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BLACK MARIAH Objetivo El objetivo era crear una serie de televisi贸n desarrollando todos los aspectos de preproducci贸n basados en el guion y tramas

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CASTING BRIEF ENGLISH

GENERAL OBJECTIVE You have to create a TV serie, and develop all the pre-production aspect that involves the script process. We are looking for four middle class average families. They know each other very well and their relationships and reactions are sincere, very expressive and natural. They must have a pleasant look. Good and expressive actors. They must transmit empathy to our consumer.

FAMILY 1. Representing a family of the ‘80s. Mother and father: about 50 years old. Adult children: (son and daughter). Age: around 25 years old. They get on well and are having a good time. Grandfather and grandmother: age around 75 years old. FAMILY 2. Representative family of the 90s. Father and mother: around 40 years old. Children: girl about 15 years old. Boy about 12 years old. FAMILY 3. Representative family of the 2000. Father and mother: age around 30 years old. They must look good parents, nice and expressive. Child: Baby about 18 months FAMILY 4. Representative family of the present-day. Couple: around 25 years old. Father-in-law and mother-in-law (of him): age around 50 years old. They are not the typical parent’s in-law. The relationship with their daughter and with their son-in-law is good and natural.

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INDEX

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Characters profiles Plot mat Step outline Scripts

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OWEN TYLER

(3 adjetives to define)

Age:

27

Feature:

beautiful, blond, athletic

AMental State: Temper: Character: Constitution:

Obsessed, stable Brave Strong, persistent, astute Tall, strong and atractive

- Biography: He was born in California in 1952. His father was a police man, and his mother was a prostitute, who left him when he was born. And his father never wanted to recognize him like his own son. He doesn’t have brothers that he knows, but his father had two children more. So his childhood was developed in an orphanage. And actually, he is a detective because he aims to overcome his father.

- Bio fathers Mark Tyler was a respected police officer of high rank, married to Birgit, a housewife of German origin. He met her during an international case, when he came to the post of sausages. After two months resolving the case, he asked marriage and they returned to the United States. After an accident, this was left her sterile. Ignorant, they keep trying. And some time later, Tyler discovers a case where he could find the salvation. Christopher is an alcoholic and is involved innumerous cases. His son is just what they will need.

- Social relations: He is a lonely person who only has professionals relations and sometimes meets whit any girl. Until the moment in which appear the girl‌Melissa. 3


He will fell in love whit her.

- Hobbies: He is fond of hand watches, cigars and hats

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Place in the classic role triangle: SEEKER.

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Protection mechanisms: FORGET, MAINLY

- Conscious states: He will discover them..

List all the changes in the character through the story. For example:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Owen is a lonely person He has sex with unknown woman He knows Melissa He is working in a new and very strange case He fell in love with her He begging to obsessed with the case He found the relation with him He find the true He takes refuge in her He leave his lonely image and start to show a better side of himself He close the case

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MELISSA LEVARD

(3 adjetives to define)

Age:

25

Feature:

Beautiful, black hair

Mental States:

Sensible, alcoholic, dependent

Temper:

Active, fragile

Character:

Ambitious, bossy

Constitution:

Tall, attractive, and busty.

- Biography: She's always been a woman-confident and aware of who is beautiful and desired. But this perception changes when her second husband, married her only for her fortune. Finally, she catches her husband having sex with her younger sister. Immediately, she locked her sister in a convent to claim the inheritance, after the death, his parents left him. With marriage destroyed and isolated from her only family, Melissa took refuge in alcohol until two years ago that would meet the detective Owen.

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Bio fathers:

Abigail was a well known Hollywood actress famous for her beauty and sensuality supernatural. He managed to become famous with the help of a renowned independent filmmaker of the era: Ethan Levard. Shortly thereafter be known in the world of cinema as the golden couple, as their work together, managed to be a resounding success. Was gradually emerging love between them, until Abigail accidentally became pregnant, forcing her to stop her successful career to devote himself entirely dry to motherhood. Given this fact, a few years after Ethan, decided to accompany his wife and daughter Melissa, in their day to day, leaving Abigail, indefinitely from the world of cinema. Years after her second child would be born. When the two sisters grew up a little more, his mother decided to make a comeback to show business star: she had scheduled a musical produced by her husband for her, and a film also 5


directed by him. Once few days before the release of both events, while the marriage is headed for Hollywood, his train derailed dramatically, both died on the spot. His film was never planned. From this point, Melissa would be responsible for his sister, and therefore of the family fortune.

- Social relations: Relates only to his sister, thanks to a nun, who serves as intermediary, cause Melissa is not yet ready to deal with her. She is constantly surrounded by the service, butler and maid of keys, are particularly relevant to the charge, as it is acts like a mother when her parents died. And later, would relate to the detective.

- Hobbies: She lives smoking, drinking and seducing men.

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Place in the classic role triangle: VICTIM.

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Protection mechanisms: ANULATION AND VICTIMIZATION

- Conscious states: Her aim is to discover the really causes of her parents murder.

List all the changes in the character through the story. For example:

1. Melissa discovers her husband being unfaithful with her young sister. 2. She holds her sister in a convent. 3. It is separated from her second husband. 4. Disowns his sister.

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5. In his will, he discovers a mystery and investigation. 6. Contact the detective. 7. Is sexually attracted and seduces him. 8. Get love Owen. 9. She takes advantage of it.

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CHRISTOPHER WIRE

(3 adjetives to define)

Age:

54

Feature:

Bald, dirty.

Mental States:

Sensible, alcoholic, dependent

Temper:

Self-confident

Character:

Selfish, unpleasant, and surly.

Constitution:

Fat, small and rude.

- Biography: Christopher Wire, is a person accustomed to anonymity. A person, who despite his safety, he has certain shortcomings and try to satisfy his needs. Its sole aim is to repeat the suffering endured by the father of Owen, in his son. Banker by profession began to drink and turned into a violent abuser forgetting your family and even his own newborn son, Ben. Aware that he was investigated by the police, for dealing information and money. Up come a day when his wife wanted to reveal to defend his son from the beatings of his father, and killed her accidentally. Given this fact, the policeman who was handling the case and research, saw his chance to have children result: secretly adopt the helpless baby, who later would be called Owen. - Social relations: We unknown his social relations until the end. He`s working alone and don’t have any friend. He use his contacts to solve his pain and to accomplish the revenge.

- Hobbies: His unique goal is to commit the perfect revenge. He have a good collections of revolvers.

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Place in the classic role triangle: SEEKER. 8


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Protection mechanisms: VICTIMIZATION

- Conscious states: His aim is to release his pain.

List all the changes in the character through the story. For example:

1. 2. 3. 4.

Christopher suffered imprisonment at the hands of the father of Owen. He leaves prison, and he tries to kill his son. Owen discovers that he’s his real son. And look at Owen's late father, thinking he is alive, to ask for explanations about the theft of his son, and get revenge. 5. Upon discovering that the father is died, he decides to try to kill Owen (repudiation), appearing in his life, as an alleged FBI supervisor.

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Plot map CHARACTERISTICS/ EPISODIES

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OWEN

He´s a lonely person. Start closing a case. He meets whit prostitutes.

MELISSA

She goes to the office to present the case.

OWEN & MELISSA (LOVE)

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He begin whit a new a strange case: Melissa´s one. Investigating Owen will find some confidential archive of an unclosed case, related directly to his life. She includes false clues to take revenge from her Husband.

A new case appears (kidnapping) Discovering the real father of Owen Discovering what moves Christopher reaction (goals)

Owen has been seriously injured, but he will find the true. Discovering the truth, he will neglect his health.

Owen begins to be wrap by the charm of Melissa.

CHRISTOPHER WIRE

Owen is walking down the street and bumps into him Christop her

Presentation of the antagonist, Christopher Wire.

OWEN & MELISSA (CASE)

She presents him the case, and explains that she wants to kwon where her husband is.

They are talking about the case, and they kiss.

ALFRED TAYLER

Christopher wants to kill his child to satisfy the revenge that he can’t commit over Owen father. Christopher will play a role of a victim to Owen eyes, and at the end, he will shoot him. Owen shows the clues of the case to her (including the ones that she creates).

She will stop with the revenge. She’s already fall in love with him. Melissa at the possibility of the death, she realizes that she loves him Christopher try to shoot again Owen to be convinced that he’ll died. And then, he was shot by his son (defense). He’s imprisoned for the rest of his life.

Owen resolves the case, ignoring the false clues. And they get marriage.

Tells Owen’s father imprisoned his biological one.

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I.

EPISODE 1:  Characters presentation : Owen is a lonely person who only has professionals relations and sometimes meets whit any girl. The episode begin whit Owen shows as a police man that is closing successfully a case. Until the moment in which appear the girl…Melissa. Melissa always has been a woman-confident and aware of who is beautiful and desired. But this perception changes when her second husband, married her only for her fortune. With her marriage destroyed and isolated from her only family, Melissa took refuge in alcohol until two years later would meet the detective Owen. She presents him a new case that at the beginning seems like another case, but it has something strange that make him obsessed with it. (He will fell in love whit her. He starts working in a new and very strange case. He found the relation with him).  

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II.

In this first episode, Owen, close one irrelevant case. Melissa appears and change the structure of the TV series (we have one complex structure. It’s an episodic structure with another and (main) case that will take the all season). Owen will discover an important cloud for the main case. The beginning of Owen’s obsession.

EPISODE 2:

Owen, during this episode, will start investigating Melissa case. Knowing her situation, Melissa wants get revenge with Owen helps. This one will work on it, but what really is happening is that Melissa, will create false clues to satisfy herself. She didn’t pardon what her husband did to her. And now, it’s her turn to smile a little bit. However, little by little, Melissa wants to get back communication with her sister.

Owen investigating this new case will find some confidential archive of an unclosed case, related directly to his life. Presentation of the antagonist, Christopher Wire.

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III.

EPISODE 3:  A new case appears (kidnapping). 

Owen now, is over the accomplishment of the case. His really very close to find the culprit. All the truth of the personal (and main) case indicates that Christopher Wire, is the biologic father of Owen.

Complex case: o Discovering the real father of Owen o Discovering what moves Christopher reaction (goals) o Discovering that Owen’s father imprisoned his biological one. o And finally, we know that Cristopher wants to kill his child to satisfy the revenge that he can’t commit over Owen father.

Christopher will play a role of a victim to Owen eyes, and at the end, he will shoot him. What he ignores is that Owen is alive, and he will resolve surely the case. (Alfred tells to him that his father was imprisoned by his biological one).

 IV.

EPISODE 4:  Owen has been seriously injured. But get that shot to overcome betrayal. Melissa at the possibility of the death, she realizes that she loves him and wants. They sleep together, and begin to leave. Finally discover who tried to assassinate him, and he is imprisoned.

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SINOPSIS FIRST EPISODE In the first episode, Owen will live one more day of his routine life as a detective. He’ll stir documentation, working in some banal cases and finally, he’ll go to his second home, the RED STREET club. There, he will pay the services of his prostitute ever. Without resting, he’ll go to the office where he’ll work until coming across Melissa Levard, who will propose a case. A case that he cannot refuse.

STEP OUTLINE Nº01 EP. Nº1 SC. INT. LOC: OFFICE. NIGHT Owen is seen picking up his desk, turning off the light, put on his hat and coat, preparing to leave. Nº01 EP. Nº2 SC. EXT. LOC: RED STREET. NIGHT Owen is talking with a prostitute who seems to know. He’s ready to hire their services ... Nº01 EP. Nº3 SC. INT. LOC: RED STREET BEDROOM. NIGHT Passionate sex scene. Nº01 EP. Nº4 SC. INT. LOC: RED STREET BEDROOM. DAWN This prostitute frequented by Owen, falls asleep in the hotel, while this, dresses and leaves. No, not before, leave a note on the bedside table, thanking him and telling her that his services will be required soon, and the money behind. Nº01 EP. Nº5 SC. INT. LOC: OFFICE. MID-DAY After a night of uninhibited, Owen returns to his office to resolve accumulated paperwork. After two hours of documentation and several cafes, he realizes that someone is arguing with his assistant at the entrance to his office. Levard Melissa is asked by the assistant and she says thaht she don’t need his help. With a frivolous pose of superiority (dressed elegantly, with asmug, enigmatic hat, smoking a cigarette fine), she shall enter the office where Owen, surprised by the situation and will stand, wondering who is this lady. Once seated, Melissa will discuss the case. 13


IN THE EVENING ... Melissa leaves, and Owen, explore in solitude for a couple of hours, the case of this woman. Tomorrow, he will discuss how it will undertake the research.

Nยบ01 EP. Nยบ6 SC. EXT. LOC: ISOLATED STREET. NIGHT Melissa is on a lonely road where she will find a man, which she says "you're all set. You will have news soon. "

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SINOPSIS SECOND EPISODE Owen, during this episode, will start investigating Melissa case. Knowing her situation, Melissa wants get revenge with Owen helps. This one will work on it, but what really is happening is that Melissa, will create false clues to satisfy herself. She didn’t pardon what her husband did to her. And now, it’s her turn to smile a little bit. However, little by little, Melissa wants to get back communication with her sister.

Owen investigating this new case will find some confidential archive of an unclosed case, related directly to his life. Presentation of the antagonist, Christopher Wire.

STEP OUTLINE Nº02 EP. Nº1 SC. INT. LOC: ABBEY. AFTERNOON Melissa visits his sister at the convent, and tells him that his plan is already underway, "will be released soon." Melissa leaves the convent. (flashback 1) Nº02 EP. Nº2 SC. EXT. LOC:ABBEY PARKING. AFTERNOON Just outside, Melissa entered into the limousine that’s waiting for her at the entrance and inside, she find herself face to Chrystopher Wire (presentation of character as a possible antagonist). Melissa tells him that her plan is underway. (flashback 2) Nº02 EP. Nº3 SC. INT. LOC: RED STREET BEDROOM. MORNING Start a new day for Owen, who wakes up late in his usual club. Drunk and dazed. Nº02 EP.Nº4 SC. INT. LOC:MELISSA HOUSE. MORNING Melissa, nervous, calls a pawn for the next attack. She begins her plan with his help, introducing false clues: false testimony of the sister rape, false robbery ofLevard family heritage.

Nº02 EP. Nº5 SC. INT. LOC: OFFICE. MID-DAY Owen is reviewing the documentation in the case of Melissa and decided to call for a meeting to eat, so check a witness does not fit. 15


Nº02 EP. Nº6 SC. EXT. LOC:BISTRO RESTAURANT. MID-DAY Owen sat at the table, see Melissa appearing, who quickly comes to the table by the sign that made Owen. Once there, Owen, says the doubts he has. And she, nervously, begins a flirtation to demonstrate safety. Finally, Owen surrenders to their charms. Owen gets a call and must leave the meeting. And they meet later for dinner at her house to finish discussing the case. Nº02 EP. Nº7 SC. INT. LOC:OFFICE. AFTERNOON/NIGHT In the office, he finds an envelope on his desk, where he will come across information related to his past. Nº02 EP. Nº8 SC. INT. LOC:MELISSA HOUSE. NIGHT Melissa receives Owen, dressed to seduce. They sit down and begin to eat, while Melissa will fill the cup of wineto get him drunk. And Melissa finally is kissed by the detective, in the farewell. Nº02 EP. Nº9 SC. EXT. LOC: DARK STREET. NIGHT Melissa meets with the person that’s helping her. She pulls out a gun and shoot.

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STEP OUTLINE EPISODE TWREE

SINOPSIS THIRD EPISODE In this third episode… OWEN will resolve a new case (kidnapping) and his on the road to conclude the investigation of MELISSA. His really very close to find the culprit. All the truth of the personal (and main) case indicates that CHRISTOPHER WIRE, is the biologic father of OWEN.

STEP OUTLINE Nº03 EP. Nº1 SC. EXT. LOC: ISOLETED STREET. NIGHT MELISSA is still at the isolated street with her contact. (She shot in the floor close to him)The contact, afraid, continues to talk with her. MELISSA gives to him a second chance and she, go back to home. Nº03 EP. Nº2 SC. INT. LOC: OFFICE. MID-DAY OWEN is working all the morning, and he receives a call from MELISSA. She wants to meet him to pass one more night. They return to Bistro Restaurant. Nº03 EP. Nº3 SC. EXT. LOC:BISTRO RESTAURANT. NIGHT MELISSA and OWEN, are in the restaurant, talking about the case. After that, MELISSA invites him to drink something in her house. Nº03 EP. Nº4 SC. INT. LOC:MELISSA HOUSE. NIGHT MELISSA prepares some cocktails, and they start a long conversation. They have sex and at mid-night, OWEN wakes up, he needs something to drink. Going to the kitchen, he starts to read some documents in the table. He can’t believe it, this documents talk about him, about his life. He is adopted! After that, he leaves MELISSA house. Nº03 EP. Nº6 SC. INT. LOC:ALFRED HOUSE. MID-DAY OWEN wakes up in the sofa of ALFRED house. They start to talk, and OWEN starts to ask him about what he discovered.

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Nº03 EP. Nº7 SC. INT. LOC:OFFICE. AFTERNOON OWEN can’t believe the situation, and calls MELISSA. She arrives, and they’re talking about the case, MELISSAS one. OWEN acts as if he didn’t know the truth. Suddenly, they listen something outside. CHRYSTOPHER WIRE appears. At lobby, they start to talk and CHRYSTOPHER become aggressive. The truth is on the table. He takes his gun, and they talk about their past. MELISSA, in the middle, acts playing the role of mediator. Finally, WIRE shoots OWEN.

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STEP OUTLINE EPISODE FOUR

SYNOPSIS The fourth chapter is fixed by the redemption and the drama. Chrystopher Wire shot OWEN, who has been seriously injured. The good news is that he overcomes the shot and he’s alive. Thanks to this fact, Chrystopher returns to prison and MELISSA leaves the idea of revenge, sharing a beautiful and routine love story with the detective, OWEN Tyler. STEP OUTLINE

Nº04 EP. Nº1 SC. INT. LOC:HOSPITAL. NIGHT OWEN wakes up in a hospital, after the accident (Chrystopher shoot him on a leg) and sees MELISSA behind him... OWEN, confused by the accident, have many question for her, in order to put a little bit of order in his mind. What means “all that is your fault”?, is one of the key sentences, that he remembers. MELISSA tries to avoid the questionnaire of OWEN, suggesting that he must take a rest. Few hours later the nurse gives to him the medical high, with the diagnosis.

Nº04 EP. Nº2 SC. INT. LOC:ALFRED HOUSE.MORNING ALFRED carries OWEN to his house, and tries to calm the doubts of OWEN. He’s shocked due to the situation, and ALFRED argues that his father will be always, his father. Doesn’t matter who was the biological one. Someone, MELISSA, is knocking at the door. She apologizes what she did, and she confess her feelings. She falls in love about him. However, OWEN wants to understand, he ask about MELISSA reasons. MELISSA tells him that she made this entire thing to make him know he was adopted. Because she find information by chance, and decide to give to him, find it first, and he thought that she was laying

about him all this but he him.

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SCRIPT OF EPISODE ONE

01 1 EXT.: STREET. AFTERNOON Two men are running down a street. THE THIEF turns into an alley. When the POLICE MEN tries to catch up him, he jumps the wall and run away… OWEN (27, educated in an orphanage, he follow the goal of overcoming his father as police men) is waiting him just on the corner.

POLICE ONE Stop running! Both are running down the street, the police stop trying to shoot, but he regret.

POLICE ONE (Shout) Freeze!!

The police lost him when he jumps a wall. The thief runs trusted he is safe. Just right there, at the corner is OWEN. OWEN (laughging) Well done…your plan was been perfect: the rubbery, the diamonds…the girl…Oh! Yes, the girl… Women always in the middle…and what better that force her to come whit you there, wait till police came, and then you would shoot her, everybody will thought was the police…and you would run away with your present: The eye of Thusembërg, the only red diamond in the world. Pause; they look each other. OWEN stills pointing him with the weapon. OWEN Yes, your plan was been very well till the moment you lose your mind with that girl… (Smiling) What how do I know? Couse she is a POLICE WOMEN… Stupid waste of the space!

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Here OWEN, I´ve got the suspect. Alley south of the 23 with the street Roat. (by radio) While the POLICE is talking, the robber is pulling a gun…Suddenly a sounds a shoot…

01 1 INT.: OFFICE. NIGHT OWEN is seen picking up his desk, turning off the light, put on his hat and coat, preparing to leave. But someone of FBI, come to congratulate him. CHRISTOPHER WIRE Hello DETECTIVE TAYLER, my name is CHRISTOPHER WIRE, I’m from the FBI Justice Department.

OWEN Hello, Mr WIRE, nice to meet you… May I help you? WIRE Oh! Doesn’t matter. I’m here just to congratulate you for your mission today…We were chasing this guy for several months. I don’t know yet how could you catch him…

OWEN is picking up his things. OWEN Oh, not take this wrong, but if I reveal my secret, people would not hire me.

WIRE by the Owens answer, laughs. WIRE I see…Well, my sincerely congratulation. And if you are interesting in evolve…just call me. WIRE gives him his card. OWEN I´ll take it into account…

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01 2 EXT.:RED STREET. NIGHT OWEN is talking with a prostitute who seems to know. He’s ready to hire their services ...

PROSTITUTE Hi! MR. COP, We began to miss you, honey… Don’t you?

The PROSTITUTE come to him and starts to flirt.

OWEN Only your services… I thought you were a professional… PROSTITUTE And I am… Although I think this week I have been a bad girl ...Are you gonna frisked me? OWEN You’re wasting my time… What is our bedroom today? PROSTITUTE Humm… don’t wanna play? Fallow me…I´ll make you change your mind.

01 3 INT.: RED STREET BEDROOM. NIGHT Passionate sex scene. 01 4 INT.: RED STREET BEDROOM. DAWN This prostitute, frequented by OWEN, falls asleep in the hotel, while OWEN is dressing. He leaves a note on the table, thanking and telling her that her services will be required soon. He leaves the money and goes out. On the note he writes: “Thanks for your services; You´re always there… Remember just sex, don’t love. Here is your money. Don’t worry, there are more than usually, but you deserve it…” OWEN (whispering) 22


This fucking bitch is falling in love… fuck! 01 5INT.: OFFICE. MID-DAY After a night of uninhibited, OWEN returns to his office to resolve accumulated paperwork. After two hours of documentation and several cafes (OWEN appears tired, with several coffees glasses on the table),he realizes that someone is arguing with his assistant at the entrance to his office. ASSISTANT Do you have an appointment with MR. OWEN?

MELISSA Yes, but don’t disturb me. I don’t need your help, simple assistant! With a frivolous pose of superiority (dressed elegantly, some smug, enigmatic hat, smoking a cigarette fine), she shall enter into to the office MELISSA How are you, DETECTIVE OWEN? ASSITANT Sorry sir, I can’t do anything to prevent. OWEN Don’t worry, now please, let us alone. Submissive, the assistant leaves the room. I don’t expect anybody. I’m OWEN TYLOR. Please, take a sit. What’s your name? MELISSA Thank you, detective OWEN! I came to seek your services because I don’t know where my husband is. He left our residence; after I discover he had sex with my little sister, and I think he stole part of my family heritage.

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OWEN OWEN writes down all the information while they talk. Ok, now I’m a little bit busy. Give me a few hours, to work on it. I call you back tomorrow. 01 6 INT.: OFFICE. EVENING MELISSA leaves, and OWEN, explore in solitude for a couple of hours, the case of this woman. Next day, he will discuss how it will undertake the research. 01 7 EXT.: ISOLATED STREET. NIGHT MELISSA is on a lonely road where she will find a man… MELISSA You're all set. You will have news soon. Finally, each one goes in separate ways.

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Script episode two 02. 1. INT. ABBEY. AFTERNOON MELISSA is entering into the convent. A nun guides her… ALICE LEVARD (16), MELISSA’ sister, is a tall and an interested person. SISTER MELISSA I didn’t expect you! Nobody told me, what are you doing here?

MELISSA LEVARD (25), is a woman-confident and aware of who is beautiful and desired she is. MELISSA Actually, I shouldn’t after what you did. MELISSA says, looking her nails. SISTER So… don’t you come to see me… MELISSA Of course, not to see you, only that I wantis to be sure that you were still enclosed, honey. SISTER ALICE will wipe the smile off his face. Well, so, you can go now! That’s enough for me! ALICE stands up. MELISSA No, wait a second, I’ve gotta something to tell you.

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SISTER ALICE raised it and irritated. Something to tell me, like what? Like you’re happy that your sister is here enclosed? Forcing me to proclaim God's testimony.Or maybe, all that you want is to get the heritage for you, something like this, Melissa?

MELISSA Stupid bastard! Was you who fucked with my coward husband. Miserable fag! This is nothing that what you deserve. You should be underground! Or that you think is the last thing I think about before bed? I have devised a thousand ways to kill you insolent. SISTER So kill me now! (ALICE shout) MELISSA You wrecked my life, bitch! Now I have nothing. The only thing that keeps me alive is to know how you're suffering here enclosed. Though you have buried, you're dead to me. But I could kill you but you’re my little sister, of course and this is the best for you, fucking bitch... (MELISSA, crying, comes down the corridor of the convent). 02.

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EXT. ABBEY PARKING. AFTERNOON

Melissa leaves the convent andenter into the limo which is waiting. CHRYSTOPHER WIRE CRYSTOPHER WIRE (54), is a person accustomed to anonymity, alcoholic and dependent. He has certain shortcomings and tries to satisfy his needs.

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CHRYSTOPHER WIRE Visiting someone you know? Oh, darling don’t tell me you come to see your missing sister. (He laughs) MELISSA What do you want Wire? I thought was clear that I didn’t wanna see you. CRISTOPHER WIRE Oh, let’s see!,the girl has now become in a rebel ... Calm down and keep your claws down. I'm here to help you. You should know that yourcontact is not playing fair. MELISSA What do you mean? What are you talking about?

CHRYSTOPHER hands her an envelope. CRISTOPHER WIRE Find out yourself, meantime, this car will take you home.

MELISSA (MELISSA opens the envelope and is surprised) It can´t be possible...

02 3 INT. RED STREET BEDROOM. MORNING OWEN wakes up late in his usual club. Drunk and dazed,abandoned the place and goes to his office. But not before taking a look at the girl and leave the money on the table, sighing.

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02 4 INT. MELISSA HOUSE. MORNING MELISSA, nervous, calls her contact to follows her plan. MELISSA I need to meet you tonight. I have new information. She hangs up. 02 5 INT. OFFICE. MID-DAY Owen is reviewing the documentation in the case of Melissa anddecided to call it... OWEN Owen Tyler (27), educated in an orphanage, he follow the goal of overcoming his father as police men. Melissa, I am studying your case and have found some things that not fit, could see us for lunch? MELISSA Yes, of course. Frightened, she hangs up.

02 6 EXT. BISTRO RESTAURANT. MID-DAY OWEN sat at the table, appears to see Melissa, and makes a sign... OWEN Good afternoon Miss LEVARD! Thanks for coming. MELISSA Never mind, tell me what happens. Anything new about the case? Any complications? OWEN I don´t hope so, I expect you have the solution. The day of thedisappearance of your husband, where were you exactly?

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MELISSA I told you, I was at home, he took the things and left. OWEN I understand ... So, why initially you told me that when you arrived home, he was not there? And where is the letter he left?

MELISSA Oh! I have the letter just right here, sorry, I forgot to bring you. You will not suggesting that I have anything to do with all this... MELISSA starts flirting and hands him the letter placing his hand on him. OWEN I don’t know, I just doing my job. OWEN receives a call, interrupting the conversation and nods all times Sorry, I have to back at the office. MELISSA Anything related to my case? OWEN We'll find out soon. Could you meet in another moment? MELISSA It may seem daring, but if you want, we could meet tonight at my house. OWEN Okay, I just hope not to bother you too much. OWEN, says goodbye and leaves Melissa alone. 29


2 7 INT. OFFICE. AFTERNOON/NIGHT In the office, he finds an envelope on his desk, where you will come across information related to your past. Owen opened the envelope, and nervous. 02 8 INT. MELISSA HOUSE. NIGHT MELISSA receives OWEN, dressed to seduce. They sit down and begin to eat, while Melissa keeps detective cup not empty. And she isfinally kissed by the detective, in the farewell. OWEN Goodnight Miss LEVARD. MELISSA She walks up to Owen and smiles. Welcome DETC. TAYLER don’t be silly and stop such formality you can call me about you... OWEN Oh, in that case, you ... you can too ... OWEN nervous, he looks away, and decides to sit. OWEN Do we sit down? I am so hungry!

MELISSA (Disappointed) Yeah, sorry...

There is an ellipsis where they are seen finishing dinner.

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02.08B. INT. MELISSA´S HOUSE. NIGHT

OWEN has a more excited because MELISSA's advances and winedrunk. She gets up and picks up the dishes.

MELISA Let me bring the dessert. OWEN Oh! Yes, of course, if ... OWEN was suddenly silent and stared at it. MELISSA Are you okay? OWEN Eh? ... Yeah, sorry that I had never seen such beautiful eyes like you ... MELISSA seizing the moment, he decides to come and kiss. OWEN Em ... I think ... I think you should go ... MELISSA Sorry, sorry, it´s my fault, was not intended... OWEN Doesn´t motter…Is too late…and maybe I should go now… MELISSA Sorry OWEN, I didn´t do anything that would bother ... OWEN

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(Smiling) Oh..no ... has not bothered me, was ... a perfect evening, thank you.

2. 9 EXT. DARK STREET. NIGHT MELISSA meets with the person helping you. He pulls out a gun and shoot. MELISSA So now dating me dead? CONTACTO I felt more secure... MELISSA Are you sure? Why, you got something to hide? Is there anything I should know?

CONTACTO How? I ... if you called me to tell news... MELISSA Yes, that's true, and I have it... but I think you're lying... CONTACT HE is certainly nervous and shaky voice. Did I lie? On what.. I don´t... I don´t understand what you mean lady... MELISSA You're lying ... again She pulls out a gun and shoots ...

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SCRIPT EPISODE TWREE: “Underground”

03. 1. EXT.: ISOLETED STREET. NIGHT MELISSA is still at the isolated street with her contact. (She shot in the floor close to him)The contact, afraid, continues to talk with her. MELISSA gives to him a second chance and she, go back to home. MELISSA Next time, I will not have so mercy…the second shoot, will be in your balls.

CONTACT Miss, was needed… I swear next time I´ll avoid it.

MELISSA I hope so, especially for the benefit of your descendants… (She laughs)

Nº03 EP. Nº2 SC. INT. LOC: OFFICE. MID-DAY OWEN is working and he receives a call from MELISSA. She wants to meet him to pass one more night. They return to Bistro Restaurant.

OWEN Picking up the phone Hi? Dect TYLER.

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MELISSA Im MELISSA, maybe we need to meet again, something is wrong…

OWEN Something wrong? Meaning? Are you ok?

MELISSA Yes…it’s only that I need to talk about something…

OWEN Ok. We can meet here in one hour.

MELISSA No, better in a public place…The other day restaurant, is ok?

OWEN All right! See u there.

Nº03 EP. Nº3 SC. EXT. LOC:BISTRO RESTAURANT. NIGHT MELISSA and OWEN, are in the restaurant, talking about the case and MELISSA worries. After that, MELISSA invites him to drink something in her house.

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The scene begins after lunch. During a pause MELISSA tell him why they are there: She wants to talk about the other day kiss.

OWEN So...what was that you are worry about?

MELISSA Look… really was because I wanted to see you…

OWEN To see me? What do you mean? MELISSA, if that is about the other day… I´m so…

MELISSA Oh! No…or well maybe yes..I don’t know… Look, I’m confused, I think you liked me, but I’m still married…

OWEN MELISSA… that’s very complicated… And I’m here just to help you to find your husband…

MELISSA Yes, I know, but what happens if now I’m not in love? Let me a chance, I know I liked you…

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MELISSA Ok, I understand, maybe this is so much… Could you take me home? My taxi left.

OWEN Fine, let’s go.

Nº03 EP. Nº4 SC. INT. LOC: MELISSA HOUSE. NIGHT THEY arrive to MELISSA’s house. Then she asks him to stay. He accepts. MELISSA prepares some cocktails, and they start a long conversation, about the case, that end talking about their relation. MELISSA guides the conversation until the point she wants: him.

MELISSA Thanks for listening me… OWEN Well, I understand that know this should be a difficult moment for you… But about the last night, MELISSA… I want to do it…I mean, I want to try, but is difficult to stay in this position for me, and I hope you get it…I need some time to take order, I’m sure you’re husband will appear and… MELISSA So? Back to my fake marriage? Do like he, didn’t fuck my little sister? Come on... I just want to find him to take my properties back, I don’t love him… Nobody could love someone like him… This is because I want to be free, you like me OWEN… Spend the night with me… 36


OWEN Ok, sorry. I didn’t wanna say this… I´ll stay. Nº03 EP. Nº5 SC. INT. LOC: MELISSA HOUSE. NIGHT OWEN wakes up, and takes a drink. Going to the kitchen, he starts to read some documents in the table. He can’t believe it, this documents talk about him, about his life. He is adopted! After that, he leaves MELISSA house. 03 6 INT.: ALFRED HOUSE. MID-DAY OWEN wakes up in the sofa of Alfred house. ALFRED ALFRED TYLER (52), is a patient, calm and intelligent shave men. Hey, OWEN, what are you doing here? Are you okay? OWEN He stands up and he looks him sadly. Alfred, I have a big problem. I’ve discovered that a client is laying me, I don’t know why, she has information about me. Alfred, since when you now I’m adopted? Tell me, how long did you know? ALFRED … I know from the beginning, OWEN. Your father was imprisoned, and I guess that maybe the adoption was the good choice. It’s better like this. OWEN Better like this, to whom? Why my real father was imprisoned? He kills someone? ALFRED It’s not my task, to talk about that with you. It’s your father obligation. Ask him! OWEN Hopefully, but I ignore. Although I desired, I can’t recognize him. 37


ALFRED One day, OWEN, one day… OWEN But… Alfred is gone, leaving OWEN with the word in the mouth.

03 7 INT.: OFFICE. AFTERNOON OWEN can’t believe the situation, and calls MELISSA. During the conversation, he acts like he ignores the truth. He wants to understand why MELISSA does what she does. ASSISTANT MELISSA is here. OWEN Let her enter. MELISSA Hello Detc. OWEN. OWEN OK, seat down. I was investigating your case, and I think you’re right. Your husband slept with your sister, and it exist the risk of loose your heritage. First, we must put certain aspect directly with the justice. I recommend you to be divorced. And know, I want you take a look, to this dossier. This is the last movements of the account. It seems, he’s doing a long travel, fleeing from you. MELISSA I don’t wonder, he never was a true man. I always did the entire bad job and of course, I must act as a fragile woman face to the society, because he must be the men. You know what I mean…

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03 8 INT.: OFFICE. AFTERNOON

Some minutes later… Something is happening in the lobby. OWEN goes out and checks the situation. OWEN Who are you? And why you interrupt the peace of my office? CHRYSTOPHER You didn’t recognize me? OWEN Yes, you are an FBI agent.

CHRYSTOPHER Don’t make me laugh. You know what I’m talking about. I have a score to settle with your father, and you will pay what your “father” did to me. MELISSA No, please, STOP! CHRYSTOPHER All that, it’s your fault! And suddenly, CHRYSTOPHER shoots to OWEN, twice.

END OF CHAPTER TWREE.

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SCRIPT EPISODE FOUR

04 1 INT.: HOSPITAL. NIGHT OWEN and MELISSA are in the hospital. Chrystopher shoot him on a leg. OWEN is unconscious. MELISSA is wetting.

OWEN What…? MELISSA? What happened? Where am I?

MELISSA Shuuu…don’t worry, now you have to rest.. We are on the hospital, because this FBI agent, Wire, shoot you…

OWEN MELISSA…what did Wire want to mean whit “all that is your fault”?

MELISSA Oh! Come on! OWEN, even at the hospital you have to be interrogating? You need to relax, yesterday was a strong day…

OWEN MELISSA, I feel very good, it was a fucking shoot on my leg, I think I’m perfectly able to know what I’m saying…!!

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MELISSA A fucking shoot on your leg thanks to I jump into him… So remember that point! And now you need no rest, and then, we will talk, but there is nothing more to say about it…

04 2 INT.: HOSPITAL. NIGHT

Few hours later the nurse gives to him the medical high. Was a shoot near to the leg, nothing important.

04 3 INT.: ALFRED HOUSE. MORNING. ALFRED takes OWEN to his hose, and try to talk about his problem. ALFRED You looks like so down, are you ok? OWEN Eh?...Mm..I just was thinking about this incredible situation… about my past…Suddenly I hear that my real father was a corrupt agent and a murdered…and even without know him, he try to kill me… ALFRED OWEN…I hope that this situation, don’t change anything: your father always was Noah Tyler…doesn’t matter, all you have in common with the murderer, are the genes, but a real father is who be with you at your baseball match, when you need help, when you needed support…when you was happiest, was Noah who were there. Don’t forget this, because this is which make you who you are.

OWEN You are right unc., you are right.

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Someone is knocking the door: is MELISSA.

ALFRED I think you have guest… (Shouting) Oh, darling, came in… (to MELISSA)

MELISSA Oh! OWEN… are you ok? Oh! I’m so sorry about said yesterday…I really loved you, and I would like to try something with you… OWEN It’s Ok, MELISSA, it’s Ok… But before anything, you must tell me a few things…

MELISSA Sure!

OWEN Did you really know this man, Chrystopher, or however he calls?

MELISSA He made me thought by the beginning that his intentions was right. He told me that he only wants to recover the contact whit his own child…I never thought that he was laying me… Sorry… the only fact to think about to lose you…was enough to realize me that I love you…

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OWEN Well, I will need some time to trust you again, Melissa…

MELISSA Listen, OWEN, I did all this because they sent me an envelope with the information about your past, and believed that if I directly tell you, you´ll be so angry with me, sorry ... I really love you

OWEN Please don’t tell me you love me like anything was happen!!… All your husband case was a fucking lie?? Or there is anything true? And how I´m gonna believe you love me knowing that you was laying me, making me wasting all my time looking for an inexistent man?

MELISSA What?! How dare you say that I cheated you on something like this? Of course my husband’s case is real, crap! And while you are here asking me, he still alive anywhere whit all my family money! OWEN, I only pretend to help you like you were helping me… Sorry if I made a mistake… Tomorrow you will have a check on your desk. Thank for your services.

MELISSA turns around crying, whit the intention to leave. OWEN calls and stopped her, taking her arm.

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OWEN MELISSA sorry. You are right; excuse me for dude of you… Doesn’t matter, I understand your pose… Now, I just want to forget all this... Will you be able to excuse me?

MELISSA Well, I will need some time to trust you again, OWEN…

Chrystopher which was held by those present is taken by the authorities. In addition, Melissa and OWEN, begin a relationship that ends in marriage.

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