NO MORE TIME Episode 1

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It is a story taking place in the world of The Walking Dead, following a teen named Gabe in the search to find himself and figure out how to survive the world of the undead.

Submitted: November 03, 2016

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Submitted: November 03, 2016

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NO MORE TIME

 

Episode 1:

Pilot

 

Created by:

Chris Walters

 

FADE IN

 

EXT- outside in a field  (afternoon)

 

The sun has started to set. It is starting to get warmer as winter comes to an end. When the camera comes on it shows the back of a guy’s head. It is a large, muscular black man, his hair is starting to grow out.  He doesn’t look very old. After a couple of seconds of sitting there, the faint sound of sobbing can be heard. Then someone moves behind the person on the ground and stands over them.

 

(click of a gun)

 

The guy presses the gun to the back of the guys head, the guy doesn’t move and he sniffs trying to stop his crying.

 

GABE

I should've let you die that day.

 

The camera shows the guy, his name is Gabe. He is around 16, with brown short hair, a pale complexion, and green eyes, he is sitting on his knees on the ground . There is a girl in his hands. You can’t see her face but she’s covered in blood. Gabe is bleeding on his shoulder and his face has scratches from where he recently got in a fight. He’s staring into the camera with a pissed face.

 
 
 
 
 
 

GABE

For a long time, I did what people said. I was pushed around and talking down to. I never spoke or spoke back. I was weak. You know what though, I’m tired. I’m tired of losing everyone I love because of me. I was told once that I need to be pissed, I amnow. So if you're going to kill me go ahead but just know that if you don’t I’ll kill you and everyone you know.

 

Everything is quiet

GABE

Are you going to pull that fucking trigger already or are you too much of a..

(cut off)

BANG (gun shot)

 

Blood splatters on the screen

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

6 WEEKS EARLIER

The sound of digging in dirt

 

FADE IN

 

EXT. Outside, the backyard of their house

 

The backyard of their house has an old trampoline, and swing set to the side. The grass in multiple spots has died and left only dirt. There is one large oak tree before the line of the forest that has a small path that leads to another yard. The graves are under this oak tree. It is just now getting cold and turning fall. The leaves have started to fall good

 

A pile of dirt falls on the camera

(cam. Goes off to the side in 3rd person)

 

Beck puts a few more piles of dirt in the grave. There are two more graves beside the one he’s digging in. One is the same size as the other, but the third is smaller like a dog’s grave. All three have crosses made out of sticks. Gabe and Emily are standing off to the side watching Beck fill the grave. Emily is holding Gabe’s hand. Emily is around the same age of Gabe, she has sandy blond hair that goes down to her hip, and green eyes. Beck is around 20, he’s taller than Gabe and has the same hair color as Gabe; he is Gabe’s brother.  Beck stabs the shovel into the ground.

 

BECK

I’m done. Now who else is hungry? ( he starts to walk back to the house )

 

EMILY

Beck wait. (Beck stops and turns around and looks at her) Shouldn’t we say something?

 

BECK

They knew I loved them. I don’t have to say anything to them now.

 

Beck glances at Gabe then turns back and walks back to the house.

 

Emily turns towards Gabe.

 

EMILY

It’s getting late babe. Let’s go inside and have dinner.

 

Gabe looks at her then hugs her… Gabe lets her go.

 

GABE

I’m coming.

 

Emily nods then walks back to the house. Gabe stays and walks over and stands in front of the graves. He just stays silent, staring at the graves. He then turns and steps over to the small grave. He stays looking then pulls something out of his pocket and holds it in his hand. He looks down at it.

 

(cam. Rotates around an old tree to the side Gabe is standing on)

 

Gabe crouches down and lays the thing on the cross, then turns and walks towards the house.

 

After the camera moves you're able to see Gabe walking back to the house and what he laid on the cross. Gabe left a green pacifier on the top of the cross.

 

TITLE COMES UP

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

INT. In Gabe’s old room (in his house)

 

The sound of walking down stairs, the click of a flashlight. The flashlight turns on showing Gabe in the room.  He walks over to the wall and sits up against it. He’s holding a little metal watch box, and then opens it. Inside there are pictures, Gabe grabs one of them and then sets the box down.

He unfolds the picture and it’s Gabe with an older man, his father maybe. They are standing, he’s holding a comic and his dad are smiling. Atear falls on the picture, then another.

 

FADE OUT

 

FADE IN

 

(Cam. in first person)

 

INT: Still in Gabe’s room

 

The sun shine from one window in his room shines through in his eyes. Gabe moves and starts to wake up.

 

Gabe’s room looks like a jail cell. The floor is concrete from where the carpet was ripped out. His walls are plain white and there is one small square window. Gabe’s room is a basement. Gabe sits up and rubs his eye. Then he looks down and picks up his metal box next to him and digs through it then pulls out a small silver ring. He sits there and twiddles it in his hand then puts it on his finger and looks at it.

 

EMILY

(Yelling from upstairs)

Babe, breakfast is ready.

 

GABE

Okay.

Gabe grabs the pictures that he took out and puts them back in the box, then slips the box in his pocket and gets up.

 

FADE OUT

 

The sound of people eating and pages being flipped can be heard

 

FADE IN

 

INT: In a dining room

 

Gabe, Beck, and Emily are sitting at the table eating. Beck is reading a magazine, Emily is eating cereal and drawing, Gabe is sitting there eating cereal, watching Emily. Everyone keeps doing what they are doing.

 

BECK

Gabe, you gotta stop sneaking off at night, you're going to end up killing Emily.

 

(cam. Trucks to the right, when it passes to the right wall the scene changes)

 

INT. Gabe’s room (day)

 

Gabe is carrying a box of posters and into his room. He then pulls out the metal box and puts it on the wall

 

(cam. Passes through wall)

 

INT: Another room of the house

 

Emily is sitting on the bed reading a Harry Potter book.

 

(cam. Passes through the wall)

 

EXT. outside on the front porch

 

Beck is standing on the front porch with a knife, stabbing it into the wood

 

FADE OUT

 

The sound of a door closing can be heard. Gabe clicks on the flashlight.

 

(cam. Is on)

 

INT-in Gabe’s room (night)

 

Gabe walks over to the wall and grabs his box. He sits down and opens it and starts to look at pictures again. The sound of the door creaking, it opens. Gabe jumps and shines the flashlight at the door.

 

EMILY

Gabe? What are you doing?

 

Gabe calms and puts the flashlight down. Emily walks over and sits in front of Gabe. Gabe stays looking at the pictures. Emily picks one of them up.The picture is a birthday party at some place, for a little girl. Emily looks up at Gabe and takes his hand, Gabe doesn’t react.

 

EMILY

Babe, you have to talk to me.

 

Gabe puts down the picture and reaches into his pocket and pulls out the silver ring. He then takes Emily’s hand and puts it on her finger. The ring is too big for her hand, Gabe smiles.

 

GABE

It was too big for my hand to, when I first got it.

 

Emily looks at it.

 

EMILY

Where did you get it?

 

GABE

I got it from my dad when I was thirteen. He said a man needs his jewelry too. That used to always be his joke when he got me things. He would always tell me, I loved objects like my mom did. He swore that she would leave him for an object one day.

 

EMILY

At least they died together. (Emily looks towards the window and holds Gabe’s hand tighter)

 
 

GABE

That isn’t my mom.

 

Emily looks confused.

 
 

EMILY

What?

 

GABE

That’s just another woman my dad married. My real mother is gone, left, dead.

 

EMILY

Gabe, why didn’t you ever tell me?

 

GABE

I wanna forget her. She never did anything for me so screw her!

 

EMILY

Gabe…

 

She reaches out to him.

 

GABE

No! I know you're going to say I should forgive her, but I can’t Emily. I can’t be like you. She up and left me alone, without a call or anything and a year later I find out she’s dead. So screw her, screw everyone. Everyone I love has done nothing but play me and I’m tired of being played Emily, so good riddance their dead.

 

Emily jumps and hugs Gabe.

 

GABE

Em-

(cut off)

 

EMILY

It’s okay Gabe, it’s okay.

 

Gabe hugs her tightly back.

 

FADE OUT

 

THE NEXT MORNING

 

FADE IN

 

Gabe is laying next to Emily on a little made pallet in Gabe’s room. Gabe moves, which wakes Emily and she turns over and they look at eachother and smile.

 

BECK

Come on, wake up love birds, we have stuff we need to talk about.

Gabe pulls the cover over his head and groans and Emily laughs, then they both start to get up.

 

FADE OUT

 

BECK

Okay, so we got a problem.

 

FADE IN

 

INT: In the dining room

 

BECK

(throws a notepad on the table) Were running low on food, water, and everything else. I knew this was going to happen sooner or later but we need to start planning scavenging trips. I’ve been watching and it seems like almost the whole neighborhood is empty or dead, so they might have stuff we need.

 

Emily and Gabe are sitting at the table listening.

 
 

EMILY

So how are we going to do these scavenging trips?

 
 

BECK

We are going to hit every house in a three mile radius, then in time go farther out.

 

EMILY

How are we going to know where we are?

 
 

BECK

With this. (pulls out a map)

 
 

EMILY

Cool. Let’s get to planning then.

 

BECK

Okay. So here, (points to a spot) is our first house closest to us. We are going to get in spots, here, here, and here, (Beck keeps talking)

(cam. Shows Gabe’s face)

 

A light shines in his eye and catches his eye. Gabe stares, watching.

 

GABE

Wait!

 

BECK

What?

Gabe gets up and walks towards the window in the dining room.

 

GABE

I just saw a car.

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

The sound of zipping up a bag can be heard.

 
 

GABE

Beck you have to let me come with you.

 

FADE IN

 

Gabe is following Beck. Beck is putting on a bag.

 

BECK

No Gabe. You have to stay here. You and Emily are better off together here. The scavenging trip was one thing, but this is something I have no control of.

 

Beck grabs a stick that's sharp at the end from Gabe. Emily walks out of the kitchen with a water bottle. She hands it to Beck.

 

EMILY

Be safe Beck.

 

Beck takes it.

 

BECK

I will, thank you.

He hugs Emily. He lets her go then turns around and looks at Gabe. Beck hugs Gabe tightly.

 

BECK

I love you.

 

He hugs him for a few more seconds then lets him go. He looks, smiles, then walks to the front door, opens it and before closing it he turns back.

 

BECK

And Emily, keep shit for brains safe.

 

Then Beck closes the door.

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

The sound of birds chirping can be heard.

 

FADE IN

 

EXT: Outside on the house's front porch (late afternoon)

 

Gabe is standing on the front porch watching the neighborhood. The sun set has a beautiful orange color over the sky. There is nothing but silence everywhere. The front door of the house opens and Emily comes out. Gabe looks and then looks back at the neighborhood. Emily comes and stands next to him.

 

EMILY

Geeze, it just keeps getting colder. (she shivers, and rubs her arms)

 

Gabe looks at her then takes off his flannel he’s wearing and gives it to her.

 

EMILY

You not cold?

 

GABE

Nah. I like the cold better than the hot.

 
 

EMILY

(She laughs a little) I see. So what you wanna eat tonight, we got beans or corn?

 

GABE

You go ahead, eat what you want, I’m going to sit out here for a while.

 

EMILY

Okay, don’t stay out here too long.

 

Emily walks back and hugs Gabe, then goes inside.

 

(cam. Shows Gabe overlooking everything)

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

(no fade in)

 

INT: Hallway in house (night)

 

Gabe clicks on a flashlight and is shining it into a room. Gabe is looking into the room.

 

(cam. Looking at Gabe)

 

(cam. Then shows the room)

 

Gabe was looking into where Emily sleeps. Emily is a sleep. Gabe clicks the flashlight off the flashlight and leaves.

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

(no fade in)

 

(cam. Showing the door to Gabe’s room)

 

Gabe opens the door slowly and looks into the room.

 

(cam. Moves to the wall to show into the room)

 

There is one chair facing the wall. Gabe walks over to the chair and sits in it and stares at the wall.

 

(cam. Shows Gabe’s face)

(his eyes look lost and sad)

 

GABE

Alison…

 

Silence… Gabe punches himself in the jaw. He puts his hand on his jaw.

 

GABE

I’m sorry Alison.

 

Gabe punches himself in the eye. His side of his face is red.

 

GABE

What… what did I do?

 

Gabe grabs the flashlight on the ground and bashes his face with it.

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

(cam. Slow mo. of a blood drop falling on the ground, then the flashlight)

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

THE NEXT MORNING

 
 

EMILY

Gabe?

 

INT: Gabe’s room

 

Emily opens the door.

 

Emily sees the broken flashlight on the ground. She walks over to it and sees drops of blood on the ground. The chair has been flipped over and on the ground. She looks around.

EMILY

Gabe! This isn’t funny.

 

She walks up stairs and walks out to the front porch and looks around.

 

EMILY

(Yelling)

Gabe!

 

EMILY

(Yelling)

Ga-

(cut off)

 

GABE

Shhh! You’ll attract them, Emily, what are you doing?

 

Gabe comes around the side of the house. He has a cut on his cheek and a huge bruise on his jaw. Gabe walks and steps up on the porch. Emily walks over to him and looks at his face.

 

EMILY

What happen to you?

 

Emily tries to touch his cheek and Gabe flinches away.

 

GABE

Nothing. Come on let's go in and eat, I bet you're hungry.

 

Gabe goes inside, Emily follows.

 

EMILY

Nothing? Gabe there is blood in your room and you look like you’ve been in a fight with someone, that can’t be nothing.

 

Gabe walks into the kitchen and gets two bowls and some cereal to pour them some.

 

GABE

It was just one of them things outside so I went and took care of it.

 

Gabe pours the cereal.

 

EMILY

With what, you have no weapons?

 

Gabe grabs the bowls of cereal and goes into the dining room.

 

GABE

It was just a crawler so I stomped it.

 

Gabe sits down and starts eating. Emily stands at her seat looking at Gabe.

 

EMILY

Then how did you get all them marks on your face?

 

GABE

I fell.

 

EMILY

You fell? Not even an idiot could of fell and did that to their face, so tell me what in the hell happen to you!

 

Gabe stays staring at the bowl of cereal, eating.

 

EMILY

Gabe.

 

GABE

Drop it.

 

EMILY

Gabe!

 

Gabe jumps up.

 

GABE

I did it okay! I beat the hell out of myself because I deserve to dead. Not Allison. I did that, I deserve to be beaten to a bloody pulp.

 

Emily is speechless.

 

EMILY

What, who-

(cut off)

 

BANG (gun shot)

 

Gabe and Emily both look towards the front of the house.Gabe runs and opens the door to the front porch and looks outside.

 

EMILY

Gabe wait!

 

Gabe runs out.

 

EMILY

Gabe!

 

(no fade in)

 

Beck is running down the street. His clothes are dirtier than when he left and he has a bruise on the side of his face from something.  Beck then makes it to Gabe who is holding an infected off of him. There are more infected around slowly coming towards them, a horde is moving in for the kill. Beck pushes Gabe out of the way, knocking him down. The infected tackles Beck.

 

(cam. In first person)

 

Gabe looks up to see the infected on top of Beck, inches away from biting his shoulder. Gabe then looks over to his side and sees a pistol on the ground, over to his side. Everything he sees starts to get fuzzy. Gabe tries to get up.

 

BECK

Gabe, hurry! Shoot it!

 

Gabe gets to his feet and grabs the pistol and points it at the infected, but everything is so fuzzy, he can’t tell where the head is.

 
 

EMILY

Gabe, there’s another!

 

Gabe looks over and shoots at the infected but it gets hit in the arm and staggers a little bit but keeps coming.

 

BECK

(Screams)

 

Gabe looks down and kicks the infected in the side. Gabe’s vision then comes back and aims the pistol at the infected head as it’s getting up, then shoots it in the head and kills it. Gabe then looks down and sees Beck bleeding. Gabe is paralyzed with shock then an infected tackles Gabe.

 

BLACK SCREEN

 

EMILY

Gabe, I love you.

 

END OF EPISODE 1:

PILOT

 

To be continued…

 
 


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