Gen V (2023) s01e06 Episode Script


- Oh, my Sorry, I thought
- Sorry, we're just leaving.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I don't remember what
happened last night.
There are days that I am missing.
[CATE] I think I know who did this.
Emma, it's me, Sam.
The Woods, the-the Stardust Drive-In.
I'm gonna find a way
to make you remember.
- Remember what?
- That you're a hero.
[MARIE] That guy's crazy.
Kind of cute, though, right?
[CATE] Your parents
shot you up with a dangerous drug
to make a buck off you.
My parents are dead
because I killed them.
I fucking hate myself.
[CATE] I grabbed my little brother
and I told him to go away
and never come back.
That was the first time
my powers showed up.
[MARIE] I think something
really fucked happened to us
and I think Dean Shetty is a part of it.
I am this fucking close
to perfecting the virus.
[EMMA] It's Cate. Cate made
Golden Boy forget he even had
a brother over and over and over
- Tell them it isn't true.
- [CATE] I'm so sorry.
You're a fucking monster.
Remember everything I made you forget.
So glad I had to relive
that fucking nightmare.
I have to go get Sam.
Also, you're a cunt.
[MARIE] Shetty made you do this?
You were in my fucking head.
- I'm sorry.
- You had no fucking right.
I thought I was
Whoa. Hey.
doing the right thing.
[MARIE] How could she do this to us?
[JORDAN] I'll never
forgive her for this.
- [MARIE] Andre?
I think she made Luke kill Brink.
And kill himself.
I don't I don't think so.
I don't
- think she would do that.
- No.
That is exactly what she does.
She makes you fall in love with her
and then she fucks you over.
No. This school fucks you over.
You know, getting into God U
was the best day of my life.
And it's no different than
the shithole I grew up in.
You know what's wild? I can handle that.
I can even deal with the fact that my
my father's a coward piece of shit.
But all of this?
After everything
I mean, she was fucked over
just like the rest of us.
No. No. She was a part of it, Marie.
I think we should talk to her.
Because then I'd just forgive her.
[JORDAN] Help! I need some help in here!
Holy shit! What happened?
When she pushes too much,
it fucks with her head.
- Didn't you learn CPR?
- Where?
At superhero school? Jesus!
Her her pulse is slowing.
- Can you speed it up?
- I don't know. I-I, um
- What if it kills her?
- Just do something.
She's breathing. She's breathing.
Wh When does she wake up?
Hello, Betsy. How are you feeling?
[CHUCKLES] Interesting.
How long has she been like this?
Since I injected
the virus, two days ago.
- Is there any risk of us getting sick?
- No, no.
None at all.
The virus only affects Supes.
It attaches to the Compound V
in their blood.
This is payoff for all the work
I've done with Sam.
A way to compassionately control Supes.
My report to Vought will
be ready to submit today.
No. Not until we're ready.
We are ready.
These results are exactly
what they've been looking for.
It's the very reason The Woods exists.
I agree with you, Dr. Cardosa,
but we mustn't get premature.
What do you mean?
Concentrate the dose.
Let's see how sick we can make her.
Cate. Cate, can you hear us?
- Has she ever pushed this much before?
- Who cares?
This is what she gets
for mind-raping her friends.
Holy shit, where'd she go?
[DUSTY] Um, guys?
Oh, what the fuck?
[DUSTY] Oh, shit.
[JORDAN] What's happening?
Maybe Cate's more powerful
than we thought.
Whatever. I'm done with this shit.
[MARIE] Andre, wait.
We don't even know where we are.
Or what she did to us.
[WOMAN] Caleb!
Who is that?
Come back! Please!
I'm sorry, ma'am, but we've
been looking for three days.
Don't. He's only six years old.
[SNIFFLES] Keep looking.
- Caleb?
- Caleb?
Yeah, that was Cate's brother's name.
The one she sent away.
Mommy? Mommy!
Cate, wait!
wait there.
Holy shit. This is a memory.
[CATE'S MOM] I don't feel safe with her.
[SIGHS] We're in Cate's head.
[YOUNG CATE] Mommy, it was an accident.
Why did Caleb listen to me?
He never does.
- I don't feel safe with her.
- Okay.
Why don't you come with me, Cate?
We'll sort this out, all right?
Mommy, I didn't mean to.
Hey, do you like dogs?
We got a K9 unit over here,
they'll let you pet one.
All right? Just come with me.
Okay, just give me
a little distance, would you?
What are you greasy sack
of fuck nuts doing in here?
- What in the fuck?
- Soldier Boy?
What are you doing in here?
I'm Cate's imaginary friend
from when she was a kid.
Boyfriend, really.
I taught her how to jerk off.
Diddle that Skittle. Flick the bean.
How to find that man in the canoe.
She came like a faucet.
She'd crank up the Jonas Brothers
and she'd hump a Soldier Boy pillow.
She'd raw-dog that pillow
till she saw God.
It was pretty romantic.
- Hell yeah, brother.
- Shut the fuck up.
Fuck you.
She just didn't like, she didn't
like Jonas Brothers, was all.
I know you.
Yeah, you're Cate's new fuckboy.
She really loves you.
But whatever.
Boys, they come and go.
But she always comes back to a little
pillow talk.
- Fuck you.
You're a Russian agent is what you are.
Andre. Bigger shit going on right now.
What the hell you talking about?
- Turns out you were radicalized by the Russians.
- Fuck you.
I'm no godless, dickless commie.
I'm red-blooded.
But not commie red.
Red-white-and-blue red.
I fart "The Star-Spangled Banner".
You're pretty fucking weird, dude.
Yeah? Knock knock. Who's there?
Go fuck your face.
Okay. Fine. Whatever.
We need to know what's going on.
Well, beats me.
Cate wants you in here for some reason.
You better figure it out quick, though,
before you get stuck in here.
Wait, stuck in here?
Like forever?
- [SOLDIER BOY] See that?
That wasn't lightning.
That was a burst blood vessel.
Cate's head is unraveling in real time.
She becomes a vegetable, so do you.
All right, listen to me.
You really want to live,
then the single most important
thing I can tell you
Oh, shit. Soldier Boy's dead.
If that's what happens
to her imaginary friend,
what happens to us?
- We should go.
- Yeah.
That guy was a dick, right?
You came back.
Heroes always come back, right?
You remembered.
I missed you.
For real?
For real-real.
Should we
You mean You mean like sex?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Yes, just I've, uh
I've never
Like never?
I mean, my
And he's competent.
- But
I want to.
With you.
Are you sure? I mean,
there's no pressure.
Show me how.
I see ♪
The signs ♪
Of a lifetime ♪
You till I die ♪
Can I touch you?
- Here?
- Uh-huh.
Irish goodbye ♪
Does that feel nice?
What if ♪
It's not meant ♪
For me? ♪
Love ♪
What about
Even better.
I'm gonna move your hand, okay?
What if it's not meant for me ♪
Oh, fuck.
Are you okay, Sam?
Of a lifetime ♪
Oh. Oh, God.
[SHOUTS] Oh, God.
What-what if, what if Cate
is dying in the real world?
And what happens if she dies
and we're still in here?
[DUSTY] Then kill me now.
Why am I here? I don't even like Cate.
Can you bitches slow down, please?
[INSTRUCTOR] function,
derivative, and integral.
A function defines the connection
between two variables,
such as distance and time,
temperature and volume, et cetera,
- in an equation.
Keep your distance.
And don't let her touch you.
You can leave us.
Hello, Cate.
My name's Indira.
I'm not afraid of you, Cate.
How long have they kept you here?
Nine years.
[SHETTY] I am so sorry to hear that.
I can't imagine how hard
that must be for you to bear.
You don't have to wear
the gloves if you don't want to.
I trust you.
I'm supposed to wear them
whenever anyone's here.
I'm here to help you.
What happened to your brother
was a terrible tragedy.
It was an accident.
Now, I know that you think
it's your fault
but it's not.
It was my fault.
- My mother
- Your mother is afraid.
Because you are exceptionally powerful.
But keeping you in here
will only fuel that fear.
What you need is help
understanding your power.
Help controlling it.
I've tried. It doesn't work.
Sometimes the thoughts are so loud,
I feel like I'm going crazy.
What if I told you we could
make the voices stop?
If you take these every day
those voices won't
bother you anymore.
Would you like a hug? Yeah?
Come on.
I haven't been to class in years.
Oh, my God.
I'm Luke.
You, uh
you seem pretty smart.
Could I cheat off of you?
You're gonna ride my coattails?
All the way to the top.
We-we should, we should leave,
I-I can't be here.
I miss you, man.
I-I miss you, too, man.
So fucking much.
But you know what?
I don't believe you.
You thought I didn't know.
- Know what?
- Andre,
what's he talking about?
Oh, we really shouldn't do this.
What if Luke finds out?
Yeah. Yeah, we really
How many times?
- Are you fucking serious?
- No.
Was that real?
She didn't make you do it, did she?
You wanted to.
Behind my back.
I'm-I'm sorry.
I thought you were my best friend.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
out of my way, cunts!
Oh, Jesus.
I can't switch.
My powers aren't working either.
- [ANDRE] Marie, Marie, Marie!
- [JORDAN] Run!
Go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go, go!
Seriously, Andre?
You're that guy?
- What, you don't think I feel like a piece of shit?
I loved her.
[LUKE] Stop fucking lying to me.
[BRINK] Hey, you need to calm down.
[LUKE] No, I'm not gonna calm down
unless you give me some answers.
[BRINK] Luke, you know
what I always tell you.
[LUKE] No, fuck that, okay?
I don't want to hear any more
- of your bullshit
- Hey.
Oh, shit.
[MARIE] Do we think Cate's in there?
She isn't. This isn't Cate's memory.
It's mine.
- How the fuck is it yours?
- Professor Brink, you okay?
- [LUKE] What the fuck
- was that, Brink?!
- [BRINK] I need some help in here.
What the fuck did you just do?
Where's Sam? I want
to see him right now.
What's going on?
He's a fucking liar.
Tell me everything.
What the hell is going on, Jordan?
[BRINK] It's all right, buddy.
It's all right.
I'll tell you everything.
Just take it easy. Easy.
[LUKE] You're so full of shit.
Deep breath.
I need a response team in here now.
What do I always say, huh?
Being a hero, it's not about the glory.
- It's about
- It's about sacrifice.
I know, sir, but what the hell
kind of sacrifice was that?
Well, Luke Luke needs
cutting-edge treatments,
put him over the edge.
That boy could be Homelander strong.
But sometimes
sometimes he has a bad reaction.
If Luke's getting cutting-edge
treatments, I want 'em, too.
Always looking out for yourself, huh?
Kid, you got a strong head.
You don't need 'em.
Tell me, do you remember
sitting in that chair,
a scared-shitless freshman
who never wanted to switch?
And I promised that I would
always take good care of you.
people just don't understand
the lows it takes
to reach great heights.
And so now I want you to promise me,
as my new T.A.,
that you will always protect me.
Not a word of this to anyone.
You're making me your T.A.?
That's how you became
Brink's gatekeeper?
Of course. Because you've earned it.
Can I trust you?
Yes, sir.
- I'm honored.
[MARIE] So you knew.
You knew Golden Boy
attacked Brink before.
- I don't know what I knew.
- Looks like you knew a lot.
He said he was juicing Golden Boy!
- What would any of you done?
- Something, Jordan!
We could have stopped
everything right here.
Saved someone.
Like we always wanted.
But instead we're a fucking T.A.
saving our own ass.
I loved Brink. He was good.
Or not.
- But he was good to us.
- He was nice to us.
Nice is all it takes
for us to let someone
get royally fucked?
You're a coward.
And you always will be.

I think I saw God.
- Like 14 times.
I think I saw
I mean
Yeah, that was
that was good.
Just good?
You regret it, don't you?
No. The opposite.
You, and that, was amazing.
I don't think I can do that 24/7.
I-I mean, maybe
- 23/7.
I'm messed up, Emma.
You should be with someone that isn't.
Well, maybe I want to be with you.
I mean, I'm messed up, too.
I have really bad breath.
- It's like really bad.
And we both smell like sweaty popcorn.
- We do?
- Is that is that normal?
- Yes.
Yes. Yes, we do.
And no, it's not.
I don't mind.
I wish we could stay here forever.
Me, too.
Let's run away together.
Probably shouldn't be
doing this right now ♪
No more running, Sam.
Probably shouldn't be doing this ♪
I know some people who can help us.
Trust me.
Coming after you ♪
But I'm here with you, here with you ♪
- Right now ♪
- Coming after you ♪
Coming after you ♪
But I'm here with you, here with you ♪
Right now ♪
[MARIE] Oh, shit.
This is
- The Woods.
- The Woods.
And the thing I don't get is,
that was my memory, not Cate's.
It's like her shit and our shit
are bleeding together.
Yeah, let's talk about
your shit, actually.
- Yeah.
- I'm sorry, okay?
I bought into all of Brink's bullshit.
He was just like Shetty,
and I didn't want to see it.
Fuck this place.
I'm gonna make it right. For Luke.
What the fuck are they doing?
What the fuck are you guys doing to me?!
- Sam!
- Hurry. Now.
Sam, wake up! Sam!
Cate. Cate, help me.
- Help me out of here.
- I'm so sorry.
You're gonna forget this is happening.
Cate, please.
You're gonna forget about The Woods.
Your brother is dead.
Go to sleep.
Forget. Forget. Forget.
Holy shit.
She knew everything
from the fucking jump.
How many times do you think
she did that to him?
A lot.
You think that's what broke him?
Seems like it broke both of them.
[CATE] It's not working.
I think it's messing with his head.
He keeps remembering, like
like a dam breaking.
[BRINK] Oh, he seems fine to me.
He's burning hotter than ever.
You see? You're helping him, Cate.
You're doing a wonderful job.
Make them forget.
- We're fucked.
- Over there!
- Let's go!
Oh, no.
I know that door.
[JORDAN] Is that you?
You killed them.
I'm not I-I didn't
I didn't mean to, I
You tell everyone you lost
control, but you didn't.
You were angry that they barged in,
and-and everything that happened
happened because you wanted it to.
No matter how hard
you try to be a hero
you'll always be a murderer to me.
I'll never forgive you.
And you shouldn't either.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I-I ruined everything.
I-I didn't understand my powers, I
Like you, Cate!
You told me it wasn't my fault!
None of this is our fault.
[SHETTY] Your mom and dad
wasn't your fault.
[MARIE] I'm not a monster.
[CATE] Your parents shot you up
with a dangerous drug
when you were a baby
to make a buck off you.
Don't spend a fucking minute
crying over them.
[SHETTY] What happened
to your brother was an accident.
I know that you think it's your fault,
but it wasn't.
[CATE] It is not your fault.
You shouldn't be here.
Cate, we're here now,
trying to wake you up.
You can wake up right now.
I won't stop you anymore.
Come on, let's all wake up
and get the fuck out of here.
We've been through this.
You're fucked-up.
I'm fucked-up.
The one thing that is
really apparent now
is that we are all fucked-up.
I don't want to wake up.
No, fuck that.
Doesn't matter what the fuck you want.
Andre, I'm sorry.
No. No, sorry doesn't cut it.
You want to forget your problems
and not wake up?
- No, fuck you.
- Hey, hey, Andre.
I didn't want someone that I love
to burrow into my fucking brain.
You manipulated us.
Me. You manipulated me.
And I know, I know that
your parents hurt you, that Shetty
I see it. I see it.
But I wish you would've chose
something different.
Because I love you and I don't
want to fucking love you
because I'll never trust you again.
But right now you have a choice.
You finally have a choice.
So wake the fuck up.
You don't get to throw this all away.
Now I need you to remember.
So wake up.
Is this real?
Oh, thank God you're here.
- Holy shit. You found him.
- Yeah.
You have sex hair.
No, I don't.
Um, everyone, hi,
we kind of met before, um
This is Sam.
- Sam!
- Sam, get off.
Hey, listen.
Let her go.
She hurt you. And she hurt Luke.
But you don't have to hurt her back.
You're better than that. Hey.
Hey, look at me.
You trust me, right?
Let her go.
I-I know you guys don't trust me.
Yeah. And you're gonna have to
work really hard to get it back.
Let's start with The Woods.
- What is Shetty doing down there?
- I don't know.
They were using Sam
to augment Luke's powers,
but they were doing
other stuff to him, too.
- And other kids.
- What other stuff?
Bad stuff.
She hates us.
Shetty was directing it all.
So she's the answer.
We do this
and there's no going back.
I-I don't know what to do.
I didn't mean to, I was
just following orders.
We killed a Supe.
My God.
I-I mean, I thought she'd get the flu.
Some vomiting. Maybe diarrhea.
So the virus worked?
Only five millimeters more,
that was all.
All right.
Now can you make it contagious?
Time, time, time ♪
See what's become of me ♪
While I looked around
for my possibilities ♪
I was so hard to please ♪
Look around ♪
Leaves are brown ♪
And the sky
is a hazy shade of winter ♪
Hear the Salvation Army band ♪
Down by the riverside ♪
It's bound to be a better ride ♪
Than what you've got planned ♪
Carry a cup in your hand ♪
Look around ♪
Leaves are brown ♪
And the sky
is a hazy shade of winter ♪
Hang on to your hopes, my friend ♪
That's an easy thing to say ♪
But if your hopes should pass away ♪
Simply pretend that you
can build them again ♪
Look around ♪
Grass is high ♪
Fields are ripe ♪
It's the springtime of my life ♪
Seasons change with the scenery ♪
Weaving time in a tapestry ♪
Won't you stop and remember me? ♪
Look around, leaves are brown ♪
And the sky
is a hazy shade of winter ♪
Look around ♪
Leaves are brown ♪
There's a patch
of snow on the ground ♪
Look around, leaves are brown ♪
There's a patch
of snow on the ground ♪
Previous EpisodeNext Episode