Season Two

Episode Nine: Death Wish

By Booser

Act One

INT. APARTMENT LIVING ROOM. NIGHT

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA...

We PAN across a bustling living room in the midst of a student party. "Wonderful Night" by Fat Boy Slim blasts from the radio. The room is filled with your usual young college types, all drinking, laughing and having a good time. We continue to PAN until we settle on two guys in a corner, drinks in hand. Their names are NICK and PAUL. Nick is prattling in Paul’s ear while the latter simply scans the room.

NICK
So I take it you haven’t been talking to Laura since?

PAUL
Not so much no

NICK
Funny story man. I was out walking today and I came across this wooden box on the ground and I thought “man that’s weird” so I picked it up and looked inside and you know what was in it?

PAUL
Thrill me

NICK
Your balls man.
(beat)
Dude it’s been what? Five weeks? That’s over a month. It’s not like she was the love of your life

Paul shoots Nick a stare

NICK
Well...

Paul takes a sip of his beer and looks back over the party

NICK
Look all I’m saying is that there are plenty more fish in the sea. It’s not like you don’t have any bait right?

Nick gives Paul a playful pat on the back before leaning in closer, he points someone out in the crowd

NICK
How about her? You know her?

Paul stares ahead. CLOSE UP of a girl at the other end of the room. She has dark red hair and intense green eyes that seem to be boring a hole through Paul. She is intensely attractive. CUT TO: Paul, slowly shaking his head, transfixed

NICK (CONT’D)
Cos she seems to know you

Nick and Paul are interrupted by Nick’s girlfriend CLARISSA, the ditzy when drunk type. She tugs at his arm

CLARISSA
Nicky........

NICK
Yeah baby, just a sec

Clarissa puts her head on Nick’s shoulder

CLARISSA
Nicky I don’t feel too good. Take me home

NICK
I’ll take you home in a minute

CLARISSA
I need to go now

She whispers something in his ear. Nick’s eyes light up

NICK
You don’t feel too good huh?

CLARISSA

(winking playfully)
I feel very bad

She begins to lead him away. Nick leans back over to Paul

PAUL
That’s my cue. A good wingman knows when to break off
(motioning towards the mystery girl)
Have fun with Poison Ivy

Paul almost smiles as Nick leaves and the new girl slides up beside him

GIRL
You look glum

PAUL
I’m alright

GIRL
You sure? You don’t look alright

PAUL
You a doctor or something?

GIRL
Far from it. My name’s Lily. I’m just trying to be nice

PAUL
Yeah I’m sorry it’s just -

LILY
A girl right?

PAUL
(beat)
Yeah. Obvious huh?

LILY
Obvious when you know what to look for
(leaning in closer)
You know they say the best way to get over an old girlfriend is to get under a new one

PAUL
(smiling)
I don’t know

Lily leans in, kissing him erotically. We hear soft whispering, almost demonic and influential.

LILY
Yes you do

CUT TO: BEDROOM. LATER

Nick lies in bed with Clarissa. A THUMP! Wakes him out of his sleep. He sits up and listens intently. THUMP! THUMP! He tries to rouse Clarissa

NICK
Hey!

Clarissa groans

NICK
You hear that?

Clarissa rolls over, obviously not wanting to get up. THUMP! THUMP! Nick gets out of bed to follow the noise.

INT. CORRIDOR

Nick enters the corridor and heads for the stairs

INT. CORRIDOR. 2nd FLOOR

Nick continues along the corridor until he comes to the door of Paul’s flat. He presses the door. It’s open and swings inward. Nick looks a bit surprised at this. Curious, he enters.

INT. PAUL’S APARTMENT

The flat is bathed in darkness, as if nobody is home

NICK
Paul?

He continues inside, looking around

NICK
Dude you ok?

THUMP!

He spins around and discovers the noise is coming from the bedroom. He steps towards the door cautiously

NICK
Paul?.......

CUT TO: INT. BEDROOM. REVERSE ANGLE.

We see Paul’s feet suspended in the air banging against the wall THUMP!. CLOSE UP of the look of horror on Nick’s face. THUMP! THUMP!

SUPERNATURAL - “Death Wish”

EXT. PENN STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS. DAY

Dean and Sam are walking along the campus grounds towards the student accommodation, discussing the case

DEAN
I’m telling ya man we’re gonna get a break on this case soon. I can feel it

SAM
Yeah well I hope so. This guy hangs himself from the light fixing in his bedroom? That’s the fourth supposed suicide on campus in almost two weeks

DEAN
Tell me about it. Whatever this thing is, it’s hiding it’s tracks well. No witnesses, no physical evidence at the scene.

SAM
I wouldn’t say that. They did autopsy one of the victims on the request of the family. I guess we aren’t the only suspicious ones

DEAN
Yeah and they found diddly squat

SAM
They found larger then normal levels of oxytocin in the blood.

DEAN
Oxytocin?

SAM
It’s a hormone released during orgasm seemingly

DEAN
So we have students leading an active sex life? Not exactly Weekly World News material, you know if it wasn’t for my trained eye I’d almost go with the official verdict

SAM
Your trained eye? Who was it that saw the pattern and pulled up the news stories?

Dean pauses for a beat, before walking off

DEAN
Delta house is this way

Sam shakes his head

INT. NICK’S APARTMENT

Dean and Sam sit opposite Nick. Clarissa sits beside her boyfriend, rubbing his shoulder

CLARISSA
Really I can’t tell you how sorry we are. Nick was the one who found Paul
(beat)
like that

Dean and Sam nod

SAM
That must have been horrible

NICK
I try not to remember him like that
(sadly)
Paul was a great guy you know?

DEAN
We hadn’t seen him in a while
(looks at Sam)
But our family is pretty close. We kept in touch

NICK
(nodding)
Right. I’m sorry what’s your names again?

SAM
Sam and Dean Barry?

NICK
His cousins
(beat)
Right........

DEAN
Cousin Paul. It’s horrible

SAM
So everyone is saying that he did this because of his girlfriend. That right?

CLARISSA
That bitch

NICK
Who knows I mean...
(beat)
Who knows what goes on in people’s minds....

DEAN
So the girlfriend -

CLARISSA
Was a slut

NICK
(scolding)
Clarissa!

CLARISSA
I’m just saying. Paul deserved better

NICK
(refocusing on Dean and Sam)
Paul found out that Laura was cheating on him. They broke up over a month ago. Dude was crushed. I mean they weren’t getting married or anything but he was in it pretty deep if you know what I mean

SAM
Right....

DEAN
So he was depressed?

NICK
Well yeah, at first but he seemed to be getting better, he even hooked up the night he -

Nick pauses before he actually says it. Too painful maybe.

SAM
Who’d he hook up with?

CLARISSA
Some slut

Dean raises his eyebrows at Clarissa, she sure has a low opinion of other women

NICK
I don’t know. Never seen her before but she sure seemed to know him

SAM
Why’s that?

NICK
Just, you know that “spare wheel” feeling you get when two people only have eyes for each other? It’s weird she almost looked at him like he was dinner or something. Guy always had a way with the ladies but this was something else

Sam and Dean share a “we’re getting somewhere” look

CLARISSA
Probably a -

DEAN
A slut?

CLARISSA
Yeah, how’d you know that?

DEAN
Just a hunch

EXT. CAMPUS

Dean and Sam are walking away from the building

DEAN
I think our best bet is to try and hunt down this mystery chick. At the very least she might know something useful

SAM
She was at the party so she has to show up on the security footage

DEAN
How do you know this place has cameras?

Sam motions back to the doorway. CLOSE UP of a camera, almost hidden in the alcove

SAM
They have the same cameras in the hallways above the stairs

DEAN
Looks like we just caught our break

INT. SECURITY ROOM.

CLOSE UP of a black and white TV monitor. It is playing security cam footage. We can see a long hallway with a series of doors on either side. ZOOM OUT to reveal Dean and Sam seated, watching intently. A security guard enters the frame.

SECURITY GUARD
Anything else detectives?

DEAN
This is the night of Paul Barry’s suicide right?

SECURITY GUARD
Sure is. 2nd floor. That’s his room there

The guard points out his room on the monitor.

SAM
(turning around)
Has anyone else looked at this footage yet?

SECURITY GUARD
No. Why? It was a suicide. What do you think you’ll see?

Sam turns back to the monitor

SAM
I don’t know yet

SECURITY GUARD
Gimme a shout if you need anything else

DEAN
Thank you for your co-operation

SECURITY GUARD
Don’t mention it

CUT TO: INT. SECURITY ROOM. LATER

SAM
Time of death was around 3 a.m. Maybe there will be something soon

CLOSE UP of the monitor. In the top left of the screen we see the time says “02:03”

DEAN
(leaning in)
Right on cue

CLOSE UP : the monitor shows a young man and woman stumbling up the stairs and moving towards Paul’s room

SAM
That him?

Dean looks down at the photos of the victim

DEAN
Yup

SAM
(pointing)
And there’s our girl

DEAN
(impressed)
Smokin’. And I thought Salma Hayek in a bikini looked good

CLOSE UP : the monitor shows the door closing behind the couple

Sam leans in closer

SAM
What happens next.....

DEAN
Sam don’t make me break out that birds and the bees speech again

Sam shoots Dean a look and presses fast forward. CLOSE UP : we see random people come and go every now and then. Suddenly the door to Paul’s apartment opens. Dean almost leaps off his feet

DEAN
Woah. Play it

Dean and Sam peer incredulously at the monitor

DEAN
What the hell?

SAM
That’s impossible

Dean gives Sam a weird look

DEAN
You remember the job we do right?

SAM
It’s just, I’ve never seen anything like that before

DEAN
Are you sure no one had already gone in there before Paul and the girl?

SAM
Positive. Its no shape shifter either, there’s no lens flare from the pupils

CLOSE UP : of the monitor. The time is 03:13. It’s frozen on a still of someone leaving Paul’s apartment. They are dressed identically to the girl but as we ZOOM IN closer we don’t see a girl, but the unmistakable face of a man.

DEAN (V.O.)
Then we got ourselves a gender bender.

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