Alex Rider (2020) s01e07 Episode Script

Episode Seven

1 Alex? You're probably out of range.
I'm here okay, so just don't forget.
I have eyes on Alex Rider.
He is down.
I repeat Alex Rider is down.
He's been hit by a truck.
And the ambulance is here.
I'm on my way.
- What is it? - We've got him.
Most likely dead.
Make sure.
Yes, doctor.
All mobile units, return to the perimeter.
The search is over.
Repeat, return to the perimeter.
The boy is dead.
We're clear.
- Did she buy it? - She bought it.
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 ♪ He flatlined in front of me, sir.
Time of death, 1633.
I used the standard cover story.
Family skiing holiday, I'm his aunt.
They'll release the body in a day or two.
Well done.
That just leaves the girl now.
There is still no sign of her.
The trail goes dead in the forest.
But wherever she's hiding, sir, night is coming.
Even if she does somehow get to safety, she can't run home anymore.
I've taken care of that.
This was too close for comfort.
Keep all the guards on alert at all times.
We'll prepare to send my children home tomorrow and then kill the originals.
They are worthless to us now.
So, what's the plan? You need to brief a team.
Tell us the layout, the situation, what to expect.
What and you'll just take it from there? - Exactly.
- No way.
- Sorry? - I have friends in there.
I'm not just leaving them.
I'm coming with you.
That truck could've killed you.
You have mild concussion.
- You need to recover.
- I'm fine.
I can do this.
What you did was extremely brave, extremely dangerous.
I'm not gonna risk you because you made some friends.
You need to let me do my job.
Do you want the good news, the bad news or the weird news? Okay.
I'll start with the good news.
Alex Rider: Life of a Spy.
Appears very much to be a work of fiction.
We're not mentioned.
So while they may know they've been compromised, they don't know by whom or why.
That's something.
Bad news? That's not Parker Roscoe.
- What? - I checked his DNA against the criminal database like you asked.
See if he'd been implicated in any other attempted murders recently, he came back clean.
But the CIA have both his parents' DNA on file.
That Parker is no relation to either of them.
Adopted? Definitely not.
Well, wait till you hear the weird news.
He has scars.
I saw two of them behind his ears and a lot more up in the hairline.
- Very precise.
- Plastic surgery? Can that be done well enough to fool someone's family? Perhaps it didn't.
He looks identical.
It would take incredible skill and repeated surgery, over and over again, to get the fine detailing right.
Let alone manipulation of the body structure, the muscle mass, and even the bone length.
Which brings me to this.
We retrieved this from Parker's penthouse.
The lab got very excited when we brought it to them.
It's a cocktail of synthetic enzymes, pseudoceramides, metabolic enhancers, stimulants, neuro-blockers.
Exactly what you would need to heal quickly after repeated surgery.
If that's not Parker Roscoe, who the hell is it? It's you.
It's me.
That's Fox, Snake, Eagle.
Did your parents all lose a bet? - About before - Oh, what, when you kidnapped and tortured me? Yeah.
That wasn't my idea.
Just following orders, right? Alex.
So Gemini, you said Dr.
Greif called it Project Gemini.
Yeah, like twins, right? Yeah, well, we think it goes beyond even that.
Hugo Greif was a research scientist, first in Turkey, then in South Africa.
Run out of town in both countries due to ethical violations.
Just dropped off the radar 20 years ago.
His area of study was cloning.
Human cloning.
- You mean he cloned the students? - No.
He cloned himself.
I saw these before-and-after photos.
Before they all looked like him, they all looked the same.
I think he made copies of himself and had Baxter change them, like, surgically? - Is that possible? - It's possible.
He would have had to start this years ago for them to be the right age.
Then he picks globally significant families, surgically alters his clones to fit, then he slots his cuckoo children into place, and Kills the parents.
All that power and influence become his to direct.
But half of them are girls.
Easy, you just tweak the chromosomes before mitosis.
He's been planning this a long time.
They'd all have the same intelligence.
The same drive.
All have been raised, presumably, with the same world view, the same goal.
Put pressure on the right places, you can change the course of history.
Whatever he's doing, I get the feeling a lot of people are supposed to die to make it happen.
The original teenagers are still alive, yes? Yeah, but not for much longer.
We need to get in there now, and we need to get them out.
Point Blanc are still on high alert.
They've pulled back off the mountain but with increased guard activity.
Well, you spooked him.
Greif is nervous.
Let me see what I can do about that.
You take care of the tactical situation.
We've found Langham.
- Dead? - Yes.
Contact Moscow.
Tell them to put close surveillance on Stepan Serenkov.
He's not what he seems.
They need to be ready - to move on that.
- Got it.
You and I will try and ease Dr.
Greif's nerves.
Situation report? I think we have to assume that Greif's entire operation is compromised.
And through Greif, they could discover we killed Ian Rider.
What course of action would you suggest? Containment, damage limitation.
I've already begun.
We agree.
Whatever is necessary.
It can't be done.
You have seven civilians.
Plus, these clones, who we can assume are hostile and who we can't tell apart from the hostages.
We blow in the windows and go in with a hard strike, and you'll have dead kids everywhere.
Oh, what, let us do our job? He just told you.
It's impossible.
Well, you know the layout.
You got any better ideas? What if the hostages weren't in the basement? Moved to an extraction point nearby? Would help.
Well, I know the layout, I know the control codes.
I know when someone's a clone, and when they're not.
I can show you.
It's out of the question.
I have friends in there.
I'm not leaving them.
Are you talking about Kyra? Now, listen to me, Alex.
You think you know her, but you don't.
She has problems.
- She's not stable.
- I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for her.
Look, you guys come with me or don't come with me.
I'm going back for her.
You're not an agent.
Then why am I here? If I'm not an agent, you're not my boss.
I'm going.
How you feeling? Hello again.
I want my lawyers.
I don't think you quite understand your situation.
You think you're so clever, Mr.
But do you know what I see? I see a dead man standing opposite me.
A dead man who hasn't realized it yet.
You think I'm gonna fall down a lift shaft? You have no idea what you're getting into.
You made a mistake.
Do you know what it was? He who would live must fight.
Michael Roscoe would never quote Hitler.
But you didn't mean Michael, did you? You meant your real father.
Because you're not Parker.
You're an experiment.
And you are a small, limited man who does not know his place in history.
Are we finished? Nearly.
Just one more thing.
Where are your motorbikes? What motorbikes? Lovely.
We're done.
What was that? Oh, it's a handy word, "motorbikes.
" Gets you the X syllable without having to say "x-ray.
" Ready? Let's do it.
It's Parker.
Well? What do you have? Good news.
Alex Rider is a fiction, an invention.
Seems Alex Friend was playing at being an actor and this boy Tom was playing at being a director.
The whole Alex Rider persona was just make-believe.
He wasn't working for anyone.
Just a rich brat messing around.
- You can relax.
- Good.
Have you dealt with the other boy? No-one will ever find him.
Should've been a writer.
They're standing down.
The guards are going back inside.
Nice job.
Go ahead.
It's me.
I've got cavalry saddling up their horses.
First light we come over the ridge, okay? Be ready.
It's me.
She won't be able to call us back.
But if she's listening, she'll hear it.
She's listening.
Be ready.
A word.
Before back home we were following orders.
And we were about to stop, except you escaped before we could tell you.
No one ever did that before.
You stick with us, all right? Do what I say when I say it.
We're gonna need you front and center for the incursion, but we'll have your back, okay? You get us in, we'll get you out.
You have my word.
Your call sign's Cub.
Liking that.
You ready? You did well to escape from that.
You good? Stay close.
No risks.
Understand? Let's move out.
over the ridge, okay? Be ready.
Hey, it's me.
I've got cavalry saddling up their horses.
First light we come over the ridge, okay? Be ready.
Hey, it's me.
Go, go.
Covering white seven.
Target on your 3 o'clock.
On target.
Stay low.
Target above you.
Hold position.
Copy that, folks.
Holding position.
Target down.
You're good to go.
Another target above you.
What would I do without you? We're in, west corner, ground.
Deal with the clones first.
Eagle, proceed inside.
Bedrooms? Two there, two there.
Greif's office? Through those doors.
The key code is 0000.
Come in.
Repeat, Unit 6? What's happening? Doctor? They've found us, whoever they are.
- We must get you out of here.
- No, we don't have time.
We must destroy everything.
The files, the data, everything.
- But the project - The project is in here.
I can start again, somewhere else, better hidden.
- You understand? - Yes.
Now, get yourself to the basement.
Use the emergency stairs and destroy everything.
I'll radio for the helicopter.
Yes, doctor.
What about your children? We must save the dream.
Take one hostage.
Kill the rest.
Yes, sir.
- Support! - Stay here, wait for my signal.
Alex, I need your help.
What are you doing here? - What happened? - I need your help.
Couldn't you get them out? The others? They're in here.
Thank you, Kyra.
Cub, come in.
Alex, come in? Eyes on Alex.
He went to the lab with Kyra.
- Possible clone.
- Basement.
We need Greif alive.
We need him alive.
Copy that.
Freeze! Hands! Walk! Move! My name is Kyra.
I'm with Alex.
Head down! - Code tied.
- What's the code? What's the code? How can one boy do so much harm? What we're doing here is vital.
And you can't stop it! Gotta try, though.
I can make you rich, you know.
Or I will shoot you.
How are we doing, Snake? Door locked.
Attempting manual breach.
Do you know what you are? You are a pathetic, insignificant, stupid little boy! And now you're going to die.
Alex? Please, say something.
You all right? Stand by.
You okay? Can you walk? All units, this is Snake.
I have Cub.
I have Cub.
Right, get him secure.
Kyra? Alex says hello.
Let's get you sorted out.
They're coming in now.
All hostages and clones are accounted for.
We have Greif and Eva Stellenbosch is dead.
There is a storm on its way.
We need to get clear of the mountain.
Then we can do a full forensic search.
You authorized this operation without my consent.
I did.
I felt it was necessary.
It was.
Well done.
You lot have serial numbers or names or something? Anyway, it doesn't matter now.
It's over.
Now get on your knees.
Get on your knees now! Keep moving.
Yep, I've got eyes on Alex.
Come here.
Put this around you.
Right here.
You got a sore, mate.
There you go.
All right.
Let me see that.
You're all right.
That sounds like our ride.
What do you say we get out of here while we still can, eh? Yeah? Cub? Come on.
Call me if you need anything.
The boy, one of yours? One of ours.
He seemed so perfect.
He had to be.
Too perfect.
And greatness is brought down by the small-minded man.
Well, you call it greatness.
It's just tyranny, really, isn't it? But on a very grand scale.
But it's over.
Point Blanc is an empty shell.
All your clones are in our custody.
It's finished.
You realize that.
You've failed.
However However, what? Roscoe, Serenkov.
The parents realized the children were no longer their children.
So they had to be killed.
But you didn't do it, someone else did.
I want to know who.
Why should it matter to you? Like you say, it's all over.
I lost an agent.
Ian Rider.
Now I understand.
They got so close, they killed one of your own, and you didn't even see it coming.
Ian Rider was nothing to do with me.
Which means they were already watching you.
And now you're afraid.
Who are they? Your dark cell in a nowhere place is nothing compared to what they can do.
I'm sure I can find something worse.
Don't mistake me for an honorable man.
I will use any means necessary.
Tell me who they are.
Don't say I didn't give you the choice.

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