"Oh, give me a break!
If you really believe in the words that you preach...
...Get off your screens and onto the streets!!!
There will be no peaceful revolution!
No war without blood!
You can say I'm just a fool that stands for nothing...
Well, to that...I say you're a cunt!"
(We see the inside of the Russow Wrestling Academy as all of a sudden we hear tires peel out to a stop and an engine roar to life as Levi turns away from the lesson he’s teaching taking a deep breath...he knows there’s a tornado about to enter any minut-
OI! PICK THAT UP!
(Jack walked in and immediately grabbed a treadmill and with all his might sent it tipping over. And with all his might he sets it back up.)Levi Russow:
I know you’re mad...but you break my shit and we’re gonna have words!Jack Russow:
I’M SORRY! I just…
(Levi slides out of the ring and wraps Jack in a hug as he feels him shudder against him.)Levi Russow:
What they’ve done...is unforgivable. And you’re going to prove that to them, right?Jack Russow:
I’m just so ANGRY...ALL THE TIME…Levi Russow:
Then fuckin’ USE IT, kid! You’re a Goddamn Russow! We don’t ask permission OR forgiveness! Now if you know where they are and you know what you want, then Goddammit go break THEIR shit, there’s no fight for you here. These are innocent kids that are just trying to follow the same dream YOU had when you watched me growing up.Jack Russow:
I didn’t come here to hurt anyone...I’m not Kazimir.Levi Russow:
Do not...say that name...in my presence.
Whatever, dude’s a loser anyway.Levi Russow:
He might not have the pieces put together yet? But he’s one of the most dangerous men I’ve been in the ring with. He legit tried to kill me.Jack Russow:
What does that have to do with me?
Because as hard as a random Cossack came after me for my last name? Imagine what that Carnival is gonna do now that YOU’RE the target.Jack Russow:
I told them I was out! I told them this wasn’t my fight anymore!
Yeah? How’d THAT fuckin’ work out for ya?Jack Russow:
...what do I do?Levi Russow:
You gotta do the one thing...us Russow’s can never do.
-Alone In A Room-
“All I needed was the last thing I wanted…
To sit alone in a room, say it all out loud.
Every moment, every second, every trespass…
...every awful thing, every broken dream.”
(The door opens to a room in the basement of Russow Manor...Levi shepherds Jack inside. There’s no light except an eerie blue glow. The entire room seems to be ancient, made with cobblestone. In the middle of the room sits a lone chair. And across from it, a broken TV.)Levi Russow:
I was uh...I was gonna show you a recap of everything they done what to stoke your flame again but umm...it kinda pissed ME off and here we are.
It’s fine...it’s burned into my memory.Levi Russow:
Well...camera’s in the wall, it’ll live stream to my comp. Just...be...Jack.
(Levi shuts the door behind him as Jack runs his hands along the wall looking up and seeing what seems to be a blue tinted skylight at the top of what appears to be a renovated well.)Jack Russow:
Little boy blue...did you fall down this well?
(Jack shakes it off and it’s not long before he takes a seat in the middle of the room and we see the red light of the camera as Jack rocks back and forth fiddling with his hands.)Jack Russow:
Y’know ever since I got to my house and I found...your little present. I’ve been chomping at the bit to get in front of a camera. I’ve been salivating at the notion of getting a live microphone because I’ve had SO MUCH...I need to say to you Reverend Synister and that whore of Babylon that follows you around, “Angel”. When I said...I was out? You shoulda let me stay out.
(Jack sheds his jacket and we see a muscle shirt that is indeed showing new rippling muscles illuminating his new tattoos.)
I decided to wear every heartbreak, every triumph, every in-between milestone of my life on my sleeves. Including my heart...see?
(Jack points to his left biceps where we see a little pixilated video game heart...half full.)Jack Russow:
There it is! Why’s it half empty? I’ll tell you. Much like Angelica Schuyler...I have never been satisfied. I have the perfect wife, two BEAUTIFUL twin children, and a family I couldn’t buy with all my dads money in the world. So why isn’t the heart full?...I’ve yet to be a World Champion.Jack Russow:
Wrestling is the biggest part of this family. I finally...FINALLY got my banner hung up in the Academy! FINALLY I took my place amongst the best and brightest! FINALLY I’D WON MY FATHER’S APPROVAL! And then you crawled out from your festering swamp and you took one look at Mack McKane and cried from your PTSD. So what? You hear me say I’m out and think there’s easy pickings?...there’s a special place in Hell for the things you’ve done.
“And I will get him back even as he GLOATS! In the meantime I’ll practice on dishonorable THROATS!” because YOU...couldn’t leave well enough alone! I was willing to leave you to your own nonsensical rambling snake charming devices but you...attacked...me. Not me the person...me the family man. You entered my domicile and you threatened my progeny. Reverend Synister I want you to watch what I do to poor Moondust. And it should be said! I respect Moondust! How long has he been a developmental talent just getting his ass kicked week after week!? I have all the respect in the world for that veteran workhorse and that’s what makes me...the Anti-Hero...because now I have to put him DOWN to send a message to YOU.
(Jack stands up and rubs his face with his hands just like his father does when he’s frustrated.)Jack Russow:
Moondust, I said something about you behind your back and I'm sorry, but I respect you enough to say it to your face. You come to that ring all painted blue and on your bullshit...and I’m gonna thrash you so bad your blood will make purple. But that’s fine! Purple’s my favorite color! So when I stand with the mixture of blood and paint on my hands...and I smear it on my bare chest like warpaint. You’re gonna know once and for all.....you just ROYALLY...fucked up.
(Jack locates the sliding door and exits as the camera fades to black.)