Errors of the Human Body (2012) Movie Script

Wake up...
Wake up...
Is this Geoff?
This is Samuel here, we were
expecting you this morning?
Oh, Samuel... ah.
I completely passed out.
Okay, we'll see you soon.
Hi, Geoff Burton for
Samuel Mead, please.
Injecting room here,
got your stereomicroscope.
Quarantine room
for incoming animals.
Microscope room with
confocal imaging station
- all the usual stuff:
Spinning disk confocal,
two photon confocal, upright
confocals with dipping lenses,
all the laser lines you could wish for.
Anything to make science beautiful.
We've got a cold room,
we've got a microbial culture room;
The autoclaves are downstairs.
There's a...
How's your
accommodation, Geoffrey?
Oh, fine, fine.
I was just wondering where
my office is going to be?
Oh, we don't really
do 'offices' per Se.
We're more communal than that.
Of course, we can loan you a lab
for the length of a given project.
Look who I found.
- Doctor Burton.
- Doctor Fiedler.
Rebekka's come a long way since
she was interned with you.
Yes, so I hear.
I'm sorry I can't leave this right now.
- We'll catch up later.
- Great.
- Shall we continue?
- Yes.
That way.
Now, there's something
else we need to do...
Sorry, I didn't...
Anyway, let's get your
security pass sorted out.
Son of a bitch...
How are you?
I'm fine, you?
I'm good. I'm setting up
the new research lab.
The one in Munich right?
No, Dresden... remember?
So, you must be happy?
What's that supposed to mean?
- It's nothing, forget about it...
- Hey babe! I'm home.
Hold on for a second.
So... what's up?
I heard about your news.
When were
you planning to tell me?
I was going to tell you, I really was.
Fm in my second month,
I wasn't quite sure
and I didn't tell anyone else.
Well, Joe and Karla knew.
Oh, no. That was Ben.
Right. Ben.
He was excited about the
baby so he just told them.
You know...?
You're angry?
Of course.
No. I'm not angry...
I'm just, I don't know.
I gotta think about it.
Think about what?
Well, what do you want me
to say? Congratulations?
I dunno. Maybe you
can be happy for me.
What do you want?
Why did you call me?
I don't know why I called.
I miss you.
I have to go.
Geoffrey Burton comes
to us from U-Mass,
where his research
into early detection
of embryonic abnormalities has
certainly proved one of the more,
ah, fiercely-debated topics in the
scientific community this decade.
Now, I don't need to tell you
what the implications of this are.
The proverbial 'cure for cancer'
has always eluded us.
But the potential of
pre-natal discovery
certainly brings the possibility
a few steps closer.
And Geoffrey has now
come here to continue
his research in a rather less
politicized environment,
and he's going to speak
to us this morning
about the state of his work to date.
When you're ready...
Thank you.
Will you now all please join me
in welcoming Geoffrey Burton.
Thank you, thank you, Samuel...
I never intended to
become a geneticist.
My PhD. was actually on
bacterial biochemistry.
But, as I'm sure many of you know,
I was drawn to this
by my experience with my own son,
whose condition led me to focus
my research on screening embryos
for traces of rare genetic mutations
such as his.
I want to make one thing very clear:
This is not eugenics.
I'm not trying to develop
new techniques to pre-screen
people with brown eyes,
or dark skin, or freckles. I like freckles.
Diversity -
one of the things which defines us
as a species is to be celebrated.
Mutations which endanger
human life are not.
For example - here we see the
subject in the earliest stages.
The disease is non-contagious
in the traditional sense,
yet at the same time,
unusually virulent.
I've allowed myself the conceit
of calling it Burton's Syndrome.
What made this syndrome noteworthy
was its sudden appearance
in what appeared to be a
perfectly healthy subject.
Within a matter of days,
the symptoms had manifested
as a number of neoplasms,
exponentially multiplying
and growing in size.
These, ah, tumor-like
appendages eventually covered the
entire body, as we can see.
Respiration became
increasingly difficult.
They began to affect
the internal organs -
crushing the heart,
constricting the lungs...
Brain activity ceased
shortly thereafter.
From first symptoms to death, the
entire process took little over a week.
What made this unique was that
this was not an acquired disease -
like a virus, but a seemingly
random genetic mutation
occurring in gene RIPS
on chromosome twenty.
All right. Let's take a closer
look at some tissue samples...
May I sit here?
People don't want to know
the way things happen.
This fish, for example - no one wants
to think of it suffocating in agony.
We just want to fry it, eat it, forget.
Same with science.
People want the cure,
but not the research.
It makes them uncomfortable,
knowing how you got there.
What you had to do, to what.
It's true.
I would like to live a million years
just to see what we evolve into.
Do we become telepathic?
Do we get wings?
I would like wings.
And you? What would you like?
I don't know. I'd like
to be a time traveler,
you know, travel through time
backwards and forwards...
Chiba! Are those
incubations done yet?
Hello, I'm Jarek Novak.
Geoffrey Burton.
We actually met yesterday.
I almost liberated your mouse.
- I didn't know it was you.
- It's me.
Your lecture, I really
liked it. Great images.
Thank you. I guess.
I was thinking
maybe you'd like to look at some
things I've been working on?
In kind of a similar vein, you know?
Yeah. Why not.
- Good. We should have a drink.
- Sure.
What about tonight?
Will you excuse me a minute?
Excuse me. Sorry.
- No thank you. I quit.
- You quit?
I guess it has been a while
since I've seen you last.
Yeah, that was your choice.
I'm sorry. You know, I...
I don't want it to be awkward.
I don't either.
You know, I have been
watching you, though.
I've been watching your rise.
Read all your papers.
Very impressive.
You're the one who got Samuel
to approach me, right?
You know, I... I felt like I'd
hit a wall with my research.
And, you know, I heard what you
were dealing with in America,
so I thought perhaps
you'd like to come over.
I don't know, to be honest,
I didn't expect you to say yes.
What have I said yes to?
I can show you.
- Let's go back.
- Good, cos my ass is cold.
Have a seat.
Okay, so.
Now here...
This is a typical regeneration cycle.
About ten weeks from amputation
to full regeneration. Yes?
Okay, so now watch this one.
Did you see?
Ah, missed it.
I'll play it again. Watch closely.
You're kidding, right?
That's not possible.
When I inserted the Easter Gene,
I found it accelerated
the natural regeneration
capacity of the axolotls,
way beyond anything
I could have imagined.
But since then, I've refined
the genetic code further.
Wait a minute, what 'Easter Gene'?
What are you talking about?
I labeled only the transplanted
Easter Gene cells with the GFP.
They were localized
in the wound area,
but then they completely
took over. Look for yourself.
That's ah...
I've even had success regenerating
severely damaged
brain and spinal tissue.
I mean, can you imagine the
possibilities for this in humans?
- Jesus Christ...
- Exactly! Easter.
Why haven't you published this?
I dunno.
A discovery's not a cure.
Even so, I mean...
- It won't even uptake in mice.
- What happens when you try?
I've been stuck for six months now.
And then I thought:
f anyone could help me
with the molecular mechanism,
to help me activate it in mammals...
You know, I'm sorry, I've got an
appointment with Samuel right now.
But what do you think about,
you know, discussing this later
over dinner, at my place?
- What are you doing tonight?
- Nothing.
I can cook something
for you. German.
- I like German.
- Don't worry. It's not a date.
Looks like we're having a drink
tonight after all - just not together.
Come on, I'll give you a lift.
I'm not going back to
the guesthouse, so...
it's cold, come on!
You want to try an
electrical cigarette?
Ah, no. I've got my own.
Real cigarette.
Ah, I'm sorry, but it's
a non smoking car.
Of course.
It's okay. Where we going?
Oh, yeah, right. Sorry ah...
- Pfotenhau... Pfoten...
- Can I see it?
Ah, PfotenhauerstraBe.
Yes, I know it.
Good. That's where we're going.
- I know you, also. Very well.
- Yeah. You do?
Yes. Your science.
We're the same, both of us.
And how do you figure?
You know. Taking risks. Whatever
it takes for a new brave world.
New Brave World?
Yeah, I haven't read that one...
I have ideas, even if say it
myself, brilliant experiments.
You could be part of them.
Well, that's a very kind offer.
But, ah, my work's kind of
a full-time thing right now.
Why did we stop?
You know Mosquitos.
Bed-bugs. Fleas. Ticks...
They're all vectors for disease, yes?
But instead of spreading sickness,
why not change the formula?
Make them carry genetically
modified viruses.
Antigens to their own plague.
Imagine releasing these in
the third world. In Africa...
They're going to be bitten anyway.
So why not let them catch
malaria vaccine instead?
But then first you'd have to
invent the malaria vaccine, right?
- You don't think it's possible?
- I didn't say that.
- You know Stalin? Mao Tse-tung?
- Only by reputation.
Both of them believed you
could transfer ideology
by breeding one indoctrinated
generation to the next.
And eventually you get
genetically-programmed Communists.
I mean, I know this sounds
maybe a little bit crazy.
But there were some
really good ideas in there.
But look, um, what good ideas
are we talking about really?
- You're not getting my point.
- What is your point?
There is the idea, and there's
making people believe in the idea,
and that is the key to
scientific freedom.
And financing.
Exactly, and you need that freedom
to be able to get the good ideas
because they can come
from unexpected places.
Like your son for example.
You know,
I'm gonna walk from here.
Say hello to Rebekka from me!
So why didn't you call me?
I could have picked you up.
I got a lift,
well, sort of a half a lift from
that Jarek guy at the Institute.
What's up with that guy?
I don't have much to do with him.
Don't you get enough
of these at work?
I find them beautiful.
You know, they're such
strange, resourceful organisms;
There's nothing quite
like them on earth...
You don't agree?
I kinda always saw them as redundant.
You know, genetic dead-ends.
But then again after what
I saw today, who knows.
What about this?
They're called Wunderkammer.
They were used in the old
days to display things
that hadn't been classified yet.
Now I'm creating new wonders.
So you're an artist
now and a scientist?
Come on, let's eat something.
- Alright, go on.
- You're not in training, so...
- Tell me.
- What?
- Tell me!
- What!
What do you think?
Tell you what?
About this Easter Gene of yours.
Why do you think I'm here?
- Okay, I'll tell you everything
on one condition. - Okay.
You have to agree to work with me.
Yeah, okay, sure.
To fruitful collaborations!
Okay, that's good!
Because I need your brain.
Just my brain...
Alright, that was a little much.
You had a big impact
on me, you know?
Did I?
You were this unreachable,
kind of, star scientist.
Intelligent and inspiring and
intimidating of course too sometimes.
I mean even now, what you're
doing is brave I suppose.
Why is that?
- Forget about it...
- No, no, no!
Think I'm a little drunk.
You tell me.
Using your son like that.
In the lecture... I can't imagine
what that must be like.
- I'm sorry.
- It's all right.
- I didn't mean to say that.
- Yeah, you did.
Come on Geoff, I'm not criticizing you.
You know, I haven't published
anything significant in four years.
'Publish or perish', remember,
isn't that what we used to say?
They were forcing me out of U-Mass.
But you knew that, right?
They were cutting my funding
until my lab was unworkable...
waiting for me to quit.
They couldn't fire me,
that would make them look bad.
You know, my boy,
he was the only case.
And it killed him.
I'm just trying to find something
positive out of all this.
You know, if I don't,
then what's the point?
But you've made progress.
I think I should go.
- You know, I'm still a little
tired, jet lagged. - Geoff...
Dinner was nice.
Yeah, I'm gonna go.
You look nice, by the way.
See you tomorrow.
No fucking idea...
Hi, it's Sarah, I'm not
available at the moment,
but please leave a message.
So, where is it?
Put it in the fridge.
She'll notice if we take any more.
She's got a whole rack of them.
Anyway, we're doing her a favor.
Her research is a dead end.
You're such a thoughtful guy.
So devoted to her...
Fuck off.
Pass me the next one.
Come on,
there is no time for sleep!
Okay wait, I have some
pussy remedy for you.
One for me and one for you.
Take it. Arrgghh.
You know, Margaret Thatcher,
Iron Woman,
she only sleeps
four hours a night.
Huh, think about it.
None of it was beauty-sleep.
Very strong woman.
I know that.
I'm hungry.
I need to eat something.
I'm hungry.
I need to eat something.
Okay, let's make a break. Come on.
Take it off.
You know, Margaret Thatcher,
she would sleep maybe
12 years in her life.
Normal person, sleeping
25 years - you, 50.
Oww! Son of a bitch...
- Hello...
- Hello.
What are you doing here?
Just working late.
In the mouse house?
Is that where I am?
These hallways all look the same.
Excuse me.
What's wrong?
I don't know.
He's in pain, help him.
He's in pain!
What's he doing with you?
Ah... Shit.
I'm sorry.
- Hey, Sunny, come on.
- Excuse me, excuse me.
Do you know what an axolotl
says to another axolotl?
I love your 'genes'.
Ah, Geoffrey. Excellent timing.
Come in, take a seat.
Geoffrey Burton, Jarek Novak.
Yes, ah, we've met.
Jarek and Rebekka made the initial
breakthrough with the Easter Gene.
I presume she's filled you in by now?
Yeah... She mentioned it.
- Well, I'm sure Jarek here can
bring you up to speed. - Yes.
You're staying at the
guesthouse, right?
I can just pop by when it suits you.
What is your room number?
I'll just... I'll call you.
- You have my number?
- No.
I'm sure Samuel can help you.
Don't mind him Geoffrey.
He means well.
He just forgets, sometimes, that he's
not the only horse on the track.
Yeah, but do you trust him?
I trust all my staff.
Thank you.
Thank you very much.
Bad news?
No. Just the usual
administrative headaches.
Our funders are very generous,
they allow us a good deal of latitude.
But they're just so impatient.
And that's where I come in?
You're an asset
to our team, Geoffrey.
You wouldn't be here if you weren't.
But, I do admit, I hope you're excited
by what Jarek has to show you.
Perhaps even enough to give him
the benefit of your expertise.
You see, that's where
I'm still confused.
I'm sorry, but are you asking
me to collaborate with both?
Jarek and Rebekka?
Well, that's up to you.
I can hardly tell you to stop
your own research, after all
that's why you're here.
But you must admit, this is a
rather unique opportunity...
See, I was under the impression
that this was Rebekka's project.
That the Easter gene
was her discovery.
- You know scientists. Always bickering
over who did what when. - Yeah...
Actually Geoffrey, just between you
and I, this is a bit of a tricky situation.
Rebekka has refused to
collaborate with him any further.
Yeah, why is that?
I don't know. But I can hardly
throw him off the project.
So what's he working on
down there?
I've got him doing some genotyping.
Tinkering away alone in the dark.
That's what suits him best...
On mice?
On Axolotls. He does have some
mice thing - his pet project.
Viral vectors and so forth.
Geoffrey, just meet with him...
I like to thaw him out sometimes.
Is there something wrong?
No. No, I'm just trying
to get my bearings, is all.
- It's easier to work with zebra fish.
- Yeah, I know.
- Hi, Sorry.
- Excuse me.
I'm just finishing up some embryos
It's so funny, I thought this morning,
we're like the yin and yang of mitosis.
You work on cell proliferation
out of control: Cancer.
Me: On perfect cell harmony.
So what's the story
with this Jarek guy?
What do you mean?
What about him?
I don't know. He just seems
kind of secretive. Kinda weird.
I don't know. Samuel thinks
he's some kind of genius.
And with you?
What do you mean?
Were you and he ever...?
Are you joking?
Just asking.
So, what's he actually working on?
I don't know what he's working on.
He doesn't want to tell me.
To be honest I don't really care.
Something related to the
Easter Gene maybe?
Rebekka, Samuel told me.
- Told you what?
- About the Easter Gene.
It wasn't just your discovery, was it?
- It's my discovery.
- But not yours alone.
I'm not a liar, Geoff.
Look, I just want to know what
you're getting me into here.
You say we're working together. Fine.
But I don't even know
whose research it is anymore.
I don't even know who's involved.
Jarek isn't involved
in what I'm doing.
But you did work with him.
Only briefly,
in the very early stages.
I didn't like his style.
He was too reckless.
He tried to dominate my project.
I threatened to quit
if Samuel didn't take him off.
In the end I won.
According to Samuel he's still on it.
It's cosmetic.
You might want to see this.
- Where did you get this?
- I 'retrieved' it from
the mouse house and I suggest
you change your locks.
What do you mean?
Jarek's got a clandestine lab set up.
And I'm, yeah, I'm pretty damn
sure he's trialing your
Easter Gene on mice.
What do you want to do about it?
- I'll deal with it.
- How?
- I'll talk to Samuel.
- Why?
- Why don't we just confront him?
- It won't help.
It's my research, okay?
I want to deal with it my way.
You have to trust me.
Do something, Geoff, help him.
I'll take care of it, okay? I'll fix it.
I'm just going to take
a little bit of blood...
Just a minute!
What's with the gloves?
I'm doing some dishes.
What are you doing here?
I'm taking you to the party.
What party?
Haven't you seen the signs?
It's our big annua...
- Annual.
- Annual get-together.
You have to come.
Everybody will be there.
I don't think so.
You have no choice.
You're my date.
Looks like you got started early.
Is that wrong?
- You want some more?
- Bitte.
You know what that means, 'bitte'?
Yeah, I thought so.
So, what's up
with the trench coat?
Holy shit.
It's an axolotl! Don't you get it?
Me the axolotl woman.
Right... cos?
- It's a costume party!
- I see.
- Come on! I have an idea for you.
- Oh God...
Come, come on.
Oh, sorry.
This is insane. This guy's
trying to steal your research.
Geoff, I, you know, I don't
want to create a fuss. Okay?
I know how to handle Jarek.
It has to be done discreetly.
Listen to me. I know what I saw...
They were fully grown mice.
Not embryos!
Geoff. Please. Can you just...
Can you just leave it,
just for tonight? Please!
I want to have some fun...
feel human for a change.
Please. Okay?
Just tonight.
One night? Promise?
- Promise.
- Now, hold still...
One more thing.
Just wait.
What? You know it's not Boston.
I'm not your intern anymore.
You don't have to feel guilty.
Why did you bring me here?
Hold still.
Was it for work? Or was it
to start something again?
What if I said both?
Then I'd say,
it's not a very good idea.
Look, its, its not that I don't
think you're attractive. I do.
It just feels too...
Yeah, okay.
You're finished.
- Rebekka!
- Here, put that on.
I'll go warm up the car.
Oh, there they are!
Hey! You look great!
Have you both met?
I dunno.
I need a drink.
Do you want anything?
They dream...
Did you know that?
When Drosophila lose contact
from the ground, they fly.
It is instinct. So, we put
them in a flight simulator
and blow banana wind
- smell of banana - at them;
Eventually they sleep
from exhaustion.
Yet we still detect brain
activity from olfactory bulbs,
representing the pattern,
reaction, to banana smell.
Which means: Sleeping fruit
fly dream of banana...
Are you her new boyfriend?
Think you'll get
lucky tonight, huh?
You've been there before, right?
Professor's privilege...
And by the way,
I want my mouse back.
- Your mouse?
- Yes, my mouse.
Give me one good reason
why I just don't go to Samuel
and tell him what you're up to?
- What I'm up to...?
- Yeah.
Tell me, what am I up to?
Well, I know you've stolen
Rebekka's research.
And I saw your stupid
lapdog break into her lab.
There is no 'her research'
or 'my research', Geoff.
We're just one big organism.
Didn't Samuel tell you that? No?
Well, you see that would make
your mouse our mouse then.
And our mouse tells me that
you've been trialing the
Easter Gene on mammals.
And I also know that it's working.
What I don't know is how you did it.
So go on, tell me how you did it!
Come on.
I guess you'll have to
wait and read my paper.
Like everybody else.
Tell me!
Do you need a doctor?
It's his own fault. Fuck him. Come.
Oh, I'm sorry.
It's going to need
some serious stitches.
You okay?
He'! -
No! No! No!
Geoff, what are you doing?
Let's make it right...
You're awake?
Your fever's gone.
You really scared me last night.
What are you doing?
It's quite a dossier you have here.
You always go
through people's stuff?
If you didn't want me to see it,
why's it just lying around?
- You know, I saw Jarek at the club.
We had a nice little chat... - Why?
- Why did you do that?
- Why not?
I saw him grab you. I saw you
talking to him last night after work.
That's what I thought.
- So what! What do you want
me to say? - The truth.
Okay, I had a little fling with Jarek.
So what? It was stupid.
So stupid...
At least I knew who I was fucking.
You called me Sarah last night.
I was delirious. What's your excuse?
Why do I need one?
Listen, I don't care if you were
sleeping with some freak.
What I do care about is everything
you've been telling me lately
sounds like bullshit.
- Bullshit?
- Bullshit.
Okay then, let's just define
'bullshit' for a moment, shall we?
What's bullshit is that you
were never going to leave her.
Despite everything you told me.
I never said anything that
would make you think...
You think that didn't hurt?
I was frightened.
You know, it wasn't just some
little crush on my professor...
I was scared that it could get
out and my career would suffer.
That was a long time ago,
you need to move on.
Get out.
Get out!
You know, you have no idea
what I've had to deal with.
Oh, come on, Geoff! Deal with!
You haven't dealt with anything.
Ah, she's not available
right now. Is this Geoff?
Just put my wife on, please.
She's not your wife anymore.
She doesn't want to talk to you.
Yes, she does.
Every time you call you upset her.
- I'm sick of it!
- Just put her on, Ben!
Hey, who the fuck!
Oh, you fucking...
Come on! Answer the phone!
Where's Rebekka?
Up on the roof.
I need your help.
Rebekka... Please.
- What is it you want from me?
- I can't tell you here.
- I need you...
- Geoff!
- do a blood test.
- Yeah, of course.
- You can run a PCR, right?
- Yeah.
- What are you doing?
- What does it look like I'm doing?
Help me.
Can you please just tell me what's
going on? You're scaring me!
I was bitten by a mouse!
- A lab mouse?
- Yes.
And I'm pretty sure
I've contracted a virus.
That's not possible.
These are the most
pathogen-free mice in the world.
Not if they belong to Jarek.
Now come on, we need a sample from
you too for the negative control.
- I know how it works, Geoff.
- Then do it!
What am I supposed
to be looking for?
Your Easter Gene.
Jarek's using a viral vector to
integrate it into the mammal genome.
Not embryos - fully grown mice.
He scooped you on the mammals, I'm
sorry he did it, but I don't know how.
I'm the proof.
You know what, you're right.
Screw the test!
- Where are you going?
- Where's Jarek?
- I don't know.
- Yes you do!
- Probably in the mouse house.
- The mouse house?
- What are you doing?
- What do you think.
Please. Let me call Samuel.
Oh, now you're gonna call him!
Call Samuel, get him to the
mouse house right now.
- Let's think about this.
- I'm done thinking!
Where are you going? Stop!
- Geoff!
- Squeak is spelt with an 'A', asshole!
- What are you doing?
- You used a viral vector.
- Get off him!
- Come on!
- It was infectious!
- What are you talking about?
You're mouse, it was infectious!
- Get this crazy asshole off me!
- Tell me!
Stop it! Please!
I'm going to fucking
kill you! Get off me.
Get back!
- Jarek.
- Get back.
What's wrong, Jarek?
This is exactly what
you wanted, wasn't it?
Get back!
What are you going to do?
I mean it.
Do it.
- Get back!
- What the hell is going on here?
He just went crazy,
he was attacking us!
Don't listen to him, Samuel!
These guys infected me!
That's a lie. He's done it to
himself. Waldemar, tell him.
- Bullshit.
- It's true. He did.
They lured me here.
In fact you all lured me
and you used the mouse
to infect me and make
it look unintentional.
Put that scalpel down.
Put the scalpel down!
Look at his head.
The cut.
- What cut?
- Shit.
Will someone kindly tell me
what the hell this is all about?
It's healed...
It works. It works in humans!
You fucking back off!
Alright, I see what's going on now.
- I understand your little
collaboration, right? - Geoffrey...
No, I get it now.
You're in on this, too!
What is this 'infection'? Is it viral?
Of course it's fucking viral.
The Easter Gene is an
endogenous retro virus.
Even though these two
geniuses couldn't work it out.
Is this true?
What the hell have you done?
What I have done?
I've just made the
discovery of the century!
This is what I have done.
Me, Jarek Novak. Remember it.
Happy Easter.
discovery's not a cure, right?
That's what you told me.
If the healing's accelerated,
so has the tumorgenesis.
What do you think I got?
A day? Maybe two?
Is this contagious?
Ah, it's alright, Samuel.
I'm pretty god damn sure
that it's blood-borne.
No, Geoff, no!
No, please!
Let me go! Please!
No, please!
Let me go!
Please! Geoff!
Let me go! Please!
I'm not going to be
anybody's specimen.
Geoff, please stop!
Stop please.
There's nothing you can do.
Come back with me,
it's your only chance.
No. I'm going home.
Listen, I made a few changes in the
sequence, but it's basically the same.
- The same as what?
- Burton's Syndrome.
I requested tissue samples when I
heard about your son's condition.
My son?
Why? Why would you do that?
I thought I could help
you somehow. I...
I don't...
You know, when I started
cloning the gene,
I discovered it could
regenerate dying cells.
I mean the tumors are actually a
symptom of cell regeneration.
It's regeneration out of control.
That's what happened to your son.
I wanted you here to share it.
To show it to you,
to make you part of it...
I mean, you are part of it.
I wanted to tell you. I just...
I was waiting for the right time.
What took you so long, huh?
I was afraid to tell you. I didn't
know how you'd react or...
I'm sorry, I went too far with it. I'm...
Because I love you, Geoff.
Don't you see that? I love you.
You love me.
I'm so sorry...
- No, it's fine...
- I never meant for this to happen.
I have my own disease.
You know how funny that is?
I have my own disease.
It was just research to help you.
That's exactly what I
would say to Sarah.
Geoff, where are you going?
Yeah. That's alright!
You're drooling again!
Son of a...
What are you doing?
Please open the door.
Please come out.
Have you got a ticket?
You speak English?
Do you speak English?
Please stop.
Please stop!
Hi, ifs Sarah, I'm not
available at the moment.
Please leave a message
after the beep.
Thank you.
I'm sorry.
I loved him so much.
And it was just hard...
I did love him, I really did.
I really did.
Where is she?
Where is she?
You're awake.
Well, at least you've
got your own room.
No, no. No, don't do that.
You've been very restless
these past few days.
But don't you worry.
Everything is being
thoroughly investigated.
You have been very ill,
but you're all better now.
Your recovery has been remarkable...
Inspirational, in fact.
Do you remember anything?
Where is she?
She's right here. Look.
Listen, old chap.
We're going to have to
keep you in here for a bit.
You're unique, you see?
But just at the moment,
you're a bit of a danger to yourself.
But don't worry.
You'll be all right.
You were really sick,
but you're good now.
You're immune.
Look at this.
Do you see that?
Jarek was right.
Burton's Syndrome is actually
a dormant retrovirus.
We all have it,
it's millions of years old.
Only that your son had a
very special version of it.
And now you.
You're a miracle.
And your son was a miracle.
Why didn't your son recover?
Excuse me, I need to
take some blood.
How was I supposed to know?