One: A darkened apartment. The door opens
and a woman, Diane, enters, followed by a
man. All we see or short shots of his eye,
nose, lips. He has a thick Latin accent. The
woman is very taken with him, and he is very
seductive. He is going by the name Antonio.
you coming in?
(With Latin accent) I can't.... unless you
(Slightly frustrated) I thought that rule only
applied to vampires.
drags him into the apartment, and begins to
kiss him passionately and erotically. She takes
off his coat. He caresses her face.
Make yourself at home.
(Caressing her face) Diane, when I look into your
eyes I see so many (pronouncing it as) tings....
The kiss passionately, moaning with
(Cont.) .... This may sound strange, I know, but
I see.... into the past perhaps because it seems--
(Interrupting him) ....as if we always known each
(Seductively caressing her lips) You are dressed
in white, and you realize we are soul mates. And
I meet you at the alter. I know what you will
caresses her ear; then seductively whisper into
(Ecstatically) I do.
see a switch blade. Diane gasps in horror.
We heard the blade enter her body. Her lifeless
body collapses into his arms.
Scene Two: At the police station Lt. Palermo
tells offices Cory and Chris about Diane's
murder. It is the work of a serial killing.
The victim, and others, had placed personal
ads in a Santa Monica paper. Palermo has put
in a couple of dummy ads in the paper's personals,
hoping one of them will smoke out the murderer.
He wants the Cory and Chris to be meet men
who answer the ads, and hopefully smoke out
Three: Cory is waiting for someone, when a
man with a mustache, slicked back hair, a
scar, glasses, and wearing a red polo shirt
appears, and taps her on the shoulder.
TED: (With a Southern drawl)
My, my, my....
(Surprised to see him) Ted, Ted, Ted....
TED: I'm Ted Miller.
I'm hear to meet Miss Cory Daniels. Please
(Flirtatiously) And if I'm not?
Oh hell, be whoever you want. Just have a
drink with me.
(Offering him her hand; they shake) Cory Daniels.
walk off together. He immediately walks ahead,
then stops, and brings out a CD from behind
Track 4, La prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faun.
Ohhh, Merci beau coup. I love
So the ad said unless you were lying.
why would I do that?
Ehhh, sometimes people do that to seem
more desirable. But clearly a
woman like yourself has no need such acts of artifice.
(Flirting) You're going to be nothing
but trouble, aren't you?
(Flirting back) Only if you let
smiles and motions for them to go.
Four: Meanwhile at an outdoor restaurant in
Venice Chris apparently has been stood up
by her date. Frustrated she walks off, but
then decides to go to the bar for a drink.
She sits down. She orders a drink. Next to
her we see a man's hand, wearing a ring, and
fiddling with a flower, which only has one
petal. She watches, interested. We see the
man as he removes the last petal. He has blonde
hair, and is wearing a green and blue checkered
shirt, and underneath a white t-shirt.
with an Australian accent, though it appears fake)
She loves me!
(Somewhat sarcastic) Lucky you.
Well, today anyway. Not for you I gather?
So, where is the lucky girl?
I just left her. I was about to head home, but....
you know that feeling when you really
connect to someone you just feel great
like your buzzing all over? (He pauses) I just
felt like staying outdoors.... enjoying the moment.
Let my mind wander.
(Getting up to go) Well, sorry, I didn't want
to intrude on your--
(Interrupting) No, no, no, no (Raising his hand
to stop her).... please, stay!
Thanks, I just got off work and I.... (pausing
for effect) didn't feel like going home, just
yet. I'm Chris.
Jeff Armstrong. Very pleased to meet ch'a.
offers him her hand and they shake.
Scene Five: Later the offices talk about their
"dates" with Palermo. Chris' date
Ted seems like a possible suspect so she decides
to go out with him again. After investigating,
it was discovered that the victims all had
remains of Bon Vivant Champagne in their systems.
The waiters when questioned all gave different
descriptions of the man who was with the victims.
few days later, they are dining out. Another
Pacific Blue cop, Victor Del Toro is sitting
at a table, watching Chris and Ted. Ted is
ordering the meal from a waiter.
I will have the grill Hawaiian
tuna, rare. And my beautiful
companion will have a lobster. Thank you (The
waiter leaves). (Placing his hand on hers) I
hope I am not being too assertive.
I suppose it is just my Southern upbringing.
Actually, I enjoy being treated like a lady.
Well, you certainly are that.
As well as a woman of mystery.
I've never been called that before.
The mystery being, how an incredibly lady like
yourself go could go so long without being swept
off her feet by the luckiest man in the whole
wide world. Well, come to think if it right
now, that fellow is me.
So, what is Ted really like
behind this facade of Southern charm.
It's no "facade,"
Cory ..... I hesitate to mention this, but uh....
all this.... is too much for me, you give me
my dog, my woods.... stables, someone to share
my life with.... now I don't just mean a lover.
Someone I can spend all day with, whether traveling
Europe or sitting across the kitchen table.
Ted, I am not sure I'm the one you are looking
There's just one way to find out. You come back
to North Carolina with me. Now I know it sounds
crazy, I got a big old house got plenty of guest
(Seems to actually be taken by him) Give me
some time, just let's see where things go.
That's all I ask.
Just then she notices the waiter bringing a
bottle of Bon Vivant Champagne to their table,
which is what is believed to be the champagne
that the killer bought for his victims. Del
Toro sees the waiter with the bottle and gives
a subtle signal to her.
(Getting nervous) Are we celebrating something?
Spending time with you is cause enough. (The
waiter shows him the bottle, and he reads it.)
"Bon Vivant." Perfect.
Cory rubs her nose,
signaling to Del Toro. Del Toro gets up. Trying
to not be suspicious she smiles at Ted. Ted
watches with a pleased expression as the waiter
pours their drinks.
TED: hmm, (he hands her a glass.
She is nervous) Now.... (stopping) I'm sorry,
I didn't even ask if you like champagne.
Toro has appeared behind him. She nervously,
but with confidence fiddles with her glass.CORY:
Definitely not while I'm on duty.
(Cont.) I'm a police office,Ted. This is my partner
Victor Del Toro (he turns to see him. Slightly
unnerved). We like to ask you a few questions.
he jumps up, and with his elbow knocks Del Toro
out of the way. He flashes his switch blade,
wielding it at her. Before they can react he
runs out knock over some clients. They cash
him down the street but he gets away in a convertible.
Scene Six: At the newspaper
the classifieds reporter Bill is at his computer
when a man with glasses walks up to him, it
is the killer, who apparently is the editor
of the paper.
You know Bill, these articles that yo
write are really pretty amazing. You seem to
get the essence of these people and what they
Maybe I'm crazy, but I really enjoy digging
around in other people's psyches.
Well, you're damn good at it.
You're doing a helluva job.
Scene Seven: Chris is out on a date with the Australian
Jeff -- obvious to the fact that he is the killer.
Thinking that it was Cory's date who was the murderer,
she is out with Jeff because she is attracted
to him. He is telling her of his travels, putting
on an act of the adventurous, outdoorsy Australian,
and she appears to be falling for his lies and
Well, I didn't. I wanted
to see te world so I took off. I've sailed the
Orinoco and the Nile. Climbed the Alps and the
Andes. Slept in an ancient Mayan temple. Stared
up at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
That's not a life, that's an adventure.
That's exactly what it should be. You just have
to go for what you want. (She nods) Do you know
what you what?
Maybe. It changes allot.
I'm not saying what you think
you should want, but what you deeply,
(Hesitating) There's something I need to tell
(Laughs again) No!
What then, you're wanted by the police?
I am the police.
(Not reacting) And me with no parking tickets
you can fix?
(Sighs) I'm serious.
(Laughs) So am I, Chris. Relax.
The day I met you here, I was working, undercover.
We're trying to catch a murderer.
You were bait then, Chris?
(Laughs) Yes, but I'm not anymore.
Ahh, don't underestimate yourself.
I just though you should know.
Chris, I see something I want I don't
run away from it. I run towards
it. (She seems even more
attracted to him) So this psychopath....
you caught the bloke then.
not yet, but we're getting close.
I don't suppose you can tell me about him, Eh?
Well, all I can tell is that (he listens intently)
he seems to know exactly what
to say, in just the right way and at just the
right moment. But even so,
I can't understand how he gets these women he
kills to let down their guards so quickly.
Maybe because deep down everybody wants to let
somebody in. It's a lonely world out there.
Maybe we're all just looking for a soul mate.
appears moved by what he has said.
I still can't see how you convinced me to get
up so early on my day off.
Scene Eight: Through police work they have tracked
him down who the killer is, Thomas Leffler.
As a child his mother committed suicide and
forced him to watch. He was left alone with
her dead body for some time. Then he was sent
to a string of foster families, some of whom
abused him. His first love he murdered after
she accepted his marriage proposal. He needs
to be in control. Once she accepted his proposal
he had lost that. So, now with all the women
he tries to gain that control, and then once
he wins them over, he kills them.
Scene Nine: Outside Chris' apartment, Chris
and Jeff return from another date. Chris apparently
has had a good time and is attracted to him.
It was worth it, wasn't it?
(Laughing) Yes, it was.
(Stopping in front of her door) I've forgotten
how much I enjoy sailing.
You mean after you've had your second cup of coffee,
and stopped glaring at me.
I wasn't that bad. Was I?
(Laughing) Not at all.
opens the door.
(Motioning) Do you want to come in?
(Smirking with pleasure) More than you know.
waits a moment then follows her inside. She
sighs. He shuts the door.
Scene Ten: Back at the police station Lt. Palermo
tells the officers that they need to get over
to Chris' apartment, Thomas Leffler has been
tracked down, and he also is Jeff. Palermo tries
to phone her and warn her.
Scene Eleven: Back at Chris'
apartment, Jeff, Leffler, has unhooked her phone.
She is pouring a drink, when he malevolently
walks up behind her. She turns around, and runs
Oh, (Laughs and hands him a glass of beer) here
(Sounding more obsessed) You've the most incredible
eyes. (She is still holding the drinks, as he
continues) I could look into them for a very,
very long time.
kisses her. She pulls back. She becomes uncomfortable.
He gradually becomes more creepy.
I don't mean to scare you, darling, but every
time I look into them I feel I looking into a
You hardly know me.
I may not know your history, or your details,
but I know you Miss Morgan. Do
you feel that?
(Uncomfortable) I don't remember telling you my
(Nervous laugh) You must have written it on a
cocktail napkin with a phone number.
(Trying to hide her suspicion) Oh, maybe I did
(takes of sip of her beer; then puts it down).
Uh, why don't we go over to the couch. We'll feel
more comfortable over there.
(Grabbing her) You didn't answer
my question. (Becoming more psychotic) Do you
feel our connection? Can you tell we are nothing
less than soul mates?
(Trying to go along with him) Oh, yeah, (nodding)
I do. It's scary but, I feel it too.
Then we should celebrate. I'll go get us some
Ah, no, no, no, don't bother. I have some. In
does not realize she is on to him. He goes to
get the champagne. When he turns his back to
her, she grabs a bottle and hits him over the
head, breaking it. He groans. She then knees
him in the groin. He groans.
is about to flip out his knife, but she wrenches
his wrists. He groans, pushes her and she falls
to the floor, and then he runs out the door,
in pain. As he opens the door, Cory appears,
runs back into the apartment. However, Palermo
is there, and is point a gun at him.
You're under arrest Leffler.
He runs towards the balcony, and jumps off. He
then runs down the street. They watch as he runs
off. A bike officer is on the street and chases
Leffler. For a time he is able to outrun the bike
cop. He finally catches up with Leffler and knocks
him over.They continue to fight, as Chris catches
up to them. Palermo and Cory catch up on their
bikes, followed by a patrol car. They continue
to fight but Chris comes from behind and grabs
him, and the cop hand cuffs him. He turns to her.
(No longer speaking in an accent) I loved
you! I know you felt something
cop leads him to the awaiting patrol car, as
Chris and Cory watch.