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Fade in:

1 EXT. UNDERGROUND PARKING GARAGE - DAY 1

MONICA HEALY, 40s, strides towards her flashy new BMW 7-

series, the African-American woman exuding the supreme

confidence and self-assurance that got her where she is.

Maybe if she was a little less confident, she might realize

just how alone she is in the SHADOWY garage... and might

even notice

THE DARK FIGURE

Emerging from the DARKNESS behind her. He's dressed entirely

in BLACK and is wearing a SKI MASK.

BACK TO SCENE

Monica aims her remote keyfob at her car, UNLOCKING it and

POPPING THE TRUNK. She leans in to deposit her COMPUTER

BAG... and the FIGURE strikes her across the back of her

head. She drops her KEYS and slumps forward into the trunk.

He grabs her by the waist and helps her the rest of the way

in, slamming the trunk closed on her. He picks up her keys

in one of his GLOVED HANDS, gets in the car, and drives off.

As he does, we PAN UP to the SECURITY CAMERA, then DISSOLVE

TO: *

1A INT. FBI HQ - DAY 1A

Brooke is at her computer, scrolling through a NEWS WEBSITE,

when she sees a HEADLINE: KALES LOSES APPEAL, EXECUTION TO

GO FORWARD and a picture of FRANK KALES, 40s, in his PRISON

YELLOWS, looking grim. Brooke looks as if she's taken a gutpunch.

Jess passes by, notices the heart-ache on Brooke's

face, and comes in.

JESS

Brooke... are you okay? What's wrong?

Jess' voice snaps Brooke out of it. Brooke looks up.

BROOKE

Frank Kales is going to be executed *

in three days.

JESS

Who's Frank Kales?

(CONTINUED)

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1A CONTINUED: 1A

BROOKE

He was convicted of beating three *

men to death and dumping them in the *

Potomac river... they were badly *

decomposed, only pieces, really. I *

helped put him on death row.

Now Jess understands what's bothering Brooke.

JESS

And this is the first time somebody *

you convicted is going to be *

executed...

Brooke gets up from her seat, starts gathering her things.

BROOKE *

No. Just the first time they were *

innocent. *

Brooke hurries out. And on Jess, looking shocked, we CUT

TO:

2 INT. PRISON DEATH ROW VISITORS ROOM - DAY 2

FRANK KALES, 40s, a slight, small man almost drowning in his

oversized prison jumpsuit and heavy shackles, stares up at

the ticking clock. It's almost NOON. That's when there's a

BUZZ and the door swings open. He looks up to see a GUARD

leading Brooke into the room. Kales smiles warmly at her.

KALES

There's a face I haven't seen in

years... and one I was sure I'd never

see again.

She sits down across from him.

BROOKE

I'm so sorry it has come to this.

KALES

Brooke, you did what you could to

help.

BROOKE

I'm not so sure.

KALES

I am. You left the U.S. Attorney's

office to fight for me. You worked

pro bono on my first appeal. So we

lost...you've still done more for me

than I could ever have hoped for.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

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2 CONTINUED: 2

KALES (CONT'D)

I would have told you that five years

ago... if you'd ever come back to

see me.

She looks down, ashamed.

BROOKE

It reached a point where...where I

had to make a choice between making

you my crusade or getting on with my *

life. I'd tried everything and got *

nowhere. So I stopped...and I tried

to forget.

KALES

That's not wrong. I'm in prison for *

no reason. It would have worse if *

you put yourself in a prison of your *

own. I don't blame you for choosing *

to live. I wish my wife had done *

the same thing.

When she looks up, there's a tear running down her cheek.

BROOKE

I trust evidence, not emotions.

Keep your feelings out of it, that's

what I tell the agents I work with.

The evidence says you're a killer...

but in my heart, I've always believed

you. I can't let you die without *

one more fight. *

And on her determination, we FADE OUT.

END OF TEASER

BLUE: 08-26-03 4.

ACT ONE

FADE IN:

3 INT. FBI HQ - KITCHEN - NIGHT 3

SUPERIMPOSE: 66 HOURS TO EXECUTION.

OF JUNIOR AGENTS are gathered around, big smiles on their

faces, listening to SPECIAL AGENT TANIS ARCHER, 30s, who

stands just outside the door, in the middle of telling a

story.

TANIS

It's our first big arrest. This guy

we're after is supposed to be this

real bad-ass, so Brooke and I approach

his front door, our guns out, and

she starts to do this stuff:

Tanis does a series of MILITARY HAND SIGNALS that are meant

to communicate that the door is closed, that Tanis should

break down the door and that Brooke will cover her.

TANIS

I whisper, "Brooke, I'm two inches

away from you. You want me to break

down the door, just say so, you don't

have to do--"

Tanis mimes some ridiculous hands signals. Jess and Sunny

chuckle.

TANIS

So I give the door my best karate

kick...and put my foot right through

it. I'm stuck. But we're committed

now. Brooke throws her shoulder

against the door, it flies open with

me hopping on one foot along with

it, and she dives into the room,

doing this super-slick move... and

comes up aiming her gun at our guy...

who is out cold in his recliner,

drunk. He missed the whole thing.

Never knew what happened.

BROOKE

Neither would anybody else if you'd

just keep your mouth shut.

That's when they turn to see Brooke coming up behind Tanis,

a big smile on her face. The two women embrace.

BROOKE

Tanis, what are you doing here?

(CONTINUED)

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3 CONTINUED: 3

TANIS

Tracking a fugitive. I'll be working

out of these fancy digs for a few

days until I catch him.

BROOKE

Days not hours? You're slipping.

JESS

Special Agent Archer was just telling

us what you were like before you

were so cool.

BROOKE

I've always been cool.

TANIS

Then you won't mind if I tell them

about the time we went undercover in

that Denver strip joint.

BROOKE

Unfortunately, that's still

classified.

Brooke pulls her out by the arm into the corridor. Jess

turns to Sunny.

JESS

Freedom of Information request? *

Sunny smiles mischievously. *

SUNNY

I'll have it by tomorrow. *

And on their amusement, we go to:

4 INT. FBI HQ - CORRIDOR 4

And Brooke and Tanis walk together, the long way around the

conference room to Brooke's office...

BROOKE

I am so glad to see you... even if

you are destroying my image around

here.

TANIS

I'm just showing the kids you weren't *

always this slick pro. It makes you *

more warm and approachable, less

intimidating.

(CONTINUED)

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4 CONTINUED: 4

BROOKE

I'm warm.

TANIS

I thought you just said you were

always cool.

BROOKE

Cool in a warm way.

TANIS

So that must be why you went to see

Frank Kales -- to show everybody how

warm and caring you could be, even

to serial killers. Since when do

you have a problem with the death

penalty?

BROOKE

I don't. I have a problem with a

man being executed for crimes he

didn't commit.

TANIS

Do you think Kales got a fair trial?

BROOKE

Yes.

TANIS

Then you didn't put him on death

row, Brooke. The evidence did.

He's a murderer. You have nothing

to feel guilty about and no obligation

to him. Let it go.

BROOKE

I can't.

(glances at her watch:)

I've got to go home and get the files

on the Kales case. If you'd like to

come with me, we can do some catching

up.

4A INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - NIGHT 4A

Brooke is on a STEP LADDER in her closet, handing BULGING

FILE BOXES down to Tanis, who sets them on the floor.

BROOKE

Triplets?

TANIS

Carrie always wanted to have a few

kids someday... just not all at once.

(CONTINUED)

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4A CONTINUED: 4A

BROOKE

She never does anything half-way.

TANIS

And that includes motherhood. She's

leaving the Bureau.

BROOKE

For good?

Tanis shrugs.

TANIS

The ranks of the Q6 are dwindling,

Brooke. Of the six women in our

Quantico class, only you, me and

Valerie are still on the job...

BROOKE

Actually... Valerie got an offer to

head up investigative pos at First *

Fidelity Casualty. She's seriously *

considering it.

TANIS

She didn't tell me.

BROOKE

She knew you'd try to talk her out

of it.

TANIS

We didn't fight our way up the maledominated

FBI so we could change *

diapers and chase dented fenders. *

It's a waste.

BROOKE

Just because we survived training *

doesn't mean it's FBI for life. *

TANIS *

Wash your mouth out. *

BROOKE *

I'm serious. *

Brooke gets off the step ladder and starts sorting through *

the boxes, making sure she has all the stuff she needs.

TANIS *

This doesn't sound like you. *

(beat) *

Someone ask you a big question lately? *

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 8.

4A CONTINUED: (2) 4A

BROOKE

Which someone, and what kind of *

question?

TANIS

Your boyfriend, Eric. And as to the *

question... you've used the L word, *

haven't you?

Brooke looks away, uneasy.

BROOKE

It might have slipped out.

TANIS

The L word is not something that

just "slips out" from you. It has *

to be forcibly removed.

BROOKE

He didn't have to use force... and

neither did I.

TANIS

So what's next? *

Brooke shoves a BOX into Tanis' arms.

BROOKE

We take these boxes to my car and I

go back to the office. I have work

to do.

TANIS

That's how you always avoid what's

next.

BROOKE

Frank Kales is going to be executed

in 63 hours. I'm the only hope he

has left.

Brooke picks up a BOX and heads for the door, Tanis trailing

after her.

TANIS

And it's one more thing to concentrate

on... so you don't have to think

about Eric and where your relationship

is going.

BROOKE

We love each other.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 9.

4A CONTINUED: (3) 4A

BROOKE (CONT'D)

We each have busy lives that limit

our time together. We're trying to

find a middle ground.

TANIS

Unless one of you is willing to make

a major sacrifice, the middle ground

becomes a battleground.

Brooke pauses at the door to give Tanis a look.

BROOKE

Catchy. Dr. Phil?

TANIS

Yang Chow Gardens. Read it on a

fortune cookie once.

And on Brooke's smile, they head out and we DISSOLVE TO:

5 OMITTED 5

AND AND

6 6

7 INT. FBI HQ - MORNING 7

Jess comes in and is surprised to find Brooke already at

work in her office, surrounded by CARTONS BULGING WITH FILES.

JESS

Isn't that what you were wearing

last night?

BROOKE

Yes.

JESS

Maybe it's time you asked for a drawer

and a couple hangers at Eric's place.

Jess smiles mischievously. Brooke blows past Jess and stops

Sunny on the move in the corridor.

BROOKE

Sunny -- I need you to run a check

on all homicides or missing person

cases nationwide with any connection

to Deon International or its *

subsidiaries.

Sunny just stares at her.

(CONTINUED)

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7 CONTINUED: 7

SUNNY

Deon is one of the largest *

corporations on Earth. They're into *

everything from auto parts to

television networks. They've got *

more employees than Portland has *

people.

JESS

Oregon or Maine?

SUNNY

(to Brooke, re: Jess:)

What's she so giddy about?

JESS

Brooke is wearing the same clothes

she wore yesterday. Wait a minute --

when did Eric get back from China?

BROOKE

He didn't.

SUNNY

Oo-la-la.

BROOKE *

There was no oo-la-la. I spent the

night here. Working. *

Brooke heads back to her office, Jess chasing after her.

Sunny heads off to fulfill Brooke's request.

JESS

On what?

BROOKE

Frank Kales.

JESS

The guy who's going to be executed?

BROOKE

Not if I can help it.

JESS

Isn't it a little late? If you knew

he was innocent, how come you didn't

say something back then?

Brooke spins around in FURY.

BROOKE

I did. Until my throat was raw.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

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7 CONTINUED: (2) 7

BROOKE (CONT'D)

But nobody listened. You know why?

Because I was the least experienced

member of the team... and I didn't

have any evidence. All I had was a

feeling. And they weren't about to

jeopardize a slam-dunk case for that.

Brooke marches back to her office. Jess hesitates for a

moment, then follows. Brooke, still pissed, is already going

through the files again. Jess speaks up... tentatively.

JESS

What was their case?

Brooke pauses for a moment, dials down her anger, and turns

around to a face Jess.

BROOKE

Frank Kales was a social worker,

trying to help a teen prostitute

named Lisa Egan. The three dead

men...Harvey Finch, Billy Cussler,

and Jim Novack... were all customers

of hers. The police believed Frank

loved the hooker and killed the men

out of jealousy.

Jess has started to look at some of the evidence.

JESS

(reading)

... a severed leg... partial torso.

Ew...

BROOKE

I told you, we only found pieces.

But they were all positively i-d'd.

JESS

What kind of evidence did they have

against Kale?

BROOKE

Frank's knuckles were scraped up.

He said it was from playing touch

football with his buddies. But we

found blood-stained fibers from the

clothes of one of the victims, Harvey

Finch, on his jacket... and then we

found witnesses who saw the two of

them arguing. Kales admitted he hit

Finch a couple times, but only to

protect Lisa from a beating.

(CONTINUED)

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7 CONTINUED: (3) 7

JESS

You believed him. But I know you.

There had to be more than that.

BROOKE

Yeah, there was something else that

bugged me. We knew these guys weren't

the only ones who were having sex

with her. So why did Kales only *

kill these three guys? Why not go

after her other customers, too?

JESS

What does Deon International have to *

do with it?

BROOKE

Something I came across last night. *

The first two victims, Finch and *

Cussler, were both top execs for

Waverunner, the music division of *

Deon. The cops thought that was the *

connection between the victims...until *

Novack's remains turned up.

JESS

He didn't have anything to do with *

Deon. *

BROOKE

But he'd visited Lisa Egan, the *

hooker. That's the connection that *

led to Kales. Nobody ever looked

back after that... including me.

JESS

You didn't have the experience you

have now.

That's when Sunny sticks her head in.

SUNNY

I just started your search and already

got a hit.

She hands Brooke a PICTURE OF MONICA HEALY, the woman from

the teaser.

SUNNY

Monica Healy, a senior executive in

Deon's Food Services division, was *

abducted from a parking garage in

Chicago three days ago and hasn't

been seen since.

(CONTINUED)

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7 CONTINUED: (4) 7

Brooke hands the photo to Jess.

BROOKE

We're going to Chicago.

And as she heads for the door, Jess in tow, we CUT TO:

8 INT. HEALY'S OFFICE - CHICAGO - DAY 8

Jess, Sunny, and a GROUP

SUPERIMPOSE: PURRFECT MEALS. CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. 47 HOURS

TO EXECUTION.

Monica Healy's personal assistant, who hurries along, a

wireless telephone headset on his ear

Brooke and Jess talk with ARCHIE NAGEL, 20s,.

BROOKE

Did Ms. Healy have any enemies?

ARCHIE

She was in charge of Purrfect Meals,

Deon's cat food subsidiary. The pet *

food sector is a competitive, cutthroat

business, but not in the

literal sense.

JESS

Your manufacturing practices... would

they have left Ms. Healy vulnerable

to some kind of threat?

ARCHIE

I don't see how.

JESS

Like maybe your tuna fish suppliers

catch dolphins in their nets... and

it enraged some radical animal rights

group.

ARCHIE

No hate mail from the Friends of *

Flipper. *

BROOKE

What about Monica's personal life...

any problems there?

ARCHIE

Yeah, a big one. She didn't have a

personal life. She lived and breathed

her job 24/7.

JESS

She sold cat food.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 14.

8 CONTINUED: 8

ARCHIE

It's doesn't matter what you sell,

it's about the game -- making deals,

making profits, and making your way

up the corporate ladder.

BROOKE

Did she ever have any business or

personal dealings with Harvey Finch,

Billy Cussler or Jim Novack?

He taps some keys on his keyboard.

ARCHIE

They aren't in her database and if

you weren't in her database, you

didn't exist.

JESS

She sold cat food.

BROOKE

Tell me, Mr. Nagel, is there anybody

who'd be willing to pay a ransom for

her safe return?

ARCHIE

She was an only child, both parents *

dead, no steady boyfriend. And I *

doubt Deon would pay anything for

her.

BROOKE

Why not?

Archie leans close and whispers:

ARCHIE

We just launched her Purrfect Lobster *

Meal and it's a disaster. In taste

tests, it repulsed three out of every

four cats. She spent six million to *

develop that product.

(then, realizing:)

You don't think... the company made

her disappear, do you?

BROOKE

Anything is possible. Thank you for *

your help, Mr. Nagel. *

Brooke and Jess head out.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 15.

8 CONTINUED: (2) 8

JESS

You don't really think it's possible

do you?

BROOKE

Sure.

JESS

But it's cat food.

BROOKE

It's six million dollars. *

JESS

You think there's a connection to

Frank Kales?

BROOKE

Not unless they're serving cat food *

on death row. *

And on her look, we CUT TO:

9 EXT. DREAMSCAPE - DAY 9

A SERIES of QUICK SHOTS: A WIND-SWEPT, deserted *

SHORELINE...Monica Healy, the catfood executive, wanders *

lost down the shore, which is covered with fast food *

containers, old tires, spent printer cartridges....THREE *

BODIES float face down in the SHALLOW WATER... Monica Healy *

turns to us, her face like a BEATEN, DECAYING CORPSE. *

10 INT. FBI JET - DAY 10*

Jess wakes up SCREAMING in her seat. Brooke rushes over to

her, puts a hand on her shoulder to comfort her.

BROOKE

It's okay, Jess. You're all right.

JESS

I am. But Monica Healy isn't.

Jess gets up out of her seat and goes to finds a bottle of

water. Her hand is shaking. That's when she notices what

Brooke was watching on her LAPTOP.

HER POV - SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

of Monica Healy's kidnapping. It's dark, and the kidnapper's

face is hidden.

JESS

This airline shows lousy movies.

(CONTINUED)

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10 CONTINUED: 10

BROOKE

What did you see, Jess? *

Jess takes a long drink of water ... then notices her hand

is shaking. She FLASHES BACK to MONICA'S FACE... and nearly *

drops the bottle.

JESS

Monica Healy was on a shoreline, her *

face was decaying... and there were *

three men floating in a lake. Dead. *

BROOKE *

It's a lake? Not an ocean or a *

swimming pool? *

JESS

No. A lake. Maybe a big pond. It *

was too shallow and calm to be the *

ocean. Is that important? *

BROOKE

What else did you see?

JESS

The water was filled with trash.

Old Tonelli tires. Oakes Root Beer *

bottles. Edlin printer cartridges.

Burger Island wrappers. *

Brooke starts looking through her papers, growing more

disturbed by what she sees.

JESS

What is it?

BROOKE

Washington D.C. is on the Potomac,

which is where the decomposed remains

were found of the three men Kales

supposedly killed. In your dream,

you saw their bodies floating on a

lake. Chicago, where Monica was

abducted, is on Lake Michigan...

JESS

The three victims were found in

water... and my dream shows Monica

floating on the lake. That doesn't

seem like much of a connection.

BROOKE

But this is. Tonelli Tires. Oakes *

Root Beer. Edlin printers. They

all have one thing in common.

(CONTINUED)

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10 CONTINUED: (2) 10

She hands Jess the papers. Jess glances at them and looks

up, shocked.

JESS

They're all owned by Deon

International. *

BROOKE

If Deon is the connection between *

the three victims, and not that they

saw the same prostitute, then the

whole case against Frank Kales falls

apart.

JESS

But the third victim, Jim Novack,

doesn't have a Deon connection. *

BROOKE

I think your dream is telling us he

does and we didn't find it... and if

that's true, it means the real killer

is still out there... and now he has *

Monica Healy.

And on Brooke's look, we CUT TO:

11 INT. FBI HQ - DAY 11

SUPERIMPOSE: 44 HOURS TO EXECUTION.

analog board with Coyle. Names and faces of FINCH, CUSSLER,

and MONICA HEALY are circled, with an arrow pointing towards

DEON. NOVACK'S name is off to the side. Brooke is making *

her case.

BROOKE

All the victims -- Finch, Cussler,

and Healy -- had ties to Deon

International. *

COYLE

Novack didn't.

BROOKE

I'm betting he did -- we just haven't

found the connection yet.

COYLE

I'm looking at the connection right

now.

He's looking AT HER.

COYLE

Brooke... listen to me. *

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

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11 CONTINUED: 11

COYLE (CONT'D)

You're losing perspective. The only *

link between these murders and the *

Healy kidnapping is

eager to find something... anything...

to save Frank Kales, it's distorting *

the way you look at the evidence.

BROOKE

But the Deon connection -- *

COYLE

Doesn't fit all the victims, which

is why the DC police dropped it. *

What made sense is the fact that *

Finch, Cussler and Novack all had *

sex with the same teen prostitute...

the one Kales was in love with.

BROOKE

What about Monica Healy?

COYLE

It's a totally unrelated case. That's

what I am trying to tell you.

BROOKE

But she's a Deon employee, just like *

they were.

COYLE

Of course she is. Because you went

out looking specifically for Deon *

employees who were missing or

abducted... remember? You decided

this case was related to Kales before

you even started investigating it.

BROOKE

I'm convinced Deon is the connection *

between the three men Kales was

convicted of killing... not the fact

they saw the same prostitute.

COYLE

You have no evidence.

BROOKE

What about Jess' dream? The details fit.

COYLE

Because you made them fit.

(CONTINUED)

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11 CONTINUED: (2) 11

BROOKE

No more than any other time we've

used her dreams to aid our

investigation.

COYLE

You didn't have an agenda in those

investigations. Start over on this

one, Brooke...without trying to make

it fit the Kales case... and I

guarantee you'll see the evidence

differently. If you can't, I'll

pull you off and bring in someone

who can.

Coyle turns and walks away. Brooke looks at the clock...

which reads 4:35 pm. And on her concern:

Brooke stands at theyou. You're so *

END OF ACT ONE

BLUE: 08-26-03 20.

ACT TWO

12 INT. FBI HQ - DAY 12

SUPERIMPOSE: 43 HOURS TO EXECUTION

down the corridor with Jess and Sunny.

SUNNY

I'm having the surveillance footage *

of the kidnapping blown up, as you *

requested. I'm going through it

frame-by-frame. Maybe I'll see a

tattoo or something to ID her *

attacker.

BROOKE

Check if she's ever lived in D.C. or

if she might have been there when

Finch, Cussler and Novack were

killed... and run her prints, see if *

she's ever been arrested for

prostitution.

(then, hesitating:)

...and you better tell the police to *

increase their shoreline patrols. *

JESS

You think that's where we'll find

Monica Healy?

BROOKE

I hope not.

(to Sunny:)

Have you found any connection between

Jim Novack and Deon? *

SUNNY

No, but there's got to be one.

JESS

(to Sunny:)

You're saying you believe Brooke is

right, that Frank Kales is innocent.

SUNNY

I'm saying I've got Tonelli radials *

on my van, there's an Edlin inkjet

in my office, and my cat loves

Purrfect Lobster Meals.

JESS

She does?

(CONTINUED)

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12 CONTINUED: 12

SUNNY

The only people in the United States

who don't have some tie to Deon are *

dead... unless they're embalmed with

formaldehyde from Deon *

Pharmaceuticals.

BROOKE

Have you had any more hits for *

homicides or missing persons involving *

Deon people? *

SUNNY

I've found nine other executives at

Deon subsidiaries who were murdered *

over the last six years.

BROOKE

Get me the details. It could be a

pattern.

TANIS

In a company the size of Deon? *

They turn to see Tanis in front of them.

TANIS

That's like saying 12 Belgians were

murdered worldwide.

BROOKE

Shouldn't you be tracking some bad

guy across the badlands of Indiana?

TANIS

Tracked, caught, extradited. Ten

hours flat.

JESS

Wow.

TANIS

I've got a little extra time, so I *

thought I might break the Kennedy *

assassination. *

BROOKE

Or you could help us find the

connection between Jim Novack and

Deon -- which might lead us to Monica *

Healy and save Frank Kales from

execution.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 22.

12 CONTINUED: (2) 12

TANIS

(to Jess & Sunny:)

Excuse us for a minute.

Tanis leads Brooke into the conference room.

TANIS

Remember what we were before we became

the Q6?

BROOKE

The Q7. But Sarah Cahill --

TANIS

Complained about sexism in the Bureau

from day one. Until they forced her *

out. Remember what she said on her *

last day?

BROOKE

That we should all band together and

walk out with her. Make a stand for

women in the Bureau.

TANIS

I was ready to. You wouldn't let

me.

BROOKE

No one would have cared. Nothing

would have changed. The only way to

truly change the Bureau is to fight

from within.

TANIS

And you were right, we're proof of

that. But do you remember what you

said to me? If you see a friend

destroying herself, you've got to

try and save her... unless it means

destroying yourself, too. You stopped

me from throwing my career away on a

pointless gesture. It's time for me

to return the favor.

BROOKE

I am not self-destructing.

TANIS

You're being manipulated by a serial

killer.

BROOKE

Frank Kales isn't a killer.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 23.

12 CONTINUED: (3) 12

TANIS

Are you willing to gamble your career

on that?

BROOKE

Balanced against a man's life, my

career doesn't mean that much.

Brooke marches out, motions to Jess to follow, and heads

out. And on Tanis, looking after her, concerned, we CUT TO:

13 INT. IRENE NOVACK'S APARTMENT - D.C. - DAY 13

. Brooke walks briskly

SUPERIMPOSE: IRENE NOVACK'S APARTMENT. WASHINGTON, DC

HOURS TO EXECUTION

NOVACK, 30s, a frail woman with sunken cheeks and pale skin.

IRENE

Forgive the way I look. It's the

chemotherapy. *

BROOKE

I'm sorry, we won't take much of

your time, Ms. Novack.

IRENE

Don't even think of it. Not many *

people come to visit. It's too

depressing... or they're afraid *

brain cancer is contagious. Can't

blame them.

JESS

I could.

IRENE

Not if you knew my family. Cancer's *

killed every one of us... except my *

brother Jim. Frank Kales got him

first.

BROOKE

That's what we'd like to talk with

you about. Frank Kales is being

executed in less than two days.

IRENE

And you think that's a bad thing?

BROOKE

I want to be sure he's guilty. Did

your brother ever have anything to

do with Deon International? *

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 24.

13 CONTINUED: 13

IRENE

Jim was an accountant. He worked *

out of my mother's kitchen doing tax

returns for the neighbors. It wasn't *

his dream job. But it was the only *

way he could make a living and still

care for our dying mother. Nobody

else would help him. I sure as hell

couldn't be bothered. I wanted to *

have a life.

She wipes a tear from her eye.

IRENE

And it cost him his.

JESS

You aren't responsible for what

happened to your brother.

IRENE

Of course I am. I chose to live for *

myself. So he was left alone with *

Mom. So he had nobody. Why do you *

think he had to go to a hooker? His

loneliness got him killed.

BROOKE

His murder may have had nothing to

do with seeing a prostitute.

IRENE

Or with Frank Kales... is that what

you're implying?

BROOKE

Deon International is a multinational *

corporation that owns a lot of other

companies.

Brooke takes a paper from her purse and hands it to Irene.

BROOKE

This is a list of them. Maybe your

brother worked for one of them or

knew somebody who did.

Irene doesn't even look at the sheet of paper. She fixes

her gaze on Brooke instead.

IRENE

My whole family is gone, Agent

Haslett. My boyfriend walked out a *

year ago. *

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 25.*

13 CONTINUED: (2) 13

IRENE (CONT'D)

I don't have children, or cousins, *

or anyone else who's going to remember *

me. The only thing that keeps me *

alive, though all the pain and *

indignity... is that I'm going to be *

there to see Frank Kales die. *

And on the rage in Irene's face, bringing her to life for

the first time in the interview, we CUT TO:

14 EXT. IRENE NOVACK'S APARTMENT BUILDING - DAY 14

As Brooke and Jess walk to their car.

JESS

Did you see the look on her face?

It was scary.

BROOKE

She has a lot to be angry about.

JESS

And seeing a man die is going to fix *

it? *

BROOKE

She wants to see justice. *

JESS

She wants to see blood. She's full *

of hate. You heard her say it. *

BROOKE *

I don't hear hatred. I hear sorrow. *

I think she wants to die knowing *

there's a balance... a consequence *

for every action... and that it's *

been restored. *

Jess studies Brooke, who is standing on the other side of *

the car.

JESS

Is that what an execution is supposed

to do? Restore the balance?

BROOKE *

Partly. *

JESS

So he's a killer, and now we are, *

too. Some balance. *

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 26.

14 CONTINUED: 14

BROOKE *

It's a kind of balance. *

JESS *

And what happens when the wrong guy *

is executed? Oops, sorry, here's *

your life back? *

BROOKE

That's why we have don't have any

time to debate this. Let's find *

Lisa Egan, the hooker Kales supposedly

killed for. Then there won't an *

oops. *

Brooke gets in the car and we CUT TO:

15 EXT. GROCERY STORE - BALTIMORE - DAY 15

DENISE WHITMORE, 20s, is loading groceries into her SUV. We *

can see a BABY SEAT in the back and some children's BUCKETS

and SHOVELS as Brooke and Jess approach.

BROOKE

Mrs. Whitmore? *

She turns around, a polite smile on her face.

DENISE

Yes?

Brooke flashes her BADGE.

BROOKE

I'm Special Agent Brooke Haslett,

FBI. This is Jess Mastriani. Your

nanny told us we'd find you here.

(then:)

Do you remember me?

Denise's polite smile falters a bit.

DENISE

What did you tell my nanny?

BROOKE

Just that we wanted to talk with

you. We didn't say we wanted to

talk to Lisa Egan, if that's what

you mean.

Denise's smile disappears now.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 27.

15 CONTINUED: 15

DENISE

Lisa Egan doesn't exist any more.

That life... and the person that she

was... is gone.

BROOKE

Not entirely. Frank Kales is still

alive... for a few more hours. We're *

taking another look at the evidence

against him.

DENISE

I can't get involved.

Denise slams the door closed on her SUV and fumbles with her

keys, her hands shaking.

BROOKE

If Frank Kales had that attitude,

you might still be Lisa Egan, giving

$10 handjobs in a D.C. alley instead

of driving your kids to private school

every morning.

Denise drops her keys on the ground, but instead of picking

them up, she turns angrily to face Brooke.

DENISE

I'm not the one who put him on death

row --

this life... as a good mother and a

loving wife...I honor Frank Kales

and what he did for me. He'd

understand why I won't sacrifice it,

even for him.

BROOKE

Was he in love with you?

DENISE

No. Just like I said a thousand

times in court. Frank Kales was a

good man, that's all.

JESS

Were you in love with him?

DENISE

Maybe. I don't know. But I wanted

him to love me. I tried to make

him, in my crude way. He gently

fended me off every time... told me

he cared about me, and that the reason

he was trying to help me was so

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 28.

15 CONTINUED: (2) 15

DENISE (CONT'D)

someday I could have a family to be

as devoted to as he was to his.

Brooke shows her a photo of MONICA HEALY.

BROOKE

Do you know this woman? Her name is

Monica Healy.

DENISE

Never saw her in my life. *

She scoops her keys up off the ground.

DENISE

I have to get home.

BROOKE

Lisa --

(then, correcting

herself:)

Mrs. Whitmore. Is there anything at *

all you can tell us that might help?

DENISE

Yeah. He didn't kill anybody.

She gets into her car and drives off. And we CUT TO:

16 INT. FBI HQ - SUNNY'S OFFICE - NIGHT 16

. 41. Brooke and Jess are ushered in by IRENEyou are. Every day I live *

SUPERIMPOSE: 38 HOURS TO EXECUTION

on the speaker.

SUNNY

The Chicago Police have a floater in *

Lake Michigan. It's Monica Healy. *

INTERCUT WITH:

17 INT. FBI JET - NIGHT 17

Brooke and Jess are at Brooke's laptop...as the CRIME SCENE

PHOTO of MONICA HEALY in a body-bag, her face bruised.

SUNNY

She'd been severely beaten... the

M.E. thinks she was still alive when *

she was dumped in the water.

Jess is visibly shaken.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 29.

17 CONTINUED: 17

JESS

When I had my dream, she must have

been out there...dying. That's why

I saw her turning into dust and *

blowing out on the lake with... with

the other bodies.

BROOKE

You don't know that, Jess.

JESS

But I feel it. *

BROOKE

(to Sunny:)

Did you find anything connecting

Healy to Jim Novack or prostitution

in D.C.?

SUNNY

Nothing. But I did find out the *

details on those other murders of

Deon executives. They were all found *

beaten... and floating in a lake,

river or stream.

BROOKE

Tell Coyle I want to see him. I'll

be there in thirty minutes.

Brooke kills the connection and we CUT TO:

18 INT. FBI HQ - NIGHT 18

Brooke marches into Coyle's office.

BROOKE

Monica Healy is dead.

COYLE

I know.

BROOKE

And I think I've found a connection--

Coyle stands up from behind his desk, interrupting her.

COYLE

Brooke... Irene Novack called the *

U.S. Attorney's office in a rage...

because you told her the FBI thinks *

that Frank Kales is innocent. *

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 30.

18 CONTINUED: 18

BROOKE

She misunderstood me. I didn't say *

that.

COYLE

It doesn't matter what you really *

said. That's the message you sent... *

so I got an angry call from the Deputy

Director. He didn't leave me any

options. So for starters, you're *

off the Healy case. Special Agent *

Archer is taking over, effective *

immediately.

BROOKE

Fine. We work well together. I'll

give her everything I've got.

COYLE

That's not all. *

(beat) *

You're suspended, pending the outcome *

of a disciplinary hearing.

Brooke looks at Coyle, says nothing. Then she turns and *

marches out to Jess, waiting in the corridor. They head

down the hall.

JESS

That didn't look like it went well.

BROOKE

I've been suspended -- Tanis Archer

is taking over the Healy case.

JESS

What about Frank Kales? What happens

to him?

BROOKE

He dies. Unless...

Brooke spots Tanis at the analog wall, studying the clues.

She marches to her. Tanis turns to meet her.

TANIS

I didn't look for this. It came

down from D.C.

BROOKE

I know. You need to start with Jim

Novack the third victim, he's the--

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 31.

18 CONTINUED: (2) 18

TANIS

(interrupts:)

I'm investigating the kidnapping and

murder of Monica Healy. I'm not

reopening the Kales case.

BROOKE

You have to...or an innocent man

will be killed.

TANIS

I'm following the advice a close

friend once gave me. Try to save a

friend who's destroying herself

unless...

BROOKE

...it means you'll go down with her.

TANIS

I'm sorry, Brooke.

Brooke marches off. And on Jess, glaring daggers at Tanis,

we FADE OUT.

. Sunny is at her computer,

END OF ACT TWO

BLUE: 08-26-03 32.

ACT THREE

FADE IN:

19 INT. FBI HQ - MORNING 19

Jess and Sunny come down the corridor. Jess is fuming.

JESS

Tanis Archer is supposed to be

Brooke's friend... but she took her

job anyway.

SUNNY

She didn't have a choice. The orders

came down from Washington.

JESS

She could have refused. She could *

have fought.

SUNNY

And how many more people would die

while we're proving our loyalty to *

each other? Our feelings are

important, Jess. But what we do,

that's got to come first.

Jess doesn't have an answer. That's when Tanis Archer blasts

past, barking into her cell phone.

TANIS

I want to know everyone who had access

to the garage where Healy was

snatched, and I want to know where

they were every second of the last

24 hours. Yes, everyone.

She snaps the phone off and turns to Jess and Sunny.

TANIS

This vision thing, how literal does

it get?

JESS

It varies. Why?

TANIS

I've been going over Brooke's notes.

You saw Monica Healy on a beach

littered with garbage, right?

JESS

They're discarded Deon products. *

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 33.

19 CONTINUED: 19

TANIS

That's one way of looking at it.

The men who turned to dust, there

were three of them, right?

JESS

Just like Finch, Cussler, and Novack.

TANIS

There's a garbage dump about 30 miles

outside Chicago called Three Brothers

Sanitation. Does that sound like a

plausible explanation for what you

dreamed?

Jess doesn't want to concede it, but:

JESS

It might.

TANIS

(to Sunny:)

Put together a forensics team, I

want every inch of that dump searched.

There will be a warrant waiting by

the time you get there.

SUNNY

On it.

She turns and goes. Tanis turns back to Jess.

TANIS

Come with me, Jess.

Without waiting for an answer, Tanis turns and walks down

the hall. Jess follows her into:

20 INT. FBI HQ - BROOKE'S OFFICE - DAY 20

Which is clearly now Tanis' office. Tanis sits behind the

desk. Jess stands stiffly.

JESS

Nice office.

TANIS

I prefer my own.

JESS

Then why don't you go back there?

TANIS

I will -- as soon as we close this

case.

JESS

Then why don't you look at the

evidence Brooke put together?

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 34.

20 CONTINUED: 20

TANIS

Because I've been ordered not to.

JESS

What if Brooke is right? What if

Kales is innocent? Doesn't anyone

care?

Tanis gazes at Jess for a moment, then:

TANIS

You're running a fever, you aren't

thinking clearly.

JESS

I don't have a fever.

TANIS

If your flu gets any worse, you'll

be no good to me at all.

JESS

I feel fine.

TANIS

Go home, get some rest. I don't

want to see you back here until you

feel better. Do you understand?

Jess does now.

JESS

Thank you.

But Tanis has already picked up a file and started reading.

Jess leaves.

21 INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - DAY 21

SUPERIMPOSE: 26 HOURS TO EXECUTION

sitting on the floor by her couch, surrounded by FILES and

PHOTOS... when there's a knock at the door. She gets up,

goes to the door and peers through the peephole, surprised

by who she sees. She opens the door. It's Jess.

BROOKE

You shouldn't be here, Jess.

JESS

I'm not welcome in your home?

BROOKE

That's not what I meant.

JESS

Good.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 35.

21 CONTINUED: 21

She moves past Brooke into the apartment.

JESS

You're still working on the Kales

investigation.

BROOKE

They suspended me, they didn't suspend

his execution.

Jess idly sorts through the pictures of FINCH, CUSSLER and

NOVACK.

JESS

I want to help.

BROOKE

That's a nice gesture, but I can't

let you jeopardize your career.

JESS

What career? I don't want to be an *

FBI agent. You drafted me into this. *

BROOKE

You can walk away any time, Jess.

JESS

Sure I can... but I'll still have

dreams about missing people... and

no way to help them.

BROOKE

So don't screw it up by helping me.

You need the FBI.

JESS

No, I need you. This "gift" that I

have is as much about what I feel as

what I see... and you've always

trusted my feelings. You've trusted

me. If you believe Frank Kales is

innocent, then so do I... and I will

do whatever has to be done to save

him.

Brooke smiles, genuinely moved.

BROOKE

Okay.

JESS

What can I do?

Brooke leads Jess to the door.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 36.

21 CONTINUED: (2) 21

BROOKE

Let me know immediately if any new

evidence comes up.

JESS

But I can't go back right now. Archer

sent me home to rest.

BROOKE

(smiles:)

Did she? Well... get some rest,

then go back to work.

Jess nods and leaves. Brooke closes the door. She only

gets a few steps back into her living room when there's

another KNOCK at the door. Brooke groans and shuffles back

to the door.

BROOKE

Jess, I appreciate your concern but--

She opens the door. ERIC REYNARD is standing there. Brooke

is shocked.

BROOKE

Eric?

She throws her arms around him and gives him a big, hungry

kiss, pulling him into the room. He kicks the front door

closed with the back of his foot. After a moment, they come

up for air.

BROOKE

I thought you were in China. When

did you get back?

ERIC

I came straight from the airport. I

called the office -- they said you

were here.

BROOKE

How long are you staying?

ERIC

I have to go back to China tomorrow. *

BROOKE

You came all the way back just for

one day?

ERIC

I came all the way back for one day

with you... the woman I love.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 37.

21 CONTINUED: (3) 21

BROOKE

Perfect timing.

And as they embrace, we DISSOLVE TO:

22 THE DREAMSCAPE 22

A SERIES of QUICK SHOTS: A LONE FIGURE stands beside a CANNON *

on the shore. It's JIM NOVACK and he's CRYING, looking out *

at the TRASH COVERED SHORELINE, which is now a GRAVEYARD, *

dozens of CROSSES stretching out into THE SHALLOW WATER, *

where we also see a ROTTED SIGN that says "WALNUT CREEK." *

23 INT. JESS' APARTMENT - DAY 23

Jess wakes up, drenched with sweat. She swings quickly out

of bed and gets dressed. And we CUT TO:

24 INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 24

She's lying naked in Eric's arms, her head on his bare chest.

ERIC

How do you feel?

BROOKE

Great.

She kisses his chest.

ERIC

I meant about Kales... and about

being suspended.

She glances at the CLOCK on the night-stand... as another

minute ticks past. It's NOON.

BROOKE

Helpless. Desperate. Afraid.

ERIC

I don't think so. The Brooke Haslett

I know has never felt any of those

things.

BROOKE

There was a time when that's all I

felt... Mom in the bottle, Dad

fighting somebody's else's war

somewhere.

ERIC

So what happened?

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 38.

24 CONTINUED: 24

BROOKE

I got tired of it.

ERIC

You'll keep your job.

BROOKE

If I can't save Frank Kales, I don't

want it. How can I do my job after

killing an innocent man?

ERIC

You aren't killing him.

BROOKE

I helped put him on death row for a

crime I knew in my heart he didn't

commit.

ERIC

You did what you could to save him...

it's the Bureau that's to blame now,

not you.

BROOKE

Great. They can carve that as a

footnote on his tombstone.

There's a KNOCK at the door.

25 INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - DAY 25

The INSISTENT KNOCKING continues as Brooke, in sweats and a

tank top, pads barefoot to the door.

BROOKE

Okay, okay, I'm coming. Who is it?

JESS' VOICE

It's me.

Brooke opens the door and Jess blows in.

JESS

I just had a dream about Jim Novack,

the third guy Kales was convicted of

killing.

BROOKE

I know who Jim Novack is. So what?

JESS

So I dream about missing people.

It takes Brooke a second but she sees where Jess is going.

BROOKE

But he's dead. They found his body.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 39.

25 CONTINUED: 25

JESS

You said the bodies were so badly

decomposed you only found pieces.

How much of Jim Novack did you find?

Brooke reacts with SHOCK and hurriedly goes through the

papers, finding the report. That's when Jess notices ERIC'S

SHIRT on a chair... and his shoes on the floor.

BROOKE

A finger...some of his clothes...

and his wallet.

(she looks up:)

He's alive.

JESS

And I think he's in some place called *

Walnut Creek. I saw the sign, *

sticking up from this graveyard in *

the water. *

(then:) *

How did Novack's finger and clothes *

get in the Potomac? Why didn't he

come forward and say he was alive?

BROOKE

I don't know, but it changes

everything we know...or think we

know... about those murders. We

have to find him. Call Sunny, ask

her to cross check all the victims

names against Walnut Creek.

JESS

You want me to give Sunny orders?

BROOKE

I'm suspended, remember? Besides...

Brooke motions to the shirt she knows Jess has seen.

BROOKE

I need a few minutes.

JESS

Oh. Yeah. Right. Of course.

Brooke hustles back into the bedroom.

26 INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - BEDROOM - DAY 26

Eric is already getting dressed.

BROOKE

I have to go. Will you be here when

I get back?

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 40.

26 CONTINUED: 26

ERIC

I'll wait until the last possible

second.

BROOKE

Having you here... it meant... it

means... a lot to me.

ERIC

Me, too.

They kiss quickly, then Brooke starts getting dressed, too.

27 INT. BROOKE'S APARTMENT - DAY 27

Brooke hurries out, dressed, followed by Eric, who is

shirtless. Jess isn't the least bit bashful about looking

at him.

JESS

Sunny got a hit. Jim Novack of Walnut

Creek, Kentucky. But the address is

twenty years old... and it might not

even be the same guy.

BROOKE

I'll drive.

Brooke gives Eric another kiss, grabs her keys, and heads

for the door. Jess hands Eric his shirt.

JESS

I think this belongs to you.

ERIC

I certainly hope so.

Eric smiles and so does Jess, who rushes out after Brooke.

28 OMITTED 28*

29 EXT. RESIDENTIAL STREET - DAY 29*

. An exhausted Brooke is

SUPERIMPOSE: WALNUT CREEK, KENTUCKY. 17 HOURS TO EXECUTION.

It's a contemporary ghost town. These houses couldn't be *

more than thirty years old, but they stand empty, the yards *

untended or overgrown. Brooke and Jess peer through the

dusty window of one of the houses.

BROOKE

Novack may have lived here once, but

not anymore.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 41.

29 CONTINUED: 29

JESS

This whole town is creepy. If this

was a movie, we'd discover the people

who live here are all vampires. *

GREENWALT'S VOICE

More like zombies.

They turn to see an OLD MAN walking up to them from the house

next door, wheeling an oxygen tank, tubes in his nose. This

is JEFF GREENWALT.

GREENWALT

Unless you've just arrived.

JESS

And then we'll become zombies?

GREENWALT

(smiles:)

You're safe, young lady. The *

contamination's gone now. Then again, *

the ones who say that are the same

folks who said there never was any

contamination to begin with...

BROOKE

Is that what happened to this town...

everyone got sick?

GREENWALT

That, and the tire factory that *

poisoned the water in the first place *

shut down.

Brooke glances at Jess, then: *

BROOKE

You made Tonelli Tires here? *

GREENWALT

Used to. Now they're made in Mexico. *

Don't drink the water.

He laughs...and it becomes a coughing jag. He sucks in the

oxygen, trying to get the coughing under control.

BROOKE

Was Deon held responsible for what *

their tire company did here?

GREENWALT

They paid us for our "pain and *

suffering." Wasn't much.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 42.*

29 CONTINUED: (2) 29

GREENWALT (CONT'D)

Most folks used it to move and die

someplace else.

BROOKE

We're looking for the Novacks. Any

idea where they might have gone?

GREENWALT

Mrs. Novack and her two young kids

moved to Washington D.C., I think.

JESS

Why did you stay?

GREENWALT

I was born here. Might as well die

here the same place. Funny thing *

is, now that the water is clean, the

town is coming back to life. New

folks moving in, starting to rebuild. *

Shame I won't see it. *

JESS

That rebuilding... does it include a

cannon or some kind of war memorial *

somewhere?

GREENWALT

Matter of fact there is, a civil war *

memorial down by the river. They *

want to celebrate our "rich historical *

past." I guess a cannon is more *

appealing than barrels of toxic waste. *

BROOKE *

Thank you for your help.

They start back towards the car. *

JESS *

Now we know why I saw a graveyard in *

the water... *

BROOKE *

What was all that about a cannon? *

JESS

Novack was standing beside a cannon *

in my dream... but the memorial is *

new, so it wasn't the past I was

seeing, it's now.

Brooke spins around, turning back to Greenwalt.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 43.

29 CONTINUED: (3) 29

BROOKE

Excuse me. You said there are a lot

of newcomers in town. This might

sound like an odd question, but...have

you met anyone missing a finger?

GREENWALT

Matter of fact I have... guy who did *

my taxes. Grant Dundas. *

Brooke and Jess share a look, and we CUT TO:

30 EXT. DUNDAS HOUSE - DAY 30

Brooke pulls up to the curb and turns to Jess.

BROOKE

Stay here. I mean it.

She gets out, goes to the trunk, and opens a LOCKBOX. Inside

is a handgun and ammo. She takes the gun, jams in a clip,

and closes the trunk. Brooke advances cautiously up to the

house...approaches the front door...takes a deep breath and

KICKS IT OPEN. She springs in, ready to fire.

31 INT. DUNDAS HOUSE - DAY 31

It's empty. She moves quickly and professionally from room

to room, making sure it's clear, then returns to the living

room. She motions outside for Jess to come in, then starts

looking around. Novack's DESK is cluttered with DEON *

STOCKHOLDER REPORTS, magazine COVER STORIES about DEON, and *

ads for various DEON PRODUCTS. Brooke spots a FLIER for an *

EDLIN PRINTERS SALES CONFERENCE at the CAMBRIDGE SUITES HOTEL

in Nashville. Jess comes in.

BROOKE

Jim Novack is the killer. And we've

only got a few hours to find him...

And on her look, we FADE OUT.

*

END OF ACT THREE

BLUE: 08-26-03 44.

ACT FOUR

FADE IN:

32 INT. PRISON DEATH ROW VISITORS ROOM - NIGHT 32

SUPERIMPOSE: 14 HOURS TO EXECUTION

silent sobs as she watches being led in. They face each

other -- how do you say goodbye forever? -- then gives her a

soft, gentle kiss, his arms and legs in chains.

KALES

I love you.

Then he turns as a GUARD leads him out. The heavy door SLAMS

shut behind him... and his wife Betsy dissolves into tears.

33 INT. FBI HQ - COYLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT 33

Tanis comes in to report to Coyle.

COYLE

Have you heard from Sunny?

TANIS

Indirectly. I sent her to dig through

a dump. She's not speaking to me

any more.

COYLE

She'll change her mind when she finds

something.

TANIS

If she finds something...

That's when his phone rings. He picks it up.

COYLE

Coyle.

BROOKE'S VOICE

Is Tanis with you?

COYLE

Yes, Brooke, Tanis is here. We're

working on the Monica Healy case.

BROOKE'S VOICE

Put me on speaker. I don't have

time to say this twice.

Coyle shoots Tanis a look, then puts the phone on speaker.

INTERCUT WITH

BLUE: 08-26-03 45.

34 INT. BROOKE'S CAR - NIGHT 34

As she TEARS down the highway, Jess is DRIFTING in and out

of SLEEP beside her... trying to stay awake.

BROOKE

I need you to call the governor and

beg him to order a stay of Frank

Kales' execution.

COYLE

And I'm going to do that because?

BROOKE

The real killer is about to strike

again -- in Nashville. Edlin Printers

is having its annual sales conference

there at the Country Towers Hotel.

Coyle doesn't get it. Tanis does.

TANIS

Edlin Printers is a Deon subsidiary. *

BROOKE

Just like Tonelli Tires, which *

poisoned the ground water in Walnut

Creek, Kentucky -- and gave every

member of Jim Novack's family terminal

cancer.

Jess glances at Brooke, who is OUT OF FOCUS. She blinks

HARD, trying to stay awake.

COYLE

Novack? Frank Kales murdered him.

BROOKE

Novack is alive. He's the one who

killed Finch and Cussler. He realized

that the police were tracing the

Deon connection... and knew it might *

lead to him.

TANIS

(putting it together:)

He must have read in the papers that

they'd been with the same

prostitute...

Jess jerks herself awake, glances at Brooke... but then Brooke

gets HAZY again.

BROOKE

So he made his own date with her and

then faked his death.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 46.

34 CONTINUED: 34

COYLE

But they found body parts.

Jess closes her eyes...and when she OPENS them again, BROOKE

BECOMES JIM NOVACK, sitting behind the wheel, a CROWN ON HIS

HEAD, Brooke's WORDS coming out of his mouth in HIS VOICE.

NOVACK

Just a finger. A small sacrifice to

continue seeking vengeance.

TANIS

He's been murdering top Deon *

executives to avenge his family and

the town.

Jess blinks hard. BROOKE IS BROOKE again.

BROOKE

He's been living in Walnut Creek

again under the name Grant Dundas.

No one recognized him because he

left there when he was a kid. His

house is full of files about Deon. *

COYLE

I'm sure you're right... but it's

all theory. We don't have any solid

evidence to take to a judge, much

less the Governor.

Jess starts to drift off, Brooke BLURS into NOVACK again...

then back to BROOKE.

TANIS

I'll back-track Novack, try to find

evidence that places him in Chicago

when Monica Healy was abducted.

COYLE

(to Brooke:)

I'll call the Nashville office, get

them to send agents to the Country

Towers hotel to meet you. That's

all I can do.

BROOKE

That's not enough. We have to stop

the execution.

COYLE

Get me the evidence...prove that

it's Novack...and we will.

He hangs up the phone and we END INTERCUT.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 47.

34 CONTINUED: (2) 34

Brooke snaps her cell in frustration and SMACKS the dashboard

in frustration. The SOUND snaps Jess out of her half-sleep.

Brooke glances over and sees Jess staring at her strangely.

BROOKE

What?

JESS

For a minute there, you were Novack.

BROOKE

What are you talking about?

JESS

I was half-asleep. I think. And

when I looked at you, I saw Novack,

with a crown on his head. And then

you became you again. It's really

creeping me out.

BROOKE

A crown. Great. I don't know what

the hell that means... and we're

running out of time.

And as Brooke floors the accelerator:

35 INT. FBI HQ - COYLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT 35

. BETSY KALES fights back

SUPERIMPOSE: 12 HOURS TO EXECUTION.

going over the case when Sunny comes in, carrying her laptop.

SUNNY

I've got it. I blew up that

surveillance tape from the parking

garage and --

COYLE

I thought you were digging around in

a dump.

Coyle looks accusingly from Sunny to Tanis, who is *

unapologetic.

TANIS

The Chicago office had plenty of

officers to search the dump. Do you

want to argue procedure or look at

the tape?

They turn to the laptop and we:

36 INT. BROOKE'S CAR - NIGHT 36

Brooke snatches up her ringing cell.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 48.

36 CONTINUED: 36

BROOKE

Haslett.

Intercut with:

37 INT. FBI HQ - COYLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT 37

Coyle, Sunny, and Tanis are huddled over the laptop.

TANIS

We've found something.

SUNNY

I looked closely at the security

video.. and the gloved hand of the

guy who abducted Monica Healy.

ON THE MONITOR

is a blown-up image from the security tape -- one gloved

hand. But the LITTLE FINGER hangs down limply.

SUNNY

He's missing a finger.

BACK TO SCENE

COYLE

It's Novack. You were right. I owe

you an apology.

BROOKE

We owe Kales his life. You have to

get through to the governor.

COYLE

I can start a process. But we still

don't have any hard evidence. Until

you actually have Novack, nothing's

going to stop that execution.

BROOKE

Then we'll get him.

And as the car plows towards Nashville: *

38 INT. COUNTRY TOWERS HOTEL LOBBY - NASHVILLE - NIGHT 38

SPECIAL AGENT SAM BARSTOW addresses his assembled agents.

BARSTOW

He's missing the little finger on

his left hand. Assume he's armed

and extremely dangerous. Go!

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 49.

38 CONTINUED: 38

The agents scatter. That's when Brooke and Jess rush up to

him.

BROOKE

Agent Barstow?

BARSTOW

You Haslett?

BROOKE

What do we have?

BARSTOW

Ten meeting rooms, two conference

areas, 100 luxury suites, 1500 guest

rooms. I don't have enough men to

cover the session players, much less

the legends of country music.

BROOKE

What does country music have to do

with this?

BARSTOW

This is Nashville -- country music

is part of everything. All the rooms

here are named after country

musicians. Basic doubles are session

players like Herb Pederson and Johnny

Gimble. The big suites are named

after legends like Loretta Lynn and

Hank Williams.

Brooke glances at Jess.

BROOKE

(to herself)

You saw Novack wearing a crown...

like a king.

And on her realization:

TIGHT ON A DOOR

bearing a sign: ELVIS PRESLEY SUITE. A BATTERING RAM smashes

into the door and it bursts open into:

39 INT. HOTEL SUITE - NIGHT 39

A grand, garish suite...and vision of horror. PLASTIC

SHEETING is spread over the floor, and on it, a MAN tied to

a chair, horribly beaten, tortured. And standing over him,

a BASEBALL BAT in one hand, JIM NOVACK. Brooke and the agents

pour into the room, guns drawn.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 50.

39 CONTINUED: 39

BROOKE

Freeze, Novack!

Novack wheels around, raising the bat as a weapon.

BROOKE

Drop it.

He hesitates, then throws the bat on the ground. Agents

swarm over him, as others rush to untie his victim. Brooke

goes over to Novack, checks his left hand. The little finger

is MISSING. She pulls out her cell.

BROOKE

We've got him.

INTERCUT WITH:

40 INT. FBI HQ - COYLE'S OFFICE - NIGHT 40

Coyle on the phone.

COYLE

That's great news.

BROOKE

Not until the governor hears it.

COYLE

We've got a problem there. Seems

the Governor Rohrback is on a trade

mission in Romania -- and cell service

is a little spotty there.

BROOKE

You haven't gotten through to him

yet?

COYLE

His Lt. Governor has full authority

while Governor Rohrback is away.

But Rohrback is a staunch death

penalty advocate and his Lt. Governor,

who'd like to run for his boss's job

someday, is nervous about granting a

stay in his absence.

BROOKE

Frank Kales is going to die in the

morning for a crime he didn't commit.

Who gives a damn about the politics?

COYLE

Politicians do. I'm applying all

the pressure I can, believe me. *

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 51.

40 CONTINUED: 40

COYLE (CONT'D)

There's an FBI jet waiting to take *

you to the prison. Get moving. *

And on Brooke's frustration, we CUT TO:

41 INT. PRISON - DEATH CHAMBER - DAY 41

Frank Kales is laid out on a gurney, an IV in his arm,

glancing nervously at the OBSERVATION WINDOW, where we see

his wife Betsy, Irene Novack, and many others. He glances

at the CLOCK. 11:55 AM. Five minutes left.

42 INT. PRISON - DEATH CHAMBER - OBSERVATION AREA 42

Brooke rushes in and confronts the WARDEN.

BROOKE

Warden... I'm Special Agent Brooke

Haslett, FBI. You have to halt this

execution.

WARDEN

I don't have the authority to do

that.

(to a guard:)

Are we ready?

The GUARD nods. INTERCUT WITH:

43 INT. PRISON - DEATH CHAMBER - DAY 43

Obscured from view from Kales and the observers, two MEN

stand ready to turn valves on IV lines... neither one knowing

which holds the deadly dose. We follow the LINES from their

IV bags through the wall and down to Kales' arm.

BROOKE

You can't do this. He's innocent.

We've just apprehended the real

killer.

Betsy and Irene both react to this.

WARDEN

That's yet to be adjudicated in a

court of law. This case has been.

Unless I receive a stay from the

Governor, the Lt. Governor, or the

Court, the execution will go on.

BROOKE

Just wait...if only for a few minutes.

Say there's problem with the IV.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 52.

43 CONTINUED: 43

BROOKE (CONT'D)

The clock stopped.

(pleading:)

Anything.

The warden doesn't respond to her, he simply nods to the

guard.

WARDEN

It's time.

The TWO MEN at the IV turn their valves... the CHEMICALS run

down the line into Frank Kales' arm. He closes his eyes as

the drugs begin to work... The PHONE RINGS in the observation

room. The Warden answers it.

WARDEN

Warden Boggs.

(then:)

You'll have to speak up Governor, I

can barely hear you.

His eyes WIDEN... he immediately slams down the phone and

hits a RED BUTTON, which sets off a BUZZER.

WARDEN

You have your stay... if it's not

already too late.

The TWO MEN at the IV react to the BUZZER and rush into the

death chamber... one carrying a SYRINGE. Frank Kales is

beginning to convulse. One of the men JAMS A SYRINGE directly

into his chest and gives him an injection.

BETSY

What's going on?

Brooke takes her hand and squeezes tight. The TWO MEN perform

CPR...and after a long, agonizing moment, one of them turns

to the observation room and gives a relieved THUMBS UP.

Betsy turns tearfully to Brooke.

BETSY

Thank you. Thank you.

And as she falls into Brooke's arms, crying tears of relief,

Brooke meets Irene Novack's bewildered eyes.

IRENE

If he didn't do it... who did?

It's a question Brooke dreads answering... and on her look,

we DISSOLVE TO:

BLUE: 08-26-03 53.

44 INT. FBI HQ - COYLE'S OFFICE DAY 44

Coyle hands Brooke back her gun and her badge.

COYLE

The disciplinary hearing is canceled,

your record is clean. Well, not

entirely, but this latest smudge is

removed, anyway.

BROOKE

You ought to trust me.

COYLE

That works both ways. Maybe if you

followed my orders and stuck to

procedure once in a while, I'd be

more inclined.

She nods, point taken. She walks out in the CORRIDOR and

finds Tanis, an overnight bag slung over her shoulder.

TANIS

I'm headed back to D.C. I'm glad to

see Jess got over the flu. Nastiest

case I've ever seen.

BROOKE

I owe you one.

TANIS

You don't owe me anything. We're

the Q6 remember? It's our job to

look out for each other.

Brooke and Tanis hug.

BROOKE

You should call more often. I miss

our talks.

TANIS

I hear Eric spent the night.

Brooke glances past Tanis to see Jess, looking away guiltily.

BROOKE

(to Tanis:)

Don't you have a plane to catch?

TANIS

Yeah, but I could use a ride to the

airport... and you can tell me all

about what you don't want to tell me

all about.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 54.

44 CONTINUED: 44

BROOKE

Give me a sec.

Tanis goes to the elevator. Brooke goes to Jess.

BROOKE

There's something I need to say to

you.

JESS

I know, I know. Keep my mouth shut

where your private life is concerned.

I just thought she's your good friend

and--

BROOKE

(interrupts:)

Thank you.

JESS

You don't mind that I told her?

BROOKE

Of course I do. But I'm overlooking

it because you put yourself on the

line for me...above and beyond.

JESS

It's what friends do for each other.

BROOKE

It's what a partner does.

JESS

I'm your partner? Really?

Brooke is regretting this already.

BROOKE

Junior partner.

She heads for the elevator, Jess trailing after her.

JESS

Does this mean I get to drive the

car once in a while?

BROOKE

No.

JESS

Pick where we eat...

BROOKE

No.

(CONTINUED)

BLUE: 08-26-03 55.

44 CONTINUED: (2) 44

JESS

Use the siren?

BROOKE

We don't have a siren.

And as Jess trails her to the elevator, we FADE OUT.

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