Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reflections script - Act 6 (The Young Riders)

ACT 6

FADE IN

33. Ext. Terrain Camp – a few hours later

We pan around the fire to see that all the riders now appear to be asleep. As we shift to the surrounding bushes we see a pair of eyes peaking through. The bushes separate revealing the eyes of Genevieve watching the sleeping riders. She pushes her way through the bushes and slowly walks up to The Kid reaching down for his canteen. As she comes within reach a hand grabs her arm and she tries to pull away. Zoom out showing the The Kid has grabbed her arm.

34. Ext. Camp Fire – minutes later

The scene shifts to Genevieve sitting on the ground surrounded by the riders.

THE KID

What the hell are you doing here?

GENEVIEVE

I told you I wasn’t staying there.

CODY

Do you want to die?

GENEVIEVE

I’m not afraid to die.

THE KID

Did you forget why Lou went through all of this?

GENEVIEVE

You all want to play hero and save her, that’s fine! I have my brother and
sister to think about.

THE KID

You’re one stubborn girl!

NOAH

Remind you of anyone?

Rustling from the trees around them cause all the riders to turn their attention away from Genevieve. All four draw as a figure appears from the bushes.

CODY

Buck?

BUCK

There’s no time to make camp. They’re moving them first thing in the morning.

THE KID

What happened?

Pause.

BUCK

Lou’s been shot. They’re holding her and Jimmy at the jail.

All the riders turn to their bedrolls and begin grabbing their things and re-saddling their horses. The attention turns to Genevieve.

THE KID

You’re going back.

GENEVIEVE

No, I’m not.

THE KID

We’ve already got enough to worry about. We don’t need you to add to it.

GENEVIEVE

I can take care of myself.

The Kid lets out a growl under his breath. The camera pans to Cody and Noah.

CODY

(to Noah)

Is this what the French would call de ja vu?

NOAH

I can see why Lou likes her.

Camera pans back to The Kid and Genevieve.

TEASPOON

We don’t have time. Buck, you’re gonna keep an eye on her. Let’s go.

All the riders mount up and head out into the dark night.

35. Int. Sheriff’s office – same time

We can make out Mackenzie asleep in his desk chair. Zoom in on Lou and Jimmy in the cells. Close up on Jimmy as he whispers in Lou’s ear.

JIMMY

Lou, you need to hold on. They’re coming.

Lou gently nods her head, but keeps her eyes closed. Camera pans down to Jimmy holding her hand once again.

36. Ext. Outside of Willow Springs – later that night

We see the riders approach the outskirts of town and dismount. They hand the reigns of the horses to Genevieve.

THE KID

When you see that we have Lou and Jimmy you ride up with the horses.

You don’t do anything else, you hear me?

Genevieve nods.

GENEVIEVE

What about Amanda and Billy?

CODY

I’ll get them.

Genevieve again nods.

GENEVIEVE

(to Cody)

Room 213.

The riders separate drawing their guns and heading into town. Noah, The Kid, Teaspoon and Buck all head in the direction of the office while Cody moves towards the hotel. The camera focuses on the riders heading toward the office. Teaspoon motions to Buck and Noah to head around to the back and he and The Kid head for the front.

37. Int. Sheriff’s office – same time

Jimmy is trying to stay awake as he holds on to Lou’s hand, but his eyes keeping opening and closing. Suddenly, his attention is grabbed by a sound coming from the wall behind him. He puts down Lou’s hand and slides to the back of the cell. Through the cracks we hear Buck’s voice.

BUCK

Jimmy, we’re coming in. Stay down. If you can hear this, knock on the wall.

Jimmy stares straight ahead not trying to bring too much attention to himself as he lightly raps on the wall behind him. Jimmy slides back to Lou.

JIMMY

(whispering)

Lou, they’re here. Hold on.

38. Ext. Sheriff’s Office – same time

The Kid and Teaspoon have positioned themselves on opposite sides of the door as Noah and Buck stay on opposite sides of the building. The Kid and Teaspoon push their way in.

39. Int. Sheriff’s Office – same time

The Kid and Teaspoon come in the front door. Mackenzie is knocked awake from his desk.

MACKENZIE

What’s going on here, Hunter?

The Kid grabs the keys and holsters from the wall keeping his gun still trained on Mackenzie.

TEASPOON

We’re taking them out of here.

MACKENZIE

They’re my prisoners.

THE KID

Not anymore.

The Kid runs over to the bars and unlocks Jimmy handing him his gun and holster. The Kid then unlocks Lou’s cell and picks her up from the cot.

THE KID

Lou? Open your eyes. Lou?

No response.

The Kid carries her out of the cell with Jimmy right behind him as Teaspoon puts Mackenzie in the cell. The Kid gets no more than 2 feet away from the bars when a shot comes through the front window and hits him in his arm. He does his best to hold on to Lou. Jimmy comes to his aide picking her up from his arms

Teaspoon and The Kid lead the way firing outside as Jimmy follows behind carrying Lou. The gunshots are coming from different buildings around the town. They do their best to aim where they think the shots are coming from. They get to the side of the building with Buck covering them.

40. Int. Hotel – same time

Cody can hear the gunshots from the hallway. He bursts into Room 213 with his gun drawn. He finds Billy and AMANDA sitting on the bed. Billy is shielding her from the sounds of the gunshots, but quickly draws his pistol and aims at Cody.

BILLY

Who are you?

CODY

I’m friends with your sister.

Billy nods his head as both he and Cody re-holster their weapons. Cody kneels down to the bed beside Amanda.

AMANDA

Where is Genny?

CODY

I’ll take you to her.

AMANDA

(pointing to the window)

All the shooting.

Cody walks to the window and looks out. Billy covers Amanda’s ears again.

41. Ext. Sheriff’s Office – same time

Genevieve is riding out to the front of the Sheriff’s office with the horse. Buck, Noah and Teaspoon head out toward her. They end up killing the two shooters across the way. Finally the shooting seems to stop.

Buck is the first to mount. Jimmy and Noah slowly mount Lou up in front of Buck. Cody exits the hotel with Billy carrying Amanda right behind him. Genevieve sees them coming out as The Kid and Teaspoon mount up.

GENEVIEVE

(smiling)

Amanda!

AMANDA

Genny!

GENEVIEVE

Billy!

BILLY

Gen!

Billy runs up to her mount and saddles Amanda up in front of her. Genevieve snuggly hugs Amanda as Billy then walks to the front of the group.

BILLY

You all need to get outta here.

TEASPOON

(pointing to The Kid and Lou)

We can’t go anywhere with these two. They need a doctor, now!

Billy nods and points off to a building on the corner of town.

BILLY

The doc’s office is…

A shot rings out and Billy falls to the ground. Amanda and Genevieve scream his name. Another shot rings out as we see Mackenzie, with gun in hand, fall dead onto the wooden planks of the porch outside of the Sheriff’s office. Jimmy re-holsters his pistol. Genevieve jumps down from her mount as Amanda watches on in fear.

GENEVIEVE

Billy?!

Genevieve places her hand on Billy’s chest. Billy doesn’t move. Genevieve shakes him, but it does nothing, he is dead. Jimmy approaches Genevieve helping her to her feet. She turns her attention to Jimmy.

GENEVIEVE

(coldly)

We need to get Lou to the doc.

Jimmy nods to her.

Genevieve mounts up behind Amanda (who is crying), wraps her arms around her and kicks her horse into a gallop toward the doctor with the other riders close behind.

FADE OUT

END OF ACT 6

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