Shot of Josh, Charlotte and Alex walking through the jungle. No rain or clouds.
CHARLOTTE: [to Alex] Can I ask you something?
ALEX: Sure. Shoot.
CHARLOTTE: What did you see back there?
ALEX: Excuse me?
CHARLOTTE: When we were hiding, what did you see?
Josh walks towards them both.
JOSH: Hey, come on, we’re nearly back I think. I recognise this place.
Josh hurries in front of them both. They both look at each other and then follow Josh. They continue to walk and then they enter the abandoned crash site. They look with confusion.
CHARLOTTE: [worriedly] What the... What is going on? Where is everyone?
ALEX: [loudly and nervously] Maybe they moved to the beach?
CHARLOTTE: Well that’s ridiculous! Why would they just leave us here?
JOSH: I don’t know, but something doesn’t seem right... I mean, they haven’t even packed their bags. They have just left everything.
CHARLOTTE: So what are you saying? Something happened to them?
The sound of a deep, male groan sounds from a short distance. The three jump and then look around with confusion
ALEX: Did you hear that? What was that?
CHARLOTTE: [looking at a piece of wreckage] It sounded like it came from behind there.
They all start to slowly walk to the piece of wreckage. They see Joe lying behind it with a pool of blood around his head.
CHARLOTTE: [holding hands over her mouth] Oh, my God!
They all run and hurry towards him. Charlotte kneels down and lifts up his bleeding head. He is unconscious.
Shot of Charlotte sat on an aeroplane chair, on the right hand side of the plane. She is sat in silence as she stares forward blankly. The voice of a man comes from the side of her.
MAN: Excuse me.
Charlotte turns and sees Joe stood in aisle of the plane. She is quite with confusion.
JOE: My seat. I am sat next to you, next to the window.
CHARLOTTE: [embarrassed] Oh, right. Sorry.
She stands up and lets Joe get to his seat. They both sit down.
Charlotte smiles awkwardly
CHARLOTTE: So...why haven’t you been sat here for the flight so far?
JOE: Oh, this isn’t my seat, I was sat near some kids in the tail section, they wouldn’t shut up for the whole flight, so I asked to move and I got sat here.
Charlotte sniffs and looks away sadly
JOE: So what were you doing in Australia? Business or pleasure?
Charlotte squirms awkwardly and then stands up into the plane aisle.
CHARLOTTE: Excuse me; I have just got to go to the...err...toilet.
Joe nods and then Charlotte starts to walk towards a toilet. She searched around until she finds a free toilet. She enters a free one and sits down on the toilet and starts crying with her head in her hands.
CHARLOTTE: [whisper] Oh my God.
She wipes her nose and tearful eyes and then stands up and looks into a mirror on the wall. As she stared blankly into the mirror, turbulence shakes the plane; she wobbles about gently and then settles herself again. She looks back into the mirror, but suddenly, the door shakes as someone tries to open it. She wipes her nose and then flings herself out of the toiler. Josh is stood on the other side.
CINDY: Ladies and gentleman, the captain has switched on the “fasten seatbelt” sign. Please return to your seats and fasten your seatbelts.
CHARLOTTE: [to Josh] I’m so sorry. The turbulence... you know... I don’t travel very well.
She brushes her hair out of her face. Then, more turbulence hits the plane. She looks down the plane aisle to a free seat next to a man, Alex.
CHARLOTTE: [embarrassed] I better go.
Josh nods and then smiles as she leaves. As she arrived at the seat, she sits down and fastens her seatbelt. The turbulence returns even worse and then it gets worse and worse. The plane starts to hum and an alarm bleeps all around the darkening plane. Charlotte closes her eyes with fear and a tear drops down her face.
End of flashback
Shot of the remaining survivors of the plane, William, Elliot, Anya, Abigail, Melissa, Darien, Emma, Hassan, Michelle and James walking through the jungle in small groups, talking quietly to each other.
Anya and Michelle.
ANYA: So who do you think that person was back there? Another survivor?
ANYA: Then who? Who else could it have been? We’re on a deserted island!
MICHELLE: Are we?
Anya stops walking and watches as Michelle and the group continue.
Darien and James.
JAMES: Hey, I don’t think I’ve talked to you yet. I’m James.
DARIEN: Darien. Darien Smith.
James sort of chuckles. Darien shoots a look and then James looks away awkwardly.
JAMES: So what do you think happens now?
JAMES: Now. What are we going to do now? It’s not safe back there in the jungle. All of our luggage is back there, so we have nothing. I mean, where are we going to go?
Long pause. Elliot then runs from the front of the group to everyone.
ELLIOT: Hey! Where’s Samantha! [to Emma] I thought she was back here with you!
The group stops walking. Emma looks around innocently.
EMMA: She said she was just going quickly to the toilet...
ELLIOT: [worriedly] How long ago did she say go?
Emma looks at her watch.
EMMA: About thirty minutes ago.
ELLIOT: [angrily] And you didn’t think to tell anyone!
Elliot walks in front of William and tries to calm him down.
DARIEN: Hey, come on, I am sure she is just fine.
EMMA: Well I thought she was back at the front with you.
The group all start to turn around and look, except for William.
EVERYONE: Samantha! Samantha! Samantha!
At the crash site, Josh, Alex and Charlotte are looking over Joe, who is unconscious.
JOSH: What are we going to do about him? I can’t stitch that cut up.
CHARLOTTE: Well somebody is going to have to or else it is going to get infected.
JOSH: Be my guest if you wanna give it a shot. But firstly, how the hell are we going to get a sewing kit?!
CHARLOTTE: Yesterday, when I was looking through the wreckage I found some medical supplies, medicine, bandages...and a couple of sewing kits.
ALEX: Hey, what about that old man? Elliot I think. Didn’t he say he was in the scouts, or he led the scouts or something...So, I mean, he must be familiar with situations like this.
CHARLOTTE: Oh yeah, I’m sure he is always in plane crashes, then he suddenly goes missing with everyone else, leaving behind an injured man.
JOSH: Yeah, Elliot would be a good idea, except for the part where he isn’t here! And how do we know
they aren’t the ones that did this?
WOMAN: [entering] Because he’s not.
The three jump and turn around. They see Samantha emerging from the trees.
JOSH: Where the hell have you been?!
SAMANTHA: It doesn’t matter. But we need to go find my father, like you said. He is probably the only one that can save him.
CHARLOTTE: Well where is he? We need to go.
SAMANTHA: [pointing into the jungle] He and the rest of us are about half an hour in that direction. Come on. [to Josh and Charlotte] You two can come with me. [to Alex] You stay here with him. We will be back soon.
Josh and Charlotte nod. The three then run into the jungle, leaving Alex and Joe behind.
JOE: [waking up/disorientated whisper] Hurry.
Shot of Samantha, William and Elliot sat around a small table in a small airport cafe.
WILLIAM: Samantha, be a dear and get me and your dad some napkins.
Samantha shoots a look at her dad, Elliot. He shrugs his shoulders indicating he is powerless.
SAMANTHA: Oh, come on. Are you ever gonna...
ELLIOT: I’ll just go get them.
WILLIAM: No, no, that’s fine Elliot, I’m sure Samantha can go and get them.
She rolls her eyes and folds her arms, indicating she isn’t moving anywhere.
WILLIAM: You sure about that?
ELLIOT: Hey, stop! Come on, it’s just napkins. I’ll just go.
William looks at Samantha and sees she isn’t going to move.
WILLIAM: No, Elliot, you stay there. [angrily] I’ll go.
He gets up and goes to get some napkins.
SAMANTHA: [upset] Daddy, why are you making me do this?
ELLIOT: You know exactly why. And the minute you start acting like that...rebelling, this whole thing, everything falls apart.
SAMANTHA: But you know what he’s doing to us! He is just using...
William arrives back.
WILLIAM: Using...using what?
WILLIAM: Hmm, good, that’s what I thought.
They all sit in silence, staring at each other.
WOMAN ON SPEAKER: Ladies and gentlemen, gate 23 is closing in ten minutes, can everyone who is boarding Oceanic Flight 815, Sydney to Los Angeles, please make their way to gate 23, thank you.
WILLIAM: Let’s go.
He stands up and then starts to walk away. Samantha gives an evil glare to her father and then they both reluctantly stand up and follow him.
End of flashback
Shot of Josh, Charlotte and Samantha running through the jungle. They run fast, tripping and slipping several times until they finally reach the rest of the people, who are stood, looking around worriedly. Elliot sees Samantha with the other two.
ELLIOT: Where have you been? What the hell do you think you’re doing?
SAMANTHA: Relax, dad, I’m fine. But I was right though, about them being alive. We should have gone back.
ELLIOT: You know what happened out there, how can you be so stupid to even...
SAMANTHA: Dad! I’m fine!
ELLIOT: Hmmm, well, you listen to what we say next time. I mean it.
Michelle looks oddly at Samantha, Josh and Charlotte, who are all panting heavily.
MICHELLE: Why are you breathing so fast?
CHARLOTTE: [sarcastically] We ran.
Some people start to panic.
EMMA: Is it him? Is that man back?
JOSH: What? What man?
Everyone starts to shout nervously. Samantha whistles loudly, they all stop.
SAMANTHA: No, it wasn’t him... It’s Joe, he’s hurt and he needs help.
HASSAN: What can we do, we haven’t got anything. No medicine, bandages...nothing.
CHARLOTTE: Actually I collected a big pile of medical supplies so we should be fine.
SAMANTHA: [to Elliot] Dad, we need you to stitch him up; he has a deep cut in his head. I don’t know if anyone else has experience with wounds... Do you?
Everyone is silent.
SAMANTHA: Right then, let’s go!
She grabs her dads arm and then starts to run away with him back to Joe and Alex. The remaining people then start to follow them.
Shot of Joe and Alex at the crash site. Joe starts to cough up blood. Alex looks down helplessly.
ALEX: Oh god... Err, okay. Hmm, err...just try and relax, okay? I’ll hold your head up.
Joe continues to cough. Alex lifts Joe’s head up, but Joe groans in pain, so he lowers it back down.
JOE: [whisper, hiss] Damn it.
ALEX: Don’t talk, just stay still and relax. I’m sure they’ll be back soon.
JOE: No you’re not.
JOE: You’re not sure.
ALEX: Yes, I am actually.
JOE: Then why are your hands shaking.
Alex stays silent.
JOE: You think he’s still here, don’t you?
ALEX: I don’t know what you’re talking about. We’re perfectly fine.
JOE: [very quietly, he is about to faint] The man who attacked me. You think he’s still here.
Joe faints. Alex stares around nervously. Suddenly, the mysterious whispers from before arrive back. They surround the area.
ALEX: Hello? Is anyone there?
The whispers become louder and louder. Joe wakes up slightly and he starts to moan quietly with fear.