RECKONING Season 1 Episode 24/120

INT. RACHEL’S APARTMENT – LIVING ROOM - DAY

It’s early in the morning. Sara is sleeping on the couch.

Rachel is getting ready for work. She puts her tablet in the bag, puts on her shoes, looks nervously for her coat. She accidentally KNOCKS DOWN the umbrella from the stand.

The noise wakes Sara up. She rubs her sleepy eyes, YAWNS.

SARA
(groggily)
What time is it?

RACHEL
5:45 am.

Sara hastily sits bolt upright in the bed. She MOANED because her wound hurts. She had forgotten on it. Rachel doesn’t even notice it because she’s absent minded.

SARA
5:45 am?! Where are you going so early?

RACHEL
Work.

Rachel puts on the coat.

SARA
Something happened?

Rachel sighs.

RACHEL
You probably don’t know, but they yesterday arrested a doctor and several medical workers suspected to be involved in illegal organ trafficking.

SARA
(pretends she doesn’t know anything about it)
Really? That’s good. But if it happened yesterday, why do you have to go to work so early? I mean, the story has certainly reached all media long ago.

RACHEL
Because those people were found dead in their cells an hour ago. Shot. In the head.

Sara is horrified. She can’t believe it happened.

RACHEL
My editor has some connections in the jail. That’s how I know all this. He wants me to immediately go there and do a story. I’ll try to learn something else. Surely there is someone who has heard or seen something.

Sara is very distraught. She doesn’t know what to say.

RACHEL
(her voice is trembling)
I can’t believe people do things like that. To take someone’s life, I… (pauses, tries to calm down) I ... I have to go.

Rachel takes the bag from the table and leaves the apartment.

Sara is clutching her hands.

SARA
That son of a bitch!

Just as she wants to stand up, her phone VIBRATES in the pocket of her pants. She takes it out. The display reads "TEACHER".

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