Episode 4: Run (B2)

Buddy normally helps Agent Sanders but today he is agitated and unpredictable. What is he going to do? This is the fourth episode of The Survivor.

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Previously on The Survivor ...

Ambulance driver: There's someone here! Oh my gosh! We've got a survivor here! 

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Nurse Bryson: She's in a coma, but her brain doesn't show any sign of damage and her body is healing.

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Officer Garner: A couple of months ago a bank truck carrying over two million dollars was robbed on the side of the highway. It was a professional job by an organised gang. The criminals were never caught, and the money disappeared.

Nurse Bryson: But what does that have to do with Jane?

Officer Garner: The last place the truck was seen was near that airport.

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Agent Kowalski: I know your real name, Agent Sanders. Wake up soon.

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One hour before the plane crash ...

Agent Sanders: Buddy. Good, you're here. Thanks for meeting me. Can I get you something to drink?

Buddy: I don't want anything to drink. I shouldn't even be here.

Agent Sanders: Hey. Calm down, Buddy. Stop worrying. Everything is going to be OK.

Buddy: They know. They know about you. They know I've been talking to you.

Agent Sanders: Wait. Hold up. Who knows?

Buddy: The other guys from the bank job. The robbery. They know about you. They know I've been talking to you. I've gotta get out of here.

Agent Sanders: That's ridiculous. Nobody knows about this. You've been careful, right? Nobody's followed you. You did everything I told you, didn't you?

Buddy: Yes, yes. I only use public payphones. I never met you at the same place twice. I make sure that nobody has followed me. But this is different. They have someone on the inside. At the FBI. Working in your department. A corrupt agent. He told them about you and me. I can't believe this. I'm dead. I'm so dead.

Agent Sanders: Relax. Take a breather. Just listen ...

Buddy: No, you listen. I've got the money. Here, in a bag. I'm not sticking around to see what happens. I'm leaving tonight.

Agent Sanders: You took the money? What do you mean you took the money? How?

Buddy: I was there, for the robbery. And I saw where they kept the money and I took it. Anyway, I'm getting out of here tonight. It's over.

Agent Sanders: I can help you. Let me help you. I can bring you in.

Buddy: Are you trying to tell me you can protect me? No, no, no. You don't understand. These guys 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 think that will keep me safer than your ... protection.

Agent Sanders: Wait ...

Buddy: I just came here to say goodbye because I like you, OK? But if they knew I was talking to a cop, they'd kill me. And if they knew I was talking to a cop AND I stole their money ... No way. I'm getting out of here. See you later, Sanders.

Agent Sanders: Wait! Wait!

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Agent Kowalski: Hello, Agent Sanders ... I know you can hear me ... Don't worry. I thought we could have a little chat. 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 it was either you or that scumbag Buddy who took the money ... Because guess what? There wasn't any money on the plane. That means someone hid it somewhere before the plane took off ... I need to find the money. I'm in trouble with some dangerous people, Sanders. The people that robbed that bank. 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 ... let me just 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 ... Fine. Maybe I'll have better luck if I talk to your little brother ... You think I don't know about your little brother? The only family you have left? Oh, we know about him. Poor kid, his sister an FBI agent who he hardly ever sees, both parents dead, living on his own in New York City ... Maybe I'll pay him a visit and talk to him. Maybe he's ... stronger than you are ... 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 checking in on the patient here.

Nurse Bryson: It's 10 p.m. There are no visitors allowed now.

Agent Kowalski: Of course ... Of course. I'll come back later then. Sorry, I didn't realise the time.

Nurse Bryson: Shall I ask security to show you out?

Agent Kowalski: No, that won't be necessary. I can find my own way out. Thank you, nurse. And, well, goodbye for now ... Jane.

Discussion

Did you like this episode? What do you think is going to happen?

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Submitted by Kostantinus on Wed, 03/10/2021 - 07:05

I like this apisode a lot. I hope, agent Sanders will wake up and find the money. Agent Kowalski talked to agent Sanders in a very bad manner so I think, he is a criminal. He will be punished for sure. And I am very interested where the money is. The very intriguing thing is that plane crush. I am wondering what happened on that day and who caused that horrible accident. Let's figure it out!
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