Dark Angel s01e17 Episode Script

Pollo Loco

- Hi, boo.
- Look what I've scored.
Is this or is this not the most beautiful bird you've ever seen in your entire life? It's a'ight, for a chicken.
What you gonna do with it? Eat it.
Do we have any garlic? Cos Logan always uses garlic and it's so good.
- What? - You're gonna kill it? I'm not gonna wait around and let it die of old age.
But look at its little chicken face.
Must be my feline DNA.
Cos when I look at this little face, I see dinner.
Mmm.
- Sure you don't want any? It's really good.
- Not hungry.
- What's up? - Some info's come my way.
- I think you should stop by.
- Sure thing.
I'll be right over.
Gotta blaze.
Later.
Mmm.
This about my stuff? You get a lead on one of the others? I have an informant at the coroner's office.
Yesterday a body was found in the woods outside the city.
It had a bar code on its neck.
My informant sent me a picture of the bar code.
It's Ben.
One of the 12 that escaped with you? - I wanna see him.
- I'll set it up.
When a soldier dies, you pay your respects.
They're expecting you.
Max? Someone or something out there is strong enough to overpower an X5.
Be careful.
- I'm here to see Dr Shankar.
- Have a seat.
She'll be right with you.
Tell us the story, Ben.
Only the best soldiers get to go to the Good Place.
The ones who fail - you know what happens to them? They disappear? To the Bad Place.
They open you up and drink your blood until you're almost dead.
Then they leave you there for the Nomlies.
Keep moving, soldiers.
No one told you to stop.
They crawl up from the basement through tunnels.
And when you're not looking bam! They break through the wall and drag you away.
Well, what do the Nomlies do with you? They keep you as prisoner of war and eat you up, little by little forever.
Miss? Miss? Dr Shankar will see you now.
Eyes Only mentioned he wanted you to keep this under wraps? After I've finished the autopsy, I'll cremate the body and send him a report.
As for my records Guess I must've misplaced them.
Here's what we know so far.
The killer was incredibly strong.
Snapped the neck at the second vertebra with one hand.
The victim's face and arms had cuts and abrasions that indicate he was moving fast through the brush.
My guess is he was running for his life.
The body was found displayed on a rock outcropping.
- Displayed? - His left arm was twisted behind his back.
Broken at the elbow.
His shoulder was dislocated.
No bruising, so it was done post mortem.
- His teeth - Were pulled out.
- Yes.
- I heard somewhere they do that sometimes, to ensure the victim can't be identified through dental records.
Usually they just smash them.
This was done very precisely.
Surgically.
Could be he kept them as some kind of souvenir.
- Can I see him now? - OK.
Asian male, approximately 20 years of age.
The tattoo's still healing, so I'd say it was done within the last two weeks.
Doesn't make any sense.
Never does.
Still shocks me what people can do to each other.
- What's that on his neck? - Could be an attempt at strangulation.
Or possibly he was wearing some kind of necklace that was torn off at some point.
I took fingernail scrapings, sent them off to the lab for analysis.
- Stop! - This is federal business.
- Dr Shankar? - Yes.
We're here to take possession of John Doe 20-514.
I'll prepare him for transport.
No, that's all right.
My men'll take care of it.
You can leave.
- Did you get a chance to say goodbye? - Yeah, I did.
I'm sorry.
I know how much Ben and the others mean to you.
Come by later and I'll fix us something to eat.
No, thanks.
Something I gotta do.
I'll catch up with you later.
- What do we do? - If they see him, you know what'll happen.
They'll give him to the Nomlies.
Pray to her.
She'll watch over you.
- What'd he give you? - You can see her heart.
- She's beautiful.
- The blue lady.
Who is she? She's watching over us.
Ben, what are you doing? It's time.
Put this on.
- Another body? - Found about ten miles southeast of the first.
Same MO.
Dr Shankar managed to sneak me some morgue shots before Lydecker caught wind and took the body.
Same bar code.
Identical to Ben's.
You sure that was him in the morgue yesterday? Max? I don't know.
- You don't know? - I'm not sure.
He's the closest thing you have to a brother, and you're not sure? - That's what I said.
- Well, they can't both be Ben.
Max? Neither of them is.
Ben killed those men, all right? - What? - You heard me.
He killed them.
How do you know? - I just do.
- And what the hell's that supposed to mean? - Stay out of it.
- Stay out of it? There's an X5 killing people.
And Seattle isn't his first stop.
I had Beverly reach out to MEs in other cities.
Two murders in Chicago fit the profile.
Four in Miami, three in New York.
Lydecker swooped in and shut down each investigation.
For some reason he's protecting a killer.
And apparently so are you.
- I'm not protecting anybody.
- Why did you lie to me? If your brother was a murderer, would you want people to know? - I'd want him stopped.
- I'm on it, Logan.
- Let me help.
- I don't want your help.
Why not? What's going on? What are you not telling me? Back off and let me handle this.
Max, wake up.
We're going.
- Where? - To the High Place.
They make her stronger, so she can fight the Nomlies.
I haven't seen you around here before.
You sniffin' out honeys in church? Father Destry.
Oh.
I noticed you've been sitting here a long time.
Since yesterday, if I'm not mistaken.
Is there some kind of time limit? Not at all.
Our doors are always open.
I don't mean to intrude, but when people who don't come to church suddenly show up, it's usually cos they're carrying around something they need help with.
I'm OK.
If you say so.
Do you think there are some things that are unforgivable? God's forgiveness has no limits.
That's big of Him.
He forgives things that you or I may not be able to forgive.
In others, and in ourselves.
See that confessional? It's not easy walking in there.
But you feel a whole lot better walking out.
Thanks anyway.
Thing about carrying around secrets is they have a tendency to get heavier.
Ben.
Max.
Ben, why are you doing this? You know why.
Still haven't heard from her, huh? She didn't go home last night.
She didn't show up for work this morning.
She can take care of herself.
Not when it comes to her family.
Sebastian, it's Logan.
I need to get in touch with someone.
Thought you might be able to help track him down.
Name's Lydecker.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Amen.
And how long has it been since your last confession? I've never been to confession.
You're not a Catholic? No.
But I do have faith in the Lady.
- Our Blessed Lady.
- Yes.
Well, why don't you tell me your sins, then? I've killed.
Go on.
I've taken human life.
What more is there to say? Murder is a grave sin, yes.
But killing in self-defence, or to prevent an injustice, like when a policeman or a soldier I'm a soldier.
I see.
Killing is what I was trained to do.
You're troubled by it.
That's why you're here now.
Sometimes I feel the Lady's given up on me.
No.
She never gives up on any of us.
We have to have faith in her.
I try.
We have to put our lives in her hands.
Is your life in her hands? She's always at my side.
- She protects you? - She's always there to help me.
Then you've got nothing to be afraid of.
Don't worry, Father.
I'll do everything I can to help you be ready.
Your strength is your faith.
Your belief in the Lady.
Tell me you don't believe in her, and I'll set you free.
I'm not a liar.
I didn't think so.
Well, if anyone's worthy of her, it's you.
I won't fight you.
If you don't stop me when the time comes, then I'll just keep killing.
I'm guessing you've never handled a gun before.
Go ahead, slide the clip in.
Good.
On the floor! Now! - Give me the gun.
- Stay back! Don't think I won't do it.
I'm not gonna let you keep killing.
Stay back! God forgive me.
Sit still.
This has to be perfect.
Excuse me.
I'm looking for Father Destry.
He's been kidnapped.
Right out of the confessional.
I don't know what's happening in this world.
What'll happen to him? They'll take him to the Bad Place and drink his blood.
Then the Nomlies'll take him away.
The Blue Lady.
Why didn't she protect him? I'm going to the High Place.
I'll ask her.
Why?! What did we do wrong?! We believe in you! The High Place.
Did the message say what Eyes Only wanted to talk to you about? No.
Maybe you should take the meeting.
Maybe he knows about these killings.
I don't like it.
He could blow this whole damn thing wide open.
Hello, Deck.
Make yourself at home.
To what do I owe this pleasure? I read the reports.
They found two bodies in Seattle already, only a few days apart.
- He's accelerating.
- I'm on it.
I hope so.
At least the others are considerate enough to maintain a low profile.
- But this one - Is an anomaly.
Is he? The other X5s, they never showed any signs of this type of pathology.
So far.
Did X5-493 Or would you prefer to call him the name the others gave him? - "Ben", is it? - X5-493 is fine.
Did he ever show any signs of psychosis before the '09 escape? No.
Then what makes you think that the rest of this group aren't just waiting to implode? And let me remind you of something, Deck.
Your kids are messy when they implode.
We had to put down an entire class.
The X2s were an anomaly.
Another anomaly.
Now, they're starting to add up, aren't they? We executed 26 potential soldiers.
The four we held on to will spend the rest of their miserable lives muzzled and restrained.
That is not an anomaly, Deck.
That's a disaster.
Find him.
Bring him back to Manticore.
And figure out what the hell went wrong with him.
Set up the meeting.
The priest.
Where is he? - Tell me! It's over! - Is it? What, are you gonna call the police now? I didn't think so.
Exposure for all of us.
- I could turn you over to Lydecker.
- You wouldn't do that to your own brother.
- He'd love to find what went wrong with you.
- Nothing went wrong with me! I'm doing what I was made to do, taught to do! Hunt people down to perform amateur dental surgery? I must've missed that class.
You know a lot about what I've been up to.
- Where's Destry? - Not that I mind.
- You're one of the few who'd understand.
- You're wrong.
I don't understand.
Come on, Maxie! Don't tell me you've forgotten that day.
- Believe me, I've tried.
- But you can't, can you? And you wanna know why? Because it was the most exhilarating day of your life.
For one brief moment, you were what you were meant to be.
A predator.
What's the matter, Maxie? You afraid to remember? - I don't wanna remember.
- Because it scares you? I think we even scared Lydecker that day.
- You know what the rules are, don't you? - I gotta get to the perimeter fence.
Succeed, you're a free man.
If you fail, then it's back to death row.
Don't underestimate them.
I remember watching him run off into the woods.
How long it seemed for Lydecker to count down the seconds.
Four.
Three.
Two.
One.
Go.
He never had a chance.
He's a Nomlie.
Don't tell me you don't wake up with your heart pounding.
- Shut up.
- The taste of blood in your mouth.
- Shut up! - You're like a wolf in sheep's clothing, Max! You're hiding your instincts every minute of every day, so that no one will know what you really are.
A soldier.
- A hunter.
A killer.
- Shut up! See? What'd I tell you? I'm here.
- You're alone? - As requested.
Can we get to the point? I am a busy man.
Busy trying to stop a killer.
- That's right.
- If stopping him is your goal.
Of course it is.
Then why do you shut the investigation down every time he kills? I can't risk the exposure.
Surely a man like you can understand that.
Innocent people are dying.
I don't know what your agenda is, but if you don't stop this guy, I'll go public with this.
Then you'll know what exposure is.
- You're bluffing.
- You think so? You wouldn't do anything if it put Max at risk.
I knew you were helping her.
What I don't know is why.
You think this is all a joke? These kids are like puppies you can bring home and housebreak? They were designed to kill.
Coldly.
Efficiently.
And happily.
You think because she's so pretty that she isn't as dangerous? They're all killers.
All they need is a trigger.
You may think you have some kind of relationship between the two of you.
Let me tell you something, son.
She's not the girl next door.
You have no idea what she's capable of doing.
She's not the one I'm worried about.
Ben is.
And if you don't do something about him, then I will.
The bar codes.
Why the bar codes? They're soldiers.
Worthy opponents.
But you're not giving them just any bar code.
You're giving them yours.
War is art, remember? So what if I sign my work? No.
It's more than that.
You give them your bar code, then you hunt them down and kill them.
Don't you get it? You're killing yourself over and over again.
Do you hate yourself that much? Hate what you're doing that much? - I do it for her.
- The Blue Lady?! - Come on, Ben.
We made her up.
- Don't say that, Max.
Don't ever say that.
Normal kids had the tooth fairy.
We had her.
- She's real.
- So why didn't she protect us? Protect Jack? - Because we failed her.
- Or Eva? - Because we weren't strong enough.
- Like hell we weren't.
We got out, didn't we? I know what my mission is.
- I have faith in her.
- Is that why you give her your victims' teeth? To make her heart stronger to fight the Nomlies? - Shut up.
- You're the Nomlie.
- No.
- The genetic mistake.
- No.
- The monster in the basement.
Ben, you know what you're doing is wrong.
Some part of you wants it to end.
So end it.
Tell me where Destry is.
Your mission's over.
You can't keep trying to recreate Manticore.
We never should've left.
Everything made sense there.
No.
Nothing made sense there.
I'm a good soldier.
I try so hard.
Tell me where he is.
Where is he? Are you OK? Father, are you OK Run, Father! - Father, run! Run, Father! - Yes, Father.
By all means run.
- Hello? - Logan, it's Beverly.
The fingernail scrapings came back from the lab.
They found traces of magnesium nitrate.
- What's that? - It's a chemical used in fertiliser.
- A factory south of town manufactured it.
- Maybe that's where the killer kept his victim.
Lydecker took off like a bat out of hell as soon as he saw the report.
Search the forest.
Every direction.
Find him.
You're just in time.
It seems his faith wasn't strong enough.
We could let him go.
Find someone better.
No.
This is for you, Maxie.
So you finally understand what it is I'm doing.
Run! Don't leave me here.
Don't let them take me.
- Ben, I can't carry you.
We'll both get caught.
- I know.
- Ben, I can't.
- Please.
You know what they'll do to me.
They'll put me down there with them.
The Nomlies.
Please.
Tell me about the Good Place.
Where no one ever gets punished.
And no one gets yelled at.
And nobody disappears.
And when you wake up in the morning, you can stay in bed as long as Talk to you for a sec? Just came for you.
It was left in the contact room.
They were designed to kill.
Coldly.
Efficiently.
And happily.
All they need is a trigger.
Hey.
I just wanted to say I'm sorry.
I know I've been shutting you out lately, and I appreciate you not hitting me with a whole bunch of questions.
No problem.
It's me.
You're not supposed to tell me that.
Oh.
So how does this bitch work?