The Aurors: S01E01

The Attack

EXT. BOSTON STREET - DAY

Barrett and Patrick try to move through an overly crowded street. They arrive at the end of the street and see several BOSTON POLICE aiming their guns at a BOMBER laying prone on the ground, dead. Barrett and Patrick see Manzini running into a CONSTRUCTION SITE. Patrick stops Barrett.

PATRICK

Wait.

BARRETT

What? We need to stop him!

PATRICK

I will.

BARRETT

This isn't more partner bullshit is it? Because-

PATRICK

No. You're not cleared to be armed. I am. You go back and help the wounded. I'll meet you back there.

Barrett nods and Patrick runs off. Barrett turns and runs back into the crowd. He moves through everyone as best he can. He finally reaches the finish line and the overturned Ambulance. There are a few more COPS and AMBULANCES and FIRE TRUCKS setting up a BARRIER, but none approach. He runs over to them.

COP

Sir! Stay back!

BARRETT

Why aren't any of you going in to help those people?

COP

You saw the last ambulance that went in there. They're targeting the aid.

BARRETT

They're done!

COP

What? How do you know that?

BARRETT

The dual bomb technique is a common one. But there's only ever two bombs.

COP

We can't take that risk. Now please sir. Step back.

Barrett steps back, then once the Cop turns his back, he jumps the CAUTION TAPE.

COP (CONT'D)

Hey!

Barrett runs to a runner covered in blood. He picks her up and runs her towards waiting Ambulance. Two EMTs meet him and take the woman.

BARRETT

(To Cop)

If the aid won't do it, the people will.

Barrett runs back and grabs another runner, but slips in some blood and almost falls, but a large MAN catches him, taking the runner from him. Barrett looks around and many of the braver audience have run forward and helping pull the wounded from the destruction. Barrett and an audience member grabs another man, helping him limp over to the EMTs. He runs to a third woman. He tries to lift her, but she SCREAMS and BLOOD spurts from her leg. He pulls off his TIE, wrapping it around her thigh, above the wound. He grabs a random piece of METAL sitting nearby and uses it to twist the TOURNIQUET tight. He grabs the woman's hand and puts it on the METAL.

BARRETT (CONT'D)

Hold this.

WOMAN

I can't.

BARRETT

Ma'am, hold this tight and let me carry you out of here, or you're going to die here in the street.

Her hand wraps around the METAL and grips it tight.

BARRETT (CONT'D)

Good job. Now up we go.

He lifts the woman up, moving as fast as he can over to the EMTs. They take her from him, but she grabs his arm.

WOMAN

Thank you.

BARRETT

Of course.

They take her away into a waiting ambulance. Barrett looks at his WATCH.

BARRETT (CONT'D)

(To himself)

Shit. Patrick. Where are you?

He looks around for Patrick, then helps a man struggling to carry someone over, then looks around again. Still not seeing Patrick, he runs towards the CONSTRUCTION SITE. He reaches the end of the block and sees the half-built building up ahead. He pulls out his PHONE, hits a few keys, then puts the PHONE back into his pocket. He runs into the building.

INT. CONSTRUCTION SITE - DAY

Barrett enters the building cautiously, listening and looking around corners. In the main lobby, he finds a piece of REBAR about the length of the TRAINING POLE. He picks it up, testing its weight and tries a few swings. Pleased, he moves towards the stairs. On the second story, there's a LARGE MAN standing guard at the base of smaller set of stairs. Barrett quickly ducks behind a corner, thinking. He kicks a small BUCKET, making a loud NOISE. The large man comes over to investigate. When he rounds the corner, Barrett hits him in the throat with the end of the POLE, then spins and hits his head, knocking him out. He cautiously goes up the smaller stairs. He reaches a top landing and can see into the room above. Manzini is standing near the open wall, facing away. Patrick is tied to a CHAIR, GAGGED and bloody, facing Barrett. His head hangs on his chest.

MANZINI

It's too bad you won't be around to see the new world I build Patrick. It will be a world where we once again sit at the top of the proverbial food chain, where we belong.

Slowly, Patrick raises his head, and sees Barrett looking him. His eyes go wide, then back to normal. His right foot slowly taps two times, then his left slowly taps once. Barrett nods and ducks behind the stairs again.

MANZINI (CONT'D)

Sure, there needs to be some destruction before we can get there, but that's how it works. It needs to get worse before it can get better. Such is life, my dear Patrick.

Barrett jumps up, hitting one GUARD between the eyes hard, knocking him out. He turns and rolls towards the next guard, bringing his POLE up into his solar plexus, making him double over. Something cuts Barrett's arm, making it gush blood. Barrett SCREAMS and spins, bringing his POLE down on the other GUARD'S outstretched hand. He hits the man a few more times with the POLE, knocking him back. He trips and falls down next to Patrick. Patrick YELLS through his GAG, and Barrett turns, throwing his POLE like a spear towards the other man. He turns and moves towards Manzini. Manzini scowls at him, then leaps from the open wall. Barrett starts to move towards him when someone tackles him. The first guard kneels over him, punching him. Suddenly there's a FLASH OF LIGHT and he's flung into the far wall. Patrick quickly helps Barrett stand.

PATRICK

Bomb threat's real.

BARRETT

I know. I was just-

PATRICK

No. Here. Now.

BARRETT

Oh.

He turns, but Patrick grabs his arm.

PATRICK

Can't. He's got the building blocked.

The two men run down the stairs as fast as they can. As they race across the second floor lobby, a large rumbling noise is heard above them. Pieces of wall and ceiling fall around them. They race down the main staircase, and out the front door as the entire building collapses.

EXT. BOSTON STREET - DAY

They run out towards Howards and several other teams, who just jumped out of their CARS. Two MEDICS run over and attend to their wounds. Howards walks over to them.

PATRICK

How did you...

HOWARDS

Fuzzoni texted us just before he went in after you. Good thing he did too. What the hell were you thinking going in alone?

BARRETT

It was my call sir. I'm not cleared to be armed.

HOWARDS

Well that was a very rash and stupid decision Fuzzoni. You could have gotten your partner killed.

BARRETT

I understand sir. I thought my energy would be better spent trying to help the original victims.

HOWARDS

Valiant as that may be, you should never abandon your partner. I'm disappointed in you Fuzzoni.

(To Patrick)

Now, do you mind telling me what the hell went on in there?

PATRICK

It was Sim.

Long silence.

HOWARDS

What? But I thought he died.

PATRICK

I thought so too. Until today.

HOWARDS

Was he working alone?

PATRICK

He killed O'Brien. He took his place in the Riomh.

HOWARDS

Son of a bitch. This day just went from bad to worse. Let's discuss this more in my office before Boston PD gets here and start asking questions we can't answer.

They all climb into CARS, Barrett and Patrick climb into a black-painted ambulance, the medics still treating them.

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