Channel Zero (2016) s02e05 Episode Script


1 Ready to go home? You have no idea.
Anything happens to her, I'm gonna kill you.
I'm not who you think I am.
What are you? Seth.
My dad died.
He killed himself.
- You're one of them.
- No.
We know him.
He's not real.
He killed the real JT.
[screams, gasps] I never want to see you hurt.
Seth can't come.
He lives here.
You guys go without me.
[grunts, gasps] - Are we home? - I think so.
And I'm not going anywhere this time.
[dark music] [melancholy music] [laughing] What? [continues laughing] Jules? Sorry.
It's just Oh, God.
Did that just happen? Yeah, it happened.
Past tense.
I just want to go home.
God, I am not ready to do that yet.
I don't even I mean, I don't even know what they look like.
The House took it all.
[puppy barking] [dark music] [door opens, shuts] Who are you? Girls, go inside.
[sighs] [faint voices murmur] [indistinct warbling] [soft, eerie music] [sighs] Margot, it's been three days.
Do you know how scary it is for you to disappear like that when it's just the two of us? I'm sorry.
I didn't know we'd be gone so long.
I wish I knew you the way he did.
What does that mean? Mom? I want to get to know you better.
Yeah, I want to get to know you better, too, Mom.
[breathing heavily] [dramatic music] [gasps] [panting] [sobs] There's something I haven't told you about your dad.
What are you talking about? The business was underwater, and we were gonna lose the house and your college money.
He felt that he was failing us.
And then suddenly he was dead, and because Because it was an accident, we got the insurance pay-up.
We got to keep the house.
Do you understand? You knew? Well, I knew him.
[sighs softly] I am sure he did it for us.
[shaky breathing] [child screaming playfully] [water splashing] [laughs] Are you okay? Come here.
You ready? We're gonna go under the water.
We're gonna go under the water together.
Ready? - Okay.
- [together] One, two, three.
[ethereal music] [music darkens] [creaking] [suspenseful music] [music stops abruptly] [dark music] [shaky breathing] [grunts] I'm sorry.
I wish I knew what to say to help.
No, it's [sighs] Honestly, all this time, I thought knowing why would lift this big weight off my shoulders, and I just feel like it's another thing I have to carry.
I just don't know how much longer I can carry it all.
Last summer, after he died [stammers] It was like watching my friend get attacked by a beast.
I mean, you radiated pain, and it scared the shit out of me.
And I just I don't know.
I just backed up, man.
I left you behind.
I guess I was afraid that you would need too much.
But I'm here now.
And I want to help you carry whatever it is that you have to carry.
[laughing] No, no.
[laughing] Ow! Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow! - [both laughing] - Oh, God.
[voice quivering] [dark music] I love you.
I love you.
[dog barks, children shout] [indistinct chatter] [dramatic music] [muffled screaming and grunting] Shh.
Calm down.
Jules, calm down.
Stop, Jules.
Stop it.
He's in the house.
[shaky breathing] [breathing deeply] [dark music] [child laughing] [distorted ambient noise] [exhales] [squishing sounds] [moans] [moaning] [moaning] [grunts] [grunting and groaning] You're not supposed to be here! I I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry! You followed us out? I won't do anything.
I won't do anything.
Well, you just did something! I can't help myself! I'm sorry.
I'm okay.
I'm okay.
We're I'm okay now.
I'm okay now.
Let's just talk, okay? We can just talk.
We can talk.
[panting] I can do it.
I can control my hunger.
You saw it in the cornfield.
You still followed us here.
There are other strategies.
Can you not sit there? You died on that couch.
[tense music] Don't you want to find some way where we can still be a family? Not if you have to feed on me.
[breathing heavily] Well, we can work out a system.
- A system? - Yes.
You can't stay here, okay? Look, Martian, please.
Don't call me that.
You have to go.
We can't just send him out.
He's just gonna come back again - when he's hungry.
- You think he should stay here? I don't think sending him into the backyard is a solution.
We should call the police.
What are they gonna do? Arrest him? I I can't do anything with you here right now, okay? Just go to the basement.
- What? - Just go to the basement! No.
[dark music] [drawer opens, metal clinks] What are you doing? - What are you doing? - G-go to the basement.
Go to the basement! [breathing heavily] - [gasps] Don't.
- Margot.
Go to the basement! - Go to the basement! - Margot, don't! - Just go to the basement! - Stop! - Margot! - Make her stop.
Go to the basement! Okay! I'll go.
- Are you going? - Yes, I'm going.
I'm going.
[tense music] Can't keep me in here forever, Margot.
[breathing heavily] Jules, it's okay if you go.
What? Yeah, we're not in the House anymore, so Wh you think I'm gonna leave you here with him? Look.
Seth followed us out to help us.
You didn't sign up for this.
Your family's waiting, so I'm staying.
[groans] [panting] [pounding on door] Margot! Margot! Can't keep me down here forever, Margot! You can't keep me down here forever, Margot! There's a guaranteed way to get him back inside the house It's if you go with him.
- What? No.
- Yeah, no.
I mean, the only way he goes back inside and stays there is if you lead him in.
I'm not stepping foot back in that place.
[pounding on door] Well, maybe you can go in and then get out again and barricade the door.
I don't know.
[pounding on door] But what if I can't? What if I go in, and then I get trapped and I can't get out? Look.
There's no way that he's going back of his own free will.
And pretty soon, the House will go away for another year, and then he's stuck here.
Margot, what do you want to do? [pounding on door] Margot! I don't know.
I'm gonna get rid of him.
You mean, like, kill him? Margot, how? I don't know.
I mean, I'd need help.
I'm I'm sorry.
Are you asking me to help you kill him? [pounding on door] Margot! Margot, I'm guessing it's a lot harder than you think it is.
[stammers] I don't know if I can kill someone either.
Yeah, well, she's not going back inside the House.
Look, I obviously have my point of view, but there's a way to make a life in there.
Yeah, a short and very absent-minded one.
[phone buzzing] The House doesn't want us to kill the things that it uses to prey on us.
I wanted a family so that's what the House made for me.
You mean the family in the cage? Yeah, and I couldn't kill them.
[phone buzzes] I locked them up to protect myself.
[whispering voices] Is that what I think it is? Is it following us? Does it know we're here? What the fuck? Wait.
Where are you going? Jules! [lock clicks] [panting] [heart thumping] [dark music] [hyperventilating] [continues hyperventilating] [door rattles] [sobs] [echoing] Just call him, Jules.
[crying] She left.
What's that? Uh, his pills.
The ones that he used? You kept them? Yeah.
Um I don't know I figured it would be easier than a knife.
Definitely more appropriate.
I don't know if I can.
Well, it's not the real him.
You know that.
Yeah, I know in my head, but it's It's my memories.
It's everything I hung onto.
Yeah, I I know what it's like to be alone.
Believe me.
I don't know if I can do it if the If the result is him not existing anymore.
I don't think I can bring myself to kill him.
Well, I can do that for you.
You still hungry? [eerie music] Thank you for reconsidering.
Margot wanted to talk.
You're obviously more capable of thinking clearly once you eat.
[moans] Can I hold it? I just want to know what my memories feel like.
Can you tell me about it? I don't remember.
We were camping.
It was late in the summer.
You could hear the river through the trees.
We were turning over rocks, and you saw something moving in the shallows.
It was newly born, half-dead, clinging to a branch.
And we took it home, nursed it back to health, and then you started waking up with your eyes stuck shut.
Turns out you were allergic to him.
We found a good family.
For years after, you would say, "I wonder what Moose is doing now.
" - Moose? - [clears throat] You named it after the river.
[coughing] I'm sorry.
What? [coughs] Maybe you should leave.
What did you do? She didn't do anything.
I crushed up your pills.
[gasping] Margot.
Margot, you [choking] I mean, you said it was fast and you didn't feel any pain.
[choking] [coughing] [wheezing] Ugh! [choking] [crying] Hey.
Hey, hey.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
- [crying] - It's okay.
It's over.
[indistinct chatter] [soft dark music] [laughs] I can't right now.
[distorted voices] Don't have much time to get him back in the house before it disappears.
[both grunting] Mom? Um, let's just go outside for a second, okay? - And I'll talk to you out there.
- Who are you? Just Mom.
Please, let's go outside.
- Margot! Margot, stop it! - I'll explain everything.
Mom! [gasps] Oh shit! [coughs] [dramatic music] [gasping and groaning] [gasping and groaning] [spewing, coughing] Ugh! [gasps] [wheezing] - Margot! - Oh! Ohh! [grunting] Margot! [dramatic music] [clattering] [grunting and groaning] [continues grunting, wheezing, coughing] [soft creak] [quiet click] [panting] [screams] [panting] [floorboards creak softly] [breathing heavily] [both grunting] No! No! No! [distorted, echoing shouts] [Seth continues shouting, distorted] No! No! No! No! [echoing] No! No! Aah! No! No! No! No! [shouting] [dark music] Stop! Stop! Stop! Please, no! No, Father! Please! I'll go! I'll go! Please don't hurt him! I'll go back! [hyperventilating] I'll go back.
I'll go with you.
[groans] [exhales] [groans] [breathing deeply] [coughs] [ethereal music] [dark music] You're safe.
Of course, ma'am.
We're gonna do all we can.
[police radio chatter] Are there any other details? [conversation continues indistinctly] Have you tried calling her? [Jules breathing shakily] [hyperventilating] No! [continues hyperventilating] [sobbing] [crying]