Nick Griffin & Ted Griffin
based on the book
October 14, 2002
EXT. ROY'S HOUSE - BACK YARD - DAY
An immaculate pool -- clean, clear and placid -- crowds
the back yard, bouncing light against the house.
INT. ROY'S LIVING ROOM - AT WINDOW - DAY
The pool can be seen THROUGH filigreed metallic blinds.
ROY ENTERS FRAME, suited, coffee cup in hand, and peers
out at it for a spell. A calming moment to start his
He raises the blinds, wincing at the floor of sunlight.
He checks the window's lock, re-locks it for good
measure, then closes the shade again.
AT NEXT WINDOW
The ritual repeated: blinds up, window's locked, he re-
INT. ROY'S HALLWAY - MORNING
Three doors line the left wall; one divides the right;
all are shut. Roy emerges from the nearest door on the
left (a bedroom) and shuts it behind him. He crosses to
the single door on the right (a bathroom), opens it,
enters, and shuts it behind him. WATER RUNS and a TOILET
He reappears, shuts the door behind him, and enters the
middle door on the left (another bedroom, unoccupied).
He re-emerges with a handkerchief in hand, then in
pocket, and a beeper on his belt, and again shuts the
door behind him.
He starts for the far door (to a living room) but manages
only a few steps before he stops, turns, and heads back
to the bathroom door. He opens it and peers inside. A
three-count and he shuts it again.
INT. ROY'S KITCHEN - DAY
Roy rinses out his mug of coffee, washes the sink basin
clean of it, wipes down the kitchen countertop, already
spotless, and lets the faucet run as --
-- he takes from a cupboard an unlabeled vial of pills.
Pulls off the cap, taps two capsules into his palm. And
just stares at it. Anxious and exhausted.
Then: He tosses the pills down his throat, chases them
with tap water, and gives the faucet a firm tug off.
INT. ROY'S CHEVY CAPRICE - DAY
Window cracked just enough to suck out his cigarette
smoke. AM-FM forecasts