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Tell Me I Was Dreaming (a video script)

Tell Me I Was Dreaming (a video script)

by Tiffany May Harrsch

 

Rating: PG

Date: May 2001

Spoilers: Episodes for all the seasons up to and including Firing Line.

Summary: Murdock copes with the events in Trial/Firing Line. If this song had been around then, I can imagine it bringing up bad memories for him.

Notes: I had this one done two weeks before Memorial Day. I had intended to post it then, as it seemed to fit. Unfortunately, Real Life (tm) conspired against me.

A little translational matter. Word, with all its lovely tricks and gizmos, won't always translate well into e-mail, and I haven't figured out the method that allows it to. So, where on my Word copy the lyrics are bold and center, here they are encapsulated in stars. I have three spaces between stanzas; since I know not all e-mail programs are fond of multiple spaces, I put a carrot between them. I also have them in front of actual lines, where in my copy they are indented.

Disclaimers: The A-Team belong to Stephen J. Cannell. The scenes are taken from various episodes, written and directed by various people. I don't own the guys, and don't mean any infringements. Tell Me I Was Dreaming is sung by Travis Tritt. I don't know who wrote it. The lyrics are used without permission, but without harm intended. (It's such a pretty song, I couldn't help myself.)

 

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Tell Me I Was Dreaming

A Video Script

By Tiffany May Harrsch

 

 

**Opening Segment**

**(About the length of two lines)**

 

Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)

Scene: The guys discuss the veracity of Murdock's reports that his shrink was kidnapped.

> Murdock: It was not a dream. It was real.

 

>

 

**When I woke up this morning**

 

Setting: Hideout house, bedroom (There Goes the Neighborhood)

Scene: Murdock, with his shoes on his chest, forces his eyes open when the alarm clock sounds.

 

**Wiped the sleep from my eyes**

 

Setting: Van (Cowboy George)

Scene: Murdock, wrapped in a blanket and half asleep, rubs at his eyes.

 

**Found a new day dawning**

 

Setting: Hideout house, kitchen (There Goes the Neighborhood)

Scene: Murdock finishes preparing breakfast and starts toward the dining room with multiple plates in his hands.

 

**And suddenly I realize**

 

Setting: Outside barn (Dishpan Man)

Scene: Murdock, returning from procuring breakfast, realizes something is very wrong.

 

**You're gone**

 

Setting: On the road (Waiting for Insane Wayne)

Scene: The van drives off into the sunset.

 

>

 

**Tell me I was dreaming**

 

Setting: Military base, someone's office (Trial by Fire)

Scene: Eyes closed, head tilted up, Murdock gives a speech to his imaginary troopers. He looks almost as if he were praying.

 

**That you didn't leave me here to cry**

 

Setting: Courtroom, audience seats (Trial by Fire)

Scene: Murdock sits crouched on the bleachers, trying to press himself into a corner.

 

**You didn't say you don't love me anymore**

 

Setting: Courtroom, defendant's table (Trial by Fire)

Scene: One by one, the guys stand up to plead guilty to Colonel Morrison's murder.

 

**And it was just my imagination telling lies**

 

Setting: Courtroom, witness stand (Trial by Fire)

Scene: Flashes of monsters, Indians, and old style boat raids as Murdock gives a colorful testimony.

 

**Tell me that you didn't say goodbye**

 

Setting: Courtroom, defendant's table (Trial by Fire)

Scene: Murdock glances at Hannibal as if to verify he heard the verdict correctly.

Cut to scene: (Judge's kiosk) The judge brings down the gavel.

 

>

 

**I'm in a state of confusion**

 

Setting: VA, outside grounds (Curtain Call)

Scene: Murdock sits on a bench, in a straight-jacket, telling Decker about "them" being everywhere, including crawling up his leg.

 

**I hope things aren't what they seem**

 

Setting: Warehouse on docks (Firing Line)

Scene: Hannibal, Face and BA lay in half unzipped body bags.

 

**If this is really happening**

 

Setting: VA, Richter's office (The Doctor is Out)

Scene: Murdock is one couch, pointing worriedly to sky. Richter nods, assuring him the helicopter he hears is real.

 

**Just let me go back to dream**

 

Setting: Van (Cowboy George)

Scene: Murdock, wrapped in blanket, talking with his eyes closed.

 

**You're home**

 

Setting: Hideout house, dining room (There Goes the Neighborhood)

Scene: The guys are seated around the table with various sections of the paper. Murdock, being very domestic, hands them their breakfast.

 

>

 

**Tell me I was dreaming**

 

Setting: VA, Murdock's room (Firing Line)

Scene: Murdock's bed is covered with papers, all with headlines proclaiming "A-Team to be Executed"

 

**That you didn't leave me here to cry**

 

Setting: Island, inside prison compound (Firing Line)

Scene: Murdock is on his knees, hanging on to Frankie (disguised as a Father), crying for forgiveness.

 

**You didn't say you don't love me anymore**

 

Setting: Island, prison courtyard (Firing Line)

Scene: BA runs from Murdock and the helicopter.

 

**And it was just my imagination telling lies**

 

Setting: Cab depot (Taxicab War)

Scene: Murdock shakes his head vigorously at something Socky said.

 

**Tell me that you didn't say goodbye**

 

Setting: Mainland docks (Firing Line)

Scene: Occupied body bags are being wheeled on stretchers.

 

>

 

**Musical Interlude **

**(about the length of two lines)**

 

Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)

Scene: BA doesn't quite believe Murdock's shrink was kidnapped.

> BA: More nightmares. You've got all the demons in the book chasing after you in your sleep.

 

>

 

**Tell me I was dreaming**

 

Setting: Beach house, back porch (The Doctor is Out)

Scene: Murdock joins the other three outside as they talk about his unusual arrival and if his shrink's kidnapping was real.

 

**That you didn't leave me here to cry**

 

Setting: Warehouse (The Beast in the Belly of a Boeing)

Scene: Murdock, surrounded by guys, mimes wiping a tear from his eye.

 

**You didn't say you don't love me anymore**

 

Setting: Hotel room (Cowboy George)

Scene: Murdock stands talking with guys, his fingers on temples (trying to shush the internal noise). It looks as if he's plugging his ears.

 

**And it was just my imagination telling lies**

 

Setting: Railroad tracks (When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?)

Scene: Murdock discusses the trains coming with his horse, eliciting BA's ire.

 

**Tell me that you didn't say goodbye**

 

Setting: Langley, mansion (Firing Line)

Scene: The Team, and Frankie, enthusiastically greet Murdock.

 

>

 

**Tell me you didn't say goodbye**

 

Setting: On the road (Firing Line)

Scene: The Team has just elicited a confession from the baddie.

> Baddie: I thought you guys were dead.

> Hannibal: Well, we're back!

> Murdock has a wonderfully relieved look.

 

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Hope you liked it.

 


Tell Me I Was Dreaming (A Video Script) by Tiffany May Harrsch

 

 


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