The Carpenter's Miracle (2013) Script

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GO, GET HELP!

GET HELP!

GO! GO! GO!

THERE'S A PHONE IN MY VEST.

CALL! CALL 911! CALL!

[TONE BEEPS] THERE'S NO RECEPTION HERE!

GO UP TO THE MAIN ROAD. THERE'S RECEPTION THERE.

PLEASE, GO!

-HOW LONG HAS HE BEEN UNDER? -I-I DON'T KNOW, TWO, THREE MINUTES?

GO! GO!

GO! GO!

RUN!

COME ON.

HELP!

HELP!

COME ON, COME ON...

COME ON, COME ON. YOU'VE GOT TO BREATHE. BREATHE!

[TRYING PHONE, NO-SIGNAL TONE BEEPS]

911... THERE'S BEEN AN ACCIDENT.

THERE'S NO RECEPTION!

TRY AGAIN. TRY AGAIN.

THIS WAY!

COME ON, YOU'VE GOT TO BREATHE! BREATHE! BREATHE!

COME ON.

COME ON, LET'S HURRY! THIS WAY!

[CALL RINGING] 911. 911. 911!

OPERATOR. HOW CAN I--

911!

HELP!

[DISTANT SIRENS WAILING] COME ON.

HELP!

COME ON.

[THUDDING HEAVILY]

[GROANING WITH EFFORT]


THEY'RE COMING! THEY'RE COMING!

OKAY, OKAY.

[CHILDREN]: OVER HERE! HELP! HELP! OVER HERE!

[SIRENS WAIL]

WHAT HAPPENED?

LUKE FELL IN THE WATER.

BRING A BLANKET!

[BOY]: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT...

[BOY]: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

WE NEED THAT GURNEY.

I GAVE HIM CPR. HE'S NOT BREATHING.

YOU GOTTA HELP HIM.

NO, I'M FINE. I'M FINE! HELP THE BOY!

PLEASE. HELP THE BOY.

YOU BOYS ALL RIGHT?

EVERYONE ALL RIGHT?

[STILL BREATHLESS] YOU GOTTA HELP!

[BOY]: IS HE GONNA BE OKAY?

WHAT'S YOU NAME?

MY NAME IS JOSHUA. OKAY? JUST HELP THE BOY.

YOU KNOW MY NAME.

HELP HIM!

THE BOY'S BEING LOOKED AFTER.

WE NEED TO GET YOU SOME HELP.

LUKE. LUKE.

WE'LL GET YOU WARMED UP.

LET'S GET YOU LOOKED AFTER.

YOU'RE FREEZING, JOSH. YOU'RE FREEZING.

[JOSH]: CAN YOU HURRY, PLEASE?

CAN WE GET HIM TO A HOSPITAL, PLEASE?

DON'T ARGUE WITH ME, JOSH.

GET IN THE AMBULANCE.

[BOY]: IS HE GOING TO BE OKAY?

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW...

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[TELEPHONE RINGS]

SARAH QUINN.

YES.

UH...

UH, YEAH, UH...

I-I'LL BE RIGHT OVER.

OKAY, THANKS.

LUKE'S IN THE HOSPITAL.

TRY NOT TO WORRY, HONEY.

YOU KNOW BOYS, IT'S PROBABLY JUST A COUPLE OF STITCHES.

THE POLICE OFFICER, KUROWSKI, OR KOWALSKI, OR SOMETHING, SAID THAT LUKE HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT.

[BOTH SIGHING NERVOUSLY]

SERGEANT!

-MS. QUINN? -YES.

I'M SERGEANT KURLANSKI, WE SPOKE ON THE PHONE.

WHERE'S MY SON? I WANT TO SEE MY SON.

THERE'S BEEN AN ACCIDENT. I NEED TO SPEAK WITH YOU--

WHAT HAPPENED TO LUKE?

MRS. QUINN, I NEED TO SPEAK WITH YOU ALONE.

[GASPS]

PLEASE.


EXCUSE ME, ARE-ARE YOU A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY'S?

YES.

EVERYBODY DID ALL THEY COULD.

I'M-I'M VERY SORRY, BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.

[SARAH SCREAMS IN ANGUISH IN OTHER ROOM]

[SOBBING IN GRIEF]

[GASPS IN SHOCK]

[WEEPING]

I CAN HAVE SOMEONE TAKE YOU HOME, MS. QUINN--

NO, I WANT TO SEE MY SON.

WE CAN HANDLE ALL OF THE ARRANGEMENTS--

I WANT TO SEE MY SON.

I WANT TO SEE MY SON!

I'LL SEE TO IT.

[SOBBING] I WANT TO SE MY....

EXCUSE ME.

SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HER SON.

YES. OF COURSE.

WHO ARE YOU?

THIS IS JOSH CAMDEN.

HE'S THE ONE WHO PULLED YOUR SON FROM THE WATER.

I'M SO SORRY.

I DID EVERYTHING I COULD.

I TRIED. I'M SO SORRY.

THANK YOU.

[CRYING]

THIS WAY, PLEASE.

PLEASE COME WITH ME?

[SOBS]

[CRYING SOFTLY]

[SOBBING]

[SCREAMING IN ANGUISH]

SHH...

NO!

[SOBBING] NO...

MS. QUINN--

NO! NO!

MS. QUINN, LET ME TAKE YOU HOME.

LET HIM GO. LET HIM GO...

LET HIM GO. PLEASE...

SHH...

[SOBBING BITTERLY]

LET ME TAKE YOU HOME.

[SOBBING]

[WHISPERS] I WISH TO GOD YOU COULD HAVE LIVED, KID.

[COUGHS]

[COUGHING AND SPLUTTERING]

[GASPING FOR AIR]

WHAT HAPPENED?

WHERE AM I?

OH, SWEETIE.

[WEEPILY] ARE YOU OKAY?

WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?

I'M NOT SURE.

HE PUT HIS HAND ON THE BOY'S SHOULDER, -AND THE BOY CAME BACK TO LIFE. -IS THAT TRUE?

I-I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

WELL, YOU MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING.

THE BOY'S ALIVE.

WHAT'S GOING ON?

WHAT DID YOU SAY TO HIM?

I-I-I...

I JUST SAID THAT I WISHED HE COULD LIVE.

NO, I DISTINCTLY HEARD YOU SAY "GOD" IN THERE SOMEWHERE.

MAYBE I DID, I DON'T KNOW.

LOOK, I'VE BEEN ON THE FORCE FOR OVER 16 YEARS, I'VE SEEN A LOT OF REALLY STRANGE THINGS, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER SEEN ANYONE RISE FROM THE DEAD.

THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY SON.

HONESTLY, I-I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING--

THANK YOU.

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. I REALLY DIDN'T.

YES. YES, YOU DID!

YOU DID, JOSH. YOU BROUGHT THAT BOY BACK TO LIFE.

I SAW IT.

WE ALL SAW IT.

IT'S A MIRACLE.

[NEWS REPORTER]: IT'S A MIRACLE, FOLKS.

WE'RE COMING TO YOU TODAY LIVE FROM THE PICTURESQUE HAMLET OF BETHANY, WISCONSIN, WHERE A YOUNG BOY HAD A TERRIFYING BRUSH WITH DEATH.

THE BOY, LUKE QUINN, WAS UNRESPONSIVE FOR OVER AN HOUR AND WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD BY DOCTORS HERE AT BETHANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

THE BOY WAS DECLARED DEAD AT 9:47 A.M., BUT...

DELIA, IT'S JACK.

MEET ME AT DANTE'S NOW.

...AND THE BOY REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS.

YOU HEARD IT HERE, FOLKS.

HE CAME BACK TO LIFE.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AT FRYMAN LAKE JUST OUTSIDE OF BETHANY.

THE BOY BECAME TRAPPED UNDER A FALLEN TREE BRANCH AND WAS SUBMERGED UNDERWATER FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE BOY'S MOTHER, SARAH QUINN OF BETHANY, SHORTLY AFTER HER SON'S RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL.

YEAH, I DON'T KNOW, I MEAN, IT'S, UM...

IT'S A MIRACLE.

I DON'T KNOW.

THAT'S ALL YOU CAN CALL IT, A MIRACLE.

THIS IS A BIG STORY.

I CAN FEEL IT IN MY GUT.

EXCUSE ME, CAN WE GET ANOTHER RYE AND GINGER, AND A MARTINI, EXTRA OLIVES, FOR THE LADY, PLEASE?

THANK YOU.

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS MIRACLES, JACK.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE SEEN A GUY RAISE A KID FROM THE DEAD?

AND RIGHT BEFORE EASTER?

ARE YOU SERIOUSLY ASKING ME TO COVER THIS?

IT'S BOGUS!

NO, NO, IT'S A GIFT, DELIA, AND IT'S EXACTLY THE KIND OF PIECE THE CHAIRMAN LOVES.

IT'S HIS FAVORITE MEAL, SCHMALTZ ON WONDER BREAD.

OH, JACK--

AND IF THE RAISING THE DEAD ANGLE ISN'T ENOUGH, THE GUY'S INITIALS ARE "J.C."

AND GET THIS, HE'S A CARPENTER.

-A CARPENTER? -MM-HMM.

AND THE KID'S NAME IS LUKE.

SO?

SO LAST I CHECKED--

CHICKEN FOR ME, THANK YOU.

LAST TIME I CHECKED, IT WAS BIBLICAL.

OH...

AND IF THIS WHOLE THING ISN'T ENOUGH, THIS ALL TOOK PLACE IN A TOWN CALLED BETHANY.

WHAT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH IT?

SO, THAT'S THE TOWN THAT JESUS WAS BORN IN.

COME ON, WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?

PLEASE. THANK YOU.

IT WAS BETHLEHEM, JACK.

BETHANY, BETHLEHEM, WHATEVER, IT'S CLOSE ENOUGH.

THAT'S ENOUGH, THANK YOU.

THE MAIN POINT IS THIS, THIS IS A GREAT EASTER STORY, OKAY?

YOU'VE GOT TRAGEDY AND RESURRECTION, ALL TIED UP IN A NICE, NEAT BOW.

PEOPLE GO CRAZY FOR THIS KIND OF UPBEAT HUMAN INTEREST CRAP.

THERE ARE MORE THINGS IN HEAVEN AND EARTH THAN ARE DREAMT OF IN YOUR PHILOSOPHY.

DELIA, THIS STORY HAS PULITZER WRITTEN ALL OVER IT.

THAT'S PRINT JOURNALISM.

THIS ONE TAKES PRIORITY.

HEY! [TAXI HONKS]

I'LL MAKE SOME CALLS.

OH, NO. I'M NOT PAYING YOU TO MAKE CALLS, DELIA.

YOU'RE GOING TO THE FRONT LINES.

YOU'RE BOOKED ON A FLIGHT THIS AFTERNOON.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

YOU'RE A REPORTER, DELIA. DO SOME REPORTING.

I KNEW YOU HAD SOMETHING UP YOUR SLEEVE.

OH, AND TAKE A WARM JACKET.

I HEAR WISCONSIN'S PRETTY CHILLY THIS TIME OF YEAR.

A MODEST HERO.

AN ORDINARY MAN IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES.

THIS IS KATE PARSON, REPORTING TO YOU LIVE FOR KPJL-7 ACTION NEWS EXCLUSIVE.

CUT. WE GOT THAT. STRIKE IT.

THANK YOU.

THAT WAS WONDERFUL, EVERYBODY.

ARE YOU SURE YOU HAVEN'T DONE THIS BEFORE?

YOU'RE NATURALS.

LUKE, NICE TO MEET YOU.

BEST OF LUCK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

THE INTERVIEW SHOULD AIR ON TONIGHT'S EVENING NEWS.

OKAY, THANKS.

AND KEEP WATCHING KPJL-7 MILWAUKEE!

WE WILL.

WE NEVER WATCH THAT CHANNEL.

SHE DOESN'T NEED TO KNOW THAT, IT'S OKAY.

[CHUCKLES]

WELL, I GUESS, I GUESS I SHOULD GET GOING.

OKAY.

I HOPE WE SEE YOU AGAIN.

YEAH, ME TOO.

I'D LIKE THAT.

UM...

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

SEE YA. YEAH.

HEY, WAIT.

YOU KNOW, I JUST REALIZED, WITH ALL THIS CRAZINESS GOING ON, THAT I HAVEN'T REALLY HAD A CHANCE TO THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU'VE DONE.

NO, NO, NO.

I JUST DID WHAT ANYBODY WOULD HAVE DONE IN THE SAME SITUATION.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

WHATEVER.

PLEASE, LET ME MAKE YOU DINNER.

IT'S THE LEAST THAT I CAN DO.

SURE.

I'D LIKE THAT, YEAH.

JUST, UH, NAME THE DATE.

HOW ABOUT TONIGHT?

TONIGHT?

I KNOW, IT'S-- IT'S SORT OF SHORT NOTICE, SO, YOU KNOW, IF YOU CAN'T--

NO, NO, NO, THAT, UH...

YEAH, GREAT.

DINNER TONIGHT, THAT SOUNDS...

THAT SOUNDS GOOD. SURE.

OKAY. 7:00?

7:00.

OKAY.

OKAY. UM...

2580 BEDDINGTON.

[MUMBLING AWKWARDLY] I'M SORRY, THAT'S A LOT OF DIGITS FOR ME...

[CHUCKLING]

THE BIG WRAP-AROUND PORCH?

ON BEDDINGTON. YEAH, GREAT. OKAY.

ON THE CORNER. ON BEDDINGTON, YEAH. 7:00.

7:00. I KNOW THAT ONE. OKAY.

[SIGHS]

WHAT?

[SIGHING] I'M SO GLAD YOU'RE OKAY.

THERE WE GO.

"A LITTLE TOWN WITH A BIG HEART."

SEE? IT DOES EXIST.

SPARE ME.

EASY, GIRL.

LOVELY.

[DELIA]: THAT FOOD ON THE PLANE WAS UNEDIBLE.

[JACK]: I THOUGHT IT WAS TASTY.

DON'T WORRY. WE WILL FIND A PLACE.

[DELIA]: YEAH, FAST FOOD HERE I COME.

WHOEVER HEARD OF AN ENTIRE TOWN SHUTTING DOWN SO EARLY?

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE DO, HIBERNATE?

COUNTRY FOLK.

THEY GET UP EARLY, SO THEY TURN IN EARLY, YOU KNOW?

TURN IN?

GOD, SPARE ME FROM FLY-OVER PEOPLE.

UH, YOU KNOW, I'M FROM OKLAHOMA.

I'M ONE OF THOSE FLY-OVER PEOPLE, RIGHT?

THAT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT.

BETTER THAN BEING A BIG-CITY SNOB.

YOU SAY.

YES, MA'AM, I DO SAY.

I'D GO POSTAL IF I HAD TO LIVE HERE.

THAT'S JUST THE "HANGRY" TALKING.

YOU'RE HUNGRY, YOU'RE TIRED, I GET IT.

I'LL JUST GO TO THE MOTEL, I GIVE UP.

OH, OH, OH, HANG ON, HANG ON, NOW.

OH, I SEE A BAR. I THINK IT'S OPEN.

A BAR?

YUP.

THANK YOU, LORD!

I SEE A MARTINI IN MY FUTURE.

IT'S OPEN, I THINK.

TWO GIN MARTINIS, EXTRA DRY--

DIRTY, WITH EXTRA OLIVES, I KNOW.

AND A FAT BACON CHEESEBURGER. WITH GREASY FRIES.

HEAVEN.

YEAH.

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HELLO!

HELLO!

[FROM THE BACK ROOM] YEAH!

JUST WAIT A SECOND!

I'LL BE RIGHT WITH YOU!

JUST DOWN HERE DOING SOME RESTAURANTEERING.

YEAH, FOLKS, WE'RE ALL CLOSED UP.

LAST CALL WAS HALF AN HOUR AGO.

LAST CALL?

THAT EARLY?

WELL, UH, YOU FOLKS JUST LOOKING FOR A DRINK?

WELL, WE WOULDN'T MIND SOMETHING TO EAT.

AH, MY COOK HAD TO GO HOME EARLY ON ACCOUNT OF HER GRANDDAUGHTER'S SICK, BUT I GOT PICKLED EGGS AND PRETZELS IF THAT'LL HELP YOU ANY.

MM.

THAT'S OKAY, I'LL HAVE A GIN MARTINI, DIRTY, EXTRA-EXTRA OLIVES, FROM THE SHELF, NOT THE WELL.

IN A CLEAN GLASS, PLEASE.

I'LL JUST-- WHATEVER YOU HAVE ON TAP.

YOU PEOPLE ARE HERE ABOUT THE MIRACLE?

YOU'RE THE NEWS FOLKS, RIGHT?

UH, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MIRACLE?

WELL, JUST ABOUT THE SAME AS EVERYBODY ELSE, I GUESS.

HERE'S YOUR MARTOONIE.

I HAVEN'T MADE ONE OF THOSE IN A LONG TIME.

I BET.

HERE YOU GO.

THANKS.

MM. DO YOU BELIEVE IT WAS A MIRACLE?

WELL, I WASN'T THERE, SO I CAN'T RIGHTLY SAY, BUT I'VE KNOWN ALL THOSE FOLKS ALL MY LIFE, AND NONE OF THEM ARE LIARS, SO IF THEY SAY IT HAPPENED THAT WAY, THEN THAT'S THE WAY IT HAPPENED.

YOU KNOW WHAT, I THINK I'LL GO FOR THE PICKLED EGGS AND PRETZELS.

SURE.

SO YOU DO BELIEVE IT, THEN?

[CHUCKLING] WELL...

YOU KNOW, MIRACLES HAVE BEEN PRETTY SPARSE IN MY LIFETIME.

BUT, I GUESS THIS IS ABOUT AS CLOSE TO A REAL MIRACLE AS YOU CAN GET.

OH, I'LL GET YOU A FORK FOR THAT.

[JOSH]: WHY AM I SO NERVOUS?

IT'S JUST A DATE.

MAN, IT'S NO BIG DEAL.

20 MINUTES EARLY?

I CAN'T SHOW UP 20 MINUTES EARLY, I'LL LOOK DESPERATE.

[SIGHING]

WHAT WRONG WITH YOU, MAN?

OKAY, EASY DOES IT.

LESS IS MORE.

[SIGHS NERVOUSLY]

DON'T TALK TOO MUCH, IT MAKES YOU LOOK DESPERATE.

OKAY, DEEP BREATHS, DEEP BREATHS...

[SIGHING NERVOUSLY]

TAKE A DEEP BREATH.

MEDITATE, JUST TAKE A MEDITATION HERE.

[BREATHING DEEPLY]

I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO MEDITATE.

I'VE NEVER MEDITATED IN MY LIFE.

DEEP BREATH.

[SIGHS NERVOUSLY]

I WISH I KNEW HOW TO MEDITATE.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

HI! HI THERE.

YOU'RE EARLY.

AM I?

I, UH, I DIDN'T NOTICE THE TIME.

NO, IT'S NOT A PROBLEM, COME ON IN.

WHOA--

UH...

I JUST, I F--

GIVE ME A SECOND?

OKAY.

I FORGOT. JUST ONE SECOND, OKAY?

I GOT THESE FOR YOU.

THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL.

THANK YOU.

COME ON IN.

WOW, YOUR DOORMAT MEANS BUSINESS.

YES, IT DOES. YOU'D BETTER WATCH THAT.

THAT'S EMBARRASSING.

ALL RIGHT.

THIS LOOKS GREAT.

AH, JUST A FEW THINGS I THREW TOGETHER.

IT'S REALLY SIMPLE.

CAN I HELP?

OH, SURE.

UH, HERE, TAKE THOSE.

OKAY. I'LL TAKE THIS.

AND I HAVE A FREE HAND.

SMELLS FANTASTIC.

IT'S AN OLD RECIPE OF MY MOM'S.

[SHATTERING EXPLOSIVELY]

OH, MAN!

IT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

I AM-I AM SO SORRY.

THAT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLATE.

IT'S JUST A PLATE.

I MEAN, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW MANY I'VE BROKEN.

MAYBE YOU CAN PERFORM ANOTHER MIRACLE AND FIX IT.

[QUIETLY] LUKE...

DON'T THINK ANYTHING ABOUT IT, IT WAS AN OLD PLATE.

IT WAS AN ANTIQUE.

IT WAS AN ANTIQUE?

LUKE!

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

YOU MUST THINK I'M AN IDIOT.

NO, NOT AT ALL.

WELL, YOU HAVE TO LET ME REPLACE IT.

I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE ABLE TO.

WELL, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO REPAY YOU SOME OTHER WAY.

PLEASE.

YOU WANT TO REPAY ME?

YES, I DO.

OKAY.

[SIGHS]

NEXT DINNER, YOU TAKE ME OUT FOR A MEAL.

SO YOU WOULD HAVE DINNER WITH ME AGAIN AFTER THIS?

WELL, I'LL WEAR SOMETHING WATERPROOF.

AND TOMORROW'S FORECAST, 87% CHANCE OF RAIN.

IT'S PERFECT.

I WON'T GET WET GOING TO THE RESTAURANT, AND I'LL BE FULLY PROTECTED AT DINNER.

HOW DOES THAT SOUND?

UM...

TOMORROW?

THE MEAL THAT YOU'RE TAKING ME OUT FOR, OUR REPAYMENT PLAN?

TOMORROW.

DINNER OUT. SOUNDS GOOD. YES.

YEAH.

I THINK SO, TOO.

WHERE DO YOU WANT TO GO?

LET ME GET MY THINKING CAP ON AND I'LL LET YOU KNOW.

OKAY.

BUT FIRST, WE SHOULD EAT THIS MEAL, SO HAVE A SEAT.

HEY, LUKE? TURN THE--

WE'RE ON TV.

CAN I EXPLAIN IT?

UM... NO, ACTUALLY.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT, BUT A MIRACLE?

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

[REPORTER]: WE CAUGHT UP WITH THE BOY'S MOTHER, SARAH QUINN OF BETHANY, SHORTLY AFTER HER SON'S RELEASE FROM THE HOSPITAL.

YEAH, I DON'T KNOW, I MEAN, IT'S, UM, IT'S A MIRACLE.

I DON'T KNOW, THAT'S ALL YOU CAN CALL IT.

A MIRACLE.

[REPORTER]: IN A KPJL-7 ACTION NEWS EXCLUSIVE, WE SPOKE WITH LOCAL RESIDENT JOSH CAMDEN, WHO MODESTLY DECLINED TO TAKE CREDIT FOR HAVING REVIVED THE BOY.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED.

I CERTAINLY WASN'T BECAUSE OF ANYTHING THAT I DID.

A MODEST HERO.

AN ORDINARY MAN IN EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES.

ONE MIGHT EVEN CALL THIS THE GREATEST EASTER GIFT OF ALL.

[NEWS ANNOUNCER]: WELL, THAT'S A REMARKABLE STORY.

INSPIRING. INSPIRING.

[REPORTER]: IT IS VERY INSPIRING.

HERE, YOU THINK I'D LOOK GOOD IN A HALO?

OH, IT'S YOU, BOB.

[CLAPS] WE SHOULD EAT.

[TURNS OFF TELEVISION]

OKAY. LET'S EAT.

WELL, AT LEAST IT'S A GOOD PICTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THAT. HA HA.

[CHUCKLING]

COME ON, YOU HAVE TO ADMIT, IT'S PRETTY FUNNY.

YEAH, IT'S HYSTERICAL.

I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW I'M GOING TO SHOW MY FACE IN TOWN AGAIN.

MAYBE YOU SHOULD MOVE.

MAYBE I SHOULD MOVE AND TAKE MY HALO WITH ME.

[CHUCKLING]

EAT.

I LIKED IT.

THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

I'M GLAD SOMEBODY DID.

SO EMBARRASSING.


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[BARTENDER CHATTING INTENSELY]

...AND IT'S ONLY GONNA BE, LIKE, ANOTHER WEEK OF HARDWOOD FLOORS, RIGHT?

AND THEN SHE WANTS TO DO WINDOWS--

OH, HEY, HEY!

THERE HE IS, THE MIRACLE MAN HIMSELF!

OR SHOULD I SAY "THE NEW MESSIAH"?

OKAY, GUYS, GIVE ME A BREAK.

THAT WAS QUITE THE HALO THEY HAD ON YOUR HEAD LAST NIGHT.

NAH, IT MADE YOU LOOK LIKE A PINHEAD.

CAREFUL, OR I MIGHT SMITE YOU.

IT'S "SMOTE". SMOTE.

NO, "SMOTE'S" PAST TENSE.

OH, IS IT?

THANKS FOR TRYING TO HELP.

RAY, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO FIX?

THIS FAUCET OVER HERE.

CAN'T GET ANY WATER OUT OF IT, NOT A DROP.

WATER OUT OF YOUR FAUCET.

LET ME TAKE A LOOK.

WANT A COFFEE?

I'D LOVE A COFFEE.

UH, LUTHER? COFFEE FOR JOSH?

YEAH, YOU JUST TURN IT, IT GOES ROUND AND AROUND, NOTHING COMES OUT.

HEY, CANDY, TAKE CARE OF THOSE PEOPLE OVER THERE.

I WAS THINKING ABOUT GETTING ME ONE OF THEM HALOS, JOSH.

WHERE DID YOU GET IT?

JOSH WASN'T ACTUALLY WEARING THE HALO, LUTHER.

THE TV PEOPLE, THEY SUPERIMPOSED IT ON HIS HEAD.

WHAT, LIKE, HUNG IT ON A WIRE?

NO, NO, NO, IT WAS A SPECIAL EFFECT, LIKE THEY DO IN MOVIES.

OH.

OH, LIKE... LIKE THAT GOLLUM GUY.

YEAH, I THINK THAT'S THE IDEA, LUTHER.

SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I'M GONNA NEED TO GET A PART FOR THIS.

I'LL BE BACK THIS AFTERNOON TO FIX IT, IS THAT OKAY?

SURE, THAT'S NO PROBLEM.

UH, LUTHER? COFFEE? FOR JOSH?

RIGHT.

I'LL BE RIGHT WITH YOU, MORTON.

WELL, MY, UH...

MY DOG STILL ISN'T DOING TOO GOOD.

TOBY.

THAT'S TOO BAD. YEAH.

EVER SINCE, UH, HE GOT HIS FOOT CAUGHT IN THAT SQUIRREL TRAP, HIS LEG JUST HASN'T BEEN THE SAME.

AW, I'M REALLY SORRY TO HEAR THAT.

SURE DO WISH SOMEBODY COULD DO SOMETHING.

UH, AND WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT?

WELL, YOU KNOW, FIX HIM.

LIKE YOU DID WITH THAT QUINN KID.

YOU WERE PRAYING.

NO, LUTHER, I WAS NOT PRAYING.

YOU WERE PRAYING, I CAN TELL.

LUTHER, LISTEN, I'M REALLY SORRY ABOUT YOUR DOG, I AM, BUT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT I'M NOT A MIRACLE-WORKER.

THAT AIN'T WHAT I HEARD.

WELL--

LUTHER!

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING THAT YOU HEAR ON THE NEWS, AND GET JOSH SUGAR, A NAPKIN, CREAM, A SPOON.

COME ON.

YOU WERE PRAYING FOR MY DOG, I KNOW IT.


CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS WEATHER?

HEY THERE!

HI!

STAYING DRY?

OH, GOODNESS GRACIOUS, WHAT A DAY.

YES, INDEED.

OH, THOSE LOOK VERY NICE, JOSH.

I LOVE THE NEW CABINET DOORS.

THAT'S REALLY NICE. GOOD WORK.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

I'LL BE DONE IN A BIT.

I JUST HAVE A FEW MORE DOORS TO PUT ON.

[SIGHS]

YOU ARE TRULY A GIFTED MAN.

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

YES, IT'S JUST THIS COLD, IT'S GOT MY ARTHRITIS ACTING UP SOMETHING TERRIBLE.

I CAN'T GET MY HANDS WARM.

FEEL.

OH, GOD, THEY ARE COLD.

YOUR HANDS ARE REALLY WARM, JOSH?

UH, JUST GOOD CIRCULATION, I GUESS.

I, UM, I CHANGED THE PLUGS BACK HERE BY THE STEREO, SO EVERYTHING SHOULD BE WORKING JUST FINE.

OKAY.

THAT'S ODD.

WHAT'S THAT?

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THEY HAVEN'T HURT ALL DAY.

[SIGHS IN EXASPERATION]

WHAT DID YOU DO?

NOTHING, LYDIA, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.

I DIDN'T DO ANYTHING.

WELL, YOU MUST HAVE.

IS THIS ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR MIRACLES?

[SIGHING] NO. NO, LYDIA. IT'S NOT.

OKAY, 228 FIG STREET.

IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HERE ON THE LEFT.

THAT IS NOT 228 FIG STREET.

WHERE AM I?

WAIT A MINUTE.

"J.C. HANDYMAN SERVICES"

JOSH CAMDEN!

MR. DUDLEY DO-RIGHT HIMSELF.

OKAY, I'LL FOLLOW YOU.

[♪♪♪]

TRYING TO GIVE ME THE SLIP, HUH?

WELL, YOU HAVE TO GET UP PRETTY EARLY IN THE MORNING TO FOOL OLD DELIA TYNAN, I'LL TELL YOU THAT.

[♪♪♪]

YOU DON'T KNOW IT YET, BUT ALL OF YOUR WILDEST DREAMS ARE ABOUT TO COME TRUE.

OKAY...

MY KIND OF GUY.

HE'S HOT.

HOT GUY... IN A BAR...

POSSIBLY A DRUNK.

THINGS ARE LOOKIN' UP.

HMM.

YES, THINGS ARE DEFINITELY LOOKIN' UP.

[DOOR BANGS OPEN, DELIA YELPS IN PAIN]

OH! OH, I AM SO SORRY.

OH, MY GOODNESS.

ARE YOU OKAY?

ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?

YOU ARE REALLY GOOD-LOOKING.

EX-EXCUSE ME?

HAVE YOU HAD WORK DONE?

HAVE WE MET?

DELIA TYNAN.

JOSH CAMDEN.

YOUR NOSE-- YOUR NOSE IS BLEEDING.

IT'S WHAT?

IT'S BLEEDING. YOU'VE GOT BLOOD--

MY NOSE? OH, MY NOSE IS BLEEDING?

I'M SO SORRY ABOUT ALL THIS.

OOF! I'M SO SORRY.

OKAY, TAKE IT EASY.

SIT DOWN. I'M SO SORRY ABOUT ALL THIS.

YOU HAVE HUGE MUSCLES.

UH...

CAN I--CAN I GET YOU SOME ICE OR ANYTHING?

SURE, YEAH.

OKAY. YOU SURE? OKAY.

AND A DRY MARTINI, PLEASE.

I'M SOR--A MARTINI?

YEAH. GIN.

DIRTY. EXTRA OLIVES--

UNLESS THEY'RE THE CANNED KIND.

OKAY.

AND FROM THE SHELF, NOT THE WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU!

[RAY]: OH, YOU'VE CERTAINLY GOT A FEEL FOR THE LADIES--

BOPPING THEM IN THE NOSE?

[JOSH]: IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

YEAH. THAT'S WHAT THE ABUSERS ALWAYS SAY.

IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

HOW'S THAT MARTINI COMING, RAY?

DIRTY, DRY, WITH EXTRA OLIVES.

SOUNDS LIKE THAT REPORTER LADY.

SHE WAS IN HERE THE OTHER NIGHT.

YEAH.

NICE-LOOKING FILLY.

-YOUR MARTINI. -OH, THANK YOU.

THIS IS FOR YOUR BLOOD.

YOU CAN PUT THAT ON YOUR NOSE THERE.

SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD, IT'S 5:00.

YOU LOOK SO FAMILIAR.

OH, PEOPLE THINK THEY KNOW ME BECAUSE I'M ON TV.

OH, YOU DID THAT SHOW ABOUT THE QUINTUPLETS.

SEXTUPLETS, BUT WHO'S COUNTING?

SEXTUPLETS. YOU'RE FAMOUS.

[SNIFFS] ACTUALLY, YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S FAMOUS, MR. CAMDEN.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

I THINK I USED UP MY 15 MINUTES.

NO, NO, NO, THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.

I CAME TO INTERVIEW YOU.

LOOK, UM, MS...

TYNAN, MS. TYNAN, THIS HAS ALL BEEN BLOWN WAY OUT OF PROPORTION.

WHAT, YOU DON'T THINK WHAT YOU DID FOR THAT BOY WAS A MIRACLE?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT WAS, ACTUALLY, AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHY EVERYBODY'S MAKING SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT IT. WELL, IT'S SIMPLE.

I MEAN, YOU GIVE PEOPLE HOPE.

THAT'S A RARE COMMODITY THESE DAYS.

[SIGHS]

THAT'S GOOD.

LISTEN, LET ME EXPLAIN WHY PEOPLE CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THIS STORY.


MAY I?

OF COURSE.

HELLO THERE. WOULD YOU LIKE SOME COMPANY?

HELLO.

HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

WELL...

LOOK.

WHAT?

THERE, RIGHT THERE, ON THE PANE, THREE RAINDROPS.

THEY'RE IN A RACE.

IT'S MARVELOUS.

YOU SEE, THOSE TWO ARE IN THE LEAD, NECK-AND-NECK.

AND THEN THERE'S THE LITTLE ONE IN THE CORNER, LAGGING BEHIND.

SEE?

UH, YES. YES...

COME ON, SEABISCUIT.

[GIGGLES]

OH, MY. LOOK.

YOU SEE, THOSE TWO FAST ONES THERE THAT JOINED TOGETHER.

HOW'S OUR LITTLE...

HE'S CATCHING UP.

AW, ISN'T THAT LOVELY.

HE'S JOINED THEM.

ONE RAINDROP FROM THREE, ALL WINNERS.

LOVELY.

IT'S REMARKABLE.

I, UM...

I GOT AN OFFER TO BE INTERVIEWED ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.

I LOVE TELEVISION.

SO YOU THINK I SHOULD DO IT?

I DON'T SEE WHY NOT.

NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS ON TELEVISION.

I'M SORRY, I DON'T RECALL YOUR NAME.

[LAUGHS AWKWARDLY]

IT'S JOSH, MOM.

WHAT A NICE NAME.

I'VE NEVER MET ANYONE WITH THAT NAME BEFORE.

HEY!

HEY THERE!

HI!

HOW ARE YOU?

-I'M GOOD. HOW ARE YOU? -I'M GREAT.

GOOD.

I HAVEN'T SEEN YOU SINCE...

THE MIRACLE.

OH, UH...

ENGAGEMENT PARTY.

ONE OF THE GUYS AT THE STATION IS GETTING HITCHED.

I DON'T DRINK. AT ALL.

OH.

THAT'S NICE.

YEAH. SO, YOU, UH, YOU SEEN YOUR FRIEND LATELY?

YEAH, ALL THE TIME.

WE WORK TOGETHER.

RIGHT. FIRST PRAIRIE, RIGHT?

YEAH.

WHY DON'T YOU COME IN?

COME IN OUT OF THE COLD.

[SHIVERING]

YEAH.

[TURNS OFF CAR]

SO...

PRETTY STRANGE ABOUT JOSH CAMDEN, HUH?

YEAH.

YEAH, AND FROM WHAT I HEAR, THE MIRACLES JUST KEEP COMING.

THERE'S MORE?

WELL, I WASN'T THERE, SO I DON'T REALLY KNOW, BUT I WAS TOLD THAT HE CURED LYDIA JERGINSON'S ARTHRITIS.

YOU'RE KIDDING.

NO.

APPARENTLY, FROM WHAT I WAS TOLD, HE TOUCHED HER JUST LIKE HE DID THE QUINN BOY, AND, PRESTO.

WOW.

THAT SEEMS...

HIGHLY UNUSUAL.

YEAH, IT DOES, BUT...

IT'S ALSO HIGHLY UNUSUAL TO SEE A KID COME BACK FROM THE DEAD, BUT WE SAW THAT.

DIDN'T WE?

NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.

YEAH.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?

I DON'T KNOW.

[CHUCKLING]

I DON'T KNOW.

UM, WELL, ACTUALLY I WAS JUST ON MY WAY TO WORK.

SURE. YEAH.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY HI.

I'M GLAD YOU DID.

[LAUGHS AWKWARDLY] OKAY.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

-NICE TO SEE YOU, TOO. -YEAH. THANKS FOR STOPPING.

YES.

YEAH. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

OKAY, BYE.

HOLD ON, HOLD ON!

JUST...

ALICE, I WAS JUST WONDERING...

COULD I GET YOU NUMBER?

UH...

CALL ME!

THAT'S WHY I GOT YOUR NUMBER!

[LAUGHS]

WHAT'S THE BOY'S NAME AGAIN?

LUTHER FROEBLER.

FROEBLER.

THAT'S IT.

HERE? THIS IS A DEAD END.

ACTUALLY, THIS IS THE PLACE.

NO, IT'S A DEAD END. THERE'S A LOCKED GATE THERE.

WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO, CRASH THROUGH THE GATE?

NO. THAT'S HIS PLACE.

WELL, HOW ARE WE-- WHERE'S THE DRIVEWAY?

THERE IS NO DRIVEWAY.

HI!

UP HERE! HELLO!

HELLO!

YEAH, HI!

OKAY.

I BUILT YOU GUYS A LITTLE BRIDGE!

WATCH THE PUDDLE!

JUST ONE SEC.

[MUTTERING] GREAT. LET'S JUST DO THIS.

YOU SHOULD HAVE STEPPED ON THE BRIDGE.

YOU JUST STEPPED IN SOME...

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT WAS.

I DON'T CARE WHAT I STEPPED IN.

YEAH, BUT, I MEAN...

YOU SHOULD HAVE BETTER SHOES!

WHAT?

BETT-- NEVER-- BETTER SHOES...

I CAN'T HEAR YOU, SORRY!

YOU'RE PRETTY QUICK IN THEM HEELS.

I'M DELIA TYNAN WE SPOKE ON THE PHONE.

LUTHER.

HEY, UH, WHAT'S UP?

[WHISTLING TO DOG]

YOU SHOULD START ROLLING.

TOBY!

YEAH, WATCH YOUR--

TOBY!

TOBY!

EASY.

TOBY? TOBY!

[WHISTLING]

SO, LUTHER, HOW EXACTLY DID JOSH CURE YOUR DOG?

WHAT'S HIS NAME?

UH, TOBY.

IT WAS REAL MYSTERIOUS.

UH, JOSH JUST CLOSED HIS EYES, AND THEN, UM, SAID A PRAYER, AND THEN WHEN I GOT HOME, THE DOG WAS HEALED.

THAT'S FASCINATING.

TOBY!

TOBY!

[WHISTLING]

UH, THIS IS DELIA TYNAN REPORTING FROM LUTHER FROEBLER'S HOME, AND WE ARE LOOKING RIGHT NOW FOR THE DOG TOBY, WHO HAS BEEN HEALED FROM HIS LIMP.

WE'RE STILL LOOKING FOR--

[SHOUTING] TOBY!

[WHISTLING]

TOBY!

THERE HE IS THERE.

OH!

BOY, COME HERE.

COME HERE.

AH... THERE HE IS.

UH, LUTHER, COULD YOU MAKE TOBY RUN FOR US?

Y-YES, MA'AM.

TOBY! FETCH!

UH... UM...

SEE? HE'S ALL HEALED.

UM, LUTHER, THE DOG IS STILL LIMPING.

WELL, IT WAS WORSE--

IT WAS A LITTLE WORSE BEFORE.

IT IS A MIRACLE, THOUGH.

LUTHER, WHY DON'T YOU CALL ME WHEN THE DOG STARTS SPEAKING IN TONGUES?

BUT DOGS DON'T SPEAK IN TONGUES--

EXACTLY!

WELL, THERE YOU GO, LUTHER. BYE!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

SEE YOU, LUTHER.

ARE WE GONNA BE ON TV?

[SIGHING] WHAT DO YOU THINK?

MEH.

THANKS.

IF YOU DON'T WANT MY OPINION, DON'T ASK.

WELL, WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT?

I DON'T KNOW, IT'S CUT FUNNY.

IT MAKES YOUR HIPS LOOK BIG OR SOMETHING.

-BUT NOT FAT. -THANK YOU.

MAYBE THE RED DRESS?

[DOORBELL RINGS]

[SIGHS NERVOUSLY] OH, GOD, THAT'S HIM.

[SIGHING]

THEY DON'T LOOK BIGGER!

YOU LOOK FINE. REALLY.

[SIGHING]

REALLY, REALLY?

REALLY, REALLY.

[DOORBELL RINGS]

HE'S EARLY AGAIN.

GOD, WHAT IS IT WITH THIS GUY?

MAYBE HE'S DESPERATE.

THAT'S A REAL MORALE BOOSTER.

COMING!

COMING...

YOU CERTAINLY ARE PUNCTU--

HI.

OH, SORRY.

I THOUGHT YOU WERE SOMEONE ELSE.

YES, I'M, UH--

DELIA TYNAN, I KNOW.

I RECOGNIZE YOU FROM THAT QUINTUPLETS SHOW.

SEXTUPLETS, BUT WHO'S COUNTING?

ANYWAYS, UM, COULD I TALK TO YOU FOR A FEW MINUTES?

YOU KNOW, NOW'S NOT A GOOD TIME.

[CAR DOOR OPENS] OH, UM, WELL, WHEN WOULD BE A GOOD TIME? BECAUSE I'D LOVE TO--

WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?

YOU TWO KNOW EACH OTHER?

SHE WANTS TO INTERVIEW ME, OR, US, ACTUALLY.

WELL, IT'S MORE OF AN IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW.

OKAY, WELL, I'LL TALK TO SARAH ABOUT IT, BUT, HONESTLY, I REALLY DON'T KNOW.

WE SHOULD GET GOING.

OUR RESERVATION'S AT 7:00.

OKAY, SURE.

OH, ARE YOU TWO, UM, GOING ON A DATE?

I WILL LET YOU KNOW ABOUT THE INTERVIEW.

OKAY. EXCUSE ME.

SURE, BUT WOULD YOU--

WHY DIDN'T YOU WARN ME SHE WAS COMING?

I HAD NO IDEA MYSELF.

WELL, I JUST DON'T LIKE HAVING REPORTERS SHOW UP UNANNOUNCED ON MY DOORSTEP.

AND I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT.

I'M SORRY.

I'M JUST A BIT ON EDGE, I GUESS.

I JUST WISH EVERYTHING COULD GO BACK TO NORMAL, LIKE BEFORE. YOU AND ME BOTH.

I'M NOT QUITE READY TO BE THE NEW MESSIAH.

YEAH, MUST BE A LOT PRESSURE.

JUST CAN'T GET THAT WALKING ON WATER THING DOWN.

WELL, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.

[CHUCKLES]

UH...

SO IT'S ALMOST 7:00.

WHERE ARE WE GOING?

[CLAPS] BOWLING, ACTUALLY.

[RUBBING HANDS WITH GLEE]

BOWLING?

I THOUGHT YOU SAID WE HAD A RESERVATION SOMEWHERE.

I SAID THAT TO GET RID OF HER.

NICE.

IT'S HALF OFF PIZZA TONIGHT AT REV'S IF YOU BOWL THREE GAMES.

I'M A TERRIBLE BOWLER.

I'M NOT.

THERE'S BEER IN THE FRIDGE, OR YOU COULD TURN SOME WATER INTO WINE, IF YOU'D PREFER.

BEER IS FINE, THANK YOU.

HEY, JACK.

AH, SHE LIVES.

HAVE YOU LOCATED OUR MIRACLE-WORKER?

GOT HIM, AND GET THIS, HE LIVES IN A CHURCH.

WHAT IS HE, A RELIGIOUS NUT?

NO, NO, APPARENTLY, HE'S UNDER FINANCIAL STRESS.

HIS MOTHER'S ILL--

RYE AND GINGER, PLEASE. ON THE ROCKS.

SO, HE'S LIVING IN AN OLD ABANDONED METHODIST CHURCH ON THE CHEAP.

HE GETS TO LIVE IN IT WHILE HE'S RESTORING IT.

ANY DIRT?

NO, HE'S CLEAN AS A CHOIRBOY.

EVERYBODY HERE THINKS HE WALKS ON WATER, GOOD.

SO WHY HAVE YOU BEEN SO HARD TO GET A HOLD OF?

YOU KNOW WHAT, JACK, IT'S TERRIBLE RECEPTION OUT HERE.

A WORD OF WARNING.

GIL GRAHAM'S IN BETHANY.

KEYNOTE IS LOOKING TO DO A SEGMENT.

COMPETITION DOESN'T FRIGHTEN ME.

WELL, I DON'T WANT TO BE THE ONE TO TELL THE CHAIRMAN THAT THIS STORY SLIPPED THROUGH OUR FINGERS.

I WANT YOU TO LOCK THIS GUY DOWN.

I HAVE HIM LOCKED DOWN, JACK.

WELL, NOT YET. APPARENTLY, HE'S GOT AN EXCLUSIVE ABOUT SOME KID WHOSE DOG WAS CURED BY OUR MIRACLE WORKER.

YEAH, NO STORY THERE.

THE DOG'S A GIMP.

I GOT IT ON TAPE.

LISTEN, JACK, TRUST ME.

YOU'RE GOING TO GET A GREAT STORY, OKAY?

GOOD.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THAT UNCONFIRMED REPORT ABOUT OUR FELLOW CURING SOME WOMAN'S ARTHRITIS.

WHAT'S THAT ABOUT?

I'VE GOT TO GO.

I'M CLOSING IN.

WHOA. WAIT--

[SIGHS]

OKAY.

I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY MEMORIES OF MY DAD.

HE DIED WHEN I WAS ABOUT TWO.

AND YOUR MOTHER NEVER REMARRIED?

NO, NO, IT'S JUST BEEN THE TWO OF US.

AND YOU'VE LIVED HERE EVER SINCE?

YEAH, I WORKED FOR A WHILE IN FLORIDA, BUT THAT DIDN'T LAST VERY LONG.

I MISSED THE MIDWEST.

YOU ARE... A VERY GOOD BOWLER.

[CHUCKLES]

WELL, I WAS JUNIOR LEAGUE'S HIGHEST SCORER.

WHY DO YOU THINK I SUGGESTED THAT WE GO THERE TONIGHT?

YOU KNOW, YOU'LL NEVER BEAT ME, EVEN IF YOU COULD BOWL.

[SCOFFS] WOW.

[SIGHS DREAMILY]

I'D LOVE TO GET OUT OF THE MIDWEST.

I'VE NEVER EVEN BEEN TO CANADA.

WE CAN GO TO CANADA TONIGHT.

YEAH, I'M GAME.

SERIOUSLY, WE COULD--

[CAR HORN BLARING]

TALK ABOUT SERENDIPITY!

I WAS JUST ON THE PHONE WITH MY BOSS IN NEW YORK TALKING ABOUT MEETING YOU BOTH.

WHAT A COINCIDENCE!

WHAT IS SHE DOING HERE?

THE STARS ARE ALIGNED.

WELL, THEY NORMALLY ARE FOR ME. I'M JUST KIDDING.

HEY, HOW WAS BOWLING?

NOT THAT I'M PRYING.

I CAN'T STAND GOSSIP.

FOCUS POINT IS NOT A TABLOID.

I TAKE MY WORK VERY SERIOUSLY.

NOW, THIS IS REAL JOURNALISM.

CAN WE DO THIS TOMORROW?

NO, WE CAN'T.

NOT IN A 24-HOUR CABLE NEWS CYCLE.

I'D LIKE TO SAY OTHERWISE, BUT THE SHARKS ARE CIRCLING.

DID YOU TELL SARAH ABOUT THE OFFER?

WHAT OFFER?

DELIA IS OFFERING US A LARGE CASH PAYMENT AND A BOOK DEAL--

WELL, A POTENTIAL BOOK DEAL, I CAN'T ACTUALLY GUARANTEE THAT YET.

IF WE DO THE NATIONAL INTERVIEW.

AND, IT WOULD INCLUDE MATTHEW, WHICH IS REALLY COOL.

I'M SORRY, WHO'S MATTHEW?

HER SON.

MY SON'S NAME IS LUKE.

LUKE.

LUKE. SORRY.

LISTEN, IF YOU'VE MADE A DEAL WITH SOMEBODY, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU CAN TALK TO ME ABOUT IT.

NO. NO, NO, WE HAVEN'T.

WELL, I DO KNOW THAT GIL GRAHAM FROM KEYNOTE HAS CONTACTED YOU.

NOW, IF YOU'RE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH HIM, THAT'S FINE, I UNDERSTAND, YOU NEED TO TAKE THE BEST DEAL.

YOU NEED TO SERVE YOUR OWN SELF-INTERESTS, AND, BELIEVE ME, I WOULD DO THE SAME THING IF I WERE IN YOUR SITUATION, BUT HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, I AM AUTHORIZED TO SEAL THIS DEAL RIGHT NOW, AND I WILL DOUBLE WHATEVER HE'S OFFERING.

WE DIDN'T MAKE A DEAL WITH ANYONE.

[CELLPHONE RINGS]

"FOCUS POINT" DOMINATES THE 18 TO 49 YEAR-OLD DEMOGRAPHIC...

HELLO?

NOW, THIS IS REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE MAKING YOUR DECISION...

OH, MY GOD, YES, I'LL BE THERE RIGHT AWAY.

OKAY.

UH, MY MOTHER'S HAD A STROKE.

WHAT?

IT'S AN EMERGENCY.

NO, GO. GO. I'LL BE FINE.

I CAN GIVE SARAH A RIDE HOME.

GO, YES.

[P.A.]: DR. FROST TO THE NURSES' STATION FOUR.

DR. FROST TO THE NURSES' STATION FOUR.

DOCTOR?

HOW IS SHE? HOW'S MY MOM?

SHE'S STABLE. SHE'S STABLE FOR THE MOMENT.

OH, THANK GOD.

NOW, THERE IS CONSIDERABLE SWELLING IN THE RIGHT FRONTAL LOBE, AND IF IT'S THAT PRONOUNCED IN THE MORNING, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO OPERATE.

IS SHE IN PAIN?

THANKFULLY, NO.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT MUCH OF A CONSOLATION, BUT IT'S SOMETHING.

CAN SHE HEAR US?

NO, SHE'S IN A VERY DEEP COMA.

[JOSH SIGHS HEAVILY]

[NURSE]: DOCTOR?

[WHISPERING] OH, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE.

PLEASE, GOD, PLEASE...

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO PRAY FOR.

I'M NOT GOOD AT THIS.

I'M NOT A RELIGIOUS GUY.

[SIGHS]

IF THIS IS HER TIME, THEN IT'S HER TIME, BUT PLEASE, DON'T LET HER SUFFER.

PLEASE, GOD.

DON'T LET HER SUFFER.

WHATEVER YOU DECIDE, SHOW MERCY.

[MONITOR BEEPING]

DOCTOR?

[BEEPING RAPIDLY]

JOSH.

DID SHE JUST SAY SOMETHING?

YEAH, SHE DID. SHE DID.

I HEARD IT.

THE SPEECH CENTERS OF THE BRAIN ARE COMPLETELY COMPROMISED.

[WHISPERING] JOSH...

IT MUST BE SOME SORT OF INVOLUNTARY RESPONSE.

SHE SAID SOMETHING.

SHE SAID MY NAME.

SHE HASN'T SAID MY NAME IN OVER TWO YEARS.

SO, HOW DID IT GO?

WELL, LET'S JUST SAY I HAD DINNER WITH A REPORTER.

BUT WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DATE?

[SIGHS] LIFE INTERVENED.

YOU LIKE HIM, DON'T YOU?

YEAH.

YEAH, I DO.

ME, TOO.


ANY CHANGE?

NO, NO, I'M AFRAID NOT, JOSH.

I THOUGHT MAYBE WITH HER SPEAKING, THAT THERE WOULD BE...

YEAH, YEAH, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THAT.

THAT DOESN'T CONFORM TO ANY PATTERN I'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.

BUT, UH...

THE SWELLING ON YOUR MOTHER'S BRAIN IS VERY SEVERE, AND THE ONLY WAY TO RELIEVE IT IS THROUGH SURGERY.

OKAY, SO DO YOU NEED ME TO SIGN A CONSENT FORM OR ANYTHING?

IT'S A VERY EXPENSIVE PROCEDURE, JOSH.

I'LL FIND THE MONEY.

OH, I KNOW, I KNOW.

IT'S JUST...

I JUST WANT TO CLEAR.

THERE'S NO GUARANTEE.

I MEAN, EVEN WITH SURGERY, SHE MAY NEVER COME OUT OF THIS COMA.

OKAY...

OKAY, OKAY...

[CELL PHONE RINGING]

DELIA TYNAN.

MS. TYNAN?

JOSH, I'M HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU.

I, UM, I WANT TO TAKE YOU UP ON YOUR OFFER.

NAME A TIME AND A PLACE AND I'LL BE THERE.

SECOND FLOOR OF THE HOSPITAL.

NEAR THE ICU WARD?

NOT A PROBLEM.

I HAPPEN TO BE NEARBY.

I'LL BE THERE IN FIVE MINUTES.

[BEEPS OFF PHONE]

[WHISPERS] GOT IT.

[♪♪♪]

MAY I?

[CHUCKLING]


WE'VE GOT TO GET YOU UP ON YOUR FEET, HONEY.

YEAH, ONLY ONE PROBLEM, THERE'S NO ONE HERE TO DANCE WITH.

NONSENSE, YOU'RE JUST NOT TRYING HARD ENOUGH.

YEAH, EASY FOR YOU TO SAY.

ONE DATE, AND YOU TWO ARE ACTING LIKE LOVE-STRUCK TEENAGERS.

[CHUCKLING]

HE IS PRETTY SWEET, ISN'T HE?

YES, HE'S VERY SWEET.

ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT...

YOU SHOULD DANCE WITH CHARLIE.

HE'S A GREAT DANCER!

NO. NO, NO.

PLEASE!

NO, NOT NOW.

I WILL ONLY LET GO OF HIM FOR A MOMENT.

-JUST FOR YOU. -YOU GUYS, GO.

AND THE MOMENT'S GONE.

[♪♪♪]

HOW'S YOUR MOTHER?

CAN I TALK TO YOU FOR A SECOND?

YEAH, OF COURSE.

SO, UM...

MY MOTHER NEEDS AN...

SHE NEEDS AN OPERATION.

OH, NO.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO?

I-I AGREED TO DO THE INTERVIEW WITH DELIA TYNAN, BUT THE THING IS, IS THAT SHE WANTS ALL THREE OF US, SHE WANTS YOU, ME AND LUKE.

OF COURSE.

OF COURSE. WHATEVER IT TAKES.

THANK YOU.

I MEAN, SHE WANTS TO DO IT TOMORROW MORNING, FIRST THING TOMORROW MORN--

I'LL MAKE MYSELF COMPLETELY AVAILABLE.

OF COURSE.

OKAY.

UH... SARAH?

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SARAH.

IT'S NOTHING COMPARED TO WHAT YOU'VE DONE FOR ME.

DID HE TAKE OUR OPENING OFFER?

YEAH, HE TOOK THE LOW END OF THE DEAL, AND THAT INCLUDES THE MOTHER AND THE KID.

HE DIDN'T EVEN HAGGLE.

YES!

GOOD JOB, DELIA.

I DON'T KNOW, I FEEL KIND OF BAD.

WE'RE TOTALLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF HIM.

IS THE DEAL SOLID?

YEAH, EXCLUSIVE NATIONAL BROADCAST RIGHTS, SIGNED AND NOTARIZED.

COOL. WHEN'S THE INTERVIEW?

TODAY.

I'M GOING TO SEE THE MOM AND THE KID, AND THEN RIGHT AFTER THAT, I'M GOING OVER TO JOSH'S HOUSE.

THE CHURCH, RIGHT?

YES, JACK, THE CHURCH.

I'LL SEND YOU THE FOOTAGE TODAY.

ALL RIGHT.

WE'LL MAKE THE AIR DATE JUST BEFORE EASTER, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE WHOLE NEW MESSIAH THING.

WELL, ACTUALLY, JACK...

I HAVE AN IDEA.

HI, JOSH.

SHE'S DOING AS WELL AS CAN BE EXPECTED.

[SIGHS HEAVILY]

SO, UM, WHAT NOW?

WE WAIT.

WE WAIT.

[P.A.]: WOULD MR. JUAN GONZALEZ PICK UP THE WHITE PHONE?

MR. JUAN GONZALEZ, PLEASE PICK UP THE WHITE PHONE.


[SIGHING]

OKAY, GOD.

I KNOW YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO PRAY FOR THINGS...

BUT PLEASE LET MY MOTHER LIVE.

[SOBS SOFTLY]

I NEED HER.

JUST...

PLEASE JUST GIVE HER A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME.


LUKE? LUKE!

HEY.

LUKE...

HEY, YOU HAVE TO GET UP.

WE HAVE TO DO ANOTHER INTERVIEW.

[GROANS]

I'M SICK OF BEING "MIRACLE BOY."

IT'S GOING TO BE ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.

HEY.

WE DON'T HAVE A CHOICE.

THEY'RE DOWNSTAIRS WAITING. SO, I'LL BE FAMOUS?

COULD BE.

SEMI-FAMOUS ANYWAY.

COME ON, GET DRESSED.

SOMETHING SEMI-PRESENTABLE.

[GROANS]

AW, IT'S TOO EARLY.

ALL RIGHT, WE'LL PUT THIS ON THE FRONT PORCH.

OH, THAT'S MY TABLE...

WHAT IS ALL THIS?

OH, THIS IS WHAT IT TAKES TO RECORD AN INTERVIEW.

IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE WEARING?

UH, YES.

GREAT. OKAY. HI, LUKE. COME ON, IN.

DOCTOR NAKATIMI, COME IN--

NAKATOMI.

OH, SORRY.

THIS IS SARAH QUINN. HI.

-HELLO. -AND THIS IS LUKE, THE YOUNG MAN WHO MADE THE MIRACULOUS RECOVERY.

ARE THEY MIC'ED?

YEAH, WE'VE GOT THEM UPSTAIRS.

WE'LL HAVE TO DO A FULL PHYSICAL.

SURE, WE CAN DO THAT UP IN LUKE'S ROOM.

IS THAT REALLY NECESSARY?

OH, IT IS. I'M SORRY.

IT'S STANDARD PROCEDURE.

LISTEN, IF YOU...

I'VE MADE SOME COFFEE.

JUST HELP YOURSELF TO WHATEVER'S IN THE KITCHEN.

AND, UH, THERE'S COFFEE THERE, HELP YOURSELF.

THERE'S SOME CREAM IN THE FRIDGE.

BEV!

BEV, CAN YOU COME IN?

SARAH'S A LITTLE SHINY.

JUST FIX HER UP.

[SCOFFS]

UM, GOOD, I LOVE IT.

CONSERVATIVE... CARING MOM.

GREAT LOOK. OKAY.

AND LUKE, YOU CAN JUST SIT BESIDE YOUR MOM.

CY, ARE WE GOOD TO GO?

YEAH, WE ARE GOOD TO GO, YOUNG LADY.

LUKE, YOU CAN SIT BESIDE YOUR MOTHER THERE. GREAT.

UM... JUST MAKE SURE--

GREAT.

OKAY, COULD YOU, UM--

YEAH, PUT YOUR ARM AROUND HIM.

YEAH, YEAH, GREAT. OKAY, THAT'S GOOD.

AND JUST GET HIS HAIR OUT OF HIS EYES FOR ME?

ARE WE GOOD TO GO?

WE GOOD? OKAY.

READY?

OKAY...

CAMERA'S ROLLING.

JUST A LITTLE BIT... YEAH, A LITTLE...

OKAY.

AND...

THREE, TWO...

SO, SARAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TODAY TO TALK WITH US.

I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

AND, LUKE, HI.

IT'S SO NICE TO MEET YOU.

HEY.

I SEEN YOU BEFORE, AND I SEEN YOU NOW, AND WHAT JOSH DONE FOR YOU IS A MIRACLE.

-[DOG BARKS] -MM-HMM!

THAT'S RIGHT.

TO HECK WITH THEM NEWSROOM PEOPLE.

"PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER...

THAT YE MAY BE HEALED,"

AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT JOSH DONE FOR YOU.

MM-HMM.

[DOG WHINES]

YOU KNOW IT, BUDDY.

YOU CAN'T EXPECT PEOPLE OF NO FAITH TO RECOGNIZE A MIRACLE.

YOU KNOW IT.

HEY, BOY?

LET'S NOT LET THEM PUSH US AROUND.

COME ON, WE GOT WORK TO DO.

JOSH, HI.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YEAH, SURE.

WOW...

THIS IS INCREDIBLE!

OH, WELL, IT'S GETTING THERE.

THIS IS WHERE YOU LIVE?

YES. [CHUCKLES]

INCREDIBLE. DO YOU MIND IF WE--

NO, PLEASE, PLEASE, YEAH.

LET ME KNOW IF I CAN HELP WITH ANYTHING.

GO AHEAD, GUYS.

THANKS.

SURE.

LET'S HUSTLE, GUYS, OKAY?

WE'VE GOT TO GET THIS UPLOADING AND SENT BACK TO NEW YORK.

GET ME A C-STAND AND A FLAG--

GOOD TO GO, GUYS?

YEAH, ALL GOOD.

OKAY. HI, JOSH.

WHY DON'T I JUST RUN THROUGH HOW THIS IS GOING TO WORK FOR YOU, AND, UH, THEN WE'RE PRETTY MUCH GOOD TO GO.

OKAY, GOOD. I'D LIKE THAT.

SO, THIS IS PERFECT.

WE'RE GOING TO START THE INTERVIEW HERE.

MM-HMM.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE A WALK DOWN HERE.

I'LL ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INCREDIBLE HOME, BY THE WAY.

IF THAT WOULD BE OKAY?

SURE. YES, PLEASE.

INCREDIBLE.

IT'S KIND OF A WORK IN PROGRESS, BUT OKAY.

AND THEN WHAT WE WILL DO IS, WE WILL END UP AROUND HERE.

OKAY.

AND THEN, PRETTY MUCH THAT'S IT.

I'LL ASK YOU A FEW MORE QUESTIONS, THEN IT'S OVER. OKAY.

OKAY, SEB, ARE WE GOOD TO GO?

YEAH, READY WHEN YOU GUYS ARE.

WHAT EXACTLY ARE WE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT?

OH, JUST STANDARD STUFF, GROUND YOU'VE COVERED BEFORE, I'M SURE.

THE ACCIDENT, WHAT HAPPENED AFTER, THAT SORT OF THING.

OKAY.

OKAY? SO, I'LL GET YOU ON THIS SIDE, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

OKAY, SURE.

IN THREE, TWO...

JOSH, HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN YOU'VE HAD THE POWER TO HEAL?

UM, EXCUSE ME?

HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN YOU'VE HAD THE POWER TO HEAL?

I, UH... I DON'T KNOW.

I-I NEVER ACTUALLY SAID THAT.

NEVER?

NO, NEVER.

YOU-YOU ALL, UH, SAID THAT.

WHO IS "YOU ALL"?

UH, YOU, PEOPLE IN THE MEDIA.

AND THE PEOPLE OF BETHANY.

ARE YOU SAYING THERE'S SOME SORT OF MEDIA CONSPIRACY?

OH, NO. NO, NO, NO, OF COURSE NOT.

NO-NO CONSPIRACY, JUST...

LIKE, A MISUNDERSTANDING.

ABOUT WHAT?

ABOUT THE MIRACLE.

OH, SO YOU DO BELIEVE IT WAS A MIRACLE.

NO, I DIDN'T SAY THAT, YOU DID.

UM...ME?

[STAMMERING] NOT-NOT "YOU" PERSONALLY YOU, BUT NEWS PEOPLE.

DO YOU FEEL PERSECUTED?

PERSECUTED? NO.

NO, I'M JUST, I'M SAYING THAT SOMETHING HAPPENED, AND THE PRESS CALLED IT A MIRACLE, THE PEOPLE OF THIS TOWN CALLED IT A MIRACLE, BUT I NEVER DID.

SO YOU NEVER CLAIMED TO BE A NEW MESSIAH?

OF COURSE I DIDN'T.

JOSH...

WHY DO YOU LIVE IN A CHURCH?

IT WAS A CHURCH.

IT'S NOT A CHURCH ANYMORE, NOW IT'S JUST MY HOME.

IT CERTAINLY LOOKS LIKE A CHURCH TO ME.

IT... [SIGHING]

IT WAS A CHURCH, BUT IT WAS, UM...

DECOMMISSIONED, OR DE-SANCTIFIED, OR WHATEVER THEY CALL IT.

NOW IT'S-IT'S JUST MY HOME.

DO YOU HAVE SOME SORT OF CHRIST COMPLEX?

EXCUSE ME?

DO YOU HAVE SOME SORT OF CHRIST COMPLEX?

JOSH?

GET OUT OF HERE.

WHOA, WE HAVEN'T FINISHED THE INTERVIEW, MR. CAMDEN--

YES. YES, WE HAVE.

NO, YOU DIDN'T ANSWER MY QUESTION--

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?

WHAT? WHAT IS IT?

DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY THAT I'M THE RISEN LORD?

THAT I-I WALK ON WATER TO AMUSE MY FRIENDS?

TURN WATER INTO WINE BECAUSE IT'S CHEAPER THAN SHOPPING AT WAL-MART?

IS-IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

DO YOU BELIEVE ALL OF THAT?

[SIGHS]

TURN THIS OFF.

TURN IT OFF!

WE'RE NOT FINISHED, THE INTERVIEW.

WH-WHAT DO YOU-- WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT?

I WANT THE TRUTH.

DON'T INSULT ME.

I AM A SOUND BITE TO YOU.

NO, THAT'S NOT TRUE, JOSH.

THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE--

GET OUT! GET OUT!

I WANT YOU OUT. GET OUT.

LOOK, LET'S JUST ALL CALM DOWN HERE, OKAY?

WE CAN--

GET OUT.

[WHISPERS] GET OUT.

GET OUT NOW.

[SIGHS] OKAY.

OKAY, CUT THE CAMERA.


--THANK YOU, DAVID.

YOUR SON'S ON TV TONIGHT, HELEN.

...A SLEEPY, RURAL COMMUNITY OF 9,000.

A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE KNOWS THEIR NEIGHBORS, AND PEOPLE LEAVE THEIR DOORS UNLOCKED AT NIGHT, AN IDYLLIC PLACE, NESTLED FAR AWAY FROM THE BRIGHT GLARE OF MEDIA LIGHTS.

BUT ALL THAT CHANGED WHEN TRAGEDY STRUCK.

JOSH CAMDEN TELLS THE STORY.

HERE'S JOSH!

[EVERYONE CHEERING]

I WAS FISHING BY MYSELF AT FRYMAN LAKE AND I HEARD THE SOUND OF SOME BOYS SHOUTING, AND AT FIRST I THOUGHT THEY WERE JUST PLAYING, BUT I QUICKLY REALIZED THAT SOMETHING WAS TERRIBLY WRONG.

[TYNAN]: 12-YEAR-OLD LUKE QUINN HAD BEEN PLAYING DOWN IN THIS AREA WITH HIS FRIENDS, SWINGING ON THAT TIRE BETWEEN TWO TREES.

NOW, THIS TREE DOWN HERE BROKE, AND LUKE ENDED UP TRAPPED UNDERNEATH THE WATER IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES FOR SEVERAL MINUTES.

JOSH CAMDEN, WHO HAD BEEN FISHING NEARBY, TRIED TO RESUSCITATE LUKE, BUT HE WAS UNRESPONSIVE.

LUKE WAS RUSHED TO BETHANY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, WHERE DOCTORS AND NURSES DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO REVIVE HIM, BUT THEIR EFFORTS FAILED.

AFTER SHOWING NO VITAL SIGNS FOR OVER AN HOUR, LUKE QUINN OF BETHANY, WISCONSIN WAS DECLARED DEAD.

THEN, SOMETHING OCCURRED THAT MANY PEOPLE CHARACTERIZED AS, WELL, A MIRACLE.

[NURSE]: IT WAS A MIRACLE, I'LL TELL YOU.

OH, LOOK, HELEN, IT'S ME!

THE BOY HAD NO VITAL SIGNS FOR OVER AN HOUR.

NONE.

AND MR. CAMDEN PUT HIS HANDS ON HIM, AND HE CAME BACK TO LIFE.

WELL, IF THAT'S NOT A MIRACLE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

LYDIA, DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE THAT JOSH CAMDEN CURED YOUR ARTHRITIS?

OH, YES.

YES, I DO.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LAKE THAT DAY.

ALL I KNOW IS, I HAVEN'T HAD A TOUCH OF ARTHRITIS SINCE JOSH TOUCHED MY HANDS, AND I'D CALL THAT A MIRACLE.

[TYNAN]: I SPOKE NEXT TO LUTHER FROEBLER, WHO CLAIMED THAT JOSH CAMDEN HAD HEALED HIS DOG--

HEY, THERE'S LUTHER!

[EVERYONE CHEERING]

...IT SEEMED HIGHLY IMPROBABLE, BUT IN THE INTEREST OF FAIRNESS, I DECIDED TO INVESTIGATE.

AND THERE'S TOBY!

WOW, UH, LUTHER, CAN YOU MAKE HIM RUN?

[LUTHER]: YES, MA'AM.

TOBY, LOOK WHAT I GOT FOR YOU.

GO GET IT, TOBY!

SEE?

ALL HEALED.

AW, HE STILL LOOKS LIKE HE'S LIMPING TO ME.

[TYNAN]: ...HOWEVER TO THIS REPORTER'S EYES, MR. FROEBLER'S DOG EXHIBITED A VERY STRONG LIMP, AND SEEMED ANYTHING BUT CURED.

AMONGST THE CRITICISM OF WHAT SEEMS TO HAVE HAPPENED HERE IN BETHANY ARE HIGHLY RESPECTED SCIENTISTS,AND DOCTORS EVEN RELIGIOUS LEADERS.

DOES THEIR SKEPTICISM CONCERN YOU?

[SARAH]: YOU KNOW, I CAN'T SPEAK TO THE RELIGIOUS OR MEDICAL ASPECTS OF THE WHOLE ISSUE.

YOU KNOW, I'M HIS MOTHER.

BUT LUKE'S COMING BACK TO LIFE, WELL, TO ME, AT LEAST...

[SIGHS]

IT WAS A MIRACLE.

[TYNAN]: BUT NOT EVERYBODY BELIEVES IT WAS A MIRACLE.

WE SPOKE WITH DR. PETER NAKATOMI, HEAD OF THE CHEVELDAVE RESEARCH INSTITUTE.

DR. NAKATOMI, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BELIEVE THIS STORY.

WELL, IT'S IMPORTANT TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN WHAT PEOPLE WANT TO BELIEVE AND WHAT WE CAN VERIFY AS MEDICAL FACT.

[TYNAN]: SO, UH, DIFFERENTIATION--

WHAT'S THIS?

FOCUS POINT.

THEY'RE DOING A SHOW ON MRS. CAMDEN'S SON.

I THOUGHT SHE MIGHT LIKE TO WATCH.

YEAH, BUT I DON'T THINK SHE'LL EVEN BE ABLE TO HEAR IT, KAREN.

YOU NEVER KNOW.

I SUPPOSE.

...SO HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT HE SHOWED NO VITAL SIGNS FOR OVER AN HOUR?

IT'S A PHENOMENON WE CALL THE MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX.

IT'S RARE, BUT THERE ARE OTHER, SIMILAR CASES IN MEDICAL LITERATURE.

WOULD YOU MIND EXPLAINING IT FURTHER?

WHEN THE CONDITIONS ARE EXACTLY RIGHT, AS THEY WERE IN THIS CASE, IT'S POSSIBLE FOR THE HUMAN BODY TO GO INTO A STATE OF SUSPENDED ANIMATION, MUCH THE SAME IDEA AS A COMPUTER GOING TO SLEEP.

NO OUTWARD SIGNS OF LIFE, BUT THE BODY IS STILL FUNCTIONING ON A BARELY DETECTABLE LEVEL.

THAT'S FASCINATING.

NOW, ONCE THE BODY TEMPERATURE IS RESTORED TO A NEAR NORMAL STATE, THE BRAIN REACTIVATES THE VITAL FUNCTIONS, AND THAT IS CLEARLY WHAT OCCURRED IN THIS CASE.

THE DATA SUPPORTS THIS.

[TYNAN]: SO, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS, THIS WAS NOT A MIRACLE.

NO, IT MOST CERTAINLY WAS NOT A MIRACLE.

WE SPOKE WITH MR. CAMDEN AT HIS HOME, A DECOMMISSIONED METHODIST CHURCH.

SO YOU NEVER CLAIMED TO BE A NEW MESSIAH?

GET OUT OF HERE.

WELL, WE HAVEN'T FINISHED THE INTERVIEW.

YES. YES, WE HAVE.

DO YOU FEEL PERSECUTED?

WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY?

WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT ME TO SAY?

DO YOU WANT ME TO SAY THAT I'M THE RISEN LORD?

THAT I-I WALK ON WATER TO AMUSE MY FRIENDS?

I CALM STORMS, OR I TURN WATER INTO WINE BECAUSE IT'S CHEAPER THAN SHOPPING AT WALMART?

IS-IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT?

[TYNAN]: IS THAT WHAT YOU BELIEVE?

JOSH WOULD NEVER SAY THAT.

[HEART MONITOR BEEPING RAPIDLY]

--WE HAVEN'T FINISHED THE INTERVIEW.

[JOSH, SHOUTING]: WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

DON'T INSULT ME.

I AM A SOUNDBITE TO YOU.

GET OUT!

I WANT YOU OUT. GET OUT.

LISTEN, OKAY? LET'S JUST ALL CALM DOWN.

GET OUT.

MR. CAMDEN REFUSED TO CONTINUE THE INTERVIEW, AND--

SHE'S FLATLINING.

IT'S A CODE BLUE.

COME ON, HELEN.

[TRIGGERS ALARM]

GOT IT.

--YOU DECIDE.

DELIA TYNAN, FOCUS POINT, NEW YORK.

[TURNS OFF TV]

SO...

DID I DIE OR NOT?

MOM?

WHAT?

DID I DIE OR NOT?

[SIGHS] APPARENTLY NOT.

THANK GOD.

MIRACLE OR NO MIRACLE, YOU DIDN'T.

SO, I GUESS WE WON'T BE FAMOUS ANYMORE.

[CHUCKLES]

I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF BEING FAMOUS IN THIS LIFETIME.

ME TOO.

I'M TIRED OF BEING THE AMAZING UNDEAD KID.

[LAUGHS]

BUT WHY DID THEY MAKE HIM LOOK CRAZY?

HE'S NOT LIKE THAT AT ALL.

I DON'T KNOW.

MAYBE BECAUSE IT MAKES A BETTER STORY, EVEN IF IT ISN'T TRUE.

[♪♪♪]

[MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY]

SORRY, MOM.

I THOUGHT THAT WOULD TURN OUT A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

RIDICULOUS.

WHAT WERE YOU THINKING, GIVING THAT INTERVIEW?

[BED HYDRAULICS WHIRRING]

MOM?

WHO DO YOU THINK I AM, A GHOST?

BUT THIS-THIS ISN'T POSSIBLE.

ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR MIRACLES, I GUESS.

[GROANS]

WHERE ARE MY GLASSES?

REALLY?

OF COURSE NOT.

DIDN'T YOU WATCH THE SHOW?

IT'S BEEN PRETTY WELL ESTABLISHED THAT YOU'RE NO MIRACLE WORKER.

THAT'S TRUE.

I'M STARVING.

WHO'S IN CHARGE OF THE FOOD AROUND HERE?

I'D KILL FOR A STEAK.

NO...

A PIZZA, LARGE.

WITH PEPPERONI.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR, GET HER A PIZZA.

BUT HAVE YOU SEEN THE OVERNIGHTS?

WE HAVEN'T SEEN RATINGS LIKE THIS SINCE THE SEXTUPLETS SHOW, NOT EVEN CLOSE.

OKAY, WHAT'S WRONG? WHAT?

WE HAVE A PROBLEM.

WHAT?

ONE VERY IMPORTANT VIEWER DIDN'T CARE FOR THE SHOW SO MUCH.

THE CHAIRMAN'S WIFE.

THE CHAIRMAN'S WIFE, OKAY.

SHE HATED IT.

WHAT? WHY?

[SIGHS] THE SHORT VERSION IS MRS. CHAIRMAN IS APPARENTLY QUITE RELIGIOUS.

WHO KNEW?

SO?

WELL, SHE THOUGHT THE CARPENTER'S MIRACLE SEGMENT WAS MAKING FUN OF RELIGION.

IT WASN'T.

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

NO, I TOLD THE CHAIRMAN, BUT IT SEEMS HE WAS TAKING A LOT OF ABUSE FROM MRS. CHAIRMAN.

I'LL HAVE A SPICY CHEESE TERIMAYO, PLEASE.

SO, YOUR JOB IS SECURE?

YES.

BUT YOU NEED TO MAKE SOME STRUCTURAL CHANGES WITHIN THE SHOW.

YEAH.

I'M PUTTING YOU ON THE CELEBRITY BEAT.

COME ON.

JUST FOR A WHILE.

AND IF I DON'T AGREE?

THAT WOULD BE VERY UNWISE.

JACK, COME ON, I'M A JOURNALIST, I'M NOT A GOSSIP-MONGER.

I KNOW, I KNOW, BUT THE CHAIRMAN WAS ADAMANT.

I-I UNDERSTAND IF YOU...

IF YOU DON'T WANT...

NO, THAT'S NOT GOOD.

[REHEARSING AND STAMMERING]

...I UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME.

I JUST...

I-I WANT--

SO, ARE YOU COMING IN OR NOT?

I HAVEN'T MADE MY MIND UP YET.

I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD.

WELL, I...

I DON'T KNOW IF YOUR MOTHER WANTS TO SEE ME.

THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

[MUTTERING] OKAY...

HI.

HI.

LOOK, I UNDERSTAND IF YOU DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME--

WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

THE WHOLE INTERVIEW MESS, THAT-THAT WAS MY FAULT.

NO, IT WASN'T YOUR--

AND WE LOOKED LIKE IDIOTS--

NO, YOU ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT I DIDN'T LOOK LIKE AN IDIOT.

POINT TAKEN, I LOOKED LIKE AN IDIOT, AND I-I UNDERSTAND IF YOU MIGHT BE MAD AT ME.

ONLY MILDLY--

[STAMMERING AWKWARDLY, TALKING OVER EACH OTHER]

MAD WOULD JUST BE AN OVER-EXAGGERATION--

YOU KNOW WHAT, FORGET ABOUT

"MAY" BE MAD AT ME.

IF YOU WERE REALLY DEEPLY ANGRY WITH ME, I WOULD GET THAT, YOU DIDN'T WANT TO SEE ME OR TALK TO ME AGAIN.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I'D UNDERSTAND, I WOULD.

WELL, YOU ARE THE MOST UNPOPULAR MAN IN AMERICA AT THE MOMENT.

[CHUCKLES]

YOU KNOW, A FAKE MESSIAH.

ONLY THING LOWER WOULD BE AN IRS AGENT, OR--

I'M SORRY I GOT YOU INVOLVED.

I'M SORRY.

BECAUSE I...

I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.

I WANT TO--

I WANT TO TELL YOU THINGS.

IS THERE ANY WAY THAT I CAN MAKE IT UP TO YOU?

YEAH.

YOU CAN BUY ME DINNER.

I'M STARVING.

OKAY.

OKAY.

[CHUCKLES]

LUKE.

UH...

WE WERE JUST, UM, TALKING ABOUT GETTING SOME DINNER, AND, UM, SOME PIZZA.

DO YOU WANT TO GET SOME PIZZA WITH US?

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOO, MAN.

I'VE GOT SOME HOMEWORK, AND I THINK I'D RATHER HANG HERE.

BUT, UM, YOU TWO CAN GO.

OKAY.

WE'LL BRING YOU BACK A SLICE.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

COME ON.

OKAY.

I'LL GET MY RAINCOAT.

GET YOUR RAINCOAT.

SO, WHAT WILL YOU DO NOW?

I DON'T KNOW.

THE LAST FEW DAYS REALLY SHOT MY FAITH-HEALING BUSINESS TO PIECES.

NO, SERIOUSLY.

WHERE DO YOU GO FROM HERE?

SERIOUSLY, I DON'T KNOW.

TO YOU?

TO YOU AND LUKE?

IF YOU'LL HAVE ME.

OF COURSE.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S...

NO GOING BACK TO THE LIFE THAT YOU'VE LED.

THAT I'VE LED.

EVEN IF YOU WANTED TO, YOU COULDN'T GO BACK TO THAT LIFE.

I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK.

I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK, I WANT TO MOVE FORWARD.

I WANT TO CONTINUE FORWARD.

WITH YOU.

[TIRES SQUEALING]

[CRUNCH, DOG YELPS]

WHAT?

WHAT WAS THAT?

OH, NO, I THINK I HIT SOMETHING.


OH, NO, NO, I KNOW THAT DOG.

THAT'S... THAT'S TOBY.

THAT'S LUTHER'S DOG, TOBY.

OH, MAN...

OH, NO.

NO, I...

AW, POOR LITTLE GUY.

HE'S DEAD.

[SIGHS]

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO?

[SIGHS WELL, WE'VE GOT TO TELL HIM.

WE'VE GOT TO...

TAKE HIM TO LUTHER.

I'M SORRY, TOBY.

[TOBY WHINES]

[BARKS]

[RUNS OFF, BARKING]

[WHINES]

[BARKING EXCITEDLY]

OKAY, HE WAS DEAD.

LET'S NOT TELL ANYONE ABOUT THIS, OKAY?

WELL, I CAN--

NO, NO, NO, PLEASE.

NOBODY.

OKAY.

[♪♪♪]