Oct. 27, 2021

Get Out Pt. 1

Get Out Pt. 1

David, Lena and Chris have been pinned down by unknown creatures while trying to retrieve medicine needed for Mya's care.  As they struggle to keep the creatures out of the room, David makes a call to Izzy to alert them of their situation.   Its then that they learn that light may be their best shot at getting out alive.  So Isabelle, Luther and Vanessa head out to try to bring a little light to the building.

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Transcript

DAVID

Hey.  We have a problem.


Static


ISABELLE

Go ahead.


Static


Banging in background


DAVID

We’re pinned down.  Ask Laura how many of these things are there.


Static


ISABELLE

You heard that.  Here tell him.


LAURA

I’ve seen dozens at one time but I’ve heard more in the shadows.  To be honest I just don’t know an exact number.


Static


DAVID

Not good.  Well we killed one and that’s good news.  It means they

can be killed.  This group we ran into though came out of every possible shadow.


LUTHER

Does he want back up.  Let me see that.


Beat


LUTHER

David.  If they can be killed why don’t we fight our way out?




DAVID

I thought about that too, but just from the amount that we’ve seen

we’d run out of ammo long before we got out.


Static


LAURA

It wouldn’t work either way.  The ones you’re seeing are the bold 

ones but even more dangerous are the ones that hide in the 

shadows.  They lay low waiting for an opening and once they see 

it.  They strike.  But they don’t kill you.  No.  (beat)  They injure you 

and wait in the shadows for you to die.  They all used to be like 

this.  Like scavengers, but it changes as they go longer without

food.  Every once in a while a group like yourselves would 

venture in here looking for help.  But they would only find death.


ROSE

It’s been a while since the last group.  So the ones that are 

attacking now are starving and it will take a lot to stop them.


LUTHER

David did you hear all of that?


DAVID

Most of it.


Beat


DAVID

You two have been here a long time.  You’ve observed them 

through all this.  Do you know anything that hurts them other than 

shooting and slashing?


LAURA

Yes we do.  Light.  It didn’t kill them but it appeared to cause them

crippling pain. 


DAVID

Light?


CHRIS

(background) Where the hell are we supposed to get enough light

to make them all run?


LAURA

There’s no where.  Except maybe if you could get the generator 

running again.



DAVID

Generator?


LUTHER

There’s a generator for this place?



LAURA

Yes.  In fact a while ago when our former maintenance worker Joe 

was alive he said the generator was gassed up to last much 

longer then it had.  So they must’ve done something to it.  He 

went down to check it out and we haven’t seen him since.


LUTHER

David hold on.  We may have a plan.


LAURA

There isn’t much hope for that.  The generator is in the 

basement.  It must be completely dark down there.


LUTHER

You said earlier that they all come out at certain times so we’ll

hope they cleared the basement.  How do I get down there?


LAURA

This is crazy!  You can’t go down there.


LUTHER

Anything is better than just sitting here waiting here to die.  So

again, how do I get down there?


Beat


LAURA

(deep breath out) Joe said the most direct way is through the

parking garage.  There’s a door in the north-west corner that 

leads down.


LUTHER

Good.  Did he ever say where the generator is down there?


LAURA

No.


ROSE

He talked about it with me once.  He said it’s straight down the 

hall, turn left and the generator room will be on the right.  You’ll

see a sign on the door.  


LUTHER

That makes it a little easier.


Static




LUTHER

David we have a plan.  I need to head down into the basement.

I may be able to get the generator running and the lights back

on.


DAVID

Sounds good.  Izzy, that yellow bag I told you to get earlier.  Open

it.


Beat


ISABELLE

Rope?


DAVID

You may need that since going down the stairs is no longer an

option.


LUTHER

Can y’all hold out until this is done?


DAVID

We don’t really have another option.  Get going.


Beat


VANESSA

I’m coming too.


LUTHER

Why?


VANESSA

If these things did anything to the generator then chances are it’s 

in bad shape.  I’m a mechanical engineer and you’d need me

with you.


LUTHER

Fine.  Try to keep up.


TANYA

Are you sure you’re up to it?


VANESSA

No.  But this is the best way to get out of here and I know I can 

help.


Beat


LUTHER

And what are you doing?  You’re not coming with me. 


ISABELLE

No, you’re coming with me.


LUTHER

(groan)  Fine.


TANYA

In that case I guess I should go as well.


LAURA

No!  Please could at least one of you stay with us.


Beat


TANYA

Of course I’ll stay.


ISABELLE

Okay then.  Let’s go.


Climbing down rope.


ISABELLE

(to self) Shit.


Beat


LUTHER

Why’d you stop?


ISABELLE

The rope stops about 20 feet of the ground.  We’ll have to jump.


VANESSA

What did she say?


LUTHER

We have to jump.  We’ve run out of rope.


VANESSA

What?!


Landing sound x2


LUTHER

Vanessa we don’t have all day.


VANESSA

I guess this is a bad time to tell you about my fear of heights.


LUTHER

Oh what the hell.


Beat


LUTHER

Jump down.  I’ll catch you.


VANESSA

I can’t.


LUTHER

Trust me.  I won’t drop you.


VANESSA

(to self) (*)

Okay Vanessa you can do this.  You can do this.  Just let go.  Just

let go.  (deep breath out)  No.  No, I can’t.


ISABELLE

I don’t think she’s gonna do it.


LUTHER

We really don’t have time for this.


ISABELLE

(to Luther) You’re right.  (yell to Vanessa) Vanessa get out of your own head for a moment!  Can you hear me?!


VANESSA

Yes.


ISABELLE

Good.  When we were speaking with my dad did you hear the

banging in the background!


VANESSA

Yes.


ISABELLE

So you understand that every second is critical in saving them!  I

know you don’t want their deaths on your conscious just because

you couldn’t let go of a rope!  So like Luther said, he’s going to 

catch you!  Right, Luther?


LUTHER

Right.


ISABELLE

So Vanessa.  On the count of three I need you to let go, okay?


VANESSA

Okay.


ISABELLE

One….Two….Three!


LUTHER

Well that didn’t work.  Any other ideas?


ISABELLE

Yea.  Vanessa, listen to me.


Gun cocks


ISABELLE

You either let go of that rope on the count of three or I will shoot

your arm and make you.


VANESSA

What?!  You wouldn’t.


ISABELLE

Both of my parents need our help right now.  And the only reason

I’m not going to shoot you dead is because I believe you can still

help us achieve this goal.  So we’re gonna do this again.  You 

have to the count of three.


VANESSA

What?  Wait?!


LUTHER

Are you sure about this?


ISABELLE

Don’t try and stop me.


LUTHER

Vanessa I think she’s serious!


ISABELLE

One!  Two!


Gun shot


Vanessa screams


LUTHER

See.  I said I would catch you.


VANESSA

Thanks.


Beat


VANESSA

Izzy.  Uh would you have really shot me.


ISABELLE

I’m a really good shot.  (beat)  Let’s get out of here.  I’m sure

something heard all that noise.  The garage is this way.


Walking


ISABELLE

This is it.  I’m not sure where the northwest corner is but there is a

staircase near the elevators.  They only go up and lead to the 

hospital.


LUTHER

I only see one other door, so that must be it.


Walking


Door opens


VANESSA

It’s really dark in there.


ISABELLE

Here take this flashlight and stay between us.  If we have light 

all around we may be able to ward off these things.


LUTHER

Well hopefully they’re not down here any more, but

just in case stay quiet and stay together.


Ominous tone (fade out) - Silence - Water dripping


Footsteps down stairs (echo)


VANESSA

Did you see that?


LUTHER

See what?


VANESSA

I saw something moving down there.


LUTHER

I don’t see anything.  (pause)  Come on.


Walking


LUTHER

Vanessa, ease up on my arm.  Your nails feel like they’re breaking

skin.


VANESSA

Sorry.


Beat


VANESSA

There it is again.


Stop walking


LUTHER

I do see something moving down there.


Ominous tone - rats squeak


LUTHER

It’s just rats.


Walking continues - through puddles


LUTHER

This corridor seems to stretch on forever.


VANESSA

We have to go all the way to the end of this?!


LUTHER

Don’t worry.  Nothings going to get you.


VANESSA

Wait!


Walking Fade away


ISABELLE

Hey!  Where are you going?


LUTHER

Hey shine your light back over there.


ISABELLE

Why, did you see something?


LUTHER

I think so.


ISABELLE

I don’t see anything.


Beat


LUTHER

Maybe not.


ISABELLE

What do you think you saw?


LUTHER

I thought I saw two circles shining out of the dark.


ISABELLE

Like eyes.


LUTHER

Exactly.


ISABELLE

(whisper) Vanessa….(stern) Vanessa!


VANESSA

Hey.


ISABELLE

What the hell were you doing?


VANESSA

That was the maintenance room.  I was looking for this.


ISABELLE

A tool box.



LUTHER

Good thinking.


VANESSA

Thanks.


ISABELLE

Okay.  Let’s keep moving.


Walking


ISABELLE

Luther, I now have the feeling we’re being watched.


LUTHER

Yea, it’s definitely not the rats.


Walking


LUTHER

We’re here.


Door opens


LUTHER

Looks clear


VANESSA

Let’s get to work.


LUTHER

Izzy you think you can handle look out by yourself?


ISABELLE

Of course.  Go.


LUTHER

Vanessa what are we looking at.





VANESSA

Well the wires leading into the control have all been torn apart, the 

belt is broken, some fuses seem blown and…it’s running low on 

gas.



LUTHER

So what I’m hearing is that we can fix it.




VANESSA

Yes.  But it’s gonna take time.


ISABELLE

We don’t have much of that.


LUTHER

I’ll get started on splicing the wires leading to the circuit breaker.


VANESSA

Okay.  I’ll see what I can do about rewiring this fuse panel.


Beat


LUTHER

So you’re a mechanical engineer.


VANESSA

Yes.


LUTHER

What were you doing when the world went to shit?


VANESSA

I…I was hoping to create something that would change the 

world.


LUTHER

Well it looks like you’re too late for that.


VANESSA

Yea a little.


LUTHER

Any ideas on what you were going to create to change the world?


VANESSA

Uh.


ISABELLE

Hey.  How much longer?


VANESSA

You can’t rush these things.


ISABELLE

May have to.  We’re getting an audience.



LUTHER

What?!


ISABELLE

Yea.  They’re keeping to the shadows but I can see them

out there.


LUTHER

Can you tell how many?


ISABELLE

I count five so far.


VANESSA

Why don’t you just close the door?


ISABELLE

Not yet.  I’d rather keep my eyes on them.  It’s better to know what

they’ve got planned.


Echo skittering


LUTHER

I’m almost there.  Vanessa, how about you?


VANESSA

I’m doing the best I can.


ISABELLE

(to self)

I think they know what we’re doing.


LUTHER

I got it.


VANESSA

I need a little more time.


LUTHER 

I’ll fill the tank.


Pause



VANESSA

Okay.  I’m finished.  This is going to be a bit spotty but should hold 

long enough for us to get out.  (beat)  Luther give me your belt.


LUTHER

What?!  Why?


VANESSA

There’s no time to explain.


LUTHER

Ugh fine.  (sarcastic) It’s not like I need it to keep my pants up or anything.


VANESSA

There we go.  Try to start it up.


Button press - Generator start fail


ISABELLE

(to self) Yea they know what we’re doing.  (to them) Here they

come!


Single shot


Door closes.