The Seventh Sign
Centuries ago it was foretold that the advent of the Apocalypse would be heralded by Seven Signs from God.
A priest watches while a stranger delivers each revelation foretold in the ancient prophecies. The signs are leading the priest and the stranger to one woman.
I On a Haitian beach, sea life of every form washes ashore dead.
Abby Quinn is expecting her first child. To help financially, she and her husband, Russell, take in a boarder. This man is not all that he seems and through a series of flashbacks, Abby discovers that she is the frightened woman who refused to die in place of Jesus. As all the signs of the apocalypse come to pass, she learns that the priest assigned by the Vatican to follow the chain of events, Father Lucci, is actually the centurion who mocked Jesus, paying for his crime with eternal life on Earth, unable to die and find peace. He sees the end of the world as the end of his punishment and strives to see the last innocent martyr, Jimmy, executed. As he dies, an earthquake shakes the world.
Upon Jimmy's death, all that remains is the Seventh Sign, the first child born without a soul. Abby and Russell's child. As she goes into labor, the Boarder appears through the dust in the emergency operating room and asks Abby the same question she was asked two thousand years earlier... Would you die for 'him', her child.
She says YES... and the seemingly stillborn child begins to wail as the 'hall of souls' is filled once more. Abby sees her newborn son, held in her husband's arms... smiles and dies, leaving her husband to mourn her even as he cradles the new life in his arms.