Ancient Souls - Episode 6 Script created with Final Draft by Final Draft, Inc.
By: Bojan Letic
STORY BY: Bojan Letic
INT. RUNDOWN WAREHOUSE - DAY
The warehouse is decrepid. A wasteful place. Dark, slimy and
rain pours inside through large cracks in the Ceiling.
Suddenly a Man jumps out. Slams into the wall and recharges
am M-16 he's got with him. He mumbles Unintelligibly. His
name is Slusco.
...where are you you Son of a
He moves off the wall, towards another room.
INT. REC ROOM - DAY
Slusco inched towards the center of the room. Slowly.
Carefully. Something makes him jump. He points his gun.
It's one of his Friends, Anderson. Slusco motions to Anderson
to follow him.
Somewhere in the other rooms, gunfire, then loud screams
echo. Startled, Slusco and Anderson creep into a little
They arrive at a T-Section. Slusco takes cover behind a Wall.
Anderson moves into the Hallway.
As Anderson stops, he is shot through the legs. Slusco blind
fires, then bolts when he's out of ammo.
INT. BUILDING STAIRS
Slusco bolts down the stairs, faster than water downhill.
INT. 1ST FLOOR WAITING HALL
He's almost made it out the door. He gets within three feet,
when -- a gun on the back of his head stops him dead cold.
A hand pulls him back to reveal -- Laura Hunter staring at
him. Dumann comes running towards them.
No what? What were you doing there
Slusco? That is your real name i
No...it's Andy. We weren't doing
So why are we here then? Why is
half of the San Francisco Police
Department here? To buy you Coffee?
Dumann arrives. He shows Laura an Evidence Bag. It's got some
What's this? Nothing illegal i
Dumann takes out his cuffs, then cuffs Slusco. Slusco resists
at first, then stops.
Captain wants to see us. Well, he
wants to see you.
What? Shut up!
INT. REC ROOM
The police have arrived. They set up yellow tapes.
Investigators are all over the scene. Laura and Dumann walk
in. Dumann hands Slusco over to another Detective, who takes
Laura Crosses under the Yellow tape. Chief Barton is looking
at some Files.
What the hell do you think you're
doing? Walzing all over here, not
giving a damn about your Team
We got the suspect.
Why didn't you get shot? It would
have made my job that much easier.
I'll try next time.
We got something. Remember that Two
Bit thug from the Jewel Robbery. I
don't remember his name.
Brista! Yeah i do.
Well, he got into it again. This
time with some Chinese Gangsters.
Stole Fifteen Thousand Dollars
worth of Jewels from them.
Any leads on where he is?
No. Last time he was spotted was a
week ago. Down on Haight and
Most likely was selling them there.
You have to go and find him.
Otherwise there will be war on the
EXT. APARTMENTS - DAY
Laura's car comes to a stop. She and Dumann get out. There's
police tape blocking of the entrance to the building.
Detectives Hunter and Dumann.
A cop takes a look on a clipboard, then waves them through.
They are waiting for you on the
second Floor. Apartment 17.
Laura and Dumann disappear through the door.
INT. SECOND FLOOR - APARTMENT 17
The apartment is thrashed. Everything that should be standing
upright, isn't. Broken stuff lies on the ground. Laura
casually scans the area.
Signs of a big Struggle. But what
Think it was Brista?
He's certainly one of the few who
could do this. And besides, he's
got the diamonds.
She goes into the bathroom. Dumann follows.
The ground is covered in blood. Two crime scene investigators
are checking for finger prints.
So, what happened here.
Well, there was a big fight, is
what it looks like happened. Most
likely, the assailant got away with
whatever it was he wanted.
Can you tell how many guys?
Judging from these prints they left
behind, two, not more that three.
Do you have the victim's name?
Larry Bodine. Thirty-Nine years
old. Married. Three Children.
Criminal Investigator. Also had his
own Trading Company. His head was
beaten in on the toilet bowl.
What about his family? Any names?
(flips through notebook)
His wife is Rory Bodine. She works
at the Law Firm Downtown, Johnson &
And their Home Address?
Laura takes a look at the body. His wallet is still there.
She sribbles some notes.
Last House on the Red Rock Way.
She writes it down.
Alright Detective Albertos. We'll
be in touch if we need anything
Ok. You know where we are.
EXT. JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM - DAY
Laura's car pulls up to the front of the building. Laura and
Dumann get out. They make their way to the front door.
Hey Hunter. Tell me if this looks
He fixes his collar up. Laura looks at him, feeling
Shut up. We got to talk with the
Well, how about a kiss then.
I will kiss a dead Rat before i
kiss you. How's that for a kiss?
Dumann opens the door for Laura. She enters, Dumann Follows.
INT. JOHNSON & ASSOCIATES LAW FIRM
The elevator bell dings. The doors open. Laura and Dumann get
out. The sign reads Second Floor. Dumann looks around. It's
desk and Cubicle filled next to each other. Dumann freaks.
Oh god. We'll never find her.
Have faith, you Five Dollar Bill
worth. She said on the West End.
INT. LAW OFFICE - CUBICLE 257
Rory Bodine works quietly on her computer. Typing documents
into the Computer. She's pretty sad, since her Husband got
killed. She doesn't hear Laura and Dumann approach.
(Knocks on Cubicle)
Rory turns around in her chair. Her eyes are red, probably
from lots of crying. She speaks in a crackled voice.
Yes? Who wants to know?
Detectives Hunter and Dumann.
They both flash their Badges. Rory doesn't even look at them.
She merely gives them a flash. A tired flash.
Oh...i've already told all that i
had the strength for.
Just a couple of questions. That's
Rory gets up and brings a chair. Laura pushes Dumann, who
stumbles over to Rory and brings another chair. Setting it
down, he is beaten to it by Laura. He sits in the other.
Ok...do you have a boyfriend yet?
Laura slaps him on the chest. Backhanded. Dumann whinces.
Rory didn't hear his question, as she's still rifling through
I hope you don't mind me working
while you ask questions. I'm on a
No...not at all.
Would you like something to drink?
Coffee, if you have it.
Sure. The same thing.
Rory picks up the Phone, dials, then tells the Secretary.
That's perfectly fine. Miss Bodine.
Where were you at the time of the
I was at work. Here.
Do you know any reason why your
Husband would want to drive across
town to the Apartments?
No. As far as i know, he didn't
have anybody he knew there. But
then again, we didn't really bother
each other with that. They're his
friends. Mine are mine.
Ok. What about any enemies? Did he
have a bad scrape with anybody?
Neighbor? (Scoffs) Cop? Anybody?
There was a man, kept coming from
time to time. One time they had a
short scuffle, but since then they
were fine. At that time i thought
nothing of it. He kept assuring me
it's just one of his Army buddies.
Did he mention any names?
The secretary enters the cubicle. She's got her hands full
with the coffee on a tray, and papers in her other hand.
Dumann and Laura drink some of it.
Not that man's name. He mentioned
some guy named Andy. It's when he
went to pick his fishing gear up.
It could very well have been that
man. I never saw that Andy.
How long ago was that?
About two months ago. (Thinks)
yeah, something like that.
Do you know Andy's address?
It's somewhere in the Marina
District. Uhhh...Beach Lane...or
Your husband's wallet was still
with him, so we know it's not just
a petty thief.
You have identified your Husband's
(Starts to cry a little)
(Wipes the tears off)
It's ok. Miss Bodine.
They get up in unison.
Miss Bodine, here is my card. If
you have any more questions, or
remember anything. Give us a call.
Ok. I will.
EXT. MARINA DISTRICT - DAY
Laura and Dumann are in the Street. Looking around. Kids play
on the street. Parents watch them from the doors and windows.
Dumann stops by a skinny, Sixties Era guy. The guy is just
about to light a Joint. Laura sees, then advances towards
him. She shows her Badge. Dumann too.
Dumann interjects her.
No. It's okay. It's okay.
He turns to the man, who hides the joint in his Pocket.
What are you doing?
I saw something in your hand. What
Nothing. Piece of paper.
Uuuuh...new Girlfriend's Address.
I don't think so. But listen. I
need to know who this guys Andy is.
He supposedly lives around here.
I don't know any andy.
Look, what do you want? I know you
know him. Don't tell me you don't.
You want more of the stuff you're
Smoking? I can get it for you.
Laura stares at Dumann. She moves closer.
What are you doing?
(To Sixties Man)
So, what's it going to be?
The Sixties Man loves the Idea.
I do know an Andy as a matter of
fact. He lives in the Building
across the street. Two floors up.
Dumann writes the information down. He winks to the man.
Thanks. Here's a card of one of my
friends at the Department. Tell him
i sent you, he'll hook you up.
Don't worry. He's legit.
Dumann pulls Laura by the sleeve. Laura stares at the Man,
then at Dumann.
Have you gone crazy, you Idiot?
You offer him Marijuana for
Information. Only an Idiot like you
They enter the Apartment Building.
Laura and Dumann knock on the Door Number Four Fifteen. After
a moment, a man opens.
He stares at Laura. She stares back, then flashes her Badge.
What are you looking at? Jail time.
Who are you?
Detectives Hunter and Dumann. We're
here to ask you some questions.
Is a Mr. Andy here?
I'm Andy. What do you want?
Where have you been two days ago at
approximately 12 P.M?
I was at my sister's house. Moving
in. Call and Confirm.
Do you have her number?
Yeah. 555-7676. What is this about?
Two days ago, a man named Larry
Bodine was killed. His head was
beaten on the Toilet Bowl. We have
made connections, linking him and
Wow, what a way to go? I know him.
Sold him fishing gear, hunting
stuff. That's all. But i didn't
kill him if that's what you're
Were you having problems with each
No. But he did sometimes work with
a man, i don't know his name. He's
a real violent man. He supposedly
works theft most of the time. His
name might be dreser or something.
Could it be Dresden?
Yeah, yeah, that's it. Have you
heard of him?
I might have. In any case, i'm
after him. Did you hear anything
more about Mr. Bodine?
No. That's pretty much it.
Andy swallows pretty hard. Dumann notices, but doesn't say
anything. Andy looks at him, suspiciously.
Well, if you change your mind and
you do want to speak to us. Here's
my card and number.
She hands him her Card. Andy takes it, looks it over and
pockets it. Laura and Dumann leave.
Laura and Dumann get into the car.
Dumann turns the radio on and then the volume. Laura lowers
Not now. I have to think.
Oh come on. Will you give me a kiss
Why don't you kiss my ass?
Take off your pants. Come on.
Laura disregards the answer. She's in deep thought.
Did it seem to you like there's
more to Andy than we saw?
I don't know. He had a funny tone.
Let's go home.
Don't be thinking anything strange.
I go to my home, you to yours.
EXT. FULTON STREET - ANNIE'S HOT DOGS & PRETZELS - DAY
Traffic is backed up. All lanes are taken up. Drivers are
honking. Laura is waiting by the Hot Dog stand. She pays and
the man hands her one.
Thanks. You know, i haven't had one
of these in a long time.
She takes a bite and walks to a chair. She stops in the
middle, walks back and orders Two more. Then she sits on the
chair and watches the Traffic and Passersby.
An Elderly man, in his late Seventies, takes a seat next to
her. Laura smiles at him. He takes his hat off.
It's painful to watch such a young
life poisoned with Hot Dogs.
Laura looks at him then at the Hot Dog. She looks back at the
Do you want one?
No, i don't eat that Stuff. I have
tried it...once. Back in 1918. I
was only Six. My mother found out,
and the rest i don't have to tell
I hear they are the best here.
You're here for something else,
To think. Sit, relax and think
Somewhat like that.
The man you're looking for? What
did he do?
Curious, laura moves closer to the man.
Who told you about that?
It's ok. The man you're looking
for, Dresden Brista? He's down at
the Marina. He works there. It is
believed he killed Four men down
Laura leans back.
Well, Brista or No Brista. I'm off
duty. But this Hotdog isn't gonna
The cook brings laura her other dog.
Off the corner of her eye, she spots Dumann, getting into his
car with a Woman. They drive by the Hot Dog Stand, where
It's marvelous, how much you care
about your job.
I do. I do. But this (Shows him the
Hot Dog) is my job now.
Then i'll not bother you anymore.
Laura kindly nods to him.
INT. SAN FRANCISCO POLICE DEPARTMENT - DAY
Barton comes to Laura's desk.
Hunter. We have some new leads. Go
find out what you can.
Why don't you send Dumann?
He's not here. And this is your
Damn it. Give me the Files.
She reluctantly takes the files.
EXT. TURK STREET - DAY
Laura stops behind a man. The man is watering plants. He
turns up the water pressure.
Yes. You looking for something?
Laura flashes her badge. The man glances at it,
You won't find it here.
Where could i find Mr. Larry
Bodine's friend. The one who sold
him a car, a few months ago?
Certainly not here. Do i have a Car
Lot here? No, so you can go now.
The man turns off the water. He folds the hose, then takes a
hand shovel. He begins rifling through a bag. He finds little
bags of seeds. He places them on the table.
I'm gonna have to book you then.
Accomplice to murder.
The man takes a pot, it has a big purple bush of flowers. He
carefully moves the flowers around, planting them into
another, much bigger pot.
Sure. Then you can let me go, once
we're at the station.
What's that supposed to mean?
I didn't do nothing wrong, man. You
always pick innocent people like
Only if they're guilty. I think you
had a motive. You sold the car, he
didn't have money to pay you, you
break his head in two.
No, he paid me alright. But there
was something else. There was a guy
that came here some Four or Five
days after i sold the car. He
demanded that i take the car back
and sell it to him.
What did he look like?
Short. Stocky. He spoke with a very
Anything else he wanted? How does
he know you and Mr. Bodine?
Business mostly. We sell him
discounted stuff. Under the radar.
Nothing Illegal of course.
After the man left, and he left
furiously, another one showed up.
This one was quick to anger, when i
said the car was sold. It was only
after that when i learned that i
sold a collectible car worth
He plants he last flower, then puts the pot in his green
house. He closes the door. Laura is jotting down notes.
Can't take it back now.
Any idea where this man lives?
No. Saw him a couple of times.
Didn't leave a name or address.
INT. SECOND FLOOR - APARTMENT 17
Laura is in the crime scene again. She's writing on her
notepad. Dumann walks in, startles her. She elbows him, and
What's wrong with you, you Idiot?
I need some lovin from you, sexy
Dumann puts his arm around her shoulders. Laura throws it
Look. Brista is Knee Deep in this.
I talked to some guy today. Barton
gave me a lead. The guy said
Brista, he didn't use the name but
i knew. He said Brista came to him
a few days after he sold some car
and that Brista demanded the return
of the car, so it can be sold to
You mean the old rustic thing he
sold? I drove by that day with my
girl. That thing looked lots better
than this guy here.
The old rustic thing happens to be
Laura bends down and inspects something.
Look at this.
Dumann catches a glimpse of her Butt. He continues staring.
She picks up a blood stained card. It reads: FULLER EXPORTS.
I wonder why he would have this
Maybe they were doing some kind of
business. Away from Society's eyes.
Maybe. But, why exports?
INT. FULLER EXPORTS - DAY
In the waiting hall, Laura and Dumann wait for somebody.
Laura picks up a magazine and shuffles the pages. She stops
on an Perfume Ad. Dumann messes with the soda machine. It
eats his money every time he puts money in.
Irritated, he gets a soda and chips. He sits next to Laura,
opens the Chips and Soda, then offers to Laura. She declines
I hope you die from that stuff.
Not in a million years.
Yeah, we'll see.
An Assistant opens the Waiting Room door. She stands on the
side, allowing guests to pass.
Detectives Hunter and Dumann. Mr.
Wallace is ready to speak with you.
Laura and Dumann get up. Dumann makes note to offer again.
Laura pushes it off.
Stop. I don't want a Heart Attack.
They disappear through the door. The Assistant closes the
INT. WALLACE'S OFFICE
Wallace is waiting for them. He smiles professionally, as he
shakes hands with Laura and Dumann. He motions them to sit.
Welcome to my Company, Detectives.
How can i help you?
We need to find out about Mr. Larry
Bodine. We hear that he was in good
Business Relations with you.
Yes. We did some business in early
80. Then business picked up Three
Years ago again. Business was
Dumann shifts in his chair. He leans forward.
Why would he break off with you for
Six Years? You said business was
Supposedly it was something about
his wife. She was sick, or
something. He needed time off. I
told him to come back whenever he
wanted to do business again.
What about any other business
I have many others.
How about Dresden Brista?
I don't work with criminals
anymore. I learned that lesson the
hard way. If i ever get my hands on
He and some guy named Pimentel came
to me Four years ago. Did some
deals. One the last deal, something
went wrong and they stiffed me out
of almost Three Hundred Thousand.
Do you think Brista might have a
motive to kill your Partner?
Oh yeah. Brista always has a
different agenda. But coupled with
his hatred of Brock, from the
fishing shop, he's liable to kill
many. I'm surprised he hasn't
killed anybody yet.
Who is Brock?
Former partner in crime. He did
some time. Ratted Brista and
Pimentel out. Now he has his own
INT. LAURA'S HOUSE - DAY
Laura is in the kitchen. She's cooking and baking. Dumann is
in the Living Room. He's fiddling with the Remote.
But nothing's 100 percent. It's
Is that why you're a gambling
Take the plunge, admit your
mistakes, move on to tomorrow.
You're a freak anyway. Why deny the
truth any longer?
Your eyes are puffy. Did you take
It's none of your business. But you
smell like an armpit. And why are
you at my house?
You invited people over to watch
the big game.
I didn't realize i had to suck up
INT. POLICE DEPARTMENT - COPY ROOM
Dumann makes his way in the semi full hallway past rack after
rack of files and folders. Ahead of him we see the flashing
green light of a Xerox machine.
INT. COPY ROOM
The light goes off. Laura leans over the machine, bangs on
Are you done. I gotta scan my ass.
Got some ladies waiting.
Surprised, Laura turns to Dumann.
What are you doing here, Dumann?
I got to scan some files. What did
My last file is in there. The
goddamn machine jammed.
Lift up the Front Feed cover. Then
look past the Side Winder....
Don't overwhelm me with details,
you know how I hate that. Get it
I thought you did.
You really are asking to get
killed. Aren't you?
I'm asking for a date. Long time
She turns and leaves.
And fix the goddamn machine.
EXT. BROCK'S FISH & ACCESSORIES - DAY
Laura and Dumann are at the foot of the door. It's closed.
Laura knocks. No answer. She knocks again. No answer.
She looks at Dumann. Dumann rings the bell. A face appears.
The man sees the flashing Badges. He suddenly bolts.
Go that way. Hurry.
Laura takes the left path. Dumann the right.
As Laura runs along the side of the House, there is Clanging
inside the House. She slows at each Window, covering herself.
Dumann runs, then jumps over an overturned thrash can. He
comes to an open door. From the distant end of the store,
somebody shoots. Dumann shoots back.
Laura hears the shots. She runs faster, drawing her gun.
Dumann! What the Hell?
Dumann has come to the distant corner. Nobody is there. On
the other side, Laura turns up. They're both out of breath.
A man jumps over a fence. Dumann shoots and catches him in
the leg. The man falls against the Fence. Laura and Dumann
run to him.
(Out of Breath)
Alright. LAPD! Put your hands up.
Fis your leg. And come with us.
What were you doing here?
I ain't telling you a damn thing.
You better tell me something, or
your leg will never heal. What is
The man resists for a long moment. Laura stares into his
Brock Wilson. I run....it's My
Yeah....why'd You run, Brock?
Got to take a leak.
With a gun in your hand?
It's California. People around here
call it KillerFornia!
Dumann looks unfazed by Brock's comments.
You sell Fishing Rods?
Fishing Accessories. And Hunting
Ok. Was there recently a man named
Andy or Larry Bodine here?
No, mostly locals here.
Man, (Pulls her gun on him), tell
Brock grips his leg. He winces a little. Dumann kneels beside
him, then takes a look at the wound.
Don't worry. It'll be fine. Go on.
After Dresden Brista came to my
store, Larry Bodine came with a
proposal. Now, since i make all my
Rods, he suggested to produce
hollow rods. It cut down on the
weight of the rod drastically.
Business picked up. Few months
later, Bodine comes to me and Buys
Ten of them.
Now, i figure this guy's not a
sports fisher. He ain't gonna use
all them sticks. He tells me then
that a business propsition is being
called up. We can use the rods to
smuggle Cocaine and Gold. Initially
they started pushing diamonds too.
Nobody ever caught on. Brista was
the mastermind. Bodine wanted out,
but Brista had more plans for him.
Bodine declned, and Brista killed
What about Pimentel?
Afraid that their Deal was gonna
push into Pimentel's territory,
they started paying him Heavy
Royalties. They knew Pimentel's not
one to mess with.
Why didn't anybody report it?
And bring the whole thing out on
the streets? Half the SFPD force is
in on it. How do you think the cops
didn't find out?
God Damn. You really fooled all of
us. Where is Brista now?
He fled the scene. Nobody knows
where he is now.
Laura picks Brock up by his arm. Dumann helps her.
Ok, you're under arrest. I don't
have time for your rights. But you
already know them.
INT. POLICE DEPARTMENT - LOCKUP
Brock's cell door closes shut. Brock stands there. Silent.
The other inmates call him names, harrass him. Some give
posotive comments. Laura stands at the entrance door, signing
a document. Dumann leaves Brock's door. He passes the Sixties
Man. The man recognizes him.
More of the good stuff here, my
ass. You liar. They locked me up as
soon as i got here. You listening
to me? I will get you. As God is my
witness, i will get you.
Dumann closes the door to the Cell Block.
END OF EPISODE
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