The edge of the pool

Tina Goldstein is led to the edge of the pool of potion in the MACUSA Death Cell

Extract from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling

SCENE 67: INT. CORRIDOR LEADING TO DEATH CELL – DAY

A long black metallic corridor leads into a pure white cell, which consists of a chair suspended magically over a square pool of rippling potion.

NEWT and TINA are forced into this room by the EXECUTIONERS. A guard stands at the door.

TINA

(to EXECUTIONER 1)

Don’t do this – Bernadette – please –

EXECUTIONER 1

It don’t hurt

TINA is led to the edge of the pool. She begins panicking, her breathing heavy and erratic.

The smiling EXECUTIONER 1 raises a wand and carefully extracts TINA’S happy memories from her head. TINA instantly calms – her expression now vacant, other-worldly.

EXECUTIONER 1 casts the memories into the potion, which ripples, coming alive with scenes from TINA’S life.

A young TINA smiles up as her mother calls.

TINA’S MOTHER (V.O.)

Tina … Tina … come on, pumpkin – time for bed. Are you ready?

TINA

Momma …

TINA’S MOTHER appears in the pool, her expression loving and warm. The real TINA watches, smiling down.

EXECUTIONER 1

Don’t that look good. You wanna get in? Huh?

TINA nods vacantly


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay

By J.K. Rowling