1 - Int. Office - Day - 1
Close-up of a small package neatly wrapped in brown paper.
Further out: the package is sitting on a gray desk in a gray cubicle. The cubicle itself is overwhelmingly non-descript - a computer, a stapler, a few file folders.
Further out once more, now from the outside of the cubicle looking in. The package remains visible.
ON-SCREEN: THE REMOTE
Enter JOHNSON, young, with dark hair, in a short-sleeved white shirt and a gray plaid tie. He glances at his watch to find he’s a little late. He puts his briefcase down next to his desk and then, as he goes to sit down, notices a massive stack of papers on his chair. He picks a sticky note off the top.
Insert: the note, which reads, “I needed these yesterday!!! Get them to me ASAP!”
JOHNSON sighs and crinkles up the note.
He picks up the papers and put them all on his desk, and then, sitting, turns to his computer.
Then he notices the package.
He examines it briefly, turning it over in his hands - it’s clear he doesn’t know what or from whom it is. He tears into it with his letter opener.
Inside the paper lies a remote, dark, with one small replay button and nothing else.
JOHNSON inspects the remote for a moment. We see him examining it from outside his cubicle, where a woman walks by in a dark pantsuit.
From inside the cubicle again: JOHNSON, finding nothing else to do with it, presses the replay button.
Nothing seems to have happened. He puts down the remote on his desk and turns to the stack of papers.
From outside the cubicle, though, we see the woman in the pantsuit walk by again - from the same direction as last time.