EXT. NEIGHBOURHOOD STREET - MORNING (11 A.M.)
The same disaster scene as before... only more media, more
neighbours, and a Coroner. People stand around in shock...
From the other end of the street, a girl comes riding along
on a bike... slowly taking in the entire scene. She pulls up
to the kerb where a kid named David (eleven) is standing
It is Gretchen Ross.
Hi... what's going on here?
Horrible accident. My neighbour...
he got killed.
He got smooshed. By a jet engine.
She stares at the house, where paramedics wheel a body out
of the front door.
What was his name?
Donnie. Donnie Darko.
They stare at the front yard for a while. We see Elizabeth.
We see Eddie, carrying Samantha... who is crying.
I feel bad for his family.
Did you know him?
She stares at the family for several moments... and then
shakes her head slowly as if trying to locate a memory that
is slipping away.
Rose, leaning against a tree while smoking a cigarette,
notices them. She seems to recognise Gretchen... from
somewhere in the vast reservoir of her memory.
She waves at her.
She waves back.