106.18 SYNOPSIS: Ben decides to confront Director Vance about the missing passengers and everything he knows, but Vance continues to deny it. Ben doesn’t care either way because he will go to the press with what he knows. Vance decides to follow up on this lead, because it’s all they have got.—>
Script & Commentary
Scene shifts to outside the DHS building at a security post.
DHS POLICE: Sir, I’m gonna ask you one last time, please step back.
DHS POLICE: Stay where you are. No sudden moves. Yeah, sir? Yeah, we have a walk-in here at the east entrance.
BEN: You son of a bitch, you took those people. And whatever you’re doing to them, it’s killing my son.
VANCE: Killing? Wha Slow down a minute, now. What?
BEN: Marko and the others, you’re keeping them prisoner up at that farm. My sister was just there! And that that is a passenger. Lena Rasmussen, seat 32-F. You took her and the others, put them on that bus, and made them disappear.
VANCE: What is he talking about?
POWELL: No idea.
POWELL: Another one of the passengers, Bulgarian.
AGENT: We’ve been unable to locate him.
BEN: Come on, what is this, a bit? Are you guys role-playing?
VANCE: Stone, I’m a seasoned United States intelligence officer. Do you really think you can stare me down?
VANCE: Mr. Stone, this may as well be a picture of Bigfoot.
POWELL: Be happy to look into it. I don’t expect we’d find anything.
BEN: I’m gonna get to the bottom of this, and when I do—
VANCE: Thank you very much, Mr. Stone.
BEN: The truth will come out.
Ben leaves the office, escorted out. [Door shuts]
VANCE: Get me the file on the list of passengers that he had on his phone.
POWELL: You believe all that? I can’t get a straight answer from DoD, from Homeland, from DARPA. I don’t know what to believe.