| The Earth Bull Transcript
Episode 1, Series 1
|Broadcast:||28th September 2013|
|Main Crew:|| Casting Director - Andy Pryor|
Make-up and Hair Designer - Jody Williams
|Moroccan Crew:|| Production Supervisor - Claude Albouze|
Production Executive - Benedicte Bellocq
|Other Crew:|| First Assistant Director - Simon Aguirre|
Second Assistant Director - Adam Byles
|Following Transcript:||A Girl By Any Other Name Transcript|
Scene 1 Edit
[ON A BOAT]
Maguire: You look just like him. Your dad. He'd stand there, just staring at the ocean. I don't suppose there's any way I can talk you out of going down there.
Jason: You could try, but.. you'd be wasting your time.
Maguire: Even if you locate the wreckage of his sub, what then?
Jason: I have to know what happened to him.
Maguire: Do you think your dad would have wanted you to risk your life?
Jason: When he took the sub down...he knew he wasn't coming back. (Shows his uncle a necklace) He gave it to me before he left. He told me that one day I'd understand.
I need to know.
Maguire: I hope you find it...whatever it is you're looking for.
(Inside a submarine, Jason is hoisted into the water.)
Maguire: You're clear to dive.
Jason: Roger that.
(In the water, Jason's submarine descends. On the sea bed, the submarine uses its headlights to search. Jason spots his father's submarine destroyed. With the name, Oracle. There's a bright white light and suddenly Jason's submarine is savaged by a freak storm. The glass window breaks and he is sucked out. In Atlantis, the Oracle opens her eyes and stares is a daze as her entire face is soon shown.)
Scene 2 Edit
The Oracle: Jason. (whispers)
(Jason appears from beneath the waves on a beach. He awakens from his dazed state and looks around. He suddenly finds himself nude and while covering himself up, he calls out to others to try and catch their attention.)
Jason: Hey! Hey! Hey!
(Unable to catch their attention, he finds some clothes and calls out again.)
(He decides to put the clothes on and head for the nearest habitation. In the distance, he sees Atlantis. Climbing over mountains and rivers, he finally reaches the city.)
Scene 3 Edit
[City of Atlantis]
(Intrigued, Jason investigates the city. After walking through the market streets, he finds a sleeping creature. He leans in closer.)
Jason: I'm dreaming.
(The creature tries to bite him, but he moves away. He is then chased down the market by the creature, knocking over carts and people. Find a basket, he smothers the creatures and beats them with a stick. With the creature killed, the guards arrive.)
Jason: (realising that they are here for him) No, no, no. This lizard thing attacked me.
(He is then chased by guards through Atlantis. He knocks over more people.)
Jason: (calls out) Sorry!
(Climb up the walls, a guard takes a shot at him. It pierces his arm. He is almost trapped until he takes a leap down into the city and lands on a residence. He rolls down the roof and takes one arm around the balcony as he falls. Inside the house, Pythagoras comes to his rescue.)
Jason: Ah! Oh!
(Pythagoras pulls him onto the balcony. Jason falls on top of him.)
Jason: Thank you! Thanks, thank you.
Scene 4 Edit
Pythagoras: What exactly were you doing out there?
Guard: Search every house! Find him! Open up in there!>
Jason: I didn't do anything. One minute I was on the sub, and there was something in the water, a white light, and the next thing I know, I'm waking up on the beach, and there's this city, and everyone's wearing strange clothes, and there's a two-headed lizard, and people with swords, they're chasing me, and they're firing arrows at me. I know it's insane.
Pythagoras: What's a sub?
(Someone knocks on the door.)
Guard: Open up! Open up! By order of King Minos, open up!
Jason: (tries to stop Pythagoras) No! Please. Please.
(The door is opened.)
Pythagoras: Who is it you're looking for?
Guard: A fugitive.
(The house is searched thoroughly with a few tables and clothes upturned and thrown asunder.)
Pythagoras: No! No! No. That's mine! No. As you can see, there is no-one else here.
(Angered, the guard tips over Pythagoras' table, tipping all his papers onto the ground and leaves.)
(After they're gone, Pythagoras lifts up a trapdoor underneath the wooden floorboards and reveals Jason. He is wounded badly and so Pythagoras treats his arm.)
Jason: Argh! What happened?
Pythagoras: You passed out. You've lost a lot of blood.
Jason: Where am I?
Pythagoras: You're in Atlantis.
Jason: Atlantis? As in the Lost City of Atlantis? As in the mythological city under the ocean?
Pythagoras: Why do you call it lost? How could a city exist under the ocean? Surely everyone would drown?
Jason: Either I'm dreaming or I'm hallucinating. Or I'm dead. Am I dead?
Pythagoras: No, you're very much alive, although I think you're delirious. I'm sorry. I'm forgetting my manners. I'm Pythagoras.
Jason: Pythagoras? You're joking? You're the triangle guy.
Pythagoras: How did you know I've been thinking about triangles?
Jason: I'm in Ancient Greece.
Hercules: And who, pray tell, is this?
Pythagoras: You didn't tell me your name.
Jason: It's Jason.
Pythagoras: He was injured, the guard were after him.
Hercules: And you chose to hide him here? Are you out of your mind?
Pythagoras: Don't mind Hercules.
Jason: You're Hercules?
Hercules: I see my reputation has preceded me. Tell me. What have you heard? Do people tell stories? What do they say?
Pythagoras: Well, they generally say you're getting fat.
Hercules: I'm not fat! I am heavily built, powerful. I have big bones.
Pythagoras: In your stomach?
Hercules: You'll have to excuse my friend. He is under the deluded impression that he is amusing. Tell me. Your injury. Can you walk?
Jason: Yes. I think so.
Hercules: Good. Then we shan't detain you any longer. I'm sure you're a good man, an excellent man, but I, for one, am not about to risk my neck to save yours. See that he's gone by the time I get back.
Pythagoras: Where are you going?
Hercules: That is none of your concern.
Pythagoras: So, what bring you...to Atlantis?
Jason: I was searching for my father.
Pythagoras: He lives here in Atlantis?
Jason: I don't know. I...I don't know where to start.
Pythagoras: Your necklace. I have seen this symbol before.
Pythagoras: In the Temple of Poseidon. It is the mark of the Oracle. If you're looking for your father, she may be able to help you.