Into The Badlands (2015) s03e10 Episode Script

Raven's Feather, Phoenix Blood

1 THE MASTER: Pilgrim has the gift himself now, and he's discovered a way to give it to others.
I'll help you take down Pilgrim, and when all this is over, you give me my gift back.
We did not fight this war to become like them.
Pilgrim is planning a war that will kill everyone that we care about.
- If I don't make it back - I will see you at the refugee camp.
The man I was certain would stand by my side now stands in my way.
(WHISPERS) My brother is dead.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) So, why'd you bring me here? Giving you what you wanted.
Your gift back.
Your physical skills are already exceptional.
Why seek more power? Well, guess that's what it takes to get by in the real world.
You would know if you spent any time in it.
So, the only power you trust is the kind you personally command.
Do you want my help or not? You shall have what you want.
(ENERGY SURGING AND WHOOSHING) (CRICKETS CHIRPING) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (INTENSE MUSIC PLAYING) (GRUNTING) (RUMBLING) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (BOTH GRUNT) (GRUNTING) (SCREAMING) (CRACKING) (CRACKING) (THUDDING) (WHOOSHING) (HEROIC MUSIC PLAYING) (THEME MUSIC PLAYING) (ELECTRICITY BUZZING) PILGRIM: What's causing this? Well, it's not one thing.
(STAMMERS) These machines are linked.
Any repair we make to one causes problems in another.
You said you'd fix it.
I I can repair generators, engines, anything made by man.
This is not just made by man.
It's God's work.
You're saying your faith is insufficient to the task? No, Pilgrim.
We searched for this temple for years, sacrificed countless lives, and now our future, our destiny hangs in the balance, and you would surrender while breath still swells your body? Pilgrim (BREATHING HEAVILY) I I'll fix it, Pilgrim.
I promise.
It will be done.
See that it is.
(PILGRIM SIGHS) It's not his fault.
The blame lies with the man who betrayed you, as I warned you he would.
And he paid for that crime with his life.
Are you sure? (PANTING) (GRUNTING) (BREATHING HEAVILY) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (GRUNTING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) (SCREAMING) (MUSIC STOPS) (FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING) (PANTING AND GROANING) Where's Krelle? He's down searching the river, last I saw.
He should be back by now.
NIX: Hey.
No sign of Sunny on the eastern bank.
Is everything okay here? Yes, fine.
Let's keep looking.
(GRUNTING) (CLATTERING) (GRUNTING) (BREATHING HEAVILY) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) (SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING) GAIUS: Baron! (WHOOSHING) Are you okay? What are you doing out here alone? I, uh, I I don't know.
Those men, they just, they came out of nowhere.
Raven's getting bolder, sending assassins this close to the sanctuary.
Raven? The leader of the rebellion.
You had another blackout, didn't you? I'm not sure.
You warned me this would happen.
That's why we agreed, you don't leave the sanctuary without a guard.
I'm fine.
I handled them on my own.
This Raven, who is it? No one knows.
But his uprising is getting stronger, and he's not gonna stop until you're dead.
(HORSE NEIGHING) Huh.
Come, we need to go.
MINERVA: A scorpion? When did that change? You chose that insignia before the war with the Baron started.
You said your enemies would feel your sting for a thousand years.
(GIRL SCREAMING) What is this? The new shipment of Cogs from the outlying territories.
I don't trade in Cogs.
These blackouts, forgetting things.
Each time, it gets worse.
Get down.
(GRUNTING AND THUDDING) (HORSE NEIGHING) (SCREAMING) GIRL: Argh! No, let me go! Let me go! Ahhh! (GRUNTING) (SCREAMING) (CLATTERING) We don't treat people like that.
That's not who we are.
Are you okay? It's all right.
Don't be scared.
(SOBBING) Tilda? (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) One of the men didn't report back from the search.
Why didn't you say this before? I thought maybe he ran away.
Deserted? He's not the first.
They get hungry, cold Forget that faith requires sacrifice.
So, in other words, you would impugn a brother's belief to cover up your own incompetence.
No, Pilgrim, I would never do that The only reason that he didn't return and you did is because he found what you didn't find.
Sanzo.
Alive.
- I beg forgiveness.
- (GRUNTING AND THUDDING) It's too late for that.
(MYSTERIOUS MUSIC PLAYING) Forgive me, I I forgot myself.
You, go back to the quarry and contemplate your faith.
M.
K.
Take over the search and this time, take the harbingers with you.
(FOOTSTEPS RECEDING) (SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING) (BABY COOING) I am doing this for you, you know.
A bit of gratitude would go a long way right now.
This is harder than it looks.
Shouldn't it be like changing the oil on a car but Argh! - Argh! Ugh! - (BABY LAUGHING) That is nasty.
(BLEATING) Sorry.
I was just, uh, just borrowing your goat.
I swear to the gods.
TILDA: I didn't know you believed in the gods Or anything, Bajie.
How did you do that? Stop Pilgrim's fist? Since when have you been able to access your gift without cutting? M.
K.
told me to think of something that cuts deeper than a knife.
And what is that, dear one? I picture Pilgrim killing Castor.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (THUNDER RUMBLING) (RAIN PATTERING) Mmm.
Whoa.
Thank you.
The diet of mush goat's milk gets pretty old.
Not that this little tyke seems to mind.
So, you don't know what happened to Sunny? No.
I mean, if he got out, and it's a big if, he said we should meet at your refugee camp.
Good luck.
It's not there anymore.
What happened? My sister raided it, with a little help from Pilgrim.
Who's your sister? Baron Chau.
It's a long story.
So, Baron Chau is your sister, and now you're helping The Widow.
Poor you.
I feel sorry for you on both counts.
I need to get this baby to Lydia's.
We're on our way to the viceroy now.
Do you mind if we tag along? (FARTING) Oh.
Oh, yeah.
Yeah, he does that a lot.
BAJIE: You wanna have a go at changing him? No.
I don't want to either.
I know what you're thinking.
Okay, you want me to say it? I'll say it.
Never should have trusted Pilgrim.
No, that's a lie.
I knew what he was.
I just didn't care.
I thought that if he could help my son, if there was even a chance I know you always warned me about caring for other people, letting them get under my skin.
But for Henry, I'd do it again.
Right, Waldo? What do you think of that, old man? Nothing, huh? You always were an asshole.
(SINISTER MUSIC PLAYING) M.
K.
: All right, listen up.
Sunny is still one of the best fighters in the Badlands.
Don't think your gift makes you invulnerable.
Go.
Sounds like you still respect him.
I respect his abilities, Nix.
I know what he's capable of.
What about his son? What about his son? He can grow up without a father, the same way I grew up without a mother.
And how many mothers and fathers do you think Castor and I killed? That's different.
You're actually fighting for a cause.
We're not fighting for a cause, M.
K.
, we're fighting for a man.
And when we stop being useful weapons, he'll get rid of us, just like Castor.
(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING) GAIUS: Raven's fighters hit our supply lines here, here and here.
It's clear they're gaining strength.
Minerva? Sorry.
It's just, the Cogs and the brutality, doesn't seem real.
You said this would happen.
After your last episode.
The doubts, questioning what you've accomplished.
You have to remember that when the barons fell, it was chaos.
We had to adapt.
Adapt? It turns out people do better when they live in fear.
I don't accept that.
Well, at least there's peace, thanks to you.
Until this Raven.
Barons and all their Clippers were no match for your gift.
And this Raven won't be any different.
I hope you haven't forgotten everything.
You're pushing yourself too hard.
You need to rest.
Why don't you let me take care of things for a while? No, I'm fine.
Find the Cog from this morning.
Bring her to my chambers.
If you want a plaything, I can bring you one of the dolls.
Just do it.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (EERIE MUSIC PLAYING) Hey.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (EERIE MUSIC PLAYING) (SCREAMING) (GRUNTING) (GRUNTING) (THUDDING) Welcome back.
The viceroy's in her office.
Ta-da! No fond hello for me? What the hell is he doin' here? He has information the viceroy should hear.
Am I wrong or have you got a certain glow about you? I can feel your tension.
What troubles you? What doesn't? I know we have had some setbacks, but you have also accomplished so much.
Have I? You have amassed thousands of new followers, unearthed the temple of Azra, and through it all, claimed the power that is your birthright.
Then why do I feel so frustrated? So impotent.
(EXHALES) You are anything but impotent.
The path was clear.
I finally found the means to build a new Azra.
But then my own brother betrays me and destroys the meridian chamber It will be repaired.
All the great prophets have suffered challenges to their faith.
You must hold onto yours, for all our sakes.
(BREATHING HEAVILY) That is not the only thing that is troubling you, is it? I used my gift in, in anger.
Had Nix not stopped me Yes, that is a concern, but not for the reasons that you believe.
Did you see how she stopped you? She no longer has to cut herself.
And her loyalty is in question.
Why do you say that? Let's just say She should be watched.
There we go, baby Henry.
A nice soft bed for a change.
(SNIFFING) You look like you're standing guard.
You're afraid I'm gonna steal the towels? You still don't trust me, do you? Is that a serious question, Bajie? Um Ah, this was my son's crib.
I never thought it would get used again.
So you don't mind lookin' after him for a while? You're leaving? Well, I said to Sunny I'd get the baby to you.
So, mission accomplished.
There's a war on.
You might try helping rather than dumping your problems on us.
I'm not dumping my problems on you.
I'm just askin' if you can babysit for a bit.
It's very easy.
You put food in one end - and clean up what comes out the other.
- I've raised babies.
I don't need instructions from a grown-up one.
(CHUCKLING) Okay.
Sorry.
I apologize.
The war you need to be concerned about is the one that's coming.
You mean Pilgrim? Yes, I mean Pilgrim.
Even if Sunny managed to blow that machine up, Pilgrim has enough dark ones that it will tear through any army.
We'll be ready.
No, you won't.
I think I might know someone who can help us, if she doesn't skin me first.
It's a big if.
There's one more thing I need.
(ENGINE REVVING) Don't worry, I'll bring her back in one piece.
Mostly.
(ENGINE REVVING) - MINERVA: You must be hungry.
- (GASPS) Won't you sit down? Do I frighten you? They say you have magic powers.
It's not magic.
(SNIFFING) How did you know my name? I'm not sure.
I felt like we met in a past life.
Tilda, there's gonna be some changes.
There won't be Cogs anymore.
You can help make that happen.
How? I'll train you to fight, to protect yourself and others.
Well, what about my family? They can stay here.
No, they can't.
- Why not? - Because you killed them! (GRUNTING) (GASPING) (SNAPPING) (THUDDING) Tilda? What have I done? Tilda! I, I just wanted to help her.
Take it away.
Come here.
It's okay.
I warned you about people like her.
GAIUS: They're not like us.
They don't respond to love.
Look at me.
You need to stop this.
Your people need a leader.
You are the scorpion.
You tamed the Badlands.
You need to remember who you are.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) You marked your kills? They were supposed to be a badge of honor.
I'd erase them if I could.
Mine are on the inside.
Harder to rub off.
Is that why you're helping me? Pilgrim isn't what he claims to be.
He's the same as all the barons.
They only care about power.
Promise me you'll find your son and get away from here.
He needs a safe place to grow up and there won't be one if I don't set things right.
You're not thinking about going back? No, not yet.
I need to find a woman Ankara.
She told me about Pilgrim.
She may know how to stop him.
Come with me.
He'll track me down, just like I did with M.
K.
You'd be in danger.
I'll take that chance.
I won't.
But I'll help you get past the searchers.
Stay here.
I'll be back soon.
(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING) (DOOR UNLOCKING) GAIUS: Minerva.
Knock before entering.
I thought you'd want to know, we caught one of Raven's lieutenants.
Take charge of the interrogation and report back to me.
He said he was an old friend of yours.
He called you "Flea.
" BAJIE: I can hear the familiar pitter-patter of stiletto heels.
I guess, it must be, uh What are you calling yourself these days? Not Flea.
Minerva? How about just Baron? Same old Bajie.
You know him? I knew him.
Leave us.
Well, well, well.
I must say that certainly is your color.
I guess also it cuts down on visible blood splatter.
So what happened to you? You know, you promised to stick by me.
And then one day I wake up and you're gone.
No, no, no, no, no.
The deal was I got you out of the monastery, and in return you'd use your gift for good.
Well, sometimes dreams have to be tempered by reality.
Where's Raven? Closer than you think.
Who is it? Now, I don't wanna spoil the surprise.
But you'll know soon enough.
Well then, I have no reason to keep you alive, do I? (CHUCKLING) Why should I be any different to anyone else who believed in you? You either drove 'em off or killed them.
Always afraid that they were plottin' behind your back.
Your own people hate you.
Any power you might have, it comes from fear, not strength.
You know who's not afraid? Raven.
Goodbye, Bajie.
Goodbye, Flea.
You always were your own worst enemy.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) M.
K.
: Nix.
Where're you going? I went back for supplies.
Figured we might be out here for a while.
Where's Avon and Zarin? I sent them north after they finished searching the river.
Here, eat something.
We've covered every inch of this forest.
And still no sign of Sunny.
Why don't you search with me? No, we'll cover more ground on our own.
Okay.
Good luck.
(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING) (FLUTTERING) (EXHALES) Where were you? Sending a message to our troops to focus on the western sector.
Why're you ordering the troops further out? Bajie said Raven was closer than we thought.
If you want me to bring our units in, say the word.
But it would look like Raven's beating us back.
Yeah.
Maybe you're right.
(EXHALES) You look tired.
When's the last time you slept? I can't even remember.
Well, my offer still stands.
To take over while I rest? That's very kind of you, but I think I'm better off with my eyes open.
How do you explain these? What are they? Well, they look like coded messages.
I found them in your room.
Well hidden, so don't blame yourself for that.
Whatever these are, someone planted them.
Raven must have another spy in the sanctuary.
I never said they were from Raven.
Who else? Raven's trying to divide us.
I know.
I know that's It's so foolish.
If I can't trust you, then who can I trust? That's what makes this so hard.
I may be many things, but one thing I'm not is a fool.
Minerva (GRUNTING) MINERVA: (AS RAVEN) Hard to find good help these days, isn't it? (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) Who are you? Bajie told you I was close, didn't he? Raven? I'm sorry about your regent.
But I needed him out of the way.
And you made it so easy.
You're so lost you couldn't even trust the one person who loved you the most.
You planted those notes.
If you are the scorpion, then I am the sting.
And who does a scorpion sting when she runs out of victims? Herself.
(GRUNTING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) (GRUNTING) (THUDDING) Power has made you predictable.
I remember when you used to fight for something more.
(TENSE MUSIC PLAYING) (WHIRRING) That won't work with me.
Guess you'll have to fight fair.
(SCOFFS) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (CLANKING) (GRUNTING) (GRUNTING) (WHIRRING) Like Bajie said, you're your own worst enemy.
(WHOOSHING) (GASPING) (CLANKING) (GRUNTING) (GRUNTING IN PAIN) You are the darkness.
(SPLUTTERING) And I am the light within you.
(GRUNTING IN PAIN) For years, you tried to snuff me out, afraid to be exposed to what you really are.
A tyrant.
(GASPING IN PAIN) (SPLUTTERING) (SLOW ROCK MUSIC PLAYING) (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)