SEASON THREE
Episode 4: The Cross of St. Antoine

Scenes from the DVD set's "Final Shooting Script"
that do not appear in the episode.

 

SCENE ONE

 
DAWSON - I hope she's not talking about our food.
 

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SCENE TWO

This scene was not in the original shooting script. Apparently, they decided to showcase Jim Byrnes' talents by adding footage of him singing one of his own blues songs.

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SCENE THREE

 
DAWSON - [with self-recrimination] I went through the window and fell on my ass.
 

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SCENE FOUR

 
DAWSON - She was murdered, you son-of-a-bitch.

[MacLeod quickly pulls Dawson away.]

MacLEOD - [to Dawson] Easy! This won't help.

DAWSON - [shrugs him off] Maybe we're wasting our time.
 

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SCENE FIVE

 
AMANDA - [O.S.] MacLeod? I thought you couldn't wait to get out?

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SCENE SIX

The dialogue here is not in the Shooting Script, only a description of the actions.

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SCENE SEVEN

 
FATHER PETER - You can't! It's sacrilege!

BELLAM - Let me do 'em, Rafe. Ain't never killed no priest before.
 

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SCENE EIGHT

 
[MacLeod drops the reins and runs towards the fray.]

[Jonah tries to get in the way -- but Rafe swings his gun and knocks the young man flat.]

RAFE - [to the unconscious Jonah] Don't be doing that again. [He closes in on Father Peter, cocks the weapon to shoot.]

[MacLeod, running closer, not slowing as he heads for them. Rafe is about to shoot when MacLeod runs right into him, knocks him off his aim, the bullet going wild.]
 

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SCENE NINE

 
FATHER PETER - By the blacksmith's shop. He'll be closed now... [smiling] But I think I may be able to intercede on your behalf.

MacLEOD - I'd be grateful.
 

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SCENE TEN

The beginning of this scene was not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE ELEVEN

 
Durgan - I got a saying. "If you don't look for trouble, it don't find you."
 

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SCENE TWELVE

 
[Amanda picks up a wooden spoon and tastes the stew.]

AMANDA - [re the stew] And he cooks, too... [She kisses him lightly on the lips.] Maybe somebody whacked him. [beat] It's been known to happen.

MacLEOD - Maybe.

AMANDA - Doesn't your friend Joe have a Who's Who on Immortals?

MacLEOD - Let's leave Joe out of this.

[As MacLeod begins to pour the stew into a large wooden serving bowl...]
 

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SCENE THIRTEEN

 
BILLOWS - That'll be six dollars.
 

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SCENE FOURTEEN

 
[CLOSE - A child's exercise book, several words there written in a child's scrawl. A hand reaches down with a quill pen and crosses an uncrossed letter T.]

MISS WELSLEY - [O.S.] Don't worry, Helen... [smiles down at Helen, an uncertain six-year-old in a starched frock seated at a bench table with five other children in their cleanest attire.] It will come in time.

[As Helen returns the smile, we hear the sound of a bell ringing the hour.]
 

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SCENE FIFTEEN

This line was not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE SIXTEEN

Scene ends with Durgan killing Miss Welsley, in the shooting script.

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SCENE SEVENTEEN
NOTE: The unhuman sound effects for Thorne were not described in the shooting script.

 
FATHER PETER - It is his grace you feel.

[They both turn as they hear a noise behind them. Their POV -- Bellam & Rafe, the two bandits who tried to steal the cross before.]

FATHER PETER - [reacts, frightened] They've come for the cross. [turning to Durgan] Heaven help us.

DURGAN - [with a half-smile] I don't think heaven will be helping you today Father.

[Durgan pulls the Priest close. Father Peter's face contorts in pain as the blade of Durgan's knife mortally wounds him. He lets out a gasp and clutches at Durgan. As he does, a shot rings out. Bellam drops.]

DURGAN - Let's get out of here. [moves to his horse]

[MacLeod, lowering his smoking rifle, races towards them on horseback. Durgan mounts quickly.]

DURGAN - Stop him.

[Rafe raises his pistol and fires it at the approaching MacLeod. MacLeod is unhorsed as the bullet takes him in the shoulder. He falls into the woods behind a boulder. Bellam staggers to his feet and reaches to Durgan for help. Durgan kicks him away, looks at the cross, stuffs it in his coat, then races away.]

[Rafe reloads his pistol and moves into the woods after MacLeod. MacLeod leaps from a rock and lands on Rafe. With one blow Rafe is unconscious. MacLeod races toward the fallen Priest. He checks his wound and sees there is no hope.]
 

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SCENE EIGHTEEN

 
MACLEOD - [re the glass] It's the story of the Good Samaritan, Thorne... you probably wouldn't appreciate it.
 

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SCENE NINETEEN

 
THORNE - And I do appreciate the window.
 

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SCENE TWENTY

 
DAWSON - [with false bravado] Hey, take a look at me. It's not the first time I've been stomped. I handled it then, I'll handle it now.

MacLEOD - [with sympathy] Sure you will.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-ONE

These lines were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TWENTY-TWO

INT. THORNE ESTATE/MUSEUM MAIN ENTRANCE ROOM NIGHT

[Angle -- The main stairs as Amanda lowers into view from an overhead balcony, lands lightly on the stairs. A beat later MacLeod follows her. Amanda looks at her watch.]

 

INT. THORNE ESTATE/MUSEUM CROSS ROOM NIGHT

[Close on the stopwatch in Amanda's black-gloved hand.]

AMANDA - Twelve minutes till the guard comes through this wing.

[Widen to reveal Amanda and MacLeod, dressed in black, standing in the doorway of the Cross Room. His POV -- Cross Room crisscrossed with the red beams of lasers.]

AMANDA - Touch one and it's game over.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-THREE

 
[Amanda kneels, takes a small atomizer and fires it across the doorway. Immediately a laser beam is visible in the mist.]

AMANDA - [re the beam] Source beam.

[Amanda leans gingerly through the doorway to get a better look into the Cross Room. Her flashlight plays over the cases.]

AMANDA - Nice.

[MacLeod looks at her. She gestures into the room. Trains her flashlight beam on a case. A solid gold antique pitcher.]

AMANDA - Couldn't we just take it, instead?

MacLEOD - No.

[He guides her hand with the flashlight until it comes to rest on the Cross in another case in the center of the room. In the doorway Amanda and MacLeod huddle in a shadow, arguing in urgent whispers.]

AMANDA - I'm in charge, remember? I say we grab the vase.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-FOUR

 
MacLEOD - [checks his watch, pointed] Eight minutes.

[MacLeod and Amanda, wearing their goggles, move through the laser beams in tightly choreographed.]

AMANDA - Careful, big step, leg down.

MacLEOD - Maybe we should tango?

AMANDA - We'll dance later. [beat] Last one.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-FIVE

 
[Then Amanda starts scooping up the rest of the contents of the case.]

MacLEOD - Leave it, Amanda! [He looks over his shoulder. A Guard's footsteps are approaching.] Amanda!

[And off his moment of panic, as she looks at him:]

 

INT. THORNE ESTATE/MUSEUM CORRIDOR OUTSIDE CROSS ROOM

[The Guard moves along the corridor, turns his key in a keycheck box, approaches the doorway to the Cross Room. The Guard's POV -- The Cross Room: The lasers hum quietly. Nothing unusual in sight. The Guard moves on.]

[Resume -- MacLeod and Amanda flattened against a wall, not breathing.]
 

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SCENE TWENTY-SIX

These lines were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TWENTY-SEVEN

These lines were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TWENTY-EIGHT

The shooting script describes Joe playing 'down and dirty crying ass blues' in this scene, but the specific song is not identified there.

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