Good Blood Bad Blood

Synopsis: Logline: Raped, beaten, and left for dead, a strange young woman’s disappearance from her hospital room begins a journey into myth and murder. alternate: A vampire’s bite destroys the AIDS virus. Synopsis: Good Blood, Bad Blood: Paul Thorsson is young, a few years out of internship, his idealism and enthusiasm waning under the stark reality of the ER. A severely beaten young woman, Isabel, is brought into the ER, barely alive. In the course of treating her he sees almost no change in her near-death condition for five days. When he comes to see her on the morning of the sixth day, she is miraculously improved. During his examination he discovers two tiny puncture wounds on the side of her neck which he is sure weren’t there before. The next day she is gone, checked out by her family doctor, Doctor Chavez, from Mexico City. While trying to determine how this was allowed to happen, he is buttonholed by David Banner, the hospital’s medical examiner, who insists they must talk in pri
Asking price: $1,000 - $10,000
Genre: Mystery
25 Views

FADE IN:

EXT. A CROWDED MARKET PLACE IN A SMALL, SLEEPY MEXICAN VILLAGE -- AFTERNOON

ISABEL CARON, a pretty young Latina, wanders erratically through the crowd. She stops at several booths, examines their wares and moves on. Shy and self-conscious, she seems slightly uncomfortable and out of place. Several times she looks up to notice a tall, unsavory stranger apparently following her through the marketplace. She stops at another stall and buys a scarf. When she looks over her shoulder the stranger is no longer behind her. She turns to leave and he is standing right next to her.

JULIO:

(squeezes her chin between his thumb and fingers and looks her up and down)

The senorita she is very pretty, si?

ISABEL slaps his hand away and tries to step around him.

ISABEL:

Cabron!

JULIO:

And spirited, too.

Another stranger steps up from behind her, grabs her upper arm powerfully, and jabs a hypodermic into her biceps. At the sting of the needle she turns toward him and slumps into their arms.

CUT TO:

FULL SHOT GALVESTON -- NIGHT

A police car races across the town and arrives at Holy Cross hospital.

CUT TO:

INT. HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL. THE EMERGENCY ROOM -- CONTINUOUS

PAUL THORSSON, doctor on call, and ROSALIE BAXTER, head emergency nurse, have just finished attending a patient. PAUL is young, a few years out of internship, his idealism and enthusiasm waning under the stark reality of the ER. He straightens and stretches his back with a groan. He looks at the patient and then shakes his head resignedly. ROSALIE, a short, stout woman in her mid-forties, has been an ER nurse for twenty years. She has seen many young doctors crushed under its mill wheel and has developed a special affection for Paul, whom she considers almost a son. Slowly, she

pulls the sheet up over the patient's face.

PAUL:

(softly, to himself)

Damn.

ROSALIE places a consoling hand on his biceps. He looks up into her eyes for a moment then goes to wash up. After a moment she joins him at the sink.

ROSALIE:

You can't save them all, Paul.

PAUL:

(slowly looks up into her eyes through the mirror, but is speaking to himself)

I never expected to save them all.

(turns to meet her gaze, continues, speaking to her now)

But so many lost.

ROSALIE:

(softly)

It's late, Paul. Get some sleep. I'll finish up here.

HE looks around the room with all its equipment.

PAUL:

All this technology..., we should be able to --

ROSALIE:

Half the patients that come in here are dead or dying when they get here. That you save any at all is a testament to that technology. That you save so many is a testament to you.

ROSALIE takes his arm and urges him toward his office.

ROSALIE:

Now go to bed. You're exhausted.

PAUL:

The paper work --

ROSALIE:

I'll fill out the general stuff. You can fill in the specifics and sign it in the morning.

PAUL:

I don't --

ROSALIE:

Go. That's an order.

PAUL:

(smiles weakly)

Okay. You sure you're all right with this.

ROSALIE:

Of course. Now get along.

As he retires to his sleeping office off the emergency room, ROSALIE goes to a drawer along the wall, removes a form, and starts filling it out. She stops. She looks up toward his door, her concern and affection obvious. Resignedly, she turns back to the form on her desk.

CUT TO:

INT. A SMALL BOAT AT SEA. -- NIGHT

ISABEL regains consciousness in a grubby, little cabin. A dull light outside the porthole dimly illuminates the room. She is alone. She can hear the throb of the boat's diesel and feel the constant rocking of the boat. As she tries to sit up she discovers her wrists and ankles secured to the corners of the filthy cot. Although she is conscious she is dazed and only semi-aware of her surroundings. JULIO, the tall stranger who had first confronted her in the marketplace, enters the cabin and begins unbuckling his pants. Isabel first realizes his presence when he mounts her. She struggles to push him off of her.

Script For Sale » (0.00 / 0 votes)
Contact Author

Robin Roberts

I spent too many years studying Physics, Math, English, and Psych. As a boy I was torn between two passions: science and literature. I have worked as a technical writer for a NASA contractor, had a play produced in Portland in the 80’s, and been involved in two community college tutorial programs, writing the tutor handbook for one of them. I taught MGM’s (mentally gifted minors) in the 70’s and in the 90’s poetry and science to seventh and eighth graders at the small elementary school nearby. Over the course of those years, I have written several reams of poetry and more than a dozen novels (nine-published). And, of course, I write every day because… above all, I am a storyman. I have lived on a sailboat and in France and currently live on a mountaintop in Eastern Oregon and spends his days writing, working the ranch, and walking in the forest. 

Discuss this Good Blood Bad Blood script with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Good Blood Bad Blood" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 May 2021. <https://www.scripts.com/script-for-sale/good_blood_bad_blood_143>.

    Writers, wanna sell your screenplay?

    List your script on our marketplace and find a buyer!

    Producers / Industry professionals?

    Don't miss out on the next big hit! Sign up to get updates on newly available scripts for sale.


    The Marketplace:

    Sell your Script !

    Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


    Browse Scripts.com

    The Studio:

    ScreenWriting Tool

    Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.