Episode 4: Diplomatic Immunity
Scenes from the DVD set's "Final Shooting Script"
that do not appear in the episode.
In the shooting script, the scene ends with Willie saying "too noble for my own good."
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WILLIE - Grand! Absolutely grand! You shall act as my Second.
[He claps MacLeod on the back and the two of them stride into position on the field. MacLeod picks up a box, opens it. Inside, two PISTOLS repose on red velvet. He offers the first choice of weapon to the challenged, Willie. Willie cheerfully selects his pistol. Smythe gravely takes the remaining one. The two combatants assume the position -- standing back to back, pistols at their sides.]
WILLIE - (CONT'D) We have the honor of the count.
MACLEOD - Very well. [to Smythe] I take it a reconciliation is out of the question?
SMYTHE - My honor has been besmirched. I shall have satisfaction.
[MacLeod looks to Willie. Willie shrugs as if to say, "what are ya gonna do?"]
MACLEOD - Then prepare yourselves, gentlemen.
EDWARD - (CONT'D) Aphids. Just when you think you've gotten rid of them all.
[He notices MacLeod is still waiting for an answer.]
EDWARD - Intriguing, isn't it? That something so beautiful should have thorns. I often wonder why that is.
WILLIE - On the contrary, I'm here to help you.
BUTLER - Begging your pardon?
[Willie indicates the logo on his uniform, beams proudly.]
WILLIE - We rush so you can flush. That's our motto.
[He pushes his way past the gaping Butler and into--]
INT. AMERICAN CONSUL GENERAL RESIDENCE - FOYER - CONTINUOUS
[The Butler's about to protest when -- THWAP! He's struck on the head by the wrench. He falls in a heap. Willie drags him into a nearby closet. ON TOOL BOX as Willie opens it. Inside, among the wrenches and screwdrivers lies a SILENCED AUTOMATIC.]
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