From (2022) s01e08 Episode Script

Broken Windows, Open Doors

1 Previously on From You can't keep punishing yourself, Boyd.
She wouldn't have wanted that.
And I wish you had the luxury of grief, but you don't.
These people need you.
I knew all about the divorce and how this whole trip was just one last hurrah before you sat us down to break the news.
Thomas is dead! You have two other kids! Why aren't we enough for you? Hello? Is anybody out there? Seriously, man, I don't know why you keep staring at that thing.
Yeah, there's two pages stuck together here.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Holy shit.
I have Sara tied up in the basement of the church.
She showed me this.
Something was watching me that day, the same thing that told Sara And you think this thing is trying to help us? Whatever it is, it's a part of the fabric of this place.
They're in the house! They're inside! Follow protocol! Find your buddy, get into the van! Ellis! We have to get back in the house! We have to get inside! I have an idea.
Come on! Please, please, please, please! We have to go.
Go where? Where are we going? You go first.
I'll follow you down.
We need to get to town.
We have to go to the trees.
- You're crazy.
- You have to get inside.
- The tree? No! No! - You'll be safe! - What? - I promise.
Find your brother.
You have to tell him.
I'll be right behind you! No! No, come here! Stay with me.
Hey, Sheriff? Yep.
In a sec.
I got, uh I got most of the Colony House residents squared away.
Most people in town aren't really using their basements, so each house is gonna take two or three.
Some are at the clinic and, uh, the last three are gonna stay with me and my mom and Jade, I guess.
Feels like things are starting to get tense out there.
People are already boarding up their windows, and with Colony House and the town living together now, I think maybe we should get everyone gathered together and, I don't know, say something? It's a good idea.
You should do that.
I think it would mean a lot more coming from you.
Are you okay? He saved my life.
You know that? Father Khatri, the night we got into town, he risked his own life to make sure that - Give everyone my regards.
- Wait.
Where are you going? I got something to do.
It's important.
More important than this? Sheriff, the people need you right now.
- They need to hear that - What? They need to hear what? Everything's gonna be okay? That God's got a plan.
Look, if you're gonna be the sheriff when I'm gone, you're gonna need to start figuring out how to say things like that for yourself and sound halfway convincing.
You'll do fine.
Let's take a walk.
And if I had a boat - Come on! - I'd go out on the ocean Listen to those lyrics.
Listen to how peaceful that sounds.
The man is riding a pony on an ocean.
You know why? 'Cause he has a boat.
Doesn't matter how many times you listen to the song, still can't afford to buy a boat.
Yeah, look, all I'm saying is if we manage the payments Oh, we're gonna manage the payments? - Yeah! - Right.
So, is not paying the payments one of the management options? Because that's the option we'd be taking.
Yeah, I'm pretty sure most lenders frown on that option.
Yeah, yeah.
Listen, nobody's talking to you.
All right? Nobody.
You know what they used to call me in the army, right? Mr.
Fish and Loaves.
That's right! That's right! That's right! They'd send me to any base to set it up, and no matter what they gave me, no matter what the resources, I would make it work.
Yes, sir, that's right.
Fish and Loaves.
Yeah, but, you know, didn't they call mom Iron Abby? They certainly did.
And don't you forget it.
Yeah, yeah.
I hear you.
The problem with iron is rigid.
So, sometimes, you know, it doesn't know when to bend.
Babe Babe all I'm saying, all I'm saying is, a boat, you know, wouldn't be a bad retirement gift.
In case you needed some ideas on how to help me, you know, smooth my transition from a long and decorated military career to, you know, this strange and mysterious civilian life.
And a boat Babe, what are What are you looking for? My-my Chapstick.
I can't find anything in this bag.
Can you hold this for me? Sure.
What is Is This This looks like a boat key.
- What? - What? Yeah, why am I holding a-a boat key? Wait, did you buy the boat? Oh, shit.
Of course we bought you a boat! - Oh, snap! - If I had to listen to that man sing about Tonto and his pony one more time, I'd throw myself into traffic.
- Oh, snap! - Happy retirement, Dad! You bought me a boat, baby! - Thank you! - Dad! Oh! Oh, God.
Please, can you just tell me where we're going? Where's Father Khatri? They used to shriek.
Did you know that? All night long, they'd shriek.
Drove people crazy.
That all stopped once we got the talismans.
Then they started to whisper.
I always wondered about that.
Your voices tell you anything about that? No.
'Course not.
God forbid they tell you anything useful.
Keep walking.
Not until you tell me what's going on.
You think you're gonna stand there and make demands after what you did? Where is Father Khatri? He's dead! What? Those things got into Colony House.
Father Khatri tried to help.
Now he's dead, along with a lot of other people.
Is Ellis okay? He's fine.
He's scraped up.
He's back at the clinic with the others.
Oh, now you wanna cry.
You cry like that for Bing Qian? You think I'm a monster.
I don't give two shits what you are.
The only reason you're alive is because Father Khatri thought you could help us all get home.
The second you prove him wrong, I'm gonna put a bullet in you myself.
Now, keep walking.
- Where are we going? - I said keep walking! So, I'll make up some beds for you in the basement.
Uh, bathroom's in the back and feel free to use the kitchen, but you've gotta respect the rations.
It won't be the most comfortable thing in the world, but we should have Colony House back up and running pretty soon, so What the fuck is this? Uh, we're gonna have a few more house guests for a little while.
And how little is a little while? Aren't you the guy that thought this was a giant escape room? How'd that work out for you? - Fuck off.
- Okay.
All right, this is bullshit, okay? They chose the flower.
They don't belong here.
Dude, why don't you just All right, any of you guys know Victor? All right, where's he squatting? I need to find him.
I saw him running towards the woods with the Matthews girl last night.
See what a little intercommunity cooperation can do? Kumbay-fucking-ya! Let's get inside.
That guy's the fuckin' worst.
I don't I don't even understand.
It was like one second everyone was having such a good time How How did you get out of the house? I was I was up in Victor's room and we No.
It - It wasn't like that.
We were - Julie No, he was stacking all of these, and it looked like he was getting ready to leave.
And then, when the screaming started, we climbed out his window, and he said we had to go to the forest.
And then, we ran to this tree and then he pushed me inside - Hey.
- And I He said it was starting.
What was starting? I don't know.
He All I know is, one second, I was in a tree, and the next, I was in a giant cabinet in a root cellar.
How is that possible? You went through a Farway Tree! Huh? Victor said you can go all sorts of places.
And sometimes people go to different places.
So, maybe he went somewhere else.
We have to find him! One step at a time.
Hey, Julie Jules Hey, Jules.
Julie What's happening to us? What? - Honey - What is going on? What's happening? We're digging a big hole in the basement.
We're gonna find out where the electricity comes from.
Hey, hey.
Jules, we're gonna be fine.
I know.
Everything's gonna be okay.
- Yes.
- No! How can you say that? What part of this is okay? Honey, oh my God.
Just Ah.
Good, you're here.
Have you seen Victor? - Hey! - One of the squatters at my house said you ran off to the woods with him last night! Ow! Ow! Hey! I need to talk to her! What is wrong with you?! Do you have any idea what she has been through? Look, believe me, I get it.
Times are tough all around.
But I found something last night! There is this symbol that I've been I've been seeing.
The same symbol is in this book.
And last night, okay, last night, I found this photo! I don't give a shit about your questions and your symbol and your books.
Just stay the fuck away from my daughter.
You understand me? Okay, you're doing the whole protective dad thing.
I respect that.
You dragged me out into the woods, have me climb a fuckin' tree for some stupid idea, and then you run off like a psycho before we even have a chance to try it.
Yeah, uh, I'm sorry about that It worked.
- Wait.
What? - Yeah.
All I got was some static, but it worked.
I think if we get it up over the tree line, and we get it enough power, I think we could get a signal out.
Wait, wait, wait.
How do you propose we get up over the tree line? We start by going to the high ground.
That's grim.
Where are all the people? I mean Wait! - Whoa, Boyd! - Jesus! Hey! Hey, hey, back up! Back up! You tryin' to get yourself killed? I need you to listen to me, please.
Okay? There isn't much time.
Now, this is gonna sound very, very strange, and you're not gonna believe me, and I wouldn't believe me either.
Okay? And I wish there was more time to explain.
But if you don't come with me right now, you're all going to die.
- Oh - Okay, whoa, whoa, whoa, Mom.
Mom, what the hell are you doing? Okay, you have a gun.
That is good.
And you're welcome to keep it pointed at me the entire time.
But I am begging you, please come with me.
Go on.
Drive away.
Drive away.
No, no, no, no.
What the hell was that? That was death, and it's coming right now.
Let's go.
You can put that thing away now.
The only things that are gonna hurt you are out there, and that thing's not gonna make a damn bit of difference if they find us.
Look, I know you all have questions.
And, I promise, we will talk when the sun comes up.
- Okay.
- Ah - Here we go, all right? - Okay.
- Nice and slow.
- Okay.
It's gonna hurt a bit.
Just breathe.
- Yeah.
- Good, good, good.
There we go.
Breathe, breathe, breathe.
Okay, see? Good as new.
- All right.
- Yeah.
Just gonna put a sling on here.
Can I help with anything? Make sure he doesn't get out of bed.
Okay? I don't want you going anywhere until I can give you a solid once-over.
- Yeah.
- All right? Here we go.
You good? Be back in a second, okay? Thank you.
Busy day for you.
Uh, yeah, we're a little short-handed.
What can I do? Well, I could use some help getting this place a bit more secure.
It's gonna be a full house tonight, given what happened.
- So - Yeah, of course.
Oh, I, um I, uh I finished Chapter 6.
It's Things are starting to get interesting.
Yeah, I don't think it's gonna be much of a reading night tonight, but, uh, yeah, I'll try to check it out.
Thanks, Deputy.
You got a minute? How's Julie? She's okay.
She's, uh But that That's not why I'm here.
We came because we need your help.
With what? We, we We wanna build a tower and we wanna put it on the roof.
What? We think if we can get it high enough, we could broadcast a signal that anyone else in the area could hear.
And what area is that exactly? Look, whatever this place is, wherever this place is, radio signals work in ways that we can't.
And we already got a strong indication that this could work.
Well Weg ot a little static.
C Colony House is the highest point on the highest hill.
And if we build a tower and we put it up there, we could broadcast out a signal that could get up over any interference from the forest canopy.
You're okay with this? You know how many people died here last night? Fourteen.
Those things killed 14 of my people.
There are pieces of them lying all over this hill.
And I don't think the others are coming back any time soon.
So, we might as well use the house for something.
Keep going.
Wait right there.
Let's go.
You're gonna sit tight here.
I'll be back before dark.
I've got a few things in town to wrap up before we head out.
Head out where? Find our way home.
You won't need those.
I'm not going anywhere.
I wanna help.
All I've ever wanted to do is help.
There's nothing to chain you to here anyway.
If you run I understand.
I'll be back.
My God.
Come on.
Welcome to your worst nightmare.
Look, it's a It's a lot to unpack.
Just take it slow.
I'll explain more at the diner.
At the what? The diner.
It's, uh Meet me over there.
You okay? No, not really.
That's what you people do every night here? Here? You hide and pray? Well, there's really not much else we can do.
And you don't know anything else about this place? Who built it? How long's it been here? Look, what we know is what you see.
And the people here, they just they're just tryin' to live through the night.
Doesn't give us much time for anything else.
You gotta start working together.
That's a little easier said than done.
So, you start small, right? Gather your resources, create a system, making sure everybody's covered at night.
Nobody hides in the same place twice.
You gotta get these people to start looking out for each other, taking care of each other, and then, you build from there.
But where do we start? All right.
Once we have everything inventoried, we're gonna start rationing it out.
Donna here is in charge of resupply.
So, you need anything, you go see her.
Abby is gonna be drawing up a system for where we spend the nights.
We're gonna start digging up some new spots, make sure we are constantly rotating.
Let's not make it easy for these things.
Come on.
What do you got? All right.
What are you doing? Are you hungry? No.
Not really.
Have you eaten anything? I don't know.
I'm gonna make you some food.
Are you and Dad still getting a divorce? I, uh I really don't have an answer for you right now.
It's a simple question.
It's not that simple, honey.
You said you loved each other.
We do.
Then why? - Is it me? - No.
Did I do something wrong? Oh, God, no.
No, no, no.
No, honey, you didn't do anything wrong.
Don't No.
There are things that you'll only understand when you become a parent.
One of those things is that you live for your children.
Your only job is is to love them and protect them.
So when Thomas died something inside of me broke.
And I have no idea how to fix it.
I keep reliving that day.
It was just such a normal day.
You and Ethan were in the next room.
Your Dad and I were in the kitchen, and Thomas was in his changing table right between us.
Then the phone rang.
I reached for the diaper and your father reached for the phone and we just turned for one second just one fucking second and he rolled off the table.
Your father is the love of my life.
But sometimes I see him and I hear that fucking phone ring.
Why didn't you tell me that? Because no matter how grown up you are, you're always gonna be my little girl.
So we pretended yeah, that everything was fine.
I think that just made everything worse.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, too.
Let us in! There's gonna be trouble if you don't move outta the way! - Let us in! - Hey, hey, hey, hey! What the hell's going on?! Tom, Eli, what the hell are you doing? We got people from Colony House in our houses, using our supplies! If I gotta choose between me and some asshole from Colony House raiding this place, - then it's gonna be me! - Nobody's raiding anything! Well, those things weren't supposed to be able to get into Colony House either, and look how that turned out! - Exactly.
- Alright.
So then, you guys You just wanna throw it all away? Start acting like animals and make it all worse? Look, we're gonna figure this out.
Just just go home.
Just go home, please.
They scared.
Those things come out at night.
They walking around in the forest during the daytime? Not as far as we can tell.
There might be resources out there.
We go scavenging during the daytime, never know what we might find.
Good luck findin' volunteers.
We'll work on that part.
How long were you in the military? Uh, almost 30 years.
Set up operations in some of the biggest, baddest clusterfucks on the planet.
And your wife? Abby was a Marine.
She's the badass in the family.
Mom, you okay? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm fine.
I I was just thinking about this dream I had when I was a little girl.
I was Never mind.
We should go help your dad.
Lots to do.
Can't go, not now.
Damn near had a riot at the diner.
But this is exactly why you said you had to go.
Things are coming apart.
It's already starting to happen.
We lost over a dozen people last night.
And we'll lose more if if they start to panic.
- At least if you - Kenny, enough.
I'll stay until things settle down.
And what if they don't? What if they don't? Am I interrupting? No, come on in.
Sheriff, please Kenny, we're done.
Okay? We're not done.
I said, we're not done.
You told me you had to go.
You told me that I had to step up and be strong while you were gone.
You told me we were running out of time, and what part of that's changed? Huh? We've all been sitting around the last few months, acting like those talismans were a solution.
Like they made us safe? Well, guess what.
We were never safe.
Those talismans were a Band-Aid, a a temporary reprieve.
Things were never okay here, and things are never going to be okay here.
We need to find a way home or else every single person here is gonna end up exactly like Father Khatri.
There are answers out there, and you're going to find them.
And in the meantime, you need to get over what happened last night.
You need to get your shit together and be the scary hard-ass that you've always been because that's who people need you to be right now.
And if we're not gonna fight like hell to go home, then we might as well swallow a fucking bullet right now.
Is that what you want? I didn't know the little bastard had that in him.
Now, how about you explain what the fuck he was talking about? Where exactly are you going? Let's take a walk.
I'll explain on the way.
Come on, man! Whoa, whoa, whoa! Come on! Help me out a little bit here.
Hey! Look what I found! Okay, what? Where Where did you? I He was about half a mile out, eating some grass.
There are chickens out there too.
Tomorrow, I'm gonna set up some traps.
There's chickens in the forest? Yep.
Hey, you know what? Grab some people.
We need to start rebuilding that, uh, pen outside the barn.
- Okay? Hey! Hey! - Hey.
- I found a goat.
- He got a goat.
Yeah, that's great.
Hey, uh, look, I need to talk to you.
All right.
Hey, could you take him off my hands? - No.
- Yeah, no, you got it.
Yeah, yeah.
He's not exactly what I'd call cooperative, but just hold the rope.
- Yeah.
- You got it.
- I, uh - You believe that? I knew I was gonna find something out in those woods.
I ain't think it was gonna be livestock, but I'll take it.
Who knows what else might be You need to stop going out there.
What? It's Mom.
She's not doing well.
Okay? I mean, you've been going out there for weeks now, and you're not seeing what's happening here.
I think this place is, like, starting to get to her.
Look, I know you're scared, man.
I'm fricking terrified.
But do me a favor.
Look around.
The things we are doing are working.
There are things out in those woods that can help us, things that might even All I know, all I know is that the second we stop looking for answers, that's when we lose.
Okay, so, then why don't we just get someone else to go and look for a while? Dad, we need you here.
Mom needs you here! Okay, look, she she's not You know, sometimes, I-I see her just standing, staring off in the middle of the road, like she's Your mom Your mom is as tough as they come.
Iron Abby, remember? Now, I know this is hard, but this is what we have to do, at least for now.
You're not even listening to what I'm saying to you! Look, look, okay, okay.
Look, look.
Look, look.
We got about four hours of daylight left, right? Help your mom get everybody secured, tucked away.
And when I get home tonight, we will talk.
I promise.
Dad, please just stay.
We will talk tonight.
Okay? Go help your mom.
What are you doin' out here? Well, you belong to someone.
Someone out here maybe? You live out here with someone, buddy? It's okay.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I'm not gonna hurt you.
I just wanna get a closer look.
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! What the No.
No, no.
Fuck! What? What the Luck, not skill.
Sheriff Stevens.
Heard you had a rough go of it last night.
Sorry about Father Khatri.
Oh, I appreciate that.
I, uh Not sure if you heard, but I'm setting off today.
Gonna find us a way outta this place.
So, in other words, you're about to go off into the woods with no idea what you're looking for.
Because that worked so well last time.
Right? Fatima, would you give us a second? Yeah, of course.
Thank you.
You wanna be angry with me, you wanna hate me, that's fine.
But I'm gonna say a couple things and, uh, and you're gonna listen, whether you want to or not.
Go ahead.
If something happens to me out there, if I don't make it back, I never want you to regret what you didn't say.
I never want you to feel I won't be here to tell you that it's okay.
So, I'm telling you now.
Man, it's okay.
And that you are my son.
I love you, and I am proud of the man that you have become.
And not a single day goes by when that hasn't been true.
Okay? Yeah.
Yeah, it's okay.
How'd that go? About as well as could be expected.
He'll come 'round.
You really going? Looks like.
You and me, we've had our differences, but I just, uh Thank you for looking after him.
You've done something I couldn't.
You did enough, Boyd.
You did more than anyone should ever have to.
So, you come back, okay? Who the hell else am I gonna argue with? Sure you'll find someone.
Fuck off.
- What? - Come on.
Now, get the fuck outta here before people start thinking we're friends.
Yes, ma'am.
I'm gonna say something to you that might make you hate me, and if it does, that's okay.
What happened wasn't your Dad's fault, and it wasn't yours.
It was this place.
I wasn't here.
I may not have seen it, but I know your Dad.
I know that if there was anything, anything else he could've done, he would've done it.
What happened was so awful it's almost inconceivable, and it fills you with rage, rage that you needed to put somewhere.
And this whole time, your dad let you put it on him because that's what parents do.
But did you, for a second, stop to consider what that day was like for him, what he's carried every second of every day since? If you don't get up and go after him right now, you're gonna regret it for the rest of your life.
What's Babe? Ab? What's happening, Abs? What's going on, Abs? Abs? Abby? Oh, God.
Oh, God.
Ab Please.
Please, why are you doing this? It's okay.
It's not real.
It's a nightmare.
The only way for us to go home is to wake everyone up.
It's okay.
You can't die in dreams.
Everything's gonna be okay.
Abby, stop! Stop! S-s-stop.
I found something, s-something I think is gonna help us.
You didn't come back before it got dark.
There's no way you could have survived out there, not if it was real.
It's time to wake up.
It's time to wake everybody up.
Baby, please.
Baby If I had a boat - I'd go out on the ocean - Right! If I had a pony? - Mom! Mom! - If I had a pony - Mom! - I'd ride him No, no! Dad? Ellis, what are you doing out here? Um I've been following you since you left town.
I've been, um I've been trying to find the courage to say something to you.
Look, last night, when, uh, those things got inside of Colony House, Fatima and I, we would've died.
I mean, there was no way that we could've survived that.
But the one thing that saved us, that saved her was the talisman on the door.
I've just been so angry for a really long time and I, uh I didn't know how to But, you know, if you didn't do what you did, if you didn't bring those talismans back It wasn't your fault, Dad.
What Mom did, it wasn't It wasn't your fault.
Look, I'm sorry.
Yeah, I'm so sorry, Dad.
- I'm so sorry.
- No, no, no, hey.
Hey, no.
It's okay.
It's all right.
I just I just didn't want you to leave without saying goodbye.
This is not goodbye.
Okay? You hear me? Huh? This is not goodbye.
- Okay.
- All right.
What is she doing here? Look, I need to take her with me.
Okay? Wait, no, you know what she tried to do! Hey, look, look.
I need to take her with me 'cause she might be helpful for us to find out what we're looking for out there, okay? I will explain everything to you when I get back.
We'll have a long conversation, hopefully on our way outta this place.
But for now, right now, I just need you to trust me, okay? Okay, no one can know she's with me.
Can you do that for me? Can you trust me? Just come back.
Yes, sir.
All right.
Go on.
I love you.
I love you, too.
Look, we're in a tight spot.
No one's gonna pretend otherwise.
But Sheriff Boyd is risking everything for us out there in the forest.
The least we can do is keep ourselves together while he does.
So that means that we're gonna do things a little differently going forwards.
No more Colony House, no more town.
We're a community, so we do this together.
All you Colony House folk, I don't want any of you being shitty houseguests.
Now, we're gonna get the house put back together, but first of all, Jim here has an idea about a way we might be able to get a signal to folks back in the world.
So we can either put our energy towards boarding up a bunch of broken windows, or we can help build something that gets us all out of this shithole.
Jim? Well, we're gonna need supplies, anything we can get our hands on.
We're gonna need batteries, anything with a charge.
But most of all, we're gonna need people.
The sooner we get this built, the sooner we can all go home.
You find him? Yeah.
You okay? No.
Can't take any chances.
Let's go.

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