00:00 RECAP IN
She risked her life to save yours
00:02 CARD IN: Previously
I'm there for you Molls.
Nice kettle mate.
How old are you?
Talk about easy targets.
Bashira's father is clearly in league
with the insurgency.
We're soul sisters.
Am I going to die?
A big explosion.
Where have they taken her Sir?
They're willing to help facilitate the
removal of Bashira from her family and
into a safe house in Kabul.
Things could have all been so
Well, lady luck was smiling on us.
00:29 CUT TO BLACK
00:31 EXT. COMPOUND BASE. AFGHANISTAN. DAY 11. 10:30
February 16th, 2014
We are seeing the world upside down, spinning and bouncing
chaotically. Shouts and screams from all directions. Boots flying
everywhere - dust abounds.
00:36 CARD - BBC LOGO
In this frightening chaos we don't know where we are or what is
occurring. We presume it's war.
As the shot changes we realise we are seeing Molly as the wheelbarrow
in a wheelbarrow race. She's being 'wheeled' by Kinders.
The platoon are holding an inter-section mini Olympics. The
soldiers corporals yell on their soldiers.
It is a relay of 'crazy' events from school days - wheel barrow,
egg and spoon, hula hooping, dressing up and obstacle race. And
is being taken extremely seriously by all concerned. We see Molly
in the middle of an improvised obstacle course being shouted on
by her section and James.
Come on Dawes! You're about to go on
two week holiday. Have some human
decency and put some bloody effort in!
(gasping for breath)
'Human decency'? This is war innit?
It's healthy competition, now dig in.
Molly overtakes the others during the hula hoop section and gets
to the webbing first. She is in the lead now.
Molly gets her leg tangled in some webbing. Smurf steps forward
to help her free it.
Fourteen hours on a flight with the wit
and wisdom of the Smurf. You've won the
lottery of life getting R & R with me,
Do you want me to book us a couple of
tickets to the Mile High Club?
Just as they're freed, Kinders rushes to them, picks Molly up
and carrying her, runs them through the finish line to huge cheers
and hugs from the rest of 2 section.
The boys pick Molly up and give her some Minnie Mouse ears which
she puts on with a huge small. She's handed the 'gold cup' and
they all start cheering 'Under Fives, Under Fives!'
James watches them all celebrate with pride on his face.
01:52 EXT. COMPOUND BASE. AFGHANISTAN. DAY 11. 10:31
Molly walks across the compound with a bowl of Coco Pops. She
sees Kinders, Smurf, Baz Vegas, Mansfield and Dangle Berries in
the showers clearly still in celebratory mood.
As Molly eats it she sees Sohail with his wing man watching her
as they walk past. Sohail stares directly at her and points and
says something to his wing man. Molly can't hear but it doesn't
look like Sohail is saying anything complimentary.
(in Pashto - 10:
There she is, she looks at me as
if I’m the enemy.
(mutters to herself)
What's your problem, face-ache?
She turns and pointedly looks in the other direction as she eats
her cereal. After a moment or two someone behind her dips a spoon
into her bowl.