by Zachary Bernstein
directed by Scott Leggett
Forbidden love is ready for takeoff.
1/24/15 - 1/31/15
EPISODE ONE (1/24/15)
SUMMARY: In the early 1930s, forbidden lovers Pavle,
from East Bozena, and Nadia, from West Bozena, meet on opposite
sides of a canyon. Pavle is the son of Igor Blagovest, and
the Blagovests are hated in West Bozena; the last time Pavle
tried to visit her, the villagers tried to kill him and he lost
half of a foot. But Pavle will not be denied; he tells
Nadia that when the snow clears, he will hike into the canyon on
his almost-two-feet, find a trail to her, take her away on a
plane to Denmark (or maybe Portugal... Denmark is nice, but who
wants to live next to Hitler?), and build a house with his bare
hands that they can live in together. Nadia, however,
loves Pavle too much to allow him to risk his life for her.
And besides, it's too late. Her mother has promised her to
a stoic, boring trader named Neno... and the wedding is next
week. As Nadia leaves a heartbroken Pavle, he begins to
hobble away... and then, with a mighty yell, he attempts to leap
SUMMARY: Pavle doesn't quite make the leap, and
ends up dangling from the edge of the cliff, unable to pull
himself up. He is rescued by a trio of passerby - but it
turns out they are Nadia's brutish brothers Ivo, Ilia and Yan,
who followed her out tonight, and Pavle is in danger.
Meanwhile, Nadia's mother, Bojana, upbraids her for not wanting
to marry Neno, and for going out on her own when Nadia is not in
good health and is subject to dizzy spells. After Bojana
and Neno leave, her brothers arrive with Pavle in tow.
Nadia is horrified that he risked his life to see her; her
brothers, who think they are protecting her, say they are taking
Pavle to the police. They also say that as the son of the
dictator Igor Blagovest, Nadia could be killed for being
involved with her. Pavle, chastened, promises he will tell
nobody about their affair. They leave, Ivo warning Nadia
to stay put. But after they leave, Nadia resolves to
come to Pavle's rescue.