Katharine’s world interweaves between the living and the dead.
Having the precision skills of a brain surgeon, she is able to help those who are ready to die and eases the transition for both the family and person preparing for death. She is known as the “Marianne Williamson of the dying” and when not helping a family, she is on the inspirational lecture circuit sharing the stage with the likes of Tony Robins, Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.
On the way home from a talk, Katharine hears her best friend Barb’s voice saying “I don’t want to die without you”, Katharine rushes to Seattle and her hospital bedside. Barb has been battling cancer for the past decade…dogged belief in her capacity to heal has kept her alive.
But now with Barb teetering on the brink of death, Katharine arrives believing she is there to save the day by helping Barb make a peaceful transition…of course Barb will have none of that.
INT. – BEV’S HOSPITAL ROOM
The room is the typical blank walled pea green. The overly
loud hum of numerous machines and forced air dominate.
Katharine gingerly opens the door tiptoeing to Barb’s
bedside. Whitney follows.
Bev is asleep. Multiple tubes tie her to numerous machines.
Bev opens her eyes seeing Katharine
You’re here. How did you know?
You told me.
Bev laughs albeit weakly. Whitney strokes Bev’s hair.
I’m glad the two of you are here
together. What do you mean I told
You kept coming into my thoughts.
You told me you needed me here so
here I am.
Alright Miss Smarty Pants Psychic
to the Dying…how did you know
I had my assistant check with the
hospitals. It was a snap.
Humming machines dominate the silence.
Those funny fish…
Those fish…we’re like those
fish…we keep swimming in and out
of each other’s lives…but the
bond is forever…we’re like beyond
this time, you know?
We are…the three of us…like
those fish. We move deeply into
the ocean, a sea of lifetimes
Overcome, Katharine’s eyes well with tears
I love you two, you know that?
More than anything…more than
Feel the love. It’s incredible.
I know but feel it…
Another round of silence. Whitney and Katharine lean forward,
and the three embrace as best they can with all of the
equipment that’s intruding.
How long can you stay?
As long as you need me.
I need my juicer.
OK. Can I get you anything else?
There are a few things.
Should I write this down?
That would be nice.
Katharine removes pad and pen from her purse. Humming
machines increase in volume obscuring Bev’s instructions.