Showing posts with label Faith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faith. Show all posts

Sunday, 27 May 2018

But You Gotta Have Faith

31     INT.     BUFFY'S ROOM AT BUFFY'S HOUSE - NIGHT
Faith is lying in bed holding the scythe in front of her. Buffy's standing beside the bed.

BUFFY (O.S.)
You feel it too, don't you?

FAITH
Damn. And damn, that's something.

BUFFY
I know.

FAITH
It's old. It's strong, and it feels like... like it's mine. (places it on the bed beside her) I guess that means it's yours.

BUFFY
It belongs to The Slayer. (picks up the scythe)


FAITH
Slayer in charge, which, I'm guessing, is you.

BUFFY
(sits on the edge of the bed) I honestly don't know. Does it matter?


FAITH
It never mattered to me. Somebody has to lead. 

Let's vote for Chao-Ahn. 

It's harder to lead people into a deathtrap if you don't speak English.

BUFFY
It wasn't your fault. 

FAITH
(looks away) I'm really not looking for forgiveness.

BUFFY
You're not?


FAITH
What do you want me to say? 

I blew it.


BUFFY
You didn't blow it.

FAITH
Tell that to—


BUFFY
People die. You lead them into battle, they're gonna die. 

It doesn't matter how ready you are or how smart you are. 

War is about death. 

Needless, stupid death.

FAITH
So, here's the laugh riot. 

My whole life I've been a loner. 

BUFFY
That's the funny part? 

Did I miss something?

FAITH
I'm trying to—

BUFFY
Sorry. Sorry. Go.

FAITH
No ties, no buddies, no relationships that lasted longer than... 

well, Robin lasted pretty long. (grins) 

Boy's got stamina.

BUFFY
Principal Wood? And you? 

And in my— (stands, paces) 

FAITH
Don't tell me you two got wriggly.

BUFFY
No. No. No, no.

We're just good friends. Or mortal enemies, depending on which day of the—
was that the funny part?

FAITH
OK. The Point. 

Me, by myself all the time. I'm looking at you, everything you have, and, I don't know, jealous. 

Then there I am. 

Everybody's looking to me, trusting me to lead them, and I've never felt so alone in my entire life.

BUFFY
Yeah. (swallows, looks down)

FAITH
And that's you every day, isn't it?

BUFFY
I love my friends. I'm very grateful for them. But that's the price. Being a slayer.

FAITH
There's only supposed to be one. 

Maybe that's why you and I can never get along. 

We're not supposed to exist together.

BUFFY
Also, you went evil and were killing people.

FAITH
Good point. Also a factor. (nods)

BUFFY
But you're right. I mean, I... 

I guess everyone's alone. 

But being a slayer? 

There's a burden we can't share.

FAITH
And no one else can feel it. (beat) Thank God we're hot chicks with superpowers.

BUFFY
Takes the edge off.

FAITH
Comforting.

BUFFY
Mm-hmm.


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Purgation

The Penitent Man Kneels Before God

There are 3 parts to Penitence :

• Confession ("I am at Fault")
• Contrition ("I am Sorry")
• Satisfaction ("You have done What is Required to Make Amends")


Or, alternatively, you could just decide you prefer to sh*t all over everything :


WINTER, 1691

SALEM VILLAGE, 
MASSACHUSETTS COLONY

It is Seventy-One years after The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth, and England has not yet signed a formal charter.

The New World, still a wilderness frontier, has no clear governing body.

The Winters are bitterly cold, there is little food or dry wood to burn, and hostile Indians threaten this small outpost of settlers.

The only existing law is provided by the Puritan Church, which demands that individual sins be cleansed through PUBLIC HUMILIATION.

Into This World a handful of girls are about to unleash a terror so great that it will forever curse the town of Salem.















Ann Putnam: 
Who will forgive us... who will forgive us?


NOT OPRAH





Justice
Prudence
Temperance
Fortitude 

+


Faith

Hope

Charity