Remi Aubuchon and Ronald D. Moore
FIFTH DRAFT: September 28, 2006
2ND NETWORK REVISION: October 6, 2006
EXT. CAPRICA CITY - STREET - DAY
Joseph is walking William home from school.
Willie... how would you feel if you
could have your sister back? If
she could be in our lives again?
I don’t know.
Don’t you miss her?
Sometimes. I miss Mommy too but...
They’re dead. We can’t have them
back so isn’t moving on really the
best thing to do?
Off Joseph, hearing a fatalism he's never heard from his son before...
INT. JOSEPH ADAMS’ APARTMENT - DAY
Joseph SLAMS into the apartment and makes a bee line for Ruth in the living room.
How dare you fill my son with all
that Temple of Mars crap!
I don’t know what you’re talking
What’s wrong with him believing
there might be another life for his
mother, his sister? What would be
the harm in him thinking he might
see them again?
By the gods, you’re sounding like
one of these Caprican nut-cases
with their afterlife nonsense.
S’ca’ya ghet t’a yhul!
Finally! He speaks like a man.
Whether you like it or not,
William’s a Tauron, something he
knows deep down inside. Something
no amount of time on Caprica will
take away from him. You know this
is true, because deep down inside,
you are a Tauron too.
Off Joseph, knowing but not wanting to admit that what she’s saying is true.
INT. MLMT PLATFORM - DAY
A large CROWD is waiting on the platform. Amanda pushes through the people, looking for someone, but the press of people is incredibly dense, making movement difficult. She struggles -- finally sees Zoe standing on the edge of the platform, looking down the tunnel for the next train. Amanda pushes against the press of humanity -- tries to yell, but has no voice.
She finally reaches Zoe -- Zoe glares at her with seething anger. Zoe tries to talk to her -- still no sound comes out
of her mouth. Zoe watches her impassively. Amanda reaches out to embrace her daughter, but the second Amanda’s hands touch her, Zoe is PROPELLED BACKWARD as if knocked back by a blow.
A MLMT TRAIN roars out of the tunnel just as Zoe falls right in its path --
Amanda tries to SCREAM --
INT. GRAYSTONE ESTATE - MASTER BEDROOM - MORNING
Amanda’s eyes pop open in bed. She lies there, still reliving the experience of having personally killed her own daughter.
Amanda bolts upright to see Daniel, smiling, holding a tray
of food and a single rose in a vase.
What -- what’s this?
I made breakfast.
You made breakfast?
Excuse me, I used to cook for you
all the time.
With a flourish, he removes the dish-cover and presents the meal.
Eggs a la Graystone, wild mushroom
sausage, rosemary bread and freshly
brewed coffee. Enjoy.
She sees he’s really making an effort and is touched. He sets the tray on the beside her and turns to go.
I miss you.
The words strike home. He turns back and she pulls him down. Kisses him deeply and with sudden emotion.
We can get through this. We can.
Together. The two of us. Just us.
That strikes a guilty nerve with Amanda. She looks back down at the tray, starts to fuss with the food.
Yeah. The two of us.
She hesitates for a moment, then...
A man came by the Hospital a few
days ago. An Agent Duram from the
Global Defense Department.
(tears well up)
Daniel, he accused Zoe of being
involved in... "Soldiers of the *
That she might’ve been... one of
the terrorists on the Lev. Our
She grabs on to him as she starts to sob uncontrollably. Daniel is grateful for the fact that she can’t see his face at the moment.
You think it could be true?
Of course not. They’re just...
fishing for suspects.
Don’t worry about it. Eat.
He wipes her tears away.
Eat and maybe later I’ll give you
the chance to try and beat me in
He kisses her on the head, gets up and EXITS.
EXT. CAFE - DAY
Joseph meets with Sam over coffee.
I need a favor, Sam. I don’t even
know how it can be done but I need
Really? You? I’m listening.
From the Vergis Corporation... on
That’s a problem. Tomas Vergis is
a good friend of the Gautrau. I
doubt he’d sanction stealing from a
What if I agreed to deliver the
message he wanted? To Secretary
That might change things. But
isn’t this one of those big lines
of yours you’re always so worried
about crossing, Joe? Sure you
really want to do that?
I don’t have any choice.
Will you ask the Guatrau?
Consider it done.
Sam gets up and walks away.
INT. OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE - DAY
Joseph sits across from VAL CHAMBERS (70s) in the massive office of the Secretary of Defense. Chambers has an amused look on his face, while Joseph’s is stone.
You’re not actually threatening me,
Mr. Secretary, I’m simply
delivering a message. There is no
threat, real or implied, in
anything I’ve told you.
Chambers studies him for another beat, still very amused.
You Taurons, you’ve got stones,
I’ll give you that --
Are you making a racial comment?
No more than you’re making a
Let’s be clear. I don’t like your
boss. I don’t like your planet and
I don’t like your people. But even
a sack of shit has its uses.
So you crawl under the rock where
the “Gautrau” lives and you tell
him that not only will I not be
pressured or blackmailed, but that
the government of Caprica is about
to take a very special interest in
him, his business, and his low-life
Joseph eyes him calmly.
Perhaps you’d like to sleep on it.
Deliver the message, errand boy.
Word for word.
Joseph stands up.
Good-bye, Mr. Secretary. Safe
I’m not going anywhere.
Joseph just looks at him... then EXITS.
INT. GRAYSTONE ESTATE - MASTER BEDROOM - NIGHT
Daniel slips into bed with Amanda, softly kissing the nape of her neck. She responds sensuously, turning to face him. Their lips meet each other and soft gentle, kissing gives way to passion.
INT. JOSEPH ADAMS’ APARTMENT - TAMARA’S ROOM - NIGHT
Joseph sits on his daughter's bed. He looks over at the desk, sees a family holo-photo of the four of them all in this very room, laughing at something Tamara has just done.
INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT
That same night, we creep slowly through a well decorated bedroom that we’ve never seen before. As we get up to the occupant in the bed, we realize it’s... Secretary Chambers. Sleeping soundly.
-- Amanda and Daniel give vent to pent-up feelings as weeks of grief and sadness give way to their pure desire for each other.
-- Joseph sits there in the room of his lost child, looking at the family that will never laugh like that again.
-- A SHADOW crosses over Chambers’ face and remains there. Standing bedside is SAM, naked from the waist up, his body covered in the traditional TATTOOS.
-- Daniel and Amanda’s passion...
-- Joseph’s grief...
-- Sam’s mission. He slowly pulls two elaborately intricate daggers from behind his back.
Chambers flips open his eyes in horror. Before he can utter a single shriek, Sam SLICES his throat cross-wise with the daggers.
Sa’gre’hsal, b’gher’ya, Ha’la’tha!
The lifeblood of Chambers flows over the sheets and his eyes dim...
... as Daniel and Amanda climax in one another’s arms...
... and Joseph finally cries for his dead child...
... and Sam sheathes his daggers
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