First Kill (2022) s01e08 Episode Script

First Betrayal

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Our love story could be kind of gory ♪
Far from boring ♪
We'd meet at a post-apocalypse ♪
Yeah, I'd be slowly walking in a group
Stalking you ♪
You'd be the only one alive ♪
That I could not resist ♪
Then all of your friends
They'd try to kill us ♪
But only because they'd be jealous ♪
That our love is deeper
Than Edward and Bella's ♪
Oh, if I were a zombie
I'd never eat your brain ♪
I'd just want your heart
Yeah, I'd want your heart ♪
I'd just want your heart, yeah ♪
Oh, if I were a zombie
I'd never eat your brain ♪
I'd just want your heart
Yeah, I'd want your heart ♪
I'd just want your heart
'Cause I want you ♪
They say we have to pick our sides ♪
"The sweetest honey is
loathsome in his own deliciousness,
and in the taste confounds the appetite.

Therefore, love moderately.
"
Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 6.

"Love moderately"?
Did Shakespeare really believe
you could control how deeply you fall?
Like your heart is something
you can pour into a measuring cup
and stop at the two-thirds line?
Can't we both surrender? ♪
Haven't we lost enough? ♪
Apollo.

Apollo.

Don't go near the last one.

Someone's having a serious party in there.

This hurts too much ♪
We keep choosing our battles ♪
Why don't we choose love? ♪
Apollo?
- Theo.

- What in the name of Lilith
What's wrong with him? Theo, wake up!
- He can't hear you.

- Theo.

What happened to him?
I don't know.
I don't remember.

What do you mean? What happened to Theo?
I told you, I don't remember.

Shit.

Your parents are looking for you.

Your mom called mine.

She told them I'd been there.

Haven't we lost enough? ♪
Our hearts drive us.

Duty and logic lead us.

What?
Are you really reciting
the Guild Creed, Apollo?
Yes, Calliope, I am.

Because I don't know what else to do.

Our hearts drive us.

Duty and logic
Duty and logic
You guys have gotta get out of here.

Police are still looking for you.

The stay-at-home order makes anyone
on the streets easier to question.

Is that how our story goes? ♪
I swear it was something different ♪
What if we're getting close
To something new? ♪
Can't we both surrender? ♪
Haven't we lost enough? ♪
We keep choosing our battles ♪
Why don't we choose love? ♪
Can't we change the pattern? ♪
This hurts too much ♪
We keep choosing our battles ♪
Why don't we choose love? ♪
- My brother.

- I know there are no words.

There's nothing I can do.

But my phone will be
in my hands at all times, okay?
- Okay.

- Go.

I'm right behind you.

Don't act so special ♪
What I do is not for you ♪
Forget about it ♪
You made this mess ♪
I'll knock at your door ♪
Don't you ignore ♪
Or forget about it ♪
Every night ♪
Got you runnin' in circles
I know ♪
Touchin' me ♪
Get your paws off my Dolce cologne ♪
Back it up ♪
Off my throne
'Cause you know you wanna ♪
Make me ♪
Walk away and forget about it ♪
Hush ♪
Don't think you've made it ♪
Under my skin
You could never get in ♪
Forget about it ♪
Hush ♪
Hush ♪
What are we gonna say?
I'll tell them.

- They should hear the truth from me.

- What is the truth, Apollo?
Theo's gone.

I'm responsible.

- That's the only truth that matters.

- That makes no sense.

If we tell them Theo's gone,
the first thing they'll ask
is what happened and you can't remember.

Look, listen.
Okay, hold on.

He was big.

He had muscles
and he grabbed me by the neck,
I'm like, you strong.

- And then he threw me.

- I heard that one before.

Your dad just asked
if he can have your steaks.

That's right, you snooze, you lose.

Yo.
Bro.
I was just telling Mom and Pops
about how you saved my ass
at the Legacy raid.

- What?
- He claims
you two took out some bodybuilder vamp.

Oh.
Yeah, that guy.

That guy was the size of an ox.

Callie, you weren't there,
but I'm talking fangs the size of tusks.

Only reason I'm here
is because Apollo had my back.

Okay.

"Callie"? You've absolutely
never called me that before.

Like, ever.

Hmm.

Tell us your last words to him.
Come on.

Oh, I don't remember.

"I don't remember.
"
Don't be all modest now.

- You know what you said.

- Come on.

"You been juicing, bloodsucker?"
All right, just quick housekeeping.

So, that Nightcrawler
you were never going to see again?
Sent me a text you were at her house,
and Paolo was picking you up.

And Savannah PD called.

You're no longer a person of interest
in the Cook case.

It pays to have connections.

Guild wouldn't have done that
if they didn't trust us.

I'm thinking that we're okay.

But we probably wouldn't be if he
hadn't gotten the monster out of here.

That doesn't mean she should have
been here in the first place.

You okay, Theo?
Yeah, just a little heartburn.

You sure?
Yeah, I'm just, I'll go
lay down for a second.
Excuse me.

Let me know if you want me
to bring you something.

- Okay?
- Okay.

That boy can take on a vamp,
but not a little heartburn?
Babe, pass me one of them biscuits.

Oh, my God.

If you trust me, I'll get what we want.

There's a feeling in the air
Now, baby ♪
Can you feel it too? ♪
There ain't nothing
You can do now, baby ♪
It's just too late for you ♪
What the hell, sweet little,
you almost hit my car.

- Maybe I should have.

- Someone sounds hangry.

Have you fed today?
- Where did you find that?
- Where did you leave it?
Easy with the interrogation,
Sebastian Junior.

I had a lovely dinner
and I don't need your petulance
affecting my digestion.

I asked you a question
and I want an answer.

- Elinor!
- Juliette!
Okay, then.

I am exhausted, sticky,
and I need a shower.

But if you have a point,
I'll allow you to make it.

Calliope is devastated.

And there's nothing I can do
to make it better.

You knew how much she meant to me,
and you destroyed her family anyway.

She will never recover from this.

The whole Burns family
will never recover from this.

What about your own family, Juliette?
Her family just tried to kill me,
but you are so wrapped up
in this hunter girl
that you don't give a shit
about your own sister.

No matter how much hell you raise,
no matter how many lives you destroy,
you never feel bad about any of it.

It is like you are completely devoid of
In Lilith's great name, I am so tired
of having this moral compass
conversation with you.

We are Legacy vampires.

We don't follow rules.
We make them.

You are one confusing sappy version
of who we are,
and I'm the version we should be.

Truly, you're unteachable,
- and I am exhausted from trying.

- I get it.

This is the point where the Gaslight Queen
convinces her subject
that she's the problem.

Not this time.
The truth is the truth.

And I am so tired of this.

I am such an idiot
for taking so long to see this.

You are a soulless murderer
and I am completely done with you.

Good night.

And get out.

You wanna play truth till it hurts?
None of us, you, me,
our dad who is still shedding,
or those Burns brothers,
would be in this situation
if you had just drained that
hunter girl dry when you had a chance.

Or given your cowardice,
simply stayed away from her.

Everything that has happened to all of us
happened because
you didn't do the right thing.

Theo's blood is on your hands.

And as far as I'm concerned,
that is one Burns down, four to go.

I will never forgive you for this.

You better hope I forgive you.

I can't believe you didn't want this.

I'm just not hungry.

I'm going to go see about Theo.

Actually
we wanted to talk to you.

Baby, will you leave us alone
with your sister?
Um, well, actually,
I'm not finished eating, so
But you just said that you
Okay, eat then.
Come on, Cal.

Baby girl, we're concerned,
and clearly you've been on edge,
which makes us suspicious.

We have to assume it has something
to do with the vamp.

It doesn't.
I just have a lot on my mind.

Calliope, there's been too many lies
told in this house,
and I don't have the patience for more.

So here's where we are.

The Guild helped clear your name,
but they're still watching us.

Yeah, we've seen two vehicles
do drive-bys today.

- And we know it's them.

- New rules.

You don't leave this house
unless you're with one of us.

We're getting you a new phone.

Which means
you have to turn the old one in tonight.

Hey, thanks for dinner, Mom.

Yeah.
You're welcome, baby.

Come on.

Cal, being anywhere near her
puts this whole family in jeopardy.

And since clearly the severing
didn't break you up,
we have to do what we have to do.

Okay.
Yeah, I get it.

It's fine.

May I be excused?
Um, yeah.
Yeah.

And leave your room door open
at all times, so we can check on you.

From now until we get out of this town.

Okay, I will.

Don't be so scared of the monster
Underneath your bed ♪
The monster's in your head ♪
Don't be so scared
Of the monster underneath your bed ♪
The monster's in your head ♪
It's been keeping you up at night ♪
Deciphering what's truth and lies ♪
You can't run from me ♪
You can't hide from me ♪
You can't run from me ♪
'Cause the monster is living inside ♪
The monster is living inside ♪
Don't be so scared of the monster
Underneath your bed ♪
The monster's in your head ♪
Don't be so scared of the monster
Underneath your bed ♪
The monster's in your head ♪
It's been keeping you up at night ♪
Deciphering what's truth and lies ♪
You can't run from me ♪
You can't hide from me ♪
You can't run from me ♪
'Cause the monster is living inside ♪
Put your hands in the air, now!
Sebastian?
Excuse me, what's happening?
You cannot enter my home.

Excuse me.
Who is in charge here?
Who is in Where's the warrant?
- Where is your warrant?
- Dad!
- Get her out of here.

- Where is your warrant?
- Elinor!
- Hands up!
I am the DA of Savannah.

You cannot enter my home
without a goddamn warrant.
Elinor.

Do not fight, do not say a word.

I will call a lawyer.

You'll be home in an hour.

You can't hide from me ♪
You can't run from me ♪
'Cause the monster is living inside ♪
The monster is living inside ♪
The monster is living inside ♪
Maybe he wasn't dead.

He was dead.

- I'm gonna be sick.

- What are you two doing?
What the hell?
Theo?
Theo?
- Theo.

- Mom!
- Mom, help me
- No!
Jack!
Oh, my God.
Baby, it's fine
Jack!
Baby.
Please.

No!
Jack!
What are you doing?
Stop!
Let me go.
No!
Theo, stop fighting.
Stop fighting!
- Let me go!
- Stop fighting.
Please.

Be careful.
Don't hurt him.

Theo.

Please help me understand how the hell
that this happened to you.

If either of you know something,
tell me now.

No, we don't.

Cal, look at me.
Baby.

Go upstairs.
All right?
You shouldn't see your brother like this.

Yes.
She should.

She needs to see what vampires truly are.

Why she needs to stay away
from that daywalking bloodsucker.

He's her brother, Jack.

No, he isn't.

Dad.

- Not anymore.

- Why would you say that?
- Mom, no! Why would you say that?
- Come with me.

- Come on, it's okay.

- Mom, no.
He's wrong.

- Please, do what Mommy says.

- Theo.

- Theo! Mom
- Baby, come on.

- Cal! Cal!
- He's wrong.

- Theo!
- Cal.

- Theo!
- Come on, baby.

- Ms.
Fairmont
- Nope.
Lawyer.

Sure you don't want to talk to me?
I suppose this is the part where you say
if I have anything to share,
it's a good time to do it.

There is something, actually.

The flecks of marinara
on your tie match perfectly
with the ones stuck in your teeth.

You know, life behind bars?
It's a long time
for a pretty young thing like you.

How fortunate for me that I'll never know.

A buck says that's my lawyer.

About time.

That'll be all, detective.

I trust my client's been treated well.

Counselor.

Counselor.

She's lawyered up, turn it off.

Aren't you going to say, "I object"?
Or, you know, something equally sassy?
I object to your unkempt hair,
your repulsive presence,
and your dumb grin.

I knew she was weak, but I can't believe
Juliette let you talk her into this.

Is that what you think happened?
She couldn't have pulled it off
on her own.

And therein lies your fatal flaw.

Your bloated sense of self
makes you underestimate everyone.

You crushed her soul, El.

You gave her a reason to hate you.

A reason to destroy you by any means.

So she did.

I tried to shape my little sister
into a proper Legacy.

The same way Mother molded me.

Wounded animals are dangerous,
especially when they know where
you keep the key to your Murder Locker.

You remember Mr.
Green?
I loved him.

I begged Mom
Margot
to let me bring him home.

I was two.

But you hated him.

His tank smelled like a sewer.

I can't believe you still have that.

Are you seriously trying to blame
your stupid turtle's death on me?
That is some next-level
toxic masculinity, Oliver.

No, I killed him.

With my little five-year-old hands.

With an assist from my manipulative
evil-from-birth twin, I did it.

But let's not forget about our old
camp counselor Stephanie.

And then there was super-kind
Dr.
Deborah, our therapist.

"Drain her and you won't have to take
those yucky pills anymore," you told me.

And you never would have had
your first kill.

- You're welcome.

- You're a sociopath.

You made everyone believe I was evil.

But it was all you.

You know, I spent most of my time in exile
trying to answer one question:
- "Why?"
- That's what you were focused on?
What a waste of five good years
of your life.

You could've actually gone to law school.

Yeah.

Can you tell me, Elinor?
I really need to know.

You really want to know, huh?
I really do.

I just felt like it.

When Dad finds out you were here
Excuse me?
Did you say Dad?
Elinor, you really should have
paid more attention
when they shipped me off to Prague.

Oh, let me guess.

Dad told you to stay quiet,
just be a good Fairmont.

And Mom told you that everything
would be okay, right?
They won't leave me here.

They already did.

It's a matriarchy,
nothing matters more
than protecting the reputation
of the Keeper of the Malkia.

I'm really gonna love watching you burn.

Jack.

Honey.

Do me a favor,
and move away from that cabinet.

Why?
You're making me nervous.

How could you be so calm
when the whole goddamn world is ending?
I can't afford to be anything but.

That's how we've always done it, baby.

When one is weak, the other is strong.

And which one of us
is the weak one right now, huh?
Someone's gotta make sure
you won't use anything
inside of that on our son.

And I'd feel a lot better
if you'd come sit down.

So we can figure this out.

There's nothing to figure out, T.

My son, my blood
cannot be this thing.

I can't let it stand.

You know, I don't even know
what that means, Jack.

You can't "let it stand.
"
What else can we do but let it stand?
- You know what I mean.

- I don't know anything,
because there is no way
you're going to do anything
- I have to put him down, Talia.

- You're not killing our son.

That vampire chained in the basement
is no more my boy
- than the monster who turned him.

- He is still Theseus Burns, Jack.

Named after your grandfather
and your great-grandfather.

- He cannot live in this hou
- Over my dead body.

There.

You made me say it.

You will kill our son over my dead body.

You're exhausted.

Maybe you should try to go to bed.

We have lost two of our children.

Sleep is the last thing on my mind.

We haven't lost them.

Oliver is Oliver.
I always hold out hope
he'll come around, and Elinor
Maybe prison
will be a learning experience.

Why would she stay in prison?
Not only does she drain humans for fun,
she has that memory reset power
we've asked her
a million times not to use.

I have to say, sweetheart,
you're ridiculously calm
for someone whose daughter
just put us at risk in both of our worlds.

She won't do it.

Why wouldn't she?
It's still about power with Elinor.

She wants to be the Keeper too badly
to massacre a whole police department,
and get banished by the clan
for the attention it brings.

I remember your mother screaming,
telling you you'd be sorry
if you had children
with "that vampire" you made.

Maybe it wasn't just anger,
and she knew something we didn't.

- That our bloodlines weren't meant to mix.

- Hey.

It's Mother's usual nonsense.

You know she's a bigot.

Was.

I realize that we show
affection differently,
but I love our children, Sebastian.

- With my whole heart.

- But your primary responsibility
is to the Emerald Malkia.

I know that, and the Keeper vows
to lay down her life
to protect the mother serpent.

Elinor was the Keeper-in-Waiting,
and it didn't make her any less reckless,
so I think she'll have
to stay put a while.

The Legacy Families?
How do we explain this?
Council in Budapest is six months away.

That gives us plenty of time to come up
with a plausible reason
for Mother's disappearance.

Till then we focus on Juliette.

She's our beacon of hope.

She doesn't want our life, sweetheart.

She will, once she gets over
that hunter girl.

And she will.

Young love never lasts.

Ours did.

This is exactly what I want from you,
for the next thousand years.

A thousand?
You promised me eternity.

Come on.

Awfully late for a delivery, isn't it?
What's going on?
Legacy Sentry.

He delivered this.

"You are hereby notified
the Legacy Council
is challenging the fitness
of Keeper of the Malkia, Davina Atwood.

As the Keeper-in-Waiting,
your presence is required to appear
in front of the Council Court
on the first Monday after the New Moon.
"
That's in two days.

Okay, let's not panic.

That gives us two days to figure this out.

What is there to figure out?
The Legacy Council is challenging
Mother's fitness as the Keeper,
and I doubt that she will be there
to defend herself, given that you ate her.

You stay away from my fucking son.

Does it hurt?
Stupid question.

I mean, this is my fault.

I know I did this to you, and I just
I wish I could remember why or how.

I just I don't.

I'm sorry.

Come on, think, Apollo.

Come on, focus.

I remember chopping it up with Elinor.

But I was completely sober.

I only took one sip.

And I know I would have tried to help you.

I know I would have tried.

She's involved in this somehow.

Do you hear me? Yo!
Theo, let me go!
Are you gonna kill me?
Do it.
Do it!
I deserve to die.

I'm the reason this happened to you.

I'm sorry.
Go ahead.

I'm sorry.

Theo, don't do it! Theo!
Theo!
Theo!
Shit!
Theo!
Wait.

Theo, stop!
Theo, I don't wanna fight you.

Theo, this isn't you.

I don't want to fight you.

Please, stop fighting before you get hurt.

Oh, God.

Hold on.

Wait.

Please.

It's not his fault.
He's confused.

And he's hungry.

He's just been turned.

- You'd know, your sister did this to him.

- I can help him.

How can a monster help?
- Is it okay if I come closer?
- Absolutely not.

To a new vampire,
every sound is too much noise.

The thirst for blood feels unquenchable.

It's impossible to think through it all
until it feeds from
the one who made it.

Cal.

- You did this?
- No.

- No.

- You turned my brother?
- Can you come with me
- I'm sorry.

- Cal, I can explain
- What, Juliette?
What could you possibly say to me?
He asked for my help.

Help me.

I was trying to drain him,
so he could die with dignity.

I hope you're at peace now.

Elinor is responsible for Theo's death.

I just wanted to make things right,
or as right as I could.

As right as you could?
Thought you were some kind of savior?
No.
I didn't know what I'd done.

- I never would've
- You turned my brother into a monster.

- Cal
- That's what you did.

And you knew that's not what
he was asking you to do.

So enough
with always playing the innocent.

The "I don't know what I am,
I don't know how this works" bullshit.

When you sank your fangs into him,
you knew there was a chance
you could turn him.
True or false?
Let's go with true.

You know what else is true?
You made him the thing he was raised
to hate and trained to kill.

The thing that murdered his mother.

- That wasn't your choice to make.

- No.

I know that and I'm sorry.

Sorry won't bring my brother back.

I know that.

So then why are you still standing here?
- Please.
Leave.

- Cal.

- Now.

- Cal, don't do this!
You'll give Elinor exactly what
she wanted, what they all wanted:
for us to not be together.

Do you think I care
what your family wants?
Let me make this as plain to you as I can.

- Stay the hell away from me.

- I love you.

And I know you love me.

There is no way you can just turn
your feelings off for me like that.

I'm not telling you again.

You can stake me
if it'll make you feel better.

But you know I won't die.

That's right.

You're a very "special" kind of monster.

But I will spend the rest of my life
trying to figure out
how to kill you and every Legacy like you.

I'm sorry.

I'm so, so sorry.

She needs to see
what vampires truly are.

Why she needs to stay away
from that daywalking bloodsucker,
I have to put him down!
There's no other option.

We put him down tonight.

Pops, please.
Wait, I'm
Give me the tape.

- Come on, hurry up.
Give me the tape.

- Pops
- No!
- I don't wanna hear it.

A beast like this killed his mother.

Theo and I promised each other
we would avenge her death.

We talked about
which weapons we would use.

We were going to celebrate.

Right down to the 16-year-old
bottle of Scotch
that we'd open in her honor.

Jack, our son is sick.

My son.

My son the one I love
with everything in me,
wouldn't want to live this way.

If I really love him, then I have to kill
the beast that has taken him.

I'm Theo's mother, Jack.

I'm Theo's mother, Jack!
And I have been since he was 7 years old.

You know, I can't just stand by
while you take my baby.

Apollo, please help your father
understand that
we're not killing your brother.

Please.

Please.

I don't want to live in a world
without my brother.

But my brother's gone.

Dad's right.

Jack, we have always been
on the same page.

Always.

So I don't know.
Maybe I'm wrong.

But if you tell me I'm wrong,
and you really believe it,
- I will stand by you, but my heart
- Come on.

Okay.

I'm sorry.

I love you,
and I'll never be good without you.

It's the Burns brothers forever, right?
It's the Burns brothers forever,
all right? I'm sorry.

I need to say goodbye,
and then I want to do it myself.

- No, I'm not with that.

- Yes.

Take some time, just you and him.

And then we do it together.

Okay.

Okay.
Together.

Okay.

You are everything to me.

From the first time I laid eyes on you
you have been my heart.

I'm still going to be around
whether I marry your dad or not.

You know why?
Because I love you with my whole heart.

My whole heart.

My whole heart.

If there's an ounce of love
I have for you left ♪
All your lies went through my mind ♪
The things you said you'd never do ♪
Now I'd rather die
Than deal with memories of you ♪
They didn't tell me love
Would hurt this much ♪
Shit.

I gave you all I have
But you laughed it off ♪
We were dreaming
Now our nights are filled with day ♪
What have you done, Tee?
This violent thing
Cannot be a love affair ♪
Hi, you've reached Talia's voicemail.

Leave a message after the beep.

You controlled my heart
With one look in your eyes ♪
I fell from who I was
To be the girl you liked ♪
Act II, Scene 6,
Friar Laurence advises Romeo
that violent delights
have violent endings.

- Juliette!
- "Therefore, love moderately.
"
It makes sense to me now.

I fell too deeply.

Had I never met Juliette Fairmont,
maybe I could have loved moderately.

Had I never met Calliope Burns,
maybe I could have loved moderately.

And I never would have been
in this much pain.

Didn't think it hurt like hell ♪
Now I'm standing here
Wishing you would make your bed ♪
They didn't tell me love
Would hurt this much ♪
I gave you all I had
But you laughed it off ♪
We were dreaming
Now our nights are filled with day ♪
Okay.
Come on.
It's okay.

No.
It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.

Come on.
Come on.

You will always be my son.

No matter what.

You will always be my son.

Okay?
Now, I know you have to feed,
but don't hurt anyone, okay?
Please, just be careful.

You're a trained warrior.

You know how to look out
for trained warriors?
And you never forget that in here,
you are human.

Okay?
My baby.

Thank you for doing this, Oliver.

You're the best mom
I've ever met, Ms.
Talia.

I'm happy to help you in any way.

This is my son.

You hear me?
He's in good hands.

It's okay.

Welcome to your new family, brother.

Please, after you.

I came back to Savannah
for one reason, Theseus.

To ruin some lives.

And as you can see
I brought some friends with me.

You, me and this woman
we're gonna run this bitch.

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