Red Right Hand: HOW JACK WILL GET THE LAST SUITCASE NUKE
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

HOW JACK WILL GET THE LAST SUITCASE NUKE

FADE IN:

INT. DEAL OR NO DEAL SET

Audience in mid-roar. They dial it down as Howie launches into...

HOWIE
Welcome back to Deal or No Deal, the game where you can win from one cent to one million dollars, and you people at home, don't forget to play the home game by texting--

JACK
--Just tell me which one it's in.

HOWIE
We're here with Jack Bauer, from Los Angeles, CA.
Jack's just a little excited aren't you, Jack?

Jack exudes the gravitas...and sneers a little.

HOWIE
Sometimes, here at Deal or No Deal, we like to
switch up the game a little. Usually we'll up the
maximum amount a suitcase can hold, giving
contestants a chance to win up to six million
dollars. That's not what we've done today, is it Jack?

Jack smacks Howie across the face with his gun. Howie wipes the blood from his nose on his suit sleeve, laughing it off.

HOWIE
No, it's okay. Jack's just anxious because in of
these twenty-five cases is one of Al-Fayed's
suitcase nukes. He's hoping it's in the one
selected before the break.

Howie gestures to a silver metal case placed on a stand at the podium. It is emblazoned with a big black "24."

HOWIE
(knowingly)
Some special significance to that number?

Jack points his gun directly at Howie.

JACK
Give me the nuke. Right now.

HOWIE
Jack, let's give the game a try first.
We start by opening five suitcases, then
the banker will--

Jack shoots one of the models, specifically Aubrie.

JACK
Number one.

Jack shoots Jenelle

JACK
Number two.

HOWIE
Jack!

JACK
(yelling at Howie)
Which case?

Gravitas!

HOWIE
Awright awright awright. I'll tell you.

Howie looks to the camera and grins.

HOWIE
When we come back.

Audience groans turning to cheers as we pull up and back. GUNSHOTS as we...

FADE OUT.
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