SEASON THREE
Episode 9: Shadows

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

 

SCENE ONE

 
ANNE - Thanks for switching shifts with me, Paul...
 

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SCENE TWO

 
RICHIE - MacLeod around?

ANNE - Upstairs. He hasn't been sleeping well.
 

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SCENE THREE

 
RICHIE - [moves Anne out of earshot] I know he don't look so good. The kid's been playing guitar for quarters by the Third Street bridge. [off Anne's look] Don't worry, I'm gonna get him breakfast, get him cleaned up.

ANNE - He might need more than breakfast.

RICHIE - [beat] I've been there, Anne. The kid just needs a break. [a big smile] You should hear him. He's gonna make us both a million bucks.

ANNE - [turns to Cory] You got yourself a hell of an agent.
 

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SCENE FOUR

These lines were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE FIVE

 
GARRICK - But at least you haven't run away.
 

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SCENE SIX

 
MacLEOD - And a good deal of washing.
 

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SCENE SEVEN

 
GARRICK - [wild] There's your monster! Immortality! Everyone dies and we go on living!
 

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SCENE EIGHT

EXT. TOWN SQUARE ENGLISH VILLAGE 1665 LATER

[ANGLE - Three pyres with waiting stakes in the center, attended by a blackhooded executioner with a blazing pitch torch. Near him stands the Church Official.]
 

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SCENE NINE

This line was not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TEN

EXT. PARK OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION THE PRESENT DAY

[As a dress moves past, attached to an elegant female art patron -- and wipes camera to find MacLeod and Garrick talking, Anne in the B.G. on her cell-phone.]

GARRICK - [re the cell phone] I remember when it used to take a week to send a message a hundred miles.

MacLEOD - It's called progress.

GARRICK - At least we're not burning witches anymore.

MacLEOD - I'm happy for you, Garrick. It seems you finally beat your demons.

GARRICK - It took a while.
 

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SCENE ELEVEN

 
COP - But keep an eye on him...
 

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SCENE TWELVE

 
ANNE - It'll wait.
 

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SCENE THIRTEEN

EXT. OUTDOOR RESTAURANT LATER DAY

[MacLeod leans on his car, looking less than thrilled as Anne is determined to get to the bottom of the incident.]

MacLEOD - So now I'm your patient.

ANNE - It's the best I could do on short notice. [beat] It's not every day I lie to the police... [pointed] Besides, normal people do not go swinging swords around in the street.

MacLEOD - There aren't any little men following me, if that's what you mean.

ANNE - Then what the hell are you doing with a sword?

MacLEOD - [with a smile] It's a dangerous world out there.

ANNE - Duncan, this isn't funny. First your nightmare, now this...

MacLEOD - It's nothing I can't take care of myself.

ANNE - Whoa! Excuse me, Dr. MacLeod... Did I miss the shingle on your wall?

MacLEOD - Anne, I don't need a doctor.

ANNE - How do you know? [off his silence] Duncan, you were hallucinating back there, it could be anything. Epilepsy... [beat] Even a tumor.

MacLEOD - Or maybe a bad pastrami sandwich.

ANNE - [soberly] I doubt it. [beat] At least let me run a couple of tests.

MacLEOD - [beat] Not yet.

ANNE - [tries another tack] Okay, no tests. [beat] A good friend of mine is a shrink.

MacLEOD - [light] You think I'm delusional, or just borderline paranoid?

ANNE - [exasperated] I think you're stubborn as hell.

[She's getting upset. He takes her hand.]

MacLEOD - I know you care, but I need a chance to work this out on my own.

ANNE - When I told those cops you were fine, I meant you were sane... [beat] That doesn't mean everything's all right. [She holds his gaze a moment.]
 

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SCENE FOURTEEN

INT. GARRICK'S STUDIO EVENING

[CLOSE - A book and on the page a woodcut of a mad person wearing a grotesque head restraint. MacLeod's hand flips a page: another mad person, another horrifying restraint.]

GARRICK - That's how the insane were kept until the last century. Dogs lived better.

[Wider as MacLeod, standing at a table, leafs the pages. Garrick, a hammer and chisel in his hand, is covered in stone dust from the sculpture he is working on. Other works clutter the studio, some with sheets draping them.]

GARRICK - [quietly] I keep it to remember what I went through.

MacLEOD - I'm sorry.

GARRICK - It's all right...
 

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SCENE FIFTEEN

EXT. OCEANSIDE PATH EVENING

[Richie and Dawson walk along, Dawson with a "why me" look on his face while Richie makes an earnest pitch for Cory.]

RICHIE - The kid's the real thing, Joe. And it's not the money with him. He just wants to play. [beat] One set's all I'm asking.

DAWSON - [sighs] I'll think about it.
 

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SCENE SIXTEEN

 
DAWSON - Have you noticed... anything?

[Richie automatically defends MacLeod.]

RICHIE - Like what? I don't follow.

DAWSON - Anything out of the ordinary. Strange behavior.

RICHIE - What do you mean, strange?

DAWSON - Anything you'd worry about.
 

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SCENE SEVENTEEN

These lines were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE EIGHTEEN

 
[ANGLE - The standup bar, where a nervous, energized Richie leans, watching Cory like a mother hen while a mildly bemused Dawson looks on.]

RICHIE - [distracted] What?

DAWSON - [indicating] The suits. The guys keeping Armani and Gucci off welfare.
 

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SCENE NINETEEN

 
RICHIE - [taken aback] But he's good. You thought so, too...

DAWSON - Why do you think he's got my stage? [pointed] Even if he's got the chops, Richie, he's got to get lucky, too.

RICHIE - I believe in this guy. As long as they see what he can do, we'll get the deal.
 

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SCENE TWENTY

INT. HOSPITAL RECORDS ROOM DAY

[A computer printer spits out two pages as a nurse, Marcia, sits at a computer, calling up files while Anne sits on the desk.]

MARCIA - Nothing... absolutely nothing.

ANNE - There's got to be something... check the Veterans Administration records.

MARCIA - I did... zero.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-ONE

 
MacLEOD - [beat] Please.

ANNE - Duncan...

[MacLeod stands up, his face full of turmoil.]

MacLEOD - I'll see you later.

[He turns and leaves. Anne's face reflects her conflict of frustration and anger fighting love, and winning this round.]
 

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SCENE TWENTY-TWO

INT. GARRICK'S STUDIO NIGHT

[A candelabra throws strange shadows on the sculpture Garrick is working on. Garrick turns away from it to face MacLeod, deep concern on his face.]

GARRICK - You saw it again?

MacLEOD - As real as ever.

GARRICK - [moves away from the stone, sober] I owe you, Duncan. I know what you're going through, so I won't lie to you... [beat] It's going to get worse.

MacLEOD - But you're here... you survived it.

GARRICK - [pointed] After going through hell.

MacLEOD - I'm there already.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-THREE

 
GARRICK - [panicked] For God's sake, have mercy!

OFFICIAL - You will know God's mercy. [beat] When the fire scorches your flesh.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-FOUR

These scenes were not in the original shooting script.

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SCENE TWENTY-FIVE

 
GARRICK - We're inside your head.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-SIX

EXT. OUTDOOR RESTAURANT AFTERNOON

[MacLeod arrives to meet Anne. She sighs at his haggard face, the three-day stubble... the relationship is strained, but Anne doesn't know why, and MacLeod can't tell her. A waitress gives them menus, glancing at MacLeod before she leaves.]

ANNE - I didn't hear from you... Is it me you're avoiding or just this place?

MacLEOD - It's not that. I'm glad you called.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-SEVEN

 
ANNE - Really? You don't look it. Nothing personal, but even strangers are noticing.

MacLEOD - Maybe it's my sparkling personality.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-EIGHT

 
ANNE - I want to help, Duncan, but I can't unless you let me.
 

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SCENE TWENTY-NINE

In the shooting script, RR talks to DM at the loft, then visits Joe, then encounters the hooded figure when he returns to the dojo, presumably to tell DM about Garrick's insanity.

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