Invincible (2021) s01e08 Episode Script

Where I Really Come From

Get out of my house! We'll talk later.
Where's Mark, Debbie? I know you're a superhero.
Fly away, flyboy.
Hey, Eve.
So I'm helping you today.
We've been growing you a new body.
Does Mark know that his dad's a murderer? Keep out of this, Cecil.
It's Mark's mom.
I need to talk to him.
What's going on? Where's Omni-Man? Where is he? Murderer! You've betrayed us! You should have stayed dead.
Dad? Mark.
We need to talk.
No! Someone's controlling you! Dad! Dad! Tell me how to stop them! Mark Let my dad go! Let him let him go.
Stop.
It's me, Mark.
It's just me.
This isn't how I wanted to do this, but I don't have a choice.
It's time for you to know where I really come from.
I am from Viltrum, but it's not the planet I've told you about.
We have created a perfect civilization, but it took all of our strength, determination, and courage to get there.
In order for our people to reach their full potential, we had to remove the weak from our society.
It was a long and difficult process.
When it was over, our population was cut in half, but what emerged from the ashes was unstoppable.
By the time I was born, Viltrum was already the greatest empire in our galaxy.
We decided to make it the only empire in our galaxy.
Once I was old enough, I joined the war effort.
It was hard, but I believe in our cause.
Some species resisted, of course, but no one could withstand us for long.
Soon, our empire encompassed thousands of planets.
But as our territory grew, our forces were stretched thin and our expansion stopped.
We needed a better, more efficient way to conquer worlds.
Our most trusted officers were each given a planet to weaken by themselves.
I was one of those lucky few.
I couldn't tell your mother why I was here But that time's come to an end And now we need to get Earth ready to join the Viltrum Empire.
Mark, this is good news.
We can finally do what we were meant to do.
Be who we were meant to be.
You lied to me.
You couldn't know the truth Not until you had your powers.
Not until I was sure.
Sure of what? Sure you were a Viltrumite.
So if I wasn't, I'd just be one more human to conquer? No.
This doesn't make any sense.
You love me.
You love Mom.
I know you do.
Do you have any idea how long we live? The older we get, the slower we age.
Viltrumite DNA is so pure you're nearly full-blooded.
You'll live for thousands of years.
Do you understand what that means? Everyone you know and love will be gone before you even look 30.
It's not something I want for you.
This isn't your world.
It's theirs.
But we can help them.
We can stop wars.
Eliminate hunger.
Give them medical technology centuries ahead of what they have now.
We've already been doing it.
If it wasn't for you and me, this planet would be in flames.
All we have to do is welcome Earth into our empire.
I do love your mother.
But she's more like a a pet to me.
A pet? This is the only way, Mark.
Don't touch me! Calm down.
I will not calm down! This is insane! What do you think is gonna happen? That I'm gonna go enslave my friends for a bunch of aliens I've never met? This is my life! These are my people! We have a responsibility to Viltrum I don't give a shit about Viltrum.
And I don't care if I live a fuckin' million years.
This is my home and I won't let you destroy it! You don't know what you're saying.
And I can't let you interfere.
I know exactly what I'm saying.
So be it.
Do you really think you can stop me? Agh! Map their trajectory.
I need to know where they're going before they get there.
Debbie, I'm so sorry you had to listen to that.
They're going to kill each other, Cecil! You have to stop this.
We have them, sir.
They're slowing down about 20 miles southeast of Chicago.
Chicago? They're in range.
Scramble our jets.
Sir? What could they do? After everything else we've thrown at Nolan? Not much.
But at least they're a distraction.
Maybe it'll give the kid a chance to think of something.
Holy fuck Okay, what do we do? Do we go out there? And do what? We couldn't even keep up with them.
No.
We follow Cecil's orders and remain here.
This battle is beyond our current capabilities.
Robot is Rudy's right.
We'll get our chance to help.
Eve! Oh Jesus Christ, you're okay.
I'm fine.
What's happening with Mark and Omni-Man? Omni-Man's kicking the shit out of him.
The world's gone fucking nuts.
Indeed.
I truly hope Mark lives up to his name.
To face his father and survive, he'll need to be Don't do this! It's not too late.
Yes, it is.
Target acquired.
Engaging.
Cecil wants to waste more time.
Look what they need to mimic a fraction of our power.
As soon as they separate, hit him with everything you've got.
Roger that.
It's right to pity them, Mark, but wrong to value them over your own kind.
Now! Now! Now! Direct hit.
Repeat, direct hit on Omni-Man.
-I got you.
-Chute won't deploy! You won't need it.
Huh? Ah, man! Thank you.
Didn't think I was gonna make it.
You almost killed him! Instead, you saved him.
So much effort for what? -No! Where was that other one? He's on my six.
You killed him! Now or in 50 years when he's old.
What difference does it make? What difference? He'd have a life! Did seeing that man lose his life disturb you? Did it hurt? Well, let's see how you handle this.
Gretchen! Mommy! I've got you.
I've got you.
-Don't move! Don't move! Don't be scared, okay? No, no! How could you do this? That was your fault.
Your stubbornness against the inevitable killed those people.
How many more need to die, Mark? It's up to you.
And what were they doing with those fragile little lives anyway? Listen to what I'm saying.
You know in your heart I'm right.
Right? About how pathetic and pointless humanity is? Is Mom's life worthless? In the grand scheme of things Yes.
-Debbie.
How can you say those things? How can you say that about Mom? Liar! For the first time in your life, I'm telling you the truth.
Let me I need to save them.
No.
Maybe this time, you'll learn.
These people are meaningless.
They're cavemen without us.
You're wrong! I've seen you save people I've seen you almost die to protect them.
Maybe you were a Viltrumite when you came to Earth, but you've changed! You were happy here! Sure.
I was happy.
For a time.
But I'm loyal to Viltrum, not this pathetic excuse for a civilization.
Get off me! You aren't listening, Mark.
My time here has been a speck in the span of my life.
You don't know me.
I will burn this planet down before I spend another minute living among these animals.
Please.
I was wrong to raise you as a human.
I should have prepared you better.
Taught you more.
Your life has been soft and painless.
You're a Viltrumite in blood only.
Well, your true education begins now.
Oh, my god.
Mark Gear up.
We can't stop this fight, but we can save lives.
Cecil's orders were to stay here.
We don't care.
You're not a robot anymore, remember? Had enough yet? I'll stop you.
I'm ready when you are.
You're doing this for nothing.
Being a part of the empire will make Earth better than it ever was.
And what if they resist? That's why we're here.
To keep them from resisting.
To show them how wrong they are, how pointless it is That they can be a part of something bigger.
Or die.
I won't let you.
You want to die for this planet? Fine.
What's 17 more years? I can always start again make another kid.
Yeah! What are you doing? If I have to watch this game, I'd have a better view from above.
You know you can't do that.
It's bad enough you're standing over here like a weirdo.
Come sit down.
This is a waste of everyone's time.
There's so much more I could be doing right now.
Go, Mark! Oh! You're gonna miss it! Look at Mark.
Strike one! You and I, we made him.
He's ours.
When he feels joy, we feel joy.
See that look on his face? How can you see that and not feel the same way? Strike two! As we get older, it's harder to feel that.
The weight of the world, it bogs us down.
Nice one, honey! But our children remind us of the joys in life.
It brings us back, shows us what life is all about.
This is humanity.
Yeah, yeah! Get going, Mark! Get going! -C'mon, Mark! -Go, Mark, go! Go, Mark, go! -C'mon, buddy, you can do it! -Go, Mark! Go, Mark! And safe! Did you see, Dad? Did you see? Aw, that was amazing! Yeah.
Yeah, I saw.
Dammit! Why did you make me do this? You're fighting so you can watch everyone around you die! Think, Mark! You'll outlast every fragile, insignificant being on this planet.
You'll live to see this world crumble to dust and blow away! Everyone and everything you know will be gone! What will you have after 500 years? You, Dad.
I'd still have you.
Dad? This is the scene in downtown Chicago as darkness falls on the day the world changed.
Omni-Man and Invincible touched down here during their terrible battle.
The damage you can see behind me was done in a matter of minutes before they carried their fight elsewhere.
I can't begin to explain the devastation, the pain -the loss.
It's like nothing nothing I've ever seen.
And we're all asking the same question how could someone who promised to keep us safe, to protect us against any threat, become that threat? Without answers, all we can do is hold each other as we pick up the pieces.
City planners estimate that it will take weeks to clear the area before rebuilding can begin.
The cost in lives the cost in lives is incalculable.
Thankfully, the Guardians of the Globe and Atom Eve are on the scene.
There's been no sign of Omni-Man or Invincible since yesterday.
In time, we hope to know what ended this attack, but for now, we can be thankful that the danger is behind us.
Don't try to talk.
You're going to be okay.
You're safe now.
It's all over.
Here.
Drink.
I'm so proud of you.
I'll let you rest.
Debbie? Sorry.
It's okay.
Look, I was I was wanting to Look, if this is too much, just say so.
If it were me, it would ease my mind to know that things are taken care of, so Just get on with it, Cecil.
Since we want to preserve Omni-Man's secret identity to keep you and Mark safe, Nolan Grayson officially died when the house across the street exploded from a gas leak.
Now, Nolan's travel books always sold well, but sales will see a significant spike after his death, so you and Mark will be fine for money.
And don't be alarmed if you see yourself and Mark on the news.
We sent proxies to the funeral so your lives can go back to some kind of normal once Mark's healed up.
Normal? Look, I I'm sorry.
I didn't mean What I meant was No.
I'm sorry.
This is all very kind.
-Thank you.
-Yeah.
Nolan was doing everything under my nose and I never saw it.
I wouldn't be able to live with myself if I didn't make things as right as they can be.
Man.
We haven't earned it yet.
Seriously? Fuck off.
I said, stop! Now we look like a team.
The hope outweighs all my sorrow I believe And the vast, open sky shows them all What I could be And the colors drift from you Into me And the wonder of the moment Sticks to me Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh And the colors drift from you Into me And the wonder of the moment Rescued me Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Ooh, ooh, ooh Oh Hey, William.
Oh, um, hey, Eve.
Uh Have you heard from Mark? Not since that stuff between him and his dad on the news.
I'm really worried tha Oh, shit! Wait a minute.
You know he's Invincible? Oh, man.
You know, too? Oh, thank god! I thought I blew it.
You you think he's okay? I don't know.
Hmm.
That was a hell of thing you did there, kid.
I, um I thought it might have been a dream I wish it were.
You've been drifting in and out for almost two weeks, but my guys got you patched up good.
We'll let you out in a day or two.
I saw my dad fly away.
Where'd he go? Get your rest, kid.
We'll talk later.
Hey.
Wait.
Wait! Aren't you going to tell me what happened? -That depends.
-On what? On if you still want to be a hero or not.
I don't know.
Come with me.
I wanted to tell you that your mother heard everything that your dad said, so you don't have to go through the trouble of explaining this whole ordeal.
What? She heard everything? How could you do that? Don't you think she deserves to know the truth? Yeah, but Your mother knew he killed the Guardians, but she was holding out hope there was a good reason for it.
So was I.
Better for her to know everything about your father.
Maybe you're right.
Wait a minute.
Where are we? Oh, sorry.
Lights.
Whoa! That's enough.
-Lights.
What? What the hell just happened? Where'd all that go? The water America drinks so conveniently from their taps is laced with a chemical that inhibits the ability to see certain frequencies of light.
Those frequencies are used in this room.
So it's all just invisible? You and everyone else in America do not have the ability to see the things in this room.
You'd be surprised how often we use this.
Wild.
To answer your question, we monitored your father until he left our solar system.
He didn't change trajectory, so he's going somewhere pretty damn far away.
Which means we, um we need a replacement.
No.
Not now.
Not yet.
Your dad didn't leave me with a lot of options, Mark.
If I can't call on you well, there's not really a list past the Guardians of the Globe.
I know I'm sorry.
It's just it's too much.
I shouldn't have brought this up so soon.
Let's get you and your mother home first.
We fixed the house.
Talked to your school and Debbie's work.
There's even a headstone in the cemetery Not that you'd want to visit it.
If either of you need anything else, you know how to reach me.
Thanks, Cecil.
Much better.
I'm going to go lie down for a bit.
Okay, Mom.
[Mark, in memory.]
Guess who's finally getting his powers.
Oh, that's great, son, just great! If you really want to do what I do, you have to be prepared for anything.
Dad! Ow! Ribs.
I'm scared, Dad.
What if I can't do this? This is the beginning of a long journey for you and me.
Along the way, you're going to need to do things you don't want to do, or might not think you can do.
You're a Viltrumite.
We have responsibilities that normal humans don't.
I want to do what you do! I want to be just like you.
-You will be, son.
You will be.
Mom! I'm going to order something for dinner.
Want to get a pizza? Mark! Whoa.
Uh Does this mean uh? I mean, if you want.
But what about Looks like I wasn't the only person being lied to.
You know Omni-Man is my They said your dad was killed when a gas line blew up across the street.
Not that hard to figure it out from there.
Detective Amber, ready to help out on any tough cases that come up.
Are you I know you're not okay, but do you want to talk about it? Yeah.
I think I do.
Mark! Oh, man, it's so good to see you're all right.
I mean, after everything on the TV about you and Omniiii Uh, hey, Amber.
Uh, um She knows about my dad.
Oh, okay.
They know? You guys want to, uh Let's go out.
We're not open! How did you get Debbie.
How are you holding up? Scratch that.
Stupid question.
What can I do for you? I spent so much time thinking about if Nolan had killed the Guardians and why he would have done it I I didn't think about what would happen afterwards.
Where it would leave me and Mark.
After everything Nolan said and did I still can't believe it.
I can't believe our time together was a lie.
I wish he'd come back.
Me too.
Pour me one of those.
I've only got the one glass.
I don't care.
Pour.
How's your mom taking it? About as badly as you'd expect.
Mark, I am so sorry.
I don't know what to say.
It's like I'm hollow inside.
Nothing seems real.
We don't have to do this here.
No.
It's okay.
I just needed to get out of the house.
But can we talk about something else? We can try, but it's literally all anyone is talking about in the whole world.
Okay.
Sorry.
New topic.
Uh Huh.
Hold on.
Hello? I need you.
Now.
Hurry.
Sorry, I'll be right back.
What is it? I know you've said you don't want to do this.
Someone's flying towards Earth from deep space.
We're still trying to figure out who it is, but You know about Mark and Omni-Man now, so you might as well know about me.
I met Mark in costume before I realized we went to the same school.
I'm, um well, I'm Atom Eve.
What? Oh, my god, I see it now! You can make doubles of yourself! No! That's Dupli-Kate.
I'm the pink one.
Oh, right.
Of course.
Invincible! Oh it's just you.
Oh, thank heavens! I-I thought I was too late! I have to warn you! Warn me? When I returned to the Coalition of Planets to tell them I'd been going to Earth instead of Urath, they lost their minds! Earth is off limits There's a Viltrumite living on your planet! Oh.
That.
Wait What? You already know? Uh yeah.
I don't understand.
Grab a seat.
This may take a while.
So you're a Viltrumite? But you don't work for them? And your dad tried to take over the planet but then left? He just left? That's nuts, man.
Yeah.
As far as we can tell, my dad is just gone.
That is super weird for a Viltrumite.
They don't just give up.
They're relentless.
They destroyed my world when my people rebelled against them.
They blew up our planet rather than lose it.
Jesus I'm sorry.
Don't be.
From the sounds of it, I'm the one who should be apologizing.
If I'd checked my orders properly, I would've seen that Earth was flagged for Viltrumite takeover.
I could have warned you.
I would have just gone to my dad and told him everything.
Who knows what would have happened then? I can't imagine what you're going through.
Literally.
Like, I have no concept of it.
With my home world gone, my people had to create breeding camps just to stop us from going extinct.
I've never even met my father.
After the last few days, I'm jealous.
The Coalition of Planets will want to hear about you.
A power struggle's brewing in the farthest reaches of space.
What kind of power struggle? The Coalition is trying to unite enough worlds to stop the Viltrumite empire.
The thing is no one's even heard of a Viltrumite abandoning their post.
It's insane.
It just doesn't happen.
This could be the advantage we've been looking for.
Sure.
Let me know if I can do anything to help.
I don't get why you're smiling? Just thinking about everything I've been through.
How huge it all feels.
But the fact it's just a small part of something much larger makes it all seem more manageable.
I don't know.
But it helps.
Sorry to rain on your parade.
That happens on Earth, right? Anyway, once they find out your father took off, the Viltrumites are gonna come for you.
Trust me, when they set their sights on a planet, they don't give up without a fight.
I'll be ready.
I hope so.
What's the plan in the meantime? Do what I want 'cause I can And if I don't because I wanna Be ignored by the stiff and the bored Because I'm gonna Hate to say I told you so All right! Come on! Yeah! I do believe I told you so Now it's all out and you knew 'Cause I wanted to No need for me to wait Because I wanna No need two, three, too late Because I'm gonna Hate to say I told you so All right! Come on! I do believe I told you so Finish high school, I guess.
Oh, all right.
Good.
Sounds good.
What is high school? Now it's all out and you knew 'Cause I wanted to Turn my back on the rot That's been planning the plot Because I'm gonna No need for me to wait Because I wanna No need two, three, too late Because I'm gonna Hate to say I told you so All right! Ask me once I'll answer twice 'Cause all I know I'll tell Because I wanna Sound device and lots of ice I'll spell my name out loud Because I wanna! Oh, yeah! ⇒ Sub By SRJ
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