Outbreak Series 1 - Episode 1 - The Beginning Part 1

There have been days when the world stood still.


Days, which shocked the fabric of every day human life.


When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

When Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated John F. Kennedy.

When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center.

When superstar Michael Jackson passed away.

But after all of these days there were people to re-tell the deaths and the stories. There were eyewitnesses to explain what they had seen.

But the problem with the next big event which would shock the planet.

Was that this time…

There wouldn’t be many left to tell the tale.

Monday 5th December 2010:

10:44pm







[Doorbell]

Dana: I was wondering when you were going to turn up.
Jack:
I have too don’t I?
Dana:
I thought you’d be too busy with your little scientist friends.
Jack:
Mum – please. Let me in? The cold is dreadful.

Dana: I don’t care what excuses you lot give – you’re all mass murderers and how you are going to live with yourselves is beyond me.
Jack:
Mum, you know that I didn’t want today to happen.
Dana:
You were the head scientist! You could of said no! You could of refused to of done it! You were the one who created the virus!
Jack:
Mum! Please!
Dana:
I think it’s best you left now Jackson.

Jack: I don’t get how you have the right to act all innocent! You were part of the team too!
Dana:
You watch your mouth! I left two years ago when I found out about the groups little plan to wipe out three fourths of the worlds population!
Jack:
Hey, I gave you the cure!
Dana:
Oh, wow. Thank you so much. You can sleep easy tonight now.
Jack:
Well seeing as you gave yourself the injection and you knew the Outbreak was today you can’t class yourself as innocent can you?
Dana:
Even if I had warned the entire world everybody was going to be mass murdered there was nothing that could have been done!
Jack:
Then why did you accept the injection then eh?
Dana:
Oh Jackson, I did accept the injection but who said I used it?

Jack: What? What do you mean?
Dana:
I’m not like you; I can’t be partly responsible for the biggest mass murder then be selfish – then be evil enough to take an injection which makes me immune to it whilst millions of innocent – men; women and children who lost their life today lie dead in their beds – their cars – their neighborhoods!
Jack:
Then where’s the injection?
Dana:
I gave it to Brodie.
Jack:
Brodie? You gave it to the cat?
Dana:
I thought him being one of the last cats left on the planet would be cool.
Jack:
Mum – you didn’t take the injection?

Dana: Nope but seeing as I’m less likely to catch the disease as I live on an Isolated mountain I’ve managed to avoid it – but seeing as you’ve come from the city you’re a carrier, so I have say thirty seconds left now?
Jack:
Mum! No! You’re messing with me right? You really did take the injection and this is all some kind of joke.

Dana: I’m ashamed of you Jackson; I raised you to be a hero. Not a murderer. When I walked from the organization, I expected – I hoped – I prayed you would follow me. But now my conscious is clear, you on the other hand when your time comes (coughs).
Jack:
Mum! MUM! Snap out of it, this isn’t funny! You took the injection right?
Dana:
Now when your time comes – and when it’s your (coughs) turn to be judged – you’re the one who will pay, and not the millions of people you and your associates murdered today! (Coughs).

Jack: MUM!
Dana:
Argh…
Jack:
Mum – please. Why did you do this? Why didn’t you take the cure? Oh mum, please. You can’t leave me like this – I need you.
Dana:
You… you are no son… of mine…

Jack: You don’t mean that… say you don’t mean that. No that’s not true! Say you don’t mean it! Mum! MUM!

Jack: OH MUM.

(Sound of small footsteps)

Present Day - California - USA

Leon: Mum, look at me! Yippie!

Jasmine: For gods sake! I didn't want to get my hair you wet you idiot!
Leon:
Then why get in the pool?
Jasmine:
Because I fancied a swim! Doesen't mean I wanted to get my hair all soaked! I only washed it today!

Parker: Miss Cole would you care for a drink? Miss Cole? Miss Cole?

Julie: Oh - right Parker. I'm sorry - and no thank you. I'm fine.
Parker:
Are you sure? It's one of the hottest days in over a year.
Julie:
I'm used to the sun, but thank you anyway.
Parker:
You're welcome.
Julie:
Hold on a second Parker -
Parker:
Yes?
Julie:
How long have the kids been in the pool?
Parker:
About an hour Miss Cole.
Julie:
Dammit, I must of drifted off again!

Julie: Leon! Jasmine! Enough, you've been in there for too long! Get out and get some sun cream on you!
Jasmine:
I was just getting out anyway, you have no idea how bad water makes my skin wrinkle.
Leon:
Oh mum, that's not fair!
Julie:
You can get in again tomorrow.
Leon:
But what if it rains?
Jasmine:
It's not gonna rain you moron, we're in the middle of a drought.
Leon:
What does that mean?

Parker: Julie - I've been working for you for years now so I hope it's alright for me to say that you look ever so tired.
Julie:
(Laughs) You're a part of the family Parker, of course you can say that.
Parker:
Is anything bothering you perhaps?
Julie:
No it's just I've been quite busy lately is all.
Parker:
Would you like me to cancel your trip to New York this evening?
Julie:
No, no. I need to go - old friends birthday. Can't miss it, my flights at six right?
Parker:
Yes.
Julie:
Best go spend some time with the kids - they're not impressed that I'm going away again.

Japan:

(In Japanese)
Yuriko:
Mother please! Will you calm down!
Anarka:
I am calm Yuriko! Stop being such a silly billy!
Yuriko:
Mum - stay still okay? Just stay there, don't move.
Anarka:
Are there any butterflies outside? I like butterflies!

Yuriko: Emi, I am so sorry to bother you but I really need your help, mums had a little performance again today.
Emi:
Oh Yuriko, I wish I could help you it's just todays my first day off in almost a month and I'm spending it with my kid.
Yuriko:
I wouldn't ask if it wasn't an emergancy, she's everywhere this morning.
Emi:
I'm sorry Yuriko, there's nothing I can help with today.
Yuriko:
You're meant to be her Nurse!
Emi:
I am, but with all due respect you can't expect me to work every hour of every day.
Yuriko:
Of course, you're right I apolgise. It's just so hard seeing her like this you know?

Emi: I know, especially as you tell me how strong and intelligent she used to be.
Yuriko:
Yes. I am just glad no matter how much I miss him that my father isn't arond anymore to see her like this.
Emi:
Anyway I'm sorry I can't help more, if she gets worse you'll just have to call the emergancy services.
Yuriko:
But they'll put her away! I've already lost one parent, I do not want to lose another!
Emi:
Where's Shiro, your brother? Isn't he there to help you out?
Yuriko:
Where do you think?

Katashi: I apperiate it you meeting me herein such short notice Shiro.
Shiro:
You know me, eager to help you guys.
Katashi:
Me and some of the other members have found a small little fancy house a few blocks from here, the womans very wealthy - it's gonna give us the cash we need to get some more weapons when we raid the place.
Shiro:
What? We're raiding her house?
Katashi:
Yes, Shiro.
Shiro:
But what if the woman gets hurt?
Katashi:
Who cares? She's a rich stuck up snob Shiro! People like us, people who are made to suffer in this world - we derserve what they've got just as much as them! Me and the gang are depending on you Shiro - now you tell me and you tell me now. Are you in, or are you out?

Shiro: I'm in.

Unhabitated Island, Unknown Location:

Lucy: Johnny! Johnny! Wake up! Johnny!

Johnny: Lucy - what's wrong honey?
Lucy:
They're dead! They're dead!
Johnny: What? Who's dead?

Lucy:
Sally and Hugh! The guys who went out on that boat they made! They've washed ashore - dead!
Johnny:
No - no... no...

Lucy: Johnny! Wait - Johnny!

Johnny: Glen! Glen what's happened?
Glen:
They didn't listen to you Johnny, you told them the waters were too rough and no make shape boat could ever withstand them waves! Now they've all washed ashore! All of them - just washed ashore, they're all dead.
Johnny:
Where's Susie?
Glen:
She's the only one who hasn't washed up, my guess is she's gone too.
Johnny:
I can't believe this, I told them... I warned them.
Glen:
I know...
Johnny:
I WARNED THEM GLEN!
Glen:
Johnny, please -

Lucy: Johnny, honey - please. We've got to stay calm.
Johnny:
How can I stay calm? Everybody else is out fruit picking right now having a good time and when they get back I'm the one who has got to explain to them that they're three friends are dead! More of us are dead - how can I explain that to them? I've got to tell Sarah - my own cousin that her best friend is gone!
Lucy:
Johnny -
Johnny:
Don't you dare to tell me to calm down Luce, it's about time people started listening to me!
Lucy: Johnny!
Johnny:
What!?
Lucy:
Look!

Johnny: Oh my god.
Glen:
That's Susie.

Johnny: Susie! Susie!
Lucy:
Is she alright?
Johnny:
She's breathing.
Glen:
Excellent!
Johnny:
She's fine, she's just unconcious. Help me get her up the beach.
Glen:
Well, looks like you haven't got to tell Sarah her best friends gone now.

New York, USA:

Weatherman: The weather today is set to be bright and sunny throughout the entire morning and into early afternoon.

Delta: Excuse me young man, cereal.
Liam:
I'm watching the TV!
Delta:
You have school in twenty minutes, now come on. Can't you at least eat whilst you watch?
Liam:
But what if I miss something?
Delta:
It's the weather Liam!
Liam:
(Huffs) Fine!

Liam: Is daddy going to be home when I get in from school?
Delta:
No honey, he's working.
Liam:
But he always works!
Delta:
Well as your daddy always explains to me sweetie, he's the Mayor of New York! He's got to work!
Liam:
I hate that daddys the Mayor mummy.
Delta:
Yeah, me too.

Wayne: Hello my lovely family!
Delta:
Morning.
Liam:
Morning dad!
Wayne:
You alright today champ?
(Liam nods)

Wayne:
Good, and Delta? How are you?
Delta:
I'm fine.
Wayne:
Is Travis here yet?
Delta:
No.
Wayne:
Hey Liam, why don't you go get your stuff ready? Cory's mum will be here in a minute to pick you up.
Liam:
Ok!

Wayne: How long is this attitude going to go on for Del?
Delta:
I don't know, how long are you going to go on only caring about your sodding work?
Wayne:
I'm the Mayor of New York! I have responcibilites! If you don't understand that -
Delta:
And I am your wife of fifteen years! I am the mother of your seven year old son! I have responsibilities too! Being the Mayor is not your only responsibility. Get that into your head!
Wayne:
I'm going, Travis has just pulled up.
Detla:
Right, whatever.
Wayne:
Do I get a kiss?
Delta:
Go ask Travis, he kisses your ass enough as it is.
Wayne:
Whatever. I'll see you later!

Liam: Mummy, are you okay? Are you crying?
(Beeping sound from outside)

Delta:
Go off to school love, mummy will see you when you get home.
Liam:
Ok.

Delta: Oh god...
(Phone rings)

Delta: Hello? Davidson estate.
Caller:
Is this Delta Davidson?
Delta:
Speaking.
Caller:
Hi there, my names Red. Well that's what my friends call me anyway.
Delta:
I don't know anybody nicknamed Red? How did you get this number?
Red:
No need to be alarmed Mrs. Davidson, nothing is going to happen to you.
Delta:
Excuse me?
Red:
Just thought you should know that in a few hours time whilst your husband is speaking to the people of New York City, he will be shot in the head.
Delta:
What!? Is this some sort of sick joke!?
Red:
Afraid not. Is that your son that's just left the house?

Delta: What? Are you outside?
Red:
No, I'm far away. Just looking through your feeds of your CCTV footage.
Delta:
How?!
Red:
Oh, I'm a hacker. Didn't mention that should I? Anyway Mrs Davidson, I best be off!
Delta:
Who is this!?
Red:
Bye bye!
Delta:
DON'T YOU DARE GO NEAR MY SON OR MY HUSBAND!
Red:
Cheerio!

Delta: YOU DON'T EVEN THINK OF LAYING A FINGER ON MY BOY YOU SON OF A BITCH!

Delta: No - no I can get them back inside, they might not of left yet!

Delta: NO!

Nurse: Are you sure you're ready to leave Raven?
Raven:
Yeah. I'm ready.
Nurse:
You can stay here for as long as you need, you put yourself in this home - you can always decide to come back should you find it difficult to handle things.
Raven:
Right.
Nurse:
Take care.
Raven:
Later.

Teenager: Hah! First time you've left the nuthouse in a long time sweetcheeks? Hey don't ignore me! Guess they didn't do a good job - you can't even hear me! You're still crazy!

Raven: I wasn't crazy to begin with!



Michael:
Thank you for seeing me so quickly.
Doctor:
It's no problem Mr. Collins. You know I consider you my most important paitent.

Michael: Well? Did you get the results of my test?
Doctor:
I did. I'm so sorry Michael. There's nothing we can do.
Michael:
No!
Doctor:
If we even touch your face it could cause even more damage -

Michael: LOOK AT MY FACE!
Doctor:
Michael, please -
Michael:
LOOK AT IT! HOW CAN IT BE MORE DAMAGED THAN IT ALREADY IS!?
Doctor:
Michael, I'm sorry. Your health is the priority and if we touch you then it could cause you serious damage!
Michael:
GET OUT! GO ON! GET OUT OF MY APARTMENT! GO ON!
Doctor:
I'm sorry.

Doctor: I really am!

Paris, France:

(In French)
Mathieu:
So how have you been feeling lately Isabelle?
Isabelle:
Tired. Lonely. Miserable.
Mathieu:
You've been feeling lonely?
Isabelle:
I know, stupid right? I mean, I'm a married woman and yet it's as if me and my husband don't even exist when we're around each other.
Mathieu:
This is down to your sister in law Alexandra, correct?

Isabelle: Yes. She has been missing for three years now yet he's constantly depressed, I don't know if it's something I'm doing wrong, if he's just clinically depressed, if he's unhappy in our marridge - he refuses to talk to me. He and his sister were like two peas in a pod and since she's vanished he just hasn't been the same. I'm pretty sure our marridge is dead.
Mathieu:
That's awful. I'm afraid our time is up for today. Why don't we pick up on this next time? Tuesday at 2:30, it will be couples counciling with your husband?
Isabelle:
Sure.

Isabelle: Hello? Yes I've just finished. I'm on my way home now yeah. I'll pick you up some crisps. Okay, bye bye.

Soon:

Isabelle: I'm home!

Pierre: Hello baby! I missed you!
Isabelle:
I missed you too.
Pierre:
I made you your all time favourite dinner.
Isabelle:
Oh honey, you shouldn't have.
Pierre:
Anything for my darling wife!
Isabelle:
Our marridge has been so perfect lately.
Pierre:
I know. I love you.
Isabelle:
I love you more.
Pierre:
When are you seeing Mathieu next?
Isabelle:
Next Tuesday.
Pierre: We're gonna confront him soon, you gonna be ready for that?
Isabelle:
Yeah. Absoultely.

Unhabitated Island, Unknown Location:

Lucy: Johnny - honey. We think Suzie is waking up.
Johnny:
Good.
Lucy:
You should wait to burry them, everybody should be here for the funeral.
Johnny:
How many more funerals can we take Luce? How many more deaths are we expected to cope with?
Lucy:
What annoys me is that we're being forced to stay here.
Johnny:
Well we might not be for long, I'm sick of this place. It's just heartache after heartache.
Lucy:
Then why don't we -

Suzie: Johnny - Lucy -
Glen:
I tried to get her to stay sat down but she wouldn't listen!
Johnny:
Suzie!? What are you doing up? Sit down girl, take it easy!
Suzie:
I have a really bad headache!
Lucy:
Then sit down, take it easy.
Suzie:
I can't remember what happened on the boat - we were sailing and Sally was telling me about how much she wanted to get back to her kids and then... then it's just a blur.
Johnny:
Look Suzie, it's not important alright? The important thing is that your alright. So go with Glen and take a rest okay? You derserve it.
Suzie:
Okay. Alright, you're right.

Lucy: I know how hard this is for you -
Johnny:
Don't - I'm not the person who needs sympathy. I'm not the one dead. Suzie is the person who needs support right now - she's lucky to be alive.
Lucy:
But still - come here.

Lucy: I love you.
Johnny:
Love you too.

New York, USA:

Delta: Debbie! Debbie! It's me! Thank god you picked up! Where are you?
Debbie:
Just taking the kids to school is everything -
Delta:
Bring Liam back! Right now! Straight away!
Debbie: But -

Delta:
I'm serious Debbie - I'm pleading with you! Please bring Liam home!
Debbie:
Okay, I'll be there in five.

Michael: GARGH! WHY DOES NOTHING GO RIGHT FOR ME!

Michael: I'VE HAD IT! I'VE HAD ENOUGH!

Parker: We're approching the city now Julie.
Julie:
Excellent, can you pop on the radio?
Parker:
Sure.
Wayne on the Radio:
And my main priority is to get every child in this state the education that every child is entitled too!
Julie:
Ah, this must be the Mayor's of New York's speech. Leave this on. Even though I'm a single mother of two I do love politics.
Parker:
Sure, sure.

Wayne: I understand more than anybody what it is to be a father, how difficult and challenging it can be. I also wish to confirm today that I intend to set up help centres to help single parents who may be struggling with their children, the centres will also be in aid to help parents with disabled children and -

Travis: Is everything alright mam?
Woman:
You're the Mayor's asisstaint right?
Travis:
Yes, why do you ask?
Woman:
Look up there!

Raven: I don't wanna do this!

Delta: COME ON! PICK UP! DAMMIT!
Wayne:
Hello this is Wayne, I can't take your call at the moment but please leave a message after the tone -
Delta:
DAMMIT!

Wayne: Shelters for the homeless and the eldery have worked brilliantly throughout the city and percentage rates of crime is at an all time low...
Julie:
He seems to be doing a good job.
Parker:
Indeed.

Wayne: And it's my obligation to -

Travis: Oh god!

Delta: PICK UP!

Wayne: - ensure that all children of the state of New York have -

Raven: I'm so sorry -
(Gunshot)