All Fall Down
starring Gillian Anderson, Lee Sun Gyun, Aisha Tyler, and Adrien Brody, for @anon (who I am pretty sure I know but won’t say because if I’m wrong: lol embarrassing, but to whom I will say &PASTA;;;;)
SONG: A Lull - Weapons for War
By the stroke of midnight on August 7, 2149, the Rising will fall.
Three (Tyler) has already run the projections. In a matter of hours, the last of the rebellion will be crushed, right there in the Angeleno Valley where it began. For the nameless like her, the long game is almost over. When the Loyalist Army announces their victory, she’ll archive her work and turn her data over to the Director (Anderson). It’s nothing she hasn’t done a hundred times since the Rising began, but this time… This time the Director has promised she’ll finally be free to reclaim her name.
In the ruins high above the canyon, Kenner (Brody) waits. He’s out of food. Water. The power pack on his commbox is nearly drained. He used the last of his ammunition a week before. He’s been dead since then; it just hasn’t caught up to him yet. Gunships roar along the horizon, unleashing plasma waves that will burn long after his flesh falls away. Kenner tries one last time to make contact, sending the signal as far as the commbox will reach.
Hyo (Lee) knows there won’t be another chance after tonight. His contact in the Rising is dead. He saw the body himself, lying in the street outside the Low Council compound. The nexus is clogged with High Council propaganda; the few remaining voices of dissent are silenced. The end is closing fast. But Hyo has one last play to make. If he can get to the Hub, if he can bluff his way back inside, if he can get his wife to listen…