Nov. 25, 2021

Transformation

Transformation

Arana and Danielle have finally found Tanya and we're given a glimpse into their relationship.  All the while, there is some concern for General Caldwell as he is dangerously close to death, but will he stay dead...or come back different?

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Transcript

JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

Stop right there!  Hey!  We need answers!  One of 

you is gonna start talking!  Hey!


James Scott barking orders in background


ARANA

Well hello.  You’ve been quite hard to find.


TANYA

say this line sarcastically

Apparently not hard enough.


ARANA

Well you couldn’t hide forever Taina.


TANYA

irritated

It’s Tanya now.


ARANA

(groans) Freeze.


LUTHER

Tanya why would you be hiding?  Who is this?


ARANA

That’s right.  She’s been hiding from her past so it makes sense

she wouldn’t tell anyone.


LUTHER

Tell anyone what?


ARANA

I guess you can’t hide it any longer.


CHRIS

Wait!  What did you do to them?


ARANA

Oh them.  Well I told them to freeze.


CHRIS

Yea I heard that but I mean they’re really just not moving?



ARANA

Well they didn’t have a choice.


CHRIS

I guess that’s what I’m really asking.  Why didn’t they have a

choice?


ARANA

Oh I cast a spell.  I’m a witch.


CHRIS

Really!  Hey yo Dave!  Did you hear that?  A witch.


ARANA

Speaking of David.  It’s so lovely to see you again.


DAVID

Uhhh.  Do I know you?


ARANA

You don’t remember me?  Well!  I must say I’m a little hurt but you

were very young so not totally surprised.


DAVID

You’ve got us at a disadvantage.  What’s your name?


ARANA

Apologies to everyone, I’m Arana.


Dani coughs twice 


ARANA

Oh yes and this is my apprentice Danielle.


DAVID

Wait….Arana.  The carnival psychic.


ARANA

(gasp) You do remember me.  Now I feel special.  (beat) There’s

still something about you I can’t quite put my finger on.  (beat) No

matter.  I love a challenge.  I’ll figure it out.


TANYA

Nothing special here just say it

Arana.  Can we talk in private?



ARANA

Well of course.


Walking


VANESSA

Excuse me.  Um.  Before you go, can you unfreeze them?


ARANA

Oh!  Yes, I almost forgot.


Finger snap


CHRIS

Yooooo she did it with a snap.  This is so cool.


EDDIE (SGT. MILLER)

What just happened?


VANESSA

Did you hear any of what was said?


EDDIE (SGT. MILLER)

I could see and hear everything.  I just couldn’t move or speak.  What about you sir?


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

Yea same here.


ISABELLE

Well there you go.  Monsters are real and we just met a witch. 


VANESSA

Speaking of.  Laura, how is he doing?


LAURA

Not well.


ISABELLE

We really should consider doing something about him.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

No.  If that time comes I’ll do what needs to be done.


CUT TO Arana and Tanya




ARANA

Tania, do you want to go inside for privacy?


TANYA

Yell No!  then say the next lines a little quicker than normal pace.

No!  Don't open that.  There’s creatures in there I’ve

never seen.


ARANA

Oh really?  Describe them.


TANYA

Nothing special just do the takes.

Uhh gray skin, glazed eyes.  They fed on the dead.


ARANA

Ghouls.  It’s been a while since they’ve been seen but they

always come around during times of mass death.


TANYA

Why have I never seen them before?


ARANA

The last time they were around en masse was the last Dark Age.

You were born right after that.  There was no need to bring it back

up since they all left.


TANYA

Okay.  (beat) Now why are you here?


ARANA

Why do you think you’ve been left alone for the past century?  But

we can’t allow you to be alone any longer, things have changed.


TANYA

This is not a big deal.  I can handle a few ghouls.


ARANA

It’s not them.  It’s Serena.  She’s escaped.


TANYA

Surprised and raise your voice.

What?!  How?!


ARANA

Look around you.  This was the perfect storm of circumstance.  It

gave her the chance she needed.  (pause) I take it you now 

understand the severity of the situation though.  This is why you’re mother wants you back home.


Beat



TANYA

Sharp and angry.  Yell it.

No!


ARANA

No?


TANYA

Say these lines like she just heard you and you know she just heard you.  Put emphasis on the word need

No.  These are my friends and I won’t leave them.  They need my

help.


ARANA

Do you realize that by going home you’re helping them and the 

rest of the world survive?


TANYA

A little irritated

That’s not helping them.  That’s hiding.  And I’ll no longer hide. 

She got me I was young and I’m not that little kid anymore.


ARANA

You may no longer be that little girl but you also have not used your powers in how long?  Or when was the last time you spoke to your ancestors? (beat) Exactly. You’ve been neglecting who you are for too long.  You’re out of practice.  Do you truly believe you can protect them.


TANYA

Give like a feeling of intensity and confidence

I’m not leaving.  I know I’m not as strong as I could be but I’m 

strong enough to protect the people I care about.


ARANA

And what if you run into Serena?


TANYA

Same as above.  Intensity and confidence.

Then I’ll fight.


ARANA

(deep sigh) Well ok.  I can see how much you care for them

and that no amount of talking will convince you to go 

home.  So I guess you’re staying.



TANYA

Calm tone

Thank you.



ARANA

As am I.



TANYA

Surprised

Wait.  What?!




ARANA

I’m.  Coming.  Too.  You just said yourself, you don’t have the 

power right now to go up against a powerful opponent.  And if you

run into Serena, you’re just going to fight?  I know you know how crazy that sounds.  So I will not let you wander this world alone.

Plus this will give me a chance to learn more about David.  There’s definitely something there.  (beat) Anyway.  Shall we go?


Walking



TANYA

Nothing special.  Just say the line.

I’m going to check on everyone.


Walking


TANYA

Just say the line

What’s the plan?


CHRIS

We’re planning on leaving.  Just don’t know the destination yet.


TANYA

Just say the line

What’s going on over there?


CHRIS

Laura and Vanessa tried a few antibiotics.  No idea if

any of it’s working though.


LAURA

He’s seizing!


CHRIS

Guess not.


VANESSA 

Did you give him too much?


LAURA

No!  Maybe he’s allergic.


VANESSA

I’ll grab an epi-pen.


LAURA

Wait.  It’s stopping.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

Is he okay?!


Beat


LAURA

I can’t find a pulse!  Vanessa begin compressions.


Compression and breathing sounds


LAURA

He’s gone.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

Damnit.


Pause - Vampire growl


DAVID

Well that’s the end of that.  Let me know if you need help burying the body.  Or…I guess with all that’s going on we should probably burn the body.  


David begins walking toward Caldwell’s body.


DAVID

What the hell?!  I thought you said he was dead.


LAURA

He was!


CHRIS

Why is he sniffing the air like that?


Beat


DAVID

Hey! Not one more step!


JAMES

Don’t you dare shoot!


DAVID

I respect that you want to save him but if he steps towards my 

daughter again I will end him.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

I’ll handle it.  (beat) Sir, how are you feeling?  (beat)

Maybe you should sit down for a minute.


GEN. CALDWELL

Akalum.


EDDIE (SGT. MILLER)

That sounds like the way those people were talking at the 

gas station.


Running


JAMES

Sir stop!  Stop!


Capt. James Scott and Gen. Ben Caldwell are wrestling on the ground.  The General is trying hard to sink how teeth into James neck.  Lena walks over to David.


LENA

Aren’t you going to help him?


DAVID

He said he wants to handle it himself.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

(grunts) Miller!  Rifle!  (beat) Sir, I don’t want to shoot you.  Please

get on the ground.  (beat) Please.  Just stop.  Ben.


Yell - Shot - Pause 


VANESSA

James.  I’m so sorry.  I know he was like a father to you.


Gen. Caldwell stands back up


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

How is he still standing?


Yell - Multiple shots - Body drops - Pause


TANYA

Ominous monotone

This isn’t over.


General Caldwell stands back up.


DAVID

What?!


Scream yell


CHRIS

Oh shit he’s back up.


Running fades


DAVID

Great.  You let him get away.


Long Pause


CHRIS

So what now?


DAVID

We should stick to the original plan before we got side tracked.

We head to the beta site bunker.


CHRIS

And what about them?


DAVID

They’re on their own.


LENA

No.  We can’t just leave them like this.


DAVID

We can’t go bringing in random people.


LENA

And we can’t start losing the very qualities that make us human.


JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

I heard your discussion and I don’t blame you.  If in your shoes I would be saying the same thing but If you can give us a place to rest for the night we’ll take Dr. Walters and be out of your way by 0700.



ISABELLE

You won’t take her anywhere if she doesn’t want to go.


VANESSA

Thank you but it’s fine.  I had a feeling someone would be coming

for me.


CHRIS

Vanessa what did you do with the military?



JAMES (CAPT. SCOTT)

That’s need to know.


DAVID

Of course it is. (beat)  Well you can follow us to the site.


ARANA

We’re coming too.


DAVID

Why not.  We should just pick up another group on the way and 

we can have a party at the secret bunker. (walk away fade)


LENA

Don’t mind him.  We’re leaving now, just follow us.


VANESSA

James I’ll ride with you two.


Beat


ISABELLE

Luther you did a good job in there.


LUTHER

Thanks.  You did too.  Do you know where this other place is?


ISABELLE

I do.  We’ve got a bit of a drive ahead of us.


LUTHER

(grunt)



ISABELLE

Are you okay?


LUTHER

Yea.


ISABELLE

Are you gonna talk to Tanya?  This may be a good time.


LUTHER

I’ve been asking her questions about her past for years but now…

now I have even more questions.  I don’t know when we’ll talk but

she needs to be ready to open up to me and I don’t think she’ll do 

that yet.


ISABELLE 

Sometimes when you need answers you have to make them 

come out.


CHRIS

All right everyone!  Let’s load up and get out of here.


Walking up bus stairs


CHRIS

Hey Luther.  Where are your pants?