Aftermath (2016) s01e01 Episode Script

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1 This unprecedented streak of natural disasters across the globe - - People grasp for any kind of answer.
Well, if you're talking about the social-media nonsense about the end of the world, it barely merits Oh, but it is not nonsense to say that we have abused the planet, and Gaia is We have to distinguish between physical events and tales of the paranormal.
Look, this could all end tomorrow.
The world, you mean.
[laughter] [indistinct chatter] Hey, I got the pre-Columbian files and the stuff from the dig in New Mexico.
Great, great.
We had this all digitized, remember? I'm not sure we're gonna have power for this little while.
Here, put it in here.
Is that it? Okay.
Hey, find yourself somewhere safe and stay there till it's over.
I got to get to my family.
Here just in the last few weeks, earthquakes in Asia, South America.
Mount Etna erupts.
Not to mention the inexplicable number of storms here Come on, Karen.
[beeping] Our grid is presently down.
Please The outbreak of disease I can't believe any son of mine is going to the Peace Corps.
I just don't hang around with a torn ACL.
If I can't play football I'd be doing some good.
Couldn't have thought of the Air Force? [chuckles] Did good for me.
Oh, at least "Peace Corps" sounds military.
It's got "Corps" in it.
And "Peace," which makes your dad happy.
Covering all the bases, as usual.
Let's move it.
This is a historic shot right here, because this is the largest mass evacuation in U.
history 2 1/2 million people hitting the roadways.
The issue is a massive burst of energy from the Sun called a solar storm, and there's a couple 200 people have been injured.
Some of the wounded are still NASA said the objects will pass very near the Earth, possibly skimming the atmosphere.
But there will be no damage.
Tsunami watches are in force from New Jersey to Virginia.
A sturgeon consumed two children in the Skagit River today.
Grab me the garbage bags, will you? Right, 'cause I would know where the garbage bags are.
Girl can dream.
Hey, can you keep a secret? No, don't tell me anything.
I'm going to Seattle tonight.
First, you're coming outside to help me clean up.
Dana, listen to me.
Gramps is letting me live with him, and I can still stay in school.
Mom and Dad already said no.
Melinda's picking me up, and I'm taking the bus from Yakima.
Bri, we've had storms for a week.
There's no phones, no Internet, no power.
Plus, my friend Marty says everyone's getting sick in Garfield County.
Not the time to chase a guy to college.
I'm not chasing him.
He loves me.
You know I have to tell Mom about this.
[whispering] You don't tell Mom anything.
Because you make me part of all your stupid shit.
You're kind of a genius that way.
Dana, I am old enough to do this.
I'm 17, for God's sake.
Yeah, except I'm 16, and we're twins.
17 in two weeks, whatever.
Yeah, if you live that long.
Now help me? [line trilling] Really? [trilling continues] We're sorry.
The Copelands, Karen and Josh Are not available to take your call.
- Please - Come on, Karen.
Before turning the gun on herself.
Come on.
When officers pulled up to the westbound off-ramp of the MacArthur Causeway, they found one man mauling, chewing the face of another.
When that officer ordered him to back off and he didn't, they opened fire.
New disease affects the brain and spreads rapidly.
It is being blamed for a wave of savage killings across the country.
Perilous times are upon us, and we must be ready for the What the hell? Of the day and the hour, no one knows.
But it is coming like a thief in the night.
So the question is, are you ready? Well, people, get ready, because the signs and the portents are there.
Hey, Karen? Karen! Yeah, yeah.
What's up? Hey, come here.
We had power at the university for 20 minutes today.
They said there's a Category 5 hurricane headed this way.
- Hurricane? - Winds up to 170 miles an hour.
- Girls, let's go.
- The physics are wrong, Dad.
Hurricanes need warm water.
The Pacific is freezing.
Okay, then, Bill Nye.
Explain that.
We got to get in the house, close the windows, get to a low point.
- Get inside! - Shut all the doors.
Let's go! Come on, guys.
[thunder booming] Two windows gone upstairs.
All right, we stay down here.
Everyone remain calm.
Everything's going to be fine as long as the roof holds.
[loud rumbling and crashing] - [screams] - We'll be all right.
- Is this an earthquake? - It's all right.
It'll be okay.
[screams] [ominous music] [birds chirping] Dana? Honey? Where'd you go? Here, Mom.
Oh, hey, babe.
You're up early.
What are you doing? Trying to save a few of the fish.
The fish? Oh, my God.
The essence of the explosions was sonic booms and not meteor impacts.
That is so gross.
What on Earth? These are saltwater species.
So how'd they get here? Storms pick them up and drop them inland.
It happens, but it's rare.
It stinks.
It's freaking biblical.
That's a that's a good word for it, Matt.
Um [radio static whirring] And obey all laws.
The government is working to restore power across the United States.
Across America? How big is this thing? [car horn honks] Matt.
Obey all laws.
[radio static whirring] Earl.
[sighs] Josh.
Those fish? Yeah, yeah.
Hurricane must have picked them up and brought them inland.
Aldersons got snakes.
What do you mean snakes? I mean snakes.
Well, how many? Well, how many fish you got? I don't know probably hundreds.
Well, that's about how many snakes.
How you folks doing otherwise? Uh, good.
Lost a few shingles off the house, a couple of windows, but that's it.
Yeah, well, insurance won't pay.
This whole thing's an act of God.
Let's hope not.
Yeah, well, there's lots of stuff going on.
Heard that there were quakes all over the place, but none on any fault lines, and some big storm cut Cape Cod right in two.
My friend Jenny actually texted me while my phone was working for, like, four seconds, and she said that there were, like, apparitions in New York and faces looking in windows but 40 floors up.
Your friend Jenny's an idiot.
You're an idiot, Dana.
Shut up.
Listen, Josh, I got a favor.
My sister's kid goes to your college.
Clark Becker? He and a friend were camping up in the hills, and they haven't heard from them, and I'd appreciate it if you'd be on the lookout.
Green SUV? RVL6768.
Busy day, huh, Earl? Oh, yeah.
Trying something new? Putting the prisoners in the front seat? Oh, he's no prisoner Poor fellow.
I just found him wandering.
I'm trying to get him some grief counseling or something.
He's part of that bad business over in Richland.
What business? Everyone went out of their heads.
Well, panic can do that.
No, this wasn't panic.
This was stone crazy, violence and stuff.
My brother got sick two days ago.
Well, is he all right? Cops shot him dead.
They shot him? Yeah, he was skinning his wife alive.
Not that she's alive anymore.
Yeah, all right, we better get going.
Will you keep an eye out for those kids for me? - All right, thanks, Earl.
- Yeah, yeah.
Let's go clean up.
Come on.
[car door closes] [engine turning over] [car beeping] [ominous music] [clattering] The quake, which registered 6.
1 on the Richter Scale, was Okay, really, who skins his wife? The guy was disturbed.
You don't even know what happened.
Reports of an outbreak of a disease causing delirium and violence Probably didn't happen.
[pounding at door] Hello? Is anyone home? My name's Clark Becker.
That's Earl's missing nephew.
[pounding at door] I-I need help.
[breathing heavily] You know, your, uh, uncle was here earlier looking for you.
We got nailed by the storm.
We had my mom's SUV, but we dumped it after the quake.
I think we got a piece of it out front.
[breathing heavily] That's disgusting.
All right, uh, Brianna.
Would you like some dessert? - Dude.
- We have utensils.
Not cool.
[growling] [dramatic music] Hey! [screams] Mom! Dana, the Bible, the Bible.
Come here.
Dana, gun! Out of the way! [screams] [screams] What the hell was that? What was that? What did I just kill? We have a gun? Jesus, Mom.
What was that? You stay here.
I'm going to the police.
A person died.
Shots were fired.
I'm going to report it.
- Mom! - Listen, I'll go.
Let me go.
Kids, reload the gun.
No, what if you need it? I'm going to the police station.
There will be tons of guns there.
- Damn it, Karen.
- Just take the kids inside.
I'll be back soon.
Get inside.
What are you doing? Don't let her go! - Like, holy - It's the right thing.
- It's the right thing.
- How could you let her go? She was Air Force.
She'll be okay.
Now, come on.
Let's go.
Come on.
Come on.
We're gonna lock the doors.
We're gonna barricade them.
Let's go.
Come on.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Hello? [lights clicking] Hello! [tense music] [screaming] [yelling] [grunts] [people growling and yelling] [gun cocks] This is taking too long.
Where is she? [footsteps descending stairs] Everything's locked up upstairs.
She's still not back? Nope.
How do we know one of those things didn't get her? - Is that her? - That's her.
She's back.
Oh, thank God.
Give me the gun.
- Give me the gun! - What? Lock the door.
[tense music] Hey, hey, let her go! Let her go! [snarling] I'll shoot! I'll shoot.
[growls] Hey.
We have a shotgun? We do now.
Well, the kids are finally asleep.
I'll take first watch, if you want.
No, I'm working anyway.
Why don't you get some sleep? I don't think the university's going to be open anytime soon.
No, it's more practical than academic.
Look, Karen there is no denying what we saw today.
[groans] That something came out of that camper.
And the two guys in the jail No, no, no, there was nothing inside them.
I they were just batshit crazy.
I don't think that explains what I saw.
So I just want to do some research.
Maybe I can, you know, come up with some other possible explanation.
You study religion, archeology, and myth.
So what does that have to do with anything? I think that there's a lot more going on here.
I don't think there's any way that you could explain what happened with traditional biology or Okay, just Do you have anything concrete or, like, helpful? I don't know.
It's been a rough couple of days.
I don't know if I can take anything else in.
Yeah, you're You're right.
Maybe I'm just [exhales deeply] Overanalyzing everything.
Our world is falling apart, but at least we're all together.
I'm gonna do a little more reading if you want to go get some sleep.
[suspenseful music] It's actually a really beautiful day.
All right, let's get started.
All right.
[sighs] Mom, are you getting service upstairs? No, I thought for a second, but nothing.
[Brianna screams] [screaming] Brianna! Brianna! - Brianna! - Brianna! Brianna! Brianna! [screaming] Oh, Bri! No! [crying] No.
This has a fifty gallon tank, a bed and a generator.
Get in.
- Okay.
- Here.
Where the hell was that? - Josh, let's go! - Yeah, yeah.
- What are you bringing that stuff for? - Think of them as road maps.
- She took off to the northeast.
- That's where we'll start.
I left a note for her.
You don't think someone should stay here in case she comes back? We stick together.
How long are we gonna be gone? As long as it takes.
I'm scared, Mom.
Do you think Brianna's okay? I'm scared, too, hon.
We're gonna find her.
[Brianna breathing heavily] Holy shit.
[man groans] Oh.
How did you get me here? Who are you? Who am I? You're the one who took me.
What do you want? You stay away from me, and I'll stay away from you.
Got it? [groans] I don't remember anything.
How did I get here? I can't get anything on any station.
[radio static whirring] So this was essentially the biggest storm ever.
Seems like.
There's a gas station.
It looks intact.
I thought we had 50 gallons.
You got to fill up whenever you get the chance, Matt.
You want gas? Uh, yeah.
I'll ask you to step back into the vehicle.
No gas, huh? Sure, there's gas.
It's full service only.
I just need a couple gallons.
You have power? All the power I need.
Hey, no, that's That's really not necessary.
Thank you.
Stop that.
Please stop that.
Ugh, knock it off! I said I do full service.
That's disgusting.
- Stop it.
- Hey, knock it off! - Stop! - Dad, what is that? - What? - Ugh.
Oh! I see the problem.
I-I see it.
Yeah, I see the problem, all right.
We got to get out of here.
- Oh! - Jesus Christ! - Oh, my God.
- Drive.
There it is right here.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Drive! Hey, you didn't pay for the gas! Thieving rat bastards.
[screaming] That was crazy.
That was like the guys who were in the police station Totally out of his mind.
[crying] What the What the hell is happening? - Hey, baby, it's okay.
- It's all right.
It's okay, baby.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Dad, I'm scared.
- Honey? - First Brianna and now this.
It's okay.
Hey, look at me.
Why is why is this happening so fast? I don't I don't understand.
I don't I don't get it.
I don't know, but listen, we're gonna be okay.
We're sticking together.
We're gonna find your sister.
And we're gonna make it through this.
Special measures Hey, hey.
An emergency response zone is being set up in the city of Yakima.
Food, shelter, and medical help are available in Yakima Listen to this.
This is great news, okay? Authorities have announced We'll text your sister.
She'll get it when the system comes up and know to meet us in Yakima.
It's great, right? We don't know where she is or if she's even alive.
She's alive, Matt.
- How can you know that? - Because I know.
The systems are getting rebooted, and we're meeting her in Yakima.
That's what's happening.
[softly] That's what's happening.
[breathing heavily] [cell phone playing music] [groaning loudly] [ominous music] [growls] [screaming] [breathing heavily] Holy shit.
Oh, no, no.
They're hanging people.
Just drive.
Just drive.
Oh, God.
[cell phone vibrates, chimes] [siren wailing] Hey! Hold on! Wait! Wait! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hands up.
Hands up.
Don't move.
Dawkins, it's me Brianna Copeland.
You're friends with my dad, Josh Copeland.
He works at the university.
Look, I-I-I'm trying to get back to my family, all right? They're in Yakima.
You're the Copeland girl oh, the funny one.
Do you think you could help me out? Okay, come on.
Get in the car.
Let's go.
Always remember, little missy, policeman is your friend.
[laughing] Pull over.
I got to take a leak.
[sighs] I'm sitting right here.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.
[urine splashing] What the hell, Mr.
Dawkins? How do you know my name? What do you We went over this already.
I told you you're a friend of my dad's Professor Joshua Copeland.
He works at the university.
I saw you yesterday.
No shit? I-I've known you going on, what, like, ten years now? Hey, Jacobs, how long I known you? I don't know.
Couple hours? Look, I really need to get to Yakima.
I've always wanted to see Paris.
Hey, little missy here says I've known her ten years.
Now, does that sound right to you? I don't know.
Ask the sergeant.
What sergeant? The sarge.
Hey, Sarge? [cries] Sarge, does this little girl seem credible to you? [moans weakly] Stertorous breathing, pupils dilated.
Seems to be having trouble talking.
[sighs] What should we do? Render assistance, I guess.
Yeah, I guess.
[Brianna screams] [crying] [sniffs] Mm, I like your hair.
[clears throat loudly] Come on.
Come on.
[engine turning over] What's this? What do you think? She's waving us down.
She must need our help.
What's in it for us? I hope that's a joke, Matt.
Hold on.
I'm coming with you.
No, you're not.
Stay here.
Cover us.
Oh, thank God you stopped.
I'm Ella.
This is my husband, Norm.
- Karen.
This is Josh.
- Hi.
We've got a first-aid kit on board.
Don't touch me.
These men, they ran us off the road.
They said they were hungry.
Norm's an accountant.
He's a stickler for planning.
We had food for three days.
He wouldn't give them any, so they took everything.
We have plenty of food, if you don't mind military rations.
We would appreciate that so much.
Uh, look, we'll even trade you for it.
Don't give them anything! Stop it, Norm.
They beat me half to death! We're not gonna hurt you, buddy.
We just want to give you some food.
Not if I take it first.
- Whoa, whoa.
- All right.
Put the gun down, Norm! - Put the gun away, buddy.
- Norm, put the gun down! - I'll use it, I swear.
- No, you won't! Come on.
You haven't even held a gun before.
You don't know that.
Come on.
Come on.
Put the gun away.
Norm, stop it.
I've been shooting all my life, pal, and you might as well be a quail.
[loud rumbling] [all gasp] That's that's some meteorite.
All right.
Come on.
Why don't we try being friends? Put it away.
I'll make you some coffee.
It's okay.
By the way, Norm, word of advice You had your safety on.
[loud rumbling in the distance] Shit.
I heard something on the radio, but they weren't supposed to hit the Earth.
Well, that one did.
We're lucky it didn't hit us.
Eggs are up.
[bell rings] [sniffing] You smell food? Huevos rancheros.
So? So we shot the cook the last time through.
Was that today? Yeah, two hours ago.
Health code violation 353C.
Storing raw food with cooked.
So who's in there now? Somebody who doesn't respect the health code is who.
All right.
You go in the front and occupy 'em, and I'll go in the side and hit 'em.
Wait, wait, wait! What about our suspect? [whispering] She's probably connected to them.
I'll bring her with me.
All right.
Meet you in there.
[normal voice] Well, come on, little missy.
Let's go see your friends.
[electronic door bell chimes] Whoo, damn! It smells good in here.
Whoo! Forks down.
Hands up.
So who's in charge? Me.
And who are you? I'm an officer of the law.
Named? I'm, uh Uh You know my name? Yes, Mr.
Yeah! Anyway, it's not important.
What's important is that you crowd have the requisite permits to be operating that flat-top griddle back there.
Look out! [Brianna screams] Requesting assistance.
Officer down.
Requesting assistance.
Officer down.
Requesting assistance.
Oh, shit.
- Requesting assistance.
- Officer down.
Officer down! [gunshot] Requesting a [gunshot] Why did you choose us over them? Because I thought they were gonna kill you.
[laughs] Good answer.
[screaming] What the hell? No blood.
They were Feverheads, little girl.
You might have had it too.
There's no blood in your mouth.
Come on.
Let's get the hell out of here.
[electronic door bell chimes] Hey.
Hey, what the hell's a Feverhead? It's a disease makes people crazy.
We had to kill two of our own friends yesterday.
Those two cops They had it, too.
Well, I-I don't have it.
But it's everywhere around here.
We're riding our way out of it.
Hey, look, I just saved your asses in there, so maybe you could do something for me.
I need a ride to Yakima.
We're not going to Yakima.
I just saved your life! All right? Please.
I need to get back to my family.
All right.
[motorcycle engine humming] I'll take you to Yakima.
Get on 97 up to 2, then head west.
I'll catch up at Everett.
Well, get on.
[engine turning over] You think Brianna is in Yakima yet? Yes, I do.
So why don't we get there tonight? Because it's not safe to drive at night.
But the roads are fine.
The Army Reserve controls Yakima, so it's a safe zone.
We're not gonna get killed trying to save six hours, 'cause we know she's there and she's safe.
Do you guys remember when Brianna used to run away all the time when she got upset? [Dana chuckles] You guys know she was on the roof the whole time, right? What? Yeah.
I looked for her for, like, four hours.
First night that we got this camper Remember the first night? Your mother and I took it out way out on the coast Do we want to hear this story? No, we got on the roof.
We slept on the roof that night, the first night.
And Brianna was not there.
[laughter] I just saw a shooting star.
We got to take that as a good sign, guys.
There's a lot of them tonight.
You know it would only take one about six miles wide to wipe out life on Earth.
- Hmm.
- Thanks.
"The stars of Heaven fell unto the Earth.
" Oh, no.
The Bible, hon? [scoffs] You think they have any idea what's going on? No.
Do you? Are you okay? Yeah.
Yeah, it's just things are bad enough, you know? I don't think you need to go quoting the Bible.
What was that? It was the book of Revelations.
- Yeah.
- End of days.
Brianna's out there.
We'll find her.
Well, look, I You know, I didn't want to tell you this, but some of the research that I was doing last night I discovered that there are some native nations and some cultures that have a demon called a skinwalker.
It's like a kind of pure spirit.
It can do no harm on its own, but when it takes possession of a human body, it can do horrible things.
If the body dies, then it flees.
- Really? - Look, I know.
I know.
But think about what we saw with the camper the thing that happened to Brianna.
I mean, there's some truth in these ancient myths.
What you're saying There's a lot more than some truth.
According to the myth, the skinwalkers were locked within the Earth, and only a great earthquake could set them free at the end time.
Come on, now.
[chuckles] The fever driving everyone crazy? There's supposed to be a plague at the end.
Yeah you're also supposed to hear trumpets, right? I mean, I remember that from Sunday school.
You hear trumpets? No, no trumpets.
Neither do I.
So, until we hear trumpets, why don't we deal with our problems that are right in front of us? Get to Yakima and get our daughter.
Yes, we will.
[soft music] [woman vocalizing] You are entering a quarantine zone.
Please remain calm You will be medically examined.
Stay in your vehicle until instructed to exit by a designated Straight line, folks.
Leave all bags and personal effects in your vehicle.
There are no Let's go.
Out of the vehicle now.
Let's go.
Let's go.
- Everybody? - Yes, please.
Come on, kids.
Let's go.
Right here.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Any irrational behavior? Any panicking and violence? Yeah, we've seen a lot.
No, I mean your family.
Any fever? Anyone sick? - No, no fever.
- No.
Don't want fever in the city.
Hey, what are you doing? Sir? Take off your glasses, please.
Blood in the mouth is the only symptom of this plague.
We have orders to shoot anyone with blood in the mouth on sight.
You're clear.
Okay, you people are good to go.
We're missing our daughter.
We got separated from her.
Is there a reunification place in Yakima at all? Do you know? Yeah, Yakima Valley Community College.
You're coming in from the south, so get off at Nob Hill, west of 16th.
- Feverheads! - Feverheads! - Clear! - Clear! Clear! - Feverheads.
- Feverheads? The government's keeping you safe, folks.
I hope you find your daughter.
You're good to go.
All right, everyone in.
Let's go.
Come on.
Come on.
Bye! Thanks, Little Mike! Thank you so much! [cell phone vibrates, chimes] [cell phone vibrates, chimes] Guys, she made it.
[laughs] She made it! Yes.
Yes! - She's on the other side of town.
- What's it say? She's on the north side.
"Almost there.
" - In Yakima? - Yeah.
[laughs] [indistinct chatter] Look.
[ominous music] [rapid trumpet notes] [people screaming] Dad, look.
It's gonna hit the city.
We have to get out of here.
Drive! Not without Brianna.
Dad, drive! [explosion] [people screaming] [screams] [siren wailing] What is all this? Looks a lot like the end of the world.
[sighs] We have to face it.
I'm I'm - That's not true, Matt.
- I'm not gonna accept that.
We survived it.
Why wouldn't she? She's alive.
How do you know? 'Cause I know.
Hey, Karen.
You got to believe, okay? You got to believe.
It's okay.
[radio static whirring] [cheerful jazz music playing over radio] What is that? It sounds like Don't say it.
Just don't.
Next time on "Aftermath" - Hey! - Leave her! Some kind of brain disease I don't know.
Stay the hell away, and don't get infected.
We're gonna find her the same way we did before.
You know family doesn't matter anymore, right? They are spirits that can possess a person.
What if he's one of those What did you call them, skinwalkers? Yeah.
There is a body in there, a dead body.
Mom? Matt! Show yourself!