SEASON THREE
Episode 6: Courage

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

 

SCENE ONE

EXT. PARK BIKE PATH DAY

[Early on a summer morning. Anne Lindsey rides her bike along a reservoir path marked with "Bikes Only" signs every ten yards or so. Only a few other early birds are out. Anne's POV: Ducks on the reservoir. A young couple walking a baby in a stroller. The kind of sights that are good for your soul.]

[She comes around a curve to find MacLeod jogging along the bike path, looking at his watch to check his lap time. He's right in her path.]

ANNE - Look out!

[She tries to swerve, he tries to swerve -- but they swerve the same way, and collide. Anne goes down in a tangle with her bike.]
 

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SCENE TWO

 
ANNE - I remember. [as she climbs to her feet, wry] Like your bike.

[She indicates a "Bikes Only" sign. MacLeod grins sheepishly.]
 

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SCENE THREE

 
ANNE - [with a smile] Maybe I need collision insurance.
 

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SCENE FOUR

The singing was not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE FIVE

 
MacLEOD - Here -- [shrugging off his coat]

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SCENE SIX

EXT. MOUNTAIN ROAD SWITZERLAND 1810 DAY

[A horse-drawn carriage, the area behind the driver loaded with trunks, moves through a high forest overlooking stretches of pristine alpine meadow.]

CULLEN - These Alps are getting on my nerves, Duncan.
 

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SCENE SEVEN

 
MacLEOD - You got that at the inn?
 

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SCENE EIGHT

EXT. WATERSIDE CAFE DAY

[The smoke of a man lighting his pipe as he's passing Anne and MacLeod as they are leaving the cafe.]

ANNE - Not a lot of docs stay in trauma. [beat] You burn hot and then you burn out. [she catches herself] Listen to me... I don't even know you.

MacLEOD - Yes, you do. [He stops and turns to her.] You see more life and death in one night than most people see in a lifetime. [beat] The thing to remember is that it is life and death... not just death.

[Anne's eyes rise to MacLeod's and lock in the silent acknowledgment of something very special happening. She nods and smiles awkwardly.]
 

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SCENE NINE

 
MacLEOD - This is the life you have.
 

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SCENE TEN

 
[As MacLeod goes out the door, Richie calls after him, teasing:]

RICHIE - Should I wait up?

[MacLeod shoots him a look as he goes out.]
 

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SCENE ELEVEN

INT. JOE'S NIGHT

[Music plays through the speaker system. Anne and MacLeod enter. She looks around. The dance floor is lit in a blue hue. The lighting in the rest of the bar is subdued and romantic. Joe's is completely empty except for them.]

ANNE - Where is everybody?

[They move to a table in the middle of the place. On it is a bottle of champagne and a big blue tin of caviar. He opens the champagne.]

MacLEOD - We are everybody.

ANNE - Just you and me?

[He pours the champagne.]

MacLEOD - If you want, I could invite a few friends.

[She takes a glass from him.]

ANNE - That's okay. [beat] You do this often?

MacLEOD - No...
 

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SCENE TWELVE

 
MacLEOD - Some people face life with compassion. Some face it with courage. A few... very few... face it with both.
 

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SCENE THIRTEEN

 
[She hesitates a moment, then takes the beeper off, puts it on the table, and returns to dance with him.]

ANNE - [to convince herself] Jennings is on back up. Let them call him in for once. [beat] Where were we?

[MacLeod places her head against his chest and holds her close.]

MacLEOD - About here, I think.

ANNE - Go on.

[She smiles. They continue to dance. The beeper goes off again. They both know she can't ignore it.]
 

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SCENE FOURTEEN

 
[She looks wistfully about, then back at MacLeod.]

ANNE - Are you going to be mad about this?

MacLEOD - [a little surprised] Why would I be?

ANNE - [still guilty] All the trouble you went to.

MacLEOD - Anne. It's part of the package. Who you are. [beat] I'll walk you out.

[He hands her the beeper. Her hand closes over his as she takes it. As they move to the door--]

ANNE - I'm only on call for three more hours tonight. Maybe you could come by the hospital... If you're up.

MacLEOD - Maybe I will.
 

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SCENE FIFTEEN

This line was not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE SIXTEEN

 
MacLEOD - I'll tell you this once, Cullen. If you want to live, get some help.
 

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SCENE SEVENTEEN

INT. DOJO OFFICE NIGHT

[Richie is at the desk in a pool of light, hunched over a portable computer.]

RICHIE - [to the computer] What do you mean, "File Not Found?" I gotta find those damn invoices.
 

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SCENE EIGHTEEN

 
MacLEOD - If I'd never met Darius, or Fitzcairn, or Tessa... or you?
 

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SCENE NINETEEN

 
CULLEN - Give me the keys to your van.
 

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SCENE TWENTY

The flashbacks to previous clips from the episode as DM remembers his friend were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TWENTY-ONE

 
MacLEOD - I couldn't come back when I thought I could.
 

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