Fear The Walking Dead (2015) s07e09 Episode Script

Follow Me

1 I need you to help me find a place called PADRE.
Someplace safe from all this, with plans to rebuild.
She's the one we've been waiting for.
And that's gonna lead us to our new beginning.
I didn't amputate my arm in time.
The infection is still inside me.
And it's only a matter of time.
I am taking the one thing that matters to you the most.
I am taking that tower.
I'll protect it if I must.
Then we're going to war.
Padre Follow me.
Who said that? Hey! Hey, I'm talking to you! Hey! What is that?! Hey! Hey! Padre Padre Hey.
Padre, follow me.
What did you say? Padre.
Follow me.
Follow me.
Follow me.
Follow me.
Hello? Is someone here? Hey.
Turn it off! Behind you! What did you do?! Oh, no.
No, no, no! What did you do?! Damn it.
Hello? How did I get here? Hey, I'm talking to you.
Didn't you hear me? No.
I didn't.
I haven't heard a goddamn thing in months.
What's going on? How did I get here? You're gonna have to speak a lot slower if you expect me to read your lips.
How long have I been out? Two days.
How did I get here? I brought you here.
I was coming back from a food run.
Found you passed out in a barn about two miles north.
Good thing I came along when I did.
I-I-I checked on you, saw your arm or what's left of your arm.
That's quite a statement.
I got bit.
I wasn't gonna let him take it from me.
I figured if it had come from a bite, you would've turned by now.
What's left of it didn't look infected.
Still, you were burning up no matter how much medicine I gave you.
So why are you idling so hot? You sick? No.
That's not it.
Then what is it? I wasn't in a barn.
I was on my way back to the people I was staying with.
I I must've passed out.
But I wasn't in a barn.
A girl saved me.
I didn't see a girl.
Maybe she got you to the barn.
What is it exactly you were running from in the first place? Um I-I appreciate your help.
I, um I really have to go.
There are people that are counting on me.
Your dad? You kept saying "Padre" over and over in your sleep.
I-I must've been confused.
Hold on a second.
You broke my stereo.
After what I did for you, the least you can do is help me fix it.
I'm really sorry, but I-I have to go.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hey, back off! You're in no shape to go anywhere.
I'm Paul, by the way.
You never answered my question before.
About your fever.
It's a long story.
You're gonna have to do a lot better than that.
The reason you're still breathing is 'cause of me.
Look, I returned the favor.
That music you're blasting was drawing walkers here.
Because the lock on the damn door gave.
I got the house soundproofed.
I can play my music as loud as I want.
I thought you said you hadn't heard anything in months.
When Beethoven first started going deaf he destroyed every piano they put in front of him, just smashed the keys like his fingers were sledgehammers.
Why? Just 'cause you can't hear music don't mean you can't feel it.
Is that why all your instruments are broken? Out of tune.
What about that one? I don't play those.
- Why not? - I just don't.
Damn it.
Hide me.
Hide me.
- He can't know I'm here.
- Why? - Please.
- Okay.
Hey, there.
Something I can help you boys with.
We're looking for somebody.
I can't hear shit.
So, if you got something to say, - you're gonna have to show your face.
- Hmm.
Wind hasn't kicked up anything dangerous in weeks.
How's that? I'm looking for somebody.
A woman.
You're out of luck.
- Ain't nobody here but me.
- Hmm.
What are you carting around there? Oh.
Um Hey! I say you could come in, asshole? You sick? You got a fever? Get out of my house.
The reason I'm asking is, the girl I'm looking for, she gets fevers.
She was bit by the dead.
Lost her arm because of it, but didn't turn her.
And yet, she's still walking around.
I told you, I ain't seen her.
Doesn't seem like a very considerate thing to do, if you ask me, but ah, then again, she has a habit of getting people hurt.
What do you want with her? Ah, that's between me and her.
Piano's broken.
Just out of tune's all.
You sure? I'm sure.
Alright, then.
You see her, you give me a call.
I'll do that.
Deaf musician.
Ain't that a bitch? Appreciate your time.
What did he want with you? Is it true what he said? About you getting folks hurt? We lived at the same place, and things went bad, and he blames me.
Is he right to? He doesn't like where I led everyone.
We had to abandon where we were living because the blast compromised the structure.
Where was that? Well, you seem nice enough to me.
Then again I may just be grateful for the company.
Bon appétit.
I I take it you've never had haggis.
Rowan was Scottish.
Always kept cans of this stuff in the pantry, and if I'm being honest, I had the same reaction as you did when I first tried it.
But I, um I grew to like it.
And when you're scavenging, you'd be surprised how easy it is to find.
Whole grocery stores picked clean, save for that stuff.
Rowan, is she your Was.
My wife.
What happened? The bombs did.
Lost her and what's left of my hearing on that same day.
I'm sorry.
So am I.
I'm going to turn in.
We leave at dawn.
Find us a new stereo.
Uh, look, um I appreciate everything you've done, but I-I really do have to go.
- You can't leave.
- No.
I'm not the person you think I am.
Well, you're gonna have to be.
Why won't you let me go? Why are you in such a hurry to? Because what Arno said about me is true.
Look, a lot of people got hurt because of me, and I don't want that to happen again.
What happened in that place you were at before? Why is the guy really after you? It doesn't matter.
Then what does? Getting back to my friends.
Their lives are at stake.
So is mine.
You leave me here without helping me find that stereo, I'm as good as dead.
You help me get what I want, I'll make sure you get back to your people in one piece.
Look, I don't even know where to find what you're looking for.
I do.
You never told me.
How'd you wind up bit? Same way most people do.
Trying to get out of a bad situation.
Does it have something to with PADRE? I told you you was talking about it in your dreams.
Must have meant something to you.
It's a place.
Somewhere I thought I could take everyone.
Somewhere I thought they'd be safe.
And people died along the way.
That's why Arno's after you? So what's the new plan? There's a new place.
Or there will be.
The person who's running it is doing everything they can to keep people out, and I was trying to get Arno and his people to fight for it with us.
Doesn't sound like you convinced them.
He wasn't happy to see me.
He said I shouldn't be leading anyone anywhere.
And honestly, he's probably right.
So it didn't work out with PADRE.
Big deal.
You tried.
And people died.
Did you put a gun to their head and force them to follow you over there? There must've been a reason for you to think this is the way to go.
Yeah, I did.
Then why beat yourself up? Beethoven's ninth.
Last concert we ever had here.
Back when it first premiered, Beethoven insisted that he conduct it himself.
When it ended the house went nuts.
Standing ovation.
Of course, he couldn't hear it.
Story goes that some young contralto spun him around so he could see how they loved what they heard.
What instrument did you play? I was piano.
Rowan violin.
Played a lot of instruments, actually.
Bagpipes? Sorry.
It's not my business.
They were hers.
I got them for her 40th birthday.
Even learned how to play them myself.
Part of my, uh, Scottish education.
She had an arrangement of "Ode to Joy" all figured out for those pipes.
That was her dream.
But she never got to play it.
When my hearing started going, she thought maybe I just might be able to hear that.
Bagpipes so damn loud.
Why didn't she play the arrangement? I told her that's not how it was meant to be played, but really, I I I was just so damn mad at my world going quiet that I took it out on her.
You don't have to go back to that house, you know? You don't have to live all alone like this.
What else would I do? Come with me.
My friends the more people we have, the sooner we can take that place I was talking to you about.
What's wrong? Wait here.
Figured I might find you here.
- I'm not alone.
- I figured that, too.
Come on out.
Oh, right.
He can't hear us.
You never learn, do you, Alicia? Did you promise him somewhere you could go, somewhere safe you could take him? I thought PADRE was gonna work.
Tell it to them.
You're insane.
I'm insane? You're the one who asked them to find the late, great Senator Vazquez so he could lead us to the promised land.
How'd that go, by the way? You should put them to rest.
Yeah, I should.
You know, I was going to but then I thought it'd be way more fun to let them punish you for what you did.
Wait, wait.
Wait! Wait! Wait! No! Wait.
Please! They're dead because of you.
They're dead because you said you knew the way! Seems only fair that you join them, Alicia.
You're halfway there, anyway.
Get down! Aah! Paul! What are you doing? - I can fix it.
- Get in! I have to get it back.
Stop, stop.
It's just a stereo.
No, it's not! It's the only thing that could drown it out.
Drown what out? Her voice! She was on her way back when it happened.
She was so scared.
I tried to calm her, told her everything was gonna be okay.
I told her to stay on the radio with me.
Then it happened.
That warhead came crashing down with this horrible, high-pitched whine.
Then she screamed.
Then everything just went quiet.
That was the last thing I ever heard.
Her scream! My Rowan.
I couldn't go on hearing it, Alicia.
I just can't.
You You couldn't possibly understand.
I can.
How? Because I have a voice I can't get rid of, either.
What voice? The one from my dream.
What dream? The dream I've been having for months, the dream I keep having.
You asked me why I thought PADRE was the place I had to take everyone.
That's why.
That must have been some dream.
First time I had it was after I got bit.
I didn't know whether I'd cut my arm off in time or whether I was gonna bleed out or turn.
But you didn't.
I don't know how long I was out.
Days, maybe.
My fever was spiking, and I had this dream.
It was the most vivid dream I've ever had.
About what? A walker.
And I was following it.
But it wasn't just me.
It was all of them, too.
And I finally caught up to the walker, and he he turned around.
And it was that same walker that bit me.
And he he talked to me.
But it wasn't his voice.
It was It didn't belong to him.
It was this static.
But it it told me to follow him to PADRE.
And so I did, or that's what I've been trying to do.
And I made all these people believe in me.
I-I told them I knew what I was doing, where I was going, and I didn't.
You know, it was just a dream.
You must've heard that voice for a reason.
Whatever it was, all these people died because of me.
And now that voice is all I can hear.
Every time I close my eyes.
Every time I manage to fall asleep.
Were you serious about what you said before? About me coming with you to that place you were trying to take over? I'd like to take you up on that.
Why? Because something tells me there's a reason I came across you in that barn.
I think maybe we can help each other drown out what we don't want to hear.
Paul, I couldn't even get you a stereo.
We got one right here.
Look, you got lucky.
You need to stay away from me.
- I can't let you get hurt because of me.
- I won't.
Look, Arno will not stop until I'm dead, and even if he doesn't find us here, he will go to your house, and he will hurt you.
Which is why we need to be ready for him.
How? You trust me? If you're listening if you can hear me, I'm sorry about the mishap back there.
She turned on me, too.
That problem you got? I'm ready to help you solve it.
My house after dark.
You don't have to do this.
The sooner I help you take him out the sooner you can get back to your people, so you can do what you need to do next, and stop punishing yourself for something that's not your fault.
Look, even if Arno's gone, this voice is not gonna go away.
Maybe it's not meant to be silenced.
- But you said - I-I said we could drown out the voices that we don't want to hear.
Maybe you should keep listening to the voice from your dream.
Why? My old man he was one hell of a pianist.
People used to call him the Texas Gershwin.
My older brother whew damn near just as good.
So, when I started taking lessons, I thought I could play like them.
But every time my teacher would catch me, he would just smash my hands with a yard stick.
Made him so mad.
Why? Because nobody ever makes great music imitating others.
It's gotta come from you.
Maybe that's why it didn't work out before.
Because you thought somebody else was trying to tell you what to do.
That voice, maybe it's you.
So, listen to it.
'Cause if you don't you might regret it.
You owe it to yourself and to anyone you want to help.
Where are you? I know you're in there.
They're here.
Put these in.
It's gonna get loud.
We know you're in there, Alicia! Where are you? Come on out.
Come on out, Alicia.
Before you get someone else hurt.
Make sure she doesn't sneak out the back.
Fall back! Fall back! Shit.
He's coming in through the back! There are too many! Paul.
Let me see.
It's gonna be okay.
Hold this.
Where we're going, there are medical supplies.
It's too late.
It's not.
We'll get out of here.
You will.
I'm not leaving you here.
You don't have a choice.
You got here because of me.
Okay? Because I said I'd take you somewhere safe.
I would have followed you wherever that may have been.
So will they.
Who? Ah, your friends.
Your people.
That's what your dream was trying to tell you.
They're the ones you're meant to lead.
Come on, Paul.
Come on.
We have to go.
You just need to believe in what you're capable of.
I doubted someone I cared about.
I won't make that same mistake again with you.
Go, Alicia.
I won't make it past him.
You will if they can't hear you.
Open up! You know you can't stay in there forever.
Open up! You again? Are you okay? I will be.
If you can help me maybe I can help you.
Hey! Padre Hey! Padre.
Follow me.
Follow me.
Wake up.
It's okay.
Hey, hey.
You're alright.
How long have I been out? You showed up here last night, but you collapsed before we could get you inside.
Gotta keep your fever down.
Where is she? Who? - The girl.
- What girl? The one who brought me here.
You were alone when we found you.
What is it? Alicia are you alright? How did it go with Arno? You convince him to come and join us? I'm sorry.
I know we don't have enough people to take on Strand without them.
Then we find another way.
I think I already have one.
Just tell me what this is about.
There might be a way to get the army we need.
How? Promise me you won't try to stop me.
Hey, you have yet to tell me why you thought that walker was gonna lead us to PADRE.
Even after I followed along.
So I don't think it's too much to expect a straight answer to a straight question.
What is this all about? I had a dream.
When I was in the bunker, after I cut it off.
You had a dream.
When my fever was at its worst, there was this voice, and I thought it was telling me the walker would lead us there.
Thought it was coming from PADRE.
But it was coming from where? Me.
Look, my mom had her dream.
Nick had his.
You have yours.
I've always had such strong voices around me.
I've never stopped to really listen to mine.
But I am now.
So, where will you go? The bunker.
There's a working transmitter down there and I need it to reach people.
'Cause that walker, I thought it would lead us to PADRE, but I was wrong, because I don't think PADRE even exists.
But there are a lot of people out there like me who are looking for it, or looking for a place like it.
Hey, you can't lead people to a place that doesn't exist.
I know.
But I can lead them to us.
To us? Like you're gonna become PADRE? I'm going to give them what they want.
A safe place to live, and that's how we get our army.
That's how we take the Tower from Strand.
I should come with you.
No, I need you to stay here.
Because when I come back, that's when we make our move.
Then we will be ready for when you get back.
But you should rest first.
I can't.
Just be ready.
Whoa! Sage, why are we stopping? Look at me.
My hand it could kill me if we don't treat it.
We don't have time.
Arno? Look! Herd musta fell in.
Probably been stewing down there for months.
How many do you think there are? Too many.
If one of them gets out, none of us are going anywhere.
We're gonna take the Tower for ourselves.
One of Morgan's.
If today proved anything, it's that we need to protect this place.
There are other ways.
I got ya.
Do you really think you're ready to be a ranger? I'll go with you.
- You're a monster.
- No! Ali, what are you doing? Ali?! This is a story about Alicia coming into her own as a leader.
Follow me.
It goes from a story where she thought she had to follow someone else and now it's about other people needing to follow her.
Alicia is still not physically well.
She's got fevers.
You can tell that she's disoriented.
We really wanted that feeling of disorientation to filter down to the audience and understand what it was like to suddenly wake up in this strange house with music blasting and a walker that's wandered in the front door and just wondering, "Is this real? Is this a nightmare? Is this something in between?" Ah! Alicia broke Paul's stereo and he wants her help restoring that.
We see that's a very significant thing for him.
What did you do?! It was critically important that we find an actor who's deaf that could really bring a sense of authenticity.
- Easy.
- Didn't you hear me? I haven't heard a goddamn thing in months.
Warren is a singer and a musician himself.
You're going to have to speak a lot slower if you expect me to read your lips.
We found him and what he brought to the performance incredibly inspiring and we we think it turned out really well.
Just 'cause you can't hear music don't mean you can't feel it.
Hide me.
Paul gets a pretty good read on Arno when he comes to the door with a cart full of walkers.
Paul knows that Alicia is just someone who's in some trouble.
She has a habit of getting people hurt.
What do you want with her? - He's a good person.
- Appreciate your time.
He's not going to hand her over to someone who clearly doesn't have good intentions for her.
Is it true, what he said, about you getting folks hurt? Alicia absolutely believes what Arno's saying.
He's articulating the voice that's in her mind.
He wants Alicia to be confronted because of what he believes are bad decisions she made, which were based on this dream that she had following the Senator walker, and it had really dire consequences.
He wants Alicia to see just what a poor leadership decision that was.
You should put them to rest.
It'd be way more fun to let them punish you for what you did.
Wait! No! Wait.
Aah! Get down! Paul has lost his hearing, but is still able to help Alicia.
Alicia's lost her arm, lost her faith in herself, but it's still using those disadvantages, finding a way to work together to make something incredible.
Beethoven, probably the most famous deaf musician that ever lived.
"Ode to Joy" is just this incredible piece of music that Beethoven composed entirely after he'd lost his hearing.
The sooner I help you take them out, the sooner you can get back to your people.
There's a lot going on in the sequence, but, really, at the heart of it, it's about Alicia and Paul, these two wounded characters, helping each other navigate this incredible gauntlet - of Arno and his group - Come on out! by using Beethoven, which was kind of the thing that brought Alicia and Paul together in the first place.
While Arno and the guys are being consumed by this blaring music, that gives Alicia the window she needs to escape.
Paul grabbing the bagpipes is the fulfillment of the thing that his wife, Rowan, didn't get to do and it's also his final good deed for Alicia, so that she can escape.
Paul knows, when he takes that action, it's probably going to mean the end of his own life.
The reason Alicia's dream has changed is because Paul has helped her see it in a new way.
Paul has forced Alicia to listen to her own voice in a way that she hasn't before.
What that is, is she needs to be the person who's followed.
- You're alright.
- Morgan has goals, when it comes to Alicia.
He sees her as a leader and they're going to need each other to take Strand's tower.
How did it go with Arno? You convince him to come and join us? I'm sorry.
I know we don't have enough people to take on Strand without them.
Then we find another way.
I think I already have one.
Even though Alicia's instincts didn't bear out, Morgan realizes he's going to have to trust her.
I don't think PADRE even exists.
But there are a lot of people out there like me who are looking for a place like it.
Going to give them what they want a safe place to live.
And that's how we get our army, that's how we take the tower from Strand.
When I come back, that's when we make our move.
The crater was a very important idea to us.
We sort of thought of it as the ground zero for the most dangerous walkers that were created out of the bomb that went off at the end of Season 6.
We know that these walkers are going to factor in very heavily into the story going forward.
You'll have to keep watching to see how, but this is a particularly dangerous breed of walker and there's a lot of them.

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