Katla (2021) s01e03 Episode Script

The Mother

How are you, old lady?
Where did y'all come from?
Is that Rósa?
She got out last night.
You know how it is.
We'd lose our license
if the milk got polluted.
It would've been cruel
to keep the poor thing alive.
Wow. Trying to impress Darri, or…?
- Juice?
- Yes, please.
Good morning.
- Darri, want some juice?
- Uh, no, thanks.
- Is everything okay?
- Yeah, I just slept badly.
- Here. I made you a plate.
- Thanks.
Are you hungry?
I'm… just gonna eat in my room.
Try and get some rest.
Do you want water?
Uh, when was the last time you ate?
Last night.
What did you eat?
The same as you.
The spaghetti that Mom made.
Had you forgot?
No, but…
Never mind.
I remember that spaghetti.
Wh… Where are you going? Hey!
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
- I need to pee now.
- No, uh…
Children are not allowed in here.
This is, you know…
A worksite for grown-ups.
Lots of dangerous equipment and stuff.
The people that work here
mustn't find out that you're here.
But… where do I pee then?
You can use the water bottle.
I'll just step outside.
Feeling better?
Yep, a little. Thanks.
Uh, we're heading out
to try to find those 1918 ash layers.
You coming?
No, I think I might be getting the flu,
so I better stay in.
I'll work here.
Okay. Get better.
- See you.
- Mm-hmm.
She stayed the night. She's still here.
It's not like her.
No, not really.
She seems a bit off.
You know what I mean?
I can imagine you change
when something like this happens.
Something like what?
We have no idea what happened.
She just appeared out of nowhere
with no explanation.
Why don't you just talk to her about this?
Yeah. Maybe I will.
She's still a slob.
- Hey, Dad.
- Yeah?
She's Swedish, right?
One would think so.
At least she speaks Swedish.
Then shouldn't the Reykjavík police
alert the Swedish embassy?
They should be able
to figure out who she is.
The Reykjavík police
have enough on their plate.
No reason to make a big deal
out of this. We'll figure this out.
I mean, this person
must come around soon.
There's something very strange going on.
Two women appear on the glacier,
covered in ash.
Yeah, "strange" is a good word.
And then this Gunhild
claims she knows Thór.
Claims she works at the hotel.
She's obviously not who she says she is.
No, and she's not a part
of any group either, so…
Maybe she's just some mental case.
I don't know what to believe anymore.
But one thing's for sure,
Sweden and Reykjavík
don't give a damn about us.
All that matters to them
is whether the ash cloud
is blowing east or west these days
so they know if they can fly
to Florida or Mallorca.
What about Ása?
I mean, she must have been somewhere.
If we were in a big foreign city,
you see,
I'd say maybe someone abducted her
and held her captive somewhere.
Maybe even drugged.
And maybe violated and raped her.
Or God knows what.
But we're not in a foreign country.
I'm sure there could be monsters here,
like anywhere else.
Here in Vík?
- Yeah. Things have happened.
- Why are you so upset?
I'm not fucking upset, man.
This whole this is just absurd.
- We found her snowmobile in a crevasse.
- Yeah.
- We found it, remember? Yeah.
- Yeah.
And everyone assumed
she got swallowed by the glacier.
Listen, I'm only thinking out loud here.
Hey, I gotta get going.
You'll stop by and see your mother then,
won't you?
- Dad
- She'd really like that.
Leifur, can you hear me?
Leifur, make sure to collect the sample
from above the ash layer.
Yeah, okay.
I think I'm at the top of the layer now.
Say again?
Are you sure this is the right place?
I don't know.
These layers all look the same to me.
You're the scientist.
You can look at the samples
once I get them.
Shh, shh, shh. Stop that.
Sit down.
I'd like to ask you some questions.
- Okay.
- Okay?
What is your full name?
Mikael Darrason.
What is my name?
What's your mom's name?
Do you have any friends?
No, not really.
- Why not?
- I don't know.
The kids are stupid and…
They say I'm weird.
Have you ever had a pet?
Yes, a parrot.
And what was your parrot's name?
And did you love Elías?
But then what happened?
I cut off his wings
with the kitchen scissors.
Why'd you do that?
Because I just felt strange.
Do you think you left the country?
No, I don't remember leaving this place.
Then how do you know the Swedish woman?
- What?
- Gunhild.
You were so angry with her.
She's obviously related
to the Gunhild at the hospital.
Just think,
I can't remember leaving here.
And still, it's like I'm missing Vík.
Like I haven't been here
for a very long time.
Are you saying you were here a year
without anyone noticing you?
I don't know, Gríma. Sometimes people
don't see what's right in front of them.
This is a small town, Ása.
Everybody was searching for you.
There's no way.
Who was looking?
What do you mean?
- Who took part in the search for me?
- Everyone.
- Einar?
- Yes.
- Daddy?
- Yes, of course Dad searched for you, Ása.
I'm just a little surprised.
You were a handful,
but he's still your dad.
He went up to the glacier every day
to look for tourists.
But we knew he was looking for you.
- Was it him who searched the most?
- Yes.
And me.
- And then you just stopped searching?
- No.
I had to go to the hospital.
Did you have an accident?
I had a nervous breakdown.
They kind of ordered me to stop searching.
- Said it was bad for my recovery.
- Who?
Some doctors down south.
Perhaps you would've found me
if you had kept searching.
It's ruined.
- Here's the head.
- Mm-hmm.
I've got the legs right here.
Why is the heart beating so fast?
It's normal. The rule of thumb is,
the smaller, the faster.
Like, a bird's heart can beat
up to a thousand times per minute.
- Really?
- Yes.
And a blue whale's heart,
ten times per minute.
So… So everything's good?
It's… It's healthy?
Yes. I believe so.
Can I help you?
Can I help you?
Could you excuse us for a minute?
Um, I'm sorry,
I have to ask you to step outside.
It's okay.
Are you sure?
Okay. Let me just finish up here.
Are you two related?
You look very much alike.
Do you have kids?
Who are you?
- Gunhild Ahlberg.
- No.
No. You are not.
- Why are you lying?
- I am not lying.
Are you okay?
Cut the crap. Who are you?
- What is your name?
- I am not lying. My name is Gunhild.
Do you know Thór as well?
Why are you saying
you're carrying his child?
- Why do you think I'm lying?
- He hasn't met you.
He doesn't know you.
He's just saying that
so his wife doesn't find out.
His wife is dead.
I'm sorry.
So, Ása has come back home.
Says she can't remember
how she disappeared or where she's been.
I don't know what to believe.
Maybe she's run away from home.
She was always a wild one.
I mean…
She was stark naked when they found her.
I can't count the times
I had to drive her back to Hnjúkar,
dead drunk and barely dressed.
I don't know what Einar sees in her.
The poor boy has had a crush on her
since they were kids.
But she's never thought
he was good enough for her.
Oh, my, oh, my. There they are.
Okay, I won't be long.
I've been looking everywhere.
Where the hell have you been?
I went out for a walk.
You can't just wander off like that.
Gríma, I'm a grown-up person.
I can go out for a walk if I want to.
You could at least
leave me a note or something.
- You need to understand
- Understand what?
You were gone for a whole year, Ása!
We were all devastated.
We thought you were dead.
I just feel like…
like I'm losing you again
when you run off like that.
Will you promise me
not to do that again?
I promise.
We all changed when we lost you.
Everything changed.
I just… I can't accept
not getting an explanation for why
my life was ruined.
Don't pick at it like that.
I'm cold.
Open your mouth.
Can you hold the thermometer?
- I'm not sick.
- Shh.
Don't speak. Just try to relax.
What are you doing?
I just wanna make sure
that you're all right.
You were in the cold for so long.
Let me see.
I… I feel just fine.
Yes, you don't have a fever.
Can you close your eyes for me?
Just for a second?
You'll feel a small poke.
Such a good boy.
Where's Mommy?
She's, uh…
She's in Reykjavík.
When will she come?
I don't know.
I want my mommy now.
- Sorry for being so harsh earlier.
- You weren't harsh.
Let me know if you see something
that rings any bells.
Is there no one who
takes care of these houses?
Yeah, some owners come by now and then,
but most have just given up.
- Where'd they all go?
- To Reykjavík.
Some to the Westman Islands.
We probably won't find anything here.
What do you mean?
You know I wasn't in Vík this past year.
- What?
- Come on.
- Ása, what?
- Come on.
- No. No.
- Yes.
Come on.
Ása, I don't think this is a good idea.
You know that Gísli's wife
owns this store.
Yes, I know. Magnea, Einar's mother.
Ása, where are you going?
Ása, what are you doing?
- You're going swimming?
- Yes.
Are we stealing these, Ása?
Good kitty.
I didn't realize you… you'd both be here.
- Is that a problem?
- No, no, no.
Not at all.
You came back.
It's nice to see you.
You too.
Both of you.
Is it okay if I sit for a moment?
So you do know her then?
I saw her when she arrived.
How come she's pregnant
with your child then?
I'm sor… I'm sorry. I… I, um…
I should have told you first, but…
But yeah, I'm pregnant.
And I heard about… about your wife.
I'm so sorry.
We sometimes came here with Mom.
Berry picking, remember?
Of course, it was green then.
You were too small to walk up the hill,
so Mom had to carry you.
You didn't want a pail,
so you put all the berries in your mouth.
Mom was so afraid you'd choke on them.
I should've brought you here
after she died.
I tried my best to replace her, but…
It was all too much.
Sorry, I shouldn't have brought up Mom.
No, it's okay.
I want…
I've never really been able
to get past losing her.
I know.
I always just thought that I…
I could've done something to stop her.
And when you just vanished…
Oh, I don't know.
Then I got the same feeling,
like I could've somehow…
Could've prevented it all.
When is summer break over?
What do you mean?
Mmm, when do I have to get back to school?
I don't know. Probably August.
What if something bad happens?
Like what?
Like if I broke my leg or something.
Could I stay out of school then?
We all have to go to school.
I don't want to go.
What if everyone at my school would die?
Would I have to go then?
Will you read to me?
I don't think there are
any children's books here.
Read this.
You want me to read this?
It's boring.
I don't care what you read.
"'Variation in Volcanic Activity of Askja
as Inferred from Delta 34-S
in Sulfate from Öskjuvatn, '
by Tómas
"The Askja volcanic system forms
one of the five to six volcanic systems
in the northern volcanic zone
that divides the North American
and the Eurasian plates."
I love you, Daddy.
- Are we going far?
- Shh, shh, shh, shh.
Daddy, I'm cold.
Where are we going?
Here's some warm clothes
and a blanket.
- Okay?
- Are we going to stay here all night?
It's gonna be all right.
Okay? It's gonna be all right.
Daddy! Don't leave me here!
Hurry up.
- Isn't this nice?
- Yeah.
I'm not going back to Reykjavík.
- You're not?
- No.
I'm going to stay here.
You'll never get rid of me now.
You should've seen your face!
Ása, that wasn't funny.
Let's get out of the water.
I'm sorry.
I was just trying to make you laugh.
I'm still glad we did this.
For a moment,
it was like we were kids again.
Gríma, what's wrong?
There's something I'm not understanding,
something I need to understand.
This town is awful.
Looks like hell.
Why haven't you left?
I didn't know where to go.
Will you stick around?
A few days.
She's leading you on.
She's deranged.
A stalker or something.
She needs help.
Serious help.
I remember how you used to
look at me 20 years ago,
and now you're giving her
the same eyes.
And I don't know who she is,
but she's not me.
Are you sure?
I'd stay away from her if I were you.
Full entrails.
A long winter's ahead.
Hi, Mommy, where are you?
- Who is this?
- Mommy, it's me.
Daddy locked me in a shed.
Mommy, I just want to come home.
Mommy. Mommy, where are you?
Mommy? Mommy!
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