October 31, 1997
DJ Bob broadcasts for the graveyard shift on KGUP, a low-power FM radio station,
Halloween night. He tells the listeners that "the full moon is going to
shine tonight. Perfect monster weather... DJ Bob's goin' to keep
those monsters off your porch, and in your heads, where they belong."
After DJ Bob puts on a tune, the sky flashes.
He thinks it's lightning, but when he looks out the window, he sees it's
a "starry, starry night, not a thunder-bumper in sight." Just then
some of his equipment starts exploding and he feels an earthquake.
He looks out and sees a UFO decending! "Oh my God, it's the War of
the Worlds!" He exclaims. He starts barracading himself inside.
He's freaking out. He sees the phone and tries to call but the phone
doesn't work! "Hello? Hello!" he cries.
Bob finally realizes he's in a radio station, and uses the mic. "If
anyone is listening, call the police!" He pleads, "no, call the national
guard, or the army -- somebody with guns... There's a UFO alien invader
saucer right outside my window... At least there used to be one outside,
but they are on the move! For the love of mercy! Somebody call
somebody before it's too late!"
DJ Bob hits the lights. In the dark,
he promises his listeners, "I'll hang on as long as I can. I will keep
broadcasting until the end. I will not let you down." He dons
At the carnival, a man in a Lincoln mask
turns off the radio which had been playing DJ Bob's broadcast, and asks
Adam what his business is in town, since Adam obviously wasn't there for
the festival, since he didn't have a costume. Adam asks where he
could find the radio station that "Lincoln" was just listening to.
Lincoln gives him directions. Adam gets out his tracking device scans
the area, then walks off.
Two strange figures travel slowly and silently through the woods. Their
small bodies with unusually long fingers are silhouetted in the mist.
Their faces and form are just like we always thought alien visitors would
The pair stops near a lake, and looks up
to see a space craft hovering in midair. They pause to look at each
other. Then the turn back toward the ship and shout, "cool!"
They proceed to remove their heads. Revealed under the costume are
two teenagers. The female of the species snaps a picture with her
camera, and asks, "do you think it's for the festival?" The male
is still agape at the sight of the ship, but replies, "it must be, c'mon
let's check it out." The pair advance forward.
Just then, a bright light is shown in their faces. They are startled and
cry out. They see a cyborg-like figure coming toward them.
The boy and girl scream in terror and run. They crouch down behind
a fallen tree. A black rabbit hops out to greet them. They
see it and scream again, and run some more. The girl continues screaming
as they run. They get to the road, and another bright light is shown
in their faces.
The car honks, and a man in a Ronald Reagan
mask tells them to be more careful. He drives off. The kids look
up as car leaves them. They see a man standing there and they scream
again. Adam walks across the road to them, as he asks, "Are you O.K.?
Did you see a ghost or something?" The girl nods, wide eyed.
The figure from the space craft enters
a building and reaches out his lobster-claw-like appendage. It clamps
down on the neck of a garment. He exits the building wearing the
cloak, and purposefully walks away.
DJ Bob peers out his window as he tells
his listeners, "I can hear them, the way you can hear the termites working
away at your grandfather's favorite humidor... The kind of sound
that insinuates itself into your subconscious. You hear it... but
you don't!" He moves over to the console and puts on a CD.
"Keeping the monsters at bay", he says as an introduction to the music.
The cat growls. DJ Bob pulls his feet up off the floor in defense.
After looking around one more time, he lays his head down, closes his eyes,
and concentrates on the music.
In a night-flying helicopter, FBI agents Wilcox, LaRue and Van Patten get
the word from Mother, via internet videophone, that she hasn't been able
to locate Adam MacArthur, but she has been able to locate Vise. She
told them he had arrived in Portland, Oregon five hours before. Wilcox
tries to determine how far Vise could have traveled from PDX in that time.
300 miles. Too far to trace. But LaRue points out, "Vise is
like a big ole caddy draggin' tin cans after a weddin'. Eventually
somebody's gonna hear him or see him. I say we go to Portland and
wait for word... Find Vise, find MacArthur." Wilcox agrees.
The teenagers are excitedly telling Adam
all about the spacecraft and creature they saw, as they walk. Adam
tries to calm them down and asks, "are you sure he tried to kill you?"
"Yeah!" They replied in unison. "I don't think so", Adam says.
"We saw!" The pair protested. "Well, you'll have to trust me on this
one", Adam told them. The girl wondered, "so I take that means you
don't believe us about the Martian spaceship either, do you?" "I
do", Adam assured her. She asked, "well, how come you don't believe
us about the Martian guy?" "Well I do, kind of", Adam says, "he wasn't
trying to kill you, trust me!"
The boy asks Adam, "are you one of those goverment agents that chases UFOs?"
Adam chuckles and denys it. The girl chimes in with, "of course
not, numb-brain, he's not wearing black." "Then how come he knows
so much, you little freak?" The boy retorts. "Maybe he's one
of them", the girl theorizes. "Martians don't have long hair", the
boy insists. The trio climbs a hill, and Adam asks, "are we close?"
"Yeah, we're here", they tell him. They reach the top and Adam sees
a large darkened house. They go inside.
Colonel Vise is asleep in the back of a
truck. His sergeant wakes him, and informs him that the low-res sweep
is clean. And none of the tracking stations have been able to pick
up the bogey, after they lost track of it over central Oregon. The
sergeant is of the opinion that central Oregon is where the bogey still
is. Vise asks him what he recommends. The sergeant replies,
"I recommend a a 10-meter high resolution pass then if we need it, one
from the full-spectrum bird. We'll pick him up eventually, and when
we find the bogey, we'll find MacArthur." Vise tells him, "You're
doing a good job. Wake me when you find him." Vise lays back
down to sleep.
The boy flips on the lights inside the
house. The kids unhappily explain that their family is moving into
a smaller house. Adam asks where their folks are. "At the new
house", the girl answers. "They left you all alone?" Adam wants
to know. "Not exactly..." she admits. "We snuck out", the boy
adds. "You ran away? How come?" Adam asks. "Because.
We hate it... This is our house", the girl explains. The boy
tells him, "noone even asked if we wanted to go." "Did you talk to
them about it?" Asks Adam. "Yeah right", the boy answers, "ever since
dad lost his job, all they do is fight." The teens start arguing
over the situation and what should be done about it. Adam wants them
to calm down, but the girl runs upstairs telling her brother, "Carlo, I
hate you!" Her brother runs after her, yelling back.
When Adam is alone, he takes his tracking
device out and looks at the readout. He is unsatisfied with what
he reads. He goes upstairs and finds the pair sitting on the floor
in a bedroom. Donna is quitely crying, with her back to her brother.
"You're pretty mad at your folks, aren't you? It's tough leaving
home. It's tough facing your problems. I think things work out better
though, if you do. Why don't you tell your folks how you feel?"
Donna objects, "they don't care how we feel." "Did they say that
to you?" Adam asks her. "No, not exactly", admits Carlo.
They hear a bang. Adam heads for the door. "Stay in the room, don't open
the door", he instructs. "We need a password!" The pair
pleads. "You need a password? How about 'axemurderer?'"
Adam says, and closes the door behind him.
Adam takes out his tracking device again
and says to himself, "he's close." He heads down the stairs.
He checks the lights again. They are now dead. He looks around
in the kitchen, but nothing is there. On his way to examine other
rooms in the house, Adam narrowly avoids being hit by a large falling box.
Calmly and quietly, he speaks, "I asked you to stay in your room.
I don't need your help." He looks up at them standing at the top
of the stairs. They go back. Adam goes outside to try to follow
the readings his device was giving him, but no luck.
The mysterious heavy-breathing figure returns to his spacecraft. The
craft rises into mid air, and the creature walks underneath. A bluish
beam of light envelops him and he disappears inside the craft.
The sergeant points out to Colonel Vise
that data they've been gathering from the satellite is consistant with
previous silent runners they've picked up. He proceeds to inform
the Colonel about Mill Lake, Oregon, their destination. Vise asks
if the area has "any hits on our database?" "Too few to blip the
stats", the sergeant answers. "Well, somebody painted a bullseye on
it", Vise responds, "E.T.A.?" "Under ninety minutes, sir", is the
answer. "Good", Vise says, "I want every orbital asset we have overhead
by then." He then makes a phone call.
The sergeant moves over to the console. Shortly after, some transmission static
is heard, and the sergeant calls to Vise, "Sir, you might want to take a
listen to this." Vise hangs up and comes over. A desperate voice
is heard, "why isn't anyone listening? They're here! The hideous
green-eyed, pitchforked, two-headed creatures from outerspace! It's
a matter of time, before they start killing us all! The saucer is
here! The aliens are here! Somebody help meee!" The sergeant
explains: "The spyglass bird picked it up, sir. It's a low-power
radio station. In Mill Lake."
The desperate rant continues: "Cowards!
My blood is on your hands. Can you live with that? Doesn't
anyone have the guts to take these monsters on?" DJ Bob realizes
noone is interested in helping. And indeed they aren't. The
cops at the station are being enormously entertained by the silliness coming
across the airwaves.
"So, that's it, isn't it?" DJ Bob asks. Noone will be taking a stand
but him, he concludes. "When the going gets tough. When it
falls on the few, the chosen few..." DJ Bob climbs up on the desk
and purposefully removes his jacket and throws it to the ground as he states,
"...to draw that wiggly little line in the dirt. Well, I'm gonna
take that stand. I'm gonna draw that line!" He lifts his fist
skywards and yells, "Listen up, my lily-livered phantom friends:
This will be DJ Bob's finest hour!!!" He spins around, ready for
action. His foot comes down on a billiard ball, he loses his balance
and lands head first on the shag rug, below. DJ Bob is out cold.
Meanwhile, back at the house, there is
a knock at the bedroom door. "Who is it?" The boy asks at the
prompting of his sister. "Axemurderer", a voice answers. Warily,
Carlo asks, "how do I know you're not really an axemurderer?" The
answer comes, "I wouldn't be wasting my time chatting, I'd be chopping
the door down, now open up." Carlo opens the door. Adam enters,
and Carlo closes the door again, behind him.
Adam peers out the window. He tells
them, "I need to find that spaceship that you saw. Can you show me
where you saw it?" "Why?" Carlo asks. Adam looks at him.
After a moment's hesitation, he answers, "'cause it's here to take me back.
I can't let that happen." At Donna's prompting, Carlo plucks up his
courage, and asks, "so, are you one of them?" "No, I'm a human just like
you, I was taken along time ago. I escaped and now they want me back",
Adam explained, "would you show me where the ship is, please?"
An alien appears, speaking some unitelligable language. It looks every
bit like the aliens from the TV show, "Space Precinct". The alien
turns to communicate with his companion of the same species. He is
wearing a shirt and necktie. A sound interrupts the transmission.
The aliens disappear. "Mother", Van Patten aknowledges. "Watching
silly movies on Bureau time again, Craig?" Mother asks, scolding him.
"We're refueling!" Van Patten objects.
Mother tells the boys, "a number of our
most classified spy satellites have been flying over your heads."
After Mother hangs up, Van Patten tunes back into the TV station he was
watching. "Check this out", he tells the others, "there's a report
about a radio station broadcasting a 'War of the Worlds' spoof. This
station is not far from here-- a little town called Mill Lake. The DJ is
saying that he saw a flying saucer land outside his window."
Adam and the twins return to the lakeside clearing. There is no spaceship
in sight. "Right here?" Asks Adam. Carlo is surprised
by it's absence, "it was just here!" Adam asks, "What were you guys
doing out here?" "Taking a shortcut into town", Carlo tells him.
Donna adds, "the parade's tonight, we've been working on our costumes all
year!" They beg Adam to let them go, so they won't miss the costume
parade. "O.K., I'll walk with you", Adam agrees, taking one last
look around. They head off, within feet of the craft, hidden under
Adam and the teens arrive at the carnival.
A man with two heads walks by. Donna points and asks, "is that what
they look like?" "No", says Adam, chuckling. "Well what do they look
like? If you don't know what they look like, how are you gonna know
who you're running from?" Donna asks. Carlo tells her, "maybe
he's not running away... Are you running away?" Adam answers the
question in the negative.
Donna spys a carnival game she wants to
play. They go over and the carny hands her 3 balls to throw at the
clown faces on the back wall of his booth. Adam keeps looking around
as he tells them, "I don't think you should run away from something because
you don't like it or agree with it." "What if it's evil?" Carlo
wants to know, as Donna throws her balls. "You guys ran away.
You're parents aren't evil. You ran away 'cause you didn't agree
with them", Adam theorized, "just like you assume the Martian has to be
a monster, you assume your parents didn't have a good reason to move."
Donna misses all her tries. Adam concludes, "Martians have two heads,
and your parents are wrong? You guys are prejudiced!"
"So", Donna asks, "when you find your Martian
guy, you're gonna tell him he's prejudiced and he's gonna go away?"
Adam tells them, "I thought I'd sabotage his space ship, so he couldn't
take me back." Adam picks up a set of balls to throw. "Cool",
Carlo responds, "and Plan B?" "Workin' on it", Adam admits.
"He's gonna run, just like I thought", predicts Donna.
Adam throws his 3 balls in rapid succession.
He doesn't hit the clown faces. They move out of the balls' way before
they get there. The faces moved, the bells rang, and he's won the
prize. "Cool! How'd you do that?" Donna wants to know.
"Lucky", Adam insists, "what do you want?" Donna points to the windup
stuffed spider. The carny hands it to her.
Donna and Carlo head off, so they don't miss the parade. Adam starts to
follow, but a man in a Nixon mask starts speaking to him, "she's right,
you know." "Beg your pardon?" Says Adam. "Never good to run
from something you ought to face. Got to stand." Nixon states,
making V for victory signs with both his hands. Adam looks intently
at him. But then, he is distracted by the radio broadcast coming
from the transistor radio hanging on a pole nearby.
"11:22 pm. I'm still alive, for now.
There are a few things I want to say. First of all, Mom, Dad, thank
you. Billy. I love you, man. You're my brother!
And Maddie... God! I never cheated on you! I don't know
what happened. I don't know who laid that rap on me, but I'd kill
him if I could! I would rip his head off and stuff it in a hole!!"
DJ Bob adamantly confesses. He tries to calm himself. "Anyway.
I hope you and Billy are happy. If I live through this, I want to
celebrate that happiness with you." DJ Bob's voice catches.
"I do", he insists, "really."
"I hope somebody is taping this..." Was
the last thing Vise heard spoken by DJ Bob, before he switched the audio
off inside his black semi. "I can't stand his whining any longer",
Vise explains. He points to the soldier serving as technician, who
still monitoring the signals, and orders him "tell me if anything happens."
The sergeant tells the Colonel that they've arrived in Mill Lake. They
go outside and take a look. Costumed partyers push past them.
The fatigue-clad, M-16 toting soldiers move toward the crowd, and blend
in with the atmosphere. The sergeant informs Vise that the satellite will
be overhead in 15 minutes, so Vise says they'll wait inside the truck.
Before they head back inside, Vise watches the partyers head toward the
carnival, and observes, "displays like this depress me." The sergeant
asks, "not a big Halloween fan, sir?" "It's all about fear and superstition.
You can't hide from your fears, sergeant. No matter what costume you
have on", Vise explains. Vise heads for the truck. The sergeant
follows him, shaking his head at the Colonel.
The robed, masked, lobster-clawed biped
arrives at the carnival. He roams around, unintimidated, looking
at everyone. Meanwhile, a man dressed as George Washington climbs
onto the stage to announce, "Ladies and half-gents-half-beasts, I now declare
the 77th annual Mill Lake Halloween Costume Parade in order!" The
crowd goes wild! "Let's bring 'em out", the president continues.
One by one, costumed contestants walk out onto stage to be judged.
Adam is nearby checking the area with his tracking device. Carlo
and Donna finally come on stage. Adam looks up when they are announced.
"Don't look 'em in the eye", the president commentates. Adam rechecks
Inside Vise's semi, he and the sergeant
examine the screen of their tracking system. "I lost him sir.
That crowd is soaking up his ion trail", the sergeant tells Vise.
"Good enough", Vise responds, "we know he's here. Let's go."
Armed solders run toward Adam's last known location. The robed figure
is still looking for Adam. Adam is still looking for him, using his
The president starts announcing the winners,
"second runner up..." Adam comes over by the twins and tells them, "the
eyes are a nice touch." A robed figure moves in, and stands next
to Adam. "Second place, the grim reaper", says the president.
The robed, skull-masked figure excitedly pushes past Adam and the twins
to claim his prize, as the crowds cheer. Vise, the sergeant and soldiers
arrive at the edge of the crowd.
Adam rechecks his device as the president tries to calm the crowd, "please,
a little respect for the un-dead." The crowd laughs and the creature
hunting for Adam is closing in. The prez continues, "and now for the Grand
Prize, let's give a big Mill Lake 'whoop' for some visitors from far, far
away: the alien twins!" The crowd cheers as the twins drag Adam on
stage with them. Donna is jumping up and down, and Carlo is waving
the trophy in the air. Adam isn't happy to be so visible, but he
takes the opportunity to look around.
Vise and the sergeant see Adam up there.
The sergeant uses his walkie-talkie to order the troops to flank the stage.
Adam finally sees them too. A helecopter hovers above the crowd with
a search light trained on them. People look up to see what's going
on. Vise and the sergeant look up as well. Wilcox looks out
the chopper window and calls, "there he is!" Adam sees Vise looking
up and runs.
Adam exits the stage through the curtains at the back, but after a few feet
he senses something. He turns around to see The Hunter, who had been waiting
for him behind the stage. The Hunter has something pointed at Adam.
Adam points back, with his finger, and says, "I can't let you take me back."
The Hunter silently steps forward.
Just then, the president comes through
the curtains too. "Hey", he calls. The Hunter spins around
to see who is behind him, so Adam takes off. The Hunter fires at
Adam and the booth he is ducking behind explodes. He fires a second
time, but misses again. Another booth explodes. The crowd screams
and scatters. The sergeant and Vise can't get to the stage, because
of the chaos.
Wilcox sees the havoc below and barks,
"put this baby down, now!" The chopper descends and the wind and
noise level picks up for the panicked partiers below.
Adam ducks between two booths but stops
when Donna calls to him, "Help! Over here, Adam!" The Hunter
has her and Carlo by the arm, dragging them off. Adam starts off
after them, but Vise and the soldiers have closed in on him.
The chopper's search light shines on Adam and Wilcox has a loudspeaker.
"This is the FBI. Everybody hold your position", he orders.
Adam looks for a way to escape. The
soldiers have knelt with their rifles pointed at him. Adam puts his
hands up. But then he bolts toward the funhouse, only a few feet
Vise follows Adam inside. Vise sees several reflections of Adam and proceeds
to fire at them. Other soldiers enter and quitely stalk their prey.
Adam continues to look for the way through. He sees Vise's reflection,
but has no time to move. Vise turns and sees him. Vise fires.
The other soldiers see his multiple reflections too, and everyone is firing.
Adam just stands still as the mirrors shatter one by one. Vise
runs out of bullets, so he grabs the sergeant's gun and uses it. Adam
Adam heads through the misty woods.
At the twins house, the front door creaks slowly open. Adam walks
carefully inside as he senses where The Hunter is.
Adam creeps up the stairs. At the
top, he opens the bedroom door, then backs quickly away. Through
the door he sees Donna and Carlo sitting on the floor against the opposite
wall. Adam comes nearer the doorway and tries to see if The Hunter
is in the room too. He didn't see him to one side. He enters
the room and sees The Hunter standing there, to the other side.
The Hunter sees him too. His weapon is raised, but he doesn't fire.
"Are you O.K.?" Adam asks the teens. They nod, too intimidated to
speak. "Let the children go", Adam requests, "they've served their
purpose." The Hunter moves his weapon off the teens and on to Adam.
So Adam walks over and helps Donna and Carlo to their feet. As Donna
gets up, she places her stuffed spider on the floor. The twins sprint
from the room.
Adam turns his attention to his adversary.
"I can't go back", he informs The Hunter. The Hunter just stands
there breathing. Adam suddenly turns his head to stare at the wind-up
spider on the floor, making it travel travel past The Hunter.
This distraction enables Adam to bolt from the room before The Hunter can
fire at him.
The Hunter slowly and deliberately exits
the bedroom as well, searching every room for Adam. The Hunter passes
where Adam is hiding, and Adam backs the other way, keeping an eye on The
Hunter's location. Adam loses sight of him as he backs into another
hiding spot. He peeks out to see if anyone is in the hallway.
There isn't, so he emerges from his hiding place. At the same moment,
The Hunter appears in the hallway as well.
Adam is at the wrong end of The Hunter's
weapon, so he raises his hands, and shouts, "wait! Listen to me."
He puts his hands down again. "I know that you believe non-interference
is the most important thing of all. That if the human race is to
survive, it must be through natural selection... And I have made
an unforgivable mistake to come back here. We both know that the
human species is doomed. I had to do something-- anything!
What if your kind were faced with the same abyss? Could you just
let that happen? Could you?"
The Hunter steps forward. A box almost
falls on him from above. He looks upward. Adam rushes him and
pushes him against the stair railing, breaking a couple rails. The
Hunter drops his weapon. They struggle until Adam can get to the
weapon. He throws it up to the top of the stairs. But The Hunter
tackles Adam! He raises his lobster claw-like appendage and brings
it down hard. Adam rolls out of the way. Using The Hunter's
momentum against himself, Adam rolls him over, and is able to punch him.
The Hunter reaches up and starts to choke Adam with his appendage. Adam
desperately reaches toward the back of The Hunter's helmet. He finally
is able to make contact with a switch of some sort, and presses it.
The claw disengages and Adam catches his breath. The Hunter's face-shield
retracts to reveal a human face inside.
"You?!" Adam exclaims in shock.
He doesn't understand. "You have no idea the damage you've done",
the man says, "I have to stop you before they find out." Adam is
still so surprised that the man takes the opportunity to attack.
Adam is kicked to the ground, and the man
runs up the stairs to get his weapon. Adam pursues, but the man kicks
him away. He is almost at the top, and reaching for his weapon, when
Adam grabs his arm and pulls it back. Adam tries to climb over the
top of him, until he can reach the weapon, himself. Adam pushes it
further away. But the man is able to get away from Adam and grabs
Adam rushes up and struggles with him.
Adam has ahold of the man's arm and they are locked together, with the
weapon between them. Finally, the weapon discharges.
The man goes limp and he falls over the
railing, to the floor below. His weapon is knocked from his hand,
and he is still. Donna and Carlo rush downstairs after Adam to see.
"Did you kill him?" Carlo asks. Donna snaps a picture of the
Adam searches the body. He finds what he is looking for: a small, flat,
rectangular device. Donna asks, "What's that?" "A key", Adam
states triumphantly. "To his spaceship?" Carlos wonders. "To
everything he uses", Adam answers, "without it, he's just a human.
His ship won't work, his weapons, his suit, nothing."
"The sheriff!" Carlos calls. Adam
looks up to see the sheriff walking in. "Looks like you've had a
little trouble, friend", the sheriff tells Adam, "maybe it's best you come
along with me, before any more trouble comes this-a-way..." Adam
is not pleased, but he's also not moving. The sheriff continues with,
"don't worry about these kids. I'll make sure they get hooked up
with their folks." He looks at the kids, "right Donna? Carlo?"
The kids are none too happy either.
Loud rumbling is heard outside. The
sheriff spins around, exclaiming, "what in tarnation?" He goes outside
to see what all the commotion is about. It's Vise and his troops
arriving in their humvees.
Adam takes the opportunity to speak with
the twins, "Listen to me, you guys were right. You told me not to
run away, and I didn't. And I don't want you to run away. Go
to your parents and talk to them. O.K.?" Donna nods.
"O.K.", Adam says again, satisfied. He quietly exits out the back
door, closing it gingerly behind him.
The FBI helecopter is also closing in,
searchlight ablaze. Carlo and Donna come out the front door.
The sheriff tells them to wait in the cruiser and not to touch anything.
Vise and the sergeant rush forward. They are intercepted by the sheriff
who tells them, "I don't know where you boys come from, but you've got
the kind of heat I'm looking for! It's right inside."
Inside, they find the front hall empty.
"He was right there", the sheriff insisted. "Which one?" Asks Vise.
"The dead one", explains the sheriff. "And the other one?"
Vise inquires, exasperated, as he and the others look around in vain.
The sheriff scratches his head and says, half to himself, "knock me down
with a feather, if I knew where either one of them's gone at all..."
"Search the area", Vise commands.
The soldiers go outside to begin the search. Vise turns to the sergeant
to ask, "how long before the bird's back overhead?" "Ninety minutes,
sir", is the answer. To which Vise responds, "damn it!"
Vise sees Wilcox in the doorway, and walks
up to him. "I ought to have you amateurs stripped of your credentials."
Wilcox ignores this and says, "from your tone, I gather you didn't find
MacArthur." In a gruff tone, Vise tells him, "lemme give you some
advice, Wilcox." Wilcox is uninimidated. "Hm?" Wilcox grunts.
"Don't assume anything about me", Vise advises, "and do yourself a big
favor: stay clear." "This doesn't have to be a fight, Vise", Wilcox
insists, "I mean, we are both working for the same government. Right?"
No response from Vise. "Right?!" Wilcox repeats, more adamantly.
Then Vise answers with, "if it helps you get up in the morning? Sure."
Vise leaves his company. As the sergeant follows Vise out, Wilcox
lets out an exasperated sigh...
The sheriff sits in the driver' seat of
his vehicle. He senses something behind him. He turns around
and stares at a row of four president masks. After a second of staring
back, Donna and Carlo remove the masks from their heads and left hands.
They are pleased with themselves for surprising the sheriff. The sheriff
says, "I thought I told you two not to touch anything." But he's
amused. The twins giggle in response. And so does the sheriff.
Unsuccessful, the FBI guys head away from
the area via their helecopter. Wistfully, LaRue pipes up and tells
the others, "y'all know that Mill Lake was founded by Frence settlers in
the 1850's? Yep. You'd assume that the name 'Mill Lake' would
have something to do with the lumber industry... But originally, it was
a French name. M-I-L-L-E. French for 'one thousand.'
Thousand lakes." LaRue looks out the window to the lake-dotted terrain,
below. "Sure is a pretty sight down there, ain't it?" They
fly off, leaving behind one lake with an alien spaceship glowing under