SCENE 7: THE PLAN - HARP HILL
Penny and Anjali sat in icy
silence in the library.
You know if they don't show up tomorrow, that
will mean automatic elimination and worse a
letter home from the Principal.
Worse things have happened, Anjali.
They really are trying, Penny.
They can't even be arsed to turn up to their
own rehearsal. We've waited for over an hour,
that's long enough. See you tomorrow.
Penny goes to leave when Pat and
Kevin enter, high from the
Speak of the Devil's and they shall
Where are you going Penny?
Where am I going?
You know, it's one thing being nervous about
the presentation Kevin, I get that. But to then
leave me and Anjali sat here for an hour
waiting for you two to turn up to a rehearsal
that you organised.
/Just, don't be that person Kevin. See you
(Calling to Penny, off.)
Penny! We could rehearse now?
I think that ship might have sailed.
But we're here! We're here!
I'm sorry Anjali, we won't let you down
tomorrow, I promise.
I hope not. See you tomorrow, get some rest,
you look frazzled.
She exits. Silence until...
So, what do we need for the expedition?
We had better find something over there Pat and
please god we don't get caught.
We agreed. Camp out overnight by the fence in
the exact spot that you saw the entity. It's
just a matter of waiting.
I don't know, maybe this is all/
/Don't lose faith in me now, Captain. You're on
the verge of a truly momentous scientific
discovery, you just have to have the courage
/Seize it, yes I know. But if we do find him,
what then? Thinking about it logically, there
is almost certainly a more reasoned explanation
for his existence than your split vortex
We will cross that bridge when we get to it.
I could learn from him, observe his movements -
imitate him even. Honestly Pat, if you could
have seen him, he was everything I'm not.
Pat is rummaging around for
His confidence...if Penny is going to like me -
if I'm not going to humiliate us on stage -
then that's what I need. His confidence.
What are you doing?
I always thought something like this might
Yes. And so, many years ago, I hid a bag full
of useful equipment for just such an occasion
Of course you did.
I'm just hoping that, over the years, no-one
Pat goes to fetch his bag from a
secret hiding place.
BINGO! This should have everything we need for
an exploration into the unknown.
Go on, say it. You know you want to.
I'm a genius.
A mad GENIUS!
Sure, why not.
When we get there, we'll get set up and then
you get your rest. You've got a big day
And what are you going to do?
I'll keep my eyes peeled for the target and
take the night shift. O'Coughlan, moving out!
Pat runs off army style and Kevin
sheepishly follows, looking around
he conscientiously turns off the
lights before he exits as the
stage revolves to...