Int. Bedroom- Day
Detective MALONE stands amidst the scene of a struggle. The camera follows his description of what happened.
Malone: It looks like they fought near the bed. Then he dragged her toward the dresser. That’s where she hit him with the vase, which made him so angry that he strangled her. (beat) What do you think, Frankenstein Detective?
The camera moves toward FRANKENSTEIN, who is wearing a beige trench coat and fedora. He immediately starts flipping over furniture.
Malone pulls out a Zippo and directs the flame toward Frankenstein, who cowers in the corner. Malone walks over to where the bed once was and picks up a book of matches.
Malone: McNulty’s, eh?
Int. Bar- Night
Malone and Frankenstein interrogate the bar tender, who never stops cleaning glasses. Malone holds up a picture of the victim.
Bartender: Yeah, I seen her. I see a lotta people.
Malone: She was found dead in her apartment last night.
Bartender: Lotta people I see die in their apartments.
Malone: She was murdered. She come in here with anybody?
Bartender: I know my rights; I don’t gotta say nothin’.
Malone steps away from the bar, puts a cigarette in his mouth, and fiddles with his Zippo.
Malone: Real shame– pretty, young lady like that. Frank hates it when pretty, young ladies get hurt. Don’tchaya, Frank?
Frankenstein approaches the bar. Malone continues to fiddle with the Zippo.
Malone: Gets him all riled up. (beat) Yeah, I know your rights. Frank here, though, little fuzzy on them, ‘specially if he’s riled up.
Frankenstein lifts the bartender by his collar.
Malone: Nothing short of a torch stops him once he gets goin’. You don’t happen to have a torch back there?
Bartender: I’ll talk. I’ll talk!
Malone gets the Zippo to work, causing Frankenstein to drop the bar tender and cower in the corner.
Bar Tender: He paid for their drinks with a credit card! Older guy; never seen him before.
Int. Appartment lobby- night
Frankenstein and Malone stand at the door of a penthouse. LUKE DERRICK opens the door.
Malone: Luke Derrick?
Malone: Detectives Frankenstein and Malone.
They show their badges.
Malone: Well, Luke, wanted to ask you a few questions about a young lady you were with two nights ago.
Luke: I see a lot of ladies.
Malone: She was found murdered in her apartment.
Luke: A lot of ladies I see are murdered in their apartments.
Malone: We found your blood at the scene of the crime.
Ballsy pushes past Malone and Frankenstein and runs down the hallway. Frankenstein makes a fist with his left hand, rips his arm off, and nails Ballsy in the back of the head with it, knocking him over. Malone cuffs Ballsy.
Malone: Too bad you can’t nail ‘em like that at the free throw line.
Int. Basketball Court- Night
Close up of a ball missing the net.
Wide shot of Malone and Frankenstein wearing basketball shorts and tank tops.
Malone: Maybe if you pretend the net’s trying to get away with murder.
Close up of Frankenstein’s ripped-off left arm missing the net.