Home Before Dark (2020) s02e06 Episode Script

What's Out There

Are you people serious right now?
We're just having breakfast.
Yeah, just like a family.
As one does.
- As we do in our home.
- Yeah, you're insane.
Do you live here now?
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Do you?
Actually, I'm just staying here
until my parents sort out their stuff,
which they're going to do today.
So I'd love to take this opportunity
to say thank you so much for
No, just stop.
Okay, you're being so weird.
- For saying thank you?
- Yeah, come on, Iz.
Let him finish.
Sorry. I just
Yeah, I don't know how to
I've just never, with parents
- Sorry, can I
- Yeah.
And thank you again
for loaning me the pajamas.
They were very festive.
Yeah, of course. No problem.
Well, I'd love to stick around
and do whatever this is,
but I should get going, so…
Breaking news: Your boyfriend
is living in your house with you.
Care to comment?
Come on.
Come on, Iz.
- It was just a joke.
- We're sorry.
I can't write about that.
We need to find out what's on that island.
I looked up the island and applied
the coordinates from the flight plan.
I know exactly where Hank was headed.
And Pop-Pop has a boat,
so we could use it to get there.
It won't take that long.
I thought we said no Richie Fife.
Yeah, but that was before
we heard his name on the black box.
Mom, you know how important this lead is.
Are you having nightmares again?
- Not that.
- Okay.
This secret that Richie had,
it's not gonna stay buried.
Whatever he told Sam's dad,
whatever's on that island,
I think that may have been
why he got taken.
You know what?
You've got no evidence to support that.
Yeah, that's why we have to go find some.
Dad, look.
There's something there. I know there is.
You know what?
I promised your mom that I would stay home
and I would watch Pop-Pop and Ginny,
you know,
so that she can go to the office.
- That's only fair.
- Dad,
do you think the reporters
at The Boston Globe said,
"I'm sorry. I can't interview this priest.
I can't crack the story of a generation
because I have to go walk my dog."
Wait, I told you not to watch that movie.
- Did you just compare me to a dog?
- No!
It's just that this is really important.
Is there any way you could
work from home today?
Oh, no. Don't you give me
those Puss-in-Boots eyes.
You're worse than Walter.
Yeah, you know what?
I'm calling it. I'm on team Mom here.
I'm sorry, sweetie,
but it'll have to wait.
All right, fine.
I will work from home
so you two can chase this lead.
Thanks, Mom. You're the best mom ever.
You're number one.
Did I say you looked beautiful today?
- Astonishing.
- Okay.
You're like a ray of sunshine!
- You got our backpacks back?
- Someone dropped them off.
- That's nice.
- As a message.
But that's not what I came here
to talk to you guys about.
I know that look. So let's skip the part
where I don't want to do it
and go straight to the part
where you convince me to.
How do you guys feel about boats?
- I'm gonna need some Dramamine.
- Sure. Okay.
You only have to be 12 to get
a boating license in Washington state.
I'll be certified on my next birthday.
Guys, there's something out there.
Up ahead.
Something big. Stop the boat now. Stop it.
What is it?
- It looks like some sort of reef.
- A reef?
- On a freshwater lake?
- I knew there'd be sharks.
- Donny, it's not a shark.
- Nah, it can't be a reef.
Hey, good work.
- We could've run aground.
- Boom.
Yeah, looks like
it's a few feet below the surface.
It's been raining a lot lately.
There's so much more water in this lake.
Please don't say
it's because of climate change.
Okay, fine.
It's because of the environment,
and how it's spiraling into
a catastrophic, almost biblical end.
- What?
- All right,
let's drop anchor at that sandy beach.
So this explains it.
Mom, do you want sprinkles
with your ice cream?
Yes, please, I love sprinkles.
Okay, okay.
I thought we were just playing pretend.
Oh, man.
Okay, you go over there.
I got these. Don't worry.
And you can't just drop it off here, you
No, no.
So you're telling me that a courier
is bringing time-sensitive documents,
on a weekend, to my office,
and you can't reroute them,
and I have to sign for them myself?
With my own hand.
- I'll take sprinkles.
- Izzy.
No. No, I can't reschedule
because I need them by Monday,
and I'm home alone, taking care of
two human beings, and I'm
No, I don't have a wife
who can take care of them for me.
'Cause I'm my wife.
Please. I need help.
- No.
- Please!
Mom, please, I'm about to go meet up
with Emma in, like, half an hour.
Can you hold on just a second?
Is that a bribe?
Yeah, take it.
But then remind me to teach you
about how women frequently
lowball their value at work.
Okay, thank you. I will be there as soon
as I can. Just tell them not to leave.
It's for the Wott case and Trip's dad.
It's important or I wouldn't go.
- I know.
- Thank you.
I love you, and just remember
it's not just about Ginny.
Keep an eye on him too, okay?
We're glad you're home, honey.
Big bear. Chase.
- Big bear chase.
- What is he saying?
- What?
- Big bear chase me!
All right, listen up.
Frank and I
are gonna go in a little further,
and I want you guys to stay here.
Hilde, I gotta make sure
it's not too dangerous in there.
But no one even knows we're out here.
Yeah, and we don't know
what's in there. All right?
So, until we do,
the three of you are safer out here.
Look, me and Frank
are just gonna take a quick look around,
and if it's all good, if it's safe,
then yeah, we'll come back.
We'll come get you guys.
Until then I want you to stay here.
- Dad
- We'll take pictures,
and we'll tell you
about everything we see along the way.
This is our story.
Our lead.
Okay, I know you're frustrated.
Okay, I get it.
But look, I'm your dad, all right?
I didn't know how I was gonna feel
until we got out here.
And my gut is just telling me
that I gotta make sure it's safe first.
And besides, I need you to be
my eyes and ears out here, all right?
You see anything, you hear anything,
you gotta let me know.
Yeah, look, check it out.
These are long-range units,
so we can communicate the entire time.
All right? Does that make sense?
- Can I get a yes?
- Yes.
All right. Put it there.
All right, don't worry.
We will be back real soon.
You guys keep an eye on each other.
Tell us what you see.
Don't rush back on my account.
Thanks for coming over.
I'm sorry I couldn't leave.
Dude, I'm so sorry.
What? No, I'm so sorry.
No, Iz, you were right. I was being weird.
- I was avoiding you.
- Okay.
And, look, I know you and Ethan
are together or whatever,
and I don't wanna mess that up
or anything. I just…
I thought maybe if you knew
that I like you.
I really like you.
And until Ethan came back,
I thought that you liked me too.
But now I don't know.
So I guess I'm just
putting it out there to see how you feel.
I should probably go check on my sister,
make sure she's not trying to, like,
boil pasta or stick her finger
in an electrical socket or something.
- Crap.
- What is it?
Ginny and my grandpa.
I think they're gone.
I need some sunscreen and bug spray.
Well, look who overpacked
for this vacation.
Maybe your drone can fight the bugs.
Did you know mosquito-borne
illnesses are on the rise?
You should see what encephalitis
can do to your brain.
I think I'm witnessing
what WebMD does to your brain.
I wish I could see
what they're seeing out there.
- Hilde.
- We can't just sit here.
- We can't even see anything.
- I am not going in there.
Me either.
Maybe we don't have to.
You think this is okay?
I don't know.
I just I feel kinda weird about it.
Who do you think
built that barrier in the lake?
Well, there aren't any signs,
so we're not doing anything wrong
by being out here.
All right. Let's just keep moving.
Dad, come in.
Dad, can you hear me?
Hey, I'm here. Everything okay? Over.
See anything yet?
No, we got nothing. Nothing to report.
You're such a nerd.
I'm the nerd? He brought a drone.
Of course I brought a drone.
Who do you think you're dealing with?
It's my dad's. He taught me how to use it.
We can fly above the trees,
see what we can find.
- How do you fly it?
- Carefully, with no sudden movements.
Let me try. Give it.
No joyrides! This is expensive technology.
Okay, here we go.
It's so pretty.
And empty. Can you go lower?
Or maybe enhance.
There is no enhance.
That's only in movies.
Then this button here.
Are you crazy? I'm driving.
- Wait. Is that a building?
- Where?
- I said don't touch.
- I didn't!
Then why is it doing this?
I'm losing signal.
- Pull up. Up, up!
- Donny, go up.
- It's falling.
- I'm trying!
- Up, up!
- The controller isn't working. No, no!
Oh, my God!
It wasn't me.
Ginny! Mr. Lisko!
Mr. Lisko!
Both my parents are out.
He couldn't have taken one of the cars.
That's good, right? That means
they couldn't have gone too far.
- What happened? Did it go out of range?
- No way.
Did the battery die?
It was at 100%.
I've only seen this happen one time.
I think it might be a geofence.
A what?
A geofence. It's invisible like Wi-Fi,
but it shuts down drones.
I ran into one by the airport once.
The drone just fell right out of the sky.
Sensitive areas like
government buildings, airports
and big sporting events
are no-fly zones for drones.
Wait a sec.
Did they have geofences in the '80s?
Are you crazy?
Drones didn't exist in the '80s.
They barely had real video games.
So that means
it must have been put up recently.
Which means that they know
there's something bad out there.
And they're trying to hide it.
We're on the right track.
- My dad's gonna kill me.
- Yeah.
Where are you going?
You said it.
Your dad's gonna kill you.
So we gotta go get your drone back.
But didn't Frank and your dad
say to stay put?
Frank's an officer of the law.
So basically it's illegal to leave, right?
We saw where it fell.
We'll just go back, find it,
and then come back before
they even know we were gone.
I don't know about this.
I feel like I've seen this before.
Looks like someone
built some serious infrastructure.
But why?
I think I saw a river. If we can
find that, we can track the drone.
Let's make it quick.
I don't wanna be out here long.
Maybe it's this way.
Oh, no!
No, no. That is not good. Not good.
You kids still okay? Over.
Hilde, do you copy?
Answer it.
Roger that.
How's the boat?
It's fine. We're fine.
How are things going out there?
Yeah, looks like we found something.
A pipe running through the woods.
I can't tell where it leads,
but it must mean people
were using this island for something.
- Stop. Did you see that?
- See what?
Dad, what's going on?
Yeah, Frank just thinks
he saw something. Or someone.
is there someone else on this island?
I don't know.
Could have been an animal or something.
We're gonna go check it out.
Just stay by the boat.
Hilde, where are we?
Which way do we go to get back?
I don't know.
My Jane,
I always knew she was out of my league,
but for some reason
she thought I was great.
Doesn't that just make me
the luckiest guy in the world?
I remember our first date.
I was so nervous that I spilled red sauce
on my white shirt.
And the waiter felt so bad for me
that when I went in the bathroom,
he loaned me his shirt.
Then the piano player played that song,
and we danced.
And I felt completely at home.
She was such a good dancer.
You'll see. She's gonna love this.
Here comes the bus.
Okay. Yeah.
I remember seeing a clearing
before the drone went down,
so it must be…
This way.
Mountains at my right, water at my left.
- Yeah?
- We should check in with your dad.
Dad, come in. This is Scout.
Dad? Dad, come in.
What if something bad happened to them?
- Dad, come in. It's Scout.
- Or someone bad.
Come on. We need to find your dad's drone
and get back to the boat
before the storm hits.
- There.
- Where?
What are you thinking?
Think it could be a hunter?
No way.
If you think that looks like a hunter,
you've been in the city too long.
Wait. There he goes.
He's moving fast,
like he's looking for something.
Yeah, or maybe he knows something.
Maybe he knows what's going on.
Maybe. We should get back to the kids.
Yeah, let's hustle.
This looks familiar.
The drone has to be close by.
Is that an old World War II bunker?
I don't think the Germans
invaded Washington state.
- We should go in.
- What about back to the boat?
"When thunder roars, go indoors."
Girl Scout handbook.
You were in Girl Scouts?
Well, no,
but I did have to read their handbook
for an article I was working on
in Brooklyn.
It was an exposé
on who got to use the cookie profits.
What if whoever's out here went in there?
There's no way I'm going in there.
Actually, I could be persuaded.
This place has bad energy.
Hold on.
- Where's she going?
- I don't know.
- What's she doing?
- I don't know.
- Is she safe?
- You wanna go and find out?
I don't wanna go and find out.
You go find out.
It's dark in there.
What is that?
What's going on in there?
You guys have to come see this.
It's like some sort of lab.
But it's like whoever worked here doing.
I don't wanna know what,
it's like they just ran away
and left everything behind.
Were they testing on animals?
Why would someone
just leave everything there like that?
Maybe we should go back outside.
That's not Frank or your dad.
What's he doing?
I don't wanna know.
What were you thinking?
The point of you staying home
was to keep an eye on them.
How could you do that with Emma there?
You're the one that dumps them on me
every time you need to leave.
That is not fair. We're all part
of this family. We need to pitch in.
Yeah, except for Dad and Hilde.
Their job comes before everything else,
including you and me,
and Ginny and Pop-Pop.
God forbid that they have
to go chasing some story
right when I need to do something else.
It's like democracy
is gonna die in darkness
because I wanna hang out with my friends.
- I think he's gone.
- Let's get back to the boat.
But what about the drone?
We've gotta be getting close.
I've seen enough today, Hilde.
Let the forest keep it.
What is that?
Wait. Is that the map?
So you keep telling me that
you're gonna help me find my dad's drone,
but this whole time you've been
looking for the X on that map?
No, that is not okay.
Did you know about this?
I thought we were just gonna see what
we could see while looking for your drone.
I didn't realize
you were straight up lying.
You care more about the story
than you do about us.
No, that's not true.
It's just that what
Sam's dad saw before his plane crashed,
this could be the key to finding Richie,
and if we don't do it, who will?
Literally Frank and your dad.
That's who's supposed to do it, Hilde.
I've seen you do this to everyone else.
Do whatever you gotta do to get the story,
no matter who gets hurt.
I didn't actually think you'd do it to me.
Wait! You guys!
Where are you guys?
Hey, kids!
- You think they're on the boat?
- I don't know. Let me take a look.
Hilde, Donny, Spoon!
Hilde, are you there? Copy?
Donny, Spoon, do you hear me? Copy?
I got nothing.
Man, where are they?
Maybe they just decided
to take cover further inland.
No, no, no.
No, if I know Hilde,
there's only one place she could be.
Mountains at my right, water at my left.
That's my babe right here. Right?
Okay, you ready to go?
Did you remember to pick up the flowers?
We can just pick some of these.
You are so smart, Matty.
You know how your mother loves pink.
Oh, my, aren't these pretty?
Let's get some more.
Can you hear me?
Are you sure this is where they're headed?
Oh, man.
It has to be.
- Kids!
- Hilde!
- Mr. Lisko!
- Frank!
Thank God. You guys are okay.
Wait. Where's Hilde?
- We kinda
- Where is she?
We kinda got in a fight.
I thought she was just gonna follow us.
I'm sorry, Mr. Lisko.
- She went after the X on the map.
- Oh, God.
All right, come on. Come on.
Is that you?
Is anyone out there?
What was that, Hank?
Something's wrong. The engine's stalling.
It's not going, Art.
The engine's starving for fuel.
There's no way.
Yeah, thank you.
Oh, God. Trip is sending deputies
out to look for them.
Emma went by the bike shop.
They're not there.
Where else could they be?
What other places
does Pop-Pop remember in this town?
God, I don't know, Mom, okay?
I don't have some encyclopedic knowledge
of his interests like Hilde does.
I'm not as close with him
as everyone else is.
I'm sorry. I'm just I'm worried.
Is there something else bothering you?
Ginny and Pop-Pop are missing,
and it's my fault. Isn't that enough?
- God, I always mess things up.
- Honey.
I don't know. It's just…
Sometimes I feel like
even in the family, I'm all alone.
Like I don't quite fit anywhere.
I don't fit with anyone.
You always fit with me.
Oh, my God. Let's go.
What are you doing
out here all by yourself?
What are you doing out here?
I'm here because of this.
After my friend at the NTSB
sent us that black box recording,
I kept listening to it over and over.
I used the airspeed
and vectoring information
that Hank Gillis was sending back
to the air traffic controller
to trace his flight pattern
right to this island.
Now, why are you here?
Same reason.
What do the other markings mean?
Those are the areas I covered so far.
I don't understand.
Why would you do all that?
You thought Sam's dad
crashed his plane on purpose.
I know. And I was wrong, Hilde.
And that's why I'm here.
I owe Sam a debt I can never repay,
but at the very least,
I can try to get the truth
as to what happened to his dad.
To help Sam walk where his dad walked.
Sam told me he moved to the reservation
because he wanted to walk
on land his ancestors walked.
- That it made him feel at peace.
- Yeah.
Sam doesn't have to forgive you, you know?
I know.
I don't deserve that.
Hilde! Thank God you're okay.
What are you doing here?
Just trying to make things right
with Sam.
Like my son said I should.
Hilde, what are you doing?
Hey, I told you not to leave the boat.
I know. I'm sorry.
I just needed to know what's out there.
What Richie might've been right about.
Yeah, I know, sweetie.
Yeah, I wanna know too. Hey, come here.
- Do you hear that?
- Yeah.
Come on.
- Honey?
- Mommy!
Oh, God.
Thank you so much for calling me.
I saw these two walking around.
They looked a little lost.
Are you okay?
It was right here.
Oh, Syl.
Dad, what if that's what Sam's dad saw?
That's why all the birds are dying.
Yeah, they're the only ones that
could reach the water up here, right?
But what about the dead fish?
The pond is miles away.
Let me see the map.
It's flowing directly into the lake
surrounding the island.
The pollution is heading
straight towards our drinking water.
We have to get a sample
of whatever that is.
Yeah, I'll go.
Frank, take the kids back to the boat.
I'll meet you there.
- Yeah, I will.
- I'll be okay.
- Hey, let's take cover.
- Come on. In the trees.
Hurry. They must be patrolling the island.
Come on, Hilde.
We've gotta get outta here.
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