KARL

I’m sorry.

DREW

You’re sorry.

They slide the headstone into the other grave.

DREW

I actually tried to say hello to my dog once, after. Because, you know, he couldn’t tell anyone? But he just kept barking at me. I guess it’s the way we smell, now.

(a little bitter)

It never really goes away, you know. “The chill.” You learn to live with it, that’s all.

KARL

You do?

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DREW

(frowns)

If you can find a reason to hope. Maybe.

They slide the headstone in. Karl looks around.

KARL

I can’t go back to them. Can I?

Drew shakes his head.

Karl looks around. In the distance, Marian’s flashlight sweeps.

KARL (cont’d)

I guess I don’t really want to stay here, either.

DREW

Place kind of gives me the creeps.

KARL

So what do I do now?

Drew smiles, and gestures at the bike.

DREW

Accept no substitutes.

Karl looks at Drew. Drew looks at Karl. They share a grin.

33 EXT. ELSEWHERE IN THE CEMETERY — NIGHT 33

Karl and Drew rip down a line of headstones going full bore on Drew’s bike, Drew driving, Karl standing on the seat and
holding on to Drew’s shoulders.

DREW AND KARL

YEEEEE HAAAAA!

MARIAN HACKETT

sees the oncoming motorcycle. She squints into the blaze of the bike’s headlight.

MARIAN HACKETT

Oh, my God.

She aims—

Something RUSTLES nearby. She swings, fires—

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(CONTINUED)

FLASH! But it’s just a stick.

DREW AND KARL

YEEEEE HAAAAA!

The boys whip past her, popping a wheelie. Marian aims the device back at the bike, but it’s still whining, recharging.

MARIAN HACKETT

Come on!

KARL

Hey, Drew, can we stop off somewhere?

The bike disappears behind a cemetery building just as— Marian fires again, a big FLASH illuminating the building. The bike ROARS off invisibly into the night.

MARIAN HACKETT

Next time. I swear.

The noise of the bike fades away until it’s gone.

Frustrated, Marian Hackett turns and heads onwards towards Karl’s grave site, disappearing into the blackness of the
night. After a moment, Murdoch emerges from behind a mausoleum, holding another stick. He watches Marian go.

FADE OUT.

END ACT THREE

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TAG

34 INT. HALLWAY — NIGHT 34

Murdoch returns to his office, slamming back a cup of espresso.

MURDOCH (V.O.)

“The chill” never does go away. Human children, once they’ve grown up, will never really be part of the family they
grew up in. Vampires can never go home again. But if you can make a new home somewhere, with new people...
He opens the door.

From the inside, a loud MOO comes.

Murdoch stares inside his office. And sighs.

FADE OUT.

THE END

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