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TIME TRIP!

Episode Seven
"Outlaws of the Orinoco"

By
Gabe Templin & Orlando Segarra

2016 justpressplayhouse@gmail.com
TIME TRIP!
Prologue

NARRATOR
The year is 1944. German-American scientist, Doctor
Meira Bitterman, is dragged before Congress to defend
Project Nunya, the top secret government program that
propelled Private First Class, Trip Timeskipper, into
the quantum plane. In an attempt to assassinate
Bitterman’s character, Senator Virginia calls fellow
German-American scientist, Albert Einstein, to the
stand...
SOUND: GAVEL

SENATOR VIRGINIA
Doctor Einstein, Albert, Al...
EINSTEIN
Please. Call me Ally Baby.

SENATOR VIRGINIA
Ally Baby, during her time as your student at the
Prussian Academy, how would you characterize Doctor
Bitterman’s work?

EINSTEIN
Emotional.
SENATOR VIRGINIA
...And her ideas?

EINSTEIN
Shrill.
BITTERMAN
Zhis is preposterous! I don’t have to take zhis!

SOUND: COMMOTION IN THE ROOM


SOUND: GAVEL
CHAIRMAN
Order! Order! Doctor, please! Control yourself!

SENATOR VIRGINIA
Yes. Please keep your feminine emotions in check.
EINSTEIN
You see? You hear how she speaks? It is so grating to
ze ears. Can you imagine trying to make love to such an
opinionated voman?
2.

BITTERMAN
YOU slept vith every female student at ze Academy!

SOUND: GAVEL
EINSTEIN
Psh. Big deal. Zhere vere only two of zhem. Girls minds
are not naturally dispositioned for ze vork of science.
Zheir emotional components are simply not compatible
vith disciplines zhat require a mastery of logic and
reason.
SENATOR VIRGINIA
It’s true. That’s why I rely on my faith.

BITTERMAN
Oh, I don’t believe zhis! My vork is every bit as good
as yours!
SOUND: GAVEL

CHAIRMAN
Doctor Bitterman, for the last time, PLEASE control
yourself!
EINSTEIN
Do you see vhat I mean? Such insolence.

SENATOR VIRGINIA
It’s a wonder you ever had the patience to formulate
your Theory of General Relativity.
BITTERMAN
He stole zhat from me! Zhat zheory vas MINE!
SOUND: GAVEL AND SHOUTING
EINSTEIN
No it vasn’t! It vasn’t!

BITTERMAN
You svine!
EINSTEIN
All Lies!

CHAIRMAN
Order! Order! This hearing will come to order!
EINSTEIN
Don’t believe a vord she says! She vouldn’t recognize
relativity if it valked up unt bit her in ze
singularity!
3.

BITTERMAN
You bastard!
SOUND: GAVEL
SENATOR VIRGINIA
Ally Baby, Is it your opinion then that putting Doctor
Bitterman in charge of Project Nunya was a bad
decision?
EINSTEIN
Misguided at best. Ze kid means vell. She only lacks ze
temperament and ze fortitude to lead effectively. Plus,
I don’t know, zhere’s just somezhing about her I don’t
like.
BITTERMAN
(UNDER HER BREATH)
Sexist pig.
SOUND: GAVEL
EINSTEIN
Vomen are responsible for every irrational decision
ever made in ze history of ze planet!
SENATOR VIRGINIA
Beginning with Eve-

EINSTEIN
YES! Beginning vith Eve!
BITTERMAN
I’m toast.

CHAIRMAN
Doctor Bitterman, is there anything you can possibly
say to respond to Doctor Einstein’s-
EINSTEIN
-Ah-ah-ah-

CHAIRMAN
-I’m sorry, Ally Baby’s expert testimony?
BITTERMAN
Ladies unt gentlemen of ze Committee, forgive my
outbursts. If I speak vith passion it is because I have
vorked hard and suffered greatly to get to vhere I am
today. Vhen I arrived to America I had little more zhan
a dream. Vorking for your Army I vas told I vould have
ze freedom to pursue my passion vithout any
interference. Because ve are still assessing unforeseen
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4.

BITTERMAN (cont’d)
developments, I cannot discuss ze details of my vork
vithout compromising my subject. Suffice it to say zhat
my presence here today, and indeed ze entire treatment
provided by ze United States Government, amounts to
nozhing more zhan scientific censorship. You have shown
a villingness to disregard facts in favor for the
unhinged ravings of a deeply disturbed man. You vant to
know vhere Trip Timeskipper is? Let me get back to my
lab. Let me vork. Zhat is ze only vay any of us vill
get ze answers ve seek.

SOUND: GAVEL
CHAIRMAN
Doctor Bitterman, it is the recommendation of this
committee that you be placed under immediate arrest and
transferred to Alcatraz, where you shall live the
remainder of your days until somebody remembers to give
you a fair trial.
SOUND: APPLAUSE FROM THE CROWD

BITTERMAN
But zhat is ridiculous! I have done nozhing to deserve
zhis!
CHAIRMAN
Ally Baby, you’re a pretty smart guy...

EINSTEIN
Oof. Zhere I go zhinking again. Hahaha.
SOUND: SUBTLE LAUGHTER FROM THE COURT

CHAIRMAN
...tell us, what would you have us do with Doctor
Bitterman?
EINSTEIN
Ehhh... Is a noose out of ze question? Haha!

SOUND: EVERYONE LAUGHS WAY TOO ENTHUSIASTICALLY AT THIS


SUGGESTION
EINSTEIN (cont’d)
...no, no, I guess zhat vould be a bit too much...
um... vell, you could lock her up for a few years.
Vhat’s ze maximum?
SENATOR VIRGINIA
Life.
5.

EINSTEIN
Life. Vow. Electric vord, life, and zhat’s a mighty
long time.
BITTERMAN
Has ze entire vorld gone mad??
SOUND: GAVEL
CHAIRMAN
Take her away!

SOUND: CROWD MURMURING


EINSTEIN
Ta-taa, Meira, hope zhey have plenty of apples in
prison!

BITTERMAN
You people can’t do zhis to me! I invented time travel!
You just don’t know it yet!
SOUND: STRUGGLING AND TUSSLING

SOUND: LARGE DOORS SLAM OPEN


MILO
STOOOOP!

SOUND: GASPS FROM THE CROWD


CHAIRMAN
What the-? Who’s that?
BITTERMAN
Milo! I knew it! You’ve come to defend my honor! I beg
of you, tell zhem I’m a good person! Tell zhem!
MILO
I’m here for the German Scientist! ...the lady one.

CHAIRMAN
This is madness! Somebody seize the boy!
SOUND: RUNNING AND CHASING
EINSTEIN
Ooh, he’s a slippery one!
CHAIRMAN
Don’t let him get away!
6.

MILO
Doctor B must go free! Doctor B must go free! Doctor B
must go free!
SENATOR VIRGINIA
Look out! What’s that he’s got in his hands??
EINSTEIN
It’s an wristvatch!
SENATOR VIRGINIA
They’re on the table! Get them down from there!
CHAIRMAN
Step away from the prisoner!
MILO
You people don’t know what you’re doing!
BITTERMAN
Oh, Milo, I knew you’d come for me! You must like me
after all!

MILO
Well, I don’t know about "like"...
BITTERMAN
Vhat zhen?

MILO
It’s just... you remind me of my mother.
BITTERMAN
I’ll take it. Now press zhat damn button unt take us
home!

SOUND: BUTTON
SOUND: GAVEL
CHAIRMAN
Somebody cuff them now while they’re still hugging!
SOUND: WHOOSH
EINSTEIN
Vhat ze...? No... no... she didn’t... she couldn’t
have!
SOUND: MAGNETIC DISTURBANCE
7.

BITTERMAN AND MILO


We can feel... EVERYTHING!!!!

SOUND: ZWIP!
SOUND: EERIE SILENCE
EINSTEIN
Mein god. Zhey’ve dematerialized.

SOUND: THEME MUSIC


NARRATOR
Doctor Bitterman and Milo may be gone but not for good.
Their matter flies in a million pieces, skips through
parallel dimensions on the Quantum plane, and instantly
reassembles on the other side of a wormhole. But where
are they? And more importantly, when are they? Just
Press Playhouse proudly Presents the continuing
adventures of Private Trip Timeskipper and his friends
in... TIME TRIP!

SOUND: THEME MUSIC CONTINUES


NARRATOR (cont’d)
Previously on Time Trip...

SOUND: CLIPS FROM PREVIOUS EPISODE


NARRATOR (cont’d)
This week’s episode: Outlaws of the Orinoco.
Scene 1: A Boat on the Orinoco

SOUND: JUNGLE SOUNDS


NARRATOR
Traveling up the mighty Orinoco river by motorboat,
Trip Timeskipper, Minnesota Smith, and trusty river
plane captain, Jaime Jorge Jimenez, search for the next
marker on the way to the Lost Temple of Viracocha...
SOUND: BOAT ZIPPING PEACEFULLY UP RIVER
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
(SINGING)
Amapola, lindisima amapola, Sera siempre mi alma tuya
sola... Amapola, amapola, como puedes tu vivir tan
sola?
MINNIE
Three days. It’s been three days. Don’t you know any
other songs??
8.

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


The day somebody steals your river plane, you can sing
whatever you want. I drive the boat, I sing. Or would
you prefer I fall asleep at the wheel?

MINNIE
Sometimes I don’t know why I keep you around,
Jamie-George.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
My name is Jaime Jorge Jimenez!

MINNIE
Anything. Any other song. Just once. Sing something
different ONE TIME.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
But... I don’t know the lyrics to anything else.
MINNIE
Uff da.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
I could... hum something?
MINNIE
Please. Anything.
SOUND: JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ HUMS LOUDLY

MINNIE (cont’d)
I think I’m going stir crazy.
TRIP
Want to play I Spy again?

MINNIE
I want to get to the next marker. Seriously, how far
can it be?
TRIP
I still think we should have sold that emerald of
yours, hired another plane or something.
MINNIE
Yeah, I know... it’s just... it doesn’t seem right to
give up La Luz now that Rick’s gone...

TRIP
I get it. Things take on new meanings. Like my watch.
Now that my memories have come back, it... it’s broken,
but it means home to me, you know? It’s hope.
9.

MINNIE
Did I ever tell you how I met Rick?
TRIP
Nothing specific.

MINNIE
Missionaries are discouraged from entertaining
themselves in the ways of the flesh, but there was one
little vice Teddy and I secretly enjoyed. We played
poker. For serious. His buddies taught him during the
war and then he came home and taught me. We played with
beans or buttons, whatever was handy. I got pretty good
at it. Well, after Ted was gone I took what little
money I had left and started playing for reals, going
from outpost to outpost, challenging strangers, getting
into all sorts of trouble. If I broke even it was a
good day. If I didn’t have to pull my gun on someone it
was a very good day. Sometimes I dug myself into a
hole, but I did very well for myself, all things
considered. There was one player I could never beat.
That was Rick. I could never figure out his tell, and
he slaughtered me on more than one occasion. I go up to
him after one such massacre and tell him, "Hey! You’ve
already taken everything I have, I’ve got no money
left, whatcha gonna do about it?!" My finger was on the
trigger, ready for a shootout. You know what he did?
Offered me a job instead. Said he liked my spirit.
Taught me everything he knew. That’s how I got into the
antiquities business. It wasn’t ’til a few years later
I found out the gosh-darn turd cheated at cards!
SOUND: TRIP AND MINNIE LAUGH
MINNIE (cont’d)
Rick would always say to me, "when the deck is stacked
against you, make yourself a new deck." Hope is great
and all, but don’t forget, you need to get in on the
action if you want to win big.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Hey! Will one of you lovebirds hand me the extra gas
canister??
MINNIE
Anyone ever tell you just how insufferable you are,
Jamie-George?

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


My name is Jaime Jorge Jimenez!
10.

MINNIE
Yeah, okay, howsa ’bout we worry a little less about
your name, and worry more about the river right in
front of ya, eh?

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


Okay. I shut up. But when the engine stops, don’t blame
me.
TRIP
I’ll get the gas can.

MINNIE
I’ll look at the map some more.
SOUND: FOOTSTEPS AND GAS CANISTER

TRIP
Here you go.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Thanks. You mind filling her up? We’re running on fumes
here.

TRIP
Sure. There’s not much left in the can either.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Well, at least we’re not fighting against the current
anymore.
TRIP
Do you have any idea where we are, exactly?
SOUND: POURING GAS INTO TANK

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


We just turned off the Orinoco into the Rio Mato.
Should be a few more miles before the next marker.
SOUND: SETS GAS CAN DOWN

TRIP
We got anything to eat?
MINNIE
Here, hun. Have a papaya.

TRIP
Thanks.
SOUND: BITES INTO FRUIT
11.

TRIP (cont’d)
(MOUTH FULL)
Tough skin.
MINNIE
You’ll survive.
SOUND: JINGLING OF PENDANT
TRIP
Still stuck on the last symbol?

MINNIE
I can’t for the life of me figure out what it means.
These three here are warnings, see? The Pit of
Eternity, the Tears of Vipers, and the Chamber of
Shrinkage-

TRIP
Chamber of Shrinkage? What is that?
MINNIE
They’re obstacles of some kind... what exactly, who
knows? This last symbol... it translates into "Light
Unlocks," but the Quechuan word for unlocking can
sometimes mean "Key."
TRIP
Light key?

MINNIE
Or Key of Light?
TRIP
How do you use a light to unlock a door?

MINNIE
The Sunstone supposedly harnesses the power of the sun.
Maybe the light within the crystal itself is the key? I
don’t know. I’m afraid the missing jewel might be the
last piece of the puzzle. If that’s the case, we may be
through before we’ve even started.
TRIP
I guess we’ll figure it out soon enough...

MINNIE
I’m sure we will. We’ll make your watch all better and
send you back home.
TRIP
I hope so.
12.

MINNIE
You will. You’ll make it. I know you will.
TRIP
That’s assuming it works. Even if it does, there’s no
way of telling where I might end up. I could be doomed
to jump through time the rest of my life, and never see
my family again. I could go back home right now if I
wanted but... there’s another me there already, who
doesn’t even know what happens or that I’m here... a me
who still has a mother and still gets along with my
dad...
MINNIE
Your dad’s waiting for you in your own time, Trip.
You’ll see.

TRIP
I’m not so sure. You know the last thing I said to him?
After mom’s funeral, we got into a fight and he told me
to get out. I said I wish he had died instead... I
could have been there for him at his lowest point.
Instead, I threw it back in his face.

MINNIE
We all say things we regret sometimes. He’s your dad.
He’ll forgive you.
TRIP
Yeah, but can I forgive myself?
MINNIE
Listen Trip, we’ve all got this one life to live. It’s
up to us to figure things out and make them right.
Someday, time will run out, and all the stars and all
the planets will all flicker away. But as of right now,
you got a few minutes left. You gotta make the most of
it.
TRIP
Thanks.
MINNIE
Life isn’t a poker game. In poker you play your hand,
in life, you go all in, all the time.

TRIP
All in, huh?
MINNIE
All in.
13.

TRIP
Okay. Deal. All in.
MINNIE
Just promise me you’ll look out for yourself, okay? I
may not be around to save your cute little butt next
time.
SOUND: MINNIE AND TRIP CHUCKLE
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Hey, guys! Look! It’s the next marker!
TRIP
He’s right! From the pendant, look! The face of the
sun-god carved into the side of a mountain...

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


Inti Orco.
MINNIE
It’s beautiful! And more than that, it means we’re
close!

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


Viracocha, here we come!
SOUND: WATER RUMBLES DEEPER

TRIP
So, what next?
MINNIE
Well, here’s the river on the pendant, here’s the
mountain, and it looks like there’s a bend beyond this
crack here where we should land.
SOUND: RUMBLE GETS LOUDER
TRIP
That crack isn’t an etching, is it?

MINNIE
No, it looks like normal wear and tear.
SOUND: RUMBLE GETS LOUDER

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


Uh, guys...
TRIP
Are you sure? It kind of looks like a break in the
river.
14.

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


Guys...
MINNIE
A break like what? What could possibly break a river in
two?

SOUND: RUMBLE GROWS LOUDER


JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
GUYS! Take your eyes off each other for one second and
take a look! We’re headed for trouble...
TRIP AND MINNIE
What is it??
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
WATERFALL!!!!
SOUND: THE RUMBLING IS DEAFENING
SOUND: EVERYONE SCREAMS

MINNIE
Well, what are you waiting for?? Turn the wheel, get us
outta here!
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Yep! Right away!

SOUND: THE MOTOR SPUTTERS EMPTY


JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ (cont’d)
Oh? Uh... Oh. Oh no.

SOUND: THE MOTOR STOPS


JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ (cont’d)
Oh, crap.
MINNIE
ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME???
TRIP
Should we swim for it?
MINNIE
Look at the current, you won’t stand a chance against
these rocks!
TRIP
Yeah, well, what then??
15.

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


I’ll steer it right over the middle! Maybe we land in a
deep part!
MINNIE
What?? No! That’s a terrible idea!
SOUND: WAVES AND RAPIDS TOSSING THE BOAT UP AND DOWN
TRIP
We’re getting closer!

MINNIE
Rope? We got any rope??
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Yeah! We got rope! We got like twelve feet! We would
need over two hundred feet of rope just to reach the
shore!
MINNIE
Okay.

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


And then we’d need someone on the bank to tie the rope
to something!
MINNIE
Alright! I get it! It was a stupid suggestion!

TRIP
You got any brilliant ideas??
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Uhh... bow our heads and pray?

SOUND: EVERYONE SCREAMS


SOUND: ROCKS AND WAVES BATTERING THE BOAT
SOUND: BOAT GOES OVER THE FALLS

SOUND: TRANSITION MUSIC


Commercial
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16.

RECRUITMENT VIDEO (cont’d)


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Scene 2: On the banks of the
Orinoco

SOUND: JUNGLE
SOUND: DISTANT ROAR OF WATERFALL
NARRATOR
Our brave heroes have gone over a giant waterfall,
plunging deep into the rocky waters below...
SOUND: TRIP PULLING HIMSELF UP ON THE BANK
SOUND: TRIP COUGHING AND GROANING

TRIP
Oh, geez... that was rough.
SOUND: TRIP COUGHS MORE

TRIP (cont’d)
Minnie? Minnie?? Hello-o! Guys? ...Jamie-George?
SOUND: BIRDS CALLING IN THE FOREST
TRIP (cont’d)
Oh no... They didn’t-? No, no, no... Minnie!
Jamie-George! Where are you?? Minnie! Minnesota!!
SOUND: APPROACHING GYROCOPTER
TRIP (cont’d)
What the...? Is that a... helicopter?
SOUND: GYROCOPTER LANDING
SOUND: ENGINE SHUTS OFF

GYROMANUEL
We have arrived, Jefe!
KARACAS
Unload the supplies! Clear the brush and make camp!
17.

PEPE AND GYROMANUEL


Si, Jefe!

SOUND: MEN UNLOADING AND WORKING


SOUND: FOOTSTEPS ON MUD
TRIP
Karacas?? How’d you-? What the-? How’s this-?

KARACAS
My word...The young Timeskipper, alone and lost in the
jungle? What a devilish surprise! You look like you’ve
had a rough few days... where are your friends?

TRIP
We went over the falls.
KARACAS
THOSE falls? Wow. You’re braver than I thought. You’re
the only survivor, I assume?

TRIP
Looks like it.
KARACAS
Fascinating.

TRIP
What are you even doing here?
KARACAS
Inti Orco. I happen to have a pretty good memory, and I
remembered the face in a mountain from the pendant.
Speaking of which, where is the map, if I may ask?
TRIP
Minnie had it.

KARACAS
Damn. Shame. Oh, well... we’ll have to search for the
sacred symbol from above. It will take a while but it’s
our best chance to find Viracocha.

TRIP
How’d you manage to get a helicopter here in the
Amazon?
KARACAS
It’s a gyrocopter. Helicopters don’t exist. Not yet
anyway, not for a few more years. This gyrocopter was
designed four hundred years ago. I stole the schematics
from Leonardo DaVinci’s workshop.
18.

TRIP
The Mona Lisa guy?
KARACAS
It was easy enough to build, here in the forest. If
there’s one thing we don’t have, it’s a shortage of
trees. And then I simply had to teach virile young
Gyromanuel here to operate it and voila! A much more
efficient way to comb the forest from the sky! What a
lucky coincidence to have run into you, huh?

TRIP
Yeah. Luck.
KARACAS
We are making camp for the evening. Would you care to
join us for coffee and roasted... ummm, what kind of
meat did you say we had, Pepe?
PEPE
Tapir.
KARACAS
Ah, yes. Would you care for roasted Tapir?
TRIP
...do I have a choice?
KARACAS
I would say no, but honestly, it would be highly
unlikely you survive any attempt to travel through the
jungle alone... so why don’t you join us and replenish
your strength, eh? It will give you time to mull over
an escape plan.

TRIP
Fine. I could eat something.
KARACAS
Excellent! Pepe! Prepare another place for dinner!

PEPE
Si, Jefe!
KARACAS
There’s no reason we can’t have a civilized supper in
the Amazon. Forget the coffee, we’ll have wine!
SOUND: TRANSITION MUSIC
19.

Scene 3: The Camp


SOUND: NIGHTIME JUNGLE SOUNDS
SOUND: CRACKLING OF FIREWOOD

SOUND: GUITAR SOFTLY PLAYING


PEPE
Psst! Better stay close to the fire! Jaguars don’t like
fire.

GYROMANUEL
But they sure love roasted tapir meat...
SOUND: PEPE AND GYROMANUEL LAUGH
TRIP
Thanks. I think I’m close enough.
KARACAS
Stop torturing the poor boy, lads. More wine, Trip?

TRIP
No. Thank you.
KARACAS
Not to worry, Young Timeskipper, you’re safe under my
watch.

TRIP
That doesn’t make me feel better.
KARACAS
Nor should it, you’re right, a person’s word is only as
good as the actions that precede it, and I’m afraid my
actions have left little to be desired. I still think
you’re not quite looking at the big picture. We’re more
alike than you think.
TRIP
I’m nothing like you. You steal things. You kill
people.
KARACAS
Really? How many people have died because of you?

TRIP
...I’ve never killed anyone.
KARACAS
I never said you did. The universe is woven together by
the fabric of Space and Time. On these two pillars hang
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20.

KARACAS (cont’d)
all existence. Do you know what happens when you shake
a pillar, Trip? Instability. Chaos. Death. Destruction.
You’ve been messing with time. Didn’t you think your
actions would have consequences?

TRIP
I’ve never killed anyone.
KARACAS
And yet here we are. Where are your friends? Oh, that’s
right. Underneath the falls, their bodies smashed to
bits against the rocks. I was just like you once,
stumbling aimlessly from one wormhole to the next. It
takes a toll, believe me. And everywhere you go you
leave behind a trail of carnage. That’s what happens
when you have no control. But I learned eventually. And
you will too. In time.
TRIP
I’m just trying to get home.
KARACAS
Aren’t we all?
TRIP
...How long have you been... jumping through wormholes?
KARACAS
Hm. If only I knew. My past runs all together now.
There comes a point when all you have is purpose. The
biological drive, the thing that keeps you going. It
can be anything. For you it’s home, for me... well,
it’s wandering. The desire to see new places and meet
new people...
TRIP
And steal new things.
KARACAS
Hahaha. You don’t steal things the first time around,
I’ll tell you that. Boredom is quite the motivator.
TRIP
Must be lonely, wandering from place to place, not
really making any friends.

KARACAS
I don’t need friends, I’ve got you!
TRIP
Me??
21.

KARACAS
Yes! And Pepe, and Gyromanuel, and the whole stinking
lot! Pepe, am I your friend?
PEPE
No, Senor. You are el jefe.
KARACAS
And what does that mean?
PEPE
It means you say something, I do it.
KARACAS
Why?
PEPE
Because you say so.
KARACAS
(TO TRIP)
You see?

TRIP
You’re not my boss.
KARACAS
No, I am much more than that to you, aren’t I? A father
perhaps? No, of course not. We’re not quite there yet.
But there’s promise. There’s certainly that.
TRIP
I think I’m going to be sick.

KARACAS
Throw up anywhere you like. This is a jungle after all!
Hahaha.
SOUND: KARACAS STANDS
KARACAS (cont’d)
Well... I should retire. Got a big day tomorrow. The
Sunstone isn’t going to search itself. Please, stay up
as long as you like. Pepe will tie you to a tree before
bed.

TRIP
Tie me up?? I thought I wasn’t your prisoner?
KARACAS
Whatever gave you that idea? Pepe, make sure the knots
are nice and tight. Goodnight, young Timeskipper. Don’t
let the bullet ants bite.
22.

TRIP
Unpleasant dreams, I hope.
KARACAS
Hm. If only I could, Trip. If only I could.

SOUND: FOOTSTEPS
SOUND: TRANSITION MUSIC
Scene 4: The Tree

SOUND: NIGHTTIME JUNGLE CONTINUES


SOUND: SOFT SNORING FROM AFAR
SOUND: CRUNCHING GROUND

MINNIE
(WHISPERING)
Psst. Trip. Hey, Trip.
SOUND: TRIP ROUSES FROM SLEEP

TRIP
Huh...? What...? ...Minnie!
MINNIE
Shh!

TRIP
(WHISPER)
Minnie?? Holy crap! You’re alive!
MINNIE
Of course I’m alive, now hush before you get us both
killed.
TRIP
I thought you were a goner.

MINNIE
Never mind that, we gotta cut you lose. Quit wiggling.
I’ll have you free in a jiff.
SOUND: KNIFE CUTTING ROPE

TRIP
Boy, am I glad to see you.
MINNIE
C’mon, hurry, before the other’s wake up. Stay low and
keep quiet...
23.

SOUND: SNEAKING THROUGH THE UNDERGROWTH


Scene 5: The Forest
TRIP
I can’t believe you’re alive.

MINNIE
We came up on the other side of the shore, a little
further downstream. But by the time we doubled back it
was too late. You were captured.

TRIP
We? You mean both of you-
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
(ENTIRELY TOO LOUD)
Hola, Senor Trip! How lucky we have found you!
MINNIE
Shhhhh!
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Oh. Sorry.
TRIP
And the map?
MINNIE
Got it right here.
SOUND: PENDANT JINGLING
TRIP
Great!

MINNIE
AND... I managed to save this too...
SOUND: ZAPPER POWERING UP

TRIP
My zapgun! You’re amazing.
MINNIE
And don’tcha forget it. I told ya I’d rescue ya.

TRIP
Thanks. I owe you one.
MINNIE
One? You’re running up a tab, buddy.
24.

TRIP
Well, I hope my credit’s still good.
MINNIE
You can afford it.

TRIP
Maybe we can find a nice quiet place to settle up soon?
MINNIE
Preferably somewhere with a hot shower.

TRIP
Shower sounds nice.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Okay, okay, enough with the mushy talk. The sun is
rising. Let’s get to Viracocha before the others catch
wind to us.
SOUND: YELLING FROM AFAR
MINNIE
Too late. Let’s shake a leg!
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
San Cristobal keep us safe!
TRIP
Run!
MINNIE
This way, c’mon!
SOUND: RUNNING THROUGHT THE UNDERGROWTH

SOUND: MERCENARIES YELLING


PEPE
Over there! Shoot them!

SOUND: SHOTS
MINNIE
Duck!
SOUND: ZAP! ZAP!

JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ


I’ll introduce them to two of my dearest friends, Smith
and Wesson!
SOUND: GUNSHOTS
25.

TRIP
Minnie, behind you, look out!
SOUND: ZAP!
SOUND: BADDIE SCREAMING AS HE DIES

MINNIE
That don’t make us even.
TRIP
I wouldn’t dream of it.
SOUND: CROSSFIRE
TRIP (cont’d)
Up the side of this hill, quick!

SOUND: CLIMBING AND GRUNTING


PEPE
Give up, gringos! The jungle will eat you alive!

SOUND: GUNSHOTS
MINNIE
Rats! We’re pinned up against the side of this rock!
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
What do we do?
TRIP
Fire!
SOUND: ZAP!

SOUND: CROSSFIRE
SOUND: GYROCOPTER APPROACHING
TRIP (cont’d)
Crap. The Gyrocopter.
MINNIE
What?... What is that thing?
TRIP
A gyrocopter.
MINNIE
I don’t know what that is!
26.

TRIP
That thing flying right there above us, that’s a
gyrocopter.
SOUND: CROSSFIRE

TRIP (cont’d)
They’ve got the Tommy gun on the ’copter!
SOUND: SUBMACHINE GUNFIRE
MINNIE
Look out!
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
I’m empty!

MINNIE
Me too. Trip?
SOUND: ZAP!
TRIP
We’re not getting out of this... let’s surrender.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Surrender?? What?
TRIP
Just put your hands above your head.
MINNIE
Do it Jamie-George. It’s our only shot.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
(MUMBLING)
My name is Jaime Jorge Jimenez.
MINNIE
Yeah. How’s about you worry a little less about your
name and worry a little more about that Tommy gun, eh?

SOUND: GYROCOPTER LANDS


SOUND: ENGINE SHUTS OFF
SOUND: RIFLES AND PISTOLS CLICKING

SOUND: FOOTSTEPS
27.

KARACAS
Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. What a clumsy attempt to escape. And
after I gave you plenty of time to mull it over. Hand
over the weapons, please. Starting with you, Miss
Smith.

SOUND: HANDING OVER GUNS


KARACAS (cont’d)
And the one from the future too.
SOUND: HANDING OVER ZAPGUN

MINNIE
It’s a shame you ain’t dead yet, Karacas.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Karacas?
MINNIE
The guy who killed Rick.
JAIME JORGE JIMENEZ
Oh. Pedazo de caca.
KARACAS
Now, now. Is that any way to treat your host? I could
have you all killed right now if I wanted to. In fact,
when Pepe alerted me to your escape, my initial
instinct was to tie you up with stones and toss you
into the river, but then I thought to myself, wouldn’t
it be fun to have them alive and with me when I acquire
the Sunstone? So that’s when I said to Gyromanuel, I
said, "Gyromanuel! Get to your gyrocopter posthaste and
let’s go fetch young Trip Timeskipper and his friends!
And so we did. And now here we are. All of us.
Together.
TRIP
Yes. At last.

KARACAS
You... have the pendant, I presume?
MINNIE
You want it? Come and get it.

KARACAS
No, no. That’s fine, you can hold on to it for now.
Pepe, keep your gun trained on this one. She’s going to
show us the way to the Temple! Hahaha!
SOUND: MERCENARIES LAUGHING
28.

MINNIE
You better keep both eyes open, Karacas. If you think
I’m gonna be your willing prisoner, you got another
thing coming.

KARACAS
Don’t think of yourselves as prisoners. You are my
guests of honor. Especially you, Trip. There’s so much
more for you and I to experience together. Think of
this as a stretching out of my hand in the spirit of
collaboration. Of course, once we get to the stone, the
Hydrocrystal will be mine and mine alone, but you will
have the great pleasure of accompanying me in my moment
of triumph! If you survive the perils of the temple,
that is. So what do you say, Trip Timeskipper of
Massachusetts? Care to join me?

SOUND: TRANSITION MUSIC


MINNIE
Trip? What do you say?
TRIP
...All in.
NARRATOR
Captured and outgunned, our fearless heroes agree to
help Karacas find the legendary Sunstone. How long will
their alliance last? And what hidden dangers lurk
inside the forbidden chambers of Viracocha? Find out
next time!
Epilogue
SOUND: THEME MUSIC

NARRATOR
We hope you have enjoyed Outlaws of the Orinoco. We’ll
see you next time for... Temple of the Crystal Sun.
You’ve been listening to... TIME TRIP, the Continuing
Adventures of Private Trip Timeskipper! From all of us
here at Just Press Playhouse, so long, and happy
adventures!
To Be Continued

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