The Bionic Woman script
The Bionic Woman  Episode #Pilot (2006)
Synopsis: The Bionic Woman is an American television series starring Lindsay Wagner that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin-off from The Six Million Dollar Man. Wagner stars as tennis pro Jaime Sommers who is nearly killed in a skydiving accident.

On October 9, 2006, NBC Universal announced that it was bringing the project back, with new producers and a reworking of the concept. The project's one-hour pilot was given an official greenlight by NBC on January 3, 2007.

ACT ONE:

BLACKNESS.

Darkness, impenetrable. For a moment we hear nothing but

BREATHING, harsh, labored -- someone in PAIN, fighting for

every gasping breath. For life.

WOMAN'S VOICE (O.S.)

(curious, pleasant)

Who are you?

The sound of WHIPPING WIND rises to blend with the harsh

BREATHING, as we -

FADE UP ON:

EXT. ROOFTOP -- DAY

TIGHT ON A WOMAN'S FACE -- bloody, bruised, lip cut and

bleeding, breath RASPING painfully.

She's twenty-four, beautiful, and currently getting the shit

beaten out of her.

This is JAIME SOMMERS.

WIDEN to see we're on a ROOFTOP, WIND gusting and eddying

through a forest of CITY BUILDINGS.

A WOMAN (we heard her VOICE over black) stands over Jaime,

back to us -- she continues TALKING in the same calm,

CONVERSATIONAL tone.

WOMAN:

Or maybe I should be asking... what

are you?

-- and she KICKS Jaime in the stomach, almost casually.

Jaime CURLS in on herself, biting off the urge to SCREAM.

She rolls painfully onto her hands and knees, wind whipping

her hair across her face -- then LOOKS UP, eyes fixing on

the Woman, not in pain or fear, but DEFIANCE.

JAIME:

(gasping for breath)

Shouldn't I -- be asking --you?

REVERSE ON THE WOMAN, giving us our first good look at her:

strikingly beautiful, sleekly muscled, maybe 30 -

-- and with brutal, indifferent strength, she GRABS Jaime by

the hair and JERKS her to her feet.

Later we'll know her name: SARAH.

2.

She STARES Jaime in the eye, inches apart, an edge of WEIRD

INTIMACY between these two people who are obviously STRANGERS.

SARAH:

(like a dare)

So ask.

Jaime STARES right back at her, bruised and beaten, like

someone taking a CHALLENGE -

JAIME:

Who the hell are you?

Sarah's answer is a GHOST OF A SMILE -- and she raises her

arm to BACKHAND Jaime. Her bladed hand comes WHISTLING down -and

the INSTANT before impact, we -

SMASH CUT TO:

EXT. SAN FRANCISCO STREET ALONG THE BAY -- DAWN

The sun is barely rising over SAN FRANCISCO -- hilly streets,

Victorian houses butting up against sweeping modern buildings,

quaint and cosmopolitan at once.

SUPERIMPOSE:
TWO WEEKS EARLIER

Follow a FIGURE JOGGING on a road overlooking the water, a

SILHOUETTE against the brightening sun-streaked sky -- it's

JAIME, running alone along the water in JOGGING SWEATS. She

SPRINTS through the streets, turns INLAND, heading home.

EXT. APARTMENT BUILDING -- TENDERLOIN -- MORNING

Jaime picks up the speed, RACING the last few yards through

the dingy neighborhood, reaching a CRUMBLING EDWARDIAN

BUILDING, once an elegant hotel, now LOW RENT APARTMENTS.

INT. JAIME'S APARTMENT -- DAY

A wreck of an apartment, a tiny two-bedroom. A dirty window

shows a view of a BRICK WALL. Dishes are piled in the sink,

clothes strewn over the furniture.

A TEENAGE GIRL, BECCA, sleeps soundly on the couch in what

looks like yesterday's clothes. She'd be pretty if she

weren't so relentlessly determined not to be. Everything in

her wardrobe is shades of BLACK, including her dyed hair.

JAIME comes hurrying in, hastily stripping off her running

clothes as she heads for the shower, grabbing up DIRTY CLOTHES

as she goes -

JAIME:

You're going to be late.

3.

Becca rolls over grouchily, burrowing under the blanket.

BECCA:

I'll catch a ride with Jason.

JAIME:

(unimpressed)

You'll catch a disease from Jason,

more likely. You are not getting in

a car with that kid.

Jaime STRIPS the blanket off Becca as she passes.

JAIME (CONT'D)

Breakfast after I shower, then we're

leaving in ten.

Becca slithers off the couch, looks after Jaime resentfully.

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Laeta Kalogridis

Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis is an American screenwriter and an executive producer. She has written scripts for Alexander, Night Watch, Pathfinder and Shutter Island. more…

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