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The Survivor was written by Lindsay Clandfield with music by Julian Jahanpour, sound production by Creative Listening and artwork by Danny Butcher.
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Previously on The Survivor ...
Ambulance driver: We've got a survivor here! There's a survivor here!
Nurse Bryson: She is very lucky to be alive. She's in a coma, but we hope she will come out of it.
Officer Garner: Two months ago a bank truck with over two million dollars was robbed. The criminals were never caught, and the money disappeared.
Agent Sanders: The FBI agent. He isn't ... he's a criminal. Very dangerous ... I need you to listen very carefully…
Agent Kowalski: I need you to wake up, Agent Sanders. I need you to wake up and tell me where the money is.
Minutes before the plane crash ...
Agent Kowalski: Yes, I know. I know, all right?! ... Look, I just went to look for the money. It's not there ... I think Buddy has it. Yes, I followed him! He got on a plane! A little plane, out here in the countryside. He can't go far. He's probably trying to go across the border, but he isn't going to make it ... Yes. Don't worry. I'll take care of it. And I'll take care of Sanders too. I think she knows about me. She was acting ... strange ... I know! We'll get the money back, and I will take care of everything, OK? Just ... Just relax ... Wait. I see the plane now ... Something's wrong. Hey. Hey! It's going down! The plane is crashing! I gotta go. I gotta go.
Nurse Bryson: Hello? Hello? Can I speak to Agent Kowalski?
Agent Kowalski: This is Agent Kowalski.
Nurse Bryson: Oh, hello. This is Nurse Bryson. Agent Kowalski, you told me to call you if there was a change with Jane. Well, there has been a change. It's not very good I'm afraid.
Agent Kowalski: What's happened?
Nurse Bryson: She's woken up.
Agent Kowalski: She has? That's wonderful.
Nurse Bryson: Yes, but she's still in critical condition. She's awake now, but only for a little while. She doesn't really know who she is or where she is. The doctors want to put her back into a coma, but I thought you might want to talk to her first. You see she ... she might not survive.
Agent Kowalski: Listen. You have to keep her awake. I need to speak to her. I only need five minutes. But do not let her go back to sleep.
Nurse Bryson: OK. I'll ... I'll try.
Agent Kowalski: Nurse? Hello?
Nurse Bryson: Yes, in here. I'm with Ja ..., I mean Monica. Monica? There's someone here to see you.
Nurse Bryson: I have to see some other patients. Agent Kowalski, I only ask that you please do NOT make Monica upset. She is very tired. Do you understand?
Agent Kowalski: I understand. Thank you. I only need a minute.
Nurse: OK, then.
Agent Kowalski: So. I guess I should say congratulations. You woke up. Do you have something to tell me?
Monica: You have to promise me. Promise me my brother will be OK.
Agent Kowalski: That depends, Sanders. It depends on if you tell me what I need to know.
Agent Kowalski: All right. All right. I promise. OK?
Monica: Thank you. You want to know ... you want to know about the money?
Agent Kowalski: Yes, that's right.
Monica: You want to know where it is?
Agent Kowalski: Yes, I want to know where it is! Stop wasting my time.
Monica: How long?
Agent Kowalski: What? How long what?
Monica: How long have you been working with those bank robbers on this?
Agent Kowalski: What do you mean?
Monica: Buddy. Buddy told me you were working with the bank robbers. He said ... said you'd gone bad.
Agent Kowalski: And you believed him? I'm not working for anyone, Sanders. Sure I was helping those criminals but only when it was good for me. I'm not really working for them. Not bank robbers, not even the government. Not really. I'm just working for myself now.
Monica: Is it worth it? To do this to the Bureau? To let criminals go free? To say you are going to hurt my brother?
Agent Kowalski: Are you kidding? It's two million dollars. I'd do anything for that. You bet it's worth it.
Monica: You're wrong ...
Agent Kowalski: Listen. No more small talk. Tell me where it is. There isn't much time left. You hear that? You are going back into a coma. If you want to save your brother, you tell me right now where the money is.
Monica: You're ... you're ...
Agent Kowalski: Tell me!
Monica: You are under arrest, Kowalski.
Agent Kowalski: What? What are you talking about?
Officer Garner: Agent Nick Kowalski, my name is Officer Brian Garner. You are under arrest.
Agent Kowalski: What is going on?
Monica: It's all here, Kowalski. I have it all recorded. Nurse?
Nurse Bryson: I set up the phone, just like you asked me to.
Agent Kowalski: ... Are you kidding? It's two million dollars. I'd do anything for that. You bet it's worth it. ...
Officer Garner: Mr Kowalski, you are going to have to come with me.
Nurse Bryson: Monica! You did it.
Agent Kowalski: What ...
Monica: You're finished, Kowalski.
Agent Kowalski: Well, enjoy this moment, Sanders. Enjoy it, before you go back to sleep.
Nurse Bryson: Oh, I don't think so. My Jane, I mean, Monica, is doing quite well.
Agent Kowalski: But ...
Nurse Bryson: Oh, I told you she had only a little time to live? I'm happy to say that's not true. Monica is much better now. She should be on her feet in the next 24 hours.
Monica: I'll be at your trial, Kowalski.
Agent Kowalski: And the money ...?
Officer Garner: We just had a phone call telling us the location of the money. A police car is on its way now.
Monica: That was me, Kowalski.
Officer Garner: That's enough now. You're coming with me.
Agent Kowalski: I want my lawyer. Get off me!
Nurse Bryson: Well, Monica. That was exciting.
Monica: It was, wasn't it?
Nurse Bryson: What are you going to do now?
Monica: Now? I think I might have a little nap.
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