Episode 6: Caught (A2)

Monica is awake and Agent Kowalski is coming for her. This is the sixth and final episode of The Survivor.


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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.


Agent Sanders: Agent Kowalski. He's a criminal. Please listen very carefully.


Agent Kowalski: I need you to wake up, Agent Sanders. I need you to wake up and tell me where the money is.


Minutes before the plane crash ...

Agent Kowalski: Yes, I know. I know, OK?! ...  Listen, I went to look for the money. It's not there. I think Buddy has it. Yes, I followed him! He got on a plane! He got on a little plane, outside the city. He can't go far. He's probably trying to go to Mexico ... Yes. Don't worry. I'll take care of Buddy. And I'll take care of Sanders too. I think she knows about me ... I know! I’ll get your money, and I will take care of everything! Relax. Just relax ... Wait. I can see the plane now. Something's wrong. Hey. Hey! It's going down. The plane is going down. I gotta go. I gotta go!


Nurse Bryson: Hello? Hello? I’d like to speak to Agent Kowalski.

Agent Kowalski: This is Agent Kowalski.

Nurse Bryson: Oh, hello. This is Nurse Bryson. Agent Kowalski, you told me to call you if there was a change with Jane. Well, there has been a change. It's not good.

Agent Kowalski: What's happened?

Nurse Bryson: She woke up.

Agent Kowalski: She woke up? That's wonderful.

Nurse Bryson: Yes, but listen. She's awake now, but only for some time. She doesn’t really know who she is or where she is. The doctors want to put her back into a coma. But you wanted to talk to her. You see she ... she might not live.

Agent Kowalski: Listen. She needs to stay awake. I need to speak to her. I only need five minutes. She can’t go back to sleep.

Nurse Bryson: OK. I'll ... I'll try.

Agent Kowalski: Nurse? Hello?

Nurse Bryson: Yes, in here. I'm with Ja---, I mean, Monica. Monica? There's someone here to see you.

Monica: OK.

Nurse Bryson: I have to go out for a minute. Agent Kowalski, please DO NOT make Monica upset. She is awake but she isn’t well. Do you understand?

Agent Kowalski: I understand. Thank you. I only need a minute.

Nurse Bryson: OK, then.

Agent Kowalski: So. You’re awake. Do you have something to tell me?

Monica: Promise me. Promise me my brother will be OK.

Agent Kowalski: Maybe, Sanders. Are you going to give me the information I want?

Monica: Promise!

Agent Kowalski: All right. All right. I promise. OK?

Monica: Thank you. You want to know ... you want to know about the money.

Agent Kowalski: Yes, that's right.

Monica: You want to know where it is.

Agent Kowalski: Yes, I want to know where it is! We don’t have time for this.

Monica: How long?

Agent Kowalski: What? How long what?

Monica: How long have you been working with the bank robbers?

Agent Kowalski: What do you mean?

Monica: Buddy. Buddy told me you were working with the bank robbers.

Agent Kowalski: And you believed him? I'm not working for anyone, Sanders. Sure I was helping the robbers but only because it’s good for me. I'm not really working for them ... I don’t work for the bank robbers. I don’t work for the government. I only work for me.

Monica: Why? Why do this to the FBI? Why do this to me? Why threaten my brother?

Agent Kowalski: Are you kidding? It's two million dollars. That’s a lot of money. That’s a lot of good reasons.

Monica: You're wrong ...

Agent Kowalski: Listen. No more talking. Tell me where it is ... There isn't much time. Do you hear that? You are going back into a coma. If you want to save your brother, you tell me right now where the money is.

Monica: You're ... you're ...

Agent Kowalski: Tell me!

Monica: You are under arrest, Kowalski.

Agent Kowalski: What? What are you talking about?

Officer Garner: Agent Nick Kowalski, my name is Officer Brian Garner. You are under arrest.

Agent Kowalski: What is happening?

Monica: It's all here, Kowalski. I have it all recorded. Nurse?

Nurse Bryson: I hid the phone under your bed, just like you asked me to, Monica.

Agent Kowalski: ... It's two million dollars. That’s a lot of money. That’s a lot of good reasons ...

Officer Garner: Mr Kowalski, come with me, please.

Nurse Bryson: Monica! You did it!

Agent Kowalski: What ...

Monica: You're finished, Kowalski.

Agent Kowalski: Well, enjoy this moment, Sanders. Enjoy it, before you go back to sleep.

Nurse Bryson: Oh, I don't think so. Jane, I mean, Monica, is fine.

Agent Kowalski: But ...

Nurse Bryson: Oh, I told you she only had a little time to live? I'm happy to say that's not true. She will be out of the hospital in the next 24 hours.

Monica: I'll see you later, Kowalski.

Agent Kowalski: And the money ... ?

Officer Garner: We just had a phone call. We found the money. A police car is on its way now.

Monica: That was me, Kowalski. I called the police. I told them where the money was.

Officer Garner: That's enough now. You're coming with me.

Agent Kowalski: I want my lawyer! Get your hands off of me!

Nurse Bryson: Well, Monica. That was exciting.

Monica: It was, wasn't it?

Nurse Bryson: What are you going to do now?

Monica: Now? I think I'll have a little sleep.


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Submitted by Jockman on Thu, 03/25/2021 - 15:29

Hi everyone! It's not very bad story. You don't need to read this story. You can only listen to it, because it's more atmospheric! That's all. Goodbye cool guys

Submitted by hermione123 on Wed, 01/06/2021 - 23:34

the story is very great, i like the ending :)

Submitted by Nandini on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:05

thank u British Council, you guys are tots amazing

Submitted by Nandini on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 20:03

The "book" was so great that I finished it in a day, I love reading, but in this case, it's actually listening.

Submitted by caldodecana on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:57

I liked the story. I the final was exciting. Thanks, British Council to let us listen to this!

Submitted by Gustavo_Grotkowski on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:56

I liked the serie but the final wasn't too good that I expected

Submitted by anaac_11 on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:55


Submitted by R_hoffmeister on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 20:09


Submitted by Fernandaalinda on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 13:43

good ending!!

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Submitted by alana_markiewicz on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:18

I liked The Survivor, is a story that holds the reader, very mysterious, and I like it! I really liked the ending, because they arrested the criminal.

Submitted by samyborin on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 18:05

I really liked this amazing story, surprise me every moment. I love this ending.

Submitted by Carollbl on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 00:44

I Like this série so much, the ending is so good, I am really surprise with it.

Submitted by eduarda_flach on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 17:27

It's a story that holds you back and always makes you wonder what will happen next. I loved the ending for having arrested the agent.

Submitted by thais_muller on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 14:14

I really liked The Survivor, it´s a good story! I liked so much the ending of the story because happened what needed to happen!!
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Submitted by empty on Mon, 06/24/2019 - 08:46

Yay !!!! the story is finished ! That was the best ending for it . Please put more graded listenings .

Submitted by hermione123 on Sun, 09/05/2021 - 01:18

Agree, please post more graded listening (or is it considered as podcast?) whatever it is, it's so cool!

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Submitted by iamarobot on Mon, 04/22/2019 - 16:44

That was a very good ending :)
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Submitted by ariina on Tue, 01/02/2018 - 13:25

finally find a time to finish it....i loooooooove it,this was a best way for ending and im happy for Monica she finally woke up...please put more stories like this on website...thank you
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