Fringe s04e20 Episode Script

Worlds Apart

Previously on Fringe: Captain Lee, he didn't make it.
Thought I'd stick around a while.
- Figured you'd need some help.
- That'd be nice.
What would David Robert Jones gain by destroying a town people didn't even know was here? - I don't know.
But the amphylicite recovered from those devices is a fraction of Jones' stockpile.
It's your world you ought to be concerned about.
As bad as you think things are now, things are gonna get much worse.
There's been rumblings lately about a group out there obsessed with the guided evolution of man.
They wanna create a new species.
You said that Jones was a megalomaniac.
That he has a god complex.
Maybe Jones is trying to take control of the situation.
You coming, Walter? - Don't know that you really needed a tie.
- I thought it was appropriate.
Well, you look great.
Thank you all for coming.
I have asked you here because I believe that I have discovered David Robert Jones' true intentions.
I believe that Jones is trying to collapse our universes in order to create a gravitational singularity.
As our worlds contract the force becomes greater and greater.
And as matter and energy are compressed to a point the density is so great that it has no recourse but to rapidly expand outwards again.
Creating a big bang.
Mutual destruction.
Our side and yours.
He would do all this, why? To create another universe.
His universe.
A world in which the laws of physics and nature are designed and controlled by him.
And how did you come to this conclusion? I had a dream.
A dream? My subconscious mind was working while my conscious mind was at rest.
Walter, with all respect, maybe it was just a dream.
If I have learned one thing it's that anything is possible.
And given what we know about Jones' actions so far what Dr.
Bishop suggests should not be overlooked.
Okay, so let's assume Walter's right, how would Jones do this? Don't get too close to the water.
Keep the change.
Get out of the street.
Come on.
Move! Let's go! Let's go! Look out! You've lost me, Walter.
How can someone destroy two universes and survive to see it? Westfield.
Jones used amphylicite to destroy the town of Westfield in our universe and yours.
When he finished, there was one area still standing.
- Meaning? - Meaning that perhaps it was a test.
A way to ensure his survival.
So Jones is planning on, what? Riding out the apocalypse? We already know that Jones has created a new species.
Now, it's possible that he has built a safe zone where he and his creations can be protected.
After all, he will have to populate this new world.
Like Noah's ark, is that what you're saying? Something like that, yes.
Secretary, I have a message from Command.
In this scenario, would there be any way to stop Jones? Short of killing him, I don't know.
- Dunham.
- Broyles.
You did great, Walter.
He can't even stay in the same room with me.
No, he listened to you.
They all did.
Emergency Services is receiving multiple reports of earthquakes all over the world.
It's happening on our side too.
It's Jones.
Twenty-seven earthquakes.
Most of them occurred nowhere near major fault lines.
Registering between a 5.
7 and a 7.
1 on the Richter scale.
And they all started at exactly the same time: 11:23 a.
, Greenwich mean time.
The locations are the same in both universes? - Yes.
- Nepal.
Buenos Aires.
To synchronize earthquakes all over the world, he must've had a trigger.
Presumably, amphylicite.
I'll coordinate with the Other Side and begin a search.
I wonder how you say "amphylicite" in Mandarin.
What is he doing? Uh, we don't know.
He said that he's not ready to tell us yet.
So why these 27 locations? Assuming that it is Jones, it can't just be random.
There must be a pattern.
So, what? I don't know, another test? No, this is not another test.
I think I'm starting to understand.
The items in this box were recovered from the epicenter of the earthquake in Manhattan.
Now, as we've seen, everything from our universe vibrates at a frequency of 261.
6 Hz.
The key of C.
And things from the other universe at 392 Hz, a G.
But these things vibrate at 329.
6 Hz.
- The key of E.
I think I know what he's doing now.
Jones is trying to tune the two universes to vibrate at a common frequency.
And it's these vibrations that are creating the earthquakes.
And I suspect we'll see many more because the vibrations are weakening uh, the barrier between our two universes.
If he does it enough times in the right locations collapse is inevitable.
Agent Lee, you have a visitor.
I'm Nick Lane.
I don't know if you remember me but we grew up in the same neighborhood in Philly.
I was a couple of years behind you in school.
You went out with my sister, Kendra.
Uh, good to see you again.
So, what can I do for you? I'm really sorry to ambush you like this but I didn't really wanna call the hotline and you're the only person I know who's an actual Fringe Division agent.
I had a vision.
I saw the earthquakes.
I was standing right in the middle of it.
But the thing is, when this happened I wasn't even aware there was an earthquake.
I hadn't turned on the news yet.
How is that possible? Hey, you guys.
Check this out.
This is footage of the epicenter in Sydney, Australia taken with a cell phone camera.
- See her? - She's just standing there.
While everybody else runs for cover.
You think she caused this? Well, she's standing at the epicenter.
Maybe whatever device we're looking for, Jones' trigger, maybe it's on her.
- Hmm.
She's pretty.
- Is this the best angle that we have? Yeah, I'm afraid so.
- Could you try and get a clearer image? Yeah.
- Ahem, Dunham.
Hey, it's me.
- Hey.
What's up? - I got a guy on this side who had a vision of standing in the middle of the earthquake in Manhattan.
The way he described it I think he saw the earthquake on your side.
In our Manhattan.
Like he was remotely viewing it from this side.
He said that in his vision there were no Twin Towers.
Do we know who he is? A citizen.
His name is, uh, Nick Lane.
You still there? - I'll call you back.
It's not much better.
I'm gonna run it through facial recognition and see if we get a hit.
Uh, no need, her name is Sally Clark.
- You're right.
- We were in the Cortexiphan trials.
Along with another boy, Nick Lane.
Nick Lane? What does he have to do with this? I don't think Jones is using amphylicite devices to trigger these events.
I think they are the devices.
He's using Cortexiphan subjects.
It's horrible and deranged, but you have to agree really quite ingenious.
Jones is using Nick Lane and the other Cortexiphan subjects' abilities to psychically link with versions of themselves in the alternate universe.
Meaning, Nick Lane and the others are drawing on their alternate's frequency uh, to change the vibratory nature of the area that they're standing in.
Effectively merging the two universes together.
Which is what's causing the earthquakes.
And the eventual collapse of our worlds.
This man, I'm afraid, I underestimated him.
Jones must have a remarkable mind to have devised a plan like this.
Could the connection between our two universes be what's facilitating this psychic link? I suppose.
So, what if we severed it? - You're not suggesting? Yes, I am.
Suggesting what? That we close the bridge.
We turn off the machine.
It cuts the link between our Cortexiphan subjects and their doppelgängers.
Walter, would that work? Unh, in theory, yes.
But if we were able to shut down the machine we may never be able to start it again.
Our two sides would be separated forever.
The bridge being open is what's enabled the other universe to heal.
So, what would happen if we closed it? Most likely the healing would stop.
Their world wouldn't get any worse, but it wouldn't get any better either.
- There's no other alternative, Walter.
- That's easy for us to say, Peter.
Well, there is one other option.
We find Jones and we stop the next attack.
How? I think I have an idea.
Crossing over takes some getting used to.
You know, it was weird for me too, the first time.
So how's this gonna work? This is gonna pinch just a little.
Will any of this stuff hurt me? Shouldn't.
In fact, it may not do anything at all.
But if we're lucky, it may help Agent Dunham find the man we're after.
I knew Nick when we were kids, we shared an emotional bond.
And I'm hoping that through you we may be able to reconnect and find him.
And this makes perfect sense to all of you? I find it's best if you just go with it.
Think of it this way, if it works out, you're the hero that saved two universes.
I appreciate what you guys have been doing to prevent closing the bridge.
Even if it's a long shot.
The truth is, I like coming over here, especially after it rains.
When my world started to break down the conditions in the atmosphere changed.
And the light doesn't reflect through moisture the way it used to.
We haven't seen a rainbow in over 20 years.
I didn't know that.
Yeah, as our world started to repair itself I began to imagine that people from my side would start to see them again.
You know, something so beautiful.
So perfect.
I still find myself looking up after it rains.
We're ready for you.
You shouldn't have to do too much.
Olivia's gonna do most of the work.
One more thing.
Have you ever tried LSD? It's hard to make out.
Everything is blurry.
But I see brick buildings.
It's older like it's outside the city.
Okay, he's passing a train station.
Peter, he's in Salem.
All right.
Let them know we're on our way.
Let's move.
He has a map.
He's looking for something.
I can make out people.
Young, in their early 20s.
Salem Bay University.
He's on campus.
Peter, he's on campus.
Go to the university.
We need more, Walter, it's a big campus.
What else can you see, dear? More brick buildings.
Nothing specific.
- Fan out.
Non-lethal force only.
- Agent Bates, with me.
He's looking at his watch.
No, it's a timer and it's counting down.
It's going to happen again.
He's gonna trigger another earthquake.
He's in the quad.
We got him.
Nick Lane! Move in.
- Get on him.
They got him.
But we didn't stop anything.
It's starting.
Seismic activity in Tulsa, Vancouver, Florence, Bogotá.
The news are saying increased solar activity has caused fluctuations in the Earth's magnetic field.
They're baffled by so many quakes happening at exactly the same time.
How does David Robert Jones convince 27 Cortexiphan kids to help him destroy the world? I doubt that was the sales pitch.
The tech in that watch isn't from here.
Meaning our side.
So it's safe to assume that Jones is the one that gave it to him.
Perhaps we can trace the parts.
It's a long shot but maybe something will lead us to Jones.
So I'll ask what we're all thinking.
If this is indeed how Jones intends to collapse our universes how many more quakes will it take to make that happen? Frankly, I'm surprised it hasn't already.
I've been called to Washington.
They want to discuss shutting off the machine.
I've been inclined to argue that we still have better options but suddenly I'm not so sure.
I should be the one to interrogate Nick Lane.
Maybe I can get him to tell us where David Robert Jones is.
What makes you think he'll do that? We knew each other as children.
Hello, Nick.
Uh, I'm Olivia Dunham.
We actually knew each other a long time ago.
Heh, I remember you.
You're FBI.
Of course you are.
Nick, for reasons that you may or may not understand we don't have a lot of time.
I need you to tell me where David Robert Jones is.
I can't do that.
- Nick l - I won't, Olive.
I'm sorry.
But you don't have to worry about him.
Why don't I have to worry? Look, I know they're watching - but we're on the same side.
Who? You and me.
Remember back when we were kids? What they prepared us for? - It's happening.
- What is happening, Nick? What they warned us about.
The war.
And Jones is on our side.
That's why you don't have to worry about him.
He's protecting us.
Oh, no.
What? I think I understand.
So you're? You're defending our world, you and the others? I don't have any contact with the others.
We each only speak with Jones.
It's funny, I'd thought of you.
I think I assumed you were working with us.
I guess you have been, in a way.
I don't understand.
Creating earthquakes, how is that protecting us? Well, every war has a cost, Olive.
Earthquakes are just collateral damage.
And you've seen, they're not that bad.
But the damage on the Other Side, it's far worse.
It's almost over.
Jones says one more offensive and the Other Side will surrender.
Okay, listen to me, Nick.
Jones has lied to you.
Everything that he's said.
There's no war.
Our two universes are allies now.
Our world is helping to heal theirs.
But Jones wants to destroy us both.
And he's using you to help him.
Where is Jones? Hmm.
What? This resistor is labeled.
Might be the only piece of the watch that's not off-market.
- You're thinking it could be traceable? - It's a shot.
What's their take on it? Closing the bridge.
They wanna survive.
The recovery process will stop.
What can they do? Weird to think I'd never see any of them again.
Knowing that they're right there, so close.
It's not the kind of thing you forget.
If the bridge does have to be closed at least everything goes back to the way it's supposed to be.
Well, almost everything.
You mean you.
Because you're from the other universe, but you're gonna stay here.
I've come to the opinion that home is where the heart is.
Did you do that? No.
They're about to happen again, the quakes.
The timer started counting down.
Nick, I know what I'm saying is upsetting you but just consider for a moment that I'm right.
That means that in less than six hours, everything you know and everyone you may love will cease to exist.
Right now, you're the only one that can stop that from happening.
Everyone I love? You look good, Olive.
You were always the strong one.
But me, I was never strong.
When my family moved away from Jacksonville I started having bad thoughts.
And when I went to college, it got worse.
I thought I was going crazy.
And I had to make it stop.
But even then, I was a coward.
I was afraid that it would hurt.
But I'd heard that cutting your wrists was almost pleasant.
Kind of like drifting off to sleep.
I had a sister.
The night I was gonna do it I had the knife in my hand when my parents called.
Kendra was dead.
She slit her wrists in the tub.
A reverse empath.
That's what Jones told me I'd become.
That my emotions were contagious.
That is what Walter Bishop and William Bell did to me.
A couple years ago, Jones found me.
He knew all the old words.
He said the truce was broken the Other Side was coming over now, that he needed warriors.
He taught me how to control my feelings.
- So I wouldn't hurt more people.
- Nick No.
He taught me how to channel the untapped energy in my brain so I could help protect our world.
I know that what Jones told you helped you to make sense of your life and of what you've gone through, what we have gone through but, Nick, what he told you was a lie.
I've been over there.
I've worked with the Other Side and they are not our enemy.
Nick, even if you don't help us we still have a way to stop Jones.
But that would mean we would have to sever ties with the Other Side.
We would stop healing their world.
Now think of the fate of all those people all those innocent people.
You're the only person that can help them.
This is all the intel we've managed to collect from Jones' operation.
None of this tells us where he is.
We believe he has a plan to survive when the universes collapse.
We believe he's going to create some sort of safe zone.
The eye, the center of the hurricane.
Ahem, and I imagine he would need an incredibly powerful force field.
Jones usually came to me.
He had me meet him in public places, never the same place twice.
Although, one time I did meet him at a warehouse.
It was filled with a bunch of equipment.
Machines I didn't recognize.
Well, do you remember where it was? Yes.
I can take you back there.
So, what do you think, Nick? This is it.
I remember the frosted windows.
All teams move.
You hear that? You think it's Jones' safe zone? Walter did say he'd need to generate a powerful force field.
Move, move.
It's okay.
They've been in there for too long.
Something went wrong.
You don't know that.
He lied to me, and I didn't even question it.
Do you know how that feels? I'm pathetic.
I should have just done it.
I should have killed myself.
I'm miserable, worthless.
You feel that, don't you? Team Bravo.
East wing is clear, we got nothing.
Team Tango, clear.
Team Delta, all clear as well.
There's nothing here.
This is just an air conditioning unit.
Agent Dunham, we have a problem.
I'm sorry.
Suddenly I just got so sad so mad at myself.
I just wanted it to end.
I need that medic! Now! It's Nick, he made Tim do it.
It was all a lie.
Washington has made their decision.
They'll support whatever we decide in this room.
According to Nick Lane's watch the next wave of earthquakes are due to begin in less than an hour.
In that case unless someone can think of an alternative something we haven't considered yet.
I'm afraid we have to close the bridge.
- Ready for me? - Yes, we are.
System overload initiated.
So, what happens now? We wait for the power to surge, then we shut it down.
Overload at 5 percent.
How long do you think that's gonna take? - Not long.
- I'll tell the others.
This biomechanical interface of yours Peter and I figured it out.
Back when we thought the machine was the key to his returning home.
Back to his timeline.
Overload at 10 percent.
He's really quite a remarkable boy, Peter.
Man, actually.
Yes, he is.
Smart, noble, kind.
All the things I would have wished for him.
Would you excuse me for a moment? Overload at 15 percent.
I know what you're afraid of.
It occurs to me, so I'm sure it occurs to you too that if the machine stops working, Peter may disappear.
I believe it may have brought him here.
There's no reason it can't take him away.
Twenty-five years ago, you couldn't have made this decision.
You didn't.
I've come to accept that he's not ours.
"The universe is change.
Our life is what our thoughts make it.
" Marcus Aurelius.
Philosopher king who survived war and spent the rest of his life working for the betterment of his people.
Perhaps we will too.
We'll see.
Overload at 90 percent.
It's time.
Overload at 91 percent.
Strange days, huh? You remember how you said home is where the heart is? This might be crazy, but Overload at 92 percent.
I think I found mine.
It's been a pleasure working with you, Lincoln.
And getting to be your friend.
Overload at 93 percent.
You know, there's a lot of things about you that I wish I had.
There's a lot of things about you that I admire.
Overload at 94 percent.
That's funny, I was about to say the same thing about you.
Keep looking up.
After it rains keep looking up.
- I will.
Overload at 95 percent.
Thought you could use a little help.
I'm gonna need you to help me find an apartment.
Overload at 96 percent.
Overload at 97 percent.
Overload at 98 percent.
Overload at 99 percent.
- Overload at 100 percent.
- That's it.
- It's time.
I think I shall miss them more than I imagined.

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