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THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES MAIN CAST JAMIE MYRE AS MABEL ANGELI FERNANDEZ AS RUBY CIARA HELBER AS LIANA ERIN LENNON AS ASTRID JASON MYRE AS CAMERON TYLER MOSCARITOLA AS GRIFFITH MORGAN HANNALECK AS LAYTON ANTONIO ESCARRAMAN AS ANDREW EXTRAS MACKENZIE FLETCHER AS DISTRICT 5 GIRL EMMA SMITH AS DISTRICT 6 GIRL MARIAH GROAT AS DISTRICT 12 GIRL CHRISTINA BRIGGS AS DISTRICT 3 GIRL EXTRAS DISTRICT 3 GIRL DISTRICT 3 BOY DISTRICT 4 GIRL DISTRICT 11 BOY DISTRICT 5 GIRL DISTRICT 5 BOY DISTRICT 6 GIRL DISTRICT 6 BOY DISTRICT 9 GIRL DISTRICT 9 BOY DISTRICT 10 GIRL DISTRICT 10 BOY DISTRICT 12 GIRL DISTRICT 12 BOY EXTRAS THAT HAVE SCENES/LINES District 5 Girl District 10 Girl District 12 Boy

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THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES

MAIN CAST JAMIE MYRE AS MABEL

ANGELI FERNANDEZ AS RUBY CIARA HELBER AS LIANA ERIN LENNON AS ASTRID JASON MYRE AS CAMERON

TYLER MOSCARITOLA AS GRIFFITH MORGAN HANNALECK AS LAYTON

ANTONIO ESCARRAMAN AS ANDREW

EXTRAS MACKENZIE FLETCHER AS DISTRICT 5 GIRL

EMMA SMITH AS DISTRICT 6 GIRL MARIAH GROAT AS DISTRICT 12 GIRL

CHRISTINA BRIGGS AS DISTRICT 3 GIRL

EXTRAS DISTRICT 3 GIRL DISTRICT 3 BOY DISTRICT 4 GIRL DISTRICT 11 BOY DISTRICT 5 GIRL DISTRICT 5 BOY DISTRICT 6 GIRL DISTRICT 6 BOY DISTRICT 9 GIRL DISTRICT 9 BOY DISTRICT 10 GIRL DISTRICT 10 BOY DISTRICT 12 GIRL DISTRICT 12 BOY

EXTRAS THAT HAVE SCENES/LINES District 5 Girl District 10 Girl District 12 Boy

Characters: 1.Mabel(17)­District 8­Intelligent, Self Assured,Indifferent 2.Ruby(13) ­ District 11 ­ Self Doubting, Dependent, Timid 3.Andrew(15) ­ District 4 ­ Joker, Not Serious, Doubtful 4.Liana(18) ­ District 1­ Inconsiderate, Rude, Vain 5.Layton(16) ­ District 7 ­ Innocent, Generous, Active 6.Astrid(17) ­ District 2 ­ Strong, Selfless, Determined 7.Cameron(18) ­ District 7­Trustworthy, Naive, Overprotective 8.Kalen(12) ­ District 2 ­ Pure, Shy, Amiable 9.Griffith(18)­District 1­Bloodthirsty,Powerful,Single Minded 10. Seth (17) ­ District 8 ­ Loyal, Compassionate, Rebellious

Storyboard:

Individual Scorings Griffith ­ Spear ­ 10 Liana ­ Sword ­ 9 Kalen ­ Survival Skills ­ 4 Astrid ­ Knives ­ 10 Andrew ­ Long Knife ­ 8 Cameron ­ Bow and Arrow ­ 7 Layton ­ Axe ­ 9 Mabel ­ Ninja Stars ­ 9 Ruby ­ Stealth ­ 6

THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES PART ONE

WE OPEN TO THE TRIBUTES IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL SCORING SESSIONS. AS WE SEE EACH PERSON WE HEAR THEIR NAMES AND THEIR SCORES CALLED OUT, IN THE RIGHT HAND CORNER OF THE SCREEN A SEMI FADED PICTURE OF THE TRIBUTE ACCOMPANIES THEIR SCORE AS WE SEE WHAT WEAPON THEY USE AND HOW WELL THEY USE IT. SCREEN GOES BLACK ­ WORDS APPEAR “From the treaty of the treason: In penance for their uprising each district shall offer up a male and female between the ages of 12 and 18 at a public reaping. These tributes shall be delivered to the custody of the Capitol and then transferred to a public arena where they will fight to the death, until a lone victor remains. Henceforth and forevermore this pageant shall be known as ‘The Hunger Games’” ALL OF THE WORDS FADE EXCEPT “THE HUNGER GAMES” “THE” SEPARATES FROM “HUNGER GAMES” AND THE NUMBER 36 FADES IN IN BETWEEN THEM.

“REQUIEM OF SPIRIT (MUSIC BOX)” PLAYS AS WE SEE ALL THE TRIBUTES IN THEIR SEPARATE ROOMS BEFORE GETTING INTO THE TUBES TO BRING THEM UP TO THE ARENA. GRIFFITH IS THE LAST TRIBUTE TO GO INTO THE TUBE, (FORESHADOWING THE ENDING AS HE IS THE LAST TRIBUTE OUT OF THE ARENA AS THE VICTOR) AND AS HE GOES UP THE LAST NOTE PLAYS AND THE SCREEN GOES DARK. CORNUCOPIA SCENE BEGINS THE CAMERA IS AIMED AT THE SUN AND THE SCREEN IS BLINDED BY IT FOR A SECOND THE AIMS DOWN TOWARDS THE CORNUCOPIA. “THE BLOODBATH SCORE” PLAYS, WE SEE CLOSE UPS OF DIFFERENT WEAPONS, THEN THE TRIBUTES FACES, EMOTIONS RANGING FROM CALM, TO SCARED, TO CONFIDENT, TO EVEN BORED. AS THE MUSIC QUEUES IT, THE TRIBUTES ALL START TO RUN, SOME AWAY FROM THE BLOODBATH SOME TOWARDS IT. CHAOS BEGINS. LIANA IS WRESTLING THE DISTRICT 9 BOY FOR A SWORD, IN THE END SHE STABS HIM WITH IT AND THE FIRST TRIBUTE IS KILLED AND THE BLOODBATH HAS OFFICIALLY STARTED. THERE ARE PEOPLE FIGHTING AND KILLING EVERYWHERE. ASTRID GRABS A BAG AND SHOVES IT TOWARDS KALEN, WE SEE HER SCREAMING, “GO! GO!” THEN KALEN IS OFF RUNNING AND ASTRID TURNS TO FACE THE DISTRICT 3 BOY WHO HAS COME UP TO HER WITH A AXE, THE WRESTLE FOR A BIT BEFORE SHE KICKS HIM OFF OF HER AND THE BOY FALLS BACK AND ENDS UP WITH HIS OWN AXE IN HIS CHEST. ASTRID RUNS INTO THE FRAY DUCKING AROUND LAYTON, WHO IS FIGHTING THE DISTRICT 12 GIRL, THE CAMERA STAYS ON LAYTON AS ASTRID

PASSES HER, LAYTON GETS THE UPPERHAND ON DISTRICT 12 AND SLAMS HER HEAD REPEATEDLY INTO A NEARBY ROCK. SHE IS THEN PUSHED OVER BY THE DISTRICT 11 BOY AND HE GOES TO FINISH HER WITH A SWORD BUT AN ARROW SLAMS THROUGH HIS CHEST AND HE DROPS THE SWORD BEFORE HE FALLS ON LAYTON. HE IS THEN SHOVED OFF OF HER BY CAMERON, THE ONE WHO SHOT HIM, AND LAYTON IS HANDED AN AXE, AS THEY STAND LAYTON PUSHES CAMERON TO THE GROUND AND SWINGS THE AXE, KILLING THE DISTRICT 10 BOY SNEAKING UP BEHIND CAMERON. SHE PULLS CAMERON TO HIS FEET AND THE RUN OFF, AS THEY PASS TWO PEOPLE FIGHTING ON THE GROUND LAYTON GRABS A BACKPACK NEXT TO THEM WITHOUT BREAKING A STRIDE. THE CAMERA STAYS ON THE TWO FIGHTING. IT IS GRIFFITH AND THE DISTRICT 6 BOY, GRIFFITH SNAPS HIS NECK THEN PICKS UP AND RUNS OFF. WE SWITCH TO MABEL, SHE IS REPEATEDLY STABBING THE DISTRICT 3 GIRL, WE SEE A BOY RUNNING UP TO HER, IT IS HER DISTRICT PARTNER. HE SEEMS TO BE SHOUTING AT HER AND MOTIONING TO THE BACKPACK (“MABEL! I GOT A PACK, WE SHOULD RUN BEFORE WE GET KILLED!”) MABEL STANDS AND HER AND THE BOY START TO JOG AWAY. WE CUT TO ANDREW AS HE KICKS THE DISTRICT 9 GIRL TO THE GROUND BEFORE SLITTING HER THROAT WITH HIS LONG KNIFE. THEN ASTRID RAMS INTO HIM, HE SWINGS HIS KNIFE BUT SHE DUCKS AND THEY FIGHT FOR A MOMENT, SWINGING PUNCHES AND TRYING TO GET A UPPER HAND. FINALLY ASTRID KICKS ANDREW TO THE GROUND AND RUNS FROM HIM WITHOUT KILLING HIM. WE FOLLOW HER AS SHE IS ALMOST ESCAPING THE CORNUCOPIA BEFORE RUNNING STRAIGHT INTO THE DISTRICT 6 GIRL, SMASHING THEIR HEADS ON THE OTHERS. STARTLED FOR A MOMENT THEY GAIN THEIR FOOTING BACK AND ATTACK EACH OTHER, IT IS CLEAR FROM THE START THAT ASTRID IS THE BETTER FIGHTER AND DESPERATE TO LIVE THE DISTRICT 6 TRIES TO RUN AWAY. ASTRID FLINGS A KNIFE TO HER BACK AND THE GIRL DROPS DEAD NEXT TO GRIFFITH. ASTRID GRABS A PACK AND ANOTHER WEAPON AND TAKES OFF.

GRIFFITH IS FIGHTING THE DISTRICT 5 BOY, AND WINNING, FINALLY HE STABS THE BOY REPEATEDLY AND WALKS AWAY. LIANA IS ON THE GROUND PUNCHING THE DISTRICT 10 GIRL WHO IS ALREADY DEAD. GRIFFITH PULLS HER UP AND NODS HIS HEAD OVER TO THE DISTRICT 4 GIRL, A CAREER LIKE THEM, WHO IS EXAMINING A SWORD BEHIND THE SAFETY OF A ROCK (?). LIANA GRINS AND THEY MOVE TOWARDS HER. GRIFFITH AND LIANA ARE APPROACHING THE DISTRICT 4 GIRL. SHE LOOKS UP AND SEES THEM. SHE SEEMS TO NOT BE WORRIED, ALMOST AS IF SHE THINKS SHE TRUSTS THEM, SHE THINKS THEY ARE IN AN ALLIANCE. LIANA GRABS HER AND HOLDS HER TOWARDS GRIFFITH AND HE WALKS UP WITH A COCKY SMIRK, HE PLACES ONE HAND ON HER SHOULDER AND THE OTHER STABS HER WITH HIS SPEAR. HE TWISTS IT AROUND IN HER STOMACH FOR A MOMENT AS THE LIFE FADES FROM HER EYES. HE THEN WRENCHES THE SPEAR FREE. THEY LET HER DROP TO THE GROUND, DEAD. LIANA TURNS AND THEY SEE ANDREW, HER DISTRICT PARTNER, STANDING THERE. LIANA RAISES AN EYEBROW AT HIM, CHALLENGING HIM TO SAY SOMETHING. INSTEAD ANDREW JUST SHRUGS AND GIVES ONE OF THOSE "I SEE YOU" NODS. GRAB SOME SUPPLIES AND RUN OFF. THE BLOODBATH IS FINISHED. WE CUT TO THE CAREER PACK (LIANA, GRIFFITH, AND ANDREW)

LIANA I still think we should go after that Astrid bitch, how could

she get a higher score than me?!

ANDREW Give it a rest Liana, you’ve been ranting about that for hours.

LIANA

It has not been hours, dick head. Besides, we really should go after her. She betrayed us, we were supposed to be allies!

ANDREW To be fair, she never actually said that…

LIANA

But she is a career, her loyalties should be with us.

ANDREW (snickers) Aren’t you the one who just helped big shot over here kill the District 4 girl? (he pauses for a second, swallowing

like he might want to say something. Instead, he forced a smirk.) She was supposed to be an ally, too.

GRIFFITH Why? So I could just slaughter her in the end anyway? Please. We

go after the easy kills first. Build up the tension for the bigger fights. Make this Hunger Games a show to remember.

ANDREW

Who died and made YOU President Snow?

GRIFFITH SUDDENLY TURNS ON ANDREW, KNIFE TO HIS THROAT.

GRIFFITH Unless you want to end up like your district partner, I'd cut

the act.

ANDREW (Unfazed) Chill dude, just playing around.

GRIFFITH GIVES HIM ONE LAST LOOK BEFORE RELAXING AND WALKING AWAY. ANDREW RAISES HIS EYEBROWS BUT FOLLOWS.

LIANA

(Rolling her eyes) Boys.

WE JOIN CAMERON AND LAYTON. THEY ARE HIKING THROUGH SOME WOODS.

LAYTON I think we’re safe here, it’s gonna get dark soon anyway. We

should set up camp.

CAMERON No, it’s still too close to the lake, if someone gets thirsty

we’re dead.

LAYTON We walked three MILES from the lake, Cameron!

CAMERON I know what I’m doing, Layton! Just follow my lead and try not

to get slaughtered.

LAYTON IS VISIBLY PISSED, A SHOT OF HER HAND CLUTCHING HER AXE TIGHTLY. CAMERON TURNS AS LAYTON SLIGHTLY RAISES THE AXE, SHE QUICKLY RIGHTS HERSELF TO NOT BE NOTICED, LOWERING THE AXE TO HER SIDE

CAMERON

You coming?

WE CUT TO MABEL AND SETH, THEY ARE BY THE RIVER KEEPING WATCH. IT IS EVIDENT THAT SETH WANTS TO SAY SOMETHING, BUT THERE IS A HESITATION HOLDING HIM BACK. MABEL IS CONCENTRATED ON SURVEYING THE AREA, BUT SETH IS MORE DISTRACTED BY EMOTION.

SETH Mabel…

MABEL

I think we should head out South, i saw something that looked like a cave, we can camp there.

SETH

Mabel. We need to talk about this.

MABEL Or maybe back to the Cornucopia, i know that is a career thing

but maybe they won't do it this year, i mean District 2 completely ditched them and they killed half of 4 so­

SETH Mabel!

MABEL

I’m trying to keep us alive what is so damn important now?

SETH You can’t avoid this talk forever.

MABEL

Watch me, forever won’t be long for us anyway.

SETH Why did you have to volunteer, huh? We made a promise!

MABEL

She was 12! She would have been butchered in 30 seconds if I hadn’t!

SETH SEEMS TO FALTER, EYES SOFTENING. HE SIGHS

SETH Mabel, I know your sister was reaped and she was killed but­

MABEL POUNCES ON HIM, EYES FLASHING DANGEROUSLY. SHE TIGHTENS HER HANDS AROUND HIS NECK.

MABEL Don’t. Talk. About. Her.

SETH

(gasping for breath) Sorry sorry! MABEL RELEASES HER HOLD AND STANDS UP, GATHERING HER SUPPLIES UP. SETH SLOWLY SITS UP, BEING EXTREMELY CAUTIOUS

MABEL

Let’s go to that cave. Shelter is priority. We can try for the cornucopia tomorrow.

THEY WALK OFF, MABEL STORMING QUICKLY AND SETH STRUGGLING TO

KEEP UP BEHIND HER. SCENE FADES. WE SEE FEET RUNNING, HEAR HEAVY BREATHING AND GET GLIMPSES OF A BOY SPRINTING THROUGH THE WOODS. ITS KALEN. HE STOPS AND HUNCHES OVER PLACING HIS HANDS ON HIS KNEES. HE LOOKS AROUND FOR A SECOND AND THEN WE HEAR SOMEONE COMING FAST. HE STARTS RUNNING AGAIN AND THERE ARE SHORT QUICK SHOTS OF THE CAMERA FOLLOWING KALEN, KALEN’S POV, AND HIM RUNNING THROUGH THE TREES. HE SUDDENLY BANGS INTO ANOTHER PERSON, HE TRIES TO CRY OUT BUT A HAND CLAMPS OVER HIS MOUTH AND ANOTHER ARM GRABS HIM AROUND THE WAIST.

UNSEEN PERSON Shut up! Do you want someone to find us? Chill out, little bro. IT’S ASTRID.

KALEN You scared me!

HE HUGS ASTRID TIGHTLY. SHE SIGHS AND HUGS HIM BACK FOR A QUICK SECOND. THEN PULLS AWAY, SWINGING A BAG OFF HER SHOULDER.

ASTRID

Here. I grabbed an extra pack in the cornucopia. It has food, a knife and a sleeping bag in it. I also filled one of my canteens

up with water already for you. ASTRID PUTS THE BAG IN KALEN’S ARMS AND RUFFLES HIS HAIR SLIGHTLY, A SMALL COMFORT TO THE SMALL BOY.

KALEN

(whimpering) Astrid...the bag had blood on it.

ASTRID Okay, so I had to kill a District 6 to get it, so what?

KALEN

Astrid..

ASTRID Listen Kalen, you have to toughen up! This is The Hunger Games, kill or be killed! Take the damn pack and go find shelter down south, away from the cornucopia and lake. There is enough water in the pack to last a few days, then if you walk west a mile,

there is a river, take water from there, nowhere else.

KALEN Wait, how do you know all this? What kind of shelter? I can’t

climb trees, Astrid, you know that. ASTRID TAKES HIS SHOULDERS AND LOOKS HIM DEAD IN THE EYES. HER EXPRESSION FALTERS SLIGHTLY, BUT SHE MAKES AN EFFORT TO HARDEN IT. SHE CLOSES HER EYES TO GATHER WHAT SHE IS GOING TO SAY.

ASTRID

I have my ways Kalen, trust me. There are caves, but don’t use those, other tributes or an animal could be in them. Gather up

branches and build a fort...just like when we were kids remember?

KALEN Yeah, but what if someone finds me?

ASTRID

Kill them.

KALEN (eyes widen, filled with tears and fears) No! I can’t...I won’t!

ASTRID

Then wound them. Fight like hell then run, Kalen. You are the fastest runner in District 2, and probably here. It’s your

strong spot.

KALEN Why can’t you just stay with me?

ASTRID We talked about this Kalen, I can help you better out on my own,

killing the opponents. Your job is to stay alive.

KALEN IS GROWING DESPERATE. HE IS LOSING THE ENTIRE IDEA OF HIS SISTER THAT HE HAS ALWAYS KNOWN AND IDOLIZED. HE DOESN’T RECOGNIZE HER IN THE GAMES.

KALEN

I don’t want you to kill people! That’s not who you are!

ASTRID It is now.

KALEN

Are you going to kill me to? ASTRID IS CAUGHT OFF GUARD. SHE HAD BEEN HOPING SHE WOULD NOT HAVE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION UNTIL MUCH LATER IN THE GAMES. HER EYES SOFTEN AND HER EXPRESSION SHOWS HOW VISIBLY DESTROYED SHE

IS. SHE BITES HER LIP AND TAKES A DEEP BREATH, HOLDING BACK ANY SORT OF WEAK EMOTION SHE MAY BE FEELING.

ASTRID

No. You are leaving the arena, I swear on my life Kalen. You WILL get out of here. Now, go, remember what I told you. Stay

safe, stay alive. Keep your eyes open...your ears too. I’ll try and bring you supplies when I can. Watch the skies at night Kalen and don’t worry about me. I’ve been training for this

remember? I’ll be fine.

KALEN Please don’t leave me, Astrid. I don’t want to go home without

you.

SHE QUICKLY AVOIDS HIS SECOND SENTENCE, MUTTERING QUICKLY

ASTRID I have to go Kalen, i’ll see you soon, kay?

KALEN Okay…

ASTRID TURNS TO RUN AWAY, AND KALEN GRABS HER ARM. SHE TURNS BACK AROUND AND HE HUGS HER TIGHTLY.

KALEN

Stay safe, stay alive.

ASTRID NODS AND KISSES HIS HEAD QUICK THEN SHOOTS HIM A QUICK GRIN BEFORE RUNNING AWAY.

PART TWO THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES

WE OPEN TO DISTRICT 10 GIRL SCREAMING. LIANA, GRIFFITH AND ANDREW ARE STANDING OVER HER. THE GIRL IS CRYING, MUMBLING, PLEADING THAT THEY SPARE HER. SHE WHIMPERS ABOUT HER FAMILY. LIANA KICKS HER IN THE SIDE UNTIL SHE CAN’T SPEAK. THE GIRL STARTS COUGHING UP BLOOD.

ANDREW

(snickering; sarcastic) Liana, I don’t think you kicked her hard enough! Her organs are still in her chest.

GRIFFITH SPECTATES, EXPRESSIONLESS.

GRIFFITH

Just finish her off, Liana.

ANDREW (rolling his eyes, murmurs) Buzzkill.

LIANA KICKS HER IN THE SKULL AND SHE GOES LIMP. THEY ALL TURN AND WALK AWAY WITHOUT WAITING FOR A CANON TO SOUND, NOT NOTICING WHEN ONE DOESN’T. THE LAST SHOT WE SEE IS THEM WALKING AWAY IN THE DISTANCE AS A HAND TWITCHES. PAN UPWARD TO RUBY, STEALTHY WATCHING FROM THE TREE. SHE HAS BEEN AN UNKNOWN PRESENCE THE ENTIRE TIME. AS THE CAREERS MOVE ON THE FROM THE DEAD BODY, RUBY CLIMBS DOWN FROM THE TREE, TAKES LEFTOVER FOOD, WATER, ETC. FORM THE BODY, AND FOLLOWS THEM QUIETLY. OPEN TO CAMERON AND LAYTON. THEY ARE WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS, AWAY FROM THE WATER. LAYTON IS LOOKING AROUND, ON HER GUARD. CAMERON IS A BIT AHEAD OF HER, SEEMINGLY LEADING.

CAMERON

(calling back to her) Keep up, Layton. We don’t have all day.

LAYTON At least I’m not tramping through the woods like a child just

learning how to walk.

CAMERON Shut it, would you?! I’m risking my own safety to protect you.

LAYTON

(clearly pissed, eyes tearing) I don’t NEED protecting, Cameron. I am perfectly capable of taking care of myself.

CAMERON

(rolling his eyes and snickering) Yeah. Tell that to the tears in your eyes. (he turns around and continues walking)

LAYTON, FILLED TO THE BRINK WITH ANGER, RAISES HER AXE AND SLASHES CAMERON. HE FALLS TO THE GROUND AND GROANS IN AGONY.

CAMERON

What the hell, Layton?!

LAYTON I’m not a child. I told you I could defend myself. I’m stronger

than I look. Don’t doubt me.

CAMERON’S EYES WIDEN AND HIS FACE FILLS WITH ANGER AS SHE CLUTCHES THE HANDLE OF THE AXE AND PRESSES IT DOWN INTO HIS BACK. THE CANON SOUNDS. THE SCENE FADES AS SHE YANKS THE AXE OUT OF HIS BACK, TAKES HIS BELONGINGS FOR HER OWN, AND CONTINUES ON.

BACK WITH THE CAREERS GRIFFITH AND THROWING HIS SPEAR AT A FAR TREE AS LIANA CHOPS UP BRANCHES WITH HER SWORD. ANDREW LIES ON THE GROUND WHISTLING AND TWIRLING HIS LONG KNIFE. THEY DONT NOTICE AS THE DISTRICT 10 GIRL IS BACK FOR REVENGE. WE HAVE A

FEW CAMERA SHOTS FROM 10’S P.O.V BEFORE SHE LUNGES AT LIANA AND TACKLES HER TO THE GROUND. GRIFFITH AND ANDREW TURN TOWARDS HER

ANDREW

Oh, shit! ANDREW STANDS AND RUNS OVER TO HELP, DISTRICT 10 IS FIGHTING HARD AND THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME KILLING HER. FINALLY GRIFFITH STROLLS OVER AND QUICKLY STABS HER WITH THE SPEAR. ROLLING HIS EYES AT THE OTHER TWO SPITTING OUT BLOOD AND NURSING SCRATCHES.

GRIFFITH Pathetic.

WE ARE BACK WITH MABEL AND SETH

MABEL Seth. Wake up!

SETH Whaa…?

MABEL

You’re snoring. It’s like you want us to be found.

SETH Okay well...you’re bossy.

MABEL Mature.

SETH

(mumbling) You’re mature.

MABEL (looking irritated. Her hand is fidgeting and her leg is bouncing. There is something she wants to say, or do.)

Just quit it, okay?

SETH (rolling over) Fine.

MABEL

We need to do something! We can’t just...sit here all day!

SETH Why not? We have water, shelter and we are hidden. Let’s just

wait it out.

MABEL (getting frustrated) Seth! It’s not about waiting it out, its about winning! It’s about the strategy and the weapons and the

blood on your fingertips! It’s the hunting for food and surviving for yourself. (she digresses) ...It’s being able to go

home and have everyone know that you did something right.

SETH (low whistle) Psycho much? Speaking of home, which one of us is

going home again?

MABEL FALLS SILENT.

SETH See, that shut you up.

MABEL

The thing about the games, Seth… (she moves closer to him) Is that loyalties. always. lose. (she lifts her hand to show one of

her ninja stars between her fingers) You all have to die eventually. That’s the way of the game…

SEHT SITS UP NOW EYES WIDE. MABEL SHOVES HIM BACK DOWN.

SETH Woah! Woah woah, Mabel Mabel...let’s just talk about this...I­I

was kidding!

MABEL But that’s just the thing, Seth… I’m not.

SETH ROLLS AWAY WHEN SHE THROWS ONE OF HER NINJA STARS AT HIM. HE STANDS AND LAUNCHES HIS BODY ON HER, EFFECTIVELY KNOCKING THEM OVER. MABEL IS THROWING PUNCHES AND TRYING TO GET THE UPPER HAND BUT HE IS BLOCKING HERS WHILE THROWING SOME OF HIS OWN. THEN MABEL CATCHES HIS RAISED ARM WITH HER LEG AND FLIPS THEM OVER AND HE HITS HIS HEAD HARD AGAINST THE GROUND. WHILE SETH IS DISORIENTED MABEL QUICKLY SLITS HIS THROAT, WITH A NINJA STAR THAT WAS LAYING ON THE FLOOR NEXT TO THEM. GATHERS HER THINGS AND RUNS AWAY. CAMERA CUTS TO HER FACE, A PAINED EXPRESSION MASKED BY PRIDE. WE CUT BACK TO SETH CHOKING ON HIS OWN BLOOD AND STRUGGLING UNTIL THE CANNON SOUNDS.

WE SEE ASTRID WALKING ALONG A RIVER WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE DISTRICT 12 BOY STUMBLES OUT OF A BUSH; HE WAS TRYING TO SURPRISE ASTRID AND GET A UPPER HAND ON HER. AFTER A BRIEF PAUSE THEY CHARGE AT EACH OTHER. 12 BOY HAS A LONG KNIFE AND ASTRID HAS A FEW THROWING KNIFES. ASTRID FLINGS A FEW AT HIM BUT HE DODGES THEM.

WHEN THEY MEET THE BOY SWINGS HIS KNIFE AT ASTRID WHO DUCKS AND WRAPS HER ARMS AROUND HIS LEGS AND HE FALLS TO THE GROUND WITH HER. ASTRID CRAWLS TOWARDS HIS UPPER BODY TRYING TO PULL OUT A KNIFE FROM HER JACKET AT THE SAME TIME. 12 TACKLES HER BEFORE SHE CAN ACHIEVE THIS AND PUNCHES HER A FEW TIMES BY NOW ASTRIDS HEAD IS ALMOST IN THE WATER, 12 SEIZES THE OPPORTUNITY AND SHOVES HER HEAD IN THE WATER BY HER NECK, ASTRID PLACES HER FOOT ON HIS CHEST AND KICKS HIM OVER INTO THE RIVER. (MULTIPLE SHOTS/TAKES) 12 IS DISORIENTED HE LOOKS UP AND SEES ASTRID COMING AT HIM WITH A ROCK, BEFORE HE CAN DO ANYTHING ASTRID BASHES HIS HEAD IN. ASTRID DROPS THE ROCK AND GASPS FOR BREATH WITH HER HANDS ON HER KNEES. SHE PUSHES SOAKING WET HAIR OUT OF HER FACE AND SLOWLY WALKS AWAY FROM THE CORPSE FLOATING IN THE RIVER AS A CANNON SOUNDS. ASTRID PICKS UP HER FALLEN KNIVES AND THE DISTRICTS 12 BOY’S LONG KNIFE. SHE TAKES INVENTORY OF HER BACKPACK AND FINDS THAT SHE’S OUT OF WATER. ASTRID GLANCES UP AND SEES RUBY TRYING TO STEALTHILY FILL HER OWN CANTEEN WITH WATER.

ASTRID Hey, Ruby right?

RUBY JUMPS,DROPPING HER CANTEEN. SHE LOOKS TERRIFIED AND IS GLANCING AROUND FOR A WAY OUT. SHE NOTICES THE CORPSE IN THE RIVER AND THEN ASTRIDS BLOODY HANDS/FACE. HER EYES WIDEN REALIZING THAT ASTRID COULD KILL HER NEXT. ASTRID KEEPS CASUALLY TALKING TO HER WHILE FILLING HER CANTEEN.

ASTRID

You probably shouldn’t head anymore south, the careers are down there. I would stick to the West side of the arena, just follow

this river for a few miles.

RUBY STILL LOOKS SCARED BUT NOW ALSO CAUTIOUS AND CONFUSED. SHE SLOWLY STOOPS TO GET HER CANTEEN AND FILLS IT. ASTRID THEN STANDS, HAVING FILLED HER OWN CANTEEN AND GATHERS HER THINGS.

RUBY

T­thanks…

ASTRID Don’t mention it, also those berries behind you are poisonous.

Hope I don’t see you around.

ASTRID THEN WALKS OFF, LEAVING RUBY BY THE RIVER. RUBY LOOKS AT THE BERRIES THEN BACK TOWARDS WHERE ASTRID IS WALKING AWAY. SHE QUICKLY GATHERS BERRIES AND RUNS OFF, TOWARDS THE WEST ALONG THE RIVER. WE SEE LAYTON WALKING THROUGH THE WOODS, SHE STOPS WHEN SHE HEARS SOFT CRYING, ITS KALEN. SHE WALKS DOWN A SMALL HILL TO APPROACH HIM.

LAYTON

Hey...are you okay?

KALEN LOOKS UP, FACE STREAKED WITH TEARS, HE LOOKS SCARED FOR A SECOND BUT THEN JUST SHAKES HIS HEAD

KALEN

I wanna go home.

LAYTON We all do buddy, you’re from 2 right?

KALEN GETS UP QUICKLY AND MOVES TOWARDS LAYTON ANXIOUSLY

KALEN

Yeah...have you seen my sister?! She said you might check in with me but i haven’t seen her...do you know if she’s

still...alive?

LAYTON You mean the girl who bashed 12’s head in? (laughs) Yeah she is definitely alive. Not really observant though. I saw the whole thing from up in a tree. If she had looked up she would have

killed me too. She’s ruthless, she took this huge rock and just smashed this poor guy’s hea­

KALEN

(covering his ears with his hands)Please stop talking.

LAYTON ...Aren’t you like trained for this stuff in 2?

KALEN I never liked it.

LAYTON

Well... that’s... unfortunate.

KALEN Yeah, so is being in the Games with my own sister.

LAYTON

(she feels awkward and is now wanting to leave without being rude) Yeah...well how about this, ill walk a close circle around

here, keep you safe?

KALEN You don’t have too…

LAYTON

I want too.

SHE STANDS AND STARTS TO WALK AWAY BEFORE KALEN SPEAKS AGAIN.

KALEN If you see my sister...can you tell her to come see me? Please?

LAYTON

Hate to break it to you bud but...if i see your sister, I won’t have the chance to tell her before she guts me.

KALEN LOOKS ALMOST HEARTBROKEN, LAYTON LOOKS LIKE SHE WANTS TO SAY SOMETHING BUT INSTEAD WALKS OFF GLANCING BACK AT KALEN.

WE SEE FEET RUNNING AND HEAVY BREATHING. WE SEE MABEL SPRINTING THROUGH THE FOREST, SETH’S DRIED BLOOD STILL ON HER HANDS. SHE STOPS AT A STREAM TO WASH IT OFF, BUT DECIDES AGAINST IT. IT REMAINS A MOTIVATOR, A REMINDER OF THE SACRIFICES SHE IS WILLING TO MAKE TO WIN. SHE STANDS BACK UP, TURNS AROUND, AND FINDS HERSELF FACE TO FACE WITH THE DISTRICT 5 GIRL. MABEL REACTS IMMEDIATELY, WHIPPING OUT SETH’S KNIFE. THE GIRL CHARGES AT HER WITH A SWORD OF HER OWN. MABEL MAKES A BLOCK ATTEMPT, BUT THE GIRL GASHES HER SHOULDER. THEY CONTINUE TO SWING AT EACH OTHER, MABEL’S EYES FILLED WITH BLOODLUST. SHE GETS A FEW HITS IN ON THE GIRL. IN OUTRAGE, MABEL LEAPS ON HER. MABEL IS HIT IN THE LOWER CHEST/UPPER STOMACH AREA, BUT HER ADRENALINE RUSH CAUSES HER TO NOT NOTICE. SHE IS PINNING THE DISTRICT 5 GIRL DOWN WITH A HAND TO THE THROAT

DISTRICT 5 GIRL (taunting, struggling to breathe) You’re a coward.

MABEL CLUTCHES THE GIRL’S NECK TIGHTER, DIGGING HER NAILS INTO THE GIRL’S NECK. SMALL TRAILS OF BLOOD BEGIN TO TRICKLE. MABEL’S OWN BLOOD IS FALLING ON THE GIRL’S BODY, BUT MABEL DOES NOT COMPREHEND THAT IT IS HERS. FINALLY, HER FIST CLOSES COMPLETELY AND THE GIRL IS DEAD. WITHOUT RELAXING HER FINGERS, MABEL RIPS HER HAND FROM THE GIRL’S THROAT, BOTH HANDS SOAKED IN A MIXTURE OF BLOOD. SHE LOOKS UP TOWARDS THE SKY AND RUNS HER FINGERS DOWN HER CHEEKS AND NECK AS THE CANNON SOUNDS. SHE STANDS UP AND TAKES OFF AGAIN. WE CUT TO THE CAREERS SITTING PEACEFULLY IN A SMALL CLEARING. THEY LOOK UP AT THE SOUND OF A DISTANT SCREAM THEN CANNON.

ANDREW Why do the lower districts get to have all the fun?

LIANA

I could show you a fun time.

GRIFFITH Will you two shut up? I’m trying to focus.

ANDREW

On what? Glaring at the ground?

GRIFFITH On how I'm going to use you as target practice if you don't zip

it.

ANDREW STICKS HIS MIDDLE FINGER AT HIM THEN ROLLS HIS EYES AT LIANA. WE ARE BACK WITH MABEL RUNNING THROUGH THE WOODS. SHE IS STARTING TO LOSE ENERGY. LOSING HER RUSH OF ADRENALINE, SHE CLUTCHES HER STOMACH AND FALLS TO THE GROUND. A DEEP GROWL RESONATES FROM HER THROAT, AN AGONIZED GROAN. SHE IS PANTING HEAVILY AND SHE HOLDS HER HANDS UP TO THE SUNLIGHT, THE RAYS BOUNCING THROUGH THE OPAQUE BLOOD. IT DRIPS ONTO HER FACE AND

MIXES WITH ANOTHER LIQUID: TEARS. DESPERATELY, SHE IS GRABBING LEAVES AND DIRT, ANYTHING THAT SHE COULD USE TO STOP THE BLEEDING, BUT IT ONLY MAKES THE SCENE MORE MESSY. SUDDENLY, RUBY APPEARS, AND SHE STANDS OVER MABEL’S INCAPACITATED BODY. THE YOUNG GIRL DOESN’T SPEAK, BUT RATHER MEETS MABEL’S EYES.

MABEL (looks away and up to the sky, talking to both Ruby) An hour ago I would have cut your throat. My sister was a tribute you know? She didn’t make it. After that, I became obsessed with these

games, as if my winning would avenge her, as if seeing 23 other people slaughtered would somehow make my sister’s death hurt

less. (she scoffs, angered at her own stupidity) And now here I am, lying on the goddamn forest floor with the blood of my own district partner beneath my fingernails. (her eyes roll back in agony) I’m terrified of dying alone. I should have thought of that before I went and killed everyone that could have cared.

RUBY BEGINS TENDING TO HER WOUNDS, BANDAGING THE BLOODY MESS AS BEST SHE COULD, PROPPING MABEL UP AGAINST A TREE.

MABEL

Maybe… we could finish this together? Take out those damn careers and go from there? That way neither of us will have to

die alone.

RUBY NODS AND GIVES MABEL A HALF SMILE. SHE TAKES MABEL’S HAND, PLACES A HANDFUL OF BERRIES IN THEM, CLOSING HER FIST SOFTLY. SHE TAKES MABEL’S CANTEEN, AS WELL AS HER OWN, MOTIONING THAT SHE INTENDS TO GO FILL THEM. MABEL SMILES AND NODS, WATCHING RUBY LEAVE. ONCE OUT OF SIGHT, MABEL BEGINS TO EAT THE BERRIES. IT IS NOT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE THAT MABEL REALIZES THEY ARE POISONOUS. SHE IS CHOKING AND GAGGING, GRASPING HER OWN THROAT, TRYING TO CALL OUT TO RUBY AS SHE FALLS OVER. SHES WEEPING.

MABEL Oh my god, oh my god (coughing and gagging) I can’t be alone I can’t be alone­ RUBY! I’m sorry I’m sorry (sobbing toward the

sky, talking to the cameras that she knows are watching her) I’m so­ (her voice trails off as the poison captures her whole body. Her eyes glaze over and her chest falls one last time. Her body

goes limp).

CAMERA PANS INTO THE SKY AS THE CANNON SOUNDS, AND THEN ZOOMS INTO A LOW BRANCH ON A TREE WHERE RUBY IS WATCHING SILENTLY, A SMALL SMIRK TWITCHES IN THE CORNER OF HER LIPS. SHE HOPS DOWN, TAKES MABEL’S BELONGINGS, AND ABANDONS HER CORPSE THERE.

END PART 2

THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES PART 3

WE OPEN WITH THE CAREERS, ANDREW IS PACING BACK AND FORTH, CLEARLY AGITATED.

ANDREW Alright, i’m sick of just sitting around here! You know how many cannons went off while we were just sitting around the campfire singing songs and being buddies? (he throws his hands in the

air) WAY too many!

GRIFFITH (mumbling. He is tearing into the meat from an animal he

hunted)Sit down and be quiet would you? All your noise will scare our prey.

ANDREW

No! I won’t! I was kidding before but you aren’t the boss around here! All you are is a moody son of a bitch that thinks

everything and anything is below him.

GRIFFITH Yeah? Well what are you going to do about it? You treat

everything like a fucking game and take nothing seriously! News flash clown, you won't be leaving here alive.

ANDREW STOPS PACING AND STARES DOWN GRIFFITH. ALL TRACES OF HIS JOKING EXTERIOR ARE GONE. HIS EYES NARROW.

ANDREW Oh you think so huh? Maybe, you are going to die Griffith ever

think of that?!

GRIFFITH (without hesitation) Not. even. once.

ANDREW That is the PROBLEM! You are so arrogant and­

LIANA MOVES IN BETWEEN THEM NOW.

LIANA Okay would both of you cool the testosterone, take a chill pill.

I’m sure the Capitol has something like it.

ANDREW You know what? I’m out of here. I’m going to go win MY way.

GRIFFITH STANDS UP NOW, POINTING A KNIFE TOWARDS ANDREW’S THROAT. HIS FACE IS DEAD SERIOUS, HIS EYES PIERCING.

GRIFFITH You better PRAY I don’t see you again.

ANDREW SPITS AT HIM THEN STALKS OUT AND MARCHES INTO THE WOODS. GRIFFITH STARTS TOWARDS HIM HAND CLENCHING THE KNIFE BUT LIANA PUSHES HIM BACK

LIANA

Just forget him, he’ll get what’s coming to him.

SITTING IN A TREE, ASTRID IS SIPPING ON SOME WATER WHEN WE HEAR LIGHT TINGLY MUSIC SHE LOOKS UP AND FLOATING DOWN IS A SPONSOR PARACHUTE COMING TOWARDS HER. EAGERLY SHE STANDS AND CLIMBS A FEW MORE BRANCHES TO REACH WHERE IT LANDED. SHE TEARS IT OPEN AND INSIDE THERE IS SOME FOOD AND NOTE THAT SAYS. “Remember our deal, Astrid. We want YOU. ­ District 2” SHE ROLLS HER EYES AND GATHERS THE FOOD OUT THROWING THE NOTE TO THE GROUND BELOW. SHE PACKS HER BAG UP AND QUICKLY CLIMBS DOWN THE TREE AND RUNS OFF WE ARE WITH KALEN NOW, HE IS SITTING, SHIVERING IN THE SMALL ENCLOSURE WE SAW HIM LAST, HAVING NOT MOVED. HE OPENS HIS CANTEEN AND TIPS IT OVER, IT’S EMPTY. IN THE BAG WE SEE THERE IS LITTLE FOOD LEFT. HE LOOKS DEFEATED. WE HEAR SOMEONE RUNNING IN TOWARDS HIM, KALEN GOES WIDE EYED AND GRIPS THE SMALL KNIFE ASTRID HAD GIVEN HIM, GLANCING AROUND HE SLOWLY STANDS. IT GOES SILENT. WE HAVE A CLOSE UP OF KALEN WHO LOOKS AHEAD FOR A FEW MOMENTS BEFORE SLOWLY TURNING AROUND, AS SOON AS HE DOES THIS WE SEE SOMEONE ELSE IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM.

ASTRID

Hey there, kiddo.

KALEN JUMPS, SCREAMS AND FALLS TO THE GROUND. STANDING ABOVE HIM ASTRID LAUGHS AND REACHES DOWN PULLING HIM TO HIS FEET.

KALEN

It’s not funny! I thought you were a career!

ASTRID Kalen, if your reaction to a career is to scream and fall over then we have more worrying issues to talk about. I brought you

some supplies.

KALEN (slightly happier) Like what?

ASTRID Some food I got from the District, and some more water. I guessed you would be to scared to go get some of your own.

KALEN You didn’t have to kill anyone for it did you?

ASTRID

(hesitating) No.

KALEN What about that 12 boy?

ASTRID

Okay, so maybe I killed him and took his canteen! So what! The point is you now have food and water.

KALEN

I’m cold...can we make a fire?

ASTRID (snapping) NO!

KALEN FLINCHES.

ASTRID Sorry… I just… (she shakes her head) No, you can’t. The careers will be looking for smoke in the sky to pinpoint where you are. Just… here (she pulls a jacket out of her bag). Take this. It was district 12’s. It’s still a little wet but it’s mostly dry

now.

KALEN LOOKS LIKE HE WANTS TO SAY NO, BUT AS A SHIVER GOES THROUGH HIM HE TAKES THE JACKET AND WRAPS IT AROUND HIMSELF TIGHTLY. HE USES THE JACKET SLEEVE TO WIPE HIS CHEEKS, UNKNOWINGLY SMEARING SOME BLOOD ON HIS FACE. WITHOUT SAYING ANYTHING, ASTRID RELEASES A SIGH AND STANDS.

ASTRID

I better go. Make that stuff last okay?

KALEN (standing) Please don’t leave! Maybe… we can just stay here

together!

ASTRID We can’t K… I’m sorry, you know I want to, but… we are almost to

the end, hang in there, it’s almost over.

AFTER A QUICK HUG, ASTRID DEPARTS LEAVING KALEN ALONE IN HIS SHELTER. AS ASTRID WALKS ON WE MOVE SLIGHTLY OVER AND FROM BEHIND A TREE LAYTON EMERGES. SHE LOOKS CONFUSED AND WORRIED. SHE SLOWLY MOVES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION FROM ASTRID.

WE SWITCH TO GRIFFITH AND LIANA, LIANA TRYING TO COME UP WITH A NEW STRATEGY BECAUSE OF THE LOSS OF ANDREW, GRIFFITH CONTINUING TO HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF NO CARE.

LIANA

Who does he think he is, getting up and leaving as if he can survive on his own (scoffs) He NEEDS us. (whips around quickly) We’re a man down, Griffith, this wasn’t part of the plan, we

need to think of something.

GRIFFITH (rolls his eyes) Calm down, Liana. He’s going to get himself

killed anyway. He’s a moron. We are better off without him. Now go boil some water or

LIANA

(growing frustrated) Don’t TELL me what to do, Griffith, okay? You can boss around everyone else, but not me. We are EQUAL out

here. (she forcefully points her finger into the ground, emphasizing the word ‘here’)

GRIFFITH’S EYES FLASH AND HE LOOKS, FOR A MOMENT, LIKE HE WOULD QUITE ENJOY RIPPING HER THROAT OUT RIGHT THERE. BUT HE STOPS HIMSELF AND STARTS USING A ROCK TO SHARPEN HIS SPEAR. HE HAD A SMALL ADMIRATION FOR HER DETERMINATION AND HER DRIVE, BUT HE WOULD NEVER ADMIT THAT. HE LOOKS UP.

GRIFFITH

Don’t worry about it okay? I have a plan.

WE CUT TO ANDREW; HE IS HACKING AT BRANCHES WITH HIS KNIFE ANGRILY.

ANDREW I’ll fucking show them… bossy wanna be Snow…

HE CONTINUES HIS MUMBLING FOR A BIT BEFORE RUBY SLINKS INTO VIEW IN FRONT OF HIM. SHE NOTICES HIM AND QUICKLY TRIES TO SCALE A TREE BEFORE HE NOTICES BUT ONE BRANCH SHE TRUSTS HER WEIGHT ON SNAPS AND SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND, ALERTING ANDREW OF HER PRESENCE .

ANDREW, EXCITED NOW THAT HE HAS NEW PREY TO TAKE HIS ANGER OUT ON RUNS TO HER. RUBY TRIES TO RUN AWAY BUT ANDREW QUICKLY CATCHES UP TO HER. HE WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HER AND SLAMS HER TO THE GROUND AS SHE SCREAMS. HE QUICKLY IS ON TOP OF HER PUNCHING HER HARSHLY. SHE MANAGES TO DODGE ONE PUNCH AND USES HIS SURPRISE TO PUSH HIM OFF OF HER AND SHE ROLLS OVER AND GRABS THE KNIFE HE HAD DROPPED CARELESSLY. SHE TRIES TO STAB HIM BUT HE GRABS ON TO HER WRIST BEFORE THE KNIFE CAN TOUCH HIM AND PUSHES UP, MAKING THE HANDLE OF THE KNIFE SMASH INTO HER FACE. HE THEN WRENCHES THE KNIFE FROM HER AND SWINGS IT AT HER, SHE DODGES IT BUT JUST BARELY. IT CATCHES ON HER ARM AND LEAVES A BIG GASH. SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND AND TRIES TO CRAWL TOWARDS A BIG STICK BEFORE SHE SUDDENLY GOES STIFF. WE PAN UP AND SEE THAT ANDREW HAS STABBED HER IN THE BACK. RUBY GOES SLACK AND A CANON SOUNDS.

ANDREW That… is the most fun i have had since the bloodbath.

ANDREW WRENCHES HIS KNIFE FREE AND TURNS AWAY FROM RUBY’S BODY. WITHIN THE BLINK OF AN EYE, WE SEE A BODY SPRINT FROM THE WOODS AND TACKLE ANDREW TO THE GROUND. THE MYSTERY PERSON BEGINS BRUTALLY PUNCHING HIM UNTIL HE STARTS TO YELL

ANDREW Wait, wait, please don’t kill me! I can help you, I’m on your

side

THE CAMERA SWITCHES TO ASTRID’S FACE, SHOWING ANDREW’S POINT OF VIEW FROM BENEATH HER. HER EXPRESSION IS FILLED WITH DETERMINATION AND BLOODLUST.

ASTRID Why should I believe that?! You’re a career, no better than

those other two big shots. You­

ANDREW

(cutting her off) No, no, I left them. I hate them just as mucha as you do. Those bossy assholes thinking they run these games…

ASTRID

Then prove it. You’re either with me or against me, Four. I pray its not the latter. You’re telling the truth? Then go kill that Griffith kid. But if I don’t see his face in the sky tonight,

I’m coming for you with more than a punch in the face.

ANDREW’S EYES WIDEN, BUT AFTER TAKING A MOMENT TO CONSIDER, A DEVILISH SMILE CROSSES HIS LIPS.

ANDREW You got yourself a deal, Two. I want nothing more than to see the look on his face when my knife goes through his throat.

ASTRID Enjoy it enough for the both of us. (she gets off of him and gives him one hand, helping him to his feet) Now get out of

here.

ANDREW NODS AND TAKES OFF QUICKLY. ASTRID WATCHES HIM GO AND HEAVES A DEEP SIGH. SHE WALKS OFF AND SOON SHE ARRIVES OUTSIDE OF KALEN’S SHELTER. SHE WATCHES HIM FOR A MOMENT AND WE SEE A FLASHBACK. ITS OF HER AND KALEN BACK IN DISTRICT 2 BEFORE THE REAPING.

KALEN You’re gonna volunteer aren’t you?

ASTRID

Why do you sound so morbid, you’d think you would be excited for me.

KALEN You could die.

ASTRID

So? If I don’t our lives will be perfect after. No more starving, we will have a better home, and people wouldn’t dare

mess with you anymore in fear of me.

KALEN I don’t care! I don’t want you to die.

ASTRID

Then I won’t. Trust me Kalen. I’ll be coming home.

END FLASHBACK ASTRID MOVES AWAY FROM WATCHING KALEN AGAIN, WE SEE SHOTS OF HER STALKING THROUGH THE FOREST, (WE CAN TELL SOME TIME HAS PASSED) ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THREATS WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN WE HEAR KALEN SCREAM.

KALEN ASTRID! ASTRID HELP!

ASTRID STARTS RUNNING FRANTICALLY THROUGH THE WOODS.

ASTRID KALEN!

SHE ARRIVES AT HIS SHELTER AND SEES THAT HE ISNT ANYWHERE TO BE SEEN.

ASTRID KALEN!

KALEN’S SCREAMS CONTINUE AS SHE RUNS AROUND LOOKING FRANTICALLY AROUND, FINALLY OVERCOME BY FEAR, ANXIETY AND HOPELESSNESS SHE DROPS TO HER KNEES AND SCREAMS, COVERING HER EARS WITH HER HANDS.

WE SEE LAYTON CHARGING THROUGH THE FOREST, UPON SEEING ASTRID SHE RUNS UP TO HER YELLING SOMETHING.

LAYTON

Astrid it isn’t real! Listen to me!

LAYTON LAYS A HAND ON ASTRID'S SHOULDER AND ASTRID GRABS IT AND TRIES TO ATTACK LAYTON BUT LAYTON HOLDS HER BACK.

LAYTON ASTRID STOP! Kalen is fine, okay these screams are jabberjays!

He is fine!

ASTRID SEEMS TO SAG AGAINST LAYTON, WHO HOLDS HER UP. SUDDENLY KALENS SCREAMS STOP.

LAYTON

It’s just some sick play by the capitol, he’s fine.

ASTRID Wait… how do you know him.

LAYTON Whoa, i don’t mean any harm… the kid is sweet. I’ve been keeping

an extra eye on him. Don’t worry.

ASTRID We’ll see about that… wait Kalen.. I have to find him he was

gone!

LAYTON Wait what?!

ASTRID AND LAYTON TAKE OFF IN THE DIRECTION OF KALENS SHELTER

ASTRID

(while running) When I heard his screams i went right to his campsite! He wasn’t there!

ASTRID IS GETTING FRANTIC AGAIN AS THEY REACH THE CAMPSITE AND HE WAS STILL MISSING.

ASTRID Oh god…

LAYTON

Maybe… maybe he just…

THEN KALEN WALKS IN BEHIND LAYTON.

ASTRID Kalen!

SHE RUNS TO HIM, PUSHING LAYTON OUT OF THE WAY IN THE PROCESS.

ASTRID

Where were you?! I was worried sick! Damn you! SHE HUGS HIM TIGHTLY.

KALEN

I… was just getting some water…

ASTRID (pulling back to look at him) But I just gave you some…

KALEN

I was really thirsty.

ASTRID (laughing/sobbing) Just don’t do that again!

KALEN

I won’t, i’m sorry…

WE END THE SCENE WITH LAYTON LOOKING ON THEN SILENTLY WALKING AWAY FROM THE SIBLINGS.

SHE WALKS OFF INTO THE WOODS, WONDERING WHERE SHE SHOULD GO FROM HERE. NOW THAT SHE DIDN’T HAVE TO PROTECT KALEN, SHE WAS LOST AS TO WHAT HER GAME PLAN WAS. SHE BEGINS TO HEAD TOWARDS WATER. WHEN SHE ARRIVES AT THE WATER, SHE SEES ANDREW RUN UP TO THE WATERSIDE AS WELL. SHE IS STILL SOMEWHAT HIDDEN IN THE TREES AND SHE WATCHES HIM AS HE FILLS TWO CANTEENS.

LAYTON (whispering to herself) Who did he kill…?

ANDREW SLINGS THE CANTEENS OVER HIS SHOULDER AND STARTS TO WASH OFF HIS BLOODY KNIFE IN THE WATER. SHE HEARS HIM TALKING TO HIMSELF.

ANDREW

Stupid Astrid… How am I even supposed to find Griffith never mind KILL him… (he continues scrubbing the knife)

LAYTON CONSIDERS ABANDONING THE WATERSIDE AND LETTING HIM LIVE JUST A FEW MORE MOMENTS. GRIFFITH WAS GOING TO KILL HIM ANYWAY. BUT SHE DECIDES AGAINST IT. ANDREW DEAD BRINGS HER ONE STEP CLOSER TO VICTORY HERSELF.

LAYTON What the hell…

SHE TRIES TO STEALTHY SNEAK UP ON HIM BUT ALMOST LIKE A SIXTH SENSE HE TURNS AND SEES HER. THEY BOTH HESITATE, ALMOST UNWILLING TO FIGHT BEFORE ANDREW RUSHES AT HER. LAYTON BACKS UP HURRIEDLY TRYING TO GET HER AXE OUT BUT ANDREW REACHES HER TO SOON AND KNOCKS HER TO THE GROUND AND BEGINS REPEATEDLY KICKING HER IN THE RIBS.

DURING ONE KICK LAYTON SEIZES HIS ANKLE AND YANKS HIM RIGHT ON HIS BACK. SHE THEN STANDS, COUGHING UP BLOOD AND REACHES FOR HER FALLEN AXE, SHE PICKS IT UP AND GOES TO TURN AROUND, BUT ANDREW IS BEHIND HER, NOW HAVING HER IN A CHOKE HOLD. SHE TRIES TO LIFT HER AXE BUT ANDREW GRABS HER WRIST AND TWISTS IT UNTIL YOU HEAR A CRACK. LAYTON SCREAMS IN PAIN. IN A RAGE SHE FLIPS ANDREW OVER HER AND GRABS HER AXE AGAIN WITH HER GOOD HAND AND BRINGS IT DOWN HARD IN HIS CHEST. ANDREW’S EYES GO WIDE AND THEN HE FALLS LIMP. A CANNON SOUNDS AS LAYTON FALLS TO HER KNEES CRYING AND CRADLING HER BROKEN WRIST, SHE IS STILL COUGHING UP BLOOD. SHE FALLS TO THE GROUND FULLY BESIDE ANDREW.

END PART THREE

THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES PART FOUR

THE SCENE FADES IN TO SHOW THE GROUND. THE SHOT SWITCHES TO LAYTON, WAKING UP ON THE GROUND. AS SHE BEGINS TO REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENED, SHE SEES ANDREW’S BODY AND TRIES TO STAND UP IN A PANIC. TRYING TO SUPPORT HERSELF, SHE SCREAMS IN AGONY AS SHE IS REMINDED OF HER BROKEN WRIST. TRYING TO STAND UP, SHE CLUTCHES HER RIBS AND FALLS TO HER KNEES, HUNCHING OVER IN PAIN. SHE IS BITING BACK TEARS. STANDING UP AS MUCH AS SHE PHYSICALLY CAN, SHE ATTEMPTS TO QUICKLY HOBBLE IN THE DIRECTION OF KALEN’S HIDEOUT. WE CUT TO KALEN SITTING IN HIS SHELTER WHEN LAYTON STUMBLES UP.

LAYTON H­help me.

KALEN STANDS LOOKING UNSURE WHEN WE CUT TO ASTRID, SHE IS STANDING AND LOOKING UP AT THE SKY, WE HEAR A HOVERCRAFT PASS

OVER HEAD. SHE NARROWS HER EYES, WONDERING IF IT WAS ANDREW OR IF HE REALLY DID ACCOMPLISH KILLING GRIFFITH. BACK WITH LAYTON AND KALEN, KALEN IS BANDAGING HER WRIST UP, AND SHE IS DRINKING SLOWLY OUT OF A CANTEEN. SUDDENLY WE HEAR GRIFFITH AND LIANA TALKING AS THEY ARE WALKING BRISKLY THROUGH THE WOODS. LAYTON AND KALEN BOTH STOP WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND HIDE BEHIND A TREE, WE CUT TO THE CAREERS. GRIFFITH HAS A LOOK OF BLOOD LUST IN HIS EYES, AND LIANA FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND WITH A SIMILAR LOOK OF DETERMINATION. GRIFFITH STOPS SUDDENLY AND WHIPS AROUND TO FACE HER.

GRIFFITH Here’s the plan, plain and simple. You go get that Astrid bitch

and I’ll take care of the kid.

LIANA’S EXPRESSION FALTERS AND HER EYES WIDEN AT THE IDEA OF FACING ASTRID ON HER OWN, BUT THE LOOK TURNS BACK TO ONE OF ANGER AND DETERMINATION. SHE NODS HER HEAD.

GRIFFITH But make sure you don’t kill her before she can hear him scream.

A DEVILISH SMILE CROSSES HER LIPS AND SHE NODS ONCE AGAIN BEFORE TAKING OFF. BACK WITH LAYTON AND KALEN, LAYTON TURNS TO KALEN AND WHISPERS:

LAYTON Run.

KALEN LOOKS CONFUSED BUT THEN LAYTON STAGGERS UP OUT OF THEIR HIDING PLACE AND FLINGS HER AXE AT GRIFFITH WITH HER GOOD ARM. IT MISSES BUT IT DOES CAPTURE HIS ATTENTION, TURNING HE LAUGHS.

GRIFFITH

Oh this ought to be good.

KALEN’S EYES WIDEN AS HE REALIZES WHAT SHE JUST DID, AND TURNS AND RUNS THE OTHER WAY. THEN WE HEAR LAYTON SCREAM AND SHORTLY AFTER A CANON SOUNDS. KALEN IS CLEARLY PANICKED AND FRIGHTENED. HE BEGINS RUNNING BACK TOWARDS LAYTON, THINKING MAYBE GRIFFITH HAD LEFT HER NOW, AS HE ARRIVES HE SEES THAT UNFORTUNATELY GRIFFITH IS STILL THERE, LIGHTLY MOVING LAYTONS HEAD WITH HIS FOOT. WITHOUT LOOKING UP HE SMILES.

GRIFFITH Hey there, District 2.

CUTTING BACK TO ASTRID SHE IS SITTING AGAINST A TREE PLAYING WITH A KNIFE. SHE HEARS A TWIG SNAP AND WHIPS AROUND, TOSSING THE KNIFE UP AND CATCHING IT BY THE HANDLE, HOLDING IT READY. BUT SEES NO ONE, SO SHE TURNS BACK AROUND. AS WE LOOK AT HER FACE WE REALIZE SHE HASN’T LET HER GUARD DOWN. WE START TO SEE LIANA STEALTHILY APPROACHING, AS SHE DRAWS CLOSER AND CLOSER TO ASTRID WE GET NERVOUS, WILL ASTRID DEFEND HERSELF? WE CUT TO LIANA’S FACE, DETERMINED AND READY. SHE STEADIES HER SWORD AS SHE COMES AROUND THE EDGE OF THE TREE AND SWINGS IT, BUT INSTEAD OF ASTRID BEING THERE, THE SPOT IS EMPTY. WE GET A GLIMPSE OF HER CONFUSED FACE BEFORE ASTRID WHIPS AROUND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TREE AND ELBOWS LIANA’S HEAD AND LIANA FALLS TO THE GROUND, WE HAVE A SHOT OF ASTRID’S FACE BEFORE THE SCENE CUTS OUT. WE GO BACK TO GRIFFITH AND KALEN; NO TIME HAS SEEMINGLY PASSED.

GRIFFITH Oh come on little buddy, you really think I didn’t know she was creating a diversion for you? And here you are running back to

your death.

KALEN PALES AND GRIFFITH LAUGHS.

GRIFFITH (Super snarky)

Oh, that’s right, you thought you were getting out of here alive, right? Big sis was just gonna slaughter everyone while you sat back and relaxed, enjoying the sounds of people dying? Well, plot twist kiddo, now why don’t you come over here and

make this easier for yourself?

KALEN TURNS AND RUNS AWAY AND WE SEE GRIFFITH ROLL HIS EYES.

GRIFFITH

Or do that… fine, hard way it is.

GRIFFITH TAKES OFF AFTER HIM. BACK WITH LIANA AND ASTRID THE GIRLS ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A VICIOUS FIGHT, BOTH ARE SPORTING NEW INJURIES SINCE WE LAST SAW THEM, MOSTLY TO THE FACE. LIANA IS ON TOP OF ASTRID TRYING TO CHOKE HER, BEFORE ASTRID GETS HER ARM FREE FROM UNDER LIANAS FOOT AND PUNCHES HER HARD. LIANA FALLS TO THE GROUND CLUTCHING HER FACE, QUICKLY ASTRID STANDS AND KICKS HER HEAD.

ASTRID Oh, how I pity you, caught up in your own little world where these games are...well, games. (kicks her again, Liana is

moaning obviously past the point of replying) I used to be just. (kick) like. (kick) you. (kick) Now? I’m stronger than you will ever be, smarter, now i’m not clouded by the assumption that the pack of careers will be a safe go ahead for me. Do you really think Griffith thought you could beat me? (she scoffs) Please, he used you, sent you away for your own slaughter. And you?

Well, you were just too stupid to realize it. (she kneels down next to Liana, pulling out a knife) I’m doing you a favor, if

you had actually killed me, Griffith would have done the honors himself.

LIANA LOOKS UP AT ASTRID IN RAGE BUT IS TOO HURT TO DO ANYTHING. BLOOD IS TRICKLING OUT OF HER MOUTH BUT SHE MANAGES TO SPEAK.

LIANA

Ever wonder why he sent me to kill you? He… (she starts coughing but quickly recovers)... he is using me as a distraction 2, i’m

distracting you from your biggest goal in these games...protecting your sweet little brother, Kalen.

ASTRID LOOKS CONFUSED AT FIRST BUT THEN ALMOST ON CUE WE HEAR KALEN SCREAM. ASTRID’S EYES WIDEN IN REALIZATION. LIANA STARTS TO LAUGH BUT IS QUICKLY SILENCED WHEN IN A FIT OF RAGE ASTRID SWINGS HER KNIFE DOWN AND SLITS HER THROAT

ASTRID (leans in close to Liana, who is choking on her own blood) Rot

in hell, bitch. ASTRID THEN RUNS OFF LEAVING LIANA TO DIE AS A CANON SOUNDS. WE SEE ASTRID RUNNING AS SHE IS LOOKING FOR KALEN, FINALLY SHE SPOTS HIM, LYING ON THE GROUND.

ASTRID

Oh my god, KALEN! SHE RUNS TO HIM AND DROPS HERSELF TO THE GROUND NEXT TO HIM. WE SEE THAT HE IS BLEEDING HEAVILY FROM HIS STOMACH, WHERE HE WAS STABBED. ASTRID FRANTICALLY PLACES HER HANDS ON THE WOUND.

ASTRID Okay okay okay, it’s not that bad, it’s not that bad, we can fix

this.

KALEN DAZILY LOOKS UP AT HER, TEARS FALLING FROM HIS EYES

KALEN I tried to run, Astrid… I tried to to good, to stay alive… I

tried…

ASTIRD You tried your best, but you’ll be okay, we’ll fix you up and I

can get the bastard who did this I ca­

SHE CUTS OFF WHEN KALEN PLACES A BLOODY HAND OVER HERS. THEIR EYES MEET AND ASTRIDS RESOLVE SEEMS TO CRUMBLE AS SHE TOO BEGINS TO CRY

KALEN You have to win… you have to go home.

ASTRID No, this wasn’t the plan… You were supposed to win… you can’t

die.

KALEN (voice shaky and weak; his eyes are filled with regret and he wraps his fingers around hers with the little strength he has left; he just shakes his head)You’re the one meant to go home,

Astrid. You’re the one who can make a change. You’re the one who will remember me. (he closes his eyes in pain as bloody tears go down his cheeks; he opens them again, and they seem to sparkle

with the peaceful end near) I lov­ KALEN STOPS, HIS BREATHING STOPS AND HIS EYES ARE NOW FIXED ON NOTHING.

ASTRID No, no no no no no no, Kalen!, No you can’t, you can’t die. Please don’t leave me, please, fight back dammit! Don’t give

up...don’t

SHE BREAKS OFF SOBBING THROWING HERSELF OVER HIS BODY, A CANON SOUNDS AND WE PAN UP AND OVER, INTO THE WOODS AND UP A TREE WHERE WE SEE GRIFFITH, AN EVIL SMIRK ON HIS FACE. ASTRID RAISES HER HEAD AND KISSES KALEN’S FOREHEAD.

ASTRID (whispering) I’m sorry.

SHE SITS UP FULLY, AND WE SEE THAT SHE IS NO LONGER CRYING, INSTEAD HER FACE IS FILLED WITH AN ALMOST CALM RAGE, SHE GRIPS A KNIFE TIGHTLY AS SHE STANDS

ASTRID (shouting into the woods) GRIFFITH! I know you are there you

piece of shit. Why don’t you get out here and face me or are you too much of a coward? Does it make you feel tough, murdering 12 year old kids?! Huh?! Of course it does, you and your big ego

take up half the fucking space in this arena!

SHE IS WALKING AROUND NOW SCANNING THE TREES. SHE STOPS FOR A SECOND LISTENING CLOSELY BEFORE RESUMING HER WALK DEEPER INTO THE WOODS.

ASTRID C’mon, 1. Stop hiding. It’s just me and you left, and i’m ready

to go home.

AT THIS MOMENT SHE PASSES UNDER THE TREE THAT GRIFFITH WAS SITTING ON AND HE SEIZES THE OPPORTUNITY AND JUMPS DOWN LANDING, NOT FULLY ON TOP OF HER BUT CLOSE ENOUGH TO BRING BOTH OF THEM TO THE GROUND. ASTRID ROLLS OVER AND LUNGES FOR GRIFFITHS THROAT, THEY ROLL AROUND, GRIFFITH GETTING ON TOP OF HER AND TRYING TO CHOKE HER BUT FINDING IT TOO HARD TO KEEP A GRIP ON HER SO HE TRIES PUNCHING HER INSTEAD, BUT SHE MOVES HER HEAD OUT

OF THE WAY AND FLIPS THEM OVER, THEY CONTINUE THIS, BOTH THROWING PUNCHES AT EACH OTHER SAVAGELY. GRIFFITH KICKS ASTRID OFF OF HIM AND STANDS, ASTRID RECOVERS QUICKLY THEN STANDS ALSO THEY MEET ONCE AGAIN WITH FLYING FISTS, GRIFFITH SEIZES ASTRID AROUND THE WAIST AND SLAMS HER INTO THE GROUND, HE KICKS HER ONCE AND TRIES TO AGAIN BUT ASTRID ROLLS OUT OF THE WAY AND GETS TO HER FEET. GRIFFITH THROWS A PUNCH BUT IT IS CAUGHT BY ASTRID WHO TWISTS HIS ARM UNTIL WE HEAR A SNAP. SHE THEN SEIZES HIM BY THE SHOULDERS AND SLAMS HER KNEE INTO HIS STOMACH TWICE BEFORE PUNCHING HIS FACE. HIS HEAD FLIES BACK WITH BLOOD POURING FROM HIS NOSE, SHE THEN TAKES HIS HEAD AND SLAMS IT INTO HER KNEE. HE STAGGERS BACKWARDS. ASTRID RUSHES FORWARD AND GRABS HIS ARM PULLING IT TOWARDS HER AND USING HER LEG TO SWIPE HIS LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM AND LETTING HIM FALL HARSHLY TO THE GROUND BEFORE POUNCING ON TOP OF HIM, FIERCELY PUNCHING HIM, ONE HAND HOLDING HIS SHIRT COLLAR.

ASTRID (in between punches) YOU. KILLED. HIM. HE WAS TEN TIMES THE PERSON YOU COULD EVER HOPE TO BE! HE WAS SUPPOSED TO WIN!

GRIFFITH We all kill 2! That's how it's supposed to be. Don’t act like

I’m the bad guy for killing your precious baby brother!

ASTRID I never killed a 12 year old! They were kids! My brother was a

kid, he didn’t deserve to die!

SHE LASHES OUT, SCREAMING AND MAKES A DEEP GASH ON HIS FACE, FROM HIS FOREHEAD ALL THE WAY DOWN TO HIS CHIN. HE SCREAMS AS IT SLICES THROUGH HIS FACE.

GRIFFITH None of you have been being fashioned into a killer since the

day you learned to walk, Astrid. (he falters, realizing this was the first time he ever called another tribute by their name)...

Two. None of you had the dad who built your value on your slaughters. None of us want this! None of us deserve to die!(his

eyes widen, then fill shiny with tears) None..

ASTRID You really do have a superiority complex don’t you? ALL of District 2 trains for these Games! We are all pressured to

become cold blooded murderers, to volunteer, to win. But now I see, no one ever wins Griffith.

ASTRID SITS BACK, HIT BY HER OWN WORDS, REALIZING IF SHE KILLS HIM SHE WOULD HAVE TO LIVE WITH KALENS DEATH FOREVER. SHE ANGRILY CHOKES GRIFFITH WITH ONE HAND WHILE TEASINGLY TWIRLS HER KNIFE IN HER FINGERS. NOW WE SEE GRIFFITH WITH SMALL TEARS TRICKLING DOWN HIS FACE.

GRIFFITH (trying to breathe) Just do it, two. (Astrid takes her hand off of his throat, still pinning him down tight.) Kill me. Just stab

me and end this FUCKING nightmare. (coughing up blood) Everything's red. All I taste, see, feel is blood and I can’t

tell what’s my own. You think I’m a coward, well you’re right. I didn’t do this because I wanted to, I did it because this is how I was MADE. (through gritted teeth, eyes shut tight, and neck craned back to expose all his veins, he is crying harder,

getting frustrated and angry; finally, he says defeatedly) so just…kill me.

ASTRID RAISES THE KNIFE BUT THEN STOPS WE ENTER A FLASHBACK, IT’S HER AND KALEN IN DISTRICT TWO BEFORE THE GAMES

KALEN

Promise we will always be together?

ASTRID I promise.

THE FLASHBACK ENDS AND ASTRID LOWERS THE KNIFE.

ASTRID No.

GRIFFITH What the hell do you mean “no”?! (desperate) JUST DO IT!

ASTRID

To kill you would be what you want, what they want. Instead you are going to win. And you know what Griffith? Here’s your

trophy.

SHE THEN GRABS HIS ARM, AND STARTS CUTTING INTO IT AS GRIFFITH SCREAMS, HE TRIES TO GET HER OFF OF HER BUT IS TOO WEAK, TOO MUCH BLOOD IS LOST. FINALLY ASTRID LEANS BACK AND HOLDS HIS ARM UP SO GRIFFITH CAN SEE IT. SHE HAS CARVEN “KALEN” INTO HIS FOREARM.

GRIFFITH (shocked) Oh my god… no… Kill me… kill me… don’t…

ASTRID

(looking up at the sky) I’m sorry.

ASTRID SLAMS HER KNIFE INTO HER OWN CHEST, BLOOD POURS FROM THE WOUND AND TRICKLES OUT OF HER MOUTH. SHE RIPS THE KNIFE OUT AND STARES AT IT, ALMOST SHOCKED, THEN SHE COLLAPSES ON TOP OF GRIFFITH. A CANON SOUNDS, ASTRID’S LIMP BODY IS LAYING OVER GRIFFITH’S. HE IS SCREAMING NOW, CRYING IN THE PUREST RAGE

GRIFFITH

NO… NO! NO! You bitch, you can't do this to me.. (Final breaking point: he looks up into the sky, talking to everyone that he knows is watching) YOU DID THIS TO ME, DAD. YOU MADE ME THIS

MONSTER. I DON’T WANT THIS. I DON’T WANT THIS BLOOD ON MY HANDS, PLEASE, JUST LEAVE ME TO DIE.

A LOUD VOICE BOOMS THROUGH THE NOW DEADLY QUIET ARENA, “And the winner of the 36th Annual Hunger Games is… GRIFFITH _______!”

GRIFFITH (intense panic) No no no please no

HE REACHES OVER AND GRAB’S ASTRID’S KNIFE FROM HER LIMP HAND. HE CLOSES HIS EYES, BUT THEN THERE IS A BRIGHT LIGHT. HE OPENS HIS EYES, AND WITH A LOOK OF UTTER HOPELESSNESS, YOU HEAR THE HELICOPTER COME TO SAVE HIM. THE LAST SHOT IS OF HIS HAND BEING LIFTED INTO THE AIR, FALLING BEHIND HIS BODY. THE KNIFE CLATTERS TO THE FOREST FLOOR. WE SEE THE BLOODY KNIFE, ALONE IN THE EMPTY ARENA. THE SCREEN GOES BLACK. AND THE WORDS: “THE 36TH HUNGER GAMES” APPEAR FADING SLOWLY INTO VIEW. VOICE OVER OF POST­GAMES INTERVIEW:

“SO GRIFFITH, HOW DID YOU WIN THE HUNGER GAMES?” GRIFFITH: “I DIDN’T”

THE END (CANON SOUND)