all smashed. He rushes into the
kitchen, looks around crazily–
Nothing but the decay of his scream.
The BASEMENT door is ajar. He cuts to
it quickly, pulls it open, peers
frantically into the darkness below. He
snaps ON the light…
(102) EXT. PRINCE’S HOUSE — NIGHT
SIRENS! The SCENE is a riot of COLOR
and FRENZY. A POLICE CAR, LIGHTS
FLASHING, skids into the drive.
NEIGHBORS jam the STREETS. POLICE CARS
are parked all around.
(103) INT. BASEMENT, PRINCE’S HOUSE — NIGHT
CHAOS! The BASEMENT is PACKED with
COPS. Prince’s father is strapped into
a gurney, staring dully at the ceiling.
PHOTOGRAPHERS snap pictures as
PARAMEDICS work feverishly over him.
I.V. UNITS are pushed into his veins.
An OXYGEN MASK is placed over his nose
and mouth. Huge white bandages are
bunched up along the back of his head.
His Mother is kneeling by the gurney,
crying hysterically, grasping his hands
in a white panic. TWO COPS support her.
Someone is SHOUTING instructions.
RADIOS crackle incessantly. A MEDIC
And the gurney is hoisted up the stairs
quickly, the bulk of the crowd
following, his Mother supported as she
ascends the stairs.