havers (havers) wrote,

TVRealm: episode 3 x 16 - Challenge Redux

Episode: Episode 3 x 16 - Challenge Redux for the [info]tvrealm landcomm.
Ep Summary: Re-do a [info]tvrealm challenge that you missed or simply liked enough to do again!

What did I really like??? 1x17: Create-a-Show -- Create your own original television show!

So here we are again with another show. This is just too much fun and I already writing fanfiction in my head. I choose option b + d.

b. Writing: Get more in depth. Write an additional 500 words on how your story will begin/unfold.
d. Graphics: Create two graphics for your show. They can be banners, posters, wallpapers, etc. 400x250px minimum--images must be colored/altered.

Before you can read what I produced I want to thank my friend quietfireca for her beta help. If you think the English of episode 4 + 5 are so much worse you're right. I was so stupid sending Suzanne not the whole text last night, doink.


From the same producers as Barbary and Law & Order: Internal Affairs and featuring the show runner of Heal & Caring: Medical Intent – the Saint James Hospital: Havers Network presents Jade. The historic mini tv series will follow the hard and dangerous life of Captain Richard Harper (Vincent D’Onofrio) and his Atlantic schooner, Jade. On the other side there is the young widow Jade Buchanan (Kathryn Erbe) who lost her husband only a few months ago and who wants to leave Ireland because of the beginning potato famine. She seeks a better life for her little son and plans to immigrate to Philadelphia.
Stay tuned for five exciting episodes of 90 minutes.

The show takes place in 1848. Richard Harper is the owner and captain of the transport schooner Jade. From the American East coast Harper and his loyal crew deliver cotton and tobacco to the British Islands and from the old colonial power they transport iron, glass and textiles to the New World. Now and then Richard also transports immigrants. In the last couple of years more and more people asking him for a passage on his schooner in the Irish harbors of Cork and Cobh.
Every crossing is a challenge. There lurk pirates, hunting for unarmed and unsuspecting ships. Calm weather can delay the time schedule for weeks. But when they sail in the windier north malicious icebergs can harm the schooner.

The death of Patrick Buchanan was only six months ago. Jade not only lost her loving husband, she also was evicted from their farm of Patrick’s family. Now she needs to make new plans to organize her life and the future of her nine year old son, Thomas.

#1 Clove Hitch

Captain Richard Harper and his crew enter port the harbor of Boston. Jade, the transport schooner is in a miserable condition. One mast is broken and a lot of the sails and rigs are ripped. On their way from Liverpool the Jade sailed into a bad storm off Newfoundland. Richard needs to repair the ship but he is also looking for new crew members. At least he doesn’t need to agonize about the next transport duty. In Boston Richard has many partners who are waiting for him and the cargo hold of the Jade.
One month later Richard will be able to leave the US coast to sail back to Ireland, with the new navigator, Mael Washington (Idris Elba) on board. They only stop once in Halifax. There it becomes even more apparent that Richard isn’t really happy with his bachelor land life – a girl in every port. He longs for a more regular life and maybe a family.

#2 Sheet Band

Jade awakes from another nightmare. She dreamed again of her late husband Patrick and how his brother banished her and Thomas from their farm. She turns on her side to watch her little son sleeping. The first lights of dawn entered the tiny room. Jade has to get up. Her first job at a shabby harbor scriptorium would start soon. At three afternoons a week she also gives private lessons to the son of Cork’s biggest shipping company owner. Jade would like to work again as teacher like she did in Kerry, but there were no free jobs when she came to the city four months ago. Without her husband Jade feels not save in the big town. Mr. Abernathy, the hot-tempered company owner tries to make her his mistress. Until now Jade could resists the advances but she knows Abernathy isn't a man who accepts a no. Also her work at the office is a walk on eggshells. Kevin O’Leary, the corrupt head-clerk appropriate obviously company money that even Jade had notice it during her first week of work. At least she finally get a letter from her oversea family. Finally a way out.

#3 Half Hitch

Abernathy attacks Jade. Only the arrival of his wife can prevent the rape. On her escape back home, Richard passes Jade. He notes her displaced and tattered dress but she is too afraid to stop when she hears the voice of an unfamiliar man. She doesn't remember Richard. He had been at the office during her first week in Cork as he had been in Ireland for the last time.

Despite the assault Jade has to go back to work at the office only a few days later. But inspectors investigate and no one is allow to touch the papers and files. O'Leary's fraud is finally uncovered. There is nothing which hold Jade and Thomas at Ireland any longer. The money Abernathy had sent to buy Jade's silence would help to get a transport over the Atlantic. The note from her family underwrote teacher positions in Philadelphia and they also would house Jade and Thomas for their first weeks in the US.
On her way out of the occupied office Jade meets again Richard and John McClary (Scott Caan), the ship's cook. They are looking for contracts but leave empty-handed due to the investigations. Now Jade remembered Richard. Without further ado she asked him if on his ship is a place for her and Thomas. The captain agrees.

#4 Bowline

The endlessness of the ocean releases Jade. Finally she is free and her past is closed. Thomas and she are the only passengers. She makes friend with most of the crew very quickly but to Richard grows a band both can't explain. To fill the long days at the close place Jade teaches John reading and writing. In exchange he shows Thomas how to cook. But also Richard offers that Jade can check his work papers and books to reduce a little of his duties. This gifted times he spends with Jade.
A very fierce flu of Jade at half way to America makes their bond even stronger. As captain, Richard is also the physician of the Jade. He tends devotionally Jade and hover over her for several night.

#5 Reef Knot

Two days before they reach Philadelphia, Richard invites Jade for a last dinner at his coach. First they share kisses and then they spend the night together. Richard allows Jade to grieve about Patrick and he is also a big help to deal with the attack of Abernathy.
It's hard to say goodbye, but Philadelphia offers a new life for Jade and her son. Nevertheless she is at the harbor as the Jade and Richard sail back to Europe. A last catch of each others eyes. Maybe the second Jade will let Richard give up his first one and he'll change is life. He'll have time of two Atlantic passages to think about everything...

...to be continued???

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