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Grant Mansion: Marc Spector is in the living room, surrounded by packing boxes. Behind him, entering the room, is Samuels, followed closely by Stephen Strange.
SAMUELS: Excuse me, sir, but you have a guest.
Stephen is standing before Marc.
MARC: Let me guess, Marlene sent you.
STEPHEN: I'm sorry if I'm intruding.
MARC: Not at all. I'm actually glad you're here.
Marc and Stephen are now standing on the balcony. Marc is leaning on the railing, looking out at his property.
MARC: I can't explain it. It's just-- It's like a compulsion.
MARC: I don't even like L.A.
Close on Stephen. His eyes are closed and his hands are held up, as if feeling an energy radiating from Marc.
STEPHEN: I have sensed this before.
STEPHEN: The first time I noticed it was around Matt Murdock...
STEPHEN: And it's particularly evident when I'm with the Avengers.
Close on Marc, looking concerned.
MARC: What is it?
Wider view of the balcony. Stephen is gesturing in explanation.
STEPHEN: There are extradimenionsal beings that are able to impose their will upon our's.
STEPHEN: This particular being seems to take delight in making people act out of character.
STEPHEN: As is the case here.
Closer on the two. Marc has Stephen by the collar, begging him for help.
MARC: Can you stop it?
STEPHEN: I'm sorry, Marc, but within its realm, this being bears godlike power that not even I can combat.
MARC: This isn't right, Stephen.
MARC: No one... being... should hold that much power!
Close on Stephen, looking horribly saddened.
STEPHEN: I'm so very, very sorry...