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THE FADES - Episode 1 - PINK AMENDS - 04.04.11
EXT. URBAN STREET / ALLEY. NIGHT 1 (19.05) We establish on the town twinkling at night.
EXT. URBAN STREET / ALLEY. NIGHT 1 (19.05) It’s dark. Very dark. SARAH, wearing a scarf, shines a torch around a street. SARAH I know you think this is ridiculous. But I - saw it - Neil. She points a torch one way. She points a torch another. She turns a blind corner and turns left and right. SARAH (CONT’D) Because they’re coming Neil, I’ve seen it. SARAH frowns. SARAH (CONT’D) Hinkley Way Shopping Centre - meet me there. She hears the noise of a bin clattering. She points a torch towards it. Her torch hits a person. Crouched in the dark. He looks a mess. It’s POLUS. SARAH (CONT’D) Hello? There is liquid all around him. It could be blood, it could be rust. SARAH (CONT’D) Neil. Hang on... She takes the phone from her ear but doesn’t disconnect. She looks again at POLUS. SARAH (CONT’D) You OK? She approaches. There is a sound. It’s a sound we’re going to hear a lot of. The sound of something breathing without a throat. A sound akin to a fish dying in the open air.
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SARAH (CONT’D) Are you... hurt? POLUS’ eyes are revealed - they burn amber. SARAH (CONT’D) Can you... Suddenly POLUS turns and lunges straight at her. There isn’t even time for SARAH to scream. The phone spins out of her hand and across the floor and we spin with it. We close on the phone. NEIL (O.S.) Sarah... Sarah... SARAH! And from that shout we crash into titles. The Fades Episode One Touch 2 3 OMITTED INT. DR TREMLETT’S OFFICE. NIGHT 1 (19.05) Close on the face of PAUL, 17, and with eyes to die for. He sits uncomfortably for a moment, and then shifts. DR TREMLETT (O.S.) So how’s college? We pull back and he’s sitting in a large psychiatrist’s office. The office is somehow too big. Too long. It’s lit like a Frank Lloyd Wright museum exhibit. It feels odd. The clock is ticking. PAUL is picking at his nails. DR TREMLETT is watching him. The clock’s ticks are the loudest things in the room. PAUL Yeah. Fine. Tick. Tick. Tick. DR TREMLETT How’s the target setting going? 2 3
PAUL says nothing.and then one by one this fat family they turned into penguins . Well. DR TREMLETT It can be. But I’m interested.THE FADES .appraising..they were all fat I remember . DR TREMLETT Understood. Tick. PAUL I don’t want to talk about my dreams. PAUL controls himself. Tick.and then I couldn’t find the fish to feed them and the car’s air-conditioning was drying their skin. Suddenly slightly emotional. DR TREMLETT looks at PAUL .04.04. DR TREMLETT Your Mum said you’ve been having your dreams again. I was in a car. Tick. PAUL turns and looks at DR TREMLETT PAUL OK. DR TREMLETT (CONT’D) So what do you want to do? .this family .Episode 1 . So they slowly died and then rotted. Tick.PINK AMENDS .this fat family . I’m not here to trick you. OK? PAUL turns and looks back at him. Tick. PAUL looks up at DR TREMLETT. Tick.11 3 PAUL Fine. DR TREMLETT (CONT’D) Do you want to talk about them? PAUL Isn’t talking about dreams boring? TREMLETT smiles at PAUL. who is looking at his fingers.. DR TREMLETT Paul. and I was driving these people .
. your d-a-w-g. He doesn’t look at him. PAUL I know. Beep. MAC grins. I’d be your ‘dawg’ .. MAC rides after him. MAC Brap. PAUL Beep.10) PAUL enters the street and heads toward MAC. 4 EXT. PAUL I’ll keep you in mind. MAC smiles at his passing friend.04. PAUL (CONT’D) I want to know . He stands and walks to the window. PAUL starts to ride. If you asked me nicely. Tick. NIGHT 1 (19. geeky.. PAUL Yeah? I really hope you’re right. I want to know whether. Tick. but with eyebrows you want to love. you know I don’t like that word and you’re not mad.11 4 PAUL I want to know if.you know. I’m not your dog. STREET. We close in on PAUL’s face. 17.what does madness look like? DR TREMLETT Paul. MAC picks up his bike... MAC Just so you know.THE FADES . MAC (CONT’D) Still crazy? 4 .PINK AMENDS .. We go supertight.Episode 1 .04. MAC Apart from in the American sense. Tick. PAUL gets on his bike.
15) They ride their bikes through dirty grass under fluorescent lights.? MAC Besides. you promised. ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE . ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE . PAUL .” MAC “Neo. PAUL “You promised.GATES. MAC fucks around a bit. PAUL Always good to know.” 7 6 5 .. MAC Good to know. We watch them ride off together.04. It’s my turn. Music begins to play. sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.Episode 1 . PAUL is steadier.. PAUL This is a bad idea.PINK AMENDS .04. NIGHT 1 (19.CAR PARK. MAC Correction: This is a good idea with bad possibilities. NIGHT 1 (19.15) They wind their way up and across the car park roof.What does that even. 5 EXT. 7 EXT. It’s my turn..16) MAC is trying to pry the boards open on the shopping centre fixed entrance.ENTRANCE. PAUL is holding the bikes..THE FADES . NIGHT 1 (19. We watch from the back of them. ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE . 6 EXT.11 5 PAUL Still crazy.
MAC picks up and pokes at the bird with a stick. Cybernetic Organisms. MAC (laugh) I’ll cook it. And don’t poke it too hard. MAC (O.UPPER FLOOR / LOWER FLOOR. PAUL It must have got trapped in here. NIGHT 1 (19.S. MAC enters. Looks around.11 6 The board is pried apart.Episode 1 . Shapes. Well done. OK? For my horror. Ectoplasmic residue.04. Titanium rechargers. 8 INT. 8 . On the floor.PINK AMENDS .04. if you eat it. Anything that can be MAC realises PAUL isn’t listening. I want to see if I can suck the dirty heroin out.16) MAC steps into the gloom of a cathedral like deserted shopping centre.THE FADES . MAC has approached behind PAUL.) (CONT’D) You’ve found a dead thing. ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE . it could still be alive. Strange things. MAC (CONT’D) We’re in. MAC You see? What’s not to like? PAUL Remind me what we’re looking for again? MAC Used junkie needles. and picks up a stick and uses it to unfurl the dead bird’s wing. MAC (CONT’D) We’re looking for film props. PAUL It’s a thrush. PAUL hesitates. PAUL stops by a dead bird. PAUL bends in really close. who turns to look at his friend.
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MAC pokes it hard. The bird doesn’t move. MAC laughs. MAC You pick it up I’ll let you throw it at me. No dibs, nothing. A total freebie. But you’ve got to pick it up. PAUL Yeah. We’re definitely too old for that. MAC looks at his friend and smiles. MAC OK. If I pick it up, can I throw it at you? PAUL (laugh) Fuck off. MAC bends and PAUL moves away quickly, laughing. MAC picks the bird up and then instantly drops it hollering. His hands are covered in blood and grime. He’s gone straight through the skin into the bird’s fleshy innards. That bird died a bloody death. MAC SHIT! PAUL laughs. MAC looks at his hands, quite traumatised. MAC (CONT’D) Look at - oh the - oops PAUL cycles away from MAC, who thinks about staying traumatised, before deciding to hare it after his friend instead. MAC (CONT’D) I’m going to wipe this shit all-over your hair you know that? PAUL laughs hard as he cycles away. MAC (CONT’D) You’re in trouble now boy. MAC grabs his bike to follow. But the chain has come off. MAC (CONT’D) No. No. Shit. He kicks his bike. Back to PAUL who is cycling like his life depends on it and having a great time.
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He looks back, then forward again: he’s heading toward an escalator too fast to stop. The best he can do is hang on for dear life and try to maintain control. PAUL Shit! Shit! Shit! He’s almost made it all the way when his bike goes from under him and he goes arse over tit, tumbling down. 9 INT. ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE - LOWER FLOOR. NIGHT 1 (19.18) PAUL lands hard. Ow. His bike is buckled. He is hurt. He looks at his hands and his arm. He’s badly scraped himself. His eyes fill with tears, but like a good teenage boy he blinks them back. He touches his arm tenderly. PAUL Shit. And then he stands and starts brushing his knees and clothes down. Then, suddenly, he stops There’s a man pointing a gun at him. NEIL Friend... Are you a friend? PAUL What? NEIL Where’s Sarah? I’m looking for Sarah. PAUL Who? NEIL I will shoot. PAUL Why? NEIL lifts his gun and shoots. PAUL ducks. PAUL (CONT’D) Jesus! PAUL is very scared and slightly - pissed off. 9
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PAUL (CONT’D) I’m not even supposed to be here. It was my friend’s idea of a fun night out. NEIL looks at him for another second.
Three times. PAUL Shit. It’s SARAH. PAUL thinks.THE FADES . There is kinetic movement.11 9 NEIL Who are you? Then a body comes crashing down from the skylight behind them. It lands with a slight thud and crunch. NEIL Run. This is scary. PAUL What? NEIL Run. NEIL lifts his gun and shoots again.Episode 1 . NEIL looks at the body. A shadow. He now has SARAH on his back. Glass and debris surround it. Then up at PAUL. NEIL notices. bends. Twice. 10 INT. It may be a young FADE GIRL (in fact it is.04. It’s got a strange sort of loping movement.04. And then the gun jams. NEIL turns and runs. There is something lit in the far distance. He notices running shapes on the walls behind him. And another. NEIL looks around for somewhere to escape to. And the shape keeps moving. There are shadows. He hits a dead end. we’ll meet her later). Then around the top of the shopping centre a figure flits by.PINK AMENDS . Once. A shape. 10 .TOP CORRIDOR. There is nowhere. And then runs hard after NEIL. NIGHT 1 (19. ABANDONED SHOPPING CENTRE .20) NEIL runs quickly. Something. The shape moves towards NEIL. He looks back. picks up a bullet casing at his feet looks at it. Crash. Bang. He grimaces. but it’s too far away for us to see.
touch now . He is kissing VICKY rabidly. He licks it slightly.? POLUS extends his tongue . But slowly inevitably POLUS gains control. PAUL slowly tries to disappear. 11 INT.? There is a splash and dash of kinetic movement as NEIL and POLUS struggle with each other.he can’t. . NEIL (CONT’D) You can . ABANDONED SUPERMARKET .THE FADES . And sees PAUL can see them.11 10 NEIL puts SARAH down. NEIL is pinned to the floor. This is horrific.21) His eyes filled with tears. NEIL screams. He sees PAUL. He is sent hard to the ground. 12 INT. His face the same yellowish black and white. She’s hot. And the thing that’s landed on NEIL. NIGHT 1 (21. He tries not to listen as NEIL continues to scream.Episode 1 . POLUS opens his mouth and makes a sound like hell. NEIL’s eyeball clouds over milky.HALLWAY. Bang. No.TOP CORRIDOR.. NEIL (CONT’D) How can you . His flesh looks rotten. And then he sees something which surprises him even more. It’s extraordinary. It’s POLUS.PINK AMENDS .04. First it looks like NEIL will get the upper hand. Suddenly NEIL’s attacked not from the front but by a blur from behind him.and hangs it on NEIL’s eyeball..50) 12 11 MARK opens the door and falls through it. NEIL looks up and sideways and all around.04.. he readies himself for attack.. there is no escape. NIGHT 1 (19. NEIL (CONT’D) No. There’s only one problem . Come-on. he faces the shape. MARK’S HOUSE . NEIL Come-on.
She takes off her top.04. she’s pissed. VICKY And do you do this a lot Mark? MARK What? VICKY Pick up random strangers in bars and take them home with you. And puts a pill on her tongue. Quite a lot. This is new.and fall against the stairs. She breaks off. MARK Yeah. Second left. They breath heavily.. MARK thinks and then grins. VICKY Where’s the bedroom? MARK Top of the stairs.. MARK grins and takes of his jeans as he stumbles up the stairs after her. They’re both pissed. They kiss deeply. She takes knickers off from beneath her skirt. VICKY (CONT’D) What’s your name again? MARK Mark.11 11 They keep kissing . VICKY smiles at him. She’s less good at this than she’d like to be. He almost pulls her top off her. .PINK AMENDS . VICKY dislocates and laughs again. She dangles her knickers in her hand as she continues. VICKY laughs. Ingesting the pill. VICKY Are you a bad man Mark? MARK I can be. He takes off his. She walks up the stairs.THE FADES .04. She stumbles slightly. She kicks off her shoes as she does. Then takes a small baggie from her pocket.Episode 1 . VICKY Careful.
MARK (CONT’D) No.. MARK No. MARK charges in after her . 13 INT.ready.04. Only technically. MARK’S HOUSE . No. The mortgage payments were too much for only one of us to handle alone. She drops her knickers on the floor with a theatricality.04.it can get tricky...THE FADES .51) She turns on the light and walks in. But he’s too late. I mean .PINK AMENDS . half off. Not there. 13 . VICKY Right. VICKY approaches a picture. This is my wife’s room.. VICKY Matadors . OK tiger.Episode 1 .SARAH’S ROOM... VICKY Jesus. MARK Well.11 12 She walks into the door on the first left. What is it? MARK I told you.his jeans half on. He’s angry. It’s a normal looking room.we’re separated. It’s just . VICKY What? MARK Just. A bed sits in the middle of it. VICKY But you live together? MARK Again.. VICKY stops everything. MARK watches. NIGHT 1 (21. I say wife..only in the most technical sense . She looks at it.
you know. 13A . MARK (O.PINK AMENDS . NEIL’S CARAVAN.and she’s fine with me having sex.11 13 MARK (CONT’D) I mean.) Yeah. VICKY She’s pretty. having fun. MARK Yeah.Episode 1 .in here. VICKY This her? It’s a picture of SARAH. We’re only technically .technicalities . Outside. VICKY And I’m going to go now.04. She looks over a few more photos.55) NEIL carries SARAH toward the caravan. With her hands in the air. We look at it too. 13A EXT.? MARK looks back at the photograph of his wife.for a quick shag on a night out. NIGHT 1 (21. VICKY You’re in none of them..THE FADES . VICKY turns and looks at MARK. MARK There might be one or two. MARK Yeah.technically He thinks and deflates slightly. I knew she’d be out . I know.. VICKY Few too many .S. MARK (CONT’D) I just didn’t want you . MARK Yeah.04.
BEDROOM. APOCALYPSE.. NEIL re-enters carrying a drip.. NEIL'S CARAVAN ..04.. confused.. There’s ash everywhere. He tries to find a vein in SARAH’s arm. He attaches it messily to the curtain rail above the bed.04. NEIL'S CARAVAN .Episode 1 .. NEIL looks at the blood and takes out his phone. He gets an answerphone message. it’s bleeding profusely. Ash flakes fall from the sky like snow. he’s concentrating on SARAH. But he’s not concentrating on that.BEDROOM. NEIL turns on a calor gas lamp . We close in on SARAH’S face.his eye comes into focus. SARAH looks up at them and scans the sky.. She puts her hand up to catch a piece of ash and the images seem to slow as she does.. 14 15 16 OMITTED EXT. DAY X SARAH. 17 . Sarah’s hurt. 15 16 17 INT.PINK AMENDS .. or clean. NIGHT 1 (21.56) SARAH And I feel. Music plays .THE FADES .a driving rhythm with an ethereal quality. NEIL Helen? Answer the phone. This is a guy who doesn’t do tidy. SARAH And I’m alone.11 14 14 INT. VISION. stands alone in a world of. I feel. There are clothes and books everywhere. NIGHT 1 (21.... they hurt her. SARAH There’s ash. And bodies all around. She frowns... Helen? NEIL exits the room. ash.55) NEIL carries SARAH into the room and puts her down softly on the unmade skanky looking bed.
.loved him. And I wish known that . stumbling some more.PINK AMENDS .before. she knows what it is. I see it now. He’s evolving. Suddenly she reaches out and grabs NEIL’s face she pulls him closer towards her. And he will lead other people through.Episode 1 . SARAH You tell Mark. unsure again. NEIL I can’t find... It’s ash.. APOCALYPSE. Everybody dies. She’s dead.. NEIL slaps her arm repeatedly. Her face crunches like a little girl. SARAH He’s changing Neil. 19 INT. Do you hear me Neil? The future. I loved him. Deeply exasperated. I can’t find a vein. Save your strength. NEIL'S CARAVAN . some lands on NEIL’s face. NIGHT 1 (21. NEIL I knew you shouldn’t have been out alone. The world is.. It’s inevitable. DAY X SARAH is alone.. NEIL Sarah. I always . What did he do to you? 18 EXT. My visions were right. VISION.04. She coughs blood again. Her face achieves a restful state..? . dying. We all are.04. Blood comes out. that mattered was Mark.57) SARAH coughs again.. Sarah. some lands on the dirty pillow beneath her.. He’s getting stronger. You’re in so much danger. Everybody’s dead. she touches it.THE FADES . The can All I’d SARAH Fades are coming. You tell Mark. NEIL Sarah.11 15 SARAH (CONT’D) Don’t you see? This proves it.BEDROOM. I don’t want to 19 18 SARAH falls back and away.
PAUL says nothing. Well. Ash flakes fall from the sky like snow. NEIL slumps.11) PAUL wakes with a start. He frowns and puts his hand up to catch one. DAY 2 (08. pulls his pyjama bottoms off.PINK AMENDS . wipes down his legs with them. MEG Morning love. PAUL’S HOUSE .THE FADES .. trying hard to maintain her smile. enters the room joyfully.11 16 He checks her pulse. He moves out of the way and looks at the patch with scorn.Episode 1 . And he’s alone in it... He checks her pulse again. bouncy. MEG tries to help again. She notices the bed things.04. MEG (CONT’D) Oh. MEG No. PAUL I got it Mum.. A world of just ash. PAUL Mum.BEDROOM/LANDING. DAY X PAUL stands in a world of ash just like the one SARAH was just in. He quickly realises he’s wet his bed. He shoulders her off. VISION. her corpse behind him on his own bed. 20 EXT. She takes a step back.. his head in his hands.04.. He half climbs over her. 21 INT. as joyful as you get when you’re trying to be sweet to your mixed-up teenage son. early-40s. pulls on a pair of tracky bottoms. He knows. 21 20 . MEG attempts to help him. MEG. and begins to change his bed things. OK. He checks her breath. He gets up angrily. APOCALYPSE. You don’t.
12) PAUL charges down the stairs past his sister ANNA.11 17 MEG Nothing to be ashamed of. I’m trying to be .of course you’re a man. MEG laughs. Holding her nails up as if to dry them. It isn’t. Now. PAUL’S HOUSE . PAUL Mum. MEG Paul.. DAY 2 (08. And then immediately regrets it.PINK AMENDS . PAUL steams out of the room. PAUL runs through her hands.04.Episode 1 .. PAUL Who said it was a dream? MEG Dr Tremlett PAUL blanches at the mention of that name. leaving his Mum with the dirty sheets.THE FADES .. PAUL has gone. No. MEG No. PAUL Yeah... who is ascending in the opposite direction. I’m not a kid anymore. PAUL Yeah.. He pulls on a top and some other clothes. MEG No. it is. PAUL (CONT’D) Thanks. ANNA Ow! Don’t..04. It’s just the way you said it it was funny .STAIRS. 22 .. You’ve ruined. PAUL! 22 INT. OK? I’m not your boy. These nails are new and all monkeybreath. do you remember what the dream was about PAUL’s smile fades.a man.
. Mark. He checks where he is..04. MARK Sorry.11 18 ANNA (CONT’D) Paul.. He realises this is a room he should not be in. MEG I just .04. MEG Leave him be. HELEN yelps.THE FADES . Sorry Sarah. MARK’S HOUSE .. HELEN Jesus. MARK sits up.. MEG listens to the door to the kitchen slam (PAUL). And MARK yelps back. ANNA (CONT’D) You’re going to have to write me a note. PAUL! MEG appears at the top of the stairs.PINK AMENDS . Hi.but he should be wanking. 23 . DAY 2 (08.SARAH’S BEDROOM.I don’t know what’s going on with him. there’s no way I’m gonna make first lesson. not pissing... gonna have to start these again.Episode 1 . Carrying PAUL’s damp sheets. slumps and says nothing.22) MARK wakes to hear the sound of rummaging through the room. ANNA It’s called being a teenage boy . 23 INT. MARK looks at HELEN . You surprised me. ANNA I think he’s cracked a nail.annoyed. ANNA looks up at her Mum. MARK Helen? HELEN Hi.. She looks again at her nails .slightly astonished.
And before you ask . but I’m not taking sides. Her hands now free. she undoes her coat. Then smiles. Yeah.. HELEN That’ll explain this.PINK AMENDS . MARK You don’t fancy some breakfast do you? . MARK looks at her.here? HELEN I’m stealing things.. Sarah gave me her key yesterday. and for the first time we realise she’s wearing a dog collar.. MARK This is my house. HELEN (CONT’D) Don’t look Sarah’s style.04..but I’m pretty sure she wouldn’t like you in her room. last night was a bit. MARK (CONT’D) It’s good to see you. I don’t know where she is . HELEN Half of it.04. MARK raises an eyebrow... MARK It was less fun than you think HELEN I’m not taking sides Mark.no.Episode 1 .doing . I know. asked me to pick something up. I think it’s a sorry mess.. A gun. MARK What you ..11 19 We cut to behind HELEN’s back.THE FADES . She’s tucking a small gun into the back of her trousers. What are you doing here? HELEN smiles. She lifts up Vicky’s knickers. HELEN Good to see you too. MARK I got a bit. MARK No.
DAY 2 (08. we’re the unwanted.. 24 25 26 27 .‘St Barnabas Secondary School and Sixth Form College. MURDER. No-one turns around or even looks at them. Someone spits on MAC’s back as he passes. MAC This is a . but slightly disappointed.. 24 25 26 27 OMITTED OMITTED OMITTED EXT. MARK gets up and leaves the room. But ignores it. MAC MURDER. we’re the invisible in this school..04.THE FADES .11 20 HELEN smiles.. And stuffs the gun into her handbag.PLAYGROUNDS.bullet.Episode 1 . MAC (CONT’D) Like any of them pay the slightest attention to what we do. Looks at it. PAUL I know Mac. I’VE JUST BEEN SHOT! PAUL flinches away. We’re the unwashed. His friend high fives him.satisfied. HELEN Thought you’d never ask. MAC knows it’s there. HELEN breaths and takes out the gun. And a school sign . SCHOOL .50) Establish on a school.04. MAC is holding a bullet casing up to the light despite the crowd of kids around them.PINK AMENDS . will you put it away? MAC turns and shouts at the top of his lungs. MAC looks at them all .’ MAC and PAUL are amongst those thronging through the school gates.
and PAUL hates it. Beside her walks JAY. 28 INT. PAUL Not exciting.CORRIDOR.PINK AMENDS . In a very MAC way. And PAUL and MAC push through the double doors.. DAY 2 (08. Her eyes flare . beautiful. ANNA turns.surprised.identical . But the world is even more crowded inside the school walls. Which makes my best friend Indiana Jones.11 21 MAC (CONT’D) And this is a bullet. How we came out of the same egg is a mystery to me. PAUL summons courage. SCHOOL .04. PAUL (CONT’D) Hi..04. ANNA Fuck off Paul. 17. ANNA sticks a finger up at him. Which makes it even more exciting. You’re retarded.twins there are certain differences between us if you hadn’t noticed. Which my best friend claims was fired at him.THE FADES . PAUL is really confused and his friend isn’t helping. ANNA Yeah. His sister ANNA passes him in the opposite direction. A strange bullet casing. MAC A bullet. MAC smiles .. We came out of the same womb. And a slightly odd one I think. She turns to look at him .she doesn’t want to be acknowledged by PAUL not now . (MORE) 28 .not here. As they walk on by. Egg and we’d be . PAUL Womb.. JAY What? And if her surprise wasn’t bad enough.53) MAC is still going. Jay. MAC laughs.amused by all this.Episode 1 . PAUL is equally surprised the words have come out of his mouth.
PAUL Mac. A girl goes into the cubicle next to them. DAY 2 (08. PAUL thinks and then pushes MAC through a toilet door. 30 INT.he doesn’t want to be out here talking anymore. MAC (CONT’D) Or .54) PAUL climbs on the toilet seat..PINK AMENDS . That was smooth by the way. MAC’s eyebrows move up and down furiously. He’s trying not to laugh. The door starts to swing open.. right? PAUL You’re not taking this very seriously.GIRLS’ TOILETS. I’m scared.04. pulls MAC onto him and clamps his hand over MAC’s mouth. 22 PAUL looks around . MAC Minus the sex of course. PAUL thinks quickly and pushes MAC and himself into a toilet cubicle. 30 29 . I’m actually probably the most heterosexual person you know. DAY 2 (08..53) MAC and PAUL are surprised to find themselves in a girls’ toilets. hetero-ual..04. An empty girls’ toilets thankfully. You do know this is the girl’s toilets. SCHOOL .Marion Ravenwood from Raiders when feeling particularly confused.11 MAC (CONT'D) Which is good because I always wanted to be Short Round from Temple of Doom. MAC almost explodes. I’m a.GIRL'S TOILET CUBICLE.. MAC What did you do that for? The Marion Ravenwood quip? Don’t worry I’m not going to come out to you. She farts.. He thumps the side of a tampon machine and checks whether anything falls out.THE FADES . SCHOOL .Episode 1 . 29 INT. But MAC’s attention is elsewhere. She starts to pee.
You got some? PAUL thinks and then tears off some toilet paper with his free hand and passes it under the cubicle wall.11 23 A GIRL Oh.THE FADES . PAUL looks at MAC. They both flinch slightly. His shoulders uncurl . Sitting in a girls’ toilet with your best friend can do that to a man. Wipes.. MAC (CONT’D) I’m taking this very seriously.PINK AMENDS . I’m just.. you just got shot at.. nothing pronounced. MAC Mate.old and new testament when we were watching Jaws. PAUL Shut-up. Beautiful things. Flushes. Naturally. The girl takes the paper from him. And they don’t touch much so this touch is important.04. PAUL There’s the female mystique fucked then? MAC Sadly. that might genuinely have been the most sexual experience of my entire life.. Leaves. I talk when I’m nervous. PAUL laughs in spite of himself. The first time he’s smiled all day. PAUL laughs.Episode 1 . I once told my mother the entire plot of the Bible .04. MAC smiles gently at his friend then touches his shoulder. She was enthralled..he starts to feel . It’s just a tap. I ain’t got any toilet paper. I’ve been having. PAUL lets go of MAC’s mouth.. PAUL These dreams.I don’t know relaxed. Nothing held. MAC looks up and grins. . Those are natural things.
But that gunk you have your hand . 32 31 . everyone.that’s the miracle of life right there baby.proves it doesn’t it? That the dreams are sort of . DAY 2 (08. disappointed.THE FADES . MAC (CONT’D) That is such a compliment! Heather Langenkamp is an utter legend.but I think it was a human he was fighting with and ..the gun .PINK AMENDS .real .he fought with this . 32 INT. despise and ignore them. DAY 2 (08. PAUL follows him out.11 24 MAC unlocks and leaves the cubicle with a theatrical flourish.are coming true. Right there. You need to clean yourself up in the morning.which means I’m .your junk . PAUL Mac. MAC Your . MAC Heather Langenkamp from Nightmare On Elm Street? PAUL looks at MAC.GIRLS’ TOILETS. I followed him. Don’t you understand? The dreams my dreams .Episode 1 . They walk past those that hate..04.the gun was .creature .56) MAC Yeah. for the first time apprehensive.CORRIDOR.which means I’m .what? MAC considers for a long time.57) MAC hurries to catch PAUL up as he walks down the corridor. And then exits the bathroom. 31 INT. He frowns. SCHOOL . MAC stops.the bullet .dreams .are coming true? PAUL When that guy shot at me. SCHOOL .04. He fought with . aware of danger from all sides. Which is.I can’t describe him but he wasn’t human . He smiles. well.
MAC But of course I believe you.04.. MAC smiles at the memory.PINK AMENDS . PAUL I just wanted someone who’d . PAUL turns. but honestly mate .04. And you’re taking the piss. PAUL And .THE FADES .I’m .11 25 MAC OK.do you think ..the film is not as good. MAC and PAUL remain. And this time PAUL follows him. They face each other. still really upset. .mad? MAC tries to think how to phrase this. PAUL So you said ‘oh he must’ve shit himself then’ and everyone laughed and I became known as Chocky. PAUL is slightly surprised in return. MAC is surprised.Episode 1 . The bell rings.. MAC You remember that time you shit yourself on cub camp and I told you PAUL To tell everyone I’d sat in dog shit. MAC Have I let you down since? Let anyone laugh at you since.believe me. I’ll be Heather you be Kim Myers from Nightmare on Elm Street 2. kids from all sides enter classrooms. PAUL You do? MAC Ya-huh. Then turns and starts to walk down the corridor. MAC And then everyone pointed out that we hadn’t seen dogs for miles..
PINK AMENDS . he’s not letting it faze him. looking at it carefully for signs of having been gnawed at by other animals. special. STEVE is also in the class. MAC Special. Full of energy. The class laugh. Get ready. MARK (CONT’D) OK.11 26 PAUL Only because you’re way more unpopular than me. FIELDS. you know.04. History.33) NEIL. checks a rabbit trap and pulls out a bird that’s somehow been trapped inside it.04. DAY 2 (12. 34 33 . 33 INT. SCHOOL .01) They sit.Episode 1 . That’s the one. PAUL Special? MAC smiles at his friend. MARK OK. He looks at it closely. MARK is one of those teachers. OK. MARK enters. I’m petrified. MAC You’re scared? My only friend is either a lunatic or Heather Langenkamp. DAY 2 (09. His story. we’ll find a way to cope with that. Well. That you’re. PAUL I’m scared Mac.THE FADES . It’s dead.MARK'S CLASSROOM. And whatever is going on in his life. Who’s ready for the holocaust? 34 EXT. It’s time for his story. But it’s equally possible what you’re seeing is what other people can’t. The good ones. MAC If you’re mad. still looking just as unwashed and with an improvised eyepatch over his eye (Sellotape holding in place some sort of padding).
Another surprise entrance from the vicar.PINK AMENDS . HELEN This isn’t a place .now very visible in the day light . She gets everywhere.it’s a hole. There’s no clue there. it’d smell terrible.Episode 1 .is a mixture of mould and damp. He puts it in the sink.. It’s a mess. He pulls out a bottle and smells it. He turns and looks at her...S.11 27 He sees nothing. NEIL (CONT’D) Where were you last night? HELEN notices how gnarled up his face is. It’s not good.. The van .THE FADES . And then turns away and busies himself. He grimaces and puts it back in the fridge. NEIL puts a kettle on and checks the fridge for milk. 35 INT. HELEN steps out from her hiding place behind his cupboards. dead ahead.04. HELEN What’s happened to your eye? 35 . He takes the bird out of his satchel. Yeah.04.34) NEIL enters the van and puts his satchel on the side. HELEN (O. He puts it in his satchel and continues across the fields to home. which is a small caravan. He spreads the bird’s wings and looks at its body. Neil jumps. NEIL I love it how you feel free to just let yourself into people’s places whenever you like. DAY 2 (12.) I was hoping it was you. NEIL looks at her. slightly irritated. NEIL It’s safe here. NEIL'S CARAVAN. If we could smell it.
HELEN decides whether to explode or not . DAY 2 (12.11 28 The kettle begins to boil. From her place.scared. NEIL (CONT’D) I lost mine. HELEN talks softly. HELEN Oh.I was . you know? This is Sarah. Where were you? HELEN I had things to clean up. HELEN I got her gun.Episode 1 .PINK AMENDS . We’re your team. HELEN Neil. This is Sarah. This morning. NEIL looks coldly at HELEN for a beat and then exits to the bedroom.she decides not . They both stare at her a minute. My gun. NEIL I kept ringing. NEIL thinks.04.04. NEIL We need to bury her immediately. I got .she speaks softly.attacked me and I .S.lost it.THE FADES . 36 . We’re still a team. I collected it. NEIL (CONT’D) I shot it and then he . BEDROOM. NEIL reads the look. NEIL Good. HELEN thinks and then follows. NEIL'S CARAVAN.36) SARAH lies dead on NEIL’s bed.) No. This is hard. HELEN looks at NEIL sharply. NEIL (O. that’s the thing is it? You want a go at playing the man? 36 INT.
the future was ash. 38 37 . They are studying them with the determination of a specialist librarian. NEIL She said the attack proved her vision right that.. and . sits on the chair and.THE FADES . HELEN Yeah.38) MAC and PAUL are taking in the crisp collection. Let’s not get too dramatic shall we? 38 INT. He is breaking through he’s becoming flesh NEIL looks at HELEN. without explanation.11 29 HELEN Your eye looks painful Neil. 37 INT.everything ends. NEIL And if he becomes flesh.. MAC I just can’t decide if this a Cheese and Onion Wednesday sort of day or Salt and Vinegar Friday? PAUL It’s actually Friday.04. NEIL'S CARAVAN. It didn’t sound great.Episode 1 . DAY 2 (12.37) NEIL is moving an old.. Let me look at you first. NEWSAGENT. attaches his feet to the bottom legs using gaffer tape. HELEN I don’t understand why the attack proves NEIL It proves it because it’s never happened before. then so will others. so life will become death..04. The Fades are not supposed to be able to touch us. DAY 2 (12.PINK AMENDS . heavy. HELEN That’s a big assumption.. tubular metal chair with a raised back so that it’s under the window.as death becomes life. was death. So .. Her body can keep. That’s what her vision meant.
04.PINK AMENDS .11 30 MAC looks at PAUL . She smiles at RICHARD. MAC (CONT’D) Oh my God. MAC What? PAUL drags MAC down. didn’t even consider Smokey Bacon Monday. MAC Sometimes you’re disappointingly literal. MAC is dragged down out of view before she sees him. PAUL pops up his head from the shelves. MAC (CONT’D) Oh. MAC (CONT’D) What? He stands up. Both boys shoot down back out of view.Episode 1 .THE FADES . he sees JAY. JAY And ten Marlboro Lights. She’s super casual in her insouciant way. RICHARD OK love. PAUL Get down. She turns to go. JAY enters the shop. And then PAUL sees something. behind the till.disappointed. She’s given them. JAY turns towards the voice. Both look at JAY. MAC pops his head up too. MAC begins to grin. . She takes a coke from the fridge and then a strawberry sherbert lace from a box on the counter. She pays. He turns back to the crisps.04.
They both stare after her.04. yeah. RICHARD You got any ID kid? PAUL I’m 18. JAY grins and keeps walking towards the exit. Good. Hi. I’ve just got a young face. bye. MAC Yeah.gratefully . MAC Found it! PAUL turns .04. Trying to be all Clint Eastwood.. PAUL Yeah? MAC stands up behind him.. Pause. PAUL stands up from his hiding place. PAUL Welcome to the world of Beef and Onion Tuesday.PINK AMENDS . PAUL And ten Marlboro Lights. .11 31 She then walks down the aisle as she walks out. He’s holding a toilet plunger.and then sees what MAC is holding. She exits. PAUL thinks and picks up two packets of Beef and Onion and makes for the counter. That went well. PAUL Yeah. I mean.THE FADES . JAY Hi Paul. I mean. JAY See you Paul.Episode 1 . MAC Tuesday! Of course! PAUL lays them on the counter. Good. MAC (CONT’D) Not an entirely romantic instrument. He looks up confidently. Yeah. He looks at the plunger.
.04. 39 INT. You got any cash? MAC Does the Pope shit in the woods? PAUL turns back to RICHARD apologetically. RICHARD thinks . Sarah was the seer. He now can’t move from the chair.04. DAY 2 (12. HELEN I’ll do as I do. NEIL We can be safe out here.looks at the girl .and then hands him the fags. RICHARD If you’re from the thought police I’ll have your bollocks.THE FADES .41) NEIL finishes tying his feet and positions his hands crossed at the back of the chair. (MORE) 39 . I mean. PAUL Can I owe you £2? RICHARD laughs first. PAUL reaches into his pocket.11 32 MAC You can touch his stubble if you want. I’m grateful. RICHARD That’s £4. He mouths ‘please’ and indicates JAY standing outside the shop window lighting her fag.PINK AMENDS . NEIL'S CARAVAN. It’s nonnegotiable.10. OK son? PAUL Thanks. I mean.. winding the gaffer around his waist and chest.Episode 1 . NEIL You can move in here for a start. PAUL Mac. I’m not. HELEN We are not here to predict the future Neil. Then stops. HELEN wraps gaffer tape first around his hands and then around his bound hands and the whole of the chair.
.THE FADES .. But if the challenge is too great? If the Fades do break through? HELEN stops what she’s doing and looks at NEIL. MAC She loves you. He eats a crisp. MAC She loves you.PINK AMENDS . We take every challenge. MAC She loves you not.. He eats another crisp.04. Really.. she wraps gaffer tape around his forehead to the back of the chair. PAUL Mac. MAC She loves you not... 40 EXT. You need to . He eats a crisp. Does that make you feel better? NEIL half-smiles.. HELEN Then you’re right . DAY 2 (12. STREETS. He eats a crisp. PAUL Mac. PAUL Mac. PAUL I will use physical violence on you. NEIL I don’t like it when you swear. I know..42) PAUL and MAC walk companionably along a street..11 HELEN (CONT'D) Her inevitability isn’t ours. 33 NEIL As it comes.. She smiles and gaffers his mouth.Episode 1 . 40 .04.we’ll be fucked...stop.
PAUL says nothing.PINK AMENDS . She seems to surge with pain. We cut away as he hollers in pain from beneath his muzzle.. I’m going to have to scrape out the poison. She opens her bag. Golden light. Then as the room shakes around her . PAUL You need science.43) HELEN lifts up NEIL'S eye patch again.11 34 MAC This is science. She closes her eyes. MAC (CONT’D) Now that’s just childish. PAUL bangs on the underneath of the packet. then NEIL does too. lays out a surgical roll and selects her metal implement of choice. HELEN This is going to hurt. still talking under her breath as if inducing some sort of trance.Episode 1 ... He winces as she looks at the eye closely.. seeping puss.04. MAC And you need love Moby Dick. MAC grins and reaches to take another crisp. CARAVAN.04. It seems to last forever but it’s actually only moments before HELEN drops the metal implement and grips her hands around NEIL'S temples. MAC (CONT’D) She loves you. the crisps fly everywhere. NEIL steels himself as she leans over him and moves to clean out his eye.THE FADES . HELEN moves her hands over his eyes. 41 INT. It’s swollen and covered in dried blood. His lens is cloudy. DAY 2 (12. NEIL wants to buck in pain but he can't. milky. 41 . talking under her breath as her body suddenly tenses rigid.light comes from her hands. Suddenly she’s slammed back away from his body.
covered in sweat with dribble seeping from her mouth.she puts her hand on his shoulder as if unsteady.THE FADES . NEIL is still. You won’t see out of that again. NEIL Good. NEIL I know.save it. Then she opens her eyes. with brutal speed. Sarah. Either the world will end or we’ll stop him or something stronger will come along that can. They lie for as long as feels right.PINK AMENDS . as if lifeless. sniffs and wipes her mouth.. flexes its wings to dry them out. it’s simple. And then it takes off away. HELEN stirs. HELEN The truth is.her eyes are bloodshot. It crawls up on her nose. She stands up. HELEN And I will move in here. black butterfly emerges. she sucks in a breath like it's her first and then her mouth eeks open and a wet. all this. you know that? Any more than you could. then.Episode 1 .. And HELEN lies back . HELEN (CONT’D) I couldn’t . wobbles slightly and then walks over to him and gently kisses him on the forehead before undoing his gaffer muzzle. she is still. NEIL doesn't move. Just until we understand what’s happening.he infected your cornea.11 35 She lands hard at the corner of the caravan. This shouldn’t be rushed. Her injuries were too severe.04. HELEN (CONT’D) The eye’s dead . HELEN is thinking quick and hard. NEIL’s face tells a thousand stories. HELEN (CONT’D) I couldn’t have saved her. Neither are looking at each other . .. Stillness fills the air. HELEN looks around the room .. she’s used more energy than she’s got. and then his arm restraints.04.
ANNA (O.) If you dress like a slut people will treat you like a.S.thinking . There is an argument going on.) My Mum actually thinks I dress like a prostitute? There’s an ambition achieved. PAUL pauses on the stairs.S..Episode 1 .S.STAIRS. I may look cheap but you look dead. 42 INT. or I’ll take the other eye.) You look cheap Anna..S.. I’ve heard some of them do OK. 42 .) So I should take style advice from you should I.maybe about PAUL and then grins.11 36 NEIL frowns.PINK AMENDS .) Because I’ve asked you repeatedly to do it.04. PAUL’S HOUSE . NEIL You’re back on this ..creature who will save us all? HELEN Why not? He’s out there Neil .THE FADES .S.I know he is. MEG (O.S.04. NEIL He could be a woman you know. ANNA (O. DAY 2 (17. ANNA (O.) And I’ve told you repeatedly I won’t. HELEN laughs. PAUL shuts his door carefully behind him. HELEN Careful. MEG (O. NEIL considers this . listening to the two women argue.48) PAUL thunders up the stairs. MEG (O.
doing here? NEIL takes out an apple and bites into it. PAUL frowns at them and then sticks his cigarettes under them. 43 . NEIL’S wearing a patch over his damaged eye. PAUL What are you . He pulls a box from under the bed. ANNA (O. Particularly as she’s shouting.quite realistic .PINK AMENDS . he looks around for somewhere to stash the cigarettes. PAUL jumps . PAUL What? You? NEIL Yeah.04. and will do for all subsequent scenes until he is healed in Episode 3.S. NEIL looks at them too. So does PAUL.THE FADES . PAUL’S HOUSE . NEIL looks towards it.) Maybe if you had dressed like a slut he wouldn’t have left you. Me. NEIL turns back and looks at PAUL. DAY 2 (17.04. Have you considered that? A door slams. Now we can hear her.revealing NEIL who was hidden behind it . It’s filled with quite good .scared.Episode 1 . NEIL I always used to put them inside a sock at the back of my sock drawer.but PAUL doesn’t notice.BEDROOM/LANDING.11 37 43 INT. The kid who saw stuff he shouldn’t be able to.49) PAUL shuts the door . NEIL Looking for you. ANNA thunders past them on the landing outside PAUL’s room. A muffled argument between ANNA and MEG continues downstairs.drawings of The Fades.
Thinking. The kid speaks Klingon. STREETS. PAUL (CONT’D) nuqDaq 'oH puchpa''e'? That’s Klingon for ‘where’s the bathroom’? You’re making absolutely no sense. NEIL Mark.04. NEIL I’m an .04. MARK (O.55) NEIL walks a little bit ahead of PAUL. NEIL takes another bite. NEIL So how much can you see? PAUL Of what? NEIL Of the things you shouldn’t. NEIL Klingon.Episode 1 . Etches. NEIL looks at PAUL with a soft smile.old friend of the family.PINK AMENDS . surprised.) Neil. You can scream and get the whole house running in here or you can realise I probably have some information that you need to hear. PAUL What things? NEIL turns and looks at PAUL. MARK With one of my students .S. 44 EXT. PAUL Hello Mr.11 38 NEIL You got two choices kid.hello Paul. NEIL looks up and sees MARK. DAY 2 (17. Off PAUL.THE FADES . MARK looks from NEIL to PAUL. 44 ...
PAUL thinks and then does that. NEIL and PAUL walk on.04. NEIL (CONT’D) Come-on we’re going to be late.04.11 39 MARK looks steadily at NEIL. PAUL For what? PAUL thinks and then runs slightly to catch him up. Etches? NEIL Long . PAUL thinks and then copies him. NEIL checks his watch.01) NEIL sits on the edge of the roof.see you Mark.when organic matter passes through them they burn. It’s some drop. There’s animosity here. And begins to walk. MULTI STOREY CAR PARK . Empty your head of everything but my voice. PAUL How do you know Mr. Definitely.PINK AMENDS . NEIL (CONT’D) They like height . MARK Yeah. (MORE) 45 . NEIL How’s Sarah? MARK She’s fine.THE FADES . Neither are sure it is good to see the other. NEIL (CONT’D) Just concentrate on my voice. 45 EXT.story. NEIL Close your eyes. NEIL looks back. NEIL Good to . PAUL does.Episode 1 . DAY 2 (18.ROOF. Now open your eyes.
NEIL If they don’t ascend . And they’re trapped here... PAUL They’re . .11 NEIL (CONT’D) So you’ll see them on roof tops.yeah.. telephone boxes. That’s why the problem exists. cars are fine.some go up . Death is random . PAUL What are they? NEIL They’re the dead. being winged by a car . We call them The Fades.just .THE FADES . Life has famine. shitness.trapped here. Who is staring at what is below him. So look for them on ledges on - 40 We watch with Paul’s eyes.PINK AMENDS . illness. Then things start to focus. PAUL They’re . PAUL is amazed at the number and the complexity. on bus shelters. That slowly become people . PAUL They’re ..04.the ones that go up are going to heaven right? NEIL Good? Bad? Why people believe death is somehow fair. PAUL’s eyes grow wide. PAUL So these are bad people? The people left over .Episode 1 .dead? NEIL When people die . sign posts.. On the top of buildings.same as life is. Death is similarly crap.that doesn’t hurt.some stay here.they go up or they stay here .. His eyes blur as the screen does. NEIL When people die. in the middle of the street.04. walking down the middle of the road. These are those that stay here.Fade people.the dead? NEIL looks at PAUL. everywhere and anywhere where the general public are not. Blurs become semitransparent shapes.
So that man I saw attacking you was a .in some way I’ve a friend who heals. hate grows. We exist to protect those that need protecting . But mostly . who is not smiling back.Episode 1 .. We are . PAUL And that’s what. I’ve another she is a . you can’t taste.04.11 41 PAUL The problem? NEIL Imagine being trapped in a world you can’t touch.blessed .. Those left behind .THE FADES .. NEIL No.04. .shitty ghost? NEIL considers how to answer this. PAUL And you? What do you do? NEIL doesn’t like this question.from things we don’t . Disputes between the dead.weapons .get ..understand. NEIL (CONT’D) I’m. NEIL (ironic) Yeah kid.we’ve adapted guns which are organically treated so as to hurt them. PAUL And you .what are you? Are you a Ghostbuster? NEIL turns to PAUL and smiles. We protect and we keep the balance.was a . Ascension points. NEIL I’m .complicated..seer. NEIL With .can’t . Stun them.with our powers.. Some call us angelics. He was something new.PINK AMENDS . We’re an ancient order. I don’t. NEIL smiles at PAUL. I’m a Ghostbuster.shitty. PAUL How? NEIL considers how to answer this question.
PAUL (CONT’D) No. But you could be mad too... 46 .he sees someone standing looking at him. He walks towards a hill in the distance. It’s a human hand. DAY X PAUL stands in a world of ash. PAUL follows. 46 EXT.hand. but doesn’t. VISION. PAUL Hello. No. It’s a . He stares at it . A world of just ash. Then.. This is JOHN. They sit on the edge of the car park. He puts his hand up to catch one. But then he trips on something.too.he sees a derelict broken telephone box on the floor beside him.. APOCALYPSE. he looks to see what it is.. Big surprise.? JOHN looks at him and then turns and starts to run. We won’t know who he is until later. That’s more than possible. None of this stuff is in my head? NEIL grins. PAUL Yeah.. PAUL And none of this stuff.he starts to walk..04.. Looking around. Or in my head . Out on PAUL. NEIL Ghostbuster’s honour.04.11 42 NEIL thinks about saying more. The mist clearing slightly .surprised.Episode 1 . NEIL Good point..PINK AMENDS . Watching the sun fade.THE FADES . He looks about himself . Don’t run. Sticking out of the dust. scared .. Ash flakes fall from the sky like snow. all the time.
04. Again he’s wet his bed. and who’ll we’ll later know as Natalie. NIGHT 2 (02.and THE FADE GIRL’s skin burns and then just like that PAUL is through her.. he’s late. He puts on tracksuit bottoms.PAUL screams . Again skinny. And the re-appropriated FADE GIRL watches him. DAY 3 (12. DAY 3 (12.takes another breath . PAUL’S HOUSE . An interested look on her face.33) PAUL is moving fast.aghast.11 43 He looks at it . disgusted. 49 48 47 . He ploughs straight through her body.Episode 1 . PAUL swerves to avoid her but can’t. He peels off his trousers. again starving. But this time with a listless look in its eyes. she’s gone.49) The clock is ticking.04.. DR TREMLETT’S OFFICE..THE FADES . Then PAUL takes a breath . DR TREMLETT You seem different today. we’re back in a symmetrical office. 48 EXT. He turns back. again almost black and white. He turns a corner. A teenage FADE GIRL we may recognise from the attack on Neil.. To see a FADE GIRL in the middle of the underpass in front of him. He’s running. The FADE GIRL screams . 49 INT. UNDERPASS. He touches the air where she’s been with a studied look on his face. He wipes down his legs. too skinny.17) PAUL awakes again with a gasp. Then he walks away.and tries to get control of his breathing. He looks at his groin.BEDROOM. 47 INT.PINK AMENDS .
things . DR TREMLETT Well.I look out of the window and see . PAUL I donated blood. DR TREMLETT looks at his patient. Probably a bit pointless. And PAUL assesses him back. .and I hate it. What do you want to say? DR TREMLETT I think it’s important that the dreams the bed wetting . PAUL No. DR TREMLETT I want to talk to you about your Dad again.04.PINK AMENDS . And I want it to stop. PAUL stiffens again. Maybe that’s it. PAUL So he’s the reason I’m mad? It’s my Dad’s fault. PAUL Different how? DR TREMLETT Has something happened since our last session? PAUL thinks.didn’t start til after the divorce. He thinks. PAUL suddenly explodes.. I’m mad. Beat. DR TREMLETT I wish you’d stop using that word. I just I want it to stop. That was a joke. PAUL But I am! I know what I am.Episode 1 . His jaw locks.. PAUL OK. I see . You didn’t laugh. I didn’t donate blood. assessing PAUL.THE FADES .things .04.11 44 PAUL looks back at him.
you remind me a lot of me when I was your age. The things that scare us are the things that keep us human. Just don’t let being scared dictate the choices you make.. 50 ..one . 50 EXT.. He doesn’t smile back.04. Two. PAUL Give me pills.04..Episode 1 . Give me a .lobotomy.THE FADES . Because I hate this.03) PAUL sits bum-sucking a cigarette on a park bench. PAUL Then why am I here? DR TREMLETT looks at PAUL. PAUL looks at him .you’re never as odd as you think you are.? PAUL is really surprised to see her. SKATEPARK. He doesn’t know what to say. DR TREMLETT I’m not going to prescribe you anything Paul.11 45 DR TREMLETT What things do you see? PAUL looks out of the window . This girl makes him nervous. Just make it stop.is he right? He hopes he is. He’s so consumed that he doesn’t notice JAY approach. PAUL Is that supposed to be a compliment? TREMLETT smiles at PAUL. Never be afraid of being scared. DAY 3 (13. There is a silence.PINK AMENDS . DR TREMLETT You know.we don’t see what he sees and then looks back at DR TREMLETT. JAY Didn’t know you smoked. DR TREMLETT looks at PAUL carefully. DR TREMLETT There are two things I think you should know Paul .
JAY (CONT’D) You heard about the thing at the old shopping centre? PAUL No.. I’m just learning.Episode 1 . And Alicia’s been off school..THE FADES . She inhales and exhales..PINK AMENDS . He tries to smoke how she showed him. JAY looks at him and smiles. . PAUL Yeah? JAY Yeah. filter must be soaking. regretting the remark. PAUL Yeah? Alicia? Yeah. yeah.current theory is someone got raped. I tried to write L on the cigarette in my sister’s lipstick but. JAY There’s police all around it.04. Everyone’s talking about it in school . He winces.. JAY Well.04. PAUL tries to think of something to say.. JAY (CONT’D) See? PAUL nods and takes the cigarette back. She takes the cigarette out of his mouth and moves her lips carefully around it.11 46 PAUL Yeah? JAY Yeah. you’re bum-sucking the shit out of that. PAUL I’m just learning. PAUL (CONT’D) I mean.... She turns and looks at him.
PAUL looks at her and smiles . they’re just scared of difference. You’re just different.. JAY What are your odds? JAY laughs. Yeah.he loves her smile.PINK AMENDS .rapist..04. . trying to decide if I’m mental or not.11 47 JAY You OK? You seem weirder than ever. Up the woods......’ ‘Oh Paul. Yeah. JAY She’d probably kill you too...Episode 1 . someone’s emptied a bin on your head.As she cleaned me up from whoever bullied me.THE FADES .’. JAY smiles at PAUL and his weirdo comment.. PAUL Oh. I guess so. ‘Oh Paul. PAUL Yeah.she doesn’t believe in the intermingling of the species . PAUL isn’t sure what ‘just talking’ means. someone’s squirted tomato ketchup all over you. Only thing to do round here. JAY We’re all off out every night. PAUL My sister would kill you she even sees you talking to me.. JAY laughs lightly.even if it’s just talking. PAUL .04. I’m just. She’s into her . Just be careful of the you know . PAUL I guess you’re all off out tonight.... they’re just scared of. PAUL That’s what my Mum said. JAY You’re not mental. But he likes the tone of what she’s saying. JAY Your Mum’s wicked.
think I’m a popstar. JAY (CONT’D) I was a bit of a hairbrush princess.THE FADES .Episode 1 ..in this light.04. He fails.11 48 JAY I always wanted to be different.wanted to be different. PAUL Yeah? She smiles. JAY Maybe I don’t mean you’re different.. JAY looks at him carefully for a moment .never .. He hesitates a second .PINK AMENDS . I’ve . I don’t know my Dad thinks I’m better than everyone so. PAUL looks at her. . PAUL You’re the second one who’s said something like that. She turns and looks at PAUL. PAUL Well. JAY You’ve got nice eyes . Then she thinks better of being here further.04.does she like him too? JAY Got the taste of your spit in my mouth now.forming words in his mouth he will never say... PAUL Right. JAY Better go. She grins at the effort.. Maybe I mean special. PAUL flushes and then tries to think of an eloquent response. PAUL Yeah? She smiles at him. takes the cigarette again and has another tug. you know .
DAY 3 (17.Episode 1 . She doesn’t turn around.26) MARK walks through police corridors accompanied by DC FIRTH. DC FIRTH OK? 52 51 .11 49 And JAY walks off. Yes. PAUL stares after her. Etches. I. PAUL watches her with a shy smile. DC FIRTH I got a D. Never was much shake at school work. DC FIRTH Mr.CORRIDOR. DC FIRTH presses a button on the digital recorder and nods at MARK.THE FADES . His eyes alive to all sides. Thinks. Um. Mr. PAUL smiles and turns back to his cigarette.INTERVIEW ROOM. uh. How did you do in the end? In your exams? MARK zones out. POLICE STATION . DAY 3 (17. She picks up her bike and cycles off.PINK AMENDS . Etches isn’t it? You taught me GCSE History. I remember. Phillip Firth. Do you know what this is about? I just got the call and DC FIRTH The DCI will tell you. Right. Yes. DCI Armstrong is ready to see you.04. MARK is genuinely apprehensive about what he’s doing here. MARK Right. JAY I know. 52 INT. DC FIRTH smiles. kindly. 51 INT.27) The room is square and serious looking.04. POLICE STATION . and then finally calls out. I am. PAUL (CONT’D) You’ve got nice eyes too. Phillip. MARK Oh. DC Firth.
for operational reasons divulge that at this point. barely. DCI ARMSTRONG This morning a weapon was found .what’s this about? DCI ARMSTRONG When was the last time you saw your wife? MARK Sarah? She’s not my wife..in the Hinkley Way shopping centre.11 50 The door opens.PINK AMENDS . MARK frowns back. ARMSTRONG sits and smiles.an adapted gun . MARK Why? DCI ARMSTRONG lightly bites his lip.. MARK Is she OK? You’re beginning to scare me.time. He checks his watch.THE FADES . MARK So . ARMSTRONG looks at MARK carefully.Episode 1 . MARK The derelict place? . DCI ARMSTRONG I cannot.27pm. well. DCI ARMSTRONG enters. DCI ARMSTRONG When was the last time you saw Sarah? MARK Day before yesterday . MARK looks at DC FIRTH and then back at DCI ARMSTRONG. DC FIRTH (CONT’D) DCI Armstrong entering the room..04.some .04. What’s this about? DCI ARMSTRONG We had Sarah’s DNA on file. DC FIRTH (CONT’D) The time is 5. He’s trying hard to be the police officer he wants to be.. He bites his lower lip.
DCI ARMSTRONG This doesn’t mean . I can feel it. An uncontrollable noise.04.PINK AMENDS . MARK sits there for a moment.blood? MARK makes a noise in the back of his throat. MARK She’s still alive.I should just start . He tries to control his racing thoughts. MARK We should just start . MARK looks down at the table . But what we need from you is a list of all friends and acquaintances. DCI ARMSTRONG Let’s take each day as it comes. He’s a good guy. MARK Her . DCI ARMSTRONG frowns at his DC. Unsure why the interjection was needed. DCI ARMSTRONG takes a breath and looks at DC FIRTH who is frowning at MARK.THE FADES .looking DCI ARMSTRONG We will be sending our search team out at first light tomorrow.shouldn’t mean MARK isn’t sure what to do.04. we found some clothing with your wife’s blood on it. Etches. Nearby. MARK When do we start looking for her? DCI ARMSTRONG We are opening an investigation with immediate effect and we hope to have your full co-operation in the matter.11 51 DCI ARMSTRONG The patrol dogs found it. DC FIRTH You can trust him Mr. MARK is full of energy.then up first at the frowning DC FIRTH and then across at DCI ARMSTRONG. . You’re going to be vital to this investigation. Mark.Episode 1 .
PAUL Mac’s waiting Mum.. .04. aren’t we? PAUL smiles softly. PAUL frowns at his Mum. DAY 3 (17...STAIRS. MEG is shocked by this.and pulls out two bars of shopbrand chocolate and an apple..THE FADES . 53 54 INT. PAUL’S HOUSE . I didn’t. I don’t know.Episode 1 . And then he told me about how I reminded him of him. Can we talk about it another time? MEG We’re always talking about it another time. DAY 3 (17.KITCHEN. PAUL Can’t stop Mum. MEG follows him into the kitchen. PAUL’S HOUSE .? PAUL turns and looks at her. His Mum comes down the stairs. And that was sort of the end of session.. PAUL Dad or the divorce or.PINK AMENDS . MEG How was the session? PAUL Fine.38) PAUL charges through the house. MEG You’re going to talk to me properly. MEG Let him. me and you.04. PAUL He said that Dad was the reason I was screwed up basically. MEG He said your Dad was the reason .38) 54 PAUL opens the cupboards ..11 52 53 INT.
PAUL’S HOUSE/STREETS. DAY 3 (17. PAUL thinks and then exits the kitchen.PINK AMENDS . Mum.Episode 1 . His phone rings. MAC (CONT’D) Yeah.. Paul. MAC . PAUL Something like that. who fumbles the catch... Meg. PAUL Good for me. MEG Paul... 55 . I’m a big fan of protein. They keep walking.04.39) MAC stands practising with a yo-yo. PAUL I know you are Mum. Oh. And then answers. Bye. You too. You haven’t even eaten. He looks who it is. PAUL pushes MAC in a friendly way. I’ll make sure he gets his protein Meg. MEG I’m allowed to be worried about you. PAUL turns around and holds the apple and chocolate in the air. And throws it back to PAUL. MAC disconnects.. 55 EXT.I know. Bad for me.... Neither of them notice it.11 53 PAUL That’s because another time is always the best time. he smiles and throws the phone to MAC who catches it impressively. He’s doing badly with it. PAUL comes out of the house.04. MAC (CONT’D) Parental quicksand? A dead bird falls from the trees behind them.THE FADES ...
MAC The Sixth Sense.on your actual back. MAC turns front and starts walking normally while giving this notion serious consideration. They walk in silence a bit longer. PAUL I knew what you meant. despite himself. you know the only way to escape quick sand is by raising your legs slowly until you’re lying on your back . And then there’s the whole complicated . the Heather Langenkamp stuff. MAC looks at PAUL. Then you’ll just float. MAC Because I’ve had a thought PAUL What thought? MAC does a bit of a moonwalk.nay.PINK AMENDS . PAUL Would you say everything you’ve ever learnt about was from films Mac? Another bird drops from the trees behind them. Takes balls but it’s possible. They walk past a bin. MAC Well. won over my his friends nagging insistence. . MAC No... MAC (CONT’D) You OK? PAUL Yeah... MAC I mean... thorny issue of internet pornography.Episode 1 . PAUL laughs.04. Television been doing some important work for me recently.04. MAC dumps the yo-yo inside.11 54 MAC smiles and taps his knee with his hand. slightly more seriously.THE FADES . then turns and walks backwards in front of PAUL.
WOODS/DELL.46) A bunch of kids are sitting around a couple of lanterns drinking some sort of homebrew. MARK’S HOUSE . all in the same spot.Episode 1 . PAUL That bit with his wife and the wedding ring.46) ANNA sits on the lap of STEVE. WOODS/DELL.11 55 56 INT.46) MAC lies considering. PAUL watches JAY particularly closely.PINK AMENDS . Amongst them are TRACY. Then he starts to cry. Unsure how to compute what just happened.04. 59 60 EXT. JAY and ANNA. all dead.46) Further off. WOODS/DELL. a beefy looking guy. they’d notice five birds. maybe Bruce Willis could have been a ghost for those A bird drops down from the sky. She’s playing drunk but quite enjoying it. 58 59 EXT. 56 57 EXT. WOODS/DELL. tired. He rubs his face. And we watch as if from a distance. NIGHT 3 (19. He takes off his coat. for the isolated incidents they show in the film. NIGHT 3 (19. NIGHT 3 (19. ANNA snuggles into STEVE’s lap.56) MARK enters his house.THE FADES . dancing in the sunset. watch the kids enviously. If they did. PAUL and MAC lying on their bellies. STEVE watches them. PAUL lies watching JAY. MAC Admittedly. NIGHT 3 (19. 60 . neither of them notice. NIGHT 3 (17.04. 57 58 EXT.HALLWAY. I like that bit.
SARAH begins to walk away. eventually.Episode 1 . like he hasn’t guessed he’s a ghost. No answer. PAUL stands as if to follow her. where’s my coffee’. he ducks out of view. what if he felt like a coffee.04. MAC checks his friend’s face. but I’d like a cup of coffee’. And with a light emanating from her chest. Another bird drops dead. MAC (CONT’D) ‘Hi. He walks into your standard American brand coffee place. ‘Excuse me.04. He’s a ghost. MAC (CONT’D) What is it? Where is it? . MAC (CONT’D) Who’s here? PAUL says nothing.again.. I mean. Now a Fade..annoyed. OK. She glances over her shoulder to PAUL.THE FADES .11 56 MAC But what about the rest of his life? The bits the film doesn’t show? I mean. he’s going to be pretty . MAC (CONT’D) ‘Hello. he’s been following SARAH. Well.you know . Then he spies out.PINK AMENDS . MAC (CONT'D) They can’t see him. hello.. MAC (CONT’D) You OK Paul? Behind them NEIL appears. No answer. PAUL suddenly notices SARAH.. MAC It’s a fatal flaw. PAUL Yeah.. I’d like a coffee please’. Bruce Willis looks like a man who likes coffee. MAC plays Bruce.. and is very surprised to see PAUL .
weaving between the trees.49) HELEN lets herself in.his face concentrating . 62 61 . MAC (CONT’D) And who the fuck are you? NEIL keeps on going. 62 INT. Maybe it isn’t. He looks up.makes his way fast through the trees behind SARAH. Well made.49) But another force is moving faster and harder than PAUL and NEIL. We just catch kinetic glimpses.11 57 We watch with MAC’s eyes as PAUL decides and then scrambles to follow SARAH. but then trips over a tree root and lands face first in the dirt. PAUL . Wait up. Narrowly missing MAC. MAC is left following behind. She lights the calor gas lamp with a match and turns off and puts down the torch. NIGHT 3 (19. NEIL’S CARAVAN. NIGHT 3 (19. enraged.his mind alert .Episode 1 . Paul! NEIL runs past MAC.04. 61 EXT. MAC (CONT’D) Good point. Another bird drops dead. And then resigned. I haven’t finished my theory PAUL breaks into a run. MAC realises he’s alone. MAC tries to follows.. NEIL follows him .04. using a torch to light her way she looks around at the filth and the squalor.PINK AMENDS .THE FADES . WOODLAND. MAC (CONT’D) Paul. MAC (CONT’D) This is going to happen a lot isn’t it? Another bird drops dead.. Maybe it’s clear it’s POLUS. MAC (CONT’D) Paul.
04. Who is looking only at him.50) SARAH keeps walking.11 58 63 EXT. NIGHT 3 (19. Another bird drops dead. NEIL (O. more POLUS. PAUL They can talk? NEIL She can right now. WOODLAND. This wood’s about one of the only places in this country not fucked with enough to still have passing places. PAUL What? 63 64 EXT. SARAH Look after Mark for me.you’ve made your decision then? PAUL turns wildly to face NEIL.Episode 1 .is she? NEIL Sarah.04. PAUL You again.) So .PINK AMENDS . 64 .51) More kinetic movement. PAUL looks back at SARAH.THE FADES . WOODLAND. NIGHT 3 (19. NEIL nods at her. Her name is Sarah. NEIL (CONT’D) She’s looking for a place to pass. More birds fall from the sky. NEIL Me again.S.. PAUL Who .. PAUL She’s a friend? SARAH turns and looks at NEIL.
lights .04. She looks lost.53) HELEN looks around the van. Surprised by the use of that word.forever.heaven? NEIL turns.THE FADES . Only death. Three of them. 65 66 INT. Off PAUL.in their chest? NEIL They’re beacons . that light’ll take over their body with a bang. Ascension points. What has she let herself in for? Then she opens her bag and begins to unpack her weapons.souls . PAUL What? NEIL Heaven’s a big word. NIGHT 3 (19.PINK AMENDS . She has a glow in her chest.. WOODLAND.Episode 1 . NEIL You know.ascension .11 59 65 EXT. There’s another. She’s in a nightgown. NIGHT 3 (19. This is about death kid.52) NEIL There are holes in the world. She’s into the quasi-religious shit too. NEIL’S CARAVAN. PAUL What are those . she lays them carefully on the kitchen table.shine.04. 66 . NEIL indicates an older woman looking about herself anxiously.. Then man invented concrete and.this is about .when the dead near ascension their . Those that pass. PAUL has too many questions. Those that don’t. PAUL So this is about . the light turns off and they know they’re trapped here . Guns. There used to be loads. I’ve got a friend who’s going to really like meeting you.
She lights a match. Suddenly the lamp goes out. NEIL doesn’t notice. but rights himself.THE FADES .55) More birds fall. WOODLAND. She clicks her gun. A tune we don’t know. NEIL Probably not. 68 . And what happens next is violent. NEIL’S CARAVAN. PAUL has a moment where something passes across his face. She fumbles for her torch. NEIL (CONT’D) Collateral damage. She’s humming to herself. PAUL Will any of this ever make sense? NEIL considers this. NEIL uses his jacket to try and shield him and PAUL. brutal and extremely quick.POLUS.04. He almost loses his balance. HELEN Oh.PINK AMENDS . 67 68 INT. NIGHT 3 (19.57) HELEN is cleaning one of the guns with precision. PAUL stumbles. PAUL Do you know how much danger you’re in we’re in? NEIL Probably a lot.11 60 67 EXT. It doesn’t fire. NEIL decides to explain. She can’t find it. NIGHT 3 (19. She looks up to see . NEIL Fucking birds. PAUL looks up at him.04.Episode 1 .
.. PAUL wobbles again. He steadies himself again.....03) NEIL tries to shield a fitting PAUL as a torrent of birds fall from the sky.makes a noise like death.02) SARAH’s light turns out.bleeds across the floor. SARAH Neil. NIGHT 3 (20.slightly aghast ..... NIGHT 3 (20.PINK AMENDS .04.his hands and face covered in blood . 69 70 EXT. NEIL She’s not going.Episode 1 .03) On the roof of the Caravan. NEIL I’m sorry Sarah. POLUS . CARAVAN.then at NEIL.. I sort of.THE FADES . NEIL Paul.her throat ripped out ..11 61 69 EXT.. I’m sorry.03) The moon lights the caravan like a spotlight in a death camp. WOODLAND. Paul. NEIL Oh shit.04. 70 71 INT. NEIL runs towards him. 72 . She’s not passing. PAUL falls backwards and begins to fit. CARAVAN. she looks at it . PAUL It is. HELEN’s body . NIGHT 3 (20. PAUL What? A tear rolls down SARAH’s face. NIGHT 3 (20. WOODLAND. Neil. 71 72 EXT..
WOODLAND.. He looks up at the worried looking NEIL. VISION. who are you? JOHN stops at a ridge in front of PAUL.THE FADES . please wait.now horrified. And behind him a worried looking SARAH.04. It’s become a wasteland of nothing.we close hard on his eyes as he takes in the horror. smiling down on him. He’s following JOHN. It’s a total apocalypse. 74 . PAUL What is this . There are dead birds all around them. NIGHT 3 (20. PAUL looks around. DAY X PAUL is running through ash and rubble. PAUL Wait. JOHN No time to stop. PAUL looks at him . Credits.Episode 1 . NEIL What did you see? Look at me.. And on the floor in front of him lie the corpses of MAC and NEIL.11 62 73 EXT. Paul. PAUL looks at the bodies and looks at the wasteland . NEIL (CONT’D) Look at me Paul.04) PAUL’S awakens. What does this mean? 73 74 EXT. What did you see? We close on PAUL’s face. APOCALYPSE.place? He looks down on the other side of the ridge.04...PINK AMENDS .