Section One – Van Access
Mendez walks into Section with another team member helping him carry a passed out male, 6’2”, dirty blonde hair, blue eyes. Nikita is waiting with Jasmine for the arrival at the entrance.
Nikita – “How long has he been out?”
Mendez – “Uh, about two hours.”
Nikita – “Take him to Medical for a check-up, microchip placing, and blood draw. After, hold him in containment until he comes to his sense. Jasmine will be there to greet him on behalf of Section.
Mendez – “Roger.”
Mendez and his team member continue to carry the unknown suspect with Nikita’s instructions. Nikita turns her attention to Jasmine.
Nikita – “Congratulations, Jasmine. You have your first recruit. You will be responsible for training him and with your training abilities with Shayne, I don’t have any doubts this one won’t succeed.”
Jasmine – “Thanks, Nikita.”
Nikita starts walking back towards the Comms area, as Jasmine continues to ask a question.
Jasmine – “By the way, how is she doing on her mission with Michael?”
Mission – Fredrikstad, Norway – Hotel Room
The scene fades from Section into the Hotel Room that Michael and Shayne are residing in temporarily. Michael sits at the small table. The blinds are closed. Shayne walks into the room with a cup of coffee to offer her father.
Shayne – “Here.”
Michael openly grabs the cup of coffee from Shayne.
Michael – “Thank you.”
Shayne – “No problem.”
Michael seems to continue to work from his computer rhythmically. Shayne watches in curiosity. She becomes hesitant to want to ask Michael a question. Michael’s eyes, once set on the screen, looks up to Shayne and catches her pondering her thoughts.
Michael – “What is it, Shayne.”
Shayne – “Um… I been meaning to ask you…”
She pauses for a minute to observe his focus on her. Then continues the conversation.
Shayne – “Is there any downtime left to continue to site-see in the city? I like it here.”
Michael pauses for a minute and examines Shayne’s movement and eye contact. Shayne smirks at Michael and then looks down on the floor.
Michael – “Once this mission is over, I will ask Nikita to allow us downtime, but there are better places than here. I’ll show you.”
Michael slowly smiles back at Shayne, as he is opening himself up like he does with Nikita.
Shayne – “Deal.”
Michael – “As for now, rest up. We move in twelve hours.”
Section One – White Room
The unknown recruit is sitting on the floor, back against the wall, hugging his knees, and focusing on the door, waiting for it to be opened. The door opens within seconds. In comes Jasmine. She clothes the door right behind her and continues to examine the new recruit. She walks over to him and kneels down to him, as to show some understanding to his position at the moment.
Jasmine – “Hello, Erik Sven. My name is Jasmine Kwong.”
Erik – “Where am I?”
Jasmine stands back up, as to show dominance towards the new recruit.
Jasmine – “This is Section One.”
Erik, still feeling the drugs in him, slowly gets up from the floor to tower over Jasmine. He leans against the wall due to gravitational imbalance from the results of his drugs. Erik puts his hand on his head as to react to a migraine as well.
Jasmine – “The drugs will clean out in a couple hours. You will feel like yourself again then. We apologize for having to take such measures.”
Erik – “I don’t understand.”
Jasmine – “Section One is a counter-terrorism organization above the likes of Interpol. We go after terrorists that no one else, not even the United States government can reach. It is best that the world thinks you are dead.”
Erik – “Wait, I’m dead?”
Jasmine hands over a photo of Erik’s funeral to him.
Jasmine – “To your old world, yes. Welcome to a new life.”
Erik studies the photo and of those who attended his funeral.
Jasmine – “Looks like you were a popular man, Mr. Sven. It’ll work well with the training we have in mind for you. You will become a valentine operative, whereas your missions will include seduction and lust, primarily. We will teach you how to not get attached to your assignments. You’re training starts at 0400 tomorrow morning.”
Jasmine walks towards the door, opens it, looks back at Erik, and walks out. The door clothes as Erik is fixed at the photo.
Mission – Ship Dock in Slevic, Norway
Michael and Shayne set up with their teams behind the shipping containers. Shayne takes out her binoculars and observes the activity on the abandoned, rusted ship in their front view. Michael brings out a compatible thermal sensor to verify Shayne’s sightings, as well as verifying the individuals hidden within the ship.
Shayne – “I see twenty.”
Michael – “There are ten more on the inside with Odin.”
Shayne – ”Griff, come here.”
An African-American operative responds.
Griff – “What’s up, boss?”
Shayne- “You will take Seeks and Bachman; you will flank from the left. Michael and I will take Cortez and we will flank from the right.
Griff – “Roger.”
Shayne – “Once we get in the ship, we will take Odin alive. Clean up the rest though.”
Griff nods in agreement and points to a female operative (Seeks) & another male operative (Bachman). As Griff moves to his position, his team follows. Cortez moves up behind Shayne and Michael. They wait for Griff’s team to open fire on the guards before making their move. Bachman climbs up a container and lies in the prone position as Griff and Seeks waits. Before opening fire, Seeks remains standing as Griff gets in the kneeling position. Once the guards start firing back at Griff’s team, Shayne, Michael, & Cortez open fire from their positions. As guards fall, they move closer towards the ship.
Inside the ship, Odin hears the gun fight. His body guards take place at the entrance as Odin frantically tries to destroy his evidence of his computer, but he cannot move fast enough as the door explodes open and smoke bombs roll into his office. Odin struggles to run as Michael trips him and presses him into the ground. Shayne & Griff use combative moves to take down the other men through the smoke. Seeks, Cortez, & Bachman remain outside for security.
Odin – “Who are you!?”
Shayne – “You’re worst nightmare.”
Michael lifts Odin up from the ground, as Griff assist him with directing Odin off of the Ship. Shayne speaks into her communication set to the driver of the Van.
Shayne – “We have him.”
As the van pulls up on the dock, Shayne picks up her phone and dials numbers.
Shayne – “Requesting housekeeping. It’s time to clean up.”
Shayne hangs up the phone as she gets to the van and opens the back doors to allow Michael, Odin, and the rest of her team in. She shuts the door and climbs in the front passenger seat. As the van drives off, she stares out the window to view the scenery.
Section One – Van Access
Nikita, Quinn, & Jason waits for the team to return from the mission. As the entrance verifies clearance for the operatives, the doors open with Shayne’s team in front and Michael and Shayne holding Odin, who is blind folded and hand cuffed. The whole team stops in front of the three.
Nikita (points at Shayne’s team) – “You four are dismissed. You can go get checked in with medical and get ready for a debrief with Quinn when she’s ready.”
The operatives walk away from the current scene, as Nikita lifts the blindfold from Odin’s eyes.
Odin – “Wow, a woman in charge. I’m impressed.”
Nikita – “You should be. Don’t underestimate the strength of a woman.”
Odin – “I already learned that today, with her.”
Odin’s head turns towards Shayne, who in return looks straight at Nikita. Odin turns his attention back to Nikita with a slight smile on his face.
Odin – “She must get it from her mother.”
Nikita gets defensive with Odin’s discovery.
Nikita – “Send him to the white room to be interrogated by the twins.”
Shayne willingly blindfolds Odin again before her and Michael moves him down the hallway of Section.
Section One – Training Bay
Jasmine continues to work with the recruit as Shayne walks into the room. As Jasmine tries to converses with Erik about combative tactics, Erik can’t help but turn his attention to Shayne, who is dressed in a black turtle neck, black slacks, and black boots. Jasmine trips him and he falls to his back. Shayne watches on from the rail, as Jasmine now turns her attention to see what distracted Erik.
Jasmine -”Strong, beautiful women are a dangerous element, Erik. Never second guess their nature, Erik. Especially when it comes to her. Focus.”
Jasmine assists Erik with a hand to help him up from the floor. Erik wipes off his sweat from his forehead as he returns to the attention of Shayne. He shortly notices Jasmine walking over towards her. Out of curiosity, he follows Jasmine to the rail.
Shayne – “Hello, Jasmine.”
Jasmine – “You’re still alive.”
Shayne smiles at Jasmine’s light joke.
Shayne – “Good to see you too.”
Erik holds out his hand for a hand shake. Shayne returns the gesture.
Shayne – “And you are?”
Erik – “Erik Sven.”
Shayne – “Welcome to Section One, Mr. Sven.”
Erik – “My dark days here has now revealed its light.”
Erik smiles at Shayne, as Mendez walks in.
Shayne – “This is Mendez; he will show you how the men in Section train. Enough of this girly stuff.”
Shayne returns a smile, but not out of admiration, but of mischievous.
Shayne – “Jasmine, we have a mission for you coming up in Paraguay. Mendez will take your place while you are absent.”
Jasmine – “Roger.”
Jasmine directs her attention to Mendez.
Jasmine – “Don’t hurt him too much, Mendez.”
Mendez walks down to the training bay to continue Erik’s training, as Shayne and Jasmine head out of the area.
Section One – Nikita’s Perch
From the outside the Perch is dimmed. Shayne passes by with Jasmine as she looks up.
Jasmine – “You’re mother missed both of you very much.”
Shayne – “I bet. I’ll let the couple get alone time. Get your panel and gear from Stephen in Munitions. I will see you when you get back.”
Jasmine heads to munitions as Shayne heads to her office, which is Michael’s old office. Meanwhile Michael and Nikita are embracing in the perch and dancing to slow music.
Nikita – “How was the mission?”
Michael – “It went well. No losses or injuries.”
Nikita – “Shayne’s team is a solid group. One of the best we’ve had since our days in the field.”
Michael – “I can tell.”
Nikita – “I am just relieved that the mission allowed Shayne to open up to you.”
Michael – “Me too.”
Michael continues to caress Nikita in the back, as she seems to be comfortable in his arms.
Section One – Shayne’s Office
Shayne walks into the office and takes a seat at her desk. She lays back and makes a sigh of exhaustion. Madeline’s A.I. appears in Shayne’s office.
Shayne – “I guess you don’t knock.”
Madeline – “Unfortunately not, Shayne.”
Shayne – “What do you need, Madeline.”
Madeline – “I can help with your nightmares, if you like.”
Shayne – “Don’t we get any privacy anymore?”
Madeline – “You’re father sent the Intel to my system.”
Shayne takes a deep breath, for she knows that it’s useless to argue with a hologram.
Shayne – “What’s the treatment?”
Madeline – “Learning to face your fears.”
Shayne – “I’m fine.”
Madeline – “Fear of commitment due to broken family isn’t fine, Shayne. Fear of attachment due to the loss, figuratively, of your father as a child isn’t fine. To start, I suggest professional help. We have the best therapists in the world here in Section.”
Shayne – “I don’t need your help, Madeline.”
Madeline – “Whether you like it or not, you’re resentment still exists. We can’t force you the help, we can only guide you. Let me know when you are ready.”
Madeline’s hologram disappears from the office. Shayne leans on her desk with her hand on her chin as to be thinking of the conversation she just had. She then types on her computer system and the security video of the training bay pops up on screen. She is first directed to watch her big brother train in the bay and then moves the camera’s focus to Erik and Mendez. She watches with a smile.
Section One – Training Bay
Mendez and Erik practices mixed martial arts, as Mendez takes Erik down to the mat. Mendez can tell that Erik’s mind is someplace else.
Mendez – “FOCUS!”
Erik – “Sorry.”
Adam can hear the conversation from afar as he is weight training with Griff and Bachman.
Mendez – “She’s not for you, op. Let it go before you hurt yourself.”
Erik – “What are you talking about?”
Mendez – “She’s way out of your league.”
Erik – “What’s her name?”
Mendez – “Shayne and over there is her delinquent, big brother, Adam.”
Erik looks over and meets eye contact with Adam.
Erik – “He’s not intimidating. Why would she be out of my league?”
Adam can’t help, but bring himself over and put himself into the conversation.
Adam (In a sarcastic tone) – “What’s going on, valentine op?”
There is already tension with Adam and Erik. Unlikely of him to become protective over the sister he never wanted to be a part of. The Gelman Process must be working as well as Madeline believed.
Erik – “Did I look at you wrong or something?”
Adam – “I suggest you back away from her.”
Back in Shayne’s office, she’s witnesses the conversation visually, but can’t hear. She’s curious on what the tension is between Adam & Erik. Shayne doesn’t hesitate to make her move back to the training bay.
Erik – “And if I don’t?”
Adam – “Let’s just say I am not the only family member of hers you need to worry about.”
Adam pushes Erik away to show dominance when he hears his sisters voice.
Shayne – “Enough!”
Everyone stops training and remains silent as Shayne makes her way between Erik and Adam.
Shayne – “What’s going on, Mendez?”
Mendez – “Nothing, Shayne. We are just teaching Erik a thing or two.”
She turns her focus on Mendez to examine his facial expressions and then he examines both Erik and Adam.
Shayne – “Anything you want to add, Adam?”
Adam – “No, ma’am.”
Shayne – “What about you, Erik.”
Erik – “Willing to learn all that I am able, ma’am.”
Shayne (annoyed) – “Call me Shayne.”
Everyone feels the presence of Michael and turns to the rail where he is leaning over to observe the situation. He remains silent, notices his daughter is in full control, and allows Shayne to adjust the situation on her own. Shayne returns her focus to the trainers and trainees, as everyone else seems imitated by Michael’s presence.
Shayne – “Back to training, everyone!”
Erik – “Who is that guy at the rail?”
Shayne – “That’s my father.”
Erik – “That would make him…”
Adam quickly interrupts Erik’s discovery.
Adam – “…My father.”
Erik feels Michael has the most dominant aura in the room, like the Alpha male type, and backs down from his challenge with Adam. Adam smiles and turns to continue his weight lifting with the previous operatives. Shayne walks up to Michael and in the distance, Erik watches as the two converses from a distance. Mendez smacks Erik in the head for his attention.
Mendez – “Welcome to the pack, Omega. Now let’s continue to toughen you up. The Alpha needs a new play toy, soon.”
Meanwhile, as Mendez and Erik continue their training, Michael and Shayne remove themselves from the training bay.
Michael – “Good job in there.”
Shayne – “Boys will be boys.”
Michael – “From my observation, looks like you have an admirer.”
Shayne – “One problem, dad. He’s a valentine operative.”
Michael – “He’ll be trained to detach himself from missions, not the world around him.”
Shayne – “You must see potential in him.”
Michael – “I see the same look he has on you that I have with your mother.”
Shayne laughs at Michael’s response, since she isn’t use to him being open to her.
Shayne – “Alright, dad.”
Shayne and Michael exchanges small smiles and then Michael stops in his steps.
Michael – “Would you like to go out for coffee?”
Shayne stops and turns back to her father.
Shayne – “Now?”
Michael – “Yes.”
Shayne – “Uh, sure.”
Michael and Shayne change their direction to the Van Access to leave Section for the rest of the afternoon.
Section One – Van Access
Nikita meets Shayne and Michael at the Van Access and smiles at both of them as she hands Shayne her coat before heading out for the evening. The scene ends with the three of them are leaving Section.