Episode Two: Turbulence

By Dean5339

Part Two

 

INT. LIBRARY


Sam types on the keyword, Dean stands behind him. Hunched over.

DEAN
Wait... go back- there

Dean points towards a link of a record of plane crashes in the United States.

DEAN
Print that out.

Sam hits print. CLOSE UP on the pages coming out of the printer. LATER we see a map sprawled across a desk. Xs line the map. Dean checks the log and adds another X. Sam breathes out and looks towards the clock.

SAM
Dean, I donít see how this...

Dean puts the cap back on the marker.

DEAN
Look.

Sam stands back up and looks down towards the map. A lot of the Xs are scattered, but most form a line from the bottom left tip of Louisiana and all the way up to top left tip of Massachusetts. Dean runs his finger along the line.

DEAN
The most plane crashes occur along this path right here. Meaning...

SAM
Thatís itís area of attack.

Dean nods

DEAN
We found itís pattern.

Dean points towards an X on the map in Lexington, Kentucky.

DEAN
There a fighter jet from the Second World War crashed. The pilot survived. Cause unknown.

LATER Sam is at the computer on an article about LIEUTENANT WILBUR CAMPBELL.

SAM
Lieutenant Wilbur Campbell pilot for the United States air force from 1939 to 1944 when his fighter jet crashed. He said that it was a creature on the wing of the plane. A Gremlin. No one believed him, he went so far that eventually he was sent to a psychiatric ward for evaluation.

DEAN
Does it say where heís living now?

SAM
Yeah, down in Roanoke, Virginia.

Dean grins as we

FADE TO:
EXT. STRETCH OF ROAD- SUN RISE


We see the Chevy Impala speeding along the road. A sign reads ROANOKE, VIRGINIA.

FADE TO:
EXT. CAMPBELL HOME- MORNING


Dean and Sam stand outside on the front porch. WILBUR CAMPBELL, age 91, looks out towards them.

WILBUR
Well- what do you want?

DEAN
Um...

SAM
Weíre doing a paper for school. About the Gremlins of World War Two- your name came up and we were hoping that

WILBUR
I would answer a couple of questions? Go bother somebody else kid- youíre not the first to stop by here wanting to hear the rants of some crazy old man.

SAM
Sir-itís nothing like that. Honest. We just want to ask you a couple of questions. Please.

WILBUR
Alright, fine. You can come in for a couple of minutes.

Wilbur moves out of the way. Sam and Dean enter.

FADE TO:
INT. CAMPBELL HOME- WAR ROOM


Sam and Dean sit on a sofa surrounded by war medals and awards. Wilbur sits across from them.

WILBUR
I was flying over to the Lexington Green base of Kentucky

TRANSITION TO:
EXT. SKY- AFTERNOON- FLASHBACK


We see a fighter jet flying though the air over the clouds. The sky is beautiful. We zoom into the cockpit of the fighter jet to see YOUNG WILBUR age 29.

WILBUR (V.O.)
I was young, I was excited. I was going to go into the heat of battle faster than I could sing Yankee Doodle.

INT. FIGHTER JET- FLASHBACK

Young Wilbur stares towards the screen.

YOUNG WILBUR
Yee-haw!!! This is delta gamma reporting to one-zero-niner. Come in one-zero-niner, this is delta gamma.

CLOSE UP on Young Wilburís eyes moving to the right.

WILBUR (V.O.)
Before they could reply- I caught something out of the corner of my eye that I will never forget.

In the reflection of his eyes we see the Gremlin!

POV. WILBUR

For the first time, we see it. The Gremlin. Tall, green, slimy and hunched over the wing of the plane. Fangs grinning as saliva runs down itís mouth.

WILBUR (V.O.)
It knew I was there.

The Gremlin turns and stares towards the screen.

WILBUR (V.O.)
It saw me.

The Gremlin turns back towards the wing of the plane and continues.
WILBUR (V.O.)

But, for some reason- it didnít care that I saw it. I was no threat to it.

POV. NORMAL

WILBUR (V.O)
It could sense the fear raging through my body like I had just looked into the eyes of the devil himself. It just turned back to its work and continued.

EXT. SKY- FLASHBACK

The fighter jet continues to fly through the sky. A MANíS VOICE comes over the walkie-talkie.

MANíS VOICE
This is one-zero-niner. We read you loud and clear Delta Gamma. Whatís your position?

Young Wilbur stares out towards the Gremlin as it rips out the engine! The Gremlin hops off and glides backwards through the sky.

INT. FIGHTER JET- FLASHBACK

MANíS VOICE
This is one-zero-niner reporting to Delta Gamma. Come in Delta Gamma. Whatís your position?

Young Wilbur looks towards the jetís controls going haywire.

YOUNG WILBUR
Mayday! Mayday! Iím going down. Repeat I am going down!

EXT. SKY- FLASHBACK

We see the fighter jet diving down through the clouds

WILBUR (V.O.)
That moment- then and there, I thought I was going to die.

INT. FIGHTER JET- FLASHBACK

Young Wilbur opens a locket and looks towards his beautiful girl friend. He looks forward and we can see that the fighter jet is diving straight into the ocean! Young Wilbur immediately opens the cockpit window.

EXT. OCEAN- FLASHBACK

The fighter jet CRASHES into the water below. SPLASH!

INT. OCEAN- FLASHBACK

Young Wilbur swims up towards the surface

WILBUR (V.O.)
But, I wasnít. As if in some way God had reached out and grabbed me. Telling me that it was not my time to die.

EXT. OCEAN- FLASHBACK

Young Wilbur surfaces, soaked. He breathes out as the water splashes around him.

INT. CAMPBELL HOME- WAR ROOM

Wilbur looks towards Sam and Dean.

WILBUR
But, I soon wished that it was my time. That I was down there with the plane. They treated me like I was crazy, like I had lost my mind. Like it didnít even exist! They sent me to be evaluated and I was locked away...

INT. PSYCHIATRIC WARD-HALLWAYS- FLASHBACK

We see Young Wilbur tied to a gurney, being pulled through the psychiatric ward.

YOUNG WILBUR
Iím not insane!!! Iím not insane!

WILBUR (V.O.)
And labeled as...

INT. PSYCHIATRIC WARD- VISITING ROOM- FLASHBACK

Young Wilbur stares out the window, hopeless.

WILBUR (V.O.)
Mentally unstable.

We see the beautiful GIRL from the photograph enter the room. Young Wilbur looks up towards her, smiling.

YOUNG WILBUR
Hey

The girl sits down and wipes her hair away.

GIRL
Hey.

Young Wilbur looks towards her, scared. The girl takes his hands into hers and holds onto him.

GIRL
Itís ok- weíll figure this out. Together.

YOUNG WILBUR
Iím not insane, I know what I saw.

A tear comes down the girlís eyes. She wipes it away.

YOUNG WILBUR
It was a monster. A creature. Youíve got to believe me.

Tears flow down her eyes. The girl takes off her engagement ring and places it on the table.

GIRL
Iím sorry- I have to go.

The girl stands up and runs out of the room, crying.

YOUNG WILBUR
Iím not insane!!!

INT. CAMPBELL HOME-WAR ROOM

WILBUR
I lost everything.

Wilbur breathes out. Itís been a long time. Dean nods.

DEAN
Thank you for your time.

Wilbur nods, staring straight off into space. Dean stands up and looks towards Sam.

DEAN
Come on Sam, time to hit the road.

FADE TO:
INT. BAR


TRACK a dart hitting a dartboard. Pan out to reveal Dean Winchester holding another dart. Sam goes over the notes.

SAM
So, so far we know that we are definitely dealing with a Gremlin, that it attacks somewhere within the vicinity of Louisiana and Massachusetts. And that it only...

DEAN
Weíre boarding the next plane.

Dean throws the dart. Bullseye!

SAM
What?

DEAN
Weíre boarding the next plane.

SAM
Dean, we canít. Besides you're afraid of flying.

DEAN
Yeah, well we all have to face our fears someday.

SAM
How do we even know that itís going to attack?

DEAN
I know.
(beat)
We go, Iím itís next target.

Sam looks towards Dean, confused.

DEAN
Every victim has one thing in common.

SAM
They're all afraid...

Dean nods

DEAN
Whenever I get on a plane Iím a nervous wreck. It will sense me coming from a mile away. It will sense my fear and it will come after us.

Sam shakes his head no

SAM
Dean- no. Weíll find some other way.

DEAN
There is no other way Sam. If weíre going to take this thing down. We have to do it now.

Sam breathes out and looks towards Dean concerned.

DEAN
Weíre boarding that plane Sam. No more questions about it.

Dean looks towards Sam, his mind was already made up.


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