If you stand up real slow and let me see, you might live through this night.
The Ugly Cowboy hesitates, his eyes darting. He pushes his chair back slowly and begins to rise as if in compliance.
But now a bone-handled Colt is in his hand, clearing his holster. Paden is quicker. He snatches his gun from his belt
Paden’s eyes, squinting through a cloud of gunsmoke, as we hear the Ugly Cowboy’s body CRASH to the floor in his chair. Paden’s glance now darts down at an angle.
WHAT HE SEES. His hat lands on the saloon floor, spins once on its brim, and settles into stillness like a tossed coin.
INT. CELLBLOCK – NIGHT
Paden is brusquely deposited in the cell next to a surprised Jake by Sheriff Langston and DEPUTY BLOCK.
You’re making a big mistake.
Langston is not interested. He and Block go out.
That’s what I told ’em.