Z Nation (2014) Episode Scripts

N/A - Day One

9 .
Previously on Z Nation.
His name is Murphy.
He's the only human known to have survived a zombie bite.
His blood has the antibodies to create a vaccine.
It is imperative that he be transported alive to Mount Wilson CDC Lab in California.
Keep him alive at all costs.
It's the apocalypse.
Let's have some fun.
Isn't she cute? Save humanity.
Save yourself.
I have to save them! Find Murphy.
And get him to California.
Is that really necessary? How are you holding up? I'm good.
How are you holding up, Mr.
Jordan? Mr.
We're here today to discuss your plea bargain - before the federal court.
- My client has said repeatedly that he will not plead guilty to any of the charges.
And he demands a trial before his peers.
What she said.
We're aware of your client's position.
And I hope your client is aware of the government's.
If he chooses to go to trial and loses, we intend to press for the maximum on the espionage charges.
Life in prison.
I want my day in court.
I'm a citizen, not a spy.
You're an incarcerated defendant about to lose in court who will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
I won't plead guilty.
You heard my client.
What's going on? Mr.
I have a last, best, and final offer for you.
One I think you want to take.
I'm sorry.
And you are? Henry Semple.
Signal Intelligence Officer with the NSA.
I'm leader of the team that tracked down your client.
Oh, hey.
I love your work.
You said something about a final offer? Mr.
Your country is in need of a man with your skills.
In fact, we're going to need all the help that we can get.
You want to be a real patriot? Now's your chance.
Come work for me at the NSA and we drop all charges.
And I don't have to plead guilty? You don't have to plead guilty.
But I do need your answer right now.
We don't have much time.
What's the hurry? You will be stationed at our most forward listening post.
Camp Northern Light? I've seen data from there.
That's practically in the North Pole.
What would I be working on up there? Keeping track of the Russians? The Chinese? This is highly classified.
You can't even share this with your lawyer.
Simon? How can I not look? What is this? Is this code for something? File locked? When did I do that? I'm clearly losing my mind.
Don't start.
Let's see.
Password denied? No, I didn't change the password.
Oh shit.
I've been hacked.
I think it's dead.
Well, we couldn't drive through that crap anyway.
Adios, El Camino.
El Camino.
You know, I love that you're a glass-half-full kinda guy.
Especially when there's no goddamn glass.
All right, looks like we're on foot.
Grab what you can.
Let's hit it.
Come on, princess.
Let's go.
How much further to this supposed rendezvous? A days walk.
Maybe two.
Everything looks the same.
Well four years of zombie apocalypse and a nuke will do that.
Nothing but rubble and dust.
Must have been a hell of a fight Makes you wonder what's left that's worth saving.
How did it come to this? No, sir.
I've currently got six M-35s scheduled for Philly.
Departing at 1300.
That's new news to me.
No, Colonel.
I was not informed of a change in deployment.
People! For the last time, zip it! No, sir.
Not you.
Where in Trenton, sir? I understand, Colonel.
Copy that.
We'll be rolling at 1315.
Yes, sir.
All right, people.
You may have heard.
Scratch Philly.
Head for Trenton.
Lieutenant Warren? What do you need, Dineen? Any chance I could catch up with my unit tonight? That's a negative.
Philly's a no-can-do.
Just got orders to direct everything that we have that rolls to Trenton.
Trenton? Why Trenton? What's going on? I have no idea, okay? They tell me to move vehicles, that's what I do.
Move vehicles.
That doesn't sound good.
Ugh, it's gonna be one of those days.
Anybody with this ambulance?! Hello?! Calling all units in the area, please be advised Anybody here?! Are you hurt?! Oh god, somebody's in here.
Someone call 911! Don't worry.
Help is on the way.
Why'd they leave you? I'll try to help you.
Oh, dear God.
Why are you not dead? It's okay.
Help is on the way.
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, hey, no, no, no.
Let go of me, pal.
Stop it! What happened to you? I'm gonna go get some help.
I need some help out here! Alvarez? Dineen? Anybody! Oh shoot.
That's crazy.
Alvarez? Lombardi? Fall in! Where the hell is everybody?! This is a worldwide alert.
- Do not panic.
- Oh that can't be good.
Stand by for important information.
Dineen! Get your ass in here! Dineen.
Oh God.
What's happening? What's happening? Halt! Do not panic.
Hey, princess.
Keep it moving! Do you have any idea where we are? Somewhere in sunny Southern California.
Seriously, how much further? I don't feel so good.
Well we could take a break.
I'm curious myself.
It can't be.
So, where the hell are we? Disneyland.
What? Hard to tell for sure, but I think "It's a Small World" would have been right over there.
Sorry, kid.
Break time's over.
It's a world of laughter, a world of tears.
Doesn't matter how old you are or where you went to school.
Addiction can take hold of you and you can't shake it without help.
You even listening to this? What are you doing over there? Oh, sorry.
I'm just getting rid of a trigger.
Somebody left some Oxy laying around.
Come on.
I'm not that bad.
Am I? Oh, no.
It's not you, man.
It's me.
I've been in recovery for five years, but you still got to work at it.
Five years.
I've been sober six days.
Five years seems impossible.
Yeah well you know, it's a struggle.
One day at a time.
Now you're gonna go to your meetings, right? No one's going to meetings right now.
It took me an hour to get through the roadblocks.
That's why I ride a bike.
Uh, you gonna answer that? Still got fifteen minutes.
What the hell was that? I dunno.
You wait here.
I'm gonna check that out.
You're off the meter.
Calm down, everything's going to be ok.
Wait, wait, wait! Stop, stop, stop.
Get away! Get away! Stop, stop, stop.
Hey, take it easy! Whoa, don't do that! Hold on there, fella.
What's his name? Bernie.
He's my patient.
Why so upset, Bernie? He just found out his wife's leaving him.
Oh, man.
I'm sorry, man.
That's terrible.
But Come on.
Stop struggling and I'll let you go.
I knew she was cheating on me.
I knew it! That's rough, man.
But you got a great therapist here in Doctor Sanders.
She's gonna help you deal with it.
I'm telling you, she's the best.
I know.
I'm sorry, Doctor Sanders.
I'll pay for the lamp.
You starting to feel a little better now? Okay, well I'm gonna let you go.
I'm sorry.
I don't know why I let her make me so crazy.
Well that's what the doctor's for.
How you feeling? I'm good.
All right.
Let's hug it out.
Here, why don't you sit down? Relax, okay? Okay.
No more freaking out.
I'm sorry.
Okay, I'm gonna get back to my patient now.
You be cool, Bernie.
Remember, you're not alone.
Oh jeez.
Didn't mean to intrude.
Wait a minute.
What did I just see? Larry and his gay lover? It's funny he never mentioned him.
Two patients wrestling on the couch? Reminds me of my days at Woodstock, only more mud.
It's a damn zombie.
Hang on, Larry! Damn.
Did you see that? Larry? That thing got you? Oh, man.
Oh, this is happening.
What am I doing? Oh, I didn't see this one coming.
Here we go.
Oh, there you are.
I don't get it.
These servers have been powered down since the blast.
How the hell could Well look at that.
Well played.
All right.
Let's see who's been sleeping in my bed.
Come on! Woo! Come! Get him, get him, get him! Kill him! That was icing! Don't let him push you around! Come on! Go Chiefs! Go Chiefs! Go Chief! Come on! Get him! You wanna dance, Beale? Come on, Thompson.
Let's go.
You want this? Let's go! Come on! Is it zombie night? No, that's next Thursday.
Get your skates off.
Hurry up.
I got them.
Hey, hey.
Back off, man.
Back off! I'm serious! What are we supposed to do? I don't know.
Defend yourself.
Hold on.
Stop, stop, stop, stop! You got bit? No! And I'm not gonna be.
Oh my God, that's Jordan Beale.
He was our best forward.
Wasn't that good.
What's it like out there? It's insane.
People are crazy.
There's blood everywhere.
We got to go.
No, no, no, no.
Not that way.
Come here.
How do we get out of here? Well that says exit.
Streets safe? Well it's that or wait for this to die down.
You mean wait to die.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on! You okay? Thank you.
I think, I think we should, we should stick together, right? Yeah.
Hey, I got to go home.
I got to go home.
My mom and my brother, they're home.
They're alone.
That's, that'syeah.
- You'll go? - I'll go with you.
I'm Mack.
Okay? Okay.
This sucks.
Even for us, this sucks.
Hello? Are you okay? Can I help you? Oh my God.
Are you okay? Who did this to you? What are you doing? Hey, help! Hey, somebody shot this ranger full of arrows.
She's in really bad shape.
She needs Hey, what's wrong with you? What are you doing? Dad? Dad? Tommy! Dad! They tried to kill me! Tommy, thank God you're alive.
Grab that weapon and come on.
Hurry up, son.
Shit's going down.
All right, you clumsy bastard.
Think you can just walk into my back door? Let's just follow your big OL' footprints right back to your house.
Vasquez? Javier, is that you? You scared me.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to intrude.
Take all the time you need.
I'm very sorry for your loss.
Hey, you got rats in here or something? God dammit.
This doesn't end.
Angie? Thank God.
I thought I was losing my mind.
What in God's name? No! How did I get here? Look at all of you.
What do you want? What can you want? Do I give a damn? I do.
But why? The vaccine.
But why me? I don't want to be the savior of the human race.
I don't want to be the Zombie Messiah.
I don't want to be shit.
This is all some terrible mistake.
I just want to crawl off and die like everybody else.
Why me? What did I do? Where is my mercy? No tears, ladies.
This a private game? It's prison.
Nothing's private.
I'm Murphy.
This is Nazarian and Fuentes.
What are we playing? Draw poker.
What you in for, Urwin? Conspiracy to distribute.
You and Nazarian should have plenty to talk about.
I think he used to be a customer of yours.
I'm also awaiting trial for attempted murder.
But think I'll beat that.
What about you? I'm an entrepreneur whose company under performed due to market conditions beyond my control.
Feds called it postal fraud.
So how do I know this game is honest? Just assume it isn't, and you'll do fine.
I got nothing.
Half a pack of menthols.
- I fold.
- Dealer takes one.
Too rich for your blood, huh homies? What about you, Murphy? You in? I got nothing.
But you only took one card.
Why you folding now? I wanna see those cards.
Game over.
Is anybody else seeing this? Hey.
Open the door, you son of a bitch.
Can't sleep? Can't dream either.
When did that happen? Long time ago.
Long time.
You gonna be all right? I don't think I can do it.
Yes, you can.
Just take a couple pints of my blood to satisfy the masses and let me slip out the back door if we ever get the hell where we're going.
If you were really my friend, you would help me.
But I'm not your friend.
I promised some people that I would get you to a lab in California, and I'm gonna do that.
Come on.
We're almost there.
They're gonna hurt me.
You know that, right? I won't let that happen.
You can't stop it if you're not there.
Murphy, this is the Apocalypse.
Look, I can't tell you it's not gonna hurt.
The truth is eventually we're all gonna get hurt.
There isn't a happy ending for any of us.
But you, you are the one person that can change that.
You got to do it alone.
Even if it hurts.
They'll be gone soon.
You better wake the others.
All right.
So from a server in Ukraine, to a cell phone tower in India, to a satellite dish farm in South Africa, then back to my own server.
Nice move.
Then back to China, Mexico, Antarctica, and the final connection leading to Molokai, Hawaii? What's on Molokai? Alright.
Right this way.
Time for your digital colonoscopy.
You call that security? What, do you have a zombie for a Sys Admin? Come on.
This is actually kinda fun.
Reminds me of the good old days.
All right, all right.
Come to daddy.
You're making this way to easy.
All right.
Now, recent downloads.
Let's find out why you went to all this trouble.
What is all this? Transmission logs for Delta Xray Delta? Somebody hacked Operation Bitemark.
Holy shit.
They've been using me to track Murphy this whole time.
Are we there yet? You've been asking that for the past 3000 miles.
Yeah, I know.
But this time I really mean it.
Shouldn't we be there by now? Yeah, we're close.
How close? Like should be through those trees close.
What's that smell? That is fresh air, girl.
It's the ocean.
Pacific Ocean.
I can't believe we made it.
We haven't made it yet.
Come on.
It should be through there.
That's it? According to the GPS.
Are you sure? That's it.
Doesn't look very high tech.
Maybe it's just another front for an underground lab.
Maybe it's exactly what it looks like, an abandoned greasy spoon.
One last cosmic joke at my expense.
Either way, we're gonna check it out.
How do you want to handle this? Well I don't want us all to go walking into some kind of trap.
So you and I will go in light, check it out.
You guys, stay here with Murphy.
And get him into this.
Oh hell no.
Oh hell yes.
I don't want anybody recognizing you.
Probably some bounty hunters lurking around that heard one of those broadcasts.
We did not get you this far to lose you to neo-nazi-numbskulls.
Yes, dear.
Anything you say, dear.
Thank you.
If we're not out in ten minutes We'll come busting in after you.
You protect the package.
Contact Citizen Z for instructions.
After we come busting in after you.
Ten minutes.
Then GTFO.
You ready? Always.
See anything? I hear music.
Would you like some tea and finger sandwiches? How about you put the weapon you got under the counter on top of the bar.
These days you just never know.
Earl Grey?