Earth 2 (1994) s01e07 Episode Script

Water

Previously on Earth 2.
Julia Heller, initial check-in.
Code XO482.
I've joined you on the planet.
Monitoring Eden Project.
And I know you planned the crash.
Half rations again? Sorry.
The hydrocompressor's doing its best.
It wasn't meant to condense for a group this size or air this dry.
We are looking for bodies of water in the vicinity right now.
You mean we're gonna have to drink water out of the ground? We're gonna treat it first, Uly.
Oh.
I'd just as soon find some to jump in.
No offense, but without our dry-soap stalls, some of us could use an old-fashioned bath.
This new planet isn't easy on people.
They're used to having so much that isn't here.
That's one thing about growing up on Earth: I know how to make do.
Are you okay? Yeah, I'm fine.
You know what? Why don't you let me take a turn? Thank you.
Okay.
Like our doctor.
Our lives are in her hands.
But instead of the latest technology, she has none ofher equipment, and she's all alone.
How is she supposed to make do? Respond immediately.
Heller, is that you? What's your position, citizen? It's me.
You can forget my position.
Join me on virtual.
I want to see you.
Sound's distorting.
Why don't you try again without screaming? Citizen, s- Screaming? Did you accuse me of screaming? I was not screaming.
I don't scream.
Even at a citizen who's failed to call in for weeks.
My God, this planet is rough.
You barely resemble your holocard.
We've had a rough time.
I can imagine.
It's a miracle you managed to survive without our help.
It's a miracle we survived the crash that you caused.
No, the Council had nothing to do with that.
Eden was Blalock's job.
And when he couldn't red tape it to death, he got desperate.
I was on that ship.
But you weren't supposed to be.
Not that that excuses anything.
The bomb, the crash- Blalock went overboard, and that's one of the reasons they put him out to pasture.
And how am I supposed to know that you're not here to finish what he started? The Council is light-years beyond vendettas.
We only wanna focus on the cause, to settle this planet on our terms.
So if I had given you my position, you would have sent provisions, water? So you're in an arid region? Well, yes, we would send water.
How? I mean, we must be thousands of miles apart.
Otherwise your heat-seekers would have found us already, wouldn't they? Doctor, I realize that you've been through a trauma, but do you honestly think I would aim weapons at you? You know what I think? I think you're a liar.
I think you're all liars.
I think I'm a liar for thinking I could trust the Council.
That's what I think.
Don't cut me off, citizen.
You need me, damn it.
Do not- Danziger.
Yeah.
We have an emergency.
Overnight, Grendlers stole our reserve water, apparently for the containers.
They just dumped the water everywhere.
Yeah, I heard.
But our scanner has located a sizable body of water, 12 kilometers to the south.
Yeah, I know.
We're going to need the dune-rail rigged right away.
I would say six drums could be strapped safely in the back to haul the water.
Like that? Good job.
Yeah, I figured Walman and I could make two trips before sunset.
Well, I was hoping for three, and I'm going.
No, that's not what I had in- I need you to work on the compressor, Walman.
I'll keep in contact on the gear.
You think we can make it there and back in, uh, five hours? What do you think? I think yes.
If you want a break, I'll spell you.
You've driven before? Mm-hmm.
On the stations.
A voice-activated taxi? This is a whole different thing.
Doesn't look that difficult.
Mm.
Oh, it's hot.
I hope I brought enough water.
You didn't.
We're gonna need triple that.
It's all right.
I put some in that tank back there.
What happened? We stopped.
Vehicle, start.
Vehicle, start.
Oh, man.
Danziger.
What? What is it about me that bothers you so much? You're too confident and optimistic.
My parents call those virtues.
I suppose they are if you're an Adair.
What's that supposed to mean? What, you think I'm some kind of spoiled rich lady, is that it? I think you're a lady who's used to finding what she needs right at her fingertips.
It hasn't quite sunk in yet that you're on a whole new world where a lot can go wrong.
Really wrong.
Well, I rely on you to be skeptical enough for all of us.
Don't worry.
I won't disappoint you.
I just don't get this.
We are completely out of juice.
Well, can't we just convert direct rays? Yeah, but it'll delay us.
We have to let it charge for a couple hours.
Well, I guess I'd better call camp then, huh? Base camp, come in.
Uly? Uly, come speak to your mother.
They won't be back until sunset.
Oh, more magic pills.
How are you gonna heal me this time? This one's spliced with a plasma D.
N.
A.
strand.
You take these things as fast as I can make them.
Don't you ever wonder if you can trust me? Hey, I checked around.
You're the best doc in town.
Well, your system doesn't seem to be rejecting it.
That's a good thing.
How long before it works? Maybe a few hours.
Just don't get your hopes up too high.
Hey, Doc, why did they pick me? You got a theory for that? The Eden Project? No, the Terrians.
Why did they decide to talk to me? I don't know.
I can't explain a fraction of what I've seen the Terrians do.
You think they're out there? They're always out there.
What are you doing? Haulin' water's gonna be hard work.
Might as well rest while we can.
It's too hot to do anything else.
That's for you.
Oh, come on.
Don't be silly.
There's only one blanket.
There's room enough for both of us.
If I fall asleep, don't let me stay out too long.
Of course.
What? What is it? I think I should check the collectors.
See if they're on.
- Watch out! - Danziger! Go, go, go, go, go! Oh, wait, my gear.
Devon.
They're not following us.
I think we should let them know our intentions.
What? Hello? Hello.
We're friends.
We'rejust looking for water.
We don't mean any harm.
You're nuts.
Stop it! Damn it, Adair! You can't shoot them.
I wasn't shooting them.
I was answering fire.
There's a difference.
Oh, great.
Oh.
This gear is shot.
They're still there, blocking the pass.
Maybe.
No.
Or maybe they're just waiting for our next move.
What is our next move? Well, we have to go easy.
These Terrians could be different from the other ones we've met.
I agree.
So why don't I try and get our wheels? Nice and easy.
I'll circle round and pick you up.
No, let's, uh - let's walk the ridge first.
See what's up ahead.
Okay.
Fine.
We'll walk the ridge.
Wanna take a break? I'm fine.
Look, if you're thirsty- I'm okay.
You've heard those old Earth legends about people dying of dehydration with water left in their canteens, haven't you? Don't ration yourself too hard.
Nobody's dying.
We still have almost a full canteen left anyway.
Suit yourself.
Adair, come look.
Come here.
See? Well, we did something right.
Yeah.
Look who's here.
Let's get back to the rail.
Wait.
Wait, let's walk to the lake first.
It's only a couple kilometers.
Why walk when we could drive? 'Cause maybe the dune-rail's what's frightening the Terrians.
If we show them what we want, just a little water, maybe we can avoid a confrontation, don't you think? I think that if we have the rail, we stand a better chance of outrunning them.
That's what I think.
Let's check out the lake first.
Listen.
Don't ask my advice if your mind is made up, okay? I considered your opinion.
I just- Wanna do it your way.
Yeah.
I am capable of making a decision, you know.
I'll bet you've had lots of experience heading up your own multi-orbit firm, and all.
Well, as a matter of fact, I did.
And, uh, for the record, I was not spoiled.
My parents were very strict and expected a lot of me.
Must have been tough.
Oh, I'm sure it didn't compare to life in the Quadrant.
What, you run biostats on all of us? Yale has everyone's job applications on file.
I've scanned them.
So you got me pigeonholed, huh? Third-generation indentured stiff, problem with authority, workin' to pay off the debt of his grandparents' passage up.
Is that it? Well, it'd help me to understand why a man like you would sign on for a job like this.
A man like me would be damned if he's gonna pass his debt on to his kid.
True's not gonna grow up and be a drone.
Please don't use that term.
Well, I'm sorry.
"Immigrant worker," that's what you bluebloods say, isn't it? At least in the Quadrant we knew we were drones.
Look.
Inherited debt is terribly unjust.
A lot of us were working to amend that law.
Yeah, yeah, and as soon as we get to New Pacifica, you're gonna send me home a rich man, Adair.
Actually, I issued payroll on departure.
Back on the stations, you are already debt-free.
Oh, yeah? Then how come here on planet G889 you still act like the boss? Fine.
We'll do it your way.
Forget the lake.
We'll take the rail like you said.
Good.
Julia.
!Julia.
! There's something wrong.
! Oh, my leg.
My leg is killing me.
Take it easy.
Take it easy.
You're gonna be fine.
It's not fine! It hurts! It hurts because it's healing.
The drug must be working.
It's not working.
If it's working, give me something for the pain.
I can't.
I gotta move it first.
No, you gotta be kidding! Your bones are adding cells at a hyper-accelerated rate.
My God! We've gotta get your muscles moving.
Okay.
No, don't flex it.
Don't flex it.
We gotta flex it all the way.
You ready? No, my leg is on fire! Okay.
All right.
Damn it! If it doesn't heal straight, I'm gonna have to break it again.
No, no, no.
Flex it.
No.
Okay.
Oh! Okay.
Again.
Okay, the pain's going away.
It's getting better.
Keep flexing.
Okay.
It's getting better.
Okay.
Just relax.
Put your leg up.
Good.
Thanks.
Thank you.
Can I walk? No.
You're gonna have to wait until the bones harden.
But I'm gonna walk.
I'm gonna walk soon, right? Yeah, I think you are.
You know, you got a lousy bedside manner.
This is the thanks I get? I was hurting back there.
You-You didn't even care.
I cared.
I just wasn't crying about it.
I did not cry.
You certainly were making a lot of noise.
I thought you flyboys were supposed to be tough.
You know, it's amazing.
The nastier you get, the more I like you.
Does that bother you? I mean, there's only two possible explanations.
Either you hate me and you can't stand the thought of me liking you, or you like me and you can't stand the thought of me liking you too.
Well, there is one other possibility.
Perhaps you've overestimated your importance in the grand scheme of human events by assuming that every woman feels something when they're in your presence.
Perhaps I don't feel anything at all.
That's not it.
Aah! Easy.
Okay, let's go.
We're outta here.
Come on.
Come on.
What happened? I don't know.
Uh, hit that pedal when I tell ya.
I'm gonna give us a push.
You ready? Go.
Other pedal.
Other pedal.
Oh.
All right, stop.
All right.
This will do it.
You ready? Go! It's okay.
Stop.
Devon! Hey, Adair.
Adair.
Devon.
Ow.
You okay? Oh, God.
Oh, my head.
Yeah, my whole right side.
Oh, God.
Oh, we need a plan.
First things first.
We need water.
Oh, what have they done to us? Whatever they did, it was much worse for the rail.
Look.
They buried it.
You can say you told me so.
My mouth is so dry.
Can you reach my canteen? Maybe.
Attagirl.
Mmm.
Come on.
There you go.
Mmm.
Okay? Mm-hmm.
Okay.
Oh.
Oh, you need some.
Sorry.
Yeah.
Here.
Oh, I'm sorry.
It's okay.
Oh.
Let's get down to business.
We have to cut our way out of here.
Come on.
How are we gonna do that? This stuff feels stronger than biocord.
I got a knife in my belt.
Okay.
It's amazing how hardship can bring out the best in people and the worst.
Morgan.
Morgan! Didn't you tell me that rationing had eased up? Well, yeah.
Well, you brought me a full cup of water, and I drank it.
Julia says we haven't heard a thing from Devon and Danziger.
Rationing is still on, Morgan.
Did you steal the water? No.
I- I gave you my half.
Oh.
Like I said, the worst and the best.
Hey, Doc, I got something to show you.
- What's that? - These crutches.
Uh, you can have them back.
I don't need them anymore.
Oh, stay where you are.
Here.
Thank you.
I don't know how to thank you.
Don't.
I was just doing my job.
That was more than your job.
You nearly killed yourself to find that formula.
I'm a doctor.
That's what they made me for.
Nobody made you, Julia.
No matter what they did to your genes, you should take credit for who you are.
I wish that were true.
I have to do this.
You know, you surprise me.
I've been surprising myself actually.
Hey, Alonzo.
Did I just see what I thought I saw? Were you outside walking? Yeah, check it out.
Two legs, fully operational.
- Well, congratulations.
- Thank you.
Try not chewing any gum for a while.
That's great.
The lake looked much closer from above.
What? We're getting there.
There.
That's gotta be it.
Oh.
! Look.
We-We gotta find a better way down.
Why don't we go around and see - No.
More hiking.
Can't do that.
I can make this.
What about a rope? Don't you have a rope? I can make this.
Wait.
Danziger.
! John.
! John? John, are you okay? Answer me.
Are you okay? Yeah.
I think the rope will reach from here.
Respond immediately.
Danziger, be sure to test the water before you drink it.
Forget that.
It's no time to be picky.
Okay.
Come on, baby.
Oh, yeah.
Sink.
Come on, sink.
What happened? Hold on.
Hold on! Come on.
Come on, Danziger.
Hold tight.
Come on.
Just a few more feet.
Come on.
Come on up.
Come on.
Get up here.
There.
There.
Oh, God.
Oh, my God.
They're here- the Terrians.
What are they doing? Look.
Do you think they were trying to warn us before? No, they were trying to protect their power source.
Go on, diggers.
It's yours.
We don't want it.
We're finished anyway.
No.
No, we're gonna make it.
It's gonna be dark soon.
They're gonna send someone for us.
I know it.
Better call back.
Hello? John.
Come get us.
Send water.
John, they're broken, remember? On the double.
Ms.
Adair's orders.
That's what you wanted, right, boss? Oh, no.
Oh, no, you don't.
Get up.
Get up.
Come on.
You gotta walk with me.
Keep on walking.
Get up.
Come on.
We should go searching before dark.
They did say they were gonna be late.
But now they're not answering their gear.
Is this all the condenser can do? So, that's it.
Quick, what are the warning signs of dehydration again? Disorientation, fatigue, mania.
Disorientation.
Did you say disorientation? I forgot where I was for a second.
Hey, I think I'm disoriented.
Hey, let me help you with that, okay? He's been doing that incessantly-walking.
I get thirsty just looking at him.
Hey, I'm, uh, goin' out.
Watch for them comin' back, okay? You know, it's not such a bad thing on this planet.
Having someone to trust, someone to count on.
I don't know what I would do without Morgan.
J- John? John, come on.
Get up.
Come on.
We gotta keep- Come on.
You gotta get- Come on.
Get up, John.
Devon, tell True- I'm not gonna tell True anything, John.
You're gonna get yourself up right now.
Devon, I want her to grow up- grow up optimis- confident, like you.
Stop it now, okay? You stop it.
You're gonna tell True that yourself, all right? Now you just get up and- Don't fight me, Adair.
You tell her.
Just say yes.
Yes.
Yes.
John, come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Let's go.
Oh, no.
John.
John.
John, just hold on here, okay? You just hold on.
I'm gonna go get help.
Now you just hold on.
Hold on.
You see them? No.
There's something I wanna talk to you about.
You wanna know about this afternoon? What it meant? Do I? I don't know what it meant.
Sounds like a conversation you've had before.
I know what I'm sure about.
I'm glad it happened.
And I enjoyed it.
And I care about you.
But? But after that, I don't know.
Why don't you just tell me the truth? I don't know is the truth.
I mean, what did that kiss mean to you? It means we made a mistake.
One kiss? Haven't you ever kissed a guy before? Yes.
But this is different.
Because you feel something.
Is that wrong? In my work, yes.
You're a better doctor if you don't feel anything for your patients, right? To some degree.
Yeah, but it doesn't make you happy.
I mean, a wonderful thing happens, and you're miserable because you can't explain it.
I was put here for a reason, Alonzo.
I've got more important things to think about than us.
Well, don't let me stand in your way.
Oh, God.
Danziger, look here.
Nice driving, Adair.
Hey water.
Where did you- Groundwater, under the rail.
I think the Terrians moved it there so we would find it.
Oh.
Oh.
How did you- There's, uh- There's moisture in it.
You were out cold.
I thought I'd lost you.
It was crazy.
Then I had this, uh- this thought that I was- It was a good one.
Come on.
Drink up.
We have plenty.
Yeah.
I thought I'd heard the last from you.
No, I didn't.
But I thought a lot about our last talk, and you made me realize something- loyalty.
It's a tricky thing.
Loyalty from a person of your talent has to be earned.
I don't blame you for doubting us.
But I can remind you why you used to believe.
The Council created on those stations a world that was better than any world that came before.
It was clean.
It was safe.
It was free of almost all conflict.
And they created you.
Why? Because that world is not made by magic.
It is made by hard work and hard decisions.
Decisions which cannot be made with the heart but must be with the mind, with a mind like yours.
I don't say that we can't use Adair and her crew, but they have to be guided.
They need you to show them the way.
Can I count on you, Doctor? Are you with us? Yes.
That's never changed.
All right.
Just settle down.
I know you haven't had water in a while, so- Come back here, Uly.
I'm gonna get you.
Now we know where to find more.
Be careful, Bess, will you? Be careful.
Hey, mind if I try that next? I don't know.
Can we afford to have you walking around and clean shaven? Who's gonna protect these women? Julia, I- I just wanted to tell you that you- you did an exceptional job with Alonzo.
Thank you.
I, uh- I know that I had my doubts about you at first, but I was completely wrong.
We could not have made it this far without you.
Well, like you once said, we don't really have much choice, do we? Hey, Adair.
Hey, Danziger.
You know, I said some things out there, uh- Hey, we both did.
Yeah.
Well, I just wanted to, you know, let you know.
You're all wet.
You! See, I think all we need to survive are simple things- water, our health.
Especially each other.
If we can only learn to live with each other, I know we'll make a home here.