Can Anyone Help? (106.1)

106.1 SYNOPSIS: “Off Radar” starts off with a flashback to the plane where Cal exits the bathroom and is touched on the head by a passenger roaming the cabin speaking a foreign language. In the present day, he awakes from a nightmare with a high fever, screaming and shouting, causing the Stone family to rush him to the hospital. —>

Script & Commentary

//BEGIN FLASHBACK//

Scene begins on airplane Flight 828. Cal is walking down center aisle of airplane.

VOICE (ON INTERCOM): Ladies and gentlemen, if you need any assistance filling out your customs and immigration forms, please ring your flight attendant call button.

A man is also in the aisle speaking in Bulgarian. He is asking for help filling out his form. “Excuse me, can anyone help?” He walks a little further, and again he asks, “Help me?”  When he and Cal pass, he taps Cal on the head. 

MARKO VALERIEV: Hey.

Cal simply looks at him and walks pass him. The man approaches Saanvi, and asks her in Bulgarian if she can help him.

SAANVI: Sorry, I only speak English.

A woman seated behind SAANVI, motions the Bulgarian passenger to come near, saying in Bulgarian, “I can help.”

//END FLASHBACK//

Scene switches to Cal screaming in his bed. He is speaking in Bulgarian. This wakes up Grace and Ben

GRACE: Cal?

Ben and Grace run to Cal’s room.

BEN [TO GRACE]:  Get the thermometer. He’s burning up.

Grace runs to the medicine cabinet in the bathroom.

BEN [TO CAL]: It’s okay, pal. Dad’s here, Dad’s here.

While Ben holds his son, Cal clings to his stuffed animal, Art the Dragon.

CAL: They’re hurting me! Help.

Michaela comes to the door.

MICHAELA: Hey, what’s going on?

BEN: It’s just a bad dream, buddy.

CAL: No, no, no! Not the red door!

While Ben continues to hold Cal, Grace comes back with the thermometer. Michaela watches. 

GRACE: Let me see, let me see. Shh, shh.

CAL: No, no, no! Not the red door!

GRACE: 103.2.

BEN: We should get him to a hospital. Get Olive.

GRACE: No, she slept at Avery’s.

BEN: Gonna be okay, buddy. Gonna be okay.

Ben picks up Cal, and carries him from his room.


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