The Evil That Men Do (aka Evil Leaper
Part II: Return)
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The Evil That Men Do
October 9, 1957
Written by: Richard C. Okie
Executive Producer: Donald P. Bellisario
Chas. Floyd Johnson
Richard C. Okie
Producer: Robin Jill Bernheim
Written: January 8, 1993
Revised: January 12, 1993 & January 13, 1993
QUANTUM LEAP IN
EXT. BACK ROAD - QUARRY AREA - DAY
The Quantum blue light congeals and we are....
He's spread-eagled on the hood of a '49 Dodge Coupe, speeding at sixty m.p.h. plus,
clinging to the windshield wipers for dear life, dressed in a black T-shirt, black
peggers, and old-fashioned black high-top Connies. Oddly enough, the outfit is
topped off with a red hood which covers the top half of his face, and a red cape that
whips around him in the wind.
HIGH ANGLE - THE DODGE AND A '57 CHEVY CONVERTIBLE
The cars are playing "chicken," fast approaching a spot where the road gives
out. He is indeed clinging prone to one of their hoods.
SMASH CUT TO MAIN TITLES
END OF TEASER
WIDE ANGLE - THE FIGHT
EXT. QUARRY - RACING AREA - DAY - CONTINUOUS
The cars continue down their ill-fated course toward a makeshift chalk line near a cliff,
Sam still riding the hood. Half a dozen college guys dressed in distinctive
fraternity garb react as they watch.
INT. DODGE - ON JERRY DAVIES, THE DRIVER
A baby faced college kid, he stares at Sam's face through the windshield. He's
finally computing the reality of Sam's presence. He panics and hits the brakes.
WIDE ON SCENE
Fortunately for Sam, the soft dirt slows the car's deceleration as the car begins to spin
out. Sam hangs on as the car fishtails and slows down, finally spilling him off the
hood and into the bushes. The Chevy slows to a more controlled stop. The
fraternity guys sprint up, trailed by their ladies.
ON THE BUSHES
Sam climbs out, bleary-eyed and bruised, scratched and dirty but otherwise unharmed.
He finds himself grabbed and thrown toward the car by the Chevy's driver, the leader
of the fraternity brothers, MIKE HAMMOND: cocky, athletic, and handsome.
Just what the hell kind of stunt
FRANK PABST, Hammond's second-in-command jeers....
Must've landed on his head. Lucky
You better leave him alone.
ANGLE TO INCLUDE JERRY
He climbs from the diver's seat.
Shut up, pledge.
Don't you get it?
You're the Midnight Marauder,
You better let us go.
You're not going anywhere, Arnold.
Mike reaches off and pulls off Sam's mask before Sam can stop him.
How do you know my name?
Everyone knows your name, weenie.
And you just screwed up a Chi Kappa
He was trying to save my life.
That's right. He could have been
We've been hazing pledges since
before you were born, spazz, and we
haven't lost one yet.
There's a first time for
Yeah, well here's a first for you.
Mike rears back to take a big swing at Sam and....
Mike gets in the first punch, then Jerry jumps to Sam's aid and the battle is on.
Jerry's glasses get knocked off and trampled. Sam surprises the attackers with
a couple of powerful punches but before the fight can get rocking, a siren burps from
OFFICER MILLER'S VOICE
Enough of that, alla'ya! Let's
break it up!
NEW ANGLE - NORTH FALLS, N.Y. POLICE CRUISER - OFCR. MIKE MILLER
A grizzled cop of Irish descent, he climbs from his car slapping a billy club into the
palm of one huge hand. The college kids grudgingly break off.
Shame on all of you. Now who
wants to explain what's going on?
The frat guys grumble and say nothing. Sam bravely steps forward. Miller takes
in Sam's outfit.
And you are you? A refugee from
It was a fraternity initiation. A
hazing. They were having a
(cuts him off)
...picnic! A fried chicken box
social. Right everyone?
Ad-lib agreement from all the bystanders. Miller doesn't buy it.
Well you can thank God I didn't
catch you racing these crates or
you'd all be bunking in jail
tonight. As it is, I'll need your
names for your Dean of Discipline.
So let's start with you, Superman.
Ahhh, my name's Arnold.
Sam is at a loss. What is his name?
Arnold...The Midnight Marauder.
Everyone knows me...I guess.
He's Arnold Watkins.
As the frat boys snicker, we....
EXT. CAMPUS - EASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY - DAY - STOCK
A pretty New England-style college, with grassy quads. Late sun turns the sugar
maples to fire.
SAM'S VOICE OVER
College is wasted on the young. I
mean, think of it. A four year
license to learn and have fun,
without the pressures of work and
So how do most kids manage to mess
INT. DORM ROOM - NIGHT
Keys rattle in the lock, then the door opens and Sam tumbles in. The dorm is a
typical Freshman mess. He slams the door behind him and leans on it. Peace at
ADJUST TO INCLUDE AL
Sam jumps, then gazes at his hologram.
Of course it's me.
No, I mean the cape. It's you.
Embarrassed, Sam remembers and pulls off the cape. He puts it on a bunk.
You sure took your time.
Hey, it took me a while to calm
down your compadre in the Waiting
Room. He's really something.
'The Midnight Marauder.' Devender
of the Faith, Protector of the
Innocent, El Whacko Complete-O.
Leave me alone so I can get some
You may not have time. In the
original history, Arnold and Jerry
both died when Arnold tried to stop
the chicken race. You saved them
both. So hold onto your hat. Er,
hood. Er, cape. Whatever.
But if that was the whole problem,
why didn't I leap as soon as the
Or at least when the cop showed up
to keep everything under control.
You're just full of good
Al. Please. I'm so beat, even
my hair hurts. Would you have
Ziggy speed things up so I can
either get out of here or get some
Okay, okay, sorry, you're
absolutely right. I'm out of here.
But before he can leave....
THE DOOR OPENS
SHOT - SAM SEES ARNOLD WATKINS
and in strides JACK SWENSON, Arnold's roommate. He's handsome and headstrong, and he
has a few books under his well-dressed arm, along with a new issue of
Oh. Uh. Hi.
Jack doesn't answer. He drops his books, flips to the centerfold and opens it out.
Al leans over for a peek and sighs.
So where've you been?
Me? Oh. Uh....
Al gestures "no," to Sam.
Shhh! He's pledging the
fraternity you just...annoyed.
Uh...I was at the library.
He checks out Sam's dusty outfit.
Library closed an hour ago.
Of course. And so, I
Jogging. You know, running.
Jack crosses to the bunk. He grabs Sam's cape and unfurls it. Sam looks
And what would this be?
That's his blankie.
Chi Kappa Delta was out at Road's
End tonight. They were initiating
a couple of new pledges. Word's
all over campus you broke it up,
Jack has moved in on Sam, who's holding his ground.
Okay. I was there.
He looks as though he's going to shove Sam up against the wall. Instead, he turns
and paces angrily.
Mike Hammond called me ten minutes
ago. He said they weren't sure
they wanted to pledge anyone with
such a monumental jerk for a
Why would youwant to pledge a
fraternity full of total idiots?
Full of what?
Al winces, checks the handlink.
Oooooh, wrong thing to say, Sam.
His dad was a Chi Kappa Delta
(they back up further)
And his granddad....
...and his great granddad was a
Look, Arnold. At first it was
funny, you prancing around in this
cape and playing Erroll Flynn. You
were a joke. We all laughed.
But it's not funny anymore. And if
you don't stop pulling these loony
stunts, you're gonna get yourself
hurt. Or worse.
Jack turns and slams out the door. Sam releases a sigh of tension and drops into an
old overstuffed armchair.
Well, you showed him a thing or
I blew it.
No, you didn't. Jack has been
bullying Arnold all semester.
Copying his assignments, making him
do his laundry...Jack's mother
won't even do Jack's laundry.
Is that why I'm here? To make
Jack learn how to fluff and fold?
We're not sure. But try not to
lift your leg on his family tree
Why should I worry about him? I'm
the infamous 'Midnight Marauder.'
Are you kidding? Take a look.
Al points to the back of the door, where a mirror is mounted. Sam rises and moves to
it to see....
Seventeen, pimply, all of a hundred forty-five pounds. Definitely not the super hero
type. Arnold's lips move as Sam says....
That's the Midnight Marauder?
Yup. PeeWee Herman in a cape.
Sam growls, turns away and we....
Sam moves around the room, checking the place. Arnold's desk is buried in books and
Scholarship student, taking a
double load of credits....
...favorite subject Astronomy....
How'd you know?
Sam grins and holds up a sprial notebook scrawled with formulae.
Because The Midnight Marauder sees
Your mind has psycho-syndergized
with the Midnight's Avenger's.
No, it hasn't. I'm fine.
Look, for whatever reason, this kidd
likes to put on tights and run
around all night pulling crazy
stunts as Captain Do-Good.
After today's little stunt, I'm
surprised he hasn't gotten killed.
That's what's so amazing. Arnold's
like some kind of a walking
miracle. Last week on a rainy
night he ran in front of a
...and saved a fetching young co-ed
from certain death!
The driver swore he hit him. But
when he ran back, there was Arnold,
comforting the girl and giving the
guy hell fo driving so fast.
There wasn't a scratch on him.
Sam takes this in.
Well I hope his luck holds up.
'Cause now I've got a whole
fraternity with hot rods gunning
On Al's reaction....
HAMMOND AND FRANK PABST
EXT. CAMPUS - NEXT MORNING - STOCK
The sun filters down on students dressed for fall weather.
Hey Arnold! Arnold Watkins!
EXT. CLASSROOM BUILDING - CONTINUOUS - DAY
Sam is just rounding the corner of the Astronomy building. He turns at the sound of
Jerry's call. Jerry runs up, his glasses taped together at the ear piece.
I just wanted to thank you again.
TRACK WITH THEM
as they walk toawrd the steps, Jerry following Sam eagerly.
I can't. I did a lot of thinking
last night. I don't even kwow why
I wanted to pledge Chi Kappa. I
withdrew my application.
I also made sure you got the credit
Look, Jerry, Arn...I don't want
credit. That's why I wear the
I just did what anybody would have
Juping on the hood of a car at the
start of a race? You did what
nobody had the guts to do. And
I'm alive to prove it.
I'm really grateful.
It's a nice moment. Hold it, then hear....
Hey fruit loop, where's your
Sam and Jerry look off to....
Dressed in their frat jackets, they menacingly block the path before Sam and Jerry.
Lurking in the b.g. off to the side, are two coeds, apparently their girlfriends.
Sam musters his bravado. To Mike....
Excuse us. We're going to be late
Sam starts to walk past but Mike slides into his way. Sam steps back. Mike
throws a copy of the caumpus newspaper toward Sam, who catches it and opens it.
Read it and weep, Spazz.
INTERCUT INSERT - THE "EASTERN STATE SENTINEL" CAMPUS NEWSPAPER
The mainheadline reads: "Midnight Marauder Saves Life of Undergrad!"
The subhead legibly reads: "Campus Places Chi Kappa Delta on
Probation." Beside the column of text is an artist's sketch of The Midnight
Marauder in costume, with a body more reminiscent of Arnold Schwartznegger than Arnold
Jerry nudges Sam, sotto....
'Course I don't get a buline since
I'm only first-year....
(overrides, to Sam)
Our whole fraternity is on
probation because of you, Arnold.
I am not happy.
You earned it.
Yeah? You earned something too.
He starts to advance on Sam to fight. But this time, Frank holds him back.
Save it, Mike.
Let me go!
Cool it! We can't. Dean Sakmar
finds out you popped this toad and
Chi Kappa Delta will be off campus.
As Mike considers the wisdom of Frank's words, we hear....
I never met a real super hero
All turn to look at....
DAWN TAYLOR - MIKE'S GIRLFRIEND
She saunters up to join the conversation, a tall, brunette version of Homecoming Queen
sexuality in a tight sweater and skirt of the period. She passes Mike and extends
her hand to Sam.
I'm Dawn Taylor.
SAM'S VOICE OVER
As they shake hands. Does a slight current pass between them?
They break their handshake and Sam looks sheepish. Mike looks pissed. Dawn
Just how fast was that speeding car
And, at that moment....
SFX - ALIA'S LEAP
A ripple of red Quantum light passes through Dawn and blots out the frame. When it
subsides, we are looking at none other than Alia, the Evil Leaper, Sam's nemesis from
"Deliver Us From Evil."
His broad smile indicates to us that he has no perception of what has just happened.
Likewise, Mike, Frank, and Jerry pay no attention to the change.
Oh, uh, actually, the car was still
stopped when I jumped.
Are you all right?
Alia is reacting, covering the fact that these are new surroundings. She focuses on
Sam and seems to get her bearings. Mike jumps in.
Her only problem is she can smell
your dirty socks, Arnold. Right,
What were you saying, Arnold?
RESUME FULL ANGLE
Apparently, Alia doesn't see Sam either. Sam smiles a self-effacing farewell.
Nothing at all. Uhh, nice to meet
Nice to meet you, too.
END OF ACT ONE
ON A STACK OF BOOKS
EXT. CAMPUS QUAD - DAY - CONTINUOUS
Sam and Alia continue to gaze at one another. Mike finally calms down to the point
where Frank lets him go.
You're so modest. It's cute.
Mike moves in.
Cute? He's a twerp. Look at his
You got wheels, Arrrnold?
Again, Jerry comes to the rescue.
Sure, he does.
A Studebaker, right?
Hoots from Mike and Frank.
Look, I hate to break this off,
but Jerry and I have to go the
So go. No one's stopping you.
Sam starts to go, but Mike steps into his way, cutting him off.
But keep something in your twisted
little mind. I'm holding you
personally responsible for getting
us in trouble with the Dean.
Yeah? Well twist this. If you
want to see who's responsible, look
in the mirror.
Sam heads off with Jerry. Stay with....
MIKE, FRANK AND DAWN
watching him go.
I'm gonna kill him. I swear to
God I'm gonna kill him.
Cool it, Mike. If anything happens
to little Arnold, we'll get our
butts kicked out of here faster
than you can say 'expelled.'
Are we supposed to let him get away
with all this?
NEW ANGLE - SFX
A rippling waterfall fills the screen and out steps Zoey, Alia's hologram.
Where are we, darling? I thought
we were dealing with some Woody
(giggles, re Woody)
What a job you did on him....
The Dean, remember?
Zoey's sizing up the college men.
Ooooh, frat boys. My favorite
There's nothing else we can do.
Yes there is....
They turn and look at "Dawn."
Yeah, like what? Hire a hit man?
How do you think the Midnight
Marauder would feel if he suddenly
became 'very special friends' with
the Homecoming Queen?
Zoey gets right in Mike's ear.
Personally, I prefer Mister
Varsity here. He can slam dunk me
...and then the Homecoming Queen
tells the Nerd it was all a big
Someplace public. Like a
homecoming rally. Where the whole
college can see....
If he doesn't jump out a window,
he'll at least drop out.
I opt for the window.
Mike puts his arm around Alia.
I love the way you think....
as it's slammed onto a desk in....
INT. CAMPUS LIBRARY
Sam sits down behind an intimidating pile of science texts.
SAM'S VOICE OVER
Al hadn't gotten back to me, but it
was pretty clear why I hadn't leapt
yet. I had a suspicion that a slap
on the wrists from the Dean wasn't
going to be enough to keep Mike
Hammond and his frat brothers from
killing themselves or somebody
He opens a book, blows dust from the pages.
SAM'S VOICE OVER
I know there had to be a way to get
through to them....
NEW ANGLE - ALIA
She's walking toward him with some books, looking for a place to sit down.
SAM'S VOICE OVER
...and I think maybe I just found
Sam gestures to Alia.
This seat isn't taken.
He stands up and holds her chair. She's impressed. They sit for a moment,
awkward, unsure of what to say. Then, sotto....
I'm really sorry Mike was such a
It wasn't your fault.
Most of the time he's really sweet.
He only gets really macho when it
comes to his fraternity.
Alia realizes she's used a "future" word. She covers quickly.
I learned it last summer in Spain.
You know...manly, masculine....
Sam cracks up at her demonstration. She laughs too.
He seems pretty 'macho' about
playing chicken with his buddies,
You're not kidding.
Haven't you ever tried to talk him
out of it?
He doesn't listen to me. I'm
just his 'girl.'
That's right, it's the fifties.
At that, Alia looks at Sam a little strangely. He covers.
What I mean is...I'm sure that some
day, men will be much
more...receptive...to what women
have to say. Some day.
That's nice. I'm glad somebody
Mike is so mean to you. Why would
you care about him?
Sam looks sad.
The Midnight Marauder cares about
You mean Arnold Watkins really
cares about people.
Everyone is worth caring about.
She closes her book.
You remind me of someone.
Don't sell yourself short.
I can't place it. But I think it's
wonderful you help people.
I wish someone would rescue me from
my Biology midterm. It's not
exactly a job for the Midnight
Maybe it is. I'm pretty good at
Tell you what. You promise me
you'll talk to Mike, and I'll help
you with your Biology. Deal?
Seven tonight, my dorm?
I won't bite.
It's a date.
Now they both smile.
TIGHTER ANGLE - THEIR HANDS
She reaches out a hand for him to shake. As he reaches out to take it, before they
touch, he knocks over his books with a bang on the floor. Students' heads pop
up. Guffaws and scattered applause from the tables around them.
Forget it. See ya at seven.
And she leaves. Hold Sam's face and hear....
Deeds like that must not go
INT. WAITING ROOM - LIMBO TIME
Arnold Watkins and Al are talking at "the table." The body suit is a
little big on the scrawny college kid, but he speaks with a quiet fire that makes us
forget his mild appearance.
It was no big deal. He just
dropped some books.
Not him! I'm talking about Michael
of the Chi Kappas!
Well, don't worry about it, he's
being taken care of.
I believe you. You have the light
of truth in your eyes.
That's not what my wives said.
Arnold hops off the table and starts to pace, growing more heated.
It makes me furious! Hammond is
only one of a million villains who
victimize the weak and the
Here we go. The Midnight Marauder.
So you understand my mission.
Al shakes his head.
Arnold, you're a college student.
Your 'mission' is to get good
grades, swallow some goldfish, and
learn how much you can drink
Maybe that's true for the others.
But not for The Midnight Marauder.
What makes you so special?
Hold Arnold's intense gaze at Al; then....
MATCH CUT TO
ARNOLD'S INTENSE GAZE
- TIGHT CLOSE-UP (MIRROR SHOT)
ADJUST TO INCLUDE AL
He concentrates fiercely, trying to perfect the knot on a stubborn bow tie.
Well, don't you look special.
Jack's reflection appears behind Arnold and reaches over to help. The tie pops off
and lands on the floor. Pan around to reveal....
INT. DORM ROOM - NIGHT
"Arnold" is really Sam. Jack retrieves the tie.
It's a clip-on.
It's the only one I had.
I'll lend you one of mine.
He goes to his dresser and pulles out a real bow tie. He ties it for Arnold.
So where're you going?
You're wearing a tie to study?
I have a date.
A study date.
Jack finishes the tie. Then he too, starts to change, peeling off his shirt and
putting on a fresh one as they talk.
So who's the lucky girl?
It is a girl, right?
Oh, it's a girl all right.
Lemme guess. That six foot bean
pole with the Brillo Pad hair....
You can guess all night and you'll
never get it.
Sam notices Jack getting dressed.
Say, where are you....
Tonight's your initiation!
That's what I love about you,
Arnold. Always on top of things.
In Chi Kappa Delta! You're not
Well, they never tell the pledges,
How do I look?
Like a dead man! Jack, don't do
(heads for the door)
You say that like I have a choice.
Of course you have a choice.
Right. I have the choice of
telling my Dad and Granddad I
couldn't join Chi Kappa 'cause I
wimped out of the initiation
ritual. I think I'd rather go
And he's gone, leaving Sam very worried. In the b.g., we hear the sound of the
Chamber Door, and....
He sizes up Sam's wardrobe.
Oooh, don't you look...adorable.
Sam starts ripping off the bow tie.
Don't you start. Al, have Ziggy
calculate the odds I'm here to stop
the chicken races.
He scurries about the room as Al checks the handlink.
Mmmm, sixty-four point two
Oh, come on, it's gotta be higher
than that. That's why I'm here!
Don't be so sure.
(off Sam's look)
It's Arnold, Sam.
What about him?
He's had an incredible run of
luck. But Ziggy says the odds are
overwhelming that that he'll still
get killed or crippled if he keeps
on playing the Midnight Marauder.
But Arnold's with you. What can I
do about this?
You can put your bow tie back on
and sit on your...cape.
Sam paces around, dissatisfied.
Okay, let's assume you are right.
It sounds like you and Doctor Beeks
better profile Arnold and find out
what makes him tick. otherwise,
when I leap, he'll just start in
Sam re-dons his Marauder outfit. Al is flabbergasted.
Now what are you doing?
Sam turns back to him with a grin.
My mission, remember?
What about the odds?
The Midnight Marauder scoffs at
He starts out the window.
Sam turns back.
At least use the door.
Sam considers it, smiles, then steps out the window. Off Al's utter frustration....
EXT. DORM - NIGHT - TIGHT
Sam climbs onto a ledge, leaving Al flummoxed.
WOMEN'S DORM ROOM - NIGHT - ALIA AND ZOEY
Alia is putting on make-up as Zoey paces angrily.
Where the hell is he?
He'll be here.
Nerds are nothing if not punctual.
INTERCUT - MIRROR SHOT - ALIA AND DAWN
Alia finishes with her make-up with the gorgeous Dawn gazing back at her. She
crosses to her bed and plops down with her Biology test.
Would you relax? In five minutes,
I guarantee I'll have Arnold's
slide-rule fully extended.
That's my girl.
Just then, Zoey's handlink goes beserk. She reads it and frowns.
Darling, you won't believe it.
Your dream date is back at Road's
End messing things up again.
Zoey and Alia trade looks, and Alia is in motion instantly as Zoey pops out.
A VINTAGE '55 FAIRLANE
EXT. RACING AREA - NIGHT
Headlights illuminate the quarry road where Sam leapt in. Mike Hammond is surrounded
by the Chi Kappa brothers, bearing torches. He plays the crowd and gives Jack
We're lucky tonight, brothers. Our
pledge is a third generation Chi
Mixed ooohs and guffaws from the crowd. Mike waves them to silence.
He'll be racing against brother
ANGLE TO INCLUDE A NASTY '51 MERCURY HOT ROD
with Frank at the wheel. He waves and guns the engine. Mike turns back to
Frank's our champion, so you don't
have to beat him, you just have
You don't even have to race him.
All heads whip around and see....
Hands on hips, his Midnight Marauder cape ripples out behind him. Al pops in right
next to him.
I hate this. I hate this, I....
Jack looks totally embarrassed. Mike and company look furious.
Risking your life for a foolish
reason is a crime against nature!
Al holds his head.
Ziggy, he's out of control.
(to Sam, re Jack)
You're calling him foolish?
Al gets right in Sam's face.
Boy, is he right!
What are you saying?
You're not supposed to be out
here! Jack lives!
I'm saying you're insane, Watkins,
for even dreaming of coming out
here and challenging us.
It skids up to the racing site and Alia climbs out. She runs up to the scene, and
stands in the crowd, where Zoey already stands, watching.
I love it. I smell blood here.
They quietly move in closer.
ON SAM AND AL AND THE FRAT BOYS
The fraternity boys are forming a circle around Sam. Sam continues to talk to his
hologram, sotto voce.
You mean...Jack's not in any
The only one in danger is you,
Why didn't you warn me before?
I did! But you were too busy
dressing up like Peter Pan.
Al Calavicci, you figure me a way
out of this, fast!
ON ALIA AND ZOEY
They both react. Zoey checks her handlink.
Did I hear that right?
(to his brothers)
Dig it. He's praying for mercy.
It couldn't be.
He said 'Calavicci!" Lothos!
Her handlink responds with a flurry of sounds. Zoey looks like a kid on Christmas.
It can't be.
Ohhhh, but it can, darling.
Arnold the Dweezil is none other
than Doctor Samuel Beckett.
As they continue to watch....
RESUME SAM AND AL
As the circle of Frat Men tightens.
What do we do?
What do you mean 'we?' I'm not
Hit the bushes if you know what's
good for you.
And with that, Sam turns and dives into the brush, just ahead of the charging college men.
The frat brothers run through Al, one after another in pursuit of Sam, and we go to....
ALIA AND ZOEY
unobserved, still watching in disbelief.
Ohhhhhhh, darling. This is so
END OF ACT TWO
EXT. CAMPUS - NIGHT - STOCK
Moonlight ripples through the leaves.
Sam? You can come out now.
EXT. CAMPUS COLONNADE - NIGHT
Slowly, from the shadows, Sam emerges.
Where'd they go?
They figured you headed back to the
So, you're safe. For the moment.
They begin to walk and talk.
Only I can't go back to my room.
I told you to stay there, but
What you told me didn't make any
sense. I couldn't just sit and do
Yes, you could! Arnold says you
have a Bio Midterm in the morning.
Oh Jeez...what time is it?
Twelve oh four...why?
I had a study date.
Dawn? She'll still be up. And
she'll probably be happy to shelter
a homeless Marauder for one night.
You lucky dog.
No, no, no...the girl's dorm is
closed to men after midnight.
Sam holds his forehead.
How did I know that?
See! I told you. Psycho-synergy.
You've absorbed pieces of Arnold.
Sam snaps out of it.
Speaking of Arnold, how are you
doing with him?
We had a talk. But the way you're
both acting, I better put Doctor
Beeks on overtime.
DAWN'S DORM ROOM - NIGHT
Alia and Zoey move around like a pair of caged animals.
You-know-who is not pleased with
your prior performance regarding
Then why did He send me here?
Zoey settles where she can read her handlink better. She smiles.
Amazing. This is as much of a
surprise to Lothos as it is to us.
He's supposed to know everything.
He does. But Doctor Beckett's
appearance follow random event
theory. This is just a fantastic
stroke of luck. Or it could be a
little test to see if you've
Alia turns away.
Just tell me my mission.
Zoey studies her partner.
Don't tell me. After all you've
been through, you stil....
Alia spins back, very emotional.
Just tell me! I kill him, right?
I blow his brains out....
Afraid not, darling. You didn't do
so well with a gun last time.
Perhaps a grenade or a
Lothos hasn't decided yet. But
whatever happens, we don't want
him to know we're here. So you
may not touch him!
As Alia weighs this....
INT. WAITING ROOM - LIMBO TIME - ON ARNOLD
He sits on the table waiting, bored.
I have to talk to you again, kid.
Arnold perks up.
REVERSE ANGLE - INCLUDE THE OBSERVER
Al walks soberly up to Arnold, handlink in his hand. Arnold smiles.
Am I free to return now?
Al hesitates, then off handlink....
I had Doctor Beeks do a little
computer research on you.
That's Doctor Beeks?
No, no. She's a psychologist.
She works here.
Arnold remains fascinated with the handlink.
So that's a computer?
Well...it's a terminal, yeah.
Amazing. The computer at the
college takes up rooms and
We checked out your past, Arnold.
Arnold is uncomfortable.
The Midnight Marauder has no past.
Not according to Ziggy.
She says we need to talk about your
He darkens. Al gets closer.
They died when I was seven.
I know that. I also know how
Arnold shakes his head, a little too hard.
I was too young to remember.
I think you do remember, son.
No, I don't.
Or maybe you don't want to
Arnold paces silently.
But it's the reason you've been
doing everything ever since. All
this Midnight Marauder stuff....
(falls back on rhetoric)
Someone has to defend the
Your parents were the innocent,
PUSH IN ON AL
as he tells the story.
Latrobe, Pennsylvania, nineteen
forty-four. Rinker's Diner on Main
It was probably one of those
old-fashioned places where they
have pies behind the counter with
mirrors so you can see them
Arnold's eyes stare into a past we cannot see.
His name was Leon Kanowski.
EXT. CAMPUS - DAY - ESTABLISHING - STOCK
All the little birds go tweet tweet tweet.
INT. LIBRARY - DAY
Alia emerges from the shelves with some periodicals. She passes Mike Hammond and
Frank Pabst, who are goofing around, pretending to study.
Alia ignores him and keeps looking for a place to sit. Mike grabs her arm.
Let me go.
She pulls free. Mike looks surprised.
What's wrong with you?
(at him, sarcastic)
Before she can move off....
Where'd you disappear to last
night? I tried to call you.
I had a a study date. Or did you
I didn't forget. But that was
before your 'date' tried to bust
up our initiation.
I know. I was there.
It was halarious watching you all
plowing through the bushes looking
(so all can hear)
....with Arnold safely curled up in
my back seat.
A quiet falls over the adjacent tables. Alia starts to move on to another table.
Again, Mike grabs her arm. Again, she pulls away.
Get your hands off me.
This is me, baby. Mike. Your guy.
(loud and clear)
Now she's free of him and finds another seat. Mike is dumbfounded. He calls
across the room.
Don't tell me you're hot for that
You'd be amazed, Mike. A man's
performance on the basket ball
court has nothing to do with his
performance in bed.
Now the room is hushed. At that very moment....
ANGLE AT THE DOOR - SAM ENTERS
For an instant, he's innocently unaware of the dead silence in the room. Then
slowly, he turns and sees....
SAM'S POV - THE LIBRARY
Every student in the room is looking at him, including Mike, Frank, and Alia. Mike
is moving up to Sam with calculated grace.
What did I do now?
I don't know.
Just what did you do?
Alia crosses to Sam and gazes into his eyes.
Don't be so modest, Arnie.
Sam turns to Mike.
I give you my word of honor, I've
never laid a hand on her.
It's not your hand I'm worried
You are so sweet, Arnie. But I'm
not ashamed of what we did. I love
He can't believe what he's hearing.
That does it!
He grabs Sam by the collar.
I want you, Dweeb-o. Today. At
This is all a misunderstanding.
Bring your wheels.
They're in the shop.
He looks over at Alia, who's watching him expectantly.
This is so stupid.
No, you're stupid. It's all a
scam, Nerd. Tell him, Dawn.
A beat while she doesn't confirm this.
She never slept with you!
enjoying Mike's pain, leaving him hanging.
Of course she didn't.
Don't, Arnold. It's better if he
knows the truth. He's not half the
man you are.
This is all Mike can take. He gets inches from Sam.
The quarry. An hour
He spins and exits. Sam watches him go, then whirls on Alia.
Dawn, what's going on?
He reaches to grab her by the arms. She tries to retreat but she's not fast enough.
SFX - SAM AND ALIA
A huge jolt of quasi-electricity blasts through both Leapers, morphing them into their
alter-egos, then back to their normal forms. They stare at one another as though
seeing each other for the first time.
Oh, my God....
She quickly moves out of his reach.
She darts back into the library. Sam follows.
TIGHT ANGLE - IN THE LIBRARY STACKS
Alia quickly runs out of room. She spins to face combatively. He stops, close
to her. They stare at each other.
I can't believe it's really you....
Let me go, Sam.
She tries to leave but he stops her.
I was sure you died. I saw you
It wasn't death, Sam. It was
worse. Please don't put me
through it again.
All I tried to do was help you.
And you see the good it did. Sl
let me go.
Again, he blocks her path. Again, she struggles to get past him. This time she
winds up in his arms. They kiss. Her resistance crumbles. When they
I can't do this.
Why are you here?
It's Arnold, isn't it.
You saved him, didn't you? He was
supposed to die.
And you're here to make sure he
Sam, if Lothos finds out I'm
talking to you....
My God, he could know already....
Her face tells us how bad her punishment was. Sam swallows.
I'm not letting you go this time.
You don't have a choice.
I do, Alia. And so do you.
You said that before....
He silences her with another kiss.
You're the reason I'm here. I kept
wondering why I wouldn't leap,
Now I know. I'm taking you with
They won't know! How are you
supposed to destroy me?
Up at the chicken races. Zoey
won't tell me exactly how. She
hasn't trusted me since....
Never mind that. Just play along
with me, until Al...Admiral
Calavicci....can wrap up something
he's working on. And then when I
go...we go together.
Sam, I can't. I can't risk the
Are you in pain now?
She looks into his eyes. And kisses him again. They finally break.
Trust me, Alia.
She nods. They head out together. Camera lingers on one of the bookshelves and
looking through, watching them go. Then she strolls into view and punches data into
The little slut can't control
So now we can kill them both.
Off her look....
END OF ACT THREE
INT. DORM ROOM - DAY
Sam, sans cape and hood, finishes donning a pair of leather driving gloves and looks in
the closet. He comes out with a leather jacket...obviously Jack's, not his. As
he puts it on, we hear the Chamber Door and....
ADJUST TO INCLUDE AL
He observes Sam's "new look."
Whoa, from 'Revenge of the Nerds'
to 'Rebel Without a Cause?' What's
You tell me.
I wish I knew. I had a session
with Arnold, I thought I was really
getting through to him. The kid's
had a tough row.
His parents were....
He frowns at Sam's tough outfit.
Now come on. Why are you dressing
up like James Dean?
Why aren't you in the Waiting Room
giving Arnold the help he needs?
What's got you so touchy?
Sam doesn't want to blow his cover.
Nothing. Look, I have to show up
at the chicken races today. But
see? I'm not going as the Midnight
Sam, you're hiding something.
I've known you too long, Sam.
What's going on?
Should Sam tell him?
I've known you a long time too, Al.
Just trust me, okay?
No, I won't....
Al, look, I'm just biding time here
till you get Arnold squared away.
And as soon as you do, I can leap.
He gestures at the handlink. Al asks it, confirms....
Seventy-nine point five.
So go, go....
Al reluctantly hits the buttons.
The Chamber Door opens behind him. Al steps in.
But I don't buy this...and I'll be
Whoosh! The door closes, and we....
QUARRY RACING AREA - DAY
Chi Kappa's hot rods are strewn in their usual fashion. Mike sits on the hood of his
Think he'll show up?
If he doesn't, we'll go get him.
Aren't you worried about the Dean?
They're interrupted by the sound of a gunning engine and a splash of gravel and....
slides into frame with Alia at the wheel. She continues to gun the motor in a
challenging fashion. Mike walks over. He's still angry.
(so all can hear)
Afraid to get beaten by a 'girl?'
This elicits a response from the gathered hot-rodders. Alia revs her engine again
and climbs out of the car, midriff bare and hair teased: the ultimate greaser's
babe. The frat boys are clearly impressed.
ANGLE ON ZOEY
She stands nearby, taking in the action.
Good shot, darling. Below the
Not a bad place to hit. But
where's the real target? Where's
Trust me. He fell for everything.
Off Zoey's apparent satisfaction...
INT. WAITING ROOM - LIMBO TIME - AL AND ARNOLD
Arnold sits, looking down, shaking his head. Widen to reveal Al pacing behind him,
like a prosecutor. Or a loving therapist.
Leon Kanowski. That was his name,
It doesnt' ring a bell.
He was a police officer with nine
kids who got fired from his job and
couldn't take the strain.
A little drop of spittle is forming at the corner of Arnold's mouth.
Why are you doing this to me?
To save my friend...
And so that when you go back,
you'll be safe. So you'll quit
taking crazy chances trying to get
I protect the innocent.
You couldn't protect your parents
when Kanowski opened fire.
Arnold winces. He's back there. A tear streaks his cheek.
You were nine years old. You'd
gone back to the car to get your
jacket when you heard the shots.
You came back just in time to see
Kanowki use the last bullet on
Now Arnold is crying.
I should have died too.
I should have died too....
Al moves so that he and Arnold can see each other. He almost laughs at the irony.
Arnold, you've been trying to make
that death wish come true with
those dumbell stunts of yours.
But if your time ahd come, believe
me son, you'd have been gone long
But The Marauder lives....
(off Arnold's denial)
And maybe you're supposed to stick
around for a while and find out why.
Arnold looks up at Al. Al pats him on the shoulder.
If you remember anything when you
go back...remember this.
Hold Arnold. He gets it. And we....
EXT. QUARRY - DAY
Alia continues to prowl for challengers.
Big fat cat fraternity brothers...
and not one of you has the guts
to take me on...
Her steps take her past Zoey, who reacts.
Really! This is the fifties.
Where's John Wayne? Where's James
Dean? I'll settle for Sal Mineo!
I have the guts....
All turn and see....
moving into frame, looking as tough as Arnold Watkins can look. The frat boys react
with a murmur. Alia smiles, daring Mike.
Well...at last a challenge with
And no brains.
Alia moves right up to Sam. To his surprise, she plants a kiss on his lips.
Mike is infuriated.
That's enough! I have the guts!
(beat, to Alia)
And I want you.
You got me, pea brain.
Ooohs from teh Fraternity as Sam and Alia head for her car.
FAVOR SAM AND ALIA
Both look concerned. Sotto....
I thought I was supposed to race
He thinks fast, then calls to Mike....
We'll both race you together!
Grumbles from the frat community. But Mike silences them.
That works for me. I get rid of
two pains at once.
(sotto to Sam)
What the hell are you doing?
We have to make it look good....
Now Mike is close to them. He grabs Alia by the chin.
I always figured we'd go all the
way, Dawn. I just never figured it
would be like this.
He tosses her loose and slams his way into his Bel Air and cranks the key. He floors
his pedal and spits gravel up to the starting line.
ON SAM AND ALIA
Alia looks to Sam.
Tell me this how you planned it....
Sure it is. Exactly.
Give me your keys.
She does. They start toward Alia's Fairlane. But Alia finds her path blocked
Zoey stares at Alia authoritatively. Alia stops. Sam notices her change but
keeps his mouth shut.
Enjoy the ride, darling.
Alia bucks past her and climbs into the passenger seat. She looks at Sam, preparing
to drive for his life, and wondering where the hell Al is.
Bon voyage, Doctor Beckett.
As Sam climbs in, we go to a....
NEW ANGLE - ON MIKE'S BEL AIR
Mike is revving his engine and waiting. Frank leans in.
You can't let her drive that
I'm not 'letting' her anything. Or
didn't you notice.
She needs a brake job, man! You
told me yourself.
I told her too. She should have
thought of that before she decided
to screw around with us.
Frank is shaken.
Sam pulls the Fairlane up beisde the Bel Air.
THROUGH THE FAIRLANE
Across Sam and Alia, to Mike. Alia looks terrified.
Sam it won't work....
It has to work....
I can't do it.
You told me yourself...if you back
out, they'll know we're in contact
with each other....
Is this a tea party, or a race?
He revs his engine. Zoey bends into frame, leaning in Alia's window.
What's the problem, dear? Make
sure he drives past the chalk line
and over the cliff. Lothos will
leap you out at the last second.
Mike floors the Bel Air and peels out in a spray of gravel. A beat later, Sam
is right behind, the Fairlane's mill struggling to keep up.
IN THE CHEVY
Mike floors the pedal and....
INSERT - THE SPEEDOMETER
IN THE FAIRLANE
Sam is trying to keep up.
What do we do now?
And just then we hear the Chamber door and....
AJUST TO INCLUDE AL
sitting calmly in the back seat.
Sam, I feel so good, Doctor Beeks
helped me get right to the heart of
Arnold's problem and....
Now he notices where he is and panics!
He notices that Sam's passenger is no other than Alia.
Auuuugh! Sam, that's Alia! The
We're saving her, Al.
You're killing you both.
It's the Admiral, Right?
Sam nods, continues to al....
Not this time. She's leaping with
me. And if our power isn't
stronger than hers, then I'm
Sam jerks the wheel as....
ANGLE - THE CARS
They've reached a slight curve in the road and Sam barely makes it.
With a slight lead now, a smile curls his lips.
RESUME INT. FAIRLANE - SAM, AL, AND ALIA
Al is beside himself in the back seat.
See? See! She's out to kill you!
No way! We're her only hope.
He doesn't trust me....
Sure he does....
Not! Sam, this car has no brakes!
She's set you up!
Sam looks at Alia, who looks as scared as he is.
INSERT - THE BRAKE PEDAL
Sam pushes it down...and right to the floor. No dice.
watching with the frat boys. She sees the brake lights...and no deceleration.
Ahhhhh. A month's vacation in Las
INT. FAIRLANE - ON SAM
panicking, pumping the pedal. Al and Alia look on.
We don't have brakes!
What do we do?
Bail out, Sam!
Not without Alia!
And with that Sam yanks the wheel to one side and....
EXT. RACEWAY - ON THE FAIRLANE
It fishtails to one side, then rolls over and over and over.
INT. CHEVY - MIKE
His face responds in horror as his opponents' demise. He taps his own brakes and....
The Chevy slides to a stop ahead of the wounded Ford.
TIGHT ON THE FAIRLANE - UPSIDE DOWN
Sam climbs out, then reaches back inside to pull Alia from the wreck. Both tumble
free, coughing and hurting, but alive. Mike runs up.
Are you all right?
Like you care....
I do care!
He reaches out a hand for Alia, but before she can respond....
steps in the way, seething at Alia
Don't you dare, you insolent
Go to hell!
Dawn, I just....
Not you, Mike. You're
Alia turns to Sam
I believed in you! I trusted you!
We'll still get out! Al!
looking dapper. Crashes don't bother holograms.
I warned you....
(to her handlink)
He's calling Calavicci. Leap Alia
Alia grabs Sam.
They're taking me! Sam!
Al, we've got to go! Is Arnold
He's all right. And so is Mike!
You reached him, Sam....
Alia beigins to flicker with red light. Sam clings to her. Soon both are
engulfed in the shimmering red we associate with the dark side.
ON AL AND ZOEY
Zoey laughs. Al cries....
The red still dominates but fingers of blue begin to shake through the red.
Now Al looks happy, and Zoey is distressed.
Keep it up!
You have no choice, you stupid
RESUME THE LIGHT SHOW
Is it red? Is it blue? The colors take turns dominating and mixing. Play
the effects for every cent we can afford until the blue takes over. Sam's will has
prevailed and we....
INTO THE NEXT
HALF OF THE
END OF ACT FOUR
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