Int. An Aircraft Hangar - Location - Classified

The aircraft hangar houses the enormous Lockheed Electra monoplane airliner - around it are a few technicians, giving the plane a once over and a man refuelling the plane with a hose attached just under the nose of the craft

General Stevenson is standing, watching the plane and the people huddled around it

The door to the hanger opens and Ben Grimm walks in (now sporting a black eye, thanks to Sue), he walks up to Stevenson, though the general doesn't pay attention to him

Ben clears his throat and the general is snapped out of his day dream

Stevenson:

Ah Ben, the criminals yesterday left quite a mark on you I see

Ben:

Yes sir... permission to speak freely sir

Stevenson:

You're not a solider anymore son... but nonetheless permission granted

Ben:

Why did you bring me all the way out here... I know I'm going to fired for what happened yesterday

Stevenson:

Two criminals ganged up on you son, nothing to be ashamed about and I certainly won't be firing you

Ben:

You won't

Stevenson:

Quite the opposite in fact... how would you like to go to Germany?

Ben:

You want me to be part of... this

Stevenson:

Yes... as a body guard for Richards and the others, your strength and combat skills would be very useful... what do you say?

Ben:

Yes... yes sir... thank you sir, when do we leave

Stevenson checks his watch

Stevenson:

Another hour... Professor Richards should be here shortly

Int. Reed Richard's Apartment

Reed is in the bathroom, he is fully dressed and is quickly brushing his teeth

Reed walks out of the bathroom - toothbrush still in his mouth and starts searching for something - Reed's apartment is a complete mess - the curtains are drawn and books are everywhere

Reed finds a scrap of paper - "your flight leaves at 7:00, do try to get there at least an hour earlier, maybe you might see me. N x" is scribbled on it

Ext. Aircraft Hangar

It's early morning outside the aircraft hangar - two soldiers with rifles are standing guard outside the structure

A pickup truck drives up to the gate in front of the soldiers

The soldiers exchange puzzled looks as Sue Storm gets out - she's dressed in black coveralls

Sue:

This is [REDACTED] airfield

Soldier 1:

Yes it is

Soldier 2:

What business is it of yours ma'am

Sue:

Cheeky, I happen to work here

The soldiers exchange another set of confused looks at each other - before one turns back

Soldier 1:

I haven't seen you before miss

Sue:

And how long have you been here then

Soldier 1:

... Yesterday evening

Sue:

Hmm, just let me in will you, I'll get the top brass to verify who I am and I might even bring you both out some coffee

Soldier 1:

... Alright

The soldier walks over to the gate, he presses a button - a locking clamp releases, the solider then pulls the gate across - letting Sue walk into the airfield

Sue flashes a brief smile at the young solider before elbowing him in the gut and catching him off guard with her knuckles in his face

The second soldier raises his rifle in shock - aiming it at Sue

Johnny: (voice only)

Help!

The soldier lowers his weapon for a brief second - which is long enough for Sue to grab the rifle and kick the man hard in the gonads

The soldier falls to his knees as Sue strikes his head with a devastating blow - the soldier falls to the ground unconscious

Johnny gets out of the back of the pickup truck

Johnny:

Nice job sis... they okay?

Sue:

Just unconscious little brother... come, help me hide these two jacks

Int. Aircraft Hangar

Inside the aircraft hangar, Stevenson is talking to one of the pilots – an Englishman in his late thirties by the name of Theodore Lumpkin

Theodore:

You needn't worry sir, everything should go tickety boo

Stevenson finds himself distracted by the sight of a young woman with black hair standing behind Theodore and looking rather impatient

Stevenson:

Yes, well carry on soldier

Stevenson walks with the young woman whose name is Erica Richter

Stevenson:

Miss Richter, I understand you don't like the crew we have put together for this mission

Erica:

A scientist with no combat or espionage training, a pilot who has been certified for almost a year and me... it's almost like you want us to be caught or killed

Stevenson:

That's no way to speak to a

Erica:

I'm not with your army, general... I am merely a spy without a country

Stevenson:

We've afforded you every curiosity since you were deposed

Erica:

Exiled

Stevenson:

I don't care... there's a mission young lady that has to be followed to the letter... you and Richards know the details of that mission... the men that will be with you, know nothing... they are only there to assist you

Erica:

Men... I though Lumpkin was the only other

Stevenson:

Ben Grimm is also going to tag along

Erica:

Grimm...

Ext. Aircraft Hangar

Around the back of the structure, Johnny and Sue are hiding the still unconscious bodies of the two soldiers - a large beeping noise makes Sue almost jump out of her skin

Being very careful, Sue takes a peek around the corner of the building and sees Reed in a sports car – specifically a hispano-suiza h6c - he is behind the pickup truck Sue and Johnny left - the gate is still open

Reed gets out of his car and investigates the pickup truck

Sue:

Hmm this is interesting

Johnny:

What, what is it

Sue:

That guy was there yesterday when I tried to steal that machine part

Johnny:

Maybe he's going to Germany as well

Sue:

... Quickly Johnny go and take the pickup out of the driveway

Johnny:

What

Sue:

Just do it, we can't afford to have him raising suspicions

Johnny:

But

Sue:

Now!

Johnny quickly walks around the side of the building - the inquisitive Richards looks up from the car and sees Johnny

Reed:

Is this your automobile son?

Johnny:

Yes! Yes it is

Reed:

Well you really shouldn't leave it parked in the middle of the road like that

Johnny:

Yeah, yeah I was just... called away suddenly

Reed:

Oh are you part of the flight taking off today

Johnny:

A very small insignificant part sir

Reed:

There are no small parts mister, only small actors now if you would kindly remove your automobile from the driveway

Johnny:

Sure thing pal

Int. Aircraft Hangar

Erica is talking to Ben while Stevenson is discussing something with Lumpkin

Ben:

It's good to see you again, Erica

Erica:

You too Ben... the last two months have been very dull without you

Ben:

I'm sorry about that...

Erica:

... So when is this scientist supposed to be getting here anyway

The small, person sized door to the hangar opens and Reed steps in

Stevenson briskly walks over to the scientist and shakes his hand

Stevenson:

Richards! Good of you to finally arrive, meet the team

Stevenson waves his hand at Theodore

Stevenson:

Teddy Lumpkin, your pilot

Reed shakes Theodore's hand

Stevenson nods over at Erica

Stevenson:

Erica Richter, the commander of this mission

Reed holds his hand out for Erica to shake

Reed:

How do you do

Erica doesn't shake his hand - she merely acknowledges him with a brief nod - Reed retracts his hand

Stevenson waves his hand over at Ben

Stevenson:

And Ben Grimm, this man will be your bodyguard so to speak

Reed shakes Ben's hand

Reed:

Good to meet you Ben

Ben:

Same at ya Prof

Stevenson heads over to a small desk located quite far from the plane, there is only one thing on it - a dossier

Stevenson lifts the dossier of the desk - the small door to the hangar opens once again and in walks Johnny - he tries to make himself look inconspicuous by examining the plane

Stevenson gives the dossier to Reed

Stevenson:

Some heavy reading on your journey ahead, Richards

Reed flicks through the file as the door to the hangar opens once more this time Sue enters the building - she looks for her brother who quickly flashes a smile at her from around the back of the plane

Sue quickly makes herself look busy but at the same time tries to get around to the back of the plane

Reed:

So when will we be leaving

Stevenson:

Post-haste Richards, Immediately

Erica, Ben and Theodore make their way around to the back of the plane, Reed is about to do the same before realizing something

Reed:

Say general is Miss Romanoff here

Stevenson:

No, she couldn't make it son, she's on a very delicate mission

Reed:

Oh Well... goodbye sir

Stevenson:

And good luck Richards... you'll need it

Somewhere Over Nova Scotia

Sometime later

The Lockheed is gliding through the air, its twin propellers are spinning rapidly and keeping the plane in the sky

Inside the pilots cabin there are two seats - only one is occupied - Theodore is flying the plane, his eyes keep darting from the windscreen in front of him to the dials and gauges on his dashboard

Erica: (voice)

How is everything up there?

Theodore:

Peachy keen, love nothing to worry about

Behind the pilot's cabin, there is a small room for the passengers - Reed, Erica and Ben are all seated

Erica looks particularly uncomfortable and impatient

Reed:

We still have hours left until we make a fuel stop in England

Ben:

A good thing I brought these then

Ben takes a pack of cards from his jacket pocket

Ben:

Want a game Prof?

Reed nods and Ben takes the cards from their box as Erica looks on bored and slightly more annoyed

To the back of the Passengers cabin is a door - behind it Johnny and Sue are crouched next to some metal support structures near the back of the plane

Johnny: (whispering)

If we get caught Susie

Sue: (whispering)

Don't even say that

Johnny: (whispering)

Did you see that doll with the black hair and that big guy?

Sue: (whispering)

I did... just hang on... oh and dear brother

Johnny: (whispering)

Yeah

Sue: (whispering)

Please do shut up

Johnny smiles and the two siblings hold on for dear life as turbulence hits the plane

The Island Of Juist

Many Hours Later

The Lockheed is approaching Juist - an island to the north of mainland Germany

Down below on the small island, a young woman called Lucia is watching the plane's progress to the island through a pair of binoculars beside her a tall, large man with a bald head called Kenny has a Fabrique Nationle light machine gun in his hand

Inside the Lockheed

Reed is standing with his back to the door that Johnny and Sue are behind

Reed:

Even with the fuel stops, I do loathe long plane journeys

Ben:

I know what you mean, my backs been killing me since we left London

Erica stays silent she is reading through the dossier Stevenson gave Reed

Theodore: (voice)

Everyone strap in, we're going to be hitting some really bad turbulence soon

Reed sits down in his seat and puts his seat belt on - Ben does the same

Ben:

Erica didn't you hear the pilot

Erica looks up from the dossier and smiles at Ben - without looking she attempts to put her seat belt on - it catches on a piece of fabric on the seat

In the back of the craft - Johnny is asleep and clutching onto a piece of metal structure half heartily - Sue is holding onto another metal structure and she's awake

Sue: (whispering)

Johnny

Johnny:

...

Sue: (whispering)

Johnny!

Johnny:

... What

Sue:

I think the pilot just said there would be turbulence so hold on

Johnny:

... Yeah, yeah okay

The Island Of Juist

As the plane is about to fly over them, Lucia raises her hand - giving Kenny a signal

Kenny raises his machine gun and opens fire on the descending plane - a spray of bullets go straight through one of the propellers and the pilots cabin

Inside the Lockheed

The plane is shaking and dipping - Reed and Ben grasp hold of their seat belts as the turbulence forces them forward

Erica's seat belt comes loose from the fabric of the seat and Erica is catapulted forward - hitting her head on a piece of metal on the other side of the plane

Ben:

Erica!

A few stray bullets rip through into the passengers cabin

Ben:

Bullets?

Ben undoes his seat belt, as he plunges forward he grabs the metal plating on a seat in front of him and holds on - the planes stabilizes for a moment

Ben looks over at the seemingly lifeless body of Erica - he forces himself to look away from her and to focus on the task at hand

Ben carefully makes his way to the pilot's cabin, he forces the door open - inside Theodore is lying dead - slumped on the now sparking control console - the plane takes a dip as another barrage of bullets rips through the hull

As the plane rapidly descends Ben gets into the second pilot's seat - he tries to take control of the plane just as the console explodes in his face

Back in the passenger's cabin, Reed seems to be unconscious

And toward the back of the plane, Sue is starting to lose her grip - Johnny attempts to get a better hold of the metal structure in order to hold one hand out to Sue - the place he puts his hand however has some kind of slippery substance on it

Johnny:

Oil?

A few stray bullets rip through the back of the plane - one catching Susan's hand another going passing through Johnny's leg and hitting his hand - igniting the traces of oil and setting his hand on fire

Johnny lets out a terrible scream as his sister falls

The Island Of Juist

Lucia and Kenny watch the plane plummet and finally hit the sea

Kenny:

Should we recover the bodies?

Lucia:

I suspect The Mole Man doesn't care as long as we've neutralized the situation

NEXT: THE MOLE MAN & HIS DREADED MONSTERS REVEALED!