AN ABANDONED COTTAGE, ONE WINDOW
BOARDED UP, BREEZE RIPPLING THROUGH THE
OVERGROWN GARDEN, BIRDSONG - THE IDYLL
SHATTERED BY ANIMALISTIC SOUNDS FROM
INSIDE, A GIRL SCREAMING IN PAIN:
LARGE, SLIGHTLY BLOODY KITCHEN SCISSORS
GLIMPSED THROUGH THE BROKEN WINDOW
ADOLESCENT GIRL (OOV):
(AGONISED) No! No..!
[SLANTING SUNLIGHT BLEACHES OUT THE VIEW]
EP2/SC2. EXT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 07:25
[THE SAME COTTAGE, ALL WINDOWS BOARDED UP
NOW, THE GARDEN WILD, A SIGN:
SOUND OF A MECHANICAL DIGGER WORKING]
EP2/SC3. INT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 07:32
[DIGGER SOUNDS OUTSIDE. CLOSE SOUNDS OF
SLEDGEHAMMER HITTING MASONRY AND: A
COLLAPSE, DUST CLEARING TO REVEAL:
BROKEN, DECAYED BOARDS - A CORNER OF OLD
NEWSPAPER (FOR SCALE) AND THE SMALL BONES
OF A BABY'S FOOT POKING OUT. SOUND OF BOOTS,
A WORKMAN RUNNING OUT]
EP2/SC4. EXT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 08:40
JANE, DAVEY, CLINT
NSE PC'S, CSI
[CREDITS OVER ESTABLISHING SHOTS OF THE
RUGGED LANDSCAPE AROUND:
THE COTTAGE, CORDONED OFF WITH POLICE TAPE,
PC'S EXAMINING THE GARDEN.
JANE APPROACHES (FROM HER CAR) WITH CLINT
AS DAVEY APPROACHES FROM THE COTTAGE]
You found it then? Should have sent a man for you.
(WRY) I didn't need a man, I had Clint.
I heard that. (UNDER BREATH) Sexist.
[A SENSE THE BADINAGE IS A SHIELD AGAINST THE
(RE COTTAGE) Shall we?
No thanks. The adult ones are bad enough.
(NOT RELISHING IT HIMSELF) Very manly.
It's just... human remains! And spiders. And big... boozy, smoochy women.
(SEEING THEM LOOKING) Early Great Aunt trauma.
[THEY SMILE AS CLINT MOVES OFF]
(TO JANE) I need to take the demolition guys names, anyway.
[JANE AND DAVEY SOBER AS HE LEADS HER INSIDE
(AS CSI EMERGE):
EP2/SC5. INT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 08:41
[JANE PICKS HER WAY IN AFTER DAVEY, EYEING:
FADED DECOR, DECAYED FURNITURE - STILL
DAVEY POINTS HER TOWARD THE COLLAPSED
WALL - CAREFUL, JANE PEERS CLOSER, TOUCHED
[DAVEY GLANCES AROUND THE COTTAGE
(RELUCTANT TO LOOK AT THE REMAINS, ITCHING
TO GET OUT AGAIN)]
Wrapped in 1970's newspaper. Elderly couple lived here way back in the
60's, but it's been empty since.
(PREOCCUPIED BY REMAINS) And way off the beaten track.
Condemned due to coastal erosion. Another few years and the sea probably
would have had it. Bury the evidence forever.
[JANE STANDS, SENSING DAVEY'S TENSION]
Looks newborn, or near enough. If the birth happened way out here in the
middle of nowhere, the Mum must have been frightened... confused.
[UNCONVINCED, DAVEY TURNS FOR THE DOOR]
Managed to hide the body, didn't she? That says foul play.
(FOLLOWING) Not necessarily. We don't know the circumstances.
Childbirth is traumatic.
EP2/SC6. EXT. COTTAGE. DAY 1. 08:43
JANE, DAVEY, CLINT
NSE PC'S, HELICOPTER CAMERAMAN & PILOT
THEY EMERGE, PICKING THEIR WAY
Women don't have an easy ride.
[DAVEY IS RELIEVED TO RETURN TO FRESH AIR]
(WRY) Yeah, neither do men, putting up with them.
[FAUX-OFFENDED, JANE WOULD REPLY]
(RE RUBBLE) Watch your step, Calamity.