EXT. AN ABANDONED AUTOMOTIVE FACTORY
The Javelin lands outside the factory and the group exits, Starman floating above them. Hourman looks over the factory and checks his pulse.
This is the place?
The only empty automotive factory in Keystone City, It must be it.
Alright, let's go.
THE GROUP STARTS TOWARDS THE FACTORY.
INT. FACTORY - TRICKSTER'S OFFICE
TRICKSTER is seated at a large wooden desk. He's leaning back in his chair, holding a small data disk in one hand, and a phone in the other.
Yeah, we have the data you wanted. Yeah, you can pick it up when you want. We got a few of the Leaguers, too. Yeah, they're yours. Hey, just doing what I'm payed to do.
TRICKSTER'S PHONE FLASHES
One moment. Gotta take this.
TRICKSTER PUNCHES THE FLASHING BUTTON,
INT. FACTORY - SECURITY CENTER
HEATWAVE is seated at the console. One screen displays the prisoners - FLASH is unconcious in a glass fronted cell, J'ONN J'ONNZ is chained, suspended in the center of his cell, which has jets of flame crossing all 3 walls, the door, floor, and ceiling, GREEN LANTERN and QUESTION are both concious in ordinary cells. Another 3 show Sandman, Starman, Hourman, and Black Canary walking down otherwise empty halls. Another shows CAPTAIN BOOMERANG leaving an office, a sixth shows Trickster in his office. The rest show empty halls or rooms.
Trickster, this is Heatwave. We have intruders. One's heading your way. Captain Boomerang's already moving. I'm on my way in a second.
Thanks, Heatwave. Heading out.
ON THE SCREEN, TRICKSTER CHANGES BACK TO THE FIRST LINE, MAKES HIS EXCUSES, HANGS UP AND EXITS HIS OFFICE, SHOWING ON ANOTHER SCREEN AS HE ENTERS THE CORRIDOR.
INT. FACTORY - CORRIDOR OUTSIDE SECURITY OFFICE
Black Canary stops before the security door, and listens. Hearing nothing, she opens the door.
ANOTHER ANGLE, OVER BLACK CANARY'S SHOULDER
We see Heatwave, briefly, his fire-gun aimed at the door. Then he pulls the trigger and our field of vision is filled with flame as Black Canary dives to the right.
HEATWAVE ADVANCES TOWARDS US, APPARENTLY TO MOVE ON BLACK CANARY. AS HE EXITS THE ROOM, BLACK CANARY'S LEG RISES QUICKLY INTO FRAME AND CONNECTS WITH HIS CHIN.
INT. FACTORY - CORRIDOR OUTSIDE TRICKSTER'S OFFICE
Trickster stops and listens as he approaches a corner. We hear footsteps. Trickster grins and pulls a ball out of his pocket. He twists it, and rolls it along the foor so that it bounces around the corner. He steps back, and a few moments later, we see an explosion. We follow Trickster as he rounds the corner. He advances slowly.
ANOTHER ANGLE - FACING TRICKSTER
Trickster looks confused when he moves into the hallway, seeing no body, he advances forward, concentrating on the floor.
Who do we have here? Invisible Man? The Atom?
WIDEN TO TAKE IN THE CEILING
We see Starman floating against the ceiling, his arms outstretched. After Trickster passes under him, he drops, flipping in midair and levels his Cosmic Staff at Trickster.
Sorry to disappoint, Trickster.
TRICKSTER TURNS, AND PULLS OUT ANOTHER BOMB-BALL, ARMING IT AS HE DOES.
Before he can throw it, Starman fires a force beam from the Cosmic Staff. As he's knocked back by the beam, the bomb explodes and he falls to the floor, injured.
INT. FACTORY - CORRIDOR OUTSIDE BOOMERANG'S OFFICE
Hourman walks down the hall.
ANOTHER ANGLE - OVER HOURMAN'S SHOULDER
We see Captain Boomerang round the corner.
Well, well, well. Lookit we have here. Lemme guess Justice League?
We're here for our friends. Bringing you to justice will be a bonus.
CAPTAIN BOOMERANG LAUGHS AND THROWS A BOOMERANG AT HIM. HOURMAN CATCHES IT, AND THROWS IT BACK, MISSING CAPTAIN BOOMERANG, BUT LODGING IT DEEPLY IN THE WALL BEHIND HIM.
Strewth! Who are you? Superman?
HOURMAN CHARGES, PUNCHING CAPTAIN BOOMERANG, KNOCKING HIM SEVERAL FEET.
Name's Hourman, actually.
INT. FACTORY - SECURITY CENTER
Heatwave is staggered back by the kick, and Black Canary pulls herself to her feet. Before he can draw a bead on her, she opens her mouth and emits her Sonic Scream, knocking him flat. She steps into the room, and kneels, handcuffing Heatwave, before heading over to the security screens. Starman and Hourman can be seen on their screens, attatching handcuffs to Trickster and Captain Boomerang. Black Canary presses a large button next to the mike, marked 'PA'.
This is Black Canary. Good work, boys, the Rogues are neutralised.
BLACK CANARY LOOKS AT THE SECURITY SCREENS.
Sandman, you're closest to where the prisoners are, if I'm reading this right. End of the hall, large double doors.
SANDMAN LOOKS AROUND, THEN NODS WHEN HE FINDS THE SECURITY CAMERA. ON THEIR SCREENS, STARMAN AND HOURMAN STAND AND MOVE ON, TOWARDS TRICKSTER AND CAPTAIN BOOMERANG'S OFFICES.
INT. FACTORY - PRISONER HOLDING AREA
We are facing the doors, as Sandman steps into the room. A telephone is on the wall, next to the door.
What do you want now? Come to taunt us some more?
I come to rescue you, Green Lantern. I am the Sandman.
Sandman! Thank heavens. You need to get Flash out. They're pumping something into his cell to keep him unconcious.
SANDMAN NODS AND LOOKS OVER THE LOCKING MECHANISM - A KEYPAD. HE PRIES IT OPEN, REACHES INTO HIS POCKET AND PULLS OUT A SMALL DEVICE, ATATCHING IT TO THE THE KEYPAD'S WIRING BY SMALL CLIPPED WIRES. THE GLASS SLIDES UPWARDS, A PALE PURPLE MIST FLOWING OUT AND DISSIPATING.
Is he alright?
He will be fine, Green Lantern. Once he metabolises the gas...
AT THIS POINT, FLASH ROUSES.
Ungh...My head feels like Grodd's tapdancing in it.
The rogues who kidnapped you kept you sedated with the mists of dreams.
Ehm...yeah. I could have told you that... I think.
SANDMAN MAKES QUICK WORK OF THE OTHER CELLS.
Thank you, Sandman. How did you know to find us?
I had a dream that the Watchtower was in danger. I came to bring you a warning, but I was too late. So I called in Hourman, Starman and Black Canary, and we located you.
You're the strangest looking cavalry I've ever seen.
GREEN LANTERN RAISES AN EYEBROW AT HIM. FLASH SHRUGS.
You were kidnapped by a group of villains who are associated with you, Flash.
The Rogues. I thought that Jack-in-the-box looked like something Trickster would use.
BLACK CANARY (VO)
This is Black Canary. Sandman has freed the prisoners, and Starman's found Green Lantern's ring, and several data disks. I think we have what we came here for. Let's move.
THE GROUP HEADS OUT THE DOOR.
The Leaguers stand in front of the Javelin as the Rogues are loaded into it. Hourman checks his pulse, then leans, exhausted, on the Javelin. Two large armoured vans drive up. AMANDA WALLER climbs out of the lead one, followed by a group of armoured guards.
Ah, Justice League. Hello. We'll take it from here.
Who are you, and by what authority do you take these prisoners?
My name is Amanda Waller. I'm with the government's superhuman affairs division.
WALLER HEADS BACK TO HER VAN, AND PULLS OUT A HANDFULL OF PAPERS, HANDING THEM TO SANDMAN.
This should prove my authority to take over from here.
Why are you here? How did you know to come here?
We got a call from Iron Heights. Said you were looking for some members of the Rogues. We dispatched immediately.
In an attempt to head us off, perhaps?
To save you the time of contacting us.
Her credentials seem to be in order.
Take them, Miss Waller.
WALLER NODS TO THE GUARDS, WHO LOAD THE ROGUES INTO THE VANS. THE VANS DRIVE OFF, AND THE LEAGUERS LOAD INTO THE JAVELIN.
INT. IRON HEIGHTS PRISON - INTERROGATION ROOM
Waller and Trickster are seated at the table. The same armoured guards as before are stationed at the doors. No other people are visible.
Tell me again what happened, Mr Giuseppe?
I've already told you everything, Miss Waller. The League broke in, and rescued their friends.
And they retrieved everything you'd taken?
Well...that's what Black Canary said, anyway.
So, you don't have the details on the Watchtower and the Justice League that you took?
No. They got them back.
Well, that's too bad. Without that, I cannot justify to the organization your continued employment with the Squad. And inform your friend Mr Snart that he won't be hearing from us.
WALLER STANDS AND EXITS, FOLLOWED BY HER GUARDS. TRICKSTER SITS, STUNNED, UNTIL AN IRON HEIGHTS GUARD ENTERS AND LEADS HIM OFF.
INT. WESLEY DODD'S ESTATE - BEDROOM
SAME ANGLE AS THE FIRST SHOT OF THE ROOM
Dian is in bed, reading. The hidden door opens and Wesley comes up.
I couldn't sleep. I was worried about you.
CLOSE SLOWLY ON THE BED AS WESLEY WALKS TOWARDS IT, AND CLIMBS IN NEXT TO HER.
Well, I'm home, safe. Maybe you can sleep now.
SHE SMILES AT HIM.