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In today's spine-tingling chapter from NOWHERE GIRLS, agents Cherry Nation and April Street have arrived at Mann's Chinese Theater, hell-bent on taking down black ops spook Honey Almond. Meanwhile, deep in her underground lair beneath the theater, Honey sets her trap ...
EXT. MANN’S CHINESE THEATER - NIGHT
The girls pull up in front of the theater on the chopper.
See a crowd of people waiting to get in.
The sign reads NOWHERE GIRL.
SPECIAL MIDNIGHT SCREENING.
EXT. MOTORCYCLE - CONTINUOUS
Cherry and April look at the sign.
Shit, I forgot. Opening night.
We should probably go around back.
Uh, YEAH --
She KICKS the engine in gear.
They ride down the street,
then turn into --
They park near an EXIT sign.
HOP off the bike. Go to the door.
April tries it, but it’s LOCKED.
Of course --
Cherry pulls out her pick.
Starts working it in the lock.
Just give me a sec --
See all the fun you’d be missing if you quit?
Don’t test me, I’m almost at the breaking point.
C’mon, fucking OPEN --
The lock CLICKS. Cherry GRABS the handle.
Okay, c’mon --
I love you.
Cherry stops. Looks at her.
Eyes filled with tears.
I -- love you, too.
Then c’mon, killer.
Let’s go get your kids.
(tries to smile)
And they go in.
INT. HONEY’S UNDERGROUND LAIR - COMMAND CENTER - NIGHT
Honey stands at the head of the room.
Takes a sip from a flask.
Watches her staff man their workstations.
Monsterburg walks up to her. All smiles.
What’s the word, hot stuff?
The mice have taken the cheese. SNAP.
(raises her flask in a toast)
They have fallen into our TRAP.
The little chickies have come home to ROOST.
She drinks. Applause. Excited chattering.
A toast to YOU.
The finest group of operatives
the world has EVER KNOWN.
We are on the verge COMPLETE CONTROL.
It is our MANIFEST DESTINY.
A HOT BABE in a nurse’s uniform raises her hand.
What about the children?
All will be revealed soon.
How are they doing?
They finally fell asleep.
Have you readied the chamber?
Yes, my liege.
Despicable torture device is READY.
God, I love my work.
(to the room)
Alright, people. Places, PLEASE.
Do we have any of that microwave popcorn left?