At the End of the Road by Mike Underwood | Script Revolution

At the End of the Road

After a hit-and-run, a tormented driver is close to suicide when his past, present and future selves turn up to offer him a second chance. But will he take up their offer of redemption?

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Life's been pretty shitty for Steve - and tonight is the final straw. After a hit-and-run, he's reached the end of the road.

But as he sits in his blood-stained car, engine running and exhaust fumes being pumped into the cockpit, a miracle happens. Steve is visited by versions of himself - as a child, as present day and as an old man.

Together, they talk him out of his suicidal dilemma and offer him a second chance. A chance to go back to the hit-and-run site to find the body and call the police with a warning ringing in his ears: "Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat its mistakes".

After their sales pitch, Steve takes up their offer and heads back out to the deserted country road where earlier he left someone dying in a ditch.

But as he approaches the corpse, he loses his bottle and flees - straight into the path of an oncoming car which slams into him and ends his life in the blink of an eye.

The car brakes hard after impact and stops. The panicked, shocked driver is Steve. History's mistake repeats itself.

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Submitted: February 18, 2022
Last Updated: April 12, 2022

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The Writer: Mike Underwood

I have a passion for dark, twisting and twisted TV and film which gets the heart racing, the mind questioning and the soul begging for mercy! A little bit about me - armed with a journalism degree, I have been writing professionally since 1999 after becoming a reporter and spending 11 years neck-deep in covering crime and politics in England, Scotland and the United States. I spent two hair-raising years as a night shift city reporter on the Boston Herald in Massachusetts Since 2010, I have worked in the less treacherous world of PR & Communications, winning national awards for creative campaigns, media relations and team leadership for a range of public and private sector organisations... Go to bio

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