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The atmosphere is quiet with only an occasional car that passes by Rhoda, Rhoda pauses and looks up directly at Earth Two which is at Half Phase. The phases of the Moon depend on its position in relation to the Sun and Earth. As the Moon makes its way around the Earth, we see the bright parts of the Moon's surface at different angles. These are called "phases" of the Moon.


Rhoda stares at Earth Two, She is mesmerized by its power and has longed for this moment for a very long time. Earth Two will now copy the Moon in phases as it occupies a space relatively close to Earth Ones moon.


Suddenly a car pulls up beside Rhoda, It is Rhoda's family who have drove out to collect her and bring her back home.


More cars pass at high speed as Rhoda can be seen from a distance hugging and greeting her family members.


Rhoda's dad Robert is clearly very happy to have his daughter home again, They embrace with happiness.


It is very quiet as Rhoda travels back home, Only a low level rumbling of vehicles can be heard including a low level high pitched synthesizer sound.


The family drive back past a Yellow bus depot.


Rhoda is sat in the back seats next to her brother Jeff.


Jeff has not seen his sister for four years and is keen to ask some questions,  He say's, So did you have a crew on the inside?Jeffrey starts to pry more, He say's, Do you have any tattoo's. Rhoda is quiet and is not in a talkative mood. She lowers her head in denial of having to respond to her brothers naive questions.  


Jeffrey's mother Kim is listening intensively and responds to Jeffrey's prying words. Kim feels her son is inquiring too inquisitively into her daughters affairs at this very early stage. She say's with annoyance "Jeffrey in a will you give it a rest tone of voice.


Jeffrey raises his left hand slightly and replies with complacency "I'm just asking he say's. Kim looks behind as she feels Jeff is being insensitive at this moment, She turns back round to survey the road ahead.


Robert has not said a word as he concentrates on his driving, The motorway is very busy as he progresses back home to New Haven, Connecticut.


Rhoda projects a blank facial expression she is neither sad nor happy, Jeff is still in a talkative mood and say's to Rhoda, You hear about that guy who's having the contest to go to the other Earth?


I mean, it's so stupid. Jeff's words ring with conviction "They're gonna get sucked into a black star and die".


Jeff's words make Rhoda turn to look at her brother who is now looking out of the window. Now Jeff feels a little isolated from Rhoda as she has not said a word for the entire trip.


A motorbike whizzes by at high speed as the family car continues it's steady pace back home.


A low level synthesizer sound is heard and a quiet squeaking as Rhoda slowly pushes open the door to her bedroom.

Rhoda stands motionless momentarily as she embraces her bedroom for the first time in four years, The smell and the sight of her belongings bring back the memories before the fatal accident. Rhoda is an avid enthusiast of Astronomy and her bedroom is full of charts books planets and other items relating to the science. 


A wooden rumbling sound is heard as Rhoda sits down at her desk, She instantly notices  a calculator which has been left untouched from the last time she was there. She picks up the calculator to receive the feel of its plastic and to bring back some memories from the past.


Rhoda looks momentarily at the calculator before placing it on top of several others that have accumulated on top of a thick science trilogy book. Makeup and other items lay around the table in a chaotic fashion.


Rhoda spots some blue tinsel makeup that was one of her favorites before she was incarcerated. In prison her makeup was restricted to certain items only and she really missed this pot of color. Rhoda gently prizes the lid from the pot and peers in at the highly metallic and shiny substance.


Rhoda rubs her hands together and stands up, She is slowly building up the information that slowly ebbed away from her while she was incarcerated. The room has been left untouched by her family and this will undoubtedly help Rhoda to get back on her feet again.


Rhoda examines her clothes wardrobe and is caressing an item of clothing when her mother Kim walks in with some fresh towels.


Rhoda senses her mother entering her room and turns around to face her. Her mother say's softly with happiness Hmm, Is it good to be home?. Rhoda steps over to her mother and sits down on her bed. Rhoda's mother smiles as Rhoda replies "Yeah" quietly.


Kim continues, You know, if you need anything... (Kim only wants to make things right again,) Rhoda is quiet and does not respond to her mothers words.


The TV from downstairs can be lightly heard, Kim feels a little unwelcome now as Rhoda wants some time on her own, Kim looks around briefly before setting her eyes on the towels she had just brought in. Kim say's "Oh Towels" in a forgetful tone of voice.  


Kim say's "night" as she exits the room.


Rhoda hesitates then say's softly, Good night, Mom.


The sound of a locomotive beeping its horn can be heard in the distance as a silvery fog floats across Rhoda's bedroom window. It is otherwise very quiet.


Rhoda looks out of her bedroom window up at Earth Two and the neighboring moon. 


Rhoda decides it is time to rediscover her laptop, She quietly sits on her bed with the lights out and slowly opens the laptop screen.


Rhoda is transfixed to the screen.


Rhoda starts to type into the address bar of her safari operating system, She types out www.unitedspaceventures.


Rhoda logs onto the website for United Space Ventures, A voice is heard saying, Three, Two, One.


Booster ignition, and lift off.


Another voice is heard, this time it is the voice of a representative of United Space Ventures. A video is playing showcasing a space shuttle program launch and the male voice boldly say's, This will be a trip like no other. We will give those that travel with us a unique and life changing experience.


A simple melody plays from the laptop speakers as the bold voice continues, Travel to Earth Two, Now Booking.


Rhoda is mesmerized by the video and words, She stares at the screen reading the words over and over again. Win a flight to EARTH 2. Underneath the words a small paragraph explains how you can win this amazing trip of a lifetime. The paragraph reads, write 500 words below explaining why you should win the trip! 


Rhoda ponders her actions as all sorts of thoughts go through her mind. 


The cursor blinks and blinks as Rhoda contemplates her actions, She is really considering entering the competition now as it will help her to reduce the pain and suffering she is experiencing and also to smooth things over and take her mind off things.


Rhoda decides now is not the time and she rapidly switches off her laptop.


Rhoda lies down on her bed and starts to think about her life.


Later all is dark until suddenly a click is heard and the room lights up. Rhoda is awake and is in an energetic frame of mind.


Rhoda is in the attic bedroom and has decided to move the room around to her liking. Rhoda lifts up a heavy box with a stack of books that are on top. She sets the box down in another corner of the bedroom.


Rhoda examines a four piece picture frame that she also moves to another location.


Rhoda pulls a white sheet across the floor as she wants to place her bed by the window.


Rhoda picks the bright lamp from the table top and places it on to the floor for a nice and mellow luminescence.


A clicking is heard as Rhoda prepares some matches for a candle.

Rhoda places one of her favorite space themed pictures onto the wall facing her bed. It is a picture of a nebula entitled "The Pillars of Creation" This image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of elephant trunks of interstellar gas and dust in the Eagle Nebula, specifically the Serpens constellation some 6500-7000 light years from Earth. They are so named because the gas and dust are in the process of creating new stars, while also being eroded by the light from nearby stars that have recently formed. Taken on April 1, 1995 it was named one of the top ten photographs from Hubble by The astronomers responsible for the photo were Jeff Hester and Paul Scowen from Arizona State University. A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Most nebulae are of a vast size, some are hundreds of light years away in diameter, A nebula that is barely visible to the human eye from Earth would appear larger, but no brighter, from close by. The Orion Nebula the brightest nebula in the sky that occupies a region twice the diameter of the full Moon, can be viewed with the naked eye but was missed by early astronomers. Although denser than the space surrounding them, most nebulae are far less dense than any vacuum created on Earth. A nebular cloud the size of the Earth would have a total mass of only a few kilograms. Many nebulae are visible due to fluorescence caused by embedded hot stars, while others are so diffused they can only be detected with long exposures and special filters.


Rhoda has settled in the attic bedroom instead of downstairs, She is more comfortable in the attic bedroom as she wants to change her life around and it is more peaceful. Rhoda lays down on the mattress and looks up at the picture on the wall maybe contemplating its beauty and it's distance.


A rumbling sound is heard as the public bus travels through town.


A light wind is heard accompanied by the sound of cars and the chirping of birds.


Rhoda has decided to find a job and get her life back on track, She has taken a bus into town to visit the local careers office who can help her decide what she is good at and what she would like to do for a job.


A clattering of paper work is heard as Rhoda speaks to her careers officer. Rhoda say's, I was thinking I would like to do something with my hands. You know, maybe- maybe outdoors, maybe not.


The careers officer responds to Rhoda's thoughts, She say's, Come on, I mean, you could do something with your hands, But you have such a great mind.


Rhoda replies, I don't wanna really be around too many people or do too much talking.


The careers Councillor carefully listens to Rhoda's preferences.


The officer taps wildly on the computer keyboard as she tries to find Rhoda a suitable job position.


The careers officer is dedicated to find Rhoda a suitable job position.


A few moments later the computer screen displays some suitable jobs, The officer say's, Well, there's a maintenance position open at West Haven High School.


Rhoda is quiet and is considering the job vacancy, A high pitched synthesizer sound starts to play.


Rhoda has returned back home and has decided to go for a walk, She has brought a hot drink with her as the weather is rather cold. 

The Specialist: Am I Alone (Fall On Your Sword)

A clacking of wood is heard as a male conspiracy theorists voice starts to explain some scientific principles. He say's, Just imagine that you're a sleep and then your awake. 


You're not sure where you are, You're not sure if anyone else is around.


What would you probably do first?


You likely would look around and say, "Hello?" - "Hello?", You're attempting to find, "Am I Alone"?


We here on Earth would like to know.


Teenage girls can be heard talking to one another, A female voice is heard saying, Me and Rob got into this huge, stupid fight last night. Another female voice replies, Really? About what?, The other female voice replies, I don't know. We were hanging out, and he just started fighting... Another friend walks into the toilet and say's "Hey, The other girls reply Oh Hi. The girl that entered asks the other females, What are you guy's doing/, A female voice replies, Um, skipping Chemistry. A girl replies, Really?, Another say's "Yeah"

A teenage girl adjusts her hair in a mirror.

Rhoda has started work at West Haven High School, She is a cleaner for the school and is in one of the toilets listening in on the teenager girls as she cleans. 
Another girl is heard saying, I'll see you in Algebra, Another girl say's, Guess who just texted me. Who? "Kyle the girl replies. The school bell rings for 2 seconds to alert the girls of the next lesson. Another girl say's So is he gonna pick us up? "About What?"


Rhoda has finished cleaning the toilets and has made her way back to the storage room where all the cleaning supplies are stored. It is in this room that the offices are also located for the business. Rhoda looks at Purdeep as she enters the room, He has been working for West Haven high school for sometime and is considered a senior member of staff.


The radio is switched on and that boy ♪Flava♪ can be heard over the airwaves, A simple electronic melody with light beat is also heard,  He say's, YO! It's the winter solstice. That's right, The shortest day of the year, which means it will also be the longest night of the year.


So take advantage, You know what I'm talking about.


Also, today marks the anniversary of the discovery of Earth Two a few years back.
Can you remember what you were doing that night?


Rhoda listens to Flava as she loads up her cleaning trolley. Flava say's, I know I remember, I met this girl from Bridgeport...

Flava starts to rhyme his words..."That had a thing for the Flava!"  That is right baby, You know how we do. Baby if you're still out there, Boo, holler at your boy. Flava, F-L-A-V-A Yeah.


Not only do I got a big mouth, I got a- Uh. You know my number, Call me, Mmm.


Rhoda has finished work and is walking along a scenic route at a slow pace, A light breeze is all that can be heard.


Rhoda is deep in thought as she slowly walks along the side walk.


Rhoda stares ahead as she continues along the scenic route.


It is very peaceful and calm as Rhoda slowly makes her way along the beach, A bridge is starting to come into view.


Rhoda has decided to return to the location of the terrible accident four years previous. Rhoda is still deeply affected by the events of that night and this place has a powerful magnetic draw. A sign post reads Peck Ave and Beach St.


Rhoda stands motionless on a Zebra crossing looking down at exact spot of the terrible collision. Rhoda is thinking about that tragic night trying to piece together the events and in some way to makes things better.


Rhoda stands motionless in the cold street as she contemplates her actions.


Rhoda feels extremely guilty for the tragic loss of life she caused and she would do anything to make things right again if she could.


Suddenly a vehicle from behind appears and is slowly making it's way down the road towards Rhoda. Rhoda decides to move off as she wants to keep a low profile.


Rhoda walks over to a small bridge and slowly makes her way on to the steps.


Rhoda can use the bridge to hide and to see anything unusual without being noticed.


The approaching vehicle suddenly slows down and stops next to a telephone pole. This has caught the attention of Rhoda who is now watching the drivers every move.


Rhoda is now transfixed on the stationary vehicle, She is clearly looking for clues linked to the accident.


The sound of a door opening and shutting is heard as John Burroughs who was the only survivor of the accident suddenly appears from the driver side position. He is holding something in his hand and is making his way over to the side walk.


Rhoda ducks down as Mr Burroughs makes his way over, She is very interested now in the man and his actions.


Mr Burroughs places an orange toy onto the ground, This toy is Bob the robot which was a favorite toy for his son Amos who tragically perished in the accident. John looks down momentarily as he contemplates his son and the accident.


Rhoda watches John through the gaps in the bridge as he stands motionless for that few seconds in time. 


Rhoda is also contemplating her actions and is deeply moved by the sight of John.


A slow paced and sad piano sound starts to play as Rhoda continues to watch John.


John has finished what he set out to do and slowly drives off completely unaware of Rhoda's spying.


Rhoda keeps her eyes on the vehicle as it slowly heads off into the distance, Rhoda is now eager to find out what John had left at the telephone pole. A sign on the bridge warns people not to take animals onto the beach. It say's, NO ANIMALS ALLOWED ON BEACHES, DOMESTIC OR WILD, Violation of City Ord, 170-15 Sec, $100.00 fine. Domestic Animals 170.34 Sec A $100.00 Fine. Wild Animals.


Rhoda slowly and cautiously walks on over to the telephone pole to investigate.


Rhoda looks on down at the Bob the Robot toy with a solemn expression.


Rhoda is deep in thought and is feeling depressed from the sight of the orange toy.


Rhoda looks up and stands motionless as she stares down the street in deep thought.


The sad piano sound continues to play as Rhoda returns home. She is now back on her laptop and is investigating John Burroughs for more information.


Rhoda types "John Burroughs and new haven and accident" into the Google search engine to see what comes up.


Google displays a list of possible John Burroughs pages for Rhoda to investigate.


Rhoda stares at the screen and is a little taken back when she spots an article relating to the accident. 


The top entry on Google say's, "Yale professor awakens from coma" Rhoda places the mouse icon over the article and presses the left side mouse button.


Suddenly all is revealed as the article displays a write up by Charlie Savage who has gone into detail the facts of the accident and John's injuries. 


Rhoda starts to read the information from the screen, She is now falling into a spiral of depression and addiction she wants to know more.


The article details the facts of the accident, John Burroughs is a music composer conductor and chair for Yales department in music who went into a coma after the accident. His wife Maya was six months pregnant and his son Amos was only five years old when they lost there lives. John and Maya met at Yale where she was a professor of photography. Maya was expecting her second child, The driver at fault was a minor under the influence of alcohol and was convicted for vehicular manslaughter and was sentenced to five years in prison. 


A picture of John Burroughs appears as Rhoda clicks on links.


Rhoda is frozen in time as a video starts to play of John working at a concerto.


Rhoda feels sorry for what she did but is compelled to find out more about John Burroughs.


Applause is heard from the laptop speakers as an assembly of musicians stand for a standing ovation. John Burroughs was the composer for this musical concerto.


John Burroughs bows his head repeatedly in recognition of his talents and the hard work of his musicians.


The website page displays a booking form for John and also displays his home address. Rhoda gets her notepad out and starts to write down the home address of John Burroughs.


The address states John's address is at 12 Russel Road.


Rhoda starts to write down some information from the screen.


Rhoda writes down the information she needs then closes the laptop down.


Rhoda contemplates what she will do next now that she has John Burroughs home address.


The sound of a train moving at speed over the tracks is heard as the scenery whizzes by at high speed. It is raining and the glass is wet from the moisture which adds a paint brush effect to the outside world.


Rhoda is motionless and in deep thought as she travels along the tracks to her destination.


It is now pitch black and Rhoda is quietly making progress towards John Burroughs home address. 


Rhoda is cautious and maybe a little crazy as she slowly approaches John Burroughs idealistic country retreat. The large wooden house sits alone in the moonlight almost lonely but welcoming at the same time.


Rhoda breathes in the cool night air as her eyes eyes focus more closely on the large wooden structure just a few yards in front of her. Rhoda now has this non existential desire to explore further.


Rhoda is all alone in the forest environment, It is very quiet as she ponders her actions.


A sound of some dogs barking in the distance causes Rhoda to swiftly turn her head around in the direction of the sound.


Rhoda continues her slow and cautious approach, She is still unsure if this is even the right location only time will tell. Rhoda can see a lighted window from her position and cautiously edges over to it.


Rhoda is completely silent as she edges as quietly as possible to the bottom of the window ledge.


Rhoda slowly looks into one of the lighted window squares, low level computer generated beeps and gun fire can be heard.


Rhoda peers through the window space like an innocent child.


John Burroughs can be clearly seen sat on the sofa drinking a beverage and playing a console computer game. He seems to be relaxed but not particularly enjoying his time.


A low level high pitched synthesizer sound slowly increases in volume as Rhoda peeps in at the unsuspecting musician. Now Rhoda knows for sure that this is where John Burroughs lives and all sorts of emotions are going through her mind at this time.


Rhoda has seen enough and quickly leaves the scene back into the nights cold air


It is now very late and public transport has stopped for the night, Rhoda will have to walk the long journey back to her house. A sound of a train beeping its loud horn can be heard as Rhoda chooses to follow the train tracks back to her abode.


A sad and emotional violin plays out as Rhoda takes each step through the cold and thick snow.

Naked On The Ice (Fall On Your Sword)

Rhoda continues her long walk back in the biting cold of the night, She is still deeply in thought and is not quite herself.


Thoughts of Earth Two pass through her mind as well as a searing guilt complexity from the sight of John Burroughs and the complex situation she is now getting involved with.

Suddenly Rhoda is hypnotized by the night and the bright light from Earth Two that sparkles in the nights sky. Without reason Rhoda starts to take her clothes off in the freezing conditions without any sensible conclusion. She feels isolated and is contemplating suicide a means to escape her troubles and strife.


Her world has been turned upside down and she has no regard for her own safety, She wants to be part of the night and to feel the cold on her skin and body, Rhoda from Earth Two may also be feeling the same way and this unison of actions will somehow dull her pain.


Rhoda stares into the night with zero emotion just a face of unknowing and expectation.


Rhoda's silhouette blends with the trees and foliage of the cold night.

The cold is starting to take effect as Rhoda lays on the icy snow covered ground, It's hard surface clings to Rhoda's flesh and body as her body temperature plummets. Rhoda shivers with the cold as the violin continues its somber expression of the night. Rhoda stares up at Earth Two as she slowly succumbs to the cold.


Rhoda's arms are outstretched and quiver and shake as the ice rolls over the fingers and hands. Rhoda's finger tips are starting to change color from the biting cold.


Rhoda breathes in and out with a shivering coldness as she lays naked and alone.


A full moon phase gifts the night as Rhoda looks up at the unusual occurrence, Rhoda's Earth Two may also be feeling this powerful situation and to Rhoda this bizarre action to risk her life may provide some answers she so desperately desires.


The light from the moon and Earth Two lights up Rhoda's face and body as she lays motionless on the icy ground.


Time has passed and the next scene Rhoda is in hospital having been discovered by emergency services. A female reporters voice is heard from an unknown source. Company that's underwriting civilian travel to Earth Two.


Keith, with all the risks... and all the unknowns, why are you doing this?


Rhoda is laying in a hospital bed with a heat blanket wrapped around her, Luckily she was found and saved maybe helped by Earth Two, it certainly is not the time or place for Rhoda to die. Robert who is Rhoda's dad is at her bedside in a state of worry and shock, He really cares for his daughter and is trying to understand why she tried to kill herself. Keith Harding replies to the reportor who is the CEO of United Space Ventures.


I don't think governments should dictate exploration, And I don't think we should automatically ban average citizens...


From being the first to see this new world.


A light breeze is heard accompanied by a somber violin chord.


Rhoda has returned home and is in the attic bedroom reminiscing on her life.


Rhoda's hands and fingers are bandaged from the mild frost bite she received while outside in the freezing cold.


Rhoda returns to her laptop as she pushes up the screen with the palms of her hands.


Rhoda stares at the screen in anticipation of something she wants to do.


Rhoda has logged on to the United Space Ventures website and has decided that she will enter the competition to win a flight to Earth Two. She must write 500 words explaining why she should win the trip. Rhoda has a lot of knowledge on Astro sciences so that will certainly help her for ideas. Rhoda ponders then starts to write the first line that will make up the 500 word story.


Rhoda's voice can be heard explaining the story she is typing, When early explorers first set out across the Atlantic, 


Most people thought the world was flat. 


Most people thought if you sailed far enough West 


You would drop off a plane into nothing.


These vessels sailing out into the unknown 


They weren't carrying noblemen or aristocrats, artists, merchants. 


They were crewed by people living on the edge of life.


The sound changes from the somber violin to a chilled out type of synthesizer sound with streaks of high pitched tones.


The madmen


orphans, ex-convicts, outcasts...


Like myself.


As a felon, I'm an unlikely candidate for most things. 


But perhaps not for this.


Perhaps I am the most likely.


Birds can be heard chirping loudly as Rhoda peers through a convenience shop window.


Rhoda's sweet tooth has taken over and she is feeling peckish. She makes her way over to the candy section as the beeping of tills is heard. Boxes of delicious and colorful jelly candies align the shelves in long rows.


Rhoda pulls down a large box of sugar coated treats.


Rhoda examines the plastic container by turning it upside down so that she can read the manufacturers ingredients data.


Rhoda is taking her time and looks back up at the long line of tubs before deciding that she will queue and pay for the box already in hand.


Rhoda walks on over to the pay counter as tills continue to beep.


Rhoda is completely oblivious to the fact that she has queued up next to someone she is familiar with. The young man say's with surprise, "Rhoda?"


The man introduces himself, He say's Hi Alex.


A moment passes as both Rhoda and Alex look at each other without saying anything. Rhoda replies, I know who you are. Alex replies with zeal, How are you? How-How is everything? A beep of the till is heard, Rhoda replies hesitantly "It's great" 


More beeps of the till, Rhoda replies, You celebrating?


Alex replies, Yeah, I just got into business school. Boston, 


Alex's girlfriend appears from the right and say's to Alex, Hey, I couldn't get arugula, She emphasizes her luck in finding the spring mix, she say's, but I found this spring mix. 


Alex replies, That's good, Uh, this is Rhoda, an old friend of mine from high school.


Alex's girlfriend smiles as she say's Oh, hi. Rhoda replies, Hi.


Alex's girlfriend replies, I'm Claire, Rhoda nods with positivism in acknowledgement of meeting Claire.

Alex starts to pry slightly as he has not seen Rhoda for a long time and probably does not know she had been incarcerated for four years, He ask's, So, are you working?, Rhoda looks down then back up again and say's with a hint of embarrassment "West Haven High". Alex finds Rhoda's reply slightly humorous and gives out a little chuckle as he say's, Yeah? What do you teach? Rhoda replies simplistically, I clean, Alex is surprised at what Rhoda has just said and in slight shock say's What? 


Rhoda changes her words to make things clearer and say's, I clean the school. Alex suddenly catches on to Rhoda's explanation, He nods his head in acceptance at what Rhoda does for work, He say's, Oh, that's cool, That's probably very therapeutic.


A moment passes and then Alex say's, All right, Well, it was good to see you Rhoda.


Claire say's, Yeah, it was nice to meet you. Rhoda replies, It was nice to meet you.


A clinking of champagne bottles is heard as the till assistant puts them into a carrier bag. Rhoda meanders at the till in two minds about making her purchase for the sweets. 


Rhoda walks back to the candy section with sweet carton in hand, She holds the container with both hands and examines it's contents for a short moment. Rhoda then decides she does not want the sweets anymore and places the carton on top of a box of Coconut Almond cake bars.


Rhoda instantly leaves the store walking past Alex and Claire who are still being served. Claire say's to Alex as Rhoda brushes past, How do you know her?, Alex replies, High School.


Rhoda is back at West Haven High working hard to ease her mind, A chilled out synthesizer sound score plays as Rhoda scrubs the graffiti from the toilet walls. 


Rhoda is putting her back into cleaning off the graffiti. 


Rhoda works hard.


Rhoda examines her graffiti removal effort.


A rubbing sound is heard as Rhoda puts her back into cleaning the floors walls and other soiled areas.


Rhoda has worked very hard but is disappointed to have spotted another area of graffiti behind a wall. The graffiti spells out "The End Of The World Is Here" but for Rhoda she will have to scrub some more.


Rhoda ponders for a moment as she looks at the vandalized wall.


It is very quiet as Rhoda makes her way to John Burroughs house, Rhoda clearly has a plan now and knows in her mind what she will say to Mr Burroughs if she gets the opportunity to meet him.


Rhoda walks at speed towards the front door of the abode.


Rubbish bags align the outside of the premises a little neglect is evident, Rhoda walks straight up to the white and glass door and knocks seven times in succession. Rhoda is projecting a sense of confidence as she waits for an answer.


Rhoda quickly tidies her hair and then with her hands in her pockets Rhoda waits patiently for an answer, She is unsure if Mr Burroughs is even in he could be out?. Rhoda is just about to knock again when a loud noise is heard as the door opens too. Rhoda jumps slightly with fright at the surprise of Mr Burroughs arrival.


The door clanks and rattles as it opens, Mr Burroughs has been sleeping and holds his right hand to his head showing signs of a headache. Mr Burroughs say's, Yeah in a tired tone of voice.

Rhoda stares through at Mr Burroughs from the glass partition, She shows a face of worry as she looks at Mr Burroughs as he is showing signs of fatigue and is not in the best of moods to talk. Rhoda say's with skepticism, Mr Burroughs?, Mr Burroughs replies with a Mm-hmm as he is in no condition to have a conversation at this time. 


Rhoda has lost her tongue and say's I Uh, Mr Burroughs replies, What? Rhoda replies softly, Came to...


All is quiet as Rhoda goes silent, She looks down in desperation as she tries to find the words to say to Mr Burroughs. Suddenly she say's, I came to tell you about... Rhoda stops her sentence and goes quiet again. Mr Burroughs is being very patient and still does not know what this stranger wants.


Mr Burroughs is still holding his head with his hand as he say's, What? Another moment of silence goes by as Rhoda looks straight into the eyes of Mr Burroughs.


Rhoda looks down then back up and say's with more confidence this time, Tell you about a tri- a free trial of our cleaning service. Mr Burroughs replies, What? Rhoda has now got the words out she has been practicing in her mind, I'm from Maid in Haven she say's. 

Rhoda continues, We're a cleaning service, We're looking to expand our territory and our - Mr Burroughs responds abruptly stopping Rhoda from continuing her sentence, He say's No, Thank You. Mr Burroughs instantly closes the door on Rhoda leaving her speechless from outside. All is quiet as Rhoda stands on the other side of the door motionless and feeling defeated. Rhoda puts her hand to her mouth in disappointment and failure as she lets out a sigh of rejection. Suddenly a loud noise is heard as the door reopens, Rhoda jumps with shock as Mr Burroughs returns to the door well. Wait Mr Burroughs say's.

Rhoda stares at Mr Burroughs with mouth open in shock and bewilderment, Mr Burroughs say's, Did you say "Trial cleaning"?

A plane is heard overhead that gets progressively louder including chirping of birds. Rhoda is speechless and does not respond to Mr Burroughs, Mr Burroughs repeats his words with impatience, Did you say "Trial Cleaning"? He say's. Rhoda responds, Yeah I'm so sorry I'm so sorry it's a trial. Mr Burroughs say's with frustration "God". Mr Burroughs continues, Is it definitely free?, Yes replies Rhoda. Fine let's go "Come On" Mr Burroughs say's. 

The door thuds and produces a metal rattling sound as it opens to allow Rhoda to step inside. Rhoda steps over the door ledge and enters Mr Burroughs house space.


Rhoda steps through the door and stands motionless for a few seconds to absorb the smell and fabric of the room,


Rhoda closes the door shut. Mr Burroughs say's, Come on, You can start in here.


Rhoda brushes pass some empty glass bottles as she follows on Mr Burroughs words, A clinking is heard as Rhoda follows Mr Burroughs into the next room.


Mr Burroughs is still suffering from a migraine headache and has realized he needs some help to keep his home clean and bright.


Mr Burroughs say's, Did you say "Maid In Haven"? Rhoda replies "Yes" Mr Burroughs replies, Like New Haven?


Rhoda's confidence is starting to build now that she has been accepted into Mr Burroughs house, Rhoda say's "Yes" 


Mr Burroughs presses Rhoda slightly as he builds up the initial bond with Rhoda, He say's, You're pretty far from New Haven.


Rhoda replies, There's a lot of competition in town, 


So we're offering the free trial as a .. Mr Burroughs cuts Rhoda short as he say's, Where are your supplies.?


Rhoda replies nervously,  I Uh, Normally, the first time is a consultation as she looks around the room without making any eye contact with Mr Burroughs.


Mr Burroughs replies "Okay" as he produces a sniffle, he is starting to believe that Rhoda is who she say's she is. He continues, We'll you're already here, so why don't you just, Mr Burroughs looks around at another room from behind and then signals with his hands for Rhoda to start cleaning where she stands. Mr Burroughs say's Clean this for a start, 

Mr Burroughs say's OK? reassuringly, There's mops and things in there. Rhoda accepts Mr Burroughs request as she nods her head positively and say's Okay. Rhoda stands at ease as the wooden floor boards creak and is ready to start cleaning.


Mr Burroughs points with his finger as he say's. I'm gonna be in that room as he slowly walks off leaving Rhoda to start the cleaning.


Rhoda is still considering her options as she keeps her eyes on Mr Burroughs from the other room.


Mr Burroughs has sat down on the sofa and is quiet as he rubs his left eye with his hand. The accident has changed Mr Burroughs behavior, he now is lethargic has no desire to clean and sits around the house all day suffering from depression while drinking two or more bottles of wine each and every night.


Rhoda walks into another room that is full to the brim with dirty laundry, She certainly has a lot of cleaning to do and has put herself right in it now, She wont be able to not clean if she wants the game to continue.


Mr Burroughs throws a newspaper down just to replace it with another.


All is very quiet as Rhoda slowly stands at the door well watching Mr Burroughs go about his daily business. Rhoda seems very interested in Mr Burroughs mannerisms but little regard for the chores she has agreed to do.


Mr Burroughs is unaware that Rhoda is watching him as he starts to read a page from a newspaper article.


Rhoda looks at Mr Burroughs reading and then across the room at the glass and wooden exit door. It is inviting and the trees can be seen from the kitchen space, Rhoda is contemplating breaking the deal and leaving she concludes that she has made a big mistake even coming here "What was she thinking".


The kitchen door lights up from the brightness of the outside, Rhoda is contemplating leaving Mr Burroughs house.


Rhoda is silent and in contemplation, She has not started cleaning as of yet and now Mr Burroughs can see her from a distance. 

Rhoda notices Mr Burroughs attention is now on her again, She quickly reverses her direction and goes back into the other room. Rhoda quickly returns with a mop bucket and brush, For an instance in time Rhoda was considering leaving but something has changed in her mind and now she has started to carry out the cleaning chores for Mr Burroughs. After all why go back on something she had been planning for some time, She is also feeling a little sorry for the musician as she watches him go about his business.

Mr Burroughs say's loudly , Is everything okay? Rhoda replies confidently, Yes. Mr Burroughs wafts his hand as a fly buzzes by,


Rhoda's fixation with Mr Burroughs is clear to see, She watches almost staring at the unaware man.


Rhoda walks around the sink surveying the work she has to do, Mr Burroughs continues to read the newspaper as his thoughts become divided between Rhoda and the text.


Rhoda is still having second thoughts and walks on over to the door, She places her hand a few inches form the door handle as she looks out of the glass window. Her reflection produces an image of emptiness and delusion, She is trying to access her deepest emotions and does not want to hurt Mr Burroughs or her self.


A low level sound is heard from behind as Rhoda snaps away from her reflective thoughts, A sense of urgency and commitment has suddenly entered Rhoda's mind, A middle toned piano key starts to play, A sound of encouragement and discovery, 

The House Theme (Fall On your Sword)

Piles of dirty dishes cups and cutlery lay undisturbed on the thick wooden sideboard. Rhoda has now received the mental program the one that will help her to clean Mr Burroughs house.


Rhoda walks around the sideboard to reach the sink, Rhoda shows more speed and determination now as she puts on some yellow rubber gloves. 


Rhoda turns a tap to test the water temperature. 


The water trickles out producing a splashing effect as the piano sound continues its rhetoric rhythm. Mr Burroughs has become more engrossed in his newspaper as Rhoda starts to clean. He glances quickly before retiring back into the text and pictures.


Rhoda is displaying a face of seriousness as she occasionally glances over at Mr Burroughs.


Rhoda is in cleaning mode as the piano plays out.


A clinking of plates is heard as Rhoda starts the long and laborious task.


Empty Bottles blend with Rhoda's image,  The ultimate goal is to thoroughly clean the house just like an empty glass bottle which represents nothing except a hollow shape of reflective light that used to hold an alcoholic liquid.


The sound of a television speaker is heard breaking the silence of the house, A male voice is heard saying, Scientists have said there is overwhelming evidence 


that the two Earths... the sound becomes faded as the images continue to blend with the piano sound and Rhoda's cleaning. Mr Burroughs is now watching the TV with remote control in hand, The consensus and main programming of TV channels is now focused heavily on Earth Two.


Some time has passed as Rhoda continues to clean, She soaks a yellow sponge as the kitchen starts to make some visible progress. Rhoda turns her head to look at Mr Burroughs again.


Rhoda has been working hard and enters the room where Mr Burroughs is sat with white cloth in hand.


Mr Burroughs has been sat on the sofa for some time as he slowly stands up to inspect the hard work of Rhoda. 


Mr Burroughs slowly walks to the kitchen door well and looks in at the long overdue cleaning work of Rhoda. 

Mr Burroughs sits back down onto another sofa located in the kitchen area. Suddenly a new and clean area has been made available for John and he immediately approves and appreciates the hard work of Rhoda. Mr Burroughs spots something on the corner of the sofa and brushes it a few times with his hand, Mr Burroughs is a sensitive man and little things irritate him considerably.

More bottle clink As Rhoda moves into another room to continue her cleaning. The door opens with a rapid creaking as she evaluates the new space.


Rhoda reaches up and clicks on a light, She then instantly focuses her attention onto a series of musical notes and compositions that have been laid out in an order of no surprise. John may not be a good cleaner but he always keeps his music together.


Rhoda starts to gather the musical pages into one neat pile as the sound of paper is heard.


Rhoda pulls a white sheet away from a synthesizer keyboard which John practiced on quite regularly before the accident.


Rhoda's attention then falls onto a wood saw that is neatly propped up next to a pile of old records. Rhoda slowly picks the saw up by holding the sharp bladed edge with one hand and the other at the handle.


Mr Burroughs can be seen approaching the room, He is now investigating what Rhoda is up to. 


Rhoda is fascinated with the saw as she studies its reflective surface and shape.  Rhoda is completely oblivious to Mr Burroughs presence.


Rhoda suddenly breaks from her thoughts as Mr Burroughs enters the room. He  say's, "All right, that's enough." Mr Burroughs sniffs heavily.


"It's time for you to go." Mr Burroughs say's. He has put sufficient trust in this stranger and allowed her to explore his house but now her time has run out.


Mr Burroughs walks off indicating that he would like Rhoda to go. Rhoda stands motionless for a moment before she reaches up for her jacket. Rhoda makes her way to the exit and steps outside, Mr Burroughs follows behind and say's, So Wait, Is that it for the free trial? Mr Burroughs stands patiently awaiting an answer from Rhoda.

Rhoda replies, Yeah, it's a one day trial as she looks away from Mr Burroughs, Her facial expression is still deluding Mr Burroughs as she continues her deceit. Mr Burroughs is impressed with Rhoda's cleaning as she provides a little company for him as well as the laborious cleaning ritual which he can not bare to carry out. His wife probably did most of the cleaning chores when she was alive and now it is all left to him. Mr Burroughs say's, Um, all right, So I'll see you next week.


Rhoda looks at Mr Burroughs with slight surprise and excitable shock, She say's I'll let them know, "They might send someone else" as she continues to look right of Mr Burroughs.


Mr Burroughs nods in acceptance as he say's Okay, Rhoda say's, Same time, same..., Mr Burroughs cuts in and say's, Yeah, this is a good time, This is a good day too. 


Rhoda looks at Mr Burroughs in complete silence for a few moments of the night before she slowly turns and makes her way away from the house. Mr Burroughs closes the door as Rhoda walks off into the dark night.


A low level breeze is heard accompanied by the scrunching of Rhoda's feet. 


Suddenly a long and saturated light shines through the blackness as a white car slowly drives up towards the white house.


Rhoda watches as the car gets closer and closer.


Rhoda stops in her tracks with her hands in her pockets as she watches the stranger make her way to the front door of the house.


This woman could be a relative or family member checking in on Mr Burroughs as she tries the door in a manner that suggests she can just walk in without knocking. Rhoda stares at the woman trying to discover who she is and for any clues.


Rhoda watches as the woman stops momentarily as she looks down onto the ground, Her high heels clack as she checks the ground for stability. Rhoda turns and walks back home.


A chinking of plates and cutlery is heard as Rhoda sits at the family table for her supper, All of the family are sat down as they prepare to consume there food.


Robert who is the father of Rhoda and Jeff speaks to his son, He Say's, So Jeff, I think we've got a pretty important toast in order.


Robert continues, What do you think, huh? Kim who is the mother of Jeff and Rhoda can be heard coming into the room from the left hand side,


She say's with impatience, Hey, Hey, Hey! Hold on, Hold on!. Kim runs in with excitement as she starts to pour an alcoholic beverage from a large champagne bottle. She say's, I just got the cider, Jeff say's, Come on guys it's not that big of a deal. Kim say's with enthusiasm as she chuckles - Oh!,

Robert responds with, It is a big deal as he looks at his wife with a serious expression on his face. As Robert digs into his food he say's to Jeff, You've shown perseverance in the face of adversity, You deserve to be saluted for that, Son.


Kim is finding the situation quite amusing as she continues to chuckle, Jeff is amused at his fathers opinions, All goes quiet as Jeff speaks across the table at Rhoda who is silent. Jeff say's sarcastically, Come on Rho-tard, Aren't you gonna ask what happened? Rhoda responds by saying, What Happened? in an uninterested tone of voice, Jeff continues, I got into UConn. 

As soon as Jeff has finished the sentence Kim responds with excitement and zeal, She say's loudly, And we are so proud of you! Robert say's Hear Hear, Kim cheers loudly Chin Chin! she say's as glasses can be heard clinking together in celebration. Jeff say's cheers as he chuckles and the glasses chink continuously in a celebration of Jeff's achievements. Rhoda tries her best to show some interest but her mind is somewhere else completely.

Rhoda has retired to the attic bedroom, This room gives her more space and is much more simplistic than her other bedroom downstairs. She is deep in thought as she sits cross legged on the floor with the lights switched off. 

Rhoda begins to tap the wall with her knuckles at an interval of three knocks. Rhoda is imagining that she is knocking on the door of Mr Burroughs house, She is eager to see him again and is deep in thought of what might happen. She hopes that he has not discovered her true intentions and that he allows her back into his home. Rhoda starts to speak out to herself, She say's softly, Mr Burroughs? A short moment passes in complete silence and then she continues, I came to tell you that I saw you at the site of the accident.  Rhoda desperately wants to tell Mr Burroughs that it was her fault for the accident, She wants to find a peace and a stability and if she tells him it will take a huge amount of worry away from her mind. She feels incredibly responsible for the accident and this is her only way forward.


Rhoda continues to speak out aloud, She say's in a loud whisper, And I'm sorry for what happened to you and your family. A silent moment passes and then Rhoda say's, It was my fault.


The following week Rhoda returns to Mr Burroughs house for another cleaning session. Rhoda taps loudly on the timber panels as she waits patiently for an answer. After a few moments Rhoda speaks under her breath "Mr Burroughs" as she prays for a response. 


Suddenly Mr Burroughs appears and slowly opens the door, Rhoda has been building up courage to tell Mr Burroughs about the accident but as soon as she see's his face everything goes out of the window, Mr Burroughs is relieved to see Rhoda and say's positively "Oh Good" Rhoda say's Mr Burroughs. Rhoda stumbles with her words she say's, I I, Her words can't come out, Mr Burroughs is keen for Rhoda to start cleaning and beckons her in, He say's Come on In as he leaves her at the door to make her own way inside.


Mr Burroughs say's to Rhoda as he walks on in to the room, You can start where you finished?


Rhoda is impatient and eager to explain herself, She say's to Mr Burroughs I was wondering if I could talk with you about something. Rhoda is stood by the door but Mr Burroughs is on a completely different mental level.


Mr Burroughs replies, Not now, "A little bit later" as he walks off producing a light scuffling from his slippers.


Rhoda can do nothing but watch as Mr Burroughs disappears into the house, Rhoda looks at Mr Burroughs then turns and looks outside the door, 


A dripping of water is heard as Rhoda sits at the kitchen table considering her options. A deep bass guitar can also be heard as it plays out singular notes at a slow pace.