Episode 22: Counterfeit
Scenes from the DVD set's "Final Shooting Script"
that do not appear in the episode.
DAWSON - I thought so, too.
[MacLeod sees how edgy Dawson is. He nods at his own barge along the river.]
MacLEOD - Why here? Why not the barge?
DAWSON - Because they're probably watching it.
MacLEOD - [watching Dawson carefully] That's not what he means. [quietly] How do you access these accounts?
DAWSON - Thumb print.
MacLEOD - My head, your head . . . It's enough that he's alive.
MacLEOD - I have a feeling we'll find out.
[Frustrated, Richie turns, walks away off the bridge.]
These lines were not in the original shooting script.
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EXT. STREET - "VANCOUVER" - NIGHT - MACLEOD'S FLASHBACK
[We pan down from a streetlight to MacLeod, kneeling on the dark pavement, cradling Tessa's dead body. (NOTE: this scene is to be shot and matched as an extension of Tessa's death scene in THE DARKNESS). On MacLeod's face, his anguish, his loss -- slowly, tenderly, he closes her eyes.]
[Angle -- Richie lying nearby, "dead." He coughs, spasms -- then opens his eyes. He sits up, puts a hand to his bullet-damaged chest, at first in pain -- then in growing wonder, as the pain disappears. He looks over, sees MacLeod.]
RICHIE - Mac... Mac, I'm still alive... [beat] It's going away!
[MacLeod barely glances at Richie -- all his being focused on Tessa, his voice comes as if from a great distance.]
MacLEOD - Give it another minute... [beat] You'll be fine.
[Richie gets to his feet, awed, the truth hitting him like a bolt.]
RICHIE - Then... I'm one of you... I'm an Immortal, like you!
MacLEOD - [quietly] You always were.
[Richie stands, awed by the dawning realization that he's one of the Immortals, halfway between laughter and tears.]
RICHIE - Unbelievable. You knew all along, didn't you?
[Then he stops -- sees MacLeod bending over Tessa -- and the horror of the shooting comes back. He moves toward MacLeod, his voice charged with hope:]
RICHIE - Tessa too...? Is she...?
[Close -- MacLeod -- He doesn't move for a long beat -- just looks at the love that lies in his arms, still as a crushed dove. When he finally shakes his head, his voice is a whisper so lost that we can barely hear it.]
MacLEOD - No.
[And as Richie falls to his knees beside MacLeod, his eyes rimming with tears, MacLeod puts his hand out to comfort him. As we push in on MacLeod's face...]
TESSA - I can't believe it. This was all straight an hour ago . . . [teasing] And it's all your fault, Duncan MacLeod.
[She turns to smile at MacLeod -- then sees his subdued look. She moves to him with the uncertainty of a new lover.]
TESSA - Did I say something wrong?
[He shakes his head, takes her hand reassuringly.]
MacLEOD - Everything you say is perfect.
TESSA - Duncan, I've known you long enough to see when something's wrong. What is it?
[MacLeod hesitates, then looks into her eyes.]
In the original script, this scene ends with Lisa's question.
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In the original script, "Flashback - Paris, 1983 - apartment bedroom" occurs here.
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RICHIE - [coughs, manages a weak stab of sarcasm] And Mac says . . . you got no . . . sense of humor.
DAWSON - [flustered] What should I do?
[She starts to turn away -- he pulls her back.]
MacLEOD - Lisa, I don't know what this is, but I'd like to see what it could be.
LISA - [looks at him searchingly] Are you sure? Because if something's happening with us, I want to make sure it's with me.
MacLEOD - If it happens, it'll be with you.
[They lock eyes.]
MacLEOD - [stops, looks at them] You checked her out, didn't you?
[Richie and Dawson exchange a brief, involuntary glance. Dawson hesitates, then nods.]
MacLEOD - [tight] So tell me, Dawson . . . how'd she do?
DAWSON - There is a Jean Milon buried at Pere-Lachaise. And he did have a daughter, Lisa. [beat] She checked out fine . . . [beat] But so do you, MacLeod. You know records can be fixed . . .
MacLEOD - I know I can't sit here and do nothing.
RICHIE - What if he's using her?
MacLEOD - I wasn't about to.
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