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FADE IN: EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY A gray, impenetrable wall of fog. From somewhere comes the FAINT SOUND of a LITTLE GIRL'S VOICE, singing, slow tempo, almost under her breath: YOUNG ELIZABETH (O.S.) Yo, ho, yo, ho, a pirate's life for me. Yo, ho, yo, ho, it's a pirate's life for me ... Suddenly a massive SHIP emerges from the grey, the Winged Victory maidenhead looming. It's a British dreadnought, the H.M.S. Dauntless. Formidable, frightening, twenty-five gun ports on the side, and rail guns to boot. EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS - FORECASTLE - DAY ELIZABETH SWANN, strawberry blonde hair, stands at the bow rail, gazing at the sea, still singing -ELIZABETH ... drink up me hearties, yo, ho ... JOSHAMEE GIBBS, who was born old, skin a dark leather, clutches her shoulder, startling her. GIBBS (sotto) Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You want to call 'em down on us? Elizabeth stares wide-eyed at him.

NORRINGTON Mr. Gibbs. NORRINGTON, a dashing young man, Royal Navy to the core, glares sternly at Gibbs. Standing beside him is GOVERNOR WEATHERBY SWANN, a man of obvious high station, brass buttons on his thick blue jacket. He is Elizabeth's father. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) That will do. GIBBS She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to sing about pirates, with us mired in this unnatural fog -mark my words. NORRINGTON Consider them marked. On your way. GIBBS 'Aye, Lieutenant. (as he moves off) Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a mini'ture one. He returns to his deck-swabbing duties, surreptitiously takes a quick swig from a flask. ELIZABETH I think it would be rather exciting to meet a pirate. NORRINGTON Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and

dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag, or wears a pirate brand, gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop. Elizabeth doesn't know what a 'short drop and a sudden stop' means. Gibbs helpfully mimes: a man being hung. SWANN Captain Norrington... I appreciate your fervor, but I am concerned about the effect this subject will have on my daughter. NORRINGTON My apologies, Governor. ELIZABETH Actually, I find it all fascinating. SWANN And that's what concerns me. Elizabeth, we will be landing in Port Royal soon, and beginning our new lives. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we comport ourselves as befits our class and station? ELIZABETH Yes, father. Chastised, she turns away, to look out over the bow rail. ELIZABETH (CONT'D)

a FIGURE comes into view. Norrington and Swann haul him aboard..(to herself) I still think it would be exciting to meet a pirate . floating on his back in the otherwise empty water. WILL TURNER.. A young boy. There is nothing to show where he came from. and lay him on the deck.but suddenly. Sailors use a boathook to snag the boy when he passes.haul him out of there! Quick movement and activity on deck. Elizabeth sidles in for a closer look. . The fog still hems in the ship. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) He's still breathing. or how he came to be there. very little of the sea is visible --. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) Look! A boy! There's a boy in the water! Norrington and Swann spot him -NORRINGTON Man overboard! ELIZABETH Boy overboard! NORRINGTON Fetch a hook -.

(off Swann's look) Everyone's thinking it! I'm just saying it! Pirates! SWANN There is no proof of that. Merchant vessels run heavily armed.SWANN Where did he come from? GIBBS Mary mother of God .. GIBBS Lot of good it did them . a ragged British flag hanging limply from the stern.M. along with the bodies of its crew. WRECKAGE from a ship litters the water . Captain. we cannot abandon them! .. these men were my protection. What is left of the ship's hull BURNS.. The scene calls for hushed voices.S. Dauntless slips silently through it all. SWANN What happened here? NORRINGTON An explosion in the powder magazine.. It could have been an accident. If there is even the slightest chance one of those poor devils is still alive.. Attention is turned away from the boy -The sea is no longer empty. The H..

immediately. He's in your charge now. She reaches out. awake now. (to the crew) Come about and strike the sails! Unlash the boats! Gunnery crew .prepare for the worst.. You'll watch over him? Elizabeth nods gravely. Swann hurries away to help unstow the longboat. Elizabeth kneels down beside the boy. away from the hideous scene in the water. behind the wheel. They lift the boy. they hurry off. (to a sailor) Rouse the Captain. His good looks are not lost on her. I want you to accompany the boy.. ELIZABETH . She takes his hand in hers. We'll need the deck clear.NORRINGTON Of course not. jackets off the cannons! (to Swann) Hope for the best. Swann pulls Elizabeth away from the rail. but their eyes lock. The sailors lay the boy gently on the poop deck. (to two sailors) Move the boy aft. SWANN Elizabeth. Elizabeth is startled.. he grabs her wrist.. gently brushes the blond hair from his eyes -Suddenly.

She glances back at the crew. but to her eyes.that's all I found out.My name is Elizabeth Swann. revealing -A GOLD MEDALLION. His movement has opened the collar of his shirt. Vaguely Aztec in design. it can mean one thing only -ELIZABETH (CONT'D) You're a pirate. YOUNG WILL Will Turner. then slips back into unconsciousness. She turns it over -A SKULL gazes up at her. She looks back at Will -.comes to a quick decision. NORRINGTON Did he speak? ELIZABETH His name is Will Turner -. ELIZABETH I'm watching over you. He clutches her hands. . One side is blank. giving orders. Hides it under her coat. Sees Norrington. moving toward her. Takes the medallion from around his neck. Norrongton arrives. Will. Elizabeth sees he wears a chain around his neck. She tugs it free.

Elizabeth steals away to the stern of the ship. too frightened to move. silent as a ghost. a schooner -It has BLACK SAILS.and then snap open again.except for the black flag. Examines her prize -. GOVERNOR'S MANSION . is a large sailing ship. startled wide with fear.. moving through the fog.NORRINGTON Very good. and there hangs the frightening skull and corssbones of the Jolly Roger.but not the mizzen-top . But this is no longer twelve-year-old Elizabeth on the stern of the Dauntless. Elizabeth looks from it to the medallion -. or cry out. As Elizabeth watches.. the skull appears to TURN and GRIN at her -Elizabeth shuts her eyes tight -EIGHT YEARS LATER INT. this is twenty-year-old Elizabeth. Norrington hurries off. The ship is obscured by the fog as it passes -.ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM -.the skull on the flag is the same as the one on the medallion. A wisp of wind. lying in bed . Elizabeth stares. and she looks up -Out over the dea.the gold medallion. Fog surrounds and closes in on the black ship -.

reaches into a space beneath it and removes -The MEDALLION. She carries the lamp across the room to a dressing table. A uniformed maid. or a jumbled childhood memory?) Elizabeth slowly looks as far out the corner of her eyes as possible without moving. startled. She is alone. Elizabeth sits up. She remains motionless (were the images we just saw a nightmare.yes. follows. She has kept it all this time. She puts on the medallion.or its sense of menace. Might there be someone in the room with her. She gazes at it as she absently returns the draw to its place -A BOOMING knock on the door. sits down. She pulls one of the small drawers all the way out. throws a dressing gown on as Swann enters. turns up the flame on an oil lamp beside the canopied bed.in the dark. looming over her? She turns. It has not lost its luster -. . knocking over the chair. Elizabeth jumps up. ESTRELLA.) Elizabeth? Is everything all right? Are you decent? ELIZABETH Yes -. carrying a large box. ready for anything. SWANN (O.S.

. revealing: Beneath a blue sky lies the bucolic town of PORT ROYAL. SWANN (CONT'D) I have a gift for you.. ELIZABETH It's -.SWANN Still abed at this hour? It's a beautiful day! Estrella pulls back the heavy curtains. SWANN (CONT'D) Although .S. built on a natural harbor. goes behind a screened-off dressing area. She lets out an admiring gasp. May I inquire as to the occasion? SWANN Is an occasion necessary for a father to dote upon his daughter with gifts? Elizabeth happily takes it.) Ceremony? SWANN . its stone parapets lined with cannons. He opens the box.beautiful. ELIZABETH (O. carrying the box. and displays for her a gorgeous velvet dress. Estrella follows. I did think you could wear it to the ceremony today. On a bluff at the mouth of the harbor stands FORT CHARLES.

She holds her hair and the medallion (still around her neck) out of the way as the maid cinches her into a corset over her slip.. ELIZABETH I knew it. Elizabeth GASPS. Elizabeth peeks around the screen. SWANN (O. rather. don't you think? (no answer) He fancies you.. to say.S. Behind the screen.. a fine gentleman..Captain Norrington's promotion ceremony. ELIZABETH Difficult . SWANN (CONT'D) Elizabeth? How's it coming? ON ELIZABETH -. you know. SWANN Or. Estrella has her foot in Elizabeth's back as she pulls the laces tight. Commodore Norrington .) I'm told that dress is the very latest fashion in London. ELIZABETH (holding her breath) Women in London must have learned to not breathe. .

(holds out the case) I have your order.FOYER . with a watchful demeanor that gives him a weight beyond his years. A butler appears in the doorway of the room.DAY The caller. INT. WILL Good day. dressed in rough clothing. stands in the foyer. SWANN Ah. looking very out of place. and knowing it. Inside is a beautiful dress sword and scabbard. and balances it on one finger at .and winces. Mr. He holds a long presentation case. Turner! It's good to see you again! The caller turns -. sir. He polishes the toes of his boots on the back of his calves.Estrella is finished. Swann takes it out reverently. Handsome. WILL (CONT'D) The blade is folded steel.it is WILL TURNER. Swann hurries to him. but it doesn't help. That's gold filigree laid into the handle. If I may -He takes the sword from Swann. BUTLER Governor? A caller is here for you. Elizabeth takes a breath -. opens the case. GOVERNOR'S MANSION .

WILL (CONT'D) Perfectly balanced. but can't. I'm sure. Commodore Norrington will be pleased. Granted. catches it by the hilt and returns it to the case. The tang is nearly the full width of the blade.the point where the blade meets the guard. and simply nods emphatically. very impressive. the work is his. staring past Swann -Elizabeth stands on the stairs. With practiced ease. the dress may be painful to wear. he flips the sword around. smiles to himself. Clearly. He gives up. ELIZABETH Will! It's so good to see you! . A craftsman is always pleased to hear his work is appreciated -He stops speaking abruptly. WILL (bows slightly) I shall. but holy smokes! SWANN Elizabeth! You look stunning! Will tries to speak.. Do pass my compliments on to your master. Will's face falls. and he is proud of it.. SWANN Impressive .

.Her hand goes to the chain around her throat (the medallion is hidden in the bodice of her dress). ELIZABETH Will. Do you remember? WILL I could never forget it. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) I dreamt about you last night. how many times must I ask you to call me 'Elizabeth'? WILL At least once more. Miss Swann. Will reacts with surprise: "Really?" SWANN Elizabeth. we must be going. Swann takes the case from Will. Miss Swann. As always. Elizabeth is disappointed and little hurt by his responce. this is hardly appropriate -ELIZABETH (ignores her father) About the day we met. Now. opens the door for Elizabeth. SWANN Well said! There's a boy who understands propriety.

HARBOR . ELIZABETH Good day. Mr. still clad in buccaneer rags. After all. WILL (CONT'D) (to himself) Elizabeth. EXT.DAY The skeletal remains of four pirates.DAY Swann follows Elizabeth out the door. WILL Good day. Turner. IN THE CARRIAGE: Swann glowers at his daughter. PORT ROYAL . GOVERNOR'S MANSION . SWANN Dear. unoccupied gallow. gathers her skirts and strides past Will. hang from gallows erected on a rocky promontory.Elizabeth straightens her back. He watches as she is helped aboard a carriage by the driver. bearing a sign: . There is a fifth. I do hope you demonstrate a bit more decorum in front of Commodore Norrington. it is only through his efforts that Port Royal has become at all civilized. EXT.

Suddenly. apparently high in the rigging. something below catches his attention. is there to catch the line and help Jack tie up. The huge British dreadnaught.YE BE WARNED The top of a billowing sail passes regally in front of them.S. And it leaks. Raises a tankard in salute. Interceptor. PORT ROYAL . The HARBORMASTER. HARBORMASTER If you're rolling scuppers in this . Which is why he has the tankard: to bail.S. guides the dory alongside a dock.the Jolly Mon.DOCKS . a small sleek vessel with rail guns and a mortor in the middle of the main deck.PIRATES . H. stows it. is a man for whom the term 'swashbuckling rogue' was coined: Captain JACK SPARROW.M. a long ledger tucked under his arm. Jack steps back to the tiller. He jumps from the rigging --. Dauntless dominates the bay.and that's when we see that his ship is not an imposing three-master. On the landward face of the sail.DAY Smoothly and with no wasted movement. at the base of the cliffs below Fort Charles. and using a single sheet to control the sail. but just a small fishing dory with a single sail.M. Jack hauls down the sail. He gazes keen-eyed at the display as they pass. But Jack's attention is on a different ship: the H. and the Jolly Mon comes around the promontory. EXT. It is tied up at the Navy landing. the whole of Port Royal laid out before him. plowing through the water -.

and smiles. among the parapets of Fort Charles. JACK What do you sat three shillings. Mr. it also carries a compass. and we forget the name? He tosses three shillings onto the ledger. and you're going to have to give me your name. JACK It's remarkable how often those two traits coincide. Looks across the water toward the Interceptor -. Smith. a ceremony is underway -EXT. HARBORMASTER Welcome to Port Royal. The Harbormaster cuts him off. The Harbormaster considers. FORT CHARLES . steps aside. held by a uniformed Navy man. Swann removes the sword and scabbard from the presentation case.DAY With choreographed percision. then shuts the ledger on the coins. He slides the sword into the scabbard. Above the Interceptor. you're either incredibly brave or incredibly stupid. besides the scabbard. pistol and small powder horn. He starts up the dock.tub. starpping on his sword belt. HARBORMASTER It's a shilling for the dock space. holds it out . Jack gives him a half-salute as he goes past.

In the audience. trying to hide her discomfort. Discretely tries to adjust the corset through the material of the dress. they are immediately on alert. their families. then winces.NAVY DOCK . She applauds briefly. Norrington nods. plantation owners. JACK Sorry. flourishes the sword.dignitaries. I didn't know. Backslapping from the Navy men. and snaps the blade up in front of his face. But when Jack saunters up. Norrington draws the sword. pins a medal to Norrington's jacket. merchants.vertically to Norrington. Elizabeth doesn't look so good. MURTOGG This dock is off-limits to civilians. Swann steps forward. steps back. turns smartly and nods to his fellow officers. out beneath the hot sun. . and he returns the sword to its scabbard. Norrington grasps the scabbard above Swann's hand. EXT. The silence is broken loud APPLAUSE. Music drifts down from Fort Charles. take advantage of what little shade there is on the dock.DAY Two sailors on sentry duty. turns again and nods to the audience -. then resumes clapping. MURTOGG and MULLROY. PORT ROYAL . in full dress uniform. shields his eyes. Another flourish. Jack looks up. and Swann lets go.

He'll use it to hunt down the last dregs of piracy on the Spanish Lake. MULLROY Ship.. MURTOGG Right.. MULLOY Commodore. . somone has to make sure this dock stays off-limits to civilians.. Commodore Norrington. MURTOGG Captain Norrington's made it his flagship. JACK Ship. But it seems to me a ship like that -(indicates the Dauntless) -..JACK (CONT'D) Some sort of to-do up at the fort. eh? You two weren't invited? MURTOGG No . JACK That's a fine goal. JACK This must be some important boat.makes this one here just a wee superflous. I'm sure .

MURTOGG Oh, the Dauntless is the power in these waters, true enough -- but there's no ship that can match the Interceptor for speed. JACK That so? I've heard of one, supposed to be fast, neigh uncatchable ... the Black Pearl? Mullroy scoffs at the name. MULLROY There's no *real* ship as can match the Interceptor. MURTOGG The Black Pearl is a real ship. MULLROY No, it's not. MURTOGG Yes it is. I've seen it. MULLROY You've seen it? MURTOGG Yes. MULLROY You've seen the Black Pearl?

MURTOGG Yes. MULLROY You haven't seen it. MURTOGG Yes, I have. MULLROY You've seen a ship with black sails that's crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out? MURTOGG ... No. MULLROY No. MURTOGG But I've seen a ship with black sails. MULLROY Oh, and no ship that's not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails and therefore couldn't possibly be any ship other than the Black Pearl. Is that what you're saying? MURTOGG

... no. MULLROY (turns back to Jack) Like I said, there's no real ship as can match -- Hey! But Jack's not there. Murtogg and Mullroy look around, spot -Jack standing at the wheel of the Interceptor, casually examining the mechanism. MULLROY (CONT'D) You! Jack looks over in exaggeratedly innocent surprise. The sailors hurry toward the gangplank. MULLROY (CONT'D) Get away from there! You don't have permission to be aboard there! Jack spreads his hands in apology. JACK I'm sorry. It's just such a pretty boat. Ship. The sailors study him suspiciously. MURTOGG What's your name? JACK Smith.

MULLROY What's your business in Port Royal. MURTOGG I said. of course. MULLROY I think he's telling the truth. pick up a crew in Tortuga. JACK Unless. no lies. and go on the account. You rumbled me. Murtogg and Mullroy consider that point -- . Smith'? MURTOGG And no lies! JACK None? Very well. MULLROY He may be. I confess: I intend to commandeer one of these ships. MURTOGG If he were telling truth he wouldn't have told us. MURTOGG He's not telling the truth. do a little honest pirating. he knew you wouldn't believe the truth if he told you it. 'Mr.

NORRINGTON (CONT'D) (a burst) You look lovely. NORRINGTON May I have a moment? He extends his hand. A rather too long of a silence as Norrington works up his courage. FORT CHARLES . But it also casts into sharp relief that which I have not achieved. oblivious to the music and chatter. . (working up his confidence to do so) This promotion confirms that I have accomplished the goals I set for myself in my career. The thing all men most require: a marriage to a fine woman. fans herself weakly. Elizabeth. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) I apologize if I seem forward -but I must speak my mind. toward the parapet. She takes it. Elizabeth. unable to focus. (beat) You have become a fine woman.DAY Elizabeth. He walks her away from the party. pale and perspiring.EXT. Norrington mistakes her expression as disapproval. Elizabeth frowns.

myself -Elizabeth loses her balance. struggling feebly.ELIZABETH I can't breathe. narrowly missing the sharp rocks. Norrington looks down -NORRINGTON ELIZABETH! He leaps to the top of the parapet. A wave breakes. pushes Murtogg aside to see -Elizabeth plummets from the top of the cliff. AT THE FORT. GILLETTE. Gone.NAVY DOCKS . prepared to dive -. ELIZABETH Elizabeth! EXT. but it slides off --. PORT ROYAL .and then she vanishes over the wall. It seems to take her a long to reach the sea -Elizabeth hits the water. . catches his arm. She reaches a hand out to the parapet to steady herself. NORRINGTON (smiles) I'm a bit nervous.DAY Jack reacts. stumbles away from Norrington. and then she is washed out away from the cliff.a lieutenant.

. JACK (CONT'D) Fine. Murtogg and Mullroy are still in shock from the sight. then hands the belt to Mullroy. hands it to Murtogg.NAVY DOCKS . They are too far away to get to her in time. JACK Aren't you going to save her? MULLROY I can't swim. PORT ROYAL . JACK (rolls his eyes) Sailors. He has no choice -.and it pisses him off. Murtogg shakes his head -.GILLETTE The rocks. sir! It's a miracle she missed them! Norrington shakes off his arm.and realizes Gillette is right.DAY Jack. He jumps down and runs -EXT. Norrington and several other men pick their way down the cliffs. Above where Elizabeth struggles in the water. Jack scowls. looks down -. He pulls a pistol from his sword belt.neither does he.

JACK (CONT'D) Don't lose these. And then he dives into the water, swims toward Elizabeth. Elizabeth struggles to keep above water, gasping for air -then a swell rolls over her, and she is submerged -UNDERWATER, Elizabeth drifts down, unconscious. The current turns her, and the MEDALLION slips loose from her bodice. The MEDALLION turns slowly, until the SKULL is fully visible. A shaft of filtered sunlight hits it, and it GLINTS -EXT. PORT ROYAL - VARIOUS - DAY FORT CHARLES: The British flag flies, blown from an offshore breeze. Suddenly the wind dies, and the flag goes limp. ON THE DOCKS: Wood and metal fittings on the lines bang against masts. The wind dies, and there is silence. ON THE EDGE OF TOWN: A CARIBE WOMAN feeds clucking chikens, frowns when they all suddenly go quit ... IN THE VILLAGE: A weather vane moves slightly in the wind. The wind stops, and all is still. And then ... ... the weather vanes TURNS, and holds steady -- the wind has picked up again, but now blows from the sea toward the land. ON THE BEACH: an OLD SALT pulls a rope line, pauses. Turns and gazes at the sky, frowning. The mangy hound at his side starts BARKING incessantly --

ON THE DOCKS: The lines bang against the other sides of the masts, the wind far stronger now. FORT CHARLES: the British flag flies in the opposite direction, snapping in the new onshore breeze. EXT. PORT ROYAL - CLIFFSIDE - DAY Norrington rushes down, intent on the climb. Beyond him, past the rocky point, far out to sea, FOG gathers -EXT. PORT ROYAL - OCEAN - DAY UNDERWATER: the medallion hangs below Elizabeth's unmoving form -- and then Jack is there. He wraps an arm around her and makes for the surface. ON THE SURFACE, Jack swims toward the dock, struggling. It is far more difficult than it should be. He stops stroking, and they submerge. UNDERWATER: Jack realizes that it is Elizabeth's heavy velvet dress that is weighing them down. He pulls at the buttons on the back, and they give way. He skins her out of the dress, and kicks away from it. The dress falls like a cloud into darkness -ON THE SURFACE: Jack swims with Elizabeth, much more quickly. AT THE DOCK, Murtogg and Mullroy are there to help haul Elizabeth out of

the water. Jack climbs up, exhausted. Elizabeth is on her back; Murtogg holds her arms above her head, pumping them. Mullroy puts his cheek to her nose and mouth. MULLROY Not breathing. Murtogg looks down; it seems hopeless. Jack steps up, drawing Murtogg's knife from its sheath. JACK Move. He pushes past Mullroy, kneels over Elizabeth, raises the knife -- Murtogg is shocked -Jack slits the corset down the middle, yanks it away. Elizabeth remains still. And then -- she coughs up water and gasps, choking on her first full breath. Jack is relieved. MULLROY I never would have thought of that. JACK Clearly, you've never been to Singapore. Jack flips the knife and hands it hilt-first to Murtogg -- and that's when he spots -The MEDALLION. Jack catches it up in his hand. JACK (CONT'D)

looking bright and sharp. The rest of Elizabeth's erstwhile rescuers reach the scene.Jack standing over Elizabeth. SWANN Elizabeth! Are you all right? He strips off his jacket.exposing a BRAND on Jack's inner wrist: a large 'P.' . NORRINGTON On your feet. and extends his hand.Norrington's new ceremonial sword. Norrington sheathes his sword. Jack nods as best he can with a blade beneath his chin. do you intend to kill my rescuer? Norrington looks at Jack. I'm fine -. yanks Jack's arm toward him. Jack takes Norrington's hand gingerly.Commodore Norrington.yes. including Swann.and Norrington tightens his grip. They shake --. the BLADE of a SWORD is at Jack's THROAT -. ELIZABETH Yes -. He gets to his feet. most of her clothes gone. NORRINGTON I believe thanks are in order. It looks bad -. then tears back the sleeve of Jack's shirt --.Where did you get this? Before Elizabeth can answer. drapes it around her. in fact.

did you . pirate? The others react in shock. NORRINGTON I don't see your ship -. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Well. isn't it? JACK Captain Jack Sparrow. fetch some irons. men. If you please. well.. He stands there.. Gillette. Norrington notices something else -. MURTOGG He said he'd come to commandeer one. but the sailors are well-trained -in an instant.. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Keep your guns on him. half a dozen pistols are aimed at Jack..below the 'P' brand is a tattoo: a small bird in flight across water. Norrington looks out at the bay.NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Had a brush-up with the East India Trading Company. still holding the corset.Captain. Jack Sparrow. MULLROY (to Murtogg) .

He slides it back into the scabbard.. a compass that doesn't point north . NORRINGTON (CONT'D) It doesn't bear true. and no ship. hands it to Mullroy. You are without a doubt the worst pirate I have ever heard of. a bit embarrassed. Draws the sword half from the scabbard. notes the powder horn on Jack's belt. Norrington returns the compass to the belt. He holds out Jack's pistol and belt. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Taking stock: you've got a pistol with only one shot. Norrington unhooks the compass from the belt. Jack looks away.I told you he was telling the truth. Moves the compass this way and that. (currying favor) These are his. NORRINGTON (to Jack) Extra powder. Jack shrugs. . but no additional shot. keeping it parallel to the ground.. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) I half-expected it to be made of wood. examines it. sir. Norrington takes the pistol. He frowns at the reading. opens it.

Now that Jack is safely chained. Elizabeth steps forward. . JACK But it seems to be enough to condemn him. NORRINGTON (smiles) Indeed. ELIZABETH Commodore. NORRINGTON One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness. Pirate or not. All but one stow their weapons.JACK Ah. approaches Jack. Swann's jacket slips off her. lieutenant. NORRINGTON Carefully. Gillette returns with shackles. I must protest. but he is intent on putting it back on her. She is unconcerned. Norrington nods to his men. Gillette snaps the manacles closed on Jack's wrists. and two step forward -JACK Finally. this man saved my life. but you have heard of me.

it is Elizabeth? Elizabeth is more angry than frightened. JACK Miss Swann. but now Elizabeth serves as a shield. please. balls his fists in frustration. He jerks her around so she is facing him. Jack has the manacle chain wrapped around Elizabeth's throat.Lightning-quick. he snaps the corset around the hand and wrist of the man holding the pistol and yanks. The pistol sails into the water. my pistol and belt.Jack's quicker than she is. ELIZABETH Miss Swann. and takes the pistol from her. . JACK (CONT'D) (backing away. Before anyone can react to that. if you'll be so kind? She takes the belt and pistol from Norrington -. Norrington hesitates. JACK (CONT'D) Commodore! Mullroy hands the pistol and belt to Norrington.. toward land) Commodore Norrington . Norrington holds them out to Jack. Norrington raises a cautioning hand to his men. Pistols are drawn again. JACK (CONT'D) Elizabeth -.. belly to belly.

JACK I saved your life. now you've saved mine. He shoves Elizabeth away. We're square. out.. grabs a rope and pulls free a belaying pin -. Jack swings out. He turns her again.and miss. where he grabs a second rope -Pistols fire -. With careful aim.a counterweight drops and Jack is lifted up to the middle of the gantry. JACK (CONT'D) Gentlemen . Norrington has held his shot. he tracks Jack's trajectory -Jack drops from the rope even as Norrington FIRES. Done. away from and around the gantry. he . out..as Jack plummets past one of the gantry's guy lines. and then backs up until he bumps against the cargo gantry. His shot tears the rope --...JACK (CONT'D) Now. m'lady . if you'll be very kind? She figures out what he wants: put the belt on him. you will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow. ELIZABETH (as she works) You are despicable.

. SWANN Here. bring a squad down from the fort! (to Elizabeth) Elizabeth. She takes the jacket. and let that be the last of your fashion advice. are you -ELIZABETH Yes.snaps the length of the manacle chain over the line and grabs hold of the far loop -. Elizabeth shivers. Norrington's taken aback by her ire. But she accepts his comforting embrace. I'm fine! Go capture him... and wisely hurries away.slides down the line --. I'm all right. Father . leaping to another ship.. ELIZABETH Thank you. He runs.. please.where a THICK FOG moves across the top of the water. finding suddenly that she is cold.drops to the deck of a ship. dear . you should wear this. Swann drapes his coat around Elizabeth. Glances out at the bay --. then out of sight -NORRINGTON On his heels! Gillette.

The men nod to each other. But every tool is in place. He still wears the manacles. casting an eerie twilight pall.DAY The fog creeps through. pipes -. Another. Brown snorts. wrought iron gates. cradling a bottle. Jack sheathes his sword. Jack gives him a hard poke. lit by lanterns.TOWN . The forge is dark. An armed search party moves along the street.ALLEY . Satisfied. takes a short-handled sledge from its place on the wall. and then Jack drops from his hiding place beneath the eaves of a building. A moment. grimaces at the pain -- . Above is a sign with a black anvil. in a blacksmith's apron. turns away. Jack is startled by a noise: MISTER BROWN. he holds his right hand over the furnace. Moves to the glowing coke furnace in the middle of the room.DAY Jack slips through the door.EXT. takes a look around: No windows. Work-inprogress is scattered about: wagon wheels. snores in the corner. The chain begins to GLOW. continue on. the chain down in the embers. PORT ROYAL .even a cannon with a crack in it. They glance down an alley -On the far side is another search party. the workbench is tidy and neat. a pass-thru door set in the middle.. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE . Across the street is a shop with barn doors.. INT. Jack sweats. Slowly.

flexes it. The grabs for it -. brings the sledge down with a fast. He backs Will up. Spots the drunken Mister Brown in the corner.but the flat of a sword blade slaps his hand. regards Will. Something catches his eye: an empty peg on the wall. Jack drops the sledge. Jack acknowledges it with the tip of his head . Jack pulls his hand out. WILL (CONT'D) (under his breath) Not where I left you.. .Jack dives for cover. Steam billows. Will glares at him. One SHATTERS. sword leveled at Will. then frowns. He moves casually toward the sledge. The sledge lying beside the anvil. toward the door.Moving quickly. The *pirate*.. The SOUND of the latch on the door -. hard stroke on the glowing links.but his hands are free. Will enters the forge. Will jumps back. Jack stands there. Blisters form beneath the manacle -. WILL Right where I left you. shuts the door behind him. he wraps the chain around the nose of an anvil. plunges his manacled hand in a bucket of water. WILL (CONT'D) (voice low and tight) You're the one they're hunting.

JACK You look familiar ... Have I ever threatened you before? WILL I've made a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates. JACK Ah. Then it would be a shame to put a black mark on your record. So if you'll excuse me ... Beside the door is a grindstone, a sword resting in the honing guide. Before Jack can react, Will has it in hand. JACK (CONT'D) Do you think this is wise, boy? Crossing blades with a pirate? WILL You threatened Miss Swann. JACK Only a little. In responce, Will assumes an en garde position. Jack appraises him, unhappy to see Will knows what he's doing. Jack attacks. The two men stand in one place, trading feints, thrusts and parries with lightning speed, almost impossible to follow. Will has no trouble matching Jack. JACK (CONT'D) You know what you're doing, I'll

give you that ... Excellent form ... But how's your footwork? If I step here -He takes a step around an imaginary circle. Will steps the other way, maintaining his relationship with Jack. JACK (CONT'D) Very good! And if I step again, you step again ... (continuing to step around the circle) And so we circle, circle, like dogs we circle ... They are now exactly opposite their initial positions. JACK (CONT'D) Ta! Jack turns and heads for the door, now directly behind him. Will registers with angry surprise -- and then with a vicious overhand motion, he throws his sword --- the sword buries itself into the door, just above the latch, barely missing Jack. Jack registers it, then pulls on the latch, but it won't move up -- the sword is in the way. Jack rattles the latch. Tugs on the sword a few times -- it is really stuck in there. Jack mouths a curse, but when he turns back to Will, he's smiling. JACK (CONT'D) That's a good trick. Except, once again, you are between me and the

way out. (points his sword at the back door) And now you have no weapon. Eyes on Jack, Will simply picks up a new sword from an anvil. Jack slumps in dismay -- but then he leaps forward. Will and Jack duel. Their blades flash and ring. Suddenly, Jack swings the chain still manacled to his left hand at Will's head. Will ducks it, comes up wide-eyed. Then Jack's chain smashes across Will's sword, disarming him. Will quickly picks up another sword. Jack becomes aware that the entire room is filled with bladed weapons: swords, knives, boarding axes in various stages of completion. JACK (CONT'D) Who makes all these? WILL I do. And I practice with them. At least three hours a day. JACK You need to find yourself a girl. (Will sets his jaw) Or maybe the reason you practice three hours a day is you've found one -- but can't get her? A direct hit -- and Will coils even more tightly with anger. WILL No. I practice three hours a day

Glares. falls down. hoists himself up. WILL (CONT'D) You cheated. directly in front of the back exit. both blades flashing. Hurls a wooden mallet at Will. I can kill him. Jack uses his full weight.so that when I meet a pirate . knocking Will back.. yanks the sword from the ceiling. Will steps back.and attacks Jack. Jack grabs the chain.. uses his foot to bring his dropped sword into the air. twisting and dodging around the furnace -Jack compresses the bellows. catches it -. then a second. Will drops his sword. He explodes: kicks a rack. He parries using one hand. Not good. Jack's chain wraps around Will's sword. and stabs the sword up into the ceiling -So Jack's manacled left arm is now suspended from the ceiling. Jack parries with sword and chain. causing a sword to fall into his hand. rubs his wrist gingerly. kicks with his feet. hitting Will on the wrist. what did you expect?) Pirate. blowing a SHOWER OF SPARKS into Will's face. . JACK (smiles. gets up -Jack's pistol is aimed directly between Will's eyes. Will twists the handle of his guard through a link.

boy -. Mister Brown SLAMS his bottle against Jack's skull. I can not just step aside and let you escape. and SAILORS fill the room. Jack cocks the pistol. WILL No. Mister Brown. Jack uncocks the pistol.this shot's not meant for you. Norrington pushes forward. BROWN . The front and back doors smash open. Will stares back. reassesses Jack -Suddenly. You've aided in the capture of a dangerous fugitive. Jack crumples to the ground. fully blocking the door.Jack steps forward. Will is surprised. sees Jack on the ground. NORRINGTON Excellent work. JACK You're lucky. Will steps back. JACK Move! WILL No. The stand-off lasts a long moment. JACK (CONT'D) Move away.

and the town. ANGLE . Above the Fort is a clear black sky sprinkled with stars. smiles. INT. BLACK SAILS billowing. GOVERNOR'S MANSION . PORT ROYAL . just below the stone parapets of the fort.FORT CHARLES. Jack groans.ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM . high on the bluff. NORRINGTON I believe you will always remember this as the day Captain Jack Sparrow almost escaped. like a shark fin slicing through water: the TOPMAST of a ship. Flying from the mast is a flag with white Aztec skull. like a tall ship sailing a sea of grey. The Black Pearl has come to Port Royal.NIGHT A maid removes a bed warmer from the fireplace. giving both Fort and fog an eerie glow. Will watches them go. A waxing moon shines. BROWN That ratter broke my bottle. slides it . visible briefly deep in the fog.broken.NIGHT The thick fog blankets the entire bay now. Brown looks at his bottle -.Just doing my civic duty. Norrington stands over him. EXT. The only structure visible is Fort Charles. Norrington's men haul Jack away.

heats an iron ingot at the furnace. wearing a leather apron. toying absently with the medallion chain around her neck.nothing but fog. he reaches for a broading axe hanging on the wall. Almost without noticing. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE . Estrella. ELIZABETH Nice and toasty.NIGHT Will. Jack lies on a pile of straw. Takes it down. Elizabeth opens a book. The flame goes out. boy . shirtless. Elizabeth tries to turn it up. holding a ring of keys in his mouth. INT.NIGHT CLOSE ON: A mutt of a dog. juicy bone? In an adjoining cell. Three seedy-looking prisoners try to coax the dog to their cell door. . No good. begins reading. The lamp flame begins to diminish. The maid nods.. it has a satisfying weight in his hands. and the room is black. The dog just sits and cocks his head. hammers it flat -.between the sheets at the end of Elizabeth's bed. CELL BLOCK . One holds a loop of rope. He opens the shutter and peers out -. another waggles a bone. Want a nice. Thank you. PRISONER Come here.he stops. INT. exits. His attention is drawn to the window..

>From the distance. that dog's never going to move.NIGHT A noose hangs from a gallows in the courtyard. FORT CHARLES . she had a very taxing day.JACK You can keep doing that forever. SWANN Well.. SWANN Has my daughter given you an answer yet? NORRINGTON No. Norrington and Swann walk along the far wall. PRISONER Excuse us if we ain't resigned ourselves to the gallows just yet.. She hasn't. Very bleak.and then the WHISTLE of an incoming ball -NORRINGTON Cannon fire! .PARAPETS . there is a BOOM -SWANN What was that? -. EXT. Ghastly weather tonight. NORRINGTON Bleak.

HARBOR . PRISONER (frightened) The Black Pearl? I've heard stories . There are more BOOMS -JACK I know those guns! He peers out through the bars of the window. JACK (CONT'D) It's the Black Pearl. The other prisoners crowd around their window as well..NIGHT .but the fog lights up around her with each boom of her guns.NIGHT Jack sits up. hammering both the fort and the town. she's been preying on ships and settlements for near ten years . CELL BLOCK . and never leaves any survivors.He tackles Swann as the wall of the parapet EXPLODES -INT. PORT ROYAL .NIGHT The Black Pearl still cannot be seen -. JACK There are a lot of stories about the Black Pearl.. She's firing on both sides now. PORT ROYAL . EXT..TOWN .. EXT.

INT. He puts a dirk in his belt. He picks up a second axe and a sword. chased by a ONE-ARMED PIRATE wearing a yellow bandana. buildings. Will slides back the doors of the forge -A woman runs past. up the street -EXT. Will heads out. carrying ARMED PIRATES. then a second and a third.NIGHT Will slips the boarding axe into his belt at the small of his back. docks and ships shatter and explode beneath the onslaught. striking down villagers indiscriminately and setting fires. Will backhands the axe square into his chest. but the fort's own cannons return fire. Beyond Koehler. then it's about to be --. Cannon fire continues to rain down. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE .but finds himself face-to-face with a pirate -. They swarm from the boats.PARAPETS . run for cover.NIGHT The moon is obscured by smoke rising from the burning gallows and wooden roofs. .KOEHLER. more pirates come up over the far wall. If this is not hell on earth. a deadly blow.long boats emerge out of the fog. Villagers panic. NORRINGTON Governor! Barricade yourself in my office! (Swann hesitates) That's an order! Swann turns to go -. FORT CHARLES . a handsome blond man with gold earrings. dodge flying debris as best they can.Streets.

Shouts and cries of pain. The pirates scan the foyer. just as the butler opens the door -. and locks eyes with Elizabeth. How could he know she was there? PINTEL Up there! .Koehler grins and raises a cutlass --.NIGHT She reaches the railing overlooking the foyer. Cannon fire ECHOES. multiple fires are visible. searching.ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM .Norrington's sword blocks Koehler's slash. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) They've flanked us! Men! Swords and pistols! The battle is joined -INT. She notices movement directly below her window: two SHADOWY FIGURES. SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY .NIGHT Elizabeth looks out a window at the scene below: even through the fog. and cries out. The leader is PINTEL. peering through the balusters.too late. Elizabeth bolts from her room -INT. there is a BOOM of a gun. a sallow-looking pirate with a bald head. and the butler crumples. approaching the house -. Elizabeth ducks down in horror. GOVERNOR'S MANSION . and ships burn in the harbor.pirates. Suddenly Pintel looks up.

it gives a bit -Elizabeth shoves Estrella into the corner.they haven't seen you. ELIZABETH Listen. run for the fort.The pirates rush for the stairs. listens as the pirates pound up the stairs -ESTRELLA Miss Elizabeth? Elizabeth jumps. SITTING ROOM . Another SLAM at the door -.spot the open side door. locks it. and first chance. Estrella is right behind her. and run for it -- .NIGHT Elizabeth shuts the door. Hide. There is the SLAM of a body against the door. When the door smashes inward. Estrella nods. between a tall wardrobe and the wall. They whisper: ESTRELLA (CONT'D) Are they come to kidnap you. Dashes for the side door. The pirates run in -. terrified. and the maid cannot be seen. Estrella -. it slams into the wardrobe. Elizabeth scrabbles back into the nearest room -INT. Elizabeth realizes she's right. miss? The daughter of a governor would be very valuable.

so she wrenches it over -.Elizabeth can't jerk it free. holding his nose -INT. BANGING the second pirate -. his hair SMOLDERS -. but the second pirate vaults over the handrail -Estrella registers the butler's body. SITTING ROOM . but he catches it by the handle -. runs the other way -Pintel. and gets the pan of the bed warmer in the face for his trouble -.NIGHT Estrella breaks cover.Elizabeth doesn't slow -. ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM . but continues out the still-open front door at a dead run. belly-first.Elizabeth keeps going -- . ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM . His face is BURNED. runs for the hall. Elizabeth dashes for the hallway stairs -INT. unnoticed.CONTINUOUS .he staggers back.she spins. Elizabeth follows -The second pirate lands between Elizabeth and the front door.he lets go of her hair -.NIGHT The pirates burst from the bedroom -. sizzling.INT. into the cap of the newel post -. grabs her by the hair -.Pintel goes for the stairs.NIGHT Pintel is the first through.he reaches -Elizabeth pulls up short. SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY/FOYER .Elizabeth swings the bed warmer at the second pirate. INT.NIGHT -. on the stairs.the pan lid swings down. grabs Pintel's arm with both hands and pulls him hard.hot coals spill on his head.

the pirates will be through soon -. Elizabeth grabs the knife from the platter -Like any bread knife.NIGHT Elizabeth slams the double doors shut. Double damn! The blade of a broading axe breaches the door -.CONTINUOUS . FIRST FLOOR HALLWAY .it's useless as a weapon. DINING ROOM . poppet. Elizabeth jabs it into her palm -. .INT.but it won't come free. The interior shutters are closed over the windows. Damn! A SMASH from the doors -. behind draperies. throws the bolts. the pirates charge through -INT.Elizabeth looks around -INT. PINTEL We know you're here.NIGHT The doors give way. under the table. she grabs one of the swords by the hilt and pulls -.the pirates are relentless -On the table is a platter with fruit.NIGHT Empty. it has a round point. Both swords are securely attached to the wall. Elizabeth nowhere to be seen. Above the fireplace are two crossed swords. cheese and bread. DINING ROOM . Elizabeth climbs on the firebox. Come out and we promise we won't hurt you. Pintel and Smoldering Pirate search.

he wants to hurt her plenty. poppet .wraps her left forearm through the rope and lets it jam against the top of the box.NIGHT Elizabeth hides in the dumbwaiter box. Smoldering Pirate helps pull the rope. and it calls to us! INT. he's stronger.Smoldering Pirate gives him a look -.Elizabeth looks up through the gaps -Pintel leers down at her. DUMBWAITER . but the box stops. crushing Elizabeth's forearm. You've got something of ours. rubs the gold with her thumb. PINTEL (O. She saws at the rope with the bread knife. she keeps sawing -- . Pintel pulls the other way.. wrapped around the double pulley ropes that go through the center. Pintel shakes his head: 'Don't worry.' PINTEL (CONT'D) We will find you.S. poppet. Elizabeth tries to stop it -. I'm lying. Light spills into the box through gaps in the top as the door above is slide open -.) The gold calls to us! Elizabeth registers that -. and the box rises. Elizabeth works the ropes to lower the box.. Elizabeth gasps at the pain. PINTEL (CONT'D) Hello.she pulls out the medallion. This is their objective. Tears of pain on her face.

and Elizabeth clambers out.. she is streaked with dirt. no . stalking her -ELIZABETH (gasps it out) Par. and a cloud of dust.. She leans over the table. The door slides open. Her head is cut.NIGHT >From behind the door of the dumbwaiter comes a CRASH.The rope parts. .. and can barely stand.. Elizabeth backs away. PINTEL What? ELIZABETH Parlay! I invoke the right of parlay! According to the Code of the Brethern. and the dumbwaiter box PLUMMETS -INT.. set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew. ELIZABETH Please.. holds the bread knife to ward them off. trying to recover. KITCHEN . and a desperate idea occurs to her.. The pirates burst through the doors. They come around either side of the table. Parlay! Pintel can't believe his ears. Elizabeth touches the chain of the medallion . The sound of the running FOOTSTEPS gets louder ..

Elizabeth. ELIZABETH If an adversary demands parlay.STREET . He spots the Governor's Mansion in the distance. PORT ROYAL . dirk drawn -. He looks to Elizabeth: 'right?' Elizabeth nods. momentarily free of the pirates. PINTEL She wants to be taken to the Captain. PINTEL It would appear. There are FIGURES moving away from it -. Smoldering Pirate concedes the point. sheaths his dirk. . so do you.NIGHT Will races along. and she'll go without a fuss. He grabs Elizabeth roughly by the arm -EXT.Pintel stops him. PINTEL (CONT'D) We must honor the code. you can do them no harm until the parlay is complete. SMOLDERING PIRATE To blazes with the code! He steps forward.you must take me to your Captain! PINTEL I know the code. forced by the two pirates.

INT. swinging a flaming torch. The pirate has one arm and wears a yellow bandana.Will hurries forward -Suddenly a PIRATE jumps out from the shadows. slashes. Beyond it: freedom. to SLAM Will in the head from behind. The pirate lights a second torch.CELL BLOCK . disappearing from view. PRISONER (CONT'D) (back to Jack) My sympathies. . But it is centered on the other cell. Will defends himself. Will crumples. setting fires as they go.NIGHT The wall of the cells EXPLODES inward. Will doesn't move. they hoot with delight and head off. Will hesitates -.you've no manner of luck at all! The three descend the rocks beyond. PRISONER Praise be! He and the other two scramble through. Moonlight spills in through the gaping hole created by the cannon ball. Jack pulls himself out from under the rubble. hands it to One-arm. On the ground.didn't he already kill this guy? The hesitation is just enough for another PIRATE. friend -. The part of Jack's cell that is gone is too small for a man to slip through. FORT CHARLES .

. through the bars. He turns to go. . whining. occasional hits shaking the fort.taking the keys with him. into the cell. JACK It's all right.Jack is alone. Cannon fire continues. then out through the breached wall -. Rover. boy.. the dog's attention goes to the door into the cell block. and tries coax the dog forward. The dog cowers under a long bench. A pair of pirates step in: KOEHLER and TWIGG. doggie . Fido? To his surprise. key ring still in his mouth. Jack continues to coax him closer. Spot.suddenly.. The key ring is nearly within Jack's reach -. but Koehler has spotted Jack. He BRISTLES. boy? The dog bolts.. he picks up the bone from the other cell. Look what we have here. Jack sighs -. Twigg.resigned. come here. He backs away from the door. TWIGG This isn't the armory. The door to the cell block bursts open. JACK (CONT'D) What's the matter. It's Captain Sparrow. Come here. KOEHLER (Dutch accent) Well. the dog crawls out from under the bench. well . GROWLS.

he is holding a skeleton arm. looks down -Where they enter the moonlight. Jack's eyes go wide -. but I didn't believe it. Last time I saw you. Jack clutches the pirates wrist. and mutineers. close to the bars. Jack doesn't. JACK (CONT'D) You are cursed. grabs Jack by the throat through the bars.TWIGG Huh. He is tight with fury. The two laugh. The lowest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers . Koehler's wrists and hands are skeletol. shrinking into the distance. JACK Worry about your own fortunes. Koehler and Twigg don't like hearing that... you were all alone on a God-forsaken island. This puts him in a spill of moonlight. KOEHLER Did you sprout little wings and fly away? TWIGG His fortunes aren't improved much. . He steps forward. Koehler lashes out. I'd heard you'd gotten off.

Looks back. She huddles. PORT ROYAL . self- . arm held high. a tall galleon.pirates spot her.NIGHT Lit by lanterns.NIGHT Amid the thunder of cannon fire. She takes it and steps down. One polite fellow steps forward to offer his hand. EXT. a longboat slips through the fog. realizing -JACK (CONT'D) The stories are true. At the bow is an ornately carved figurehead of a beautiful woman. The longboat makes for a pair of lines dangling from a winch. EXT. Elizabeth sits in the prow. Koehler ushers Twigg toward the door. Elizabeth looks up to see -The Black Pearl.MAIN DECK . shoves Jack bakwards. and stare. its black sails looming high above her. hard. a small bird taking wing from her outstretched hand. Smoke hangs heavy above the deck. The fog parts. BLACK PEARL . Jack stares. Columns of water from the cannon balls geyser up around the boat. no moon is visible beneath the fog. Elizabeth's longboat is raised above the deck rail -. And then they're gone. KOEHLER You know nothing of hell. Now out of the moonlight.Koehler sneers. his hand is normal.

by Barbossa.. PINTEL She's invoked the right of parlay . with Captain Barbossa. cannot look away from his eyes. BOSUN I didn't know we was taking captives. But his head turns at the mention of his name. BARBOSSA . BOSUN You'll speak when spoken to! His wrist is grabbed -. definitely not a man you'd want to meet in a dark alley -.conscious in her nightgown and dressing robe. more terrified than ever. too far away to have heard Pintel's words. for that matter. he strides out of the SMOKE on the main deck -This is BARBOSSA. ON THE POOP DECK -. as if he skipped the stairs. But she musters her courage -ELIZABETH I am here to -Bosun SLAPS her. A cloud of SMOKE obscures him -.an imposing FIGURE in silhouette stands by the wheel.or anywhere. The silhouetted figure moves toward the stairs..and then. Elizabeth. Despite the bright colors of clothing.painfully -.

BARBOSSA My apologies.And you'll not lay a hand on those under the protection of parlay! BOSUN Aye.. miss.. Barbossa releases him. I have come to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal. BARBOSSA There was a lot of long words in there. and we're not but humble pirates. smiles -. before you were so rudely interrupted? ELIZABETH Captain Barbossa . What is it you want? ELIZABETH I want you to leave. Barbossa and the pirates laugh. Turns to Elizabeth. . As you were saying. miss. Barbossa is both impressed and amused.it shows both gold and silver teeth. And never come back. BARBOSSA I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request. sir.

dangles it over the side of the ship. I recognize this ship. I suppose if this is worthless. That bit of shine matters to me . BARBOSSA (interested) Did you. The pirates go quiet. now? Elizabeth glares at him. there's no reason to keep it. She quickly slips the medallion off. You've been searching for it for years. I saw it eight years ago.(helpfully) Means 'No.. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) I'll drop it! BARBOSSA My holds are bursting with swag. darts to the side of the rail. when we made the crossing from England.. Why? ELIZABETH Because it's what you're searching for. She's getting nowhere. . ELIZABETH Fine.' ELIZABETH Very well.

then) Turner. smiles at him triumphantly. missy? ELIZABETH Elizabeth -(stops herself from saying "Swann". for a maid. (curtsies) Barbossa reacts to the name Turner: it confirms what he has suspected. ELIZABETH (curtsies again) Thank you. BARBOSSA And how does a maid come to own a trinket such as that? A family heirloom. (embroidering) I'm a maid in the governor's household. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) You have a name. The other pirates surreptitiously exchange glances and nods.She flips the medallion up. perhaps? . sir. BARBOSSA You've got sand. off her finger -BARBOSSA NO! She catches it by the chain.

and stow 'em! Signal the men. nothing like that.ELIZABETH Of course. You hand that over. Miss.? Barbossa grins devilishly -. (comes to a decision) Very well. no. if that's what you mean. and make good to clear port! For the first time since the attack began. set the flags. now . we'll put your town to our rudder and ne'er return. BARBOSSA No. ELIZABETH Our bargain. She holds out the medallion. or these be the last friendly words you'll hear! Elizabeth hesitates. you'd best hand it over.. clutches it in his fist like hope. the BOOMING of the .. ELIZABETH Can I trust you? BARBOSSA It's you who invoked the parlay! Believe me. (offended) I didn't steal it.. but she has no choice. BOSUN Still the guns. He grabs it.but then nods to Bosun.

Miss Turner. The pirates hustle to follow orders.guns ceases. Elizabeth is surprised -. Your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement. EXT.STREET . Barbossa turns away. PORT ROYAL . And you're not. Elizabeth stares in speechless terror -EXT. ELIZABETH Wait! You must return me to shore! According to the rules of the Order of the Brethen -Barbossa wheels on her. PORT ROYAL . and so I 'must' do nothing.and relieved. BARBOSSA First. (grins gold and silver) Welcome aboard the Black Pearl.PRE-DAWN As the Black Pearl turns out to sea.PRE-DAWN ..HARBOR .. the code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules. The fog starts to dissipate. Secondly: you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply. And thirdly . the Black Pearl makes for the scarlet glow of dawn. turning to light mist. Elizabeth is led back along the deck to the captain's cabin. through it.

He takes in the devastation of Port Royal: the harbor is dotted with burning and sunken ships. The map is so large it drapes over the Governor's desk. gets to his feet. WILL They've taken her! They've taken Elizabeth! A group stares at him: Swann. still armed with sword and boarding axe. NORRINGTON We're aware of the situation.and save her! . FORT CHARLES . still where he fell. the far end supported by a chair. WILL We have to hunt them down -. He spots an overturned chair. fallen bookshelf -INT. Calls out: WILL Miss Swann! Elizabeth! A terrible silence answers him. The aftermath of hell on earth. and runs for the Governor's Mansion. Norrington. and Gillette among others.NORRINGTON'S OFFICE . gathered around a map. into the foyer.MORNING Will bursts in. INT.MORNING Will races past the smashed doors. buildings are razed and still smolder.Will comes to. GOVERNOR'S MANSION . Will turns.

. Mr. tell me! (Will is silent) Leave.. He ventures it warily: MURTOGG That Jack Sparrow .maybe he can lead us to it! SWANN That pirate tried to kill my daughter. Turner. he talked about the Black Pearl. MURTOGG Still -WILL We can ask him where it is -. SWANN Where do you suppose we start? If you have any information that concerns my daughter. is more what he did. then share it! If anyone does.Swann's worry has made him short-tempered. Murtogg has remembered something. We could never trust a word he said! WILL We could strike a bargain -NORRINGTON . MULLROY Mentioned it.

this is not the time for rash actions. and guides him roughly to the door. Even with the damage from the cannon ball. and launch a search mission that sails with the tide. he throws a strong arm across Will's back. INT. Will slams the boarding axe into the desk. (through with Will) We will determine their most likely course.JAIL CELLS . Ergo. Turner. Will watches him walk back to the desk. trying to budge one of the bars. he is not their ally.MORNING Jack strains. and then turns away. it won't move. NORRINGTON Mr. through the map. WILL That's not good enough! This is Elizabeth's life! Norrington is quick to react. Will's face sets in resolve. He hears the sound of the door latch -- .No. go home. FORT CHARLES . (firm) Now. and therefore of no value. and he leaves. (low) Do not make the mistake of thinking you are the only man here who loves Elizabeth. The pirates who invaded this fort left Sparrow locked in his cell. He opens the door.

apparently relaxed and unconcerned. Will marches straight up to the bars. So its anchorage must be a real place. WILL Are you familiar with that ship? The Black Pearl? JACK Somewhat. an island that cannot be found -except by those who already know where it is. WILL The ship's real enough. Looks around. Jack lounges on the floor of his cell. WILL Where does it make berth? JACK Surely you've heard the stories? The Black Pearl sails from the dreaded Isla de Mureta . JACK And you want to turn pirate .The door opens. and Will slips in.. Where is it? JACK Why ask me? WILL Because you're a pirate..

WILL I can get you out of here. if you're intending to brave all and hasten to her rescue and so win fair lady's heart. makes a decision. the door'll lift free. . WILL (examines his cell) I helped build these cells. you'll have to do it alone.. Jack watches Will as he speaks. Well. Just calls for the right lever and fulcrum . Will thinks ... Those are hook-and-ring hinges. and it dawns on him -. The proper application of strength. JACK (he was right) So it is that you found a girl. (beat) They took Miss Swann. Will slams his fist against the bars in furstration.Will is the spitting image of someone he's known in the past.yourself? WILL Never. JACK How? The key's run off. I see no profit in it for me.. Jack is surprised at the outburst.

CRASHING down on the bench and chair. and on pain of death. and then falls forward. . (he stands) I'll tell you what. The deal seems too good.. Will Turner. still smiling. JACK Agreed! Will looks around.it's hard work -. I've changed my mind. WILL Agreed. and levers the long bench under the door. (sticks out his hand) Do we have an accord? Will gives him a suspicious look. Jack keeps his hand out.but the cell door rises. Turner. Pushes down -. Will gives him a puzzled look. Mr.JACK You're name is Turner. WILL Yes. Will shakes it. I'll take you to the Black Pearl. You spring me from this cell. Jack grins.. He makes a chair his fulcrum. JACK Will Turner. He steps out of the cell. figures out what he needs. Jack is impressed.

Will. Will heads for the door. Straps on the belt. sword belt. . (joins Will at the door) This girl -. Hurry. WILL (CONT'D) Why are brothering with that? JACK My business. As for your business -. WILL We need to go! Jack finds his pistol. and compass.one question. or there's no use going. cupboards.what does she mean to you? How far are you willing to go to save her? WILL (no hesitation) I'd die for her. JACK Not without my effects. JACK Good.WILL Someone will have heard that. Jack searches the desk. checks the shot in his pistol.

now there's a lovely sight! Jack hops down into the boat. JACK (CONT'D) Come aboard. JACK No worries there. JACK (CONT'D) I knew the Harbormaster wouldn't report her. WILL I haven't set foot off dry land since I was twelve. Will steels himself. Honest men are slaves to their conscience. steps into the boat as if it's going to . when the ship I was on exploded. staring at the boat in dismay. heeled to one side. four inches of water in the bottom.S. creeking on its lines. JACK (O.. But you can always trust a dishonest man to stay that way. squats low in the water.DOCKS . Prepares to make way.. (regards the boat) It's been a sound policy. and there's no predicting 'em. Jack notices that Will is standing. PORT ROYAL . frozen on the dock.EXT.) Ah.MORNING The Jolly Mon. She's far more likely to rot out from under us.

S.smile and enjoy it. We're going to commandeer a ship. dwarfed against the H. Dauntless. He nods toward the H. . but you're off to a rip-roaring start. Nautical term. JACK (CONT'D) Besides. looming in the harbor. Will: you may say you'll never be a pirate. Face it. EXT. PORT ROYAL . WILL We're going to steal a ship? That ship? JACK Commandeer. Will whiteknuckles the gunwales. Dauntless. JACK So's breaking a man out of jail. we are about to better our prospects considerably. WILL It's still against the law. Will holds a stay line with iron fists.M. or brilliant. (smiling) My advice -.S. WILL This is either crazy.MORNING The Jolly Mon bobs its way across the bay.M. Jack hoists the sail.capsize with the slightest movement.

JACK Remarkable how often those two traits coincide. Jack stands there. Jack and Will jump out. GILLETTE. The Jolly Mon nears the rudder of the much larger ship -EXT. H. GILLETTE You're serious about this. playing dice. Jack moves his pistol across. We're taking over the ship! WILL (a beat) Aye! Avast! Jack gives him a look.MORNING There's been a breakdown in discipline.M.but his gun is still level. JACK Everybody stay calm. Murtogg and Mullroy among them. points it at Gillette. DAUNTLESS . JACK .brandishing pistols.MAIN DECK . steps forward.and then burst out LAUGHING. They grin. into the open -. about a dozen Navy sailors are gathered together on the main deck.S. grinning with them -. The Lieutenant. Suddenly. shake their heads. The sailors all look at them -. shakes his hand: don't do that.

Dead serious. so you can all get back to shore. But I will see you smile from the yard arm. JACK We'll see about that. we've got ourselves a ship! EXT. (calling) Will. We brought you a nice little boat. GILLETTE (a curt nod) Agreed.STERN . I'll not see any of my men killed or wounded in this foolish enterprise. safe and sound. You have the momentary advantage. DAUNTLESS . JACK Fine by me. sir. A couple sailors more forward. You'll never make it out of the bay. More guffaws from the crew. GILLETTE You understand this ship cannot be crewed by only two men. hands on swords -. sir. JACK As likely as not.Gillette holds up a hand. GILLETTE Sir.MORNING . short up the anchor.

boy.. The windlass turns. gestures to Murtogg and Mullroy. Jack's pistol is on them the whole time.DAY . to Will) Do you have any idea. bringing Mullroy into view. and there's Gillette. MURTOGG I can't believe he's doing this. The three men throw their weight into the windlass. MULLROY You didn't believe he was telling the truth. crowd onto the Jolly Mon. Will pushes hard against the windlass. EXT. The windless turns some more.FORECASTLE . and it turns. the anchor is too heavy for one man. what you're doing? Another quarter turn -WILL No.Sailors make their way down a rope ladder. JACK A little help? Gillette shrugs. GILLETTE (over his shoulder. Jack notices. either. to no avail . DAUNTLESS ..

PORT ROYAL .DAY Norrington moves along. the Dauntless is on the move. Jack grins. riding low in the water. opens it. man. concentrating on a manifest. the Dauntless sails -. Norrington takes a brass telescope from his belt.for open waters. it appears someone is stealing your ship! Norrington glances out at the bay.DOCK .albeit slowly -. trains it on -- . raising the forward jib sail. SWANN Dammit. mate! We're underway! EXT. It luffs and billows out. Alongside him is Governor Swann. JACK Lookee there. SWANN Commodore -NORRINGTON A moment. Sure enough. SWANN But -NORRINGTON Please. The huge ship inches forward slowly. pulled by just the one sail. Beyond that.Jack and Will crank a capstan. who glances over -Sees the tiny Jolly Mon headed toward them. overloaded with sailors.

Will looks back -WILL They're coming! He points: the sails of the Interceptor fill out. away from the Dauntless. and past the railing of the . not much sailing to do with a following wind.M. without a doubt.S. every hold. the worst pirate I have ever seen. at the wheel. -.S.then spots Jack.DAY Out in the open sea. DAUNTLESS . Jack leans on the wheel. and sailors draw the two ships together. Grappling hooks are thrown. H. Norrington's men swarm across. and the ship cuts through the water toward them -EXT. EXT. Turner. He picks out Will -NORRINGTON Rash. relaxed. too rash. INTERCEPTOR .M.DAY Norrington's smaller ship quickly comes alongside the slowmoving Dauntless. Its decks appear empty. H.The main deck. Lowers the telescope. NORRINGTON Search every cabin. down to the bilges! PULL BACK. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) That is.

Quickly unties the ropes to the grappling hooks.M. raising the foresail -EXT. Will cranks the capstan bars.and we find a soaked Jack and Will as they climb up over the side of the smaller ship. Like a fish.DAY Norrington emerges from a gangway -. throws him overbroad. Errol-Flyn style. SENTRY Of course. H. unseen. NORRINGTON Sailors! Back to the Interceptor! But the distance is already too great. You. where a single SENTRY stands watch -. but falls short with a splash. Swim? Jack removes his hand.S.and sees his other ship moving away. with my uncle -JACK Good. covers his mouth. Jack lifts the man up.Interceptor. One brave sailor tries to swing across on a rope. I grew up summers living in Dover. Jack tackles the Sentry from behind. DAUNTLESS . . sir. JACK Can you swim? (the man struggles) Can.

Jack waves. for getting our ship ready to make way! We'd've had a hard time of it by ourselves! Norrington seethes. we'll never catch them.. Gillette looks surprised at the order -.. by the time we're underway. to put them in range of the long nines.but relays it. but his order to Gillette is measured: NORRINGTON Raise the sails. Commodore. GILLETTE The wind is quarter from astern . NORRINGTON We need only to come about. . and shouts across the distance -JACK Thank you. GILLETTE Hands! Come about! Jackets off the cannons! (to Norrington) We are to fire on our own ship? NORRINGTON Better to see it at the bottom of the sea than in the hands of a pirate.

with some degree of admiration. The Dauntless' course does not change one whit. A SLOW DISSOLVE and with the time passage. stops the spinning ship's wheel. Suddenly.with the fat white moon riding just above the horizon. the ship is gone. GILLETTE He's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen. STEERSMAN (CONT'D) He's disabled the rudder chain. The Interceptor dwindles with distance. The Interceptor makes for the horizon line. Gillette watches it go. NORRINGTON So it would seem. the sky turns a deep twilight blue -EXT.EVENING -.The STEERSMAN turns the wheel. The Steersman spins the wheel. NORRINGTON So it would seem. the edge of a black sail cuts into the foreground. STEERSMAN Captain. . sir. It goes round and round. with no signs of slowing. Norrington reaches out. CARIBBEAN SEA . there's a problem.

PINTEL (CONT'D) (hands it over) Fine. Elizabeth examines the dress -INT. Elizabeth holds out her hand. and you'll be naked. and he requests you wear this. table setting.lovely. followed by PIRATES carrying trays of food. etc. carrying a black silk dress.NIGHT Barbossa enters. . ELIZABETH Tell the captain that I am disinclined to acquiesce to his request.CAPTAIN'S CABIN . Pintel enters. PINTEL (happy) He said you say that! He also said if that be the case. pouting.EVENING Elizabeth stalks the cabin. BLACK PEARL . BLACK PEARL . He exits. you'll be dining with the crew. wine.accompanied by the ROAR of the wind and the SNAP of canvas -INT. Pintel's grin fades. Elizabeth stands at the small table in the dress -. PINTEL You'll be dining with the Captain.CAPTAIN'S CABIN . Angry.

devours it. She is suddenly aware of Barbossa's gaze -. Please dig in. and begins to eat like it. Elizabeth drops the pretense: she's starving. cuts a tiny piece of meat. it fits you.one of those next. she tears off a hunk of bread. ELIZABETH Dare I ask the fate of it previous owner? BARBOSSA Now. Elizabeth does. The table is set. a huge swig. Elizabeth sits. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) And the apples -. Barbossa watches her intently.BARBOSSA Maid or not. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) No need to stand on ceremony.and that he is not eating. ELIZABETH . She starts to bite into the apple -. none of that. You must be hungry.stops. eats it daintily. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Try the whine. and no call to impress anyone.

Miss Turner.It's poisoned! She shoves her plate away -. then? ELIZABETH It's a pirate medallion. Elizabeth gives an infinitesimal shrug. Back when Cortes was cutting a great bloody swath through the New World. intrigued despite herself. BARBOSSA Ah. Barbossa LAUGHS. there would be no sense in killing you. a high priest gave him all the gold they . BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Do you not know what this is. BARBOSSA Oh. He produces the medallion.and takes the opportunity to palm her knife. BARBOSSA It's a piece of the treasure of Isla de Muerta. so you don't know as much as you pretend. lets it dangle from his fingers. ELIZABETH Then why aren't you eating? BARBOSSA Would that I could.

Puts a key to a medium-sized polished wooden box -. with his dying breath. (nods) He'd've made a great pirate. the treasure ship carrying the gold .. Opens it. The ship run aground. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Within a day of leaving port for Spain. Pours over them.and a few pages of a Mayan CODEX. Cortes being Cortes. that one. Barbossa stands. and put on the gold a curse. as he was compelled by greed. called on the power of the blood of his people. every man aboard dead. Of course. He survived long enough to hide the gold ashore. the dark magic of the curse seeped into the place. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) So the priest. Inside the chest are charts. save one.had.. pieces of tree bark inscribed with Mayan glyphs. (beat) Over time. If anyone took so much as a single piece. Barbossa removes them carefully. a sextant -. something went wrong. sets them on the table.the Captain's chest. by greed he would be consumed. moves to a shelf. some gold. with one condition: that he spare the people's lives. making . he didn't.

involved in the story -but feigns a dismissive attitude. Rich men we were and we spent it and traded it and gave it away in exchange for drink and food and pleasant company. ELIZABETH That's all very interesting. An island of death. Isla de Muerta. But we found out: the drink could not sate us. Barbossa is angry. and add it to the treasure. and we are driven. but I hardly believe in ghost stories anymore. and the food turned to ashes in our mouths. to find more. (regains his composure) We are cursed men. He stands. always. Crushes them in his . He looks up. always. condemned. and we did more than take one piece. Barbossa picks up the priceless Codex. sweeps the food off the table. to be forever consumed by our own greed. Elizabeth has been rapt.it a cursed island. we took it all. BARBOSSA You idiot girl! It's no makebelieve! My crew and I. Miss Turner. and no amount of pleasant company could ease our torment. Gold calls to US. we found the gold.

horrified. catches it.fist. that's what we have for you. to the hilt -Barbossa is completely unaffected. extends it to Elizabeth. He opens his shirt to get a . They struggle briefly. All of the scattered pieces of the treasure must be restored in full. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) There is but one way to remove the curse. and the blood repaid.save for this. and then suddenly he shoves her away -Elizabeth's stolen KNIFE is buried in Barbossa's chest.. trying to run around Barbossa. Yet. (pleasant.. Elizabeth stares at him.and then comes up out of her chair. Barbossa flips an apple up off the floor. finally getting to his point) And that's why there's no sense killing you. (holds up the medallion) And as for the blood repaid . (he throws the pages aside) We've recovered every piece -. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Apple? Elizabeth slowly reaches for the apple -. Using the toe of his boot.

out of the moonlight.better look at the knife. She stares. what is it you were planning to do next? Elizabeth backs away. but none anywhere else. putting his face in the moonlight. turning it into a gleaming SKULL with gold and silver teeth -- .but where the moonlight falls across their bodies.Elizabeth shuts her eyes -BARBOSSA Look! (shakes her) LOOK! The moonlight shows us for what we really are! We are not among the living and so we cannot die -He spins her back around to face him -. navigating the ship. pulls it out with little effort.Elizabeth comes to a dead stop. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) I'm curious -. swabbing decks -.MAIN DECK . Elizabeth turns away from the sight -Barbossa stands just inside the doorway. trying to scream but unable to -The pirate crew works at their stations. He grabs her roughly by the shoulders and jerks her back around -.he leans forward. they are naught but SKELETONS. There is BLOOD on the blade.NIGHT -. her jaw working. BLACK PEARL .after killing me. whirls and barrels out the door -EXT. coiling lines.

.he takes a bottle of wine from the opened case beside the cabin door. but cannot satisfy them! Ten years I have parched of thirst. Elizabeth darts around him.. and able to quench it! Ten years.. nor the flesh of a woman . through his rib cage. Barbossa hurls the bottle away.. nor the spray of the sea ..and haven't died! (raises his hand) And I have not felt anything for ten years . .. INT.BARBOSSA (CONT'D) -. Not the wind on my face. Elizabeth flicnhes away from the skeletal hand. It drops away -. back into the cabin.CAPTAIN'S CABIN . and shuts the door. uncorks it with his teeth.. terrified. He tilts the bottle and drinks -..NIGHT Elizabeth huddles in the far corner of the cabin.it runs over his jaw. raises it -BARBOSSA (CONT'D) You'd best start believing in ghost stories. I have been starving to death -.but neither are we dead! We have all the desires of the living. BLACK PEARL . drenching his clothes. Because now you're in one. Miss Turner. (reaches toward Elizabeth) .

. At the jail -.MAIN DECK . looking for my father. moves back astern. William Turner? Jack says nothing.. (a smile) Since that's what I wanted.shhhk . CARIBBEAN SEA . you're a quick study. But now-- . JACK Is that so? WILL My father. I came out here . WILL (CONT'D) I'm not a simpleton.DAY Will sharpens his sword with a whetstone: shhhk -.it was only after you learned my name that you agreed to help me. I didn't press the matter. Will has lost his patience for guile. INTERCEPTOR . WILL I worked passage from England as a cabin boy.. Jack at the wheel. JACK For a man whose made an industry of avoiding boats. (an attempt at guile) After my mother passed.DAY The Interceptor cuts across the waves. EXT.EXT.. Will tightens a line.

JACK I knew him. Probably one of the few he knew him as William Turner.I never met anyone with as clever a mind and hands as him.settles on 'truth'. Most everyone just called him Bill. JACK I swear. Jack considers his relpy -. And clever -. When you were puzzling out that cell door. or 'Bootstrap' Bill. you look just like him. JACK Figured you wouldn't want to hear it. WILL It's not true my father was a pirate. Good pirate. WILL 'Bootstrap?' JACK Good man. it was like seeing his twin. WILL (angry) That's not true. .(an accusation) You knew my father.

JACK Sure -. It's not worth getting beat again.because he could always go pirating.' WILL My father did not think of my mother -. and then going off to do another? There's quite a few who come here. .a pirate! Will's sword is out. WILL My father -. levelled at Jack.was not -. And they're all 'merchant marines. Will. JACK Put it away. Jack gives him a disbelieving look. hoping to amass enough swag to ease the burdens of respectable life.his family -. sighs. and followed the rules-JACK (laughs) You think your father is the only man who ever lived the Glasgow life.as a burden.WILL He was a merchant marine! He was a respectable man who obeyed the law. telling folk one thing.

don't. shall not -. Will handover-hands away from the blade. Must. JACK (CONT'D) For instance: you can accept that your father was a pirate and still a good man . In a fair fight. You ignored the rule of engagement. should. JACK Then that's not much incentive for me to fight fair. Will looks away... . to the end of the boom. pay attention. shall. do. or you can't. (ticks them off on his fingers) What a man can do. not interested. Picks up the sword -. Now me.sweeping him off the ship.WILL You didn't beat me. The sail boom whips around and slams Will in the chest -. Will dangles above the water.those are just mere suggestions.and pokes at Will with it. JACK (CONT'D) As long as you're just hanging there. His sword clatters onto the deck. There are only two absolute rules. is it? He kicks a lever on a wench. I'd kill you. Jack slips a loop of rope around the wheel to hold the course. I can sail this ship to Turga. And what a man can't do.

etc. (Will looks alarmed) But I can't just let you drown. but the open .did I forget to mention that? EXT.pirates.a donkey.by myself . privateers. and resumes sharpening his sword: shhhk -. Will drops to the deck. considers what he'll do next. Notices his shaking -he takes the wheel..DAY A dank and dirty port. rotting docks. Will turns and strides to his spot on the deck. theives.. Will takes it. With its cantered. sits down. Jack swings the boom back in..shhhk . and odd assortment of livestock running free -. weatherbeaten buildings.it is far less civilized than Port Royal. and drunkards. where the tides seem to have swept together the sum of the Caribbean -. JACK We need a crew.shhhk -. Jack watches him coolly.. Jack holds the hilt of the sword out. prostitutes. Jack and Will move through the crowd. TORTUGA . A REDHEADED woman turns her head -. Jack breathes a silent sigh of relief. -. WILL Tortuga? JACK Oh -.she has noticed Jack. We can manage the ship between islands. Glares at Jack. chickens.

JACK (rubbing his jaw) Don't worry. hard. moves forward --. This is ANAMARIA.it is populated with slightly higher class of scum.and is suddenly DECKED by a waitress.there! Jack leads Will toward the pub: the Faithful Bride. Satisfied.she sees Jack and immediately SLAPS him. Jack pulls open the door. They take in the place -. ANAMARIA You stole my boat. that's another matter -Suddenly the Redhead SLAPS Jack.DAY Jack closes the door on the woman. she didn't spill a drink off her tray. WILL Just do it quickly. cursing something in Chinese. strong. Will ignores her. Will goes inside passing a pretty ASIAN woman coming out -. she turns and strides off. the emblem over the door a politically incorrect painting of a smiling woman holding a bouquet in her chained-and-manacled hands. joins Will. JACK AnaMaria! Have you seen Gibbs? I need to put together -- . tough. smiles. FAITHFUL BRIDE . Jack spots a BARTENDER. tall.sea. Jack backs away -INT. I've already got a Quartermaster -.

Will shakes his head. moves away -. Where is it? JACK Safe! At Port Royal. The Jolly Mon.She SLAPS him again.comes back for one more SLAP! WILL Jack! Over here! . AnaMaria charges. Or one better. Jack gets up. heads for the bar. She chases him around the table. JACK (CONT'D) Borrowed. Jack backs away. Away from them. With the Royal Navy. (off her look) Without permission. still carrying the tray. ANAMARIA (a threat) I will. AnaMaria scowls at Jack. Borrowed your boat. puts a table between them. a PATRON calls for his food. ANAMARIA That boat is my livelihood! JACK You'll get it back. ANAMARIA My dory.

Jack arrives. you slackjawed idiot. rubbing his chin. WILL (CONT'D) He knows Gibbs. Jack and Will exchange a look -. The Bartender nods 'yes.' Then produces a water bucket from behind the bar. He wears an old tattered Navy jacket. and the man who was sleeping it drinks it while listening to a proposition. you know better than to wake a man when he's sleeping.DAY A drunken man lays in the mud. I know how to counter it. The man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink. fortunately. A sudden SPRAY OF WATER splashes across his face. having a friendly conversation with two pigs.and Jack takes the bucket. . (recognizes Jack) Mother's love. EXT.REAR . Will has spoken to the Bartender. It's bad luck! JACK Well. Jack.' Then nods 'out back. He sputters and roars: GIBBS Curse you for breathing. FAITHFUL BRIDE .AT THE BAR. revealing: this is JOSHAMEE GIBBS (the man who told pirate stories to Elizabeth when she was a child).

Will stands there with the bucket. hand on sword. what's the nature of this venture of yours? JACK First -. That was for the smell. Most of the decent pirates in town . speaking in hushed voices. at the door. Will is away from them. FAITHFUL BRIDE . Jack helps Gibbs to his feet -. A tankard is set down. a single candle illumining them. Now. Gibbs lifts it to take a swig -JACK Just the one. keeping a look-out. GIBBS (CONT'D) Blast it. Jack. there's a hard tale. then. He takes a dainty sip. GIBBS Make it last.GIBBS Aye.have you found me a crew? GIBBS Oh. Gibbs pauses.DAY Jack and Gibbs sit at a table in the shadows. INT. I'm already awake! WILL I know. that'll about do it.and then Gibbs is hit with a second wave of water.

He reaches for the drink as if to down it -. Gibbs straightens up like he's been hit. Jack leans forward. JACK Now where. He stares. He leans forward again.seem to think you're a jinx.but then sets it back down. and I'm going to take it. Gibbs leans forward. and that's why I know what Barbossa is up to. it's a fool's errand: You've heard the tales they tell about the Pearl. . I know where it's going to be. All I need is a crew. would they have gotten that idea? Gibbs evades answering him by taking a long sip.won't sail with you -. I wonder. JACK (CONT'D) I'm going after the Black Pearl. JACK Aye. GIBBS Say again? JACK I'm going after the Black Pearl. GIBBS Jack. Jack has not moved. and that's why I know where it's going to be.

Peers at Will. SLAMS the tankard on the table. Jack. GIBBS Well. kicks over a table for cover. guarding the door is the son of old Bootstrap Bill Turner. and whirls on anyone who moves. nods) There's bound to be sailors on this rock crazy as you. . GIBBS And you've got that. still on guard. have you? ANGLE ON: Jack. Gibbs' eyes widen over the edge of the tankard. Will reacts to the sound. (considers. draws both sword and dagger. Gibbs downs the drink.GIBBS (shakes his head) A fool's errand. I'll allow you may be onto something. glares a sailor away from the table. with more missing teeth than good ones. I'll find some men.behind him. Then smiles. as he smiles enigmatically. and shifts his eyes -. JACK Back there. Something he needs. Will. JACK Not if the fool has something Barbossa wants. lookee there.

Then he notices AnaMaria in line. EXT. He raises an eyebrow. Jack nods. motley and weather-beaten group of about a dozen swabs stand in a ragged line-up. All of 'em good sea-faring men. a short sailor with a large.enough. to boot. making his point) -. isn't he? JACK That he is. He moves down the line. Cap'n. Jack holds up a hand -. sir. One sailor is quite fat.GIBBS Kid's a bit of a stick. GIBBS Feast your eyes.DOCK . Gibbs at his side. a disheveled. every one worth their salt -(sotto.LATER . Jack is not happy with his choices.DAY On the docks. TORTUGA . He stops in front of COTTON. colorful PARROT on his shoulder. another thin and sickly. ANAMARIA You owe me a boat. dressed like a man. continues. Poor . faithful hands before the mast.and crazy. Jack raises an eyebrow. GIBBS Cotton here is mute.

Cotton.Jack grimaces. lowers the parrot. so we just call it 'Cotton's parrot. nobody knows how.devil had his tongue cut out -Cotton opens his mouth to show this -. raises it -COTTON'S PARROT Wind in your SAILS! Wind in your SAILS! GIBBS Mostly.' Cotton nods vigorously. Steps back. GIBBS (CONT'D) -. neither. JACK That goes for the rest of you! Danger and near certain death.so he went and trained the parrot to do the talking for him.' Jack decides to test this. Jack shakes his head. and it goes silent. (turns away) . Nobody knows the parrot's name. in the face of danger. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true. JACK Mr. and almost certain death? Cotton lifts the parrot off his shoulder. that seem to mean 'yes.

before you lose them all! JACK These are the only ones worth having. The canvas of every sail is stretched taut. (glances at the sky) And we're going to need them -EXT. INTERCEPTOR . The ship rocks as it drops into the valley of huge swell.several potential crew members back away in fright. including Cotton (with parrot) -. looks back -. GIBBS That fool will have us lose the canvas. Gibbs staggers along the deck. H. then another. climbs up the other side. turn and run.DAY A FLASH of lightening and the CRACK of thunder.M. WILL Shut up. first one. pulling lines and trimming sails. Soon just a half dozen are left.and AnaMaria. On board. followed by more. Excellent sailors. An equal share of the reward shall be-Jack hears movement.S. to rescue the daughter of Governor Swann. AnaMaria is at the helm. it takes everything they have to keep the ship afloat. and the masts besides! . the new crew members scurry about with their tasks.For we are to sail for the Isla de Muerta.

She hears the sound of a VOICE calling. wondering -EXT. looks out at the rolling sea below -. The wind picks up. enjoying himself.DAY The sound of RAIN pounds down on the deck above -. GIBBS (shouts) What's in your head to put you in such a fine mood? JACK (shouts) We're catching up! Jack turns back to the sea. Jack smiles.CROW'S NEST . sir! JACK She can hold a bit longer. GIBBS (CONT'D) We'd best drop canvas. calls down: . INT.DAY High on the main mast. Gibbs climbs the tilted deck toward him. Gibbs stares at him like he's a crazy man. eyes intent on their course. Twigg cups his hands to his face. BLACK PEARL .no escape there. howling. Elizabeth moves to the stern windows.On Jack. gazes up. a ROARING wind blowing back his hair. BLACK PEARL .CAPTAIN'S CABIN .then suddenly stops.

Jacoby nods.DAY . The storm clouds are breaking up. EXT.DAY The Interceptor.M. that is. INTERCEPTOR . JACOBY Orders. Barbossa grasps the rail with both hands. It is surrounded by a slate grey sea. on open waters. off the port bow! ON DECK.S. Barbossa continues to stare -BARBOSSA (CONT'D) . Captain? BARBOSSA Bring her in. glorious. Mostly sheer unfriendly cliffs that shoot straight into the water. I won't brave the reef. omnious shape: ISLA DE MUERTA. EXT. backs away. CARIBBEAN SEA .TWIGG Isla de Muerta! Isla de Muerta.. Barbossa moves to the rail. We lay anchor before dark. Jacoby approaches. not too close. hesitant. if it first doesn't sink back down to hell from where it came. her white sails set wing-to-wing. H. his expression a mixture of loathing and fear. On the horizon is a dark.. not until high tide.

Gibbs hobbles up. coiling a rope -.the face shows old-fashioned rose petal style direction markers below a quivering indicator that settles on -. The ship shifts course again.but he watches Jack and AnaMaria. and the ship responds. or it's bad luck! (twirls a finger) Anty-clockwise. ON THE COMPASS -. Jack looks down -ON THE COMPASS -. turns the wheel back. clearly not happy. cradled in both hands.southeast.where the indicator spins. reverses.northeast. JACK Bear three points starboard. but follows the order. Will works on deck.CLOSE ON: Jack's compass. WILL How do we expect to find an island . settles on -. The ship leans into the new direction. Will has had enough. Gibbs takes over the task. AnaMaria turns the wheel. JACK (CONT'D) Six points port! AnaMaria frowns.almost like he's praying. GIBBS Left-handed ropes are coiled against the sun. Jack leans over and studies it -. adjusting course.

. what's the story on the pistol? Gibbs settles in. Jack Sparrow has an honest streak in him. Somehow he came by the money to commission the Pearl. Jack was a cartographer. happy to have a willing listener. GIBBS Ah -.no one can find -.with a compass that doesn't work? GIBBS Now. This was when he was Captain of the Black Pearl -WILL What? He never told me that. GIBBS I'll tell lee. Now. . (voice low) That compass gives bearings to the Isla de Muerta.. Plays things more close to the vest. See.he's learned. WILL Really? (moves closer) So . and that's where the whole problem starts. back in Old England. then. lad. wherever it may lay. just because it don't point north don't mean it don't work.

they're forty days out. GIBBS How did you get off the island? . so Will has to lean closer. everything's an equal share. WILL How did he get off the island? JACK (loud) I didn't! Will and Gibbs jump. GIBBS (CONT'D) Jack gave hisself up for the sake of his loyal crew. He was marooned on an island. Jack laughs. that should mean the location of the island. Jack is right there beside them. and the First Mate says. too. JACK (CONT'D) My body's still there. left there to die. rotting away. promised each man an equal share. (shakes his head) That night. now.Hired himself a crew. and I am but a ghost! Will and Gibbs aren't sure what to make of that. So Jack gave up the bearings. (lowers his voice) So. Gibbs' voice is a whisper. there was a mutiny.

the option of that pistol begins to look good. and moves away. Their faces . Elizabeth among them.nods. It's meant for one man. My mutinous first mate-WILL Barbossa. really. And I still have that single shot.CAVE ENTRANCE . He pulls out the pistol. face upturned.EVENING On Barbossa. Jack lets this sink in. ISLA DE MUERTA . that's a dark and unpleasant tale. he's given a pistol with a single shot. JACK (CONT'D) But I survived. No good for hunting. stand as still as stones. Will. WILL Wait -. He starts off. raises it. EXT. or surviving. No expression in his eyes. But after three weeks of starvation and thrist -. Jack shoots a glance at Will -. When a pirate is marooned.what about the pistol? JACK The pistol. best left untold. in front of a dark cave opening.JACK Ah. Around him a group of pirates.

mate. Twigg. BARBOSSA Careful. From the echoes and shadows.look upward. Captain! First night of full. The path leads between boulders on a slope downhill. moves a few feet away from the group. from pirate to SKELETON -The MOON has climbed free of the storm clouds. their total lack of movement disconcerting. Fall down there. on a hillock. BARBOSSA Hah! (to the pirates) Be mindful of pits and crevasses. rising large and full on the horizon. Barbossa grabs him as he nears a chasm.and just the edge of a mound of coins. Elizabeth glances over -. Slowly he TRANSFORMS.the torches illumine caverns off to the side -. Clearly there is more.NIGHT The group keeps together under the firelight. ISLA DE MUERTA . The skeleton turns -KOEHLER Moonrise. INT. He takes a torch. the pirate Koehler gazes out toward the horizon. gazing upward in wonder. Moves into the cave. it's clear the cave system must be huge.CAVES . . but the rest is lost in darkness. head-to-toe. Above the cave. The pirates follow. Stay together.

at the helm. But AnaMaria. INTERCEPTOR . gold and silver ingots. Haul your wind. twisting and turning. but always down -EXT. strokes it along the back. and keep to the weather of the island -INT.S. excited. jewelry. descending down. stares at Cotton. Barbossa lets go.NIGHT Cotton pulls a sail line. ISLA DE MUERTA .NIGHT Flickering torchlight. the faint outline of Isla de Muerta is in the distance on the port side.sees something.M. H. jumps onto the rigging for a better look.you'd die and miss Judgement Day -for not even the Lord himself'll come look for you here. and the parrot.and revealed is the spectacular treasure of Isla de Muerta: overflowing chests of coins. Pirates stoop low to enter a cavern --. He lifts the parrot off his shoulder. ANAMARIA How does he do that? JACK They'll be anchored on the lee side. . looks out -. COTTON'S PARROT Land HO! Land HO! LAND ho! LAND ho! Indeed. Will stands.CAVES . and moves on.

Jack and Will row away from the large vessel in a small longboat. brightly colored silks. Elizabeth pauses. jewels and pearls. is here. Elizabeth can't help but gaze in wonder.LAGOON . ELIZABETH The curse drove you to gather this? BARBOSSA (O. WILL On what? . jade and ivory. toward the rocky shore. The pirates move through. mirrors and swords -.) Aye. Closer. The RUSH of a waterfall grows louder.objects d'art. Will looks: ahead of them is a black CAVE MOUTH. furniture. only hoarded.NIGHT The Interceptor lies at anchor in the distance. And not a bit of it any use to us. But it will drive us no longer. ISLA DE MUERTA .and then is pushed along by the pirates. WILL What's that? JACK Depends. staring at herself in a jewel-encrusted mirror -. EXT. right at water level.anything and everything of value that might be carried by ship.S.

that's a waterfall that spills over at high tide. JACK Chalk one up for the stories.MAIN CAVERN . If they are. Treasure everywhere -- .BED CAVERN . pulls the boat ashore -INT. but then lands safely in a gorgeous underwater lagoon.and then emerge into the largest cavern of all.NIGHT -. too late.NIGHT The pirate group reaches the end of a small chamber of mostly jewels and pearls piled around a large bed -INT. with a short drop to an underground lagoon. plunges into darkness -INT. and they are sucked in -JACK (CONT'D) -.well. including several mountains of gold coins that reach the ceiling. also crammed with treasure.JACK On whether the stories are all true.UNDERWATER LAGOON . CAVES ..the longboat takes a harrowing drop over a short waterfall . CAVES . floats lazily toward a sandy shore. CAVES . Will leaps out into the water.NIGHT -. The boat rushes forward.. the moving water tugs on the longboat. If not -By now.

Elizabeth shrinks back. A hole in the ceiling lets in a column of moonlight. lid pushed back. judging by the sword in its back.. In front of it.Except for one spot in the center. .onto Elizabeth. She turns her head away. Grabs her by the wrist. decorated with carved Aztec glyphs.. but is held by two other pirates. Won by blood.. Elizabeth opens her eyes. BARBOSSA Here we stand before the cursed treasure of Cortez himself. which illumines: A stone chest. daintily. Pintel raises the knife .and this one doesn't look like it's going to move ever again. surprised. Pintel takes the stone knife from the chest. Pintel grins. buried in the sand is a skeleton -. shuts her eyes. One tiny red drop of blood appears. A crab scurries away from it as the group approaches.. approaches her. A sharp stone knife lies on top. PINTEL . and drips down onto the medallion. All eyes turn -. filled with gold coins identical to Will's medallion. uses just the sharp tip of the knife to juck prick! Elizabeth's finger. it demands blood in return. and then very carefully.

grabs his chest .. but doesn't die..Jacoby -. right and proper. grins at Elizabeth. and SHOOTS the pirate next to him -.What did you expect? We're all gentlemen here. draws his pistol. . They all look at each other. expectant. look at themselves. The pirates tense. KOEHLER Did it work? DEADEYE I don't feel no different. let blood now end! He tosses the gold medallion onto the others. Jacoby reacts in shock. The pirates laugh. JACOBY How can we tell? Barbossa frowns. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) What was begun by blood. A long beat.square in the chest. BARBOSSA You know the first thing I'm going to do after the curse is lifted? (grins) Eat a whole bushel of apples. Barbossa approaches the chest. shining in the beam of moonlight. Barbossa takes the medallion. waiting. Nothing happens.

KOEHLER You're not dead. The pirates cry out in alarm. Your father.. the child in whose veins flows the blood of . turns to Elizabeth. (realizes) He shot me! TWIGG It didn't work! The curse is still upon us! Barbossa searches his mind for an answer . the child who is the real owner of that medallion.. getting his rage under steely control. BARBOSSA Where's his child? The child that sailed from England eight years ago. Maid. What was his name?! (grabs her roughly) Was your father William Turner?! Elizabeth takes time to smile before answering: ELIZABETH No. BARBOSSA You. JACOBY No. Barbossa gathers himself.

Will is at the top of a mound of coins. grabs the scabbard. JACOBY (to Pintel) You brought us the wrong person! PINTEL She had the medallion! She's the right age. you'd know not to question me! Elizabeth sits up. for a moment unnoticed. a scabbard comes down. right above her. Reaches back. reaching down with his scabbard for her to grab onto. Startled. Suddenly.William Turner?! Where? Barbossa SLAPS her hard across the face. sending her sprawling. Elizabeth looks up --. takes the bloodied medallion from the pile. She said her name was Turner! TWIGG (to Barbossa) You brought us here for nothing? Barbossa whirls on him -BARBOSSA If you have sailed with Morgan for ten years like I have. Elizabeth quickly leans forward. Will pulls her up -- . watching the pirates argue.

sees Will and Elizabeth at the top of the treasure stack.BARBOSSA (CONT'D) If any coward here dare challenge me. He looks up. I'm -.rescuing you. Elizabeth jumps up.the two ride down the mountain of coins on the far side.NIGHT Behind them. Will grabs a large shield. flings them forward -. let him speak! Any more talk. silver platter in hand. They recognize each other. Elizabeth can't comprehend that one. ISLA DE MUERTA . loose coins from their slide come down in an avalanche.coins falling. sealing the entrance. ready to swing -Jack catches her before she can do any damage. ATOP THE STACK. . ELIZABETH You?! JACK Me! ELIZABETH You're in league with Barbossa! JACK No.SMALL CAVERN . slide through a small opening -INT. I'll chain ye to a cannon and send ye to the watery depths! A sound catches his attention -.

helps her. Will takes Elizabeth's hand.NIGHT The three climb up a dark crevasse that leads out onto the island. As if on cue.NIGHT . WILL Miss Swann! We're here to rescue you! (sounds of pursuit. coming closer. WILL I'm glad we got here in time.CLEARING . ELIZABETH Truthfully -.you were a bit late. ISLA DE MUERTA . JACK The trick isn't getting here.ELIZABETH You?! Will gains his footing in the rubble. they hear the yells of pirates. toward a bit of moonlight -INT. it's getting away. They take off -EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA . approaching) It's going badly! JACK This way! They race off.

Suddenly Jack stops. This won't work. and fight them. You go on. and signal the ship. I'll keep 'em busy. JACK (CONT'D) Go to the opposite end of the island.The three race through the rocks. JACK I'll lead them away. JACK I'm sure. (a quick decision) I'll stay behind. When you've led the kind of life that I have. the sounds of pursuit close behind. WILL Are you sure? Jack -. there are debts that must be paid. ELIZABETH Come on! JACK No. Will and Elizabeth stare at him. The sounds are closer.this is not something you have to do. Maybe I . WILL No.

Jack's smile remains. one for each hand.but Jack raises his hand. EXT. crossed. according to the Code of the Brethren. surrounded by pirates. if you don't lose that grin from you're face. hesitates . Jack watches them a moment.and Barbossa doesn't like it. BARBOSSA I'm inclined to kill you now.can balance the scales a little. He sticks the two swords in the ground. and are gone. Will and Elizabeth race away. gives Jack his sword -. Elizabeth gives him a quick kiss. turns to face the pirates. without so much as a word. did it? . JACK (CONT'D) I invoke the right of parlay. Jack has a wide smile on his face -... A group of pirates round a corner. cutlasses drawn. Will nods.NIGHT Jack stands before Barbossa.. Barbossa puts a hand on his cutlass -JACK The woman's blood didn't work. Leans casually against a rock. ISLA DE MUERTA . ready to fight -. Jack Sparrow.now Jack has two.. set down down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew.

Barbossa nods. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Allow me the humor of listening to your terms. puts a blade to Jack's throat. BARBOSSA Say the name. The way to .Barbossa hesitates. Jack's expression hasn't changed. (Pintel grins) No. I have something you won't more than anything. JACK No you won't. don't kill him. Pintel lowers his cutlass. to end the curse. Jack's smile widen. JACK (CONT'D) I know whose blood you need. PINTEL Now? BARBOSSA (nods) Now. JACK Simple. Pintel steps forward. Surprised. or I slit your throat.

trust you? The pirates laugh.. Then I tell you who you need. The pirates laugh louder. And just how do you expect this to work? JACK You give me the Pearl.more than anything. BARBOSSA I'm supposed to . You have something I want -. JACK I'm a man of my word. I've got this honest .free you from the curse of the treasure. incredulous. BARBOSSA That's your offer? You. Barbossa stares at him.. and all I have is a name? JACK That's right. that's fine. sailing away nice and pretty with the Black Pearl. JACK (CONT'D) You see. BARBOSSA The Pearl? (laughs) Oh.

Barbossa sees his options dwindling.in its own way. and there's the fact that you have no choice. JACK . a sort of curse. What would you do? BARBOSSA Track you down and -He sees where Jack is headed. begins to pace. BARBOSSA Blast you! I'll throw you in prison. JACK Wait as long as you like.streak in me -. intentionally smug now. you with the ship. and me with nothing more than your word! JACK Let's say I tell you the wrong person. BARBOSSA I'll torture it out of you. Oh. JACK You left me on a desert island -what worse can you do? Jack is still smiling. BARBOSSA You're setting me up for a double cross.

that's certain. Never trust a smiling man. For the first time. Jack. If this fool plan is to work. that's where we're different. (decides. set sail. and might even do it. you and I. Jack is completely caught off guard. and that means catching the ship which brought 'em here. I trust you . you become.. The pirates are amazed at how the tide has turned. you can lay to that... BARBOSSA You're playing this as close to the edge as any man.. BARBOSSA Pintel . smiles) We might just have to sign articles. and you won't come near me because you know I'd kill you. I don't trust you. Barbossa has gone past considering the idea. you're a pirate at heart. BARBOSSA Jack.And if I tell you the truth. I'll give you that. we'll need the medallion. Barbossa hesitates. JACK See. and that's a fact. to do what it takes to get what you want. his . Jack nods.

talking alone on the forecastle -. Jack -. JACK I'll watch my back. JACK What -..she's pretty enough.. Elizabeth holds the medallion. Sparrow's quarters. Barbossa stares after him. and finishes her tale: . and is taken away.shakes his head. You be careful around her. in the brig. of course. she'll steal your heart -. a smile) Meaning no disrespect. GIBBS Two women on board? A man don't have to be superstitious to know that's trouble. INTERCEPTOR . headed out to sea. EXT.you don't have the medallion? BARBOSSA That fool woman took it. BARBOSSA Bosun! Set up Mr. not hiding his mistrust. nice and fine . Jack nods.but pure evil inside.DAY At full sail.smile fades. Gibbs glances at Elizabeth and Will. (to Jack.

And I've kept it ever since. And it didn't work. for fear of Execution Dock. that they needed my blood.. ELIZABETH I guess you can never truly know . They thought I was you. WILL Why would my father send this to me? ELIZABETH To keep it away from them? No pirate would sail to London. WILL If I had known -ELIZABETH (anticipating him) -. leans on the rail. so I took the medallion.. Looks out to sea. back the direction they came. She hands him the medallion. Will turns away first..ELIZABETH . you were in danger .then we never would have met. Will nods. WILL I can't believe he would make such a sacrifice for us.. They hold each other's gaze a moment.

gaining.DAY . and nods. and see the ship. The Interceptor tacks. On the aft deck. Gibbs peers forward. leaving a long white wake. steer clear of that island. ANAMARIA Can we outrun them? GIBBS Not a chance. Will glances at her. takes off. The Black Pearl matches it -. GIBBS Shift your heading. scanning the horizon. squawking -COTTON'S PARROT Dead men tell NO tales! Dead men tell NO tales! Dead men tell NO tales! Cotton looks up -. Suddenly Cotton's parrot flaps its wings. Fifteen degrees starboard. EXT. Cotton concentrates on his work. Gibbs and AnaMaria appear.on the horizon. BLACK PEARL . There is a tiny island in front of them. Make for the reef.someone else's heart. following: black sails. AT THE HELM. EXT. securing a halyard. lands on the starboard bulwark.DAY Miles of blue water. CARIBBEAN OCEAN .

CARIBBEAN SEA . INTERCEPTOR . the Interceptor has the advantage. The chain stops.DAY With its forward momentum and the anchor down. two hounds chasing the fox. PINTEL What's he doing? Is her going to run her aground? EXT. GIBBS Drop the forward anchor! A SAILOR at the stern of the ship pulls a release. BARBOSSA All hands! Prepare to come about! But for now. BLACK PEARL . pivoting around the anchor. and the Sailor locks it -EXT.and the Interceptor is headed for the island. EXT.Barbossa and Pintel eye the Interceptor.DAY Barbossa and Pintel watch as the huge ship brings its cannons to bear right in front of them. and the ship's anchor races down into the water. the Interceptor makes to turn quickly. and takes it: .DAY The Black Pearl is now close behind the Interceptor -. the metal chain jumping and twisting on deck.

loud RUMBLE of two dozen cannons firing as one.DAY Elizabeth watches as the Black Pearl comes about -. In the cell with him is Twigg. INTERCEPTOR .PORT SIDE . . BLACK PEARL . Barbossa shows no mercy. EXT. BARBOSSA Strike your colors.DAY Barbossa laughs. Sailors dive for cover. EXT. The Interceptor is hit. INT. A barrage of shots follow. INTERCEPTOR . you bloody cockroaches! EXT.BRIG . kill the lying scoundrel -(to Twigg) I'm a little conflicted.and then there is the low. here. Twigg just stares.DAY Another round of fire. acting as a guard.DAY Jack sees what he can out the porthole. most find their mark. BLACK PEARL . leaving their cannons. and cannonballs rain down.its cannons boom. JACK Don't hit my ship! I mean. clearly they are overmatched.

SPLINTING sound as it breaks. GIBBS There -.ANAMARIA Looks like they mean to send us under. WILL We can at least fight -.all know what this means. Gibbs. Cotton.it'll go worse for us -for Elizabeth. preparing to board. it won't just be death. upside down. The Black Pearl fires again. even Elizabeth -. Will doesn't. There'll be torture as well. AnaMaria.we might be able to kill a few-GIBBS Will -. It hits the main mast dead on! A CRACKING.she's raised the Jolly Roger. especially -. He looks to Gibbs for an explanation: GIBBS (CONT'D) It's a signal.if we . falls to the deck. Barbossa moves his ship alongside. a double-ball shot with a chain connecting the two. If we resist. WILL We're not going to just surrender! GIBBS That we are.

Boys. Miss. grabs a pistol.fight. Gibbs. Pirates swarm across on ropes. manacled. WILL She goes free! . I hope your stay this time is more pleasant.and nods. BLACK PEARL .and see that Jack stands beside him. This goads Will to action. are brought before Barbossa -. But his expression is still defiant. the ship is sinking.S. He head-butts the pirate behind him. AnaMaria and Cotton and the other crewmembers huddle together. EXT. Interceptor sink into the smooth crystal waters of the Caribbean --. Will stares -.as Will and Elizabeth. and take control of the Interceptor. they yell their approval. The deck slants. you played me right clever. Barbossa's wrath falls on Elizabeth. held by pirates. Last time on board. BARBOSSA Welcome back.M.DAY The top masts of the H. make pretending and all. She is pushed from one to another. waves it at the pirates. show her some hospitality! He shoves her into a group of pirates.MAIN DECK .

JACK Will -. He leans out over the ocean. boy? WILL She. Goes.and we can't die. His blood runs in my veins. WILL You can't. ELIZABETH No! Jack pushes forward. (raises the gun to his head) You need my blood. BARBOSSA What's in your head. He steadies himself with a hand on the rigging. And on my word I will pull this trigger. and sink . Free.Will leaps onto the ship's rail. BARBOSSA You've got one shot -. I can. the son of Bootstrap Bill Turner. Points the pistol at Barbossa.don't do anything stupid! Don't say anything stupid -WILL My name is Will Turner.

PINTEL And he's got Old Bill's courage.. If you agree .he's the spittin' image of Old Bootstrap. the pirates murmur surprise. A curse on him. Barbossa grins at him. TWIGG It's true -. and you! Barbossa steps forward.. And the crew. Even talks the same! Jack drops his head. BARBOSSA Enough of that! (to Will) Name your terms.all the way down to Davy Jones' Locker! Pintel squints at Will. BARBOSSA Looks like your back to having nothing to offer. then . WILL Elizabeth goes free! BARBOSSA We got that part. Free and unharmed. Anything else? WILL And Jack.

Will lowers his gun . I will remain with you. his crew waits. as do many of his men. That's the very same island we made Jack governor of on our last trip. Barbossa looks out to sea.the pirates surround him.. Barbossa considers.. and the Lord spare my worthless soul. toward the islet. They snatch away the pistol. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Boatswain! Take your captives belowdecks. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Hah. . I do swear. BARBOSSA Eh? You have my word. Chain them in the galley... AnaMaria. Barbossa crosses himself. Gibbs. steps downs -. as a gentleman of fortune -ELIZABETH Will -. Look there. Cotton and the rest are led away under guard. WILL You must swear by the Holy Bible..on the Good Book.you can't trust him. You have my word. Finally -BARBOSSA Agreed. then -. and teach 'em how to row.

(nods) I agreed to set them free. or you'll lose your tongue. GIBBS (dejected) Amen to that .. Those as know me know I wouldn't cross my word. you learn to trust the signs fate sends your way. I didn't when . break out the plank! A CHEER goes up from the pirates.. BLACK PEARL .DAY .DAY The Black Pearl lies at anchor.MAIN DECK . struggles with captors.(nods) When you sail the open sea as long as I. nor where. boy. I'm a man of my word and you're to be set free... closer now to the islet. (loudly) Men. WILL No! You gave your word! BARBOSSA Quite. right quick. and bring down bad luck on the ship.. EXT. Elizabeth . EXT.. CARIBBEAN SEA . BARBOSSA Jack. Will realizes what Barbossa intends to do.

stands in the classic 'walking the plank' pose. JACK It's pure evil to make a Captain walk the plank of his own ship. That reef is less than a league distant. It's a square deal all around. then. wrists still bound. Barbossa smiles. and you can't hope for better. The pirates mutter agreement. according to the code. PINTEL That's proper. JACK Someone needs to cut these bonds. JACK The last time you do this. Jack. BARBOSSA You'd best take a swim. Points it at Jack. you left me a pistol. . sir. Pirates crowd the ship's rail to watch. Jack. shows a pistol.Jack. twice in one lifetime. No good can come of it. Elizabeth is next in line. BARBOSSA Now. with one shot.

and let you be the gentleman. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) So how did you get off that island. seeing as there are two of us. and down into the water with a splash. I'll give you one pistol.but over his head. BARBOSSA That's fair. and starve to death yourself! (grins) That is. this time.BARBOSSA By the powers. Barbossa tosses Jack the pistol -. anyway? JACK You can go to your grave not knowing. A pirate hands Jack's pistol to Barbossa. BARBOSSA Tell you what. presuming you're not both drownded. The pirates laugh. . you're right! (turns around) Where's Jack's pistol? Who's got it? Bring it forward! JACK A gentleman might give us two pistols. and shoot the lady.

nods.with a scream she falls -EXT. struggles to stay afloat. lads! The pirates rush to comply. BARBOSSA The lady's next. CARIBBEAN SEA . there is nothing they can do.UNDERWATER . She throws it at him.it will go well with your blackheart! Barbossa indicates the plank. then strips it off. You'll have to throw me in! Barbossa raises an eyebrow. Lift her up. But first.. floundering.steps off.. Then he's prodded with a cutlass. Jack plunges down into the water. leaving her in a silk slip. BARBOSSA Have at her. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) I will not walk into the ocean. Elizabeth hesitates .Jack glares at Barbossa. if you please. Appears on the surface. grins. Reaches the end of the plank -.DAY We follow Elizabeth amid foam and bubbles as she PLUNGES down . ELIZABETH Here -. Will and Elizabeth exchange helpless looks. I'll be wanting that dress back. takes a step out. toss her over the rail -.

BEACH . finally Jack appears. if it weren't for the mortal danger. ELIZABETH You went back for that? We need to head for the reef! She starts swimming. and a lovely young woman in a silk dress . the scene could be described as gorgeous... She has walked all the . looks around. Jack swims the other way. sucking in air. He turns away. She swims down . ISLET . further down into the depths. and then meet up with matching footprints she made earlier.. Blue and clear. Elizabeth starts for the surface. He shows what he went after: his pistol. Inexplicably. below her now. struggling. unties his bonds.through the water. sinking..DAY Elizabeth breaks the surface. CARIBBEAN SEA .. Elizabeth spots Jack. JACK That's the second time I've had to watch that man sail away with my ship. And then. Jack hesitates.DAY CLOSE ON: The surf line. He tucks it into his shirt. EXT. going in the same direction.. bright coral and tropical fish. with streaks of sunlight cutting down. The Black Pearl is already underway. Elizabeth's feet leave prints in the sand . EXT. and swims after Elizabeth. he stares at it.

Jack has finished putting his pistol back together. ball and powder dry on his scarf. they are. Elizabeth can't believe it. Ask me again in a few weeks. He sets about re-assembling and loading his pistol.) Not all that big. is it? Jack lays on the beach. the parts.immediately! JACK .way around the island. ELIZABETH Captain Sparrow! We have to get off this island -. He has dismantled his pistol. ELIZABETH I hope you have no intention of using that.S. walks off. He shoves it in his belt. ELIZABETH Has it changed since the last time you were here? JACK The trees are taller. JACK (O. JACK Not yet. Jack checks to see if the pistol parts are dry.

. cracks open a bottle of rum. revealing a pit. all covered with dust and cobwebs...Don't be thinking I'm not already working on it. I was here a grand total of three days. takes a swig. He jumps down into the pit. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) What? What's wrong? How will this help us get off the island? JACK It won't. Inside are barrels and bottles of rum . It won't. . He finds it: a large iron ring. ELIZABETH What is that? Is there a boat under there? Jack heaves the trap door up and over.. Jack's face falls. they've been out of business. Digs for something beneath the sand. But from the looks of this. Last time. you did it before! Last time -JACK Last time. the rumrunners who used this island as a cache came by. long abandoned. He climbs up toward a clump of palm trees. and so we won't. ELIZABETH But . and I bartered passage off.

thank the Lord. We've got some food on the trees.and so that won't be happening again. praise the Lord. thank the Lord again. And we've got rum. (hoists the bottle) . ELIZABETH So that's it? That's the secret grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow? You spent three days on the beach drinking rum? JACK Welcome to the Caribbean. ELIZABETH A month? Will doesn't have a month! We've got to do something to help him! JACK You're right. Keep a weather eye open for passing ships. He gathers up a few bottles. JACK (CONT'D) You should look at our contretemps this way: we've got shade trees. maybe more. heads for the beach. (takes another swig) We probably have your friend Norrington to thank for that. We can stay alive a month. love. and our chances are fair.

ELIZABETH Not when you can drink instead. Jack toasts her: you got it. ELIZABETH And you will call me Miss Swann. Jack tosses her a bottle.. But then turns away. JACK (CONT'D) Don't be thinking I'm happy about this. gives Jack a sidelong glance. They sit in silence for a bit... sits down. But I see no use in wailing and gnashing my teeth over that which I can do nothing about.. Back to her bottle . Elizabeth considers. takes a swig. . He drinks -. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) (under her breath) Drink up me hearties.Here's luck to you. It goes down rough. Elizabeth studies her bottle .. She unseals the bottle.. yo ho . but it goes down -.and difiantly returns Elizabeth's angry gaze. at least. Elizabeth. Comes to a decision. Will Turner. JACK Try it.and the second swig goes down easier.

. Miss Swann? Share.. ELIZABETH Nothing . ELIZABETH Oh.. but none I'd teach a child. They seemed so romantic and daring -Jack likes the way that sounds.JACK What? What was that? (Elizabeth smiles) Something funny. please. perhaps . JACK I know a lot of songs about pirates.. .. I'm reminded of a song I learned as a child. Let's hear it. Just . it's silly. Back in England we didn't know a thing about pirates. it's nothing. I might . no . really.... An authentic pirate song... with a bit more to drink. JACK Now I must hear this song. of course. Have at it. A song about pirates. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) (looks at him) That was before I met one. ELIZABETH Well.

a pirate's life for me! Yo ho. tosses one to her. Opens it. yo ho -EXT. yo ho. He does. She gestures for him to drink. singing the song all the way up to the stars -JACK/ELIZABETH Yo ho. yo ho. ELIZABETH We pillage. arm in arm. Drink up me hearties. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) We kidnap and ravage and we don't give a hoot.NIGHT The middle of the night. a pirate's life for me! . yo ho.BEACH .JACK More to drink! He gathers two more bottles. Jack and Elizabeth are roaring drunk. JACK (CONT'D) Well? Elizabeth clears her throat. A fire BLAZES. She drops her half-finished bottle to catch it. we plunder. becoming stronger as she goes on. we rifle. begins to sing self-consciously.LATER . takes a sip. ISLET . Drink up me hearties. we loot.

The whole ocean . Drink up me hearties.. the whole world.. Elizabeth salutes the idea with her bottle. then tosses it away. That's what a ship is. yo ho! (gives it a touch of Irish ballad) Aye but we're loved by out mums and our dads. you know. JACK When I get the Black Pearl back. ne'er do well cads. we go. then settles shakily to the ground. yo ho! They hoist their bottles. . but only Jack drinks. JACK Not just the Spanish Main. I'm going to teach it to the whole crew. Elizabeth sits beside him. yo ho. He drinks. a pirate's life for me! We're beggars and blighters. Drink up me hearties. Jack doesn't have a bottle to salute back.JACK I LOVE this song! (sings) Yo ho. Wherever we want to go. She hands him hers. and we'll sing it all the time! ELIZABETH You'll be positively the most fearsome pirates to sail the Spanish Main. He drains the bottle.

. is freedom. She picks up the empty bottle from the ground. ELIZABETH (coy) Mr.. Elizabeth shrugs with a sleight -. Sparrow! I'm not sure I've had enough rum to allow that kind of talk.. to be trapped here on this island. ELIZABETH Jack. and we've yet to tap the kegs. Elizabeth lays her head on his shoulder. . all over again. holds it up. ELIZABETH To freedom. it must be so terrible for you. but what a ship is -what the Black Pearl really is . And the scenery has definitely improved. That's what a ship needs . JACK To the Black Pearl.....but promising -..smile. JACK Ah. JACK We've got a few bottles left .Not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. well . the company is better than last time.

He taps his bottle against hers again. lying in the sunlight. His nose twitches. the shade -. Smoke rises high up into the clear blue sky. His nose twitches again. He rubs his head.the rum! ELIZABETH Yes.it starts to BURN merrily. His eyes open. Jack can't believe his eyes. dead asleep. She wipes her hands together. ISLET . A bit of SMOKE drifts by. JACK Why? . looks over --. JACK What are you doing? You've burned our food. It goes up in FLAMES. as she pours out the last of the rum.JACK'S FACE. dowsing a scrub brush at the base of a palm tree. Jack GROANS and sits up.BEACH .MORNING CLOSE ON -. Jack leaps to his feet. One of the rum barrels in the fire EXPLODES.all of the foliage in the middle of the island is ON FIRE. the rum is gone. Elizabeth feigns a drink as he chugs. She laughs. feigns another drink -EXT.They tap the bottles together. She rolls the barrel forward -. He sees Elizabeth.

. waiting.you burned up the island. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) Just you wait. Shields her eyes. scans the water. searching. keep a 'weather eye open' and you'll be seeing white sails on that horizon! She sits down. just to get away from her. maybe two. The entire Royal Navy is out to sea looking for me -. for a one-time chance at being spotted? ELIZABETH Exactly. He throws up his hands. Two -She points to the sky. which means it can be seen for two hundred leagues in every direction. Jack is speechless.do you think there is even a chance they could miss it? JACK You -. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) That signal is over a thousand feet high. Elizabeth turns toward the sea. because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into scoundrels. determined. In an hour. stalks up the sand dune. Captain.ELIZABETH One.

Dauntless. JACK They'll be no living with her after this. Jack shakes his head.and stares. Jack stops -.DAY Norrington gives Elizabeth a hand disembarking from the raised longboat.DAY At the crest of the dune.M.MAIN DECK . ISLET . H.EXT. anchored on the other side of the island. I'm relieved you're safe. A longboat is already being rowed toward them.S. NORRINGTON Elizabeth. you can't do that! NORRINGTON You're speaking up for him again? ELIZABETH He can locate Isla de Muerta -. And behind his back this time. We come around to see what he is looking at -Past Jack.LEEWARD SHORE . is the H.M. DAUNTLESS . EXT.but .S. incredulous. ELIZABETH Commodore. white sails glorious against the turquoise waters. (re: Jack) Clap him in irons.

not Isla de Muerta. But so was his decision to engage in piracy. think about it . Our mission was to rescue you and return home. ELIZABETH Commodore. its captain and crew .. JACK (she's right) We had time to get to know each other.. The pirates have taken Will -NORRINGTON Your father is frantic with worry. ELIZABETH No. . the Black Pearl. That is what we shall do.I doubt he'll be willing to help us from the brig. NORRINGTON We are bound for Port Royal. the last pirate threat in the Caribbean. Mr. not only myself. How can you pass that up? NORRINGTON By remembering that I serve others.. please! JACK Norrington.. Turner's fate is regrettable.

He'll give you our heading.ELIZABETH Commodore. and prepare to come about. sir. Sailors go about their tasks.a request. Turner? ELIZABETH Not as a condition -. Crew men lead Jack toward the bridge.. I beg you -. NORRINGTON Elizabeth. I hereby withdraw my proposal. for me. To Gillette: NORRINGTON Free Mister Sparrow. NORRINGTON I am to understand that you will accept my marriage proposal on the condition I rescue Mr.. JACK Congratulations. Norrington considers. Jack raises an eyebrow. and the ship begins its slow turn. As a wedding gift. Gillette unlocks Jack's manacles. ELIZABETH What? .please do this .

seeing him in a new light. or I suppose it's going to be heaving bosoms and bare for the remainder of the voyage! Norrington is exasperated. where yours does. Elizabeth looks at Norringtom. as well. ELIZABETH Then I can wear men's clothing. I'm afraid we do not have any ladies' clothing aboard. They gaze at each other a moment..she's not going to change.this is exactly why he loves her. Norrington looks away. .NORRINGTON I know where your heart truly lies. take our guest below. ELIZABETH And now I know . NORRINGTON Murtogg. NORRINGTON That would hardly be proper.. and find her some trousers. ELIZABETH Well. I am not going to stay hidden in some cabin. and a shirt. She grins back at him -. NORRINGTON You may seclude yourself in my cabin. but then can't help but grin -.

THE BLACK PEARL . Stupid blighter.BRIG . That's why he sent off a piece of the treaure -to you. then turns his gaze to the sea. INT.DAY Pintel enters the cell. It appears empty -.Elizabeth smiles. it never sat well with him -particularly after we found Cortes' treasure.. for leaving ol' Jack to the fate we did. but turned out. as it were: so it would never be recovered. allows herself to be escorted away.but that's because Will is hanging from the rafters. and so cursed we remain. That's the gun deck above yea. and its peculiar condition. William Turner. He threw in with us after we relieved Jack Sparrow of his captaincy. trying to shove up the ceiling planks with his legs. WILL . He thought we deserved to be cursed. PINTEL That ain't going to work. Will drops lightly to the deck.. Suddenly: WILL What happened to William Turner? PINTEL Ah. Norrington watches her go .

He regards Will for a moment. as he sank down to the crushing black oblivion of Davy Jones' locker.M. pretending to look out at the sea.. flanked by several others pirates. and I wager your da wishes he'd thought it hisself. That's what you call ironic. And he's hiding out someplace where you haven't been able to find him. was his face looking up. Barbossa appears behind Pintel. EXT. Elizabeth. PINTEL Yep. no. dressed in sailor's clothes to excellent . then: BARBOSSA Bring him. See.And then he ran. last I saw of Bootstrap Bill. But. to be sure. we found out we needed his blood to solve the curse. PINTEL That's a nice thought. didn't sit too well with Captain Barbossa . DAUNTLESS .. so he chained a cannon to his legs and dumped him over. what he'd done. (sighs) It was only after.S. Will reacts with shock at the account of his father's fate. H.EVENING Jack goes to the rail and waits.MAIN DECK .

.. JACK Exactly. JACK I have a plan. joins him. I noticed. ELIZABETH What's your plan? LOOKOUT (O. and that would be too late. then any battle will be decidedly brief .S.below decks. ELIZABETH You didn't tell Commodore Norrington everything.) LAND HO! Isla de Muerta lay dark and menacing on the horizon. JACK Nor did you.effect.. ELIZABETH He might delay the rescue . NORRINGTON Elizabeth -. and one-sided. . ELIZABETH These men will be facing an enemy that seemingly cannot be killed.. I will not compromise your safety. If it succeeds.

The island is riddled with caves. NORRINGTON You would do that? JACK They left me stranded. Twice. and make sure she stays there. How about you let me go in alone. and while you're setting up an ambush. What have you got to lose? NORRINGTON (looks at him) Nothing I wouldn't be please to be rid of. escort Elizabeth to my quarters. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) I don't like the situation. Jack watches with some amusement as Elizabeth is escorted away. I will not put my men at a disadvantage. he turns away. . Mister Sparrow. Norrington gazes through his spyglass. I'll trick the pirates out to you. at the island. JACK Funny. I was thinking along those lines.She starts to speak. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Lieutenant.

JACK I'll slip in.EVENING Torches are lit.MAIN DECK .JACK (smiles) I knew you'd listen to reason! EXT. PINTEL . Barbossa leads Will. The crewmen release the lines. If you're steersman's good enough. and you'll be free to blow holy high heaven the whole lot of them. INT. talk them into to come out. ISLA DE MUERTA . into the caves. ISLA DE MUERTA .S. and the boat drops -INT. Will moves along unwillingly. Jack wraps his pistol securely in an oilskin pouch. H.M. that is. DAUNTLESS . guarded by Pintel and a band of pirates.CAVES .NIGHT A longboat is prepared to be lowered over the side. NORRINGTON I'll be at the wheel myself.NIGHT The pirate group moves deeper into the caves. JACK That chart I drew up'll get you past the reefs.CAVE ENTRANCE .

and spill it all. Will makes a decision. Catches the pirate's torch.NIGHT The Dauntless drifts into the lagoon.No reason to fret. Norrington and his men prepare to go ashore. BARBOSSA Careful. ISLA DE MUERTA .NIGHT Lit by torchlight. widening into a ravine. now. He intentionally stumbles. You could fall in and still be wonder'n when you'll hit dirt. Will notices: a crack runs between the floor and the wall of the cave. ISLA DE MUERTA . Pintel shoves him forwad -. INT. and uses it to ward off the others.CAVES .Will continues forward. swings him into the wall of the cave. WILL You deserve to be cursed -. PINTEL I guess there is a reason to fret. It's just a prick of the finger and a few drops of blood.and . EXT. (grins) Best play it safe. BARBOSSA Turner blood doesn't flow pure in his veins. grabs the pirate in front of him.

The wall of the ravine becomes a loose gravel slope.CAVES . BARBOSSA Blast him! A pox on him. ISLA DE MUERTA . fastened to the stern of the ship. is a small rowboat.NIGHT Will races forward.remain cursed! He steps to one side -. and the whole damnable line! Fan out! Find him! INT. wishing there was something she could do. heads for it. INT. Will hits it. She turns away from the porthole. turning this way and that. disappeats into black. and tumbles down. Elizabeth races to the porthole. and then to the stern window to see it fly away.sees boats laden with Navy men headed for shore. She looks down -. turns a corner -- . DAUNTLESS . He sees a light ahead.and there.and drops into the ravine.CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS . COTTON'S PARROT Drink UP me hearties yo ho! Drink UP me hearties yo ho! The bird flutters off. Suddenly there is a flutter at the window -Cotton's parrot is there. and his father.NIGHT Elizabeth looks out the Captain's small porthole -.

and sees what Jack is staring at: Treasure piled on treasure. JACK Do you have any idea where you're going? WILL Jack! JACK Don't talk. ISLA DE MUERTA . INT. Will is a few steps behind. These caves magnify sound. CAVES . and spread out. EXT. sparkling. Just follow me. seemingly endless.NIGHT Jack leads Will out of a narrow passage -.THE BEACH . Will joins him -. . staring. At the center is the moonlit clearing.-.NIGHT Norrington and men land on the beach. They silently take up positions around the main cave entrance.and runs straight into Jack.and stops. and the stone Aztec chest. WILL Are you certain this is the right way? JACK It's the right way. glowing.

They jump -. The pirates grab Will and Jack. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) You couldn't have led him back more directly if you knew exactly where you were going. flanked by his men. Will struggles. Nearly the entire crew of the Black Pearl is there. and moves toward the stone chest. let blood now end! He raises the knife to Will's throat -- .as Will is manhandled toward the chest. but Jack does not fight at all.Barbossa is standing right behind them.more pirates emerge from hiding. Jack Sparrow. He picks up the stone knife.BARBOSSA Thank you. BARBOSSA What was begun by blood. The trio whirl to run -. Barbossa steps up to him (becoming skeletal in the moonlight) and puts the medallion around Will's neck. He laughs. The pirates follow. WILL You did know where you were going! You did lead us directly to them! (Jack's silence confirms it) Why? Jack looks away -. dragging Will and Jack with them.

Dauntless is lying in wait in the harbor. He steps out of the moonlight. A buzz of apprehension sweeps through the pirates.JACK You don't want to be doing that. That makes Barbossa pause. BARBOSSA Why don't I want to do this? JACK Because.and its guns and crew will cut you and your men to pieces the moment you step outside these caves.S. WILL Jack! JACK -.M. the H. BARBOSSA No. Barbossa pretends to think about his words. right about now. I really think I do. JACK (shrugs) All right then. PINTEL Do you believe him? .

if you're mortal. Every .BARBOSSA No. and the chest of coins.. of Norrington's men... JACK (CONT'D) (drops the coins oneby-one back into the chest) Like after you've killed .. why you're being so helpful and all? .. One . JACK You've no hope of surviving Norrington's attack . Will glares. Will.... BARBOSSA What're you suggesting? Jack shakes off the hands holding him. Jack scoops up a handful of coins from the chest. He us genuinely angry. (indicates Will) But him I believe. strolls toward Barbossa. Wait for a more opportune moment. Don't kill the boy yet... Last . that is. listening to every word he says. JACK Simple. Jack. BARBOSSA I can't help wondering.

Last time you did that.S. with two lovely ships on your hands. and you get to introduce yourself at tea parties and brothels as 'Commodore Barbossa. you'll have a bit of a problem: the H. after you're done with the Royal Navy. See. and with it. you can rule the seas. JACK The situation has changed. I give you fifteen percent of my plunder. and what to do? Of course you'll decide you deserve the bigger one. and who's to argue? The Dauntless a firstrate ship-of-line. who's left for the Black Pearl? Jack smiles and spreads his hands: me. it didn't end well for you. (beat) But if you're Captain of the Dauntless.M.' (sticks out his hand) Do we have an accord? . There you'll be. JACK (CONT'D) I sail for you as part of your fleet. Dauntless. BARBOSSA That so? JACK Aye.

another exit? BARBOSSA Aye. And then FIGURES appear in the distance. JACK There's . select five men to stay here. They scuffle forward. this he hadn't planned for. the waters are empty. It's tempting . EXT. Take the rest of the men out . brightening coral. for us there is. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Mr... not through the caves. JACK (CONT'D) Now. sparkling over the rippled sand floor. LAGOON . Jack's expression falters. seeming to waver in the shifting current.Barbossa licks his lips. right? BARBOSSA Men! Are you up for it? The pirates yell to the affirmative. kicking up clouds of sand -- .... Pintel. Briefly.NIGHT Moonlight shines down into the shallow waters.UNDERWATER . Suddenly all the fish SCATTER. you can take care of the Dauntless..

silhouetted by moonlight. Pintel breaks the surface near the Dauntless. In the distance.S. Other pirates crowd forward. LAGOON . even buried halfway into the sand. and we see that it is Pintel. staring with upturned faces. again spilling moonlight below -And the pirates gathered around the anchor are once again SKELETONS. looking ahead over her shoulder. and soon the anchor-chain is clustered with skeletons -EXT. moving silently across the lagoon floor. intent on climbing the anchor.NIGHT Elizabeth has the small boat out. swords glinting. The LEAD PIRATE glides forward -And stops next to a huge iron ANCHOR -. He looks up -Above. The huge shift drifts.The figures resolve into the skeleton PIRATES. and rows away from the Dauntless.M. Their skull heads are fixed in an endless grin. Cotton's parrot is nowhere to be seen. the heavy chain leads to the giant bottom hull of the H.he TRANSFORMS. The Pintel-skeleton puts a knife between his teeth. he looks over -- . A heavy CHAIN with barrel-sized links climbs up toward the surface -A SHADOW falls across the Lead Pirate -. starts to crawl up the iron rings. Dauntless.twice his height. The tatters of their clothing drift in the water.

Suddenly shadows appear. MOVE CLOSER and then the skeletons appear. TALL SAILOR Ship rats. climbing up the sailor's backs.the two sailors are grabbed from behind -EXT. SHORT SAILOR (CONT'D) Taste all right.SIDE . DAUNTLESS . A long pause. More skeleton-pirates appear.nothing. They turn back toward the island. skeletons. reaching -.NIGHT Two SAILORS.DAUNTLESS . and rocks obscure the small longboat from view. intently -. Big ones. TALL SAILOR That they do. the two sailors at the rail are well-lit by a lantern. stare out toward shore. EXT.NIGHT .bones scraping against wood -and the sailors JUMP. >From behind. SHORT SAILOR (nods) Hate those things. though. alert and vigilant. and Pintel continues his climb. continue their vigil. The island reveals nothing but blackness. There is a scurrying sound -. LAGOON .Just as Elizabeth rounds the point. They listen.

Train the starboard guns on the beach.MAIN DECK .Cotton's parrot. silently approaching the ship. BLACK PEARL . PINTEL Be quick. Elizabeth slows her efforts. along apples. SKINNY .NIGHT Pintel looks down into the water. satisfied. anchored in the neighboring cove.all the food on the ship. pulls out a long piece of seaweed from his rib cage.who really ought to be keeping watch -. They act out a mock-feast. Puts away his knife. Wait for my signal.SIDE .BLACK PEARL . as it darts through a porthole. DAUNTLESS . Notices. EXT.Two bodies are tossed out over the rail. Tosses it. LAGOON . now.NIGHT Four PIRATES -.NIGHT Elizabeth rounds the point further.instead have gathered wine bottles and rum casts into a pile. and set your aim. A fleck of color -. Turns to the others. The pirates hurry to comply -EXT. EXT. hit the water with a splash. A SKINNY skeleton offers two bottles to a BIG BONES skeleton. in anticipation of the curse being lifted. we don't want to spook them. and sees: the Black Pearl. biscuits -.

Cannonballs hit the shore. good sir -. or wine? BIG-BONES I believe I'll have a spot o' rum.NIGHT Gillette crouches. unnoticed. She picks her moment and sneaks past quickly.coming from the Dauntless.a hideous sound that wheezes through their bones. down a gangway. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Men! Take cover! The sailors scramble to find refuge -- . disappearing into the darkness of the ship. Elizabeth peeks catiously around a corner. ISLA DE MUERTA . EXT. and thank'ee kind sir! They burst out laughing -. He reports to Norrington: GILLETTE All the men in place. if you don't mind. men cry out in anguish.rum. NORRINGTON Wait for my order -.BEACH . sir.Which would you prefer first. Behind them. running low behind a line of rocks. Ready to fire.what the blazes is that? It's the sound of cannon fire -.

Jack -. ISLA DE MUERTA . Jack smoothly slips the sword from a Pirate's scabbard -.I was actually beginning to like you! Swords are drawn. and the Pirates attack. JACK (CONT'D) Use it well.INT. WILL You've been planning this from the beginning.did I really seem that clever? Before Will can answer. He draws his own sword -.and clobbers the Pirate.tosses it to Will. JACK Oh. Barbossa and the other pirates stare in shock -BARBOSSA Confound it. each with his own style: Will parries.NIGHT Will. please -. . fists. who catches it despite his sursprise. glissades and dissarms with lightening fast and perfect form. acrobatics and anything within reach to survive.MAIN CAVERN . while Jack uses his blade. Jack and Will take on multiple opponents. glares at Jack. Since you learned my name. guarded by pirates. Jack takes the opportunity to move toward him.

Royal Navy against Skeleton Pirates -The Navy men are driven back. ISLA DE MUERTA . ISLA DE MUERTA .NIGHT Gillette sees the Black Pearl firing on the Dauntless. in the midst of of a swordfight.we're the Navy! The sailors recover their nerve. and engage the enemy. Norrington.EXT. cannons blazing -EXT.BEACH . It's a full on battle. and charge the stunned sailors -. AnaMaria and Cotton. LAGOON . surrounded -Suddenly there is a massive BOOM of cannon fire. men! . tries to see -NORRINGTON (CONT'D) What is happening out there? EXT. manned by Gibbs.BEACH . The moon emerges from behind a cloud -Suddenly an army of SKELETON PIRATES rise up from the sea. men! Remember -. and captained by Elizabeth.NIGHT It's the Black Pearl.several men are struck down -NORRINGTON Steady. GILLETTE They're on our side! Take heart. coming around the point.NIGHT The sailors charge.

and catches Jack's sword with both hands. he drops his own sword -. CAVE . JACK BECOMES SKELETAL.he smashes Jacoby in the jaw.NIGHT Only two pirates left: Barbossa and Jacoby. BARBOSSA You can't beat me. sees it -. BARBOSSA Just so you know.MAIN CAVERN . Will battling Jacoby.The Royal Navy stand their ground and fight -INT. . Jacoby rounds on Will. Jack -. A mortal fool.I don't think you're that clever. making Barbossa laugh. Barbossa faces off against Jack. Jack drives him back. reverses it --. WILL Jack! Jack stares down at the sword jutting from his chest. I think you're a fool.when he steps into the moonlight. He takes a few steps backward.AND DRIVES THE SWORD INTO JACK'S CHEST. To prove his point. Barbossa twists the sword from Jack's grip. Jack can't free it. toward the Aztec gold -. JACK Remarkable how often those two traits coincide. Jack. crumpling him.

Barbossa charges -- . Both men are in moonlight now. two skeletons in pitched battle. where you can contemplate your folly forever. his attention focused on Jack. Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals. BARBOSSA Or I could chain you to a cannonball and drop you in the deepest part of the ocean. and rushes Jack. isn't that interesting. JACK (CONT'D) They're so pretty. He shoves Barbossa back. I guess. He pulls something from his pocket: one of the Aztec coins. Barbossa stalks the room. I just couldn't resist stealing one. out of the moonlight. It's a curse.JACK Well. locked in epic battle until the trumpets of Judgement Day? JACK Or you could surrender. BARBOSSA So what now. Skeleton Jack pulls the sword from his chest. Barbossa grabs up his sword.

and crumples to the ground. Ten years you carried that pistol. holding a bloody sword. drops from his hand. The pirates react to the sight. Barbossa clutches his chest. Barbossa stares. his left hand in a fist.NIGHT Murtogg FIRES a pistol at a pirate.A SHOT RINGS OUT -Jack stands out of the moonlight. He opens the fist --.. and quickly realize their . his face registering pain for the first time in years. screams in pain. ISLA DE MUERTA . It spreads quickly. holding his smoking pistol. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Hah. Will stands over the Aztec chest. Jack blows the smoke from the barrel of his pistol . flesh and blood again. Mullroy runs through another pirate with a sword. EXT. dead.. The pirate is hit. Barbossa falls heavily to the ground.the medallion. then looks down at his chest. revealing the cut in his palm. WILL He didn't waste it. Blood blossoms on his shirt around the bullet hole. and you end up wasting your shot. tosses it away. blood covering it. still aimed at Barbossa.BEACH .

peril. They set their weapons down in surrender. EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - LAGOON - NIGHT The Black Pearl comes alongside the Dauntless, and Jack's crew swarm across, overwhelming the pirates. The sailors on the beach see it, and CHEER. INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Will wraps a cloth around his palm; Jack joins him near the chest. WILL Well, you're the worst pirate I've ever heard of. (smiles) You're a man who can be trusted, who can be counted on, and who can't betray his friends. What kind of pirate is that? JACK (admits it) The worst. (beat) On the other hand, maybe I'm a man who can't pass up a chance for revenge against the black-hearted bastard who stole my ship and left me to die in the middle of the ocean -- twice! -- and who knows how to get what he wants. Now that's a great pirate.

Jack cuts his palm, grips the coin he stole above the chest ... and then hesitates. Will looks at him ... Jack releases the coin. It lands in the chest beside the other bloody coin. Suddenly, the lid of the chest, all on its own, SLAMS SHUT. Elizabeth stares at it. WILL Let's get out of here. EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - BEACH - NIGHT - LATER Jack, Will and Norrington gather together on the beach. Elizabeth calls out: ELIZABETH You're all right! The three men turn as one. An awkward moment -- which of them does she mean? Elizabeth races across the sand, toward them -- and straight to Will. She throws her arms around his neck in a hug. WILL Miss Swann -- are you wearing trousers? And how did you get off the island? Elizabeth can't believe that's what he noticed. Indignant, she steps away from him.

ELIZABETH Yes, I am wearing trousers. And as for how we got off the island -ah, that's a grand adventure, but now is not the time to talk about it. She reaches a hand behind his neck, decisively kisses him. ELIZABETH There. And don't you dare tell me that wasn't a proper kiss! WILL Elizabeth, I think it doesn't matter that we are of a different class -ELIZABETH It doesn't! WILL -- but that was not a proper kiss. Pure consternation on Elizabeth's face -WILL (CONT'D) This is a proper kiss. Will sweeps her in his arms, leans her back, and kisses her long and well -Jack puts a hand on Norrington's shoulder. JACK Tough luck. I was rooting for you.

In the crowd.. It seems to me. SWANN By your leave. PORT ROYAL . the law is clear. Swann.with Will as the defendant. He stands straight and unmoving. She lets go as Swann stands. NORRINGTON .EXT. I wish to speak on behalf of the boy.DAY Close on: Will's face. standing before for a group of witnesses from town. staring forward. The penalty for piracy is death by hanging. (a glance at Elizabeth) It is clear that these deeds were performed out of a sincere desire to do good. that in rare occasion where the right course is committing an act of piracy. Elizabeth squeezes the hand of her father. at great personal risk. A trial is underway -. It is the courtyard on top of Fort Charles. stoic. Around him are members of the Royal Navy. then an act of piracy is the right course! (cheers of approval) So in my capacity as Governor.FORT CHARLES . I intend to grant a pardon to -GILLETTE . and though I do say so with regret..

. you? No. You? Not me. he swings off the one empty gallows. Gillette stands at the top of a stairway. they must have been set free. The ship cuts through the waters very close to the point --. not me either! Swann notices something on the parapet.where the gallows of the pirates are. on the point. That's all he . GILLETTE (CONT'D) Jack and his crew have escaped! (gasps from the crowd) There was no damage to the cell . Will and Elizabeth exchange looks. Sure enough..Sir! All eyes turn.. twirls a key on his finger. GILLETTE Sir! Shall I break out the cannons? NORRINGTON I don't think that will be necessary. across and down onto the ship's rigging as it passes.. below in the bay are the distinctive black sails of the Pearl. points -SWANN The Black Pearl! People rush to the parapet. Norrington raises his hand . NORRINGTON (CONT'D) A day's head start. Suddenly Jack appears.

and all is right with the world. Jack stands at the wheel: he's got his ship back.you and Cotton. a pirate's life for me . ho.DAY Jack monkeys down the rigging. sir! JACK Mr. organize a cleaning detail -. ho.gets. executes a salute. Will. It feels good -. then takes the wheel. yo." He realizes what he's doing and smiles. Gibbs. BLACK PEARL ..STERN DECK . AnaMaria is at the wheel. aye. I want every inch of the Pearl spic-andspan and ship-shape! Gibbs actually stomps the deck. Elizabeth and Swann look out toward the ocean -EXT.. and we . He begins to unconsciously hum: "Yo..right -. He enjoys it.the Black Pearl is yours! Jack runs a hand lovingly along the rail. JACK AnaMaria. the orchestra takes over as the Black Pearl sails for uncharted waters . and then shifts to 'Captain' mode. ANAMARIA Capatin Sparrow -.in his hands. trim the mainsail! ANAMARIA Aye..

FADE UP large words in script: THE END FADE OUT and CREDITS ROLL .

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