King and Maxwell script
King and Maxwell  Episode #Pilot (2013)
Synopsis: King & Maxwell is an American drama television series that debuted on June 10, 2013, and aired on TNT. The series featured Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as Washington, D.C.–based former Secret Service agents solving crimes as private detectives. NCIS: Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan created the show based on David Baldacci's novels. The series was canceled on September 20, 2013.

FADE IN:

EXT. DOWNTOWN STREET WASHINGTON DC - DAY

Early morning. The Capitol Building framed at the end of adowntown street. And we're moving, gathering speed, lookingbehind our direction of travel, so that what we see is onlyrevealed once we've passed...

A loud SMASH! as we pass through an intersection and theaftermath of an auto crash, dazed drivers getting out oftheir cars... And we're still gathering speed...

More carnage on both sides of the street, parked cars sideswiped,

signposts, trashcans and a mailbox crushed... Waterrocketing skyward from a shattered fire hydrant...

And now we're passing a speeding sedan, skillfully driven bya woman who we’ll come to know as MICHELLE MAXWELL, 30s.

Leaving the sedan behind as we draw up alongside the vehicleshe is pursuing... An empty Greyhound Bus, the driver amiddle-aged man named EDDIE FINCH, who’s wearing a furryanimal costume.

A moment more to establish the chase, then the bus swerves,

Finch over-corrects and the Greyhound flips onto its side andslides down the road, showering sparks and shedding sheetmetal before grinding to a stop, blocking the street.

Finch scrambles out as the sedan brakes violently behind thebus. Michelle leaps out, gives chase, giving us our firstgood look at her. Tall. Athletic. Dangerously beautiful.

EXT. GOVERNMENT BUILDING - DAY

Finch runs up a flight of steps to a Government building.

The sign on the door reads: Senator J. Patrick Brady. He

rattles the door. Closed. He spins back to face Michelle,

pulls a handgun. Michelle stops in her tracks, eyes himsteadily.

MICHELLE:

You shoot better than you drive,

Eddie?

FINCH:

Don’t come any closer!

He tightens his grip on the gun, clearly nervous. A beat,

then a cell-phone rings. Finch’s cellphone.

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MICHELLE:

You going to answer that?

Finch, flustered, pulls out his cell-phone.

FINCH:

Yeah?

MAN’S VOICE

(phone filter)

Put the gun down.

FINCH:

(looks around nervously)

Who says?

MAN’S VOICE

The guy behind the laser sight.

FINCH:

What laser?

MAN’S VOICE

The one on your furry little chest.

Finch glances down, sees a RED LASER DOT centered on hischest. He sucks in a breath. Slowly puts the gun down.

MAN’S VOICE (CONT’D)

Now tell the nice lady she owes me tenbucks.

FINCH:

He says you owe him ten dollars.

Michelle sighs, moves forward, kicks Finch’s gun clear asSEAN KING, 30s, steps from the shadows at the top of thesteps. Tall, handsome and armed with a disarming smile, acell phone and a combo PEN-LASER-POINTER. Finch realizes

he's been duped.

SEAN:

Didn’t I tell you this is where he’dend up?

MICHELLE:

You were so confident, why didn’t youmake it a hundred?

SEAN:

Because you don’t have a hundred.

MICHELLE:

He could have gone anywhere.

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SEAN:

Yet here we are. And here’s Eddie,

trying to reach the senator toblackmail him because he knows the

game’s up.

(beat)

How many cars did he hit?

MICHELLE:

A couple.

SEAN:

Sounded more like a coupla dozen.

Michelle deftly spins Finch around, zip tie his wrists.

FINCH:

I’d like to see you do better wearinga suit like this, smart-ass.

SEAN:

Tail’s kinda flat for a rabbit.

FINCH:

Beaver.

(off Sean’s look)

These look like floppy ears to you?

At the same time, Michelle pulls an envelope from Finch’sBeaver suit, opens it, reacts. Several photos. She holds themup for Sean. We glimpse Finch in his Beaver suit in acompromising position with a WOMAN.

MICHELLE:

Nothing floppy here, Eddie. Senator’swife really liked the whole fur thing,

huh?

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Shane Brennan

Shane Brennan is an Australian-born U.S.-based television writer and producer, best known as the executive producer of the American CBS drama NCIS, as well as the creator of the NCIS spin-off series, NCIS: Los Angeles. more…

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