Ama screenplay – First draft – Scene 39 to 42

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39.
EXT. FRONT GARDEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY

Two police officers approach JASON’S House. OFFICER #1 thumps on the front door.

OFFICER #1

Police, come to the door.
(quietly to OFFICER #2)
Go round the back. The neighbour said she saw the wife put the girl in a bin.

OFFICER #2 peers through the living-room window.

OFFICER #2

Shit, she’s got a knife.

OFFICER #2 runs around to the side of the house. OFFICER #1 thumps harder on the front door.

OFFICER #1

(shouts)

Come to the door, now! It’s the police.

OFFICER #1 uses his friction lock baton to break the small square of glass in the front door, then reaches through and fumbles with the door lock.

40.
INT. LIVING ROOM, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY

ZOE lunges, knife held out, for JASON’S DOPPELGANGER. JASON’S DOPPELGANGER picks up the bottle of wine and swings it at ZOE. The bottle breaks as it impacts with the side of her head and knocks her to the floor.

OFFICER #1 (O.S.)

(calls to OFFICER #2)

Get in there quick. Jesus, get in there.

JASON’S DOPPELGANGER kneels astride ZOE, pinning her to the floor. He is holding the broken neck of the wine bottle.
OFFICER #1 lands a heavy boot against the door.

OFFICER #2 (O.S.)

The daughter’s here, on the floor. She’s… Her head… It’s crushed.

41.
EXT. FRONT GARDEN, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY

OFFICER #1 looks through the hole in the front door and can see JASON’S DOPPELGANGER through the archway as he grabs ZOE’S hair with one hand and yanks her head to one side, while holding the broken bottle high with the other hand.

OFFICER #1

Fuck!

OFFICER #1 moves quickly to the living room window and swings his baton at it.

42.
INT. LIVING ROOM, JASON’S HOUSE – DAY

The window breaks in a shower of glass cubes. JASON’S DOPPELGANGER plunges the broken bottle into ZOE’S throat.

OFFICER #2 rushes into the living room, through the archway, and kicks JASON’S DOPPELGANGER, catching his chin and sending him sprawling backwards and out cold. OFFICER #2 tries to stop the blood spurting from ZOE’S throat.

JASON steps over the unconscious body of JASON’S DOPPELGANGER and crouches down next to ZOE. ZOE’S eyes are fearful and searching.

ZOE

(spluttering blood)

Why would you do that? Now you have nothing.

JASON

I had nothing the moment you murdered Emily… I’m in hell, Zoe, but I’m still glad I did this to you.

ZOE’S eyes lock with JASON’S.

ZOE

I… I love you.

ZOE dies.

LILITH

And that’s that.

LILITH waves her hand, and the POLICE OFFICERS and JASON’S DOPPELGANGER vanish in a cloud of vapour. LILITH dips her finger in ZOE’S blood, then uses it to write ‘1’ on ZOE’S forehead. LILITH giggles.

JASON

What are you? This… This pleases you?

LILITH

The genocide of millions or a simple family slaying, both are sugar upon my tongue. Yes, Jason, this pleases me.


Author remarks

  • I’ve put my screenplay on hold for the time being, as I want to concentrate my effort and time on my new novel.

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