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Tell Me I Was Dreaming (a video script)

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Tell Me I Was Dreaming
A Video Script
By Tiffany
tmh359@netzero.net

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*** Opening Segment ***
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Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)
Scene: The guys discuss the veracity of Murdock's reports that his shrink was kidnapped.
..........Murdock: It was not a dream. It was real.
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*** When I woke up this morning ***

Setting: Hideout house, bedroom (There Goes the Neighborhood)
Scene: Murdock, with his shoes on his chest, forces his eyes open when the alarm clock sounds.

*** Wiped the sleep from my eyes ***

Setting: Van (Cowboy George)
Scene: Murdock, wrapped in a blanket and half asleep, rubs at his eyes.

*** Found a new day dawning ***

Setting: Hideout house, kitchen (There Goes the Neighborhood)
Scene: Murdock finishes preparing breakfast and starts toward the dining room with multiple plates in his hands.

*** And suddenly I realize ***

Setting: Outside barn (Dishpan Man)
Scene: Murdock, returning from procuring breakfast, realizes something is very wrong.

*** You're gone ***

Setting: On the road (Waiting for Insane Wayne)
Scene: The van drives off into the sunset.
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*** Tell me I was dreaming ***

Setting: Military base, someone's office (Trial by Fire)
Scene: Eyes closed, head tilted up, Murdock gives a speech to his imaginary troopers. He looks almost as if he were praying.

*** That you didn't leave me here to cry ***

Setting: Courtroom, audience seats (Trial by Fire)
Scene: Murdock sits crouched on the bleachers, trying to press himself into a corner.

*** You didn't say you don't love me anymore ***

Setting: Courtroom, defendant's table (Trial by Fire)
Scene: One by one, the guys stand up to plead guilty to Colonel Morrison's murder.

*** And it was just my imagination telling lies ***

Setting: Courtroom, witness stand (Trial by Fire)
Scene: Flashes of monsters, Indians, and old style boat raids as Murdock gives a colorful testimony.

*** Tell me that you didn't say goodbye ***

Setting: Courtroom, defendant's table (Trial by Fire)
Scene: Murdock glances at Hannibal as if to verify he heard the verdict correctly.

Cut to scene: (Judge's kiosk) The judge brings down the gavel.
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*** I'm in a state of confusion ***

Setting: VA, outside grounds (Curtain Call)
Scene: Murdock sits on a bench, in a straight-jacket, telling Decker about "them" being everywhere, including crawling up his leg.

*** I hope things aren't what they seem ***

Setting: Warehouse on docks (Firing Line)
Scene: Hannibal, Face and BA lay in half unzipped body bags.

*** If this is really happening ***

Setting: VA, Richter's office (The Doctor is Out)
Scene: Murdock is one couch, pointing worriedly to sky. Richter nods, assuring him the helicopter he hears is real.

*** Just let me go back to dream ***

Setting: Van (Cowboy George)
Scene: Murdock, wrapped in blanket, talking with his eyes closed.

*** You're home ***

Setting: Hideout house, dining room (There Goes the Neighborhood)
Scene: The guys are seated around the table with various sections of the paper. Murdock, being very domestic, hands them their breakfast.
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*** Tell me I was dreaming ***

Setting: VA, Murdock's room (Firing Line)
Scene: Murdock's bed is covered with papers, all with headlines proclaiming "A-Team to be Executed"

*** That you didn't leave me here to cry ***

Setting: Island, inside prison compound (Firing Line)
Scene: Murdock is on his knees, hanging on to Frankie (disguised as a Father), crying for forgiveness.

*** You didn't say you don't love me anymore ***

Setting: Island, prison courtyard (Firing Line)
Scene: BA runs from Murdock and the helicopter.

*** And it was just my imagination telling lies ***

Setting: Cab depot (Taxicab War)
Scene: Murdock shakes his head vigorously at something Socky said.

*** Tell me that you didn't say goodbye ***

Setting: Mainland docks (Firing Line)
Scene: Occupied body bags are being wheeled on stretchers.
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*** Musical Interlude ***
*** (about the length of two lines) ***

Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)
Scene: BA doesn't quite believe Murdock's shrink was kidnapped.
..........BA: More nightmares. You've got all the demons in the book chasing after you in your sleep.
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*** Tell me I was dreaming ***

Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)
Scene: Murdock joins the other three outside as they talk about his unusual arrival and if his shrink's kidnapping was real.

*** That you didn't leave me here to cry ***

Setting: Warehouse (The Beast in the Belly of a Boeing)
Scene: Murdock, surrounded by guys, mimes wiping a tear from his eye.

*** You didn't say you don't love me anymore ***

Setting: Hotel room (Cowboy George)
Scene: Murdock stands, talking with guys, his fingers on temples (trying to shush the internal noise). It looks as if he's plugging his ears.

*** And it was just my imagination telling lies ***

Setting: Railroad tracks (When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?)
Scene: Murdock discusses the trains coming with his horse, eliciting BA's ire.

*** Tell me that you didn't say goodbye ***

Setting: Langley, mansion (Firing Line)
Scene: The Team, and Frankie, enthusiastically greet Murdock.
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*** Tell me you didn't say goodbye ***

Setting: On the road (Firing Line)
Scene: The Team has just elicited a confession from the baddie.
..........Baddie: I thought you guys were dead.
..........Hannibal: Well, we're back!
..........Murdock has a wonderfully relieved look.
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END