Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (7 page)

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SCENE 36

INT. NEWT’S SITTING ROOM—FIVE MINUTES LATER—NIGHT

The threesome sit at a table bearing NEWT’S mismatched crockery, the atmosphere tainted by TINA’S absence. QUEENIE’S case lies open on the sofa.

QUEENIE

Tina and I aren’t talking.

NEWT

Why?

JACOB’S POV—pink and hazy, as though happily drunk.

QUEENIE

Oh well, you know, she found out about Jacob and I seeing each other and she didn’t like it, ’cause of the “law.”

(miming quotation marks)

Not allowed to date No-Majs, not allowed to marry them. Blah, blah, blah. Well, she was all in a tizzy anyway, ’cause of you.

NEWT

Me?

QUEENIE

Yeah, you, Newt. It was in
Spellbound
. Here—I brought it for you—

She points her wand at her suitcase. A celebrity magazine zooms to her:
Spellbound: Celebrity Secrets and Spell Tips of the Stars!
On the cover, an idealized NEWT
and an improbably beaming Niffler.
BEAST TAMER NEWT TO WED
!

QUEENIE opens the magazine. THESEUS, LETA, NEWT, and BUNTY stand side by side at his book launch.

QUEENIE

(showing him)

“Newt Scamander with fiancée, Leta Lestrange; brother, Theseus; and unknown woman.”

NEWT

No. Theseus is marrying Leta, not me.

QUEENIE

Oh! Oh dear . . . well, see, Teen read that, and she started dating someone else. He’s an Auror. His name’s Achilles Tolliver.

A silence. Then NEWT starts to notice JACOB’S state: Eating sloppily, he hums to himself, then tries to drink the salt. QUEENIE takes it and puts his glass in his
hand, trying to cover.

QUEENIE

Anyway . . . We’re real excited to be here, Newt. This is a—well, it’s a special trip for us. You see, Jacob and I, we’re getting
married.

She shows him her engagement ring. JACOB tries to toast the moment and pours beer all over his ear.

JACOB

I’m marrying Jacob!

Now sure he knows what’s going on, NEWT glares at QUEENIE.

NEWT (V.O.)

(speaking telepathically)

You’ve enchanted him, haven’t you?

QUEENIE

(reading his mind)

What? I have not.

NEWT

Will you stop reading my mind?

(speaking telepathically)

Queenie, you’ve brought him here against his will.

QUEENIE

Oh, that is an outrageous accusation. Look at him. He’s just happy. He’s so happy!

NEWT

(drawing his wand)

Then you won’t mind if I—

QUEENIE jumps up and tries to shield JACOB from him.

QUEENIE

Please don’t!

NEWT

Queenie, you’ve got nothing to fear if he wants to get married. We can just lift the enchantment and he can tell us himself.

Several painful moments pass. At last she moves aside.

JACOB

What you got there? Whatchu gonna do? Whatchu gonna do with that, Mr. Scamander?

NEWT

Surgito.

JACOB reacts as though to a bucket of cold water. He comes back to himself and takes in his surroundings. He looks at NEWT.

NEWT

Congratulations on your engagement, Jacob.

JACOB

Wait, what?

NEWT looks at QUEENIE.

JACOB

Oh no.

He realizes he has been taken against his will. Slowly, he gets to his feet to face QUEENIE.

She reads his mind. With a sob, she runs to close her case (several small objects, including a lipstick and a fragment of torn postcard, fall out) and flees the
apartment.

JACOB

Queenie!

(turning to NEWT)

It’s very nice to see you. Where the hell am I right now?

NEWT

Uh, uh, London.

JACOB

(frustrated)

Oh! I always wanted to go here!

(angry)

Queenie!

He runs after her.

SCENE 37

EXT. NEWT’S STREET—A MINUTE LATER—NIGHT

QUEENIE dashes out of NEWT’S house and off up the street, crying. JACOB runs after her, livid.

JACOB

Queen, honey. Well, I’m just curious, when were you going to wake me up? After we’d had five kids?

QUEENIE turns to confront JACOB.

QUEENIE

Why is it wrong to want to marry you?

JACOB

Okay—

QUEENIE

To wanna have a family? I just want what everyone else has, that’s all.

JACOB

Okay, wait. We talked about this, like, a million times. If we get married and they find out, they’re gonna throw you in jail, sweetheart. I can’t have that. They
don’t like people like me marrying people like you. I ain’t a wizard. I’m just me.

QUEENIE

They’re really progressive here, and they’ll let us get married properly.

QUEENIE gestures to the street.

JACOB

Sweetheart, you don’t need to enchant me. I’m already enchanted! I love you so much.

QUEENIE

Yeah?

JACOB

Yeah. But I can’t have you risking everything like this, you know? You’re not giving us a choice, sweetheart.

QUEENIE

You’re not givin’
me
a choice. One of us had to be brave, and you were being a coward!

JACOB

I was being a coward? If I’m a coward, you’re a—

She reads his mind.

QUEENIE

—crazy!

She reacts. He knows she “heard” him.

JACOB

I didn’t say it . . .

QUEENIE

You didn’t have to.

JACOB

No, I didn’t mean it, sweetheart.

QUEENIE

Yeah, you did.

JACOB

No.

QUEENIE

I’m gonna go see my sister.

JACOB

Fine. See your sister.

QUEENIE

Fine.

QUEENIE Disapparates.

JACOB

No, wait! No! Queenie! I didn’t mean it. I didn’t say nothing.

But he is alone in the street.

SCENE 38

INT. NEWT’S HOUSE—SHORTLY AFTER—NIGHT

NEWT’S miserable gaze falls on the piece of postcard. He crosses to pick it up, then points his wand at it.

NEWT

Papyrus Reparo
.

It reconstitutes into a whole. We see a picture of Paris.

Postcard text becomes visible onscreen.

TINA (V.O.)

My dear Queenie,

What a beautiful city.

I’m thinking of you,

Tina X

SCENE 39

INT. NEWT’S BASEMENT MENAGERIE—NIGHT

CLOSE ON JACOB as he enters, pushes open the door, stares around. Soaked through, he has been searching the streets for an hour. NEWT is nowhere to be seen.

JACOB

Hey, Newt?

NEWT (O.S.)

Down here, Jacob. I’ll be with you in a second.

JACOB starts peering into the enclosure. By the patch of dark water where the Kelpie lives, NEWT has placed a sign for BUNTY:
BUNTY
,
DON’T TOUCH UNTIL I GET BACK
. He walks on.

An Augurey caws mournfully at JACOB as he walks past.

JACOB

I got my own problems.

NEWT (O.S.)

No, no, no. Back in, please. Right, wait, wait, wait, wait.

A sign on the Augurey cage reads:
BUNTY

DON’T FORGET TO GIVE PATRICK PELLETS
. JACOB hears movement and changes
direction, passing a snoozing griffin with a bandaged beak:
BUNTY
:
CHANGE DRESSING DAILY
.

NEWT’S case sits beside the Niffler enclosure. On the inside of the lid is a large moving picture of TINA he has torn out of a newspaper.

NEWT comes round the corner wearing his coat.

NEWT

Queenie left a postcard. Tina’s in Paris looking for Credence.

JACOB

Genius. Queenie’s gonna go straight for Tina.

(elated)

Okay, we’re going to France, pal! Hold on. I’ll get my jacket.

NEWT

I’ve got it.

NEWT has already pointed his wand at the ceiling. JACOB’S coat, hat, and case drop onto the floor in front of him. JACOB is blasted with warm magical air, which dries
his rain-soaked clothes.

JACOB

(impressed)

Oh. Beautiful.

They leave. We close in on the note that has appeared:
BUNTY, GONE TO PARIS. HAVE TAKEN NIFFLERS WITH ME. NEWT.

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