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The Survivor was written by Lindsay Clandfield with music by Julian Jahanpour, sound production by Creative Listening and artwork by Danny Butcher.
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Previously on The Survivor ...
Ambulance driver: We've got someone here! There's a person here!
Nurse Bryson: I think she is very lucky to be alive. She's in a coma, but she is getting better.
Officer Garner: Two months ago there was a robbery of a bank truck. The robbers were never caught, and the money is gone. Two million dollars.
Nurse Bryson: But what is the connection with Jane?
Officer Garner: We found the truck near the airport where the accident was.
Agent Kowalski: I know your real name, Agent Sanders.
One hour before the plane crash ...
Agent Sanders: Hello, Buddy. Thanks for meeting me. Would you like a drink?
Buddy: I don't want anything to drink. I don’t want to be here.
Agent Sanders: Don’t worry, Buddy. Everything is going to be OK.
Buddy: They know. They know about you. They know I'm talking to you.
Agent Sanders: Wait. Wait a minute. Who knows?
Buddy: The other guys from the bank robbery. They know about you. They know you are an FBI agent. They know I’m talking to you.
Agent Sanders: That’s crazy. Nobody knows about this.
Buddy: They DO know. They have someone at the FBI. An FBI agent is secretly working for them. I can't believe this. I'm dead. I'm dead.
Agent Sanders: Relax. Listen ...
Buddy: No, you listen. I've got the money. Here, it’s in a bag. I'm leaving tonight.
Agent Sanders: You took the money? How?
Buddy: I was there, at the robbery. And I saw where they kept the money, so I took it. Anyway, I'm leaving tonight. It's over.
Agent Sanders: I can help you. Let me help you.
Buddy: You can help me? No, no, no. You can’t help me. You don't understand. These guys. The guys I work with. They don't just rob banks. They kill people. And they have someone working in the FBI. Two million dollars is a lot of money, OK? I prefer to take the money than your protection.
Agent Sanders: Wait ...
Buddy: I like you, OK? I just came here to say goodbye. I can’t stay. They know I’m talking to the FBI. Soon they are going to know I’m talking to the FBI AND that I stole their money ... No way. I'm leaving. See you later, Sanders.
Agent Sanders: Wait! Wait!
Agent Kowalski: Hello, Agent Sanders ... I know you can hear me ... Don't worry. I thought we could have a little talk. Just you and me ... I need you to wake up, Agent Sanders. I need you to wake up and tell me where the money is ... You see, I know the truth. About you and Buddy. One of you took the money. Buddy’s dead. We can’t find the money ... It wasn't on the plane. That means someone hid it somewhere ... I need to find the money. These are dangerous people, Sanders, the bank robbers. If I get the money for them, everything will be OK ... And I think you know where the money is. Do you know where it is? I know you can't speak. But perhaps you can move your finger. Here ... just let me put my phone here, under your hand. I want you to tap the phone. One tap means yes. Two taps means no ... Do you understand me? ... You can hear me, Sanders. And I think you can move a finger. Answer me ... One tap – yes. Two taps – no. Fine. Maybe I will talk to your little brother ... I know you have a brother. It’s the only family you have. Oh, we know about him. Poor boy, he hardly ever sees his FBI sister. Both his parents dead. He lives alone in New York City ... Maybe I'll visit him. Maybe I can make him help me ... If you don't answer me right now, I'm getting on a plane to New York. You know what I'll do, right? ... Good. Good. Let's get started.
Nurse Bryson: Hello? Excuse me, what are you doing here?
Agent Kowalski: I'm Agent Kowalski, FBI. Just visiting the patient here.
Nurse Bryson: It's 10 p.m. There are no visitors now.
Agent Kowalski: Of course. Of course. I'll come back later then. Sorry, I didn't see the time.
Nurse Bryson: You can leave now or I can call security.
Agent Kowalski: No, that’s OK. I’m leaving. Thank you, nurse. And, well, goodbye for now ... Jane.
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