'Rama Trilogy Part 2: The Fugitive
By: Officer 1BDI
Before you start getting into the script, I'd like you to keep a few things in mind. One, this script takes place about three years after Fry, Leela and Bender have
all met. Two, this script is written so that Leela still knows nothing about her family by this time. Third, this script is all scenes, no acts. Fourth, I combined all
the chapters, which makes the script longer, but it should flow a little better (or so one hopes...)
"The Fugitive: Part 1"
CAPTION: Futurama: Bigger, Longer, and Uncensored
by Rupert Murdoch
TV SCREEN: Couch Gag from The Simpsons
TEXT: May 8 3003
INT NEW NEW YORK-- PLANET EXPRESS BUILDING-- MORNING
ZOOMS between the buildings of NNY until it sees the Planet
Express Building, which FRY and BENDER are walking towards. They're talking
to each other.
ZOOM to Fry and Bender
FRY: Man, why's everything red around here?
BENDER: The building's always been red, you
FRY: No, not that. I mean back there!
Fry points behind him, where the whole town is decorated in
red banners and sales on candy, flowers and jewelry are being announced.
BENDER: Where have you _been_? Mother's Day
is in a week.
FRY: Mother's Day? Oh God! I forgot again!
BENDER: What are you talking about? Your mom's
been dead for centuries.
FRY: Oh yeah. Wait, what about Leela? What's
she gonna do this year?
BENDER: Probably what she does every year.
Run out of the building in tears and come back the next day like nothing happened.
Fry pushes the door open and pauses.
FRY: Must be tough being an orphan your whole
life. Maybe I should do something with her this year.
BENDER: Like what?
FRY: (annoyed) I dunno. What am I, the 411?
Bender and Fry walk in.
CUT TO- PE CONFERENCE ROOM
HERMES is holding a meeting with the crew when Bender and Fry
HERMES: (annoyed) Where have you two been,
mon? It's almost noon!
FRY: Um . . . The bus broke down.
There happens to be a window behind Fry that looks out towards
the streets. A bus suddenly drives up and pulls over to let a few people off.
FARNSWORTH: Oh, well then. In any case, you
must know that this year, we've gotten so many Mother's Day orders, that I'm
afraid that I'm going to have to double you're delivery hours. (Groans from
the crew) Now, starting today , you'll be making deliveries to Hafern 23, Wendig
5, Lerrum, Vardon . . .
As the Professor continues talking, Fry slips into a daze and
dully looks around, until he sees Leela, growing uneasy with every planet being
named. He starts feeling sorry for her.
FARNSWORTH: Desser 45, Bennyon 6 . . .
FRY: (interrupting) Um . . . professor?
FARNSWORTH: Wha . . . yes?
FRY: Shouldn't I start loading those things
on the ship?
FARNSWORTH: Well . . . I suppose . . .
FRY: And could Leela help me?
Leela perks up, surprised.
HERMES: I don' think you need Leela's help.
FRY: Yes I do.
FARNSWORTH: Well, if you actually saw all of
the gifts, I do believe that . . .
FRY: (dragging Leela out with him) Thanksbye!
CUT TO- PE HANGER
Fry continues to drag Leela into the hanger until she yanks
her arm away.
LEELA: What were you doing?
FRY: Getting you out of there before we both
LEELA: (angry) Why?
FRY: Oh come on. You were getting so depressed
in there, _I_ couldn't stand you.
LEELA: Oh. You noticed?
FRY: Noticed? You looked like you were ready
to kill yourself, Leela.
LEELA: No I . . . (realizing) *sigh* thanks,
FRY: No problem. (PAUSE) Look, if you need
anything . . .
LEELA: Fry, every year, I get so worked up
over this, and this year, I just wanted to forget about everything. So if you
want to help, just don't bring it up. For once, I'd like to forget that next
week is Mother's Day.
Bender walks in, carrying a box of "candy" in one hand and half
a dozen metallic roses in the other.
BENDER: Hey Leela! Do you think I should send
my mom the Liquor-Covered Lug Nuts or the Iron Roses?
Leela looks from one gift to the other, getting teary-eyed.
LEELA: Excuse me.
Leela runs out of the room. Fry watches her leave, then turns
and glares at Bender.
BENDER: Um . . . so, whadda you think, the
nuts or roses?
CUT TO- PE HANGER- THE DAY BEFORE MOTHER'S DAY
The hanger is now full of last-minute Mother's Day gifts to
ship around the universe. Leela looks over the gifts in a bit of a slum, and
then looks over the calendar on the wall, where all the days up to the day before
Mother's Day are crossed out, and Mother's Day is circled. Leela sighs depressingly.
Fry is in the background, loading the gifts into the ship.
FRY: Man, we're gonna be busy today.
BENDER: I know. Better put an extra six-pack
AMY walks in and comes up to Leela.
AMY: Hey, Leela?
AMY: Um, I was wondering . . . if it wasn't
too much trouble . . . could you drop me off at Mars? (Leela turns around and
stares at her) I wouldn't ask, but my car broke down and I promised mom that
I'd come over this weekend to spend tomorrow with her.
LEELA: (sarcastic) Oh, and I suppose next you'll
want me to send your boyfriend to _his_ mother's since you're not going to be
here to chauffeur him around.
AMY: Yeah! Would you?
Leela glares at her and storms out of the room.
AMY: Well, are you going to or not?
CUT TO- PE SHIP- MONTAGE
As the day proceeds on, Leela's forced to drive the ship around
to send gifts to other mothers other than her's, and with every trip she gets
more aggravated and upset. Finally, when she thinks that it's all over . . .
CUT TO- PE CONFERENCE ROOM- EVENING
Leela, Fry and Bender come out of the ship, looking exhausted.
LEELA'S MIND: Thank God that's over with. Now
I won't have to endure any more stupid Mother's Day reminders . . .
They all enter the conference room, only to find the rest of
the crew wrapping their own gifts for Mother's Day. Leela sighs, annoyed, and
takes a seat with Fry and Bender. Hermes pulls out a pre-wrapped package.
HERMES: Oh, Amy. Your mom sent this over.
AMY: Really? Cool.
She grabs the package and rips it open. Out falls a pile of
AMY: Oh God, not again!
ZOIDBERG: What's wrong?
AMY: Mom does this every Mother's Day! Every
year, she sends some stupid clothes, or a crib, or a bunch of diapers and bottles,
'cause she thinks it'll make me want to have a baby or something.
FRY: Why don't you just tell her to stop?
AMY: Why would I? I'm gonna trade them in and
get the cash for a new car.
BENDER: But why would you need to trade in
stuff for cash? You're a billionaire.
Before Amy can speak, Farnsworth interrupts.
FARNSWORTH: Now, I know you're all going to
hate me terribly for this, but I have decided to risk mutiny this week; because
of our enormous quantities of shipping, and what with the differences in time
around the universe, you'll all have to work tomorrow.
The crew's reaction is not pleasant.
HERMES: Work tomorrow? But I was gonna visit
BENDER: Aw, c'mon Professor! My mom blows a
fuse when I don't show up. And then I spend hours trying to reconnect her again!
The crew continues to object loudly to this, all totally ignoring
Leela, who throughout this time has grown more angry.
ZOOM TO- LEELA
LEELA: (SOTTO, tense) Don't say anything .
. . It's not their fault . . . they don't know any better . . .
But the objections become louder and more direct, and finally,
Leela, erm, snaps.
LEELA: SHUT UP!
The room falls silent and everyone turns towards Leela.
LEELA: I can't stand this! (mocking) Oh, my
plans are ruined. I'm going to miss one day with my mother because of work.
Oh, this is so terrible. (upset) All week, all you've been talking about is
"Mom's Day" this, and "Mom's Day" that. And I can't take it anymore! Am I oblivious
to you guys? Do you even care?
BENDER: Obviously not.
LEELA: I thought that for once, I wouldn't
be left out . . . now I know better . . .
Leela runs out of the room sobbing. The rest of the crew glance
at each other with guilty faces, all except for Bender.
BENDER: There she goes again, always thinking
Fry heads out of the room after Leela.
CUT TO- OUTSIDE PE
Leela's sitting in front of the office, crying her heart out.
Fry comes out and watches her sadly for a few seconds.
FRY: Leela . . . you okay?
Leela shoots him the mother of all glares.
FRY: Okay . . . wrong question . . .
LEELA: (monotone) Fry, sit down. (He does)
I'm really sorry about what happened in there. I wasn't talking about you.
FRY: Are you sure you're gonna be OK tomorrow?
LEELA: (annoyed) I'm not a little kid, Fry.
I can take care of myself.
FRY: You just seem more paranoid this year
LEELA: (sarcastic) Well, it would be nice to
have a family to share tomorrow with.
LEELA: I know you're trying to help, and I
appreciate that. But, there's really nothing you can do.
Leela and Fry look at each other, and once again, something
passes between them. They lean in a little closer, eyes full of love, almost
about to kiss when . . .
BENDER: (opens door) Are you done buttering
her up or . . . Woah! Am I interrupting something here?
LEELA: (embarrassed) No.
Both of them stand, and she pushes past Bender and goes back
inside. Fry looks at Bender for as second. Then he slaps the back of Bender's
FRY: What did you do that for? I almost got
her that time!
EXT ROBOT ARMS APARTMENT-- FRY AND BENDER'S APT.-- LATER THAT
Bender and Fry are talking about Leela. Fry's locked himself
in the bathroom while Bender's standing around, drinking a beer.
FRY: (OS) She said something about wanting
BENDER: A _family_? Aw . . . that can't be
FRY: (pokes his head out) Why?
BENDER: Fry, when a woman says she want's a
family, that means she wants to _start_ a family. Just like when they say they're
not your type, that means you're a jerk. Or when they ask you if they look fat,
they mean you'd better say no or I'll kick you outta my house so fast . . .
FRY: Since when do you know so much about women,
BENDER: Since never. I'm just guessing.
FRY: (comes out) You're not helping! Seriously,
what should I do?
BENDER: Well, she told you there was nothing
you could do. So why worry?
FRY: Because I want to do something. She just
seems so lonely all the time . . . hey, maybe I should ask her out to dinner.
BENDER: (spits out his beer) You wanna take
out Ms. Emotional on a date?
FRY: It's not a _date_. It's a . . . um . .
. er . . . yeah, I guess it is a date.
BENDER: You're not trying to go for her, are
FRY: Well . . . yeah.
BENDER: Fry, there are two people who go looking
for chances like that, and I'll be damned if I ever become one of them. The
first are desperate fools looking for any love that walks their path. The second
. . . (shudders)
BENDER: The second type really love the person.
And believe me, you'd have to be pretty stupid to fall in love.
FRY: Oh. Which one do I wanna be?
BENDER: (insistent) The first one.
EXT LEELA'S HOME-- LEELA'S BEDROOM-- MOTHER'S DAY MORNING
Leela wakes up, smiles at the sight of Nibbler curled up at
her feet, and then takes a look towards her calendar. She sighs depressingly
and lies back in bed, wide-eyed and wondering.
FARNSWORTH: (VO) Now, I know you're all going
to hate me terribly for this . . . you'll all have to work tomorrow.
Leela throws her covers over her face.
FARNSWORTH: (VO) Don't try to hide your face
when I'm talking to you!
Leela slowly lifts the covers from her face, confused.
CUT TO PE CONFERENCE ROOM- LATER
Half the crew is awake and grumbling over their latest day of
work. Fry and Bender walk in.
FRY: Hey, whaddup?
HERMES: Nothin', unless you note dat Leela's
FRY: Leela's _missing_? Didn't anyone try to
call her or anything?
ZOIDBERG: Not yet.
AMY: Guh! We know why she's gone. She's so
angry with us, no wonder she didn't come in today.
FARNSWORTH: Well, I hope you're all happy.
After the way you all acted yesterday, it'll be a wonder if she comes in this
week at all.
BENDER: Hey! It was your fault that we started
FARNSWORTH: Be as it may, (SOTTO) which it
isn't, (to crew) I think we should still give her a couple of hours to cool
down. Maybe she'll come in later.
INT LITTLE NEPTUNE-- THAT AFTERNOON
A melancholy Leela is walking down the street, passing by every
indication of Mother's Day that's possible. Nibbler's at her heels, desperately
trying to keep up.
As they walk past the various alleys in the town, Nibbler sniffs
something strange in the air. He suddenly bolts down the hall of an alley, heading
straight to one of the few trash cans scattered around NNY. Leela looks down
and suddenly notices that Nibbler's missing, and heads down the same alley.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF NIBBLER
Nibbler, who's perched himself up on the rim of the can, looks
curiously into it, then looks back at Leela, confused. Back into the can, back
at Leela, and so forth. Finally, out of puzzlement, he falls straight into the
LEELA: Nibbler. Get out of there, now! (No
response) God, Nibbler. Sometimes you . . .
As Leela bends over to dig Nibbler out, she reels back in surprise.
Nibbler pokes his head above the rim and looks into the can, back at Leela,
back at the can . . .
INT PE HANGER-- NOON
Fry, Bender and Amy are all in the hanger. Amy's filing her
nails, Bender's reading porn, and Fry's pacing wildly.
AMY: Well you stop it, Fry? I can't hear myself
FRY: Where is she? She should have been here
BENDER: Don't worry. Leela's a tough one. She'll
come around. And if she doesn't, more booze for me!
FRY: Maybe I should call her. (Leaves)
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
Fry tries to use the Video Phone to call Leela, but he gets
no results. Finally, he gets a recording.
MESSAGE: Hi, this is Leela. I'm not home right now, but if you
could leave a name and number, I'll call you as soon a I can.
FRY: Leela? Are you there? (PAUSE) Leela? C'mon,
pick up! *Sigh* Look, call me, okay?
Fry hangs up and drags himself out of the room.
CUT TO- PE HANGER
Fry walks in looking disturbed.
BENDER: Well, what's wrong? She still ticked?
FRY: (worried) She wasn't even home. Maybe
I should go over there.
AMY: Fry, stop freaking out already! She's
fine. I'm sure if anything came up, she would have called us.
FRY: Yeah, I guess you're right.
INT FRY AND BENDER'S APT.-- THAT EVENING
Fry's lying in bed, trying to get to sleep, but not succeeding.
Suddenly, his VideoPhone rings. He tosses on a robe and hurries to pick it up.
Leela's on the other end of the line, standing in a sterile white hallway, looking
exhausted and concerned at the same time.
LEELA: Hi Fry.
FRY: Leela! Oh my God! Where were you? I've
been trying to call you all day! Why didn't you come to work?
LEELA: Look, I'm sorry I didn't come in . .
. wait, you were trying to call me?
FRY: What happened?
LEELA: Look . . . I would have come in, but
something came up. In fact, I need to tell you . . .
SPEAKER: (background, on Leela's side) Code Blue on Level 5.
FRY: Wait . . . Code Blue . . . Leela, are
you in a hospital?
FRY: Is anything wrong? Do you want me to come
over or something?
LEELA: Fry, stop it. Nothing's wrong. But I
need you to tell Hermes that I might not be in tomorrow, okay?
FRY: Yeah, sure. But Leela . . .
LEELA: (rushed) I gotta go. Bye, Fry.
FRY: Leela, wait! Why . . . (she hangs up)
are you over there?
Fry stares at the screen for a second, then sighs and climbs
back into bed.
INT PE ENTRANCE-- THE NEXT MORNING
All is still in the entrance hall, until the door is suddenly
opened and Leela enters, Nibbler at her heels and a small clump of blankets
in her free arm. She looks around cautiously and walks through the building
towards the conference room. She attempts to sneak past a working Hermes, but
HERMES: Hey Leela.
LEELA: Oh, hi.
HERMES: Fry said you wouldn't be comin' in
LEELA: Well, I had a change of plans . . .
HERMES: I wouldn' have blamed you, after we
all acted like jackasses de other day. Sorry 'bout dat.
LEELA: Oh. Well, thank you. (PAUSE) Can I leave
HERMES: (confused) Um, yeah.
Leela rushes out and heads for the hanger. Hermes watches her,
scratching his head.
CUT TO- PE HANGER
Fry and Bender are hanging around, talking, when Leela comes
FRY: Hey, Leela!
LEELA: Hi Fry. (Rushes past)
FRY: Um . . . okay.
BENDER: (whispering) She's still angry at us.
FRY: But she was fine when I talked with her
BENDER: Didn't you hear a word I was saying?
Woman say what they _don't_ feel, moron, they show it by educing physical pain.
I bet she was carrying her laser under all those blankets!
Fry watches as she heads into the ship. Finally, he follows
CUT TO- PE SHIP- LEELA'S QUARTERS
Leela's in her quarters, sitting on her bed, fiddling with the
blankets and mumbling something.
LEELA: I can't believe I'm going to do this.
If I get caught, who knows what they'll do to me . . .
FRY: (in doorway) Leela?
Leela jumps at his voice and jerks her head around.
LEELA: Fry, what are you doing here?
FRY: I dunno. I wanted to see what was up.
You've been acting weird all week. (Raising his voice) And why were you at the
hospital last night?
LEELA: (shushing) Fry, be quiet. Okay, I was
at the hospital because . . . well, I got sidetracked. Something unexpected
FRY: Like . . .
LEELA: Well . . .
Leela trails off, unsure of what to say. She looks down towards
the blankets, avoiding Fry's gaze.
FRY: C'mon Leela, I won't tell anyone else.
You can trust me.
LEELA: (quick) No I can't. (Fry gives her a
hurt look) I'm sorry Fry, but I can't trust you to keep this a secret.
FRY: If it's so secret, then why'd you come
back to work?
LEELA: I needed to get something from Bender.
FRY: Like . . .
LEELA: I told you, I can't tell you.
FRY: What if I swore to you that I'd keep this
LEELA: What would that do?
FRY: I'm just trying to help.
LEELA: You can start by staying out of this.
It's none of your business.
FRY: Oh yeah? Let's just see how it's "none
of my business".
Fry reaches out to rip one of the blankets off.
LEELA: Fry, stop!
FRY: (shouting) MAKE ME!
The shouting seems to have an effect on the blankets.
Fry jumps away, shocked. Leela starts cradling the blankets,
crooning at them. The "blankets" stop wailing.
FRY: (studdering) Da . . . da.. dat's . . .
that's a . . .
Leela looks at him expectantly.
FRY: (CONT) That's a _baby_!
LEELA: _Now_ do you know why I didn't come
FRY: (babbling) You . . . he . . . da . . .
that's a baby! But how'd you . . . when did you . . . could I look at it?
Leela thinks for a second before giving a meek nod. Fry cautiously
lifts one of the blankets up and drops it on the floor in shock. We finally
see what the big deal was all about. The child (who BTW, isn't more than a week
old), is another cyclops, with a small fuzz of blue-grey hair on his head.
FRY: (SOTTO) That's a baby _cyclops_! (To Leela
in disbelief) Is he yours?!
LEELA: No! Of course not! (SOTTO) That's the
problem . . .
FRY: But I thought you were the only one of
LEELA: Not anymore.
FRY: Where did you find him?
LEELA: Actually, Nibbler sort of found him.
I was walking through Little Neptune with him yesterday, to clear my head, you
know? And we came to this alleyway, and we found the poor thing. (Angry) Dumped
in a trash can.
FRY: A trash can?
LEELA: Uh huh. He looked sort of sick, so I
took him over to the hospital, and they had to do all these stupid tests, but
he's fine now.
FRY: (CONT) Who the hell puts a baby in a trash
LEELA: (dryly) I don't know. The same type
of people who dump their kids on a pile of "Abandoned Property."
Fry realizes he's hit a hard choir with Leela. He tries to change
FRY: Can I hold him?
LEELA: Actually, I . . .
Fry's already taken the baby by this point. He hold him up close,
FRY: (smiling) Hey, he's kinda cute. In a weird
sort of way.
LEELA: Fry, be careful with him. He might do
FRY: Aw, c'mon. What can he do, except cry
and sleep . . .
The kid suddenly spits up on Fry's jacket. Fry holds him away
at arm's length.
LEELA: . . .and throw up.
FRY: Eeeewww! Get it off me!
Leela takes the baby from Fry and throws him a blanket. He starts
wiping himself off with it.
LEELA: Oh stop whining. I warned you.
FRY: You didn't tell me that he just ate.
Fry takes off his jacket and tosses it and the blanket on the
floor, frustrated. He glares at the baby.
FRY: So what're you gonna do with him? Put
him up for adoption?
LEELA: (quiet) Actually, I'm going to adopt
FRY: You're gonna _what_?!
LEELA: Please, would you just keep this under
your hat until I figure out how I'm going to do this without getting busted?
FRY: Wait, how could you get busted for . .
Bender unexpectedly struts in.
BENDER: Yo Fry, are you coming out or whAAAHHH!
(Points at the infant and starts freaking out) WHAT THE HECK IS THAT THING?
CUT TO- PE CONFERENCE ROOM- LATER
The whole crew is sitting around the table, staring at Leela
and this new addition. Their back is to the entrance of the kitchen.
BENDER: You're _adopting_ him!? Why'd you go
ahead and adopt a kid? Wasn't the garbage disposal enough?
LEELA: First of all, Nibbler isn't a garbage
disposal, he's just sensibly challenged when it comes to food.
In the background, Nibbler sniffs around the kitchen, and starts
eating various appliances as Leela talks.
LEELA: (CONT.) And second, I couldn't just
leave the poor thing where I found him. (Snuggling him) He needs me.
AMY: But couldn't you have just put him in
an orphanage or something?
LEELA: Uh-uh. I _refuse_ to put him through
that. Besides, no one's going to adopt him, he's too . . .
BENDER: Just plain butt-ugly?
LEELA: Not exactly.
ZOIDBERG: But how can you take care of this
kid by yourself? I hear it's hard enough for a young human to be cared for by
SFX: DULL SCREECH
Nibbler has pulled the refrigerator from it's place, into the
camera's view, and starts eating it. No one notices.
LEELA: (defensive) Hey! I practically raised
myself as a kid. I can handle this, okay? (PAUSE) Um . . . Amy, about all the
stuff your mom sent you . . .
AMY: They're yours.
FRY: So he's yours now? That's it?
LEELA: (shakes her head) That's the problem.
The only way he's legally mine is if I adopt him, but it's against the law to
let a single person adopt anything that's not a pet. I don't know how I'm going
to pull it off. (Glaring at Fry) Which was why I didn't want to tell you in
the first place until I settled this with Bender . . .
AMY: Why don't you just have Fry pose as your
husband or something?
Fry slyly drapes his arm around Leela's waist.
FRY: (half-joking) Yeah. We never got to the
honeymoon part of our little Titanic trip, "fiancee".
LEELA: Are you _that_ eager to loose another
Fry gets the point and quickly yanks his arm away.
LEELA: It wouldn't work anyway. They'd probably
ask for proof of marriage or something. Which is why I wanted to see you, Bender.
(SOTTO) Oh Gawd, I'm never going to live this down . . . do you have an adoption
certificate lying around that we could possibly forge?
BENDER: Say no more, my cyclops friend. You
see, while we were paying a visit to the Center of Buerocracy, I managed to
grab a few blank papers off some guy. I figured I could make a few bucks off
of them. The guy almost didn't let them go, but I got 'em anyway.
LEELA: (hopeful) Really? Which papers?
BENDER: Let's see . . .
Bender reaches into his chest compartment and pulls out 'the
guy's' arm clutching a stack full of papers. He flips through the papers, reading
off their various names.
BENDER: (CONT) Death, Marraige, Career Chip,
Birth . . . Wait a minute. Why don't you just use the Birth Certifiacte?
LEELA: How would that help?
BENDER: Well . . . you're not gonna like this
. . . but you could pretend you're his mom . . .
LEELA: (dryly) That's the whole point of this,
BENDER: Wait, hear me out. You pretend your
his _real_ mom, and you just sign yourself up as the mother. Then they can't
take him away from you.
LEELA: Bender, that's breaking about five hundred
inferior laws right there. What if his real mom ever comes looking for him?
BENDER: That won't happen.
AMY: Bender's right. I mean, look at you; 28
years later, and you're still an orphan.
Leela attempts to glares down Amy, who doesn't notice. She looks
from the baby, to Bender waving the papers, back to the baby . . .
LEELA: Bender, give me that Birth Certificate.
Bender hands it over to her, and she looks it over.
LEELA: This is going to take me forever to
fill out. I don't know when he was born, who his father it . . . I don't even
know what I want to name him!
FRY: Oh, I know! How about Mark?
Before Leela can comment . . .
BENDER: (rolls his eyes) Bor-ing!
AMY: Or Steven. I had a boyfriend named Steven.
Actually, I had two, but they spelled their names different. See, one spelled
it S-T-E-P-H . . .
BENDER: (interrupting) Hon, all of your boyfriends'
names could fill up a Phone Book, so if you'd mind, please spare us the comparison.
ZOIDBERG: What about Zeggre. Very popular name
BENDER: (raising an eyebrow at Zoidberg) Your
planet sure has a weird definition of "popular".
LEELA: This is even harder with you guys around.
BENDER: Aw, forget this. I'm gonna get a beer.
Bender leaves, and the rest of the crew starts talking at once.
Leela throws her hands over her ears.
BENDER: (OS) Hey! Where's the fridge?
INT SHOT- PE CONFERENCE ROOM- EVEN LATER
The table is abandoned, all except for Leela, cradling the baby
in one arm and studying the forms with her free hand. Farnsworth walks in.
FARNSWORTH: Are you still stuck on that name
LEELA: Yeah. I have everything else filled
out, but I can't think of any name that sounds good.
FARNSWORTH: You know, there was a rather famous
professor before my time, Professor Aaron Isaac Newt, who was one of the discoverers
of our current system of traveling. It was he who discovered that faster-than-light-speed
travel was possible by the average man. Of course, everyone thought he was mad
for his theory of space travel, but he got the last laugh, after he invented
Soylent Cola, oh yes.
The Professor suddenly blanks out. Leela stares at him.
LEELA: Um, Professor . . .
FARNSWORTH: (snapping out of it) Wha . . .
oh dear. Sorry about that. (Leaves, mumbling)
LEELA: (sighing) Aaron Isaac Newt. (Brightening)
Leela turns back to the form, and under NAME, she puts Aaron.
LEELA: Well, I guess that's that. (Smiling)
You're mine now, Aaron.
"The Fugitive: Part 2"
by: Officer 1BDI
Just a few reminders; there are no more introductions (the scene
number will not start over at 1), and even though Simpson characters appear
from here on in, this is NOT a Simpsons Vs. Futurama Spin-Off!
And now, here''s Part 2.
EXT SHOT- TEXT
Text: One Month Later
EXT MILKY WAY GALAXY-- PE SHIP
On the bridge of the ship, everything seems back to normal.
Bender''s drinking a beer and reading porn at the same time, Fry''s asleep on
the couch, Amy''s calling up one of her latest boyfriends on the VideoPhone,
and Leela''s driving the ship, looking tired. It seems like nothing''s drastically
changed, until Nibbler scrambles onto the bridge and into Leela''s lap, holding
LEELA: (mumbling) Hi Nibbler. What''s wrong...
AARON: (OS) WAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!
LEELA: Not again... (calling) Okay, I''m coming!
(To Amy) Amy, could you cut that short and take over for a second?
AMY: (annoyed) Yeah. (To VideoPhone) We''ll
talk tonight, ''K Ramon?
Leela grumbles as she follows Nibbler out of the bridge.
CUT TO- LEELA''S QUARTERS
Back into her room, where her quarters have gained quite a few
items, including a crib. Aaron is lying in the crib, still crying.
LEELA: (entering, grumbling more to herself
than anyone) woke me up at two in the morning... ...had me scrambling to the
store to get another batch of formula... spend half an hour mixing it……then
he falls asleep before he drinks the damn bottle... I swear, if he wakes up
screaming one more time, I''m...
Leela looks over at Aaron, who stops crying when he sees her
and whimpers, reaching up for her. She softens up.
LEELA: (baby-talk tone) Oh, don''t cry, sweetie.
(Picks him up and starts cradling him) It''s okay. Mommy''s here...
Bender comes into the doorway, rolling his eyes.
BENDER: (sarcastic) You know, ""mommy"" there''s
an easier way to get him to shut up.
LEELA: Get out, Bender.
BENDER: (CONT) Yeah, all you have to do is
cover him in dog food...
BENDER: (CONT) ...dump him in Nib''s food dish,
and viola, no more tears. Of course, then there''s no more Aaron, but...
Leela slams the door in Bender''s face.
BENDER: (OS) _What_?
INT PE STAFF ROOM
The crew has gathered in the Staff Lounge to relax and kick
back with some TV. Or, to be more precise, to kick back and fight over what
to watch on TV. Bender and Fry are standing behind the couch (which Leela (holding
Aaron) and Amy are sitting on), Fry trying to grab the remote out of Bender''s
BENDER: South Park!
BENDER: South Park!
AMY: What''s the difference? They''re both
FRY: Yeah, but these cartoons have class. (To
Bender) Give me the remote!
BENDER: Make me!
He holds it high over his head. Fry pounces for it and topples
over the couch, nearly landing on Leela and Aaron.
LEELA: Will you guys knock it off? I''m trying
to get Aaron back to sleep.
BENDER: Why? He''ll just wake up again in an
Fry sees his chance and grabs the remote from Bender. He flips
it to FOX but his high hopes for his Simpson show are soon dashed. The program
has been interrupted by the latest news report, via Morbo and his Co-Worker.
FRY: Aw man.
BENDER: He he he. My turn! (Snatches remote
LEELA: Wait, I want to hear this.
CUT TO- TV
ANCHORWOMAN: DOOP was left devastated this
morning after reports of hostile activities of Pluto were reported earlier this
week. It seems that the race of... um... erm... (to Morbo) can you read this?
MORBO: You puny humans will soon regret handing
over your decisions to us.
ANCHORWOMAN: (Laughs) Anyway, a hostile race
of octopus-like aliens had taken control of Pluto earlier, leaving the icy planet
in flames and killing millions. Grant?
They cut to a camera view of Pluto in it''s current condition.
The towns are now piles of ashes, and the majority of the people around the
area are just the frozen remains of burnt bodies. GRANT comes up to the camera.
GRANT: Well, as you can see here, there''s
nothing left of Pluto''s capitol, Mihkee, but DOOP had sworn that these menaces
known as... (looking over a paper) um... how do you say this? Anyway, these
aliens will be stopped. And that...
ANCHORWOMAN: Grant, there''s something behind
Grant turns around in time to see a long green tentacle reach
out and grabs him around the waist. He starts beating at it wildly.
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
The crew watches the report in shock. You can still hear Grant
scream off-camera. Leela looks down at Aaron (who''s watching this, wide-eyed)
and covers his eye.
FRY: Um…… nice graphics.
VOICE: (OS) Greetings, humans and humanoids.
CUT TO- TV
The shot is now showing two rather familiar one-eyed aliens
on-camera. The source of the voice speaks.
KANG: I am Kang, ruler of my species, the wrath
of the destruction that you have witnessed.
KODOS: And I am his sister, Kodos.
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
Something occurs to Fry.
FRY: Wait! I know them! They were characters
on The Simpsons. (Realizing) But... I thought they weren''t real.
LEELA: Well, apparently, they are.
FRY: Did you know about these guys?
LEELA: Never heard of them.
CUT TO- TV
KANG: We mean no harm to the rest of you...
Kodos whispers something to Kang.
KANG: Oh. Right. (To camera) We mean hostile
harm to you all if our demands are not met. We want the Fugitive. Until you
turn him in to us, we will continue destroying all of your planets in this galaxy.
That is all.
Kang sits there, waiting for something. Kodos taps him on the
KODOS: Um, I think you have to turn it off
KANG: Oh, for the love of...
The TV goes blank. Then it flickers to the Newsroom.
ANCHORWOMAN: Um... Thank you, Grant.
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
The crew remains silent for a few seconds.
FRY: If they want ''The Fugitive'', maybe we
could transform PE into a set again, and this time I could play...
LEELA: You moron. They weren''t looking for
a movie. They''re really looking for some criminal.
AMY: (sarcastic) Yeah. Real nice description
they gave us, though.
LEELA: Well, if he were here, we''d have known
about it by now. But I think we should stay prepared. These guys seem a little
dull in the head.
BENDER: Eh, I wouldn''t worry about it. Things''ll
probably blow over soon.
As the days and weeks go on, reports of further attacks on Saturn,
Neptune, Mars and Venus are flooding in. With every attack, the aliens become
more frustrated, and the PE crew becomes more concerned. Until finally...
INT PE STAFF ROOM
Fry''s lounging on the couch, flipping channels, when he comes
across another News Report.
CUT TO- TV
MORBO: In more joyous news, the race of hostile
aliens has targeted their next victims, the pathetic race of humans on our own
planet earth. They will start in the lesser-known capitals like Paris and London,
and eventually work their way to cities like New New York and Washington, the
District of Chaos.
ANCHORWOMAN: Makes me feel even better about
living in LA, right Morbo?
Someone off-screen hands Morbo a sheet of paper.
MORBO: This just in, LA is also a prime target.
INT PE CONFERENCE ROOM
Everyone is at the conference table, minus Aaron.
LEELA: Are you sure that''s what they said?
BENDER: We''re boned.
ZOIDBERG: Wait! I heard they''re planning to
launch a counter-attack on the aliens.
LEELA: That''s a relief. Who''s leading it?
ZOIDBERG: Zapp Brannigan.
BENDER: We are _so_ boned.
AMY: Gawd, why can''t we ever get a decent
captain to lead these missions? Like Joah Sheecera or something?
FRY: Yeah! I know! And who''s Goan Ceeshera?
Everyone looks over at Fry, shocked.
BENDER: Where have you been?
FRY: Hey, I can''t help it if I don''t know
my own cultural icons!
LEELA: Fry, Joah Sheecera is an extremely famous
rebel captain. He''s always fought in the biggest battles in the known universe,
and so far, he''s never lost. He''s probably the bravest, most courageous captain
FRY: Yeah, well if he''s so famous, how come
he isn''t fighting in this war now?
LEELA: Because no one knows where to find him.
He apparently doesn''t have any home, and he''s usually wandering any random
part of the universe. Unless he finds out about it from other sources, Captain
Sheecera has no idea about what''s going on now. The truth is, no one except
for his own crew has ever actually seen him. No one knows anything about him.
FRY: So, you''re saying our fate lies in the
hands of some guy who has no clue what''s going on? We''re doomed!
LEELA: First of all, our fate has nothing to
do with Captain Sheecera. And we''re not totally doomed yet.
HERMES: Leela''s right. We can just take the
ship and fly outta here, right?
FARNSWORTH: Unfortunately, they thought of
that. The bastards have their ships planted everywhere in the galaxy. There''s
no way we could escape alive! We can''t even make our deliveries.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF LEELA
As the professor continues talking, Leela starts thinking...
FARNSWORTH: (CONT) It would take an ace pilot
to dodge their artillery.
LEELA: Hey, _I''m_ an ace pilot! What if we
try to dodge them?
FRY: _Try_ to? Are you like really fond of
death or something?
LEELA: No. But what else are we going to do?
Just sit here and wait to die? The most we can do is try. Right?
LEELA: So…… if anything happens, just come
to the office, and we''ll try to escape.
FRY: What if we don''t make it?
LEELA: Well, then... we don''t make it.
BENDER: Yeah. I guess I''m ready to die if
FRY: What is it with you and ''going with the
BENDER: If you don''t like it then you can
just... hey, where''s Leela?
Fry looks over towards the hanger and watches Leela board the
INT PE SHIP- LEELA''S QUARTERS
Leela is leaning over the crib, watching over a sleeping Aaron.
She leans over to play with his hair and sighs loudly.
LEELA: What was I thinking? I can''t get them
off earth. (To Aaron) If I screw up, then we''ll both die, and there''s no more
Leela suddenly yanks herself out of such a thought.
LEELA: (SOTTO, scolding) No. I can''t think
FRY: (OS) Think like what?
Leela turns and sees Fry in the doorway.
LEELA: Why do you keep following me?
FRY: I''m bored. But don''t get all freaked
out over this. You''re the best captain I know.
LEELA: But you only know a few other captains.
(Dryly) And one of them is Zapp.
FRY: Your point?
LEELA: Fry, I don''t want to let everyone down.
If I make one mistake, just one, then we''re all dead!
FRY: But you''re not gonna make a mistake.
I know you won''t. And maybe we won''t even have to escape.
LEELA: (hopeful) Really? Why?
FRY: Because Zapp''s launching an attack on
Leela''s face crumbles.
EXT NIMBUS-- BRIDGE-- NEXT DAY
Waiting on the bridge is the DOOP crew, listening to one of
ZAPP''s lectures. As soon as he''s done lecturing, Zapp joins KIF over at a
ZAPP: Did you recruit everyone on... (looks
around cautiously, then leans into Kif) The List?
KIF: Yes Sir. (reading off a list, crossing
off names) That''s the last of them. Except for... (shudders) Oh God, you can''t
ZAPP: (looks at list ) Ah yes, my lover Leela.
As soon as she''s recruited, she''ll be mine faster than you can say... um...
KIF: Easy street, sir?
ZAPP: No! You''re supposed to say that _after_
KIF: Sir, did it ever occur to you that maybe
that night _was_ a mistake, and she wants nothing to do with you?
ZAPP: Of course I haven''t. Now give me that
number so I can call her and personally request for her services.
Zapp grabs the number from Kif and turns to the phone, looking
it over, trying to figure it out.
ZAPP: Um... ah... yes that looks right... no
wait... Kif, you dial.
Kif (reluctantly) dials in the number. Hermes picks up.
ZAPP: Yes, is Captain Leela there?
HERMES: Yeah. I''ll get her.
Hermes leaves and Leela comes back a couple of seconds later.
LEELA: Yes... (disappointed) Oh. Hi Zapp.
ZAPP: I have requested that you join my force.
LEELA: Why should I?
ZAPP: Um... it''s for the good of the galaxy.
LEELA: Among other things.
ZAPP: (amorous) Does it matter? You can''t
hide it Leela. You know you want me.
LEELA: No I don''t.
KIF: It''ll have to be a better reason than
ZAPP: You stay out of this. (To Leela) So,
why don''t you come and get me?
LEELA: You want to know why? Fine.
Leela walks off camera for a second, and comes back holding
LEELA: How''s this for ''Why?''
ZAPP: (flustered) Well... um, yes... I guess
that could... wait a minute, when did you have a ba...
LEELA: Bye Zapp. (Hangs up)
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
Leela sits in a chair, grinning over her success.
FRY: (walking in) What happened?
LEELA: Oh, nothing. Let''s just say I avoided
yet another disaster.
AMY: (OS) Leela, help! Bender''s caught in
the engine, and it keeps switching it on and off! It''s stuck on automatic!
You can hear Bender scream, then sigh with relief, and scream
again as the engine keeps turning on and off.
INT STAFF ROOM
The crew is eagerly watching the latest report on the war between
them and their alien foes.
CUT TO- TV
ANCHORWOMAN: It seems that DOOP was terribly
defeated earlier this afternoon. Over 60 thousand ships went down, and the death
toll has reached over 67 million. A new record, I believe.
LEELA: (VO) Oh no...
ANCHORWOMAN: (CONT) Surprisingly enough, it
seems that Captain Zapp Brannigan and his ship the Nimbus retreated halfway
through the fight, unharmed. Captain Brannigan has declined all interviews.
CUT TO- PE STAFF ROOM
LEELA: (fretting) Oh... this is all my fault!
None of them knew what they were doing. If I''d actually joined that crew and
fought with them...
FARNSWORTH: (interrupting) Then you would have
died as well. Leela, I''m glad you didn''t join that crew. You''re the best
pilot I''ve had, and I''d hate to loose you to a captain like theirs.
LEELA: (embarrassed) Um... thanks, Professor.
FARNSWORTH: Besides, my insurance doesn''t
cover death by alien invasion.
FRY: Hey, what about us? When do we get attacked?
ANCHORWOMAN: (VO) New New York and Washington
DC can expect their attacks within the next few days.
FRY: Should we stay here tonight?
LEELA: (calming down) No. We don''t even know
when they''ll attack. (Reassuring) They wouldn''t attack us tonight. Who knows,
maybe Joah Sheecera will come through for us.
FRY: Leela, give it up. He''s not gonna just
come out of the sky and save our sorry butts.
BENDER: Exactly. Although, Leela''s got a point.
The aliens are too dumb to see that we''re weak and vulnerable in this pitiful
stage to fight back. (To Leela) By the way, can I borrow your laser tonight?
"The Fugitive: Part 3"
by: Officer 1BDI
INT FRY AND BENDER''S APARTMENT- FRY''S ROOM- THAT EVENING
Fry''s concerns over the war have finally gotten to his subconsciousness.
As he tosses and turns, trying to fall into a deeper sleep, he fades into an
FADE TO- FRY''S DREAM SEQUENCE
In his dream, Fry''s running down the street, racing to keep
ahead of Kang, who''s chasing after him with laser gun. He shoots at Fry, but
misses and pulls out a larger gun. Fry sees this and runs faster. Kang shoots,
misses, and pulls out a harpoon gun. Once again, he shoots, misses (do you see
a pattern here?), and after a few more instances like this, Fry finally comes
across an alleyway. He dives into it, hiding behind a set of trash cans.
FRY: He he he... he''s out of guns.
Suddenly, Kang pulls out a giant missile launcher (hey, it''s
a dream) and aims it towards the cans.
Kang fires, and Fry''s about to become headless, when someone
grabs him and pulls him out of the way. It''s Leela.
LEELA: Come on!
Leela starts dragging Fry through the alley, which has suddenly
become endless. They come to a T in the path, and Leela motions for Fry to stay
there. She walks into the right road in the T, out of Fry''s view. There''s
a sudden flash of light, and Leela lets out a blood curling scream.
The scene freezes.
ANNOUNCER: This hellish nightmare is brought
to you by Robofresh! Made by Robots, for Robots!
END DREAM SEQUENCE
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
Fry bolts up in bed, gasping, half asleep.
FRY: Leela! Lee... (wakes up)
Fry looks around, puzzled, when he suddenly hears a scream outside.
He jumps at the voice and throws his covers over him. There''s a few seconds
of silence (Fry pokes his head out), and there''s another scream (Fry hides
again). Finally, Fry throws the blankets off and throws open the curtains of
a near-by window. Below, the buildings across the street are in flames. The
aliens (including Kang and Kodos) are breaking hell loose all over town, torching
buildings, dragging people out of their homes and shooting them out in the streets
with flame throwers (or some futuristic weapon similar to them). Fry reels back.
FRY: Oh. My. God.
Suddenly, Bender comes in the room.
BENDER: Hey, what''s the deal?!
FRY: They''re here! Those alien guys are here
and they''re torching New New York! Look!
Fry drags Bender over to the window just in time to witness
Kodos take a flame thrower, aim it at a passer-by, and... let''s just say he''d
really like some water at that point. The two watch with open mouths. Bender
finds the strength to say one thing and only one thing.
BENDER: Well, I''m going back to bed. G''night.
FRY: (shaking Bender) Don''t you get it? We''re
BENDER: Yeah, whatever... (realizing) aw crap.
CUT TO- FRY''S ROOM- TWO MINUTES LATER
A fully dressed Fry is currently shoving anything he can get
his hands on into a suitcase; a few Slurm cans, a Playboy Magazine, his wallet.
Bender, in the meantime, is in the kitchen, frantically emptying the fridge
of anything alcoholic.
FRY: (to Bender) You finish packing. I''m gonna
BENDER: (OS) _Leela_? Why her? She''s a jerk!
And she doesn''t owe me money!
Fry ignores him and dials her number.
INT LEELA''S HOME - LEELA''S BEDROOM
Leela''s sleeping peacefully, when suddenly the phone rings.
She rolls over, groans, and hits a button on the dresser next to her bed. A
VideoPhone screen pops up, showing a frantic Fry.
LEELA: (mumbling) Fry... what is it? It''s
almost two in the morning.
FRY: Leela, you have to get out of there. Now!
LEELA: What? But...
FRY: They''re here! They''re here right now!
I can''t talk long, but you''ve got to call the others and get out of there.
They''re totaling the city!
LEELA: Okay, don''t panic. I''ll come over
to the office in... (looks at clock) twenty minutes.
FRY: But you don''t have twenty minutes! They''re
all over here! You''ve got to get out...
Suddenly, the screen goes dead.
LEELA: Fry? (Pounding the screen) FRY? Dammit!
CUT TO- FRY''S ROOM
Fry stares shocked at his blank screen, which suddenly erupts
into flames. Within seconds, the whole wall is on fire.
He runs towards the window and looks out to see that the aliens
have started destroying the apartments, the building already in flames. He grabs
his suitcase, runs into the kitchen (OS), back through his room (back on-screen),
dragging Bender (who''s drinking a beer), and hurries out the door.
CUT TO- HALLWAY
The hall is filled with robots and the occasional human racing
to get out of the smoke-filled building.
FRY: Jeeze, there''s no way out of here!
BENDER: Wait! There''s the elevator!
Everyone starts running over to the only elevator on the floor,
but an extremely large and fat robot pushes his way to the front and into the
elevator, leaving no room for anyone else.
ROBOT: Ha! (Sing-song) I got the elevator,
and you didn''t! See you in hell, loosers!
What he doesn''t notice is that because of his weight, the elevator
wire is starting to break.
FRY: Uh, sir?
ROBOT: Shove it, meat bag! I''m only saving
one bot here, and it''s m...AAAAAAHHHHHHhhhhhhhh..
Needless to say, that was the sound of him falling to his ultimate
BENDER: Um, maybe we should try the stairs.
CUT TO- STAIRWELL
The residents, Fry, and Bender, have finally reached the door
to the roof of the building. Bender pushes it open, and everyone gathers outside.
FRY: We''re trapped! There''s no way off here!
BENDER: Aw, quit your whining, mammal.
Bender walks over to the edge of the roof and looks it over.
Fry follows him.
FRY: Oh yeah? How''re we gonna get down?
Bender looks over at Fry, grabs him, and holds him over the
FRY: (frantic) What the hell are you doing?
BENDER: Don''t worry. I saw this in a movie
once. The guy lowered his friend down from the building and placed him down
safe and sound. Of course, a swarm of killer mutant Pikachus killed him seconds
later... oh wait, that was Pokemon 3000. Never mind.
FRY: Just don''t drop me or anything.
BENDER: What do you think I am, an idiot?
Bender starts lowering Fry down with his arms, when a fellow
robot comes up to him.
ROBOT2: Hey Bender! Some guy brought a beer
keg up here!
Bender''s eyes light up. He lets go of Fry and follows the robot
OS, dragging his stretched arms behind him, not paying any mind to Fry''s scream.
FRY: AAAAHHHHhhhh... (faded, hurt) Thank you...
EXT PE BUILDING
CUT TO- PE CONFERENCE ROOM
The rest of the crew (minus Fry, Leela and Bender) are either
pacing the floor, or sitting worriedly at the table. Hermes is obviously with
his wife and son, LaBARBARA and DWIGHT.
FARNSWORTH Oh dear. Where could they be?
Bender and Fry walk in, Fry wearing a neck brace. Everyone stops
what they''re doing and stares at them.
FRY: (to Bender, tugging at the neck brace)
Is this thing really necessary
BENDER: If you want your lawyer to win your
case it is... (Dr. Nick-like) Hi everybody!
AMY: Oh shut up.
HERMES: Thank God. Now almost all of us are
FRY: What do you mean _almost_?
LaBARBARA: Leela hasn''t shown up yet.
FRY: WHAT? But I told her to leave.
BENDER: Oh boo hoo. C''mon, we''ve only got
ten minutes to raid the place and leave before those alien guys come.
FARNSWORTH Oh, but we can''t leave. They''ll
gun us down in the streets in seconds, and there''s no one here who can drive
The crew starts mumbling worriedly. Amy grumbles over being
an ignored pilot.
FRY: Well, someone has to go get her!
He gets no reply.
FRY: Someone? Anyone? (PAUSE) Fine! I''ll go
find her myself.
Fry tears the brace off and starts for Leela. As Fry heads for
the door, Bender runs after him.
BENDER: Wait! I need to tell you something.
FRY: (turning to him) Yeah?
BENDER: As your best friend, and seeing how
you''re risking your life to save Leela and keeping in mind that I may never
see you again, I just wanted to let you know that your wallet''s always safe
FRY: (genuine) Gee. Thanks Bender.
He hands Bender his wallet and leaves. Bender starts pulling
out the money, laughing.
EXT- LEELA''S HOME
Meanwhile, outside of Leela''s place, one of Kang''s race is
chasing after a crowd of humans.
CUT TO- LEELA''S HOME- DINING ROOM
Leela, who hasn''t had time to notice, is running back and forth
through her home with Aaron in her arms, making sure she hasn''t forgotten anything.
She looks over at the clock and realizes...
LEELA: Oh God, I''m late!
Leela gathers her things, calls for Nibbler (who comes running
into the room) and is just about to open the door, when suddenly, someone starts
pounding on it from the other side. She pulls back her closed curtain to see
that it''s Kang. She backs away quickly, searching quickly for a place to hide.
In the center of the room, there''s a table with a large tablecloth draping
over the sides. She dives under it, just as Kang breaks open the door and enters,
along with two others.
KANG: Hmmm... are you _sure_ you saw him in
ALIEN1: Positive, sir. I saw him with my own
ALIEN2: That''s what you said at the last house
ALIEN1: Oh, and what about you, Mr. ""He''s
in the Stripper''s Lounge""?
KANG: Shut up you two! I want you to search
the house. If you find him here, bring him to me, _alive_ this time! I don''t
want another bloody corps on my hands, unless _I_ killed him! And if you don''t
find him, burn the evidence.
ALIENS: Yes sir.
Kang leaves the house, and the two others sigh in relief.
ALIEN1: (mocking) And if you don''t find him,
burn the evidence. God, if I have to take one more order from him again...
ALIEN2: Quiet, you! It was your fault you brought
that girl in dead.
ALIEN1: Which one?
ALIEN2: Oh, you know, the pushy one... um...
ALIEN1: But she was annoying!
ALIEN2: I don''t blame you. But you heard the
boss. You can''t kill him!
CUT TO- CLOSE-UP OF LEELA
LEELA: Jeanne... who the...
SFX: (PLATE) CRASH
Leela lifts up a corner of the tablecloth to catch a gimps of
the aliens totaling her kitchen. She sighs annoyingly and gives a longing gimps
towards the door.
CUT TO- TEXT
Text: Time Passes...
CUT TO- CLOSE-UP OF LEELA
Leela''s totally bored at this point; you could even say that
she''s a bit out of it...
SFX: DOOR SLAM
LEELA: *Sigh* Finally! (Sniffing) Hey, is something
She quickly rises from under the table, carrying her company,
and gaps as she realizes that, yes, the whole house is burning. She heads for
a back door, but that whole side of the house is on fire as well. With little
other options left, she races upstairs, to her room. There''s a closed window
next to her bed, and she places Nibbler down to try to open it...
LEELA: Ow! (Starts shaking her burnt hand)
Dammit! It''s too hot!
She heads back for the stairs, but right before she steps on
the top step, the whole staircase collapses. She runs back into her room, panicked,
realizing that there might not be a way out...
INT STREETS OF NNY-- LATER ON
Fry is racing through the streets, past the few buildings still
intact and into a part of the city under ruins and smoke, calling out desperately
for Leela. He comes across a road traveling up a small hill (obviously on the
way to her home) and starts up it, a little short of air.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF FRY
FRY: As soon as I get up there, I''ll be able
to see her whole street...
Fry stops talking and gasps in shock ...
...Because the whole street is nothing but ashes.
PAUSE as Fry (eventually) puts 2 and 2 together.
FRY: (frantic) LEELA!!!
He bolts down the street, straight to where her house, um, was.
He searches frantically through the remains, desperate to find any sign of her
(well, any sign of her left).
FRY: C''mon Leela! Don''t do this to me! (To
the Man Upstairs) God, just give me a sign. Where is she?
A strong wind picks up, blowing away some of the ashes. A remaining
bottle is blown into view, a poison/death label clearly printed onto it...
FRY: That''s not what I was looking for!
The wind continues to blow, finally pushing the ashes off of
a book lying several feet away. It''s Leela''s Precious Memories photo album.
Fry leans over, picks it up, and flips to a picture of him, Leela and Bender
from the Fear of a Bot Planet episode.
CUT TO- SHOT OF FRY
Fry looks over the picture, and looks up over the book at the
ruins. Realization suddenly hits, and his eyes get misty
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
Fry falls to his knees and starts sobbing, clutching the album
close to him.
FRY: (beyond devastated) Oh God, I''m sorry
He breaks off, stands, lays the book back down on the ashes
and wipes his eyes. He stares at it for a few seconds, before turning away...
...and running straight into one of the aliens. He grabs Fry, whips out his
gun, and fires at the album. It flashes for a second before it dissolves.
FRY: (soft moan) Nooo...
ALIEN3: (holds gun to Fry''s head) Don''t make
me use this!
FRY: (sarcastic) Are you gonna shoot me now?
ALIEN3: I''d like to save you for questioning
by our leader. You may even be lucky enough to be salvaged.
FRY: You mean how you ""salvaged"" all those
other people you killed?
The alien growls and whacks Fry with the gun.
ALIEN3: If you know what''s good for you, you''ll
stay quiet! Now march!
The alien starts walking off, but Fry stays put, partly out
of stubbornness, partly because he''s furious over Leela''s shortened fate.
The alien tugs on him, and finally yanks him forward, pushing him down the road.
CUT TO- ANOTHER NNY STREET- LATER
The alien is still marching Fry down the road, trying to get
any information that he can on ""the fugitive"". Fry is being anything but co-operative.
ALIEN3: For the last time; Where is the Fugitive?
(Fry doesn''t respond.) What do you know about the Fugitive? (No response.)
What is his name? (Starts shaking Fry) ANSWER ME!
FRY: Look, I don''t know anything, okay? I''m
totally useless to you.
Frustrated, the alien throws Fry to the ground and pulls out
his laser gun. He aims it at Fry''s head.
ALIEN3: I''m getting tired of playing Mr. Nice
Guy, but my patience is not worn out yet. You have three seconds to get the
hell out of here.
Fry doesn''t do anything more that glare up at him.
ALIEN3: Very well.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF GUN NOZZLE
The gun goes off.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF FRY
Fry winces, but nothing happens. He''s not even hit.
The camera zooms out to show the alien glowing a bright yellow,
before disintegrating into a pile of burnt, green ashes. Fry stares in shock,
and looks over towards an alleyway parallel to him.
He hears the footsteps breaking into a run and immediately races
after the figure.
The alley''s dark and gloomy. Fry pulls out his lighter and
looks around. He starts walking forward, and a little ways in, trips over something.
The light goes out (because Fry drops it) and the alley''s nearly pitch black.
He turns over to see what he tripped over. It has three beady eyes.
FRY: (surprised) Nibbler?
Nibbler whimpers a little and looks up at Fry. Fry reaches over
to pick him up, and hears a gun click. He soon finds himself looking into the
nozzle of another laser. He quickly reaches over for his lighter and holds it
up to the person. It''s Leela, aiming the gun with one arm and cradling Aaron
in her other. Leela drops the gun in surprise.
LEELA: Fry? What are you doing here?
FRY: (standing) Leela? Oh my God, you''re...
(annoyed) What am I doing here? What am _I_ doing here? I came over here looking
for you, worried sick, saw your destroyed home, thought you all were _dead_,
almost got myself killed by that alien mutant because I felt so guilty about
not saving you, and all you can ask me is ""what am I doing here""?!
LEELA: (touched) You risked getting caught
just to try to save me?
FRY: Yeah, and I almost got myself killed...
LEELA: Ohhh... that''s so sweet, Fry.
FRY: But I almost got killed and...
LEELA: Shhhh! Be quiet! Do you want to _really_
get us killed?
Leela picks up her own gun before she pokes her head out of
the ally, and reaches out to grab the gun the alien had. She checks its ammo
as Fry keeps talking.
FRY: Why''d he dissolve when you shot him?
Those gun never did that to anyone else.
Leela just shrugs and continues loading the gun, occasionally
looking up to check the street for more aliens.
FRY: How''d you get out?
LEELA: Well, there''s a window in my house
by my neighbor''s roof. Luckily, their house wasn''t totaled yet, and I just
climbed out and escaped when the aliens weren''t looking.
FRY: So ,you know that there''s nothing left,
Leela looks up, upset. She turns to Fry.
LEELA: Did anyone else get off the street?
FRY: Didn''t look like it. I couldn''t tell.
The whole place just dust.
Leela looks down sadly for a few seconds, then suddenly snaps
out of it.
LEELA: (waving one of the guns) Can you shoot
one of these?
FRY: Not very well.
LEELA: Then you''ll have to take Aaron. I can''t
shoot while I''m holding him.
FRY: (whining) But Leela... what if he barfs
on me again?
LEELA: Stop complaining and just take him!
Leela holds him out to Fry, who unwillingly takes him.
LEELA: Now... how do we get to Planet Express
from here without being seen?
Leela looks around the corner and quickly ducks back. Two of
the other aliens are coming up the street.
LEELA: Now what?
VOICE: (from the shadows) I know the way.
FRY: (looking around) Who said that?
VOICE: Over here.
Fry and Leela (Nibbler following Leela) head off towards the
shadows, and look around cautiously.
VOICE: I''m down here!
Fry and Leela look down towards the floor, over at the tiny
''cripple'' robot with the British accent, who looks rather familiar.
FRY: Hey, I know you. You''re Tinny Tim.
TIMMY: Yes sir. I know how we can get to your
building. There''s this secret passage...
Timmy limps over and tugs on a loose brick in the wall. A part
of the wall suddenly slides open. He motions for them to follow him in, down
a short flight of stairs, and as soon as they do, the wall slides in behind
The passageway is even darker than the alley (in this case,
you can only see their eyes). Fry flicks on his lighter again.
FRY: Where are we? The sewer?
TIMMY: We''re in what we call the nooks of
New New York. There''s all this space between the city and the sewer that''s
just left for... well, empty space. But we''ve found a use for them.
LEELA: Who''s ""we""?
TIMMY: The rest of the bums in New New York.
FRY: Bums? I thought you were supposed to have
a career chip installed in you or something.
LEELA: Not everyone does. Some people get so
sick of their jobs that they take the chip out. And without any other chip,
they can''t get any other job.
FRY: What about the robots?
TIMMY: Sometimes they''ll build a robot that
just keeps falling apart on them, and they''ll unprogram him. That''s what happened
to me, anyway. Others... the humans disable them. Forever.
There''s a long silence as Fry and Leela look over at Tim.
TIMMY: Don''t worry, I''ll manage. Always have
Tim suddenly erupts into a hacking fit, and coughs up a few
nuts and bolts.
ZOOM TO- FRY AND LEELA
FRY: (to Leela) See, he''s fine. You don''t
need to worry.
As Tim keeps coughing in the background, you hear a sudden clang.
TIMMY: Um, could one of you help me, please?
I seemed to have coughed up part of my engine.
INT PE CONFERENCE ROOM
The whole crew is sitting around the table, looking melancholy.
Bender suddenly perks up.
BENDER: Okay people! I''m taking my bets now!
11-3 that Leela comes back without Fry!
HERMES: I bet $20.
FARNSWORTH (shocked) Hermes!
ZOIDBERG: 50 for me!
FARNSWORTH Dr. Zoidberg!
Amy is browsing through her wallet.
AMY: Um... shoot... I only have a thousand.
Is that okay?
BENDER: (sweetly) Amy, any money of yours is
Bender takes her money looks over his collection, and his pupils
are instantly replaced with dollar signs..
FARNSWORTH My God, have you all gone mad? This
isn''t some charity or Vegas. We''re talking about our own crew members still
being out there! And all you can go on about is betting on their lives? You
should all be ashamed of yourselves! (PAUSE) And lastly, I''ll bet $75 on Leela.
SFX: DOOR SLAM
Fry (with Aaron), Leela (with Nibbler), and Timmy run into the
room, gasping. Everyone else groans.
BENDER: Well, you all lost. Sorry.
LEELA: We''ve got to get out of here, now!
I just saw them heading this way.
BENDER: (points at Timmy) Wait, what''s _he_
LEELA: Tim helped us get back here.
Leela kneels down to Tim''s level.
LEELA: Thanks for all your help, Tim. I guess
you can go back to your family now.
TIMMY: Oh. Yes. I suppose so.
Tim starts limping out the door, and Bender comes up to Leela.
BENDER: What the hell were you trying to do?
LEELA: What are you talking about?
BENDER: Didn''t you know Tim was _human_ made?
He doesn''t have parents! That''s why he''s such a lousy robot.
Leela gasps at her mistake.
LEELA: Tim, wait!
TIMMY: (turning) Yes, ma''am?
LEELA: Tim... if you want to, you can leave
Bender slaps his forehead in disgust.
BENDER: Aw crud! Now she''s adopting _him_!
LEELA: (to Bender) No I''m not.
TIMMY: Really? I''d love to.
BENDER: Wait, you don''t know what you''re
saying kid! (points to Leela) This moron here thinks she can fly us past a swarm
of those laser-armed ships waiting to blow us to silicones!
TIMMY: Well... I suppose it''s still better
than staying here.
BENDER: That proves it. I''m surrounded by
INT PE SHIP- BRIDGE
The crew is rushing around the ship, preparing for takeoff.
Leela is settling down at the helm of the ship, when Fry comes up to her, _still_
FRY: Um... what did you want me to do with
Leela takes him from Fry and cuddles him as she talks.
LEELA: Well, I can''t hold him and drive at
the same time...
FRY: (getting the picture) Jeeze, can''t you
ever get Amy to hold him or something?
LEELA: Look, this is really important. I can''t
mess anything up. One wrong move, and I kill us all. Plus, if you have Aaron,
it''ll at least keep _you_ from screwing up anything major.
FRY: Leela, for once, stop worrying about ""screw
ups"". You''re a good captain and you''re not going to kill us. I trust you.
Fry puts a reassuring hand on her shoulder, and Leela puts hers
over his. They look up/down at each other, start leaning towards each other,
looking ready to kiss each other...
Bender comes running in, causing Leela and Fry to pull away,
both looking annoyed.
BENDER: Guys, I''ve got the beer packed...
SFX: DOOR CRASHING OPEN
Amy comes running in.
AMY: The aliens broke in!
LEELA: That''s it! We''re leaving, now!
CUT TO- PE SHIP HANGER
Meanwhile, Kang and his army take notice that the engines on
the ship have come on.
KANG: Fire! NOW!
All of the aliens start firing at the ship, with little effect.
CUT TO- PE SHIP BRIDGE
LEELA: Hang on!
The ship suddenly shoots off into space, zooming straight out
of earth''s atmosphere. The coast apparently appears clear, and the crew starts
FRY: Way to go, Leela!
BENDER: (disappointed) Aw man. I''m still alive.
I owe you ten bucks, Fry.
Leela turns to face them.
LEELA: I don''t know, something''s not right.
I have the strangest feeling that we forgot something...
CUT TO- PE CONFERENCE ROOM
(NOTE: The following may be taken as offensive by a few Cubert
fans. You have been warned.) The totally empty room becomes not so empty when
CUBERT walks in, dragging a suitcase behind him.
CUBERT: Alright guys. I''m ready... guys? Guys?!
As he looks around frantically, Kang''s shadow falls over him.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
In the background, a mushroom cloud appears on earth, right
about where Planet Express is. Leela shakes her head.
LEELA: Nah. We''ve got everyone.
As she speaks, several of the ""stars"" in view zoom up closer
to show that they''re actually small white ships (ala When Aliens Attack). Leela
turns around sharply and gasps.
TIMMY: This isn''t a good thing, is it?
Indeed it isn''t, because the ships open fire. Leela thrusts
the wheel down and sends the ship soaring forward.
BENDER: Oh dear God! (To Leela) Are you getting
us a kiss from death or what?
LEELA: I know what I''m doing!
CUT TO- SHOT OF THE SHIP
The ship sprints forward, straight for one of the opposing ships,
while several other enemy ships have started trailing the PE ship. The enemy
ship in front of the PE ship fires several times, and as the PE Ship suddenly
spirals downwards, all of the ships behind it are blown away. The ship continues
to dodge lasers until finally the enemy is totally behind them. Or so they think.
CUT TO- PE SHIP BRIDGE
LEELA: We''ve only got a few more ships to
pass... oh no!
Suddenly, another fleet of ships appears in front of them. With
the enemy also behind them, the ship''s surrounded.
FRY: We''re dead! There''s no way out.
Leela thinks hard for a second.
LEELA: Yes there is. Hold on!
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
The enemy line of fire in front of the ship fires at the same
time the enemy behind does. But at the last second, the PE ship shoots straight
up, just barley dodging the lasers.
CUT TO- PE SHIP BRIDGE
Meanwhile, inside the ship, everyone except for Leela is getting
tossed around in the ship.
BENDER: (flying past) What the hell are you
LEELA: I told you to hold on! (SOTTO) C''mon
baby, only a few more miles...
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
The enemy ships are racing after the PE ship, when suddenly,
they stop and turn back. They''ve reached their boundaries. The PE ship continues
soaring up for a few seconds before Leela finally levels it out.
CUT TO- CLOSE UP OF LEELA
LEELA: (shocked) I did it. We''re still alive.
(To crew) I did it! Can you believe it!? I actually pulled it off!
We see that the rest of the crew and furniture have been tossed
around and thrown to the back, all looking ready to kill an unnoticing Leela,
except for Farnsworth (who''s sleeping) and Aaron (who''s bawling).
BENDER: (sarcastic) Oh yeah, _real_ impressive.
LEELA: (turns around) Whoops, sorry! But...
I got us out.
FRY: Who cares that you... wait, you did get
us out! That''s amazing!
AMY: Yeah... but now what?
LEELA: I don''t know. (Hinting) I guess we
should find another planet that''ll help us...
No one can think of anyone who''d want to help them. Leela begins
to look anxious.
LEELA: Anyone? *Sigh* (SOTTO) I guess that
leaves one choice. (to crew) Could you excuse me for a second?
Leela hurries past the crew, into her quarters. Everyone goes
on with their business, all except for Fry, who''s still holding Aaron, who''s
still crying. Fry sighs annoyingly.
CUT TO- LEELA''S QUARTERS
Leela''s in her room, looking through some papers on her desk,
her back to the door.
FRY: (coming in) Leela, I need your help...
Leela drops her papers in surprise and turns around.
FRY: ...the kid won''t shut up and Bender won''t
stop hoarding credit card numbers in our room and... hey, whachya doing?
LEELA: Well, I was thinking...
Leela trails off and looks down.
Leela gathers the papers again and hands them to Fry.
LEELA: Here, give these to Amy. Their coordinates
for a planet that might be useful.
Leela takes back Aaron and starts pushing Fry out the door.
FRY: Wait! Leela, is something wrong?
LEELA: (stops pushing Fry) I''m just not sure
this is a foolproof plan.
FRY: Are you giving us a plan that''s not going
LEELA: Maybe... Oh! I don''t know!
FRY: Well ,what''s the plan?
Leela takes a deep breath.
LEELA: You see, this place I found...
INT PE SHIP- BRIDGE- LATER
Bender, Amy and Timmy are out on the bridge (Amy''s driving,
and Timmy''s trying to catch a glimpse of the magazine fold-out that Bender
is looking at). Fry walks in, grasping a few papers, looking a little concerned.
FRY: (to Amy) Leela wanted me to give you these.
AMY: Cool. (Looks papers, and then Fry over)
Hey, where''d she get these, anyway?
FRY: Um... She doesn''t know...
AMY: But how could she get them if she doesn''t
know where they came from... and where is Leela, anyway?
FRY: Erm... you know... there''s a very good
answer for both of those questions... (hesitates) What''s that over there?!
Amy turns to look where Fry''s pointing, but there''s nothing
there. Fry takes this opportunity to run off the bridge. Amy turns to find he''s
AMY: (SOTTO) Fuh, moron.
EXT PE SHIP- LATER
As the ship enters a galaxy far, far away from home...
INTO PE SHIP- BRIDGE
...everyone has crowded into the bridge, awaiting their approach
to the new planet, what maybe their new home. Leela''s standing at the window,
AMY: So, why are we coming _here_?
LEELA: (turns around, back facing the window)
Well, I heard this place was really beautiful and the atmosphere was good, and
most importantly, I heard it was full of...
BENDER: (interrupting) Empty space!
Leela whips around and stares into... well... space. There''s
no planet, just a few passing asteroids.
LEELA: (desperate, SOTTO) No... no this isn''t
happening. (To Amy) Check the map. Are you sure this is it?
AMY: Yep, pretty sure.
AMY: Oh wait. We''re facing the wrong way.
Leela sighs with relief as Amy turns the ship, but lets out
a gasp when a half-shattered planet comes into view. Everyone else is just as
BENDER: You dragged us across the universe
to visit a nuclear testing site?
Leela runs out of the room, horrified.
FRY: Leela, wait!
Fry''s about to follow her, when he overhears Amy and the professor
ZOIDBERG: I know Leela''s disappointed, but
what''s the big deal? There are other planets around.
FARNSWORTH I don''t know. I think the stress
of helping me sort my many lengths of wire may have finally gotten to her.
FRY: That''s not the only thing. See, she was
really hoping that... (hesitates)
AMY: (encouraging) That...
FRY: (nervous) ...That these guys would help
us. (Looks down at his wrist, which happens to lack a watch) Oh boy, it''s getting
late. Better go dish up some bachelor chow...
FARNSWORTH You''ll do no such thing! I''m saving
that chow for later. Are you hiding something from us?
FRY: No, of course not. I''m just keeping Leela''s
promise by not telling you that she thought she might find her species on this
The room falls dead silent.
LaBARBARA: What did you say?
AMY: Was that supposed to be the planet Leela''s
FRY: Um... yeah.
PAUSE as the whole crew gaps at him more.
FRY: She told me that she''s been looking everywhere
for this place for years! And she finally found it. But I guess their Census
was a bit overdue, because she wasn''t expecting this.
Fry gestures to the ruined planet. Farnsworth shakes his head.
FARNSWORTH Oh, poor Leela. But how did she
track them here?
FRY: She said she was looking up her species
on anything she could find, finally found something over at DOOP or something,
and she located them here. But she was to scared to come over to find out if
it was true or not.
TIMMY: Poor dear. Maybe we should try to talk
with her or something.
BENDER: Tim, there are three rules to being
a robot. One, drink plenty of beer.
Bender pulls out a six pack, gulps them down, cans and all,
and belches out the plastic rings they were packed in.
BENDER: (CONT) Two, being a robot means never
having to say your sorry for killing another human. Three, you must never be
sympathetic. You got all that?
BENDER: That''s okay. Rule four is that you
break all the rules anyway.
"The Fugitive: Part 4"
by: Officer 1BDI
CUT TO- LEELA''S QUARTERS- EVENING
Leela''s sprawled out on her bed, asleep. She stirs awake and
looks dully around the darkened room. She looks out the window, suddenly remembers
the planet, and her eyes start welling up. She puts her head on her knees, and
a lone tear falls down her face.
SFX: DOOR KNOCK
LEELA: Come in.
A worried Fry walks in.
FRY: Leela, are you okay? You haven''t been
out for a couple of hours.
LEELA: (monotone) I''ve been better.
FRY: I feel really bad about this.
LEELA: Why should you feel bad? You didn''t
FRY: Yeah, I know. But I... I can''t stand
seeing you so lonely all the time.
LEELA: (sarcastic) Why? Does my depression
FRY: Well, aside form that... it''s just that
you set yourself up, hoping someone will actually come around and every time
someone does, they let you down. It doesn''t seem right.
LEELA: Fry, there''s a little thing you''re
forgetting about called reality. Reality isn''t about what''s fair and what''s
good, it''s about being let down by everyone around you. The only person who
hasn''t is Aaron. And Nibbler.
FRY: What about me?
LEELA: You''ve let me down plenty of times.
FRY: Oh yeah? When?
LEELA: Let''s see; You nearly got us killed
on the moon when you went looking for the original landing site, on that robot
planet when we were delivering those lug nuts, on Trisol because you _drank_
the _emperor_ when I specifically told you not to...
CUT TO- LEELA''S QUARTERS- MUCH LATER
Leela''s still lecturing a now bored Fry.
LEELA: (CONT) ...on Hlino when you thought
their leader was going to attack earth because her name was Ivana Kilyal, when...
FRY: Alright! So I''ve disappointed you before.
But it''s not like I did it on purpose.
LEELA: I know... I''m sorry, Fry. I'' m acting
like such a jerk to you and you''re just trying to help.
FRY: (sitting on the bed) Hey, don''t worry
about it. I know it''s tough for you.
LEELA: (sarcastic) Oh yeah. (SOTTO) Especially
when no one cares about me.
FRY: That''s not true! I care.
LEELA: (touched) Really?
FRY: Uh, well, yeah. I mean, I''m your friend,
and you''re my friend, and friends are supposed to care about each other...
Fry trails off as they look at each other lovingly, and move
in for a kiss, when suddenly, the ship rocks and Fry falls off the bed.
FRY: Damn, why does that always happen when
we do that?
AMY: (OS) Leela! Someone''s boarded the ship.
You''d better come... AAAHHHHHHH!
LEELA: (panicked) Amy?
Leela runs over to the door and opens it slightly. She slams
it shut, backs up to Aaron''s crib, and grabs Aaron.
LEELA: (heading for her closet) Quick, in here!
They head into the closet and shut the door. It''s dark enough
that you can only see their eyes.
FRY: What''s happening?
LEELA: Someone''s taken over the ship! And
it''s not the same aliens who''re taking over earth, either.
FRY: God this is confusing.
FRY: So... wanna make out?
LEELA: We''re under siege by a group of people
I don''t even know, stuck in a closet with a one month old infant, we don''t
even know if we''ll live through this, and you want to _make out_?
FRY: Um yeah...
Suddenly, the door is whipped open by a humanoid alien creature
that could very well pass for a tall ET. Except ET didn''t have a laser aimed
at Fry and Leela.
LEELA: Who are you?
GROXN: I am Groxn, and I''ve been sent to seek
out the Fugitive.
LEELA: What are you doing to my crew?
GROXN: We''re merely loading them onto our
ship, the Cerca de Casa.
FRY: But we''re not the Fugitives!
GROXN: That''s a matter I''ll leave for our
captain to decide.
He reaches out and grabs Leela''s free arm and drags her out.
Fry obediently follows.
CUT TO- PE SHIP/CERCA AIR LOCKS
As Groxn leads Fry and Leela through the AIR LOCKS, several
more different aliens, humans, robots, etc. join him, looking them over.
GUARD1: I dunno. They don''t look anything
like the Fugitive.
GUARD2: Of course they do, how could you miss
it? What are you, blind?
GUARD3: (running in) Well, you''d better have
them this time, because Glab''s coming over!
GUARD1: *Pfff* Big whoop. What''s the ol''
bitch know about fugitives anyway?
YIANNA: (OS) *Ahem*
The guards that once surrounded Leela and Fry part as a new
face appears. YIANNA GLAB (I didn''t like the name Glab, so I made up a first
name for her) appears to be the same alien who ran the DOOP ceremony that Zapp
Brannigan ruined (the one who''s the same species as Kif).
GUARD 2: (to Guard 1) The ol'' bitch, eh?
GUARD 1: Shut up!
Yianna looks the PE crew up and down, and gives a stern look
YIANNA: You look familiar.
LEELA: What are _you_ doing here? I thought
you were with DOOP.
YIANNA: I am. But in the interest of our galaxy,
I''ve decided to seek the aid of this crew in searching for the Fugitive that
Kang''s species has been requesting.
She looks Leela up and down, and then spots Aaron.
YIANNA: (CONT) And I believe we''ve found him.
Guards, take the infant.
Groxn snatches Aaron out of Leela''s arms while several others
trace their guns on her and Fry.
LEELA: Give him back! You don''t need him!
YIANNA: Oh, but we do. You see, _he''s_ the
Leela looks aghast at her, and then looks back over at Aaron.
FRY: You mean our whole galaxy is being blown
up because of that stupid baby!?
YIANNA: I''m afraid so. It is sort of pointless
if you think about it.
LEELA: But... But he''s not even two months
old! You can''t just take him away from me for no reason!
GUARD3: Actually, in this case, we can.
LEELA: (through gritted teeth) Give me back
FRY: (shocked) He''s your son?
Leela elbows him in the ribs. Yianna laughs.
YIANNA: Your _son_? Ma''am, this child is as
much your son as he is mine.
LEELA: I have the proof. It''s in my room right
now. If you''ll let me show it to you....
YIANNA: I don''t have time for this.
LEELA: I''m going to ask you one last time.
Give him back!
YIANNA: Guards, take them to their appropriate
The guards reach to take Leela and Fry, but Leela grabs one
of their arms, twists it behind him and grabs his gun. She aims it towards Yianna,
who continues to look neutral.
LEELA: I said give him BACK!
One of the other guards acts fast, whips out his gun, is about
to fire at Leela when Fry notices and shoves Leela down. But because of this,
her gun goes off (though it doesn''t hit anything), and the guard that was aiming
at her fires...
SFX: LASER SHOT
Leela lands hard, and Fry follows. She glares over at him.
LEELA: What the hell were you doing Fry? I
had it under control! (PAUSE) Fry?
Fry lets out a soft moan, causing Leela''s concern to grow.
She turns him over onto his back and sees that the guard''s laser went right
through him. She glares at the guard as she gets to her feet.
LEELA: You little S.O.B., you almost killed
GROXN: (pointing to Yianna) Yeah, well you
almost killed her!
Yianna stares grimly at the scene, coming to a conclusion.
YIANNA: Give her back the child and take them
GUARD3: But Glab...
YIANNA: Do as I say! (To the guard who fired)
And Foxxro if you screw up like that again, I''ll report you to the captain!
Do you understand?
FOXXRO: Yes ma''am.
YIANNA: Good. (Leaves)
Two of the guards grab Fry and carry him off. Groxn hands Aaron
back to Leela and leads her out of the airlock and into a long hallway, heading
in opposite directions. She casts a worried look towards Fry, who''s being dragged
off in the other direction.
CUT TO- CERCA PRISON CELL- LATER
The prison cell is rather empty and cold. Leela is sitting on
the bench/bed, trying to silence Aaron. Groxn is standing guard, growing more
GROXN: Can''t you get that kid to shut up?
He hasn''t stopped bawling since I took that blood sample from you two!
LEELA: Not unless you have some food on you.
GROXN: If you''re his real mother, then why
don''t you feed him yourself?
Leela looks down bitterly.
GROXN: (sincere) Sorry, didn''t mean anything
against you... Look, I know you don''t like this set-up much. Neither do I.
In fact, I think you''re a pretty mellow kid. It''s my Commanding Officer, Saloffe
Nallyd. He''s all high on security for our captain. Says we can''t afford to
LEELA: Who is your captain?
GROXN: Whaddaya mean ''Who''s my captain''?
Haven''t you ever heard of Captain Joah Sheecera?
LEELA: (surprised) You''re captain is _Joah
Sheecera_? This is his ship?
GROXN: Well, yeah.
LEELA: Oh my God! I''m actually inside Captain
Sheecera''s ship! But how come we''re prisoners?
GROXN: I already told you, my Commanding Officer
wanted to take extra safety measures. We can''t risk anything.
LEELA: What about my friends? What about Fry?
GROXN: Fry? Who''s tha... oh, the guy who got
shot. Well, I''m not gonna lie to you; he took that shot in just the right spot.
And knowing Nallyd, he''s probably rotting away in another prison cell.
LEELA: But he injured!
GROXN: And Nallyd doesn''t care. Sorry to say,
but your friend is a dead man.
LEELA: He can''t die! (upset) He... but he...
he _saved me_. You can''t just let him _die_.
GROXN: *Sigh* Like I said, you''re a nice kid,
so I''ll see what I can do. Okay?
Before Leela can reply, Yianna comes onto the scene.
YIANNA: Leela, the captain would like to see
you. (To Groxn) You. Take her to his office.
LEELA: Can I take Aaron?
YIANNA: Actually, the captain requested that
I take the infant.
LEELA: Either I take Aaron with me, or I don''t
go at all.
YIANNA: (annoyed) Fine. I guess he can make
an exception. But he won''t be too happy.
INT- CERCA SHIP MAIN CORRIDOR
Groxn is leading Leela down the hall. As they pass by the other
cells, Leela spies various other aliens and robots, including her own crew.
Nibbler (who''s stuck in a cell with Amy) tries running up to Leela upon seeing
her, but is shocked by the electric bars. Annoyed, he tries to chew through
them, which only results in getting more shocked. As they go forward, they pass
the last cell. Leela runs up to the bars when she sees Bender, Timmy and Fry
in it, Fry sprawled out on the bench, unconscious, Bender pacing the cell worriedly.
LEELA: (aghast) Bender? Tim?
BENDER: (looking up) Leela! We need your help.
Fry''s doing all these freaky human things, like coughing up this gross red
stuff and changing colors, and I don''t think those are good signs.
LEELA: What kind of colors?
BENDER: You know, all pale, sorta blue... he''s
been shaking a lot too, it''s getting really weird...
LEELA: Just hang in there. I''m going to go
Leela bites her lip as she passes the cell and gives one last
look towards Fry.
CUT TO- JOAH''S OFFICE- ENTRANCE
Groxn and Leela finally arrive at the quarters. Groxn presses
a button and the door opens, leading into a dimly lit room.
GROXN: Well, this is it.
LEELA: (looking around) Sorta gloomy, isn''t
Groxn shuts the door before replying. Leela looks around nervously.
JOAH: (whispering) Leela...
Leela turns to a desk in the back of the room, concealed in
the shadows. JOAH, also hidden, is sitting at it. He clears his throat. Suddenly,
the room lights up. Leela shields her eyes for a moment, until they adjust,
and she finally sees Joah; a tall, strong, lean looking middle-aged man with
wild-looking white hair. He''s wearing shades that are...um... how do I explain
this(?)... similar to Leela''s.
LEELA''S MIND: He doesn''t look that bad. Could
do without the glasses, though.
JOAH: Welcome, Miss Toronga Leela. I hope they
haven''t been too rough with you. (Amused) I see you brought the child with
LEELA: First, I go by Leela (Joah smirks).
And second, I didn''t feel comfortable leaving him behind. I hope you don''t
mind. Glab said you didn''t want...
JOAH: Oh, don''t listen to her. Whatever you
wish to do is usually fine with me anyway.
LEELA: (surprised) Oh. Well, thank you.
JOAH: Please sit down Leela. I really must
talk with you. And it actually does concern the child.
Leela sits down at a chair by the desk. Joah smiles kindly at
her, then suddenly turns serious and continues on.
JOAH: Before we get into details, I''d like
to apologize for the way we took over your ship. I had no intention of scaring
you like that.
LEELA: (grows angry) Scaring us? Sir, your
men attacked my crew! And while I''m in here for no particular good reason with
you, one of _my_ crew members is dying in one of _your_ hell-hole prison cells
because one of _your_ men fired at him!
JOAH: (shocked) They attacked you? I never
told them to attack you! I just wanted them to bring you aboard!
LEELA: Well they did attack us, and one of
my men is dying because of it!
LEELA: (upset) He... he took a laser shot for
me. Your crew shot at me, he knocked me down and... But it was my fault. I took
a gun and tried to scare them off because they were trying to take Aar... the
infant from me.
Joah turns grim. He turns to an intercom on his desk and presses
one of the buttons.
JOAH: Miss Glab?
YIANNA: (VO) Yes sir?
JOAH: Did my men try to kill that crew?
YIANNA: Not exactly, sir. Foxxro tried to shoot
JOAH: Was one of the men injured?
YIANNA: Yes, but I''m sure he was taken into
the hospital ward...
JOAH: Well, I have the captain of that crew
here who tells me otherwise. Who was in charge of imprisoning the crew?
YIANNA: I believe it was your Commanding Officer,
Saloffe Nallyd, sir.
JOAH: Okay, here''s what I want you to do.
First, I want you to give each crew member their own quarter on the ship. Second,
get that poor man hospitalized. Third, send me Saloffe. Is that clear?
YIANNA: Yes sir.
Joah turns the intercom off and turns back to a stunned Leela.
LEELA: You didn''t have to do all that.
JOAH: I''m so sorry, Leela. I had no idea that''s
what Saloffe did to you and your crew.
LEELA: That''s okay... you know, you seem different
to me. I mean, I expected you to be more... well, harsh.
JOAH: (smiling) Well, you won''t have to worry
about that for the time being.
LEELA: Now, what about him? (Points to Aaron)
JOAH: Oh. Right. Leela, after you were being
captured, a soldier of mine, Groxn, managed to collect a blood sample from you
and Aaron. Correct?
LEELA: (wirily) Yes.
JOAH: Anyway, it seems we''ve come across a
shocking discovery. You claim that the child is your own, right?
LEELA: Of course, sir.
JOAH: But he isn''t, is he?
Leela stays quiet. Joah nods understandingly.
JOAH: (CONT) Leela, where did you find him?
LEELA: Find him? Sir, I assure you, he''s really
Joah stares hard at Leela through his dark shades, cutting her
JOAH: The blood tests say otherwise, dear.
LEELA: Alright! I was walking through Little
Neptune, and I found him abandoned in a dumpster, there, you happy? I just couldn''t
give him up, so I forged a birth certificate. You''re not going to tell Glab
to take him away from me, are you?
JOAH: Oh no Leela, of course not! In fact,
you can take him back with you for now.
LEELA: *Sigh* That''s a relief. The whole time,
they kept asking me to give up Aaron. They said he was this Fugitive that these
aliens are looking for. I mean, how stupid can you get?
Joah stops smiling.
JOAH: Leela, Aaron _is_ the Fugitive. And we
will eventually have to take him.
Leela becomes furious and rises.
LEELA: Look, I don''t care what you want with
me, but you''re not touching Aaron.
JOAH: (stands, walks over to Leela) Look, you
can keep him now, but I''ll eventually have to take him. For his own safety.
LEELA: I won''t let you.
JOAH: (reaching out to Leela) Leela, let me
Leela pulls away and sends a punch towards Joah with her free
arm. At the same time NALLYD, one of Sheecera''s human crew members, comes into
the room. Leela''s fist meets face, and Joah''s glasses are knocked off. Leela
gaps; Joah''s another cyclops. Meanwhile, Nallyd pulls out his laser and aims
it at Leela, firing. The shot grazes her arm.
JOAH: Saloffe, no!
Leela races towards a different door and runs through it. Nallyd
aims at her again, and the arm containing the gun arm is grabbed by Joah and
twisted behind his back.
JOAH: What are you doing?! I had it under control!
NALLYD: But she was trying to...
JOAH: Those two are not to be harmed! Joah
looks around the room, to check to see what door she went through, and groans.
JOAH: And now she''s in the terrarium!
CUT TO- TERRARIUM HALL
Leela finds herself in another hallway, full of different doors.
She runs awhile until she comes to a door labeled Tiraffe Environment.
JOAH: (OS, faded) Quick, we can''t let her
Leela gasps and takes her chances with the Tiraffe.
CUT TO- TIRAFFE TERRARIUM
Leela looks around the terrarium, noticing it''s full of exotic
LEELA: Wow. How big is this ship, anyway?
She walks a ways until she comes to a small lake in a clearing.
She kneels down and scoops up some water, rubbing it over the cut on her arm.
Suddenly, the water bubbles a little. Leela scoots back as a small, blue tiger
head pops out of the water.
LEELA: (adoring) Ohhhh... how...
Suddenly, two more heads pop out and the creature crawls out.
It''s a cat-sized, blue tiger with orange stripes and three heads and tails.
All three necks are about a foot long.
LEELA: (CONT) ...um, interesting.
The Tiraffe sniffs at Leela''s boot, and starts gnawing on it
playfully. Leela reaches out to pet it and all three heads turn and snap at
LEELA: Hey! (Slaps one of the heads)
The Tiraffe whimpers and lets out a high pitched wail. Leela
sighs and turns to leave, when she hears a loud growl behind her. She turns
around to see a grizzly-sized Tiraffe come charging out of the water, straight
Leela bolts for the door, the Tiraffe fast on her heels.
CUT TO- TERRARIUM HALL
Joah, Nallyd and a few of his men are searching the halls frantically
for Leela, when her scream suddenly echos through. Joah looks over towards the
Tiraffe Terrarium Door, which is slightly open. He grabs his laser and runs
CUT TO- TIRAFFE TERRARIUM
Leela''s almost reached the door, when the Tiraffe suddenly
takes a swipe at her and knocks her down. Her head hits a rock.
CUT TO- LEELA''S VIEW
Leela''s vision suddenly gets blurry. She can see the Tiraffe
standing over her, all three heads growling in her face.
JOAH: (faint) Leela!
Joah''s voice echos a bit before she blacks out.
"The Fugitive: Part 5"
by: Officer 1BDI
INT CERCA SHIP- LEELA''S QUARTERS- LEELA''S VIEW- MUCH LATER
Leela opens her eye wide, and instead of seeing the Tiraffe,
she sees a golden canopy hanging over her... bed?
CUT TO- SHOT OF LEELA
Leela looks around the room, which is a rather large bedroom.
She''s lying beneath the covers of a canopy bed. She hears a chattering at her
feet and sits up. She notices Nibbler at the foot of her bed.
LEELA: Nibbler! Oh thank God you''re all right.
But how''d I... how''d you... (realizing) Oh my God. Where''s Aaron?
JOAH: (walking in) Don''t worry, he''s sleeping
in my quarters. How''s your arm?
LEELA: (Getting up) I want him back!
JOAH: Leela, please let me explain. I have
to keep him for now. It''s for the good of everyone.
LEELA: You know, I thought you were a good
captain once, but now I know you''re just an pompous, conceited jerk!
JOAH: (hurt) You don''t understand. If you''d
just let me explain...
Leela starts walking past him, carrying Nibbler.
JOAH: Where are you going?
LEELA: I''m going to get Aaron and my crew
and get the hell out of here.
JOAH: I can''t let you do that.
LEELA: You can''t stop me.
JOAH: (growing angry) I can and will.
Joah stands a few feet away from the door, watching as Leela
tries to turn the knob, but it''s stuck. Or locked. She tries harder, even kicks
the door, with no success.
JOAH: There''s no way out of here Leela. All
the doors are locked, and all the windows... well, I''d hate to see you die
from lack of oxygen outside.
LEELA: Go to hell.
JOAH: (angry) Toronga Leela, I order you to
come here and listen!
LEELA: What gives you the right to tell me
what to do?
JOAH: (furious) I am your father GODAMMIT!
Well, _that_ got Leela to stop. In fact, she drops everything
she''s doing or holding, even Nibbler (who doesn''t appreciate that). Joah calms
down somewhat, realizing he just let something slip. Leela turns around slowly,
staring at him eye-to-eye.
LEELA: _What_ did you... did you just say...
Joah nods uncertainly.
JOAH: (nervous) I was going to tell you last
night, but... one thing led to another...
Joah reaches out and takes Leela''s hand.
JOAH: (CONT) I know you probably don''t believe
me... and that''s fine for now. But please let me explain...
Leela takes her hand away and glares something evil at Joah.
LEELA: About what? The rest of my family? What
happened to my home? Those aliens that are killing every living thing on earth
as we speak? Why you just decided to abandon me back on earth over twenty-five
years ago while you were cruising the universe?!
JOAH: We never _abandoned_ you, Leela! We did
what we could to keep you alive! (PAUSE) I think we''d better sit down, there''s
a lot I need to explain to you.
LEELA: (SOTTO, sarcastic) This should be good.
Joah and Leela sit down on opposite ends of the bed. Nibbler
jumps up into Leela''s lap, and she strokes him while Joah''s talking.
JOAH: I guess the whole thing started a couple
of centuries ago. Back on our planet, we used to be a rather peaceful race.
And then a band of what we call the Cycuses (being half cyclops & half octopus,
we thought the name was appropriate) sought out our planet. They are, of course,
the same race that is currently destroying earth now. Cycuses was not their
real name, of course, but no one knew how to pronounce it. I believe you had
to have your tongue ripped out in order to pronounce it correctly.
JOAH: Do you want to hear this or not? (silence)
Anyway, as soon as they discovered us, they took over our planet, and made us
their slaves. To this day, I''m not exactly sure why. Something about both species
being Cyclopes or something. This continued on for quite awhile, oblivious to
the rest of the galaxy, until about 50 years ago, when a rebel group called
the Sheecera started a rebellion against them.
LEELA: (doubtful) They named the group after
JOAH: No, but I''m getting to that. When the
group was created, we named it after one of our former leaders or some bull
like that. He happened to be called Sheecera. And while we were under their
reign, we never had last names. So anyone who was in the group was technically
a Sheecera; it became a part of their name. A few years after the group formed,
I heard about it and joined. (Smiles) And then I met Jeanne.
LEELA: (intrigued) Jeanne... was she... (trails
JOAH: (nods) Yeah... Jeanne was one of the
rare ones. As soon as we met, we couldn''t stay away from each other. We ended
up marrying a couple of years later... all secretly of course, the Cycuses would
never approve of such things... and then there was that fateful night...
CUT TO- FLASHBACK- SHOT OF ''CASTLE''
Text: November, 2975
JOAH: (VO) Karrno and his kind lived in what
we called ''The Castle''. But it didn''t even look like a castle, it was just
some hole in the ground like our hiding place. But that was the hard part; it
was a series of tunnels under the ground, and the key was finding the right
Several members of the group gather at the mouth of the tunnels,
where they split off into different directions. The apparent leader motions
for them to split up.
JOAH: (VO) Since no one had been through ''The
Castle'' and come out alive, we ended up splitting up. I was pared up with an
old pal named Owen, and we, unfortunately, chose the right tunnel.
The young Joah and OWEN find themselves in Karrno''s room. Joah''s
looking somewhat like his older self, except this Joah looks 20-something, slightly
weaker and has a more greyish blue tone to his hair. Karrno''s sleeping on a
canopy bed, and hanging above the bed is a chandelier topped with candles. (Remember
the following) The chandelier is being suspended by a rope, which is hooked
to a hook on the ceiling, and then comes down to be tied into a hook on the
ground. In other words, it can be easily untied. *sinister grin*
JOAH: (VO) Well, I saw this chandelier hanging
over his bed, and I figured that if I untied it, it would fall straight on his
Y. Joah is about to untie the rope, when Karrno lets out a rather
loud snore. Y. Joah and Owen jump back and Owen knocks over a nearby table.
They freeze, but Karrno doesn''t wake up. Giving a loud sigh, Joah goes back
to untying the rope, and lets it go. The chandelier comes soaring down, hits
the canopy, bounces up and rolls off, crashing on the floor. Karrno fidgets
and Joah and Owen duck down for several seconds, until they realizes that Karrno''s
still not awake. Frustrated, they climbs back up to the tunnel and start to
JOAH: (VO) We was about halfway back when we
heard these screams coming from the bedroom. Both of us turned back and got
there to find him, well, engulfed in fire.
Y. Joah and Owen watches for a few moments as Karrno runs around
the room, screaming and on fire, and then finally leaves.
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA''S QUARTERS
LEELA: (doubtful again) Wait, let me get this
straight. _You_ helped assassinate the Cycuses'' leader?
JOAH: It was unintended, of course. Although
the group payed dearly for what I had done.
CUT TO- FLASHBACK
JOAH: (VO) You see, Karrno had two children,
his son Kang and his daughter Kodos. Not that any of us could tell the difference
between the two... Anyway, after Karrno died, Kang became the ruler. And Kang''s
way of getting justice done was by getting even. And to him, this meant getting
even with the whole slave population.
There''s a street of small, rather crummy-looking homes that
are obviously the homes of the slaves. Several of the are going down the street,
pulling people from their homes and creating a reprise of what they were doing
in NNY. Further down the street, Joah is poking his head out of the window of
his home, looking over the scene worried.
Y. JOAH: I don''t know Jean. This doesn''t
look like it''ll blow over anytime soon.
JEANNE: (OS) I''m not sure staying in their
view is going to help any.
Y. JOAH: They aren''t going to see me.
A hand reaches out from OS and pulls Joah away from the window.
He sighs and turns around to face JEANNE, a young looking cyclops with dark
purple hair resting below her shoulders and bangs similar to Leela''s. She looks
up at Y. Joah, concerned.
JEANNE: There''s no way they can prove that
you... you know, killed him.
Y. JOAH: They don''t care if I did it or not.
They don''t care if Owen did. They''ll still kill us all anyway if we stay here.
JEANNE: But there''s no place for us to go,
even if we did run.
Y. JOAH: I know... I know... wait, what if
we stole on of their ships and escaped?
JEANNE: Are you crazy? That''ll just increase
the risk us getting killed!
Y. JOAH: Do you want to die here, or to you
want to try to live by almost getting killed a mile away?
JEANNE: (upset) I don''t know. I just don''t
want you hurt. And what about Toronga?
LEELA: (VO) Wait a minute... I was already
JOAH: (VO) Actually, you were a couple of months
As if the flashback cues in, you can hear a baby start wailing
in the background. Jeanne rushes out of the room and comes back carrying a YOUNG
LEELA, wrapped in a blanket and wailing. Her hair is, for once, not in a ponytail.
JEANNE: Look, I''ll give it a try if you think
it''s our only way out, but if we get caught...
Y. JOAH: I''m not going to let anything happen
to you or Leela...
JOAH: Both names works, Jean.
Jeanne sighs and hugs him.
JEANNE: If you think it''s the only way we''ll
CUT TO- HANGER
Y. Joah and Jeanne (who''s clutching Y. Leela) sneak up to a
wall of the hanger. Y. Joah pokes his head around the corner and checks out
the guards at the door.
CUT TO- CLOSE-UP OF Y. JOAH
Y. JOAH: Okay, if we''re going to get past
these guards, we''ll have to be quick, clever, maybe even sink to their level.
Okay, Jeanne? Jeanne? ZOOM OUT
Y. Joah looks towards Jeanne''s direction to catch her reply,
only to find that she''s opened a back entrance to the hanger and gone in.
Y. JOAH: Or we could just take the back door.
CUT TO- INSIDE HANGER
Y. Joah and Jeanne wander around the hanger bay, looking over
the various ships hidden in it.
JOAH: (VO) When we got in there, there were
so many ships to choose from, I couldn''t decide on which one to take. But your
mother found one. And of course, it was the biggest one in the hanger.
Jeanne''s pointing to the Cerca, which has to take up at least
half of the hanger''s space (and we''re talking about a pretty big hanger here).
Y. JOAH: You want to take _that_?
JEANNE: Yeah. Why not?
Y. JOAH: But... there''s no way we''re gonna
get out of here using _that_ ship! It''s too big!
JEANNE: Well, why don''t we just look inside?
CUT TO- CERCA BRIDGE
Jeanne and Y. Joah are wandering around the bridge. Y. Joah''s
examining the controls.
Y. JOAH: Amazing! It looks so easy to drive...
but we can''t take this ship and get away with it alive.
JEANNE: But think about what we could do if
we did! If we took _this_ ship, we could come back and rescue others! We could
go around, tell people what''s happening here. C''mon Joah... pleeeaase?
Y. JOAH: (considering) Well...
KANG- (OS, muffled): We know you''re in there
rebels! Come out so we can beat you, or we''ll come in there... to beat you!
Y. JOAH: (rushed) Hon, I''ve thought it over
and I totally agree with you.
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA''S QUARTERS
LEELA: (non-believing)You took the ship and
just escaped? With no problems whatsoever?
JOAH: I don''t remember how we exactly escaped,
but I''ll never forget what we did next.
CUT TO- FLASHBACK
Back on the Cerca bridge, Y. Joah is gazing over the stars through
the window in the background, while Jeanne is sitting in the foreground, setting
Y. Leela''s hair in a ponytail, looking depressed.
Y. JOAH: I can''t believe it... after all those
years, we''re finally free!
JEANNE: (monotone) Yeah.
Y. JOAH: (turns around) Jean, what''s wrong?
JEANNE: I was thinking... if this is one of
their ships, can''t they just track us down? What if they find us? And what
about Toronga? What''ll they do to her?
Y. JOAH: Jeanne, the chances of them finding
us aren''t all that big...
JEANNE: They''re still big to me. (PAUSE) I
want to take her to earth.
Y. JOAH: (aghast) To _earth_? But Jeanne...
that''s across the universe!
JEANNE: Exactly! They''d never think about
Y. JOAH: But... there''s so many species on
that planet! Maybe even a Cycus! As soon as one sees us, he''ll figure out who
we are, what we did... they''ll be sure to tell Kang...
JEANNE: I wasn''t talking about _us_ going
to earth... (trails off)
Y. Joah looks over at Jeanne, shocked. He shakes his head.
Y. JOAH: You can''t be thinking of...
JEANNE: Look, if we left her on earth, we know
that she''d be safe... they didn''t even know that we had a daughter, right?
Y. JOAH: Right, but...
JEANNE: (CONT) And as soon as things cool down,
we can go back to get her.
Y. JOAH : But that could take years! And who
would raise her while we were gone?
JEANNE: They have these places that take care
of kids without parents... an Orphanarium, or something. She might have to stay
there for a little while.
Y. JOAH: What if we never see her again? What
if something happens to her while we''re gone?
JEANNE: Joah, she''ll be safer there than she
will be here.
PAUSE as Y. Joah considers this.
Y. JOAH: Are you sure this is what you want
Jeanne nods. Y. Joah sighs depressingly.
Y. JOAH: If you think that''s the best way
to keep her safe...
JOAH: (VO) It was the hardest thing I ever
did. I never wanted to give you up, neither of us did, but we had no choice.
If we wanted you safe, we''d have to keep you away from us. When we finally
landed on earth...
CUT TO- CERCA BRIDGE- ON EARTH-LATER
Jeanne is looking forlornly out the window, clutching Y. Leela
(wrapped in a blanket) close to her. Y. Joah comes up to her, clutching a note
in one hand.
Y. JOAH: I wrote the info out... are you ready
to take her over?
JEANNE: Actually... Joah, you take her. I don''t
think I can... (breaks off )
Y. JOAH: Yeah, sure.
Y. Joah reluctantly takes Y. Leela from Jeanne. Jeanne starts
JEANNE: You be careful... (to Y. Leela) Goodbye
Toronga, I love you... we''ll be back as soon as we can... (breaks off crying)
Jeanne gives Y. Leela one last kiss goodbye and runs out of
the room. Y. Joah watches her leave, even more depressed.
CUT TO- STREETS OF NNY- LATER
It''s a cloudy evening on the planet earth. Y. Joah, cradling
his sleeping daughter. He comes across the Orphanarium, which had an alleyway
between it and another building.
JOAH: (VO) I knew I had to turn you in, but
I also knew I couldn''t be caught. So I decided to stake out in an alleyway
nearby until someone found you.
LEELA: (VO) Why''d you leave me on a pile of
JOAH: (VO) Look, _that_ was just a coincidence...
Y. Joah walks into the alleyway and sets Y. Leela down on the
pile. He crouches down to her level.
Y. JOAH: I know you don''t understand... Lord,
I wish you could... But your mom and I have to leave you here until it''s safe
to come back and get you. I''m not sure how long that''s going to take... Remember,
your mom and I love you, and I swear I''ll come back for you... even if it takes
a hundred years...
WOMAN: (OS) Who''s there?
Y. Joah gasps and rushes to hide behind a couple of trash cans.
A young woman comes around the corner, looking around.
WOMAN: Hello? Anyone here?
The woman suddenly sees Y. Leela. She walks over cautiously
and shakes her awake. Y. Leela looks up at her, sits up and smiles at her. The
woman smiles back, pulls out her camera and takes the picture that eventually
ended up in Leela''s photo album. The woman picks up Y. Leela, finds the note,
and reads over it as she carries Y. Leela OS. Y. Joah watches this all from
his hiding place.
Y. JOAH: (sad) Goodbye Leela. I''ll miss you.
Y. Joah sits there for a few seconds, hanging his head.
FADE TO- CERCA- LEELA''S QUARTERS
Joah''s sitting on the bed, sitting in the same position. Leela''s
wiping her eyes (she''s obviously been crying).
JOAH: (CONT) ...and that''s what happened.
LEELA: That''s so sad... but what about Aaron?
Why''s he the Fugitive?
JOAH: Well, first I should say that your mother
was right. The Cycuses did track us down. They''ve been chasing us through the
universe, but they''ve never been able to keep up. Unfortunately, they also
raided every planet that they thought we''d be on. They never gave earth a thought,
because 1) We never went to earth when they tracked us down, and 2) they weren''t
looking for you, because they didn''t even know you had been born. But about
ten years ago, we went back to our own planet. By now, we''d gone around, rescuing
the survivors of Kang''s raids, building up our little army. Along the way,
we hit a couple of battles that we seem to be famous for. But when we got to
the planet, it was destroyed. There was nothing left! It looked like...
LEELA: (interrupting) A bomb went off? I know,
I saw it. I went looking for you and I got to the planet... (trials off)
JOAH: (angry) Kang did it. When he figured
out that he could conquer almost any planet he wanted to, he figured he didn''t
need any slaves.
LEELA: And Aaron? Why''s Kang after Aaron?
JOAH: That''s another story in itself. I received
word that another group of Cyclopes escaped the explosion, and were heading
to earth. One of them was apparently my friend, Owen. A few years ago, I actually
met up with the group. Jeanne and I went back a few years ago, around 3000 or
so, and we stayed with them for a few days. But of course, Kang was after us,
and he didn''t know about Owen at the time, so we had to leave before we could
actually find you. I assume that Kang somehow found them anyway and then, well,
you know... The only reason I can think of for him wanting Aaron is that he
may have been Owen''s son, and Kang of course despised Owen. (Leela gives him
a surprised look) Of course, that''s just a guess...
LEELA: (cautiously) What about my mother? (SILENCE)
Joah, where''s my mom?
Joah suddenly becomes rather quiet, and stares off into space
for a few seconds.
JOAH: *Sigh* When we heard that the Cycuses
were heading for the Milky Way Galaxy, your mother insisted that we go back
to find you. I... (hesitates) when we got there... well, someone had to stay
on the ship and keep the peace... it was Jeanne who wanted to go... who knew,
maybe she could explain this whole mess to you... (melancholy) that was about
two months ago.
Leela suddenly remembers what she heard:
ALIEN1: (VO)(mocking) And if you don''t find
him, burn the evidence. God, if I have to take one more order from him again...
ALIEN2: (VO) Quiet, you! It was your fault
you brought that girl in dead.
ALIEN1: (VO) Which one?
ALIEN2: (VO) Oh, you know, the pushy one...
LEELA: Back on earth, I heard a couple of those
guys talking about someone named Jeanne...
JOAH: (monotone) They followed us. Somehow,
they found out we were going to earth and they followed us. That''s where they
found Owen''s group, before they started the war, just to keep it quiet. That''s
why you found him in a dumpster; it was the last place his parents could hide
him. And by the time I realized what had happened... it was too late...
Ashamed, Joah turns away. Leela watches him for a few seconds
before scooting up next to him. Joah looks up at her.
LEELA: You thought you were doing the right
thing... and maybe you were. But you can''t keep blaming yourself for ruining
everything... and if you''re telling the truth about all that you just said,
then you didn''t loose all of us.
She places her hand on his, and they look up at each other,
unsure what to say next...
INT CERCA- BENDER/TIMMY''S QUARTERS
Bender''s by the bed, unloading everything in his chest cavity,
including about 20 6-packs of beer, a rather tall stack of magazines, Leela''s
wallet, a couple of stolen jewels, Fry''s wallet, a car tire, a rather scrawny
looking cat, Amy''s wallet, a miniature nuclear bomb, a DOOP flag, a Bart Simpson
doll (minus shorts), Hermes''s wallet, and pretty anything else imaginable (think
Mary Poppins and all her luggage in that one small bag). Timmy''s watching him.
BENDER: Man, I need to clean this thing out
TIMMY: Mr. Bender, do you think we should look
for your friends?
BENDER: Well... Yeah. They probably have more
booze on them anyway. C''mon.
Bender and Timmy leave the room, (camera stays on a shot of
the bed), and the bed, which is totally covered with Bender''s things, suddenly
collapses two seconds later.
CUT TO- CERCA- QUARTERS CORRIDOR
Bender and Timmy are turning a corner, when a door opens farther
down the hall. Bender reels back and pulls Timmy with him.
TIMMY: What''s wrong, sir?
BENDER: Shhh! It might be that guard I mugged
Well, it''s not the guard, it''s Joah. He walks out so that
Bender and Tim can''t see his face.
BENDER: Oh. It''s just the captain. I almost
mugged him too, but he had all those damn guards. Hmm, looks like he''s...
Leela suddenly comes out of the room and follows him.
BENDER: ...(freaked out) coming out of _Leela''s_
LEELA: (to Joah) Thanks for coming in... it
took a lot of guts to do that.
JOAH: It was my pleasure, Leela. It''s been
so long since I''ve seen you. I couldn''t stay away much longer. I''m really
sorry about what happened...
LEELA: Don''t worry. You did what you could
so I wouldn''t be hurt. And I appreciate that.
Leela leans over and gives Joah a light kiss on the cheek.
BENDER: Oh my God! Leela knows the captain!
EXT- CERCA- HOSPITAL WARD (DOOR)
FRY: (OS, furious) SHE''S WHAT?
CUT TO- CERCA HOSPITAL WARD- FRY''S ROOM
Fry''s lying in one of the beds, apparently better, but he looks
rather angry. Bender and Timmy are next to him.
BENDER: I said, she''s having an affair with
this guy running the ship! I heard it with my own ears.
TIMMY: But sir, you don''t have ears.
BENDER: Quiet, you! (To Fry) She''s having
a fling with the _captain_.
FRY: (disappointed) Aw man. I guess things
can''t get much worse than that.
BENDER: That''s nothing. I heard one of the
guards call him Captain _Joah Sheecera_!
FRY: Bender, do me a favor. Could you take
that pillow right there and smother me?
BENDER: C''mon Fry, it''s not that big of a
FRY: Not to you.
BENDER: Well, since it doesn''t make any difference,
I heard that Aaron isn''t even adopted. I think he''s a result of a little...
*ahem* you know.
TIMMY: Hey, they never said... mmmph!
Bender has just slapped a hand over Tim''s mouth.
FRY: (depressed) Thank you, Bender.
BENDER: (cheery) No problem, bud.
Suddenly, Leela comes in, carrying Aaron.
LEELA: Hi Fry! How you feeling?
CUT TO- HOSPITAL WARD (DOOR)
FRY (OS): What''s it to you, you little wh***
You can no longer hear Fry, but you sure can hear Leela gasp.
I doubt you need to think long to fill the blanks (unless you''re not big on
cussing, *good for you*)...
Joah''s walking by the door, when he hears Leela.
LEELA: (shouting) What the hell''s your problem?
Joah enters the room.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
FRY: You don''t have to deny it! Bender told
JOAH: Told you what?
Fry and Bender stare at Joah for a few seconds, Fry then turns
back to Leela.
BENDER: Oh crud.
FRY: Oh, so he''s older _and_ he''s a cyclops!
BENDER: Um, I have to go now...
Bender gets up to leave, but Leela grabs his arm and swings
him into the wall.
LEELA: You''re staying right here, Bender.
(To Fry) What did he tell you?
FRY: He said you and him (points to Joah) have
been on a fling for years, and that Aaron''s a part of your affair!
Joah and Leela glares evilly at Bender.
LEELA: (still staring at Bender) Timmy, take
Aaron for a second, will you?
Timmy grabs Aaron and backs up behind Fry''s bed.
ZOOM IN- FRY, TIMMY & AARON
The three watch, horrified as Leela beats up Bender, complete
with sound effects and flying bolts. Finally, you hear Bender scream, a door
slam, and Leela comes up to Fry.
JOAH: Despite what Bender told you, Leela and
I are not ""going together"".
LEELA: And Aaron is not our ""love child"".
Is that clear?
FRY: Yeah, then why were you in her room?
LEELA: He had to tell me something important.
FRY: (SOTTO, bitter) Yeah, like Zapp had to
tell you something important...
LEELA: Shut up, Fry!
Joah gives Leela a Look, who in turn is looking ready to kill
JOAH: (changing the subject) *Ahem*, So _you''re_
the one who risked his life to save my daughter.
FRY: Oh yeah, well, that was nothing. No offence,
but your men really need to work on their aim... wait a minute. (Realizing)
Your... daughter? You mean Leela... and you... and I... (to Leela) Your dad''s
LEELA: (exasperated) YES!
PAUSE as Fry considers this.
FRY: So you''re _not_ a couple?
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA''S QUARTERS- LATER
Leela''s sprawled out on her bed, smiling. Amy''s sitting in
a near-by chair
LEELA: I still can''t believe it! After all
these years, all my research, I''ve finally found my family! (thinks) Well,
what''s left of my family...
AMY: Man, you lucked out big-time with your
LEELA: What are you talking about?
AMY: Guh! He''s popular, a galactic hero, and
didn''t you notice how he looked?
AMY: Oh come on Leela! I don''t normally say
this to a lot of people, but your dad''s pretty hot.
LEELA: Amy! You think every guy you come across
AMY: So? But all''s I''m saying is, he looks
too good to be your dad... Leela throws one of her pillows at Amy''s head, hitting
her dead on.
AMY: ...um, I mean, he looks too _young_ to
be your dad.
LEELA: Amy, he''s 54. And what are you getting
AMY: Well... maybe he''s not really your dad.
Maybe he''s just telling you that so you''ll feel better.
LEELA: Oh that''s just stupid.
But as Leela looks back up at her canopy, she begins to think...
CUT TO- CERCA- JOAH''S QUARTERS
Joah is talking with Leela.
JOAH: Lying? Why would I lie to you.
LEELA: I don''t know... I''d just feel better
if there was someway we could prove it.
Amy comes in, dragging the professor''s DNA Tester with her.
AMY: Got it!
LEELA: Are you stalking me?
AMY: (ignoring her) All you have to do is use
this, and then we can find out if you''re not the lying jerk Leela thinks you
Leela gaps at Amy.
LEELA: Get out Amy. NOW!
AMY: Jeeze! Push-ey (leaves).
CUT TO- OUTSIDE DOOR
Bender, Hermes, LaBarbara, Dwight, Timmy, Farnsworth and Amy
(who''s just joined them) are all outside the door, trying to listen in. After
a few seconds...
LEELA: (OS, muffled) I knew it! You are my
Timmy, LaBarbara and Farnsworth cheer, everyone else grumbles
as they start pulling out money (most of which is probably going to the winners
of some bet).
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
LEELA: There''s just one thing I don''t understand.
If the planet''s gone, then where''s the rest of the race?
JOAH: Leela, we _are_ the rest of the race.
LEELA: (shocked) Wha... (denying) Oh no. No
no no... there must be someone else...
JOAH: I''m sorry, Leela. Everyone was killed.
I''m surprised Aaron even made it alive.
LEELA: (angry) They''re destroying everything
in their path da... um, Joah. I can''t just sit back and watch them anymore.
JOAH: I know. We keep trying to run from them,
trying to loose them, but they always come too close.
LEELA: But there was no point in running in
the first place...
JOAH: (stern) The point was, I was trying to
keep you and your mother safe. (Depressed) Not that it mattered.
LEELA: You can''t keep running now, though.
(Joah sighs) Don''t you see? The more you run, the more planets they conquer!
You''ve got to find a way to kill off the bastards! (PAUSE) And if you won''t,
then I will, and you can''t stop me.
"The Fugitive: Part 6"
by: Officer 1BDI
INT CERCA- TIRAFFE TERRARIUM- THE NEXT DAY
The door is opened, and in enters Joah with the PE crew (including
Fry, who's seemed to recover fully by now, and Aaron, who's being carried by
Leela), apparently giving them a tour of the Cerca.
LEELA: (walking in) Oh no! I'm not going any
further than this.
JOAH: Don't worry, Leela. The Tiraffes won't
hurt you again. Although I wouldn't recommend getting near that cub anytime
BENDER: Jeeze, Leela! What's wrong with a little
SFX: CAT PURR
Bender looks down and finds the same cub nuzzling his leg with
it's three heads. He glares down at it and gives it a good kick. The cub snarls
at him, pounces, and all three heads latch onto his arm.
BENDER: Hey! Leggo! (Starts shaking his arm
I said, GET OFF!
She removes the cub and places him back down. The Tiraffe gives
a grateful mew, and runs off somewhere.
LEELA: Why're there animals on the ship?
JOAH: Actually, the animals were here when
we found the ship in the first place. The Cycuses were
studying them, I assume. It's a good thing, too. Now that the
planet's destroyed, it's important that
these animals stay out of harm's way.
Joah and the crew walk OS, and in the background, the young
Tiraffe sniffs around in the bushes. Several seconds later, a giant snake-like
creature with wings and a bird head chomps down on the cub, and flies off somewhere.
CUT TO- TIRAFFE TERRARIUM LAKE- LATER
Most of the crew is exploring the place. Hermes and Dwight are
checking out a few caves in the background, Zoidberg is making himself at home
in the water, Amy and LaBarbara are discovering the various species of beautiful
flowers around the area, and Farnsworth and Timmy are analyzing the remains
of the Tiraffe cub's skeleton (Nibbler's nearby, gnawing on one of the bones).
Fry and Bender are up on the edge of a small cliff suspended above the lake.
BENDER: (looking into lake) Wow. Can you believe
all the stuff that's here? How much do you think we could smuggle outta here
without killing the goods, Fry?
(PAUSE) Fry? Fry!
Fry's not listening. He's watching Joah, Leela and Aaron, who're
sitting on the lake's shore, the two older ones chatting. Leela bursts out laughing
over something Joah told her and Fry grins slightly.
BENDER: Fry! WAKE UP!
FRY: (snapping out of it) Huh? Oh yeah. Good
BENDER: Really? Okay, see ya!
Bender leaves OS. Fry doesn't follow, he just keeps
looking towards Leela. Bender returns a few seconds later, obviously
BENDER: Yo Fry! That rare Anish isn't gonna
club itself... hey buddy, you okay?
FRY: Wha... yeah. I'm fine. (Dreamy) Just perfect...
BENDER: (realizing) Heeeyyy! You're acting
sorta... you know... lovey-dovey. I thought I told you not to get the hots for
FRY: (annoyed) I'm not. I'm not at all attracted
BENDER: Oh yeah? Then why don't you stop staring
at her, huh? Why didn't you just let _her_ take that
laser in the chest? Why didn't you just pretend to not care
for her at all during Mother's Day?
FRY: I was being a friend, okay?
BENDER: Yeah? Well, I wouldn't have done _any_
of those things for _you_, and I'm still your friend. How do you explain that?
Then, it suddenly dawns on Fry. He turns to Bender, looking
FRY: I dunno. I... I can't help it. I mean,
we've always been friends... but she's always been special to me. And all of
the sudden, she's more special to me than usual.
BENDER: Uh oh... I knew it!
FRY: Knew what?
BENDER: The signs are all there. God, I should
have seen it coming.
FRY: What is it!?
BENDER: Well... I recognize those symptoms.
That's exactly the way I felt about... (look around
nervously, whispers) the Countess.
FRY: Oh... (realizing, panicking) The _Countess_?
BENDER: Yep. The Countess.
FRY: (SOTTO) Oh no... Not the Countess! Anyone
but her! Bender, what do I do?
BENDER: Just tell her, man. There's nothing
to loose. Unless she really hates you, and after you tell her that, she stops
talking to you. Or she could get really annoyed and head off another laser beam
your way. Or she could tell her dad, and he could get PO'ed...
CUT TO- FRY'S DAY-DREAM SEQUENCE
In Fry's mind, he pictures Leela and Joah, standing, talking
behind a door with a window showing their silhouettes, Fry waiting outside the
door. It suddenly opens, and Joah darts out, bearing a shotgun, and starts chasing
Fry around the room ala Bruce Willis in Armageddon. Fry suddenly hits a corner
the room, he turns around sharply, to find the gun in his face...
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
BENDER: ...Or she could just say that you're
just friends, and you'll live with that disappointment for the rest of your
FRY: But what do I say to her? I can't just
go up to her and tell her something like this out of the blue!
BENDER: Well, I'm not gonna, so whatever you
want to do is no metal off my back.
Fry turns back to looking at Leela, and gathers a look of determination
on his face.
INT CERCA BRIDGE- CLOSE-UP OF FRY
With the same look of determination on his face, Fry walks on
down the hall. He stops at Leela's door.
FRY: Okay, I'll just go in and confess my profound
love for her.
Fry turns around sharply.
FRY: She can wait.
Fry knocks on the door. There's no reply.
FRY: Hello... (knocks) Hello! Are you in there?
(PAUSE, takes a deep breath) If you are, I have something to tell you. *Ahem*,
look, we've been friends for a long time, right? And things sometimes happen
during a long time... like our feelings change.
(Hinting) About each other. (PAUSE) Aw, to hell with it. I love
you! I've loved you for a long time now, it just took me that long to figure
it out. And it's not one of those stupid 'weak loves' either. I love you so
much, that... um... uh... well, I love you so much! In fact, the only thing
that's keeping me from running in there and making out with you right now is
this door between us...
The door suddenly opens wide, and Fry's face falls to despair
(and panic) when he sees that it's not Leela.
ZOIDBERG: Why Fry! I didn't know you cared!
Fry runs down the hall, still screaming.
ZOIDBERG: Wait! Don't leave me! I can change...
(SOTTO) Oh why do I bother?
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA'S QUARTERS
Leela's sitting at a desk with a mirror on it, across the room.
Her hair's down, because she's combing out of it what seems to be some sort
of brown goop.
LEELA: (SOTTO) Stupid Bender throwing those
stupid sludge balls...
When the last strand of hair is clean, she looks up and sees
Fry in the mirror. He's standing in her doorway. She gets up to greet him.
LEELA: Fry, what's the matter? You look scared
FRY: I am. I mean, I am? I mean, I do? No,
not I do! I mean...
LEELA: Are you okay?
Leela places a comforting hand on Fry's arm. He stares at her
hand, like it's a poisonous snake, and
stares back at Leela in the same fashion. Leela gives him a
strange look and takes her hand away.
FRY: Leela, I need to tell you something.
PAUSE as the two just stare at each other.
LEELA: (expectantly) And...
FRY: And I'm not sure how to say it.
LEELA: Well, you'd better figure out soon,
because d... erm, Joah is holding a meeting in about five
minutes that we all need to go to and I'm not about to waste
my time just standing here talking with you...
ZOOM IN- CLOSE UP OF FRY
Leela's still talking, but Fry can barley hear her. He's becoming
more edgy, more nervous, more reckless.
And in the sudden moment, that same lovey-dovey music score
that's always played when they're about to kiss is building up in the background.
Leela stops talking and notices Fry.
LEELA: Fry, what's wrong?
FRY'S MIND: (to Fry, which I guess would be
himself) Just tell her. Go ahead, tell her the truth. Tell her that you're madly
in love with her. Give her the little speech you gave Zoidberg.
FRY: (to his mind) I can't just do that.
LEELA: Now you're talking to yourself. Fry,
are you sure you're alright?
FRY'S MIND: Well, do something you numbskull!
She's not gonna be here forever!
FRY: (to Leela) Of course I'm alright. (Seductively)
If I weren't, I wouldn't be doing this...
In a sudden burst of both courage and idiocy, he grabs her by
the shoulders, leans towards her, and pulls her into a deep kiss. Leela looks
freaked-out you for a few moments, but she finally relaxes into it. The music's
still playing, maybe even stronger than before.
ZOOM TO- FRY
FRY'S MIND: Um, this wasn't exactly what I
meant... it's nice, though. I'm not complaining.
ZOOM TO- LEELA
LEELA'S MIND: I can't believe that jerk is doing this! He has
some nerve to come barging in here and kiss me like I'm some hooker. Or Amy.
Or something. (PAUSE) So how come I'm not stopping it?
ZOOM TO- FRY
FRY'S MIND: Where the hell is that music coming
CUT TO- CERCA- BENDER'S QUARTERS
Bender is playing an electric keyboard in his room (hence where
the music's coming from), Tim is watching him.
BENDER: I've been working on this one for awhile.
Sounds a little fruity, huh?
TIMMY: I think it's a beautiful tune.
Bender glares at him, then takes the keyboard and smashes Tim
with it, who in turn falls to the floor.
BENDER: (to the unconscious Tim) Weirdo.
CUT TO- SHOT OF FRY AND LEELA
Still kissing Leela, Fry slowly edges towards the bed (right
next to them) He tries to sit both of them down on it while still kissing Leela,
but he's never been good at coordinating moves anyway, so he ends up tripping
over the bed and falling on it, pulling Leela with him. Half horrified (and
maybe half flattered), Leela sits up and shoves Fry away.
FRY: (disappointed) Why'd you stop?
LEELA: What do you think you're doing!
FRY: I thought we could make out a little...
LEELA: No! I mean, aside from _that_. What
was with that kiss?
FRY: I... I don't know. I wasn't thinking.
LEELA: Like I didn't notice.
JOAH: (OS) Really?
They both turn to see Joah standing in the doorway, looking
at them expectantly. Only then do they realize what the scene looks like, and
all too late they scramble off the bed.
JOAH: Did I interrupt something here?
LEELA: (quick) Oh no. Fry was just demonstrating
a scene from... um... a 20th Century movie. With me. That involved kissing.
FRY: Huh? Oh yeah, right!
JOAH: Okay. Which movie?
FRY: (panicked) Um... uh... Austin Powers!
Joah and Leela both give him disgusted looks.
LEELA: (hisses to Fry) Fry, do you know how
much sex was in the remake five years ago.
FRY: (gulps) Um, did I say Austin Powers? 'Cause
I meant... er...
FRY'S MIND: (chant) Unsexy movie. Unsexy movie.
FRY: American Pie! No, wait, Eyes Wide Shut!
Leela groans and slaps her head in disgust. Joah gives them
FRY'S MIND: Smooth move, moron.
JOAH: Yeah... whatever. Just thought I'd drop
in to tell you that the meeting's starting soon. (PAUSE) I'll see you at the
Joah finally leaves the scene. Leela and Fry sigh with relief,
then Leela slaps the back of Fry's head.
LEELA: You idiot!
FRY: Hey, how am I supposed to know about remakes?
And he left, didn't he?
LEELA: But why did... how come you... what
was with the kiss?
FRY: (shy) Oh. That. Leela, I came in here
to tell you... I think I...
Bender sticks his head through the door, interrupting Fry.
BENDER: Hey Leela, Yianna's starting the meeting
LEELA: Wha... oh yeah. Thanks Bender. I'll
be right there, I still need to fix my hair.
BENDER: (walking out, grumbling) Well _sorry_,
Fry follow Bender out of the room, but not before he and Leela
give each other a Look as he exits.
INT CERCA- CONFERENCE ROOM- LATER
The room has a giant round table in the center, where the rest
of the PE crew, Joah, Yianna, Groxn, Flexxo, Nallyd and several of Joah's guards
are already seated. In the center of the table is a hologram projector (turned
off at the moment). Leela enters and sits down next to Joah, who sits across
from Fry and Bender. Bender is sitting next to Nallyd.
YIANNA: Well, now that we're all here, we might
as well begin. Captain?
JOAH: Thank you, Miss Glab. As you all know,
we've been under the attack of the Cycuses for quite some time now. Although
we have succeeded in fighting them off during a few occasions, along with quite
a few other unexpected battles for which we are famous, we're still getting
nowhere. And any attacks on other planets have been our own fault. This has
been brought to my attention, and so has to proven point that running from them
will only worsen the situation. So, I propose that within the next week or so,
we return to earth, seek out Kang's troops, and dispose of Kang himself.
YIANNA: (rising) My God, are you mad? Do you
even have the slightest idea of how many guards he'll have for himself? It'll
be impossible for us to kill him. And even if we did, what good would that do
JOAH: I may not have been under their rule
for a long time, but I do remember how they chose their leaders. If a leader's
killed, then his son takes over. And if the son is killed, without any heirs
to take over for him, then the killer rules over them.
YIANNA: (sits down ) But what about Kodos...
JOAH: The Cycuses have never had a female leader,
and they never will.
AMY: (grumbling) Sexist pigs.
BENDER: Wait, you're saying all we have to
do is terminate the guy, and we get full control of the
JOAH: Well, that's the theory.
BENDER: Ohhhhh... sweet, sweet victory.
CUT TO- BENDER'S DAY-DREAM SEQUENCE
Bender is standing atop a hill, wearing a gold crown, commanding
the citizens of Kang's army to break into every house and store seen, grabbing
everything in sight, and returning it to Bender. Bender starts laughing manically.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
Bender's still laughing to himself. Fry looks over at him worriedly,
then nervously raises his hand.
LEELA: Fry, it's an open discussion. You can
put your hand down.
FRY: Oh. Right. Um, how exactly are we going
to kill Kang?
Joah looks around the room awkwardly.
JOAH: Ummm... actually, we're still in the
midis of figuring that out.
NALLYD: I have an idea.
NALLYD: Well, you know how the old saying goes;
Fight fire with fire. What if we did that?
YIANNA: Explain, please.
NALLYD: Gladly. The Cycuses dwell in underground
tunnels, so their camps obviously won't be in the
city, right? They'll be out in open fields. Or on beaches. If
we can find just where they're staking it out for the night, then we can sneak
up on them in the middle of the night, while they're sleeping, and we'll trap
them and set the tunnels on fire, give them a taste if what they've been shoving
down our own throats! There's no way they could escape! Joah and Yianna share
YIANNA: I must say, that's a rather grand plan
BENDER: "Grand"? Lady, that plan's perfect!
Not only do we get to kill the damn things, we can act like Pyros the whole
night! How perfect is that?
Bender reaches into his chest cavity and pulls out a wine glass
full of champagne. He raises it in a toast.
BENDER: (poetic-like) A toast to the man /
ingenious plan / that'll blow those morons away / BAM!
At "BAM", Bender slams his glass down, and the champagne spills
over into Nallyd's lap. He gasps and
hurriedly grabs his napkin to wipe it off.
Nallyd glares at Bender and stops cleaning his clothes long
enough to examine the napkin. It's totally
covered in what looks like dirt. He sighs annoyingly and sets
the napkin on the arm of his chair.
NALLYD: Now, where was I?
Without warning, the napkin suddenly bursts into flames. Nallyd
leaps up in shock, and the chair is engulfed in flames. Within seconds, it's
reduced to ashes. Everyone gaps at the former chair.
FRY: (breaking the silence) Um... what the
hell was that?
JOAH: That chair must have been defected. Are
you alright, Saloffe?
Nallyd stares numbly at the ashes.
NALLYD: Yeah, I'm fine, sir.
As everyone still ponders over the chair, one of Joah's guards
comes into the room and whispers
something to Joah. Joah nods to him.
JOAH: I have to leave for a bit. Saloffe, if
you could take over and explain to the rest of them how we're
going to accomplish this. I want you to take notes as you go
along, so I can review this plan afterwards.
NALLYD: (pulling out a notebook) Certainly,
Joah leaves the room, and Nallyd continues to droneon. But Leela
isn't satisfied with her father's
excuse, and she heads out of the room after him.
CUT TO- CERCA HALLWAY
Leela turns a corner and finally spies Joah, who's at the other
end of the hall.
LEELA: (calling) Joah! Hey Joah, wait up! Joah!
Joah finally turns around.
JOAH: Leela. What are you doing here?
LEELA: (runs up to him) I was just wondering
why you had to leave so fast... is anything wrong?
As they talk, they continue on through the hallway.
JOAH: Oh, nothing that a few hundred guards
can't handle. (Leela looks alarmed) Oh, don't worry, Leela. Aaron just woke
up, that's all.
LEELA: They dragged you out of the meeting
JOAH: Yes, I'm afraid so. (Musing) My crew
can fight against some of the most strongest armies in the known galaxy. And
yet, it seems not one of them knows how to feed an infant.
LEELA: That's nothing. I'm stuck with a crew
that's so stupid, half the time they don't know how to feed themselves.
Joah laughs at this, and Leela feels a pang of guilt for putting
her crew down.
LEELA: Well, they're not all _that_ bad. Like,
I'm the only one Bender takes orders from, Amy's okay if I can get on her good
side, Zoidberg's pretty good about keeping his mouth shut at the right times.
Leela trails off, and Joah looks at her expectantly. When Leela
doesn't answer, Joah breaks the ice.
JOAH: That reminds me; Leela, I hope you won't
mind me asking, but do you have any feelings towards Fry?
LEELA: Look, that kiss didn't mean anything.
He was just showing me...
JOAH: I wasn't talking about the kiss. Before
I caught you two talking about your little lip-wrestling
experience, I heard him try to serenade you with a little speech
LEELA: (curious) What speech?
JOAH: He tried standing outside your room,
you... well, I'm not sure what, I couldn't hear him
very well. Pity, he wasted it all at Dr. Zoidberg's door.
Leela stops in her tracks as this sinks in. Joah walks a few
steps ahead of her, notices she's stopped,
and turns around to wait for her.
LEELA: Really? He tried to tell me something
after you left but Bender came in after that and... (trails off)
JOAH: Don't worry about that now. We've still
got a bigger problem on our hands.
INT CERCA- FRY'S QUARTERS
Bender and Fry are in his room, Fry sprawled across his bed,
Bender sitting in a nearby chair, talking about the stolen kiss.
BENDER: Wait, let me get this straight; you
wasted that speech on Zoidberg, you lost it in front of Leela, and you kissed
her with no explanation? God, Fry. You really are an idiot.
FRY: I know, but I couldn't help it. It was
like... instinct took over. Or something.
BENDER: What kind of an instinct?
FRY: I'm not sure. Prob'ly the same one that
gave me the sudden urge to rip off her tank top.
BENDER: See, now _that's_ what you should have
FRY: Door's open.
Fry looks up to see who's entered; Dr. Zoidberg.
ZOIDBERG: Fry, I never got a chance to thank
you for that little speech of yours.
Bender and Fry exchange wary looks. Bender walks up to Zoidberg.
BENDER: Uh, look sea scum. That speech wasn't
ZOIDBERG: It wasn't, Robut?
BENDER: Afraid not. It was for...
Bender looks out of the corner of his eye at Fry, who's giving
him a "cut it out/stop it" motion. Bender winks at him.
BENDER: It was for Edna. You know, you're long
lost crush who had the hots for Fry instead of you?
Fry thinks for a second, and then slaps his head in disgust.
ZOIDBERG: Edna! But she's been dead for three
BENDER: Yep, ol' boy. That's what you thought.
But she came back, and Fry was just practicing that speech for her.
Zoidberg's eyes narrow as he turns to Fry.
ZOIDBERG: First you steal my anchovies, then
you steal my love.
Zoidberg comes closer to Fry, his claws waving dangerously.
FRY: Wait! Bender's got it all wrong! I never
would do anything to your Edna, even if she _were_ alive!
ZOIDBERG: So now you're saying she's ugly?
FRY: No, I meant... wait, Zoidberg, I can explain
CUT TO- FRY'S QUARTERS (DOOR)
Bender leaves the room. He closes the door and waits patiently
outside, while Fry's screams and Zoidberg's battle cries are muffled behind
INT CERCA- NALLYD'S QUARTERS-NALLYD'S DESK- EVENING
Nallyd's jacket is hanging over a chair next to his desk, the
note book with Nallyd's plan to destroy the Cycuses hanging clearly out of the
breast pocket. The room is dark, and either no one is in there, or Nallyd is
already asleep. A hand with an unseen owner reaches out from the darkness and
grabs the notebook out of the chair.
CUT TO- CERCA- CONFERENCE ROOM
That same stranger/SPY is standing in front of a projection
of Kang. His silhouetted back is facing
the camera, so you can't see who it is.
SPY: I have the plans for you, sir.
KANG: Excellent. Transport them immediately.
Spy places them on the desk and aims a remote control
at them. He presses a button, the notes flash, disappear, and
appear in Kang's tentacle a few seconds
later. He looks them over and starts laughing.
SPY: This is no laughing matter, Kang. If Joah
finds out where you are, he could burn half of the troops that are in the 'Castle'.
KANG: Then we'll just have to say out of the
Castle that night. Surely you'll let me know when he's
discovered me, right?
SPY: Of course, sir. I suggest that if you
truly want to capture him this time, that you stalk him. As soon
as you can get him separated from that damn army of his, he'll
be yours for the killing. (Sly) Just like
the others. Just like Jeanne.
KANG: Ah yes, that annoying little bitch. And
after all this time, we're finally getting what we _really_
The two just stand there, laughing evilly.
CUT TO- CERCA- NALLYD'S QUARTERS-NALLYD'S DESK- THE
Another hand grabs the jacket and puts it on. It's of course,
Nallyd. He doesn't notice that the notebook's
missing, and heads on outside, into the hallway.
CUT TO- CERCA DINING HALL- LATER
Both Joah and Leela's crews are sitting at the tables, eating
breakfast. Nallyd hurries in to join them, and takes an empty seat next to Joah
(Leela's on his other side, holding Aaron in one arm and eating with the other).
Nibbler's in Leela's lap, snatching up any scraps that fall off her plate.
JOAH: Good morning, Saloffe. Late start?
NALLYD: I'm sorry sir, but you know how I sleep
JOAH: Oh, Saloffe, I need the notes you took
for our plan.
NALLYD: Of course, sir.
Nallyd rummages through his pockets, looking for the notebook,
but he can't find it.
NALLYD: I seemed to have misplaced it, sir.
JOAH: Nonsense, you never misplace anything.
NALLYD: Either that, or someone... *gasp* wait!
I thought I heard someone in my room last night! They must have taken my notebook!
JOAH: (shocked) This is an outrage! We need
those plans to win this fight! (To crews) do any of you know about the whereabouts
of the note book? Any of you at all?
Joah turns to Fry, who's been very quiet this whole meal (and
who's sitting next to Leela).
JOAH: Fry, did you see anything happen? Fry
doesn't answer. Leela elbows him hard in the ribs.
LEELA: Fry, he's talking to you. (No answer)
Fry, say something!
Fry tries to, which is quite remarkable, considering that he
now seems to be lacking a tongue.
FRY: I thoul, bub Zoiher hasn' gisen me my
Translation: "I would, but Zoidberg hasn't given me my tongue
back". And indeed, after last night's scuffle, he hasn't. He's sitting across
the table from Fry, dangling the tongue in front of his face, examining it.
ZOIDBERG: I'll give it back when I'm good and
LEELA: Give me that!
She snatches the tongue out of his claws and hands it back to
LEELA: I'm sure we can put it back in after
NALLYD: (who's been watching this all with
fascination) Um... well, no need to worry, Joah. I've memorized the plan anyway.
I'll give you a new set of notes this afternoon.
JOAH: Well, alright.
Leela thinks about this for a few seconds, when something dawns
on her. But before she can speak up...
JOAH: (pointing at Fry) Um, I think you'd better
take him in to see the ship's doctor to get that fixed now.
Leela looks back at Fry, who's unwillingly playing tug-a-war
with his tongue and Zoidberg. Leela grabs the tongue again, hands Aaron to her
father, and leads Fry out of the room.
INT CERCA- HOSPITAL WARD- CORRIDOR- LATER
Fry and Leela walk out of an office, Fry rubbing his jaw viciously.
FRY: Stupid Dr. Zoidberg. If he hadn't cut
out my tongue, I'd have gladly given him a piece of my mind.
LEELA: You're mind's not big enough to be cut
in pieces. Honestly, Fry, what would make him cut out your tongue?
FRY: Um... I was rehearsing something outside
his door, and he thought it was for Edna.
LEELA: But Edna's dead.
FRY: I know. Bender told him otherwise.
LEELA: What were you rehearsing?
FRY: (embarrassed) Oh... nothing.
Leela suddenly remembers the speech that Joah mentioned to her.
LEELA: You were rehearsing for me, weren't
Fry stops walking (Leela does the same) and they stare at each
other, face-to-face for a few moments.
FRY: How... how did you...
LEELA: Joah overheard you and he told me.
FRY: Did he tell you what I said?
LEELA: Not really.
FRY: (disappointed) Oh.
Fry starts walking away. Leela grabs his arm.
LEELA: That doesn't mean I don't want to hear
FRY: Um okay... Leela, I...
PAUSE as Fry turns pale white and starts shaking from stage
fright. Leela throws her arms in the air in annoyance and starts walking away.
LEELA: Never mind, Fry.
Leela's halfway down the hall when Fry finally snaps out of
FRY: Leela, I love you!
Leela whirls around, stunned. She wasn't exactly expecting _that_,
and Fry uses her hesitation as an opportunity to run up to her. He gives her
a longing look and takes hold of both of her hands.
FRY: I'm not asking for anything in return,
except that maybe you feel the same way about me. Leela takes her hands away.
LEELA: Fry, I can't say that, because...
Leela tries to find the right words, and Fry's face falls.
LEELA: (comforting) It's not that I don't like
you. It's just... I'm not sure it's in the same way.
(Frustrated) Ohhh, I don't know! I'm so confused about everything
now, I don't know what I'm feeling!
FRY: Will you at least think about it?
LEELA: (sighs) Yeah. I guess I could.
Leela looks apologetic and starts walking away, Fry watching
her every move. As soon as she disappears from view, he turns to the wall and
starts banging his head against it.
FRY: Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
CUT TO- CERCA- FRY'S QUARTERS
Fry's in the same position in his room, banging against the
wall, while Bender and Timmy are watching
FRY: (CONT) Stupid. Stupid. Stupid...
TIMMY: Is that all you're going to do today?
FRY: Yep. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid...
BENDER: C'mon Fry, give it up. I told you it
was gonna be a waste.
FRY: Stupid. Stupid. (Stops and looks at Bender)
It wasn't a total waste. She said she'd think about it.
BENDER: Then what are you banging your head
against the wall for?
FRY: Um, you know, I forget.
TIMMY: Don't stress yourself over her, sir.
If she didn't like you, then she wouldn't have said that she'd think about it,
FRY: (brightening) Hey, you're right.
BENDER: Nah, she was probably just trying to
Fry gives a depressing sigh and sits down with his back to the
TIMMY: Um, We'd better go now.
Bender and Timmy sneak out of Fry's room, while Fry stares of
into space, thinking about whatever.
INT- CERCA- JOAH'S OFFICE
Leela's standing next to a window in the office, looking out.
SFX: DOOR CREAK
Upon hearing the door open, she takes in a deep breath and turns
around. Joah's just entered the room.
JOAH: Leela, I didn't think you'd be in here.
LEELA: I want to talk with you about that plan
LEELA: I don't think it's a good idea.
JOAH: We already went over this...
LEELA: Dad! Just hear me out for a second.
There's something wrong with the whole thing. Not the plan, I mean, the plan's
great. But what about the missing notebook? What if there's spy on the ship
working for Kang, and he has that notebook?
JOAH: Leela, that's preposterous.
LEELA: Is it? You said so yourself, Kang's
been able to find you, wherever you go, no matter how well you loose him. How
can you explain that? And how would the Cycuses have found out about Owen's
group if only you knew about it?
JOAH: Easy. It's called luck.
LEELA: I just have a bad feeling about this
whole thing. What if someone gets hurt? Or killed?
JOAH: I'm not going to guarantee that everyone
from my crew will make it back without a scratch here or there.
LEELA: I mean you. I've been searching for
you for practically my whole life, and I finally found you. I don 't want to
loose you again.
JOAH: Don't worry, Leela. Nothing's going to
happen to me.
LEELA: Just promise me that you won't get hurt.
JOAH: Okay. (Clears throat) Leela, I promise
that you won't get hurt.
LEELA: (satisfied) Okay, then I guess I...
wait a minute! Dad!
Joah laughs softly and gives Leela a comforting hug.
JOAH: Fine, I promise I won't get hurt. But
only as long as you're safe.
Leela gives him a kiss on the cheek.
LEELA: I love you, dad.
Joah's caught by surprise for a second, but he relaxes.
JOAH: I love you, too...
BENDER: (OS) (mocking) Yeah, and I love Timmy
CUT TO- SHOT OF BENDER
Bender's standing in the doorway, counting off "loves" as he
continues to drip with sarcasm.
BENDER: (CONT) ...and Fry, and Hermes, and
the Professor, and that ugly guard with the three noses, and even Cubert (who's
mysteriously disappeared at the moment), and I just love _everybody_ in the
whole, wide world!
LEELA: Oh shut up.
Why is Bender the one to ruin moments like these? Does Leela
really love Fry or not? Who stole Nallyd's note book? And how many more parts
are there in this series?!
Find out in Part 7 (yes, another part... hey, don't give me
that look! I invented that look! I... aw, never mind.)
"The Fugitive: Part 7"
by: Officer 1BDI
EXT- MILKY WAY- CERCA
The Cerca (towing the PE ship behind it) heads through the starry
galaxy, straight for earth, which has begun to gather a red haze in it''s atmosphere.
CUT TO- EARTH- RUINS OF A CITY
Both ships land in the midst of an open area, what was once
a grand town. Fry, Leela, Bender, Nallyd, Groxn and Joah are the first explore.
LEELA: (looking around) There''s no one here.
At that moment, a laser beam streams right past her face, leaving
a deep imprint on the ship. Another one clips Nallyd on the shoulder, and a
few flames develop. Cursing, he whacks them into submission. All five of them
hit the ground. Nallyd aims his gun towards the source of the shot.
NALLYD: (calling) Hold your fire! We''ve got
BENDER: Meatbag, we''re the only ones out here.
NALLYD: They don''t know that. (To shooter)
Come out, drop your gun, and we won''t have to kill you.
From behind the intact wall of a former building, a scared young
man, about 17, with brown crewcut hair and tattered clothes stumbles out and
tosses his gun aside. Everyone else stands, Nallyd still tracing him with his
NALLYD: Who are you? Why were you shooting
RON: (scared) My name''s Ron... I didn''t mean
to shoot you. This isn''t my gun, I don''t know how to use it...
NALLYD: (cocking his gun) Why should we believe
LEELA: Oh leave him alone, he''s just a kid.
(To Ron) Are you the only one here?
RON: No. A few others are around. We were at
the Head Museum when those aliens came here, and the building sort of collapsed
on us. Some of the heads are still alive, too...
NALLYD: (interrupting) How did you get out
if the museum fell on top of you?
RON: (frantic) I don''t know! I got lucky or
LEELA: Hey, calm down. We''ll help you out,
okay? (To Joah) Right?
JOAH: Right... except we really should be looking
for the Cycuses...
LEELA: Oh, c''mon, dad. It won''t take _that_
JOAH: Fine. Nallyd, go back into the ship and
tell Yianna to organize a relief party for the survivors. The rest of us will
search for Kang. He couldn''t have left earth _that_ fast... (To Ron) er...
he _is_ still, here, right?
RON: Yes sir; (points out yonder) camping out
in some field a couple of miles down.
FRY: Wait, New New York doesn''t have fields...
GROXN: Right, not NNY. But this place does.
FRY: Really? Well, where''s this place?
JOAH: (interrupting) *Ahem* Alright then. You
go with him (indicates Nallyd) so you can show him where everyone else is. The
rest of you come with me.
NALLYD: But sir, he could be an informer to
JOAH: You think that _everyone''s_ an informer,
Joah picks up part of the remaining rubble; a long stick, and
uses his laser to light one end of it.
JOAH: Come on.
BENDER: YES! Pyro time!
Bender picks up another stick and belches flames to light it.
The small group (joined by a few guards of Joah''s) except for Nallyd and Ron
starts to head out past the ruined city.
CUT TO- OPEN FIELD- LATER
Time''s passed, and the five-some look exhausted. And who would
blame them; they''ve been searching for Kang for hours now. By now, their torches
have gone out. Bender looks towards the horizon bitterly, and the sun is setting
in the blood-red sky. He gives a small moan and collapses.
FRY: Bender? You sober?
BENDER: No, just exhausted. C''mon Joah, we''ve
been searching this damn place for four hours. They aren''t here.
Joah glances around, looking defeated.
JOAH: You''re right. We''d better head back.
Relieved, the crew turns back towards the direction of the ship,
Joah bringing in the rear. They''ve only gone a few yards when...
SFX: BUSHES RUSTLING
Joah turns around, searching for the source of the noise. He
can''t find it, and he turns around to join the others, when...
SFX: BUSHES RUSTLING (louder)
Determined to find the source, Joah heads towards it, oblivious
to the rest of the group.
CUT TO- CERCA/PE SHIP- LATER
It''s almost nightfall by now, and the crew has just gotten
back. Yianna is awaiting their return.
YIANNA: There you are! I thought you were lost.
LEELA: They''ve already left. We couldn''t
find a trace of them.
YIANNA: Is Captain Sheecera still looking for
LEELA: No, he''s right here.
Leela turns around to point out Joah, except that there''s no
Joah to point out.
LEELA: Huh? Where''d he go?
FRY: I dunno. He was with us when we left.
BENDER: (boarding the ship) Oh well. Good riddance.
LEELA: (looking towards the field) He''s still
out there. He could be hurt! Or lost!
FRY: Come on, Leela. He''s smart. He knows
how to get back. He said so himself, the Cycuses were gone, and even if they
were here, I''m sure he''d have a quick and painless death... Leela?
Fry turns back towards Leela''s way, but she''d already run
out into the field to search for Joah. Fry groans, then starts running after
her. Groxn follows Fry.
BENDER: (looking out of the ship) Fry? Fry?
(Spies him) Aw crap!
Bender runs after the trio.
EXT OPEN FIELD
Fry''s running through the high grass, searching for Leela,
who''s seemed to disappear. He stops for a second, and looks around frantically,
Bender and Groxn soon joining him.
BENDER: Hey! Where''d she go?
FRY: Don''t know. She just sort of disappeared...
wait there she is!
A ways out, there''s a small grouping of trees in the field.
Leela, who can bairly be seen, is crouching in the tall grass, just outside
the line of trees. The other three soon catch up with her.
FRY: Hey Leela! Whachya looking at... whaahh!
Leela grabs Fry''s jacket and yanks him to the ground, slamming
a hand over his mouth. Groxn and Bender crouch down next to her.
GROXN: What''s going on?
Leela points out into a clearing beyond the trees. There''s
a group of Cycuses there, Kang and Kodos included. They''re surrounding something,
KANG: It''s been three long decades, but I''ve
finally caught up with you, Sheecera.
Leela pales at the mention of Joah''s name.
KANG: (CONT) You destroyed everything that
mattered to me, wasted at least 25 years of my life and are indirectly responsible
for the deaths of hundreds of civilizations.
LEELA: (OS) Ooooh, you want death, I''ll give
KANG: (not hearing, louder) And now, you shall
pay for the scandalous murder of my father.
CUT TO- THE CREW
GROXN: What will they do to him?
BENDER: Eh, they''ll probably just give him
a slap on the wrist...
KANG: (OS) Kodos; my Tenderizilla.
SFX: GUN COCKING
There''s a brief pause, but not brief enough. To match the crews
suddenly shocked looks, Joah starts screaming in pain, along with the laughter
of the Cycuses and the cackling flames (in other words, you can hear him, but
no one can see him)...
FRY: Wow. That''s a helluva slap.
GROXN: Jesus, they''re burning him alive!
BENDER: Mmmmm... live roast...
Well, considering the situation, Leela''s taking it pretty well.
If you can call turning white and shaking violently while looking overwhelmingly
horrified ""taking it well"".
FRY: We gotta do something!
GROXN: Yeah, like what? If we go out there,
then we''re _all_ dead!
BENDER: So we''re just gonna leave him like
LEELA: (choking) No, he''ll die too slow.
With trembling hands she grasps her gun and aims it in Joah''s
LEELA: (acidly) It''s the only way. (SOTTO)
I''m sorry, dad...
SFX: LASER SHOT
The gun''s been fired, and Joah''s screams have ceased. As has
CUT TO- CYCUSES
KANG: What the...
Kang and company whip around, immediately spying the crew. He
lets out a low growl.
KANG: GET THEM! SEIZE THEM! KILL THEM! I don''t
care, just HURT THEM!
The whole camp starts for the group. The gang jump up and bolt
for it (and OS), except for Leela, who''s more than a little emotionally distraught.
Fry realizes this, comes back On-Screen, grabs her arm and leads her towards
the ship, close behind the others. They soon come within sight of the ship,
but it''s that moment that Leela trips and falls, pulling Fry with her. The
others haven''t the time to notice. Before they can get up, Kang''s shadow falls
KANG: (to the few Cycuses around him) Well,
well, well. Looks as if we''ve got ourselves a few extras, men. Soon you will
be stewing in our secret sauces...
Kang never finishes his comment. Leela whips her gun out and
fires it at Kang, who within seconds is turned into ashes. The others gasp,
staring at what was once their leader, while Leela glares at the dust, feeling
no regrets. Fry gaps at Leela before getting up and dragging Leela back to the
FRY: C''mon Leela! We gotta get outta here!
Leela runs ahead of him, and the two finally reach the Cerca,
where Bender and Groxn are waiting.
CUT TO- CERCA''S AIRLOCK
The PE crew and Yianna are waiting impatiently for the group,
when Groxn comes running in. Seconds later, Leela brushes past them, on the
verge of tears.
LEELA: We''re leaving, NOW!
Before questions can be asked, she marches out of the room.
Amy and LaBarbara follow her out to investigate. Fry comes running in (and out)
FRY: Leela, wait!
YIANNA: Wait, what happened?
BENDER: (walking in) Oh, you know, the usual.
The evil enemy had the captain burned at the stake, so his bitchy daughter decides
to end his suffering...
BENDER: Kang was burning Joah alive, Leela
finished him off, and then she killed Kang. Now can we please get out of here?
YIANNA: My God... Groxn, inform the crew of
the news, and tell them we''re taking off. And inform them of Sheecera''s demise.
Is that clear?
GROXN: As crystal (leaves).
Yianna follows Groxn out the door.
INT CERCA- LEELA''S ROOM- LATER
Leela''s sitting on the edge of her bed, still in shock over
what she''s done. The door opens wide in the background and Fry enters with
FRY: (concerned) Leela? Are you okay?
Leela just sniffs and turns away. Determined to help, he walks
over and sits himself next to her.
FRY: If it helps, Yianna knows what you were
doing, so she''s not mad or anything.
LEELA: (crying) I killed him! That man risked
his life to keep me safe, and what do I do when we meet again? I kill him! I
should have died out there.
FRY: (exasperated) Don''t say that. You did
what you had to do. If you hadn''t shot him, he would have suffered anyway.
There was nothing you could do.
LEELA: (bawling) I _could_ have done something
to save him, and instead I killed him...
Leela breaks off and covers her face in her hands. Fry stares
at her concerned for a moment and raises a hand hesitantly, before risking it
all and draping a comforting arm around Leela''s shoulders. Leela lowers her
hands and gives a pitiful glance towards her friend. She whimpers a little,
and before he can prepare himself, throws her arms around Fry''s neck and buries
her head in his jacket, sobbing into his shoulder. Fry sits there in bewilderment
for a moment, but finally collects the wisdom to hug her back.
FRY: (reassuring) Hey, it''s okay. It''s okay,
Leela. It wasn''t your fault... (etc.)
The scene fades out with Fry trying to comfort Leela, still
holding her in his arms.
INT- LEELA''S ROOM- NEXT MORNING
Leela and Fry are still curled up in each other''s arms on her
bed, but by now they''ve fallen asleep. Leela stirs awake after a moment''s
pause, suddenly remembers the situation at hand, and sighs loudly. She looks
over in the corner, where Aaron''s crib has been set up; Aaron babbling within.
In favor of some cheering up, she goes to take Aaron out of the crib (she''s
seemed to have forgotten about Fry), when she''s interrupted...
SFX: DOOR KNOCKING
LEELA: Hold on.
Leela pulls out a miniature remote control, presses a button,
and the door clicks.
LEELA: It''s open.
The door opens, and Farnsworth comes in. The door slams shut
LEELA: Oh, hi professor.
FARNSWORTH: I just came by to tell you they''re
LEELA: I''m not hungry.
FARNSWORTH: I hope you don''t mind me asking,
but I was wondering; why is Fry sleeping with you?
LEELA: Huh? (Looks over and notices Fry for
the first time) Oh jeeze... it''s not what it looks like, Professor.
FARNSWORTH: Oh yes, whatever you say.
CUT TO-FARNSWORTH''S BACK- CLOSE UP
Farnsworth''s hands are behind his back, both with crossed fingers.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
FARNSWORTH: (CONT) Are you feeling better,
LEELA: What do you think?
FARNSWORTH: (gentle) Don''t you think you''re
being just a little too harsh on yourself?
LEELA: I killed my own father, professor! How
noble am I supposed to be feeling right now!? *Sigh* If I hadn''t killed him...
FARNSWORTH: (interrupting) Then what, Leela?
You would have saved him with some ingenious plan? Just stop and think about
it. What more could you have done?
Leela opens her mouth to explain, but she finds herself at a
loss for words.
Without waiting for a reply from Leela, Farnsworth exits the
room. Leela sits down on the bed, Aaron in her arms and an idea in her mind.
Suddenly, Aaron starts howling. She checks her watch and looks at it bewildered.
LEELA: (distant) I''m sorry, hon. You''re probably
starving. *Sigh* Farnsworth''s right. Which I guess means Fry was right, too.
Leela takes out a blank piece of paper and scribbles out a note.
Before she heads off to one of the kitchens, she slips the note into Fry''s
"The Fugitive: Part 8"
by: Officer 1BDI
INT- PE SHIP- KITCHEN
The kitchen is as dark as night. You can see the eyes of Leela
and Aaron wandering around, searching for a light.
LEELA: Now where the... ow! Damn it! Where''s
the stupid light switch? A-hah!
Leela clicks something on, but it''s not the light switch. It''s
a tiny TV set that Bender put in the kitchen. It illuminates the whole room
in a blueish shade. Leela searches the fridge for a bottle, and as soon as she''s
found one, sits down to feed Aaron.
LEELA: *Sigh* Now it''s just you and me, Aaron.
The last of our kind... *sniff*. Just two orphans wandering the universe...
but Kang''s gone, and there''s nothing left to worry about...
ANCHORWOMAN: (OS) Earth was in for a shock
today when after a few days of mourning peace, the... um... whatever they are,
decided to resume their attacks on earth.
CUT TO- TV
ANCHORWOMAN: It seems that while their wrath
of destruction has not halted, their demands for the Fugitive are. What are
your thought on this, Morbo?
MORBO: You puny earthlings are too stupid to
accept your doom.
ANCHORWOMAN: How right you are, Morbo. How
right you are.
Leela sits deep in thought over this, trying to figure it out.
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA''S ROOM
Fry finally stirs awake. He looks around the room with obvious
FRY: Leela? Where are you?
He gets up and walks over to the desk, only to find the note
in his hand.
FRY: (reading) To Fry, Thanks for being there
for me. You''ve been more than a friend to me this whole time, and I really
appreciate that. Sincerely, Leela...
Fry blinks, then bolts for the doorway.
FRY: Leela! Leela, I got your no... umph!
Fry looks up at the figure he''s bumped into, discovering that
it''s a Cycus. He shrinks away.
INT CERCA- BRIDGE- LATER
Bender and Timmy are in the Bridge, observing the machinery.
Bender seems to be chatting with one of the computers.
BENDER: ...And so I tell Denter, "That's not
steel, it''s iron".
COMPUTER: (typed) Ha ha ha ha
LEELA: (OS) Bender? Are you in there?
BENDER: Um... gotta go.
Bender flips off the monitor and wheels around to face Leela
(wearing her jacket) in the doorway.
BENDER: Yeah yeah, what is it?
LEELA: Have you seen Nallyd, I need to talk
with him about the Cycuses, plus I can''t leave Amy with Aaron for too long.
BENDER: *Pfff*, big deal.
LEELA: They''re torching Los Angeles now.
BENDER: So the place''ll be a few degrees warmer.
LEELA: And Vegas.
BENDER: *gasp* NOOOOOOOO!!!
TIMMY: But I thought you had complete control
of them, ma''am. Didn''t you kill Kang?
LEELA: (Shrugs, then thinks hard) There must
be a catch.
BENDER: (sobbing) Oh gawd, such a beautiful
city. Gone to waste! *sniff* (To God) Why didn''t you take me instead, O Lord...
LEELA: Timmy, have you seen...
BENDER: (interrupting) Ohhhh, precious LV,
Viva Las Vegas no more are you...
Leela can''t stand it anymore and pulls out his memory disk.
LEELA: There, that ought to shut him up...
Timmy looks in horror at the sudden appearance of a Cycus behind
Leela. He stutters a bit, pointing behind her frantically, and she whips around
and ducks before he can grab her. Leela drops the disk and bolts from the room,
the Cycus chasing after her. Timmy grabs the disk, shoves it back into Bender...
BENDER: Huh... wha...
TIMMY: Mr. Bender sir! There are Cycuses on
...with little help from Bender himself.
BENDER: (crying) My precious Vegas, soon to
become the filth and sleaze from which it was built!
CUT TO- CERCA- TERRARIUM HALL
Leela''s still running, the Cycus almost on her. She spies an
open door, the entrance to the Tiraffe Terrarium, and dashes inside. The Cycus
comes in seconds later. The room is incredibly dark, despite the giant wall-to-wall
window looking out into the galaxy. Someone had deliberately turned off the
artificial lighting. Leela pulls out a laser that was hidden under her jacket,
and a bright light suddenly comes on. In the center of the room is Fry, bound,
gagged, and beaten to something just above a bloody pulp. For lack of a better
introduction, this Cycus is Kodos. Kodos is holding another laser to Fry''s
LEELA: (aiming her laser) I command you to
let him go, now!
KODOS: Oh, and you expect me to just go ahead
and do that?
LEELA: Ah, but you have to. I killed your leader.
You now are under _my_ control.
KODOS: (smug) Who ever said that Kang was our
Leela lowers her gun slightly, confused over the situation.
LEELA: (baffled) But... Kang said he was...
NALLYD: (OS) I''m afraid you have Kang mistaken
for someone else.
From behind the base of the cliff, Nallyd walks into the scene,
his face emotionless.
LEELA: Nallyd, you''ve got to help us. This
guy thinks that someone else is his leader...
Leela fades off as Nallyd begins to smile. She grows furious.
LEELA: (growling) YOU! You''re the leader,
aren''t you? You''re the spy I was worried about!
NALLYD: (does a sweeping bow) At your services...
or not in this case. Kodos, leave us.
Kodos does so. Leela and Nallyd glare at each other for quite
some time, before Nallyd breaks it off and turns to Fry.
NALLYD: (looking at Fry, talking to Leela)
''Tis a pity, I was planning on killing him so you could find his pathetic,
charred remains. (Turns to Leela) I have Joah to thank. If he hadn''t let me
return to the ship, I wouldn''t have been able to warn Kang.
Leela grows furious and does a high-flying kick, nailing Nallyd
in the stomach. His body flies into the rocks behind him and crumples on the
ground. And for no particular reason at all, he spontaneously bursts into flames,
and converts into a pile of black ashes within seconds . Leela and Fry stare
at them, horrified. Suddenly, the ashes start vibrating, and they ""crawl""
over towards Leela, who jumps back. They burst into flames again, in front of
her, and Nallyd suddenly reappears, fully intact, brushing himself off.
NALLYD: I''d appreciate it if you wouldn''t
do that anymore, it gets old real fast.
LEELA: (aghast) What the hell are you?
NALLYD: I am a phoenix, not that you need to
go around repeating that.
FRY: Wait, I thought phoenixes were supposed
to be a type of bird.
NALLYD: There''s more than just ""feathered""
phoenixes in the world. I just happen to look more... humanoid. (Shudders) In
all the centuries I''ve been around, I''ve never seen a more despicable race
than you humans.
LEELA: So, you''re not human?
NALLYD: _Me_, being a cheating, lying, stupid,
adulterous specimen of your species? Of course not. Although, in the end, it
did benefit me. It was a very ingenious plan, if I do say so myself. The perfect
way to defeat the perfect foes.
LEELA: But why did you do it? Why are you the
Cycuses'' ruler? Why did you totally destroy my homes... both of them? Why even
attempt to destroy one of the most powerful races in the galaxy?!
NALLYD: Oh come on, do you really believe I''m
going to fall for the ""get all the info and then kill off the enemy"" bit?
NALLYD: (annoyed) Alright. Let''s just cut
to the chase then. It began several centuries ago, long before you were born,
around the 25-hundreds...
FRY: (interrupting) Actually, I was already
NALLYD: Shut up. (To Leela) As I was saying,
my race had recently had our home destroyed by a careless member of our species.
LEELA: Let me guess, he burned up the place.
NALLYD: No, actually, he started civil nuclear
warfare. We had no home, so we decided to head to earth. The people there were
a sucuessful mix of races, so what would one more race hurt? But they wouldn''t
let us on the planet. They said we were too... ""dangerous"". So my race was
left without a home. But we weren''t going to give up that easily, oh no. We
had friends in another galaxy. The Cycuses. We decided to live with them until
the sutiation got better, but we never forgot what earth did to us. We vowed
revenge against them. But revenge never came, and because of the harsh atmosphere,
we were unintentionally destroyed, one by one. Soon, I was one of the few still
alive, then I was the only one. And then, fate smiled down at me one day.
CUT TO- FLASHBACK- CYCUSES'' PLANET, ""CASTLE""
Past-Nallyd is standing among a room of Cycuses. One of them
is standing in front of P-Nallyd, holding a crown.
NALLYD: (VO) Their leader died a year later,
and because he had no kin, and I had been a good friend of his, I was made the
The Cycus standing in front of P-Nallyd places the crown on
his head. But apparantly, the crown''s too heavy, because P-Nallyd falls over,
flat on his face. The Cycuses cheer. A Cycus runs in through the enterance.
CYCUS 1: Hey guys! The new Play-Cyc just came
in. With 3-D glasses, too!
CYCUS 2: (OS) But we can''t use 3-D glasses!
CYCUS 1: Um, er, well... It''s the radiation
The other Cycuses hoot and holler as they run out of the room,
trampling Nallyd as they exit. Unfortunately, being a phoenix, he turns into
fire and catches on a few of the Cycuses.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
NALLYD: After a bit of reconstructive surgery
on their part, I commanded that Karrno pose as ruler and enslave earth. The
Cycuses were too stupid to realise that if they were ever caught and conqured,
I wouldn''t be blamed. How could I, if _I_ wasn''t the ruler that earth was
looking for? Another century passed, and I decided to check on their process.
But by that time, I''d forgotten where earth was located. So I guess when I
finally got there, I was in for a bigger shock than I had bargained for.
CUT TO- FLASHBACK- SOME DISTANT PLANET
P-Nallyd''s ship lands in an empty field and he walks out, soon
joined by Karrno and several other Cycuses.
P-NALLYD: I''m sorry I wasn''t here sooner.
How has it gone?
KARRNO: Surprisingly easy. These puny humans
are so modern. Although, I must admit, it was their lousy depth perception that
gave us a leg-up.
P-NALLYD: (SOTTO) Lousy depth perception?
They come to the top of a hill, looking down into the ruins
of a scraggly city, full of workers plowing the fields and moving the remains
of the city. All of them have their backs to P-Nallyd and Karrno.
KARRNO: (sarcastic) Hello down there! I hope
the work isn''t too strenuous!
Everyone below turns to glare at Karrno, and P-Nallyd gasps.
They''re all Cyclopes!
P-NALLYD: You idiot! These aren''t humans!
KARRNO: Oh please, that''s the same excuse
they used on us. But we weren''t fooled (turns to guards) Were we, men?
GUARDS: (caught off guard) Wah... um... sir,
P-NALLYD: *Sigh* Humans have _two_ eyes, you
imbecile! These are all Cyclopes!
He pulls out a notepad and looks over some notes P-Nallyd gave
KARRNO: (CONT) Let''s see... two arms, two
legs... four fingers (on each hand)... one head... two eyes... (looks up) Oh.
I guess we missed that one, huh?
P-Nallyd slaps his forehead in disgust.
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
NALLYD: But because of their mistake, I knew
they could get the job done. The question was, when? Surely not then, when earth
had made friends with so many other species that would be willing to fight on
their side. We''d need as excuse that would knock them off of their feet. And
a few years ago, that''s just what we found.
After your father and his S.O.B colleague killed off Karrno, Kang became the
official ""fake"" ruler. He demanded that your parents be brought to justice,
so we spent all of almost three decades chasing them. But in that time, I came
up with a plan that would eventually lead to Sheecera''s dismay, _and_ prove
to earth that once and for all they were wrong.
As he was being chased, the Cycuses were destroying every planet they thought
he''d be on. Your parents obviously felt sorry for these people and allowed
any survivors who wanted to the join his little band of rebels to do so. I posed
as the only survivor of another humanoid planet, and he gladly took me on. Eventually,
he trusted me enough to make me Commanding Officer. He had no idea that I was
on the enemy''s side. I never told the Cycuses that Joah was one of their fugitives.
FRY: But if they were so set on killing him,
why didn''t you just tell them to kill him off when you first met him?
NALLYD: I was waiting for a sign. I knew there
had to be a connection between Joah and earth, I was determined to find it,
and I wasn''t about to let the Cycuses destroy the opportunity for me. When
the time came, I would turn him over.
Then, about a year ago, Joah confided in me that his friend Owen, along with
a small group of your species, had escaped to Earth and were peacefully living
At the same time, I was still looking of an excuse to drag the Cycuses to earth
to destroy it. When I heard of Owen''s band down on earth, I''d found it. But
I needed to get Earth''s allies out of the way, too. So, I told the Cycuses
that their Fugitives were somewhere in the Milky Way Galaxy, but I didn''t tell
them which planet. Through thoughtful strategy, they sent a spy to Earth to
find and destroy them, and then they found your mother a few months later. I
doubt I need to tell you what happened after that.
LEELA: (furious) You bastard...
NALLYD: I''m not finished yet. They found your
mother, Owen, and the rest of the gang, but they couldn''t find Aaron. They
figured that his parents had left him on another planet or something. Now, their
original plan was to wait until they heard some news about Aaron, and then strike
down on the planet that had shown the nerve to keep him alive. They knew there
was an Aaron; they''d seen him with his mother before, and they were hell-bent
on staking it out to catch him.
But the Cycuses are not patient creatures, and within a month they grew restless
and decided to launch an assault, claiming that all would stop as soon as Aaron,
or ""the Fugitive"" as they called him, was handed over. The beauty was, no
one knew who the Fugitive was, so they were all pitifully destroyed. Had I known
you were alive, I would have sent them to destroy you first. (Pulls out a laser
of his own) So now, I must accomplish that task myself.
He aims it towards Leela, but Leela fires first and he turns
back into ashes. She races over to Fry to untie him.
LEELA: Fry, get out of here! I''ll finish him
off, just get out!
FRY: But you can''t kill him! He''ll just reform...
NALLYD: (OS) Alright, Leela, you''ve made your
Leela shoots Nallyd again and turns back to Fry.
LEELA: I''ll take care of it! Just go get help!
Fry gives Leela a bewildered look, then repeats his actions
of a few nights before; leans over and kisses her. Or he would have, had she
not shoved him away, snapping at him to get the hell out of there. Giving her
a last startled look, he races out of the room (well, limps very fast) and disappears.
Satisfied, Leela turns around and gives her full attention to her opponent.
Nallyd aims his gun and cocks it.
NALLYD: I hate to kill you off in this manner,
but I never planned for it to end like this. I would have preferred a more exotic
death myself... (grins evilly) oh wait, I _can''t_ die. Goodbye, Leela. LEELA:
Wait! You like the exotic, don''t you?
NALLYD: To an extent...
LEELA: Then how about we fight the right way?
No guns, no tricks; just you and me, and no weapons to hold us back. The winner
gets control of the Cerca and the Cycuses. The loser is obviously dead by that
point, so there''s nothing holding the other back. What do you say?
NALLYD: (apprehensive) What''s the catch?
LEELA: (nonchalant) Oh, no catch. Just thought
you''d like to prove yourself to someone. I haven''t seen you lift a violent
finger this whole trip.
NALLYD: Very well.
Leela and Nallyd toss their guns aside and begin glaring each
other down. With nothing but two yards of ground separating them, they each
begin plotting their moves mentally.
LEELA''S MIND: Okay, Leela. You can do this.
Just get him in the water... fire can''t burn underwater. It''s not that hard.
What does he know about fighting, anyway?
While Leela''s occupied, Nallyd slowly crouches down and reaches
for his gun. In the instant that he stands straight with laser in hand, Leela''s
foot comes out of nowhere and knocks it out of his hands. She then tries to
punch his face in, but is blocked by Nallyd, who grabs her arm and flips her
over on her back, almost effortlessly. Before he can pull another move, Leela
rolls onto her stomach, grabs the gun that''s within her reach, and nails Nallyd
in the gut with a shot. While his ashes are flaring, she bolts for the cliff''s
base, still holding the gun.
LEELA''S MIND: Okay... I underestimated an
enemy for once...
Without really thinking, Leela begins scrambling up the cliff
edge. Nallyd quickly reforms and hurries up after her. In the process, Leela
manages to kick a loose rock in his direction, but it only grazes his shoulder,
where another round of flames develop before reforming. Furious, he makes a
grab for her foot.
Out of nowhere, the grizzly-sized Tiraffe bounds into the scene
and drags Nallyd off the cliff.
CUT TO- SHOT OF CLIFF EDGE
Leela finally makes it to the top (accidentally drops the gun)
and hides behind a boulder on the ledge. After a pause, followed by quite a
bit of cursing, Nallyd appears. He sees her gun and pockets it in his jacket.
NALLYD: I thought you said we weren''t using
weapons, Leela. (Taunting) Come out, come out, wherever you are.
CUT TO- SHOT OF LEELA
Leela''s crouching behind the boulder, her head in her hands.
She hears Nallyd''s voice and glowers...
NALLYD: (OS) Oh come now, Leela. Would Joah
have wanted to see his daughter die in such a sad state? Honestly, hiding from
the enemy... not the most honorable way to go, is it? (His shadow falls over
Leela) You''re father''s exit was much more extraordinary...
You could very well say that Leela snaps at this point. She
leaps up and dives at Nallyd, regardless of the laser. Surprised by her outburst,
he''s knocked off-balance. Unfortunately, she pushes him a bit too hard, and
considering that they were rather close to the cliff edge...
They both topple off, plummeting into the lake below.
With a giant splash, they both disappear from the audience''s view. Leela''s
the first to surface (seconds later), and she looks around cautiously. Nallyd
is nowhere to be seen.
LEELA: (wheezing) I *gasp* knew it. *gasp*
He can''t survive under... AAaaahhh*Mmmhp*!
Nallyd had suddenly surfaced from behind Leela, viciously grabbed
her, and pulled her under. Beneath the surface, Leela kicks and swipes at Nallyd,
to no avail. He drags her by the hair up to the surface for a split second...
NALLYD: You little bitch. You thought a bit
of water would do me in, didn''t you? Well, guess who was wrong?
Nallyd shoves her under again, but this time stays above water.
It seems he wants to watch her drown without having to catch his own breath...
CUT TO- TIRAFFE TERRARIUM- DOORWAY
No sooner has this happened than Fry returns, dragging Bender
and Timmy with him.
FRY:... and she told me to get help and...
BENDER: Aw man, she''s a goner.
FRY: Bender give me a gun! We''ve gotta shoot
TIMMY: But sir! Water conducts electricity!
TIMMY: A laser is a bunch of electrical particles!
BENDER: *Sigh* It''s like putting a toaster
in a bath that Nibbler happens to be using; you''ll fry both of ''em! And believe
me, you wouldn''t want to loose the toaster... d''ya mean, Leela.
FRY: Fuh? Forget that, we have to do _something_...
CUT TO- PREVIOUS SHOT
Leela''s obviously running short of time (and air). She eyes
Nallyd evilly and glares down everything about him; his scraggly black hair,
his humanoid appearance, that laser hanging out of his jacket...
Then it hits her; Of course, the laser! She thinks fast, squirms out of his
grasp, grabs the laser, and aims it at Nallyd one last time. He sees this move
all too late.
NALLYD: (disoriented, because he''s above the
surface) You wouldn''t!
LEELA''S MIND: Wanna bet?
Leela pulls the trigger with no hesitation.
CUT TO- FRY, TIMMY AND BENDER
The three friends watch as a look of horror crosses Nallyd''s
face, moments before a violent electric current spreads to the opposite shores
within a few seconds time. Both Nallyd and Leela fail to show again, even after
the water finally clears.
FRY:(less than ecstatic) NOOOOOOOO!
BENDER: What the hell?!
TIMMY: She must have fired a laser in the lake!
Fry sprints to the lake''s shore, crying out Leela''s name,
hoping that she''s still alive, failing to realize somewhere in the back of
his little mind that there''s no possible way...
FRY: (plunging into the water, searching frantically)
Leela! Leela! Lee... oh God, please! Please let her be alright! Leela, this
isn''t funny! The whole torched-house was one thing, but... NO!
Fry spies Leela floating limp in the water. Splashing water
in all directions, he swims towards her (assuming he''s learned to swim since
the Slurm incident) and starts pulling her to shore.
FRY: Bender, Tim! Help me!
The two robots look at each other (Bender more reluctant), and
Timmy drags him over to help Fry. The three of them manage to get her on land,
but she''s still unconscious. Or dead.
FRY: (fast) Oh God oh God oh God oh God oh
God oh God he killed her! (Shakes Leela) Leela, wake up! C''mon, please?
Fry crouches down next to her and attempts to take her pulse.
He takes it wrong, of course, by feeling her forehead.
FRY: Jesus, she lost her pulse!
BENDER: Well, tell me when she finds it, okay?
(starts to leave)
FRY: I''ll have to give her CPR... Bender,
how do you give someone CPR?
BENDER: (stops and turns around) I dunno. Isn''t
it that mouth-to-mouth thingy?
FRY: Right. (Looking at Leela) Just promise
you won''t hurt me when you wake up, okay? (Silence) I''ll take that as a yes.
Fry attempts mouth-to-mouth, and within a few seconds, Leela''s
eyes flutter open. After she realizes what Fry''s doing, she gives a (muffled)
shout and shoves him off.
FRY: (relieved) Oh God, you''re alive!
LEELA: What the hell were you doing?
FRY: I was giving you CPR because you were
LEELA: (annoyed) First of all, I was just unconscious.
And second, CPR doesn''t involve tongues.
FRY: (Disappointed) Oh.
Leela rolls her eye, but looks back at Fry and smirks slightly.
LEELA: Thanks for trying to save my life.
FRY: Um, no problem.
Fry helps her up, and the two follow the robots out of the terrarium,
Fry following Leela.
FRY: (SOTTO) Just as long as you''re OK...
CUT TO- CERCA- CONFERENCE ROOM- LATER
The quartet wander into the room and sink into a few nearby
chairs. A Cycus shadow falls over them moments later, and they only raise questionable
eyes at each other.
KODOS: Hello there, traitor.
LEELA: (tired) Look, I''m sick of playing this
stupid game, so let''s just cut to the chase...
KODOS: My thought exactly.
Kodos grabs Leela from behind and lifts her up into the air.
Bender, Fry and Tim hurry to stand, posing themselves to punch Kodos and then
run like hell. Kodos stares at Leela for a few second, then hugs her. Hard.
LEELA: OW! Hey, put me down!
KODOS: (places her down and bows) Hail, Queen
FRY: Huh? She''s your queen?!
KODOS: (looking up) Why of course! She has
slain the Great King Nallyd, and she is now our ruler!
LEELA: (dazed) Wha... oh, right. (Putting on
airs) Then as your ruler, I demand of you three things.
KODOS: Anything, your highness.
LEELA: First, you will go back to your species
and demand that they halt these attacks of all planets, including earth.
KODOS: But ma''am...
LEELA: (interrupting) Second, you are to go
back to your home planet and remain there for the reminder of your species''
Third, before you return... (thinks hard for a few seconds) you are to meet
up with Yianna Glab of DOOP. You are to then apologies for your disorderly actions
and beg for your forgiveness by applying to become a member of the Democratic
Order of Planets. As soon as you have joined their forces, you are no longer
under my ""rein"", but theirs. Is that all clear to you, soldier?
KODOS: Ma''am, yes ma''am!
Kodos salutes her and rushes out of the room. The robots and
Fry stare at Leela in awe.
BENDER: Okay... what the hell just happened?
CUT TO- CERCA- LEELA''S ROOM- LATER
Leela, Aaron, Fry and Bender are gathered in her room, trying
to put everything together. Leela''s holding a tightly closed, transparent jar
full of water and what looks like dirt. The name NALLYD is scribbled out on
it on a piece of tape that is being used as a label.
FRY: So... I guess we''re done now. No more
BENDER: Yeah... wait, when were you planning
on telling Yianna about your little ""agreement""?
YIANNA: (OS) AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!
LEELA: I think she knows already.
FRY: So, that''s it? We just turn the jar (Nallyd)
into DOOP when we get back, and it''s over?
BENDER: Aw, screw this, I''m gonna go mooch
off some wimpy guard.
Bender exits the room, leaving Fry and Leela alone.
FRY: You know, it''s sorta boring without something
LEELA: (outraged) _Boring_? Fry, we almost
got killed about a dozen times out there! And we still have to go back home
and fix up the place!
Fry freezes and stares out the window. There''s a perfect view
of the planet outside, but instead of looking it''s usual wondrous blue and
green shades, it''s orange and red, with a crimson haze surrounding it. It looks
like an incredibly dead planet
FRY: (saddened) Gawd, they really screwed the
place up, didn''t they?
LEELA: No, that''s Mars. Earth''s over at the
Fry turns around, embarrassed, and spies the real earth out
of a second porthole. It looks pretty much the same, except for the poisonous
looking red-orange ring surrounding the planet, which has already started to
fade away since we last saw it.
FRY: When are we going back?
Leela stares at the planet herself, wondering the same thing...
"The Fugitive: Part 9 - Finale"
by: Officer 1BDI
Here's the final chapter in the series. Yay! You don't have
to put up with this anymore! Well, not for awhile, anyway.
Now, here's the finale;
INT- NNY-THE NEXT MORNING
Out in the distance, a large bronze ship towing that of Planet
Express lands carefully in the shattered remains of a New New York street. The
hatch of the Cerca opens and Yianna climbs out. She looks around, bewildered,
and even adjusts her glasses to make sure she's not seeing things.
YIANNA: Zombie Jesus. They destroyed _everything_!
BENDER: (following her) Yeah, but we're home
sweet home, so would you mind giving us the reward already?
YIANNA: What reward?
HERMES: (also following) Yeah, mon. We killed
deir party, now it's pay back time!
He hold out his hand expectantly. Yianna rolls her eyes and
slaps it away.
YIANNA: None of you did anything! Except for
Miss Sheecera, but that's besides the point...
LEELA: (OS) Did you find anyone?
Leela (cradling Aaron), Fry, Groxn and the rest of the PE crew
join the small group already on the ground. Leela looks around frantically.
LEELA: Someone's _still_ here, right?
YIANNA: Well... no...
_Finally_, it dawns of Farnsworth...
FARNSWORTH: Oh dear God! We forgot Cubert!
A tumbleweed blows it's way across the nearly-deserted street.
Farnsworth looks them over one by one.
FARNSWORTH: Doesn't anyone care that my clone's
LEELA: No way.
BENDER: Course not!
Dwight shakes his head "no .
ZOIDBERG: What was the question?
YIANNA: Well don't look at me, Professor. I
didn't even know you _had_ a clone!
Fry faces the group, turning his back to the camera.
FRY: Yeah, well, good riddance. The last thing
we needed was Cubert screwing things up... OMPH!
Fry falls to the ground, clutching his, er, "tender area". Cubert
is in front of him, in torn clothing and looking ticked. Real ticked.
AMY: (shocked) Cubert! You're alive!
CUBERT: (flaming) You... you... you abandoned
BENDER: Yeah, we _wish_!
FARNSWORTH: Dear Lord, you're alive! But how
did you survive?
CUBERT: It was elementary, dear father. When
those aliens came down, they _thought_ that they had me trapped. But I insisted
that there was a much better source for their Fugitive in another state, say,
New New Jersey. I took the opportunity of their absence to escape into the nearby
sewers, where I hid until I was forced out just a few minutes ago...
FRY: (OS, from ground) Wait! The mutants! Maybe
everyone's with the mutants!
YIANNA: (scoffing) Mutants? Ha! There's no
such thing as mu...
An arm taps Yianna on the shoulder and she turns around. Her
smirk fades away and she gaps in horror at a pale man dressed in scraggly clothes
with *gasp* an extra arm where one of his ears should be. RAOUL grins smugly
RAOUL: Oh really?
FRY: (getting up) See, told you!
CUBERT: I heard your ship land, and the other
humans chose me to come up to check.
BENDER: (to Yianna) That means they kicked
his ass outta there.
RAOUL: At least it's you and not those octo-legged
YIANNA: (still in shock) Wait... there are
others down with you?
RAOUL: Of course.
HERMES: Hold on, if they sent Cubert up, then
why did _you_ come?
RAOUL: Do you know how bad the sewers reek
with another 2 million people crowding in them?
CUT TO- NNY SEWERS
Raoul is leading the crew through the forbidding sewers of NNY.
Amy is making disgusted faces the whole time, and the rest of the crew who wasn't
down here before gap at this underground universe.
RAOUL: The survivors of the battle were left
shaken and homeless, and we as fellow citizens couldn't just stand beneath and
watch them crumble. A few of us came up and agreed to take them down into our
FRY: (looking around) Uh huh. Say, how many
mutants live down here an... Oooh!
Fry looks up at what he's bumped into and gulps. A giant, well-rounded
figure towers over him, shadows concealing his face, and dressed in the usual
untidied mutant fashion. He looks down at Fry and smiles.
ZRAMBO: (dumb) Uh... hi.
FRY: (scared) AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!
Fry attempts to bolt for it, but turns around and rams straight
LEELA: Hey, watch it! (To ZRAMBO) I'm sorry,
sir, he's not used to... (gaps) oh my God!
Leela and ZRAMBO stare eye to eye. Literally. Zrambo only has
one eye. (This is one of the suspected cyclops mutants that was seen in I Second
LEELA: (CONT) Oh my God! This can't... well,
it could, but it can't...
Zrambo looks Leela up and down, then sees Aaron.
ZRAMBO: (pointing) Duh... baby.
LEELA: (looks at Aaron) Oh, right. Baby. This
is Aaron, and I am Leela, and you... (realizing) you're from Owen's group, aren't
you? Who are you?
ZRAMBO: Uh... (points at Aaron) baby.
LEELA: (confused) Okay... (points at self)
Me Leela. (Points at Aaron) This Aaron. (Hinting, points at Zrambo) You...
ZRAMBO: Oh! (Points at self) Me Zrambo!
RAOUL: Zrambo moved in with us a few years
ago, before the war ever started. Apparently, he came from another planet and
crashed here on earth. For some reason, he turned to us. (To Leela) He's a little
dull in the head...
LEELA: Were there others?
RAOUL: Yes, about ten or so, but since the
war, we've only seen Zrambo and his friend...
As if on cue, another voice, KILYNA's, cuts through the crowd.
KILYNA: (OS) Zrambo! Did you loose yourself
again? (Entering) I told you not to wander off without... (sees Leela and Aaron)
Leela gazes at this new cyclops; she's just as tall as Leela,
with the same color hair, except she looks at least 15 years older and her noticeably
shorter hair is pulled up into a bun. She continues gapping at Leela and the
baby for a few more moments, then runs up and embraces them.
LEELA: (surprised) Who are you?
KILYNA: (tearful) Oh... Kilyna, a friend of
Owen's (bless his soul), but oh my God! It's been so long... I'd thought you'd
LEELA: No, I'm fine... so's Aaron...
KILYNA: (pulling herself together) Oh... yes...
of course, Aaron... I though they got him, too. The poor dear... *sniff* right
before his parents died...
Leela hands Aaron over to Kilyna, who cradles him lovingly and
starts crying. She looks back up at Leela and hugs her again, which triggers
a chain reaction that has Leela weeping as well. Fry watches the whole scene
with disgust and makes a face.
FRY: Ech! I hate mushy stuff like this, don't
Amy's the wrong person to ask, because when Fry turns to her
to get a reply, he finds her blowing her nose and watching the scene teary-eyed.
Yianna, LaBarbara and Zoidberg are all in the same state.
TIMMY: (to Fry) Don't mind them, sir, it's
a feminine reaction.
HERMES: What about de crab freak?
BENDER: (looks at Zoidberg) Don't mind him.
It's a hideous monster reaction
A few of the other mutants/humans/aliens of NNY gather around
the returned crew. A few of them groan upon seeing Cubert.
FARNSWORTH: Alright, if you ladies are all
done making spectacles of yourselves...
LEELA: No. *SOB*
FARNSWORTH: Well, anyway, shouldn't we tell
these people about the Cycuses?
YIANNA: (blows her nose) Oh, of course. *Ahem*
Attention, everyone. (Everyone listens in) I have returned from the ship of
Captain Joah Sheecera himself, and I've come bearing good news. Thanks to this
crew of marvelous people, we have defeated the evil presence of Kang and his
band of aliens once and for all!
YIANNA: (CONT) I wish I could say that Captain
Sheecera himself was here to celebrate with us, but as it was, he was killed
in the heat of battle a few days ago.
Leela and Kilyna calm down long enough to hear this, and Kilyna
gawks at Leela, shocked.
KILYNA: (horrified) Joah _died_?
LEELA: (weepy) Uh huh. So did Jeanne. They're
all... *SOB* dead! We're the last ones...
KILYNA: Oh Toronga... *sniff* so is Owen and
the others... Zrambo and I are the only... *SOB*
At the thought of their friends/relatives' deaths, the two hug
and start bawling again. Bender rolls his eyes while bumming a few cigarettes
out of a distracted New New Yorker's pocket.
YIANNA: (CONT) Thus, in memory of his bravery
and contribution to this dreadful war, I will be holding a celebration in his
honor tomorrow night, in the City Hall of New New York. But this celebration
is being held not only for his benefit, but so that we can also honor those
who gave and risked their lives to fight and win back our freedom!
YIANNA: Also, in thanks to our friends underneath
the suburbs of this fair city, I invite the mut... er, misshaped people of the
sewers to be allowed to dwell with the norm... uh, within the regions of the
upper levels of the city.
A few of the mutants, including VYOLET and DWAYNE push their
way to the front of the crowd.
VYOLET: You mean we get to live up with you
YIANNA: I don't see why not. Unless the mayor
has a problem with it...
CUBERT: (OS, calling) The mayor's dead!
YIANNA: Um, uh, then it's settled. I think.
SFX: (MUTANTS ESPECIALLY) CHEERING
INT PE BUILDING (REMAINS)- NEXT EVENING
Lucky for the crew, the PE building's still in somewhat good
shape. Only the hanger was destroyed in the carnage.
CUT TO- PE BUILDING- OBSERVATORY/LABORATORY (with the Smell-O-Scope)
Leela and her apparently new found friend Kilyna are in the
room (Amy and LaBarbara are in the background), preparing themselves for the
party. Leela's looking into a half-shattered mirror, observing herself in a
long white sleeveless gown that sweeps at the floor. Kilyna comes out from behind
her wearing the dress Leela had on in the Titanic episode.
KILYNA: Remind me again why you keep all of
these on the ship?
LEELA: I dunno. You never know when you're
going to need them.
KILYNA: I can't thank you enough for letting
me stay with you until I can get settled in on the surface.
LEELA: Oh, no problem... (Changing the subject)
You know, you never told me what was wrong with Zrambo.
KILYNA: Oh, that. He wasn't always like that,
Toronga. He used to be a very intelligent man. But when we crashed on earth,
he got injured really bad. He recovered alright, but he was never the same again.
I think he likes being away from people now, he was never like that before.
Which is probably why he's living in the sewers with the others who are staying.
LEELA: Oh. (PAUSE) Hey, Kily?
LEELA: Did you, um, ever know my mom? I mean,
as a friend?
KILYNA: (hesitates) As a matter of fact, we
were extremely close. (Looks up at her) You look a lot like her, your mom. Have
your dad's eye, though.
CUT TO- PE BUILDING- CONFERENCE ROOM
The men are standing around impatiently in tuxes, for the women.
Fry rolls up the sleeve of his tux (thankfully the black one) and glares at
FRY: Where are they? They're like half an hour
AMY: (OS) Okay, ready!
The girls come strolling majestically into the room. Fry gawks
at the two, but mainly Leela, who's hair is down and sweeping at her waist.
A silver tiara decorates her hair, as do a pair of small diamond earrings.
FRY: (makes a weird gasping noise) Leela...
you look... great!
FRY'S MIND: Smooth one, idiot. Now she thinks
she looks average.
LEELA: Why, thank you, Fry.
LEELA'S MIND: What was that weird noise he
FRY: (suave) Would the lady care to be escorted
to the party?
LEELA: Sorry, but I'm letting Zoidberg 'escort'
me tonight. (To Fry) I would have picked you, but no one would take him. And
he was _desperate_! See, he even bribed the kids to watch Aaron tonight!
As if on cue, Timmy, Cubert and Dwight walk by, four hundred
dollars in the robot's hands, which they are all starring at bewilderedly. Fry
watches with disappointed as Leela and the doctor exit the room. His eyes fall
FRY: Hello, beautiful...
HERMES: (fierce) Don' even think about it,
Hermes takes his wife by the arm and leads her quickly out of
the building. Fry eyes Kily warily.
FRY: Well well well. Looks like I'm not the
only one left out...
KILYNA: Look again, kiddo. The robot's taking
FRY: Bender?! (To Bender) When did this happen?
BENDER: Hey, I can be a gentlemen too! Sometimes.
(To Fry) But between you and me, I'm really using her to get to this fembot
back in the sewers that she knows really well... whooo, you should check out
the circuit board on _that_ fine piece of machinery.
Bender whistles happily as he escorts Kilyna out of the building.
Fry looks around frantically and sees Amy.
FRY: Amy, can I be your date tonight?
AMY: Well... I _was_ going to go out with this
really nice guy from the sewers, but whatever.
CUT TO- (PJ) MANHOLE
Dwayne is there at the manhole, decked out in an obviously old
and worn tux. He looks at his watch impatiently, sighs, and retreats back to
INT CITY HALL- LATER
Like PE, the building still stands, and besides the fact that
it lacks a roof, it's in pretty good condition.
CUT TO- BANQUET HALL
The room is full of tables, people, and a large dance floor
in the center of the room. In the back of the room is a podium between two long
tables. Among those sitting at the tables are the REPRESENTATIVES OF DOOP, Yianna,
Zapp, Kif, PRESIDENT NIXON'S HEAD (without his robot body), MOM and her THREE
SONS (slapping the hell out of each other for no particular reason), PROFESSOR
WERNSTRUM (in the middle of a Glaring Contest with Farnsworth) and of course,
the mysterious NUMBER 9 MAN. The PE crew is sitting at a large round table near
the podium, unfortunately near Zapp (Kif is to his left, Wernstrum is to his
right, and Yianna is at the head of the table on Kif's other side). Zapp spots
his violet-haired cyclops and leans over to strike up a conversation..
ZAPP: Sooo, we meet again. Ooh, you cut your
hair. How... sexy. (Seductively) Let's say you and me go back to my place after
this party and get to know each other all over again?
KILYNA: (turning around) Who the hell are you?
ZAPP: Ah! You're not Leela! You're a discriminating
duplicate of her! (Whispers to Kif) Kif, make sure that those aliens didn't
blast us into some parallel universe where everything is not as it seems.
KIF: (to Yianna) Why did you invite him again?
Back at the table, Kily is looking at Leela strangely.
KILYNA: Do you know that pervert?
LEELA: Um, sort of.
BENDER: Yeah, she should know him after they
"did it" .
KILYNA: (disapproving) Oh Toronga, you didn't.
LEELA: It was an accident! I swear...
ZAPP: (Amorous) Anyway, Leela, I got the Nimbus
parked a few blocks away...
LEELA:(snide) Sorry Zapp, but I've already
got someone waiting at home for me.
ZOIDBERG: (baffled) You do?
LEELA: (acting) Oh yeah. His name's Aaron,
and he's cute and respectful and he loves everything about me...
ZOIDBERG: (furious) You! You cheated on me!
Oooooh! This is the last time I pay you to take me out on a date! Now where's
that shrimp buffet?
Zoidberg storms off, still flustered at Leela. A few moments
later, the lights dim slightly and a spotlight illuminates the podium. Yianna
steps up to it.
YIANNA: As you know, we are gathered here today
to acknowledge the defeat of the Cycuses, their merge with DOOP, and the heros
who made this all possible. It will take may months before our planet is back
in the fine shape it was once in, but the heros of the day have proven that
once and for all, we will be knocked down, only to rise again and not become
the defeated. Wait, that didn't come out right...
YIANNA: (CONT) I am sure you all know that
none of this would be possible in the long run without help from the famous
universal hero, Captain Joah Sheecera. Unfortunately, Joah was unable to attend
tonight; (PAUSE) he was killed by the enemy he'd tried so hard to defeat, just
four days ago.
SFX: AUDIENCE MURMURS
YIANNA: (CONT) But still we were able to succeed,
and it was only with the help of one person, and only one, that we were able
to beat the odds and win. That one person is the daughter of the captain himself;
Miss Toronga Leela Sheecera.
Zapp spits out his wine at this. The spotlight shifts over to
Leela, who's sitting in her seat, shocked. With encouragement from her fellow
crew members, she stands up and absorbs the enormous amount of applause that
she's being given.
CUT TO- ZAPP
ZAPP: Well, whadaya know. My lover's a galactic
hero. Kif, be sure to note that in my Captain's Log tonight. (PAUSE) Well, what
are you waiting for, write it already!
KIF: Ugh! (Takes out book) Captain's Log of
Important Dates and Occasions. Page two...
CUT TO- PE TABLE
Leela's still standing, and Fry's calling out various forms
of verbal praise.
FRY: Woo Hoo! You rock Leela! You da bomb!
Yianna steps down from the podium, carrying a medal down with
her. She comes up to Leela and presents it to her.
YIANNA: Toronga Sheecera, for your acts of
bravery and courage, and on the behalf of your father, I present you with the
Congressional Medal of Honor.
The clapping becomes explosive as Yianna placed the metal around
Leela's neck. Somewhere in the whole mess of things, Leela finds herself looking
in Fry's direction. He's beaming proudly at her, and for a moment, something
passes between them. But, that moment passes as well, and Leela turns red and
CUT TO- BANQUET HALL- LATER
A few hours later, the majority of the couples are on the dance
floor. Currently, a DJ is set up in the back of the room, playing some 31st
Century hip-hop hit. Fry and Amy are among the couples out there, but find that
it's had to dance when one partner keeps staring at Leela (Zoidberg's abandoned
her for some cocktail shrimp at the Buffet).
AMY: Fry, stop it.
FRY: Stop what?
AMY: That! You keep looking at Leela.
FRY: Oh. Um, sorry.
Fry turns his attention back to Amy, but after only a few more
steps he finds it on Leela again.
AMY: *Sigh* Just go over there and ask.
FRY: For what?
AMY: You know what! You want her, so go and
FRY: (stunned) You mean, you don't care...
AMY: Just go. I'll be fine.
FRY: Uh, okay.
Fry heads off towards Leela, and Amy watches him leave.
AMY: Finally! (Wanders over to Groxn). Hey
there, handsome. Wanna dance?
CUT TO- SHOT OF PE CREW TABLE
Leela's sitting at the table, chatting with Kilyna, when Fry
comes up behind her (unbeknown to Leela herself). He watches her for a few moments.
CUT TO- SHOT OF LEELA
Leela's sitting forlornly at the table with Kily, as Zapp tries
to engulf her in some conversation.
ZAPP:(serious) I'm serious, Leela. It's been
a long time.
LEELA: Not long enough.
ZAPP: (ignoring her) Please, Leela? I mean,
what does this guy Aaron have that I don't?
LEELA: A pacifier. (Kily laughs) Excuse me.
Leela quickly slips away from the table, leaving a disappointed
and confused Zapp. Fry backs away to avoid her chair, and much to his surprise,
she comes straight up to him.
LEELA: Hey, wanna go outside?
FRY: Um, okay.
CUT TO- CITY HALL- OUTSIDE
As soon as they exit's the building, Leela finds herself eyeing
the sky, now scattered with shimmering stars and a crescent moon. Absentmindedly,
she clutches the medal around her neck and looks it over in awe; it says plenty
on it, but what grabs her attention is the name: Toronga Leela Sheecera. She
fingers the letters in Sheecera' for a few moments, then finds herself gazing
at the stars for quite some time. Fry shifts uncomfortably.
FRY: You okay?
LEELA: (dull) Yeah.
For awhile, the two don't say anything; they just star gaze.
This is incredibly boring on Fry's part.
FRY: Um... congratulations.
FRY: Leela? LEELA: Fry?
^--------- (in unison)
LEELA: You go first.
FRY: No, you.
LEELA: Um, I just wanted to say thanks. For
being there for me and all that. (Wirily) And for trying to save my life. Even
if I _am_ a murderer...
FRY: Are you gonna keep blaming yourself for
his death for the rest of your life? Because if you think about it, it wasn't
LEELA: *Sigh* No, I know I had to do it...
but I can't believe I let him just slip through my fingers like that.
LEELA: (frustrated) It's an endless cycle,
Fry! All my life, I've been looking for someone who loves me the way I am. Every
time I thought I'd found him, he either disappeared or turned out to be a pig.
Somehow, I _did_ find him. (soft) But then I had to let him go. Now I don't
have anyone. And I'll just keep on looking until I find someone else who comes
even close to that. (Muttering) And that could take forever.
FRY: Well, maybe not. There's gotta be _someone_
out there for you, and I know you'll find him soon enough. (PAUSE) Who knows,
maybe you've already found him...
Leela looks up at Fry and stares at him.
LEELA: (sincere) Are you trying to tell me
FRY: (nervous) Uh, no, not really. I mean,
well, yeah... no, wait...
LEELA: (interrupting) Good, because I sort
of wanted to tell you something.
FRY: You do?
LEELA: Yeah. Um, I was thinking about what
you said on the ship. You know, what you think about me?
LEELA: Well... I guess we... maybe we could...
um, look. You and I have known each other ever since you came here. And even
though you're dumb, helpless, immature and really annoying sometimes...
LEELA: ...you're also the sweetest guy I know.
Even after all we've been through together, you still honest, and nice, and...
Timidly, they take each other's hands. With a romantic hesitation
passing them by, they both lean in, close their eye(s), and kiss. Mind you,
this is not the sleazy "kiss-him/her-while-he/she's-not- expecting-it stunt
pulled back on the Cerca. And this isn't one of those "kiss-n-miss kisses, either.
This is the real thing, folks. With lips still locked, Fry wraps his arms around
Leela and she in turn secures her arms around his neck. Only one comment can
be made about such an amoristic moment as this;
It's about bloody time already!
Meanwhile, in the background, Cubert is watching with a scowl.
CUT TO- SHOT OF CUBERT
Cubert stares at the new couple for a long time, then turns
to the camera (the following scene is dedicated to all the skeptics who believe
Fry and Leela are totally wrong for each other).
CUBERT: I can't believe this! This romance
thing has been blown totally out of proportion! Since when can two people hook
up as friends for four years, and then on the spur of the moment become lovers?!
There's no such thing as love at first sight! (Takes out 20 pages of paper)
I know, because _I_ have the statistics! Besides, everyone knows that Leela's
too smart for an idiot like Fry, there's no denying it! This isn't The Simpsons,
people, this is _real life_! How can an moron like him be her lover...
BENDER: (OS) Hey, shaddup!
A beer bottle comes flying from OS, konks Cubert in the head,
and he falls out of the picture, unconscious, leaving us with a final glimpse
of Fry and Leela kissing in the background. ZOOM OUT to reveal Kilyna watching
them across the street for a few more moments, before sighing and wandering
CUT TO- THE STREETS OUTSIDE
Kilyna is standing on the sidewalk, opposite the building, star
gazing. Vyolet joins her.
VYOLET: Hey! Whachu doing out here?
KILYNA: Musing. I still can't believe she saved
VYOLET: You must be really proud of her.
KILYNA: Yes, but I'm sure she knows that.
VYOLET: You almost lost it back there in the
sewers when you saw her. *Ahem* I know you told me not to mention it again,
but why didn't you tell her that you were... you know.
KILYNA: Remember a few years ago, when I came
down with Owen's group to check the planet out, but I came back, because I knew
it wasn't safe for me to stay?
VYOLET: Yeah. So?
KILYNA: When Joah took me back here, I told
him that I'd look for Toronga and explain this whole mess to her. That's what
triggered this whole thing, and I thank God each day that I never found her
before the war. If I had found her and told her everything, then Kang would
have found out. Somehow. And he would have found her and killed her, too. And
then there would be nothing left of our kind.
VYOLET: There's still Zrambo.
KILYNA: Like I said; nothing left.
VYOLET: But you heard what she said. She thinks
KILYNA: I know. I was lucky Kang mistakened
Owen's friend for me, I was even luckier to get her son out of his grasp when
I could. And even _luckier_ that someone found him before Kang did. The Cycuses
aren't gone; they have their followers. They can still turn their backs on DOOP
and come back looking for me. They know they missed someone from the group.
And if they find me, they'll find Toronga and Aaron.
VYOLET: (Snorts) You and your paranoia. C'mon,
you know that's pretty rare.
KILYNA: Not rare enough for me.
VYOLET: So... you're not gonna tell her?
KILYNA: Maybe one day, but not now. Not until
I know it's safe.
Vyolet gives her friend a hard stare and shakes her head.
VYOLET: You're a strange one, Jeanne. A good
one, but strange.
Vyolet walks off, leaving "Kilyna" with her thoughts.
I'll spare you the over-written A/Ns and finish with a round
of Virtual M&Ms and roses to all the people who took the time to read this
Coming soon to a web page near you: 'Rama Trilogy Part 3: The
Revival of Project *****.