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I had so much fun doing this! I am really going to miss it! :o( Here goes:
As CHRISTINE and PHANTOM proceed down the passageway, spiraling ever lower, VADER joins them from an adjoining passageway.
Is Miss Giry with you?
VADER looks back over his shoulder as ALL THREE continue to run on.
Why, you ask, was I bound and chained in this cold and dismal place?
Not for any mortal sin, but the wickedness of my abhorrent face!
Hounded out by everyone!
Met with hatred everywhere!
No kind word from anyone!
No compassion anywhere!
CUT TO INT. OPERA HOUSE STAIRCASE – NIGHT
MADAME GIRY is taking RAOUL towards the PHANTOM’S LAIR.
Keep your hand at the level of your eyes!
... at the level of your eyes ...
This is as far as I dare go.
(holding up his paper 3-D glasses to his eyes)
Madame Giry, thank you.
RAOUL continues down and falls through a trapdoor into a tank of water.
RAOUL struggles and thrashes dramatically only to finally stand in water that is only just over his knees. EYEBALL-ON-A-STALK MONSTER snakes a tentacle toward RAOUL, who pulls out his half of DARTH MAUL’S lightsaber. It sputters and then gives him a powerful shock. He yells, then begins whacking at the tentacle with the lightsaber hilt. The tentacle withdraws. RAOUL looks around twitching with paranoia. We hear a deep, distant CLANKING NOISE and then the walls begin to move inward.
This is not my day.
(pulls out comlink)
Threepio, can you hear me? Threepio? Come in, Threepio!
Threepio! Threepio! Shut down all the garbage mashers on the Phantom’s level.
THREEPIO (over COMLINK)
Master Raoul? Oh, Sir! What’s happening?
(whacks a beeping ARTOO on the dome with a CLANK)
Quiet Artoo, I’m trying to speak with Master Raoul.
Shut down all the garbage mashers on the Phantom’s level!
CUT TO ARTOO and THREEPIO OPERA HOUSE INT. CONTROL ROOM
Shut down all the garbage mashers on the Phantom’s level – no all of them!
(whistles and beeps)
CUT TO RAOUL in WATER TANK
(accidentally reactivates lightsaber and gets another couple of powerful shocks) AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHH!! AAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGHHHH!!
CUT TO ARTOO AND THREEPIO OPERA HOUSE INT. CONTROL ROOM
Oh, no! He’s dying! We were too late!
It’s all right, Threepio. I’m all right.
Oh, thank The Maker! You did it Artoo! You saved him!
ARTOO(whistle, whistle, raspberry)
What do you mean, “Why?” Honestly R2-D2, I don’t know what’s gotten into you!
CUT TO INT. PHANTOM’S LAIR – NIGHT. THERE IS MIST -- SWIRLING MIST UPON A VAST, GLASSY LAKE. THERE ARE CANDLES ALL AROUND – well – you know. . .
What have you done with RAOUL?
I have not harmed him. . . Yet. . .
(crosses to guard the closed portcullis, folds his arms across his chest and looks on)
(with a knowing grin – thinking of RAOUL’S supposed fate in the garbage masher)
I don’t think the fop will be a nuisance to us any longer.
Have you gorged yourself at last, in your lust for blood?
Am I now to be prey to your lust for flesh?
(rips off PHANTOMS mask)
(stands facing her openly, hiding nothing)
That fate, which condemns me to wallow in blood has also denied me
the joys of the flesh . . .
this face - the infection
which poisons our love . . .
This face, which earned a mother's fear and loathing . . .
A mask, my first unfeeling scrap of clothing . . .
(CHRISTINE turns away, ashamed)
Pity comes too late - turn around
and face your fate: an eternity of this before your eyes!
This haunted face holds no horror for me now . . .
It's in your soul that the true distortion lies . . .
Wait! I think, my friends, we have a guest.
(There is a great splashing and thrashing as someone comes running through the thigh-deep water, slips and goes under flailing, thrashes and splashes a lot more, partially rises, slips back under, and finally RAOUL stands up outside the portcullis, bedraggled, looking into the PHANTOM’S lair)
CHRISTINE tries to hide a giggle
(breaks out in a full-out good-humoured laugh – not really spiteful as if he’s laughing at RAOUL – more like RAOUL has just told him the most wonderful joke. He tries very hard to recompose himself)Sir, this is indeed an unparalleled delight!
(*snort* shakes head to get a grip)
I had rather hoped that you would come.
And now my wish comes true - you have truly made my night!
(trying very hard not to smile or break out laughing)
(gives PHANTOM a dirty look)
Do what you like only free her!
Have you no pity?
(throws out his hands, pleadingly, slips and goes under again - thrash, thrash, thrash – gets up again clearly very frustrated)
(snorts, laughs again, trying desperately to stop)
Your lover makes a passionate plea!
(has been holding it in, but it breaks out in a big snort of laughter and she doubles over, clutching her stomach)
Raoul, I’m sorry – it’s just – well it’s just the timing, and –
Oh Raoul, I’m sorry.
I love her!
Does that mean nothing?
I love her!
Show some compassion . . .
The world showed no compassion to me!
Christine . . .
Christine . . . Let me see her. . .
Be my guest, sir. . .
(nods to VADER, who makes a Force Gesture to raise the portcullis)
Monsieur, I bid you welcome!
(VADER helps RAOUL get through the entrance without slipping – RAOUL mutters “Thank you.” The portcullis closes behind him.)
Did you think that
He would harm her?
Why should he make her pay
for the sins which are yours?
(on the word YOURS, VADER uses The Force to lift RAOUL and pin him against the grille of the portcullis, also choking him, but conveniently not enough that he can’t sing his lines)
Order your fine horses now!
Raise up your hand to the level of your eyes!
Nothing can save you now - except perhaps Christine ...
Start a new life with me -
Buy his freedom with your love!
Refuse me, and you send your lover to his death!
(VADER gives an extra squeeze for emphasis and RAOUL makes a choking sound)
This is the choice -
This is the point of no return!
The tears I might have shed for your dark fate grow cold, and turn to tears of hate. . .
Christine, forgive me please forgive me. . .
Now for the extremely confusing, 3 part song in which everyone sings different words. VADER watches in much the same way as a spectator at a tennis match, but with dignity.
I did it all for you, and all for nothing. . .
Farewell my fallen idol and false friend
We had such hopes
Now all those hopes are shattered
Past all hope of cries for help: no point in fighting
For either way you choose, you cannot win
For either way you choose, he has to win!
So, do you end your days with me,
or do you send him to his grave?
(VADER chokes RAOUL a little harder)
Why make her lie to you, to save me?
Angel of Music ...
Past the point of no return –
For pity's sake,
Christine, say no!
. . .Who deserves this?
... the final threshold
...Don't throw your life away for my sake ...
CHRISTINEWhy do you curse mercy?
His life is now the prize which you must earn!
I fought so hard to free you.
Raoul, there’s still good in him. I can feel it.
Angel of Music ...
You've passed the point of no return
... you deceived me -
I gave you my mind blindly ...
You try my patience - make your choice!
(approaching PHANTOM through the water)
Pitiful creature of darkness
What kind of life have you known?
God give me courage to show you
You are not alone. . .
(she kisses PHANTOM, looks at him, says softly)
Your thoughts betray you. I feel the good in you, the conflict.
There is no conflict.
You couldn't bring yourself to kill him before, and I don't believe you'll destroy him now.
(kisses him again)
PHANTOM looks into her eyes with wonder and then smiles softly. VADER, watching, nods slowly. PHANTOM motions behind himself to VADER, who releases RAOUL.
Christine – I love you.
(just before he kisses her again whispers)
Christine! NO! You belong to ME!
(unthinkingly activates lightsaber again, which shocks him)AAAAAAAAAGHGHGGGGGGHHH!
She BELONGS to no one.
But I give you my heart, willingly.
VADER uses The Force to open the portcullis and Raoul stomps out, but slips and falls, thrashes, then rises again and slogs off. A second later, Meg comes running/splashing lightly through the water.
Quickly! They’re coming! You must hide!
VADER steps forward to MEG and holds out a black-gloved hand.
Join with us. Together we will rule the universe.
MEG turns to him, awed, then smiles coyly, bites her lip and places her hand in his. PHANTOM picks up a candlestick and smashes five mirrors arrayed around the room, revealing five separate passages. He then slides another mirror open, revealing a sixth passage.
That will buy us some time.
PHANTOM takes CHRISTINE’S hand, VADER draws MEG after him, they pass through the opening, and the mirror slides closed behind them. We hear a double duet of “All I Ask of You” fading as the four move away along the passage.
FADE TO BLACK