MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Breathing Lessons" - TEASER - 01/26/05
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previously on Roswell and Roswell: What Might Have Been.
INT. UFO CENTER MUSEUM - OFFICE - NIGHT
It's after hours and Max is doing some research on the computer in Milton's office. The monitor shows a March 30th newspaper article on the light-show sightings. Max starts printing out the article. He tenses, aware of something. We see a pair of hands approaching him. Max whirls about and grabs them.
Max pulls Liz toward him and kisses her.
(murmuring against his lips)
If this is what being on alert means I like it. But I thought you could only sense other aliens.
(smiling as he leans in for another kiss)
Could be you're part alien.
Liz gives him gentle kisses along the side of his face until she can whisper in his ear.
I think you should keep checking, just to be safe.
Safe is important.
They kiss again. As they break from the kiss Liz notices the article on the computer monitor and her eyes widen in surprise.
Do you think you should be looking at that with Milton so close?
Before Max can respond, footsteps are heard on the stairs behind them.
Max and Liz turn quickly and the camera pulls back to reveal Milton picking up a Crashdown Café take-out bag from the top of the stairs and carrying it into the office. He's surprised to see Liz there.
Were we expecting company?
No, Liz decided to surprise me.
(reaching out for the take-out bag)
Yes, I knew Max was working late tonight, so I thought you two could use some refreshment.
Liz starts removing food items from the bag and placing them on the desk.
Oh! That is a nice surprise.
Liz was interested in the research you're doing on the light-shows that took place two weeks ago.
Max glances pointedly at Liz as he emphasizes "you're".
Really! Did you see the signals? Weren't they amazing? Not the flying saucers, of course, that was kid stuff, but the spiral symbol ... that was real. I can feel it in every fiber of my being. I just know it must have been a call to the mothership.
Evans! I almost forgot to tell you. We have a name for the symbol--it's an image of the Whirlwind Galaxy!
Both Liz and Max are startled by this news, but try to hide their discomfort at Milton's newfound knowledge.
Where did you get this information?
As you know, I have contacts everywhere, so since I figured the spiral symbol was probably of a galaxy, I sent a copy to all my contacts asking them to compare it to all their spiral galaxy photos, and one of them just got back to me. It's amazing how perfect a match it is! This is monumental, Evans, monumental.
INT. SCOTTY'S BAR AND GRILL - CONTINUOUS
It's a slow night so there are only a few stragglers left. A man in an Army private's uniform is seated at the bar. He apparently has been there awhile and is quite inebriated, muttering to himself, slurring his words. (Note: all of his dialogue in the scene will be slurred.) Larry Trilling is seated in a booth and is watching the private. He gets up and moves over to the bar, sitting on a stool next to the private.
You stationed at Eagle Rock military base?
Good guess, considering it's the only one around here.
Just wondering what brings you here. Don't you guys usually hang out at the Blue Moon?
Depends on what you mean by "you guys".
(takes a sip of his beer)
Apparently wearing the same uniform, going through the same basic training, doesn't make me one of them.
You don't fit in, huh? I know what that's like.
I'm special ... I have special abilities, but they don't appreciate them.
I hear you, man.
No respect. You make one little mistake and they never believe you again.
The private takes another sip of beer.
What was your mistake?
How was I supposed to know you can pick up other people's conversations on a cell phone? I thought it was an intergalactic message. It's possible! They're out there ...
He swings his arm wildly towards Larry, forcing him to lean back so as not to get hit.
I've seen things.
What kind of things?
A bat signal. A spiral bat signal.
You mean the one in the desert?
This was no desert. This was in a high-security vault at the base.
Larry's interest really picks up now.
They've got this silly little metal orb, that they keep in the vault. I swear I saw it shoot off this ... signal ...
His shoots his arm up towards the ceiling in demonstration, causing Larry to flinch.
up to the ceiling, like it was calling for the mothership or something.
Larry is practically foaming at the mouth with excitement.
What did you do?
I did the right thing. I immediately called my sergeant. Course by the time he got there the signal was off.
So he didn't believe you.
(shaking his head)
Nope. No respect.
Don't worry, friend. I believe you.
EXT. SCOTTY'S BAR AND GRILL - PARKING LOT - LATER
Larry is helping the private into his car. They are being watched, but we do not see who is watching them; only a male hand on a steering wheel of the person sitting inside a car as he watches.
END OF TEASER
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