Katla (2021) s01e08 Episode Script

I Am You

Why did you leave me, Mommy?
- Hi.
- Hi.
Damn, this looks good.
- It's a nice change.
- Isn't it?
Hi. Thank you for coming.
So, what's wrong?
It's open.
It's open.
- Did I wake you up?
- No. No, no.
I, uh… I need to tell you something.
Come in.
So you, uh, remember
what we talked about yesterday?
About Björn and…
And, uh, the abortion and all that.
I was at the clinic
and, uh, the doctor…
I know this is gonna sound
a little crazy, but she told me that…
The child that…
You know, the other Gunhild is carrying
has some syndrome,
that causes malformations
of the arms and legs.
Just like your son.
Did she say…
What it was?
- Yeah…
- Did she say it was genetic?
Yeah, yeah.
That's what she said.
That it was genetic.
Are you sure?
Yes, I'm sure.
You did not cause this.
It wasn't your fault.
When was the last time you ate?
Did you get food anywhere?
So, Mikael?
Can you tell us about the car accident?
I knew they would take me
to the police when I got into Reykjavík.
But I didn't want that.
I asked them to let me out.
But, they just kept on lying to me.
And then what happened?
What happened?
I cut the woman's throat.
I was thinking…
I need to ask you
to help me with something.
I booked
a flight tonight, and then we take
the train to Uppsala in the morning.
Why now?
We're going home.
What are you saying?
I have another sibling?
A younger brother.
- Have you met him?
- Yes.
His name is Björn.
He's here with his mother.
Have you ever had a dream
that you didn't want to wake up from?
I feel like that now.
Dad, this isn't a dream.
You should sit,
I have something to tell you.
You've heard of changelings in folklores?
I think that's what she is.
Gunhild, the one from the glacier.
I mean, she wasn't born naturally like us.
What are you trying to tell me?
DNA results just came through
of the body found at the camp.
It's Ása.
She died a year ago
when she disappeared on the glacier.
And the Ása who returned, she's also
some kind of a changeling.
I think that this version of her
came to help me accept Ása's death.
Where is she?
She's gone.
She has served her purpose.
All good?
Yeah, just working this out.
I'm going outside.
Okay. Love you.
Mikael, tell us
exactly what happened back there.
I had a knife
I'd found in the shed.
- A knife?
- Yes.
- Did you use it to cut the electricity?
- Yes.
'Cause you locked me in.
Do you still have that knife?
I think it'd be best if you give it to me.
- No, I don't want to.
- Hey. Mikael!
I said no!
I said give me the knife, right now!
Darri, calm down.
Mikael, honey.
Give Dad the knife.
It's best if Daddy would keep it for you.
Oh, dear Lord.
Of course she came here.
Where else would she go?
I won't be long.
Are you here, darling?
Don't you dare!
Magnea! Magnea, stop now!
And what? And what?
Which of us are you gonna shoot,
you pathetic piece of shit?
What did you call me, Magnea?
You're leaving, then?
I am.
I'm going home
to take care things there.
Did you find what you were looking for?
Maybe some of it.
Yes, there is a lot in this world
that we'll never understand.
Despite that,
nature has a way to guide us,
if we just keep our eyes open.
Good to see you after so long.
Just leave the car by the ferry.
- Yes.
- Yes.
Should we go?
What's going on?
I'm staying.
No, you can't. You know that.
If you feel you have to go, then you go.
- I am staying.
- What nonsense is this?
You can't be alone.
- I'll be fine.
- No, you won't.
It's dangerous
for your health to stay here…
Mom, I am a grown up!
I have my medication…
And there's a… clinic here.
Mom, I'll be fine.
I want to get to know him better.
Einar. Have you seen my car?
Why? Weren't you driving it?
- I need to borrow yours.
- I'm cleaning it.
- There's ash in the filter.
- It runs, right?
- Yeah, I guess.
- Give me the keys.
- Where's your car?
- Give me the keys!
- Dad, what's going on?
- Stop wasting my time!
Thank you, son.
Dad, is everything okay with Mom?
Is Mom definitely all right?
- Looks good.
- Yeah. Don't you think?
Hey, it's done.
I sent the information to the met office.
I found this paint
down in the basement.
And there's plenty more.
I think I'll do the bedroom next.
It could use it.
Remember what
the priest said when Mikael died?
That his memory
would live with us forever.
What are you saying?
What if this meteorite
could sense
our thoughts?
What if it could read us?
And it knew what we're missing?
What we love?
What we long for?
I think this phenomenon
can recreate people
based on the thoughts
and feelings of those who are close to it.
So, the meteorite created this?
A child who kills people?
No, I did that.
Mikael remembers only things
that we remember about him.
- Right?
- Yeah.
I think that Mikael's
a manifestation of my thoughts
and everything that
we're going through right now.
You and I.
You mean the divorce?
I mean, what is a divorce?
It's trauma.
Do you experience divorce like death?
In a way, yes.
A part of me…
A part of me died.
We stopped being us.
We couldn't talk to each other.
It hurt too much.
Somehow, deep within…
I blamed him for losing you.
I always saw him in you.
Every time you spoke,
I only heard his voice.
Only saw his face.
I wish that we could
take him back home with us.
And everything would be good,
like it was before he died.
And we could just raise our boy.
I really wish that this boy over there
was our son, but it's not him.
- I know.
- It'll never be him.
He's dead, Rakel. He's gone.
I know.
Should we go into the sea?
Yes, let's do it!
Don't be a crybaby, Mom!
Come on.
The sea isn't that cold.
You're chickens!
- It's all right.
- Yeah.
- It isn't him.
- No. Okay.
It's not him.
Ow, Daddy! Stop it!
Stop it, Mommy! Mommy!
Stop it, Dad!
Stop it!
No! Mom!
Stop it!
…I saw you with Kjartan yesterday.
You slept with him.
Yeah, he's my husband.
He's my husband too.
What do you want?
What do I want?
You just barge in here
and take all my clothes,
my home and even my husband,
and then you ask what I want?
You said you didn't know
if you still loved him.
Are you fucking kidding?
So you think that you're better?
Like, you're a better version of me?
Who the hell do you think you are?
What do you know?
You know why she did it.
- Who?
- Mom.
Ása saw them when Mom
was at the psychiatrist.
Yes, I know.
She walked in on Dad with that Gunhild.
I was there the next day
with Mom screaming at Dad.
You? That was me.
Mm-hmm. You followed Mom
to the beach later that day
and you watched her walk into the sea.
Then Ása showed up.
She tried to save her from drowning.
But she couldn't.
So she took you in her arms
and tried to comfort you.
And afterwards, Ása tried
to take on the role of your mother.
I know you put all your trust in her.
Dad wasn't there for us.
He was preoccupied with his own problems.
But he was just hurting.
We were all hurting.
You haven't lived.
You haven't gone through this like me.
I see the love in Kjartan's eyes.
And I don't take it for granted.
I enjoy his love, and I love him.
I love my sister and her memory.
And I love my father.
I forgive him because
I know he's just human.
I'm not burdened
with guilt because of Mom.
I forgive her for taking her life.
I love her.
Talking to yourself?
Yeah, you could say that.
- Is the coffee on?
- Mm-hmm.
- Perfect, I'm just gonna change first.
- Okay.
have you seen my gray sweater?
Yes, on the shelf just to the right.
Yeah, there it is.
Should we redo the bedroom as well?
It's kind of like a… a tomb,
all decaying and old.
It sure could use a little…
A little makeover.
I'm going to milk the cows.
Should we then do the bedroom together?
Did… Did you change your hair? Or…
No, why?
There's something different about you.
Maybe I just
forgot how cute you are.
Ah, you're back?
Hey, sorry about the car earlier,
I've returned it.
Ah! Are you crazy? What's wrong with you?
- You fucking son of a bitch!
- What are you doing?
You switched out her pills!
Gave her some fucking herbal crap
instead of giving her the cancer drugs!
You're making her even sicker!
Einar! Einar!
Einar! Einar! Stop it, boy!
You don't understand!
This is His will! This is in God's hands!
Enough of this fucking God bullshit!
You are dead to me.
- I would like to speak to Gunhild.
- Yes.
Follow me.
She was here just a few minutes ago.
Are you sure?
I'll start.
Forgive me
for falling into temptation.
I am only human.
I messed up.
I somehow lost my way.
Yes, yes, you tested me and I failed you.
This test, it was really…
It was just too much for me.
I will never accept
any gifts from the devil,
because it was Satan himself
who sent that woman to me.
The great tempter.
And I fell right into his trap.
Thank you for showing me that.
And thank you for saving her,
and taking her away from me, because
I couldn't have done it myself.
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