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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 a survivor here! There's a survivor here!
Radio: People on the scene say they saw the plane take off and then crash into a field. We know that two people are dead, and one person is in the hospital, in critical condition.
Nurse Bryson: My name is Jenny Bryson. I’m your nurse … You’re very lucky, you know. Not everybody can survive a plane crash. And here you are. You’re the only survivor, in fact.
Two months before the plane crash ...
Agent Sanders: Welcome to the Bank Robbery Department of the bureau, Agent Kowalski. I’m Agent Sanders. You’re with me.
Agent Kowalski: Yes, thanks. It’s not my first day, you know.
Agent Sanders: I know. I read your file. You were in another department for five years before this. You worked mostly in an office. This is your big promotion. You are going to be in the field now.
Agent Kowalski: Yes, Agent Sanders. I’m happy to be here. Who am I working with?
Agent Sanders: You’re working with me. I’m your partner and, for the moment, your boss. Are you OK with that?
Agent Kowalski: Yes. Yes. Of course, I just didn’t think ...
Agent Sanders: You didn’t think what?
Agent Kowalski: Nothing. So, what’s our job?
Agent Sanders: Well, as I said, this is the Bank Robbery Department of the bureau.
Agent Kowalski: Yes?
Agent Sanders: So we are going to catch some bank robbers.
Nurse Bryson: Good morning, Jane! And how are you this morning? … You have a visitor, Jane. Agent Kowalski, from the FBI. He said he had to see you. Now, I know you’re tired, Jane, so he will only be here a little while, OK? … Agent Kowalski, this is my patient. She's still asleep, OK? She can’t talk to you.
Agent Kowalski: Thank you very much, ma'am. I'm afraid I have to see her, though. I won't be long.
Nurse Bryson: Just don't you upset my Jane.
Agent Kowalski: Jane?
Nurse Bryson: Yes, Jane Doe. It's the name we gave her … We don't know her real name.
Agent Kowalski: Ah. OK. How is she?
Nurse Bryson: Well, you should ask the doctor. She is very lucky to be alive. She's in a coma, but we hope she will come out of it.
Agent Kowalski: Can she hear us?
Nurse Bryson: We don't know. They say that some people like this can hear everything. Other people ... can't hear anything. We don't know.
Agent Kowalski: Did she have anything with her? Where are her personal things?
Nurse Bryson: She only had some clothes on when she got here. No identification, or purse. No phone.
Agent Kowalski: I'm going to have to take her fingerprints, OK?
Nurse Bryson: Well ... is that necessary?
Agent Kowalski: Yes, I'm afraid so.
Nurse Bryson: So ... was she on the plane?
Agent Kowalski: We found her very near the place where the plane crashed, yes.
Nurse Bryson: But was she a passenger? The doctor told me there were only two people on the plane. They were both men. They are both dead.
Agent Kowalski: I'm not really allowed to talk about the investigation. There. That should be enough. Thank you, Nurse ...
Nurse Bryson: Bryson. Nurse Bryson.
Agent Kowalski: Well, Nurse Bryson, that will be all for today. If she wakes up, will you please call me?
Nurse Bryson: Of course.
Agent Kowalski: Actually, could you please go outside and give my colleague your details? Name, phone number, just for the record.
Nurse Bryson: OK ...
Agent Kowalski: Just go outside for a moment and see my colleague. His name's Scott. He's just outside.
Nurse Bryson: I can't really leave the patient here alone ...
Agent Kowalski: She won't be alone. I'll be here. I just need to make a couple of notes.
Nurse Bryson: OK, then ...
Agent Kowalski: 'Jane Doe', huh? ... Now. Jane Doe … You can hear me, can't you? ... I know your real name, Agent Sanders ... I'll see you around, Jane. Wake up soon.
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