Screenplay: Players Within: Season 1 Episode 1


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    ACT 1

    FADE IN:

     

    INT. Fancy Hotel – Day

     

    A man dressed in a black suit approaches the receptionist desk. There is classical music playing throughout the hotel. Everyone is formal and upper class.

             

                          LIMO DRIVER

    I’m the limo driver for one of your guests. Gary Fisher. He forgot his briefcase in the back seat.

        

    He pulls it up, slowly placing it unto the counter.

     

                          RECEPTIONIST

              He must be an important man.

     

                          LIMO DRIVER

              Not for much longer. (Whispers) His wife is going to explode with anger when she finds out...

     

    He turns around and walks away through the revolving doors, while the receptionist returns a confused facial expression.

     

    Fade IN:

     

    INT. Hotel Hallway – Day

     

    A bag boy walks down a long hotel hallway with the briefcase in hand. Finally finding the right door, he begins to knock. A man opens the door.

     

                          Gary

              Yes, what is it?

                       

                          Bag Boy

    I apologize for disturbing you, but somebody left this briefcase for you at the front desk.

     

                          Gary

    (Smiling) It’s probably my birthday present…I      

    already have my briefcase. There’s probably a nice surprise inside (He Winks).

     

    Gary pulls out a 20-dollar bill from his pocket and hands it to the boy, and almost rudely shuts the door in his face before he could say thank you.

     

    INT. Hotel Room – Day

     

    Gary sets the briefcase on the desk, walks to the balcony outside and catches eyes with his wife by the pool. They smile seductively at each other. He walks back to the briefcase and opens it. It’s not what he expects. A built in computer monitor turns on and the limo driver begins to speak.

     

                          Limo Driver

         For a millionaire you are a lousy tipper.

     

                          Gary

         I told you to never contact me again

     

    INT. LIMO – Day

     

    The driver is in the front seat with his laptop and headset attached to his ear. He’s typing and periodically watching Gary’s wife as she leaves the pool. The radio is on, two guys joking about their wives.

     

    INT. Hotel Room – Day

     

    The door opens, his wife walks in, still wet from the pool. Gary quickly shuts the briefcase lid, as she jumps on him, knocking him to the floor. He’s not in the mood and she can sense something is wrong with him.

     

                          Wife

         (mockingly) Fine lets unpack…

     

    She stands up from the floor disappointedly and opens the new briefcase. Then an explosion goes off leaving a devastating hole in that part of the hotel.

     

    EXT. Hotel – DAY

     

    (Zoom out of the blasted hole and slow motion on different elements from the blast) The blast from the explosion knocks off a three-room hole and there is enough debris to cover the pool. Some witnesses run in distraught expectation while others are immobile with disbelief.

     

     

    EXT. Limo – Day

     

    The Limo is parked in view of the destruction and the scrambling people.

     

     

    INT. Limo – Day

     

    Radio is on in the background talking about the Miami weather “It’s a scorcher today,” says the radio host. He turns the radio off.

             

              Limo Driver

         It’s done.

             

              Creepy invisible voice whispers back

         Good.

     

    He turns the radio back on and it starts playing music that plays while the show’s intro and credits roll.

     

        

    FADE IN:

     

    INT. Restaurant/Bar - Day

     

    The news is on tv in the background showing what the reporter expects to be a terrorist attack on the hotel.

     

     

                            

     

    FADE OUT.

     

     

    END OF ACT 1



    ACT 2