Ghost Wars (2017) s01e02 Episode Script

The Ghost in the Machine

1 Previously on "Ghost Wars" Something happened on that bus.
[CRASH] Roman! You have to get out of here, now! The people who died, when they died they came back.
Are you talking about ghosts? - You saw it? - I saw things, yes.
I'm not ordering an evacuation just because you guys decide to believe in ghosts.
They can put things in your mind.
You you can't trust what you see.
The bridge is out.
We're trapped.
You can see it now? Yeah.
What a mess.
At least they've given up trying to trick us.
Given up? No, I don't think they've given up.
They're gonna try to get us in other ways.
There's one here with us, isn't there? Who is it? Norm, you don't wanna know.
Let's go.
Wait, wait, wait.
I saw Jed Tucker sailing out of the marina this morning so maybe he's making a run for the mainland.
Even if Jed gets across there's 150 miles of open road before they even reach the nearest town.
It could be a week before we see any help.
Well, then maybe we convince someone to sail south to Canada.
We are on the edge of the continent out here, Norm.
Only an idiot would risk open waters.
Engine's making that noise again, Billy.
She's fine, Chewie.
- Do you really have to call me that? - Hey, hey, hey.
Every mate on me boat is Chewie.
Are we close? Yeah, we're about ten miles from my own personal hell.
We're gonna tie up, we're gonna unload our cargo, we're gonna get paid lots of money, and then we're gettin' the hell outta Port Moore.
- We were never there.
- Like we were never there.
[RUMBLE] What the hell was that? Check it out.
Check it out, Chew.
- A dead humpback.
A big one.
- Holy Holy shit.
What is happening? Now, cough.
I think you're fine.
But I don't feel good.
I'm thinking I have Chédiak-Higashi syndrome.
Really? So you think that you're suffering from a temporary mutation of the lysosomal regulator proteins? If it gets worse I'm going to get albinism.
Oh, okay.
Well, that's a risk I'm willing to take.
You go in there.
Better luck next time, kiddo.
Told you it wouldn't work.
- Uh-huh? Can you watch the girls after school today? - What about Sydney? - She came by the office and cancelled.
- What? Again? - Yeah.
Well, I've got patients all day.
It's like suddenly the entire town is sick.
Tell me about it.
I've got complaints up to my neck over the bridge closure.
God, the only thing worse than survivals is whiny survivalists.
These people don't have access to the mainland for six months.
They can go two days without a bridge.
- Hey.
- Uh-huh? Those whiny survivalists are my constituents.
Yes, I admire your commitment.
So are you gonna watch the girls? Yeah.
Tell them to meet me at the clinic after school.
You're my hero.
I know.
What are you two doing? You're supposed to be getting ready for school.
- We are.
- No.
I don't have time for this.
Let's go.
Come on.
[GROANS] You're meeting Mommy M at the clinic after school today, okay? Mm-hmm.
And don't bother her unless it's an emergency, which means? Fire.
[TOGETHER] Or blood.
Blood! And don't let her forget to feed you.
You know how she gets.
Harness? Go.
Come on, Izzy.
Let's go, honey.
What're you doing over there? What're you drawing, huh? It's Trevor.
Go meet up with your sister.
Port Moore would basically be a ghost town if it wasn't for Lambda.
Oh, yeah? Who's she? It's not a "she", it's an "it".
A fancy research company.
What do they research? I don't know and I don't care.
Right now they're our best customers.
Why would a bunch of nerds need smugglers, anyway? To smuggle shit.
- [BANG] - Son of a bitch.
You asshole.
When did you get back into town? Well, hello, sis.
I'm doing just fine, thanks for askin'.
- How are you? - Don't fuck with me today, Billy.
What've you been saying to the girls? My beautiful nieces? Nothing.
Isabel's drawing pictures of Trevor.
What's that got to do with me? Because you obviously told them about him.
Val, this is crazy talk.
Why would I give you even one more reason to hate me? Okay, whatever.
When are you leaving? - In and out.
- Yeah, make it fast.
- [BANG] - Nice to see you, Val! [CAR HORN] Hiya, Phil.
Can't let ya in, Billy.
New protocol.
Dude, seriously? Seriously? A shake-down? All right.
Here you go.
Here you go.
[SCOFFS] Keep your money, Billy.
Turn this piece of shit around and head back into town.
Well, I'm gonna have to go over your head then, Philly cheesesteak.
[CHUCKLES] Oh, you can try.
- [BEEPING] - Come on, you piece of shit.
Yeah, no cell service.
Been like that for days.
Okay, Phil, look.
I don't think you realize the importance of this delivery, okay? Well, maybe you should explain it to me.
All right.
Maybe I will.
Maybe I should.
That's what you want? Do you want me to explain it to you? - Maybe I will.
Right now? - Wait! - You want me to explain to you?! - Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
I got this, Phil.
I got this.
- Hi.
- 'Cause I will, Phil.
It's all good here, Phil.
- Gestapo Phil.
- Walk away.
He needs a gut punch right now, I'm tellin' ya.
Just don't antagonize him, all right? It's been crazy around here since the earthquake.
Earthquake? What what earthquake? - You don't know? - No.
Phones are down, bridge is out.
There's been a lot of - Oh.
- Forget it.
You wouldn't believe me if I told you.
I'm sorry.
Just You came on your boat? No, I swam.
The whole way.
Back stroke.
Yes, I came on my boat, baby.
Now let's just unload Burke's contraband science shit and get me paid and maybe you have time for a little - Yeah.
- Before I untie? It's a it's a bad time.
I can't pay you.
What? - Look.
When are you leaving? - Wait.
Did you say you can't pay me? Is this about me? It is not always about you, Billy.
- To me it is.
- It Okay.
Okay, fine.
I'll uh, I'll just keep your precious cargo and then I'll renegotiate a new higher price when you seem to want it.
Can we talk about this? We just did.
We just did.
- I'm gonna call your mom.
- [LAUGHS] - Say "hi" to her for me.
- Got her on speed dial.
Good one.
I thought so.
Well, that was a complete waste of time.
[CLOSES DOOR] - Hey! - Yeah.
Get that shit from the back of that truck and put it on my boat.
Let's get outta here.
No can do El Capitan, engine's dead.
What? She won't spark.
Really? Did you try and fix it? I'm not covered in grease 'cause I thought all it needed was a good hug.
Billy McGrath.
You know you owe me from last time.
I got it.
I just gotta get it from someone else.
That's what you said last time.
Karla, it's not a problem.
Lambda owes me big.
That's my seat.
Ask your husband.
Beer me? Thank you.
Thank you.
Rodney? Hey, Billy.
Doug takin' a piss? You guys rarely travel out of formation.
Doug's in jail.
Oh, that's nice.
Hey, Rodney, wanna fix my boat for me? No.
You just told Karla that you're broke.
Well, there's broke and then there's broke.
Hey, Karla.
Can I get a tequila please? Can I get one get one more? - Rough day? - Oh, I don't know.
Better than yesterday.
Oh, hey.
- You're uh, that - Freak? No, I was gonna say the psychic's kid.
Freaks are some of my favourite people in the world.
That explains him then.
Him? Him.
Him who? That's a ghost that's following you.
Well, I mean stalking you, actually.
Wait a minute.
What what'd you just say? That you said "ghost"? Yeah, ghosts.
Uh, spirits, the afterworld - He needs to go.
- Hang on a sec.
Like like like a dead person? - I'm not kiddin'.
- Hey, look, guys! - I don't want any trouble in here.
- Know what? I'm just gonna go.
- That's fine.
- No, you don't have to leave.
- No.
Here, sit down.
So what does this ghost look like? I'm gonna count to three.
Just does he have red hair? - One - Hey! I'm warning you.
Would you shut up? Please shut up.
This ghost.
Him, see? With the red hair? Underneath the "hearts"? - Does he look like him? - Two Billy, if I help you with this can you get me out of here on your boat? - Three! - I gotta go.
I get it.
Are you lost? Isn't everyone who goes in there? Well, I'd argue that everyone in there knows exactly where they are.
Well, you know what they say.
There's a sucker born every minute.
[CHUCKLES] It's good to see you, Billy.
Yeah, you too, Danny.
I mean "father".
You call me whatever you want.
We're friends, we always will be.
- Come on in.
- No.
No, I'm I'm good.
I'm good.
Uh, Danny.
As you see it, what's the over under on life after death? Who have you seen? That's not the response I was expecting.
Well, you're not alone.
Everybody in town's been seeing things, even me.
Things? Ghosts.
You're not the first person to say that to me today.
Well, if you've been talking to Roman Mercer then do yourself a favour and listen to him.
Do do priests, like, believe in this kind of shit? Well, when it comes to the paranormal the church has been tap dancing around that forever.
You know, on one hand the Vatican is not keen on delving into the occult.
On the other hand, well, you've heard the term "holy ghost" before.
So so if there is a heaven, why am I seeing Trevor walking around? Well, maybe his soul hasn't gone to heaven.
- Ah.
- Listen to me.
Catechism defines purgatory as the final purification of the soul, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned.
So so so like a a halfway house, or? Sort of more like a transit point where the body and the spirit reconcile separation before the soul well, goes to heaven.
Or hell.
Reconciliation? I got a feeling I got some waiting for me.
You okay? Well, look.
If you need to talk you know where to find me.
[STARTS ENGINE] [KNOCKING] - Marilynn, how're you doing? - Billy.
Val said you were back in town.
I'm sure she didn't quite put it that nicely.
I've got your over the counter Canadian muscle relaxant.
A little bit late as per my usual but there you go.
Well, my patients thank you.
- Let me get your cash.
- Oh, no.
It's on me.
It's on the house.
- Really? - Yeah.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Well, can I come in and say hi to my nieces? You know how she feels about this.
I'm sorry.
Let's not make this any more depressing than it already is.
Who is it? It's Norm.
- Not like that, use your cop voice.
- What? - It's my sister.
- Uh - Oh, shit.
- Open up! Police! - I don't want her to see me here.
- Well, go hide then.
Go hide.
Bare ass in the bow! Okay.
- Hey, Norm.
- Hey, Billy.
Well, what's going on? Listen, I'm sorry buddy, but I need to bring you in for questioning.
Seriously? [SIGHS] William McGrath, I'm gonna need you to come with me.
You, uh.
very authoritative, Norm.
You wanna tell me why? Yeah.
Trevor's body washed up last night.
No, it didn't.
That's impossible.
It's been ten years.
I don't understand it but what can I tell you, Billy? I saw it with my own eyes.
His body's at Sophia's.
You were the last person to see him alive, Billy.
You need to explain some inconsistencies in your original statement on the record.
I wanna see him.
Well, that's why we're here.
We're leaving now, Dr.
It doesn't make any sense.
I can't explain it.
After this much time he should have decomposed.
Maybe he was kept in a freezer.
Who would do a sick thing like that? There are tests you can do to see if that's the case, right Sophia? If I were a pathologist but I'm a mortician.
I'll give you guys a minute.
[DOOR CLOSES] You need to tell me what happened.
I told you.
I told everybody.
Tell me again.
Oh, why, here we go.
We went out on a catch.
There was a fast-moving squall.
Trevor was green, he was a rookie, he didn't feel comfortable on a boat.
He fell off the edge and we never found him.
That's great.
Now, tell me the truth.
That is the truth! I know you, Billy.
- I know how you operate.
- Yeah? Yeah.
You don't give a shit about anyone but you.
Trevor was dead then and he's just as dead now.
Look, I just need to know if you're responsible.
Copperhead Rose is my boat, Val.
I'm the captain.
That makes me responsible.
There's responsible and then there's responsible.
That's how adults behave.
They put everyone else first.
So maybe it's time you grew up and you started to act like one.
Why don't you just get rid of this little act? I see right through you, Val.
You know where you came from.
And so do I, and you can't run from that and neither can I.
Come on.
Rose, you gotta start for me.
- Come on, you gotta start for me.
- [ENGINE SPUTTERS] Come on, baby.
Come on, baby.
[ENGINE SPUTTERS] Come on, baby.
Shit's all shitty.
Trevor? No.
Goddammit! [SLAM] [SCREAMS] [WHISPERS] Stay away from me.
I'm sorry.
[GIGGLES] Hey, loser.
Heard you moved back into your mommy's place, huh? How's she doing? You talked to her lately? Yeah, that house must be awful quiet, huh? Yeah, I haven't seen her around.
Hey, Roman? Everything okay? Whatever.
- Come on, let's go.
- I'll see you soon, Roman, huh? Real soon.
That's why you wanna leave town? One of several reasons, yeah.
Well, maybe we can help each other out.
You know you know that spirit that you told me about? I I think he's on my boat.
So, what? You want me to, uh get rid of him for you? Yeah.
I mean, look.
You help me, I help you.
You you you chase a ghost and I can get outta there and I can take you with me.
- You'll take me with you? - Yeah.
Uh, okay.
I'll see what I can do.
I can't make any promises, though.
The ghost? It's my little brother, Trevor.
I know it.
So just don't hurt him.
What am I talkin' about? Just can you can you do it in a friendly way? - Whatever? - It's, um it's not your brother.
I get to see these things for what they really are and it wants you to believe that it's your brother but it's not.
[PANTING] [CLICK] [CLICK] [CLICKING] Goddammit! Is that Marcus, honey? Mm-hmm.
Do you know who this man is? It's Uncle Billy's friend.
You saw him and Uncle Billy together? Mm-hmm.
I'm not comfortable with this, Billy.
Sofia, just let Roman look at Trevor.
That's what I'm not comfortable with and last time he was in here Sheriff Sam died.
- No offense.
- I I know.
Just let him look.
One quick look and we're out, I promise.
I promise.
[GASPS] - What the hell? - [GASPING] - What the hell?! - Billy, this is - Billy, look at me.
- That's not Trevor.
- This is what I was talking about.
- What's going on? - They put things in your mind.
- Did you do this? - That's not that's not - That's okay.
It's it's what they do.
Like the bridge.
Okay? They're screwing with me? They're screwing with you, they're screwing with Sophia, they're screwing with everyone in town.
Get the hell out of my morgue.
Chewie and the boat.
I gotta get back to the boat.
- I gotta get back to the boat! - Billy! You're gonna be the death of me.
[PANTING] Got you, you son of a bitch! - [RUMBLING] - Shit.
Oh, shit! [SCREAMING] [SCREAMING] I'm gonna wait.
Billy, I'm so sorry.
Listen, why don't you just come back to our place? Spend some time with the girls.
I think that would be good.
Don't worry about her.
It'll be fine.
- All right.
- So we'll see you later.
Why? Roman, why? Chewie? He was a good guy.
Never hurt anybody.
Why would that thing go after him? Billy, they they don't have feelings like you and me.
They all they feel is anger and violence.
You can get rid of it, right? Billy, I I think I think so.
Y You think so, or you can? I can get rid of it.
Then you'll get rid of it, and pack, 'cause tomorrow morning we're out.
We're gone.
Tomorrow morning.
- Uncle Billy? - Yeah.
Do you make a lot of money? Yes.
And no.
Oh, stinky.
Stinky willies.
Um, some days I make a lot and a lot more days I don't make any money at all which means I need to try and save it, which of course I don't, I run out, which really sucks.
That sounds dumb.
It does, doesn't it, Isabel? It's really dumb.
Don't ever be like Uncle Billy, like a dumb dumb.
We won't.
I can smell smell, your toe toe, and it smells Are you mad at me that I invited him? No.
It was the right thing to do.
I'm just too stubborn to do it myself.
I love you.
Hey, um I wanna talk to Billy while you put the girls to bed.
- I'll do the dishes.
- Yep.
A porpoise.
- You don't believe me? - No.
I don't believe you.
Call Sophia.
You know what? Better yet, let's go to the morgue and check it out ourselves.
No, Billy, you're not gonna make me believe in ghosts.
Up until a couple of days ago I'd say the same thing.
Hey, Val? I um I'm gonna tell you something, okay? Okay.
Trevor never got washed off my boat during a storm.
There was no storm.
There was four of us in the boat, we were drinking, like a lot.
And, um, horsing around.
And I figured it was time for Trevor's initiation, you know, like a like a hazing.
Our old man did it to me when I was a kid.
And so we got this dinghy, a portable raft the kids use, and we put him on it.
We're dragging him around and dragging him around and probably kept him out there too long, but the water was so smooth.
And then, boom.
[SIGHS] This wave, it hit my boat.
It was a monster wave.
And, um, I almost flipped the boat over and strapped mast off the bridge and looked back and there's no Trevor.
The raft was bouncing up and down, no Trevor.
I turned around and went back and we went back and we looked and we looked and we screamed and we yelled.
I jump in, I I I dive, I come up, I dive, we we we did.
It was pitch black.
[SIGHS] I never saw him again.
I can't [SNIFFS] He wanted to impress me, Val.
He wanted my approval 'cause, you know, the old man like that, he'd never get it from the old man, he wanted it from me.
That stunt was on me.
Trevor's death's on me.
Thanks for telling me the truth.
You should have stayed.
When Trevor died you should have stayed.
[SNIFFS] I know.
[SOBBING] Oh, hey hey! Roman! Hey! Come on! You ready? Uh.
uh, yeah.
What about your stuff? Huh? What about your stuff, I said.
What stuff? I don't have any stuff.
So you got no stuff? Like, no stakes, no candles, or Billy, I've never done this before.
I don't know.
Well, but you you you've seen your mom do this, right? Like, you know what you're doing, right? I'm gonna I'm gonna try my best but I don't wanna make any promises, okay? What're we doing out here, anyway? Billy's boat.
Copperhead Rose.
He inherited it from our dad but before that it belonged to Old Man Goler.
Our dad scammed him out of the title.
I don't know if it was a poker game or what.
Well, knowing your old man it was probably illegal.
Anyway, that boat was Goler's life.
When he lost it he kind of fell apart.
So you think Goler killed Billy's guy? I don't know.
But I think you need to ask him a few questions.
Goler? [KNOCKING] Mr.
Goler? Mr.
Goler, are you home? [KNOCKING] Holy shit.
Uh, Norm? What? He's not in there.
Holy shit.
It looks like he clawed his own face.
Help me cut him down.
Well, shouldn't we wait for Sophia? I mean, she might wanna take a look at him.
No way.
We're not leaving him like this.
We need you to leave.
I'm going to be with him from this point on which means you can't get inside his head.
Do you understand? I need you to leave.
What? [STUTTERING] I'm I'm just thinking that, you know, if Goler's dead maybe he's the one haunting Billy.
What? No.
I'm not having this conversation.
You can't discount that possibility.
Look, Norm, have you actually seen a ghost? - An actual ghost? - No.
- Okay.
- But I have seen some crazy shit, okay? Yeah, so have I but you don't see me going around blaming ghosts for it.
Now go inside, get him a sheet, and I'll wait here.
Go! Billy! Yeah! I think he's gone! Yeah! Yeah! Good work, Roman! Was it scary? Don't tell me.
Don't tell me.
It's time to lift anchor.
What do I do? Norm? Hey, Norm? [GASPS] Shit! - Shit! - [GUNSHOT] [GUNSHOT] Okay, one more stern line left.
Come on.
We have to tell the authorities what's going on here.
- The coast guard, police - Yeah, we will.
Come on, let's get going.
[PANTING] [GRUNTING] Hey! Hey, Billy, wait for me, man! What're you doing? - Billy! - The town needs you, kid! They don't need me! Nothing personal! Nothing Fuck you! Billy! Hey! Hey! Val! Val, is that you? - No! Norm - Yeah, yeah.
It's me! It's me! Thank God you're okay! Where did that thing go? Val! - What thing? - Goler! Goler.
His corpse got up and he came after me.
No! What? No! That that was me you were shooting at! [GUNSHOTS] Die! Die! Die! [GUNSHOTS] Holy shit! Did you just see that?! - I didn't see anything.
- No, it was Goler! He was right there, I saw him! - [GUNSHOT] - [SCREAMING] [GROANING] Norm? You just shot me! Norm! I'm sorry, I thought you were a Fuck! That's just great.
That's just great.