Basically for my screenplay story, which is a suspense thriller about a cop going after criminals, that sort of thing... The MC cop has a love interest. The love interest doesn't really play a role in the actual crime plot, but is more like a moral compass for the MC, kind of like the wife of the Al Pacino character in Heat (1995), or something like that, as the MC descends further and further into darkness. Basically I have her scenes down from the second act and forward. But I am not what to write for her, for an introduction. I should probably introduce her in the first act, with the MC and not wait till she becomes a moral compass in the second act, right? So in order to introduce her in the first act, I am just not sure how to do it. One person suggested that I should have her in bed with the MC as the MC gets his phone call, about the next crime that happened, but that has been used a lot in fiction, and feels cliched, at least to me. I wasn't sure what to write for dialogue for an intro scene as well, so I thought of this scene from the movie Bullitt: The love interest and the MC have no dialogue. Technically it's the second scene with the love interest in that movie, but I was using it an example to write my introductory one. Or perhaps today's audience is not into those kinds of introductions anymore, and are use to more dialogue oriented scenes when introducing love interests. If that's so I could have them talk about the case, but not sure if I should since the whole story is about the case pretty much, and maybe should break away from it, for the introduction. What do you think?