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Back To The Future Part V

Back to the Future DeLorean DMC

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 5.06pm. (is displayed).

Scott messes around with the ignition pulling wires out and connecting them. The DeLorean roars into life.

YOUNGER SCOTT

Hop in, were going back to good ol’ 1985!

Suzy looks round nervously, climbs into the car and closes the door. They lift the DeLorean up and take off over the rooftops. The slightly older version of Scott drives the slightly older DeLorean back to the exact spot the older version left. He and Suzy jump out.

SCOTT

There that’s it. Everything is how we found it. Hopefully Doc won’t notice that the last time departed is a day later now.

SUZY

Have you got everything out of the car?

Scott reaches into the DeLorean. He jumps out shocked.

SCOTT

My rucksack! It’s gone!

SUZY

You’re joking? After everything we’ve been through.

SCOTT

What’ll we do?

SUZY

We can’t worry about that just yet. Maybe the Doc or Jules we just left picked it up. They would’ve made sure the area is clear before they went home. Wouldn’t they?

SCOTT

I hope your right. He’ll probably pop by and drop it off for us.

SUZY

Come on, before this Doc shows up.

Scott closes the gull wing door and the two of them head off to Courthouse Square. They pass Doc who’s looking through his binoculars still. Doc looks sideways at Scott and Suzy, but doesn’t recognize them.

SCOTT (Whispering).

How weird was that?

SUZY

Very. It’s great to be home.

There is a lot of commotion on the square. They see 17-year-old Marty Senior is on a hoverboard stuck on the lake. Griff Tannen and his gang head on over the water to get him with a baseball bat. They are also on hoverboards. Marty jumps in the water and Griff and his gang get tangled up in the towrope from the hoverboards and smash through the windows of the mall.

SCOTT

That was meant to happen. Griff got arrested for wrecking the mall. Everything seems to be okay. Thank goodness for that.

SUZY

How come they’re on hoverboards?

SCOTT

I dunno? Maybe Doc set it all up?

Scott and Suzy see Marty get out of the water and start chatting to Terry with the “Save the Clock Tower” tin.

At the Clocktower, The police have arrived and a police officer talks to Griff Tannen. After a brief chat, the police officer shakes Griff’s hand and heads back to their car. Griff grins.

SCOTT

How did that happen?

Suzy points at the police car as it lifts off the ground.

SCOTT

A flying police car? How can that be? What the hell is going on here?

Scott and Suzy look round the square. They see that a lot of cars are flying as in Back to the Future Part II. Then they notice a huge billboard with Biff Tannen Junior’s face on it. It reads, “Re-Elect Mayor Biff Tannen Jr. Keep the Tannen family running Hill Valley”. Behind the buildings behind the billboard is a big tower filling the landscape. Tannen Towers!

SCOTT

Great Scott!

Scott looks back at the Café 80s to see the police car has landed again. He then sees that his brother, Marty Junior is pinned against the bonnet being handcuffed.

SCOTT

Oh no, Marty’s been arrested!

Scott looks around and sees Marty Senior with Doc. They haven’t seen that Marty Junior has been arrested.

SUZY

Why? What does this mean?

SCOTT

My dad came to the future to stop this entire event happening and ripping the family apart. I think I’ve screwed it all up…

Fade into opening credits. Back to the Future Part V logo appears on the screen to the Back to the Future theme tune. The opening credits appear over the following; a birds’ eye view over the futuristic version of Hill Valley, with flying cars and many futuristic gadgets everywhere. The credits end with a close up of the courthouse clock, which still shows 10.04pm.

Ext. Courthouse Square.

SUZY

What are we going to do?

SCOTT

There’s only one thing we can do.

SUZY

Go back in time and sort it out?

SCOTT

Yeah. That Chuck Tannen must have swiped my bag of stuff with my palmtop in it and all the rest of my school stuff back in 1925.

SUZY

What else did you have?

SCOTT

ROMs for my palmtop. Various volumes of “The History of Hill Valley” which I downloaded for the school project we’re working on. He must have worked out how to use it. I had my charger in the bag too.

SUZY

He must have used that information to become powerful and take over Hill Valley. It must be hell to live here. How would he have managed to create flying cars and all this weird futuristic stuff out of a few bits of information on the future?

SCOTT

Dunno. Maybe he raided Doc’s place in 1925 and got hold of some of his gadgets and sold them on to inventors? I’m sure he had a hoverboard there. Whatever it is we’ve got to go back and stop it from ever happening. You don’t want to know what will happen if my brother stays in gaol. (Scott shudders). Come on, we’ve no time to lose.

Scott and Suzy rush back towards the alleyway where the DeLorean is only to see Doc Brown of 1985 has already retrieved it and it now parked outside the “Blast From The Past” antique store. Doc and 1985 Marty are looking down the alley at police officers Reese and Foley, who have picked up 1985 Jennifer.

SUZY

What now?

SCOTT

Quick it’s unattended. Keep watch for a second whilst I try to get in it.

Suzy watches around the corner at Doc and Marty. Scott heads to the open door of the DeLorean. Einstein the dog is on the seat and growls at Scott when he tries to go near.

SCOTT

Nice doggie.

Scott tries to put his hand in to pat Einstein. Einstein is having none of it and snaps at Scott, who pulls his hand away.

SCOTT

YOW! And Dad wrote in his story that you were a nice dog.

Ext. Alleyway. Marty and Doc are still looking down at the police officers with Jennifer.

DOC

That’s it! They’re taking her home, to your future home! We’ll arrive shortly thereafter and get her out of there and go back to 1985.

MARTY

You mean I’m going to see where I live? I’m going to see myself as an old man?

DOC

No, no, no Marty, that could resolve in a… (Doc gives a “Huh!” groan) Great Scott! Jennifer could conceivably encounter her future self, the consequences of that could be disastrous.

MARTY

Doc, what do you mean?

DOC

I foresee two possibilities. One – coming face-to-face with herself thirty years older could put her into shock and she could simply pass out. Or two – the encounter could create a time paradox, the results of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe. Granted, that’s the worse case scenario. The destruction might, in fact, be very localized, limited to merely our own galaxy.

MARTY (worried).

Well, that’s a relief.

The police car takes off and passes Marty and Doc.

DOC

Let’s go! I sure hope we find Jennifer before she finds herself!

Doc looks at a sign, which gives information on the skyway. It says “Skewed on Skyway C25”.

DOC

The skyway’s jammed; it’s going to take us forever to get there. (Doc holds up the sports almanac from Back to the Future Part 2). And this stays here. I didn’t invent the time machine to win at gambling; I invented the time machine to travel through time!

MARTY

I know, I know Doc!

Doc puts the sports almanac on a barrel and the two leave the alleyway. Doc pats Einstein as they enter the DeLorean. The car takes off and the camera pans to behind the next wall where Scott and Suzy have hidden.

SCOTT

Damn! If only we had more time.

Old Biff makes his way past in a hurry.

SCOTT

I’ve got it. We’ve got to go to my house. Old Biff steals the time machine from outside our house and takes it back to 1955. If we can just get it before or after he steals it, we’re sorted. We need a taxicab.

Ext. Corner of street near McFly household. Marty from 1985 is sitting on the seat of the DeLorean with the door open. He has just put his eighties clothes back on. He looks around, and sees a dog being walked – by a robotic lead. Marty stares at it, and then gets up to have a closer look at it. He walks down the street. Old Biff gets into the DeLorean and unseen by Marty, takes off, although he crashes into some boxes first. Scott and Suzy are hiding across the road. They look into the sky as the DeLorean hits 88 miles-per-hour and disappears back to 1955 leaving a streak of fire in the sky.

SCOTT

We’ve missed out on that opportunity. We’ll have to wait until he gets back.

SUZY

Is that when he takes a sports statistic book back to himself as a teenager and makes himself a billionaire?

SCOTT

Yeah, that’s the one.

SUZY

Isn’t history going to change around us then?

SCOTT

It shouldn’t do. Dad and Doc will go back and sort it out before the time-ripple will reach here. Hang on look… There’s my mom; look at her car.

47-year-old Jennifer arrives home in a flying car, which lands as it enters the street. She pulls up in the drive in the distance and gets groceries out of the trunk. Three sonic booms are heard in the sky. Jennifer looks round, sees nothing and heads to the house.

SCOTT

Now’s our chance!

Old Biff parks the DeLorean. He opens the door and starts to get out, clutching his chest. 1985 Doc calls to 1985 Marty.

DOC

Marty! Marty! Marty! Come quick! Quick!

Marty disappears from sight with Doc to the McFly house. Biff gets out of the DeLorean. The top of his cane breaks off. Biff wanders from sight groaning.

BIFF

Oh, oh, ahh!

Scott runs towards the DeLorean. Marty and Doc run down the street carrying Jennifer from 1985. Scott sees and retreats back to where he was hiding.

SCOTT

Damn!

DOC

She encountered her future self and went into shock, just as I predicted. She’ll be fine – lets get her back to 1985. And then I’m going to destroy the time machine!

MARTY

Destroy it? What about all that stuff about humanity? Where we’re going and why?

DOC

The risk is just too great as this incident proves. (He opens the door and they put Jennifer inside) And I was behaving responsibly! Just imagine the danger if the time machine were to fall in the wrong hands!

SCOTT (whispering to Suzy).

Little does he know…

DOC

My only regret is that I will never get a chance to visit my favorite historical era – the old west. But time traveling is just too dangerous. Better that I devote myself to study the other great mystery of the universe – women.

Doc and Marty put Jennifer into the DeLorean. They then get in themselves along with Einstein. They shut the doors and take off. Scott and Suzy watch as it vanishes in time to 1985.

SUZY

Now what?

SCOTT

I think we’d better start getting used to flying cars and hoverboards. We’re screwed.

SUZY

We can’t stay here. It’s too weird. Biff Tannen Junior is in charge of Hill Valley. Your brother is locked up.

SCOTT

Marlene tries to bust him out, but ends up inside herself. She’s gonna try and top herself! What the hell am I gonna do? It’s all my fault!

SUZY

The best thing to do is stay calm. There’s got to be a solution. Come on you know the future. Your parents do to. You can stop Marlene from coming to harm. We will find a way to get Marty Junior out of gaol. Look go home and see what’s happening. I’ll see you in school in the morning.

Ext. McFly household door. Scott tries to get in but there’s no door handle. He stands puzzled for a moment before noticing a small plate to the side of the door. He presses it with his thumb and the door opens.

DOOR GREETING

Welcome home Scott.

SCOTT

What the…

Scott enters the house and shuts the door. The front room looks more or less like he remembered it, but with a few more gadgets than before. Marty Senior’s music awards are still hanging up. Scott picks up one of his dad’s music awards from a shelf and looks at it.

SCOTT

At least something didn’t screw up.

He puts the trophy down heads along past the study room where he can hear his parents talking alone.

JENNIFER

That was such a shock seeing myself there at the door. At least it’s all over now; we can get on with our futures.

MARTY SENIOR

I’m afraid it’s not Jen; I’ve got some bad news.

JENNIFER

Why what’s happened?

MARTY SENIOR

It’s Junior Jen…

Scott decides to move on. He passes the dining area where he can hear the voices of his sister and grandparents, and heads to his bedroom.

Ext. Hill Valley High School. Next day. Thursday, October 22nd 2015. Scott is sitting under the statue of Mr. Strickland in the yard of the school. Kids whiz past on hoverboards. Eric Wilson comes along to meet him.

ERIC

Yo, McFly. How’s it hanging? Why didn’t you meet me on the way to school this morning?

SCOTT

Oh, hi Eric. Sorry I had things on my mind.

ERIC

I thought you’d disappeared through time. How did you get on with hunting down your time machine?

Scott gives Eric a dirty look.

ERIC

Hey, lighten up dude. It was a joke. I thought it was funny the way you actually thought you’d find a time machine. How did you get on with that Suzy? Are you still at each other’s throats?

SCOTT

We’re fine.

ERIC

Speak of the devil… Here she is.

Suzy arrives at school. She looks nervously at the strange futuristic looking things around her. Scott rushes over.

SCOTT

Suzy! Over here. Are you okay?

SUZY

This is really weird. I woke up this morning expecting everything to be back to normal, but it’s all still so… space age! How did you get on at home?

SCOTT

Not good. Mom and Dad are really freaked out about Marty’s arrest. Marlene is in pieces. I don’t know what to do. Griff’s father is mayor of Hill Valley. This is all so wrong. I’m just glad it’s not all war torn like when Old Biff Tannen had the sports almanac. If only I could get Marty out of gaol. I think this alternate reality could be okay when we get used to it.

SUZY

I don’t like it. It feels wrong. I got home last night to find everything is voice activated and things were floating around the house. My parents were just acting as if were all normal. It’s freaking me out.

Suzy starts to cry.

SCOTT

Hey Suzy…

Scott puts his arm around Suzy to comfort her. Eric comes over.

ERIC

Woah McFly! You’re a fast mover.

Scott pulls his arm back. Eric sees Suzy is upset.

ERIC

Hey what’s up with her?

SUZY

It’s nothing Eric.

SUZY (whispering to Scott).

I’ll see you in the library at break Scott.

Suzy walks away.

SCOTT

She’s got personal problems.

ERIC

Since when did you two become close enough to talk about personal stuff? Only yesterday she hated you.

SCOTT

A lot’s happened since yesterday.

ERIC

Like what?

SCOTT

You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.

A bell sounds and the two rush into class.

Int. School Library at break time. Scott and Suzy get to a futuristic looking computer.

SCOTT

I can’t believe these computers. I haven’t a clue how to work them.

SUZY

I thought the same, but when I used one in class, it was as if I knew how to use it. Like I lived out this timeline as well as the one we came from.

SCOTT

What do you mean?

SUZY

Haven’t you felt anything yet? I’m getting double memories of my past. I remember all the stuff I remember before, but now I’m beginning to sort of remember growing up with cars flying around and stuff like that. Does that make sense?

SCOTT

I haven’t thought of anything yet. Maybe it hasn’t caught up with me yet. Like jet-lag or something. But now you mention it, my hoverboard at home looked less daunting to ride this morning than it did last night. I reckon I could pull off a good moves on it.

SUZY

For goodness sake Scott, you and your skateboard…

SCOTT

It’s a hoverboard now.

SUZY

Whatever… Let’s get onto a history web page and see what’s been going on.

Suzy manages to activate the futuristic computer.

SUZY (tapping in the words).

Hill… Valley… history… Okay here we are here’s a place to start.

SCOTT

Look, click on that! Chuck Tannen legacy.

SUZY

Okay. Here we go. “Chuck Tannen, the legend of Hill Valley. The famous Tannen family have been in Hill Valley for many years. Records show of a Buford ‘Mad Dog’ Tannen who lived the latter part of the nineteenth century…”

SCOTT

Further down look!

Scott points further down at the writing on the screen.

SUZY

“The family lived humbly until early 1926 when 17-year-old Chuck Tannen predicted a hurricane close to Hill Valley weeks before the event happened. The young Tannen boy’s talent for predicting future events was dismissed as a fluke at this point in time, but when he started predicting future births and deaths of Hill Valley residents, as well as many other events, people started to take note. Chuck Tannen’s ‘sixth sense’ made him a very wealthy man with people from all over California paying him thousands of dollars to find out about their futures”.

SCOTT

Then he did get the palmtop. We’ve got to go back in time to 1925 and get it back.

SUZY

How do you propose to do that, The DeLorean’s gone back to 1985.

Suzy hits the print button and a hard-copy of the document starts to print.

SCOTT

There’s got to be a way. I can’t let that bunch of no-good Tannen’s take credit for nicking my computer. If we don’t do something Marty’s gonna rot in prison. And Marlene too if it doesn’t get sorted out.

Suzy gives Scott the printout and they look at each other in dismay.

Ext. McFly house. Evening. Scott arrives home to find Marty Senior and Jennifer rushing out of the house in a hurry.

MARTY SENIOR

There you are. I’ve been trying to get hold of you. Why aren’t you wearing your commpiece?

SCOTT

My what?

MARTY SENIOR (sarcastically).

Your commpiece Scott; you know; the device we wear so we can get in touch with each other.

SCOTT

Huh? What’s the emergency?

JENNIFER (upset).

It’s your sister. She’s been caught trying to bust Marty out of gaol. She’s in custody at the station.

MARTY SENIOR

We’re going down there now to pick her up. She’s been let off with a caution.

JENNIFER

It could’ve been a lot worse. We’ll be back as soon as we can.

SCOTT (stunned).

Okay.

Marty Senior and Jennifer head to the car. Scott goes inside.

Int. McFly house. Scott looks through the curtain and when his parents’ car leaves, he rushes to their room.

Scott boots his dad’s computer up and looks up his “Back to the Future” story.

SCOTT

Come on, come on…

After a while of searching Scott finds something.

SCOTT (to himself).

Eureka. This is it. Monday 26th October 2015. 2.15am. Lyon Estate. Of course! When Doc first comes to the future from 1985. That’s Sunday night… three nights away. I’m going to get Doc’s car and go back to 1925 and sort this mess out once and for all!

Ext. Lyon Estates. Monday 26th October 2015 2.12am. Scott is hiding in some bushes near to the side of his Grandparent’s house. He has his a new rucksack packed with essentials for his “trip”. He checks his watch, which shows the date and time, and looks up and down the street. He hears a figure approaching, so he ducks back into the shadows. It is a shortish man wearing a large black jacket with the collars pointed up, and a hat pulled down covering his face. He walks up to the elder-McFly residence and looks up the drive. Scott looks from his hiding place to see who it is, but it is too dark to make out whom it is. As Scott strains to see, the man moves on to Scott’s left and further down the street.

SCOTT (to himself).

Damn, that’s all I need, somebody else hanging about.

Scott moves forward and looks down towards the entrance of the estate. He sees that the man has stopped a short way along the street.

SCOTT (to himself).

Aw, come on. Keep walking will ya.

Scott carefully moves along the street in the shadows to see if he can see who the man is. As he gets close he accidentally kicks a discarded “Pepsi Perfect” bottle, which creates a racket. The man looks round, but Scott hides before he can be seen. Just as the man looks away, three sonic booms sound out and the DeLorean appears out of nowhere. The frozen car brakes to a halt along the street. The man in the coat rushes towards the stationary vehicle.

SCOTT

Who the hell is that guy?

Scott sees the gull-wing door of the DeLorean open up and a 65-year-old Doctor Emmett Brown step out wearing a white coat and a Hawaiian shirt underneath. Einstein the dog leaps out behind him. He looks around bewildered and then sees the man in the coat rush towards him.

MAN (rushing over to Doc).

Doc! Doc!

The man takes his hat off as Doc looks up at him.

DOC

Marty! Is that you?

The man is revealed to be Marty Senior.

MARTY

Doc! Oh my God, am I glad to see you?

Marty embraces Doc.

DOC

So this is the year 2015? I wasn’t expecting you to greet me. I just left you in 1985. I mean the 17-year-old version of you.

MARTY

I know Doc. That’s why I’m here. I need your help.

DOC

Why what’s going on? What’s been going on in the last thirty years?

MARTY

It’s my kids Doc. They’re in trouble, something’s got to be done about them.

DOC

Why what’s happened? Do they turn into assholes or something?

MARTY

It’s a long story Doc. I don’t want to tell you too much because you told me you don’t want to hear too much about your own future. Screwing things up. Stuff like that.

DOC

If you need help Marty, I’m willing to take a chance. Start at the beginning.

MARTY

Well here goes; it’s pretty heavy. You know when you dropped me off home in 1985 and headed off to the future?

DOC

I hope so. That’s where I’ve just come from.

MARTY

Well the next morning I woke up and found that my life had changed around quite considerably. I found I had a new 4-by-4 and was about to go for a spin in it with Jennifer when you turned up.

DOC

Me?

MARTY

Yeah, the you of the near future. You came from 2015 to fetch me to help my son Marty Junior out.

DOC

You have a son? Wow!

MARTY

Anyway, Junior had gotten himself in trouble with this kid called Griff Tannen…

DOC (stunned at the name).

Griff Tannen…

MARTY

Yeah, he’s Biff Tannen’s grandson. Anyway, because of Griff, Junior ended up doing time and we came along to straighten it all out. Griff ended up being the one being arrested and Junior was in the clear. We went home and… well that’s another story.

DOC

So what’s the problem now then?

MARTY

2015 has arrived and Junior has been arrested again. It happened last Wednesday Doc; He’s now in gaol. Surely he should have been okay now shouldn’t he? The

DOC

Great Scott! That sounds terrible. If we had sorted everything out, something in the space-time-continuum must have been altered again to screw this event up.

MARTY

Can we go back in time a week to sort this out? Jen’s in bits over the whole incident.

DOC

We need to work out a plan. We can’t just turn up and go wading in. It could cause all sorts of complications. If you interact with your 17-year-old self and mess the course of events you lead, it could cause a major paradox.

MARTY

But my daughter will end up in trouble too.

DOC

You have a daughter too?

MARTY

Yeah, Marlene. She tries to break Junior out and ends up doing time herself for it. She’s already tried once and been let off with a caution. She even attempts suicide.

DOC

Come on Marty, hop in, we can’t let all this happen. If we go back a couple of days before all this took place, we can figure it all out from there and you can show me around the sights of Hill Valley in the future. Come on Einy, back in the DeLorean.

Einstein jumps into the DeLorean. Doc pulls his radiation suit out and starts to put it on. Marty climbs in after Einstein.

DOC

So Marty, what have you been up to these last thirty years then?

Doc gets out his case of plutonium and charges up the DeLorean for time travel.

MARTY

What haven’t I been up to Doc. Remember the demo tape I did just before you left? Well I posted that off to the record company.

DOC

You did it then? I knew you would. You were a natural. You just needed a bit of self-confidence…

Doc finishes off and goes to climb back into the DeLorean.

SCOTT (yelling across the street).

No! Stop! Wait!

DOC

Who the hell is that?

MARTY

What the hell are you doing here? You should be at home. Err Doc… this is my son.

DOC

He’s out of prison?

MARTY

No, this is Scott, my youngest son. Scott, this is Doc, an old friend of mine.

SCOTT

I know; I’ve met him before.

MARTY

What do you mean you’ve met him before?

DOC

I’ve never seen this young man before in my life.

SCOTT

Not yet you haven’t.

Doc and Marty look at each other puzzled and then back at Scott.

MARTY

I think you’ve got some explaining to do.

DOC

I think we may have some answers to what’s been going on.

MARTY

Come on then Scott… Let’s hear it.

SCOTT

Please don’t be angry Dad. I sort of found your story you wrote. The story of your time traveling adventures. I decided to see if they were real.

MARTY

Oh no… Please tell me you didn’t… Last Wednesday?

SCOTT

Yeah. I went to the square.

MARTY

I told you to stay away from there. What did you do?

SCOTT

Well… I accidentally… well… borrowed the DeLorean.

DOC

You did what? Great Scott!

SCOTT

I only borrowed it for a quick trip to see what you were like as a teenager Dad.

MARTY (angrily).

Do you have any idea what you could have done? Most probably have done? Where did you go back to?

SCOTT

1985. October 27th.

MARTY

The day I got back from 18…

Marty looks at Doc and decides he shouldn’t give too much away as Doc doesn’t know anything about their trip to 1885 yet.

MARTY

18… 18 acres resort. The day I got back from the lake with your Mom. How long were you in 1985? Did you interact with anyone?

SCOTT

I lost my palmtop computer. I think I knew who took it. We just need to pop back in time and get it back and everything should be okay.

DOC

We need to go back to 1985 then. Come on Marty, you can punish the boy later.

SCOTT

Well actually. We need to go back to Halloween in 1925.

MARTY

1925?

DOC

Get in. He can explain on the way. It’s going to be a tight squeeze.

MARTY

It had better be good.

Scott sees Einstein and backs off from him.

MARTY

What’re you scared of Scott? Einstein is a great dog, he wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Marty strokes Einstein.

SCOTT

He might snap at me.

DOC

Don’t worry about him. He’ll only snap if you’re up to no good or if he’s looking after something for me.

Doc looks down the road.

DOC

I think I’m going to have to back up a bit. We don’t have enough roads to get up to ’88.

Int. DeLorean. They all squeeze into the DeLorean with a bit of difficulty. Doc flicks the ignition and the car doesn’t turn. He whacks the dashboard and it roars into life.

DOC

A little trick to get it started. I think there’s a loose wire somewhere. Right, time circuits on… October 31 1925. What time shall we say?

SCOTT

Well… The Halloween party in Courthouse Square began around 7pm, so if we get there about two or three hours before to work out what we need to do.

DOC

Halloween party? Sounds like fun. Okay. 4pm should do it then.

MARTY

Halloween 1925? And all I wanted was to go back a couple of days. I’ve got a very bad feeling about this.

DOC

Come on Marty, what happened to your sense of adventure in the last thirty years? It’ll be a blast. Off we go.

Ext. Lyon Estates. Doc backs up the road, hits the gas and the DeLorean speeds down the street and disappears through time leaving two streaks of fire down the road.

(Saturday, October 31st 1925 4:00pm)

The DeLorean appears in a field with haystacks in it. It bounces across the uneven field as it decelerates. Doc finds it difficult to control and ends ups crashing into a haystack. A young man around 20 who is lounging on top is thrown to the ground with a yelp. He gets up, dusts himself down and looks over to see the futuristic machine covered in hay with. The DeLorean’s hazard lights are flashing.

YOUNG MAN

What the hell is that thing?

He walks around it cautiously trying to work out what it is.

YOUNG MAN

It’s like an airplane… but without wings.

Doc and Marty open up the gull-wing doors and step out in their radiation suits. The young man runs off.

YOUNG MAN

Aaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!

Marty lifts up the hood on the radiation suit.

MARTY

Are we in 1925 Doc?

Doc lifts up his hood.

DOC

It looks like it Marty. This is the field where Lyon Estates will be built in thirty years time. You’re home… Well the home you lived at in 1985 will be built somewhere along near those trees. We’re a couple of miles from the built up Hill Valley of 1925. We’d better drive as close as we dare to the town and then hide the DeLorean. We’ll be arrested if we’re seen in this.

Scott leans out of the DeLorean with Einstein.

SCOTT

Look, there’s someone running away across the field.

Doc and Marty turn and see the young man running for his life.

DOC

We’d better get moving, before he comes back with others. We don’t want to interact too much with the locals. We’ve also got to be careful not to run into our other selves.

MARTY

Scott and his friend Suzy?

DOC

I live here as well Marty. I’m five years old!

Marty gives Doc a strange look.

DOC

I was young once you know Marty I’ve not always been old with white wavy hair.

SCOTT

Wanna bet?

MARTY

Did you bump into Doc when you were here Scott?

SCOTT

Well… Once or twice.

MARTY

You’d better start explaining.

DOC

No time for that now Marty, that young man may return soon. Come on lets go.

Doc and Marty get back into the DeLorean with Scott and Einstein, close the doors and head off.

Ext. Riverbank. The young man rushes down to where his two friends are fishing.

YOUNG MAN

Jack, Lou, you won’t believe what’s in the field up there!

LOU (Uninterested).

What is it now Otis?

YOUNG MAN (OTIS)

It… It’s… a flying saucer. From space! Spacemen… from Mars or somewhere stepped out! There in the field. Over there. Come quick.

Jack and Lou share a chuckle.

JACK

Otis Peabody, you certainly have an overactive imagination.

OTIS

I’m not joking; come and look.

LOU

Are you sure you didn’t just doze off on one of those haystacks you keep lounging around on?

OTIS

No! You’ve gotta believe me.

Jack and Lou sigh, look at each other, and get up to see what Otis wants.

Ext. Field by demolished haystack. The DeLorean is nowhere to be seen. Jack and Lou are not impressed.

LOU

You dragged us up here to show us a haystack you’ve knocked over?

OTIS

It was here I tell you. It appeared out of nowhere. It was a black airplane type machine, without wings, and it smashed through the haystack. It’s a wonder I wasn’t killed! It has eerie lights flashing all over it.

JACK

You’re mad Otis. I don’t know where you dream this stuff up from, but there’s one thing I know; the farmer isn’t going to be too impressed with you if he finds you’ve destroyed his haystack. Come on Lou, there’s fish to catch.

Lou and Jack turn and head back to the river. Otis stands bewildered looking at the fallen haystack, and then around to see if he can see the DeLorean.

Ext. Courthouse Square. Doc, Marty and Scott are wearing 1920’s clothes. Scott pulls at his clothes with an “I look stupid in these” expression on his face. Einstein follows along.

MARTY

It’s a good job you’ve got currency from different eras Doc. I think I would’ve stood out in 2015 clothing.

DOC

Okay Scott, spill the beans. What have you been up to? How did you end up here in 1925?

SCOTT

Well erm, Doc this sort of involves your future. You don’t like finding stuff out like that do you?

DOC

My future? In 1925? Why, what do I do? No, don’t answer that.

SCOTT

Well it’s a bit complicated. Can I just explain it to Dad? He was with you.

Doc pauses for thought for a moment.

DOC

I don’t know what sort of mess you’ve got yourself in, or how I’m involved. By the sounds of it, I should’ve stayed behind. Okay, I’ll go and get us a bite to eat and you explain it all to your Dad. Come on Einstein.

Doc and Einstein walk away.

Marty glares at Scott in a “get talking sort of way”.

SCOTT

Okay, where do I begin? You and Doc came to 2015 from 1985 to stop Marty getting arrested. I learned of it from your PC when mine was broken. Suzy Lee from school and I were in the Café 80’s working on a school project when you showed up.

MARTY

I thought I told you to stay away from the Café that day.

SCOTT

I must of… sort of forgotten you said that. Anyway, we went out, found the DeLorean down the alley and borrowed it, and drove it off into the sky.

MARTY

Scott, you are fifteen years old. You’re not even old enough to drive. Let alone fly. Where did you learn to control it?

SCOTT

Playing video games. They’re a bit more realistic than in your day Dad. It flew just like in my game. If anything it handled better.

Marty shakes his head.

SCOTT

We went to 1985 to see what the world was like on the day your story finished and then went to come home. Then we had a little accident.

MARTY

What happened?

SCOTT

We hit your 4-by-4 and ended up being transported to 1925.

MARTY

The 4-by-4! So it was you? I remember that accident! And then waking up with a letter and some money from Doc. Neither of us even had a scratch.

SCOTT

Doc made sure you were okay.

MARTY

I always wondered what that was all about. The letter he left was a bit vague.

SCOTT

I’ll tell you all about that when this is all over. I’ve got to tell you about 1925.

MARTY

Go on.

SCOTT

We ended up back here, because we hit your 4-by-4 at the point we hit 88 miles-per-hour in the DeLorean. It was a bit of an accident. We ran into Chuck Tannen…

MARTY (Interrupting).

Chuck Tannen?

SCOTT

Yeah, a Tannen. Buford Tannen’s grandson. He stole my palmtop computer, we got it back, and before we managed to get the DeLorean back to 2015, I think he took it again.

MARTY

You think he took it?

SCOTT

Well, nobody else would’ve known where we were. We’ve got to get it back off him.

MARTY

Okay, that doesn’t sound too hard. We’ve just got to get it back and be on our way.

SCOTT

That’s about it.

MARTY

What’s Doc’s future got to do with all this?

SCOTT

Well, for one it’s his future flying DeLorean we borrowed. And for second…

Scott is interrupted by Doc and Einstein’s return.

DOC

Are we all sorted? What can I know?

MARTY

Yeah, pretty much; we need to come up with a plan, to sort this out. We can pretty much tell you the basics Doc. Right Scott; we need to establish as many details of today as possible. Where everyone will be, what they’re doing and at what time they will be there. It’s imperative you remember as many details as possible. We don’t want to stop any important events from happening and messing the future up any more.

DOC

Marty, you’re beginning to sound just like me!

Marty lets out a chuckle.

MARTY

Well I have got a few more years of experience and wisdom on my shoulders now Doc. Give me half a chance, I’ll be talking jigowatts and paradoxes.

Doc chuckles as well.

MARTY

Is there anywhere we can go?

DOC

Shall we try the public house?

SCOTT

We’d better not. I think they’ve fallen out with me?

MARTY

Why what did you do?

Marty pauses for a second.

MARTY

On second thoughts, I don’t know if I want to hear it.

DOC

Why don’t we go to the Hill Valley park? I used to love going there as a child. It would be nice to see it as I remember it again.

MARTY

Sounds good to me.

SCOTT

Doc, can I just have another quick word alone with my dad again please?

DOC (puzzled).

Sure. Come on Einy, we’ll walk up ahead.

Doc moves away.

MARTY

What’s up son?

SCOTT

We’ve a small problem with Doc being here.

MARTY

Go on.

SCOTT

You know that Doc doesn’t know that he ends up living in the old west?

MARTY

Yeah.

SCOTT

Well, after all the rejuve work he had done in the future, it adds a good few years to his life… Quite a few more years.

MARTY

You mean…

SCOTT

Yup, he’s still alive.

MARTY

Doc is here in Hill Valley, still alive? This is heavy. He must be…

SCOTT

One hundred and five years old.

MARTY

Wow, and he still gets about?

SCOTT

Yeah, he looks years younger though. We’ve got to keep our Doc from bumping into him. It’s his future self that he doesn’t know about.

MARTY

Oh, no, this could be disastrous; I’ve seen it happen with your mom. You’ll have to be subtle when telling Doc what happens. This is really, really heavy…

Ext. Courthouse Square. Evening. The camera shows the Clock Tower chiming 7 o’clock and then pans down over the square, which is covered in pumpkins and Halloween decorations everywhere. The locals are all in fancy dress costumes enjoying a great evening. A band is playing 1920’s music and people are dancing.

Around the corner hides Doc, Marty, Scott and Einstein. Doc is dressed up as a wizard, Marty as a vampire, and Scott as a ghoul. Even Einstein has horns on his head. Scott looks around the corner with binoculars. He sees old Doc, Clara, younger Scott, Suzy and Edison the dog arrive in Doc’s 1925 car in fancy dress. They park up and get out of the car. Scott turns back to Marty and Doc.

SCOTT

Trust me Doc, you don’t want to mingle with the crowd.

DOC

I fully understand Scott. I was at this very same Halloween party when I was five years old.

MARTY

So, whilst we sort all this out, you stay out of the way.

Scott looks again through his binoculars. He sees his younger self, Doc and company looking across the square at something. Scott pans round and sees Butch Tannen with his wife Gertrude. Butch looks around before taking a swig of illicit booze. Scott turns back again to Doc and Marty.

SCOTT

It’s the era of the prohibition. I can see Butch Tannen knocking back some booze. If only Constable Strickland could see him.

MARTY

Let’s head round and keep an eye on Chuck Tannen. Remember we can’t do anything until he’s been home and you and Suzy have confronted him, else we’ll mess up what’s happened before and we may screw up you getting back to the future in the first place.

Marty and Scott creep round behind a stand where Chuck Tannen is with his gang. They notice that they are annoying some local girls.

Doc is around the corner keeping out of the way. He dares to peek around the corner a couple of times. He taps his foot to the music.

DOC

I remember this!

Two ladies come from behind Doc dressed as witches. They notice he is not with the rest of the party.

LADY 1

Hello there sir. What are you doing hiding around here? You should be enjoying yourself with everyone on the square.

Doc jumps a little.

DOC

Hello there ladies. Lovely evening isn’t it? I’m having quite enough fun as it is around here. Don’t worry about me, I’m fine.

LADY 2

Ah, bless him he’s shy. We can’t let you stay around here all night on your own. You need a bit of company.

DOC

I’m with my dog, Einstein; he’s all the company I need.

Einstein barks.

LADY 1

Aww, what a lovely dog. He can come too. Come on, it’s time to party.

DOC

No, no, it’s quite alright.

The two ladies link arms with Doc and take him around into the square. They let out witch’s cackles as they go. Einstein trots behind.

DOC (to himself).

Oh, what harm can it do?

The two ladies start dancing and Doc feels obliged to the same. Doc hears a conversation behind him. Einstein whines a little and sits watching the people having the conversation a little confused.

OLD DOC

Oh, Tessler, you dear old thing.

YOUNG EMMETT

How do you know her name mister?

OLD DOC

Erm… Her name is on the collar. She’s a lovely dog.

YOUNG EMMETT

What’s your dog’s name?

OLD DOC

Edison.

YOUNG EMMETT

Hi there Edison. That’s a great name. If I ever get another dog, I’m gonna call him Edison.

DOC

I’m sure you will. When you’re an old man like me, get yourself a dog and call him Edison.

1985 DOC (panicking and trying to whisper).

Einstein, come on boy.

Einstein wanders up to young Emmett.

YOUNG EMMETT

Einstein. Is that your name?

Young Emmett strokes Einstein, and Tessler and Edison sniff him.

OLD DOC

Einstein?

1985 DOC (from a distance).

Einstein! Come here boy.

Einstein whines slightly as he looks at Doc’s two counterparts before trotting off. Old Doc rubs his eyes and shakes his head.

OLD DOC

Nah; couldn’t be.

Young Emmett’s parents show up.

HANS BROWN

Emmett. Come along now. Don’t go annoying other people.

YOUNG EMMETT

Awww.

Marty and Scott are still watching Chuck Tannen. 1985 Doc creeps up behind them.

DOC

Scott, Marty!

Marty and Scott jump.

MARTY

Geez Doc, what’re you trying to do? Give me a coronary?

DOC

Why didn’t you tell me I was here?

MARTY (jokingly).

Course you’re here; you’re standing right there.

DOCp>

No, not me: the other me. I’m an old man!

SCOTT

You’ve seen yourself?

DOC

Yes, he’s having a conversation with the five-year-old me. What was I thinking? What am I doing here? I could cause a paradox. I’m going to have to stop him… me.

MARTY

No, no, no… Doc, you can’t. That would be disastrous itself. You’d be no better than the other you.

DOC

You’re right Marty. What am I to do?

SCOTT

Doc, just keep away. Forget about it. You’ll find out one day.

MARTY

What’s next on the plan?

Scott dares a look across the square. He sees old Doc subtly using a walkie-talkie.

SCOTT

We’re on schedule. Suzy and I are at the Tannens’ retrieving the palmtop computer. Chuck then goes back and intervenes. If we stop him going back to the house, he won’t know we’re there and follow us.

MARTY

Right, we’ll wait until Chuck Tannen leaves the square, and then jump him down the road. You’d better stay round here out of the way Doc.

Doc doesn’t reply.

MARTY

Doc?

Marty looks round and sees that Doc has vanished with Einstein.

Marty looks across the square and sees that Doc is sneaking across to get a glimpse of his future self.

MARTY

Great Scott!

Doc hides to the side of a stand near to where Old Doc is and listens in on his conversation. Old Doc is talking to Seamus McFly who 1985 Doc hasn’t even met yet. Einstein starts whimpering.

1985 DOC (whispering).

Be quiet boy.

OLD DOC (to Seamus).

Scott told me about Maggie’s passing. I was sorry to hear the news.

SEAMUS

Scott? The young man who stayed at William’s said his name was Charlie. Charlie Chaplin. You know, like the actor.

OLD DOC

Ah yes that’s him. Scott is his middle name. It’s also the name we tend to use with him. Erm. You see, his father’s name is Charlie also, so we call him Scott to avoid confusion.

SEAMUS Anyway, I’d better be getting back to my family. You take care now Emmett. You take care too Clara. Have yourself a great evening.

DOC & CLARA

Good Evening Seamus.

Seamus walks away.

1985 DOC

Clara?

1985 Doc dares a peek around from his hiding place and notices the woman with his older self. He looks a little shocked.

Marty catches up with 1985 Doc, approaches from behind and puts his hand on his shoulder. Doc almost jumps out of his skin.

MARTY

What the hell do you think you’re doing?

DOC

I erm…

MARTY

After all the things you told me about not learning about future events… After the problems we had with Jennifer in 2015.

DOC

Jennifer?

MARTY

Ah, yeah, right. That hasn’t happened to you yet.

DOC

I just want to be prepared. If I hadn’t stuck the letter you wrote in 1955 back together, I would’ve died earlier on when the terrorists shot me.

MARTY

Earlier on?

DOC (thinking hard).

1985. Earlier on from my perspective. I haven’t been to sleep since then Marty. Events are starting to get a little confusing.

MARTY

You’re confusing me. Anyway, it’s not always a good thing to know what will happen.

DOC

Marty, answer me this. Who’s Clara? Is she my wife? Where did I meet her? In the old west? I remember that name from 1955, when you came back from the future.

MARTY

I can’t tell you that.

DOC

No, no, no you’re right? What was I thinking? I’ve got to get away.

Doc turns for a last glance of Clara. Both she and Doc’s future self have moved onto the dance floor.

Doc hears Seamus McFly’s voice behind him.

SEAMUS

Clint Eastwood? It can’t be?

Doc turns and sees Seamus McFly has approached Marty. Doc hides out of the way in a panic.

MARTY

Err, hi, Seamus.

SEAMUS (shocked).

It is you! The dead walks!

MARTY (surprised and nervous).

It’s good to see you again Seamus, how long has it been?

SEAMUS

I can’t believe it, it is really you! You died in that train crash into the ravine. They even named it after you. That was… must’ve been forty years ago.

MARTY

No, I can assure you I never died. I left town straight after the showdown with Mad Dog Tannen. I didn’t want to be involved in any more trouble in the town.

SEAMUS

Quite wise. But you need not have worried. Buford Tannen’s days of bullying were over. He became the laughing stock of the town. His gang all deserted him and he kept himself to himself. Anyway, there was the big train robbery. Emmett said you were on board when it was stolen. He must’ve been mistaken. Are you staying with him? I’ve just been talking to him. I haven’t seen him for years either.

MARTY

Erm, no I’m not staying with him. I’ve just arrived in town.

SEAMUS

I’ll call him over. He’ll be surprised to see you.

MARTY (to himself).

I’m sure he would be.

SEAMUS

I’m sorry?

MARTY

No, no… It’s okay. I’d like to surprise him in my own time.

SEAMUS

Oh, okay then. I must say though Mister Eastwood; you’re looking mighty good for your years. You must be close to sixty as you were in your late teens when I met you, but you don’t look much above the age of forty.

MARTY

Thank you very much. It’s probably the moisturizer I use. I also try and keep away from UV rays.

SEAMUS

UV what?

MARTY

Never mind.

SEAMUS

Come and meet my family and have a drink with us Mister Eastwood. Young William has grown a bit since the last time you saw him.

MARTY

I’m sure he has Seamus. I’d love to, but I’ve got to be somewhere in a minute. Tell you what, I’ll meet up with you when I get back and we can have a chat.

SEAMUS

Oh, okay then. Take care now. See you shortly.

Seamus leaves Marty and heads back into the party.

Doc comes out of hiding. Scott also comes over.

DOC

That was close.

MARTY

This is why you shouldn’t be here at this party Doc. None of us should. Right Scott, where’s Chuck Tannen?

Doc, Marty and Scott scan the square for Chuck Tannen but cannot see him. His gang are there alone.

SCOTT

Damn, he’s gone already.

Scott rushes off.

Marty and Doc see Seamus talking to people and pointing out “Clint Eastwood”. Doc hides behind Marty so he isn’t seen.

Ext Blacksmith. Scott runs down the street to the Tannen’s house. He looks through the window in the side door of the house and sees Chuck Tannen has the slightly younger Scott pinned up against the wall. He is gasping for breath as Chuck has him around the throat. The Slightly older Scott watching through the window rubs his throat remembering the pain.

SUZY

Let go of him!

CHUCK

Why what ya gonna do about it if I don’t?

SUZY

This!

Suzy throws a punch which hits Chuck square in the jaw and sends him flying into the sideboard. A vase falls on Chuck’s head and he’s out for the count. Younger Scott holds his throat and catches his breath.

YOUNGER SCOTT

Where did you learn to throw a punch like that?

SUZY

Self-defense class. Come on, let’s go.

Younger Scott grabs his palmtop computer and then he and Suzy go to leave through the side door of the house. Older Scott sees the two of them heading his way and tries to get out of the way. Younger Scott runs out and straight into older Scott. They both fall to the ground. The palmtop is knocked out of his hand. Suzy grabs it. Older Scott rolls and crawls away under a hedge quick. Younger Scott gets to his feet.

YOUNGER SCOTT

Who was that?

SUZY

Dunno, but they had the same fancy dress outfit as you on. Come on I can hear Chuck coming to..

Chuck moans as he regains consciousness, and younger Scott and Suzy sprint down the street.

Marty arrives at the scene after just missing younger Scott and Suzy.

Chuck runs out of the house and sees Marty.

CHUCK (angrily).

Hey, did you just see two punks running off. They were robbing my house.

MARTY (caught off guard).

I… I…

Chuck sees younger Scott and Suzy down the street.

CHUCK

Never mind…

Chuck sprints after younger Scott and Suzy.

Older Scott comes up to Marty.

SCOTT

We missed him. Come on we can see if he has anything left in the house.

Marty and Scott try the front door. It opens.

SCOTT

They’re so trusting in these days. Nobody ever locks the front door.

They go in.

Int. Chuck’s bedroom. Scott discovers a pile a papers on the floor. He picks them up.

SCOTT

I can’t believe we missed this.

MARTY

What is it?

SCOTT

On my palmtop I had your story about traveling in time. Chuck’s managed to find it and copy important details out.

Scott and Marty scan through the information.

MARTY

There are dates, times and places of where we’ll be in the future. Things that’ll happen.

SCOTT

Look, here’s a picture of the flux capacitor. Oh no, he’s also downloaded my project I’m doing at school. The history of Hill Valley.

MARTY

With information like this, someone could make a lot of money… And get power.

SCOTT

Become Mayor even.

Marty and Scott look at each other.

SCOTT

We’ve got to destroy this.

Ext. Trash can. Marty and Scott loads the papers in the trash.

MARTY

I found these in the kitchen.

Marty produces a box of matches. He sets light to it and drops it in the bin. The papers set light and disintegrate.

Scott pulls a printout he had about Chuck Tannen’s life. It reads “Chuck Tannen, the legend of Hill Valley”. After a few moments it erases.

SCOTT

It erased!

MARTY

What was it?

SCOTT

I found an article on the net about how Chuck made his millions.

MARTY

Let me see that.

Scott hands his father the blank piece of paper.

MARTY

The article was never even written now. That means Chuck Tannen doesn’t get any information on the future and make money. We’ve done it son, history as it was meant to be is back on course.

SCOTT

We’ve still got to get to Doc’s farm. Chuck cuts the pipes on the airplane. And I still don’t have my palmtop.

MARTY

Doc’s farm? Airplane.

SCOTT

We stayed with Doc on his farm. I didn’t get the chance to tell you. Doc fixed the DeLorean up with a bi-plane to get it back to the future there. Chuck followed us back and cut the fuel line. We nearly crashed.

MARTY

Nearly? I gather you didn’t though.

SCOTT

No, it was close though.

MARTY

So, it’ll be close again. You’ll still get back to 2015; Chuck won’t get his hands on your palmtop and will come home empty handed. Those articles wouldn’t have changed into blank sheets if he had.

SCOTT

Oh, yeah, it must turn out okay then. We don’t need to stop him.

MARTY

You can’t have lost your computer here. It must be in 2015.

SCOTT (puzzled).

Sounds plausible… I think. We’d better go home then.

Ext. Courthouse Square. Marty and Scott head back and witness Old Doc’s car driving away with Chuck Tannen hanging onto the back.

MARTY

I hope Doc has kept out of trouble.

SCOTT

With any luck he’ll be hiding around behind the stand.

Marty and Scott head through the crowd. Seamus McFly catches up with Marty.

SEAMUS

Hey, hey, Mister Eastwood, Mister Eastwood!

Marty stops to acknowledge Seamus.

MARTY

Hi Seamus.

SEAMUS

Mister Eastwood, have you attended to your little matter yet?

MARTY

Yes, everything’s great now, couldn’t be better.

SEAMUS

Great, you can come and join my family for a drink now; they’d love to meet you. I’ve told them times about the legend of Clint Eastwood, the bravest man in the west; the man who put Mad Dog Tannen in his place.

Marty blushes.

MARTY

Okay Seamus, I’d love to. I’ve got to be going shortly, but I’m sure it won’t hurt to stay a little longer.

Seamus notices Scott through his fancy dress costume.

SEAMUS

Why, if it isn’t young Charlie Chaplin. Do you two know each over?

MARTY

Yeah, we’re good buddies.

Marty pats Scott on the back.

SCOTT

Hello again Mister McFly.

SEAMUS

Is your girlfriend not with you Charlie?

SCOTT

She’s not my girlfriend; she’s just a friend. She had to leave.

SEAMUS

Oh, okay. You’ll come over as well won’t you young Charlie?

SCOTT

I’d love to.

Seamus takes Marty and Scott over to the rest of the McFly family. On the way through the crowd they pass Butch Tannen, who is with his wife Gertrude.

Butch gives Seamus a dirty look as he passes. Seamus ignores him. Marty passes next, and Butch sticks his foot out. Marty falls to the ground.

The crowd surrounding stop suddenly and turn to see what’s going on. Marty jumps to his feet and confronts Butch. Butch fronts up to Marty.

MARTY

Hey, watch what you’re doing dork.

BUTCH (sarcastically).

Oh, I’m sorry; did I accidentally trip you up?

MARTY

That was no accident!

BUTCH

Well, what’re you going to do about it?

SEAMUS

Just leave it. He’s not worth the effort.

After giving Butch a long glare, Marty turns and starts to walk away.

BUTCH (Calling after).

What’s the matter with you…? Chicken?

Marty stops in his tracks, turns round to face Butch with a look that could kill. He doesn’t say anything.

BUTCH

I’m right aren’t I? You’re nothing but a big scaredy chicken!

Seamus pushes in front of Marty.

BUTCH

Look, he even gets an old man to fight his battles for him.

Butch makes chicken noises and waves his arms as if a chicken were flapping its wings. Members of the crowd make nervous laughter.

Marty looks as if he’s going to explode.

1985 Doc has now made his way over and is standing with Scott.

SEAMUS

You don’t know who you’re dealing with here Tannen.

BUTCH

He looks like a big chicken to me.

SEAMUS

He could sort you out with his arms tied behind his back.

MARTY

Leave it Seamus. He’s not worth it.

SEAMUS

This is the man who put your father in his place Tannen.

BUTCH

Huh?

SEAMUS

This here is Clint Eastwood; the bravest man ever to set foot in Hill Valley.

BUTCH

Clint Eastwood? It can’t be?

SEAMUS

He’s the man who finally stood up to your father, Buford Tannen, gave him what for and stopped him from bullying the townsfolk. From that day forth, forty years ago, Buford Tannen lost his respect and dignity and made the Tannen family stand out as the cowardice bullies that they really are.

BUTCH

But… but… It can’t be Clint Eastwood. He’s… dead?

SEAMUS

He didn’t die after all so it seems. Here he is in the flesh. Now you’d better apologize to him before you get him any angrier than he already is.

BUTCH

Apologize. You must be kidding. Come on Gertrude, we’re going.

Butch and his wife, Gertrude make a swift exit. The music starts up again and the crowd

Continue dancing. Marty looks at Seamus.

MARTY

Thanks Seamus, that could have been messy.

SEAMUS

Don’t thank me Mister Eastwood, thank your reputation. You’re a bit of a legend around here.

SCOTT

Blimey, you must have made a bit of an impression when you were here before.

DOC (to Marty without Seamus hearing).

You’ve been here before? What’s going on Marty?

MARTY

You’ll find out all in good time Doc.

Seamus notices Doc in his wizard outfit. He doesn’t notice the difference in age under the make up.

SEAMUS

Emmett, are you still here? I thought you’d gone home.

DOC

I… I thought I’d hang around a bit longer.

SEAMUS

Come and join us all, and have a drink.

Seamus leads Marty, Scott Doc and Einstein to his family. The camera pans around the party and shows the townsfolk enjoying the remainder of a great night, listening to 1920’s period music.

Ext. Road leading away from Courthouse Square. Marty, Doc, Scott and Einstein are making their way away from the party.

MARTY

Well that went okay. That was really strange meeting the family. I remember most of them from when I was a kid, but they were a lot older.

DOC

We’d better get you back home. The space time continuum is a thin line. I hope you haven’t altered any of their timelines or anything.

MARTY

Don’t worry Doc; I’m sure it’ll be cool.

DOC

That was getting really confusing. What was I doing here in 1925? How do I you’re your ancestor Marty? It’s going to be really hard acting surprised when all this comes about.

MARTY

Just put it to the back of your mind Doc.

Suddenly a gang of five men jumps out of an alleyway and ambush Marty. Doc and Scott are kept at bay. The men have scarves wrapped around their heads to hide their appearances.

SCOTT

Get off him!

Marty is bundled into a car. Scott and Doc are pushed to the ground as the last of the men get into the car and it drives off. Einstein barks after the car.

DOC

Great Scott!

SCOTT

Tannen! It must be. Come on, we’ve got to save dad.

Scott rushes off leaving Doc walking behind.

Ext. Tannen’s Blacksmith barn. Butch Tannen and his henchmen have Marty bound and gagged in his barn. Butch picks a rope up and starts tying it at one end in a loop. The horses that are in the barn shuffle uneasily at the commotion.

BUTCH

It was a bad mistake coming back into town Mister Eastwood.

Marty struggles but cannot get free.

BUTCH

You thought you’d make my father look a fool did you? People used to laugh at him in the street when I was a child. He became the joke of the town. Brought to his knees by a punk kid called Clint Eastwood. I always vowed that if he ever showed up again I would finish him off for my father. It looks like I’m finally going to get my wish. Is there anything you want to say before I string you up?

One of Butch’s henchmen unties Marty’s gag.

MARTY (Gasping for breath).

Let me go Tannen.

BUTCH

No word of an apology then? It was you who put my father into an early grave.

MARTY

Apologize for that lowlife? You must be joking? Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen was a thug and a cowardice bully. I just showed the townsfolk what he was really like.

BUTCH

And now you’re going to pay.

Butch’s henchman gag Marty again and Butch puts the noose around his neck.

Scott bursts into the barn with a lump of wood he’s found.

SCOTT

Untie him now!

Butch and the other men laugh at Scott.

Scott angrily lashes out with the wood attacking Marty’s captives.

One falls to the ground as he is hit, but as Scott does so, the others grab him and hold him tight.

BUTCH

Wanna be next?

Butch throws the other end of rope over the crossbeams of the barn.

SCOTT

Get off me!

BUTCH

Shut him up boys.

Scott gets a wallop and decides to be quiet.

Butch calls one of his horses over and ties the other end of the rope to it.

BUTCH

Say your prayers Mister Eastwood.

Marty wriggles in panic.

Butch walks the horse across the room and Marty is raised into the air hanging by his neck. He struggles to breathe.

Butch laughs at Marty.

SCOTT

No!

Scott struggles but cannot get free.

Marty dangles from the beams fighting to stay conscious. His legs kick everywhere.

A few moments pass and then suddenly Chief Constable Strickland bursts into the barn with several officers pointing guns.

STRICKLAND

Drop him Tannen.

BUTCH

Damn.

Butch doesn’t move.

Strickland clicks the safety catch on his gun.

STRICKLAND

I mean it Tannen.

Butch puts his hands in the air, and an officer walks the horse back dropping Marty to the ground.

STRICKLAND

All of you, down on the ground!

Butch and his gang get on the ground.

Scott rushes over to Marty.

Strickland stands on Butch’s back to keep him down.

BUTCH

Take it easy Constable. We were only having a bit of fun. We weren’t being serious.

All the officers begin to handcuff the gang.

STRICKLAND

I’m sure the guy you strung up found it funny Tannen. Is attempted murder how you get your kicks? You’ll get at least ten years for this.

Strickland sniffs.

STRICKLAND

Is that liquor I can smell on your breath Tannen?

TANNEN

I dunno Constable. I can’t remember what liquor smells like; it’s been so long since I drank any as the alcohol prohibition forbids us to drink it.

STRICKLAND

It sure smells like it Tannen. If I find you’ve got alcohol on the premises, that’s another charge I can get you sent down for.

Another officer calls Strickland.

OFFICER

Sir, I’ve found something.

STRICKLAND

What is it?

OFFICER

It’s some kind of distillery.

STRICKLAND

Running an illegal distillery Tannen? Oh dear, oh dear, this isn’t looking good for you is it?

Butch groans.

STRICKLAND

Right clean up here boys. Get the two captives. We’ll need them to give statements.

Strickland looks around but discovers that Marty and Scott have vanished from the barn.

STRICKLAND

Where the hell have they gone?

Ext. Street. Marty, Scott, Doc and Einstein are hurrying off into the night. Marty is rubbing his sore neck, which has rope burns on.

MARTY (Croaking).

That was too close for comfort.

DOC

We’ve got to get back to 2015 before anything else happens. We can’t let the police catch up with us. I gather the timeline is back on track now Scott. Are you sure there’s nothing else we’ve got to do before we go?

SCOTT

All I can tell you Doc is that Chuck Tannen has gone off to seek revenge with my other self, but it turns out okay; my web print out shows he doesn’t get his hands on my computer. There’s nothing to worry about. Junior should be at home safe and sound and out of prison.

DOC

I do hope you’re right.

Ext. Brown Farm. Old Doc’s car pulls up outside the farm. Chuck runs and hides behind a bush. Old Doc, Clara, Younger Scott, Suzy and Edison the dog get out of the car.

YOUNGER SCOTT

Hey Doc, can we see the DeLorean now?

OLD DOC

Okay, but we shan’t leave until the morning. I want a good night’s sleep before we go. It’s going to be a long day.

YOUNGER SCOTT

Or a short Century.

Old Doc leads everyone to the barn he’s been fixing the DeLorean. Inside there is an almighty workshop with cranes and all sorts of futuristic gadgets. On the far side is the DeLorean with Doc’s bi-plane attached to the top.

SUZY

Oh wow!

YOUNGER SCOTT

Woah!

OLD DOC

As the car itself is incapable of reaching 88 miles-per-hour, I’ve rigged the bi-plane’s workings around it. When you get inside the DeLorean, which is a little tricky with the gull-wing doors, and turn the ignition, the plane starts up.

YOUNGER SCOTT

So we’re flying the plane from inside the DeLorean? That’s amazing!

OLD DOC

It’ll make do so we can get to 1985. Then I can get it to the 22nd Century to fix up so you can take it back to 2015 and replace it where you found it.

SUZY

Can we take it for a test run?

OLD DOC

No. We’ll leave it for the morning. Then we’ll get you back to Sunday, October 27th 1985.

Chuck watches with interest from the barn door. He hides when everyone leaves. When they have all left, Chuck creeps in and looks at the time machine.

CHUCK (To himself).

Time travelers? I’ll sort those future dorks out.

Chuck heads over to the time machine. He opens one of the doors to the DeLorean, which only open a short way. Chuck tries to start it but isn’t having much luck. He looks at what is in the back and picks up a newspaper.

CHUCK

Sunday, October 27th, 1985?

He picks it up, gets out of the DeLorean and tucks it in his jacket. He then pulls out a flick knife and starts cutting the fuel line.

(Fades).

(October 26th 2015 6am).

Ext. McFly Household. The DeLorean booms back into 2015 and drives into Marty’s drive. Doc, Marty Scott and Einstein get out of the car.

MARTY

Everything seems to be okay. The cars are now grounded. This will take some getting used to. I can only remember 2015 with flying cars. I remember when I first got back from 1955 to 1985. It took a day or so before everything felt normal and I started getting the memories of the new timeline.

DOC

Come on Marty lets see if your other son is home. If Chuck Tannen didn’t have any information on the future everything should be back to normal and he should be out of prison.

Int. McFly household. Marty leads Doc into the house followed by Scott. Marty and Doc head through to the sitting room whilst Scott pauses to pick up a newspaper – USA Today Hill Valley Edition. Thursday October 22nd 2015. The headline reads “Youth Jailed”. The sub-headline reads “Martin McFly Junior Arrested For Theft”. There is also an article at the side which reads “President Schwarzenegger to visit Hill Valley”.

SCOTT

Oh no!

Int. Marty Junior’s bedroom. Marty and Doc discover an empty bedroom.

MARTY

Something’s wrong, I just know it.

DOC

Maybe he’s at a friend’s house or something.

MARTY

Junior doesn’t have any friends. Remember what my old man was like back in the fifties? He was the total opposite of Scott.

DOC

Let’s look around before we jump to any conclusions.

The two head back through the house. Marty sees the front door is still open.

MARTY

Geez, Scott, why don’t you ever close doors behind you?

DOC

Where’s he gone?

The two head towards the door and look outside.

Ext. Driveway. The DeLorean is gone.

DOC

Great Scott!

MARTY

Oh no! This is heavy!

Int. Suzy’s bedroom. Suzy is still fast asleep. Her cell phone starts ringing. She wakes up and looks at the display to see who it is.

SUZY

Scott? What does he want?

Suzy answers the phone.

SUZY

What do you want at this time?

She listens to Scott.

SUZY

Back to 1985? Now?

She listens more.

SUZY

You’ve been back to 1925 again? When?

She listens some more.

SUZY

Okay, Okay, I’ll be five minutes.

Suzy hangs up.

Ext. Suzy’s house. Scott waits for Suzy. He looks at his watch.

SCOTT (to himself).

Damn, I forgot to correct the time.

Scott fiddles with his watch, and keeps looking in the DeLorean to check the time.

Eric Wilson is out on an early morning jog. He passes along the street and sees Scott.

ERIC

Hey, Scotty!

Scott looks up and sees Eric. Scott looks unenthusiastic to see him. Eric stops jogging to talk.

SCOTT

Hello Eric.

ERIC

What’re you doing here? Visiting your new girlfriend?

SCOTT

She’s not my girlfriend.

Eric walks around the DeLorean admiringly.

ERIC

Nice wheels McFly. What are you doing with them? Joyriding?

SCOTT

I’m just borrowing it. It’s nothing.

ERIC

Let’s get a look outside.

SCOTT

No, don’t.

Eric pushes past Scott and gets in the DeLorean.

ERIC

What’s all this in here mate? There’s buttons and flashy things everywhere.

Eric continues to look around in the DeLorean.

Suzy comes out of her house and sees Scott.

SUZY (amazed).

How did you manage to get hold of the time machine again Scott?

Eric pops his head out of the DeLorean.

ERIC

Time machine?

SUZY

What’s he doing here?

SCOTT

He just turned up.

ERIC (Getting excited).

Is this really a time machine?

Int. McFly household. Marty is searching Scott’s room. Doc looks on.

DOC

What are you looking for Marty?

MARTY

I bet he’s gone to find that girl. Suzy or whatever her name is.

DOC

Why? Why’s he taken the DeLorean?

MARTY

Something must be wrong with what we did in 1925. We haven’t changed something back or messed something up. Our only hope is if he’s with her. She’ll know what’s going on.

Marty picks up a piece of paper and reads it.

MARTY

This is it. Suzy Lee. It has her address on it. Come on Doc, we have no time to lose.

Ext Suzy’s house. Suzy and Scott have radiation suits on fueling up the DeLorean. They finish and remove the hoods.

SUZY

So, 1985 it is. Do you really think Biff Tannen was the one who took your computer?

SCOTT

It’s definitely not in 1925. The timeline from then changed. It was at some point after then. As we only went to 1985 after that it must be there; it’s our only hope Suzy. October 27th 1985, when you were looking after me over at Hilldale. That was the only time it could have happened.

SUZY

I can’t believe you’ve been back to 1925 again and you were that guy… YOU bumped into outside Chuck’s house.

SCOTT

It didn’t happen the first time around.

SUZY

Does Eric really have to come with us?

SCOTT

He’s heard everything; he won’t stay behind now.

Eric pops his head out of the DeLorean

ERIC

Where are we gonna go? The past? The future?

SCOTT

Don’t touch anything!

Eric disappears back inside.

Scott and Suzy start to get out of their radiation suits.

SUZY

He’ll cause nothing but trouble.

SCOTT

It’s a chance we’ve got to take.

SUZY

Right we’ve set the time circuits and entered October 27th 1985. That’s the plutonium sorted. Is there anything else?

SCOTT

No, that’s it all; let’s get this over with and get back home.

They put the radiation suits and the box of capsules back inside.

Marty and Doc arrive at speed in Marty’s car.

SCOTT

Oh, no. It’s my dad. Get in.

Marty jumps out of his car as Scott and Suzy squeeze in the DeLorean with Eric.

MARTY

Scott! Wait!

Scott pulls the gullwing door down and hits the gas.

MARTY

No! Scott!

In the distance three sonic booms are heard.

Ext. Country lane. Another three sonic booms are heard; the DeLorean appears and brakes to a halt. It’s covered in ice.

Int. DeLorean.

SUZY

So did we make it then?

ERIC (hurriedly)

Let’s get out and have a look then.

Eric pushes his way out of the cramped DeLorean. Scott and Suzy follow. Eric closes the doors behind them. They are parked near a bushed area next to a park with tents in. There are people in the distance with long hair and wearing colorful clothes.

SUZY

Hippies? This doesn’t much look like 1985. Scott, when were hippies about?

SCOTT

The nineteen sixties. My parents were born when hippies were about.

Eric heads towards the tents.

SCOTT

Where are you going? We’ve come to the wrong year. I don’t know how though, I made sure I put in the correct date.

ERIC

Come on Scotty, don’t be a wuss. This looks like a great place to check out. Where’s your sense of adventure?

SCOTT

Eric?

ERIC

What’s up?

SCOTT

You were alone in the DeLorean whilst we put the plutonium in? You wouldn’t happen to have anything to do with this do you?

ERIC

Come on, we can go to boring old 1985 in a bit. We’ve got all the time in the world. Let’s check out somewhere with a bit more kick first.

SUZY

It’s a time machine Eric, not a toy. Have you ever stopped to wonder what can happen if you screw up events in history?

ERIC

Yeah, I’ve seen the Outer Limits and other TV shows on that sort of stuff. Quite frightening isn’t it? That’s why I chose to come here…

SCOTT

You idiot Eric, we’re risking it enough by going to 1985 to sort out events already messed up.

ERIC (annoyed)

Don’t call me an idiot.

SCOTT (fronting up to Eric)

Well you are an idiot. I want a home to go to. What will you do if when we get home and you find out you don’t even exist?

ERIC (pushing Scott back)

Well that’s not going to happen is it?

SCOTT (pushing Eric harder and getting angry)

You don’t get it do you? When I first went back to 1985 with Suzy, we ran into Griff Tannen’s dad, so we decided to come back home. If I hadn’t changed my mind last minute and change the dates on the display we wouldn’t have gone back to 1925 in the first place and…

SUZY (butting in sounding annoyed)

You changed the date? In the DeLorean? You caused that accident?

SCOTT

I… Err…

SUZY (angrily)

I don’t believe this. If you hadn’t been so stupid, none of this would have ever happened. We would have got back home from 1985 and that would’ve been an end to it. I thought you’d learned you lesson after bumping into Griff’s dad.

SCOTT

What can I say? I’m sorry.

SUZY

It’s a bit late saying you’re sorry now. You could’ve got us killed.

SCOTT

Aw, come on Suzy, we had a great adventure. Something to tell the grandkids.

SUZY

It’s not a joke. We’re stuck here in nineteen sixty-wherever we are. We’ve still got to get to 1985 to sort out Biff Tannen and end this before 2015 doesn’t exist at all. Come on lets go home.

Suzy looks round and discovers Eric is missing.

SUZY

Where the hell is Eric?

SCOTT

Oh no, he’s done a runner.

SUZY

I’ll kill him! I’m going to get him. He must have gone to that hippy commune over there.

SCOTT

We can’t leave the DeLorean. It’s not locked.

SUZY

Lock it then.

Scott tries the handle of the DeLorean, but it’s too cold to touch. He pulls his hand back and shakes it.

SCOTT

Yow.

SUZY

You wuss. I’ll see you later.

Suzy heads off to the hippy camp.

SCOTT

You can’t just leave me here.

Suzy ignores Scott and breaks into a jog.

SCOTT

Hey!

Scott takes his jacket off, wraps it round his hand and pulls on the handle of the DeLorean and opens it. He climbs in and starts the ignition. He closes the door.

Int. DeLorean.

SCOTT (to himself)

Why can’t we all just stick together?

Scott goes to drive off, but the DeLorean cuts out.

SCOTT

Damn!

Scott tries in vain to restart the DeLorean.

SCOTT (frustrated)

Aww… C’mon!

Ext DeLorean. Scott has now got out of the DeLorean and is pushing it into a bushed area.

Ext. Field. With the DeLorean now locked up and covered in branches, Scott tosses the keys slightly in the air and catches it. He heads off towards the hippy camp.

SCOTT

Here we go again…

Ext. Hippy camp. Scott walks through the tents and notices that it is quite a large commune. A couple of the hippy men are lounging around and staring at Scott.

HIPPY 1

Hey cool threads dude. Seriously wacko! Where did you thumb those from?

SCOTT

Err… J C Penney I think.

HIPPY 2

Where on Mustafar is that?

SCOTT (looking strangely at the hippies with their weird dialect).

Lone Pine Mall. Hey guys, have you seen a girl and a boy about my age passing through here wearing similar clothes to me? I’ve lost track of them.

HIPPY 2

I aint seen a raspberry but the smog in the sky. You want some of me cone fly?

The hippy holds out a decidedly dodgy looking cigarette towards Scott.

SCOTT

Erm, no thanks. I’d better keep looking for my friends.

HIPPY 2

Suit yourself. You wanna hang back in life and quit buzzing around all over the place. Your gonna miss out what’s going on around you, and the future’ll be here before you know it.

SCOTT

Okay, whatever. See you later.

Scott heads off again. He sees a group of hippies lighting camp fires with strange looking lighters and others fiddling with contraptions which look somewhat like hand-held games.

SCOTT (to himself).

What the hell? Those weren’t around in the sixties It shouldn’t be like this here. Biff doesn’t get his hands on my palm-top until 1985.

Scott goes towards another hippy; a young woman.

SCOTT

Hi, can you help me? I’m looking for Hill Valley.

HIPPY 3

Hill Valley? Why sure cutie. Head through those trees at the edge of the camp and it’s just beyond there. You can’t miss it.

SCOTT

Okay, thanks.

HIPPY 3

Mind how you go. It’s a rough place.

SCOTT (to himself).

Rough?

Scott heads to the nearby trees.

Ext. Other side of trees. Scott heads out and looks up. His jaws drop at what he sees. First of all he sees a huge, floating “Welcome to Hill Valley” sign in the sky. Beyond it he sees that Hill Valley is full of towering buildings, high speed flying vehicles and monorails at all angles. Everything is decorated all flower power design. It all looks very 1960s but with a huge technological kick.

SCOTT

Woah! The Jetsons or what?

Scott walks off towards Hill Valley.

Ext. Monorail Station at the edge of town. Scott sees a sign saying “Courthouse Square” above a lift entrance. He travels up the lift and up to the monorail platform. People waiting for the monorail are dressed in 1960s fashions. On woman is wearing a miniskirt and sports a beehive hairstyle. A man is wearing a flower power shirt and thick rimmed glasses. The monorail arrives in the platform.

MONORAIL ANNOUNCEMENT

Boarding for Hilldale, Lone Pine Mall and Courthouse Square.

Scott boards with the other people waiting. The monorail moves off and Scott looks out of the window in awe of all the psychedelic buildings and signs everywhere. A sign at the first stop shows “Drink Pepsi, the grooviest drink in the world”. What appears to be cars and other flying objects whiz by constantly.Scott sees another sign at another stop which reads “Prevent smog, ride the Monorail”. Next Scott sees an electronic display sign. It flashes up the weather report and driving conditions. Then a date appears; 10.26.15.

SCOTT (in shock).

October 26th 2015? It can’t be.

Scott looks at all the people sitting around in mild panic.

SCOTT (to himself).

What’s going on?

The monorail stops again and everybody gets up. Scott follows.

Ext. Courthouse Square. Scott leaves the station and heads into the square. The first thing he sees is the Clocktower which still reads 10:04. Above it is a huge tower with a sign which reads “Courthouse Mall: 900 stores of pure excellence”. Loads of people are bustling around. The square is completely pedestrianized.

Scott walks around looking at all the futuristic shops. The Texaco garage has what looks like space rockets parked on top of it with robots tinkering around with them. The cinema is “showing again” the movie “Psycho” in “360-degree holo-vision”.

Scott heads into the “Flower Power” Café bemused. He looks around at peace logos and doves painted on the wall. “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by the Beatles is heard playing in the background. The customers in the café are a mixture of hippies in robes and beads, and youths in bright colored miniskirts and shirts sitting on chairs which resemble large beanbags. A waitress comes over to speak to Scott.

WAITRESS (pointing to a table).

Please take a seat, and choose what you would like from the data pad.

Scott notices that the waitress is made of metal, even though she resembles an attractive young woman.

SCOTT

Errr. Okay, thanks.

WAITRESS

If you press the top left side of the screen today’s special offers will display.

SCOTT

Cheers.

Scott sits on a beanbag chair and the waitress robot girls heads away. A table automatically unfolds in front of him. It has a huge flower painted in it. The circular center of it turns around to reveal a screen.

DATAPAD

Please speak your selection and press your thumb to the bottom of the screen.

SCOTT

Errr… Can I just have a Pepsi please?

DATAPAD

Classic, Perfect, Caffeine Free, Vitamin Enriched, Added Iron or Recoup?

SCOTT

What? Just a Pepsi Perfect Please.

DATAPAD

Regular, Cherry, Lemon, Cinnamon, Raspberry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Blueberry or Tomato?

SCOTT (baffled).

Regular I suppose?

DATAPAD

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, Supersize or Pitcher?

SCOTT (getting annoyed).

Medium! This is ridiculous. I only want a drink.

DATAPAD

Please press your thumb to the plate at the bottom please.

SCOTT

Yeah, whatever!

Scott presses the plate with his thumb. The screen flips back round into the center of the flower picture. Scott idly looks out of the window. Another section of the table opens up and a mechanical arm comes out of it. Scott looks round at it and it shines a red light into his right eye.

SCOTT (startled).

Yow!

The arm shines a light into Scott’s left eye.

SCOTT

C’mon! Cut it out.

Scott swats the mechanical arm and it disappears back into the table.

SCOTT

What the hell was all that in aid of?

Scott looks round at the door of the café. A shutter has shut down in front of the door. Scott gets out of his seat in a mild panic and heads to the shutter. He tries in vain to lift it. Everyone in the café is looking at him.

SCOTT (to himself).

Oh poo! What have I done?

Scott rushes through to the restrooms knocking the robot waitress out of the way.

Int. Café Restroom. Scott discovers a locked window. He tries unsuccessfully to open it. He sees a robot trash can on the floor moving round. He grabs it and smashes the window. Scott knocks the loose glass out of the way and climbs through.

Ext. Alleyway. Scott brushes himself down and makes a run for it down the alleyway. He comes out onto the main road and bumps into a large figure. Scott looks up to discover the person resembles a Tannen wearing a futuristic-looking police uniform. Tannen grabs Scott’s arm with a vice-like grip.

TANNEN

Going somewhere?

SCOTT

Nowhere in particular. What can I do for you?

Tannen’s eyes roll round revealing two red lights. He looks into Scott’s eyes and shines two red beams into them.

SCOTT

Woah!

Scott notices that this Tannen is actually a robot. A more realistic looking robot than the waitress in the café.

SCOTT (whimpering).

You’re… you’re… a robot! You’re the T-T-Terminator?

ROBOT-TANNEN

What is your name?

SCOTT

Wha???

ROBOT-TANNEN

Please give me your full name.

SCOTT

My name? Its… Erm… Arnold. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

ROBO-TANNEN

What? The Ex-President?

SCOTT

Eh?

ROBOT-TANNEN

Your scans tell me you are a Scott Seamus McFly. 06-30-2000 to 10-31-2045. Can you tell me how you came to be in possession of these retinal details?

SCOTT

Well.. I Errr…

ROBOT-TANNEN

Could you please confirm to me that on Sunday October 27 2115 at 13:17 you attempted to use scans of the deceased civilian Scott Seamus McFly to purchase goods from Flower Power Café?

SCOTT

2115?

ROBOT-TANNEN

Yes that is correct Sunday October 27 2115. Could you please confirm that you attempted to…

SCOTT (Interrupting).

2115! How can that be? This is the 1960’s isn’t it. The Tannens have used technology to make it futuristic and… This is getting confusing…

ROBOT-TANNEN

I am going to have to place you under arrest.

SCOTT

Woah!

Scott points behind the Robot-Tannen.

SCOTT (Shouting in alarm).

Look out! That guy’s pointing a gun!

The Robot Tannen spins round to see what’s going on and in doing so, Scott manages to get free from the grip of the Robot Tannen and make a run for it. After realizing that there is nobody behind, the Robot Tannen turns back and sees Scott is making a getaway.

ROBOT-TANNEN

Stop in the name of the law!

Scott dodges around some trash and around a corner. The Robot-Tannen shoots laser shots after him. It then starts to run after Scott, then makes a small jump into the air.Out of the Robot-Tannen’s metal boots forms a sort of hoverboard with rocket boosters on the back of it. The board shoots flames out of the back of it as it kicks into life, and the Robot-Tannen gives chase.

Ext. Courthouse Square. Scott runs into the square knocking pedestrians out of the way. He looks over his shoulder and sees the Robot-Tannen hurtling after him on his rocket-board. Scott dodges a laser blast shot at him and runs as fast as he can up the courthouse steps into the mall.

Int. Courthouse Mall. Scott runs and slides across the shiny floor of the mall. He heads down an escalator towards the underground shopping area. Robot-Tannen crashes through the glass front doors of the mall leaving glass shattered everywhere. It doesn’t see where Scott has gone and heads along the same floor of the mall.Scott is downstairs out of breath, hiding behind a pillar. He makes a dash for it and the Robot-Tannen sees him over the balcony. Robot-Tannen jumps over the ledge and after him. Scott runs into a clothing store followed shortly after by the Robot-Tannen.

Int. Clothing Store. The Robot-Tannen’s rocket-board closes up back into its boots and heads through the store. It smashes racks of clothing out of the way searching for Scott. Customers flee in fear. After a while of unsuccessful searching, it looks up at a row of shop manikins modeling, and sees Scott striking a pose. Before it can react, Scott swings a metal bar off of a stand and knocks the Robot-Tannen’s head clean off. It falls to the floor.

SCOTT

Yes! Back at ya!

Scott looks around the store and quickly makes an exit through the back of the store

Ext. Yard out the back of the store Scott sneaks out of a fire escape and across the yard which serves several stores. Around the yard he sees workers loading and unloading futuristic looking vehicles with hovering fork-lift type vehicles. He heads up some steps and out onto a back service road. He looks around the corner and sees half a dozen identical Robot-Tannen police officers roaming the area looking for him. Suddenly one of them spot him.

ROBOT-TANNEN 2

Stop where you are!

SCOTT

Damn!

Scott ducks back into the yard and runs for his life. He sees a young male shop worker leaving work and getting on to a hovering scooter. Scott runs over to him.

SCOTT

Hey hey hey! Dude! I need to borrow your… Whatever it is?

WORKER

It’s a rocket-board.

SCOTT

I’ll bring it back. I promise. It’s an emergency!

The worker stands bewildered for a moment, and then hands the scooter type rocket-board to Scott. He mounts it and pushes away.

WORKER (calling after Scott).

Just hit the homing button when you’re done mate!

SCOTT

Cheers!

Scott zips across the yard towards another exit. Several Robot-Tannens chase behind him.

SCOTT (to himself).

How do you make this thing go faster?

Scott looks at the board and sees a couple of pads towards the rear of the board. He slams his foot hard on one and shoots forward at speed. A barrier on the exit comes down and Scott dives down before he hits it. The scooter hit it with force, smashing the handle bars clean off it. Scott jumps up grabs the remains of the board and sees it is now just like a hoverboard.

SCOTT

That’s more like it.

He looks round to see the Robot-Tannens gaining fast. He throws the board down, jumps on it, hits the accelerator and shoots off at great speed.

Ext. Courthouse Square.

Scott whizzes back into the square on his rocket-board from behind the courthouse mall as is soon followed by six Robot-Tannens. He narrowly misses a couple of pedestrians and across the square’s pond.

SCOTT (to himself).

Hey! These things work on water!

One of the Robot-Tannens shoot at Scott, who manages to dodge it. He shoots past the café where the robot waitress and other customers look on. A couple of hippy girls outside watch in awe at the moves Scott pulls on the board.

HIPPY GIRL 1

Hey look at him go!

HIPPY GIRL 2

Woah, yeah! Isn’t he like… dreamy!

HIPPY GIRL 1

Yeah, tranquil!

More Robot-Tannens approach from different directions. Scott swerves down the side street and away from his pursuers.

SCOTT (to himself).

I need more speed…

Scott kicks the accelerator pad several times as hard as he can. The board sparks and suddenly doubles in speed.

SCOTT (to himself).

That’s more like it!

The Robot-Tannens increase their speed too and three of them get dangerously close. Scott looks over his shoulder and ducks a laser shot fired at him. He turns back in time to see he’s about to hit a truck. He swerves just in time and misses the truck by a narrow margin. The three Robot-Tannens aren’t quite as lucky. They hit the back of the truck causing the back door to fall open and manure spills over them. Scott looks back to see it says “Jones’s Manure” on the side.

SCOTT (to himself).

Way to go!

Scott sees more Robot-Tannens approaching him fast. Scott realizes he can pull a few tricks on the rocket-board, and performs an impressive display whilst being chased. Scott uses a street sign, to swing on and switch direction. He heads directly through approaching Robot-Tannens causing a number of them to crash into each other. Scott sees a way onto a freeway and takes the opportunity to grab the back of a passing truck heading onto it. Scott looks behind him as he hangs on to the vehicle. He sees there are more Robot-Tannens than he anticipated.

SCOTT (to himself).

Don’t these guys ever give up? Shouldn’t they be chasing real criminals?

The wheels on the truck turn inwards and the vehicle starts to lift upwards as it moves from the freeway up towards the Hill Valley Skyway. The rocket-board Scott is riding won’t lift up with the truck and Scott ends up dangling on to the back of the rising vehicle. He looks in despair at the board as it disappears along with the rest of the ground.

SCOTT (to himself).

That’s a lot of good!

Scott tries to get his footing on the back of the truck but keeps slipping on the bottom bar. He manages to glance over his shoulder to see that the pursuing Robot-Tannens are flying through the air behind him.

SCOTT (to himself).

Hey! No fair! How come their boards work in the air, but mine doesn’t?

A Robot-Tannen shoots a blast at Scott, which causes him to loose his grip. Scott falls slightly and manages to grab the bottom bar of the truck which he was trying get his foot on moments before.The truck moves through a cloudy patch on the skyway.

Other vehicles are passing by, and the Robot Tannen’s continue to fire laser shots at Scott, only missing because of the cloudy conditions.

Scott tries to hoist himself up, but as he is tiring from the chase he can’t pull his body weight up.

Suddenly a shot hits Scott’s left hand.

SCOTT

Yow!

Scott tries to grab the bar again with his burnt hand but he can’t grip it.

SCOTT (to himself).

Oww, it’s numb!

The truck maneuvers up to a higher sky-lane and rises above the clouds. Scott agonizingly continues to dangle by one hand. He keeps trying to use his injured left hand, but it is no use. Suddenly a shot catches Scott’s other hand and he falls from the truck and into the clouds.

SCOTT

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

There is a thump in the clouds and the screen goes black.

Ext. Road near hippy campsite. Suzy heads back alone to where the DeLorean was to find it missing.

SUZY (to herself)

Where the hell are those two? When are we going to get home?

Suzy decides to head back to the camp.

Ext. Hippy camp. Suzy is spotted by the two hippy men that Scott saw earlier.

HIPPY 1

Yo Petal, you lost ya homie?

SUZY

I’ve lost two friends if that’s what you mean?

HIPPY 1

Some dude was lookin’ spaced askin’ about ya. He had mad togs on like you? Is there a theme party going on?

SUZY

You’ve seen them? A white lad and a dark lad?

HIPPY 1

A white dude. In a rush. Didn’t even wanna toke me cone. Riddled with stress.

SUZY

What happened to him? Where did he go?

HIPPY 1

Who?

SUZY

My friend. The white dude as you put it.

HIPPY 1

Oh him? Dunno, just drifted off.

SUZY

I’m going to have a look round to see if they’re around the camp somewhere. I’ll be back in a bit. Could you keep an eye out for me please?

HIPPY 1

Aye aye!

Suzy shakes her head and heads off.

SUZY (to herself).

Where could Scott be?

Int. Dark room. Scott McFly awakes with a start. He sees a silhouette of a woman. Scott squints his eyes and looks to get a better view of her. She looks like Jennifer, Scott’s mother.

SCOTT

Mom? Mom is that you?

Scott squints his eyes and looks at the woman. She looks like Jennifer, Scott’s mother but wearing a sixties dress and a large headband. The room is very retro sixties.

WOMAN

There, there, now, just relax. You’ve been asleep for a couple of hours now.

SCOTT

I had a horrible nightmare, dreamed I went to the future… There were robots… Griff… Lots of them chasing me

WOMAN

There there now, take it easy, you’ve had an accident, you had a nasty blow to you’re head. Don’t worry, you’re safe and sound, now, back in good old 2115.

Scott, now wide awake, sits up suddenly! The woman leans towards him and tries to lie him down again. Scott can’t believe much she looks like his mother. She is 40 years old. Scott sees he is in a bedroom, which has bars on the window.

SCOTT

2115? You’re my ma… you’re my ma…

WOMAN

Hey, take it easy, you need to rest.

SCOTT

You look like my m… Who are you?

WOMAN

My name is Maureen; Maureen McFly.

SCOTT

McFly?

Scott groans.

SCOTT (quietly to himself).

Here we go again…

MAUREEN

Can you tell me your name?

SCOTT

My name? Erm… Arnold Schwarzenegger. Yeah, it’s Arnold Schwarzenegger.

MAUREEN

Wow, you have the same name a president!

SCOTT

Yeah, well you know, I get teased about it all the time. What happened to me? How did I get here?

MAUREEN

My husband John found you. He was on his way to his Grandfather’s in his truck. He was on the skyway on the edge of town, when you fell out of the sky and landed in the back of his truck. You were knocked clean out. What were you doing in the sky?

SCOTT

Erm, I don’t remember? Where is… John isn’t it?

MAUREEN

He’s in the other room. Hold on I’ll call him.

Maureen heads to the door.

MAUREEN (calling through the door).

John! The young man has woken up.

JOHN (calling back).

I’m coming.

MAUREEN (to Scott.)

He’ll be ever so pleased you’re okay, he was ever so worried.

John (40) hurries into the room. Scott gives a look of amazement when he sees him as he looks just like his father, Marty!

MAUREEN

John, this is Arnold, Arnold, this is John.

JOHN

Hey there son, how are you feeling?

SCOTT

A bit confused. Why did you bring me here and not to a hospital?

JOHN

I don’t know really? I had a hunch about you. As if it was my duty to look after you.

MAUREEN

John says you were very lucky to be alive. He said he couldn’t explain why, but it felt as if it would be disastrous for him and the family if he didn’t make sure you were okay. Does that make any sense?

SCOTT

Believe me, it makes perfect sense.

JOHN

It was strange, I gave you a scan, but you don’t show up on living record. You don’t even have a communicator.

MAUREEN

Can we contact your mother? I’m sure she’s worried about you.

Scott starts to climb out of bed.

SCOTT

I’m from outa town.I’m just passing through. Look, thanks for all your help, I’ve gotta go.

Maureen puts her hand on Scott’s shoulder to stop him from going anywhere.

MAUREEN

Nonsense, you’re not going anywhere for the time being. You’ve got to rest, and I’m going to make you better. I wouldn’t sleep if I sent you out in the state you’re in.

JOHN

Make yourself at home; the kids will be back later. You won’t believe how much you look like our Will. It’s almost as if you’re brothers.

MAUREEN

Yes, you do have an uncanny resemblance.

SCOTT (almost to himself)

I can well believe it…

Ext. Hippy camp. Suzy returns to the tent where the hippies she was talking to continue to lounge about.

SUZY

Hi again. Any luck.

HIPPY 1

Luck?

SUZY

Yeah, any luck in seeing my friends pass by?

HIPPY 1

Nope, sorry.

In the distance a thunderous sound is heard.

HIPPY 2

Aww man, it’s gonna soak down.

HIPPY 1

Where’s the clouds? There’s no rain without clouds buzzing about. Nasty black ones.

SUZY

Oh no, I’m going to get wet if it starts raining.

HIPPY 1

Why don’t you stay for some munchies for a while? Maybe your buddies’ll turn up soon.

The hippy offers Suzy a bag of potato chips.

SUZY (hesitant).

Erm, okay then. I’m famished.

Int. McFly household, bedroom. John McFly is checking on Scott.

JOHN

How are you doing?

SCOTT

A bit better, thanks.

JOHN

Maureen has put some dinner on, I bet you’re famished.

SCOTT

I am a bit hungry.

Scott points at the bars on the window.

SCOTT

I was wondering, why do you have bars on your window?

JOHN

We have to; the estate we live on is a bit rough. The Mayor is too greedy with the towns’ money to do anything about it.

SCOTT

The Mayor?

JOHN

Zap Tannen. His family have been running the town for over a century now. If I could afford it, I would move out of this dump of an estate.

SCOTT

Where do you work?

JOHN

Biffco; Zap Tannen’s oil company. It pays peanuts, but at least it’s a job. Times are hard these days, I hate working there. Zap Tannen gets by in life by bullying people. He’s nothing but a crook. He gets away with paying less than minimum wage.

SCOTT

Can’t the police do anything about it?

JOHN

The police? He owns the police. He says jump, and the police ask how high!

SCOTT

Oh yeah the police. Those robots. I’ve seen them.

JOHN

You’ve seen them? He’s had an army of robots designed to look exactly like him. The day the Tannen family are dropped from power is the day I’ll be a very happy man.

SCOTT

I’m sure that day will come.

JOHN

Anyway, I’ll let you rest a bit longer. See you shortly.

John leaves the room.

Suddenly there’s a soft rumble and the room shakes.

SCOTT (to himself).

What the hell was that? An earthquake?

Scott doesn’t notice the bars on the window have vanished. He does notice that the wardrobe had suddenly moved.

SCOTT (to himself).

I’m sure that was on the other wall a minute ago.

He looks around the room nervously.

SCOTT (to himself).

That must’ve been some blow to the head I received.

Ext. Hippy camp. Suzy, who is sitting on a rug outside the hippy tent looks up and sees a guy in flash futuristic clothing passing by, with a flash hat on. On a second glance she realizes it is Eric. Suzy leaps up.

SUZY

Eric!

ERIC

Suzy, hey, how’s it hanging? Where’s Scott?

SUZY

How could you just run off like that? I ran off to find you. I went all over, you were nowhere, so I came back, Scott had gone and the DeLorean had vanished…

Tears start streaming from Suzy’s eyes.

ERIC

Woah, woah, wait a minute. The DeLorean?Gone? It was just there a minute ago.

SUZY

It’s there? I was there less than half an hour ago and it was nowhere to be seen.

ERIC

Don’t panic. I found it covered in branches. I think Scott must’ve covered it over.

SUZY

Oh, thank God! I thought I was going to be stuck in this weird hippy camp in the nineteen-sixties for good!

ERIC

Nineteen-sixties?Suzy, this is Sunday October 27 2115. We’re one hundred years in the future?

SUZY

2115? How can that be? It’s all hippies and flower power!

ERIC

It’s just a revival thing? I think they ran out of new ideas in the future. Didn’t you notice the futuristic gadgets and stuff?

SUZY

I thought that was because Chuck or Biff Tannen changed the past.

ERIC

Come on, do you want to see what Hill Valley looks like now? We’ve got to find Scott.

SUZY

What if we bump into our great grandkids or something?Won’t it screw history up?

ERIC

How can it? This is the future. Our lives have already played out. It’s not like we’re gonna stop ourselves from being born or something.

SUZY

I suppose.

ERIC

Come on, fancy a go on a monorail?

SUZY

Monorail? I don’t want to go sightseeing. I just want to find Scott. I wonder where he is.

Int. Evening. McFly household dining room.

Maureen leads Scott into the dining room where the rest of the McFly family are waiting at the table. Along with John sit Judy McFly (20), Penny McFly (17) and twin brother Will McFly (17). As Maureen mentioned, Will, who is wearing TV specs looks extremely like Scott. What is also very strange is that Penny looks a lot like Suzy!Judy sits tapping a device on her wrist, not really bothered by the visitor at the dinner table. Penny on the other hand seems overjoyed at having Scott there.

PENNY

Hi, Arnold, I’m Penny, why don’t you take a seat next to me?

Penny pulls a seat out and Scott reluctantly sits next to her.

MAUREEN

Penny dear, leave him alone, we don’t want to scare him out of the house.

PENNY

I’m just being friendly mom.

MAUREEN

Arnold, dear let me introduce you. This is Penny, who you’ve already met. This is Judy, our eldest; and this is Will. Isn’t it funny how he looks like you?

SCOTT

Hello.

The McFly kids mutter greetings back.

PENNY

What’s your last name?

SCOTT

Schwarzenegger.

Penny looks at him strangely.

SCOTT

Yeah I know, like the president.

PENNY

President Schwarzenegger? Never heard of him.

Scott looks at Maureen for backup.

MAUREEN

I know there was a Senator in history called Arnold Schwarzenegger, but he never became president.

Scott shrugs his shoulders.

MAUREEN

Anyway, I hope dinner is okay for you. It’s vegetarian. The whole family doesn’t eat meat.

SCOTT

It’s great, thanks. I’m vegetarian as well.

MAUREEN

You will stay the night won’t you? I couldn’t bear the thought of you rushing off into the night. It’s not safe you know out there. What with all the tranks hanging around.

JOHN

Not to mention the lobos.

PENNY

Don’t forget the zipheads! Arnold, you can have my room if you like?

SCOTT

Erm…

MAUREEN

Arnold, you will be fine in the spare room. Don’t listen to Penny, she’s just a flirt.

JOHN

Will! Put those TV specs away, what have I told you about numbing your brain 24-7?

WILL

Aww, dad. I’m watching old classics.

JOHN

I don’t care what your watching, we have a guest, don’t be so rude.

WILL

But it’s Jackie Gleeson dad! It’s the one where Ralph dresses up as the spaceman!

JOHN

The Honeymooners? Why didn’t you say? What channel is he on?

WILL

Channel 2486 dad.

John presses a few buttons on the contraption on his wrist and several huge TV screens pop out around the room. A second later, The Honeymooners is being shown on all the screens around the room.

MAUREEN

Do you have to encourage him John? We try to teach him good habits and you just back down every time.

JOHN

But it’s Jackie Gleeson, the family have been fans for generations! They’re pure classic. Arnold, do you like him?

MAUREEN

I bet he’s never heard of him.

SCOTT

Yeah I have; my family’s mad on him too.

JOHN

Well there we have it then!

MAUREEN (sighing).

Ten-thousand channels and all we watch is something that is one hundred and fifty years old!

The family ignores Maureen and carry on watching TV eating dinner.

Ext. DeLorean. Evening. Suzy and Eric have returned from their search of Scott. It is still covered in foliage.

SUZY

He’s not here either. Where could he be?

ERIC

He’s a bright lad, I’m sure he knows what he is doing.

SUZY

Where else can we look? I would’ve thought he’d come back here when he couldn’t find us.

ERIC

Our best option is to spend the night in the car. It’s a bit cramped in there, but it’s our best option.

SUZY

I hope he makes his way back soon, so we can get out of here. Oh Eric, why did you have to mess around with the dates? I want to get this over and get back home to reality. Whatever that is?

Suzy and Eric clear some foliage away from the DeLorean to clear a door so they can get in.

ERIC

Okay, I admit I shouldn’t have done it, but you have to admit, when you’ve got the potential to go to any time in the history of the planet, it’s just a little bit tempting.

SUZY

I can see your point. It would be great to see what the world was like in Ancient Egypt or even go and see the dinosaurs.

ERIC

You see my point. I mean myself; I want to see where the future is taking us. I know what happened in the past; we did that at school. I want to see what I’ll be like when I’m older, and what my kids are like. What computers are like and what they can do. Isn’t Hill Valley great a hundred years from our time.

Eric opens the door to the DeLorean. The two continue chatting.

SUZY

It’s amazing, Until you get to the Courthouse Square it’s barely recognizable. The only trouble is though, if we found out some bad stuff about the future, what’s it going to be like waiting for those events to come about. You could go mad.

ERIC

Or change it. Stop it from happening in the first place.

SUZY

That’s not a good idea. It’s playing with fire. Come on, let’s get in, it’s getting cold out here. Hang on a minute. Wasn’t the DeLorean parked the other way round earlier?

ERIC

No, it was definitely this way round.

Suzy shakes her head and the two get in the car.

Int. McFly Household. Living Room. The McFly family are busy doing there own things. John and Maureen are looking at a metallic panel in front of them. Judy is still sitting away from everyone tapping the device on her wrist. Will has what looks like a bucket on his head and Scott looks nervously at him as he keeps moving awkwardly throwing his arms about and kicking his legs. Penny enters the room with a panel similar to her parents.

PENNY

Hi Arnold, is Will still playing that stupid game? Grand Theft Auto: Space City. It’s all he ever does.

Amazed, Scott leans to see if he can see inside the helmet.

PENNY

Do you want to help me with me with my homework Arnold?

SCOTT

Erm, yeah, okay. What’s the subject?

PENNY

Genealogy.

SCOTT

Geney what?

PENNY

Genealogy. It’s family history study. You know family trees and stuff.

SCOTT

Really? Cool. I’d like a look at that.

Penny taps at a couple of buttons on her panel and a holographic projection of a tree begins to sprout. At the bottom of the tree, Penelope Louise McFly appears with the date, June 30th 2098 next to it. When Penny presses the side of her name, the names William John McFly, June 30th 2098 and Judith Jade McFly, April 27th 2095 appear on branches next to it.

SCOTT

Will is your twin then?

PENNY

He acts like he’s about ten years old though.

Penny presses the top of her name, and the trunk of the tree rises and two names appear above it. John McFly, May 25th 2077 and Maureen McFly, nee Robinson, August 12th 2077.

PENNY

That’s Mom and Dad. Which way do you want to go now? If you press the middle of the names it’ll give a biog about them with photos and stuff. If you press to the side it’ll show any brothers and sisters they may have.

SCOTT

How do you go further back into history? Their parents?

PENNY

Press the top of the name. Which family do you want to look at? McFly or Robinson?

SCOTT

McFly.

Scott presses above John McFly’s name and Donald McFly, November 12th 2055 appears along with Lola Watkins, November 5th 2055.

SCOTT

November 12th 2055? Wow!

PENNY

What’s so special about that?

SCOTT

Erm… Well, I err… I was looking at the clock tower in town today and it said that it was struck by lightning on November 12th 1955, never to work again. Your Grandfather was born exactly one hundred years after that. The date sort of stuck in my mind.

PENNY

Oh, okay.

Scott taps the top of Donald’s name to see another pair of names. This time Josh McFly, June 23rd 2027 and Ellie Tannen, January 19th 2029 – May 15th 2110 appears.

SCOTT

There’s a Tannen in the family! How can that be?

PENNY

My Great-Grandmother was a bright spark in an otherwise down and out family of Tannens.

SCOTT

So how does that make you related to Zap Tannen, the Mayor of Hill Valley?

PENNY

Mayor? You must’ve been hit over the head pretty badly. Zap Tannen is the local bum. A no good bully he is.

SCOTT

But… I…

Scott shrugs his shoulders in a confused defeated way.

PENNY

Grandma Ellie died young, about five years ago. She was only 81 years old. She didn’t believe in artificial rejuve. She died with all her natural organs and blood. Grandpa Josh thought she was just being stubborn. He’s had the full works, new spleen, colon, hair repair, you know; the usual stuff. He’ll be around for along time yet.

SCOTT (to himself).

Rejuve? Grandpa Josh?

Scott taps above Josh McFly’s name and the family tree grows upwards. Now the names Scott Seamus McFly, June 30th 2000 to October 31st 2045 and Suzy May Lee McFly May 7th 2000 appear. Scott goes pale as he reads about his own death. Penny notices Scott doesn’t look too good.

PENNY

Are you okay? Do you want a glass of water or anything?

Scott points to his name.

SCOTT

This guy here… Scott McFly. Can you find out how he dies? I mean died? He wasn’t very old.

PENNY

I don’t know. Grandpa Josh won’t talk about it. Why are you so interested?

SCOTT

Well, I err, the name rings a bell with the family.

Scott looks at Suzy’s name.

SCOTT (to himself).

I marry Suzy!? How?

Penny doesn’t hear Scott.

SCOTT

Can you print this out? I find it… fascinating.

PENNY

Yeah, I’d be happy to. It makes a change. Nobody is usually that bothered by it all.

SCOTT

I love this sort of thing. You know, where we’ve come from, where we’re going.

Penny presses a button and heads off to a nearby printer in the room. Scott looks around at his descendants in the room and holds his head in his hands.

SCOTT (to himself).

I die on October 31st 2045! I married Suzy! I’ve got kids! Woah, this is heavy!

Penny quickly arrives back with a printout of the family tree. Scott folds it up and stuffs it in his back pocket.

PENNY

Do you want to see any more?

SCOTT

Yeah, bring it on.

Scott continues to press the names on the family tree and researches into his family’s future.

Int. DeLorean. Next morning. Monday October 28th 2115. Suzy and Eric awake early after sleeping in the car. Suzy is shivering.

SUZY

It’s freezing. I hardly slept a wink. The heating is rubbish in this thing.

ERIC

Quit moaning. I gave you my jacket. How cold do you think I am?

SUZY

It’s your fault we’re in this predicament.

ERIC

Give it a couple of hours and I’m sure Scott will come back. He’s probably crashed out somewhere. When he wakes up, he’ll make his way here.

SUZY

Why didn’t he come back last night?

ERIC

I’m sure he’s okay.

Int. McFly household, bedroom. Scott’s alarm on his cell phone goes off and he wakes up in the spare bed. Scott groans and stretches as he slowly comes to his senses.

SCOTT (to himself).

What day is it? Is it school today?

Scott remembers where he is and sits bolt upright.

SCOTT (to himself).

I’m in the future!

He jumps out of bed and looks at the window.

SCOTT (to himself).

I’m sure there were bars on those last night.

Int. Dining room. The future McFlys are having breakfast. An old man has joined them for breakfast.

MAUREEN

Ah, good morning Arnold, would you like something to eat?

SCOTT

Yes please.

JOHN

Arnold, take a seat at the table. My Grandfather is here for breakfast. He was traveling with me in the when you dropped in. He decided we should travel a different way yesterday. If we hadn’t have gone that way, we would never have managed to save you. Grandpa Josh, this is Arnold.

JOSH

Pleased to meet you. I’m glad you’re okay.

SCOTT

Hi there. You’re Josh? Josh McFly?

JOSH

The one and only!

Scott stares uncontrollably at Josh. He can’t believe he’s staring at his own son!

JOSH

Hey there… Arnold isn’t it. I called by to see if you were okay and wondered if you needed a ride somewhere? John and the family have all got to go to work and school, so I’m offering my services.

SCOTT

Yeah okay then, that would be great. I’ve got to track down my friends.

PENNY

Aww, can I come to? I was enjoying having you around.

MAUREEN

You’ve got to go to school. I’m sure Arnold will drop by another time when he’s feeling better.

Maureen pauses a second.

MAUREEN

We will see you again in the future, won’t we Arnold?

SCOTT

Or even the past.

Josh connects eye contact with Scott but doesn’t say anything.

MAUREEN (puzzled).

I’m sorry?

SCOTT

Nothing. If nothing happens to me, I’m sure I’ll see you again.

MAUREEN

Well, get a good breakfast inside you first.

JOHN

I’ve got to rush. The skyway to Tokyo will be jammed if I don’t hurry. I don’t want to be late for work.

SCOTT

Tokyo? I thought you worked in Hill Valley.

JOHN

No, Tokyo. I run an electronics business. I told you all about it last night.

SCOTT (confused).

Yeah sorry, I’m getting confused with something else.

JOHN

No worries, got to dash.

Ext. Josh’s car. Josh is flying Scott back to the hippy camp. Josh seems a little nervous, as does Scott.

JOSH

So, you want taking to the hippy camp on the other side of town.

SCOTT

Yeah. My friends are near there.

Scott pauses for a moment.

SCOTT

Josh, I don’t mean to pry, but could you tell me about yourself. About your life.

JOSH

I’d love to, but it’s not really a good idea is it?

SCOTT

Why not?

JOSH

Because you’re Scott McFly from 2015, and you’ve just found out that I’m your future son.

SCOTT (shocked).

How? What? I mean how did you know that I cam to the future?

JOSH

Mom told me.

SCOTT

Suzy?

JOSH

That’s right. When I was old enough, she told me all about the time machine and that Grandpa Marty’s friend Doc invented it back in 1985. They traveled to 2015 and you borrowed it. I’ve waited decades for this date, and I believe it’s finally here.

SCOTT

You knew I would fall from that truck didn’t you?

JOSH

I’ve been watching over you since you arrived in the square yesterday. I had to get John to drive down the freeway. He wondered what the hell was going on. He believes it was some sort of psychic miracle that we saved you.

SCOTT

You saved my life!

JOSH

I had to save my old man. If we missed you and you fell to the ground, the whole family would never have been born. It’s not worth thinking about.

SCOTT

That’s heavy.

JOSH

I understand young Penny has been showing you the family tree. You realize that looking into the future isn’t a good idea don’t you? I gather you saw yourself on it?

SCOTT

Yeah. I need you to tell me about that. I die in 2045. I don’t want to die aged 45. What happened? I need to stop it from happening.

JOSH

Oh, dad. You shouldn’t know about that. I’d love to help you, but it’s just too dangerous. It was because of your death that I got together with Ellie.

SCOTT

Ellie Tannen?

JOSH

It’s a long story, but to cut it short, if you don’t die, I won’t get together with Ellie, the kids would never have been born, let alone the grandkids and great-grandkids.

SCOTT

For heaven’s sake! You can’t just leave me knowing I’m going to die on Halloween 2045! I’ll go mad!

JOSH

Dad, I’m sorry. It’s just the way things happened.

Josh pulls out a metal, pen like device and shines it in Scott’s eyes. Scott reacts and tries to knock it out of Josh’s hand. After a slight struggle, Josh manages to hold the device in front of Scott’s eyes for a couple of seconds, and he falls asleep in his seat. Josh looks across at Scott with a tear in his eye.

JOSH

Sorry Dad, It’s for the good of the family. I hope you understand.

Josh lands his car right near where the DeLorean is hidden. Josh gets out, looks over to the hidden DeLorean. He then opens up the passenger door.

Int. DeLorean. Suzy hears the car land.

SUZY (whispering).

Eric, listen, there’s a car out there.

ERIC

Can you see who’s there?

SUZY

It looks like an old man.

ERIC

I wonder what he’s doing?

SUZY

I can’t make it out.

ERIC

Hey, he’s dragging someone out of the car. Do you reckon he’s a murderer?

SUZY

He’s a bit old to be a murderer isn’t he?

Ext. Field. Josh drags Scott along and lays him on the ground near a tree and wraps a blanket around him. Josh stops to look at his young, sleeping father. He holds his hand.

JOSH

See you Dad. It was nice to meet you again; even if it was only briefly.

Josh turns; gets back into the car and takes off.

Eric and Suzy climb out of the DeLorean and rush over to Scott.

SUZY (horrified).

It’s Scott! Is he alive? What’s happened?

Eric puts his cheek in front of Scott’s mouth to feel signs of breathing, and hold his wrist to feel for a pulse.

ERIC

He’s still alive. He’s just out cold.

Suzy starts tapping Scott around the face.

SUZY

Scott! Wake up! Wake up!

Eric takes a bottle of water out of his pocket and unscrews the lid. Suzy shakes Scott’s shoulders. Eric throws water into Scott’s face. Scott starts to come round.

SCOTT

Mom? Mom? Is that you?

SUZY

Snap out of it Scott, it’s me, Suzy. Where have you been? What have you been up to?

Scott looks into Suzy’s eyes. His eyes are still rolling.

SCOTT

Suzy?

SUZY

What happened to you?

Scott frowns as he tries to remember what happened.

SCOTT

I… I… I was on a rocket board. In the future.

ERIC

That’s right dude, we’re in the future. What’s a rocket board?

SCOTT

Like a fast hoverboard. I was being chased by robots. Robots that looked like Griff Tannen.

ERIC (to Suzy).

I think he’s been dreaming again.

SCOTT

I fell from the sky after hanging onto a truck.

SUZY

What happened then?

Scott thinks for a moment.

SCOTT

I’m not sure. It’s all hazy. I can sort of remember someone, but I’m not sure.

SUZY

Think Scott.

Scott thinks harder.

SCOTT

No, it’s gone. How did I get here?

SUZY

An old man dropped you off. I don’t know who he was.

SCOTT (confused).

An old man?

ERIC

Yeah, he brought you here in his car. He wrapped this blanket around you.

Suzy inspects the blanket and finds a tag attached to it. It reads “McFly”.

SUZY

McFly? Scott this blanket has the name McFly on it. He was probably related to you!

Scott looks puzzled and confused.

ERIC

Come on we’d better get out of here. Let’s go home.

SUZY

We’ve still got to go to 1985 to get Scott’s rucksack with his palmtop computer in it.

ERIC

No need.

SCOTT (coming to his senses).

Why not?

ERIC

Been there, done that.

SUZY

What do you mean you’ve been there, done that?

ERIC

Exactly that?

SCOTT

You’ve been to 1985 and sorted it out?

ERIC

Wait there.

Eric disappears into the DeLorean and appears moments later with Scott’s rucksack. He throws it to Scott. Scott opens it dumbfounded and takes his palmtop out.

SCOTT

What the…

SUZY

How did you get this Eric?

ERIC

Well I thought I’d better make it up to you. I realized I’d inconvenienced you by bringing you here. I decided to go back and sort it out for you as a way of saying sorry. A little surprise.

SCOTT

How did you manage it?

ERIC

It was all quite boring really. I went back and hung around for a day on October 27th 1985 at the crossroads by Hilldale, the day you said it happened. It was about lunchtime when it all kicked off. I saw the DeLorean vanish after hitting the four-by-four. You two show up and some car appears with Biff Tannen in it.

SCOTT

The Rolls Royce?

ERIC

No, it wasn’t a Rolls Royce, it was an auto dealing wagon. Come to mention it, I did see a Rolls Royce further down the highway.

SCOTT

It changed!

ERIC

Anyway, Biff Tannen stole your rucksack and threw it into the passenger side of his truck. I knocked him out with a lump of wood and took off with the bag.

SUZY (thinking hard).

That’s weird. I seem to recall seeing Biff lying on the ground next to his truck. That must be new memories catching up with me. I can still remember how it happened before as well. Double memories are so confusing.

SCOTT

So you came back straight afterwards then. You didn’t change anything else?

ERIC (hesitantly).

Yeah, I came back.

SUZY

Well we’re still here. We haven’t been wiped from existence or grown an extra head or something.

SCOTT

Okay, so we’re all sorted out. We’ve got everything, and not left anything behind. All we need to do now is take the DeLorean back to 2015, give it to Doc Brown and let history take its course.

Scott starts to take the foliage off of the DeLorean..

Int. DeLorean. Scott, Suzy and Eric are cramped inside. Scott puts the key in the ignition and the car roars into life.

SCOTT

Let’s go home!

Scott reverses the car, turns it round and drives into the lane ready to leave. Suddenly, the flux capacitor starts beeping.

SCOTT

It’s empty. We’ve got to fill up.

Ext. DeLorean. Scott and Suzy have radiation suits on. Scott opens the yellow case of plutonium to look for a capsule to put in the car. Scott looks through the case and keeps finding empty capsules. Scott searches more and more frantically, only to find that every single one is empty.

SCOTT (throwing his hood of the radiation suit back).

They’re all empty!

SUZY (throwing her hood back).

They can’t be!

SCOTT (still going through them in case he’s missed one).

They all are! Look!

SUZY

Eric, what happened to all the plutonium?

Eric looks out of the door of the DeLorean ashen faced.

SCOTT (getting annoyed).

Eric!

ERIC (sheepishly).

What?

SCOTT

There’s no plutonium left.

ERIC

There is. There’s got to be. I checked.

SUZY (angrily).

Well you didn’t check very hard did you?

Scott walks around to the driver’s side of the DeLorean. He leans in and switches the time circuits on. The display reads last departed October 31st 2045. Scott grabs Eric as if he’s about to hit him.

SCOTT (angrily).

You liar! You haven’t just been to 1985. You’ve been to 2045. I bet you’ve traveling around all over the place. I mean how stupid can you get?

Suzy tries to drag Scott away from Eric.

SUZY

It’s no different to when you decided to go on a little trip to 1925.

SCOTT

That was an accident.

SUZY

The year was. The extra little time traveling trip wasn’t.

ERIC

I went to 1985 and paid a quick visit to 2045 to see what it’d be like in thirty years time. Then I came back here. I swear!

SCOTT

How can I believe you? Look the case contained 12 cylinders of plutonium. There’s no way they’ve all been used up, unless you’ve been time traveling left, right and center.

ERIC

I’m telling the truth mate.

SCOTT

Don’t call me mate. You’ve got us stranded one hundred years in the future. How the hell are we going to get home?

ERIC

There was definitely more cylinders than that left.

SCOTT

So where’s it gone then? I suppose you let someone borrow it while you were sightseeing in 2045 or whenever it was?

ERIC

I don’t know.

SUZY

Come on guys. Arguing about it isn’t going to solve anything. We need to work out how we’re going to get out of this mess.

SCOTT

If only Doc Brown was here.

ERIC

Can’t we get some more plutonium from somewhere?

SCOTT

You can’t just walk into a drugstore and buy plutonium.

ERIC

Isn’t there another way to fuel it?

SCOTT

Lightning works, but how do you know when lightning’s going to strike? Unless it’s November 12th 1955 of course.

ERIC

Maybe they control the weather in the future?

SUZY

Don’t be ridiculous.

SCOTT

I don’t know. When my dad first came to 2015, there was a weather service. I don’t know how they did it. Maybe they’ve sorted it out here.

It starts to rain.

SCOTT

Talk about the weather, and it starts raining!

SUZY

I’ve got it!

SCOTT

What?

SUZY

You said “If only Doc Brown was here”.

SCOTT

Yeah, and?

SUZY

Well, what’s the next best thing?

SCOTT

Dunno? What?

SUZY

Which two members of his family became a doctor and an inventor and just so happened to move to the future?

SCOTT

Jules and Verne! Of course! They moved 200 years in the future. When we were in 1925, they were in 2125. It’s ten years before that now. They must’ve moved here by now.

SUZY

We’ll have to look them up. How old would they be?

SCOTT (thinking about it).

Late thirties I would imagine.

SUZY

What are we waiting for then? Come on Eric, I’m not letting you out of my sight.

Eric pulls a face. The rain is now getting quite heavy.

SCOTT

I’m taking the DeLorean, it’s throwing it down.

Ext. Bluebird Motel. Morning. The sky is dark with clouds. Scott, Suzy and Eric are in the DeLorean driving along towards town in the heavy rain. Scott, who’s driving looks around curiously. A hover car travels past with a banner on the side which reads “Re-Elect Mayor Lofty Wilson”.

LOUDSPEAKER ON CAR

Re-elect Mayor Lofty Wilson. Progress is his middle name.

Eric Grins to himself.

SCOTT

Looks like you’ve done something right Eric. At least Zap Tannen isn’t mayor any more.

SUZY

Where shall we start looking for Jules and Verne? The café on the square? Is that still there? They’ve probably got a phone book or something.

SCOTT

I’m not going in there. I nearly got arrested there yesterday. I can remember that much.

SUZY

How?

SCOTT

Long story… I’ll tell you later.

ERIC

The library?

SUZY

Yeah, let’s go there; it’s only round the corner.

Scott drives into the parking lot nearby, and the three friends get out of the DeLorean, in the rain. Before they can close the gull-wing door, a gang of five youths around eighteen years old jump out of the bushes to confront them. They are all carrying rocket-boards. Scott looks round for help but nobody is around. He looks at who’s confronting him. Scott’s eyes nearly pop out of his head when he sees the youth is unmistakably a Tannen.

TANNEN

Well, look at what we have here.

SCOTT

Zap? Zap Tannen?

TANNEN

No I’m not Zap Tannen. He’s that lousy bum of an old man of mine. He’s probably on a park bench for all I care. I’m Flash Tannen, and I’m taking that antique of a car of yours. Hand it over.

SCOTT

No chance.

Flash Tannen’s gang of two girls and two guys gather closer to him.

FLASH

I’m not asking you, I’m telling you!

Scott pauses for a moment.

SCOTT

Well guys, I’d love to hand over the car to you as I know you’dtake care of it very well, but there’s just one problem…

Flash looks confused at Scott.

SCOTT (shouting and pointing behind Flash and his gang).

What the Hell is that?

Flash and his gang turn to see what’s behind. Scott pushes Flash hard and he topples knocking his gang over.

Scott throws the keys to the DeLorean at Eric who’s standing behind him and gestures him and Suzy to get into it, which they do. Scott turns to follow, but Flash grabs his ankle pulling him over.

Scott grabs a rocket-board from one of the gang members and lunges at Flash with it knocking him down again and freeing Scott’s ankle.

Eric starts the DeLorean up and Suzy leans out of the door to see where Scott is.

Scott runs for the door and slips in the rain. Flash and his gang start heading towards him.

SUZY

Scott!

SCOTT (getting to his feet).

Just go, I’ll catch up on this rocket-board.

The DeLorean drives off out of the parking lot with the wheels spinning.

FLASH

No-one lays a finger on Flash Tannen and gets away with it.

SCOTT (with a grin).

Well come and get me then!

Scott activates the rocket-board.

SCOTT

Is this all the Tannen family amounts to? A homeless bum for a father, and a car-jacker for a son? You can’t even do that right!

FLASH

Why you little…

Scott rushes off on the rocket-board before Flash can grab him.

FLASH

After him!

Flash and his three of his gang activate their rocket-boards. They give chase leaving one guy alone without his board.

GANG MEMBER (almost in tears).

He took my board! Mom’s gonna kill me.

Ext. Highway. TheDeLorean speeds down the road through the rain. Scott follows close behind. The heavens start rumbling. A storm is on the way.

Scott dares for a moment to look over his shoulder to see where Flash is. The four rocket-boards are only a few meters behind. Flash is holding what looks like a huge metal baseball bat.

SCOTT

Where did he get that from?

Scott looks back round to see that Eric has taken the hint and is speeding away. Scott hits the accelerator button on the rocket-board and follows.

The DeLorean swerves as a robot crosses the highway in front. Scott narrowly avoids it and pulls a stunt to keep his balance. A moment later, he looks round to see that one of Flash’s gang wasn’t as lucky as she is lying in a heap on the road.

SCOTT

Two down, three to go!

Scott catches up with the DeLorean and hangs onto the back. They turn off the highway they are on and onto a busier one. Eric steers drastically around the ground traffic. Horns are sounded as drivers are cut up by his driving. Scott clings onto the back for dear life.

SCOTT

This is not a good idea.

Scott looks round to see that Flash and the two remaining members of his gang are struggling to keep up in the traffic.

SCOTT

Then again…

Eric turns off at the next exit and heads along another road past tall buildings and monorails. People from raised walkways look to see the speeding DeLorean hurtle past in the heavy rain with Scott clinging onto the back. They then flinch when a bolt of lightning shoots from the sky followed by loud thunder. Soaked to the skin, Scott looks round again to see that Flash isn’t behind anymore. He looks back round and sees that his three pursuers have taken a short cut and are approaching on their rocket-boards from a nearby side street. Before Scott knows it, Flash has made it to the DeLorean and swings his baseball bat at him. Scott flip tricks his board to avoid it.

SCOTT

Holy…

FLASH

Die, you little gopper!

SCOTT (taunting Flash).

What the hell is a gopper?

Flash takes another swing of the bat at Scott and misses. The huge metal bat gets stuck in the metal grating in the back of the DeLorean. Flash tries to pull it free, but ends up losing his grip.

Scott tricks the board around, then dodges again and ducks past Flash and knocks one of the gang members from her board onto the ground below.

The DeLorean continues in one direction and Scott in another. Flash and his one remaining pal follow Scott.

Scott speeds up distancing himself from them.

There is more thunder and lightning, and a huge bolt strikes a tree in front of Scott. The tree falls to the ground right in front of Scott. Scott flips his board up and grinds along a branch before tricking right over and continuing down the road. The two pursuers leap straight over the obstacle as if it were nothing.

Scott turns sharp and up a steep slope. He ends up on a monorail track. Flash follows, but the gang member slips off the slope and lands in a hedge.

Flash chases Scott along the monorail and a bolt of lightning just misses the metal rail they are on.

SCOTT

This is getting pretty heavy!

FLASH

Give up punk; you know you can’t get away from me!

A monorail train shoots along towards them. The driver sounds his horn when he sees the two boarders on the track.

It’s too late to get out of the way, so Scott uses the sloping grill at the front to launch himself onto the roof. Scott lands on the roof and slams the brake of the board on, which brings himself to a stop. Scott drops to the deck.

Flash tries the same trick and flies straight over the top of Scott and along the top of the train.

Scott looks over the edge of the train and sees there is a large pond.

SCOTT (to himself).

If this doesn’t work, at least there’ll be a safety net.

Scott jumps from the train with his board under his feet. The board lands in the water under the weight up of Scott, causing him to get his feet and ankles wet. The board then levels off a short distance above the surface of the water.

SCOTT (to himself).

Yes!

Scott sees the monorail disappearing into the distance with Flash on the roof. He then hits the accelerator and the board moves off.

SCOTT (to himself).

Waterproof too! What a result.

Ext. Highway. Scott arrives at the highway where he sees the DeLorean has come full circle and is speeding back towards him.

SCOTT (to himself).

Thank heavens that’s over.

Scott gets off of the rocket-board as he waits for Suzy and Eric.

Suddenly another bolt of lightning comes crashing down and hits the metal baseball bat sticking out of the back of the DeLorean.

The DeLorean illuminates before disappearing from sight. Two streaks of fire shoot along the road towards Scott, where he is standing dumbfounded.

There is silence and Scott falls to his knees.

SCOTT

Noooooooo…

Soaking wet in the rain, Scott remains kneeled down as he tries to think of his next move.

He sees a pair of headlights appear from the sky, and slowly a hover-car lands next to him.

Scott squints to see who it is.

The car lands and a white, wild haired man with a Hawaiian shirt emerges from it.

SCOTT

Doc? Doc Brown?

The man comes over. Scott can see it is not Doc.

MAN

Are you Scott? Scott McFly?

SCOTT

Yeah. Who the hell are you?

The man holds his hand out.

MAN

Verne Brown. Pleased to meet you.

Scott shakes Verne’s hand and then throws his arms around him.

SCOTT

I can’t believe it. Is it really you? How did you find me?

VERNE

I came to collect you.

SCOTT

You’re too late. They’ve gone.

VERNE

Who?

SCOTT

Suzy and Eric. They’ve been struck by lightning. The DeLorean’s gone. I don’t know where, but they’ve gone.

VERNE

Calm down Scott; they’re safe. The destination time was the same as the last trip the DeLorean took.

SCOTT

When Eric came back from 2045? That was yesterday!

VERNE

Yes, that’s right. They tracked me down yesterday and here I am now to pick you up. The DeLorean is being fixed up ready to send you back to 2015.

SCOTT

You mean it’s all over?

VERNE

You can go home. Suzy told me all about what you’ve all been through and I can safely say that everything you set out to achieve is now done. Come on I’ll take you home and dry you out. You’re soaked.

Verne gets back into the car and Scott stands shivering, trying to absorb what’s been going on. Scott notices a piece of paper sticking out of his back pocket when he puts his hand there.

SCOTT (to himself).

What’s this?

Scott opens the piece of paper and looks at it.

SCOTT (to himself).

A family tree?

Scott examines the piece of paper for a few moments. Verne leans out of the car.

VERNE

Hurry up, it’s throwing it down.

Scott turns away from Verne and keeps reading the family tree. His head swims when he reads it.

SCOTT (to himself).

I remember… I remember it all now… I die in 2045. Josh erased my memory with that device to make me forget, but I remember. I remember it all. I’ve got to go there and stop it from happening…

The camera moves away from Scott and the car into the sky.

To be concluded… (is displayed).

Credits roll.

Written by Mike Nichols


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