Harsh Realm s01e07 Episode Script

Manus Domini

We can't keep going like this.
You can't keep pushing us like this, Ed.
Your daughter We're close now.
I know it.
We passed by a lake.
We need water.
We'll have water and food, as much as we can eat.
So you keep saying, but we don't seem to be finding it.
You heard the radio.
Twelve men, an entire unit.
The transmission just stopped.
They're out here.
- Maybe they're all dead.
- Like we're gonna be soon.
Not if we find their supplies.
Find them before anybody else.
I'm thirsty, Daddy.
Ed? Ed? What's happening to us, Ed? We're sick, real sick.
Where's my baby? Lizzie? What? - What is it, Ed? Is it Lizzie? - Get up.
- I can't.
- You've gotta get up.
What do you want with us? [Hobbes] A world exists exactly like ours.
You live in this world your family and friends and though you may not know it I was sent to save you.
[Voices Overlapping] It's just a game.
This is Whiskey-04.
Over.
[Man On Radio] We've got no signs of activity, sir.
No signs of anything at all in this sector.
Over.
Report, Lieutenant.
We found nothing out there, sir.
No sign of life.
- Why are you here? - Sir? - Taking your own orders now, Lieutenant? - No, sir.
- We've been searching for days.
- Then keep searching.
Permission to speak freely, sir.
You sent us out here to conduct a ground search for men who are highly qualified.
A unit that's extremely capable and trained for survival.
Yet there's been no distress signal, no radio contact.
Has it occurred to you that maybe these men don't want to be found, sir? Do you know what the punishment is for desertion under Santiago law? - Yes, sir.
- Then pray for their sake they're already dead.
It's Waters.
I've got a clear shot.
- Make it three against five.
- Then what, genius? These woods are crawling with Republican Guards.
A shot now would be suicide.
Suicide's just being out here out of water, moving deeper into the forest.
- We haven't eaten since yesterday.
- Stick with the program, Hobbes.
We're out here to find that unit, grab their food and weapons and go.
We just gotta find them before Waters does.
[Twig Snaps] [Rustling] [Twig Snaps] Florence? You gotta be kidding me.
Keep that kid quiet.
What's your name? She's sick, isn't she? Can you heal her? Hey.
- What's wrong with her? - You're asking me? Great.
Three men and a baby.
[Chatter On Radio, Indistinct] Lieutenant! Over here, sir.
I found her just sitting here, sir.
- Who is she? - I don't know, sir.
Hi there.
Are you hurt? Are you lost? We're looking for a group of soldiers dressed like us.
Think you might know where we can find them? Let's get her to a vehicle.
Take care of her.
She's just a little girl.
Yes, sir.
What? - She's just a kid.
- She's another mouth to feed.
Oh, for cryin' out loud.
- Something's wrong with that kid.
- Why won't she drink? You're afraid, aren't you? Water made me sick.
Mommy and Daddy too.
What happened to them? Men came and took them.
I ran.
Where? Where was this? Stay with her.
There's your unit.
What's left of them.
- These guys? - Santiago's elite soldiers believe it or not.
I don't get it.
Looks like they're unarmed.
They got packs.
If nothing else, it means they got food.
[Cocks Gun] Not one word.
On your knees.
Get your hands behind your head.
What have we got here? Yogi, Boo-Boo and the picnic basket.
Hope you boys remembered knives and forks.
'Cause it looks to me like you forgot your weapons.
- Where's your food and water? - We have no food or water.
- Then what are you doing out here? - Gathering wood and kindling.
- Where's the rest of your unit? - We've all laid down our weapons.
- You're deserters? - Yes.
[Pinocchio] Good thing we found you before Santiago.
Penalty for desertion is execution on the spot.
We don't live by those rules anymore.
We live by a new code.
We can show you what we mean.
Let us take you back to our camp.
We have food there.
It's more than you can eat.
[Growling] [Barking] [Continues Barking] Please don't shoot.
We won't harm you.
I just want my little girl.
You don't have to be afraid.
It's okay.
I think she just wants her mommy.
It's okay, sweetheart.
Don't you want your dolly? Radio Whiskey-03.
- Tell them our location.
- Yes, sir.
This is where they are? The men who look like us? - This is where you saw them? - Yes.
I don't get it, sir.
What is she showing us? I don't know.
[Hobbes] What the hell is this place? I don't know.
But whatever it is, it won't last long out here.
I'd like you to meet someone.
If you wait here.
I smell food.
[Sniffs] - It smells like barbecue.
You smell that? - It smells like trouble.
I don't like this place, Hobbes.
It gives me the creeps.
Like Jonestown.
- [Door Opens] - [Man] Hello.
You look tired, hungry.
You're welcome to share in what we have here.
- What's the catch? - There is no catch.
We require no payment.
All we ask is that you observe - our philosophy of nonviolence.
- That's a nice philosophy.
You ought to make up T-shirts with a bull's-eye on the back.
Our strength is our spirit.
We know the threat from Santiago, but we refuse to accept it.
That's what drew these men to us.
We'd like to accept your hospitality, but there's someone who's wondering where we are and someone who's sick.
Your friends are already here.
Great.
What's for chow? All we ask is that you lay down your weapons.
Not a chance in hell.
Come here.
- No way, Hobbes.
- No, we got a long way to go.
- We gotta eat.
- I don't like it.
I don't like it either.
But I'm hungry.
Food better be damn good.
Here you go.
- How's the soup? - It's good.
It's very good.
Good meat.
What are you afraid of? These people are unarmed.
They're eating the same food we are.
I'm not afraid of anything.
Come on, honey.
Let the people eat.
You come with your mommy.
That kid knows something.
- Hobbes, wait a second.
- What are you doing? Look around.
- Nobody's eating.
- Yeah, well.
I am.
[Clattering] - That was my dinner.
- Something's wrong.
[Door Opens] Republican Guard? You see? Like you, these men have given up their weapons.
Those men wouldn't desert Santiago in a million years.
- Not for this.
Not for anything.
- You did.
This stinks.
I'm telling you.
- Then explain it to me.
- I can't.
You just gotta trust me on this one.
Let's get out of here.
We won't make it.
Traveling at night without food, without water.
You need rest.
We all need rest.
We head out first thing in the morning.
You're not going to sleep either? How long you been in Harsh Realm? Weeks? A month? Two? I've seen stuff.
More than you.
These people are not what they appear to be.
Then who are they? - I don't know.
- They're unarmed.
So are you.
Did you think of that? - I'll take second watch.
- You're a prince.
[Men Chattering, Indistinct] There.
Over there.
Hold up.
Hold your positions.
Must be the kid they found, sir.
The little girl they radioed about.
- Where are my men? - There.
- Where? - In the lake.
What are they doing there? You're lying to me, aren't you? She's trying to lure us down to the lake.
[Electrical Static] What just happened? What the hell was that? Hey.
Can I talk to you a minute? What? She's got no fever.
But she's still afraid.
Of what? Where's Pinocchio? He was supposed to wake me.
Pinocchio? - Pinocchio.
- You looking for your friend? What happened to him? - We only heard you calling.
- No, you were out here already.
You're mistaken if you think we mean you or your friends any harm.
- I'd like my gun back.
- I'm afraid they were destroyed.
Give me my damn gun.
I told you we allowed no violence or guns here.
Your friend kept a gun.
He broke the rules.
Hobbes.
What's the problem? - What's the problem? Where've you been? - I took a walk.
We gotta get out of here.
We gotta get back to the car.
- Why? - Why? For all the reasons you said.
There's something wrong with these people.
Hold on a sec, Hobbes.
Why don't you just calm down? Don't tell me to calm down.
They've destroyed our weapons.
Pinocchio.
Hey, buddy.
Florence.
Something's wrong.
Something's happened to Pinocchio.
I don't know.
He's just not himself.
I need you to watch him close.
I'm gonna go get the car.
I'll be back for you, all right? [Lizzie] No, I don't wanna go.
Let me down.
I don't wanna go.
Let me down.
[Sobbing] Let me go! [Wailing] Just put me down.
[Barks] [Vehicle Approaching] [Barking] Pinocchio.
What's he doing out here? - I don't know, sir.
- What do you know, Sergeant? If you're requesting a technical diagnostic What the hell's going on? The little girl, the lake.
I've lost two units out here, Sergeant.
The lake isn't on our maps.
There's an error in the data.
- An error? - In the game.
When Harsh Realm was created the programmers had a three percent error rate.
Something may be altering or overwriting the program.
- Altering it how? - I don't know, sir.
You've told me everything you don't know, Sergeant.
You should come to me when you do know, so I can destroy it.
Pinocchio, Florence! Pinocchio, Pinocchio.
Republican Guard Waters they're five miles from here at the car.
He'll be coming.
We've gotta leave.
We've gotta go.
- We're unarmed.
- We're ready for 'em.
Look.
You've gotta listen to me, Pinocchio.
You don't know what you're saying.
You're being affected by some kind of programming aberration.
Nobody's going anywhere.
We're all staying here.
Then you're all gonna die.
It's suicide.
Pinocchio.
The Republican Guards are coming.
Pinocchio won't listen.
We need our weapons.
What are you doing with me? Florence? Pinocchio? [People Moaning, Groaning] [Lock Shuts] [Man Shouting] Move it! Move it! [Man] Hands on your head! [Man] Move out and check the wood line! [Man] Line them up.
[Man] Everybody.
Come on, move it.
[Man] Let's go! Who's gonna tell me what's going on here? We do not believe in your methods.
I wasn't talking to you.
I was talking to my men.
- Hear us out.
We can feed you.
- I want answers! This is your doing, isn't it? - What have you done to my men? - Your men brought us here.
Then where's Hobbes? Where's Tom Hobbes? [Gurgling, Rumbling] I'm looking for a man named Hobbes.
If anyone would like to come forward and tell me where he is I'll spare your life.
If not, we'll begin executions starting with the deserters.
Then the rest of you one by one.
You've got an hour.
Then I start lining you up.
What's happening to us? Our images were scanned by the lake, copied into new files.
Copies which are now luring people to the lake to make new copies.
Why are we getting weak? I think our information's being drained.
Slowly being stolen by the doubles.
That's what happened to the girl.
Why Florence couldn't heal her.
The lake's a programming screwup with its own digital mission to multiply and replicate.
All that nonviolence crap is because the copies are fragile.
Easily erased.
Why don't they just kill us? - 'Cause they need us.
- For what? Bait.
It's meat.
It's good meat, ja.
Major.
Get up.
Pinocchio, you can't give up.
Florence! We're too weak.
No.
Listen to me.
You can't give up.
We gotta keep trying.
They got us divided, Hobbes split up.
That's how they want us to die.
In cages, unable to help each other.
But the little girl got well.
Come on.
Don't give up.
We gotta keep trying.
Right there.
Right there, Hobbes.
Check him.
Pat him down.
You were always a brave man, Tom, but never stupid.
Why give yourself up? Those men out there were ready to die to protect you.
They mean you no harm.
Lay down your weapon.
Join us.
This isn't gonna work.
You may not believe in our philosophy, but it's served us well.
And we've attracted many who've grown tired of living in fear in Harsh Realm.
Who are you? 'Cause you're not Tom Hobbes.
And those men out there aren't my men.
Major Waters.
Something in the food, sir.
I know where they are.
[Door Opens] Down here.
Your mom and dad are sick.
I can help them.
Can you open this door first? Can you do that? [Coughs] Get us out of here, please.
They're butchers.
They're killing us.
We're never gonna make it.
Not like this.
- What are you doing? - I'm gonna go get us killed.
Don't leave us.
Please don't leave us.
Please don't leave us.
Shut up! Hobbes and Pinocchio, were they here? - Yes.
- [Machine Gun Firing] [Electrical Static] [Electrical Static] Seal off the camp! Find them! [Man] I see him.
[Engine Starts] Florence, you see him? - [Bullets Ricocheting] - Go! Go! [Gunfire Continues] Hit it! [Bullets Ricocheting] [Waters] On your feet.
Everybody up.
You think you can kill us all, just like that? We don't live by the sword you wear so proudly.
Erase these mistakes at once.
We're part of the program, just like you.
You'll never get rid of us.
Never! There's food back here, water too.
Ammunition enough for a week, maybe more.
It's more than we need.
Take it.
- What are you doing? - That little girl saved our lives.
The rest belongs to them.
Thank you.
Go ahead.
Take the truck while you're at it.
We're gonna starve out here.
You said it yourself.
You had your chance to eat.
It's like the man said "Our strength is our spirit.
" [Engine Starts] [Voices Overlapping] [Child] I made this.