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Season 2, Episode 10 (season finale) (extended)
EXT. WOODS/HILLTOP – DAY
Dakota turns to look at Cleo, who is staring downward…
Everyone looking at one another, then back down the hillside…
Their POV of the highway, with an army of huffs going one direction, and another army, going the opposite direction…
An RV is blocking the highway, wedged between the railing, on one side, and the hillside, on the other. It's between both armies, of huffs, who have put plenty of distance between themselves…
(looking through his binoculars)
This must have just happened…five, maybe ten
Why didn't we hear it?
Divit's POV through binoculars, of the RV.
I'm guessing that RV was parked, when the original
group, of the dead, showed up.
Call them huffs.
Huffs? What are huffs?
Divit pulls away the binoculars, before looking back into them.
They probably tried to drive away, and couldn't get
through the heard, ending stuck, like that.
So, half these things are coming back our way.
Divit, looking toward that group. POV through his binoculars, of the huff group, with the front of their line disappearing, around the corner of the hillside…
POV Divit looking away from the binoculars, and beginning to turn and edge himself away.
We need to go, now! It's not going to take them
long to reach the truck.
Dakota and everyone else, taking one last look, and realizing they better hustle!
Dissolve to them all, hustling down the hillside. They're in a hurry, but far from panicking. But then Damon jumps for his life, as another deer goes running away, not far from them.
OH, SWEET MARY! What these deer trying to do to me?!
The dead probably scared them all, up off the roads.
Huffs, call them huffs.
Yeah, cause that's what's important, right now!
Dissolve to them all, nearing the bottom, and speeding up, with their POV of the army of huffs, closing in on the area with the trucks…
Move it people, move it!
They all move with extreme urgency, hopping of the hillside, and attracting the huffs, right for them. Geno jumps in drivers side, scooting over for Divit. He yelps, as a huff meets him at the closed window, of passenger side.
Divit begins pulling out, and using the truck to shield the other truck, from the huffs, as the two random guys climb in the front, safely, and begin the engine. The girls, Conner and Damon, all barely make it into the back of the truck, and are still dodging the grasp of random huffs, with a big yelp from Damon, as the truck begins pulling away, and both trucks safely drive out of danger, and down the highway…
Cleo and Dakota are breathing heavily, yet not as heavily as Damon, who stares at them, taking notice of a developing smirk, on Cleo's face...
EXT. HIGHWAY – DAY
A vehicle, up off the highway, is in flames, while gunshots are being fired. Suddenly, a truck is hit by a grenade, as a ton of other cars, turn around, and drive away, while taking on gunfire…
POV Zane (watching through binoculars), Stix, Gary, Shade, Rod, Kemp, and Lester, on a hilltop, off in the distance, watching over the scene from the highway…
They watch, as a caravan of vehicles drive away from the scene, before pulling over, and standing their ground…
What are they doing?
Zane just watching, in silence…
POV through his binoculars, as he looks over the other direction, where a ton of army vehicles begin charging down the highway, toward the other vehicles, who had been fired on…
Zane looks to the other vehicles, remaining where they are…
What are they waiting for?
The army vehicles are speeding for them, but begin to slow down, as someone launches a grenade at the lead vehicle, blowing it off the road, as all the other vehicles slam on their brakes…
Zane wide eyed, watching intensely.
Now both sides are shooting serious firepower at one another…
The shooting/fighting goes on for a bit, while closely watched by Zane, Stix and the others…
Eventually the army vehicles begin inching closer, launching grenades, of their own. It does not take them long to send the other group, speeding off down the highway, with only a mild chase from the army vehicles, who give up, turn around, and begin heading back their own direction, as Zane watches, glued in on where they're heading…
Shots of the army of huffs, marching down highway 6, as opening credits roll…
EXT. HILLTOP – DAY
Zane staring at the army vehicles…
That can't be the same group, that held our camp,
(looking through binoculars)
Probably just a handful of them…
What do you mean?
I see cop cars, down there… I'm guessing soldiers,
officers, and god knows who else, merged together
to form, (motioning toward the caravan) whatever
this group is…
So…was that Grover, down there, fighting them?
I was going to ask you that. You said his camp is over
near the city. I don't see how they would have gotten
to the opposite side, to attack a group, blocking them
from getting to that side, in the first place.
So, who the hell were they?
That's a very good question…
How do we know it wasn't your people?
Zane a leering glare at Gary…
Because they lost…
Zane continues staring at him, then back out toward the highway and the army caravan…
Oh, cause your people are too badass, to retreat from
that? Well, if that's the case, how come they haven't
come to rescue you and your precious little cousin,
from a bunch of damn cons?
The truth is, most of them are busy at the coast,
clearing it of all the dead, and constructing blockades,
to keep them from getting back inside. They're so
badass, they're creating a dead-free zone, from
Tillamook to the end of Rockaway. They're due back
either today or tomorrow. So, I'm sure you'll be
meeting them, soon.
He's full of shit.
Why would you share that information now, and
To prevent your people from possibly going there,
and screwing things up.
Gary just staring from the highway, to Zane, who is staring at the highway…
Like Swish says, it's hard to believe anything this
guy says, as he says so much.
If your cousin is so important, why wouldn't your
people ditch their so-called beach project, to come
Because that radio call I made, was a bluff, like I told
Stix. Or else they would have already marched, well
over a hundred people, right up to your front gate.
So, how come you're telling us this, now?
Zane motioning toward the highway.
Because it's clear your people have more pressing
concerns. Which concerns my people, as well. Not to
mention this mysterious new group… I'm pretty sure
this makes us all allies.
Gary just staring at him, as Zane continues staring toward the highway…
Zane's POV of the army caravan, taking an exit, and now going to the right, down another main road.
I think I know where they're going…
POV Zane looking at Stix.
The Nike headquarters, is that direction. Makes sense
someone would make a base or camp out of that place.
How do we know you're not already allies, with one of
those groups? (Zane rolling eyes) You just admitted lying
to us, about the radio call. Maybe that's because you're
using a new bluff, to keep you safe?
Fine, let's head back and let your boy Swish, decide, for
himself, and blow a golden opportunity to. (stops talking)
Zane stops midsentence, just staring at the highway…
What is that?
Are they going after them, now?
Their POV of three police cars, driving past the army caravan, in the opposite direction, and back onto the highway, heading west, in direction of the other group.
POV Zane and the others, just watching.
I don't think so…
Gary looks at Zane, then back toward the highway, as they watch in silence, as all three squad cars cruise down the highway…
Are they tracking them?
POV highway, as one of the police cars, takes an offramp, while the other two continue down the highway…
The car driving up the offramp, turns left, and begins going down a long road, in the direction of the hill that Zane and the others are on…
Ummm… That one's not coming for us, is he?
POV Zane and them watching, as the other two speed down the highway, and out of their view, as the highway disappears, between the hills. Zane and them, focus on the other car, still coming their direction…
Seriously, where's this one going?
POV police car going up a long, fairly steep hill…
Zane pointing down near the direction in which the car is going.
There's another one, already down there.
They're all looking.
It's just been there, the whole time?
Their POV of a huge field, with a few random trees/brush, in one spot, over by the bluff, of a big hill, with a cop car in between the trees…
Over by those random trees, hiding in the middle.
The other cop car drives into the field, as POV follows it right over to those random trees/brush, where the other cop car is parked, with a great view of the highway, and the entire area…
Yep, he's going right to him…
They know we're here!
Jesus Christ! No, they don't! It's a relay post. That's
how they knew the other group was coming… I think
this guy, is just relieving the other.
They all watch, as the parked car backs up, and allows the other one, to pull in.
The originally parked car, parks behind the new one. He gets out, walking over to the window of the other one.
Now they're just bullshitting, a moment. I bet this other
one will leave soon…and when he does, it leaves us with
a golden opportunity…
Gary and the others, just staring at Zane…
INT. CAR, FIELD/RANDOM TREES/BRUSH – DAY
Woman (Harris, 31, in uniform) is reading a book, and occasionally looking up and around, and through her side and rearview mirrors. She puts down the book (cover reading "Coping with the loss of a child") and sips from her water bottle, while watching a huff, down in the field, below the bluff that sits in front of her. The huff is walking the opposite direction…
She checks all her mirrors, puts down the water bottle, and picks her book back up, continuing to read…
Daniels here, I've got about two dozen creepers, who
just made their way onto the highway, heading west. As
I say that, even more are now coming out of the woods,
so keep your eyes open, Johnson, and let us know if they
stay on track, over…
Harris puts down the book, and picks up radio…
Harris, here. Daniels reports at least two dozen
creepers, exiting woods and heading west, on the
Harris checks mirrors, picks up book, and continues reading…
Eventually Daniels comes back over radio…
Final count looks like about thirty, of them. Nothing
compared to the herd we saw a few days ago, over…
Harris looks all around, checking mirrors, then back to her book…
She reads a few moments, before taking a deep breath, then looking up and closing eyes, as she exhales…
She opens eyes, looks back down at her book, then takes a quick glance at her mirror, followed with an even quicker double look.
Her POV of about a half dozen huffs, in the mirror, coming out of the brush, at the other end of the field, and directly behind her. She sits there watching, as they come closer, and right toward her…
POV Harris's squad car, as it starts up, and she begins backing out, with the huffs about sixty-seventy feet behind her…
POV huffs, watching the car, backing up, and begin driving away.
The huffs are not huffs! It's Zane and the others, pretending, as they drag/limp in direction of the car…
It's okay! This is what I was hoping for.
What the hell are you talking about?! You said we'd
shoot him in the leg, once he got out, to put us down.
That was plan B. Just keep walking toward him.
What the hell?!
Christ sake! Mind filling us in, on plan A?!
He's going to circle around, and lose us. Soon as
we're out of his sight, I'll run back and hide in the
brush, right next to where he parks. You guys head
for those trees, ahead, and stay out of sight. Once
he returns, I'll jump him.
(looking at Stix)
Are we really doing this?!
Sounds like a genuine plan, to me…
Not a god damn thing genuine, about the way he
explained it to us!
Dissolve to the police car, coming to a quiet stop, on the road across from the field, it had been parked in…
POV Harris, looking all around, before driving back into the field, heading toward that same parking space…
POV Gary and the others (besides Zane), in the brush, watching the squad car, park back in-between the trees/brush…
This feels like a win/win situation… Either his plan
works, or he gets himself killed.
A couple chuckles from Rod and Shade… Gary looks at Stix.
You've been quiet, Stix.
I'm just letting him do his thing. Hard part's already
over. Looks to me like he's got this. Swish wants to
know if we can trust this guy… I'm trying to figure
that out, for him…
And your thoughts, so far?
I'll get back to you, after he pulls this off…
Stix motioning toward Zane, who simply rises from the brush, with a quick step in front of the driver's side window, and a gun aimed right at it…
Harris doesn't even flinch, but slowly lowers her book, and raises her hands, with a stare at Zane…
POV from Gary and them, as they see Harris slowly rising out of her car, with Zane holding the gun on her.
(as he rises out of brush)
How ya like him, now?
Gary rising, with a nod and his lip out, as they all begin walking toward Zane…
POV Zane, already cuffing Harris, and then patting her down…
I'm only with these people, because they gave my
daughter and I, a safe place to survive. I didn't know
they were going to do the things they do.
Zane doesn't speak, until he is completely finished patting her down…
What kind of things are they doing?
Don't you already know? Isn't that why you're here?
Who are the people you just battled with, on the
Harris throwing him a quizzical expression.
It wasn't you?
No! Who was it?
They don't know! They're after some Grover guy, but
they have his group pinned down, at their camp, just
outside the city.
Harris looking over Stix and the others, as they arrive.
Nice! He is a she! (cocky look at Zane) No wonder you
were so easily able to get the drop on her.
(continuing to question Harris)
Why do they want Grover, and what are these things,
They consider him a threat, and want to express
dominance. I'm only a part of them, because they took
in my fellow officers and me, because they knew they
could use us. But those, they have no use for, they only
take from. They've sent away families, after taking
everything from them… I have a daughter of my own,
there with me. She's the only reason I'm even trying to
survive, right now.
Zane motions for Stix, to keep an eye on Harris. Stix holds a gun on her, as Zane looks through her vehicle…
What do you mean, they have Grover pinned down?
Zane takes notice of the book she was reading…
They're keeping them from leaving their camp. The
plan was to attack it tomorrow, until whatever that
surprise attack was, just played out.
Zane coming out of car.
So, you really don't have any idea who those people
were? What they wanted?
Harris just nodding her head…
What makes you refer to it as a surprise attack?
No reason, just that it came by surprise, and was the
first time anyone has actually threatened this group.
Her old group. She's one of us, now…
All the others guys throwing him a very wary look…
Don't worry, we'll do it Swish's way. She'll remain a
prisoner, until she proves herself, which she'll have
plenty of opportunity to do...(looking right at her)
What do you need me to do?
Zane gives her a very serious look…
First of all…don't screw me! I too am also stuck with
a group, I don't want to be with, but even (motioning
toward the others) these idiots are better than what
you've been dealing with. If you want them to trust
you, and for us to safely get your daughter back to
you…you're going to have to tell us every possible
thing you can, that will aid us in doing so…
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. COMPOUND (guard tree house) – EVENING
Hunter (with binoculars, holding a radio) and Joshua, are in a tree house, looking over the walls of the compound. The tree house is almost completely camouflaged, by the branches of the trees, along with all the surrounding trees, and brush below.
There are walkway planks at each end of the tree house, that go around the entire compound. Blake is entering, over one of those planks, as Hunter tries using the radio…
How long do we wait?
He's only a few hours late.
Beach crew won't be back for at least forty-eight hours…
Please tell me you'll let the Rough Riders leave, first
thing in the morning, if Zane's still out there?
Hunter tuning, looking at Blake…
You and your Rough Riders, are about the only line
of defense, we have here, right now.
You have the weapons you need, to keep anyone out.
We should have been out there with them. You have to
allow us to go back out there, and bring them home.
Hunter just shaking his head, at him…
Then just me and a couple others. Or let us all go, and
set up relay post, every five-six miles.
I'll think on it, and let you know… Hopefully we'll
hear from them, soon.
Hunter heading for the plank (Blake following), with a look back at Joshua.
Thank you for your service, up here, Joshua.
You're welcome, sir.
Hunter and Blake walking along the plank. The plank goes through the line of trees, remaining fairly camouflaged from the outside. There are several ladders that lead down below, on the inside of the compound. Hunter passes two of them, before exiting on the third one, followed by Blake…
It's been almost a month, and not one member of
the dead, has shown up at these walls.
Hunter climbs down onto a large deck, with storage rooms.
Yet…plenty of the living.
Hunter opens storage room, grabs a clipboard and begins going through supplies/weapons.
Only those who had heard of this place, looking for
shelter, and to contribute, not to be hostile. Not a
one of them.
That's the way it begins, everyone hunkering down,
making new friends and family. Soon, those who lost
their refuge, will group together, and become desperate,
looking to take. Soon enough, that kind of thing will
show up at our doorstep. I can't risk not having
manpower, to defend it.
Hunter looking through some serious firepower…
I'm not questioning your methods, not for a second. I
just want you to understand, that the Rough Riders are
up for anything, you need us to do. Don't make your
decisions based on anything, other than that.
Hunter stopping a moment, with a look at Blake…
I appreciate that, Blake, and I appreciate every last one
of your Rough Riders. They're working out just the way
Zane always said, they would. You guys are a huge asset,
to what we have going, here.
Thank you, sir.
As far as Zane, he was delayed up on the mountain, a lot
longer than he is now. So, I'm far from worried, and soon
will have an army to send out after him, if need be.
Blake moves some heavier equipment around, as Hunter continues to organize, as Joshua comes over the radio…
Zane, this is base, over…
Silence… No response, as Blake and Hunter continue to look through the supplies…
Where are you, coach?
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. CAMP GLENWOOD – DAY
Random guards, up on top of the log wall, on a small deck (with a ladder built into the logs, below it). They are taking notice of two trucks, turning off the highway, onto Glenwood Lane, and crossing the bridge/creek. One of the guards, shouts down below.
Down below, they begin opening the gates, as Divit and the other truck, enter the camp…
Once parked, Conner jumps out and shares a quick word with Cleo/Dakota, before quickly taking off…
Swish approaches, with a few others, as Divit, Cleo and Dakota await his arrival…
So happy to see you all safely return, and I hear we
can expect at least half of that dead herd, to be
returning as well?
Probably be awhile, but yeah, they should be
Very good to know. I guess we'll call this mission a
success. (looking at the girls, with smile) I appreciate
the help you ladies have been.
Divit glances over toward Damon and Geno, standing close by.
I heard more screams from Damon and Geno,
than I did these two.
I heard that, Divit!
Just like we all heard you scream like a woman.
I ain't denying it! That shit was close!
Suddenly, Sam yells and comes running.
Pepsi, DJ and all the others, are behind her.
Swish begins chatting with Divit.
Dakota, a huge smile, as Sam runs into her arms.
Hey, where's my love?
Sam hugs Cleo, as Eli arrives, receiving a high-five from Dakota. Cleo comes out of hug with Sam, and is offered a high-five from Eli, but gives him a stare.
What is that, shit? I just returned from risking my life,
(throwing out her arms) give me some love.
Cleo hugs Eli, as Pepsi and the others arrive, with smiles and hugs from Cleo and Dakota. Dakota smiles at DJ and Renee…
Hi, Renee. Can I have a hug?
Dakota gives her a big hug, then one for DJ, as Renee laughs, and then looks at Cleo, who is smiling at her and opening her arms for a squeeze.
That's right, you can't hug my girlfriend, without
one for me.
Renee hugs her, as everyone is happy to be reunited. Dakota takes notice of Swish, walking off with Divit. Damon throws Cleo a luring look, as he and Geno begin walking away, leaving the group there, alone…
So, everyone go grab whatever is most important
to you, but without making it obvious, that you're
Because, you're finally going home!
Sam an expression of extreme joy…
EXT. FIELD – DAY
Gary, Rod, Shade, Lester and Kemp are over by their trucks, which are now parked there in the field, close to the parked police car. Zane and Stix, are over at the police car, talking with Harris…
I don't know about you guys, but this guy seems
to know what he's doing.
Which is exactly what makes him dangerous.
Exactly, cause I still don't trust the dude.
I'm just saying, the way he thinks these things up,
he's a pretty useful guy to have around.
Until he thinks something up, that screws us all,
directly in the ass.
Shade and Rod, nodding.
Stix, seems to be trusting him.
That's what worries me.
You ain't never liked Stix.
He just wants his job.
And he can have it, right after we demote Swish, and
put Stix in charge. Don't get me wrong, I'd follow Grover
into hell, if he requested it, for what he's done for us.
And I get, why everyone likes Swish, after taking such
great care of us while behind bars. But now we know
he was actually paid, to be that way, by Grover, who
doesn't know Stix, like us.
I can agree with that.
Especially after the way he took out Eric. That guy
didn't seem all that bad, to me.
Are you crazy?! That guy was a complete idiot!
Why? Because he was going to free this guy and his
family? (motioning toward Zane) Look at him now.
They all look over there, as POV shoots over to Zane, talking to Harris (still handcuffed), as Stix peeks inside the car, while listening…
You're sure you can handle this?
You're sure I can trust you?
She returns his glare, with her own…
I'm trusting you with my life, my daughter's life,
by agreeing to this, so yes, I'm sure…
Zane continues to stare at her…
Tell me about your child…
Dominique? She's my every (cutoff)
No. The one you lost…
Harris just staring back at him, a moment…
It gets boring out here, all alone… It was the only
book I could find, to bring.
Zane staring into her watery eyes…
Tell me who you lost…
Harris just staring at him, then to the ground…
My son… He was six. It's hard to talk about, because
in ways, I haven't even had time to properly grieve
him, yet. His big sister is my everything… My reason
to keep going…
Zane staring at her, and her teary eyes, his own becoming watery…
He turns, with a look at Stix, and then wiping his sleeve against his eyes, while taking notice of Gary and the others, approaching…
They arrive, quietly looking at them all, as Zane begins uncuffing Harris…
So, we've got a plan, in place. I'll be crashing with
Gary and the others, with wide-eyed expressions at Zane, then to Stix…
Everyone still staring, as Gary looks right at Harris, and her teary eyes…
That shit will never fly, with Swish…and why the
hell is that bitch crying?
Without hesitation, Gary's face is met with a mighty blow, from Zane's fist, dropping Gary to the ground.
Shade and Rod take a step toward Zane, who throws them a daring look, as they stop, thinking better of it…
(speaking to Gary)
You'll have to excuse my lack of patience, for those
who need to show some respect.
Zane, Harris and Stix, begin walking over toward the trucks…
Swish will make you pay for that.
Just like he did after the knife I pinned you to the
Kemp and Lester laughing.
You pinned him to a tree with a knife? Sorry I missed
that. (with a laugh)
EXT. GLENWOOD LANE/BRIDGE – DAY
Cleo is making out with someone, on the Glenwood bridge…
As POV moves in on them, you can see it's Damon, who she's kissing…
She stops, and smiles at him…
So, am I forgiven?
I think I can accept that apology, but you make some
special time for me, later tonight, and I'll forgive you
for the next smartass remark that comes out of that
mouth, of yours.
Cleo laughing flirtatiously, as Damon looks around. Geno is approaching from the open gates…
What's takin' your friends, so long?
I don't know, but I should go check, and leave you
alone, to brag with your buddy.
Don't forget to come see me later, and give me
something real, to brag about.
Cleo throwing him a seductive smile/wink, as she heads toward the gates. Geno passes her with a naughty smile, then laughing as he arrives at the bridge…
Cleo can see a few guys near the gates, but they are not paying any attention to her, or even looking her direction. She begins walking very slowly, as she nears the gates, and can see Damon, still looking her direction…
She bends down and begins pretending to tie her shoes…
She can notice Damon and Geno, walking down toward the creek, with their water bottles. She rises, and once out of their sight, and with one last look toward the gates, she begins running off, into the woods…
POV runs with her, as she runs along the side of the camp walls, which eventually begin to go off, in a circular pattern, and eventually disappearing into the woods…
She keeps running, until eventually, someone quietly calls out to her…
Cleo stops, and spots Dakota and the others, hiding in the brush, close to the creek. Cleo smiles and heads over to them. Sam, Eli, DJ, Renee, Marlana, Pepsi, Coke and Chance, are all there, and happy to see Cleo…
Cleo arrives to them, with a serious expression, and sick face…
Okay, whoever here has the longest finger, needs
to jam that thing down my throat, until I gag the
taste of that guy, right outta there!
Cleo shuttering, with a laugh and hug from Dakota…
I know how you feel. I kissed a girl once, and I
did not like it.
Some laughs. Renee tries not to, but gives in with a look at Sam, who is laughing…
Oh, I've kissed guys, before. That's not the problem.
Marlana throwing her a joking look, with Cleo knowing instantly, where Marlana was going to go, with it.
Hey, don't look at me like that. It wasn't because he's black!
Marlana shrugging with a humorous expression.
You had to know racism would find a way to survive
Besides, my ex-girlfriend was black, and I never felt
the urge to gag myself after kissing her.
Cleo sticking out her tongue, still disgusted and fighting the taste of Damon.
I think I'm just racist against cocky cons, who probably
haven't brushed since before the apocalypse!
A few laughs as Cleo takes a swig of Dakota's water bottle, swishes it, and spits…
Jesus (still disgusted), it might have been the dinosaur
apocalypse, since that guy last brushed!
Everyone laughing, as Cleo begins peeking down toward the creek…
Can we get across this creek?
Yeah, it's shallow here. We can use the big rocks,
to step across it.
Dissolve to them all carefully stepping over the big rocks, as they cross the creek. Pepsi is carrying Chance, while Coke hops from one rock to the next, all by himself…
Dissolve to them all, carefully crossing a small field, close to the highway. They come to a brushy spot, where they begin hiding…
Dissolve to a truck, coming to a stop, right next to where they are hiding. Sam runs to the back of the truck, spotting Bailey, inside a make-shift carrier…
Hustle up, it's not going to take them long, to notice
Conner hands a gun to DJ, and one to Marlana. Dakota readies her own gun, with a nod from Conner, who then hops back in the drivers seat.
Cleo hops inside the passenger seat, as all the others climb into the back of the truck, with Bailey and the rest of their things/packs. Eli picks up his bat, happy to have it…
Everyone looks happy/excited, as the truck takes off, and hits the highway, heading west…
Sam has a huge smile on her face, and turns to look at Dakota, who is smiling back at her…
I'm about to be home…to see my moms…
Sam looking around, at all the smiling faces…
We're actually going to make it. You guys are
finally going to see it!
Feels like I've been waiting my entire life to do that.
I was starting to wonder if we'd have more luck
In an hour or less, you'll all be believers.
Sam can't wipe her smile away, while staring at Dakota…
EXT. HIGHWAY – DAY
Kemp, and Lester in the back of one of the two trucks, driving along the highway, as they keep a look out…
Gary is driving the lead truck, with Stix in passenger seat.
Swish is going to flip out like we've never seen, over
this shit. He's going to see this the same as me.
How do we know that sob, isn't back there telling
our enemy, everything there is to tell, about us?
Because we have his cousin, his sister, and all those
others, he cares so much about.
I don't like it. He's smart, too smart. He'll figure out a
way around all that.
There are first time pot heads, in the world, with less
paranoia than you… Or at least there were…
Gary slowing as they near the turnoff, onto Glenwood Lane. Suddenly, three trucks (full of men in the backs, with guns) come speeding over the bridge, and onto the highway, heading west, as Gary and the other truck, arrive from the east…
Gary turns onto Glenwood Lane, speeding across the bridge, toward the gates…
INT. CAMP GLENWOOD (mess hall) – DAY
Swish is violently out of control, kicking and knocking things over, completely thrashing the place, raging out, as others are standing by, quietly and cautiously…
He begins storming outside, through the doors and quickly walking through the camp, watched by curious bystanders…
He marches right toward an area, where Damon and Geno are standing, next to some others. They look worried…
Swish marches right toward them, stopping several yards in front of them…
On the ground, inmates!
Geno looks at Damon, who looks around at the others, as both men hesitate…
(yelling, and pulling his gun)
I SAID ON THE GROUND, NOW!
Damon and Geno, instantly begin dropping down to the ground, lying flat on their bellies…
Swish walks over toward them, standing in between them, and turning toward Damon…
Without warning, he delivers a mighty/violent back kick, to Geno's face, that he never saw coming…
Swish turns to face everyone else, while Geno struggles, in pain…
It's not a knife in the back, but let this be a lesson, to
everyone. You're still a bunch of inmates. You're given
a place to live, and a life, here. Much better than the
one you had last month. But you still have a warden,
and he has chosen me, to make sure you all do what
you have to do, to survive, here! I have to survive
here, too! When you screw your responsibilities up,
and put my survival at risk, (turning toward Geno) I
get VERY ANGRY!
Swish delivers another mighty blow, this time to Damon, right in the face, with the back of his foot/boot…
Others are standing around, nervously watching, even kids, and mothers…
Stix, Gary and the others arrive, with a look at Swish, who stares back at them…
EXT. HIGHWAY – DAY
Conner, slowly driving around a corner of the highway, not speeding up, until he can see the clear stretch of road, ahead of him…
We could run into that herd, anytime, now.
We stick to the plan. Drive back out of their range,
once we find them, and then picnic in a bush
somewhere, until they pass us by.
Sounds simple…let's just hope it plays out that way…
I like our chances out here, a lot better than back
there, with that psycho. And once safely in that
compound, you'll like your chances better than
just about anyone else on the planet.
It's that amazing, eh?
It was amazing before all this happened, and now…
it's like freaking Disneyland on steroids.
Banging on top of the truck, from those in the back, who are freaking out. Conner's POV through rear view mirror, of those three trucks, speeding around that last corner, heading right after them…
Conner begins speeding up.
Everyone HOLD ON!
We can't outrun them! The kids won't survive,
Conner goes speeding around another corner, with everyone in the back, holding on for their lives. The adults are holding down the kids.
Then it's a shootout…or we surrender?
POV from the other trucks, of the truck Conner is driving, as they chase him around the corner…
No one fires. Swish wants them alive!
What if we reach the herd?!
It's either that, or we start firing at them?
POV from the other trucks, gaining on Conner, who slows down for another corner…
Suddenly, there is gunfire, as all the men in the back of the trucks, duck down!
Suddenly, the lead truck takes on several shots, and loses a tire, spinning off of the road, just able to keep control, with everyone safe…
The other two trucks speed forward, in hot pursuit…
Dakota's POV, as they go around corner, losing sight of the trucks, for a moment. She keeps her aim, and once the trucks come around the corner, she fires every last one of her shots, as the truck loses control, nailing the highway railing, with two of the guys falling right over the side of the truck, and over the railing, and side of the road, and to their deaths, into the deep canyon…
The last truck speeds ahead. Their POV as one of them yells out to the others.
They start unloading their firepower, but are too far off, as they work to gain on them…
POV Pepsi and Eli holding down all the kids, as Dakota, DJ and Marlana hold up their guns, ready to make a final stand, as the other truck gains on them. They lose them for a second, while going around another corner…
Suddenly, the truck slams on the breaks, as they all hold on tightly…
Dakota looks forward, at the sight of the herd, less than a hundred feet from them, then she looks back, as the other truck slams on their breaks, and skidding to a stop. They stay there for a second, before skidding away, and retreating…
Eli is looking at the herd, and banging on the roof. Conner is inside, hesitating, with a look at Cleo, looking back at him. He just waits, ignoring the banging from above…
Anytime would be good, now!
Conner keeps waiting, with more freaking out from behind…
Conner finally puts it in reverse, and backs up just a few feet, and waiting for the heard to catch up, before moving a few more feet…
We need the others to think the herd got us. Maybe
if we take our time, they'll just give up and get out of
He continues to lead the herd, and slowly back away from them…
He comes closer to the corner. Cleo's POV through her mirror, nervously watching, to see if the other truck is waiting around the corner. So far, nothing but road, as they keep going back.
Conner now fully backs up, around the corner, and they can both see the other truck, at the end of the highway, before the next corner…
Son of a bitch!
What do we do?
Cleo looking all around, as Conner backs up some more, as Cleo points to the side of the road, where there is a slope and some brush (canyon on other side of road).
Park against the side over there. We all need to hurry
down the side, without being seen by the herd! Move
it! Go now!
Conner speeds over against brushy/slope side of road, parking. He hops out, followed by Cleo, instantly helping the others out from the back, grabbing what they can, including Bailey…
They all begin sliding down the slope, careful not to be seen by the herd, which comes around corner, but is still shielded from the truck/trees/brush…
The prisoners in the other truck can see them, but will soon be chased away, by the herd, if it doesn't turn and slide down the hill after Sam and the others…
They all safely make it to the bottom, and remain dead quiet, as the herd appears to be sticking to the road…
That was some great quick thinking, you two!
It was all her.
No time to quit thinking. What's our next move?
Wait until they go by, and risk returning to the truck,
where those assholes, might think up their own clever
way of waiting out the herd, to continue after us? Or
do we start hiking?
Everyone looking at Dakota, who looks back at them, and then at the surrounding area, and then back up toward the truck, and the passing herd…
I hate leaving the truck, but we can get back to the
highway (motioning ahead), through there.
Dakota looking at Cleo, then to Sam…
(looking at everyone else)
We got this…
Everyone nodding back at her…
Dissolve to them all, now leaving that area, through the brush, with the sound of the herd, above…
Dissolve to them all, climbing a gravelly hillside. The adults are helping the kids. Renee slips, with a small yelp, but is helped by Cleo…
Dissolve to them all, now sliding down a gravelly hillside…
Dissolve to them all, crossing a long field…
Dissolve to them all, walking through the brush/trees…
Dissolve to them all, with smiles on their faces, as they leave the brush, onto the highway…
Once again, I'm going to say it… We're going to
Conner is cautiously looking around.
You got that shit right!
We ain't letting a bunch of dirty cons, (looking at Conner)
no offense, stop you from it, after all you've been through.
Sam and Dakota share a quick hug, as the others smile with relief.
How far on foot, from here?
Along the highway, to the turnoff, maybe…couple
hours. From there, it'll still be awhile, but total cake.
It's the highway that worries me.
You think they're coming back?
I think they're too scared of Swish, not to. And after we
(gesturing with his head), to their men. (shaking his head)
Everyone quiet, and pondering their situation…
So, we stay off the road, probably even find a place to
hunker down, for the night, (placing arm around Sam)
and get you home, first thing tomorrow…
Sam looks somewhat disappointed, but understandingly so…
EXT. HARRIS'S PARKING SPOT – EVENING
POV of the police car, parked in the same spot…
POV inside, with Harris in drivers' seat, and Zane next to her. Her expression is dumbfounded, while shaking her head…
That is all…completely unreal (looking outward), but
then again, so is this new world of ours…
Yeah… I'm sure there are pockets of people all over
the world, dying and surviving, with unreal stories
of their own…
You really think it's happening everywhere? The
Sure seems like it. Unless it's some kind of chemical
attack (shaking head)… But… I don't know, it just
doesn't feel like that. Yet, I guess it makes more sense
then whatever other theories, one could come up with.
Even biblical speculation is hard for me to see as an
answer, to it all. What kind of a god would reset the
world, with a nightmare like this?
Does it have to be god, to be biblical?
Zane turning with a look at her…
Now you sound like my grandfather.
Well, from what you've told me, he doesn't sound
like a bad person to be compared to.
Donaldson, here. I've got a camper passing my location,
taking the exit onto 26, and going east, over…
Harris, here. Donaldson reports one camper,
entering 26, heading east, over…
Silence, with Zane looking at Harris…
How much traffic do you guys see, these days?
Less and less, every day. Traffic heading east, toward
the city, is almost unheard of, now. Just people
desperate, looking for supplies…
And this camper, are the people inside, doomed,
simply for coming across these guys radar?
Harris looking at Zane, and nodding…
She then looks at the time, and back to him…
Well, my shift is coming to an end. Might be a good
idea for you to get out of sight, before my relief
Zane just staring at her, with a bit of indecisiveness…
Dissolve to his POV of her, from inside the trunk, as she's about to close it…
Just please tell me this is your first time, closing
your trunk on someone?
Don't worry, your story doesn't end, this way.
She closes trunk, leaving him in the dark…
That wasn't exactly a no…
EXT. WOODS – EVENING
Dakota leads the group through the woods. Chance is up over Conner's shoulders…
We should be able to cross the highway soon. There's
an old cabin, off from the road, where we'd never
have to worry about those guys, looking for us.
They walk in silence for a second…
And how exactly do you know about this cabin?
Ever since that compound went up, Grandpa has told
and shown us this entire area. Where to camp, hike,
fish, hunt, crash for a night. We have maps of it all.
(looking back at everyone, with a look of irony) He's a
sick man, huh? Completely out of his mind. (with a laugh)
Wait a minute… Are there actually going to be
supplies, stashed there?
Dakota turning back toward everyone, with a smile.
Jesus! This guy!
DJ nodding at her.
I think he's god…
Sam laughing, as Dakota begins leading them onto the highway, where they all stop, and stare ahead…
Their POV of a bridge, and no way around it…
Dakota begins walking again.
No time to waste. It'll be about a quarter mile after
the bridge, where we can get back off the road.
Dissolve to them all, now on the other side of the bridge, walking the highway…
Dissolve to the same exact POV, of the bridge, just as they're all disappearing, around the corner, of it. POV remains on the empty highway/bridge, to the silence, until suddenly the sound of running…
Dakota and the others, running back toward the bridge, but instead of crossing it, they pause at the beginning of it, and then begin climbing down under it, and disappearing…
POV remains on the bridge/highway, to the sound of nothing…
Eventually, there is the sound of huffs, and then they can be seen walking the highway, toward the bridge. It's a much smaller herd, of maybe a couple dozen, who approach, and then begin crossing the bridge…
POV finally cuts to Dakota and the others, under the bridge, remaining as quiet as possible…
POV goes over their faces, breathing heavily, but quietly…
Suddenly, Eli begins sliding downward, just a bit, on the gravelly slope. He fights to remain still/quiet, as Renee then begins to slide, with a small yelp!
Conner and the others, become wide-eyed, and then bracing as huffs begin stumbling down the slope.
The kids begin screaming, huffs are rolling/falling all around them. Eli is holding himself down against the ground, next to DJ and Renee (she screams), as a huff rolls right in front of them.
DJ holds Renee, while reaching for his gun. Eli drags the huff by its feet, and rolls it down the slope.
It, and some of the other huffs are rising to their feet, at the bottom of the slope, while a few of the huffs are rolling down so fast, that they go right over the edge, dropping into the canyon…
The huffs that remain, are unable to climb back up the gravelly slope…
A few more are still falling down, from top the bridge, as everyone holds tight, trying to avoid them…
Once there appear to be no more, Dakota is the first to begin helping people up from the slope, and toward the top of the bridge…
Dakota is the last one to climb all the way up, as they all dust off and catch their breaths…
Both Coke and Chance are still crying, and Renee is doing her best to hide it, but so is she. Sam has tears, but is holding it together…
Is everybody okay? No one bitten?
Dakota checking over Sam's entire body. Eli feels fine, but checking himself, and a spot on his belly, scratched up from the gravel. DJ is checking on Renee.
I'm fine. (not making eye contact)
I know we're upset, and tired, but we have to get up
the highway, and then back off of it. After all this, I'm not
waiting around, to find us in yet another predicament.
They all begin walking, slowly, then more quickly…
Dissolve to them reaching a spot where the canyon ends, and they can begin leaving the highway, into the woods/brush...
As they do, they begin to slow down…
Dakota keeps looking at Renee, who has distanced herself from DJ, just a bit…
Dakota keeps looking at her, and takes notice of her trying to hide her weeping, which is affecting her breathing.
Dakota suddenly stops, as does everyone else, looking at her, except for DJ, who is already trying to calm his sister. Dakota walks over to them, gives DJ a look, and squats down in front of Renee, looking her directly in the face.
Breathe, and just relax, Renee.
Renee loses it, fighting hard to even breathe, over her need to weep, as Dakota simply hugs and holds her, while Renee lets it out, the best she can…
DJ watches, with a tear, and a hand on her shoulder…
That was not your fault, Renee. Not for one second.
Not even close. You just let it out, and never blame
yourself over this. Nobody here, does…
Renee lets some out, just enough to get her breathing under control, and fights to find the ability to respond…
(speaking through her sobs)
I knew…this…would happen…I knew…I'd do…
Renee loses it, sobbing so hard, she is again having difficulties with her breathing…
It's not your fault, Renee! (Sam crying)
Marlana is extremely concerned, and arriving at their side. Pepsi is teary eyed, and squatted down, holding the boys. Eli looks at DJ, who wipes another tear. Conner is keeping an eye out.
No, Renee. That is not true and only something in your
imagination, so, so far from a land called the truth,
where a little girl slipped, right after a big kid like Eli,
did the exact same thing. This was NOT your fault!
Renee working hard again, to find the ability to form words…
It's okay, Renee; breathe, just breathe…
That still doesn't matter, Renee, and could have
happened to anyone.
Autism my ass! It might be something that means you
need some extra help, in life. That's all your autism is,
Renee. It's NOT what made you, or Eli, slip. It's not
what made you scared, or barely make a sound, that
the huffs heard. It's also not what got us chased and
shot at, by a bunch of terrible people, who deserve to
feel the way you do right now, but not a beautiful
person like you! You don't get to feel bad, or guilty,
because you didn't do anything wrong!
DJ wiping more tears. Marlana watching Dakota with awe, and tears…
Cleo places a hand on Dakota's shoulder, with tears running down her face…
Sam is standing there, tears down her face, with a look over at Pepsi, and her face full of tears, as the boys watch…
Eli grips his bat, and walks over toward Conner, who heads to the highway, where three huffs are heading their direction…
It was just stupid…I thought I was going to slide over
the cliff…I would have only gone to the bottom…of the
little hill…I get so spacey…
Dakota glancing toward the highway, where Conner and Eli, are in control of what turned out to be four huffs. Then she looks back at Renee, and into her eyes…
You're a kid, and nobody here is mad or blaming you.
We all love you, and can't wait to get you back to that
Dakota standing up, followed by Renee, with a hug from Marlana, and then her brother. Conner and Eli are returning, with blood on Eli's bat…
And the thing is, Renee, the only reason Eli didn't
scream like a baby, is because of his crush on me,
and the fact he didn't want to ruin his chances.
I do not!
Renee now fights back a laugh, as Sam comes over for a hug…
INT. OLD CABIN – EVENING (getting dark)
Dakota leading them through the door of an old cabin. She's shining a flashlight, and walking to a door, where she begins working the combination, of a lock…
How many years have you memorized that combination?
It's easy, because they're all the same…
She opens up the door, shines the light down a staircase, and begins leading them down…
I saw this episode! This leads to the hatch, from Lost,
huh? There's going to be food and supplies, down here.
Hopefully a doctor named Jack, and a crazy bald guy
named Locke. We could use those guys.
Zane and I, binge watched that entire series. We
have a hatch at the compound.
Of course, you do…
Dakota coming to a lantern, turning in on, bringing light to the entire basement, well furnished, with beds, canned foods, plenty of blankets, and other boxes of supplies…
Everyone looking around, totally astonished…
Everyone looking through boxes, Eli excitedly pulls out an entire box of twinkies, holding them up.
Renee and Sam laugh…
More supplies here than I thought. We should sleep
in, eat a big breakfast, and take our time, in case those
guys suspect us camping out, and keep looking for us
in the morning. They won't find us down here.
Dissolve to them all bundled up, comfortably laying there, ready for sleep…
So, how many more of these kinds of places, do
you guys have out here?
You'd be surprised…this was Grandpa's life, he lived for
this kind of thing, and always felt great knowing it'd be
here, whether in his lifetime, or the next. And the thing
of it is, he wasn't even close to being done. He had so
many more ideas, and money coming in, to spend on
them. As prepared for it all, that we were now, ten,
twenty years from now, we would have had the
president himself, seeking salvation, at our doorstep.
I don't know, seems like they have everything they
They do, but…more ammo, more RPG's, more (cutoff)
Jesus! They have an RPG?
They do, several, but the plan was for an entire
storage room of them, and so much more. Too much
of the family fortune had already been spent, putting
that place together…
Silence…then someone heard snoring…
I'm ready to start snoring, myself. Lights out.
Dakota shuts off lantern, bringing the room to complete darkness…
I know, I keep saying it…but we're going to make it…
INT. TRUNK – NIGHT
Complete darkness…gives way a bit, as Harris opens trunk to her car, and uses a flashlight to help guide Zane out. Zane is very cramped up, and stretching out.
So sorry how long it took. I had to make sure it
It's okay…I was only about fifty/fifty, that you were going
to screw me, and finish me off tomorrow, when you
went back out on duty.
Guess you had a lot of time, to let your mind, wonder,
All worth it, if we can figure out the best way to take
this place over…
INT. NIKE OFFICE – NIGHT
Harris (carrying bag of food) leading Zane into a fancy office, made into a living/bedroom. A door opens, from across the room, where her daughter (Dominique, 11) comes running out of, with a hug for her mom. She then backs up, with a look at Zane…
It's okay, Dominique. He's a good guy…
Harris looking to Zane…
Not like the men who live here.
Is he going to help us?
As a matter of fact, yes, he is. I told you the plan was
to go someplace safe, and he has a place like that.
Zane stepping over toward Dominique, with his hand out.
Hi, Dominique, my name is Zane.
She's skeptical, but shakes his hand, as he gives her a big smile, and takes notice of the one, on the face of Harris…
Well, we're all going to eat some dinner, together, and
then Zane and I have to go prepare a few of the things,
we'll be needing for the move. Like I told you before,
there are others, who want to go with us, also.
When do we go?
That's part of what we're still figuring out. So, we just
have to keep acting as if everything is good, like we're
perfectly happy here.
Even around Teresa?
Was that wacky woman, here today?
Just for a little bit.
Yes, you definitely play dumb around that woman.
She is bat crazy, that one. (throwing Zane a look)
Harris pulling out food, handing some to Dominique, and a little for each her and Zane. Dominique runs straight to her bedroom, leaving door open. Zane a smiling look at Harris, and then Dominique comes running right back into the room, with favorite stuffed animal, and her food. She sits down right next to Zane, and begins eating, with a smile…
EXT. NIKE HEADQUARTERS – NIGHT
Harris showing Zane around, as they sneak from area to area…
There are several large complexes/buildings, and a lake in the middle, along with tons of large trees…
Harris is showing him the walls, that have been built, some of them are much like the ones at Woodbury, except with extra fencing materials. Because of the way the Nike Headquarters is setup, most of it is already in the form of a compound…
I've been here plenty, I just need to see what they've
done, to conceal it… That way I can figure out how to
get back in, and make our move…
I have at least one work colleague, we can trust. I
honestly believe we can count on them all.
That's how we get in.
Harris shaking her head.
That won't work. We can keep your appearance silent,
from out far, but they have their own people, keeping
watch around the entire perimeter. That Grover guy,
already tried sneaking inside, and suffered heavy
Zane shaking his head, while pondering that information…
Harris suddenly slams him down, onto the ground. He's shocked at first, but remains quiet, as a couple people can be heard laughing, and quickly approaching…
Pov of a man and woman, drunkenly passing by. The woman stops, with a look around, like she heard something, and then drunkenly walking off, with the man…
That was bat shit crazy, Teresa.
Harris cautiously looking up, and around, and begins to rise, with Zane…
Long story short, she was in love with me, for a day
or two, until she realized she was one of six women,
here, and had her choice of the men. Now, she's either
my best friend, one day, or bat shit jealous, the next.
How or why, people like her survive the end of times,
is beyond me.
That's what we're here to change…
Dissolve to Harris and Zane, sneaking around, near the gate, very cautiously, as there are several armed guards, in uniform…
I tried taking Dominique with me, during duty, and
they stopped me at the gate, demanding she stay here.
To keep you from leaving? (shaking head) I'm so
ready to put these guys down.
I can't dare put her in the trunk, with you. She's
claustrophobic, in a big way.
Zane shaking head…
Well, these guys aren't idiots, they know what
they're doing, and how to properly secure this place.
You guys out number them, big time, if the numbers
you told me, are true?
Zane nodding, as they begin pulling back, from the gate area…
They're true, at both the camp, and the compound.
If I had my family for this, it'd be a different story…
but these guys…(shaking head)
Maybe you should wait for your family?
That's what I keep pondering…but, if I can pull this off,
and appear that I'm doing it for these guys, it could go
a long way, toward whatever is to come, with this
Grover character. He's done some great things…I just
need to know his intentions…
Maybe he's as bad, as that Swish guy, and you should
just let these guys here, and Grover's people, kill each
Zane shaking his head…
There are children at that camp, possibly at Grover's,
too. An entire team of skilled loggers with equipment,
and good men, from what I could see…
I've got this idea, that's been circling around in my
head, and kind of falling into place…I just need a few
more things, to fall for me…
INT. HARRIS ROOM/OFFICE – EARLY DAYBREAK
POV of a pencil drawn picture, of Zane, sleeping on a couch, next to a burning candle…
POV of Zane, crashed out asleep, on a couch, next to a burning candle, just like in the picture…
POV pans back, to Dominique (with a few candles burning), drawing the picture, as she stares at Zane…
The walls are actually covered in drawings, of Harris, of the Nike Headquarters, the lake, Harris and her police car, and even one of Harris and her son…
Dominique continues to draw, without a sound…
POV travels outside the window, down alongside the building, to an area where a few random huffs are walking near the building, which works as part of the perimeter, that keeps everyone safe, on the inside…
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. HIGHWAY – NIGHT
A herd of huffs are on the dark highway. Heading toward/into the headlights, shining through them.
Backup, backup, BACKUP!
POV inside the hummer, as Mason looks away from the lady (pretending to be a huff) at his window, looking back at him, and begins backing up the hummer, out of and away from the herd…
Hold back, hold back! We got a huge herd in the road!
You guys, okay?!
A second hummer, followed by a third, quickly cruise into the scene, right behind Mason. Gunner watching them in rear view.
I…yeah, we're good. You guys backup. Meet back at
the caravan, and figure out how to play this.
They all backup, and turn around, driving up the road…
You guys coming back our way?
See you in five seconds.
They speed the road for several seconds, before stopping in front of the caravan, turning back around, and shining headlights onto the road…
Everyone hops out, meeting in the road…
Mason stands out in front, of Gunner, Chasin, Jason, Porter, Colton, and Wyatt. Doc and all the cousins, come to join them…
We have a few minutes to figure this out. Ammo is
precious, regardless of how much we have, but…
(smiling a them) I say we have some fun…
Everyone smiling back.
Let's do this!
Everyone pumped/excited, as April approaches from the caravan, speaking with Mason, while everyone else begins arming themselves…
April shares a few quick words with Mason, before heading back toward caravan, as Mason begins directing the vehicles.
Alright, let me get a couple vehicles, with their headlights
(motioning toward right side) toward this side of the road,
and couple more (motioning to the left) over here. A
couple more aiming straight ahead, right at the enemy…
Several different people, following his instructions, moving vehicles into place, and shining their lights all over the area…
Dissolve to the huffs, eagerly marching the highway, out of the darkness, and into the bright headlights…
Their POV, toward the blinding lights, and single line of people in the road, aiming their guns…
POV Mason, next to Gunner and Porter…
I'm telling you, at least one of them is not dead. She
was looking right at me, into my eyes…made the
freaking hair on my arm stand up!
So that's why you hesitated.
Why the hell would someone be out there, walking
I don't know, but keep your eyes open, in case there
What? You think they could be armed, or something?
Start firing back?
Mason gives him a skeptical look…
Just be ready…
POV moves over all the faces, of everyone on the line, as the huffs move closer…
POV of all the people in the vehicles, as they watch…
Their POV, of the line of people, and huffs approaching…
POV Jennifer, laying down in an RV, not watching…
POV of the huffs. POV from the huffs, as more people raise their guns. POV Mason, carefully looking through all the huffs…
POV now coming from just one of the huffs (in the back), looking over the line of people, aiming their guns. The huff begins looking to the side of the road, and then back at the line of people, before turning, and walking off the road, right into the woods/brush…
POV Mason's face, lighting up, as he points toward the huff in the back, leaving the road…
Right there, see?! That one's leaving the road!
Everyone looking from him, to the direction he's pointing, as he grabs his radio.
Everyone keep eyes open for surprise attack! Brode,
watch that tail end, back there. Let us know if anyone
approaches! Anybody not busy, go back-up
Brode, at the tail!
On it! And everything's clear here, for now.
POV Doc, taking notice of the "fake" huff, just as she reappears, before again disappearing, deeper into the woods.
Doc aims his gun toward the woods, then back at the road, with a look toward Mason.
What do we do?
Mason scans both sides of the road, with no evidence of more "fake" huffs…
I think she's the only one. (looking from woods, to
road) Let's take em' down!
Everyone opens fire! Huffs begin dropping like flies, all over the highway…
POV travels over the faces of the people, enjoying themselves…
POV travels over the faces of the dead huffs, as they hit the ground…
Mason fires his gun, killing huffs, but with continued glances toward the direction of the "fake" huff…
He also glances to the side of the road, right next to him, nervous of a surprise attack…
Doc is also nervously keeping his eye on the sides of the road, as are both Porter and Gunner…
POV Brode, at the tail of caravan, with many others, armed and ready for a surprise attack. They can hear the gunfire from the other side of the caravan, but continue staring the opposite direction, and to the sides of the road…
POV huffs, dropping over all the dead huffs, as more and more drop, until only a handful remain…
Hold your fire! Hold it…
A handful of the men begin going into the highway, stepping over and in between the dead. They use their spears, to finish off the remaining huffs…
All the other men cautiously aiming guns toward the sides of the road, waiting and watching, for anymore possible danger…
Mason is aiming his gun, as he comes to the spot, where the "fake" huff, had disappeared, and now shining a light into the woods, without a sight of her…
Dissolve to them all clearing the road, of the dead, while Mason keeps his eyes on the side of the road…
Dissolve to everyone in the vehicles, that begin starting their engines, and driving away, past the piles of stacked huffs, on the sides of the road…
POV stays on the road, as each and every vehicle drives by, eventually leaving the road dark, silent and abandoned…
POV remains on the road, until the silence gives way, to the sound of someone walking in the brush…
Eventually she walks out onto the highway, taking a look around. She then looks in the direction she had been going, before turning and heading away, in the direction of the caravan…
INT. HIGHWAY (Mason's hummer) – NIGHT
Mason driving the dark highway, with a look from Gunner…
Should be within range, now…
Mason grabs radio…
Baker base, come in? Mason and his successful
beach team caravan, are excited to be almost
Copy that! And thanks for the successful part! I
take it that means no one is hurt?
That's affirmative, big brother…
INT. COMPOUND OFFICE – NIGHT
Great to hear, little brother. Everything's well here,
other than the disappearance of Leo, and Zane being
a little late, returning from a mission, of his own.
Shit. We'll be right there…
POV travels outside his office window, over the backyard and pool area (lit with solar lighting), and up a trail, leading to an area with over a dozen guesthouses, with yards…
POV enters backyard, of one of the houses, to the sound of a woman, crying…
POV comes to her backside, as she stops crying, and raises a small bottle, looking at it…
Her POV of the bottle, full of pills. She closes it in her hands, and begins weeping, again…
POV Kayla (Sam's stepmom) at backdoor, walking out into the yard, heading toward the other woman, and arriving from behind…
She places her hand on the other woman's shoulder, startling her so bad, that she drops the bottle of pills.
Oh, Brianna, I'm so sorry!
Brianna doesn't respond, and just quickly reaches for the bottle, with Kayla taking notice of it…
Wait…Brianna, what is that?
Brianna closes it in her hand, holding it away from Kayla.
Kayla grabs Brianna's hand, forcefully attempting to reach the bottle, as Brianna finally gives up, allowing Kayla to take it…
(looking it over)
What is this?
She looks from bottle to Brianna…
What are you doing with these? Were you…going
to take all these? Were you?!
Brianna silent, not responding…
Answer me! Brianna?!
Kayla forcefully grabbing a hold of Brianna, turning her, face to face.
You answer me; you answer me now!
Brianna just looking at her, tears running down her face, still unable to respond…
(emotion taking over in her voice)
What is the matter with you? What are you thinking?
How completely selfish have you become?! (shaking
her) I'm still right here; right here in front of you!
Brianna begins bawling, with Kayla fighting the urge to do the same, but using anger to fight it…
(shaking her head)
No, I'm not crying, not over this! I've been crying for
a month now. That's because I lost her, too, Brianna!
You may have given birth to her, but she was my
Brianna only increases her weeping…
She was our daughter! You didn't lose her Brianna,
we lost her! (just looking at her) Or is it just all about
you? Because doing (shaking bottle of pills) this…
would be all about you…as if there was no me…no us…
Brianna just looking at her, sobbing and still unable to respond…
You're the reason I can survive this, the reason I have
to survive it, and the reason (again shaking pills) this
isn't an option.
Brianna still just sobbing…
How worried do I have to be about (shaking pills) this?
(getting louder/madder) How worried do I have to be,
Brianna? (louder) Answer me! (louder) Answer me,
Brianna! (louder) ANSWER ME!
Brianna finally responds, as loud as she can!
I WASN'T GOING TO TAKE THEM!
Brianna standing, reaching and grabbing the bottle away from Kayla, and tossing them as far as she can, over the fence…
They just stare at one another, before Brianna sits back down…
I've held them in my hand, every night, since…
Silence, before she goes on…
I just kept looking at them, thinking I could use them…
to see her again, be with her, tell her it's okay… But I
knew how disappointed you'd all be, in me…and that
only hurt more.
I also keep thinking…what if she's still out there? What
if I did take them, and she came home someday? (crying)
Brianna looking up at Kayla, as the tears continue to run down her face…
But I just can't do that, anymore. I can't give myself hope.
I need her to be dead (sobbing at her words)… I can't keep
imagining her still out there, in god knows what kind of
pain or fear, and (sobbing) disappointment in us, for not
saving her… Being dead just seems better than, (weeping
through her words) god knows where…
Both women sobbing, as Kayla pulls Brianna in…
(crying through her words)
Oh, my sweet baby girl…
DISSOLVE TO: COMPOUND GATES – NIGHT
Blake and Abino, in the front gate, guard tree house, watching as the beach team caravan lights can be seen, and now driving out of the woods, into the open field, and toward the gates…
Opening gates for beach team caravan…
POV gates opening, as caravan arrives, and begins entering the gates…
Dissolve to the caravan, now exiting the long corridor, into the open field, and continuing down Baker Lane, toward the complex…
Dissolve to everyone exiting the vehicles, parked outside the complex…
They're all being greeted by family/friends. Mason receives hugs from Hunter and Scout…
Thank goodness, for your safe return.
Mason staring at them both, with a deep breath…
So…I'll tell you about Leo, you can tell me about Zane…
They begin chatting, off by themselves, while everyone else begins unloading, and continuing to greet loved ones. Many of the Rough Riders are there, or arriving, and sharing handshakes and stories, with Doc and the cousins…
Wyatt is hugging his wife, Sarah. Gunner and wife Rachel, are greeted by their son Blaze (3) who is handed over to them, by Hope (Scout's daughter)…
Chasin is greeted by his kids, Bo (6) and Kat (5), who were with Jaelyn (Chasin's sister).
April is hugging/kissing August (6), Jax (4) and Maddox (3), right after they had finished hugging their mom, Jennifer, who smiles as she and April then begin heading toward Mason and Hunter…
April shares a hug and kiss with Hunter, followed with a look at Jennifer, who rubs her belly with a smile, and hug from Hunter, who is smiling…
Mason shares quick high-fives with his grandkids, before yelling for everyone's attention...
Listen up… Zane went to check on our neighborhood
convicts, and was due back two days ago… Go home,
get some sleep… We leave at 5:30am…and ring their
doorbell by daybreak.
Everyone in agreement, nodding.
God damn right, we do!
Hunter nodding at Mason, and sharing a handshake…
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. HARRIS ROOM/OFFICE – DAYBREAK
POV Dominique's drawing, as she now colors it…
Zane looks asleep, but slightly startles her, as he speaks without moving.
I had better not be drooling, in that drawing! I can
already feel the drool on this pillow, but I had better
not see it in that picture!
Dominique smiling with a laugh, as Harris comes from the other room, with a smile of her own…
I warned you that you'd end up in one of her drawings.
Yet you failed to mention the creepy way, in which
she'd go about doing so!
Her dad was a writer, and would sleep for a few hours,
get up and instantly jump back into his stories, until he
needed a few more hours of sleep… She is the same
way, with her art.
(slowly beginning to rise)
Can I move, now?
Yes, I'm finished. (holding up proudly) Come see.
Zane wipes the drool from his face, while rising and going over to sit next to Dominique. He takes the drawing, with an impressed smile…
Dominique, this is outstanding!
She giggles, as he hits her over the head with it.
Drool and all…
Zane looking from her, to her drawing…
You know, with a talent like this, you're going to
fit in very well, where we're going.
Dominique looking at him with excitement.
Where are we going?
EXT. NIKE HEADQUARTERS – EARLY MORNING
Harris and Zane, carefully walking toward her squad car…
You sure this is safe?
There's no one around this early. They keep the gates
well guarded, but everyone else around here, is
passed out till noon, from the previous night's
drinking binge. I don't even think these people have
a real plan, or goal.
Good… People who aren't fighting for much, won't
put up much of a fight…
What will your people do with this place?
I'm not sure… It's not quite the city out here, but
still highly populated, by the dead. These idiots
would definitely be overrun by them, eventually.
(looking around) We put that logger team to
work here, and we just might be able to make
something special, of it.
They arrive at her car.
Maybe we'll give it to you and your fellow officers,
and let you run the place.
Harris looking at him with a sly smile, and opening her trunk…
You're just buttering me up, before I put you in my
And it's that kind of wisdom that'll make you a great
Harris smiling at him, as he climbs inside…
Relentless. Aren't you?
Winking at him, as she closes the trunk on him…
EXT. FIELD (Harris parking spot) – EARLY MORNING
Harris opening trunk, helping Zane out, who takes notice of another officer, there next to Harris…
Zane, this is Rayburn. He's not the guy I told you about,
but someone that, that person, told me we can trust.
Our little plan to get you back to Glenwood, works
better by involving this guy.
(holding out his hand)
Zane, it's a pleasure, and I'm someone you can trust.
Zane looking him in the eye, and then shaking hands…
INT. BACKROAD – DAY
Harris driving her squad car, with Zane in passenger seat.
Ike, the guy I told you about, is covering both mine
and his locations. I switched with Rayburn, so that he
could relay back to base.
Harris just staring at him, then the road…
So, whatever you're scheming, it needs to play out
today. I hope you can really count on these "other"
people of yours, to be ready for this.
Both of them taking notice of a "Forest Grove" sign, with an "R" painted at the end of "Grove".
They also come to turnoff, allowing them onto highway 6. She is about to turn onto it, just as Zane suddenly grabs her arm, stopping her.
Wait! (motioning up the road)
She looks. Their POV of a herd of huffs, walking down the highway…
Dissolve to Zane and Harris, out of the car (parked close by), and hiding themselves in the brush, while watching the herd, pass them by…
Zane looks right at the huffs, but appears to be lost deep in thought, as his eyes then go wide, and now definitely looking at the huffs, with a wicked smile, growing over his face…
Oh, my good Jesus Christ!
Harris looking at Zane, who shakes his head in awe, over the idea coming to life, in his head, even kind of laughs, with a look at Harris, still shaking his head…
We need to turn them around…
Harris just looking at him, with no idea what he's talking about, as he suddenly begins exiting the brush, toward the huffs, to her shock!
Wait here, or come with. We'll circle back.
What the hell?!
He begins yelling at the huffs.
Hey you hungry ugly freaky (cutoff)
Zane finishes that last word, but drowned out by Harris, while following after him.
WHAT IN THE NAME OF ZANE, ARE YOU DOING?!
She runs along with him, as he gets their attention, and gets them turned around on the highway, now following him…
MY PLAN IS COMPLETE! At least the hard part! Once
we turn that corner up ahead, and circle back, I can
figure out the rest.
They both slowly jog along the highway, with the huffs following, behind.
I almost pulled my gun and shot you back there!
Maybe next time, you'll think to fill me in, before you
go all crazy dramatic on me like that! Now, mind filling
me in on whatever lightbulb just went off, in your
crazy white boy head?
Zane smiling at her…
Let me figure…
Zane stops talking with a strange look taking over his face, and looking at her, the same way…
Did you say, "What in the name of Zane", back there?
Harris rolling her eyes.
Well it sure as hell wasn't in the name of god!
Zane laughing with a shake of the head…
My family is going to love you.
What, are we freaking getting married or something?!
I'm just saying, you'll fit in well.
Good, cause I'm too old for you to be getting all
Please, what are you, like five years older than me?
And you are?
So, you're as physic as you are cute…
Now who's flirting with who?
Nope…you know that friend I said we can trust?
There's a reason for that…
Zane stops jogging, as does Harris, and they just begin walking, with the herd well back behind them…
Nice… Is he going to be jealous, after I put you in
charge of Nike Town?
Probably not as jealous as you are right now, cause he
already knows I wear the pants in the relationship. He
wanted to be the one to bring you back, and see for
himself, what we're getting ourselves into. Look how
well that worked out, for him.
Just remember, these people, and my people, big, big
difference. But these guys, taking out your old guys,
especially with my new plan…you'll see for yourself,
what kind of fighters they can be… And I'm not jealous.
Whatever, lover boy. Now seriously, what's this plan
Zane's wicked smile returns, as he flashes it to Harris…
EXT. HIGHWAY 6 – DAY
Harris's squad car, cruising down the highway, and coming to the market, and turnoff onto Glenwood Lane, as she takes it. Their POV, from the car, as they cross the bridge, heading for the gates, which are already open.
A ton of guards, are quick to begin aiming guns at them, very anxiously, as Zane then shows himself, out his window, as they begin lowering their weapons, allowing the vehicle to drive on through the gates…
Swish is already aggressively approaching them, along with Gary, GW, and many others. Zane begins climbing out, but then is violently grabbed by GW, pulled out, and slammed against the car. Harris is wide eyed, and watching, as she is then grabbed and held, with her gun being taken.
GW holds Zane, as Gary punches him right in the gut. He fights to breathe, and regain his composure, and looks up, at Swish, without his usual, arrogant smile. Instead, he looks outraged, and begins taking it out on Zane's face…
EXT. GLENWOOD CAMP - DAY
Zane passed out in the DC, waking up, bruised, and sitting next to Harris, as they watch everyone gathering around, on the outside, where Swish stands in front of them all, ready to deliver a speech…
They brought the fight to US! They came HERE, to
OUR front door! AND NOW…WE GO TO BEAVERTON!
(cheers!) WE CLEAR THE ROAD, FOR GROVER! (more
cheers) AND THEN WE TORTURE THE PRISONERS!
(cheers) UNTIL THEY GIVE US THE LOCATION OF
THAT COMPOUND! (cheers) AND WITH GROVER'S
HELP, WE GO TAKE THAT SHIT FOR OURSELVES!
(cheers) And show them what kind of WORHTLESS
CONVICTS YOU ALL ARE!
Stix, Kemp, and Lester are quiet, and looking amongst each other…
Zane looks at Harris, wide-eyed and mouthing "what the fu", as the prisoners are cheering…
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. HIGHWAY 6
A hummer comes speeding down highway, skidding as it turns the corner onto Glenwood Lane, and speeding across the bridge, right toward the gates, before suddenly stopping, as Porter comes out, aiming the 50 cal right for the gates, as many more hummers and vehicles are arriving, right behind him…
Rough Riders on horses, along with others, are now coming out on all sides of the camp, surrounding it…
Just as many people, are on foot, close to the horses, and aiming guns, toward the walls of the camp…
Blake and Abino are already aiming their guns...
Mayday and Gia pull up, in their army jeep, with their fellow soldiers, behind them, in jeeps of their own. All of them armed, and ready for action…
Mason climbs out of one of the hummers, looking over the walls of the camp…
Jesus Christ… How the hell did they get this up, so fast?
POV other side of walls, where all the prisoners are arming up, and running for the walls. Other men are arming up, as well, and scared/frantic women are gathering children, running for the cabins…
BEAVERTON IS HERE! BEAVERTON'S HERE!
Men with guns, near the walls, are aiming outside, through small windows, built into the walls. There, they can see what's happening, outside…
Swish is watching, and begins climbing a ladder, up toward the gate platforms, with Stix, Gary, GW and others, behind him…
The Bakers have an entire army, around the entire area, and some serious firepower. Many men are in bulletproof vests, and armed with grenades.
Everyone from the beach is there, as well as the older Rough Riders. Hope is there, next to Chasin and Gunner, holding a gun…
Mason's view of Swish, reaching the top, with Stix, Gary and others…
Swish's view of the Baker army, as he and the others, walk onto the platform, atop the gate walls…
Swish speaks out to them.
What can we do for you, and who the hell are you…
would be the first of my questions.
Mason speaks back to him.
I'll answer yours, if you answer mine. Which is what
you can do for us… Who we are, is your neighbors. We
have a compound, near the coast, and plan to run this
Swish speaking quietly to Stix.
I knew it wasn't Beaverton.
Swish now looks out to Mason, and speaks out to him.
And I guess you have some kind of legal document,
stating your right to run a god damn bit of anything?
That's exactly why we're doing what we're doing,
because there is no one else, to do it…You people
want a second chance at life, out from behind your
bars, (Swish smiling) we have no problem with that.
But you will behave…and respect your neighbors,
and not be a threat to them…or they will defend
themselves, with enough fire and manpower, to do
So, now that we've heard your demands, how about
I'll begin with the most important. Four days ago, we
sent my nephew Zane, his sister Dakota, and her
girlfriend Cleo, to check you people out, see what
you're all about. (Swish smiling) They were supposed
to report back, the following day. (motioning toward
his own people) As you can see, we're concerned…
The Baker army is everywhere, ready to take fire, on a moment's notice. Swish speaks quietly, to Stix.
No mention of the little girl. Could we be so lucky, that
all those idiots got themselves killed?
Swish now speaks out to Mason.
So, your mission to spy on us, went bad, and now
you're here to threaten, intimidate, and put blame
on us? Over people we've never seen, or met?
Stix a quick surprised look at Swish.
We're here, peacefully, yet cautiously, as anyone
would be. We have supplies, even weapons, we
have no problem trading, for any information,
leading to the return of our three, missing family
members. Something that would never be
forgotten, by our family.
I guess I could lie, and tell you something, in hopes
that you get lucky, find them, and thank us for it, with
your kind offer, but, we know nothing of your family,
other than they must have been doing a piss poor job
of spying, on people who never did a damn thing to you.
Mason growing impatient, looking around at the wall, the holes where guns are aimed at them, and his own people, aiming back…
Your current attitude, is exactly the kind of example,
of why we'd want to know more about you. Whatever
landed you in a cell, would be another. If you can't
understand our "curiousness", then maybe you should
introduce me to Grover. Because someone with his
reputation, couldn't possibly be the letdown, that you
Swish growing angry, with that remark…
He's at our other camp, with twice as many men, and
twice the firepower. Grover is someone you want
nothing to do with, and someone who told us to take
in the good people, and take out, the ones who (waving
his hands out, over the Baker army) bring the fight to us.
Grover has been planning for this so-called apocalypse,
for over a decade.
Mason reacting to that bit of information, with a strange look at his wife, and son, Chasin…
What do you mean, he's been preparing for it, for
over a decade?
Aww, they run slow in your family, do they?
What does the name Leo Baker, mean to you?
Swish just shrugging…
About as much as your inability to come here and
Your inability to answer my questions, is close to
finding out just how easy bringing these walls down,
would be for us.
POV from a random prisoner, at one of the wall windows.
His POV out the window, of one of the Baker men, over by the trees. He begins stepping forward, a bit.
You do what (cutoff)
The random prisoner fires out the window, at the ground, in front of the feet of the approaching man. The man freezes, as everyone behind and around him, begin pulling for their grenades.
Jason comes out of the trees, aiming an RPG directly toward the gates.
Swish and his men begin to dunk down…
NOOO! DO NOT FIRE! HOLD YOUR FIRE!
I don't care if I share a last NAME with you, or
changed your shitty DIAPER, as a baby! You fire
without my authority, you might as well seek refuge
here, because you WON'T be coming home with us!
POV members of Baker army, holding down their grenades…
Swish rising, looking over his men, holding steady, then speaking to Stix and others, near him.
Jesus Christ, they have grenades and an RPG!
Swish looking back out, then down below at his men, before turning and speaking back out, to Mason…
So, did you and your wealthy family purchase that
RPG, before doomsday? Because we took ours, off
of the dead soldiers who tried to stake claim, here.
And those grenades of yours, what kind of black
market did you find those at? We have one or two
of those, as well. So…nice call down there…
Mason shaking his head…
When can I expect your true leader to return?
He's busy with an enemy in Beaverton.
Mason again with a curious look, at his wife and son. Gunner speaking to him.
That's where we took heavy fire, before getting Scout
Maybe that's who shot up one of your fancy Humvees,
that we saw driving by, a couple weeks back.
The enemy of my enemy, is my friend?
Mason looking at him, with a growing smile…
Our reports tell us that the group in Beaverton, is
U.S. military. If we were to make allies of anyone,
it'd be them…(singling his people, who begin to
withdraw) Not a bunch of worthless convicts.
Mason climbing into his hummer. Swish frowning, with anger…
Blake leading his Rough Riders, away.
Mason, is one badass dude…
They all are…every last one of those Bakers.
The Baker army begins pulling out, and away, vanishing from the area, as Swish continues to become enraged…
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. GLENWOOD CAMP – DAY
Swish is finishing his speech…
And show them what kind of WORTHLESS
CONVICTS, YOU ALL ARE!
Prisoners erupting with cheers, and high-fives…
Stix is seen, trying to talk Swish down…
Suddenly, Zane is heard, shouting over them all.
THE DEAD ARE COMING BACK!
Everyone silencing, and turning toward Zane…
We turned them around, after I realized we can use
them, to not only attack Beaverton…but to do so,
without losing a single man…
Make up all the stories you want, you're not
talking your way out of this one.
Why the hell would I come back here, if I was guilty
of a damn thing, other than getting my cousin to her
family. You want to put a knife in my back, you go
ahead, but my cousin is safe from that, now. I came
back here, to make good on my word, and bring not
only intelligence, on their camp, but how to invade it,
and like I said, without losing a single man…at least
up until we get inside. But their numbers are half of
ours, and the biggest defense, is knowing we're
coming…which my plan gets us around…
Everyone looking from Zane, to Swish…who is forced to smile…
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK
EXT. COMPOUND GATES – DAY
Joshua in tree house, speaking to someone on radio…
Down below, the gates come open, as the caravan begin entering through, onto Baker Lane, and through the long corridor of trees/brush, with the view ahead, of the opening, into the field and heart of the compound…
Dissolve to the army caravan, parking near the Baker complex, greeted by Hunter, Grandpa Sam and others…
Mason steps out of his hummer, with his wife and sons, and walks right on over to Hunter and Sam…
We set up a camp, and left a dozen men. We're going
to build a small settlement, near those punks, and keep
a constant eye on them.
This issue in Beaverton, can that be where Zane is?
Mason shrugging, with a dreaded look from Hunter…
(speaking to Hunter)
I filled Dad in, on what you told me of Leo, and his
Mason looking at his father, with guilt…
I'm so sorry, I kept this from you, as long as I did. I
was really hoping Leo, would eventually do it, himself…
I understand, son. But your brother is really ill, right now.
I know that, now…
He came back?
Grandpa Sam looking at the ground…
He came in, and then tried to sneak himself to the
family supply room… Where he almost succeeded
at destroying his entire stock of medication.
He would have been lost to us forever, had he
Where is he, now?
It took a team of guys to stop him, and rough him up,
again. He's sleeping it off…
Dissolve to everyone at the vehicles, working hard at unloading everything…
Suddenly, they all can hear some kind of arguing, and turn to watch…
Their POV of Leo, arguing as he walks away from Mason, Hunter, Grandpa Sam, Scout, and two other men...
Both Porter and Jason begin moving toward, in case needed. They stop near Hunter.
You already got what you wanted! You saved the
pills, now please, just let me go!
It won't work, Leo. If you truly want to go live at
this other camp, of yours, that's fine. But you
can't survive without the pills, Leo. You just can't.
You can get over the withdrawals, son, but not
I don't want to get over it! It makes me who I am.
Those pills prevent me from being that person!
Instead, it makes me the person you all feel sorry
for! The person you would NEVER put in charge of
this place, or this family… (looking around, at
everyone) I am worthless, to you all, and always have
been…ever since you learned the truth, about me.
Is Mason, worthless? Was Fish?! He didn't lead
anything. He just loved his family, and did his part.
AND NOW HE'S DEAD!
Leo almost weeping, after saying that…
IS MASON?!... He just did his part, clearing the
beaches, and representing us in front of those
ruthless cons, who might be holding YOUR OWN
SON! Mason did his part!... Have you?!
Music begins to fade in.
"Lookla – The King Is Dead" (from beginning of song)
Leo fighting the need to weep, and practically weeping through his words, while staring his family, in their eyes…
(somewhat shaking head)
Let me go…just let me go…
Music volume intensifies, as lyrics begin…
Grandpa's eyes are tearing up, with a pleading expression for his son, as Leo gives them one last look, before turning toward all the others, walking toward the hummer, parked off to the side, in front of the army caravan…
Shots of the entire family, watching Leo walk away…
Main chorus of song plays (for first time), followed with instrumental, with song ending, before lyrics begin again.
"Let me goooo…let me goooo"
Grandpa has tears running down his face, as does Scout, who embraces her father…
Mason and Hunter are shaking their disappointed heads…
The entire family is solemn, as Leo arrives at his car, opening door…
Suddenly, the music cuts, and the sound of a loud ringing bell (like a church bell), is heard, as everyone, including Leo, turns and stares toward the sound of it, coming from the gates…
Suddenly, everyone scatters, as if under attack…
Cut to the tree house, over the gates, where Joshua moves from one side of the large deck, to the other, and cautiously glances over, and straight down, as a look of shock goes over his face...
Oh my god…
He quickly gets on his radio, as several others are quickly arriving behind him…
Everybody, to the gates, now!
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. GLENWOOD CAMP – DAY
Swish shaking his head, near the DC, where he and most others, are listening to Zane, with intrigued faces, other than Swish…
Worst case scenario, you all get to watch me die, in
the agony of being eaten alive by an entire herd. Best
case, you like what you see, you join me, and we walk
right on up to their front gate…
Most men are super intrigued, nodding heads and smiling with excitement, somewhat to the displeasure of Swish, who is just about to speak, but beat by Stix.
It's settled! I can hear it in your enthusiasm, that
you want to watch this idiot, kill himself, or
redeem himself! I for one am ALL OVER THIS PLAN!
The men erupt with cheers of excitement…
Swish shakes his head, with a gleaming stare at Stix, sharing high-fives, with Kemp and Lester…
EXT. SIDE ROAD OFF OF HIGHWAY 6 – DAY
POV of highway 6, as the herd of huffs are walking down it, ignoring the empty road next to it, and remaining on the bigger, main road…
Once the last of them passes, the POV remains, until the sound of vehicles approaching, can be heard, and they eventually arrive, from the back road, and onto the main road, turning opposite direction of the huffs. It's a ton of trucks, full of prisoners, in the backs. They pull down the highway a bit, before stopping, and climbing out (drivers remain, with engines on), facing and walking toward the herd of huffs, carrying bats and spears…
GW is leading them, along with Zane and Stix. Every man is there. They are not covered in huff blood/guts, and look as if they are going to attack the huffs…
You sure about this?
I am. (looking at everyone) We need at least one of
them for every three of us. Make the kill quickly, and
help your partners, carry or drag it back to the trucks.
If the herd beats us, we're dead. So, I hope you all ate
your wheaties, today.
Most of them smiling and excited, maybe just a little nervous…
The herd is turned around, and approaching them with their own excitement…
Zane takes charge, running ahead and killing the first huff, as Harris helps him drag/carry it back.
GW looks like King Kong in New York City, taking out several huffs, as several men begin dragging them off.
GW kills one more, and then watches as a hatchet flies into the head of another, right by him, as it drops at his feet. GW quickly picks them both up, with a look at Stix, who proceeds to toss another knife, into the skull of a huff, nearly about to bite a random prisoner…
They are now all carrying/dragging dead huffs, back and into the trucks, and taking off, just in time!
They all begin cheering, with excitement, and high-fives! They look to be having the time of their lives…
POV Zane, sitting back, with a smile of his own, also looking to be enjoying himself…
EXT. BEAVERTON NEIGHBORHOOD – DAY
The prisoner clan is spreading out the dead huffs, while over at a police car, Zane is shaking hands with Ike, who hugs and kisses Harris, before climbing into patrol car, and driving away…
This might actually work.
It will, and so will the rest, that I explained to you.
It makes sense…
Harris hesitating a moment…
Nothing… You're just…enjoying this…
Zane thinking, and nodding…
I adapt well, to whatever is happening currently, in
my world. I'm confident Sam is safe. I have all the
trust in the world, in my baby sister, and they were
close to a safe house of ours.
Harris throwing him a surprised look…
Safe house? (just shaking her head)
Besides…I need these guys to see me as one of
them, to believe in me…or it'll never work…
Zane flashing her a smile, and walking toward the prisoners, preparing to give them a "pep talk"…
Alright, listen up!
Everyone turning, giving him their attention…
This is it…this is how you open the road, for your
man Grover, to return.
I imagine from behind bars, that the fall of man, and
end of times, is exactly what you guys had been living
for, and now here you are, with a chance to save the
man, who saved all of you!
Much more cheering…
I may not relate to being locked away, but I for one,
am having (becoming intensely pumped/motivated)
THE TIME OF MY GOD DAMN LIFE, RIGHT NOW!
(cheers!) AND I PROMISE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF
YOU, THAT I HAVE WHAT IT TAKES, TO LEAD YOU
THROUGH THIS! I WAS BORN FOR THIS!
Everyone cheering like mad maniacs, as Zane yells "YEAH, YEAH!", getting them as wound up as he can…
"Imagine Dragons – Whatever It Takes" begins from beginning (only instrumental, at first)
DO YOU FEEL IT?! (cheering) DO YOU FEEL IT?!
(cheering) THAT ADRENALINE IN YOUR VEINS?!
ARE YOU READY TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES?!
Zane grabbing an axe, and heading over to the stacked piles of dead huffs.
ARE YOU READY TO PAINT YOURSELF IN RED?!
Song intensifies, as lyrics begin.
"Falling too fast to prepare for this,
tripping in the world could be dangerous,
Everyone circling is vulturous,
The men all grabbing axes, knives, blades, sledge hammers, bats, and following Zane, who has a very wicked look, in his eyes…
"Everyone waiting for the fall of man,
Everyone praying for the end of times"
The men begin to share that wicked look, while looking down at all the dead huffs, and anxiously readying their weapons…
"Everybody hoping they could be the one,
I was born to run, I was born for this"
Zane with a gleam in his eye, as he looks at everyone, raises his axe, and right as the main chorus begins, he slams his axe down into the huff, with blood splattering everywhere!
run me like a race horse"
The men cheer, as the blood flies!
"Hold me like a rip cord,
Break me down and build me up"
The men begin raising their weapons, and slamming/sticking into dead huffs, with blood going everywhere!
"I wanna be the slip, slip,
word upon your lip, lip,
letter that you rip, rip,
Break me down and build me up"
The men are becoming extremely wild and pumped up! Blood is already covering them everywhere, and they seem to love it! Zane too!
"WHATEVER IT TAKES"
Slow-motion now takes over, with GW using his sledge hammer to absolutely annihilate, a dead huff's face, picking up guts with his bare hands, and spreading over not only his face, but grabbing and smothering it over the guy next to him, with wild reactions from the others.
"Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins…
I DO WHATEVER IT TAKES"
Slow-motion continues, with a shot of Zane's pumped up expression, and wide-open mouth, while watching/cheering on the others. Multiple slow-motion shots of prisoners, smashing huff heads/chests…
"Cause I love how it feels,
when I break the chains…
WHATEVER IT TAKES"
Slow-motion of chunks of huff flesh, flying everywhere…
Slow-motion of a man with his mouth wide open, pumped and excited, with a chunk of huff flesh, flying right into his mouth…
"You take me to the top,
I'm ready for whatever it takes"
Slow-motion of that same man, now vomiting, with slow-motion of the men around him, amused and laughing…
"Cause I love the adrenaline in my veins.
I do what it takes"
Men spreading blood, guts and flesh, all over themselves, with song fading and ending, right after those last lyrics…
Dissolve to the bloody men (while a new song fades in, right at first lyrics) all hiding/waiting, behind a building, on the corner of a street.
"Imagine Dragons – Radioactive"
Harris and the men cautiously peak around the corner, where Zane awaits at a corner of his own.
Zane steps out from around the corner, and into the herd of huffs, that are marching down the street, right as the song is hitting a "Bass drop".
"I waking up, to ash and dust,
I wipe my brow, and sweat my rust,
I'm bringing in the chemicals.."
Zane fits right in with them, leading the pack, which is following after a vehicle, driven by Swish, who begins speeding away…
The men all take a deep breath, while holding their weapons against their thighs (guns strapped around their shoulders), before Harris leads them all into the street, ahead of the huff herd.
"I'm breaking in, shaping up,
then checking out on the prison bus"
It's almost like a second herd (close to 100 prisoners), merging into traffic, ahead of the first herd (about 400 huffs), lead by Zane…
"This is it. The apocalypse….
Zane continues to lead the huffs, who are catching up, as the prisoners continue to spill into the road…
"I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones,
enough to make my systems grow.."
Prisoners still spilling into the street. You can see how excited most of them are, yet cautious, and griping their weapons, ready to use, if need be…
"Welcome to the new age,
To the new age, welcome to
The new age, to the new age
Close-ups on some faces, as they merge into street, with tail end of prisoners, about to make their way into the road, as Zane nears, with the herd…
I'm radioactive, Radioactive"
Zane arrives, with his heard, just as the tail end makes it into the street, making one large herd, marching down the road…
I'm Radioactive, Radioactive.."
Swish is well ahead of them, and disappearing, as the herd continues down the street…
"I raise my flag, and don
My clothes… It's a revolution
I suppose. We're painted red
To fit right in.. Woaah"
Zane makes his way through the prisoners, catching up to the front of the herd, with smiles at his growingly confident men, who all look proud, of what they're doing, and how they're doing it, covered in blood and guts…
"I'm breaking in, shaping up,
then checking out on the
EXT. FIELD – DAY
Music continues, as Zane is out front, now, next to Harris, and leading the herd through a long grassy field, straight toward the Nike Headquarters, way up ahead of them…
"This is it… The apocalypse….
Swish watches from the brush, where he hides out next to his truck.
His POV of the huge herd, heading toward Nike Headquarters…
I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones,
Enough to make my systems grow.."
POV through binoculars, of the herd, approaching right toward POV…
"Welcome to the new age,
to the new age, welcome to
the new age, to the new age
POV of a man removing binoculars, at the gates of the Nike Headquarters, as men below him begin scattering around…
I'm radioactive, Radioactive"
The man begins looking into his binoculars, again, while speaking over his radio, and appearing angry!
I'm Radioactive, Radioactive.."
Zane leading the herd, with his excited prisoners, at his side, and behind him, and the huffs behind them…
Dissolve to the same POV of them, but much closer to the Nike Headquarters…
"All systems go, the sun
Their POV of the gates opening, as two army vehicles come out, immediately speeding away, in hopes of dragging the herd, along with them…
"Deep in my bones,
Straight from inside"
The tail end of the herd is pulling away, heading for the vehicles, as the front side (Prisoners), continues forward, with strange looks from the men at the gates, whose eyes begin to go WIDE!
"I'm waking up, I feel it
In my bones, enough to
make my systems grow"
POV Zane's mouth flying open, mouthing "CHAAAARGE!", as he charges forward, with Harris behind him.
POV of the prisoner part of the herd, charging forward, as the huffs continue toward the vehicles, except a few, who begin turning toward the charging prisoners.
The men at the gates, are rushing to close it!
"Welcome to the new age,
to the new age, welcome to
the new age, the new age,
The men at the vehicles are in shock, and begin slowing. Zane and a few others, are pulling grenades, and launching them at the gates, blowing them open, and charging right in, like mad men, as they reach around their shoulders, for their guns…
I'm radioactive, Radioactive"
The vehicles turning around, heading back toward gates, as are the huffs…
I'm Radioactive, Radioactive.."
Zane and the prisoners are firing their guns, killing soldier after soldier, and loving it! Zane's mouth is wide open, as he unloads his gun on several soldiers, as song comes to an end, and the sound of their gunfire takes over…
They are overwhelming the soldiers, who had no idea what was coming! Stix leads the tail end of the men, back toward the gates, and firing on the returning vehicles, who begin to return fire, before distracted, by the returning huffs…
The vehicles begin driving away, again, and again are followed by many of the huffs, but most of them remain, and begin going for the gates, where Stix takes notice. He rolls a grenade out into the herd, blowing a bunch of them up…
(shouting at his men)
Alright, men…lets have some fun!
Stix and his half of the prisoners, are pumped and unloading their guns, on the remaining huffs, dropping one after another, and loving it…
GW runs out of bullets, drops his gun, grabs his sledge hammer, and goes to work, hammering his way through huffs, like Paul Bunyan through trees…
POV flies by them, shooting through the gates, and into the Nike Headquarters, and continuing over a trail of dead soldiers, coming to Zane and Harris. They lead the other half of the prisoners, toward all remaining soldiers, trying to retreat…
POV of Teresa, hiding, as soldiers run past her, chased by wild prisoners…
She is watching around, waiting for a time to retreat, and then takes notice of something, that catches her attention…
Her POV of Harris, covered in blood, reloading her gun, next to Zane, who shoots a soldier dead, while covering Harris's back, who then returns the favor, as a soldier jumps Zane, but is knocked out with an epic Karate move, by Harris, with a very quizzical/ impressed smile from Zane…
What the shit was that?!
They begin heading away.
My dad made me take classes since before I
Teresa watching them, before running off, disappearing around one of the buildings…
EXT. NIKE GATES – DAY
Stix walking through all the dead huffs, and soldiers, with cheers and pats on his back/shoulder, from all the pumped up prisoners, excited and victorious…
Zane is approaching with Harris, looking over all the dead huffs, and smiling.
He comes to Stix, with a pleased handshake, followed with high-fives from kemp and Lester, and many others, who apparently are becoming very fond of Zane…
Harris takes notice of Teresa, held and escorted by a pair of creepy prisoners…
EXT. WOODS – DAY
POV coming from someone in the brush, watching Dakota lead Sam (carrying Bailey, without carrier) and the others, through the woods…
POV that same woman, who Mason had seen, walking with the huff herd. She's watching Dakota and the others…
POV Dakota with a growing smile…
I'm not used to getting there from this direction,
but we have to be close, right?
Shock taking over Eli's face, Renee's face, and all the others…
Sam looks at Dakota, with shock and growing excitement of her own…
Dakota looks at them all, then Sam, before stepping out of the brush, into a field.
Sam and the others, eagerly stepping out. Sam, with a wild look on her face, looks all around, before spotting the road to the front "camouflaged" gates. She hands Bailey to Renee, and instantly running forward!
The others follow, as Dakota and Cleo, are last to go, just watching, with smiles…
Sam runs right to the line of trees/thorn bushes, with a look upward, not seeing anyone, and instantly running into the brush of the wall, in a spot with a "hidden" trail, and little area without thorn bushes…
The others all eventually follow her in, all watching Sam, with excited curiosity…
I have always wanted an excuse to do this!
She pulls down a rope, and gives it a huge tug!
Instantly a loud bell begins ringing, like a church bell. She continues to ring it, as loudly as she can, until allowing Eli to take over, who begins ringing it even louder!
Cut to everyone inside, the compound. Leo, Hunter, Mason, Scout, Grandpa Sam, all turning their heads, toward the sound of the ringing bell…
Everybody, to the gates, now!... Never mind, we'll
bring her to you!
Most people are running with panic, but those who heard Joshua, stop, and are suddenly confused…
"Pentatonix – Hallelujah"
EXT. COMPOUND GATE – DAY
"Well I heard there was a secret cord"
POV of the bell, swinging back and forth…
"That David played and it pleased the lord"
Grandpa Sam staring at Hunter, who stares back at him…
"But you don't really care for
music do you"
Both Hunter and Grandpa, turning, with a look to Leo…
"Well it goes like this
the fourth, the fifth"
POV of Baker family members, racing across the field, as a hummer races past them…
"The minor fall and
the major lift"
POV hummer speeding through the long bushy corridor, on Baker Lane…
"The baffled king composing
Grandpa Sam, running through the field, but slowing, and helped by Hunter…
Compound gates opening, to the faces of Sam, Eli, DJ, Renee, and Marlana, with the others behind them…
Mason, Gunner, Chasin and Scout, all climbing out of Hummer…
Sam racing through gates, with Dakota, and Cleo, smiling behind her, as are all the others.
Mason, Gunner and Chasin, are in simple shock, over what they see, as is Scout, who opens her arms, just in time for Sam to leap into them!
Music is instrumental for several moments, while Mason, Gunner, and Chasin, greet Dakota and Cleo, but without taking their eyes off of Sam, who won't let go of Scout, who sobs like a baby, and ignores the pain of her bandaged arm…
"Your faith was strong
But you needed proof"
Dissolve to Grandpa, standing with Hunter, at the end of the bushy corridor, where the field begins, and where all the other Baker family and friends, are gathered, already in tears, and shock all over their faces…
"You saw her bathing on
Hummer driving out of corridor, with Gunner, holding Sam up high, through the sunroof, with her arms raised in the air!
"Her beauty and the moonlight
POV Grandpa, placing his hands over his face, with complete joy. The rest of the family behind him, doing the exact same!
"She tied you to the
Sam climbing out of parked hummer, instantly running toward someone…
"She broke your throne
and she cut your hair"
Grandpa dropping to his knees, with the help of Hunter and April…
"And from your lips
she drew the hallelujah"
Sam arriving at her grandfather, into his arms, with so much relief…
Hunter and April placing their hands on Samantha, and Grandpa…
Scout, her daughters, and son, Jaelyn, Wyatt and wife Sarah, Jennifer, all begin surrounding Grandpa and Samantha, with tons of love and emotions. Mason, Gunner, Chasin, Missy, Rachel, Catherine, and many of the younger children are also arriving, into the picture…
Leo watches, with a fading smile, and look at his daughter, Dakota, before turning, and walking back across the field…
The song goes instrumental a few moments, while more and more family/friends are arriving, and as Scout says something into the ears of her son Bryant, who begins racing away, across the field…
"Baby I've been here before
I've seen this room
And I've walked this floor
I used to live alone
Before I knew you
Samantha coming out of long embrace with grandpa, smiling at everyone, then instantly giving quick, fast, tight hugs to each and every one of them, with Pepsi, her boys, DJ, Renee, and Marlana, all receiving hugs and warm welcome gestures, from everyone, as scene begins dissolving…
EXT. NIKE HEADQUARTERS – DAY
"And I've seen your flag
On the marble arch"
POV of Flags flying high, at Nike Headquarters…
"And love is not
a victory march"
POV of Zane and the prisoners, going wild with celebration! Zane is obviously having the time of his life!
"It's a cold and it's
a broken hallelujah"
Harris is walking right toward Zane, who grabs her and gives her the biggest, most excited bear hug of all time, and she hugs him right back, holding on to him…
They come out of hug, simply staring at one another…
They turn toward the prisoners, raising their triumphant arms, who all raise theirs, in return!
GW comes out of nowhere, grabbing Zane, lifting into the air, as the men cheer!
GW placing Zane down, just as Teresa (in background) has reached and pulled a gun, from the prisoner who had been holding her. She shoots him, and quickly aims at Zane/Harris, but is instantly struck, by a knife, near the heart, and drops…
"Maybe there's a god above"
Zane looking from Teresa, to Stix…
"But all I've ever
Learned from love"
Harris approaching Teresa…
"Was how to shoot
someone who outdrew you"
Harris's POV of Teresa, who's dying, but smiling, and mouthing something to Harris…
"And it's not a cry
That you hear at night"
Harris's face goes white, with an instant turn and dashing away, across a field…
"It's not somebody
who's seen the light"
Dissolve to Harris now at the door of her office/apartment, banging on it, and desperately trying to use her key…
"It's a cold and it's
a broken hallelujah"
She opens the door, to the instant view of her daughter Dominique, now a huff, with her throat cut, and right there in her mom's face, about to bite her, but killed by Zane, just in time, and to the complete agony, of Harris…
Harris on the ground, held by Zane, in agony, as Stix and others arrive…
EXT. COMPOUND FIELD – DAY
Samantha and everyone, in same location, as she shares a strange stare with Leo, who is driving in his hummer, past them all, as she takes in his shaved head/face, for the first time, and the fact that he appears to be leaving…
In slow-motion, she begins turning her head away from Leo, as her eyes go from curious, to wide, and then to extreme joy, right as the song begins to hit it's final "high beat"…
"Hallelujah" (much higher)
POV of both Sam's moms, running full speed, across the field, and right for her! Brianna's hands on her head, as she runs, while screaming! Kayla is right behind her! Not too far behind, and simply watching, is Bryant…
Sam running for them! She is screaming with joy!
Sam's POV, as she runs for them…
Their POV, as they run for her…
They finally meet! Embracing tightly! Kayla practically tackles them, upon her arrival, as they all fall to the ground, hugging and crying, with complete and uncontrollable joy…
More and more of the family and friends begin to arrive, at their side, crying, laughing, hugging, and just in complete awe, over this amazing miracle, that they are experiencing…
Brianna will NOT let go of her!
Dakota and Cleo are crying, as they hug family and friends, and keep Eli, Renee, DJ and the others close, with arms around them, making sure they are welcomed by the others, who are so happy, they don't mind hugging complete strangers!
The entire group is now forming a group hug, in the shape of a giant ball, right there in the middle of that field…
The song winds down (musicians humming "Hallelujah"), as the family "ball shaped" hug continues to grow, and Joshua can be seen (on the outside of it), excited and sharing a leaping high-five, followed with a fist pump. Blake (also on outside of ball shaped hug), with a joyous high-five and hug, as this family/group, has lifted the dark cloud that once hung over them, and replaced it with the excitement and encouragement, of a future, full of hope…
Song ends, scene dissolves…
BONUS SCENE (season 3)
EXT. SNOWY FIELD – DAY (evening)
POV travels over the snowy field, and the single set of human (living human) foot tracks…
It comes to a spot where the tracks end, and there is a person sized shape in the snow…
Leading away from the person sized shape, is a different set of tracks, the type that look more like a huff, than a person…
It's been over a year, since my return, to the
POV traveling over the huff foot tracks, out of the field, and into the dark woods…
Much has happened, and much hasn't…but one
thing has emerged, and created an even bigger
buzz, than it already had…
With snow falling, and POV deeper into the woods, evening has turned to night…
These woods, this coast range, Beaverton, the mountains,
the city…people are surviving everywhere, some in large
groups, with walls to hide behind…
POV is dark, but a huff can be seen, struggling through the snow, and trying to continue, toward the distant noise, or chant, of some kind…
Whoever they are, wherever they are, they're all aware,
of one thing, of one person, whose name has echoed
throughout the entire area…
That distant noise, is indeed a chant, becoming more and more clear, as POV moves toward it, into the darkness, that dissolves to black…
Chant dims in volume until it becomes silent.
GROVER! GROVER! GROVER! GROVER! GROVER!