transcript 4: rin 

 

INT. FINAL RECORDING DAY ALWAYS DAY

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I don't think I'm the first person to meet their fate in Station Blue.

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The journal I found that day seemed harmless at first. 

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But now... I think I understand. 

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Rin Hashimoto.

INT. HALLWAY - DAY ALWAYS DAY 

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It's done! There is LIGHT!

All of the first floor hallway light bulbs have been replaced.

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What's next... 

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One of the cameras is out in the back of the third floor. It's the Rec Room camera, the one facing that Elvis Cardboard Cut out. 

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I haven't been to the rec room yet. I know there's a supply closet in there. 

I want to bring a shop light down for this hallway. Even with the new bulbs it's pretty dark down here. 

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After that I think I'm going to call it a day. Night. Whatever. Could be the middle of the night and I wouldn't know any better. 

I've been awake for anywhere between 10 and 20 hours? 

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Probably?

INT. 3RD FLOOR HALLWAY 

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Here we are. 

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I don't know they put a padlock on this thing. The front entrance for the Station doesn't even have a lock. 

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Maybe the scientists are just easy distracted. 

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Sss... I'm bleeding.

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Cut myself on the lock. Ss it stings...  

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Elivs, I'm coming in! 

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AaaHA! Oh. 

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I thought you were standing. Gust from the door must have knocked him over. 

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Heeelloo Rec Room. This is cozy, couple of couches, TV.

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You can really hear it howling out there. 

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Kind of a weird place for a window. This side of the Station is a few feet away from a rock face.  

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I guess some light beats no light. 

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Camera. 

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Not bad. 

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There's some good stuff in here!

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Here are the shop lights. Put one of those aside for now. 

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Camera's, few spare monitors... I should replace that creepy old Door monitor in the camera room with one of these plasma screens. 

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Maglights and batteries... I'm keeping one of these. 

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Box of disposable cameras. These could be fun. 

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Christmas lights. I can't really picture anyone celebrating Christmas in this place. 

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Whatever. Back to work.

INT. REC ROOM DAY ALWAYS DAY 

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Camera's done. 

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Let's see what people do in this Station for entertainment! 

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Paper backs! 

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Lots of paperbacks. Most of them are by Sherlyn Kenyon. 

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"Kiss of the Night?" Oh boy. Fun times. 

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"Plankton and the Antarctic Ecosystem." "Geology and Seismic Stratigraphy of the Antarctic Margin"? 

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And here I was expecting Bill Byrson and Kerouac. 

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They've got an withered yellow Samuel French play. This thing looks older than I am. 

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My old man used to have a bunch of plays like these laying around. The text is faded. 

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DVD's! We haaave... 

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"A Knights Tale." Classic.

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"Dark City", haven't seen that one. 

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Aaand of course, you guessed it, life is cruel!

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John Carpenters "The Thing."

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You're probably laughing at me, but it's easy to be brave when you're not in a big ol' building by yourself. Cut me some slack.

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Needless to say I'll be sticking to "A Knights Tale" for my viewing needs.

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The TV is kind of old. They've got a Wii hooked up. 

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An empty case of Wii Sports and Mario Party. 

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No batteries in the controller.

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Couch isn't too bad. I might start sleeping up here. 

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Elvis would have to go through. I don't like being watched. 

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Coffee table has some good stuff. 

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Deck of cards. Beat up encyclopedia... Okay, maybe not that good. 

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"Peoples Magazine". I never understood these gossip rags. Or why anyone would want to be famous.

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These people can't even buy an orange without an article being printed about how they're having an affair with the cashier. 

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My life can get lonely but at least I can go where I want when I want. Nobody notices or questions it.

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I think my Ex is the only person back home who even knows I'm here. 

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Some pens... A leather journal. 

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"And though I walk on the ice, my mind touches the stars unseen." 

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"The sun brings the melt, the melt flows through my inner cave and resonates with the true shape of my soul." 

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(To himself) Poetry?

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This is really cool. It's the first thing I've touched here that feels human. 

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Damnit, my fingers bleeding again. 

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Ah hell, how do you get blood out of paper? 

EXT. 3RD FLOOR PATIO, DAY 

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The wind died down and Rin inspired me to get some writing done.

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That's the owner of the journal. Rin Hashimoto. 

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But it's like I've got this big mental block. Every time I put pen to paper... Nothing.

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Listen to that. No power lines, no traffic. Just wind, ice and rocks. 

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There's nothing here to distract me. I don't even have a phone. This should be easy. 

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But I've written all of two sentences. And I wrote those back in Christchurch. 

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I'm so useless...

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I thought I was going to learn everything out here. 

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In a lot of ways this place is my dream. A detox from all of the stuff bogging me down. A chance to get to know who I really am. 

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But all I have so far is an incomplete thought on a mostly blank page. 

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Maybe that is who I am. Maybe this is all I have. 

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Why do I even care?

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There are plenty of people out there who are satisfied living day to day. That's enough for them.

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So why can't I let myself just be? Just exist?

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Why am I not enough?

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It's like I'm trying to live up to something. Someone. But who? 

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I don't really have friends. 

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That came out wrong. I have people I like, people who like me. But we work seasonal jobs together.

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I see them once a year, we don't really talk off season.

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And most of them are transients like me, they don't expect anything of me. 

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Is it family?

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My Grandparents are gone. 

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They just wanted me to be... Happy isn't the right word. They knew better than to force the expectation of happiness on another person.

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They wanted me to be me. The best me I could be but still, me. They didn't judge. 

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I didn't need to live up to them.

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And I've never cared about living up to their only childs expectations. The bar he set was so high I didn't even bother.

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Sarah? 

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She'd know what to say right now.

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And she wouldn't even need to say it. She'd just look at me.

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I projected so much onto her.

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God, I don't want to talk about this. 

INT. REC ROOM DAY ALWAYS DAY

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There was a lot more than poetry in Rin's journal. Philosophy, meditation exercises, dream logs. I brought two books with me but the journal was the only thing I finished.

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"The One Body Problem." Rin

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As I grew I viewed myself as the world viewed me.

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Taking the limitations of the world  and putting them on myself.

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While I cried from within I showed the world the face they wanted to see. The face that was a whole face but only half of me.

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There was a place in the world for both faces, but only in separate bodies.

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I have both faces. I have only one body. 

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As I grew I viewed myself as the world viewed me. 

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But I have grown beyond the blueprint that limits them. 

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I am myself, with my one body and my two faces.

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The World has a one body problem. But I am not the world. 

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I kind of identify with that.

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I don't think I'm as confident in it as Rin is. Rin is here raging against the world for keeping them from expressing themselves truthfully. 

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I don't even know what I'd try to express. It's like, when I'm all manic my body isn't enough to contain what I think it should. 

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And when I look in the mirror it's not quite what I expect to see.

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It's a fear of mine actually. That I've internalized the ways of the world so thoroughly that there's apart of me that's locked away so deep that I don't even know where to find it.

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That's what I love about Philip Pullmans books.

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In the Golden Compass peoples inner self manifest as daemons, these animal shaped companions.

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I don't think you'd be able to reject or lock away your inner self in that world. 

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It's there out in the open, talking to you, living with you. Something that seems separate but is part of your whole. 

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I mean, not that that's what Rin is talking about here. They probably haven't even read the Golden Compass. 

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"The One Body Problem."

INT. KITCHEN - SINK 

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My finger is bleeding again...

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This is one stubborn cut. I got blood all over the carpet before I noticed that it reopened. 

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Right through the bandaid. 

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Is this an elevation thing? Thinning blood not clotting? 

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Just keeps coming. 

EXT. BALCONY DAY ALWAYS DAY

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"And through the forest I found a cave. 

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And in the cave a labyrinth. 

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And at the center of the labyrinth, a pool fed by six waterfalls. 

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I...

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What the hell? 

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(Whispers) Can you hear that?

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That's...

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A plane.

INT. HALLWAY 

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It can't be the scientists... It's too soon.

INT. ENTRANCE 

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I wonder if something went wrong. 

EXT. OUTSIDE OF THE STATION

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That's not the plane that dropped me off. 

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It's too small to have a team of scientists. 

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Hey! 

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HEY! 

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Why do I even bother... 

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It's just circling around. 

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Plaaaane! Why are you here!?

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Why don't you land! 

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You can land over there!

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The dilemma.

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I'm tired. I'm thirsty. 

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My face is getting burned up pretty bad.

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But I know the second I go in for a water bottle or sunblock that plane is going to disappear.

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And that'll torment me for the rest of the life. And I'll never sleep again. 

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My finger opened up again. 

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The blood looks so vibrant on the white snow.

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I made a smiley face with the drops. 

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Now I'm trying to make a plane. 

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No! I messed it up. Gotta start over on a fresh patch.

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Come on plane! I have powdered eggs! I have romance novels! 

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I have THE THING! 

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Just around and around. 

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Drip. Drip. Drip. 

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Wait.

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It's changed course. 

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Plane come back! Plane! 

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Plaaooof! 

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This isn't a rock. 

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I didn't know Glasses long, but he liked talking about the Dry Valleys at McMurdo. 

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He said they were the closest thing he'd ever get to walking on mars. And one of the strangest features were the mummy's. 

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It's a seal...

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Hundreds of mummified seals. Bones exposed, face stuck in a fleshless grin. Some of them thousands of years old. 

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Every few years an unlucky lost seal will find its way to the dry valley and add its body to the rest. 

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Or at least that's their best guess. 

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God, it's just like the pictures. 

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How did one of them make it all the way out here?

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The plane is gone. 

INT. COMPUTER LAB 

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Matthew Leads. 

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You should not be wandering away from the Station. 

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The ice is unreliable and in the event of injury there is no one to bring you to safety. 

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Please focus on your assignments and continue to report in a timely manner, Gina. 

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Really Gina!? 

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Do go outside!? That's all you have? 

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She didn't even address the plane. WHY was there a plane?!

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Can't trust anyone...

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That's just... Really disappointing. 

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Four more weeks.