STRIP MALL COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP — APRIL — DAY
A gotch-eyed, legally blind man, JOHN PAUL MAC ISAAC, stands behind a counter, peering through thick lenses at disassembled computer hardware. The door to the shop CHIMES. A PERSON enters. From MAC ISAAC POV we see a blurry figure approach the counter.
Greetings, comrade. I have laptop. Is damaged. You can recover data, yes?
Sure, I can do that.
Data is chastnyy. How you say…private? Boring email. Family photo. Not of interest.
You keep laptop, recover data. I return soon, pay you.
Absolutely. I just need your name.
Menya zovut Hunter. Hunter Biden.
STRIP MALL COMPUTER REPAIR SHOP — DECEMBER — DAY
MAC ISAAC stands at the counter of his computer repair shop, holding an external hard drive in his hand.
How very odd. It’s been eight months and Hunter Biden has not returned to collect his laptop. What shall I do? Should I contact Hunter Biden and remind him? Oh, I know! I’ll make a copy of the hard drive and…and give it to Rudy Giuliani!