Night Sky with Stars

Recovered Audio Asset 04 - Yancy In-Line Tap APR 06 2045.01 (CT)

04 - A - INTERSTITIAL SCENE 1. 

 

A PHONE RINGS AND IS ANSWERED. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: This is Christian Yancy. 

 

A BEAT. 

 

Hello? 

 

AARAV PATEL: There's a man I want you speak to.  

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Who is this? 

 

AARAV PATEL: How do you have a working phone, by the way?

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: How do you have a working phone? 

 

AARAV PATEL: Our building is basically a Faraday cage. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Sounds nice. I just used aluminum foil. 

 

AARAV PATEL: And the phone lines? 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: That part isn't quite legal. I'm tapping into your phone lines. 

 

A BEAT. 

 

I'm assuming this is NASC calling? Mr. Patel? 

 

AARAV PATEL: We're using international contact lines for emergencies and critical information. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Yeah--and everything you use to monitor that phone line was wiped out by the flare. So here I am. 

 

AARAV PATEL: Did you try to call CimmTech? 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Multiple times.

 

AARAV PATEL: And? 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Always went to voicemail. Voicemail was always full. You're right. No one  is there. 

 

A BEAT. 

 

Can I call you Aarav? 

 

AARAV PATEL: No. I don't particularly like you. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: This call is going well. 

 

AARAV PATEL: But there is someone that I want to talk to. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: So talk to them. 

 

AARAV PATEL: They don't want to talk to me. 

 

A REALIZATION. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Ah. 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.' 

 

AARAV PATEL: And I'm sure this man wants to talk to someone. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Or is it 'the friend of my enemy is my enemy?' 

 

AARAV PATEL: Murray. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: It's Christian. 

 

AARAV PATEL: The man's name is Murray. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: What's his connection? 

 

AARAV PATEL: He used to work for NASC. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: There's a lot of those people.

 

AARAV PATEL: Then he quit to work for CimmTech. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: (SUDDENLY UNDERSTAND) No shit.  

 

AARAV PATEL: Then he quit CimmTech and went into hiding. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: No shit! 

 

AARAV PATEL: He lives in the Dakotas. I'll text you his number, now that I know you have a working phone.  

CHRISTIAN YANCY: I'll call as soon as we hang up.  

 

AARAV PATEL: Let me ask you: What's stranger? The fact that no one picks up at CimmTech? Or the fact that they still have a working phone line? 

 

A BEAT. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Aarav, I'm sorry I got under your skin at the press conference. I'm just  looking for answers. 


 

AARAV PATEL: Mr. Yancy...You didn't even remotely get under my skin. You gave me the  opportunity to make a statement that Ms. Bryant wouldn't approve of and in a way that would make it seem...unintentional. If anything I should thank you. 

 

CHRISTIAN YANCY: Wait--what are you saying? 

 

AARAV PATEL: I'm saying there's a lot at stake. There's a lot of cards to be dealt. There's a lot hands left to play. Call Murray. 

 

HANG UP AND DIAL TONE. 

 

END SCENE.