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ADDICT Scene-15-The End!

Updated on March 4, 2012

be set free..

be set free...

Jonah 2:v1-4

2:1 Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God out of the fish's belly,

2:2 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, [and] thou heardst my voice.

2:3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods encompassed me: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

2:4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again towards thy holy temple.

THE NEXT DAY- MONDAY AFTERNOON:

EXT: 76 EAST EXPRESSWAY MUSIC- TUPAC SHAKUR-“PICTURE ME ROLLIN”-LOUD: WE AERIAL SHOT Keith’s Cadillac Escalade EST as it progresses rapidly towards Center City Philly, and The “GAMETIME” meeting. WE PUSH INTO A SHOT of the vehicle THEN WE ENTER the vehicle with Keith vibeing to the music without a care in the world. Keith briefly glances in the rearview and sees Angel Darcy holding her twins! (MUSIC STOPS ABRUPTLY)

KEITH

(startled)

JESUS CHRIST!

ANGEL DARCY

No, big shot just Darcy and the twins. Look man, you’re really about to blow it big time, I know what you’re thinking you got everything a man could ever want, fancy smancy cars, big house, a hot wife that wants it all the time, no way you’re giving all that up just because some dead white chick and a couple dead babies came to visit you. (beat) You wanna’ keep your eyes on the road there sport (beat) just listen. You want to know why my husband wasn’t sent to you? (beat) Because he is totally cut off from the Father. Do you know why he wasn’t allowed into the Kingdom? Because of obsession that’s why. Now I know what his big crusade to take down “GAMETIME” was all about. He just wanted everything you and your roadies have. I guess he figured if he couldn’t join guys like you, then he would try to beat guys like you.( beat) Man of God you don’t even want to know how he got so much dirt on you guys! (beat) Now go say goodbye to your friend M.J. (beat) As for Jake, let’s just say God is not through with him yet either. (beat) Now go do the right thing, because if me and my girls have to roll up on you one more time (beat) YOU’RE GOING TO BE IN BIG TROUBLE MISTER! Angel Darcy, and the twins disappear. Keith now remembers an experience that he had in the past. He visualizes a past altercation with a crack head female.

CRACK HEAD FEMALE

You’ll get yours one day cause God don’t like Ugly…Keith realizes that if he does not decide to re-submit to the will of God in his life, those words will prove to be prophetic.

DISSOLVE:

INT: GAMETIME HEADQUATERS- CONFERENCE ROOM

WE DISSOVLE INTO A SHOT of the conference room and observe Keith, M.J. and Jake all sitting around a conference table.

KEITH

(sullen)

I can’t do this anymore.

M.J.

Do what Black?

KEITH

This GAMETIME crap.

JAKE

What the hell are you talking about man, we are about to go public with this thing.

KEITH

(harsh whisper)

Look here’s the deal Jake, that kid reporter over at the “JOURNAL,” that got whacked with his pregnant wife, who you think did that thing? We did that thing!

M.J.

Screw that! Let’s keep it real, I did that thing Black all you said was that you have mouths to feed, and you’re not feeling that reporter sniffing up our butt’s that’s all. (beat) As for me, who do you think gave T the heads up on that fool, and like I already told you Black, my people got all that kid’s dirt that he had on us (beat)and when I find out who that poor white trash bastard’s source was, I’m having that rat bastard done too.

JAKE

HEY YO! “Psycho Boy” do you know you’re talking about conspiracy to commit murder, that’s hard time you imbecile!

M.J.

Oh come on Snake; don’t go all officer of the court on me, as for his wife, that was just collateral damage.

JAKE

COLLATERAL DAMAGE! (beat) THIS ISN’T SOME SECOND RATE MOB MOVIE! (beat) YOU FREAK OF NATURE! YOU ARE SCREWED M.J.! SERIOUSLY SCREWED!

M.J.

WHAT IS THIS I AM SCREWED CRAP! WE’RE A TEAM! WHAT IS THIS “I” CRAP!

Keith remains silent.

JAKE

Lets all just calm down (beat) so if I am hearing this all correctly, Black basically you just turned a “blind eye” to the situation and kept your mouth shut, correct?

Keith only response is a nod of the head, yes.

M.J.

That’s right, Black didn’t have anything to do with it. It was T, the Chinaman, and me. That’s it and it’s “ding dong the witch is dead” for those two pricks! So what’s said here, stays here, and it is back to business as usual!

KEITH

Not for me, to Hell with it, someone has got to do time for what happened to that family, and that someone is me.(beat) Jake what kind of time am I looking at here?

JAKE

Are you serious?

M.J.

YO BLACK WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?

KEITH

SHUT THE HELL UP M.J. OR I WILL JUMP OVER THIS TABLE, AND HURT YOUR PSYCHOTIC BEHIND! NOW SNAKE TELL ME HOW MUCH TIME! I AM THROUGH WITH THIS CRAP!

JAKE

Failure to do your civic duty, nine months to a year tops, no record, pillar of the community, I’ll probably get you off completely.

KEITH

No, I don’t want to get off; someone has to be held accountable.

M.J

Keith don’t do this man, please don’t do this, we worked our butt’s off.

KEITH

We lied, we stole, we cheated, and we committed murder...I’m done!

M.J.

Yo, fella’s I can’t do time, I won’t do time!

JAKE

I thought as much, you coward (beat) look if you’re not going to do the time, then I strongly suggest you get in the wind and don’t ever come back.

M.J.

What do you mean don’t ever come back?

JAKE

I mean you and all of your billions of dollars leave the United States of America and never come back, because as an officer of the court I am obligated to have your “lilly white” butt thrown in jail for conspiracy to commit murder. ANY OTHER STUPID QUESTIONS?

M.J.

You ungrateful little Jew bastard. (beat) What was I suppose to do, just let that little punk take us under?

JAKE

You were supposed to get the kid fired you freaking sociopath! Not wipe him, and his entire family out! (beat) Now get ghost, before I dial 911, or better yet, I’ll call Sarah.

WE TRACK M.J. as he gets up, walks to the door, and then abruptly turns around, revealing a Glock semi-automatic pistol in his hand. A LONG SHOT shows M.J. begin to point the gun first at Jake then at Keith side arm gangster style.

JAKE (CONT’D)

PUT THE GUN DOWN! YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SHOOT ANYBODY! YOU PUNK! NOW PUT IT DOWN M.J!!

WE CLOSE UP Keith’s face, he knows that the Angel of Death has just enteredthe room.

KEITH

Yo Jake chill (beat) Yo M it’s me, your man Black, this isn’t cool what you’re doing (beat) put that thing down (beat) you’re my brother and I love you, I just can’t keep doing what we’ve been doing that’s all. We’re family for life, and you know the Snake loves you too, he is just trying to look out for you, so you don’t get jammed up. (beat) Just put the gun down, that’s all dog.

M.J.

(desperation)

BLACK TELL ME IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL, AND I WILL PUT THE GUN DOWN! (beat) TELL ME BLACK! (beat) SNAKE TELL ME IT’S BUSINESS AS USUAL! I BUILT THIS THING FOR US AND I AM NOT LETTING ANYONE TAKE IT FROM US! BLACK I DID THIS FOR YOU! (beat) Black please tell me it is business as usual.

SFX: POLICE SIRENS

There is the sound of police sirens growing loud due to the fact that multiple “GAMETIME” employees called 911 because of the commotion their employers were making in the conference room.

KEITH

I love you brother and I always will, but I can’t do this for you, I can’t do this for anyone, not Bonnie, (beat)not even for my babies. (beat) Just please put the gun down and get out of here, before 5-0 gets up here, please roll out. (beat) M.J. ROLL OUT!

M.J. stops pointing the gun at Jake, and Keith, and places the barrel of the gun at his own temple.

JAKE

WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING M.J.! PUT IT DOWN!

KEITH

DON’T YOU DO IT M.J.! DON’T YOU DARE DO IT!

M.J.

(demented smile)

If I don’t have my boys, then what the hell do I have? Later on fellas’... It’s been real...

M.J. pushes the barrel of the gun against his temple. WE TRACK IN SLOW MOTION as both Keith and Jake lunge at M.J. in vain, to attempt to stop Michael John Scatterwood, a man who had absolutely everything, from blowing his own brains out over absolutely nothing. We hear a piercing gun shot, and watch M.J. fall to the floor in SLOW MOTION with blood streaming from his right temple. We watch Keith, and Jake holding their brother’s dead body as they weep uncontrollably. Then WE HEAR MUSIC-JA RULE’S –“I CRY”

DISSOLVE: SIX MONTHS LATER: INT: HOLMESVILLE STATE PRISON, PA- SUNDAY MORNING- THE CHAPEL

WE DISSOLVE INTO A CRANE SHOT of the prison chapel as we observe Reverend Keith Blackwell, wearing an orange jumpsuit, as he is delivering the Sunday Morning message to his fellow inmates.

KEITH

SINCE THE FIRST DAY I WALKED THROUGH THE MOUTH OF JONAH’S WHALE, I HAVE BEEN BOMBARDED WITH THE QUESTIONS WHY KEITH WHY? AND HOW KEITH HOW? (beat) WHY WHEN YOU HAD IT ALL! WHY WOULD YOU LET IT ALL GO? (beat) HOW WHEN YOUR WIFE DIVORCED YOU AND IS ALREADY ABOUT TO REMARRY, HOW WHEN YOU’RE BELOVED BABY GIRLS WON’T EVEN SPEAK TO YOU! HOW WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND BLEW HIS OWN BRAINS OUT RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU! HOW CAN YOU WALK AROUND WITH JOY IN YOUR HEART? (beat) HOW CAN YOU SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT? I WILL TELL YOU THE WHY AND I WILL TELL YOU THE HOW! (beat) HIS NAME IS JESUS! AND THANK GOD FOR JESUS! I HAVE FINALLY BEEN SET FREE FROM ME!

WE TRACK the congregation of born again Christian inmates and find Mr. Charles “Chucky” Graves praising the Lord aggressively along with the rest of his brothers in Jesus Christ!

KEITH

ALWAYS REMEMBER MY BROTHERS IN JESUS CHRIST!

KEITH/CONGREGATION OF INMATES

EVERY KNEE MUST BOW! EVERY TOUGUE MUST

CONFESS! THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD!

INT: HOLMESVILLE STATE PRISON- THE CHAPEL

WE CRANE the chapel to see Keith, who has just completed “sharing” at the weekly NA meeting.

KEITH

Well that’s my story, because of the blood of Jesus Christ I am an delivered addict named Keith,(beat) thanks for letting me share.

FELLOW ADDICTS/INMATES

THANKS FOR SHARING!

THE END…ACTUALLY THE BEGINNING...

FADE TO BLACK: CLOSING CREDITS

MUSIC- DONNIE Mc CLURKIN’S - “WE FALL DOWN”

MUSIC- KIRK FRANLIN- “HOSANNA”




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