Repeat (2021) Movie Script

[chalk scraping
across chalkboard]
[phone beeping]
[suspenseful music]
So this is it.
- [beeping]
- How's it going?
Not bad at all.
- [laughs]
- Okay.
All right.
So the brain is
the most complicated thing
in the universe.
Did you know that?
Well, yeah.
You said it in our first class.
You know, there's a myth
that we only ever use 10%
of our brain at any one time,
but we actually use almost all
of it all the time,
even when we're asleep.
Well, what does it do?
Well, that is what
we're trying to find out.
It's ready.
Oh, great. Okay.
- Cool, let's go.
- [beeps]
What is that?
Oh, quite sorry.
Actually, we are going
to send a message
to your brain,
now which to you should feel
like a question.
And we just want you
to think of the answer
and then it should...
It should appear on one
of these screens.
Like telepathy?
Yeah. Yeah, actually,
like telepathy.
You know, it would actually
work better, I think,
if you were asleep, 'cause
of the outside interference,
but we're gonna work on it
and see if it works
while you are fully awake.
Is that safe?
And shouldn't you
be doing this at uni?
It's all above board.
You know, we're just working
on it here
before we take it in house.
We have only program two, yeah?
[keyboard clacking]
- Is it showing up clear?
- [beeps]
- Mm.
- Great.
Okay, cool. Let's go.
If you could just stand
yourself there.
So, you are gonna place a hand
either side of the ring...
And you might feel
a little tingle.
[Ryan] Yeah.
There's nothing to worry about.
[clanging and buzzing]
- No, you okay?
- Yeah, it wasn't a tingle.
- It was like a shock.
- Let me see.
Hang on, what did you run?
- Are you sure you're okay?
- No, I'm fine.
Okay, so sorry.
Sorry, I wasn't expecting that.
This could take ages
to reboot now, so...
Sorry. Thank you.
I'll see you in class next week.
What was that?
- Ryan.
- [Ryan] No, listen.
I think we'd
better pack up, okay?
- I'll see you at work.
- [man] Wait.
- Look at this.
- [Ryan] What?
It's just read-ins
from the probe.
[man] Want me to boost it?
Yeah, keep going to 120.
Can you pass me those?
[high-pitched buzzing]
What are you?
Listen, we are recording
this, right?
[man] Yeah.
Sort of still running.
[buzzing fades]
Okay, thank you,
everybody, for coming.
My name is Ryan Moore,
and I'm a professor
of cognitive science
at the University of Burton.
Well, it doesn't really seem
like anyone else
is gonna be coming,
So... [scoffs]
Should we just kick on?
Oh, okay. Let's go.
[computer beeping]
Okay, get ready.
It's gonna get a bit noisy.
[suspenseful music]
Okay. Do we have a volunteer?
It's perfectly safe. [chuckles]
Yeah. You?
And your name?
Tom, great. Now, let's... yeah.
You got someone you'd like
to speak with?
My dad.
Did he pass recently?
Couple of months ago.
Look, I can't actually guarantee
if we're gonna speak
with anyone at all, but...
I'll try my best.
I know what you're thinking.
Cognitive science?
Isn't that sort
of just brain stuff?
But yes. Yeah. Yeah, it is.
Yeah, it's how I actually
initially made this discovery.
You know, today we're gonna
be communicating with a signal.
Operates almost like a brainwave
on the theta spectrum.
But in order to do that,
we need some DNA,
which will sort of filter down
the signal allowing us
to speak with a single sort
of, well, voice.
And we can only really keep
the machine up
for about three minutes...
But today we will prove that...
when you die isn't the end.
Or rather the end is...
just the beginning.
Today Tom...
I mean, Tom,
you can ask whatever you want.
These swabs
are completely sterilized,
so the only DNA on these
will be that of Tom's.
So if you could just rub that
on the inside of your cheek,
that'd be great.
- [exhales sharply]
- Okay.
What would you like to say?
Can I ask where they are?
[loud hissing]
[electronic male voice]
Who are you?
Well, I'll tell it your name.
So we go, "Tom."
Tom, where's Muffin?
She's at home.
How did you do that?
I mean, I didn't.
So, who's Muffin?
Our dog. Seriously,
how did you know that?
Well, I don't.
I mean, whoever this is does.
All right, then.
What color were my walls
as a kid?
Okay, you wanna ask it
what color your walls were?
Okay. Okay.
Okay, I mean sometimes
the responses
are not the best,
so a minute and a half.
I had train wallpaper.
This is crazy, man.
There's no way you could
have known that.
Yeah, I know, so...
Ask if there's a God
and a Heaven.
Okay, I mean, are you religious?
No, neither was he.
No. When you are dead,
you are dead.
Well, ask him where he is, then.
Dark. All dark.
Where am I? Where am I?
Where am I?
- Where am I?
- [beeping]
Where am I? Where am I?
Where am I?
- Where am I?
- Oh, no.
- It's okay.
- Where am I?
Sometimes this happens.
It's just a repeat
from the links.
- [loud clanging]
- Tom?
- [machine beeping]
- Okay.
[machine whirring down]
I'm sorry.
So, okay, so it's okay.
Okay, thank you, Tom.
You can take a seat.
Does anybody have any questions?
[soft piano music]
[cell phone vibrating]
[doorbell ringing]
- [Emily] Ryan?
- Oh, yeah. Just a sec.
You have a guest.
Hi. I was
at your show last night,
and I don't know
what came over me,
but I followed you here after,
and I know how that must sound.
I mean, you could have spoken
to me after the show.
I was actually asking
for questions.
Yeah, I was nervous,
and I'm sorry...
I am sorry that I'm here now.
It's just I lost my husband
about four years ago...
Okay, well,
I've got another demo coming up.
Maybe you could come to that.
You know, 20 years
we'd been together, and I...
It would just mean so much to me
to know that he's okay.
It's not just that, you know.
We need some DNA
and other bits and pieces, so...
Oh, yes, of course. Sure.
I've got this.
It's a lock of his hair.
I guess that'll be okay.
I'm happy to pay if you...
We're not gonna take your money.
[low humming]
[high-pitched whining]
Okay, I can't make
any promises, but...
So if you'd just tell me
what you wanna say, okay?
And we'll take it from there,
but I'll start.
[woman] All right.
What was his name?
John, okay.
[keyboard clacking]
[static crackling]
[electronic male voice]
I'm here.
Is it him?
Don't tell me
his last name, okay?
- I'll ask.
- [keyboard clacking]
[static crackling]
John Keaton.
Oh, my God.
I came all this way and I don't
even know what to ask.
Well, you've got,
like, two minutes.
Okay can you tell him
that I miss him very much?
And ask if he's okay.
- Okay.
- [keyboard clacking]
Why wouldn't I be?
It is him, isn't it?
Okay, can he see me?
Can you ask if he's here?
[keyboard clacking]
I'm always with you.
It's him, isn't it?
Okay, well, can you tell him
that I'm sorry?
Tell him it was my fault?
What are you sorry for?
Okay, so you've
got, like, 15 seconds.
Oh can you tell
him that I miss...
I will miss him
every single day of my life
and that I cannot wait
to see him again.
Why do you miss me?
So, what does he mean, "Why?"
[Ryan] Sorry.
The day he died, I...
Before I even knew
what had happened,
I got a phone call to say
that it was bad news, that...
That he had brain cancer.
I mean,
how do you tell someone that?
Then I didn't have to,
because the next phone call
that I received...
Was from a complete stranger
using his phone to say
that he'd been in an accident.
I guess you've spoken
to someone that you've lost.
Yeah, with my granddad.
Bit weird,
'cause I didn't know him
when he was alive, but...
No one else.
Yeah, if you don't mind...
What were you sorry for?
John used to get
these really bad migraines.
That meant that
his vision would be blurred,
and, I mean,
we know what that was now.
And I was really busy doing
something stupidly trivial,
I can't even remember what,
and he was badgering me
for a lift, and I said...
And he got in the car,
and he went anyway.
If it's any consolation,
they never seem
to know how they've died.
And most of the time they don't
even know that they have.
- Thank you.
- That's okay.
[Emily] What was that?
[Emily] Now we have weirdos
turning up at our house.
Oh, Emily.
I mean, you could have said
I was out.
Are you gonna talk? Are you...
Are you gonna let me
without cutting me off?
Ryan, that can't happen again.
What can't?
You're blaming me for that?
Ryan, what is this costing us?
Oh, yeah, great.
It's about the money now.
I mean, we're not even
in the overdraft, Em.
Yeah, well... yeah, well,
maybe, I don't know.
It'd be paid by the end
of the month,
but you're the one who told me
not to take her money.
- What else is it costing us?
- [scoffs]
Oh, please do not make
that face.
It's getting worse.
Every day you come home
and you go straight
into the garage.
If I see you on the weekend,
it's because you feel
you have to.
No, it's not because I feel
I have to.
Okay, fine. Okay.
All right, I'm sorry.
Look, what I'm doing
down there's important.
I get that.
But maybe I need you right now.
I love you.
You know that.
- But?
- I'm just so close.
You've been so close for months.
I just want some balance.
Wouldn't it be quicker
if you took it back to the uni?
That's not the point, okay?
I told you why.
But you can't tell me
it's not dangerous.
You think I'd be working
on it here if it were?
[exhales sharply]
I had another prank call
again today.
It was a bunch
of kids this time.
I'll just change the number
on the poster to mine.
[inhales sharply]
[high-pitched ringing]
[woman] Samantha!
[man] Sam!
[breathing heavily]
Isn't it Friday yet?
[sighs] It feels like
it should be.
Have you seen who's in today?
Just saying.
- Why are you smirking?
- I'm not.
I just find it funny that
you keep going on about it.
You got a sec?
Off you go.
How's everything?
Not bad.
Well, you look like you
could do with a break.
I'm fine.
You finishing at five?
I think probably 5:30.
I've got some time to make up.
Well, did you wanna go
for a drink later?
We've been through this.
Look, it is just a drink, okay?
I promise.
Yeah, I don't think I'm...
I probably won't finish
on time, and...
Look, just think about it, okay?
It's only a drink.
[distant buzzing]
[loud buzzing]
[buzzing fades]
[clacking on keyboard]
How do you feel
this week's been going?
It's been hard.
I think we've both been more
stressed than normal.
- Sorry.
- [therapist] It's okay.
Take a minute.
How about you, Ryan?
Yeah, we've been told
that everything possible's
been done to find her,
but in reality,
they've all but given up.
I don't think
that's totally true.
Regardless of it being true
or not,
your perception of it must make
you feel frustrated.
I mean, we've given them
enough chances
to prove otherwise, haven't we?
It was her birthday last week.
I bought her a cake.
I don't know why.
I didn't even get it out
of the car.
That must have been
very difficult.
For both of you.
Yeah, of course.
Of course it is.
Do you feel like you
can communicate with each other?
- Yeah.
- No.
- Yeah, we talk.
- No.
I know what you mean. It's...
It's superficial. We...
Ryan actually prefers
to deal with things by himself.
I just don't wanna cause
an argument. It's...
How do you see your future?
Maybe not talk about it now.
But I want you both
to think about it.
We need to find a way to break
this non-communicative loop.
Got the auditors coming in
next week.
They want a breakdown
of everything in B-12.
That's the hazardous storage.
Yeah, is that cool?
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that's fine.
[Laurie] You look like crap.
Yeah. Yeah, I know.
This must be something with
the air pressure or something.
I'm getting
these bloody headaches.
Well, maybe you need
some new contacts.
That's what was causing mine.
Well, that,
and Emma's excuse for music.
[mimics electronic thumping]
- How is she?
- Oh, good.
Pain in the ass, but good.
Doesn't listen to a thing me
and Maureen tell her.
- So she takes after you.
- [scoffs]
Oh, she has some
of Sam's old books.
Do you want me to bring them in?
No. You're all right.
She can keep them.
[Laurie] Okay, great.
I'll let her know.
I think she'll like that.
Listen, you know
you said if there
was anything you could do?
[Laurie] I was waiting for this.
You always do that awkward
hovering around thing
like a kid waiting
for a biscuit.
You know, Jamal said he
can cover my lectures next week.
If I do, then there'll be
even more chatter
about preferential treatment.
Yeah, well,
my daughter's missing.
Don't. You know full well
that's not what I mean.
Yeah, two days, all right?
Give you two days.
Okay, thank you.
- [Laurie] How's it coming along?
- [Ryan] What?
I mean, okay.
Yeah, I mean, we've still got
a bit of a problem
with the power,
but I think I made
some pretty positive progress.
With a bit of focus,
it'll be sorted.
You know how to get more focus,
don't you? Bring it in house.
- Bring it in here.
- I mean,
what'll happen if I do?
It's gonna slow me down.
It won't slow you down,
and you know it.
Look, the uni are starting
to lean on me, okay?
They want some assurances around
the safety and possible damage
to its reputation.
How am I gonna damage
their reputation?
[Laurie] They want me just
to take a look.
Okay, well, then tell them
that you've seen it.
I'm not gonna bring it in house.
Could be a red tape nightmare.
It's not gonna happen,
all right? It's safe.
Well, if you're
so confident about it,
there shouldn't be an issue
with me seeing it.
Okay, was that
your best chat-up line?
[Laurie scoffs]
Sir, I'm really sorry.
I'm know I've got
to get my work in this week.
Well, I mean, it's getting
to be a bit of a habit, Alex.
Oh, that's not fair.
I just want another
couple days
- to sharpen the conclusions.
- Yeah, okay.
I'm sure they're fine, okay?
Oh, Christ. Okay.
Okay, but if I give you
more time,
I'm expecting something special.
It will be.
I'll catch you later.
Thank you for coming tonight.
Where do we go when we die?
Our bodies stay here,
but our consciousness...
Our soul, spirit,
whatever you wanna call it,
we now know
that it doesn't just...
switch off.
I first discovered an infinitely
complex amount of...
well, let's just call
it noise...
sort of floating around us.
It's literally everywhere.
And tests showed that this noise
forms strings of information.
But it was operating at a level
that we couldn't
currently reach.
Until now.
The answer was to punch a hole
to where
that data originated from,
and that is where this comes in.
What we discovered
was somewhat...
of a surprise.
Okay, but that's enough
of me talking, though.
[man coughs]
Do we have a volunteer?
Okay, don't be shy. Anyone.
Okay, you. Great.
Hi, my name's Ryan.
What's your name?
Okay, nice to meet you, Claire.
Who is it that you'd like
to speak with?
My son, Michael.
Okay. Okay, let's see
what we can do.
Now, can you just...
Can you just rub that on
the inside of your cheek?
You ready?
Okay, just...
You can say whatever you like.
[electronic boy voice] Mom?
Oh, my God.
Are you okay?
Am I in trouble?
No, no, no.
You're not in trouble.
I'm sorry we're not with you.
Where are you?
I'm right here.
Can you hear me?
Is Dad with you?
- No, Dad's at home, but...
- I'm at home.
What do you mean?
Michael? What do you mean?
What is he saying?
[static feedback]
[thunder claps]
Great, thank you.
[rain pattering]
There we go.
Thank you.
[thunder claps]
Interesting show.
Yeah, I didn't know you
were coming.
Well, I didn't know you
were doing this on the side,
but one of the students told me.
Is that okay?
Listen, are you gonna
be in tomorrow?
Well yeah, yeah.
In the afternoon, yeah.
Okay, great.
Well, I'll see you at one.
Ryan, have you used it
to speak to her?
I still haven't spoken
to her, Em.
- But you've tried?
- I'll see you at home, okay?
Do you know what time it is?
Oh, shit.
You are as bad as her.
So she got up, got dressed,
and then she fell asleep again
on her bed.
I gave her an extra ten.
Well, she's not tired, I reckon.
She should be going in.
Oh, Ryan, I think...
Yeah, I think getting out
will do us some good.
Well, she doesn't
look great, Em.
I know.
Let's just see how she gets on.
She really wants to go in?
Cripes, what kid wants
to go to school?
I know.
She really misses her friends,
I think.
Well, she's speaking
to Emma basically ever night.
- Well, that's true.
- Anyway.
- I gotta go, okay?
- Okay.
- Love you.
- Love you.
Oh, no. Oh, we have to go.
- Sam?
- [door closes]
Sam, love, can you...
We have to go.
Can you lock up as you come out?
I'll wait for you in the car.
Come on. We're gonna be late.
Who's picking me up today?
Your dad,
and he's gonna be on time, okay?
[Ryan] Can you?
'Cause, I mean, that just sounds
like more empty words.
I mean,
what are you actually doing?
'Cause we haven't heard anything
in months.
Most of the time
we don't even get a call back.
Well, first of all,
that's not acceptable,
and I'm sorry,
but I'm just being honest
with you.
We haven't stopped looking.
Listen, I don't mean
to be shitty with you.
Okay? And this isn't
really personal.
What are you doing?
Let me turn it around.
- What do you want us to do?
- Well, okay.
Okay, well, what about
the man outside the gates?
There was a man seen outside
the gates of her school
the day she went missing.
I think that's
a pretty good place to start,
- don't you?
- We've been through this
how many times now?
I don't really understand
that there isn't
any information.
Well, there's no CCTV
or anything?
No, the man was stood
at least 50 meters away
from the girl that saw him.
Please believe me.
I am pushing my team
as hard as you would.
Okay, well, do you have kids?
I don't know why
that's relevant.
Well, do you?
Well, if you were me,
what would you be doing?
I would be sitting here
as you are.
You know, I just want
to find her, so...
We will keep pushing
until we get some answers.
I promise.
[computer beeping]
[static feedback]
[exhales sharply]
You all right?
Yeah. Oh, yeah, yeah.
I just came down, sorry,
to get some paint
for the skirting boards.
It's just there.
Oh, how did it go?
That good?
So do you believe it works now?
It doesn't change the way
I feel about it.
I mean, well, you won't
be saying that
when you need a golf buddy
to get from one side
of our estate to the other.
[both laughing]
You're a dickhead.
Yeah, I know. [laughs]
Here, come here.
[breathing heavily]
Oh, you're so hot.
Yeah, I know. I don't know.
Well, you feel like
you've been in an oven.
[exhales sharply]
You know the woman last night?
Her kid,
it's been bugging me all night.
She said he had all
the same symptoms as Sam.
And she said at first
he couldn't really sleep
very well
and he had some blotchy red skin
and all that.
I dunno. It's the way
she described it, but...
Did they find out
what it was with him?
No, I didn't really want to ask.
[locks rattling]
How are we both?
Yeah, fine. Good.
I'll leave you to it.
Well, that was
interesting last night.
Yeah, thanks for coming.
"Build it and they will come."
"Field of Dreams."
What do you want, Laurie?
Oh, Ryan, it's out
of my hands now.
They've told me
either you show it to me
and I sign off on it,
or that you go,
and I don't wanna do that.
Detachable keyboard. [chuckles]
- [Ryan] Yeah.
- Very nice.
Yeah, I don't actually know
how that happened, really
I found it on the floor
amid my notes and stuff.
- The alarm hadn't even gone off.
- What, like a ghost?
Yeah, I mean,
apart from the fact I don't
really believe in ghosts.
That's a strange perspective
to have.
You know, what's weird about it
is it happened on
the day Sam when missing.
Well, it's gotta be connected,
you know?
Yeah, I don't
really understand how it can be,
but I don't know.
You know, I've actually
got that thing there.
A camera up there.
It helps me out
in my experiments,
because it's pretty good
if anything strange happens.
I've actually been making
a few tweaks
to the machine this morning.
Help me get the run time up
to about four minutes.
Okay, so you said last night
that this,
it punctures a hole, right?
To communicate to wherever?
Yeah, more sort of rips
a tunnel, in reality.
Right, okay,
so what are the chances
this would mean more than
a voice could come through?
I mean, yeah,
I've thought about it.
[Laurie] And?
I don't know.
I mean, there's a lot I
don't know at the minute, so...
could you just move that?
The machine links to a person
that you want to speak with.
Creates a signal.
You know, what's interesting
is it's only really
- the last 10% that reacts.
- Okay, I think I follow.
Yeah, and then of that,
it's roughly sort
of four percent
that we can connect to, but...
- It's intermittent.
- Right.
[Ryan] Yeah.
Honestly, I can't work out why.
But what... should we see
if we can connect
to the signal closest
to the end?
Yeah, okay.
Pop these on.
Are you ready?
[tense music]
[static crackling]
Well, that's something!
I wouldn't do that.
Your electric meter must be
an absolute meltdown.
How are you powering this?
[scoffs] Could you just rub one
of these on the inside
of your cheek?
Are you okay?
Yeah, yeah. I'm fine, yeah.
Just bring that here.
You wanted to see it.
[electronic male voice] Hello?
Who is this?
Where am I?
John who?
John Quinn.
- Am I dreaming?
- Turn it off.
- Laurie, what's wrong?
- Ryan, shut it off.
No, sometimes they just get
a bit confused.
It's not confused.
Just turn it off.
- Okay, I'll just turn it down...
- Turn it off!
Mom. Mom, it's me.
Could you pass
the phone over to Dad, please?
How long ago?
Can you just wake him up?
I'll wait. It's fine.
Okay, I'm on my way.
Stay where you are.
Laurie, are you...
He'd been ill for a while, so...
You okay?
Do you want me to drive you?
I'll see you next week.
I'm gonna need all
the documentation
you have on this.
[school bell ringing]
Mr. Harrison?
- Yeah.
- [chuckles]
- How you doing?
- Hey.
Yeah, hang on. You used to play
[unclear], didn't you?
[laughs] A few games,
but my knee had other ideas.
- Right.
- [laughs]
I think we played against you
a couple of times.
- Yeah.
- You still playing?
No. No, not anymore.
How can I help?
Well, thank you
for seeing me again.
I know you were
Sam's teacher, were you?
No, no,
she is in the year below.
She would have been
in my class this year.
- You know who she is?
- Yeah, of course.
Yeah, it's a small school,
you know.
I covered a couple
of her classes.
And actually I just wanted
to you give you
some work she did.
Oh, thank you. Thank you.
Sorry, I know you've probably
- been through all this already.
- That's fine.
- I did speak to the police.
- I know, yeah.
Sorry to be a pain.
I just thought
if you could go over
all of that again, you know?
That's all.
Yeah, won't take long.
It was a normal day. I...
I saw her leave through
the main gates
because it was my day on duty.
- Duty?
- Yeah.
You know, the last man standing.
On duty.
Make sure the kids
all get picked up.
Okay, so did you see her
get picked up?
Kind of.
She was talking to a guy
with joggers
and looked like a gray hoodie.
- It was strange.
- Strange?
Strange, but you didn't think
to see what was going on?
Maybe not strange.
That's not what I meant.
Just unusual.
Okay, well, was she nervous
or anything?
No, no, no, no. Not at all.
I mean,
that's why I didn't go out.
I mean, I can't say
I was paying attention.
I thought it might have
been you,
but he was quite scruffy.
I went back out
and they were gone.
Okay, well I don't mean
to sound rude, okay?
But what do you mean
you weren't paying attention?
I thought it
was someone she knew.
Listen, I'm sorry, but I told
the police this already.
Okay, well, its sounds like
if you were doing your job
then none of this would
have happened
Wait a second!
I'm really sorry, okay?
I may have made a mistake,
but we can't check
on every child been collected.
- I wish we could.
- Yeah, yeah, well,
You only have mine to watch
Listen to me, I'm not gonna
be lectured by you
- I feel guilty enough.
- What?
You only had one kid
to collect from school.
It's not my fault
you couldn't be there on time!
- Oh, yeah, really?
- Right.
I've got nothing more to say.
Your partner arrived
about ten minutes later,
and that's when we realized
what had happened.
[static crackling]
[exhales sharply]
Sam, can you hear me?
[electronic girl voice] Dad?
What's up?
Sam, can you hear me?
Listen, Sam.
I need you to describe
where you are.
Okay? What can you see?
Where's Mom?
What can you see, Sam?
It's dark.
There's a really bright light
in front of me.
I can't look at it.
Okay, Sam,
this is really important.
Okay, I need you to tell me
who you were with outside
of the school, okay?
Can you do that?
Can't go to school.
You did. You did.
Just think.
I don't know.
it's really important, Sam.
Is that you in the light?
Listen, I need you
to tell me what
you can remember.
Why am I here?
No, hey, Sam,
I am right here, okay?
I'm right here, okay?
You just need to tell me
what you can remember.
The light's getting dimmer.
Just tell me what happened
outside school.
[static crackling]
[breathing heavily]
[soft music]
Do you want anything?
If you aren't better
by tomorrow,
then I'm gonna take you
to hospital.
I'll just put this here.
- She's not drinking.
- Yeah, I know.
It's like she's got a fever,
but her temperature's fine,
and she keeps, like, muttering,
but I can't understand
what she's saying.
I think maybe
I'll work from home tomorrow.
Yeah, that would be good.
[inhales and exhales sharply]
I was searching online,
and I couldn't find
her symptoms.
- Is that bad?
- Look, I told you not to.
I know, but...
What's wrong?
She still in a mood with me?
I don't think
that's at the forefront
of her mind right now.
Maybe I shouldn't have been
so hard on her.
Well, that's not why she's ill.
So we'll just see
how she's doing tomorrow.
- Okay.
- Where are you going?
Just to the garage
for half an hour.
It's never half an hour.
Well, you won't be saying that
when I get it working.
Well, you don't even know
what it does.
Well, I will be
the first to know.
And you will be the second
if you bring a coffee down.
- You okay?
- Yeah, yeah.
Just trying to sort
this bloody power problem out.
How many times has that thing
blown up or crashed or whatever?
Maybe it just doesn't want
to exist.
It's a machine, Em, so...
You spend so much time in here,
you could at least keep it tidy.
Yeah, well,
I know where everything is, so...
- Yeah, but it's like a mess.
- Hey, whoa, whoa.
- What, what?
- Yeah, I'll take that.
- It's empty.
- Yeah, I know.
Just leave it to me.
Ryan, what are we gonna do?
She is alive, isn't she?
So how about we have
a proper meal tonight?
Okay, yeah.
Where are you gonna take me?
I didn't say I was gonna
take you anywhere, did I?
What, do you think I'm made
of money?
What, so, are you cooking, then?
That's more ridiculous.
Yeah, okay. Takeaway it is.
- [scoffs]
- [phone chiming]
Yeah, I know.
What, that was today?
Yeah, sorry, yeah. Yeah.
I'll be there. Bye.
- Tonight.
- Yeah.
Why are you here?
Sorry, I overslept, so...
Oh, no. I wouldn't bother.
Listen, Laurie,
I'm sorry about your dad.
I know what you've been doing.
Wait, what?
I know you took my card
and I know what you used it for.
Yeah, well, I didn't steal
your card, for Christ's sake.
Know when to back down.
I've been covering for you.
If I didn't, this would be
a criminal investigation.
There is CCTV all over
the place.
Okay, well, I need more.
This is why you didn't tell me
what you were powering it with,
isn't it?
There is a reason it is
a licensed chemical.
I'm sure you haven't told Emily
how dangerous this is.
In the grand scheme of things,
I don't think it's a problem.
Now, I know what I'm doing.
I'm not an idiot.
No, just reckless.
Well, nothing was achieved
without a bit of risk.
You can pack your stuff and go.
Sorry, what?
Leave your card at reception
and leave.
You know, I spoke to her.
[exhales sharply]
So sorry.
What'd she say?
She couldn't remember
what happened
just like everyone else, so...
You told Emily, right?
Not yet, no.
You cannot keep this from her.
She deserves to know.
Listen, Laurie,
are you gonna help?
No, it doesn't change anything,
and you're lucky that
I'm not taking this further.
- I thought we were friends.
- [Laurie] So did I.
I guess we were both wrong.
Now, you need to go
and tell Emily the truth,
because I am not gonna let you
kill yourself!
Hey, could you just let me
in here, please, mate?
I left my card in
with my phone again.
- I got this bloody audit.
- Doing the audit?
Then you really need
to be using your own card.
I don't think that's really
a problem, though, is it?
If you take it down to reception
- they'll sort it in 30 seconds.
- Okay.
Well, there's a new girl
on reception.
She don't know what to do, so...
- [beeps]
- Okay, okay.
Thank you.
Where's Mom?
Wake up.
Did I fall asleep?
Yeah, again.
[indistinct chatter]
Who's she talking to?
I don't know.
- Oh, wow, that was good.
- Mmm.
I haven't had food in here
in ages.
It's nice.
You're very brave wearing
a white shirt.
Oh, no, just, food never
really misses my mouth.
[laughs] Okay, that's good.
So how is your work?
I don't know.
Actually, maybe I need a change.
I don't know.
It's busy.
Steve thinks that
there might be reorganization.
Yeah, he said
that there would be,
so that would be good for me.
That would be good
for you, right?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Yeah, I mean,
the change is good,
'cause things could get stale.
You remember
when we moved in here
and Sam made all
these castles out of boxes?
Oh, yeah. Yeah.
Oh, my... there was one
in every room.
- [chuckles]
- Yeah, no, no.
There wasn't one
in the kitchen, I don't think.
- No, yeah, there was.
- Was there?
- Yeah, you just didn't see it.
- Oh, okay.
- Yeah.
- [laughs]
It was very small.
Oh, must have been small.
[both laughing]
You know earlier you
were asking if Sam was...
- Wasn't still here.
- Ryan...
I just think we need
to entertain that possibility.
No, I really want to change
the subject.
- I was testing the machine and...
- No.
We're having
a really nice evening,
so that means we're not
gonna talk about that.
- Okay.
- Okay.
You smell of curry.
So do you.
It's gonna be okay.
It just feels like
everything's slipping away.
I'm so scared
of losing you, too.
That isn't gonna happen.
I mean, do you reckon
that'd work?
I mean,
if I send over the program,
can you take a look?
Yeah, I mean,
it will reduce the run time,
but I reckon it'll work on
a much wider spectrum
than just sound, so...
Yeah, okay, yeah, great. Thanks.
Okay, let's see if this makes
a difference.
[electronic girl voice]
I'm tired.
Oh, listen. We miss you so much.
Dad, I don't understand.
I'm right here.
It's okay.
Look, don't worry
about that now, okay?
Are you angry at me?
No, of course not.
Why would I be?
Then why are you
at work so much?
Don't you wanna be at home?
No. Oh, no, of course not.
Course not.
I shouldn't be there so much.
You know, that's my fault, okay?
- That's not yours.
- Mom said we'd seen more
of the invisible man than you.
Did she? [chuckles]
Listen, you're the most
important thing in the world
to me and your mom.
So you gonna be around more?
Well, that's the plan.
Listen, listen.
I need you to answer some
questions for me, Sam, okay?
Can you do that?
I think so.
- Where's mom?
- She's...
She's at work at the minute.
She'll be back soon.
Why can't I see you, Dad?
[Ryan] Hey.
Hey, hey, listen.
Don't worry about that.
All right, can you just answer
- these questions, Sam, okay?
- Yes.
I need you to think really hard.
Who did you go with
after school, Sam?
After school?
When you left us, Sam.
What are you talking about?
I never went anywhere.
[machine whirring down]
Hey, hey.
[breathing shallowly]
Hey, Emma.
Hey, I'm Sam's dad.
I know.
Listen, you have all
the same lessons as Sam, right?
You know, I'm just trying
to work out
what's happened, okay?
I think maybe you could help.
Did Sam say anything
about speaking to anybody?
She didn't wanna talk about it.
Hey, wait, what?
No, come on. What is it?
At lunch break,
she was talking to somebody
at the gate.
Okay, who? Was it a man?
Had you seen him before?
No, and she didn't
wanna talk about it.
What, Sam didn't say anything
about him?
- I need to get home now.
- No, listen.
Did you tell the police
about that?
- Did they even ask?
- I don't know.
It was ages ago.
Okay, well,
what did he look like?
Okay, before you go,
just tell me that.
Tall, I think.
Maybe dark hair. I'm sorry.
- That's all I remember.
- No, no, listen.
You won't get
in any more trouble, okay?
Is there anything else
you're not telling me?
Hey, Emma, Emma. Okay, Emma!
Emma, no, I can give you
a lift home, okay?
Emma, I know where you live!
Hey, sorry. Sorry I'm so late.
Is Ryan not here yet?
No, I'm afraid not.
Do you want to reschedule?
I just...
Back to the start.
Just when it felt like we
were really getting somewhere.
This is a couple's session.
I think it would be better
to reschedule
for when you're both
in the room.
No, actually,
don't worry about that.
I don't think
we're gonna be coming back.
That's not because of you.
I know what you mean. It's okay.
It's just like you said. Like...
Something has to change for us
to break out of this loop.
Maybe you should call him.
Maybe he's got a good reason.
No, he hasn't.
Who was that at break?
It looked like somebody.
[exhales sharply]
You all right?
So you coming 'round tomorrow?
Yeah, but I need
to check with Mom.
Can I meet you here tomorrow?
Yeah, okay.
See you.
[metal scraping]
[electric static]
[indistinct voices]
[voice moaning]
[breathing heavily]
[exhales sharply] Sam.
Hey, Sam.
Sam. Sam.
How did I get here?
Look, don't worry
about that, okay?
You're here now.
I was just...
I should be at school.
- [crying]
- Hey, hey, are you okay?
My head hurts.
Okay, just
sit yourself down, Sam.
- I feel so strange.
- Hey.
No, it's gonna be okay, Sam.
It's gonna be okay.
What's wrong?
Is Mom home?
No, not yet.
No, she's at work, okay?
She'll be home soon, though.
Can I go to bed?
Wait, hey, wait. Are you tired?
[device clicking]
Why is it doing that?
It's okay.
We need to get you
upstairs, okay?
Let's go. Come on.
Hey, come here.
Listen, you're mom's gonna
be home soon.
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
So, go on, then.
Why are you here?
Because you kept asking me.
You're right. Yeah, I did, yeah.
[both chuckling]
No, I've had enough,
and I need to drive.
- I need to drive home.
- Aw.
- Do you, though?
- Yes, I do.
Can you put it down?
This is a very bad idea.
Do you ever think about
if things were different
between us?
No, no, no, no, no.
So why are you here, then?
I dunno, Steve.
Yeah, yeah. Yeah, I'm sure.
I don't know. [chuckles]
Okay, so what about
- Does he know you're here?
- Yes.
No, he doesn't. [chuckles]
Why didn't you tell him?
Because I don't need to.
I didn't mean about tonight.
Well, no, well,
because nothing positive
is gonna come from that.
Kind of feel like he
should know, though.
Okay, this is a mistake.
I have to go.
Okay, so what about
if I told him?
- Don't you dare!
- Oh, calm down, woman.
Get off me! Calm down...
Don't threaten me,
and you had no interest
in her, Steve!
- Why suddenly now?
- Threaten you?
Just, Steve,
can you stay away from me,
and stay away from my family?
You took my daughter away,
and then you make out
- like I'm the bad guy.
- Your daughter?
Are you suddenly telling me
that you wanted kids?
Come on.
Well, there is a difference
between me telling you
that I didn't want kids and you
not even giving me a choice.
I wanted her to have
a real dad, okay?
Not somebody
who just felt guilty.
Yeah, well, either way,
it's pretty messed up.
I thought you'd be grateful
I was giving you a way out.
Yeah, well, you sure did.
If you say so.
[machine rattling]
Okay, let's see where you were.
[keyboard clacking]
[static crackling]
[locks rattling]
[door thudding]
[static crackling]
Ryan, what are you...
what are you doing?
[alarms blaring]
[breathing heavily]
Sam, love, can you...
We have to go.
Can you lock up as you come out?
I'll wait for you in the car.
[rock music]
Why can't I see you?
Are you there?
I know. I'm late.
Hey, wait.
Sam, where are you going?
[door thudding]
Okay. Okay.
Sam! Sam!
[engine revving]
[alarm blaring]
Oh, wha...
Oh, my...
[breathing heavily]
So you coming 'round tomorrow?
Yeah, but I need
to check with Mom.
Can I meet you here tomorrow?
Yeah, okay.
- See you.
- Bye.
Hey, Sam. Sam.
- Dad, where's the car?
- Hey, no.
Don't worry about that, okay?
We gotta go.
Come here.
What's going on, Dad?
Listen, Sam, I can't
explain right now, all right?
But we need to get home.
Okay, come on.
[breathing heavily]
Sam? Sam?
Sam? Sam!
[breathing heavily]
[breathing heavily]
Yeah, yeah,
but I've been driving around
for the last two hours.
[indistinct chatter]
Oh, my God.
What did you do?
Em, I didn't know.
Ryan, what's happened to her?
I tried to stop it, Em.
Ryan, what's happening?
I didn't know what it did.
I should have listened
to you, Em.
What do you mean?
You need to explain,
because none of this
makes any sense.
It's hard to.
Well, try!
[breathing heavily]
Em, I couldn't work out
why some parts of the signal
were stronger than others.
I think...
I think this is whenever
we've spoken to someone,
and they were asleep.
I'm not speaking to people
who are dead, Emma.
I'm speaking to people
who were asleep.
But they were all dead.
Not when I spoke to them, Em.
The machine, Em,
is tuned to brainwaves.
The kind that are more active
when you're asleep.
You know, this thing doesn't
punch a hole into the afterlife.
It creates a link to the past.
Did you speak to Sam?
I didn't know.
You spoke to her!
You spoke to her
and you didn't tell me!
- No, I tried to tell you.
- I am not having that, Ryan.
It wasn't that easy.
Are you...
Besides, we've both got
our secrets, haven't we?
What is that supposed to mean?
It means I know why my DNA
didn't work!
Oh, my God.
Hey, none of that
matters now, anyway.
What is this?
[Ryan] Just turn it on.
[device clicking]
This room has trace levels
all over it.
I think whenever I've used it,
a small amount
has been given off here,
but I think I locked
to whoever I've spoken to.
And that's what killed them.
If you hadn't spoken to them,
none of them would be dead?
Well, it seems that way.
How many times
did you speak to Sam?
Oh, no!
[gasps] Oh, my God!
How is she here?
I thought
the same way you could bring
a sound back
through the machine,
you could just open a window
to see her.
It's not what it did.
She is out there dead
because of you!
- I didn't know!
- Oh, my G...
[exhales sharply]
You used it on yourself.
Where did you go?
I didn't know what was
on the other side.
Where did it take you?
To the day she disappeared.
- I tried to stop it, Em.
- Do it.
Do it again. Try again.
- It won't work.
- If you won't, then I will.
Em, it won't work, okay?
Just stop.
Stop and look
what it's done to me!
It's killed her!
It's killed Sam!
I don't... What, you go back,
what are you gonna do?
I can't guarantee
what's gonna happen, Em.
Look. You're gonna end up
like me.
I can't even speak to anybody
in the past
without it killing them.
What are you doing?
Em, if I can't speak to someone,
I can speak to something.
[keyboard clacking]
Listen, I think
we'd better pack up, okay?
- I'll see you at work.
- [man] Wait.
- Look at this.
- [Ryan] What?
That's just readings
from the probe.
[man] Want me to boost it?
Yeah, keep going to 120.
Can you pass me this?
[digital chirping]
Ryan, you're gonna recognize
this voice, because it's yours.
Oh, my God.
And you're gonna listen
very carefully
to what I'm gonna say to you.
Who are you?
Listen, we're recording
on this, right?
[man] Yeah.
It's all still running.