Onto today's chapter from BLOOD GETS IN YOUR EYES, where another one bites the dust.
When we last left the crime scene cops, they were inspecting prep school teacher Gill Sherry's dead body, impaled on a fence post in the hotel alley. Meanwhile, inside, hooker Alona Tal goes to the front desk, looking for something to cut up the dead bodies INSIDE her room ...
EXT. HOTEL STARLIGHT - BACK ALLEY - NIGHT
Danette and Bernie examine Gill’s body impaled on the fence.
Kenny is further on down the alley. Throwing up.
Poor kid. His first stiff.
It’s his first week.
Talk about baptism by fire.
Kenny wipes his mouth on his sleeve.
You okay, kid?
Don’t feel bad.
I’ve been on the force twenty years
and I’m still not used to it.
Seeing a dead body?
No. Seeing a cop puke.
(off his look)
Just busting your chops, sport.
C’mon, let’s go set up the crime scene tape.
INT. THE STARLIGHT HOTEL - FRONT DESK - AT THAT MOMENT
Alona glides up to the counter. Bunky smiles toothily.
What’s up, Bunky?
Cops, that’s what up.
You see on the news about
that teacher who killed his wife?
Well, he checked in here tonight,
so I gave ‘em a call --
‘an when they got here,
they found him dead in the alley.
Impaled on a fence post.
Guess he knew they were comin’ for ‘em
and took a dive.
This SOCKS Alona in the gut.
She hides her shock.
I guess that --
makes it easier for them, huh.
It’s karma, man.
What goes around, comes around.
You’re up late. Whatcha need?
Well, it’s kind of embarrassing --
My boyfriend and I were playing with my --
handcuffs, and I -- lost the key.
And now you wanna saw ‘em off.
Yeah. You have anything I can use?
Bunky gets up.
Walks over to a beaten-up,
old bureau on the side wall.
Opens a drawer.
Rummages around in it.
Old Bunky got everything in his bag o’ tricks.
Hold on a sec.
(pulls out an enema bag)
You into water sports?
Alona rolls her yes. Bunky chuckles.
Puts it back. Roots around in the drawer.
Pulls out a giant HACKSAW.
Here we go. Industrial-sized.
(hands it to her)
Got it from a butcher, believe it or not.
Bet you could cut up a dead body
real easy with that sucker.
Just joshin’ with ya.
You have a good night, now.
I will, thanks.
Hey, could you do me a favor?
Alona sticks her chest out.
Dark nipples straining against the pale, gauzy fabric.
Bunky gets an eyeful.
Beggar’s going out of town for a couple weeks,
and this is our last night together for awhile.
If anybody comes looking for me,
would you tell them I’m not around?
It would mean a lot to me.
(in a daze)
Sure thing --
She blows him a kiss,
turns and dashes up the stairs.
Haven’t seen a rack like that since
The Dead at the Fillmore West in seventy-two.