RECKONING Season 1 Episode 20/120

INT. POLICE STATION - NIGHT

A long hallway. Cops are coming in and going out. Some are leading those whom they detained. Others are busily walking from one room to another, carrying fairly large folders. Same as every night.

A man is walking down the corridor, he seems to be anywhere but here. His name is Ezekiel. He has a headset with a microphone in his right ear.

EZEKIEL
(on the mike)
This is crazy! I’m not going to do it.

DRIVER (O.S.)
Then your daughter is going to die. Painfully.

EZEKIEL
(on the mike)
When I find out who you are, I will crush you with my bare hands.

DRIVER (O.S.)
You ain’t in a position to make threats. I’m the one holding the strings. You’re just a puppet now. My puppet. (unnatural laugh) Now listen me carefully. You will go to the police officer behind the counter and tell him all your sins. You are a great sinner, Ezekiel Walker. It’s time to repent.

Ezekiel looks at the policeman behind the counter. Swallows hard. Sweat trickles down his face.

EZEKIEL
(on the mike)
And how can I be sure this isn’t another one of your tricks?

DRIVER (O.S.)
Then walk out of there and you’ll see what will happen. The fate of your daughter is in your hands. Not mine. Yours. (unnatural laugh)

EZEKIEL
(on the mike)
Okay. Okay. I’ll do it.

Ezekiel takes the headset out of his ear, crushes it in his hand and tosses it into a nearby trash can. He wipes the sweat from his forehead, takes a deep breath and approaches the policeman behind the counter.

EZEKIEL
(pretends he’s terrified)
Please! Help me! There’s a madman outside who threatened to kill my daughter. You must help me. I beg you!

EXT. PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF THE POLICE STATION - NIGHT

Two police officers BURST OUT of the station. They are ready to intervene. Ezekiel is walking behind them.

However, no one is there. The taxi disappeared and so did the masked driver.

The police officers suspiciously look toward Ezekiel. Did he perhaps make it all up?

But he isn’t paying any attention to them. He is looking towards a nearby park where two children are playing with a boomerang. Except that isn’t a boomerang ... It’s a mask.

GUY FAWKES MASK.

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