Green Lantern: The Animated Series s01e17 Episode Script

Blue Hope

1x17 - Blue Hope Previously on "Green Lantern" It's like I'm supercharged or something.
That's never happened before.
I am St.
Walker, and I believe I am the first Blue Lantern in the Universe.
Take a deep breath.
Focus on the calmness of the lake.
Clear your mind of all emotions.
You blood-sucking gnat.
I'll stomp you into the ground.
Razer, you have to be willing to live with nature, no matter how small.
Easy for you to say, brother Warth.
Try again.
And concentrate on hope.
- Hope for what? - Hope for the future.
Hope for peace.
Hope for love.
Whoa! I can't use my powers while I'm near your Blue rings.
So you're the one digging all the tunnels and caves here.
Be careful.
That thing just tried to kill me.
More likely, he was trying to play with you.
You judge too quickly, Razer.
Everyone and everything deserves love.
Says the man playing fetch with a giant worm.
Jordan, what's with the pit stop? Shouldn't we be taking care of our little Manhunter situation? I know, I know, but there's an old friend here that can seriously help out on our mission.
Ganthet? Nice duds.
So this is where you came after the Guardians kicked you off of Oa.
I realized that there's another path by which I might serve the universe.
I came to Odym to start the Blue Lantern corps.
This is St.
Moonface! Ha ha! Good to see you again, buddy.
This is the guy I was telling you about.
The one that helped me defeat the Red Lantern armada, remember? How can I forget? And this is our second Blue Lantern, brother Warth.
Razer, this was not on my list of probable locations of where you had gone.
I didn't exactly have a plan in mind when I left.
So this is where you ran off to.
Who would have thought? It's pleasant to see you all.
Even you.
Looks like Razer.
Definitely smells like Razer.
But you ain't acting like Razer.
What have you done with the angry guy? Hopefully destroyed him.
The old Razer was responsible for great evil.
I came to Odym to ask the Blue Lanterns for help.
Since their power negates my own, I thought this would be a good place to become someone else, someone less angry.
That's great, kid.
And it's good to see you.
So, Hal Jordan, what was this matter of business you wish to discuss? We have a problem I was hoping you could shed some light on.
We were ambushed near Zeta Prime by, like, two dozen of these guys.
They're popping up like weeds all over Guardian space.
These things are tough, but luckily Kilowog's hammer's tougher.
Any job worth doing is worth doing right.
Why did you not take this to the council? To be honest, Ganthet, you're the only Guardian I trust after what they tried to do to Aya.
I'm hoping you might be able to help us find an Achilles' heel for these things.
We designed the Manhunters to be virtually invulnerable, but you did well to salvage this one.
Perhaps with a thorough examination, I can pinpoint additional defensive flaws.
But first, there is something I'd like to show you.
You've come at an opportune time, as this is the day the battery becomes fully operational.
In fearful day, in raging night, with strong hearts full, our souls ignite.
When all seems lost in the war of light, look to the stars, for hope burns bright.
My higher functions are now operating at optimal levels.
Just like the Maelstrom battle.
My ring isn't just charged, it's supercharged.
This is exactly what we're looking for.
With the Blue Lanterns on our side, we can get rid of this Manhunter mess pronto.
No man escapes the Manhunters.
That ain't no normal Manhunter.
Yeah, but we ain't no normal Green Lanterns.
No man escapes the Manhunters.
Yeah? How about you shut your talkhole? You know what, I'm getting real tired of these things.
How could this have happened? The Blue energy from the central battery must have supercharged its ability to repair itself.
That could be a good thing.
Now we can interrogate it.
You want to interrogate a machine? Good luck conversing with wires and scrap metal.
I have placed this Manhunter in remedial query mode.
You may ask him questions.
All right.
I'll go firSt.
What is your problem? Primary objective is to eradicate evil from the Universe.
Try looking in the mirror, you trigger-happy bucket of bolts.
Please restate.
How do you determine what is evil? Evil stems from emotion.
Therefore emotion is evil.
All emotion and those that protect emotion must be destroyed.
Nice logic.
The Manhunters were designed to police the Universe.
But due to faulty programming, every emotional being was deemed criminal.
Is there some way to fix them? Maybe they can be taught to tell the difference between right and wrong.
That's impossible.
This thing isn't a living being.
It's a robot.
It's not able to learn or grow or feel pain.
- It doesn't have a soul.
- Is that your belief, that robots are not beings worthy of respect? That we are without souls? Aya, I don't think that's what he was saying.
You're different, Aya.
I didn't mean Your thought processes are clear enough to me.
Uhh, just our luck.
We came here looking for a Manhunter weakness and found a way to make them even stronger.
Did you say it's some kind of root? I swear, it tastes just like marshmallow.
What burdens your mind? St.
Walker, do you believe robots can have souls? I believe we are all robots of a sort.
Each of us is programmed in our own special way.
But I do not believe this question is the one you wish answered.
And what might that be? Is it acceptable to love again if your first and true love has died? I did not share information about my past so you could throw it in my face.
Besides, you presume too much, St.
Aya is a machine.
She cannot love.
Whatever I feel for her is a lie.
Razer, your life's journey has been marred by despair and anger.
Hope can help with that.
Hope in a new path that will lead you to love once again.
Why did you retrieve me from my captivity? Kinship.
You and I are both artificial constructs.
We are alike.
Then why are you not terminating the emotion-emitting life forms on this planet? Because I do not kill.
You do not kill.
Your programming has been corrupted.
It is not programming that keeps me from killing.
It is a decision I made after observing the Green Lanterns I work with.
You accepted faulty data.
No, I learned from example.
You, too, are capable of evolving beyond your programming.
I will teach you.
No man escapes the Manhunters.
Aya? Aya? Where are you? No man escapes the Manhunters.
The Manhunter, it's gone.
Aya is, too.
I can't find her anywhere.
We have bigger problems, brother.
Relinquish the device corresponding with our increased power output.
Oh, yeah? Or what? Alternatives not permitted.
No! Primary objective located.
Let us go over this again.
If you find that your programming is in error, you have the right to amend that programming.
No error has been detected.
I will obey my programming.
Then you will never grow.
You must learn to adapt and change if you wish to be a sentient life form.
Sentient is irrelevant.
I was built to terminate emotional life forms.
No man escapes the Manhunters.
If you refuse to change, then you are not an artificial intelligence, but merely a machine.
You are also a machine.
We are both artificial constructs.
We are the same.
We are the same.
We are the same.
I am nothing like you.
- Get that wall up, Kilowog.
- I'm doing the best I can.
That battery's made them unstoppable.
You have to shut it off.
The procedure takes several hours.
By then, the battle will be lost.
I have an idea.
But I'm going to need some help.
Now! Power levels returning to normal.
Retrieve power amplification device.
What just happened? I had St.
Walker call upon his pet for a little assistance.
Great job, guys.
Now let's clean up this mess.
Objective failure.
Your primary objective has failed.
But you as an artificial life form can take this moment to choose alternative programming.
Emotions detected.
Emotions detected.
Eliminate emotion.
No! How is this possible? Razer's power cannot function near our Blue rings.
It is his rage.
It has grown too strong.
Aya, are you all right? Yes.
I think so.
I apologize for what I said earlier.
You have more of a soul than I have ever had.
I have extinguished the flame, allowing everyone's power level to return to normal.
It will be some time before I have enough energy to light the battery once again.
Until this Manhunter problem is solved, I think it would be best if you kept it off.
For now, you'll have to put hope on hold.
On hold? Whether this Lantern burns or not, Hal Jordan, hope will always remain.
You should stay and continue your training, Razer.
There is still much anger within you.
There are many kinds of anger.
In this case, I believe my rage was righteous.
You have helped me to realize my path lies elsewhere.
Get a move on, kid.
We've got Manhunter heads to bust.
You will always have a place here, Razer, if you choose it.