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Season 2, Episode 4
"What can Brown do for You"
EXT. COLUMBIA RIVER - DAY
River water, with heavy rain falling on top of it...
POV moves over the water, finding a houseboat, with developing sound of huffs, a lot of them...
As POV pans over the house, you come to see it surrounded by huffs. The back end of the house is the river, so no huffs there, but they are all over the rest of it, breaking windows, and soon to be getting inside. Some are halfway through the windows (furniture inside propped up against it), while others are now completely breaking through and entering front door...
POV Sam watching the scene, as she and the others are kayaking by...
Suddenly, the back window breaks open. A man throws a blanket over the bottom of it, and quickly climbs out, dropping into the river. He quickly throws his hands up, as a woman hands him a two-year-old child. He grabs him, securing him along his side, with only lower half in water.
He reaches back to window, where woman desperately hands him a baby. Huffs are now falling over the side of the house (in attempt to go after the man), and are floating/sinking toward him. He grabs the baby, just as his wife begins screaming, and is obviously bitten from behind.
The man is crying, but realizing he has to swim his children to safety. He looks up at his dying wife, as he tries to stay above water, with both children. Huffs are in the water, with more falling in (from side of house).
Now huffs are climbing/falling right out of window, toward, and almost right on top of the man, who now loses control of the two-year-old.
Sam in hysterics, looking at DJ, pleading with her expression, to go help, but all he can do, is solemnly shake his head, as they row by...
The man is desperately trying to save his two-year-old from drowning, while holding onto the baby. The man now cries out in pain, while bitten from behind, yet still trying to save his drowning children. The two-year-old goes under, before grabbed by father, but bitten. The baby is already under, and the father is crying/dying/drowning...
Multiple shots inside of UPS, of packages, shoots, slides, and package trucks, as opening credits roll…
EXT. COLUMBIA RIVER - DAY (raining hard)
Close-up Sam's tear dried (soaked from rain), somber face, staring at nothing, as they continue down river...
DJ and Marlana are rowing, somber themselves, and dead quiet...
Renee has her head down, trying to keep her face dry. You can't even see it...
Eli is as somber as you've seen him, since his family died. Rowing, in silence, and staring much like Sam is, at nothing...
Houseboats are everywhere. Huffs are here and there, jumping in the water, with no threat to the kayaks. Sandy barks at the ones who jump/fall in the water, and begin sinking/floating away...
Everyone eventually begins looking/watching all the random huffs (many more than they were used to seeing on the mountain), all except Sam, who can't stop staring ahead, at nothing...
All of them still silent, as they row down river. Hayden Island (Jansen Beach) is on their right, with a grassy hill top, to their left. Huffs are on both sides. Tons are already in the water, stuck at the shoreline. Some are rolling/falling down the hilltop, into the river...
As everyone watches them, and Sandy barks, Sam still stares ahead, while weeping again. She can't shake the image of the family, killed. She doesn't look, but she knows the sights that surround her. She weeps for the family, and she weeps for her circumstances. She weeps for the world...
How many people...in the city...when it happened?
Even with all those who tried to run...I'd say millions...
We're so screwed...
They're so stupid, though. I mean...lead em' all into
the river, or...a giant pit of fire, or something...
It does seem like the government, has to be doing something.
The army sure isn't...
What about the President? He's got to be still out there,
somewhere. Or at least a new one, if he...died...
With as many people as we've seen, still out there...you
know we have a government, still out there...
Got to be some help coming...eventually...
I still say they use fire, make the cleanup easy...
DJ scoping out the area, seeing the end of Hayden Island, coming up...
Alright, let's get closer to the left side. Renee, time to
start rowing again. If those guys are waiting for us, over
there, we need to put as much distance between us, as
possible. The mouth of the Willamette, will also be on the
left, and not far from here.
Are we going to try and outrun them?
If we can, yes. Certainly can't dock anywhere around
here. Sam? You ready? You'll be doing the shooting, as
we row like never before...
Sam wiping her tears...
Sam grips her gun, and checks on the other ones, she has piled there, waiting to cause havoc on anyone who tries to pursue them...
They come to the edge of Hayden Island, as the channel connects, back up with the rest of the river. No one appears to be waiting around, on kayaks. DJ looks up ahead, where he can see the mouth of the Willamette. He points for it.
That's our turnoff. St. Johns bridge, not far from there!
Sam begins to look alive. Everyone else is rowing hard...
They are heading right for the Willamette River. No other kayakers in sight. Random huffs appear here and there, along the shoreline. The rain is still falling...
Where do you think they are?
Maybe they messed with the wrong person, or just gave
up on us. Who cares. We have made one serious step
toward that compound, baby!
Eli smiling. Renee a half smile. Marlana proudly rows. Sam can't help, but to form a small smile of her own...
Sam smiling even bigger, as they prepare to go under the beautiful and historic, St. Johns Bridge, with hills on one side, and a park and homes on the other side. The park is full of huffs...
German Town Road is the one we want to take. It's
right over there. Once we "go brown" and get ourselves
a truck, it shouldn't be hard, getting from there to here.
That is, if we can dock without any of those huffs, you
Hungry, ugly, freaky. (cutoff)
Suddenly, they all notice someone driving on the bridge. They all watch. The car crosses, and turns right. It's no longer in sight, but they listen, as it can be heard, before it begins fading, away into the hills...
It just took German Town Road...not sure if that is a
good thing, or not...
How many people you think are still living here, or
DJ just shaking head...
Obviously at least a few... Maybe a lot... I imagine less
and less, over time...
Everyone just kind of looking around...
They all take notice of a random huff floating near them...
Suddenly, DJ begins to notice something, off at the shoreline. His view of three empty kayaks, resting above the shoreline. He scans the area, but sees no one around.
Eli is staring at DJ...
(motioning toward kayaks)
Over there... Three kayaks...
Everyone looking...then all around...
What do we do?
Same thing we were planning on doing...
DJ begins looking ahead, toward an industrial area...
DJ and the others, now near the area DJ was just looking ahead to, while taking notice of a couple more floating huffs, before Eli points back toward the three kayaks.
Kayaks in the water!
DJ and everyone else turning, to look back down river, at the kayaks...
Do they see us? Do they know we're here?
I don't know.
What do we do?
I don't know...
DJ just looking... His view of the kayakers, barely moving...before speeding up...toward them.
Yeah, they see us! Shit!
DJ looks at how close they are to land, and back at the other kayakers, to estimate how long until they'd make land...
Come on, guys! Get to shore! We need to get into UPS,
before they know that's where we went!
Eli and Marlana begin rowing, hard...
DJ and the other kayak making the shoreline, and climbing out. DJ looks out at river. His view of the channel they came through, and the other kayakers, still in the river, around the bend of the channel.
Hurry up. They can't see us, lets ditch the kayaks, where they
won't see them.
Just around these buildings...we might have to hop a
fence, or two.
DJ and them, standing in front of a fence, looking at the hundreds of huffs on the other side of it, filling the UPS yard, Sandy is barking...
She's going to get us caught!
Marlana and Renee, work to keep Sandy calm/quiet...
You think they're on the inside, too?
I don't think so...(his view of slightly opened/damaged
bay doors) I don't see any, moving around in there. Damn
it...how the hell do we get in there?
Silence... Then suddenly a couple huffs can be heard somewhere behind them, approaching. Eli grips his bat, waits...and destroys the huffs as they come around corner.
DJ just staring at the dead huffs...
We can pull a Rhett...
Eli just staring at DJ. Sam too...
EXT. UPS YARD - DAY
Yard completely full of huffs... They simply roam the yard... Suddenly, you can see DJ (covered in huff guts) walking through the crowd. He slowly walks (like a huff), toward door. He arrives, and slyly tries opening door. It's unlocked, but tied from inside. He moves over around corner of building, toward bay doors (most of them with trailers attached).
He finds one with an opening, and slowly walks over to it. He climbs up, in between the trailer and the bay door. There is not much room. Huffs are now aware of his actions, and moving in on him. He fights hard to squeeze himself through, just missed by the huffs...
Big UPS door opening...a moment later, a brown UPS truck comes driving out, with huffs taking pursuit...
It drives to a big bush (next to fence). Eli and others, are all now climbing through a hole in the fence (hole covered by bush) and hopping in truck. DJ drives off.
YEAH! What can Brown do for you, BABY!
He drives back to UPS door, and inside. He parks quickly, jumping out. Eli jumps out with his bat. DJ runs for button to door, while Eli disposes of several huffs, who come inside, before door closes...
DJ climbing ladders onto dock. He unlatches the bay door and opens it up, providing a bunch of light. The huffs come, but are no threat, unable to climb up and inside.
He goes a couple doors down, and unlatches and lifts another door up, for more light. He grabs hold of the railing, and swings himself down off of the dock.
I used to load in those trailers.
He looks over at a door, and walks over to it. He opens it, but it's jammed from behind. He can see that a ton of packages and equipment, is back there, blocking it. He turns, facing everyone, thinking...
Why would someone block it? Is someone still up there?
What if those huffs clutter the yard, for a reason?
Everyone begins looking around...
Is there anything to eat here?
There're vending machines. Those would tell us if
someone's been here. But it's UPS, there's over a
hundred-thousand packages here, right now. I'm sure we
could find food. Maybe a ton of food. Maybe we take
a two or three day vacation here, wait out the danger, and
get fat...before our journey to your compound, continues...
DJ (now semi clean, new UPS shirt) leading others (also freshened up and in UPS sweatshirts/clothing) into break room, looking over vending machines. They're all broken and mostly drained, but some snacks do still remain. Plenty of sodas remain. They all begin digging in...
Someone's living here...I can just feel it...
What do you mean?
I don't know...maybe someone who worked here...once
things went to shit, someone might have brought their
family here. Thinking it'd be a good place to survive...
nowhere else to go...
What makes you think that?
I don't know...I guess cause it's what I'd do, if stranded...
it's what I am doing, right now. No place else to go, I think
of a place I'm familiar with, a place with supplies (shrugging)...
DJ shining the light, leading them through the entire ground level part of the building, checking all around. They're still munching and drinking soda pops, and making plenty of noise, purposely trying to attract any possible huffs, who might be inside...
Eli takes a big swig of his soda...followed soon after with the burp of all burps, echoing throughout the entire hub (building). Renee tries not to laugh...
Pretty sure every huff in Portland is now on their way
here; thank you very much Eli.
What? That was the point, right?
Well, we've checked all of the doors and made plenty
of noise. Either it's a huff free zone or they've just
become picky and want nothing to do with a burp that
smells (fanning his face) like a freaking chocolate bbq'ed
twinkie; Jesus Christ, Eli!
Renee trying hard not to crack up. Sam is laughing, and Eli can't help but to chuckle. Marlana even smiles. Renee now begins struggling with hiccups, after having tried not to laugh...
DJ leading them into the unload area, where tons of packages are everywhere. Renee is still working off her hiccups...
Have at it guys. Start tearing them open. Or look at
the labels to see what's inside.
Like Christmas morning, they all begin tearing into packages...
Everyone holding/piling packages with food, and water. DJ begins going over to a trailer/area they haven't been to, yet. He finds packages, already ripped open. He begins looking all around...
He goes back to the others...
Someone has already been doing this, back over there...
I'm telling you...someone is living here...
On the upper level, you think?
If I'm right, then yes...
Were we really going to stay here, an extra day?
I honestly think it'd be the smart thing to do. (motioning
at the supplies) Obviously.
But what about someone living here?
I could just be paranoid...but yeah, we need to be
careful...gonna be hard, not staying at least one night,
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK (day 2)
EXT. COMPOUND - DAY
Close-up of Griffey (10, grandson of guy who killed Leo's family) and Trisha (5, girl whose mom/sister died in street), panning back, as they sit in a park, with Hope (18, Scout's daughter) and Ryder (17, Scout's daughter), and the sound of others, off a ways from the park...
Hope is holding the hand of another young girl (Ashley, 3, same girl Zane saved in Season 1 finale, on his way back to the compound)
The other two children are quiet, scared and still in shock.
I don't care how scared they are, or what they've been
through; Their father MURDERED MY FAMILY!
POV Scout (close to Leo/many others, woodsy area in background) turning around (face full of tears) and walking away from the others.
It was his grandfather, and those poor kids didn't have
anything to do with it! We don't even know who the
little girl is; they're in shock, like all of us...and have
Scout reaching the park, approaching the kids...
(talking to her girls)
You guys go on to the funeral. I'll stay here with
Scout forces a smile, as she reaches for Trisha's hand, and leads them away. Her daughters just stand and watch. Hope is shedding tears...
You two seen the lake, yet? I'm gonna show you the
lake. There's even a rope swing...
Sad instrumental music playing, with close-up of Grandma Laura's grave. The music continues as POV pans over the graves of Mary, Troy, Angela, Baby Baker (Troy/Angela's unborn baby), Kate, Jagger, and ending with Miles...
Music continues, as POV moves from the graves (and the beautiful scenery) to the Baker family members (and many, many others), most of them weeping. The background is very woodsy, while the opposite side has the park, and lake in background...
Finally the POV comes to Leo, standing there, staring at the graves, as people begin to exit...
Same POV, everyone gone, and only Zane now stands, where Leo had been...
This is not how it was supposed to be... Speaking is usually
my best skill...but I have no idea what to say to all of you...
Another skill set, lost to me...is my ability to avoid guilt. To
not beat myself up over things out of my control...(weeping)
I'm failing so miserably at that, right now. I should have been
there...(shaking head) I would have been...I just didn't know...
and Fish...Sam...Vincent, Greg and Mark... I knew something
was wrong, there...something is still wrong, there...(crying
harder, through his words) and it kills me not having you all,
at my side...when we go bring them home... And we will bring
them home. We will find them, cause...(weeping hard) I can't
be digging more holes!...I just can't!... No more of my family is
going in the ground...no more...
He weeps uncontrollably, dropping to his knees...and yelling (as loud as he can) in agony...
Cut to Leo, sitting under a tree (with a bottle), as Zane is heard yelling in agony...
Cut back to Zane, on his knees, as his yelling comes to completion. The weeping continues...
Someone is watching/approaching from behind...
He reaches him, and places hand on his shoulder. Zane flinches, and turns to see his uncle Hunter (face of tears). Zane instantly expresses shame, and can't face him, turning back around.
What? Zane, what was that?
Zane, just shaking head.
Why can't you look at me?
(not facing him)
I was right there, Hunter... I should have prevented it.
He should still be here, with us.
Hunter closes eyes...and opens...
Zane... Three things... One...you have absolutely no
guilt here. If your father says differently, that is only
due to his grief. Two...I'm hurting...(trying to keep
emotions in check) like I never thought I could...
(shaking head) You imagine the pain of losing a child...
but, until you do (closing eyes)... It's you...you and the
rest of the family...that allows me to hold it together...
Three...that amazing ability of yours...to embrace
whatever life throws at you. The way you somehow
find the good, in not only everyone, but everything.
Even with nothing good here, to be found...you'll
somehow make something good, of it... I can't even
begin to imagine how, but you will...I know you will...
It's a big part of what makes you special.
(still hanging his head)
Special... That word doesn't even belong in this world,
It will...you'll see to it...it's what you do...The way you
persevere, the way you speak to people, the way those
people listen, and become motivated by your words...
Hell, only reason Dad gave me the honor he did, was
because you were too young for it... I've already made
up my mind, that I'll never make you the same offer...
(Zane not turning around, but looking up) I'll simply
give it to you...the moment you ask for it...(Zane rising)
Because it's already yours, son.
Zane faces him, face full of tears...
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Hunter finally loses his emotions.
Hunter pulls him in tight, as they embrace...and weep...
HE DIDN'T DO IT ON PURPOSE!
Hunter and Zane come out of embrace, looking back toward the lake.
Can you check on that?... I need to say goodbye...
Hunter just stares right at him, nodding his head...
Cut to the lake, where Leo and other family members stand and look at a very emotional Griffey.
He's a nice man! He took (pointing to Trisha) her after
what happened to her family, in the street. He wanted
us all to be safe in the hotel. He thought bad people
shot the owners, and their helicopter. That's why he
shot him when he saw him holding that gun. (Griffey
now crying) He thought we were going to get shot.
Trisha is now crying...all the others are still staring at Griffey, some of them developing new tears...
Scout approaches, holding out her cell phone, with a picture of Troy...
Is this who he shot?
Griffey shakes his head.
What? It's okay...
He was in the street (motioning to Trisha), after her
sister got hit.
Trisha weeping even more, at the thought. Scout changes picture, to Jagger.
Was it him?
Griffey looks, and slowly nods... Leo stands, shaking his head and closing his eyes... He opens eyes, looks at Griffey, and walks away.
(while walking away)
About time you opened your damn mouth...
Cut to Zane, teary eyed but smiling. He's looking at Kate's grave.
And Christmas's, I'll always remember Christmas's with
you. Those nights staying up late, trying to catch Santa...
I never got anything for Christmas, as good as those
memories...I got from you...
He turns and faces Troy, Angela and Baby Baker's graves. His smile turns frown...
A family that never gets to be (tearing up again,
emotional)...I couldn't wait to meet you, Baby Baker...
I'm just so sorry, it has to wait...I have some people in
this life, who're depending on me... But someday...
someday we'll meet...
He looks from Baby Baker, to Angela.
Thank you, Angela, for making my brother so happy.
Thank you for making me an uncle again. (begins
weeping uncontrollably) I'm so sorry I'll never see you
holding my nephew, in your loving arms. I can see it
right now... (weeping)
He turns to Troy's grave, still weeping, and sobbing through his words...
You were going to be such a great father...a baby boy...
another beautiful addition to this family... (he begins
calming his emotions)... Sand Series Champions, baby.
(emotions flaring again) We had so much fun that day!...
(emotions under control again) We'll play again,
He takes a deep breath...a step or two, then looks at Mary's grave...
You were a bitch, a terrible step mom, and helped make
my dad the sob he is today.
He moves over, kisses his hand, and touches his grandmother's grave marker...
I miss you, Grandma... I'm so glad you aren't here to see
this...(looking upward as he walks away) and are up there
instead, holding those, who I just said goodbye to...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS HUB - DAY
Sam and the others, placing items inside UPS delivery truck (a ton of trucks lined up together), as suddenly loud music can be heard. It's "Queen - We Will Rock You".
DJ grabs his gun, Eli his bat. They all watch as some strange looking guy (bandanna over his face and head), with a radio, comes marching around the corner, actually dancing/shaking to the tunes...
The guy suddenly puts radio down, and slides it as far as he can, toward DJ and others. Then he runs up a set of stairs, onto some equipment, and climbing on top of a delivery truck.
I think I know that guy.
Suddenly, a ton of huffs begin coming around the corner. Sandy begins barking. DJ and others begin to gather what they need. The guy on the delivery truck, begins leaping from truck to truck. DJ begins leading others, away from huffs.
The man stops, looks at DJ. He suddenly looks remorseful, but with the huffs swarming the area, he's forced to hop onto a different staircase, and head away, to the upper floor.
DJ leads others, onto a conveyor belt, and under some slides, as the huffs follow from the corridor. They all begin climbing over and under belts, chutes and slides. It looks like a real life "chutes and ladders" game.
They come to a corner with only one real option for retreat. DJ opens a staircase door, but only a few inches, as it's barricaded on the other side. He begins working hard to open the door. Eli puts down his bat, and begins helping.
The huffs are closing in on them. Sandy is barking. Sam holds Bailey, in his carrier, as she, Renee and Marlana, become panicked. Marlana begins pushing on the door, with them. They get it just enough, for everyone to begin squeezing through.
DJ is the last one, and he barely makes it, while keeping his back and pressure on the door, as the huffs work to get inside (swinging door). There is no way up the staircase, as it's blocked with packages, some very big and heavy.
Eli goes into beast mode, and begins moving all the packages. Sam and Renee stay back in the corner, while Marlana helps move packages against door, taking pressure off DJ, to keep the door closed. He still has to secure it, while Eli goes completely savage, using everything he has, to move heavy package after heavy package.
Marlana helps keep a path cleared. DJ is struggling to keep door closed. Sam hands carrier to Renee, and runs to door, helping DJ. Eli is sweaty and grunting, as he keeps working hard. Suddenly, he can see someone else, working hard from the other side. He stops for a moment, looking. It's Todd! He's clearing a path from the other side. He breaks through, and looks right at DJ.
Alright Sam, Renee, get up there!
Marlana helps Renee, Sandy and Sam get through. Then Eli goes. DJ takes a deep breath, and goes for it, while tossing the packages back over the path. He makes it through, with help from Todd's hand. Then they both work, to throw more packages over the pathway, blocking the huffs from coming up...
INT. UPS HUB (upper level) - DAY
DJ and all the others, safe, and catching their breath (sun roofs, providing light). DJ looks right at Todd (bandanna off face), who is staring back.
I'm sorry. This is my house...and I thought you were a
threat. I don't remember your name, but you worked here.
DJ; I worked with you up here, inducting, during last
Sorry to interrupt, but do we know for sure that all
those things can't get up there?
I can get them in or out of the building, and no, they
can't bother us, up here.
So, what?... You just been here since it all happened?
Came to work, and never made it home?
Todd stares off, in thought...
I was listening to the news, while working. I heard all the
wild stories and theories, flying around. That's why I knew
when I heard the evacuation alarm, that they were shutting
everything down... I live alone, in a dangerous neighborhood
as it was, (shrugging) and figured I'd be much safer here...
Makes sense... I hope you don't mind company for at least
one night. All we really want, when we leave, is a few supplies
and one of the trucks.
You can stay as long as you like. I wouldn't trust a delivery
truck, to keep you too safe out there, though. I made friends
with the walkers, just to help keep all the people away. Lot
of trouble out there.
You call them walkers?
Figured it was either that, or biters. Which one you like?
We call them huffs.
Todd a weird smirk...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
INT. COMPOUND GARAGE - DAY
Zane, Leo, Mason, Scout, Dakota, Chasin and Rich (Mason's boys), Wyatt and Gunner (Hunter's boys), along with five family people, all inside a huge underground garage, with over a half dozen hummers and other vehicles, including bikes and four wheelers. There are supplies, everywhere.
They are all wearing bullet proof vest, and packing guns and supplies, and loading up three of the hummers. They are all quiet, and somber...
Leo looks over a bottle off pills, and swallows one...
How you holding up?
How do I answer that?... For the last twenty-four hours
or so, all I can think or feel, is that I need to be in three places at
once. I need to go find this person, or go help that person.
Which person is more important to me? Where do I even look
for that person? Would this person still be alive, if I had gone
there first? Would that person not be missing, if I'd gone for
her...(still shaking head)
Rich places a comforting hand over her shoulder...
Hunter and his wife (April, 34) enter garage, approaching the group. They all begin to somewhat huddle up, and simply stare at Hunter...
I love you all... Now go get my brothers and their children,
and bring them home, where they belong...
They all break for the three hummers, grabbing their final supplies as they climb inside. Zane shares one last hug with Hunter, before climbing in, as engines start. They drive forward, up a ramp, with doors open, as they drive up and out, onto Baker Lane, and heading toward the corridor, in between all the trees/brush...
Hummers driving through the brushy corridor, in between the opening of the compound, and the gate to it. The gate is now opening, as they drive through, and it closes behind them. They drive straight ahead, over the grassy road and through the field, before entering the woods…
All three hummers leaving back road, onto main highway (highway 6), and speeding Eastward. The road seems very open and clear of other vehicles, other than a couple stranded ones, off to side of road...
All their faces remain somber, and they remain quiet, not a word between them, in any of the three vehicles...
All three hummers coming to a stop, in middle of road. Road blocked ahead, by army vehicles, and there is a wild shootout, between soldiers and unseen people, off to the left, behind a small market and creek (Gales Creek).
Leo is in lead vehicle, with Mason in passenger seat.
What the shit is this?
Who are they firing at? The dead?
Zane (Scout in passenger seat) pulls his hummer up alongside Leo's, as guy (Jason) comes over radio (in Mason's hand).
What the hell's going on, up there?!
US Army's involved in some sort of shootout.
What are we doing?
Breaking this little party up.
Leo revving engine.
We're going through it!
Leo drives forward, right for the soldiers and their vehicles, in the road. Zane follows, as does the other hummer. The soldiers turn, briefly open fire before jumping out of road. They ram the army vehicles, moving them, and clearing a path. The soldiers want to fire on them, but are forced to watch their backs, from other shooters.
Leo aggressively drives through and speeds ahead. Zane is driving though, with a look at a large group of men, in prisoner jumpsuits, putting heavy fire onto the soldiers. Zane with a grimace, as he slams on breaks, almost hit from hummer behind him.
(looking at Scout)
We have to help!
Dakota, Wyatt and Rich in back seats are all grabbing guns, as Leo comes over radio.
Zane, what the hell are you doing?!
They're going to die because of us! Everyone gear up,
and supply these guys some backup!
Zane and everyone in those back 2 hummers (except the doctor, SHELBY), climbing out and opening fire on prisoners, who were on the advance, but now take immediate cover. They begin firing back...
Leo, Mason, Gunner and Chasin all arrive, placing heavy fire toward the prisoners. The soldiers become more aggressive, and the prisoners are forced to begin retreating, into the woods...
The soldiers begin going after them, but Zane and his people, hold back...
(yelling back at Zane)
Come on! We need your help!
This isn't our fight! We just saved your lives. Now get out
of here, like we are!
Zane and them turn and leave, as soldiers continue on.
You could have gotten some of us killed! For this?!
And you call yourself a leader?!
Shut your mouth and go!
Zane climbs in, starting engine. He drives off, followed by the other one, and taking lead over Leo, who has yet to return to his vehicle...
Hummers coming to end of highway 6. There is a huge car crash/pile up on opposite side of road (right at intersection onto highway, blocking any traffic from entering). There are tons of vehicles stuck off the road, who clearly had tried to drive off-road to reach the other highway.
They enter onto Highway 26, clear of traffic on their side, but other side is completely congested with abandoned vehicles, and tons that are stuck in the fields, off from the road. Zane and everyone in his vehicle, look out at it all...
Was it like this yesterday?
Not like this...plus there were people...(off radio, talking
to Zane) Where'd all the people go?
For the hills...
Zane just looking all around...then motions outward. A family of people rest in the shade, under a bridge. As they drive further, they see more and more stranded people/families/groups, resting or traveling, on foot. Some with pets, small children, and whatever they can carry.
Some of them are out in the farm fields, hiking. Some people remain in their cars. Eventually they come across remains of dead people. Then they see no one around, before eventually passing a few huffs, who walk in between the cars, on other side of road...
Rich is carefully looking at all the cars, as is Dakota...Rich looks her way.
You thinking same thing as me?
Dam right, I am...
They keep watching, in silence...
Shelby, Jason, and the other three (Porter, Colton and Weston), all looking out and around...
Leo and his crew, all looking out and around...
Rich and Dakota, still watching the cars carefully... Suddenly, Rich notices something.
Wait...(freaking out) STOP!
Dakota staring at Rich, with hope in her face. He climbs outside, and points, as Dakota climbs out.
Dakota staring in direction he's pointing. She suddenly begins freaking out and immediately running that direction.
Her POV of a woman climbing out of a black SUV, who eventually begins freaking out, herself.
Everyone else is piling out of the hummers, watching, except Rich, who is not far behind Dakota, trotting her way...
Dakota approaches, as a man (Brody), a teen boy (Kyle) and a preteen boy (Ethan), all climb out of SUV, as the woman (Cleo) begins running toward Dakota. They meet and immediately fall into one another's arms...
Rich soon arrives and splits them up, anticipating his own hug.
I knew you guys would come, that's why we waited!
They come out of hug, and Cleo locks eyes with Dakota, both smiling from ear to ear. They embrace again, this time at the lips, sharing a kiss while Rich smiles and watches, along with Cleo's dad and brothers, and everyone at the hummers...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS HUB - DAY
"Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl", blasting on radio, from back of opened up UPS delivery truck, as it drives into hub. Once inside, DJ closes hub door, with huffs all outside, approaching...
Todd jumps out of delivery truck. Eli picks up his bat, that he had lost.
Hey baby, I promise not to lose you again.
Sandy is barking, in a playful way. Todd shuts off the radio...
Todd untying a rope/lock on a door, opening it, leading to a stair case. He and the others begin walking through, all carrying supplies.
I keep this one locked from the outside, so that walkers,
or huffs, can't get themselves inside. (rope hanging from
inside knob as well, Todd begins tying) Keep it locked
from this side, just in case anyone gets inside, like you
guys did. This way I have a route, to pull my supplies up
Todd and them arriving up to top level, and placing down supplies, in the area where Todd had his bedding and living area. He actually had a bed, blankets and pillows. He had paintings and pictures hung up or placed against the wall/machinery. There was a closet, with clothes hung up inside. There was a table, and chairs. There were random family photos on the table. There was a shelf, with plenty of food. Eli notices several bats, leaning up near Todd's bed. He goes for them.
You lugged a bed up here?
Eli grabbing one of the bats, reading what it says, on the barrel.
UPS delivery stick, nice! (begins swinging) You're totally
going to let me keep this, right?
Most things weren't too difficult getting up here. The bed
was a two-man job though, and since I didn't have two men, it
was a two-day job...but, it's home.
You're surviving like we did...above the dead...
Bailey in litter box, cleaning up after himself, then zipping back over to his carrier, as Todd, DJ and Eli arrive, with more supplies. Marlana, Sam and Renee all work at organizing stuff. They all have sleeping area's now, and more food, and some alcohol...
So, Sam, if it's okay with you, we're thinking we'll take
Todd up on his offer to stay a few days. I know you're in
Tonight, and tomorrow night...we leave first thing the
Everyone just kind of staring at Sam...Todd with a growing smile...
I like her...
Everyone eating/laughing. Todd, DJ and Marlana all have some alcohol.
Come on, it's the apocalypse. Thirteen-year-olds
should be allowed to drink.
Give the kid his first taste.
DJ looks to Marlana, who smiles and nods. DJ grabs bottle and pours some wine into a glass, handing to Eli. He sniffs, and takes a sip. He follows it up by downing the rest of the glass, with a few laughs.
Sam looks at DJ, who looks back at her.
Don't even think about it!
Few more laughs...
That's not fair! (looking at Renee) Help me out, here,
Not happening. Smells gross.
DJ staring at Todd...
So...you were pretty loony back when I worked with you,
inducting. (Todd smiling) Getting any worse, now that
you're all alone, here? (DJ smiling)
Few laughs, as scene dissolves...
DJ flashing back to a time where he and Todd were working, right there, inducting small packages onto a moving tray. Other people were doing the same thing, and it was fairly noisy, with all the machinery and belts running.
They had big slides, dropping tons of small packages at them, as they inducted them onto the moving trays. DJ is just arriving, and climbing up and into his pit, next to the pit that Todd worked inside of. There is a guy on the other side of DJ, as well, and workers on the opposite side of the trays. DJ is taking off his jacket and preparing himself to work.
What's up, DJ?
Nothing, man. Just dying to get this day over with, and
go get my grub on, tomorrow.
I can already smell turkey!
I been starving myself all week, just to go crazy tomorrow!
Stuffing and leftover turkey sandwiches, baby!
DJ looks at both guys, and mimics "Ross" from friends.
Myyyy sandwich, MYYYY sandwich!
Those guys laughing.
Just sucks not having the four-day weekend, anymore, thanks
to all the new Amazon volume.
You know the new rule, too, right? Don't show up Friday,
and you don't get holiday pay for Thursday, or Friday.
Yeah, they were announcing it at PCM... Gotta love
They all stare at Todd, who suddenly begins singing, loudly. They just watch and listen.
"I used to love this weekend, when I'd go out of town,
But not this year, not while working for Brown,
For this reason, I'm not feeling very forgiving,
as I show up to work, and learn we have to be here
the day after Thanksgiving!"
Everyone had been watching him with skeptical expressions, but all laughing after his last rhyme...
Sam and all of them laughing, as DJ tells that story...
My favorite was (mimicking "We Will Rock You), "We
will, we will, induct you!" (as he slides a package onto the tray)
Some laughs, as Sam is sneaking a drink of DJ's glass, that he left on table...
Todd is staring at Sandy...
You guys should leave me the dog.
Everyone quiets, and stares from Todd, to the dog...
The dog, you should let me keep her. You guys mentioned
having to probably hike the last fifty miles, or so. Her barking
could be a problem for you. I've already seen years worth of
dog food here, there's probably even more...
Renee nervously looking from Todd, to DJ, who ponders Todd's thought, with a look back at Renee...
Renee with tears, standing with DJ in the sort isle (on steel catwalk, above a ton of slides, chutes, pits and ladders)...
She would be happy here, and safe. With us, she's a
liability. That means she could put us in danger.
But she saved us, and found us. She's meant to be with us.
If we have to hide, from huffs or dangerous people, she
could get us caught.
Or save us!
DJ thinking, as Renee leans on railing, staring downward...
You heard Todd say himself, he'd come to the compound,
if we came back for him. Which is very likely, cause
there's a ton of supplies here worth coming for. That
would be a much safer way of getting Sandy there...
Renee continues looking downward, dropping tears...
Suddenly, a gunshot is fired, echoing through the hub, as the shot just misses Renee.
DJ in shock, but grabbing Renee as they run along the catwalk, around corner and heading over toward the induct area, where Todd and them come running to look...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. HIGHWAY ROAD (outside the city, Clackamas County) - EVENING
All three hummers driving along, everything is smooth and quiet, just some random vehicles here and there, off side of road...
The lead hummer turns onto back road, driving along a river, with random homes here and there. They come to a home, and pull into parking area. They all pull onto lawn, driving over toward brush, parking inside the brush (to hide vehicles). Zane climbs out of lead hummer, stretching. Everyone else is climbing out.
Fish and I used to love staying here. It's what inspired
the cabin he has now.
Which is where we should have been crashing tonight.
We'll be there tomorrow. Getting Cleo's family back to the
main highway, didn't even slow us down much. We would
have had to call it a day here, anyhow. Taking this longer
route was a good call, roads are way more open than the main road.
Not open enough...just didn't think it'd take this long...
Many heading toward large house, as Leo is at front door, unlocking and opening up.
Dakota and Cleo walk toward the shoreline of the river (smaller river with rocks you can use to cross it).
So cool that you guys even have a road doctor, let
alone compound docs...
They both begin walking out on the rocks, looking around at all the beauty. Cleo glances back toward the house, at Shelby, who's entering inside.
And the road doc, (shaking her head) Makes me wish I
Dakota throwing her a flirtatious smile.
I can't believe you tried to talk me into going back to the
compound, and let you come out here without me.
I can't believe you let me spend the first twenty-four hours of the
apocalypse wondering if I'd ever see you again!
It was worth it, just to hear you say that right now. I like to
be worried about.
They come to the same rock, embrace, and kiss...
(coming out of kiss)
Yep...world hasn't changed that much. Still feel safe
whenever you do that.
Cleo becoming serious, looking Dakota in the eyes, and grabs her face/chin...
I'm so sorry about your family...you are so incredibly strong.
Dakota becoming teary eyed, and leaning back in for another kiss...
Rich smiling from the porch, as he watches Cleo and Dakota. Then he looks over at Zane and Scout, who are walking along the river, when they suddenly begin reaching for their guns. Rich yells inside.
Rich begins running toward Zane and Scout, as others come running out of house. Cleo and Dakota leap from rock to rock, to reach shoreline and run toward Zane and Scout...
Scout aims her gun, as Zane places his hand over it.
Save your ammo...
Scout and Zane just staring out into river. Rich arrives, also looking, then everyone else begins arriving, stopping and staring into river...
Their POV of about a dozen huffs, in the shallow river, struggling to rise or walk, as they slip and fall on the slippery rocks, every time they make it to their feet. It's almost comical. They simply cannot crawl or walk their way out of the river...
They are all army soldiers, with gunshot wounds. One of them is close to the shoreline, as Leo approaches it, and sticks a knife in its skull. Everyone staring at him.
It's as easy as that. Just don't let em' bite you. Learn to
take em' out without wasting ammo...
Leo looks at everyone...
Go ahead, guys, get yourself some practice...
Zane, and others, pulling out fancy wooden spears, and stepping onto rocks, into river toward the "stuck" huffs. Most of huffs are still stuck, trying to rise or crawl, while others have drifted down river, some. Zane is the first to reach one, and stick it in the skull, with his spear. Porter sticks one, then Scout and then Dakota.
One twisted ass family, you people are...
Cleo hovers over a stuck huff, gingerly using her spear to jab at his skull, as both Rich and Wyatt easily kill off a couple more huffs
You're taking these things out like you've been doing it
your entire lives!
Cleo still jabbing at it...
I mean, I'm trying my best not to be such a woman, here,
but...a day ago or so, there was no such thing as living
Finally she sticks her spear through its head, with a cringe...
I'm cringing, but...I kinda enjoyed that.
Mason, Gunner, Chasin, Porter and Colton all jab spears into remaining huffs...
DISSOLVE TO: NIGHT
INT. HOUSE LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
Everyone camped out inside, with lanterns on.
We need to keep someone awake, around the clock.
Whoever took those soldiers out (shaking head)...not
someone we want problems with.
Whoever they are, would do well for themselves to
not have problems with us.
EXT. PORCH - NIGHT
Cleo and Rich, stepping outside, to keep guard, with guns and spears.
You should be getting some sleep.
(putting on bullet proof vest)
I can sleep once we're at the compound...I wanna spend
time with my best friend.
Suddenly, a gunshot goes off, nailing Rich (who was holding his vest) in the chest, dropping him, as Cleo screams.
She takes cover and looks, as a man is approaching. Zane comes charging out door, looking ahead, then down at Rich, and he goes down to him, as Leo (Mason and others, right behind) charges out and down porch, running and firing at Man, who is now retreating.
Cleo coming to Zane and Rich. Leo fires and hits the gunman, who goes down.
Shelby ("Doc") comes out onto porch, immediately supplying aid to Rich.
We need to get him inside!
Leo arriving at dead person, revealing he's dead, then sticking spear in his head...
He takes notice of a walkie talkie, next to the body...
INT. HOUSE LIVING ROOM - MORNING
Everyone awake, looking grim/somber. Dakota and Cleo next to each other, with tear dried faces...
Shelby comes out of back room, everyone looking at her...
He has a chance...but we can't move him. He has to
improve, become somewhat stable, and then we move
him, straight back to the compound.
How long could that be?
Zane just shaking his head...
We...we have to split up. Half of us stay here, the other
half goes for the cabin.
Zane still shaking head.
That guy out there is not working alone. (holding radio)
They already know he's missing. They killed at least a dozen
soldiers. We split up, and whoever stays here, is likely dead.
Fine, then we go after these guys, take the party to them,
get this crap over with and go get my little brothers.
Zane again shaking head...
Fine...but slow down, Dad. Think...
What I think, is I've already lost enough family! We need
to get to that cabin!
And we need to be smart! Or these people can hurt us!
You just said it, Dad. We've lost enough!
Leo looking at Zane...
You're right...let's put our heads together...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS HUB (smalls area) - DAY
DJ and Renee arriving to Todd and others, near his sleeping area, as they all look out toward the creepy sort isle (dark, looks like a maze of ladders and passage ways, with chutes, conveyor belts and ladders underneath.
How the hell did someone else get in here?!
You said you had some people on the river, after you!
And what...they got into the yard while the huffs were
inside, then forced their way in, once we let them back out?
Makes sense to me.
DJ thinking, then sharing a look with Todd...
INT. UPS HUB (lower level) - DAY
Todd carefully sneaking down off a chute, onto a covered area. He climbs over a railing, onto some steps, and runs down and over to a delivery truck. He quietly opens up the back. A radio sits inside. He turns it on, full blast.
"M.I.A. - Paper Planes" is playing over radio (at part that mentions "packed and delivered, like a UPS truck). Todd runs over to the truck door, opening it up, and running back the way he came...
Huffs quickly begin filling the hub/building...
Three panicked men running down UPS corridor, when suddenly DJ rises from inside a chute/slide, and Eli rises from one of his own. Both of them immediately firing on the men. Killing them all...
Cut to three more men, also in hurry to save themselves. Suddenly, a delivery truck starts up, and pulls out, blocking their path, and trapping them, as the huffs close in on them. They begin screaming, as Todd shuts off engine, and climbs up on top. He hops on to the next one over, and the one after that, eventually coming to a set of stairs, that he climbs up to, and disappears...
Cut to both DJ and Eli, hiding down inside chutes/slides, as huffs walk all around and below them. Todd comes in over the radio.
I think we got them all...
Both DJ and Eli rising, looking around...
How do we know for sure?
I don't think there was more than 6 of them, in the kayaks
we saw earlier this morning, or before we got followed
over here. (into radio) Agreed, but why not just leave our
allies here, inside for awhile.
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. RIVER SHORELINE - DAY
Zane, Scout, Dakota, Wyatt, and Weston (all in vests and carrying machine guns) are all hiking along the river shoreline. They enter river, using rocks to step on, as they get further down river...
Once they get around the corner, they come to a spot, not far from the road. They leave shoreline, into the brush. Zane pulls out radio, speaking into it.
I see something in the road...looks like army vehicles.
Could be where it all went down.
I see it...looks clear. Go ahead and check it out. We'll
hold back and cover...
Zane cautiously leading everyone out near the road, looking over the vehicles. There are several more bodies (head wounds), and blood everywhere...
Whoever did this...has some serious fire power...
Zane begins walking up road, speaking into radio.
Four more bodies. These guys were taken out by someone
serious, with serious firepower... I'm continuing up
road. Will head back to the shoreline and play it safe. You
guys keep up and stay out of sight.
Leo is on other side of road, leading Mason, Gunner, Chasin and Porter, through the brush. They're all wearing vest and carrying machine guns. Jason is heard over radio.
Everything quiet, here...
Everyone going along, in silence...
We got vehicles coming!
Leo and everyone freeze, and gets down, while watching the road...
First, they can hear the sound of several vehicles, before watching one after another, go by. It looks like an army of gangsters. 7 large SUV's, full of them...
Get back to the house, now!
All seven of the gangster SUV's parked in road, in front of the house. Over forty men, armed and staring at the house, and Jason, who lays at doorway, behind a 50 cal riffle...
Now Zane and his group coming from the shoreline, all pointing their guns toward the road, and coming to a stop, in the yard. The gangsters pointing guns back at them...
Now Leo and his group coming from brush, back behind the gangsters, pointing guns right at them. Gangsters turn and aim at them...
Now Colton, Cleo and Shelby aim guns from door/windows...
It's a complete standoff...
Everyone looking amongst one and another, without a single word...
Eventually, the lead gangster, lowers his gun and climbs into vehicle. The rest of his men do the same, and they drive away...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS HUB (lower level) - NIGHT
Bay door is open and a fire is burning in a firepot/pit, on the dock, next to the bay door. Huffs are down below, outside the door. Sam, Renee, Eli and Todd are roasting marshmallows. DJ and Marlana are down below, spreading chocolate on gram crackers.
Eli pulls his marshmallow away, as it catches fire. He blows it out, and flicks it out at the huffs. They ignore it...
Oh, come on guys. It's delicious, compared to what
you normally go for.
Sam and Renee handing marshmallows to Marlana, who puts them on the chocolate gram crackers.
(talking to Marlana)
So...what did Marlana do before all this?
She smiles at him...
Oh crap, guess I walked myself into that one. Umm, lets
see...(staring at her)... A therapist? Physical therapist?
Close enough... Guidance counselor, at Wilson High School...
What about you? I've read a lot of bulletin board
information here, claiming the school benefits are great.
You take any classes?
I wanted to. But I worked the nightshift, and my mom
worked afternoons and evenings. Which only left
mornings for sleep.
Did you have to stay with Renee?
I didn't have to...but it was either that, or Dad...
Marlana just staring at him...
Quite the big brother, aren't you? (speaking quietly)
Can I ask something, personal?
Yes, I'm gay...
Marlana surprised and staring at him...
How'd you know that's what I was going to ask?
How'd you'd know it was safe enough to ask?
DJ begins eating a smores, while handing one to Sam and Renee, as they climb down off the dock. Marlana hands one to Todd and Eli, as they climb down from the other side...
INT. SMALLS AREA - NIGHT
Todd in his bed, as Sandy leaps up there with him. Sam and all the others, tucking themselves inside their beds. Sam helping Bailey get comfortable in her sleeping space. Renee looks over at Sandy. Eli brings his delivery stick into bed with him. Sam begins looking out toward the dark sort isle. A couple lanterns are still on...
It's creepy up here, at night...
Todd shuts off his lantern (only one remains on).
I know I been Mr. tough guy, lately, but anyone turn
off that last lantern, and I'll scream like a woman!
Sam and Renee both laugh...
Perfect setting for a killer ghost story...if it wasn't for
the real life one, outside...
My uncle told a great ghost story once...
Sam and Renee share a funny look...
Sam and Renee laughing...
Oh, I don't remember it, I just remember him telling it.
Sam, Renee and Marlana laughing...
Is that why you're so crazy? That ghost story messed you
up, or something? (laughter) Give you scars? (more laughs)
It actually explains a lot.
I'm not the one screaming like a woman, if the final
lantern goes out.
Sam and Renee laughing...
He's got you there.
Oh, you mean he can actually remember me saying that?
Cause I would have thought he'd forgotten, by now.
Ouch...crazy people have feelings, too...and when they
hurt, they can sometimes make you better understand
just how much, by holding a knife to your throat while
you sleep...There's always medication, but I've always
Man, what the... One lantern isn't enough anymore! I
want lights on his ass at all times!
Whooaaa, Todd, that's uhh...kinda thing that makes
me feel safer sleeping outside, with a yard full of hungry
ugly freaky uckers'!
Sam, Eli and Renee laughing...
You can say the word, in front of me, my cousins cuss
It's not you I'm worried about, it's Todd. He's too
immature for bad words.
Sam and Renee laughing...
My uncle told me a bad word once...
Silence...with a quick chuckle from Renee, trying to hold it in...
OH GREAT, here we go again! I'll ask anyhow.
I don't remember the word, I just remember him
Sam and Renee cracking up, as is Marlana...
Oh my god! DJ, I'm scared! (Sam/Renee laughing)
More lights, please!
Suddenly the last light goes out, and true to his word, Eli screams like a woman.
The scream echoes into the sort isle and through the entire hub, followed by extreme laughter from the girls and everyone else...
EXT. SMALLS BEDROOM AREA – DAY
Eli in bed, waking before all the others. He stretches, and rises. He hears a noise, and walks over to the other work area, and down a large set of steps, where a huff is on the other side of the barricade.
How the hell did you get in here?
The huff suddenly, and to Eli's shock, begins handling the parts of the barricade. It simply picks items up, chucking them below. And a ton more huffs are quickly coming up the steps.
Eli is then scared shitless, by DJ, from behind, who is rushing to stop the huffs.
These ones are different!
Suddenly all the huffs simply crawl over the barricade and are rushing like the zombies from World War Z, and jump right on top of both DJ and ELI.
Cut to Eli in bed (still dark), waking up from the dream, and quickly looking all around. He sees everyone in bed, and goes back to sleep…
INT. UPS HUB (lower level) - DAY
DJ opening UPS door, letting one huff inside, as door closes behind it. DJ runs away, as Eli steps forward, with the delivery stick in his hand. He pushes the huff away.
See how stupid they are, just avoiding the mouth is
the key, and then...
Eli steps forward and smashes its head in.
The head is the kill shot...
You uh...make it look so easy...
Eli hands bat to Sam, as Marlana and DJ drag the huff away...
You ready for this?
I'm a Baker, you better believe I am.
DJ opens door and lets another inside. DJ runs behind Sam, who holds the bat. The huff approaches. Sam pushes herself to become aggressive, and lunges forward. DJ looks nervous, but Sam takes one mighty swing and nails its head.
It wasn't hard enough, and Sam becomes panicked, but then instantly a spear goes into its head, by the hands of DJ...
Sam gets frustrated, swinging the bat down at the dead huff.
Damn it! I hit like a girl!
That's more than I could have done.
DJ and Eli dragging huff into corner, and opening door. They both run from huff, as Sam charges it. Again DJ becomes nervous. Sam takes total control though, and nails the huff with a mighty blow to the skull, killing him...
DJ opening door, allowing in a huff, and running from it. This time it's Marlana, who holds the bat nervously, waiting for the huff to arrive. As it does, she decides to push it away from her.
Yeah, just getting a feel for it.
She pushes it back one more time, then prepares to swing the bat. She finds her moment, and slugs it right in the head, dropping him instantly.
DJ opening door again, allowing inside a huff, and running from it. He steps right behind Renee, who holds the bat.
You got this, Renee! I will kill it, if anything goes wrong!
She holds the bat, tightly. She swings hard, but only hits the chest. DJ pushes it back with his spear.
She does, and nails it! It's still alive, and DJ gives it the kill shot, just like he did for Sam.
That was great, Renee! It wasn't quite hard enough,
but you got his head!
DJ looking at Renee, who is ready, as he opens the door, allowing in another, but right behind it, is a small child huff, who also gets inside. He's maybe 2, and so small that he comes at you faster, like a baby, not used to walking. It looks like a chucky doll! Renee screams, as does Sam!
Like a baby, the tiny huff falls, before rising, as DJ quickly kills the bigger one, with his spear. The smaller one is already past him. Eli comes for it, blasting it with his bat, as it's body parts go splattering all over the place, and all over DJ...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
INT. HOUSE BEDROOM - DAY
Shelby aiding over Rich. Day turns to night, night to day, and so on, several times, as Shelby continues to aid Rich, who just sleeps...
Outside, they work on constructing a barricade, around the front of the house, and most of the side. Zane continues to check on rich, and chat with Shelby. The days go by...Rich continues to sleep, and Shelby continues to work on him...
EXT. WOODS - DAY
A deer peacefully standing in the woods. It is suddenly struck with an arrow. Dakota proudly approaches the deer, while carrying a crossbow...
A rabbit, peacefully moving around in the woods, then becoming still. Suddenly, it's struck by an arrow, and dies. Leo walks toward it, carrying a crossbow, and a ton of other rabbits. Both Gunner and Chasin (also carrying crossbows), follow behind...
Dakota carrying her deer, with Cleo and Scout (also carrying crossbows). They're walking into the yard of the house they're staying at. The entire yard is now barricaded, with fencing, logs, debris and whatever they could find. The hummers are parked up front, near the porch. Jason and Porter are standing guard up there...
EXT. YARD - NIGHT
A fire is burning, as they cook the deer meat. Most of them are outside, around the fire. Gunner and Chasin are guarding at the porch. Shelby is inside, changing rags on Rich...
Zane is staring off, into the fire, shaking his head...
Almost 2 weeks now...I just keep finding ways to let my
family down. I just keep picturing Samantha, whatever
their situation is, and her disappointed in me...
I know what you mean...and their situation...I keep
thinking, what if they got stuck somewhere else...and
they're just not there anymore... Where do we go from
Zane shaking head...
I'm just so sick of not being there. I wanted to be there
yesterday! (shaking his head) This new world of ours...
it's just so much sicker than anything we ever imagined...
We just weren't prepared...
Zane staring off into the fire...
Hunter wasn't prepared, for it...
What...you saying you would have been? You had dead
people turning into walking dead, meat eaters, on your
list of things to be ready for?
I had the unexpected on the list, you little smartass. With
the right resources and authority, I would have had things
under much better control than our current situation...
than the current situation of your siblings, and my wife...
I like meat eaters... I say we call em' meateaters...
Dakota hiding a smile, everyone else silent...
What...better than just calling em' the dead...
I'm done with this shit...
Everyone staring at Leo, he looks up, and stares at Zane...
You want to see a true leader, do his thing? (looking
around at all the others) I don't care how outnumbered
we are...we're smarter, more prepared, more hungry,
and lead (looking right at Zane) by two amazing leaders...
We take these mother gangsters out, first thing in the
Half of them nodding, half of them just staring...
EXT. BACK ROAD - MORNING
Jason and Porter, creeping up toward a privately secured gate. They use their machine guns to break it open. They run inside, and disappear into the woods/brush...
Everything is silent for a while...
Eventually you can hear vehicles coming. Eight SUV's come tearing down road. They come to the gate, and stop in between it. Suddenly, one of the hummers comes around corner, stopping, as Colton pops up top, securing the 50 cal, and opening fire on all the SUV's.
Zane and half the others, coming from brush on one side of the road, while Leo and the other half come from brush on other side. They all open fire on the SUV's. Jason and Porter come out from brush, behind the SUV's, opening fire.
The gangsters all climb out of SUV's, either being hit instantly, or returning fire. Most of them are being killed. But they are returning heavy fire now. Weston is hit and killed. Jason gets hit, and goes down.
They begin taking whatever cover they can. Colton is blasting them with the 50 cal. He gets hit though, but in the vest. He's hurting, but begins firing again. Mason gets hits in the chest, going down. The vest saves him, but he's in pain.
Eventually the gangsters are all wiped out. A couple more are hiding in the SUV's, and shot by Zane and Leo. Mason is getting to his feet. Porter is aiding Jason. Dakota hugs her head against Cleo's head. Gunner and Chasin check on Mason. Colton reaches downward, sharing a handshake with Wyatt. Scout is somberly looking over Weston's body...
Everyone back at the house. Porter and Colton are placing Jason, down on a bed, as Shelby begins working on him. She glances at both Dakota and Cleo, happy to see they're okay...
Zane, Leo, Scout, Mason and Shelby on porch.
He's out of the woods. He can travel in another day or
two. Jason is fine and can travel now.
Leo looking at Zane...
We leave now, we can make it there by nightfall...Porter
and Colton can supply them with manpower. We'll leave
them the 50 cal. The rest of us go for the cabin...
Zane just staring at Leo...and begins nodding his head...
Everyone packing two of the hummers. Cleo at the river, with Dakota...
You're staying with Richie, aren't you?
Cleo looking right at her, nodding...
He needs me...They need me. Another day or two here,
and a long trip back. (Cleo teary eyed, looking right into
her eyes) I was right there next to him...talking to him...
when...it happened. I have to be there for him...
Dakota looking right into her eyes...
I know you do...and I'm glad you'll be there for him...
(weeping) I love the relationship you two have.
(embracing) I love you!
I love you, too...so much...
They share a quick kiss, and begin walking up toward the hummers...
Leo, Mason, Gunner and Chasin all climb into one hummer, while Zane, Scout and Wyatt all climb into the other. Dakota arrives with Cleo, sharing one more hug and kiss, before Dakota climbs inside. She stares out the window at her, as they begin driving away. She continues watching her, and then leaning against window, and closing her eyes...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS HUB (lower level) - DAY
Everyone filling UPS truck, with supplies. Renee plays with Sandy. DJ and Eli have new backpacks, for everyone, and work at loading them, in advance. Todd approaches Renee, and Sandy...
I really enjoyed having you all here. I even fell in love
with Sandy, here (petting/hugging her). I hope you
know how much I hope to see you all again, when you
come back to pick us up. Until then, I am going to take
such great care of her...
Just don't let her get outside, around all those huffs
(huffs can be heard outside). I can't think about them
She has plenty of food, and you saw the bathroom, I
made her. It's like a five-star hotel in there, for her.
Sam comes over, hugging Sandy... Marlana is petting her, too...
Sam gives Renee a hug...
Todd approaches DJ and Eli...
You guys sure you can make it, to this compound?
DJ looking to Eli...
Even Eli, here, now believes it...doesn't he?
He's starting to...
DJ smiling...then looking to Todd...
If only you truly knew everything these kids have been
through. I know what's going on out there, is pretty weird,
and just doesn't make sense, but these kids...surviving
what they have...only to not make it to that compound,
that's gotten her through all this twisted, shit...would just
be quite simply the worst thing I've ever known...and
would no longer want anything to do with this world...if
that were the case...
Todd simply smiling...Marlana too, as she walks by DJ, quietly speaking to him.
If you were straight, older and black...you'd be in big
DJ laughing as Marlana carries supplies to the truck...
He then begins helping Eli with some heavy items/packages, that they begin placing in back of the truck, as scene dissolves...
EXT. UPS YARD - DAY
Huffs roaming the yard, as the hub door begins opening. A delivery truck comes out, turns corner and drives through yard, music blasting ("Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight", from beginning) from radio, in the back. The huffs all follow the truck...
It takes a while, but eventually they all clear away...
"I can feel it, coming in the air tonight...oh Lord"
Second delivery truck, pulling out, and driving forward...
"And I've been waiting for this moment...all my life...Oh Lord"
DJ hoping out of truck, opening up gate, and climbing back inside truck.
"Can you feel it, coming in the air tonight...Oh Lord, Oh Lord"
Truck driving through gate, Happy, excited expressions on everyone inside, as they drive out of POV, which stays on hub door...
Music is instrumental for several moments, while POV remains on hub door. More lyrics play, as eventually Todd comes to hub door (from inside), and begins closing it, on the POV...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
INT. HUMMER - NIGHT
"In The Air Tonight" plays into the flashback.
"I can feel it, coming in the air tonight...Oh Lord"
Leo driving hummer off main road, onto back road, as second hummer follows him, past a sign reading "Private Road".
"I've been waiting for this moment, for all my life...Oh Lord"
Zane and Scout looking over at sign, reading "Fish and Samantha Baker RD", as they share a hopeful smile, and look ahead...
The song continues, as Zane and Scout eagerly try to look ahead, past the other hummer. Suddenly, they see it being fired on, followed with the sight of soldiers, firing on them. They begin reaching for their weapons, and piling out of hummer, opening fire...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. DELIVERY TRUCK - DAY
"In The Air Tonight" continues playing, as they drive down a road (Willamette Ave), next to a bluff, with a view of the Willamette River, Downtown Portland and a portion of the other side of the city. Random homes/buildings/areas are up in flames. It's a ghost town. A great view, but of a broken city...
Song fading, as delivery truck enters St. Johns Bridge. They begin driving over it. Half way over it, they stop, and look at the view...DJ looks back at Sam...
You ready to finish this journey?
You bet your ass I am...
POV of delivery truck from behind, as it begins driving again, and crosses bridge, turning and disappearing...POV just stays there, as a few moments go by...
Suddenly, a group of motorcycles (about a dozen) begin speeding onto bridge, heading in direction of the delivery truck...