Absentia (2017) s01e08 Episode Script

Brave Boy

1 Previously on Absentia Alice, what is this? I'm pregnant.
Our whole life together, it's just a consolation, isn't it? I'm going to my sister's.
Jack, I need your help.
I had something in my hand Was it this? Yeah.
That's the key to finding who had me.
Please, Jack.
They found six bodies in those woods, Em! Six! And you knew they were there.
How? The only way to stop it is to do the experiment on someone else.
No, no! Please! Please, no! That means you will be in charge of adding the water to the tank.
I don't want to do this, please! I hate you! I hate you! I hate you! - Easy.
Easy, Charles.
- [SCREAMING.]
Here's what I'm trying to understand, Jack.
You helped us track her down, and you're willing to go to jail for her? I don't know what you're talking about.
Jack Byrne, you're under arrest for harboring a wanted fugitive.
[CUFFS CLICK.]
Alice?! - [INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER.]
- [CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS.]
Ma'am, I'm sorry but we really need to ask you some questions.
- Ma'am, please? - Maura, you've got to talk to the cops.
It's the only way we can find your sister.
- Just try to relax.
- Maura, where are you going? How could you let this happen? Do you finally believe it's Emily now, uh? Or are you still standing by her side? [SOBBING.]
[CRYING.]
This is all your fault.
I'm I'm I'm gonna fix this.
Mr.
Durand, they're waiting for you outside.
Thank you.
REPORTER: Mr.
Durand, do you have a statement? [REPORTERS CLAMOURING.]
REPORTER: What happened? MAN: Hey what you got there? [CLANG.]
[CHIMES.]
I've stood here before as a as an FBI agent, I've I've appealed to you for help bringing criminals to justice.
I'm not speaking today, as an agent.
My family has been taken from me.
And I know the person who has them, and I I I know and I think that she's listening now.
Emily Emily, I know you're hurting, and what you went through, no-one no-one should have to go through, but I beg of you don't take this out on Alice and Flynn.
Remember who you used to be and do the right thing.
Bring my wife and our son home.
Please, bring them home.
Thank you.
Transcribed & synced by kinglouisxx & chamallow Proofreading by PetaG [HUMMING SOUND.]
- [DOOR OPENS.]
- [GASPS.]
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
Help! Help! Help! Flynn! Honey! Oh, my God, Flynn! Flynn! Wake up! - Flynn! - Mom? Get down! [DOOR SQUEALING.]
[GASPS AND SHIVERS.]
[FOOTSTEPS.]
[CLANG.]
[SHIVERING.]
[DOOR SLAMS AND ECHOES.]
[LOCK CLICKS.]
[FLYNN SOBBING.]
- Mom, don't go! - It's okay.
- Here, drink.
- I don't wanna - I wanna go home.
- I know you do, honey, but we can't do that right now.
Please drink the water.
[GRUNTS.]
Come here.
- Where are we? - I don't know.
- What is this place? - I don't know.
I know your father is looking for us right now, and he's gonna find us.
We just have to stay strong 'til he gets here.
And then, this will all fade away, just like waking up.
Can you hold 'til then, Flynn? Can you stay strong for me? Don't worry.
[FLYNN SOBBING.]
He's looking for us right this second.
Soon, this will all be over.
Jack Byrne, your bail's been posted.
You're free to go.
Watch your back out there.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Jack! Do I know you? You do now.
I'm the one who bailed you out.
Laurie Colson.
Could we go some place and talk for a moment? Uh yeah.
- There's a little place up here.
- Okay.
So, I've been following the case.
- Yeah, you and the rest of the country.
- No, not like them.
I think there's another side to this story and no-one's telling it.
See, I believe your sister is innocent.
And I think I can help you.
Wait a second.
You're that reporter Emily stabbed, - aren't you? - Oh, uh well What is this? Is this is this some kind of stunt? No, wait, please, it's not a stunt.
Yes.
Yes, I am that reporter, but this this was my fault.
- You know, I never should've been there.
- Okay.
You'll notice I never pressed charges, - and believe me, I could have.
- So, what do you want? - To tell Emily's story.
- [SCOFFS.]
With your help.
I want an exclusive with you, Jack.
I'll pay you back the bail.
No, forget about the money.
All I ask, is that you just take some time to really consider it.
Mull it over okay? If it's still a no, no hard feelings.
You know, if I gambled and lost, then I can live with that.
But I'm betting that you want someone to tell her side.
So, anything you need, okay? Anything at all, call me.
[FOOTSTEPS RETREATING.]
- [CHIMES.]
- We just got an ID on one of the bodies.
[PHONE RINGING IN THE BACKGROUND.]
WOMAN: Hello? Okay, forensics are processing the bodies.
They say the remains have co-mingled, but they've managed to ID the body that Emily uncovered.
Doctor Lu-Fang Shen.
Our earliest records show Shen working at MI followed by a position at Barrett House.
It's, er, short-term based for foster kids, it was ended up functioning as an orphanage.
- That's Emily's orphanage.
- We need to look into it.
Well, it's defunct.
Shut down over a decade ago.
- Well, let's look for old employees.
- Dr.
Shen has a brother.
Erik Shen.
[PHONE RINGING.]
[SNIFFS.]
- [PHONE CONTINUES RINGING.]
- [PHONE BEEPS.]
Emily, it's me.
They they arrested me, I couldn't call you.
- I'm I'm sorry.
I couldn't call you.
- Jack, Flynn's gone.
- They took him.
- I know, Em.
I know.
And Nick thinks that I did it.
And now he's gonna be wasting time looking for me - I know.
Emily - Can't even turn myself in, - 'cause no one's gonna believe me.
- Emily, listen to me.
This is why you need to find him before it's too late, okay? [SIGHS.]
God, Jack, I'm so tired, man.
I'm so tired.
I can't do this.
Emily Emily.
You have to stay focused.
Listen to me.
Now, tell me, what did you find out about Shen? [SNIFFS.]
Um Shen started experimenting on kids, after he left MIT.
There's two of them, from what I could find out but they were being tortured the same way that I was.
One of them was a boy.
His name was Charles, he was at my orphanage.
And the other one was a subject "B".
I think one of them might be holding Flynn.
Okay.
So is there anything you need me to do? I need to find Charles.
Eric Shen? Yeah.
My name is Nick Durand, FBI, this is Detective Gibbs.
We'd like to ask you a few questions.
I guess you guys are real thorough, huh? I'm sorry, I don't know what you mean.
Was there anything in Lu-Fang's effects? Anything to help the case? We've never been here, Mr.
Shen.
Not you, but the other agent.
She came the other day, asking about my brother and his research.
I gave her the key to my storage room.
Clear.
Okay, let's get to work.
We need to find out what she was after.
Dad, Emily needs help.
Okay? I need your help.
Well Proud of you, son.
You are? Everything you're doing for Emily, everything you've done for me.
Of course, I'm proud of you.
I know you think I went hard on you.
- Dad - No, it's okay.
We can be honest.
Well, growing up, yeah, I I guess I felt, after Emily there was no space left in the family for me.
You know, the love and the attention went to her.
It doesn't matter now.
It's in the past.
It does matter.
Matters to me.
I never meant to make you feel that way.
You were always doing so well.
Emily, you remember how she was.
I guess I thought she needed it more.
- I need you to know how - Dad I know.
I know.
Okay, I got a plan.
[LIGHTS BUZZING.]
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
- Flynn, wake up.
- What? [DOOR OPENS, SQUEALS.]
[CLANG.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[LOCK CLICKS.]
Here, take it.
This one's not so moldy.
Boo! Do you realize what a cliché you are? At least I'm not in senior care.
How you doing, Irv? [GROANS.]
I need a favor.
I'm busy, Warren.
Like you think the pigeon's gonna miss you? Come on, Irv.
It's for Emily.
Heard about that.
You gonna help me? Course, I'm gonna help you, Warren.
What do you need? I gotta find a person.
A kid actually.
Lost in the system? Worse, sadly.
You still have friends in Family Services? I do.
If they're still alive.
- You gonna call 'em? - Yeah.
- Well, when? - When I finished feeding the bird.
Well, how long's that gonna take? It's done when it's done, Warren.
[TENSE MUSIC BUILDS.]
Fuck! [BREATHING HEAVILY.]
[PHONE RINGING.]
Jack, talk to me.
'Cause I can't do this anymore, man.
Everything I touch just goes wrong.
And now they got Flynn.
- Emily - And I just gotta sit here and hide - like some kind of a fucking coward.
- Emily, Dad's here.
He has news.
Dad? Emily, we have the lead you're looking for.
- You found Charles? - We found Charles.
Last name Avallone.
He's in a mental facility.
Low security.
But you'll need to break in.
It won't be easy.
I know.
I love you.
I love you too, Dad.
[GASPS.]
[MUFFLED.]
: Help! [ELECTRICITY BUZZING.]
[MUFFLED.]
: Help.
Mommy stop squeezing, it hurts.
Sorry.
It's fine.
Everything's fine [GASPS.]
[SCREAMS.]
Please, no, no No.
This is not real.
This isn't real.
- Get some rest, Pop.
- Yeah, yeah.
His blood pressure's never been this high.
If you want your father to stay healthy, you need to keep his stress to a minimum.
I understand.
It won't happen again.
[SIGHS.]
Jack, what are you doing here? - I'm just visiting my father.
- I'm gonna tell you something, Jack.
Something that's gonna help us find her, - because all of this is on you.
- I don't know anything.
Don't, don't, don't.
Don't lie to me.
All of this is on you.
- Now, you realize that, don't you? - Nick I really don't know Stop! Stop! Stop lying to me! You helped her, so she could take my wife and my son.
- Her son.
Her son.
- Jeez, she is sick.
- She's sick! - No, she's hurt.
She is hurt, and you hurt her.
Don't you get that?! She didn't take your family, Nick.
Deep down you know that's true.
Don't you think I want to be on her side, Jack? Don't you think that I want that? But all of the evidence, all of it, it all points to her.
So if you have some way that is doesn't, just tell me.
Fine.
I'll go talk to your father.
No.
No, no.
He's been through enough.
Nick! Nick! Tell me where your daughter is.
You got a burner in here, uh? You helping her? You got some nerve coming in here! My grandson and daughter are out there! Why aren't you out there, where a man should be? You need to pick a side, Warren.
You need to pick a side.
Your your daughter's or your grandson's.
You were never good enough for her.
She ran rings 'round you as an agent, and she's running rings 'round you now.
And when she's cleared her name and caught this killer, she'll have made you and the whole damn Bureau look like the morons you are.
[GROANS.]
GIBBS: You're gonna want to hear this.
[PLAYS TAPE.]
DR.
SHEN: Do you know what will happen to you if you disobey me? - CHILD: Bad things.
- What kind of bad things? - What kind of bad things? - Not breathing.
Who shall I hurt? Shall I hurt B? No.
Shall I hurt you? Yes.
How many more of these are there? Well, there's a whole box.
Most of them are damaged.
But this is the clearest one.
What do you make of all this? You think Emily's one of those kids? I mean, she's the right age, but I don't know.
Let me Let me listen to that last part.
DR.
SHEN: You are a brave boy.
Repeat after me.
KID: I'm brave.
You are my favorite boy, Charles.
Who shall I hurt? You? Or her? Do you want your mother to suffer? Who will it be? You or her? Do you want me to hurt her? Hurt me.
[CLANG.]
[WATER RUNNING.]
NICK: You got anything on the boy from the tape? Well, the team is going as fast as they can.
The orphanage was demolished and replaced with a strip mall and the records are over 35 years old, and that's just the ones that weren't destroyed.
Nick? We're here.
I'll report back.
What can I do for you, gentlemen? We're the ones that called about information on former professor Lu-Fang Shen.
Have a sit.
As I told your colleague on the phone, we simply don't keep records of our professors' personal lives.
All I can give you is in here.
Yeah, we're looking for more off the record information.
How long have you worked here? Bill, is it? 21 years this April.
So you remember Shen.
Look, we're not looking to get you in any trouble here.
I'm just trying to get my family back.
Your information could help save them.
I remember him.
He was a big problem for the university.
He conducted psychological trials for research, - and some of them are in the records.
- And some aren't.
What kind of experiments? I don't know the details.
But I do recall that some students filed complaints.
There were adverse effects.
We shut it down.
So you swept it under the rug to avoid a scandal? Why did MIT hire him to begin with? Hmm? What did he specialize in? What kind of work did he do? Okay, there was [CLEARS THROAT.]
One bit of scandal but Conspiracy theory if you ask me.
- What was it? - Right.
He was rumored to be involved in Government research programs.
[SIGHS.]
Secret programs.
That's not uncommon with our institution.
- Yeah.
- Tell us about these rumors.
Flynn! Flynn! [BREATHING SHARPLY.]
Flynn! Are you okay? [SHIVERING.]
It's okay.
Why Why are you wet? Hey, it's okay.
Just tell me what happened? He put me in a tank.
Did you see who it was? No, but I but I heard him.
- Was it anyone you know? - I I couldn't tell.
He made me hold my breath under water.
And that hurt.
He said that if I did it, you wouldn't have to.
It's all right.
You don't have to.
[SOBBING.]
I'll call Nick.
Nick, we got a solid match.
There was a Charles at Barret House during the target time frame.
Charles Avallone.
Sending you the details now.
He's at Edgewater psychiatric facility.
It's a 15-minute-drive from here.
Let's go.
[BREATHING HEAVILY.]
Psst! Hey! Come here.
Hi.
Are you real? No.
I didn't think so.
I like your robe.
I like candy.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
Okay.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
[BELL RINGING.]
WOMAN: Hey! Hey! Stop.
Stop.
Hey, you.
Stop.
They didn't notice you, but I did.
You're not supposed to be here.
I have to tell everyone we have a visitor.
Hey, everyone! I'm looking for somebody Charles Avallone.
He's in here.
Do you know him? I know everyone.
EMILY: So what's your name? - Nick.
- Emily.
I'm sorry, are you Jenny's roommate? Yeah.
I think she's having problems with the bouncer outside.
Oh, shit.
Okay, I'll be right back.
So, what's your name? Nick.
Emily.
So does her roommate really have trouble with the bouncer or are you just making that up? Kind of cocky, aren't you? [CHUCKLES.]
I made it up.
Nice.
Do you like to dance, Nick? - No.
Really.
- No? Come on.
Let's go.
We're close.
Are you okay? Yeah.
I'm good, I'm fine.
Good.
Keep sharp.
Finding Charles is easy.
He's in lock down.
In a dungeon.
Behind the locked door at the end of the hall.
But be careful.
He hurts people.
He's very strong.
That guy has the key to the dungeon.
At medicine bell, I'll make a distraction and you'll steal the key.
We have to be really really quick.
[BELL RINGS.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
I'm Agent Nick Durand, need to speak with one of your patients, Charles Avallone.
We'd also like all his records and visitors logs.
- [SNAPS FINGERS.]
- [SCREAMS.]
[ALL SCREAMING.]
[KEYS JINGLE.]
You have approximately 8,4 minutes.
Bye! Thank you.
[CHATTER.]
What's going on? Don't worry.
It happens a lot.
[CHARLES SHIVERING.]
- Charles.
- [GASPS.]
Charles, wait! - [PANTING.]
- Charles! [HUBBUB.]
Thank you.
[PANTING.]
- [SCREAMS.]
- [GASPS.]
[GRUNTING.]
You were mean to us.
You're a bad person! You made us hurt.
I remember you.
Emily.
[GROANS.]
I'm sorry, Charles.
I'm sorry.
I don't want to hurt you.
I just need to know what happened.
- [CRYING.]
- Did Dr.
Shen hurt you? - He was a bad man.
- Yes.
Yes, he was.
Did he hurt anyone else? I need to know what happened.
Please! We will never help you! You are not good, you don't get help! Did Dr.
Shen hurt anyone else? Tell me! Who was with you and Shen? - B.
- Yes, B.
You were subject A.
The other child is subject B.
Who is it? B B is for "Books".
Give us our book.
No, stay with me! Give me my book! Charles, stay with me.
Who are you protecting? Give us our book! We need our book! - No.
- MAN: No! Charles is out! He's fighting a woman! He's fighting a woman! Help! Help us out! He's fighting a woman! [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
He's fighting a woman! Help us out! [SCREAMS.]
They're fighting! They're fighting! Help! Help, they're fighting! Charles is fighting with a woman! Charles is fighting with a woman.
Help.
Help! [PANTING.]
- Emily! Don't move! - [GUN COCKS.]
Emily, don't make me do this.
Just tell me where they are.
Don't, don't, don't, don't.
I told you not to move.
Put your hands where I can see them.
Emily, put your hands where I can see them, and turn around slowly.
Why are you doing this? Can't you see you're hurting him? How can you say that to me? I am trying to save Flynn.
This is over.
I'm done believing you.
You need to let me go.
Put the gun down now.
[GUNSHOT.]
Transcribed & synced by kinglouisxx & chamallow Proofreading by PetaG