The Missing script
The Missing  Season #2 Episode #1 (2014)
Synopsis: The Missing is a British television drama series first broadcast on BBC One in the UK on 28 October 2014 and in the US on Starz on 15 November 2014. It is a co-production between BBC and Starz.The eight-part series about the search for a missing boy in France, was written by brothers Harry and Jack Williams, and was directed by Tom Shankland. It stars Tchéky Karyo as Julien Baptiste, the French detective who leads the case with James Nesbitt and Frances O'Connor as Oliver's parents. The second eight-part series, featuring a new case set in Germany, was broadcast on BBC One from 12 October 2016. Tchéky Karyo returns as Julien Baptiste, with David Morrissey and Keeley Hawes as Alice's parents.

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THE MISSING II EP 1 FINAL SHOOTING SCRIPT 20/07/16 3.

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SAM:

Trooper, raise your right hand.

The TROOPER, shivering, raises his right hand.

SAM (CONT’D)

Do you pledge to do what yoursuperior officer asks you to doeven when he’s talking out of hisarse? Do you pledge to keep your

feelings to yourself and not tocomplain? Do you pledge not to letrip when you’ve got the top bunk?

TROOPER:

YES, SIR!

SAM:

Then welcome to the 14th, the best

Brigade in the British Army. Thefood’s crap and you have to live inGermany but look on the plus side -

now and then you get posted to anactive warzone.

He sellotapes the badge to the trooper’s left upper arm and

the other squaddies cheer and applaud. Sam smiles and claps

the man on his shoulder. The trooper stands there shiveringand Sam takes pity.

SAM (CONT’D)

You can put your clothes on now.

Off-screen we hear a shout. A woman’s voice

GEMMA (O.C.)

Sam! SAM!

Sam frowns and turns to see his wife GEMMA running towardshim. An intelligent, if a little highly strung, woman in her30’s with a natural warmth about her. Sam moves away from

the group, concerned.

SAM:

Gem, what’re you doing, are you

okay?

GEMMA:

Alice. It’s Alice. She’s not...

SAM:

What? What about Alice?

Gemma’s breathing hard - the shock, the speed with which sheran here... and the horror of what she has to say.

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GEMMA:

She didn’t come back to school this

afternoon. None of her friends know

where she’s gone. No-one... I mean,

where did she go, no-one’s seen

her...

SAM:

She’s cut class before...

GEMMA:

Not this long. I drove into town,

she wasn’t at any of the shops, she

wasn’t in the park...

SAM:

Let’s go home. We’ll wait for her

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Jack Williams

Jack Williams was born on April 15, 1921 in Butte, Montana, USA. He is known for his work on Wild Wild West (1999), Innerspace (1987) and Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985). He was married to Clare. He died on April 10, 2007 in Sylmar, California, USA. more…

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