ROSWELL: WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "The Witness" - TEASER - 07/17/02

TEASER

  1 INT. LIZ PARKER'S BEDROOM - NIGHT

Liz is dressed in her night attire, sitting on her bed, leaning against the pillows propped against the headboard. She is writing in her journal.

LIZ (VO)
Wednesday, March 1st. Yesterday I was pouring my heart and soul into this journal about my separation from Max, but was able to work out a solution and end on a note of hope. Now, just one day later, I'm wondering if I should be writing in this journal at all. If maybe I should hide it some place far away from any connection to me, or worse, destroy it. I'm not sure I'm strong enough to give up my refuge, my source to express my innermost feelings and work out my biggest problems, but I also can't put Max, Michael and Isabel at risk. There's a part of me that refuses to believe that my parents would really invade my privacy so intrusively by reading my journal. If they do, they are not the people I've always thought they were.
(beat as she glances at a family portrait on her dresser)
Is Michael just being paranoid? Did he just misinterpret what he heard? Am I at fault? Did my recent behavior push them to this limit? Is trust really that fragile? I hate all these secrets so much that there's another part of me that wants them to read my journal, so I won't have to keep deceiving them, but I can't let that part of me make this decision.
(beat)
Oh, Max, how I wish your arms were around me, comforting me, right now. I can think more clearly when I'm calm and I could make a more rational decision. If only your wish could come true and we could find a way to be togther. I really need you right now.

Cut to:

  2 INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - SAME

Isabel is lying on her bed. She has the school newspaper picture of Kyle in front of her.

ISABEL
(to herself)
OK, Valenti, let's give you another chance to surprise me.

Isabel puts her finger on the picture and closes her eyes. We don't see what he's dreaming because she breaks from it immediately.

ISABEL
(irritated)
Baseball again!?

Cut to:

  3 INT. LIZ PARKER'S BEDROOM - CONTINUOUS

Liz is putting her journal into its hiding place behind the loose brick in the wall. She stops by her desk, picks up the heart-shaped picture frame with Max's picture inside and carries it to her night stand. She places it next to her clock, so it will be the first thing she sees when she wakes in the morning. She then crawls under her blankets and closes her eyes.

Cut to:

  4 INT. ISABEL EVANS'S BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER

Isabel is still lying on her bed. This time she's looking through a fashion magazine. There is a knock on her door.

ISABEL
Come in.

Max enters. It's obvious from the look on his face that he has something on his mind.

ISABEL (cont'd)
What's up?

MAX
Um ... I was just wondering something.

ISABEL
Wondering what?

MAX
Do you know if you can take someone with you on a dreamwalk?

ISABEL
(astonished, she had no idea this was coming)
I have no idea. I've never tried it before.
(thoughtfully)
You ve got it bad, don t you?

MAX
What do you mean?

ISABEL
You re always warning me not to dreamwalk Liz, so I'm a little surprised that you would want to.

MAX
Who said it was ...

He stops at Isabel s give it a rest look.

ISABEL
You must really miss her if you re willing to do this.

MAX
(looks down, slightly embarrassed)
I do ... I know it's sort of like an invasion of privacy, but it s been so hard. I just thought ... I just thought it would be the next best thing if I could hold a dream version of Liz-
(looks back at Isabel)
Can I do that? Can I interact with the dream version of Liz

ISABEL
(nodding)
Yeah, you can hold her.
(teasing)
I'm not sure about anything more physical, though. I've never tried, say ... kissing someone in their dreams. But that doesn't mean you can't.
(smiling)
This sounds like it might be fun.

Max seems uncomfortable.

ISABEL (cont'd)
(noticing his discomfort)
What?

MAX
Um ... You won t be um ... you know ...

ISABEL
Watching? No, don't worry, I won't watch.

Max visibly relaxes.

ISABEL (cont'd)
But you have to tell me if it works. If you can ... do more than hold the dream version of Liz.
(at Max s hesitation)
Without going into detail.

MAX
(nods)
OK, it's a deal.

ISABEL
When did you want to try it?

MAX
(looking at her hopefully)
Now? It s 11:30; she s probably sleeping by now.

ISABEL
I suppose this is as good a time as any.

Isabel sits up and moves to the edge of her bed.

MAX
What do I have to do?

ISABEL
First I need a picture of Liz.

He pulls his wallet out of his pants pocket and removes Liz's picture. He sits beside her on the bed as he hands the picture to her.

ISABEL (cont d)
Now, take my hand.

She extends her hand and he takes it; she keeps her other hand on the picture.

ISABEL (cont'd)
OK, you need to clear your mind of everything but Liz.
(giving him a wry smile)
Do you think you can handle that?

MAX
(returning her smile)
I think I can manage.

They both concentrate on Liz.

Cut to Liz's dream:

  5 INT. HALLWAY - TIME OF DAY INDETERMINATE

Liz is walking down a corridor with an endless amount of doors. Doors which, when she opens them, lead to empty rooms with another door, which lead to another corridor with endless amounts of doors. The corridors have a kind of double reflection (mirror on mirror effect) which gives the impression of infinity. Liz keeps opening doors, looking for something, or someone, becoming more frantic by the minute. Then she calls out.

LIZ
(beseechingly)
Max! Max! Where are you? I need you! Please, Max, tell me whereyou are!

Max and Isabel enter her dream. They do not see her, but can hear her calling for him. He runs toward the sound of her voice and calls out; Isabel stays behind.

MAX
Liz! Liz!

Cut to Liz, who hears him and runs toward his voice. She opens the next door and he is on the other side. She runs into his arms, resting her head on his shoulder.

MAX
It's OK. I'm here. I'm here.

LIZ
I knew you would come.

She lifts her head from his shoulder and looks into his eyes.

LIZ (cont'd)
I can always count on you.

He breaks their embrace to cup her face with his hands.

MAX
Yes, you can. You can always count on me. I will always be here for you. I will always come for you. Nothing can keep us apart.

They kiss. A deep, passionate, loving, soul-searching kiss. The corridors and doors disappear; Max and Liz are standing in a field with the most incredible rainbow arched across the sky above them. Isabel is caught unawares, and sees them in their loving embrace. As promised, she turns around to give them privacy.

ISABEL
(to herself)
Guess I don't have to ask if kissing is possible.

She sits on the grass.

ISABEL
(to herself)
Might as well get comfortable; we're obviously gonna be here awhile.

Max and Liz continue to kiss in the background.

END TEASER