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Season 2, Episode 5 (mid-season finale)
EXT. GERMAN TOWN ROAD - DAY
View from the truck, as it turns onto German Town Road (a steep hill that quickly rises in elevation). Everyone inside, is excited...
We're going to make it; I know we are!
DJ smiling, and checking side mirror... His smile fades, as he takes notice of multiple motorcycles...
Everyone, gun up! We have company!
Everyone becoming nervous, but also prepared, and ready to defend themselves...
The bikers open fire on the truck. Back door to truck slides open, with heavy packages instantly pouring onto the street. The lead bikers all bite the dust, with the other half of bikers now taking over, and approaching the truck...
Eli begins going completely savage, tossing more packages into the road, as some bikers dodge the packages, while others bite the dust...
Four bikers remain, and approach the truck, about to open fire...
But Marlana and Sam now pass Eli, and begin firing guns at the bikers. Two more are shot, and go down. Eli now fires his gun, as the final two bikers come to a stop, in the road. They simply watch, as the UPS truck continues on. Marlana and Eli, flipping them the bird...
DJ's view through side mirror, of the bikers turning back down the hill. He pumps his fist against the wheel, with emotion, and a look toward Renee, in passenger seat. She still looks scared, but forms a small smile, as DJ's emotion begins going through the roof.
YEEAAAHHHH, BABY! How many times will those
assholes try to take us out, before they come to realize
it's just not meant to be! We are compound bound, baby!
And not a god damn thing out there can stop us!
Eli now pumped and screaming from the back, out toward the road, behind them.
YEAH! HE AIN'T LYING! CAUSE THAT'S HOW IT'S
And if you couldn't stop us before, and you can't stop
us now, HOW YOU EVER GONNA STOP US AT THE
CAUSE SAM'S FAMILY IS UN FREAKING STOPPABLE!
GOD DAMN RIGHT THEY ARE!
YEAH! YEAH, SAM!
AND I FINALLY GET TO MEET, ZANE!
YEAH, YOU DO!
WE'RE SURVIVORS! WE'RE GOING TO MAKE IT!
YEAH, WE ARE!
WE ARE, BABY! WE REALLY ARE!
NO ONE CAN STOP US!
Marlana watching, with a smile, and a tear...
Renee watching, with a smile, as they continue up the road/hill, with extreme pumped emotions...
Birds eye POV of the truck going up the hill, as birds eye travels high, showing the steep hill, and the woodsy area to come, followed with farmlands, and open roads, until it comes to Highway 26 (West), where it's completely backed up with cars, as opening credits roll…
CUT TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. FISH'S CABIN - NIGHT
Leo jumping into front seat of hummer, as others quickly jump inside. He looks back at Dakota, helping Scout into the very back, and covering her wound. Leo looks at Zane, who climbs inside, looking back at Scout. Leo grabs Zane, who tries retreating back outside.
Door closes (as they're still be fired at, and have huffs approaching), and Leo begins backing up, and driving away. He then begins hitting the wheel, with extreme frustration, as Zane is heard yelling his own frustration, from back seat...
What the hell was that?!
Why would the army fire on us?!
They were already firing on someone else, maybe they
just thought we were a threat.
Who were they firing at?! Fish and the others? Were they
in the tree house?
Did anyone see them?
We have to go back!
Would everyone just shut up!... And let me think...
We need to get Scout, back, and take the quickest damn
Leo just thinking...
Your boys will. Wyatt and Dakota, too. You, Zane and I,
will finish what we came for...
They're my brothers, too, Leo! But we can't keep splitting
up our family, like this! How will we even get home? And
for all we know, they're already home, themselves! Hell,
maybe even out here searching for us!
And what if they're not?! We put together another
search team, and risk more lives, coming all the way
back, up here?
It's almost been two weeks. I hope to god they're safe,
but you saw what we all just saw... They're either
home, or stuck somewhere, trying to get home, in
which case we have no clue where to look, or...
Zane closing his eyes...
And that's good enough for you, Mason? Take our
chances and hope to get lucky? And if not, then we
spend the rest of our lives wondering if we just left
them up here, to die?
Stop the car... Stop the car, and go get my big brothers,
before I do it my god damn self!
Hummer pulling off to side of road. Everyone quickly climbing out, except Dakota/Scout, and organizing their gear...
I'm going with you guys.
Wyatt begins loading himself a pack. No one answers him, they just pack up supplies, in silence...
Dakota in back with Scout. Gunner in driver's seat, and Chasin next to him. Leo is at driver's side window...
No more search parties. I don't care if we never return,
send NO ONE else out into this mess. Enough of us have
been lost, already...
Gunner nods, as Mason approaches Chasin's side, and Leo goes to Zane, placing a hand on his shoulder. Mason does the same, with Chasin, and nods at Gunner. Windows goes up, and they pull away. Zane gives Dakota a look, as they drive off, leaving the four of them alone, with flashlights, guns, and their packs (wearing their vests).
Zane looks over at Leo...
We're either finding them, or dying trying...
Damn right, we are...
They all begin walking, opposite direction in which hummer went...
We sneak back onto the property. Get as close to the
tree house as we can.
We need to get up there. Even if they're not there, Sam
would have left me a letter. I built her a secret
compartment, up there.
Then that is the plan...
Suddenly they see headlights, coming toward them. They break for the side of the road, and into the brush. Their POV of several army vehicles approaching.
Zane coming out of brush.
What the hell are you doing?
Dakota's like thirty seconds ahead of them! We have to
Zane throwing up arms/gun.
You guys hold back, a second. Ambush em' if they try to
Leo and others holding back, as vehicles arrive and stop. Soldiers instantly holding guns on Zane.
Who are you? What are you doing out here?
I'm Zane Baker, of the Baker family. We have a compound,
you can survive there. All you have to do is help us find
my little (cut off)
Stop talking, now! (looking all around) You keep saying
we, us. Where is us, at? All I see, is you?
Zane staring right at him...
Us, is in the brush, aiming guns on you and your men.
(men looking all around) We are not looking for a fight.
Already killed enough for one night. We want to
collaborate. You need us, we need you.
Colonel Ryerson aiming gun right at Zane...
One, two, three... I reach ten, and the Baker family loses a member.
Four, five, six, seven, eight.
Leo coming out of brush, aiming gun directly at Colonel Ryerson...
The Baker family is losing no more of its members,
not at least without the army losing several of theirs.
My gun is on you, your men's guns are on me, and my
other family members guns, are on them.
It's a standoff.. Soldiers are nervously looking around. The Colonel begins smiling, as headlights suddenly appear, with approaching vehicles. Several more army vehicles pull up. Soldiers begin running over, with guns drawn, aimed at Leo and Zane...
What's going on here, Lieutenant?
Colonel Ballard is awol, Major. Please refer to me by
my proper rank.
EXT. CAMPGROUND BASE - NIGHT
Army vehicles driving through gate (as guards close it behind them), and into a campground, made into a base. There are structures, army tents, RV's, and a fenced jail area, put up around an outhouse. There are several prisoners inside, including two soldiers. There're also a few different covered areas, with sleeping bags...
Soldiers begin leading Leo, Zane, Mason and Wyatt toward the jail area. Colonel Ryerson is looking through their weapons and packs...
They have some impressive gear, here. (looking at other
soldiers) I wasn't sure at first, but I'm beginning to buy into
this compound crap. This could be an opportunity for us...
EXT. JAIL AREA - MORNING
Leo sleeping, with Mason and Wyatt close by, doing the same. Zane sits against fence, staring a head, in thought...
He then takes notice of a soldier (one of the 2 locked up inside jail area), coming out of the outhouse, and sitting over close by the other soldier, who is sleeping on the ground. Zane rises, and walks toward them...
Mind me asking why you're on this side of the fence?
Soldier looking at him, shaking his head...
I'm no different than these (motioning outside the jail) guys.
I just wanted to go save my family, and knew things were
heading this direction. They're all doing the same thing now,
but we did it too early, so I guess that's reason enough, to
keep us in here...
Zane looking around at the few other prisoners...
What about the rest of these people?
That guy over there. He didn't even deserve to be in
here. Just stood up for a young lady who wanted
nothing to do with the attention one of the other
soldiers kept giving her. The others deserved it at the
time, but...(shaking head) Ridiculous that they're still
in here...Everyone's just too worried about their own
safety, and too scared to stand up to the new Colonel...
Zane looks up, as a soldier (Smith) arrives, and the guard begins unlocking gate, to jail area. Leo is now awake, and had been watching Zane, but is now focused on the soldier. Mason wakes, and watches the soldier, who enters and comes toward them, with some food. The guard, carefully watches them, while aiming his riffle, as the soldier places food down at a picnic table.
So, you're feeding us...I guess that's a good sign...
Can you at least inform us of the plan?
Something went down at our other base. The Colonel
went to take care of it. After that he intends to pick up
his wife in Northern California. Should take him at
least a couple days, to get back. When he does, we go
for your compound.
That's perfect, and while he's in Cali, how about you
let us go get the rest of our family, so that we can all go
back to the compound together. You deny us that, and
what reason would we possibly have to welcome you
back to our home?
I don't disagree with you, and if I were calling the shots,
I'd have no problem with it. (leaving) I just don't have the
pull around here, to make that happen for you.
At least hear us out...
Soldier keeps walking away, as guard locks gate back up...
EXT. CAMPGROUND BASE - DAY
Colonel Ryerson driving through gates, followed by many other vehicles...
Zane and others, watching from jail area...
Their POV and sound of Colonel Ryerson speaking to Major David.
We secured it, but the perimeter is too damaged. I'm
going for the wife, now. Move all civilians to the second
base, including the prisoners, but not our new ones. Free
Darius and Tanner, and put them back to work. (staring
toward Zane and them) Interrogate our compound friends,
see if that's an actual option, or not... (Major just staring
at him) Something to say, Major?
You said the perimeter was damaged...won't the civilians
be at risk?
Colonel Ryerson moving in closely, to Major David...
We're not babysitters, anymore, Major. We won't be alive,
a month from now, if we don't worry about ourselves, first,
and civilians, absolutely not at all...
Zane gets as close to the gate as he can, as soldier Smith enters...
Everyone, except for the newbies, are free to go.
Darius, Tanner, check in with Major David.
Zane moving toward Smith, and slyly hands him a note, which Smith nervously accepts. He looks right at Zane, before turning and exiting, behind the others. The guard locks up, as Smith glances at the note.
Just a meeting with the Major, PLEASE?
Zane and Leo watching, as Major David loads all the civilians, up. Soldier Smith stands close by, looking from the Major, to the jail area. The major climbs into his vehicle, as do the others. Smith hands the Major a note. He glances at it, then toward the jail area, and back at Smith. He then drives off, with all the others...
Zane and Leo pacing, Mason and Wyatt sitting...
Zane and Leo sitting, impatiently. Mason and Wyatt are walking, stretching their legs...
Zane doing yoga/stretching, Leo some pushups, and both Mason and Wyatt doing some stretching...
Zane impatiently pacing...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. UPS TRUCK - DAY
DJ's view of the onramp, onto highway 26. It's completely backed up with traffic, down there, as he keeps driving straight...
DJ coming to another road that is blocked with cars. Sam inside, looking at DJ, as he turns the truck around. They all watch, as he goes back direction they just came, until turning onto a different road...
DJ coming to another "dead end", turning, and again searching for a different route...
DJ coming to another potential road block. He tries to be a little aggressive, forcing his way through a pair of vehicles. Everyone inside, nervously looking amongst one another.
Just don't get us stuck. It's not worth losing the truck.
Been seeing more and more huffs, around here, too...
DJ continues ahead, but then stops...
He begins slowly backing up. Truck squealing as it rubs against the other vehicles. Suddenly, a loud thump and instant dent, on top of the truck, scares everyone, inside. The women all scream. Even Eli jumps.
What the hell was that?!
They can now hear a huff moving around on top...
Jesus Christ, that damn thing must have leapt right
off one of those buildings!
DJ begins backing up again, a little too fast, as the huff comes rolling down the front window. The women again scream!
They watch as it rises in front of them, as DJ continues backing away, before turning. Three more huffs are right in front of them. DJ somewhat drives around them, hitting them, even running over the top of one, as they go back the way they came from...
DJ driving down a long open road. There are random vehicles off side of the road, and sometimes in the road, as he carefully goes around them. He blows by some people, pleading for help. He blows by another guy, actually holding up a thumb, hitchhiking. He passes huffs, here and there. They all watch as he passes a huff on the ground, eating a dead person...
They pass a sign, reading "Forest Grove", but there is an "R" spray painted at the end of it. Making it read "Forest Grover"...
They come to another sign, reading "Oregon Beaches"...
DJ passes it, then pulls to side of road, and stops engine. Eli opens back of truck, and goes into the grassy area (with his bat), behind a tree. Marlana takes Sam (both holding guns) and Renee with her, into grassy area, and behind some different trees. DJ finds his own private area...
While they're all gone, a huff comes out of grassy area, from other side of road. It comes to the truck, walking around it. Eli comes out of grassy area. Casually walks right toward huff, and demolishes it...
He looks up, as another one comes out of grassy area. He approaches it, swings and takes it out. Two more now come out of grass.
What the hell, man. What is this, a god damn huff
convention, or someshit?!
He approaches and prepares to swing, but instantly, over a dozen more huffs come out of grassy area. Eli's eyes go wide, as he backs up. He watches, as their numbers quickly mount...
(turning and running back to truck)
BATHROOM BREAK OVER, GUYS!
Everyone hustling out of grassy area, with fear, once they see the huffs. They rush into the truck. They get inside just in time. The truck is quickly surrounded by them. DJ turns the key, but the engine fails. He desperately tries again, with no life at all, from the engine!
He looks outside, at all the huffs, then to his sister, looking back at him.
It won't start?! Try it again!
He turns the key again, with no life. They are doomed!
DJ tries to think, quickly...
Okay, everyone grab your packs and put em' on! Grab
whatever guns you can, and your spears. Then
everyone get ready to run out the front door, once I
get their attention to the back!
They all begin quickly gathering what they can. Sam grabs the carrier. DJ helps position them toward the front, ready to roll. He goes to the back.
Stay low, so none of them can see or hear you! Run out
the doors and straight down the road, until I catch up
with you. Do that, as soon as I say go!
DJ opens the back door and instantly makes a bunch of noise. The huffs arrive, and he slams door on them.
How clear is it?!
I think we can make it!
DJ takes one final deep breath, before opening back door. He lets the huffs begin to work toward climbing up inside.
GO, GO, GO, GO, GO!
DJ backs up, watching them, as the others climbs out and begin running down the road. DJ leaps out behind them, as they all just run...
EXT. FIELD - DAY
DJ and all of them, resting under a handful of trees, out in the middle of nowhere, just a big field of grass/wheat. They are all catching their breaths, in silence...
Marlana lays back, closing her eyes and just relaxing. Renee does the same...
I like this spot...can see anyone coming, from a mile
away...makes me feel safe... (looking into the trees)
All we need now is a tree house...
That and a 7/11, and we could just vacation here for a
week, before our long hike.
Oh my god, the damage I'd do to a cherry slurpee,
right about now!
I hate their pizza there, but would dine on that cheap
crap like it was mom's homemade Thanksgiving dinner!
What the hell is wrong with you...(everyone silent,
looking at her) First 7/11 and now thanksgiving, again?!
You almost killed me with your Turkey Day memories
of Todd, and now here you go again. My family made
the most amazing spread, every four years, when we all
got together for it. What Eli would do to that slurpee,
of his, is nothing compared to the attack mode I'd be
in, for a meal like that, right about now!
Thanksgiving's actually coming up, soon...I think...
(looking to Sam) They still celebrate that at the
Are you kidding me? My grandpa built that place to
continue all of life's best traditions. I think the day you
walk me through those doors will be considered a
holiday of its own! One with a ton of food!
Depending on exactly what kinds of food they have there,
I can make some pretty tasty dishes.
DJ leans against Marlana.
If you were a man, and younger, you'd be in big trouble.
Sam, Eli and Marlana all laughing...
Renee is asleep...
Is Renee asleep?
DJ looking over at her, with a smile.
Yep...she heard slurpee and went straight to dreamland,
just so she could imagine herself drinking one.
They become silent, sitting there relaxing...
DJ looks over at Bailey, inside the carrier...
I hate to say it, Sam, but I think it's time to make Bailey
do his own walking. Lugging that thing all the way there,
is not gonna happen...
Sam just staring at the carrier...
Will he follow us?
Holy crap! Thought you were crashed...
I wasn't sure, the first time we tried it, and never had to
test it, but something tells me he will do just fine. Even
if he stops to hunt, or something, he'll find our scent,
What about huffs?
Are you kidding me? A human couldn't catch a cat that
didn't want to be caught...the huff that catches one, is
the huff even Eli doesn't wanna mess with!
EXT. GRASS/WHEAT FIELD - DAY
DJ and all of them, hiking through a large open field. Bailey is actually having fun, running through the grass, after them, and stopping, then catching up again. Nothing but grass/wheat, surrounds them, in all directions...
They walk in silence...
I'll buy a slurpee, for the first person to start a decent
conversation. I'm bored, people...
I'd write you a damn book, if you really had a slurpee
My grandpa always said he wanted to rebuild the world,
if it ever fell apart. He wanted to help the people, outside
of the compound, just as much as those, inside... I've
been doing a lot of thinking about that, while on this
journey of ours... I keep picturing those scenes, in Return
Of the Jedi, of Ewok village. Remember how they lived in
trees? With swinging bridge ladders, from one tree to the
Sam silent, lost in thought, as everyone else simply stares at her, waiting for more...
We need to build communities like that. Places where
people can farm down below, but sleep safely, above,
above the dead...Not just communities, but rest
stations, too. Places where our scouts can be safe,
and rest. We already have those...but they need
to be above...
Everyone staring at her, as they now walk on, in silence...
They have the resources there, to do such a thing,
Grandpa was prepared for that...
Crazy thing is, you guys already have tree houses
at the compound, without ever knowing about
all of this.
Now we need them outside the compound...
DJ and all of them, coming to a large creek, in a nice quiet spot. They all stop and rest, splashing some water on their faces, and drinking. Bailey hangs back, away from the water...
(looking over the creek)
We can catch some dinner here. This is where we reside
for the night. Catch some breakfast in the morning, and
hike, what, another twenty-five, thirty miles, tomorrow? And reach
Thirty miles, really?
Might be more like forty.
Eli closing his eyes, at the thought...
That's too far. We need to find a car...
Anyone here know how to hotwire one?
DJ looking at Marlana...
Why you looking at me? Why's the black woman have
to know how to hot wire a car?
Marlana cracking up and giving DJ a nudge...
I know it's a long way, but I just feel like it's safer on
foot, hiding whenever we see trouble, walking where
we can see or hear anything or anyone, long before
running right into it... Gonna take a little longer, and
our legs will be buffer than anyone at the compound,
shrinking while we sleep for a month, once we make
it...but make it we do...
Eli nodding, as do the others...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. JAIL AREA - DUSK
Major David and his men, driving through the gates, as Zane and Leo look on...
They watch as he chats with some men, puts some things away, and walks into one of the tents...
Zane begins shaking his head...
Scared son of a bitch won't even face us...
He's tired...has his hands full out there...that works
for us...he'll realize he needs us...
Not if we can't talk to him before Colonel Fantasy Land,
comes back, with his dead, meat eating wife.
He won't be back for at least another day or two...we'll
have our chance to chat with the Major, tomorrow.
Suddenly, they notice the Major coming back outside, right toward them, carrying food...
Or much sooner...
They watch as both Smith and the Major come to the gate, and the guard lets them in. They bring food to the picnic table...
I hear you require a meeting, with me?
Zane and Leo a look at each other...
We believe you're the right one to reason with. Colonel
"Fantasy Land", as my son calls him, is just crazy. He will
not find his wife, out in this mess. He won't lead any of
you and your men, to a new life, somewhere safe. He
certainly won't see the inside of that compound. It's
guarded by walls that can't be breached, and men
hiding in places, you'll never see them coming from.
There are 50 cal riffles and RPG's on the wall, and you
can't even see where they're being fired from. It's not
just our family in there, it's a community. (nodding)
They're not walking out of there, handing it over to
Colonel Fantasy Land, just to save us.
What my dad is saying, is we're your ticket, through
Major David just staring at them...
What if we bring this to him?
You know him better than us. What would he do?
The Major just staring at them again...
I don't know. Everyone in command is becoming
unpredictable. Before coms went down, we were
receiving orders so sketchy, that we simply quit
listening. The original Colonel is still out there,
believed to be coming back for the fencing. He took
half the men, god knows where, with him.
We know where he went. We had a run in with him
last night, right before you came across us.
They were involved in some kind of huge gun fight,
possibly with our family.
Why would your family be involved in a gun fight with
the US army?
You just said yourself, the Colonel was unpredictable,
just like Mr. Fantasy Land.
Major David again just staring at them...
This is my problem...I don't know you guys. I don't
know if any of what you're selling me, is true or not.
Then why are you trusting a man, whose plan is to use
us as bait, to get into a place that maybe isn't even real?
He hasn't determined that, yet. I'm supposed to be doing
that for him, now...
The main reason we want you to take our word for it,
is to go save my ten-year-old cousin, who is going to make
this world a better place someday. I've always thought that,
and I still do. Our grandfather is the most amazing man
we've ever known. He's done things and envisioned things,
that most people in this world, can't even begin to think up.
He doesn't have much time to contribute to this new
world...but her...she is the closest thing in our family, to
having the magic, inside of her, that he does...
Leo staring at Zane...
Mason and Wyatt also staring at him...
Both Major David and Smith, also staring at Zane...
Talk about a fantasy...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. CAMP CREEK - DAWN
Marlana waking, with a look over at the others, where Bailey sleeps, on Sam. DJ's sleeping bag is empty. Marlana looks over to the creek, where DJ is fishing...
She begins rising, with a look from DJ. She keeps her sleeping bag, wrapped around her as she walks over to him... She arrives, just staring at him, he stares back...
I hope you know how special it is, what you do for these
DJ looking back at the sleeping kids...
Special, is what they are...and you've been a pretty big
Says the man, awake before the sun even rises, catching
breakfast for everyone else.
The man, trying to catch breakfast.
Marlana smiles, and leans against DJ, standing there watching him fish...
DISSOLVE TO: MORNING
Everyone sitting around the fire, eating fish. Sam feeds Bailey, some...
Marlana puts coco mix into cups, as DJ moves hot water off the fire, and pours into the cups. Marlana stirs, and hands cups out to the kids...
This could be it...our last day, before we actually make it!
You think we can make forty miles, by tomorrow?
Absolutely...unless we walk all night, too. We can make
it by midnight!
Pass! Too dangerous walking at night, and I'm too old
for anything more than twenty miles in one day.
Too old...you're barely an adult!
Everyone laughing, a bit...
DJ and them (Sam holding Bailey), hiking on side of the highway, close enough to quickly hide, if needed. They're passing a pond/water hole...
My favorite corn dog store, is up here. I would always
get excited when we passed this pond, cause I knew we
were getting close to those corn dogs.
Any chance they're still open?
DJ and them, walking through grassy area (Bailey following them), off from the highway, a bit. There is a house nearby, they stay away from the property...
I always loved this drive...so much beauty... I always
wondered what it'd be like to walk, or ride a bike...
to see it all...
DJ and them, walking on the highway (Bailey following). Steep, rugged, hillside terrain on one side of highway, and a steep drop off, on the other side (with river below). They creep around corner of highway, with nothing but more highway ahead...
No people, no huffs, and even if there were, who cares,
we have Eli, he's the huff terminator...we're going to
Eli laughing as he almost slips on a rock, in the river. Sam laughing with him. Marlana hops over the rocks, like a pro. DJ (holding Bailey) helps Renee getting over a big rock, without slipping...
Suddenly, they all freeze, as the sound of vehicles, can be heard from the highway. It's gets much louder. It sounds like semi-trucks, many of them. They all go down low, against/behind the rocks, in the river. Bailey is nervous, and scratching DJ, who quickly places him down on rock. Bailey just freezes there...
They watch, through the brush above, with a limited view, of what looks like semi-trucks and other large machinery type of vehicles. Maybe even tractors. It takes a lifetime to go by, traveling around them in a large loop...
They remain quiet, until suddenly Sam becomes excited.
That has to be them...it HAS to be!
Sam begins skipping rocks like never before. One after another. Yelling for her family.
ZANE! SCOUT! UNCLE LEO! I'M HERE!
Eli begins running after Sam. Marlana hurries, as well. DJ and Renee, begin to hustle, Bailey remains on the rock, until he finally challenges himself, to leap onto the next one, and so on...
Suddenly, Eli is heard screaming, in agony!
Sam turns and looks back, toward Eli. The others all look. He lays in the river, obviously hurt. They all begin rushing his direction...
They arrive and help him up, but he is unable to put pressure on his ankle, and is crying out in pain...
Oh, I messed it up, bad! It's never hurt like this before!
You've done this before?
Sprained ankles happen to me like huffs are happening
to this world, but never this bad!
Eli in a ton of pain, as they help him to the shoreline, sitting him on a rock...
DJ shaking his head, as he watches the swelling, already taking over...
Put it back in the water. Should be elevated, but the
cold water will work some magic.
DJ and Marlana, helping him move to another rock, and positioning his ankle into the cold water...
Sam looks from Eli, back toward the road and direction her "family" went off in...
They must be building, already...adding on...
DJ and Marlana, helping Eli, limp up a hill. Sam struggling to get up herself, while carrying Bailey. Renee waits, behind everyone...
They reach the top, and take notice of a home, nearby. DJ gives Marlana a look, before they begin heading toward the home...
Suddenly, they all stop, and stare ahead, toward the house, where a man and woman have come out onto porch, looking back at them all...
INT. HOUSE, LIVING ROOM - DAY
Eli on a couch, with his foot elevated and wrapped. Everyone else is nearby, including the man (Aiden, 28ish) and his wife (Blair, 28ish), and her grandparents (Owen, Wendy, 80ish, 75ish).
My parents never made it, and we have no idea where
or what happened to the rest of our family...
Bailey under Sam's chair, being hissed at, by Wendy's cat (Maggers)...
Maggers! You knock that off, old lady!
Sam and Renee both chuckle...
You named her Maggers?
No, she named her Maggie, but my nickname, stuck...
Blair smiling at her grandma...
So...other than your cars being stolen, you guys haven't
had any trouble, here? Since it all went down?
Not even much of the dead, at least not as much as you've
all seen. With plenty of fish in the river, and hunting
available, we feel we can make a life here.
DJ staring at them, before shaking his head, a little...
I'm sorry to be blunt...but if the dead don't scare you...
the living surely will... I'm not saying travel with us, but
once we get there, (looking at Sam)...
My family will come back here, for you...for helping us
get back to them.
I don't know what we can do to help?
You could let us stay a couple nights. We'll do the fishing,
and (motioning at Eli) he'll be soaking that ankle of his all
day long. The cold water will have him ready, by day
Eli's swollen/bruised ankle, soaking in fast flowing river water, as DJ pulls in a fish...
It's just the two of them, down there, except for Aiden, who is approaching...
Not only do you guys magically have a compound,
but you can fish, too, I see.
Well, the little girl up there, is the one with the
magic. But yeah, I can fish.
DJ smiling at him...
So (motioning back up toward the house)...she really
believes the logging caravan, we saw drive by,
yesterday, is her family?
Makes sense, I guess...I mean, who else, only three weeks
into the apocalypse, is capable of such a thing?
Aiden simply shrugging...
Sam, on porch (Bailey in her lap), staring out at the highway. Renee is next to her, with Maggers in her lap. Blair comes out, onto porch, smiling at Maggers, in Renee's lap...
So...if that is your family, Sam, what is it they're doing,
with all that wood?
It excites me, to guess. It could be more homes, more rest
areas. Maybe they're even using my idea, and building tree
Sam begins to frown...
I'm just...surprised...they'd already be doing that...
Everyone inside, eating lunch. Blair and her family look happy, excited. They have hope...
Everyone is watching Bailey, who keeps coming outside from under Sam's chair, only to turn and zip right back under, once Maggers hisses at him. Everyone is laughing over it...
Play dates for these two, once both at the compound,
that's for sure!
Maybe...we should keep him here? Until we get back?
Sam instantly stops smiling, begins frowning...
He'd be more than welcome here...
I'm worried he'd try to follow us...even if it was a day
later. Once he got the chance...he'd get lost looking for us.
The child's not wrong...it'd go after them, first chance it
That's okay...he's made it this far, he'll see it to the end,
Bailey running back under the chair, with some chuckles...
Suddenly, everyone turns and looks outside, where the sound of something on the road, can be heard. Sam rushes to the window. Everyone else rising, and edging toward window, as sounds gets louder. They all watch, as all those same semi-trucks, and other machinery equipped vehicles, begin driving by. The semi-beds are empty, this time, as they go the opposite direction...
Sam is about to bolt out the front door, but stopped by DJ.
Not until you know it's them, for sure. Gotta be smart, Sam.
She goes to window, doing her best to look...
Sam staring, intensely, with a shake of the head...
I...I can't tell... (more shaking of the head) I...I don't
think so...I..I just don't...I don't think...those are ours...
Sam just shaking her head...
They all watch, as it all goes by, three large semi-trucks and a few other logging equipped vehicles. There were men, with guns, on the truck-beds. Sam could not recognize anyone...
Eli's foot, again in the cold, fast flowing river water, as he, DJ and Sam, all fish...
If they're not your family...any idea, Sam, who they
could be?... I mean...maybe friends of your family, or
It's very possible. I really don't know all of Hunter's men,
or my grandfather's. They have guys for everything,
committed to being a part of this...if anything was to
ever actually happen...
There's already a compound of powerful people in
these woods...how many more organized groups are
we likely to come across?
Maybe I should get closer, when they come back by?
DJ a very questionable look, her way...
That scares the hell out of me, Sam.
Not anywhere they can see me; just close by the road, in
the bushes. If I recognize anyone, I can come out.
DJ a skeptical shake of the head.
I don't know...I really wanna say no to that...but I guess
I'm not going to...as long as I can be there with you...
DISSOLVE TO: (evening)
DJ and Sam, running toward the road, carefully. They run into some brush, getting as close as they can, as the sound of the semi-trucks, approach...
They stare out at the road, as the caravan goes by. Sam eyes each and every person she sees. DJ takes notice of all the firepower/guards. Sam begins shaking her head...
She takes notice of one of the guards. His arm is full of tats and he's got a bandana over his face...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. JAIL AREA - DAWN (barely any daylight)
Zane and Leo waking, as Major David comes through the gate to the jail. He looks right at them, as they rise. He approaches. Zane takes notice of the guard, who isn't holding his weapon on them, this time...
I'm on board...but I can't do this without knowing the
majority of the other men, will back me. If I had to guess
right now, I'd say it's fifty/fifty. So, what I'm going to do, is
make sure you have opportunities to speak, with the
guys I'm not so sure about. You inspire them, like you
did me, and I'm sure things will go down nicely for us,
when the Colonel returns.
Major, please, we gotta move on this now! We can wait
to go back to the compound, but we have to go for my
little cousin, now! It's been long enough!
I let you guys go, and I'm screwed. The Colonel has close
friends here. I may outrank them, but I turn on his orders,
and they'll put me under arrest, or worse. Now I told you,
the best I can do is set my own plan in motion, and trust
that you guys do your part. Get me a few more men,
loyal to me, and I'll become loyal to you...
DISSOLVE TO: (day)
Zane, Leo, Mason and Wyatt, all working alongside the fenced perimeter (from outside the fence), as several guards hold guns on them. They are digging pits, in front of the fence, and piling dirt in between the fence, and the pit. Zane and Leo begin speaking loud enough for the guards to hear them.
I thought the plan was to leave this place...why all the
work, to secure it?...Colonel a little loopy, on what he
wants to do?
Loopy, is one thing we don't do at the compound. We
don't just have plans to survive the end of the world,
but to rebuild it. We have people with creativity,
passion and brilliance, and we have the resources to
set in motion the masterminded kind of things, these
people think up.
We have leaders, with wisdom. We have soldiers, with
real training. We have family, and we have friends of
family, but together...we are all family...and survive
together, as such...
A thousand freaking people we can fit on the inside,
and plan to keep adding on, and to build livable
communities in surrounding areas...
DISSOLVE TO: (evening)
Different guards, holding guns on Zane and those guys, as they carry supplies from the army vehicles, into tents... One of the guards is female...
We plan to make the world normal again, or at least
as close to it as possible. We have baseball teams and
softball challenges. A gym, basketball! Swimming
Female guard (GIA), sharing a look/smile with Zane.
You know what we did, before all of this. The Sand
Series Hotel! The Baker Boardwalk! Life chose our family
for a reason...to bring something real back into this world!
The Sand Series Hotel? That is you guys?
DISSOLVE TO: (night)
Zane and them, back in the jail area, but with tons of guards, on other side of fence, talking with them.
We plan to still do Christmas's, Thanksgivings, birthdays,
Halloweens...well maybe not Halloween! (few chuckles)
Parties, bbqs, parks, children, a lake, gardens, crops, fields
and fields of berries.
And protection...from anyone who wants to take it from
us. Friends and allies, on both sides of the wall... You
guys simply can't say no, to this. It's not only the
opportunity of a lifetime, in this new twisted world of
ours..it's your only opportunity...cause Colonel Fantasy
Land, isn't an opportunity, and he isn't a leader...he's
And we're your beginning...beginning to something
with a real chance, in a world with so few of them...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. RIVER - AFTERNOON
Eli using his bat as a cane, as he sits himself down on a rock, and soaking bare foot into the river. DJ and Sam are fishing. Marlana and Renee sit with Bailey, at the shoreline. Aiden and Blair on rocks, in river, fishing. The grandparents are up above, in chairs, wrapped in blankets. Owen has binoculars around his neck...
Eli moans his frustration...
AHHHH! I feel like such a jackass. Falling like a big bozo,
and now everyone's stuck, waiting around for me. And
what if there had been huffs?
That's good, man. Keep thinking like that, cause now
you'll have it on your mind, next time you're walking the
slippery river...cause even the Eli-minator couldn't terminate
huffs, with a "puffed" up ankle, like what you got going on.
You're "puffed" up...(more laughs) Cause this water
is actually working. I'll be sitting here all day, soaking
this thing...be back to "puffing" up huffs in no time.
Puffing up huffs, I love it! Now I can cuss even in front
of my moms, once home, at the compound.
Yeah...I imagine with all those cousins, even at age
ten, you're an expert on the tongue of a sailor.
My cousins are one thing...my uncle Leo is another!
But my dad always told me, they are just words, and
that it's all about how you use them, and common
sense...and I'm pretty sure common sense, meant
to never do it around my moms...unless I had a code
word, like puff...or huffs.
That's puffing hilarious.
Okay, you know what. I think that's a puffing enough.
You guys go back to the compound talking like that,
and I'm not going to be liked so much, by the moms.
So...I can guess what the "moms" might represent...
Hungry, ugly, freaky, puffers.
Lots of laughs...
Cut to a little further down river, where a huff stumbles into the water, falling on the slippery rocks. He is attracted to the sound of laughter, and rises back up, walking further into the water, and again slipping, face first into water...
The huff rises, and continues around the corner... It comes to see DJ and them, fishing, and laughing...
From that same POV, the others are all seen turning, to look at the huff. Owen quickly uses his binoculars, to see the huff. His POV (through binoculars), as Blair screams.
She runs off the rock, stepping on a wet rock, and slipping into the river.
Aiden helps her up...
Eli reaching for his bat.
Eli, are you kidding me! Relax! You're on the disabled list...
Blair, are you okay?!
The huff is still far from them, and falls again. It tries to rise, before falling again...
The only thing that huff is doing, is scaring the fish.
(DJ heading toward it, now) Which is why I'll go take
it down. Cause that poor bastard might just be stuck
there for hours, before making it to us.
Aiden helps Blair, dry off with a towel. Sam and Eli watch, as DJ skips from rock to rock, with his spear. He gets closer to the huff, who continues to struggle, but becomes more motivated as DJ arrives. It stands and steps toward him.
DJ prepares to stick it, with his spear, but it suddenly falls forward, hard, scaring DJ and knocking him into water. The huff goes down hard against a rock, instantly dying, as DJ comes out of water, scared at first, until seeing the dead huff...
Everyone cracking up, complete hysterics, as DJ uses a towel, at the shoreline, to dry off...
Eli is in tears, from laughter, Sam close to the same. Renee is trying not to laugh, but cannot fight it, which in return, makes her brother laugh...
Okay, okay, fine...I'm not the machine that Eli, is. But
at least all I got was a little wet, rather than twisting
my ankle in between a rock.
You're lucky you didn't get a little dead!
I mean, you pretty much were dead, until that thing
saved your life and slipped on that rock! (Eli/Sam laughing)
Oh whatever! That thing slipping, is what caused me to
be almost dead (Eli laughing). Otherwise I'd be washing
off my spear, right about now.
Instead you're washing your underpants!
Sam and Eli cracking up, Renee again tries not to, but loses the battle. DJ laughs too. Marlana is dying, and begins laughing even harder, but silently. Sam and Eli laughing at her...
I'm sorry...I just can't stop picturing your face, right as
you went down, and again after you got up...(laughing
more) and...even...after you realized that darn thing
All the kids cracking up, Aiden and Blair, too...
Wow...I expected this from the kids, but you?
I said I'm sorry...
Yeah, in advance! Which means it was premeditated.
(Marlana cracking up) And now, you have everyone
picturing my goofy "I just crapped me pants" face!
Marlana and the kids cracking up. Aiden and Blair laughing, too...
I just posted it on Facebook.
It's not Facebook, anymore. It's huffbook.
Eli begins rising, shifting and using his ankle, fairly well...
That ankle looks about ready...
Sam and Eli smiling...
EXT. HOUSE PORCH - MORNING
DJ, Marlana, Eli, Sam and Renee, all packing up and preparing to get back to their journey. Sam picks up Bailey, with a kiss. Owen and Wendy are watching from the window. Aiden and Blair, come out front door. Aiden has a backpack, and looks ready to join them, as they all stop what they're doing, to look at him...
We talked it over, and even though I'm against it...the
wife here is forcing me to join you guys (kidding).
The wife smiles, wipes a tear, and hugs him.
It's really the other way around...but the wife (looking
into his eyes) is really proud of the husband, right now.
Sam (holding Bailey) and Marlana smiling, as everyone loads up, and begins walking off porch...
The grandparents come out onto the porch, next to their granddaughter, who smiles and cries, at the same time. Her grandfather places his hand on her shoulder, as they watch them all walk away, toward the road...
EXT. HIGHWAY - DAY
A huff, walking along the highway...
DJ stands back with the others (Sam holding Bailey), down the road from the huff, as Eli and Aiden approach it. Eli with his bat, and Aiden behind him (with a spear), watching his every move...
One thing I've recently learned, is to always keep an eye
out, for more of them. They seem to like traveling together.
Eli gets closer to it, raising his bat.
One quick blow to the head, is all it takes.
Eli moves on it, swinging and hitting its arms/chest, knocking it to the ground...
Now see, I can do this all day. So, while I keep him
knocked down, you move in and take him out.
The huff rises, as Eli knocks it back down, onto the road. This time Aiden quickly moves in, and only hesitates briefly, before jabbing the spear into its head, killing it.
DJ leading others across the road.
Look at Eli, graduating from badass, to badass huff
Reminding me more and more, of Zane...
Three semi-trucks, and other large vehicles, driving down the highway. Guards, with guns, stand on the flatbeds, looking all around...
The vehicles all go by, and eventually, DJ creeps out of the brush, followed by the others (Sam holding Bailey)...
Going to get more wood, it looks like...
To do what, with?
Build a wall?...
DJ and them, creeping through grassy area, with a home nearby. Eli readies his bat, as a female huff approaches. He lets Aiden come forward, using his spear, to kill the huff...
He's a natural.
Don't get me wrong, this is disgusting...but being
an experienced hunter, certainly helps.
Aiden just freezes, and looks toward the house. They all look...
Their POV of two small huffs, a boy and a girl, maybe 3, and 4. They approach, but slowly, and constantly falling...
DJ begins walking toward them... He arrives, with his spear, and puts them down...
Marlana and Sam, with tears, as they watch...
DISSOLVE TO: (foggy conditions)
Sam and everyone, walking silently, off the side of the road...
They come to a spot near a drop off, and are forced to walk onto the highway, remaining silent...
DJ carefully watches the road ahead, with spots of fog, limiting visibility... He then looks over at other side of road, where up ahead, some more clearing opens up, providing them with an area to walk, off of highway. He leads everyone across road, heading for the clearing...
They remain silent...
They reach the clearing, and DJ freezes... As does everyone else...
They all stare into clearing, and watch as a deer and her young fawn, leave the clearing, onto the highway...
Aiden looks from his gun, to DJ, who looks from him, to Marlana, who is looking back at him, and then the girls...
Aiden creeping forward, toward the deer, as DJ takes Renee's hand, and Marlana reaches for Sam's hand, as they lead them into the clearing, while shushing them...
What's he doing?
I'm okay with just eating fish!
Eli just stands, watching Aiden. The deer is across the road, now, standing there with her fawn. The fog gets even thicker, as the road goes on, and suddenly an arrow comes flying out of said fog. Aiden freezes, and watches the arrow stick the mother deer. He looks all around, then dashes off the road.
DJ rushes to get everyone down and out of sight, Eli ducks behind a tree. Aiden dives into the brush. Renee watches, as the baby fawn runs initially, but remains close, to its mother. Suddenly, a man (STIX, was in Season 1 finale bonus scene) comes out of fog, on highway, with a hatchet, and chucks it directly at the fawn, sticking it hard, and dropping it immediately...
DJ and everyone remain dead still, and dead quiet. Renee is silently weeping, over the death of the fawn. Sam has tears of her own. They watch as a few other men arrive, putting the mother out of her misery, and carting the remains. Stix, looks around, and is the last of them to walk away...
They disappear back into the fog, going the same direction that DJ and them want to go...
DJ looks over at Eli, then Aiden, and signals them over...
We need to give them at least twenty minutes, to clear out
of here. Maybe longer... This is the coast range, there's
no telling how bad this fog might get.
You think they're dangerous?
DJ a funny look at Aiden.
Did you dive into the bushes just for the hell of it?
DJ takes notice of Renee, weeping, and puts his hand on her back...
Eli looks from the road, to Sam...
Sam, you're sure those guys aren't part of your
compound? I mean...that guy with the hatchet...just
seemed like the way you have me visioning your family...
I don't think so...but they could be...I guess...
DJ simply shaking his head, not sure what to think...
We...we're just going to have to be more careful,
travel as much off the road, as we can...
We won't get there until next week...
Sam closing her eyes, at that thought...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. JAIL AREA - DAY
Zane closing his eyes, opening and silently mouthing the "F" word...
This is taking way too long.
Don't I know it! I'm supposed to have patience...always
have...but being stalled like this...(looking toward soldiers)
MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE!
Zane desperately looking over at Gia. She looks back at him, with a longing to help, but unable, due to the soldiers not far from her, who were friends of Colonel Ryerson, and just laugh/mock Zane's frustration...
Mayday's (Major David) dead, gotta be. Gone two whole
days on a supply run. I coulda told ya days ago, that the
Colonel wouldn't be returning, (motioning toward soldiers)
yet these so-called friends of his, are keeping us in here,
(Yelling) WHEN EVERYONE ELSE KNOWS THAT COLONEL
FANTASY LAND ISN'T COMING BACK!
YOU WANNA SURVIVE THIS THING?! (throwing hands in
air) Here's your way to do it, right here!
YOU NEED A GOD DAMN LEADER, KIDS?! YOU HAVE
ONE, RIGHT HERE!
DISSOLVE TO: (evening)
Zane angrily pacing back and forth...
Leo looks at a single pill in his hand...before swallowing...
Mason over near the guard, in conversation with him...
Wyatt pacing some, himself...
DISSOLVE TO: (night)
Zane and the other three, all at the gate.
Four days now! This is really how you want to spend your
final days? Or are you simply daring yourselves to actually
open the gate and let us show you the way.
Soldier aggressively coming at them.
I'm about to show you the way, right now! Keep talking,
old man, I dare you!
That old man is trying to save your life! That old man is
ten times the man your so-called Colonel, is. And more
importantly, he's right there in front of you! Ready to lead
you, ready to save you!
My faith will remain in a man I've followed and respected
for longer than I can remember. I won't (cutoff)
What, are you gay?! Is that what this, you're hot on
Mr. Fantasy Land?
Not helping, Dad!
Like I said, respect...or else your son here would be
an orphan already...
The soldier walks away...
Zane and Leo begin pacing again. Mason shakes his head. Wyatt stares ahead...
Zane, Leo and Mason all stop, and stare at Wyatt...
We found out the morning it all happened. (an ironic
laugh) We were so on top of the world, giddy!
Couldn't wait to tell you all... Kept just talking with
each other, about it, and who to tell first, or how to
tell... We had the perfect idea...it kept getting more
perfect, the more we planned it...not that it matters
now...but we just had to tell someone, right then!
We decide to do it at the same time, over the
phone... She was calling her mom, and I was calling
Dad...but that's right when he called us...well, texted
is more like it...those three life changing sixes...
Zane closing his eyes, Leo shaking his head, Mason placing a hand on Wyatt's shoulder...
DISSOLVE TO: (dawn)
Zane waking, noticing some excitement from the tents, where some soldiers come out...
A couple of them jump into vehicles, and leave through the gates, in a hurry...
Soldier Smith comes toward the jail area, holding a radio...
He walks by without stopping, quickly sharing info with Zane.
Major David just radioed in. They were ambushed, and
hiking for a day and a half. (slyly tossing a bag over the
fence, as he's walking away) This could be your chance...
Zane looks in bag, four handguns inside...
Vehicles, with Major David and some other men, coming through the gate. Gia nervously looks toward Zane. Mason and Wyatt, ready their guns. Major David climbs out of a vehicle, as a soldier approaches him...
Nothing from the Colonel, yet?
The Major, glances at the jail area, as Smith arrives and begins whispering into his ear.
Trip like that, in these conditions, could be days before
he makes it back.
Smith pulls away.
Enough is enough. I'm taking command, and my first act
will be to free those so-called prisoners, and beg them
for their forgiveness.
Several soldiers pull their weapons. Smith goes for his and aims at one of the soldiers, who's aiming at the Major. Several others aim at Smith. Gia aims at them, as do many of the soldiers near her, including Darius and Tanner. All other soldiers, choose who to aim at...
It's a standoff...and majority is certainly with the Major...
WE HAVE GUNS, TOO!
Soldiers looking at the prison area, where Zane and them, all aim guns of their own...
We don't want to use them, but stand with Major David,
and defend him we will!
(looking at Smith)
YOU GAVE THEM GUNS! YOU GOD DAMN TRAITOR!
He fires, and kills Smith, Everyone begins firing.
God damn it!
Many soldiers go down, shots keep flying. Wyatt makes a great shot, killing a soldier. Everyone keeps firing, until the last soldier goes down, only leaving those who support Major David. Not many of them remain. A half dozen, including Gia, Darius, Tanner and the Major...
One of the remaining soldiers approaches the Major...
Congratulations...(saluting) Colonel David...
One more shot goes off, as everyone jumps! They turn to look, where Leo had just fired at the jail guard, but only wounded him. He turns over to face Leo.
Spent a lot of time pleading with you, these last few
days. (looking him in the eyes) Are you ready to plead
with me, now?
The guard opens his mouth to plead, but Leo fires a shot in his head...
The Major looks at Gia, as they begin walking toward jail area...
We did the right thing, right?
Gia runs ahead, to the guard's body, finding the keys. She rises and hands keys to the new Colonel, who walks over, unlocks gate and shakes hands with each and every one of them...
(shaking hands with him, smiling)
Congratulations, Colonel, but you'll always be Mayday,
to me, Major David...
The other five remaining soldiers come in, also shaking hands...
The Colonel looks over everyone, and waits for their attention...
I don't know if Colonels even mean anything, anymore...
but leadership, is and always will be, an absolute must.
(looking at his soldiers) We've been given an invitation,
by some amazing people. It's clear, they'll be leading
the way. So, as far as I'm concerned...they're in charge...
The Colonel turns and faces Zane and the others...
Awaiting your orders, gentlemen...
EXT. FISH'S CABIN - MORNING
"Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah", begins playing from beginning (first minute, instrumental)
Close-up of the peaceful lake, the dock, the swing hanging over the water...
The tree house, the pit, the yard below...
The driveway, the cabin, one of the hunters, walking out the cabin door, and stretching...
Another one comes out, followed by another...
One more comes out, before the one with the hunting spear comes...
I don't care if it's the only thing we do today, we're
getting in that damn tree house.
He stretches out, and walks down the porch, eventually followed by the others, slowly making their way toward the tree house...
Another one of them stops, and stretches. Suddenly, he's hit and killed with a shot in the chest! The others run or drop, as another one is hit and killed...
Now Leo, Zane, Mason, Wyatt and the soldiers all come charging out of the brush, firing at the hunters. Another one is killed, while trying to flee the scene...
The spear guy makes it up the porch and into the cabin, but the leader is shot dead, on the porch. Zane and Leo, anxiously wait outside, while the soldiers, Mason and Wyatt, all go through both the back and front of the cabin...
Multiple shots are fired, and the spear guy walks out the front door, bloody and (dropping his spear) falling down steps, to his death...
Mason comes out front, with Wyatt coming from the back, along with soldiers...
(background music dims, and remains as instrumental only)
Mason nodding, Zane instantly turns and sprints to the tree house, already yelling for Sam and Fish.
SAAAMM! FISH! Come on, you guys! Answer me!
Where you guys at?!
Dread already taking over his expression, with no answer from them, as he runs into the brush, below the tree house...
The ladder quickly begins lowering. Leo is already there, and begins climbing, as Zane rushes out of brush, right behind Leo, on the ladder...
Mason and Wyatt arriving, just watching...
Leo goes into boys room, while Zane goes for girls room. He runs right in (holding a gun in one hand, and a knife in the other), then right back out, and almost vomits, right where Sam did, that horrid night...
Leo comes over, looking at Zane (white as a ghost), then into the room. He can see all the blood, from the deaths of Amy, her father, and "unborn" child...
Zane comes back inside, going to compartment. He opens it up, nothing...
He closes, and slowly walks out of room, onto deck, not knowing what to think...
Leo checks the bathroom, Zane walks into the boys room, then back outside, and staring all around...
(background music intensifies, remaining instrumental for a few more moments)
Zane running around the area. Leo coming out of garage, glancing over toward all the dead huffs in the parking area...
"Well I heard there was a secret chord.
That David played and it pleased the lord.
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this: The fourth the fifth."
Wyatt slowly coming to the gravesite, slowing even more as he reads the graves. Mason arrives, dropping to his knees. Both Zane and Leo arrive...
"The minor fall and the major lift.
The baffled king composing Hallelujah"
Leo takes one look and begins screaming, as he walks past the graves, toward the yard. Zane goes completely white, struggles to stand, turns and does his best to scream, in agony, while facing the lake...
Everything is spinning, for Zane. He loses balance, stepping into the lake, almost falling. He steps back out. He vomits, and falls to his knees, still somewhat in the water. He tries to scream, but vomits/dry heaves, continuing to try to scream, but with volume...
(music goes instrumental for several moments...)
Leo is walking in circles, screaming. Mason is weeping, while looking over all the graves. Wyatt weeps, looking at the graves, and watching his family...
The soldiers all come to watch, and see the graves for themselves...
"Well your faith was strong but you needed proof.
You saw her bathing on the roof.
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you."
Gia begins weeping, and slowly approaching Zane. He looks on the verge of passing out.
"She tied you to her kitchen chair.
She broke your throne.
She cut your hair.
And from your lips she drew the, hallelujah."
She arrives, and touches him. He doesn't even feel it. He slowly looks upward, and screams in agony, finally finding his lungs, to do so...
POV shots of the entire area, as his screams of agony, echo through said area. The cabin, the parking area, the dock, the tree house, the pit, gravesite...
(music going instrumental again)
Leo arriving back at the gravesite, looking over the graves...
Sam...(looking at Zane) Zane...(looking back at graves)
She's not here...(looking back at Zane) She's not here...
Zane finally lifting his head, looking toward Leo. He finds the strength to rise, and stumble himself over there. He reads all the graves, weeping with each name, a little confused at unknown names, and the baby...
He looks at Leo, looking back at him...
She's still out there...(crying more) But where?! (crying)
Oh my god, Sam, where are you? Where are you?!
He looks back at the graves...
What...what happened here? Who (weeping hard) buried
all these people?! Oh, Samantha...my poor, Samantha...
where are you? WHERE ARE YOUUUU?!
"Well baby I've been here before.
I've seen this room and"
Zane in tears, sitting next to bed, in girls room of tree house. The compartment is open, he just stares at it...
"I've walked these floors.
You know, I use to
live alone before I knew you."
Leo slowly walking through the damaged cabin, looking over pictures and whatever else he comes to see, hoping that a clue will arise...
(music again dimming, and only instrumental)
Gia, talking to Mayday...
As much as I wish I knew the story behind this family...
I'm currently feeling pretty lucky, that I don't.
There hasn't been a day yet, since this all started, that I
didn't think, now I've seen everything...
Zane still sitting next to open compartment, as Mason arrives, and sits in a bed without blood stains...
I know this just makes what happened your family, even
worse... I imagine ever since it happened...all you could
think about was what you still had, with Fish...and now
he's gone (Zane closing eyes). The closest thing I can
do to imagine your pain...is to relive those moments
after Rich went down...to rethink all those things, I
thought, while I waited and pleaded for the moment,
Shelby told me he was going to pull through. But there's
still the pain of this, of Vincent and his boys, your siblings,
Miles... So many, lost already... The only thing that gets
me through it, is those remaining, those behind the safety
of our walls...and how much they depend on us...
We still have a job to do, son...and you're a very big part
Silence... Before Zane looks up at him...
But what do we do? She's still out there...(weeping)...
all alone, and I just can't take that (shaking head), I can't!
(music remains instrumental, but rises in volume)
Mason coming in, for the hug, and holding Zane tight, as he balls like a baby...
Eventually, and suddenly, commotion is heard from below, and approaching vehicles. Mason comes out of hug, rushing to window...followed by Zane...
Oh my god...
"And I've seen your flag
on the marble arch.
But love is not a
It's a cold and it's a
Cut to parking area, where three hummers are pulling up. Two of them have 50 cal's, mounted up top, with Porter, arming one, and Gunner, on the other. They both aim directly at Mayday, Gia and the other soldiers, who hesitate to raise their own weapons.
Dakota, Cleo, Chasin, Colton, Jaelyn (Mason's daughter, 19), Hope and Ryder (Scout's daughters, 18, 17), April (Hunter's wife, 34), Jennifer (Mile's wife, 31), Missy (Mason's gf, 40), Rachel (Gunner's wife, 28), Catherine (Chasin's wife, 29), and seven other non family members, all climb out of hummers, aiming guns at soldiers, and looking all around...coming to see Wyatt, relieved and coming toward them...
(music dims, and only instrumental)
WHOA, WHOA! Hold your fire; they're with us!
(music rises in volume)
Dakota runs to her dad, hugging. Cleo smiles, and everyone else lowers their weapons, becoming relieved...
Jennifer and Rachel, take turns hugging Wyatt, as Gunner jumps down, hugging his brother, Wyatt.
(music dims, remains instrumental, during 42 second pause part, of song)
(looking over everyone there)
Jesus...who sanctioned this party? Who's in charge of it?
Your brother did...and I am...
POV of Man's feet, as he climbs out of hummer...
Leo a very shocked expression, as he stares...
Grandpa Sam, standing there (holding a shotgun), as Shelby climbs out of hummer, behind him...
Where is my granddaughter? Where are my boys?
(music rises in volume, nearing end of 42 second pause)
Everyone looking from him, to Leo, and all around...
"Maybe there's a god
But all I've ever
learned from love.
Is how to shoot
somebody who outdrew
Zane slowly begins climbing down tree house ladder...
He looks over, sees his dad, leading Grandpa toward the graves. Zane drops his head against the ladder step, closing his eyes with dread...
"And it's not a cry
that you hear at
It's not somebody who's
seen the light.
It's a cold and it's a
POV from behind the graves, of Leo holding his dad's arm, leading him right in front of the graves. Grandpa Sam, slowly walks himself to Fish's grave, using it to brace himself, as he drops to a knee, just looking right at it. He looks to the other graves, as tears take over his face, and his head slightly shakes...
Grandpa flashes to moments of Fish and Greg celebrating on the wiffleball field, in the club house with both Vincent and Mark, and Samantha...
Grandpa flashes to moments on the beach, with his young boys playing wiffleball, and of talking to all of them (as young kids), on the beach, about the apocalypse...
All the others, slowly arriving, from behind (Shelby providing reassuring comfort to Mason). Dread taking over their somber faces. Tears begin dropping. They all begin looking over all the different graves, hugging and weeping. . Hope and Ryder, crying at the sight of Fish's grave...
(music dimming, and repeating "hallelujah")
Dakota crying, with a hand on her dad's shoulder, and a look at Fish's grave, as Zane arrives, in background. They all watch him, slowly approaching his grandfather...
(without seeing Zane)
Sam...where is she?
(shaking his head)
I'm so sorry, Grandpa...I'm so sorry, I failed you...
Leo, dropping his head. Grandpa turning, to face Zane, who is weeping...
She's god knows where, and only god knows where to
Zane arrives right at him, unable to look at him, instead staring at Fish's grave...
Grandpa is shocked...but pulls Zane in for the hug...
I failed me, son...I failed me...
(music rises in volume, and the singer's voice rises for this verse)
Both he and Zane weeping...
The entire family at a loss of emotion...
Both Mayday and Gia are even crying...
(music dims after final hallelujah)
(with a shake of the head)
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. FOGGY WOODS/HIGHWAY - DAY
(music still playing, dim and instrumental)
DJ leading everyone along, through the brushy area, with the highway off a ways...
The fog could certainly be worse, but is indeed eerie...
Aiden stops, and listens... DJ takes notice, and stops...
Everyone looking at Aiden, who is still listening...
I don't know...I think so, to be honest...
Everyone just stands still, listening, and looking...
There are random sounds, animals, wind, trees, branches, birds...
DJ begins walking again, slowly... Eli follows, and then others...
Suddenly, Sam freezes, staring off a certain direction...
She simply yelps and cries out, as she begins running, and then screams. She runs as fast as she can, away from the others. They all start to run, too, but stop, and look around.
SAM! (looking all around) What is it?!
Everyone looking all around, ready to bolt. Eli nervously holding his bat. They all look...
POV three people, in the brush and fog. It's a man and two women. It's Dakota! It's Zane! (and Cleo)
(music rises in volume, remaining instrumental)
Zane and them, nervously watch, as someone frantically approaches them, through the fog and brush. They go from being nervous, to complete shock. Zane gasps and falls to his knees. Dakota Screams, with joy/shock...
Sam arrives, running directly into Zane's arms. He welcomes her with a form of relief that ravishes his body, the moment he wraps his arms around her...
Dakota throws her arms around them both...
They are all crying, words not even coming out, yet...
DJ and the others slowly arrive, still in shock, but warming up...
Zane pulls her out of embrace, staring into her eyes...
She begins crying, more than she already is, and weeps her first words, to him...
(music dims, and remains instrumental)
I know, Sam, I know...(hugs her again) I was just there, a
few days ago... I never thought I'd see you again...(weeping
his words) or ever know what happened to you!
I was there...I was there when you came, and the army
was there (he pulls her out of embrace, again, and stares
at her)...you didn't come back...I was so scared
something happened to you!
It did! We got held up. But then we got some help,
and we went back...I couldn't find you (weeping)...
just Fish...his grave...
(music rising in volume)
Sam, staring at him, crying at the mention of her dad, and the thought of Zane finding his grave, like that...
Zane, staring at her, crying at her loss, and his own...
They embrace again...
Dakota begins hugging Marlana, and the others...
Zane comes out of hug, sees Dakota and the others, and he rises, to greet and meet with the people who brought him his Samantha...
Dakota finally gets her hug with Sam, followed by Cleo.
Zane hugs Eli, and looks over his bat, with a laugh. Eli looks so impressed, almost starstruck...
Dakota hugs DJ, both with huge smiles...
Zane picks up Renee, smiling and laughing, and letting her back down with a hug... She's a little embarrassed, but can't help laughing. DJ laughs...
Eli hugs Dakota, and Cleo... Zane hugs and shakes hands with Aiden, then comes to Marlana, with a big hug and smile...
Dakota teases Renee with a couple different moves, before moving in for the big hug. Renee again can't help, but to laugh, as does her brother...
DJ shares a handshake and hug with Zane...
Sam suddenly running, again. Zane nervous a moment, before she stops, and smiles at Aiden, who hands her Bailey.
She hugs Bailey and approaches Zane, with him.
Aiden smiles after handing the cat over to Sam, and turns to get a hug from Dakota, and then Cleo. He comes out of that, with a huge smile, and hope for soon seeing his wife, and bringing her and her family to the compound...
MUSIC (final verse, where singer raises tone)
A hatchet sails through the air...
It sticks into Aiden's throat, taking away his smile, his hope and his life, as he drops dead...
Bailey scratches Sam, and runs off, as they all watch Stix come out of the brush, followed by Swish (from season 1 finale bonus scene), and one prisoner (in prisoner outfits) after another...
(singer's final "hallelujah" goes on endlessly, as song wraps up, coming to an end)
They keep coming, and coming, completely surrounding Zane and the others...
They are defenseless, as they keep coming...close to a hundred of them...
Sam and them looking amongst one another, and to the prisoners...
Sam looks at Zane, who looks at her, and then the prisoners...
BONUS SCENE (second half)
EXT. WOODS - DAY
Close-up of a large tree, shaking around, with sound of hard-working equipment, down below...
The tree goes crashing down...
Close by, there are men with guns, and hiking sticks. One of them is watching closely with a gun, as another is using his stick, to bash in the head of an approaching huff...
Another tree comes crashing down...
Equipment is being used, to place large tree logs, onto truck beds...
There are loggers everywhere...
A large tree log, rising up, right next to a wall of other large tree logs. Sound of multiple hammers and saws, down below, hard at work...
POV pans around the wall, to the inside, and past a sign reading "Glenwood Outdoor School", and into a small compound of both large and small structures. A couple of them are very nice. There are homes close by, as well, with a wall being built to protect them all...
The POV travels outside the wall, down a road, with a bridge over a creek, and next to market, along the highway. It passes a sign reading "highway 6", then 3 large semis, driving up the road, turning into the outdoor school area...
POV comes to stop, along the highway, and a sign, reading "Welcome to Forest Grove". There was an "R" painted at the end of it, reading "Forest Grover"...
Suddenly Sam, Eli, Dakota, Cleo, DJ, Renee, Marlana, an unfamiliar woman with 2 young boys, all come walking past the sign, sneaking across the road, through the grass, into the brush, and disappearing...
Zane is nowhere in sight...