Monday, March 13, 2017
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In Chapter 8 of ZOMBIE & JULIET, Rommy reveals to Merk that Jool is a conservative, and that her father probably won't let her date a liberal ... then Merk reveals to Rommy that his sister Gaga has been rejected from the republic for getting the zombie virus ...
INT. NEIGHBORHOOD BAR - NIGHT
One of those classic, run-down,
shitty neighborhood joints
where the locals hang out.
Rommy and Merk sit at dark table
in the back with a pitcher of beer.
She’s amazing. I’ve never met a girl
that’s so smart, funny, confident -- ALIVE.
So what’s where you disappeared.
Yeah. There’s just one problem.
Can you keep a secret?
I can, but it might keep me.
What? You’re always talking in riddles.
Merk smiles. CRACKS open a peanut.
You quarrel with someone for cracking nuts
because you have hazel eyes.
Yeah. Stuff like that.
How do you THINK of that?
That’s actually from the Bard.
Okay, okay -- enough. The thing is --
Jool’s a KAPP.
A phone behind the bar RINGS.
The BARTENDER answers it.
Yeah. And she said she probably couldn’t
come downtown again because she was
gonna catch hell from her uncle.
So what are you going to do?
I’m gonna convince my father that
she’s different, she’s cool --
and not like your typical Kapp --
And then I’m gonna uptown
and see her again.
Bartender calls out to Merk.
Holds up the receiver.
Hey, Merk -- phone’s for you.
Be right back.
He gets up. Goes to the bar.
Takes the phone. Listens.
Rommy pours another beer.
Takes a sip. Lost in thought.
Merk comes rushing back.
My sister got infected.
She’s been ejected from the republic --
What the hell? How did you --
My father. They’ve been looking for me
all day, but couldn’t find me
because of the street fair --
No shit. I gotta go home.
C’mon, come walk with me.
EXT. BLEECKER STREET - NIGHT
The fair’s still going full-steam.
Merk and Rommy go down the sidewalk,
avoiding the crowd.
I’m going to go find her, Rommy.
Give her the vaccine.
Are you crazy?
Do you know how dangerous that is?
She’s my twin, Rommy. I have to.
I’m going to give you the formula.
In case something happens to me.
It’ll be safe with you.
I trust you.
Okay. So what’s the plan?
Simple. Find my sister, save her life,
bring her home, and then save mankind.
Works for me --