1 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - MORNING INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - MORNING 1
CAROL PETERSEN (70s) wakes up to her alarm, the clock digits
00 sharp. A golden retriever DOG is at the foot of
her bed. He lifts his head as she responds to the alarm.
Carol sits up in bed and the dog follows her movements,
turning his head, both of them moving slowly. She pets the
Hey, Hazel. You sleep any better
1A INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - SIDE DOOR ENTRY - MORNING 1A
Carol removes Hazel’s leash from a coat hook and attaches it
to Hazel’s collar before going out the door.
2 EXT. WALKING PATH - DAY 2
Carol, looking groggy but dressed in sharp-looking jogging
clothes, walks the dog through her neighborhood. The dog is
hesitant and Carol needs to cajole the dog into motion with
Carol’s neighbor MIKE (late 70s/early 80s) approaches,
walking his dog, and stops. The two dogs nuzzle each other
in a familiar way.
Don’t know. I don’t like the looks
of him this morning. He’s been
having some rough nights. Walking
He doesn’t complain. He acts like
nothing’s going on.
He sure looks chipper right now.
He’s chatting with his buddy.
(pausing to look at Carol)
You’re his buddy, Carol.
3 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - DAY 3
We see the inside of Carol’s home, which is extremely clean
and tidy. We see some photographs in her living room: Carol
and a handsome MAN, at a table, smiling. Carol and the same
man on a boat. And a young, beaming Carol in a black and
white photo, circa 1960s, singing in a folk duo.
4 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - DINING AREA - MORNING 4
Carol sits at a table drinking coffee. She has a New York
Times in her hands. Hazel is in the room with her, standing
facing the wall, wagging his tail while he eats his
5 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - KITCHEN - MORNING 5
Carol takes some pills and vitamins with water.
6 SCENE OMITTED 6
7 EXT. CAROL’S HOUSE - POOL - DAY 7
Carol waters some of her plants. Hazel sleeps poolside.
8 SCENE OMITTED 8
9 EXT. CAROL’S HOUSE - POOL - DAY 9
Carol eats a sandwich by her pool. She gives Hazel a piece
10 EXT. RETIREMENT COMMUNITY GOLF COURSE - DAY 10
Carol hits a ball with a club while her friend SALLY (65)
Nice shot, Carol.
10A INT. SALLY’S HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - DAY 10A
Carol plays bridge as has a laugh with a GROUP OF FRIENDS.
11 SCENE OMITTED 11
12 SCENE OMITTED 12
13 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - NIGHT 13
Carol sits on the bed and watches TV with a glass of wine.
Hazel lies next to her in bed.
14 SCENE OMITTED 14
15 SCENE OMITTED 15
16 INT. CAROL’S HOUSE - BEDROOM - DAWN 16
Carol wakes up before the alarm goes off, as if she’s heard
something. The clock says 5:20. Hazel is not in bed with
her. Carol gets out of bed and goes looking for the dog,
calling for him. We stay on the empty bed.
Carol sighs as she finds the dog.
CAROL (O.S.) (CONT’D)
Hey, Hazel. You not feeling so
17 INT. ANIMAL HOSPITAL - EXAM ROOM - DAY 17
Carol sits in a chair beside her dog in a euthanasia room.
Carol’s eyes are red-rimmed, exhausted. She leans over Hazel
and embraces him, stroking his fur. She takes his paw, which
is wrapped in medical tape and fitted with an IV catheter.
I guess this is goodbye, boy, but
the hell if I know what to say.
CLOSE UP on the dog’s face. The dog pants and his eyes are