Herpes-viri(DIE)

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Centuries before the first caveman, viruses existed. In the beginning, they were harmless messengers delivering genetic information - Now they are humankind's most dangerous adversaries. Who Will Win?

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Patton Daye Slater Productions presents -

HERPESVIRI(DIE)

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EPISODE 1 - NO PRENOTION

MUSIC:      [Track: 1 - 24 Hours]

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LECTURE HALL - DAY      Stephen Harding, a molecular biologist with the CDC, is guest lecturing at a university.

STEPHEN LECTURE (V.O.)

Centuries before the first caveman, viruses existed on earth. In the beginning, they were harmless messengers delivering genetic information from newly developed life forms.

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Earlier that day.

LISA

Milla has a swim meet on Friday.

STEPHEN

I’ll be there.

LISA

Your brother invited us over to dinner this weekend.

STEPHEN

Brother or new wife?

LISA

Be nice Stephen. It’s not her fault she’s number three.

STEPHEN

Four.

LISA

Right. Well, number four is making lasagna.

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Stephen smiles as he walks over to his wife and kisses her on the forehead.

STEPHEN LECTURE (V.O)

As viruses adapted to the changing environment, the role of messenger to cells turned into defiler of genes. In fact - Virus is Latin for poison.

STEPHEN

You’re hot.

LISA

Thank you, but I’m not in the mood.

STEPHEN

No, I’m serious. You’re burning up. Should you be going into the shop today?

LISA

Probably not, but tell that to the Riveras

STEPHEN

The Riveras?

LISA

They ordered five hundred cupcakes for their daughter’s quinceanera celebration, and I’ve had a no show this morning, already.

STEPHEN

Alright cake boss but tell the Riveras, I’m not happy,

LISA

(laughs) Go. You’re gonna miss your flight.

SFX:      (Kissing)

LISA

Twenty-four hours?

STEPHEN

Twenty-four hours.

24 hours

So much can happen in that time

You can change from hopeless to sublime

Or be helpless when you once were fine

Just a day can make you lose your mind

Life can range from sun to showers

In 24 hours

LISA

In a bit of a hurry

I’m so behind

There’s no need to worry

I’ll be fine

Wish I had more time

To get things in line

Than 24 hours