Alex Rider (2020) s01e06 Episode Script

Episode Six

1 Set our eyes west Chase the sunset ♪ Hint of wine on my breath ♪ And you got Your hand on my hand ♪ Lips to my ear ♪ Whisper "Switch To 5th gear" ♪ I will Hey, look ♪ Cosa Nostra In a Tesstarossa ♪ Pull me closer ♪ Baby, don't let go ♪ Get away from Where we came from ♪ Where we'll end up I don't know ♪ We got the whole world ahead And the old world behind ♪ Nothing in the rear view But wasted time ♪ Steal my heart I promise I won't tell ♪ And if I steal your kisses Baby, pay my bail ♪ We got the whole world ahead And the old world behind ♪ Whole world ahead And the old world behind ♪ Whole world ahead And the old world behind ♪ You're the whole world And the world is mine ♪ [WIND WHISTLING.]
Stick out your tongue Let me take your temperature ♪ If you ain't having No fun ♪ Must be something wrong With ya ♪ Let me take Your fingerprints ♪ Pay your way And now you're in ♪ And better seal your lips So that'll be the end of ya ♪ Come and find your love At the heartland ♪ Heartland ♪ Ain't nothin' You're looking for ♪ You've had enough But you wanted more ♪ Come and lose yourself At the heartland ♪ Heartland ♪ You'll forget Who you were before ♪ Give it up You can have it all ♪ In the heartland ♪ EVA: Good morning.
- You need to eat something.
- Don't want to.
Kyra, we need to act normal.
If I could do that, I wouldn't be here.
What happened? - Morning, Alex.
- Morning, Kyra.
ARRASH: Feels different, doesn't it? Being in the minority.
Being the odd ones out.
Only two of you left.
It's kind of sad.
Watching two people cling so hard to something that's so mundane.
So, what's it gonna be? Gonna run away as well? What do you think? [CHUCKLES.]
Perhaps running away is not what to do.
Right, man? EVA: I've been through all our files.
All the background on Sir David, Lady Caroline.
Every second of online footage.
This other boy doesn't appear once.
Our visitor says he took it from the hand of a dead man.
Parker is in London.
Let's get to the bottom of this.
And, uh, bring Kyra down after lessons.
As soon as she is dealt with, the better.
Of course.
ALEX: Kyra? Kyra? Are you okay? What do you think? We saw Baxter got killed last night.
Laura's gone, now James is gone, and I'm next.
So on a scale of okay to not okay, I am very not.
I won't let it happen.
Really? How's that going to work? Look.
You are not entirely stupid, but if you think I need you to ride in and rescue me now, you clearly haven't been paying attention.
What are you gonna do? It hurts me to say it, but James was right.
If we stay here, we're finished.
I can't leave.
- Not yet.
- Why not? Is it something to do with Ian Rider? Look, you do whatever you have to do, and I'll do whatever I have to.
But until you trust me, you're no use to me.
Hello? Sorry, what? Yeah.
And you'll text me the address? Perfect.
I Eddie, cover for me.
Tell Mr.
Boswell I'm ill - or something.
- Why? When undiscovered talent becomes discovered talent.
That's just happened.
Windows fogged up Nothing new ♪ Only enough room for two ♪ And, oh We're getting old ♪ The thing is sometimes I think I've always seen my life, like, through a lens.
You know, it's just kind of what makes me me.
Nah, too preachy.
You got that 1983 vibe And not a lot of time ♪ Take in the view ♪ You got your top down Headed southbound ♪ And turning on a dime What do we do? ♪ One last ride And one more time ♪ And na-na-na-na-na-na ♪ [WIND WHISTLING.]
EVA: From Facebook data to Internet oversight, what we can see is that if your message is strong enough, you can take away people's liberties.
And they will applaud you for doing it.
Now, as we all know, Dr.
Baxter is indisposed today.
So this afternoon's physical education session will be replaced by a free study period.
Work well.
Oh, um, Kyra.
I'd just like a word, please.
In my office.
If you don't mind.
You can't just run.
You'll die in the snow.
- I'm going to die anyway.
- You hide.
We got the codes, - so go somewhere - They'd look everywhere.
They wouldn't.
I just need an hour.
We've seen the second floor, and the answers aren't there.
The answers have to be in the basement.
I don't have an hour.
I don't care about your answers.
Kyra, please.
What are you gonna do? Better you don't ask.
So when they come for you, you can't tell them.
CRAWLEY: We're going back 30 years or more.
I want everything covered.
All our enemies.
Old and new.
Double-check everything.
What do you think Ian would say about Blunt putting Alex in play? He was training him.
I think he'd be proud.
Hello? Hello? - LANGHAM: Tom.
- I'm here for the young filmmakers' networking thing.
We spoke on the phone.
- Welcome.
- Thank you.
- Come through.
- Sure.
- Who brought you? - No one.
I came by myself.
- Can I take your jacket? - Sure.
That'd be lovely.
Carry on.
You must be Tom Harris.
I'm Parker Roscoe.
- I run Roscorp Media.
- No way.
I know you.
Have your cake and eat it.
That was awesome.
That was a long time ago.
- A different life, you could say.
- Ah.
I very much enjoyed your, uh, films.
They were very original.
Thank you.
Um Yeah.
That's what we were shooting for, actually.
Um Sometimes I think I've always seen life, like, through a lens.
You know? It's just part of what makes me me.
By the way, I think we may have a friend in common.
- What? Really? - Yeah.
Alex Rider? No.
Alex Friend.
Alex F Yeah.
There's a lot of Alexes.
It's a very popular name.
Alex Friend Sir David? Up at the mansion? With that big bedroom with a huge bed? I mean, like, who even has that? I assume you might because Rich.
His sister.
She Pfft.
She's a bit of a handful.
Isn't she? How do you know Alex Friend, Tom? Yeah, it's a long It's a long story.
Well, I'd love to hear it.
Uh - I've just remembered, I - Remembered what? I have a thing now.
Shall I come back? I can come back.
- I don't think so.
- I've really gotta Sit down, Tom.
Don't make me ask you again.
- Have you seen Kyra? - No.
Well, if you see her.
Of course.
Eva wants a word with Kyra.
About time.
We'll find her.
I'll check the back stairs.
- Come on.
- Alex.
- Alex! - [SHUSHING.]
Be quiet.
Jesus Christ.
Please, man, you've gotta help us.
You gotta get us out of here.
They're gonna kill us.
My name is Parker Roscoe.
My father can pay you anything you want if you can just get me out of here.
LAURA: Alex, you need to get us out of here, please? Please, Alex.
- Tell me the truth, Tom.
- I'm telling you the truth, man.
I don't really know him.
I just deliver him pizza sometimes.
I have a part-time job.
I deliver pizza.
Sometimes to him, but I don't know him.
I was just bigging myself up, man.
I don't How does someone like me knows someone like that? Exactly.
See, I know that you're lying to me, Tom.
Okay? When you learn to become a liar you can detect it in others.
I am an excellent liar.
And you're not.
LANGHAM: I have a faster way to solve this.
Grab his thumb.
No, you don't have to do this.
You don't have to do this.
I'm telling you the truth.
Please, I swear.
I swear [WHIMPERS.]
Twenty-first century window into the soul.
Let's see who you really are.
Call him.
I'm sending you a video.
I think you need to act quickly.
TOM: If anyone who's met Alex Rider would think he's a typical teenage schoolboy.
But if comic books have taught us anything, which they have, is that looking like a mild-mannered normo is actually an obvious giveaway.
So is Alex Rider really what he seems? [DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING.]
Kyra's gone as well.
Have security sweep the building.
- Check all exits.
- Yes, doctor.
We've looked everywhere.
: We have a breach.
Side door has been compromised.
Any sign of them? [STATIC CRACKLES.]
GUARD: One set of footprints.
One set.
Small, leading to the forest.
She will die out there.
Do you wanna bet everything on that? They've split up.
They've seen the truth.
And she panicked and ran away.
Send out a squad to bring Kyra back.
Dead or alive.
Then search the building - for Alex Rider.
- EVA: Understood.
- GUARD 1: Sir.
- GUARD 2: Yes, sir.
ALEX: Who the hell is that? PARKER: That's Stepan Serenkov.
He's been here longer than all of us.
The whole place is a setup.
It always has been.
They have these, like, copies of us.
Like twins.
It's like looking in the mirror.
They come down here, they watch us, and they learn every detail.
I know.
I saw the second floor.
They've got these monitoring stations.
- Everything's been duplicated.
- JAMES: And they come here and look at us like we're animals in a cage.
They ask us stuff.
They're supposed to be us.
And when they're good enough at being us, they get sent to our homes.
Do you understand? They get sent to our families.
They sleep in our beds.
They take over our lives.
And we're just Parker's right.
We need to get out of here.
Even if I could get you out, what then? We can't just go running upstairs without a plan.
We'll get killed.
- The guards have guns.
- Do you know why she's like that? Do you know why they're all like that? Stellenbosch is interrogating us.
And anything they can't learn from just watching, anything they need, I mean, your favorite food, your PIN number for your bank account, the name of your first pet, anything to get the bigger picture, she gets it out of you no matter how hard you try.
- Okay? You can't leave us here.
- You'll be safer here.
- I can get help then come back.
- You can't leave us here.
- I'm sorry.
- Alex, you can't leave us here.
Alex! Alex Rider, I presume.
- Hello? - BAKER: Hello, Miss Starbright.
I'm calling from Brooklands School Office.
- What can I do for you? - I just wanted to ask, - does Tom Harris happen to be with you? - No.
Should he be? I wondered if he popped around to see Alex.
- You see, he's not in school, and I can't get ahold of his parents.
And it's unlike Tom to skip school, so I Wait, he just You know what? I'm sure it's nothing.
He's probably just a little ill.
Don't worry about it.
You know what? I'll call you back.
Who's Jack Starbright? Just some kid from school.
You stay here.
I'll make sure we don't have any unexpected visitors.
Langham is leaving the building.
Stay on Parker.
You are wasting your energy.
They've all been in here, and they've all tried to escape.
Tried very hard, believe me.
GREIF: But you're not like them, are you? You're a fake.
You can talk.
You've got a whole school of them.
My children aren't fake.
- My children are perfect.
- Your children? I doubt you'll understand, but the world needs a leader, Alex.
One voice, my voice, through them.
So that's Project Gemini then? You have been busy, haven't you? I think it's my turn now to learn about you.
What are you doing? And we're ready.
Go ahead.
ALEX: What are you doing? No.
We've got movement.
A lot of movement.
They've got snowmobiles out across the mountain.
Small groups sweeping in a grid pattern.
It's a search.
Someone's got out.
What is it? JACK: It's Alex's friend Tom.
He skipped school to go to Roscorp Media and isn't answering his phone.
Something's not right.
Leave it with me.
GREIF: What's your name? Alex.
GREIF: Your full name.
Alex Friend.
You know, from the Friend Foundation.
I go clay-pigeon shooting.
What is your name? Alex Friend.
How much did you give him? The dose is accurate.
He's just fighting it.
GREIF: Alex, you're lying.
Your name is Alex Rider.
Tell me the truth.
Who sent you here? Why did you kill? - Why did you kill my uncle? - GREIF: What? Why? Why did you kill Ian? - EVA: Who? - GREIF: Who's Ian? You don't know? Who is Ian? ALEX: That doesn't make any sense.
How can you not know? Is there someone else? Someone else is involved? Aah I'll find them.
GREIF: Who sent you here? - Who Who knows about me? - ALEX: All this way, and you don't even know who he is? GREIF: Answer the question.
Who sent you? Or what? You gonna turn the water on? You're gonna play the music? I'm not gonna help you.
I'm not gonna help you.
I can get paper clips any time I like.
Now, who sent you here? Who sent you here? I've seen it all ♪ I've seen it all now ♪ I swear to God I've seen it all ♪ Nothing shocks me Anymore ♪ After tonight ♪ EVA: I don't understand.
He shouldn't be able to fight it like this.
GREIF: What about Kyra? Her trail goes dead in the forest.
No way she can survive that.
Just suppose she does.
Where would she go? She has no friends, she resists social interaction.
I believe the only place she could go back to would be her parents.
I need another job done.
Another kill.
But fast.
In Singapore.
Andriy Vashenko, Nuo Chao.
Parents of a student of mine.
I'll arrange the transfer immediately.
Oh, you wanna keep trying, huh? Because I've got lots of songs.
I can keep singing all day.
- I can't wait to hear that.
- Kyra? Yeah, I know.
Sometimes I surprise myself.
- Can you get me out of here? - Yes, and I will.
As soon as you tell me who you really are.
What? We trust each other, or we're both dead.
Oh, very good.
You sound like her, you move like her.
So what? I just open up and tell you everything and you take it upstairs to Daddy? Alex.
Alex, what are you talking about? Brand-new fake Kyra, part of the matching set.
Collect them all.
- Listen, it's me.
- Oh, stop it.
You might as well have Eva Stellenbitch come and slap me in the face again.
You're not the real Kyra.
The real Kyra's special.
Oh, Alex, shut up.
It's me, okay? The second floor, the washers, Greif's office, all the zeros for the keypads.
What they did to Baxter, I was there, okay? It's me.
I thought you ran away.
I retraced my steps so they'd think I'd escaped.
I've been hiding on the second floor, listening, and I stole a couple of these.
So you really think I'm special? I was just saying random stuff to buy time.
Come on.
Wait, Kyra.
Um, I'm not a billionaire.
I I came here to find out who killed my uncle.
My name's Alex Rider.
Okay, let's go.
Time for us to part ways.
You don't have to do this.
This is a stupid idea.
I told a lot of people at school I'm coming.
It's a big city.
We waited, but you never showed up.
A lot of things can happen.
TOM: You don't have to do this.
Maybe I just want to.
You should probably shut your eyes.
No way.
Suit yourself.
- CRAWLEY: Drop the knife! Drop the knife now! Now! [MUSIC.]
PARKER: Take your hands off of me.
We're friends of Alex's.
Jack raised the alarm - when she couldn't get through.
- Parker's got my phone.
It's got everything.
Alex's real name, his identity, everything.
- I have the boy.
Eyes on Langham? JONES: Negative.
We have nothing.
- Bring him down.
- Alex has been compromised.
GREIF: There's no reason to delay now.
We send everybody back home to their families.
And the originals? There's no more use for them.
They should be disposed of before we go.
KYRA: So you're like a spy? Kind of.
Not really.
I was supposed to be able to send messages to London, but the signals have been jammed.
These work.
Yeah, but those are short-range, right? If we could just get out, one phone call, and we'd have a chance.
You sound like James.
We can't steal any snowmobiles.
They're all out looking for me.
We have no skis, no boards, nothing we can use.
We have boards.
This is the drugs, right? You're having a psychotic episode? It will work.
It is an ironing board.
Find some straps, to get my boots under.
You're gonna die if you go down in this.
We're gonna die anyway.
Please, find me some straps.
Oh, this is so stupid.
It's too flat.
Yeah, that's the problem with this.
Okay, Alex, even if this works, what about James and the others? - What about them? - They are ready-made hostages.
When your cavalry show up, Greif will kill them.
We can't just do nothing.
They know you've gone.
I will get the others, bring them here.
Tell your friends - this is where we'll be.
- Okay.
Alex, can you even snowboard? I can snowboard.
I'll call through and update Blunt.
- JONES: There isn't time.
WOLF: It's Wolf.
How soon can you be in the air? Fifteen minutes, if we have to be.
Well, it has to be.
We have an agent blown.
- Get moving.
- We have a go order? It's Alex.
I'm his handler, my authority.
You can't authorize a military operation.
If I'm wrong, then Blunt can fire me, - but if I'm right - If you're right, we're not gonna get there in time.
- Give me a signal.
I'm not moving until I hear from you.
Channel 16, okay? Don't forget.
- Are you gonna be okay? - Are you? Go.
Keep listening.
I'll find a way.
GUARD 1: I have a sighting in the northern quadrant.
- In pursuit.
- GUARD 2: Copy that.
En route.
Alex, can you hear me? [MUSIC.]
: Alex? Alex? Alex can you hear me?
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