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MariANNE WILLIAMS

What killings?



HenRY WILLIAMS

Let's open the TV, it must be on every channel by now, nationwide.

CUT TO:
Late afternoon. Day 1. Living room.

So Henry turns on the TV where we can see photos of Esteban, Charles and Elizabeth, and scenes of where the shooting took place.




HenRY WILLIAMS

(Turning on the TV and switching the channels.)

There, on every channel... just like I predicted.

MarIANNE WILLIAMS

(Hearing about the shooting.)

Oh my God!

TV

...a student called Esteban Estevez pull out a gun and shot the dean Charles Worpington and his assistant Elizabeth Fairwater... no one knows yet the motive for such a crime but it is said Esteban suffered from bad results and could not enter the Masters degree program at the University.



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Muting the TV.)

And that's nothing, even though the media will miss this part of the story, as they always do, one bullet was meant for me.

MariANNE WILLIAMS

What do you mean? How come...?



HenRY WILLIAMS

This morning I told that kid he had no future and that I would go out of my way to make sure of it. So he shot everyone... but missed me in one of nature's wildest ironies. I feel totally responsible for this.



MarIANNE WILLIAMS

(Putting the sound up as we see the picture of a young girl.)

Maybe not, you never know. Perhaps he had other problems, his girlfriend might have left him, maybe she just died or something.
Tv

His girlfriend died unexpectedly two weeks ago from a car accident. This new incident reminds us of other killings in the United States, notably...


At that point the TV confirms that the girlfriend of Esteban died 2 weeks before. As Marianne virtually just said it, they both look at each other thinking about the coincidence.


HenRY WILLIAMS

(Muting the TV again.)

How did you know, Deja vu?

MaRIANNE WILLIAMS

A lucky guess... I guess.



HenRY WILLIAMS

Well, I need to get back to work, despite everything that has happened. There's more to it than you'll ever know but I won't tell you just yet.



MaRIANNE WILLIAMS

Why?


HenRY WILLIAMS

Because you would get me declared insane and ready for the asylum, while you go and enjoy a better life with Martin.



MaRIANNE WILlIAMS

Don't say that, you don't know anything. I love you Henry, I always did and I always will. Martin is just, you know, snuggling at a higher speed...



HenRY WILLIAMS

Sex, hot and sweaty sex... is that all? I need to get back to work! Go and cook your cakes... I have a lot of soul searching to do.



MaRIANNE WILLIAMS

I'll bring you your bottle of Port, I'm sure you'll need it.


HenRY WILLIAMS

(On the verge of crying but getting back to reality.)

You know me so well Marianne... I'm so sorry... I must be to blame for everything that is happening... You know...

MaRIANNE WILlIAMS

No, you must not blame yourself...



HenRY WILLIAMS

I must get back to work!


CUT TO:
DAY1. Tea time. Henry's office in his house

So he goes back in his office while Marianne brings him a bottle of Port with a glass on a platter. She pours him a glass. She then go and watch the news. He sits down and starts thinking. He goes to get a medical book about the human brain, hoping that this is where he will find the answer.



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Getting a book and sitting on his chair.)

Right, nothing will stop me now. I need to read about the human brain, that's what I need to do.
HenRY WILLIAMS (CONT'D)

(He sits down huffing and puffing. )

I wish I was a medical doctor and not just a philosophy teacher, then I might find the answers I'm looking for.
HenRY WILLIAMS (CONT'D)

(The door bell rings once. Then twice. Then three times.)

Marianne, are you getting it? Marianne? Marianne!

CUT TO:
Day 1. Getting dark. Henry's doorstep



HenrY WILLIAMS

Esteban?


EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Surrounded by a large limousine and five dancing girls dancing to a popular tune.)

Hello Professor! I thought you must be bored by now.

HenRY WILLIAMS

What is this? That's it, I'm completely mad! Marianne! Marianne? You're doing this to me, aren't you? You're responsible for what is happening to me. I knew it...



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

Calm down, professor Williams. I'm only bringing in the entertainment! I know you live alone, I just wish to make you understand that I'm on your side. I will free you from your boring life as a philosopher.



HenRY WILLIAMS

Are you not in prison? Oh wait... you are dead! Perhaps you did shoot me... Maybe I'm dead. Is this what purgatory looks like? Esteban Estevez haunting me for eternity? Bringing down the entertainment?



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Dancing and singing, taking his shirt and trousers off.)

Bring down the Dancing Girls! You know these girls are special, if you know what I mean! I Never felt so alive! And you will too after tonight. Can we get in? Are you not an old pervert? Like all the other philosophy teachers at the university? This worked well with professor Burnaby, and Williamson...

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Completely out of it.)

Get out! Get out! All of you, and your stupid dancing girls and flashy car! Marianne! Call the police!

EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

Your assistant lives here now? I don't understand! I thought you were human, after all! Don't you enjoy the company of women? Maybe you're gay? That's it! You're gay! Next time I'll bring dancing boys. Are you going to write that letter for me for the department? I'll bring you dancing boys next time, I promise. I'll bring them tonight if you wish... I should have known you were gay, like half the department... What am I talking about? The whole department is gay except Burnaby, Williamson, and... ah yes, me! The gay Maffia has taken over... does this mean I have absolutely no chance in my studies, Mr. Williams? Bring down the dancing boys!



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Red with rage. Slamming the door at which point the music stops.)

Get out of here!

MarIANNE WILLIAMS

What's wrong baby? You're in such a state! What happened?



HenRY WILLIAMS

Open the door and find out for yourself!



MaRIANNE WILLIAMS

(Opening the door.)

There's no one there!

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Looking for himself.)

What? Impossible... You're right, I've imagined it! This is more serious than I thought... I need a psychotherapist... there's no more answer to be found. I'm just completely berserk!

MaRIANNE WILLIAMS

Have you drunk the whole bottle of Port again? You know Port is not like wine, you can't just drink the bottle and hope to remain sane. Why don't you come to bed? Perhaps tomorrow everything will be clearer.



HenRY WILLIAMS

You're probably right... Tomorrow's another day. A normal day I hope!



MarIANNE WILLIAMS

(Under the suspicious eyes of Henry, as if the nightmare was continuing...)

Any chance of snuggling tonight?

HenRY WILLIAMS

...not after the day I had.


CuT TO:
Fifth Deja Vu. Day 2. Early Morning. Henry's kitchen

As Deja vu shows that perhaps there is a time loop in which from the future we go back in time and are able to act differently, then the second time around we can be someone totally different. Somehow Henry took advantage of this somewhere along the way, and instead of becoming a philosophy teacher he became a medical doctor.


The next day Henry is a specialist of the brain, as if being a philosopher could not help him understand Deja vu and somehow he decided he needed some new skills to help him understand.
So Henry wakes up and gets ready to leave the house. The screen is split again for the fifth deja vu. On the left in real life he gets all his medical instruments in order and on the right he is preparing his books.
LEFT SCREEN (real life)
HenRY WILLIAMS

Where are my instruments? I'm late, again! Marianne! Marianne? She always conveniently disappears when I need her the most.


RIGHT SCREEN (deja vu)
HenRY WILLIAMS

Where are my books? I'm late, again! Damn!

We see him in his car on the left going to a hospital while on the right he goes to the university. On the right we see the police barriers around where the shooting took place, and Henry looking at this being sorry. Then the screen gets back to normal.
RIGHT SCREEN (deja vu)

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Seeing ambulances, police cars and journalists' vans.)

They're still here? Unbelievable. How long can it be to figure out that a loser student did not get what he wanted?
LEFT SCREEN (real life)

HenRY WILLIAMS

Finally, here's the hospital. I thought I would never get here.



END OF SPLIT SCREEN

CuT TO:


Day 2. morning. hospital reception

Once inside the hospital, Henry meets Elizabeth, she is now a nurse.




EliZABETH FAIRWATER

Hello Doctor Williams. Did you have a good night sleep?



HenRY WILLIAMS

I think so.



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

Your patient Mrs. Winterbottom is not recovering very well from her brain operation. I'm frightened she won't make it.



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Looking at a medical folder with a photo of Mrs. Winterbottom on it.)

I knew it... unfortunately we found out too late about her brain's tumor. There wasn't much we could do for her. I'll go and see her later. But now... please come into my office.

ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

I've got lots to do, I'll come in half an hour.



HenRY WILLIAMS

Now!


ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

All right, all right! I'm coming!

Then he takes Elizabeth the nurse to his office hurriedly and tells her there's something wrong with him.

CuT TO:


Day 2. morning. henry's office at the HOSPITAL


HenRY WILLIAMS

(In a panic state.)

Are you the one keeping us sane around here?

ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

(Joking.)

Are you kidding? The more you doctors operate on people's brains, the more you seem to be losing yours. What would you do without me?

HenRY WILLIAMS

Good!


ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

But please bear in mind that I'm also the biggest gossip of this hospital. Anything you will say will be held against you and will be repeated to everyone else.



HenRY WILLIAMS

I don't care. Listen, I'm experiencing Deja vu and something is not right. I feel I should be a philosophy teacher at the University, not a medical doctor specialist of the brain. Somehow I've changed my present, as if the past, the present and the future were all intertwined. Like if there was no linear existence to be lived. And through my deja vu I've changed everything. Like if we were living as much in the future as in the past.



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

Just what I said. You're all going insane! Ye ha! And I'm the only sane person around here! I should be operating on our patients... if they wish to stand any chance of survival. How much Brandy did you have yesterday, my God?



HenRY WILLIAMS

You were also in this other reality, you were not the head nurse, you were the right hand of the dean!



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

(She laughs.)

That's the best I heard so far! Wait until I tell every single nurse in this department! They'll go insane too!
HenRY WILLIAMS

Elizabeth! I'm serious!



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

Studying the brain must have somehow wrecked your mind! Forget about it! I need to remind you that Charles the director is looking for you. Something about your latest book on mapping the human brain or something...



HenRY WILLIAMS

Charles, you say? That's the name of the dean!



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

Apparently he says that it should revolutionize the brain as we understand it. Are you a genius after all? No wonder you're completely mad.



HenRY WILLIAMS

Oh God! What book is that? Is it not about philosophy? About Deja vu perhaps?



ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

(Getting up and leaving the office with a big smile.)

How should I know? I'm only the head nurse, no one's telling me anything. And they sure are right in not doing so! Thanks Henry, you made my day! Soon all 13 floors will be talking about you!

He quickly opens his computer and read about his book.




HenRY WILLIAMS

Where's that damn book...? Ah, there it is... Deja vu, from a medical doctor's perspective.



ChARLES WORPINGTON

(Entering Henry's office.)

Henry, about your book!

HenRY WILLIAMS

Forget the book, sit down, I need to speak about Deja vu.


ChARLES WORPINGTON

(Laughing.)

Well, as this is exactly the topic of your book, let's talk about it then.

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Still looking at his computer screen.)

As far as I can tell, being a specialist of the brain does not help me understand what Deja vu is.

ChaRLES WORPINGTON

What are you talking about? Your study is perfect, no one ever mapped the brain like you did. You explain just about everything that goes on in there! The two brain processes for example, studying the blind people still able to process certain images. This book will be a best-seller!



HenRY WILLIAMS

I don't believe you see an event twice because the brain takes some fraction of a second to interpret what it sees from your two eyes. Well, in theory it is possible, but considering what I'm going through right now, it no longer makes any sense. This book needs to be rewritten.



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Who cares? We'll make a lot of money, the hospital will get a better reputation, you can't let me down!



HenRY WILLIAMS

Rewritten not from the point of view of a medical doctor, but from a paranormal investigator's point of view. What I'm experiencing is definitely supernatural.



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

In that case I no longer wish to publish the book as this will not be right in our curriculum. I'm warning you Henry, this is a big mistake. Parapsychologists are just charlatans without any credibility! I'll have your head on a platter for this! Mark my words.



HenRY WILLIAMS

You're a real nightmare! Just like when you were the dean of the university! I will no longer suffer any pressure from you!



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Hey, a bit of respect, I'm still the hospital director around here. Dean's university? What are you talking about?



HenRY WILLIAMS

Never mind.



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Oh, which reminds me... a young and promising new graduate called Esteban Estevez, was denied working at the hospital because of one person only: Henry Williams.



HeNRY WILLIAMS

(At this name, Henry goes white.)

Ah yes, Esteban… I know something about him... something terrible... I just don't know what.

ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Well, get over it because we need him. Please reword your report so we can hire him.



HenRY WILLIAMS

I have a feeling that something is not right with that young man…



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Entering the room in a big bang.)

Where is Doctor Henry Williams?

ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

You have no right to go in there!



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Looking at Charles.)

Is it you? Yes, I do recognize you from the back cover of your books.

HenRY WILLIAMS

He's got a gun, I'm sure! Take cover!



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(He takes his gun out and shoots Charles, misses Henry and kills Elizabeth. Other people come in and try to stop him and once again he shoots himself.)

Let me go! I've had enough! Please, you don't understand!

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Once everyone is dead.)

Not again!

Man

(Completely horrified.)

Oh my god! This is horrible!

HeNRY WILLIAMS

(Sitting down.)

A parapsychologist… this is what I need to be to understand what is happening to me.

Man

(Puzzled.)

What?

HenRY WILLIAMS

Get out! All of you! Get out of my office! And take those corpses to the morgue for me, will you? While I try to figure out what's happening here...



Man

Well, good luck! But I'm going to call the police and don't you dare touch anything before the coroner finishes his job! For all I know you're to blame for all this!



HENRY WILLIAMS

Who are you? I've never seen you before. Not even at the university...



Man

I think you've been hit.



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Suddenly frightened and looking at himself everywhere.)

Really? Where, where?

Man

In the head, right through your brain.



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Understanding it was a joke and now being ironic.)

Ah, ah, very funny. Now go call the police somewhere else.

Man

What about the bodies?



HenRY WILLIAMS

(Pushing them out and closing the door on them.)

I won't touch anything but I have some thinking to do. So thank you very much for your visit, you're not welcomed back at any time.

DiSSOLVE TO:


Sixth Deja Vu. Day 2. Morning. Henry's office at the paranormal study center
As Henry said that he wished to be a parapsychologist, once he turns around there are no more bodies anywhere. He has switched reality once again and no one has been killed yet.
Something weird happens, a slight change in the atmosphere, everything around the room has changed. Henry looks out the window, everything is different. He is no longer at the hospital.

HeNRY WILLIAMS

(Amazed.)

Where am I? Something happened... or am I just tired?

He is now in a small building where he based his paranormal investigation organization. All around, he picks up books about ghosts, paranormal stuff, etc.




HenRY WILLIAMS

(Picking up books and then sitting down.)

Ghosts, Paranormal Investigations, Clairvoyance, Precognition... this is much more like it. These books I need to read right now!
The screen splits into three. We see him as a paranormal investigator, a medical doctor and a philosophy teacher, while he is trying hard to understand what's going on.
SCREEN 1 (real life, Paranormal Investigator)


HenRY WILLIAMS (CONT'D)

(He is sitting at his desk reading, sometimes stopping like if he was absorbing what happens in the two other timelines.)

Wow... this is amazing... I have a psychic gift, I can see other timelines. I seem to know all possible realities and can act according to what I learn.
Henry is reenacting the shooting scenes at the University and the hospital. The sound for both deja vu screens should be very distant, with only key sentences being heard, like if it was a dream.
SCREEN 2 (deja vu 1, Philosopher)


HenRY WILLIAMS (CONT'D)

Watch out!



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Shooting Henry but missing as Henry turns around horrified.)

This one's for you professor!

ChARLES WORPINGTON

(Coming out of his office to find out what's happening.)

What's going on? What's all the noise!

EstEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Suddenly looking at the dean and shooting him too.)

I might as well shoot you Worpington.

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Running into Elizabeth's office while he can.)

Oh God! Oh God!

EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Other students are trying to stop him, holding his arm, while Esteban finally shoots himself.)

Let me go! I've had enough! Please, you don't understand!


SCREEN 3 (deja vu 2, Medical Doctor)


EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Entering the room in a big bang.)

Where is Doctor Henry williams?

ElIZABETH FAIRWATER

You have no right to go in there!



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(Looking at Charles.)

Is it you? Yes, I do recognize you from the back cover of your books.

HenRY WILLIAMS

He's got a gun, I'm sure! Take cover!



EsTEBAN ESTEVEZ

(He takes his gun out and shoots Charles, misses Henry and kills Elizabeth. Other people try to stop him and once again he shoots himself.)

Let me go! I've had enough! Please, you don't understand!
END OF SPLIT SCREEN

HenRY WILLIAMS

(Feeling illuminated.)

I know what will happen! Esteban Estevez...

At this time enters Charles, our dean/director and now director of the Paranormal Study Center.




ChARLES WORPINGTON

Good morning Henry! I need to speak to you about your book...



HenRY WILLIAMS

A book... let me guess, about Deja vu? Yes, yes, it is coming to term. I think. I just need more time.



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

More time for what, it is finished!



HenRY WILLIAMS

Yes, it is finished, I know what I'm talking about. Wait... Sixth sense, extrasensory perception, getting information via other means than our five senses...



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Yes, why are you telling me this? It's fine, this is perfect for the book.



HenRY WILLIAMS

This is how I can explain my deja vu. It is like a clairvoyance gift, the acquisition of information about another person, object or events not involving the known senses or logical inference.


But Charles, I think I've uncovered a breakthrough here! I know the mean by witch mediums and psychics tap into the unknown! It's like deja vu, but it's more!

ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Better be a great breakthrough if you wish to take the time to rewrite the book. If you think it can impact that much on the sales...



HenRY WILLIAMS

Charles, have you become a money motivated person? I'm talking about real life here, explaining the unknown! I hope to help people with this, not make a fortune!



ChaRLES WORPINGTON

Well, get rich first, you know how the Paranormal Study Center is in great need of money. Then you can help people. Anyway, how would you help anyone?



HenRY WILLIAMS

I have the gift! I can even predict the future, I'm telling you!



CharLES WORPINGTON

Precognition? Prove it!




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