Into The Badlands (2015) s03e13 Episode Script

Black Lotus, White Rose

1 PILGRIM: I'm here to set you free.
Your Master led you astray.
(INDISTINCT SHOUTING) You weren't born with the Gift You stole it.
And now it's fighting against you.
Hello, Juliet.
Let's finish this.
Tell me how to defeat Pilgrim.
There was once a great power inside you.
How do I unlock it? Only your sister could, and she's dead.
- They've come for us.
- MAN: I want Sanzo alive.
Bajie, no! Take him We're heading back to Razor Ridge.
(METAL CLINKING, RATTLING) (SUNNY GRUNTS) Welcome to Razor Ridge, Sanzo.
I don't know that name.
You're a hard man to find.
But Ankara has never steered me wrong.
You know, she offered to trade her life for yours and your friend's.
Where is Bajie? Oh, last time I saw him, he was lying in a pool of his own blood.
Very dead.
- Son of a bitch! - GUARDS: Hey! The only reason you're still alive is because we can help each other.
Ankara told me all about the Black Lotus.
How you razed Azra and murdered my sister.
WOMAN: That's not true.
Ankara didn't know the whole story.
Who the hell are you? I'm Kannin.
Your sister.
You're not going out like this.
(POWER SURGING) Aah! (GROANS) (GROANING) Welcome back, you little prick.
Aah! What did you bring me back for, you silly old bat? You always were my favorite.
Just don't tell anyone.
(CHUCKLING) Hey, hey.
Where did those bastards take Sunny? Razor Ridge.
But he can't be saved.
Oh, get out, while you still can.
(SOBBING) My friend, Tate.
Where is he? I saw you needle him.
Not all the sleepers survive the process.
All he wanted was to be free.
She will pay for her transgressions.
I promise.
Look into the eyes of the innocents you incarcerated.
The ones who saw through your hypocrisy and dared to defy your lies and empty promises.
(SPITTING) I want to welcome our brothers and sisters who have been asleep.
You have woken in a new world.
One where you have nothing to fear.
I freed you so that together we can build a new Azra.
A place where your Gift won't be shunned.
It will be celebrated.
This man is no liberator! He wants to use your Gift to conquer his enemies.
Says the woman who incarcerated you in an endless nightmare.
Don't believe me, ask your brother, M.
After he escaped this prison I found him at death's door.
I restored his health and taught him to treasure his Gift.
When he told me of your plight we embarked on our journey to free you.
I believe you can't change the world by hiding on a mountain.
You must do it through action.
Together, we can wipe the Badlands clean and usher in the dawn of a new age.
A golden age.
One where you will walk the Earth like gods among men.
Pilgrim! ALL: (CHANTING) Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! - (COUGHING) - Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! You okay? GAIUS: When I was younger, my father said I wouldn't live to see 25.
He said I was too weak to survive the Badlands.
Here I am, last one standing.
Well, the dead don't decide the future, we do.
Now more than ever.
Take this to White Bone, show your sister's head to her troops and tell them one war has ended but another is about to begin.
Sure you don't want to bring this yourself? I'll be back soon.
Nix will ride with you.
Send her to the Sanctuary, if Pilgrim tries anything, Lydia will need all the help she can get.
GAIUS: Looks like someone could use her mother right now.
KANNIN: Unshackle him.
(CHAIN CLANKING) What are you doing? Giving you a chance to escape.
There are 25 guards on this level, another 50 below.
If you get past them, there's still the matter of a dozen steel doors.
Do you want to make a run for it? Or learn who you really are? I know my sister and I were hunted by the Black Lotus and then she sacrificed herself so that I could escape.
That's true.
Except, they didn't kill me.
They saved me.
You're not my sister.
She died so that I could live.
I'm standing right in front of you, Sanzo.
Stop playing mind games with me and tell me what you want.
I want you to remember who you are.
(THUNDERING) Where are we? Inside your memory.
(GRUNTING) I've had enough.
- Pick it up.
- I yield, brother.
- We go again! - YOUNG KANNIN: Sanzo, stop! You okay, Taurin? Why are you so hard on him? You know how much he looks up to you like a brother.
Are you worried about the ceremony tomorrow? As certain as the sun sets and the moon rises, I'll be by your side, Sanzo.
Come on, I'll race you home.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) Do you believe me now? I know what you're thinking, Sanzo, but killing me isn't gonna help you get what you want.
And what's that? Pilgrim dead.
I want the same thing.
Until a few weeks ago, I'd never even heard of the Black Lotus.
Well, that would be the ambition of a secret brotherhood, would it not? To remain secret.
We've been around for more than 500 years.
Moving in the shadows.
Passing on our knowledge from generation to generation.
This outpost is just one of many.
Do you really think those black-eyed scum exist only in the Badlands? Why do you hate them so much? They were responsible for the fall of the old world.
Our founders tried to warn the people that the "Gifted" ones would lead to their destruction.
But their warnings went unheeded until it was too late.
Then, we learnt that a new city was being built in the rubble of Azra.
The haven for the dark ones.
We could not let history repeat itself.
You were the one who betrayed Ankara.
We stopped them before they destroyed us all.
But it seems the old woman had the last laugh.
She used you to create a monster.
Pilgrim isn't the only monster here.
Get him fed.
Give him time.
I can unlock his Gift.
You've shown your loyalty to me, and for that reason I shall indulge you.
But never forget, you will always be just a filthy little dark-eyed one.
You remember this old relic? A souvenir from Azra.
You have until the sand runs out to unlock him.
(SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING) (ENGINE REVVING) Why don't I remember anything about you? Locking away your memories was the only way I could keep you safe.
So, how is it that you're working for the people that tried to kill us? Magnus took me in.
He became a father to me.
He showed me the truth.
We are the ones who pose a threat to the world.
Pilgrim confirms that.
If you have a trained army, why do you need me? Your Gift is special.
It's powerful.
Didn't you ever wonder why your fighting skills were superior? Pilgrim can't be both dark-eyed and shut you down.
He'll have to choose, and that's how you can beat him.
Use one enemy to defeat another.
You're not my enemy, Sanzo.
You're my brother.
Ankara said you are the only that can unlock my Gift.
Is that true? Yes, but you've been locked for such a long time.
If we go too fast, the shock will kill you.
I need you to free your mind and remember.
(WHOOSHING) I remember this place.
It's the great hall in Azra.
DANTE: We must now look to a future beyond these walls.
Of the future in which we bring Azra's enlightenment to the entire world.
This is my pendant ceremony.
And no one was prouder than our father.
Sanzo and Taurin are the guardians of that future.
(SPEAKING ANCIENT LANGUAGE) (CROWD APPLAUDING) Why are you showing me this? Because this was the day your innocence ended.
Sanzo, come with me.
(CROWD MURMURING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) Who are you? How did you sneak through the city's defenses? - (GRUNTING) - (GASPS) I ask again.
(CRACKING) Where did you get this? You have until the sand runs out to confess or you will die like your friends.
Death is always hard to watch.
But no one can know of our existence.
But why, Father? People are afraid of what they don't understand.
We must protect them from themselves.
When the sand runs out, it will be your duty to end the young man's life.
No, I can't.
Killing is your destiny, Sanzo.
There can be no turning back.
It is who you are.
(THUDDING) I'm sorry.
Every paradise has its price.
Even Azra.
(PILGRIM COUGHING) Now, I have your sacred knowledge and the loyalty of your former pupils.
You have a bunch of scrolls and some misguided children.
For someone so enlightened, how can you be so blind to your own hubris? You speak of hubris? Yours is bleeding from your eyes.
Absolute power is an illusion.
It fades away just when you need it the most.
True power hides until it is ready to strike.
(CLANKING) (GRUNTING) (GRUNTING) (CHOKING) You treat the Gift like it is a weapon that you can wield.
It is not.
(BLADE PIERCING) (PIERCING SOUND) (GASPING) From this moment forward, you will stand by my side as my most trusted warrior and my one true son.
I was just thinking, I hope there's an impregnable stone fortress I have to break into.
'Cause I never get tired of that.
TILDA: When you get to the Sanctuary, ask for Lydia.
Tell her The Widow sent you.
Why would she believe me? Show her this.
It's Baron Chau's.
Thank you, for looking out for my mother.
She's a warrior.
I've never met anyone quite like her.
You know, Minerva said the same thing about you.
Why do I get a feeling you don't approve of our relationship.
I just need to know that you're serious.
It is for me.
If you break her heart, I'll cut yours out.
Magnus told me about the tattoos on your back.
I wiped you clean.
Gave you a new start.
You could have been anything and you still became a killer.
I also broke free, found love.
Had a wife.
What happened to her? People like us aren't worthy of love.
That's what the Gift does.
It destroys all it touches.
That's Magnus talking.
He showed me the beauty of the old world.
And how it was destroyed by our kind.
You think the Black Lotus are some kind of saviors? They're doing what must to secure peace.
That's exactly how my Baron justified the things I did in his name.
But there has to be another way.
This is the fate we deserve.
Because that's what Magnus told you to think? He didn't save you, he broke you.
He took me in.
He gave me a family when I had none.
He took a scared girl and fed you lies until that's the only truth you could see.
I know because my Baron did the same thing to me.
He called me his son, but I was just a dog.
Kannin, what happened to us isn't your fault.
I know.
It's yours.
Now they are marching on the Badlands.
What about Sunny and Bajie? They had Ankara and were heading here.
They never arrived.
The Mirror chamber.
Take me there.
Will you journey with me? Where are we? The last place I ever felt true happiness.
The time before the Gift.
When I wasn't the Master.
I was simply Ada.
My brother's.
I was ten.
We were out picking blackberries like we did every solstice.
I remember we were laughing and then I pricked my finger on a thorn.
As I looked at the blood the world went black.
The day your Gift first appeared.
When I woke, I was standing over my brother's body.
His neck was broken.
At first I wasn't sure what had happened until I saw the terror in my parents' eyes.
The way my mother looked at me, such fear Such shame.
I thought the Monastery was an oasis where we could be safe from the cruelty of the world and the world could be safe from us.
But it was a prison, and I was the warden.
No better than the people I was trying to protect us from.
And now my hypocrisy has come back to kill me.
I always admired you.
And now you're here at the moment of my passing.
You are my final lesson.
I've made mistakes.
So many.
Stop looking to a greater authority for answers.
You need to find them inside you.
Create a world where there are no more masters.
My time on this earth is over.
There must be something you can tell me about defeating Pilgrim.
He is weak from raising the sleepers.
You need to strike now before his strength is restored.
Thank you Ada.
Aah! Hello, asshole.
You remember me? I was the one with the bad case of heartburn.
I'm feeling a lot better, thank you very much.
(GRUNTING) What is this? Oh, a nice little souvenir.
Yeah, so we don't run into anymore of you assholes.
Let's go.
Get up! BAJIE: Sunny! Bajie? I thought you were dead.
It's a long story.
But I am still ticking my friend.
Let's go.
I can't leave without my sister.
Your sister? She's alive.
Fine, we'll get her on the way out.
Let Magnus go.
- You better back off, bitch.
- (MAGNUS GRUNTS) That's my sister.
SUNNY: Kannin, Bajie's a friend.
This is our chance we can all get out of here now.
She doesn't belong to you.
She belongs to me.
Show them you're a true believer.
See, only too willing to sacrifice her life for our cause.
Don't do this.
Bajie, let him go.
- What? - Just do it.
You're unbelievable.
MAGNUS: Get him.
Take them to the chain room.
(CLANKING) Not only did I rise from the dead, I found this secret prison, I snuck in, I took out three guards and I had a plan for us to get us out here.
Only for you to do a shit of defeat out of the anus of victory.
You're going to wish that witch had never brought you back to life.
You know, I has this rig built for Kannin.
Needed something she couldn't use her Gift to escape from.
And hanging here in these chains, she came to realize that I was her only way out.
It wasn't long before she went from this dungeon to my bed.
(GRUNTING ANGRILY) That's more like the Sanzo I remember.
Last time we met, I was your prisoner.
Your father plans to use you as a weapon YOUNG MAGNUS: He's going to harness your Gift to cleanse the world of all those who don't believe in Azra.
Help free me and I can take you away from here, to a place where your father will never find you.
DANTE: When the sand runs out, it will be your duty to end the young man's life.
(CLANKING) DANTE: Sanzo! - (YOUNG SUNNY GRUNTING) - YOUNG MAGNUS: Stay back! (SCREAMING) (THUDDING) You remember me now, don't you? You helped me once, Sanzo.
Thanks to you, your father's dream was destroyed, along with his city and everyone you ever loved.
Now I'm going to use your special Gift to destroy Pilgrim and all his followers.
- I will not be your weapon.
- (SCOFFS) You don't have a choice.
Once Kannin unlocks you, you'll be under her control.
That's what she was trained to do.
You're lying.
Ask her.
It's time for you and your sister to fulfill your destinies.
What about me? MAGNUS: Once Sanzo goes dark eyed, I'll make sure he kills you first.
You can't let her take your Gift.
Do you hear me? Don't do this.
We can find another way to stop Pilgrim.
I need you.
My son needs you.
Sanzo needs you.
Ignore him.
Do it now! SUNNY: This is not love.
This is control.
Remember what he put you through.
How he locked you in these chains.
I just wanna say, I think we probably got off on the wrong foot.
(CRACKING) No hard feelings, then.
Follow me.
(GRUNTING) (CRACKING) (ALARM CONTINUES BLARING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC PLAYING) (YELLING) (SLAMMING) ("THE SOUND OF SILENCE" PLAYING) Hello darkness my old friend I've come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone 'Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold and damp When my eyes were stabbed By the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people maybe more People talking without speaking People hearing without listening People writing songs That voices never share And no one dared Disturb the sound of silence Fools said I you do not know Silence like a cancer grows Hear my words that I might teach you Take my arms that I might reach you But my words Like silent raindrops fell And echoed in the wells Of silence And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made And the sign flashed out its warning In the words that it was forming And the sign said The words of the prophets are written on The subway walls And tenement halls ALL: (CHANTING) Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Of silence (CHANTING) Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim! Pilgrim (SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYING)