Calamity EP2 Marshal Law

Show Description: Calamity Jane guides a theatre troupe across hostile lands while fleeing the ghosts of her past.

Episode 2 is available: Last night’s performance draws scrutiny from the law, forcing Jane to defend herself from more than accusations.


Calamity Episode 2: Marshal Law


Sound: Gradually increasing sound of a burning fire.

JANE (V.O.): That night I dreamt of fire. Everything I have, am, and ever will be just burning bright...I
could hear the wood splinter and crack...

JANE (V.O.): ...Bill’s to my right, trapped beneath a table. He ain’t moving. I try and call out to him but my
lungs choked with ash...Crawling through the soot, smoke and heat...I reach out only to grab a fistful of ember. The fire crackles
as it swallows us whole...

Sounds: burning wood structure groans, eventually collapsing.

SHERIFF (V.O.): Then what?

JANE (V.O.): Then I woke an actual fire.

Sounds: Inferno. Heavy knocks all around the barn doors.

Sounds: Jane stifles a cough.

JANE (V.O.): I was looking for my horse & fell asleep in the neighboring town’s stables. Party-crashers from
earlier must’ve caught my trail. Brought the fire with em.

REED (O.S.): She’s in there. She’s gotta be in there!

BRIAN: Come on out! We didn’t get to finish our talk earlier.

REED (delusional): You’ll pay for getting between me and my sweet Faith!!!

Sounds: Many boots outside. Surrounding the place.

JANE (V.O.): I counted five total. Two in the back, two at the sides, leaving
loud mouth out front. A fair fight if I ever saw it.

BRIAN: Come on out or we’ll smoke you out!

JANE (V.O.): I snuck off along the bales, keepin’ low till I was right at the side door. I could see one of them
on horseback, covering the exit. My plan was a direct shot right between his eyes. Then stealing his horse and looping around for a
mounted attack. They were counting on me to start the show and I couldn’t disappoint.

BRIAN: --five--four--three--

Sounds: Gunshot from a distance.

JANE (V.O.): Bullseye! Only problem, it wasn't my gun.

Sound: Brian’s leg bursts open and he collapses onto the
dirt, howling in pain. His buddies return fire.

JANE (V.O.): Loud mouth lost a leg and hit the dirt, his buddies returned fire but
the rider outside was faster.

Jane (V.O): I took my shot then, getting one in the butt before taking cover from
return fire.

Sounds: Gun battle & horse galloping.

JANE (V.O): The rider kept galloping in circles, herding and shooting the

JANE (V.O): Guess I shouldn’t have been too surprised when I recognized the cavalry’s emblem.

SHERIFF (V.O.): Captain O’Rourke came to your rescue?

JANE (V.O.): Captain was nowhere to be found. But the rider who came to my rescue
was about to meet his end. One of the wounded outlaws had him in his

Sounds: Jane’s cannon of a gunshot.

Sounds: A man’s screech and panic.

JANE (V.O.): I blew the outlaw’s hand clean off. The rider was safe, but--

ELICK: Look out!

Sounds: Elick tackles Jane away from the explosion.

JANE (V.O.): The barrels exploded right where my head’s been. The rider took care of
my would-be assassin. I thanked him with a swift kick.

Sounds: Jane Kicks Elick off of her.

JANE: Back off!

ELICK(pained): Hold on now...

JANE: Come any closer and we’ll have more than this pistol between us.

JANE (V.O.): First time I laid eyes on my saviour. Lieutenant by the rank of
him. 5th Cavalry.

SHERIFF (V.O.): He just ‘happened’ to run into you?

JANE (V.O.): Like a moth to a flame. Never seen him before in my life.

ELICK(in pain): Janie? It’s me. Damn, you still got
a good kick!

JANE (cautiously relieved): Elick?

ELICK (joking): There can only be one. They’re happy and embrace as friends.

JANE: Jesus, you look a sight. Captain will be happy to see you.

ELICK: Captain?

JANE: O’Rourke. He’s back in the city looking for his horse or whatnot.

ELICK: Actually... O’Rourke’s dead. Jane processes that as she returns to normal.

JANE: You kidding? I saw him back at the saloon, he’s alive and looking for
you all.

ELICK: No. He was gunned down right in front of me during an ambush. He’s
been dead about a month.

Sound: Jane whistles for a horse, mounts and takes off.

ELICK (CONT’D): Hey! Jane wait that’s my horse!

SHERIFF (V.O.): So you returned to the saloon. On a stolen horse.

JANE (V.O.): Try & see the bigger picture here, Sheriff. We were due to leave that
morning. I didn’t have much time to look for the Captain. My sanity and
job was on the line.

SHERIFF (V.O.): Job? Dante Cortez never paid you a

JANE (V.O.): He did when he wanted things done


DANTE: Finally! Calamity, where the hell
you been?

JANE: Good to see you too, boss.

DANTE: Last night’s gunshow scared my patrons. Marshals are crawling up my business.

JANE: Tell em’ the party-poopers are

DANTE: You...killed them?

JANE: They attacked, I defended, rest’s history.

DANTE; Then explain that to the Marshals over there.

JANE: Hey, you seen a Cap--

FAITH: Jane! thank goodness. You’re alright?

JANE: Much better now, Faith.

DANTE: Hey, hey, save that for later. We need to get moving. Faith, I want
the whole troupe on the road by high noon!

FAITH: Ignore him. How you holding up? you didn’t come to bed that

JANE: Not mine. I’m alright.

JANE(teasing): You worried I’d run off on you?

FAITH: Of course not. I know how much you like a good thing.

Sound: Jane laughs at that.

JANE: You’re damn right, Darling. Listen, last night do you remember who I spoke--?

DANTE (O.S.): Faith!

FAITH: He’s in a bad way today. Sorry, hun. What were you saying?
Jane gives a light sigh. This will have to wait.

JANE: Go, before boss man finds another leading lady.

FAITH: I’ll see you tonight. You still owe me answers!

JANE (light): That mean I’m forgiven for not coming to bed?

FAITH: Don’t push your luck. I’m just happy you ain’t dead.

Sound: coins being stacked one by one.

JANE: You boys lost?

Sound: Coins stop being stacked, chairs scrape.

JANE (CONT’D): Uh-uh. Don’t move an inch.

AGENT SPENCE (amused): Easy, ma’am. We’re here on official

JANE: Is that right? Well I’ve seen a few Marshals in my time. You two don’t
fit the bill.

AGENT SPENCE: Is it the beard?

AGENT SPENCE (to Henry Mills): It’s the beard ain’t it.

AGENT MILLS(gruff): It’s not your damn beard.

JANE: Step away from the coin.

AGENT SPENCE(lighthearted): We can’t do that. It’s evidence.

JANE: Evidence of what?

AGENT MILLS: Theft for one. This here was among
the coin.

JANE (V.O.): He held up a faithful service
medallion. Captain O’Rourke received one a while back but there
was lots of military folk passing through our show.

SHERIFF (V.O.): Did he have it the night before?

JANE (V.O.): I couldn’t remember. But I knew Marshall’s wouldn’t be counting coins.

Sound: Jane fires a warning shot right before Spence’s foot.
Neither Spence nor Mills react.

JANE: That’s my final warning. Step away.

AGENT SPENCE: Either that or you’re a lousy shot.
Mills was mumbling in the background trying to keep his
count, but loses it.

AGENT MILLS(annoyed): I lost my count. Dante scrambles in from the doors.

DANTE: Jane, what the hell you doing?

JANE: Stopping em’ from helping themselves to your coin. Get back, Dante.

DANTE: You crazy? I don’t need you shooting Marshals.

JANE: These men ain’t Marshals.

JANE: (to the agents) What did you do to the Captain?

AGENT MILLS: Which Captain might that be?

JANE: Don’t play dumb with me.

DANTE: Look gentlemen, we have no trouble here. Please take your cut and
leave us in peace.

AGENT SPENCE: Your lady-friend is right, Mr.
Cortez and we’re so grateful for your offer. Makes our job easier.

DANTE: I don’t understand...

AGENT SPENCE: You just bribed agents of the
secret service.

AGENT MILLS: With counterfeit coin no less.
He drops the bag at Dante’s feet with a thud.

DANTE (shock): No. There must be some mistake.

JANE: Secret service? why the cloak and

AGENT SPENCE: Let’s just say we like to keep
things secret.

JANE: Well it’s no secret that medallion
belongs to a Captain I know. He was
here last night, he can vouch for a
clean show. No counterfeiting or
theft on my watch.

AGENT SPENCE: And what exactly do you do for this
theatre troupe, miss...?

JANE: Calamity Jane. You can say I keep the peace. Fake money ain’t how we
do business.

AGENT MILLS: The national mint was robbed a few months back, now we’re seeing
counterfeit currency flooding the market.

AGENT MILLS (CONT'D: We’ll need to speak with this Captain of yours and all other
patrons of this establishment.

JANE: Then help me find him.

JANE (V.O.): I searched high and low, every room
at the saloon. No Captain.

SHERIFF (V.O.): He wouldn’t stay at the saloon if
he were trying to lay low.

JANE (V.O.): You clearly ain’t met O’Rourke.

ROLAND: Of course, where there’s guns
there’s trouble and you. How are
you feeling Jane?

JANE: You seen a captain last night? I
drank with him before leaving.

ROLAND: No. Was he your secret admirer?

JANE: No. And it turns out some think
he’s dead.

ROLAND: Wouldn’t be the first patron to die
at our show. What’s happening with Dante over there?

JANE: Money. Don’t ask. I just need to find the Captain. He might still be
in Sioux City.

ROLAND: You leaving us?

JANE(playful): I’d never leave your booze, Roland.
Tell the Captain to wait for me if
he comes back before we head out.

ROLAND (laughs): I’ll do that.

ELICK: Hey horse thief.

JANE: Not now, Lieutenant. I’m in a hurry. Your horse is up front.

ELICK: If you’re off to check the brothels don’t bother.

JANE: Thought you said the Captain’s

ELICK: Maybe a part of me wanted to believe he wasn’t. But I know what
I saw in that ambush. He’s dead.

JANE: Well, secret service boys found his
Medallion inside.

ELICK: Any number of ways it could’ve
ended up there, Janie.

JANE: What about his horse?

ELICK: Danger?

Elick (laughs): You plan to steal him too?

JANE: He told me something important was on that horse. You know what it is?

ELICK: Of course, battle plans for General Miles’ campaign. That’s what I’m
here for.

SHERIFF (V.O.): Stop.

JANE (V.O.): Make up your damn mind, Sheriff. You want to hear this story or not?

SHERIFF (V.O.) I’m not looking for a story, I want the truth. There’s no way either of
you simply wished to find a horse. It was carrying something.

JANE (V.O.): I thought that was obvious?

SHERIFF (V.O.)(warning):Jane.

JANE (V.O.): Gold. You happy now?

Sound: Retreating bootsteps.

JANE (V.O.) Leaving already?

SHERIFF (V.O.): I am when you’re lying to me.

JANE (V.O.): Oh come on don’t be like that. You’re one who wanted to know.

Sound: Sheriff walks out and slams the door.

Calamity Full Cast

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Episode Credits:

  • Sarah Ruth Thomas as Calamity Jane
  • Nathan Sager as Lieutenant Elick Townsend
  • Gianni Matragrano as Sheriff Boyd
  • Katabelle Ansari as Faith Johnson
  • Enzo Fortuny as Dante Cortez
  • Samuel Vsetula as Agent Robert Spence
  • Paul Warren as Agent Henry Mills
  • Tedd Hazard as Roland Barns
  • Josh Musser as Brian
  • Danny Spiller as Reed

  • Written, Directed & Produced by Jules Siege
  • Casting by Sandra Kyuumei
  • Sound Design by James Findlater
  • Calamity Main Theme & Cowboy Sting are composed by Kevin MacLeod
  • Art Direction by Jocelyn Combe
  • Special Thanks to Den Valdron & Alec Whipperman

Music is provided by Storyblocks unless otherwise noted.

  • Drums of War by Will Van De Crommert SBA-300504049

  • “Cowboy Sting” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

  • At Peace by Joka Beatz SBA-300533757
  • Driving West with Banjo by Humans Win SBA-300539799
  • Deep in the Bayou by Patrick Smith SBA-300236858
  • Western Wind by Media Music Group SBA-346395873