Curfew (2019) s01e07 Episode Script

Episode 7

1 LARSSEN: Take a look around you right now.
There's one thing everyone who's come out here tonight has in common.
But it's more than that.
You didn't just opt out of the creatures and the curfew of the rules and restrictions that come with it.
No, you went further than that.
You opted in.
Now, nothing about the race is easy.
But it is going to be worth it.
Cos at the end of tonight, one team is gonna come with me to a place where you can sit out at night and gaze up at the stars.
A place without creatures.
A place with hope.
Good luck, people.
Race yourselves free.
MUSIC: "Fade To Grey" by Visage Devenir gris Devenir gris SHE GROANS One man on a lonely platform One case sitting by his side Two eyes staring cold and silent Shows fear as he turns to hide We fade to grey Fade to grey We fade to grey Fade to grey Devenir gris We fade to grey.
You've lost a lot of blood but you'll start to stabilise as soon as I can control the bleeding.
But you need to stay calm.
Where's the entry wound? The bullet has gone into your upper abdomen and it looks like it went straight through.
HE GROANS - Just stay with me, Professor Underhill.
I admire your bedside manner, Doctor Newman but I think it might be wasted on me.
I have a fairly good understanding of my prognosis.
You're a brilliant scientist, professor.
You know how resilient the human body is.
I need you, Kaye.
I need you to pick up the baton.
Any hope of a cure is in your hands now.
HE RASPS MONITOR BEEPS MONITOR FLATLINES Ziggy was almost completely paralysed without any movement or sensation in his legs or his tail.
Six weeks ago, the chances of his ever walking again were zero.
We took glial cells from his brain, combined them with the viral vector injected them into his spine and the results were remarkable.
MONKEY SQUEAKS - AUDIENCE GASPS HELEN: Ziggy is now fully ambulatory, paralysis is completely reversed and, in fact, this morning he was literally swinging from the chandeliers.
MONKEY SQUEAKS You must both be incredibly proud of your mother.
Mum rocks.
Big day for you too, Peter.
You must be pretty excited.
I am, yes.
Very excited.
Er, how's the world of neuroscience? Oh, you know, my supplementary motor area's still trying to make brainwaves.
HE LAUGHS Um You're, you're so funny when you talk about your work.
Ha! Uh, Have you thought any more about your mother's offer? We'd both love to have you er, er join the team.
Er, yeah.
It's an amazing offer.
I'm just trying to see if I can juggle it with my other commitments.
HELEN SIGHS Was I alright? KAYE: Yeah, you killed it! - You and the monkey kicked ass.
Oh, I'm not normally nervous but I must admit my stomach was doing somersaults up there.
Do you remember that time you were giving your graduate presentation on fibril formation? You completely froze.
Kaye loves it when you tell this story.
When she did speak, it was complete gibberish.
HELEN LAUGHS I think of that sometimes just to steady my nerves cos at least I know it will never be that bad.
I'm sorry to interrupt.
I just wanted to say well done on the presentation.
Thank you.
This is Sebastian Underhill.
He works for Brookeheath Pharmaceutical.
- Yes, we've recently, er, invested in taking your mother's amazing work to the next level human trials.
Which means that I unfortunately have to take her away and introduce you to a few people.
HELEN: Back in a minute.
Ugh Every time.
KAYE: I don't think I can work for Mum.
She bosses me around too much as it is.
Do you remember that time I tried to cook Christmas dinner? She printed me a timetable.
She won't take no for an answer.
When there's something she wants, she's like a machine.
That why you moved to Cornwall? That and the waves.
I was thinking about getting this thing fixed up and taking it back with me.
She'll get rid of it if I don't.
She can't, it's Dad's car.
- That won't stop her.
Nothing ever does.
Not when she gets an idea in her head.
We have to save Dad's car.
Let's do it.
KAYE: If we drive through the night, we'll be there by morning.
THEY GIGGLE Yeah! ENGINE STUTTERS RUBY SIGHS I was seriously up for that.
- Yeah, me too.
HELEN: I don't understand what there is to think about.
This kind of opportunity doesn't come round very often.
Most people would bite their right arm off.
Well, most people wouldn't have to report to their mother.
Of course, you don't need to work for me.
You could do anything you wanted to.
Dad always used to say.
The truth is, Kaye, I need you.
This study has the potential to have an enormous impact on the whole world.
Take as long as you need.
Bye, darling.
- Bye.
Give me a call soon.
I will.
The whole place gives me the creeps.
What? I'm only saying what you're thinking.
Mum's on the verge of a major breakthrough.
Yeah, so was Dr Frankenstein.
MONKEY SQUEALS His blood pressure's 360 over 190.
Let's run a full set of diagnostics.
Let me know when you've got hold of him.
MONKEY SCREECHES HE YELLS Oh, nasty UNDERHILL: I just think you need to put things in perspective, Helen.
Yes, well, you didn't see how aggressive that monkey was before he died.
These kind of accidents are bound to happen.
It would be a massive over-reaction to suspend the trials at such a critical stage.
You're on the verge of something really remarkable here, Helen.
You just need to hold your nerve.
We stick to the original timetable and go to full human trials.
You did everything you could.
Didn't make any difference.
Couldn't save him.
I can't save anyone.
You can though.
Kaye, Underhill figured it out.
You can finish off what him and your mum started.
If we go back to Kiloran, we can find the cure.
No, I can't go back there.
- Yes, you can.
Kaye, the whole time I've known you, you've never let anything stand in your way.
You don't know what happened.
So tell me.
You're still there, aren't you? Make yourself cosy, you're going nowhere.
SHE MUTTERS What's that? Speak up.
I can't hear you.
It's your fault.
Oh well, that's rich, coming from you.
You single-handedly wiped out a tenth of the world's population.
It's my cross to bear.
Too fucking right it is.
My daughter lives with a terrible burden.
But you you played your part.
That's a matter of opinion.
You deserve to die.
Yeah, well.
You know how the song goes.
You can't always get what you want Are you alright? Yeah, I'm fine, sorry.
You really alright? You seem a bit Oh, I'm so terribly sorry.
It's these beastly nosebleeds.
I've suffered from them since I was a child.
Excuse me.
HELEN: I knew you'd be back.
You've made the right decision.
His name's Michael Garwick.
He's a T-Nine.
He was in a car accident three weeks ago.
Practically no scar tissue.
(VO): He's young.
He was in perfect health.
As far as we know.
Don't we need a psychological profile? We're not here to judge him, Kaye.
We're here to help him walk again.
Welcome to Kiloran Medical Facility, Mr Garwick.
MUFFLED: Hope your journey was OK.
MICHAEL: Well, I've had worse.
What's the food like? HE WINCES MICHAEL (VO): You wanna know how I feel? Like my life's over.
Do you think I'm gonna walk again? You wouldn't have been offered a place on this trial if there wasn't a chance.
Family history? - The usual.
Are your parents still alive? As far as I'm aware.
Do you live by yourself? Except when I have company.
What's with all the questions? I've already consented to your trial.
You've been through a lot.
I just want to make sure you're otherwise fit and well, physically and mentally.
How do you feel about your accident? Angry? Depressed? Frightened? OK, I can see you're not in the mood.
We'll just we'll do it another time.
I had it coming.
You think your injuries are some form of punishment? No one else was hurt.
You may have been driving too fast but it could've been much worse.
Most of the patients on this trial were in car accidents.
See, I love cars.
When you're driving and you've got a good tune on it's just you and the road.
It's like you're flying or something.
Honestly, there's no better feeling.
I actually can't drive.
Seriously? - I failed my driving test.
It's the only test I've ever failed.
Yeah, we're gonna have to rectify this.
Oh, God, you're serious.
MUSIC: "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston Now come on down and do what you gotta do - KAYE YELLS You started this fire down in my soul Now, can't you see it's burning out of control? So come on and satisfy the need in me Cos only your good loving can set me free Don't, don't leave me this way Oooh, ooh You don't understand how I'm at your command Oh baby, please - MICHAEL: Woo! So don't leave me this way KAYE: Aaaah! - Ah, baby.
HE PANTS Which one have you got there? T-Six, sports injury? It's the T-Nine, actually.
Is he prepped and consented for tomorrow's surgery? Do you really think it's safe? Yes.
You like him, don't you? I think he's stubborn, reckless and ambivalent about his future.
Don't let personal feelings cloud your judgement, Kaye.
I need you with a clear head.
How are you? Much better recently, thank you for er, for asking.
It's just these ghastly migraines.
Mum said you still don't know what's causing them.
Are they getting worse? They tend to lift in the evenings.
But I've been, er HE SPLUTTERS rather struggling in the daytime, to be honest.
Did you ever get a chance to take a look at the, er pathogenic virus that the viral vector was based on? Of course.
The modifications were remarkable especially what you did with the helper virus.
You realise in order to do that, we had to leave certain elements of the viral genome intact.
But that would make it capable of uncontrolled replication.
Did you ever ask your mother about what happened to Ziggy? Ziggy's death had nothing to do with the treatment.
What aren't you telling me, Peter? You should really talk to your mother.
Ah, Kaye.
Sit down.
Got lots to discuss.
Peter's symptoms they're the same as the other patients, aren't they? I'm seeing hyper-sensitivity to light.
Chronic fatigue.
Chest infections.
How did they get sick? Peter told me that the viral vector wasn't stable.
If there is even a possibility that this is contagious we have to shut the trials down now.
No, you need to tell me what happened.
I'll help you, Mum.
I promise.
I don't need your help - what I need is more time to continue with the trials.
Is Michael in danger? Oh, is that what this is about? You're not here to indulge in some petty romance.
You're losing your focus, Kaye.
You are so focused on your work, you can't see anything else.
Ruby and I spent our entire lives trying to get your attention and even when Dad got sick, you just ignored him because nothing else can get in the way.
Your patients might be dying.
You have to stop.
You need to listen to me! God, I fought so hard to get to where I am today.
And I knew it wouldn't be easy.
Punish the successful woman because God forbid she should be brilliant at her job and a good mother.
Everybody warned me, but I fought that fight for you.
For my daughters.
For a different future.
And the one thing they didn't tell me was that in the end it's your daughters who'll turn on you.
MICHAEL: Yeah, we really need to work on your clutch control.
SHE SIGHS Just get in the car.
- You didn't tell me where we're going.
Do you trust me? With my life.
Just get in the car.
On one condition.
I'm driving.
I should have told you then.
I knew that something was wrong.
You might've had your suspicions, but you didn't know for sure.
I knew.
I was just too scared to do anything about it.
HELEN: Peter's are the most advanced.
But almost all the other patients are now presenting the same symptoms.
Look, I cannot control the situation any longer.
UNDERHILL: No, I'm very glad you called me, Helen.
It was the right thing to do.
I'm sending a specialist team.
They'll take care of everything.
Kaye! What are you doing here? Ah This is Michael.
How's it going? It's going good, thank you.
RUBY: D'you remember what happened to Mr Proops? That was the name of our cat, when we were kids.
Mr Proops? Whose idea was that? Mine.
Kaye wanted to call him Fluffy.
He was really fluffy.
Anyway, Mum hated him.
After Dad died, she said that Mr Proops got hit by a car.
Turns out, she'd had him put down.
KAYE: Acute kidney failure.
She just didn't want the cat pissing all over the house.
My point is, she lied to us.
And now she's blatantly doing it again.
You don't know that for sure.
If you didn't think there was something wrong we wouldn't be here, right? RUBY: Exactly.
You're better off without her, Kaye.
We all are.
Mr Proops.
Mr Proops.
- Mr Proops.
PHONE DIALS VOICEMAIL: Hello, this is Professor Newman.
Please leave a message.
- BEEP Mum, it's me again.
I'm really sorry for what I said but I'm worried, can you please call me back? Even if it's just to tell me you're OK.
WOMAN: Can you tell us anything? - Alright.
Follow me.
INDISTINCT CHATTER What's happening? Who is doing this? Just - DOOR SLAMS Put your weapons down.
Somebody kindly tell me what the hell's going on? You wanna know what's going on? You lot are going nowhere.
So pull up a chair and make yourselves cosy.
SEAGULLS CRY Mum! KEYPAD CHIMES - LOCK CLICKS Hello? DISTANT CLATTER Mum? Hello? Hello? SHE RETCHES WALKIE-TALKIE CRACKLES Come in! Can anybody hear me? Is anybody there? MALE VOICE: Is it safe? Who is this? Where are you? I'm in the ward, I think that we need to get out of here.
MALE VOICE: Is it safe? Tell me.
- DOOR SLAMS MALE VOICE: Who are you? Who's with you? Where are you? I'm not coming down there.
PHONE RECEIVER TRILLS What's your name? I know you're scared, but please will you tell me your name? Jared.
It's Jared.
What happened here, Jared? Where's Professor Newman? You need to get away from here.
I'm not coming down.
No way.
What are you so scared of? Jared? Are you still there? You can talk to me, Jared.
I want to help you.
SHE GASPS You can't help me.
Not until the whole place is secure.
There's no one else here right now.
What? MONITOR BEEPS What do you mean, there's no one else? JARED: What are you talking about? We need a fucking army! It's just you and me.
SHE GASPS Where are the others? Why don't you just calm down and tell me what happened out there? HE SNIFFS Containment job, they said.
Zip it up, sit on it, await further instructions.
Two teams of six.
Six cans of VX gas, sitting and waiting in the back of the van.
Felt a bit heavy-handed to me, but what do I know? We tracked the one we knew about, no problem.
Barricaded himself in his bedroom.
Peter But he was too strong for us.
We had him on the run but when we got downstairs, the place was crawling with 'em.
I was expecting one, maybe two, not all of them.
Soon as we broke cover, they was all over us.
Every patient, inhuman.
Fucking monsters.
I saw three of my guys ripped to pieces like they was never there.
I got the hell out.
Buggered me leg.
Managed to crawl in here, thought I could just sit it out.
What about my mother? Professor Newman.
She was in charge.
I heard them scratching outside the door for Well, I don't know how long they were there.
I lost track of time.
They're not out there now.
I think, if we move now we should be fine.
- You don't know that though, do you? I say we get out of here while we still can.
- Is it safe? It's safe.
PATIENT WHEEZES SHE RASPS GUNSHOTS Come on! PATIENT WHEEZES I I don't think we should just leave like this.
No, you're right.
You need to gas the fuckers.
There's six canisters in the back of that van.
Connect them to the pump and open the valves.
They'll be like rats in a trap.
What are you waiting for? You lied to me.
You don't know that's her.
We need to go.
Not without my mother.
- You can't go back in there! At least, at least give me the keys.
How do I know that I can trust you? - You can't just leave me here.
What if what if you don't make it? I'll make it.
SHE KNOCKS - Mum? I know you're in there! Please, we have to leave, Mum.
You were right.
I should have listened.
I'm not leaving you here.
SHE GASPS Oh! It's bad, isn't it? What's happened to you? I underestimated it.
The replication speed, the host range.
It's not too late.
We can fix this.
That's what I thought.
That's what I've been trying to do.
Suffice to say that in searching for a solution I ended up becoming part of the problem.
Did you infect yourself? With a strain.
Not the entire viral vector, no.
At the time, there was a lack of viable alternatives.
Which is ironic, considering how quickly it spreads.
We've got to get you out of here.
No, nothing leaves Kiloran.
And that includes me, I'm afraid.
We'll take you somewhere safe, away from everyone else.
I'll find a cure.
Yeah but that's what I thought, and it's too late.
HELEN SOBS I'm not leaving without you.
None of this would have happened.
The outbreak the curfew.
Millions of people would still be alive.
Everything you did, every decision you was trying to do the right thing.
And the right thing now is we try and fix this.
If we go back to Kiloran, we can make it right.
Me and you.
I know you can do it, Kaye.
TYRES SCREECH ZANE: You need to To HE GROANS KAYE: What happened, Zane? Can you hear me? MICHAEL: Did he say something? There's no pulse.
No No, Michael! No-no-no! GUNSHOTS In! Get in! Come on! WOMAN WAILS FAITH WAILS Welcome to the party.