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A look at the writing on THE INSIDE

Posted on June 25, 2006 | Comments (16)

Since many people were interested in reading scripts for THE INSIDE, we thought we'd share a few here. These are drafts and not the final shooting scripts. (6/25 UPDATE: We now have scripts for all thirteen episodes available.)

All scripts are in PDF format and are intended for educational/informational purposes only.

The following list represents the correct viewing order of THE INSIDE, per Tim. (Note: This is not the order the episodes aired in the U.S.)

1. New Girl in Town Read Script
Teleplay by Tim Minear
Story by Tim Minear & Howard Gordon
Directed by Tim Minear

2. Everything Nice Read Script
Written by Jane Espenson
Directed by Allan Kroeker

3. Old Wounds Read Script
Written by Mark Fish
Directed by Nick Gomez

4. Pre-Filer Read Script
Written by Rob Pearlstein
Directed by Dwight Little

5. Loneliest Number Read Script
Written by Richard Hatem
Directed by James Contner

6. Point of Origin Read Script
Written by Karine Rosenthal
Directed by Marita Grabiak

7. Thief of Hearts Read Script
Written by Tim Minear & Craig Silverstein
Directed by Allan Kroeker

8. Declawed Read Script
Written by Craig Silverstein
Directed by Fred Gerber

9. Aidan Read Script
Written by Jane Espenson & Ahmed Lavalais
Directed by Kevin Hooks

10. Little Girl Lost Read Script
Written by Craig Silverstein & Tim Minear
Directed by Karen Gaviola

11. The Perfect Couple Read Script
Written by Ben Edlund
Directed by Vern Gillum

12. Gem Read Script
Teleplay by David Fury & Jane Espenson
Story by Bob Hamer
Directed by Kevin Hooks

13. Skin and Bone Read Script
Teleplay by Jane Espenson
Story by Tim Minear
Directed by Dwight Little


Thanks for posting these....a really useful resource.

Posted by: Terry at April 4, 2006 04:52 AM

You're the man! Thanks for posting these, good luck with Drive, even though we all know how FOX operates...

Posted by: Neil at April 7, 2006 10:05 AM

Thanks for posting the scripts here. I enjoyed reading them all. I just wish you could add the missing scripts.

Posted by: Chris at April 7, 2006 10:36 AM

We want Dvds!!! Please put The Inside on Dvd

Posted by: Gretchen at April 13, 2006 02:05 PM

One day, I hope you get to make the serial-killer movie to end all serial-killer movies, using the characters from The Inside. We have to find out what was 'up' with Web, don't we...

Posted by: Pete at April 19, 2006 02:27 AM

just read through the few that I didn't manage to see and wanted to thank you guys for sharing them. Even reading they are amazing and bring back to mind how great the show was. Hopefully a change will occur in the minds of the PTB and you can share the dvds.

Posted by: stacey at April 22, 2006 12:47 PM

I'd like to third the call for DVDs. It seems to me that the DVD releases for Angel, Wonderfalls and Firefly have all sold really well. Why would Fox think that The Inside would not also sell well on DVD. Their logic does not resemble our earth logic.

Posted by: Steve at April 26, 2006 07:42 AM

Another DVD supporter here. I thank my lucky stars that ITV4 showed all the episodes that were filmed before the cruel axing. It was really taking off and would love to have all the episodes and commentries from the guys :)

Posted by: Jaina at April 26, 2006 12:17 PM

The Inside wasn't even given a chance by the Whedonites that should have... but it's one of the best shows I've ever seen. The dream of the DVDs haunt me! Ben Edlund (Smile Time, Jaynestown) wrote the episode with Amber Benson? Come on! Could you possibly want more? Not to mention the 2 failed pilots... why are they dragging their feet on this DVD set? It's not exactly like Firefly and Wonderfalls flopped on DVD...

Posted by: Dave at April 26, 2006 12:43 PM

I love and loved The Inside. I have to echo the call for a DVD set. In an ideal world, the DVD set would have all the episodes on it - even those that were never filmed :(

Posted by: Beth at April 26, 2006 12:52 PM

I will keep my fingers crossed that the DVD's comeout. Watching Rachel on Alias just reminds me how much I miss her character on the Inside. Thanks for posting the drafts - I can't wait to read them!!

Posted by: Sarah at April 27, 2006 04:44 PM

Dvds are the answer. I loved reading the scripts, but we all know that is not as good as watching the actors deliver the lines.

Posted by: Gretchen at April 28, 2006 09:38 AM

does anybody have all the episodes on dvd.

Posted by: marissa at April 28, 2006 09:51 AM

I love this scriptwriting style. It gives much more to the actor than just setting the scene and delivering dialogue, there's an extra texture to it that really gives the characters life.


Posted by: Lyndon Fletcher at April 28, 2006 12:10 PM

The Inside was the best procedural drama I've ever seen because it had heart and mind. Crime shows usually put the characters aside and focus only on the mistery. Nothing wrong with that, but it's so much better when you can have this and also an emotional and intelectual richness. The Inside has all that.

Thanks Tim ^^

Posted by: Marcos Damata at April 30, 2006 10:15 AM

Does anyone have the scripts for "Skin and Bone" and "Point of Origin"?

Posted by: rps at May 3, 2006 07:37 AM

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