PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL - Captain Jack Sparrow ... A Jerry Bruckheimer film Screenplay by Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio Screen story by Jay Wolpert & Stuart Beattie and Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio (Final Production Draft dated 08/25/03) FADE IN: 1 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY A gray, impenetrable wall of fog. A massive SHIP emerges from the mist, the masthead looming: the H.M.S. Dauntless. 2 EXT. DAUNTLESS - FORECASTLE - DAY FOCUS ON a little girl, ELIZABETH SWANN : standing at the bow rail, gazing at the sea, singing, slow tempo. YOUNG ELIZABETH …Yo, ho, yo, ho, a pirate's life for me… We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot. Drink up me 'earties yo ho! We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot. Drink up, me 'earties yo ho! Yo ho yo ho a pirate's life for me. We extort, we pilfer, we filch and sack. Drink up -- She is startled when a hand clutches her shoulder. The hand belongs to JOSHAMEE GIBBS, born old, skin a dark leather. GIBBS (sotto) Quiet, missy! Cursed pirates sail these waters. You don’t want to bring them down on us now, do you? Elizabeth stares wide-eyed at him. NORRINGTON: Mr. Gibbs. NORRINGTON, a dashing young man, Royal Navy to the core, glares at Gibbs. Beside him is GOVERNOR WEATHERBY SWANN, a man of obvious high station -- and Elizabeth's father. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) That will do. GIBBS She was singing about pirates. Bad luck to be singing about pirates, with us mired in this unnatural fog – mark my words. NORRINGTON Consider them marked. On your way. GIBBS Aye, Lieutenant. (as he moves off) Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a mini'ture one. He returns to his deck-swabbing duties, surreptitiously takes a quick swig from a flask. ELIZABETH I think it’d be rather exciting to meet a pirate. NORRINGTON Think again, Miss Swann. Vile and dissolute creatures, the lot of them. I intend to see to it that any man who sails under a pirate flag, or wears a pirate brand, gets what he deserves: a short drop and a sudden stop. Elizabeth frowns; Gibbs helpfully mimes: a man being hung. SWANN Lieutenant Norrington, I appreciate your fervor. But I’m…I’m concerned about the effect this subject will have upon my daughter. NORRINGTON My apologies, Governor Swann. ELIZABETH Actually, I find it all fascinating. SWANN Yes ... that’s what concerns me. Chastised, she turns away, to look out over the bow rail. From out of the fog floats a PARASOL.. Surprised, delighted at this oddity, Elizabeth watches as it bounces off the hull – --and then she sees the body of a young boy emerge from the fog. It is WILL TURNER, floating on his back, unconscious. ELIZABETH Look, a boy! There’s a boy in the water! Norrington and Swann spot him -- NORRINGTON Man overboard! Man the ropes! Fetch a hook! Haul him aboard! Sailors scramble to haul the boy aboard, lay him on the deck. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) He’s still breathing. Gibbs spots something appearing through the fog. GIBBS Mary mother of God ... His gasp turns everyone's attention from the boy to -- The sea ... no longer empty. WRECKAGE from a ship litters the water. What remains of the hull BURNS; a ragged British flag floats in the water. The Dauntless slips past. The scene calls for hushed voices. SWANN What happened here? NORRINGTON It’s most likely the powder magazine. Merchant vessels run heavily armed. GIBBS Lot of good it did them ... (off Norrington's look) Everyone's thinking it! I'm just saying it! Pirates! SWANN There ...There’s no proof of that. It could…Probably an accident. NORRINGTON (to a sailor) Rouse the Captain, immediately! (to the crew) Heave to and take in sails! Launch the boats! They lift the boy. Swann turns to Elizabeth. SWANN Elizabeth, I want you to accompany the boy. He’ll be in your charge. Take care of him. Elizabeth nods gravely. Swann watches her move away. A BOAT Loaded with crew, rowing its way toward the flaming wreckage. THE BOY Lays motionless. Elizabeth beside him. His good looks are not lost on her. She gently brushes the hair from his eyes -- suddenly, he grabs her wrist, awake now. Their eyes lock. She takes his hand in hers. ELIZABETH It’s ok. My name’s Elizabeth Swann . YOUNG WILL Will Turner. ELIZABETH I’m watching over you, Will. He slips back into unconsciousness. His movement has opened the collar of his shirt; he wears a chain around his neck. Elizabeth tugs it free, revealing – A GOLD MEDALLION. She takes the medallion from around his neck. One side is an Aztec skull gazing at her. To her eyes, it can mean one thing only -- ELIZABETH (CONT'D) You’re a pirate. NORRINGTON Has he said anything? Elizabeth whirls to see Norrington behind her. She comes to a decision and hides the medallion behind her back. ELIZABETH His name's William Turner; that’s all I found out. Norrington nods, turns to some of his crew. NORRINGTON Take him below. Norrington moves off. Elizabeth steals away to the stern of the ship. Examines her prize -- the gold medallion. A wisp of wind, and she looks up -- moving through the fog, silent as a ghost, is a large sailing ship, a galleon – It has BLACK SAILS. Elizabeth stares, too frightened to move, or cry out. A flag flies from mizzen-top: a JOLLY ROGER. Elizabeth looks from it to the medallion -- the skull on the flag is the same as the one on the medallion. Fog closes in on the black ship -- except for the flag. As Elizabeth watches, the skull seems to TURN and GRIN at her – Elizabeth shuts her eyes tight -- 3 INT. GOVERNOR'S MANSION - ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM ...and then snap open again, wide with fear. But this is no longer twelve-year-old Elizabeth on the Dauntless; this is twenty-year-old Elizabeth, in bed. She looks as far out the corner of her eyes as possible. Might there be someone in the room with her? Elizabeth sits up, ready for anything. She is alone. She turns up the flame on an oil lamp beside the canopied bed. Carries the lamp across to a dressing table. Pulls a drawer all the way out, reaches into a space beneath and removes -- The MEDALLION. It has not lost its luster -- or sense of menace. She stares, absently returns the drawer to its place. She puts on the medallion, looks at herself in the mirror. A BOOMING knock on the door; SWANN (O.S.) Elizabeth? Elizabeth jumps, startled, knocking over her chair. SWANN (O.S.) Are you alright? She throws on a dressing gown, hides the medallion under her nightgown. SWANN (O.S.) Are you decent? ELIZABETH Yes -- yes! Swann enters. A uniformed maid, ESTRELLA, follows. Another uniformed maid enters, carrying a gift box. SWANN Ah, still abed at this hour? It’s a beautiful day! Estrella pulls back the heavy curtains, revealing: beneath a blue sky lies the bucolic town of PORT ROYAL. FORT CHARLES sits on a bluff at the mouth of the harbor. SWANN (CONT'D) I have a gift for you. He opens the box, displays a gorgeous dress. ELIZABETH Oh, it’s beautiful! SWANN Isn’t it? ELIZABETH May I inquire as to the occasion? SWANN Does a father need an occasion to dote upon his daughter? Elizabeth takes it, goes behind a screened-off dressing area. SWANN (CONT'D) Actually, I, um…I had hoped you might wear it to the ceremony today. ELIZABETH (O.S.) Ceremony? SWANN Captain Norrington's promotion ceremony. ELIZABETH (peeks around the screen) I knew it. SWANN Commodore Norrington...he’s about to Become ... a fine gentleman, don’t you think? (no answer) He fancies you, you know. (a gasp from the screen) Elizabeth ? How’s it coming? ON ELIZABETH as she holds her hair out of the way. Estrella -- a foot in Elizabeth's back -- cinches the corset laces tight. ELIZABETH It’s difficult ... to say. SWANN (O.S.) I’m told it’s the latest fashion in London ELIZABETH (holding her breath) Well, women in London must’ve learned not to breathe. Estrella is finished. Elizabeth takes a breath -- and winces. A BUTLER appears in the doorway of the room. BUTLER M’lord , you have a visitor. 4 INT. GOVERNOR'S MANSION - FOYER - DAY The caller, dressed in rough clothing, is very out of place, and knows it. Holding a presentation case, he inspects a sconce on a nearby wall. Suddenly, a section of it breaks off into his hand. At a loss as to what to do with it, the caller hides the section in an umbrella stand just before a servant walks by. As the caller composes himself... SWANN Ah, Mr. Turner! It's good to see you again! The caller turns -- it is WILL TURNER. Handsome, with a watchful demeanor that gives him a weight beyond his years. WILL Good day, sir. I have your order. Will puts the presentation case on a table, opens it. Inside is a beautiful dress sword and scabbard. Will takes it out reverently, hands it to Swann. Swann removes the sword from the scabbard and inspects it. WILL (CONT'D) The blade is folded steel. That's gold filigree laid into the handle. If I may -- He takes the sword from Swann, balances it on one finger at the point where the blade meets the guard. WILL (CONT'D) Perfectly balanced. The tang is nearly the full width of the blade. With practiced ease, Will flips the sword, catches it by the hilt, and offers the sword back to Swann, bowing slightly. SWANN Impressive... very impressive. Ah, now, Commodore Norrington is going to be very pleased with this. Swann returns the sword to its scabbard and hands it to Will. As Will puts it back in the case… SWANN Do pass my compliments on to your master. Will's face falls. Clearly, the work is his, and he's proud of it. WILL I shall. A craftsman is always pleased to hear his work is appreciated -- He stops speaking abruptly, staring past Swann – Elizabeth stands on the stairs. Granted, the dress may be painful to wear, but holy smokes! SWANN Ah, Elizabeth , you look absolutely stunning. Will tries to speak -- gives up, smiles to himself, and nods. ELIZABETH Will! So good to see you! (her hand goes to the hidden medallion) I had a dream about you last night. WILL About me? SWANN Elizabeth , is that entirely proper for you to…? ELIZABETH (ignores her father) About the day we met. Do you remember? WILL How could I forget, Miss Swann? ELIZABETH Will, how many times must I ask you to call me 'Elizabeth'? WILL At least once more, Miss Swann, as always. SWANN There, see, at least the boy has a sense of propriety. Now, we really must be going. Swarm takes the case from the table, hands it to a servant. He leads the servants out the door. ELIZABETH Good day, Mr. Turner. Elizabeth straightens her back, gathers her skirts, strides past Will. 5 EXT. GOVERNOR'S MANSION - DAY Swann follows Elizabeth out the door, toward a carriage. WILL Good day. (to himself) Elizabeth. IN THE CARRIAGE: Elizabeth looks over her shoulder at Will as they ride off. 6 EXT. PORT ROYAL - HARBOR - DAY Against the sky, a mast comes into view. Standing atop the yardarm in all his swashbuckling splendor is JACK SPARROW. He gazes keen-eyed at the H.M.S. Dauntless, looming in the harbor. His attention is drawn to something below. He leaps from the yardarm to the rigging to – Jack's boots SPLASH into the foot of water filling the hull of the Jolly Mon, a small fishing dory with a single sail. Jack sloshes through floating net buoys and fish heads, picks up a bucket, and starts bailing. The boat slips past – The SKELETAL REMAINS of three pirates hang from a gallows on a rocky promontory. A fourth, unoccupied noose bears a sign: PIRATES - YE BE WARNED. The boat slips past the gallows. Jack jumps to his feet and removes his hat, gazes at the pirates, the empty noose, paying a moment of respect. 7 EXT. PORT ROYAL - DOCKS - DAY The harbor, dominated by the H.M.S. Dauntless, bustles with activity. A STEVEDORE spots the bucket floating in the water, looks over just in time to see – Jack on top of the crow's nest – nonchalantly steps directly onto the dock. The Jolly Mon has sunk. Jack strolls past the HARBORMASTER, and his assistant, a YOUNG BOY who follows him. HARBORMASTER What? Hold up there, you. It’s a shilling to tie up your boat at the dock. Jack casts a dubious glance back toward the Jolly Mon's mast. HARBORMASTER (CONT'D) And I shall need to know your name. The harbormaster opens the ledger, holds it up. Jack tosses three shillings onto the ledger. JACK What d’ye say to three shillings and we forget the name? The Harbormaster considers, then shuts the ledger. HARBORMASTER Welcome to Port Royal, Mr. Smith. The Harbormaster quickly moves off. Jack acknowledges the welcome, moves past the Harbormaster's desk, spots a small money bag sitting on top of it. He picks up the bag and shakes it. Pleased to hear the rattle of coins, he pockets it and moves on. 8 EXT. FORT CHARLES - DAY British soldiers march into the courtyard of the fort, taking their places for the ceremony. JACK SPARROW Looks across the bay of Port Royal to: the Interceptor, tied up at a dock below Fort Charles. EXT. FORT CHARLES - DAY SOLDIER (O.S.) Two paces, march! The soldiers, now divided into two columns, obey the order. SOLDIER (O.S.) About face! The soldiers obey and turn, now facing each other. SOLDIER (O.S.) Present arms! The soldiers obey. REVEAL NORRINGTON As he walks between the two columns of soldiers and moves towards the presentation area where Swann waits for him. With choreographed precision, Swann removes the sword and scabbard from its case and presents it to Norrington, in full dress. Norrington accepts the sword, executes a flourishing salute, first to Swann, then to the officers, and then to the audience, assembled beneath the glaring sun. Among the audience is Elizabeth, who looks a bit ill. She winces, discreetly adjusts the corset through the material of the dress, trying to hide her discomfort. 9 EXT. PORT ROYAL - NAVY DOCK - DAY Jack Sparrow makes his way down to the dock, passing --- Two marines on sentry duty, MURTOGG and MULLROY, taking advantage of what little shade there is on the dock. But when Jack saunters up, they are immediately on alert. MURTOGG This dock is off-limits to civilians. JACK I’m terribly sorry, I didn’t know. If I see one, I shall inform you immediately. Jack tries to move around the sentries, but they block his path. JACK (CONT'D) Apparently there’s some sort of high-toned and fancy to do up at the fort, eh? How could it be that two upstanding gentlemen such as yourselves did not merit an invitation? MURTOGG Someone has to make sure this dock stays off limits to civilians. JACK It’s a fine goal to be sure... But it seems to me that a ship like that – (indicates the Dauntless) -- makes this one here a bit superfluous, really. MURTOGG Oh, the Dauntless is the power in these waters, true enough – but there’s no ship that can match the Interceptor for speed. JACK I’ve heard of one, supposed to be very fast, nigh uncatchable ... the Black Pearl. Mullroy scoffs at the name. MULLROY Well ... there’s no real ship as can match the Interceptor. MURTOGG The Black Pearl is a real ship. MULLROY No, no it's not. MURTOGG Yes it is. I've seen it. MULLROY You've seen it? MURTOGG Yes. MULLROY You haven't seen it. MURTOGG Yes, I have. MULLROY You’ve seen a ship with black sails, that’s crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out? MURTOGG ... No. MULLROY No. MURTOGG But I've have seen a ship with black sails. MULLROY Oh, and no ship that's not crewed by the damned and captained by a man so evil that hell itself spat him back out could possibly have black sails, therefore couldn't possibly be any other ship than the Black Pearl. Is that what you're saying? MURTOGG ... no. MULLROY (turns back to Jack) Like I said… there’s no real ship as Can match the Intercept --Hey! But Jack's not there. Murtogg and Mullroy look around, spot Jack standing at the wheel of the Interceptor, casually examining the mechanism. MULLROY (CONT'D) You! Jack looks over in exaggeratedly innocent surprise. The sailors hurry toward the gangplank and board the ship. They raise their guns and approach Jack. MULLROY (CONT'D) Get away from there! You don't have permission to be aboard there, mate! JACK I’m sorry, it’s just, it’s such a pretty boat – ship. MURTOGG What's your name? JACK Smith. Or Smithy, if you like. MULLROY What's your business in Port Royal, 'Mr. Smith'? MURTOGG Yeah, And no lies! JACK Well, then. I confess: It is my intention to commandeer one of these ships, pick up a crew in Tortuga, raid, pillage, plunder and otherwise pilfer my weasely black guts out! MURTOGG I said, no lies. MULLROY I think he's telling the truth. MURTOGG If he were telling the truth he wouldn't have told us. JACK Unless, of course, he knew you wouldn't believe the truth even if he told it to you. Murtogg and Mullroy consider that point -- 10 EXT. FORT CHARLES - DAY Elizabeth, pale and perspiring, fans herself weakly, oblivious to the music and chatter. NORRINGTON May I have a moment? He extends his arm. She takes it. He walks her away from the party, toward the parapet. A rather too long of a silence as Norrington works up his courage. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) (a burst) You look lovely. Elizabeth. Elizabeth frowns, unable to focus. Norrington mistakes her expression as disapproval. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) I apologize if I seem forward – but I must speak my mind. (gains his confidence) This promotion throws into sharp relief that which I have not yet achieved – a marriage to a fine woman. (beat) You have become a fine woman, Elizabeth. ELIZABETH I can't breathe. NORRINGTON (smiles) Yes, I’m a bit nervous myself. Elizabeth loses her balance, stumbles away. Reaches a hand out to the parapet to steady herself, but it slides off -- -- and she vanishes over the wall. Gone. Elizabeth plummets from the top of the cliff, down, down, down toward the sea -- 11 EXT. PORT ROYAL - NAVY DOCKS - DAY Jack tells a story to the attentive sentries. JACK And then they made me their Chief... Jack and the sentries react to the sound of Elizabeth hitting the water, narrowly missing the jagged rocks. 12 AT THE FORT Norrington turns, finds Elizabeth missing. NORRINGTON Elizabeth? Norrington looks down – NORRINGTON ELIZABETH! He leaps to the top of the parapet, prepared to dive – a lieutenant, GILLETTE, catches his arm. GILLETTE The rocks, sir! It's a miracle she missed them! Norrington shakes off his arm, looks down – realizes Gillette is right. He jumps down and runs – UNDERWATER An unconscious Elizabeth continues to sink deeper into the water. 13 EXT. PORT ROYAL – NAVY DOCKS – DAY Jack, Murtogg and Mullroy are still in shock from the sight. JACK Will you be saving her, then? MULLROY I can't swim. Murtogg shakes his head -- neither does he. JACK (not surprised) Prides of the King's Navy, you are. He strips off his hat and coat, hands his pistol, and sword belt to Murtogg. JACK (CONT'D) Do not lose these. And then he dives into the water. 14 UNDERWATER Elizabeth drifts down, unconscious. The MEDALLION slips loose from her bodice. The MEDALLION turns slowly, until the SKULL is fully visible. A shaft of filtered sunlight hits it, and it GLINTS -- and a signal reverberates out across the sea. 15 EXT. PORT ROYAL – VARIOUS – DAY Murtogg turns to Mullroy. MURTOGG What was that? Mullroy shakes his head, shrugging. A gust of wind comes up. Murtogg and Mullroy grab their hats and look up at the British flag which has begun to blow in the opposite direction. The wind pick up, blowing in from the sea -- The SKELETAL REMAINS of the three pirates hanging from the gallows on the rocky promontory twist in the rising wind. 17 EXT. PORT ROYAL - OCEAN - DAY UNDERWATER: Elizabeth's unmoving form hits the bottom -- and then Jack is there. He wraps an arm around her and makes for the surface. 18 ON THE SURFACE Jack swims toward the dock, struggling, making slow progress. He stops stroking, and they submerge. 19 UNDERWATER Jack realizes Elizabeth's dress is weighing them down. He tears it open, skins her out of it, kicks away. The dress falls like a cloud into darkness –- 16 EXT. PORT ROYAL - CLIFFSIDE - DAY Norrington rushes down, followed by his men. Beyond him, past the rocky point, far out to sea, a FOG gathers -- 20 OMITTED 21 AT THE DOCK Murtogg and Mullroy help Jack haul Elizabeth out of the water. Jack climbs up, exhausted. Elizabeth is on her back; Mullroy puts his cheek to her nose and mouth. MULLROY Not breathing. Jack slips Murtogg's knife from its sheath. JACK Move! He pushes past Mullroy, kneels over Elizabeth, raises the knife -- Murtogg is shocked -- Jack slits the corset down the middle, yanks it away. Murtogg catches it. Elizabeth remains still. And then ... she coughs up water, choking on her first full breath... MULLROY I never would have thought of that. JACK Clearly, you've never been to Singapore. Jack spots: the MEDALLION. Jack catches it up in his hand. JACK (CONT'D) Where did you get that? Before Elizabeth can answer, the BLADE of a SWORD is at Jack's throat -- Norrington's new ceremonial sword, in fact. NORRINGTON On your feet. It looks bad -- Jack standing over Elizabeth, most of her clothes gone. The rest of Elizabeth's erstwhile rescuers reach the scene, including Swann. SWANN Elizabeth! Are you all right? He strips off his jacket, drapes it around her. ELIZABETH Yes -- yes, I'm fine -- Governor Swann notices the corset Murtogg is holding. Murtogg points at Jack, who's looking rather sheepish. SWANN (re: Jack) Shoot him! ELIZABETH Father! Commodore, do you really intend to Kill my rescuer? Norrington looks at Elizabeth, then nods to his men. Jack nods a thanks towards Elizabeth. Norrington sheathes his sword, and extends his hand. NORRINGTON I believe thanks are in order. Jack takes Norrington's hand gingerly. They shake -- and Norrington tightens his grip, yanks Jack's arm toward him, then tears back the sleeve of Jack's shirt -- exposing a BRAND on Jack's wrist: a large 'P.' NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Had a brush with the East India Trading Company, did we -- pirate? Shocked reactions, but the sailors are well-trained -- in an instant, half a dozen guns are aimed at Jack. He winces. SWANN Hang him. NORRINGTON Keep your guns on him, men. Gillette, fetch some irons. Norrington notices something else -- above the 'P' brand is a tattoo: a small bird in flight across water. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Well, well ... Jack Sparrow, isn't it? JACK Captain Jack Sparrow. If you please, sir. NORRINGTON (a glance out at the bay) Well, I don’t see your ship -- Captain. JACK I'm in the market, as it were. MURTOGG He said he'd come to commandeer one. MULLROY (to Murtogg) I told you he was telling the truth. (currying favor) These are his, sir. He shows the pistol and belt. Norrington checks the pistol. NORRINGTON No additional shot nor powder. Jack shrugs. Norrington examines the compass, tests it. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) A compass that doesn’t point north. Jack looks away, a bit embarrassed. Norrington half-draws the sword from the scabbard. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) And I half expected it to be made of wood. (re-sheathes the sword) You are, without doubt, the worst Pirate I’ve ever heard of. JACK But you have heard of me. Gillette returns with shackles. Norrington grabs Jack by the arm and drags him over to Gillette. ELIZABETH Commodore, I really must protest! NORRINGTON Carefully, lieutenant. Elizabeth steps forward. Swann's jacket slips off her. She is unconcerned, but he is intent on putting it back on her. ELIZABETH Pirate or not, this man saved my life. NORRINGTON One good deed is not enough to redeem a man of a lifetime of wickedness. Gillette snaps the manacles closed on Jack's wrists. JACK Though it seems enough to condemn him. NORRINGTON (smiles) Indeed. Now that Jack is safely chained, Norrington nods to his men. They stow their weapons. JACK Finally. Lightning-quick, Jack has the manacle chain wrapped around Elizabeth's throat. Guns are drawn again, but now Elizabeth serves as a shield. SWANN No! No! Don't shoot! JACK (to Governor Swann) I knew you’d warm up to me. Commodore Norrington, my effects, please. And my hat. Norrington hesitates, balls his fists in frustration. JACK (CONT'D) Commodore! Norrington takes them from Mullroy, holds them out to Jack. JACK (CONT'D) Elizabeth -- it is Elizabeth isn't it? Elizabeth is more angry than frightened. ELIZABETH It's Miss Swann. JACK Miss Swann, if you'd be so kind? Come, come, dear, we don’t have all day. She takes the belt and pistol from Norrington -- Jack's quicker than she is, and takes the pistol from her. He jerks her around so she is facing him, belly to belly. JACK (CONT'D) Now, if you'll be very kind? She figures out what he wants: put the hat and belt on him. JACK (CONT'D) Easy on the goods, darling. ELIZABETH (as she works) You're despicable. JACK Sticks and stones, love. I saved your life, you've save mine, we’re square. Done. He turns her again, and then backs up until he bumps against the cargo gantry. JACK (CONT'D) Gentleman ... m'lady ... you will always remember this as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparrow. He shoves Elizabeth away, grabs a rope and kicks free a belaying pin -- a counterweight drops and Jack is lifted up to the middle of the gantry, where he grabs a second rope – Jack swings out, out, out, away from and around the gantry. SWANN Now will you shoot him? NORRINGTON Open fire! (muskets fire - and miss) On his heels! Navy men race after him. Jack swings out onto a yardarm, spots a rope leading down – Jack snaps the manacle's chain over the rope. He slides down to a further dock, drops down. Jack makes his way across a bridge, dodging bullets. Norrington watches as Jack disappears into the streets. NORRINGTON Gillette, Mr. Sparrow has a dawn appointment with the gallows. I would hate for him to miss it. Gillette nods, gathers a search party by eye, heads off –- 22 EXT. PORT ROYAL-- TOWN - ALLEY - DAY The fog casts an eerie twilight pall. Armed parties of soldiers search the streets, checks down an alley. They move on -- Jack steps out from his hiding place behind a blacksmith's statue. Moves toward a set of barn doors -- 23 INT. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE - DAY Jack slips through the pass-thru doors. The forge is dark, Lit by lanterns. Every tool is in its place, the workbench tidy and neat. Jack removes his hat and reaches for a short-handled sledge. A bottle hits the ground and a snort, and Jack jumps. MISTER BROWN, in a blacksmith's apron, sleeps in the corner. Jack checks to make sure Mr. Brown is indeed passed out, gives him a hard poke. Brown snorts, turns away. Jack turns to go then turns back and shouts. Another snort. Quickly Jack moves to an anvil, brings the sledge down on the manacle links. It's not working. Jack reacts in frustration. He looks around, spots the gears of a mill. Below it stands a small donkey, a harness attached to the animal. CUT TO: JACK pulling a tool from the blacksmith's fire. The end is red hot. He looks over at the unsuspecting donkey. CUT TO: THE DONKEY Jumps and starts to move, tugging on the harness. It begins to move the gears of the mill. Jack puts the links of the manacle between two of the gears. As they come together, the link snaps. Jack's wrists are free. The SOUND of the latch on the door -- Jack dives for cover. Will enters, notices the mill moving. He stops the donkey, looks around the place. He spots the drunken Mister Brown in the corner. WILL Right where I left you. Will takes off his coat, then notes: the sledge resting on top of the anvil. WILL (CONT'D) (under his breath) Not where I left you. He moves casually toward the sledge. Then spots something nearby; Jack's hat. Will reaches for it -- but the flat of a sword blade slaps his hand. Will steps back. Jack stands there, sword leveled at Will. He backs Will up, toward the door. Will glares at him. WILL (CONT'D) You're the one they're hunting. The pirate. Jack acknowledges it with a tip of his head... then frowns. JACK You seem somewhat familiar ... have I threatened you before? WILL I make a point of avoiding familiarity with pirates. JACK Ah. Well, then it would be a shame to put a black mark on your record. So if you'll excuse me ... Beside the door is a grindstone, a sword resting in the honing guide. Before Jack can react, Will has it in hand. JACK (CONT'D) Do you think this wise, boy? Crossing blades with a pirate? In response, Will assumes an en garde position. WILL You threatened Miss Swann. Jack runs his sword blade along Will's. JACK Only a little. Jack attacks. The two men trading feints, thrusts and parries with lightning speed, almost impossible to follow. Will has no trouble matching Jack. JACK (CONT'D) You know what you're doing, I'll give you that ... Excellent form ... But how's your footwork? If I step here -- He takes a step around an imaginary circle. Will steps the other way, maintaining his relationship to Jack. JACK (CONT'D) Very good! And now I step again. (continuing in a circle) They are now exactly opposite their initial positions. JACK (CONT'D) Ta! Jack turns and heads for the door, now directly behind him. Will registers angry surprise -- and then with a vicious overhand motion, throws his sword -- it buries itself into the door, just above the latch, barely missing Jack. Jack tugs on the sword a few times -- it is really stuck in there. He rattles the latch -- the sword blocks it. Jack mouths a curse, but when he turns back to Will, he's smiling. JACK (CONT'D) That is a wonderful trick. Except, once again, you are between me and my way out. (draws his sword) And now you have no weapon. Eyes on Jack, Will lunges for a new sword from the furnace – this one has a glowing, red-hot tip. The mule, startled, starts moving. Jack looks over at the moving machinery - then leaps forward. Will and Jack duel. Their blades flash and ring. Then Jack's chain smashes across Will's sword, disarming him. Will picks up another. Jack becomes distressingly aware that the entire room is filled with bladed weapons. JACK (CONT'D) Who makes all these? WILL I do! And I practice with them three hours a day! (Jack throws a tool at Will's head) JACK (Continues to throw tools at Will) You need to find yourself a girl, mate! Will sets his jaw - reaches down and picks up a second sword. JACK (CONT'D) Or, perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one -- and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet. You're not a eunuch, are you? A direct hit -- and Will coils even more tightly with anger. WILL I practice three hours a day so that when I meet a pirate ... I can kill it. Fearless, Will drives Jack backwards, and up, onto a movable ramp, wheels in the center. When Jack passes the mid-point, the ramp balances, and rolls wildly as the two men fight. Will gets Jack's chain wrapped around his sword – Will twists the handle of his guard through a link, and stabs the sword up –- So Jack's manacled left arm is now suspended from the ceiling. Not good. He parries using one hand, twisting and dodging. Will is proud of himself until Jack slams down on one of the boards, it flies up, hitting Will in the chin and sending him flying off the cart. Jack tries to pull the sword out of the beam. He jumps up, wrapping his legs around the beam, using all his weight to free the sword. Will grabs another sword and jumps back onto the cart just as Jack is able to free the sword. It causes Jack to crash back onto the cart, sending Will flying upward where he lands on top of one of the beams. Jack rolls off, hitting his head. Dazed, he gets to his feet but can't find Will until he looks up... just in time to see Will cutting the rope that holds a bunch of casks. The casks fall onto the cart sending Jack flying up to the beam. Jack hangs onto the beam, gets to his feet and the fight continues as they both straddle the beams. Will finally is able to knock the sword from Jack's hand. Jack jumps off the beam. Will follows and points his sword at the unarmed Jack. Jack compresses the bellows, blowing a SHOWER OF SPARKS into Will's face, knocking him back and kicks Will's sword out of his hand. Will grabs a piece of iron, looks up and….Jack's pistol is aimed between Will's eyes. WILL (CONT'D) You cheated. JACK (smiles; what do you expect?) Pirate. Jack steps forward. Will steps back, fully blocking the back door. From outside come the SOUNDS of pursuit. JACK (CONT'D) Move away. WILL No. JACK Please move! WILL No! I can not just step aside and let you escape. Jack cocks the pistol. Will stares back. A long moment. JACK This shot is not meant for you. Suddenly there is the sound of breaking glass. Jack's eyes glaze over, then he crumples to the ground, revealing Mister Brown has SLAMMED his bottle against Jack's skull. The front doors smashes open, and SAILORS fill the room. Norrington pushes forward, sees Jack on the ground. NORRINGTON Excellent work, Mr. Brown . You’ve assisted in the capture of a dangerous fugitive. BROWN Just doing my civic duty, sir. Norrington stands over Jack, smiles. NORRINGTON Well, I trust you will always remember this as the day that Captain Jack Sparrow almost escaped. (to his soldiers) Take him away. Norrington's men move to haul Jack away. 24 EXT. PORT ROYAL - NIGHT The thick fog blankets the entire bay now, and the town. Only Fort Charles is visible above it, set against a black sky. The moon gives both Fort and fog an eerie glow. 27 INT. FORT CHARLES - CELL BLOCK - NIGHT CLOSE ON: a mutt of a dog, a ring of keys in his mouth. Four seedy-looking PRISONERS try to coax the dog to their cell door. One holds a loop of rope; another waggles a bone. The dog just sits and cocks its head. PRISONER Come here, boy ... Come here, boy ... PRISONER #2 ...want a nice, juicy bone? In an adjoining cell, Jack reclines. JACK You can keep doing that forever, the dog is never going to move. PRISONER Oh, excuse us if we haven't resigned ourselves to the gallows just yet! (back to the dog) C'mon boy. Jack tilts his hat down and smiles. 25 INT. GOVERNOR'S MANSION - ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM - NIGHT Estrella removes a bedwarmer from the fireplace, slides it between the sheets at the end of Elizabeth's bed. ESTRELLA There you go, Miss. It was a difficult day for you, I'm sure. ELIZABETH (agreeing) I suspected Commodore Norrington would propose, but I must admit, I wasn’t entirely prepared for it. ESTRELLA Well, I meant your being threatened by that pirate. Sounds terrifying. ELIZABETH Oh. Yes. It was terrifying. ESTRELLA But -- the Commodore proposed! Fancy that! That's a smart match, miss, if it's not too bold to say. ELIZABETH It is a smart match. He’s a fine man. He’s what any woman should dream of marrying. Estrella catches the slip -- 'should' instead of 'would.' ESTRELLA Well, that Will Turner, he’s a fine man, too. Elizabeth looks at Estrella sharply. ELIZABETH That is too bold. ESTRELLA Begging your pardon, miss. It was not my place. She exits. Elizabeth tries to read, toying absently with the medallion chain around her neck, but her attention drifts from the book ... The lamp flame suddenly drops: Elizabeth watches the flame goes out, and the room is BLACK. 26 INT. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE - NIGHT Will, wearing a leather apron, hammers a hot iron ingot flat – - he stops. He moves to a window, opens the shutter, peers out -- nothing but fog. EXT. PORT ROYAL - NIGHT Deep in the fog, like a shark fin slicing through the water, the TOPMAST of a ship, BLACK SAILS billowing. The Black Pearl has come to Port Royal. 28 EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPETS – NIGHT A noose hangs from a gallows in the courtyard. Norrington and Swann walk along the far wall. SWANN Has my daughter given you an answer yet? NORRINGTON No. She hasn't. SWANN Well, she has had a very trying day... Ghastly weather, don’t you think? NORRINGTON Bleak. Very bleak. From the distance, there is a BOOM -- SWANN What's that? ...and now the WHISTLE of an incoming ball -- NORRINGTON Cannon fire! Norrington tackles Swann as the wall of the parapet EXPLODES -- NORRINGTON (CONT'D) Return fire! 29 INT. FORT CHARLES - CELL BLOCK - NIGHT Jack sits up. There are more BOOMS -- JACK I know those guns! He peers out through the bars of the window. JACK (CONT'D) It’s the Pearl! PRISONER The Black Pearl ? I’ve heard stories ... she’s been preying on ships and settlements for near ten years ... never leaves any survivors. JACK No survivors? Then where do the stories come from, I wonder? 30 EXT. PORT ROYAL - HARBOR - NIGHT With each BOOM of the ship's guns, cannon fire lights up the fog. Both the fort and the town are being hammered now. 31 EXT. PORT ROYAL - TOWN - NIGHT Streets, buildings, docks and ships shatter and explode beneath the onslaught. Villagers run for cover, dodge flying debris. If this is not hell on earth, then it's about to be – longboats emerge out of the fog, carrying ARMED PIRATES. They swarm from the boats, striking down villagers indiscriminately and setting fires. A pair set out with special purpose. RAGETTI is the taller of the pair, and has a wooden eyeball that squeaks when it moves; PINTEL makes up for his lack of height with ugly. Another pirate, JACOBY, a wild eye'd pirate with a bandolier of clay bombs throws them through the windows of some buildings. 32 INT. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE - NIGHT Will arms himself: boarding axe at the small of his back, three dirks in his belt, sword in his scabbard and a second sword and axe for good measure. He slides back the doors -- 32A EXT. BLACKSMITH'S FORGE - NIGHT A woman runs past, chased by JACOBY -- the wild eyed pirate with clay bombs. Will's AXE flies through the air, hits him in the back, and he drops to the ground -- a deadly blow. Will recovers the axe, heads up the street – Death and mayhem everywhere as townfolk battle the pirates. 33 EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPETS NIGHT Soldiers scramble as cannon fire rains down on the fort; the gallows is blown up, Norrington shouts orders to his men -- NORRINGTON Site the muzzle flash! I need a full strike, fore and aft. Mr. Stephens, more cartridges! Governor Swann stands still, looking around, shell-shocked -- NORRINGTON Governor! Barricade yourself in my office! (Swann hesitates) That's an order! 34 EXT. GOVERNOR'S MANSION - ELIZABETH'S BALCONY - NIGHT Elizabeth looks out from the balcony: through the fog, multiple fires are visible. Ships burn in the harbor. Cannon fire ECHOES. Movement below: SHADOWY FIGURES approach – pirates. Elizabeth bolts from her room --- 35 INT. SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY - NIGHT She reaches the landing above the foyer just as the Butler opens the door -- ELIZABETH Don't! PINTEL 'ello, chum. His pistol BOOMS, and the butler crumples. Elizabeth stifles a scream -- too late, Ragetti's wooden eye squeaks as he looks up toward her. RAGETTI Up there! They rush for the stairs even as more pirates come in through the door with torches. Elizabeth scrambles back -- 36 INT. ELIZABETH'S BEDROOM - NIGHT Elizabeth slams the door, locks it -- ESTRELLA Miss Swann ... Elizabeth jumps. Estrella is right behind her, terrified. They whisper: ESTRELLA (CONT'D) They've come to kidnap you! ELIZABETH What? ESTRELLA You're the Governor's daughter. Elizabeth realizes she's right. There is the SLAM of a body against the door. Elizabeth shoves Estrella into the corner, between a tall wardrobe and the wall. ELIZABETH Listen! They haven't seen you. Go hide, and first chance you get, run to the fort. Estrella nods. Another SLAM at the door -- it gives a bit – Pintel and Ragetti burst through the door (it slams into the wardrobe, so Estrella cannot be seen) and spot Elizabeth dashing out the side door - they run for the door – Pintel gets the pan of the bed warmer in his face -- he staggers back, holding his nose – Estrella breaks cover, runs for the hall – Elizabeth comes out swinging -- but Ragetti catches the bedwarmer by the handle -- Elizabeth can't jerk it free, so she pulls the release -- the pan lid swings open, spilling hot coals on Ragetti's head. He howls beating at his hair and his EYE -- RAGETTI No! No! No! It's hot! You burned me! Elizabeth runs for the hallway door -- PINTEL Come on! 37 INT. SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY/FOYER - CONTINUOUS - NIGHT -- and for the stairs. The pirates burst from the bedroom -- Pintel goes for the stairs, while Ragetti vaults the handrail -- Estrella registers the butler's body, but continues out the still-open front door at a dead run. Elizabeth follows -- Ragetti lands between Elizabeth and the front door. His hair and his WOODEN EYE still SMOLDER -- he reaches -- Elizabeth pulls up short, runs the other way – Pintel is waiting for her. Nowhere to run. A third pirate comes out of the door beneath the stairs, arms full of loot – Suddenly, the wall EXPLODES as a cannon ball rips through the foyer, slamming the third pirate back through the door – Elizabeth takes advantage of the chandelier crashing to the floor to race for the dining room -- 38 INT. DINING ROOM - CONTINUOUS - NIGHT Elizabeth slides the doors shut, grabs a candelabra and forks it down over the door pulls -- the make-shift bolt holds against the pirates' attempt to pull the doors open -- the pirates begin to throw themselves at the doors –- Above the fireplace are two crossed swords. Elizabeth grabs one by the hilt and pulls -- the piece comes off the wall but the sword won't come free. Damn! The doors BUCKLE -- the pirates are relentless -- Elizabeth looks desperately around the room -- 39 INT. FOYER - NIGHT The doors give way under the pirates' onslaught -- 40 INT DINING ROOM - NIGHT The pirates rush in -- but the room is empty. Curtains trail out an open window. Ragetti starts to climb through, but Pintel stops him. Indicates "She's still here." PINTEL We know you're here, poppet. RAGETTI Poppet... PINTEL Come out and we promise we won't hurt you. Ragetti, still smoldering, gives him look -- he wants to hurt her plenty. Pintel shakes his head: 'Don't worry, I'm lying.' PINTEL (CONT'D) We will find you, poppet ... You've got something of ours, and it calls to us! RAGETTI Gold ... 41 INT. CHINA CLOSET - NIGHT Elizabeth pushes back against the china-laden shelves. PINTEL (O.S.) The gold calls to us! Elizabeth registers that -- she looks down at the medallion she still wears. The gold glints in the thin line of light that spills through the crack between the doors – -- and then the light is gone. Elizabeth looks up –- Pintel's eye is visible in the crack between the doors. PINTEL (CONT'D) Hello, poppet. Pintel yanks open the doors of the china closet, revealing Elizabeth -- ELIZABETH Parley! Pintel can't believe his ears. PINTEL What? ELIZABETH Parley! I invoke the right of parley! According to the Code of the Brethren,set down by the pirates Morgan and Bartholomew, you have to take me to your Captain! PINTEL I know the code. ELIZABETH If an adversary demands parley, you can do them no harm until the parley is complete. RAGETTI To blazes with the code! He steps forward, dirk drawn -- Pintel stops him. PINTEL She wants to be taken to the Captain, and she'll go without a fuss. (to Elizabeth) We must honor the code. 43 EXT. PORT ROYAL - STREET - NIGHT Will slashes, fighting with Grapple. Grapple grabs Will by the throat, raises an ax about to finish him off. GRAPPLE Say good-bye. Just then a cannon ball WHISTLES in and blows out a wall. A hanging sign swings down, but Will sidesteps just enough to let it go by and smash into Grapple. WILL Good-bye. Will turns -- through the smoke and dust he sees: Elizabeth, being escorted roughly by Pintel and Ragetti, followed by other pirates carrying loot - Will squares his jaw to save her --- and then a bomb rolls up and lands next to him. Will looks down at the bomb and up to Jacoby. Will blinks in disbelief -- didn't he already kill this guy? The bomb is a dud. Just then, a couple of pirates run by carrying treasure. One of them smacks Will in the back of the head. He falls. 44 INT. FORT CHARLES - CELL BLOCK - NIGHT The wall of the cells EXPLODES inward. Jack dives for cover. Moonlight spills in through the gaping hole created by the cannon ball. Beyond it: freedom. But it is centered on the other cell. The part of Jack's cell that is gone is too small for a man to slip through. The other prisoners scramble through. PRISONER (back to Jack) My sympathies, friend -- you've no manner of luck at all! The four descend the rocks beyond, disappearing from view. Jack watches them go in resignation. THE MOON Appears from behind the clouds casting an eerie light in JACK'S JAIL CELL Jack is alone. Cannon fire continues, occasional hits shaking the fort. The dog cowers under a long bench, key ring still in his mouth. Jack sighs -- resigned, he picks up the bone from the other cell, and tries coax the dog forward. JACK Come on, doggie... it’s just you and me now. It’s you and ol’ Jack, come on... Come 'ere, that's a boy... Good boy. Come get the bone. That’s a good boy, come on! Bit closer, bit closer. That’s it, that’s it,doggie. Come on you filthy, slimy, mangy cur. To his surprise, the dog crawls out from under the bench. The key ring is nearly within Jack's reach -- -suddenly, the dog's attention turns to the cell block door. He backs away from the door, whining. JACK (CONT'D) No, no, no, don't do that. No, no, I didn’t mean it. I didn’t... The dog bolts down the hall -- taking the keys with him. Jack watches as a sentry falls to the bottom of the stairs, dead. A pair of pirates follow: KOEHLER and TWIGG. TWIGG This ain’t the armory. He turns to go, but Koehler has spotted Jack. KOEHLER Well, well, well... Look what we have here, Twigg. Captain Jack Sparrow. He spits on the ground. TWIGG (to Jack) Last time I saw you, you were all alone on a God-forsaken island, shrinking into the distance. TWIGG (to Koehler) His fortunes aren't improved much. The two laugh. Jack doesn't. He steps close to the bars. This puts him in a spill of MOONLIGHT. He is tight with fury. JACK Worry about your own fortunes, gentlemen. The deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers ... and mutineers. Koehler and Twigg don't like hearing that. Koehler lashes out, grabs Jack by the throat through the bars. Jack looks down – Under the moonlight, Koehler's arm and hand are skeletal. Jack's eyes go wide -- he is held by a skeleton arm. JACK (CONT'D) So there IS a curse. That's interesting. Koehler sneers, shoves Jack backwards, hard. Now out of the moonlight, his hand is normal. Jack stares, realizing -- KOEHLER You know nothing of hell. Koehler ushers Twigg toward the door. Looks back. Jack looks at the bone in his hand thoughtfully… And then they're gone. JACK That's VERY interesting. 45 EXT. PORT ROYAL – NIGHT The clouds again hide the moon. Amid the thunder of cannon fire, a longboat, piled high with loot, slips through the fog. Elizabeth sits in the prow. Columns of water from cannon balls geyser up all around. The fog parts. Elizabeth looks up to see – The Black Pearl, a tall galleon, its black sails looming high above her. At the bow is an ornately carved figurehead of a woman, a small bird taking wing from her outstretched hand. 46 EXT. BLACK PEARL - MAIN DECK - NIGHT Smoke hangs heavy on the lantern-lit deck; no moon is visible beneath the fog. ON THE POOP DECK -- an imposing FIGURE in silhouette stands near the helm by the stairs. A MONKEY climbs up on his shoulder. This is BARBOSSA. Despite the bright colors of his clothing, not a man you'd want to meet in a dark alley -- or anywhere, for that matter. The longboat is winched up to the rail. Pirates stare at Elizabeth as Ragetti helps her disembark. She shivers, self- conscious in her dressing robe. BO'SUN I didn't know we was taking on captives. PINTEL She's invoked the right of parley .... with Captain Barbossa. ELIZABETH I am here to negotiate -- The Bo'sun SLAPS her. BO'SUN You'll speak when spoken to! His wrist is grabbed -- painfully -- by Barbossa. Elizabeth is terrified. But she musters her courage -- BARBOSSA And ye’ll not lay a hand on those under the protection of parley. BOSUN Aye, sir. Barbossa releases him. Turns to Elizabeth, smiles -- it shows both silver and gold teeth. The monkey bares his teeth as well -- and shows a bit of silver and gold himself. BARBOSSA My apologies, Miss. ELIZABETH Captain Barbossa ... I am here to negotiate the cessation of hostilities against Port Royal. BARBOSSA There was a lot of long words in there, miss, we're not but humble pirates. What is it that you want? ELIZABETH I want you to leave. And never come back. Barbossa and the pirates laugh. BARBOSSA I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request. (helpfully) Means "No". ELIZABETH Very well. She darts to the rail, pulls out and dangles the MEDALLION over the side. The pirates go quiet. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) I'll drop it! BARBOSSA Me holds are bursting with swag. That bit of shine matters to us ... Why? ELIZABETH It’s what you’ve been searching for. I recognize this ship. I saw it eight years ago on the crossing from England. BARBOSSA (interested) Did you, now? Elizabeth glares at him. She's getting nowhere. ELIZABETH Fine. Well, I suppose if it is worthless then there’s no point in me keeping it. She drops it a bit, the pirates lunge forward. BARBOSSA NO! She catches it by the chain, smiles at him triumphantly. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Ah. (chuckles) You have a name, Missy? ELIZABETH Elizabeth -- (stops herself from saying "Swann"; then --) Turner. (embroidering) I'm a maid in the governor's household. (curtsies) Barbossa reacts to the name Turner. He turns to the other pirates --the pirates exchange surreptitious glances. BARBOSSA Miss Turner! PINTEL Bootstrap! BARBOSSA And how does a maid come to own a trinket such as that? Family heirloom, perhaps? ELIZABETH I didn’t steal it, if that’s what you mean. BARBOSSA (comes to a decision) Very well. You hand that over, we'll put your town to our rudder and ne'er return. Elizabeth hesitates, but she has no choice. She holds out the medallion, places it in Barbossa's hand. The monkey snatches it, then retreats behind Barbossa. ELIZABETH Our bargain...? Barbossa turns away and nods to Bo'sun. BO'SUN Still the guns, and stow 'em! Signal the men, set the flags, and make good to clear port! ELIZABETH Wait! You have to take me to shore! According to the code of the Order of the Brethren –- BARBOSSA (wheels on her) First. Your return to shore was not part of our negotiations nor our agreement, so I 'must' do nothing. And secondly: you must be a pirate for the pirate's code to apply. And you're not. And thirdly... the code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules. (grins gold and silver) Welcome aboard the Black Pearl, Miss Turner. Elizabeth stares in speechless terror-- 47 EXT. PORT ROYAL - STREET - DAWN Will comes to where he fell. He struggles to his feet -- He takes in the devastation of Port Royal: the harbor is dotted with burning and sunken ships; buildings are razed and still smolder. Will races toward Fort Charles -- 48 INT. FORT CHARLES - NORRINGTON'S OFFICE - MORNING Will bursts in, still armed with sword and boarding axe. WILL They've taken her! They've taken Elizabeth! A group stares at him: Swarm, Norrington, and Gillette, gathered around a huge map of the Caribbean; it drapes over the desk and chair. Behind them Murtogg and Mullroy. NORRINGTON Mr. Murtogg, remove this man. Murtogg grabs Will by the arm, but Will shakes it off. WILL We have to hunt them down! We must save her! SWANN And where do you propose we start? If you have any information concerning my daughter, please -- share it. Murtogg has remembered something. He ventures it warily: MURTOGG That Jack Sparrow ... he talked about the Black Pearl. MULLROY Mentioned it, is more what he did. WILL Ask him where it is! Make a deal with him! He can lead us to it! NORRINGTON No. The pirates who invaded this fort left Sparrow locked in his cell. Ergo, they are not his allies. (through with Will) Governor, we will establish their most likely course… Will slams the boarding axe into the desk, through the map. WILL That's not good enough! Norrington yanks the axe from the desk as he comes around. He does not quite threaten Will with it, but close enough. NORRINGTON Mr. Turner, you are not a military man, you are not a sailor. You are a blacksmith This is not the moment for rash actions. Norrington throws a strong arm across Will's shoulders, moves him to the door. He pauses, and leans close to Will. NORRINGTON (low) Do not make the mistake of thinking you are the only man here who cares for Elizabeth. Norrington emphasizes the point with a stare -- and then shoves the axe at Will. Will's face sets in resolve, and he leaves. 49 INT. FORT CHARLES - JAIL CELLS - MORNING In his cell, Jack pleads "Please" as he tries picking the lock of the cell door with the old dog bone. He hears the sound of the door latch -- and immediately adopts a relaxed, lounging pose. Will enters. WILL You, Sparrow! JACK Aye. WILL You are familiar with that ship? The Black Pearl? JACK I've heard of it. WILL Where does it make berth? JACK Where does it make berth? Have you not heard the stories? Captain Barbossa and his crew of miscreants sail from the dreaded Isla de Muerta ... it’s an island that cannot be found -- except by those who already know where it is. WILL The ship’s real enough. Therefore its anchorage must be a real place. Where is it? JACK Why ask me? Jack lays back and nonchalantly studies his nails. WILL Because you're a pirate. JACK And you want to turn pirate yourself, is that it? WILL Never! (beat) They took Miss Swann. JACK Oh, so it is that you’ve found a girl. I see. Well, if you’re intending to brave all, hasten to her rescue and so win fair lady’s heart, you’ll have to do it alone, mate. I see no profit in it for me. WILL I can get you out of here. JACK How’s that? The key’s run off. WILL I helped build these cells. These are half pin-barrel hinges. Picks up a bench and places it at the bottom of the cell door. WILL (CONT’D) With the right leverage and the proper application of strength, the door will lift free. Jack looks closely -- suspiciously -- at Will. JACK What's your name? WILL Will Turner. Jack sits up. He recognizes the name, but doesn't let on. JACK (nods) That will be short for William, I imagine. Good, strong name. No doubt named for your father, eh? WILL Yes. JACK (he stands) Ah hah. Well, Mr. Turner, I’ve changed me mind. If you spring me from this cell, I swear on pain of death, I shall take you to the Black Pearl and your bonny lass. (sticks out his hand) Do we have an accord? Will gives him a suspicious look. Jack keeps his hand out, still smiling. Will shakes it. WILL Agreed. JACK Agreed! Get me out. Will puts the bench over (his fulcrum). Wedges the bench under the cell door, puts his weight on it, straining -- the cell door rises, falls forward, CRASHES down. WILL Hurry, someone will have heard that. JACK Not without my effects. DELETED SCENE: Jack finds them. Straps on the belt, checks his pistol. WILL Why bother with that? You could have escaped if you killed me, but you weren't willing to use it. JACK Are you advising me that was a mistake? He levels the pistol at Will. Will gazes at him, unafraid. JACK (CONT'D) When you've only got one shot, it's best to wait for the opportune moment. (beat) That wasn't it. A beat -- and then Jack grins, lowers his aim. JACK (CONT'D) Nor is this. 50 EXT. PORT ROYAL - DOCKS - MORNING. Jack and Will peek out from beneath the bridge, near where dozens of fishing boats rest upside down on the beach. Beyond the busy docks, in the harbor, the Dauntless looms. WILL We're going to steal a ship? (Looks at the Dauntless) That ship? JACK Commandeer. We're going to commandeer that ship. (points to the Inteceptor) Nautical term.. Jack gives Will a critical look. JACK One question about your business, boy, or there's no use going. This girl? How far are you willing to go to save her? WILL (no hesitation) I'd die for her. Good answer; Jack's relieved. JACK Oh, good. No worries, then. 51 EXT. PORT ROYAL - DOCKS - MORNING A group of soldiers march by. No sign of Will and Jack. Just crates, boardwalks, boats upside down on shore, fishing nets, etc. The area clears. Still no sign of Will and Jack. Then, unexpectedly, one of the upside-down boats RISES up and grows four legs. The boat walks down to the water's edge. 52 EXT. PORT ROYAL - HARBOR - UNDERWATER - DAY Jack's and Will's legs can be seen from beneath an upside-down rowboat as they walk along the ocean floor. 53 INT. PORT ROYAL - HARBOR - UNDERWATER - BOAT - DAY Jack and Will, water up to their waists, safe in the bubble of air beneath the boat hull. WILL This is either madness, or brilliance. JACK It’s remarkable how often those two traits coincide. A trap filled with crabs rests on the sandy bottom, its buoy line trailing up. A BOOTED FOOT steps down on it -- the crabs scurry for freedom, but the crab trap is caught on the Will's leg. Will trying to shake the crab trap free from his leg. Will gives his leg another viscous shake, still failing to dislodge the trap, but jerking the buoy line -- 54 EXT. HARBOR - DOCK - MORNING ...the buoy jerks around, always moving forward – The dock is thronged -- marines, sailors, stevedores – and the Young Boy, the Harbormaster's assistant, who sits fishing. His eyes wide as the Lobster buoy moves past. 55 EXT. DAUNTLESS - MAIN DECK - MORNING Gillette supervises as sailors swab decks, mend sails, etc. Jack and Will jump over the rail -- Jack brandishing a pistol, Will a sword. JACK Everybody stay calm. We're taking over the ship! WILL (a beat) Aye! Avast! Jack gives him a look of disbelief. The sailors look at them – then burst out LAUGHING. Gillette steps forward. GILLETTE This ship cannot be crewed by two men. You'll never make it out of the bay. JACK Son,(points his pistol at Gillette’s nose) I’m Captain Jack Sparrow.(cocks pistol) Savvy? 56 EXT. PORT ROYAL.- DOCK - DAY Crewmen swarm the Interceptor, preparing it for launch. An OFFICER checks the manifest, turns to Norrington, then stops. He reacts to something he sees. OFFICER Commodore! Norrington turns, looks. He takes a brass telescope from his belt, opens it, trains it on: a longboat full of sailors coming from the Dauntless. GILLETTE Sir, they’ve taken the Dauntless! Commodore! They’ve taken the ship! Sparrow and Turner, they’ve taken the Dauntless! Norrington moves his spyglass to the Dauntless. The ship's forward sail luffs and billows. On the main deck, he picks out Will -- NORRINGTON (O.S.) Rash, Turner, too rash . -- and Jack Sparrow, preparing to sail. NORRINGTON (CONT'D) That is, without doubt, the worst pirate I have ever seen. 57 EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS - DAY - LATER Jack leans on the wheel, relaxed. Will looks back, worried. WILL Here they come. Jack smiles. The sails of the Interceptor fill out; it gains quickly -- 58 EXT. H.M.S. INTERCEPTOR - DAY - LATER The ship passes Gillette and his men in the longboat. GILLETTE Bring her around! Bring her 'round! Oars splash choppy-quick as the men obey -- Norrington's ship is quickly upon the Dauntless. Its decks appear empty. Grappling hooks are thrown. Sailors draw the two ships together. Sailors climb and swing across. NORRINGTON Search every cabin, every hold, down to the bilges! Norrington himself crosses via a gangplank. The Interceptor is empty. Using ropes, Jack and Will swing over to the other ship, unseen. ON THE INTERCEPTOR, they cut the ropes to the grappling hooks that are binding the two ships together. The ships start drifting apart. 59 EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS - DAY Norrington reacts to the sound of the gangplank falling into the water. He turns to sees the Interceptor moving away. NORRINGTON Sailors! Back to the Interceptor! Now! Too late. One BRAVE SAILOR tries to swing across on a rope, but misses badly, and SPLASH! Jack waves at Norrington: JACK Thank you, Commodore, for getting us ready to make way! We'd 've had a hard time of it by ourselves! Some soldiers on deck fire fruitlessly at Jack. Norrington seethes, but his order is measured: NORRINGTON Set top sails and clear up this mess. OFFICER With the wind a quarter astern we won't catch them -- NORRINGTON I don’t need to catch them, just get them in range of the long nines. Officer is surprised at the order -- but relays it. OFFICER Hands, come about. Run out the guns! (to Norrington) We're to fire on our own ship, sir? NORRINGTON I’d rather see her at the bottom of the ocean than in the hands of a pirate. The STEERSMAN tries to turn the wheel. No change in course. STEERSMAN Commodore! (tries to turn the wheel) He's disabled the rudder chain, sir. 60 EXT. HARBOR - LONGBOAT - DAY Gillette stands in the prow of the rowboat, the only one on board to see the hull of the Dauntless looming toward them -- GILLETTE Abandon ship! A SHADOW falls across the boat: the men look around, drop their oars and dive for the water -- a loud CRUNCH -- 61 EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS - DAY The Interceptor dwindles with distance. The ship's Officer watches it go, with some degree of admiration. OFFICER That's got to be the best pirate I've ever seen. NORRINGTON So it would seem. 62 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY The Interceptor cuts across the waves. 69 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY The Interceptor cuts across the waves. WILL (O.S.) When I was a lad living in England, my mother raised me by herself. 70 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - MAIN DECK - DAY Will sharpens his sword with a whetstone: shhhk -- shhhk ... Jack tightens a line. WILL (an attempt at guile) After she died, I came out here... looking for my father. JACK Is that so? Jack moves down the ship. Will follows. WILL My father. Bill Turner? Jack says nothing. Will has lost his patience for guile. WILL (CONT'D) At the jail -- it was only after you learned my name that you agreed to help. Since that’s what I wanted, I didn’t press the matter. I’m not a simpleton, Jack. (an accusation) You knew my father. Jack considers his reply -- settles on 'truth.' JACK I knew him. Probably one the few who knew him as William Turner. Everyone else just called him ‘Bootstrap’ or ‘Bootstrap’ Bill. WILL 'Bootstrap?' Jack is now at the wheel. JACK Good man, good pirate. I swear you look just like him. WILL It’s not true. He was a merchant sailor. A good, respectable man who obeyed the law. JACK (losing his patience) He was a bloody pirate. A scallywag. Will's sword is out, leveled at Jack. WILL My father -- was not -- a pirate! Jack doesn't even turn around. JACK Put it away, son. It's not worth you getting beat again. WILL You didn't beat me. You ignored the rules of engagement. In a fair fight, I'd kill you. JACK (turns to Will) Then that's not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it? He turns the wheel hard. The sail boom whips around and slams Will in the chest -- sweeping him off the ship. His sword clatters onto the deck. Will dangles above the water. Jack picks up Will's sword and points it at him. JACK (CONT'D) Now as long as you’re just hanging there, pay attention. The only rules that really matter are these: What a man can do. And what a man can't do. For instance: you can accept that your father was a pirate and a good man ... or you can't. But pirate is in your blood, boy, so you'll have to square with that some day. Now me, for example, I can let you drown ... (Will looks alarmed) But I can’t bring this ship into Tortuga all by me onesy, savvy? Jack swings the boom so Will falls on the deck. He points Will's sword at him. JACK (CONT'D) So -- can you sail under the command of a pirate -- Jack flips the sword, offering it to Will. --or can you not? Still on his back, Will takes the sword from him. A beat as he considers... WILL Tortuga? JACK Tortuga. 71 EXT. TORTUGA – NIGHT A dank, dirty port, where the tides have swept together the scum of the Caribbean. Pirates drag a merchant for sport. Pirates fire guns, chase ladies and drink to excess. Jack and Will walk through the streets. Will studies the environment with a dubious expression. JACK ... More importantly, it is indeed a sad lot that has never breathed deep the sweet proliferous bouquet that is Tortuga, savvy? (breathes deep) What do you think? Will looks around, sees a two fisted pirate drinking his fill of rum. Painted ladies display their wares. A Donkey bellows. WILL It'll linger. JACK I’ll tell you mate, if every town in the world were like this one, no man would ever feel unwanted. A REDHEAD in a scarlet dress spots Jack. She strides up to him - JACK (CONT'D) Scarlett ! -- SLAPS him hard, and stalks off. JACK (CONT'D) Not sure I deserved that. He turns back, just as a SMILING BLONDE WENCH plants herself in front of him. Jack smiles back. JACK (CONT.'D) Giselle! SMILING BLONDE WENCH (pointing after the redhead) Who was she? Jack looks after the redhead, then back -- in time to receive another SLAP! Giselle stalks off. JACK I may have deserved that. DELETED SCENE JACK (CONT'D) We should escape this wretched pit as quickly as possible. WILL With a crew ... JACK Ah, yes. Well it just so happens that you know the man who knows the man who knows the finest sailors in all Tortuga. 72 EXT. THE FAITHFUL BRIDE - REAR - NIGHT A DRUNKEN MAN lays in the mud, asleep with three pigs. He wears an old tattered Navy jacket. WATER splashes across his face, revealing: this is old JOSHAMEE GIBBS. He sputters and roars: GIBBS Curse you for breathing, you slack-jawed idiot! (recognizes Jack) Mother's love, Jack! You know better than to wake a man when he's sleeping. It's bad luck! JACK Ah, fortunately, I know how to counter it. The man who did the waking buys the man who was sleeping a drink. The man who was sleeping drinks it, while listening to a proposition from the man who did the waking. GIBBS Aye, that'll about do it. Jack helps Gibbs to his feet -- and then Gibbs is hit with a second wave of water. Will stands there with the bucket. GIBBS (CONT'D) Blast it, I'm already awake! WILL That was for the smell. Gibbs starts to retort angrily, reconsiders, shrugs: 'Fair enough.' 73 INT. THE FAITHFUL BRIDE - NIGHT Jack moves to Will. JACK Keep a sharp eye! Jack moves off and sits with Gibbs at a table in the shadows. Will stands away from them, hand on sword, keeping a lookout. Two tankards are set down. Jack lifts his and takes a swig -- DELETED SCENE JACK Just the one. Gibbs pauses. He takes a dainty sip. GIBBS Best make it last, then, eh? GIBBS (CONT'D) Now, what's the nature of this venture of yor’un? Jack leans forward. Gibbs leans forward, takes a drink. JACK I'm going after the Black Pearl. Gibbs chokes on his rum, like he's been hit. Jack has not moved. JACK I know where its going to be, and I'm going to take it. GIBBS Jack, it’s a fool’s errand. You know better than me the tales of the Black Pearl. JACK That’s why I know what Barbossa is up to. All I need is a crew. GIBBS From what I hear tell of Captain Barbossa, he’s not a man to suffer fools nor strike a bargain with one. JACK Well, then I'd say it’s a very good thing I’m not a fool then, eh? GIBBS Prove me wrong. What makes you think Barbossa will give up his ship to you? JACK Let’s just say it’s a matter of leverage, eh? He jerks his head toward -- WILL, standing vigilant just out of earshot -- or he is within earshot, and listening? Jack jerks his head again. At first, Gibbs doesn't understand. Finally... GIBBS The kid? JACK That is the child of Bootstrap Bill Turner. His only child. Savvy? Gibbs' eyes widen over the edge of the tankard. GIBBS (musing) Is he now? (he's on board) Leverage, says you. I think I feel a change in the wind, says I. I'll find us a crew. There's bound to be some sailors on this rock crazy as you. JACK One can only hope. Jack lifts his tankard in a toast. JACK(CONT’D) Take what you can. GIBBS Give nothing back! They clink tankards, drink, SLAM them down on the table. DELETED SCENE Will whirls at the sound, sword out, kicks over a table, and searches for an opponent. GIBBS (CONT'D) The kid's a bit of stick, isn't he? JACK You have no idea. 63 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - NIGHT the sails of the Black Pearl cut into the foreground, accompanied by the ROAR of the wind and the SNAP of canvas -- 64 INT. BLACK PEARL - CAPTAIN'S CABIN.- EVENING Elizabeth stalks the cabin. Pintel and Ragetti enter, Pintel holds a wine-colored dress. PINTEL You'll be dining with the Captain, and he requests you wear this. ELIZABETH Well, you may tell the Captain that I am disinclined to acquiesce to his request. PINTEL (happy) He said you'd say that! He also said if that be the case, you'll be dining with the crew... and you'll be naked. Angry, Elizabeth holds out her hand. Pintel's grin fades. PINTEL (CONT'D) (hands it over) Fine. DELETED SCENE He exits, pouting. Elizabeth puts on the dress. There is a SQUEAK-SQUEAK sound from the door -- 65 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - EVENING Ragetti crouches at the door, squinting into the key hole -- PINTEL Give me a go, give me a go! He looks through the hole and then Ragetti takes another turn….using his wooden eye. RAGETTI I can't see nuthin'! I can't see nuthin'! PINTEL You're an idiot. Suddenly, Ragetti jerks back --- Elizabeth's hairpin pokes through. RAGETTI Ow! Me eye! Ragetti's eye bounces on the deck, rolls away --- RAGETTI (CONT'D) Don't let it drown! He scrambles after it -- it is stopped by the toe of a boot. Ragetti looks up at the Bo'sun. Behind him are more pirates, bearing trays of food. BO'SUN If ye like, I'd be happy to nail it in place. RAGETTI That's all right, sir. Thank you. He presses down on the eye; it rockets out from beneath his boot; Ragetti chases it. The Bo'sun and pirates move past -- 66 INT. BLACK PEARL - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT The camera moves across a table filled with an impressive spread of food. One of the pirates sets down the final dish, places the silverware perfectly, then lights the candles. DELETED SCENE BARBOSSA Maid or not, it suits you. ELIZABETH Dare I ask the fate of its previous owner? BARBOSSA Now, none of that. Please -- dig in. CUT TO: ELIZABETH Cutting a tiny piece of meat, eats it daintily. Barbossa enjoys watching her eat. BARBOSSA There's no need to stand on ceremony, nor call to impress anyone. You must be hungry. Elizabeth drops the pretense: she's starving, and begins to eat like it. Barbossa watches her intently. She takes a hunk of bread. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Try the wine. Elizabeth does, a huge swig; eats of the bread. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) And the apples -- one of those next. She stares at the apple -- stops. She is suddenly aware that Barbossa -- and the Monkey -- are staring at her. ELIZABETH It's poisoned! Barbossa LAUGHS. BARBOSSA There would be no sense to be killing you, Miss Turner. ELIZABETH Then release me. You have your trinket. I am of no further value to you! He produces the medallion, lets it dangle from his fingers. BARBOSSA You don’t know what this is, do you? ELIZABETH It's a pirate medallion. BARBOSSA This is Aztec gold. One of eight-hundred and eighty-two identical pieces they delivered in a stone chest to Cortés himself. Blood money paid to stem the slaughter he wreaked upon them with his armies. (beat) But the greed of Cortés was insatiable. So the heathen gods placed upon the gold a terrible curse. Any mortal that removes but a single piece from that stone chest shall be punished for eternity. Elizabeth is intrigued, but refuses to admit it. ELIZABETH I hardly believe in ghost stories any more, Captain Barbossa. BARBOSSA Aye! That's exactly what I thought when we were first told the tale! (dismissive) Buried on an Island of the Dead what can't be found 'cept by those who know where it 'tis. Barbossa remembers... BARBOSSA Find it, we did. There be the chest, inside be the gold, and we took them all. We spent 'em and traded 'em and frittered 'em away…on drink and food and pleasurable company. The more we gave them away, the more we came to realize – the drink would not satisfy, food turned to ash in our mouths, and all the pleasurable company in the world could not slake our lust. We are cursed men, Miss Turner . Compelled by greed we were, but now we are consumed by it. The monkey SCREECHES; Barbossa consoles it, putting it on his shoulder. She takes the opportunity to palm her dinner knife. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) There is one way we can end our curse. All the scattered pieces of the Aztec gold must be restored and the blood repaid. The monkey jump off his shoulder. BARBOSSA (beat) Thanks to ye we have the final piece. ELIZABETH And the blood to be repaid? BARBOSSA That's why there's no sense to be killing you. Yet. Elizabeth is horrified. Barbossa holds an apple out to her. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Apple? Elizabeth slaps the apple out of his hand-- and comes up out of her chair, brandishing the stolen knife. A beat, and then she tries to run from Barbossa. They struggle briefly, and then suddenly she buries the stolen KNIFE in Barbossa's chest. Barbossa is completely unaffected. He opens his coat to get a better look at the knife, pulls it out with little effort. There is BLOOD on the blade, but none anywhere else. BARBOSSA (CONT'D) I'm curious -- after killing me, what is it you're planning on doing next? Elizabeth backs away, whirls and barrels out the door -- 67 EXT. BLACK PEARL - MAIN DECK - NIGHT blindly, Elizabeth races forward -- then stares, her jaw working, trying to scream but unable to -- The pirate crew works at their stations, coiling lines, navigating the ship, swabbing decks -- but where the moonlight falls across their bodies, they are naught but SKELETONS. Elizabeth turns away, runs -- gets caught in the turning capstan, where two skeleton pirate musicians (violin and squeeze box) ride the capstan as it turns -- Elizabeth jumps away, falls into a cargo hold, bounces back up off a sail pirates are holding below deck. She bounces again, higher this time and she's caught by --- Another skeleton pirate swinging by on a rope. They land on deck by the ship's wheel. He chases her. They find the wheel between them. She gives the wheel a spin and the handles knock the skeleton pirate's head back. He takes a moment to adjust his head, putting it back in place. Elizabeth screams, evades a pirate, hides beneath the steps to the aft deck ... Suddenly, the SKELETAL MONKEY drops into frame with a SCREECH, clutching the medallion. Elizabeth bolts -- Barbossa stands just inside the doorway, out of the moonlight. He grabs her roughly by the shoulders and jerks her back around -- BARBOSSA Look! (shakes her) LOOK! Elizabeth looks at the full moon in the night sky---- the pirate crew are silent, now, all of them motionless, all of them staring straight at her. BARBOSSA (CONT’D) The moonlight shows us for what we really are! We are not among the living, and so we cannot die -- but neither are we dead! He spins her back around to face him -- BARBOSSA For too long I have been parched of thirst, and unable to quench it! Too long, I have been starving to death – and haven't died! (raises his hand) I feel nothing ... Not the wind on my face, nor the spray of the sea ... (reaches toward Elizabeth) ... nor the warmth of a woman's flesh. His reaching hand becomes skeleton in the moonlight. Elizabeth flinches away. He leans forward putting his face in the moonlight, turning it into a gleaming skull with gold and silver teeth-- BARBOSSA (CONT'D) You'd best start believing in ghost stories, Miss Turner. You're in one. He grabs a wine bottle from a case, uncorks it with his teeth, gives her a little toast, and then drinks. The wine runs through his jaw and rib cage, drenching his clothes. Elizabeth darts around him, back into the cabin, Barbossa hurls the bottle away, shuts the cabin doors. He turns to his men and LAUGHS. The crew laughs too. Then: BARBOSSA (CONT'D) What are ye looking at? Back to work! 68 INT. BLACK PEARL - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT Elizabeth huddles in the far corner of the cabin, terrified. 74 EXT. TORTUGA - DOCK - DAY A weather beaten group of swabs stand in a ragged line-up. GIBBS Feast your eyes, Cap'n. All of 'em faithful hands before the mast, every man worth his salt –- (sotto, making his point) -- and crazy, to boot. Jack moves down the line . Gibbs at his side. Pauses, gives a long, contemplative look at a diminutive sailor, then continues. Will is not impressed. WILL So THIS is your able-bodied crew? Jack nods, continues. He stops in front of COTTON, a short sailor with a large, colorful PARROT on his shoulder. Jack raises an eyebrow. JACK You, sailor! GIBBS Cotton, sir. JACK Mr. Cotton. Do you have the courage and fortitude to follow orders and stay true in the face of danger and almost certain death? (looks at Cotton, waits for the answer; none comes) Mr. Cotton ! Answer me! GIBBS He's a mute, sir. Poor devil had his tongue cut out. Cotton opens his mouth to show this -- Jack grimaces. GIBBS (CONT'D) So he trained the parrot to talk for him. No one's yet figured how. Jack gets it. Tries again: JACK Mr. Cotton---'s Parrot. Same question. COTTON'S PARROT Wind in your SAILS! Wind in your SAILS! GIBBS Mostly, we figure that means 'yes.' JACK Of course it does. (to Will) Satisfied? WILL Well, you’ve proved they're mad. ANAMARIA (O.S.) And what's the benefit for us? Jack turns at the sound of the voice as pirates murmur agreement. Jack moves along, stops in front of a hunched sailor, eyes downcast, face shaded by a buckled tricorn hat. Jack leans to the side, trying to peer beneath the hat. The sailor looks up --- it's ANAMARIA. And she's angry. JACK AnaMaria. Really angry. She SMACKS Jack with a hard right cross. WILL I suppose you didn’t deserve that one, either? JACK No, that one I deserved. ANAMARIA You stole my boat! JACK Actually -- AnaMaria SMACKS him again, even harder. JACK Borrowed. Borrowed without permission. But with every intention of bringing it back. ANAMARIA But you didn't! JACK You'll get another one! ANAMARIA (a threat) I will. WILL A better one. JACK (agreeing) A better one! WILL (points to the Interceptor) That one. Jack whirls around with a wide-eyed look at Will. JACK (to Will) What one? Will gives him a hard look in return ("Get with the program!") Jack and crew all turn and look at the Interceptor. Jack turns back to Will -- JACK (incredulously) THAT one?! (considers it a moment, realizes it's a good plan). Aye, that one! What say you? AnaMaria and sailors respond: Aye! COTTON'S PARROT Anchors Aweigh! GIBBS No, no, no, no. It's frightful bad luck to bring a woman aboard, sir. Jack glances up at the sky, back to Gibbs. JACK It'll be far worse not to have her. He moves away. Gibbs and Will exchange a puzzled look -- 75 EXT. H.M.S. INTERCEPTOR - NIGHT A FLASH of lightening. CRACK of thunder. Canvas is stretched taut. The ship rocks into a swell, climbs up the other side. The crew are excellent, practiced sailors, but it still takes everything they have to keep the ship afloat. Jack is at the helm. Will looks forward, to where Jack faces the storm head on. He glances down at his compass, nods. WILL How can we sail to an island that nobody can find with a compass that doesn’t work? GIBBS Aye, the compass doesn't point north. But we're not trying to find north, are we? Gibbs nods, moves away -- ON JACK, a ROARING wind blowing back his hair, eyes intent on their course. The ship tilts; Jack fights the wheel. Gibbs climbs the tilted deck toward him. GIBBS We should drop canvas, sir! JACK She can hold a bit longer. The wind picks even more, HOWLING. Jack smiles. GIBBS (shouts) What's in your head as puts you in such a fine mood, Captain? JACK (shouts) We're catching up! Jack looks back to sea, enjoying himself. EXT. AN ISLAND BAY - DAY The Black Pearl is anchored in the bay. 76 INT. BLACK PEARL - CAPTAIN'S CABIN – DAY Elizabeth looks out a window. She looks up at the sound of a latch: Koehler and Twigg stand in the doorway holding rope; Pintel and Ragetti beside them. PINTEL Time to go, poppet. 77 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Twigg binds Elizabeth's hands in front of her. Barbossa drapes the Medallion around her neck. 78 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - LAGOON - DAY Elizabeth sits in the prow of a longboat, one of several rowing away from the Black Pearl, all laden with booty. Behind them, the ship fades into the fog. Ahead of Elizabeth, a dark sea cave opening looms. The longboats glide in, and are swallowed by darkness. CAMERA RISES, up through the fog, and revealed below is the entire Isla de Muerta -- shaped roughly like a human skull. FOG swirls in, covering the island in gray -- 79 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK – DAY as the ship slips through the sound-deadening fog. The crew become watchful and tense A SHAPE emerges from the fog, huge, reaching -- the wreckage of a ship dashed on the reefs. One of many. A graveyard of ships that never returned from Isla de Muerta. COTTON'S PARROT (O.S.) Dead men tell NO tales! The bird is perched on a railing, fog behind it. GIBBS Puts in a chill in the bones, how many honest sailors have been claimed by this passage. Will nods in silent agreement. Suddenly there is a low SCRAAAPE. 80 EXT. UNDERWATER – DAY The mast of a sunken ship grazes the hull of the Interceptor. 81 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY Jack, at the wheel checks the compass, makes a slight correction – He shuts the compass, concentrates on navigating the graveyard - Dead ships continue to more past. Gibbs and Will turn and look speculatively at Jack WILL How is it that Jack came by that compass? GIBBS Not a lot's known about Jack Sparrow 'fore he showed up in Tortuga with a mind to go after the treasure of Isla de Muerta. That was before I'd met him, back when he was captain of the Black Pearl. WILL What? (suspicious glance at Jack) He failed to mention that. Gibbs realizes he's made a small faux pas, takes a swig from his flask. GIBBS Well, he plays things close to the vest now. And a hard learned lesson it was. See three days out on the venture the first mate comes to him and says everything’s an equal share – that should mean the location of the treasure, too. So, Jack gives up the bearings. (shakes his head) That night, there was mutiny. Gibbs' voice is a whisper, now, so Will has to lean closer. GIBBS (CONT'D) They marooned Jack on an island, and left him to die. But not before he'd gone mad with the heat. WILL Ahh. So that's the reason for all the ... (imitates Jack) GIBBS Reason's got nothing to do with it. Now, Will, when a pirate's marooned, he's given a pistol with a single shot. One shot, well that won't do much good hunting, or to be rescued. But after three weeks of a starving belly and thirst -- that pistol start to look real friendly. Gibbs mimes helpfully: Gun to the head, pull the trigger. GIBBS (CONT'D) But Jack -- he escaped the island. And he still has that single shot. Oh, but he won't use it, though, save on one man. His mutinous first mate -- WILL Barbossa. GIBBS Aye. WILL How did Jack get off the island? GIBBS Well, I’ll tell ya. He waded out into the shallows and he waited there, three days and three nights, 'til all manner of sea creatures 'came acclimated to his presence. Then on the fourth morning he roped himself a couple of sea turtles, lashed 'em together and made a raft. Will can't believe he heard that. He peers at Gibbs. Gibbs holds his gaze steady. WILL He roped a couple of sea turtles. GIBBS Aye. Sea turtles. Will's not quite buying it. There are so many problems with the story, Will has trouble settling on which to start with, finally settling on the simplest question: WILL What did he use for rope? Gibbs starts to answer -- then realizes he doesn't know. But Jack now stands near them, and supplies the answer: JACK Human hair. From my back. Gibbs knew there was a perfectly logical answer. Will's not buying it. Jack holds his gaze with a poker face – then: JACK (CONT'D) (to the crew, cutting off any further questions) Let go of the anchor! CREW Let go of the anchor, Aye! JACK Young Mr. Turner and I are to go ashore. Gibbs steps close to Jack, unaware Will is listening. GIBBS Cap'n! What if the worst should happen? JACK Keep to the Code. GIBBS (agreeing) Aye, the code. They part. Will watches Jack speculatively. 82 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - LAGOON - POINT - DAY - DELETED SCENE THROUGH A SPYGLASS, the Black Pearl lies at anchor. Mostly empty, movement of a few pirates on board. WILL (O.S.) Is she there? Jack lowers the spyglass. He and Will are in a longboat just off a rocky point. JACK No. Jack continues to gaze at the ship. Will looks from him to the Pearl, back -- he's putting the pieces together and doesn't like the picture he sees. WILL Where is she? JACK (closes the telescope) It's begun. 83 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING - DAY Pirates, carrying their booty, file through a tunnel. A pirate roughly yanks Elizabeth along, pulls her by the rope that ties her hands. 84 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - MAIN CAVERN - DAY The pirate lets go of the rope and moves off. Elizabeth stops at the sight of pirates adding their booty to a spectacular treasure: piles of coins, gold and silver ingots, jewelry, objects d' art, jade and ivory, brightly colored silks, furniture, jewels and pearls, mirrors and swords ... At the center, a hole in the ceiling lets in a column of sunlight, which illumines: an Aztec stone chest. Koehler gives Elizabeth a shove in the back. KOEHLER Move. As they move off FOCUS on Pintel and Ragetti hauling a large hope chest between them. PINTEL Ten years of hoarding swag --- RAGETTI (way too excited) -- and now we finally get to spend it! They dump the chest, pick through it. Ragetti finds a parasol. PINTEL Once we're quit of the curse -- we'll be rich men, 'n you can buy an eye what actually fits -- and's made of glass. Ragetti is genuinely moved. He reaches up to wipe a tear. RAGETTI This one does splinter something terrible ... PINTEL (genuinely sympathetic) Stop rubbin' it! They look over -- the Bo'sun stares at them darkly, then moves away. Pintel hits Ragetti with his parasol. 85 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - TUNNEL - DAY The tunnel is illumined by a lantern on a pole. Jack rows, back to Will. To one side, Will spots— a SKELETON, face-down and half buried in the sand, its rib cage partially stove in, a SWORD stuck in its BACK. A crab clicks its claws in the light. They drift past. WILL What code is Gibbs to keep to, if the worst should happen? JACK Pirates' code. Any man who falls behind is left behind. WILL No heroes amongst thieves, eh? JACK You know, for having such a bleak outlook on pirates, you're well on your way to becoming one. (intentionally goading) Sprung a man from jail, commandeered a ship of the fleet, sailed with a buccaneer crew out of Tortuga ... Suddenly, several small bright CIRCLES appear on the cave walls and roof -- and then dozens more. They're everywhere. Will glances down -- beneath the water, THOUSANDS OF COINS reflect light onto the cave walls. JACK (CONT'D) ...and you’re completely obsessed with treasure. They pass through, approach the landing area where the pirates' boats are moored -- 86 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING Will pulls the boat ashore; Jack hops out. WILL That's not true. I am not obsessed with treasure. Jack leads up a short rise. JACK Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate. They climb to a cave opening --- and beyond it there's ELIZABETH, being shoved to the top of the central treasure pile by Twigg and Koehler, where Barbossa waits beside the stone chest at the top. Pirates surround the scene. BARBOSSA Gentlemen, the time has come! Our salvation is nigh! Our torment is near an end. Will spots -- WILL Elizabeth. 87 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - DAY BARBOSSA For ten years, we've been tested and tried and each man-jack of you here has proved his mettle a hundred times over, and a hundred times again! Some pirates voice their approval: Yeah! Aye! etc. RAGETTI Suffered I have! BARBOSSA Punished we were, the lot of us. (pounds fist in had for emphasis) Disproportionate to our crime! A louder response: Aye! Barbossa kicks off the lid to the stone chest. Inside are hundreds of gold coins, identical to the medallion. A stone knife lays atop them. BARBOSSA Here ‘tis, the cursed treasure of Cortés himself. Every last piece that went astray we have returned – save for this. Barbossa points to medallion around Elizabeth's neck. The pirates -- including BO'SUN now -- CHEER. 88 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES -LANDING Will scrambles for the cave opening -- WILL Jack! JACK (restrains him) Not yet! 89 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN Stones clatter down the embankment. The monkey twists around, suspicious ... then his head swivels back to the ceremony. 90 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING As Jack moves away from the cave opening: JACK We wait for the opportune moment. Will hesitates a moment, then follows -- 90B INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING Back near the boats, Will catches up to Jack. WILL When’s that? When it’s of greatest profit to you? JACK May I ask you something? Have I ever given you reason not to trust me? Do us a favor, I know it’s difficult for you but please, stay here… and try not to do anything...stupid. Jack moves away 90A INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN Barbossa picks up the stone knife, raises it high. BARBOSSA And who among us has paid the blood sacrifice owed to the heathen gods? ALL PIRATES (thrust fists in the air) AYE! 90C INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN BARBOSSA And whose blood must yet be paid? ALL PIRATES (point to Elizabeth) HERS! 90D INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING Jack comes around a cave wall. 91 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - DAY Barbossa steps toward Elizabeth. Elizabeth shrinks back, but is held by Twigg and Koehler. Barbossa leans close to her. BARBOSSA You know the first thing I'm going to do after the curse is lifted? (grins) Eat a whole bushel of apples. Pintel and Ragetti grin at that. Barbossa raises the knife -- Elizabeth turns her head away, shuts her eyes -- BARBOSSA Begun by blood, the blood undone! 90D INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING Will moves up behind Jack. Jack's eyes go wide -- he turns, rolls to defend himself -- too late. Will brings an oar down across Jack's head. Jack slumps. WILL Sorry Jack -- I'm not going to be your leverage. Will slips away -- 91 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - DAY Barbossa grabs Elizabeth's wrist and SLICES HER PALM. He claps the medallion into her hand and closes her fist around it, then removes it, now stained with Elizabeth's blood. ELIZABETH That's it? BARBOSSA Waste not! He holds the medallion above the chest -- and drops it into the chest. The pirates tense, waiting, expectant. A long beat. They all look at each other, look at themselves. Nothing happens. KOEHLER Did it work? RAGETTI I don't feel no different. PINTEL How do we tell? Barbossa frowns, draws his pistol, and SHOOTS Pintel square in the chest. Pintel looks down at his chest ... but doesn't die. KOEHLER You're not dead. PINTEL No. (realizes) He shot me! RAGETTI It didn't work! TWIGG. The curse is still upon us! Barbossa searches for an answer ... turns to Elizabeth. BARBOSSA You. Maid. Your father. What was his name?! (grabs her roughly) Was your father William Turner?! Elizabeth takes time to smile before answering: ELIZABETH No. Barbossa gathers himself, getting his rage under steely control. BARBOSSA Where's his child? The child that sailed from England eight years ago, the child in whose veins flows the blood of William Turner?! Where? Barbossa SLAPS her hard, sending her sprawling down to the water's edge behind them, unconscious. The medallion falls next to her. BO'SUN (to Pintel & Ragetti) You two. You brought us the wrong person! PINTEL No, she had the medallion! She's the proper age! The pirate argument grows. Suddenly a hand comes over Elizabeth's mouth; she has the presence not to scream. It's Will, soaked. He nods toward the water. Elizabeth sees the medallion on the water's edge. She grabs it. RAGETTI (bursts out) She said her name was Turner! You heard her! (suddenly realizes it) I think she lied to us. Twigg looks at Barbossa. TWIGG You brought us here for nothing? BARBOSSA I won't take questioning or second guesses, not from the likes of you, Mister Twigg. KOEHLER Who's to blame him? Every decision you've made's led us from bad to worse! MALLOT It's you who sent Bootstrap to the depths -- The Monkey spots Elizabeth and Will and SCREECHES -- Bo'sun draws his sword, approaches Barbossa. BO'SUN And it’s you who brought us here in the first place. Barbossa draws his sword. BARBOSSA Any coward here dare challenge me, let him speak! Hmm? KOEHLER I say we cut her throat and spill all her blood, just in case. PIRATES (together) Yeah! Barbossa spots the Monkey's SCREECHING -- He turns -- Elizabeth is gone. The Monkey jumps and HOWLS, pointing toward: Will and Elizabeth, just disappearing out of the cavern. Barbossa looks around, sees -- BARBOSSA The medallion! She’s taken it! Get after her! You feckless pack of ingrates. The pirates race out of the main cavern to -- 92 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING - DAY The pirates scramble to launch their boats, reach for the oars – - and then realize: BO'SUN The oars've gone missing! Find 'em! The pirates search the cave, overturning chests and upsetting piles of treasure. Jack wanders out into the middle of this, dazed, holding the oar Will hit him with. He looks around without comprehension. Ragetti notices him, and blanches. RAGETTTI You! Jack looks behind him, then back at Ragetti. PINTEL You're supposed to be dead! JACK Am I not? Pintel draws his pistol, so do the other pirates. Jack's eyes go wide. He thinks, tries to remember something -- got it -- JACK (CONT’D) Perlerley... (no, not it) Pereleyloo. Parlene.Parsnip. Parsley. Part... partner, partner... RAGETTI Parley? JACK (CONT'D) (nods; that's it) That’s the one! Parley! Parley! The pirates lower their weapons -- except Pintel, who really wants to shoot this guy -- and he's annoyed with Ragetti. PINTEL 'Parley'! Damn to the depths whatever muttonhead thought up 'parley'! JACK That would be the French. 93 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY A long trail of oars float in the water leading up to the ship. Elizabeth climbs aboard. ELIZABETH Not more pirates. GIBBS Welcome aboard, Miss Elizabeth. ELIZABETH Mr. Gibbs? Will climbs aboard. GIBBS Hey, boy -- where be Jack? And here Elizabeth thought she couldn’t be more perplexed. ELIZABETH Jack? Jack Sparrow? WILL (with finality) He fell behind. He moves away. Gibbs reacts to this news for a beat. Then: GIBBS Keep to the Code. ANAMARIA (an order to the crew) Weigh anchor and hoist the sails! Split-quick, you dibbis! Gibbs looks after Will speculatively. 94 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - LANDING - DAY Jack leans on the oar, the pirates eyeing him. They part, and Barbossa steps out to see what they've found. He stares. BARBOSSA How the blazes did you get off That island? JACK When you marooned me on that God- forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate. I’m Captain Jack Sparrow. BARBOSSA Ah, well, I won’t be making that mistake again. Gents, you all remember Captain Jack Sparrow! Kill him. He turns away. Pintel is happy, grabs his pistol, aims it -- JACK The girl's blood didn't work, did it? Barbossa snaps back around. BARBOSSA Hold your fire. Pintel reacts with silent exasperation. So close. Barbossa glares at Jack, working it through -- and then he's certain: BARBOSSA (CONT'D) You know whose blood we need. JACK I know whose blood you need. Barbossa clenches his jaw. He hates this guy. 95 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY The Interceptor on the open sea under full sail. 96 INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Elizabeth tries to tie a bandage around the cut in her right palm. Will sees her frustration. ELIZABETH What sort of a man trades a man’s life for a ship? WILL (shrugs) Pirate. WILL (beat) Here ... let me. She lets him take over the task. ELIZABETH Thank you. He begins to gently wrap her hand. WILL You said -- you gave Barbossa my name as yours. Why? She gazes into his eyes levelly, but can't quite bring herself to say what she's thinking. ELIZABETH (she knows exactly why) I don't know. They hold the gaze; a slight smile begins to play on Will's lips, matched by Elizabeth -- she WINCES, pulls her hand back slightly. WILL I'm sorry -- blacksmith's hands. I know, they're rough ... ELIZABETH No... I mean, yes. They are. But -- She considers, smiles to herself: anything she says will reveal the truth ... and so she says the truth. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) But don't stop. They lock eyes. Will ties off the bandage, but doesn't drop her hand. He runs his palm up her forearm –- passion takes them. Will caresses her face, moves closer to her. WILL Elizabeth ... She takes his hand from her face ... brings it down to her neck then down her chest ... ... and then, despite not wanting to ruin the moment, she moves his hand across, over the medallion. She tugs it out and lays it in his hand. ELIZABETH It's yours. He gives it a glance, a puzzled look. Will looks again -- then does remember. WILL I thought I’d lost it the day they rescued me -- (beat) It was a gift from my father ... He sent it to me ... why did you take it? ELIZABETH (reliving the memory) Because I was afraid you were a pirate. That would have been awful. Will stares at the medallion. He realizes: WILL It wasn't your blood they needed. It was my father's blood. My blood. The blood of a pirate. She lays a hand on his arm. He does not react. ELIZABETH I’m so sorry, please forgive me. He does not look at her. He closes his fist around medallion, slams it against a table; She watches him for a moment ... turns away and leaves. 97 INT. BLACK PEARL - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - DAY Barbossa sits at his table. BARBOSSA So you expect to leave me standing on some beach with nothing but a name and your word it’s the one I need, and watch you sail away on my ship? Jack prowls the cabin, notes the sorry state of the fixtures. JACK No. I expect to leave you standing on some beach with absolutely no name at all, watching me sail away on my ship -- and then I’ll shout the name back to you. Savvy? BARBOSSA But that still leaves us with the problem of me standing on some beach with naught but a name and your word it’s the one I need. Jack takes an apple from the bowl. JACK Of the two of us I am the only one who hasn't committed mutiny ... therefore my word is the one we'll be trusting. He sits down, puts his feet on the table. JACK (CONT'D) Although, I suppose I should be thanking you because in fact, if you hadn’t betrayed me and left me to die, I would have an equal share in that curse same as you. Funny ol' world, innit? Jack takes a big bite of the apple. Barbossa glares. Jack remembers his manners, offers a bite to Barbossa: 'Want some? No?' He shrugs, takes another bite -- BO'SUN (from the doorway) Captain -- we're coming up on the Interceptor. 98 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Barbossa gets to the deck, stares at the horizon through his spyglass, intent on his prey. Jack follows him; he doesn't like the look of things. Jack appears through the telescope lens, blocking the view of the Interceptor. JACK I’m having a thought here, Barbossa. What say we run up a flag of truce? I scurry over to the Interceptor and I negotiate the return of your medallion, eh? What say you to that? Barbossa's just been waiting for him to stop talking. BARBOSSA (to Jack) No, you see, Jack. That's exactly the attitude that lost you the Pearl. People are easier to search when they're dead. (shouts) Lock him in the brig. Barbossa grabs the apple from Jack's hand as Bo'sun takes him away. Barbossa looks at the apple and with fury throws it overboard. 99 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - MAIN DECK - DAY Elizabeth emerges on deck. Crewmen work fast and focused. GIBBS Hands aloft to loose ta'gallants! With this wind dead astern, she'll carry every sail we've got! Elizabeth hurries toward astern. AnaMaria is at the wheel. ELIZABETH What's happening? And then she sees - the Black Pearl, on the horizon. ANAMARIA The Black Pearl, she’s gaining on us. ELIZABETH But this is the fastest ship in the Caribbean! ANAMARIA You can tell them that, after they've caught us. Elizabeth thinks; Gibbs joins them. ELIZABETH We’re shallower on the draft, right? ANAMARIA (surprised) Aye. ELIZABETH Well, then can't we lose them amongst those shoals? Ahead on the horizon: the indistinct shapes of islands. GIBBS We don't have to outrun 'em long, just long enough ... ANAMARIA Lighten the ship! Stem to stern! GIBBS Anything we can afford to lose, see That it's lost! 100 INT. BLACK PEARL - BRIG - DAY The door slams shut, is bolted by Bo'sun. Jack looks around the cell. There's standing water on the floor. JACK Apparently there's a leak. He notices a crack in the bulkhead. Peaks out through it. But he sees only empty sea -- and a cask drift by. 101 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY Jetsam from the Interceptor splashes down into the water: barrels, heavy fittings, crates, cannon balls. 102 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY PUSH IN on Barbossa -- a predator bent on its prey. His voice carries the length of the ship: BARBOSSA Haul on the main brace, make ready the guns! (to Bo'sun) And run out the sweeps. On the side of the ship cannons suddenly appear. Behind him, the Jolly Roger is hoisted on the ensign staff -- 102A EXT. INTERCEPTOR - FORWARD DECK - DAY Will emerges from the forward compartment, drawn by the commotion. He sees the crew dumping stuff overboard, the Black Pearl in pursuit. He climbs out on the rigging for a better vantage point -- Will sees something that makes his face go ashen -- 104 EXT. - BLACK PEARL - DAY Hatches slide back on the hull, and galley OARS extend out each side. In unison they catch the water; the ship shoots forward -- 102B EXT. INTERCEPTOR - FORWARD DECK - DAY Marty and another crewman dump a cannon barrel overboard; they move to the next one, pull the pins, tip it --- Will's foot comes down on the cannon, keeping it in place. WILL We're going to need that. He points astern --- 103 OMITTED 105 OMITTED 106 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA- DAY The Interceptor cuts through the chop. The Black Pearl enters the frame, gaining once again -- 107 EXT. INTERCEPTOR – DECK - DAY Elizabeth looks stricken as she stares at the pursuing ship. ANAMARIA It was a good plan, up 'til now. Will makes his way to the wheel. WILL Gibbs! We have to make a stand. We must fight! (no one moves) Load the guns! ANAMARIA With what? A beat as they all realize the cannonballs were among the first things over the side. Then: WILL Anything. Everything! Anything we have left. GIBBS (moving, hollering to the crew) Load the guns! Case shot and langrage! Nails and crushed glass! With a will! 109 INT. INTERCEPTOR - GUN DECK - DAY Gibbs supervises the gunnery crew as they load anything and everything into the cannons: silverware, jugs, Gibbs' flask -- 108A EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Barbossa seems to inhale, smelling the victory at hand -- 108 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DAY CLOSE ON: Jack's eye, peering through the crack in the hull. PAN OVER to see the ship's oars, rowing in unison --- 110 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - WHEEL DECK - DAY Gibbs joins Will and AnaMaria, who eyes the Black Pearl. GIBBS The Pearl's going to luff up on our port quarter! She'll rake us, without ever presenting a target! Elizabeth sees the problem. She looks up toward the bow of the Interceptor. Gets an idea. ELIZABETH Lower the anchor on the right side. On the starboard side! The three look at her in dismay. She nods her head vigorously "It's a good idea." She looks to Will for support: WILL ('what the hell') It certainly has the element of surprise. ANAMARIA You're daft, lady! You both are! GIBBS Daft like Jack! LOWER THE STARBOARD ANCHOR! Crewmen give him the same look Elizabeth got. GIBBS (CONT'D) Do it, you gobs! Or it's you we'll load into the cannons! 111 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DAY The anchor splashes into the water, cable uncoiling 113 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - UNDERWATER - DAY The anchor hits bottom, drags, catches on a reef --the cable goes taut ---- 112 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Barbossa squints; cocks his head ... What the hell? 114 INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY The Medallion, on a table top, slides forward and off ---- 115 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DAY Elizabeth turns back to AnaMaria at the wheel -- ELIZABETH Let go! AnaMaria releases the wheel just as it starts to SPIN with a vengeance -- 116 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY The Interceptor, bow low in the water, comes around very quickly, forward anchor acting as a pivot -- her cannons coming round, brought to bear on the Black Pearl -- 117 INT. INTERCEPTOR -ANCHOR HOUSING - DAY The anchor cable spool creaks and cracks under the strain -- EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Barbossa realizes what's happening -- BARBOSSA They're clubhaulin'! Hard aport! Rack the starboard oars! 119 INT. BLACK PEARL - BRIG - DAY Jack is tossed against the cell wall. POV JACK -- he looks through the peephole as the bow of the Interceptor appears as it comes round, then the first cannon port, where Cotton and Nameless stand ready with a lit punk -- EXT. INTERCEPTOR - FORWARD DECK - DAY WILL Keep us steady, man! 120 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DAY The cannon doors swing up -- 121 INT. BLACK PEARL - GUN DECK - DAY Pintel and Ragetti stand ready to fire, and they see: Cotton and Nameless and the mouth of their cannon a dozen feet away. 123 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY Barbossa draws his sword for battle, shouts -- BARBOSSA Fire! 122 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY WILL Now! ELIZABETH Fire all! EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY All hell breaks loose as the two ships fire all guns at once. The Interceptor takes far more damage than the Black Pearl -- 125 OMITTED 126 INT. BLACK PEARL - BRIG - DAY A shot crashes through the brig, blasting the door; Jack spins away, taking cover – JACK Stop blowing holes in my ship! 127 INT. BLACK PEARL - GUN DECK - DAY Pintel looks over to see a SPOON imbedded in a post beside his head. He frowns, looks to Ragetti -- Ragetti turns toward him, revealing: A FORK sticks from his wooden eye. He yanks the fork out, and the eye comes out as well. The two pirates stare at each other, fuming -- PULL BACK through the blast hole to reveal: SILVERWARE embedded in the hull all around the blast hole. 128 INT. BLACK PEARL - BRIG Another BLAST rocks the ship -- Jack sloshes through knee-deep water. Floating on top is Gibbs' FLASK. Jack tries to take a swig from the empty flask. He notices the door -- a hole in it. He pushes the door open. 131 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY Elizabeth, Will, AnaMaria, Gibbs and the rest of the crew use the gunwales as cover from the pirates' small arms fire -- GIBBS We could use a few more ideas, lass! ELIZABETH Your turn! GIBBS We need us a devil's dowry! ANAMARIA (grabs Elizabeth by the hair) We'll give 'im her! WILL She's not what they're after! Will cuts his eyes to Elizabeth -- they both believe the pirates are after him. Elizabeth clutches for the medallion around her throat -- but it's not there. ELIZABETH The medallion! Will sprints for the forward hatch, drops inside... 131A INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY ... into a foot and a half of water, and still rising. Not good. He starts searching for the medallion -- 129 INT. BLACK PEARL - GUN DECK - DAY CLOSE ON: A CHAIN. It links together two cannonballs, which Pintel and Ragetti lug toward the cannon. They exchange matching revenge smirks as they load the chain shot – 130 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - DAY BARBOSSA Strike your colors, you blooming cockroaches! (to his crew) Hands! Grapnels at the ready! Prepare to board! INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Will continues to search for the medallion. 132 EXT. SEA/INTERCEPTOR/BLACK PEARL Pintel sparks the cannon -- it FIRES. The chain shot flies across, SMASHES the main mast of the Interceptor -- 132A INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY The impact causes the hatch to fall shut, a large beam cutting Will off from the exit. Will struggles out from under the debris. Water pours into the cabin. 132B EXT. INTERCEPTOR/BLACK PEARL - DAY The Interceptor's mast LEANS and FALLS -- The mast CRASHES down on the deck of the Black Pearl -- right next to Barbossa, who doesn't flinch. BARBOSSA Pistols and cutlasses, men! Koehler, Twigg -- to the powder magazine! And the rest of you -- bring me that medallion! The Monkey scampers across on the fallen mast, now a bridge between the two ships. Pirates swarm across, jumping from deck to deck and swinging from the rigging. INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Will struggles to get out -- the water is rising fast -- INT. INTERCEPTOR - BELOW DECK - DAY Koehler and Twigg descend to the Interceptor's magazine -- EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY The battle continues topside. 134 INT. INTERCEPTOR - BELOW DECK - DAY Koehler and Twigg pour a fuse from a keg of gunpowder, away from a pile of explosives -- 132B EXT. INTERCEPTOR/BLACK PEARL - DAY One pirate misses his landing on the Interceptor, swings back toward the Black Pearl. Jack, on a boom, catches the rope --the pirate continues his swing, now ropeless -- JACK Thanks very much! ...and Jack swings out, the two crews locked in battle on the decks of both ships pass below him --- Gibbs faces a pirate bearing down on him -- Jack takes him out as he swings through -- and then swings back, backwards and drops to the deck. GIBBS Jack! Jack hands the empty flask to Gibbs. JACK Bloody empty! Jack’s already on the move. Gibbs is surprised, then rejoins the battle. 133 INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Will struggles to get out -- the water is rising fast -- A SCREECH -- Will looks up --- the MONKEY is at a hole in the bulkhead holding the MEDALLION -- it leaps and is gone --- 135 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - MAIN DECK - DAY A pirate is about to strike Elizabeth when his arm stops. He turns to see Jack holding it. JACK (to pirate) That's not very nice! Elizabeth strikes the pirate with the butt of her musket, sending him overboard. Jack grabs Elizabeth by the shoulders -- JACK Where's the medallion? ELIZABETH Wretch! She swings to slap him. Jack catches her wrist, keeps her from pulling back. His eyes flick to the bandage on her hand, then back to her eyes -- and he knows why she's angry. JACK Ah! Where's dear William? Elizabeth realizes he hasn't returned. She scans the deck -- The forward hatch is blocked shut by the fallen mast. Elizabeth darts towards it. ELIZABETH Will! WILL Elizabeth! Jack almost follows -- the Monkey races past with the Medallion. Jack sees it, gives chase. JACK Monkey! Elizabeth peers through the hatch -- ELIZABETH I can't move it! Elizabeth is grabbed by two pirates, lifted off her feet. ELIZABETH Will! ANGLE - THROUGH THE GRATE: Will looks up -- WILL Elizabeth! He grips the grating with his fingertips and hoists himself up --but his fingers slip and he falls back-- 136 INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Water fills the cabin nearly to the roof. 137 EXT. INTERCEPTOR - DECK - DAY Pirates throw Cotton to the deck. AnaMaria loses her sword. Behind them, Jack dashes after the Monkey. Gibbs signals their surrender -- INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Will struggles as the water is up to his neck now -- He grips the grating with his fingertips and hoists himself up --but his fingers slip and he falls back-- THE MONKEY dashes across the broken mast, still clutching the medallion. Jack scrambles across after it -- the Monkey pauses at the far end -- Jack reaches for the medallion -- But another hand grabs it first. Jack looks up -- to see Barbossa eyeing the Medallion. BARBOSSA Why thank you, Jack! JACK You're welcome. BARBOSSA Not you. We named the monkey 'Jack.' The Monkey chitters, gloating. Barbossa grins, raises the Medallion, yells to all: BARBOSSA (CONT'D) Gents, our hope is restored! 136 INT. INTERCEPTOR - CABIN - DAY Water fills the cabin nearly to the roof. Will takes a breath and submerges -- INT. INTERCEPTOR - BELOW DECK - DAY Twigg sets off a gunpowder trail leading to the Interceptor's magazine -- 138 EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - LATER Jack's crew are tied to the mast by Ragetti. Pintel eyes them, pistol drawn. PINTEL Any of you so much as thinks the word 'Parley' I'll have your guts for garters. Barbossa holds the medallion in his hand. Looks off in the direction of the Interceptor. In the distance, the Interceptor suddenly EXPLODES. Elizabeth twists free -- ELIZABETH Will! The wreckage lands. Elizabeth rushes Barbossa -- he grabs her wrists. BARBOSSA Welcome back, Miss. You took advantage of our hospitality last time. It holds fair now you return the favor. He shoves her to some pirates; they hoot their approval --- WILL Barbossa! He's standing on the rail, soaking wet. He jumps down and grabs a pistol. WILL (CONT'D) She goes free! Elizabeth is overcome to see him. Jack, less so. BARBOSSA What's in your head, boy? WILL She. Goes. Free. BARBOSSA You've only got one shot -- and we can't die. JACK (to Will under his breath) Don't do anything stupid. WILL (glances back at Jack) You can't. I can. Will puts the muzzle under his chin. JACK (he should've seen it coming) Like that. Barbossa is perplexed. The pirates and crew are, too. BARBOSSA Who are you? JACK (to Barbossa) No one. He’s no one. A distant cousin of my aunt’s nephew twice removed. Lovely singing voice, though. Eunuch. Elizabeth glances narrowly at Jack, realizing he has his own agenda. WILL My name is Will Turner. My father was Bootstrap Bill Turner. His blood runs in my veins. Barbossa glances narrowly at Jack. Jack shakes his head; he just can't catch a break here. RAGETTI He’s a spitting image of ol’ Bootstrap Bill come back to haunt us. WILL (cocks the pistol) On my word do as I say or I’ll pull this trigger, and be lost to Davy Jones’ Locker. BARBOSSA Name your terms, Mr. Turner. WILL Elizabeth goes free! BARBOSSA Yes, we know that one. Anything else? Will hadn't thought that far ahead. Jack tries to signal him surreptitiously: don't forget about me. WILL And the crew, the crew are not to be harmed. Jack slumps. Barbossa smiles, steps toward Will. BARBOSSA Agreed. 139 EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - DAY The Black Pearl lies at anchor, close to the small island. 140 EXT. BLACK PEARL - MAIN DECK - DAY Elizabeth is prodded to the edge of the plank by a bunch of sword wielding pirates. Jack is next in line. Will shakes loose of the pirates holding him, spits out his gag -- WILL Barbossa, you lying bastard! You swore she'd go free! BARBOSSA Don't dare impugn me honor, boy! I agreed she'd go free, but it was you who failed to specify when nor where! A pirate places a gag across Will's mouth. Barbossa turns back to Elizabeth. The storm has passed; Barbossa is once again his gentlemanly self. BARBOSSA Though it does seem a shame to lose something so fine, don’t it lads? Elizabeth feels the slightest hope of reprieve -- BARBOSSA So I'll be having that dress back before you go. Elizabeth hesitates ... then strips it off, leaving her in a silk slip. She throws it at him. ELIZABETH It goes with your black heart. Barbossa takes the dress, feels it. BARBOSSA Oh, it’s still warm. Barbossa tosses the dress to a crew member, then turns to watch -- Elizabeth moves stoically out to the end. She pauses, looks back; Will's eyes lock with hers. She is about to say something -- BO'SUN Too long! He slams down on the end of the plank; Elizabeth plunges off the other end, into the sea. The pirates laugh -- and so does Jack. But his laughter is cut off then he's lifted up onto the end of the plank. JACK (to Barbossa) I really rather hoped we were past all this. Barbossa steps up onto the plank beside him, throws an arm around his shoulders. BARBOSSA Jack, Jack... Did ya not notice? That be the same little island that we made you Governor of on our last little trip. JACK I did notice. BARBOSSA Perhaps you’ll be able to conjure up another miraculous escape. But I doubt it. He draws his sword. BARBOSSA Off you go. Jack hesitates -- he really doesn't want to do this. JACK Last time you left me a pistol, with one shot. BARBOSSA By the powers, you’re right. Where be Jack’s pistol? Bring it forward. A pirate hands Jack's pistol to Barbossa. JACK Seeing as there's two of us, a gentleman would give us a pair of pistols. BARBOSSA It'll be one pistol, as before, and you can be the gentleman, an' shoot the lady, and starve to death yourself! Barbossa tosses the pistol -- high over Jack's head. It splashes into the sea. Jack goes wide-eyed, then DIVES in after it -- 141. EXT. CARIBBEAN SEA - UNDERWATER - DAY The pistol FLOATS DOWN onto some coral. Jack's hands appear. He grabs the pistol, pushes for the surface -- 141A EXT. ISLET - BEACH - DAY A wave pounds the sand, washes back ... Jack and Elizabeth have made it to the beach. They stand. Jack looks back out to sea: The Black Pearl, under full sail, but listing badly to one side, moves away. JACK That's the second time I've had to watch that man sail away with my ship. 142 OMITTED -DELETED SCENE: CLOSE ON: The surf line. Elizabeth's feet walking, leaving prints ... and meet up her own footprints going away. JACK (O.S.) It's really not all that big, is it? Jack reclines on the beach. The pistol in parts, drying on his scarf. He starts to reassemble it. ELIZABETH If You going to shoot me, please do so without delay. JACK Is there a problem between us, Miss Swann? ELIZABETH You were going to tell Barbossa about Will in exchange for a ship! JACK We could use a ship. The fact is, I was going to NOT tell Barbossa about bloody Will in exchange for a ship, because as long as he didn't know about bloody Will, I had something to bargain with – which now no one has, thanks to bloody stupid Will. ELIZABETH Oh. JACK Oh. Pistol reassembled, Jack heads inland. Elizabeth follows. ELIZABETH He still risked his life to save ours -- JACK Ha! ELIZABETH (CONT'D) So we have to do something to rescue him! JACK Off you go, then. Let me know how that turns out. 143 EXT. ISLET - BEACH - DAY Jack moves towards a clump of palm trees. Elizabeth follows. ELIZABETH But you were marooned on this island before -- weren't you? So we can escape in the same way you did then! JACK (whirls to face her) To what point and purpose, young missy? The Black Pearl is gone. And unless you have a rudder and a lot of sails hidden in that bodice... (a glance) ...unlikely -- young Mr. Turner will be dead long before you can reach him. Jack turns, spots a tree, walks up next to it. Using the tree as a starting point, he begins pacing off the ground. ELIZABETH But you're Captain Jack Sparrow! You vanished from under the eyes of seven agents of the East India Company! You sacked Nassau port without even firing a shot! Are you the pirate I've read about or not? Jack stops at a sandy spot in the ground. He jumps up and down a couple of times, satisfied he's at the right spot. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) How did you escape last time? JACK Last time... I was here a grand total of three days. All right? Last time... Jack heaves the trap door up and over, revealing a pit. Inside are barrels and bottles of rum ... all covered with dust and cobwebs, long abandoned. JACK (CONT'D) ...the rumrunners who used this island as a cache came by, and I was able to barter passage off. He jumps into the pit and disappears into the tunnel. JACK (CONT'D) From the looks of things, they've long been out of business. He grabs some bottles and makes his way out of the pit. JACK (CONT'D) Probably have your bloody friend Norrington to thank for that. He climbs out of the pit and heads past Elizabeth for the beach. ELIZABETH So that's it, then? That's the secret grand adventure of the infamous Jack Sparrow? You spent three days lying on the beach drinking rum? JACK (turns to her, arms wide) Welcome to the Caribbean, love. DELETED SCENE He heads on. She gets in front of him, walking backwards. ELIZABETH So! Is there any truth to the other stories? JACK Truth? (He pulls up his sleeves and shows his scars) No truth at all! We'll stay alive a month, maybe more. Keep a weather eye open for passing ships, and our chances are fair. Even he doesn't believe that; maybe another drink will help. ELIZABETH And what about Will? We have to do something! JACK You're absolutely right. (tosses her a bottle, toasts) Here's luck to you, Will Turner! He drinks. Elizabeth frowns at the bottle. An idea occurs. She sits down, glances at Jack, then sings softly: ELIZABETH Drink up me hearties, yo ho ... JACK What was that, Elizabeth? ELIZABETH It's Miss Swann. Nothing. Just a song I learned as a child when I actually thought it would be exciting to meet a pirate. JACK Let's hear it. ELIZABETH No. JACK Come on. We've got the time. Let's have it! ELIZABETH No. I 'd have to have a lot more to drink. JACK How much more? He smiles at her and takes a swig. 144 EXT. ISLET – BEACH – LATER – NIGHT A fire BLAZES. Jack and Elizabeth, bottles in hand, are roaring drunk, arm in arm, singing the song all the way up to the stars –- JACK/ELIZABETH We're devils, we're black sheep, we're really bad eggs. Drink up me hearties, yo ho. Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me! JACK I LOVE this song. Really bad eggs! A very drunk Jack stumbles and falls on the beach. Elizabeth falls next to him. JACK (CONT'D) When I get the Pearl back, I'm going to teach it to the whole crew, and we'll sing it all the time! ELIZABETH And you'll be positively the most fearsome pirates in the Spanish Main. JACK Not just the Spanish Main, love. The entire ocean ... the entire world. Wherever we want to go, we go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails. That's what a ship needs ... but what a ship is -- what the Black Pearl really is ... is freedom. Elizabeth lays her head on his shoulder. ELIZABETH Jack, it must be really terrible for you to be trapped on this island. JACK Ah, yes...but the company is infinitely better than last time, and the scenery has definitely improved. Elizabeth reacts to Jack's hand suddenly on her shoulder. She moves away. ELIZABETH Mr. Sparrow. I'm not entirely sure I've had enough rum to allow that kind of talk. JACK I know exactly what you mean, love. Elizabeth shrugs with a sleight -- but promising -- smile. Jack smiles back, sprucing himself up with a twist of the moustache. Elizabeth raises her almost empty bottle. ELIZABETH To freedom! JACK To the Black Pearl! They tap bottles. Elizabeth feigns a drink as he chugs – Jack falls back onto the beach, passed out. 145 EXT. ISLET – BEACH - MORNING CLOSE ON – JACK'S FACE, dead asleep, lying in the sunlight. His nose twitches. A bit of SMOKE drifts by. His nose twitches again. His eyes open. Jack GROANS and sits up, looks over – all of the casks from the pit are ON FIRE: smoke rises high up into the clear blue sky. Jack leaps to his feet. He sees Elizabeth toss another keg on the fire. She ducks as there is a small explosion, then continues on, tossing on another keg – it BURNS merrily. Jack can't believe his eyes. JACK No! Not good! Stop! Not good! What are you doing? You've burned all the food, the shade –- the rum! ELIZABETH Yes, the rum is gone. She wipes her hands. A rum barrel in the fire EXPLODES. JACK Why's the rum gone? ELIZABETH One, because it is a vile drink that turns even the most respectable men into complete scoundrels. Two –- She points to the sky. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) That signal is over a thousand feet high. The entire Royal Navy is out looking for me -- do you really think that there's even the slightest chance that they won't see it? JACK But why's the rum gone? ELIZABETH Just wait, Captain Sparrow. You give it one hour, maybe two, keep a 'weather eye open' and you will see white sails on that horizon! She sits down and stares out to sea. Jack pulls out his pistol, controlling his urge to shoot her. He then puts his weapon away and stalks up the beach, just to get away from her. 146 EXT. ISLET – LEEWARD SHORE – DAY Jack walks along a dune, talking to himself. JACK (imitating Elizabeth) Must have been terrible for you to be trapped here, Jack... must have been terrible for you... (yelling back in her direction) Well, it BLOODY is now!! At the crest of the dune, Jack stops, stares, incredulous –- Past Jack, white sails glorious against turquoise waters, is the Dauntless. A longboat is headed toward them. JACK There'll be no living with her after this. 147 EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS – MAIN DECK – DAY Swann addresses a very determined Elizabeth. Norrington and Jack look on. Gillette, Murtogg, Mullroy, others in b.g. ELIZABETH But we've got to save Will! SWANN NO! You're safe now. We will return to Port Royal immediately -– not go gallivanting after pirates. ELIZABETH Then we condemn him to death! SWANN The boy's fate is regrettable ... But then, so is his decision to engage in piracy. ELIZABETH To rescue me! To prevent anything from happening to me! Norrington reacts, re-considering Will's motive. Jack notices, sees an opening, plays devil on Norrington's shoulder. JACK If I may be so bold as to inject my professional opinion. ...The Pearl was listing near to scuppers after the battle. It's very unlikely she'll be able to make good time. Think about it. The Black Pearl ... the last real pirate threat in the Caribbean, mate. How can you pass that up, right? NORRINGTON By remembering that I serve others, Mister Sparrow, not only myself. ELIZABETH Commodore, I beg you -- please do this ... for me. As a wedding gift. That takes everyone by surprise, even Jack. Norrington keeps his eyes on Elizabeth, weighing her words. SWANN Elizabeth ... are you accepting the Commodore's proposal? ELIZABETH I am. JACK A wedding! I love weddings! Drinks all around! (off Norrington's look) I know. "Clap him in irons", right? NORRINGTON Mister Sparrow. You will accompany these fine men to the helm and provide us with a bearing to Isla de Muerta. You will then spend the rest of the voyage contemplating all possible meanings of the phrase 'silent as the grave.' Do I make myself clear? Jack gets it: Norrington is deadly serious. JACK Inescapably clear. Murtogg and Mullroy escort Jack away. DELETED SCENE Norrington crosses toward Elizabeth -- SWANN Commodore, I must question the wisdom of this. NORRINGTON With all due respect, Governor ... (checks himself; continues) Mr. Turner is a subject of the British crown, and therefore under my protection. Swann doesn't like it, but he knows it's right. SWANN Rightly so. (an entreaty) Take care of her. Norrington nods. Swann moves away. NORRINGTON Elizabeth -- Miss Swann. I find myself ... worried that your answer is perhaps ... less than sincere. ELIZABETH I would not give my word lightly. NORRINGTON I know. But is it wrong for me to wish it given unconditionally? ELIZABETH It is not a condition. It is a request. Your answer would not change mine. You are a fine man ... James. For a brief moment, Norrington breaks into a wide, boyish smile. His military bearing reasserts itself, but only just. NORRINGTON Well. Very well. Excellent. 148 INT. THE BLACK PEARL - BRIG - NIGHT Pintel and Ragetti mop tar onto the interior of the hull. A few inches of water still stand in the brig. Jack's crew are crowded into Jack's cell (now repaired) -- including Cotton and his parrot. COTTON'S PARROT Shiver me timbers! Gibbs helpfully translates: GIBBS Cotton here says you missed bit. Pintel slaps his mop against the cell. Gibbs takes the hint. Will is alone in the other cell, watching the pirates. WILL (suddenly, to Pintel) You knew William Turner? Any excuse not to work. Pintel leans on his mop. PINTEL Ol' Bootstrap Bill. We knew him. Ragetti keeps working. Will frowns; Pintel explains: PINTEL Never sat well with Bootstrap, what we did to Jack Sparrow. The mutiny and all. He said it wasn't right with the Code. That's why he sent off a piece of the treasure –- to you, as it were. He said we deserved to be cursed, and remain cursed. Will never suspected this. He furrows his, brow, only half- listening now, as he considers his father in a new light. RAGETTI Stupid blighter. GIBBS Good man. Pintel looks over at Gibbs, then continues. PINTEL Well, as you can imagine, that didn't sit too well with the Captain. RAGETTI That didn't sit too well with the Captain at all. Tell 'im what Barbossa did! PINTEL I'm telling the story! So what the Captain did, he strapped a cannon to Bootstrap's bootstraps, and last we saw of Ol' Bill Turner, he was sinking to the crushing black oblivion of Davy Jones' locker. The Crew all look a bit sick at the idea of it. PINTEL (CONT'D) 'Course, it was only after that we learned we needed his blood to lift the curse. RAGETTI That's what you call 'ironic.' The pair glance at each other and laugh, gallows humor. Barbossa appears behind Pintel, flanked by several other pirates. He regards Will for a moment, then: BARBOSSA (throws the keys to Ragetti) Bring him. EXT. H.M.S. DAUNTLESS - MAIN DECK – EVENING - DELETED SCENE Jack goes to the rail and waits, pretending to look out at the sea. Elizabeth, dressed in sailor's clothes, joins him. ELIZABETH You didn't tell him about the curse. JACK I noticed neither did you. For the same reason, I imagine. ELIZABETH He wouldn't have risked it. JACK You could have gotten him drunk. (off her look; reassuring) Don't get me wrong, love. I admire a person who's willing to do whatever's necessary. ELIZABETH You're a smart man, Jack ... but I don't entirely trust you. JACK (walks up to her – gestures to himself and Elizabeth) Peas in a pod, darling. Norrington strides up. Elizabeth and Jack step back. Norrington tosses Jack his compass. NORRINGTON With me, Sparrow. Jack gives Elizabeth a brief backwards glance and he's gone. 150 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - LAGOON - NIGHT THROUGH A SPYGLASS: The Black Pearl. Apparently abandoned. Norrington lowers the spyglass. He and Jack share a long boat with the other soldiers. NORRINGTON I don't care for the situation. Any attempt to storm the cave could turn into an ambush. JACK Not if you're the one doing the ambushing. I go in, I convince Barbossa to send his men out with their little boats --- You and your mates return to the Dauntless and blast the bejesus out of them with your little cannons, eh. What do you have to lose? NORRINGTON (removes Jack's arm from his shoulder) Nothing I'd lament being rid of. JACK Now, to be quite honest with you, there's still a slight risk to those aboard the Dauntless, which includes the future Mrs. Commodore. He watches Norrington as he considers that -- 151 INT. DAUNTLESS - CABIN - NIGHT Elizabeth struggles as she is hustled inside by Gillette and two marines. GILLETTE Sorry, but it's for your own safety! ELIZABETH I don't care what the Commodore ordered! I have to tell him – the pirates -- they're cursed! They can't be killed! GILLETTE (feigned concern) Don't worry miss, he's already informed of that. A little mermaid flopped up on deck and told him the whole story. Snickering with the marines, he shuts the door. Elizabeth turns away, angry. ELIZABETH This is Jack Sparrow's doing. 152 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - NIGHT Jack smiles as he rows a small boat away from the Dauntless. 153 OMITTED 154 INT. CAVERN - BEACH - NIGHT Lit by torches and shafts of moonlight. PIRATES move through the caves -- climbing over rocks and through water, toward the center. An air of grim anticipation. Barbossa leads the way, tossing an apple. Will, hands bound behind his back, is shoved along. PINTEL No reason to fret. Just a prick of the finger. A few drops of blood. TWIGG (moving past) No mistakes this time. He's only half Turner. We spill it all. Pintel finds a good amount of delight in this. PINTEL I guess there is reason to fret. INT. CAVERNS - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT In the center of the cavern, Will is pushed close to the stone chest by Koehler and Twigg, then shoved to his knees. Koehler pushes Will's head forward directly over the chest, the medallion hanging below his throat. Barbossa takes the stone knife from atop the chest of gold. He thumbs the blade: sharp enough. JACK Excuse me. Pardon me. Beg pardon. BARBOSSA Begun by blood... by blood un... Jack emerges from the crowd of pirates. Barbossa stares. WILL Jack! BARBOSSA It's not possible. JACK (correcting him) Not probable. WILL Where's Elizabeth?! JACK She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington just like she promised. (brightly) And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really, except for Elizabeth, who is in fact...a woman. Pirates surround Jack; Barbossa points a knife at him -- BARBOSSA Shut up ! You're next! He again puts the knife to Will's throat -- JACK You don't want to be doing that, mate. Barbossa glances back at him. BARBOSSA No, I really think I do. JACK (shrugs) Your funeral. Barbossa presses the blade to Will's throat -- he wants to do it -- goddammit! He whirls back on Jack. BARBOSSA Why don't I want to do it? JACK Well, because... Jack shrugs away from the pirates. He steps forward -- JACK Because the H.M.S. Dauntless, pride of the Royal Navy, is floating just off shore, waiting for you. Barbossa hesitates, the pirates react, 156A OMITTED 156B OMITTED 156C OMITTED 156D OMITTED 156E OMITTED 156F OMITTED 156G OMITTED 156H OMITTED 156I OMITTED 157 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - NIGHT Seven long boats full of marines are positioned on either side of the cave mouth. Murtogg and Mullroy are in Norrington's boat, directly behind him. MURTOGG (a whisper) What we doing here? MULLROY (whispers back) The pirates come out, unprepared and unawares -- we catch 'em in a crossfire and send 'em to see Ol' Hob. MURTOGG I know why we're here ... I meant, why aren't we doing what it was... what Mr. Sparrow said we should do? With the cannons and all? NORRINGTON Because it was Mr. Sparrow who said it. A beat. MULLROY You think he wasn't telling the truth? 158 INT. CAVERNS - MAIN CAVE - NIGHT Barbossa listens as Jack argues his case: JACK Just hear me out, mate. You order your men to row out to the Dauntless, they do what they do best. Robert's your uncle, Fannie's your aunt, there you are with two ships. The makings of your very own fleet. Of course, you'll take the grandest as your flagship, and who's to argue? But what of the Pearl? Jack smiles and spreads his hands: me. As he talks, he strolls toward Will and the chest. JACK (CONT'D) Name me Captain. I'll sail under your colors, I'll give you ten percent of me plunder, and you get to introduce yourself as 'Commodore Barbossa.' Savvy? BARBOSSA (re: Will) And I suppose in exchange, you want me not to kill the whelp? JACK No, no no, not at all. By all means, kill the whelp. Just not yet. Wait to lift the curse... (Jack looks Will in the eye) until the opportune moment. Will looks up at him, scowling: he recognizes the familiar phrase. Barbossa looks from Jack to Will suspiciously. Jack continues: JACK (CONT'D) For instance: Jack scoops up some of the Aztec coins. JACK After you've killed Norrington's men ... (drops the coins into the chest, punctuating his words) Every ... Last ... One. It's only Will who sees Jack palm one of the Aztec coins. Barbossa gives the proposal some thought. WILL You've been planning this from the beginning. Ever since you learned my name. JACK Yeah. BARBOSSA I want fifty per cent of your plunder. JACK Fifteen. BARBOSSA Forty. JACK Twenty-five, and I'll buy you the hat. A really big one, Commodore. BARBOSSA (smiles) We have an accord. He and Jack approach ... and shake hands. Jack turns toward the pirates, says in grand fashion: JACK All hands -- to the boats! Barbossa shoots him a glare. JACK (off Barbossa's look) Apologies, you give the orders. He indicates 'Please, go ahead.' Barbossa steps forward as Jack grins, knowing that Barbossa is going to repeat what he said -- BARBOSSA Gents -- take a walk! Jack's grin vanishes. JACK Not to the boats? Barbossa's turn to grin as the pirates leave the cavern -- 158A INT. CAVERNS - LANDING - DAY Pirates head toward the boats, and then past them. Pintel and Ragetti are among them -- suddenly, Bo'sun snaps across their chests, stopping them: A PARASOL. Bo'sun smiles. A159 EXT. DAUNTLESS - NIGHT The moon appears from behind the clouds. 15 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - UNDERWATER - NIGHT Moonlight shines down into the shallow waters. Suddenly all the fish SCATTER. Distant FIGURES appear, wavering in the shifting current. They move into the shadow of the Dauntless' keel. It's the PIRATES, walking across the ocean floor. The first figure, Koehler, steps from the shadow into water- filter moonlight, transforming to SKELETAL – 162 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - NIGHT Gentle SPLASHING echoes from the cave mouth. The marines in the longboats on either side raise their rifles – A BOAT EMERGES -- Norrington's men stare -- In the boat are two WOMEN -- Pintel and Ragetti in drag. A PARASOL shades them from the moon. Well, that's weird. Norrington signals his men -- NORRINGTON Hold Fire. 163 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - PINTEL & RAGETTI Pintel and Ragetti row past, toward the Dauntless. Ragetti fans himself. RAGETTI This is just like what the Greeks done at Troy. 'Cept they was in a horse n'stead of dresses. Wooden horse. Pintel glowers at him to shut up, glances over his shoulder toward the Dauntless -- 160 EXT. DAUNTLESS - NIGHT Twigg breaks the surface near the Dauntless, climbs the anchor. More skeleton-pirates follow -- 155B EXT. DAUNTLESS - MAIN DECK - NIGHT Swann approaches the door, nods to the guard. SWANN A moment, please? The guard departs. Swann KNOCKS lightly on the door. SWANN Elizabeth? He waits for an answer. None comes. He sighs. SWANN (CONT'D) I just want you to know .. I believe you made a very good decision today ...Couldn't be more proud of you. But, you know, even a good decision, if made for the wrong reasons ... could be a wrong decision. 155 INT. DAUNTLESS - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT Elizabeth stands before the stern window, her back to us. She looks over her shoulder at the door -- 160 EXT. DAUNTLESS - NIGHT Twigg peeks over the rail onto the deck of the Dauntless. A few lone sentries patrol. 164 EXT. DAUNTLESS - NIGHT One of the crewmen spots something in the water. CREWMAN Lieutenant? Gillette looks through a telescope; he and the crew of the Dauntless are transfixed and puzzled at the bizarre sight. Pintel and Ragetti rowing toward them. Ragetti waves. RAGETTI Yoo-hoo. EXT. DAUNTLESS - RAIL - NIGHT Twigg gestures down to his comrades to follow him. Twigg and all the other pirates begin climbing onto the deck of the Dauntless. 159A INT. DAUNTLESS - MAIN DECK - NIGHT Swann is still at the door. He misinterprets the silence. SWANN Elizabeth -- are you there? (no response) Elizabeth, are you even listening to me? Swann moves to open the door and enter. 155C EXT. DAUNTLESS - LAGOON - NIGHT Several knotted bed sheets hang from the captain's cabin window. Below, Elizabeth rows through the water, the Dauntless receding behind her. She looks over her shoulder -- 160 EXT. DAUNTLESS - RAIL - NIGHT Koehler sneaks up behind the first Sentry and slits his throat. Bo'sun strangles another sentry, he falls to the deck. The pirates advance towards the stern of the ship. 159A EXT. DAUNTLESS - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT Inside the Captain's cabin Swann appears at the open window and sees the knotted sheets. Glances out, glances up, looks out at the black sea -- SWANN Oh ...What have you done? 163A EXT. LAGOON - NEAR DAUNTLESS - NIGHT Pintel and Ragetti near the Dauntless, parasols protecting them from the moonlight. They've been spotted. Ragetti waves and 'yoo-hoos' up to the ship: Pintel is livid. PINTEL Stop that! I already feel like a fool. RAGETTI Look nice, though. Pintel takes offense at that - 161 OMITTED 165 THROUGH THE TELESCOPE Pintel SLUGS Ragetti -- 166 IN THE BOAT Pintel drops his parasol, throttles Ragetti, who also drops his parasol, and the two are revealed as SKELETONS -- 167 ON THE DAUNTLESS Gillette gasps at the sight -- 168 IN THE BOAT Pintel realizes they're exposed; he pulls a pistol, FIRES -- 169 EXT. DAUNTLESS - DECK - NIGHT Gillette's hat is knocked off by the shot, he looks back too late -- SKELETON PIRATES ATTACK! They drop down from the rigging like spiders. Swords clash, pistols are drawn -- 169A INT. DAUNTLESS - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT Swann, despondent, opens the door -- A body plummets to the deck in front of him. Marines and sailors vs. Skeletal pirates -- melee! Swann shuts the door gently, trying to go unnoticed. 159J INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Jack examines the pirate treasure; Barbossa fixes him with an appraising look. BARBOSSA I must admit, Jack: I thought I had you figured. But turns out, you're a hard man to predict. JACK (shakes his head: "nah.") Me? I'm dishonest. And a dishonest man you can always trust to be dishonest. Honestly! It's the honest ones you want to watch out for. Because you can never predict when they're going to do something incredibly... stupid. Jack moves near a pirate examining some of the treasure. In one quick move, Jack pulls the sword from the pirate's scabbard, kicks him into the water and flips the sword up -- to Will. Despite his surprise, Will catches it (behind his back, his hands still bound) and knocks the pirate guarding him into the water. Jack pulls out his own sword. Barbossa looks from Jack to Will, not quite registering what is taking place. He scrambles to his feet, pulls out his sword and ... Jack and Barbossa square off; Jacoby slashes at Will, who turns and parries so that his hands are freed by the cut. The other two pirates attack him; he fights back -- 171 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Will hold off three pirates -- Jack and Barbossa duel furiously; They cross swords and come face to face… BARBOSSA (to Jack) You're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters! 159B EXT. BLACK PEARL - NIGHT Elizabeth jumps from the tiny rowboat to Black Pearl. Climbs up, toward the gun port. She can hear voices -- 159C INT. BLACK PEARL - GUN DECK - NIGHT Two Pirates, MALLOT and GRAPPLE, set out a feast: wine and rum, jerky, cakes, apples, biscuits. MALLOT What would you pick to eat first? We should decide now, so we're ready, when the time comes. Elizabeth continues to climb up. DELETED SCENE GRAPPLE I was thinking ... Cake. MALLOT (with menace) I was thinking cake too. They stare at each other. Lightning quick, Grapple slams a knife into the table between them, his hand going skeletal in the moonlight. A tense moment. Then Grapple leans the handle of the knife toward Mallot. GRAPPLE You cut, I choose. Mallot gives a single sharp nod. Elizabeth climbs past as Mallot reaches for the knife -- 159D EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - NIGHT Elizabeth climbs over the gunwale. Sneaks along the deck. Suddenly -- THE SKELETAL MONKEY DROPS DOWN, screeching! Elizabeth starts slightly, but is mostly annoyed -- 159E INT. BLACK PEARL - GUN DECK - NIGHT Mallot & Grapple are still focused on their mock feast; the Monkey SCREECHES as it drops onto a cannon with a CLANG! The monkey remains on the barrel of the cannon for a beat. GRAPPLE What was that? They turn and look out the gun port. They see the dazed monkey sitting on the cannon, then it slides off and plummets down to the water. A SPLASH follows. 159F EXT. BLACK PEARL - DECK - NIGHT Elizabeth looks over gunwale -- two pirate heads stick out, looking down at the splash. They turn to look up, but she is gone from view. The pirates draw back inside to give chase -- 159G INT. BLACK PEARL - GANGWAY - NIGHT Elizabeth races down stairs, hides: Pirates race past, headed up to the deck. 159H INT. BLACK PEARL - BRIG - NIGHT (THIS IS THE OLD 156G) Jack's crew, waiting in the dark. Gibbs tilts his head. GIBBS Shh! Gibbs looks out from the cell, spots -- GIBBS It's Elizabeth! 173 INT. DAUNTLESS - GUN DECK - NIGHT Pintel and Ragetti climb onto the ship through a gun port as … ON DECK Other pirates swarm the deck, taking on the sailors. A wounded crewman RINGS the bell. 170 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - NIGHT The bell has alerted Norrington. NORRINGTON Make for the ship! Move! Quickly, his men are rowing for the Dauntless -- INT. DAUNTLESS - GUN DECK - NIGHT A pirate hears the bell, sees the crewman and runs him through with his sword. The bell STOPS clanging. NORRINGTON And his men continue to make their way toward the Dauntless. 173B INT. DAUNTLESS - GUN DECK - NIGHT Pintel, Ragetti, and other pirates fire a cannon at Norrington and his men. 174 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA – LAGOON - NIGHT The cannons BOOM! Near Norrington, one of the longboats is blown out of the water. 172 OMITTED 173A INT. DAUNTLESS – CAPTAIN'S CABIN – NIGHT Swann peers out the glass window at the mayhem on the deck. Swann drops down below the window -- he peeks up again as a face of a dead marine slams on the glass right next to him. Swann looks up and sees a pirate looking at him. Swann cowers and begins backing away below the window. Pirate hands reach through the windows, grabbing at him. One of the pirate hands grabs Swann's wig and pulls it off his head. Swann refuses to let it go and has a tug-of-war with the pirate over his wig. Swann grabs a bull horn off the table behind him and whacks at the skeleton arm, which falls off on the floor. 171 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Barbossa and Jack continue their swordfight. Barbossa drives Jack to the ground. Barbossa drops his sword, sticks out his chest. BARBOSSA You can't beat me, Jack. Jack thrusts his sword into Barbossa. It has no effect. Barbossa looks up, sighs -- then removes the sword –- -- and drives the sword into Jack's chest. Jack stares down at the sword jutting from his chest. He staggers a few steps backward, into the moonlight -- and JACK BECOMES SKELETAL. JACK That's interesting. Skeleton Jack looks at his hands. In one is an Aztec coin. WILL Finishes off a pirate and turns to see JACK A skeleton. Jack turns to Barbossa. JACK (CONT'D) Couldn't resist, mate. Jack pulls the sword from his chest. Barbossa grabs some coins, throws them at Jack as he takes up his sword, and rushes him. Both men are in the moonlight now, two skeletons in pitched battle -- WILL Turn his attention to Jacoby, who attacks him. Jack kicks Barbossa to the ground. He rolls downward, gets up in time to find Jack upon him. 170 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - NIGHT The Dauntless' cannons continue to fire at Norrington and his men. 173A INT. DAUNTLESS – CAPTAIN'S CABIN – NIGHT Swann scrambles away from the arm as it crawls after him. He stands and watches the arm in horror and then grabs a map off the table and begins beating the skeleton arm. He then picks it up and struggles with it, turns and shoves it in a bureau drawer. He backs up against the chest as it rattles, the arm struggles to get out. 189 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Will continues his battle, now with two pirates. He gets between them. Just as both pirates thrust their swords at him, Will jumps out of the way and runs and the pirates wind up sticking their swords in each other. A beat, as they look at each other, then they remove the swords from their chests and chase after Will passing -- JACK AND BARBOSSA Still fighting it out. Barbossa and Jack duel in and out of the moonlight. BARBOSSA So what now, Jack Sparrow? Are we to be two immortals, locked in an epic battle 'til Judgment Day and trumpets sound? Hmmm? JACK Or you could surrender. Barbossa smiles -- not likely -- and attacks -- 159B EXT. BLACK PEARL - MAIN DECK - NIGHT Mallot and Grapple sneak along, wary, listening ... searching. The pirates whirl at a sound just as -- BOOM! They're hit by a lifeboat and swept off into the water. The lifeboat was shoved by Gibbs, AnaMaria, Cotton, Elizabeth, and the rest of the crew. The Black Pearl is theirs. Elizabeth grabs the gunwale of the boat -- ELIZABETH All of you! With me! Will is in that cave, and we must save him. Ready and...Heave! The boat doesn't budge. The help she was expecting is not forthcoming. She turns. The crew is looking at her, not moving. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) Please, I need your help! Come on! COTTON'S PARROT Any port! In a storm! GIBBS Cotton is right. We've got the Pearl. ELIZABETH What about Jack? You just going to leave him? SMALL PIRATE Jack owes us a ship. GIBBS And there's the code to consider ... ELIZABETH The code? You're pirates! Hang the code! And hang the rules! They're more like guidelines, anyway! Gibbs looks away -- he knows that, but ... EXT. ROW BOAT - LAGOON - NIGHT Elizabeth is alone in a rowboat, the Black Pearl, behind her under sail and moving away. ELIZABETH (rowing hard for the island) Bloody pirates ... 175 EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVE ENTRANCE - NIGHT Elizabeth rows hard into the cave. 176 INT. DAUNTLESS - DECK - NIGHT The fight aboard the Dauntless continues. Pintel and Ragetti make their way on deck, killing as they go. Ragetti notices; eyes fixed on the ship as it sails past. RAGETTI Is it supposed to be doing that? Pintel looks where Ragetti is looking, registers what's happening: PINTEL (hurt, indignant) They're stealing our ship! Ragetti gripped with rage. He spits out: RAGETTI Bloody pirates! 177 OMITTED 178 OMITTED 179 OMITTED 180 OMITTED 181 OMITTED 182 OMITTED 183 OMITTED 183A EXT. DAUNTLESS - NIGHT Norrington's boats have arrived at the ship. NORRINGTON Boarders away! He and his men climb up the side. 183B EXT. DAUNTLESS - DECK - NIGHT The battle rages. Norrington and his men arrive on the deck. The pirates notice their arrival and advance. Norrington shoots Koehler, but he keeps on coming. PINTEL Come on! 184 EXT. DAUNTLESS - DECK Officer Gillette stands up on a railing and swings a large block and tackle across the deck at the Bo'sun. Bo'sun sees it and dunks and then takes off after Gillette. The block and tackle swings back and hits Ragetti in the head. Ragetti's eye pops out. He chases it. Murtogg and Mullroy finally make it up to the railing of the ship, react to the fighting. They shake hands, then climb on deck, letting out a battle scream. 185 OMITTED 186 OMITTED 187 OMITTED 188 OMITTED 189 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVES - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT A projectile -- thrown by Jacoby -- EXPLODES near Will -- JACK AND BARBOSSA react to the explosion, look over at Will, and then continue their fight. WILL Will is thrown to the ground, loses his sword. He's at a disadvantage, trapped. Jacoby laughs, raises his sword. JACOBY I'm gonna teach you the meaning of PAIN! ELIZABETH (O.S.) You like pain? Jacoby turns. From out of the smoke ELIZABETH appears -- she swings a long gaffe, knocking Jacoby aside. ELIZABETH (CONT'D) Try wearing a corset. She looks at Will, smiles. He grins back -- she pulls him up with the gaffe. Turning, Elizabeth notices Jack (skeletal) dueling with Barbossa. Her smile is gone. ELIZABETH Whose side is Jack on? WILL At the moment? Elizabeth, nods ('with Jack; who can tell?') The two pirates attack; Will and Elizabeth dart away -- Jacoby recovers, prepares another bomb -- Will gets an idea. Moving between the pirates and parrying their blows, he helps Elizabeth thrust the gaffe, using it to hook all three pirates together, Jacoby in the middle. Will grabs one of Jacoby's bombs and yanks it free, sparking the fuse. He shoves it up inside Jacoby's rib cage, and shoves all three out of the moonlight -- Jacoby clutches at his now-flesh chest -- no way to get to the lit bomb. Jacoby looks at Will, mouth agape -- SMOKE issues out -- JACOBY No fair! Will grabs Elizabeth, dives away with her as the bomb EXPLODES. Jacoby's and the other skeletal remains crashes down in a nearby pool of moonlight. Barbossa slashes at Jack, frustrated beyond measure. He drives Jack backwards. Jack takes the medallion he palmed, slices his hand with his sword so blood gets on it, then tosses it to Will. As he fights, Barbossa notices Will's movement on the other side of the cave. He breaks off the fight, pulls his pistol. Aims it at Elizabeth. She registers her danger. A shot ECHOES in the cavern -- Barbossa looks surprised, turns to Jack. He can't believe it. Jack, pistol raised and aimed, still smoking, has shot him. BARBOSSA Ten years you carry that pistol, and now you waste your shot? WILL (O.S) He didn't waste it. Barbossa turns, sees Will standing over the Aztec chest, holding the knife, his left hand in a fist. He opens the fist –- --both his and Jack's medallions drops from his hand, revealing the cut in his palm -- the bloody medallions LAND in the chest full of the rest of the medallions. Barbossa looks down at his chest. Blood blossoms on his shirt around the bullet hole. Jack lowers the pistol. Barbossa stares at the blood ... Looks up at Jack, at Will, at Jack. Anger, dismay ... and even relief color Barbossa's features. BARBOSSA I feel ... cold. Barbossa collapses on his back. He looses the grip on the apple he held in his hand. He's dead. 190 EXT. DAUNTLESS DECK - NIGHT CLOSE ON: Norrington, sword flashing, a THRUST finds its mark, and he pulls it back -- Koehler is surprised. He registers the pain and realizes he is flesh. He cries out and falls. 190A INT. DAUNTLESS - CAPTAIN'S CABIN - NIGHT The desk is no longer rattling. Swann puts a hand on the pull, hesitates -- then pulls the drawer open. His expression tells us everything we need to know about the state of the drawer's contents. 190 EXT. DAUNTLESS DECK - NIGHT Twigg, who has been fighting nearby, seen Koehler fall and looks in surprise at Norrington. He then looks up at the full moon and realizes what has happened. Norrington puts his sword to Twigg's throat. Twigg drops his weapon. One by one the other pirates drop their weapons also. Ragetti still chasing his eyeball manages to grab it and put it back in. He looks at Pintel who is standing with his hands in the air and then turns and looks down the barrel of a gun. The weapons are held by Murtogg and Mullroy. PINTEL Parley? NORRINGTON The ship is ours gentlemen. The soldiers and sailors all cheer. Swann peeks out of the cabin window and sees the battle is over. He comes out of the cabin and joins the cheers, congratulating marines. 191 INT – ISLA DE MUERTA - MAIN CAVERN - NIGHT Will moves to Elizabeth, standing past the water, watching. Their eyes meet. They meet and embrace -- now is the time for the kiss ... They gaze at each other ... There is a crash; the SOUND of Jack gathering up pieces of treasure, including large gold object d'art. Will and Elizabeth look at each other. The moment is broken. Back to the real world. Elizabeth averts her gaze. ELIZABETH We should return to the Dauntless. Will understands, nods sadly. WILL. Your fiancé will be wanting to know you're safe. She looks up at him -- sees that he knows about the engagement. This time he cannot maintain eye contact. Elizabeth turns, and heads out of the cave. Jack, holding - and wearing - a lot of treasure nonchalantly strolls up beside Will. JACK If you were waiting for the opportune moment ... That was it. Will knows. Jack hoists a bag filled with swag onto his shoulder. As Jack moves off ... JACK Now, if you'd be so kind, I'd be much obliged if you drop me at my ship ... The camera STAYS on the chest of Aztec gold coins. 191A EXT. ISLA DE MUERTA - LAGOON - NIGHT Problem: The Black Pearl is not there. Jack scans the area. No good; it's gone. In the rowboat: Jack sits at the bow, facing forward; Will at the oars, facing backwards; Elizabeth in the stern, facing Will. Jack has a large sack filled with treasure. ELIZABETH I'm sorry, Jack. JACK They done what's right by them. Can't expect more than that. Will snaps him a look, then looks away, scowling as he decides: Goddammit, you can expect more than that. 192 OMITTED 193 EXT FORT CHARLES - DAY A HANGMAN'S NOOSE. The sound of DRUMS. Jack stands on a gallows, wrists bound. An EXECUTIONER checks the mechanism of the trap door with a sandbag. An OFFICIAL drones on recounting a list of Jack's crimes. OFFICIAL (reading) Jack Sparrow … be it known that you have been charged, tried and convicted... Jack reacts. JACK (to himself) Captain ... Captain Jack Sparrow... The parade ground is crowded. Swann stands beside Norrington and Elizabeth. All resolutely watch the proceedings. OFFICIAL ...For your willful commission of crimes against the crown...Said crimes being numerous in quantity and sinister in nature ... ...The most aggrieves of which to be cited herewith ... Piracy... Smuggling... Will makes his way through the crowd. He glances around the square, clearly watching for something. ELIZABETH (eyes on Jack) This is wrong. Norrington does not respond. Swann speaks for him: SWANN Commodore Norrington is bound by the law. As are we all. OFFICIAL (continuing) ... Impersonating a person of the Spanish Royal Navy... Impersonating a cleric of the Church of England... Jack smiles at that accusation -- until he looks at the Executioner. OFFICIAL (continuing) ... Sailing under false colors... Arson...Kidnapping, looting, poaching... pilfering... depravity... degradation... and general lawlessness... Will is getting impatient. Then he spots: COTTON'S PARROT. It lands on a flag pole held by Murtogg. Murtogg reacts as the bird soils his coat. Murtogg looks up, sees the bird, surreptitiously tries to dislodge the bird. That's the signal. Will heads into the crowd. OFFICIAL (continuing) ... and for these crimes, you have been sentenced on this day to be hung by the neck until dead... May God have mercy on your soul... Will's route takes him past Swann, Norrington and Elizabeth. He pauses. WILL Governor Swann. Commodore. They glance at him. Elizabeth does not. WILL Elizabeth. She looks at him, surprised. WILL I should have told you every day from the moment I met you... (just says it) I love you. Now she's shocked, as are Swann and Norrington. Will seems if he's going to say more -- but then nods, satisfied that he's said all that's necessary. He continues on his way. Elizabeth looks after him: he's pushing through the crowd towards the gallows – -- where the noose is put around Jack's neck. Elizabeth spots Cotton's Parrot. She puts it together. Will throws open his cloak, puts a hand on his sword hilt -- Norrington moves past Elizabeth, staring at Will -- NORRINGTON (the beginning of an order) Marines! -- Elizabeth suddenly staggers away from Norrington and Swann -- ELIZABETH I can't breathe! -- and FAINTS. Swann and Norrington react to her plight. SWANN Elizabeth! The commotion has distracted the crowd: Will has a direct line of sight to the gallows -- WILL (to crowd) MOVE! The Executioner grips the release lever -- The DRUM roll ends. Will draws and throws his sword. The executioner pulls the lever. The trap door opens. Jack drops. Will's sword embeds in the door. Jack balances on it. Swann fans Elizabeth. She sits up suddenly -- she was faking. SWANN What...? Then Swann understands. Will races up the steps of the gallows. Jack still balances, the sword bending, noose tightening. The Executioner slashes an axe at Will, knocking his sword away. Will ducks another swing, the axe inadvertently cutting Jack's rope. Jack drops to the ground below the gallows. Will knocks the Executioner off the gallows platform. The Executioner falls into the crowd on top of Norrington and his men. Jack stands and slits the rope that binds his hands on the sword that is sticking in the trap door. Jack races from under the gallows as Will leaps down. Jack pulls off the noose, tosses one end of the rope to Will. They trip some Marines coming down the steps as they run up. Will and Jack go left. Marines, led by Gillette, cut them off. They whirl right -- more Marines. Rifles are brought to bear. They are cornered. Norrington strides up, followed by Swann and Elizabeth. Norrington holds his sword on Will and Jack. NORRINGTON I thought we might have to endure some ill-conceived manner of escape attempt. (to Will) But not from you. SWANN On our return to Port Royal I granted you clemency, and this is how you thank me? By throwing in your lot with him? He is a pirate! WILL And a good man. (throws his sword aside) If all I have achieved here is that the hangman will earn two pairs of boots instead of one ... So be it. At least my conscience will be clear. NORRINGTON You forget your place, Turner. Will pointedly glances down, back up; a small smile: WILL It's right here -- between you and Jack. Elizabeth steps beside him. ELIZABETH As is mine. SWANN Elizabeth. She links her hand in Will's. Norrington takes this in, realizing the deeper truth behind her actions. SWANN Lower your weapons! For goodness sake, put them down! Norrington's glances from Elizabeth to Gillette, nods almost imperceptibly. Gillette gestures for the marines to lower their rifles. They do. NORRINGTON So this is where your heart truly lies, then? ELIZABETH It is. He looks at Will narrowly. Swann realizes what Norrington has already figured out. Elizabeth stands defiantly beside Will. A tense stand-off. Jack is worried about the outcome -- and then he spots Cotton's Parrot. He smiles. JACK Well, I'm actually feeling rather good about this. I think we've all arrived at a very special place, eh? Spiritually, ecumenically, grammatically ... (to Norrington) I want you to know that I was rooting for you, mate. Know that. (to Elizabeth) Elizabeth, it would never have worked between us, darling. I'm sorry. (to Will) Will ... He throws up his hands ('What's there to say?'). JACK Nice hat. With that Jack springs up the steps to the wall. JACK Friends! This is the day you will always remember as the day that you -- Jack slips, losing his balance and is gone -- 193A EXT. PORT ROYAL - BAY - DAY Jack plunges, turning his fall into a passable dive –- and hits the water. 193B EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPET - DAY Everyone rushes to look over the wall --- 193C EXT. PORT ROYAL - BAY - WATER - DAY Jack surfaces. 193D EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPET - DAY GILLETTE Idiot. He's nowhere to go but back to the noose. Not quite -- a soldier yells --- SOLDIER Sail ho! 193E EXT. PORT ROYAL - BAY - WATER - DAY Sailing into view, sails full, getting its long overdue beauty shot is the Black Pearl. Jack smiles at the sight. 193F EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPET - DAY Norrington watches the scene below. GILLETTE What's your plan of action? Sir? Norrington does not respond, dealing with all the ramifications of the last few minutes. 193G OMITTED 193H EXT. FORT CHARLES - PARAPET - DAY Swann recognizes his dilemma. SWANN Perhaps on the rare occasion when pursuing the right course demands an act of piracy, piracy itself can be the right course? Norrington looks at him. He nods -- and then turns from the wall, to Will and Elizabeth. NORRINGTON Mister Turner. Will starts toward him. Elizabeth grips his arm, concerned for his fate. WILL (low, to Elizabeth) I will accept the consequences of my actions. Elizabeth understands, admires that; she releases his arm. Will joins Norrington, who still holds the sword. A private moment between the two men. NORRINGTON This is a beautiful sword. I would expect the man who made it to show the same care and devotion in every aspect of his life. Will is surprised; then nods to Norrington: they understand each other. WILL Thank you. Norrington turns away, start down the stairs. GILLETTE Commodore? What about Sparrow? NORRINGTON (smiles, anticipating) Oh, I think we can afford to give him one day's head start. Gillette watches him go, confused. Then Gillette gets it. ON THE PARAPET, Elizabeth and Will lock eyes, and then move together into each other's arms. At last -- SWANN So this is the path you've chosen, is it? After all, he is a blacksmith ... ELIZABETH No ... (smiles wide at Will) He's a pirate. Swann smiles, turns away to give them a bit of privacy. Will smiles, turns and they KISS -- a kiss that makes up for everything ever held back between them -- 193J EXT. PORT ROYAL - MAST - DAY Cotton, high atop the aft mast, throws a line -- 193K EXT. PORT ROYAL - BAY - WATER - DAY In the water, Jack catches the line. GIBBS (O.S.) Heave! Jack is lifted up and around the fantail of the Black Pearl and onto the deck. He pauses, looks around him, taking it all in. 194 OMITTED 194A OMITTED 194B EXT. BLACK PEARL - DAY Jack looks up at Gibbs. JACK Thought you were supposed to keep to the code. GIBBS We figured they were more actual... guidelines. Gibbs smiles, offers Jack his hand and helps him to his feet. Jack takes his hat from Cotton, the parrot on Cotton's shoulder. JACK (to Cotton) Thank you. Jack puts on the hat. Reveal AnaMaria standing at the wheel. She steps away, holds out Jack's coat, welcoming him aboard. As Jack shoulders into it... ANAMARIA Captain Sparrow ... the Black Pearl is yours. Jack runs a hand lovingly along the wheel. It feels good – right -- in his hands. Suddenly, he feels the eyes of the crew on him. JACK On deck, you scabrous dogs... Hands to braces... Let go and haul to run free... The crew scatters, obeying his commands. JACK (to himself) Now... Bring me that horizon... He opens the compass, takes a reading, and adjusts the course. Begins to hum to himself ... JACK ...and really bad eggs... Drink up me hearties, yo ho ... Jack flips the compass closed and we -- CUT to BLACK as CREDITS ROLL… 195 OMITTED This scene appears as an Easter Egg at the end of the Credits 195 INT. ISLA DE MUERTA - CAVERNS - MAIN CAVE - NIGHT The MONKEY emerges from the water, near Barbossa's hat. A GRINDING SOUND, stone-on-stone, catches its attention; it looks up -- The Monkey climbs the treasure pile, to the chest. The lid is partially open. The Monkey grabs out a coin -- The Monkey SCREECHES as the moonlight turns it SKELETAL -- THE END NOTE: Special thanks to Cathy P for sharing this transcript with me.