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Season 1, Episode 6 (season finale)
Sound of multiple people, breathing hard...
EXT. GRASSY AREA - DAY
Close-up feet (four pairs), running (on grass)...
Sound of sirens can now be heard.
POV Zane (flashback) and three high school freshmen, jogging off patch of grass and onto sidewalk, past a 7-11 (people in background).
POV cuts to St. Johns bridge, panning down below, where Zane and students jog down steep hill, toward river...
Time to push it! Last one to the end of the dock, gets thrown in!
All of them really burning hard, as they speed up, racing toward dock. Zane first one onto dock, as others follow. Zane turns corner of dock, and speeding, toward the end. The students all hit the corner, and almost lose balance, going into river, with laughter as they regain their balance, and race to end, where Zane waits with a laugh of his own...
Alright, alright, take a knee.
Students all taking a knee, while catching their breath...
Got my future varsity ace (Travis), my catcher (Eric) and my best hitter
(Nate). Little league days are behind you, and high school ball begins
next Spring. You guys have four years together, to do something special,
something you'll remember and take with you, the rest of your lives.
You guys can just go half ass, and enjoy the ride...or you can take that
ass, and absolutely work it to death. Not just your own ass, but the ass of
every teammate you have, over those years, older or younger. Especially
the younger. On and off the field. Become a family, a family with goals.
A family that achieves those goals, and gets every damn thing they can,
out of these next four years. (staring them all in the eyes) I'm almost certain
I can count on each one of you, not to let me down. I will be here to help,
as much as I can. (his phone begins ringing) But it's your game...
Those guys rising and heading off dock, as Zane answers phone.
Man, that makes me want to get on the field, right now!
Play ball, baby!
(speaking on phone)
Hey, cousin... Hello?
Zane looking at his phone, seeing that "call ended". He begins walking off dock. He looks ahead at students.
Um...why are you guys walking? (they begin jogging) I'm walking for
20 more seconds, and don't expect you guys to let me catch up with
you, before we get back to the school.
Pizza on you, if ya don't!
Deal! And 6am jog tomorrow morning, if I do!
Students begin running! Zane waits several more seconds, before taking off after them. He runs off dock, as someone reaches out grabbing him, from bushes. He stops (freaked out). The person begins laughing...
Miles! Is that why you hung up on me!?
I saw an opportunity and had to take it, cousin.
Thought you were going to meet me at the school?
Got here early and (cutoff)
Miles attacked from behind, as Zane begins pounding some guy in the face (soaking wet, like he just walked out of the river), who just took a small piece of flesh (with his mouth), from Miles' arm. Zane continues to punch him, and finally shoving him down (as the punching doesn't faze him much).
What the hell is the matter with you?!
Guy keeps coming, as Zane again pushes him back, and down, and this time taking Miles, and running off. The students come running to their aid.
Where's your car?!
Miles pointing across the field, as Zane guides him that way, with a look back at huff, who is following. He looks to students, as they arrive.
What the hell happened?
That tweaker bit a chunk right off his arm! (students aggressively
going after "tweaker") No don't! He's jacked up on something! (a
grimace/shake of head, as they go anyhow) Don't let him bite you!
Zane turning back toward car, and running alongside, Miles. He looks at all the blood from the injury. He looks back at the students, pounding on the huff. He turns back ahead, as they arrive at the car, when Eric begins screaming, like he's dying. They turn to look, and are shocked by what they see...
Their POV, of both Nate and Travis, running in terror, as Eric is being eaten alive. Zane instantly runs toward him. Then he stops, realizing it's far too late. He looks back at Miles. Nate and Travis catch up, with shock in their faces, as they run right past Zane, for the car. Zane follows after them, but with continued looks of shock, back toward Eric.
He arrives at the car, climbing in, still looking back at Eric, as the others plead for him to get in, which he does, and peels away…
Shots of all the chaos in the city, on day 1 of the "zombie" apocalypse, followed by bumper to bumper traffic on the highways, and tons of angry/nervous people honking or trying to pull off the road. Shot of Mt. Hood, followed by shots of a huge tree house overlooking a lake, which dissolves into the Columbia River and traveling down it, through a huge forest fire, and then to the Bonneville Dam. POV continues down the river, past the Glen Jackson bridge, flowing by tons of houseboats where the dead are falling into the river, after whoever is drifting by. POV of the Willamette River as it goes under the St. Johns bridge, and up into the hills of Portland. It travels over them, and into the Beaverton area, crossing over the top of the Nike World Headquarters, and keeps traveling over farmlands, and into the coast range, finding the Glenwood Market, and a large camp with log walls, across the creek and behind the store. POV speeds over the Tillamook Forest, highway 26, and a bunch of other land, before coming to the Columbia River, traveling west, and under the Megler bridge, into the ocean. It continues along the shoreline, past Astoria, the Haystack Rock of Cannon Beach, coming to a pair of Jetties, and through them, up into the nearby hills, and over a large camp in the hills, protected by a large log wall. POV travels back down to the shoreline, and over a huge hotel, with a shot of the Twin Rocks in the ocean. POV travels by the bay of Tillamook, and along highway 6, back into the coast range, until leaving the road, back into the Tillamook Forest, until coming to a very large compound, hidden away by all the brush and mountain-side, as opening credits roll…
Sound of baby crying...
EXT. CAMPFIRE - NIGHT
POV panning from the dark, to a burning campfire, then back to some people standing in front of it. Annoyed, they look back toward the tent, with the crying baby. Something snaps in the woods, behind them, as they all quickly turn. One of them instantly bitten in neck, screaming, and bleeding all over.
Others go scattering away. There are several tents and cars, including a camper. Huffs are coming from every angle. Another person is attacked and bitten. A group of people hop into a camper (just as it's swarmed with huffs), as one guy drives off with it, before stopping (waiting), once free from huffs...
A guy (one from campfire, Tony) runs toward a car (with woman from campfire, Maria). Maria glances toward tent, with crying baby.
(still running toward car)
What about Adriana and her baby?
We don't have time! They're the reason this keeps happening!
They both make it to the car, where another guy is waiting, with engine running. Baby's mother is heard screaming. Baby keeps crying. Car takes off, as mother stops screaming. Baby still crying. Baby suddenly stops crying, as both camper and car are leaving the area...
EXT. PRIVATE ROAD - NIGHT
Car and camper driving along road, with nothing but woods. They come to a cabin, with a tree house in the background (visible, due to headlights). Both vehicles park. Everyone slowly gets out, looking all around. They begin approaching cabin.
One of them (Sergio, 35-40) walks toward cabin, while staring back toward tree house. He stops...begins approaching tree house. He eventually comes to hear huffs, who are trapped in the pit. He slows down, being very cautious. He keeps peeking up at tree house. He stops, and signals Tony over. Tony shines light on him, then tree house. He arrives, as they both come to pit, shining light on huffs. They look at each other, then shine light at tree house.
(speaking to anyone who might be up there)
We're not here to hurt anyone. We're just trying to survive. If no one
is up there, or in that cabin...well, we're going to take it. If you are up
there...we'll leave...if that's what you want us to do...but we could
really use some help.
DEAD! Two of them!
Other guy running toward cabin. Sergio looks up at tree house, one last time, before jogging toward cabin.
Three of the people along with three young children, run toward/into cabin. A woman and child rush toward/into the camper. Sergio speeding up. More and more huffs flooding the area. Tony stops (looking at all the approaching huffs), he goes for the camper, and Sergio follows. They climb inside just in time, as camper is flooded and surrounded by huffs...
INT. TREE HOUSE (girls room) - NIGHT
Everyone staring at Amy, as Rhett helps her quietly lay down. Scott peeks outside.
Did your water break?
Amy shaking her head.
I imagine it will soon.
They're going to hear her.
They'll be dead or gone, soon. That army of huffs, had to have heard
them arrive. They're going to be on them any moment.
One of them is coming!
They all do their best to keep quiet. Sam holding Bailey. Rhett comforting Amy. Scott stops peaking outward. They all just listen...
We're not here to hurt anyone. We're just trying to survive. If no one
is up there, or in that cabin...well, we're going to take it. If you are up
there...we'll leave...if that's what you want us to do...but we could
really use some help.
Amy a look at Rhett, he shakes his head. Greg standing, about to call out.
DEAD! Two of them!
Greg peeks out, as does Scott and Rhett.
Eli now peeking out, as Sam does the same...
They all just watch...
Their POV of huffs, surrounding the camper, just as Sergio jumps inside. At the cabin, someone is caught and killed by huffs, as others inside close door. Dozens of huffs working toward getting inside cabin. Dozens of other huffs, continue to surround the camper, as dozens more continue to arrive.
POV cuts to everyone in tree house, watching. Then speaking quietly...
Damn it...we're going to have to do something.
What do you mean?
I was hoping they'd all drive off. Now we have a god damn mess,
down there. (looking at Amy) We have to get her in the cabin,
where she won't be heard.
The dead get in there first, (shaking head) it's going to be ugly.
So, what do we do?
Lead them away. (Greg nodding)
And how exactly do we do that?
One of us has to get their attention...and lead them away.
Amy shaking head.
He's right. We have to help them...in order to help ourselves.
Having them here could even be a good thing. I didn't see any guns.
I think we can trust them.
I don't care if one of them is a freaking doctor! I know it's Rhett, who's
going to have to go risk his life, while his baby is being born, so excuse
me, if I believe they need to help themselves, right now!
Rhett coming in close to her...
Greg's ankle isn't ready for that. (looking at Scott, with a smile)
Your dad is too old. I got this. (kissing her, then looking in her eyes)
This will not be the last time you see me...
Rhett rises, Greg hands him a flashlight and another gun. Then shakes his hand...
Try not to fire, once on your way back. Don't want them turning
Rhett a smile at Amy, as he leaves the room.
I got this...
A woman, her young boy, Tony and Sergio, inside camper.
We're screwed! They might not get in, but they ain't going anywhere.
I think they got Roberta.
(peeking out toward cabin)
We may be safe in here, but they're going to make it inside that cabin.
(peeking out toward tree house)
There's a ladder coming down at that tree house! (Sergio coming to
look) Someone's coming down!... What's he doing?
POV cuts to Rhett, jumping down off ladder. He looks all around, then down at the remains/bones, of Jax. He then looks toward the crowd/commotion, and takes a deep breath...
HEY! Come and get it, you hungry bastards!
POV cuts to Amy, dreadfully shutting her eyes.
Cut to two men, one woman, two young boys and one young girl, inside cabin. Some of them peeking out toward Rhett, as huffs begin heading his direction.
Cut to Rhett, waving his arms around and shining his light.
That's right. Right this way!
Rhett shines his light all around, and back in brush, checking for other possible huffs. He then begins leaving the tree house area, and going past brush and around corner.
I love you, Amy!
Rhett disappears, as over a hundred huffs go his direction.
POV cuts to Eli, watching from above, along with Greg and Sam. Scott works to keep Amy comfortable.
We have to get her inside, asap.
Plan's working perfectly. Once they clear out, we'll get her there...
and meet our new friends...
Last huffs leaving the area.
POV of the area, coming from those peeking out of cabin.
Are the monsters gone, Papa?
POV Papa at window.
They are, and we'll stay inside where it's safe, so they don't come back.
POV cuts inside of camper, where both Sergio and Tony look out toward tree house.
We should get the others, and get out of here, while we can.
Why? Those people are survivors.
Survivors, who might survive by killing whoever gets in their way.
They why would they help us, like they just did?
To help themselves. They don't want the dead here, any more than
they probably want us here.
If they were dangerous, we'd already know. They were up there hiding
from us, worried we were the threat.
He's right. We should stay here.
POV cuts into tree house, where Scott and Sam work to comfort Amy (looking more and more uncomfortable). Greg and Eli are looking out and around...
Pretty quiet now...
We have to be patient. Just moving her could cause labor pains,
that she can't control.
Any movement from our guests?
No. Thank god they're not idiots... I'm thinking it might be time to
quietly go introduce myself.
I'll be fine. (looking around) Anyone have a white shirt I can use, as
a flag of peace?
(going to her things)
Sam finding and handing white shirt to Greg, as he grabs an extra gun...
POV cuts inside camper, where Sergio and Tony continue looking out and around...
Here we go.
His POV of Greg, climbing down ladder, holding and waving a white "flag", as he begins slowly approaching...
You see that? What'd I tell you?
He's waving a white flag.
Could be a trick.
You're right, let's just shoot him dead. Oh yeah, we don't even have
any ammunition, do we? Stop being so paranoid, these are good
people. With any luck, they won't ask us to leave.
POV Greg, still waving "flag", as he suddenly comes to a complete stop. He looks out past the camper, before turning and racing back toward tree house.
POV inside camper.
He's running back. (moving to look out other window) Something
POV Greg, arriving at ladder, and flying right up it.
POV inside camper, as headlights shine through.
Cut to Greg, hopping off ladder, and pulling it up.
They can all see headlights coming through tree house, as Sam becomes excited.
Zane! It has to be! (looking at Greg) Don't you think?
I sure hope so, kiddo...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK (day 1)
INT. CAR - DAY
Zane speeding along, in Mile's car. He comes to a dramatic stop, near emergency entrance. Just before climbing out of car, both he and Miles receive texts messages. Zane checks his, then stares at Miles, who is looking down at his, before returning the stare from Zane.
This has to be connected. (already dialing someone) That guy bites you,
before biting Eric's face off, and now we get triple sixes!
Zane waiting for an answer, while Nate and Travis share a look.
Zane looking at phone.
POV phone "incoming call, Aunt Scout". Zane answers.
Scout, what's happening?!
INT. COMPOUND OFFICE - DAY
Scout (Zane's aunt, Fish's sister), on phone next to Dakota (Zane's sister, also on phone), with sound of others in room, all busy on phones with friends and family.
Dad told me to call you. He got your call, but is on with your uncle
Mason. Are you okay?
INTERCUT with Zane's car.
I'm fine, but Miles is hurt. Some guy bit a small chunk right off his arm,
before practically eating the face off, one of my ballplayers.
He was bitten?
Everyone else in room stops talking. Grandpa Sam considers grabbing phone from Scout, but gives a look to Leo (Zane's father), who takes phone instead. (handing his phone to Scout)
How bad is he?
He'll live, but it's nasty and needs medical attention, asap. I'm at the
No! No hospital! Bring him straight here. The infected are biting and
killing people. Every indication has the hospitals as ground zero. We
don't know much, but have heard rumors of authorities, not only
shutting them down, but locking everyone inside, infected or not.
(looking at Miles/injury, speaking into phone)
Miles looking at him.
Just get him here, now!
Where's my dad?
Where's Hunter? Doesn't he want to speak to Miles?
He's busy! We're all busy! He'll call when he can. Just get here!
(into phone, while looking toward backseat)
I have a couple of my kids, I have to run home first.
Bring them here! Or leave them there! Jesus Christ, Zane. Just get
your cousin here.
These are my kids! They have families! I'm not just dumping them
on the side of the road, or at ground zero, as you're referring it as!
(now on other end of phone, into phone)
Zane, it's Scout. Your dad's on with Mason.
Of course he is (Zane listening for a second)... What?! What do you
mean someone stole the helicopter? What the hell is going on there?!
It wasn't here, it was at the SSH. Your step mom, Troy (Zane's brother),
Angela (brother's wife), Kate (Zane's sister) and Jagger (Zane's brother),
are all there. Dad sent the bird to pick them up. We're not sure what
happened yet, your dad's about to call them back.
Are they okay?
We have no reason to believe they're not.
This is a god damn nightmare. Why isn't my dad already on his
He's meeting Mason here in a minute, and they'll go get em' all.
(she pauses) and Zane, we haven't heard from Fish, yet.
It's only been a few minutes since you sent the text.
Yeah, but I tried his phone the moment Dad decided to send out
the code. I tried Samantha too, no luck.
They're at the cabin, so maybe they're hiking out of range or something.
I hope so.
Let's worry about those we know are in trouble, first. (about to hang up)
But Scout, call me the moment you do hear from them. Alright...I love
you too, see you soon.
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
INT. TREE HOUSE - NIGHT
Sam anxiously peeking out window (next to Greg) as multiple vehicles pull up behind camper (out of their view).
I can't tell. Is it them?
I can't tell, yet. But keep down, until we know for sure.
Both Scott and Amy with hopeful expressions, as they wait. Eli ducking down from window.
They have guns!
Greg moving to Eli's window.
They would definitely have guns!
Greg ducking down all the way.
It's not them.
Amy disappointed, Sam instantly devastated.
What?! Are you sure? How do you know?
Sam moving to Greg, who keeps her low.
It's just not. I saw at least one person, I didn't recognize.
They could have brought others, or maybe (cutoff)
(shaking head and hushing her)
They'd be calling for us, by now.
EXT. WOODS - NIGHT
Rhett slowing down, and turning to walk backward, as he waits for huffs to catch up a bit.
Come on, you guys are killing me; I wanted to be back by now.
Rhett waving his arms around, making sure he has all of their attention. He almost trips, while taking a peek behind him.
Must be over a hundred of you ugly sob's, yet it's the one off hiding in the
damn brush, that I'm worried about.
Suddenly, multiple gunshots begin going off (toward cabin), as Rhett freezes a moment, before huffs force him to continue backward.
Rhett begins running ahead, full speed. He runs right into brush, and getting through it (to other side), as quickly as possible. He fires his gun forward, then turns and races off the other direction. He stops and hides in some brush, as huffs march forward. He grows impatient, and begins creeping through brush. He ends up making too much noise, and attracts some huffs. Eventually they all change course.
Rhett runs out of brush (allowing them to see him), and racing back in direction he wishes them to go. He continues running a ways. He again finds brush to run through. Again, he fires gun, in direction he wants huffs to continue traveling. He then turns and runs off other direction.
He stops in brush, this time fatigued and willing to be more patient... But now more gunshots begin being fired. Many more. And once again, the huffs all turn around. Rhett looks toward the direction of the gunshots, then to the huffs, now heading that way. He becomes extremely frustrated, and simply walks out of brush, yelling at huffs.
(waving hands around)
JESUS GOD DAMN CHRIST! ALL I WANNA DO IS GET TO MY WIFE,
WHO MIGHT BE SHOT DEAD, BUT I HAVE TO KEEP PLAYING THIS
PIECE OF SHIT GAME, WITH YOU DAMN DEAD PEOPLE!
Rhett again leading the herd away...
EXT. CABIN AREA - NIGHT
Two dead men (both guys who were trapped inside cabin, with the woman and kids), one lying on porch steps, the other on ground, in front of porch. Army soldiers coming out front door, with the woman and children (crying/freaking out) and walking them off porch, where the apparent "head" soldier, pulls out a pistol.
(speaking to his men, who brought them out)
Thank you for not messing up our new living quarters.
He instantly shoots the woman dead, followed with the children. One of the soldiers watches, as the last child to be killed, has the most time to react to the death of her mother, and two brothers. He watches in slow motion, as her scared, horrific expression disappears, by sudden death, and she drops to the ground...
The soldier watching, can't move. He just stares at her lifeless body, and family. His Colonel takes notice, but has no time to react, as suddenly Sergio and Toby go rushing from the camper, to the truck. The soldiers open fire...
Tony goes down, before reaching passenger side. Sergio hops inside driver's seat, starting engine. He's taking serious fire. He starts driving a few yards, before shot dead. The soldiers (over thirty of them) rush the camper, pulling out the woman and her child (both bawling). They take them to the porch area, with all the other bodies. The Colonel gleams at the empathetic soldier.
Private Adams...relieve these civilians of their future suffering, and
give them peace.
We don't have to do this colonel! We're supposed to help civilians.
And how do we do that?! We take care of them? We run a damn
daycare center, up here on a mountain where we can't even take care
of our own. How many children have we already watched dying, or
watching their parents die?! How many have we watched eaten alive?!
Our own kids back home, going through the same damn thing. It's over
for them! It's over for everyone! Only the strong survive, and only they
have the chance to be a part of whatever kind of sick world this is!
The mother and her child, bawling uncontrollably. The Colonel looks at them.
POV cuts to Sam and Amy, completely (but quietly) bawling in tree house...
Cut to Woman and child...
The worst thing we have done for this mother and child, is to have
prolonged their ending. Debating what we've already talked about
and agreed upon, has only furthered their nightmare.
Private Adams walks right over to them, fires at child first, then the mother.
POV cuts to Rhett, as again, at least half of the huffs are turning around, after hearing gunfire. Rhett closes his eyes, a moment. Opens and begins jogging around huffs, getting out in front of the ones who turned back toward cabin. He runs toward cabin...
Cut to soldiers in silence, looking over dead mother and child. Colonel Ballard walks up to Private Adams.
We're not bad guys, Private Adams. I want to cheer and applaud your
bravery, in what you just did, but out of respect of the situation, you'll
have to settle for a pat on the back.
Colonel patting him over the back, and walking away. Some soldiers begin moving the bodies, while others scout the area. Colonel Ballard heads toward porch, walking up it, and into cabin...
Colonel Ballard coming back outside. He looks over toward tree house area (darkness had been keeping tree house from their attention), where soldiers shine flash lights...
POV cuts to Greg, handing Scott another gun. He hands Eli another, and then one for Sam. All of them looking scared for their lives, as the flashlights shine through the tree house windows, and deck...
Cut to colonel Ballard arriving at pit, with huffs inside (flashlights on huffs).
What has been going on, here? (looking over the huffs)
A soldier flashes a light on tree house, as Colonel Ballard looks up.
Now what kind of fancy five-star vacation rental, do we have up there?
Ballard walking over closer to it. Soldiers cautiously aiming guns up at it.
(speaking to anyone inside tree house)
I know what you're thinking, up there. That crazy guy down there just
killed innocent children. But they're dead already, they wouldn't
survive. A bullet beats the flesh tearing teeth of the dead, any day.
By the looks of your pit trap thing, over there, I'd have to think I'm
speaking to a bunch of survivors. If that's the case...well, then we have
room for that. The world has room for that.
Suddenly Amy is heard screaming out, in terrible pain, as her contractions get the best of her.
Are you shitting me, up there? You're bringing a poor innocent child into
this mess?! And you probably think I'm the bad guy, huh? (walking toward
one of his men, muttering to himself) No wonder the world did this to itself.
(now talking to his man) We can't have that selfish woman up there
screaming, for the next day or so, attracting every dead piece of shit around.
Hate to waste a grenade, but could I please get you to fetch me one?
Yes sir. (heading off)
Sudden gunfire from the tree house kills one soldier, and sends Ballard and the others ducking for cover, and returning fire. Rhett comes running around corner, screaming.
HELP! HELP! THE DEAD ARE COMING! THOUSANDS OF THEM!
Rhett running like a mad man, toward the cabin (most soldiers at the tree house). Gunfire has stopped. Ballard and his men aim toward Rhett, but hold off, at the sound the herd. They stare toward corner, as huffs come around it, flooding the area.
Soldiers open fire on them, and retreat back toward their vehicles. The soldier with the grenade comes rushing to Ballard, handing it to him. He tosses it at the herd, and runs off. The grenade explodes, as his men continue toward vehicles, climb inside and retreat...
Greg peeking out, as they retreat. Amy begins fighting a major contraction, as Scott does his best to aid her from screaming out. Somehow, she contains herself enough to prevent blurting out. Greg, Sam and Eli, watch, as the huffs walk through the area below...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK (day 1)
INT. CAR - DAY
Zane's POV, as he rounds corner of road (plenty of traffic). He comes to see what looks like a baby/toddler, practically in the street (scared and crying). Without thought, he makes a dramatic turn, right up into driveway, and quickly getting out of car, to retrieve the child. He runs right over, picking her up, and looking right into her face (looks about three).
Where's your parents, sweetheart? Why are you out here, alone?
Child trying to speak, but stuttering...
Gama... Gama hurt... Gama hurt Mama.
Zane looking toward open door of house, in front of him. Both Travis and Nate arriving at his side.
You guys are both like, what, half mile from here?
Both guys nodding.
Yeah, we can get there from here. Get your brother to your doctor.
Travis and Nate taking off, down sidewalk.
Trav? (Travis/Nate holding up) I know you're going to go for your
girlfriend, too. If you can get her family to join you, bring them, and
yours along. But, both of you act fast, roads are going to be crazy, in
Both boys running on, as Zane takes toddler to Mile's side, who immediately gives the girl a smile.
I got it, go ahead. Just be quick, cousin.
Toddler looks scared of Mile's injury. Zane already creeping through front door. He cautiously moves through front room, spotting open door to bedroom. He just as cautiously enters that room, coming to see what looked like an empty hospital bed, and what looked like hospice care. He moves back out of room, and toward swinging door, to another room. As he approaches, he can hear something behind that door. He carefully swings it open, to the sight of dead grandma, on floor, eating body of the toddler's mother.
What the hell kind of disease makes a person do that!?
Huff turns, rises, and goes toward Zane, who can't help watching her, studying her face...
Are you even alive?
He finally is forced to turn and head away, running through front room, and out door. He quickly runs to the girl, buckling her seatbelt.
You're okay, sweetie, I promise. (quickly kisses her forehead)
Huff comes out of front door, as Miles looks on is shock. Zane hopping in driver's seat, and quickly backing out into the road. Huff still coming for him, as he peels away. Huff goes for person on bike, who quickly speeds up.
Zane's POV, through rearview mirror, of huff going into road, barely missed by one car, before nailed by another, yet rising, as more cars collide around her...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME - NIGHT
INT./EXT. TREE HOUSE - NIGHT
Amy fighting hard to hold back her contraction pains (looks to be losing the battle).
POV cuts to tail end of huff herd, around parking area, heading away. They can hear Amy's burst of laboring pain, from the tree house, and instantly turn, changing course toward the continuing screams...
Cut to Greg, leaving area (where he'd been watching huff herd) and heading into girl's room, where Amy finishes her contraction.
Well...We know Rhett is doing fine, and saved our lives already, so
I guess he'll just have to do it again. (looking at Amy, with a smile)
That is some husband you have, there.
Eli nervously looking out window. Sam joins him.
Their POV, of huffs heading toward them. They watch as they begin to arrive. A few of them fall into pit. The rest come to base of tree, somewhat glancing up at tree house, but with no more noise, or way up, they simply linger around.
If we're quiet, they'll just leave on their own...like my dad kept doing.
Greg a sad look at Sam...
Kept? (a pause) What made him keep coming back?
Sam speechless, she looks back out window, down at huffs. Greg walks over to her.
It's okay, Samantha...I can't imagine what that must have been like, for
you. If I'd been your age, when I saw my dad...(shake of the head) I
doubt I could have been as strong as you. (a look to Amy) And most
definitely not as strong as a woman in labor, without meds or a
doctor! (winking at her)
POV huffs still lingering below.
Cut to Rhett, creeping out of woods, over by cabin. He carefully finds a secure spot, to look toward tree house. He watches, as the herd just sort of paces around, below and all around the tree house. Some of them continue to drop into pit. Rhett moves in a little closer, then comes to a complete stop, staring down and over in front of him a ways.
His POV of the dead children and women. He takes a step back, followed by a deep breath. Suddenly, he is attacked by a huff (from behind). He falls to ground, moving and kicking around, trying to avoid being bitten.
POV cuts to a few other huffs, from the herd, hearing the commotion of Rhett, and turning toward it.
Cut to Rhett, now to his feet and jabbing huff, in head. He just looks at it a moment, before taking notice of several huffs, heading his direction. He ponders his next move, a moment, before simply walking forward, out into the open.
I LOVE YOU AMY! I WANT YOU TO KNOW I'M OKAY, OUT HERE. THE
COMPANY KINDA SUCKS, BUT IT ONLY GIVES ME MORE TIME TO
THINK ABOUT HOLDING YOU, AND HOLDING OUR BABY! (waving
hands all around) COME ON YOU UGLY IDIOTS! COME AND GET IT!
POV cuts to Greg, Eli and Sam, all looking out, as the huffs go Rhett's direction. Amy extremely emotional and relieved, weeping like a baby...
Cut to Rhett, going into the trees, slowly, as huffs follow...
Cut to Sam, watching from tree house...
Eli nodding, with a proud smile.
Yeah, he is...
EXT. LAKE TRAILS - NIGHT
Rhett exhausted, as he jogs along the trail (moonlight reflecting off lake). He can hear something, and comes to a sudden stop. He listens, then walks further, before going off trail, toward sound of vehicles, pulling into somewhere close by.
POV cuts to him in brush, coming to a stop, as he gets as close as he can, to the sound of people loading weapons and readying themselves for battle. His POV of soldiers using flashlights, before shutting them all off, and walking trail, toward lake. Rhett carefully follows...
Remember, don't fire your weapons unless you absolutely need to. We
don't want that herd, of dead walkers coming back.
(next to Ballard)
This really worth the hassle?
I don't know, is there a hotel, somewhere around, to check
in to? Look around…surviving is a hassle. Every day we have
left, will be a hassle.
Agreed, sir. I'm just worried about where those temperatures
will be getting, a month from now.
We've already decided the mountain is where we want to
make our stand. Winter weather will be a "hassle", regardless
of where we reside. We can add on, to that tree house,
insulate the hell out of it, and survive here more so that any
other suggestions, I've yet to hear come from your mouth.
The soldier walks on, in silence…
POV Rhett, cautiously following…
EXT./INT. WOODS - NIGHT
Huffs coming out of brush (sound of Amy screaming in pain), past cabin, and toward tree house...
POV cuts to Amy screaming, with Scott holding her hand.
This is going to go on all night. That baby is just going to have to come
into the world from up here. We might as well ignore what's going on
down there, and deal with it once we can.
(speaking through her pain/screaming)
What ABOUT RHETT? (screaming in pain)
Like Sam said, he's becoming a legend. He'll find his way back, up here.
Amy coming to end of her contraction, and regaining composure...
He better. He needs to deliver his baby...
So...tell me how you and the legend, met.
Amy an instant laugh (through her deep breathing). Eli a smile.
If you're trying to get the current situation, off my mind, you've
picked yourself a winner.
I can't believe we haven't told them this story, already.
Let's hear it.
Amy smiling, some deep breathing, and some giggling at the memory.
It was my first year at college. I was on campus studying, under
the sun. It was hard to focus, due to some shirtless guy, tossing
a football with his friend.
Rhett, still hates that part of the story.
Anyhow, I suddenly notice their football coming right at me. I'm
not a girlie girl, I was going to catch that ball! But out of nowhere,
some other cute guy, slaps the ball away.
Nope. Rhett was the friend tossing with the shirtless guy.
Ha! So, Rhett's not even on your radar, yet?
Funny that you use that word. Because after Rhett had came over
to get his ball back, the new cute guy asks me how good my gaydar
is. He wanted to know if I thought Rhett was flirting with him.
Sam and Eli, laughing.
So, Rhett was on the new guy's radar!
More laughs, as Greg peeks out window.
His POV of huff herd, based at bottom of tree, some reaching upward, others lingering around.
So, then what happened?
Greg walking away from window.
(with a laugh)
I told him I had no idea, which was a mistake, because then he somehow
charmed me into going over and speaking to Rhett, on his behalf.
No way! Your first conversation with Rhett, was you trying to set him up
with another dude? (Sam and Eli, laughing) And he married you anyhow?
Just wait, it gets better.
He seemed pretty embarrassed, at first. I know I was! I couldn't believe I
actually asked him. But Rollyn, that was his name, was sweet. I guess I
wanted to be helpful.
So, then what?
I gave Rollyn the bad news. Then before I knew it, Rhett had come back
over. He told Rollyn he had a gay friend, who wanted to meet new people.
He promised to introduce them, but only if I agreed to go out with him.
So, that's why you settled for Rhett!
Actually...There's a twist. (Greg and Sam, intrigued) After I left, I just
couldn't shake the idea that I'd been scammed. So I walked back over,
and peeked around the corner. Sure enough, there they were, switching
roles. Rhett was now sitting down where Rollyn had been, and Rollyn
was now tossing the ball with the shirtless guy.
The one who got away. (Amy a smile)
Along came a pretty girl, who almost got bombed by their football, until
Rhett smacked it away. (Greg's eyes wide)
Gaydar...is what they called that evil scam of theirs.
You have to be kidding me?! You guys really met that way?
(Amy nodding) And you fell for, and married him anyhow?
I did. I gave him credit for being creative. Of course, years later I
discovered he got the idea online. I guess some couple back in the
90's, got married after meeting the same way.
Double scam. Tricks you into a date, then takes credit for the
brilliance of that trick...wow.
Greg moving to window, looking out.
POV cuts down to huffs, lingering.
POV travels through, and around the herd. About half of them appear to be kids (of all ages).
POV through binoculars, of the herd…
A voice comes from person holding binoculars.
I'd say there's over a hundred, half of them children.
POV soldier (in brush) looking through binoculars. Colonel Ballard next to him.
Dead children with teeth, are just as dangerous as dead adults.
Where'd they all come from?
People evacuating the city. Bunch of them probably tried to hold
up together, somewhere.
But how'd they all become...
The walking dead? Who knows. Probably something like what we
saw at that grocery store. World's a twisted nightmare, right now.
(nodding toward herd) And as bad as it is up here, just imagine
what it'll be like for the others, who went back to the city, for their
Suddenly, Amy is heard screaming, through a contraction. Huffs all gathering back toward base of tree house.
Alright, time to put that selfish pregnant woman and her unborn baby,
out of their misery. Private Balaski?
Just like we talked about. Wait till you get in front of them, before
getting their attention.
Private Balaski runs off, down toward lake, and along the shoreline. He is unnoticed by the huffs, as their attention is with the sound of Amy, in pain. Suddenly a gunshot is fired, as private Balaski is hit in the gut, and goes down.
POV cuts to Greg walking away from Amy, toward window.
Cut to Colonel Ballard.
What the shit?! Where'd that shot come from!?
Greg's POV of huffs, now all going for the wounded soldier.
There's a soldier down there... Who I'm guessing, Rhett just shot.
You're sure it's not Rhett?
It's not him. But where the hell did that soldier come from?
Greg watching, as private Balaski tries to get away, but is overtaken by the herd. He screams, as he is eaten alive. Amy closing her eyes...
Where did he shoot him from?
That's what I'm trying to figure out.
POV cuts to Colonel Ballard.
I want a perimeter around that herd, with a man in the brush every
twenty yards, from each other. Find me that shooter!
EXT. BRUSH - NIGHT
Soldier (aiming gun ahead), creeping into brush, while looking all around. He establishes a view of the huff herd (lingering around remains of private Balaski).
No sign of him.
I really wanted that sob dead, but scaring him off works, too.
Alright Seager, you're up.
Private Duncan looks toward Cabin, where private Seager comes out of brush. Once completely visible, he begins waving his arms around, and yelling at the huffs.
COME AND GET IT! I'm right here! Fresh meat!
POV cuts to Greg rushing to window, looking out toward private Seager.
Is that Rhett?
No, it's one of them.
What he is doing?
They're going to clear them out, so that can make a move on us.
Greg grabbing guns, handing Scott a couple. Sam looking scared/nervous. Eli readying his gun.
POV cuts to private Seager, leading huff herd, around corner of cabin. Suddenly, a shot is fired, as Greg rushes back to window!
Cut to colonel Ballard speaking into radio.
(off-screen, over radio)
He's down sir. He was hit.
Colonel Ballard closing eyes, then speaking into radio.
Find the shooter! He's either in that cabin, or in your laps! Find him!
POV cuts to soldiers hustling from brush to brush, looking for shooter...
Cut to girls room.
Did Rhett get him?
What is he doing, out there?!
Living up to his status, as a legend.
Or getting himself killed!
I know you're worried, but he's absolutely saving our lives, right now.
There's too many of them!
Does he have some kind of training, I don't know about? I can't figure
out how he's doing this.
He's always been a good shot, but no, no training, or military
He's fired twice, and hit both his targets, from god knows how far
away... He's got to have them worried.
POV cuts to Colonel Ballard.
He's not here...
Colonel Ballard shaking his head, pondering his next move...
He's got to be in the cabin. Johnson, Crews, Pike; lead the dead
walkers away, now. Rest of you ambush the cabin, once you can.
POV cuts to Johnson, Crews and Pike, coming out of brush, grabbing the huffs attention. They begin leading them away.
Cut to Greg, Sam and Eli, carefully watching from window, as huffs begin disappearing, around the corner.
They're leading them away, again!
Greg looks at Amy, who looks back at him.
Scream, Amy. Fake another contraction. Damn, I should have thought
of that in the first place!
Amy in real pain.
Don't have to fake it!
Amy begins screaming out. Greg, Sam and Eli, look out window. Scott remains at Amy's side.
POV cuts to Colonel Ballard (sound of Amy screaming).
Our pregnant screamer is at it, again. Don't let that herd dissipate!
(shaking head, talking to himself) I can't wait to shut her up!
POV cuts to soldiers, giving it their best to keep the huffs focus. The front half of the herd, continue toward soldiers. The back half, begin turning toward Amy's screams.
POV soldier, watching from brush.
Forget about the cabin, I want everyone helping draw their attention
away, from here. The back half is already faltering. Do not let them
return to the tree house!
Several more soldiers heading out of brush, and working to keep the herd moving away. Most huffs are focused on the soldiers, but a handful (ones in back) still find themselves lured by Amy's screams. One soldier has made his way to the other side of the herd (by lake), and begins taking all focus off the tree house...
POV cuts to Greg, watching.
Shit. Umm, make noise!
Amy still screaming, as now Greg, Eli and Sam, all begin banging and making noise. Greg goes to other window (holding his gun). He has no shot at the soldiers (huffs in the way), but fires toward the soldier at the lake. He doesn't hit anything, but the gunshot brings some attention, from some huffs. It also sends the soldiers ducking/running for cover...
POV cuts to Colonel Ballard.
That shot came from the tree house. They have no shot at you from
there. Keep that herd from coming back!
POV cuts to soldiers, again doing their best to lead away the herd.
Cut to Greg, about to fire again, as suddenly a few shots are fired, up into tree house. He grabs both Sam and Eli, ducking them down.
Cut to huffs, going all sorts of directions, but eventually all of them become focused on the soldiers.
Cut to Greg, signaling for Sam and Eli to stay down, as he peeks out window.
Cut to soldier by lake, doing a great job of leading huffs, in direction they want them.
Cut to Colonel Ballard.
Excellent, Rodgers! You've got em; keep going!
POV cuts to Rodgers, leading huffs away.
POV huffs, coming his direction.
POV panning through huffs, before coming to one who looks just like Rhett! He appears to be dead. Bloody and moving like a huff.
He begins slowly/slyly aiming his gun (revealing he is still alive), at private Rodgers. He fires, and Rodgers goes down.
Cut to Colonel Ballard, throwing a shocked look at everyone else.
Did you see... Did that come from...one of THEM!
POV cuts to Greg at window, in shock!
Cut to other soldiers (near huffs), scattering away, into the brush.
POV huffs eating Rodgers, as Rhett slowly walks toward back of herd.
Cut to Colonel Ballard, angry and pacing.
That didn't come from the cabin! It was the dead walkers!
Everyone convene back here. Need to think this through.
Colonel Ballard pacing, as the others watch.
What do you guys find harder to believe? That the dead walkers
have learned to carry and fire guns, or that these tree people, have
somehow civilized themselves with the dead walkers?
Still pacing and thinking...
That guy who originally ran through here with them. He wasn't
running from them, he was leading them, right to us. Now he's
walking around with them, shooting at us, without being attacked,
by them. (everyone's attention, as he keeps pacing and thinking)
How's he doing it?
He's camouflaged. (Ballard smiling and pointing at soldier) Like
one of them.
I wouldn't of thought of it before, but after what we just saw, I'd
have to say it's the only thing that makes sense...right?
Soldiers nodding, and awaiting his command, as he stares outward, pondering his next move.
I want that perimeter again. I want a grenade tossed in the middle
of that herd...shoot the one that runs. No wait...I want words with
this one. Take him alive...unless he's getting away, then take that
son of a bitch down.
Soldiers leaving to form perimeter.
POV cuts to tree house, where Amy is crying and trying to speak.
What if those things...what if they realize...he's alive? They're
going to get him...I can't...I can't have my baby like this.
You can, and you will. What he's doing down there is him doing his
part. Your part is right here, getting through this. We have plenty
of guns, and will be doing our part. We're not losing this tree house,
or our chance of seeing that compound, we keep hearing so much
about. Nothing is more important to me, than meeting my grandchild,
and seeing him grow up, in a safe place.
Sam sitting on floor, next to Bailey (in carrier), and shedding a tear. Greg at window, with Eli...
DISSOLVE TO: FLASHBACK (day 1)
EXT./INT. CAR - DAY
Zane driving car (in Tillamook Forest), off of main road and onto a grassy/dirt road. He looks over at Miles, who has become feverish. He takes a look back at the toddler, who is asleep (tear dried face).
Zane driving out of tree/brush area, into an open field, where the road ahead leads right toward a wall of brush/blackberry bushes, which are practically surrounded by mountains/hills. He drives right toward it. Suddenly, the portion of the wall in front of him, begins opening (attached to a gate), and two guards rise from up top (hidden/camouflaged catwalk, next to camouflaged tree house). Inside is a road, with a sign reading "Baker Lane, surrounded by more brush/blackberry bushes, with a long corridor, leading toward an opening.
He drives forward, through about fifty yards of shady brushy area, before reaching the opening. The road is dirt, but the opening is nicely cut green grass. There are at least a couple of huge solar power grids, as well as several wind turbines. There is a park, with play equipment and a small softball field.
Off to the left, are a few more roads and what looks like a small baseball stadium. To the right, is a manmade lake and huge cabin (and several other cabins), that is attached to the underground mansion (Baker complex), that lays straight ahead...
POV goes birds eye, as Zane drives toward Baker complex. Once high enough, you can see that in between all those blackberry bushes, are fields of berries. There is a wall below the catwalk, at the front of the blackberry wall (which camouflages the entire compound, as if it's nothing but a bunch of bushes). There are trails everywhere. There are multiple camouflaged tree houses, along the wall of the compound…
The other roads, to the left, lead around the baseball stadium, where there are softball fields, tennis courts, and what looks like an entire neighborhood, of partial underground homes. There are cabins, duplexes, hiking trails, open fields, flowers, trees, creeks and even some small buildings, in what appears to look like a small city center...
The lake to the right, has a farm at the other end of it, and a bunch of woods, across from the lake of it. At the center of all this, is the Baker complex. In front, it doesn't look that big (mostly underground), but as it slopes down in the back, it becomes a paradise. Swimming pools, waterfalls, decks, trails and secret passageways. There's a building behind it, that is built in to it, and over a dozen guest houses, with yards, that lay back behind it all…
As the POV continues into birds eye, you can see a large creek, flowing right through the compound, near the backend of it. Nothing but brush, trees and mountain sides, appear to surround the entire area...
INT. BAKER COMPLEX - DAY
Zane in a hallway, on phone.
Hey Samantha, I just left your dad a message, and now getting your
voicemail too. Making me pretty nervous, kiddo. The code went out
well over an hour ago. I love you guys, and can't survive even the
idea of something being wrong... Please let me know that it's not.
Zane hangs up, as Scout and Dakota come out door, closing it. Through window on door, a doctor is seen working on Miles. Hunter and family are inside, along with Grandpa Sam.
He's infected and there's nothing we can do, is there?
Scout just looking at him, with a tear in her eye. She hugs him.
I just don't know if I even have any more tears, to shed. There're still so
many loved ones, yet to make it here. And Fish...
Dakota trying not to cry...
Yeah, I just left messages for both him and Sam. (Zane noticing her
looking worried) What is it? What haven't you told me?
We're not hearing back from Vincent or the boys, now.
It's his birthday, they were meeting Fish at the cabin, weren't they?
(Scout nodding) And not a single word from any of them?
Zane nervously pacing. Grandpa Sam comes out of room (inside everyone looks emotional). Grandpa tries to remain strong, but breaks down a bit, as Scouts moves in to hug him.
We have so much family. I just wanted to keep them all safe.
You're the reason most of us already are, Dad. Nothing you could have
done, to prevent what happened to Miles.
I know. I just need to focus right now, no time to get emotional. (looking
at Zane) I know you probably want to join your father.
Actually, with all the firepower he already has, and the fact no one has
gone for Fish yet, I believe that's the direction I should be heading.
Fish is in a safe place. US 26 is a mess, there's no way up the mountain,
right now. I don't like this situation at the hotel. I haven't been able to
reach any of them on the phone.
I say just abandon it.
Grandpa and Hunter, have been saying that all along. It's Dad who
wanted to stick to procedure. We hope he knows better, now.
Sounds about right. (looking at Grandpa) Look, I know you're worried, but you trust
my dad to get it done, right? Fish and Sam, not to mention Vincent, Greg and Mark,
are pretty crucial toward the future as well, are they not?
You tell me your plan, and I'll tell you what I think.
INT./EXT. COMPOUND EXIT - DAY
Zane, Scout and Dakota, all in a hummer, driving out gate of compound, and lugging a trailer that holds three motorcycles...
EXT. OFF ROAD - DAY
Zane, Scout and Dakota, riding motorcycles away from area they stashed and camouflaged the hummer/trailer.
EXT. BUMPER TO BUMPER HIGHWAY - DAY
Zane, Scout and Dakota, riding bikes in between cars, and off road, wherever allows for them to use the most speed. They see all sorts of different people, bored, worried, drinking, smoking, lounging, dancing, fighting, and crying, in or around their vehicles. They see news helicopters above. They see some cars honking, and trying to find a way out of the jam. Some people are just walking down the highway...
More and more people appear to be frightened or crying. More and more are walking the highway. More and more cars are becoming abandoned. More and more animals appear to be separated from their owners. Children are crying, as if they lost their parents. Majority of cars are now abandoned, as Zane pulls to side, and stops. Scout and Dakota, pulling up next to him...
Those children back there. Were they?
Both Scout and Dakota removing helmets, revealing their faces of tears. Scout bawling.
I can't stop crying, because I want to help them, but...we can't.
Zane looking away, and mumbling to himself.
There is no help...
He puts back on his helmet, and rides on. Dakota does the same. Scout takes a moment, and a deep breath, before riding on...
They see a few people, here and there. Some pleading for help. Some just sitting in their cars, crying or watching them ride by. More separated pets. Some people in trees or fields, walking along. More helicopters above. Eventually Zane stops, again. They all take off their helmets, staring ahead.
Their POV of a dead person, eating a dead dog, in the road. It looks up at them, rises, and approaching them. Blood and meat, dripping from his face. His stomach has a huge gap in it (from being eaten). It's obvious, he's not alive. Zane pulls out a gun. He rides forward, and stops. He aims, fires and hits him in the gut, to no effect. He fires again and hits him in the head, taking him down.
He just stares at him. Scout and Dakota ride up to him.
Jesus Christ, these people aren't infected, they're dead! Did you
see the hole in that person? That's not possible!
It's like the guy on the internet. He must have been dead, too.
Nothing but a head shot, seems to do the trick. (looking at them
both) Remember that...for next time.
Zane rides off. They both look at each other, then ride off...
They ride through more abandoned cars. More pets. Broken windows with blood. Blood stains in road. They continue through it all. Driving slowly at times, and faster at others.
Zane's POV (as he's slowing to a stop) of a huff, trying to get into someone's car. People are inside.
Zane just staring at the situation, as Scout and Dakota pull up next to him.
So, people die...they become like that...and they eat us...or make us
die, and become like them...
(with a tear)
Dakota looking downward. Zane shaking his head, with a look away, while thinking about Miles...
We have to help them.
We have to stop wasting ammo. Scout, give me your knife.
Scout pulls out a huge knife, handing to Zane. He rides forward, right near huff, and parking. Huff leaves car, for Zane. Zane walks right to it, without fear or hesitation, and takes it down with a jab to the head. He looks down at it, glances at the frightened family inside, and goes back to his bike. He gets on, and rides forward. Scout and Dakota look at each other, before riding on...
The family watches them ride by. They roll down their window, peeking at the dead huff...
Zane and them, don't get much further, before Scout pulls over. She rips off her helmet, and begins vomiting. Dakota has stopped, and is coming to aid Scout. Zane stops up ahead, watching. Scout takes some breaths, and drops to her knees, weeping. Dakota consoles her.
Everything's just so messed up!
Her weeping turns to anger, as she bangs her helmet against the ground, and screams. Dakota just watching. Zane just watching. Scout takes a few more breaths, and rises.
I'm okay, I'm okay. I just need to pee.
Scout takes a few deep breaths, while heading for a bush. Dakota looks around and heads for her own bush. Zane turns, looks around, and heads to his own bush, as well...
Dakota coming around corner of her bush, and back toward her bike. She can faintly hear Scout, talking on her phone. Zane comes back to his bike. Dakota hops on hers, and rides to Zane.
She's upset about Miles.
I've had dreams like this, before...nightmares...where I desperately
wanted and needed to be so many different places, at the same time...
and for some reason, could never get to any of them.
This whole thing feels like a nightmare. It just doesn't make sense.
I mean how does something like that happen? What makes it happen?
Terrorism? That, or aliens... I'm not buying that hell on earth crap.
Terrorism seems most realistic, to me.
Zane turning, looking over where Scout slowly walks out from behind bush. She is completely bawling.
Is she crying, again?
Both Zane and Dakota ride over to her. She is full of tears, and looking right at Zane. They both climb off bikes, removing helmets. Scout keeps staring at Zane...
Who was on the phone?
Zane looking from Scout, to Dakota.
Phone? What's going on? (Scout still dropping tears and staring at
Zane) Why do you keep staring at me?! What is wrong; who
was on the phone?!
Your step mom, your brother Troy, and his wife...they're dead.
Zane shocked, Dakota too.
What do you mean, dead? (tearing up)
They're not sure what happened, or where Kate or Jagger are.
Your dad and Mason are there, looking for them
Zane dropping a tear, as he looks back toward direction they were going, and then back the way they came...
We have to go back, Zane! They need us, there!
Zane one last look the direction they were going, before hopping on bike, and taking off the direction they came from. Dakota looks at Scout, who sobs as she puts on her helmet, and climbs onto bike...
Dakota sitting on her bike, with a tear, as Scout rides off. She begins putting her helmet on, as someone suddenly puts a gun to her head. A man holds the gun, as his boy (10) comes from around bush, and is also aiming a gun at Dakota.
All we need, is one of your bikes.
POV Scout, stopping and looking back. Zane speeding away. Scout pulling out a gun. Dakota slowly climbing off bike.
Give my boy your helmet.
Man looking back at Scout, as Dakota helps place helmet over boy's head.
Help him up on the bike.
Man takes another look back at Scout (who is closer).
(talking to Scout)
You'll stay where the hell you are, if you don't want to get shot!
Dakota a look at Scout, before helping boy up onto bike. Zane's bike can be heard approaching. Man goes to get on bike. Scout aims and fires, instantly killing the man.
Zane's POV (as he rides by) of boy on bike (in helmet), aiming his gun toward Dakota. Zane shoots the boy in the back, who fires his gun, before dropping off the bike. Dakota reacts to the shot, fired near her ear. Scout running to Dakota. Zane stopping bike, and jumping off. Scout is helping Dakota. Zane approaching dead man, followed by the boy (still breathing). He reaches down and pulls off the helmet, looking at the bloody face of a child. Scout comes over. Zane closes eyes. Scout watching Zane. He opens eyes, and fires at the kid's head. Scout crying. Zane just staring at the boy...
(looking at Zane)
You had to do it.
He's Sam's age...
Zane finally stops staring, walks away. Dakota watching him deliver the biggest F-Bomb of all time, but can't really hear it, due to the ringing in her ear. She can see him mouth it.
Scout watches Zane's outburst continue.
WHAT IN THE GOD DAMN HELL IS GOING ON?! WHAT KIND OF
SICK TWISTED HORSESHIT IS THIS?! (just screaming outward) AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Scout crying, as she watches him. Dakota messing with her ear. Zane just staring outward. Scout coming up behind him, placing hand on his shoulder. He turns and hugs her. Dakota suddenly begins screaming. Zane and Scout run to her. The dead man has risen, and is approaching Dakota, who has now ran to Scout and Zane.
He was dead! He was dead! Scout was right!
Dead man approaches them, as Zane aims gun right at head, and fires...
DISSOLVE TO: PRESENT TIME
EXT. CABIN AREA - NIGHT
Man pulling clip off grenade, and tossing it into heard of huffs. It explodes. The huffs turn toward the noise. But one of them runs toward brush.
POV Greg. looking out from tree house window.
POV cuts into brush.
(off-screen, over radio)
Duncan, he's coming your way!
Private Duncan running through the brush, as he can see image of Rhett, coming toward the brush. Rhett enters, and Duncan holds gun on him.
Hold it, right there!
Rhett standing there, holding up hands. Private Duncan holds gun on him, while using radio.
I got him!
Great, I can't wait to be introduced.
Private Duncan begins leading him away.
We have people coming for us. The people who built that tree house.
They have a compound in the coast range.
And you're telling me this, because?
Because it's a much better place for your services, than here!
No one can keep me safer, than colonel Ballard.
Rhett stops, turns around (facing gun), and talking/distracting him.
Look, I get it. You're loyal to him, but (cutoff)
Duncan leading Rhett through the brush, when suddenly there is grunting, behind him. He turns to face huff, but is shoved by Rhett, right into huff, who begins biting him. He screams, as Rhett takes off through brush.
POV cuts to Colonel Ballard, listening to sound of private Duncan, screaming.
Jesus Christ, is that Duncan?
Cut to Duncan, being eaten.
Cut to Rhett, running from brush to brush, he stops with a view of the tree house. He stares at it, wondering if he should return. Suddenly, another soldier puts a gun on him. Almost at the same time, he is attacked from the other side, by a huff. The soldier aims the gun at the huff and fires, blowing off its head. Rhett immediately tackles the soldier, as they begin wrestling around...
More huffs are entering the area. Another soldier arrives, pointing gun at Rhett, but then has to point it at huffs. He fires several shots, at them. Rhett begins fighting one off. The soldier on the ground, is attacked and screaming, as he's bitten. The other soldier takes off running, as does the one who just arrived. Rhett is fighting for his life, with multiple huffs. Another soldier arrives, watches, and runs off, as more huffs enter the area.
POV goes with the soldier, who runs off. He goes through the brush, and runs right into the pit, falling on top of all the trapped huffs. He screams in pain, while being eaten...
Cut to Colonel Ballard, leading his men around corner of brush, and toward cabin. They get behind the huff heard, and begin opening fire, on them. Killing them one by one. Colonel Ballard is wiping out the most. He is pissed! They are working their way toward the tree house...
Cut to Greg, grabbing and packing as many guns as he can. He hands a couple to Scott, and a couple more near him. The kids have theirs.
This is it. Once there're only a handful of huffs left, is when we'll
begin aiming, at the soldiers, and firing. Wait till I say fire... I love you
Sam, you can do this.
Greg runs around corner, placing gun on ground, outside door of room. He runs back, looking out window.
Suddenly, headlights appear. Sam moves closer to window, to take a look. Now gunshots begin coming at tree house, as Greg forces Sam down...
Cut to a large sized hummer, pulling up behind the other cars. It instantly takes on heavy fire.
Cut to Colonel Ballard, leading the charge, as he and his soldiers fire on the hummer. Amy is heard screaming, over the gunfire, from above. More headlights appear. Another hummer pulls behind the first one. Driver doors open, it's Zane!
Zane (in bullet proof vest, as are the others) immediately opens fire on soldiers. He hits one. Someone had come out of passenger door. It's Scout! She's opening fire! She hits a soldier. Now both Dakota and Wyatt (Hunter's boy, Mile's brother), are out back doors, and opening fire on the soldiers! Now coming out of the first hummer, is Leo! And Mason! Followed by Chasin (Mason's boy), and Gunner (Hunter's boy, Mile's brother)! They are all firing on soldiers...
Cut to Colonel Ballard, firing at Zane and others.
Cut to Zane, aiming and nailing (killing) Colonel Ballard! Dakota and Wyatt, both take out a pair of soldiers. Leo takes out several. Suddenly, a bunch of huffs are coming out of brush, right for Zane and Dakota, who turn and fire at them.
Scout comes over to help, as does Wyatt. Leo and others keep firing on soldiers. Wyatt nails huff after huff, as does Zane. Scout puts down a couple, but then gets hit in shoulder, by a bullet, and goes down.
Zane looks over, and down at Scout. So does Leo. Remaining soldiers are making their way into cabin, and firing out door and windows. Mason, Chasin and Gunner, are firing back at them. Zane looks at Scout, as Dakota and Wyatt pick her up. He then glances toward cabin, followed by tree house...
ZANE! We gotta get her back, now! We don't even have our doctor!
Zane looks back at Scout (she's not in good shape), then turns to yell, as Leo pulls him back.
Cut to both Greg and Sam, with wide eyes, and popping up.
Cut to Zane being forced into hummer by others, as Leo jumps in driver's seat.
Door closes on him, as do all the others (still being fired at).
Cut to Sam at window shouting, and Greg coming out girls room shouting from the deck.
ZANE!? WE'RE HERE! ZANE!
BOOM! Gunshot right into Greg's gut, he goes limp and drops over top of railing, onto the ground. Sam can see him drop, from the window. Huffs below, instantly begin eating him.
Cut to hummer taking off, and leaving the area. Soldiers are now shooting at huffs, who begin making their way into cabin. Soldiers are running out of ammo.
I'm all out!
POV remains of the cabin, while remaining soldiers inside scream as they are overtaken and eaten. One soldier is seen making it out window, and running off into the brush. Huffs are in the cabin and on the porch, as POV moves toward tree house, where many huffs continue working on Greg's body, with sound of Sam weeping, above.
Cut to Amy inside holding her tummy and crying. Scott next to her, holding her shoulder, and shedding tears himself. Eli is at the window with a tear. He looks at Sam, who leans against the wall, from the floor, and weeping uncontrollably. He looks away. He looks out window, down below. He suddenly realizes he's looking at someone familiar.
Rhett, it's Rhett! He's down there, with them. (looking at Scott)
Put down the ladder!
Scott rises, to leave room. Eli follows, Amy smiles with relief. Sam remains on ground, against wall, with head in hands, and weeping. Amy's smiles fades, as she looks at Sam.
Cut to Scott, dropping down the ladder. He and Eli watch, as the huffs grab onto ladder, but don't climb.
Where is he? I don't see him... Where'd he go? (Eli pointing) There
he is! Rhett? (just watching him, then a look to Scott) What's he
doing? Why isn't he...
Eli staring at Scott, and forming a tear. Scott a slow, shocked, shake of the head.
What's going on out there?
Eli forming a second tear, as he looks down at Rhett, who now turns and looks up. He's obviously dead, with gashes to his neck and shoulders, among other places. Eli begins crying out, as Scott heads back into girls room.
Why is Eli crying?! What happened? (weeping now) Where is Rhett?!
What happened to him? (she pauses, before screaming out)
NOOOOOOOOOO! RHEEETTTT! OH MY GOOOODD!
Eli goes limp, his back sliding down against wall, of girls room. He just sits there weeping. Amy screams from the room. He takes notice of gun, laying there next to him (one Greg had planted). He grabs it, staring at it. Suddenly he flinches, as a gunshot is loudly fired, inside girls room.
NOOOOOOO! OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD, WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?!
Eli in shock, and too scared to even move, let alone go into the room. He knows what has happened. He flinches again, as Sam vomits at door, while crawling out of girls room. Eli looks at her, now lying there weeping, in her vomit.
BOOM! Another loud gunshot is fired. Sam rushes, to fully remove herself from the room, without looking inside. She hides herself around corner, against wall (opposite side from Eli)…
Down below, the huffs are all gathering at base off tree, attention aimed toward sound of the gunshots. Sam looking straight ahead, too scared to even look at Eli. She slowly turns, to look at him (as background music begins).
"X Ambassadors - Unsteady" (opening lyrics)
"Hold, hold on, hold on to me"
He is looking downward, at a pistol in his hand.
"Cause I'm a little unsteady"
He turns, to look at her.
"A little unsteady"
She begins shaking her head, intensely...
Don't do it...
"Hold on, hold on to me"
POV moving down ladder, toward huffs raising hands, yearning to get up there.
Eli, don't do it!
"Cause I'm a little unsteady"
POV moving over all the huffs, including Rhett...
"A little unsteady"
That final verse plays, followed with a loud BOOM! A shot is fired, as huffs react with even more desire to get up there (as song keeps going)...
DARK (song keeps going)
MUSIC keeps rolling till credits end...
BONUS SCENE (season 2)
INT./EXT. HIGHWAY 6 - NIGHT
Two cars driving the dark, foggy highway. They pass a market on side of road, reading "Glenwood Market". Inside car, is Travis (Zane's baseball player), his girlfriend, and his family.
So, it's before we hit Tillamook?
Yeah, about thirty-forty minutes, from here. WATCH OUT!
Dad slamming on breaks, car behind him barely misses slamming into him.
What the hell is this?
Everyone looking straight ahead. People in the other car (Girlfriend's family) also staring ahead.
POV of endless amount of prisoners, walking out of brush/fog, and across the road (with weapons). They are becoming dangerously close to the car.
Go, Dad, go!
Dad goes in reverse (around other car), turning around and peeling away. Other car speeds off after them.
Front of prisoner herd walks into POV. Two guys (Stix and Swish (Swish in prison guard uniform, and bruised face)), watch cars drive away. They just stand there, as the others continue on.
You sure things are the way he claims them to be?
I've never met someone I trust more than him. You heard the way
he spoke to (nodding at everyone) them. Whatever's going on out
here, there's no one better to follow, than Grover...
"Imagine Dragons - Radioactive" begins playing, as prisons continue walking out of the brush, and across the road, an entire army of them...heading for god knows where...
"I'm breaking in, shaping up, the checking out on the prison bus"
"This is it.. The apocalypse... Wooaah"
"I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones, enough to make my systems grow.."
"Welcome to the new age, to the new age, welcome to the new age, to the new age woaaahh"
Prisoners still exiting brush, well over a hundred of them, and still coming…
One of them is the size of a professional wrestler, standing over all the others, as scene dissolves to black...