When I write a Mary script, I set up a scene with as much description as I can for Joe.
Here’s an example of a Sunday script:
1. New clothes. It’s two days after they tried the wider course of antibiotics. Mary has fallen asleep while sitting in a chair next to Jeff’s bed. He’s sleeping too.
(BOX): IT’S BEEN 48 HOURS SINCE A WIDER COURSE OF ANTIBIOTICS WAS ADMINISTERED TO JEFF.
2. Mary asleep sitting in a chair next to a sleeping Jeff who lies in bed.
3. As she sleeps sitting in a chair, Mary dreams of Jeff in open water again. As in previous dreams he calls out to her for help.
(JEFF IN DREAM): MARY, HELP ME!
4. Except this time, Mary dreams that she reaches out her hand to him from a boat she’s in.
(MARY IN DREAM): TAKE MY HAND, JEFF!
5. In Mary’s dream, they strain and stretch their hands to each other, him to be saved , and her to save him from drowning. Their hands are so close! Will she be able to save him?
6. In Mary’s dream, she finally is able to grasp his hand in a life-saving move before pulling him out of deep water. Perhaps a close-up of her hands grasping his hand to save him.
7/8. Before the dream is completed, before she pulls him out, the dream is interrupted by real time Jeff waking up, much improved and looking at her from his hospital bed. She is startled awake to find Him weakly smiling at her, clearly recognizing her, weakly grasping her hand.
(JEFF): HEY…BEAUTIFUL…YOU’RE A…SIGHT FOR SORE EYES…MARY…
(MARY): THANK GOODNESS, JEFF! YOU’RE BACK.
Here’s the finished Sunday page that Joe created from my script: