Alex Rider (2020) s01e08 Episode Script

Episode Eight

1 Loads of people sent cards.
I brought them round.
Quite a few were from Ayisha.
I was gonna get you something myself, but I thought there has to be a limit, you know.
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.
Aye 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 ♪ You reckon you're gonna come back to school tomorrow? It's the dance, you remember? Everyone's totally geared up for it.
No one can decide whether it's gonna be lame or ironically kind of cool, heh.
Possibly a bit of both, you know.
So lame that it's actually cool.
Everyone's asking after you.
You don't have to come back now, if you're not ready? While you were away, we had this careers day.
They make you take an online quiz.
It's very scientific.
It's meant to pair you perfectly with a job suited just for you.
Guess what I got.
Landscape gardener.
I mean Heh.
Nobody got secret agent.
I wouldn't have thought so.
What I'm trying to say is most of the time people want you to be someone that you're not.
But sod that.
You're not Ian.
You're Alex.
Hello, mate.
Shall we? How are the hostages? Everyone's been returned to their families except Kyra Vashenko-Chao.
We're having trouble locating her parents.
Some happy reunions.
You'd think.
Stepan Serenkov's mother and her new husband are not very happy.
They preferred the clone.
Oh, really? That was Singapore.
It's Kyra's parents, they're dead.
- I'll handle Kyra.
- Thanks.
- Have you decided yet? - On what? To dance or not to dance.
I mean, I can do either.
I can do dance or I can do sitting at home.
- Hi.
- Hey.
So this evening.
Yeah? Will see you at 7? Seven's Seven's good.
Yeah, 7's perfect.
That just happen? So dance then? Yeah, I'm thinking I'm thinking yeah.
We'll go for the dance.
Give it a shot.
How bad can it be? - Does she know? - No.
Hello, Kyra.
My name's John.
I need to talk to you.
I'm afraid I have some bad news.
As you know, we've been trying to contact your parents, but they were traveling and There's been an accident.
- Because of me? - No.
Of course not.
It's not because of you.
Yes, because of me.
Because Greif thought I'd escaped.
And he thought I'd go home.
Kyra, this wasn't your fault.
There's nothing you could have done.
Shut up.
- I'm so very sorry - Shut up.
Someone will come and see you.
It's all right.
It's okay.
Anything? Well, Greif made a pretty decent stab at erasing the drive, but I'm raising the residual data from the track edges.
God bless old technology.
Does that look familiar? The same format as the number on Wilby's phone.
A call was logged to that number 51 hours ago, which puts it right in the middle of the increased activity on the satellite.
They were all over the mountain.
He was panicking.
Greif thought Kyra was going home.
- Is the number disconnected? - Mm-hm.
We're getting details out of Singapore.
If I didn't know better, I'd say accidental death all the way, just like the others.
No one on our active list has this level of capability or this kind of agenda.
No one on the active list.
Must be someone new.
Or someone old.
How was she? How do you think? I should have gone myself.
Pass me the safe house card.
I had it.
I carded in.
She hugged me.
She hugged you.
- Morris.
- Morris.
Eyes on Kyra right now.
She's gone.
All I'm saying is if you asked her out, she'd almost definitely say "yes.
" So from where I'm sitting, ask her out.
I don't know, man.
I don't think it's a good idea.
Mate, it's Ayisha.
And it's you.
It's like one of those solar, lunar, planetary alignment things that happens once in a generation.
You know? And if you do it, then we can double-date.
You know, like people from the '50s.
Just think about it, okay? Oh, my God.
Who's Kyra? Alex? What are you still doing here? You okay? I'm fine.
I just need to get on.
We'll talk later.
I've never been to an ordinary school before.
It actually looks fun.
It's tonight.
Kind of end-of-term dance.
Everyone's meant to be going.
- Are you? - I don't know.
I guess.
So you're going to pretend nothing happened.
Go back to the way things were before.
I liked the way things were before.
You said you were there to find out who killed your uncle? What if you never find out what really happened? What then? I don't know.
You should have this.
For luck.
Or if you ever need to escape again.
What are you gonna do now? Are you going home? Probably.
And what are you gonna tell your parents? I don't think I was ever really the kid they wanted, but they're all I've got.
You've got me.
Ten out of 10 I will bear that in mind.
See you, spy boy.
For the last time, I'm not gonna wear a mask - to the dance.
- It could be an improvement.
People might actually talk to you - if they don't know it's you.
- Coming from you? - I've got a date, thank you.
- A human date? - Yes, a human date.
- With arms, legs, and a head? Yes.
All of those things.
You're amazing.
- See you later.
- All right.
Did you get the card? Ayisha.
- Did you find Kyra? - No.
The special unit are here.
These men will break you if you don't tell us who killed Ian.
All yours.
Hello, mate.
Did you ask Ayisha? I don't think Ayisha likes me very much anymore.
What? You're joking? Jack told me about Parker.
What he did to you.
You must have been frightened.
A little bit.
- Did he hurt you? - What? Did he hurt you? Yeah.
Yeah, he did, actually.
Do you dream about it? Look, Alex.
I've really gotta get this sorted.
- Otherwise I'm - Did you think he was gonna kill you? Did you think you were gonna die? Look, can we just leave it, please? - Did you cry? - What is wrong with you? - You did, didn't you? - No.
Just 'cause you've been through bad stuff doesn't mean you can treat people like this.
What's going on? Tom, this will have to wait.
You can fix the projector at 7, before we start.
- Okay? - Yeah.
I was just going.
Where are you taking me? Somewhere that doesn't exist, I imagine.
- It's just stalled.
- Get it started.
- Turn back.
- Settle down.
- Reverse! Turn back! - I said be quiet! Compromised! Move! - Control.
- We're all gonna die.
Control, this is Agent Stokes.
We've lost control of the vehicle and have contact from an unknown hostile.
Break out the windows! Control? What's going on? That's all he kept saying.
Excuse me, Ayisha.
Hey, I wondered if you Oh.
I don't care if your uncle died.
What you said to her before was just wrong.
And he's upset Ayisha as well.
I don't know how, but he has.
- He's been through a lot, Tom.
- Yeah, so have we all.
I nearly died.
It just feels like he's laughing at us.
- What's going on? - Nothing.
- We're just chatting.
- About you, about how you've been through a lot.
- What? - Tom.
- No, no, no.
It's fine.
- Right, it's fine.
You know, it's just some sort of posttraumatic thing, I guess.
Is this how you deal with your emotions? By making everyone around you feel like crap? What are you talking about? Were you frightened? Did it hurt? Yes, actually, it did.
Did you think you were gonna die? - What is wrong? - I could ask you the same thing.
All right, stop.
Come on.
It's fine.
If you don't want me here, I won't be here.
Yeah, sounds good.
- No CCTV? - Nothing.
They picked a dead spot and they jammed our signals.
They knew where the car was going.
They knew the route.
What did they use? Neurotoxin.
There's no attempt to make it look accidental this time.
No need to.
Greif was our last direct lead.
With him disposed of, they can crawl back into the shadows.
Why does everything feel wrong? I'm not going to pretend everything's gonna be okay, Alex.
It isn't for any of us.
You say "us" like I'm one of you.
Did you find out who killed my uncle yet? We're looking.
There was nothing on the computer.
That's not good enough.
You've got Greif.
Ask him.
Make him tell you.
Greif is dead.
Whoever killed Ian is trying to tidy up their loose ends.
As of now, we have nothing, except you.
Is there anything else that we've missed, Alex? Anything at all? Baxter and Stellenbosch were always in the palm of Greif's hand.
We need something much bigger than that.
Were there any other teachers or visitors that came to the school? There was someone, yeah.
A man.
I don't know, it was weird, he He looked at me strangely.
Like he knew me, like he recognized me.
I'd never seen him before in my life.
He had a scar down his face.
Do you know him? Yeah, that's him.
He looks a lot younger, but that's definitely him.
His name is Yassen Gregorovitch.
We thought he was dead.
Who's the other guy? That's confidential.
Leave it with me, Alex, and go home and stay home.
I know who killed Ian.
That's impossible.
Gregorovitch is dead.
He was at Point Blanc, and he spoke with Alex.
Alex said it was as if he recognized him.
How could he? Alex looks a lot like his father.
It explains everything.
The sophistication, the global reach, and Wilby.
Given our history, of course they would target us.
But we finished them.
Well, clearly not.
Great, off you go.
- What's that in your pocket? - Mouthwash.
Give it here.
You think I've not met a teenager before? - It's like Halloween came early.
- Right? What's this? Vodka? I'll look after this tonight.
Living life in darkness ♪ This fight Is full of nonsense ♪ Trying to navigate Through my mistakes ♪ And just give me Some love ♪ 'Cause I'm running out Of that feeling ♪ Doctor Prescribe me that drug ♪ - Hey, guys.
- I'll do the first one, please.
Can I treat you to a strictly nonalcoholic beverage? We really know how to party, don't we? Everyone says it.
- Hey, Tom.
- What? I don't think anyone wants you here tonight, you know? Can we? I'll be back.
- Here you are.
- Thanks.
Listen, I know things have been strange recently.
Yeah, you can say that again.
It's my fault.
I'm sorry.
Listen, can we talk somewhere in private? Sure? Why are you in your school uniform? How long have we known each other, Tom? Forever.
You're my best friend.
Yeah, man, I know.
I get it.
You too, or whatever.
But what you said I had a lot in my head.
Yeah, I know.
If anything happened to you, I'd never forgive myself.
You know that? It would eat me up inside.
If you ever got hurt.
Scorpia was before your time.
I know the file, of course.
At one point, they were responsible for a tenth of the world's terrorism.
And political assassinations, personal vendettas.
All available to the highest bidder, without remorse or compunction.
And now they're back.
I don't think they ever went away.
I think they just got better at hiding.
And we were so confident we'd finished them.
Only Ian was still looking, of course.
What is it? Greif's Project Gemini files.
You have them all, right? The clones? Yes.
Maximum security, all seven of them.
Eight? No.
Seven clones, seven pupils.
No, no, no.
Seven clones, plus Alex.
Where's the copy of Alex? Do you even know which one you brought back? Go.
Four minutes.
Tell anyone, and I kill him.
- Hello? - Jack.
Where's Alex? He's not answering his phone.
Where is he? I don't know.
He went out.
Wait, wait, wait.
Maybe he's at the school.
There's a dance.
What happened? Brooklands School.
Listen, Jack.
Stay where you are.
We'll get him.
I promise.
- Have you seen Tom? - Nah.
You can't tell, can you? You've been his best friend forever, and you still can't tell.
Who are you? It doesn't matter anymore.
Time's up.
Wait! You don't have to do this, please.
He really means that much to you? I want to hear you say it! Look.
I know this isn't your fault, any of it.
I can help you.
Just put the bat down, please.
I can help.
I don't want your help.
What I want is to kill him while you watch.
And then I'll kill Ayisha.
And then I'll kill Jack.
And then you'll know what it feels like to have your family taken from you.
Family? What do you know about family? Look at you.
You're an experiment.
Not even a good one.
You think Greif's a genius? Point Blanc's over.
Greif's dead.
You're lying.
Oh, am I? Greif's dead.
Run! Hey.
Sir, you need to get everyone out of here.
- What? - Everyone out of here! - I mean it.
- Let me guess.
Another Tom Harris production, am I right? - You'll have to wait.
- Sir Sir! Excuse me.
Excuse me.
- Whoa.
- What up, mate? Sorry.
Sorry, sorry.
Okay, give it back.
- What? - My mask, you dipshit.
You took it! - What were you wearing? - You took it! What were you wearing? - A skull mask.
- Skull mask.
Yay! Whoo! What's wrong with you, mate? Go on.
Go on.
Come on.
Alex? Alex! - Alex! - That's enough! What's going on? - Alex! - Don't move! Help! Put your hands up! It's me.
It's me.
- It's me.
- He's lying.
- Shut up! - He's lying! Stay where you are! Come on.
It's me, Mrs.
It's me.
He tortured me to get your name.
Tom! Stay back! Tom? Get him in the car right now! - On your feet.
- Get off me.
Keep him secure until we're sure we've got the right one.
Ah! Arm.
Control, we're coming in.
- Are you okay? - Yeah.
- Are you sure it's him? - I don't know.
Drop the weapon now! Hold your fire! Who took that shot? Who took that shot? Like what Steph did there.
Yeah, well, she's got a very original mind.
She'd have to, to go out with you.
This is what I was talking about.
One of them is bad enough, but two is Freaky as hell.
It's good to be back.
- I'm sorry if everything's been - Uh-uh.
You don't apologize, Alex.
Not to us.
We're family.
I know things are gonna be a little different around here 'cause Ian's not around, but we got this.
We got this.
You guys hungry? - Always.
- What have you got? Absolutely nothing.
- Pizza? - Done.
- No anchovies.
- No anchovies, also done.
Can you guys make it to the restaurant - or should we order? - See, I'm thinking like, stay in, pizza and samurai marathon.
- Samurai.
- We should go to the restaurant.
What is your problem with those films? They're good films if you just gave them a chance.
Who's paying? When are you going to tell him? He did everything we wanted.
And you made a promise to him.
How about we let him walk away and live a normal life? 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 ♪ Aye 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 ♪
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