24
Day One
Episode#24
11:00 p.m. - Midnight
By Daniel Smith
ds825@yahoo.com



JACK BAUER: {Voice over} Right now, terrorists are plotting to assassinate a Presidential candidate. My wife and daughter have been targeted, and people I work with may be invovled in both. I'm Federal Agent Jack Bauer and today is the longest day of my life.


JACK BAUER: {Voice Over} The following takes place between 11:00 p.m. and Midnight. On the day of the California Presidential Primary.


{THE FIRST SHOT OF THIS EPISODE IS JACK BAUER STILL IN HIS SUV DRIVING TO THE PORT.}



EXT. PORT OF LOS ANGELES

{KIM IS STILL HIDING. SHE GETS OUT FROM HER SPOT AND MAKES A RUN FOR IT. NONE OF THE GUARDS SEE HER. KIM HOPS OVER A FENCE AND RUNS ACROSS THE STREET AS A TRUCK ALMOST HITS HER. SHE FLAGS IT DOWN.}

KIM BAUER: Stop.....Help me.


{ANDRE CALLS ONE OF HIS MEN}

GUARD: Yes.

ANDRE DRAZEN: What's happening? Still no sign of the girl?

GUARD: Not yet.

ANDRE DRAZEN: Split up with Marko so you can cover more ground. Find her.

GUARD: We will.

{ANDRE HANGS UP}

ANDRE DRAZEN: Maybe your right. Maybe she drowned.

VICTOR DRAZEN: It does not matter. As long as Bauer believes that his daughter is here.


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EXT. PALMER HOTEL

REPORTER: At this time we do not have any information as to the cause of the explosion that killed Senator David Palmer.


INT. PALMER HOTEL, BEDROOM

SHERRY PALMER: Do you have any idea what's going on out there? Since no one has seen a body the media is circulating all kinds of rumors.

SENATOR PALMER: I will tell them as soon as I have confirmation that Jack Bauer's daughter is safe.

SHERRY PALMER: And then what David? Your going to play dead and I'm suppossed to hide here and play the grieving widow? Just how long do you think we can keep up this charade?

SENATOR PALMER: For as long as we have to.

SHERRY PALMER: That's crazy, Mike tell him how crazy that is, he listens to you.

MIKE NOVIC: Don't put me in the middle of this.

SHERRY PALMER: Isn't that your job to listen. For crying out loud Mike it's your career on the line too.

SHERRY PALMER: Okay, You came clean on t.v. today. You got lucky. But It could just as easily have gone the other way. Testing the publics patience like that? You won't be lucky again David.

SENATOR PALMER: Listen to me. Jack Bauer saved my life today. Not once but twice.

SHERRY PALMER: Yes I realize that and I am sympathetic to what he…

SENATOR PALMER: {STANDS UP} I DON'T THINK YOU ARE. I am going to respect his request and so are you. You will not sacrifice his daughter.


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INT. C.T.U. NINA'S DESK

GEORGE MASON: Anything new?

NINA MEYERS: I'm just going over some new intel from Langley.

GEORGE MASON: I mean about Jack? I assume you haven't heard from him.

NINA MEYERS: No not yet.

TONY ALMEIDA: George, I got highway patrol on line 7. They picked up a girl at the port, says she's Jack's daughter.

GEORGE MASON: Patch it through........This is George Mason, C.T.U. who am I speaking to?

DEVLIN: Sergeant Devlin, Highway patrol.

GEORGE MASON: I understand you have a young woman with you.

DEVLIN: She claims to be the daughter of one of your agents.

GEORGE MASON: Jack Bauer?

DEVLIN: That's right.

GEORGE MASON: Can I speak with her please?

{DEVLIN HANDS KIM THE PHONE}

KIM BAUER: Hello?

GEORGE MASON: Kim, this is George Mason at C.T.U. how are you? You okay?

KIM BAUER: Yes, Tell my father that I have escaped. He's going to go back there and they’re going to kill him.

GEORGE MASON: Can you tell us where these people are?

KIM BAUER: The port. I don't know where exactly.

GEORGE MASON: Okay, may I speak with the sergeant again?

KIM BAUER: Yeah.

DEVLIN: Yeah, we picked her up near Dock 11-Alpha.

GEORGE MASON: Send two tactical teams, highest priority. Have the local law enforcement set up a perimeter. Sergeant, Get Kim over here asap. {HANGS UP} We've got to find Jack before he walks into a trap.


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EXT. PORT OF LOS ANGELES DOCK 11-A

{JACK ARRIVES AT THE PORT. HE LOADS HIS GUN AND GETS OUT OF THE SUV. HE RUNS DOWN A PEIR AND HIDES IN A CORNER AS HIS PHONE RINGS.}

JACK BAUER: Yeah.

ANDRE DRAZEN: What's taking so long?

JACK BAUER: I just got here.

ANDRE DRAZEN: Where exactly?

JACK BAUER: Don't worry about where I am. I'm close enough. Where's my daughter?

ANDRE DRAZEN: She's right here.

JACK BAUER: Put her on the phone.

ANDRE DRAZEN: Come to the parking lot of the freight office. I'll come out with her.

JACK BAUER: Let me speak to her first.

ANDRE DRAZEN: There's been enough talking.

JACK BAUER: With everything that has happened today, you expect me to trust you?

ANDRE DRAZEN: We know you lied to us about Palmer being dead so don't talk to me about trust. Come out or I'll kill her myself.

JACK BAUER: I'm not going to show myself until I speak to my daughter.

ANDRE DRAZEN: Don't test me..........

{JACK HANGS UP}

ANDRE DRAZEN: BAUER!!!!!!!!!! {TO VICTOR} He's not coming.

VICTOR DRAZEN: He's coming.


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{JACK CALLS NINA}

NINA MEYERS: C.T.U. Meyers.

JACK BAUER: Nina It's me.

NINA MEYERS: Where are you?

JACK BAUER: Listen. I've just confirmed that someone at C.T.U. is feeding the Drazens information.

NINA MEYERS: Based on what?

JACK BAUER: They know that Palmer wasn't killed. Who at C.T.U. had clearance for that kind of intel?

NINA MEYERS: Besides me, just Tony, Mason, and Chappelle.

JACK BAUER: Well one of those three is working for them. You need to find out which one.

NINA MEYERS: Jack, what are you going to do?

JACK BAUER: Andre agreed to a trade. Me for Kim.

NINA MEYERS: So your just going to walk right up to them?

JACK BAUER: If I can quarantee Kim's safety, yes. Nina, there's a chance I won't be able to see this thing through. Until you find out who's giving the Drazen's information don't trust anyone. I've got to go.

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INT. PALMER HOTEL

MIKE NOVIC: I don't think the situation will require much spin. As long as you do what you've been doing all along.

SENATOR PALMER: Tell me again what I've been doing Mike?

MIKE NOVIC: Telling the truth.

SENATOR PALMER: And tearing apart my family in the process.

MIKE NOVIC: As hard as it's been for everyone. I think that this last day has been about finding out who you really are. Not just a candidate.

{PHONE RINGS}

MIKE NOVIC: Novic.

MAN: Mike turn on the t.v.

SENATOR PALMER: What is it Mike?

{MIKE SLAMS DOWN THE PHONE AND TURNS ON THE T.V.}

REPORTER: A reliable source from inside the Palmer campaign confirmed just minutes ago that the Senator was unharmed by the blast.

{SENATOR IS REALLY PISSED}

SENATOR PALMER: {STANDS UP} DAMN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sherry.

MIKE NOVIC: David!!

{SENATOR WALKS TO THE DOOR VERY PISSED AND ENTERS THE BATHROOM WHERE SHERRY IS}

MIKE NOVIC: We have to deal with the press David.

SENATOR PALMER: You just couldn't wait to leak it to the press, could you?...........It was you. What were you thinking?

SHERRY PALMER: They already knew.

SENATOR PALMER: DAMN IT SHERRY, THE WAY YOU KEEP DEFYING ME.

SHERRY PALMER: I'M not deffying you, I'm protecting you.

SENATOR PALMER: PROTECTING ME FROM WHAT?????

MIKE NOVIC: {Grabs David} Come on David.

SENATOR PALMER: GET OFF ME..........GET OFF ME.

MIKE NOVIC: BACK OFF DAVID.......You have to talk to the press. now. The longer you take to make a statement, the more control you give up.

SENATOR PALMER: DAMN IT.........IF THAT CHILD DIES!!!!!!!!!! {SLAMS A GLASS VASE AGAISNT THE WALL AND WALKS AWAY}

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{NINA CALLS ANDRE}

ANDRE DRAZEN: Yes?

NINA MEYERS: It's me. I don't have alot of time. They found his daughter. She will be here within the hour.

ANDRE DRAZEN: {SIGHS} Does Bauer know?

NINA MEYERS: No, not yet. I'm the only one in contact with him. I have been ordered by C.T.U. to send two teams. They are on the way.

ANDRE DRAZEN: All right, hold on. {TO VICTOR} They found the girl. Bauer doesn't know. but C.T.U. are on the way here. We have to get you out of here...............He won't come if we can't produce the girl. He not stupid. Father we barely have time to get you to international waters. I can't risk you getting captured again.

VICTOR DRAZEN: Give me the phone. {TO NINA} Can you contact Bauer?

NINA MEYERS: Yes.

VICTOR DRAZEN: You tell him his daughter is dead. Her body was found floating in the harbor.

NINA MEYERS: You think he'll come after you?

VICTOR DRAZEN: Yes.

NINA MEYERS: You'll have to kill him. No mistakes. He finds out I lied to him, my cover will be blown.

VICTOR DRAZEN: Of course we will kill him. That is the point. {HANGS UP} He's coming.

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{NINA PHONES JACK}

JACK BAUER: Andre?

NINA MEYERS: No It's me. I think you should come back to C.T.U.

JACK BAUER: I can't. I'm running out of time. I'm going in to get Kim now.

NINA MEYERS: I don't know how to tell you this Jack.

JACK BAUER: What is it?...............Nina what is it???

NINA MEYERS: Coast guard cutter answered the APB we put out on Kim. They found her body Jack.

JACK BAUER: What?

NINA MEYERS: She's dead.........Jack, ....Jack

{JACK DROPS HIS CELL AND FALLS DOWN. HE BEGINS TO CRY LIKE A CHILD. THEN HE STANDS UP AND WALKS BACK TO THE SUV. GRABS HIS OTHER GUN AND LOADS IT..........WALKS OVER TO A VAN AND PICKS UP A TIRE IRON...........HE SMASHES THE WINDOW.}



{THE DOCK OFFICE GARAGE DOOR IS OPENING}

ANDRE DRAZEN: What if Bauer doesn't come. He may be too crushed by the thought of his daughters death.

VICTOR DRAZEN: That is exactly why he will come. Trust me........I know.


{RIGHT THEN AND THERE THE VAN THAT JACK GOT INTO TO SMASHES INTO THE WHAREHOUSE. THE GUARDS ARE SHOOTING AT THE VAN AS JACK JUMPS OUT OF THE BACK.}

{JACK TAKES DOWN TWO MEN}


ANDRE DRAZEN: GO!!!!! HURRY FATHER, GET TO THE BOAT.

{JACK CHASES AFTER THEM. HE LOST THEM FOR A SECOND AS THEY POP UP RIGHT NEXT TO A BOAT THAT IS ABOUT TO PICK THEM UP. ANDRE AND VICTOR FIRE AT JACK AS HE RETURNS FIRE}

{JACK JUMPS FROM THE DOCK TO THE PEIR AS HE LOADS AGAIN AND FIRES AT THE DRAZENS........JACK MAKES HIS WAY TO ANDRE. ANDRE GETS A FEW MORE SHOTS OFF AS JACK SHOOTS ANDRE TWICE IN THE CHEST. ANDRE FALLS DOWN DEAD AS VICTOR FIRES A BULLET INTO JACKS SIDE}

JACK BAUER: AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

{VICTOR WALKS UP TO JACK WHO IS ON THE GROUND AND FIRES.}


{NO BULLETS LEFT IN VICTOR'S GUN}

{JACK STANDS UP, POINTS HIS GUN AT VICTOR'S FACE.................JACK AND VICTOR STARE AT EACH OTHER FOR A WHILE...............VICTOR PUTS HIS HANDS UP IN THE AIR AND CLOSES HIS EYES...........................................JACK SHOOTS HIM. BANG****BANG****BANG**** KEEPS SHOOTING AS VICTOR FALLS DEAD INTO THE HARBOR, JACK IS STILL SHOOTING HIM IN THE WATER UNTIL HE RUNS OUT OF BULLETS.}

{THE BOAT DRIVES AWAY AS JACK DROPS HIS GUN AND FALLS ON HIS KNEES LOOKING AT THE DEAD BODIES OF ANDRE AND VICTOR DRAZEN.}

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EXT. PALMER HOTEL

SENATOR PALMER: It has come to my attention that misinformation was given to the press. Again I apologize for the misunderstanding. This has been a chaotic situation.


{MIKE TELLS SHERRY THAT DAVID WANTS TO MEET SHERRY IN PRIVATE AFTER HIS STATEMENT.}


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INT. C.T.U. MAIN FLOOR

GEORGE MASON: Tony, TAC team got there, but Jack went in without them.

TONY ALMEIDA: By himself?

GEORGE MASON: Evidently.

TONY ALMEIDA: Is he all right?

GEORGE MASON: He's alive.

TONY ALMEIDA: What about the Drazens?

GEORGE MASON: Dead............Congratulations Teri. Your family is fine.

TERI BAUER: I heard there was some big shoot out.

GEORGE MASON: Everyone is fine. Now go in there and relax. They will be here soon.


{NINA RUNS INTO THE I.T.S. ROOM AND GRABS A HIDDEN SUITCASE. SHE BEGINS TO DELETE EVERYTHING. A WOMAN ENTERS THAT ROOM}

WOMAN: Can I help you?

{NINA PULLS OUT A SILENCED PISTOL AND FIRES ONCE AT HER CHEST KILLING HER.}

{SHE CALLS SOMEONE}

NINA MEYERS: My cover is broken. You must get me out of here.

{TERI WALKS INTO THE ROOM AS SHE HERE'S NINA TALKING GERMAN}

TERI BAUER: You speak German?

NINA MEYERS: Frankfurt Division. Something wrong?

TERI BAUER: Yes. Tell me about this shootout No one will tell me anything.

NINA MEYERS: Jack and Kim are fine. The people who had them are dead. You are safe.

{THE PHONE RINGS AS TERI SEE'S THE DEAD BODY AND BLOOD}

NINA MEYERS: Anything else?

TERI BAUER: I know your busy. I'll let you get back to work.

{NINA STOPS TERI. SHE POINT A GUN AT HER.}

NINA MEYERS: I can't let you leave........Not yet........Turn around. Agaisnt the wall..........I SAID DO IT........

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JACK BAUER: Officer. The body that was pulled out of the harbor tonight. Was my daughter. I'd like to claim the body.

OFFICER: There was no body found tonight.

JACK BAUER: What?

OFFICER: I didn't hear anything. I just got on duty. I can call harbor master.

{OFFICER CALLS THE HARBOR MASTER}

OFFICER: Frank, you guys pull a body out of the harbor tonight?

FRANK: No. Nothing on our patrol.

OFIICER: You sure?

FRANK: No reports anywhere.

OFFICER: Okay roger that.......No bodies. We cover 50 miles of coastline. No bodies found tonight.

{JACK SMILES}

JACK BAUER: Thanks.....Thank you.


{JACK CLIMBS IN HIS SUV AND CALLS MASON}

GEORGE MASON: This is Mason.

JACK BAUER: George. It's me.

GEORGE MASON: I don't know whether to congratulate you or demand your resignation.

JACK BAUER: George do you know where my daughter is?

GEORGE MASON: She's on her way here. Highway patrol picked her up a half hour ago.

JACK BAUER: You need to arrest Nina.

GEORGE MASON: I what?

JACK BAUER: She's working agaisnt us. Don't let her out of the building.

GEORGE MASON: What's this all about?

JACK BAUER: She told me that they found Kim's body in the harbor tonight. There was no body. She was working with the Drazens to set a trap for me.

GEORGE MASON: Are you sure there was no misunderstanding?

JACK BAUER: About Kim being dead? No George she lied to us.

GEORGE MASON: There is no proof. It's your word agaisnt hers.

JACK BAUER: I'll get you your proof. Don't let her out of your site.

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{JACK CALLS PAUL WILSON}

WILSON: C.T.U. archives. Wilson.

JACK BAUER: Paul It's Jack. I need a copy of this mornings security tape. Between 8:50 and 9:00 a.m. in the I.T.S. when Jamey committed suicide there.

WILSON: Let me check here...................That's strange. Says the file has been erased.

JACK BAUER: When?

WILSON: This morning.

JACK BAUER: Digital backup?

WILSON: There's no digital backup for ITS.

JACK BAUER: Yes there is you just need the passcode. Try C-2-2-7-1-7. How long is this going to take?

WILSON: Just a few minutes.

JACK BAUER: Get back to me as soon as you can. {HANGS UP}

{JACK IS SPEEDING THROUGH RED LIGHTS}

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{SHERRY IS READY TO MEET DAVID}

INT. PALMER HOTEL, BALL ROOM

SHERRY PALMER: David......Mike said you wanted to see me.

SENATOR PALMER: Yes......

SHERRY PALMER: I know we need to talk but can't it wait till morning.

SENATOR PALMER: No.....

SHERRY PALMER: We had a rough day. I know you are angry with me. I have been acting in your best intrest all day long.

SENATOR PALMER: I'm not angry with you Sherry.

SHERRY PALMER: Oh thank God David.

SENATOR PALMER: I feel sorry for you..............You have lost touch of what it is to be.....a parent, a friend......a wife. ............After tonight.......I don't want to see you again.

SHERRY PALMER: David please...

SENATOR PALMER: I have heard it all before......I don't care what this does to my candidacy. and It's not because I don't want to be President...........I do. I don't think you are fit to be first lady.

SHERRY PALMER: Do you really think you can just leave me? It's not going to be that easy.

SENATOR PALMER: Secret service will take you back to Washington when your ready.

{SENATOR WALKS AWAY}

SHERRY PALMER: David.................DAVID YOU JUST DON'T WALK AWAY FROM ME. DAVID I'M TALKING TO YOU!!!!!!!!!

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PAUL WILSON: Jack it's Wilson. I got it.

JACK BAUER: Send it to my monitor.

[A DISPLAY OF JAMEY IN THE ITS ROOM AND NINA WALKING IN SLITING JAMEY'S WRIST}

JACK BAUER: Get this to Mason, His eyes only and patch me through to him.

GEORGE MASON: Mason.

JACK BAUER: George, you in front of your screen? Here's proof agaisnt Nina. She killed Jamey Farell.

GEORGE MASON: Oh my God......Where are you?

JACK BAUER: About five minutes out.......Find her George.


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INT. C.T.U. ITS ROOM

{NINA DELETES EVERYTHING THAT CAN LINK HER TO GERMANY. SHE PUTS C.T.U. ON LOCKDOWN AS THE ALARMS SOUND.}

NINA MEYERS: I'm leaving now Teri. Someone will find you soon.

{NINA STARTS TO WALK OUT THEN TURNS AROUND AND STARES AT TERI}

{NINA MAKES HER WAY DOWN A HALLWAY AS A GUARD STOPS HER}

GUARD: Miss Meyers.

{NINA PUTS A BULLET IN HIM KILLING HIM.......SHE MAKES HER WAY DOWNSTAIRS KILLING ANOTHER GUARD AS SHE GRABS HER KEYS AND RUNS TO HER CAR.......SHE GETS IN AND PULLS OUT.......SHE HEADS FOR THE EXIT AS JACK'S SUV IS PULLING IN.........NINA FIRES THROUGH HER WINDSHEILD AT JACK AS JACK RETURNS FIRE........ANOTHER CAR SLAMS INTO NINA'S CAR...........JACK GETS OUT OF HIS SUV WITH HIS GUN AT NINA WHO IS HURT INSIDE HER CAR.}


JACK BAUER: PUT YOUR HANDS WHERE I CAN SEE THEM.............NINA PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE STEERING WHEEL.

{JACK OPENS THE CAR DOOR AND PULLS OUT NINA BY THE THROAT}

NINA MEYERS: Jack.......If you kill me, you won't know who I work for. You think I work for Drazen, but I don't.

JACK BAUER: I trusted you.

NINA MEYERS: I was just doing my job.

JACK BAUER: YOUR JOB!!!!!!!!!! My wife and daughter almost died today. How many people that trusted you lost their life today because you were doing YOUR JOB!!!!!!!! WALSH???, JAMEY, ELLIS, HOW MANY OTHERS??

NINA MEYERS: How many people died because of you Jack.

{MASON, TONY AND A FEW AGENTS RUN DOWN TO JACK AND NINA}

{JACK HAS THE GUN IN HER FACE READY TO BLOW HER BRAINS OUT AS MASON INTERUPTS}

GEORGE MASON: Jack....Come on. We need her alive........Kim just got here.

TONY ALMEIDA: Jack, don't do it.

GEORGE MASON: Come be with your family.

{JACK DROPS HIS GUN AND WALKS AWAY} {THEY DRAG NINA AWAY IN CUFFS}

{JACK MEETS KIM}

JACK BAUER: Sweetheart!!!

KIM BAUER: DAD.

{THEY HUG}

JACK BAUER: Thank God your all right.

KIM BAUER: Are you okay?

JACK BAUER: Yes, I'm fine. You okay?

KIM BAUER: Yeah.

JACK BAUER: You sure?

KIM BAUER: Positive. I was so worried. {CRYING}

JACK BAUER: It's all over baby........No one's going to hurt you now. I promise. I love you so much.

KIM BAUER: I love you too.....Where's mom?

JACK BAUER: I thought she was here with you. I'll go find her. Just stay here with the guards okay?

KIM BAUER: Okay.

{JACK WALKS ONTO THE MAIN FLOOR WHERE WE SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN MONITOR A NEWS REPORTER}

REPORTER: While eluding two assassination attempts, just hours apart. It may take days even weeks before details become clear. Sources close to the C.I.A. credit Jack Bauer of the Los Angeles Counter Terrorist Unit as the man responsible for saving Palmer.

{JACK SEARCHES FOR TERI}

JACK BAUER: Teri..

{HE SEE'S A DOCTOR WORKING ON A GUARD THAT HAS BEEN SHOT BY NINA}

JACK BAUER: Have you serched the floor.............HAVE YOU SEARCHED THE FLOOR!!!!!!!!!

GUARD: Not yet sir.

JACK BAUER: Teri!!!!

{JACK SEE'S TERI BUT IT'S TOO LATE. TERI HAS BEEN SHOT BY NINA. SHE IS DEAD}

JACK BAUER: No!!!!! no!!!!!!!Oh my God, Teri.

{JACK CUTS HER OUT OF THE SEAT AND PICKS HER UP CARRYING HER. SHE HAS PAST}

{JACK FALLS DOWN WITH HER IN HIS ARMS AS WE SEE FLASHBACKS FROM THE FIRST EPISODE}



KIM BAUER: I'm glad you moved backed in daddy.

OLD JACK: Me too sweetheart.

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JACK BAUER: {CRYING IN THE CORNER} I'm so sorry........I'm so sorry..........


11:59:57......11:59:58......11:59:59......


MIDNIGHT

THE END

ALL TRANSCRIPTS OF THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON HAVE BEEN DONE BY

DANIEL SMITH
DS825@YAHOO.COM 1