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Scene 9

Scene 9

Alpha Finds the Small Mailman and The One Who Smells of Prunes

  • The next morning, Kevin’s AWOL. Turns out he’s up on top of Carl’s house, rounding up Carl’s stash of food.
  • Also? Turns out he’s a she. We hear a bird call. Dug explains that those are Kevin’s babies; she’s been gathering food for them.
  • Kevin rushes off to take care of her kids. Russell reminds Carl of his promise to protect Kevin; her babies need her. Carl says sorry; they’re on a schedule here, and they’ve already lost too much time already. Kevin’s on her own.
  • Suddenly, Alpha and the pack burst into camp. They want to know where the bird is. Dug tells them to come back tomorrow. Alpha says he’s not surprised that Dug didn’t really have Kevin as his prisoner.
  • The pack starts leading Carl and Russell back to their master, excited because he will be very happy to see that they’ve found “the small mailman” and “the one who smells of prunes.”