You Can't Live With Them... (Mid-Season Finale)
Updated: Jul 22, 2020
INT. LEON AND HIRO'S APARTMENT. NIGHT.
Leon and Hiro on the couch watching TV, relaxing with beers.
Doorbell RINGS. Hiro uses x-ray vision to look through the
Hiro goes to the door, opens it and takes the pizza.
How'd you know that?
Were you expecting someone else?
Hiro takes the pizza into the kitchen. Leon gets out a black
device, similar to a cell phone, that beeps ominously as he
presses it. He keeps casting guilty glances at the kitchen
to make sure Hiro doesn't see.
Do you want another beer?
(distracted by the
(returning to the lounge)
I asked if you wanted another beer.
What are you doing?
Hmm... Oh, nothing. Yeah sure, I'll
have another beer, mate. Thanks.
Hiro, checking Leon is still distracted, speeds back to the
kitchen to get the beer.
Here you go.
Leon, startled, guiltily puts the device in his pocket.
(nodding towards Leon's
Thank you. Yeah, but it's done now.
They clink bottles.
To a quiet night in.
Yeah, you have been working a lot
recently. Bosses riding you pretty
More like the competition...
We interrupt this programme with
breaking news. A bomb has just been
discovered downtown in Decathon
Plaza. Nearby areas are being
evacuated but all residents of the
city are advised to remain indoors
until further notice. Authorities
are on the scene and we will keep
you all up to date as things
Leon settles back, unfazed, sipping his beer. Hiro sits
forwards, unsettled. His phone chirps. He reads the message
and stands up.
I gotta go.
What? You just heard what they said
- "stay indoors".
... Didi wants me.
I thought she was on vacation?
Right... She got back early.
But doesn't she live right near
Er, yeah... She doesn't want to
If your girlfriend is too dumb to
evacuate, you don't have to die
with her... Survival of the
No, I really should go.
Tell her to come here, if she's
scared. I'll text her.
No!... No, I'll.. Go fetch her.
What? No, that's not what I meant.
You need to stay inside! There's a
I need to go... Help.
Yeah, yeah, that's what I meant.
We will now go to our drone live on
the scene. The bomb squad are
working tirelessly to diffuse this
The TV shows the bomb counting down from 8 minutes.
You'd never get to her in time
anyway. If she doesn't want to
evacuate, that's on her.
I at least have to try.
No, mate, you don't!
Leon grabs Hiro and drags him to Leon's room. Leon gets the
pair of handcuffs from the bedside table and cuffs Hiro to
Do I even want to know why you have
Look, this is for your own good.
Normal people don't run towards
bombs... Leave it to that damned
Super to deal with.
Don't start this again. The Supers
are good people...
They sit in uncomfortable silence.
Can you at least bring the pizza if
we're gonna be sitting here all
Leon goes to get the pizza. Hiro snaps the handcuffs, speeds
to the window and leaps out. Leon returns just as he flies
Leon hurries back to the lounge, fumbling with the device.
He rapidly pushes the display as the bomb shows 3 minutes on
the TV. He pushes a final button with a resounding beep and
the timer fades to black. Leon leans back on the couch with