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Firefly "Family Ties" screenplay by Casey Ford

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 5:43 AM

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The Joss Whedon script for Serenity, where Wash lives, is Serenity-190pages.pdf at www.mediafire.com/folder/1uwh75oa407q8/Firefly


A screenplay called “Family Ties” by Casey Ford was posted yesterday at http://firestalker5.deviantart.com/art/Family-Ties-265735515 with the comment: “The is a script I wrote for a Firefly Fan-film that never got past the script writing phase. Hope you all enjoy it. Feel free to comment about it and critique [through the comments]. I love feedback.”

The following is the teaser from “Family Ties.” If you want more, the full screenplay can be downloaded from www.deviantart.com/download/265735515/family_ties_by_firestalker5-d4e7
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Episode #: 101

Redemption

"Family Ties"

Written by
Casey Ford

Based on Firefly, created by Joss Whedon

Revisions by
Casey Ford, 9/18/06
Kevin Kennedy, 9/27/06
Casey Ford, 10/14/06
Kevin Kennedy, 10/21/06
Kevin Kennedy, 6/5/07

Redemption - “Family Ties”

TEASER

1 EXT. SHIPYARD - DAY 1
Malcolm Reynolds is staring longingly at the Firefly class ship in the distance as the ship dealer makes is speech about another ship next to him. The camera slowly zooms over Mal's shoulder and focus' on the old logo of the firefly. The Firefly dissolves flawlessly into a newer version. The camera slowly moves around the ship floating in space. It slowly moves in on the cockpit and reveals two people there. One is JACK HAWKINS and the other is DAMSEL ARCE.

CUT TO:

2 INT. REDEMPTION - BRIDGE 2

Damsel is flying the ship, Jack is pacing behind her.

JACK HAWKINS
(Half to himself)
This don't make a lick of sense. No hide nor hair of my kin for nearly 25 years and then out of the black a stranger sends a wave saying he's my nephew. This just don't make any kind of sense.

Damsel glances back at him.

DAMSEL ARCE
Maybe he's a plant, Jack.

Jack stops pacing, surprised. He hadn't thought of that.

JACK HAWKINS
Maybe... He could be trying to take the ship... This is just all sorts of wrong, Damsel.

DAMSEL ARCE
Maybe he's working for someone? You do have a fair amount of people that want to see you not breathing.

JACK HAWKINS
That's true.

There's a slight pause.

DAMSEL ARCE
You wanna skip the job?

Jack ponders for a second.

JACK HAWKINS
No... We do the job. I don't need another person wantin' my hide and we need the coin.
(pause to think)
I want you to keep an eye on him.

DAMSEL ARCE
You lettin' him on the ship?

JACK HAWKINS
Yea... I'm a might curious in seeing who he really is.

Damsel turns back to the wheel. Jack goes back to pondering and staring out the window. Long pause.

DAMSEL ARCE
I don't like this.

JACK HAWKINS
Me neither.

CUT TO:

3 EXT. VFX - SPACE 3
"Redemption" soars towards Aries as the camera swings around to focus on the planet. A large planet with two moons.

CUT TO:

4 INT. SALOON - SMALL TOWN - DAY 4
WILL HAWKINS is sitting at the bar downing the last of his drink, it's obvious from his face the drink isn't very good. A pile of bags rest at his side and looks like he's waiting for someone. He drops some small coins onto the bar and the bartender starts to pour him another drink. The Saloon door opens in the background, AMY FROST enters. Will continues drinking his drink.

AMY FROST
Will?

Will turns around at her voice.

AMY FROST (CONT'D)
(smiling)
It is you.

Will looks at Amy with a surprised look on his face. He was obviously not expecting her to be standing in front of her.

WILL HAWKINS
Amy?! What the hell are you doing here?

AMY FROST
(smiling)
What, you didn't think I was going to let you escape to the rim by yourself. After all the plans we made?

WILL HAWKINS
You remember that?!

AMY FROST
Of course. What?
(beat)
Oh, Will...
(sympathetically)
You forgot.

WILL HAWKINS
No... I mean
(beat, defeated)
Yes I did. But...
(confused, almost as if the thought had never occurred to him)
You didn't think they were actual plans, did you mei mei? (English: Little Sister)

Amy looks rejected. Will's expression drops to compassion.

WILL HAWKINS (CONT'D)
So...
(beat, changing the subject)
How are father and mother?

AMY FROST
They're good, but they don't talk to me much anymore. Father and I have lunch often, mother has taken to completely ignoring me.
(beat)

AMY FROST (CONT'D)
Father was the one that told me you were going to be here.

Will seems mildly surprised at this.

WILL HAWKINS
He never ceases to amaze me with what he knows.

AMY FROST
Having a father on the Board of Directors at Blue Sun does make life interesting.

WILL HAWKINS
I suppose.
(beat)
You're supposed to be flying ambulances back on Ariel. What are you doing here?

AMY FROST
You left the military so suddenly I lost track of you. Then, when I heard you were going to the rim, I remembered all the plans we made and decided to meet you.

WILL HAWKINS
I can't believe you dropped everything to come here. All for some stupid childhood fantasies.
(beat, half to himself)
Those disappeared a long time ago.

AMY FROST
(under her breath, to herself)
I still have a few.

Amy looks at Will. Three men stand up. A lone man in the corner smiles at the two of them, it's ZEKK LEONG.

WILL HAWKINS
Well... Since your here...

He is interrupted by one of the three men knocking him over.

WILL HAWKINS (CONT'D)
HEY!

MAN #1
Well now, what's a purty skirt like you doin' wit this purple belly?

The man grabs Amy on the arm. And she trys to get away from the his grasp.

AMY FROST
That's none of your concern. Unhand me.

MAN #2
She's bein' smart wit ya.

MAN #1
I reckon'd that. It's not proper to be sassin' me, purty.

Will gets up, removes the man's hand from Amy's arm and steps in between them.

WILL HAWKINS
She's too much for you, so I suggest that you back off.

The three men laugh.

MAN #1
(laughing)
And what's a purple belly like you goin' ta do about it.

Will steps closer to the man with fire in his eyes.

CUT TO:

END TEASER

ACT ONE

5 EXT. SALOON - SMALL TOWN - DAY 5
Will is seen flying through the saloon doors and lands in the dirt in a cloud of dust. Will quickly gets up and swings at the first man knocking him to the ground as he exits through the door. Amy runs through the door up to Will and checks if he's okay. A second man pushes her out of the way and grabs Will's arms and holds for the other guys. The first man that was hit by Will comes up and socks him in the gut. Zekk step through the door and watches for a little. The men are taking turns punching Will in the gut and face. Zekk walks up to the men and grabs the first one by the shoulders and turns him around. Zekk hits the guy, knocks him out in one hit and immediately pulls his gun from its holster and points it at the remaining men. The remaining conscious men start to reach for their weapons. Amy runs to Will's side as the men are distracted.

ZEKK LEONG
(smiling coyly)
Push iron and you'll push daisies, dong ma? (English: Understand)

MAN #2
This ain't no matter to ya.

ZEKK LEONG
I made it my matter.

The two men move their hands towards their guns.

ZEKK LEONG (CONT'D)
Enjoy the next ten seconds of your lives, they'll be your last.

The two men look at each other and think about it. They decide to abandon their fight.

MAN #2
(as they scurry away) You'll see us again.

For the rest of Acts 1, 2 & 3 or to send comments directly to the author: http://firestalker5.deviantart.com/art/Family-Ties-265735515

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