSES HIM.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
      (BROKEN ENGLISH.)
Capitan, tell me you have not hurt
this child. She is an innocent
and betrothed by King Louis. Tell
me she is still so. It was I who
baptized her and gave her First
Holy Communion.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, she is an innocent and shall
always remain so. However, she
shall not marry this-- This
Spaniard.

She stays with me by choice.
                                                            
ELENA MOVES QUICKLY TO JACK'S SIDE AND THROWS HER ARMS
AROUND HIS WAIST, LOOKING UP AT HIM AND PLEADING. JACK
KEEPS HIS EYES ON THE FRIAR AND CAPTAIN LAMONT.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (FALLING ON HER
       KNEES.)
My lord, please let them go.
Please don't hurt them. Take the
goods, if you wish, but let them
go. Do no harm for me, my lord,
for me.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (IGNORING HER)
Marty! Take this lady to the
Adventuress and lock her up in the
cabin. I've had quite enough of
her foolishness.
                                                            
MARTY APPROACHES ELENA WHO BURSTS OUT IN SOBS AS SHE IS LED
AWAY. HER SOBS ARE NOT QUIET AND HEARD BY ALL. JACK ROLLS
HIS EYES, LOOKING QUITE PAINED. FRIAR GERARD TAKES NOTE.
JACK GAINS FULL CONTROL AGAIN AND ADDRESSES THE CREW.
                                                            

57.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SHARPLY)
Take the goods and leave the crew
to fend for themselves.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
In all due respect, Capitan, I
must stay with my ward. She is
like a daughter to me. I will not
go without her.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Then you shall not. However, she
is not your ward, but mine. Savvy?
She will be happy for your
company, to be sure.
                                                            
FRIAR GERARD CROSSES THE GANGPLANK TO THE ADVENTURESS WHILE
JACK'S CREW TRANSFERS THE MARIE CLEMONS'S BOUNTY.

THE ADVENTURESS TAKES ITS LEAVE WITH SOME FINE TREASURES AND
THE CREW HAPPILY RUMMAGE THROUGH IT, DIVVYING IT UP AS PER
THEIR STATION ON BOARD.

THE MARIE CLEMONS, NOW IN THE DISTANT SEA, EMITS SMALL
STREAMS OF SMOKE, HER FIRES FINALLY CALMING.
                                                            
 
EXT. DECK-CAPTAIN TEAGUE--BEFORE SUNSET - DAY
                                                            
JACK JOINS THE REST OF THE CREW IN THE MERRIMENT OF SUCCESS
AND THE RUM BEGINS TO FLOW FREELY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SATISFIED)
Well, mates, we've already run
into a bit of luck on our journey.
Seems a bigger treasure than
expected. Why look at those
cloths. Very fine.
                                                            
JACK AND SEVERAL OF HIS MATES FEEL THE SATINY BURGUNDY
MATERIAL SPUN WITH GOLD THREAD.

FRIAR GERARD APPROACHES LOOKING SOLEMN. THEY SEE HIS SERIOUS
FACE AND THEIR SPIRITS DAMPEN.
                                                            

58.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Now, don't tell me how wicked I am
and that I'll shoot like a rocket
to hell when I die.

Have a little fun, mate. Look at
the bright side, you found the
girl safe.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
      (WITH AUTHORITY)
Go ahead with your clever remarks
and enjoy yer cavorting, but
forget not the entire French navy
is looking for "my girl."

Or shall I say "your girl,"
Capitan, for I believe you have
already ravished her.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Nonsense! She-- She-- She
ravished me. Look at her, mate.
Even a monk can't be blind
to--that!
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
That's what I'm saying.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You don't know her "other side."
That is only mine to know, savvy.
We understand each other then.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
Tell that to the hangman when you
are--how you say--"danc'n the
hempen jig."
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ROLLING HIS EYES)
You know our language, I see. And
I shall tell him.

Doom and gloom. Fire and
brimstone. Do you talk of joy at
            (MORE)

59.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
all? Leave us to our merriment.
                                                            
BROTHER GERARD WALKS AWAY SHAKING HIS HEAD AND LOOKING OUT
TO SEA SPOTS ANOTHER SHIP ASIDE THEIRS. HIS EYES WIDEN AND
HE HURRIES BACK TO CAPTAIN JACK AND THE CREW.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
Capitan! You may be addressing
the hangman sooner than you think!
We have visitors! Man the decks,
hoist the sails, be ready to fire!
NOW!
                                                            
JACK AND THE CREW GAWK AT HIM AND CHUCKLE. THEN MR. GIBBS
STEPS UP AND HIS EYES POP WIDE.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Shiver me timbers! If that holy
weasel be tell'n the truth.

Capt'n! He be right!
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WITH ALACRITY)
Chop! Chop! You know the drill,
mates. Friend or foe? Who-- What
is it?
                                                            
JACK RUNS TO THE STARBOARD SIDE AND SEES THE SHIP WITHIN A
FEW YARDS OF THE ADVENTURESS FLYING THE ROGER. HE STOPS AND
SMILES, THEN GRIMACES AND GETS A LOOK OF INNER TURMOIL ON
HIS FACE, EYES LOOKING DOWN AND DARTING SIDE TO SIDE. HE
BITES HIS FINGERNAIL AND SWALLOWS LIKE HE'S GOT TO FACE
SOMETHING AWFUL. THEN GAINS HIS COMPOSURE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
At ease, mates. It be Captain
Teague. My-- (SWALLOWING HARD) My
father.

(MAKING A FACE OF DREAD)

But hide the booty!
                                                            

60.

THIS TIME THE GRAPPLING HOOKS ARE THROWN UNTO HIS SHIP AND
JONATHAN YELLS TO JACK.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Fancy meeting Dad out in the
middle of the sea, brother! Come
on, Jackie, as our sire beckons
us.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WHISPERING LOUDLY
       TO MR. GIBBS)
Definitely hide the booty--and
ELENA!
                                                            
AT CLOSE RANGE A GANG PLANK IS THROWN ACROSS FROM THE WORTHY
WITCH, CAPTAIN TEAGUE'S SHIP. JACK SWAGGERS ACROSS LIKE
WALKING A TIGHT ROPE. JONATHAN IS CLOSE BEHIND, LOOKING
EVEN MORE COMICAL.

SEVERAL OF THE WITCH'S CREW MEMBERS SWING OVER TO THE
ADVENTURESS TO MEET JACK'S CREW.

CAPTAIN TEAGUE STANDS TALL AGAINST THE WIND, WATCHING HIS
NUTTY SONS WALK THE GANGPLANK BUT SHOWS NO EMOTION. HIS
FACE IS WEATHERED FROM LONG YEARS AT SEA AND DAUNTINGLY
FORMIDABLE.

JACK APPROACHES HIS FATHER AND JONATHAN SMILES AND OPENS HIS
ARMS TO CAPTAIN TEAGUE, WHO INSTEAD OF EMBRACING HIM, WHACKS
HIM IN THE HEAD. JONATHAN FROWNS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
That be fer the last time I saw
ye. Forgot to do it then.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (CHEERILY)
Dad! Fancy us meeting in the
middle of nowhere. Why, where's
your heading?

You look--well.
                                                            

61.

                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Enough questions, boy. What'd ye
get from that merchant you just
raided?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (RETICENTLY)
Oh, that. Not much, really. A
few bobbles and this or that.
Haven't took much notice. Oh, I
know, we got a monk.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
You lie, boy. When do ye plan on
paying me back yer debts? This be
the time, boy.
                                                            
AT THAT VERY MOMENT, CAPTAIN TEAGUE'S FIRST MATE BRINGS
ELENA ABOARD TO CAPTAIN TEAGUE. BROTHER GERARD IS CLOSE
BEHIND LIKE A PIT BULL KEEPING CLOSE WATCH ON HIS MISTRESS.
JACK HEARS HER TINKLING VOICE AND KNOWS SHE'S COMING.

CAPTAIN TEAGUE SPOTS ELENA APPROACHING BEHIND JACK AND
REMAINS EMOTIONLESS. JONATHAN WHIPS UP THE CHARM IN HER
PRESENCE AND BOWS DOWN LOW WHEN ELENA REACHES THEM. JACK IS
OUTWARDLY FLUSTERED AT HIS BROTHER, LOOKING QUITE DISGUSTED.

HIS FIRST MATE STOPS AND SILENTLY WAITS FOR CAPTAIN TEAGUE
TO BECKON HIM FORWARD.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
So, only a monk, aye? Interesting
how I know you, son.

No treasure at all, then?
                                                            
SUDDENLY ELENA WIGGLES OUT OF THE FIRST MATE'S GRIP AND RUNS
TO JACK. HER HEAD BARELY COMES TO HIS MID CHEST AND SHE
HOISTS HER ARMS AROUND HIM FROM BEHIND. HOLDING HIM AS IF
FOR DEAR LIFE. SHE HIDES HER HEAD IN HIS COAT. JACK MAKES
AN AWKWARD FACE LIKE A BOY CAUGHT IN A LIE. HE GRIMACES.

CAPTAIN TEAGUE SIZES HER UP AND KNOWS SHE'S A REFINED LADY.
                                                            

62.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WITH A FAKE SMILE)
Well-- Huh, hum. She's not part
of the booty. Er-- Ah-- She's
my-- She's mine. I bid 21--
Twenty-two doubloon for her!
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Wanted her that bad, did ya.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Wouldn't give 'er to Barbossa!
Couldn't let him have her.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Smart boy.
                                                            
ELENA TAKES HER HEAD FROM JACK'S COAT AND SIZES UP CAPTAIN
TEAGUE. SHE SEES A SHRUNKEN HEAD ON HIS BELT AND CANDIDLY
SPEAKS.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Sir, what is that you wear on your
belt? Why it's a shrunken head.
An enemy I suppose?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
You could say that. It's Jackie
and Johnny's mum.
                                                            
ELENA'S EYES WIDEN AND SHE RELEASES JACK, COMING AROUND TO
FACE HIM, HANDS ON HER HIPS. SHE GLARES AT HIM, THEN SMILES
AND REACHES UP AND RUNS HER HANDS OVER HIS HANDSOME FACE AND
HER FINGERS THROUGH HIS LONG HAIR. SHE SPEAKS TO HIM IN
FRENCH, WHICH HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND. ALTHOUGH CAPTAIN
TEAGUE DOES.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SOFTLY AND GENTLY)
If you even think of carrying
around my shrunken head, I'll slit
your throat with your own cutlass,
or maybe I'll strangle you with
those filty ropes you call hair.
                                                            

63.

JACK SMILES DOWN AT HER, ENJOYING HER TOUCH, WHILE CAPTAIN
TEAGUE LETS OUT A HEARTY LAUGH. JONATHAN DOESN'T UNDERSTAND
EITHER. ELENA TURNS TO LOOK AT CAPTAIN TEAGUE AND HE SMILES
AND WINKS AT HER. HE SPEAKS TO HER IN FRENCH.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Take care of my boy, lass, as he
has a tendency of getting himself
into more than he can handle on a
regular basis.
                                                            
ELENA SMILES BACK AND CURTSIES BEFORE CAPTAIN TEAGUE. SHE
TURNS AND WALKS HAUGHTILY AWAY TOWARD THE GANGPLANK WHEN
JONATHAN CATCHES HER ARM AND KISSES HER HAND. SHE SMILES UP
AT HIM AND HE IS VISIBLY ENAMOURED BY HER. THEY STRIKE UP
CONVERSATION AND HE WALKS HER BACK TO THE ADVENTURESS.
BROTHER GERARD DOESN'T LIKE IT OR TRUST HIM ONE BIT AND IS
CLOSE ON THEIR TAILS LISTENING TO EVERY WORD SPOKEN BETWEEN
THEM.

JACK SMILES AS HE WATCHES BROTHER GERARD CHAPERONING THE
TWO.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Suddenly I'm glad the strange
little man came aboard.
                                                            
CAPTAIN TEAGUE STARES DOWN AT JACK AND CRACKS AN AWKWARD
SMILE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Show me the goods, boy, and then
we'll drink to debts well paid.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Right. But then we're square.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
I'll be mak'n that call.

Where ye off to this time?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
The Agua De Vida. (WHISPERING)
I've got the map.
                                                            

64.

                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Been there, son. Take heed of the
signs on the map as they be
rightly true.

Get what ye need and get out
quickly.

And yer heading there why?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
At Elizabeth Swann's request, to
get the water to free Will Turner
from the Flying Dutchman as he's
been accursed there the past ten
years. Seems they have a son he
doesn't know about and--
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Will Turner! He's been in the
locker for many a year. He's your
mum's sister's husband. Is that
who ya mean, boy?
                                                            
JACK STEPS BACK SURPRISED.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You mean Will Turner the first is
my uncle? I'm talk'n 'bout his
son, Will Turner II.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN TEAGUE
Pay attention, son. It be the
elder I be talk'n 'bout.
(THOUGHTFULLY) I heard he had a
son.

The elder be a fine friend so
while yer there, get him out too,
and don't disappoint me, boy.
                                                            
CAPTAIN TEAGUE AND JACK CROSS OVER TO THE ADVENTURESS TO SEE
THE GOODS. A LARGE SCRUFFY DOG FOLLOWS CAPTAIN TEAGUE
ACROSS. ON THE ADVENTURESS, ELENA IS ENCHANTED BY JONATHAN
AND HIS CHARM AND HANDSOME LOOKS. THE DOG SNIFFS AT HER AND
SHE PATS HIM UP AND FINDS HIM SOME TREATS. THE DOG LICKS

65.

HIS NEW BEST FRIEND'S FACE. JONATHAN LEANS BACK AND BROODS
THAT THE DOG HAS TAKEN HER ATTENTION FROM HIM.

BROTHER GERARD KEEPS HIS DISTANCE BUT WATCHES INTENTLY.

JONATHAN ENGAGES ELENA AGAIN AND TAKES HER HANDS AND PULLS
HER A BIT CLOSER.

BROTHER GERARD LEANS FORWARD.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
How did a lass of your great
beauty and esteem get yerself
entangled with my brother?

Believe me, he's quite disgusting.
Never bathes. I'm sure his hair
is crawl'n with pests--lice,
mites, rat droppings, whatever.

Never washes his clothes either,
and worst of all, he's obsessed
with fartin'.

Pardon me, my lady, but it's true.
He's always doing it--like
there's someth'n wrong with his
entrails. Completely repulsive to
be sure.

He's not worth the trouble, love.

Now I'm quite different, love. I
like my person and effects tidy at
all times.

I know yer a princess, right.
Well, come with me and I'll make
you my queen. Very few compare
with your rare charm and beauty
and sweetness--
                                                            
JONATHAN IS BLUNTLY INTERRUPTED BY A TAPPING ON HIS SHOULDER
AND TURNS TO SEE JACK WITH CUTLASS DRAWN TWIRLING IT ABOUT
IN HIS FINGERS.
                                                            

66.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Such superfluous trifles that
don't make a man.
                                                            
JONATHAN CRINGES, KNOWING THE TAPPING WAS THE CUTLASS. HE
SMILES SIDEWAYS AT JACK, THEN RELEASES ELENA AND PUTS HIS
HANDS UP IN SURRENDER.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (PLAYFULLY)
Without a word, brother. I
thoroughly get your POINT.
Although, tis true I've never seen
ya this way about a lass before.

Keep a weathered eye, Jack. She's
above ya, man. Any man would be
snatch'n 'er up without a mind's
thought. They be driven to do so
by baser parts of the body that
have noth'n to do with think'n,
but feel'n.
                                                            
JONATHAN MAKES A COMICAL, SLIGHTLY OBSCENE GESTURE. JACK IS
READY TO BOOT HIM.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I could always depend on you,
Jonathan, for sound advice. And
now you may take your leave--
Without the lady.
                                                            
JONATHAN TURNS AND AGAIN BOWS TO ELENA AND KISSES HER HAND.
AS HE IS BENT, SHE AFFECTIONATELY PULLS HIS FACE DOWN AND
KISSES BOTH HIS CHECKS. JONATHAN'S FACE GOES SERIOUS AND
JACK SCOWLS.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (CHIVALROUSLY)
Until we meet again, my queen.
Remember, I am at your service
should you need--
                                                            

67.

JACK SHOVES HIM WITH HIS BOOT AND JONATHAN TURNS AND GLARES
AT JACK. THEN STOMPS AWAY.

JACK MUMBLES LOUD ENOUGH FOR JONATHAN TO HEAR.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Any servicing she'll be need'n
will be done by me, brother. Take
heed.

(TO HIMSELF) Bloody hound! Always,
putt'n his nose into my bloody
affairs.
                                                            
BROTHER GERARD SMILES CONTENTEDLY AND RESPECTFULLY AT JACK.

ELENA EMBRACES JACK FROM BEHIND AND WHISPERS TO HIM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (WITH PASSION)
I care nothing of what Jonathan
says of you. I could never get
enough of you, Jack. You can have
me anytime, anywhere.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING DOWN AT
       ELENA SEDUCTIVELY)
How's about right now, love,
captain's quarters? That's an
order.
                                                            
FADE OUT.
                                                            
 
INT. MAP TABLE, CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS - DAY
                                                            
MR. GIBBS AND JACK ARE BENT OVER THE MAP STUDYING IT
INTENTLY WHILE DRINKING RUM.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Jack, it's been days and noth'n.
Are ye sure we've our rightful
heading?
                                                            

68.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
Have I failed ye once, mate? We've
followed this bloody map to the
finest detail. Mr. Gibbs, I do
know how to follow a map with an
ordinary compass.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
True Cap'n, true. It's just the
crew-- And I, sir, be gett'n a
bit antsy with no end in sight and
we be think'n the lass has--
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (TERSELY)
Well, your think'n is skewed. Not
yer business, me and the lass.
That has nothing to--
                                                            
THE SHIP SUDDENLY LURCHES DRAMATICALLY. JACK AND MR. GIBBS
HOLD TIGHTLY TO THE TABLE. PENTIL BURSTS INTO THE CABIN
HIGHLY FLUSTERED.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (ANXIOUSLY)
Ye better come, Capt'n. Ye better
be see'n this com'n our way. Our
very lives be in danger. HURRY!
                                                            
MR. GIBBS AND JACK LOOK AT EACH OTHER EERILY AND SCURRY TO
THE UPPER DECK.
                                                            
 
EXT. DECK--STORM AHEAD-SIRENS' CALL - DAY
                                                            
ON THE DECK THEY FIND THE CREW PULLING IN THE SAILS AND
BATTENING DOWN THE HATCHES. THERE'S AN EERIE MIST COVERING
THE SUN BUT NO OBVIOUS CLOUDS ABOVE THEM. JACK GOES TO THE
PORT SIDE TO HAVE A LOOK AHEAD.

A FEW MILES OUT IS AN ENORMOUS SWELL COMING THEIR WAY. IT'S
LIKE A DIVIDER -- THE WAVE SEPARATING THEIR CALM AND AN
INCREDIBLE THRASHING STORM. BEYOND THE SWELL ARE GIANT
WAVES CRASHING IN ALL DIRECTIONS UPON THEMSELVES AND
SCATTERED THROUGHOUT ARE PATCHES OF CALM POOLS THAT ARE SO
STILL THEY RESEMBLE MIRROR, WHILE SOME HAVE WHIRLPOOLS

69.

WITHIN THEIR CENTERS. UPON THE GREAT WAVES SPIN MINIATURE
TWISTERS AND EDDIES, SPEWING OUT SPARKLING SPRAY AS THEY
DANCE OVER THE TUMULTOUS SEA AND SERENE POOLS. THE WATER IS
A RAINBOW OF COLORS. BEYOND THE STORM, AT THE HORIZON, LONG
HORIZONTAL CLOUDS STREAK ACROSS THE SKY--RED, BLUE, GREEN,
ORANGE, PURPLE.

A VERY FAINT HIGH-PITCHED SOUND CAN BE HEARD LIKE THE VOICES
OF A WOMEN'S CHOIR. AS THEY APPROACH IT HEIGHTENS AND SOME
OF THE CREW COVER THEIR EARS, THE SOUND IS CHILLING.

JACK TAKES A DEEP BREATH, AND FEARFULLY SHOUTS TO THE CREW
TO GET BELOW DECK.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SHOUTING)
The Sea of Despair, Mates! Draw
in her sails and take cover. We'll
have to ride it out, lads! It's on
the map. Get below and cover your
ears. It's the Sirens' call'n!
Tie yerselves down. We're gett'n
closer. CHOP! CHOP! MOVE!
                                                            
THE CREW, COVERING THEIR EARS FROM THE PIECING CHORUS,
SCURRY AND SLIDE BELOW DECK CLOSING THE HATCHES. JACK AND
MR. GIBBS JOIN THEM.
                                                            
 
INT. CAPTAIN'S CABIN - DAY
                                                            
ELENA IS AT THE MAP TABLE HOLDING ON TIGHTLY TO ITS TOP AND
TRYING DESPERATELY TO READ THE MAP AS THE SHIP BEGINS
THRUSTING BACK AND FORTH. JACK ENTERS THE CABIN, THE DOOR
SLAMMING BEHIND HIM. SEEING JACK'S FEARFUL FACE AND HOLDING
HIS HANDS TO HIS EARS, ELENA STAGGERS TO HIM AND LIFTS ONE
OF HIS HANDS AND SCREAMS IN HIS EAR.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (YELLING)
I know what yer hearing! It's the
Sirens! Don't let them get to
you, my lord. It will drive you
mad. I hear it, but I'm
uneffected. Keep your ears
covered. According to the map it
won't last long. I'll tell the
            (MORE)

70.

                       ELENA (cont'd)
crew.
                                                            
ELENA LURCHES AND STAGGERS OUT OF THE CABIN TO INFORM THE
CREW.

JACK PULLS HIS DAGGER AND CUTS UP AN EDGE OF HIS BED SHEETS
TO SMALL PIECES AND STUFFS THEM IN HIS EARS. THEN HE WRAPS
HIS HEAD TO COVER HIS EARS WITH SEVERAL SCARVES. HE TRIPS
OVER TO THE MAP AND CONFIRMS WHAT ELENA SAID IS TRUE THEN
ROLLS TOWARD AND FLOPS ONTO HIS BUNK.

A FEW MINUTES PASS AND ELENA RETURNS AND IS THROWN INTO THE
BUNK WITH HIM. SHE LIFTS ONE EAR COVERING AND AGAIN SCREAMS
INTO HIS EAR.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I've had the crew do the same, my
lord and tied 'em--best I
could--to their bunks. I'll tie
you in, then myself.
                                                            
JACK COMPREHENDS THEN CLOSES HIS EYES AND LIES PERFECTLY
STILL AS THE SHIP BEGINS ITS SERIOUSLY ROCKING AND ROILING
MOTION. ELENA TIES THEM IN WITH ROPES AND BEDDING. SHE
SNUGGLES CLOSE TO HIM AND HOLDS HIM TIGHTLY AS THEY RIDE OUT
THE STORM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (WHISPERING)
I'll let no Siren have you, my
lord. They'll have to deal with
me first and fight me for ye.
                                                            
THE SHIP IS TOSSED UNCONTROLLABLY, AND ELENA LOSES HER GRIP
ON JACK. EVERYTHING FADES TO DARKNESS.
                                                            
 
EXT. SEA ROCKS--SIRENS - DAY
                                                            
THERE ON THE ROCKS CLOSE TO SHORE SIT THREE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG
SIRENS. WITHOUT WORDS THEY BECKON JACK CLOSER. HE OBLIGES.

ONE CATCHES JACK'S EYE.

GLITTERING AQUAMARINE EYES ARE BECKONING. BEAUTIFUL LARGE

71.

ALMOND-SHAPED EYES ARE CALLING JACK.

THELEXIEPIA SITS WITH HER EQUALLY ENTICING SISTERS ON THE
JAGGED BLACK ROCKS. THE FOAMY WHITE WAVES SEND THEIR SPRAY
UP HIGH AS THE TRIOS' TAILS PLAY.

THELXIEPIA'S DAMP BLONDE-BLUE HAIR FALLS DOWN OVER SLIM
TONED SHOULDERS, HIDING HER SMALL PALE BREASTS. WOVEN INTO
HER EXOTIC HAIR ARE STRINGS OF MINIATURE SNOWY STARFISH. A
TINY CURVED WAIST IS ENCIRCLED WITH STRANDS OF DAZZLING
PEARLS-PINK, IVORY, SILVER, BLUE, BLACK. LOW ON HER PELVIS
AND THIGHS BEGIN THE IRIDESCENT RAINBOW-LIKE SCALES THAT
LEAD TO HER LONG SPARKLING TAIL AND FINS.

SHE SMILES AT JACK AND HER EQUALLY ENTICING SISTERS LAUGH
AND SPLASH HER WITH THEIR FINS TEASINGLY. HER TEETH ARE
PURE WHITE PEARLS IN A FULL SENSUOUS MOUTH. SHE SHOOTS BACK
A SPLASH AT HER SISTERS WITH A GLARE AND AGAIN SMILES BACK
AT JACK.

JACK IS NOW STANDING ON THE ROCKS LOOKING DOWN AT THE THREE.
THE SISTERS WHISPER AS THEY LOOK UP AT HIM, GIGGLING AND
SPLASHING AT HIM.

THELEXIEPIA EXTENDS HER HAND TO HELP HIM STEP DOWN THE
ROCKS. HE TAKES IT, SOFT AND COOL. HER SLIM LONG FINGERS
WRAP AROUND HIS HAND AND PULL HIM CLOSER. WITH HER OTHER
HAND SHE HOLDS AN INTRICATELY ENGRAVED, ROUND TINY
BRONZE-LIKE BOX AND OFFERS IT TO HIM. HE TAKES IT AND PUTS
IT IN IN HIS COAT, TOO ENAMORED WITH HER TO OPEN IT. HER
NOW EMPTY HAND OPEN AND INVITING. HER HEAD IS PERCHED
UPWARD WITH LIPS SEDUCTIVELY PARTED. TACITLY BEGGING A
KISS.

THE ENTICING MUSIC OF THE SEA, LIKE A THOUSAND FLUTES AND
HARPS, DRAWS HIM CLOSER AND HE STEPS DOWN CLOSER TAKING THAT
HAND.

SUDDENLY THELEXIEPIA'S SMILE FADES. A SECOND OF ANGER
FLASHES ACROSS HER EXOTIC FACE AS SHE LOOKS BEYOND JACK.
JACK TURNS TO LOOK AT THE OBJECT OF HER ATTENTION. UP ON
THE ROCKS STANDS A GIRL. SO BEAUTIFUL AND ETHEREAL: VENUS
RISING FROM HER SHELL. THE BRILLIANT SUN BEHIND HER
OUTLINES HER EXQUISITE WOMEN'S TORSO AND LONG SLIM LEGS. A
HALO OF SHINING MAHOGANY HAIR BLOWS IN THE GENTLE SEA
BREEZE, THE CURLS HANG PAST HER WAIST HIDING THOSE SACRED

72.

AREAS OF JACK'S DESIRE.

SHE TOO SMILES A MOST DAZZLING SMILE THAT LIGHTS HER FACE
LIKE THE SUN SHE IS ONE WITH. BEGUILING AND INNOCENT.

HE TURNS HIS BODY TO GO TO HER, TRYING TO STEP UP ON THE
ROCKS, BUT IS HELD BY THE EXOTIC SIREN.

LILTINGLY ELENA SINGS AMONGST THE ENTICING MUSIC, HER VOICE
SOFT AND BELL-LIKE:
                                                            
                       ELENA
KISS ME, MY LOVE.
JACK, COME KISS ME.
KISS ME, MY LOVE, MY LOVE

KISS ME, MY LOVE.
FOREVER, I'LL LOVE THEE.
KISS ME, MY ONE TRUE LOVE.
                                                            
JACK SMILES AT ELENA AND PULLS HARD TO RELEASE HIS HANDS
FROM THE THELEXIEPIA, BUT CAN'T ESCAPE HER GRIP. HE FROWNS
AND TURNS TO HER AND SMILES WHILE PULLING AWAY.

THE EXOTIC BEAUTY PULLS HIM HARDER AS SHE SLOWLY MORPHS
BEFORE HIM. THE BLUE-BLOND HAIR ONCE WAVING IN THE BALMY
AIR SLOWLY BEGINS UNDULATING IN SYNC WITH THE SEA CURRENT,
THE COLOR DARKENS AND MOVES UNNATURALLY, TWISTING INTO DEEP
GREEN SEA WORMS, THE TINY SNOW WHITE STARFISH THIN AND
STRETCH INTO BLACK SEA SPIDERS MOVING FREELY ABOUT THE
WORMS. THE ONCE SENSUOUS FULL LIPS SHRINK THIN, SMALL AND
FISH LIKE, WHILE THE AQUAMARINE ALMOND EYES WIDEN TO GLASSY
EMOTIONLESS CLEAR BULGING ORBS.

JACK GASPS WITH FEAR AND STRUGGLES TO FREE HIMSELF.
SHIVERING ENGULFS HIM AND HE PALLORS FROM THE ICY GRIP. HE
PEERS DOWN AT HIS OWN BLUISH HANDS, NOT HELD BY LOVELY
FINGERS BUT THE PRAWNS OF A LOBSTER.

HE YELPS WITH PAIN AND HIS GAZE FALLS TO THE WATER BENEATH
THE ROCKS NOW RED WITH BLOOD. THELEXIEPIA'S SISTERS ARE IN
THE WATER LOOKING LIKE THE CREATURE CLUTCHING HIM. IN THEIR
CLAWS THEY HOLD AND CHEW HUMAN FLESH WITH YELLOWED
NEEDLE-LIKE BLOODY TEETH. BOBBING IN THE WATER NEAR THEM
FLOATS THE GRIZZLY BLEEDING HEAD OF ONE OF HIS CREW MATES.
JACK PANICS, HIS KOHL EYES FLASHING WITH UNCONTROLLED FEAR

73.

AND BEGINS A LIFE AND DEATH TUG-OF-WAR FIGHT WITH HIS
CAPTURE.
                                                            
                       SIREN PEISINOE
      (SPITTING OUT AN
       EAR AND HISSING)
Leucosia, don't you just hate the
heads?
                                                            
                       SIREN LEUCOSIA
      (NIBBLING ON AN
       EYEBALL)
Not too bad. Ummm, tastes a bit
like to Cuddle fish.
                                                            
ELENA'S WARM ARMS ENCIRCLE HIS WAIST. WITH ALL HIS MIGHT HE
FIGHTS TO FREE HIMSELF FROM THE PINCHER'S, BUT HIS SOAKED
BOOTS SLIP ON THE ALGAED WET ROCKS AS CRIMSON WAVES SWEEP
OVER THEM LEAVING BEHIND DEATH'S FOAM.

HE STRUGGLES TO TURN HIS BODY TOWARD THE WARMTH OF THE
EMBRACE, THE SUN AND LIFE. ELENA'S BEAUTIFUL GOLDEN EYES
LOOK LONGINGLY INTO HIS, HER INNOCENT FACE IS CLOSE ALMOST
TOUCHING HIS. SHE STANDS STRONG AND WITH ONE SMALL HAND
TIGHTLY AROUND HIM SHE CRADLES HIS HEAD IN HER BOSOM AND
DRAWS HIS LIPS TO HERS.

JACK'S BODY BEGINS TO SURRENDER TO THE PULL OF THE MONSTER
CLUTCHING HIM, BUT HIS LIPS AND EYES WANT ELENA. LIKE A
GODDESS SHE BENDS DOWN AND KISSES HIM LIGHTLY AND SWEETLY.
JACK CLOSES HIS EYES AND DRAWS IN THAT KISS. THE ICY GRIP
LEAVES HIM AND HE FADES INTO A PLACE OF LIGHT AND WARMTH AND
ECSTASY.
                                                            
 
EXT. WHITE SANDY BEACH-ESCAPING THE SIRENS - DAY
                                                            
JACK AWAKENS ON THE BEACH, SHIELDS HIS EYES FROM THE
BLASTING SUN, AND FEELS SOMETHING HEAVY ON HIS CHEST. HE
LOOKS DOWN TO FIND ELENA'S ARMS LOCKED AROUND HIM. HE LIFTS
HIMSELF UP AND SHAKES ELENA TO SEE IF SHE IS ALIVE. SHE
BEGINS TO COUGH AND HE TRIES TO ROLL HER OVER ON HER SIDE TO
HELP HER BREATH, BUT SHE DOESN'T LET GO. HE PRIES HER
FINGERS OFF HIS ARMS AND COAT AND TURNS HER. SHE IS IN
NOTHING BUT HER NIGHT SHIFT, WHICH CLINGS TO HER CURVES. SHE
BEGINS COUGHING, SPITS UP WATER AND WRETCHES. FINALLY SHE

74.

SITS UP AND SHAKES HER HEAD TO CLEAR IT. WHEN SHE SEES JACK
SHE SMILES.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SLEEPILY)
Are we alive?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, love, very much alive.
                                                            
ELENA GRASPS JACK INTENSELY TO HERSELF WITH TEARY EYES
WELLING UP ON SUNBURNED CHEEKS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (HOLDING HANDS UP)
What's this?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (WIPING NOSE)
I thought I lost you to THEM!
Thanks be to God. (CROSSES
HERSELF)
                                                            
SUDDENLY JACK LOOKS DEFENSIVE AND EDGY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
To whom?
                                                            
                       ELENA
The Sirens, of course.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
What Sirens?
                                                            
                       ELENA
The ones on the rocks.
                                                            
JACK'S EYES FLASH AND DART IN CONFUSION.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SCRATCHING HIS
       FACE)
Funny, I dreamt of them too.
                                                            

75.

                       ELENA
      (LOOKING
       INCREDULOUS)
T'was no dream.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
T'was a nightmare.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (GLARING)
No, my lord. You were on the
rocks ready to go with HER. HMMPH.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (NON-CHALANTLY)
Strange we should have the same
dream. But it was nothing more.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (EXASPERATED)
No. You were willing to forget me
for just another pretty--TAIL!
                                                            
ELENA QUICKLY STANDS UP, HANDS ON HIPS AND BLAZING MAD.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ROLLING EYES)
It's all right, lass. Don't get
yerself in a tizzy. (SUDDEN
DAWNING) Ah hah! If it were real,
I'd have a small box in my coat
pock--
                                                            
JACK REACHES IN HIS COAT POCKET AND PULLS OUT THE SMALL BOX.
FEAR AND AWE FLASH ACROSS HIS FACE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WHISPERING IN AWE)
Well, kiss the gunner's daughter!
Blast it all, yer right. (MAKING
A FACE) I didn't say that.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SMUGLY)
Right? Can ya say that again.
                                                            

76.

JACK LOOKS AT HER BLANDLY AND AGAIN ROLLS HIS EYES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Of course, love, yer always right.
Right?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (LAUGHING AT HIM)
Right.
                                                            
JACK LOOKS HER OVER SEDUCTIVELY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Saucy witch. Where's yer dress?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (BITING NAIL AND
       SITTING BACK DOWN)
I'm not quite sure. (THINKING
ALOUD) I was in the sea and then
on the sand near the rocks. I
heard some beautiful music coming
from the rocks so I went to look.
There I saw you talking to a
beautiful mermaid. Her two
beautiful sisters were with her.
Then she took your hands in hers
and looked at you in a way
that--well, that made me angry.

I called your name many times, but
you ignored me. Then I became
angry and yelled. You finally
turned your head and looked at me.
Then she too saw me.

It was then that she started to
turn ugly and monstrous.

Then I saw one of your crewmen
cavorting with one of the sisters.
She gave him something and he
opened it. She put a ring on his
finger and hers, then took his
hands and kissed him. That's when
she changed into a creature and
started to eat him.
            (MORE)

77.

                       ELENA (cont'd)

I jumped down the rocks and locked
my arms round your waist and that
Siren was furious. She was going
to eat you, so I pulled and pulled
and something compelled me to kiss
you and when I did, well, I felt
bliss and ecstasy and then woke up
here.
                                                            
JACK AND ELENA PUT THERE HEADS TOGETHER TO LOOK CLOSELY AT
THE SMALL ROUND BOX. THE TOP HAS AN INTRICATE ENGRAVING OF
TWO MERMAIDS FACING EACH OTHER AND HOLDING TWO ENTWINED
RINGS. AROUND THEM, EDGING THE LID ARE SMALLER OVERLAPPING
RINGS. ENGRAVED BEHIND THEM IS A FAINT PICTURE OF A
VOLCANIC-LOOKING ISLAND WITH WATER FLOWING DOWN FROM THE
VOLCANIC MOUNTAIN TO THE SEA.
                                                            
                       ELENA
It's beautiful, so shiny. Bronze
isn't that shiny is it?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Well, now. No, it's not that's
fer sure. Must be gold.
                                                            
JACK ROTATES THE BOX IN HIS FINGERS SO THEY CAN SEE THE
DETAIL ON THE SIDES. AGAIN THERE ARE CIRCLES INTERLOCKED
WITH OTHER STRANGE SYMBOLS SEEMING TO REPRESENT WATER, LOVE
AND ETERNITY.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Shall we open it?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Aye, but how's 'bout you open it.
                                                            
                       ELENA
You're afraid.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Am not.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Are too.
                                                            

78.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
No. Just thought I'd give ya the
privilege.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SMIRKING)
Excellent parley. However, in
spite, I shall open it since
before I tied you up I addressed
the Sirens aloud, "If you want
Captain Jack Sparrow, you'll have
to fight me for him.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (CHUCKLING)
Well, I guess it worked, lass.
                                                            
ELENA'S DELICATE FINGERS EASILY LIFT THE LATCH, BUT THE LID
WON'T BUDGE. SHE TRIES USING HER NAILS UNDER THE LID TO NO
AVAIL.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Here, love, let me have a whack at
it.
                                                            
JACK TRIES HARD AND CAN'T LIFT IT EITHER. HE BECOMES
EXASPERATED. THEN LIFTS A HAND AND SMILES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I know, let's do it together,
shall we. On the count of three.
                                                            
BOTH PUT THEIR FINGERS ON UNDER THE LID AND ELENA LOOKS INTO
JACK'S EYES. HE LOOKS INTO HERS AND SMILES CONTENTLY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
One, two, three!
                                                            
THE LID EASILY POPS OPEN LIKE GREASED WITH BUTTER. THEY
BOTH PEER INSIDE AND SEE ONE ANCIENT HEAVY GOLD RING
ENCIRCLED WITH SMALL BLACK, GRAY AND IVORY PEARLS. IT LAYS
ON ASSORTED CUT PRECIOUS GEMS--RUBIES, EMERALDS, DIAMONDS,
PERIDOT, CITRINE, AMETHYST, AQUAMARINE.

THE RING ITSELF APPEARS TO BE ENTWINED ON ITSELF. JACK AND
ELENA GASP IN AWE FOR SEVERAL SECONDS. JACK GINGERLY

79.

TOUCHES THE RING AND PICKS IT UP. AS HE DOES, IT SPLITS
APART BECOMING TWO RINGS. THEY LOOK AT EACH OTHER, MORE
ENTHRALLED.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I've not seen anything like it,
even in King Louis's Court itself.
This must be priceless.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Does look that way, love.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SHYLY)
Shall we put them on--
                                                            
MR. GIBBS, A FEW YARDS DOWN THE BEACH, YELLS TO JACK AND
WAVES. JACK AND ELENA LOOK TOWARD HIM AND SEE HIM. PAST
HIM A FEW YARDS IS THE REMAINING CREW AND THE SHIP, WHICH IS
AGROUND ON THE SAND SITTING ON ITS PORT SIDE. BEYOND THE
SHIP IS A ROCKY JETTY. JACK SHUTS THE BOX AND QUICKLY
STANDS, HELPING ELENA UP. ELENA LOOKS A BIT DOWNCAST,
WANTING A SPECIAL MOMENT WITH JACK TO PUT THE RINGS ON. JACK
TAKES HER HAND AND WALKS TOWARD THE MR. GIBBS AND THE CREW.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (HAPPY)
Ahoy, Jack! We made it. This be
the very island on the map. We're
here and most of us unscathed by
the Sirens. Well, at least half
be unscathed.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (DISTRACTED)
Aye, we be at the very spot of the
Aqua De Vida. Might as well
careen the ship while we're here,
aye.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (FROWNING)
But Cap'n, the crew--and
myself--want to get started on the
trek and then we can careen the
ship. Why there's treasure just
            (MORE)

80.

                       MR. GIBBS (cont'd)
wait'n there, free fer the tak'n!
                                                            
MR. GIBBS NOTICES ELENA IN HER DRESSING GOWN AND HIS EYES
WIDEN AS HE EYES HER BEAUTIFUL SHAPELY BODY. JACK BLANDLY
SMIRKS, TAKES OFF HIS COAT AND PUTS IT ON ELENA. THE THREE
START DOWN THE BEACH.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (POINTING)
Look, Capt'n. This be paradise,
just like the map tells. And that
be the forest we enter. The side
where the water can be seen coming
down the mountain. There it be
and, we be smack on the right
side.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (CUTTING HIM OFF)
Right! Let's see what the others
are up too.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS (CONT'D)
Begg'n yer pardon, Capt'n, but
she--
                                                            
THEY MEET THE CREW.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (EXCITEDLY)
Cap'n, that be where the treasure
lies. Shall we head out?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (IGNORING THE
       COMMENTS)
Look at this ship. Might as well
careen 'er while we're here. It's
been how long, Mr. Gibbs?
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (LET DOWN AND
       SMIRKING)
Three or four months. But
shouldn't we be mak'n our way to
            (MORE)

81.

                       MR. GIBBS (cont'd)
the water first?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
And with all that loot, we'll need
a fast get-away, likely. Mates,
let's careen 'er!
                                                            
IN HIS MOST COMMANDING VOICE, JACK SHOUTS A STRING OF
ORDERS. THEN STOPS AND ADDRESSES PINTEL AND REGETTI.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
You there! How did you escape the
Sirens?
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (SMILING)
We was tied down, Cap'n, and--
                                                            
                       REGETTI
      (CUTTING OFF
       PINTEL)
Aye, nice and cozy like, we was.
And tied together.
                                                            
PINTEL ROLLS HIS EYES AND GRIMACES.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (CHIMING IN)
Aye, it's true. I tied them
together myself.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING DISGUSTED)
I thought that be the case. And
the others?
                                                            
                       MARTY
We be it, Cap'n.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Mr. Cotton, I see you've come
through nicely.
                                                            
MR. COTTON, WITH BIRD ON SHOULDER, NODS STOICALLY.
                                                            

82.

                       MR. COTTON'S BIRD
      (SQUAWKING)
Went for the eyes. Pecked at the
eyes.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Smart bird.

Pintel, Regetti, go aboard and get
some clothes for the lady.
Something sturdy as we'll be
travelling afoot through that.
                                                            
POINTS TO THE VAST JUNGLE THAT LEADS TO THE MOUNTAIN.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH--CAREENING SHIP - DAY
                                                            
THE CREW TAKE OUT ALL KINDS OF EQUIPMENT--BEAMS, LEVERS,
SCRAPPERS--FROM THE HULL, LIFT THE SHIP AND SCRAPE OFF ALL
THE BARNACLES, SEAWEED AND OTHER DEBRIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF
THE SHIP.

JACK AND MR. GIBBS DIRECT BY SHOUTING ORDERS AS THEY STAND
BACK AND DRINK RUM. ELENA LOOKS DISGUSTED AS THEY DRINK.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Captain, may I help the crew? I
think they could use an extra
hand--or two.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SMILING FORM THE
       RUM)
Lassies don't be helping on deck
and never careen'n a vessel.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
It's like this: The crew's not
akin to allowing ladies, like
yerself, to be interferr'n with
their work. That's just the way
it is, lass.
                                                            

83.

                       ELENA
      (GETTING ANGRY)
Well, I beg to differ, my lord. I
think in this hot sun they'd
appreciate help from anyone. Maybe
even you two!
                                                            
MR. GIBBS' EYES WIDEN AS HE LOOKS AT JACK AND IS JUST ABOUT
TO SAY SOMETHING WHEN JACK PUTS HIS HAND UP TO SILENCE HIM.
MEANING HE'LL TAKE CARE OF THIS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SWEETLY)
Lass, why don't ya go-- I know go
pick some flowers or collect some
shells. That sounds-- Fun.

(ELENA GLARES AT HIM)

I know (RAISING BOTH HANDS AND
SMILING), why don't ya make us
something fine to eat. That's
something a wench can do.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (BURNING MAD)
Make yer own meal, my lord. I'll
go pick some flowers.
                                                            
ELENA, NOW WEARING A WIDE BRIMMED HAT AND A DRESS THAT'S TWO
BIG WITH THE SLEEVES AND EXTRA LAYERS OF SKIRT CUT OFF HEADS
DOWN THE WHITE BEACH ALONG THE JUNGLE.

JACK AND MR. GIBBS PASS A WORRIED GLANCE TOWARD EACH OTHER.
MR. GIBBS SHRUGS HIS SHOULDERS.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SHAKING HIS HEAD)
Jack, how do ya expect to be rid
of that one. She's a spitfire
witch and lovable creature all
rolled into one. She's beguil'n
to say the least. And as
beautiful and fresh as they come.
Why I'd be a troubled man if it--
                                                            

84.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SMIRKING AND
       WIPING HIS FACE
       WEARILY)
Avast! I'll leave her with
Elizabeth and be off to sea. The
sea's our first love.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Well, that be so. But there's
always someone. Why even Davy
Jones loved Calypso to where 'ee
cut out his own heart and--
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ROLLING EYES)
I know the story. Ahoy! I was
there.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
It be so. It be so. But it seems
she's got a spell on ye, Jack. And
I think yer falling hard.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (DEFENSIVELY)
I think not. Mark my words, I'll
leave her with Elizabeth Swann.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SERIOUS)
I'll do that, Jack, I will.
                                                            
JACK THROWS DOWN HIS RUM AND WALKS TOWARD THE SHIP AND THE
CREW AS THEY FINISH UP THE CAREENING BY HOISTING THE SHIP UP
AND PUTTING HER AFLOAT.

A COUPLE HOURS PASS AND IT'S STARTING TO GET DARK. NO ONE'S
SEEN ELENA SINCE SHE LEFT IN A HUFF. JACK IS PHYSICALLY
GETTING NERVOUS AND TELLS THE CREW TO SPREAD OUT AND SEARCH
DOWN THE BEACH AND JUNGLE EDGE.

AFTER A COUPLE MORE HOURS PASS, NO ELENA. THE CREW HAS
RETURNED AND SIT AROUND A ROARING BOND FIRE TRYING TO ENJOY
A ROASTED BIRD, TACK AND RUM. IT IS FAINED ENJOYMENT AS ALL
ARE WORRIED FOR ELENA. JACK DOESN'T PARTAKE IN FOOD OR RUM.

85.

HE KEEPS GETTING UP TO LOOK FOR ELENA, WALKING DOWN THE
BEACH BOTH WAYS, SITTING FOR A WHILE AND UP AGAIN.

MARTIE SUDDENLY STANDS UP AND SQUINTS DOWN THE BEACH AND
YELLS OUT.
                                                            
                       MARTY
      (LOUDLY)
Capt'n, that either be a ghost
com'n our way or Elena. And she's
carry'n some'n on her person!
                                                            
EVERYONE LOOKS TO WHERE MARTIE'S POINTING.

THEY SEE IT'S ELENA AND START TO GO TO MEET HER, BUT MR.
GIBBS STOPS THEM.

JACK STANDS AND WALKS DOWN THE BEACH TO MEET HER. WHEN HE
REACHES HER, THEY STAND LOOKING AT EACH OTHER. JACK IS
QUIETLY ANGRY, WHILE ELENA IS SMILING AND GLOWING IN
STARLIGHT.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Well, well, well. Finally decided
to come back to us, now, aye. Did
ya have a nice walk? Tell me ya
did, Lass. Tell me that the hours
the crew spent look'n for ya was
worth it.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (MATTER OF FACTLY)
Aye. It was a lovely afternoon.
Why I did exactly what you told me
to do, I picked flowers, collected
shells, and other interesting
artifacts.

And what about ye. Were ya
worried? Did ya also look for me
or leave the crew to do that work,
too?
                                                            
JACK PULLS HER TO HIMSELF AND LIFTS HER UP OFF HER FEET LIKE
TO CARRY HER.
                                                            

86.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (STOIC FACE
       GLOWING IN THE
       MOONLIGHT)
Ya naughty vixen. I believe ya
thrive on mak'n me suffer. Aye to
the first and aye to the second.

I believe a good beating is in
order. (ELENA GASPS)
But then you'd be too hurt'n and
tired to please me tonight, Aye?
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (GRASPING JACKS
       FACE TO KISS IT)
Your a wily pirate, but I love ya,
Jack. God knows why, but I did
the minute I saw yer filthy face.
Are ya saying ya love me, too?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (FIRST KISSING HER
       DEEPLY)
Aye, love, a pirate's first love
is the sea.
                                                            
HE SWINGS HER DOWN AND SHE SHOVES THE BASKET INTO HIS ARMS.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (VOICE QUIVERING)
Well, then, let the sea be
pleasing ya tonight.

I've got a headache and I'm tired.
                                                            
JACK GRABS HER HAND AND PULLS HER DOWN THE BEACH TO THE
CREW. HE PRESSES ELENA DOWN TO SIT BY THE FIRE AND TOSSES
THE BASKET FULL OF FLOWERS DOWN ABRUPTLY.

THE CREW WATCH SILENTLY. REGETTI CRAWLS OVER TO LOOK AT THE
FLOWERS THAT HAVE FALLEN OUT AND LOOK IN THE BASKET AND
FINDS SOME KIND OF ANCIENT IDOL.
                                                            

87.

                       REGETTI
      (ADDRESSING ELENA)
Miss Elena, where'd ya find this?
Why it's-- It's so old. What is
it? And look at these exotic
flowers. They're lovely.
                                                            
JACK STRIDES OVER TO EXAMINE THE IDOL, NOW WITH RUM IN HAND,
TOSSING IT DOWN.
                                                            
                       ELENA
The flowers are exquisite, never
seen any like them. The idol came
from an area next to a larger idol
that leads to some kind of city. I
didn't go further.
                                                            
JACK AND ELENA DON'T SPEAK THE REST OF THE NIGHT. EVERYONE
FALLS ASLEEP ON THE BALMY BEACH.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE WATER IN THE GARDEN - DAY
                                                            
THE SUN BLASTS DOWN ON THE REMNANT CREW, JACK AND ELENA.
THEY STAND ALREADY SWEATING AND SUNBURNED ON THE WHITE
SAND'S EDGE THAT BORDERS A DENSE JUNGLE. JUST A FEW FEET
INTO THE JUNGLE CAN BE SEEN A STATUE OF A STONE IDOL. IT'S A
WOMEN'S HEAD AND TORSO. HER HAIR IS MEDUSA-LIKE AND HER
LOWER HALF IS A FISH TAIL. THE FACE IS MONSTROUS LIKE THE
MORPHED SIREN SHE IS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (MAKING A
       REPULSIVE FACE)
Seen that face before. Hope it's
not a sign of things to come.
                                                            
AN ANCIENT BROKEN COBBLED PATH OVERGROWN WITH THICK EXOTIC
FAUNA LEADS TO THE IDOL AND BEYOND. WITH SCABBARD DRAWN JACK
LEADS THE CREW IN, CUTTING AWAY PALMS AND TWISTED STEMS.
ELENA DODGES CUT BRANCHES AND ROOTS BEHIND HIM AS DOES THE
CREW, WITH MR. GIBBS AT THE REAR. BROTHER GERARD STICKS TO
ELENA LIKE A PIT BULL GUARDING A FRESH CUT BONE. THIS TO
JACK'S CHAGRIN, THOUGH HE KEEPS BUSY CUTTING AWAY.

THE PATH CONTINUES ON FOR ALMOST AN HOUR UNTIL THEY ARRIVE

88.

AT A CLEARING WHERE THE ANCIENT REMAINS OF A ONCE BEAUTIFUL
CITY CAN BE SEEN. THE TERRAIN IS EVERY SHADE OF GREEN
AGAINST THE WHITE BLOCKS OF THE CITY THAT APPEARS TO HAVE
BEEN DESTROYED BY AN EARTHQUAKE OR SOMETHING CATASTROPHIC.
MORE IDOLS APPEAR, A FEW STANDING AND OTHERS TOPPLED. SOME
ARE OF SEA TURTLES AND OTHERS OF SIRENS AND SEA WARRIORS. A
FEW DEPICT THE SIRENS IN BEAUTIFUL FORM, AND PINTEL AND
REGETTI STAND BEFORE THESE ADMIRING THEIR WOMEN LY
ATTRIBUTES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (CURIOUSLY)
Lucky for you two being tied
together like you were. I'm sure
that's what saved yer hides. Need
I say more?
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (ADORINGLY)
Well, Cap'n, I'd go with this
beauty anywhere. She be a fine
specimen of a woman.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (TEASING AND
       SQUEEZING
       PINTEL'S BELLY)
I'm sure she'd find you a fine
specimen for supper.
                                                            
PINTEL AND REGETTI LOOK AT EACH OTHER TERRIFIED AND WALK
AWAY QUICKLY.

THE CREW STAND SCATTERED ABOUT NOT FAR FROM EACH OTHER
SCANNING THE PREMISES LOOKING FOR SOME SIGN OR DIRECTIONAL.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (SARCASTICALLY TO
       JACK)
So brother, what's the sign we be
look'n for? An X that marks the
spot? Crossed palms? What?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (BLANDLY)
I see you were spared from the
Sirens. What joy I'm feel'n.
            (MORE)

89.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
Really, Johnny, it doesn't
surprise me in the least they
didn't want ye. I'd a spit yer
sorry arse out, too. What'd ye
do? Talk their ears off?
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (SMIRKING AND
       DEFENSIVE)
Think what you'd like, brother,
but I tied meself tightly in. I've
read the stories 'bout 'em.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (BACK TO THE
       SUBJECT)
This city IS on the map. These
ruins, this city, but there's also
a definite marker that points the
way. The map seems to make it
look obvious.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (HOLLERING TO ALL)
Well, then, just keep a hearty
lookout, lads!
                                                            
AS JACK AND HIS BAND MOVE FORWARD THEY NOTICE ENORMOUS TREE
ROOTS BUT CANNOT SEE ANY LARGE TREE. THEY DESCEND INTO A
SMALL CLEARING. A FLOCK OF PURE WHITE BIRDS FLY AHEAD IN THE
DISTANT SKY. THERE IS A SWEET SMELL OF SOMETHING LIKE MOCK
ORANGE, JASMINE AND HONEYSUCKLE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (DEEPLY INHALING)
What a uniquely enticing scent.
I've not smelled it before in my
garden at home.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ALSO INHALING
       LIKE THE REST OF
       THE CREW)
Delightful! If we could bottle
it, we'd make a fortune.
                                                            

90.

PINTEL AND REGETTI GIVE EACH OTHER SMILING LOOKS LIKE "LET'S
DO IT!"
                                                            
STILL NO BLARING SIGN, ONLY RUINS OF AQUEDUCTS, NOW DRY,
BUILT TO BRING WATER DOWN THE APPROACHING HILLSIDE TO
IRRIGATE THE CROPS AND REFRESH THE INHABITANTS.

THE CREW BECOME TESTY AS THEY DRUDGE UP THE HILL, BUT ELENA
SINGS THEM A PIRATE SONG IN A MAGICAL AND LILTING VOICE. SO
LOVELY AN INSTRUMENT, NO OTHERS ARE NEEDED.
                                                            
                       ELENA
We need some music, mates, to lift
our spirits. I'll sing ye a song
sung to my brothers and me when we
were but children by the sailors
who'd visit our Papa.
                                                            
                       ELENA (CONT'D)
      (LILTINGLY)
Weave me a yarn of Morgan and rum.
Spin me a thread of white sand and
sun.
Of jewels and swords,
Of wayfaring Lords,
Of travels and duels and brethren
accords.

They were feared by all,
Cursed to the sea.
As their black flags tore,
Like ghosts so it be.
We called them pirates, cruel
corsairs,
Plundering drunkards, knave
buccaneers.

Drink, drink, drink up me
hearties!
Sing me of sails and ships long
ago.
Sea squalls and white foam and
long tales aplenty.
Sing me of treasure and battles of
old.

When we spied their sails.
            (MORE)

91.

                       ELENA (cont'd)
T'was all hands on deck.
We'd fight for our souls,
Or fear lose our necks.
They'd swing to our star boards.
They'd tie lass and lord.
Shouting "Give up your bounty or
die by the sword."

Drink, drink...
                                                            
THE SONG LIGHTENS THE MOOD AND ALL ARE ENCHANTED BY HER
MAGICAL VOICE. THEY JOIN IN THE CHORUS AND START TO GET
THEIR ENERGY BACK AND SMILE AGAIN.
                                                            
                       BROTHER GERARD
      (BEAMING)
I knew you could sing, my lady,
but that was magical. Just the
right remedy.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SMIRKING AT ELENA)
Is there anything ya can't do
well, lass?
                                                            
ELENA GIVES JACK THE BRILLIANT SMILE THAT ALWAYS TAKES HIS
BREATH AWAY AND HE CAN'T HELP SMILING BACK.

ALMOST AT THE TOP OF THE HILL, THEY SEE WHAT APPEARS TO BE
THE GIANT HEAD OF ANOTHER STATUE. IT IS LARGE AND DAUNTING.
AT THE TOP OF THE HILL THEY LOOK DOWN INTO A BURNED OUT
GARDEN BELOW AND IN ITS MIDST STANDS THE GIANT LANDMARK. A
GREAT RUIN OF AN ETHEREAL-LIKE BEING WITH ONE ARM
OUTSTRETCHED POINTING TO THE MOUNTAIN IN THE DISTANCE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING DAUNTED)
I think we've found our heading.
                                                            
FOR HOURS THEY TRAVERSE THE BURNED OUT GARDEN, CRUNCHING
THROUGH THE BRUSH AS THEY WALK.

SUDDENLY, PEAKING THROUGH TWO BURNED BENT TREES, THEY SEE
BEFORE THEM A GIANT ELABORATELY EMBELLISHED AND ANCIENT
BURNISHED GOLDEN GATE (TIM BURTON STYLE). IT IS ENCRUSTED

92.

WITH HUGE PRECIOUS GEMS AND PEARLS. ENTWINED IN THE GATE
POST AND THE LATCH TWISTS A SILVERY RED SNAKE, SHINING LIKE
A GLITTERING RUBY. THE SERPENT SPEAKS TO THEM.
                                                            
                       SERPENT
      (LISPING ITS ESSES)
What do you sssseek?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (GINGERLY KEEPING
       HIS DISTANCE)
The water.
                                                            
                       SERPENT
Only thossssse with pure heartssss
may enter (sssssss) and drink the
waters of the Agua De Vida
(ssssss). What makessss you
worthy to drink thisssss water?
Are you pure of heart? Do you
know truth? (sssssss)
                                                            
JACK LOOKS TO ELENA AND SHE IS ENTHRALLED, ALMOST ENTRANCED,
BY THE SERPENT. JACK'S EYES FLASH AND DART BACK AND FORTH
IN THOUGHT AND FEAR FOR HER.
                                                            
                       SERPENT (CONT'D)
The great tree bessside the gate.
It isss ripe with the finesssst
fruit. Eat of it. It will make you
worthy (sssssss).
                                                            
ELENA SUDDENLY SNAPS OUT OF HER TRANCE AND CRIES OUT.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (WITH CONVICTION)
It's a lie. (GRABBING THE MAP
FROM JACK) Look at the map!
                                                            
JACK UNROLLS THE MAP AND THEY LOOK CLOSELY AT IT. HE READS
THE TINY LETTERS ALOUD, A RIDDLE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (POINTING TO THE
       WORDS AND READING)
Blah, blah, lah, di, dah. Oh yes,
here it is.
            (MORE)

93.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)

"Lowly soul who breaks the lock,
With the eyes of light be able.
Many come in darkness fail.
Bend thy head and graze the
ground.
The hungry heart is lifted high.
Enter when the body dies"
                                                            
COMPLETE SILENCE. EVERYONE LOOKS AT EACH OTHER AND SCRATCH
THEIR HEADS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
      (IMPATIENTLY)
What's that supposed to bleed'n
mean?
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (TIREDLY AND
       EXTREMELY
       IMPATIENTLY AND
       SWEATING)
It means we heed the snake and eat
the bloody fruit on the blasted
tree!
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (ADAMANTLY)
No! It's a lie! I tell ya true.
It means to get on yer knees and
think on all yer selfishness and
unkindness. Think on who you
really are!
                                                            
ALL BUT REGETTI AND BROTHER GERARD LAUGH AT HER.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (INCREDULOUSLY)
You mean ask for forgiveness?
Repent?

We're bloody PIRATES!
                                                            

94.

                       ELENA
      (WITH ANGRY AND
       TEARFUL EYES)
No! You're bloody ignorant
pirates! What do you know about
these great truths when ya can't
even read!
                                                            
                       REGETTI
      (SCRATCHING HIS
       HEAD)
I do remember a story about
someone eating from a similar tree
and it was, aye, a bad outcome. I
think she's right.
                                                            
REGETTI, ELENA AND BROTHER GERARD PROSTRATE THEMSELVES ON
THE GROUND AND PINTEL CROSSES HIMSELF SUPERSTITIOUSLY AND
FOLLOWS SUIT. WITHIN SECONDS THE WHOLE GROUP IS KNEELING.
JACK MUTTERS SOMETHING IN DISGUST AND RELUCTANTLY KNEELS
DOWN AND BOWS HIS HEAD. AFTER A MOMENT, A HORRID SCREECH IS
HEARD FROM THE SERPENT AS HE JERKS AND GYRATES AND SIZZLES
UP ON THE GATE. THEY ALL LOOK UP FEELING MUCH LIGHTER. THE
GATE OPENS BY ITSELF.

THEY ENTER A VIBRANT AND GLORIOUS GARDEN AND SEE A GREAT
CLEAR AZURE OCEAN WITH SPARKLING WHITE SANDS, LIKE DIAMONDS.
THEY EYE A CRYSTAL AND LUMINOUS STREAM RUNNING FROM THE
CENTER OF THE GARDEN TO THE SEA. THEY FOLLOW THE STREAM
UPWARD AND EVERYTHING GETS BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER UNTIL THEY
COME TO THE TALL, STEEP MOUNTAIN SPEWING OUT A WATERFALL
ABLAZE WITH LIGHT, WHICH PLUNGES DOWN INTO THE STREAM, LIKE
THE PUREST GOSSAMER VEIL. WHEN THE FALL HITS THE STREAM,
THE SPRAY IT SENDS UP IS LIKE A MILLION TINY DIAMONDS.

ON BOTH SIDES OF THE FALL ARE PILLARS OF LIGHT, THOUSANDS OF
THEM. THEY SHIELD THEIR EYES AND APPROACH THE MANY INLET
POOLS CUT INTO THE BANKS OF THE RIVER. THEY'RE DRAWN TO THE
POOLS AND AS THEY PEER INTO THEM, THEY SEE THEIR LIVES, PAST
TO PRESENT. SOME SEE THEIR MOTHERS AND FAMILIES AND FRIENDS
WHO HAVE LONG DIED. THEY TOUCH THE COOL WATER AND DRINK IT
EXPECTING TO FEEL CHANGED. BUT SADLY NOTHING HAPPENS.
                                                            

95.

                       PINTEL
Well, I don't feel any different.
There's no magic in these waters
that'll help us. We're pagans!
                                                            
                       REGETTI
      (FROWNING)
I'm not a pagan. I've tried
giving ye the good news, but ye
didn't listen.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (SPITTING BACK)
Idiot! Ya can't even read!
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (SMUGLY)
Aye, but he can. Because I'm
teaching him.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (ROLLING HIS EYES
       AND MUMBLING TO
       HIMSELF)
Aye, soon he'll be preaching the
scriptures to the whole ship,
along with Brother who's it there.
And soon they'll be no ship. We'll
be tethered down to missionary
work in some God-forsaken diseased
village. Our only vice will be
drinking tea fer a good time.

Elena, I'll not have it!
                                                            
ELENA MAKES A FACE AND STICKS HER TONGUE OUT AT HIM.

WHILE JACK AND THE CREW BEGIN TO ARGUE AMONGST THEMSELVES,
ELENA (IN A SIDE VIEW) FILLS SEVERAL SMALL BOTTLES WITH THE
WATER AND TUCKS THEM AWAY IN HER SKIRT. AS SHE DOES THIS,
THE WATER RISES UP IN FRONT OF HER AND TAKES THE SHAPE OF A
WOMAN. BUT ELENA IS NOT AFRAID, JUST AWED. THE SILVERY,
SHIMMERING WOMAN SPEAKS TO HER.
                                                            

96.

                       SHIMMERING WOMAN OF THE WATER
      (SOOTHINGLY AND
       CALMLY)
Whoever has truly loved another
more than himself will have life
from these waters. All they need
do is drink it.
                                                            
HEARING THE WORDS FROM THE EMANATION, THE OTHERS SHRUG THEIR
SHOULDERS IN HOPELESSNESS, KNOWING THEY HAVE NEVER TRULY
LOVED ANOTHER MORE THAN THEMSELVES--BEING PIRATES.
                                                            
                       PINTEL
      (SOLEMNLY)
I told ye so!
                                                            
REGETTI RAISES HIS HANDS TO CATCH SOME OF THE WATERFALL'S
SPRAY AND REALIZES WHAT'S FALLING INTO HIS HANDS ARE REAL
DIAMONDS.
                                                            
                       REGETTI
      (WITH EXCITEMENT)
Cap'n, these are REAL diamonds!
Why look at 'em. Thousands of
'em! And there be an oddity
behind those falls.
                                                            
THE CREW RUN TO CATCH THE DIAMONDS, AND JACK DISAPPEARS
BEHIND THE FALLS AND DISCOVERS A COVE. HE ENTERS AND FINDS
THE MOST PRECIOUS GEMS--RUBIES, DIAMONDS, SAPPHIRES,
EMERALDS, CITRINE, PERIDOT, OPALS, AMETHYST AND RAW GOLD AND
SILVER. THE CREW FIND HIM AND FILL THEIR BAGS AND POCKETS
WITH AS MUCH AS THEY CAN CARRY. GOLD NUGGETS ARE LITTERED
EVERYWHERE. THEY GATHER AS MUCH AS THEY CAN HOLD.

WITHOUT WARNING THE COVE BECOMES VERY WARM AND THEY START TO
BECOME WET WITH SWEAT. JACK STUDIES THE COVE WALLS, WHICH
APPEAR TO BE TRANSLUCENT JASPER.

SUDDENLY APPEARING IN THE WALLS ARE ANIMATED BEINGS,STRONG
WARRIORS FROM THE WAIST UP BUT FROM THE WAIST DOWN THEY ARE
FIRY FLAMES. THEY SLIP THROUGH THE COVE WALLS, AND THE COVE
BECOMES AN OVEN AS THEY DANCE AROUND THE CREW.

THE CREW START YELPING AND HOPPING ABOUT IN PAIN AND FRIGHT
FROM THE INTENSE HEAT AND THEIR BURNING FEET. THE WARRIORS

97.

OF FIRE DRAW THEIR FLAMING SWORDS. JONATHAN TRIES TO DODGE
ONE OF THE EMANATIONS TO GET JUST A BIT MORE SHINE, BUT
SWORD SLIDES ACROSS HIS BOTTOM, WHICH SETS HIS PANTS AFIRE.
HE SCREAMS LIKE A YOUNG GIRL AND HIGHTAILS IT OUT OF THE
COVE. JACK SHOUTS TO THE CREW.

ELENA AND BROTHER GERARD LOOK IN BUT DO NOT ENTER. JONATHAN
STREAKS BY ON FIRE AND DIVES IN THE POOL TO PUT HIMSELF OUT.
ELENA AND BROTHER GERARD RUN TO HELP HIM.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (WITH GREAT
       URGENCY)
Oh Bugga! MATES, take what ya can
and let's get the bloody hell out
of here!
                                                            
THEY SCRAMBLE OUT OF THE COVE AND RUN AS FAST AS THEIR
LOADED DOWN BODIES CAN TAKE THEM. JACK GRABS ELENA AND
BROTHER GERARD FOLLOWS. JONATHAN, DRIPPING WET AND STILL
SCREAMING CATCHES UP WITH HIS LONG LEGS. THE WARRIOR
CREATURES ARE JUST BEHIND HIM AND HE PULLS HIS SWORD AND
STARTS HACKING AT THEM. HIS SWORD BEGINS TO GET HOT IN HIS
HAND AND HE REALIZES HE'S NO MATCH FOR THEM AND TAKES OFF
LIKE A BULLET AFTER THE REST OF THE CREW. THEY HEAD FOR THE
GATE, WHICH REMAINS OPEN. AS SOON AS JONATHAN PASSES
THROUGH THE GATE, IT SLAMS SHUT BEHIND HIM AND THE GARDEN
AND ALL WITHIN IT LITERALLY EVAPORATES BEFORE THERE VERY
EYES AND DISAPPEARS.

SUDDENLY THEY ARE WHERE BACK WHERE THEY STARTED: IN THE
OVERGROWN JUNGLE HEADING BACK TO THE SHIP. NO ONE SAYS A
WORD, NOT EVEN ABOUT JONATHAN'S BURNED AND SLIGHTLY EXPOSED
BOTTOM.

UP AHEAD THEY SEE ANOTHER PARTY COMING TOWARD THEM.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Barbossa! Wouldn't ya know it.
Didn't think he'd get here quite
so fast. Blast!
                                                            
THE TWO BANDS COME FACE TO FACE, AND THE TWO CAPTAINS STAND
LOOKING EACH OTHER OVER.
                                                            

98.

                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (SMIRKING)
Well, now, Jaaack, did ye get yer
holy water? Ye be looking a bit
pale a'sudden. Could it be ye
failed, now?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (SARCASTICALLY)
Captain Barbossa. Somehow I knew
you'd find us WITHOUT the map.

Now, why's that? I wonder.

Could it be MY missing compass led
ya here?
                                                            
BARBOSSA GLARES AT HIM, CHALLENGING JACK WITH HIS DEMEANOR
AND HIS EYES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
Hector, yer here! How'd that
happen without the map? Now my
compass, if you please.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Accus'n yer old friend of
steeling, are we? Well, I take
offence at being called a theif!
                                                            
IN ONE SWIFT MOVEMENT, BARBOSSA DRAWS HIS SWORD AS DOES JACK
JUST AS QUICKLY.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Such a trifle thing, calling a
pirate a thief.

I'll ask once again, give me the
compass.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (CIRCLING HIS
       BLADE AT JACK'S
       HEART)
Hah, hah, hah! When you give me
the water.
                                                            

99.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (OBLIGINGLY)
I'll let you get it yerself!
                                                            
JACK STRIKES OUT WITH HIS SWORD AND BARBOSSA COUNTERS.
EVERYONE STANDS BACK AS THEY CROSS BLADES. THE CLANKING OF
METAL RINGING THROUGH THE AIR.

ELENA SHUTS HER EYES AND COVERS HER EARS.

THE FIGHT GOES ON DRAMATICALLY UNTIL BARBOSSA STARTS TO SHOW
FATIGUE. NATURALLY JACK GETS THE UPPER HAND AND FLIPS
BARBOSSA'S SWORD FROM HIS HAND, THEN PINS HIM DOWN AGAINST A
ROCK. HE IS JUST ABOUT TO IMPALE HIM WHEN ELENA FALLS ON
HER KNEES IN FRONT OF JACK.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (PLEADING)
Jack! Jack! Don't mar yourself
with his blood. He's ailing. Let
him go. Don't saddle yerself with
murder after the glory we just
witnessed.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
GO! Get your sacred water! By
the looks of you, you'll be
needing it straight-away or dying
soon enough.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (SNIDELY)
Did ya take all the glory? Or did
ya leave a pittance of treasure
for us?
                                                            
JACK RE-SHEATHS HIS SWORD, AND PULLS ELENA UP TO STAND NEXT
TO HIM.
                                                            
LADY GENEVIEVE, WEARING EXPENSIVE PURPLE SATIN AND BEDECKED
IN HEAVY JEWELS, SPOTS ELENA CLOSE TO JACK AND APPROACHES.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
Lady Elena! How can you stand so
close to--to--to that! (MEANING
JACK) Filthy pirate that he is.
They live like untamed animals,
            (MORE)

100.

                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS (cont'd)
serving only their basest of
desires.

And that man is a monster!
(POINTING TO BARBOSSA)
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (OVERHEARING HER)
That's not yer feelings in
Captain's Quarters. Yer the
animal as I be recall'n it. Yer
the wildcat want'n all the
pleasin', and giv'n it as well.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
How dear you! Speaking such
inappropriate nonsense aloud.
Elena, don't believe the liar!
                                                            
                       ELENA
Not to worry, my lady, you'll grow
to love him. (SHE GIVES JACK'S
FACE A GENTLE STROKE)
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
Love him! In these rags! Don't
even speak of loving such uncouth
commoners. We are royalty. You're
a Princess, remember that!
                                                            
                       ELENA
None of that means anything to me
now. I don't think it ever did.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
I see. You've become one of them.
I sacrificed my comforts and
court life only to find you've
become this scallywag's strumpet.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
She's no strumpet, witch. Have a
care for what you say.
                                                            

101.

                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
Stop yer meddlin' in the affairs
of others, wench! Mind yer
tongue.
                                                            
JACK NODS TO MR. GIBBS TO GO ON AHEAD AND GIVES ELENA LITTLE
SHOVE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Go on, love. I'll catch up with ya
in a flash.
                                                            
SHE POUTS AT HIM BUT MOVES ALONG RELUCTANTLY WITH THE REST
OF THE CREW. JONATHAN USES THE OPPORTUNITY TO SLIP HIS ARM
IN HERS AND LEAD HER ALONG. ALL THE WHILE HOLDING HER HAND
IN BOTH OF HIS AND WHISPERING TO HER. ELENA GIVES HIM HER
RAPT ATTENTION TO JACK'S CHAGRIN. JACK OUTWARDLY GRIMACES
JUST AS JONATHAN TURNS HIS HEAD TOWARD JACK AND
SARCASTICALLY SMILES AND STICKS HIS TONGUE OUT.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE BLACK PEARL AT LAST - DAY
                                                            
THE CREW REACHES THE ADVENTURESS ANCHORED NOT FAR AWAY.
CAPTAIN GIBBS GIVES A HEARTY WHOOP AND SHOUTS TO THE CREW.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
This be it mates! Jack just got
his Pearl back! A gift,indeed.
You there, Pintel, Regetti, unload
our belong'ns from the Adventuress
and send 'em over in the longboats
to the Pearl with the rest of this
loot. Marty, go along with 'em.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Wait just a minute! Being I'm
Jack's flesh and blood, shouldn't
it be I giv'n the orders?
                                                            
AT THAT MOMENT JACK RETURNS AND STEPS BEHIND HIS BROTHER.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I think not. Since when did I
make you First Mate, brother? And
believe me, Marty or Pintel would
be my first choice after Mr.
            (MORE)

102.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
Gibbs.

(LOOKING AT THE PEARL TRANCE-LIKE
AND STUPIDLY SMILING)

My ship. My beautiful ship.

(TRANCE BROKEN)

Hustle, mates, and get our gear!
Stow the treasure on hand in the
longboats and--
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
Capt'n, I've already ordered the
goods transferred to the Pearl.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (GIDDY)
Of course you did.
                                                            
JONATHAN, WALKS AWAY SULKING AND MUMBLING TO HIMSELF.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
And where do ye think yer going,
Johnny dear. You've— We've got
work to do.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (POUTING)
Why's it I'm only "dear" when ya
need me fer some'n? Oh, never
mind!
                                                            
JONATHAN TURNS TO GO AFTER THE OTHERS AND JACK PLAYFULLY
KICKS HIM IN THE REAR. JONATHAN TURNS QUICKLY AROUND AND
FINDS JACK SMILING STUPIDLY AT HIM.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Are you registered, brother?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
What ever do you mean? Registered?
                                                            

103.

                       JONATHAN
In madness! I mean if you're not
registered insane at Bedlam, you
should be. And carry the papers
to prove it!
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I believe it runs in the family.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
Oh, and good idea hav'n us careen
the Adventuress so she's nice and
swift for Barbossa.

Your brilliance astounds me,
brother. Should have listened to
ol' Jonathan.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (IRED)
There's reasons for everything,
Johnny. At least you put in an
honest day's work for once.
                                                            
JONATHAN WALKS AWAY MAD JACK GOT THE LAST WORD AGAIN.

JACK CONTINUES TO STARE AT THE PEARL, THEN LOOKS AROUND AT
THE OTHERS BUT DOESN'T SEE ELENA. CONCERNED, HE WALKS UP
THE BEACH TOWARD THE JUNGLE AND LOOKS EACH WAY DOWN THE
WHITE SANDS. THERE, SEVERAL YARDS AWAY, SITS ELENA'S LONE
FIGURE. WEARILY HE COCKS HIS HEAD TO THE SIDE IN DREAD,
DROPS HIS SHOULDERS IN DEFEAT AND WALKS DOWN TO MEET HER. HE
FINDS HER SOBBING INTO HER SKIRT AND SLEEVES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Love, what is all this weeping
about? You should be rejoicing.
Why I've got my shiip back, the
Black Pearl, and we've got
treasure enough to make us
kings--and queens.
                                                            

104.

                       ELENA
      (WIPING HER EYES)
What does that matter to me! I'm
a princess and have had all those
things. They mean nothing to me.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (LOOKING ALL THE
       PIRATE AND
       INCREDULOUS)
Why, of course, they do. Money
makes a man, love. With money ye
can do what ever you please.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I had all the riches one could
desire and was still forced to
marry a man I didn't even know or
love. I still didn't have my own
life. It can't buy love.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I think maybe it can, lass.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (EYES GOLDEN FROM
       CRYING)
Then it will only be true to the
buyer, as the seller is just
desperate for the luxury the sale
brings him. And it can't buy me!
                                                            
JACK KNEELS DOWN NEXT TO ELENA AND GIVES HER ONE OF HIS MANY
SCARVES. SHE BLOWS HER NOSE LOUDLY, AND JACK WIPES HER
TEARS WITH HIS THUMBS.
                                                            
                       ELENA
What's going to happen to me when
we get to Port Royal? Are you
going to leave me there to be sent
home to France and my grandfather?
To marry–-HIM? I won't do it,
Jack, I won't. I'll run away and
no one will ever find me, I swear
it!
                                                            

105.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
I thought you'd be happy staying
with Elizabeth. She knows the
pirate's life, love. She lived
it. Her husband, Will Turner, is
who we're trying to free from the
Flying Dutchman. I thought maybe
you could live with them. You
see, she has a child, a boy.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Live with them without you?
                                                            
ELENA'S FACE DISTORTS AND LOUD SOBS WRACK HER FRAGILE BODY.
JACK SITS DOWN BESIDE HER AND TAKES HER INTO HIS ARMS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Darling, I'm a pirate through and
through, and a pirate's first love
is the sea and--and freedom.

I know what you want, lass. You
want to be married, like every
other good girl. But I'm Captain
Jack Sparrow, and I just can't be
married. The sea's my first—
                                                            
JACK STOPS AND DIGS OUT THE LITTLE ROUND GOLDEN BOX FROM HIS
POCKET AND OPENS IT. ELENA, STILL SOBBING, LOOKS AT IT WITH
HIM.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK (CONT'D)
See these two rings. Tell you
what, love. We'll take an oath, a
vow shall we say. You always wear
yours and I'll do the same. We'll
be united in our own special way.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (THROUGH TEARS)
You would do that for me?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (HOLDING HER FACE)
Lass, you stole my heart the
second I caught glimpse of you on
that wharf with those
            (MORE)

106.

                       CAPTAIN JACK (cont'd)
mean-spirited buccaneers.

Your genuine goodness and
innocence frightened me more than
any monstrous Siren ever could.

I should have known and fled from
you that first night together
when, in spite of what you had
been through and how I looked, you
drew me to yourself and gave your
love so purely and
unconditionally, something I've
never known.

And now, Elena, I'm your captive.
YOU are the REAL Siren, darling,
and you've imprisoned my heart and
changed my life forever.

I've been to hell and back again.
I've been cursed to the Locker and
even eaten by the dreaded Kraken.
I've been marooned on lone islands
in the middle of the seas, been
wounded, shot, and even kissed the
gunner's daughter more than once.
But none of that made any
difference. That was just part of
my normal life.

Then I met a petite, big-hearted
girl, as pure as the first water,
and now she never leaves this
pirate's thoughts.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Why did you kiss the gunner's
daughter? Was she unpleasant?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
      (CHUCKLING)
Love, it means being bent over a
cannon and beaten.
                                                            

107.

                       ELENA
      (GASPING AND
       EMPATHETIC)
OH!
                                                            
ELENA STOPS CRYING AND GIVES JACK HER FULL ATTENTION. JACK
LOOKS DEEPLY INTO HER EYES, LIFTS HER LEFT HAND AND PLACES
THE PEARL RING ON HER FINGER. HE SOFTLY KISSES HER FINGERS
THEN HER LIPS. HE GIVES HER THE OTHER RING, HIS EYES TELL
HER TO DO THE SAME. SHE TAKES THE MATCHING RING, LIFTS HIS
LEFT HAND AND SLIPS IT ON TO HIS FINGER AND KISSES HIS
FINGERS AND LIPS WHILE GREAT TEARS FALL FROM HER EYES.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Jack, I don't care what you say or
where you go, I'll never stop
lov'n ya, and I'll always think of
you as my husband. They'll be no
other for me. You can believe
what you will. But truth be told,
you married me, Princess Elena
Theresa Bourbon, our first night
together. And I shall not use the
name Bourbon any longer. No, I
vow to use the name Sparrow. I am
no longer a princess of France or
Spain, but one of the Sea. I am a
pirate princess, and I swear it
forever.
                                                            
JACK DRAWS HER CLOSER TO HIMSELF AND KISSES HER LIPS
TENDERLY, CARESSING HER FACE AND TEARS.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
It's settled then; you are my
pirate princess and always will
be, darling. You've bewitched me
with your kind and loving heart. I
am yours on land, but at sea, I am
free. Do we have an accord?
                                                            
THEY BOTH SMILE. JACK STANDS AND PULLS ELENA UP.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (ALMOST ON TOP OF
       HIM WITH TEARS OF
       JOY)
            (MORE)

108.

                       ELENA (cont'd)
We have an accord. But don't be
stay'n at sea too long or this
pirate will be com'n after you.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
We're off, my love. To Elizabeth
Swann.
                                                            
 
EXT. THE VOYAGE TO ELIZABETH - DAY
                                                            
ON THE BLACK PEARL JACK CAN'T RESIST TOUCHING HER SMOOTH
DARK WOODEN BEAMS AND RAILS. AT THE HELM, HE CARESSES HER
WHEEL. NOR CAN HE HELP SHOUTING ORDERS TO PUT THINGS IN
VARIOUS PLACES OF HIS DESIRE. THE CREW UNDERSTAND AND ARE
AT HIS BECK AND CALL. THEY SHARE HIS PRIDE.

THE DAYS ROLL BY AND THEY FINALLY APPROACH PORT ROYAL. THEY
MAKE FOR ONE OF THE QUIETER INLETS TO DROP ANCHOR. AS THEY
DO THEY SEE, TO THEIR AMAZEMENT, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN UP
AHEAD NEAR SHORE. THEY KEEP THEIR DISTANCE AND WAIT UNTIL
THEY KNOW WILL TURNER HAS MADE LAND.

THE TIME COMES, AND BEFORE JACK GETS INTO A BOAT TO ROW
HIMSELF TO THE DUTCHMAN, ELENA KISSES HIM AND PLACES A SMALL
VIAL INTO HIS HAND.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Give this to Will's father. It
may cure some of his sorrows and
ills.
                                                            
JACK LOOKS OUT TO OPEN SEA JUST AS THE ADVENTURESS IS
APPROACHING THE INLET.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
That would be Barbossa. Tell the
crew to avoid the Adventuress and
wait for me. It won't be long
now.
                                                            
                       MR. GIBBS
      (SHAKING HIS HEAD)
Finally careen 'er just to have
Barbossa take 'er speed.
                                                            

109.

JACK ARRIVES AT THE DUTCHMAN AND CLIMBS ABOARD, ONLY TO
CONFRONT WILL TURNER I, BOOTSTRAP BILL, WHO RECOGNIZES JACK
INSTANTLY.
                                                            
                       BOOTSTRAP BILL
Why, Jack Sparrow, what are ye
do'n aboard the Flying Dutchman?
Finally come to join us, 'ave ye?
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I've come to get Will's heart.
                                                            
BOOTSTRAP BECOMES SERIOUSLY DEFENSIVE.
                                                            
                       BOOTSTRAP BILL
Why that be impossible. No one
can take it, for I'm its defender.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Bootstrap, did you know you are a
grandfather, Will has a young son?
                                                            
BOOTSTRAP'S EYES WIDEN WITH SURPRISE AND THEN WELL WITH
TEARS. HIS EYES CLOSE IN EMOTIONAL PAIN.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
That's right. And Elizabeth Swann
sent me to get his heart so to
free him to be with that young boy
and her. To be his father and a
husband to Elizabeth.
                                                            
BOOTSTRAP PUTS HIS HANDS OVER HIS FACE.
                                                            
                       BOOTSTRAP BILL
Ten years it's been, and so fast.
Time be gone before ya know it--
when yer enjoy'n every minute with
someone ye love.
                                                            
BOOTSTRAP BREAKS DOWN AND LOUDLY MOANS IN HIS HANDS.
                                                            
                       BOOTSTRAP BILL
Life is nothing but grief and
death, grief and death. Take it!
Take it before I change me mind!
                                                            

110.

JACK TAKES ONE OF BOOTSTRAP'S HANDS AND PRESSES ELENA'S VIAL
INTO IT.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
A beautiful princess gave this to
me to give to you for your ills
and sorrows.
                                                            
BOOTSTRAP CLUTCHES IT TO HIS HEART, FALLS TO HIS KNEES AND
CRIES THE LOUDER.

JACK ENTERS WILL'S CABIN AND SEES A SMALL OPEN CHEST WITH
WILL'S LIVING HEART BEATING WITHIN IT. HE SHUTS THE LID AND
TAKES IT BACK TO THE PEARL.
                                                            
 
EXT. BEACH--THE DUTCHMAN'S CHANGE OF COMMAND - DAY
                                                            
JACK AND THE CREW ROW ASHORE. UNSEEN BY ANYONE, ELENA POURS
SOME OF THE AGUA DE VIDA ONTO THE SMALL CHEST CARRYING
WILL'S HEART. SHE WAITS BUT NOTHING HAPPENS.

UNBEKNOWN ST TO HER, SMALL HAIRLINE CRACKS SPLIT THROUGH THE
CHEST MAKING IT ULTRA FRAGILE.

THEY COME ASHORE A SMALL BEACH AT PORT ROYAL. MR. GIBBS AND
THE CREW ARE FLUSTERED AND ANXIOUS ABOUT WHAT THEIR NEXT
STEP IS. JONATHAN PACES, WHILE MR. GIBBS STANDS CLOSE TO
JACK AND FOLLOWS HIM WHEREVER HE GOES. JACK, TOO, IS
IRRITABLE AND UNSURE.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Mates, keep a weathered eye, I'm
going up the beach—-ALONE.
                                                            
HE WALKS ON AHEAD DOWN THE BEACH TO A GRASSY HILLSIDE AND
STANDS STILL FOR A FEW MINUTES. THEN HE CALLS THE CREW TO
FOLLOW, WHICH THEY DO, REGETTI CARRYING THE CHEST.

AS THEY TREK DOWN THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL THEY MEET
BARBOSSA, LADY GENEVIEVE AND HIS CREW. REGETTI SETS THE
CHEST DOWN.

BARBOSSA APPROACHES JACK WITH A SCOWL AND FIRE IN HIS YELLOW
EYES. HIS MONKEY PROPPED ON HIS SHOULDER.
                                                            

111.

                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
      (THUNDERING)
Jack, ye lying, scheming wretch of
what ye call a man! Mak'n us trek
through that God-forsaken land
that led to hell itself. Ye
should 'ave just killed me when ye
had yer bleed'n chance.

I know ye found a treasure worth a
few kingdoms, and ya took it all
fer yerselves, didn't ya!

There be no water where ye sent
us. No'thin but desert and the
flames of death!
                                                            
BARBOSSA UNSHEATHES HIS SWORD AND JACK FOLLOW SUITE. THE
MONKEY JUMPS DOWN FROM BARBOSSA'S SHOULDER AND SCURRIES OFF.


THE DUEL BEGINS, AND ALL EYES ARE FOCUSED ON THE TWO.

BARBOSSA IS FLAMING MAD WITH A LOOK OF BITTER DETERMINATION
IN HIS EYES, A LOOK OF MURDER.

ELENA CAN'T WATCH, TURNS PALE AND GOES TO THE BUSHES AND
VOMITS. SHE FINDS BROTHER GERARD AND THEY KNEEL DOWN TO
PRAY.

LADY GENEVIEVE SPOTS ELENA AND BROTHER GERARD. SHE IS
DRESSED LIKE ROYALTY BUT HER FACE IS BITTER, WEATHERED,
WITCHY. SHE SCREAMS AT ELENA.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
      (SPATTING OUT)
Why you spoiled little tramp! This
is all yer fault, every cursed
second of it.

I live this nightmare all because
the King wanted you? He wanted
you! His innocent little
granddaughter.

(SMIRKING)

            (MORE)

112.

                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS (cont'd)
Not so innocent any longer, I
wager.

And, stupid me! I did his dirty
work for him and came to chaperon
you back like a faith subject.

And this is what it got me! No
more beautiful days at court. No
more exquisite couture dresses of
silk and velvet.

NO! You made me into this! Your
foolishness has sentenced me to
this prison of hell and misery.

A curse be on you, Princess Elena
Theresa Bourbon! A curse be on
you!

(SPITTING TOWARD ELENA)
                                                            
ANGRILY JONATHAN BEELINES TO LADY GENEVIEVE AND SLAPS HER
FACE. SHE SHRIEKS AT JONATHAN AND TURNS AND WALKS AWAY LIKE
SHE DOESN'T FEEL IT.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
      (SEETHING)
So I see you've had yer turn with
her too, then.
                                                            
JONATHAN WALKS TO ELENA WHO WEEPS FOR LADY GENEVIEVE IN
SPITE OF HER HURTFUL WORDS. HE HUGS HER WITH TRUE
AFFECTION.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
I've heard a saying, lass, "Like a
fluttering sparrow or a darting
swallow, an undeserved curse will
not land on its intended victim."

Yes, it's a Proverb.

I imagine an undeserved curse goes
back to its originator.
                                                            

113.

BROTHER GERARD IS FROZEN WITH AWE AT JONATHAN'S QUOTING OF
SCRIPTURE.
                                                            
                       JONATHAN
      (TO BROTHER GERARD)
Don't be gett'n any fancies. I'm
not ready fer Holy Orders.

Ahoy, mate! I'm a bloody pirate!
And in case ya didn't know, we
don't marry in yer fashion either.
                                                            
BARBOSSA'S MONKEY HOPS OVER AND TOUCHES THE CHEST, WHICH
DISINTEGRATES, LEAVING ONLY WILL'S BEATING HEART. HE GRABS
IT, RUNS TO HIS MASTER AND PLOPS IT AT HIS FEET. SEEING IT,
BARBOSSA GETS A KNOWING LOOK IN HIS EYES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN BARBOSSA
You fool! Will is accursed
forever. No riches can ever bring
him back. Only the water could...

(UNDERSTANDING DAWNS ACROSS
BARBOSSA'S FACE)

Hah, Hah, Hah!

Aye, it be the water. Ye have the
water! Ya hoodwinked me, Jack
Sparra!

Well, it be I needin' the water!
For it be I doin' the dyin'!
                                                            
BARBOSSA'S DISTRACTION GIVES JACK THE UPPER HAND. JACK GETS
AN OPEN SHOT AT BARBOSSA'S CHEST AND TAKES IT. HE PLUNGES
HIS SWORD DEEP INTO BARBOSSA'S HEART AND HE FALLS TO THE
GROUND UNABLE TO RISE BECAUSE JACK'S SWORD WENT SO FAR
THROUGH IT NOW STICKS IN THE GROUND.

CAPTAIN BARBOSSA, KNOWING HE IS DOOMED TO ETERNAL DEATH AND
STILL HOLDING HIS SWORD, STABS WILL'S HEART THROUGH.

JACK PULLS OUT HIS SWORD, STUNNED AT WHAT BARBOSSA HAS DONE.


114.

LADY GENEVIEVE APPROACHES THE VULNERABLE AND FATALLY WOUNDED
BARBOSSA. SHE STANDS ABOVE HIM AND SMILES SPITEFULLY.
                                                            
                       GENEVIEVE D'ORLEANS
      (BITTERLY)
How I wish it were I who pierced
your black heart.
                                                            
SUDDENLY AN EERIE SOUND IS HEARD, LIKE THE SORROWFUL MOANING
OF A THOUSAND TONGUES. THE TRANSFORMATION RITUAL OF THE
FLYING DUTCHMAN'S CAPTAIN BEGINS AND THE HIDEOUS CREATURES
AND EVIL SOULS OF THE SEA APPEAR AROUND BARBOSSA AND LADY
GENEVIEVE.

HER HAUGHTY SMILE QUICKLY TURNS TO FEAR AND SHE STEPS BACK
IN HORROR SEEING THE MONSTERS UPON THEM, LIFTING BARBOSSA.

BARBOSSA WITH A CUNNING AND EQUALLY SPITEFUL LOOK IN HIS
EYES SUDDENLY REACHES OUT AND LOCKS HOLD OF HER HAND. LADY
GENEVIEVE'S COLOR WANES TO DEATHLY PALE AND HER FACE WITHERS
WITH INDESCRIBABLE TERROR. SHE SCREAMS A SHRILL
BLOOD-CURDLING SCREAM THAT IS HEARD UNTIL THEY ARE GONE AND
THE DUTCHMAN SUBMERGES.

ELENA HIDES HER EYES IN JONATHAN'S CHEST AND COVERS HER
EARS.

BROTHER GERARD REMAINS PROSTRATE, COVERING HIS EARS WHILE
SHUTTERING WITH FEAR.
                                                            
 
EXT. WILL AND ELIZABETH (HAPPENING AT TIME OF DUEL) - DAY
                                                            
ELIZABETH SWANN AND HER TEN-YEAR-OLD SON STAND ON THE CLIFFS
OVERLOOKING THE SEA. THE SKY FLASHES GREEN TO HER SON'S
AMAZEMENT AND, HOLDING HIS HAND, THEY WALK DOWN THE GRASSY
HILL TO THE BEACH.

STANDING ON THE SHORE IS THE VERY HANDSOME, WILL TURNER.
WHEN HE SEES ELIZABETH WITH THE BOY HE CRINKLES HIS EYES AND
TILTS HIS HEAD, LOOKING CONFUSED. THEY WALK TOWARD EACH
OTHER AND WHEN THEY MEET, THEY STAND STARING INTO EACH
OTHERS' EYES. TEARS FALL COPIOUSLY DOWN ELIZABETH'S CHEEKS
AND WILL REACHES TO TOUCH THEM.

WILL LOOKS DOWN AT THE BOY WITH A GLIMMER OF UNDERSTANDING,

115.

AND WITH HIS OWN EYES WELLED WITH TEARS, BENDS DOWN TO HUG
HIM AND HOLD HIM TO HIMSELF. WILL STANDS AND PULLS
ELIZABETH FORWARD AND KISSES HER DEEPLY AND PASSIONATELY.
                                                            
                       WILL
      (WITH PROFOUND
       PASSION)
Elizabeth. We have a son, and
he's beautiful like you.
                                                            
ELIZABETH LAUGHS AND CRIES SIMULTANEOUSLY.
                                                            
                       WILL (CONT'D)
How I have missed you. There's
nothing in this life I want or
love more than you and this child.
                                                            
ELIZABETH PUTS BOTH ARMS AROUND WILL WITH THEIR SON BETWEEN
THEM AND KISSES HIS CHEEKS, NOSE AND MOUTH.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
I want you, Will. Not just now,
but always. I want my husband to
be with his son.

(SOBBING)

I want you, Will. Forever!
                                                            
SUDDENLY WILL PALES AND FALLS LIFELESS TO THE GROUND.
                                                            
 
EXT. JACK MEETS ELIZABETH SWANN - DAY
                                                            
JACK AND HIS CREW FIND ELIZABETH AND HER YOUNG SON WEEPING
OVER WILL'S BODY. THEY STAND AROUND HER IN COMPLETE
SILENCE, SOLEMNLY.

ELIZABETH LOOKS UP AT JACK IN GREAT ANGUISH, HER GORGEOUS
FACE SHINING WITH TEARS.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Jack! Oh Jack, you were too late.


God help us!

            (MORE)

116.

                       ELIZABETH (cont'd)
Why didn't you help me?

I trusted you, Jack, I trusted
you….
                                                            
ELENA OUTWARDLY ANGUISHES FOR ELIZABETH AND HER SON. SHE
HOLDS UNTO JACK CONSOLINGLY AND WHISPERS TO HIM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Wait. Maybe I can help.
                                                            
JACK LOOKS ASKANCE AT ELENA AS SHE STEPS TOWARD ELIZABETH.

ELIZABETH, DESPERATE AND INCONSOLABLE, EYES ELENA AS SHE
KNEELS DOWN NEXT TO WILL. ELENA PULLS THE SACRED WATER FROM
HER SKIRT, LIFTS HIS HEAD AND GENTLY POURS THE LIQUID DOWN
HIS THROAT.
                                                            
                       ELENA
      (CONFIDENTLY)
Whoever truly loves another more
than himself can drink of this
water and have life.
                                                            
AFTER A FEW SECONDS, ELIZABETH GASPS IN AWE AS WILL'S
LIFELESS BODY BEGINS TO REGAIN COLOR AND HIS EYELIDS
FLUTTER. HE OPENS HIS EYES AND ALL WITNESSING ALSO GASP AND
STEP BACK IN AWE.

WILL SMILES AT ELIZABETH, WHO CAN'T STOP CRYING TEARS OF
JUBILATION. SHE TAKES ELENA'S HAND AND WARMLY SQUEEZES IT,
THEN DRINKS THE REMAINING WATER HERSELF AND EMBRACES HER
FAMILY NOW UNITED.

ELIZABETH STANDS HOLDING WILL'S HAND. JACK STEPS FORWARD TO
HELP AND FIRMLY CLASPS WILL'S HAND AND SMILES.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Welcome back, COUSIN.
                                                            
WILL TILTS HIS HEAD BEWILDERED BY JACK'S REMARK.

COMING TOWARD THE GROUP WALKS A LONE STRANGER WHO APPEARS
LOST, MOVING HIS HEAD LIKE HE'S TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE.


117.

JACK NUDGES WILL'S SHOULDER AND POINTS TO THE MAN ON THE
BEACH.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
I take it your Father's lost.
Shall I fetch him or will you be
doing it?
                                                            
WILL RUNS TO HIS FATHER. ELIZABETH LOOKS DOWN AT HER SON
AND SHAKES HER HEAD WITH AMAZEMENT.
                                                            
                       ELIZABETH
Well, now the whole family's here.
                                                            
 
EXT. AT SEA ON THE BLACK PEARL-HELM - DAY
                                                            
IT'S A GLORIOUS DAY--BLUE SKY, BILLOWY CLOUDS OFF IN THE
DISTANCE, CRYSTAL BLUE CALM WATERS.

JACK IS AT THE HELM GENTLY CARESSING THE WHEEL, LOOKING
QUITE THE MAJESTIC CAPTAIN. ELENA APPROACHES HIM AND CHIDES
HIM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Upon my word, my lord, trying to
pawn me off on Will and Elizabeth,
so you can go off to sea without
me. Shameful, when ya know I'm
not ready. You know I can't be
without ye yet.
                                                            
SHE STANDS BEHIND HIM AND SNUGGLES UP, TYING HER ARMS IN AND
AROUND HIS COAT. SHE BREATHS IN THE GENTLE BALMY AIR AND
HER EYES FLINCH.
                                                            
                       ELENA (CONT'D)
Jack, I never told you how sorry I
am about your compass. I remember
you telling me how upset you get
when things ya love go missing.
                                                            
JACK IS TOTALLY CONTENT GAZING IN DEEP THOUGHT OUT TO SEA.
HIS EYES DARK WITH KOHL, HIS FACE TANNED AND RESTED.
                                                            

118.

                       CAPTAIN JACK
UM, HMM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
I thought there were no secrets
between us.
                                                            
JACK STILL LOOKING THE SAME.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
That's right, love.
                                                            
ELENA PULLS OUT HIS COMPASS AND HOLDS IT UP TO HIM.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Why didn't ye tell me?
                                                            
JACK LOOKS DREAMILY AHEAD TO THE SUNRISE AND GIVES A LITTLE
CHUCKLE THEN PEERS DOWN AT HER WITH A TWINKLE IN HIS EYES.
HIS RAISED EYEBROWS AND SLY SMILE TELLING HER HE ONE-UPPED
HER ONCE AGAIN.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
Pirate, lass, pirate.
                                                            
SHE GLARES AT HIM THEN RELAXES AND SMILES STUDYING HIS
INFAMOUS COMPASS.

ELENA, HOLDING THE COMPASS, REALIZES IT'S POINTING TO HER
AND SHOWS IT TO JACK, WHO'S NOW LOOKING PERPLEXED SINCE IT'S
POINTING TO THE PERSON HOLDING IT.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Why 'tis pointing to me.
                                                            
                       CAPTAIN JACK
That's interesting. What does
that mean? I wonder.
                                                            
DAWNING LIGHTS UP ELENA'S FACE AND SHE SMILES BEAMING LY AND
POINTS TO HER BELLY.
                                                            
                       ELENA
Pirate, my lord, pirate!
                                                            
JACK'S EYES OPEN WIDE.
                                                            

119.

THE END.
                                                            


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From Angela Feinstein Date 7/8/2010 ***1/2
The story was good. I would have liked to see Barabosa on the Dutchman and his reaction. Also I feel like Elenas diction changed too easily. She's a french princess it seems like her accent would die pretty hard. I can so see Depp doing some of the things you describe. I can tell you had him well in mind when you wrote it.


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