Screen 1

ONE:
The JUDGE is thoroughly agitated, now. PAYNE is watching DRAKE, curious.

DRAKE and DRUM both have their attention on the Judge.

1. D’ARRABAS: What do you—he had a key but you didn’t take it?
2. D’ARRABAS: Where is it? What happened to it?

TWO:
DRAKE considering, maybe squinting a bit. Thinking on this.

3. DRAKE: You sent Drum and myself to apprehend a fugitive by the name of
Elmer Johns.
4. DRAKE: A man wanted for theft, brawling, cheating at cards, and taking
affection from another man’s wife.
5. DRAKE: No mention was made of a key that should cost a man his life.

THREE:
Almost stet, DRAKE a little more steely, here.

6. DRAKE: There something I should know about this key you’re talking
about?

Screen 2

ONE:
Beat. PAYNE, the JUDGE, DRAKE, and DRUM. The JUDGE is looking to PAYNE. PAYNE is watching DRAKE. DRAKE and DRUM waiting.

NO COPY.

TWO:
Angle on PAYNE, removing a cigarillo from within his coat, preparing it. He’s calm, even mildly amused, his attention on the item in his hand.

1. PAYNE: Idle speculation, Marshal. I assure you.
2. PAYNE: And nothing you should concern yourselves with.

Screen 3
ONE:
New angle, maybe between Drake and Drum?

The JUDGE is looking at PAYNE, silently at a loss. PAYNE is glancing to the JUDGE while still, ostensibly, focused on preparing his smoke.

1. PAYNE: Modeste, these men have had a hard journey.
2. PAYNE: Surely you needn’t detain them here further?

3. D’ARRABAS: No…

TWO:
On the JUDGE, oddly defeated, as he speaks to DRAKE.

4. D’ARRABAS: …of course not.
5. D’ARRABAS: You may go, Marshal.

THREE:
Angle, past PAYNE, as DRAKE and DRUM head out the door.

NO COPY.