|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|DAY 1 - INVESTIGATION        |

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Grrah!

You have disgraced me for the

last time, Steel Samurai!

 

The pale moon in the sky

cries for your blood!

 

The moon? No, it is you who

should gaze upon the moon...

 

For it will be the last moon

you ever see!

 

See you in hell,

Evil Magistrate!

 

Whoooooooaaaaaaa!

 

Grrrrrraaaaaaaah!

 

The warriors' swords gleam

and strike in the moonlight!

 

One has fallen... but who?

Only the moon knows!

 

Don't miss next week's

exciting episode:

"The Dark Messenger Returns!"

 

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October 14, 5:31 PM

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Maya

That rocked!

 

-Maya

"See you in Hell,

Evil Magistrate!!!"

 

-Phoenix

Whoa!

Stop waving that broom

around!

 

-Maya

Oh, Nick!

I didn't know you were here!

 

-Phoenix

Of course I'm here!

 

-Phoenix

What was that surreal

show you were watching?

 

-Maya

What!?

Nick, you mean, you don't

know the Steel Samurai!?

 

-Maya

He's only the most popular

TV hero for young people!

 

-Phoenix

Young...?

Like, how young?

 

-Maya

Umm... 10 years old?

 

-Phoenix

Then what the heck are YOU

doing getting all excited!?

 

-Maya

Hey! I'm only 17!

 

-Maya

That's seven-"teen." See?

I'm a teen! Not like you,

Nick.

 

-Phoenix

Hey! Don't talk to me like I'm

your grandpa or something.

I'm only 24 myself.

 

-Maya

Then watch it with me!

He's really cool!

And... it's really popular!

 

-Maya

When they asked grade school

kids what they wanted to be,

"Steel Samurai" was no.1!

 

-Phoenix

I really worry about kids

these days.

 

-Maya

Gramps!

 

-Maya

Well, the Steel Samurai's

over. I guess it's time to

close up the office.

 

-Phoenix

I guess...

 

-Phoenix

Wish we had some clients!

 

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-Phoenix

A month has passed

since my trial.

 

-Phoenix

Mia's murder was the talk of

the town for some time...

 

-Phoenix

But no one paid any attention

to the Wright & Co. Law

Offices...

 

-Phoenix

How am I going to

pay the rent this month?

 

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-Maya

It'll be okay.

 

-Maya

I'm sure some big client

is just around the corner!

 

-Phoenix

Hmph.

 

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October 16, 8:14 AM

Phoenix Wright's Bedroom

 

-Cellular

Brrrrring...

Brrrrring...

 

-Cellular

*beep*

 

-Phoenix

H-hello? This is Phoenix.

 

-Maya

N-N-Nick!!!

 

-Phoenix

Maya? What?

It's still early...

 

-Maya

I-it's the Steel Samurai!

The Steel Samurai got

arrested!

 

-Phoenix

Huh? You mean the

guy on that show?

 

-Maya

Yes!

 

-Maya

They're saying that the

Steel Samurai killed

a villain!

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

Umm...

 

-Phoenix

Isn't that what he's

supposed to do?

 

-Maya

Yeah, on TV!

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, on TV.

 

-Maya

No! I mean, he actually

did it! In real life!

 

-Maya

He skewered a villain

with his Samurai Spear!

 

-Phoenix

I have absolutely no idea

what you're talking about.

 

-Maya

Just come to the office,

quick! Please, Nick!

 

-Cellular

*beep*

 

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October 16, 9:22 AM

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Phoenix

(Maya's here...

watching television.)

 

-TV

Now for the morning news.

 

-TV

The actor Will Powers

was arrested yesterday.

Powers plays the lead role

 

-TV

in the popular kid's show

"The Steel Samurai: Warrior

of Neo Olde Tokyo."

 

-TV

He was arrested on

suspicion of murder.

 

-TV

The victim was Jack Hammer,

who plays the villain known

as the "Evil Magistrate."

 

-TV

His body was found still

inside the Evil Magistrate

costume.

 

-TV

The "Samurai Spear" was also

found stuck through the body.

 

-TV

Police believe this was the

murder weapon, and are

investigating further.

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

This has to be a joke.

 

-Maya

No, no, no! It's a nightmare!

The Steel Samurai is over!

The world is over!

 

-Cellular

Brrrrring...

Brrrrring...

 

-Cellular

*beep*

 

-Maya

Yes...

Wright & Co. Law Offices.

 

-Maya

...

 

-Maya

What!?

 

-Maya

Nick!

 

-Maya

I-it's the Steel Samurai!

 

-Phoenix

W-what!?

 

-Maya

Yes... yes, of course!

We'll be right there!

 

-Cellular

*beep*

 

-Maya

Let's go, Nick!

 

-Phoenix

Go? Go where?

 

-Maya

They have the Steel Samurai

down in detention!

 

-Phoenix

So what!?

 

-Maya

So, I've decided this

will be our first case!

 

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***Examine window***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* It's a nice day outside.

*

* -Phoenix

* The hotel across the way

* is always full these days.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's the bellboy, happily

* cleaning the room.

*

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***Examine plant****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Mia's favorite potted plant.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maya has been watering it

* so much lately it looks

* a little... swollen.

*

* -Phoenix

* She's either trying to make

* it grow... or she's perfecting

* her water torture technique.

*

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***Examine poster***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A poster of an old movie

* that Mia liked.

*

* -Phoenix

* I was thinking I should

* go see it myself.

*

* -Phoenix

* Then I realized that the

* poster doesn't actually

* say the title of the movie.

*

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***Examine desk*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Mia's desk.

*

* -Phoenix

* Actually... it's my desk now.

*

* -Phoenix

* Sitting here always makes

* me feel like a professional.

*

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***Examine bookcase*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a horrendous amount

* of legal books here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Scarier still is the

* thought that I have to

* read all of these now.

*

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***Present Attorney's Badge*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* What about this?

*

* -Maya

* You like showing that

* off, don't you, Nick?

*

* -Phoenix

* (My poor, poor ego...)

*

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***Talk about "What to do"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, what should we do?

*

* -Maya

* What should we do!?

* How can you just sit there

* like that!?

*

* -Maya

* We have to get down to the

* detention center and meet

* the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Does she want to investigate

* this case or just do some

* sightseeing, I wonder?)

*

* -Phoenix

* (My money's on sightseeing.)

*

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***Talk about "Any ideas"*******************

*

* -Maya

* We don't have enough

* information to make

* a case yet.

*

* -Phoenix

* Just admit it: you don't

* have a clue what happened.

*

* -Maya

* No! We just don't have enough

* information!

*

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MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

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October 16

Detention Center

Visitor's Room

 

-Maya

...

 

-Phoenix

What's wrong, Maya?

It's him! In the flesh!

 

-Maya

Umm...

Is that guy really him?

 

-Phoenix

Whaddya mean "that guy"?

Of course it's him!

 

-Phoenix

Will Powers, our client!

That's him.

 

-Maya

Um, maybe I shouldn't

be saying this...

 

-Maya

But he definitely did it.

Murder. At least once.

Maybe twice.

 

-Phoenix

Whoa whoa whoa!

What are you saying!?

 

-Will

Umm...

 

-Maya

Y-yes!?

 

-Will

Something wrong...?

 

-Maya

N-no! No!

 

-Phoenix

(This is getting off to a

great start.)

 

-Will

I know, I know. You're

disappointed, aren't you?

 

-Maya

D-disappointed!? Oh, no.

Oh no.

 

-Will

No, it's okay.

This is the real me.

 

-Will

When I got the part of

the Steel Samurai, with

that mask...

 

-Will

I decided I would never show

my face in public until the

job was over.

 

-Will

It's the kids, you know.

I didn't want to wreck

their dreams.

 

-Maya

Oh...

 

-Will

I guess it didn't matter.

 

-Will

So much for dreams.

 

-Will

I wonder what they think

of the Steel Samurai now.

 

-Will

*sniff*

Uwaaah!

 

-Maya

Nick!

 

-Phoenix

What?

 

-Maya

He's a good guy!

I mean, he's good!

 

-Phoenix

Yeah.

 

-Maya

He didn't do it!

 

-Phoenix

...

 

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***Examine security camera******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Smile for the camera...

*

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***Examine security guard*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* This guard monitors

* the visitor's room.

*

* -Phoenix

* He seems frozen in awe

* of Will Powers.

*

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***Present Attorney's Badge*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, here.

*

* -Will

* I... I see.

*

* -Will

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (Let me guess... this guy

* wasn't the top student

* in improv class.)

*

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***Talk about "What happened"***************

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe you could start by

* telling us what happened.

*

* -Will

* Y-yes. Of course.

*

* -Will

* It seems like it was only

* yesterday. Actually, it was

* only yesterday.

*

* -Will

* The cast had come down

* to Global Studios for a

* run-through.

*

* -Will

* We went through a few

* action sequences at 10:00

* that morning.

*

* -Will

* There was a rehearsal

* scheduled for 5:00 in the

* afternoon.

*

* -Will

* But when 5:00 came around,

* and the staff gathered at

* the studio...

*

* -Will

* The Evil Magistrate was

* found lying in a crumpled

* heap near the set.

*

* -Will

* They took off his mask...

*

* -Will

* And discovered that it was

* Jack Hammer... dead!

*

* -Will

* He had been expertly skewered

* with the Samurai Spear.

*

-Phoenix

* The "Samurai Spear"...?

*

* -Will

* Yes, it's a long spear

* that I... that the Steel

* Samurai uses as a weapon.

*

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***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe you could explain to me

* just what "the Steel Samurai"

* is.

*

* -Maya

* Nick!

* How could you say such a

* thing?

*

* -Maya

* I-I'm sorry, sir, I apologize

* for my partner!

*

* -Maya

* He's new to this, and a bit

* OUT OF TOUCH with the world.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey! Who's "new to this"!?

*

* -Will

* No, it's alright, really.

*

* -Will

* The Steel Samurai is the lead

* character in a popular kid's

* show.

*

* -Will

* He walks the streets of

* Neo Olde Tokyo...

*

* -Will

* Fighting battle after battle

* against the Evil Magistrate

* and his minions.

*

* -Will

* Of course, he never really

* defeats the Evil Magistrate.

*

* -Will

* Although...

*

* -Will

* I guess he did defeat

* him this time...

*

* -Will

* *sniff*

* Uwaaah!

*

* -Phoenix

* I-I see.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Neo Olde Tokyo...?

* Who comes up with

* these names!?)

*

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***Talk about "Powers's alibi"**************

*

* -Phoenix

* Now, where were you on

* the day of the murder?

*

* -Will

* Well, that morning I came

* to studios at 9:00.

*

* -Will

* We worked through some

* action scenes until noon.

*

* -Will

* Rehearsal was to begin at

* 5:00, but I was a little

* tired.

*

* -Will

* So after lunch, I took a nap

* in my dressing room.

*

* -Will

* When I woke up, it was

* after 5:00! I was late

* for the rehearsal!

*

* -Will

* I hurried to the studio...

* and found everyone looking

* shocked.

*

* -Will

* They arrested me on the

* spot, and brought me here.

*

* -Phoenix

* (So he was sleeping the entire

* afternoon of the murder?)

*

* -Phoenix

* (Some action hero!)

*

* -Will

* What will the kids think?

* *sniff*

*

* CONTINUE FOR FIRST TIME ONLY

*

* -Phoenix

* I think I should probably

* check out the scene of

* the murder...

*

* -Will

* Right... Global Studios.

* I'll draw you a map.

*

* -Maya

* Wow! Nick! Let's go!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I'm willing to bet 10 bucks

* she asks for autographs.)

*

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MOVE TO: Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

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***Talk about "What to do"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, what should we do?

*

* -Maya

* Sitting around here won't get

* us anywhere, that's for sure.

*

* -Maya

* The studio! We should go

* to the studio! I'm sure we

* could find some clues there!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Does she want to investigate

* this case or just do some

* sightseeing, I wonder?)

*

* -Phoenix

* (My money's on sightseeing.)

*

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MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

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October 16

Global Studios

Main Gate

 

-Maya

Wow! So this is where they

make the Steel Samurai show!

 

-Maya

Awesome!

Aren't you excited!?

 

-Oldbag

Hey! You there!

 

-Oldbag

You want in, you gotta

go through me!

 

-Maya

O-oh... s-sorry!

 

-Maya

W-we're, um, lawyers.

 

-Oldbag

Oh yeah? Well that's great.

I'm security!

 

-Oldbag

And it's my job to make

sure that gawkers like

you stay OUT.

 

-Maya

G-gawkers?

 

-Oldbag

Gawkers! Sightseers!

Tourists!!!

 

-Oldbag

I know the type. You heard

about the incident and came

to snoop around.

 

-Oldbag

Youths today! Something

horrible happens and all you

can think of is sightseeing.

 

-Oldbag

Wasting your time

at a place like this.

 

-Oldbag

Don't you have jobs

you should be doing?

 

-Oldbag

Or do lawyers not work like

the rest of us? Maybe I should

become a lawyer too. Sounds

 

-Oldbag

like a life of ease to me no

work just loafing around all

day as you please. Well when

 

-Oldbag

I was young things were a mite

different, mind you we didn't

prance around in strange

 

-Oldbag

hippie clothes. What are the

youths coming to these days my

own son hasn't called in...

 

-Maya

Umm... Nick?

 

-Maya

Will I grow up to be like

her? Please say "no."

 

-Phoenix

I dunno! It's possible.

 

-Oldbag

Hey!

 

-Oldbag

Listen when you're being

spoken to! Youths today!

 

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***Examine guard station********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* That security lady must like

* junk food. There's a mountain

* of it on the desk in there.

*

* -Phoenix

* I can see the computer that

* runs the security cameras.

*

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***Examine computer*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The computer that runs the

* studio security cameras.

*

* -Oldbag

* Hey! No touching!

*

********************************************

 

***Examine main gate************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The main entrance

* to the studio.

*

* -Phoenix

* There was a big scene here

* yesterday with onlookers

* pressing up against the gate.

*

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***Examine signpost*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* An overhead map of

* the studios.

*

* -Phoenix

* Right from here is the

* Employee Area.

*

* -Phoenix

* To the left are the

* actual film studios.

*

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***Examine van******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like a studio van.

*

* -Phoenix

* They probably use it to

* carry around film equipment.

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Oldbag

* What's that?

* You giving that to me?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Absolutely not!)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The studios"*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* So, what do you do here

* at the studios?

*

* -Oldbag

* At Global Studios, we make

* children's dreams come true!

*

* -Oldbag

* In fact, in my

* younger days...

*

* -Maya

* No! You were a star!?

*

* -Oldbag

* Only a little twinkle

* between the stars here,

* I'm afraid, dearie.

*

* -Maya

* Wo... wow.

*

* -Oldbag

* This place has really

* gone downhill, you know?

*

* -Oldbag

* But 10 years ago, now that

* was a studio of dreams!

*

* -Oldbag

* Hammer was a big star back

* then too, he was...

*

* -Phoenix

* Hammer...?

*

* -Oldbag

* The victim, dummy!

*

* -Oldbag

* The Evil Magistrate!

*

* -Oldbag

* He's been reduced to playing

* villains now. Not exactly the

* best material to work with...

*

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***Talk about "Will Powers"*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Can you tell me about

* Mr. Will Powers?

*

* -Oldbag

* He's not a bad kid, but

* don't be fooled by his mask!

*

* -Oldbag

* You wouldn't want him on

* the silver screen without

* it, believe me.

*

* -Oldbag

* Little old ladies watching

* would lose their lunch!

*

* -Oldbag

* That's probably why he thought

* that the Steel Samurai was

* his "big chance."

*

* -Oldbag

* No one thought he was

* capable of doing what he

* did to poor Jack Hammer...

*

* -Maya

* We don't know for certain

* that Will Powers is guilty!

*

* -Oldbag

* Powers? Of course he's guilty!

*

* -Oldbag

* How do I know?

* I know everything!

* That's my job.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* What kind of person

* was Jack Hammer?

*

* -Oldbag

* What "kind of person"?

* Oh... if you only knew!

*

* -Oldbag

* Jack Hammer will live on

* in many hearts as the

* ultimate action hero!

*

* -Oldbag

* He was simply dashing

* in the Dynamite Samurai

* series!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Should I have heard

* of that...?)

*

* -Oldbag

* But... there was an accident

* during filming five years ago.

*

* -Oldbag

* He got an unlucky break

* after that.

*

* -Oldbag

* Reduced to playing the villain

* on a children's program!

*

* -Oldbag

* What's more, I heard they

* were paying him peanuts.

* It's enough to make you cry.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Reason for suspicion"********

*

* -Phoenix

* Why are you so certain

* Mr. Powers is the killer?

*

* -Oldbag

* I was standing right

* here yesterday, I was.

*

* -Oldbag

* I was here from 1:00 in

* the afternoon, to 5:00,

* when they found the body!

*

* -Oldbag

* Now the studio where the

* murder took place is to

* the left here.

*

* -Oldbag

* So if you want to go to

* the studio, you have to

* pass by me!

*

* -Oldbag

* Only one person went by here

* between 1:00 and 2:30, when

* the murder took place!

*

* -Phoenix

* And... that person

* was Mr. Powers?

*

* -Oldbag

* Yes.

* I saw him!

*

* -Phoenix

* But Mr. Powers says he was

* sleeping in his dressing room.

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, I'm sure he would

* say that. He's no fool!

*

* -Oldbag

* But he was the only

* one that walked by.

*

* -Oldbag

* He's the killer, you can

* bet your biscuits on it.

*

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AFTER TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING

 

-Oldbag

Isn't it about time for

you to be heading home?

 

-Oldbag

There's nothing to see here.

Move along.

 

-Phoenix

Um, actually, we're here

at Mr. Powers's request.

 

-Oldbag

Hmph! I thought you were

suspicious lookin'!

 

-Oldbag

Show me a "letter of

request."

 

-Oldbag

And maybe I'll just

let you in.

 

-Maya

This lady here thinks

she owns this place,

obviously.

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

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-Will

Hello!

How was the studio?

 

-Will

They all think I did it,

don't they?

 

-Maya

N-no, not at all!

Isn't that right, Nick?

 

-Phoenix

Right, not at all.

At worst, you're a suspect.

 

-Will

*sniff*

 

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***Talk about "Your alibi"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Mr. Powers, you aren't

* hiding anything from

* me, are you?

*

* -Will

* W-what?

* No! I'd never do that!

*

* -Phoenix

* Just now you said that you

* were sleeping in your dressing

* room after lunch.

*

* -Will

* Yes.

* Like a baby.

*

* -Phoenix

* But the security lady

* said she saw you that day.

*

* -Phoenix

* She says she saw you heading

* towards the scene of the

* crime!

*

* -Will

* W-what!? That's not possible!

*

* -Will

* I... I really don't know

* what to say! I was sleeping,

* I promise!

*

* -Phoenix

* Mr. Powers, if you want me

* to help you, you have to

* tell me the truth.

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm new to this lawyer

* business, and I need every

* advantage I can get.

*

* -Will

* I know... I-I'm sorry.

* *sniff*

*

* -Will

* But, I swear to you on my

* momma's grave, I was sleeping.

*

* -Will

* Maybe the security lady

* only thought she saw me?

*

* -Phoenix

* (What did she see...?

* He doesn't seem to be lying.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The security lady"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... about the security

* guard at the main gate

* to the studio...

*

* -Will

* Oh, the security lady?

*

* -Maya

* She's terrible! She called me

* "suspicious lookin'"!

*

* -Will

* Y-yes... actually, she's said

* the same thing to me before.

*

* -Will

* "Take off that mask!" were

* her words, I believe.

*

* -Will

* She sucks up to all the

* bigwigs at the studio...

*

* -Will

* But let her see you stumble

* once and she'll never let

* up on you.

*

* -Maya

* Grr! She's got some nerve!

*

* CONTINUE FOR FIRST TIME ONLY

*

* -Phoenix

* Do you think you ould write

* up a letter formally

* requesting my representation?

*

* -Will

* Of c-course.

*

* Powers's Request added

* to the Court Record.

*

* -Phoenix

* (I just hope this will get

* me past that security lady.)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's Letter******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Thank you for the letter of

* request.

*

* -Will

* Show that to the security

* lady and she should let

* you in.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Powers's Letter******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, look what I have!

*

* -Maya

* Hey!

*

* -Maya

* The Steel Samurai said we'd

* need that to get into the

* studio.

*

* -Phoenix

* You mean Will Powers said

* we'd need it...?

*

* -Maya

* Yes, the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Phoenix

* *sigh*

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Powers's Letter******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Ma'am, have a look at this.

* It's a letter of request

* from Mr. Powers.

*

* -Oldbag

* Hmm...?

*

* -Oldbag

* Yes, yes. I recognize the

* bold, childish scrawl.

*

* Gave Powers's Request

* to the security lady.

*

* -Oldbag

* To think he would entrust

* his fate to youths of such

* unreliable appearance...

*

* -Oldbag

* Really!

*

* -Phoenox

* Really?

*

* -Oldbag

* Anyway,

* you may pass.

*

* -Oldbag

* But only left from here,

* toward the studios!

*

* -Oldbag

* No going to the right.

* That's the Employee Area.

*

* -Oldbag

* "No one allowed inside, pal"

* were my instructions.

*

* -Oldbag

* The good detective told me

* himself.

*

* -Maya

* Hey, hey, Nick.

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh?

*

* -Maya

* There were maps in the

* security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey! Not bad!

*

* -Oldbag

* Those are 50 cents a piece,

* thank you!

*

* -Maya

* Well, time to go, Nick.

*

* -Oldbag

* 50 cents!

*

* Guidemap of Global Studios

* added to the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* What about this?

*

* -Maya

* Sorry, but I don't see how

* that will help us figure

* this out...

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Will

* I-I'm sorry.

*

* -Will

* I'm sure that's very

* important and all.

*

* -Will

* I just don't see what it has

* to do with my problem.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Studio One Entrance

 

-Gumshoe

Hey!

 

-Gumshoe

Aren't you that murderer

from the other day!

 

-Maya

Aah!

It's that confused detective!

 

-Gumshoe

Hey pal, you know Prosecutor

Edgeworth is all upset, and

it's your fault!

 

-Gumshoe

I saw him sipping tea

and staring gloomily out

the window!

 

-Phoenix

Umm... so?

 

-Maya

Hey!

 

-Maya

If he's depressed, it's all

your fault for doing sloppy

detective work!

 

-Gumshoe

!!!

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Maya

Um, Detective?

 

-Phoenix

I think you hurt his feelings.

 

-Maya

Oh no!

I... I'm sorry!

 

-Phoenix

Well, I think his feelings

are easily hurt.

 

-Gumshoe

You're right, pal.

It's all my fault.

 

-Gumshoe

I can blame other people

all I want, but I know

the truth in my heart!

 

-Maya

Hey, hey! Don't take it

so hard! There's always

the next case!

 

-Gumshoe

Yeah, I suppose you're right.

 

-Gumshoe

Hey!

 

-Gumshoe

What exactly are you

two doing here?

 

-Maya

Um, well...

 

-Maya

We're on this case too, pal!

 

-Gumshoe

Huh!? Hey! You can't

just go saying "pal"

like that!

 

-Gumshoe

That's MY endearing

character trait!

 

-Maya

I'd say he's a character

alright...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine WELCOME sign*********************

*

* -Maya

* There's a big welcome

* sign above the path.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Yeah, apparently the studio's

* fallen on tough times.

*

* -Gumshoe

* They've started letting

* people in on days they

* aren't filming.

*

* -Gumshoe

* They make a bit of extra

* money by charging for

* admission.

*

* -Maya

* Huh.

* You sure know a lot about

* this place, Detective.

*

* -Maya

* You know, you could always

* quit being a detective

* and work here?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah! And what perfect

* timing, with the monkey's

* neck broken and all.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Huh? Just what's that

* supposed to mean, pal!?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bench****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm a little bushed.

* Maybe I'll take a short

* rest here.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Hey, good idea, pal!

*

* -Maya

* Detective!

* Aren't you on the case?

*

* -Gumshoe

* W-well, yeah, but...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Hey, us detectives get

* tired of standing around

* too, pal!

*

********************************************

 

***Examine path to the left*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Detective Gumshoe, what's

* down the path to the left?

*

* -Phoenix

* It looks like a tree

* fell down over the path...?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, yeah. That way's kind

* of dangerous. You should

* stay out, pal.

*

* -Gumshoe

* There's nothing down

* there, anyway.

*

* -Gumshoe

* That's where Studio Two

* used to be, they tell me.

*

* -Gumshoe

* They don't use it now, though.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mascot***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The studio mascot.

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess it's a monkey

* of some kind.

*

* -Phoenix

* But what kind of monkey has

* a nose like that?

*

* -Phoenix

* He's holding a sign

* in his hand.

*

* -Phoenix

* [Right: To Studio One

* Left: To Studio Two]

*

* -Maya

* What's up with that

* thing!? It looks

* kind of... busted.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, the wind was pretty

* strong yesterday, and

* the head broke off.

*

* -Gumshoe

* It took that tree down

* with it, too.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine camera***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, there's a

* camera here.

*

* -Gumshoe

* That's the security camera.

* It takes photos of people

* going to the studio.

*

* -Gumshoe

* All you have to do is look

* at the data and you can see

* who went where!

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a number plate

* on the camera... [ST1-307].

*

* -Phoenix

* That must be the

* camera ID number.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine Studio One entrance**************

*

* -Phoenix

* The entrance to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the studio where they

* found Jack Hammer's body.

*

* -Maya

* Let's go in and check

* it out, Nick!

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Hey! It's locked!

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like you need a

* cardkey to get in.

*

* -Phoenx

* It makes sense that they

* would want to keep the

* non-employees out.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Attorney's Badge*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Detective, see this?

* This is my attorney's badge.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Uh huh?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Don'tcha think it's a little

* sad when you have to explain

* what your badge means, pal?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Real men show their P.D.

* badge and that's that!

*

* -Phoenix

* I'll admit the design of

* my badge leaves a lot to

* be desired...

*

* -Maya

* Maybe it should just be

* a big "L" for "Lawyer"?

*

* -Phoenix

* Hmm... I'm not so

* sure about that.

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, Detective.

* Any ideas about this?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Look, I don't got time to

* look at every little trinket

* you got, okay pal?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The investigation"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* So, how is your investigation

* going, Detective?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well, it's... Hey! I can't

* tell you that, pal.

*

* -Maya

* Nick...

*

* -Maya

* Maybe you need to be a little

* more indirect with your

* questions?

*

* -Phoenix

* Right.

* So, Detective, mind if I take

* a look at what you got?

*

* -Gumshoe

* What I got?

*

* -Phoenix

* The autopsy report!

* The latest version, if

* you please...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Hmm... right, right.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Sorry about what happened

* last time, pal.

*

* Autopsy Report added to

* the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The investigation" again*****

*

* -Phoenix

* So, how is your investigation

* going, Detective?

*

* -Gumshoe

* I'm not at liberty to give

* you any more information, pal.

*

* -Gumshoe

* You'll hear all you

* need to know in court!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Oh well, it was

* worth a try.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Reason for arrest"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* Why was Mr. Powers arrested?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Simple, pal!

*

* -Gumshoe

* The murder took place right

* over there in Studio One.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Now, the victim entered

* Studio One at approximately

* 1:00 PM.

*

* -Gumshoe

* At that time, there was no

* one other than the victim

* in the studio.

*

* -Gumshoe

* According to the autopsy report,

* the time of death was 2:30 PM.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Only one person went to the

* studio between 1:00 and 2:30!

*

* -Gumshoe

* And that person was none

* other than Will Powers!

*

* -Gumshoe

* No one else, pal!

*

* -Gumshoe

* If you think I'm lying,

* ask the security lady

* at the main gate.

*

* -Maya

* Nick! If that's true...!

*

* -Maya

* Anyone would think that

* Powers did it with that

* kind of evidence!

*

* -Phoenix

* Thanks for cheering me up...

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Security Lady"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* About the security lady...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, that sweet old lady.

* What a charmer!

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh?

* A-are we talking about

* the same person?

*

* -Gumshoe

* When I showed her my badge

* she gave me a donut and

* some coffee!

*

* -Maya

* Remember what Powers said.

* She's a sucker for authority.

*

* -Gumshoe

* She even gave me a piece

* of valuable evidence!

*

* -Maya

* Whaat!?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Decisive evidence"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* What kind of evidence!?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well, that, er, photo.

*

* -Gumshoe

* The photo of the Steel Samurai

* heading toward the scene

* of the crime!

*

* -Maya

* What!

* Who took that!?

*

* -Gumshoe

* See the camera up

* on that gate, pal?

*

* -Maya

* The gate? You mean the

* one with the welcome sign?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Yeah. Whenever someone walks

* by, that camera automatically

* snaps a photo of them!

*

* -Maya

* Oh no!

*

* -Maya

* Nick, he has evidence!

* We're finished!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Funny, for someone with

* hard proof he doesn't look

* too happy.)

*

* -Gumshoe

* ...

*

********************************************

 

AFTER TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING

 

-Gumshoe

What's wrong, pal?

You seem down.

 

-Phoenix

Don't look so happy

when you say that.

 

-Gumshoe

Oh hoh hoh hoh hoh!

 

-Maya

Umm...

 

-Maya

We'd like to ask the employees

here some questions...

 

-Gumshoe

Sure thing, pal.

 

-Gumshoe

Go wherever you like.

 

-Gumshoe

Of course, you're not going

to find any clues I haven't

already found! Hah hah hah!

 

-Phoenix

(I'm glad someone around

here seems to be enjoying

themselves.)

 

-Maya

Nick, let's go!

 

-Maya

We've got a free pass to

the place. Now's our chance

to check things out!

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

Nick! Look!

 

-Maya

That security lady is in the

guard station stuffing her

face with donuts!

 

-Maya

I guess all cops like

their donuts!

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, and they're soft

enough she doesn't need

teeth to chew them...

 

-Oldbag

Hey, you!

 

-Oldbag

Well? Are you satisfied

Powers is guilty yet?

 

-Phoenix

(Urk!)

 

-Phoenix

(She had to make my life

harder by giving that photo

to Detective Gumshoe...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Talk about "Photographic proof"**********

*

* -Phoenix

* Why didn't you tell

* us about the security

* photo, ma'am?

*

* -Oldbag

* Hmm? Oh, that?

*

* -Oldbag

* I just thought it would be

* more thrilling to talk

* with the detective himself!

*

* -Oldbag

* These things are important,

* you know.

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, just to the left from

* here is the gate with the

* camera that took that photo.

*

* -Oldbag

* It's my job to check the

* photos every day, you see.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Reason for suspicion"********

*

* -Oldbag

* This guard station is in a

* central position.

*

* -Oldbag

* No matter where you go here,

* you pass by my station first!

*

* -Oldbag

* Now poor Hammer, he went to

* the studio just before 1:00.

*

* -Oldbag

* The murder happened right

* around 2:30, see?

*

* -Oldbag

* The only one I seen go through

* here between 1:00 and 2:30

* was Powers himself!

*

* -Oldbag

* The security camera got

* a good look at him too.

*

* -Oldbag

* If he's not the one what

* did it, I don't know who is!

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe... it was you?

*

* -Oldbag

* Gyah hah ha hah!

* Good one, sonny.

*

* -Phoenix

* (She thinks I was joking.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Was the victim, Mr. Hammer,

* a popular actor?

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, he was the biggest

* star in the studio!

*

* -Phoenix

* ("Was"? Past tense?)

*

* -Maya

* Oh yes! He was great as

* the "Bearded Samurai"!

*

* -Oldbag

* That too, yes.

*

* -Oldbag

* He shone the brightest!

* Back in the day.

*

* -Oldbag

* Making a star like him play

* the "Evil Magistrate"...

* It's a disgrace, I tell you!

*

* -Oldbag

* Hammer took it pretty hard,

* and who can blame him?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Automatic camera"************

*

* -Phoenix

* About the security camera...

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh yes, the camera.

*

* -Oldbag

* It's automatic. It can tell

* when someone walks through

* that gate, see?

*

* -Oldbag

* Then it snaps a photo!

*

* -Oldbag

* Apparently, it records the

* time when it takes a picture

* too.

*

* -Oldbag

* But I don't bother myself

* with those details.

*

* -Oldbag

* I just view all the photos

* on the computer over in the

* security guard station.

*

* -Oldbag

* I check 'em every day before

* going home, I do.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Maya

What's going on, Nick!?

 

-Maya

Powers said he was sleeping

in his dressing room!

 

-Maya

But now there's a photo

of him going to the studio!?

 

-Phoenix

Don't look at me!

How should I know?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Talk about "What to do"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* What do you think?

*

* -Maya

* That photo the detective was

* talking about is the problem

* here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, that's hard to say,

* without seeing the actual

* photo ourselves.

*

* -Phoenix

* But if it is Powers in that

* photo, his alibi is shot.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Photographic proof"**********

*

* -Phoenix

* Only one person went to the

* scene of the crime before

* the murder took place.

*

* -Phoenix

* And there's a photograph

* to prove it.

*

* -Maya

* I guess it makes sense

* that that person is the

* killer then.

*

* -Maya

* What do we do, Nick?

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe there was someone else

* who could have gone to the

* scene other than Powers?

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's take a look.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe that security lady

* missed someone?

*

* -Maya

* On thing's for sure, if

* there are any clues, they'll

* be in that studio.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Detention Center

Visitor's Room

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Maya

Apparently they have

Mr. Powers in questioning.

 

-Phoenix

Hmm... right.

 

-Gumshoe

Look pal, that camera takes

a picture automatically

whenever someone walks by.

 

-Gumshoe

And it took a picture

of Will Powers!

 

-Phoenix

I have to ask him

about that photograph!

 

-Maya

Oh well.

Let's try again later.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine security guard*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* This guard monitors

* the visitor's room.

*

* -Phoenix

* He must get pretty bored.

*

* -Phoenix

* I bet he's making funny

* faces at that camera.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Global Studios

Employee Area

 

-Maya

Nick!

 

-Maya

This is where they do all

the behind-the-scenes stuff!

 

-Maya

Hey! Look! There's Powers's

dressing room!

 

-Maya

No one's here this soon

after the murder I guess.

 

-Maya

Let's take a look around!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine dressing room door***************

*

* -Phoenix

* The door to the dressing room.

* It's not locked.

*

* -Maya

* Hey, Nick!

* Let's take a look inside!

*

* -Maya

* Maybe we can find something

* as a souvenir...?

*

* -Phoenix

* What do you mean "find"!?

*

* -Maya

* You never know! There might

* be something like... the

* Samurai Spear!

*

* -Phoenix

* We don't need a spear!

*

* -Phoenix

* (And that's the murder

* weapon for crying out loud!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine sign*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a sign on the

* dressing room door.

*

* -Phoenix

* "Mr. Will Powers"... it must

* be neat to be the star and

* have your own room like this.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine vending machine******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's see... cola, candy,

* chips, gum...

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh. It's so... normal.

*

* -Phoenix

* I was expecting some cool

* theme snacks or something.

* Popcorn, at least!

*

* -Maya

* W-wait! Look!

* "Samurai Soda"!

*

* -Maya

* Nick! Try this!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Ladies first...)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine dressing room window*************

*

* -Phoenix

* A window into the

* dressing room.

*

* -Phoenix

* The glass is frosted,

* so I can't see inside.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine storage room door****************

*

* -Phoenix

* That must be the storage room.

*

* -Phoenix

* That's where they keep

* all the film equipment.

*

* -Maya

* Wow, Nick! You know a lot

* about the industry!

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm, what else would they

* keep in a film studio?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine nearest table********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The remains of yesterday's

* lunch are scattered around.

*

* -Phoenix

* Everyone was probably too

* shocked to clean up.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a t-bone on one of

* the plates, minus the steak.

*

* -Maya

* Mmm! T-bone steak!

* That would have hit the spot.

*

* -Phoenix

* You just had a burger!

*

* -Maya

* Yeah, but I have a second

* stomach just for steaks.

*

* -Phoenix

* (What!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bicycle**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like one of those

* electric-powered bicycles.

*

* -Phoenix

* I dunno about these.

* I mean, what's the point?

*

* -Maya

* It makes it a lot easier

* to go up hills!

*

* -Phoenix

* Don't people cycle to

* get exercise!?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine backdrop*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a half-finished

* backdrop for a stage here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like a castle.

*

* -Phoenix

* Probably "Neo Olde

* Tokyo Castle."

*

********************************************

 

***Examine open grate***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The metal grate on the drain

* here has been taken off.

*

* -Phoenix

* That's a pretty big drain.

* A kid could fit through

* there, I bet.

*

* -Maya

* Yeah, if you snuck in that

* way you wouldn't have to

* pay at the gate!

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, if you want to leave

* that way, be my guest.

*

* -Maya

* Right!

*

* -Maya

* Huh?

* Hey! I'm not a kid!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Global Studios

Dressing Room

 

-Phoenix

(Powers's dressing room...)

 

-Phoenix

(So this is where he

was sleeping?)

 

-Phoenix

(Or at least, this is where

he claims he was sleeping.)

 

-Maya

No one actually saw him

taking a nap here, did they?

 

-Phoenix

Right, and there's a picture

of him near the crime scene.

 

-Phoenix

(I hope he's telling the

truth... for his sake!)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine window***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* It's locked.

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like he doesn't

* open his window much.

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess it is kind of

* dusty outside.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine sofa*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like someone

* was sleeping here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe Powers did take

* a nap here yesterday...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a bunch of snacks on

* the table. They must give

* these to the employees.

*

* -Phoenix

* Some tea and cookies...

*

* -Maya

* Nick...

* I'm hungry!

*

* -Phoenix

* You just had a burger!

*

* -Maya

* Yeah, but I have a separate

* stomach for sweets!

*

* -Phoenix

* (How many stomachs does

* this girl have!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine costumes*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's some regular suits

* in among the costumes here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Those must be his own clothes.

*

* -Maya

* It'd be fun to wear one

* of the costumes...

*

* -Phoenix

* (I'd say you were already

* wearing one, myself.)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mirror***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* They always have mirrors

* like this in dressing rooms.

*

* -Phoenix

* I see my hair is still nice

* and spiky, just how I like it.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cosmetics************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a vast array of

* cosmetics here.

*

* -Maya

* Ooh!

*

* -Maya

* This is the wig he used

* in "Samurai Boogey-Woogey"!

*

* -Maya

* Nick! Try this on!

*

* -Phoenix

* No.

*

* -Phoenix

* And how can you tell the name

* of a show just by looking

* at a wig!?

*

* -Maya

* I, um, kinda like

* samurai movies.

*

* -Phoenix

* ("Kinda"...?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag******************************

*

* -Maya

* Hmm? This must be

* Powers's bag.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, don't open that.

*

* -Maya

* Look!

*

* -Phoenix

* An employee cardkey.

* That must be Powers's.

*

* -Phoenix

* It says "Studio One."

*

* -Maya

* Let's take it, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* Borrow it. You mean borrow.

*

* Cardkey added to

* the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag again************************

*

* -Maya

* I wonder what else is

* inside Powers's bag...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Stop that!

* (My partner, the thief

* in training.)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell me

* about this, ma'am?

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh that! Isn't that

* a studio cardkey?

*

* -Oldbag

* You better watch it!

*

* -Oldbag

* The scene of a murder is

* no place for sightseeing!

*

* -Oldbag

* I'll be taking that!

* Hand it over!

*

* -Phoenix

* W-wait!

* No, that's mine!

*

* -Oldbag

* Look, I don't have a cardkey

* to the studio, see?

*

* -Oldbag

* I want to go pay my respects

* to Jack Hammer where he died.

*

* -Phoenix

* W... well you'll just have

* to wait!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Maya

* Oh, hey!

*

* -Maya

* That's the cardkey to get

* into Studio One where the

* murder took place!

*

* -Maya

* Let's go check it out!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Maya

* Hey, Detective!

* Take a look at this!

*

* -Gumshoe

* Whazzat?

*

* -Phoenix

* Whoa whoa whoa!

*

* -Phoenix

* Don't show him that!

* He'll confiscate it!

*

* -Maya

* Aww...

* I just wanted to show it off.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine Studio One entrance**************

*

* -Phoenix

* The entrance to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the studio where they

* found Jack Hammer's body.

*

* -Maya

* Let's go in and check

* it out, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* I wonder if this cardkey

* we borrowed from the

* dressing room will work...

*

* *beep*

*

* -Phoenix

* It opened!

*

* -Maya

* Alright!

* We're in!

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's way too happy for

* someone visiting a crime

* scene.)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Inside Studio One

 

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October 16

Studio One

 

-Maya

...

 

-Phoenix

What is it?

 

-Maya

...

 

-Phoenix

You're real quiet all

of a sudden.

 

-Maya

Doesn't it give

you the shivers, Nick?

 

-Maya

That white tape!

It's so... so real!

 

-Phoenix

Well, the Evil Magistrate

did die here.

 

-Phoenix

And the Steel Samurai

killed him.

 

-Phoenix

The murder weapon was the

Samurai Spear. Sounds pretty

real to me...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine backdrop*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like a backdrop

* for a stage.

*

* -Phoenix

* This must be used in

* the Steel Samurai show.

*

* -Maya

* Of course! That's the

* mountain, Neo Fujiyama!

*

* -Phoenix

* Doesn't the Steel Samurai take

* place in Olde Tokyo? Can you

* even see Mt. Fuji from there?

*

* -Maya

* Not Olde Tokyo, Nick!

* "Neo" Olde Tokyo!

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh.

* Right.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine white board**********************

*

* -Maya

* What's this?

*

* -Pheonix

* That's for reflecting light.

* They call it a reflecting

* screen or something like that.

*

* -Phoenix

* The assistant holds it

* during filming.

*

* -Maya

* Huh.

*

* -Phoenix

* What? Where's your

* enthusiasm for all

* things entertainment?

*

* -Maya

* Well, lighting is fine, but

* I'd want to be the director.

* Or maybe the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I think she's being

* serious...!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine director's chair*****************

*

* -Maya

* Hey! Look! That's the chair

* the director sits in!

*

* -Maya

* I've always wanted to

* sit in one of these.

*

* -Maya

* Hey Nick, take a

* look at that.

*

* -Maya

* One of those black-and-white

* boards they clap at the start

* of filming!

*

* -Maya

* And look! A megaphone!

* A real live megaphone!

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Ready, Nick?

* Action!

*

* -Phoenix

* (This girl is more

* troubled than I thought...)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine ladder***************************

*

* -Maya

* Look, a ladder!

*

* -Phoenix

* That's a "step"-ladder.

*

* -Maya

* So? What's the difference?

*

* -Maya

* You need to stop judging

* things based on narrow-minded

* cultural assumptions, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* R-right... sorry.

* (This girl is OUT there!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine body outline*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* They outlined where Jack

* Hammer's body lay with tape.

*

* -Phoenix

* His body was found still

* inside the Evil Magistrate

* costume.

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess that's why the head

* part looks like a helmet.

*

* -Phoenix

* Funny, I expected a spear

* stabbing would leave at

* least a few bloodstains.

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess the costume must

* have absorbed most of it...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cameras**************************

*

* -Maya

* Wow, look at that camera!

* That must cost a ton!

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah! So don't touch it!

*

* -Maya

* Whoa! It's heavier

* than I thought...

*

* CONTINUE FOR FIRST TIME ONLY

*

* -???

* Hey! You!

* No touching that!

*

* -Phoenix

* Ah, um, sorry, my partner

* is kind of, y'know...

*

* -Maya

* "Y'know"!? No I don't know!

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... who are you?

*

* -Penny

* Who me? I'm an assistant here.

*

* -Penny

* I help with props and stuff.

* Moving them around, ordering

* new ones, et cetera.

*

* -Maya

* We're lawyers representing

* Mr. Will Powers.

*

* -Penny

* Oh, you're WP's people.

*

* -Maya

* "WP"...? Oh, Will Powers.

* W.P., I get it.

*

* -Penny

* I don't envy you guys one bit!

*

* -Penny

* But... do what you can for

* WP, okay?

*

* -Penny

* He'd never hurt a fly!

* He has to be innocent.

*

* -Maya

* Don't worry, leave it to us!

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, any thoughts about this?

*

* -Penny

* Sorry...

*

* -Penny

* I... don't really want

* to think too much about

* what happened just yet.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The day of the crime"********

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell me anything

* about the day of the murder?

*

* -Penny

* Yes. I was in the studio

* the whole day.

*

* -Penny

* I was the only assistant

* on staff that day, you see.

*

* -Maya

* Only one assistant!?

*

* -Penny

* Yes, well, the studios aren't

* doing so well right now.

*

* -Penny

* And yesterday was only

* rehearsal for our action

* sequences.

*

* -Maya

* I see. Neat!

*

* -Penny

* In the morning we went through

* the action sequences in the

* employee area.

*

* -Penny

* WP and Hammer were there,

* along with everyone else.

*

* -Phoenix

* The employee area--that's

* where Powers's dressing

* room is, right?

*

* -Penny

* Yes, that's the place.

*

* -Penny

* After eating lunch there,

* Mr. Hammer went to Studio One.

*

* -Penny

* Then I saw WP go into

* his dressing room.

*

* -Penny

* But I didn't see either

* of them after that.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Will Powers******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Did you know that Mr. Powers

* was sleeping in his room?

*

* -Penny

* No! I wouldn't go in there

* unless I had some urgent

* message for him...

*

* -Penny

* I mean, it's his private...

* What kind of a girl do

* you think I am!?

*

* -Phoenix

* W-what kind...? No, no, I'm

* sure you're a fine girl.

* Um, sorry.

*

* -Phoenix

* (So much for getting a

* confirmation of Powers's

* alibi.)

*

********************************************

 

AFTER TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING

 

-Maya

What do we do, Nick?

We haven't found anything.

 

-Maya

If WP was the only one

who came to the studio...

 

-Maya

Then he has to be the

killer! They even have

a photograph...

 

-Phoenix

Hmm...

 

-Penny

Umm...

 

-Penny

Sorry... I know

you're busy.

 

-Phoenix

Not really.

 

-Penny

Actually, there's been

something bothering me.

 

-Maya

Ah hah!

 

-Maya

That's what I'm talking about!

A clue! A lead!

 

-Penny

Well, I don't know about that,

but that day, just after noon,

I sensed someone was here...

 

-Phoenix

You "sensed"?

 

-Penny

Yes, several times.

 

-Phoenix

Some other studio employees,

maybe?

 

-Penny

No, I don't think so.

 

-Penny

The only thing we had

scheduled was an action

scene run-through.

 

-Penny

I was the only assistant

here that day.

 

-Penny

I have a feeling it was

someone from... outside.

 

-Phoenix

R-really!?

 

-Maya

But wait, if someone

had come in here...

 

-Maya

Wouldn't that security

lady have noticed them?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, you're right.

 

-Penny

I'm sorry I don't have

any better information

than that.

 

-Maya

No, thanks! That helps

us a lot. Anything helps.

 

-Maya

Let's go put that security

lady on the spot!

 

***Talk about "Sensing someone"*************

*

* -Phoenix

* So you sensed that someone

* other than the regular

* film crew was in the studio?

*

* -Penny

* Yes... I think.

*

* -Phoenix

* ("I think" doesn't cut it

* in a witness testimony.)

*

* -Maya

* Nick!

* What about that security lady!

*

* -Maya

* If someone else came into

* the studio, she must have

* seen them!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Global Studios

Main Gate

 

-Oldbag

What?

You're still here?

 

-Oldbag

Really! You look as though

you've seen a ghost!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Talk about "Assistant's claim"***********

*

* -Oldbag

* What? I saw that suspicious

* look on your face!

*

* -Phoenix

* I wanted to ask you again

* about yesterday...

*

* -Phoenix

* You came here at 1:00 PM,

* correct?

*

* -Phoenix

* And the estimated time of

* Hammer's death was 2:30.

*

* -Phoenix

* Are you sure that Powers

* was the only one to go through

* here between those times?

*

* -Oldbag

* Sure as can be!

*

* -Maya

* But we have a witness who

* thinks there was "someone

* from outside" here that day.

*

* -Oldbag

* What!?

*

* -Maya

* Are you absolutely sure

* you were here watching

* the whole time?

*

* -Oldbag

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Ma'am?

*

* -Oldbag

* Who was it?

*

* -Oldbag

* Who told you that?

* Who dares question ME!?

*

* -Maya

* Eek!

*

* -Oldbag

* Alright you better tell

* me and tell me quick,

* you spiky-haired cretin!

*

* -Oldbag

* Someone's been complaining

* about the work I do, eh!?

*

* -Maya

* Uh... um, we were just

* talking to the assistant

* in Studio One.

*

* -Oldbag

* Her!

* She's not even a

* full-time employee!

*

* -Oldbag

* All you young'uns are like

* that nowadays, running your

* mouths like there was no

*

* -Oldbag

* tomorrow saying this that and

* the other thing. Well when I

* was young let me tell you we

*

* -Oldbag

* knew a thing or two about

* respecting our elders. Back

* then we did and it's a crying

*

* -Oldbag

* shame that you youths

* today just say what you

* please about poor old ladies

*

* -Oldbag

* Graaaaaaaaaaaawr!

*

* -Phoenix

* She left...

*

* -Maya

* Well, Nick?

*

* -Maya

* This is our chance to do

* what we can without her

* looking over our shoulders!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Inside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 16

Studio One

 

-Maya

No one's here.

 

-Maya

I wonder if the security lady

got mad at that assistant?

 

-Phoenix

Hmm. That's definitely

a possibility.

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

 

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***Examine computer*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The computer that runs the

* studio security cameras.

*

* -Maya

* Nick!

*

* -Maya

* Maybe we can see that photo

* of Powers with this computer!

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah, maybe.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Should I try the computer?)

*

* ***Try it***********************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Okay.

* * Let's give it a try.

* *

* * -Maya

* * You know how to work

* * these things, Nick?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Looks like I just have

* * to enter in a few numbers.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Let's see... first, I need

* * the date of the murder.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (It looks like the camera

* * turned on at 1:00 PM that

* * day...)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (1:00... That was when the

* * security lady arrived at

* * the guard station.)

* *

* * [Please enter the number of

* * the security camera.]

* *

* * ***ST1-703**********************************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * There!

* * * Entered!

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Nothing happened.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Huh?

* * * Maybe I got the number wrong.

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * *sigh*

* * * Maybe we should go look

* * * at that camera again?

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* * ***ST1-307**********************************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * There!

* * * Entered!

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Hey! It printed out

* * * the data for that day!

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Let's see what we got...

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Huh?

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * How is this a picture

* * * of Will Powers?

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Well, he is the one who

* * * always wears that suit...

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * I guess that's why the

* * * security lady thought

* * * it was him.

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * I don't imagine the detective

* * * was very happy with this

* * * photo as evidence.

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Hmm?

* * * Something's printed

* * * on the back.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Huh?

* * * [Oct 15, 2:00 PM, Photo #2]

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * What does that mean?

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Maybe there's more photo

* * * data from that day?

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Nope--that's the only

* * * one in the computer.

* * *

* * * Powers's{?} Photo added

* * * to the Court Record.

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* * ***ST1-370**********************************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * There!

* * * Entered!

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * ...

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Nothing happened.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Huh?

* * * Maybe I got the number wrong.

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * *sigh*

* * * Maybe we should go look

* * * at that camera again?

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***Leave it alone***************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Hmm... I'd better not fool

* * around with this, or that

* * security lady will get me.)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Maybe next time.)

* *

* * -Maya

* * What? You're not going

* * to look at it?

* *

* * -Maya

* * Bo-ring!

* *

* ********************************************

*

********************************************

 

AFTER OBTAINING PHOTO

 

-Maya

Hey, hey, Nick!

 

-Maya

Can't we use this photo

as evidence for the trial?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah.

 

-Maya

We'll put that security

lady in her place with this!

 

-Phoenix

Right, we'll put her in her

place...

 

-Maya

Hey, that's what I said!

Anyway...

 

-Maya

Let's show her this photo

and see what she says!

 

-Phoenix

Wait. Let's not.

 

-Maya

Why not?

 

-Phoenix

It's never a good idea to

reveal your hand to the

enemy too soon.

 

-Maya

Nick! You're craftier than

I gave you credit for.

 

-Maya

Why, you could be the next...

Evil Magistrate!

 

-Phoenix

Hey! Why do I have

to be the villain.

 

-Maya

Relax, it was just a joke!

So, are we done for today?

 

-Phoenix

I think this photo is

what we needed for the

trial.

 

-Phoenix

Still, it'd be better if we

had some idea who the real

killer was!

 

-Phoenix

Maybe it really is

that security lady...?

 

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                                TO BE CONTINUED

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|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|DAY 2 - TRIAL                |

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

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October 18, 10:00 AM

District Court

Courtroom No. 4

 

-Judge

The court is now in

session for the trial

of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

The defense is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Judge

Very well. Mr. Edgeworth, your

opening statement, please.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution will show the

court that at 2:30 PM

on October 15, the defendant,

 

-Edgeworth

Mr. Will Powers, killed

fellow actor Jack Hammer at

Studio One of Global Studios.

 

-Edgeworth

It is impossible for anyone

else to have committed this

heinous crime.

 

-Edgeworth

The evidence presented

during the trial will all

point to this fact.

 

-Judge

Hmm. I see.

 

-Judge

Very well, I would like to

move on to your testimony.

 

-Judge

Mr. Edgeworth, the prosecution

may call its first witness.

 

-Edgeworth

First, I would like to call

a familiar face, Detective

Gumshoe, to the stand.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

Detective, if you would

briefly describe this case

to the court?

 

-Gumshoe

Yes sir!

I'll explain with the

guidemap here.

 

RETURN HERE FROM BELOW

 

-Gumshoe

To understand this case, it's

important to grasp the layout

of the studios, see?

 

-Gumshoe

This here is the Employee

Area.

 

-Gumshoe

The actors did a run-through

of their action scenes during

the morning here.

 

-Gumshoe

This is the main gate to the

studios.

 

-Gumshoe

The security lady that works

at the studios was here at

1:00 PM on that day.

 

-Gumshoe

Past the security station

there is a gate, see?

 

-Gumshoe

Past that are the studios.

 

-Gumshoe

And here it is...

Studio One.

 

-Gumshoe

This is the scene of the

murder, where the body

was found!

 

-Gumshoe

Now, on the day of the

murder, October 15, there

were only three people here.

 

Gumshoe

The victim, Jack Hammer,

 

-Gumshoe

the defendant, Will Powers,

 

-Gumshoe

and a young woman, the

production assistant.

 

-Gumshoe

All the production staff

were in the Employee Area

until noon.

 

-Gumshoe

Then after lunch, the victim,

Jack Hammer, went to

Studio One.

 

-Gumshoe

Right after that, at 1:00 PM,

the security lady got to the

guard station.

 

-Gumshoe

Now, jump ahead to later

that day... 5:00 PM.

 

-Gumshoe

The production staff came

to Studio One to perform a

rehearsal.

 

-Gumshoe

Needless to say, the rehearsal

was cancelled...

 

-Gumshoe

The time of death was

2:30 PM.

 

-Gumshoe

The "Samurai Spear" found

lodged in the victim's chest

was the murder weapon.

 

-Gumshoe

That's the case, in brief.

 

-Gumshoe

Anyone like to hear

that again?

 

-Phoenix

(Hmm... should I listen to

that whole thing again...?)

 

***Skip it**********************************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***Listen again*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm sorry, could you describe

* that one more time?

*

* -Gumshoe

* I shoulda known it would

* be you, pal!

*

* -Gumshoe

* Fine. Once more for the

* mentally-challenged lawyer.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Yeah, yeah. Live it up

* while you can, Gumshoe.)

*

* RETURN TO RETURN POINT (LABELED ABOVE)

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

(I think I can probably

remember that...)

 

-Judge

So the murder weapon

was a "spear"?

 

-Judge

How... medieval!

 

Samurai Spear added

to the Court Record.

 

-Edgeworth

Your Honor.

 

-Edgeworth

This case is quite simple

if you ask one question:

 

-Edgeworth

And that question is:

 

-Edgeworth

"What did the security lady

at the guard station see?"

 

-Judge

Understood.

 

-Edgeworth

Let's call this security

officer to the stand!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

Will the witness declare

her name?

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

Hmm?

 

-Oldbag

My, aren't you

a handsome fellow!

 

-Oldbag

I'm afraid I'm a bit

flustered!

 

-Edgeworth

Y-your name, please!

 

-Oldbag

Oh, dearie! No need for

you to be embarrassed!

Just call me "grandma."

 

-Edgeworth

YOUR NAME, PLEASE!

 

-Phoenix

(Seems Edgeworth has a bit of

trouble getting his witnesses

to say their names...)

 

-Oldbag

Wendy Oldbag, dearie.

 

-Oldbag

So just call me "grandma."

It's practically my name!

 

-Oldbag

So even when I was young I

was an Oldbag, but not really

that was just my name dearie.

 

-Oldbag

Still how the other children

would make fun of me and just

because of my name can you

 

-Oldbag

believe it? But there was this

boy, the captain of the chess

club in junior high, and when

 

-Oldbag

he called me an old bag well

I just cried and cried because

I had a crush on him you see--

 

-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

O-objection! I... object to

the witness's talkativeness.

 

-Judge

Objection sustained!

 

-Judge

The witness will refrain

from rambling on the stand.

 

-Oldbag

I was just getting to

the good part, dearie!

 

-Edgeworth

Perhaps we can get to the

testimony?

 

-Judge

Now, the witness was stationed

at the main gate on the day

of the murder, correct?

 

-Oldbag

Yessey I was.

 

-Judge

And to get to the scene of

the murder, someone would

have to pass by you?

 

-Oldbag

You know your stuff, dearie!

 

-Judge

...

 

-Judge

You may begin your testimony.

 

-Phoenix

(She sure is one hell of

an Oldbag...)

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- Witness's Account --

 

(1)

-Oldbag

On the day of the murder,

I arrived at the guard

station at 1:00 PM.

 

(2)

-Oldbag

Poor old Hammer and the rest

had been doing a run-through

there since the morning.

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I, well, I had some errands

to run that morning.

 

(4)

-Oldbag

Anyway, it was 1:00 when

I got to the guard station.

 

(5)

-Oldbag

I was at the main gate

from then until 5:00!

 

(6)

-Oldbag

Now, the murder happened

at 2:30 PM, right?

 

(7)

-Oldbag

Interesting to me, because a

certain man walked right by

me at 2:00 PM.

 

(8)

-Oldbag

It was Powers!

That man right there, and he

was heading toward the studio!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

You saw the defendant, then?

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Very well. Let's begin the

cross-examination. Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

Yes, Your Honor.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

-- Witness's Account --

 

(1)

-Oldbag

On the day of the murder,

I arrived at the guard

station at 1:00 PM.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So up until that time,

   anyone who wanted to

   could go into the studio?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, there wasn't a security

   guard at the gate, no.

 

   -Oldbag

   But the main gate

   was locked, dearie.

 

   -Oldbag

   You'd need an employee

   cardkey to get in.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Right... the cardkey

   that I have.)

 

   -Phoenix

   (So, what she's saying is

   no one who wasn't supposed

   to be there could get in.)

 

   -Edgeworth

   Was there anyone at the

   studios when you arrived

   at the guard station?

 

(2)

-Oldbag

Poor old Hammer and the rest

had been doing a run-through

there since the morning.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   A "run-through"...?

 

   -Oldbag

   They were working out a scene

   between the Steel Samurai

   and the Evil Magistrate.

 

   -Oldbag

   They got the basics figured

   out by noon, and were to use

   the afternoon for practice.

 

   -Oldbag

   Rehearsal was supposed

   to start at 5:00.

 

   -Oldbag

   That's why poor old Hammer

   went to Studio One in the

   afternoon.

 

   -Phoenix

   (So Powers was in his dressing

   room sleeping... when he was

   supposed to be practicing!)

 

   -Phoenix

   (Talk about a laid-back

   hero...)

 

   -Edgeworth

   If there was a run-through in

   the morning, why did you

   only get there after noon?

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I, well, I had some errands

to run that morning.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What kind of "errands"?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, well, you know.

 

   -Phoenix

   Answer the question!

 

   -Oldbag

   Actually... I was watching

   poor Hammer and Powers.

   Observing, you know?

 

   -Phoenix

   O-observing?

   Weren't you supposed to

   be at the guard station?

 

   -Oldbag

   Whippersnapper! I told you

   I locked the gate, didn't I?

   I did my job!

 

   -Phoenix

   (I'm not sure your boss

   would see it that way...)

 

   -Oldbag

   Anyway!

 

   -Oldbag

   I always watch Hammer's

   run-throughts. Always!

 

   -Oldbag

   Never missed one

   in all my years.

 

   -Maya

   Wow! I want to see a Steel

   Samurai run-through too!

 

   -Phoenix

   You could quit being a spirit

   medium and take up guard duty.

 

   -Maya

   Not a bad idea...

 

(4)

-Oldbag

Anyway, it was 1:00 when

I got to the guard station.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Did you see the victim then?

 

   -Oldbag

   Did I see poor old Hammer?

   Nope.

 

   -Oldbag

   He'd already gone to the

   studio before I got back

   to the guard station.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Tell us what happened next.

 

(5)

-Oldbag

I was at the main gate

from then until 5:00!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So you were watching there

   the WHOLE time? No breaks?

   Not even a second?

 

   -Oldbag

   O-of course!

   I am a professional, you know!

 

   -Oldbag

   Our are you criticizing how

   I do my job!? Whippersnapper!

 

   -Phoenix

   No, it's just, after seeing

   you eating those donuts in

   the guard station yesterday...

 

   -Oldbag

   I can watch the gate and eat

   donuts at the same time!

 

   -Oldbag

   Snipperwhapper!

 

   -Maya

   "Snipperwhapper"...?

 

   -Maya

   Old windbag is losing

   it, Nick.

 

   -Phoenix

   Why don't you raise an

   objection?

 

   -Judge

   So, the witness was on duty

   through the afternoon,

   the whole time. Very well.

 

   -Judge

   What did you see?

 

(6)

-Oldbag

Now, the murder happened

at 2:30 PM, right?

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   How did you know that?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh hoh hoh. I have my ways!

   That over-dressed young

   detective told me.

 

   -Oldbag

   I fed him some donuts and

   he talked and talked...

 

   -Oldbag

   If you ask me, that detective

   isn't cut out for his job.

 

   -Edgeworth

   ...

 

   -Phoenix

   (Poor Detective Gumshoe,

   getting chewed out by a

   security guard...)

 

(7)

-Oldbag

Interesting to me, because a

certain man walked right by

me at 2:00 PM.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   2:00? You're sure?

 

   -Oldbag

   Sure as spit!

 

   -Judge

   Well, who was the man!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Really, you should try not to

   get so excited at your age.

   You might strain something.

 

   -Judge

   ...

 

   -Oldbag

   Now, now, don't get your

   skivvies all in a bunch.

   I'll tell you who it was!

 

(8)

-Oldbag

It was Powers!

That man right there, and he

was heading toward the studio!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So you saw Mr. Powers?

 

   -Oldbag

   That's what I said!

   Got wax in your ears, sonny?

 

   -Maya

   Nick, this is your chance!

 

   -Phoenix

   Yeah, time to pull out

   the secret weapon...

 

   -Oldbag

   I'll say it again!

   It was him!

 

-Maya

Nick...

 

-Maya

Doesn't she seem like she's

enjoying this a little too

much?

 

-Phoenix

Windbags love gossiping about

other people's misfortunes.

 

-Maya

Ugh. Can't she get her

kicks somewhere else?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

Let me get this straight,

old bag! Er, Ms. Oldbag!

 

-Phoenix

You've been saying since

yesterday that you "saw

Mr. Powers," correct?

 

-Phoenix

But you're talking about

the man in this photo,

aren't you!

 

-Judge

J-just a moment,

Mr. Wright.

 

-Judge

Let me see that photo!

 

-Judge

...

 

-Judge

What is this, exactly?

 

-Phoenix

None other than the Steel

Samurai, defender of

Neo Olde Tokyo.

 

-Phoenix

Ms. Oldbag!

 

-Phoenix

Is this the "Mr. Powers"

that you saw!?

 

-Oldbag

Of course! Didn't your momma

teach you any sense, sonny?

 

-Oldbag

Anyone can plainly see

that's Powers! Right?

 

-Edgeworth

Um, yeah.

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Edgeworth

Umm... well.

I wonder?

 

-Phoenix

True, Mr. Powers does play

the role of the Steel Samurai!

 

-Phoenix

But that doesn't mean Mr.

Powers IS the Steel Samurai!

 

-Oldbag

...!

 

-Oldbag

I... I know that!

I wasn't born yesterday!

 

-Judge

No one in this court is

accusing you of that,

Ms... er, witness.

 

-Phoenix

(He's having trouble calling

her "Oldbag" apparently...)

 

-Judge

However, you do not have proof

that the person in this photo

is Mr. Will Powers, do you?

 

-Oldbag

Humph!

Nosy old man!

 

-Oldbag

Of course I have proof!

 

-Phoenix

What!?

 

-Edgeworth

Huh!?

 

-Phoenix

(Even Edgeworth is

surprised!?)

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution would like

to ask the old... the witness.

 

-Edgeworth

Please make known all the

information in your

possession ahead of time!

 

-Oldbag

How was I to know everyone

would be so nosy! You should

be ashamed, all of you!

 

-Oldbag

Anyway, I showed that photo

to the young detective.

 

-Oldbag

He told me "this isn't any

good as evidence, pal."

 

-Oldbag

He didn't even give it

a second look!

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Phoenix

(Wow, old windbag has left

even Edgeworth speechless.

She's good!)

 

-Judge

Let's hear about your

proof, then.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

WITNESS TESTIMONY

--The Man in the Photo--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

I never say anything

I don't mean, mind you!

 

(2)

-Oldbag

That morning, during the

run-through of the action

scene...

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I saw Powers trip and fall!

 

(4)

-Oldbag

He broke one of the props,

it was a big mess.

 

(5)

-Oldbag

Apparently, he sprained

his ankle pretty bad.

 

-Oldbag

Now, look at that picture!

 

(6)

-Oldbag

You can see he's dragging

his leg! See? Clear as day!

 

(7)

-Oldbag

That's how I knew it

was Powers. Happy?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm. So he had sprained

his ankle...?

 

-Judge

Very well. Mr. Wright, you

may cross-examine the witness.

 

-Phoenix

(She's got to be hiding

something... I'll press

her until she squeals.)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

--The Man in the Photo--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

I never say anything

I don't mean, mind you!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Umm...

 

   -Oldbag

   Whippersnapper!

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hey, I haven't said

   anything yet!)

 

   -Oldbag

   I'll have you know I'm not

   pointing fingers at anyone

   behind their backs!

 

   -Oldbag

   Everything I've said is on

   the straight and narrow!

   The up and up!

 

   -Oldbag

   Youth today! Always whining

   about each other, pointing

   fingers this way and that!

 

   -Oldbag

   It's enough to make an old

   lady want to cry...

 

   -Edgeworth

   Mr. Wright!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Please, for all our sakes,

   try not to upset the witness!

 

   -Phoenix

   (I think Edgeworth has

   met his match...)

 

(2)

-Oldbag

That morning, during the

run-through of the action

scene...

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Who was present at

   the run-through?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, let's see...

   There was Powers, he's

   the Steel Samurai...

 

   -Oldbag

   Then poor old Hammer,

   the Evil Magistrate.

 

   -Oldbag

   And... me.

 

   -Judge

   And what exactly were you

   doing?

 

   -Oldbag

   Observing! Just... observing.

 

   -Phoenix

   What about the assistant?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, she was off moving

   backdrops around and such.

 

   -Phoenix

   (So she didn't see the

   run-through, then...)

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I saw Powers trip and fall!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   "Trip and fall"...?

 

   -Oldbag

   Yes! And to think, he's

   supposed to be the Steel

   Samurai! What a laugh!

 

   -Oldbag

   So Powers sprained

   his ankle.

 

   -Oldbag

   I helped make it better

   for him, of course.

 

   -Judge

   You... helped make it better?

 

   -Oldbag

   I kissed it where it hurt.

 

   -Judge

   L-let's just skip over

   that part, shall we?

 

   -Phoenix

   Where was the assistant then?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, her? She was cleaning

   up backdrops, I think.

 

   -Oldbag

   She didn't know about

   Powers's ankle.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm...)

 

   -Edgeworth

   You may continue your

   testimony.

 

(4)

-Oldbag

He broke one of the props,

it was a big mess.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   He broke a prop?

 

   -Oldbag

   Sure did!

   His own Samurai Spear.

 

   -Phoenix

   (His Samurai Spear...

   the murder weapon!?)

 

   -Oldbag

   Luckily I was there with

   my duct tape to fix it.

 

   -Phoenix

   (This strikes me as a

   significant detail...)

 

   CONTINUE FOR FIRST TIME ONLY

 

   -Phoenix

   (I'd better write this

   down in the Court Record.)

 

   Samurai Spear updated

   in the Court Record.

 

(5)

-Oldbag

Apparently, he sprained

his ankle pretty bad.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Was Mr. Power's ankle

   badly sprained?

 

   -Oldbag

   Not so bad that he

   couldn't walk around.

 

   -Oldbag

   He went to his dressing

   room to rest up after

   lunch.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Thus the nap...)

 

   -Oldbag

   Anyway, I saw him dragging

   his foot when he walked.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Dragging his foot... okay.)

 

(6)

-Oldbag

You can see he's dragging

his leg! See? Clear as day!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Are you absolutely sure?

   (Let's take a look at

   that picture again...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm... so he was walking

   strangely because he was

   injured...)

 

   -Judge

   Hmm. It does look like

   he was dragging his foot.

 

   -Oldbag

   See! And you didn't trust

   me! Whippersnapper!

 

(7)

-Oldbag

That's how I knew it

was Powers. Happy?

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Still, you can't look at

   this and say it's Mr. Powers!

 

   -Edgeworth

   *OBJECTION!*

 

   -Edgeworth

   Yes, but only Mr. Powers

   would have been dragging

   his leg!

 

   -Judge

   He has a point. It does seem

   quite likely that it was

   Powers.

 

   -Phoenix

   (There's got to be more to

   this. I'd better keep

   pressing her.)

 

-Maya

Well, Nick? Find any

glaring contradictions?

 

-Phoenix

Well, she seems pretty

sure that was Powers in

that photo...

 

-Phoenix

I guess I'll just press

her and see if I can

shake her conviction...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

AFTER PRESSING FOR A WHILE

 

-Edgeworth

I think we've heard enough!

 

-Edgeworth

Haven't we, Your Honor?

 

-Judge

Well, there is one thing

that bothers me.

 

-Edgeworth

Which is?

 

-Judge

Where is this "Steel Samurai"

costume now?

 

-Edgeworth

Umm... hmm.

 

-Edgeworth

Actually, well...

We couldn't find it.

 

-Edgeworth

We're looking, though.

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Edgeworth

Anyway, that's not important!

 

-Edgeworth

The witness did see

the Steel Samurai, yes.

 

-Edgeworth

And it is clear that the

person in the Steel Samurai

suit was Mr. Will Powers!

 

-Judge

Hmm... I suppose that's right.

 

-Phoenix

(Are you sure you're

sure, Your Honor?)

 

***Object***********************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Hold it right there!

*

* -Phoenix

* We keep talking possibilities,

* but we have to agree that this

* photo shows the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* Nowhere in this photo can

* we see Mr. Will Powers!

*

* -Judge

* Hmm...

*

* -Judge

* The defense has a point.

*

* -Judge

* I also wonder if someone else

* not caught on camera could

* have killed Mr. Hammer.

*

* -Judge

* We have to consider that

* possibility, also.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Then allow me to remove

* that doubt from your mind,

* Your Honor...

*

********************************************

 

***Wait and see what happens****************

*

* -Phoenix

* (I think I'll wait and

* see where this goes.)

*

* -Judge

* I suppose, since there weren't

* any additional crew members

* at the studios that day...

*

* -Judge

* It's quite likely that it

* was the defendant inside

* that costume.

*

* -Judge

* I see no problem with

* this evidence.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Most perceptive, Your Honor!

*

* -Phoenix

* (He still doesn't seem

* that convinced to me...

* I hope.)

*

********************************************

 

-Edgeworth

Will the witness continue

her testimony, please?

 

-Oldbag

No need to ask twice!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- Witness's Account, cont.--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

The time of poor Hammer's

death was 2:30 PM, true?

 

(2)

-Oldbag

The only person I saw go

to the studio before then

was Will Powers!

 

(3)

-Oldbag

No one else went there!

 

(4)

-Oldbag

If they had, I would have

seen them!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

So, if no one else went

to the studio...

 

-Judge

Then it would have to be this

"Steel Samurai" who did it.

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright, you may cross-

examine the witness.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

-- Witness's Account, cont.--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

The time of poor Hammer's

death was 2:30 PM, true?

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   How do you know that?

 

   -Oldbag

   Eh? Didn't I just

   explain?

 

   -Oldbag

   I gave donuts to the

   young detective.

 

   -Oldbag

   And the, after some rubbish

   about it being a "secret, pal"

   he told me everything.

 

   -Phoenix

   (I see Detective Gumshoe

   shares his fellow officer's

   fondness for donuts.)

 

(2)

-Oldbag

The only person I saw go

to the studio before then

was Will Powers!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Are you absolutely sure!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, quite, quite, sonny.

   Nobody suspicious lookin'

   passed by at all.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Nobody suspicious lookin'...

   Right.)

 

(3)

-Oldbag

No one else went there!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What about before you

   got to the guard station?

 

   -Oldbag

   You mean before 1:00?

 

   -Oldbag

   Why, everyone was in the

   Employee Area before then.

 

   -Oldbag

   And I locked the main gate

   so no one could get in.

 

   -Oldbag

   Not to mention...

 

(4)

-Oldbag

If they had, I would have

seen them!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Are you sure!?

 

   -Edgeworth

   *OBJECTION!*

 

   -Edgeworth

   The witness has answered

   the question!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Anyone going into the studio

   had to pass by the witness!

 

   -Oldbag

   That's right, sonny!

 

   -Oldbag

   You let 'em have

   it, Edgey-boy!

 

   -Phoenix

   (E-Edgey-boy...?)

 

   -Edgeworth

   ...

 

-Maya

Old windbag sure has

balls! Or... well, you

know what I mean.

 

-Phoenix

Old windbags have a way of

skipping over important

details, after all...

 

-Phoenix

Or, for that matter,

entirely forgetting them.

 

-Maya

How convenient.

 

-Phoenix

(Something for you to

look forward to, perhaps?)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

Hold on!

 

-Phoenix

Look at this photograph

one more time.

 

-Phoenix

This photo was taken by

the camera at the gate

for the studios, correct?

 

-Oldbag

Yesiree, sonny.

 

-Phoenix

So, whenever anyone passes

by here, it automatically

takes a picture?

 

-Oldbag

And here I thought you didn't

know your head from a hole

in the ground.

 

-Phoenix

Right...

Anyway!

 

-Phoenix

It's also true that the

computer in the guard station

records all security cam data.

 

-Oldbag

Ooh! You know, if you wanted

to work at the studio, we

might have an opening.

 

-Phoenix

That very computer printed

out this photo.

 

-Phoenix

Note that on the back of the

photo are printed the words:

[Oct 15, 2:00 PM, Photo #2]

 

-Oldbag

Even I know that means it was

taken at 2:00 PM on October

the 15th! Really, sonny!

 

-Phoenix

Actually, I knew that too.

 

-Phoenix

The issure here is the bit

at the end where it says:

"Photo #2"...

 

-Oldbag

"Photo #2"...?

 

-Phoenix

The computer only held

data for one photo on

that day.

 

-Phoenix

Don't you think that's odd?

 

-Phoenix

Shouldn't this photo be

"Photo #1" if it really

was the ONLY photo!?

 

-Judge

Order! Order!

 

-Judge

Please tell the court what

you mean by this, Mr. Wright!

 

-Phoenix

Actually, that's what I

want to ask the witness.

 

-Phoenix

This evidence shows that

not one, but two people

went to the studio that day.

 

-Phoenix

Yet there is only

data for one of the photos!

 

-Phoenix

Who could have erased

the data for the other

photo?

 

-Phoenix

Only someone with access...

the security lady herself!

 

-Oldbag

Eh!?

 

-Oldbag

You watch your mouth,

whippersnapper!

 

-Oldbag

The only person I saw that

day was Will Powers!

 

-Phoenix

But the camera on the gate

fired twice! That means

two people went by!

 

-Oldbag

Umm... well, yes... that's

what it would seem to mean...

 

-Judge

Can the witness explain

this to the court?

 

-Oldbag

Umm... ahem.

I-I don't understand these

new-fangled computer things...

 

-Oldbag

Umm... E-Edgey-boy!

Help!

 

-Edgeworth

Huh!?

 

-Edgeworth

B-believe me, I want to,

but I don't know what

this means either.

 

-Oldbag

Humph!

Some help you are!

You're a whippersnapper too!

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

Whippersnapper...?

 

-Judge

Something the matter,

Ms. Oldbag?

 

-Oldbag

Ah!

That's right!

 

-Oldbag

I...

I just remembered something!

 

-Judge

Let me guess...

 

-Judge

Someone else passed by

the gate... someone other

than the Steel Samurai?

 

-Oldbag

Er... well, yes, I suppose

you could put it that way.

 

-Judge

*sigh*

I see.

 

-Judge

Your testimony, please.

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

--The Other Person--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

Every day, after I finish

my guard duties, I have one

other important job to do.

 

(2)

-Oldbag

I go through the photos

recorded on the security

computer and check them.

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I throw out any photos

that aren't suspicious

lookin', you see.

 

(4)

-Oldbag

Come to think of it, now

I remember throwing out

one photo that day!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

M-Ms. Oldbag!

This is the first I've

heard of this!

 

-Oldbag

Well, of course, sonny!

I've only just remembered it.

 

-Judge

Right... anyway,

Mr. Wright, please begin

the cross-examination.

 

-Maya

Well, I'd say this was a turn

for the unexpected, but I

kind of expected this...

 

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CROSS EXAMINATION

--The Other Person--

 

(1)

-Oldbag

Every day, after I finish

my guard duties, I have one

other important job to do.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Another "job"?

 

   -Oldbag

   T-that's right. I check all

   the people that passed by

   the main gate that day.

 

   -Oldbag

   I look closely at every one

   of the photos that security

   camera takes.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Do you backup all of the

   security camera data?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, they keep telling

   me too, yes.

 

   -Oldbag

   But those computers are

   just so frustrating.

 

(2)

-Oldbag

I go through the photos

recorded on the security

computer and check them.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   How many photos are there,

   usually?

 

   -Oldbag

   On a day when we're open to

   the public, we get more than

   500 people.

 

   -Oldbag

   But on filming days

   or rehearsal days... well,

   we don't have much money.

 

   -Oldbag

   We never get mroe than

   50, and that's a big day.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Do you backup all of the

   security camera data?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, they keep telling

   me too, yes.

 

   -Oldbag

   But those computers are

   just so frustrating.

 

(3)

-Oldbag

I throw out any photos

that aren't suspicious

lookin', you see.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   How exactly do you determine

   what isn't "suspicious

   lookin'"?

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, you can tell by looking

   at their faces. For the

   most part.

 

   -Phoenix

   F-for the most part?

 

   -Phoenix

   This is a murder trial,

   Ms. Oldbag!

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, I didn't touch that

   suspicious lookin'

   Will Powers's photo, did I?

 

   -Phoenix

   (I think she's missing

   the point.)

 

(4)

-Oldbag

Come to think of it, now

I remember throwing out

one photo that day!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Well, who in the heck was

   in that photo you erased!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Humph.

   A fanboy.

 

   -Phoenix

   F-fanboy?

 

   -Oldbag

   Steel Samurai fanboys.

   Real freaks, if you ask me.

 

   -Oldbag

   They get information about

   the rehearsals from gosh-

   knows-where.

 

   -Oldbag

   They're always hanging about.

   One was there that day.

 

   END CROSS-EXAMINATION

 

-Maya

"Come to think of it"?

Couldn't she think of that

a little earlier!?

 

-Phoenix

Classic old windbag

maneuver, Maya.

 

-Maya

Hmm...

 

-Maya

Might be a useful tactic

to remember for use in my

future career as a windbag.

 

-Phoenix

(Let's find out more about

this "erased" photo.)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

W-wait a second!

Didn't you just say no one

else could get in!?

 

-Phoenix

"I locked the main gate

so no one could get in"...

Those were your words!

 

-Oldbag

Well!

 

-Oldbag

If you must know, there's

a drain that goes into the

Employee Area.

 

-Oldbag

The grate has been loose

for a while.

 

-Oldbag

It leads outside, and well,

that's where they come in.

 

-Phoenix

They come in through

the drain?

 

-Oldbag

I told you they were freaks.

 

-Oldbag

Oh, and...

 

-Phoenix

And...?

 

-Oldbag

They're kids.

Children.

Whippersnappers.

 

-Phoenix

K-kids!?

 

-Phoenix

So, on the photo that

you erased...?

 

-Oldbag

It was a boy.

Probably 2nd or 3rd grade.

 

-Phoenix

Whaaaaaaaaaaaat!?

 

-Judge

O-order! Order!

 

-Judge

Let me get this straight.

 

-Judge

You saw two people pass

by the gate on their way

to the studios that day?

 

-Judge

One was the Steel Samurai,

dragging his leg.

 

-Judge

The other was a boy who

looked to be in about

2nd or 3rd grade?

 

-Oldbag

Oh yes, well we see his

type there every day.

 

-Oldbag

Can't stop 'em.

Can't catch 'em.

 

-Edgeworth

A boy in 2nd or 3rd grade?

Hmm...

 

-Edgeworth

I assume it would be hard, if

not impossible for a young boy

to wield the Samurai Spear?

 

-Judge

Impossible, I'd think.

It's quite heavy.

 

-Oldbag

Right! As I said, I didn't

pay him much mind.

 

-Oldbag

That's why I erased the data.

 

-Maya

Um, Nick?

What's going on?

 

-Maya

I mean, the boy was there,

that makes him a suspect!

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, and they're already

trying to "un-suspect" him.

 

-Judge

I'd like to take a five minute

recess.

 

-Judge

I want the defense and the

prosecution to consider

this new information...

 

-Judge

And no forgetting vital

information this time!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18, 11:08 AM

District Court

Defendant Lobby No. 3

 

-Phoenix

Mr. WP?

 

-Wll

Y-yes?

 

-Phoenix

Tell me straight: were you

really in your dressing room?

You didn't go to the studio?

 

-Will

I-I didn't go to the studio!

I was s-sleeping, honest.

 

-Maya

So who was the "Steel

Samurai" in that security

photo?

 

-Will

How should I know?

 

-Will

The Steel Samurai costume

was off in the corner of

the dressing room.

 

-Will

Anyone could have walked

in and taken it, really.

 

-Maya

What!?

You should take better

care of that stuff!

 

-Will

I couldn't imagine anyone

would wnat to steal a

Steel Samurai costume!

 

-Will

So... where does this

leave me?

 

-Phoenix

It doesn't look good...

 

-Will

*sniff*

 

-Phoenix

You're the only likely

suspect, right now.

 

-Maya

Nick!

 

-Maya

W-what are we going to do!?

 

-Phoenix

First, we play for more time.

 

-Phoenix

We'll start targeting someone

else that could conceivably

have done this!

 

-Maya

Right!

 

-Maya

And it'll take them so long

to shoot us down that we

can get another day!

 

-Phoenix

Right... but if we pick

the wrong person, we

might lose on the spot.

 

-Will

You... don't sound very

optimistic.

 

-Phoenix

I'm not optimistic

at all, actually.

 

-Maya

Hey, Nick.

It's time.

 

-Phoenix

Okay. Let's go.

*sigh*

 

-Will

What does that mean...

Please don't sigh like that!

*sniff*

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

The court will now reconvene

for the trial of Mr. Will

Powers.

 

-Judge

Mr. Edgeworth, will you

present the prosecution's

thoughts on this matter?

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution's thoughts

are simple.

 

-Edgeworth

Nothing has changed.

 

-Edgeworth

The other person who went

to the studios was a boy

of roughly 10 years of age.

 

-Edgeworth

The photo we do have may

not be hard evidence...

 

-Edgeworth

But there is still no one

else that could have committed

this crime!

 

-Edgeworth

I call for a verdict of

"guilty" for the defendant,

Mr. Will Powers!

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Very well. Mr. Wright,

your thoughts?

 

-Phoenix

The defense disagrees

with the prosecution's

claim.

 

-Phoenix

There IS another person

who could have committed

this crime!

 

-Judge

Order!

Interesting...

 

-Judge

Let us hear who you have

in mind!

However...

 

-Judge

Be aware that this court

does not look kindly on

accusing the innocent.

 

-Judge

If you accuse someone who

is obviously innocent, you

will be penalized.

 

-Phoenix

(Right. Great. As if the

stakes weren't high enough.)

 

-Judge

So, who was this person

other than Mr. Powers that

could have committed murder?

 

***The assistant girl***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* It was the assistant!

*

* -Phoenix

* The Steel Samurai costume

* was in his dressing room.

*

* -Phoenix

* She stole it, and in doing

* so she became the Steel

* Samurai!

*

* -Judge

* So you're saying the Steel

* Samurai in the picture is

* really the assistant?

*

* -Phoenix

* That's correct, Your Honor!

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* If you're serious, you've

* got guts, Mr. Wright.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Remember the photo?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Wasn't the Steel Samurai

* a little lame!? He was

* dragging his foot!

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh.

* (Uh oh. Bad feeling time.)

*

* -Edgeworth

* Remember the testimony

* concerning Powers's injury!!!

*

* -Oldbag

* Powers and poor Hammer

* were at the run-through.

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, and me.

*

* -Phoenix

* What about the assistant?

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, her? She was cleaning

* up backdrops, I think.

*

* -Oldbag

* She didn't know about

* Powers's ankle.

*

* -Edgeworth

* The assistant knew nothing

* of Mr. Power's injury!

*

* -Edgeworth

* She could look the Steel

* Samurai look with that

* costume...

*

* -Edgeworth

* But she couldn't walk the

* the Steel Samurai walk!

* She wouldn't have limped!

*

* -Phoenix

* Ungh!

*

* -Maya

* That kind of takes the legs

* out from under that case...

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright.

*

* -Judge

* I'm afrad I have to penalize

* you, as I warned.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Nobody knows...

* the trouble I've seen...)

*

* -Judge

* May we move on,

* Mr. Wright?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Grr... this fight

* isn't over yet!)

*

* -Phoenix

* If you would, Your Honor,

* one more chance, please.

*

* -Judge

* Very well.

* Go ahead.

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***The grade-school boy*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* It was the grade-school boy!

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Why isn't anyone saying

* anything?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Bah!

*

* -Edgeworth

* Are you seriously suggesting

* the boy did it, Mr. Wright!?

*

* -Edgeworth

* "Grade-school boy kills

* veteran action star with

* spear!"

*

* -Edgeworth

* For one thing, it was

* the Steel Samurai holding

* the murder weapon.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Would you care to explain

* just how the boy was

* involved?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Hmm... maybe that was

* a dumb move on my part.)

*

* -Maya

* "Maybe"?

* "Maybe"!?

* How about "absolutely," Nick!

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright.

*

* -Judge

* I'm afrad I have to penalize

* you, as I warned.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Nobody knows...

* the trouble I've seen...)

*

* -Judge

* May we move on,

* Mr. Wright?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Grr... this fight

* isn't over yet!)

*

* -Phoenix

* If you would, Your Honor,

* one more chance, please.

*

* -Judge

* Very well.

* Go ahead.

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***The security lady************************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

It was the security lady!

Wendy Oldbag!

 

-Oldbag

W-who!?

 

-Phoenix

The Steel Samurai is dragging

his leg in this picture.

 

-Phoenix

That means whoever was in

the suit knew about that

morning's injury.

 

-Phoenux

Maybe because... they

had been watching the

action scene run-through!

 

-Phoenix

There was only one person

other than Powers and Hammer

who knew about the injury.

 

-Phoenix

The security lady, Oldbag!

 

-Oldbag

W-what!? Whippersnapper!

 

-Judge

Order! Order!

 

-Judge

I-is this true, Oldbag!?

 

-Oldbag

Oldbag!? That's Ms. Oldbag

to you!

 

-Phoenix

Ms. Oldbag was standing guard

alone at the main gate.

 

-Phoenix

She was by herself... in other

words, she has no alibi!

 

-Phoenix

She could have briefly left

her post to steal the

the Steel Samurai costume...

 

-Phoenix

Then slipped into Studio One,

the scene of the murder!

 

-Judge

W-why would she go through

the trouble of wearing

the Steel Samurai costume!?

 

-Phoenix

Simple, Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

She knew the camera at the

gate would take her picture.

 

-Phoenix

If she was in his costume,

she could point the finger

at Mr. Powers!

 

-Judge

I see!

 

-Judge

Excellent deductive

reasoning, Mr. Wright.

 

-Phoenix

(Ohhh yeah, right here!

Sherlock Holmes II, baby!)

 

-Phoenix

...?

 

-Phoenix

(That's odd.)

 

-Phoenix

(Isn't this the part where

Edgeworth pounces...?)

 

-Phoenix

(Doesn't he usually jump up

with an objection and some

new damning evidence...?)

 

-Judge

Well, Mr. Edgeworth?

Does the prosecution have an

opinion on this matter?

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution has no

meaningful objections

at this time.

 

-Oldbag

W-w-what!?

What's that supposed to mean!?

 

-Oldbag

Oh, so you all think

I did it? Is that it!?

 

-Oldbag

Edgey-boy! Don't just sit

there, do something!

 

-Phoenix

(What's my move?

Maybe now's my chance to

take this the whole way?)

 

***Press further****************************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***Give granny a break**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* (I guess this does kind of

* make it look like she's

* the killer.)

*

* -Phoenix

* (Funny, I feel bad for

* her all of a sudden.)

*

* -Judge

* Hmm...

*

* -Judge

* It's true that the witness

* could conceivably have

* committed this crime.

*

* -Judge

* Yet we must not forget that

* the victim was an action hero.

*

* -Judge

* As formidable as her

* personality may be, I doubt

* she'd be strong enough.

*

* -Poenix

* (Uh oh! If he removes her

* from consideration, that

* means Mr. Powers is it!)

*

* -Phoenix

* (Sorry, windbag...

* but I don't have a choice.)

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

The very same reasoning that

makes Mr. Powers a suspect

in this case...

 

-Phoenix

can be used to cast doubt

on Ms. Oldbag's actions on

that day!

 

-Oldbag

B-but why would I do something

so horrible to poor Hammer!?

 

-Phoenix

You forget that Mr. Powers

lacks a clear motive, too.

 

-Judge

Hmm...

Indeed.

 

-Phoenix

(That did it. Now windbag

is one of the suspects.)

 

-Phoenix

(No hard feelings...

I hope.)

 

-Oldbag

Wait just a minute!

 

-Oldbag

What about the other person

who went to the studio!?

 

-Oldbag

The boy! The one whose

photo I erased!

 

-Judge

He's only a grade schooler

though, as you said.

2nd or 3rd grade, was it?

 

-Oldbag

Th-that doesn't matter!

 

-Oldbag

When I was that age, I could

pin my old man in 10 seconds,

tops!

 

-Judge

Hmm...

Your thoughts, Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

That boy is not the killer.

 

-Oldbag

What!?

How can you be so sure!

 

-Oldbag

Oh, or is it be nice to the

kids and mean to your elders

day? Whippersnapper!

 

-Phoenix

I have proof.

 

-Oldbag

P-proof!?

 

-Judge

Indeed? Then let's

see this proof, Mr. Wright.

 

-Judge

You have proof that shows

the boy could not have

committed this murder?

 

***Present something wrong******************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Phoenix

* This is my proof!

*

* -Judge

* ...

*

* -Judge

* I can't see how that has

* anything to do with this

* matter, Mr. Wright?

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright.

*

* -Judge

* There aren't that many

* pieces of evidence in

* the Court Record.

*

* -Judge

* Please try not to pick

* the wrong ones!

*

* -Phoenix

* S-sorry, Your Honor.

*

* -Judge

* I'll ask again, Mr. Wright.

*

* RETURN TO COURT RECORD

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

*TAKE THAT!*

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

The murder weapon was

the Samurai Spear.

 

-Phoenix

That very spear is shown

here in this photo.

 

-Phoenix

How could the boy have taken

the spear? It's impossible!

 

-Judge

I see!

 

-Judge

Well, would the witness

care to comment on this?

 

-Oldbag

Mrph.

 

-Phoenix

(The windbag... speechless.

This has got to be a first.)

 

-Judge

Very well!

 

-Judge

This court will suspend

proceedings on the current

trial for today.

 

-Judge

Mr. Edgeworth, please find out

more about your witness, Ms.

Windy... what was her name?

 

-Edgeworth

Something "Oldbag," Your

Honor.

 

-Judge

Then the prosecution will

look further into this

Oldbag before we continue!

 

-Judge

That is all.

The court is adjourned!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Oldbag

W-wait a second!

 

-Oldbag

I'm not going to just sit

here while you run off barking

up the wrong tree... me!

 

-Oldbag

I'm talking!

 

-Maya

Oh, great, stop the presses!

The windbag wants to talk!

 

-Judge

Ms. Oldbag!

What is this all about?

 

-Judge

Have you omitted something

from your testimony?

 

-Oldbag

Actually, if you must know,

there's something I was told

not to talk about.

 

-Phoenix

N-not to talk about?

 

-Edgeworth

By whom!?

 

-Phoenix

(Huh? You mean it wasn't

Edgeworth who told her not

to talk...?)

 

-Judge

W-well, testify!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- My Lips Were Sealed --

 

(1)

-Oldbag

Global Studios wanted me to

keep quiet about something.

 

(2)

-Oldbag

There were... some other

people at the studios on

the day of the murder.

 

(3)

-Oldbag

They said they had "nothing

to do with it," see?

 

(4)

-Oldbag

So they told me to just

pretend they "hadn't been

at the studios that day."

 

(5)

-Oldbag

But if you're going to go

accusing me, I'm not letting

them get away scot free!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

M-Ms. Oldbag!

 

-Judge

This is crucial information!

Why did you keep this from

the court until now!?

 

-Oldbag

Ain't you been listening?

 

-Oldbag

They told me to shut my

trap, and I always do what

I'm told.

 

-Judge

...

 

-Phoenix

(No, this isn't a bad dream,

Your Honor. Witness the power

of the Oldbag...)

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright...

Your cross-examination.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

-- My Lips Were Sealed --

 

(1)

-Oldbag

Global Studios wanted me to

keep quiet about something.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So, you were told

   not to talk?

 

   -Oldbag

   That's right! By the studio

   and TV bigwigs, no less!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Why didn't I hear about this!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Don't be too hard on yourself,

   sonny. We were all in on it.

 

(2)

-Oldbag

There were... some other

people at the studios on

the day of the murder.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   W-who were these people!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, the director and

   the producer, for starters...

 

   -Phoenix

   The... director?

 

   -Edgeworth

   We should have known

   something was fishy!

 

   -Edgeworth

   How could they have done a

   run-through of their action

   scene without a director?

 

   -Edgeworth

   Of course!

 

   -Oldbag

   Yes, well, I was surprised

   no one asked about it.

 

   -Phoenix

   So, where were these people?

 

   -Oldbag

   The director was in the

   Employee Area all morning

   for the run-through.

 

   -Oldbag

   He joined the producer around

   lunchtime and they had a

   meeting after that.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Where!

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, in the Studio Two trailer.

 

   -Phoenix

   S-Studio Two...!?

   (There was a Studio Two...?)

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, if you look at

   the guidemap...

 

   -Oldbag

   Here it is.

 

   -Oldbag

   You go through the gate

   and all the way to the left.

 

   -Phoenix

   (The path where the monkey's

   head was fallen over.)

 

   -Judge

   Well, Mr. Wright...

   Would you like to continue

   the cross-examination...?

 

   -Phoenix

   (I think I've already asked

   all my questions, but...)

 

   ***Continue cross-examination***************

   *

   * CONTINUE

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Take a break*****************************

   *

   * END CROSS-EXAMINATION

   *

   ********************************************

 

(3)

-Oldbag

They said they had "nothing

to do with it," see?

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Ms. Oldbag!

   This is a trial for murder!

 

   -Oldbag

   I know that, silly!

 

   -Oldbag

   Still, they were pretty

   convincing about having

   nothing to do with it.

 

   -Oldbag

   And... they gave me a little

   bonus on the side.

 

   -Phoenix

   (So, you got your "bonus"

   and you still talked...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm. I think I've asked

   all the questions I have

   to ask...)

 

   ***Continue cross-examination***************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (I guess there's no harm

   * in getting as much info

   * as I can!)

   *

   * CONTINUE

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Take a break*****************************

   *

   * END CROSS-EXAMINATION

   *

   ********************************************

 

(4)

-Oldbag

So they told me to just

pretend they "hadn't been

at the studios that day."

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So they were actually in the

   studio!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Yes, the whole day.

 

   -Oldbag

   When they heard about

   the murder, they beat it

   before the cops came.

 

   -Edgeworth

   *grumble*

   (I'll kill this woman,

   I swear it...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (I feel sorry for Edgeworth,

   almost. She really left

   him hanging on this one.)

 

(5)

-Oldbag

But if you're going to go

accusing me, I'm not letting

them get away scot free!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   "Them"...?

 

   -Phoenix

   W-who were these people!?

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, the director and

   the producer, for starters...

 

   -Phoenix

   The... director?

 

   -Edgeworth

   We should have known

   something was fishy!

 

   -Edgeworth

   How could they have done a

   run-through of their action

   scene without a director?

 

   -Edgeworth

   Of course!

 

   -Oldbag

   Yes, well, I was surprised

   no one asked about it.

 

   -Phoenix

   So, where were these people?

 

   -Oldbag

   The director was in the

   Employee Area all morning

   for the run-through.

 

   -Oldbag

   He joined the producer around

   lunchtime and they had a

   meeting after that.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Where!

 

   -Oldbag

   Oh, in the Studio Two trailer.

 

   -Phoenix

   S-Studio Two...!?

   (There was a Studio Two...?)

 

   -Oldbag

   Well, if you look at

   the guidemap...

 

   -Oldbag

   Here it is.

 

   -Oldbag

   You go through the gate

   and all the way to the left.

 

   -Phoenix

   (The path where the monkey's

   head was fallen over.)

 

   -Judge

   Well, Mr. Wright...

   Would you like to continue

   the cross-examination...?

 

   -Phoenix

   (I think I've already asked

   all my questions, but...)

 

   ***Continue cross-examination***************

   *

   * CONTINUE

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Take a break*****************************

   *

   * END CROSS-EXAMINATION

   *

   ********************************************

 

-Maya

Nick! I guess pressing her

was the right thing to do!

 

-Maya

For an old windbag, she sure

likes keeping secrets...

 

-Maya

Let's get as much information

as we can!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

We have learned there were

others at Global Studios

on the day in question.

 

-Phoenix

The director and the

producer and, er, some

bigwigs, were all present.

 

-Phoenix

Yet, as we stand here, they

have not been questioned!

 

-Phoenix

I hold that it is impossible

to declare a verdict on the

defendant, Mr. Powers!

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

The corut acknowledges the

defense's point.

 

-Judge

The prosecution will gather

more information about the

witness, Ms. Oldbag...

 

-Judge

and more information

about these other people

we have just been told of!

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Edgeworth

I understand, Your Honor.

 

-Judge

This ends the day's

proceedings in the

trial of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Judge

That is all.

The court is adjourned!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18, 1:04 PM

District Court

Defendant Lobby No. 3

 

-Will

Th-thank you so much,

Mr. Wright.

 

-Will

I was right to ask you

to defend me.

 

-Maya

Aww, really, it's nothing.

*grin*

 

-Maya

Oh, or should I...

*sniff*

 

-Phoenix

We'll be going down to the

studios to do some more

investigation.

 

-Phoenix

We have to find out more

about this director and

producer.

 

-Phoenix

They'll be turning up in the

next trial as witnesses

for certain.

 

-Phoenix

So now's my chance to get

material for the

cross-examination!

 

-Maya

So, Nick...

 

-Maya

Have we figured out just

who it was in that Steel

Samurai costume?

 

-Maya

Could it really have

been old windbag?

 

-Phoenix

What do you think,

Mr. Powers?

 

-Will

I don't think it

was her, really.

 

-Maya

Neither do I, Nick.

 

-Phoenix

Y-yeah, I know! Look, I was

just buying time back there.

 

-Phoenix

Someone had to be the bad

guy for a bit to take the

pressure off Mr. Powers.

 

-Maya

Poor old windbag...

I feel kinda sorry for her.

 

-Phoenix

Well, she wasn't winning any

points in there, with or

without my accusation.

 

-Phoenix

Okay, let's get down

to the studios.

 

-Maya

Right! We'll be back to

visit you soon...

 

-Will

Th-thanks.

Thanks, guys. *sniff*

 

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

                                TO BE CONTINUED

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

 

 _____________________________

|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|DAY 2 - INVESTIGATION        |

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

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October 18

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Phoenix

Whew, what a day.

 

-Maya

This is no time for

relaxing, Nick!

 

-Maya

Say, you think WP's

got a chance?

 

-Phoenix

I guess that really depends

on the people we found out

about in today's trial.

 

-Maya

The director and producer...?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, them.

 

-Maya

Well, what are we doing

here then!? Let's get to

the studios!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Attorney's Badge*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, see this?

*

* -Maya

* You... really like showing

* that off, don't you, Nick?

*

********************************************

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Maya

* Hey, you still have

* that! Great!

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, we couldn't get

* into the scene of the

* murder without it.

*

* -Phoenix

* And its owner isn't missing

* it in his detention cell...

*

* -Maya

* Poor old WP...

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Maya

* You know, what if this

* really was Mr. Powers?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah. It's hard to say.

* We don't really know anyone

* else it could be.

*

* -Phoenix

* I seriously doubt it was

* that old windbag.

*

* -Maya

* So Mr. Powers is... lying?

*

* -Phoenix

* He really doesn't seem the

* type, does he. (Curiouser

* and curiouser...)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Samurai Spear********************

*

* -Maya

* I wish I had my own

* Samurai Spear!

*

* -Maya

* You'd by my own personal

* pincushion, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* Me!? Why me!?

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Maya

* Sorry, I don't know how

* that will help us figure

* this out.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What to do"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* What do you think

* we should do?

*

* -Maya

* W-what do I... huh!?

* Why don't we do what you

* just said!?

*

* -Maya

* We gotta get the scoop

* on this director and

* producer.

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh, right. Then there's

* no point hanging out here.

*

* -Maya

* That's what I've been

* saying! Let's get to

* those studios pronto!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Any ideas"*******************

*

* -Maya

* Hmm.

*

* -Maya

* We don't have enough

* information to make

* a case yet.

*

* -Phoenix

* That's exactly the

* same thing you said

* yesterday!

*

* -Phoenix

* Just admit it: you don't

* have a clue what happened.

*

* -Maya

* There's not enough

* information!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Detention Center

Visitor's Room

 

-Will

Oh, Mr. Wright!

Thank you for earlier.

 

-Phoenix

Not at all. We got lucky,

to tell the truth.

 

-Maya

You can say that again!

 

-Phoenix

Let's not.

 

-Maya

So, WP!

 

-Maya

Do you have any leads

that might get us going

in the right direction?

 

-Will

Hmm...

 

-Will

S-sorry, but no.

 

-Maya

Be sure to tell us anything

that comes to mind, no matter

how small.

 

-Phoenix

We can't rely on getting

lucky again tomorrow.

 

-Will

Y-yes... *sniff*

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine security guard*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* This guard monitors

* the visitor's room.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* We found this cardkey

* in your dressing room.

*

* -Will

* Oh, that's mine, yes.

*

* -Maya

* Can people outside the

* studios get these cards?

*

* -Will

* I don't think so.

*

* -Will

* Even I have to return

* the card.

*

* -Will

* Once the show's done

* filming, that is.

*

* -Maya

* Huh...

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Regarding this photograph...

*

* -Will

* Y-yes...?

*

* -Phoenix

* This really, truly, absolutely

* isn't you, right?

*

* -Will

* R-right. *sniff*

*

* -Will

* I was sleeping in my

* dressing room the

* whole time, honest.

*

* -Phoenix

* But who else could

* have worn it!?

*

* -Maya

* Your costume was in

* your dressing room?

*

* -Will

* Yes.

*

* -Will

* I guess they snuck in and

* took it while I was asleep.

*

* -Phoenix

* (But who!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Samurai Spear********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Regarding the murder weapon...

*

* -Will

* Yes?

*

* -Phoenix

* Is it heavy, that spear?

*

* -Will

* It's pretty hefty, yeah.

*

* -Will

* I don't think the average

* person would be able to

* swing it around effectively.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hmm...

*

* -Maya

* And... that's the spear that

* broke or something during

* the morning run-through?

*

* -Will

* Oh yes, I goofed on a round

* kick, you see...

*

* -Will

* I broke the spear.

*

* -Will

* The security lady fixed

* it for me right away though.

*

* -Maya

* With duct tape. We heard.

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Will

* E-excuse me.

*

* -Will

* Thank you for showing

* me that, whatever it is.

*

* -Will

* I wish I could think of some

* way I could help you...

*

* -Will

* S-sorry. *sniff*

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The fanboy"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Do, er, "fanboys" sneak

* into the studios often?

*

* -Will

* No, not that I know of.

*

* -Will

* That security lady's

* pretty strict with them.

*

* -Maya

* But, in today's testimony,

* didn't she say they were

* often hanging around?

*

* -Will

* The kids really, really

* love the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Will

* They sneak past when she's

* not looking, I guess.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director"****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Was the director present

* at the morning run-through?

*

* -Will

* Y-yes, yes he was.

*

* -Will

* He was directing how the

* Steel Samurai and the Evil

* Magistrate should move.

*

* -Maya

* Why didn't you tell

* us that before!?

*

* -Will

* W-well, just, the studio

* asked us to keep quiet...

*

* -Maya

* That has nothing to

* do with this!

*

* -Maya

* I hate to repeat myself,

* but Nick here is a newbie

* lawyer! Fresh off the bar!

*

* -Maya

* When he loses, he's

* going to lose big!

*

* -Will

* I... I see. *sniff*

*

* -Phoenix

* (Whose side is she on!?)

*

* -Maya

* You aren't hiding anything

* else from us, are you!?

*

* -Will

* N-no, I sure hope not.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18, 2:16 PM

Global Studios

Main Gate

 

-Maya

No one's here.

 

-Phoenix

Right, now that they have

Ms. Oldbag in custody.

 

-Phoenix

I guess they don't have anyone

else to replace her...

 

-Maya

H-hey! In the guard station!

Look! She left her donuts!

 

-Maya

...

 

-Maya

...

 

-Maya

What?

I wasn't going to eat them!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine guard station********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Oldbag must like junk

* food. There's a mountain

* of it on the desk in there.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine computer*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The computer that runs the

* studio security cameras.

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh? It looks like it's

* been turned off for the day.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine main gate************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The main entrance

* to the studios.

*

* -Phoenix

* They probably have a police

* officer on patrol out there.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio One Entrance

 

-Maya

Hey, Nick.

 

-Maya

It looks like Detective

Gumshoe isn't here today.

 

-Phoenix

You're right.

 

-Phoenix

He's probably up to his neck

in paperwork after the

commotion at today's trial.

 

-Maya

So, Nick...

 

-Maya

Remember that "Studio Two"

we heard about at the trial

today?

 

-Maya

It was down that path

with the fallen tree, right?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, I think that's

what they said.

 

-Maya

Maybe the director and

the rest of them are

there today?

 

-Maya

Now's our chance, Nick!

Let's check it out!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine bench****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm bushed.

* Maybe I'll sit down here

* for a bit.

*

* -Maya

* This is exactly why I don't

* want to get old, ever.

*

* -Phoenix

* H-hey! I'm still young!

* I'm just tired!

*

* -Maya

* Nick, when you start having

* to say "I'm still young,"

* you know it's all over.

*

* -Phoenix

* (But... but I AM still young!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine camera***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* That's the security camera

* that automatically takes

* pictures of people here.

*

* -Phoenix

* It took two pictures on the

* day of the murder, before

* the actual time of death.

*

* -Phoenix

* One of them was the Steel

* Samurai. The other was

* a grade school boy.

*

* -Phoenix

* It doesn't seem to be switched

* on today.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine WELCOME sign*********************

*

* -Maya

* It says "Welcome."

*

* -Phoenix

* They let people in here

* when they're not filming,

* right?

*

* -Maya

* Nick! Let's come here

* some day! Whaddya say?

*

* -Phoenix

* Sure, if that security lady

* lets us in.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mascot***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The studio mascot.

*

* -Phoenix

* Apparently it's a monkey

* of some kind.

*

* -Phoenix

* I've never seen a monkey

* with a nose like that before!

*

* -Maya

* Why don't they

* put his head back on?

*

* -Maya

* Maybe we should ask

* that assistant?

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm not sure we really

* want her fixing anything.

*

* -Phoenix

* And you'd probably need

* a crane to move that thing.

*

* -Maya

* Probably so.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine path to the left*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* In the trial, they said

* Studio Two was down this path.

*

* -Phoenix

* The monkey head is in the way,

* but we should be able to

* get by it without a problem.

*

* -Maya

* This monkey head

* is real heavy!

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, it did knock that tree

* over when it fell.

*

* -Maya

* Both of these, the monkey head

* and the tree, fell the day

* of the murder, didn't they.

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah, that's what Detective

* Gumshoe said.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine Studio One entrance**************

*

* -Phoenix

* The entrance to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the studio where they

* found Jack Hammer's body.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Inside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio One

 

-Maya

I... don't really want

to be in here.

 

-Phoenix

Yeah...

It is a murder scene.

 

-Maya

I want to go someplace else.

Nick?

 

-Phoenix

(*sigh*...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine backdrop*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like a backdrop

* for a stage.

*

* -Phoenix

* This must be used in

* the Steel Samurai show.

*

* -Maya

* Of course! That's the

* mountain, Neo Fujiyama!

*

* -Phoenix

* Doesn't the Steel Samurai take

* place in Olde Tokyo? Can you

* even see Mt. Fuji from there?

*

* -Maya

* Not Olde Tokyo, Nick!

* "Neo" Olde Tokyo!

*

********************************************

 

***Examine white board**********************

*

* -Pheonix

* That's for reflecting light.

* They call it a reflecting

* screen or something like that.

*

* -Maya

* Huh.

*

* -Phoenix

* What? Where's your

* enthusiasm for all

* things entertainment?

*

* -Maya

* Well, lighting is fine, but

* I'd want to be the director.

* Or maybe the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I think she's being

* serious...!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cameras**************************

*

* -Maya

* Wow, look at that camera!

* That must cost a ton!

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah! So don't touch it!

*

* -Maya

* Hey, smile, Nick,

* you're a star!

*

* -Phoenix

* S-stop that!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio Two Entrance

 

-Maya

This... is Studio Two?

 

-Phoenix

I thought so...

 

-Maya

It doesn't really look

much like a "studio,"

does it?

 

-Phoenix

No, that it does not.

 

-Maya

Hey...

There's a trailer over there.

 

-Phoenix

It looks pretty sturdy

for a movie set trailer.

 

-Maya

Are we sure this is

a studio?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine van******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A light van for moving

* staff and equipment around.

*

* -Phoenix

* They've kept it in pretty

* good shape. Looks like it'd

* run fine.

*

* -Maya

* Well, let's go for a drive!

*

* -Phoenix

* Sure... if I had a license.

*

* -Maya

* Nick! You don't have

* a driver's license!?

*

* -Phoenix

* But, look, I have this!

*

* -Maya

* Why are you showing me

* your attorney's badge, Nick?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine incinerator**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* An incinerator. Apparently

* they just put this one in.

*

* -Phoenix

* It's already covered in soot.

* They must not clean it much.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine "2"******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a big "2" painted

* here.

*

* -Maya

* Probably because this

* is Studio Two?

*

* -Phoenix

* Probably...

* Though it doesn't look

* anything like a studio.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like two people

* ate here.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's nothing left

* on the plates.

*

* -Maya

* Hey, so they ate t-bone

* steaks too.

*

* -Phoenix

* What is it with

* steaks around here?

*

* -Maya

* Hey! There's always room

* for steak!

*

* -Maya

* But... something does

* seem out of place...

*

* -Phoenix

* What?

*

* -Maya

* I... don't know. It just

* feels "odd."

*

********************************************

 

***Examine storage materials****************

*

* -Phoenix

* These look like materials

* for making a movie set.

*

* -Maya

* They've been sitting here

* for quite some time.

*

* -Maya

* This might as well

* be a junkyard.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine garden***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There're some flowers here.

*

* -Maya

* Wow, so pretty!

* They're taking good care

* of these.

*

* -Phoenix

* Don't get to close. That

* fence looks dangerous.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trailer**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* On closer inspection, this

* trailer looks like it's been

* here for a while.

*

* -Phoenix

* I don't think this is part

* of some temporary film set.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trailer door*********************

*

* -Maya

* Nick! Let's go inside!

*

* -Phoenix

* You think it's okay...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh well.

* It's locked.

*

* -Maya

* Aww... shucks.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Global Studios

Employee Area

 

-Maya

Look, it's that assistant

girl.

 

-Maya

Hey!

 

-Penny

Hi... WP's lawyers, right?

 

-Penny

I heard about the trial!

Great job, guys!

 

-Phoenix

Oh? Oh hoh hoh.

Don't mention it.

 

-Penny

Is it true they caught

the security lady!?

 

-Phoenix

Oh! Oh... oh hoh hoh!

 

-Penny

Actually, she just

called me.

 

-Penny

She told me to cover

up that drain...

 

-Phoenix

You mean that one?

 

-Phoenix

(Wow, what a mess...)

 

-Penny

I... I know...

 

-Penny

I'm not so good with

handiwork. Some

assistant, right?

 

-Maya

Yeah, but you do work on

the props, and the back-

drops, right?

 

-Penny

R-right.

 

-Penny

Just... lots of times they

end up looking worse than

they did before I fixed them.

 

-Maya

Oh? Oh! Well, I'm sure these

things happen. Nothing to

worry yourself about!

 

-Penny

You're right!

I won't!

 

-Phoenix

(Personally, I think she

should worry at least

a little bit more...)

 

-Penny

Um, if you'll excuse me,

I have to go to the

guard station.

 

-Penny

I'm supposed to fill

in for Ms. Oldbag.

 

Maya

Right! See you later, then!

 

-Penny

Good luck with your

investigation.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine nearest table********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The remains of yesterday's

* lunch are scattered around.

*

* -Phoenix

* Everyone was probably too

* shocked to clean up.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a t-bone on one of

* the plates, minus the steak.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine dressing room door***************

*

* -Phoenix

* The door to the dressing room.

* It's not locked.

*

* -Maya

* Hey, Nick! Let's go in! Maybe

* there'll be something else

* to steal?

*

* -Phoenix

* H-hey! We're not thieves!

*

* -Maya

* But we did take

* that cardkey...

*

* -Phoenix

* W-we borrowed that!

* There's a difference.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine vending machine******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's see... cola, candy,

* chips, gum...

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh. It's so... normal.

*

* -Phoenix

* I was expecting some cool

* theme snacks or something.

* Popcorn, at least!

*

* -Maya

* W-wait! Look!

* "Samurai Soda"!

*

* -Maya

* Nick! Try this!

*

* -Phoenix

* Be my guest.

*

* -Maya

* Okay! Oh, too bad,

* it's sold out.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine fixed grate**********************

*

* -Maya

* So, the fanboy they were

* talking about in the trial

* today...

*

* -Maya

* He came in through

* that drain?

*

* -Phoenix

* So it seems.

* I guess they covered

* it up in a hurry.

*

* -Maya

* Hey...

* Hey, Nick!

*

* -Maya

* If that drain's covered,

* the boy won't be able to

* get in.

*

* -Phoenix

* Uh, yeah. I think that

* was the idea...?

*

* -Maya

* I feel kinda sorry

* for him, though.

* Don't you?

*

* -Phoenix

* What, you want to

* rip the grate off?

*

* -Maya

* Really, Nick?

* We can!?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Whoa... she's serious?

* Uh oh...)

*

* ***Rip it open******************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Well, I guess some things

* * are just made to be broken.

* *

* * -Maya

* * Yay! You know, Nick,

* * you're pretty swell

* * sometimes.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Sometimes...?)

* *

* * -Maya

* * Hiii-ya!

* *

* * -Maya

* * There. That should

* * make the kids happy.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * The things we do...

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***Leave it be******************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Nah, I think we should

* * leave it on. They only

* * just repaired it.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * And if we take it off,

* * that assistant will get

* * yelled at by you-know-who.

* *

* * -Maya

* * Yeah... I guess so.

* *

* * (Wow! I dodn't expect her

* * to take it that hard...)

* *

* ********************************************

*

********************************************

 

***Examine open grate***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The drain grate is off.

*

* -Phoenix

* And I know who did it.

*

* -Maya

* Now the kids'll be able

* to come in again.

*

* -Maya

* Doesn't it make you feel

* great to do a good deed

* like that?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Must be nice to live so

* free of guilt.)

*

********************************************

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Global Studios

Dressing Room

 

-Maya

This is where the Steel

Samurai costume was,

on the day of the murder.

 

-Phoenix

That's what Mr. Powers

says, at least.

 

-Phoenix

I guess they snuck in and

took it while he was sleeping.

 

-Maya

But Nick, what if Mr. Powers

hadn't been sleeping?

 

-Maya

I wonder what the killer

was planning on doing then?

 

-Phoenix

Huh...

(She's got a point!)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine window***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* It's locked.

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess he doesn't

* open his window much.

*

* -Phoenix

* It is kind of dusty outside.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine sofa*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like someone

* was sleeping here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe Powers did take

* a nap here, like he said.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a bunch of snacks on

* the table. They must give

* these to the employees.

*

* -Phoenix

* Some tea and cookies...

*

* -Maya

* Wait... Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* W-what now?

*

* -Maya

* These snacks... they've

* passed the expiration

* date!

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

* Then don't eat them.

*

* -Maya

* *grumble*

* (They're snacks! They're

* meant to be eaten!)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine costumes*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's some regular suits

* in among the costumes here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Those must be Mr. Powers's

* personal clothes.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cosmetics************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's an array of

* cosmetics here.

*

* -Phoenix

* According to Maya, that

* wig was used in some old

* TV show...

*

* -Maya

* "Samurai Boogey-Woogey,"

* Nick! Get with the picture!

*

* -Phoenix

* Look, explain to me how you

* can identify a show just by

* seeing a wig!?

*

* -Maya

* I, um, kinda like

* samurai movies.

*

* -Phoenix

* ("Kinda"...?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag******************************

*

* -Maya

* Mr. Powers's bag.

* I wonder what's inside?

*

* -Maya

* Hey!

*

* -Maya

* Supermarket tabloids?

* Wow. I'm kind of shocked.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maya! Leave those alone!

* (Wolf Men Found On Mars...?

* I'll have to buy that issue!)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Penny

Oh... hello.

 

-Maya

Ho hoh! You look a

little out of place.

 

-Penny

It's the clothes, isn't it?

 

-Penny

I thought my camo

vest might to the trick...

 

-Penny

Kind of an "alternative

guard fashion" thing.

 

***Examine guard station********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* I can see the computer that

* runs the security cameras.

*

* -Penny

* Oh, please don't touch

* anything in there.

*

* -Penny

* The security lady would

* knock the stuffing out

* of me if she knew.

*

********************************************

 

***Present cardkey**************************

*

* -Penny

* Wow, they gave a lawyer

* one of those cardkeys?

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, I'm sort of

* borrowing it.

*

* -Penny

* I see.

*

* -Penny

* You better be careful

* not to lose that.

*

* -Penny

* They're very strict

* about those cardkeys here.

*

* -Phoenix

* (I guess they're pretty

* good about keeping these

* out of outsider's hands.)

*

* -Phoenix

* Thanks, I'll be careful.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you take a look at this?

*

* -Penny

* That's Mr. Powers.

*

* -Penny

* Why is he dragging

* his leg like that?

*

* -Penny

* What is this, anyway?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Looks like she didn't know

* about this photo or the

* injury that morning.)

*

* -Phoenix

* Uh...

* Never mind.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Samurai Spear********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Say, you work with the

* props, right? About that

* murder weapon...

*

* -Penny

* You mean the Samurai Spear?

*

* -Penny

* Yeah, it's a prop, but it's

* still pretty heavy.

*

* -Penny

* I hate having to carry

* that thing around.

*

* -Phoenix

* (So you'd have to be pretty

* strong to use that as a

* weapon, it sounds like.)

*

* -Phoenix

* (Why is Mr. Powers the only

* person I can think of!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Penny

* Umm...

* Not really sure what

* that is. Sorry.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The studios"*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* So, how are the

* studios doing?

*

* -Penny

* There's polcie wandering

* around everywhere, it's

* terrible.

*

* -Penny

* They won't even let me

* clean up. Don't want me

* "disturbing evidence."

*

* -Penny

* I haven't even cleaned up

* our lunch plates form the

* day of the murder!

*

* -Phoenix

* You mean those plates with

* the steak bones left over

* on them in the employee area?

*

* -Penny

* Yeah.

* Can you believe it?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The fanboy"******************

*

* -Maya

* Do kids sneak in

* here a lot?

*

* -Penny

* Well...

*

* -Penny

* I don't think there's that

* many of them, but I do see

* one in particular a bunch.

*

* -Penny

* He's always gawking at the

* sets, of snapping pictures.

*

* -Penny

* You should see Old Windbag's

* eyes flash when she sees him.

*

* -Penny

* She has a bit of trouble

* catching him though...

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director, et al."********

*

* -Phoenix

* I heard something at

* the trial today.

*

* -Phoenix

* They said that the director

* and producer were here the

* day of the murder...

*

* -Penny

* Oh, sorry...

*

* -Penny

* I was in the prop storage

* room, so I didn't see them.

*

* -Penny

* I guess they were

* here, though.

*

* -Penny

* The studio head seemed pretty

* eager to keep us quiet.

*

* -Maya

* So they were trying

* to protect the director?

*

* -Penny

* More the producer, really.

*

* -Penny

* The producer's our real

* star here.

*

* -Penny

* She saved these studios from

* the brink of disaster and

* kept them running.

*

* -Penny

* I don't think we'd still

* be in business if it weren't

* for that producer!

*

* -Phoenix

* (The producer, huh?)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-???

WTF?

Who are j00 d00dz!? LMAO!

 

-Maya

H-huh!? W-we...

 

-Maya

Wait, you first!

Who are you!?

 

-Maya

You look pretty

suspicious to me!

 

-???

Whatever, l4m3rs!

 

-Manella

How can j00 not know the

great Sal Manella!?

 

-Manella

I make teh L33T SH0WZ!

The Steel Samurai? Mine!

RTFC! (Read The Film Credits!)

 

-Maya

R-really!? You're THE

Sal Manella!?

 

-Maya

I'm so sorry! I, just, you

looked so... Sorry!

 

-Manella

No no, quite alright. Really.

It's fine. ROFL!

 

-Manella

...

 

-Maya

W-what is it?

 

-Manella

You know, on

closer inspection...

 

-Manella

Mmm... Yeah...

Hot! Hot! Hot! *slobber*

 

-Manella

Hey, do j00 do a lot of

"cosplay," coz that

costume r0x0rz!... *drool*

 

-Maya

Rocksores!? Wh-wh-what...

Hey! You're drooling!

 

-Manella

Huh? Mmph! LOL!

Buffer overrun! *pant*

 

-Manella

You've triggered

my CR34T1V3 P0W3RZ!

 

-Manella

Yes... yes, it's coming to me!

"Pink Princess"!

 

-Manella

The sequel to the Steel

Samurai... "Pink Princess:

Warrior of Little Olde Tokyo!"

 

-Manella

ROFL... LMAO!

 

-Phoenix

P-"Pink Princess"...?

 

-Maya

Why's it gotta be "Little"

Olde Tokyo!?

 

-Maya

Why can't it have a cool name,

like "Neo Olde Tokyo"!?

 

-Phoenix

Maya, we really need to

talk about "cool"...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a bunch of snacks on

* the table. They must give

* these to the employees.

*

* -Maya

* H-hey! Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* W-what now?

*

* -Maya

* Th-the snacks!

* There was twice this much

* here before!

*

* -Manella

* Ah. I, uh, I ate them.

*

* -Manella

* They were past their

* expiration date anyway.

* ROFL!

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's biting her lip and

* staring at me with tears

* welling in her eyes...)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Manella

* ...

*

* -Manella

* T-this is WP, right?

*

* -Phoenix

* How do you know?

*

* -Manella

* Well, look, he's obviously

* dragging his foot.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Oh, right. The director

* would know about the

* injury; he was there.)

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Manella

* I try not to pay much

* attention to things

* that don't interest me. LOL.

*

* -Maya

* W-why are you staring

* at me like that...?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The day of the crime"********

*

* -Phoenix

* Did you notice anything

* unusual on the day of the

* murder?

*

* -Manella

* Oh, I know who j00 d00dz are.

* That security lady told

* j00 about us, eh?

*

* -Phoenix

* That's right.

*

* -Manella

* It was a pretty regular day.

* We had a run-through for an

* action scene in the morning.

*

* -Manella

* Then a meeting from lunchtime

* in the Studio Two trailer.

*

* -Manella

* Heh. I was so busy I didn't

* even get a chance to eat

* lunch! :(

*

* -Phoenix

* A t-bone steak, was it?

*

* -Manella

* Yeah... sux0rz!

* I hate missing out on food...

*

* -Maya

* Nick... what does "Sucksores"

* mean?

*

* -Phoenix

* No idea...

*

* -Manella

* Anyway, I was in a meeting

* from noon till after 4:00.

*

* -Manella

* With the producer, and some

* bigwigs from the network.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Mr. Hammer's time of death

* was estimated at 2:30 PM.)

*

* -Phoenix

* (If he's telling the truth,

* that meeting gives him an

* alibi...)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The producer"****************

*

* -Phoenix

* About the producer who

* was at the meeting with

* you...

*

* -Manella

* Oh, you mean Dee Vasquez?

*

* -Manella

* She's a genius.

* M4d sk1llz, all the way.

* Scary, though. *sweats*

*

* -Manella

* She brought these studios

* back from the brink of

* destruction.

*

* -Manella

* She's the one who made

* it possible for me to

* make the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* You had a meeting with

* her on the day of the

* murder, right?

*

* -Manella

* Yeah, we were together

* from noon to 4:00 PM,

* the whole time.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The bigwigs"*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Who exactly are these

* "bigwigs" people keep

* mentioning?

*

* -Manella

* Oh, the boss over at the

* network, and some sponsors.

* Also a few production guys.

*

* -Manella

* They piled into a limousine

* and got here right around

* noon.

*

* -Manella

* Major tension! *sweats*

*

* -Phoenix

* Were all of them with

* you the entire time?

*

* -Manella

* Yeah, unfortunately.

*

* -Manella

* They're all gray-haired

* geezers... *scowl*

*

* -Phoenix

* (Hmm... sounds like they'd

* all be reliable witnesses.)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio Two Entrance

 

-Phoenix

(This place is deserted...)

 

*crash!*

 

-Maya

Eek!

 

-Maya

N-N-Nick!

W-w-what was that noise!?

 

-Maya

It sounded like it came

from inside the trailer...

 

-Phoenix

Someone must be inside...

 

-Maya

H-Hello?

 

-Maya

...

 

-Phoenix

No answer.

 

-Maya

Pretty suspicious,

if you ask me, Nick!

 

-Maya

Let's go in!

 

-Phoenix

I'm not sure we should be

barging in...

 

-Phoenix

...Huh.

It's locked.

 

-Maya

What? Don't we have a key?

 

-Phoenix

No. But there's probably

one in the guard station

at the main gate.

 

-Maya

Then what are we waiting

for? Let's borrow it!

 

-Phoenix

(If they'll let us...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine trailer door*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The trailer door.

* It's locked.

*

* -Phoenix

* The key is probably in

* the security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* I doubt they'd let

* us borrow it.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Oldbag

Ah hah!

 

-Oldbag

You again!

 

-Maya

Eeeek!

 

-Oldbag

How rude, acting like

you've seen a ghost!

 

-Phoenix

You... certainly got back

to your post quickly.

 

-Oldbag

Oh the police took me

away, they did.

 

-Oldbag

They pulled out a spare

Steel Samurai costume!

 

-Oldbag

Told me to "put it on."

Can you imagine?

 

-Oldbag

How could I, a sweet little

old lady, wear a giant suit

like that?

 

-Phoenix

Mr. Powers is pretty tall...

 

-Oldbag

As soon as they saw there

was no way I could wear it,

they let me go.

 

-Phoenix

(I guess that would rule out

her being the murderer.)

 

-Oldbag

Anyway!

 

-Oldbag

Know this, whippersnapper!

This old lady NEVER forgets

a slight or insult!

 

-Oldbag

And you won't get any

information out of me!

My lips are sealed!

 

-Maya

You sure are talking a lot

for someone with sealed lips.

 

-Oldbag

Starting now!

One, two, three, mmmph!

 

-Phoenix

(This lady's too much...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine guard station********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* I can see the computer that

* runs the security cameras.

*

* -Oldbag

* Hey! No touching!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Guess I'd better investigate

* there later...)

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* (I have a feeling she's not

* going to respond well to

* anything I show her now.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The fanboy"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm, about that kid

* you said you saw...

*

* -Oldbag

* If I see him again,

* I'm taking him down!

*

* -Maya

* N-Nick! Look at her eyes!

* She's serious!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director, et al."********

*

* -Phoenix

* About the director, the one

* who was here on the day

* of the murder...

*

* -Oldbag

* If I see him again,

* I'm taking him down!

*

* -Maya

* Nick!

* I think she's losing it!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

Hey!

 

-Maya

H-hey! Wait!

 

-Phoenix

(I'll bet he came in right

through that drain...)

 

-Maya

Hey, um, kiddy-o!

What's yer name, sport?

 

-???

I'm not a kid, so don't

talk to me like that!

 

-Maya

H-huh!?

But you...

You are a kid!

 

-Maya

What a rude little brat.

That's no way to talk to

an adult!

 

-???

I don't see no adults here!

Hippie fashion chick!

 

-Maya

H-hippie fashion...?

 

-Maya

Nick... I think I'm being

mocked.

 

-Phoenix

(You got to hand it to Maya,

she's pretty sharp. And

pretty mad...)

 

-Cody

I'm Cody!

Cody Hackins.

 

-Cody

Call me "kiddy-o" again

and I'll cut you down

where you stand, evildoer!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine open grate***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The drain where the

* fanboy came in.

*

* -Phoenix

* He didn't waste any time

* coming in, either. Talk

* about cause and effect.

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Cody

* Evildoers!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* So, you're a fan of

* the Steel Samurai?

*

* -Cody

* How dare you utter that name,

* evildoer!

*

* -Maya

* What do you mean? We're on

* the Steel Samurai's side!

*

* -Cody

* H-hah! Hah hah!

* You can't fool me!

*

* -Maya

* Okay... then what's the last

* line said by the innkeeper

* in Episode 8?

*

* -Cody

* Hah! Easy!

* "Like some fries with that?"

*

* -Maya

* Hmph... not bad, kiddy-o.

*

* -Cody

* Watch it!

*

* -Phoenix

* (What are they doing!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What happened"***************

*

* -Phoenix

* Say, you heard anything about

* the incident the other day?

*

* -Cody

* ...

*

* -Maya

* You were here, weren't you?

*

* -Cody

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Did you see anything...?

*

* -Cody

* He... he...

*

* -Phoenix

* ?

*

* -Cody

* He... always...

* The Steel Samurai always wins!

* Always!

*

* -Cody

* Yeah, I saw 'em!

* I saw everything!

*

* -Maya

* What!?

*

* -Cody

* But... but no way am

* I telling you losers!

*

* -Maya

* Wha--!? Wait...

*

* -Cody

* Lemme go!

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* He's gone.

*

* -Maya

* Huh?

*

* -Maya

* Something fell off the

* table when he bumped

* into it on his way out.

*

* -Phoenix

* A... bottle?

*

* -Phoenix

* Why was this sitting there,

* I wonder?

*

* Empty Bottle slipped

* into pocket.

*

* -Phoenix

* Anyway, what was that

* kid saying?

*

* -Maya

* He "saw everything"...

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

Huh?

 

-Maya

Where's that old windbag?

 

-Phoenix

Odd of her to

leave her post...

 

-Oldbag

(H-hey!!!)

 

-Maya

Nick! That was her!

 

-Oldbag

(S-stop! Whippersnapper!)

 

-Phoenix

Y-yeah. Sounds like she's

chasing after that boy.

 

-Oldbag

Natch!

 

-Maya

Uh oh, she tripped!

 

-Phoenx

(Maya sure looks happy...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine guard station********************

*

* -Maya

* Hey, hey, Nick.

*

* -Maya

* Now's our chance! Let's

* check out the guard station!

*

* -Phoenix

* Good idea.

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Oh!

*

* -Maya

* This is it, Nick!

*

* -Maya

* The "Trailer Key"!

*

* -Phoenix

* The key to that trailer

* in Studio Two!

*

* -Maya

* We'll be borrowing this,

* right, Nick?

*

* Trailer Key slipped

* into your pocket.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine guard station again**************

*

* -Phoenix

* The security guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Oldbag must like junk

* food. There's a mountain

* of it on the desk in there.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine trailer door*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* I wonder if the key we

* borrowed from the guard

* station will work?

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* It opened.

*

* -Maya

* Great! Let's go, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* (She seems eager all of

* a sudden...)

*

* -Maya

* Well, you first, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Ah, not THAT eager.)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trailer door again***************

*

* -Phoenix

* The trailer door.

* It's unlocked.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio Two Trailer

 

-???

...

 

-Maya

Eek!

 

-Maya

S-someone's in here!

 

-???

Names.

 

-Maya

O-our n-names? Um, w-we're

WP's lawyers, and, um...

 

-???

I see.

 

-???

...

 

-Maya

A-and who might you...?

 

-Vasquez

Dee Vasquez.

The producer.

 

-Phoenix

(Dee Vasquez...

She's quite beautiful.)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine window***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The glass is frosted.

* I can't see outside.

*

* -Phoenix

* This far into October,

* the dimming daylight makes

* it feel like winter's coming.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine whiteboard***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* It looks like they were

* designing a set to use

* for the Steel Samurai show.

*

* -Phoenix

* They've got some figures

* for how much the set costs...

*

* -Phoenix

* I can't believe they spend

* that much money on those sets!

*

********************************************

 

***Examine right poster*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* An old movie poster.

*

* -Phoenix

* "'Dynamite Samurai'

* starring Jack Hammer."

*

* -Phoenix

* I guess Mr. Hammer used

* to be quite the star.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine middle poster********************

*

* -Phoenix

* "'Samurai Summer'

* starring Jack Hammer."

*

* -Phoenix

* This poster's quite old.

*

* -Maya

* Wow! It's been years

* since I saw that show!

*

* -Maya

* It was one of those typical

* summer romance stories... but

* it was great!

*

* -Phoenix

* A typical summer romance...

* with a samurai on a horse?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine left poster**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Another old movie poster.

* "'The Singing Samurai'

* starring Jack Hammer."

*

* -Phoenix

* What the hell do samurai

* sing about? Chopping off

* heads?

*

* -Maya

* Oh. My. God.

*

* -Maya

* That movie was the best! It's

* about a samurai who sings his

* way to fame and fortune!

*

* -Maya

* Mr. Hammer was a very

* accomplished singer, you know.

*

* -Phoenix

* Singing samurai stars...

* What's next? Ninja ballet?

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trash can************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Nothing in here that

* could be a clue.

*

* -Phoenix

* Just some paper cups and

* crumpled documents.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* This is where they

* had that meeting.

*

* -Phoenix

* There are documents and paper

* cups scattered around.

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm not interested.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The day of the crime"********

*

* -Phoenix

* I was wondering if you could

* tell me about the day of the

* murder...

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* M-Ms. Vasquez?

*

* -Vasquez

* Script.

*

* -Phoenix

* E-excuse me?

*

* -Vasquez

* Script.

* I'm looking for a script.

*

* -Phoenix

* A s-script?

*

* -Vasquez

* "The Steel Samurai,

* Episode 13."

*

* -Vasquez

* I need it.

*

* -Maya

* Umm... could we ask you a bit

* about the day of the murder?

*

* -Vasquez

* I need to read it.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (We're getting nowhere fast.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Maya

* Um, w-we'd really like to

* ask you about the Steel

* Samurai!

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Vasquez?

*

* -Vasquez

* It's on TV.

* Every week.

*

* -Vasquez

* That's all I have

* to say about that.

*

* -Maya

* N-Nick!

* She's telling us to go

* watch TV!? The nerve of her!

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, don't get mad at me.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director"****************

*

* -Phoenix

* About the director...

* Sal Manella, was it?

*

* -Phoenix

* What, er, exactly is his role

* here...?

*

* -Vasquez

* Perhaps I didn't

* make myself clear?

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm looking for a script.

*

* -Vasquez

* I can't be bothered

* with anything else.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Nick?

*

* -Maya

* Are all people in the

* entertainment business

* this... weird?

*

* -Phoenix

* It's starting to look like it.

*

********************************************

 

AFTER TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING

 

-Maya

Nick, let's get out of here.

Isn't there someplace else

we have to check?

 

-Phoenix

Y-yeah.

 

-Vasquez

Wait.

 

-Phoenix

Y-yes?

 

-Vasquez

If you see Manella,

give him this.

 

-Maya

W-why do we have

to do your errands...!

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Maya

...

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Maya

I... I don't think

I like her. *sniff*

 

-Phoenix

Don't cry. She'll take it

as a sign of weakness.

 

-Phoenix

Alright.

We'll give it to him

if we see him.

 

Vasquez's Memo added

to the Court Record.

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio Two

         Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

         Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Vasquez's Memo*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Here. I got this from

* the producer...

*

* -Manella

* Huh? "Bring the script

* for Episode 13"?

*

* -Manella

* Episode 13... where did

* I put that one?

*

* -Manella

* ...

*

* -Manella

* I must have left

* it somewhere... *sweats*

*

* -Manella

* U-uh oh...

* My ass is p0wned if I don't

* find it... *shakes*

*

* -Maya

* Nick...

*

* -Maya

* It might be quicker to just

* look in all the places where

* he's likely to have been.

*

* -Phoenix

* I agree.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

         Inside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

We're back at

the scene of the crime.

 

-Maya

Let's find what we

need and get out of

here quick, Nick.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine director's chair*****************

*

* -Maya

* Hey! Look! That's the chair

* the director sits in!

*

* -Maya

* I've always wanted to

* sit in one of these.

*

* -Phoenix

* (The director...!)

*

* -Phoenix

* Maya...

*

* -Phoenix

* Take a look around

* that chair for me,

* would you?

*

* -Phoenix

* Remember that script

* the director was

* talking about?

*

* -Phoenix

* Didn't he say he'd

* left it somewhere?

*

* -Maya

* Ahah!

*

* -Maya

* Found it, Nick!

* The script!

*

* -Phoenix

* Good work!

*

* Script placed in pocket.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

         Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Script***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* We found your script.

*

* -Manella

* W00t! THX!

*

* -Manella

* S-still... I dunno...

*

* -Manella

* That woman is to be ph34red

* when you bring something to

* her late...

*

* -Manella

* Say, um, j00 think j00

* d00dz could take it down

* there for me? THX!

*

* -Maya

* Is that producer

* really that scary?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Well, she's certainly

* not NORMAL...)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

         Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Script***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Here, we found it!

* Your script!

*

* -Vasquez

* Ah.

*

* Script handed to Dee Vasquez.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... uh...

*

* -Phoenix

* You're not going

* to talk to us?

*

* -Vasquez

* Quiet.

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm reading.

*

* -Maya

* ...!

*

* -Maya

* Just you hold on!

* What's the big idea!?

*

* -Maya

* Who do you think you are

* anyway!? And, and do you

* even know who we are!?

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* Powers's lawyers?

*

* -Maya

* Umm.... right.

*

* -Vasquez

* Am I a suspect?

*

* -Maya

* N-no, it's just,

* well, no, but...

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* You wanted to know about

* the day of the murder?

*

* -Maya

* Y-yes. Anything you could

* tell us would be a big help.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* You know there was a meeting

* here at noon?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yes. With the director and

* the people from the network...

*

* -Vasquez

* Correct.

*

* -Vasquez

* Now, listen closely.

*

* -Vasquez

* None of the people in this

* trailer that afternoon went

* to Studio One.

*

* -Vasquez

* It was impossible

* for us to leave.

*

* -Maya

* Impossible? Why?

*

* -Vasquez

* The path was blocked.

*

* -Phoenix

* The... path?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The blocked path"************

*

* -Phoenix

* On the day of the murder,

* the path that leads here

* was blocked?

*

* -Vasquez

* You saw Mr. Monkey

* on the way here, correct?

*

* -Phoenix

* M-"Mr. Monkey"?

*

* -Vasquez

* The monkey with the

* broken head.

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh, right, that...

* (What an original name...)

*

* -Vasquez

* Its head fell over in the wind

* on the day of the murder.

*

* -Vasquez

* They didn't start moving

* the head out of the way

* until after 3:00.

*

* -Vasquez

* It was after 4:00 by the

* time the path was unblocked.

*

* -Vasquez

* Capice?

*

* -Vasquez

* Everyone in this trailer

* was stuck here until

* the path was cleared.

*

* -Vasquez

* Stuck in this trailer.

* Stuck until afer 4:00.

*

* -Vasquez

* Hammer died at 2:30.

*

* -Vasquez

* This, none of us could

* have gone to Studio One.

*

* -Maya

* W-what!?

*

* -Vasquez

* It's true.

*

* -Vasquez

* A crane came just after

* 3:00 to move the head.

*

* -Vasquez

* We called some people in to

* clear the way. I'm sure they'd

* corroborate my story.

*

* -Phoenix

* B-but wait!

*

* -Phoenix

* What if the head fell

* over after 2:30?

*

* -Phoenix

* Then you could have

* gone to Studio One!

*

* -Vasquez

* 2:30... the time of death.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* Very well.

*

* -Vasquez

* Come.

*

* MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

*

********************************************

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

That's "Mr. Monkey."

 

-Vasquez

When it wasn't broken,

it announced the time...

in "ooks."

 

-Vasquez

One "ook" per hour.

Ook ook ook ook.

Always with the ooking.

 

-Phoenix

(It IS a monkey, after all.

 

-Vasquez

Check its head.

 

-Vasquez

The clock inside stopped

when it broke.

 

-Maya

...!

 

-Maya

Nick, it's stopped at 2:15.

 

-Phoenix

2:15...?

 

-Vasquez

That's right.

 

-Vasquez

This path was blocked from

2:15 till after 4:00.

 

-Vasquez

Therefore, we're innocent.

 

-Phoenix

Mr. Hammer died in Studio One

at 2:30...

 

-Vasquez

See?

Good bye.

 

Mr. Monkey data added

to the Court Record.

 

-Maya

What do we do, Nick?

 

-Maya

There isn't anyone besides

WP who could have killed

Hammer!

 

-Maya

It's over...

We're finished!

 

-Phoenix

(It sure doesn't look good.)

 

-Phoenix

(Guess we should head back

to the office and plan

our strategy...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine path to the left*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the path that goes

* to Studio Two.

*

* -Phoenix

* The mascot's head fell

* right on the path on the

* day of the murder.

*

* -Phoenix

* The path was completely

* blocked between 2:00 and 4:00.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mascot***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I see. There's a clock and

* a speaker in the monkey's

* head.

*

* -Phoenix

* It would usually tell

* the time by "ook"ing.

*

* -Phoenix

* The clock is stopped

* at 2:15 now.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bench****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I really want to take a break,

* but we have work to do!

*

* -Phoenix

* Still, it's kind of sad

* to see so many empty

* benches...

*

* -Phoenix

* Kind of like if you threw

* a party, and nobody came.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

         Wright & Co.Law Offices

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Phoenix

Now what...

We're fresh out of clues.

 

-Phoenix

Everyone's alibi is water-

tight. We don't even have

any promising leads.

 

-Phoenix

Things are looking

pretty grim.

 

-???

It's a little early for

giving up, don't you think?

 

-Phoenix

Huh?

 

-???

You've got one lead...

 

-Phoenix

M-Mia! It's you!

 

-Phoenix

What took you so long!?

 

-Mia

Sorry, Phoenix.

 

-Mia

Maya has trouble calling me

unless she's really in

trouble.

 

-Phoenix

Right! Oh, wait. I guess

that means we're really

in trouble.

 

-Mia

I'd say so.

 

-Phoenix

What did you mean, we

have one lead...?

 

-Mia

The boy, of course.

 

-Cody

Yeah, I saw 'em.

I saw everything!

 

-Maya

What!?

 

-Cody

But...but no way am

I telling you losers!

 

-Phoenix

I dunno. He didn't sound

like he was going to help

us at all.

 

-Mia

I'm sure you can find

some way of bringing

him over to your side.

 

-Mia

Either way, we should

get back to the studios.

 

-Mia

That boy is our last

hope, Phoenix.

 

-Phoenix

(Thanks, now I'm more

worried than I was before...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine poster***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A poster of an old movie

* that Mia liked.

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh, hey!

*

* -Phoenix

* Mia, what's the name

* of this movie?

*

* -Mia

* That movie...? Oh!

* I'd sure like to

* see that one again!

*

* -Mia

* It's, um...

* What was it, again?

*

* -Mia

* S-sorry, it's right

* on the tip of my tongue...

*

* -Phoenix

* (Let me guess... it's

* a suspense thriller?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine plant****************************

*

* -Mia

* My poor plant! It looks

* so... so sluggish!

*

* -Mia

* Have you been watering

* it properly, Phoenix?

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, well, Maya

* has actually...

*

* -Phoenix

* I think maybe she's

* giving it too much.

*

* -Mia

* That child!

* Sorry, Charley.

*

* -Phoenix

* (The plant's name is...

* Charley?)

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Mia

* Showing me that isn't

* going to do any good.

*

* -Mia

* You know what they say,

* "Dead men don't tell tales."

*

* -Phoenix

* (You sure are talking enough!)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What to do"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* So, what's the best

* thing to do from here?

*

* -Mia

* We need to get to the studio

* and talk to that boy.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Any ideas"*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* So, do you have any

* ideas about who might

* have done this?

*

* -Mia

* We don't have enough

* information to make

* a case yet.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Where have I heard

* that phrase before?)

*

* -Phoenix

* (So THAT's where Maya

* got it from...)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Detention Center

Visitor's Room

 

-Phoenix

I guess Mr. Powers

is in questioning...

 

-Mia

Oh well.

 

-Mia

Let's try again

another day, Phoenix.

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Global Studios

Main Gate

 

-Oldbag

Huff... puff... huff... puff

... huff... puff... huff...

 

-Oldbag

Huff... puff... huff... puff

... huff... puff... huff...

 

-Phoenix

W-what's wrong?

 

-Oldbag

Huff... puff... huff... puff

... whih... whippersnapper!

 

-Phoenix

(She's been chasing that

boy this whole time.)

 

-Oldbag

Huff... puff... when... when

I ca... catch him... I... huff

 

-Phoenix

(Sounds like she hasn't had

any luck catching him.)

 

-Oldbag

Huff... puff... I...  I got a

hostage now, whippersnapper!

 

-Phoenix

(A "hostage"...!?)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Cardkey**************************

*

* -Oldbag

* H-hey... that... huff...

*

* -Oldbag

* That's a card... huff...

* Studio One?

*

* -Phoenix

* Right. A cardkey

* to Studio One.

*

* -Oldbag

* Huff... puff... I... I could

* visit poor Hammer...

*

* -Oldbag

* I'd like to visit... huff...

* he died... whew.

*

* -Oldbag

* I was his...

* his fan.

*

* -Phoenix

* You don't have your own

* card, Ms. Oldbag?

*

* -Oldbag

* Studio One isn't my turf.

* Huff... huff...

*

* -Oldbag

* You'll let me borrow...

* borrow it, then?

*

* -Phoenix

* (If I give her the cardkey,

* then I won't be able to

* get into Studio One...!)

*

* ***Keep the cardkey*************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Sorry, we have our own

* * investigating to do there.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * Huff... huff... puff.

* * Poo.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Was that last bit a

* * breath, or a pout...?)

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***Lend her the cardkey*********************

* *

* * -Mia

* * Why don't you let

* * her borrow it, Phoenix?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * I guess it can't hurt.

* * Here you go, Ms. Oldbag.

* *

* * Cardkey lent to Ms. Oldbag.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * ...

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * Listen to me, sonny.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * I don't like having

* * debts to no whippersnappers.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * You take this, and

* * we're even. Deal?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * What's this...?

* * A Steel Samurai trading

* * card?

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * That sneaky kid dropped it!

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * I figure it's pretty

* * important to him, though.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Thank you, I may

* * have a use for this.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (This must be the "hostage"

* * she was talking about.)

* *

* * Steel Samurai Card added

* * to the Court Record.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * Right.

* * I'm off.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (There she goes, hobbling

* * off toward the studio...)

* *

* ********************************************

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Oldbag

* I... I told you

* who I s-saw! Huff!

*

* -Oldbag

* Huff... it... it was Powers!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Well, at least she's

* consistent...)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Trailer Key**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Oldbag? I'm borrowing

* this... just so you know.

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh... o-okay... huff.

*

* -Oldbag

* J-just be sure to... huff...

* give it b-back... puff.

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's not as demanding

* when she's exhausted.)

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Oldbag

* Huff... huff... puff...

* ... huff... puff... haaah!

*

* -Oldbag

* ... Huff.. huff... puff...

* huff... puff... huff... hooo!

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's too busy catching her

* breath to tell me anything!)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The fanboy"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... what happened

* to the boy?

*

* -Oldbag

* I-if I see him

* a-again, I'll... huff!

*

* -Oldbag

* L-lay him flat!

* Huff... puff...

*

* -Mia

* My, what a violent

* old lady...

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director, et al."********

*

* -Phoenix

* Actually, I met with

* the director just now...

*

* -Oldbag

* Eh? Hah... my heart,

* it don't feel so good.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Is she okay!?)

*

* -Oldbag

* B-before I go, I'd like

* to v-visit the place where

* poor H-Hammer died...

*

* -Phoenix

* (Right... she was saying she

* wanted to visit the studio

* where he died.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The "hostage""***************

*

* -Phoenix

* What's this about

* a "hostage"?

*

* -Oldbag

* Huff... huff...

* W-when that boy

* was running away...

*

* -Oldbag

* ...he dropped this,

* a-and ran! Huff... huff...

*

* -Oldbag

* H-he'll come back... huff...

* huff... for this one!

*

* -Phoenix

* (It's kind of hard to

* understand her with all

* that huffing and puffing.)

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix!

* That "hostage" might

* be what we need!

*

* -Mia

* Cody might talk to us

* if we gave him that!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Good idea!)

* Ms. Oldbag! might I...

*

* -Oldbag

* No!

*

* -Oldbag

* I'm catching that brat if

* it's the last thing I do!

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix. Do you have anything

* you might trade with her?

*

* -Phoenix

* (A trade, hmm...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (I wonder...?)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine WELCOME sign*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* "Welcome"...

*

* -Phoenix

* I wonder if the murder will

* make this place famous, too.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Inside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine backdrop*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A stage backdrop.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is "Neo Fujiyama,"

* according to Maya.

*

* -Phoenix

* It looks incredibly fake,

* but I guess the kids

* don't mind.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cameras**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A collection of expensive

* film equipment.

*

* -Phoenix

* I can't even begin to

* imagine how much just

* one of these costs.

*

* -Phoenix

* If we broke one, we'd go

* bankrupt for sure.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine ladder***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A perfectly normal stepladder.

*

* -Phoenix

* I've never actually used

* one. I don't like heights.

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm a firm belever that

* humankind was made to keep

* both feet on the ground.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine director's chair*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* A classic director's chair.

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm surprised they don't

* have an extra large one

* for Mr. Manella.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine white board**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* A panel for reflecting light.

*

* -Phoenix

* They call it a "reflecting

* board" or something.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine van******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* A light van for moving

* staff and equipment around.

*

* -Phoenix

* They've kept it in pretty

* good shape. Looks like it'd

* run fine.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine "2"******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a big "2" painted

* here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Probably because this

* is Studio Two?

*

* -Phoenix

* Probably...

* Though it doesn't look

* anything like a studio.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like two people

* ate here.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's nothing left

* on the plates.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine storage materials****************

*

* -Phoenix

* These look like materials

* for making a movie set.

*

* -Phoenix

* They've been sitting here

* for quite some time.

*

* -Phoenix

* This might as well

* be a junkyard.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine flowers**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Nameless flowers bloom

* in solitude.

*

* -Phoenix

* They probably have a proper

* name...

*

* -Phoenix

* But it is not for me to know.

* Not now, nor ever till the

* end of my days.

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* I need a vacation.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trailer door*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The door is unlocked.

*

* -Phoenix

* We could probably

* just walk right in.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine middle poster********************

*

* -Phoenix

* "'Samurai Summer'

* starring Jack Hammer."

*

* -Phoenix

* This poster looks like it's

* been hanging here for years.

*

* -Mia

* This is one of Maya's

* favorite movies.

*

* -Phoenix

* Maybe we should replace

* the poster in the office

* with this one?

*

* -Mia

* That... would be

* kind of sad.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine left poster**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Another old movie poster.

* "'The Singing Samurai'

* starring Jack Hammer."

*

* -Phoenix

* What the hell do samurai

* sing about? Chopping off

* heads?

*

* -Mia

* It's a samurai musical

* set in ancient Japan.

*

* -Phoenix

* A s-samurai musical?

* Is that even a genre!?

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, I'm impressed.

* You know your stuff, Mia.

*

* -Mia

* Oh, Maya's the real fan.

* I just picked a little up.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio Two

         Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Global Studios

Employee Area

 

-Phoenix

Hey!

 

-Phoenix

Hey, you!

W-wait a sec!

 

-Mia

...

 

-Mia

Phoenix...

Was that the boy?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah.

His name's "Cody Hackins."

 

-Mia

I think he ran into

the dressing room.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine dressing room door***************

*

* -Phoenix

* The door to the dressing room.

* It's not locked.

*

* -Mia

* This is where

* Cody ran...

*

* -Mia

* Let's go in and see if

* we can get him to talk.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine vending machine******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's see... cola, candy,

* chips, gum...

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh. It's so... normal.

*

* -Phoenix

* I was expecting some cool

* theme snacks, or something.

* Popcorn, at least!

*

* -Mia

* Look at this! "Spaghetti

* in a Soda Can"...?

*

* -Phoenix

* S-spaghetti?

*

* -Phoenix

* Wouldn't just the sauce

* come out and the noodles

* all stay stuck inside?

*

* -Mia

* "Best when slammed."

* I guess they want you to

* drink it in one gulp...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Slamming spaghetti.

* Right...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine storage room door****************

*

* -Phoenix

* That must be the storage room.

*

* -Phoenix

* That's where they keep

* all the film equipment.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bicycle**************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like one of those

* electric-powered bicycles.

*

* -Phoenix

* I dunno about these.

* I mean, what's the point?

*

* -Mia

* It makes it a lot easier

* to go up hills!

*

* -Phoenix

* Where have I heard

* that line before...?

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Global Studios

Dressing Room

 

-Phoenix

He's sure to be in

here somewhere...

 

-Phoenix

Found you!

 

-Cody

...!

 

-Phoenix

Dammit! He's getting away!

 

-Mia

Come back!

 

-Mia

...

 

-Mia

There.

He's back.

 

-Phoenix

(How did she...!?)

 

-Cody

...

 

-Mia

Hey there. Would you

mind helping us out?

 

-Mia

Please?

 

-Cody

...

 

-Cody

I-I'm Cody.

 

-Mia

Hello, Cody.

I'm Mia. Mia Fey.

 

-Mia

Nice to meet you.

 

-Cody

Yo.

 

-Phoenix

And I'm Phoenix Wright!

 

-Cody

Who asked?

 

-Mia

Phoenix, you can

take it from here.

 

-Phoenix

(I'm not so sure

I'm qualified...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine cosmetics************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's an array of

* cosmetics here.

*

* -Phoenix

* According to Maya, that

* wig was used in some old

* TV show...

*

* -Cody

* You don't know "Samurai

* Boogey-Woogey"!?

*

* -Cody

* You're even lamer

* than I thought!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Why does everybody but

* me know about this show!?)

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a box of snacks

* on the table, and some cans

* of soda.

*

* -Phoenix

* They're all empty.

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm glad Maya isn't here

* to see this. She'd be

* devastated.

*

* -Mia

* Sorry?

* What was that about Maya?

*

* -Phoenix

* O-oh, nothing.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Mr. Powers's bag.

*

* -Mia

* Now, Phoenix, it's not polite

* to look through other people's

* belongings.

*

* -Phoenix

* H-hey, don't look at me!

* (Tell that to your sister!)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Cody

* Hey, it's the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Cody

* Huh? Why's he dragging

* his foot like that?

*

* -Cody

* Where'd you get this,

* anyway?

*

********************************************

 

***Present Samurai Spear********************

*

* -Cody

* The Samurai Spear!

* That's totally cool.

*

* -Cody

* I wish I had one, too...

*

* -Phoenix

* (This kid and Maya

* would get along great.)

*

********************************************

 

***Present Steel Samurai Card***************

*

* -Phoenix

* Cody...

* This look familiar?

*

* -Cody

* Hey! My UR!

*

* -Phoenix

* "You are"... huh?

*

* -Cody

* "U.R." You know, "ultra rare"!

* That card's really hard to

* get!

*

* -Cody

* Man, for a grown-up,

* you sure are dumb!

*

* -Phoenix

* I'll give you this...

* IF you help me.

*

* -Cody

* But that's my card!

* By offering me something I

* already own, you're in effect

*

* -Cody

* eschewing the very basis of

* our consumer society, namely

* the principle of fair trade!

*

* -Cody

* Man, for a grown-up,

* you sure are dumb!

*

* -Phoenix

* (W-what do they teach these

* kids in school these days!?

* Quantum physics!?)

*

* -Cody

* Whatever, I don't need

* that card.

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh?

*

* -Cody

* I got a double.

*

* -Cody

* Just keep it.

* It's yours.

*

* -Phoenix

* (What!? After I went through

* all that trouble...)

*

* -Cody

* If you want to trade,

* find me a REALLY rare

* card!

*

* -Phoenix

* "Really rare"!?

* You mean there's something

* rarer than "Ultra Rare"!?

*

* -Cody

* Ultra Rare Premium cards

* are way rarer than plain

* Ultra Rare cards! Come ON!

*

* -Cody

* Man, for a grown-up,

* you sure are dumb!

*

* -Phoenix

* Premium... rare... why do I

* feel like we're talking about

* steaks?

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Cody

* What's that?

* Bo-ring!

*

* -Cody

* Man, how can one person be so

* lame!? If you were a superhero

* you'd be Lame-o-man!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* The Steel Samurai's so cool.

* I think he's the, um, the

* "bomb."

*

* -Cody

* Hah! What would a lamer like

* you know about the Steel

* Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* H-hey, watch that attitude!

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix, you really

* should't yell like that.

* He's only a kid.

*

* -Cody

* Yeah! Don't yell like that

* I'm only a kid!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What happened"***************

*

* -Phoenix

* So, do you know anything

* about what happened here?

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell me, please?

*

* -Cody

* I don't know nothing!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Hmm... looks like a little

* persuasion's necessary.

* Maybe a bribe...?)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

         Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 18

Studio Two Trailer

 

-Penny

Oh, hi.

 

-Phoenix

Hello.

What brings you here?

 

-Penny

Oh, well, I had to

arrange some stuff...

 

-Penny

Umm...

 

-Phoenix

Yes?

 

-Penny

The, um, girl with you.

Doesn't she seem a little

different?

 

-Penny

Like, is she even the

same person as before?

 

-Phoenix

Um, nope! She's the same

as always.

 

-Mia

Same as always.

 

-Penny

Okay... whatever you say...

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Steel Samurai Card***************

*

* -Phoenix

* Do you know anything

* about this?

*

* -Penny

* Hey, that's a Steel

* Samurai trading card.

*

* -Penny

* I collect those, actually.

*

* -Penny

* I'm one card away

* from a complete set!

*

* -Phoenix

* A complete set?

*

* -Penny

* Yeah, a set of one of

* each card.

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh...

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* Wait...Waitwaitwaitwait!!!

*

* -Penny

* That's it!!! That's the card

* I need! You don't know how

* long I've been looking for it!

*

* -Phoenix

* Uh...

*

* -Penny

* I don't care what kind

* of girl you might think

* I am, I need that card!

*

* -Penny

* P-please! I beg you!

* Please trade with me!

*

* -Phoenix

* T-trade with you?

*

* -Penny

* Yes, trade cards!

*

* -Penny

* Look, I'll even trade you

* an Ultra Rare Premium card!

*

* -Phoenix

* Trade me a... huh?

*

* -Penny

* Yes, it's a good deal for

* your Ultra Rare!

*

* -Penny

* Please!!!

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix!

* Can't you see she's desperate?

*

* -Phoenix

* (W-what's everybody getting

* so excited about...?)

*

* ***Trade************************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Okay.

* *

* * CONTINUE

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***Don't trade******************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * No... no, I can't.

* * See, this card isn't

* * really even mine.

* *

* * -Penny

* * !!!

* *

* * -Penny

* * I... I see.

* *

* * -Penny

* * O-of course.

* *

* * -Penny

* * Of course it wouldn't

* * be yours.

* *

* * -Penny

* * Of course you couldn't

* * trade it with me.

* *

* * -Penny

* * Of course I won't ever

* * get that card, ever.

* *

* * -Penny

* * Of course I don't even

* * really deserve that card.

* *

* * -Mia

* * Phoenix, do something!

* * She's blacking out!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * O-o-okay, okay!

* * I'll trade!

* *

* * CONTINUE

* *

* ********************************************

*

* -Penny

* Really!?

* Th-thanks!!!

*

* -Penny

* Then this is for you.

*

* URP Card added to

* the Court Record.

*

* -Penny

* Yaa-hoo!

*

* -Phoenix

* (And there she goes...)

*

* -Mia

* Doesn't doing good things

* like that make you feel great?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah. Yeah, it does.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The fanboy"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Have you seen that boy

* since then?

*

* -Penny

* Nope.

*

* -Penny

* You missed it, though.

*

* -Penny

* The security lady was chasing

* around after the boy so

* fast I thought she'd collapse.

*

* -Penny

* Of course, he got away in

* the end. Boy, was she mad!

*

* -Phoenix

* Actually, we saw them.

* How's the old windbag doing?

*

* -Penny

* She was squeezing donuts

* through her clenched fists

* back at the guard station.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Some people take their

* jobs a little too seriously.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Are all the posters on the

* wall here of Hammer?

*

* -Penny

* Yes. It's really a terrible

* loss for the studios.

*

* -Phoenix

* But... his popularity had

* been waning recently, right?

*

* -Penny

* That's true.

*

* -Penny

* Then again, after what

* happened...

*

* -Phoenix

* After WHAT happened?

*

* -Penny

* Y-you mean, you don't know

* about Hammer...?

*

* -Phoenix

* No, what?

*

* -Penny

* I-I'm sorry.

*

* -Penny

* I shouldn't have said

* anything.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What happened?"**************

*

* -Phoenix

* Wait, now you have to

* tell me. What happened

* with Hammer?

*

* -Penny

* I-I'm sorry.

*

* -Penny

* I'm probably not the one

* who should tell you.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Uh oh. Why do I get the

* feeling something's being

* covered up here?)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio Two

         Outside Studio One

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

         Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present URP Card*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* See this card?

*

* -Cody

* Yeah, so... Wait!

* That's it!!!

*

* -Cody

* That's the last Ultra

* Rare Premium card I need!

*

* -Cody

* C'mon give it to me, please!

* You gotta give it to me!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Wow, I've never seen him

* so... eager.)

*

* -Phoenix

* R-right! Okay!

* How about a trade?

*

* -Cody

* You're on!

*

* -Cody

* I'll give you a "Samurai

* Spear" and throw in an

* "Evil Magistrate" to boot!!

*

* -Phoenix

* No no no no... not that

* kind of trade.

*

* -Phoenix

* I don't want cards.

* I want information.

*

* -Cody

* Huh? You sure?

* Fine by me!

*

* Gave URP Card to Cody.

*

* -Mia

* Okay, Phoenix. Let's hear

* what he has to say.

*

* -Mia

* If he knows something that

* could help us, we can have

* him take the stand tomorrow.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* So... you like the Steel

* Samurai.

*

* -Cody

* He's so cool!

*

* -Phoenix

* I... I guess.

*

* -Cody

* You're judging him by his

* looks! You have to look at

* his actions,  at his life!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I'm being lectured on life

* by a grade schooler...)

*

* -Cody

* You like him too, don'tcha?

*

* -Phoenix

* Uh... Oh, me? Y-yeah!

* I, um, love the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Cody

* So, tell me what your

* favorite thing about

* the Steel Samurai is!

*

* ***His kind nature**************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * R-right...

* * (C'mon, think of something!)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * I really like his, um, his

* * kind nature. What a guy!

* *

* * -Cody

* * Totally!

* *

* * -Cody

* * He looks so tough, but

* * inside, he's as gentle

* * as a kitten!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Yeah...

* *

* * -Cody

* * So, what else do you

* * like about him?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Don't tell me I have

* * to keep this act up...)

* *

* * RETURN TO QUESTION

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***His fighting skills**********************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Got to think of

* * something...)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * I like it when he, uh,

* * he vanquishes his foes!

* *

* * -Cody

* * Yeah! Whizzam!

* *

* * -Cody

* * The Steel Samurai always wins!

* * Always!

* *

* * -Cody

* * Check this out!

* * It's my fan album!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * What the...?

* * It's all pictures of

* * the Steel Samurai.

* *

* * -Cody

* * I go to every live

* * performance!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Those stupid publicity stunts

* * where they beat each other

* * up in public...?)

* *

* * -Cody

* * I always take a picture when

* * the Steel Samurai lands the

* * final blow! Whizzam!

* *

* * -Cody

* * I got 'em all! I never missed

* * one! A perfect collection!

* *

* * -Cody

* * Check it out!

* * My new digital camera!

* *

* * -Mia

* * Wow, that's very impressive.

* * The newest model, isn't it?

* *

* * -Cody

* * You bet, lady!

* * I just got it for

* * my birthday.

* *

* * -Cody

* * My album has a name, wanna

* * hear it? "The Steel Samurai:

* * Path To Glory."

* *

* * -Cody

* * The Steel Samurai always wins!

* * Always!

* *

* * -Cody

* * Hey, if you want this,

* * you can have it, lady.

* *

* * -Mia

* * Really? Are you sure?

* *

* * -Cody

* * Yeah, I took these with

* * a digital camera.

* *

* * -Cody

* * I got all the data at

* * home so I can always

* * make another one.

* *

* * -Mia

* * Well, then I'm happy

* * to accept! Thank you.

* *

* * "Path to Glory" received.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * What's with people always

* * giving stuff to Mia?

* * What a life!)

* *

* * -Mia

* * ?

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***Will Powers's acting*********************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * W-well... (I've never even

* * seen a full episode of that

* * dumb show.)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * A-actually, I'm kind of

* * a fan of Will Powers...

* *

* * -Cody

* * Whoa! That's totally

* * hard-core!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (You're calling ME hard-core?)

* *

* * -Cody

* * So, what else do you

* * like about him?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Don't tell me I have

* * to keep this act up...)

* *

* * RETURN TO QUESTION

* *

* ********************************************

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai" again*****

*

* -Phoenix

* So... you like the Steel

* Samurai.

*

* -Cody

* Well, yeah! Duh!

* He's so strong!

*

* -Phoenix

* I... I guess.

*

* -Cody

* You're judging him by his

* looks! You have to look at

* his actions, at his life!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I'm being lectured on life

* by a grade schooler...)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What happened"***************

*

* -Phoenix

* You were here on the day

* of the... incident, right?

*

* -Cody

* Yeah...

*

* -Phoenix

* Did you see anything

* unusual?

*

* -Cody

* ...

*

* -Mia

* Cody.

*

* -Cody

* !

*

* -Mia

* Cody, he needs to know because

* he's fighting for justice.

*

* -Mia

* Isn't that the Steel Samurai's

* motto? "For great justice"?

*

* -Mia

* You have to help us fight

* for great justice, too.

*

* -Cody

* I...

* I saw...

*

* -Cody

* I saw everything!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Well, well...

* We might get some useful

* information out of him yet.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "What you saw"****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Cody... I need to ask

* you something very

* important.

*

* -Phoenix

* What did you see on the

* day of the incident?

*

* -Cody

* ...

*

* -Cody

* I got here that day

* around 2:00...

*

* -Cody

* I had to come in through

* the woods out back so that

* old lady wouldn't see me.

*

* -Cody

* I got kinda lost, though.

* I was in there for maybe

* a half hour or so.

*

* -Cody

* Then I finally got

* to the studio.

*

* -Cody

* After that...

*

* -Mia

* What is it, Cody?

*

* -Cody

* Th-the Steel Samurai killed

* the bad guy!

*

* -Cody

* He used his Samurai Spear!

* Just like always! One shot,

* one kill!

*

* -Cody

* It happened so fast...

* I got scared.

*

* -Cody

* I went home after that.

*

* -Phoenix

* I... I see.

* It must have been hard

* for you.

*

* -Cody

* Man, you say those nice things

* but it's so obvious you aren't

* speaking from the heart.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Umm... right.)

* Mia?

*

* -Mia

* Yes?

*

* -Phoenix

* I think we can say for sure

* this means the Steel Samurai

* did it.

*

* -Mia

* True enough.

*

* -Phoenix

* And the director has an

* alibi, so it wasn't him.

*

* -Mia

* Indeed.

*

* -Phoenix

* So... the only person left

* who it could have been is

* Will Powers!

*

* -Mia

* ...

*

* -Mia

* I have to admit, it's kind

* of a shock.

*

* -Mia

* But if you put this boy on

* the witness stand, your client

* will be "guilty" for sure.

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's not call him then...

*

* -Mia

* I think that would be wise.

* Best to leave this one alone.

*

* -???

* Not so fast, pal!

*

* -Gumshoe

* I heard everything!

*

* -Gumshoe

* This boy here's

* a key witness!

*

* -Gumshoe

* And he's under police

* protection, starting now!

*

* -Gumshoe

* C'mon, son.

*

* -Gumshoe

* You've got a rendezvous

* with me down at the precinct!

*

* -Cody

* No! I ain't going!

*

* -Cody

* Waah!

*

* -Mia

* ...

*

* -Mia

* That didn't go so well.

*

* -Mia

* We're back to zero leads.

*

* -Mia

* And now we have a serious

* handicap in court.

*

* -Phoenix

* W-what're we going to do, Mia!

*

* -Mia

* Well, hmm...

*

* -Mia

* I... really need to be going.

*

* -Mia

* Don't worry, Phoenix.

* I'm sure you'll be fine!

*

* -Phoenix

* Whoa whoa whoa!

*

* -Phoenix

* C-come to the trial

* tomorrow, please!

* I need you there!

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix, can I ask you

* something?

*

* -Mia

* Do you really believe

* that Mr. Powers is innocent?

*

* ***I believe********************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Of course he is!

* *

* * -Mia

* * ...

* *

* * -Mia

* * That's all I wanted to hear.

* *

* * -Mia

* * Excellent.

* * I'll see you in court, then.

* *

* * CONTINUE

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***I don't know*****************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (I never expected things to

* * go this badly for Powers's

* * case...)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (I'm not sure we can

* * win this one.)

* *

* * -Mia

* * Phoenix?

* *

* * -Mia

* * If you don't believe

* * him, who will!?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (Uh oh, she's mad.)

* *

* * -Mia

* * Oh well...

* * I'll see you in court

* * tomorrow then.

* *

* * CONTINUE

* *

* ********************************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Great!

* Thanks, Mia!

*

* -Mia

* See you soon.

*

********************************************

 

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|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|DAY 3 - TRIAL                |

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

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October 19, 9:42 AM

District Court

Defendant Lobby No. 1

 

-Will

...

 

-Will

...

 

-Will

Umm... Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

Yes?

 

-Will

Why do you look

so... unhappy?

 

-Phoenix

O-oh! Oh, nothing!

Eh heh heh.

 

-Phoenix

Really, it's nothing.

 

-Phoenix

Right, Mia?

 

-Phoenix

(Uh oh. She looks even

unhappier...)

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

Your client is now practically

a dead man walking...

 

-Mia

Perhaps that's why I feel

particularly close to him.

 

-Phoenix

This is no time for dead-

people jokes, please.

 

-Mia

You know we're going into this

trial utterly defenseless.

 

-Mia

Yet, if Mr. Powers is

truly innocent...

 

-Mia

We should be able to find

something overlooked in the

evidence to prove it.

 

-Phoenix

Something "overlooked"...?

 

-Mia

We have to find something,

Phoenix, today.

 

-Mia

It's that, or lose the trial.

 

-Phoenix

(This isn't going to be easy.)

 

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October 19, 10:00 AM

District Court

Courtroom No. 4

 

-Judge

The court is now in

session for the trial

of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

The defense is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Judge

Very well. Mr. Edgeworth, your

opening statement, please.

 

-Edgeworth

An unexpected fact has come

to the attention of the court.

 

-Edgeworth

Yesterday, we learned that

there were other people

present at the studios!

 

-Edgeworth

Today, I would like to show

evidence proving they had

nothing to do with the murder.

 

-Judge

Very well.

 

-Judge

You may call your first

witness, Mr. Edgeworth.

 

-Phoenix

(I wonder if that producer

is going to come out...)

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution calls

Mr. Sal Manella to the stand.

 

-Phoenix

(... or that director.)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

Will the witness state

his name and profession?

 

-Manella

...

 

-Manella

How r00d can j00 get!

 

-Manella

J00 don't know ME!?

 

-Manella

I'm the director! I make

the Steel Samurai, n00b! ROFL!

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Manella

S... Sal Manella.

I'm a director.

Television.

 

-Judge

Were you at Global Studios

on the day of the murder?

 

-Manella

Y-yes, Your Honor.

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Very well. Please testify

to the court about the

events of that day.

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

Let's start by picking this

testimony apart.

 

-Mia

If Powers is innocent,

you know what that means.

 

-Mia

Someone in the trailer

on that day did it!

 

-Phoenix

R-right.

(She doesn't waste any time

putting on the pressure!)

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- The Day of the Murder --

 

(1)

-Manella

I was at the studios from

around 9:00 that morning.

 

(2)

-Manella

During the morning, I was

doing... umm... an action

scene run-through.

 

(3)

-Manella

It took a lot more time

than I thought it would.

 

(4)

-Manella

I hear that everyone else

ate lunch in the Employee

Area...

 

(5)

-Manella

But I had a meeting in the

Studio Two trailer, so I ended

up skipping lunch.

 

(6)

-Manella

We were in the meeting

until around 4:00...

 

(7)

-Manella

During the meeting, well,

I'm pretty sure no one

left their chairs.

 

-Manella

That's about it.

 

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-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

The time of Mr. Hammer's

death was 2:30 PM.

 

-Judge

And according to your

testimony, you were in

a meeting at that time.

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright, you may begin

your cross-examination.

 

-Phoenix

Yes, Your Honor.

 

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CROSS EXAMINATION

-- The Day of the Murder --

 

(1)

-Manella

I was at the studios from

around 9:00 that morning.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Is that when you always

   come in to work?

 

   -Manella

   Oh, oh no. I come in all

   sort of hours. It's the

   "industry" way.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Yeah, I know all about

   the freaks in your

   "industry"...)

 

   -Manella

   Still, FWIW, I was pretty

   busy all that day. :(

 

   -Edgeworth

   Tell us more about that.

 

(2)

-Manella

During the morning, I was

doing... umm... an action

scene run-through.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   In the Employee Area?

 

   -Manella

   That's right.

 

   -Manella

   It was a fight scene between

   the Steel Samurai and the

   Evil Magistrate.

 

   -Phoenix

   Was anyone else at

   the run-through?

 

   -Manella

   Oh, yeah. That security lady

   was sitting there watching

   the whole thing. LOL.

 

   -Manella

   She was cheering on Hammer,

   if you can believe it.

 

   -Phoenix

   (She certainly has the

   lungs for it...)

 

   -Phoenix

   Anyone else?

 

   -Manella

   Nope, just us four.

 

(3)

-Manella

It took a lot more time

than I thought it would.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Why did it go on so long?

 

   -Manella

   Um, I'm pretty sure j00've

   already heard about this...

 

   -Manella

   But WP twisted his ankle

   during the run-through, see...

 

   -Phoenix

   (Oh, right, thus the limp.)

 

   -Manella

   Which of course lef to me

   missing my lunch. ROFS!

 

   -Phoenix

   (ROFS? Rolling on the Floor...

   Starving?)

 

(4)

-Manella

I hear that everyone else

ate lunch in the Employee

Area...

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What exactly did they

   have for lunch?

 

   -Manella

   T-bone steak!

   The assistant cooked some up.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Come to think of it, there

   was a plate with some bones

   on it in the Employee Area.)

 

   -Edgeworth

   "Everyone else" meaning

   that the witness did not

   eat with them.

 

(5)

-Manella

But I had a meeting in the

Studio Two trailer, so I ended

up skipping lunch.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So, in the end, you didn't

   get to eat?

 

   -Manella

   Yeah. No steak, at least!

   Can j00 believe it?

 

   -Phoenix

   That must have been tough.

 

   -Mia

   Phoenix.

 

   -Phoenix

   Yeah?

 

   -Mia

   Doesn't something about

   that seem odd to you?

 

   ***Not at all*******************************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Well, no, not really.

   * Seems pretty straightforward.

   *

   * -Mia

   * Oh. Perhaps I was wrong, then.

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***It's a little vague**********************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Actually, there is something

   * bothering me.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Mr. Manella, just now you

   * said "steak, at least."

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * So you ate something

   * other than steak?

   *

   * -Manella

   * Yeah, good call!

   *

   * -Manella

   * I had some chocolate in

   * my pocket, which I used to

   * stave off starvation!

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * I see...

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Is that all? I was sure

   * I was on to something there.)

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***It's contradictory***********************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Yeah, it does seem odd,

   * now that you mention it.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Mr. Manella!

   *

   * -Manella

   * H-hmm?

   * W-what do j00 mean? *sweats*

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * When I went to that trailer,

   * I saw something on the table.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * There were two plates on the

   * table--the same kind of plates

   * as in the Employee Area.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Who ate lunch there?

   *

   * -Manella

   * M-mmpf!

   *

   * -Manella

   * No, er, ah, um, eh

   * heh. Good call! *sweats*

   *

   * -Manella

   * I, er, I was embarrassed so

   * I didn't mention it...

   *

   * -Manella

   * But I did eat, after all.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * A t-bone steak, you mean?

   *

   * -Manella

   * Yeah, well, I mean the

   * assistant went through

   * all that trouble...

   *

   * -Manella

   * I brought it to the trailer

   * thinking I could eat it later.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Clearly a man who likes

   * to eat. I'd suspected

   * as much...)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * So, when exactly did

   * you eat it?

   *

   * -Manella

   * We took one break during

   * that meeting.

   *

   * -Manella

   * I, er, wolfed it down then.

   * *drool*

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (A mental image I will carry

   * with me to my grave...)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Wait a second...!)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (If they took a break in that

   * meeting, that contradicts

   * his testimony!)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (I'll press on that one

   * a bit more...)

   *

   * SWITCH PRESS #7 TO VERSION 2

   *

   ********************************************

 

(6)

-Manella

We were in the meeting

until around 4:00...

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What were you discussing?

 

   -Manella

   The Steel Samurai story,

   and our budget.

 

   -Manella

   Get this! The sponsors turn

   to me and say, "Mr. Manella."

 

   -Manella

   "Those scripts of yours are

   not appropriate for children."

   Can j00 believe it!?

 

   -Phoenix

   (Actually, I kind of can.)

 

   -Phoenix

   So, nobody left the table

   during the whole meeting?

 

(7)

-Manella

During the meeting, well,

I'm pretty sure no one

left their chairs.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   You didn't take a single

   break?

 

   -Manella

   Er... well...

 

   -Manella

   Y-yeah!

   Not a one! *sweats*

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm... what's he sweating

   so much about, I wonder?)

 

   -Phoenix

   (If only I had an idea...)

 

   VERSION 1

 

   -Phoenix

   (I'll wait for one to come

   up and hit him with it

   later.)

 

   VERSION 2

 

   -Phoenix

   (Wait a second...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (Maybe I do have an idea!)

 

   ***Press harder*****************************

   *

   * END CROSS-EXAMINATION

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Leave him be*****************************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (No, on second thought,

   * I'm drawing a blank.)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (If I press too hard in the

   * wrong place, I'll just end

   * up scaring him into silence.)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Maybe I'll just sit back

   * and see what happens.)

   *

   ********************************************

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

If his alibi holds,

Powers is finished.

 

-Mia

Press him as hard as

you can and find out

where he's lying!

 

-Phoenix

R-right!

 

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-Phoenix

Wait a second!

 

-Phoenix

Mr. Manella, you've just

contradicted yourself!

 

-Phoenix

Didn't you just tell the court

that you ate that t-bone

steak during a break?

 

-Manella

Oops! ROFL!

 

-Phoenix

Well?

 

-Manella

Umm...

 

-Judge

Mr. Manella, what's this

all about?

 

-Manella

W-well, yeah, I guess

we did take a little break.

 

-Mia

Phoenix!

Great job!

 

-Mia

If they took a break, one

of them could have gone to

the studio during that time!

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

I call on the witness to

testify to the court about

this break!

 

-Judge

Very well.

 

-Judge

Mr. Manella, your

testimony, please.

 

-Manella

Urk!

 

-Edgeworth

Heh heh heh...

 

-Phoenix

(Uh oh. Edgeworth is

laughing...)

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- The Break --

 

(1)

-Manella

Yeah, FWIW, we took a break...

ROFL!

 

(2)

-Manella

But it was only 15 minutes!

15! That's only 13 in Base 12!

 

(3)

-Manella

Not enough time for someone

to, say, commit murder in

Studio One! LOL!

 

(4)

-Manella

That's only just enough time

to eat a t-bone steak, if

you ask me! *steams*

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

I don't think it would even

be enough time for that,

but that's just me.

 

-Judge

Very well. You may begin

the cross-examination.

 

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CROSS EXAMINATION

-- The Break --

 

(1)

-Manella

Yeah, FWIW, we took a break...

ROFL!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What time exactly did you

   take this break?

 

   -Manella

   Hmm...

 

   -Manella

   I'd say it was from around

   2:30 or so untl 2:45.

 

   -Phoenix

   (2:30!!!)

 

   -Phoenix

   (That's the time of death!)

 

   -Phoenix

   (So he could have gone to

   Studio One, killed Hammer,

   and come back...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (I guess it's possible,

   time-wise...)

 

   -Edgeworth

   ...

 

(2)

-Manella

But it was only 15 minutes!

15! That's only 13 in Base 12!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What were you doing for

   those 15 minutes?

 

   -Manella

   Eating my t-bone steak!

   What else!?

 

   -Phoenix

   There were two plates on

   the trailer table...?

 

   -Manella

   Oh, right. The other one

   was Diva's... sorry, Dee

   Vasquez's plate.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Dee Vasquez... the producer.)

 

   -Edgeworth

   To eat a t-bone steak in

   15 minutes... that's quite

   a feat.

 

(3)

-Manella

Not enough time for someone

to, say, commit murder in

Studio One! LOL!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Why is that?

 

   END CROSS-EXAMINATION

 

(4)

-Manella

That's only just enough time

to eat a t-bone steak, if

you ask me! *steams*

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   I have to say, you look like

   a guy who gets through his

   meals pretty fast.

 

   -Manella

   Well, I was facing a cold,

   slightly chewy t-bone steak...

 

   -Manella

   Even I have to take my time

   eating that kind of food. LOL

 

-Mia

Well, Phoenix?

 

-Phoenix

That testimony was too short

to wring any kind of useful

information out of!

 

-Mia

All you have to do is prove

that he was able to go to

Studio One in that time!

 

-Phoenix

(Oh, great. Is that all...)

 

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-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

Haven't we had enough of this

pointless line of questioning?

 

-Edgeworth

Your Honor!

 

-Edgeworth

The testimony to this point

has made one certain fact

painfully clear:

 

-Edgeworth

The people in the trailer

had nothing to do with this

murder!

 

-Edgeworth

It was impossible for any

of them to go to Studio One!

 

-Phoenix

What!?

 

-Edgeworth

Something wrong, Mr. Wright?

 

-Edgeworth

Surely you aren't suggesting

one of the people in the

trailer went to Studio One!

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Well, Mr. Wright?

 

-Mia

Phoenix, this is critical!

 

-Mia

Think about it before

you give your answer!

 

-Judge

Do you claim someone from the

trailer went to Studio One?

 

***I claim it, and claim it loud************

*

* -Phoenix

* (If I agree to let everyone

* in that trailer off the hook

* then the trial is over...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (Mr. Powers will be

* found guilty for sure!)

*

* -Phoenix

* The victim was murdered

* at 2:30, the exact time

* of the break in the meeting.

*

* -Phoenix

* With 15 minutes, murder

* is certainly a possibility!

*

* -Judge

* Hmm...

*

* -Judge

* I suppose you might

* say that...

*

* -Phoenix

* (Alright, I've got the judge

* thinking now!)

*

* -Edgeworth

* Tsk, tsk, tsk...

*

* -Edgeworth

* Never a dull moment with

* you, Mr. Wright!

*

* -Phoenix

* What's your point, Edgeworth!

*

* -Edgeworth

* You've been doing your

* homework, haven't you?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Look at the Court Record.

*

* -Phoenix

* The Court Record...?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Surely, you knew that from

* 2:15 to 4:00 the path between

* the studios was blocked?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Mrs. Monkey's head had

* fallen across the path!

*

* -Phoenix

* Whoa! You're right!

*

* -Edgeworth

* True, the break in the trailer

* meeting came right at the

* time of death...

*

* -Edgeworth

* However!

*

* -Edgeworth

* The path from there to

* the scene of the crime

* was blocked!

*

* -Edgeworth

* The fallen Mrs. Monkey head

* barred the way!

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (It's actually "Mr. Monkey,"

* but Edgeworth has a point...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (And somehow, I feel no

* desire to correct him.)

*

* -Judge

* No counter-argument,

* Mr. Wright?

*

* -Judge

* Then I'm afraid you lose

* this round.

*

********************************************

 

***No, it's impossible**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* (I don't want to write off

* so many possible suspects...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (But I can't keep claiming

* the impossible, either...)

*

* -Phoenix

* I agree that it was impossible

* for anyone in the trailer to

* go to the studio in that time.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Ha hah!

*

* -Edgeworth

* I thought you might be

* thoughtlessly treading on

* thin ice again!

*

* -Edgeworth

* But I see you had at least

* an inkling of the truth.

*

* -Judge

* What do you mean,

* Mr. Edgeworth?

*

* -Edgeworth

* It's quite simple...

*

* -Edgeworth

* True, the break in the trailer

* meeting came right at the

* time of death...

*

* -Edgeworth

* However!

*

* -Edgeworth

* The path from there to

* the scene of the crime

* was blocked!

*

* -Edgeworth

* The fallen Mrs. Monkey head

* barred the way!

*

* -Edgeworth

* At around 2:15, a strong

* gust of wind knocked off

* the studio mascot's head.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Ergo!

*

* -Edgeworth

* When the people in the trailer

* took a break at 2:30, the

* way to the studio was blocked.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Blocked... by Mrs. Monkey's

* severed head!

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (It's actually "Mr. Monkey,"

* but Edgeworth has a point...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (And somehow, I feel no

* desire to correct him.)

*

********************************************

 

-Edgeworth

I believe we have seen

enough evidence.

 

-Edgeworth

I would like to relieve

Mr. Manella from the stand.

 

-Phoenix

(Wh-what? It's over?)

 

-Judge

Very well.

The court's opinion on this

case is as follows:

 

-Judge

We have found that there were

several other people in Studio

2 on the day of the murder.

 

-Judge

However, it is also clear that

none of these people could

have gone to Studio One.

 

-Judge

They therefore have no

relation to this case.

 

-Jduge

Furthermore, with regards

to the photo of the Steel

Samurai...

 

-Judge

Given the size of the costume,

no one other than Mr. Powers

could have worn it that day.

 

-Judge

All that is lacking is

decisive evidence that

he is the one who did it.

 

-Judge

If we had that, I'm afraid

I would have to find Mr.

Powers guilty.

 

-Edgeworth

Your Honor.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution is pleased to

announce that we indeed have

decisive evidence: a witness.

 

-Judge

Who is this witness,

Mr. Edgeworth?

 

-Edgeworth

My witness saw the very

moment when the Steel Samurai

skewered the victim!

 

-Judge

Order! I will have order!

 

-Judge

I see.

 

-Judge

The court will take a 10

minute recess, after which we

will hear your witness.

 

-Judge

Court is adjourned for

recess!

 

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October 19, 11:04 AM

District Court

Defendant Lobby No. 1

 

-Mia

...

 

-Phoenix

What do we do now, Mia?

 

-Phoenix

If everyone in that trailer

has an alibi...

 

-Mia

...

 

-Mia

I'm sorry, Phoenix.

 

-Mia

I guess I was wrong.

 

-Phoenix

M-Mia!

 

-Phoenix

Don't tell me you're giving

up! If you give up, what

hope do I have...?

 

-Mia

...

 

-Mia

Don't get me wrong.

 

-Mia

I've never given up on a trial

before, not while there was

a chance.

 

-Mia

Only one thing became clear

in your cross-examination.

 

-Mia

The people in the trailer

could not have gone to

Studio One.

 

-Mia

I thought there was more

to it than that...

 

-Mia

But I was wrong.

 

-Mia

That's all there is.

 

-Will

Umm...

 

-Will

Er...

What's going to happen to me?

 

-Will

It kinda seems like everyone

in that courtroom thinks

I did it...

 

-Will

They think I'm a murderer!

 

-Mia

Don't worry, Mr. Powers.

 

-Mia

If you are innocent, we will

prove it. I guarantee it.

 

-Mia

Leave it to us, and... be

yourself. Be strong.

 

-Mia

You are the Steel Samurai,

hero to children everywhere,

after all.

 

-Will

I...

 

-Will

You...

 

-Will

Thanks.

*sniff*

 

-Mia

Okay, Phoenix.

 

-Mia

This one's for the kids!

 

-Mia

Let's do it!

 

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October 19, 11:15 AM

District Court

Courtroom No. 4

 

-Judge

Court is back in session for

the trial of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution has a concern.

 

-Edgeworth

As our witness is a grade

schooler of tender years,

and this is a murder case...

 

-Edgeworth

We worry that the defense

might cause unnecessary trauma

with his cruel questioning!

 

-Phoenix

(Nice to see Edgeworth taking

the moral high ground...)

 

-Edgeworth

However, we have no choice.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution calls

Cody Hackins to the stand.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

Your Honor.

Perhaps you could arrange

a box for him to stand on?

 

-Judge

Oh, r-right.

 

-Judge

Guard, please bring him a box.

One of those donut crates

should do.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Edgeworth

Will the witness state his

name and grade in school.

 

-Cody

...

 

-Edgeworth

Witness!

 

-Cody

What!? Just 'cause you're all

grown-up don't mean you can

push me around!

 

-Edgeworth

Mrph...

 

-Mia

Cody?

 

-Mia

Answer his question, okay?

 

-Cody

H-hey, it's you!

The nice lady!

 

-Cody

I'm Cody Hackins.

I'm in 2nd grade!

 

-Phoenx

(I get the feeling this is

going to be a long, long

day...)

 

-Judge

Mr. Edgeworth.

 

-Judge

Please remember that you're

speaking to a child. Try to

be gentle.

 

-Edgeworth

M-mrrrrph!

 

-Edgeworth

Witness! Er, I mean,

Cody.

 

-Phoenix

(He's having trouble with

this "gentle" thing.)

 

-Edgeworth

You were present, er, you

were at Global Studios on the

day of the, er, incident?

 

-Cody

You got a problem with that!?

 

-Edgeworth

Please tell us what you

saw that day.

 

-Cody

What, pops? You want me to

tell you and gramps with

the beard over there?

 

-Edgeworth

Just.. Mr. Edgeworth will

be fine.

 

-Judge

I prefer "bearded gentleman"

myself.

 

-Phoenix

(A very long day...)

 

-Judge

Incidentally,

 

-Judge

photographic equipment is

strictly forbidden in this

courtroom.

 

-Edgeworth

M-mpht!

 

-Edgeworth

M-my apologies, Your Honor.

He said he wouldn't testify

if he couldn't bring it...

 

-Edgeworth

I'd like special permission,

if that's possible.

 

-Phoenix

Wait, so you're saying you had

to bargain terms with a kid...

and you LOST?

 

-Cody

Hey! I just got

this new camera!

 

-Cody

Don't really know how to

use it all that good yet!

 

-Cody

But I bring it with me

wherever I go!

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

I wonder if he had that

camera on the day of the

murder...

 

-Mia

You'd better make a note of

it in the Court Record.

 

Cody's Camera added to

the Court Record.

 

-Judge

Very well, Cody.

 

-Judge

Please testify to the court

about what you saw the

day of the incident.

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- Witness's Account --

 

(1)

-Cody

I wanted to see a Steel

Samurai rehearsal, just once.

 

(2)

-Cody

I found a map on the Internet,

and went to the studios that

day.

 

(3)

-Cody

I went through the woods

off the path, so that old

lady wouldn't catch me.

 

(4)

-Cody

I was going for the studio.

 

(5)

-Cody

I got kinda lost on the way,

though. For about 30 minutes.

 

(6)

-Cody

When I came out by the studio,

there was the Steel Samurai!

 

(7)

-Cody

It totally rocked!

Right before my eyes,

out came the bad guy!

 

(8)

-Cody

Of course, the Steel Samurai

took him down! Pow!

 

(9)

-Cody

If I had my camera with

me, that woulda been the

time for a shot, I tell you.

 

-Cody

Anyway, I couldn't get into

the studio, so I went home.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Very well. The defense may

begin its cross-examination.

 

-Judge

And, be gentle. Remember

you're talking to a child.

 

-Cody

...

 

-Phoenix

(This kid is tougher than

most adults we see in here,

honestly...)

 

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CROSS EXAMINATION

-- Witness's Account --

 

(1)

-Cody

I wanted to see a Steel

Samurai rehearsal, just once.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   You really like the Steel

   Samurai, huh?

 

   -Cody

   Course I do!

 

   -Cody

   I've taped every show!

 

   -Cody

   And I go to all the live

   performances!

 

   -Phoenix

   That's impressive.

 

   -Phoenix

   Have you been to the

   amusement park?

 

   -Cody

   Course! Duh!

 

   -Cody

   My Dad always takes me!

 

   -Phoenix

   (Poor, poor Dad...)

 

(2)

-Cody

I found a map on the Internet,

and went to the studios that

day.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Was that day the first time

   you'd been to the studio?

 

   -Cody

   Uh, actually I've been a

   couple of times.

 

   -Cody

   I never manage to get

   there on a rehearsal day!

 

   -Cody

   And that security lady's

   always yelling...

 

   -Edgeworth

   Right, right.

   Please continue.

 

   -Cody

   Chill, pops!

   I'm getting to it!

 

   -Cody

   How am I supposed to talk

   with you cuttin' me off

   all the time? Geez!

 

   -Edgeworth

   ...

 

(3)

-Cody

I went through the woods

off the path, so that old

lady wouldn't catch me.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   "Off the path"...?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah, you know how the

   studios are in a valley

   there?

 

   -Cody

   If you go off the path

   a little, there's woods.

   That's where I was!

 

   -Phoenix

   I see.

 

   -Cody

   Anyhow...

 

(4)

-Cody

I was going for the studio.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Did nothing unusual happen

   on your way to the studio?

 

   -Cody

   "Unusual"?

 

   -Phoenix

   Did you see this monkey

   by any chance?

 

   -Cody

   Oh, you mean Mr. Monkey?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah I saw him, but

   his head wasn't busted!

 

   -Edgeworth

   So you went straight

   to the studio?

 

(5)

-Cody

I got kinda lost on the way,

though. For about 30 minutes.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   You got lost in the woods?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah. I couldn't figure

   out which way I was walking.

 

   -Cody

   Man, was I relieved when

   I saw the blue studio doors.

 

   -Cody

   But guess what happened next!

 

(6)

-Cody

When I came out by the studio,

there was the Steel Samurai!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   The Steel Samurai?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah, he was standing by

   the studio gate.

 

   -Cody

   It looked like he was

   thinking about something

   before going in.

 

   -Cody

   Then he opened up the gate

   and went inside.

 

   -Phoenix

   I see. What then?

 

(7)

-Cody

It totally rocked!

Right before my eyes,

out came the bad guy!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What sort of "bad guy" was it?

 

   -Cody

   A guy. A person.

   Kinda tall. Skinny.

 

   -Phoenix

   Are you sure it was

   a guy?

 

   -Cody

   ...

 

   -Cody

   I dunno.

   He was kinda far away.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Huh, he's being awfully

   vague...)

 

   -Mia

   ...

 

(8)

-Cody

Of course, the Steel Samurai

took him down! Pow!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What happened to the bad guy?

 

   -Cody

   Huh?

 

   -Cody

   Well...

 

   -Cody

   Well, he kinda didn't move.

   Not a bit. Like he was dead.

 

   -Cody

   I-I guess he's a real pro!

   What a great actor!

 

   -Phoenix

   Y-yes, I suppose he was.

 

(9)

-Cody

If I had my camera with

me, that woulda been the

time for a shot, I tell you.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   "If" you had your camera?

 

   -Phoenix

   You mean, you weren't carrying

   your camera then?

 

   -Cody

   N-no, I wasn't.

 

   -Cody

   I-it's not like I have

   it all the time!

 

   -Phoenix

   (Really...?)

 

-Phoenix

(I guess seeing the killing

freaked him out and he went

home...)

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

Remember, he's a child.

 

-Mia

Use gentle words...

but be firm.

 

-Phoenix

(Easy for you to say...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

Cody, what you just said

seems, well, a little strange.

 

-Phoenix

Didn't you say before that

you always bring your digital

camera wherever you go?

 

-Phoenix

You were quite clear about

that.

 

-Cody

Huh!?

 

-Phoenix

Cody, you shouldn't lie here.

You understand that, right?

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright!

A word with you...

 

-Phoenix

(Uh oh... was I putting the

pressure on too much?)

 

-Judge

What is this "digital" camera

contraption you're talking

about?

 

-Phoenix

It's umm... a digital camera,

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

It's kind of a new sort of

camera.

 

-Phoenix

(How do I explain that!?)

 

-Judge

I see.

 

-Phoenix

Anyway, Cody...

 

-Phoenix

I can't believe you wouldn't

bring your camera on a trip

to the studios!

 

-Phoenix

You did bring it, didn't you?

 

-Cody

Umm...

 

-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

Mr. Wright!

 

-Edgeworth

How cruel you are, to

terrorize a poor child so!

 

-Phoenix

I don't care if he's a child

or a prosecuting attorney!

No one should lie in court!

 

-Edgeworth

What do you mean

"or a prosecuting attorney"!?

 

-Phoenix

Well, Cody?

 

-Cody

Wh-what!

 

-Cody

Yeah, so I had my

camera. So what!?

 

-Cody

You got a problem

with that!?

 

-Judge

So, you did have a camera?

 

-Judeg

And did you use this camera?

 

-Cody

W-why would I use it?

 

-Cody

I... I was too busy watching.

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Very well. Please testify to

the court about what you were

so busy watching.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- What I saw --

 

(1)

-Cody

Y-yeah, I had my camera

with me.

 

(2)

-Cody

But I was glued to the

action! I couldn't take

my eyes off it!

 

(3)

-Cody

The Steel Samurai, he goes

for the bad guy... wham!

 

(4)

-Cody

Then... then the bad

guy stopped moving!

 

(5)

-Cody

He's so strong!

The Steel Samurai rules!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Ah? Is that all?

 

-Judge

Well, that was brief.

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright, your cross-

examination.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

-- What I saw --

 

(1)

-Cody

Y-yeah, I had my camera

with me.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So, why didn't you use it?

 

   -Edgeworth

   *OBJECTION!*

 

   -Edgeworth

   He's getting to that!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Relax and listen.

 

   -Cody

   Umm...

 

   -Cody

   I didn't use it 'cause

   I was too busy watching

   the real thing!

 

(2)

-Cody

But I was glued to the

action! I couldn't take

my eyes off it!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So you were watching the Steel

   Samurai. Did you watch the

   whole fight?

 

   -Cody

   Y-yeah, of course!

 

   -Phoenix

   You didn't turn away,

   not even once?

 

   -Cody

   N... no!

 

   -Phoenix

   Okay, then tell us exactly

   what happened.

 

   -Cody

   Y-yeah! I'm getting to that!

 

(3)

-Cody

The Steel Samurai, he goes

for the bad guy... wham!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So the bad guy attacked

   him first?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah!

 

   -Phoenix

   What sort of person was

   this "bad guy"?

 

   -Cody

   I told you, a person.

   He was a person.

 

   -Phoenix

   How was he dressed?

 

   -Cody

   ...

 

   -Cody

   I kinda don't remember.

 

   -Cody

   I was too busy watching

   the Steel Samurai!

 

   -Edgeworth

   I see.

   And what happened next?

 

(4)

-Cody

Then... then the bad

guy stopped moving!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Why?

 

   -Cody

   Huh? Whaddya mean, "why"?

 

   -Phoenix

   Why wasn't the bad

   guy moving?

 

   -Cody

   W-well 'cause the Steel

   Samurai brought him to

   justice!

 

   -Phoenix

   And how exactly did he

   do that?

 

   -Cody

   H-how did he do it?

 

   -Cody

   With a Samurai Kick!

   And a Samurai Punch!

 

   -Cody

   Samurai Chop!

   ... Samurai Slap!

 

   -Cody

   S-something like that.

 

   -Phoenix

   (He's still being vague

   about this...)

 

   -Cody

   What! Don't give me that

   look, pops!

 

   -Phoenix

   (How should I play this?)

 

   ***Wait and see what happens****************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Yeah...)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (If I press too hard now,

   * the judge might keep me

   * from continuing.)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (I'll sit back and see

   * how the rest of this goes.)

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Press him harder*************************

   *

   * END CROSS-EXAMINATION

   *

   ********************************************

 

(5)

-Cody

He's so strong!

The Steel Samurai rules!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   What did you do after

   the bad guy fell, Cody?

 

   -Cody

   ...

 

   -Cody

   Um, actually...

 

   -Cody

   The fight was so... so intense

   that I got kinda scared.

 

   -Cody

   So I went straight home.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Something isn't adding

   up here...)

 

-Phoenix

(Something about his account

doesn't seem right...)

 

-Mia

Phoenix.

 

-Mia

It doesn't seem right

because he's being

deliberately vague!

 

-Mia

Press him on the facts,

Phoenix! Find out what he saw!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

Cody.

 

-Cody

Wh-what!?

 

-Phoenix

Something's bothering me.

 

-Phoenix

Before you said that you

"couldn't take your eyes

off" the action.

 

-Cody

Y-yeah? So what?

 

-Phoenix

Yet you missed the

most important part!

 

-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

What is the meaning of this?

The witness has stated what

he saw quite clearly...

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

You know as well as I do

that he's being vague!

 

-Phoenix

Tell me, what kind of

murderer uses a "Samurai

Slap"!?

 

-Edgeworth

M-mmph!

 

-Phoenix

My point is this:

 

-Phoenix

Cody, you may have seen

some of the Steel Samurai's

fight...

 

-Phoenix

But you missed the most

important part: the

killing blow!

 

-Judge

Order! Order!

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright!

 

-Judge

How could this be?

 

-Judge

Can you explain how he

might have missed something

so vital?

 

-Phoenix

Um, well... er, that's

the thing...

 

-Mia

Phoenix!

 

-Mia

I believe you're on the

right track with this!

 

-Mia

Think: why didn't Cody see

the climax of the fight?

 

-Mia

I know you!

You can figure this out!

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright,

your answer!

 

-Judge

We have ascertained that

this young boy is a great fan

of the Steel Samurai...

 

-Judge

Why wouldn't he watch

the climax of the fight?

 

***He couldn't watch it*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Because he couldn't watch it!

*

* -Phoenix

* How could he calmly watch

* a murder taking place at

* his age!

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* Just a moment, please...

*

* -Edgeworth

* One thing has become quite

* clear in this boy's testimony.

*

* -Edgeworth

* He did not believe he

* was witnessing a murder!

*

* -Edgeworth

* He was watching the Steel

* Samurai fight, like on TV.

*

* -Edgeworth

* The more real the fight,

* the more he would have

* watched!

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... huh.

*

* -Judge

* I have to agree with

* Mr. Edgeworth.

*

* -Judge

* Well, Mr. Wright.

* Do you have another

* explanation?

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***He was watching something else***********

*

* -Phoenix

* He missed the climax of

* the fight...

*

* -Phoenix

* because he was looking at

* something else! Probably!

*

* -Edgeworth

* "Probably"?

*

* -Judge

* "Something else"?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Mr. Wright,

* explain yourself!

*

* -Edgeworth

* What could possibly distract

* this boy from seeing his idol,

* the Steel Samurai, fight!?

*

* -Edgeworth

* What do you claim he

* was looking at?

*

* -Phoenix

* O-ooof!

*

* -Phoenix

* (C'mon, think of something...

* think of something...

* Nothing.)

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright!

*

* -Judge

* Please refrain from making

* baseless claims!

*

* -Phoenix

* Y-yes...

* Sorry, Your Honor.

*

* -Judge

* Do you have another

* explanation for this?

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***Show evidence****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Your Honor,

* I have evidence.

*

* -Judge

* "Evidence"...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yes, Your Honor.

*

* -Phoenix

* Why did Cody look away

* from the fight?

*

* ***Present something wrong******************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * *TAKE THAT!*

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Here's my proof!

* *

* * -Judge

* * Proof?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Um, uh...

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Can I... do that again?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (This doesn't prove

* * anything...!)

* *

* * -Edgeworth

* * Hah! Lost your nerve,

* * have you?

* *

* * -Judge

* * Very well... I'll ask

* * you the question again.

* *

* * RETURN TO QUESTION

* *

* ********************************************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

Here's my proof!

 

-Judge

What's that?

The camera...?

 

-Phoenix

The witness stated that he

recently received this camera.

 

-Judge

Yes, I'm aware of that.

 

-Phoenix

He wasn't entirely familiar

with its operation.

 

-Judge

I'm aware of that, too.

 

-Judge

Ah!

 

-Phoenix

Correct! Why would Cody be

looking somewhere else at

the critical moment?

 

-Phoenix

Because he was looking

at his camera!

 

-Phoenix

He was trying to take

a picture!

 

-Cody

Hey!

 

-Phoenix

Bullseye!

 

-Cody

W-what's your problem, pops!

You got a thing for picking

on little kids!?

 

-Phoenix

(Pressing, not picking...)

 

-Mia

Good job, Phoenix!

 

-Mia

Cody was lying, clearly.

     

-Mia

Samrt of you to realize there

was no way he could just stand

there, watching his hero...

 

-Mia

and not take a picture!

 

-Phoenix

Right!

 

-Phoenix

Cody?

 

-Phoenix

There was only one reason

why you would have looked

away from the fight.

 

-Phoenix

And that was because you

wanted to take a picture.

 

-Phoenix

But having just received your

camera, you weren't used

to using it yet!

 

-Phoenix

So, you missed the climax

of the fight. Correct?

 

-Cody

...

 

-Cody

...

 

-Cody

...

 

-Cody

Yeah.

 

-Mia

Well, Phoenix.

 

-Mia

I'll bet you anything he's

hiding more than that.

 

-Mia

Have him testify again!

 

-Phoenix

R-right.

(Mia means business!)

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

The defense would like to

request that Cody Hackins

testify once more.

 

-Judge

V-very well.

 

-Judge

Cody?

 

-Judge

Could you please tell us

about your camera...

 

-Judge

And about why you didn't

take a picture of the fight?

 

-Cody

Umm...

 

-Phoenix

(Welcome to the real world,

kid!)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- No Photo? --

 

(1)

-Cody

Yeah, you're right, pops.

 

(2)

-Cody

The Steel Samurai had just

escaped from the clutches of

the villain.

 

(3)

-Cody

So I held up my camera

to take a picture!

 

(4)

-Cody

But the lens wouldn't open

in time, so I missed it.

 

(5)

-Cody

Th-that's all that happened.

Yup.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

Anything strange in that

testimony, Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

I'm not sure...

 

-Phoenix

But I'd like to proceed with

the cross-examination anyway.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

CROSS EXAMINATION

-- No Photo? --

 

(1)

-Cody

Yeah, you're right, pops.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   "Pops"...?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah, I called you "pops,"

   you spiky-haired geezer!

 

   -Phoenix

   G-geezer...?

 

   -Edgeworth

   I'm "Mr. Edgeworth."

 

   -Judge

   And I guess I'm the "bearded

   gentleman"...

 

   -Cody

   That's what I hate about

   grown-ups. You'rea ll so

   self-conscious!

 

   -Phoenix

   Okay, off with the kid

   gloves! Testify, witness,

   testify!

 

   -Cody

   Yipes!

 

(2)

-Cody

The Steel Samurai had just

escaped from the clutches of

the villain.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   So you did see the

   beginning of the fight?

 

   -Cody

   Yeah.

 

   -Phoenix

   Did you notice anything

   unusual?

 

   -Cody

   Umm... well... uh...

 

   -Cody

   I guess the Steel Samurai was

   moving a little strange...

 

   -Phoenix

   (Moving... strangely?)

 

(3)

-Cody

So I held up my camera

to take a picture!

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Why couldn't you take

   a picture?

 

   -Cody

   My new camera has too many

   buttons. I couldn't figure

   it out.

 

   -Cody

   I tried to take a picture,

   I really tried.

 

(4)

-Cody

But the lens wouldn't open

in time, so I missed it.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   When the lens opened,

   what did you see?

 

   -Cody

   Uh... well, a person on

   the ground. And the Steel

   Samurai!

 

(5)

-Cody

Th-that's all that happened.

Yup.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   That's all?

 

   -Cody

   Y-yeah!

   I told you, I didn't

   take a picture!

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm... I would have, once I

   got that lens open...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (Did he really not take

   a picture? Not even one?)

 

   ***Press him hard***************************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Nah, he definitely would

   * have taken a picture.)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (There's got to be something

   * here I can use!)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Cody!

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * Listen up, Cody Hackins.

   * I know exactly what happened

   * that day.

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * You took a picture!

   *

   * -Cody

   * ... Hey!

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (Bullseye...?)

   *

   * -Cody

   * H-how did you know!?

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * I see through all your

   * lies Cody Hackins. It's

   * one of my powers!

   *

   * -Cody

   * W-wow!

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (This feels great!)

   *

   * -Cody

   * Y-yeah...

   * Yeah, I took a picture.

   *

   * -Judge

   * Perhaps you can change

   * your testimony to reflect

   * this, Cody?

   *

   * CHANGE TO 5b

   *

   ********************************************

 

   ***Let it slide*****************************

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (He looks ready to burst

   * into tears...)

   *

   * -Phoenix

   * (I'd better lay off

   * him for now.)

   *

   ********************************************

 

(5b)

-Cody

I took a few shots, but it

was too late, so I erased 'em.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   You "erased" them?

 

   -Cody

   Y-yeah!

 

   -Phoenix

   Why would you erase a picture

   of your beloved Steel

   Samurai, victorious?

 

   -Cody

   Well... y'know.

 

   -Cody

   W-why would I want to

   keep a picture like that?

 

   -Phoenix

   (Hmm... he's becoming less

   and less cooperative.)

 

   -Phoenix

   (I better find a clear

   contradiction soon...

   or some solid evidence.)

 

-Phoenix

(How can I pick holes in

such a short testimony?)

 

-Mia

There has to be something.

 

-Mia

Dig up the dirt, Phoenix!

Find out what this kid's

all about!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

Cody!

 

-Cody

Wh-wh-what!?

 

-Cody

Man, every time you saw

"Cody" you follow it with

something bad.

 

-Phoenix

I just wanted to thank you

for giving me this the

other day.

 

-Cody

Huh? O-oh... right.

 

-Phoenix

What was it you

told me then?

 

-Cody

I go to every live

performance!

 

-Cody

I always take a picture when

the Steel Samurai lands the

final blow! Whizzam!

 

-Cody

I got 'em all! I never missed

one! A perfect collection!

 

-Phoenix

Cody.

 

-Phoenix

Did you really get a picture

of the Steel Samurai standing

victorious over his foe?

 

-Phoenix

If you did, I find it hard

to believe that you would

just erase it!

 

-Phoenix

Wouldn't you keep it for

your album?

 

-Cody

Ah!

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright...

 

-Judge

What exactly is this album?

 

-Phoenix

It's called "Path to Glory."

 

-Phoenix

It's a collection of pictures

of the Steel Samurai, all

taken by Cody Hackins.

 

-Phoenix

He claims it's a perfect

collection of every battle

the Steel Samurai has won!

 

-Judge

I... I see.

 

-Phoenix

Don't you find this very

odd, Your Honor?

 

-Phoenix

Among all his pictures of

the Steel Samurai, none

were taken that day!

 

-Judge

Order!

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright.

Have you an explanation?

 

-Judge

If the Steel Samurai

had just defeated his

adversary...

 

-Judge

I certainly would expect

to see a picture of it

in this album...

 

-Phoenix

Exactly my point,

Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

.........!

(No... wait... no way!)

 

-Mia

Phoenix?

 

-Mia

I think we've finally

discovered the truth.

 

-Mia

And what a truth it is!

 

-Phoenix

M-Mia... are we sure

about this?

 

-Phoenix

Did he actually...?

 

-Mia

Yes.

 

-Mia

I'm pretty sure what you're

thinking is right.

 

-Mia

Tell them, Phoenix.

Tell them what the truth is.

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright!

Please explain to the court

what is going on here!

 

-Judge

Why was there no picture in

the album from the day of

the murder?

 

-Judge

Why would the boy have

erased the photos he took?

 

***The photos were blurry*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* I believe that Cody Hackins

* is what we call an "artiste."

*

* -Judge

* An... "artiste"...?

*

* -Phoenix

* He didn't like the photos

* he had taken!

*

* -Phoenix

* They were blurry, or maybe

* his framing was off...

*

* -Phoenix

* Anyway, for some reason,

* he erased the data!

*

* -Judge

* Is that right, Cody?

*

* -Cody

* Wh-what do you mean

* "framing was off"!?

*

* -Judge

* It seems the only thing "off"

* is your guesswork, Mr. Wright.

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, uh...

*

* -Phoenix

* Yes, well, I'm sure

* the reall reason is...

*

* -Judge

* Yes? The real reason is?

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***He erased them by mistake****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Simple, Your Honor.

*

* -Phoenix

* Cody wasn't used to using

* his new camera.

*

* -Phoenix

* He erased those photos

* he took by mistake!

*

* -Mia

* W-wait a second, Phoenix.

*

* -Mia

* If that's your answer, we're

* back where we started!

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh? You mean, that wasn't it?

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright! If you have

* something to say to

* the court, speak up!

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, well...

*

* -Phoenix

* S-sorry, Your Honor.

* Can I change my answer?

*

* -Judge

* Hmm... *sigh*

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***The Steel Samurai didn't win*************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

I can think of only

one reason, your honor.

 

-Phoenix

The Steel Samurai didn't win!

 

-Phoenix

That's why Cody deleted

those photos.

 

-Judge

You mean the Steel Samurai...

lost?

 

-Phoenix

Well, Cody?

I'm right, aren't I?

 

-Phoenix

Tell the truth. The bad guy

defeated the Steel Samurai!

 

-Cody

N-n-n-no way! No!

 

-Cody

I-it's impossible!

Th-the Steel Samurai

never loses!

 

-Cody

He never loses to anyone!

Ever!

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor...

 

-Phoenix

The witness has revealed

everything with his words.

 

-Phoenix

There was a reason why

he lied and told us he

didn't take a picture.

 

-Phoenix

The same reason he erased

his precious photos!

 

-Phoenix

For Cody, it was inconceivable

that the Steel Samurai could

be defeated.

 

-Phoenix

However, Cody witnessed

the impossible!

 

-Phoenix

He saw the Steel Samurai lose!

 

-Phoenix

Yet to admit what he saw

would destroy everything

he believed in!

 

-Phoenix

That's why he lied and said

the Steel Samurai won.

 

-Phoenix

He couldn't handle the truth!

 

-Judge

O-Order! I will have order!

 

-Judge

W-witness! I mean, Cody!

Is this true!?

 

-Judge

W-what did you see?

Tell the court what you saw!

 

-Cody

I......

 

-Cody

Uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Phoenix

Cody...

 

-Phoenix

That day, you saw the Steel

Samurai lose a fight.

 

-Phoenix

Right?

 

-Cody

Waaaaaaaaaaaaah!

 

-Cody

Okay okay!

 

-Cody

Y-you're right!

 

-Cody

Th-the Steel Samurai f-fell

down...

 

-Cody

Th-then he didn't m-move...

 

-Cody

Waaaaaaaaah!

 

-Judge

Order! Order! Order!

 

-Edgeworth

What kind of stunt are you

trying to pull, Wright!?

 

-Edgeworth

The Steel Samurai was the

murderer, not the victim!

 

-Phoenix

Yet according to your

witness's testimony, the Steel

Samurai was the one who fell!

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright!

What's going on?

 

-Phoenix

Apparently, we have all made

a serious error.

 

-Edgeworth

An... error?

 

-Edgeworth

What's this all about!?

 

***Hammer was the victim********************

*

* -Phoenix

* Quite simply, the victim

* was Jack Hammer!

*

* -Judge

* ...

*

* -Edgeworth

* ...

*

* ...

*

* -Judge

* Umm... Mr. Wright?

*

* -Judge

* We all know that.

*

* -Phoenix

* Right.

*

* -Judge

* Perhaps you'd like to

* reconsider your last

* statement?

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm sorry.

*

* -Phoenix

* It was I who was wrong.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Okay, Wright! First you're

* right, now you're wrong!?

* Which is it!?

*

* -Phoenix

* L-look, I'm sure there's

* something we're overlooking!

*

* -Edgeworth

* If you're so sure,

* then tell us what it is!

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***Steel Samurai was the victim*************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***There was no victim**********************

*

* -Phoenix

* There was no victim

* in this case!

*

* -Jduge

* Wh-wh-what!? Has the defense

* taken leave of its senses!?

*

* -Phoenix

* Of course, Jack Hammer died.

*

* -Phoenix

* But the Steel Samurai

* fell too!

*

* -Phoenix

* It was a draw!

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* ...

*

* -Edgeworth

* Sorry. I was too shocked to

* say anything for a bit there.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Listen, Wright!

*

* -Edgeworth

* Only one person died in this

* incident, and that is Jack

* Hammer!

*

* -Edgeworth

* Yet now you claim there

* "was no victim"?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Are you insane?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Uh oh, he's pulling out all

* the stops now.)

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm sorry.

*

* -Phoenix

* It was I who was wrong.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Okay, Wright! First you're

* right, now you're wrong!?

* Which is it!?

*

* -Phoenix

* L-look, I'm sure there's

* something we're overlooking!

*

* -Edgeworth

* If you're so sure,

* then tell us what it is!

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

If you understand what

really happened, it's

actually quite simple.

 

-Phoenix

At the end of the fight,

the Steel Samurai fell to

the ground, and lay still.

 

-Phoenix

In other words, the Steel

Samurai was not the killer,

he was the victim!

 

-Phoenix

Don't you see?

 

-Phoenix

Jack Hammer was the Steel

Samurai!

 

-Judge

Order! Order! Order!

 

-Judge

So, the Steel Samurai

in this photograph...

 

-Judge

You're saying the man in this

costume was the victim,

Mr. Jack Hammer?

 

-Phoenix

That's what I'm saying,

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

Jack Hammer was present at the

action scene run-through

that morning.

 

-Phoenix

Thus, he obviously knew about

Will Powers's foot injury.

 

-Judge

B-but wait!

 

-Judge

Hadn't Mr. Hammer gone

to Studio One already?

 

-Phoenix

That's what everyone thought!

 

-Phoenix

But remember what Ms. Oldbag

said in her testimony?

 

-Oldbag

On the day of the murder,

I arrived at the guard

station at 1:00 PM.

 

-Oldbag

Did I see poor old Hammer?

Nope.

 

-Oldbag

He'd already gone to the

studio before I got back

to the guard station.

 

-Phoenix

Mr. Jack Hammer left the

Employee Area after lunch.

 

-Phoenix

However, no one saw him

going to Studio One.

 

-Phoenix

Nor was there a

picture of him.

 

-Phoenix

He waited for Mr. Powers

to take a nap in his

dressing room.

 

-Phoenix

Then he snuck into the

dressing room and stole

the Steel Samurai costume.

 

-Judge

...

 

-Edgeworth

...

 

-Judge

But why would the

victim do such a thing?

 

-Phoenix

I... don't know.

 

-Cody

...

 

-Cody

I get it!

 

-Phoenix

?

 

-Cody

I thought that the Steel

Samurai was moving strange.

 

-Cody

So it was a different

person inside the suit!

 

-Cody

Pops!

 

-Phoenix

Huh, me? What?

 

-Cody

Actually, there was one

piece of data I saved.

 

-Phoenix

Data?

 

-Cody

Yeah, a photo on my

digital camera!

 

-Phoenix

!

 

-Phoenix

W-what!?

 

-Edgeworth

Show us, quick!

 

-Cody

No way man, not if you're

gonna look at me like that!

 

-Judge

Now!

 

-Cody

*sniff*

 

-Cody

Here...

This is it.

 

-Judge

...

 

-Judge

Well, looking at this it's

still a little hard to say.

 

-Judge

I'm afraid that it could

be anyone in that costume.

 

-Judge

Your opinion, Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

I agree, Your Honor.

This isn't decisive evidence.

 

-Judge

I'm sorry, this doesn't look

like it's the proof we need.

 

-Judge

I'll give it back.

 

-Mia

Wait, Phoenix!

 

-Phoenix

Mia? What?

 

-Mia

Look at that photo once more!

 

-Mia

That's it Phoenix!

 

-Mia

That photo is all the evidence

you need to win this trial!

 

-Phoenix

Wh-what!?

 

-Phoenix

Y-Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

May I see that photo

once more please?

 

-Judge

C-certainly.

I don't see why not.

 

-Mia

Phoenix!

Show him!

 

-Mia

There's a glaring, decisive

inconsistency with the facts

as we know them in that photo!

 

-Phoenix

(Find the inconsistency

in the photo!)

 

***Present the Steel Samurai****************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Phoenix

* It's right here!

*

* -Judge

* The Steel Samurai...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yes, that's about the only

* thing in this picture that

* could be inconsistent.

*

* -Phoenix

* The Steel Samurai is

* inconsistent with...

* something.

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* Wright!

*

* -Edgeworth

* This is no time for

* daydreaming and pointless

* pontification!

*

* -Edgeworth

* Think about your client, and

* us, who are forced to listen

* to your rambling!

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright, please rethink

* your position.

*

* RETURN TO PHOTO

*

********************************************

 

***Present anywhere*************************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Phoenix

* I think it's here.

*

* -Judge

* You seem to be lacking even

* more confidence than usual.

*

* -Phoenix

* I suppose that's because I'm

* not confident about it at all.

*

* -Judge

* Maybe you want to rethink

* your case, Mr. Wright?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yes, please, Your Honor.

*

* RETURN TO PHOTO

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

*TAKE THAT!*

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor!

Look at this!

 

-Judge

I see... a gate?

 

-Phoenix

Might I draw your attention

to the number on that gate?

 

-Judge

The number?

 

-Judge

Ah yes. Well, it's hard to

see, but it looks like a "2."

 

-Phoenix

Clearly not a "1," Your

Honor, correct?

 

-Edgeworth

Aaaaaah!

 

-Phoenix

I believe Mr. Edgeworth

sees what I'm getting at.

 

-Edgeworth

B-but...

 

-Edgeworth

Th-that's impossible!

 

-Judge

Hmm? Eh?

What's this all about?

 

-Judge

Please explain so that I might

be shocked along with the

rest of the court.

 

-Phoenix

I'll use the studio guidemap.

 

-Phoenix

The body was found here,

in Studio One.

 

-Phoenix

However, what do we see

in this photo taken at the

time of the murder?

 

-Phoenix

It does NOT say "1" on that

gate in the photo.

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

Here is the true

scene of the crime!

 

-Phoenix

(Show the judge where

the murder took place!)

 

***Present somewhere wrong******************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Phoenix

* It was here!

*

* -Judge

* What does that have to do

* with the number on the gate

* in the photograph...?

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... well...

*

* -Phoenix

* Sorry, Your Honor, I guess

* I hadn't thought it that

* far through yet.

*

* -Judge

* Think it through before

* you point at the map this

* time, Mr. Wright!

*

* -Judge

* Once again! Where is he

* scene of this crime?

*

* RETURN TO GUIDEMAP

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

*TAKE THAT!*

 

-Phoenix

Here, at Studio Two.

 

-Judge

I see!

That would explain the "2"

on the gate in the photo.

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor, I find it very

significant that the murder

took place in Studio Two!

 

***The trailer was there********************

*

* -Phoenix

* As you may recall, there is

* a trailer in Studio Two.

*

* -Phoenix

* Now, on that day, a meeting

* was held in that very trailer.

*

* -Phoenix

* There was a break in the

* meeting corresponding to

* the time of death.

*

* -Phoenix

* During that break, Mr. Sal

* Manella and Ms. Dee Vasquez

* were outside, eating steak.

*

* -Phoenix

* They were at the scene

* of the crime!

*

* -Phoenix

* The path to the trailer

* was blocked!

*

* -Judge

* So we have heard.

*

* -Phoenix

* The path was blocked

* at 2:15...

*

* -Phoenix

* In other words, the victim

* went to Studio Two before

* that time!

*

* -Judge

* Yes... yes, I suppose

* that would be the case.

*

* -Phoenix

* Remember Mr. Sal Manella's

* testimony?

*

* -Phoenix

* Allow me to remind the court:

*

* -Phoenix

* He said no one in the trailer

* was guilty because they could

* not have gone to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* Yet, in actuality, the

* reverse was true!

*

* -Phoenix

* Only someone in the trailer

* could have committed this

* murder!

*

* -Phoenix

* They were the only ones with

* access to the scene of the

* crime: Studio Two!

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***The path was blocked*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The path to the trailer

* was blocked!

*

* -Judge

* So we have heard.

*

* -Phoenix

* The path was blocked

* at 2:15...

*

* -Phoenix

* In other words, the victim

* went to Studio Two before

* that time!

*

* -Judge

* Yes... yes, I suppose

* that would be the case.

*

* -Phoenix

* Remember Mr. Sal Manella's

* testimony?

*

* -Phoenix

* Allow me to remind the court:

*

* -Phoenix

* He said no one in the trailer

* was guilty because they could

* not have gone to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* Yet, in actuality, the

* reverse was true!

*

* -Phoenix

* Only someone in the trailer

* could have committed this

* murder!

*

* -Phoenix

* They were the only ones with

* access to the scene of the

* crime: Studio Two!

*

* -Phoenix

* As you may recall, there is

* a trailer in Studio Two.

*

* -Phoenix

* Now, on that day, a meeting

* was held in that very trailer.

*

* -Phoenix

* There was a break in the

* meeting corresponding to

* the time of death.

*

* -Phoenix

* During that break, Mr. Sal

* Manella and Ms. Dee Vasquez

* were outside, eating steak.

*

* -Phoenix

* They were at the scene

* of the crime!

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***No filming is done there*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Studio Two is no longer being

* used for filming!

*

* -Judge

* I see...

*

* -Judge

* And this is significant...

* why?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Good question!

* I really should think

* these things through more.)

*

* -Judge

* Would you like to take

* another stab at it?

* So to speak?

*

* -Phoenix

* S-stabbing away, Your Honor.

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

-Judge

O-order! Order!

 

-Phoenix

The defense makes the

following claims:

 

-Phoenix

The scene of the crime

was Studio Two!

 

-Phoenix

The person that the security

guard, Ms. Oldbag saw was

the victim, Mr. Jack Hammer!

 

-Phoenix

Mr. Hammer, for some reason,

stole a Steel Samurai costume.

 

-Phoenix

Then he went to Studio Two!

 

-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

This is madness!

 

-Edgeworth

Jack Hammer is the victim!

The victim!

 

-Edgeworth

Why would he steal a

Steel Samurai costume!?

 

-Edgeworth

Are you suggesting he did

so to cover up the details

of his own murder!?

 

-Phoenix

W-well, no, of course not...

 

-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Edgeworth

Or do you have proof!?

 

-Edgeworth

Give me proof that the

victim, Jack Hammer, stole

the costume!

 

***I have proof*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* I have proof!

*

* -Edgeworth

* Y-you do!?

*

* -Judge

* You do, Mr. Wright?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Now that they're so surprised

* suddenly I'm much less

* confident...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (I think I'm right, though!)

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***I don't have proof***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* (Proof? Uh oh... I'm pretty

* sure I don't have anything

* like that...)

*

* -Mia

* Phoenix.

*

* -Mia

* Even if you're not 100%

* sure about this, you have

* to try.

*

* -Mia

* And I think you've got

* proof that's good enough

* to win them over!

*

* -Mia

* Just go for it!

* All or nothing!

*

* -Phoenix

* Your Honor...

*

* -Judge

* Yes, Mr. Wright?

*

* -Phoenix

* Actually... I do have proof.

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

Here's my proof that

Jack Hammer stole

the costume!

 

***Present something wrong******************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Phoenix

* (Wait, no, that can't

* be right...)

*

* -Phoenix

* (I've got to have some proof

* that will knock their socks

* off...)

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright!

* We don't have all the time

* in the world, here.

*

* -Phoenix

* Y-yes, Your Honor!

*

* RETURN TO COURT RECORD

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

*TAKE THAT!*

 

-Phoenix

This is it.

 

-Judge

An empty... medicine bottle?

 

-Phoenix

I found this on the table

in the Employee Area.

 

-Phoenix

The same table where Mr.

Hammer and Mr. Powers ate.

 

-Phoenix

The label reads

"sleeping pills."

 

-Judge

"Sleeping pills"...?

 

-Phoenix

The defendant, Mr. Powers,

spent that entire afternoon

sleeping.

 

-Phoenix

He was drugged...

by Mr. Hammer!

 

-Judge

Wait a moment...

 

-Judge

That bottle does raise

some suspicions, yes.

 

-Judge

But there is no proof

that Mr. Hammer used it.

 

-Phoenix

Your Honor,

I have an idea.

 

***Test Powers's blood**********************

*

* -Judge

* An... idea?

* Continue.

*

* -Phoenix

* Run a test of Powers's blood.

*

* -Phoenix

* You should find traces

* of the sleeping pills.

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* This much time after

* the day of the murder!?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Even if there were traces

* it still proves nothing!

*

* -Edgeworth

* No blood test could tell that

* Hammer was the one who

* drugged him, Mr. Wright!

*

* -Phoenix

* (He's right. Darn.)

*

* -Phoenix

* (That didn't work.

* Time to try another idea.)

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***Fingerprint the bottle*******************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

***Examine Hammer's body********************

*

* -Judge

* An idea, Mr. Wright?

* And that would be?

*

* -Phoenix

* Er... we should examine

* Mr. Hammer's body.

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Hammer...?

*

* -Judge

* I thought that it was

* Mr. Powers who was made

* to take the sleeping pills?

*

* -Phoenix

* I-indeed it was, Your Honor.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Wrong again...)

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

-Judge

An... idea?

Very well, let's hear it.

 

-Phoenix

I want to check this bottle

for fingerprints!

 

-Phoenix

If my claim is true, Mr.

Hammer's fingerprints should

show up on this bottle!

 

-Edgeworth

Hmm...

 

-Judge

I suppose you're right.

 

-Judge

Very well.

The court will take possession

of the bottle.

 

Empty Bottle given

to the judge.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Judge

This court will suspend

proceedings on the current

trial for today.

 

-Judge

Cody Hackin's testimony has

revealed new possibilities

in this case.

 

-Judge

In fact, things may have

happened very differently

than we previously thought.

 

-Judge

The Steel Samurai seen

by Ms. Oldbag may have been

the victim, Jack Hammer.

 

-Judge

The scene of the crime was not

Studio One, but Studio Two.

 

-Judge

And those in the trailer did

have time to commit murder.

 

-Judge

Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

Yes, Your Honor?

 

-Judge

Your homework is to find

the answer to the following

question:

 

-Judge

Why would Mr. Hammer steal

the Steel Samurai costume?

 

-Judge

Also, who killed him,

and why?

 

-Judge

Find the answers for

me by tomorrow.

 

-Phoenix

(That's a lot of homework!)

 

-Judge

Mr. Edgeworth.

 

-Edgeworth

Mm?

 

-Judge

You will need to reconsider

your stance in this case.

 

-Judge

Above all, you will need to

reconsider your suspicion

of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Edgeworth

As you say, Your Honor.

 

-Judge

This trial will be extended

until tomorrow. This is the

last extension!

 

-Judge

Very well...

Court is adjourned!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19, 2:47 PM

District Court

Defendant Lobby No. 1

 

-Phoenix

Whew!

 

-Phoenix

That was a close one!

 

-Mia

We were saved by a hair,

but that's all that counts.

 

-Mia

I thought seriously about

going home about three

times during the trial.

 

-Phoenix

M-me too!

 

-Will

Really?

 

-Will

You both seemed so...

so confident!

 

-Phoenix

Hah! Maybe I should take

up a career in acting?

 

-Phoenix

I was ready to pronounce

you dead about three times

back there.

 

-Mia

Me too!

 

-Will

D-dead!?

 

-Mia

Hoh hoh. Of course, we're

kidding.

 

-Will

Are you sure?

 

-Phoenix

(I wasn't kidding...)

 

-Phoenix

Now, Mr. Powers.

 

-Phoenix

We have to go make

our final investigation.

 

-Phoenix

But I promise you, we'll

find the true killer by

tomorrow's trial!

 

-Will

R-right! Thanks!

*sniff*

 

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|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|DAY 3 - INVESTIGATION        |

 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

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October 19, 3:27 PM

Wright & Co. Law Offices

 

-Phoenix

That was a close one,

huh, Mia?

 

-Maya

Really?

Too bad, I'm sorry

I missed it.

 

-Phoenix

?

 

-Phoenix

M-Maya!

 

-Maya

So, what happened?

 

-Phoenix

Well, I think I've

got a pretty good

idea who did it.

 

-Phoenix

Now all I need is a motive...

and proof.

 

-Maya

Wow! Good going, Nick!

 

-Phoenix

Under the "initial trial"

system, tomorrow is the

last day we have.

 

-Maya

"Initial trial"...?

What's that?

 

-Phoenix

That's the new court system

they introduced two or three

years ago.

 

-Phoenix

They had so many cases in

the system, they decided to

speed the whole process up.

 

-Maya

So, under that system, trials

have to end in three days?

 

-Phoenix

Yeah, pretty much.

 

-Phoenix

Well, we've no

time to waste!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Phoenix

* (Who would have thought that

* it was Jack Hammer inside!)

*

* -Phoenix

* (But why did he steal it?

* That's what I have to

* figure out.)

*

* -Maya

* ...?

*

********************************************

 

***Present Samurai Spear********************

*

* -Maya

* I wish I had my own

* Samurai Spear!

*

* -Maya

* Just think, I could

* poke you as much as I wanted!

*

* -Phoenix

* Me!? Why me!?

*

********************************************

 

***Present "Path to Glory"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* What do you think about

* this? It's that fanboy's

* prized possession.

*

* -Maya

* Wow! Impressive!

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* It's a little different from

* the Steel Samurai on TV...

*

* -Phoenix

* These are mostly taken at

* those PR shows they do at

* stores and fairs...

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm pretty sure it's not

* even Will Powers inside

* that suit.

*

* -Maya

* No true fan would be

* satisfied with anything

* less than the real thing!

*

* -Maya

* He's still a child,

* I suppose...

*

* -Maya

* I guess it takes an adult

* to appreciate the real

* deal. Right, Nick?

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, yeah, whatever you say.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Cody's Camera********************

*

* -Phoenix

* This is Cody's--

*

* -Maya

* Hey! A digital camera!

*

* -Maya

* I'm impressed a kid like

* him would have something

* this expensive.

*

* -Maya

* Kids these days!

*

* -Phoenix

* (I don't imagine spirit

* mediums-in-training get

* a lot of toys...)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The Steel Samurai"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* I don't get it, Maya.

*

* -Phoenix

* Why would Mr. Hammer steal

* the Steel Samurai costume?

*

* -Maya

* What!? You mean Mr. Hammer

* was wearing the costume!?

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah!

*

* -Maya

* B-but Mr. Hammer was the

* victim, Nick!

*

* -Maya

* Why would he go through the

* trouble of stealing it?

*

* -Phoenix

* That's what we have

* to find out.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The director's alibi"********

*

* -Maya

* What happened with the

* director's testimony?

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, it's pretty clear that

* the producer and the director

* were both in the trailer.

*

* -Maya

* Huh...

*

* -Phoenix

* Which means that the killer

* has to be one of them!

*

* -Maya

* Really!? Why?

*

* -Phoenix

* Because the real scene of the

* crime was Studio Two... where

* that trailer is!

*

* -Maya

* Whaaaat!?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Hmm... was Maya always

* this excitable?)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Any ideas"*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, have you noticed

* anything that might help us?

*

* -Maya

* I can't see what's going

* on when Mia is here...

*

* -Maya

* So, no. I haven't noticed

* anything.

*

* -Phoenix

* Right...

*

* -Maya

* Maybe we should go

* talk to WP?

*

* -Phoenix

* (WP... Powers... right.)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Detention Center

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19

Detention Center

Visitor's Room

 

-Will

Mr. Wright!

You did very well again

today... thank you!

 

-Phoenix

Oh... thanks.

 

-Phoenix

Um, could you not look like

you're about to burst into

tears...?

 

-Maya

Wow, Nick! You must have

really wowed 'em in there.

 

-Phoenix

You could stop looking

so... vulnerable, too.

 

-Maya

Hey, WP! Only one day

left!

 

-Maya

Let's make it count!

 

-Will

Yes...

 

-Will

Though there's not really

anything I can do to help.

 

-Maya

Hah hah hah! I'm not really

sure what I can do, either.

 

-Phoenix

Please... this is no laughing

matter.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Here's that picture again.

*

* -Will

* I-is that really Jack Hammer

* inside that suit?

*

* -Phoenix

* He's the only one who it

* could have been.

*

* -Will

* But why would he...?

*

* -Maya

* Yeah! Why?

*

* -Phoenix

* You're the medium! Why don't

* you summon up Mr. Hammer's

* spirit and ask him yourself?

*

* -Maya

* *sigh*

* Gimme about three more years.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Look at us, the two novices.)

*

********************************************

 

***Present "Path to Glory"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Have you seen this,

* Mr. Powers?

*

* -Will

* W-what's that!?

*

* -Will

* I've never seen these

* Steel Samurais in

* my life...

*

* -Phoenix

* These are the Steel

* Samurais that appear at

* live shows.

*

* -Phoenix

* A fanboy collected all

* these pictures himself.

*

* -Will

* ...

*

* -Will

* Seeing things like

* this really makes

* me think...

*

* -Will

* I mean so much to these

* kids, you know? *sniff*

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Will

* E-excuse me.

*

* -Will

* Thank you for showing

* me that, whatever it is.

*

* -Will

* I wish I could think

* of some way for me to

* help you...

*

* -Will

* S-sorry. *sniff*

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Producer Vasquez"************

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell me more

* about Ms. Vasquez?

*

* -Will

* Oh... the producer?

*

* -Will

* She's well respected in

* the industry. They say

* she's a genius.

*

* -Maya

* A genius...?

*

* -Will

* She's been at Global

* Studios for five years now.

*

* -Will

* Right or wrong, nobody

* dares tell her different

* these days.

*

* -Phoenix

* Why is that?

*

* -Will

* Ever since she came on board,

* we've had nothing but hits.

*

* -Will

* Global Studios was on its

* knees, but she picked it

* up and made it shine.

*

* -Will

* Oh, and...

*

* -Maya

* And... what?

*

* -Will

* N-nothing. Forget it.

*

* -Will

* I... I've only heard rumors,

* anyhow.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Director Manella"************

*

* -Phoenix

* Can you tell me anything

* about Mr. Manella?

*

* -Will

* Oh, he used to be a minor

* straight-to-video director.

*

* -Will

* But something in his work

* caught Vasquez's eye.

*

* -Will

* She brought the Steel

* Samurai idea to him.

*

* -Will

* Now everyone knows the

* name Sal Manella.

*

* -Will

* I hear he's pretty much

* at her beck and call, though.

*

* -Will

* Whenever she says "jump!"

* he asks "how high?" and

* all that.

*

* -Phoenix

* (I can imagine him being at

* her beck and call... though

* I can't imagine him jumping.)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Maya

* I was wondering about

* Mr. Hammer...

*

* -Maya

* He was a big star back

* in the day, right?

*

* -Maya

* But then he just dropped

* off the face of the Earth.

*

* -Will

* Oh...

*

* -Will

* Yes, you're right. In fact,

* he was my role model when I

* started in this business.

*

* -Will

* But he just stopped taking

* on big roles.

*

* -Will

* That's when he began

* appearing in little

* productions at Global...

*

* -Maya

* How could he do that!?

*

* -Maya

* I was really looking

* forward to a sequel

* to "Samurai Summer."

*

* -Will

* He just gave up being

* a star five years ago.

*

* -Will

* Actually, now that

* I think about it...

*

* -Will

* That was right when

* Ms. Vasquez came to

* Global.

*

* -Phoenix

* (Five years ago...?)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Studio - Main Gate

 

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October 19

Global Studios

Main Gate

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Maya

The old windbag sure is

quiet today.

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Maya

You know, his place is

really... peaceful, like this.

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Maya

Nick?

 

-Maya

I think her guard's down...

 

-Phoenix

Y-yeah?

 

-Maya

I bet we could even eat

those donuts in the guard

station... if we wanted.

 

-Oldbag

...

 

-Oldbag

You eat, you die.

 

-Maya

Whew! She's alive!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, Ms. Oldbag?

*

* -Oldbag

* What!? Get that filth

* out of my sight!

*

* -Oldbag

* And you're claiming that's

* poor old Hammer in there!?

*

* -Oldbag

* And I thought you were such

* an innocent youth... Bah!

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, Ms. Oldbag?

* What do you think of this?

*

* -Oldbag

* Think?

* I'm not in the mood for

* thinking, thank you very much.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Producer Vasquez"************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, I was wondering about

* Dee Vasquez, the producer.

*

* -Oldbag

* Oh, the studio bigwigs

* LOVE her.

*

* -Oldbag

* So she always gets her way.

*

* -Phoenix

* (She seems bitter...)

*

* -Maya

* Do you... not like

* the producer?

*

* -Oldbag

* Look, the studio people

* don't want me talking about

* her, so, sorry.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Director Manella"************

*

* -Phoenix

* Can I ask you about

* Sal Manella, the director?

*

* -Oldbag

* Sal? He's soft--a pushover.

* Does whatever Vasquez

* tells him to.

*

* -Oldbag

* She treats him like dirt,

* but I think he likes it.

*

* -Maya

* Huh? Why would anyone like

* being treated like dirt?

*

* -Maya

* That doesn't make any sense,

* does it, Nick?

*

* -Phoenix

* Er...

* No, no it doesn't, Maya.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* About Mr. Hammer...

*

* -Oldbag

* Arrgh!

*

* -Oldbag

* I heard about what yous aid

* today! Cheeky whippersnapper!

*

* -Oldbag

* Poor old Hammer!

* You'd drag his star down from

* the sky and stomp on it!

*

* -Oldbag

* Calling him a criminal!

* A thief!

*

* -Oldbag

* I-I-I-I...

* I won't forget this!!!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Uh oh, she's really

* pissed this time!)

*

* -Oldbag

* You listen to me, whipper-

* snapper! My poor old Hammer

* would never do such a thing!

*

* -Oldbag

* Why would he steal Powers's

* costume so he could sneak

* by me?

*

* -Oldbag

* He would never stoop

* so low! It's impossible!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio One

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19

Studio One Entrance

 

-Maya

Think back, Nick, to the

day of the murder...

 

-Maya

Mr. Hammer put on the

Steel Samurai costume.

 

-Maya

Then he left from here

to go to Studio Two...?

 

-Phoenix

Right.

 

-Maya

But why?

 

-Maya

I wonder if someone called

him...? Like the director,

or the producer...?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine camera***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* This security camera takes

* photos of everyone who comes

* through the gate.

*

* -Phoenix

* It doesn't seem to be switched

* on today.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mascot***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* The mascot of Global Studios.

*

* -Phoenix

* Apparently its name is

* "Mr. Monkey."

*

********************************************

 

***Examine path to the left*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Studio Two is down that way.

*

* -Phoenix

* Studio Two... the real scene

* of the crime.

*

* -Maya

* Say, Nick, how did you

* figure that out again?

*

* -Phoenix

* Well...

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Actually, it's a long story,

* I'll tell you another time.

*

* -Maya

* Aww.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine Studio One entrance**************

*

* -Phoenix

* The entrance to Studio One.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the studio where they

* found Jack Hammer's body.

*

* -Phoenix

* I don't have that cardkey

* anymore, so I can't go in

* there today.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19

Studio Two Entrance

 

-Maya

Hey, Nick...

It's Ms. Vasquez!

 

-Maya

Hello?

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Maya

H-E-L-L-O!

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Maya

H!

 

-Maya

E!

 

-Maya

L!

 

-Maya

L!

 

-Maya

O!

 

-Phoenix

M-Maya! You should at least

try to be polite...

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

I'm watching the clouds.

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Phoenix

(That's all she had

to say, apparently...)

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine "2"******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a big "2" painted

* here.

*

* -Phoenix

* So this is the number

* in Cody's photograph.

*

* -Phoenix

* And to think, if he hadn't

* brought that photograph in...

*

* -Maya

* Don't get all teary eyed yet.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* This is where Sal Manella

* and Dee Vasquez ate.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's nothing left

* on the plates.

*

* -Maya

* Hey, so they ate t-bone

* steaks too.

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Something wrong?

*

* -Maya

* I don't know... I'm getting

* this funny feeling.

*

* -Maya

* Something about this

* just feels... odd, you know?

*

* -Phoenix

* Can't say that I do...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine trailer door*********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The trailer door.

* It's locked.

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's not even looking.)

*

* -Phoenix

* Okay. Hey, you look.

*

* -Maya

* Wh-why are you showing

* that to me, Nick?

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Maya

* Um, excuse me? Mr. Hammer

* came here on the day of

* the murder, and...

*

* -Vasquez

* Shh.

*

* -Maya

* ?

*

* -Vasquez

* Perhaps you didn't hear me.

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm watching the clouds.

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm not interested in

* talking to you.

*

* -Maya

* Do something, Nick!

* She's really ticking me off!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Oh dear...)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Will Powers"*****************

*

* -Maya

* Umm... Mr. Powers wasn't

* the killer!

*

* -Maya

* You don't have to

* cancel the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Vasquez

* I think I'm tired

* of the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Maya

* You... you did it!

*

* -Maya

* Nick! She did it!

* She's the killer!

*

* -Maya

* My Fey blood speaks to me!

* I know it! I know it!

*

* -Phoenix

* (Oh dear...)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Director Manella"************

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, I was wondering if you

* could tell me about Mr.

* Manella?

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* If you must talk

* about that man...

*

* -Vasquez

* Perhaps you could

* talk about it in

* the trailer?

*

* -Vasquez

* By yourselves?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Oh, oh dear...)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19

Studio Two Trailer

 

-Maya

...

 

-Maya

Wasn't the assistant cleaning

up yesterday?

 

-Maya

Funny, it still seems

pretty messy in here.

 

-Phoenix

I guess she was still on

a high from getting that

rare card she needed.

 

MOVE TO: Outside Studio Two

         Studio - Main Gate

         Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

October 19

Global Studios

Employee Area

 

-Maya

I guess they're not

filming today, either.

 

-Maya

I did want to see them

filming... just one time.

 

-Phoenix

This trial will be over and

done by tomorrow. You can

come see them film later.

 

-Maya

I guess...

 

-Maya

This is where you found

that bottle of sleeping

pills, right?

 

-Phoenix

Uh huh.

 

-Maya

I wonder if there're any

other clues lying around.

 

-Gumshoe

Yaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaarh!

 

-Gumshoe

No no no!

No touchin'!

 

-Maya

Eeek!

 

-Gumshoe

Oh, sorry, pal.

 

-Gumshoe

Didn't mean to

frighten you.

 

-Maya

D-didn't mean...?

I almost had a heart attack!

 

-Gumshoe

Heh heh.

I guess I can be a little

dramatique at times...

 

-Gumshoe

I suppose it's the actor

in me...

 

-Phoenix

("Dramatique" indeed...)

 

-Gumshoe

Ahem.

 

-Gumshoe

Anyway, I'm here to examine

the plate on that table.

 

-Phoenix

Wait, are you looking

for sleeping pills?

 

-Gumshoe

Yeah, pal. Traces thereof.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine open grate***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* That grate's still

* lying here.

*

* -Maya

* Ah, they've seen wisdom

* at last!

*

* -Maya

* They know if they fixed it

* I'd just kick it off again.

*

* -Phoenix

* That poor assistant...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine dressing room door***************

*

* -Phoenix

* The door to the dressing room.

* It's not locked.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine vending machine******************

*

* -Phoenix

* Let's see... cola, candy,

* chips, gum...

*

* -Phoenix

* Huh. It's so... normal.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine nearest table********************

*

* -Phoenix

* The remains of the employees'

* lunch are scattered around.

*

* -Phoenix

* Everyone was probably too

* shocked to clean up.

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a t-bone on one of

* the plates, minus the steak.

*

********************************************

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Gumshoe

* I'm guessing I know as

* much about that as you

* do, pal, i.e. nothing.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The plate"*******************

*

* -Maya

* So you're looking for traces

* of the sleeping pills... how?

*

* -Gumshoe

* For a thorough examination

* I gotta take the plate back

* to the precinct.

*

* -Gumshoe

* But I have the capabilities

* to make a cursory examination

* right here!

*

* -Gumshoe

* Our science guy gave me

* some testing solution.

*

* -Gumshoe

* This reacts to sleeping

* pills, see? If there're traces

* it'll change color.

*

* -Maya

* Wow! Neat!

*

* -Maya

* Well, Detective Gumshoe?

* What are you waiting for?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Now, now, everything

* in due time, pal.

*

* -Gumshoe

* ...

*

* -Gumshoe

* ...

*

* -Gumshoe

* ...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well, the testing solution

* on the plate changed color

* alright.

*

* -Phoenix

* So there were sleeping pills

* on the plate!

*

* -Gumshoe

* Looks like it.

*

* Steak Plate added to

* the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Steak Plate**********************

*

* -Gumshoe

* It's looking like Will Powers

* was drugged...

*

* -Gumshoe

* I'm going to go back to

* the precinct to do some

* more detailed tests.

*

* -Maya

* You're being very... free with

* your information today,

* Detective.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well... don't go telling

* anyone this, pal.

*

* -Gumshoe

* But I was kind of impressed

* at today's trial, too.

*

* -Maya

* ...!

*

* -Gumshoe

* Most lawyers would've given

* up after that director's

* testimony.

*

* -Gumshoe

* I think if it'd been anyone

* but you up there, Powers would

* be done for by now.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The investigation"***********

*

* -Phoenix

* How goes your investigation?

*

* -Gumshoe

* To tell the truth, it's a

* real mess, pal.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Some people think we should

* pursue the case we already

* have against Powers...

*

* -Gumshoe

* And some people think we

* should switch suspects!

*

* -Maya

* What do you think, Detective

* Gumshoe?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well, pal, I hate

* to admit it...

*

* -Gumshoe

* But I'm not sure I buy the

* case against Mr. Powers any

* more.

*

* -Gumshoe

* I feel kind of bad for

* Mr. Edgeworth, though.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Prosecutor Edgeworth"********

*

* -Phoenix

* How is Edgeworth doing,

* anyway?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Edgeworth is out of control!

*

* -Gumshoe

* He was in the waiting room

* and he crushed this paper cup

* with hot, hot coffee in it.

*

* -Phoenix

* Whoa...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Talk about burns, pal!

*

* -Maya

* Wow! The fury of Edgeworth!

*

* CONTINUE FOR FIRST TIME ONLY

*

* -Phoenix

* Yeah, crushing paper cups...

*

* -Phoenix

* (Cups... bottles...?)

*

* -Phoenix

* Say, what ever happened

* with that empty bottle?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, the bottle of sleeping

* pills?

*

* -Gumshoe

* Well, I got some good

* news for you about that.

*

* -Gumshoe

* They found the victim,

* Jack Hammer's prints on

* the bottle.

*

* -Maya

* So that means...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Yep, it sounds like the one

* who put Powers to sleep was

* none other than... the victim!

*

* -Phoenix

* (So I was right!)

*

* Sleeping Pill Bottle added

* to the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Sleeping Pill Bottle*************

*

* -Phoenix

* Detective, about that

* bottle...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, that? Talk about

* embarrassing, pal!

*

* -Gumshoe

* I can't believe I missed

* that on my first sweep for

* evidence.

*

* -Gumshoe

* Don't know how I can apologize

* to Mr. Edgeworth.

*

* -Maya

* It must be tough being a

* detective, with all that

* responsibility...

*

* -Gumshoe

* Oh, heh heh. *blush*

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Penny

Oh! Hello!

 

-Maya

What are you doing here?

 

-Penny

Oh... I was just cleaning

up the dressing room.

 

-Penny

I guess WP won't be

using it anymore, so...

 

-Maya

Wha!? What!?

Why!?

 

-Maya

But WP's innocent!

 

-Penny

Yes, and I'm really

grateful for all you've done.

 

-Penny

But...

 

-Penny

This week is the last episode

of the Steel Samurai...

 

-Maya

What!?

Nooooooooooooooooo!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine sofa*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like someone

* was sleeping here.

*

* -Penny

* Oh, sorry. I haven't

* cleaned up there yet.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine mirror***************************

*

* -Phoenix

* They always have mirrors

* like this in dressing rooms.

*

* -Phoenix

* I always check my hairdo

* when I look in a mirror.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hmm... not quite as spiky

* as usual, I see.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine cosmetics************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's an array of

* cosmetics here.

*

* -Phoenix

* This is the wig used in

* "Samurai Boogey-Woogey."

*

* -Maya

* Wow!

* You remembered, Nick!

*

* -Phoenix

* Thanks to you...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine table****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* There's a box for snacks on

* the table. They must give

* these to the employees.

*

* -Phoenix

* Hmm. It's completely empty.

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* I can feel Maya's eyes

* burning into the back

* of my neck.

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* It's Powers's bag.

*

* -Penny

* I put all of WP's personal

* belongings in there.

*

* -Penny

* He'll be able to come

* pick them up, right?

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm sure he'll come, yes.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Powers's(?) Photo****************

*

* -Penny

* So this photo was Mr. Hammer

* all along?

*

* -Phoenix

* It seems that way.

*

* -Penny

* Why would Mr. Hammer

* do something like that?

*

********************************************

 

***Present "Path to Glory"******************

*

* -Penny

* Wow... wow!

*

* -Penny

* It must have taken him

* forever to collect all these.

*

* -Maya

* Kids love the Steel Samurai.

*

* -Penny

* They do, don't they?

*

********************************************

 

***Present Sleeping Pill Bottle*************

*

* -Penny

* What's that?

*

* -Phoenix

* An empty bottle of sleeping

* pills.

*

* -Phoenix

* With Mr. Hammer's

* fingerprints on it...

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* Now I'm really confused!

*

********************************************

 

***Present other****************************

*

* -Penny

* I'm sorry...

*

* -Penny

* I'm not sure what

* to make of that.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Mr. Hammer"******************

*

* -Phoenix

* I was wondering if I could

* ask you about Mr. Hammer...

*

* -Penny

* Yes?

*

* -Phoenix

* On the day of the murder,

* he went to Studio Two.

*

* -Penny

* Huh? I thought he went

* to Studio One?

*

* -Maya

* He stole the Steel Samurai

* costume, too!

*

* -Penny

* What!?

*

* -Penny

* Why would Mr. Hammer do

* something like that?

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* Oh...

*

* -Penny

* I guess the rumor must be

* true, then.

*

* -Maya

* The rumor?

*

* -Penny

* Yeah. Mr. Vasquez, that

* producer, had some kind of

* hold on Hammer.

*

* -Penny

* She had some dirt on him...

* He'd do anything she

* said, apparently.

*

* -Maya

* Some "dirt"?

*

* -Maya

* What dirt!

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* Dirt. You know, bad stuff.

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* Um, I know what dirt means...

*

* -Penny

* About five years ago, they

* were filming a movie starring

* Mr. Hammer.

*

* -Penny

* They were using the new

* studio... Studio Two.

*

* -Penny

* Some sort of accident

* happened during filming.

*

* -Penny

* After that, they never used

* Studio Two again.

*

* -Penny

* They left the film set the

* way it was, too.

*

* -Phoenix

* (The film set...? Was that

* trailer part of the film

* set, then?)

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "The last episode"************

*

* -Maya

* W-what do you mean,

* the "last Steel Samurai"!?

*

* -Penny

* I know it's a shock,

* but nothing can be done

* to save it now.

*

* -Penny

* Whoever really did kill

* Mr. Hammer, also signed the

* Steel Samurai's death warrant.

*

* -Maya

* No... no!

*

* -Penny

* Also, I hear that Global

* Studios is going to change

* its programming.

*

* -Penny

* They're not going to make

* kids' shows anymore.

*

* -Maya

* W-what!?

* Why!?

*

* -Penny

* I don't know.

*

* -Penny

* It's sad, but that's what

* Global Studios decided.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Five years ago"**************

*

* -Phoenix

* An accident five years ago?

*

* -Penny

* Yes, in Studio Two.

*

* -Penny

* That trailer there was

* part of the film set.

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell us

* what happened?

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* S-sorry.

*

* -Penny

* I don't think I can.

*

* -Penny

* They really don't want

* us to talk about it.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Studio policy"***************

*

* -Phoenix

* Why aren't they going to make

* kids' shows anymore?

*

* -Penny

* The studio bigwigs don't

* want the Steel Samurai

* around anymore.

*

* -Penny

* They want to forget all

* this ever happened.

*

* -Penny

* They want it quiet, you

* understand?

*

* -Maya

* H-how can they just do that!

*

* -Maya

* What about all the kids

* who love the Steel Samurai!

*

* -Penny

* It's okay. I'm sure the

* kids will be fine.

*

* -Penny

* They'll find a new

* hero to follow.

*

* -Maya

* No, that can't be true!

*

* -Maya

* If the program just ends,

* they'll be heartbroken

* for sure!

*

* -Maya

* N-Nick!

* Say something!

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm... yeah.

*

* -Phoenix

* (I think evidence, rather

* than words, is called

* for here.)

*

* -Phoenix

* Here, take a look at this.

*

* ***Present something wrong******************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * *TAKE THAT!*

* *

* * -Penny

* * What's this?

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * This is why you can't

* * stop the Steel Samurai.

* *

* * -Penny

* * I'm sorry...

* * I don't understand.

* *

* * -Maya

* * Neither do I, Nick.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * F-funny that. I don't either!

* * (Oops. Let's try that again.)

* *

* * RETURN TO COURT RECORD

* *

* ********************************************

*

* -Phoenix

* *TAKE THAT!*

*

* -Penny

* And this is...?

*

* -Phoenix

* A fan collected all of

* these photographs.

*

* -Phoenix

* The kids love the Steel

* Samurai!

*

* -Phoenix

* The show shouldn't be

* cancelled just so some

* adults can save face!

*

* -Phoenix

* I would think you would

* understand that better

* than anyone.

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* You're right...

*

* -Penny

* Okay!

*

* -Penny

* But what can I do?

*

* -Phoenix

* Well, for starters...

*

* -Phoenix

* You can tell me something.

*

* -Phoenix

* Tell me what it is that

* Global Studios is so intent

* on hiding?

*

* -Phoenix

* Tell me about this accident

* five years ago.

*

* -Penny

* ...

*

* -Penny

* Okay!

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Five years ago"**************

*

* -Phoenix

* Could you tell us what

* happened five years ago?

*

* -Penny

* Well, I can tell you

* what I've heard.

*

* -Penny

* Apparently, five years ago,

* someone died... and it was

* Hammer's fault.

*

* -Maya

* S-someone died!?

*

* -Penny

* It was an accident, of course!

*

* -Penny

* Anyway...

*

* -Penny

* The producer, Ms. Vasquez

* managed to hush it up.

*

* -Phoenix

* And that's the "dirt" she

* had on Mr. Hammer?

*

* -Maya

* And that's why Mr. Hammer

* would do anything Ms. Vasquez

* asked him to do!

*

* -Maya

* ...

*

* -Maya

* But, it was an accident,

* right? Why didn't they just

* make it public?

*

* -Penny

* Well, you know Mr. Hammer

* was a big star back then.

*

* -Penny

* They were afraid about what

* would happen to his career

* if word got out.

*

* -Maya

* I see...

*

* -Penny

* You know who knows mre

* about this? Ms. Oldbag.

*

* -Penny

* She was here at the studios

* back then, you know.

*

* -Phoenix

* Thanks.

* We'll try asking her.

*

* -Phoenix

* (If she'll talk...)

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Oldbag

What, you're still slinking

around?

 

-Oldbag

If you like the place so

much, why don't you take

over for me?

 

-Maya

The old windbag doesn't

look so good...

 

-Oldbag

E-everybody's doing their

darnedest to forget Hammer.

 

-Oldbag

Who do they think made

Global Studios what it

is today?

 

-Oldbag

Hammer!

It's all due to Hammer!

 

-Maya

She's starting to froth

at the mouth, Nick...

 

-Maya

Maybe we should keep a safe

distance?

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present anything*************************

*

* -Oldbag

* Sorry...

*

* -Oldbag

* I don't want to think

* about it anymore.

*

********************************************

 

***Talk about "Five years ago"**************

*

* -Phoenix

* Umm...

*

* -Phoenix

* I wanted to ask you about

* five years ago...

*

* -Oldbag

* !

*

* -Oldbag

* Who told!?

* Who did you hear that from!?

*

* -Phoenix

* I, uh... huh?

*

* -Oldbag

* Nichols!

*

* -Phoenix

* N-nickels?

*

* -Maya

* Nichols, Nick. Penny Nichols.

* That assistant we talked to.

*

* -Phoenix

* O-oh, right.

*

* -Phoenix

* Anyway, we heard about

* the accident.

*

* -Phoenix

* It was during filming with

* Jack Hammer...

*

* -Phoenix

* He killed a man. Didn't he?

*

* -Oldbag

* Wh-whippersnappers!

*

* -Oldbag

* Dredging up dirt on someone's

* past like that... and the

* recently departed, no less!

*

* -Oldbag

* I suppose you think

* this is fun!?

*

* -Phoenix

* N-no, I'm just doing my job

* to protect Mr. Powers...

*

* -Oldbag

* And you claim that Hammer

* stole Powers's costume!

*

* -Oldbag

* You expect me to believe

* that rubbush!?

*

* -Oldbag

* Or do you have some

* kind of proof?

*

* -Phoenix

* (Proof that Hammer stole

* Powers's costume? Hmm...)

*

* ***I have proof*****************************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * I'm sorry Ms. Oldbag,

* * but I do have proof.

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * I can prove that Mr. Hammer

* * stole Mr. Powers's costume.

* *

* * ***Present something wrong******************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * Hmph!

* * * What's that supposed

* * * to prove!?

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * That means nothing to me!

* * *

* * * -Maya

* * * Nick... I'm kinda having

* * * trouble figuring that one

* * * out too.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * (Hmm... wrong evidence?)

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * (But I know Oldbag knows

* * * something!

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * (I have to get her to talk!)

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* * ***Present Steak Plate**********************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Mr. Powers ate a t-bone

* * * steak for lunch, correct?

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * W-well... yes. So?

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * This is the plate that

* * * he used to eat that steak.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * There are traces of sleeping

* * * pill powder on the plate!

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * Mmmph? Hah!

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * I-I bet Powers put

* * * it in there himself!

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * Even a lightweight like him

* * * must have trouble sleeping

* * * sometimes.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Except, I have proof that

* * * Mr. Hammer put the pills in.

* * *

* * * ***Present something wrong******************

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * * *

* * * * -Oldbag

* * * * Hmph!

* * * * What's that supposed

* * * * to prove!?

* * * *

* * * * -Oldbag

* * * * That means nothing to me!

* * * *

* * * * -Maya

* * * * Nick... I'm kinda having

* * * * trouble figuring that one

* * * * out too.

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (Hmm... wrong evidence?)

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (But I know Oldbag knows

* * * * something!

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (I have to get her to talk!)

* * * *

* * * ********************************************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * This bottle contained

* * * sleeping pills.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Mr. Hammer's fingerprints

* * * were found on the bottle.

* * *

* * * CONTINUE

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* * ***Present Sleeping Pill Bottlle************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Here's my proof.

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * What? What's a little empty

* * * bottle supposed to prove?

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * It's a bottle of sleeping

* * * pills.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * With Mr. Hammer's

* * * fingerprints on it...

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * Wh-what does that prove?

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * I... I'm sure old Hammer had

* * * some sleepless nights!

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * Where's your proof that he

* * * used those pills on Powers?

* * *

* * * ***Present something wrong******************

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * * *

* * * * -Oldbag

* * * * Hmph!

* * * * What's that supposed

* * * * to prove!?

* * * *

* * * * -Oldbag

* * * * That means nothing to me!

* * * *

* * * * -Maya

* * * * Nick... I'm kinda having

* * * * trouble figuring that one

* * * * out too.

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (Hmm... wrong evidence?)

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (But I know Oldbag knows

* * * * something!

* * * *

* * * * -Phoenix

* * * * (I have to get her to talk!)

* * * *

* * * ********************************************

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * *TAKE THAT!*

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * Mr. Powers ate a t-bone

* * * steak for lunch, correct?

* * *

* * * -Oldbag

* * * W-well... yes. So?

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * This is the plate that

* * * he used to eat that steak.

* * *

* * * -Phoenix

* * * There are traces of sleeping

* * * pill powder on the plate!

* * *

* * * CONTINUE

* * *

* * ********************************************

* *

* ********************************************

*

* ***I don't have proof***********************

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * Proof? Well... no.

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * See! See!?

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * I see how you work! Anything

* * that doesn't fit, you just

* * blame on the dead!

* *

* * -Oldbag

* * Well... well...

* * Just butt out, lawyer-boy!

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (She knows something!)

* *

* * -Phoenix

* * (But how am I going to

* * get her to talk...?)

* *

* ********************************************

*

* -Oldbag

* ...!

*

* -Oldbag

* ...

*

* -Oldbag

* ...

*

* -Oldbag

* I see.

*

* -Oldbag

* Poor, poor Hammer.

*

* -Oldbag

* You did wrong, Hammer,

* rest your soul.

*

* -Maya

* Ms. Oldbag...?

*

* -Oldbag

* Okay. You win.

* I'll talk.

*

* -Oldbag

* I'm tired, see...

* Tired of holding it all in.

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Oldbag...

*

* -Oldbag

* You're right. Five years ago

* there was an accident...

* a fatal accident.

*

* -Oldbag

* What's worse, a paparazzi

* took a photo of it.

*

* -Oldbag

* That photo, well, it caused

* quite a stir.

*

* -Oldbag

* And guess who made it

* all better? Vasquez!

*

* -Oldbag

* She has ties to the

* mafia...

*

* -Oldbag

* She silenced that paparazzi.

*

* -Oldbag

* That was the beginning.

*

* -Oldbag

* After that, she became a

* force to be reckoned with

* here at the studio.

*

* -Maya

* I see...!

*

* -Oldbag

* But, you have to understand...

*

* -Oldbag

* Poor old Hammer never meant

* any harm to anyone!

*

* -Maya

* Ms. Oldbag...

*

* -Oldbag

* Hold on a minute.

*

* -Maya

* Poor Ms. Oldbag...

*

* -Oldbag

* Here, take this.

*

* -Phoenix

* ...?

* A photograph?

*

* -Phoenix

* W-wait a second!

*

* -Oldbag

* This is the picture.

*

* -Phoenix

* Is... this the trailer

* in Studio Two?

*

* -Oldbag

* Hammer was supposed to fight

* with a bad guy on the top

* of those stairs, there.

*

* -Oldbag

* He pushed the other actor,

* and the man fell onto the

* flowerbox fence.

*

* -Oldbag

* B-but how did you get this?

*

* -Oldbag

* It... was a long time ago.

* I don't feel much like

* talking about it.

*

* -Phoenix

* I understand...

*

* Five-Year-Old Photo added

* to the Court Record.

*

********************************************

 

***Present Five-Year-Old Photo**************

*

* -Oldbag

* Poor old Hammer. He was

* a big star. The biggest.

*

* -Oldbag

* That accident five years

* ago is what did him in.

*

* -Oldbag

* He wanted to hide it.

* He didn't want anyone to know.

*

* -Oldbag

* Poor, silly old Hammer.

* If he had just come out

* and confessed...

*

* -Oldbag

* Then Vasquez wouldn't have

* gotten her claws into him!

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

Detective Gumshoe

must have left by now.

 

-Phoenix

He's probably thinking

about what to do in

tomorrow's trial.

 

-Maya

I bet Edgeworth is

pretty angry with him.

 

MOVE TO: Dressing Room

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Maya

The assistant must

have gone off somewhere.

 

-Maya

That stuff about Mr. Hammer

must have come as a shock

to her.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Examine sofa*****************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Looks like someone

* was sleeping here.

*

* -Maya

* Well, we can be pretty sure

* WP did take a nap here, like

* he said.

*

* -Phoenix

* I'm not sure being drugged

* counts as taking a "nap"...

*

********************************************

 

***Examine bag******************************

*

* -Phoenix

* Mr. Powers's bag.

*

* -Maya

* I hope WP can come pick

* it up himself, soon.

*

* -Phoenix

* Soon, soon.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Employee Area

         Studio - Main Gate

         Outside Studio One

         Outside Studio Two

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

***Present Five-Year-Old Photo**************

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* (She's not even looking.)

*

* -Vasquez

* Where.

*

* -Phoenix

* Wh-what?

*

* -Vasquez

* Where did you get that?

*

* -Phoenix

* I, well...

*

* -Vasquez

* Oldbag.

*

* -Phoenix

* O-Old...?

*

* -Maya

* She means the security lady,

* Ms. Oldbag, Nick.

*

* -Phoenix

* Right... anyway...

*

* -Phoenix

* Ms. Vasquez.

*

* -Phoenix

* You hid this incident from

* the press, didn't you?

*

* -Phoenix

* And you used it to control

* Mr. Hammer!

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* The wind.

*

* -Phoenix

* The... huh?

*

* -Vasquez

* It's gotten stronger, don't

* you think? The wind.

*

* -Vasquez

* ...

*

* -Vasquez

* Your conversation interests

* me.

*

* -Vasquez

* Let's talk about it more

* inside the trailer.

*

* -Maya

* Nick.

* She went inside the trailer.

*

********************************************

 

MOVE TO: Trailer

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Vasquez

Hmph. You came.

 

-Vasquez

Well then, what was that

you were talking about?

 

-Phoenix

(...!

Why is she so eager to

talk all of a sudden?)

 

-Phoenix

Ms. Vasquez.

 

-Phoenix

You were using that accident!

 

-Phoenix

You were blackmailing

Mr. Hammer so you could

control him, weren't you?

 

-Phoenix

That's why he was doing

kids' shows for petty change.

 

-Vasquez

Hmph...

 

-Vasquez

So I'm a blackmailer now?

 

-Maya

Well, that's what it was,

wasn't it!

 

-Maya

I mean, sure, it was

an accident...

 

-Maya

But you used it to drag

Mr. Hammer down from his

rightful place as a star!

 

-Vasquez

Oh...?

 

-Vasquez

I haven't pulled anyone down

from anywhere.

 

-Vasquez

Mr. Hammer's career went

sour of its own accord.

 

-Maya

B-but!

 

-Maya

You were the cause!

You pressured him...

 

-Maya

And to think it was

just an accident...!

 

-Vasquez

Excuse me!

 

-Vasquez

What is this all about?

 

-Vasquez

You keep saying "accident,"

"accident"...

 

-Vasquez

How are you so sure?

 

-Phoenix

What do you mean?

 

-Vasquez

Must I spell everything

out for you?

 

-Vasquez

Think: what would it be

if it wasn't an accident?

 

-Phoenix

...!

 

-Phoenix

No...

 

-Phoenix

No way!

 

-Phoenix

You mean Mr. Hammer

did it... on purpose?

 

-Vasquez

That is what I mean.

 

-Phoenix

Wh-where's your proof!

Can you prove it!?

 

-Vasquez

Hmph!

 

-Vasquez

Just think!

 

-Vasquez

Would he have let me run

his life for five years...

over a mere accident?

 

-Vasquez

And I ran him hard,

believe you me!

 

-Maya

B-but, the security lady

said it was an accident!

 

-Vasquez

Oh. Well, she was a big

fan of Hammer's, you see.

 

-Vasquez

She jumped on the reporter

who brought that photo

into the studio.

 

-Vasquez

She wrenched it out of his

hands, she did. Gave him a

few bruises, too.

 

-Phoenix

(...)

 

-Phoenix

(So that's why she

had the photo...)

 

-Vasquez

She's an old fool.

 

-Vasquez

Of course, all the reporter

would need is the negatives.

He could have made a copy.

 

-Vasquez

But he didn't.

 

-Vasquez

The only copy of that photo

is the one you hold.

 

-Vasquez

Give it to me. Now.

 

-Maya

W-what? This is valuable

evidence!

 

-Vasquez

Boys!

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

U-umm...

 

-Phoenix

Who are they...?

 

-Vasquez

Professionals.

 

-Vasquez

They're good at erasing...

various things.

 

-Vasquez

What do you think...?

Would you like to be erased?

 

-Phoenix

Wh-what!?

 

-Vasquez

The trial ends tomorrow?

 

-Vasquez

How unfortunate.

 

-Vasquez

It's a shame you'll

have to miss it!

 

-Phoenix

...

 

-Phoenix

Tell me why.

 

-Phoenix

Why do you want this

photograph so badly?

 

-Phoenix

This is Mr. Hammer's

"dirt"... no?

 

-Phoenix

Why should Dee Vasquez

care about it at all?

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

I'm sure you'll have plenty

of time to think about that

where you're going.

 

-Vasquez

So long, friends.

 

-Vasquez

Boys, erase away.

 

-Maya

Nooooooooooooo!

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Gumshoe

Hold it right there!

 

-Gumshoe

I heard everything, pal!

 

-Gumshoe

Dee Vasquez!

 

-Gumshoe

You're coming down

to the precinct with me, now!

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

Hmph.

 

-Vasquez

Not bad.

...

 

-Vasquez

Very well.

 

-Vasquez

It appears this contest will

be decided tomorrow then.

In court.

 

-Vasquez

I'll be looking forward to it.

 

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

-Gumshoe

H-hey, you okay, pal?

 

-Gumshoe

Sorry I was a little late

with my entrance.

 

-Gumshoe

I don't get many chances to

practice that sorta thing.

 

-Maya

Detective Gumshoe...

 

-Maya

Thank you thank you thank you!

 

-Maya

I was really scared...

 

-Gumshoe

Huh?

Don't mention it, pal.

Just doing my job.

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Maya

Detective Gumshoe?

 

-Gumshoe

Sorry, it's just... I've

wanted to say that line ever

since I became a detective.

 

-Gumshoe

...

 

-Gumshoe

Okay. I've got one more

job to do today.

 

-Gumshoe

I'm sure we'll run into

each other again soon!

 

-Maya

Well, Nick.

 

-Maya

It looks like we're getting

close to the bottom of this.

 

-Phoenix

(And who's at the bottom...?)

 

-Phoenix

(Dee Vasquez!)

 

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|EPISODE 3 - TURNABOUT SAMURAI|

|FINAL DAY - TRIAL            |

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October 20, 10:00 AM

District Court

Courtroom No. 4

 

-Judge

Court is now in session for

the trial of Mr. Will Powers.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Phoenix

The defense is ready,

Your Honor.

 

-Judge

Today will be the final

day of this trial.

 

-Judge

I hope both the prosecution

and the defense will be able

to present decisive evidence.

 

-Judge

Very well, Mr. Edgeworth.

Your opening statement.

 

-Edgeworth

In yesterday's session, the

defense presented us with

a new theory for this case.

 

-Edgeworth

He claims that the scene

of the crime was, in fact,

Studio Two.

 

-Edgeworth

Today, I will call on people

present in the Studio Two

trailer that day.

 

-Edgeworth

From their testimonies, the

truth will become clear.

 

-Judge

Hmm... very well!

 

-Phoenix

(Edgeworth seems a bit

on edge today...)

 

-Judge

You may call your first

witness, Mr. Edgeworth.

 

-Edgeworth

The prosecution calls Ms.

Dee Vasquez to the stand.

 

-Edgeworth

Ms. Dee Vasquez is a producer

who was present in the Studio

Two trailer that day.

 

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-Edgeworth

Will the witness state her

name and occupation?

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

Dee Vasquez.

I am a producer for

Global Studios.

 

-Edgeworth

On the day of the murder,

you were in the trailer in

Studio Two...

 

-Vasquez

As everyone here knows,

yes?

 

-Edgeworth

...?

 

-Vasquez

I dislike needless banter.

 

-Vasquez

If you must pontificate, do

it when I'm not here.

 

-Edgeworth

Mrrph!

 

-Judge

V-very well, Ms. Vasquez.

 

-Judge

Please give the court your

testimony concerning the

day of the murder.

 

-Maya

Nick! I know she did it!

Make her pay!

 

-Phoenix

R-right!

 

-Phoenx

(If she's guilty, I'll

catch her with her pants

down... So to speak.)

 

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WITNESS TESTIMONY

-- The Day of the Murder --

 

(1)

-Vasquez

I entered the trailer, oh,

a little before noon.

 

(2)

-Vasquez

The meeting began at 12:00

sharp. It ended at 4:00.

 

(3)

-Vasquez

There was to be a rehearsal

afterwards, so we went to

Studio One...

 

(4)

-Vasquez

I was fatigued, so I

had Sal take me.

 

(5)

-Vasquez

At 2:30, we took a 15-minute

break in the meeting.

 

(6)

-Vasquez

Sal and I ate t-bone steaks

on the table in front of the

trailer.

 

-Vasquez

We found Hammer's body

later, when we all went

to Studio One.

 

-Vasquez

That's all.

 

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-Judge

Hmm...

 

-Judge

I have a question about

one part of your testimony.

 

-Judge

You were "fatigued" so you

had Sal "take" you...?

 

-Vasquez

The van.

 

-Judge

Hmm?

 

-Vasquez

There's a van at Studio Two.

 

-Vasquez

I had him take me in that.

 

-Vasquez

I thought it might be risky

to walk, what with that

monkey's head toppling over.

 

Van added to the

Court Record.

 

-Judge

I... I see!

 

-Judge

Very well. Mr. Wright,

your cross-examination.

 

-Maya

This is the final battle,

Nick! Let's do it!

 

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CROSS EXAMINATION

-- The Day of the Murder --

 

(1)

-Vasquez

I entered the trailer, oh,

a little before noon.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   By yourself?

 

   -Vasquez

   Yes.

 

   -Phoenix

   And you didn't stop in

   at the Employee Area?

 

   -Vasquez

   No.

 

   -Phoenix

   ...

 

   -Phoenix

   Are you always this... terse?

 

   -Vasquez

   Yes.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Oh dear...)

 

(2)

-Vasquez

The meeting began at 12:00

sharp. It ended at 4:00.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Did no one leave during

   the meeting?

 

   -Vasquez

   No one.

 

   -Vasquez

   ...

 

   -Phoenix

   ...

 

   -Phoenix

   C-come on... let's talk

   a bit more about that.

 

   -Edgeworth

   *OBJECTION!*

 

   -Edgeworth

   The witness did not come

   here to engage in idle

   conversation!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Stop interrupting the

   testimony.

 

   -Vasquez

   The same could be said to

   you, Mr. Edgeworth.

 

   -Vasquez

   And please stop banging

   on your little desk. It

   hurts my ears.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Mmph!

 

(3)

-Vasquez

There was to be a rehearsal

afterwards, so we went to

Studio One...

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   And when exactly was that?

 

   -Vasquez

   I've forgotten.

 

   -Phoenix

   ...

 

   -Vasquez

   ...

 

   -Phoenix

   Maybe you could try

   remembering?

 

   -Vasquez

   No.

 

   -Edgeworth

   The meeting ended at 4:00,

   and the rehearsal was

   scheduled for 5:00...

 

   -Edgeworth

   I would think it was

   between those times.

 

   -Phoenix

   (You "would think"!? C'mon,

   all you did was state the

   obvious, Edgeworth!)

 

(4)

-Vasquez

I was fatigued, so I

had Sal take me.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Hold on!

 

   -Phoenix

   You had Sal "take" you?

   What does that mean!?

 

   -Vasquez

   It means what I just said.

 

   -Vasquez

   I had Sal take me in

   the Studio Two van.

 

   -Phoenix

   (Oh... oh, right.)

 

(5)

-Vasquez

At 2:30, we took a 15-minute

break in the meeting.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   And what were you doing

   during that time...?

 

   -Vasquez

   Don't hit your desk.

 

   -Vasquez

   It irritates me.

 

   -Edgeworth

   Yeah! Mr. Wright...!

 

   -Edgeworth

   Oops.

 

   -Vasquez

   ...

 

   -Vasquez

   It was a 15 minute break...

 

(6)

-Vasquez

Sal and I ate t-bone steaks

on the table in front of the

trailer.

 

   -Phoenix

   *HOLD IT!*

 

   -Phoenix

   Do you have someone who

   can verify this?

 

   -Vasquez

   Sal.

 

   -Phoenix

   N-no...

   I mean someone else?

 

   -Vasquez

   One person is enough.

 

   -Phoenix

   (If she committed murder

   during that break...)

 

   -Phoenix

   (She wouldn't have had time

   to eat a t-bone steak!)

 

   -Phoenix

   (If I had some evidence that

   proved she didn't eat that

   steak...)

 

-Maya

Well, Nick? Find anything?

 

-Phoenix

I kind of wish she'd

said a little more...

 

-Maya

It's hard. I think she's

pretty used to being the boss.

 

-Maya

But I'm sure you'll find some

kind of contradiction in what

she said... somewhere!

 

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-Phoenix

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Phoenix

Hah! As I thought!

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Phoenix

You claim you ate a t-bone

steak!

 

-Phoenix

But I say you did not!

 

-Judge

W-what's this, now,

Mr. Wright?

 

-Phoenix

Look at this.

 

-Judge

It's... a plate?

 

-Phoenix

This plate was on the table

in the employee room.

 

-Phoenix

As you can see, a large

bone has been left behind.

 

-Edgeworth

Mr. Wright. Need I remind

you it was a T-BONE STEAK!?

 

-Phoenix

Exactly my point!

 

-Phoenix

Remember, if you will...

 

-Phoenix

Ms. Vasquez and Mr. Manella

ate at a table outside the

trailer.

 

-Phoenx

Yet there were no bones left

on the plates!

 

-Phoenix

The plates were bare!

 

-Vasquez

!

 

-Phoenix

Ms. Vasquez?

 

-Phoenix

Tell me, how can a person

eat a t-bone steak...

 

-Phoenix

and not leave the bone?

 

-Phoenix

I think I know how!

 

***You ate the bone, too********************

*

* -Phoenix

* You ate the bone, too!

*

* -Maya

* Um, Nick... are you sure?

*

* -Maya

* I mean, I love steak, but

* even I don't eat the bone!

*

* -Phoenix

* Hey, I don't eat it either!

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright!

*

* -Judge

* I, too, leave the bone.

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, can I try that again?

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

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***You ate a boneless steak*****************

*

* -Phoenix

* Elementary! You were eating

* a boneless steak!

*

* -Judge

* ...

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright, say you

* are right...

*

* -Judge

* What would that prove?

*

* -Phoenix

* ...

*

* -Phoenix

* Um, right, Your Honor.

*

* -Maya

* Nick!

*

* -Maya

* Remember her testimony?

*

* -Vasquez

* She said she ate a "t-bone

* steak"!

*

* -Maya

* She said "bone"!

*

* -Phoenix

* Correct!

* I was... testing you!

*

* -Maya

* Yeah, sure, Nick.

*

* -Phoenix

* Sorry...

* Can I try that one more time?

*

* -Judge

* ...

*

* RETURN TO QUESTION

*

********************************************

 

***You didn't eat the steak*****************

*

* CONTINUE

*

********************************************

 

-Phoenix

You didn't eat any steak

during that break!

 

-Phoenix

You took your steak and

threw it somewhere... like

that incinerator!

 

-Vasquez

!

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Judge

I... I see!

 

-Judge

Then what was Ms. Vasquez

doing during her break?

 

-Phoenix

Isn't it obvious, Your Honor?

 

***Meeting the Steel Samurai****************

*

* CONTINUE

*

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***Picking on Sal Manella*******************

*

* -Phoenix

* She was picking on

* Mr. Manella!

*

* -Judge

* Mr. Wright...

*

* -Judge

* Sometimes this court finds it

* hard to tell whether you are

* joking or being serious.

*

* -Phoenix

* Oh...?

*

* -Judge

* I would prefer it if you

* remained serious!

*

* -Phoenix

* Y-yes, Your Honor.

* I'll do my best.

*

* CONTINUE

*

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-Phoenix

She was meeting with

the Steel Samurai!

 

-Judge

Order!

 

-Judge

A-are you saying...!?

 

-Phoenix

Yes, Your Honor!

 

-Phoenix

As Ms. Vasquez left the

trailer to eat her steak...

 

-Phoenix

She ran into the

Steel Samurai!

 

-Phoenix

And then you did it.

 

-Phoenix

You killed him with

your own hands!

 

-Vasquez

!!!

 

-Judge

M-Mr. Wright!

 

-Judge

I-isn't that a little

presumptuous!?

 

-Edgeworth

*OBJECTION!*

 

-Edgeworth

What kind of stunt are you

trying to pull, Wright!?

 

-Vasquez

Let him claim what he wants...

 

-Vasquez

You say I did it?

 

-Phoenix

Yes.

 

-Vasquez

Fascinating!

 

-Vasquez

And here I was worrying that

today would be as boring

as all the rest.

 

-Vasquez

...

 

-Vasquez

Very well.

 

-Vasquez

Let us have a battle

of wits, you and I.

 

-Phoenix

(Any day, Vasquez!)

 

-Maya

Good luck, Nick!

 

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-Vasquez

Let's see...

 

-Vasquez

What was that murder weapon

again? Oh yes, the "Samurai

Spear."

 

-Phoenix

Yes...?

 

-Vasquez

I am, as you can see,

a woman of petite stature.

 

-Vasquez

How could I possibly use that

heavy spear as a weapon?

 

***I think you could!***********************

*

* -Phoenix

* It's not impossible!

*

* -Edgeworth

* *OBJECTION!*

*

* -Edgeworth

* Well, maybe it's not

* impossible, but--

*

* -Vasquez

* Silence.

*

* -Vasquez

* I'm speaking.

*

* -Edgeworth

* Mmmph!

*

* -Vasquez

* The victim was stabbed

* through the chest from

* the front, yes?

*

* -Vasquez

* I believe this would indicate

* that the victim was aware of

* the killer's presence.

*

* -Vasquez

* Now, the Steel Samurai

* costume is quite light

* and mobile.

*

* -Vasquez

* Compared to the victim, I am

* weaker and slower...

*

* -Vasquez

* I couldn't possibly

* win such a fight!

*

* -Vasquez

* Not to mention, there is

* proof I did not have the

* spear!

*

* -Vasquez

* The photograph of the Steel

* Samurai shows that the victim

* himself was holding it!

*

* -Vasquez

* Or do you mean to suggest

* that I could have wrested

* it away from him?

*

* -Edgeworth

* Y-yeah! Take that, Wright!

*

* -Edgewort