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Onto today's chapter from BLOOD GETS IN YOUR EYES, where the going gets tough, and the tough ... we'll, they just have to tough it out ...
When we last left hooker Alona Tal and drug dealer Beggar Leck, they were trying to get in touch with underworld figure Vlad the Impaler, who was going to help them dispose of the dead body in Alona's hotel room. Problem is, they find out unexpectedly that Vlad has been killed, and now they have to take care of the situation themselves ...
INT. ALONA’S SHITTY HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT
Groovy space-dub from Thievery Corporation
softly thump-thumps on the boom box.
Alona sits on the window sill. Lights a joint.
Takes a big hit. Holds it in. Exhales.
(looks at the bed)
How you doing under there, Oscar?
Feeling a bit -- stiff?
The strong, silent type, huh?
A light RAP-RAP-RAP on the door.
Alona, it’s me.
Come on in, it’s not locked.
The door OPENS. In walks Beggar and Lief.
Beggar closes it. Locks the door behind him.
Smiles sadly at Alona.
(looks at Lief)
Hey, there. Uh --
That’s right, River’s brother.
Funny. I’ve NEVER heard that before.
So where’s the -- you know.
Under the bed.
Thank god you’re here.
I’ve been going fucking stir crazy.
Can you call your friend,
see if he can come sooner?
Yeah. Good idea.
(pulls out his phone)
Can I get a hit of that?
Alona nods. Hands him the joint. He takes a big hit.
Passes it to Lief. Punches in a number. Listens.
EXT. WAREHOUSE/FETISH CLUB - NIGHT
A few PATROL CARS are parked in front, cherry lights FLASHING.
A CORONER’S OFFICE TECH wheels a body
on a gurney toward a waiting ambulance.
A SURLY HOMICIDE DETECTIVE (40’s) watches.
Lights up a smoke.
A phone RINGS in the body bag.
Coroner Tech stops. Looks.
SURLY HOMICIDE DICK
Let me answer it. It could be a lead.
Sure thing, Dell.
Coroner Tech unzips the bag.
We see it’s Vlad’s. Dead and bloody.
Dell fishes around in his pockets,
pulls out the phone.
Puts it to his ear. Listens.
Who is this?
Vlad? You’re not Vlad.
No, I’m not. Vlad’s dead. Who is THIS?
Vlad’s DEAD? Who is THIS?
Homicide detective Dell Magid.
I’d like to ask you a few questions --
INT. ALONA’S SHITTY HOTEL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Beggar SNAPS his phone shut. Looks at Alona, wild-eyed.
Vlad’s DEAD? What happened?
I don’t know. It was a fucking COP.
He was supposed to come here and help us with our --
(looks at the bed)
So what the fuck are we going to do NOW?
Guess we’re gonna have to take care of it ourselves --