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                                   REMBRANDT
                         They haven't found me yet. What
                         makes you think they will now?

                                   KELLY
                         Aside from the fact that your face
                         is plastered all over the internet,
                         and the fact that we found you
                         without a fraction of the resources
                         they have?
                             (beat)
                         How 'bout the black SUV that's been
                         parked outside your restaurant for
                         the last two days?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What are you talking about?

                                   KELLY
                         Umm... The black SUV that's been
                         parked outside your restaurant for
                         the last two days.
                             (beat)
                         You didn't notice?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I don't usually inventory all of
                         the cars in town.

                                   KELLY
                         Maybe you should.

                                   MICK
                         Point is, they know you're here.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         That doesn't mean that they know
                         where I come from.

                                   MICK
                         How much confidence do you have in
                         whoever faked your papers?

               Remmy doesn't answer that question. He sits down and thinks
               about what he's being told.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I have a life here. How am I
                         supposed to just turn my back on
                         that?

                                   MICK
                         Same way you did before.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I didn't have a choice before. The
                         only reason I got into sliding was
                         because of some freak accident.

                                   MICK
                         I don't know what to tell you.
                             (beat)
                         I'm sorry.

               Still contemplating his situation, Remmy starts to shake his
               head.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Well, don't be. I'm not going.

                                   KELLY
                         Maybe we should have been more
                         blunt. These people killed our
                         parents. They're not tracking you
                         down so they can throw you a party.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I know what you said. I'm just not
                         sure it's worth running. What's the
                         point of living if you're just
                         going to be miserable? I'd rather
                         stand my ground.

                                   KELLY
                         Then I'd spread a tarp first if I
                         were you.

                                   MICK
                         Please think about what you're
                         doing.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I don't need to.
                             (beat)
                         Look, I appreciate what you're
                         trying to do here, but I just don't
                         have it in me. Not again.

                                   KELLY
                         Fine.

               Kelly walks toward the door.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         Can't say we didn't try. 

               Mick doesn't move. He looks down at Remmy.

                                   MICK
                         We don't slide until tomorrow
                         night. We'll be around until then.

               Remmy doesn't respond. Kelly walks out of the apartment.
               After a few seconds, Mick follows her.

               When he is once again alone, Remmy sits back in his chair,
               looking upward.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I can't do this again.
                             (beat)
                         I can't.



               INT. RATTY'S RESTAURANT - MORNING

               The restaurant is closed at the moment. No customers to be
               seen.

               Remmy is standing at the front door, looking out at the black
               SUV. He's got a look of deep concern on his face.

               Behind him, Sam is sitting on one of the bar stools, talking
               on his cell phone.

                                   SAM
                         How much is "a lot"?
                             (beat)
                         Son of a bitch. You're sure?
                             (beat)
                         No. No, don't tell them anything
                         right now. Just give me a few hours
                         to work things out. I'll get back
                         to you.
                             (beat)
                         Yeah. Bye.

               Sam hangs up the phone and remains silent. Remmy eventually
               turns around.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         How long have they been out there?

                                   SAM
                         Hmm?
                             (beat)
                         Oh. I didn't notice them until last
                         night.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         And they were asking about me?

                                   SAM
                         Yeah.

               Remmy doesn't like this at all. 

                                   SAM (CONT'D)
                         You okay? You're not in some kind
                         of trouble, are you? 

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Don't worry about it. I'm fine.
                             (beat)
                         How 'bout you? You look like you're
                         as stressed out as I am.

                                   SAM
                         It's nothing.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         You sure?

               Sam hesitates. He then looks around the restaurant to make
               sure that nobody else is around before he leans in closer to
               Remmy and lowers his voice.

                                   SAM
                         I was thinking about Bryce's kid,
                         Katie.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What about her?

               Sam hesitates again, but finally talks.

                                   SAM
                         About fifteen years ago, right
                         after the mandate went into effect,
                         my brother got sick. It was bad. We
                         couldn't get him to a doctor's
                         office for weeks, and even after we
                         did... The treatment was lousy.
                         There wasn't any medication for
                         them to give him. The more time he
                         spent in the hospital, the more he
                         was exposed to all these things
                         that his body just couldn't fight
                         off anymore.
                             (beat)
                         He was dying, and we couldn't do
                         anything but watch. All thanks to
                         our great leader and her big plans.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What happened?

                                   SAM
                         Eventually, we stopped waiting for
                         the system to take care of us. We
                         got him across the border to Canada
                         and took him to a decent hospital.

               Remmy's starting to get it now.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         That's what you want to do for
                         Katie?

                                   SAM
                         I want to. Things are a little
                         different now. Fifteen years ago,
                         we didn't have salary caps or the
                         kind of taxes we have today. We
                         could save up some money when we
                         needed to.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         How much do we need?

                                   SAM
                         Ten grand, just to get things
                         rolling. That's assuming we can get
                         her over the border.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         That's a lot of money.

                                   SAM
                         I know. 
                             (beat)
                         What else can we do?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Have you mentioned this to Bryce?

                                   SAM
                         Not yet. I wanted to make sure it
                         could happen first.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Okay.
                             (beat)
                         Don't say anything to anyone. We'll
                         work something out.

                                   SAM
                         You have any ideas?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Not yet. But I will. I promise you
                         that.

               Sam nods and then adds.

                                   SAM
                         Assuming the CSF doesn't haul your
                         ass off to prison.

               With a quick smile, Sam walks off, toward the kitchen. Remmy
               turns back to the window.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         It wouldn't be the first time.



               INT. RATTY'S RESTAURANT - LATER

               The restaurant is now open, and CUSTOMERS are scattered
               around the place. 

               Mick and Kelly walk into the restaurant. They scan the
               restaurant as they sit down at the bar.

               Sam approaches them.

                                   SAM
                         What can I get for you folks?

                                   MICK
                         I'll have a water.

                                   KELLY
                         I'm not sure. What's good?

                                   SAM
                         Umm... It's a little early for
                         alcohol, so maybe a soda or iced
                         tea.

                                   KELLY
                         Iced tea sounds refreshing. I'm
                         very hot.

                                   SAM
                         Yeah.
                             (beat)
                         Sure. Yeah. Right. I'm on it. Water
                         and iced tea.

                                   KELLY
                         Thank you.

               Sam heads off to get their drinks.

                                   MICK
                         Why?

                                   KELLY
                         'Cause it's fun.

               Rembrandt walks out of the kitchen carrying a tray. The tray
               has a plate of food on it. As he walks past the bar and adds
               a drink to the tray, he notices Mick and Kelly. 

               Mick smiles politely as Remmy continues on his way to the
               back of the restaurant where a BALDING MAN in a Hawaiian
               shirt is sitting alone, next to a potted plant.

               We STAY ON REMMY as he gives the man his food and drink.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Anything else I can get for you?

                                   BALDING MAN
                         I'm all set. Thanks.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         No problem. Give me a holler if you
                         need anything.

               Remmy takes his tray back to the bar, where Sam is handing
               Mick and Kelly their drinks.

                                   KELLY
                             (to Sam)
                         Thank you.

               Kelly takes a sip.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         That's sweet.

                                   SAM
                         Is that okay?

                                   KELLY
                         Yeah. I like it sweet. 
                             (then)
                         I also like it hard.
                             (beat)
                         I mean, later in the day, when
                         alcohol is called for.

               Mick looks to Rembrandt and give him a "that's my sister"
               expression.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Did you kids need something?

                                   MICK
                         We're just hanging out for a while.
                         There's not a whole lot to do in
                         this town, is there?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         We like it quiet around here.

                                   MICK
                         Yeah.

               Another customer walks to the bar. Sam sees this customer and
               then looks back to Kelly.

                                   SAM
                         Excuse me.

                                   KELLY
                         Yup.

               Sam walks off to take care of the customer, leaving Remmy
               alone with Mick and Kelly.

                                   MICK
                         You don't mind us hanging around,
                         do you?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Not so long as you don't draw too
                         much attention.

                                   KELLY
                         Relax. We're not gonna out anyone.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Thank you.

                                   KELLY
                         But you're still in a heap of
                         trouble with the government types.

               Rembrandt looks out the window.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         They've been sitting outside all
                         day.

                                   KELLY
                         All except one.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What are you talking about?

                                   MICK
                         The guy in back, with the Hawaiian
                         shirt.

               Remmy glances back at the balding man.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What about him?

                                   KELLY
                         Try not to stare. It makes feds
                         uncomfortable.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         What makes you think he's an agent?

                                   MICK
                         We can tell.
                             (beat)
                         Check out the table real quick.
                         Notice anything missing?

               Remmy takes another quick glance back.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         No.

                                   KELLY
                         You sure about that?

               Remmy looks again. This time he spots something.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         The glass. I just brought him a
                         drink.

                                   MICK
                         I'm betting the plant's been
                         freshly watered too.

                                   KELLY
                         He has your prints. He can run them
                         through the system and see if
                         "Maxwell Mallory" really exists.

                                   MICK
                         I'm sorry.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Son of a...
                             (beat)
                         Maybe we can get it back.

                                   KELLY
                         And that wouldn't attract
                         attention? 
                             (beat)
                         Just play it cool for now.
                         As long as Mr. Fashion-Sense is
                         sitting there, he can't run the
                         prints. That gives us time.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Time for what?

                                   MICK
                         Time to get you out of here.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I can't leave.

                                   MICK
                         I'm not sure you have a choice.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Look, I know you kids want to help
                         and all, and I thank you for that,
                         but there are things going on here
                         that you just don't know about.

                                   KELLY
                         Well, "us kids" do know that if
                         you're dragged out of here and
                         dissected by the secret police,
                         you're not doing anyone a whole
                         hella good.

                                   MICK
                         One of us can stay here and keep
                         Agent Obvious distracted while you
                         get out. We can cover your shift if
                         you want.

                                   KELLY
                         We can?

                                   MICK
                         Not like we don't have experience
                         waiting tables.

               Rembrandt thinks this over. He doesn't like it one bit, but
               the more he thinks about it, the more he realizes that he
               doesn't have a choice.

               Reluctantly, he gives in.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Fine. But I still have things that
                         need taking care of.

                                   MICK
                         Maybe we can help with that too.
                             (beat, then to Kelly)
                         Who stays behind?

                                   KELLY
                         Not--

               Sam walks back to the group, having taken care of his
               customer. When Kelly spots him again, her attitude changes.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         --Me. I'll stay.

                                   MICK
                         Remember, you're on the job here.

                                   KELLY
                         I got it covered. You crazy kids
                         have fun now.

                                   REMBRANDT
                             (to Sam)
                         Listen, I have to take off for a
                         while. Kelly here's gonna stay
                         behind to help out.

                                   SAM
                         What? But what about--

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I know. I'm gonna take care of
                         that. I just need to get out of
                         here before more men start asking
                         questions about me.

                                   SAM
                         You in trouble?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Son, I'm always in trouble.

                                   SAM
                         Can I help?

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Just hang out here for a while.
                         I'll get in touch when I have a
                         plan.

               Sam nods.

                                   REMBRANDT (CONT'D)
                             (to Mick)
                         Through the kitchen.

               Before they head off Kelly grabs Mick's arm.

                                   KELLY
                         If something happens, slide without
                         me.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         I hate it when people say that.

               Remmy heads toward the kitchen, trying to look natural.

               Mick shakes his head at Kelly.

                                   MICK
                         You know we're not gonna do that.

               Mick says nothing else. He just follows Remmy through the
               kitchen.

               Once Kelly and Sam are alone, she smiles to him.

                                   SAM
                         What's this all about?

                                   KELLY
                             (sarcastically)
                         We're travellers from another
                         dimension, trying to evade the law
                         while waiting for the right moment
                         to activate the vortex which will
                         lead us back to our home planet.

                                   SAM
                         Oh.
                             (beat)
                         How's that working out for you?

               Kelly pulls back her hair, tying it into a ponytail.

                                   KELLY
                         So far? Not well.

               She grabs a tray from the bar and walks toward the balding
               man in the Hawaiian shirt.

               As she nears him, she smiles pleasantly.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         Is there anything else I can get
                         for you, sir?

                                   BALDING MAN
                         I'm already being helped, thanks.

                                   KELLY
                         Oh... Max went on break, so I'm
                         gonna be your waitress for now. My
                         name's Belinda. 

               The balding man looks past Kelly.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         Where did he go?

                                   KELLY
                         Who?

                                   BALDING MAN
                         My waiter. 

                                   KELLY
                             (shrugs)
                         Probably out back to grab a smoke.

               She sits down across from the balding man.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         Don't worry. He'll be back.
                             (beat)
                         I keep telling him that he needs to
                         cut down on those cigarettes.
                         Especially since they're, y'know,
                         illegal and all. He's just a big
                         ol' addict, I guess. Boy will he be
                         upset when he gets the cancer.



               EXT. ALLEY BEHIND RATTY'S - DAY

               Remmy walks out of the restaurant. Mick isn't far behind. He
               follows Remmy down the alley.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         We'll go this way. It'll be easier
                         to avoid the car out front.

                                   MICK
                         Lead on, Cryin' Man.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         Don't call me that.

                                   MICK
                         Isn't that who you are? On your
                         world, I mean.

                                   REMBRANDT
                         That was another life.

                                   MICK
                         You only get one life.



               INT. RATTY'S RESTAURANT - DAY

               Kelly is still sitting at the table with the balding man.

                                   KELLY
                         You remind me of someone. I can't
                         quite place it though.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         Shouldn't he be back by now?

                                   KELLY
                         He's from a TV show, I think.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         How long do his breaks normally
                         take?

                                   KELLY
                         It's dead in here. He could be gone
                         for a while.
                             (beat)
                         I wanna say that guy from McGyver,
                         but that's not it.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         What did you say your name was
                         again?

                                   KELLY
                         Belinda.

               The balding man takes out a badge and shows it to her.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         Belinda, could I see your driver's
                         license and ERC?

               Kelly looks at the badge and he face drops. All part of the
               act.

                                   KELLY
                         You're an agent?
                             (beat)
                         Crap.

                                   BALDING MAN
                         I need to see them now.

               Kelly stands up.

                                   KELLY
                         Right. Sure.

               She pulls an ID out of her pocket and hands it to him.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         I don't have my Employee
                         Registration Card though. I sent
                         away for it, I swear. It just
                         hasn't gotten back to me yet.
                             (beat)
                         I just started.

               The balding man looks over her fake ID, which has the Belinda
               name on it.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         I completely intend to pay my
                         eighty-five percent. Honest.

               Sam walks up to the table.

                                   SAM
                         Is something wrong here?

                                   BALDING MAN
                         I need to speak to your boss.

                                   SAM
                         Chris? He doesn't get in for
                         another two hours. 

                                   BALDING MAN
                         Then, how about Maxwell Mallory?

                                   SAM
                         I think he went out for a smoke.
                             (then, to Kelly)
                         Isn't that what he said, Belinda?

                                   KELLY
                         That is what he said.

               The balding man takes out his cell phone.

               Kelly and Sam look at each other, not sure what to do next.
               Kelly then turns back to the man who is dialing and putting
               the phone to his ear.

                                   KELLY (CONT'D)
                         Is that the new Motorola? I heard
                         the camera's wicked on that one.



               EXT. ALLEY BEHIND RATTY'S - DAY

               Remmy and Mick reach the end of the alley and are about to
               step into the street when a black SUV cuts them off.

                                   MICK
                         Other way!

                                   REMBRANDT
                         You think?

               They start to run in the other direction. The SUV turns down
               the alley and follows them.

               As they run, Remmy grabs some garbage cans and throws them in
               the SUV's path. The SUV swerves to avoid them.

                                   REMBRANDT (CONT'D)
                         Turn right at the end of the alley.

               As they reach the other end of the alley, they turn right and
               keep running. The SUV is not far behind.
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