From (2022) s01e09 Episode Script

Into the Woods

Previously on From Still can't afford to buy a boat.
You know what they used to call me in the army, right? - Mr.
Fish and Loaves.
- That's right! That's right! No matter what the resources, I would make it work.
- Dad! - Oh! Welcome to your worst nightmare.
It's Mom.
I think this place is starting to get to her.
You've been going out there for weeks now, and you're not seeing what's happening here.
Help your Mom get everybody secured, tucked away.
And when I get home tonight, we will talk.
I promise.
The only way for us to go home is to wake everyone up.
Abby, stop! I found something, s-something I think is gonna help us.
Mom! No, no! They're in the house! 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 have to get inside.
The tree? No! You'll be safe! - What? - I promise.
- Go, go! - No, wait! Find your brother.
I'll be right behind You went through a Farway tree! - 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.
Is anybody out there? 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.
How do you propose we get up over the tree line? We start by going to the high ground.
If these voices are real, if something here is communicating with you, then that means you're connected to this place in a way that no one else here is.
But we need proof.
What is this? They said they watched you bury the bag and that this is proof that they're real.
I have Sara tied up in the basement of the church.
Tell me you're joking.
That girl may be the key to unlocking all this.
That girl may be the way we all go home.
Let's take a walk.
Where are we going? Find our way home.
How do you know this is the right way to go? I don't.
I'm just following my best hunch.
Based on what? Based on that.
What is that? I don't know.
No idea.
But it's, uh It's where I found these.
We're gonna camp out here for the night.
But it's not dark yet.
Hey, look, this right here is as far as I've ever gotten.
Once we go beyond this point, we're in completely uncharted territory, and I'm not about to do that two hours before dark.
We camp here.
Go inside.
Will you at least take these off? No.
I have to go to the bathroom.
Well, that's why I cuffed you in front.
Don't go far.
Hey, you.
I, uh, finished Chapter 6.
You're up.
What do you think so far? Well, it's not exactly my favorite, but I'm interested to see how things turn out.
You think there's gonna be a happy ending? I don't know.
I guess we'll find out.
Get home safe, Sheriff.
You, too.
Great work today, everybody.
Come on in.
Hey, you okay? Looking a little long in the face.
Oh, uh, that's genetic.
Get a good sleep tonight.
The real work starts tomorrow.
Yes, ma'am.
So, livin' in a jail cell now, that's quaint.
It's temporary.
Until we get this miraculous tower set up and send our radio signal out to Neverland.
Cut the shit, all right? Some of the folks in there need something to feel good about.
Let's play make-believe.
I'm game.
Tabby, are you hungry? I made some dinner.
I'll be right up.
Ethan, I told you to pick up the toys! Can somebody grab that, please? Jim? Grab the kids.
There's something's wrong.
Jim, answer me! Jim? Oh, my God.
He kept saying he was fine.
He was making jokes about the tower.
He Oh, that's backwards.
Flip it.
Just make sure it's flush.
That's it.
Hey, Kenny.
Jade's all set up in the kitchen, uh, with the batteries, and, uh, I think we've got enough wire and cords now for the cable.
All right, well, we're gonna need more material if we wanna get this tower up high enough.
I'll send people down to the barn.
I think there should be plenty of wood there for them to scavenge.
- All right.
- Cool.
Hey, how you doing? Had a rough morning.
Is, uh Is Eric with you? I need him to go on a supply run.
Eric's not coming.
Mind if I join you? I would not mind at all.
You hear about Eric? Yeah.
I-I didn't see that one coming.
It's weird, you know, this radio might actually work, and as amazing as that is I think part of me I think the idea that it might work is scarier than the idea that it won't.
What do you mean? I keep thinking "How do we go back now?" After everything we've seen, some of the things we've done, how do we just And even if we can go back, how do I'm not sure we can ever really go home.
We're not the same people anymore.
You know, when my dad came back home from Afghanistan, he said that that coming home from war is like it's like traveling from another planet.
And then when you come back, you can't tell if everything is different than it was when you left it or or or if it's you, if you're the one that's changed.
What's it gonna be like for us? This is the only place we've ever known together.
I'll be right back.
Where you going? Go find a sharper knife.
This one's just taking forever.
Hold up a sec.
What are you doing? Making sure we find our way back.
All right, let's go.
How do you know it's not just like the road? What's that? It just goes in one big loop and then brings you back to town.
How do you know this isn't the same? How do you know we won't just walk and walk and walk, and then end up right back in town where we started? I don't.
Guess we'll see.
Let me ask you a question.
You say those voices told you that killing those people would get everyone home.
You ever stop to think that maybe they were lying? - I don't want to talk about that.
- Wait, wait, wait.
I think, if we're gonna start second-guessing each other's decisions, then that seems like a fair question to ask.
So, what is it? What exactly did they tell you that made you willing to kill that little boy? You wouldn't understand.
Try me.
They told me that those people were coming.
They told me that there would be two cars! And they said that if I didn't do what they said Then what? If you didn't do what they said, then what? Hey, let me explain to you again how this works.
I say jump, you jump.
I ask you a question, then you goddamn answer They said my brother would die, okay?! They said that if I didn't do it, that he would die, that everyone would die! Why didn't you just put me in the box? I don't know! I thought Hey.
I've seen this town make good people do bad things.
Let's keep moving.
I don't understand.
Ethan said he thinks it's a puzzle.
No, not a puzzle.
A story.
They all fit together and tell a story.
And once we figure out the story, we'll know what to do next.
That's how it works.
Yeah, um, I think we should stop seeing these.
But we have to.
We can't finish the quest unless we figure out the story.
I'm not scared, I promise.
I know.
Do you think Dad's tower's gonna work? I don't know.
I mean, we'll just have to wait and see.
Where do you think this one goes? Oh, yeah, this is super healthy.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
We should We should stop.
Um, maybe we should play another game.
What kind of game? Um Okay.
A game called "When I get home, I" And we just say whatever we're looking forward to the most about getting home.
I'll start.
When I get home, I I will go to Giovelli's and I will order everything on that menu.
Maybe two of everything on the menu.
Your turn, Jules.
This is stupid.
Oh, come on, Jules.
When I get home, I'm going to, um I'm gonna call my friends and I'm just gonna call them.
What about you? When I get home, I I want us to be happy, like we are here.
We never play games around the table at home.
Okay, look, most of these batteries are way past their expiration date.
All right, we've got the newer batteries from my car and that giant lunchbox that you guys were driving, but even those'd drain in a couple of hours.
We need something that'll keep this running for days or weeks, right? Not hours.
What we do is we-we take the batteries, we put 'em in the cars and then we just run the cars to recharge them.
And then what? Burn how much fuel? Look, the point is, you're either burning out one vital resource or another, which would be fine if this was guaranteed to work, but let's be honest, man, it probably won't! Hey.
Keep it down.
Has anyone seen Victor? Look, if you would just take a look at the symbol.
Open the book! What is wrong with you? We have a legitimate chance here to go home and you're You know what? Just go.
Go, go find Victor.
Do whatever you want.
I'll stay here, and I'll figure this out myself.
There's nothing to figure out.
There's no power source.
Jim, this isn't Gilligan's Island.
You're not gonna build a radio with palm leaves and coconuts.
Maybe you're not as smart as you think you are.
What do you want? I, uh I heard what happened.
You okay? Not my bathroom the asshole hung himself in.
Shouldn't you be out there rounding up supplies or building a spaceship or some shit? I'm just saying, if if you want someone to talk to Oh, so, now you're sheriff, you're gonna start doling out words of wisdom? One thing I always appreciated about Boyd is he minded his own business.
Well, I'm gonna take a few people down to the barn, salvage some more wood for the tower.
Maybe if you want to come with us or I don't know.
You want wood? We got plenty of wood.
Where are you going? Let's get wood! Donna! Come on! I'm saving you a trip! Donna! Donna! Hey! Hey! Donna! Donna! Hey! Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! - Hey! - Donna, wait, wait, wait! Oh, calm the fuck down! I'm not a fuckin' psycho.
You said we needed wood? Let's get wood.
Wha? Okay.
Donna, please.
Better here than any of that half-rotten shit you're gonna pull off the barn.
You gonna get her to stop or you want me to? Donna, stop! We need We need this place intact.
For what? Huh? We're all going home, right? We don't need this place anymore.
Your glorious tower's gonna get us all home.
No need to keep this place standing.
It's not a home anymore.
It's a fucking tomb! The fuck! Fuck! Look, can we please Can we please just take a minute and let's Fuck off! Aw, fuck! Oh, fuck.
Oh, fuck.
It was nice that Ellis came to see you before you left.
I'm sure he appreciates what you're doing.
I heard the story about what happened with your wife, what you had to do.
We're not gonna talk about that.
That's okay.
We don't have to.
It's It's just, in some ways you remind me of Nathan.
I mean, you're a lot more gruff than he was.
But you always put other people's needs before your own.
That's how he ended up here.
I don't think he'd like what we're doing now.
And why is that? Nathan had a theory about this place.
If we tried to leave, if we pushed too hard, then something would push back.
What is that? I don't know.
Are you sure it was coming from this direction? Let's go.
I thought you said no one had been out this far before.
What are you doing? Look, there's something inside them.
We gotta get one down.
Just, uh Are you sure that's a good idea? Maybe we should Hey, what's wrong? Whoa, Sara.
Ow! Hey, hey, hey.
Hey, you're okay.
- You're okay.
- Ow! Look at me, Sara.
You're okay.
No! No! Look What's going on? Sara! Sara! I can hear them! I can No, no.
Talk to me.
Talk to me.
Talk to me.
No, no, no, no! No, no, no, no, no, no, no! Don't, don't! No, no! No.
Sara? No, no, no.
No, Sara! Sara! Hey! How's the magic tower coming? You know, all the time I've been here, this is first you've set foot in this place.
Because you serve piss water.
Your distilling is for shit.
At least here, I can be alone.
Kinda feels like a banner day today.
Feel like I'm holding court.
You mind giving us a second? Yeah.
I'll leave this here.
Give me a holler if you need anything, okay? Are you okay? Donna, I know you're upset about Eric, but there's nothing you could have Oh, for fuck's sake, it's not about that.
Eric punched his own ticket.
Kid's got a right to go out the way he wants.
Why don't you just fuck off and leave me be.
Go back to your little fantasy land.
You don't think the tower's gonna work.
Do you? I think it might.
I think it's worth trying.
And what happens when you fail? - Then we try again.
- No! No, ya stupid little shit.
That's the point.
You don't try again, because you got people's hopes up, you made them believe.
You take that away now and they're lost, they give up, and then they fucking die.
'Cause it isn't some grade-school softball game where everyone gets a participation medal.
You don't know! You don't remember what it was like before because you weren't here.
You wanna know what I'm grieving? I'm grieving the loss of what we almost made this place.
I'm grieving the fact that, for a little while, this place almost felt like something that could work.
I am grieving the fact that you guys are so caught up in playing Mr.
Fucking Wizard that you can't see what this place is gonna become when you fail.
So, what are we supposed to do? What are we supposed to do? Just sit here and not try to go home? Live in a place where those things come to hunt us every single night? Oh, God, the fuck Why not? At least here, the monsters have the decency to show you what they are.
I know you guys from town look at Colony House and figure it's all just drinking and fucking.
But it was more than that.
It was special.
All those people from all those different places, different lives, everyone living together.
For all the fear and all the monsters-in-the-forest bullshit, there was something, there was a joy in that house.
For a little while, anyways.
And, like most things, none of us appreciated it nearly as much as we should have, and now it's fucking gone.
I'm sorry.
Me, too.
Look, I'm gonna put my game face back on tomorrow, and we'll give that tower a shot.
But you have to be prepared for the fallout if it doesn't work.
And if it does work I think you'll find there's more you're gonna miss about this place than you thought.
That kinda day, huh? Just ironing out a few wrinkles, that's all.
Where's Jade? He's, uh I don't know.
Okay? Donna did a number on the floor.
She knows how to wield an axe, I'll give her that.
Well, better get back to it.
So, we got that coil for the CB that you needed, and we should have enough wire stripped for the cord.
That's great.
Is it? Well, yeah.
I mean, look, I'm not gonna stand here and pretend that it was a great day.
These are setbacks, nothing more.
Look, you got what we need for the radio, tower's almost finished, and I'm gonna figure this out.
How? Well, that I don't know.
But one thing you learn as an engineer: there's always a way.
We will figure this out.
Are you okay? Eric was a friend.
Oh God, I'm I'm sorry.
I-I didn't know that you guys were close.
He had celiac disease, so he came to the clinic a lot.
He was always bloated and dehydrated.
I kept telling him to stop eating bread.
But he always said things like, "I'm already in shitsville," "now you want me to give up carbs?" He just had this way about him, you know? He was one of the people that, when I first got here, he just made it a lot easier.
And now he's gone, so Hey, Kristi Look, I know you've had a hard time lately, and that this tower means a lot to everybody, and you feel like it's your responsibility now Kristi, I But I just need you to promise me, okay? If it falls apart, if you fall apart, just promise me, you'll come to me, you'll talk to me, you'll let me help.
I promise you.
Hey, I promise you.
Come here.
Come on.
It's okay.
People just don't understand what it's like.
I mean, it's not like you can take a nickel and suddenly make it worth 10 cents! Aw, it doesn't matter.
You know why? Because Jade is a genius.
Jade'll figure it out.
You Let me tell you something, you have no idea how much pressure that is, to be the one that everybody just assumes can fix a an unfixable problem! Oh, and then then, you've got Mr.
Tea Cups sauntering in with his big white horse and his blue eyes and his, "Oh, don't smoke weed, you degenerate.
" Fine, fine.
You know what? Fine.
You think you can fix this? Go ahead! Fix it! I'm just dying to see how it's done.
Ha! You so much complain! Complain, complain! Stop complain! I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
You need electric? Yeah.
The problem is you can't plug anything in.
I mean, it'd be one thing if it was just, you know, like a pan we could throw on the stove.
God knows, whatever's coming up through those wires is still Holy shit.
I know how to do it.
Hello? We're down here! Hi.
How did it go with the tower? Uh, good.
I think things are really shaping up.
You're a pretty bad liar.
I'll add that to the list.
It's gonna work.
The tower, it's gonna work.
What's got you feeling so optimistic? I don't know.
I was just thinking about something Ethan said.
What was that? What if we were supposed to come here? I don't know, it's weird, but back home, we never talked anymore.
We just And now, we're together again, like, we're really together.
And it's it's like Fatima said to me on my first night, "If you climb up high enough, even a nightmare can look like a dream.
" Wise words.
So, how about you forget about your tower for a little while and come help us dig our hole? Deal.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
Hey, it's okay.
It's okay.
Come on.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Come on.
There, there you go.
There you go.
I wasn't sure you'd wake up.
Where are we? Don't worry.
We're safe.
Is that? Oh, yeah.
I, uh finally managed to get one down, and, uh this was inside.
What does it say? That's it.
And, from what I could tell, every bottle up there seems to have a slip of paper just like this.
I think we should go back.
What? The voice I heard, it was different this time.
It was a woman and and she was screaming.
She said She said that she was wrong, that we shouldn't have come, that there are things out here that are worse than the monsters.
She kept saying What? She kept saying what? I don't know.
It doesn't make any sense.
She kept saying, "Tell Mr.
Fish and Loaves that I was wrong.
" What? What is that? I don't know.
What's happening? I don't know.
There's drawings of scarecrows and bogeymen, giant spiders.
This is definitely a quest.
What is it? Keep digging, keep digging! I think I hit the bottom.
Oh, my God.
Here, here.
Let me help.
Hey! Get in! Are you are you Hey, where's the talisman? W-where's the talisman? Here! - We shouldn't have come here.
- Shh.
We're okay.
We're okay.
I don't think we are.

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