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FADE IN: Introduce the Hero: Robert Thorn in his way to hospital.
Inciting Incident: The baby is dead.
Call to Adventure : "you can adopt."
Refusal : "she wanted her own…"
Overcoming Refusal: seeing the orphan baby; "your wife need never know," "God has given you a son today…"
Consciously agreeing to the Journey: Katherine gets the baby.
Hero's Ordinary World: at the US Embassy.
Pushed to the First Threshold: Robert gets the Great Britain Ambassadorship.
Celebrating the Journey: Robert and Katherine rejoice.
New World of the First Threshold : their new house; English parks.
Foreshadow of the Transformation: Damien disappears by the river.
Meeting Allies and Enemies: the dog and Keith Jennings.
Rules of this World: the nanny kills herself.
Foreshadow of the Sword: Keith Jennings takes photos; the dog.
Foreshadow of the Sword: Robert bumps into Keith Jennings, "…please send me a bill for the damage…"
Threshold Guardian to the Mentor: secretary tells Robert that Father Brennan is waiting.
Meeting the Mentor : Robert meets Father Brennan in his office.
Resisting the Physical Separation: Robert throws Brennan out of the office.
Foreshadow of the Sword: Keith Jennings develops the photos.
Push toward the Physical Separation: Mrs Baylock arrives.
Resisting the Push toward the Physical Separation: "I thought you put enquired about a new Governess?" Getting Mrs Baylock's references.
Foreshadow of the Transformation: "don't worry little one, I am here to protect thee…"
Resisting the Push toward the Physical Separation: Mrs Baylock doesn't want Damien to go to Church.
Push toward the Physical Separation: Damien won't go into the church.
Resisting the Push toward the Physical Separation: "should we get a doctor to see him?" "Oh, no he is fine."
Push toward the Physical Separation: Robert finds the dog with Mrs Baylock.
Pushed to the Physical Separation: Damien at the zoo; the giraffe's run.
Reminder of the Physical Separation: Robert sees Father Brennan.
Push toward the Physical Separation: Damien in the zoo; the baboons attack.
Agreeing to the Physical Separation: Katherine wants a psychiatrist.
Agreeing t the Physical Separation: Father Brennan arranges a meeting after the rugby game.
Foreshadow of the Sword: Keith Jennings takes a picture of Brennan and develops the photo.
Physical Separation: Robert visits Father Brennan by the river; Brennan tells him that Katherine is pregnant and that Damien will not let it live.
Resisting the Transformation: "I never want to see you again."
Antagonism Made Explicit: Brennan dies.
Road of Trials:
Trial 1: Katherine is irate; she doesn't want to have any more children; she wants an abortion.
Overcoming Resistance: Robert sees a picture of the dead Father Brennan in the paper.
Trial 2: The Doctor wants to abort.
The Ideal: "it was foretold this baby would die, I want to prevent that…"
Trial 3: Katherine has a miscarriage.
Final Antagonism: Katherine in the hospital; "don't let him kill me…"
Pushed Toward the Sword: Robert find the dog still upstairs.
Meeting the Oracle : Keith Jennings calls; Robert sees the photos in Keith's apartment; they visit Brennan's apartment; 666.
Pushed toward the Sword: Mrs Horton et al have left; Mrs Baylock has sent the dog away (allegedly).
Journey to the Sword: Robert and Keith in Rome.
Resistance to the Sword: no records of the adoption; the fire burnt the hall of records; Spiletto is in a monastery.
Pushing toward the Sword: driving to Spiletto.
Pushing toward the Sword: interpreting the poem in Revelations.
Threshold Guardian to the Sword: Robert and Keith visit Father Spiletto in the monastery.
Foreboding of the Seizing of the Sword: the dogs; someone watching.
Seizing the Sword : Robert and Keith uncover the Jackal's skeleton and Robert's murdered baby.
Physical Transformation: Robert is injured during the dog pursuit.
Preparing to leave the Old World: Robert phones Katherine and asks her to get ready to leave.
Rebirth through Death : Mrs Baylock kills Katherine.
Reward: Keith finds the town; Robert remembers the poem and Bugenhagen.
Transformation complete: Robert wants Damien to die too; new physical face; New Self.
Atonement with the Father: Robert meets Bugenhagen and is given the knives to kill Damien; find the 666 somewhere on the body.
Refusal : Robert "won't kill a child."
Overcoming Refusal: Keith is murdered.
Crossing the Return Threshold : Robert flies back home with the knives.
Threshold Guardian to the Apotheosis: Robert locks up the dog.
Apotheosis : Robert finds the 666 in Damien's hair.
Ultimate Boon : Robert battles and kills Mrs Baylock.
Magic Flight : Robert pursued by the Police.
Master of Two Worlds : Robert takes Damien into the Church but is shot dead.Freedom to Live : Robert's funeral; Damien is free to live.
by Kal Bashir