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Dora's journey continues, with (poor) help from some friends.
(Previously: Part One)UnsSubscribe ToFrom Shorts
By Patrick Cassels & Ben Joseph
EXT. JUNGLE DORA, BOOTS on her shoulder, and DIEGO hike through DENSE JUNGLE. Ahead is their guide - BENNY "THE BULL." BENNY Come on! This way! Watch out for parrots! Very poisonous! DIEGO Dora, are you sure this guy can lead us to the Destiny Medallion? DORA Listen: There's a reason they call him Benny "the Bull" Gronkowski. He's the toughest, most reliable guide I- Benny stops and turns around. BENNY We are so lost. DORA (remembering) Wait, no, the call him "the bull" because of the nose ring. Damn it. DIEGO What do we do now? DORA I'll use BACKPACK. Dora takes off her backpack. DIEGO Backpack? Dora turns it over, revealing the label "B.A.C.K.P.A.C.K." and some fancy computer stuff. She switches it on. DORA (explaining; confident) Binary Actualized Computational Kinetic Processor... Ack. A Knight Rider-style LIGHT flashes on Backpack. DORA The Destiny Medallion emits faint background radiation. If it's close, BACKPACK will detect it. BACKPACK (computer voice) Good afternoon, Dora. According to my scans, the Destiny Medallion is... 3 km North by Northeast of current location. DORA Great! Good work, backpack. BACKPACK Also, I love you D- Dora TURNS OFF Backpack and slings it over her shoulders. EXT. TOMB OF THE ANCIENTS - LATER The three explorers reach a STONE TEMPLE WALL. DORA (in awe) The Tomb of the Ancients. The Destiny Medallion has been buried here for a millenia. (to camera) That means a thousand years. DIEGO It's riddles have confounded generations of explorers. REVEAL: Three SHAPES - TRIANGLE, SQUARE and CIRCLE - are carved into the wall. Three TV-sized blocks that clearly fit into the holes are nearby. It's a preschool-level puzzle. DIEGO (shaking his fists with rage) GIVE UP YOUR SECRETS!!! BENNY THE BULL Psh, you kiddin' me? Benny confidently picks up the SQUARE BLOCK and wedges it into the CIRCLE HOLE. DORA BENNY NO! He turns to give Dora a thumbs up when WHAM! A giant hanging BAMBOO SCYTHE flies through frame and cuts off Benny's arm. He SCREAMS IN AGONY and stumbles off-screen. DIEGO We should turn back. DORA No. I think I can do this. Dora centers herself, then, to camera: DORA Do you know how to solve the puzzle? She listens. Diego's POV: Dora is listening to NOTHING. DIEGO (with respect) You're one crazy chola, Dora. After a beat of intense listening, Dora comes back. DORA OK. Here we go. We enter a very intense PUZZLE SOLVING SEQUENCE, with all the tension of Indiana Jones swapping out the idol: - Dora considers all three shapes, then CAREFULLY puts the square in the square hole. It works. Phew! - Dora, holding the triangle, looks between the circle and the triangle holes. She goes toward the circle. She's about to put it in when... DORA (realizing) No. - She steps back and puts the triangle in the triangle hole. She did it! She finishes by putting the square in the square and a GIANT STONE DOOR SLIDES OPEN! As the temple opens, HARD CUT from epic John Williams-style music to Dora's HAPPY CONGA "WE DID IT" song. She dances: DORA We did it! We did it! CLICK. A gun cock cuts off Dora's song. WHIP TO REVEAL: SWIPER and a squad of IRANIAN SOLDIERS! SWIPER Correction: We did it. DORA Diego! Watch out, it's- Diego pulls a SECOND GUN on Dora. DIEGO -Swiper? I know. DORA (hurt) Diego? DIEGO We appreciate the help, Dora, but we'll take it from here. SWIPER Come on, boys! Destiny awaits. Swiper marches toward the temple as the guards march toward Dora and Boots with handcuffs. (Boots' pair is a tiny pair of monkey handcuffs.) END PART 2.