Secret Window

The Script Scene 1 : Setting : The Motel : Characters : Mort Rainey, Ted Milner, Amy Rainey, Motel Manager. Mort's Voice : [Windshield wipers move across car window] Turn around. [Windshield wipers] Turn around. [Makes a face and puts on his glasses] Turn the car around and get the hell out of here. [Placed a hand on steering wheel] Right now. [Shifts into reverse, turns around and backs the car up. Turns the car to the left angrily. Stops] Don't go back. [Shifts] Do not go back there. [Turns around. Shifts again and backs up] [Gets out of car, goes into motel lobby, grabs a key off the rack] Motel Manager : [Puts on bathrobe, sees missing key] Hey. [Mort gets into car] Hey! [Mort drives further, stops abruptly, gets out of car. Unlocks and goes into a room] [Amy and Ted cower in their bed] Mort : Ahhhh! [Grabs head and walks away] Motel Manager : [Runs in] What the hell is going on in here? Scene 2 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey, John Shooter, Chico. [Shot pulls out of motel and fades into a scan of Tashmore lake] COLOMBIA PICTURES PRESENTS A PARIAH PRODUCTION JOHNNY DEPP SECRET WINDOW [Fades to red] [Closes in on cabin] JOHN TURTURRO MARIA BELLO TIMOTHY HUTTON CHARLES S. DUTTON LEN CARIOU CASTING BY JOHN PAPSIDERA, CSA PAT MCCORKLE, CSA COSTUME DESIGNER ODETTE GADOURY MUSIC BY PHILLIP GLASS EDITED BY JILL SAVITT, A.C.E. [Enters cabin through secret window] PRODUCTION DESIGNER HOWARD CUMMINGS DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY FRED MURPHY, ASC [Moves toward desk] EXECUTIVE PRODUCER EZRA SWERDLOW PRODUCTION BY GAVIN POLONE [Passes by computer monitor] BASED UPON THE NOVELLA "SECRET WINDOW, SECRET GARDEN" BY STEPHEN KING [Shot of mirror with Mort sleeping on the couch in the reflection]

[Goes into mirror] SCREENPLAY BY DAVID KOEPP DIRECTED BY DAVID KOEPP [Mort sleeps on the couch, clock ticks] SIX MONTHS LATER *Snores* [Lifts his hand] [Someone twists the knob of the front door] [Mort is awakened, looks toward the door, puts on his glasses and gets up] *knock knock knock knock knock* [Mort opens the door] Shooter : You stole my story. [Mort looks at a loss for words] Well? Mort : I'm sorry.. do I.. I don't believe I know you. Shooter : I know that. That doesn't matter. I know you, Mr. Rainey. That's what matters. You stole my story. Mort : [Shakes head] You're mistaken. [He sees the manuscript] I don't read manuscripts. Shooter : [Holds up manuscript] You read this one already. You stole it. Mort : I can assure you that I-Shooter : I know you can. I know that. I don't want to be assured. Mort : If you want to talk to someone about some grievance you feel you may have, you can call my literary agent in New York. Shooter : This is between you, and me. [The dogs circles Shooter's legs and whimpers] We don't need any outsiders, Mr. Rainey. It is strictly between you and me. Shooter : Alright. Look, Mr. Who ever you are, I don't like being accused of plagiarism, if that is in fact what you are accusing me of. Chico, inside! [Dog looks up at Shooter] Shooter : I don't blame you for not liking it, but you did it. You stole my story. Mort : You're going to have to leave. I have nothing more to say. [Closes door] Shooter : [Holds door back with curled manuscript] Yeah, I'll go. We'll talk more later. [Hands script to Mort] Mort : [laughs] I'm not taking that. Shooter : It won't do you any good to play games with me, Mr. Rainey. This has got to be settled. Mort : So far as I'm concerned, it is. [Closes and locks door] [Looks through window, then at dog] [He hears noises coming from outside] [He sees Shooter go to his car and take his hat off. Mort looks a bit scared] [The car pulls out, Mort tries to see the license plates] [He opens the door, and sees the manuscript under a rock, looks up, then back to it] [Takes rock off, picks up manuscript] Sowing Season. John Shooter. [Goes back into the house] Never heard of you, pal. Never heard of your story. [Dumps it into the trash] [Washes hands, walks into living room air drying them] Now, [Lies down on couch] where was I? Oh. Oh. [Dog looks off to the side, then lies down in its bed] Scene 3 : Setting : The Study : Characters : Mort Rainey, Chico. [Shot of Tashmore lake] *Vacuum noise* [Mort sits pensively at his computer, playing with his face] [Shot of computer] [Shot of clock] [Mort looks at the dog, stops playing with his face] Mort : I'm open to suggestions. [The dog looks sad] [Mort continues to play with his face] [He stands up and looks over the railing, sees Mrs. Garvey vacuuming] [Mort looks

at the dog] If you don't go and bite her, I'll kill her. [The dog turns away] [Mort sits down] [Plays with face, then rubs hands together] Mort : [Shot on computer screen] Four days after George had confirmed to his own satisfaction that his wife was cheating on him, he confro--This is just.. bad writing. [Plays with slinky] Just bad writing. Mort's Voice : So, you know what to do? [Mort stops playing with the slinky] Just do it. [Puts slinky down, goes forward and highlights text with the mouse] No [Presses delete] bad writing. Mort : [Smiles, leans back and turns to dog] I think that solves it. *Dog whimpers* [Dog turns around in its chair] Scene 4 : Setting : The Kitchen : Characters : Mort Rainey, Mrs. Garvey. [Mort walks down the stairs eating something] [Walks into the kitchen and brushes his hands off on his bathrobe] [Opens fridge and pulls out a mountain dew] [Is shocked at seeing the manuscript on the table] [He walks forwards and examines it] Mrs. Garvey : [Comes down the stairs and into the kitchen] Oh, I found one of your stories in trash, Mr. Rainey. I thought you might want it so I put it on the table. [While rummaging through a cupboard] Mort : Yeah. I see that, Mrs. Garvey. [Pretends to shoot her] [He sits at the table and looks at the manuscript] Mort's Voice : Todd Downey thought that a woman who would steal your love when your love was really all you had was not much of a woman. He, therefore, decided to kill her. He would bury her in the deep corner formed where the house and the barn came together at an extreme angle. He would bury her where his wife kept her garden. The garden that she loved more than she loved him. Mort : [Jumps up, knocking the mountain dew over] Oh Shit! Aw, Sh-Mrs. Garvey : [Comes to the kitchen] Oh, thank god. From the sound of you I didn't know what to think. Here. [She throws the manuscript into his hands] Here, let me get this. That's my job. Mort : I'm terribly sorry, Mrs. Garvey. I really am. Mrs. Garvey : I'll take care of this, Mr. Rainey. Go on back to work. [Cleans up] Mort : I didn't write this. Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh. I thought you did. [Resumes cleaning] Mort : No, it's not mine. Look. It says John Shooter right there [Pointing] John Shooter. It's not me. Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh, I thought it was one of those um.. whatchamacallums.. Pseudonames or.. or nyms. Mort : No, no. I never used one. I never used one. Mrs. Garvey : Well, I can't imagine why you would. I mean, hiding behind some made-up name. [Bends down] Mort : No, no. [Bends down] Mrs. Garvey, what I'm trying to tell you is that someone else wrote this story. [Mrs. Garvey : [Looks up] Oh, okie dokie then. [Walks away] [Mort is left alone] Scene 5 : Setting : The Study : Characters : Mort Rainey, Mrs. Garvey, Chico.

The exact place. It'll be fun. and continues to smoke] Scene 6 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. [She turns back] It's a secret window and it'll look down on a secret garden. Mort : Hm. [She opens it.[Mort searches his bookshelf for something] [Picks out "Everybody Drops the Dime"] [Places it on the table] [Sits down and pushes back hair] [He opens the book to the contents page.. . Garvey : There. Mortb : [Nods] Mm. then plops one into his mouth] [He turns back the dog] I didn't steal it. And I'll make it myself. [Nodding] Mrs. earlier. it's awful. Garvey : I'm all done. Mrs. no. Mort : [Quietly] Mmhmm. [Nodding] Mort : You too.. rubs his face and breathes in] [He searches through his desk drawer. sees no one. Rainey. he turns up a pack of L&M cigarettes] [He glances towards the stairway. [The flashback disappears] Mort : [Turns away] Huh [He looks back at the stories and continues his examination] [He flips through the pages of the stories] Shit. I'm gonna put my garden right there.. That's it. Ted Milner. [Mort watches her go down bitterly. look. Mrs. He decided to kill her. Mrs. The little patch of garden she kept in the extreme angle formed where the old and new parts of the house came together. Rainey. Garvey. [Flashback fades in] We've got to get rid of some of this stuff.. Mrs. [She places a teacup on a ledge] [Grabs a chest of drawers and pushes it away] No wonder they left it. traces down to "Secret Window"] [Flips to "Secret Window"] Mort's Voice : A woman who would steal your love when your love was all you had wasn't much of a woman. then resumes smoking] Mr. There's something I want to say. I'm going to eat later. [Comes up stairs] Mort : Really? [Smoke puffs out of his mouth] So soon? [Nods] I'll see you next time. Mrs.. then stops] Not another word from me. [He watches her go down again] [He frowns. Rainey. Garvey : Can I make you something to eat? Mort : No. Look at this. [The dog stares] What? [The dog looks down] Mrs. There's a window! [She bends down and looks out of it] It's a secret window. finds old Doritos. revealing a garden below] Oh. Garvey : Some women don't know a good thing when they got it. Garvey : [From downstairs] Mr. [Mort adjusts his glasses] He even knew the place he would bury her. Well. Garvey : Some women don't know that they got the whole world and it's right in front of their nose. He closes that one and opens another] [After some rummaging. [She completely moves it over] Oh my god. That at least was Tommy Haverlock's opinion. I ate. smiles at the dog. Garvey : Mr. Amy Rainey. [Shots of the two stories go by] [He closes the stories.? [He hides the cigarette] Mrs. Mort : Oh. Garvey : You're a good man. Rainey! Mort : [Smoking] Mmm? [He lowers the cigarette so it is out of view] Mrs. [Begins to descend stairs. He'd bury her in the garden she loved more than she loved him. this is perfect. [Mort looks off to the side] Amy : Why don't you come to the flea market with me. Mr.

Garvey. [Sits on bed] You swore the one time was the only time.. Mort : Well. [Mort turns on the couch] I held off as long as possible. Amy : [Laughs] Well. forget it. Why wouldn't I be alright? Amy : [On phone] I don't know. hence the question. Mort : That's good to know.. Amy.Mort : [Coming down the stairs and shooing away smoke] It's my personal business. [Shot of clock] [Mort drifts off to sleep] [The door of the house shakes] [Mort drifts still] [Shooter walks in] *Phone rings* [Mort blocks away the sun] Wha--? Mm. Mort? Mort : [Goes to the kitchen] Oh. I really do. Just forget it. *sighs* Hey. [In person] You're up there all alone. I miss your constructive criticism. the one where the. [He sits up wearily and searches for the phone] *Phone rings* [He stand up and brings the phone to the couch] [Lies down and answers] Hello? Amy : [On phone] Hello Mort. and lies down] Her sticky weird fingers on my privacy. *Sighs* I didn't steal that story. [Sits down. Thank you very much. Mort : [On phone] I'd know. You know. Come on. You'd write it mostly at night. it was kind of hostile. don't you think? Mort : [Sits up and grabs the phone] Gee.. wipes top of mountain dew can] Amy : [On phone] I don't know.. I don't know what to tell you except I'm fine. I think. please. [Mort blows on can] [Amy turns away from the mirror] What do you mean influenced anyway? Mort : [On phone] I don't know. How's Ted? . Mrs. and you don't believe them but I believe them and um. Amy : [On phone] Right.. [Sees couch] Oh! My pillows now. My personal business. I'm alright. [Closes eyes] [Turns to face forward] I don't think.. I was just wondering whether you think it's possible that I might have been influenced by anybody or anything at that time? Amy : [Fixes hair] Other than Jack Daniels? Mort : [Returns to couch. Please. How's my little baby puppy? Did Chico ever get those cataracts removed? Mort : *Scowls* Why did you call. Yu got kinda weird on that one. [On phone] [Mort scowls and strangles the phone] I was making a sandwich and I had this sensation that you might not be okay. Amy? What do you want? Amy : I had one of those feelings I get. Anything can happen and nobody would know. Amy : Nothing weird happened or anything? [She walks off] Mort : [He hesitates] Do you remember Secret Window? Amy : [On phone] What? Mort : My story. shovel? Amy : [Walks] Not one of my favorites. [scratches face] the woman has the garden [On phone] And then the guy has the uh. [He throws the pillows off the couch. Amy : [Wipes lips in a mirror] What about the story. [Sets down the wine and glasses into a bag] um but then I couldn't anymore so here I am. hey. Amy : Mort. Mort : [On phone] Forget it. [Grabs wine and glasses] I know you think they're stupid. drops phone on table *ding*] I know that part. *Mort groans* [In person] Are you alright? Mort : Yeah. Amy : [On phone] Like by another story? Mort : Look.

[He goes up to Mort] How in the hell did a big money-scribblin' asshole like you get down to a little shitsplat town in Mississippi and steal my goddamn story? Mort : Drop it. I suppose that's why I came all the way up here from Mississippi.Amy : *Sighs* He's fine. [Mort stops. That's why I bought it. Shooter salutes with his hand] I wrote it seven years ago. Mort. Heh. holding a walking stick] [He slaps a mosquito on his neck] [He stops at the clearing. Mort : So do I. [Sits back up] *sighs* What I meant was. seeing Shooter's car] Shooter : You read it? Mort : I did. He hardly ever comes here. it's all about who wrote the words first. [Sits on his car] Mort : Well. we've been to a lot of the same places. Mort : [On phone] I think you should have him over the house more. [Both hang up] [Sits up. and turns to the road] *Honk honk honk* [Mort waves. Amy : No. Amy. Mort : [Is amazed] Wow. Shit. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't on the verge of doing Snoopy dances. [On phone] He's coming over later. I usually go to his house. Shooter. Amy : [Lies back on the bed] Okay. Thanks for that. Shit. John Shooter. Drop it? Mort : [Comes back] You said you wrote your story in 1997? i wrote mine in late '94. I like it. It was published for the first time in June '95 in a magazine. Amy : [Ted approaches the house] Goodbye. [Approaches Shooter] When did you write it? Shooter : I thought you'd ask that. Stupid. Mort : [Smiles] There's a useful detail. I mean I love it. have a drink because you know. [In person] Such a nice house. Stupid. we're not together at the moment. but I beat ya by two years. Mort. Mort : Is he there? Amy : [On phone] No. So if anybody's got a bitch about plagiarism. shit. [In person] We're not together. sees Ted's car pulling in] Don't ask. Shit. 1997. Scene 7 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. it's me. Wouldn't you say that's true? Shooter : I suppose I would. That's the whole point isn't it? When two writers show up with the same story. Well. [Turns away] Shooter : You lie! [Pins him against the car] Mort : [Throws him off] No I don't! . Shooter : I imagine it rang a bell. [Mort walks down the muddy path outside. Nice try. sure. How'd you get it? [Mort smiles] It's what I really want to know.. It was working just fine that way. Tom Greenleaf. it certainly did. Mort : I was thinking that he and I should get together sometime. Stupid. [Lies back down] Amy : [Looks out window. Amy : You know what? I gotta go. Mr. with head in hands] Oh. sticks the walking stick in the ground leaning on it. [Walks away] Shooter : Drop it? Drop it? What in the hell do you mean. then. Mort : Goodbye. didn't it? Mort : Oh.

fills a glass of water] [He places it up to his mouth to . Scene 8 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine June 1995. See if I care! [Unplugs the phone line] [Heads to the couch] And returned [Sits down] to the couch. will you go back to wherever you came from and leave me alone? Shooter : [Puffs smoke] [Nods] Three days. [Shot of table with a sandwich with a bite taken out of it. [Gets on floor.di-vorce. [The clock ticks] [The shot pulls away into darkness] [Mort tosses and turns on the couch] [He turns to the edge. the dog on the floor] [The faucet leaks] [Mort looks down. I'm just gettin' m'smokes. then up] [The dog licks its lips] [Mort picks up the sandwich sadly] Mort : [Sighs] I don't wanna call her. [He returns to his car] Mort : Always a pleasure to meet a reader.. if there is such a magazine. Shooter : You strike me as the kind of guy who's on the lookout for a head he can knock off with a shovel. I wanna take a nap. [Puts watch on table] [Takes off glasses and puts them on the table] [Takes off shoes] [Lies down] *Sighs* Sloth. But what you don't understand is if we do start to fight. holds the sandwich out to the dog] [Lies down next to dog] I wanna go to sleep. ya blind [Gets up] bastard. [Goes to the car] [Mort is nervous] Hold your water.. go ahead and be discouraged. an open jar of Jif. *Sighs* [Takes of watch] In shame. Shooter : I'll give you three days. an almost empty glass of milk] [The clock ticks] [Mort sits at the table. [The dog isn't paying attention] And then I get to take a nap. that's hers. heading to the doggy door] [Mort turns his head to the dog] ChicoOoOoO don't be discouraAaAaAaged! [The dog walks out] Alright. and I'll be back. Sloth. Shooter : What the hell does that mean? Mort : What do you think it means. and sees he's hanging over a waterfall] [He falls off. You call your ex and get her to send you the magazine with your story in it. No nap. I give her a call about the magazine. then pushes back hair again] [Puts down watch and breathes in] [He gets up and goes over to the sink. it's not going to end until one or the other of us is dead. I go write some crap for a couple of hours. Chico. Huh? [The dog eats the sandwich] Okay. Shooter : Am I supposed to drive down to your house in Riverdale New York and ask your wife Amy for it? [Mort looks shocked] [Shooter smiles] I read it on your book jacket. you ignorant hick? I'm in the middle of a divorce! DI-V-O-R-C-E -.Shooter : Prove it! Mort : I don't have to prove a thing to you. Doritos. Shooter : And how am I supposed to find that? Mort : That's not my problem. [Slips a cigarette into his mouth and lights it] Mort : If I show it to you. then puts on glasses. [He offers one to Mort] Mort : I don't smoke. Go look for yourself. *A dog barks from outside* [Chico looks away] Right? Chico? [The dog gets up and leaves. flustered] [He pushes back his hair and groans] [Picks up watch. Degradation. Mort : [Gulps] That's not my house.

I was asleep. I suppose that's just the price of selling a few books. [Glances at secretary] [Sits down] Anyway.. Dave : So. Dave Newsome. . Ho. and examines the light. Dave : [Picks up needlepoint] Needlepoint! Can you believe it? Doc says it's good for the arthritis. Secretary. [He points] I didn't get the license plate number. Well. Hahaha. [They walk to Dave's desk] So what I've got is a detailed description of him.. around 9. Last night. and goes in to get a flashlight] [Turns the flashlight on. you got yourself a member of the crazy folks tribe? Mort : Yeah. you could talk to him. moves his flashlight all around him. but notices that his back door is open. [He opens the door] [Mort goes in. but the light doesn't turn on] [He scowls. then pulls off the blanket] [The dog with a screwdriver through its head is under the blanket] [Mort falls away] Oh! Uh. No police. 'cause that's what I see in my mind.. and there's something white on the wall blowing in the wind] [Is curious... yeah. uh. then walks over to the garbage bin] [He moves the beam across trees. goes up closer to get a better look. and over to the wall and finds a note attached to the wall HAve 3 days i am Not JokiNg NO POLICE"] [Mort turns to the garbage bin and sees a white blanket over something] [He focuses the flashlight on it. that's what I figured. he left this [Holds out the note] Dave : [Takes the note] You have 3 days. but I'm sure they were Mississippi tags. [Does some needlepoint] Mort : Yeah. and his car] [Goes down the stairs. and flips the light switch. [They walk towards the building] Look. I mean. You have to get through the carbon [He points to the secretary's papers] Mort : [Dave walks to behind his desk] [Mort is shocked at the rudeness] You know what. uh. I'm not joking... maybe you find him. breathing heavily] Shooter! I'll get you for this! You hear me? I'll get you for this! [Mort returns to the house and locks all windows and doors] [He walks forward and looks around the house] [The sun is coming up. Anytime somebody sits down and writes "No police" That's just about exactly the time that a fella should get himself over to the police. places the glass on the counter] [He opens the door. anything you can find out about this guy I would really appreciate-Dave : I must cut quite an intimidating law enforcement figure. and he buries the dog in the ground with a shovel] [He sticks the shovel in the ground] Scene 9 : Setting : The Sheriff's Department : Characters : Mort Rainey. because maybe he's got a violent history. [Dave puts his glasses on and sits down] I think that it started with an A.. then Dave] Mort : Yeah.drink. noticing that there is broken glass on the floor] [He moves the flashlight around and looks elsewhere. they pop up every once in awhile. [A shot of Tashmore lake] Dave : Chico? He killed Chico? Mort : Yeah. [He looks at the dead dog. then turns away] [He turns back and approaches. I've got a detailed [He turns to Dave] description of his ca-Dave : Type a little harder. huh [Laughs] Mort : [Is nervous] I-I'd like to know what I'm dealing with here. I think that would probably be better.

is a description. What do you want me to do? Mort : I want you to help me in the same way that. Secretary. he did break a law. yeah. obviously the guy copied it from me. don't you think? [Mort listens] The stories being so much alike? Mort : Well.. He threatened your life? Mort : He put a screwdriver through my dog.. So I've got a copy of the original up at Amy's house. no. I think that's all it is. must be a cat person. Would you like to choose a side before we continue? Ken : I'm on your side. First thing I'm gonna need [Puts down needlepoint and picks up a pen]. [Breathes in] My story came out a couple years.. well I don't exactly feel safe with a 70 year old arthritic sheriff watching my back. [Sits down] Ken : Fine.. Mort : [Nods] Okay. annoyed] Sorry. Which kind of situation is this? Is he a regular wacko. [Smiles] Mort : [Comes forward] Yeah.. like you've had before in which case I can help? Or is this something you should be talking to your lawyer about? Mort : [Shakes head] No.. Ken Karsch. Okay. same way that you. [Spreads hands] Okay. corporate loyalty thing I gotta be back for by Friday. or not? Ken : Uh.. stares at the secretary] In the. Dave : Killing an animal is not like killing a man. it's gotta be. Did you steal it? [A siren goes] Mort: [Turns away from the window in shock] What!? No! Ken : Kind of an amazing coincidence.. [Ken's secretary comes in bringing some food and places it on the desk] [Mort is distracted. The sheriff. but I still need to know the truth.. I was just gonna stop by on my way upstate and pick it up. but I can give you a couple of days. Mort : Come on.. Ken : [Eating] Well. [Looks at plan book] I got a. [Reaches to food] That guy was just an obsessed reader who couldn't tell real life from the crap that you make up for a living. but it doesn't seem to be an important law in Tashmore Lake. I'm not even sure that it's a crime. Let's see... Are you gonna help me. [Looks up at Mort] [Mort looks shocked] Scene 10 : Setting : Ken's Office : Characters : Mort Rainey. [Nods] Amy and I split up about 6 months ago. [Ken presses Mort's side of the chess timer] [Mort looks annoyed] before. did before.. Ken : I'm sorry. [Shot of New York buildings through a window] Ken : Tell me the truth. [Mort smiles] Now. What about animal cruelty? What about destruction of private property? What about-Dave : Yeah. he says he wrote his. This guy is just simply out of his mind. yeah. Mort : [Smiles. No offense. then looks away] [He grabs something from his coat pocket] Here's the uh.. Ken : Amy's house? Mort : Yeah. come to think of. this Shooter guy. Maybe..Secretary : [On phone] Ha ha ha ha haa! [Mort looks at her. [He looks back at the secretary confusedly] The description. Ken : He wasn't this crazy. .

Mort : That's very reassuring.Mort : [Nods] Yeah. Mort : [Breathes out] [Looks off to the side] You think you'd be sticking around... I'm gonna be with you. and kiss] Mort's Voice : This is not. Ken : No [Smiles] Not unless you want me to. Amy Rainey. [The car drives off] . and taps on the glass] [Ken's head lifts] Mort : [Jumps] Oh! [He turns away] [Ken opens the car door and gets out] [They both laugh] [Mort pushes back his hair and smiles] You scared the shit out of me! Ken : Hey.. [Presses Mort's side of the timer again] You were saying? Mort : I was saying. I'm sorry about that. An obscene fortune. "Objects in mirror are closer than they appear"] [Mort is sad. and plays with his face] Scene 12 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey.. you'll see a black cadillac in the driveway tonight when you get home. [Mort Leaves] Scene 11 : Setting : Outside Amy's House : Characters : Mort Rainey. Don't freak out. Just waiting for you to get back to let you know. I was only out for ten minutes. everything is fine. You remember my rate? Mort : Yeah. fine. [Mort presses Ken's side of the chess timer] [Nods] That was a dick thing to say. Ted pointing at things] [Mort regards from the reflection in the car mirror] [Amy and Ted stop by their car.. swear to god. . Me too. Ken : No beautiful house. and spot's Ken's black cadillac] [He stops the car. You don't look too hot. Mort pulls into his driveway. Anymore. [Amy and Ted get into the car] This is not.. Ken : What happened? Did you finally nail one of your groupies at a book signing? The Omaha Barnes & Noble? Hehehe.. tonight or. his reflection in the window. hey. you know? Rotten profession. Keeping an eye on things. Ken Karsch.. Ted Milner. [Mort drives on the highway to Amy's house] [He gets into the neighborhood and slows down] [He stops across from the house and pulls into someone's driveway] [Amy and Ted emerge from the house. I show him the magazine. This last week must've finally caught up with me. Ken : Already checked the place. my beautiful wife. relax Hemingway. talking. That if it's just proof that this guy Shooter wants. it's me.. right? Ken : Look. Thanks. Ken : Hey. [Gets up] Ken : Get a good night's sleep. Mort : Okay. Mort : Hm. I apologize. Ken : Amicable? Mort : Not remotely. but I think that maybe you should be with me when I show it to him. [Camera focuses out of the picture and we see the mirror. [The moon is out. looks around and sees Ken's head against the window] [He turns the car off and gets out] [He walks towards the car slowly and carefully] [He bends down and sees Ken's head on the steering wheel] [He approaches.

Ken : Nope. good night.. [Nudges to house] In there. Breakfast every morning. Use the word "We" a lot. [He runs into the bathroom] Ahhhhhh! *Smash* [He attacks the mirror] [Turns on the light. yeah I know the place.Mort : No. Tom Greenleaf. and looks around. I gonna come in swingin' [He looks at the figure] [Wipes his sweaty hands on his pants] One. Ken : Okay. I got it. [Ken opens front door and steps out] [Mort follows] Hey.. [Sees the paddle] What the hell you gonna do with that.. I think it's called.. but sees nothing] [He turns and cautiously opens up a door with the fire poker] [He turns on the light.. Mort nodding at each line] We know what you're doing. he sees a mouse scamper through the tub] And my shower door. We're watching you. but sees nothing] [He approaches another door. No monsters up here.. Huh? [Takes the paddle away and goes to put it back] Find out who else saw your nut-job. How do I get ahold of him? Mort : Bowie's store. Are you staying in town tonight? Ken : Yeah. drumming on his thighs] [Ken gets into his car] [Mort walks over to the window. In. [Gestures with his hands. [Looks away] No. holding a paddle] I'll be back in the morning. sailor. I count to five. start asking around town. I know. then stops. shithead! If you don't come out by the time. it'll hit back. Ken : [Walks into the next room] Hmm. [He slides open the busted door. I'll stop in for a little freak-me-out chat. so he must've got a good look at him. Uh. [Comes back in] Once I find out where this Shooter's staying. Irv's lakesider. hands behind his back] [Mort bends down and looks out the window] [He takes the string of the shade] [Something moves in the house] [Mort turns around rapidly. and looks up at the railing] Mort : Hello? [Ken's car pulls out] [Mort scans the upper floor] [He sees Ken's car leave] Shit. [Ken walks off] [Mort shuts the door and locks it] Scene 13 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. [Descends stairs] Heh. Trust me. *Squeak* [He turns to the shower and begins attacking again] Hu. [Mort stands in the cabin.. some motel out by route 9. He picks up a fire poker from the holder] [He goes up the stairs slowly] [Mort looks around the upper floor.. No. We want it to stop. and moves closer] [He sees a figure in the mirror and becomes scared] I know you're in there.. Mort : Tom Greenleaf.. uh! *Smash* [Through the broken glass. Don't worry. [Walks off] Mort : [Stands there] Yeah. Mort : Did you check under my bed? Ken : Even in your toy chest. [He walks forward. two. you know what. I'm sure it's fine... You know the place? Mort : [Flashback of Mort backing up towards motel] [Nods] Yeah. and looks down at the mouse and sighs] [Throws down the poker and grabs a nearby towel] [Takes the mouse . [Mort comes out. he'll hit the road so hard. 9 am. [Points] Ken : Huh? Mort : [Flashback of Tom honking *honk honk honk*] Tom Greenleaf passed by when I was talking to Shooter on Lake Drive and waived at us. Ken : Okay. and begins opening it with the fire poker] [He hears something suddenly and jumps and turns to the bathroom] [He gulps. and looks at his victim] I killed a mirror.

[Grins] She's purty. Being caught up on. He tries to hit Shooter with it. then.. and heads downstairs] [He pauses. and Mort backs away from the shovel] Shooter : I want you to fix it. Shooter. Mort : I don't think I even read your whole story. but Shooter grabs it with one hand] Grrrr! [He pins Mort against the wall with the shovel to his throat] You want to wake up from one of your stupid naps and find . I'm sure that in time her death will be a mystery. It sounded like you pitched a fit or something in there. [He walks outside. I can't decide what's worse. I'll bet you did. Mort : What would you like me to fix? Shooter : My ending. will you then kindly disappear? Shooter : There isn't any. that wife of yours coming out of the house. I know I can do it. Rainey? Mort : Oh.. I'm just. then stops and comes back upstairs. Shooter : Oh. Mr. Rainey. helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. Mr. Mr. [They both stand up] Or maybe it's just that successful writers like you throw tantrums when things don't go the way they expect. You and me. Mine was perfect. Shooter : Thought you didn't smoke. that don't seem to have ever bothered you none. Mort : [Throws away the match] I took it up recently for my health. Shooter : How are you. if I could. and releases the mouse from the towel into the wild] [He strikes a match on the ground. and lights the cigarette back in his mouth] Scene 14 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. He grabs the L&M's and places one in his mouth and leaves] I don't care. Peachy. and picks up the shovel. and goes over to the desk] [He picks up the tattered packet of L&M's and holds them for a moment. That's how the story ends. The one you wrecked. then replaces them on the desk] [He continues downstairs. Magazine with that story in it. Mort : I'd be more than happy to write your ending. [He leans against the shovel standing in the ground] What can we do [He places his hand on the handle] to make you feel better? [Shooter moves around. Mr. [Mort becomes upset. Shooter. John Shooter. weren't you? Mort : If I get this story. we know that. [Shooter rubs his hand on the top of the shovel handle] Stealing my story. smoke the shit out of that one. Mort : Okay. Shooter : [Smiles and turns away] So. Even to me. Todd Downey said. Stealing from another man. takes the cigarette in his hand] [Bends down. I'll finish these. [He bends down next to Mort] I don't think you're really all that well. pilgrim. or ruining the ending. though. and I show it to you. go to the store and get a brand new pack. Mort : My wife? Why don't we just leave her out of this? Shooter : [Turns to Mort] Would. I'm just gonna smoke. Why didn't you get that magazine? You were down there at her house today. It's the only ending. You're going to write it for me and get it published and it's going to have my name on it. How are you? Shooter : Well. But I'm starting to think you ain't going to leave me that option..up in the towel] *Crash* [Part of the broken cabinet falls. scaring him] [He walks past it. I'm just gonna totally smoke.

John Wayne? Amy : [On phone] Mort? [Mort looks up] Are you there? Mort?! Mort : [Shuts his eyes] Yes. [Mort catches his breath on the ground and leans backwards against a tree] Scene 15 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. and lays his eyes upon what used to be his house] [Flashback fades in] Amy : [Comes out of the house] Bye. uh left 100$ on the dresser. clutching his throat and gagging] Do ye? [Mort chokes] You can't get away with it. great. miss. that's what happened. staring out. So you unplugged the phone!? Mort : How may I assist you.. Until right gets put right. Steven Bradley. There's something on your mouth just there. Mort : [Comes out of the house] Pardon me. I noticed that you. Amy. Ted Milner. Amy Rainey. Mort.. Amy? Amy : [On phone] Oh god. I'm here! Just lower your voice a little. Amy : Shut up! Mort : Well. Amy : Shhhh! Please! [She runs off] Mort : Mm. [Mort shoos a fly] Mort : [Grabs some Doritos and eats them] What happened. [A Shot of the site. [Amy gets in her car] Bye. Then he turns and thinks for some moments] [He grabs his glasses and heads downstairs] [Shot of Tashmore Lake] [Mort sits on the couch scarfing Doritos] [He looks at the phone. firemen moving around. what? Amy : [On phone] Someone burned down our house. Fire Chief Wickersham. chatter of police radios in the background] [Mort walks forward. Amy Rainey. Some guys are less. [Mort lies in his bed. Mort : I was asleep. surely the escort service told you that I was 3.. Some guys are even less than that. okay? Mort : [Stops chewing] What? Amy : [On phone] Someone burned down our house! Scene 16 : Setting : The Site : Characters : Mort Rainey. What is it? Amy : [On phone] Where have you been? I have been trying to get ahold of you all night and this morning.Amy nailed to your garbage bin? Or turn on the radio some morning and hear she came off second best in a match with a chainsaw you keep out in the shed? [Mort chokes] [Shooter releases him and he falls to the ground. [Shooter walks away] I know what you did and I ain't quittin'. babe. Amy : [On phone] Oh. But I'm 3. then to the wall and realizes that it's been unplugged] [He gets up and plugs the phone back in] [He goes to sit back down] *Phone rings* [He pauses and looks at it in awe] [He puts his Dorito back in the bag and picks up the receiver] Mort : Is that you. [The flashback fades out] [Mort walks closer] [Amy and Ted appear. I happen to be 3. Some guys are a hundred if you like that kind of thing. Amy spots Mort] .

then back] And in this case you have certainly given us a plausible [Amy puts her sweater up .. It wasn't a site. Ted : [Takes off his sunglasses] Me too. and Mrs. Scene 17 : Setting : The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey.. Yes.. Wickersham : You the owners? Amy : Yes. then walks] [She wraps herself up in her sweater] [When Mort sees her. Bradley : [Pointing to Wickersham] This is Fire Chief Wickersham. we. the insurance investigator needs to see you in the city at 3. uh. I'm really sorry about all this. [Picks up papers and finds her name] . Mort : Thank you very much. we. with a champagne bottle and a couple of quarts of plain old gasoline. You got any? [Mort looks down sadly once more] Amy : No. Fran : [Smiles] It still says Mrs... it was. Evans. Rainey! Mort. Ted. No one. [The shot is from outside the agency's window. Your house and I'm very sorry for your loss. Yes.. Mort : [Turns to Ted. Fran's Assistant. [Sits down] Broke one of my own rules. were the owners. flashlight and a Polaroid.D. first question. Mort : Well that really works then. then away. Enemies. [He turns and looks back at Amy then back to Bradley] I have an enemy.. Bradley : I'm Steven Bradley. Fran is fine. Fran Evans. Ted? [Raises hands] [He makes his way over to Bradley] Yeah. [Mort looks at her. Ted Milner. [Amy lowers her sweater] [Mort looks down at her] People in your situation are already upset and quite often they take [Amy drinks a glass of water] the presence of an investigator as an accusation that they've torched their own property. Amy : So am I. I spent most of last night poking around the site with a. he flashbacks to her making out with Ted in the motel] [He looks away from her sadly] Hi [She hugs him] Mort : Hi.. Ted : No. [Pushes her chair in] I don't like to call it the site..Mrs. a house. : Mort! [She runs up. and Mrs. [He turns away and makes a face] Wickersham : Mr.. [Comes forward] Wickersham : [Mort looks down sadly] Were the owners? What do you mean? [Mort looks at Ted angrily] [They both go forward to Wickersham] You don't own it anymore? Mort : Were Mr. Amy. Mort : Thank you. I'm a detective with Riverdale P. Ted : No. Ted : [Shakes his hand] How do you do? Ted Milner. Are the owners.. [Shakes his hand] Bradley : We won't take long.. The fire was started by an incendiary device made. [She places some papers on the table] Oops. Then it pulls in] Fran : [Makes her way to the table] I'm sorry I wasn't there to meet you this morning. Amy Rainey. eh? Bradley : So. no. Ted : Chief [Holds out his hand] Wickersham : Hi. Not a soul.. Rainey. These meetings are hard. Wickersham : [Holds out a burnt champagne bottle on a tweezers] You are definitely the victims of arson. annoyed] Bother you if I answer one or two of these.

but I mean. Ted : [Looks around] Uhh. Excuse me. It's not final yet. Rainey does. He's right. he tries to glance over Amy's shoulder to see the list] [Amy sees that he can't see. Fran : He is right. [Plays with his face] Fran : In the meantime. Everything's negotiated.. then goes out the door] Rubbernecker. Mr. Live a little.. He's rubbernecking. Ted : What the hell's the point. and nudges the list to Ted's direction] [Ted leans in close and clears his throat] [Mort looks up at Ted. Amy : No. It'll wrap up when everybody's ready for that to happen. Amy : Thanks. Mort : We're going through a divorce. Guy. Thanks. Then nudges the list back to his direction] [Amy looks angry] Mort : I'm sorry.. The law says that you have no right to be looking at the list of items at all.. Mort : [Nods] Yes. [Ted is bored] These things just have to follow their natural course. [gestures to list] Do the best you can with the list. the settlement agreements are done. a walk around the block? Amy : Yes.. Milner. Rainey minds a lot. no.again] suspect who we'll investigate aggressively along with the [Mort looks away. We wink at something like this if nobody minds. plays with his face] police. Fran : Been down that road. Mort : I'm not going to freak out about this. [Amy gives him a sharp look] [Fran's assistant clears his throat and hands them the list] Scene 18 : Setting : The Lobby Of The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey. hadn't gotten around to hauling all the stuff out yet. [Ted sighs. [Ted pauses. He's right. that's a list of your claimed insurable property. But. [Shakes head] Sucks. . annoyed. Would it help matters if I um. Mort : [Chugs his glass of water] That's been my feeling.. Mr. [She looks down at the list] [Mort looks down at the list] [Ted is bored.. took um. Make it two.. heck Ted. [He kisses Amy on the forehead] [He gets up and goes to the door] Mort : [Stops playing with his face and looks up] Aw. By um. Ted Milner. no. man? Mort : It's our stuff! Ted : I'm just trying to help out here.. this is our stuff. I'm told there was a separation of residence recently? So that last bit might be particularly important. Mort : I moved out six months ago and just. Mort : Amy. boredly] We're just waiting for it to be signed. Amy : Well. Alright! Alright! Mort : This our stuff! Amy : [Turns to Ted] No. both parties. then you sign an affidavit swearing that the listed items still belong to you and that they were still in the house when the fire occurred. Ted : Sure. I don't understand why it is so important. but. in the meantime. You look it over. looks at Mort. Amy : Okay. Do you actually intend to rubberneck? Ted : I hardly think my concern could be construed as rubbernecking. [She looks at Mort who looks angry] it looks like Mr. Ted. Amy Rainey.

I'm really sorry you had to miss that. it was done by the time I got there. or since. But it did happen once before. Mort : Okay. Mort and Amy feel uncomfortable together. Amy : [To herself] Aw. Jesus. Mort I have to ask you something. I wouldn't bring it up. do I have timing or what? [Hands one of the cups to Amy] Mort : Yes you do. Mort : Because you haven't said anything to Ted. There's a black dude at the back of the elevator who's chewing gum and listening to music through headphones quite loudly. The dude from behind pushes his way out] [Mort looks pissed] [Mort and Amy walk out] Amy : Mort. I mean. Mort : [Stops and goes up to Ted] You're a dick! Ted : Do you feel better? Mort : [Continues walking] Yes. right? Amy : Right. His story. Mort looks up at the ceiling] *ding* [The elevator doors open. [He and Ted go out the door] [Amy sits on a bench and sighs] Scene 19 : Setting : Outside The Insurance Agency : Characters : Mort Rainey. [To Amy] Be back in ten minutes. Mort : [Turns to Ted] Really? You must've thought her wedding ring was a little bit strange? . Ted : Yeah. [They walk towards the exit] Mort : What? Amy : This guy. Amy : Okay. Never happened before. Mort : [Turns to leave. I know how much you like my things. I do. is this a situation [Mort adjusts his glasses] like the other time? [Mort scowls] I'm sorry. Ted : You and me are going to have a little talk. then stops] Amy? Amy : [Turns around. I've about had enough of your bullshit. He smiles] Well. I paid the guy everything he wanted. Mort : Have you said something to Ted? Amy : C'mon! Ted : [Comes through the door holding two cups of coffee. We're the only ones that know about that. look. I'm sorry but I didn't end yours. Ted : Look. Shooter. [He opens the door] Mort : [To Amy] I'm in trouble. certainly not? Amy : No. that was the only time I've ever even done anything remotely like that. Amy : Okay. Mort : [They stop in front of the door] Look. You know. and walks back to him] What? Mort : You and me and the lawyers.[Mort and Amy ride in the elevator down to the lobby. marriages end. [Mort puts his tuque on] Wait. Ted Milner.

and places his key on the key-hook on the wall] *Phone rings* [He grabs the phone] What fresh Hell. [Mort breathes out and puts crosses his feet on the coffee table] First he says he did go down to the Lake Drive on Tuesday and . You're fine. Ken : [On phone] Oh. Ken Karsch. Karsch. He stops and gets out] *Phone rings* [Mort runs up to the front door. But I'll tell you something. The guy who drove past you and Shooter on the lake road? [On phone] Well. Everything. really? [Mort pushes back his hair and pisses] Then he had a busy night.. Long way from there. but doesn't see Ken's car] Mort : C'mon. He hurries to open the door] [He finally opens it. Now.Listen. Little place called Shooter's Bay. I know that you don't want me in your life. freaking out Mort] [He cowers] Are we. Ken is lying on the bed in his boxers] [In person] My office called me about your Riverdale house. [Shot scans into Ken's motel room. I apologized to you months ago. 'Cause I called your agent when I heard about the house. [In person] I caught up with your Tom Greenleaf today. [In person] I figured he got a copy of the magazine. The one with the story he says I stole. [He goes into the bathroom and drops the phone on the floor *ding*] Ken : [On Phone] Relax. Mort : Yeah? [He unzips his fly] Well he showed up about an hour after you left last night. Guess what? I don't want you in mine either.. [Mort drives up his driveway at night] [He looks around. He sent the original by UPS. [Mort walks] Ken : [On phone] Good.. Ken : Well. the worst part is. [He sips from his cup and walks off] Mort : I was gonna say Mississippi. You can pick it up tomorrow after 3. I'm sorry.Ted : Oh. Now look. That's gone up in smoke now. Where are you when I need you? [He looks around and scowls. man! I. [Bends down and picks up the phone] I want it settled. [Mort sits on the couch] here's a weird one. I might ask you the same question. But until this little divorce thing's done. Morty. Overnight today.. alright. [Mort looks shocked] [Ted walks off] [Mort thinks] Scene 20 : Setting : Mort's Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. not much we can do about it. I checked the cabin an hour ago. And get out of each other’s lives--? *Zoom* [A bus brushes by. Ted : [Turns around] No. and groans. [He picks up the receiver] Yeah? Ken : [On phone] Where you been all day? Mort : Ha. uh. Mort : [On phone] Well. Mort : [Smiles] I knew there was a reason that I hired you. you still wanna go through with it? Meeting him? Showing him the magazine? Mort : Hell yes! [Zips up his fly] [Flushes the toilet] I've had a shitty year. So why don't we just wrap this little thing up. [Closes front door and locks it] Ken : [On phone] There's something else. Teddy? Ted : Tennessee. then drives the car further up the driveway. I hadn't had a chance to get the magazine out. $500 a day. gettin' the message I'm sendin'? Mort : Where are we from. [Moves closer to Mort] I will not let you upset Amy anymore than you already have.

Ken : [He picks up a gun from his suitcase and checks it] Bring the manuscript. Scare you to death. Come to think of it I didn't.. [On phone] Other than the manuscript. [He laughs] Why would Shooter care if Tom Greenleaf knows he's here? Ken : [On phone] Well. he takes his feet off of the coffee table and bolts upright] Ted. [Mort rolls up his sleeve] Physical evidence. Mort. Maybe it just slipped his mind. Ken : [On phone] Who? Mort : [Pushes back hair] Ted. send me a message. Ken : [Walks around] Don't be naive. [In person] he hires the wrong guy. But then he gets nervous and says. [In person] What proof do you have that Shooter was there. it depends. Mort : [His eyes open wide. Mort : [He looks down at his arm] Bruises.. [He walks] I'm gonna push the guy hard. Someone got to him.. Maybe that's why the guy calls himself Shooter. Mort : Yeah. Ken : And bring your six-gun. Bring your bruises.. Tom's old. Ted wants me to know it's him.uh. like you said.. Burnt down houses. [On phone] I got bruises on my arms from where he grabbed me. [He gets up and places Mort on speakerphone] You and me are going to go see Greenleaf together. They go further than they're supposed to.. [He hangs up] [Mort takes the receiver away from his ear. I'm revising my opinion. [He grabs puts something into a glass of water] Mort : Come on. He's trying to intimidate me.. Didn't see anybody. Here's what we do. pilgrim. I don't think Shooter's just some nut. [Mort switches his feet] Someone with a grudge against you hires a tough guy to rattle you. Wasn't even on Lake Drive on Tuesday. Ken : Alright. Ken : Why? What does he want? Mort : [On phone] I don't know. [On phone] [Mort listens carefully] We need to consider the possibility that he was hired to do this. [He picks up a glass] Things get out of control. Mort : Bowie's store? Breakfast? Ken : 9 am sharp. Mort : On what? Ken : [He sits down] On what he plans to do to you.. [He places the gun on the nightstand] then we've got something. If he'll tell the po-lice he was threatened too. He's trying to. Dead dogs. Amy's Ted. Ken : [On phone] Did you piss him off? [Flashback to Ted yelling at Mort in the motel bed] Ted : Get the fuck out! Mort : I might have. He was scared shitless. well. I'm talking about. no no no.he saw you. Ken : [On phone] Okay. [He picks up the receiver and takes Mort off of speakerphone] Mort : [On phone] Alright. looks at it suspiciously then replaces it] [He gulps] . Mort : [On phone] Alright. I'll see you there. [Moves his fingers] The Ted that Amy left me for. Now they can't call them off. Make it so that it's impossible for him to lie. wait. But...

Greta Bowie. then sits in the car. Ted Milner. then pats himself down. he notices that his car keys are missing from the key rack on the wall.* [The driver's door of his car is wide open and the car is beeping away] [He looks around again. [Greta comes with a pot of coffee and pours it] Did a guy come in here looking for me around 9 o'clock? Greta : [Looks up at him] Nope. [Mort drives down a road] [He passes a gas station and spots Ted at the pump] [He stops. and throws the garbage bag on the counter] [The man sitting on his side gives Mort a dirty look] [Mort puts the bag on the stool next to him] [He looks around. then picks one up] [Studies it] Pall Mall. then spots some cigarette butts in the ashtray] [He eyes them carefully. [Shakes her head] Mort : Big guy. thinks and taps his finger on the seat. Mort : [Nods] Yeah. and spots his jacket on the floor] [As he puts it on. Shit.. then stretches] [He wakes up and glances at his watch] Shit! [He gets up from the couch] [He looks around. then decides to go back] [He backs the car up into . sadly thinking] Mort : It is a good ending. [He gets out of bed and puts on his bathrobe] [Light pours through the Secret Window as the shot moves closer and closer to it] [The clock ticks] [Mort is sleeping on the couch. He stirs. kind of a New York cop type? Greta : [Looks up] No. [He goes back into the house. no.. Busboy. being careful to touch nothing] [He quickly shuts off the motor] [Looks around the car. starts it up and closes the door] Scene 22 : Setting : Bowie's Store : Characters : Mort Rainey. He looks at it suspiciously. then walks over to the car] [He approaches slowly. Mort : I overslept. but doesn't find him] *Beep beep beep beep. opens up a garbage bag and gathers the hat inside] [He puts the bag with the hat on the passenger seat in the car. maybe he did too.. [He walks to the store's aisles] Ken? [He walks to a different aisle] Tom? [But no one appears] [He goes up to the counter.. It slams behind him and everyone looks at him] Mort : Sorry. [He places his hands behind his neck and thinks for another moment] [Then he sits up. sits at a stool. and notices the busboy opening a box of Pall Mall's] Busboy : [The boy sees Mort staring] Would you like a pack? [His mouth full of food as he speaks] Mort : [Is caught offguard] I don't smoke. 'Cause he wasn't here. Scene 23 : Setting : The Gas Station : Characters : Mort Rainey. holding the garbage bag] [He tries to open the door. to reveal Shooter's hat lying on the porch] [He looks around trying to spot Shooter. [He replaces it] Cracker bastard.Scene 21 : Setting : Mort's Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. but it will not budge. But he returns no key from his search] [He puts on his tuque] [Opens the front door.. That doesn't ring a bell. He flexes his jaw] [He scowls] Oh. [Mort lies in his bed. [Mort walks up to the entrance of Bowie's Store. Greta : Well.. He tries the other door and it opens.

[He pushes Ted] Ted : Whoa. I'm gonna finish it. well. You started this shit. 'Cause I'm afraid if we don't. A lot of what's going on right now is my fault. Mort : Why? . [He slaps them onto the back of the car] Mort : [He looks at the papers and nudges them] My divorce papers? Ted : Mmhmm.. [Shrugs shoulders] icky. Mort : Well. Mort : What do you want? Ted : I want you out of our life. makes me feel. [He reaches into the car's window] [He pulls out divorce papers] Gotta sign your papers Mort.. and I know it. I was-I was just on my way over to your place. takes his tuque off and pushes back his hair] *Phone rings* [Mort stops in his tracks. You know it. uh. Well she did and. [Mort enters his cabin.. it's not about money. Mort : Where's your buddy? Ted : Came alone. [Ted holds his arm] Scene 24 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. Mort : Money! All about money. go back and tell that your filthy little friend [He pushes Ted in the face with 3 fingers] Ted : [Ted tries to punch Mort. Ted : No. Heh heh. Most of it. Now do me a favor. [He advances. no. Shooter : [On phone] Go to where we met. Mort : That's what this is all about? Gettin me to sign the settlement? Ted : No. I think I do. he said that you won't return his calls for weeks. and stares at the phone which is covered by Shooter's hat] *Phone rings* [He starts over] *Phone rings* [He sits on the couch and takes the hat off of the phone] *Phone rings* Mort : Yeah. here. shuts the door and places his keys on the key rack on the wall] [He takes Shooter's hat out of the garbage bag and throws the hat on the coffee table] [He walks. is getting this thing done. Mort : I buried my dog. What this is about... who knows where it might go and I think you know what I'm talking about. Teddy. You know. Mort : Sure you did.the gas station. but here's the problem: I don't respond well to intimidation. [He leans on his car] Look Mort. Mort : Tell her to send them to my lawyer. but Mort moves out of the way and Ted hits the closed window] Aghhh! God! Mort : [Looks at him and walks off] Bummer. Walk down the path a little way. Ted : Uh. stops] [Ted looks at Mort's car and replaces the gas pump into the holder] [mort gets out] Mort : What are you doing here? Ted : Matter of fact.. turns around. Mister! [Ted looks bewildered] This whole thing is out of your control now. No. and looks off to the side] [He breathes in and out] I know what you're up to. Ted. John Shooter.. I'm attempting to have a normal conversation. Ted : Yeah. in fact. Just calm down. the other day. [Mort advances further] You know.

I wouldn't go too far if I were you. Rainey.Shooter : [On phone] I'll catch up with you this afternoon. Mort waits for the squirrel to continue up the tree. He turns around and sees a squirrel in a tree. thinking] Scene 25 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. Your leg's sleepin'. He spots Ken with his throat severed] [Mort backs away from the track] [His heart starts to beat quickly. I told you that already. he wakes up] [He opens his eyes. [Mort runs down the path] [He stops dead at the clearing. The one you stole. Just kill me. breathing heavily. [Mort rushes to his feet. grabbing the truck for support. Shooter : Who's screwdriver you think is in that fella's head? [Mort stops] If you leave 'em here and I disappear. and tries to run. He looks at the truck] Mort : [Advances slowly and sees Tom] Tom? Greenleaf? [Comes up to the open window and sees Tom Greenleaf with a screwdriver of Mort's sticking out of his head] [He coughs and gags] [He spots a bloody axe on the passenger's seat] [Blood is all over the truck] [He raises his head up and looks through the rear window. but I didn't want to wake you. Tom Greenleaf. Mort : What do you want from me? Shooter : [He walks towards Mort] Why. Ken Karsch. I expect you to let yourself [He spits on his hand] go to Greenhaven for murder before you'll admit it. Decided not to. That story is mine! Mort : [He goes up to Shooter] What do you want? You wanna kill me? Why don't you just do it. Shooter : [Shooter stays where he is and cleans his fingers] Oh. you gonna find yourself standing with your head in the noose and your feet in crisco. but his vision is blurry] Shooter : Quarter past 2. seeing Tom Greenleaf's truck] [He walks forward. John Shooter. Anybody you call between now and then is your responsibility. you laid on the damn thing. and his heart to slow down. [Mort limps further away from Shooter] Mort : You're insane. Mort : I did not steal [He turns to Shooter] your story. Shooter : There can't be any magazine! Not with that story in it. . but falls down. His pace slows as he gets closer. [He hangs up] [Mort places the receiver back slowly. I was gonna go pick it up at 3 o'clock. [He cleans his fingers] You scare too easy. The squirrel chatters. I'm going to the police. He gets up again. I hooked you to those 2 men in more ways than you know. Got tired of waitin'. Mr. Or ain't you ready to admit it yet. He gets up and hops away] Now I would've moved you. but he falls down] You've been out about 3 hours. I want you to fix my story. Almost pinned a note on you. bolts upright and tries to see what time it is on his watch. but it never happens] [Mort's head begins spinning and he passes out of the ground] [After some hours. no. [He looks up at Mort] Mort : I have the magazine you lunatic! I have the magazine! I have the goddamn magazine! Shooter : [He advances] You have this so-called magazine right now? Mort : On me.

[He turns around] Listen. You [He points to Mort] got my hat. And that kind of crazy man. I will burn your life and every person in it like a cane field in a high wind. Mort : And when I show you the magazine that has MY name on the contents page with MY story inside. or if you don't show up at four o'clock. I want it. He looks through the window disgustedly] [He pulls his sleeve over his hand and opens the passenger door] [He looks at dead Tom and Ken] [The door opens a bit further. What? . [Mort approaches the truck. Are you okay? Mort: [Raises his eyebrows] I'm okay. If it exists. *Phone rings* [Mort walks through the front door] *Phone rings* [He grabs his keys off the key rack on the wall] [He thinks for a moment whether or not he should answer it] [He walks out of the house and closes the door] *Phone rings* [He walks back in and shuts the door] *Phone rings* [Mort picks up the receiver] Mort : Hello? Amy : [On Phone] Mort. but then chickens out] [He looks at the floor and grabs a piece of wrapping] [His hand advances to the handle of the screwdriver] [Ken's body falls over] Mort : [He jumps] Whoa! [He looks at Ken. Amy : [Amy is lying on the bed] I've been so worried about you.Shooter : No sir! These others here [He turns and points to the truck] were going to get in our way of our business! [He turns back to Mort] I couldn't have that! [He looks at Mort] You bring me that story. Amy. Amy Rainey. But I take care of myself before a trial. If you talk [He turns around] to that Sheriff of yours again.. [He walks away] By the way. hi.. Because if things turn out that way. Ken Karsch. then proceeds with removing the screwdriver] [His wrapped hand closes over the camera lens] *Squish* [Mort starts the truck. trying to free himself] [The car is just about to go over the cliff] [Mort furiously pulls his hand and manages to get loose just in time before the truck crashes off the cliff and into the water] [Mort catches his balance and prevents himself from going over] [The truck hits the water and sinks below] [Mort watches it disappear] Scene 27 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. [He walks off] Scene 26 : Setting : Outside : Characters : Mort Rainey. Ted Milner. has no reason or excuse to live. onto the axe] [He pushes it onto the floor] [He goes up close to Tom and looks at him. Mr. Mort : [He winces and pulls the receiver away] Aww. the parking break goes from P to D] [He slowly guides it down the path] [The truck builds up speed and Mort is now jogging with it] [The truck hits a bump in the road and sends Tom's head into the horn *Hoooonnnkk*] [Mort is flustered by it] Oh! [He pushes Tom's head off of the horn. [He puts it back up] Yeah. I'm okay. causing the truck to shake] [Mort sighs] [He climbs onto the passenger seat. I'd get to that if I were you. Tom Greenleaf. then I suppose I am crazy. to see that his hand is caught on the steering wheel by his watch] [Mort shakes his hand. [He moves around Mort] Your house in 2 hours. He breathes in deeply. You got some heavy lifting here first. Rainey. One way or the other. then what? Shooter : Then I turn myself in. then blows out the air] [He places his hand up to the handle of the screwdriver.

Amy : That's because you weren't there anymore! You were gone all the time! Mort : I worked at home. everything's been negotiated.. but I can't. I don't wanna deal with it either. I don't understand why you won't sign. That's good. What an idiot. Amy : [On Phone] No. Can't we just-Mort : No! N. [She sits up] Even when you were with me.... . Amy : [On Phone] I am worried! [On Phone] You sound like you did six months ago and I think it's my fault. you might have mentioned it. c'mon. Mort : [His heart breaks] Oh. I love him. I guess. I-I gotta be somewhere. I didn't go with other men. and pushes back his hair] But. Amy? [In person] Oh. [She wipes her nose with a Kleenex] Ted wanted us to go and tell you together.. [On Phone] I don't think that I looked in your eyes and actually saw you looking back at me. Amy. wait. Only Ted. [She breathes in] Mort : What?!! Amy : [On Phone] Do you. I-I've gotta go! Amy : Will you call me if you need me? [Ted enters the room] Mort : [On Phone] I doubt it.. [In person] I was a chickenshit. He kept asking and I kept putting it off. Mort : You know what? You know what.. you know. [Amy cries] [On Phone] What? What is it. You're absolutely right. Amy : [On Phone] No Mort.. I mean. Amy : [On Phone] I didn't go with other men. [Mort lowers his head] [On Phone] I know you don't want to deal with it. these days? Amy : [Turns over] I don't know.. really with me for the last 2 years.... I mean. If we were already over while we were still together. And I wish I could take it back. [In person] Do you think things would've been different if. [Mort laughs. It's all my fault. I always wanted to tell you that. Because it was news to me. you were gone up in your head. [On Phone] I'll never forget that look on your face. We don't disagree on a thing. Mort. Do you wanna just get it over with? Mort : [He shakes his head and smiles] Unbelievable. [Flashback to Mort screaming at Amy and Ted] Ted : Get out! Get out! Mort : You know what? I gotta go. and only the last few months after you and me were already over. Amy? Amy : [Breathes in] You still haven't signed the papers yet. just [Sits down] breathe.. Amy! Amy : That's not what I mean. I don't know! [He walks around] Let me call you later. Mort : Well. we hadn't lost the baby? Mort : [Scowls] Jesus Christ! I don't. Amy : [On Phone] Can I come up there? Mort : Why on earth would you do that... Breathe! Take a breath! [Amy sobs] Where are you? You at Ted's? Amy : [On Phone] Yeah..Amy : [On Phone] Are you sure? [In person] When I saw you yesterday you seemed [Sniffs] so Mort : How we feeling about old Ted. I-I gotta go. you're right. You were worried about me and I believed you. It's my fault.

Mort : [Turns to her] I know that. I know how to talk to him. You know. Mr. Juliet Stoker. and steps forward. are you alright? Mort : [He turns his sick expression into a smile] I'm sorry. Rainey. [He walks away] Juliet : Good. All I want is for this be over. [She rummages through some papers on a desk] We won't have to have these horrible conversations every other day. post office would have a cow if they know that we handled the UPS guy's stuff. Ted Milner. [She opens the door and leaves] Ted : [Follows her to the door. that makes no sense. Mort : [Thinks she said something else and looks shocked] Pardon me? Juliet : [She places the package on the counter] Just the one thing. well. Rainey. Dave Newsome.. Mort : [Takes the package and is relieved] Oh.. Ted. but is blocked by Ted's arm in the way] I was married to the guy for 10 years. slamming the door] [Amy grabs her jacket out of the closet and puts it on] Ted : [Looks up from his reading] You're not going up there! Amy : I'm not going to dance around this anymore. [She looks at Ted. Juliet : You're very pale. did the. I said. UPS guy drop anything off for me? Juliet : [Goes over to the back and picks up a package] Just the one thing. Rainey! [Mort flexes his jaw and steps up to the desk] Mr.Mort : Well then. Thank you. I really think I should go alone.. Ted : Yeah.. I'm going with you.. Amy : It's just. [Mort looks slightly relieved] You ought to go home and lie down. and slams his bad hand on a beam] Agghhhh! [He stumbles around] Scene 28 : Setting : The Post Office : Characters : Mort Rainey. yeah. [She grabs her bag. yeah. and turns off her phone] [Mort flexes his jaw. my throat just kinda doubleclutched on me there for a second. Thank you... [He turns away] Juliet : Welcome. You really don't look well at all... [A UPS truck pulls away to reveal the post office] [Mort gets out of his car. [Amy looks for something in the cabinet under the sink] [Ted comes into the kitchen] Ted : Well. Rainey! I'd like to-Mort : [He puts his finger up and continues to the post office] Yeah. uh. [He steps in] Juliet : Hey! Mr.. Mort : Yeah. [He turns away again] Juliet : You won't tell them. Mort : [He looks turns around and looks shocked] I'm sorry? Juliet : I said they'd shoot me if you did. 'Cause I saw what you did. .. um. and walks out of the house. Amy : Just the sight of you is going to send him. and I certainly appreciate it.. I guess you shouldn't have fucked him then! [He slams the receiver down] [Amy jumps. and pushes his arm out of the way] Excuse me.. [She walks forward and adjusts her jacket] Once he signs the papers it'll be over. will you? Mort : [He turns and smiles at her] No way. pulling on his face] Dave : Hey! Mr. [She walks off] I'll be back around 7.

. Mort's Voice : Think about it.. breathes out and sits on the couch] [Looks down at the hat and swallows] [He picks up the hat.. He thinks] [He sighs and gets up and leaves the house] Scene 29 : Setting : In Mort's Car : Characters : Mort Rainey. [Mort pulls into his driveway] [He stops the car and picks up the package lying on the passenger seat] [He looks at it. [He flips the pages quickly] 83. [He flips some more. and looks at it] [He suddenly puts in on his head] [Flexes his jaw] [He stands up and walks slowly to the mirror] [He looks at himself. then forward] 99? [He turns the magazine on a slant and sees that there are pages that are cut out of the spine] You cut it out. Sure.. [Back at Ted's house. [He looks at the open magazine] You. [He walks off] Juliet : Ooh... then passes Dave and slows down] [He points at Dave] I'm gonna call you on the phone. [Mort hurriedly goes back to his car and gets in] [He is about to open the package. adjusts the hat] Mort : Why'd you put it on? Mort : [Still touching the hat] I dunno. [Mort closes the magazine] How? Mort : I don't know. [He takes his head out of Mort's window] Mort : [Mort backs out. Ted sits down.. turns it upside down. flips back. I'm already confused. uh. that's a good idea. pilgrim.. okay? [He takes off] Dave : [Watches him drive off] [Nods] Okay. Dave : [Nods] Okay. But he did it.. Mort's Voice : Wait a minute.. I really don't right now. when he sees Dave Newsome coming toward his car. playing with his car keys in his hand.. Mort : [He stops touching the hat] Why would he want me to put his hat on? Mort : Maybe he wants you to. [He flips to the contents page] Contents.. Mort : Maybe he wanted you to.. [He looks to the next page] 99.. [He traces his finger to Secret Window] 83. cut it. [He walks away] So don't talk to me about confusion. cute. It is partially open. throws the envelope on the passenger seat] Mort : [He looks at the magazine] 1995. I'll give you a call later. no.. that's. He rushes to start it up. . Mort : Oh. [He gets out of the car] Scene 30 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. [He takes the hat off] Plenty confused..Mort : Yeah. But.. [Shooter's hat sits on the coffee table] [Mort enters the cabin. how would he do that? Mort : I don't know. then stops] 81. Mort Rainey. [He turns the page] 82. [He traces his finger down the spine] You son of a bitch. out of the magazine. but doesn't make it in time] Dave : [Leans into his window] Got a minute? Mort : Well. He looks at it in fear and touches on the tab] [He rips it open and pulls out the magazine... Mort : [He turns around] Maybe he wants me to what? Mort : [Moves his fingers around his head] To get confused. [He looks at the page numbers.

.Everything you're doing is wrong --is wrong. because this is how it happens.. Mort : [He puts his head in his hands] I didn't kill anybody.. [Mort catches a glance of himself in . Mort : Ra! ra.! Mort : Listen to me. pilgrim. Mort : Shut up! Mort : [He takes Mort's hands] Listen to me. You wanted to. but Mort appears in front of him holding the phone receiver] Call Dave Newsome. Mort : Leave me alone! [He picks up the silex and hurls it at the wall] Huuu! *Crash* [The lamp falls off the table] Mort's Voice : You are alone. now [He takes off his glasses and polishes them with his jacket] back up just a sec. aren't I? Aren't I? Mort : Are you? Mort : Well. Mort : [Appears in front of him] Are all these things coincidences? [He puts his glasses back on] Mort : I'm wearing his bruises..? Mort : There never has been. [Mort looks like he's about to explode] not to him. [Flashback to Mort yelling at Amy and Ted] [Flashback to Mort entering the room. Mort : [Turns away and looks up] Ra. Mort : [He looks up at Mort] Shut up! Mort : There is no John Shooter.. For 30 years.. Before it's too late.. Mort : [Still holding his head] Wasn't loaded. leaning on the couch] Mort : [He puts on his bathrobe] You know what? You're nuts. Mort : The gun was not loaded! Mort : [Smiles] You still want to. This is happens to people. [He rolls up his sleeve to reveal nothing] [He becomes confused] this doesn't make any sense. ra. Mort's Voice : [Disappears] Before you kill anyone else. [He walks away] I don't need to listen to this shit from you. Mort : [He walks to in front of Mort] You almost killed them.. holding a gun] Mort's Voice : You had a gun. Mort : I'm gonna get a knife and cut you out of me. You invented him.. Everything you're doing is wrong.. Shooter's Bay. [Mort turns away. tell him to get down here right this second and lock you up before you can do any more damage.. What about that? Mort : [He turns away and takes off his jacket] What about what? [He walks away] Mort : Well. and a half a dozen other details you've chosen to ignore. You've been eating potato chips this way for 30 years. Mort : Really? Mort : No no no. [He appears. [ Mort Advances to the dent in the wall] [The dent begins to crack the wall.Mort : Wait a minute.. What you're doing is-. [He walks away] Mort : [Appears in front of him] Would you like to hear something that does make sense? Call the police. For 30 years... and the whole cabin splits down the middle] [Mort follows the crack] [Mort looks down] Mort's Voice : You're not handling this..

Tom Greenleaf.What does Todd Downey have to do with it?. Mort : Fix the ending. but you knew I did. told me everything you wanted me to do. Tom. [Flashback to Mort stabbing Ken with the axe in the throat and stabbing Tom in the head with the screwdriver] Are we done yet? We got things all cleaned up around here? [Shooter comes over] Shooter : What's the real reason I come for? Mort : Fix the story. Shooter's Voice : Oh. I think you know. rest of the night. just pull over there for a second. Ted Milner.. I didn't want to say it in front of him. I wanna show you something. a disgusted look on his face] You didn't have the stomach to do it yourself. Mort : [He goes up close to the mirror] I'm a dairy farmer from Mississippi. because. John Shooter. [He is right up in front of the mirror. We didn't talk for the rest of the night. Rainey. Look. [Flashback to Mort riding in Tom Greenleaf's truck with Ken] Mort : [Points to the spot where Tom had honked the other day] Right up there. Gotta fix the ending.Sister found out about the broken window.. Shooter : That's right.. but you were alone. [He turns back to the mirror] Mort : What is happening to me? Scene 31 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. We were standing right there. Ken Karsch. Tom. Tom : [Ken looks suspicious] Yeah.. I exist. and the whole house going up in flames] [Mort thinks] I did them things.. . Mort : You don't exist? Shooter : [Descends the stairs] Me? I exist Mr.. I'm starting to believe that Todd Downey was right. I think you have a real good idea. but it is of his back even though he is standing in front of it] [He advances slowly to the mirror] . Shooter : [Comes down the stairs] Gave me my name.. Shooter's Voice : And how do you suppose we ought ta do that? [Shooter places the hat to Mort's chest] Scene 32 : Setting : The Living Room : Characters : Mort Rainey. Everything. walking off wearing the hat. but he is looking at the back of himself] Todd Downey thought that a woman [He turns away from the mirror and looks around] who would steal your love-. so you wouldn't have to. Amy Rainey. And the school had to be withdrawn from the competition. [Flashback to Mort at a flea market trying on the hat in a mirror.. tossing it in the study.. I saw ya. Amy standing behind] Mort : Check it out! Shooter's Voice : You thought me up. Sister found out about the broken windows. [Flashback of Mort lighting the champagne bottle. out of the competition--competition.the mirror. you made me. I know Mort. [Shot moves down to reveal that Mort is holding a screwdriver and an axe] Shooter's Voice : [Mort thinks some more. [Flashback in flashback to Tom honking at Mort who is alone in the clearing *honk honk honk*] Mort : I know. Then she got up from the table.... Everything that you're doing is wrong..

Misses. and she backs away down the stairs] He did a whole lot of squirmin' around but in the end.. revealing Mort wearing the hat] Amy : [Jumps and Gasps] ["Shoot Her" is carved around him on the walls] [Amy covers her mouth and gasps] [Mort raises his eyes to look at her. [She looks down at the front door which is open] W-Where-Where did you get that old thing? The attic? Mort : [In a southern accent] It's mine. Amy : Why are you talking this way. "Shooter" 5 times in a row is carved into the wood] [She puts the manuscript back down] [Her eyes go to the window. He looks very mysterious] HH-H-Hi.. and sighs] Mort? [She walks over to the corner and looks around] Chico? [She walks away and looks up. Mort : It don't matter. there is a doll that looks exactly like her. [He pulls out a pair of scissors from behind his back] You won't be scared long.. [She swallows and pushes the door open] Hello? [She steps inside. looks down and sees pages blowing away from Mort's car] [She walks forward. I never put a hand on him. She sees the dent in the wall] [She looks to the coffee table and sees a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Pall Mall's] [She goes over and nudges the bottle] That explains a lot. "Shooter" is written in white. I swear. The house has been totaled] [She looks around. and some other papers] [She picks up the manuscript] ["John Shooter" She reads] [She notices something on the table. puts her bag down. Amy : You're scaring me. the slinky. Let alone. picks it up. What's wrong? Mort : [Advances to her] You got you a wrong number. she opens it up] Amy : Mort? Are you there? I saw your car outside. Amy : [Backs away a bit] [She breathes out] M-Mort. stepping on the magazine] [She looks around the top floor] [Walks over to the table. pulling out a chunk of it] Ahhh! [She hits him in the face] [He falls down. Now. [He advances. [She walks over to the window] What the hell? *Floorboards creak from above* [She looks all around the cabin] [She goes up the stairs. Mort's dead. The door opens and Amy comes out] Amy : Mort? [She looks around and closes the car door] [She walks. down the stairs] Ain't no Mort here. to me. and puts the hat back on. he couldn't lie to himself anymore. Wasn't ever anybody else's.[A car approaches the house] [The shot pulls through the mirror to a car stopping in the driveway. [Mort stares at her angrily] [Amy comes closer] Jesus. "Shooter" is carved into the coffee table. the manuscript. The scissors with the hair are in his hand] [Amy mumbles to herself and tries to get the car going] [Mort puts the scissors down on the porch and picks up the rock with 3 fingers] [Amy struggles to get the car to . Mort? Mort : It's just the way I talk. hesitates. "Shooter" is carved in the walls all around her] *Creak* [The door opens. [He puts his hand on the back of her head and takes out her ponytail] [She moves away from him. Amy : [Gasps] [Mort grabs at her hair with the scissor. to the front door] [She lifts her hand to knock. Mort. then knocks *knock knock knock* She looks down *knock knock knock*] [The door opens a bit. missus. the hat coming off his head] [Amy grabs her bag and runs out of the house] [She drops the bag and gets into the car and locks the door] [Mort slowly gets up. It is a page from the magazine] [She looks confused] [She hears a noise. He took the cowards way out. but something is on her shoe] [She looks down.

... Juliet Stoker.. Amy : ... helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. Ted's body falls to the ground] Teeeddd! Ahhhh! Ughh. [A shot of the cabin] Even to me. [Ted pulls open the door] [*Bang* Mort smashes him in the face with the shovel. [The shot pans over Tashmore lake] [Mort enter's Bowie's Store. Mort : [Smiles. Rainey.. He drags her by the back of the jacket] Help! [He drags her through the front door] Mort : I'm about done fussin' with you. Rainey! Mort : I got it all picked out. uhhh. [He walks away] Ohhh! [Mort leans on the side of the house with the shovel] Mort. Mort is walking to the car] [The car is stalling and won't go] [*Smash* he breaks the window with the rock] [He reaches in to get her] [She releases the parking brake and the car backs up... it was Mr.. Her face is all bloody and dirty] [He walks over to her] By the way.go] [She looks up.. all cleaned up] Mort : Hi. Mort. Scene 33 : Setting : Bowie's Store : Characters : Mort Rainey. Rainey.. Mort hanging in the window trying to pull her out] [He pulls her through the window. [She smiles and gives Greta the money] [Greta does the checkout] Mort : [Comes up behind Juliet] [He puts his face next to hers] Hi. has got to be done. [He drags her over to the table and grabs the screwdriver] [He plunges it into her right ankle] Amy : Ahhhhhhh! [She turns around and kicks him in the face] [He falls down] [He gets up] [Amy gets up and walks to the door. but can't] [Mort shovels Ted] Nooooooooo! Mort : Uh! Uh! [He repeatedly shovels Ted] Amy : Nuuhhhh. [She breathes heavily] [Mort hears a noise and looks off to the side and his smile fades] [He turns around] [Then back to Amy] [Her grip slips from his pant leg] uhh. You are Mort. leaving a trail of blood on the floor] [Mort kicks her out of the house] Ahh! [She lands on her head on a rock] Agh! Huugh... Todd Downey said. Mort.. [He hovers over her] Amy : [Grabs his pant leg] But you are.. I want you to know that none of this was my idea.. But right is right. Missus. his lip is cut open and there is blood on his face and in his mouth] I got a place for ya. Mort : [Comes out of the house] I am so sorry. [Amy sobs] [Mort looks over at her and smiles] [Amy tries to lift herself. Rainey all along. Greta Bowie. .. [He takes a shovel] [Amy looks up at him and struggles to breathe. Mort : [Comes towards Amy] I know I can do it. [He advances] [He looks down at her] I'm sure that in time. [He walks and sees Juliet] Hi! Juliet : [Walks to the counter uncomfortably and puts her stuff down] [She takes out some money] I'm uh.. the car hits a tree] [She drops on the ground. and fair is fair and something.. Ted : Amy!? [Amy tries to lift her head] Amy!? [He comes through the door] [Amy coughs] Amy!? Amy : [Whispers] Ted.. Amy : You are. [She lies back down] Uh. [He puts the shovel down] her death will be a mystery. Mort. [She looks over at Mort] kinda late. Teeeeeeddddd! Nooohoho.

.. Rainey? Mort Rainey!? Mort : [Pops his head over the railing] Oh. [Dave looks at him] [Mort flexes his jaw and puts some headphones on] [The shot moves into the secret window] Mort's Voice : I know I can do it. I'm coming in. [Dave turns back] the only thing that matters. [He points to his story] [He looks at Dave] . [Dave pulls his car into Mort's driveway] [He gets out and goes to Mort's front door] [The door is open. I didn't hear you. Todd Downey said. No problem. He stands in the doorway] Dave : Mr. I'd appreciate it if you didn't come into town anymore. we'll find those bodies. is the ending. [She grabs her stuff and leaves] [Mort watches her go. then he places his stuff on the counter : Salt.. then into the earth] [Mort takes a bite of corn] very good. [Dave nods and turns away] You know... This one's perfect.Juliet : [She turns around nervously] Hi.. I was kinda wondering if. Mort : [Points to his mouth] Braces. the ending. yeah. helping himself to another ear of corn from the steaming bowl. Mort : Oh. It's the most important part of the story. Rainey? [He looks around] Your front door is open. [Mort picks up corn holders] In the meantime.. Dave Newsome... And this one. hi Dave.. [Mort looks away] And you're going away. every bit of her will be gone. Dave : Maybe we don't have enough to put you away right now. both you and I know what you did. I'm on a roll [Smiles] Dave : [Nods] Yeah. Napkins] Scene 34 : Setting : The Cabin : Characters : Mort Rainey. Juliet : Yeah. you know. Mort : Getting a few things straightened out.. [The shot goes down the corn stocks] and her death will be a mystery. I'm sure that in time. come on up. Even to me. Listen. [Dave walks up the stairs] Glad you're .. [He steps inside] [He looks to the side and sees a weight lifting thing] [He walks over to the kitchen and sees piles of corn on the counter and corn boiling on the stove] [He turns away] Mr. we'll tie you to them. baladev_abad@yahoo.. I could use the break. sometime you might possibly be interested in-Juliet : I don't need a bag. but eventually. [Juliet nods] Hey. [The shot moves lower. [Mort brushes the holders together] Makes people uncomfortable. Working lunch. [Mort rubs an ear of corn in some butter] Did you hear what I said? Mort : [Turns back and sighs] Sure.. You can do your shopping in New London. um.