106.11 SYNOPSIS: —>
Script & Commentary
Scene switches to waiting area in the hallway. Ben answers his phone.
MICHAELA: Okay, I don’t know what I’ve got, but it is something. So, I ran the tags on the screen caps of the buses that you sent me. The State Police’s automatic license-plate reader got all five of them heading south after they left the hangar. The entire caravan registered multiple hits tunnels, highway on-ramps. Five buses, until they exited the thruway, then one of them disappeared.
BEN: Buses just don’t disappear.
SAANVI: Why not? Happens to airplanes.
MICHAELA: Exit 16 right outside of Woodbury.
Scene jumps a little later. Ben is circling areas of a map.
BEN: Barn, barn. These roads are too narrow.
Saanvi hands him a print out.
SAANVI: I think the nurse’s printing station is running out of ink, so there’s got to be a more efficient way to solve this problem.
BEN: What? Do you think I want to be playing “Find the Bulgarian”?
SAANVI: No, I mean like killing someone or blowing something up. What do we do then?
BEN: Right now, that’s not my problem. I’m just trying to save my son.
Ben gets out his phone and makes a call.
BEN: Hey. I just sent you a map. Now, the missing bus had to have disappeared sometime between when they left the thruway and when they hit Southfield. Now, there’s only a handful of roads they could’ve taken without tripping another scanner. Then again, it couldn’t have gone very far. There’s a ton of farmland out there but only a few buildings where they could’ve stashed a bus. I’ve circled the ones I could find on the map.
MICHAELA: Okay, I’ll go check them out.
MICHAELA: Uh, yeah, that is a terrible idea.
BEN: I know. But a necessary one.