Serial 3

INT. ZOO — UNKNOWN — UNKNOWN (ONE DAY EARLIER)

LOU
We’s here, we’s here…’cause o’
the parks, the parks. Ain’ts got
walk-ins, ain’ts got walk-ins…
Ain’ts got funds.
(a beat)
Dey’s closin’.
(another)
Dey’s closin’…

 

INT. ZOO — UNKNOWN — NIGHT

LOU the crow stands before us, pacing and uneasy. A light from above hits him like a stage.

LOU
Now we’s good—we’s still good—
‘cause we knows it, we knows it…
but we needs cash, we needs cash…
and we needs fast.
(a beat)
Otherwise…we’s be outs, we’s be outs.

 

INT. ZOO — RAINFOREST EXHIBIT — CONTINUOUS

Lou’s perched atop a railing that runs the length of a wall. Throughout, he continues to pace.

LOU
Summa you’s thinks, wheres we go,
wheres we go…if cash ain’t theres,
it ain’t theres. Well I’ma tell you’s,
won’t comes to thats, comes to
thats… ‘Cause you’sa Lous here’s
got a plan.
(a beat)
He’s a plan.

THE LOBBY
stretches to both sides, Lou and the railing high along its back wall. His perch puts him center stage over all.

LOU
Two months now is the day, is the
day…we needs ta make good or
we’s out. …But steada we tries
keeps it runnin’, it runnin’…I says
we—I says we—do ones better:

He stops, faces the “audience.” A beat.

LOU
We buys it, we buys it.

Waits for a reaction.

AN EMPTY ROOM
lies before him. Not a mote or fly stirs. In a tank to the side, a shape swims by.

HANS
Crows!

Is gone.

LOU
(a sigh)
Yeah, hey, Hanz, hey, Hanz…