Forever Knight (1992) s03e05 Episode Script

Blind Faith

[WHIMPERING] Okay, okay.
Take it easy, boy.
My legs are killing me.
[WHIMPERS] What is it, Perry? What's wrong? What do you see? It's those damn squirrels, huh? Get off this leash for a while? Yeah, I know you do.
I know how you feel too.
Cooped up all night with me at work.
Well, just find me that bench, okay? Is that it? Good boy.
You're anxious.
There you go, puppy.
Don't go too far, okay? Stay close.
[BARKING] Watch out for those killer squirrels.
[WHINING] [PANTING] [GROWLING] [WHIMPERING] [] NARRATOR: 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.
[GROWLS] [] WOMAN: He's been listless all day.
Off his food.
You know, just not himself.
I let him off the harness last night in the park.
I know.
I know I'm not supposed to do it, but He doesn't stray.
He always comes back.
I'm worried maybe he got in a fight with an animal.
Got bit or something.
Vet should probably look at him, huh? Can you squeeze me in tonight before my shift? Great.
Thanks, Karen.
See you there.
Perry? Hey, buddy.
What you got here? You want to play, huh? You want to play? Are you feeling better? [WHINES] [WHIMPERING] WOMAN: Perry.
Come on, let's go.
We've got to go now.
What is the matter with you? Come on.
Okay.
I get it.
[SIGHS] No vet.
But you are not getting out of walking me to work tonight.
[CHATTERING, PHONES RINGING] Planning on getting a dog? No.
My nephew wants a puppy for his birthday.
One of these wrinkly Chinese deals.
Shar-Pei? I never pictured you as a dog person.
You ever had one? Long time ago.
Hm.
Well, you don't buy a Shar-Pei.
You ransom them.
I could buy him a Mazda for the same money.
Oh, Mazdas don't fetch.
Here.
A couple of things in from Windsor on that 261 suspect.
Our rapist? Yeah.
Three incidents in the last year.
Similar composites and m.
o.
's.
Third victim died after the attack.
There you go, Harry.
I got copies of that printout too.
He's a certifiable serial creep.
Get that sleazeball off my street, I'll buy you both a puppy dog.
Hey, you are a dog lover.
Well, they're your friend, your companion.
They accept you unconditionally.
See something you like? [DOG WHIMPERING] Go on, I said.
Stop following me.
[WHINING] [THUNDER CRASHES] [DOG WHINES] Go on.
There's no one here for you.
Go on.
All right, then.
Come on.
Inside.
Out of the weather.
Come on.
That's a good boy.
Go on.
Eat your fill.
[SIGHS] [PANTING] Fruit of the hunt.
Venison for you.
The rest is for me.
[SNIFFS] Normally I mind company, but seeing as you're lost and the weather's foul, you're welcome to stay.
All right.
You'll need a name.
What shall we call you? Hmm? How about Raleigh? Hm? As in Sir Walter? It's all right.
Yeah.
There's a good boy.
Good boy, Raleigh.
I had a dog growing up.
Sparky.
Sparky.
Yeah.
What's wrong with Sparky? Oh, nothing.
It's what I'd expect you to call a dog.
What is that supposed to mean? Nothing.
Sparky's a fine name.
You didn't have a cat named Fluffy, did you? Hey, you two.
Dispatch just got a 911 from Allan Gardens.
Somebody driving by saw a man dragging a woman out of her car.
Sounds like your guy.
Okay.
Come on.
Blow this guy off.
Go around him.
Take Adelaide to Jarvis.
It's faster.
Maybe you'd like your own little steering wheel, huh? [HELICOPTER WHIRRING] Is that one of ours? Get us on TAC two.
I wanna know what they're seeing.
Dispatch, this is 81 Kilo.
We're going to TAC two, monitoring flight ops.
Air three, we have a possible 261 in progress, Allan Gardens vicinity.
We've got four radio units heading for perimeter.
VETTER: Flight ops, this is 81 Kilo.
What is your perimeter? Carlton, Parliament and Dundas.
We're on Queen and John, heading east.
WOMAN: We need you on the southern perimeter.
Suggest you cut down to Adelaide.
Take it over to Jarvis.
You're the only one covering that approach.
It's faster.
Thanks for the tip, Metro Air control.
We're on it.
Jody? Tracy Vetter? All units, we have a detective unit approaching southern perimeter from Jarvis.
WOMAN: Oh, man.
I'm so sorry.
I didn't know you were there.
It's okay, really.
I'll live.
WOMAN: Come on, let me look at it.
I hope it's not broken.
Believe me, it'll help it if it is.
WOMAN: Oh, I'm sorry.
MAN: It's nothing, really.
[WHINING] Come on.
I'll take care of you.
Sorry.
[PERRY WHIMPERING] [TIRES SQUEALING] You go north.
I'll go this way.
I can cure you, baby.
Hmm? [WAILS] Shh.
Let me cure your sickness, okay? [WHIMPERING] [HEART BEATING] WOMAN: Help! [WOMAN WHIMPERING] Yeah.
[WOMAN CRYING] MAN: Shhh.
[GUN COCKS] KNIGHT: Police officer.
Freeze.
Let her go.
Stay with her.
She's been cut.
Put pressure on it.
Try to hold still.
[PERRY GROWLING] [CHUCKLES] Beautiful dog.
Hmm.
Ooh.
He doesn't like me, though.
Maybe I should introduce myself to him.
Whoa.
Perry.
I think he's jealous of me, you know? Just like all the guys.
You probably can't tell what I look like, and that's a real shame.
A pretty lady like you and a handsome guy like me.
[GROWLING] I think I know how to help you, how to cure you, 'cause I'm the doctor of love.
Driver! Hey, you! Ah! Perry! Easy, boy.
You all right, lady? Yeah.
I'm okay.
[PERRY WHIMPERING] [SIGHS] "Doctor of love.
" Now I've heard everything.
[WOMAN SCREAMING, MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY] Okay, Perry let's get some sleep.
[WOMAN SCREAMING] WOMAN: Oh, oh, no, no! MAN: Relax.
[GRUNTING] MAN: Come here.
Ow! No! No! [SCREAMING] No! No! No! Ah! Shh! I'm gonna make you feel a whole lot better, lady.
'Cause I'm the doctor of love, and the doctor, heh, is in! [SNARLING] [WHIMPERING] [MAN SCREAMING] REESE: Yeah, looks like our guy all right.
At least, what's left of his face matches the composite we've been circulating.
He's the one I saw earlier too.
What the hell could do that to a person? Well, she thinks it was a dog.
She said she was lying there.
All she she saw a big, furry blur, and the next thing you know, the guy's being torn apart.
Yeah, w-whatever it is, it's a hero tonight.
Yeah.
[MAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY OVER POLICE RADIO] What is it? [SIGHS] I need to get the remains back to the lab.
For now let's just say that something is not right here.
[SIREN WAILING] [] JODY: He got out last night.
I don't know.
Maybe an hour or two.
I must have drifted off.
He never acts this way.
I'll try to get him in again tomorrow, doc.
Thanks.
[DIAL TONE] Hey, Perry.
How's it going, big fella? JODY: Hey, Michelle.
Hey.
So did you hear what happened to that rapist from the call you caught last night? I thought he got away.
Mm-mm.
Mary Sue at the 96th said he was attacked by a wild dog or something about a couple of hours later.
A wild dog? Yeah.
The victim said all she saw was big, furry blur.
Tore the guy to shreds.
They sure it was the same guy? Apparently he called himself the "doctor of love" or something like that.
Said that to all his victims.
Hmph.
Got his, didn't he? Chalk one up for the forces of good.
Eh, Perry? WOMAN [OVER PA]: Extension 35.
Extension 35.
That's mine.
I gotta go, okay? [BEEPING] Oh, Perry, you haven't touched your food.
What's the matter, boy? You could chew on rusty nails for a whole year and not get that much iron.
Go ahead.
Drink it.
Oh Nostrovia.
Nostrovia.
[SIGHS] I think rusty nails would taste better.
[SIGHS] So suspicions confirmed about the rapist? Oh, John Doe burger.
Well, he was many quarts low, as we say in medical parlance.
Drained.
Not very much blood on the scene.
Someone we know? Yeah, but a wild animal? Well, I was hoping you'd help me out on that.
[SIGHS] If a Karush attacked it-- A what? A Karush.
A lower form of vampire.
Feeds off vermin mostly.
Excuse me.
Uh Yeah, sorry.
Can I help you? Yeah, I just came in because I heard about that rapist and that hero dog, you know? I don't know if this has anything to do with anything, but the other night a guy that looked like him made a stink on my bus, uh-- I-I drive the Bay bus, the number 10.
Anyway, he was, uh, bothering a blind lady, you know? Um, she's a regular on my route.
She works at police headquarters.
Her Seeing Eye dog just drove him off the bus.
I figured maybe the same dog caught up with him, you know, later.
I just came in in case there's a reward.
For the dog, I mean.
MAN [IN BRITISH ACCENT]: Ninety-nine bottles of beer On the wall Ninety-nine bottles of beer Take one down Pass it around Ninety-eight bottles of beer On the wall Ninety-eight bottles of beer On the wall [SNIFFS] [CHUCKLES] [HUMMING] [SNIFFS] Company, is it? Whoa! Expecting someone? Oy, bollocks, mate.
Almost scared me tom-toms north to Alaska.
Eh, not gentry, sneaking up like that.
You know, birds of a feather and all that jammie jam.
I'm not one of your kind.
Let's talk about dogs.
Dogs, eh? Not my favorite.
Too much drool, dogs.
Yeah, bleeding barky.
Have you brought one across? You mean in my day? Might have.
Can't clearly recall.
Oh, you know how it is, maybe a little fast food, double-double, drive-thru, pup-banger kind of thing, interrupted here and there.
Sometimes if you don't lick your dish quite clean-- I mean recently.
What? Like, since the Cuban Missile Crisis? Nope.
[SCOFFS] Not me, but, uh, word up, detec-ta-tive.
[SNIFFS] There's another like me here and abouts, Karush type.
Vicious, mean droogie.
Malenki cattle mutilator, yeah.
Your-- Your average wanker thinks it's UFOs making them crop circles, dicing and slicing moo-cows but uh-uh, take my word, defective Knight, kitty-witties, doggy-woggies, horsies-schmorsies, none of them safe.
Oh, he's a heartless scud, all right, that one.
Where might I find him? Try under a rock.
But me, yeah, I got me onions peeled for that buggery dog and all, eh.
Heh.
Snag him and snuff him.
Hickory stick him in the heart.
Napalm his fuzzy butt.
Hack off his cabeza.
[CHUCKLES] Do my bit.
Good citizen Screed.
You can count on me.
Don't be so much the mysterious stranger, eh, Dicky Nick.
Drop down anytime.
Eh? Tuck into a little bubble and squeak together for the fun of it, eh? Hey, I think we found our dog.
For your nephew? No.
From the park.
That dog? Where? Right under our noses.
I talked to a bus driver who thinks it's a Seeing Eye dog whose owner works at dispatch.
It sounds like it could be Jody Fraser's dog.
Uh, Jody and I go way back.
MAN: Unit 24, Unit 24.
We've got a, uh, domestic disturbance at, uh, 262 Jarvis Street.
Copy.
MAN 2 [OVER RADIO]: Jarvis VETTER: She's over there.
MAN: Are there any other units in the vicinity that could back it up? [INDISTINCT RADIO DIALOGUE] Jody? Tracy Vetter.
So the voice of 81 Kilo.
VETTER: And you were working fly ops the other night, weren't you? Yes, I thought that was you.
So you finally got the shield.
Yep.
It's been a while, Tracy.
Yeah, it has, Jode.
Um, this is my partner, Nick.
Nick Knight.
Jody Fraser.
It's nice to meet you.
So you're the lucky guy who gets to partner up with my sorority sister.
How's the job going? I keep meaning to drop by, but, uh I-it's okay.
I understand.
And the job's great.
It's not what I'm used to Jody's a helicopter pilot.
JODY: Heh.
I'm flying a desk now.
I worked Metro Air PD.
They grounded me.
Oops, I couldn't see anymore.
Usually a pretty good reason to ground a pilot but thanks to Tracy's dad, they let me stay on here in Ops.
It's actually not all that bad.
I-I got someone here you should meet.
Perry! Come here, boy.
Perry's my boyfriend.
Aren't you, boy? Uh, how's he been lately? JODY: Fine.
A little off his food, but then he's always been a bit fussy.
VETTER: Jody, we're pretty sure that Perry is the dog that saved the woman in the park the other night.
We got a description from a bus driver.
It couldn't have been him.
I know Perry, and he's not a killer.
VETTER: Well, Forensics found some fur at the scene.
If we could just get a clip of Perry's coat.
JODY: So you can take him away from me? I'm telling you, he's not dangerous.
There you go.
Ooh, how's that? [DOOR RATTLES, DOG GROWLS] What brings you out here tonight, so far away from the comforts of the city? [BARKS] I thought I'd see how I like roughing it.
Raleigh, sit.
Austerity doesn't suit you, Nicholas.
I worry about you out here in this awful place, living off the land.
I like the challenge.
And the solitude.
Hmm.
The hound is a picturesque touch.
Gone to the dogs in my stead, imagine it.
No doubt you think it responds to you out of affection out of love.
[GROWLING] And he's a good hunter too.
It is a pack animal, Nicholas.
The attention it gives you has nothing to do with affection.
It is mere instinct.
It will follow any master.
[BARKING] He is my friend.
[RALEIGH WHINING] Dogs are for breakfast.
And then only in the hardest of times.
[WHISPERS] That's a good boy.
I think we're done here, Trace.
Yeah, but I just wanna-- How about if I give you and Perry a lift home tonight? Well, we'd like that, Nick.
Thank you.
Okay.
He's pretty much everything to me right now, since the MS.
Multiple sclerosis caused your blindness? I didn't know it could do that.
Multiple sclerosis does pretty much whatever it wants.
Some people have a little trouble walking, maybe lose the feeling in their hands from time to time.
And that can be the extent of it.
But yours is different? Let's just say mine's Mine's progressing.
It's still hard to believe sometimes.
I was in perfect health flying my chopper to work every day.
[CANE TAPS GRATE] Careful.
Just a year ago.
And it's funny how friends don't come around so much anymore.
Like Tracy.
I understand, I really do.
Some people can't handle what's happening to me.
I guess being around me reminds them how fragile health is.
Makes them feel their-- Their mortality a little more.
But I don't get lonely, not with Perry around.
He keeps me-- He keeps me going.
He keeps me from feeling sorry for myself.
You're-- You're not going to take him away from me, are you? If you find out he attacked that man? [] He's such a good friend.
I can't tell you how-- I think I know.
Maybe you could come in for a few minutes? For some coffee? You know, I'd really like that, but we're all on this night shift together, and we should get some rest.
But if it's okay, I'd like to pick you guys up and drive you to work tomorrow night.
Uh, bring him something to eat.
Something special? That would be nice.
Thank you.
Come on, Perry.
Say good night.
Let's go.
[DOOR OPENS] Tell me about it.
According to Jody's doctor, the initial exacerbation of the MS was devastating.
Her remission periods have been brief, and they're getting shorter.
She's deteriorating rapidly.
MS is fatal? Well, all I can really say is it depends.
The disease usually attacks the central nervous system, causing scarring which interferes with signals from the brain.
The effects can be severe, but not normally fatal.
However, in very rare cases, like Jody's, I'm afraid, the brain stem is attacked, and that's a whole different thing.
That can lead to any number of catastrophic failures.
Her MS is insidiously degenerative, Nick, and it goes without saying that it's incurable.
It must be so painful for her, losing her freedom and her mobility.
Sort of like having to avoid the sunlight for eternity.
Kind of limits your options.
What about the dog, Nick? Yeah, that's a problem.
And like it or not, I guess it's mine.
I'll talk to you later.
[PHONE BEEPS] Raleigh.
Raleigh, here, boy.
Raleigh! [WHISTLES] [GROWLING] Heel.
That's a good boy.
Carouche.
Come out.
[HEAVY BREATHING] [WHINING] [BARKING] I've brought a special treat for you.
Yours to feed on for the night.
Only don't drain him dry.
Leave some life in him, if you would.
I shall have sport with him of my own.
Later.
[RASPY BREATHING] [CAROUCHE SLURPING] Here you go, boy.
This should hold you.
[DOOR SHUTS] JODY: Good luck.
He's very picky.
Here.
Let me help you.
I really appreciate this lift, Nick.
Thanks.
The bus is, how should I say, "a little pedestrian" after taking a million-dollar Bell Jet Ranger to work for a couple years.
[JODY CHUCKLES] You've got the magic touch.
Well Shall we? Sure.
Here.
Perry.
[HARNESS JINGLING] Here we go.
[] [NICK SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY] No problem, Nick, I'll handle it.
Hi.
Hey.
It took some coaxing, but I talked them into a mutt from the pound.
No tail, big discount.
Congratulations.
Now do you feel better? How's Jody? Fine, all things considered.
She was always so strong.
I can't imagine how I'd feel if I was in her shoes.
I think I'd spend every waking minute terrified.
I don't know how she does it.
You were close.
Yeah.
Inseparable in college, but, you know, people drift apart, go their own way.
Doesn't have to be that way.
I've had friends that I haven't seen in 100 In years.
And, uh, you know, sometimes you can pick up where you left off.
Thanks, Nick.
I think I know what you're saying, but I just feel scared.
I feel useless around her, like I don't know how to behave.
I mean, I wanna be part of her life-- Then be a part of her life.
She's the same person inside.
I know.
That's why I feel so guilty.
Every day I don't do something about it, I feel more guilty.
I-- I know this sounds selfish, but I just don't know how to deal with it.
Just try, that's all.
Anything you do is better than nothing.
[] Okay? Okay.
[SIGHS] JODY: Hey, Perry.
Come on.
Come here, boy.
Here you go.
Here you go.
WOMAN [OVER PA]: 5-4 Alpha copy.
Oh, Perry.
What's wrong? Oops, sorry.
[SCREAMS] [GROWLING] Sorry, Jody.
Are you all right? What's going on! Perry? [SCREAMING] No! What's going on! No! Perry! No! No! [PEOPLE CHATTERING] PARAMEDIC: He'll be all right, detective.
[] No, no, no, no.
Don't-- Don't shoot, please.
What are you doing here? I've come about the beast.
The whole village is buzzing about it.
Two killings over in Maidstone last night.
And another, left for dead, said it was a mad dog that did it.
More than that, some sort of hell hound.
Unearthly creature.
Good God! That would be number four, then.
I suppose you've come about the reward.
Constable's put up a fancy sum for whomever brings the beast in.
You're not a local, are you? No, and not necessarily in for the gold either.
I've come down from Southend-on-Sea.
Can't resist the pull of a ripping good mystery.
The name's Doyle, Arthur Conan Doyle.
And you? You'd best be on your way back, Mr.
Doyle.
You're in grave danger if you remain here.
[WOMAN SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY OVER PA] Tracy.
You'll take her home? What do we do now? I'm sorry, Jody, there's nothing else we can do.
Perry has to go.
He's sick, Jody.
He's-- He's not the same Perry you knew anymore.
[PERRY WHIMPERS] I'll take him myself.
It'll all be over by tomorrow morning.
I suppose you'll just have to do the right thing: finish what the Carouche started.
This is your doing.
Yours to undo.
A simple thing, really, Nicholas.
You just have to slay him.
You can do it.
[CHUCKLES] I know you can kill.
You'll have to be a much better shot than that, Nicholas.
[DOG BARKING] MAN: Help! That would be him, I'd say.
MAN: Someone help me! [CHUCKLES] Get away from me! [SCREAMS] Run, Doyle.
Raleigh, stay! [BARKING] Never come back to the Baskervilles again.
Damn you.
Go! Raleigh.
That's a good fellow.
That's a good boy.
Come on.
Come on, boy.
[SOBBING] Come on, Perry.
Perry, come on.
[] Jode.
He won't go without you.
We need your help, please? JODY: You're a bad dog, you hear? Just go! Go on, get out of here! I don't want you anymore.
Just go! [WHINING] Come on, let's go.
[JODY CRYING] Come on.
[] I put a little shot of Scotch in there.
Hope that's okay.
Just don't tell my doctor.
Um.
So.
I guess we both know why I didn't, uh, call or visit.
It's really hard for me to see you suffer.
And I-- I guess I was afraid.
I-I don't even know why.
It's a natural human response.
I feel it when healthy people are around me.
They see me, and what they see is not just illness or weakness.
They think they see something dying.
I can't blame them for not wanting to be around that.
[] Whoa! What? Too much Scotch? No, uh, no, it's fine.
[GIGGLES] But you never did know how to mix a drink.
Rule number one: Scotch only mixes with water and only in an emergency.
Jody, I was wondering if it's possible to try to pick up where we left off.
I'd like that.
Now, I'm kicking you out.
It's time for bed.
Hey, I'll come by tomorrow, okay? Maybe we can do breakfast? [BOTH CHUCKLE] I'd like that.
[MOUTHS] Go on.
I'm sorry, my friend.
[RALEIGH WHIMPERS] [GROWLING] [] Who's there? [GROWLING] Perry? Is that you, boy? [PERRY GROWLING] Oh, it is, isn't it? I can hear you.
Oh, puppy, you've come back to me.
Oh, good boy.
Come here, boy.
Come here, boy.
But I can't-- I can't take you back, Perry.
I have to call someone.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
[JODY SCREAMING] [PANTING] Good boy.
VETTER: She just took off, just like that.
Tendered her resignation over at Metro Air.
Said she was off to stay with relatives in the States.
Start all over.
I don't know, maybe losing Perry drove her over the top.
You took him down to animal control, right? Yeah.
I took care of it.
I just wish she told me where she was going.
I hope she's all right.
She's strong.
She'll survive.
Yeah.
[] [AIR WHOOSHING] []