A Technician enters the tent, a rifle slung on his shoulder.
Joseph begins to convulse on the cot. Connie can't hold him
Beth and Murray race over.
Joseph pushes Connie away. She crashes into some medical
The Tech, anticipating trouble, unslings his rifle. He aims
Peter is distressed.
Joseph is making those strange guttural noises now, his eyes
Joseph lunges at Beth. Murray tackles Joseph to the floor.
It is deja vu for Peter.
Connie goes for a syringe.
-FLASHBACK Scene 11. The Loser flailing on top of his
Murray punches Joseph in the jaw. Bloody spray spatters his
Murray turns to Beth. The Tech swings his rifle toward Beth.
Peter watches Beth simmer.
22. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Peter is getting worse. He stands peering out a clear
Outside a Tech is aiming a PARABOLIC DISH. It's beginning to
Beth watches the Nurse monitor Joseph in the distance. He's
Another Tech adjusts dials on a MACHINE (Biological Field
The armed Tech stands beside Murray while he talks on the Sat
The Video Tech is setting up his camera in front of the exam
Murray concludes his conversation. He disconnects and hands
The Phone Tech places the Sat Phone in a cradle beside the Up-
Murray steps to the examining table.
Connie puts the Bio Hazard Cooler on the table.
Beth walks toward Murray. Behind her, Peter watches.
Connie takes a lung from the Cooler. She lays it on the
Video Tape is rolling.
Beth arrives. She nods toward the Machine.
Murray begins to section the lung. Peter arrives beside Beth.
Murray keeps working. He's smug, he's got the upper hand.
Murray passes sample flesh to Connie. Connie and Peter both
Murray keeps working.
Peter realizes the implications. He slowly moves closer to
Beth moves closer to him, pressing her argument. The armed
Connie hands Murray back the prepped slide.
Murray prepares to put the slide into the Field Monitor.
Peter has slid behind the Transmitter.
Peter raises his cane to swing at the phone.
The Tech swings his gun up toward Peter.
Murray scrambles between the Tech and Peter, trying to save
Peter's cane smashes the phone.
BANG. The Tech pulls up as the rifle goes off.
Bullets spray in Murray's direction. One smashes into
Murray and Peter go down.
23. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Peter pours a shot from his flask and downs it. He's still
Beth and Connie are attending to Murray lying on a cot. His
An IV bottle is suspended next to his cot. A tube leads to
A few feet away is a BODY BAG on Joseph's cot. No one else
Murray tries to move.
Murray tries to sit up. He feels the restraining strap
It sinks in. Murray rolls his head toward the Body Bag.
Connie nods. Beth's logic has her convinced even though her
Beth takes a loaded syringe from Connie.
Beth holds the syringe up to Murray.
She injects the medicine into the IV.
Murray drifts off.
Peter looks up. He's getting worse.
Beth looks long and hard at him.
Peter relives the past.
24. EXT. ELLIS BAY - NIGHT -1918
Everyone carries oil lanterns. Children walk to the Large
Behind the buildings, large timbers frame the mine entrance
Peter hides at the corner of the Building. His gaze fixes on
Peter scoots up the hill.
25. EXT. TOP OF THE HILL - NIGHT
Peter catches his breath. He turns up the flame in his lamp.
Peter treks into the distance.
Peter rests. His trail of footprints in the snow falls away
Peter is getting further now. He is becoming nervous. He
Snow is blowing into his footprints.
Peter presses on. Wolves howl in the distance.
Peter is scared. He searches. In the corner of his eye he
Peter stops. He holds his lamp higher. He walks slowly into
In the center, a small pile of rocks is pushed up. The
Peter kneels at the pile. A faint Greenish Glow emanates
He takes off the other mitt and begins to move the rocks
ON Peter as he continues to work. The Green Glow intensifies
He reveals a small, glowing METEORITE.
Peter touches it tentatively, then withdraws his hand.
Peter picks it up in both hands, examining, feeling the shape.
The glowing Outer Shell splits in two, on its own, like the
Inside is an ORB, dotted with FLUORESCENT GREEN FLECKS.
The weather is worsening.
Peter's mitt blows away. He grabs for it.
Peter pulls a handkerchief from his pocket. He wraps the Orb
Peter struggles back along the path. It is obscured, the
Peter stops at the rock outcropping. He is shivering, snow
Peter reaches for a rock. He pulls it away. Another,
26. INT. CAVE - NIGHT
Peter holds his lamp out to illuminate the hole. He slips in
Peter pulls the hanky from his pocket. He ponders.
Peter hears the shouts of Men in the distance.
Peter considers the Orb. Peter scrapes out a small hiding
Peter scrambles outside the cave.
27. EXT. TOP OF THE HILL - NIGHT
Peter searches. The Men's voices have stopped. The snow has
Peter gets bogged down in a drift. He drops his oil lamp.
Peter can hardly move. He struggles, step by step. He is
Peter gives up. He drops where he stands and curls into a
Peter is sobbing. Snow begins to drift across his body.
Men shout in the distance once again. Peter is too cold for
Large arms reach down and enfold the Boy. POV of his Father
Peter's Father lifts him from the ground.
Joyous Miners gather around the Father and Son.
28. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Beth leans to put a thermometer into Peter's mouth. He is
Murray stirs on his cot, a few feet away. Connie is curled
Beth grabs her laptop from the table.
Beth clicks away. A MAP of North America appears on the
An animated red swath superimposes over the map and bleeds
Beth is getting the connection.
Beth has no response.
29. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Beth is having a heated conversation on the Sat phone. She
Murray stirs. Connie is still curled up on her chair. She
Murray slowly opens his eyes and turns to her. He smiles.
Peter is sleeping on the nearby cot.
Connie takes a look to Beth. She's turned away, deep in
Connie slides over to Murray. He's struggling to get the
Murray pulls at his restraints. He gives Connie a
Connie is torn. She looks at Beth again. Still turned away.
Connie smiles. She undoes one of the velcro wrist straps.
She peels off the chest restraint.
Murray sits up. Connie hugs him. CLOSE on Murray. He
Connie helps Murray to his feet.
Murray touches his Helmet, where the wound is. He stumbles.
Murray rips off his helmet. Murray is making those noises.
Peter struggles to his feet.
Murray grabs a scalpel from the instrument table beside his
That evil look on his face. That insane chuckle.
Murray charges her, slashing. SLICE, SLICE. Connie falls
Beth races forward, grabbing a pot from the instrument table.
Beth throws the pot and hits him in the back.
Murray freezes. He stands erect, peering down at Peter.
He turns to face Beth. He raises the blade. Beth sees no
Murray jabs with the blade. Beth parries with the pot.
Peter creeps toward the Grave.
Murray lunges and Beth sidesteps. CLANG. Beth knocks the
Beth grabs the rolling table. Instruments go flying. She
Murray jerks the table from her grasp. It goes flying. He
Murray is on top of her. She's losing consciousness as he
Murray's face to face with her. He shakes her in
Murray pushes her back like a rag doll. He searches, looking
Murray admires the bloody edge. He slices off rubber from one
Murray turns. He is ready to do her in.
The Tent doors open. A stunned Technician views the chaos.
The Tech turns and runs.
30. INT. SCRUB ROOM TENT - DAY
Murray bears down the Tech, stabbing him in the back.
31. EXT. SLEEPING TENT - DAY
Murray slips between the Tents. The snow is blowing full
32. INT. SLEEPING TENT - DAY
One Tech lies dead on his cot, his throat slashed. Murray
33. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Peter struggles to sit Beth up.
Beth touches her bloodied face. She looks down to see her
ON Beth as she realizes for the first time he's called her by
They hear rifle shots.
Beth nods. She touches his arm.
34. INT. MESS TENT - DAY
Tables are tipped, it's a mess. The Nurse and a Techs lie
The last Tech races into the tent. Murray howls with glee as
CLOSE ON Murray. He is going for Beth and Peter.
35. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Peter hides in the Grave. He considers the shrouded Corpse
He takes a swig from his flask. He douses a muslin strip
Murray bursts through the doors, rifle in hand. He searches
Beth is propped up against a table by the tent wall. Beside
Peter peers over the top.
Words do not register with him but he zones into her.
A BLACK HOSE, punctured with holes lays across the dirt
Drools hangs from his mouth, he's coughing blood. Making
Murray raises his rifle hip high and stalks toward her.
Murray comes close to the hose.
Peter lights the muslin strip. He twist the flask enabling
Beth reaches under the blanket and begins turning. The
Peter throws the flask. It sails toward Murray but falls
The Propane is hissing through the holes, full force. Murray
Murray spins toward the Grave and empties the clip. Peter
WHOOSH. Murray is a screaming BALL OF FIRE!
On Beth. On Peter.
36. EXT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
The storm has subsided.
37. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
All the Bodies are laid surrounding the Graves. They are
CANS OF GAS sit nearby.
Beth lies dead on a cot. Peter stares down at her. Blood
Peter crosses her arms over her body. He pulls a sheet over
38. EXT. HILLSIDE - DAY
Peter struggles upward. He's mumbling to himself.
A rope is tied from his waist to a Can of Gas he drags behind
Below, fire engulfs the Tents.
39. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Flames burst around Beth's Body. The Coolers melt, exposing
40. EXT. HILLSIDE - DAY
Peter uses his cane to boost himself forward. One trembling
41. INT. AUTOPSY TENT - DAY
Propane tanks and the Cans of Gas sitting in the Grave
42. EXT. HILLSIDE - DAY
The Autopsy Tent goes up in a fireball.
The concussion causes Peter to slip. He slides down the hill
Peter feels the blood dripping from his ear. He dabs with
He chuckles and shakes his head.
43. EXT. TOP OF THE HILL - DAY
Peter is exhausted. He hauls up the rope. The Gas Can comes
Peter looks around to get his bearings. It's been eighty
Peter starts walking into the distance.
44. EXT. CAVE - DAY
Peter sits outside the opening, catching his breath. He
Peter pushes rocks away from the mouth of the Cave.
Peter pushes the Gas Can through the opening.
Peter hears the drone of a Plane. He searches the sky to
45. EXT. SKY ABOVE - DAY
A Military Plane approaches in the far distance.
46. INT. CAVE - DAY
ON Peter as he scratches away the dirt and rock. Peter
Peter lifts the Orb to examine it.
47. INT. CAVE - DAY
Peter struggles to push large rocks into the opening. Behind
Fingers of light streaks across Peter from the cracks in the
Peter has a series of FLASHBACKS, INTERCUT with his action.
-FLASHBACK Scene 20. Baby Pauline smiling at him.
Peter unscrews the Gas Can.
-FLASHBACK Scene 20. Peter's Father and Mother laughing.
Peter hears the sound of SOLDIERS approaching.
Peter holds the Orb high.
-FLASHBACK Scene 33. Beth smiling at him.
Peter drops the Orb in the Gas Can. He chuckling again. The
Peter brings up the lighter in his trembling hand. Close on
CHARACTERS - 1918
-Young Peter McManus (age 9)
-Young Pauline McManus (infant)
-Peter's Father (32)
-Peter's Mother (20's)
-Mine Boss (40's)
-Mine Boss's Wife (45)
-Miners, Wives and Children
CHARACTERS - 1999
-Peter McManus (90)
-Pauline McManus (81)
-Dr. Beth Armstrong (35)
-Dr. Murray Penn (30's)
-Head Nurse Connie (20's)
-Technician with Rifle
Day Exterior - 1999
-Ellis Bay (ghost town)
Day Interior - 1999
-Scrub Room Tent
-Peter's Sleeping Tent
Night Exterior - 1918
-Town of Ellis Bay
-Peter's Cabin Porch
Night Interior - 1918
-Mine Boss's Cabin