Monday, December 9, 2013

Inside War

Inside War is an action filled drama that takes you deep into the mind of Captain Morgan Lavallee. Previously special forces in the Navy she has taken an honorable discharge after her husbands death to live a simpler life as a police officer in the small town of Great Barrington, MA. After a terrible accident she is left in a coma fighting for her life, literally. Morgan enters her mind in the dream world and is reliving every fight that she has gone through; each one brings her closer to her survival in the real world.  These battles however are not just the same as before, in her dreams the nightmares of her past interfere with each and every task that she attempts to make it through. 
Morgan Lavallee is a single mom that has gone through a lot in her life. She is a tough, yet fragile woman. She fights with the struggle every day of her previous life as a Navy Seal and the actions that she has taken during that time; all while trying to raise her 10 year old daughter.  Her struggles haunt her dreams and her performance as a police officer. She shows a tough character but deep down inside she is hurting far beyond what anybody sees.
Jason Lavallee is Morgan’s passed husband that now plays a part in her dream world. He was previously a Navy Seal as well but was killed in action during one of their missions together. He is seen in her dreams and often causes her to remember the terrible past that has occurred. Often being more of a curse than help, Jason is just a memory that causes more pain now than anything.
Kennedy Tomas chief of police in Great Barrington.  He is a middle aged, hardened war veteran, who is internally sympathetic toward Morgan yet pushes her to be a better police officer. He does not reveal much of his past but simply focuses on the present.
Erika Lavallee is Morgan’s daughter. She is a bright and lively young girl that often tries to care for her mother when she is struggling with life. She knows that her mother hurts and feels as though it is her duty each and every day to try her best to put a smile on her mothers face.
The year is 2035. Morgan and her daughter live in a small town. Morgan is a police officer that only chose that job because she was qualified and she enjoys helping people. Plus, in a small town like Great Barrington, there is not much action that goes on. It is a rather quiet and simple life as she now prefers.
Act 1 – The Attack:
The life of Great Barrington is a slow one. There is rarely much trouble to take care of; everyone is generally very courteous to one another.  Morgan is out on a standard patrol making her rounds like any other day. Suddenly she gets a call in that a robbery is in progress at the local bank North Island Credit Union. Turning on her lights she rushes to the scene and is the first one there.  It is odd that this would happen in such a small town, nonetheless it is happening and she has to put her distracted thoughts aside and focus on what is going on inside the bank. After arriving she finds herself overwhelmed by what is happening. Cars are on fire and smoking. Windows have been shattered and glass has showered the streets. She hears gunshots being fired inside the bank. Normally she would wait for backup but she knows that in this situation there is no time, she draws her weapon and progresses toward the bank. Her previous training kicks in and she is in kill mode. The assailants are inside with semi automatic rifles shooting and playing like it’s a game. Morgan enters the bank and opens fire. With perfect accuracy and speed she hits 3 of them with two quick shots to the chest.  They return fire and Morgan takes cover. One of them takes hides the other opens fire but is wounded in the leg from a stray bullet. Now overwhelmed by the attackers opening fire on her she attempts to take them out. She is unable to hit the last two until finally she is shot in the head by one of the men with rifles.
Act 2 – The Dream:
Morgan awakes in what appears to be a foggy abyss. She doesn’t know where she is. She checks herself to see if she has been wounded, but she is completely fine. As she walks through this foggy abyss she suddenly spots a figure. She soon discovers as she walks toward it that it is Jason, her long lost husband. Reuniting with him she suddenly realizes again that he is indeed dead. Jason explains to her that she is in a dream. Morgan has entered a coma and is now living inside her own dream.  But how does she get out? Jason explains to her that there are missions that she must complete and that each one is vital to her survival. If she survives the mission she will soon find her way out of the coma and back to her daughter.
Meanwhile Kennedy and Morgan’s daughter Erika sit by her bedside caring for her and hoping that she makes it through this.  Erika and Kennedy spend a lot of time together during this time. Kennedy soon realizes the hurt that Erika has been going through to see her mother in such a torn way. Erika explains that she has taken it on herself to protect and care for her mother since no one else is there to do it. She feels as though it is her responsibility that she has inherited as her only child.  
As Morgan spends time with Jason talking about how she misses him and what she is making of her life, the fog begins to slowly clear. As she looks around she sees that she is in a warzone, from a previous mission during her time in the Navy. Jason is gone. She is now in full military gear and her squad is behind her awaiting her commands.
Act 3 – The War:
Morgan begins fighting through the missions but then soon realizes that things have changed and she is in her dream. She can’t just do the same things she has done before. Enemies know what she is going to do and say. Its as if they have been here before and she hasn’t. She soon realizes that she is getting her squad killed and has to let go of what she remembers and take a new path, think differently, act differently.

As she fights her way though her missions she finally finds herself at the place she has most dreaded being. This is the place of her husband’s death. It wasn't because of the mission however that caused her husbands death; she was the cause of his death. She misfired her weapon and killed her husband during this mission. Clouded with the overwhelming fear that she may have to relive that experience she realizes that the area around is completely empty… she is now left standing in a void with nothing but her sidearm. Until behind her she hears a voice call her name. Jason stands there awaiting her to finish the fight. Her one last task is to kill her husband.  She would rather die and stay her in dream with him than shoot him. But Jason talks to her, starts to make her think of their daughter and what her life would be like without her mother. Jason tells her that its time to let go and finish it. Morgan aims the gun at her husband, tears rolling down her face.  She awakes from her coma in the hospital bed, her daughter sitting by her side as doctors’ rush in to examine her.

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