104.13 SYNOPSIS: Bethany explains to Saanvi that Thomas is her cousin Leo’s boyfriend and that they needed to flee Jamaica due to the country’s extreme homophobia..—>—>
Script & Commentary
SAANVI: There was a stowaway on our plane?
Bethany closes the drapes.
SAANVI: But why did you smuggle him out?
Bethany sits down.
BETHANY: You have any idea how dangerous being gay in Jamaica can be? When their friend was beaten to death, Leo and Thomas posted a video calling out the local police for not investigating and became targets themselves.
SAANVI: They couldn’t get plane tickets?
BETHANY: My cousin had one, but Thomas couldn’t get a passport in time, and his life was in danger. I had to help. Leo and Thomas were in love, and Leo is family. He never made it to the U.S. Disappeared a few years after we went missing.
SAANVI: You did the best you could.
SAANVI: Well, we have to figure out a way to help him.