Alphas s02e09 Episode Script

The Devil Will Drag You Under

Previously on Alphas Someone close to us is working with Stanton Parish.
You said that you would bring him around to our way of thinking, but you two are farther apart than you've ever been.
Do you understand everything I'm risking for this? This is actually pretty friggin' perfect.
I love you.
You know that? Put your hands on your head.
I want you to lay face down.
- Easy.
- You turned her in! You were supposed to protect her.
I just want to forget.
I want to disappear.
No! There's an opportunity here.
Eh Yes, there is a way out.
This is the plea agreement.
You need to initial all the boxes that are highlighted, and, uh and, yes, sign the last page.
The paperwork.
Uh, I do hereby solemnly swear to go undercover, cozy up to Stanton Parish, and figure out what he is planning, um Ah! Rat him out.
So I'll take it to Cley.
- Dad.
- Hmm? Just breathe.
Okay? I'm a big girl.
I don't need training wheels.
Well, there's a lot more at stake than a skinned knee, Dani.
Stanton Parish is a sociopath, you know, he's-- I know.
But he trusts me.
I got this.
I'll be okay.
Dani missed our last meeting, and hasn't responded to my check-in signals for over a week.
Cley thinks that she may still be loyal to Parish, but I'm concerned she might be in trouble.
So you sent her in there? You actually sent her back to him? Doc, don't you think I should have been brought in on this? It was for operational security reasons - No, no, this is between us.
- Right, Dr.
Rosen? - We had an agreement, right? - No, no, no.
Cley insisted, and I agreed.
The fewer people who knew, the less risk there would be to Dani.
Oh, and keeping Dani safe.
That was your first priority, huh? If she hadn't agreed to this, Cameron, she would have spent the rest of her life in Building Seven.
Or worse.
She come up with that brilliant idea herself, Doc, or you head shrink that into her? - That's uncalled for, Cameron.
- Uncalled for? Okay, we're all just trying to wrap our heads around-- You put your own daughter's head on the block, and I'm out of order? You know what? I'm starting to think she's better off with Parish.
- Hicks.
Please, Hicks.
- Rachel.
Rachel! Rachel.
Cameron, you and I should talk about this.
No, we shouldn't.
I did what I had to do to protect my daughter.
Really? 'Cause the way I see it, Dani would have been perfectly safe sitting in Building Seven, while you pulled your little strings to get her pardoned.
I couldn't guarantee that.
No, you chose! You chose to risk her life.
You're using her.
Just like you use everyone.
- That is not-- - Get the hell out of my way! DARPA is saying three intruders.
And one of them melted the fence with his hands.
Cornell Scipio.
I hate that guy.
Gary, any word from Hicks? No, Bill.
I left him 14 messages.
He should call me back.
Sir, stop right there! Stop right there! Drop those bags! - Is that Cam? - What the hell is he doing? We'll meet up at the truck.
Go! Jeff, move your ass! We are leaving.
Hicks! Hicks! Unh! Let's get in there.
What the hell are you doing? Whatever it takes.
Harken, stop! Hey! Sayonara, suckers.
Alphas 2x09 Don't say no for an answer and there's no telling where we've been 'cause people don't understand understand, understand people don't understand people like me Well, maybe it's a protest.
Hicks finally had it.
That happens.
Occupy DARPA, and power to the people.
Oh, but that's--that's-- that's not like Hicks, you know? Doesn't sound like him.
I know, well that's just-- that's a theory, though.
It's my theory.
Which is the best one so far, 'cause it's the only one.
Look look, it's gotta be Dani.
Nothing else makes sense.
Its okay, that's your theory.
Nina, what's your theory? Why is he doing this? I trust him.
That's my theory.
Be careful with those.
They're like the fourth of July, but with dead people.
- You got it.
- It's a good haul.
Almost 100.
What exactly are those things for? Well, that's "need to know," and you don't.
So how do you think Rosen's people found us? Probably Gary, and maybe Rachel.
Rosen's been using Alphas to hunt Alphas for as long as I've known him.
If you hate the old man so much, why didn't you just kill him before you left? Dani.
That's why you're doing all this? Such a romantic.
This is what they stole.
It's called a Voltaic Grenade.
So what does it do? It fires off electricity.
And if the charge hits power lines, or anything with a live current, it overloads them, setting off a chain reaction.
That's neat.
DARPA does make neat things.
There's nothing neat about this, Gary.
That electrical storm at DARPA took down three people.
That's off of one of these grenades.
And it would've gotten us too, if we were a few feet closer.
If you set just one of these off in the wrong place a subway junction box, or anywhere where a bunch of power lines cross hundreds of people could die.
And multiply that by it's a lot of people.
Why would Cameron go along with something like this? Do you have a theory, Dr.
Rosen? And you can't say that you trust him, or that it's Dani, 'cause we've already said those.
Well, motives are not what's important right now.
No, preventing Parish from deploying these weapons is.
But we need to find Hicks and Dani.
Yes, we do.
But that's of secondary importance right now, unfortunately.
This is job number one.
It's not just Dani.
Rosen, the government, everyone's trying to control us, like we're some kind of problem.
I want to be the solution.
Well, you talk the talk, I'll give you that.
Look, I got Parish his little toys.
Tell him to sit down with me, face to face.
Well, you're getting there.
There's something you have to do first.
This way.
This is Cameron Hicks.
Stanton thought we should talk.
I got nothing to hide.
When it comes to Agnes, nobody does.
Sorry I have to tie you down.
It's safer this way.
You do this to all of Parish's people? I'm the official greeter.
So, what are you gonna do? You gonna hypnotize me, or just ask me really nicely? When I touch someone, it rips open their mind.
That doesn't sound very pleasant.
You might want to clench your jaw.
Does that help? No, I just don't want you to bite off your tongue.
So, Cameron Hicks.
What's on your mind? All this time, your dad has been telling us that Parish is the big bad, right? Everybody else was all about Alpha rights, government oppression, but all Parish wanted to talk about was how screwed up the world is, and how Alphas could fix it.
Better people, better world.
If you really want answers, I could dig through some old contact numbers.
You two could have lunch.
Seriously? You're cute when you're confused.
You okay? Oh, yeah, I'm great.
Try this.
It helps.
You like your privacy.
You have a lot of strong walls in there.
Trust me, I am trying to be open.
You're very convincing.
I wish I didn't have to cause you so much pain.
Oh, yeah.
Sucks for you.
It does, actually.
You can't turn it off.
I hurt everyone I touch.
You're lucky.
The way you feel about Dani.
Not everyone gets that.
You know, I met her once.
A long time ago.
But I have a feeling I'm gonna see her again soon.
There's still something in there.
Something out of focus.
Well, we can't have that, can we? Let's go.
- Hey, Gary.
- Hey.
Isn't it a little early for your pudding? No, I can eat it whenever I want.
It's mine.
I bought it with my own money.
Look I know there's a lot of strangers.
They're just here to help us find the grenades.
Well Hicks was my friend, and-- and Dani's Dr.
Rosen's daughter.
But now that they're breaking the law, they're hurting people, now I don't like either of them.
I don't.
Sometimes people do things for complicated reasons.
I know it's painful, believe me.
Do you want this? Do you want my pudding? I have an extra one.
It's okay.
You might need it.
Oh, Gary.
Gary, listen.
I need you to do me a favor.
I need you to look into that DARPA robbery, okay? The way Hicks was acting, you know It's just not adding up.
We don't know if Hicks is a good person or a bad person, because sometimes people do things for complicated reasons.
Yeah, tell me about it.
You mind? No, that's my bookmark.
I'm sorry, here.
How about that? You're gonna need a spoon.
Maybe not.
That's gross, Bill.
So, did I pass? Agnes gave you top marks.
Why the surprise? Hmm? You know why I'm here.
She's a very special girl.
It's not just Dani.
Better people, better world.
You're here because of a slogan? When can I see her? That is not possible right now.
But I am glad to see you're okay, Mr.
Where is she? She's comfortable.
I'm keeping her safe until I find out where her loyalties lie.
Dani's the one that told me that you're the good guy, and now you're saying you don't even trust her? Some of her recent actions have shaken my faith.
Well, Agnes says that she thinks she'll be seeing her soon.
Did she? You'll never know how much I care about Danielle, Mr.
And I would never want to cause her any pain.
But as you just pointed out, it's seemingly inevitable.
Welcome aboard, Mr.
Get some rest.
I'm heading home.
All right.
Did you even eat today? You know, I can't recall.
Those grenades.
It's all my fault they're out there.
At DARPA-- you did your best.
No, but I shouldn't have let-- Nina it's my responsibility.
Whatever happens to Cameron, or Dani, or anyone.
It's my responsibility.
You shouldn't have to carry that alone.
Yes, I should.
There's some hard-boiled eggs in the fridge, and some of that frozen oatmeal that you like.
Thank you.
Have a good night.
Had a conversation with your Cameron Hicks today.
Cam? Seems he recently joined our cause, I assume to find you.
Don't hurt him.
I don't want to hurt anyone, Danielle.
That's why I'm here.
To give you one last chance to change my mind.
You know when I started to doubt you? When I told you the truth about the world we're creating.
At that moment, there it was.
Betrayal in your eyes.
No, no, I-I was Surprised.
I-I mean, with the things you were telling me, how did you expect me to react? I expected you to understand.
The human race is evolving into something magnificent, but not quite fast enough.
and then there's only one possible result.
I know.
That's a pleasant word for it.
A population outstrips the planet's capacity to provide.
Sacrifices must be made.
Culling the herd.
Stanton, these sacrifices? You're talking about killing people.
You're talking about mass murder.
If we do nothing, billions will still die.
All that will be left will be ashes.
But when we succeed, and we will succeed, an ideal world, with resources for all.
The human race perfected.
Ashes or paradise.
Which would you choose? It's started, hasn't it? That's why you told me.
Just the first step.
First of a 100, a 1,000.
I want you with me.
You're my family.
I feel the same way about you.
I want to believe you.
One must be certain.
Agnes Walker will be calling on you shortly.
Take her below.
All right, people, move! Out of here now.
Make coffee, do whatever the hell you gotta do, but move.
What's wrong? You need a lawyer.
What are you talking about? - Hicks.
- Yeah, he's gonna arrest you now, 'cause of what you did.
We figured it out.
You helped him escape, didn't you? At DARPA.
What the hell are you doing? Whatever it takes.
Harken! No, stop! Let him go.
I had him.
Then he's gone.
And I couldn't figure out how.
There was-- Something wrong with the timeline.
But I figured it all out.
Bill lost 6 minutes and 14 seconds.
- Bill, just calm down.
- No, I'm not gonna calm down! You pushed me.
Why? And don't say that people do things for complicated reasons.
That's not an answer.
That's true.
Bill, just come into my office and we'll talk about this in private.
Hell, no.
Hell, no.
So you can push me again? You helped Parish get his hands on those bombs, so he could kill thousands of people.
- No, no, it's not like that.
- No, shut up! - It's not like that! - Shut up! You know what? I did what I had to do, so why don't you save your self-righteous indignation for when I actually deserve it.
- Come here, Nina.
- No, screw you.
- Come here, Nina.
- Screw you! - No, Doc, Doc, Doc! - Uh, Bill, Bill-- Please get out of the way.
I'm gonna arrest her this time.
Before you do anything, we need to talk.
You sure you want to do this? You know better than to question me, Miss Walker.
I need to know what she told her father, and what she intends to tell him.
Would you like to stick around? See for yourself? No.
I need to accelerate matters.
Deploy grenades tonight.
She spooked you.
And she was always the one you trusted the most.
She made me doubt.
We can't have that.
It's been a while, Dani.
We're not so different, are we? We both feel what other people feel.
Do you ever hurt them? The ones you touch? All the time.
Cam! Dani! Agnes, don't.
You're here to rescue her? I love her.
How did you do it? How did I not see? Cam.
I can still scream for help.
I need to know.
I don't want to talk to him.
Cameron, you're gonna want to hear what I have to say.
This isn't about you and me.
It's about Dani.
We figured out a way to save her.
But we need your help.
With this adenosine and the other inhibitors, and some careful pushes from Nina, you should be able to resist any sort of probe.
Cam you're sure you want to do this? Ready.
Find Dani.
Find Dani.
Whatever it takes.
Whatever it takes.
Gah! You did all that For her? I'll give you ten minutes.
Come on.
Let's go.
Okay, come on.
Come on, move.
Where are we going? What's next? No, that's done, okay? Your father should have never sent you back to Parish.
Now, we're getting out of here.
I didn't come back here for my father.
- Dani-- - No, Cam! I'm a junkie and a liar.
This is my chance to do something good.
Parish is planning something that's gonna kill a lot of people.
I can't walk away.
I won't.
Do you know where Parish is right now? Did you find anything out? He had me take these grenades that weaponize electrical current.
It sounds like he's gonna deploy them tonight.
I heard one of his guys saying something about a--a shipping depot or something.
Parish has a shipping company in Weehawken.
Come on, come on.
Let's go.
Hello? Oh, Dani.
Oh, thank God.
You should all know that she's alive.
Dani is alive.
Cameron saved her.
That's good news.
However, Parish's people are apparently assembling some sort of device, using the grenades, all of them.
Wire enough of those together, set them off at the right point in the power system, and the main line will carry the blast straight into Manhattan.
A million people could die.
Tell me what you see, Eddie.
A lot of heat in Newark and the main Jersey central lines.
Look at that.
The concert going on at the Meadowlands is glowing.
Focus down.
We need to find the most active power conduit leading into the city.
Con Ed 23.
Jersey Central, 1A3.
It's a straight shot into Manhattan.
You hear that, Mr.
Scipio? Got it.
We got our target.
- Sweet.
- Are you ready for this? Yeah.
Oof! Ah! Oh, oh! Ah! Cam! Cam, look out! Bad ninja! Cam! Aah! Unh! Dani! - Let her go! - Oh-ho! Don't go anywhere.
Hey, someone wants to talk to you.
Hey, Kimi! Oh! Dani! Shhhhh.
No, no, Cam.
Cam, look at me! Don't listen to her! Cam! Cam! Look at me! Look at me! Don't listen! Cam! Come here, you.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Cam, Cam, no! Put it down, put it down! Put it down, baby.
Cam, look at me.
Look at me.
You don't want to do this.
Cam! What's up? Oof! Oh.
Hicks? Nina! Help! Unh.
Hicks! Come on.
Hicks, whatever she said, forget it--you don't want to hurt yourself.
Put that down.
Hey, you all right? I'm okay.
Oh, this has all gone so wrong.
I'm sorry.
We've gotta get you out of here.
Where are the grenades? Ah.
Where's Scipio? - I got this.
- Dani! - Come on! - I can't let him go alone.
We've been over this.
Almost there.
Gary, where's the truck headed, where's the target? Gary, look for the lines carrying the most power into New York.
They would have the biggest impact.
Well, yeah, I'm trying, I'm trying.
You gotta try harder, Gary.
Come on, partner.
Bill, I'm doing my best, come on.
Get off.
Cam! Unh.
Hicks made him crash.
What? Yeah, on Hackensack Plank Road.
- All right, hurry, - Okay.
Hey Thanks for coming to get me.
What else could I do? Come on.
Hey, give me your phone.
Damn it.
Hey, this is Hicks.
Look, I stopped the truck, but Scipio got away.
All right, copy.
Gary, are you with me? Oh, no.
I'm at the office, Bill.
You're in New Jersey.
Send the DOD to the crash site now, okay? Anybody else who's around.
Oh, wait.
I think I found the target.
They're there, Bill.
Dani and Hicks.
What? What are you talking about? They're right there.
They're at the target.
The crash site is the target.
It's here.
They're planning on setting it off here.
Looks like they turned the grenades into some kind of I.
It's got multiple redundant wires.
Hicks, you're lucky it didn't blow up when it crashed.
It's got a remote trigger.
Listen, Gary.
Send the bomb squad right away.
Fire, rescue, everybody.
The bomb squad's driving to you right now, but there was an accident on the George Washington Bridge.
They're gonna be 15 minutes getting to you.
No, there's no time! Look, Gary, what if we could disarm it? You know, you could talk us through it.
Find some kind of database or something.
No, I can't.
I'm busy.
I only have two hands.
Busy doing what? I'm saving the world, Bill.
Come on.
I'm using the phone that Skylar gave me to access the power company computers.
'Cause it's the electricity that kills people, so if I can just reroute the power-- That might actually stop the chain reaction.
Gary, how long will that take? It's gonna take a while.
This is very difficult.
You couldn't do this.
Damn it.
Parish could set this off whenever he wants.
We need time.
I can get you time.
Give me the phone.
Trust me.
All right.
No, no, no.
He can't see you.
I got this.
Miss Walker.
Hello, Stanton.
To what do I owe the pleasure? Take a look.
I'm standing on top of your bomb.
If you really care about me If I ever meant anything to you at all, just let this go.
Dani, you're not supposed to be there.
Please step away.
I can't do that.
I can't let you kill millions of people.
We've already been through this.
You understand what's at stake.
Just because you've believed something for a long time doesn't make it true.
There's something happening in the grid.
Lines are shutting down.
Now would be a good time.
What if you're wrong? What if there's a way to make the world better without killing anyone? Danielle I wish that were true.
I don't want to hurt you.
Please don't make me do this.
[Car approaching Dani, get out of there! What are you doing? Why are you stopping me? - She's buying us some time.
- What? Stanton you taught me to stand for my principles.
You taught me that sometimes, sacrifices need to be made.
I listened.
My sweet Danielle.
Fighting for what she believes in.
You are more than I ever could have hoped for.
I am so proud of you.
You will always be remembered.
Run! Dani! Dani! Aah! Oh! The lights are still on.
I did it! I diverted the power.
We stopped Parish.
We won! Wait--oh, no.
You can't hear me, 'cause your phone went out.
Everyone else can hear me, though.
Hey! We saved New York! We won! Everyone Lorenzo, we won.
Lorenzo! The lights are still on.
It didn't work.
It did what we needed.
It has begun.
Is everyone all right? Rachel? I'm okay.
- Bill? - I'll get there.
Go look on the others.
Where's-- Dani.
Dani! Dani.
Dani? Oh, God.
Dani? Dani, come here.
Dani? Dani, it's daddy.
It's daddy.
Can you hear me? Daddy.
What? I'm here.
Daddy, I'm thirsty.
Dani, look at me.
Look at me.
Dani, I love you.
I love you so very much.
Please, please stay with me.
Please, Dani.
Cameron! Look at me.
Don't go.
Cameron, she's Can't somebody do something? Nina! Nina! Do something, please.
Dani? Dani, look at me.
Do not die.
Okay, just stay with us.
Do not die.