In the office of the special investigators, Peter and Mia, await Sarah and Luke. Uncomfortable to be there, they are worried whether the investigators will believe what they say. It is during the early stages of the pandemic, even before the pandemic is officially declared a pandemic. The whole world believes that it is a wild strain of flu virus spreading havoc and that it will eventually settle down in a few days. But Sarah knows something more. She has dreams, that tells her about the future. But now, Sarah is afraid of what she sees. Learning that masks are here to stay for a long time is depressing enough, but knowing to predict who is going to be severely affected by the virus and who is immune, is downright scary. Should Sarah reveal this information to the detectives? Will this knowledge change things for the better or, will they make matters worse? Is she ready to accept the responsibility for human conduct after learning these secrets? Luke will have to help her deal with these questions before they sit down to talk in front of the detectives.
‘Through their eyes’ is a short script from screenwriter Maria Rotger. Maria reimagines the current pandemic and the challenges it has brought about, and adds a dash of the supernatural, to give the protagonist the power to see the future. In a fast-paced single-scene narrative, Maria takes us through the turmoil in Sarah’s head, while she weighs the pros and cons of the information she is about to provide. The writer employs the dialogues and the conversations between the characters to set the pace of the narrative. She creates a sense of urgency and maintains a fast pace by having the actors cut into the former’s dialogue.
‘Through their eyes’ addresses the classical equation between power and responsibility. Sarah is worried about how humanity would behave once they know who is prone to the virus and who is immune. She is not confident that everyone will work together to protect the vulnerable. She believes that the weak will be sacrificed by the strong. Does she realize that with great power comes great responsibility?