By Alan Stevens
This script, set between
"Terminal" and "Rescue", was originally intended for publication as a
comic in Scorpio Attack! with
Jonathan Helm. It is reproduced here with permission.
FRAME ONE: AVON IN CONTROL ROOM ON TERMINAL, HOLDING A FEDERATION RIFLE.
AVON: Tarrant, Cally, Vila, I want you to search the living quarters. See if we can find any more weapons. Warm clothing would also be useful.
FRAME TWO: CLOSE-UP ON TARRANT
TARRANT: And what will you be doing?
FRAME THREE: AVON CLOSE-UP
AVON: I’ll be checking out that ship Servalan left us. Dayna, you’re with me. Let’s go.
FRAME FOUR: TARRANT TALKING TO DAYNA, CALLY AND VILA
TARRANT: Well, you heard what he said. Let’s get on with it.
VILA: I’ll check for a clothes locker.
FRAME FIVE: CALLY WALKING DOWN CORRIDOR
CAPTION: Some time later…
FRAME SIX: CALLY ENTERS ROOM CONTAINING THE EQUIPMENT THAT CREATED THE ILLUSION IN AVON’S MIND THAT BLAKE WAS ON TERMINAL.
FRAME SEVEN: CALLY PRESSES A BUTTON, AND ON THE SCREEN APPEARS TEXT READING:
CASE HISTORY AND TREATMENT REPORT: The patient's condition continues to improve. Life support systems were closed down for ten minutes extra today bringing the total to three hours. During this time Blake showed no apparent signs of distress.
FRAME EIGHT: CALLY STANDING NEXT TO TABLE CONTAINING VOICE SYNTHESISER AND VISUAL IMAGE STRUCTURISER, REACHING OUT TOWARDS IT.
FRAME NINE: CLOSE-UP OF CALLY’S FACE.
FRAME TEN: CALLY LYING ON THE TABLE WITH THE MICROPHONE DEVICE ABOVE HER HEAD.
FRAME 11: CLOSE-UP OF HER EYES. THEY ARE CLOSED.
FRAME 12: SHE IS STANDING IN THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE ROOM.
FRAME 13: HER EYES OPEN.
FRAME 14: PULL BACK TO SEE HER LYING ON THE TABLE, EYES OPEN.
FRAME 15: CLOSE-UP OF HER EYES, CLOSED.
FRAME 16: SHOT OF HER IN CORRIDOR OUTSIDE THE ROOM.
FRAME 17: SHOT OF HER LOOKING THROUGH THE SAME WINDOW AVON LOOKED THROUGH TO SEE BLAKE IN “TERMINAL.”
FRAME 18: LONG SHOT OF RECLINING FIGURE WITH BARE FEET LYING ON TABLE IN ROOM.
FRAME 19: CALLY ENTERS ROOM.
FRAME 20: AVON IS LYING ON THE TABLE WHERE BLAKE WAS.
FRAME 21: CALLY IS SHOCKED.
FRAME 22: AVON ON TABLE.
AVON: You were expecting someone else?
FRAME 23: CALLY.
CALLY: Servalan said that it was Blake who had been recreated inside the computers, not you. What does this mean?
FRAME 24: AVON.
AVON: What do you think it means, Cally?
CALLY: It was you they recreated, not Blake.
AVON: Death is something that you and I faced together on a number of occasions. I always though that your death and mine might be linked in some way.
FRAME 25: CALLY.
CALLY: You’re insane.
FRAME 26: AVON.
AVON: But you won’t tell the others.
FRAME 27: CALLY.
CALLY: What makes you so sure?
AVON: Ultrasonic fuses.
FRAME 29: CALLY.
FRAME 30: AVON.
AVON: Keyed to pick up the explosion from that ship.
FRAME 31: CALLY.
CALLY: You’re saying the craft Servalan left us is booby-trapped?
FRAME 32: AVON.
AVON: And this base has been mined. That’s how I would have done it. Goodbye, Cally.
FRAME 33: CALLY’S EYES OPEN.
FRAME 34: WIDE SHOT OF CALLY LYING ON THE TABLE.
CALLY: Oh no…
FRAME 35: CALLY RUSHING FOR THE DOOR AS AN EXPLOSION GOES OFF BEHIND HER.
FRAME 36: BLACK.
FRAME 37: CALLY, COVERED IN RUBBLE.
FRAME 38: CLOSE-UP ON HER EYES. HER EYES OPEN.
CALLY: (TELEPATHICALLY) Vila…
FRAME 39: HER EYES CLOSE.
FRAME 40: BLAKE, BEARDED AS IN “TERMINAL”, IN ROOM LYING ON TABLE, LOOKING OUT OF FRAME, DIRECTLY AT YOU.
CALLY (TELEPATHICALLY SCREAMING OVER IT): BLAKE!
FRAME 41: BLACK.