These are scenes from the December 7, 1995 second revision draft of the script for the episode The Good, The Bad and The Wealthy written by Scott Smith Miller. These scenes did not make it into the final episode due to time and story considerations.|
Right out of the gate, this script offers something extra...
THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE WEALTHY
EXT. LAMPLIGHTER - DAY - PRISCILLA HARDAWAY
an attractive thirtyish business woman exits the double doors. Her 11 year old son, JAMIE (dressed like a cowboy), is with her --
Aw, Mom -- I wanna watch the
No back-talk, Jamie.
Go on up to the hotel and play.
Jamie sulks off toward the Dominion Hotel. Priscilla sighs -- What's a woman to do on this world?
EXT. MARKET STREET - JAMIE
dawdling, reacts at the sight of --
on a bus shelter: a blow-up of a Forbes type magazine cover. It features a near life-size portrait of a Mike Milken-type businessman, complete with ten gallon hat and holding six shooters. The logo: Capitalist Tool.
draws a pair of toy revolvers out of his toy holster and BANG! BANG! outdraws the Junk Bond King. Suddenly --
A SOUND (O.S.)
an eerie HOWLING, like you'd get from a windstorm. He moves closer --
And from there, Jamie runs to see the Sliders arrive...
And a missing Arturo line...
Quinn tousles the kid's hair and as they head out, toward Market Street --
(of the kid's cap guns)
It's barbaric -- small
children's fascination with
Miss Welles, must you interject
feminist claptrap into every
conversation you engage in?
As they've reached the street --
What's the deal with this place?
And from the Western scene that Remmy sees, we move on to the next lost scene...
And after Quinn guns down the man? He was originally supposed to get an offer for some business...
INT. LAMPLIGHTER - DAY - CONTINUOUS - QUINN
aghast at what he's done.
A legend is born.
As if this was a signal, the locals start to WHOOP and HOLLER. Priscilla helps a shaky Cliff to his feet as a mob of locals crowd Quinn, congratulating him.
Are you all right?
TEXAS YUPPIE #1
You do matrimonial? I need
someone to handle my divorce.
What do we do now?
Let's get out of here!
But too late...the Sheriff has arrived...
Bullock's company also originally had a more familiar title...
Quinn can't believe this turn of events.
You... want me to work for you?
Texan Instruments is a wonderful
company, Mallory. Progressive,
The kind of company a man could
Off Quinn --
Also, we were supposed to see a different take on a familiar song at the karaoke bar...
INT. COUNTRY WESTERN BAR - NIGHT
is full swing. A watering hole form Texan Instruments employees. A young guy in a country and western shirt lip-syncs the words to "I Shot The Sheriff" in front of a karaoke machine. The words here, however, go... "I shot the Sheriff, but I *also* shot the Deputy..."
Did you wonder why Remmythought TV was so violent on Western world? This hilarious missing scene tells all...
INT. DOMINION HOTEL ROOM - NIGHT - ON TV - RUGGED MEN
sitting at a restuarant counter.
(horrified; off a jar of
This salsa ain't made in San
Says right here, it's
imported... from the U.S. of
The diners all turn to glare at the COOK. Suddenly --
Everybody's shooting at Cookie -- The camera flinches from this carnage and we find --
REMBRANDT AND WADE
watching dumbfounded --
I thought TV was violent on our
And here's a missing line from the conversation Priscilla had with her broker...
A broker's only as good as the
cards he's dealt --
I'm not losing this company to
Jack Bullock, Cliff.
I'd rather die than do that.
You want my opinion, I'd take
what money's left on the table
and find somebody to defend you
against a takeover.
No. No more lawyers.
The future of this company's
riding on you, Cliff.
Off Cliff --
But as we know, it didn't ride on Cliff for long...
Also, Arturo was originally supposed to be present when Priscilla came to ask for someone to take Cliff's place at the Poker game...
Excuse me -- do either of you
I'm afraid my skills in that
department are a little rusty.
I play a more than adequate hand
of bridge, however.
Priscilla turns to her last hope.
Don't sweat it, darlin'. They
used to call me Crying Man Slim
on the Topps tour bus. I know
every form of poker known to
We were also originally privy to more of Wade's attempts to get the help of local law enforcement...
INT. SHERIFF'S STATION - DAY - DEPUTY JOE BOB
cleaning the small bore of his revolver, looks up as --
Is the Sheriff here?
Won't I do?
I'm here to report a murder.
I called half an hour ago; I was
told the Sheriff was on his way
Big city. Lotta crimes to
Can't just drop everything every
time there's a hanging --
As now --
Thank God --
Lady here's all worked up over
the Sutter suicide, Sheriff.
It was no suicide -- Go see for
What kind of lawman are you?
All right, Missy -- Come on in.
As she follows him in --
(picks up a phone)
Hi, sweetheart. It's Deputy Joe
I need to talk to Jack Bullock.
Off which --
INT. SHERIFF'S OFFICE - DAY - WADE'S
not getting anywhere --
What do you mean you're not
And that's where we came in...
When Quinn was confronted as being Priscilla's lawyer by Bullock, there was originally an extra look at this world's law...
Industrial espionage is still a
hanging crime in these parts.
And I intend to prosecute you --
and Hardaway computers with all
due diligence. You understand me?
(the myth is larger than
And if any of you think you're
faster than Dalton was, let's
settle this right now.
Directly following that was a missing Wade and Arturo scene at a gun store...
INT. GUN SHOP - DAY - ARTURO
enters. Wade follows him in.
Have you heard one thing I've
Every blessed, tiresome word.
You're against the proliferation
(waving his hand out at
But I have news for you, Miss
Welles. It's already
The place is elegant. The equivalent of a Dunhill's tailor shop. Dark paneling. Guns of every conceivable shape and caliber in various disconcertingly upscale displays.
'I help you, folks?
Yes. I'm interested in
purchasing a handgun.
Excellent. We have a large
selection... Something for the
little lady as well?
Thank you. No.
The Salesman slides the case open and pulls out a pistol.
... This is part of our Roy Cohn
collection -- The thirty eight
happens to be on sale right now.
The Salesman hands Arturo the gun.
(as he assesses its heft)
I am a man of reason and
responsibility, as you know,
Miss Welles. If we were back
home, I'd never be doing this.
But on this world...
... a man can't be too careful.
(of the gun)
What do you think? Real sexy
feel, don't you think?
Arturo straps on the holster and slides the gun into it. He preens a little before a mirror, enjoying the look it gives him. Notices Wade looking at him. Feels busted.
At least promise me you won't
slide with it.
Don't be absurd. The guns stays
The scene then cuts over to Rembrandt who is now winning at the poker game...
And while that same game is going on...
POKER PLAYER #1
Son of a bitch!
[to his second)
Go on up to the Bank of Texas,
Jim Bob -- Tell 'em I'm
Rembrandt's loving it --
ANGLE - WADE AND ARTURO
perched on barstools --
Where in the world is he? We
slide out of here in
Rembrandt just won another hand.
A useful thing to keep in mind
if we need cash on another
Yeah, providing they have poker.
Of that you can be sure. If
there's one thing sliding has
proven, it's that vice is
bursts in, headed for them --
Tell Rembrandt to cash out.
We've got to get out of here.
Cliff Sutter is dead.
If Jack Bullock had any guts,
I'd've been next.
We've got to get out of here.
Arturo rises, downs the last of his drink --
Another thing I've learned from
sliding -- Don't let yourself
get too comfortable.
I'll meet you guys outside -- I
left some stuff in the room.
I'm coming with you.
Then we follow Wade and she ruins Rembrandt's hand to speed him along...
Some more alternate history magazine mentions...
The company's in play.
Bullock's going for a hostile
What? I thought he couldn't do
He's been biding his time until
I was too weak to defend myself.
He's hired a takeover specialist
from the East.
It was in Texas Business Day
this morning --
Let me see that.
He takes a copy of the newspaper -- the headline announces "Texan Instruments In Hostile Bid for Hardaway -- Microchip Supplier In Perilous Play."
Don't worry, Mom. Quinn'll save
Jamie: go upstairs.
But Jamie didn't go upstairs...he decided to make a side trip after stealing Arturo's gun from the coat our Professor had laid down...
Another small change - the name of the professional Bullock hires is "Slim" Symms in the original script...not Billy.
Did you ever wonder how Jamie got to the top floor of Bullock's building with a gun? This scene tells the tale...
EXT. TEXAN INSTRUMENTS BUILDING - DAY - JAMIE
Arturo's gun hidden in the pocket of his windbreaker, hovers by the door, watching for an opportunity to get inside.
A FED-TEX DELIVERY MAN
approaches, wheeling a hand-cart piled too high with packages. As he opens the lobby door, several fall to the pavement.
I'll get it.
Jamie picks up a fallen parcel using the hand-cart as a cover and follows the delivery man into the building. The doors close just as --
pulls to the curb in front of the building. Priscilla and Quinn step out --
-- It wasn't so much his words,
but how he said it. I hope I'm
INT. TEXAN INSTRUMENTS LOBBY - DAY - THE ELEVATOR DOORS
as they close on the Fed-Tex guy and Jamie.
QUINN AND PRISCILLA
rushing into the lobby up to the guard desk.
Have you seen a boy... about
A boy just went inside wiht the
He suddenly recognizes Quinn.
You're Quinn Mallory, aren't
Quinn barges past him.
You can't go back there. Hey!
Quinn's headed for the elevator doors --
Well, well. Mallory. I figured
you'd be on a train to Mexico by
Quinn rears back and delivers a right to Barnett's jaw that flattens the surprised Vice President. Jumps into the empty elevator just as the doors close.
INT. JACK BULLOCK'S OFFICE - DAY - BULLOCK
pours himself a whiskey from his office bar. A man is with him -- compact, a little nerdy. Extremely well-tailored, this is none other than SLIM SYMMS, a notorious takeover specialist.
So there I am. Testifying
before the Senate Subcommittee
in Austin, thinking -- "You
people never heard of synergy?"
coming, boys. Lead, follow or
get out of the way --
And about that time, Jamie comes in...just as we did around this point on the final version.