9. May old acquaintance be forgot…

ASTRID: I don’t think they heard me. It’s open! Come in! It’s open!

ESPERANZA: It’s open!

VERONIQUE AT ESPERANZAS W GROUP File Jun 02, 5 50 05 AM
L-R: Gillian, Esperanza, Mavis, Zeida, Aina, Ursula, Astrid, Tarah, Veronique

GILLIAN: No way. Hey! Veronique!

VERONIQUE: Gillian?

MAVIS: No… oh no… Veronique…

VERONIQUE: Mavis.

TARAH: Mavis? You’re that Mavis?

TARAH AT ESPERANZAS CLOSEUP File Jun 02, 5 55 53 AM
Tarah

VERONIQUE: Oh yes, she’s that Mavis. And that explains why the media and police are crawling the area. So, Dan finally slip up and get caught?

ZEIDA: Tarah, what’s going on?

TARAH: We need to get you out of here. You can’t be anywhere near this.

ZEIDA: Near what?

MAVIS: Veronique, look, I …

TARAH: Do not say another word. Zeida can not be witness to hearing anything you say. I’m no attorney, but I do know that much.

TARAH ZEIDA GILLIAN AT ESPERANZAS File Jun 02, 5 45 35 AM

URSULA: Hey you guys, two police cars just pulled up. They’re getting out of the car. Wait, no, two more cars.

MAVIS: Gillian, do you have my folio?

GILLIAN: Behind the planter.

MAVIS: Veronique, I don’t know the details about what happened, how we ended up with your GV. He said that you —

MAVIS N GILLIAN CLOSEUP File May 29, 1 58 42 AM

TARAH: Stop! No more.

MAVIS: I can’t get your money back. But I do know there were a lot of misunderstandings among friends about the way Dan does business and that a lot of you lost money and —

[KNOCK ON THE DOOR]

ASTRID: Come —

MAVIS: Wait! No!

ESPERANZA: Someone lock the door!

MAVIS: Here, it’s yours, take it. If you don’t take it now, once that door opens, the courts will and just auction it off cents on the dollar of its value. It’s yours. You should never have lost it to him. I’m so sorry Veronique.

MAVIS VERONIQUE GILLIAN PAPER File May 29, 1 59 56 AM

VERONIQUE: I trusted him.

MAVIS: I know… I did too.

TARAH: If you’re going to sign it, sign it.

[KNOCK ON THE DOOR]

CLYDE: Police! Open up!

File May 29, 2 00 13 AM

ESPERANZA: We have to open the door.

MAVIS: I know… I know…


CLYDE: Are you Mavis?

MAVIS: I am. I am.

CLYDE: You’re under arrest for —

File Jun 02, 6 30 05 AM

MAVIS: I need to call my husband.

CLYDE: Your husband Dan? He’s already in custody, ma’am.

MAVIS: Oh no… I need to call his attorneys, they —

CLYDE: You mean the law firm of Len, Ben & Ken? They’ve also been taken into custody, I’m sorry. You can make your phone call at the precinct jail.

ESPERANZA: So much for a quiet day. Poor Mavis.

ASTRID: Mavis? Veronique. She lost her jet to Mavis, if I’m following correctly.

MAVIS: Gillian? Will you give this to Margeaux at the Backtalk Cafe? Tell her its for Lilly. She’ll know what to do.

GILLIAN: Your grandmother’s necklace? I will.

MAVIS: Thank you Gillian, for everything. You’re a damn good pilot.

GILLIAN: Take care of yourself Mavis.

File May 29, 2 00 50 AM

MAVIS: Veronique, did you…

VERONIQUE: No. I was as surprised to see you here as you were to see me. But I’m not sad for you Mavis, you know a lot more than you let on.

MAVIS: What was it? What happened?

CLYDE: Tip from a reporter.

[KNOCK ON THE DOOR]

MIRANDA: Can we come in?

MIRANDA DEB VERONIQUE AT ESPERANZA File Jun 02, 6 50 41 AM
Veronique, Miranda, Deborah “Strider”

ASTRID: Miranda! Strider!

VERONIQUE: You the reporter whose been on this story?

MIRANDA: I am. I’d hit a wall and basically gave up to move on to another story. I was on my way to the airport to catch a flight to Washington when we saw Dan with the very guys he’d denied knowing. Not just with them, but —

CLYDE: She can hear about your story on the news. Thank you again for the tip. I look forward to reading your story.

VERONIQUE: Who do you work for?

File May 29, 2 05 39 AM

MIRANDA: I’m an independent, a freelancer.

VERONIQUE: Well done.

MIRANDA: Thank you. I’ve been tracking them for a long time, but he’s very clever. We simply got lucky on the way to the airport.