Writer Wrong

SPINES Chapter Three

October 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3
Writer Wrong
SPINES Chapter Three
Chapters
0:00
INTRO
0:16
WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter
5:44
SPINES - Chapter Three
35:06
WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter
47:57
OUTRO
Writer Wrong
SPINES Chapter Three
Oct 01, 2020 Season 1 Episode 3

Rory and Markie prepare for a final showdown with BZB Productions (aka the Thespis Diavolos), and they're going to need some help. Markie has a bit of a brainstorm.

CO-HOST: Bryce Hunter

Produced by Patrick Emile and Marlo Mysliwiec
Written, Directed, Scored, and Edited by Patrick Emile

CAST: Jovane Caamaño as Jasper, Cameron Casey as Rory Millerson, Cody Dry as Markie Pon de Lancie, Courtney Dyamond as Bethel Bridgers and Taysia, Patrick Emile as Detective David Chalmers, Kris Kelly as Madame Bianca and (Nana) Catherine Millerson, Jon Murrell as Narrator, Mindy Neuendorff as Tina, and Evan Michael Woods as Tom

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Show Notes Transcript Chapter Markers

Rory and Markie prepare for a final showdown with BZB Productions (aka the Thespis Diavolos), and they're going to need some help. Markie has a bit of a brainstorm.

CO-HOST: Bryce Hunter

Produced by Patrick Emile and Marlo Mysliwiec
Written, Directed, Scored, and Edited by Patrick Emile

CAST: Jovane Caamaño as Jasper, Cameron Casey as Rory Millerson, Cody Dry as Markie Pon de Lancie, Courtney Dyamond as Bethel Bridgers and Taysia, Patrick Emile as Detective David Chalmers, Kris Kelly as Madame Bianca and (Nana) Catherine Millerson, Jon Murrell as Narrator, Mindy Neuendorff as Tina, and Evan Michael Woods as Tom

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/writerwrong)

Writer Wrong Episode 3

SPINES Chapter Three

10.1.2020


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INTRO      00:00

     [MUSIC: WRITER WRONG THEME]

Marlo Mysliwiec:
Welcome to Writer Wrong where you, the listeners, become the writers. Today’s episode is Chapter Three of three. Now over to your host Patrick Emile.

     [MUSIC: WRITER WRONG THEME OUT]



WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter      00:16

Patrick Emile (PE)
: Welcome back to the show, brave listeners. This is the Writer Wrong Podcast where you decide what happens next. I am your host Patrick Emile and we are so glad you decided to come back and to hang with us for the next hour or so. Just as a reminder we will be listening to the third installment of "Spines" so, if you have not listened to chapters one and two I highly recommend that you go back and do so, otherwise, spoilers ahead. And folks, we are coming to you from the Writer Wrong studio and again I have the pleasure of sitting across from Bryce Hunter. Welcome back, once again, Bryce. 

Bryce Hunter (BH): Thank you. I am back for your repudiation once again. 

PE: Yes, he is folks, because the voting came in at 91% for Option B.

BH: I'm not very good at this game.

PE: Well, I mean...I think again you did a great job, Bryce. But, you gotta give the people what they want—

BH: That's true.

PE: —and they seem to want the supernatural stuff. And so that's what we gotta do.

BH: Alright. 

PE: So there you have it, folks. The voting was very lopsided this time around, but that's ok because we're here...we're drinking The Botanist once again. It is delicious.

BH: It's the best.

PE: It's the best.

BH: It's the only reason I do this podcast. Is for the free Botanist.

PE: Yeah, yeah. I actually texted Bryce and was like, "Hey, can you do this again?" and he was like, "will there be The Botanist?" I said, "yes" and he said, "ok fine...in that case..."

BH: (laughing) And here I am.

PE: So, folks, I just want to remind you once again that we are on Patreon. So all of our friends out there, please check us out on Patreon. Lots of good perks going on there. And thank you so much for the subscriptions we have already received to those patrons out there. We really appreciate your support. So, Patreon.com/WriterWrong, and you can find us there.

I also want to give a quick shout-out to Brendan Kallaugher for some dramaturgical support I received for Chapter Two of "Spines". I neglected to do so last time. Bren, if you're out there listening, thanks again, it was extremely helpful.

Alright, Bryce, so have you listened to anything cool, read anything, seen anything? What's been going on? I think you've become somewhat of a tastemaker for our audience.

BH: (laughs) That's the first time anyone's ever described me as such.

PE: Oh yeah. I think that might be true. Hit us.

BH: I finished my China Town book, it was really good. I want to re-recommend that. If anybody's a fan of that movie. I haven't started reading anything new since then, but I started watching the new HBO show The Third Day the one with Jude Law.

PE: Yeah, I haven't watched it, is it good?

BH: Yeah, it's pretty good. It's Wicker Man-esque. It's spooky. I think if you like "Spines" you would probably like The Third Day.

PE: Oh Ok. That's good to know.

BH: And he's fantastic in it, like he is always. 

PE: Yeah, I really like Jude Law. I like The Holiday.

BH: You know what? I do, too.

PE: Yeah.

BH: And I feel like it doesn't get talked about enough as a Rom-Com. It's like one of the better ones of the recent—

PE: I completely agree!

BH: Jack Black is good in that. Kate Winslet.

PE: I'm a Jack Black apologist. I just think he's fantastic.

BH: No, he's good.

PE: He's so good.

BH: You don't have to—

PE: Well, there are people out there.

BH: Well, they're wrong.

PE: Jack Black if you're listening, I think you're absolutely the best.

BH: He's fantastic.

PE: Yeah. Been listening to anything cool? I've been listening to some cool stuff.

BH: Let's see, I'm still hung up on that Fiona Apple album. It's been out for a while now but I still go back to it. I think that was maybe the album of the year, for me.

PE: I think it's amazing. It's brilliant.

BH: She is—like she's never made a bad album. But, this may be her best—I liked her last one a lot, too, though. But it's fantastic. It's really good.

PE: It's masterful. Masterful.

BH: Yeah. Yeah.

PE: Compositionally I think she's the height of her powers. She's exploring some new territory for her and it's really cool to hear. I've been on a Pixies, Breeders, Lucious Jackson kick lately.

BH: Always good.

PE: Yeah, can't go wrong. And this morning I checked out Tim Heidecker's new album Fear of Death. Very interesting. It is a straight-ahead rock album. It's not Tim and Eric—

BH: Is he on the guitar?

PE: He's on the guitar. He's on the piano.

BH: Yeah.

PE: And then he's singing all over it.

BH: Awesome.

PE: He has a collaborator whose name escapes me, unfortunately, however, I do recommend listeners, that you check it out if you're a Tim Heidecker fan or Tim and Eric fan. 

BH: He was on an episode of Andrew Birds YouTube show called The Great Room—

PE: Oh ok.

BH: —where he just has random musicians come over to his house and then he just jams, it seems pretty improvised. I don't know how much it is, but he was on an episode of that. That's a really good thing that you could check out, too. The Great Room.

PE: Andrew Birds show.

BH: Andrew Bird. Yeah. John C. Reilly was on one where they play like Western songs. 

PE: Another Tim and Eric connection.

BH: There you go. Yep. Yep.

PE: Alright, folks. So that brings us to the end of our little intro here because we are very excited to bring to you the final installment of "Spines" and—

BH: It gets spooky, guys!

PE: Yeah. It's gonna get weird. So, Bryce has read the script, he hasn't heard it.

BH: I haven't heard, no.

PE: He hasn't heard it just like usual. So he'll be listening to it for the very first time right now. So, buckle up. It's a romp, so gird your loins because here comes "Spines Chapter Three".

     [MUSIC: WRITER WRONG THEME UP AND OUT]
     [BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP]



SPINES - Chapter Three      05:44

     [MUSIC: CATHERINE UND.]

CATHERINE:
...and so I write to you with a warning. I know I wasn't the best mother to you. You might think that I disapproved of your career choices, and you would be correct; however, the reasoning behind my objections may not be what you assume it to be.

It is all real, Bianca. Everything. The grimoires, the cults, the talismans, the spells—all of it. As you matured and began the journey of your studies, I eagerly awaited the moment when I could finally reveal to you the truth of these obscure paganisms. Perhaps I should have trusted in the fact that there would never have been a perfect time and ripped off the proverbial bandage. But as you might imagine, it is a difficult subject to broach.

But then the unthinkable happened: you began to believe on your own. While I do find your particular brand of monetized new age advice to be...tacky, that opinion pales in comparison to the gravity of my fear for my own daughter dabbling in magicks that I know to be actual, misunderstood, and most certainly dangerous. I do not have much time, and by now you know that I have left the house to Rory. This isn't out of spite but, rather, necessity.

The medallion you will inherit, as well as its twin that I wear now in these final moments, are indeed authentic artifacts of the Thespis Diavolos. I have had many strange calls (and even visitors) over the past several months, and I am convinced that they have somehow tracked the pieces down. What they do not know is that I have tied their power to the house using a Hermetic protection spell. Because of this, they can never work if not together and used at the house at the same moment. 
 
CATHERINE AND TOM OVERLAP:
As an academic, I am ill-equipped for spell casting, and I am quite sure my bumbling attempt has accelerated my sickness. Forgive me, daughter. You must know that I was always proud of you...

     [SOUND: INDOOR VOICES AMB.]

TOM:
...blah, blah, blah, bullshit, bullshit, bullshit. I'm trying to get you there, right? Put you in that perfect headspace. Confused, but not shocked. A little closure, but still scared to die. Right? Are we cool, Bianca? Oh wait, what did mom call you?

     [SOUND: STRAIGHTENING PAPER IN AIR]

TOM:
Bibi, riiiiight. Are we cool, Bibi?

BETHEL:
(laughing) Oh Bibi, I love it.
 
TOM:
Our people in the mail intercepted this a while back, right? A few years ago. Bethel?

BETHEL:
You're so right, Tom. Three years ago.

TOM:
And it just sat in our offices, right? Like, which fucking intern read this and filed it away? But it doesn't matter, right? Bethel discovered it and here we are. Tech went well last night, and now we're coaching up our newest star. Right, Bibi? Who's my girl? Are you my girl? ...alright Chalmers, work her fingers a bit. We're almost there, but not quite right, yeah? I need more...more broken, defeated, fucking crushed, right?

CHALMERS:
You got it, Tom. Alright Madame Bianca, just you and me now—

     [SOUND: DOOR CLOSING.
     [MUFFLED SCREAMING.]

TOM:
(sigh) Alright, Bethel, where are we on the fucking lights…

     [MUSIC: SPINES THEME UP]

NARRATOR:
"
Spines Chapter Three" written by Patrick Emile.

     [MUSIC: SPINES THEME FADES]

NARRATOR:
At Griwerrtown Cemetery, Rory and Markie have discovered Nana Millerson's grave to be hastily put back together after being robbed of the medallion buried with the body. A shadow creeps onto the scene, and Rory frightfully turns to face it.

RORY:
Oh shit! Markie, run!

JASPER:
No, wait, wait...!

MARKIE:
Jasper?!

RORY:
It's him! He was there last night! Markie, run!

MARKIE:
What? Rory, hold on. It's just Jasper.

     [SOUND: JASPER UND.]

JASPER:
Hey.

RORY:
(breathing heavily) You...you know him??

JASPER:
Markie, girl, that shirt.

MARKIE:
I know.

JASPER:
It's icky as fuck.

MARKIE:
I know. What the fuck are you doing here, Jasper?

RORY:
Time out, please. This guy is a murderer, Markie. How do you know him?

JASPER:
Murderer? I'm a designer.

MARKIE:
He's not a murderer.

RORY:
How. Do. You. Know. Him.

MARKIE:
You know, just like around town or whatever—

JASPER:
Thursday nights at Yummy Bears Truck Stop. More like fuck stop, right Markie?

MARKIE:
(not wanting Rory to know this) Shut the hell up, Jasper!

RORY:
Someone explain something right now or I'm calling the cops.

MARKIE:
He's an actor...

JASPER:
Excuse me, I am a designer. I'm currently accepting various roles while my label is getting off the ground.

MARKIE:
...and he's for hire for other jobs.

RORY:
What?

JASPER:
Look, I came to tell ya'll something. Do you want to know or do you want to discuss my CV in more dih-tail?

MARKIE:
Spit it out, Jasper.

JASPER:
(aside) Not what you said last Thursday. (to Rory) Yes, I was at your cute little shop last night, but I don't know those people. They wanted someone beautiful, and, well I'll let you look for yourself...

RORY:
...is he for real? Is this real life right now?

MARKIE:
Jasper!

JASPER:
That was me fucking that girl with the necklace, but once they knocked you out I was like, "uh-uh, this demon shit is too much for me." But that's when they wrote me a check and told me that's all they needed from me. I said thank you and pranced my ass out that door. But then I saw ya'll outside Crystal Breath earlier and followed you here on my scooter. I just wanted to see if you were ok. You're such a sweet little thing. Like a tiny Swedish fish.

RORY:
The fuck?

MARKIE:
So BZB hired you for the sacrifice video, but you didn't do any of the sacrificing...ing?

RORY:
They killed that girl.

JASPER:
Do what now?

NARRATOR:
Rory and Markie proceed to explain to Jasper what occurred last night following his departure from Spines. After much incredulous flailing about, Jasper calms down enough to key our duo into some important details.

JASPER:
The thing is, it was supposed to be a two-day job. Now obviously as fuck I'm not going back, but Rory, honey, I think they fully intend to be in your bookshop this very evening.

RORY:
What?!

MARKIE:
Jasper, are you sure?

JASPER:
Sure as silk, baby.

MARKIE:
What does that mean—

RORY:
Markie, call that detective. Here…

NARRATOR:
Rory hunts through their wallet and locates the card of Detective Chalmers.

JASPER:
Well, ya'll, I'm just gonna scoot on home. I don't mix well well Griwerrtown PD for reasons that shall remain permanently sealed by the court.

RORY:
Wait, they might want a statement or whatever! You could help bring this whole thing down!

     [SOUND: PHONE DIALING]

JASPER:
Beauty, if it's possible that I can actually play some heroic role in all of this, then your boyfriend here has my number.

MARKIE:
(on the phone) Yes, hello. This is Markie Pon de Lancie. You might remember me as Rory Millerson's super hot and helpful friend. There have been some developments, and Rory would very much like to speak with you. Please call us back at this number. Buh. (to Rory) Well. No luck. But he's probably with your mom, right? I'll text her.

RORY:
Jasper, please. Can I tell them to call you, at least? I don't even know if this detective believes me that there was a cult at Spines. You could really be the key, here.

JASPER:
I told you. Text me if I can help, but I can't wait around for any cops. See you Thursday, Markie?

     [SOUND: SCOOTER ENGINE STARTING]

MARKIE:
Yeah.

NARRATOR:
Markie shoots a quick lookup from his phone to Rory.

MARKIE:
I mean, maybe. Probably not. Whatever. Keep your phone on, you Vespa bitch!

JASPER:
I will! Ciaoooo....

     [SOUND: SCOOTER DRIVING OFF]

RORY:
Is everyone you know weird?

MARKIE:
Logically, that would include you.

RORY:
Yeah. Yeah, I know.

MARKIE:
So...

RORY:
I need a drink.

MARKIE:
Oh my balls, me three!

RORY:
Kitties? At this point, all we can do is wait for Chalmers to get back to us.

MARKIE:
That might be a while if he's, um, with your mom at Crystal Breath. Have you tried any of her oils? They are intense! Wait. Intense. Incense. Intensity. InCENsity. That's good, I need to remember to tell her that one.

RORY:
I hate you.

MARKIE:
I'll get us a car.

     [MUSIC: SHORT INTERLUDE]

NARRATOR:
And so Rory and Markie wait for a car to ferry them to Big 'Ol Kitties for a well-deserved drink. As the afternoon stretches into early evening, Spines is alive with the BZB Productions crew while they busy themselves with preparations for tonight's events. Detective Chalmers stands, arms-crossed, in font of Rory's office-turned-torture-chamber, as Bethel follows Tom about with her clipboard. Tina emerges from a curtained-off area near the non-fiction section, presenting a small box in front of her as if holding a dead mouse.

     [MUSIC: BETHEL UND.]

TINA:
Excuse me, Tom? Can we chat for a sec?

TOM:
Tina, you're beautiful. What's up, honey?

TINA:
Do you see what I'm holding?

TOM:
Bethel!

BETHEL:
It looks like lozenges, Tom.

TINA:
I specifically asked for Coughin' Often. This isn't Coughin' Often.

TOM:
(to anyone) Can we get her the correct motherfucking lozenges, please?!

BETHEL:
Tina. I am so sorry. We'll get right on that for you.

TINA:
(sigh) It's fine. I guess. (beat) Can we talk about tonight? The script is a lot different than what we discussed, Tom.

TOM:
Teen-o, it's better. So much better, right? You'll be perfect, it will all be perfect, right?

TINA:
It's just—I don't know why we have to change it so much. I'm used to them fucking behind me. That's how we always do it, and I see no reason to disrupt my process like this.

TOM:
Bethel!

BETHEL:
Tina, you're so on point. It's so different. Crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy different. But, corporate really wants this change. They think that sacrificing an actual blood-owner of the medallions will increase our chances of portal success by 27%.

TOM:
It's portal-time, baby!!

TINA:
Yes, but—

BETHEL:
And so we altered the spell just a tad to accommodate a medallion carrier instead of a willing whore.

TINA:
Ok, but—

BETHEL:
And since it's now Mabon, we can begin the ritual just as soon the moon begins to crest over the horizon. We're aiming for 6/6:30.

TINA:
I know, it's just—

TOM:
It's gonna be glorious, Teen-o. Just fucking glorious.

BETHEL:
Oh, so glorious. You're going to die.

TINA:
I...I just prefer the fucking.

TOM:
We all like the fucking, Teen-o, right?

TINA:
Can't we just have them behind me while I use the conduit spell on the old woman?

NARRATOR:
Tom and Bethel look at each other and consider this.

TOM:
Teen-o, TEEN-O. You're a fucking genius, right? Bethel!

BETHEL:
Oh my god, Tina. You're just the best. On it, Tom. I'm texting Jasper right now. We'll just need to find a girl.

NARRATOR:
Tom points to a young wardrobe assistant across the store.

TOM:
That one. Make it happen, Bethel, right? How's that, Teen-o. Cool? Are we cool, Teen-o?

TINA:
(sigh) Yeah, Tom. We're cool.

BETHEL:
Great, great, great, great, super awesome!

TINA:
Should I wait here for the Coughin' Often, or...?

TOM:
(to anyone) Can we get her the goddamn motherfucking lozenges, please?!?

     [MUSIC: SHORT INTERLUDE]

NARRATOR:
While the crew continues preparing for the sacrifice of poor Madame Bianca, Rory and Markie are making their way into Big Ol' Kitties.

     [SOUND: FOOTSTEPS]
     [SOUND: OUTDOOR STREET AMB.]


RORY:
...I'm just saying I don't care what you do with your time, Markie. It's really none of my business.

MARKIE:
Ok, fine. I'm just. Ugh, you're such a bitch, Rory. I just want you to know that just because I'm into some of those things doesn't mean - you know what, whatever. We can talk about it later.

     [SOUND: DOOR SOUND]
     [SOUND: BAR MUSIC]

TAYSIA:
Sorry, we're not quite open yet. Wait, Rory? Oh pancakes, I was beginning to worry. You weren't at public-radio-and-foreign-film trivia last night, and people were freaking out. I've texted you like 100 times. We lost, by the by. Way to represent the bar at a home game.

NARRATOR:
Taysia slips out from behind the bar and gives Rory a welcomed hug. Rory doesn't breakaway, and the lingering embrace begins to approach an awkward amount of time.

TAYSIA:
Roar? You ok, sweetie?

RORY:
Yeah. Sorry. Lots to tell you.

MARKIE:
Yeah, we've had ourselves quite the night. And next day.

NARRATOR:
Taysia peers at Markie from over Rory's still hugging body.

TAYSIA:
Good evening, Markus.

MARKIE:
And a fine evening to you, Tatortots.

NARRATOR:
Taysia and Markie are friends. Or at least in the sense that, if put into a room full of strangers, the two would be fine interacting with each other over making small talk with a bunch of normal people. They in fact have a lot in common, but that commonality includes a particular affinity for Rory. They both care deeply for our hero, and this has lead to a bit of a rivalry. Taysia respects her opponent's style and wit, and Markie is wary of Taysia's social standing as the successful owner and operator of the chillest bar in Griwerrtown. Now as we know, Markie is into a group thing if it ever happened. What he doesn't know, is that Taysia feels the same way. If it were ever to come up, of course.

Rory finally breaks away and the trio heads to the bar, with Taysia resuming her post.

TAYSIA:
Gin and soda, Roar?

RORY:
Yes, please please, please.

TAYSIA:
Any particular gin?

RORY:
That one? Starts with a B? I can never remember it.

TAYSIA:
I got you. What about you, Markie?

MARKIE:
I'll do a Tuacan' In Memphis to sip on, aaaand, yeah fuck it, also a Tamagotchikaze.

RORY:
Oh, two of those, please. Thanks, Tay.

TAYSIA:
Coming right up.

     [SOUND: TEXT ALERT/VIBRATE]

MARKIE:
New phone who dis. (beat) Oh shit? BZB just texted Jasper!

RORY:
What?!

MARKIE:
Ok, ok, (reading) so they need him back on set...tonight. Holy fuck.

RORY:
"Set"...meaning Spines?

MARKIE:
Yuuuuuuup. Oh shit, what do we do?

RORY:
Call Chalmers again. Have you heard back from my mom? No word from either of them.

MARKIE:
Nada.

     [SOUND: GLASSES CLINKING]

TAYSIA:
Ok, here we go, three Tamagotchikazes because why not? To your fitness!

     [SOUND: GLASSES CLINKING TOGETHER]
     [SOUND: GULPING]

RORY:
(finishing the shot) Shit, I needed that. Ok, call Chalmers. And then I say we make our way back to Crystal Breath.

TAYSIA:
So is anyone going to tell me what's going on, or what? It's not like I—(begins to cough)...sorry, It's not like (coughing)—

RORY:
You ok, Tay?

     [MUSIC: BRAINSTORM UND.]

NARRATOR:
Suddenly the lights in Big Ol' Kitties begin to flicker. The bar rumbles beneath our duo's arms. Bottles are rattling on their mirrored shelves, some falling, and breaking.

     [SOUND: BOTTLES SMASHING]

NARRATOR:

An impossible gust of wind blows through the lounge, sending cocktail napkins fluttering everywhere. A distinct perfume fills the room. Taysia is levitating slightly, gently bobbing up and down in mid-air. Her eyes are rolled back and she speaks with a voice not her own.

CATHERINE:
Well, this is an unpleasant experience, at best.

MARKIE:
What the fuck, what the fuck, what the fuck...

RORY:
Taysia?! Taysia you're floating!

CATHERINE:
You're looking well, Rory. But of course, Millersons tend to retain strong bone structure for much of their adult lives.

MARKIE:
Blood of the fucking martyrs...

CATHERINE:
Is this a friend of yours, Rory? He has a terribly vile mouth on him, doesn't he?

RORY:
...Nana?

     [MUSIC: CATHERINE UND.]

CATHERINE:
Well, I should think that would be obvious by now, child.

RORY:
What? How? I don't understand.

MARKIE:
Begone, demon!

NARRATOR:
Markie throws his Tuacan' In Memphis at Taysia's now Catherine-inhabited body, but it inexplicably sails right through her, shattering against the wall.

     [SOUND: GLASS SHATTERING]

CATHERINE:
Silence!

MARKIE:
I'm sorry.

CATHERINE:
Rory, while seeing you truly warms the cockles of the heart—

MARKIE:
(laughs)

CATHERINE:
Quiet, boy!

MARKIE:
Sorry...(lightly) cockles...like cock...

CATHERINE:
Rory, there is no time to explain how I am able to appear before you as I am. Just know that the universe is filled with arcane mysteries, and many of them are extraordinarily perilous. And this peril has enveloped your mother in a most immediate way.

RORY:
Huh?

CATHERINE:
Your mother is in trouble, Rory!

RORY:
Mom? We just saw her earlier today. She's with a detective. Who she is dating, by the way.

CATHERINE:
Her life choices continue to disappoint, I see. That detective is a member of the Thespis Diavolos, Rory.

MARKIE:
Oh fuck! Madame B!

RORY:
No. No! What do I do, Nana?!

CATHERINE:
You must destroy the medallions.

RORY:
How?!

CATHERINE:
They will attempt to open the portal this evening. If they succeed, all of Griwerrtown will be consumed by darkness, and your mother will perish. However, if you can send the medallions through the portal before it is fully expanded, then they will be lost to the Thespis Diavolos and the portal closed forever.

RORY:
Shouldn't we call the cops? I mean they'll have—

CATHERINE:
No. They have been compromised, Rory. They cannot be trusted. You must do this yourself. Do you have anyone who could help you?

MARKIE:
(sniffing) Sorry, is that Chanel? No. 5? You have excellent taste for an old dead person, just saying.

RORY:
...yes, I can find some help.

CATHERINE:
You will need it. I will try to assist further if I can, but I cannot guarantee I will be able to. This possession spell is very unpredictable, and (begins to cough)..and...(coughing)

     [SOUND: BOTTLES SHAKING]

NARRATOR:
The lights stop flickering and Taysia beings to drift downwards. The cocktail napkins, no longer swirling about the space, settle onto the bar and floor.

TAYSIA:
(coughing subsiding, clearing throat) Sorry. I was trying to say it's not like I can read ya'll's minds or whatever. What's the deal? (beat) Did that flasher come back to Spines?

NARRATOR:
Rory and Markie stare at her, unable to summon any words. Markie reaches slowly across the bar and grabs a newly broken bottle of vodka and begins to carefully sip out of it.

     [SOUND: BOTTLE SCRAPING AGAINST BAR TOP]

TAYSIA:
Hello? Anyone home? Wait...what the fuck happened in here?!

RORY:
Taysia.

TAYSIA:
Was there a goddamn earthquake or something—

RORY:
Taysia!

TAYSIA:
WHAT?!

RORY:
We need to tell you something, and it's gonna be weird, and there isn't much time. I need you to trust me.

TAYSIA:
You're scaring me, Rory.

RORY:
I know. Just, look I'll explain everything. I just need a minute. (beat) What are we going to do, Markie?

NARRATOR:
Markie is turning the vodka bottle over in his hands. It's surprisingly more empty than it was 30 seconds ago.

MARKIE:
So I'm having a bit of a brainstorm...

     [MUSIC: SHORT INTERLUDE]

NARRATOR:
As plans are being formulated at Big Ol' Kitties, BZB Productions is moments away from their much-anticipated performance ritual.

     [MUSIC: SOFT UND.]

NARRATOR:

Once again they have transformed the space into a meticulously designed scene of stacked books, rugs, an altar, and even blood-stained floors thanks to their technical rehearsal the night before. Jasper and the newly promoted wardrobe girl are situated on the same two tables as before.

Tina is quietly rehearsing lines in her trusted power suit, and Tom is in close discussion with Bethel. Madame Bianca is in a very poor state. Her face is unrecognizable. Her eyes swollen shut, her nose at a brutal unnatural angle. Her mangled hands are tied behind her back, and she is on her knees a few feet downstage from the altar. She does not have the will or energy to kneel of her own volition, however, as Detective Chalmers keeps her upright by a fistful of her own hair—the cruelest of leashes. In his other hand, he is holding a long, curved dagger with an old blackened blade. Tom leans down to have a chat.

     [SOUND: INDOOR VOICES AMB.]

TOM:
Bianca? Can you hear me in there? How are we, Bibi? Bibi, baby! You look perfect, right? Just fucking perfect!

BETHEL:
It's time, Tom.

TOM:
Teen-o? How's my girl? Are we ready?

TINA:
(sigh) Yeah, Tom. I'm ready.

TOM:
Here we go, people!

BETHEL:
Quiet! Quiet, please!

TOM:
Go for fucking. (beat)...aaaand action!

     [SOUND: TABLE CREAKING]
     [SOUND: WOMAN MOANING]


TINA:
Oh! Hello again. For those of you that have made it this far into the training, we applaud your devotion. Now it's time to put all that hard work into action. Watch me closely, and remember to pause if you need to reference your workbook.

NARRATOR:
Tina raises both of her arms.

TINA:
"Lift up your shining trespasses against The Liar."

ALL:
"May the blood rain forever upon us."

NARRATOR:
Quietly, and unbeknownst to the cast and crew, a window near the reading corner is slowly pushed up from the outside. Tina begins her incantation.

     [MUSIC: INCANTATION UND.]

TINA:
Diavolos ashk skator ze vas lat. Huna za ruktu agh li latob kreznit mubi lat threntori anthrokus.  Brus izishu!  Brus izishu!

NARRATOR:
An unimaginable shift appears in the air to the side of the ritual scene. A ripple in space that begins to bend like something is pushing into it from an unknown source. Reality is being pierced from behind, and a thin sliver of evil blue light begins to spill out into Spines. It grows into a small circle with a swirling edge. The bookshop begins to vibrate with malevolent energy. This is it, friends.

TINA:
...Diavolos ashk skator ze vas lat. Huna za ruktu agh li latob kreznit mubi lat threntori anthrokus...

      [SOUND: BOTTLE FALLS AND ROLLS]

NARRATOR:
Suddenly a bottle is tossed from the open window, landing on the stained floors and rolling towards Jasper.

NARRATOR:
Bethel drops her clipboard.

BETHEL:
Tom?

TOM:
Cut! Wait, wait! Don't cut! Fuck! Tina, keep going baby, we can't let that portal close! What the fuck is that?!? Jasper, bring it here!

TINA:
...skator ze vas lat. Huna za ruktu agh li latob kreznit mubi...

NARRATOR:
Jasper retracts himself and picks up the bottle. Naked and swinging, he brings it over to Tom, who inspects it closely. It is filled with a liquid and has a rag trailing out from the opening.

TOM:
Is this. (sniffs) Is this gasoline? What the fuck? Chalmers, is this—wait, what does this say?

NARRATOR:
Tom reads a makeshift label that has been slapped to the outside of the bottle.

TOM:
“B-U-H." What the fuck does that mean?

     [SOUND: SPINES DOOR OPENING]

RORY:
It means "buh," you cult cunt! Now get the FUCK away from my mom!

     [MUSIC: DRIVING BEAT UND.]

NARRATOR:
Rory, Markie and Taysia, holding a shovel, a handful of crystals, and a baseball bat respectively, are framed in the doorway of Spines. Markie has a dusting of white powder all over his face.

MARKIE:
(coked-up) It's actually more like, "buh," but that's cool yeah whatever you did great I'm proud of you—

RORY:
NOW JASPER!

NARRATOR:
With an incredible elegance, a still-naked Jasper reaches behind himself and skillfully produces a lighter. He torches the rag and knocks the bottle down to Tom's feet, causing the director to become engulfed in flames. He screams and runs down the restroom hall, out the backdoor, and into the night. Bethel calls out.

     [SOUND: SCREAMS]

BETHEL:
Chalmers get them!

NARRATOR:
Chalmers drops Bianca and the dagger, draws his gun, and rushes towards the trio.

TAYSIA:
We got him, Rory! Get your mom!

NARRATOR:
It's chaos. Rory dives out of the way as Chalmers lunges towards Markie and Taysia and begins firing.

     [SOUND: GUNSHOTS]

NARRATOR:
Most of the crew runs out of the house in all directions, having not signed up for this. Tina continues to chant, and the portal increases in size and swirling intensity—now almost to the ceiling. Markie throws his handful of crystals into the eyes of Chalmers.

MARKIE:
That's for Madame B, you bitch!

CHALMERS:
Argh!

NARRATOR:
Taysia swings hard into the detective's left knee, crushing it, and causing him to fall and drop his gun. Together with Markie, she grapples violently with Chalmers. In the melee, the gun is kicked and slides across the floor towards the altar.

     [SOUND: SKITTERING GUN]

NARRATOR:
As Tina chants, Bethel grabs the dagger and brings it to the throat of Madame Bianca.

RORY:
Mom!

NARRATOR:
Rory tackles Bethel and they wrestle with the shovel between them. Rory is able to land a glancing blow to Bethel's head and makes their way towards Madame Bianca. Rory removes the medallions.

RORY:
I've got you, Mom. I've got you.

     [SOUND: GUNSHOT]

NARRATOR:
Another gunshot rings out, and the dull thud of Detective Chalmers' large body can be heard hitting the floor. Jasper stands, shaking, with both hands holding the discharged weapon.

JASPER:
I told you I don't mix well with cops.

NARRATOR:
Jasper runs out the front door, and the two remaining BZB crew members, being true believers, pounce on Markie and Taysia.

MARKIE:
I'm all out of crystals, and that shit is expensiiiiiiive...

NARRATOR:
As Rory helps Madame Bianca to her feet, they catch a sinister glint of cold metal in the glowing light of the growing portal. The dagger.

RORY:
Ahhhhhh!

NARRATOR:
Bethel has slashed them across their face. Blood flows into Rory's eyes and the pain is immense.

BETHEL:
(maniacally) Keep going, Tina! We're almost there!

TINA:
...skator ze vas lat. Huna za ruktu agh li latob kreznit mubi...

NARRATOR:
Bethel, now holding the dagger and twin medallions in one hand, wrenches Bianca's head back and begins to draw the blade across her neck. Faint shadows can be seen moving in the portal, now radiating a wicked heat.

     [SOUND: SMALL DOG BARKING]

BETHEL:
Mister...Biscuits...?

NARRATOR:
An energetic shih tzu is romping about on the other side of the now enormous, pulsating portal. The dog has red eyes, and is half decomposed, but appears quite happy. Bethel drops Bianca and stands to peer into the hellacious window.

BETHEL:
It is you, Mister Biscuits!

NARRATOR:
An ethereal voice echoes from the other side.

CATHERINE:
Rory! Do it now!

RORY:
Nana?!

CATHERINE:
It's the best I could do! Do it now, child!

NARRATOR:
With heroic realization, Rory wipes the blood from their eyes and runs full force towards Bethel.

RORY:
Ahhhhhhhh!

BETHEL:
(screams)

NARRATOR:
Rory puts all of their small weight into the shove. This is for Mom! This is for Spines! And Bethel, still holding the medallions, screams as she is sucked into the portal. Immediately, and with the sound of wet fingers pinching a lit match, the portal disappears.

     [SOUND: PINCHED MATCH SIZZLE]

RORY:
(panting)

MARKIE:
Rory?

NARRATOR:
Tina trails off with her chanting and attempts to run. But Taysia, now armed with a massive volume from the biography section, knocks her out with a single swift blow.

TAYSIA:
Bitch, sit down.

NARRATOR:
Rory looks over to the crumpled form of Madame Bianca.

RORY:
Mom?

NARRATOR:
They heave themself over to her. The blood stings their eyes, and their head is very light.

RORY:
Mom? Are you...ok...?

NARRATOR:
Rory faints as the shouts of Taysia and Markie fade into blackness.

MARKIE:
Rory!

TAYSIA:
Rory!

     [MUSIC: SOFT TRANSITION]

NARRATOR:
Friends, I'd like to tell you that it all works out. That Griwerrtown doesn't get eternally enveloped in evil. That our unlikely band of heroes—Taysia, Madame Bianca, Markie, and Rory all survive their traumas and injuries and live to tell the tale for years to come.

So that is exactly what I will do.

     [MUSIC: SPINES CHAPTER ONE INTRO UND.]

NARRATOR:
Over the next two weeks, things begin to settle into a sense of normalcy for Rory and company. Madame Bianca, having suffered the worst injuries, remains in a rehabilitation facility, although she is quite a strong woman and is counting down the days to being cleared for release. She has read the cards of all her therapists and some have signed up for the Breathe Head program. She continues to work on the others.

Taysia spent a day restoring Big Ol' Kitties to its chill state, and has enjoyed listening to the profoundly normal stories of her regulars. Griwerrtown at large, of course, has no idea how close it came to doom.

After many hours of explanation, Griwerrtown PD chalked up the events to drugs and eventually sent the city in to clean Spines as best they could, leaving the floors only slightly reddened. This is not the only reminder Rory carries with them of the Thespis Diavolos, however. But today is release day, so there's no time to dwell.

     [SOUND: SPINES DOOR OPENING]

MARKIE:
"You cult cunt!" (chuckle) You know, I really didn't think you had it in you.

RORY:
(laughing) Hey, Markie. Yeah, I guess you've been rubbing off on me.

MARKIE:
Don't tempt me, that scar on your face kinda gets me going.

     [MUSIC: CHEERFUL UND.]

RORY:
Gross. (beat) I'm still shocked when I look in the mirror. I guess it will fade over time? I don't know.

MARKIE:
I hope it doesn't! You look like a hot anime character. (beat) Soooo, what now? Business as usual? The floors look pretty good.

RORY:
I'm actually considering writing everything down. Like it's a way to process it all, or at least compile it while it's fresh. It's a hell of a story, right? Is that crazy?

MARKIE:
Rory Feldman: novelist. It's not crazy. I wouldn't put anything past you at this point, Rory. Speaking of, I really want to go out on Saturday. I was thinking about talking to Taysia, seeing what's what. What do you think? Get a little weird? Ehhh?

RORY:
You really have that in your head, don't you? Fuck it, why not. We could just...see what happens.

MARKIE:
Holy shit! Folks, it's a new dawn! Ok, I'm gonna hold you to that—I have to get to work, but I'll text you!

RORY:
Ok, sounds good.

     [SOUND: DOOR OPENING]
     (OVERLAPPING)

MARKIE:
(singing) It's a Griwerrtown Group Thing!

RORY:
Love you, Markie.

MARKIE:
...what?

RORY:
Nothing, it's...nothing, forget it.

MARKIE:
(gently) Hey, you know what? Taysia's probably working Saturday anyway. So, maybe just you and me? Is that... cool?

RORY:
I'd like that. A lot.

MARKIE:
The things I'm going to do to that scar, I swear to fucking god—

RORY:
—Markie, go to work!

     [SOUND: SPINES DOOR CLOSING]

NARRATOR:
And with that, Rory continues unboxing the new releases. They are looking forward to the weekend.

     (END OF SPINES CHAPTER THREE)

NARRATOR:
"
Spines" produced by Marlo Mysliwiec and Patrick Emile
Written, directed, edited, and scored by Patrick Emile with
Cameron Casey as Rory Millerson
Cody Dry as Markie Pon de Lancie
Courtney Dyamond as Bethel Bridgers and Taysia
Evan Michael Woods as Tom
Kris Kelly as Madame Bianca and Nana Millerson
Mindy Neuendorff as Tina
Jovane Caamaño as Jasper
and Jon Murrell as the Narrator



WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter      35:06

     [MUSIC: WRITER WRONG THEME UP AND OUT]

PE
: And there you have it, brave listeners. The climactic conclusion to "Spines". We very much hope you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for coming on this journey with us. And we'll get right into it, so Bryce, what'd you think?

BH: I've got a page of notes over here.

PE: You do. You have a lot of scribbles.

BH: That looks like scribblings of the Zodiac...Killer...

PE: Yeah, it almost looks like a ransom note?

BH: Yeah, yeah I've got a lot of thoughts. I always read it before I listen to it. A few days before. And I'm like, "oh ok, cool, this twist...this is going on"...whatever. Every time I listen to it, I immediately find something that jumps ahead of everything that I had pre-planned. And I think that is a testament to the production that you have done for all three episodes. And this one especially the climax, the music, the momentum—

PE: Yeah, uh-huh.

BH: —that like the last third of it, gets moving, and it sucked me in. And I—

PE: Great!

BH: I liked that a lot.

PE: Oh, thank you.

BH: The performances, as always, were great. I wanna say that Jasper—

PE: Yeah, played by Jovane Caamaño.

BH: Wonderful! 

PE: He's a phenomenal actor.

BH: Markie, you're my man. I love you, Markie—

PE: Cody Dry!

BH: —I love you, Markie. Jasper, you're rivaling Markie.

PE: Oh shit! 

BH: That was a lot of fun. 

PE: Uh oh!

BH: That was a lot of fun! I also wanna say, Tom? 

PE: Yeah.

BH: He scares me. 

PE: Yeah.

BH: And it took—maybe it's my daftness, but it took me three episodes, and I'm scared of Tom.

PE: Yeah, so that's Evan Michael Woods. He really gets the character and he just nails it.

BH: Very much so. Did Courtney play Taysia?

PE: Yeah so, Courtney did both Bethel and Taysia.

BH: Ok. I've shouted out Courtney before, she's been amazing through this whole thing.

PE: Yeah, totally.

BH: I just wanna say I love that she like—to differentiate, she did like a 40s New Orleans bartender which—

PE: Yeah, she—

BH: —I loved.

PE: Yeah, absolutely, she did like an affect to her voice.

BH: Yeah.

PE: It was really wonderful.   

BH: It was an inspired choice.

PE: Yeah, it was great. And then there was Tina, played by Mindy Neuendorff.

BH: Wonderful!

PE: Yeah, Tina was great. I particularly appreciate her pronunciation of the spell of the incantation.

BH: That was great, yeah!

PE: I gave her no direction on that pronunciation and she just went for it with all the drama, and all of the whatever accent she came up with, it was really great.

BH: Yeah, as someone who read that on the page and then it was just like...

PE: Right...

BH: ... how's that going to sound?

PE: How's that going to sound? 

BH: And she just went with it. 

PE: I was the same way, and I wrote it! I was like, I don't know how this going to sound? I generated those words through a website that did the language of Mordor and I put in some English for that and it spit that out—

BH: That's cool!

PE: —and then I did some busted Greek to fill it in.

BH: Cool!

PE: Yeah.

BH: How much of the cultish lingo is invented verses, from actual text.

PE: Yeah, that's a good question. So I would say it's about 50/50. So, in the previous chapter when they talk about that specific grimoire that is historical, that exists. I created the Thespis Diavolis, which is again busted Greek for like Devil Actors, or whatever. So, I created that. The call and response is created by me as well, which I spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out what the call and response should be. 

BH: Right.

PE: I thought it would be funny to turn on its head the idea of forgiving trespasses and for the Thespis Diavolis they're lifting up the trespasses against The Liar. The Liar meaning—

BH: I mean The Exorcist is the template for Catholic horror—

PE: Sure. 

BH: —if you will.

PE: And I got a good Exorcist quote in there with, "blood of the martyrs"

BH: Yeah, yeah yeah. exactly.

PE: I had a few more and then I took out when I was developing the script, but I just wanted a single wink. 

BH: Absolutely. So the actors—Kris played Catherine?

PE: Yeah, so that's Kris Kelly, who did both Madame Bianca and Madame Bianca's mother, Rory's grandmother, Catherine, Nana, Millerson.

BH: Great job!

PE: Absolutely wonderful job, couldn't have asked for better. For Catherine, she put on a real affected voice that I pitched down with the software to just give it a little bit lower—although I liked the fact that you could still tell that—maybe not her but sort of her, in the family. And again, to reference The Exorcist, I mean they did a very similar thing.

BH: I was literally thinking the same thing, it was...what was her name? It was Mercedes McCambridge. I remember I read Friedkin's book.

PE: Oh cool!

BH: He said she drank brandy and smoked cigarettes in the recording studio to get that tone, to get that pitch in her voice.

PE: The direction I gave to Kris was, maybe she's a smoker, maybe she's this and that, and then I landed on B Arthur, and I was like—

BH: (spits, laughs)

PE: (laughing) Oh folks, we have an actual spit take. Folks we have—

BH: That was—

PE: — a real-life spit take here in the Writer Wrong studio. Dallas, Texas spit take.

BH: Wow. Wow! B Arthur, huh? I love it.

PE: I was like, "can you do a really scary B Arthur?"

BH: (laughing) That's great direction!

PE: Yeah! And she was like, "Well, I love B Arthur" and then she worked on it for a while and gave me some samples, and I was like, "I think it's there." People can only go so low with regard to their natural voice, right?

BH: Sure.

PE: So, she went as low as she can go and I pitched it down, just a tad, and then I added a ghost track, I just doubled the track and created some weird artifacts—audio artifacts to go behind it. Similar to The Exorcist quite frankly.

BH: It was a really good performance. For anyone that would be interested, my favorite Comedy Central roast joke involves B Arthur, if you don't know it Google—

PE: Oh hit me.

BH: —huh? 

PE: Do you know it?

BH: ...Yeah.

PE: Or is it complicated—do we need to look it up?

BH: I would prefer people just go look up, B Arthur...Comedy Central roast. You'll find—it's by Jeff Ross, who I know he's on the verge of being canceled—

PE: Yeah, he's cancel-ish.

BH: —but it's a good joke. 

PE: Ok.

BH: It's a very funny joke.

PE: Cool. Yeah, so as far as performances that leave Cameron Casey as Rory.

BH: Oh, the lead. Wonderful! Wonderfully done.

PE: Wonderful job. And I just want to say that in the studio Cameron's a real joy and gave me a lot of different looks, a lot of different takes. And I tried to pull the best one each time. So big shout-out to Cameron Casey, and when I wrote the big heroic line in the action sequence, I really thought of you and you did it brilliantly.

BH: I loved it. I heard it just now, and it brought a smile to my face. In the moment, I felt it. And I totally agree. If I'm being completely honest, the first episode you're setting things up. 

PE: So much set-up.

BH: Yeah, and so you're like—you don't really know what to make of the character. But in the second episode and especially in the third episode it becomes like a fully formed person, and I think a big part of that is the performance because there's a lot of—especially when that line gets said—there's a lot of heart in you—the emotion comes into it at that point.

PE: Yeah. And I think that it's more Cameron's performance even more than my own writing because I think one of the things that isn't as strong as it should be is the development of Rory Millerson specifically on the page. If I continue to develop this particular story that's something I'll take a look at, if it has a second iteration or whatever. But, thank you Cameron for making it better than it is.

BH: Yeah, great job, everybody, man. Everybody did a great job. 

PE: Yeah, amazing, amazing work. Here's a good one, Bryce. Who is your dream director for the show?

BH: This is a surprisingly tough question. I don't know how good it would be (laughs), but I feel like Sam Raimi?

PE: Oh that's cool. Yeah. Might be a little bigger than I intend.

BH: Well, yes. I know what you mean by that—

PE: I love Sam Raimi, that's a great answer.

BH: —I didn't think Sam Raimi until the third part. And then once I heard the third part I was just like, he's super leaned into the supernatural aspect of it, too. So I was thinking of Drag Me To Hell or Evil Dead or—and maybe you can help me with this, and I mentioned this in the last episode—if there's a horror version of the Coen brothers, that person would be good. And this is something we've touched on briefly throughout the three episodes, but humor is such a huge part of it.

PE: Absolutely.

BH: But the humor's not dry, but it's delivered without affect...without affect—

PE: Yeah.

BH: —which the Coen brothers do often. Like Sam Raimi certainly is not that dry.

PE: No. No, he's most—

BH: But he could do the horror aspect.

PE: He could do the horror aspect. I think what I was trying to go for in "Spines" as far as humor goes—I was trying to go for no-holding-for-laughs. So a lot of it is one-offs, a lot of it is situational. Maybe the second time might be even funnier, which is what I think envokes the Coen brothers a little bit? But I can tell you, my dream director, might frame this a little more. Gun to my head dream director is Edgar Wright.

BH: (pause) I'm thinking...ok, yeah. Yeah, that's good. I see it.

PE: I think that—

BH: He can balance both tones.

PE: —he does it very well, and specifically, I'm thinking of Hot Fuzz. Which is one of my favorite films.

BH: Oh funny, I was thinking of Shaun of the Dead.

PE: Yeah. No, no. What he does in Hot Fuzz, that kind of balancing act as far as like, it's a mystery, what's going on, and it's super funny.

BH: Yeah.

PE: But, there's no waiting for it, there's not pausing for it. You know? It's only the fifth time you see Hot Fuzz that you catch all of the little jokes and all of the little lines, and then it has this zany action sequence at the end that is so brilliantly constructed.

BH: I wanna say this too, this might be slightly off-topic, but I never really bought into the—if I'm being honest—the emotional, the romantic relationship between Rory and Markie, but the way you conclude it worked for me. 

PE: Oh really?

BH: Yeah. It's sweet. It's probably the performances from both of them.

PE: The performances were great. I came up with that moment halfway through chapter two, and I was like,  well regardless of how the voting goes...the votes were never, "do we kill the main character?" So I knew we would have an opportunity to have that moment. I did go back and forth about how heavy I wanted to go? And I decided it would be better to keep it light but keep it pointed. That there is an interest there.

BH: Yeah. I think it was wonderfully done. And especially the set-up of Taysia being an interest and then being like "no, I'm just saying that to hang out with you".

PE: Exactly. Right, right.

BH: It was sweet. I'm a romantic so you can get me with those things.

PE: Alright friends, so that brings us to the end of this sequence. I want to thank Bryce, so much for all of these insights that he has brought to the table. And all of his help in bringing this story to the forefront. Thank you so much, Bryce.

BH: This has been so much fun. Thank you for having me. This has been great. I love it.

PE: You've been excellent. So, folks, there's nothing to vote on for the end of any story. There are no options, which brings us to this. The season is changing, mystery's abound and there is a lot still in store for us as we move into our next tale of the unexpected. Heroes come in many unusual forms in Griwerrtown and perhaps none more so than its resident vocal performance group the Griwerrtones. Join us as we dive into a new installment with some original songs, twists and turns, hero-ing adventure, and hopefully some happy endings. Tune in next time for "The Griwerrtones".

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OUTRO      47:57

     [MUSIC: WRITER WRONG THEME]

Marlo Mysliwiec
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INTRO
WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter
SPINES - Chapter Three
WRITERS ROOM with Bryce Hunter
OUTRO