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07 August 2013 @ 08:04 pm
Transcript: 2x9 Bounty Hunters!  



1987

EXT. SBPD, DAY

A classic Plymouth convertible pulls up in front of the building where SHAWN and GUS are eating ice cream cones. The driver steps out and walks around to the passenger side. He is wearing black jeans, a white T-shirt and a black leather vest. Around his neck is a cord, attached to which is a badge. He pulls the cuffed man out of the passenger door and pushes him towards the building.

GUS:
Who is that?

SHAWN:
Maybe only the coolest guy ever.

They watch as the man passes them as he heads up the stairs. He winks in their direction. HENRY passes him on the way down.

HENRY:
Hey, guys, sorry I'm late. Had to do a little extra paperwork. Let's hit it.

GUS and SHAWN stand up.

SHAWN:
Sorry, Dad, we were just checking out that super-cop.

HENRY:
(takes off sunglasses) Shawn, that is not a super-cop. That guy is a bounty hunter.

SHAWN:
What's that, a cop with a cooler name?

HENRY:
He's not cool, Shawn. He's a nuisance. He's a privately hired half criminal operating outside the law.

SHAWN imagines himself in the bounty hunter’s place.

HENRY:
Shawn, look at me. Shawn. He's not about justice, he's about the money.

SHAWN:
But they look cool, right?

HENRY:
(bends over) All right, listen to me, son. If you want to arrest somebody, you do it the right way. You do it with a badge. You got it? Let's hit it.

PRESENT DAY

INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY

LASSITER is leading a major briefing for the entire department using a screen and slideshow.

LASSITER:
All right, everybody, listen up, listen up! Take a close look at this picture. His name is Dwayne Tancana. 12 counts of grand larceny on his sheet. Just did 36 months on his last beef. But he's upped his game recently when he was charged with the murder of Isabella Cole. Found dead after a robbery invasion at her home. He was supposed to be arraigned this morning, but he managed to escape police custody. He's on the run and considered armed and dangerous.

A young OFFICER standing next to JULIET raises her hand.

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<lj-cut text="He was with those idiots, you know? The psychic and the other idiot.">


1987

<u>EXT. SBPD, DAY</u>

<i>A classic Plymouth convertible pulls up in front of the building where SHAWN and GUS are eating ice cream cones. The driver steps out and walks around to the passenger side. He is wearing black jeans, a white T-shirt and a black leather vest. Around his neck is a cord, attached to which is a badge. He pulls the cuffed man out of the passenger door and pushes him towards the building.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Who is that?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Maybe only the coolest guy ever.

<i>They watch as the man passes them as he heads up the stairs. He winks in their direction. HENRY passes him on the way down.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Hey, guys, sorry I'm late. Had to do a little extra paperwork. Let's hit it.

<i>GUS and SHAWN stand up.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Sorry, Dad, we were just checking out that super-cop.

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(takes off sunglasses)</i> Shawn, that is not a super-cop. That guy is a bounty hunter.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What's that, a cop with a cooler name?

<b>HENRY:</b>
He's not cool, Shawn. He's a nuisance. He's a privately hired half criminal operating outside the law.

<i>SHAWN imagines himself in the bounty hunter’s place.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Shawn, look at me. Shawn. He's not about justice, he's about the money.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
But they look cool, right?

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(bends over)</i> All right, listen to me, son. If you want to arrest somebody, you do it the right way. You do it with a badge. You got it? Let's hit it.

PRESENT DAY

<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY</u>

<i>LASSITER is leading a major briefing for the entire department using a screen and slideshow.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
All right, everybody, listen up, listen up! Take a close look at this picture. His name is Dwayne Tancana. 12 counts of grand larceny on his sheet. Just did 36 months on his last beef. But he's upped his game recently when he was charged with the murder of Isabella Cole. Found dead after a robbery invasion at her home. He was supposed to be arraigned this morning, but he managed to escape police custody. He's on the run and considered armed and dangerous.

<i>A young OFFICER standing next to JULIET raises her hand.</i>

<b<OFFICER:</b>
Excuse me, sir?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Yes?

<b>OFFICER:</b>
How did he manage to escape?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
What, are you writing a movie script about this? Why don't you focus on the facts I'm giving you instead of compiling your own?

<i>JULIET turns to face LASSITER and there is a bandage on her forehead by her hairline.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
You know what, detective? I got this. <i>(walks over to stand by LASSITER)</i> It was my fault. Tancana was in my custody at the time. I was escorting him from holding to the courthouse. He was cuffed, but not leg shackled. One of the uniformed officers that was following us stopped to tie his shoe. I should have lagged back, but I didn't. We rounded a blind corner, he took the opportunity to head butt me, making a run for it while I was down.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Okay, can we move on now? Time is not on our side, people. You will all be assigned locations I want you to track and monitor. McNab!

<b>BUZZ:</b>
Yes, sir?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Where's my damn coffee?

<b>BUZZ:</b>
<i>(looks to conference room)</i> Sir, I put it in the conference room for you, sir.

<i>LASSITER looks over at the conference room himself and sees a man pick up his coffee cup (“Shoot First, Drink Coffee Later”). It’s the same bounty hunter SHAWN and GUS had seen as children.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Who the hell is that?

<b>JULIET:</b>
That's Byrd Tatums, a bounty hunter. There's a $50,000 bounty on Tancana.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Bounty hunter? There… There are no bounty hunters allowed in this station! <i>(to BUZZ)</i> Get him out of here, now.

<b>JULIET:</b>
He was hired by the victim's husband, Loman Cole. They wanna talk to you.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
His lips are touching my personal mug.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Eww!

<i>JULIET and LASSITER head for the conference room.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, CONFERENCE ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS is in the room with COLE as JULIET and LASSITER enter.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Look, Mr. Cole, I understand how you must feel. But you should take comfort in knowing that myself, Detective Lassiter, and the entire department are doing everything they can to bring Tancana back into custody.

<b>COLE:</b>
Oh, I think you've already done your part. And that was allowing my wife's killer to escape. Now, maybe you can just step aside and let Mr. Tatums do what he does.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
All due respect, sir, what we did was apprehend the man, arrest him, and charge him with murder.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Yeah, and how's that working out for you?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
<i>(steps up to TATUMS)</i> You listen to me, pal. This is our investigation. <i>(turns away then turns back)</i> And that is my damn coffee. <i>(grabs mug and storms out)</i>

<i>JULIET follows.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY</u>

<i>JULIET tags after LASSITER as he stalks away from the conference room.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Well, first of all, I think we should go to the airport and brief security on Tancana's stats. Then I was thinking…

<b>LASSITER:</b>
<i>(stops)</i> Yeah, look, O'Hara, actually, uh, here's the thing. I'm gonna have you stick around here, and I'm gonna go out and take care of the rest of that.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Wait a minute, are you punishing me?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
No! No, I'm not punishing you. It's... look, with the Chief out of town, this all falls on my shoulders, so it's my call. I'm gonna work the field and I need you here.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Oh, my God, you are punishing me. Look, I need to be out there. I need to find him.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
We will. I promise you. We've got every bit of manpower on this.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Every bit?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Yes, every bit.

<i>JULIET takes out her phone as she keeps looking at LASSITER.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
No. No way, O'Hara. I am not gonna do that. We don't need them on this.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Should I dial the number or do you want to?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
O'Hara, this is my call.

<b>JULIET:</b>
<i>(holds phone to ear)</i> It's ringing.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
What did you do?

<b>JULIET:</b>
You said to call.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
No, I said it's my call whether or not to call.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Oh. <i>(hands the phone to LASSITER)</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Uh, hi, Shawn. Um. It's, uh, Carlton Lassiter.

>>>LATER>>>

<u>INT. SBPD, VICK’S OFFICE, DAY</u>
<i>SHAWN and GUS have arrived at the station and are in VICK’S office with LASSITER who has taken it over as acting Chief. LASSITER is sitting in the chair behind the desk explaining why they were called in.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
So all I'm asking you to do is track Tancana and get back to me with any psychic leads, or whatever the hell it is you call 'em, on his whereabouts.

<i>SHAWN looks into the conference room where TATUMS and COLE are still waiting.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(whispers)</i> Dude, it's Byrd. Remember Byrd?

<b>GUS:</b>
<i>(whispers)</i> How could I forget him? He looks exactly the same way as when we were kids.

<i>TATUMS does push-ups against the table.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Same vest, same Shaun Cassidy hair.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
<i>(stands and snaps fingers)</i> Guys, here. Over here. Listen to me. You are, in no uncertain terms, to make any physical contact with this man, do you understand? He's highly dangerous. <i>(shows them the file)</i> He strangled her with his bare hands. He knocked her husband out with a vase.

<i>SHAWN notices an imprint on Isabelle Cole’s neck.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
I don't need to remind you the reputation of one of our own is at stake.

<i>GUS and SHAWN look over to JULIET’S desk where she is looking over some files.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Just so we're clear. Just so there's no confusion, let me explain this one more time in terms I know you'll understand. Cops are here, <i>(holds right hand up, palm down to mark a height)</i> bounty hunters are here, <i>(uses left hand to mark a large gap)</i> psychics are here. <i>(lowers right hand to a spot just above his left)</i>

<i>SHAWN and GUS bend over and peer at the space.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
We beat bounty hunters. <i>(fist-bumps SHAWN)</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
By a knuckle.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Where are orthodontists on this scale?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
I'm asking for your help. Don't make me ask twice.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Give us a second. I have a question for Mr. Cole.

<i>SHAWN and GUS walk away.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, CONFERENCE ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS enter the conference room. COLE and TATUMS are both sitting at the table.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I'm very sorry for your loss. My name is Shawn Spencer. This is my partner Burton Guster. I'm a psychic here at the department, and I have one question for you. The $50,000 bounty, does that apply exclusively to Byrd here?

<b>COLE:</b>
I don't care who gets the 50,000. It goes to whoever brings Tancana in, and fast.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Thank you. That's good to know.

<i>SHAWN and GUS leave.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
You gotta be kidding me.

<u>INT. SBPD, HALL, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN stops and GUS catches up.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
My God, Cole has amazing hair.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, focus.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Did you smell it?

<b>GUS:</b>
Of course I did. Ginger blossoms. But who cares?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I care, deeply. That's Kangaroo paste.

<b>GUS:</b>
Kangaroo what?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hair gel. You can only get it in Australia. I've been trying to get my hands on it for months. Maybe he has a contact from <i>(Australian accent)</i> Down Under.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
My hair's hungry for it, Gus.

<u>INT. SBPD, VICK’S OFFICE, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS walk back into the office.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Okay, Lassie! The answer is an enthusiastic and sprightly yes. You've got yourself a couple of bounty hunters.

<center>**********************************************************************

PSYCH

“Bounty Hunters!”
By
Andy Berman

STARRING:
James Roday
Dulé Hill
Timothy Omundson
Maggie Lawson
Kirsten Nelson
And
Corbin Bernsen

DIRECTOR
John Badham

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<u>INT. SBPD, HALL, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS is walking down the hall past VICK’S office. SHAWN and GUS hurry out.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hey, man! You remember us? Uh, we had a moment once when we were kids.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Well, let me think. No.

<i>TATUMS tries to walk away but GUS stands in front of him.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
But you winked at us.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Yeah. Well, that was probably involuntary. I have a blepharospasm in my right eye. It makes me twitch.

<i>TATUMS tries to walk past them but SHAWN and GUS take a step backwards in front of him.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus and I are brand new to the bounty hunter scene. We were hoping you had a few friendly tips for us.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Oh, yeah, yeah. Yeah, sure. Uh, stay out of my way.

<b>GUS:</b>
Wow, that didn't seem very friendly at all.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Look, if I play my cards right, this is gonna be my last run. I'm gonna collect my 50 g's, and then I'm quitting the game. I'm retiring.

<i>SHAWN ducks and looks around.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
What?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
My bad. Usually right when someone's about to retire, they get shot at, yeah?

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Okay, I don't need you peons screwing this up for me, you got it? I just put a down payment on a bar in Key West.

<b>GUS:</b>
Who are the other investors? Tango and Cash?

<b>TATUMS:</b>
You know, it's interesting you're finding time to make fun when your pretty little blonde lady detective dropped the ball so hard. Tell you what, why don't you boys just step aside and let Daddy clean up your mess? <i>(pushes past them)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Look, just because we didn't go to the costume shop and get a bounty hunter's wrist bracelet and accessories kit, doesn't mean that we won't be bringing it in a big way.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Well, go ahead and bring it. Be careful out there. People get hurt. Oh, and by the way, these don't come in "tiny”. <i>(walks away)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
We'll just get a women's large.

<b>GUS:</b>
Wow. I think I hate that guy.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, that's the way it usually goes when you meet your childhood heroes, Gus. Nothing but heartache and disappointment. Remember how sad you were when you ran into Judge Reinhold at the dry cleaners?

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, we need to get on this right away.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, for Juliet. She's had our backs, now we're gonna have her back.

<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY</u>

<i>JULIET is taken her gun apart and reassembling it as SHAWN and GUS walk over to her desk.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Jules, you okay?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Fine. <i>(checks stopwatch)</i> 26 seconds.

<b>GUS:</b>
What are you doing?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Oh, I'm disassembling my side arm and then assembling it again. I time myself. It's an old Academy stress exercise.

<i>SHAWN and GUS take up position on either side of her chair to lean over and look at her computer monitor.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
What are you watching?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Oh, it's a video that a bystander took with his cell phone of Tancana escaping from the courthouse.

<i>On the footage, SHAWN sees TANCANA is wearing a Medic Alert bracelet.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Is he diabetic or does he have a heart condition?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Yeah, he has a heart condition. <i>(looks at SHAWN)</i> How did you know that?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, it came to me, psychically. I just, you know, I didn't have the energy for the whole hand-to-head thing. I'm leaning in quite nicely here, so…

<b>GUS:</b>
Did Tancana have any family in town that we know of?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Yes, he has a cousin who's a short-order cook at Marvin's off La Cumbre. <i>(looks at GUS)</i> But hello, don't you think that's the first place we checked?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, hello, Gus. Look, we gotta go. But you have my word, we're gonna make this right.

<u>INT. MARVIN’S, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS are talking with the cook as he works the grill: two burgers and a Rueben.</i>

<b>COOK:</b>
I already told the blonde detective there, I haven't even spoken to my cousin in months. <i>(plates the burgers)</i> I thought he was in prison.

<b>GUS:</b>
He was. Until this morning. When he jumped his arraignment and escaped from the courthouse. He's on the run.

<b>COOK:</b>
<i>(calm)</i> Well, that's awful. I'm in shock. <i>(sips coffee)</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Yeah, you look like it.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, so much so you're just gonna drink some coffee, keep cooking?

<b>COOK:</b>
Uh, it helps me cope.

<i>SHAWN watches as the COOK prepares egg whites. He pulls GUS aside.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Dude, Tancana's here.

<b>GUS:</b>
What? How do you know he's here?

<i>SHAWN looks around the diner and points out the customers to GUS.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Look at those two truckers. They're the ones that ordered the burgers. That's why they're grappling over the ketchup. And look at that dude in the corner. Waitress already dropped off the Russian dressing which means he is waiting on the Reuben. <i>(looks over at grill)</i> But look what he's making in the corner there. Egg whites. That's not on the menu at a greasy spoon like this, I'll tell you that much. But it's just what a heart patient would eat to stay healthy.

<i>SHAWN looks towards the shuttered doors marked “Staff Only” and sees a large shadow walk by.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Let's get him!

<b>GUS:</b>
No, uh-uh, Shawn. No.

<u>EXT. MARVIN’S, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS pulls into the lot beside the Echo.</i>

<u>INT. MARVIN’S, DAY</u>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
We're bounty hunters, that's what bounty hunters do!

<b>GUS:</b>
We are not bounty hunters, Shawn. I'm a pharmaceutical salesman! And Lassiter made it very clear. He said, "in no uncertain terms”. These are certain terms, Shawn. Certain terms.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Somebody forgot to drink their courageous juice this morning.

<b>GUS:</b>
Fine. Get in the car.

<i>TATUMS bursts through the front door and SHAWN and GUS duck behind the counter. TATUMS leaps over the counter and heads for the door. The COOK tries to stop him.</i>

<b>COOK:</b>
Dwayne! Take off now!

<i>TANCANA crawls through the pass-through window into the main body of the diner and falls to the floor. TATUMS sees this and leaps over the counter. He grabs TANCANA as he passes by him and shoves him face-down onto a table, smashing his face into a hamburger.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Enjoying that hamburger, huh?

<i>TATUMS pulls TANCANA upright. TANCANA head-butts TATUMS who falls backwards onto a table and crashes to the floor. While TATUMS is down, TANCANA runs from the diner. SHAWN and GUS watch from safety behind the counter.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, wow!

<i>TATUMS groans as he rolls over. SHAWN and GUS run out of the diner.</i>

<u>EXT. MARVIN’S, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS run to the Echo and get inside. GUS hurriedly puts the keys in the ignition before reaching for his seatbelt as SHAWN just sits in the passenger seat looking ahead.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
We need to get out of here.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(takes keys from ignition)</i> Wait, let's stop and think about this for a second.

<b>GUS:</b>
I don't need to think about anything, Shawn! I wanna get out of here! <i>(puts keys in ignition)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(puts on seatbelt)</i> But Gus, we were there! We saw him! What are we gonna tell Jules?

<i>TANCANA sits up in the back seat, startling SHAWN and GUS.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Tell her you're gonna be late.

<b>GUS:</b>
Uh, I think you're making a big mistake here.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(looks out the windshield)</i> We need to go!

<i>TATUMS is up and heading in their direction.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, drive! Drive, drive, drive, drive, drive!

<i>GUS screeches as he backs the Echo out of the parking space. TATUMS leaps and hands on the hood. GUS brakes to make the turn and TATUMS falls off. GUS pulls the Echo out of the lot and TATUMS chases them down the street.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
You guys are toast! You hear me?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Whoo!

<b>TATUMS:</b>
You're toast! <i>(stops)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(laughs)</i> Dude, we're, like, the best bounty hunters ever. The criminals come straight into our car, already cuffed!

<u>INT. ECHO, DAY</u>

<i>In the back seat, TANCANA is lying on his back, legs in the air, moving his cuffed hands to the front of his body, no longer behind his back.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
About another mile on this road, turn left on Cabrillo. I gotta make a stop at a house down there.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Got some bad news for you, buddy. The only stop we'll be making is at the police station. We’re turning you in. 'Cause we are bounty hunters.

<b>GUS:</b>
He's a bounty hunter. I'm a pharmaceutical salesman.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(laughs)</i> That's good. You're bounty hunters.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What is everybody's deal? Like, what is going on here? Is it because I'm not wearing the vest? Is that what it is? You know what, the truth is, I'm a psychic detective and this is my partner, Galileo Humpkins.

<b>GUS:</b>
You know, for the first time, I'm grateful you didn't use my real name.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(leans forward between the seats)</i> All right. You one of those psychic people? One of those crystal ball people?

Well, look into your crystal ball and see that I'm innocent. I didn't kill anybody.

<b>GUS:</b>
Right, you just rob them.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
That's what I do. I'm a thief. But I'm not a killer. I had a partner in this one, Gord Delbecchio. Gord wanted me to break into the basement and disarm the alarm, so I did. Woman was killed in the bedroom on the second floor. And I swear I never even saw the lady.

<b>GUS:</b>
Sure. That's why you ran.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
If I was guilty, do you really think I would have stayed in this town?

<b>GUS:</b>
That's what your attorney is for.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I don't have some slick attorney. I don't even have an attorney, man. I got a public defender. You know, I'm probably facing the chair on this one.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Why didn't you tell the cops about Delbecchio?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
If I let the cops try to find him, he'd be long gone by now.

<i>SHAWN looks over at GUS and GUS is ready to argue.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, CONFERENCE ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS leans back in a chair and puts an icepack to his head. JULIET and LASSITER enter the room. COLE is already sitting at the table.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
<i>(sarcastic)</i> Aw, that looks painful.

<b>COLE:</b>
So let me get this straight. You just let him get away?

<i>JULIET sits at the table.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
There was nothing I could do. He drove off in a car.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
<i>(sits)</i> Did you manage to get a plate?

<b>TATUMS:</b>
No. But it was a blue Echo. It was a child's car. He was with those idiots, you know? The psychic and the other idiot.

<i>JULIET looks at LASSITER and he lunges for the phone in the middle of the table.</i>

<u>INT. ECHO, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN’S cell phone rings and he reaches into his pocket and pulls it out. He looks at the caller ID before answering.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Lassie, what's happening? <i>(to GUS)</i> It's Lassie. <i>(into phone)</i> Yes. Yes, I do know what “uncertain terms” are. I'm the one that had to tell Gus.

CONTINUED, INTERCUT WITH –

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<u>INT. SBPD, CONFERENCE ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>LASSITER is on the phone.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
No, you listen to me, Spencer, all right? You get back here now or I will charge you both with harboring a fugitive. Do you understand?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Wow, somebody didn't drink their grateful juice this morning. We're fine, okay? He's cuffed. I'm bringing him back in. You're welcome. Do me a favor, put Jules on the phone for a second. <i>(to GUS)</i> Ooh, dude! Labradoodle.

<b>GUS:</b>
Where?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
He wants to talk to you. <i>(hands phone to JULIET)</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn, where are you guys? Let us send some black and whites.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(to GUS)</i> You want a black and white cookie? Tancana, you want a cookie?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Can't eat wheat. Or yeast.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn, I'm serious. Just stay where you are.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, so that we can't collect the $50,000 bounty. I don't think so. We're close, okay? But answer me this. What do you know about a Klaus Delbecchio?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Gord.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gord Delbecchio.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn, don't buy into Tancana's story. We have checked out Delbecchio. He has a record. He used to partner up with Tancana, but he didn't this time, okay? Just get in here. And be careful.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Admit it, you're a little turned on by the whole bounty hunter thing, aren't you? Come on. Shawn Spencer, bounty hunter? I mean, I know the psychic thing is sexy. I mean, that's a given. It's a sexy thing. Shawn Spencer, bounty hunter? It's hot. It's hot!

<i>JULIET rolls her eyes.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hello? Jules? Jules? Is it because I'm not wearing a vest? Is it the vest?

<i>JULIET hangs up the phone.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hello? <i>(looks at phone)</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I think she hung up, Shawn.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Look, we never made any actual cash from the Cole robbery. Delbecchio kept talking about working something a lot bigger. Said... bragging, blowing about all the cash he was gonna make. I think I know where's he's hiding out. It's only, like, five minutes out of the way. We swing by there, we check it out, and you'll know I'll telling the truth.

<i>SHAWN looks over at GUS without turning his head completely, trying to persuade him.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, what are you doing? What is that face, Shawn? I don't like that face.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I'm sensing something, Gus. That's what I do, I'm a psychic. I sense things, remember?

<b>GUS:</b>
No, Shawn, you're not doing this to me again. No, not this time. Not with a criminal in the back of my car.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, don't be a little girl about this, okay? It's only gonna take five minutes.

<b>GUS:</b>
I'm the one driving this car right now. And this car is going to the police station. Where all the police are.

<u>EXT. SBPD, DAY</u>

<i>The Echo pulls into a parking space right by the front door. SHAWN dials on his cell.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY</u>

<i>JULIET paces by her desk. Her phone rings and she hurries over to answer.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Hello? Got it. <i>(hangs up phone)</i> They've got him! Downstairs in his car! <i>(runs out)</i>

<u>EXT. SBPD, DAY</u>

<i>LASSITER and other police hurry out of the door, weapons up. JULIET stands at the base of the stairs, a dumbfounded look on her face. SHAWN and GUS are sitting on the ground beside the Echo, handcuffed together through the open windows.

LASSITER holsters his gun.</i>

>>> LATER >>>

<i>SHAWN and GUS exit the police department.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I wanna thank you for a very colorful and eventful stint as a bounty hunter, Shawn. But consider me retired.

<i>SHAWN ducks and looks around. He straightens and they continue walking to the car.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Well, look at it this way. Now you got a story if you ever go on Letterman.

<b>GUS:</b>
Terrific. Now I'm gonna head home, take a long nap, and wait for the bruises to show up on my wrists.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
That actually sounds pretty good. I'll come along. It's been a long time since we've napped together. <i>(opens driver’s door and takes keys)</i> Let's make a quick stop first.

<i>SHAWN gets in the car and starts the engine.</i>

<u>EXT. WATER, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS are in a small boat with an outboard engine. SHAWN is sitting in the back driving as GUS sits in the front.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
This is not a quick stop, Shawn!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Sorry, my dad's boat only goes so fast.

<b>GUS:</b>
I thought I was clear. I'm retired!

<i>SHAWN ducks.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Will you stop doing that?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
He said take a right at Cabrillo, head for the pier to a house.

<b>GUS:</b>
You do realize we're not on land anymore, right?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
He said house. But what he meant was houseboat. It's not a tourist spot. That's not a fishing hole. There's no reason to be there.

<i>Ahead of them is an anchored dirty fishing boat. SHAWN pulls the boat closer and we see it is not just dirty, but rusting.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I'm not getting on this boat, Shawn.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Shh! If Delbecchio's on the boat, he can hear us. Toss me that rope, buddy. <i>(takes rope from GUS)</i> Thanks. Now, listen, I'm okay with you staying on the boat. Just be careful of sharks. I'm not sure my dad's little skiff is shark safe. <i>(stands and climbs onto steps)</i>

<u>EXT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS creep up the steps.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Dude, I'm pretty sure this is the boat from <i>Dead Calm</i>.

<b>GUS:</b>
Great, now we have to worry about Billy Zane too?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Shh!

<i>SHAWN and GUS head into the cabin.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, MAIN CABIN, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS look around the main cabin that looks more like a store-room, not a living space.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, BRIDGE, DAY</u>

<i>TANCANA hears them and grabs a wooden cosh used for beating fish. He storms into the main cabin.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, MAIN CABIN, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS turn around when TANCANA enters.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Psychic bloodhound just couldn't leave it be, huh?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(holds hands up in front of him)</i> Easy, easy. Take it easy.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I told you back at the station I'm gonna do what I have to do to clear my name. If that's coming to Delbecchio's hideout and finding the evidence, that's what I'm gonna do.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Okay. Why don't you just put down the fish bonker? You're making Gus very nervous. <i>(removes sunglasses)</i> And let me do what it is I do, Dwayne. I can help you.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
All right. Take a shot. <i>(drops fish bonker)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Thank you. <i>(looks at a table by the window)</i> Huh. <i>(steps closer and sees pieces of ripped paper)</i> Look at that. <i>(the pieces bear denominations and he picks them up)</i> Money bands. <i>(tosses the paper like confetti)</i> Usually used to pack 2 or $3,000 stacks.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I told you he was working on some cash deal.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yes, you did.

<i>GUS leans over and pulls something from a box.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I think I just found his phone.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Well, turn it on. What do you got?

<b>GUS:</b>
<i>(presses button)</i> Battery's dead.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Just hold on to it.

<i>SHAWN looks into an open drawer and sees a woman’s necklace. He pulls it out and holds it up, looking at the pendant. He then remembers the photos of Isabella Cole’s neck and the imprint left from her necklace. He groans and stumbles towards GUS, reaching his hands out. GUS tries to push him away as SHAWN holds the necklace up to GUS’ neck.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(pulls away from GUS with a gasp)</i> I believe Isabella Cole was wearing this when she was killed. That puts Delbecchio at least close enough to the body to snatch this off. It's evidence. Circumstantial, but it could lead to something.

<i>Gunshots are fired outside. The three look out the window and see TATUMS in a small boat with a shotgun.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
It's Byrd!

<i>SHAWN’S cell rings and he pulls it from his back pocket to answer.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hello?

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(over phone)</i> Shawn?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Dad!

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<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, KITCHEN, DAY</u>

<i>HENRY is getting pots and pans out of a cabinet.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Yeah, hey, Shawn. You still coming over for dinner tonight?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hold on a sec. <i>(to GUS)</i> Are will still going to dinner at my dad's tonight?

<i>GUS smacks SHAWN on the arm.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Uh, look, we're gonna have to get back to you on that, Dad. We're in the middle of something.

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(gets plates from cabinet)</i> It sounds like you're on a boat.

<i>HENRY hears TATUMS’ gun over the phone.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Was that a gunshot?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No, don't be ridiculous. We're just... we're sitting in the Psych office watching a movie, <i>Midnight Run</i>, have you seen it?

<i>TATUMS fires again and SHAWN ends the call with HENRY, putting the phone back in his pocket.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Give it up, peons!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I got this. I got this! <i>(heads for bridge)</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, BRIDGE, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN looks at the controls.</i>

<u>EXT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS is on the deck, peering in the windows.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, BRIDGE, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN is still looking for a way out of their predicament. He turns around when TATUMS pounds on the door.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Open it up! I will shoot you! Open it!

<i>SHAWN pushes the gears forward, setting the ship in motion.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, MAIN CABIN, DAY</u>

<i>GUS staggers backwards.</i>

<u>EXT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, DAY</u>

<i>TATUMS falls backwards off the ship.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, BRIDGE, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN turns towards the door.</i>

<u>INT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, MAIN CABIN, DAY</u>

<i>GUS and TANCANA head towards the bridge.</i>

<u>EXT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN, GUS and TANCANA run to the stern.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Let's go! We are out of here!

<i>SHAWN stops short. His father’s boat isn’t there.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
You didn't tie up the boat?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Me? Last guy out the boat ties it up! Everyone knows that!

<b>GUS:</b>
You asked for the rope! Why would you ask for the rope if you didn't intend on tying it up, Shawn?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What are you, the ambassador of rope etiquette?

<i>There is a gunshot and they turn to see a wet TATUMS on the deck with his shotgun. He cocks it and holds it ready. At this point, his blepharospasm acts up.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(looks at SHAWN)</i> Did he just wink at me?

<b>TATUMS:</b>
This time, I really am gonna shoot you guys. <i>(aims shotgun)</i>

<i>SHAWN, GUS and TANCANA run into each other before climbing the rail and jumping into the water. TATUMS grunts and heads for his own boat. TANCANA comes up and starts swimming. SHAWN and GUS break the surface next to each other.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, if we ever get out of this alive, I'm gonna kill you!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Whoa!

<i>SHAWN sees TANCANA climbing into HENRY’S boat.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
You've got to be kidding me! How can a man that big have so much stamina?

<i>TANCANA starts the engine and drives away. SHAWN and GUS start swimming after him. TATUMS brings his boat around after TANCANA. GUS holds up his arm, thumb out like he’s hitch-hiking. SHAWN copies him.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hey!

<i>TATUMS slows down.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I'm a psychic! I can tell you where he's going!

<u>INT. MARVIN’S, DAY</u>

<i>Through the window, we see SHAWN and GUS walking along the sidewalk.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I told you she'd be here.

<b>GUS:</b>
Wow, she really is taking this to heart.

<i>We see JULIET sitting in a booth staring straight ahead. There are files on the table. SHAWN and GUS enter the diner and slip into the booth opposite JULIET.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Hey, Jules, you okay? Juliet? What are you doing here? Catching up on some summer reading?

<i>JULIET doesn’t even blink.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus and I were almost murdered here earlier, so we came back for sentimental reasons.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Do you know what it's like to have an internal voice that tells you what the right thing to do is all of the time and you do it, and it works and you're good at what you do, and then one day it just shuts off? And in that moment there is no voice, and you just have to listen to yourself. And in an instant, in a millisecond, you make a tiny, but crucial mistake and screw up so badly it affects your whole life? <i>(looks at SHAWN)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No, I do not. But Gus here might.

<i>GUS jabs SHAWN with his elbow.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Look, I promise you, we're gonna find him. And we're gonna bring him back in.

<b>JULIET:</b>
How are you gonna do that, Shawn? Because I have been through everything. I have combed these photos over and over again looking for anything, any clues, and I keep coming up with a big, fat zero. <i>(stands and reaches for the files)</i>

<i>SHAWN puts a hand on JULIET’S and she stops.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
So what are you doing? You're just giving up?

<b>JULIET:</b>
No, I just have to go back to the station to deal with something. Be my guest. <i>(leaves without the files)</i>

<i>GUS looks through the photographs as SHAWN reads the files.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
They photographed his tattoos. Look at this one. It looks handmade, like a prison tattoo. “Barb”. It could be a girlfriend or an ex. We can cross check for women named Barb or Barbara who may have run in his circles. He could be hiding out with her.

<i>SHAWN takes the photos. At first glance it looks like “BARB” but then he notices that the second “B” is not connected like the first. He realizes it’s “13”.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus?

<b>GUS:</b>
What?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
You're a genius. <i>(gets up and heads for door)</i>

<i>GUS hurriedly picks up the papers and follows SHAWN.</i>

<u>EXT. BAR 13, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS get out of the car outside the biker bar. They stop and look at the neon sign that is a match for TANCANA’S tattoo.</i>

<u>INT. BAR 13, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS make their way to the bar. The bikers stare at them, challenging their presence.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Not exactly family friendly here.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Just pretend like we're in <i>Roadhouse</i>.

<b>GUS:</b>
Fine, but I'm Patrick Swayze.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Sam Elliott. <i>(to BARTENDER)</i> Excuse me, good sir? I'd like to see a list of your California whites, please.

<b>BARTENDER:</b>
Listen, I don't know which fraternity dared you to walk in here, but you better run on back to campus before you get beat so bad, it's gonna hurt to cry.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Actually, we're meeting a friend here. Dwayne Tancana. You know him?

<b>BARTENDER:</b>
<i>(shrugs)</i> Never heard of him.

<b>GUS:</b>
Hmm, bummer. <i>(to SHAWN)</i> Let's go.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(whispers to GUS)</i> Dude, I got this. <i>(to BARTENDER)</i> Really! I don't think you're telling me the truth, giant guy. I know he's here. About yay high, covered in tats. Pisces. Loves to run. Look, let's not play games. Don't embarrass yourself with this tough guy routine. Tell you what, I'm gonna count to three. One. <i>(holds up thumb)</i> Two. <i>(holds up index finger)</i>

<i>Unbeknownst to SHAWN, bikers had been gathering behind him as he talked.</i>

>>> LATER >>>

<i>SHAWN and GUS are hanging upside-down in the middle of the bar with all the bikers laughing.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Nice work, Shawn.

<i>As they slowly spin, SHAWN sees one man with a chain gripped tightly in his hands. Just as he is about to advance on SHAWN and GUS, TANCANA arrives.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I got it! I said I got it.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
There you are!

<b>TANCANA:</b>
They came here looking for me, so I got it. Now let 'em down.

<i>The crowd groans as SHAWN and GUS are lowered and turned right side up. A woman helps GUS.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
<i>(slaps woman’s hands away)</i> Let me go! Let me... stop! Let me go! You're lucky. And maybe next time you might think about a tic-tac.

<i>TANCANA gently pushes the woman away from GUS.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I gotta say, I'm impressed, Shawn. I’m beginning to believe this whole psychic ability thing. You tracked me here. That is impressive.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Dwayne.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Mm-hmm?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What I really need from you is to let us take you back to the police station and into custody?

<i>Everyone laughs.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(puts a hand on each of their shoulders)</i> If you two try to take me in, my friends will kill you. And if by some strange stroke of luck, you manage to get me hand cuffed, I'll escape, because I've done it before.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(whispers to GUS)</i> Dude, that's what we forgot. Cuffs.

<i>GUS shoves SHAWN and they both sway as their legs are still bound by the chains.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
There's a way out, though. I'll walk out the front door with you, just the three of us. If... if you use your psychic ability to help me find Delbecchio and prove my innocence. So, you got a decision to make. Are you going to accept my generous offer, or am I gonna turn you over to my friends? They don't play nice.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(looks over at the guy with the chain)</i> I'll do it. One condition.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
What?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I get that guy's vest.

<u>EXT. BAR 13, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN, GUS and TANCANA walk out of the bar and to the Echo. SHAWN is wearing the leather vest.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
All right, first things first. Swing by the Psych office, plug in Delbecchio's phone, see if anything survived the water damage caused by Gus.

<b>GUS:</b>
Caused? That I caused? That I caused? Maybe if someone would have tied up the boat, we wouldn't have been swimming around

like the couple from <i>Open Water</i>.

<i>SHAWN gets in the passenger seat and doesn’t say a word.</i>

<u>EXT. DELBECCHIO’S BOAT, DAY</u>

<i>The police are swarming the boat.</i>

<b>MAN:</b>
There was one guy, right there on the dock.

<i>LASSITER is on his cell phone.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Did you run the registration?

CONTINUED, INTERCUT WITH –

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<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, DAY</u>

<i>JULIET is at her desk, working on her computer.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Yes, it just came through. It's registered to Delbecchio since 2001.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
All right, good work, detective. Gonna comb this place for Tancana's prints. He must be after Delbecchio for some reason.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Okay. Good. <i>(hangs up phone and sighs)</i>

<u>EXT. PSYCH OFFICE, DAY</u>

<i>They pull into the parking lot and SHAWN sees TATUMS standing outside the building.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Duck! It's Byrd!

<i>The three duck down but keep driving.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Great, now we can't even go to our own office? Byrd is stalking us now. We're harboring a fugitive, Shawn. Where are we gonna go with a fugitive?

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>TANCANA is fingering one of HENRY’S fishing lures. He pokes himself and sucks his finger.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, you can...you can play with that. <i>(walks to kitchen)</i>

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, KITCHEN, DAY</u>

<i>GUS is sitting at the table drying Delbecchio’s phone with a towel.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I can't will it to dry faster, Shawn. And I'm not plugging this in until all signs of moisture have been cleared. I cheated death three times in the last seven hours. And I'm not going out by electrocution. I thought you said we were safe here, anyway.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(takes a can of Diet Coke from the fridge)</i> Look, I know he's at the grocery store getting stuff for the dinner, but I can't will him to spend more time squeezing melons, now can I? Really?

<i>HENRY enters with a grocery bag. GUS gets up from the table.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Oh, hey, Shawn!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Hey, Dad!

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>TANCANA startles at HENRY’S arrival.</i>

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, KITCHEN, DAY</u>

<b>HENRY:</b>
You're early, aren't you?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, we're excited! We're gonna eat. We're gonna...

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(sees GUS at his desk)</i> Guster! What are you doing messing around with my crap over there? Stop.

<b>GUS:</b>
Oh, I'm just charging my phone. I hope you don't mind.

<i>TANCANA walks in and stands next to GUS.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
And who's this?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, this is, um...uh, this is an old, uh... camp counselor of Gus and mine.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Oh, camp counselor, huh? <i>(starts putting away groceries)</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, he rolled into town, looked us up, gave us a call. How fun is that, huh?

<i>HENRY slaps SHAWN on the back.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Get over here and meet my pop. This is, uh, White Feather.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(walks over and shakes HENRY’S hand)</i> Pleased to meet you, Pop.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Well, pleased to meet you too, White Feather.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah.

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(whispers to SHAWN)</i> What camp was that again?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, Dad, you don't remember anything from my childhood. It's Camp Tikimamajama.

<b>GUS:</b>
Tikihama.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Tikihama! Exactly! And White Feather here was very good to us kids back then. <i>(stands by TANCANA)</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
Is Mr. White Feather going to be joining us for dinner?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What are you serving?

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(holds up package)</i> Skirt steak.

<i>SHAWN hisses through his teeth.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Oh, no. He can't eat that. Do you have egg whites?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
So I'm gonna go ahead and let you two get more acquainted. 'Cause that feels right. I mean, that just feels good.

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(shakes head)</i> Shawn.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(to TANCANA)</i> And you can tell...

<b>HENRY:</b>
Shawn!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
... about all our good times at Camp Tiki-Barber.

<i>SHAWN walks over to GUS and the two leave the kitchen. HENRY sighs in frustration.</i>

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>GUS has the phone plugged in and is trying to get it to work.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I still can't get it to work. How long do you think Tancana can stall in there?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Not long.

<b>GUS:</b>
Wait, I got it. That's all that's left?

<i>The words on the screen are distorted.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, that's what happens when you drop cell phones in water.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I need some paper. <i>(picks up a pen and pad and begins to write)</i> All right, look, clearly he's either dropping off or picking up money from someone... somewhere.

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, KITCHEN, DAY</u>

<i>HENRY begins preparing dinner while TANCANA leans against the counter, a bottle of water in his hands.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
So you were Shawn's camp counselor?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Camp? Oh, yeah, yeah. Camp counselor, yeah. Yeah... oh, I remember Shawn. Yeah, he was a great kid. Wonderful kid.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Oh, really?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Mm-hmm.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Is that right?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Mm-hmm. Had lots of camp spirit. Team player. Oh, a real stickler for the rules.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Is that right?

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>SHAWN holds the pad in front of him, pen at the ready.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Okay, go ahead. Pick a letter.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, seriously, I don't wanna play games. Can we just...

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick a letter, Gus.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Any letter.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick a letter.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, pick a letter.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Pick.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus!

<b>GUS:</b>
T, I pick T.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
There's no T.

<b>GUS:</b>
U.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No.

<b>GUS:</b>
L.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Uh-uh.

<b>GUS:</b>
J.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No.

<b>GUS:</b>
N.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No.

<b>GUS:</b>
X.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, have you already solved the puzzle?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
First of all, you're dead. <i>(turns pad around to show “Hangman” with picture of GUS in the noose)</i> Secondly, of course I solved the puzzle. The second that I saw it. Meadow Park.

<b>GUS:</b>
I don't have a hi-top fade, Shawn.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Google Meadow Park.

<i>They move over to HENRY’S computer and GUS starts typing.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
So Delbecchio was meeting someone in the park to drop off money?

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, KITCHEN, DAY</u>

<i>TANCANA is now sitting on the counter as HENRY tenderizes the meat with a fork.</i>

<b>HENRY:</b>
This camp, what were you a, uh, counselor for?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Archery and drama.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Drama, really. Like what?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Oh, original stuff, you know. Um, musically things. Camp songs, we... a lot of camp songs.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Oh, really? How neat. You remember any of it?

<b>TANCANA:</b>
What, the songs?

<b>HENRY:</b>
Yeah.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
No, it was a long time ago.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Nah, come on, I'm sure you remember something. I'd love to hear it. Take me right back to my kid's camp days. They grow up so quick.

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I don't remember any.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Sing!

<b>TANCANA:</b>
I can't.

<b>HENRY:</b>
Sing!

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(clears throat and sings)</i> Oh Tikihama. Oh what you are reaches near and spreads out far

<u>INT. HENRY’S HOUSE, LIVING ROOM, DAY</u>

<i>GUS types “Meadow Park” into the search. TANCANA can be heard still singing.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
Great, no Meadow Park. I searched everything within 50 square miles and nothing. <i>(hears TANCANA)</i> Is he singin' in there?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
“Ing”.

<b>GUS:</b>
What?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, “ing”. And I-N-G to the end. Hit search.

<i>GUS types in “Meadow Parking” and hits enter. The top result is for a parking garage.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Meadow Parking.

<b>HENRY:</b>
<i>(enters the room)</i> Shawn! Shawn, who is this guy in my kitchen?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
All right. Look, Dad, let me explain.

<b>HENRY:</b>
No, don't, don't. Don't say another word. I don't wanna know. Just get whatever it is out of my house before I have to call someone or some agency.

<u>INT. MEADOW PARKING, NIGHT</u>

<i>GUS drives the Echo into the lot and through the <font color="#FFCC00">pineapple</font color> section. </i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, Gus, slow down.

<b>GUS:</b>
<i>(slows the car to a stop)</i> What the heck?

<i>A body is lying face-down on the floor.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I'm sensing we just found Delbecchio. <i>(gets out of the car and walks over to the body)</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Well, there goes my alibi.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(looks at GUS)</i> What are you doing?

<b>GUS:</b>
No touchy dead body, Shawn. <i>(rolls up window and locks door)</i>

<i>SHAWN rolls his eyes. He looks up at the sound of another car to see TATUMS speeding through the lot. TANCANA gets out of the Echo and tries to run for it. TATUMS opens his door and TANCANA runs into it with a grunt.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Whoa!

<i>TATUMS manhandles TANCANA and shoves him against the trunk of his car. He then cuffs him and pushes him into the front seat before getting in behind the wheel and driving away.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
That was really fast. <i>(leans on Echo)</i>

>>> LATER >>>

<i>SHAWN is kneeling beside Delbecchio’s body. He sniffs and waves a hand over the body towards his nose.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, come here, quick.

<b>GUS:</b>
No.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Get out of the car, come here!

<b>GUS:</b>
I'm not coming out there.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Would you get out of the car?

<b>GUS:</b>
Make me.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Get out of the car! It’s really get… <i>(holds head in hand in frustration)</i>

<i>GUS looks straight ahead in the car.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(calmly)</i> Okay, I need you to get out of the car.

<i>GUS rolls down the window.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I need the super sniffer.

<i>SHAWN lifts the arm of the body and waves it, blowing on it towards GUS.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
I'm not smelling some dead guy's finger, Shawn. Me, put this super smeller up to some dead guy? Oh, my. Is that... <i>(undoes seatbelt)</i> Oh, no he didn't. <i>(gets out of the car and sniffs as he approaches the body)</i> I'll be... I've smelled that before!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I knew it! Look, we have got to find Byrd before he can turn in Tancana.

<b>GUS:</b>
How? It's not like we have $50,000 in a briefcase somewhere.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Nice, buddy.

<b>GUS:</b>
What?

<i>SHAWN gets up and hurries to the car.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
What? <i>(gets into the car)</i>

<u>EXT. SBPD, NIGHT</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS get out of the Echo. SHAWN is carrying a briefcase. They walk towards the entrance.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
So are you planning on letting me in any time soon on what your plan is from here?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Gus, you don't want this to be a repeat of the time I told you what happened at the end of <i>War Games</i>. You didn't talk to me for a week. Just wait, it's better.

<b>GUS:</b>
What's in there, anyway?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
A bunch of expired eczema swabs. It's all I could find in the back of your car. Yo, Byrd!

<i>TATUMS approaches from the other side, his hand on one of TANCANA’S arms.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Ah, Spencer, what a surprise.

<i>They stop in front of the main stairs.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Yeah, I'm chock full of 'em. Hey, what are you doing right now?

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Oh, right now? I'm about 30 seconds away from collecting 50,000 bucks, that's what I'm doing.

<i>TATUMS pushes TANCANA towards the steps. GUS and SHAWN move to block his way.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Ooh, $50,000. Nice, that's very exciting. That's a lot of shot glasses that say "Byrd" on them.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Get to the point, Spencer. And make it fast.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Well, maybe you didn't know this, but there's a whole lot of money stashed away from the robbery. Yeah, Tancana told us where it was. And now all that money is in my briefcase. <i>(to GUS)</i> Is this a briefcase or an attaché?

<b>GUS:</b>
I think it's a briefcase. Attachés have a softer shell.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Really? That's all that differentiates them? A softer shell?

<b>GUS:</b>
Well, attaché does have a better ring to it.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Let's go with attaché.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Get to it, Spencer.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Look, you said this was your last hurrah, right? Why not make it a really, really fat one? We'll trade you what's in the attaché for Tancana, straight up. Win-win.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
Now, would I wanna do that?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Because what's in the attaché... Attaché sounds pretentious, dude.

<b>GUS:</b>
Well, it could be the way you're saying it.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
You say it.

<b>GUS:</b>
Attaché.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What's in the briefcase is four times more than what Cole's gonna pay you. And for those of you playing along at home, that's $200,000.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
So why wouldn't you take the money? You allergic?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No, we love money, particularly Gus. But this time we're not doing it for the money. We're doing it for the girl.

<b>GUS:</b>
You know what, Shawn, let's get out of here. This guy wouldn't know a good deal if it bit him in the seat of his Han Solo action figure pants.

<i>SHAWN and GUS start to walk away.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
No, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Wait. Fine. Toss me the money.

<i>SHAWN pretends to toss the briefcase to TATUMS then laughs. </i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
You think this is my first money-for-hostage exchange? No. First you give us Tancana, and then Gus tosses you the briefcase. <i>(gives GUS briefcase)</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
No. I wanna see the money first.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Sure, and why don't we just invite the whole police force out to count it for you while we're at it?

<b>GUS:</b>
<i>(faces station)</i> Yoo-hoo!

<i>SHAWN and GUS laugh.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Same time, Byrd. Same time. I'll count to three. One. Two. Three.

<i>TATUMS pushes TANCANA at them and grabs the briefcase from GUS. TATUMS puts the case on the ground and opens it to see the swabs.</i>

<b>TATUMS:</b>
What the hell is this? <i>(pulls his gun on SHAWN and GUS)</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
That was your big plan? Really? Really, Shawn?

<i>JULIET exits the station, her gun drawn and aimed at TATUMS.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
No, this was the plan. <i>(winks at JULIET)</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
<i>(winks at SHAWN and mouths)</i> Thank you.

<i>TATUMS winks.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
<i>(to SHAWN)</i> Why is he winking at me?

<i>LASSITER and other police have joined them. COLE is there as well.</i>

<b>GUS:</b>
It's involuntary.

<b>COLE:</b>
You got him. Thank God.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
What kind of an idiot pulls a gun in front of a police station? Drop it, Byrd.

<b>TATUMS:</b>
I have a license to carry.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
I'm licensed to arrest. Now, as much as I've thought about shooting these two from time to time, you cannot pull a gun on innocent civilians. So drop it! Down on your knees. Hands behind your head. Let's take you inside to cool off, bounty hunter.

<i>TATUMS lowers his gun and gets down on his knees. An officer stands behind him to cuff him.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Pass me the satchel.

<i>TATUMS pushes the briefcase to LASSITER.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Ooh, satchel! I didn't think of that one.

<b>JULIET:</b>
<i>(takes TANCANA by the arm)</i> I think things are gonna go a little differently this time. Let's go. <i>(heads into the station)</i>

<i>The officer takes TATUMS past GUS who jabs him with his elbow.</i>

<b>COLE:</b>
<i>(to JULIET)</i> Thank you. I'm sorry, I doubted you guys.

<b>JULIET:</b>
It's okay. We all make mistakes.

<i>SHAWN and GUS stand on the sidewalk as everyone goes inside.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(yawns)</i> What do you think, buddy? How about that nap?

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn, are you forgetting something?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I know. You need a night-light.

<b>GUS:</b>
Shawn!

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh, right.

<i>They hurry up the stairs.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, HALL, NIGHT</u>

<i>SHAWN and GUS rush into the station. JULIET and LASSITER are escorting TANCANA away. COLE is with them.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Whoa, guys! Hold up, hold up! Sorry, with the whole guns drawn thing and all the screaming and Byrd's ridiculous feathery hair, I forgot to tell you. You got the wrong guy. And it's not just a murder, it's a double murder.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
What the hell are you talking about?

<i>We see flashbacks as SHAWN describes the crime.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
It's Cole! It's Loman Cole! He must have been planning on murdering his wife, because he used the break-in as the perfect opportunity to strangle her and pin it on Tancana, a career criminal, who would go down easy, right?

<b>COLE:</b>
I have no idea what you're talking about.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
He even knocked himself out with a vase to sell the break-in. Because you can't be blamed for murder when you're unconscious. What you didn't know was that Tancana wasn't alone in the house that night. His partner, Delbecchio, was on the second floor. And he's the one who actually saw you. He stole the necklace off your dead wife's body, may she rest in peace. So he contacted you, told you that he saw you kill your wife, and blackmailed you in exchange for his silence.

<center>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

FLASHBACK

<u>INT. ECHO, DAY</u>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
Delbecchio kept talking about working something bigger. Blowing about all the cash he was gonna make.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~</center>

<u>INT. SBPD, HALL, NIGHT</u>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Now, you paid him once, but then he wanted more. So you set up a drop-off at the Meadow Parking Garage. And that's where you applied the old Cole specialty move. The strangle. And you might have gotten away with it if it wasn't for your own greediness.

<b>COLE:</b>
What greediness? I have all the money I need.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Not greediness for money. Greediness for fabulous hair. Unlike your poor, defenseless wife, Delbecchio fought back. <i>(puts hand to head)</i> Oh, I can see it. I can see it very clearly now! But mostly... <i>(sniffs)</i> Mostly I can smell it? All over Delbecchio's hands.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Smell what?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Who smells ginger blossoms?

<b>GUS:</b>
I do.

<i>JULIET sniffs.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
It's unmistakable. It's hair gel. Kangaroo paste. Trust me, if you swab Delbecchio's hands and Cole's hair, you'll see that he was there.

<b>COLE:</b>
Psychic bullcrap, huh?

<b>JULIET:</b>
Do you have an alibi?

<b>COLE:</b>
I don't need an alibi, I'm not guilty.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Oh, well, that's okay, 'cause we can just look at the security cameras from the parking garage.

<b>COLE:</b>
There were no cameras in that parking gara...

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Ooh!

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Cuff him, Detective O'Hara. Got some questions for you in the interrogation room.

<i>JULIET cuffs COLE.</i>

<b>LASSITER:</b>
I, uh... guess that takes care of everybody. <i>(grabs TANCANA’S arm)</i> Okay, Tancana, you may have beaten the murder rap, but you're gonna do some time for that robbery and that escape.

<b>GUS:</b>
Well, robbery over murder, that's better, right?

<b>LASSITER:</b>
What are you guys, pals now? I'm sorry to break up this tender moment, but don't think I'm not gonna be really looking closely into the crap you two must have pulled in the last 14 hours.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
You know, when you reprimand us, you might try using your feeling voice.

<b>GUS:</b>
Yeah.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Otherwise, all we hear is “Rah, rah, rah, rah”.

<b>GUS:</b>
“Rah, rah, rah, rah”.

<i>LASSITER and O’Hara take their prisoners away.</i>

<b>TANCANA:</b>
<i>(over his shoulder)</i> The vest looks good.

<b>LASSITER:</b>
Shut up.

<i>SHAWN and GUS fist-bump and walk in the opposite direction from the others.</i>

<u>INT. SBPD, BULLPEN, NIGHT</u>

<i>JULIET is clearing off her desk as SHAWN approaches. He leans against the post by her desk.</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn? Look, I really screwed up today. And I just wanna say thank you for being there for me. It really meant a lot.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
<i>(steps closer)</i> It was a mistake. <i>(puts a hand on her shoulder)</i> That's what friends are for.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Yeah. Well, it's been a long day.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Well, I guess you have to get home and feed your parrot.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn, I don't have a parrot.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Oh. Well, in that case... <i>(steps closer and lowers his face like he’s about to kiss her)</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Shawn, what are you doing?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Nothing.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Really? Because if you're doing what it looks like you're doing, it's gonna be one of those things we were just talking about.

<i>The camera pans around and we see that their lips are mere millimeters apart.</i>

<b>SHAWN:</b>
What's that?

<b>JULIET:</b>
A mistake.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I agree, but that's clearly not what we're doing.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Okay. Really? What do you say that we're doing?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
I call it very close talking.

<b>JULIET:</b>
Ah, I see. Do you have anything else to say?

<b>SHAWN:</b>
Mm... <i>(as he puts his lips together, he kisses the spot above her lips and shakes his head)</i> No. I think I'm good for now. <i>(pulls away and steps back)</i>

<b>JULIET:</b>
Well, good night.

<b>SHAWN:</b>
'Night, detective.

<i>As SHAWN walks away, he grins. JULIET reaches into her top drawer and pulls out her stopwatch before pulling her gun from her purse. She starts the clock and begins to disassemble the gun.</i>