INT. LANDING - POWELL’S HOUSE - SURREY - NIGHT 3
POWELL, in her pyjamas, exits her bedroom, crosses the
landing and stops at the bedroom from where the monotonous
bass is emanating.
She stands for a moment, wondering whether to enter the room.
She decides against it.
EXT. ALIA’S COMPOUND - EASTLEIGH - DAWN 4
ALIA swings her hips as the hoop whizzes around her body.
INT. KITCHEN - POWELL’S HOUSE - SURREY - NIGHT 5
POWELL, still in her pyjamas but now also in slippers and a
dressing gown, enters the kitchen.
A Labrador dog, Jesse, gets up out of a basket.
POWELL pats the dog’s head, goes to the kitchen tap and
drinks some water. A routine.
EXT. GARDEN - POWELL’S HOUSE - SURREY - NIGHT 6
POWELL, with Jesse following, exits the house. She walks
across the garden to an office ‘shed’ and unlocks a bolted
door. She goes inside.
EXT. ALIA’S COMPOUND - EASTLEIGH - DAWN 7
ALIA, laughing, swings her hips. The hoop whizzes around her.
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8 INT. POWELL’S GARDEN OFFICE - SURREY - NIGHT 8
POWELL withdraws a secure dongle from a pocket in her gown
and plugs it into a USB port in a computer on a desk.
Jesse knows the routine: he has a basket in here too and he
lies down in it.
The office is full of military books, files, mementoes and
her entire military career is in this room - and
we immediately understand that this is where she lives out
her life. The house is just where she sleeps.
While her computer boots up, POWELL glances at a large pin
board on a wall beside her desk:
It is covered in hand-written notes and SURVEILLANCE
PHOTOGRAPHS taken in various foreign locations of WANTED
HVI’s - High Value Individuals.
The faces are mostly Somali, but we also notice a young
British Muslim student named RASHEED HAMUD, and a young
American named MUHAMMAD ABDISALAAM. (Note: It does not matter
whether we know their nationality at this point, but their
dress is clearly western.)