MIGHT HAVE BEEN - "Take Me To Your Leader" - TEASER - 09/28/05
For a reminder of previous episodes see:
Previously on Roswell ...
and Previously on Roswell: What Might Have Been ...
EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - DAY
Tess is in a secluded part of the quad, on a cell phone. She is
pacing back and forth. Her body language and facial expression
indicates she is confused, agitated, and hurt.
I don't understand ... why wouldn't she jump at the chance? Why isn't she as excited
as I am ... we are? What did I do wrong?
MALE VOICE (ON PHONE)
What did she say?
INT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - EMPTY CLASSROOM - SAME
Max, Michael, Isabel, Liz, Maria, and Alex are at the front of the
empty classroom. Alex, Maria, and Michael are seated at some desks,
Max and Liz are leaning against the teacher's desk, and Isabel is
pacing between them. Her body language indicates that she too is
"I'll get back to you." Never in a million years would I have dreamed that that would be my response when meeting the one person in the world who can answer the questions that have haunted me my whole life!
(rising from his chair and leaning on his desk)
"My whole life"? Don't you mean our whole lives?
Especially since you were speaking for all of us when you said "I'll
get back to you".
I'm sorry, Michael. It all came as a shock; I didn't
know what to say. And it's not as if we can't go back and say "Take us
to your leader." It doesn't look like she's going anywhere soon.
Alex gets up and puts his arm around Isabel. She leans on him. Max
steps in before tempers start to flare.
Look, you're both right. This does affect all of us, so
it's a good thing Isabel bought us some time so we can come to a
What's there to decide? After waiting for answers for
ten years this is no time to form a committee. We should be running
after Tess right now.
Running where? Into a trap? How do you know you can
trust Nasedo, especially after our dreamwalk?
A look of frustration crosses Michael's face. Isabel looks
scared. Alex jumps in to the conversation.
Before anyone runs anywhere, you better hear what I
found out about our Desert Man.
They all look at Alex expectantly.
His name is Lt. Alejandro Gomez, he worked at the Eagle
Rock military base, and he was in charge of something called
... Operation Pohlman Ranch.
He pauses as everyone reacts to the name.
Pohlman Ranch!? Our Pohlman Ranch?
I suspect so, but the Pohlman Ranch file is encrypted
so I can't say for sure what the operation is.
No, but we can all make a pretty good guess.
They all solemnly nod their agreement.
Any more good news?
More news, none of it good. He's dead. As of January
Isn't that just before the Whirlwind symbol was set off in Frazier Woods?
Three days before.
OK, I'm not buying that as a coincidence.
How did he die?
Undetermined ... but a sergeant went missing the same
day, so they suspect foul play.
Is anyone else noticing a pattern?
Yeah ... it seems every time we learn something about
this guy it involves ... death.
(addressing Max, Isabel, and Michael)
You might want to think twice before walking up and
Don't tell me, let me guess. You want us to act like
nothing has happened; to behave normally, or at least our version of
It's worked for us so far.
(before Michael can respond)
We need to learn as much as we can about them--their
strengths and weaknesses. Isabel, when you made contact did you sense
anything about Tess's abilities?
It didn't feel like Tess is some super-being. Besides,
she's been going to school with us all this time and didn't know who I
was until she shook my hand. She apparently has at least some of the
same limitations as we do ... and there's three of us.
Except she has Nasedo on her side, so they may be
stronger than you.
Does she? Have Nasedo on her side?
Why did Tess need to shake hands with you?
I guess to get a connection, to see if I was ... you
know ... not human.
(following Maria's thought)
But if she knows Nasedo, and Nasedo has been following
you guys ...
Why didn't she already know?
Maybe it was just to confirm what they sensed.
But she was shaking everyone's hand, not just
So why would Nasedo keep what he knew from her?
Unless she's working independently and only knows of
(finishing his thought)
And just said she could introduce him to Isabel to make
her trust her.
(half-heartedly and with a touch of sarcasm)
You know, we could end all this speculation if we just
And how do we know we can trust what she says? We need
more information before approaching them. Isabel bought us time. I
think we should use it.
To do what? Have Alex google Nasedo and Tess for us?
In a manner of speaking. Tess told Isabel that she's
new here, which means she must be enrolled.
Do you think you can access her records?
Piece of cake.
Isabel, I think you should stay away from Tess. She
might try to gain more information from you by contact.
You and Michael should avoid her too.
(at Michael's scowl)
If she senses you two, she'll try to make contact.
Liz and I can pump her for information.
How will you do that without raising her suspicions?
We'll think of something. What does Tess look like?
(gesturing with her hand)
She's about so high ... , blonde, pretty ...
EXT. WEST ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL - QUAD - CONTINUOUS
Tess is still on the phone.
Maybe I'll have better luck with the others. I know she knows at least one of them so
there's a good chance he's here too. I'll keep looking.
MALE VOICE (ON PHONE)
I know, I will.
She hangs up.
END OF TEASER
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