SACRED LEGENDS… the journey continues EPISODE #2 LAZARUS, THE LOST TRIBES ( TV SCRIPT)

SACRED LEGENDS… the journey continues

EPISODE #2

LAZARUS, THE LOST TRIBES

 

Fade In:

Interior Angela Holt’s apartment, early evening.

Angela Holt

I hope Arthur, likes the new look. The networks wanted me to go for a whole other approach. It just sounded to good to be true.

Damn.. He’s here. Arthur come on up.

Arthur

Hi, doll, great to see you…… Angela …is something the matter. Have you been eating shellfish? Your lips…

Angela

Great, it looks like an allergy, does it?

Arthur

That or a bee sting… before I put both feet in my mouth. Would you like to tell me what happened? You sounded so excited on the phone not upset….

Angela

I am not upset, I am excited. But if you think I look like a freak.

Arthur

You do not look like a freak just different. You said the network wanted to reinvent you. I thought you meant your look.. I mean your clothes but you never mentioned plastic….

Angela

It’s not Plastic surgery. The Botixin will wear of in a few months and the collagen.. The swelling will go down.

Arthur

I was just getting accustomed to the way you look. I mean you are beautiful and everything, but I loved your face as your face. Ange you do not mess about with perfection.

Angela

So you think I am perfect? You are not saying that.. You know how neurotic I am. This public image thing… is high maintenance.

Arthur

Meanwhile I was just thinking it was you… Okay.. I am just kidding.. Hey . Come here.. I ‘m sorry, you just threw me.

Angela

You are so lucky you are a man. You look great all the time.  It does not matter what you look like. It does but not in the same way.

I always felt like I was a freak because I was so pretty. Men drove me crazy because they kept telling me I looked like Elizabeth Taylor.

Arthur

Again your are not a freak. Come to think of it you do look like a relaxed Liz Taylor.

Angela

A relaxed Elizabeth Taylor. What do you mean? Like on tranquilsers?

Arthur

You are hearing things that I did not say. I mean Elizabeth Taylor was overproduced.. . Classy but lacquered. Look at you long beautiful dark hair, the shade of blue in your

eyes… and that mouth was.

Angela

Was… ?

Arthur

It was your lips.. I was drawn to. There was this vulnerability to your mouth that I just wanted to kiss. They messed up your mouth.  It normally took me two hours to get them to that state. It was a sign that you loved me. Now it is artificially created and that is not you.

Angela

You do love me. I see that know.

Arthur

Only now? Listen you are not exactly an easy woman.

Angela

An easy woman? I need a drink. This truth and confession thing is a little too much.

Arthur

Make it red… The wine.

Angela

I think Frank is right.

Arthur

Frank who?

Angela

Listen to this…. Sinatra… I have got you under my skin.

Arthur

You’re not mad with me any more?

Angela

I am not mad with you at all. I wanted your approval first but more than that I wanted our love. I realize I have that. Come on dance with me. Like the man says.. Cheek to cheek.

CUT TO:

Interior Portland Research Institute

Laura Johnson

(On phone)

Grant, your research indicates that the Lost Tribes became extinct because of the lack of water.

Grant

It had to be, without the water they could not maintain the culture and the desert swallowed them.

Laura

How long did it take?

Grant

A couple of centuries… but it is speeding up.

Laura

Speeding up .. How?

Grant

Global Water consumption is increasing.. Water has become the white Gold. Combined with major forestation loss, the building of dams in areas that should not have been touched, the reduction in the Ozone Layer.. we are facing a global drought, where water rights will mean a return to fiefdoms.

Laura

Or at least the problems that occurring in California and Washington. When are you coming back?

Grant

I leave Zambia,tomorrow at noon.

Laura

See you on your return.

Laura

I can’t get Terry out of my mind, something is wrong.

He is never at the rehab center, but I will call.

Is this the Lazarus center? Room 215 please.

Yes, I am looking for Terrence Johnston, my brother. Yes, I spoke with him last week.. Is there a problem?

Cut To:

Lazarus Rehabilitation center.

Nurse Hutchings

You are, his sister. Laura, I think that you need to come down here, as soon as you can.

Laura

I will be there, your address is 2345 West 8th. Avenue. Thanks, I will be there soon.

Cut To Interior Lazarus Rehab center:

Room 215, Terrence Johnston

Terrence Johnston

What do these people ever want from me? You just think you can eliminate the past; wipe out what you saw, like you redecorate a room. I saw what…. I saw… and it just effed me up. Further.

Yeah, yeah.. I see the flashing light, it means a message.. Some goody two shoes wants to come and see me…. maybe I won’t see them… did they ever think of that.

Laura

Hey Terry, it’s me Laura, can I come in?

Terry

Can’t you see I am not here?

Laura

But you are in the room, Terry let me in.

Terry

Terry is not in, he has left the building.

Laura

Look, I am coming in, regardless if you are not in the building, Ok.. or not in the room. I’ll just pretend you are here okay.

Terry

It’s your life.. use it wisely.

Laura

I am coming in.

Laura Continued

Terry, It stinks in here… I have to open the window.. Jesus what is going on, You look like shit.

Terry

Welcome to my world. It’s a Hotel for the mentally fit.

Laura

I can’t stand to see you like this, what happened?

Terry

What happened? Nothing happened I saw too much, know too much and can’t take much more.

Laura

Who is your specialist?

Terry

A wild and crazy Italian Dr.Xpo Ferrens.

Laura

Zipo Ferrens? What a name.

Terry

Yeah, you talk to him and see what he says. But it does not matter, I know the truth.

Cut To: Interior Office Dr. Xpo Ferrens

Dr. Ferrens

Your brother suffers with an acute case of episodic paranoid schizophrenia.

Laura

A week ago, he was fine; the deterioration is marked as to appear distorted. I barley know that man in there. What did he say happened?

Dr. Ferrens

He claims that a man recently murdered his mother. The sole witness to this event was his sister. The mother died before her eyes and the brother committed suicide. What your brother claims is that the dead women’s soul, reached into his sister, the daughter and possessed her. The daughter loved her mother she allowed herself the burden of this so-called possession.

Laura

I am just stunned, is there any reality or truth to this. At All?

Dr. Ferrens

Truth or reality depends on how you wish to interrupt it. Your brother is at Lazarus, because you wanted to give him a second chance of life? Correct? We give him the best possible care and how he chooses to respond to that care, depends on him.

Laura

Oh… on God?

Dr. Ferrens

As you wish. Here is the reality of the situation your brother deals with. These are the press clippings of the murder and the suicide.

Laura

So there is a reality? It did happen and he saw it.

Dr. Ferrens

He did see it and it is a reality.. but from 5 years ago.

Look at the date.

Laura

What..? It happened 5 years ago. But to him it happened this week.

Dr. Ferrens

Episodic paranoid schizophrenia with delusional affects.

Laura

I am so sorry, I had no idea. Can I see the press clippings? Do you think he saw it and somehow contrived it?

Dr. Ferrens

It happens, they have a lot of time on their hands so we never really know where they get it from. He did deny seeing the clippings but we cannot be sure. I ‘ll give you a copy; it’s a fascinating case.

Laura

Thanks, I am bit overwhelmed. I will keep in touch.

Cut To: Interior Joe’s Café

Laura

I’ll have a decaf latte and some whole-wheat toast with raspberry jam. Here, did you say $4.50, I got it.

What is this?

How did this get here?

Dr. Ferrens

 

 

Your brother suffers with an acute case of episodic paranoid schizophrenia.

 

 

Laura

A week ago, he was fine; the deterioration is so marked as to appear so distorted. I barley know that man in there. What did he say happened?

 

 

Dr. Ferrens

 

He claims that a man recently murdered his mother. The sole witness to this event was his sister. The mother died before her eyes and the brother committed suicide. What your brother claims is that the dead women’s soul, reached into his sister, the daughter and possessed. The daughter so loved her mother she allowed herself the burden of this so-called possession.

 

 

Laura

 

I am just stunned, is there any reality or truth to this. At All?

 

 

Dr. Ferrens

 

Truth or reality depends on how you wish to interrupt it. Your brother is at Lazarus, because you wanted to give him a second chance of life? Correct? We give him the best possible care and how he chooses to respond to that care, depends on him.

 

Laura

 

Oh…. on God?

 

Dr. Ferrens

 

As you wish. Here is the reality of the situation your brother deals with. These are the press clippings of the murder and the suicide.

 

Laura

 

So there is a reality? It did happen and he saw it.

 

Dr. Ferrens

 

He did see it and it is a reality.. But from 5 years ago.

Look at the date.

 

Laura

 

What..? It happened 5 years ago. But to him it happened this week.

 

Dr. Ferrens

Episodic paranoid schizophrenia with delusional affects.

 

Laura

 

I am so sorry, I had no idea. Can I see the press clippings? Do you think he saw it and somehow contrived it?

 

Dr. Ferrens

 

It happens, they have a lot of time on their hands so we never really know where they get it from. He did deny seeing the clippings but we cannot be sure. I ‘ll give you a copy, it’s a fascinating case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A little note from Terry

Dear Laura, As you can see, I do see and I do know. I knew what you would say and I knew what he would say. How, I do not know. Please get me out of here.

Love Terry

Laura

What I have I done?… putting him in a place like that. He was only an alcoholic and so sensitive.

Laura

(on Phone)

Terry, I did not know, what have you been going through?

Terry

Hey, Sis, Don’t cry. I just don’t know what to do. I saw what I saw and I knew you would understand once you knew.

Laura

Look, I am so blown away about this and I have to think clearly, my sweet dear brother.. I so misunderstood you, forgive me.

Terry

There is nothing to forgive, it just happened, just get me out of here and we have to help her.

Laura

Who? Her? What are you talking about?

Terry

That women, Michelle Franklin

Laura

Michelle Franklin.. Terry my first responsibility is to you.. Why Michelle?

Terry

‘Cause I promised.

Laura

Let’s deal with you…First.

Cut To Interior Angela Holts Apartment:

Arthur

This pasta, quatro fromagio is excellent.

Angela

Actually, it is 45 seconds to well done.

Arthur

45 seconds to well done, how can you tell. Hey you are that good?

Angela

I am that good.

Arthur

Such goodness needs to be rewarded

Angela

Rewarded how?

Arthur

On bended knee.. Marry me.. what do you think?

Angela

You have great taste in rocks, a canary diamond and in women but I have to think… will you excuse me..for a while.

Arthur

Sure, hey I will help you carry those dishes.

Angela

NO.. I Can do this.

Arthur

Angela, you have been in the kitchen for a while.. what’s going on ?

Angela

T H I N K I N G .. I am thinking.

Arthur

Why are you scrubbing the floor.. why are you crying… Did I say something to upset you.. I am, sorry.

Angela

You asked me to marry you… you want to marry me, don’t you understand….me.

Arthur

Yes, I want to marry you.. It is a good thing.

Angela

You do not get it.. not at ALL. Just leave me alone….You do not understand what you have done.

Please leave me alone.

Arthur

If that is what you wish? I am very confused?

Angela

Don’t be it is me and you are great, I’ll call you when I have sorted this out.. just go okay..okay.

Arthur

See ya.

Exterior Angela Holt apartment

Arthur Continued

What was that all about? I have messages on this phone.

Hey Grant what’s up?

GRANT

What’s up, I have tried to reach for the past hour. We have a major problem on out hands.

Arthur

You too? I had my hands full, what’s going on?

GRANT

We are broke and we have no water.

ARTHUR

You are way ahead of me on this, I have no idea what you are referring to. Back up for a second. All I knew was that you were in..Where are you?

Grant

Was.. I was in Zambia? You don’t sound right? Did anything happen?

Arthur

In a manner of speaking, Tropical Depression Angela. Never mind, go on.

ATTENTION :FOOT NOTE TO INTERESTED PARTIES

As this is designed as a Series. The Characters emerge in the episodic developments and the plot lines interweave from episode to episode and the characters evolve. It can be a stand alone, one of… but I am writing it as episodic ?

Anyway I hope you enjoy it.

CRISTOPH

For Further Information ;

Please Contact

Cristoph De Caermichael

cristoph00@gmail.com

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