Hollywould (2019) Script

[SOFT DRONE]


[DEEP BASE]

MARK: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

What do you mean what is actually going on?

MARK: Can't you see that I am under a tremendous amount of pressure and all I want to do is get your support because at the end of the day, baby, it is all about us!

MONNICA: Look I bet if Janice needed you you would be right there!

MARK: Yeah, that's what this is about isn't it? Is that what this is about. You think I'm having some kind of affair with Janice, is that it?

MONNICA: Yeah, yeah, I don't know Mark. You tell me. Is there something I should know?

MARK: No no no where you going?

MONNICA: Upstairs.

No no listen. You can't go upstairs you got to talk to me.

MARK: Please stay and talk to me!

MONNICA: I don't want to talk to you!

MONNICA: I don't want to talk to you, talk to Janice!

MARK: Listen I know you're upset baby.

MONNICA: Get off of me!

MARK: I know you're upset and I know that I hurt you, but listen. If you go, if you go in that room it's-

MONNICA: You're messing around again.

MARK: No, I wasn't here with her.

She just popped-

MARK: Monnica Come on.

[MARK SIGHS]

MARK: Where are you going?

MONNICA: I have to go. I have no place here.

MARK: Monnica, wait. Monnica please, please. Wait!

MONNICA: Stop yelling-

MARK: I'm not yelling! I am so sick and tired, every time you don't get your way you start to accuse me of having an affair?

Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?

I should have an affair.

MONNICA: Get my way?

MARK: Yes get your way!

MONNICA: I should have stayed in LA like I planned to be for some stupid reason I thought coming here for you would be good for me and my baby!

MARK: Oh, your baby?

MONNICA: Our baby.

MARK: You should've stayed in LA, MONNICA: Is it our baby!?

MARK: You should of stayed there!

[OMINOUS SIREN]

[CRICKETS]

[SHUTTER]

[FLAMES BURNING]

MARK: The conductor comes to me in my darkest despair, who she is I'm not aware.

Ride my train, she says to me. Ride my train.

MARK: I don't have a ticket.

MARK: The first trips for free.

She senses my worry, she senses my fear.

She whispers softly in my ear.

[DRONE FADES]

[TYPEWRITER CLICKS]

[CRUMPLES PAPER]

Come on Mark. Find it. Find something.

Find it, find it, come on Mark.

Come on.

CLERK: Hi, how are you?

Hi.

Will that be all for you?

Yeah that's it.

Oh, yo your Mark Travis! oh my gosh I knew you were from here but I never thought I would see you, I read like all of your books.

I'm a huge fan.

Can I please get a picture with you?

My friend will never believe it!

No, no. I'm kind of in a hurry can you just pack.

No no it will be real quick! My manager can come take it too.

Bill! Bill come out here!

BILL: Yeah!

I prefer you didn't take any pictures.

No I do have a couple questions my friends want to know.

They always said you live around here but I never thought I'd run into you.

Yeah.

I just saw you on television Bill come here, take this picture!

Is it true your turning your book into a tv special?

I don't want to take any pictures.

CLERK: Please, just a quick picture. My friends will never believe that I met you.

Bill take this picture of us real quick.

No.

What show are you gonna be doing?

Are you serious? I just want to know.

Stop I don't want any pictures!

No!

Look obviously I'm home yes okay. But I came back to get away from the distractions, not to have silly pictures of me taken and posted all over the, the internet so everybody knows where I am. So no, no pictures!

I mean, we didn't mean anything by it. We, we just, we haven't-

Look it's my fault okay, it's my fault and I'm sorry.

I should have just ordered the groceries online like I always do, keep the change!

[DOORBELL RINGS]

NEWS ANCHOR: This is your morning news with the Belle.

Good morning citizens of Angel heights.

My grandma use to say, daughter if the waves of anxiety are too big, you got to learn to surf.

[LAUGHS] A little note from the Belle.

STREET PREACHER: Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart today.

Jesus said low I stand at the door and knock.

Jesus is knocking on the door of your heart today.

[CAR BEEPS]

BELLE ON RADIO: Hey it's partly cloudy today with a high of 71 degrees, Traffic is running smoothly on I-72 no jams there.

Later today I will be speaking to the new mayor of Angel Heights, Martin Rodgers, as he talks about the future construction plans for the township. In national news, the FDA also approves an opioid painkiller up to 10 times stronger than Fentanyl. That's interesting. We have our morning line up coming up after we pay some bills.

[DOGS BARKING]

ANSWERING MACHINE: 5 new messages 10 saved messages, first new message.

JANICE: Mark where are you? I need that final revision asap!

Not only is your VOD deal in play but I'm entertaining an option for a sequel. Come on Mark you know what's at stake here, call me!

MARK: The conductor appears as she walks down the isle.

On her face there's a wicked smile.

Her teeth are sharpe and her breath is vile.

And when she speaks, she speaks in style.

There's no way off. Why don't you sit down.

I'm sorry she lied I'm really just a clown.

This train is more powerful then the strongest of tide.

Just relax,

and enjoy the rest of the ride.

[SINK RUNNING AND MARK HEAVING]

Come on Mark, pull yourself together.

Come on buddy. You can beat this. Just get it under control.

[PHONE VIBRATING]

1920.

World War Two.

[PHONE VIBRATING]

I know you're busy so, I really appreciate you seeing me.

Thank you.

HELEN: What's stoping you Mark?

I've been having a real hard time lately and, I don't know what it is.

The conductor.

She comes to me in my darkest despair. Of who she is, I'm not aware.

Ride my train she says to me.

Ride my train. The first trip's for free.

She senses my worry. She senses my fear.

She whispers softly in my ear.

You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

I promise to take you away from your pain.

[DISPATCH SOUNDS, PHONE RINGING]

OFFICER: Remember Chief wants to see you before you leave.

Okay.

Congratulations.

Thanks pal.

CRUISE: Yo! What's up man?

Hey. What's going on bro?

DAVENPORT: Yeah!

Eviction notice for Detective Leon Davenport.

You ain't getting rid of this old dog that easy.

You having second thoughts?

Retirement is far from my mind. Eleven overdoses and counting. Nothing seems odd to you?

Eleven?

Does anyone, but me do any real detective work around here, got all these young faces make me feel like I'm in a damn daycare. look the department is in good hands.

Look there's a bigger problem then you being in charge.

There's a new drugs infiltrating our town.

Come on man you about to retire this not your problem no more.

[DOOR KNOCKING]

It's open.

COLEMAN: Cruise, I've been looking for you. Chief wants me to shadow you today. You ready?

Detective Davenport, Detective Coleman.

You new recruits looking younger everyday.

Sir, I graduated at the top of my class. My father and brother were cops. It's in my blood.

It's nice for once not to have to look at his ugly face all day.

Welcome to the team. Cruise go get the car.

Detective Coleman and I will be waiting for you.

This is unreal.

There's nothing like having a strong woman watching your back.

Just so you know sir, it's an honor to meet you.

There's not too many fine detectives left like yourself.

Quit kissing my ass, I will see you at the car.

Yes sir.

Close that door behind you.

Yes sir.

Thank you.

JANICE: Yeah, no I promise you were gonna get this deal done.

Okay, I promise we will get this done. I listen, it's no problem. Yeah as a matter of fact he just walked in. Yeah.

What took you so long?

WAITRESS: Hi, can I get you both something?

I'm gonna call you back. Actually I'm good if you can just get me a refill please.

Sure thing.

I'm good, nothing thank you.

Just water with lemon?

Yes.

Awesome.

What the hell is going on Mark? I mean, I can't get you on the phone. You're not responding to any of my emails.

I know. I know. I'm sorry, Janice. Really, I'm sorry.

Do you have any idea of what is at stake here? This is big for you. This is huge. Frankly Mark I'm concerned. I'm really concerned. What the hell have you been doing? You do at least have the first draft that I can take to the studio?

Yeah about that. I'm working on that.

Working on it?

For God sakes, for God sakes Mark I have a meeting with the network next Friday.

Just need a little more time.

Time!? I knew I should have come earlier, this whole deal is about to fall through.

I don't like the pressure that your... don't like the pressure that you're putting me under. Okay?

Is it Monnica?

I never mentioned anything about Monnica and I don't want you to talk about her. Don't talk about her!

Alright. I wont bring her up again. Sorry.

Good, but you have to talk to me.

Thank you. But you'll have to tell me something.

Thank you, you so I can help you. You knew I never thought it was a good idea for you to come back here!

Janice don't say that, you know why I came back here, this is where it all started for me, I need this place this is the motivation.

I know you better then anybody, the old Mark he would of been had this finished. There is a boat load of money at the end of this rainbow, what's stopping you Mark?

It's my mind, Janice. It's just racing, and it won't let me rest.

I can't. I can't stop it.

Do you trust me, Mark?

Yes, I trust you.

A guy from LA is gonna call you.

He's my partner. Now listen we have less than a week to get you back to writing again. So I need you to pick up your phone and I know you want to get this deal done.

Am I right?

Yes, yes of course.

Okay great. Then trust me.

We got this! I got to get out of here.

Thank you so much I appreciate it you know that.

I really need you to trust me, okay?

Yeah.

[PHONE RINGING]

Don't forget to pick up your phone. Yeah, I'm boarding now.

I will.

MONNICA VOICEMAIL: Hi, you reached Monnica please leave a message.

[BEEP] Come on pick up. It's Mark, honey. I need you to pick up the phone. Just please pick up the phone. Come on pick up, pick up, baby. Please, I need you to pick up the-

MONNICA VOICEMAIL: Hi, you reached Monnica please leave a message.

[BEEP] Monnica Pick up the God dam phone, why won't you pick up the phone?

MONNICA VOICEMAIL: Please leave a message.

[BEEP] Monnica please. Baby look, I just need you to call me back. Just give me a call back okay. Just please call me back.

[DEEP BASS AND PHONE VIBRATING]

Hello?

SHADE: Is this Mark?

Who's calling?

SHADE: Janice Scheduled us to meet?

Meet?

SHADE: Yeah meet. She wanted us to meet?

Oh yes, yes I'm sorry.

SHADE: Listen, I'm in your town. She gave me an address. So lets meet around noon. Okay?

Okay. That's great. Yeah same place too right?

SHADE: Yeah.

Hey man I didn't catch your name.

[STRANGE NOISE]

SHADE: Yeah yeah.

[HANG UP BEEPS]

[THUNDER AND RAIN]

[GLASSES CLANK, DINER SOUNDS]

[OMINOUS DRONE]

Hey?

SHADE: So what's up?

You tell me. Janice said that you can help me.

MIKE: Hey Mark you alright?

Oh hey Mike, Want anything to eat?

Mike, we're fine I appreciate it.

Yeah alright man.

Hey I didn't catch your name.

I didn't give it to you but you can call me Shade.

Shade? That's interesting.

Janice told me you had little bit of a problem.

What'd she say?

That you're not productive and your not meeting your deadlines.

I don't like the pressure, okay. I don't like-

Hold up! I don't care about your damn business.

I'm here for one thing and one thing only.

And what's that?

To free your mind and release you from all your pain.

Pain. We all have pain Mark.

I want to be free.

You can and you will.

[DEEP BASS]

What is that?

Cast all your cares on me, because she cares for you.

SHADE: [LAUGHS] Say hello to Holly for me!

MARK: She promised to take away all of my pain.

[HORSE WHINNIES]

She reaches out with her soft hands as she pulls me aboard. and when I'm on she pulls the cord.

[TRAIN CHOOS]

I hear whistles blow. I see sparks fly.

[LIGHT CHATTER]

Soon enough I am high.

[SHUTTER]

[BEEP]

¶ELECTRIC GUITAR¶ NEWS: And the temperature comes in... at 57 degrees. It's a beautiful night out. Our high temperatures are 73, 73. One degree cooler than average today in the high-

[RESTAURANT CHATTER]

JT: Hold on everybody hold it. Cut the music!

OLIVIA: JT you can't make a toast with an empty glass.

There must be a hole in this thing!

TOM: That's a little bit better Thanks Tom!

JT: I'm fine, I'm fine! Now look, we're all here for one man and one man only.

Mark Travis...

[RESTAURANT CHEERS]

Hey most of us in here grew up with you Mark and I know that Arnold and I had our dreams of being famous. Well we see how that turned out!

Although we teetered off into our own respected careers...

I'm proud of you. Your town is proud of you.

So cheers to you, two time Academy Award winning writer Mr. Mark Travis!

[CHEERS]

Lets Party!

[CHEERS] [MUSIC CONTINUES]

BELLE REPORT: Now to some exciting entertainment news in the heights. That's Angel Heights. Our favorite celebrity.

Angel Heights' own Mark Travis is here back home tonight over at JT Brewskis for a book signing of his new book

"The Conductor".

I read a couple chapters and boy it is a great read. Exciting. Hurry up and get over there tonight with your copy. Get it signed, pictures taken, and tell them the Belle sent you. Okay we got to pay some bills, we will be back after this commercial break!

Man you make me feel so good I want to kiss you!

Just a little kiss Get away from me with that!

ARNOLD: Come on man. We're proud of you man. So what's next?

Nothing's next I'm just gonna relax and I'm gonna enjoy this ride. Although my agent tells me that she's working on a tv seres or something like that. Who knows.

OLIVIA: Hi.

Hey did you meet Olivia?

No I have not, hi!

Hi Mark Travis, congratulations.

JT brags about you all the time.

You already met Arnold.

How you doing?

I brought Olivia on as my night manager. She runs the place while I'm gone.

Lucky you, nice to meet you.

The pleasure is all mine really, you guys need any refills.

Sure, sure.

GRACE: Excuse me!

So I read "The Conductor".

You have to tell me the inspiration behind it.

You read this. Hm, okay?

Here's the back story.

When I was growing up I use to collect trains.

I loved them, really loved them and I use to collect old trains from the 1900s, World War I. I became fascinated with that period of time. Trains were at there peak.

I'll have to google that.

Yeah really interesting the U.S.A-

Yeah get to the point. You're starting to bore me.

Man you guys.

Alright so here it is.

Most of us, I believe all of us have someone or something in the driver seat of our minds. And I also believe that we're, our souls, are made up of three unique parts, our mind, our will, and our emotions.

WOMAN: Excuse me. Hi, can I get a refill?

I'll be right back to our convo Mr. Travis.

GRACE: Hi, JT?

I'm sorry to interrupt but the woman at the door told me to come and see you?

Okay?

Um, About an opening you have?

We put that out yet?

I don't think so.

Susan, just quit two nights ago.

You are right on time.

What's your name beautiful?

Grace.

Grace, isn't that a sweet name?

Thank you, well here's my resume, I just moved to the area and I can start right away.

Tell you what beautiful, I'm gonna turn this over to Olivia and she'll be in touch. How about that?

Thank you so much sir, it was a pleasure meeting you.

OLIVIA: I can give her a call later if you want me too?

Yeah.

This is great.

Hey tell me you see that.

See that right, that girl's staring at you.

I thought it was me man.

No, she, she wants you!

Alright, well check this out!

Go get 'em cowboy!

Go get her cowboy!

Momma's looking for you. Where you been at?

DATE: Mom is looking for you, brother?

This our first date!

There's no way that works.

For Christ sakes.

This my sister!

[LAUGHS]

I can't believe that worked!

I don't even got a sister!

JT: For Christ Sakes.

So that's Roman hands and Russian fingers!

You're so stupid!

Yeah for Christ sakes he's just...

Women, JT look at them. All the women are out tonight!

Yeah well there here for you buddy.

They keep to themselves, though.

That's probably because they know that you're married.

Oh yeah. Unfortunately.

What? There's trouble in paradise?

You know how women are man. Especially with all this new found attention I have. She's just waiting any day now, someone is gonna extort me with a sex tape.

No, not Monnica.

Yeah yeah!

Monnica's beautiful. What, she thinks like that?

Look we just haven't been getting along, okay. That's all.

You know, she just keeps accusing me of stuff constantly.

Yeah well, sometimes the past catches up with us.

FEMALE: Man I'm out of here!

Tonight is not about the past, so snap out of it!

You're right. You're right.

Hey JT.

I see something that I like and I will be right back.

Hey don't hurt nobody!

Peace out brother!

¶OMINOUS STRINGS¶

MARK: Monnica, Monnica, Baby look I just want you to call me back. Just give me a call back, okay?

Pain we all have pain Mark.

MARK: I want to be free.

SHADE: Cast all your cares on me because she cares for you!

Psst.

[MYSTERIOUS LAUGH]

HOLLY: Hey stranger.

¶HIP HOP INSTRUMENTALS¶ MARK: Hi.

HOLLY: Mark. Why you looking at me like you don't remember me?

Yeah, I'm sorry I don't-

You know when I heard you were going to be here tonight...

I rushed right over.

What?

[VOICE DISTORTED] That's okay, honey. Nobody's watching.

Mark it's okay. We're at a party everyone's having a good time.

You don't have to be like this Be like what? Who are you?

Mark, you know me real good.

Okay. Yeah.

Yeah I get it, I... alright look I don't mean any offense none at all honestly. I'm just not in to this kind of stuff.

This kind of stuff?

Yeah, I get it. You're just trying to do your job, make your money, but I'm a married man and I'm just not the kind of client you would be into.

I'm flattered though really thank you.

Excuse me?

What, I know you're just doing your job it's cool, I get it, it's just not my thing.

You bastard!

What, what are you talking about?

I can't believe this!

I'm sorry I just thought, your not-

What are you doing?

Can you believe this?

This scum bag Mark Travis wants to pay me for sex!

I did not say that. What are you... I didn't ask you for-

Did he ask you for sex?

MARK: Knock it off!

Did he ask you?

I did not ask any-

Cause he just asked me for sex!

I did not ask her for sex, I did not ask you for sex!

You know I came all this way to meet you, sir. For you to sign my book. Not to be treated like some hooker!

Lower your voice. Lower your voice!

You know what? Wait till Monnica finds out that you're up to you're old tricks again!

What did you say?

He has a wife. Yeah!

Stop it. Get out.

Get off of me you're hurting me!

Get off of me.

Somebody help, we have Jeffery Dahmer in here Shut up!

OJ Simpson!

How do you know Monnica?

You really don't remember me do you?

I said that already! Who are you?

What are you- What are you doing?

I can't believe this, I really can't believe this!

Oh my God I can't believe this. Oh my God.

I really can't believe this.

I'm so stupid.

JT put you up to this didn't he? Oh my God I'm gonna kill him that son of a-

Mark you told me you loved me, you told me you loved me and that you would always find a way for us to be together.

No no, no your crazy I'm getting the hell out of here!

Mark, how could you treat me like this?

[DEEP DRONE AND ELECTRONIC PULSING]

MARK: I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry.

MARK: I'm never gonna let you go, I won't!

Do you remember now?

Hey Mark? What's going on buddy?

Huh? Nothing, just, we're good.

You started flipping out in there, you got a lot of us worried.

I'm okay. Yeah, I just needed a minute. I'm good, really.

This is your night. So don't over do it.

Yeah sure.

Alright I'll be inside, okay?

Yeah, yeah I'll be in.

Holly right?

That's right baby, that's right. Long time.

It's been a long time.

Yeah, how about we get out of here and we have some real fun?

¶OMINOUS BEAT¶

¶Yeah Yeah¶

[HOLLY LAUGHS]

¶Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah¶

¶Yeah Yeah¶

¶You're the only one out of touch¶

¶Trying to figure out I'm yours-¶

[HOLLY LAUGHS]

MARK: Holly, right?

HOLLY: That's right, baby. That's right.

[EXHALES]

[SUDDEN DRONE]

HOLLY: Last night was amazing!

[GLASS BREAKS]

What are you doing here!?

Mark, baby, come here come here.

No, no. You got to get out of here before my wife comes home, you got to get of here before she comes home.

Mark baby, chill out she's not here remember.

What are you talking about?

She's not here.

[DOORS OPENING]

Oh my God she's here. Oh my God she's here. You got to hide. You got to hide!

Yes! No I will not!

Babe, Mark. Baby!

Be quiet, be quiet. Sh, sh!

[BREATHING HEAVY, DOOR SQUEAKING]]

JANICE: Mark!?

Oh oh I'm so sorry. You know you left me the key right?

Yeah, yeah.

I've been calling you all morning you missed our nine o clock.

I, I over slept or something, can you just give me a minute Ja? I'll be right there.

And is that a cup, Just meet me down stairs!

Hey Baby!

Sh, stop.

Look stay here okay, I'll be right back.

And don't make any noise!

[WHISPERS] Okay Lover!

Hi Janice.

Hey listen. About that meeting.

I'm sorry I was out last night celebrating with the guys and you know how they can be.

[CLAPPING]

Mhm, Mr. Hometown hero I completely understand Mark but can we celebrate after this deal is done, please?

Yeah, yeah I agree.

Okay, thank you. And you sure you okay?

Yeah I'm fine. Why?

Nothing but I am gonna need you back in LA soon, alright?

Did you see this article they wrote up on you?

Look at this, man.

JANNICE: Yeah. (MARK LAUGHS)

That's cool. That's really cool.

Oh, come on that's more than cool. You're in a position of power and we have to capitalize on this. And look as your agent, it is my job to make sure you're getting top dollar.

So I met with the max Johnson agency.

Really?

Uh huh, yeah. Over at max studios and there is a 20 million dollar deal on the table for the conductor.

You got to be kidding me.

And you have 100% creative rights. Yeah.

That's awesome.

Yes and all they need is a show bible written four episodes and its a done deal.

Done deal!

It is done. We to the moon!

You're amazing! It's amazing.

They don't call me big J.A for nothing!

So uh, when is Monnica coming back?

Oh damn it!

What? What?

What day is it?

It's Thursday!

What time is it? What time is it?

It's a quarter to twelve. What?

Hi you reach Monnica please leave a message.

She's not answering the phone.

Do you need me to do something?

I was suppose to pick her up at the airport.

Okay do you need me to send a car service?

No I forgot we had a doctors appointment today okay, we been trying to have a baby for a real long time.

Well that's great Mark, so what's, so what's wrong?

I was supposed to pick her up and I forgot.

Oh my God. I'm so stupid!

Alright!

Jesus Christ. She is gonna kill me!

HOLLY: Lover!

Baby! Are they gone?

Mark. Lover. Baby?

Are they gone yet?

What are you doing? what are you doing? Get back up stairs.

You got to get back up stairs. Go, go, get up there!

Jesus Christ.

Baby, listen I can explain. I was overslept. I was out last-

Save it!

Monnica! Hi.

We just wrapped up and I can see that you had a long flight so I'm just gonna go ahead and see myself out, alright!

Make sure you call me Mark, call me!

I will.

Monnica! Always good seeing you, babe!

[MOUTHING] That was close!

Monn! Baby please I'm sorry, I'm sorry!

I don't want to hear your voice!

I know you're upset with me. I don't know what happened.

I over slept we were out last night-

We planned this day weeks ago!

I know. I wanted to be there.

I wanted to be there and I'm sorry-

I needed you today. You don't know what it was like. I was terrified laying there by myself while the doctors examined me.

I know it must have been so scary. I know.

You don't know! I was terrified thinking they were going to come back and tell me I miscarried again. And you're here with that maniacal self centered witch for what?

That's not true, That's not true at all I wasn't here with her she just popped over-

You're defending her? In my house?

No I'm not defending her, I'm with you I'm with you she just came over, we had a meeting set up it was before I was suppose to pick you up and then she started to present all these great things. 20 millions dollars! She offered me 20 million dollars!

I cant believe this. I can't believe this.

What?

I cant believe this.

No I'm not...

Listen-

You're messing around, again!

What, no, no I'm not why you saying that?

Don't lie to me Mark!

No, No I would never lie to you!

I've been down this road with you before. And I can't do it again. Not with a baby!

A baby, you're pregnant?

Perfect timing!

No, no no no where you going?

Upstairs!

No no listen you cant go upstairs. You got to talk to me!

I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to talk. Talk to Janice!

Listen I know you're upset baby Get off of me!

I know you're upset and I know that I hurt you but listen.

If you go, if you go in that room it's gonna I wasn't here with her she just popped up-

Go to Hell, Mark!

¶DRAMATIC STRINGS¶

[STREET NOISE]

OFFICERS: Surprise!

[CHEERS]

ROSEN: Everyone! One, two, three...

OFFICERS: For he's a jolly good fellow!

For he's a jolly good fellow!

For he's a jolly good fellow!

Which nobody can deny!

[CHEERS]

LENNOX: That face is priceless!

Yeah here's your gift!

Hey don't be mad at me I got extra sick leave to fool you!

Lucky you. I hope you're feeling better!

I am. This is my father, Andy!

Andy!

Pleasure meeting you!

So glad to finally meet you too, salute. Melvin!

I want to be the first to congratulate you.

I've been partnered with you. You been a great mentor, a father figure and these last seven years-

Alright, you two can get a room after the party!

Leon, could you join me please.

[CHEERS]

We all know how you work, never taking any vacation and using your vacation time like some of us in here!

Ain't that the truth!

[LAUGHTER]

Just a dedicated officer to the force, so some guys at the department, we ran around collecting some change in our ashtrays and we're gonna send you and Maria on an oceanic cruise for two weeks!

[CHEERS]

So on behalf of the town of Angel Heights, Congratulations Leon.

[CHEERS]

CROWD: Speech! Speech! Speech! Speech! Speech! Speech!

¶DRAMATIC STRINGS¶

[HIGH PITCH SCREECH]

Where were you-

I have no place here.

Where you going?

Monnica wait! Monnica please!

Monnica please wait!

MONNICA: Stop yelling at me MARK: I'm not yelling! I am so sick and tired.

Every time you don't get your way, you start to accuse me.

MONNICA: Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?

MARK: I should have an affair.

MONNICA: Get my way? MARK: Yes get your way!

I should have stayed in LA like I planned to be for some stupid reason I thought coming here for you would be good for me and my baby!

MARK: Oh it's your baby? MONNICA: Our Baby!

You should of stayed in LA! You should of stayed there!

Is it our baby?

[TRAIN and CAMERA SHUTTER SOUNDS]

MARK: Feeling stronger than God moving faster than light I have never experienced such incredible delight.

I've become curious about my fate.

I begin to wonder if it's too late.

[SPARK SOUNDS]

[TRAIN CHOOS]

I can't stop it anymore, she's taking control!

The tracks are running out. I begin to scream. I begin to shout. I want the conductor to let me out!

[CHEERS]

DAVENPORT: I want to thank all of you especially my lovely wife for putting up with me for all these years.

It's so hard to leave but I feel the department is left in good hands So, I'm getting all choked up.

CROWD: Aw...

Everybody, drinks on me!

[CHEERING]

MASON: Davenport can I get a selfie real quick?

Of course here we go!

MASON: You are the best!

TOWNS: Leon! Hey buddy. Congrats.

Listen, when you get back we got to get together.

Yeah okay, yeah sure.

I want to hear about all those tricks you learned!

How come I wasn't invited?

CHIEF: We've had a serious accident up in Pikes Hill.

Officer Craig notified me it was a head on collision.

Any survivors?

No, the suspect got away on foot. But we found traces of vienna all over the driver seat and steering wheel.

That makes twelve!

I'm gonna send Coleman and Cruise us to investigate.

Well lets go!

Come on, Leon, it's your retirement party!

I'm not retired yet!

The only thing you need to be worried about is packing!

Detective, your wife is looking for you.

Leon, it's time we let the new guys handle this, don't you agree?

[DEEP BASS]

[PENCIL SCRATCHING]

Mark.

Mark. Mark!

Stop ignoring me, give me this!

Please Holly, give it to me. Please don't do that.

Give it back to me. Please give it back.

Nope this is pretty cool. I like this.

Don't do it! Don't do it?

MARK: I hate you.

Come on, Mark. It's not the end of the world. Snap out of it.

[WHIMPERING]

I hate it when you're like this, you're such a drag!

Will you shut up? Will you shut your mouth? All this is happening because of you.

Fine I'll take the blame, I always take the blame.

My life is ruined. My life is over!

Stop it. You're embarrassing me. Those kids are over there laughing at you!

I don't care and stop talking to me!

Pull yourself together, Mark!

You have no idea, do you?

You have no idea. You don't understand what just happened.

Oh here we go!

'Cause all you want to do is have fun, you want to have fun you want to live on the edge and I can't do that anymore Okay I can't. I got a baby on the way!

Aw, congratulations! Guys, everyone, Mark is having a baby!

This is so exciting. Can we get a waiter over here?

We need some champagne.

I don't have, I don't have any money.

Wait, what happened to your money?

I made a deal with Monnica to handle the money just because you know.

How stupid could you be!? Did I teach you anything?

It was the only way I could get her to come back to me!

Oh and now she's gone and what are you going to do, now, Mark the great negotiator?

I'll figure it out okay.

I'll figure it out. I'll get the money!

Look at them laughing at you, I told you there over there laughing at you.

I don't- Mind your own damn business and eat your pizza!

Oh my God, really Mark?

CRYSTAL: Who is he talking to, I know he ain't talking to us like that!

Apologize Mark before someone calls the cops!

No. I ain't apologizing!

Oh God somebody called the cops!

Yo we gonna wait out here?

Coleman?

No sir I had a big breakfast.

Best pizza in town, rookie.

What are we gonna do? What are we gonna do?

What are you talking about? About what?

Hey big Mike!

Yo, Leon, my man how you doing?

I can't call it, how's business?

Feast or famine but I got no complaints. Yo, word on the street is that your hanging it up!

No who told you that?

Hey wives talk!

Wives the bosses pal.

Hey kids did ya have a good time?

No that guy's really rude!

What guy?

ANTHONY: He yelled at us!

Stop it you're scaring me what are you talking about!?

That's Mark Travis. I didn't see him walk in.

I tell you what guys the next time you come in the food's on me. I'm sure he just had a bad day okay.

I never met the man maybe I just say hi and investigate, I'll have the usual.

You got it!

Oh my God here he comes! You don't know anything and you just met me!

[LEON CLEARS THROAT]

Hi! Mark I'm gonna go to the bathroom- Ow!

Mark Travis?

Yeah.

Thought I'd come say hi and introduce myself. Leon.

Nice to meet you.

You mind if I sit?

Actually my friend was just coming...

Don't mind if I do, so what's it like coming back to your hometown a superstar?

I don't really see it like that.

I'm just Mark Travis from Angel Heights.

Our true friends will always keep us humble won't they?

Hey look I'm gonna go.

What's the matter with you? You seem a little agitated.

I'm fine. I just had one of those mornings you know.

One of those mornings.

Yeah some kids ran out of here saying you were a little rough on them?

No no no. I- They were- Look, I might have got a little carried away, but that won't happen again.

Good. Glad to hear it.

Well look I got to get my day started but before I do I want to give you something very valuable. This is my card.

If you need anything. Any thing.

Use that card, okay?

It was nice to meet you Mark.

Nice to meet you too.

You need to take care of that whole in your head.

You won't believe who I just met.

Who?

Our hometown hero, Mark Travis.

The writer? He's in there?

Yes my first time meeting him.

I'm lost who is he?

The big time writer. He actually just won an Academy Award.

Cool.

What did he say?

Baby nothing. You have nothing to worry about.

Why does he keep looking in here?

What's he doing back here?

Well he could be here just visiting family but that's not what has me concerned. He doesn't look right doesn't seem right in the head.

Hollywood would do that to you!

Well lets do us a favor.

Keep an eye on him, if you know what I mean.

Yes sir.

[DEEP BASS]

OLIVIA: Mark.

Oh hey. Hi. Is JT here?

He just left a minute ago.

Do you want to have a seat and wait?

I want you to meet my friend, Holly.

Hi!

As soon as JT gets here, I'll send him right over.

Yeah can I get another menu too. I need two.

I'll send him right over.

You, you hungry baby?

You sure he's gonna give you the money?

Yeah, man. JT always comes through.

GRACE: Hello welcome to JT Brewskis can I get you guys started with anything?

MARK: Um, I'm actually still looking, but I-

Do you know what you want?

Holly! Holly!?

I'm ready to leave.

Is everything okay?

Yeah why? What's the problem?

Is everything okay?

Hey I know you, JT hired you.

Yeah JT. He's a good guy.

What did you say your name was again?

[ECHOES] Everyone calls me Grace.

Sorry. Do you know what you want?

I'm ready to leave!

I can always come back?

How about never, how about you never come back?

Babe will you stop? She's just doing her job!

Look we're good, we're just here to see JT so we'll pass okay?

Alrighty Mark that's no problem. If you ever need me I'm always here.

The nerve of you flirting in front of me!

I wasn't flirting.

You know what save it, save it!

JT: What's going on?

Hey JT, my man! You're not gonna believe what happened.

Yeah?

Monnica. She lost all of our credit cards. Probably left them on the plane or something, You call the banks to cancel.

No, no, no. I didn't get a chance to do that yet. But look, I came right over here. I was hoping maybe-

Mark, you come in here looking like death. You smell like death. What the hell is going on?

Look man you, you gonna help me or not?

No.

I'll remember this JT.

I'll remember this because I would never judge you!

Remember it!

Lets get the hell out of here!

CALL GIRLS: Yeah baby lets get out of here!

CALL GIRLS: Come here cutie. Did you hear what I said I said come here!

Oh no no no no, I will turn this place out. You better stop.

[DISTORTED] That is my man that is my man!

[WARPED SPEECH AND GROWLING]

You're letting all of us down.

You need help.

[SOFT AND SOMBER PIANO]


Grace?

Hey Mark how are you?

Where you heading?

I'm heading home, you seem a little worried?

I'm okay.

It's okay Mark you can tell me?

I'm afraid.

You have the power to take back control. You have the DNA of our creator to overcome any circumstance. Take back control of your mind. Your will.

Your emotions. And your soul.

I need you Grace. I need your help!

Please don't go! Wait!

Good Night!

[MUSIC FADES]

DISPATCHER: 911 what's your emergency?

VERONICA: There was just a robbery at Lula's deli.

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER AND SIRENS]

I mean we've been robbed before, right. But this time, I was scared.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

Davenport's here.

Anybody hurt?

No, but she had a very close encounter with the suspect.

Did he use a weapon?

Not exactly. He had, he had a needle It was a needle.

A needle?

Yeah.

I'll show you, we finally got the cameras installed.

I was just about- I was just about to ask that question.

I bet.

I'm gonna see if I can find anymore witnesses.

Good deal, you want to show me?

Yeah come on.

So, you know, as you can see I'm sweeping.

Then this guy out of nowhere, Then I'm breaking down for the night.

No way.

[UNDECIPHERABLE CHATTER]

JT: So you know put a new dish on the menu?

WOMAN: Oh, what's that?

JT: You!

WOMAN: That's gonna be a good dish!

JT!

Just the man I wanted to see!

What is it Davenport?

I need a minute of your time.

I got 60 seconds.

You are so kind. You hear about the incident over at Lula's convenient store the other day, huh?

Yeah, look I don't know nothing.

You're childhood friends with Mark Travis right?

That's no secret.

You know where he's at?

Look I seen him the other night.

He wasn't right in the head. I don't know.

Your 60 seconds are up.

Thank you for your time, pal.

Detective!

When you find him, take it easy with him. Just promise me that, okay.

JT: I'll take her back pack pal.

Davenport, you should hear this.

What's up? I got that for you.

I don't know. He just- It was really weird.

He kept looking to the side having conversations.

Conversations? Was he alone?

He kept referring to someone named Holly.

[DOG BARKING]

[OMINOUS BASS]

Stay close to me. Come on, baby.

Come on. It's open. It's open. It's open! Baby it's open!

[DOGS BARKING]

Baby it's open. It's open.

Mark what are you doing?

I'll hold this for you.

How did we even get into this situation?

Just come on, come on!

This is because you gave Monnica access to the bank accounts.

Okay we can talk about that later. I promise!

No this is because of that.

Baby come on, please!

This is your house Mark why are you climbing through the window?

Sh, baby, I just want to be inside.

Why are you climbing through window?

Baby lets go inside. That's all.

I'm not climbing, you want me to climb through that window?

Yes!

You really want me to climb through that window, I'm a classy women you see this I'm not gonna climb through a window baby, I'm not gonna climb through a window.

Okay I'm sorry, go to the front door.

MARK: Sh.

No I'm not gonna "sh", I'm not gonna "sh"!

MARK: Go.

Come inside baby please. Please come inside.

Please come baby. Come inside.

Baby I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

I'm never gonna let you go. I won't!

You promise me this time?

I promise.

That's right baby. That's right.

I promise. I promise.

Lets go upstairs.

Yeah.

Lets go upstairs.

Okay yeah.

Lets do it. Come on, come on, lets go.

There's no way off. Why don't you sit down.

I'm sorry she lied I'm really just a clown.

[SCREECHING]

DEEP MYSTERIOUS VOICE: I'm coming for you!

[GLASS SHATTERING AND FIRE CRACKLING]

[FAINT SCREAMS HEARD IN THE BACKGROUND]

HOLLY: Mark?

Baby?

I have a little secret to tell you.

I never told you my real name!

[DEMONIC SCREAM]

Okay, Renee keep your eyes open check the perimeter. I got the front.

HOLLY: Get your gun.

Holly right?

Get your gun!

[WEIRD, FRITZING SOUNDS]

Mark. How are you buddy?

I'm fine. Can I help you?

Can I come in and ask you a few questions. It won't take long.

Actually I was just about to lay down.

It will just take a few minutes and I promise I won't ask you for an autograph Mr. Travis. What a nice pad! Not bad!

Thank you.

This your wife Mr. Travis?

Yeah.

When's the last time your saw your wife Mr. Travis?

She left went back to LA can I get you a drink or something?

Yeah that can happen, I guess. No I'm okay. Can I ask you a personal question?

Sure.

How did you get that hole in your head?

This?

DAVENPORT: Mmhmm.

I must have bumped it?

[SUSPENSE MUSIC PLAYS]

[LAUGHTER]

I'm just kidding.

I got that. Does the name Holly ring a bell?

No. Not off hand.

You got a lot of people worried about you.

They don't need to worry about me.

Oh yeah you're a hero in there eyes. JT, Mike, the whole town for God sakes.

Hey Mark.

I know you're not well and I also know you're not telling me the truth.

What makes you say that?

We got a serious problem on our hands Mark, but me and you together. Together we can fix it.

What do you mean we can fix it. What problem?

I know you robbed that store this morning?

MARK: I'm getting the hell out of here.

Mark how could you treat me like this!

MARK: I'm never gonna let you go.

How about we get out of here and have some real fun.

Something's wrong with my jaw. Why am I still here with you?

Because you can't live with out me. You love every part of me Mark Travis.

We were meant for each other.

That is not true.

Alright that's all I needed to know.

No no wait wait! Please, baby please don't go.

No I'm going!

Please look at me look at me, I need you okay I do, I do I need you okay. Are you happy I said it. I need you. I need you.

Mark. You really do love me baby.

You really do. I do. I do.

Love you so much baby.

I love you so much.

Okay, okay, that's enough that's enough that's enough.

Hey I got an idea.

[LAUGHS]

MARK: You're so bad.

[DOORBELLS RING]

HOLLY: Get off me please! Help me please!

[SCREAMS]

I will kill her. Take the money out of the register!

You're doing good baby you're doing good.

Get the money. Get the money, baby.

VERONICA: I already dropped the money I, I-

Open the God damn register!

[SCREAMS]

Tell her she's lying baby she's lying!

Why are lying to me? Why are you lying?

You want me to stick this in her? I will kill her!

I will kill her!

Look what I have. Look, it's okay. It's okay MARK: What is that, what have you got?

HOLLY: How much is it? Tell her to say how much is it!

MARK: How much is it?

HOLLY: She has a safe in the back!

You're lying. Open the safe.

HOLLY: She's lying to you baby. She's lying!

I already dropped the money!

[CHAOTIC SCREAMING]

VERONICA: I dropped it I don't know! Take it! It's all I have!

[CRYING] Oh my God!

I need to talk to Monnica.

Mark, Monnica's dead.

No. What are you talking about?

You were driving that night Mark.

MONNICA: Stop yelling at me.

MARK: I'm not yelling! I am so sick and tired, every time you don't get your way you to start to accuse me-

MONNICA: Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me?

MARK: of having an affair. I should have an affair.

MONNICA: Get my way? MARK: Yes get your way!

MONNICA: I should have stayed in LA like I planned to but for some stupid reason I thought coming here for you would be good for me and my baby!

[TRUCK PASSING] MARK: Oh your baby!

MONNICA: Our baby! Is it our baby?

MARK: You should of stayed there!

[TIRES SCREECHING AND CRASHING]

[CRASHING CONTINUES]

[SIRENS]

[HEAVY BREATHING]

MONNICA: Remember me?

Any survivors?

No, the suspect got away on foot. But we found traces of vienna all over the drivers seat and steering wheel.

I don't remember. I don't remember that and you got the wrong person because Monnica she was just here. I just saw her!

I just saw her!

I have an idea, how about me and you we go down to the station and have this little talk, stay calm, stay calm.

Okay, no no. I'm gonna get you that drink okay.

Mark baby behind you! No!

[GUN SHOT! MULTIPLE GROANS]

[SCREAMS AND GROANS]

[PANICKED BREATHING]

Mark baby, come on! Come on!

Oh man!

Officer down officer down!

I'll be back.

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

Cruise!

Mark baby come on! Come on! Come on! Come on!

Come on! Come on! Come on!

I can't I can't!

Come on! Oh God.

You stay away from him! Stay away from him!

It's over Mark. I got to take you in or take you down!

I want to talk to Monnica.

Monnica's dead, Mark. You killed her and now you just tried to kill my partner.

She's not dead. Stop saying she's dead!

It's the vienna Mark, the vienna is in the driver seat, that's the conductor. Don't let it control you buddy!

MONNICA: And you're here with that maniacal self centered witch for what!?

This whole deal is about to fall through.

A guy from LA is gonna call you so I need for you to pick up your phone. I'm boarding now!

SHADE: Janice scheduled us to meet!

JANICE: There is a boat load of money at the end of this rainbow!

MARK: I don't like the pressure you're putting me under. What is that?

DAVENPORT: There's a new drug infiltrating our town.

OFFICER: Remember chief wants to see you before you leave.

MONNICA: I've been down this road with you before.

SHADE: Say hello to Holly for me!

HOLLY: Are you ready? Nobody's watching.

I did not ask you for sex.

I never wanted anything from you. How do you know Monnica?

How do you know my, how do you know my wife?

You don't know my wife!

Stop.

Don't let him separate us please!

No no.

MARK: Ride my train she says to me. Ride my train.

[HOLLY LAUGHING]

PASSENGER #1: It's nice to see you again sir.

Thank you, have a safe trip!

Thank you.

Safe trip.

I don't have a ticket.

[HORSE SOUNDS, STEAM SOUNDS

[TRAIN CHOOS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER SOUNDS]

The conductor appears as she walks down the isle.

On her face there's a wicked smile.

Her teeth are sharp and her breath is vile. And when she speaks, she speaks in style.

There's no way off why don't you sit down.

I'm sorry she lied. I'm really just a clown.

She senses my worry She senses my fear.

She whispers softly in my ear.

MYSTERIOUS LOW VOICE: Do not worry, do not doubt at any time I will let you out!

Take back control of your mind.

Your will. Your emotions.

Your soul.

Mark don't let him separate us. Don't!

You have the power to control it Mark!

That guys really rude!

Really what guy?

Stop it you're scaring me what are you talking about?

Give me the money in the register. I will kill myself.

Give me the money in the register.

I don't have any money I dropped it!

Don't you lie to me. You want me to kill myself! I'll do it!

Baby don't let him separate us please.

Mark put the gun down!

It's okay. It's alright, okay. Alright, look...

Do it for me. Do it for me. Do it for me. Do it for me I just need Monnica.

No no listen you can't go upstairs you got to talk to me!

I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to talk.

Talk to Jannice!

Listen I know you're upset baby.

Get off of me!

I know you're upset and I know that I hurt you. But listen if you go, if you go in that room it's gonna-

MYSTERIOUS VOICE: Kill kill die!

MONNICA: You're messing around again!

It's not the drug. It's not the drug.

MONNICA: Remember me! Mark!

Just put the gun down so we can talk!

Baby, Baby I am so sorry.

Don't do this.

I am so sorry.

No, Mark, no! I never wanted to be with you like this Mark, no! I'm suppose to be on a cruise ship with my wife sailing all around the world, but I'm here working with the great Mark Travis. Trying to save his life!

Mark baby what are you doing, you can't let him separate us.

He is the only thing that is getting in between us. Please! Baby don't!

Don't let vienna take you out of here Mark. Don't do it.

Don't do it!

Baby I'm sorry!

No!

[GUNSHOT!]

[OMINOUS DRONE]

[DOOR BEING KICKED OPEN]

[NATURE SOUNDS MIXED WITH FLIES BUZZING]

COP: Clear.

[POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

DOCTOR: Oh God.

Mark? Mark?

Jannice?

It's doctor Helen Boil.

What?

Mark your family is extremely worried about you.

Monnica?

Mark you stopped taking your medication and you're in an extremely bad place right now.

Your father brought me here!

EDWARD: Mark. Mark, thank God you're okay.

Come on buddy. Lets get you out of here.

No you're Davenport.

I'm your father. It's me Edward, you're sick and we're here to help you buddy.

Where's Monnica?

Monnica's gone Mark.

She died in a car accident years ago. You know that.

You have to move on.

You were cleared, son!

I killed her.

No, buddy. Vienna killed her.

Vienna destroyed your writing career and now, and now it's trying to kill you. But I won't let it. Come on little buddy.

Come here. Come here. Let me help you.

I need Holly, where's Holly?

Holly's not real!

No she's real, she loves me!

DOCTOR HELEN: Let me handle this.

MARK: You can't take her.

Ever since the death of your wife...

you developed a brain sickness called delusional disorder.

You created this, this world.

BELLE RADIO: A police warrant has just been issued for Mark Travis.

That can't be. That can't be.

You're trying to escape Mark.

No!

Everything and everyone you're asking about, doesn't exist!

Hey Mark, you alright?

Who is he talking to, I know he ain't talking to us like that!?

Okay. I promise we will get this done, listen!

Sometimes the past catches up with us.

Mark Travis.

I didn't give it to you, but you can call me shade.

Shut up, don't you lie to me I will do it!

DOCTOR HELEN: You're trying to escape Mark!

MARK: I know you're upset baby!

MONNICA: Get off me!

MARK: I know you're upset!

[TRAIN CHOOS]

[CRASHING SOUND]

From the pain. From the guilt.

This drug vienna, it helped to amplify the disorder.

And it's back stronger and more toxic than ever before.

I don't understand. I don't understand what you're saying.

I'm saying that Holly is a powerful manifestation of vienna.

Holly was always there for me, Holly was always there she never leave me. Holly wouldn't lie to me. Holly wouldn't lie.

Hollywould.

HOLLY: [LAUGHTER] Oh Mark!

[LAUGHTER]


MARK: The conductor comes to me in my darkest despair.

Who she is, I am not aware.

Ride my train, she says to me. Ride my train.

The first trip's for free.

She senses my worry. She senses my fear.

She whispers softly in my ear.

Do not worry. Do not doubt.

At any time you want, I will let you out.

You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.

I promise to take you away from your pain.

She promised to take away all of my pain.

She reaches out with her soft hands as she pulls me aboard.

And when I'm on, she pulls the cord.

I hear whistles blow. I see sparks fly.

Soon enough, I am high.

The conductor appears as she walks down the isle.

On her face there's a wicked smile.

Her teeth are sharp and her breath is vile.

And when she speaks, she speaks in style.

There's no way off. Why don't you sit down?

I'm sorry, she lied. I'm really just a clown.

This train is more powerful than the strongest of tide.

Just relax, and enjoy the rest of the ride.

[HIGH PITCHED RINGING]

MARK: Feeling stronger than God. Feeling faster than light.

I've never experienced such incredible delight.

I've become curious about my fate.

I begin to wonder if it's too late.

The tracks are running out.

I begin to scream. I begin to shout.

I want the conductor to let me out.

[HOLLY LAUGHING]