INT. AIRPORT - NIGHT
Connor and Robert walk through the terminal. We follow them until
Connor comes to an abrupt
stop at a newspaper stand.
He picks up a copy of the local paper.
MICHAEL HOPKINS FOUND DEAD!
Girlfriend finds Millionaire in his gym... headless!
Connor tosses the paper back down.
This is getting serious.
EXT. MOVIE THEATER - NIGHT
Superimpose: SEVEN YEARS AGO
Daniel Martin, 25 and a young woman, about 20, walk out of the theater,
hand in hand, very much in love.
All smiles, Daniel kisses the girl, Crystal, on the lips.
Daniel gazes up. The night sky is clear and all the stars are
visible. The moon is huge on the horizon.
Even if it there were no street lights around, you could see very easily.
Yes, it is.
A rustling and Daniel and Crystal look over to an alley and see a MAN pointing a GUN at them.
Get over here. Now.
Don't worry, Cris. Let's just do what he
Crystal stiffly nods her head in agreement, and they start to the alley.
EXT. ALLEY - NIGHT
The Mugger grabs a necklace from Crystal's neck. Instinctively,
Crystal resists and this pisses the
mugger off, big time. He shoves Crystal to the ground and aims at her. He pulls the trigger, but
Daniel is there in front of the gun, blocking his girl.
Daniel is hit square in the chest and falls down, bleeding badly.
From a little ways off, sirens blare. A cop not far away obviously heard the shot.
Spooked, the mugger runs off, leaving Daniel bleeding in Crystal's arms.
Crystal sobs as a COP CAR
pulls up to the alley.
INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - MORNING
Daniel stirs and comes to. He looks up into the concerned face of Crystal.
You're going to be all right, Danny.
The doctors don't know how you did
it, but you pulled through.
Are YOU okay?
I'm fine, except for that scare you gave
me last night. The shot should have
killed you, Daniel. It's a miracle. A true
Daniel seems to still be a little dazed.
I was thinking, you know. We've got
a rare second chance here. And I want
to take it for all it's worth. I know this isn't
the traditional way to do it, I know this is
the guy's job, but...
Daniel looks at her, questioningly.
.... Marry me, Daniel Martin. I love you and
I want to spend the rest of our lives together.
Daniel is shocked.
I'm still a little out of it and a little shocked.
But I can say this with a clear mind. Yes, I
Crystal tears up and reaches down to hug him. He returns it happily.
I love you too.
At that moment, a NURSE walks in.
There's someone out here who wishes to
see you. Are you up for visitors?
Who is it?
He's a preacher, that's all I know.
Why not? Send him in.
The nurse leaves and a second later, Peter McGuire enters.
I'm Peter McGuire, and this must be your
I see. I've come to talk about your situation.
Pretty much coming back from the dead.
Oh, that. Yeah, it's pretty weird. I guess you're
hear to tell me it's God's work at hand?
I guess it is, but that's not why I'm here. The
same thing happened to me.
Daniel sits up, interested.
Over two thousand years ago.
Daniel is dumbstruck.
This will be hard for you to swallow, trust
me, I know. But there are others out there
like you and I. We are called Immortals.
We cannot die.
Peter grabs a sharp object from a nearby table and without hesitation,
jabs himself in the chest with
Daniel and Crystal gasp in shock. But nothing prepares
them for the shock of seeing him pull it
out and recovering after only a few moments.
What just happened? Am I doped up?
You're seeing clearly. This is really too soon to go into
all the details, but if you wish, I can talk later, when you're
He fishes in his pocket and hands Daniel a card.
This is the number of my church. Get in touch
whenever. Good-bye for now.
Peter starts to make his exit.
Excuse me, Pastor?
Peter turns around.
Can you also do weddings?
Give me a call. We can talk about that as well.
He exits the room, leaving the two alone. They merely stare at
each other, too shocked to speak.
EXT. STREETS - NIGHT
In the present time, Daniel walks the street lost in thought, his head
down. He nearly runs into
the man in standing in his path. He looks up and comes face to face with CHI CHANG.
Chang is holding a sword.
Daniel draws his sword.
We don't have to fight.
Chang swings his sword at Daniel's head. He's fast and Daniel
barely ducks and blocks it. He comes back
with his own strike which is easily blocked.
You're a member of the Order of Lo.
Chang stops fighting, suprised.
You know of us?
Yes. And I know what you stand for. I
would like to help you out.
I don't need your help.
Yes, you do. I can locate Immortals. I
know how to, I can sense their presence.
I figured you out easily enough.
That's because I drew you out. All I had
to do was kill a couple of Immortals and
I knew you would track me down.
The Order of Lo calls for the death of ALL
Immortals. That would include you.
When it is through and if I am the last left,
I will gladly let you take my head. After the
others are gone, I will no longer have a need
I couldn't possibly trust you.
We're talking instead of fighting. There must
be a part of you that's interested.
Maybe, but I still don't understand your motive.
All I'll say is that I think Immortals are too
dangerous to exist. They cause the pain and
death of too many people in the pursuit of their
Prize and I'm sick of it. I will stop them, but I
could use your help. And you could use mine.
Daniel drops his sword and holds his hands out.
I'm trusting you to trust me.
Chi looks into his eyes and seems to see the passion burning in them. He lowers his guard.
Let's get something to eat, shall we.
INT. DINER - DAY
Connor and Robert sit in a booth, eating in silence.
You will probably encounter more Immortals
in the States than anywhere. They come,
thinking this is the time of the Gathering.
But you don't think so?
New Immortals are born every year. And in
these times, it's easier to have a violent death
than any other time in recent history. You've
found that out yourself.
You do have a point there.
It will be impossible to have only
one. When Immortals stop being
born, then, perhaps it would be possible.
Why are people born Immortal anyways?
Who knows? Why are people born anyway
they're born? There are several medical reasons,
but they are never truly answered.
They stop talking as the waitress comes over and takes their empty plates.
Her name badge
reads "LEAH". She's in her mid twenties and very pretty in a girl next door kind of way.
Did you guys enjoy the meal?
Yes, thank you.
Can I get you anything else?
Some more Pepsi for me, please.
Coming right up.
Leah walks off and Robert watches after her.
Nothing wrong with that.
I think I saw her looking at you in such
No, I think it was the light from the fixture
glaring in her eyes.
Robert looks after where the girl left.
How did you do it, Connor?
Marry. Isn't it the most painful experience
you've ever had when you watch them
grow old, knowing you will outlive them
by a long shot. Knowing you will watch
It is very painful. I never loved again after my
first wife died for almost four hundred years. That's
when I met Brenda. If you keep your head, you
are going to be around for a long time, my friend.
RAMERIEZ'S WORD'S from the first movie pop into Connor's head.
You must leave her, brother.
Connor shakes his head, clearing it.
It's more painful being alone than it is to love some
one, even if it is for a brief time. If love strikes, do
not turn away from it, fearful of your pain. You'll
hurt more being alone.
Connor glances at a clock.
I'm going to go meet Peter alone for a while.
You can either wait here or wait at the hotel.
I think I'll stick around here awhile.
I figured you would. Heh heh heh. I'll
see you in a bit.
Connor gets up and leaves as Leah makes her way back to the table.
You're friend leave you here all by yourself?
Leah hands him the Pepsi.
He offers his hand to her.
Pleasure to meet you.
Likewise. So, you new in town?
Yeah, I'm from Australia.
Really? That explains the accent. First
time in San Antonio?
Indeed it is.
Tell you what. My shift's almost over. If
you'd like to go sight see, I'd be delighted
to show you around. That is if your friend's
not coming back.
He won't be back for awhile.
I'll take that as a yes.
EXT. SOUP KITCHEN - DAY
Connor make his way up to a small building that feeds the homeless soup.
It's not much to
look at and a couple of homeless folks loiter around outside. They make snide remarks
as Connor walks by.
INT. SOUP KITCHEN - DAY
Connor walks to the back where he finds Peter McGuire fixing bowls of
soup. Peter looks
up and smiles big.
He motions for someone to come relieve him.
I'm going on break.
Okay, Pete, I'll take over.
Peter walks out from behind a table and makes his way to the front of
the building. He wraps
Connor up in a hug.
It's been a while.
Yes, it has. I received your message.
No one knows that you wanted to meet
with me. Not even my wife. They all think
I came over just to let you teach my new
protégé a few things.
I've taken a young man under my wing. He
has great potential, plus he's a good guy. I
figured you wouldn't be a bad influence on
I'd love to meet him.
Great. So, what's the word on Daniel?
I don't know. He won't return my calls. But
I know it's him hunting everyone down, Connor.
He came to see me before it really started.
I'm sorry to hear that. What do you want me
I know he won't listen to me. He won't even
talk to me. To be honest, I think it makes him
feel guilty and that's something he doesn't
want. But if you're around, he'll eventually
find you. Try to talk some sense into him, Connor.
I know it's a lot to ask. But this needs to stop.
If he won't listen?
Then he'll probably try to kill you. And if it
comes to that, then you can do nothing but
defend yourself, right?
I understand. And I know it must pain you to
As I said, it cannot be allowed to go on. Nothing
is sacred to them. Daniel was attacked as he visited
he wife's grave. On holy ground.
You can stay with me. You and the boy. I'll be
getting out of here around five thirty this evening.
I'll meet you here then.
EXT. RIVERWALK - DAY
Leah and Robert walk down the RIVERWALK, a San Antonio attraction that
has walkways down
either side of the river, places to sit and eat, sit and watch, ect.
This is a nice place. Who would have ever
thought that someplace like this could be
so peaceful. Even with all the folks walking
Leah looks around at the handful of folks around.
This is a slow day, but you're right. This
is part of the appeal of this town for me.
Where are you from, originally?
Georgia. My parents are wealthy landowners
So, what's with the waitress job.
It's all about making it on my own. My parents
offered to help, but I wouldn't have it. What
they really wanted was for me to stay there and
keep it with the family. It just wasn't me.
I wanted my independence, that sort of tough
woman thing you see a lot of these days.
But, I'm happy. I don't need a lot of money
to survive, thus the waitress job. You've just
got to learn to live without a few unnecessary
Oh, I know all about that.
Yeah, my whole life's been one big walkabout.
I drift from place to place, making a living
as I go. On my own, with no one to worry
about but myself.
It is, sorta, but you tend to get lonely.
I know what you mean, but I was lonely
back home, too.
Yeah. I've been living with a couple here lately.
The man I was with, in the cafe, he's taken me
under his wing.
That's good of him.
You have no idea. We're in town to visit an
old friend of his.
A pastor named Peter McGuire.
Leah nods in recognition.
You know him?
When I first moved here, I was ready to help
those less fortunate. I grew up well off, but
I've always felt sorry for those who weren't
so lucky. Sure, my family's donated money to
homeless foundations and such, but I felt I
had to get my hands dirty to make a difference.
Brother Pete helps out at a lot of places that
help the homeless around here. I was helping
out at the soup kitchen when I met him.
Sounds like a stand up type of guy.
He really is. Most who help out are, but there's
something about Brother Pete. He's got endless
amounts of patience. His feathers are never rankled.
It's like nothing ever gets to him. He's happy every
time I see him.
He ever tell you his secret?
I asked him one time what it was that made him
have such a great outlook on life and he simply
told me that he's seen the worse mankind could
ever offer and came through it fine.
I'll get to meet him tonight.
As they continue to walk, Leah glances down at her watch.
C'mon, if we hurry, we can see the Alamo before
you have to be back.
EXT. ALAMO - DAY
Leah and Robert look up at the famous mission.
I've actually heard of this place before.
Texas has one of the richest histories
in the nation. I get chills thinking about
what went down here.
(glancing at a brochure)
This is the place where they made their
last stand, huh?
Yep. It was a slaughter and a sad day for
the Texans, but it was also a turning point
in the battle.
They walk toward the most famous part of the Alamo and enter.
INT. ALAMO - DAY
Robert looks around at all the memorabilia and nods his head appreciatively.
He looks around and notices that he and Leah are alone.
I figured this place would be packed. It's pretty
famous, isn't it?
Yeah, but we're here on a weekday during the
school year, so there's really no tourists around.
Most local folks have been here so many times
they're sick of it.
At this point, another man enters. Robert's back is to him.
Only a few folks check it out during these times.
Robert shakes his head, as if he feels something he can't quite place.
Leah's eyes widen as
she looks behind him.
Robert, look out!
That's when it hits him what he was feeling. He ducks and avoids
a swipe by the stranger,
who now has a sword. He reaches in his coat and pulls out his own sword.
Leah looks on, stunned at what she's seeing.
Robert and the other guy exchange blows.
Fitting place to make your last stand, fellow
Robert is fierce in the battle, but the other guy obviously has experience.
The other guy is more
patient and waits for the right time to aim his blows. One barely misses Roberts head and cuts through
the stand of a TEXAS FLAG. The flag falls down, glancing off Robert.
Where's Connor when I need him.
The stranger goes on the attack, driving Robert across the room.
Robert is doing his best to block
and parry, but the man gets in too many close calls for comfort.
Robert visibly calms himself and lets the other fighter come to him.
This time, Robert is almost flawless
in his fighting. Not too aggressive, keeping a good defense, but not letting the man get an advantage.
Robert forces across the room away from the still staring Leah.
The man swipes at Roberts head, Robert yanks back as the sword flies
inches in front of his neck, he
spins around cutting through the other man's sword hand while it's still in motion.
The man SCREAMS and Robert brings his sword back up through the man's neck.
The man falls to the ground, headless. The man's power flows into
the air as Robert experiences his
The doors fly open as the power surges through the building.
Robert's arms go up as the energy flows into him. He raises his
head toward Heaven, his face a mask of
both agony and excasty. His eyes roll in his sockets and soon the Quickening is over. Robert falls to his
knees and breathes in deep.
Leah looks on in horror. She runs up to Robert.
You just had a sword fight in the middle
of the Alamo.
She states it as calmly as possible, as if trying to believe it.
Robert comes to his senses. He puts his sword back into his coat.
Let's get out of here. Now.
On the way.
To see Connor and Peter.
Robert quickly exits the building. Leah stands there, trying to
figure out whether or not she trusts this guy
enough to go with him.
She comes to a decision.
Hell if I'm letting it go at that.
She takes off after him.