Episode 21: Judgment Day
Scenes from the DVD set's "Final Shooting Script"
that do not appear in the episode.
METHOS - I don't know. And I'm not going to be able to find out. [beat] I'm leaving Paris.
SHAPIRO - But it has.
CLIP -- "THE HUNTERS"/"THE WATCHERS"
DAWSON (O.S.) - For as long as your kind's been around, we've been watching.
INT. BACK ROOM (FROM "THE WATCHERS," SC. 20123)
DAWSON - We know there can be only One. It could be you.
INT. DARIUS' CHURCH (FROM "THE HUNTERS," SC. 12617)
[MacLeod finds Darius body.]
MACLEOD (O.S.) - (from previous clip) It should have been Darius.
INT. BACK ROOM (FROM "THE WATCHERS," SC. 20123) - RESUME
[MacLeod grabs Joe's wrist and finds the Watcher tattoo.]
MACLEOD - One of his killers had the same tattoo.
DAWSON - That's not possible.
These flashback clips were not in the original shooting script.
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This narrative voice-over was not in the original shooting script.
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MacLEOD - I want your files. I need to know more about him. Where he's lived, what he's done, his habits...
DAWSON - We have rules...
MacLEOD - Then break them.
INT. CHATEAU RIVAGE - TRIBUNAL ROOM - RESUME
MacLEOD - Are you really saying it would have been better if Joe had stayed out of it?
CLIP: "THE ZONE"
MacLEOD - Don't give me that line about it's not my job. We've been sitting on the sidelines for too long -- both of us.
DAWSON - What am I supposed to do? Start a war?
MacLEOD - I want you to help me nail this guy.
DAWSON - Call the cops. [starts for the door]
MacLEOD - Joe. There are people that watch... and there are people that do.
SHAPIRO - What's that got to do with it?
MACLEOD - Everything...
INT. CHATEAU RIVAGE - DAWSON'S ROOM - LATER
[Dawson watches as MacLeod slides a PILLOW-SHEET from the bed over the security camera, blinding it. MacLeod's eyes and hands move about the room and disconnect a small microphone.]
DAWSON - A little late, isn't it?
MACLEOD - It's the thought that counts. [jumping down]
MACLEOD - It's hard to convict a man on his home court, Joe. Too many relationships. Too many friends.
JACOB - Sounds good to me.
JACOB - This is for Irena. [off David's bewildered look] My wife.
INT. CATHEDRAL (SC. 30419)
[MacLeod confronts Thorne.]
THORNE - I hardly kill anymore. Only the Gayle woman asked too many questions.
INT. JOE'S (SC. 302423)
[MacLeod tells Dawson what he's learned.]
DAWSON - Armand Thorne? An Immortal? Why did he kill Lauren?
MACLEOD - Because she found something in his collection, something she shouldn't have.
INT. CATHEDRAL (SC. 30419)
THORNE - Everything I own is a part of me. Especially the Cross. I sell nothing. [beat] And nothing is ever taken from me.
INT. TRAIN DEPOT (SC. 30439)
[MacLeod and Thorne battle along the top of the train.]
MACLEOD (O.S.) - (from SC. 30419) How about your head?
[MacLeod gains the upper hand and beheads Thorne. And as he's plastered to the train by the Quickening--]
METHOS - [passionate] Isn't that why the Watchers exist -- to observe the truth and record it?
CLIPS: "METHOS/FINALE I/FINALE II"
[Kalas's Watcher, Roger, hangs up the phone and follows Kalas.]
MACLEOD (O.S.) - [speaking to the Tribunal] Joe didn't tell Kalas about the Watchers. But he found out about you anyway.
[Kalas slams Roger into a tree.]
INT. SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY (FROM "METHOS," SC. 41618)
[Kalas stalks Don Salzer through the stacks.]
MACLEOD (O.S.) - [speaking to the Tribunal] And he didn't hesitate to use you any way he could. He was looking for power over me...
INT. KALAS' HIDEOUT (FROM "FINALE II," SC. 32214)
[CLOSE - A COMPUTER SCREEN - As the opening graphic of the Watcher Database runs.]
MACLEOD (O.S.) - [speaking to the Tribunal] ...And you gave it to him.
[Kalas sits at his desk looking at his computer as screens full of Immortals and Watchers flash past.]
KALAS - Brilliant. You have to admire them. They have files on half the Immortals in Europe here.
EXT. QUAI NEAR BARGE - DAY (FROM "FINALE I," SC. 32138)
[Dawson is giving Methos hell.]
DAWSON - Dammit, you said you wiped everything! You had all the files.
METHOS - I thought I did.
DAWSON - [acid] Well, apparently not. What the hell was that, anyway?
METHOS - Don and I were working on an interactive database... All our records in one handy, easy to access file.
DAWSON - Well, that is just perfect. [sarcastic] The wonders of modern technology.
EXT. WATCHER ESTATE (FROM "FINALE II," SC. 32219)
[Kalas confronts MacLeod on the bridge.]
KALAS - If I die, everything goes public. Salzer's file is on my computer. If I'm not there to stop it, it automatically goes out to every news agency in the world.
INT. BARGE (FROM "FINALE I," SC. 32139)
[Dawson breaks the news to MacLeod.]
DAWSON - Immortals, Watchers, the histories... everything.
MACLEOD - This could start a panic. Witch hunts. Half the governments in the world will be hunting us.
INT. KALAS' HIDEOUT / INT. VEMAS' CHATEAU (SC. 32227-31)
[ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN, Kalas' Database entry is displayed.]
MARTIN (O.S.) - Dawson? Dawson, I found it.
[ON MARTIN - IN THE CLOSET talking urgently on the phone.]
MARTIN - I'm inside right now. The disk is in the computer.
DAWSON - Martin... Martin? Martin!
[While Dawson calls out, Kalas has found Martin and driven his sword through the closet door, killing him. Kalas leans over and picks up Martin's phone.]
KALAS - [into phone] It's not that easy, Dawson.
[ON DAWSON, distraught.]
KALAS - [over phone] I want MacLeod. [ON KALAS] Tell him he meets me tonight... [beat] Otherwise, we're all on CNN.
EXT. EIFFEL TOWER (FROM "FINALE II," SC. 32235)
[The endgame of MacLeod's fight with Kalas.]
MACLEOD - Hear that, Kalas? That's the fat lady singing.
[MacLeod severs Kalas's sword in two.]
KALAS - You have me at a disadvantage, MacLeod. [a long beat] But remember... If you do kill me... You're finished, too.
MACLEOD - Maybe it's worth it, if it rids the world of you.
[A lightning storm is beginning. MacLeod makes his decision:]
MACLEOD - The Eiffel Tower. The world's biggest lightning rod.
[He swings. Kalas falls. The Quickening starts.]
INT. KALAS' HIDEOUT (FROM "FINALE II," SC. 32237)
[CLOSE - KALAS' COMPUTER - On it is displayed MacLeod's record. Surging electricity crackles over the computer's face, building until the screen explodes into the room.]
[Dawson is stunned. Speechless.]
DAWSON - David. Dear God. Jack, I'm so sorry.
MACLEOD - [beat] It's not his time.
[He storms away. Methos shrugs philosophically.]
This ad lib is the moment we all learned that Joe Dawson is Catholic. (Although, upon further review, he does tell Horton "I'll light you a candle" in Unholy Alliance, Pt 2...)
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In the original shooting script, MacLeod finds Joe at the end of Act 4, and this scene (which became the opening scene of "One Minute To Midnight") is the tag.
EXT. OLD FACTORY - DAY
[To establish the new Watcher HQ, as over:]
SHAPIRO (O.S.) - You all know what that bastard's done.
INT. OLD FACTORY - WATCHER WAR ROOM - DAY
[Rows of people seated in chairs, facing a raised dais. Jack Shapiro, grim-faced and vengeful, addresses the assembled Watchers.]
SHAPIRO - How Duncan MacLeod murdered a dozen of us in order to save one traitor. [beat] We've been hurt, but we're still alive. The Watchers live. And while we do, while one of us is still breathing, everything stops except for one mission.
[The CAMERA tracks among the assembled Watchers as they listen. Shock, dismay, a growing hardness -- they're ready to fight.]
SHAPIRO - We will find MacLeod and Dawson, wherever they're hiding... [beat] And we will kill them.
[The CAMERA FINDS Methos, among the assembled Watchers, taking this in. And off his look--]
[TO BE CONTINUED]
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