Dark Angel s02e01 Episode Script

Designate This

About time you got back.
Hot run, Cashmere and Swanson.
Sector four? I ain't goin' all the way out there.
It's raining.
Is it raining in Seattle? Stop the presses.
What do you think you're doin'? Boss told me to get a locker.
This one's free.
No, it ain't.
Here, try one of these.
Take that too.
Do not attempt to adjust your set.
This is a streaming freedom video bulletin.
The cable hack will last exactly sixty seconds.
It cannot be traced, it cannot be stopped, and it is the only free voice left in this city.
Since the early 1990s, billions of your tax dollars have been diverted from legitimate government programs to fund secret experiments in genetic engineering.
Cool.
Shut up, fool.
This covert operation is known as Project Manticore.
Its goal: to create the perfect soldier, genetically enhanced for superior strength and speed.
These children are subjected to relentless training and propaganda.
In the winter of 2009, twelve of them escaped from a facility in Gillette, Wyoming.
Some of them were captured; some of them were tortured; some gave their lives fighting to stay free.
Since these cable hacks began, Manticore has consolidated its operations to a secret location.
Eyes Only will find it, and the people responsible for these crimes will be brought to justice.
This has been a streaming freedom video bulletin.
What's the matter, 452? Still recuperating? Bite me! Must've given you a lousy heart.
State your designation.
My name's Max! State your designation.
Kiss my transgenic ass! How long can an X5 last without food or water? Six days, maybe.
Call me in a week.
X5-452.
You don't fool me.
I know you're just playing along.
Come on - I want to show you something.
Your brother Zack.
He's been so useful to us.
His liver and kidneys went to an X5 wounded on a mission; his heart - of course, as you know - went to you X5-599, I've got a heart for you.
Wanted to give you a chance to say goodbye.
He's being moved to another facility.
We have some very interesting plans for him.
One thing that is for certain, though, is that you are the reason he is there.
Don't you see, 452? You're poison.
You destroy everyone that you love.
Zack your brother Ben your sister Tinga and him - Eyes Only.
Now, I know that you've had some kind of relationship with him, and I know that you're hanging onto the idea that you're gonna see him again, but that's not gonna happen.
He thinks you're dead, which is why he's causing so much trouble for us.
So we're gonna find him You'll never find him.
and we're gonna kill him.
You'll have nothing left.
And then, 452, you will be mine.
Lights out.
Lights out, 452.
Max.
My name's Max.
They designed her to be the perfect soldier - a human weapon.
Then she escaped.
In a future not far from now, in a broken world, she is haunted by her past.
She cannot run; she must fight to discover her destiny.
What can I tell you? You're not in the system.
I did my rehab at a V.
A.
in Gillette, Wyoming.
I was in Serbia in '07.
How do you think I ended up in this chair? - There's nothing here.
- Well, that's impossible.
Impossible? What, you never heard of the Pulse? That little nuclear airburst that fried all the satellites and crashed all the computers? Mm-hmm, and sent the economy into a tailspin, which is why all of us need our V.
A.
ration cards so we can eat.
- What do you want me to do? I want you to go back there and find the piece of paper that has my name on it.
Look.
You want your ration card? Simple.
I'll put you in the system.
That easy.
All right, people.
We're the S1W.
We're here to set this thing straight.
Nobody's gonna get hurt, nobody is gonna pay for what they already have coming, and nobody is gonna leave here without their ration cards.
Get down! You really thought you were gonna get into the file room pretending to be a vet? - I took a shot.
- So did I.
- Appreciate you guys coming along.
- Naw.
You got what you needed; we got to make our point.
This town's gonna think twice before they shake people down again.
This is Manticore's Wyoming facility.
It's gotta be.
Requisitions don't add up otherwise.
Think they're running their budget through the V.
A.
's books? Trying to cover their tracks? If I can follow the money, maybe I can find out where the main facility is.
Logan, how many jobs do you think we've done for Eyes Only in the past couple of years? I don't know.
Why? I've just never seen you get so caught up in an assignment before.
It's not an assignment.
Eyes Only is taking on Manticore as a favor to me.
You're messing with some powerful people.
They play rough.
I don't care what happens to me.
Said in his hack some of those kids escaped back in '09.
You knew one of them, didn't you? Her name was Max.
They killed her, didn't they? I watched her die.
The thing is, I can't really believe she's gone.
I don't believe it.
I know it sounds crazy, but I feel like she's still out there.
Those boots look like they got shined with a bag of mud! Don't you have any respect for yourself? For the unit that you represent? Take him to isolation.
Eyes front! Lucky we hooked up.
Happy anniversary.
Just come back.
Max Ben? What? You look like someone I used to know.
Well, my designation's 494.
His was 493.
You must be twinned.
What do you know about it? - I know that because of him I had to spend six months in psy-ops.
They wanted to make sure it wasn't genetic.
Looks like ten years in the world finally got to him.
- It was this place that got to him.
Whatever.
Well, let's get this over with, huh? - What are you doing? - We've been paired off.
- I'm your breeding partner.
- My what? We're supposed to copulate every night until you get pregnant.
- That's sick! It's your own fault.
If you and your friends hadn't blown up the DNA database, they'd still be whipping up embryos and putting them into surrogates.
- Take off your clothes.
- Get out of my cell.
We've got our orders.
- What the hell was that?! - The only kind of physical contact you and I are gonna have.
You know, this isn't exactly a plum assignment for me either.
You spent half your life out there in filth and degradation.
I could catch something.
Whatever you need to tell yourself.
Just as long as we understand each other.
Fine.
Don't "freak out" on me.
I took Common Verbal Usage when I got cleared for my solo missions.
Oh, you mean assassinations.
It was my job.
If you're gonna "bust my chops" about it, go ahead.
He's reading love poetry.
You know, to get me in the mood.
You got something for me? Do me a favor - give these to Vic.
Tell him he can pay me later.
- No problem.
- Thanks.
He's got a thing for those vitamins they make us pop every morning.
I'm not even gonna ask about the cigars.
I got a few things working.
Listen, I've got an hour to kill before I head back to the barracks.
Why don't you wake me up at 0100? - Lydecker.
- Deck.
This is McGinnis.
You're a hard man to track down.
I try to avoid people who are looking to kill me.
Have a proposition from the Committee.
- Go ahead.
- They want Eyes Only.
We need you to set the meet.
Look, we both know what that means.
You do this, and they'll bring you in from the cold.
Since you put it that way - Report.
- Successful copulation with X5-392, ma'am.
Excellent.
- Report.
- Copulation was unsuccessful, ma'am.
- Explain.
- X5-698 failed to achieve minimum mission requirements, ma'am.
Report.
Successful copulation between myself and X5-452, ma'am.
Twice.
Excellent, 452.
What would your boyfriend say? Tell me something.
Did you receive any medical treatment when you were on the outside? No, ma'am.
Then how do you explain this? She's a younger version of you, but she's suffering from late-stage progeria.
Except for her X7-specific code sequences, her DNA is identical to yours.
So I'm gonna ask you again: Did you receive any medical care that we should know about? No, ma'am.
Then I guess we're just gonna have to do spinals on you both so we can run a DNA analysis.
Or maybe you've just been lucky.
For all we know, that could still happen to you.
Easy, easy.
Easy.
Relax, big fella.
- You relax, little fella.
- Wow, you can talk.
Wow.
I - I didn't mean anything by it.
I've just - I've never seen anyone that looks like you before.
So what happened? They put too much canine DNA in your cocktail? Cat.
Cat in your cocktail.
Don't hold it against me.
I dig your teeth.
Can I see `em? Come on, let me see.
It's okay.
Those are cool.
- You're X5.
- Yeah.
You can call me Max.
Max Max - Max, Father named you? - Nope.
No father.
Just me.
Father named me Joshua.
Father? You don't mean Lydecker? No.
Father Sandman.
Sandman named you.
Okay.
Guard.
Guard.
- So they don't know you're down here? - No.
What about this Sandman father of yours? Left me here.
Here I am.
- He just left you here? - Made me, then left me.
True enough.
That's pretty whack.
He made us all.
I was first - special.
Then more like me more like you more people - up there people.
Father lost in all the people.
I'm here, waiting.
It's too bad you don't have a room with a view.
You know, a window.
I'm trying to find a way out of here.
Ah.
Wait.
Looks like this father of yours kept himself real busy.
Some like me some not so good.
- Hungry.
- Maybe someone oughta feed 'em.
They do sometimes.
I do sometimes.
Room with a view.
This is gonna take a while.
Okay with you if I slap an exit sign on this? Uh-uh.
No exit.
X7's in the forest.
- How many? - One.
- Yup.
There he is.
I think I can take him on.
- Uh-uh.
- Come on, there's only one.
- Lots of one.
Ohhhh, I get it.
Lots of one.
Uh-huh.
Pretty whack.
What are they doing? Talking.
I don't hear anything.
I do.
Must be in the ultrasonic range.
Bat.
Bat in their cocktail.
Sun'll be up soon.
I gotta blaze.
Be back tomorrow, though.
Thanks for everything, Joshua.
You blaze.
No, I wanna do it now.
Yeah! Right now! Okay.
I'll meet you there.
- Hey.
- Oh.
Hi.
Uh, what's up? Oh, I need a favor.
I gotta go to sector three.
Can I stash this here? - Sure, what is it? - It's something I don't want the police to see when I go through checkpoint.
It's a box of guns.
Right.
Okay.
Well, look, I gotta meet someone so, uh, let yourself out? Okay.
I promise it'll be gone by tomorrow night.
- You said you had some information for me? - I did.
- I'm trying to find Manticore.
- Looks like Manticore found you.
- Sorry, son.
- So this is the great and powerful Oz.
- Hold on here - let me get a good look.
- I wouldn't do that, Jim.
Duck! You all right? - You shot me! - I told you to duck.
It just winged you.
- We had a deal! - Renfro.
What's she doing to the X5's? I don't know! She murdered one of my kids.
That bitch murdered one of my kids! All right.
All right.
All right.
Now don't play stupid, or I'll take your other eye.
All right.
The tank is some kind of extraction chamber.
She was trying to find out something in the girl's DNA.
- What? - I don't know.
Look, whatever she wanted, she wanted it bad.
But it wasn't there.
Damn, Deck, I'm gonna need some stiches.
Could you please take me to the hospital now? There's a small problem with that, Jim.
You got a good look at my friend here.
No.
No, no, I didn't.
I hardly laid an eye on the guy.
My depth perception's all shot.
Besides, all you white boys, you know, you all look alike to me.
Come on, Deck.
We're old friends.
What do you think? We never really liked each other, did we? So you want to know about Manticore? Another night or two, and we'll be in business.
Max outside? - Max outside.
That's the plan.
- Joshua outside.
That's the plan.
You want to go with me? - I don't know.
- I know.
Max and Joshua outside.
The thing is - there's nobody like you in the world.
You know, people, they get scared real easy about things that are different.
I'm just saying that you'll be trading one basement for another.
That's all.
Forget we had a date? So when did the stormtroopers bust in? Don't worry.
I didn't set off the alarm.
Not yet.
What do you want? I'm not looking for trouble.
What you do is your own business.
Why do you want out of here so much? You've got a roof over your head, plenty to eat which is more than you can say about most people out there.
You think Manticore takes care of you out of the goodness of its heart? - It's using you.
- Nobody's using me.
That's what you don't get.
You're working for the bad guys.
I'm gonna be out of here in five minutes to go back to my cell, and you'll get rid of me for the night.
Okay, 452? - My name's Max.
- Whatever you say.
- You should have a name too.
- I told you, my designation's 494.
Doesn't suit you.
I'm gonna call you Alec.
- Alec? - As in smart aleck.
- I can live with that.
- Good.
'Cause my second choice was Dick.
Guard.
See you around Max.
- Looks like Lydecker double-crossed us.
- He knows our location.
If Eyes Only broadcasts it, the Committee will bury us.
Sir! Over here.
- What is it? - Uh blood trail.
Couldn't have been one of our people; none of them walked out of here.
Take a sample and run a full DNA assay.
Get back here right away.
You don't understand what's at stake here, 452.
If Eyes Only isn't stopped, there are gonna be news vans parked outside the perimeter.
The Committee is not going to allow the existence of this program to be exposed.
It'll jeopardize its other operations.
Guess I'm supposed to be curious and ask what that means.
It means that I lock down the cells and I burn this place to the ground with you and everyone else inside.
Oh, you don't believe me? On paper, this place is a V.
A.
hospital.
Anybody comes looking, all they're gonna find is the remains of a tragic fire that killed all its patients.
- It's called plausible deniability.
- It's called bluffing.
Look, you need to understand something.
You are nothing but meat to me.
This - this is what matters.
I could start over anywhere.
I just put all the data that we have accumulated into my briefcase, lock the door, light the match, and kiss your transgenic ass goodbye.
You make me find Eyes Only by myself he is a dead man.
Help me there's a deal to be made.
Think about it.
- We ran the blood sample we found at the warehouse.
- Ah.
Time's up.
You're going to help me whether you want to or not.
You okay? Guess they finally got it out of you, huh? I don't know what you're talking about.
I heard they were sending an X5 to take out some reporter friend of yours.
- I didn't tell them anything.
- Are you sure? I gotta get out of here now.
You're in no shape to be tangling with those X7's.
If you're lucky, you'll make it to the yard and they'll take you alive.
Then help me.
I told you, I'm not looking for trouble.
This is your chance to get me out of your life for good.
I guess if you escape, I'll get a new breeding partner.
Now we're talking.
Kinda makes you wonder what else is down here.
I mean, seriously, did you get a look at that thing? He's not a thing.
His name is Joshua.
X7's in the forest.
Pretty pretty whack.
Yeah, yeah, Sasquatch.
Hey, why don't you make yourself useful, and, uh quit mumbling and come over here and help us out with these bars? - Okay.
Everybody knows what to do? Hey! He's getting away! Come on! Oh, sorry, kid.
Maybe I should let you guys handle this, huh? Whoa, whoa! Boys! No need for firepower, fellas.
Just trying to help.
You blaze! Do not attempt to adjust your set.
This is a streaming freedom video bulletin.
Your location has been revealed.
Max.
We gotta get you out of here.
They're coming to get you.
We gotta go.
They're coming to get you.
- Who? What's going on? How did you - I'll explain later.
Come on.
- No, I have to finish my broadcast.
- Forget it.
It's not important.
What's wrong? - I don't know.
I - Logan, what's happening? You killed him, that's what's happening.
Nice job, 452.
Mission accomplished.
Yeah, I'd stop touching him if I were you.
You're just gonna make it worse.
What the hell are you talking about? A genetically targeted retrovirus.
You're the carrier.
Any intimate contact between you activates the agent.
Now, you didn't kiss him or anything, did you? - You son of a bitch! Whoa, whoa, hey.
Just following orders.
Okay, now Renfro said if you want him to live, you gotta bring him back to Manticore and turn yourself in.
- There's a cure? - Yeah.
She'll give him the antigen if he tells her what he knows and who he's been working with.
- Why should I believe her? - What choice do you have? Results of the DNA workup you ordered on 452.
Did you find anything to explain why there's no progeria? Maybe you better take a look.
I've never seen anything like it.
Just to be sure, I'll run another series as soon as 494 gets her back here.
- Does anyone else know about this? - No, ma'am.
Let's keep it that way.
It's Renfro.
I think I've found what we've been looking for.
No, no one at Manticore knows.
Yes I'll bring her to you.
Well, looks like we got ourselves a convoy.
Logan! Fine.
Fine, but when he's dead, can I go home? It's not gonna be there.
- What are you doing? - Ending this thing once and for all.
Do not attempt to adjust your set.
This is a streaming freedom video bulletin.
Your location has been revealed.
Your secret is out.
And now Manticore will be held accountable for its crimes.
It's them.
Manticore's facility is located an hour southwest of Renfro.
Seattle.
Understood.
Lock down the barracks.
We're cauterizing the site.
Don't move.
Put it on the floor.
Fine, have it your way.
I was just gonna put him out of his misery.
Nice piece.
We've got a security breach.
Someone's unlocking the cell doors.
Well, override the system.
Lock down those doors.
Can't.
Control conduits must be burned out.
They're in the yard, heading for the fence.
Well, stop them.
No one gets past the perimeters.
Bring me 452 - alive.
Move.
Move.
Go! Free! Free! Move! - Ma'am, we need to evacute.
- Where's 452? - Now, ma'am.
- I'm not leaving without her.
What a coincidence, 'cause I'm not leaving without you.
- Where's the antigen? - I don't know.
We've got to get out of here now, 452.
My name's Max! Now where is it? Okay.
Okay.
No! I won't tell if you don't.
This virus thing you put in me - how do I get rid of it? You can't.
You just ate a bullet for me.
Why? You you are the one we've been looking for.
- Sandeman - Father Sandman.
Find Sandeman.
He's going to be all right.
Welcome back.
You don't have to stand all the way over there.
Come closer.
Better not risk it.
We don't know how easy it is for me to reinfect you, and that was the last of the antigen.
We're gonna find a way to beat this.
Yeah.
But you should concentrate on getting better.
- I gotta go.
- You know, things are different now.
Back when you first got out, it was just the twelve of you.
Now there's a lot more.
If they're smart, they'll lay low.
You don't want it getting around that you and yours are out in the world.
People tend to get scared of things that are different.
Keep your head down.
I always do.
Funny how from up here, it looks like nothing's changed.
Only everything's changed.
Not just me and Logan everything.
The whole time I was at Manticore, all I wanted was my strange little life back.
Never figured it could get any stranger.
But I guess it's gonna.
And I guess I'm just gonna have to deal with it.