From (2022) s02e10 Episode Script

Once Upon a Time...

- [BOYD] Previously on From
[MARTIN] There's darkness in the forest,
nightmares you can't
even begin to imagine.
My blood is your blood now.
Every time I see something
really weird, I see this symbol.
I've seen this.
Like in a vision or something?
[TABITHA] No, on the
walls in the tunnels.
Victor said his mother
wanted to rescue the children
that were locked in the tower,
that it was the only
way to get everyone home.
All this time I thought the
children were trying to scare me, but
what if they're just asking for my help?
- Do you hear that?
Help me!
Please! Please, I need help!
She was talking in her sleep.
What did she say?
"They touch, they break, they steal.
No one here is free."
[BOYD] There's something else here now.
Something new.
It's not safe for anyone
to go to sleep tonight.
- Every one of you
- Get him upstairs!
- is gonna fucking die!
- Get him outta here now!
[ELGIN] I just remembered my dream.
There was this boy all dressed in white,
and he kept repeating the same phrase.
"Here they come"
- " they come for three,
unless you stop the melody."
[BAKTA] I know that one.
It's an old nursery rhyme.
- "They touch, they break,
they steal, no one here is free.
Here they come, they come for three,
unless you stop the melody."
- Julie! Stop!
They're upstairs.
Your mom and
Victor took Ethan to the diner.
Hey, uh, Boyd
You should go upstairs just
in case they need your help.
That kid
should be picking
out a prom dress, not
laying in there like
The problem is there's
too much we don't know.
It's like opening a book
and starting from the middle
or trying to imagine what
a jigsaw puzzle looks like
when all you have is a
few random pieces, right?
And not even the helpful
ones, like corners or edges.
Just vague fucking
The trick is you find
two pieces that connect.
Then at least you have a place to start.
Hey. Hey, where are you going?
We need to talk to Sara.
Well, if we can't sleep anymore,
then what's the point?
I'm telling you, we
should all just fucking go.
Get some supplies, set out,
and see what we can find.
Boyd tried that already.
Yeah, well, maybe
Boyd isn't the end-all,
be-all answer to everything.
What are we even doing out
here? Randall was an asshole.
Yeah, well, you're an asshole too,
and I wouldn't leave
you out here to rot.
Aw, fuck me.
Finally got out of my goddamn room
and I'm on corpse-collecting duty.
Go check out down there.
Elgin, this way.
Appreciate you coming.
It feels good to do something useful.
Oh, you've done plenty.
That dream of yours, for all we know
that'll prove to be the answer to this.
Weird as that fucking sounds.
Yeah, maybe.
[DALE] You're gonna want to see this!
I don't think this guy's dead.
Oh, shit.
Didn't you say there'd
be dead monsters out here?
So much for silver bullets.
Yeah. Get him in the van.
Aw, fuck.
- Get him in the van!
- Okay.
Her pulse is nice and strong
and she's taking big, deep breaths.
Let's see here.
- Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.
What's happening? What's happening?
- Oh, what's happening?
- I don't know!
- What's going on?
- What's happening?
I don't I don't know!
- Do something! Do something!
[JIM] Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
- Julie! Julie!
- Oh my God!
- [JIM] What is this?
- I don't know.
- [FATIMA] Marielle!
Marielle! Hey, hey.
Hey, look at me.
Marielle, Marielle, talk to me!
WILL BE, WILL BE]" plays]
When I was just a little boy ♪
I asked my father ♪
"What will I be?" ♪
"Will I be handsome?" ♪
"Will I be rich?" ♪
Here's what he said to me ♪
Que sera sera ♪
Whatever will be will be ♪
The future's not ours to see ♪
Que sera sera ♪
What will be will be ♪
Now I have children of my own ♪
They ask their father ♪
"What will I be?" ♪
"Will I be pretty?" ♪
"Will I be rich?" ♪
I tell them tenderly ♪
Que sera sera ♪
Whatever will be will be ♪
The future's not ours to see ♪
Que sera sera ♪
What will be will be ♪
Que sera sera ♪
[SARA] So, how is this supposed to help?
[BOYD] When we were in the forest,
you said a little boy in white
told you to get into the tree.
It's the same tree that put
me in the goddamn chamber
where all this started.
- [SARA] So
- Well, it turns out
Elgin had a dream about
a little boy in white,
told him part of a nursery rhyme,
the same one Paula kept
repeating before she died.
"They touch, they break, they steal,
no one here is free.
Here they come, they come for three,
unless you stop the melody."
That make any sense to you?
Anything else you can tell
me about the little boy?
He was trying to help us.
Okay, so this random
little kid is running around
a magical forest doing good?
Popping up in people's dreams and
I don't think he
really was a little boy.
Come on.
Hey, Sara, listen up.
This is it right now.
When I told you there was a
chance that you could still
do some good, that you
could help the people here
it's right now, you understand?
It's right over there.
All right. This is it.
This whole, whole thing
was a there was a
there was someone chained
to a wall right here.
Right here. Then there was a hole
that went down 40, 50 feet, and I had
What's wrong?
I can hear it.
The music.
It's here.
- What are you talking about?
- The music box.
- It's It's here.
- Where?
It's here.
There's There's no
music box here, Sara.
Yeah, no, there is. There is.
I can I can hear it, I'm
telling you, I I can
What's wrong?
What's wrong?
I can hear them screaming.
[BOYD] What?
There's There's There's something.
There's something.
It's here.
It's hurting them.
Boyd, what the fuck is going on?
Hey, Sara, Sara. Talk
Talk Talk to me.
"Here they come, they come for three."
It needs them!
It needs them to stay.
It needs them to
- Okay. Okay.
We gotta get her out of here. Come on.
- Kenny, Kenny, come on!
- Yeah.
Come on, come on, come on buddy.
Lift up. There we go.
- Come on.
It's all right. It's all
right. I'm sorry, I'm sorry.
[SARA] No, don't! Stop! Stop!
[BOYD] Okay. Okay.
Okay. Okay.
All right.
It's laughing at you.
- What?
- For bringing it back to town.
For setting it free.
It wants to hurt us.
It wants to make us suffer.
It got so excited when
it touched your arm.
[BOYD] How do I stop this? Sara?
- How do I stop it?
- Julie?
- Julie.
- Julie?
- Julie.
Ju Julie.
Ow! Julie.
- Julie and the others.
- Yeah.
They're dying.
They're dying.
And when they die,
it'll be too late.
You need to make it stop!
Okay. Make what stop?
The music! The music!
- You have to make the music stop!
- Okay, how?
How do I stop something I can't see?
- I don't know!
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Oh. All right. All right.
[WOMAN] Just breathe.
That's it.
Just breathe.
Close your eyes.
Let's pray.
Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death
I will fear no evil,
for Thou art with me.
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me
Take the guns and lock them in the shed.
I don't want them in the house.
We managed to make it through the night.
Now we just have to see about today.
Come on.
There's something I have to do,
and I need you to say it's okay.
The last time Victor saw his mother,
she told him that there were
children locked in a tower,
that if she helped them,
then everyone could go home.
I don't understand.
All all these
children I've been seeing,
the dreams I've been
having about a tower
what if she was right?
What if the only way to save
Julie is to find that tower?
- Tabby
- Honey, I know,
- I know it sounds crazy.
- I had a theory about this place
that almost got me killed.
- Well, this is different.
- How?
It just is.
- Jim,
our daughter is laying in that room
like something out of a nightmare.
She called for me last night
and I couldn't do anything to help her.
I was just standing there
and all I could think and see was
Thomas lying on the fucking floor.
I can't. I can't, Jim.
We can't sit here hoping for the best.
Victor's mother left this
place, and she never came back.
Whatever she went to
do, she never came back.
Victor had to grow up here alone.
What if that happens to you?
I know.
That's why I need you to tell
me that it's okay for me to go.
I have to try this, Jim. Please.
When Julie wakes up,
she's gonna be hungry.
We make her favorite.
- Hey.
- We brought home food.
Oh, good.
Um, Victor, can I talk to
you for a minute, please?
Is Victor in trouble?
No, no.
You come help me.
You said your mother wanted
to rescue the children
that were locked in the tower.
Do you know the way to the tower?
But I I know the way
to the bottle tree.
The what?
This is how you get to the tower.
You You have to
visit the bottle tree.
Can you take me there?
I think so.
Can you give us a second?
Jim, I have to try this.
I have to at least try.
I just
I know. I know. I know, baby. I know.
So, what are we supposed to do?
We head back to town.
Wait, wait, wait, what?
She just said that
the music box is here.
It's here. We have to
find it, we have to
Yeah, how do you expect we do that?
I don't know,
but I'm pretty sure it's
not by going back into town!
People's lives are at stake here!
Hey, I don't need a fucking
reminder of what's at stake!
There's nothing we can do here. Not yet.
Look, we're dealing with things
that are beyond our scope of
We know more now than
we knew this morning.
That's a win.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
So, what are we
What are we supposed to tell people?
We tell people that
we are working on it.
The best thing we can do now is
help people feel a little more calmer,
help 'em feel less afraid.
Can you do that?
Yeah. Yeah.
Good man.
You all right?
Why do people always ask that
when the answer's obvious?
Look, man, I'm sorry about last night.
Putting you in that room,
we were just trying to
It was my fault.
I lost my shit.
Paula was the one who
was good in a crisis.
I never realized how fragile we are.
How easily we break.
I was downstairs making
dinner like an idiot.
There was nothing you could've done.
This was nobody's fault.
Nobody's fault.
How's he doing?
I just can't imagine what I'd
do if something like that
if it was you. [EXHALES]
- Hey, come here.
It wasn't me.
Let's get married.
- Today.
- [CHUCKLES] Yeah.
Look, we have no idea
what's gonna happen,
or if your dad's gonna find a way to
[CHUCKLES] If this is the end,
then I want it to end with you.
I wanna get married.
[LAUGHS] Okay, yeah, sure. Yeah.
So, this is what you're
doing with my bar?
- It's a thought experiment.
- Ah.
I used to find this helpful
when I was developing my, um
You died.
Well, just wanted to make
sure we were on the same page.
Well, aren't you gonna
ask me if I'm real?
I imagine this is some sort
of stress-induced psychosis,
and you will disappear
soon enough on your own.
So what's all this supposed to do?
It's a way of reorienting
my perspective.
I'm trying to
trying to find a different
way to look at this symbol.
Because I've been looking at it wrong.
There's gotta be an answer here,
I'm just I'm not seeing it.
You know I just thought
What? What is it?
You changed the still.
You're welcome.
I think you're overthinking it.
Oh, do you, Dead Tom?
In what way? Hm?
You already know what you have to do.
Tabitha told you she saw this
symbol down in the tunnels.
The question is,
how far are you willing
to go to find answers?
Going down into those
tunnels would be insane.
- Even if it saves Julie's life?
- Oh, fuck.
You know, I don't even know if
I'd find anything down there!
Of course you do. It's natural design.
Same reason your brain's in your skull,
your heart's behind your ribs.
Nature will always put
what's most precious
in the spots most difficult to reach.
Nothing about this place is natural.
Nothing about this place is familiar.
There's a difference.
If there's answers to be found
and granted, that's
a that's a big if
that's where they'll be.
All right, so I'm supposed to what?
I'm supposed to take advice from some
You ran into a house
that was falling down
to save Tabitha and
she wasn't even there.
And you know what?
Given the choice, I'd
do the same thing again.
Well, then you're a
fucking idiot. Like
You don't make moral choices based
on the outcomes you expect.
You make them based on
whether or not you think they're right.
When I ran into that
house, I wasn't thinking
about the Trolley Problem,
or determinism, or
wasn't thinking of any of that.
There's a 16-year-old girl
over there who needs your help.
Did you bury Paula?
Did you bury Paula yet?
Jesus Christ.
I'll do it.
I'll go and find some people to help.
You're doing the best you can.
Fuck it!
You putting the guns away?
Yeah. Donna was worried about
leaving them in the house.
No, it's smart. You need a hand?
No, I'm just about done.
It's okay. [SHUSHING]
It's okay. It's okay.
You're just gonna go a little
sooner than the rest of us.
Everything's a system.
Everything's connected.
Everything's gonna be fine.
Everything's gonna be fine.
Fuck my life.
- No, no, no, no, no, no!
Fucking piece of shit! Come on!
Okay, I got this.
Easy peasy.
Easy fucking peasy.
Anybody up there?
Tell you what
if you are up there
you're a real fucking
asshole, you know that?
You enjoying this?
If Khatri were here, Khatri would say,
"God moves in mysterious ways."
Oh yeah, yeah, 'cause Khatri had a plan.
He thought you put him
here for a reason. He
He thought that we were gonna
walk out into those woods
like Butch Cassidy and the
motherfucking Sundance Kid!
He thought that right up until the time
one of those things
slit his fucking throat!
What did he do with his last breaths?
He prayed.
He gasped out that fucking
prayer so that you would know.
So that he could show you that
he had he never lost faith.
You know what, motherfucker?
I ain't here to pray.
If you are anything other
than some bedtime fucking story
that we tell ourselves,
then you will tell me why!
Why you made me think I could fix this.
Some kind of fucking hero
gonna lead these people home,
when all I am is a dumb motherfucker
who keeps getting people killed!
Damn it!
You fuck. You think this is funny?
Huh? You up there somewhere
having a fucking laugh?
Huh? Huh?
Just answer me! Answer me!
Huh? Say something!
You know
tampering with a mailbox
is a federal crime.
Come in.
How's she doing?
She's getting worse.
She's, um, she's getting cold.
Is this really it?
Is this how it ends?
[SIGHS] I don't know.
You know, ever since
she walked off that bus I actually
allowed myself to believe that
there was a plan to all of this.
That there was something
we were meant to do here.
But there's no
There's no grand design.
We're all gonna die here.
And all this would
have been for nothing.
You know, my dad used to say,
"It's hard to see the sweater
when you're only just a thread."
I didn't really know
what he meant 'til now.
All of the people that
have gotten stuck here
maybe we aren't the
ones that get to go home.
But maybe what we did here
makes it easier for the
people who come next.
Maybe we're the reason
that they get to go home.
Just because we're only a thread
doesn't mean we don't matter.
There ya go.
Last thing you need is Khatri
haunting you over everything else.
It's too late for that.
Julie and Marielle.
Sara says they're dying.
And once they're gone, there's no
putting the genie back in the bottle.
Whatever this thing is, it just
waits for us to go to sleep and then
Like Paula.
She said the music box is there,
right there in the clearing.
Only it's not there.
Like looking at an instruction manual
with too many pages missing.
How am I How am I supposed
I saw my wife last night.
How'd she look?
There's gotta be rules, Donna.
There's gotta be something
I can hold in my hands.
There's got to be so
I did this.
I brought this thing back here.
Yup. You sure did.
You also gave a whole bunch
of people a lot more time
than they would've
had if wasn't for you.
You gave me more time.
Your son is about to get married.
Nothing official, I guess.
It's not like we have a priest anymore.
They're making the most
of whatever time they have.
You should do the same.
Come back to Colony House with me.
I'm not giving up.
[CHUCKLES] Did I say give up?
Boyd, this may be the last
few hours any of us get.
So why don't you just
stop being a goddamn martyr
and come and watch your son get married.
The end of the world will still be
here when the ceremony's done.
- [CHILD] Anghkooey.
- Anghkooey.
- Anghkooey.
CHANTING] Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey. Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey.
Anghkooey. Anghkooey
Did your mother say anything
else about the children?
How was she gonna save them?
I don't know. All she said
was that they needed her.
It's It should be
right right here.
No, no, no, no. These
These trees weren't
Hey, hey, hey. It was
a long time ago, Victor.
Maybe Maybe we took the wrong turn.
Over Over here.
Who put the bottles there?
I don't know.
This is where I found her.
Your mom?
Yeah, after everyone died,
I came looking for her.
Her body was
She didn't make it into the tree.
What do you mean into the tree?
It's a faraway tree.
The night the monsters
got into Colony House,
Julie said you both escaped
by climbing into a tree.
They always take you different places,
and you never know where you'll end up,
but my mother said this one was special,
that it would take her to
the tower, to the children.
And then what?
That's all I remember.
Oh. Yeah. Here.
I put some snacks inside for you.
- Thank you, Victor.
- Yeah.
Does it hurt to go through?
No, it's just like
walking through a door.
- Okay. Okay.
- Mm.
Thank you.
Now go back to town.
Be careful.
Oh, my God.
What are we doing?
He wanted it to be a surprise.
He wanted what to be a surprise?
You're always saying that this view
makes even this place look like a dream,
so I figured
Is this okay?
This is perfect.
Hey, why don't we just go get him?
He's got a lot on his mind, you know?
Sheriff Stevens!
You made it.
What, are you kidding me?
Wild horses couldn't stop me.
Let's get this show on the road.
Okay, wait. Um
I know it's not much of an aisle, but
would you do me the honor?
- All right, you ready?
- Yeah.
And you don't have to call
me Sheriff Stevens anymore.
Shall we?
Ladies first.
Okay. Um
My father had a saying.
- Well, he had a lot of sayings, actually, but
Um, my favorite one was always
"Life is a journey through the unknown,
and though your eyes
and mind may sometimes
deceive you, your heart will never lie."
My heart's belonged to you
since the moment I met you.
You're the love of my life,
for as long as that life may last.
So, will you, Ellis Stevens
do me the honor of being my husband?
I will.
I made you something.
[EXHALES] Your turn.
Oh, it's a tough act to follow.
- Um
The day my family and I saw that tree,
our lives changed forever.
But the day that I saw
you get out of that car,
that's the day that
my life really began.
There have been
so many times here where I felt
like I was stumbling in the dark.
But each and every time,
you were the light
that guided me through.
You are my love.
You are my home.
You are my light in dark places.
Will you, Fatima Hassan-Rostami
will you do me the
honor of being my wife?
I will.
Well, the rules say we kiss now.
[DONNA] Boyd?
Where'd you go?
Are you okay, Dad?
Light in dark places.
I gotta go. I'm sorry.
- Hey.
- That's okay.
Oh. Gosh.
I love you guys.
- All right?
- Love you, too.
Will we get to see Thomas again?
- What?
- If we die.
Will we get to see Thomas again?
Yeah, we will.
Grandpa too?
Grandpa too.
Maybe it won't be so bad then.
She likes to sleep with two pillows.
[STAMMERS] Let me help you.
Hey, Reggie?
You did this.
Everything was fine
until you went into the forest.
- Hey.
- You're the reason
- all this is happening!
- Okay, hey, hey.
Listen, listen to me!
Listen to me.
I know you don't
understand this, I know,
but I think this torch, right here,
I think this is gonna help me fix this.
- I'm sorry, Boyd.
I always liked you.
Oh, fucking
Come on. Fuck.
Fuck. Fuck.
Come on.
Julie! Hey. Julie!
Hey, Julie. Hey, Julie.
Can you hear me?
Can you
I'm gonna get you out of here.
I'll get you outta here.
I'm gonna get you outta here right now.
- We're getting outta here.
Please. Destroying that box
isn't gonna end their suffering.
You'll only prolong it.
- No. I
- People in this town will suffer,
in ways you can't even imagine.
They're all gonna die, screaming.
What's wrong with her?
- Hey! It's okay.
- What's wrong?
What's wrong with her?
Honey! Honey, please, please.
You think you need to be the hero.
You think you need to be
responsible, to save them.
You don't have to suffer anymore.
You don't have to be afraid.
It's okay. None of this matters.
We can be together.
- I miss you so much.
- Wait, so, look, stop.
So, so whatever this thing is,
it just lets you come in
here for a little chat?
It knows you won't listen.
It wants you to fight.
It wants you to have hope
that you could actually win!
- Why?
- 'Cause hope is what makes you willing to suffer.
Hope is what sent you out
into the woods that day.
Hope is what made you leave me
alone when I needed you most.
It's not your fear that
feeds the forest, Boyd.
It's hope.
Let it go, Boyd.
If they don't die today,
they'll just die tomorrow.
- No.
Oh, you're okay. Hey.
Marielle, hey.
What's going on?
- Oh, honey.
- She's okay.
- [JULIE] Oh my God.
Your sister's okay.
Hi, baby. It's okay.
It's okay, yes.
Fuck you, motherfucker.
You don't break me.
You hear that?!
You don't fucking break me!
Drink this.
I'm fine.
I know you are.
Do it for me.
There's no more buzzing.
Does that mean it's over?
I sure hope so.
Where's Mom?
[CHILD] Anghkooey.
I'm sorry.
I really am.
This is the only way.
Just a moment.
[WOMAN] How are you feeling?
Where am I?
St. Anthony's Hospital. I'm Dr. Brody.
Three days ago a pair of
hikers found you in the woods.
You were lying unconscious
on the side of a trail.
Do you remember what
you were doing out there?
No, no, no, no, no.
No, no, no, no, no.
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