TYRANNY EPISODE EIGHT
"NOTE TO SELF"
INT. DANIEL’S STUDIO
Daniel returns home very late after his not so successful art exhibit. He's been drinking and stumbles over stacks of film reels from his last minute editing sessions. Collapsing on the couch from total exhaustion, Daniel breaks down and begins to cry. Adding to this sorry state, he opens up more wounds by putting on a film reel of his family from many years ago...
He falls asleep...
Morning comes and Daniel is still passed out on the couch and the projector has been running all night. He flips it off and notices the mess of film reels scattered all over his place.
As he begins to clean things up, he flips his shoe over and sees that there is a piece of folded up paper tucked inside the sole which is splitting apart. He pulls it out and opens it and it’s a paper place mat for what looks like a cheap diner. He turns it over and to his shock, there are words and symbols scribbled on it, in his own handwriting, yet he has no memory of doing so.
INT. HUMANITIES AT STANFORD UNIV - KURT’S OFFICE
Daniel stands at the door of Kurt Gladwell’s office and knocks. Kurt is marking some papers and packing his briefcase for his next class.
(still looking at his papers)
Mr. E. Don’t know him.
How bout history then?
(looks up at Daniel)
History’s no mystery to me McCarthy. What’cha got there?
You ever seen this before?
Daniel hands him the piece of paper with curious scribbles. He holds it up to the light, adjusting his glasses to get a good look.
Yeah. My cell mate used to draw things like this on toilet paper. I thought he was nuts, but what do I know?
I found this in my shoe.
Of course you did.