Forever Knight (1992) s01e06 Episode Script

Dying to Know You

Let's go, dear.
Back in 10 minutes, George.
Aw, they'll be gone for about an hour.
Mrs.
Hedges is sure going to beat the hell out of those credit cards today.
You're Mr.
Hedges's driver? Yeah.
What's up? You're fired.
[MELLOW MUSIC PLAYING] [SIGHS] [STOPS TAPE] This isn't shopping, mom.
This is a feeding frenzy.
Oh, well, if you're going to shop, darling, you might as well make it worthwhile.
Besides, it is makeover time.
Now, you can't be new women without a new wardrobe.
Alphonso's next, George.
Shoes.
Wrong way, George.
I said Alphonso's.
George, didn't you hear me? I said Alphonso's.
Who are you? [TIRES SCREECHING] [GASPING] No, Captain Stonetree, I don't know where, but I do know there's been a kidnapping.
[ ] He was brought across in 1228.
Preyed on humans for their blood.
Now he wants to be mortal again To repay society for his sins To emerge from his world of darkness From his endless forever night.
Hey, hey, hey, watch where you plant those feet, Schanke.
[SIGHS] Someone chalk this area and keep it clear.
What are you doing here anyway? Good question.
Stonetree called in half the day shift for this.
What's the big deal? The victims.
Conrad Hedges' wife and daughter.
Any more questions, Detective? No.
Good.
Where's the captain? Hey, Captain? Hey, hey, lady, This is a crime scene.
Didn't you read the signs? "Public not allowed.
" They used a van, late model, brown Dark brown.
Why don't the kidnappers contact me, tell me what they want? Oh, we're just not sure that it's actually kidnapping yet.
Captain, it was a kidnapping.
Oh, Mr.
Hedges, this is Denise Ford.
I wish we'd met under better circumstances, sir.
I truly admire the work you're doing at Human Touch.
Are you connected with this investigation? We need her special talent.
She's a psychic.
Really? She gets results.
Aren't psychics and clairvoyants the police department's last resort, Captain, not the first? Um, these two men are on the first.
Mr.
Hedges, Detective Schanke, Detective Knight.
Mr.
Hedges.
Don't worry, sir, we'll find your family without the booga-booga stuff.
You'll keep me informed? Every step, sir.
Uh Schanke.
If there's any way that we can help you, Miss Ford Clear the area.
You were positive I wasn't married.
Perhaps we share the same gift? No, just the absence of a wedding ring.
I think she likes me.
I think she likes you.
Your turn.
You want to know what I think about psychics? Not really.
A psychic ruined my life.
Mm-hmm.
I kid you not.
Myra's got this aunt who figures she's got the power, yeah? The power to make my life like hell, which she did.
She told Myra that I wasn't going to see another Spring, so all Winter long, I'm eating watercress, bean sprouts, low-fat yogurt.
You ever eat low-fat yogurt? Come to think of it, I've never seen exactly what you do eat.
Anyway, she turned me into this fitness fascist.
Ever try tofu? [GASPS] Pain Like a needle And darkness.
There was one death in this car.
The driver.
He lay there.
I can feel the The wind, I think.
I feel cold metal Close Close by.
Mrs.
Hedges? No.
Oh, I feel old Very, very old Ancient.
I am a black shape flying against the moon.
No one saw anything.
You know what they say, Detective-- No one wants to get involved anymore.
Okay, how about the brown van? Did anyone recall seeing that? Why do you figure she's right about that? I mean, Spring has come and gone, and I'm still here.
This woman is as flipped as Myra's aunt.
Detective Knight, he's here.
The chauffeur, he's here.
I cannot believe this woman.
I mean, what's with her? "The chauffeur.
" I mean, do you think she does horoscopes? [WHIRRING] I can hear the wind.
Well, I don't buy any of it.
Psychics And rich people with their rich, kinky problems.
Did you see the size of that limousine? Oh, come on.
I figure the wife had a little fling with the chauffeur, and the daughter did too, and all three of them are mambo-ing in Mexico.
Well, if they are, they didn't take the chauffeur.
Stonetree's under a lot of pressure in this one.
Mr.
Hedges is a very persistent man.
Mr.
Hedges is suffering.
Men in pain look for a target.
I know the captain needs a quick result, but I'm not sure how much good I can do.
Well, I'm impressed.
You got his location dead on.
Yeah, but the images aren't as clear as they should be.
I've never felt like that before.
Hi.
Are we ready? Yes, of course.
Good.
Let's get started.
In his limousine Waiting Sleepy.
Be gone an hour, easy.
I see a man in a driver's uniform, just like George's.
He's watching us.
He's our man.
I can feel it.
What does he look like, Denise? It's hard to see now.
Sunglasses He's looking up at the sun.
[SCREAMING] Sunlight is death.
The man, Denise, can you see his face? It's all mixed up.
Weird, insane images.
He's in distress.
He's hiding his face-- hiding from the sun.
Try to get back inside the car, Denise.
Come on.
Do it.
I'm in the limo.
Mrs.
Hedges will beat the hell out of them credit cards today.
Someone at the window.
Denise, what is it? What's wrong? Sit down, Miss Ford, relax.
No No, excuse me.
I have to get out of here.
I have to get out.
Yes, Commissioner.
I know exactly who Conrad Hedges is.
Yes, I understand.
It's a little warm in my office too.
No, nothing from the kidnappers yet.
We've got a tap on Hedges's phones.
Yes, Commissioner, I am, and we are.
[HANGS UP THE PHONE] Why is it when the sky opens up, I'm always the one without an umbrella? What did you find out? Wait, I see a Give me a break.
What did you get over at Human Touch? Well, you know, Captain, my grandmother, she adored Mother Teresa.
Said if there was a saint on the face of this earth, Mother Teresa was it, so when I went over to Human Touch, what did I see? An 8 x 10 of Hedges and Mother Teresa.
and she's giving him a big hug.
I mean, the guy is a saint.
I doubt he's got an enemy in the world.
Saints usually have more enemies than you or I.
Sometimes Even more skeletons in their closets.
Dig deeper.
And while you're checking me out, Detective, maybe you could spend a minute looking for the kidnappers.
It came into my possession less than half an hour ago.
They want a million in denominations no larger than 20s, and if they see any police, my wife and daughter are dead.
That belongs to my daughter.
I gave it to Janice for her 21st birthday.
I feel so damned helpless.
Was this delivered to your home? No, the foundation inter-office mail.
A hundred people must have handled it before it came into my hands.
At least we know they're still alive, sir.
With your permission, I'd like Detective Knight and Miss Ford to spend some time at your house tonight.
It might give Denise a sense of where your wife and daughter are being held.
Captain, between you and me, I think this psychic is a waste of time.
Miss Ford has given us results many times in the past, and she did find your chauffeur.
I have a feeling that she and Knight will produce some results.
[HORSE NEIGHING DISTANTLY] [HORSE NEIGHING] [PANTING] What ails Thee, Brother Matthew? Has that fox been at the henhouse again? [GASPS] This cannot be.
Brother Nicholas, were you not outside but even now? I've been here a good hour, Matthew.
Princess has been feeling rather poorly.
Sit down and collect yourself.
I'll take care of that fox once and for all.
I could swear I saw you or someone in the sky like a great evil black bird.
There's a tale fit for the tavern, Matthew.
Have you been asleep under the old oak tree again? No.
I saw something-- A demon some dark power thrown up from the pit.
A trick of the moonlight, an owl, a cloud, perhaps.
Never a demon.
Devout men aren't troubled by such things, Matthew.
Then am I a tormented sinner? For what I have seen is not of this earth.
[KNOCKING] Hi.
Come in.
You all right? I mean, after last night? Sorry about the hysterics.
Oh, that's all right, I've seen worse.
Um, excuse me, but my head's killing me.
Maybe you should see a doctor.
I said I'm okay.
It's happened to me before, but not like this.
As my mind gets swamped with too much information, it's like a synaptic overload.
You sure you're up for this tonight? I think so.
Detective Knight, do-- do you believe in past lives? Well.
.
You should.
It's a pretty nice spread for a chairman of a charity.
There's no rule that says people who do good work should have to live like paupers, Detective.
It's Nick.
Nick, he's a good man.
Oh, you sense that, huh? No, I know it.
I volunteered two years of my life for one of Human Touch's missions in South America.
There are at least I met personally that are alive today because of Mr.
Hedges' work.
I don't have any problem with him deserving a mansion, and besides, he probably uses it for fund-raising parties anyway.
$500,000.
It was all I could raise at short notice.
Do you-- do you think they'll accept it? Well, it's worth a try.
You'll be staying down here all night? Good, because I think they'll call.
How do you know that? Oh, I don't.
GIRL: I'm old enough to choose my own friends.
Besides, they're no worse than your friends.
HEDGES: You'll do as I say as long as you live in this house.
And whose choice is that? I'm sick of your interference.
WOMAN: And I'm sick of your bullying.
HEDGES: You know where the door is.
I'll walk Denise around the house.
You all right? What is it? Nothing.
[INHALING] HEDGES: I'm warning you, Jennifer, this stops now.
JENNIFER: Oh, I'd say that was up to you.
Are you threatening me? Oh, look who's talking about threats.
How can you be so two-faced? Just keep your nose out of my business.
I promised Janice.
Give that to me.
Come back here.
We'll talk about it later.
Were you asleep under the oak tree again, Matthew? Mom, are you all right? Then am I a tormented sinner? Tell Stonetree to get someone else.
I'm not doing any good.
Nothing's making any sense.
You've had enough, we'll stop.
I mean, there's no problem.
That's Janice's room.
JANICE: Leave me alone.
You're hurting me! HEDGES: Shut up and listen to me.
You don't understand.
JENNIFER: Let her go.
He's there again shouting.
Don't-- Don't trust what you see.
This is madness.
Denise! Denise, wait! What's going on here? It's okay.
Everything's under control.
Denise, you're all right.
Everything's okay.
[TELEPHONE RINGING] You'd better get that.
It could be them.
I have to know what you saw, Denise.
You.
I keep flashing on you From another time.
You, with blood on your face.
What does that mean? You tell me.
Detective, it's for you.
Yeah.
Knight.
Yeah, Nick, Nick.
You can scratch one of the missing persons off your list.
Oh, no.
Yeah.
Jennifer Hedges.
They cut her throat, man.
Two down, one to go.
Oh, nothing.
Maybe you can try again later.
Here, let me walk you out.
No! No.
I'll find my own way.
Denise She knows about you, Nick.
Oh, sweet Jesus, deliver me from this torment.
I fear I'm losing my wits.
I have seen strange, terrible sights.
My friend, Nicholas, tells me it is but my imagination.
Men do not fly.
They cannot appear in two places at once, yet I see this Dear God, I saw my friend fly.
Is my farm bewitched? Am I? Or is it that I am cursed and demented and beyond all remedy? Help me, Jesus, I beg you.
I cannot live like this.
If the kidnappers are watching, please, do not harm my darling Janice.
I promise that there'll be no more interference from the police.
I-- I have the money you want Most of it.
I'll have the balance before midnight tomorrow.
Contact me as you did before.
I'll do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of my little girl.
I beg you.
[TELEPHONES RINGING] Sure makes us look good.
So Denise didn't find anything at Hedges' place? No.
How about you, Knight? Or were you too busy watching the witchy woman? That's enough, Schanke.
Hey, listen, I'm the only one doing any real police work here.
All this psychic is doing is wasting our time.
She gave you the location of the chauffeur's body, right? Something we would have found with a proper search of the area.
So what do you suggest? Wait, are you-- are you asking me? Wait, what's the date today? I've got to circle this one on my calendar.
Get Hedges out there with a cop.
If he's going to deliver the money, make sure someone's out there tailing him.
He won't allow it.
Who's to say he has to know? Captain, since we're kicking ideas around, let me throw one out.
Are we sure this is a kidnapping? What do you mean, it's a scam? The guy already lost his wife.
No, it doesn't fit.
I mean, why kill the wife when you haven't collected a penny? I mean, that's wasting an asset.
Denise sensed some trouble when she was out at Hedges' place.
Denise, Denise.
Hey, listen, let me know when you guys are finished with the Ouija board, because my kid's gotta borrow it.
Something stinks in this, Captain.
Yeah, our performance.
The mayor has already called me about it.
Officer, surely, you've heard something that can help me out.
I mean, after all, this is a case of international implications-- Detective Schanke, did you see Conrad Hedges's television appeal to the kidnappers? No comment.
This is the third major case you've been involved in, sir.
Word is your star is rising.
I'm here with one of the key officers in the Janice and Jennifer Hedges's kidnapping.
Do you think the daughter, Janice Hedges, is dead as well? Well, that's impossible to tell.
We just hope and pray for her well-being.
Are you any closer to solving the case? Well, we're getting there.
Thanks.
Wasn't it you who found the body of Jennifer Hedges? Well, Catherine, as a matter of fact, I did.
The police department can jump on the psychic bandwagon as much as they want, but that is not a substitute for good, solid police work.
Psychic? You're using a psychic? What's his name? Well Forget that I said those comments.
Those were off the record.
Deep-six the comments and turn off the tape, please.
Thank you very much.
Tell them if they can't make poached eggs that don't need a jackhammer to cut, we'll stop buying our takeout there.
What is it, Denise? I'm off this case, period.
Hey, wait a minute.
I'm losing it, Joe.
I can't control it.
Easy.
I can't keep on getting bombarded with all this weird stuff.
It won't stop.
It won't go away.
Denise, I'm trying to understand.
It's this case, and Hedges, and and your detective, Nick.
Nick? What's he done? It's nothing he's done.
I just can't keep my sanity and stay on this case.
That's final.
I'm sorry, Joe.
It's just the way I feel.
You should be sleeping, Matthew.
Where do you go at night, Nicholas? Hunting.
What manner of beast has business after dark? That fox that troubles you so.
It is you that troubles me.
I lie awake, nights on end, doubting my own senses.
Then I must beg your forgiveness, Matthew.
You've taken me in and given me shelter.
I would not repay your kindness with torment.
For God's sake, Nicholas, tell me.
Is my poor brain addled? Or am I witness to miracles? Miracles are beyond me.
Forget what you saw.
You have no memory of-- You You're trying to play tricks with my mind.
Get out! No.
No, please.
For God's sake, what are you? You must tell me, Nicholas.
I'm just one of God's creatures, like you.
I never told him.
What happened? The truth can set you free, or hadn't you heard? Well, they may carve that in stone, but it ain't necessarily so.
This is awfully pale.
Protein doesn't have to be red to be potent.
Drink it.
It's all in your mind.
Yeah, that's what Denise says.
She won't have a mind left if I don't get out of it.
This is the 20th century.
We don't believe in demonic possession anymore.
I said, drink it.
Ugh.
Just like we don't believe in vampires.
Tell her the truth, Nick.
I know what you are and it hasn't made me crazy.
Maybe you're one of a kind, Nat.
That's what I've been trying to tell you for ages.
Of course, you might be the craziest of them all.
Hmm Drink.
[TELEPHONE RINGING] Oh! Excuse me.
Hello? What the hell did you do to Denise Ford? What are you talking about? She's a basket case.
She's quit the Hedges' investigation.
She says she's finished.
What's happening, Nick? I don't know.
Well, this is just all wonderful.
You've driven Denise crazy, and we've lost Hedges.
What? He's disappeared with all the money.
Get a hold of Schanke.
Tell him to meet me at Hedges' place.
Nick.
Nick, don't.
You drink it.
[HORSE NEIGHING] [DOOR OPENING] Get away from me.
I need to talk to you.
I want to explain.
What's happening to me? I don't understand.
It's you, isn't it? It's your fault.
I-- I must be dreaming this.
That's it.
You're just a nightmare, just another vision, a wisp in the wind.
No.
No, believe me.
This is as real as it gets.
You're not losing your mind, Denise.
Those images that were blindsiding you, they weren't delusions.
You were seeing me.
No! I didn't see you.
I saw a monster that kills.
That used to kill.
I'm about to ask you to believe something that's unbelievable.
This is what I am.
[GROWLS] [GASPS] I'm not going to hurt you.
Get away from me.
Look, I'm trying to show you that what your mind was telling you about me was the truth.
What you saw with your own eyes was the truth, right? I'm not going to hurt you, Denise.
You're a vampire? Yeah.
[GASPS] Ever since I was a little girl, I could always tell what people were hiding behind their expressions, but you take the cake.
All those things I saw, they were real? I'm sure some of them were.
Look, Denise-- You really drink blood? I saw you in a coffin.
I don't drink blood anymore, at least not human, and I don't sleep in a coffin.
How many years have you been alive? Eight hundred.
That's fantastic And scary and weird.
Eight hundred years And you know the best part? It's a huge relief.
At least I haven't gone crazy.
No, you haven't.
Look, Conrad Hedges has disappeared.
I want to go back to his house.
You sure you're all right? If I was right about you, then I'm afraid I'm right about Hedges.
I got a very bad feeling at his house.
Nick Can you fly? Take me with you sometime.
I'll think about it.
[CAR DOOR OPENING] Great, great.
You dragged me out of bed for this sideshow? Hey, Schanke.
Your wife was out tonight, wasn't she? Yeah, she was bowling.
Yeah, that's right bowling.
[DIALS CELLPHONE] Come on, come on, pick up, pick up, pick up.
Myra? Myra, you're in.
Well, I knew that.
I knew you'd be home.
That's funny.
You don't even know how to play poker.
So what did you bowl tonight? or your usual spectacular 86? Right, right, of course, but who won? I mean, was it you? Angela? I know you're competitive.
Yeah, yeah, I'm here, I'm here.
I'm out here in the middle of the night doing overtime for the kids, for you, you know, world-class shopper that you are, Myra.
I'm-- I'm sorry, I didn't mean that.
I'm-- Listen, honey, is there something that I should know? "Sloth.
" Well, that's better than what she called me last week.
JENNIFER: I can't believe you.
HEDGES: Shut up and listen.
Stolen, out of the mouths of those children.
[STARTS TAPE RECORDER] Mr.
Hedges.
[TAPE STOPS] He turned it off after that.
Why would he do that? He didn't want us to know that he got that call.
That makes sense.
He was pretty scared.
Didn't want the cops around.
Nick! I had a strong sense of violence-- voices arguing.
I think Jennifer Hedges and Janice knew a secret, something Conrad Hedges wanted kept quiet.
What? I don't know, damn it! I could sense he was hiding something.
Why didn't you tell us this before? My mind was on other things.
Oh, I'm sure.
Since when did you become such a true believer, Detective? I'm a good cop.
I've got to keep an open mind.
So where is he? Schanke, you stay here in case he comes back.
If he does, I'm bringing him in.
Nothing.
She was asphyxiated, right? Anything unusual? Richard was going to run a test of the substances in her body.
Maybe it's in here with this stuff.
Sorry.
That's okay.
Yeah, here it is.
Fingernail-- dirt, two milligrams, nail polish, small amount of skin-- Caucasian, probably male.
Powdered milk-- Commercial grade.
That's strange.
Why is that? Well, that's something you'd expect to find in the kitchen of someone on a fixed income.
That's not Jennifer Hedges.
Or the warehouse of some charitable organization.
Human Touch has huge a food depot out on Armory Street.
That's right.
Nick, take me with you.
If the daughter's there and she's still alive, I'll be able to tell you.
No.
It might make a difference how you want to handle this.
I thought I said no.
God, I worked for him.
I trusted him.
Nick's just looking out for you.
I'm not talking about Nick! Where the hell have you been? You alone? Of course, I'm alone.
Where's Janice? She's alive.
You were supposed to kill her.
Look, I'm paying $500,000 for you to do two, not one.
We like Janice.
Where is she? Money first.
And, Hedges, remember, she knows all about her daddy dipping into the widows' and orphans' fund.
[TAPS TRUNK] She's in here.
Here comes your daddy, Janice.
By the way, Hedges, she knows who planned this.
She knows everything.
We figured we'd leave it to you to do her.
You cold-hearted monster.
You knew I'd find out about you, didn't you? Denise, no! [GROWLS] Stay away from me.
Stay away from me or she's dead.
Stay away! [DROPS GUN ON THE FLOOR] Just let her go.
[GUNSHOT] Janice, you'll be okay.
The police and paramedics will be here soon.
Denise Hold on.
Just hold on.
I'm flying? Yeah.
Yeah, you're flying.
Where's my house? Shh.
Oh, you're so lucky you can do this.
Just try to be quiet, okay? Thank you, Nick.
[FOOTSTEPS] You couldn't have saved her, Nick.
I never should have told her the truth about me, Nat.
If you hadn't, she would have gone crazy.
Sure.
So I set her mind free and hook her on the case again.
You can't blame yourself for that.
She made the choice to follow you.
Oh, I know.
I know.
[ ] The night is full Of empty fire The night calls my KNIGHT: I have to know what you saw, Denise.
FORD: You.
You with blood on your face.
The night calls my name KNIGHT: Here, let me walk you out.
FORD: No.
No, I'll find my own way.
KNIGHT: Denise.
If you could only NAT: She knows about you, Nick.
She won't have a mind left if I don't get out of it.
This is the 20th century.
We don't believe in demonic possession anymore.
Tell her the truth.
FORD: I saw a monster that kills.
KNIGHT: That used to kill.
The night calls my name This is what I am.
I'm not going to hurt you, Denise.
FORD: You're a vampire? KNIGHT: Yeah.
FORD: You really drink blood? I saw you in a coffin.
KNIGHT: I don't drink blood anymore, at least not human, and I don't sleep in a coffin.
FORD: Nick Can you fly? It's always darkest Before FORD: Take me with you sometime.
It's always darkest Before dawn The night calls my name Hedges had been skimming off the top for years.
And Jennifer found out? She sure did.
Here you go, guys, chow time.
Great.
Burgers.
Just don't get used to this.
Great work, Nick.
Aw, thanks, Captain.
Next time, Take a backup, I know.
Take backup.
What's going to happen to Human Touch? Well, it appears the only dirty player was Hedges.
It's up to the spin doctors now.
Hey, a milk shake.
Great, a man after my own heart.
I Ugh.
What is this? Oh, God.
What is this? Tofu.
Oh! Don't you like it?