INT. NICK'S CAR - DAY
Nick rushes into the van. Grabs his CB handle.
Captain Page! The Fly hit the
pageant. He kidnapped all the Pixies!
BEGIN '70S SPLIT SCREEN. The image of Nick SLIDES SCREEN
RIGHT. In LEFT WINDOW BOX --
INT. SU2 PRECINCT - CAPTAIN PAGE'S OFFICE - DAY
Captain Page at his desk, speaks into his DISPATCHER MIC.
What about Benson?
They got her too, sir.
Hold tight, O'Malley. We may have a
lead on where The Fly's base may be.
(yelling out his office)
Jonathan! Where are we on those
BOTH WINDOWS MOVE RIGHT making way for a THIRD WINDOW STRIP --
INT. SU2 PRECINCT - JONATHAN'S AREA - DAY
Jonathan's WINDOW STRIP appears SCREEN LEFT. Captain Page's
WINDOW in the middle. He looks SCREEN LEFT (to Jonathan) or
SCREEN RIGHT (to Nick), depending on who he's talking to.
It seems to be an of out-of-date
Any idea where it might have been
used in the past?
From what I've gathered, it hasn't
been utilized since the sixties.
Canning companies used it to pack
Jonathan nods in response. His image is SQUASHED DOWN and
out of frame as CAPTAIN PAGE'S WINDOW returns to SCREEN LEFT.
O'Malley? Are you familiar with any
local anchovy canneries?
There used to be one off Lakeshore
Drive. But it closed years ago.
Captain Page studies a MAP OF CHICAGO hanging on his wall.
Pier 18. I'll meet you there.
INT. THE FLY'S DRUG DEN - DAY
Miss Chicago Contestants, still in talent show outfits and
sashes, are being tied with rope to chairs by Crony #2. All
sob, except Kate. As Crony #2 finishes the last girl and
leaves, Kate struggles to get free.
MISS DOWNERS GROVE
(through her tears)
We're all going to die...
Kate can't take any more of this.
Relax, girls. Everything's gonna be
fine. I'm working undercover with
the Chicago P.D. to prevent Pixies
like you from having their wings
clipped and turned into Angel Dust.
Wait, we don't understand. How'd
you know we're Pixies?
(like they're 3 year-
Like I said, I'm with the Chicago
MISS HYDE PARK
So are you saying you're not really
No. I'm not really Miss Winnetka.
A beat of silence, then --
That means we all have a chance to
win the pageant!
MISS HYDE PARK
(to the room; Kate
Wait. If you're tied up, and I'm
tied up, and we're tied up --
(lost; back to Kate)
And you're tied up, how can you get
us out of here?
The chorus of sobbing resumes.
Miss Skokie? Do you still have your
Never go anywhere without it.
Even a kidnapping.
But it's stashed in my sash and
Miss Skokie pulls the file from her sash with her teeth.
Kate scoots her chair a few inches over. Miss Skokie drops
the nail file into Kate's tied hands -- Kate catches it!
ROW OF TIED HANDS
All the hands clap.
She begins to file down the rope. It's working when --
THE FLY ENTERS.
(popping a sugar cube)
What it is, ladies. What it is.
He walks the row, looking to see which girl is going to go
first. He stops at Kate. Drags his long pinky nail down
her cheek. Kate spits in The Fly's face. He wipes it off.
Feisty... I like that. You go last.
He moves down the line and stops at Miss Skokie.
Wait. Take Miss Downers Grove first.
Sure, why not.
MISS DOWNERS GROVE
(to Miss Skokie)
Miss Downers Grove lunges towards Miss Skokie in rage, but
she's tied down and doesn't really get anywhere.
Don't cry baby. It won't hurt...much.
The Fly reaches for Miss Downers Grove. She tries to fend *
him off by kicking and screaming. It's futile. The Fly is *
about to tear her wings off when --
Frantically filing down the rope... There! She breaks free
and leaps to Miss Downer Grove's aid with a Karate-kick to
The Fly's face. Miss D.G. runs behind the other girls.
Chicago P.D.! You're under arrest.
The Fly stands back up, touches his thumb to his lip (a la
Bruce Lee). He's bleeding. GREEN. The girls SCREAM.
(to Crony #2)
Take her out back and shoot her.
As Crony #2 closes in on Kate --
EXT. NICK'S CAR - SECONDS LATER
Nick's car skids to a halt. Smoke bleeds from the wheels.
'70S ZOOM OUT
EXT. DOCKS - DAY
Nick exits the car. Captain Page is already there. They
greet each other at the trunk of Captain Page's '76 El Dorado.
O'Malley, we only get one chance at
I know, Sir.
We're gonna need all the help we can
Captain Page unscrews his LOW-TECH HOOK HAND, tosses it in
the trunk and pulls out an ARTIFICIAL HAND WITH BRASS
KNUCKLES. He screws it on.
(as he slams the trunk)
Let's go crack some skulls.
INT. THE FLY'S DRUG DEN - CONTINUOUS
As Crony #2 grabs Kate by the hair --
TIGHT ON THE DOOR
It's kicked in. We PUSH IN. It's that Blaxplotiation shot
of our hero -- Captain Page in all his glory. He cocks his
'70S ZOOM IN
On The Fly's reaction to Captain Page's macho arrival. His
We're gonna squash you like a bug,
Enters and shoots his gun. The Fly JUMPS out a WINDOW.
CAPTAIN PAGE, NICK AND KATE
(to Kate and Nick)
You two take The Fly.
(turns to the Cronies)
I'll show these cats how we do things
Kate and Nick flee. It's just Captain Page and Crony #2.
I'm gonna go Ginsu on yo' ass!
Charges Captain Page with a baseball bat. As Captain Page
MISS CHICAGO CONTESTANTS
Seated in a line of chairs, watching the fight. All their
heads duck in sync.
Blocks another swing of the bat with his BRASS KNUCKLE HAND.
CRONY #2 didn't anticipate this, caught like a deer in
headlights. Captain Page CLOCKS him with his real hand,
knocking him out cold.
MISS CHICAGO CONTESTANTS
Cheer the Captain. He whips out a knife and cuts the rope *
that binds Miss Hyde Park's hands. She slithers up to him.
Her arms caressing this cool cat's leather and legend.
MISS HYDE PARK
Baby, you got soul.
Ain't no thang.
EXT. PIER - DAY
The pier splinters off into two docks. Nick and Kate stop
at the fork in the road.
You take that dock. I'll take this
We continue with Nick. Gun drawn and eyes peeled, he moves
along a wall of canisters. Standard in '70s cop shows,
canisters tend to be stacked very high in areas where fights
THE FLY'S KALEIDOSCOPE POV
Watches Nick approach, then ducks behind the CANISTERS.
Moves to the end of the wall of canisters. Positions himself
to spin around with his gun when --
THE FLY PUSHES A CANISTER
It hits Nick. As a reflex, Nick fires his .44. But the
impact knocks the gun from his hand --
Slides 20 yards down to the end of the dock.
EXT. OTHER DOCK - CONTINUOUS
BACK OF KATE'S HEAD
She hears the echo of Nick's gunfire. Does that hair flip
as she spins to face camera. She bolts in Nick's direction.
EXT. NICK'S DOCK - CONTINUOUS
NICK recovers from the canister hit. Looks down the dock at
his gun. It's too far away. Then turns to face The Fly who
approaches, menace in each step. Oh, it's on!
In yo' face!
'70S COP SHOW STYLE FIST FIGHT
The Fly throws a RIGHT HOOK. Nick ducks. A LEFT HOOK.
Nick ducks. Another RIGHT HOOK. Nick ducks that, too.
Frustrated, The Fly lunges and two-handed chokes Nick.
But Nick pulls that good ol' Shatner move. In one fell swoop,
Nick throws his two arms up - knocking The Fly's hands away -
then lunges both hands down in a NECK CHOP.
The Fly is stunned - and temporarily defenseless. Nick pulls
a sucker punch, tagging The Fly in the gut. Then one BIG
PUNCH, arm waaaay back, into The Fly's face.
Organized like bowling pins. Nick's punch throws The Fly
into the canisters. They all tumble over.
The Fly recovers, but his SUNGLASSES are cracked. He pulls
them off - revealing his YELLOW EYES - and tosses them aside.
The Fly retaliates with a FLY KICK into Nick's chest --
Removes his scarf. Wraps the slack around his hands and
pulls the tether tight.
Dazed, his back to The Fly. The Link strangles him from
behind with its scarf. Nick can't pry himself free.
Runs up. Pulls her 5-point SU2 BADGE and flings it at--
Camera position behind him, his head thrusts back. The badge
stuck in his forehead like a Chinese Star. As he falls --
To Kate. Her arm still hyper-extended.
Pries himself free from the scarf noose. He kicks The Fly
for the final exclamation point, then turns to Kate.
You know, I would've had him.
INT. P. DADDY'S SUPPER CLUB - DAY
A sign hangs behind the bar: "Bouncer Wanted." The atmosphere
is that post-case celebration. Everyone smokes cigarettes.
Jonathan waxes on to the Bartender.
...And there's supposed to be this
big furry guy named Chewbacca. He's
the renegade pilot's best friend.
The Bartender looks at Jonathan like he's an idiot. We MOVE *
further down the bar to Nick and Kate, who also smoke. Nick
raises his glass for a toast. Kate raises hers.
To swatting The Fly.
Kate doesn't toast.
Why aren't you toasting?
Aren't you going to thank me?
For saving your life.
Oh that little detail.
(looks at her feminist
You know, this women's lib may have
a future after all.
Kate smiles. It's a Nick kind of compliment.
There may be hope for you yet.
Carl enters from the back room, one CHICK under each arm.
I see you've gotten over Trixie.
I'll never get over Trixie. Truth
is, I just needed a shoulder to cry
Four to be exact. Ain't that right,
The Girls nod. All turn upon hearing the familiar barking
of Captain Page. He enters the bar wearing an AFRICAN PRINT
Benson! O'Malley! Where are those
reports on The Fly! They were due
on my desk first thing this morning!!
You'll have them first thing tomorrow
That's what you said yesterday!
And that's what I'll say again
And Benson! This came through today.
Captain Page pulls out a rolled up DOCUMENT. Hands it to
Kate who unrolls it. A CITY "stamp of approval" on it.
Right On! My raise got approved!!
Congratulations. You will be paid
the same as a man.
As Kate reads the document, Captain Page whispers to Nick.
Don't worry. Your raise went through,
too. But let's keep that between
Nick winks. Captain Page turns to Carl.
And Carl. I received word that a
warehouse full of stereos is missing
from MidCity Stereo. You wouldn't
happen to know anything about that,
Carl leans on a stereo, trying to hide it.
If I did, you'd be the first to know.
But speaking of music...
Carl pulls out two TICKETS and hands them to Captain Page.
Who loves ya, baby?
Earth, Wind & Fire?! Front row at
the Aragon! Carl, I don't know what
Why say anything when we can dance?
Carl pulls an 8-TRACK from his coat. Pops it in the player.
CUE: "THE HUSTLE" by Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony.
All collect into the middle of the dance floor and everyone
starts to dance, except for Jonathan who sulks in the corner.
Kate pulls him out by the hand. He's reluctant at first,
but then gets into it. As Nick breaks into "The Windmill" --
Towards the ceiling until --
THE DISCO BALL
Fills the frame, spinning with all its glitter and glory.
Hold there for a disco beat and --
Play over FREEZE FRAMES of scenes from the episode.
END OF ACT FOUR