6 EXT. COTTAGE, FIELDS. WESTERN ISLES - DAY 1 (08:37) 6
Near the cottage, sheep swarm and scatter, frightened as
NORRIE works CARRICK the sheep dog to herd them up a metal
ramp into a transportation van. It is a loud, noisy and
CLAIRE mans the sheep as they clatter up the ramp.
Woah there..! Give them a chance!
She waves to slow him down, feeling that he’s pressuring
them too much. NORRIE gives her something of a hangman's
grin as he closes up the transporter. The sheep have no
chance. They are being taken for slaughter.
FROM DARKNESS EPISODE ONE
BEAT. The last sheep in, he shuts the rear of the van and
heads towards the driver's seat.
CLAIRE shakes her head. NORRIE half smiles and climbs in,
slightly gruffly shouting at CARRICK to stay. CLAIRE heads
up to the driver's window and watches NORRIE prepping to
You know, I'm tougher than you
NORRIE looks at her, leans out the window and kisses her,
then starts the engine. CLAIRE steps back, smiling but as he
heads off she looks to the van: the captive animals' noses
and eyes peering through the air vents as they are driven off
to slaughter. CLAIRE turns and looks to the now empty
all life gone, the silence suddenly
deafening. She turns and sees CARRICK pining at the open
gate. She whistles to him, and as he trots up to her, rests
her hand on the old dog’s head.
7 EXT. RED-LIGHT DISTRICT, BUILDING SITE - DAY 1 (18:05) 7
The crash of the waves becomes the roar of the engine and
screech of metal as a bulldozer digs out the foundations for
a new building. Claggy, gritty earth pours out from a bucket,
before the blades plunge down into the ground again.