Love and Monsters (2020) Movie Script

[young man] I didn't really have
your typical upbringing.
I mean, I did at first,
but then the world ended.
I don't think anyone
was really shocked.
We always thought it might,
and then it just
finally happened.
But how it happened,
now that's where
it gets interesting.
Agatha 616.
Yep, an asteroid
heading straight for Earth.
I know. So obvious.
So, humanity came together,
and we did what we do best.
We shot a bunch
of rockets at it!
And we blew it up!
And it was great!
But it wasn't.
You see, the thing
that makes rockets rockets--
chemical compounds,
a lot of 'em.
Which rained back down on us,
and everything changed.
And by "everything,"
I mean cold-blooded creatures.
And by "changed,"
I mean mutated and started
eating us to death.
Ants, lizards, roaches,
crocodiles. You name it.
There's a lot of 'em.
[wings flapping]
[man screams][loud squish]
I knew this one kid who
was eaten in his sleep by a
goldfish he won at a carnival.
[growls] Man, Todd loved that goldfish.
[cat yowls]
And that cat.[goldfish burps]
So, for most of human history,
if you wanted
to kill a cockroach,
all you needed was a shoe.
Well, suddenly
you needed a shotgun.
And sometimes even a tank.
And sometimes
even that doesn't work.
Especially if you don't stay
in the tank, Bob.
the really big ones and our
military took each other out.
We lost 95%
of the human population
in about a year.
That's a lot of Bobs.
And a lot of Todds.
Those of us who survived,
we hid anywhere we could--
bunkers, caves, panic rooms,
all around the world.
So for the last seven years
I've been living
in an underground bunker.
It's not as bad
as it sounds. Really.
It's a great group of people,
and we all love each other.
It's kinda what I imagined
college would have been like.
[panting][woman] Are you sure
he's asleep?
[man] Who?
Joel. Who else?Yeah. He's asleep.
[woman] Hang on. Shh.[man] He's not awake.
[woman] Are you sure?It's just you.
[woman] I just-- I don't...
[man] Joel. Joel.
[whispering] See?
He's not awake.
It's just you.[woman sighs]
[Joel] Dear Aimee,
I am wide awake.
I've just gotten good
at not really moving
or breathing.
[woman moaning softly]
Being stuck
in a survival bunker
with a bunch of people
who have all found
their soul mate
is less than ideal.
Karen and Ray got together
a few months ago,
so they're still kinda
in their honeymoon phase.
[Karen, Ray continue moaning] It is super physical.
Good for them.
They're both very attractive
and apparently quite flexible.
Hey, life's short.
Especially down here.
Oh. Hey, Ava.Hey, Joel.
Joel. How's it going?It's going good, Tim.
How are you--
How are you doing?Yeah, good.
I couldn't sleep.[Ava] Yeah,
we know the feeling.
Yeah. Probably not
for the same reasons.
Y-You guys's, uh, door's open.
Is that-- Did you know that?
[Ava] Yeah.[Tim] Yeah, we know.
After Tim's parents were eaten
by a swarm of termites,
he and Ava became inseparable.Okay. Good night.
In every way.[Ava, Tim] Good night.
That's the asteroid
they named 616 Agatha.
And these are
all the chemical bombs
they sent up to try and...
[Joel] So, pretty much
everyone's coupled up
down here.
Our first baby
was born last winter.
It was super emotional.
Welcome to the apocalypse, kid.
The food sucks.
At least you'll never know
what you're missing.
Kala and Connor got together
after Carol died.
Carol was a cow
who ate a box
of laundry detergent.
And now we only have one cow.[cow mooing]
Her name's Gertie.
Gertie is great.
Gertie's not
our only food source.
We actually have
a hunting party
that brings back
whatever they can
from the surface.
It was easier
in the beginning, you know,
before we ran out of bullets.
Facing down one of those things
with a janky handmade weapon
is no walk in the park.
Or so they tell me.
I-I don't go
on the hunting parties.
They need me in the kitchen.
I'm kinda the, uh...
[chopping] ...the chef of the bunker.
Everyone likes my minestrone.
Being the only single person
in the bunker
has its perks too.
I get to hang out with Mavis.
Of course, she's not much
for conversation anymore.
Her core battery's shot,
just like every other Mavis,
I'd imagine.
Actually never seen
a working one.
[man] This is the day
Your life will surely change
This is the day
When things fall into place
Sure wish you were here, Aimee.
I'd love for you
to meet everyone.
[Joel] Oh, yeah.
Maybe we could do a little
target practice together.
It's kinda my thing.
Sorry, Mavis.[Gertie moos]
[loud thud]
[rumbling][creatures shrieking]
[people chattering]
[Connor] Hustle, hustle, people.
We gotta move.
[grunting] Guys!
Guys! I got the weapons.
Get what you need,
and let's go.What's happening?
What's going on?
[Connor] We're breached.Breached?
Joel.What do you mean?
inside the bunker breached?
That's what "breached"
means, kiddo.
[whispers] Breached.
Anna Lucia and I will engage.
Anderson and Tim, flank us.
Flank 'em, yeah, okay.
Where do you guys need me?
The rear, or--
I thought
we were past this, Joel.
Past what?
You need help. I can help.
Let me help.You gonna make me say it?
Say what?You can't handle it, Joel.
You're shook.Okay, yeah.
So, you guys
don't get scared ever?[Connor] We get scared.
[Tim] We all get scared, Joel,
but you get really scared.
We're not trying
to make you feel bad.We love you, Joel.
But you're unsafe.
[Tim] You're a liability.Even on supply runs.
Okay, why did that speech
feel so rehearsed?
[creature roars][loud slam on wall]
Connor.[device beeps]
Okay, 30 meters out. Let's move.
[creature growling]
Be careful, Connor-Bear.I will, Kala-Bee.
[growling continues]
[Connor] Load out.
Go with them.
[door closes]
[monitor beeping]
[Karen] They're getting close.
[gasps][Ava] Shit.
[Karen whispers] Oh, my God.
[Anderson] It's got one of 'em.[Karen] What about the others?
They're coming back.
[door latch rattles]Joel!
They need help. I'm going.
[Kala] Joel! Wait!
[faint thump][creature chirping]
[loud electrical spark]
[whispering] Connor?[faint groan]
[creature growling]
[squishing, munching]
[creature chittering,
[creature chirping]
[arrow fires][creature shrieks]
[slashing][object thuds]
[creature's body falls]
[gasping, exhales]
Did I shoot it, or did you?
What do you think?
[Joel] Oh, and I have a pretty
severe freezing problem.
But I am working on it.
[pop ballad playing]
[speakers: pop ballad
continues playing]
[woman whispering]
How is it looking?I think it looks really good.
Does it look like me?Yeah.
Are you sure that
this pose looks natural?
I think it's really good.
What are you doing?
Don't move.
Will you let me see it?Don't-- Don't move. Aimee.
I really wanna see it.[growls]
[laughs] Can I see it?
What do you think?
Why do I have a beard?
No, that's shading.
I did the shading.
My head is-- is so large.
You have a big head.And my hand is so tiny.
You have tiny hands.
I love it. I frickin' love it.
That's super sweet,
'cause it's terrible.[Aimee laughs]
I got you something too.What?
I don't know if
these are the right ones.
No way. These are the ones
that I-I-I wanted to get.
Ooh. Hello.
What's happening right now?Uh--
Are you okay?Yeah, I'm dancing
with my shoulders.
Oh, yeah.Oh, yeah.
[Joel murmuring][pop ballad continues playing]
This has been the best summer
of my life.
Mine too.
What are you doing?
Do you know what time it is?Uh, I think
it's, like, 6:30.
Aimee, you're--
you're scaring Crocodile Carl.
Okay, look away, Crocodile Carl.
Oh. Look away.
Hey, I get it.
[Aimee giggles]I get it.
[kissing][pop ballad continues playing]
[sirens wailing][explosions]
[sirens continue wailing]
We need to go.
I'm scared.
[creature shrieking]
[Joel] Dear Aimee, This week
has been especially shitty.
We lost Connor
to what looked like
a really big ant.
Helps me to draw them.
I try to capture their essence,
scribble down some notes
on how to kill them.
Sometimes I think
it's the only way I know
how to cope with these things.
[frequency squeals,
static crackling]
[switch clicks]This is 7045.
Come in, 3022.
I repeat, come in, 3022. Over.[switch clicks]
[woman] This is 3022.
What is it now, Ray?
Hey, Janice.
No, it's actually--
It's, uh, Joel.
[chuckles] Oh. Joel.Yeah.
All right.
Hold on one second.
Aimee, it's Ray!
It's Joel.
Thanks, Janice.
[Aimee] Joel! Hey!Hey, Aimee! Hi!
How are you? Hi. Yeah, I, uh--
I'm good.
It's so good
to hear your voice. I'm so sorry.
I heard on the open frequency
that one of you guys
got killed.
Yeah. Breached the bunker.
Wow. Actually got inside?
Yeah. It's the first time
it's happened.
It was kinda scary.
Did you have to fight it too?
Yeah. Yeah, a little.
I had to fight it
a little bit.
Actually got super ripped
since the last time
you saw me, so--
Oh. Wow![giggles]
Super ripped, huh?
Yeah, I was kidding.
I'm not super ripped.
That was just a bad joke.
Well, I'm glad you're okay.
Thanks. Yeah.
I am still kinda blown away
that you were even able to
find my colony on this thing.
I know.
It's pretty crazy.
'Cause I found it
on the first one.
What are the odds?
[both chuckle][Aimee] Crazy.
Yeah. No, I-- I called--
I called, like, 90.
[Aimee laughs][uncomfortable chuckle]
Hey, you know what I, uh--
know what I wish sometimes? What?
That I could, like,
s-snap my fingers and be back
in that car with you.
Man, that'd be nice.
Yeah. Too bad it's, uh...
you know, impossible.
Kinda feels like everything
is impossible these days.
Taking care
of this whole colony
is exhausting.
I, uh--
I-I write you letters.
Yeah. Yeah,
I-I write you letters
Aw!All the time.
I'd love to read 'em.
I would love to read them to--[static surges, stops]
No. Aimee?[switches clicking]
Aimee?[static buzzing]
[static stops]
[Joel] We've lost
a lot of people over the years.
You'd think you'd get numb
to it after a certain point.
You don't.
[people shouting, chattering]
I'm sorry.Thank God!
Where have you been, Joel?
We have to go right now.
Say your goodbyes,
get in the car.
I should go.Maybe you should
come with us.
No, my mom is waiting.
I'm sorry.[creature roaring]
Get in the car!
Aimee, you need
to hurry home now!
I want you to have this.What? This is Crocodile Carl.
It's your good luck charm.
Be careful.You too.
[people continue
chattering, shouting][sirens wailing]
I love you.
I love you too.
I'm gonna come find you.
You better.
[Aimee's voice] You better.
[Anna Lucia]
I wanna know how it got in.
[Ray] It appears
to have ripped through
one of our perimeter defenses.
[Ava] What,
it ripped through steel?
[Tim] Anderson and I resealed
the breach point and the vent.
Nothing's getting
in that way again.
But why did it happen?
It was a freak occurrence.
There's no reason to think
it'll happen again.
[Ray] We should try
to stay calm.[all arguing]
How far away
is Aimee's colony?[arguing stops]
What?Aimee's colony.
How far away is it?About 85 miles.
How long does that take
to get there?
You're not actually thinking
of going?
Tim, just... humor me.
How long?Seven days. Minimum.
An armed and trained
hunting party would be lucky
to last 50 miles on the surface.
But you, Joel...
All right, now I need volunteers
to help reinforce
some of the outer perimeter.
[Anna Lucia]
Yeah, I'm gonna go.[all chattering]
Ava's got this.[Karen] Exactly.
I'm gonna go.
It's an impossible journey,
No, I'm serious.
I love you guys,
but there's one person
in this world
who ever truly made me happy,
and she's only 85 miles away.
And I'm gonna go see her.
That felt awesome.
[Joel] Dear Aimee,
I am done hiding.
I'm done waiting
for things to get better.
It's time to take matters
into my own hands.
Time to let someone else
make the minestrone.
I'm taking a radio, even though
it doesn't have power.
But I'm gonna take it anyway.
Wish me luck, Gertie.[Gertie moos]
Mavis, take care of her.
You're not joking,
are you?
Nope. Nope, I'm not.
He's not joking.
We're not letting you leave,
Joel. You're needed here.
Tim, no, I'm not. Come on.
I don't do anything.
Joel, that's not true.
You fix the radio.
You make the minestrone.
[exhales] Okay.
Doesn't sound as important
when I say it out loud.
I appreciate you trying.
Really, I do.
I just don't feel like
I belong anywhere.
I don't really wanna die
all alone at the end
of the world, so...
Look, I know you guys
all just think of me as,
like, some little, pathetic,
adorable hedgehog.
But I can take care of myself.
I'm actually probably a lot
stronger than you might think.
We made you a map.Thanks, Karen.
Just... take care.
Everything will try
to kill you.Oh.
Be observant.
Use the advantages
that you have.
You're fast and small, so...Right.
Don't fight.
Just run and hide.Don't fight.
Thanks, Ray.
You're an asshole
if you get eaten.
I love you guys. Tell Aimee
I'll see her in seven days.
[Anderson] We believe in you.[Tim] Love you, buddy.
[grunts, panting]
[inhales deeply]
Where am I?
Well, it's not super useful.
Okay, well, you know what?
We know we gotta head west.
Well, let's just... do that.
Start with something easy. West.
Nope, it's this way.
West is this way.
Split the difference.
Go this way.
Done. First decision made.
[Joel] Dear Aimee,
I am doing it.
I'm really doing it!
I thought it'd be way worse.
So far, it's not too bad.
I've seen a lot of signs
of death, but no actual death.
So cross your fingers.
Monster eggs.
Trying to stay positive.
Weather's nice.
Getting some fresh air.
What else can I tell ya?
Wham-O--[creatures chirping]
[wings fluttering]No.
[footsteps]Run and hide.
Hide in the house.
Hide in the house.
[creature shrieks][clattering, glass breaking]
[deep, low croaking]
[barks][Joel whimpers]
No, no, no. No!
[barking continues][grunts] No!
No, no, no! [screaming]
[growling]Yes! Bite it! Bite it off!
[frog shrieks]
Wait. Wait, wait,
wait, wait, wait!
Where are you going?
[roaring, croaking]
Whoa, that was so cool.
Nice place.
Can I sit?[whines]
You all alone?
Me too.
Is that your name?
Boy? Your name is Boy.
I'm Joel.
Nice to meet ya.
Thanks, uh...
Thanks for saving my life, Boy.
[growls, whines]Is this a dress?
Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Sorry.
Okay, I won't touch it again.
Was that your owner's?
It's okay.
You don't have to talk about it.
Wait. Did you think I was her?
I'm gonna lie down too.
Is that o--
No, it's okay.
Just my backpack.
You know,
I had a girl, too, once.
Think you would've really
liked her. Yeah, you guys
would totally get along.
She loves dogs.
I mean, all animals.
She's a big animal lover.
I haven't seen her
in seven years.
Long time. That's why
I'm trying to go find her.
I haven't told anyone this,
but I'm kinda nervous about it.
[Boy whining]
Good night, Boy.
[creature calling, faint]
[creature honking response,
Weakness: dogs.
That's you.
You wouldn't happen to have
a power source to a ham radio
in here, would you?
'Cause I have a...
Never mind.
Huh. Lipstick.
Hey, would you mind
if I kept this?
All right, well... this is it.
Thanks for having me.
I should...
stop talking to a dog.
Okay. I'll see ya.
[sighs] Okay.
[bus door opens][Boy whines]
Oh, hey, hey, hey.
No, no, no. None of that.
Something might hear you.
You wanna come with me?
Okay. You can come.
Let's go. Come on.
Uh-- What--
Yeah, we can bring that.
You want me to put it in my bag?
Okay. It's okay.
I'm gonna keep it safe.
I promise.
[growls, groans]
Going in the safe backpack.
Okay, you ready?
Let's go. Come on.[barks]
Okay, that's really
gonna have to stop.
Feels good, actually,
having company.
[growls][insect squeals]
There's a weight
That's pressing down
Late at night
You can hear the sound
Even the noise you make
When you sleep
[Joel] Dear Aimee, Guess what.
I got a dog,
and he's the coolest.
His name is Boy.
He saved my life
from a giant frog in a pool
who tried to eat me
with his tongue.
And then we hung out
on his bus. Man,
do we make a great team.
We found out we have
a ton in common too.
I feel like
we can talk about anything.
You gotta see us out here.
We're like this iconic duo.
I don't know. Feels like
when we're together,
we're unstoppable.
Hey. What are you doing?
What you got in there?
[clattering][Boy yips]
Oh, my gosh. Yeah. Go. Go![creature chittering]
We gotta go! Come on!
[song continues playing, faint]
Berries. [gasps]
Sustenance. Perfect.
[thump]Ow. Ow!
[growls]Ow! What--
What are you doing?
Uh--[Boy barking]
But they look so good.
[Boy barks, whines]
Yeah, you know what?
I don't think
I should eat these.
[Joel] It's crazy the things
you forget about the world.
Like the smells.
The grass,
the trees, the flowers.
Sure, you get the occasional
bloody corpse, but...
[groans, coughing]
[loud groan, spits]
[grunts, sighs]
[whispers] Oh, no.
I fell in a hole.
[whines]Okay, I just gotta...
climb out.
I can climb out.
[creature chitters]
[whispers] Oh, no.
This is bad.
Oh, this is so bad.[barking]
Stop. Stop it. Shh. Stop it.
[creature chitters]
[rustling][chittering continues]
[chittering continues]
[roars, chittering]
[rustling continues][chittering continues]
It's a rope, you numbskull!
Put it around your foot
and grab on!
Okay, come on! Hold on! [grunts]
Pull up! [screams]
You wanna look at 'em? Oh, shit![groaning]
Minnow, finish 'em off.
[pin clicks]
One, two, three, four and--
[Joel yelps]
Are we-- [groans, spits]
[exhales]Always count to five.
Was that a samurai sword?
Why'd you fall
into a Sandgobbler's nest?
I didn't mean to, you know.
I was just-- I was walking.
What's your name?Joel.
Joel Dawson.
I'm, uh, Clyde.
This is Minnow.
You're lucky
we weren't monsters.
You were yelling like a girl.
[high-pitched voice]
"This is bad! This is so bad!"
Okay, I don't sound like that.
My voice is not
that high-pitched.
Yeah, it is.Yes, it is.
It was higher than mine,
and I'm eight.
What in God's name are you
doing up here alone anyway?
I'm not alone.
I've got Boy too.[whines]
Oh, wait, no! No, wait, wait!
[Joel groans]Oh, my God, it's a puppy!
[Minnow] Come here, Boy!
Come here, Boy!
They almost killed my dog.Hi, Boy!
Hi! [giggles][Clyde chuckles]
So, uh, what happened
with your colony, man?
They kick you out?
No, I actually left on my own.
Something I had to do.You stole food, didn't you?
He's a food stealer.Yeah.
No, I didn't steal any food.Right.
Me and my colony
were really close.
Like family. Okay?
They were super upset
that I left.
[creature roaring, faint]
Time to go, Minnow.Time to go? Why?
So, what--[growling continues]
What, uh--
What was that?
What's going on?
Could've been a lot of things.[Minnow] Tree Flamer.
Herd Stomper.
[scoffs] Rockdiver.
Limbsnapper. Limbcrusher.
And my favorite-- the Chumbler.
[Joel] Okay, I get it.
A lot of-- A lot of names.
[Clyde] Whatever it is,
it took your screams
for the dinner bell.
If it's got your scent,
it's gonna be on you
for a while.
Hey, maybe I could,
like, I don't know,
come with you guys.
Which way you headed?
Going west.
To the coast. Jenner Beach.
Yeah. We're not
cutting north just yet.
Not cu--
Not cutting north just yet.Come on. Come on.
Yeah. Whatever you want.
You guys want me
to come, I'll come.
Come on.
That's a good, uh--
good little workout.
[Clyde] A girl, huh?
Yeah. [groans]
You left a nice, safe colony
to travel all the way
to the ocean
for a girl you ain't seen
since you were, what, 17?
No, I know what you're thinking.
I know how it sounds.
It's crazy.
But... I don't know.
If you knew our connection,
you'd probably feel differently.
We actually just got back
in touch over the radio
a few weeks ago.
And it's still there.
It's just magical. And so sweet.
She loves me too, so a "pick up
right where we left off"
kind of thing.
It's still there.You ever hear the term
"fool's errand"?
All right, what, so I'm a fool
because I believe in true love?
No, you're a fool
because you're out here alone,
you don't know a thing
about survival...
Wind. shoot for shit,
yet you got an attitude
like you're some kind
of noble warrior
floating on the wings of love.
Doesn't work like that.Okay.
Super encouraging speech.
Damn it.You're braining out.
Huh?Braining out.
Thinking too much.
I always clear my mind
and say to myself,
"a needle through water."
"A needle through water"?
Trust me.
My dad was the best archer
in my colony.
Oh, really? Okay.
Then how come he's not the one
giving me the lessons?
'Cause I'm not her dad.
Yeah, my dad got killed.
Back when we lived
in the subway station.
Along with Elliot.
Uh, wh-who's Elliot?
My son.
Oh, I'm sorry.No need to be sorry.
We all have stories like that.
Don't we?
Needle through water.
Needle through water.
Hey, that was pretty close.
It was better.It was really good, right?
Tell you what, kid.
You gonna hang with us,
you need to know stuff.
Yeah. Okay.
First lesson.Yeah. Hit me.
Always survey from high ground
when possible.
Helps you spot the big ones
in advance.
It's nice to know that thing's
not following us anymore.
No, no, it's definitely still
following us. Just saw it.
Chumbler.I knew it.
Big son of a bitch too.Big sumanabitch.
[groans]Got your scent too, man.
It's gonna be hard to shake.Then why are we
still standing here?
Chumblers aren't fast.
We gotta keep moving.Mmm.
Should've already been gone.
It's got my scent.[Clyde] Oh, yeah, it does.
[Clyde] Comin'?Yeah!
Where you guys headed anyway?[Clyde] North.
To the mountains.What's up there?
A, uh, place called
Snow Mountain Wilderness.
Supposed to be some kind
of colony up there
full of survivors.
The cold and elevation
help to keep the monsters away.
You should definitely
come with us.
Well, I would, but, you know--
You gotta go
find your girlfriend.
Yeah, yeah.Uh...
If you knew her,
you'd really like her.
She's a super cool person.
Well, she's not gonna like you,
'cause you can't even get out
of a Sandgobbler's nest.
And honestly,
I just like you 'cause
you have a really cute dog.
Hurts my feelings.You're so useless.
[Clyde grunts]
It just means
she likes you, man.
She's, uh--
She's been through a lot.
So annoying.
Don't move.
Oh, my God. Why?Give me your shirt.
[rumbling]My shirt? What do you mean?
Your shirt, man.
Give me your shirt.
Okay.Get-- Hurr-- Come on.
Do what he says, Joel.Give me your shirt.
[rumbling continues]Shut up. I'm trying.
Easy. Take it easy.
That's it. That's it.Is it a Chumbler?
What is it called?
Take it easy. Lean over, man.
If I don't make it--Shh, shh.
That's it. That's it.[gasping, whimpering]
[gasps]Shh, shh, shh, shh.
Just stay very still.
[trembling whisper]
[Clyde] Okay, buddy.
Shh, shh, shh, shh.
Easy does it.
[growling continues]It's okay.
You're okay.
It's okay.
You're all right.
All right. Okay, now.
On your way.[roars]
Okay, now.
All good.
On your way now.[roaring continues]
On your way.
Good boy. Good boy.
What you so scared for?
Boulder Snails are nice.
There can be nice ones?
You can always tell
in their eyes.
Just look at their eyes.
This one probably
saved our lives too.[whispers] Saved our--
Gonna spread your scent
all over this hillside.
Shoot. That old Chumbler
ain't gonna know
which way to go.
[Joel] So the Chumbler's
gonna follow my shirt?
[Boulder Snail roars]Thank you, Mr. Boulder Snail.
Thank you,
Mr. Boulder Snail![slurred] Thank you.
[Clyde] Yeah, they're
very sensitive, you know.
[Joel whimpers]
But they'll crush your ass...
in a second.
[creatures roaring,
chittering, faint]
What you working on, man?
Just a little project I started
a while back in my colony.
Every time we encountered
a new monster,
I'd just make a little entry.
[Clyde] Mm-hmm.
A drawing.
Um, just some info about it.
You know, strengths, weaknesses.
Stuff like that.
Made me feel like
I was helping out, you know.
You're a pretty good artist.Thanks.
I seen this one. Ugly bastard.Yeah.
Doesn't like loud noises.Oh, yeah.
Also doesn't like
shotgun blasts to the head.
Might wanna add that.
Shotgun to the face.
Yeah. Got it.Oh.
Do you mind if I...Oh, sure.
Yeah. Oh, thanks. Thanks.
Oh, wow.Yeah.
I was 16 when it hit.
Yeah, they sent
everything up at once
to take her down.
They had the balls
to call us the lucky ones
just 'cause whatever the hell
was in those things
didn't affect us.
Ain't nothing lucky about
getting kicked off the top
of the food chain.
Yeah, my parents thought
if we could just make it out
of Fairfield,
we might have a shot.
Wait, wait, wait.
You're from Fairfield?
Yeah. Why?
Man, I've never met anyone
who made it out of Fairfield.
That place
was basically ground zero.
Shit, I've only heard
horror stories.
it was pretty bad.
Your parents, uh...
Oh, uh, no.
[clears throat]
No, it's just me.
Couldn't save 'em.
You putting that on yourself?
You're from Fairfield, man.
You shouldn't even be here.
You're more of a survivor
than I thought.
That's the coolest thing
anyone's ever said to me.
It's a good start.
Keep it up.
Book like this could save
someone's life out here.
Thanks, Clyde.
[Boy whines]
You, um...
sure your girl's worth it?
Coming all this way?
Yeah, she is.
[Minnow] Don't settle, Joel.
She's right.
You don't have to.
Not even at
the end of the world.
[Joel groans]
[Boy whines]Okay! Time to break camp!
Let's go!
[Joel] Uh, wh--
Lesson two.
You get a hot meal
or a good night's sleep.
Not both.Not both.
Are you being serious?
Something will have smelled
our food and be all over
this camp within the hour.
Why wouldn't you tell me that,
though? Uh, I didn't--
I didn't do either.
I can't tell you everything,
man. Keep up.
[chittering, faint]
"Roar! I'm gonna kill you,
Joel Dawson! I'm gonna eat you
like broccoli!"
[Minnow growling]
"I'm Joel,
and I can't protect
my girlfriend
because I'm useless and insecure
and an awkward little teenager."
"But I need you to save me!
I thought you loved me."
"But I can't because--"
[sputtering, shrieking]
What?That's your girlfriend
What?A needle through water.
A needle through water.
Needle through water.
Yes! See? Bull's-eye!
[groans] Oh.
Got yourself
an admirer there, huh?
Hey, we gotta get going.
Uh, okay.
Come on. Come on.
We gotta go. We--
Minnow? What are you doing?
[Joel] Dear Aimee,
I made friends.
Human friends.
And they're teaching me
everything they know.
[creature squeals]
Like lesson three:
Don't take shortcuts.
Lesson eight:
Target practice every day.
I'm getting pretty good
with my crossbow.
[Minnow laughs] See?[Clyde] Pretty good.
Lesson ten:
Keep your socks dry.
That's a great one.
I'm kinda struggling
with lesson two: Not both.
That one is not great.
[Clyde] Not both. Not both.
[clap]Come on, Joel. Not both.
I'm super tired.
All right, a lot of things
out here you shouldn't touch
or eat,
but, uh, ferns like these
have an antivenom.
Good in a pinch
for snakes, slugs.
Great entry for your book.Yep, got it.
The insect-looking ones
got no peripheral vision.
No peripheral-- Ah!
The lizard-looking ones
can't climb for shit.
The amphibian-looking ones
like to hide, lure ya in,
eat ya whole.
[grunts]Then there are
the Sandgobblers.
Those guys are badasses.
Yeah, I know.
I fell into their hole.
What you saw were worker bees.
What you wanna avoid
under all circumstances
is a queen.
How do I know if it's a queen?
Well, your first clue would be
a giant fin slicing
through the earth,
following every single sound
and vibration you make.
You howling in pain...[shrieks] you're being ripped
in half will be your second.
I'll keep that in mind.
Well, we're getting close
to where our paths diverge.
You're gonna wanna go west
to Jenner, the beaches.
Or you can be sensible,
come with us to the mountains.
Yeah, um, I think I've been
sensible all my life,
and it's really
gotten me nowhere.
Come with us.
Strength in numbers, you know?
think we'd make a good team.
No, I think so, too.
I just, uh--
It's just something I gotta do.
It's not fair.
Wh-- Hey. Wha--
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Whoa, whoa. What's going on?
Why do you gotta go?
'Cause this girl,
she means a lot to me.
You know?
Come on.
You know I gotta do this.
We talked about this.
Hey, you know what?
I got something for ya.
I don't even know if you'd know
what this is, but--
[laughs] What?Yeah.
[giggles]Yeah, it's lip--
I take back
what I said before.
Aimee's gonna love you.
Thanks, Minnow.
You got some snot.
[laughs] Yeah.[Joel chuckles]
All right. Come on.
Final lesson.
Listen to your instincts
out here.
They'll keep you alive.
Yeah. What if I have,
uh, terrible instincts?
You'll die.
Listen, man, good instincts
are earned by making mistakes.
If you're lucky enough
to survive a few mistakes,
you're gonna be
okay out here.
This might come in handy, too.
Oh, that's great.
Do you have, uh--
Do you have any more
that I could have?
You get one.
Pull the pin, count to five.
Not four, not six.
Got it.
You're gonna be okay.
Let's go, kid.
Hey, man, you made it
all this way from Fairfield.
What's another 30 miles, huh?
[Boy barking]
[Clyde] Uh-oh, here he comes.
Hi.[Clyde chuckles]
Hey there.
[Boy whines]
I know.
I'm gonna miss 'em, too.
It's a good decision,
though. It's good.
You feel good about it,
Come on, Boy.
[no audible dialogue]
Aw, I'm okay.
I'm just gonna--
You can have that.
I'll just stick
to the beans.
I'm good.[whines]
I'm not gonna eat that,
Hey, come on.
We gotta keep moving.
I know. There's a lot
of creepy stuff. Creepy boats.
Kind of a creepy sign.
But nothing
we haven't seen before.
Just gotta be brave.
[Boy whines]What...
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
What's going on?
What's happening?
You okay?[barks]
You hearing something, Boy?[barks]
Boy, Boy, Boy! Boy!
Hey! Boy! Boy! Boy!
Boy! Are you okay?[whines]
I need some kind
of communication here.
[chittering, faint]
Oh. I hear it.
[chittering continues]
We gotta go. Hey.
We really gotta go.
Please get out
from under the duck.
[whispers] We gotta go.
[high-pitched warbling]
[warbling stops]
[Boy whines]
[Boy barks]
[Boy barks]
[woman] Joel. You okay?
You okay?
Joel! Get out of the car!
Joel, get outta the car!
[people screaming][gasping]
Run, Joel, run!
Run! Go!
[mother] You can survive this.
I love you. I love you.
[barking, whining]
[shrieking, roaring]
Are you okay?
Yeah! Yeah, you're okay!
You're okay!
You're okay.
You're okay. You're okay.
Aren't you? Aren't you?
We're monster killers.
[thunder rumbling, crashing]Whoo-ooh!
Ah! [laughs]
You know, I haven't felt
the rain in seven years.
Pretty cool.
Pretty cool.
Hey, Boy,
you think I'm crazy?
Coming all this way?
[female electronic voice]
[Boy growls]
[electronic whirring, beeping]
Holy shit.
You're alive.
I mean... you're on.
I have 51 minutes of power left.
What is your name?
Uh, I'm Joel.
My name is Joel.Hello, Joel.
I am so pleased to meet you.
My name is Mavis.
But if you were to write it out,
you would write it
with a 1 and not an I.
Yeah, I know.
You are familiar
with the Mav1s line.
You guys were supposed to be
the next amazing thing.
I can't believe
I'm talkin' to one.
But if you were to write it out,
you would write it
with a 1 and not an I.
Yeah. You said that.
Years ago, I was bitten in half
by something
I did not get a chance to name.
I crawled here for safety
and powered down,
hoping someone
would one day find me.
And here you are!
Joel, besides
conversing with me,
for which
I am eternally grateful,
may I ask what you are doing
outside of your colony?
Yeah, um--
Did you steal food?
No, I didn't steal
any food.
Um, I'm actually on a quest...
to find a girl.
Why, Joel, a lovely lady
has caught your eye!
What is her name?
Uh, her name's Aimee.
With one I and two E's.
She sounds like
an incredible person, Joel.
Is there anything
I can do to assist you
in your quest for Aimee
with one I and two E's?
Nope. Appreciate it, Mav1s,
but, uh, unfortunately not.
Unless you happen
to have a power source
to an SK-21 ham radio handy.
Oh, no, but--
I would be honored to donate
my remaining power to you
if it would help you
with your quest for Aimee
with one I and two E's.
She probably thinks
I've been devoured by now.
Oh, this is all so exciting!
It's working.Hooray!
3022? Come in, 3022.
[Aimee] Joel?Aimee! Hey. Hey.
Your colony told me you were
coming here. Are you okay?
I was worried.
It's so good
to hear your voice.
Yeah, it's good to hear yours,
too. Yeah, I'm alive. I'm good.
I'm okay.
I-I-I can't believe
you're actually doing this.
I know. It's crazy.
Aimee, I cannot wait
to tell you everything.
I feel like a whole new man,
you know?
You should see me out here.
I'm fighting monsters.
I'm in a motel right now
with a robot and a dog.
What? That sounds crazy.
How far are you
from Jenner Beach?
Um, how far?
I'm getting close.
I'm, um...
I'm 9.3 miles to you.
Joel, listen.
I have amazing news.
Some survivors showed up
a few days ago,
and they're rescuing us.
They're gonna get us
out of here!
They're really helping me
with the colony.
Oh. Okay, g-getting you out
of there? What do you mean?
I can't remember the last time
I actually felt like
everything was going to be--
Wh-- Aimee?
Aimee? Aimee?
My battery
has automatically shut down
in order to preserve
my final 15 minutes of power.
I am very sorry, Joel.No, it's okay, Mav1s.
You don't have to...[thunder rumbling]
[electronic humming]
I haven't been outside
in a very long time.
Yeah. I hadn't, either.
There you go.Is something troubling you,
You can tell me anything,
as I am an empathetic listener.
Also, my memory banks
will be permanently erased
in 14 minutes.
You know that feeling
where you just completely
put yourself out there?
You know?
And you're so sure of it.
And... right when you're
about to cross the finish line,
you just think
is this the dumbest... thing
I ever could've done?
I don't think it's dumb,
I think it's romantic.
Right, see?
Yeah, okay, you get it.
Romantic, that's what--
Do not give up
on your quest, Joel.
When you see her,
she will appreciate
the grand romantic gesture
implied by your journey
and be moved by your kindness
and leadership qualities.
Thanks, Mav1s.
Another option
is that Aimee will not see
those qualities in you
and you will have traveled
a great distance
only to be met
with disappointment.
Perhaps you will have learned
valuable lessons along the way?
A third option
is that you don't
survive the journey at all
and get eaten
by mutated insects...
Okay, that's-- I get it....amphibians--
There are so many ways
you could perish.
I get it.
Thanks for the...
Thanks for that.
Would you like
to see a trick, Joel?
What is your full name,
and where were you born?
Uh, Joel Dawson.
Fairfield, California.
What lovely parents
you had, Joel.
Oh, my God.
I don't even have a picture.
What would you say
to your mother now, Joel,
if you had the chance?
I guess I'd tell her I'm okay.
I made it to a colony.
Met a lot of really,
really good people
who took really good care of me.
They also lost a lot, so...
And I miss you guys so much.
I'm so sorry.
[faint humming, chirping]
Oh, look! Sky Jellies!
They're harmless
and quite lovely.
Oh! Canis familiaris!
You found my foot.
Thank you.
That's my dog.He's delightful.
Yeah, he's a good boy.
Joel, would you like
to hear a song?[humming, chirping continue]
Yeah, okay.
[Mav1s playing
"Stand by Me" by Ben E. King]
When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon
Is the only light we'll see
[song continues, faint]
You know, nature's kinda nice
when there's nothing trying
to kill you.
Oh, I won't be afraid
[song stops]
[Joel] Some survivors
showed up at the camp.
That's not something
I gotta worry about,
you don't think, right?
I mean, what are the odds
that they're, like, awesome
and similar to my age
and potentially a threat
to me romantically?
Slim to none, probably.
I think it's good, actually.
I think we're totally,
uh... fine.
Actually, why don't we pick up
the pace a little bit,
just in case--
Okay, you know what?
Why don't we go
another way. Yeah?
Boy, where you going?
[rumbling][branches cracking]
[chittering, growling]
Run, Boy! Run!
[Boy yips]Get--
Go, go! Go![yipping continues]
[shouts] Wait!
Boy, I can't run that fast!
[barking, whimpering]
Shh-shh-shh-shh-shh-shh-shh.[whines softly]
[roaring, shrieking]
Shh-shh-shh. Shh.
[whines softly]
Shh. Shh, shh, shh, shh.
Oh, my God. Oh, I'm so sorry.
I'm sorry.
What are you doing?
Don't you dare.
Whoa, whoa.
What are you doing?[yips]
No. Wait, Boy!
[whimpers]Boy, don't even
think about it.
Don't. Don't you do it.
Don't. Don't. No![barks]
[grunts][barking continues]
[queen chittering]
Count to five.
One, two--
Two. Uh, three, four...
[hot dog squeaks]
Yes! Oh, my God!
Oh, that was awesome.
I feel like Tom Cruise.
[grunts] Oh! Ow.
What the hell is--
[groans] Ow!
Ow! [groans]
[gasping, panting]
Oh, my God.
Ow! Ow!
Get that dress
out of my face!
[grunting continues]
Oh, f...
[gasping, gagging]
Oh, no.
[panting, screaming]
Okay, all right,
I think I'm good.
I think I got 'em all.
God! No! [grunting]
[screaming, gasping]
[shouting] You! You! You!
This is all your fault!
What is wrong with you?
Why don't you listen to me,
huh? Huh?
You have any idea
what you just did?
You just almost got us killed!
We are supposed to care
about each other, okay?
I would never do that
to you, never!
You bailed on me! Oh, my God!
That freakin' dress!
I can't take it anymore!
[rock ballad playing]
[man] Think I'm coming down
[Joel] Dear Aimee,
It's not looking good.
And by "it,"
I don't remember
what I was talking about.
Coming down
I can't feel my feet.
Or my face.
Coming down[screams]
I think I'm dying.
You know
I think I'm coming down
[Minnow] I'm gonna kill you,
Joel Dawson! I'm gonna
eat you like broccoli!
[Clyde] Ferns like these
have an antivenom.
Good in a pinch
for snakes, slugs.[gasping]
[whimpering continues]
[bells jingling, clanging]
If you find the best dog ever,
that's Boy.
Please, look after him.
Tell him I'm sorry.
Have you seen my dog? Tell him I love him.
Have you seen him?
I yelled at him.
And don't take his dress
out of his mouth.
He doesn't like that.
And now I might not
ever see him again.
And please don't shout at him.
I know you won't.
Oh, my God.
It's you.Aimee?
I can't believe you made it.
Oh, my God.
I can't believe
you made it.
You made it,
Are you okay?Yeah, yeah.
Oh, you're so beautiful.
[woman] Tears in waves
Minds on fire
Nights alone by your side
That was nice.
[speakers: song playing, faint]
Aimee.Hey, hey, hey, hey.
T-T-Take it easy.
Take it easy.
Still pretty messed up
from all the poison.
How do you feel?
I feel-- I'm good.
Good. No, I'm f--
I-I'm okay.
What was it like? I mean,
you have to tell me everything.
Honestly, it wasn't that bad.
I don't know what everyone's
complaining about.
Oh?No, it was terrible.
I almost... died a lot.
It's so good to see you.
I'm lucky you found me
when you did.
About that, um...
And hey, we... kissed.
You were hallucinating
pretty hard.How amazing was that, huh?
You kissed Old Pete.
Hi, Pete.Oh. Yeah.
[Joel laughs]
That'd be hilarious.
Oh, yeah,
I really did.
I don't know how
to move on from this.
What was that you said
on the radio about, uh--
Yeah. This yacht captain
and his crew show up
out of the blue.
Did you say a yacht captain?Yeah, yeah.
And he says he can find us
a safe place to live
and a new home.
I'm trying to pack
everything up right now.
Why is he called
a yacht captain?
'Cause he's the captain
of the yacht, you moron.
Oh, my God.
Be nice, Bill.
What?I'm trying to listen.
So anyway, I just wanted to say
something to you, though--
Aimee! Aimee!
We got another leak
in the main line.
Bastard's spitting freshwater
all over the beach!
Yeah, yeah, thank you, Janice.
I'll be right there.
Oh.Hi, Joel.
Hey, Janice.
Good to meet you.
Please--Everyone's so old.
You came at a crazy time.Yeah.
Can we put a pin in this?Yeah.
Put a pin in it. Sure.
Hey, man.
It's all falling apart, Aimee.
I don't know
what's happening here.
What can we do?
[Aimee] Yeah, I know, Janice.
I'm sorry.
Janice, will you just--
Will you give me the wrench?
[Janice] This is a shitshow.[wave crashes]
Who left the kelp out
in the sun? That was meant
to be packed up already.
It's gonna bring in the flies.[man] It's swellin' up.
Yeah, I don't think feet
are meant to be that color.
Perfect timing.
Guys! Joel,
this is Dana and Rocko.
What's up?These are the guys
from the yacht.
Cool. Oh.
Is that a--
Is that an arm cannon?
So which one--
which one of you
is the yacht captain?
Guilty as charged.
Captain Brooks Wilkinson.
Royal Australian Navy.Oh, dear God.
Retired, of course.
My mates call me Cap.
How you doing, man?
I see you've met
these specimens,
but this beautiful lady,
that's our yacht.
A little showy for my taste,
but she gets the job done.
Huh.Cap, this is Joel.
Joel. Right.
Joel ended up traveling
seven days on the surface
to get here.
Seven days?Seven-- Yeah, seven days.
That is one hell
of a journey, Joel.It was. Yeah.
I don't get it.
Why'd you leave
your colony, Joel?
You get caught stealing food?
No, I didn't get caught
stealing food.
Why is that such a thing?
He came for love.
Good on ya, mate.
That's beautiful.
There is no mission
more admirable than love.
Every sailor
worth his salt knows that.
Yo, Cap.
We cooking this shit or what?
Feel like I got King Kong's nuts
on my shoulders, man.
That's charming, Rock,
Joel, you look like a man
who knows his way
around a barbecue.
I... don't--Come help us
get a fire started.
Um, actually, I'm gonna...
catch up with Aimee for a sec,
if it's...Yeah.
[Cap] I apologize.
I-- Old habits.
You show up and...
here I am trying
to give you orders.
I'll give you guys
some privacy, yeah?
Thank you.Yeah, namaste.
Uh, I was gonna just,
if you--
[Cap] Hey, Joel.Yeah?
We're throwing a killer
going-away party tonight.
Nothing fancy, but...
we'll have a drink together
to welcome you to the colony.
First beer's on me.
He's nice.
Brews his own beer.
Oh.Hello, darling.
How are you?
Course he does.
I'm sorry. There's just so much
going on right now.
Do you mind?Yeah.
It's crazy.
Pretty nice here, you know.
Why, uh...
why do you have to leave?
It's beautiful.
It's just not safe.Right.
Everyone's afraid.
Even your bunker got breached,
and you're all young and strong.
Hey, Aimee?
Sorry. I know you got,
like, a lot going on,
but, uh...
you know, I came--
I came all the way here
to see you,
and so I'm just...
checkin' in.
Just wondering
how you're...
feeling about that.
I think it's
the most romantic thing
anyone's ever done.
You do? Okay.
Okay, good, 'cause, um--
But listen, Joel, um...
talking to you on the radio
was such a nice escape
from the stress
of running this colony.
And, um...
I mean, you're probably
the only person left alive
from my old life.
From Fairfield.
Oh. There's a...
There's a "but" coming,
isn't there?
But I didn't think
you'd actually come here, Joel.
Oh. Um...
And I am so happy
to see you.
I'm just not--
I'm not the same person
that I used to be, you know?
Seven years,
that's a long time.
I've-- I've lost people.
My mom, my friends, and--
Last year I lost someone...
and he meant a lot to me.
Oh, man, I feel
like such an idiot.
No. No, don't.I didn't even--
I didn't even ask you
if I should come.
I just got so excited,
and I-- I left.
I don't know what I thought.
Well, I know
what I thought.
I'd come and...
and sweep you off your feet,
and we'd be happy.
Oh, Joel.
But you...
didn't w-want... me.
I am so sorry. I should have
said something on the radio or--
No. It's okay.
It's okay. Um...
I know this isn't how
you pictured this going, but...
you'll still
come with us, right?
Come with you--
Uh, on the... yacht?
This is our shot
at survival.
Give Cap a chance.
[laughing, chattering]
[Cap muttering]Tell us.
[Bill] Yeah, come on, Cap.
Tell us another story.
[Janice] Yeah, come on.Four years post-Agatha.
HMS Brisbane. First watch.
I was the first person
to see it coming over the wall.
Giant lizard,
two stories high.[all gasping]
I sounded the alarm.
Too late.
We lost 1,032 souls
that night.[all gasping]
Those of us that survived
took to the sea.
I mean, make no mistake.
We have lost this war.
There is no place
for mankind on land.
But out there?
There we got a chance.
[clears throat] I've got a--
Sorry. Just got a... question.
I survived seven days
on the surface,
and... if I can do that,
literally anyone can.
Seven days
on the surface?
I'm impressed.
So maybe we still have
a chance... to fight
and-- and, you know, win, uh...
win our--
win our world back.
I have a plan. And if you
have a better one, mate,
I'm-- I'm all ears.
And I will stand
by your side.You wanna hear my--
You wanna hear my plan?
It's, uh...
just, uh...
I got nothing, uh...
[clears throat]
Hey, that's on me.
I-I didn't mean to put you
on the spot, mate. It's--
[chuckles] Aimee tells me
you make a mean minestrone.
And you're great
on the radio.
Lord knows
I need a comms expert.
Someone to teach Rocko
how to cook.[all laughing]
Do you guys have a radio
I could use? I want
to contact my colony.
7045, this is 3022.
Come in.
7045, this is 3022.
Is anyone there?
Tim? Ava?
Anyone. Over.
Cap thought you might
need a snack.
Oh.You know,
he brews his own beer.
Yep. Yeah, I heard.It's good, man.
Cool. Thank you.Yeah.
[static crackling]
[Ray] Hello? Is someone there?
Hey. Yeah! Yeah!
Yeah, Ray, is that you?
It's me. It's Joel.
Joel?[chuckling] Oh, my God!
Hey, guys!
It's Joel. He made it![all chattering on radio]
[Tim] You're kidding!Hey. Hey, guys!
It's me. It's Joel.
I'm-- I'm-- I'm safe.
I-I made it.
I'm at Aimee's colony.
[Tim] He made it![Kala]
Oh, my God, you're alive?
It's so good
to hear your guys' voices.
[Tim] So good
to hear you, too, buddy.
[Kala] Are you okay?I feel like it's been so long.
I've got so much
to tell you guys.[Kala] Tell us what you've seen.
I saw a queen Sandgobbler.[Tim]
What's a queen Sandgobbler?
It's-- I don't know,
but I blew it up.
I blew it up
with a hand grenade!
[Ray] Where'd you get a grenade?
it was so awesome, and--
What else? What else?
Uh, I met these two
really cool survivors.
And they taught me
all these things.
They live on the surface and--
And, oh, oh, oh!
I met a Mav1s.
I talked to
a real live Mav1s.[Kala] No way! What's she like?
Uh, she was...
very informative,
emotionally, and...
And I got a dog too, um...
[Ray] Wow, Joel. You got a dog?[Kala]
And how is it with Aimee?
Uh, really...
really good.
[Kala] Joel, you simply
surviving that journey,
it's incredible.
[Ray] We're proud of you, Joel.
Man, I really miss you guys.
How is, uh--
How is everything back there?
Give me the update.
[Ray] Not good.
We've had multiple breaches.
Multiple breaches?
What do you mean?
Is everyone okay?
Not really. I don't think
we can stay here much longer.
[static crackling]
Uh, guys?
[Ray, breaking up]
We're surviving for now.
"Surviving for now."
What? Sur-- Ray? Hey, guys!
[static]Hey, no, no, no, no,
no, no, no. Shit.
Hello, guys, can you hear me?[static crackling]
[switch clicks][static ends]
I gotta go back.
What am I doing here?
Purple berries.
[Cap] Giant lizard,
two stories high,
coming over the wall.
[Clyde] The lizard-looking ones
can't climb for shit.
Lying son of a bitch.
Son of a bitch!
[speakers: funk music playing]
Y'all like this shit, huh?
[both laughing]Hey, hey.
Aimee, Aimee, Aimee.
Joel!Hey, hey, hey,
hey, hey. Hey.
I have to talk to you.Joel!
Oh, you're so drunk.
Hot, super ripped, super awesome
Joely-Joely Dawson!
[giggles]Aimee, please.
This is super important.
I need to talk to you
about something.
You have to get
everyone out of here
right now.
Okay, I think something bad
is about to happen.
I'm telling you.
I can feel it.
This is a bad--
This is a bad vibe.
[funk music continues playing]
I think he's planning something.
I don't think
he's here to save you.
Who?The yacht captain.
He tried to poison me.
Cap. Cap's right there.
He's dancing.
Oh, my-- I hate him.
I hate him so much.
Listen, he gave me
these poison berries, okay?
And I know that the berries are
poison because my dog told me.
You have a talking dog?
No, no, no, Aimee.I love dogs!
What'd he say?
Where is the little fella?
[woman] Man down! [chuckles]
Please try to listen to me.
I need your help.
Something's gonna happen.
Your colony,
they're in danger.
[man coughing, groaning]
Oh, shit.
Aimee? Aimee?Joel? Joel, are you okay?
Good morning.
I'm sorry about
the fist to your face.
I couldn't have you talking shit
about us on the radio.
I didn't wanna mess this up.
[grunting]Dana, take care of it.
Dana, d-don't.
Not the radio tower!
[colonists shouting]
[man] What are you doing?[woman] Are you crazy?
So, you probably figured out
we're not on a pleasure cruise.
My crew and I want to thank you
for your generous donations.
Food, water,
supplies, medicine.
We greatly appreciate it.
It will see us through
to the next helpless colony
down the coast.
[man] He's a food stealer!
You're right.[man] Yeah.
But it's not that simple.
The world is basically devoid
of fossil fuels.
Not enough to run
a yacht on, anyway.
So my crew and I,
we had to improvise
just to survive.
And we found
a real special fuel source.
Actually, Rocko did.
Didn't ya, big fella?Yeah, that was me.
Ten tons of pure power,
chained to the front
of that yacht.
She's sleeping now.
She will be hungry soon.
Well, what can I say?
Shit gets crazy
in the apocalypse.
Oh, my God.
[colonists chattering]
[Aimee] Oh, my God.[all screaming]
[screaming continues]
[screaming continues]
[Aimee grunting]
[growling]Oh, my God, we're gonna die.
Mkay. Just gotta find a way
to free my hands from the--
[binding snaps]Oh.
I have to stop these bastards
from taking our stuff!
Oh, my-- [shouts]
You traveled 85 miles
across hell.
I think
I can stop three assholes.
You get the crab!What?
This is desperate.
[shouting, grunting]
Aimee?[roaring continues]
Holy shit. [gasps]
Holy shit.
[roaring continues]
[electrical charge zaps][colonists gasping]
[both grunting]
[switch clicks][electrical charge zaps]
[roaring continues]
[coughs, groans]
[roaring continues]No, no, no, no, no!
[grunting continues]
Boy? Boy!
Boy! Hey![barking continues]
Dana? Shoot the dog.
[Aimee groaning]
[Joel] Aimee!
[Joel] No!
Rocko? Time to go. Let's mo--
Oh, no, you don't.[switch clicks]
[electrical charge zaps]
Boy! I need you
to listen to me right now.
You see over there?
Go get Aimee.
Let's move it!
Go now. Now. Now!
I'm sorry I yelled at you!
Okay, crab, you want some of--
Okay! Whoa! Whoa!
Hey, hey, hey, hey! Listen.
You don't wanna do this.
[switch clicks][electrical charge zaps]
[roars][Joel grunts]
[Janice screaming]Oh, no!
Aimee! Aimee,
throw me the cannon!
I know how to kill it!
[Joel shouting]
[roaring stops]
[electrical charge zaps]
[crab groans]
[groans quietly]
You can always tell in the eyes.
What are you doing? Shoot it!Shoot it!
What are you waiting for?
[Janice] Kill it![Bill] Goddamn it, shoot it!
Needle through water.
[cannon fires]
[switch clicking]
[electricity crackling]
You're free.[growling]
[groans, coughing]
Oh, my God.
Oh, shit, we're gonna die.
We're dying.
No! [screaming]
[grunting, screams]
[all gasping, groaning]
That was amazing.
What? Uh--
Amazing? Me?Yeah.
You thought I was...
Thank you, Joel.Yeah?
Yeah, well,
I would've done it different,
but... you did all right.
Oh. Okay.
Sorry. Yeah, just...
That's looking better.
Take care of it.
[Rose] Bye now.Bye, guys.
Can you move this? Yeah.Aimee.
Hey.Hey. Um...
I gotta get back to my colony,
see if they're okay.
Right, yeah. Yeah.
Some friends of mine told me
that there's a place
in the mountains,
I guess,
that's safe from the monsters.
So maybe
we'll all head there.
Um, it was really cool to just--
to see you in action,
and... I don't know,
how you take care
of all these people, and then...
Oh.I'm so glad you came.
I gotta go.
I'm worried about 'em.
But I had something
for you. Um...
Oh, my God.
Crocodile Carl?
Oh, my God.I know. [chuckles]
Thought you should
have him back finally.
Here, uh...
No, I can't take that.
You need it.No, no, no.
I want you to take it.
It'd mean a lot to me.
Really, take it.
I got it all up here, anyway.
So I can always make copies.
Thanks for
inspiring me to...
take this trip.
It's the best decision
I ever made.
All right,
uh, I'm gonna go.
Yeah.Boy, come on!
Uh, be careful.Yeah, you, too.
Bye, Aimee.Bye.
That was...
I'll come find you.
You better.
[Joel] My name is Joel Dawson.
I'm 24 years old,
and I survived seven days
on the surface.
[creature roaring, shrieking]
Twice, actually.
[chattering, gasping]You guys! Hey!
Oh, my God!Hey, hey, hey!
[chattering, laughing]
I'm alive
because of the generosity
of a few strangers
and the kindness
of a great dog.
My colony and I
are headed to the mountains.
There's supposed to be
less monsters there.
And don't get me wrong.
The surface
is a dangerous place.
But I don't think
hiding underground
is the answer anymore.
There is a great big,
beautiful, inspiring world
out there.
[on radio] And I know you think
it might be impossible,
but it's not.
If I can survive out here,
anybody can.
It's like a good friend
once told me.
Good instincts are earned
by making mistakes.
If you're lucky enough
to survive a few mistakes,
you're gonna
do all right out here.
In this recording,
you'll find everything I know
about our new world.
Most of this
I had to learn the hard way.
Hopefully, it'll make your way
a little easier.
So crank open that hatch.
Okay, come on.
Breathe some fresh air.
Go. Live your life.
It won't be easy,
but it'll be worth it.
I traveled 85 miles to find
what I had been missing
below ground for seven years
was right above my head
this whole time.
And it's incredible.
Oh, and one last thing.
Don't settle.
You don't have to.
Not even at the end
of the world.
Signing off,
Joel Dawson.
[Minnow] "Don't settle"?
That's my line.
It's a long journey, kid.
I hope you know
what you're doing.
[Minnow] He definitely doesn't.
Snow Spiders will
probably get him.
That's not a good way to go.
They will tear him apart.
[Clyde] Nah,
he'll figure it out.[Minnow] Possibly.
[wings flutter]