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LIGHTNING ROD
Episode 301

Written by: Tom J. Astle



TEASER

FADE IN:

1          MONTAGE – NIGHT

A HAND uses magnets to put a child’s crayon drawing of a thunderstorm up on a refrigerator door.  The distant sound of thunder threatens . . .

FI (V.O.)

                              The power of attraction –electricity,

                              Magnetism—isn’t just about electrons.

I think people have it too.

 

          A LOUNGE-LIZZARD GUY winks at camera and mouths “call me.”

 

                                                          FI (V.O.)  (CONT’D)

                                       Uh . . . some more than others.

          FOOTAGE OF A LIGHTNING STORM AT NIGHT.

 

                                                          FI (V.O.) (CONT’D)

                                       Like, some people attract friends,

                                       Others attract luck . . .With me, it’s

                                       Paranormal stuff.  Face it—if

                                       Weirdness were lightning, by now

                                       I’d be toast

 

1A      INT.           FI’S BEDROOM – NIGHT

          FI works at her computer as the storm rages outside.

 

                                                          FI (V.O.)  (CONT’D)

                                       Sure, I look hard to find weird

                                       Things . . . but is there an energy in

                                       me that attracts the paranormal?

                                       And if that’s true, there must be other

people like me.

 

          LIGHTNING flashes.  Fi walks to the rain-streaked window.

 

                                                          FI (V.O.) (CONT’D)

                                       Because I’ve seen too much to believe

                                       That lightning never strikes twice

 

Then, a DOUBLE LIGHTNING FLASH:          the first revealing FI reflected in the window glass.

THE SECOND FLASH illuminates Fi again, but this time, she is not alone: a SECOND GIRL is reflected in the glass, facing FI, as if in the room

With her . . . shadowy, revealed too briefly to identify. . but there.

As the image fades to black and THUNDER rumbles in the distance . . .

 

                                                                                          CUT TO:

 

 

END OF TEASER

ACT ONE