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CAPRICA
by
Remi Aubuchon and Ronald D. Moore
FIFTH DRAFT: September 28, 2006
2ND NETWORK REVISION: October 6, 2006


ACT SEVEN:
FADE IN:

EXT. CAPRICA GENERAL HOSPITAL - DAY

Establishing shot.

SUPER TITLE: One Month Later

INT. CAPRICA GENERAL HOSPITAL - AMANDA’S OFFICE - DAY

Vergis, angrier than shit, storms into Amanda’s office.

AMANDA
What the hell are you doing? You
can’t just charge in here whenever
you’re on Caprica and --

VERGIS
My development lab was broken into,
a key piece of technology was
stolen, and three of my best
scientists were killed!

AMANDA
Call the police.

VERGIS
I have. And guess who my chief
suspect is? Your husband.

AMANDA
Oh, come on, Tomas.

VERGIS
He wanted that technology. So he
arranged for someone to get it.
Took the only prototype. Destroyed
the lab records. Killed the men
who knew how it worked!

AMANDA
Is this what you’ve finally become,
Tomas? A paranoid little man who
actually believes that the richest
and most powerful industrialist in
the twelve worlds is a murderer and
a thief?
(beat)
He wouldn’t stoop to your level.

Vergis advances aggressively towards Amanda who doesn’t flinch.

AMANDA
You try it, Tomas. You frakking
try touching me.
Vergis holds back.

AMANDA
No? Then get out of here before I
call security.
A beat and then...

VERGIS
So, it comes down to Daniel after
all.

AMANDA
It was always Daniel.
Another beat and then Vergis storms out.

EXT. GRAYSTONE ESTATE - NIGHT

Establish...

INT. GRAYSTONE ESTATE - DANIEL’S LABORATORY - NIGHT

Joseph is sitting at a work table while Daniel carefully takes a SMALL ELECTRONIC DEVICE out of a durable, shock-proof case. He’s treating the device like it’s extremely fragile.

DANIEL
Gotta hand it to Vergis... it’s an
elegant design. Fortunately, it’s
close enough to our preliminary
work that it shouldn’t be too hard
for Cyrus to construct a convincing
paper trail...

He barely breathes as he carries the MCP and sets it into a small CRADLE on the table. Then he seals it behind a GLASS CASE. Once it’s sealed, Daniel lets out a long breath.

Joseph is unmoved.

>DANIEL
You know this has more raw
computing power than the three
supercomputers at Apollo University
combined?

JOSEPH
(flat)
Does it work?

DANIEL
I won’t know that until I try to
put it into a robotic body and try
to download Zoe-A into it.

JOSEPH
How long?

DANIEL
Couple days. Got a surprise for
you, though.

Daniel gestures to the FLASH stick over on the work bench, where it’s enmeshed in a maze of circuitry and connections.

DANIEL
Tamara-A is ready to go.

JOSEPH
What...?

DANIEL
I used Zoe’s original avatar
program to search and download any
data on Tamara Adams -- school
records, medical, DNA -- well,
you’ve heard the list. About 300
megabytes worth.

JOSEPH
(shocked)
You mean... she’s... in there?

DANIEL
(barely hearing him)
You know, the more I work with
Zoe’s code, the more I realize she
was nothing short of a computer
genius... can’t believe I never
noticed...

JOSEPH
I want to see her.
He gestures to a HoloBand.

DANIEL
Thought you would. Go through the
yellow door.

Joseph looks over at the HoloBand like it suddenly turned into a snake that might bite him. He gingerly picks it up and puts it on...

INT. BLUE ROOM

Joseph finds himself in the blue limbo once more. TWO DOORS now float before him -- brown and YELLOW. He OPENS the Yellow door --

INT. HOLDING ROOM 2 - CONTINUOUS

Virtually identical to the other Holding Room with the same generic furniture. Joseph ENTERS and sees --

TAMARA

Sitting on the far side of the room, her head in her hands and looking very, very frightened. She looks up at her father... there’s a moment before she recognizes him.

TAMARA
Daddy...?

JOSEPH
My gods...

Joseph moves toward her, sweeps her up in his arms, his heart bursting.

JOSEPH
It’s okay, honey... I’m right
here...

TAMARA
Oh, Daddy. I’m so scared. What is
this place... why am I here...?

JOSEPH
It’s confusing, I know. But it’s
all going to be all right.

TAMARA
I feel so strange...

JOSEPH
You’re fine. Everything’s all
right.

She pulls back from him, her breath coming in short, frightened pants as hysteria begins to creep up on her.

TAMARA
No it’s not. This isn’t right.
Something’s wrong -- really, really
wrong. What’s going on? Why’s the
door locked? Why can’t I leave
here?

JOSEPH
This will take some time to
explain... the important thing
is... we’re together...

TAMARA
(starting to lose it)
I can’t remember how I got here...
I can’t remember where I was before
now... none of this seems real...
I don’t feel real... this isn’t...
real. This isn’t REAL!

JOSEPH
Willie misses you -- I miss you --
we can be a family again --

TAMARA
Daddy, I can’t feel my heart! WHY
ISN’T MY HEART BEATING!?

She SCREAMS --

INT. DANIEL’S PRIVATE LAB - NIGHT

Joseph tears the HoloBand from his head and throws it across the lab.

DANIEL
You okay -- what happened?

Joseph’s heart is racing -- touches his chest, aware on some level of the irony. It takes a moment to steady himself.

JOSEPH
Destroy it.

DANIEL
What?

JOSEPH
She doesn’t want to live like
that... she couldn’t feel her
heart... it’s an abomination.

DANIEL
It’s a miracle. Joseph -- she’s
probably confused by everything,
that’s only natural. But once
she’s out of the virtual world and
in a real body --


Joseph suddenly PINS HIM TO THE WALL, barely restrained violence now boiling to the surface. Daniel’s eyes go wide.

JOSEPH
(low, deadly)
Destroy... it. Now.

DANIEL
Okay. Okay, Joe... whatever you
say.

Joseph releases him, and Daniel picks up a computer sheet and makes a few marks. He holds it out for Joseph to see.

DANIEL
There -- I’ve wiped all the files
from memory. She’s gone.

Joseph suddenly can’t get out of here fast enough. He heads for the door.

DANIEL
You’ll be back. A week, a month, a
year.

JOSEPH
Our daughter’s are dead. I have to
live with that. And so do you.

Joseph EXITS.
DANIEL
(quiet)
No. No, I don’t.

As Daniel goes back to working on the computer sheet.



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