2/ The screen shows a car wreck. A nasty affair on a modern thoroughfare with seven or eight vehicles in a nasty pile of twisted metal, dripping fluids, and just extinguished flames.
TV: --on 435 this morning. Three people were hospitalized. No word yet on the cause of the accident, but local police--
Man (OP): No.
3/ The screen flickers to show a reporter in a war-torn country. The buildings behind are hollow shells. The locals no longer rush to be on camera. These people can't/won't do anything to really help them, and they know it.
Reporter: --seen interference in the city's pro-democracy protests from outside forces and called on international journalists to report--
Man (OP): No.
4/ We look again at the man. Closer, this time, but mostly unchanged. The light from the TV bathes him in eerie light.
TV (OP): --it always knows the flavor of fruit, wherever it grows! Now with--
5/ The man looks to his right. On the table beside him is a small, framed photograph of a woman. Behind that, the door, but it's not the focus.
6/ This time, it is, and the photo and the table are eclipsed by how imposing an ordinary front door can be.
7/ The man returns his attention to the TV.
TV (OP): --stabbed in the leg near Rivermonte Cemetary and South Avenue. Suspects fled, and police were forced to erect a perimeter in an effort to--