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Pilot - 1x01
« on: June 14, 2010, 11:37:47 AM »
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Pilot - Synopsis

In the year 2009, a group of genetically engineered children escape from a military installment in the Wyoming Mountains. Despite best efforts of COLONEL LYDECKER and his men, MAX and a few others make it past the perimeter guards and to freedom.

Ten years later, the U.S. finds itself mired in a depression brought about by The Pulse, an electromagnetic shockwave that wreaked havoc on the world economy by obliterating every computer system in operation. Max now works as a seemingly ordinary bike messenger in Seattle. Unbeknownst to her friends, however, Max has an extraordinary hobby: she's a cat burglar who steals from Seattle's richest citizens to finance her ongoing investigation into her past. Unfortunately, so far Private Investigator DAN VOGELSANG hasn't been able to come up with anything useful that'll bring Max closer to finding ZACK, JONDY or any of the other Chimera that escaped with her in '09.

It is during a seemingly routine burglary in a posh high-rise that Max stumbles across LOGAN CALE, aka "EYES ONLY," an underground cyberjournalist who is the only voice of truth left in the corrupt city of Seattle. Logan is using his fortified apartment to keep a source (LAUREN) and her daughter (SOPHY) out of harm's way. Lauren is a former employee of evil entrepreneur EDGAR SONRISA, and she has testimony that can put Sonrisa away for life. Obviously, Sonrisa would like nothing more than to silence Eyes Only and kill Lauren.

Max bails on Logan's apartment at the first opportunity, but Logan tracks her down; he needs to make sure that she doesn't present a security risk to "Eyes Only." Although Max has no intention of compromising Logan's operation, she also has no interest in joining the "Eyes Only" crusade to save the world. Logan tries to change her mind by offering information - he knows about Manticore, the military base where she and the others like her were trained. He knows about the escape, about her genetic make-up. He can help her, but he needs her help first: she could be invaluable in keeping Lauren and Sophy safe until Lauren can testify against Sonrisa. But Max has no interest - she's too busy looking out for herself to risk her neck for people she doesn't even know.

Max goes about her business, trying to ignore her conscience... until matters hit too close to home to ignore anymore. Sonrisa's men kidnap Sophy and shoot Logan, whose sacrifice allows Lauren to escape. To make matters worse, Sonrisa's nefarious business dealings cost Max's neighbor his life. After sneaking into Logan's hospital room to make sure he's okay, Max springs into action.

She infiltrates Sonrisa's mansion during a party and convinces him that she can deliver Lauren to him. Instead, she turns the tables on Sonrisa and his thug BRUNO, who gun each other down. But the hard part is still to come. In order to rescue Sophy from Sonrisa's remaining goons, she has to sneak past the goons as well as Lydecker's men, who have gotten wind of her whereabouts by tapping Vogelsang's phones. Outsmarting the gun-toting villains, Max pits Lydecker's men against Sonrisa's, sneaks Sophy out the front door and returns her safe and sound to Lauren.

A few months later, Logan has recovered sufficiently to return to his "Eyes Only" duties. He's paralyzed from the waist down, but he'll live. He thanks Max for her involvement in the Sonrisa case, and reiterates his desire that she join the "Eyes Only" team. Again, Max declines, and again Logan baits her with information - this time, on Zack, the one Manticore escapee Max is most curious about. Logan and Max make a tentative agreement. Quid pro quo. She'll help him save the world if he'll help her put together the puzzle of her past, one piece at a time...

Pilot - Transcript

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