INT. HIGH SCHOOL - AFTERNOON Tara walks down the dark corridor of her high school. She is alone. The shadows are long. It is late in the day and no one seems to be about. INT. CORRIDOR At the very end of this corridor, in the gloom, is the silhouette of a soldier. INT. HIGH SCHOOL Tara starts to turn down another corridor. There is the crash of metal behind her. Startled, she spins and looks over her shoulder. A janitor picks up his spilled bucket. INT. INTERSECTION OF TWO CORRIDORS We pull a tight close up on the wall as Henry disgorges from the shadows and stares back down the corridor at us. INT. HIGH SCHOOL Tara opens her locker. There is the creak of a door. She spins as the door closes apparently on its own. INT. OUTSIDE A CLASSROOM DOOR Henry's silhouette is distorted by the glass of the doors window. INT. TARA'S LOCKER Tara has put the books she was carrying back in the locker. She pulls out a knapsack and turns to go. She looks up in horror and screams. INT. OUTSIDE A CLASSROOM DOOR. Dr. Peoples steps out from the classroom. He is looking back over his shoulder. DR. PEOPLES Thank you Dr. Andrews I'll be sure to talk to my son. Dr. Peoples closes the door and turns towards us. His face register one of shock. DR. PEOPLES Henry!? Henry stands in front of him dressed in civilian garb, but wearing a military style cap. Henry seems to be shaking as though he were engaged in some inner turmoil. BIGGS It is wrong to kill. Dr. Peoples can barely speak. DR. PEOPLES Oh my God Henry please. INT. A HOSPITAL ROOM Dr. Peoples squirts some liquid from a needle and turns towards us. He reaches for us. DR. PEOPLES I'm sorry son, but this one has to go in under the eyeball. INT. HIGH SCHOOL Henry snaps. He fires out a lethal hand into Dr. Peoples throat. This is followed by a kick to the groin. Dr. Peoples doubles over. Henry wraps his arms around the Doctor's neck and snaps it. The Doctor goes limp. INT. HIGH SCHOOL Tara gets a face full of water and falls back to her locker. Three teen age boys cackle with laughter and run off. TARA Billy Ricks! I'm going to get you! You just wait! Tara opens her suitcase to find a bandanna and wipes herself off. TARA Jerks! I wish Henry were here. INT. COMPUTER LAB The Sergeant pulls off a virtual reality headset. He sits in a chair next to Henry's bed. He stands. Bruce enters the room. BRUCE STERLING How is he? SERGEANT Locked down. BRUCE STERLING And the good Doctor? The Sergeant is impassive. SERGEANT He had a terrible accident. Slipped and fell. BRUCE STERLING Too bad. SERGEANT I don't like this Mr. Sterling. The Doctor was the only one capable of handling any anomalies with Biggs. BRUCE STERLING He became a serious liability, because of your carelessness I might add. The Sergeant frowns. SERGEANT The room was secured. I never figured the Doctor for a snoop. BRUCE STERLING Your forgiven. The issue has been rectified. The Doctor has been rectified. Lets move on. SERGEANT What about this hacker. BRUCE STERLING I've had my experts track her down. She's a teenage kid on the other side of the country. A non-threat. We've sealed up our holes in the network. It's time to begin "Beautiful Son". The Sergeant nods in agreement. INT. THE DARK ROOM Henry stands at attention in the dark room. Death strolls out of the dark. He is now dressed in a three piece suit and looks very dapper. DEATH Good day, Henry. Henry acknowledges Death with a nod. BIGGS Sir. How are you? DEATH Actually I've been feeling a bit under the weather. My cholesterol level is way down, my blood pressure is down and I think I'm HIV free. BIGGS I'm sorry to hear that. DEATH Well, these things come and go. So I see you've been a busy boy. BIGGS Yes sir. My superiors have decided I am a valuable asset. DEATH A valuable asset... Hmmmm. I could say the same. You've sent me seven clients in as many days. I suppose I should thank you. Henry seems disturbed. BIGGS My... mission parameters... require target... termination. DEATH It don't sit well with you though does it? BIGGS No sir. DEATH Now why is that? You're a soldier. A killing machine. A death dealer. No ordinary dealer either, we're talking wholesale. BIGGS I don't know. DEATH I'll tell you why, mate. Everything is not as it seems. BIGGS I don't understand. DEATH It's against me contract to meddle in human affairs, but I do so hate to see the truth get twisted around so. And let's face it, death is the ultimate truth. Isn't any shades of gray in my world. You're either dead or your not... And like I said before, I like you, mate. Death places a consoling hand on Henry's shoulder. DEATH Take care to think about what you do before you do it, mate. That's the best advice I can give any man. Henry stares forward and contemplates Death's words. Death is gone. INT. LIVING ROOM Tara and Charice lounge about this room. Each of them studies from their own text book. Charice sighs and puts her book down. CHARICE I'm bored. TARA You're always bored. CHARICE I hate chemistry. I'm never going to use this. Who cares about molecular structures. TARA Chemists. CHARICE How come you weren't in French class today? TARA My dad had to take me to the physical therapist to check out my knee one last time. CHARICE Well, you missed Charlie Beausoliel making a total ass out of himself. TARA What are you talking about. Charlie's a nice guy. CHARICE He has like a total crush on Miss Sevagny. I mean it's disgusting it's sooooo obvious. TARA Like you've never had a crush on a teacher before. CHARICE At least I wasn't so obvious about it. TARA What did he do? CHARICE Miss Sevagny calls out his name and then she says, "Did you know Beausoliel means beautiful sun?" And then Charlie blurts out, "I'm your beautiful son Miss Sevegny. I just about wretched... Tara are you listening to me. Tara is sitting straight up. The light of realization lights her eyes. TARA Who's the Prime Minister of Quebec? CHARAICE Raymond Beausoliel. Why? TARA Oh my God! Tara rushes out of the room. CHARICE What? I swear he's not that cute. INT. TARA'S BEDROOM Tara has her virtual reality headset on. She is typing frantically on her keyboard. Charice enters the room. CHARICE Tara what are you doing? I thought we were going to study. TARA I can't get through. They shut me out! CHARICE I swear I don't know what you're talking about. Tara pulls off her headset and stares at the monitor. TARA Henry. INT. MINIVAN - TRAVELING - DAY Henry stares out the window as he travels down a little traveled highway bordered by forest. The Sergeant narrates. SERGEANT(V.O.) As I said before, the fate of the nation rests upon youR successful conclusion of operation "Beautiful Son". The termination of this gross coward is of highest priority. EXT. THE STREETS OF MONTREAL - LATE MORNING Henry walks down a main street of Montreal. He is dressed in civilian garb again. He has been dressed to blend in. SERGEANT(V.O.) You will be transported to the streets of Montreal overland and anonamosly. From your drop off point you will proceed to the Quebec state house building where this coward hides. INT. TARA'S KITCHEN Jeffrey is staring at his daughter like she's from mars. She is almost in tears. JEFFREY Tara! This is ludicrous! This is the real world. This kind of stuff just doesn't happen. TARA Well, someone should tell that to Henry, because he doesn't know what's real and what isn't! JEFFERY How do you know this isn't all some network joke! Some hacker pulling a prank. TARA Henry told me he killed a drug lord. Did you hear the news last week. Seven people were killed. Jeffrey looks shocked. JEFFERY And you want to go after this maniac!? TARA He's not a maniac! He's being controlled. If he could see me I could talk to him. I could bring him out of virtuality! EXT. STREETS OF MONTREAL Henry walks as Sergeant talks. SERGEANT We will have operatives monitoring your progress. I will be communicating with you the entire time from nearby via an earpiece you will be wearing. EXT. CLOSE UP ON HENRRY'S RIGHT EAR We see the ear piece. INT. TARA'S KITCHEN JEFFERY Tara this is a job for the police or the F.B.I. not a sixteen year old girl. TARA I told you dad this whole thing is being run by the NSA. I'll bet they have people in the F.B.I. JEFFERY Now you sound paranoid. Listen to you. You've seen to many spy movies. TARA You're the one that's always saying you can't trust the government. Jeffrey frowns at his own words. EXT. THE STREETS OF MONTREAL SERGEANT This operation will require that you be totally unarmed. The tests you have taken to date prove that you have the skill required to successfully complete your mission under these circumstances. Henry mounts the steps to the state building. INT. TARA'S KITCHEN TARA Dad, I'm the only one that can identify Henry. Either way I HAVE to go to Montreal. I'd rather go with you than people I don't trust. Maybe I am being paranoid, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Jeffrey contemplates his little girl. JEFFERY I knew getting you that virtual reality stuff was a mistake. TARA Not if it saves someone's life. A couple a days ago you said "At least I can trust my little girl". Did you mean that? Jeffrey frowns and then smiles. JEFFERY You know I really hate it when you use my own words against me... Pack a bag. I'll call the airport. EXT. THE QUEBEC STATE HOUSE BUILDING Henry enters trough the main doors to the state house building. A metal detector frames the door. People come and go. SERGEANT(V.O.) Once you are in the building you will proceed to the main desk and ask for the office of Mademoiselle Madelaine Beauvalle. She works on the same floor as your target. We have arranged a meeting with a fictitious client in order to get you by the front desk. Two Quebec security force officers man the metal detector. They wear side arms. Henry steps through. The detector goes off. One of the officers waves a wand over Henry. Henry seems bored. SERGEANT Your coward hides behind only two guards who are stationed just outside of his office. Once you are on his floor, proceed to the guards, neutralize them and then conclude your mission. Good luck soldier. The wand beeps at Henry's midsection. The officer gestures. Henry opens his jacket. The officer waves the wand. It goes off over a metal belt buckle. The officer smiles and waves Henry on. Henry proceeds to a main desk where two officers process visitors. OFFICER 1 Bon jour Monsieur? BIGGS Bon jour. I have an appointment with Mademoiselle Beauvalle. OFFICER 1 And who shall I say is calling? BIGGS Jonathan Doe. The officer picks up a phone and waits for someone on the other end. INT. HOTEL ROOM The Sergeant stands at a hotel room window looking out with a pair of binoculars. Corp. Hazzard stands by his side. Both soldiers are dressed in civilian garb and are wearing headsets. Bruce joins the pair. BRUCE STERLING Is he in yet? SERGEANT His in the building, but not Beausoliel's office. CORP. HAZZARD We should be able to monitor the execution from here. We have line of sight directly into Beausoliel's office. INT. AIRPORT Tara drags her father through the concourse. The two are fairly running. INT. THE QUEBEC STATE HOUSE BUILDING Officer 1 hangs up the phone and turns to Henry. OFFICER 1 Mademoiselle had an emergency and had to step out of the office for a few minutes. You may wait over there. The officer motions off to Henry's left. Henry seems confused. SERGEANT(V.O.) Ask him were the mens room is. BIGGS Where's the mens room? OFFICER 1 Over there, Monsieur. Henry follows the officer's direction. INT. TAXI - TRAVELING Tara and her father tear through the streets of Montreal. INT. MENS ROOM Henry makes his way to a sink. He stares into a mirror. INT. THE LIVING ROOM OF ARMAND DELGADO A dead Armand lies on his couch. INT. HENRY'S KITCHEN Henry converses with Sheila from an earlier scene. SHEILA You're starting to piss me off with this name thing. INT. DARK ROOM Henry sings the blues to Tara. INT. SCHOOL HALL Henry faces a surprised Dr. Peoples just prior to killing him. INT. ARMAND DELGADO'S LIVING ROOM Corp. Hazzard shoots the still form of Armand. CORP. HAZZARD That's for being a lousy lover. INT. DARK ROOM Tara talks to Henry from an earlier scene. TARA You're not SUPPOSED to kill people. It's wrong. INT. BACK TO THE MEN'S ROOM Henry stares at his own reflection. He says to no one. BIGGS It's wrong. SERGEANT(V.O.) What's that soldier! What did you say? Henry does not reply. SERGEANT(V.O.) It's time to proceed. Henry is frozen. SERGEANT(V.O.) Did you hear me soldier? BIGGS Yes, Sergeant. Henry exits. INT. STATE HOUSE LOBBY Henry makes his to the central guard station. Officer 1 smiles and directs Henry to a bank of elevators. Henry leaves. Tara and Jeffrey are trying to rush through the metal detector. The guards block their view of Henry. Tara and Jeffrey rush to the central guard station. They converse frantically with the guard. Everything seems to be moving in slow motion. Tara looks over her shoulder. Henry boards an elevator. Officer 1 picks up a phone. Tara yanks on her father's sleeve. He turns from the guard. Tara points at the elevator and runs after it. Jeffrey looks frantically from the guards to his daughter. He chases after his daughter. The guard screams to his men to follow Jeffrey and Tara. Officer 1 screams into the phone. INT. THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE OF THE PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE Henry makes his way down the corridor. Two guards armed with side arms stand opposite him at the other end of the corridor. Henry starts towards them. INT. AN ELEVATOR A nervous father and daughter trade anxious looks. Jeffrey takes his daughters hand. INT. HOTEL ROOM The Sergeant and Corp. Hazzard stare out through the window with their binoculars. BRUCE STERLING Status? SERGEANT He's outside his office. INT. CORRIDOR Henry walks to about two thirds the length of the corridor. One of the guards starts to raise a hand and speak. Henry interrupts him. BIGGS Excuse moi, Monsieur. I'm lost. I was supposed to have a meeting with Mademoiselle Beauvalle can you direct me to her office. Henry advances on the guards as he converses. GUARD 1 Certainment Monsieur. You need to head back down this corridor. Take a right. Go all the way to the end of the hall and her's is the last office on the left. Henry is almost within striking range. Tara and Jeffrey appear at the other end of the corridor. Tara spies Henry and screams. TARA Henry! Don't. Henry spins. He spies Tara. BIGGS Tara? INT. HOTEL ROOM The Sergeant drops his binoculars and covers the microphone to his headset. SERGEANT Tara!? Who the hell is that BRUCE STERLING Oh damn! That's our hacker! The Sergeant uncovers his mouthpiece. SERGEANT(V.O.) You've got a mission to complete soldier. Focus! INT. CORRIDOR Tara starts to run towards Henry. Her father follows. Four more armed guards appear behind Jeffrey. SERGEANT(V.O.) You must complete the mission. Nothing else matters. One of the guards next to Henry starts to draw a weapon. Henry fires off an elbow into the guards face. The guards head bounces against the door to the office behind him and he goes down. SERGEANT(V.O.) This coward is using these people to get at you. The other guard reaches for his sidearm. Henry sidekicks him in the stomach. The guard bounces off the wall. Henry grabs the man, spins him and kicks him in the back of the knee. This stands the man up more upright. Henry grabs his head and smashes it into the wall. Henry pulls the man's automatic from it's holster. Henry enters the office of Raymond Beausoliel and closes the door behind him. INT. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL'S OFFICE Henry enters the room. Mr. Beausoliel has obviously heard the noise outside and is staring at Henry as he closes the door and locks it. Henry spins, moves closer and takes aim with and outstretched weapon. Raymond Beausoliel sneers at him. DEATH(V.O.) Think about what you do before you do it, mate. Henry hesitates and screams. BIGGS You're a coward! The Prime ministers scowls and stands. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL I'm not the one holding a gun on an unarmed man, Monsieur. I will not grovel before you. SERGEANT(V.O.) Shoot soldier! Shoot! Conclude the target! BIGGS You are a terrorist! A coward! RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL A terrorist? Once again Monsieur you are the one with the gun and I resent you calling me a coward. I do not fear you. SERGEANT(V.O.) Conclude the target, Biggs! There is a crash behind Henry. The door flies open. Henry rushes the Prime Minister. He dives over the desk. Both men crash against the floor. Henry's ear piece pops out. Henry places his weapon against the Prime Minister's temple and drags him to a corner of the room. Four armed guards have entered the room and train their weapons on Henry. BIGGS Stay back! Stay back all of you or he's dead. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL The game is done, Monsieur. Give yourself up before you do real harm. BIGGS You are the target! You are the terrorist. Mission objectives must be concluded! Tara manages to squeeze through the guards. She is shocked to find Henry holed up in the corner of the room like a frightened animal. TARA Henry! Let him go. BIGGS Tara? TARA They're using you Henry. He's not a terrorist he's the prime minister of Quebec. The place where we met wasn't real. It's virtual reality. They were programming you Henry. Henry is very confused. He turns to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister smiles. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL I am no coward, sir. Someone has been lying to you. BIGGS I am programmed? TARA Henry you sing the blues, remember? You're not a killer. You're a musician. Henry starts to drop the gun. He stares at it. EXT. BACK ROAD We look over the hood of Henry's car through a sheet of flame. He is slumped against the steering wheel, his head and face are covered in blood. INT. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL'S OFFICE A tear rolls down Henry's face. BIGGS I am dead. Henry lifts the gun to his own temple. Tara screams. TARA No. The Prime Minister grabs at the gun. There is an explosion of gunfire. INT. A HOSPITAL ROOM We pull a tight shot on an orderly as he cleans up various hospital equipment from Henry's room. We never see the orderly's face. Henry is hooked up to a plethora of equipment. A nurse takes his blood pressure and leaves. Tara, Jeffrey and the Prime Minister stare at the unconscious man. Tara holds Henry's hand. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL The state of Quebec... non, I owe you great debt, Tara. You and your father saved my life. TARA I wish we could have saved Henry too. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL The doctors think his prognosis is good. According to their tests he's been in a coma before, but this one is much less severe. JEFFERY What's going to happen to him. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL A very good question. We don't even know who he is. Your government has no records of him at all. He was a well designed weapon. TARA What about the people who did this? RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL I'm afraid your government doesn't know who they are either. All traces of them are gone. JEFFERY Surprise surprise. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL It is interesting to note that Ambassador Whitam, my supposed good friend, has been recalled to Washington. There are rumors of her being replaced. TARA Why did they do this? RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL Sometimes paranoid little minds are allowed to float to the tops of the wrong organizations. I suspect there are those in your government who do not trust my intentions and the intentions of an independent Quebec. I find this humorous in a country that holds their own independence day in such high regard. JEFFERY We don't all feel that way. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL Of course not and that's why I've written this entire affair off to the act of a few irresponsible men. I will insist your government find them and remove them. TARA Do you think that will happen. RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL Probably not, but they won't dare try it again. TARA It Henry going to go to Jail? RAYMOND BEAUSOLIEL No. He's as much a victim here as anyone else. I will see that he is well taken care of. A man with such devoted friends must be worth rehabilitating. Tara and Jeffrey smile. The three turn their attentions back to an unconscious Henry. We follow the orderly out of the room as he pushes a cart of medical paraphernalia. INT. THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE OF HENRY'S ROOM We follow the Orderly from behind. He is bent over his cart and we still can not see his face. The orderly makes his way to an elevator. A nurse gets off of the elevator and leaves it vacant. The orderly pushes the cart in and makes his way to the rear of the elevator. The orderly turns and smiles at us. Death pulls a cigar out of a pocket and begins to light it up. He address us. DEATH Don't worry mates. It wouldn't be very sportin' if I took 'em after all that now would it. Death breaks into laughter. EXT. SOCCER FIELD Henry and Tara pass a soccer ball between each other. They are obviously having a good time. Roll the credits.
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