Ray’s eye is getting worse, but it doesn’t stop him from making some new friends, and they finally have a location for Grace!
Jane walks outside dejectedly and leans against the side of
Frank emerges out from underneath it holding a wrench, making
Oh! I'm sorry. I didn't know you
You're not in my way.
Frank pauses for a moment, wiping his hands on a rag.
Am I in yours?
Jane shakes her head.
When I fail as a medic, I like to
take a few minutes to mope.
Frank nods and stands up.
There's nothing I can do with it.
Should you be able to?
No, but I'm all he has for this,
and I'm not enough. He'll be better
off once the sight is completely
gone, and I can't do that either.
Have you tried another blow to the
It takes a moment to register as a joke, but as it does,
Frank leans down over the engine, giving Jane a smile and a
wink as he adjusts something.
Jane gives a half smile.
I don't think that's a good idea.
No, but I know Ray wouldn't want
you to feel bad.
He's been pretty clear about that.
And I just remembered something
Franks opens the trunk and rummages around a little, finally
pulling out an eye patch and handing it to Jane.
Where did you...Oh, the theater.
Yeah, I think they did Peter Pan or
something. They had a lot of pirate
And all you took was the eyepatch?
The shirts were cool, but the sizes
were way off. They must have been
really fat pirates. Anyway, that
should help Ray out.
Jane hands it back to Frank.
It was your save, Frank. You should
get the credit.
Frank nods and accepts the patch back, giving Jane an off
It's weird hearing my name again.
You didn't before?
Not from when we hit the road to
when you found us. That life was so
over, maybe we weren't even the
Would you rather I call you...
Fun Ghoul? Naw, I'm good. It's just
that it feels like things are
changing again, and I'm not sure
where it's going. Maybe I should
I can only tell you where it will
be in two days. Do you want me to?
Frank is intrigued.
Sure. What happens two days from
Jane closes her eyes and concentrates, then looks concerned.
That's weird. I'm riding the Drac
bike. Will it need a test drive?
No. It's ready to go now if you
Jane pauses again, working her way backwards.
She's a homing pigeon who comes
here. If I'm going it's about
injured. I need to get ready.
It's two days from now.
If I wait for the message. If I can
figure things out sooner they might
Jane dashes back into the bunker.
Jane is throwing supplies into her messenger bag.
Gerard comes in.
They're going to be getting some
injured at the Caves. Part of why
they're sending the note is that
Nat will be gone, but if I leave
now I can intercept her, and then
we'll both be there and ready.
It must be exhausting living in
There is some truth to that, but Jane shrugs it off.
It comes in handy sometimes
Can I come?
Jane turns in surprise, and sees the hopeful look on Gerard's
Because the last time I said
goodbye to you it was for six
Jane goes to Gerard and wraps her arms around him.
This will only be a few days, I
Then just because I like being
Jane considers, but shakes her head.
It's over rough terrain, and I want
you a little better healed before
we do that. Although...Ray!
Ray appears, now wearing the patch.
Ray, I want you to come to the
Caves with me.
Jane responds to Ray.
Because I think you're a natural
leader who should get to meet more
people within the group. Also, they
could probably use some weapons
upgrades, and you're the best
person for that.
Ray is interested, but a bit suspicious.
Are you just trying to distract me
from my eye?
It would not make the other things
I'll get my tools.
As Ray turns to do so, Jane turns back to Gerard and returns
to his arms.
I will miss you, but this is the
right way to go.
Gerard kisses Jane's forehead and says with mock
I don't want to fight him for you,
but I will.
In her worry over the wounded, Jane had not considered how
leaving Gerard would feel. Now there are pangs, but it does
not change what is needed.
Just get yourself better. I'll be
back before you know it.
Jane is on the bike, with Ray climbing on behind her.
The rest of the group are seeing them off.
So the wounded arrive the day after
It gives us some time to get
prepared. Working on them will
probably take the entire day.
We won't expect you before the
Jane nods and turns to Mikey.
Make sure Gee does his exercises
three times a day, and gets a walk
outside once a day.
I can do that on my own.
But this way you both have
something to do. Frank, you're a
All I did was ask a question.
You asked the right one at the
Just get out of here.
Deanna is right. Jane revs up the motor, and they set off.
The increased power compared to her own ride is noticeable,
Jane calls back to Ray.
Mind if I open her up?
Go for it!
They roar out of sight.
Jane and Ray pull up to a large cavern that narrows into the
entrance of a smaller cave.
They dismount, and Jane removes her helmet.
Hello? It's Jane.
OTIS (57), a wiry black man, emerges from hiding with a gun
pointed at them. He has a slight limp from an injury.
What are you doing riding one of
these things? I thought you were
incoming and was getting ready to
blow your head off!
Hey Otis. What can I say? It's a
smooth ride and it seats two.
Mmm-hmm. And who's the second?
This is Ray. We made four new
friends at about the same time I
got the bike.
We brought toothbrushes.
Why didn't you say so?
Otis extends his hand to Ray, and they shake.
Otis? It's nice to meet you.
I'm glad to see you both, but what
brings you here?
Jane shakes her head.
It's bad. I need to talk to
She was about to take off for
I know. I need her to stay.
Otis nods, and they go in.
The set up is similar to the Bunker, except that the walls
are the natural cave formations, instead of being man-made.
This means things are more irregular, and it tends to be cold
and damp. Compared to the heat outside, though, it feels
Ray and Jane are sitting in a circle with Otis, Natalia, and
LATRON (17), a gangly black teenager.
They'll be arriving here around 10
the day after tomorrow. Nat, I saw
that you were leaving and I wanted
to stop you. It's pretty bad.
The only problem is we were leaving
to get supplies because we're so
I brought extra bandages and tools,
but we were already low on drugs.
We were going on foot. Let me take
the bike and I can get there and
back before you need them.
It's safer for me than for you.
And you don't know what we need.
Make me a list.
Jane and Natalia look at each other, and then at Otis.
He's a good rider. It should be
Jane pauses and nods.
Okay, that will help a lot. Now,
Natalia and I need to talk about
care, but there are two other
problems we need to consider.
With the helicopter landing here,
we're going to need to leave.
And you'll be leaving with injured.
It's risky, for them too, but I
suppose it's the only way.
Where's the helicopter from?
It's a traffic chopper, and I guess
they'll just say it's part of their
rounds. They kind of are checking
out a traffic accident for real.
Except for the accident part.
Yeah. It may be okay, but if they
blow their identity, even if they
get away we've lost a resource.
What's the other problem?
I see Beck and Rogers, and there
are two I don't recognize. One
might be Park. That's a lot of
people to be leaving at once.
You think something happened to
make them run?
I wonder if we have anyone left.
There is a pause around the circle as that sinks in.
Well, we're not going to figure
that one out on our own. Let's
focus on what we know for now.
There are tired nods and shrugs all around.
Let's get a list together for
Natalia grabs a notebook and pen.
Morphine of course, and they'll
definitely have that.
Always. I'd like Keflex for Beck,
but some antibiotics for sure.
We'll star the ones that are best,
but list alternatives too.
I can handle it.
Jane smiles fondly at Latron's exasperation.
We know. Okay, if you're taking the
bike you should take the jacket. Be
careful with it.
Jane pulls off her jacket. Before handing it to Latron she
pulls the trifold out and sticks it in her back jeans pocket.
It's just a loan. You're bringing
The jacket gives Latron some additional swagger.
Natalia finishes the list, and hands it to Latron.
Do you have any money?
I'm cool. I'll catch you later.
Latron is grinning with excitement as he strides out. There
is a very short pause before they hear him revving up.
You're sure he's going to be all
He gets back a little after they
Okay. Let's talk medicine, and what
do you know about phantom limb
Jane and Natalia are sitting at one table working on a
Ray is sitting nearby, working on a gun.
I've never done an amputation
Me neither. Is there any way to
Not that I can see. They've got it
tied off well enough so that he
won't bleed to death, but that's
also causing the rest to go dead.
What about the others?
Well, you should work on the
shrapnel in Park. Your ability will
help you find the pieces better.
The broken leg on Rogers is less
urgent, but we can also do it
quickly, so maybe we should start
Can it be done quickly? How is it?
It's a really bad break.
Reconstructive surgery would be
Natalia nods tiredly.
It's the usual. What about the head
Janes rests her head on her hands.
No matter what I envision, he dies.
He actually lives longer if we
don't treat him at all, but only by
a few hours and I'm not sure that's
even a blessing with the shape he's
Are we missing something?
I think he's just too broken. I
wish I could see who it was. Too
We'll know soon enough. You better
get some sleep.
I'm not tired yet. I'll go soon.
Jane gets up to leave, but as she does, Natalia signals to
Jane to lean closer, then nods at Ray and whispers.
So are you two...
Jane comprehends and grins.
No. Or, actually,
Hey Ray, you're not interested in
me are you?
Ray is startled, and looks a little panicked.
Uh, no, not like that!
Good. Gee said he'd fight you.
Ray has recovered now, and replies in kind.
Then that is good, because I could
totally take him.
Jane turns back to Natalia.
Natalia covers her face.
The ice is broken. You know we
don't have time for slow buildups.
Jane exits, leaving Ray and Natalia staring at each other
So, do you have a weapon you'd like
me to examine?
Well that is just too cheesy to be believed.
That's as smooth as I'm going to
get. It's all downhill from here.
Natalia smiles and moves over to Ray's table, placing her
sidearm before him.
Ray takes the gun and examines it briefly.
Actually, this is really well
I was in the army. Motor pool, but
you still need to care for your
My father worked on guns. We were
in kind of a rural area, so they
were just a part of life.
Yeah, you never see guns in the
It probably feels a little
Did you always want to take over
the family business?
I wanted to be a musician.
I wanted to join the police force
and do gang outreach.
That's interesting. I'm kind of in
a gang now.
Really? Would you say that this is
the result of poor life choices?
You'd think so, wouldn't you?
They smile at each other. The ice really was broken.
So, how'd a nice girl like you end
up in a place like this?
I thought you were out of lines!
I just remembered that one.
INT. HOSPITAL, BATTERY CITY
It is just after Jane has had her vision of the attack on
Jane looks for the man she saw, but he has disappeared. Jane
looks at Natalia, and feels ill.
Simpson, you okay? You look like
you've seen a ghost.
Jane stares at Natalia, making Natalia feel uncomfortable,
but Jane forces herself to respond and to try and act
I just got a little light-headed.
I'll be fine.
It's a slow night. You could
probably head out early if you're
I think I'm just going to sit down
for a minute and see how I feel.
Reyes, when are you off?
Just thinking about the shifts.
Jane walks away dazed.
Natalia goes on with her duties.
It is 6:00. Natalia is getting ready to leave, and Jane
appears beside her, holding two stuffed messenger bags.
What are you still doing here?
After I finished my shift I decided
to restock all the medic bags.
I know it was kind of empty but it
looks like you overcompensated.
You can never be too prepared. Do
you want to go get something to
Natalia gives Jane a strange look, but shrugs it off.
Thanks, but I'm beat. I just want
to go home and hit the sack.
You can't do that.
I don't know what's going on with
you tonight, but-
Please just hear me out. I'll
explain everything once we are out
of the hospital, but you need to
listen to me.
Natalia sighs, but nods.
Fine. Make it quick.
They exit the hospital doors.
Jane eyes a security camera nervously.
Let's get a little farther away.
You're really freaking me out.
They do keep walking though.
I'm sorry. The truth is, I'm
freaked out too.
Are we far enough for you to
explain it to me?
I guess. There's no way for this to
sound normal, so I'm just going to
go for it. Lately, I've been able
to see things before they happen.
Now Natalia gives Jane a very strange look, but it is
followed by one of recognition.
I can find things now. I don't
understand how, but I think about
something and I know where it is.
Does anyone know?
Liu saw me finding one thing, then
she asked me about something else.
I guess that explains it. They're
coming for you.
Two men. I saw one of them in the
hall today and he looked at you
like...I don't know; it just scared
me. Then I saw them attacking you
in your apartment.
Natalia sinks down on a nearby bench.
Jane sits down next to her.
I don't have any helpful advice for
you here, but I couldn't let you
walk into that without any warning.
I'm glad you told me. I just don't
know what to do.
Maybe you can use your power to
find a good solution.
Or a good hiding place.
They laugh nervously.
If it's Liu who's after you, then
Scarecrow is too. There's no one to
report it to.
What about you? They may not know
about you yet, but if they saw you
leaving the building with me, and I
don't come back...
I'm sunk too. Maybe I shouldn't
have said anything. You can throw
Oh yeah, I can totally throw down.
Are you sure you didn't see me
whipping their tails?
The memory wipes the smile from Jane's face.
You didn't win.
Natalia stomps her feet and gets off the bench in
Why can't they just ask me to
cooperate? Why does everything have
to be by force?
Jane gets up in a panic.
You don't want me to make a scene?
Maybe that's what we need!
Maybe, but we're already being
Natalia sees that there is in fact someone watching them.
This is LUIS. He is a tall, muscular man in his late 40's,
wearing a custodian's uniform.
Luis is trying to be inconspicuous, but his interest is
Is he one of the men you saw?
No, but that's not making me feel
Natalia takes a deep breath.
Okay. It could be a coincidence.
We're going to walk casually away,
and see if he follows.
And if he does?
Maybe we run, maybe we kill him.
Wide-eyed and tight-lipped, Jane nods.
Jane and Natalia start walking away.
Luis continues to follow, so the women start taking more
evasive action, turning suddenly and following completely
This seems like a bad strategy when they run into a dead end.
There is no place to run.
I guess we fight. At least it's two
Luis rounds the corner and looks directly at Natalia.
I need to talk to you.
Good luck with that!
In a blur, Natalia kicks the back of his knee while grabbing
his arm and twisting it, taking him down.
I'm trying to help you!
By stalking me? Jane, get me
Jane spots a brick and grabs it. She almost hands it to
Natalia, but stops, much to Natalia's frustration.
I think I believe him.
Luis and Natalia both looks at Jane in surprise.
I think if we go with him, it will
Who are you?
No one has heard about you yet.
But I don't have much longer, do I?
Luis shakes his head.
Natalia warily releases Luis, and lets him up.
What's going on?
You're supposed to disappear
tonight. We try and keep track of
that, and save as many as we can.
Looks like I've got a bonus.
Can you get us both out?
If they're not looking for you it
should help, but we'll have to
And you trust him?
It looks like it will be okay.
It's a hard life on the outside
too, but it's your own. I can at
least give you that.
Luis extends his hand to Jane, displaying two linked L's on
Lights are off. It is nighttime.
Jane is sitting up on her cot, crying quietly.
Natalia is in the next cot. She wakes up and notices Jane.
It's Luis. He's the one who dies.
Are you sure?
I was focusing so much on the face,
but then I woke up thinking about
him, and I checked the wrist, and
Luis and Laura.
It has to be him.
They sit silently for a moment.
I guess it doesn't really change
Have we overlooked anything?
Something we could try?
You know we haven't.
Knowing it's him doesn't really
change anything. It just feels...
Worse. I didn't think that it
could, but I was wrong again.
Natalia reaches out for Jane's hand, and together they grieve
Morning. There is the sound of a chopper approaching.
Natalia, Jane, Ray, and Otis are waiting outside with a
TONY hops out.
We've got injured.
Otis and Ray are already approaching with the stretcher.
They load up Luis, who has severe injuries with bruising and
swelling, especially around the head, and carry him inside.
Natalia helps out BECK (45). He is short, stocky, and bald.
His mangled arm is tied up in a tourniquet. Natalia guides
The guys will come back for Rogers.
Is this Park?
Tony nods, relieved that they are prepared.
I'm glad you're here.
We got lucky.
Jane and Tony half-help, half-carry PARK (25). He is a skinny
Korean-American, with thick, dark hair that has gotten a
little shaggy. Park is doubled over with abdominal
It looks like you have things under
control. We should get out of here
as soon as possible.
I know. They'll have to evacuate
once we've got everyone stable.
Will everyone be stable?
Tony and Jane lay Park down on a cot.
The room has been laid out for the work that needs to be
Do you want us to take him?
No! We're going to try. We're just
going to fail.
Tony knows that feeling.
Tony follows Ray and Otis back out with the stretcher.
Jane and Natalia look at each other.
I guess we have each other's
Use the morphine we have left on
Beck. I hope Latron gets here soon.
Jane draws a sheet closed around her and Beck as Ray and Otis
carry in ROGERS (47).
Rogers is a tall, reedy man with brown hair and a beard, and
one leg badly injured.
Time passes as Ray and Otis wait in the main room, making
...and Jacob and I have both lived
in New Orleans at different times,
so it's always good to talk to him.
Are people always switching around?
Who you're with and where you are,
anything to improve the odds of
There is silence for a moment, considering how stacked those
odds really are, but then Ray wonders about something else.
Why does everyone have white vans?
Otis laughs a little.
Janitors and delivery men are the
backbone of our operations in the
city. We've acquired many a
delivery van when someone had to
And these, were they fleeing?
Probably. It sounds like they were
attacked outside of the city, and
they were all still working inside
the city last I knew. Something
Latron comes in.
Get that medicine back to them
right away. Are you hungry?
Latron disappears into the back, and returns shortly. He
Are you all right?
I don't need to see anything like
that again. I don't know how they
I know. We helped carry them in.
Latron shakes his head.
It's what they've had to do since.
Don't think about it. Did you bring
Now Latron smiles, and pulls a small packet from his pocket.
Those are apple seeds.
All right then. I better go get
Otis takes the seeds and shuffles away.
So, is he your grandfather?
What you think just because there
are two black people they got to be
No! It's just that you seem close
and you call him Pops! I thought it
would be nice to have some family.
Latron loses some of the attitude.
It would be nice. That's why I call
Latron takes out some polish and begins polishing Jane's
What's the deal with the seeds?
He likes to plant things. He wants
to fix the desert, make things nice
I know, right? It's impossible. But
he still tries.
In the back, Jane emerges from behind the curtain looking
wiped out, and finds an equally tired Natalia.
How is he?
That's going to be a tough
How are you?
I never want to do an amputation
again. How's Park?
Everything came out pretty well. I
set Rogers' leg too.
I guess I've been slacking off.
We're cool. It just leaves...
They both look over at Luis.
Have you given him anything?
I've been focusing on the others.
Let's see how he's doing.
Jane and Natalia approach the cot, one on each side.
Luis? Can you hear us? Do you want
something for the pain.
Luis's eyes flicker open.
My bonus girls.
You know us?
Natalia and Jane exchange mortified glances.
I didn't realize he was so alert.
We've got to give him something.
I'm fine. Won't be long.
There has to be some way we can
Just nice to see you.
You don't have to talk.
It's the girl. He knows.
Luis fades out.
Jane is sitting with her back against the mountain, staring
off into the distance.
Ray comes out.
I guess this makes a bum eye look
Jane tries to smile at Ray, but can't.
Ray sits down next to Jane.
Frank told me about the moping
That's sweet, of both of you.
I thought so at first, but if you
really need the time alone...
I do it because I don't want to
bother anyone else, but there is
something kind of nice about being
comforted. I'd forgotten that.
I can go or I can stay.
Jane leans her head on Ray's shoulder, and Ray puts a
brotherly arm around her.
Inside Natalia is talking to Rogers.
How are you feeling?
No getting around that. The only
serious injury is the broken leg,
but you're still pretty banged up.
How are the others?
Natalia hesitates, but answers.
We couldn't save Luis.
I kind of knew. And Beck's arm?
We had to amputate.
It's the tourniquet. I tied it.
It's what kept him from bleeding to
Rogers sighs, and relaxes a little into the cot.
Sometimes you just don't know what
Sometimes it's bad no matter what
you do. Beck is still alive and
mobile. Park's going to be fine.
You're going to be fine. Focus on
I'm scared to ask, but what
happened? Is anyone else in
No. We were doing a hand-off, and
got surprised so we had to run. We
weren't fast enough.
It's okay. We're going to have to
leave soon, in case the landing
attracted any attention. That's not
going to be a fun trip for you.
It's our own fault. Did I see Jane
here? Luis had information for her.
Natalia calls back towards the entrance.
Jane comes in wiping her eyes.
Rogers has some info for you.
Jane comes and sits down next to Rogers.
I'm glad to see you lucid.
You had us checking if there was a
new girl at the school.
Grace. Was she there?
No, she's at Scarecrow.
Jane and Natalia are both shocked.
What's she doing there?
We don't know, but Luis saw her.
Maybe that's what he was trying to
Jane has been too stunned to react, but she slowly shakes her
This is not good.
Early the next morning, Ray and Otis are lowering Luis into a
Latron begins shoveling dirt over as Luis is laid to rest.
Beck, Rogers, and Park are in the van, looking, but not in
shape for standing.
Natalia and Jane are trying to keep an eye on their patients
and on the burial.
Would either of you like to say
He saved our lives, despite my best
Even in his last moments he was
trying to help.
I'm sorry we couldn't help you.
Rest in peace, hermano.
Everyone is quiet for a moment, but it cannot last.
We need to go. Are you sure you
don't want to just come with us?
No, I've got to get back to my
other patient, and we need to
The necessary seems so impossible, she cannot even find a way
to describe it.
There is no way that can go well.
It has to be done.
Natalia nods and they hug.
What about Rosalie? Should we take
Jane stops to think.
I think the Bunker is going to be
empty for a while. We'll let her
take one more flight and then bring
You're right. Stay safe.
They hug again, and Natalia goes up to Ray.
It was nice meeting you.
Natalia hurriedly climbs into the back of the van.
Otis hands two short-wave radios to Ray.
We don't use these because we're
always afraid of being overheard,
but they may come in handy for you.
They shake hands, then Otis turns to Jane and hugs her.
Stay safe girl.
Otis climbs into the driver's seat.
That just leaves Latron.
Latron hands Jane her jacket.
You polished it?
The tank's full too. You should be
good to go.
You're the best.
Latron starts to shake his head, but Jane wraps him in a big
hug. Latron is both pleased and embarrassed.
I gotta go.
I know. You look after these guys,
Latron nods and climbs in next to Otis.
Ray and Jane wave as the van pulls away.
I don't think it's me Gee is going
to have to fight.
Jane smiles and shakes her head.
It's the bike.
And the jacket.
It's a good thing my parents ended
up with a man's jacket. It was
It isn't really about the jacket.
I just hope that someday there is a
girl his age, and that they get a
chance. It's nice to have the
Ray may not be thinking of Latron anymore.
Jane steps back into the cave and returns with a cage
containing the homing pigeon. She secures the cage to the
back of the bike.
We'll need the cage for wherever we
I don't understand what we're doing
Rosalie is trained to go to the
Bunker, but it is traditional to
not return to a base for a while
after a big operation.
Like trying to pull off a rescue
That makes anything else we've ever
done look pretty small. Anyway,
this is going to be her last chance
to fly for a while. She might as
well enjoy it.
Are you attaching a message?
We have to, or they'll worry, but
not the heavy stuff.
We're on our way?
The message is written and attached to Rosalie's leg.
Jane releases Rosalie into the air, and she flies off in the
direction of the bunker.
And now we follow?
Jane nods and looks at Ray thoughtfully.
Want to drive?
Ray is hesitant.
You're not scared that I'll crash
us with my one eye?
If I start pounding your back, it
means stop; we're going to switch.
And if I don't stop?
That's when I choke you.
It's a plan.
Ray grins and takes his place on the power cruiser.
Jane takes a last look at the caves, and especially at the
She speaks very quietly.
Jane climbs on behind Ray and they take off.
Y yo me iré. Y se quedarán los pájaros
Y se quedará mi huerto con su verde árbol,
y con su pozo blanco.
Todas las tardes el cielo será azul y plácido,
y tocarán, como esta tarde están tocando,
las campanas del campanario.
Se morirán aquellos que me amaron
y el pueblo se hará nuevo cada año;
y lejos del bullicio distinto, sordo, raro
del domingo cerrado,
del coche de las cinco, de las siestas del baño,
en el rincón secreto de mi huerto florido y encalado,
mi espíritu de hoy errará, nostáljico...
Y yo me iré, y seré otro, sin hogar, sin árbol
verde, sin pozo blanco,
sin cielo azul y plácido...
Y se quedarán los pájaros cantando.
El Viaje Definitivo by Juan Ramón Jiménez