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II/ Final Destination II

CLEAR If you have the same power as Alex, you'll be seeing signs soon. When you see anything creepy or ominous, an in-your-face irony kinda thing? Don't ignore it. It usually means the difference between life and death.

KIMBERLY (to herself) The songs on the radio. (to Clear) But wait. I don't understand. Why is this even happening to me?

CLEAR That's what Alex used to ask himself right up until... For an instant, we see a gentle side of Clear.

KIMBERLY It's obvious you know what you're talking about. You beat it. You have to help us. Clear suddenly toughens up, an abrupt mood shift.

CLEAR I didn't beat it; I hid from it. If you were smart you'd put a down payment on a burial plot and say goodbye to the dog, because what little life you have left is over as you know it. Don't make new friends, don't fall in love, and don't ever bother trying to save others. That's the worst killer of them all.

KIMBERLY How can you say that? What kind of monster are you? At once, Clear, enraged, is in her face, speaking through clenched teeth.

CLEAR My family is dead. My friends are dead. And Alex... Clear angrily peels a Polaroid off the wall and shows it to Kimberly. While we don't see the photo, Kimberly's horrified face paints a gruesome picture on its own.

CLEAR And yes, that's the blade of a fucking ceiling fan in his head. Clear pounds on the door, apparently done with Kimberly. A GUARD opens the door. Kimberly, devastated, turns to leave, then summons her courage and turns back to Clear.

KIMBERLY Know what? I think you're a coward. I think you hide out in here because you're too damn bitter and selfish to care about another living soul. In my opinion, you're already dead. Kimberly leaves, giving Clear something to think about. EXT. KIMBERLY'S HOUSE - DAY As Kimberly pulls into her driveway, she's surprised to see a STRANGE CAR parked there. Then -- THOMAS, wearing street clothes, peers through the front window of the house. He guiltily backs away as Kimberly gets out.

THOMAS I tried calling last night but your father --

KIMBERLY Evan Shaeffer's dead. Thomas nods and leans against the large glass windows that reflect the sky behind them.

THOMAS I know. I've gotten calls all morning from everyone who was on the onramp. We're all meeting at my apartment tonight.

KIMBERLY Then you believe all this?? That Death is working off a list? Thomas hesitates before answering.

THOMAS I didn't. Until I was dispatched to clean up one of the Flight 180 survivors.

KIMBERLY Clean up? I don't... Suddenly through the reflection of the window glass, Kimberly sees hundreds of pigeons dive bomb her at once! Like a scene out of THE BIRDS, Kimberly must duck and cover as the pigeons assault her from every angle. But when Kimberly turns away from the reflection, toward the actual pigeons, THEY'RE GONE. ALL IN HER HEAD.

KIMBERLY Did you see that?? Thomas, concerned for her, saw nothing.

KIMBERLY Pigeons... It's a sign! If Clear's right about the order, then Nora and Tim are going to be attacked by Pigeons!

THOMAS I'm not following you --

KIMBERLY They're next on the list. We have to find them.

EXT. MEDICAL COMPLEX - DAY ANGLE ON Woman's Nike shoe on a down-moving escalator. Reveal Nora taking her son Tim to a dentist's office. The SHOELACE snags on a bolt of one of the steel side panels, untying it... TIM (mischievous smile) You think the tooth fairy's gonna come tonight? I'm thinkin' like fifteen bucks.

NORA Nice try, kiddo. Tim smiles, then winces from the pain in his mouth. THE DANGLING SHOELACE heads straight for the escalator grate. IT GETS SWALLOWED UP. As Tim steps off, Nora TRIPS forward. Her caught sneaker is pulled tighter into the innards of the metal staircase. TIM Mom! Tim watches helplessly as Nora reaches down, tugging at her sneaker, fear mounting. Tim also grabs her sneaker and yanks. Finally, the shoelace SNAPS, and Nora's free again. TIM You okay? Nora puts on a brave face and begins tying one long shoelace to the stubby one. NORA Sure hon. I'm fine. Let's shake it, we're late. Tim nods. The wind picks up as they continue past a -- CONSTRUCTION CREW Who apply industrial suction cups to large, thick sheets of PLATED GLASS. Tim stares in childlike fascination as they pass JACKHAMMERS, a CEMENT MIXER, and an EXCAVATOR. INT. CLEAR'S PADDED ROOM - DAY Clear Rivers applies fun-tack to the back of a newspaper article and sticks it on the wall devoted to Flight 180. REVEAL A photo of Eva, "Lotto Winner Killed By Ladder". Clear backs away, pausing to look at a group photo of the Survivors of Flight 180 just before take off. Smiling faces. TIM Not so much. Dr. Lees keeps a skeptical smile to himself. INT. WAITING ROOM - CONTINUOUS The RECEPTIONIST appears next to the fallen fish food with a VACUUM. She plugs it in an outlet below the fishtank. A startling GRIND as the vacuum turns on and coughs up a nail. She vacuums up the fish food around Nora's feet. The DEAD FISH gets sucked into the water filter in the fishtank which sputters and stops. The water level RISES, spilling water over the side of the tank. The water TRICKLES closer to the outlet. EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - DAY Thomas drives his car into a friendly neighborhood. Kimberly, riding shotgun, hangs up her cell phone. KIMBERLY Turn around. The cleaning woman said they're at the dentist's. 14th and Main.

THOMAS Hold on. Thomas expertly skids into a U-turn. INT. DENTIST OFFICE - CONTINUOUS Tim looks petrified as Dr. Lees unveils a tray full of PICS, CARVERS and EXTRACTING FORCEPS. The KA-CHUNG of construction outside makes it impossible to concentrate, but, hands trembling slightly, Dr. Lees picks up a pic and mirror and starts examining Tim's mouth. CU of PIC gently prodding Tim's teeth. DR. LEES (O.S.) I'm a little disappointed, Tim. Does your mom know you've been smoking? Tim groans "uh-uh", then suddenly flinches. DR. LEES (O.S.) Yeah, that'll have to be filled. A BANG from the window startles Dr. Lees. His HAND JERKS, but luckily the pic was removed from Tim's mouth. Dr. Lees whips around in time to see a PIGEON flutter away from the window. DR. LEES Jesus. Every day at the same damn time. Now this'll only sting for a moment. Dr. Lees picks up a large SYRINGE and moves it toward Tim's open mouth. DR. LEES Open big. Wiiiiider... Tim's eyes radiate fear. The MOUTH OPENS. Reluctantly. Tim nervously eyes the window as the needle enters... ANGLE ON NEEDLE heading toward his gumline -- BANG! Another pigeon takes a header into the reflection. Dr. Lees' hand jerks, nearly jabbing Tim's tongue. Tim squirms violently. Dr. Lees looks towards the window angrily. DR. LEES How the hell do they expect me to... Would you rather have the laughing gas? Tim nods his head ferociously. DR. LEES Jean? I need you in here. (waits) Jean??! INT. WAITING ROOM - CONTINUOUS Jean continues vacuuming. The vacuum makes contact with Nora's foot. INT. DENTIST OFFICE - CONTINUOUS After a minute, Dr. Lees angrily switches on two compressors: Oxygen and Nitrous Oxide. By now, the NO mask has been attached around Tim's nose. As Tim drifts off, Dr. Lees lowers a DRILL into his mouth. DR. LEES Open big. Wiiiiiider. Excruciating SOUNDS of the drill going through enamel. INTERCUT KIMBERLY AND THOMAS Racing to the medical complex throughout. THE WAITING ROOM The WATER TRICKLES into the outlet. The vacuum sparks and dies just as -- BACK IN DR. LEES' OFFICE BANG! SFX: BROKEN GLASS - it sounds like a pigeon finally crashed through the window. In the other room. DR. LEES Goddamn it already. Dr. Lees marches out of the room to investigate. Another quick electrical surge and the OXYGEN COMPRESSOR flutters off. The needle drops. But the NITROUS flow remains strong. ANGLE ON FISH MOBILE Spinning from a new breeze. Suddenly, a small round PUFFER FISH FALLS directly into Tim's mouth. Soft, gurgling and choking. INT. WAITING ROOM - CONTINUOUS Nora stares at a pigeon with a broken wing frantically trying to fly right. Dr. Lees makes a half-hearted attempt to soothe and catch it. BACK IN DR. LEES' OFFICE SLOW DOLLY up to Tim. Choking, gurgling. His eyes are open, but rolled up. His hand limply reaches up...then drops. Sounds of commotion in the next room seem to fade away as we continue our SLOW DOLLY into Tim's eyes. They GLAZE OVER...the choking stops. And a HAND reaches into frame and pulls the puffer fish out of Tim's mouth. REVEAL JEAN looking petrified at the close call, looking around to make sure nobody saw... EXT. MEDICAL COMPLEX - LATER Nora and Tim, feeling better now, walk past the CONSTRUCTION CREW. A CRANE OPERATOR smiles at Tim, who smiles back. From across the mall, the tiny running figures of Kimberly and Thomas appear in the distance, pointing and screaming. TIM What are they doing here? And why are they yelling "pigeons"? Just then, Tim and Nora walk into a large cluster of PIGEONS who suddenly burst into flight, startling the Crane Operator, whose hand inadvertently jerks a lever - A METALLIC CHAIN RATTLE fills the air and Tim looks up just as a HUGE SHEET OF GLASS PLUMMETS downward toward him and CRUSHES him, his mangled body visible underneath. As two pearly whites roll around on the sidewalk, NORA SCREAMS. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. MEDICAL COMPLEX - LATER Emergency vehicles everywhere. Thomas seems exhausted as he walks back to Kimberly, who stands by his car. In the BG, EMTs load a stretcher into an ambulance. THOMAS (shaking his head) Nora's not coming. She refuses to leave her son.

KIMBERLY We have to tell her she's in danger!

THOMAS (sadly) I did. And right now, I don't think she cares. EXT. KIMBERLY'S HOUSE - DAY Thomas' car turns into the driveway and parks. Kimberly holds up her hand and watches it tremble. KIMBERLY It's happening again. It's fucking happening again. I hoped we'd get there and they'd be okay, that Clear Rivers was full of shit and Evan's death was just a freak accident... Thomas kills the engine to listen. KIMBERLY But we're all going to die. We can't stop it. It's just a matter of time. I'm so scared. Thomas takes her hand and squeezes it reassuringly. THOMAS I am too. But you can use that fear. It'll sharpen your instincts. Keep you alert fro signs. It's the only way you'll be able to save the others...and me. Kimberly, seeming overwhelmed, pulls her hand back. Thomas senses he's losing her, and softens her approach. THOMAS I know you didn't ask for any of this, Kimberly. But I don't think you have it in you to quit either. Kimberly stares straight ahead, the weight of the world sinking in. BANG! A startling pound on the roof of Thomas' car. Kimberly jumps, then spins around to see: CLEAR RIVERS - standing in the driveway. A determined, powerful presence. Kimberly exits the car. A MOMENT where Kimberly and Clear stare each other down. KIMBERLY Clear/Thomas. Thomas/Clear. Clear nods absently to Thomas, still focused on Kimberly. KIMBERLY (bitter) The second one just dies. A 16 year old kid.

CLEAR (nods; a faint trace of guilt) I hope you're ready for this.

EXT. FUNERAL HOME - DAY Thomas' car pulls into a partially filled parking lot. Kimberly, Thomas and Clear file out and head to the door. KIMBERLY This is cheery.

THOMAS Who is this guy, anyway?

CLEAR A mortician. He seemed to know a hell of a lot more about death than he ever told us.

THOMAS Should we knock?

CLEAR (looking ill) He probably already knows we're coming. INT. FUNERAL HOME - MOMENTS LATER Kimberly, Thomas and Clear open the large wooden doors into a small chapel, creating a loud CREAK. A corpse in an open casket sits at the front of the chapel, post-wake. Kimberly, Thomas and Clear are forced to walk around the dead body to get to a side door. INT. CORRIDOR - MOMENTS LATER The three slowly edge towards a room at the end of a creepy hallway. An ORANGE GLOW flickers from the far room. The unmistakable sounds of a furnace make it all the more eerie. As they near the door, they're able to see inside the room; the shadow of a figure looms against a steel oven. They edge closer. They peek inside the -- INT. CREMATORIUM Oddly there is no one there. As they enter, passing the furnace, a momentary WHOOSH of flames startles them all! They jump back - bumping right into: MR. BLUDWORTH, the dark, sinister mortician from FD1, who has inexplicably appear BEHIND THEM. MORTICIAN Hello, Clear. I've been keeping an eye out for you. The mortician rolls a metal gurney carrying EVAN'S EYELESS BODY toward the firing oven. Kimberly and Thomas are scared. KIMBERLY Oh my God. That's Evan Shaeffer. Clear, however, seems to expect nothing less. MORTICIAN Come to... Pick my brain? The Mortician slides a gleaming set of medical pliers into Evan's mouth. And YANKS out a gold tooth. Kimberly recoils as he discards the bloody tooth on a metal tray. MORTICIAN (to Kimberly) Flesh and bone require 1,600 degrees for cremation. Gold, prosthetics and other metals must be removed before the final --

CLEAR (not falling for this again) Just a simple question and we'll leave you alone with your new friend. The Mortician grins; he likes the new Clear. He crosses the room and hits a LEVER. KA-CHUNK! The oven begins to blaze. MORTICIAN Fire away.

CLEAR How do you cheat Death once and for all? The Mortician, recrossing the room, passes Kimberly and stoops down to sniff, no INHALE, a terrified Kimberly's essence. MORTICIAN Dead. But still fresh. Kimberly shudders as the Mortician moves back to Evan's body. Clear has had about enough. CLEAR (to the Mortician) Look, we drove a long way to get here. So if you happen to know how to get this death monkey off our backs, it sure would be swell if you told us. The Mortician now CLAMPS THE PLIERS around Evan's NIPPLE RING. MORTICIAN For what purpose? You seek a back way out of a room with but one door. You can't cheat Death; there are no escapes.

CLEAR Bullshit. You told me Death has a distinct design, a blueprint, unalterable. But Alex and I cheated Death not once, but dozens of times. If the design is flawed, it can be beaten. A sick smile crosses the Mortician's lips. He yanks the nipple ring OFF! Kimberly looks on both horrified and awed when Clear doesn't flinch back from the pliers, where a bloody nub dangles. MORTICIAN Such fire in you now. People are always most alive just before they die. Don't you think? Clear steps back from him, hate flashing in her eyes. CLEAR It can be beaten. And you know it. CREEEAAAK-SLAM! The Mortician rolls Evan's body into the oven. MORTICIAN Some say that there is a balance to everything. An equilibrium that is the connective tissue of the universe. They say that for every life there is a death, and for every death a life... His words hang in the air. An ominous BREEZE enters. MORTICIAN Solus novus anima licet evinco mortis; Only new life can defeat death. (off their confusion) The list of life is forever set by the Divine Plan, the guiding hand that plots the course of the universe, down to its tiniest elements. Thomas looks to Clear; what's he talking about? The Mortician focuses on Kimberly as if the others had ceased to exist. MORTICIAN The list accounts for every life; from the dawn of man to the great apocalypse. But the introduction of life that was not meant to be, a soul forbidden to roam the earth, that could invalidate Death's list, shatter its very existence. Evan's other eye POPS, startling Thomas and Kimberly. THOMAS What the hell does that mean?

MORTICIAN (with finality) To figure that out you'll have to follow the signs. The Mortician grabs Kimberly. MORTICIAN But be warned. To disrupt the grand design is to unravel the tapestry of the universe. When you pull all the threads apart, you may find yourself hanging from them. The Mortician finally lets Kimberly go. CLEAR One last question. Why is Death working backwards this time? The Mortician glances at his watch - Evan's brand new Rolex. MORTICIAN (shakes head; a sick smile) Sorry, time's up. EXT. GAS STATION - DAY CLOSE UP - GAS DRIPPING From the nozzle in Thomas' car. Thomas fills the tank, watching for signs of danger. Clear's hand is poised over the gas pumps' EMERGENCY CUT-OFF VALVE Some SKATE RATS exit the mini-mart with a pack of Camels, followed by Kimberly, who carries a couple of Red Bulls and hands them out. THOMAS New life defeats death? Follow the signs? Where the hell did you find that guy?

KIMBERLY Yeah, I thought he was supposed to be helpful.

CLEAR He was. If we can use your ability to see the signs, we can cheat Death long enough to figure out what "new life" means. (off their looks) I know, it worries me that I understand him. Thomas tops off the tank. Some gas spills to the ground. Quick looks all around -- sure enough, one of the Skate Rats is about to strike a match. CLEAR'S HAND SLAPS the kid in the back of the head, stopping him mid-motion. CLEAR What the fuck are you thinking? The startled Skate Rat shrinks back from Clear's rage. SKATE RAT I'm thinkin', suck my junk, bee yatch. Thomas chuckles to himself and looks at Kimberly who -- SMASH CUT TO: EXT. LAKE - DAY POV DRIVER. Grease-covered female hands reach out toward a steering wheel of a white van speeding out of control TOWARD A LAKE! The van crashes through a railing and PLUNGES into the water. In moments, the van fills with water, the driver inside trapped. Drowning. Horrible. SMASH CUT TO: INT. GAS STATION - DAY KIMBERLY Comes to Thomas' arms - GASPING uncontrollably for breath. Terror-stricken. She begins hyperventilating. THOMAS What is it? What did you see? It's so bad, Kimberly can't speak. She coughs and gags as if recently drowned. Clear scans the perimeter for immediate dangers. QUICK CUTS: A POWER REPAIRMAN On a cherry picker messes with the transformer, a LAWN BOY pull-starts a WEED WHACKER close to broken glass, a MECHANIC on a tall ladder changes out the gas price numbers, a female DOG WALKER with three dogs approaches the ladder. CLEAR You have to tell us now.

KIMBERLY I...I... Clear shakes her head by the shoulders and barks commands like an angry drill sergeant. CLEAR You're strong. Do you hear me? You're a fucking warrior. Nothing scares you. In fact you happen to be the single most powerful woman on earth. Now what did you see? The words slowly take affect. Kimberly becomes centered, getting her breath back, and speaks without a hitch. KIMBERLY I was driving a white van. It must've gone out of control because it crashed into a lake and I drowned. It was...horrible.

CLEAR You were there?

KIMBERLY I can practically taste the water in my throat. And something else. The smell of flowers...

CLEAR (confused) Then it wasn't just a sign. It was a premonition? Thomas gently releases her, paces. THOMAS Remember the onramp? There was a pregnant woman in a white delivery van.

CLEAR Holy shit. He said "only new life can defeat death." (off looks) If she gives birth to a baby that was never meant to be born, a brand new soul that was never part of Death's Design...

KIMBERLY It throws the entire Death list out of whack. And a new list has to be rewritten from scratch. We all start over with a clean slate.

THOMAS It sounds all well and good, but what if we're wrong?

CLEAR Please, what else could it mean?

KIMBERLY (to Thomas) So if you give us the pregnant lady's number, we can warn her about the lake and she'll live long enough to have the baby.

CLEAR So let's do it.

THOMAS (realization) Shit, I don't have her number. She was never interviewed. She took off right after the accident.

KIMBERLY How are we going to find her? There must be thousands of white vans in this state.

THOMAS Hey, I'm a police officer, remember? INT. A/V ROOM - POLICE STATION - LATER Thomas works a VCR, scanning BACKWARDS through the video footage from the patrol car camera. We see the SUV's explosive collision with the jack-knifed semi. Kimberly is taken by surprise by the sight of the crash. KIMBERLY Oh God... Thomas sees Kimberly and quickly flicks off the monitor. THOMAS I, uh...sorry. Kimberly notices Clear watching her and toughens up. She forces back the tears and quickly wipes the rest away. KIMBERLY I know, I know. We need my eyes. Clear sits beside Kimberly. CLEAR It's all right. I'll take watch. Kimberly looks grateful, and a moment passes between them, but she's already buried the need to cry. KIMBERLY I'm okay. Just caught me by surprise. Put it back on. Clear does, watching the cars seemingly pass in reverse. CLEAR Make sure all these people will be at the meeting tonight.

THOMAS Taken care of. THE MONITOR Back, back, back until the Patrol Car slowly creeps backwards down the onramp. KIMBERLY There it is.

THOMAS Got it. Thomas hits play and we see footage from the patrol car cruising past the White Van. A clean shot of the license plate. Jackpot. As Thomas slides his chair to a data base and types in the plate number, the pause function dislodges, slowly advancing the tape frame by frame. CLEAR I don't get it. Why is everything happening so fast? After Flight 180. A month went by before anyone died. And now five people are dead in less than a day. Thomas' computer screen finally fills with information. THOMAS Here we go. The vehicle's a delivery van registered to Jorge and Isabella Cruz. And Christ, there's almost a dozen domestic disturbance complaints on these two.

CLEAR We need to hurry. They all get up and leave. Ominously, THE MONITOR shows the NEXT VEHICLE creeping behind Nora's Pacer - a white van! INT. CRUZ HOUSE - NIGHT Thomas pulls up to an upper-middle class house. Thomas, Kimberly and Clear get out and start up the unlit path. It's dark, hard to see where they're going, so they negotiate by feeling the bushes aligning the walkway. THOMAS Let's lay this on her gently now. The stress alone could upset the pregnancy. Kimberly nods, ever creeping closer to the front door -- when AUTOMATIC LIGHTS FLASH from over the garage. All three freeze for a moment, during which we hear STOMPING emanate from within the house, and the lights SHUT OFF. But nothing else happens. No one comes to a door. Thomas sighs, and as if suddenly remembering his status, he walks fearlessly and purposefully to the front door. He makes a fist, is about to knock - when the DOOR FLINGS OPEN and a ROTTWEILER LUNGES for his throat - only to have its collar snagged at the last second by its owner - JORGE CRUZ, late 30's, handsome, cocky. He speaks above Rotty's BARKING: JORGE What?

THOMAS I'm Officer Burke. I'm looking for an Isabella Cruz. Suddenly, with an unexpected fury, Jorge SCREAMS at his dog. JORGE Shut up!!! The Rottweiler cowers, and Jorge shoves it to the floor, where it lands on its feet and fearfully trots away. Jorge's face is once again pleasant, but it's a thin veneer. Jorge sees Clear and Kimberly behind Thomas and frowns. THOMAS Are you Jorge Cruz?

JORGE Maybe. What's this about?

THOMAS May we come in?

JORGE No. What's this about? ANGLE ON CLEAR - eyeing what appears to be DROPS OF BLOOD on the tile floor. She takes in what she can see of -- THE ROOM As if a tornado had hit it. Wedding photos smashed and torn. Furniture over-turned. THOMAS (a little stern) It's about your wife, Isabella. Now is she here? Jorge's eyes flicker ever-so-involuntarily behind him. JORGE No. I'm alone. But by now, Thomas has seen everything Clear has and more. He stares through the house, into a bedroom and sees - A FEMALE FOOT lying half0buried under the bedspread. THOMAS Look, pal, it's probably nothing. But I need to see -- Jorge is already closing the door. JORGE Forget it. You'll need a warrant. I know, I'm a lawyer. Clear rushes the door, shoulders it and expertly wriggles past Jorge's grasp. JORGE Stop!!! You can't go in there!!! Clear tears into the bedroom, grabs the bedspread and THROWS it to the floor to reveal a YOUNG WOMAN, naked, trembling with fear, takes a closer look at Clear. YOUNG WOMAN We never meant to hurt you Isa...You're not Isabella! Meanwhile, Jorge yells at Thomas. JORGE I'm going to sue your ass!

KIMBERLY Whose blood is that on the floor? Defensively, Jorge holds up his arm. Freshly cut. JORGE Mine, you idiot. The dog went nuts this afternoon. Now arrest her!

KIMBERLY Where's Isabella? Did you finally kill her you fucking wife beater? Jorge flinches. It's time to come clean. JORGE We had a fight. Some things got broken, the dog went crazy, she left me. Wouldn't say where she was going.

THOMAS What was the fight about?

JORGE Take a guess.

THOMAS Does she have a cell phone? A way we can contact her?

JORGE She did. He eyes a SHATTERED CELL PHONE on the floor. CLEAR We're wasting time with this piece of shit. Let's just get to the meeting. Jorge turns to soothe the frightened Young Woman in the bed. JORGE Hey, when you find her, tell her the kid's half mine. Clear mutters something as they exit the house. CLEAR We can only pray it doesn't come out retarded. Jorge hisses something at the Rotty, which CHARGES them and SPRINGS! But Thomas slams the door on the frothing dog just in time. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. THOMAS' APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT Rory sits in his Chevette outside an apartment building, staring up at the address. He quickly snorts some powder off his key and wipes his nostrils free of crystals. He takes a breath and exits the car. INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT Rory follows some PEOPLE into the elevator. The elevator doors close on his shoe -- trapping Rory in an awkward position. One MAN frantically pushes the DOORS OPEN button to no avail. Finally, as the elevator rises, Rory YANKS his foot free. MAN Jesus Christ. I wrote to management two weeks ago about these friggin' bumpers. Rory bends down and inspects his shoe. RORY Damn, is that dogshit? Rory briefly holds the shoe too close to the Man's face - see? - before disgustedly slipping it back on. DING. The doors open. The man hurries out and the elevator DOORS CLOSE on Rory's smirking face. HARD CUT TO: INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT - LATER REVEAL - Nora, Rory, and Kat, mortified, sit on a couch. It's obvious the bomb's been dropped, reality has set in. Clear and Kimberly await their reactions. Nora raises a trembling hand. NORA Does anybody have a Valium? Kat opens her purse and hands her a blue pill. KAT You'll want to take -- Nora pops it in her mouth. KAT -- half of that. Nora chews, her eyes half dead from bereavement. Across the loft, Thomas paces, phone in hand. THOMAS (quietly, into phone) Any word yet on the Dodge van? Damn. Eugene alone seems unafraid. He uses a GRABBER - a long pole with movable claw on the end - to OPEN THE SKYLIGHT. When done, he balances the long pole precariously against the wall. An OMINOUS BREEZE enters. Clear notices MAGAZINE PAGES blowing over the desk by the couch. NORA So that would mean... I'm next.

EUGENE Nobody's next. This is crazy. First death's stalking us and now premonitions?

KAT This can't be happening. My career's at a peak, I finally met a cute guy, I just bought a new house...

RORY Just shut the fuck up and maybe you'll live. Kat's hands ball into fists. The hatred is mutual. Clear reaches for a nearby cardboard box on the desk, noticing MAGAZINE PAGES blowing over until their weight tips over a PENCIL HOLDER which spills pens out. She takes the box to Nora. CLEAR You're not next, Nora. Nobody has to be next. That's the point. Last time, we didn't plan. We weren't organized. Now we can help each other. She reaches into the box and passes out cell phones to Nora and the others. CLEAR Think what would have happened if Kimberly had been able to warn you with the word pigeons... Nora's head falls. Kimberly senses her anguish and takes over. KIMBERLY The point is, as long as you know what to beware of, you have a fighting chance. It can be beaten. If I call you and say subway, get to a high rise fast. A place where no subway could possibly go, get it? Everyone nods in understanding. Rory fidgets, sniffling, then POUNDS the table in frustration. Startling Kat. RORY Why the hell did I ever get on Route 18 in the first place? That's me, Mr. Dumb Fucking Luck. Clear, very alert, looks at the tipped PENCIL HOLDER. PENS ROLL toward the end of the desk, toward a large White Pages directory which hangs precariously off the edge just so. CLEAR Anyone read today's paper? The article on Evan Shaeffer? No one says a word. CLEAR The only reason he was on Route 18 was because he own the lottery and had to collect the winnings.

RORY That lucky bastard.

CLEAR What about the rest of you? Kimberly, you were driving to Daytona. Was Route 18 your first choice?

KIMBERLY The new freeway was faster, but Route 18 was the way my mom used to take, so... They take turns going around the room. THOMAS Route 18 is Drake's assignment, but he called in sick so I got... (blanches) Drake's never sick.

KAT I was my first day of jury duty.

EUGENE Jury duty? That's randomly selected by social security numbers.

CLEAR Random, sure.

EUGENE What, you think Death planned for each of us to die in the pile up weeks ago? You're nuts. Clear fumes. Rory looks ill and reaches into his wallet. RORY Last July I dialed a wrong number and got a radio station by accident. They asked me what number means "good luck" in Jewish.

KAT Eighteen. And it's "Hebrew".

RORY Anyway, I guessed it right and won these. Rory holds up two Yankee tickets. RORY The best way to get to Yankee Stadium is Route 18.

KIMBERLY I don't know what's weirder, the dialing a wrong number part or that Death would set you up nine months in advance.

THOMAS (realization) Whoa, nine months?

KIMBERLY Are you thinking what I'm thinking? INT. CHEAP MOTEL - NIGHT ANGLE ON ISABELLA'S PREGNANT BELLY. REVEAL she's lying down, binging on take-out food, while speaking on the motel phone. A disturbing metallic SQUEAK SCRAPE-SQUEAK can be heard, nearly drowning out the SCREAMING COUPLE next door. ISABELLA Yes, I'd like to report a domestic squabble - my name? Isabella Cruz why, does it matter? I'm at the Super 8 motel. Yes, I own a white van. So what? Just get over here. Isabella hangs up, recoiling at VIOLENT THUMPS against her wall. PULL BACK AND UP TO REVEAL the source of the unsettling SQUEAK is a rickety, wobbling CEILING FAN. INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT - NIGHT Kimberly whispers into the phone. KIMBERLY I'm sorry, Dad, we're having a hard time with Shaina's eulogy. I'll stay here at Virginia's tonight and see you tomorrow. I love you too. She hangs up, looking guilty for having lied to her father. Clear keeps her eyes on the pens that ROLL on the slightly canted table into the about-to-fall White Pages directory. CLEAR Remember everyone, just because Kimberly's got the power doesn't mean we're not all capable of seeing signs to some extent. The pens softly tap the phone book one by one until it lazily tips over and PLOPS HEAVILY onto a GOOSE-DOWN THROW PILLOW. Small feathers from the pillow are carried upwards by the breeze. Everyone in the room watches them rise. RORY It's like Forrest Gump. They float across the room, ultimately landing on a MOUSETRAP! SNAP! The trap flies over and knocks into the base of the unstable Grabber - which tips and slowly slides down the wall. Clear, in a chair, looks directly above her head at a LARGE SWORDFISH mounted on the wall. The Grabber picks up speed, arcs downward and hits the mounted SWORDFISH. The supporting brackets give, causing the SWORDFISH TO TIP and SLIDE DOWNWARD! Clear lurches back in her chair just in time - the razor sharp bill impales the seat cushion between her legs! CLEAR Fuck. Should have seen that coming. The institution's made me soft. Clear gets up, carefully easing herself around the swordfish. Eugene isn't quite sure what to make of what he's just seen. EUGENE If Death has got such a hard-on for you, maybe you should get the hell away from us.

KIMBERLY We need her. She's the only one who's dealt with this before, idiot! Kimberly looks self-conscious by her outburst. Clear, however, looks grateful. CLEAR We're all going to have to open our eyes from now on. Look out for each other. Sleep in shifts. (looks around apartment) And we've got to safeproof this deathtrap. MONTAGE - SAFEPROOFING THE APARTMENT Everyone but Nora and Eugene helps unplug appliances, put out the fire, take down hanging objects, switch off the gas, put sharp objects away, affix padding to chart corners... Kat, placing poisonous cleansers and flammable liquids in a box, nervously pulls out a pack of smokes. Thomas watches as he takes a hanging mirror off the wall. KAT Screw this. I'm going outside for a smoke.

THOMAS You think you should? It's not safe out there.

KAT So? Nora's gotta bite it before me anyway, right? Kat steps towards the front door, then remembers the cell phone and grabs it just in case. Thomas smiles 'good job' at her. Kimberly, unscrewing the light bulb, looks up when Nora rises from the couch in a stupor and struggles to put on her jacket. Kimberly looks concerned. KIMBERLY Where are you going, Nora? You okay? Nora fights the sleeve, dazed and defeated. NORA Four years ago my husband died. Now Tim. There's nothing left for me. Kimberly stops pouring liquor down the drain. KIMBERLY Don't say that. Once you lose hope, it's already too late. Eugene snickers. Nora looks up, anger surfacing. NORA If it's my time to go, to be in heaven with my family, then I can accept that.

KIMBERLY You can't give up. Don't accept Death's plan. Trust me, you can fight this. If we can just survive long enough until that baby is born, we can -- Nora looks more resolute than ever. NORA If you'll excuse me, I have a funeral to prepare. Everyone looks crushed when Nora heads for the door. Except Eugene, who stands up as well. EUGENE Yeah, why am I listening to a girl who just got out of the nut house? As Eugene heads out, Kimberly becomes enraged and grabs him. KIMBERLY Seeing you die once was enough for me.

EUGENE Whatever. I control my life, not fate.

CLEAR I'll be sure to put that on your tombstone. Rory presses a cell phone into Eugene's hand on his way out. RORY Be careful. And even if you don't believe, give this to Nora.

INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT BUILDING - NIGHT Eugene pushes the elevator button a thousand times. Nora nervously ties her long hair back in a single braid. INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS The nervous group finishes safe-proofing the apartment. RORY, standing on the couch, pulls a POLICE ACADEMY DIPLOMA off the wall - and slips - stumbling BACKWARDS into the closet. Staggering, he accidentally knocks some COAT HANGARS and a VOLLEYBALL TROPHY from the high shelf to the floor. Thomas whips around and sees that Rory's not hurt. He then lowers his gaze and sees -- The figurine of a VOLLEYBALL TROPHY is framed by a tangled jumble of wire COAT HANGARS. Suddenly, STREETLIGHT FLICKERS ON for the evening. Oddly, it only illuminates the Trophy/Hangar array. From Rory's vantage point, it looks like a surreal sculpture of a man with hooks emanating from his body. The sodium vapor lamp casts an OMINOUS GLOW around the image. RORY ...man with hooks. I see a man with hooks. Someone?!?! The others look over, trying to see what he does. THOMAS (unsure) I kinda see it, yeah. So...Nora's going to be killed by a man with hooks? Kimberly and Clear stare at the volleyball trophy - the street lamp ominously FLICKERS OUT AND DIES. Everyone looks around for a hesitant beat, then Thomas picks up his cell phone. Clear first walks, then RUNS out the door. INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT BUILDING - CONTINUOUS The elevator finally comes. Eugene and Nora get inside, standing in front of a gaunt looking man holding a cardboard box full of PROSTHETIC LIMBS. MUZAK plays AC/DC's HIGHWAY TO HELL. EUGENE Going down, right? The Gaunt Man says nothing. The DOORS CLOSE. INT. ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS Eugene stares blankly at the CONCAVE MIRROR in the upper corner. He's disturbed by the WARPED REFLECTION OF: THE GAUNT MAN leans closer to Nora's hair and as the doors finally close, he leans over and SMELLS it. Creepy. EUGENE Um, by the way, your shoe's untied. Nora bends down to tie her shoelace (the one that snapped). She tries tying the long dangling shoelace to the stubby one as Eugene's cell phone VIBRATES in his hand. Startled, he drops it to the floor. Then looks embarrassed. EUGENE Probably for you, anyway. Nora picks it up. STATIC CRACKLES. It's hard to make out Thomas' yelling. NORA Officer Burke? I can't hear... A beat of confusion, then she slowly turns to see the clawed hooks and hands of the Prosthetic limbs. Terror. She freezes. EUGENE What is it? What's wrong? But Nora's too frightened to speak. Eugene grabs the phone, hearing unintelligible STATIC. INTERCUT CLEAR As she frantically hits the elevator button. When it fails to come, she runs downstairs. INT. ELEVATOR - CONTINUOUS Nora slowly rises to her feet, feverishly mouthing a prayer... As the door opens, Nora rushes out - unseen to her, her long braid gets snagged on one of the PROSTHETIC HOOKS, YANKING her backwards. NORA Let me go let me go!

EUGENE Oh, watch it, you've caught your uh... The Guant Man's sweet voice and demeanor are a clear contrast to his outward appearance. MAN Goodness gracious, darling, let me help you with... Nora panic,s as Eugene and the Man try to untangle her braid. Nora desperately spins her body around, sticking her head back inside the elevator. Kat appears in the lobby, smoking a cigarette. KAT You alright, Nora? The elevator DOORS begin to close, and CLAMP around Nora's neck, her head inside, body outside the elevator. Eugene pounds on the BUMPERS, but they don't seem to work! NORA My God, someone please let me out of this -- INTERCUT The UP BUTTON is lit. Clear rushes to the lobby. The Elevator RISES! INSIDE THE ELEVATOR, Eugene watches Nora's head drop to floor level - then he pounds the Emergency Button - which SHORTS OUT! Nora's body lifts upwards from the force of the elevator floor! Nora's screams of terror and agony fill the air as the elevator repeatedly LURCHES UPWARDS. Kat gasps in horror to see this poor woman suspended above the floor. It lurches. And lurches. And lurches. The horror never ends. Clear comes from the stairwell and is shocked by the sight. She runs to the elevator doors, trying to pry them apart to no avail. All Kat can do, crying, is grab hold of Nora's flailing legs and try to pull her back down. The elevator lurches a final time. NORA'S HEADLESS BODY fall down into Kat's arms, knocking her to the floor. Kat freaks, skittering away as the body convulses. INSIDE THE ELEVATOR Eugene balls his hands to his mouth in undeniable fear. A bloodcurdling moan escapes him. He stares transfixed as Nora's head, still aghast in terror, rolls around the floor. The sight clearly sends Eugene over the edge. He SCREAMS, CLAWS AND POUNDS, desperate to escape the elevator. INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT - MOMENTS LATER Eugene suddenly bursts through the door, babbling incoherently. Kimberly, Thomas and Rory look on, bewildered. EUGENE ...no escapes my ass. I control my fate. I die on my terms, hear me Reaper cockscuker?! Eugene's in another world. He approaches Thomas and lunges for his GUN - yanking it from the holster! THOMAS What the hell are you...?

EUGENE Ain't going out like that. On my terms!

THOMAS Just take it easy! A twisted insane smile comes to Eugene's face as he jams the gunbarrel to his temple. The others shrink back in terror. He PULLS THE TRIGGER. CLICK! Eugene tries again. CLICK! Thomas looks stunned as Eugene goes through every round, CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK CLICK... Kimberly breaths a sigh of relief. KIMBERLY You don't keep it loaded? Thomas' eyes disagree. He reaches in and GRABS the gun away from Eugene, who stands there trembling. Thomas cracks open the cylinder. Loaded. RORY Maybe they were all duds.

THOMAS Six in a row? Never. Impossible. That's like (sinking realization) ...winning the lottery.

CLEAR (O.S.) It wasn't his turn to die. Everyone turns to see Clear and Kat, standing in the doorway, DRENCHED IN BLOOD. Kat trembles uncontrollably. KAT Can we find the pregnant woman, please?

DISSOLVE TO: INT. THOMAS' APARTMENT - DAWN Flashing lights from rescue vehicles illuminate the living room. In the newly conformed safe house, Kat and Clear relax as best they can in Thomas' dry clothes. Thomas makes another phone call. In the corner, Eugene shivers to himself. Desperately looking for signs of danger. He looks over to Clear. EUGENE Um, Clear? I'm sorry...about before. I...

CLEAR Your entire world view just went out the window. I couldn't expect a religious conversation overnight. We'll get through this. (beat) I promise. Eugene looks immensely relieved. Rory ambles over to Kimberly, his typical callousness gone. RORY Can I ask you a question?


RORY When I die. Is it gonna hurt?

KIMBERLY I...I don't know. Rory nods. He expected as much. He fishes his LICENSE and KEYS out of his pocket. RORY And you're gonna die after me, right?

KIMBERLY I guess so.

RORY (re: keys and license) Would you take these? And if I die... (tears well up) Could you throw all my drugs out? Paraphernalia, porno, you know... Anything that would break my mom's heart. Kimberly looks deeply into his eyes, looking for the punchline. When she doesn't see one, she nods tenderly and takes the keys. The PHONE RINGS. Rory jumps at the sound, paranoid eyes in scan mode. Thomas answers, speaks softly, hangs up. THOMAS A one very pissed off Ms. Isabella Cruz is being detained up in Greenwood. Let's finish this thing. EXT. COUNTRY ROADS - DAY Kat's Ford Expedition winds its way through rural New York. A SPORTS CAR speeds past on the left, then as it pulls in front of the Expedition, its slipstream sucks over some debris from the shoulder; a thin metal piece of trim, which bounces in front of Kat's Expedition's left front tire. CU KAT'S WHEEL WELL -- the metal trim is shot upward into the wheel well, where it lodges firmly, its sharp metal edge GRINDING AGAINST THE RUBBER. INSIDE THE CAR Kat drives, Thomas reading directions in the shotgun seat. Kimberly, Eugene and Rory ride in back. In the CARGO area, Clear scans out the rear window for danger. Rory fidgets. RORY Is this safe, guys? I mean, someone in this car is about to get whacked. Do the rest of us really feel like sitting next to him? (off Kat's glare) Or her. Hopefully her. An uncomfortable beat. THOMAS Guys, let's not panic. Isabella's safe.

KIMBERLY How do you know?

THOMAS You said she was going to drive into a lake. How can she when she's in protective custody? INT. SHERIFF'S STATION - DAY Isabella, pissed, is in a holding tank. Small town deputy STEVE ADAMS, 30's, CLEANS HIS GUN in her direction. ISABELLA What do you mean "grand theft auto?" This is insane.

STEVE Hopefully the district judge can straighten it all out by Monday morning.

ISABELLA (figures it out) Jorge. When I get out of here I'm going to sue his cheating ass off. As she fumes, a rivulet of WATER streaks down her leg. ISABELLA Oh my God. Steve, at first confused, sees the water and gasps. STEVE Are you kidding me?! Oh, man. He rushes across the room, pulls a lever, unlocking the cell. STEVE C'mon. Let's go. As Steve throws on his jacket, we reveal its prominent emblem: GREENWOOD LAKE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT. EXT. SHERIFF'S STATION - MOMENTS LATER Small town station. Only one patrol car. In the patrol car, Isabella buckles up in the shotgun seat, the belt stretched tightly across her belly. Deputy Steve tries the ignition, but the car won't start. STEVE Damn, they always stick me with the clunker.

ISABELLA Take my van! EXT. WESTCHESTER COUNTY - DAY KAT'S EXPEDITION speeds through a yellow light and continues on. CLOSE ON EXPEDITION'S LEFT TIRE Metal sheers away more rubber. INSIDE THE EXPEDITION Rory, antsy, rubbing his nostrils, stares at two Yankee tickets. RORY Here's what I don't get. For nine months, Death does all this shit to make sure I win these tickets and end up on Route 18 at exactly the right time for the pile up...

KAT Yeah?

RORY But why single me out? What am I in the great scheme of things? You'd think I stepped off Flight 180 or something... Fucking weird, man.

THOMAS You want weird? Last year, my partner and I were heading out for the graveyard shift. A call comes in about a train wreck and Frank decides to let me handle it alone. (beat) Frank died that night in a shootout. I'd be dead too if that call had come in just ten seconds later. Everyone nods in that 'life's weird' reverence kind of way. KAT I got that beat. So like, last May, I was supposed to stay at this cheesy bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania. There was a major gas leak no one knew about and all the guests suffocated during the night.

RORY Yeah, so what happened?

KAT I never mad it. The Greyhound bus I was on splattered some chick all over the road and we had to stop.

CLEAR Was that in Mt. Abraham?

KAT Yeah. How did you know?

CLEAR (sinking realization) That bus you were on? It killed Terry Mathers. She was supposed to die on Flight 180.

KAT I'm not sure I--

THOMAS Shit. The call about the train wreck that saved my life? That was the night I scraped up Billy Hitchcock.


KIMBERLY Another kid from Flight 180. A chill passes over the group. INT. WINDING ROADS - DAY Deputy Steve speeds the White Van up the narrow winding road. Isabella breathes Lamaze-style through intense pain. ISABELLA Promise me...I won't have the baby...in this van. Speeding up the incline, Steve tries to speed around a Volkswagon Beetle, but cars scream by in the opposite direction. ISABELLA Get around it!!! Steve leans on the horn and stomps the gas, dangerously riding the shoulder around the Beetle. Way ahead of the Beetle, on the left side, is a LAKE. EXT. WINDING ROADS BRIAN GIBBONS, 15, cheerfully drives a TRACTOR hauling a WHOODCHIPPER across the high crest of the empty road toward a pile of thick branches. The Tractor unexpectedly stalls in the middle of the road. He tries the ignition, pumps the gas. Nothing... Only by standing on the tractor can Brian see the White Van speeding up the hill toward him. He jumps down and frantically tires starting the tractor. Once, twice, nothing. EXT. KAT'S EXPEDITION - CONTINUOUS CU FRONT TIRE - METAL shreds away more rubber. INT. KAT'S EXPEDITION - CONTINUOUS Rory excitedly makes a connection. RORY Remember the theater in Paris that collapsed last year, killed everyone inside? Everyone nods, anticipating... RORY I had tickets to go, but one day I'm in Paris, trippin' on acid, sippin' lattes an' such, and this dude gets whacked by a falling sign.

CLEAR Carter.

RORY Freaked me out so bad I hid in a shopping cart for four hours. 'Course, missed the show...

CLEAR What about you, Kimberly? Did you anyone from Flight-? Clear stops when she sees all the color has drained from Kimberly's face. Even Eugene looks concerned. EUGENE Are you okay? The car becomes completely silent (except for the slight SCRAPING) as Kimberly prepares to tell her story. KIMBERLY A little over a year ago, my mother and I went to the mall. I was supposed to meet her outside, but I got caught up watching some news report about some kid who committed suicide. I kept thinking, "How can you strangle yourself in a bathtub?" That's retarded. Thomas mouths, "Tod?" to Clear. Clear nods. KIMBERLY It felt wrong. And yet... (continuing) There were gunshots outside and I ran... (chokes up) Some kids tried to jack her car. She fought them off - she was a fighter - and they killed her. Kimberly looks to Clear. KIMBERLY After the funeral I had this overwhelming feeling that it should have been me. I figured that's how everyone must feel. But I guess I was right. Thomas reaches between the seats and takes Kimberly's hand. As he looks into her eyes, Kat takes her own eyes off the road to light a cigarette. INTERCUT BRIAN The tractor is safely off the road next to a wood pile. Brian grabs a cord and starts up the whoodchipper. INT. KAT'S EXPEDITION - CONTINUOUS CLEAR It's all starting to come together. When Alex got us off Flight 180, it didn't just change our lives. It affected everyone and everything we've come into contact with ever since.

EUGENE I'm not sure I understand.

CLEAR Being alive after our time caused an outward ripple - a rift in Death's design. Eugene nods, slowly getting it. EUGENE So if you never got off the plane, none of us would be alive in the first place.

CLEAR That's why Death is working backwards. It's tying up all the loose ends, sealing the rift once and for all

This chapter of the screenplay contains scene(s) that do not appear or occur elsewhere in the final movie. In order to maintain the integrity of the screenplay, it has not been edited. CU LEFT TIRE A thick retread sheers itself onto the pavement. BRIAN The wood chipper roars loudly. Suddenly, some forgotten stray chunk SHOOTS from the spout -- The airborne chunk of WOOD CRACKS the White Van's windshield. Steve veers out of control. Kat sees the White Van ahead swerving into HER LANE. She quickly jerks the wheel to the right. Kat's LEFT FRONT TIRE BLOWS! It sends rubber flying and the entire SUV pulls hard to the left, spinning her out of control into the oncoming lane of traffic - toward the White Van! Isabella SCREAMS! Steve jerks the wheel to the left! The White Van has a close near miss with the Expedition, and goes off the road toward a LAKE! STEVE Hang on! The SUV misses the tractor -- but sails off the other side of the embankment, spinning and rolling towards -- THE GIBBONS' FARM At the bottom of the hill of a large rural farm, a PROPANE TANK sits at the edge of the property! The SUV barrels down the hill - coming right for it! INSIDE THE SUV All Kat can do is cover her head with her arms. THE WHITE VAN Speeding toward the lake! Isabella SCREAMS, in pain, not fear. The White Van is ready for splashdown. Steve finesses the hand brake while tapping the accelerator. He's able to right the van away from the water without so much as a hard jerk. STEVE We're okay, we're okay. THE PROPANE TANK It's about to get creamed - but the bouncing Expedition just barely misses it! It continues, backwards, CRASHING through a temporary fence and right into -- AN AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION SITE! The Expedition plows past earth movers, crashing through irrigation ditches and pipes, shrapnel flying everywhere. Just as the Expedition comes to a stop, an IRRIGATION PIPE ROCKETS through the rear window -- miraculously missing Clear and Rory -- coming to a rest just behind Kat's head. INSIDE THE WHITE VAN Steve sees the wreckage on the other side of the highway and slows down. Isabella squeezes his hand white. ISABELLA Please. It's not going to wait.

STEVE I've got to stop and help those people.

ISABELLA Do you want to deliver this baby? Steve looks ill, then sees another car stopping by the crash. He floors it and speaks into the shoulder mic of his cop radio. THE EXPEDITION The dust settles in the silent car. The only sound is a QUIET, WET WHEEZE. Clear, dazed, looks around carefully, avoiding the METAL SPIKE that skewers the vehicle. Rory holds his trembling hand before his eyes as if amazed to see it. Kimberly shakes her hair, spilling glass onto the floor. Kat tries to open the door, but it won't budge. KAT Not my time. Amazing...

THOMAS Is everybody alright? A BLOODY HAND SEIZES HIS SHOULDER! Thomas turns to see Eugene SPASMING in the back seat! He clutches his ribcage in agony and wheezes! Blood trickles from his mouth. KAT He can't breathe! He can't breathe!

CLEAR Oh my god, Eugene!? Eugene's head tilts forward, unconscious. EXT. GIBBONS' FARM - DAY BRIAN GIBBONS jumps off the tractor and sprints down the hill toward the accident. At the edge of the property is a common farm FENCE made from wooden posts bridged by two thick wires. Brian skillfully climbs between the wires and runs past a DEAD OAK TREE ten feet inside the fence. In the BG, MR. GIBBONS darts inside a double-wide construction trailer. MR. GIBBONS (O.S.) Call 9-1-1! WE FOLLOW BRIAN To the crash site. Brian's jaw drops as he absorbs the chilling sight of a guy and a girl dragging a blood-soaked man from the back seat to perform CPR on him. Around Brian, voices mesh in a surreal haze. THOMAS Stop it, don't move him!

KIMBERLY He can't breathe damn it. I think his lung's collapsed!

CLEAR Someone call for help! We STEADICAM around Brian to reveal a woman screaming from the driver's seat. The sound is surreal. KAT I can't move my fucking leg! Please get me out of here before it explodes! The color drains from Brian's face as the dying man on the ground coughs blood and the girl performing CPR recoils. The moment is still surreal as Brian steps back, further away from the horrors he can't face. Into the street -- And Rory yanks him back from imminent death as an AMBULANCE SPEEDS onto the property. RORY Watch it, dude! That SNAPS Brian back to reality. Sounds become normal again. Brian collects himself and SNIFFS the air. He then drops to ground level, looking under the Expedition for something. KIMBERLY Help us, we need help over here!

BRIAN (to Kat, reassuringly) I don't smell any gas. And none's dripping, either. Brian sticks his head in Kat's window and peers down at her trapped leg. He swipes the broken glass away from the window with this thick flannel sleeve, reaches in, and tries to YANK the door open with all his might. No good, Kat SCREAMS in pain. KAT Stop that! I still need this foot, thank you. Brian steps back as the emergency vehicle speeds over. DISSOLVE TO: EXT. GIBBON'S FARM - LATER Clear watches two EMTS load Eugene into the back of an ambulance. An oxygen mask has been placed over his mouth. CLEAR Be careful with that, check the gages on the regulator and be mindful of overdoses. Oh, watch for potholes and puddles. As Clear continues, the exasperated Paramedics do their best to ignore her. When she tries to climb inside, she is pushed away. CLEAR Look, I made him a promise --

PARAMEDIC Sorry. There's no room. Again, she's shoved away and steps back, helpless. Thomas and Kimberly stand by Kat, still trapped in the SUV. THOMAS Get that over here! Move move move! A RESCUE WORKER carries the JAWS of LIFE past Clear towards the Expedition. RESCUE WORKER Excuse me, hot soup coming through. The hydraulic hose that leads back to the Power Unite WRAPS AROUND CLEAR'S LEG. As the hose tightens, Clear realizes she's surrounded by shards of glass and metal. She quickly WRESTLES herself free of the hose and watches the Paramedics lock Eugene's gurney into place. CLEAR One more thing. Watch out for power lines. The doors slam, revealing the PHELPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL logo. The ambulance speeds off, spraying gravel at her. She reaches into her pocket and withdraws a CRUSHED cell phone. Shit. She runs back over to Thomas. CLEAR We have to contact Isabella now! A NEWS VAN tries to weave through the emergency vehicles to get closer to teh accident. ANGLE ON NEWS VAN UNDERCARRIAGE It sinks into the loose dirt, SCRAPING A LARGE ROCK. The gas tank PUNCTURES. EMT'S angrily wave the news van back to the road, where it parks near the twin wire fence opposite the DEAD OAK TREE. Immediately, A CAMERA CREW exits the van to catch the action. Rory steps behind the News Van, making sure he can't be seen, and digs into his sock, coming up with a bindle. A SMILE... THOMAS (O.S.) Rory!!! Rory cringes at his name, pockets his stash, then EXITS FRAME. WE PUSH IN, the news van gas tank is leaking. A SMALL DRIP... EXT. GIBBON'S FARM - CONTINUOUS Thomas, Kimberly, Clear and Rory watch the JAWS OF LIFE being clamped onto Kat's door. THOMAS Where's the cell phone Clear gave you?

RORY I dunno. I think I gave it to Eugene back at your place.

THOMAS Damn it. We have to call the Greenwood Police Station and warn Isabella. Thomas runs in the direction of some local POLICE. After he leaves, Rory drifts away from the pack, hand in pocket. Kimberly moves back to Kat, who chain-smokes in the front seat of the Expedition. KIMBERLY You doing alright in there?

KAT My legs are starting to cramp up. And God, why am I so thirsty? Does anyone have any Fiji? The KA-CHUNK of the Jaws of Life next to Kat startles her half to death. KAT Christ, you wanna give me a heads up next time, pal? Brian and Mr. Gibbons approach with a cup of tap water. They hand it to kat, who frowns but drinks anyway. CUT TO: THE DRIP Of the leaking gas becomes a steady trickle. GAS SLITHERS over packed dirt, around debris, toward the crash site. BACK TO: THOMAS DARK ROOM Speaks to another COP who clicks off his radio. COP She's at Phelps Memorial. They're prepping her to give birth right now.

THOMAS Where's that?

COP A few miles up the road. Near the docks. KAT Lights one cigarette off the other KA-CHUCNK! The sound makes her flinch, dropping the cigarette on the floor. KAT Damn, can't you be quieter with that thing?

RESCUE WORKER (dripping scorn) Sure, I'll just set it to the "quiet" mode. Kat rescues the glowing cigarette from around her feet and inhales. KA-CHUNK!!! She jumps again, but maintains her composure. MEANWHILE The gasoline purposefully trickles down corrugated steel, through pipes, closer and closer to the Expedition. At one point, the gas even disappears into a hole in the ground, only to resurface twenty feet closer to the site... KIMBERLY Looks confused to watch Rory climb between the fence wires and drift the Dead Oak Tree into the field. Thomas runs down the hill toward Kimberly. THOMAS We gotta go now. Isabella's in labor. Rescue Workers pull off a large chunk of door. KA-CHUNK! Kat Flinches. KIMBERLY What about that?

CLEAR (calls over to Kat) How you doing in there, hero?

KAT (re: spike behind head) I guess it could be worse. Brian hands out drinks to Rescue Workers. THOMAS So let's go...Where the hell is Rory?! Thomas sees Rory in the field and angrily hops the fence, heading directly under the dead Oak Tree. Rory, his back to everyone, finally opens the BINDLE. Enraptured, he delicately unfolds it... KIMBERLY Is put on alert by a fresh BREEZE. Her attention is caught by the WINDOW of an emergency vehicle. IN THE REFLECTION, Kimberly sees a man sitting on the Expedition, but when she spins around, there's no one there. KA-CHUNG! The door comes off the Expedition, finally freeing Kat! Everyone applauds! KIMBERLY Wait! Mr. Gibbons, applauding with everyone else, chooses that very moment to sit on the bumper. DEPLOYING THE AIRBAG! SLAMMING Kat's head backwards through the spike, HEAD-KABOB. Kat's dead limp hand drops her last cigarette -- which bounces along the hard dirt -- toward the oncoming gas. Closer, closer,.. The BREEZE KICKS UP, aiding the cigarette. WHOOSH, the gas fuse catches. The blusih flame travels through pipes, over rocks, racing toward the news VAN. Kimberly , half-traumatized, watches an ominous BREEZE rustle through the field, up to the trees, toward Thomas. The GAS BURNS up an incline, and disappears into the ground... And pops up twenty feet closer to the News Van. Kimberly follows the BREEZE to the dead oak tree under which Thomas stands. And blows a large branch until it snaps! A startled Thomas sees it fall just in time to DIVE to safety. Clear, seeing the flame, instinctively runs from the van. CLEAR Get back! BOOM! The news van's explosion hurls two fence posts just over Thomas' head, end over end, the two lengths of wire stretched between them. The flying garrote heads directly for -- Rory, who sorts hard, stands up with a satisfied smile - and is sliced into three sharp cuts of beef. The silence from the emergency crew is deafening. Mr. Gibbons starts crying hysterically. MR. GIBBONS I didn't mean to do it - I didn't know. Kimberly numbly stares at the fallen branch, the one that caused Thomas to step out of the path of the flying fence. KIMBERLY (to herself) It wasn't his turn. And it's not my turn. Kimberly sees the corpses of Kat and Rory, buries the pain, and approaches Mr. Gibbons. KIMBERLY Give me the keys to your truck. Now!

MR. GIBBONS (hysterical) Anything you want. Anything. I wish I knew. I didn't... Mr. Gibbons hands Kimberly the keys. EXT. WESTCHESTER COUNTY - MOMENTS LATER Kimberly drives Thomas and Clear in the Gibbons' truck. All are numb. THOMAS (buckling up) Hurry up. There's no time. She's about to give birth. Kimberly unbuckles her seatbelt and floors it. CLEAR What are you doing? You're going to kill us!

KIMBERLY No. If anyone dies from a crash now, it'll be me. But I can't die if Eugene and Isabella are still alive. I'm last on Death's list.

CLEAR Are you crazy? What makes you think you'd survive?

KIMBERLY What happened when Eugene tried to kill himself out of turn?

CLEAR (considering) Six duds in a row.

KIMBERLY And when it was Rory's turn to die, and Thomas was in the way?

THOMAS That branch fell and saved my life. You're right, Death's maintaining the order.

KIMBERLY Let's pray that Isabella's still alive. The truck speeds into the horizon. EXT. PHELP'S MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - ESTABLISHING SHOT INT. DELIVERY ROOM - DAY Typical chatter as the staff preps Isabella. Steve paces nervously in the background. STAFF ...contractions coming quicker now. Take her pressure and CTG. One centimeter dilation. Prep the epidural stat. Isabella breathes Lamaze style in the hospital bed, her feet in stirrups. A NURSE rocks Isabella's body back and forth, until her back arches almost unnaturally forward. In the BG, an OBSTETRICIAN, 50s, sterilizes his hands in a scrub sink. A female ANESTHESIOLOGIST hustles over, swabbing a LONG EPIDURAL NEEDLE. The nurse places a mask over Isabella's face. The Anesthesiologist lowers the needle to the base of Isabella's spine. ANESTHESIOLOGIST She's going to have to stop moving if I'm going to -- The Nurse SNEEZES. ANESTHESIOLOGIST Goddamn it, keep her still!

NURSE Sorry, doctor. XCU NEEDLE Tracing skin between Isabella's constantly moving vertebra. ANGLE ON BUMBLEBEE It buzzes about the room, darting between the heads of the doctors and nurses, hovering above the -- ANESTHESIOLOGIST, who traces the long needle down Isabella's spine, finding the proper vertebrae. ANESTHESIOLOGIST Perfectly still now... Everyone freezes. SILENCE. As the tip of the needle presses the skin down -- The BEE lands on the Anesthesiologist's ear. And STINGS! FLINCH! The NEEDLE SINKS IN - a NURSE GASPS. Did something go wrong? ANESTHESIOLOGIST Done. (tears welling) Now could someone please find the open window and fucking close it? EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - CONTINUOUS Kimberly speeds the truck down some dangerously twisty roads slick from wet leaves. KIMBERLY This makes no sense. Isabella was supposed to crash her van into a lake. Could we have altered her destiny when we had her arrested?

CLEAR I don't think so. Alex's premonitions happened exactly as he saw them no matter how much we tried to change it.

THOMAS Then the only way to survive is to get to the hospital and protect Eugene and Isabella for as long as we can.

CLEAR If only Alex and I had done that with the others, Alex might still be... A somber beat. Then Thomas looks over at the speedometer. THOMAS Um, Kimberly? This is a neighborhood. You may wanna slow it down.

KIMBERLY Don't worry. Nothing can happen to us.

THOMAS I wasn't worried about us. Suddenly, Kimberly clutches her throat! HARD CUT TO: INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY UNKNOWN POV A NURSE hovers over us in a hospital, WRESTLING us down by the look of things. There is SCREAMING all around. The image comes at us so fast, we see only the briefest glimpse of the NAMETAG on her uniform: KALARJIAN THOMAS (O.S.) Kimberly! Slow down!

BACK TO: INT. TRUCK - CONTINUOUS Kimberly "comes to" at the wheel -- FLAILING DESPERATELY at the steering wheel. She even claws at Thomas who tries to control the neglected steering wheel. CLEAR Slow down! We're... Kimberly looks up as the truck comes around a blind curve, where cars are backed up at a stop sign. Kimberly screams and SLAMS on the brakes. The truck SKIDS on wet leaves, completely out of control, towards a LANDSCAPING TRUCK parked on the shoulder. Kimberly's truck hits the loading ramps and launches itself twenty feet into the air, DUKES OF HAZZARD-style. And lands miraculously without a scratch! On a parallel road. And keeps going. Dumb, insane fucking luck. Kimberly shakes off her premonition and looks out the rear window. She turns around with a cocky smile. She rubs her throat and FLOORS IT again to Thomas' horror, more determined. CLEAR (eyes darting) What did you see? What am I looking for?

KIMBERLY No, it's not here. This one was different. More like the pile up and the van going into the lake. It wasn't just a sign, I was there.

CLEAR (confused) Another premonition?

KIMBERLY Yes. I was in a hospital. There was screaming... A nurse was choking me. I couldn't tell what she looked like, but the name tag was right in my face. Kalarjian.

THOMAS Kalarjian?

KIMBERLY I think a nurse named Kalarjian is going to choke Isabella to death! INT. PRIVATE ROOM - DAY WIPING FRAME, a NURSE enters a room and reads a clipboard on an unseen patient's bed. REVEAL EUGENE lying in a hospital bed, wired to the latest medical hardware. Nearby, a RESPIRATOR plunges up and down, the RESPIRATOR TUBE snaking down Eugene's throat. The NURSE'S HAND reaches down to Eugene's neck... Eugene WINCES when the Nurse gives the tube a friendly little SHAKE to check if it's stable. NURSE Sorry. Can you feel that in your trachea? Eugene rolls his eyes. Stupid question. NURSE Quite complaining. I got burnt babies in the Children's Ward braver than you. She sticks an electric thermometer in his ear. Eugene opens his mouth as if to speak. NURSE Don't bother. You won't be talking for at least a month. Think you can handle that, Jabberjaw? Eugene looks ready to cry. The Nurse sits on the bed, jarring Eugene enough to make him WINCE again. NURSE Don't worry. Everyone learns to love me once they get used to my sense of humor, okay? Eugene looks grateful to see a humane side to this creature. EXT. WINDY ROADS - DAY The pick up truck races to the hospital. As Kimberly speeds past a billboard, a POLICE CAR pulls in hot pursuit. KIMBERLY Shouldn't we pull over?

THOMAS No time. Keep going. I wouldn't know how to explain any of this anyway. At the next intersection, TWO MORE COP CARS APPEAR. KIMBERLY Oh come on. The pick up truck blows by the second pair of cop cars, which instantly join the high speed chase. Kimberly takes a long look in the rearview mirror at the TAILGATING COPS. She then inspects the road ahead. UP IN THE DISTANCE A busy six-lane intersection. KIMBERLY What do you want me to do?

CLEAR (hesitated beat) Speed up.

KIMBERLY Yeah, fuck 'em. (to Thomas) No offense. Kimberly SPEEDS toward the intersection. She pulls her seatbelt aside, making sure it offers ZERO protection. Thomas jumps in the backseat, buckles up... CLEAR Be alive, Isabella, please be alive. Kimberly's eyes widen in fear. Her foot hesitates over the brake pedal as -- The truck blindly blazes through the busy intersection, miraculously missing every car! The police are just barely able to fishtail into 90 degree turns, avoiding the intersection completely. Kimberly's eyes open and she lets out a victory cry. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - DAY ANGLE ON Oxygen valve. PAN OVER AND DOWN TO Eugene tries to watch a news flash of HIS accident on the TV across the room, but a bulky ORDERLY blocks his view. ANCHOR MAN (O.S.) ...ironically impaled through the head as a result of an emergency airbag deploying. As Eugene shudders with dread, the Orderly pushes a huge cart in front of him, again obscuring his view. Eugene frantically pantomimes writing. ORDERLY Need a pen? Sure. If you like, I'll bring crosswords for you, too. Eugene tries nodding his thanks, but the tube in his throat hampers his movement. ANCHOR WOMAN (O.S.) ...police Have speculated that one of the deaths may have been narcotics related and urge children to stay away from drugs. Finally, the Orderly pushes the cart away, revealing the TV. An ANCHOR MAN taps his pages on the desktop. ANCHOR MAN Good advice, Sue. And stay in school. Up next, Johnny Showers has the weather... A WEATHERMAN dressed as a frog points out cloud formations. Eugene, tormented, stares at the screen as the Orderly begins pushing the huge cart out of the room. The sound of a SKIDDING CAR fills the room. It comes from the TV which shows a PSA featuring CRASH TEST DUMMIES. ORDERLY Jeez, it's freezing in here. The Orderly flicks the thermostat and one by one, VENTS CLOSE just below the ceiling. Eugene's eyes fill with terror - he knows something's wrong. ANGLE ON OXYGEN HOSE - Bursting. It HISSES softly. We follow the OBLIVIOUS ORDERLY out of the room. INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS A hospital ADMINISTRATOR briskly strides up to the Orderly. ADMINISTRATOR What are you doing? The Henzels are still waiting for you in the Children's Ward -- The Orderly smacks his forehead - shit. Totally forgot. ORDERLY Right, right, right. Gregory's big day.

ADMINISTRATOR And Mrs. Dempsey in hydrotherapy can't feel her legs. The Orderly, nodding rapidly, is halfway down the hall by now. The Administrator shakes his head in disgust and walks past. The HUGE CART. Which now blocks the door on Eugene's room. EXT. PHELPS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS Kimberly seems to have ditched the cops. She speeds the pick up through the medical facility. EXT. EMERGENCY ROOM - DAY The pick up skids to a halt in front of the hospital. Kimberly, Thomas and Clear run outside and into the building. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - DAY The OXYGEN HOSE hisses, but is drowned out by the volume of the TV. Eugene's eyes dart frantically as a blaring fast food commercial ends. Then, a NEWS REPORT comes on. The BANNER: ROUTE 18 TRAGEDY Footage showing grieving families, wreaths on doors, yellow ribbons, and emergency crews pulling wreckage apart, dissolve together over: ANCHOR WOMAN (O.S.) More tears were shed this morning in the wake of yesterday's tragedy that rocked the Tri-State area... Suddenly, the FRAYED ELECTRIC CORD of Eugene's TV begins sparking. The sound DROPS OUT, the picture SPUTTERS. Eugene goes white with terror. He looks back to -- The broken OXYGEN TUBE. HISSING softly. The BEEPS of the EEG machine frantically increase. Eugene reaches for the nurse call switch. Mockingly out of reach by mere millimeters. INT. NURSES STATION - DAY Clear, Kimberly and Thomas dash toward the main desk. CLEAR Isabella Cruz. What room's she in?

RECEPTIONIST I'm sorry, I can't give out that info unless you're a relative.

CLEAR I'm her sister. The Receptionist eyes her dubiously. RECEPTIONIST I'll have to see your ID, Ms. Cruz. Clear vaults over the counter, straight-arms the Receptionist and seizes the computer. Thomas and Kimberly look on, stunned. CLEAR Delivery rooms are downstairs. I'll find Eugene and catch up with you. Kimberly and Thomas hurry to the elevator banks...then reconsider and enter the stairwell. INT. PRIVATE ROOM - CONTINUOUS Eugene scratches the top sheet of the bed, trying to inch the call-switch closer and closer to him. But it won't budge. A RAT APPEARS behind Eugene's pillow, CRAWLS over his chest and disappears by his stomach! He pounds desperately on the empty food tray, his side rails, looks toward the door -- INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS Outside the door, you can't hear a thing in the bustling hallway as people rush by. Kimberly and Thomas rush past his door, lost. THOMAS Hurry, I think she's this way. BACK TO EUGENE His eyes scream insanely, but he respirator tube prevents any sound from escaping him. And that's when the RAT appears on the floor and begins gnawing on the respirator's power cord! When Eugene sees this, the EEG machine climbs off the charts. INT. NURSES STATION - CONTINUOUS Clear takes off down the hallway. The Receptionist, shaken, dials her phone. RECEPTIONIST Security? INT. DELIVERY ROOM - CONTINUOUS The Obstetrician voices concern. OBSTETRICIAN Listen to me, Isabella, I need you to stop pushing.

ISABELLA What's wrong? IS the baby all right?

OBSTETRICIAN It's a breach. If I can't reverse it, we may need to do a Caesarian. The Obstetrician's hands go to work. Steve looks ill. STEVE Maybe I should step outside. INTERCUT KIMBERLY AND THOMAS Running down the corridor. PA ANNOUNCEMENT Code Blue in Delivery Room 6. Code Blue! INT. PRIVATE ROOM - DAY The rat GNAWS away at Eugene's power cord, Eugene looks trapped, helpless, tortured. His eyes dart from the sparking TV to the gnawed power cord to the useless call-switch. INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS Clear walks up and down the corridor, scanning room numbers as she passes. A-169, A-171, A-173... CLEAR B-187...B-187... A HAND suddenly GRABS Clear and shoves her against the wall. REVEAL A SECURITY GUARD leering at her. SECURITY GUARD Just where do you think you're going? Clear struggles to get away, getting sympathetic looks from an OLD MAN walking a rolling IV STAND down the corridor. INT. DELIVERY ROOM - CONTINUOUS Isabella is pushing again. OBSTETRICIAN Almost there. I see the head... The NURSE takes a pair of SCISSORS off a tray. INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS Clear plays possum, offering no resistance to the Security Guard as the Old Man wheels his IV STAND along. Suddenly, Clear grabs the stand - and WHAMS the heavy wheeled base into the Guard's BALLS! As the Guard recoils, she thoughtfully hands the IV back to the Old Man and runs. INT. DELIVERY ROOM 0 CON The Nurse is startled when Kimberly and Thomas BURST THROUGH the door. In the BG, a puzzled Steve peeks inside until Kimberly pulls the door closed. NURSE What are you doing in here? Get the hell out! Right now! Finally we hear the BABY CRY! The Nurse immediately moves in to swaddle the newborn. Dr. Kalarjian beams at the very groggy looking Isabella. OBSTETRICIAN Isabella, look down and see your son. To the confusion of everyone around them, Kimberly and Thomas BURST INTO CHEERS! They jump, dance and hug each other. It's a magical moment -- EXT. EUGENE'S PRIVATE ROOM - CONTINUOUS The RAT stops gnawing. The TV stops sparking. A wave of intense relief washes over Eugene. He pantomimes reaching into his shirt pocket and lighting a victory cigar. INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - CONTINUOUS Relaxed and invigorated, Kimberly and Thomas giddily exit the delivery room as Clear runs up to them. CLEAR A guard grabbed me before I could find Eugene.

THOMAS Don't sweat it. It's over.

CLEAR She had the baby?

KIMBERLY New life defeats death. We've done it. Death has to rewrite the list. We're safe. Steve watches, confused, as Clear whoops with delight and HUGS the others. Clear laughs with a relief that seems completely foreign to her. Kimberly laughs with her, then is suddenly rocked by a vision -- HARD CUT TO: UNKOWN POV Looking up a the EEG machine. Flatlined! THOMAS (O.S.) Kimberly! Are you okay?!

INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - BACK TO PRESENT Kimberly, on the ground, looks frazzled as she SNAPS out of her trance. Thomas helps her to her feet. THOMAS Are you okay? You just face planted!

KIMBERLY I know how it feels to be dead. Her lips blue, Kimberly shivers uncontrollably. Clear sees TWO SECURITY GUARDS round a distant corner and quickly walks the others toward an EMERGENCY LOADING ZONE. CLEAR What did you see?

KIMBERLY I was dead. And came back to life. An EEG machine. Where's Eugene?

THOMAS But it's over. Isabella's baby was the key. You saw her die and everything, right?

KIMBERLY I don't...what if I made a mistake?

THOMAS Impossible. She was on the onramp. Kimberly reluctantly closes her eyes and remembers. CUT TO: PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN Moment of the pile-up premonition. A WHITE VAN in front of Kimberly suddenly slams on its brakes and pulls onto the shoulder. Kimberly screams, swerving around the van just in time to avoid an accident. BACK TO: Kimberly, overcome with self-doubt. KIMBERLY I'm not sure... I don't think Isabella was ever destined to die in the pile-up.

THOMAS Then what's the premonition of the lake supposed to mean?

CLEAR Can you remember anything about it? Kimberly shuts her eyes, remembering: EXT. LAKE - DAY POV DRIVER Grease-covered hands reach out toward a steering wheel of a white van speeding out of control TOWARD A LAKE! The van crashes through a railing and PLUNGES into the water. In moments, the van fills with water, the driver inside trapped. Drowning. Horrible. And on the rearview mirror, six floral scented AIR-FRESHNERS. BACK TO: Kimberly looks down at her grease-covered hands and looks ill. KIMBERLY ...the Same hands from the van. Finally everything makes sense to Clear. CLEAR It's you Kimberly. The premonitions are about you. Kimberly trembles, refusing to accept what she's hearing. KIMBERLY No! It can't be.

CLEAR (suddenly remembering) I have to save Eugene! Clear leaves Kimberly and Thomas together. Kimberly verges on tears and Thomas consoles her with a hug. IN THE BACKGROUND Clear looks at passing room numbers while hurrying down the corridor. She comes to a room with a HUGE CART parked outside, blocking the door. She looks up to see - B-187. Clear leans into it, pushing it out of the way of the door. CLEAR Eugene? Are you in there? EUGENE'S ROOM Eugene strains to hear through the thick door. CLEAR (O.S.) Can you hear me? I'm coming in. An intense wave of relief washes over Eugene. BACK TO: As Kimberly hugs Thomas, she watches Clear push the cart past the door. ORDERLY (O.S.) Make way, make way lovebirds. Kimberly spins as Eugene's Orderly passes her; a paper, pen and a crossword book in one hand, A BIRTHDAY CAKE in the other. The CAKE reads "Happy Birthday Gregory". The THIRTEEN SPARKLING CANDLES on top ODDLY FRAME Clear's head. KIMBERLY Oh no... The Orderly speeds down the corridor toward Clear, whose hand reaches for Eugene's door handle. She leans into it -- ORDERLY (to Clear) Thanks hon, the Henzels are going crazy for this thing. THOMAS AND KIMBERLY Watch as Clear opens the door, briefly revealing Eugene, a whoosh of Oxygen -- BOOM!!! Clear's body is obscenely hurled END OVER END towards the CAMERA, heading straight for Kimberly and Thomas! Thomas throws himself and Kimberly around the corner to prevent being crushed by Clear's lifeless body! The hospital erupts in total chaos. Just as Kimberly is about to break down completely, she sees -- A WOMAN hurrying down the hallway in their direction, pushing a crash cart. Kimberly sees the nametag: KALARJIAN. KIMBERLY Nurse Kalarjian...

DR. KALARJIAN Doctor Kalarjian. Excuse me, please. ANGLE ON CART DEFRIBULATOR PADDLES rest on top. And then Dr. Kalarjian passes them toward the area of the explosion. KIMBERLY OMINOUSLY TURNS, the camera following her view, until she sees a small lake across the street from the hospital. KIMBERLY Oh my God. That's it. The lake. The EEG machine. Nurse Kalarjian.

THOMAS What? Just then, an AMBULANCE SKIDS up to the nearest entrance. PARAMEDICS jump out and run towards the blast site. KIMBERLY You can't cheat destiny. I know what I have to do to save us. I have to die.

THOMAS That's crazy. You can't give up now. We can still fight this thing. But Kimberly isn't listening. She stares through the glass doors at the -- AMBULANCE A red stripe down the side, but the hood is completely white. Six floral scented air-fresheners hang from the rearview. The 'van' from her vision! And it's running! KIMBERLY I have to do this. Kimberly wipes tears from her eyes, kisses Thomas' cheek, then turns and runs before he can speak. EXT. HOSPITAL ENTRANCE - CONTINUOUS Kimberly heads right for the open ambulance. The driver's door almost seems to swing open for her as she gets in. INT. HOSPITAL ENTRANCE - CONTINUOUS Thomas frantically tries to get through the electric doors, which SPARK and short out. He struggles to pry them apart. EXT. HOSPITAL ENTRANCE - CONTINUOUS Kimberly shifts into gear and speeds off. Thomas squeezes through the doors and runs after her. An EMT, the driver of the stolen ambulance, rushes outside. EMT What the fuck?! EXT. LAKE - DAY Thomas chases the ambulance, watching helplessly as it barrels over curbs, pylons and a fence, ultimately plunging straight into the lake! Thomas sprints to the lake as fast as he can - the EMT trailing far behind. INSIDE THE AMBULANCE Kimberly panics as the ambulance fills with water and she takes a final gasp of air -- ON THE LAKE'S EDGE Thomas stares in horror at the percolating air bubbles as the vehicle descends below the surface -- and he dives in! UNDERWATER Thomas swims into the dark, murky water. Deeper and deeper, he gets to the ambulance and tries to open the door. Stuck. He withdraws his baton and BANGS on the glass - nothing! He tries coming up for air, but his pants snag on the jagged metal of the twisted bumper. He squirms frantically... And as his exhausted body loses consciousness, everything -- FADE TO BLACK. INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY BLACKNESS. DR. KALARJIAN (O.S.) Ready and...CLEAR! The SHOCK of defribulator paddles brings Kimberly back to life. KIMBERLY'S POV Looking up at Dr. Kalarjian, all she can see is part of a woman's face and a partial nametage reading "Kalarjian". It would appear as if she's choking Kimberly, but -- An EEG MONITOR turns from a flatline to a steady heartbeat, the same POV as the premonition. NURSE She's back!

DR. KALARJIAN Five CC's of narcodon. I want her stabilized and prepped for ICU. Kimberly turns her head to see THOMAS Unconscious, CPR being performed on him by the EMT (who's now soaking wet). Thomas doesn't respond. An INTERN opens an eyelid, points a flashlight at his eyes. Shakes his head, nothing. The sopping wet EMT goes back to performing CPR. Finally, Thomas coughs up water, chokes, gasps for air, then BOLTS UPRIGHT. THOMAS Kimberly?! He turns to see Kimberly reaching out for him. Immeasurably relieved, he takes her hand and allows himself to be eased back down to the platform. Kimberly's eyes fill with tears. KIMBERLY (whispering) Welcome back. We did it. For real.

THOMAS I know. I can feel it too. Outside, a parting of dark clouds causes a shaft of sunlight to flood into the hospital. Its light covers Kimberly and Thomas with an ethereal glow. There are no more doubts; they've won. They exchange meek, yet triumphant smiles in the smoky, chaotic hospital. SLOW DISSOLVE TO: EXT. PARK - DAY We are at a summer barbecue. Frisbee, lawn darts, croquet, et. Everyone's happy. TITLE CARD: FIVE MONTHS LATER ANGLE ON Shish-Kabob entering a mouth. REVEAL Kimberly taking a bite, relishing the taste and calmly pulling the metal skewer from her mouth. KIMBERLY My God, this is delicious. I can't believe I used to be a vegan. Thomas, out of uniform, takes a bite of his own. As the metal skewer is deep in his mouth -- A running FRISBEE PLAYER accidentally bumps into Thomas! But no harm. Thomas gives the guy a friendly pat and goes back to rewrapping his mouth around the shish-kabob. MR. BURROUGHS (O.S.) So what's the deal, Thomas? Three months and you still haven't asked my daughter out on a date. Kimberly turns red as Mr. Burroughs appears and takes a seat. THOMAS What's wrong with a platonic relationship?

MR. GIBBONS Platonic my ass. That's for ugly women.

KIMBERLY For God's sake, leave him alone, Dad.

THOMAS (smiling) Yeah, don't make me cite you for harassment.

MR. GIBBONS Oh please. I'm not hurting anyone. (looking around, lowering voice) Besides, if you can beat Death, what's he got to worry about me for? Mr. Gibbons sits down at the table with two plates of food. His wife, MRS. GIBBONS, joins. MR. GIBBONS You know, you still never explained to us how you did it. It seems by now everyone's familiar with the concept. THOMAS Well, technically when we died, we gave Death what it wanted. And by the time we were revived, it had already moved on to graver pastures. Mrs. Gibbons makes a face, finding the discourse distasteful. She changes the conversation. MRS. GIBBONS You know, I'm having the greatest day?

KIMBERLY Food's great too, Mrs. Gibbons. Big props to you and Brian.

MRS. GIBBONS Our...pleasure. So, ready for the back-to-school season? NYU, right?

KIMBERLY Three short glorious weeks away.

MRS. GIBBONS Sounds wonderful. I wish I were going myself.

MR. GIBBONS (to Mr. Burroughs) You may want to think twice about letting her live in the village, Bob. Our eldest daughter moved there and came back with piercings all over her face. (looks grave) Among other places. A chorus of friendly laughter. BRIAN (O.S.) Dad used to call her the pincushion. From Hellraiser. BRIAN enters frame, soaking up fresh laughter. He holds a plate full of raw chicken fillets and some long, wooden matches. BRIAN Dad, you had the spatula last, right?

MR. GIBBONS Sure, here. Mr. Gibbons hands it over and Brian saunters away from camera, SLIGHTLY OUT OF FOCUS, toward the barbecue, his body framed between Kimberly and Thomas' heads. KIMBERLY Brian looks like he's having fun.

MR. GIBBONS Sure does. Owes it to that friend of yours, in a way. Mr. Gibbons immediately regrets having said that. KIMBERLY How's that?

MR. GIBBONS Well, Brian was nearly hit by an ambulance the day...but your friend Rory pulled him back at the last second. Kimberly and Thomas ominously turn their heads around. In the BG, Brian fidgets in front of the barbecue. MRS. GIBBONS You never told me that, Peter. Boy, that was lucky. BOOM!!! The PROPANE TANK blows Brian to smithereens. A deafening silence follows, punctuated when Brian's ARM lands on Mrs. Gibbons' plate. PLOP. FADE TO BLACK.




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