From (2022) s01e10 Episode Script

Oh, the Places We'll Go

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.
You went through a farway tree! - Huh? - Victor said you can go all sorts of places, so maybe he went somewhere else.
- We have to find him! - One step at a time.
- Hey, Julie.
- What's happening? We're digging a big hole in the basement.
We're gonna find out where the electricity comes from.
Has anyone seen Victor? We have a legitimate chance here to go home.
You know what? Just go.
I'll stay here, and I'll figure this out myself.
I know you've had a hard time lately and that this tower means a lot to everybody, but I just need you to promise me, okay? If it falls apart, if you fall apart, you'll talk to me, you'll let me help.
- It's okay.
- This radio might actually work.
What's it gonna be like for us? This is the only place we've ever known together.
There's no power source.
You need electric? Yeah.
The problem is you can't plug anything in.
God knows, whatever's coming up through those wires is still Holy shit.
I know how to do it.
What is it? I think I hit the bottom.
I can hear them! I can No, no.
Talk to me.
Talk talk to me.
It was different this time.
It was a woman.
She said "Tell Mr.
Fish and Loaves that I was wrong.
There are things out here that are worse than the monsters.
" - We shouldn't have come here.
- Shh! We're okay.
We're okay.
I don't think we are.
"Let's go to the tower.
" "Behold, the tower.
" Hey, I know those guys.
You want me to tell you a story? It's okay.
I can tell my own stories now.
Well, look at you.
You're all grown up now, huh? What's your story about? They're trying to find their way back home.
Hello? I'm coming! Calm down! Hello? - What the hell?! - Ha! I got it! - You got what? - Power problem.
- I figured it out.
- What? - Where is - It's okay.
your least favorite lamp? This one.
This is ugly.
- My what? - Let's use this.
Good morning! - I didn't wake you, did I? - What's going on? No, no, no.
What are what are you doing? This is not What is the biggest problem we have with powering the signal? Huh? Can't plug anything in, right? The outlets are fucked! The Sorry.
These wires aren't even wires, so by all rights, this lamp shouldn't even turn on.
But it does, right? Which means that, no matter what's going on with the outlets or the wires, what comes out here is the electricity that lights the bulb.
You follow me so far? - Yes.
- Okay.
All right.
Now, this, this came here in the back of someone's car, which means that, by all accounts, this item is completely useless here in our lovely little hamlet.
Go ahead.
But if we take the ends of the wire, all right, and affix it to the socket, the very place to which actual, bona fide electricity is somehow being delivered, and we screw our little light bulb here back in, and then Madam.
- Whoa! - Huh? You see? With enough lamps and enough wire We could turn Colony House into a giant battery.
Yes! Gold star for Tea Cup! I'm sure you would have figured it out eventually.
Hoo! Do you guys have any snacks? I'm feeling peckish.
Do you think they know where they are? - What? - The bugs, the cows, birds.
Do you think they know the horrible things they're surrounded by? That they aren't where they should be or Does Mr.
Worm just think "Here's some dirt," just like any other dirt? You know, if you cut a worm in half, it grows back into two worms? What's your point? My point is worms are fucking creepy.
I'm sure it feels right at home here.
What do you think dragged the tent? I don't know.
Where do you think we are? I think it's time we find out.
What the fuck? Now, listen.
The trick to making this all work is conducting wire.
Right? Just like the wire we're gonna run from the radio up to the roof of Colony House, we need enough wire to run from the lamps inside Colony House out to the radio itself.
Tea Cup, tell them where we get it.
Well, basically anything with a cord that came into town in the back of someone's car: appliances, electronics, even the wiring harnesses in the cars themselves.
Um, you know, that ambulance outside the clinic? Probably a gold mine.
Well, there's plenty of stuff in storage here, so my kids and I, we're gonna start in there, and anyone who wants to join us is welcome to.
And the rest of you, scour whatever you can.
If we can get enough wire stripped and spliced, we can be sending out a transmission before nightfall.
All right, you heard the man.
Spread the word and let's get to work.
Let's go, people.
Chop, chop.
All right, nice job, man.
Gotta go.
Hey! Hey! His name is Jim! - What? - My father's name is Jim.
Uh, yeah.
No, I actually, uh I knew that.
You're such an asshole.
I'm sorry.
Am I ? What am I supposed to do here? Julie? It's fine.
I'll be right there.
Oh, okay, all right.
This is like a It's like a father-daughter thing.
This is, uh this is a really nice moment.
You're standing up for your dad.
- Good for you.
- Just cut out the 'Tea Cup' shit.
But I'm calling you 'Spark Plug' from now on.
I like you.
Good talk.
I'll see you up there.
You missed Jade's big speech.
Yeah, probably for the best.
I thought you'd be up at the house by now.
No, I'm gonna help Kristi gather whatever wire she can from the ambulance.
All those different places, different roads, yet everybody ended up here.
You really think sending out some radio signal's gonna make a difference? I hope so.
Radio waves travel in ways that we can't, so who knows, right? Yeah.
Well, best get at it, I guess.
Thank you.
So, how does Troy feel about giving up the goods? Well, I mean, he wasn't thrilled about it, but we had a little chat.
What's with the lamp? Uh, I had this in the trunk of my car when we drove in.
It, uh it was my desk lamp back in college.
It, uh, doesn't work here, and I can't even plug it in, but, uh, it was nice to have something from home that was close by, you know? The globe actually opens up.
My roommate in college was a bit of a klepto, so it was kinda like my secret hiding spot.
- Really? - Yeah.
What do you keep in there now? Funny you should ask.
Back, uh back in school, I used to sit at my desk sometimes, staring at all the different countries, thinking about all the places I'd travel to someday.
When I got here, I actually started writing some of those places down.
Everywhere I'd go, everything I'd see if we ever got to go home.
Let's see it.
Hand it over.
Oh, man.
I remember these.
The infamous drug store receipt.
This is quite a list.
I had a lot of time.
Costa Rica, Hawaii Iceland, nice.
Well, have you have you been? I hardly got past Grand Rapids.
Always wanted to, though.
Well, maybe if this radio thing works, maybe maybe we could go together.
Uh It doesn't have to be Iceland.
I mean, there's there's a lot of choices on that list, you know? Yeah.
Look, Kenny I like you a lot.
But I'm engaged.
You know that.
I-I do.
Uh, no, I get it.
I shouldn't I'm so sorry.
I shouldn't have, uh I-I'm gonna I'm gonna take this first batch of wires up to the house because they're probably itching to get started.
Um, I'll see you up there.
I'm sorry.
Ah, bit of a wreck, but you should be able to find something in there that'll do the trick.
- Thank you.
- Yeah.
Gimme a holler if you need anything.
Hey, how come you're not up there at the Colony House with everyone else? You mean why aren't I working on the magic tower that's gonna bring everybody home? Yeah.
You don't think it's gonna work? Ah.
Let's just say I've seen a lot of people with clever ideas about how they're gonna get out of here.
You wanna know what they all had in common? They always end up at the bar.
- Happy hunting.
- Yeah.
She said she had some stuff in the basement - Hi.
- Hey.
Can I talk to you for a second? Yeah, of course.
Uh, not here.
I need you to come with me.
We have a lot to do here.
I know.
I know, but it's it's important.
Um, yeah.
Let me just, um Yeah, just put that right here.
We'll be right back, okay? Come on.
- Ellis, where are we going? - Just a little further.
All right, and we're here.
We're where? Well, this is where I was standing the very first moment that I saw you.
You were driving around in your little Volkswagen Bug, going around and around for hours.
You hadn't even had your tires blown out yet, but you pulled over right over there.
You stepped outta your car and looked around.
I remember.
I asked Corey for directions.
What are we doing? Well I've been thinking a lot about what you said, about going home, about who we'd be, and, you know, I realized something - I don't even remember anymore who I was before you stepped out of that car.
And I don't want to find out who I am without you.
You are the love of my life.
And we could be anywhere.
I mean, we could be here, we could be there, we could be anywhere in the world, but it would not matter because you are my home.
And I would really like to be yours.
I love you.
Okay, wait.
Is there a "but" coming? There's no "but.
" Okay, um Here.
So, unfortunately, all of the jewelry shops were closed, but I got you this really stylish piece of wire.
Is that from my pile? Yes.
What what's wrong? Your dad's gonna be really happy.
Where are we going? Well, the light came from this direction.
So, we're just marching towards it? Yeah, that's it.
Do you think that's a good idea? You got a better one? Did you even hear what I said last night? - Yeah, I heard you.
- Will you just stop, please? Look.
Look, we got dragged out into the middle of nowhere by God knows what.
I-I don't even know which direction is back to town.
All I do know is that someone shined a light from that direction.
And that wasn't a flashlight.
That was a floodlight, maybe a searchlight, which means that maybe there's someone or something out this way that can help us.
So we're going that way.
And what if whoever it is doesn't want to help? Then we got a different kind of problem on our hands.
The voice I heard last night, it was different.
- It wasn't like the others.
- Yeah, you said.
Who is Mr.
Fish and Loaves? It's me.
Fish and Loaves - it's a nickname I had back in the service.
Only two people who would've known that name is Ellis And your wife.
Do you think she What are you asking me? Did my dead wife send you a message? Is that what you wanna know? You brought me out here because you thought I could help.
Okay? Look where we are! Whoever or whatever that voice was, it told us to go back.
It told us what would happen if we stayed out here.
- Well, unless it told you which direction to - Help! Boyd, what's wrong? Someone please, help me! Boyd? Hello? Where are you? Keep talking! Boyd, who are you talking to? I'm over here.
Help! Where? I can't Boyd, stop! What are you doing? Shh! Abby? Abby? Babe? No, no! No! No! No! Ahh! Ayy! Ahh! Ugh! God! Wait! Oh! What the ? Ow! - Ahh! Get it - I got it! I got it! Ahh What did you see? Nothing.
Hey, guys.
How are you gonna get it up there? Well, we're gonna hoist it.
Yeah, see, once we get the antennae up on the roof, they'll be tall enough to broadcast a signal out over the treetops.
You okay? Yeah, I'm good.
I'm gonna go inside and see if anybody needs help.
I'm here if you need me.
I wish Victor was here.
I bet he'd really like this.
Well, I'm sure, wherever he is, he's okay.
Oh, I know.
He's got to do his part right now.
- His part? - Of the quest.
He's probably doing something pretty important right now.
That's his part.
Doing this is our part.
That's right.
- Boyd, slow down.
- I'm fine.
Just keep moving.
We should look at those spider bites.
- I said I'm fine.
- No, you're not.
What happened back there? Don't worry about it.
You heard something, didn't you? I need you to talk to me, please! What? What do you wanna talk about? You wanna talk about providence? 'Cause there's no way out.
Is there? This fucking place! This place fucking makes you think that you're doing the right thing.
It gives you hope, then it then it takes it away, like it's feeding on your pain.
You want to feed on my pain? You want my pain? You want fuckin' pain?! You want my fuckin' pain?! Come on! Get it! I I'm waiting! Guys! Boyd Ah! Shit.
- What's wrong? - Ah! I don't know! My head's I mean, I don't feel right, not Goddamn spider bites! Fucking Hey, we have to keep moving.
Jeez, where? Huh? - I don't know.
- Where? Tell me.
Towards the light.
Remember? - We have to get towards the light.
- Hey, fuck the lights! There's no way outta here.
The voice you heard in your head is right: we're gonna die out here.
Then, you're never gonna see your son again.
Is that what you want? Okay.
Come on.
What? Let me help you.
Come on.
Hold up.
A storm is coming.
Then we better move quick.
All right, we're good.
Bring it up.
Where are you headed? - What? - Where are you going? Uh, I'm just gonna help bring up the rest of the wire.
No, they already brought the last batch up.
Um, fine.
I'm going to get my rolling papers.
Sorry, rolling paper! I've got one left and I've been saving it.
Okay, Dad? Is that all right with you? I know how offensive you find my proclivities! Whatever.
Oh, I didn't realize you'd be here.
I, uh I left something in my bedroom.
So, uh we might be going home.
Home? That's pretty exciting, right? It's just you don't seem very excited.
You know, I grew up in France with my grandma.
She died when I was 12.
I had to come back to the States, live with my uncle.
I had to, uh I had to ride on the plane by myself because there was, um there was no one to you know.
And I didn't want to go.
I mean, I didn't want to leave France because she She didn't have any other family who lived there.
I didn't want to leave her alone.
I mean, she was dead, but I was crying at the airport, and this nice lady bought me a soda.
I told her what was wrong.
And she, um She said to me She said to me, they come with you when you go.
So I guess I guess what I'm just trying to say is don't be sad and don't feel guilty.
He'll come with you when you go.
You pray with me? Okay.
So, take the screwdriver, and we touch it to the coil, and that's what determines the frequency.
Now, if I move it along the coil, that's kinda like changing the channel.
And that would connect to this? Yeah.
- Cool.
- Jim? - They're ready for the top up there.
- Oh, uh, yeah, let me just check the, uh Hey people, we got snacks! How we doing? - How are you doing? - Uh, I'm fine.
I got waylaid.
Are you happy? Just get up on the roof.
We're about to start.
Oh, wait a second.
All right, ding-dongs, it's almost go time.
Anybody fucks this up, you spend a night in the box.
No one is going in the box.
Hey, pass these out, would you? Okay.
Anybody wants it, help yourselves.
Woo! Ha-ha! - Hey! Stop! You! - Stop.
Cucumbers are ready! Jesus Christ.
Pretty exciting stuff out there.
You, uh You left your lamp thing.
Forgot it.
I'm, um I'm sorry if I made things weird.
I No.
Just, hold on.
I actually came here to talk you about something.
I don't know what to do.
And, uh, that really freaks me out 'cause, uh, part of me really wants to go back to Michigan one day and find out the woman I fell in love with waited for me, that she's still there, that that she didn't move on, and that we can pick up where we left off and get married and start our life together.
What does the other part want? To go to Iceland with the most amazing guy I met in the most fucked-up place imaginable.
Oh, those two sound like pretty good options.
What are you gonna do? I don't know.
All right, guys, you ready up there? Yep.
Uh, just hold on a second! I wanna see this.
Wait! - Hey! - Hey.
You guys set? All right, we're good! All right, you ready? - Let 'er rip.
- Lift off! - Lift off.
- All right.
Liftoff, guys.
Come on.
Here you go.
Ready? Come on! Come on.
That's it, nice and easy.
That's it, that's it! There we go.
Nice and easy.
We're secure! Come here.
All right.
Good job.
All right, now it's time to see if this thing will actually work.
It's gonna work.
It's gonna work.
Okay, everybody, that's you! Go, go, go, go! All right.
Okay! On three.
One, two - Come on! - three! Come on.
Let's go.
Oh, my God.
Don't touch it.
It's working.
We got power! We got a signal! Yes! Ah! Come on! Yes! Come here, baby! - Yes! - Hey, listen! If you guys are all done stroking each other down there, you might wanna start transmitting sometime today! Hey, I am so proud of you.
But I have to go now.
- What? - Plan B! - I love you.
- I love you, too.
All right, come here.
You wanna do it? No.
You do it.
You do it.
You do it.
Hey! You see those clouds out there? Motherfucker.
We should find shelter.
Once we get up the hill, we Okay, I just You go ahead.
I I just need to sit a minute.
No sitting.
We keep moving.
Come on.
We're almost over the hill.
I can't You hear that? We're going in the right direction.
We just We just need to keep going.
Almost there.
Almost there.
Right here, on this one.
On top, on top.
Remember? That's it.
Can anyone out there hear me? This is an SOS call.
We need help.
Right, next one.
Can anyone out there hear me? This is an SOS call.
We need help.
Next one.
Can anybody out there hear me? This is an SOS call.
That storm's coming in pretty quick.
You need to pack it in, start again tomorrow.
Why don't we just give it a few more minutes? You have got about ten minutes before the wind blows that goddamn tower off the roof.
You need to get your boy inside.
All right.
Go in the house.
- I wanna stay.
- Listen to me.
Go in the house.
I'll be in in a few minutes, okay? Everything's fine.
Hand it over.
Go on.
It's gonna be okay.
Here, give me that.
- All right, what you gotta do - Yeah, I know.
Remember, we lose this radio, and the whole thing's done.
Is anybody out there? Does anybody read me? This is an SOS call.
Oh, Jim, we need to stop! Fuck! Ugh.
All right, um Hello? Hello? Is there someone there? Uh, yes, yes, we're here! Uh Oh, my God, you have no idea, um Oh, Jesus.
Uh, listen, we don't have very much time.
Where are you? Whoa, whoa, slow down.
Is this Jim? Sorry.
What? Jim Matthews? Who is this? Your wife shouldn't be digging that hole, Jim.
Watch my kids.
Watch my kids! - Where's he going? - I don't know.
Move! Hey, what happened? - Where's he going? - He, um Donna, what happened? What the fuck? You're here.
He said that you would come.
What? The Boy in White.
He said that you would come, that I should wait.
We have to go.
It's not safe here.
This is where they sleep.
What? You see? They make drawings too.
Oh, my God.
We have to go.
We have to go now! Now! Tabitha! Tabitha! Tabitha! Boyd? Boyd! - Go! - No, I'm not leaving you here.
Ah! Hey.
Hey, hey! Listen to me! If you don't go - we are both gonna die.
- No.
Listen! Listen to me.
One of us has gotta get outta here.
One of us has gotta go back and tell the others.
We can both go back.
We can.
We just need to find shelter.
- Sara - I'm not leaving you here! Sara, look up.
Nathan was right about this place.
It's angry now.
You have to get inside.
Over there.
You'll be safe in there.
The tree.
The tree! We'll be safe there.
- What are you - Just just trust me! Please! Oh, fuck! - Good! - There.
- Good, good, good! - There.
- Get in.
- What? - We have to get inside.
We'll be safe in there.
- How do you I'll be right behind you.
I'll follow behind Sara, what Hey, hello? Hello? Hey! Hey! Hello?! Can anybody hear me?! Help! Hey.
Hey! Hey! Hello?! Hey!
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