Kyle XY s02e09 Episode Script

Ghost in the Machine

Why are you acting so weird? Nicole says it's 'cause I like you.
Don't you like me? - Yeah, I do.
You make fun of me, you put me down, and you always have to have the last word.
I thought that was our thing.
We have a thing? I'm Adam Baylin.
What do you want from me? What would you like to know? Zzyzx was my conception, Kyle.
You're saying I was gestated inside one of those tanks at Zzyzx.
So you created me.
I worked security at Zzyzx for years! I know every in and out.
They're innocent.
- They're gonna kill Baylin! They'll kill you! No! That's him.
I am the only one that you can trust.
What did you see? - Adam was there? Baylin? - He gave me this.
The important thing now is trying to figure out what the message is.
Foss, I need to talk to you.
What's going on? Who the hell was that? - Declan.
I never thought I'd have to see you deal with anything like this.
Look, some coward jumped me.
I'm not gonna let him get the best of me.
I also think you can let yourself freak out a little.
Her sole focus should be Kyle.
She's been willful and defiant.
She's a computer with a glitch.
Bring her in.
We'll fix her.
Why did we come to your office? To get you some help.
You remember Mr.
Ballantine? - Hello, Jessi.
I got your message.
You're back.
Anything come up? Where were you? You just took off and cleared everything out of here.
Well, I wasn't gonna leave it just lying around.
What is it? What happened? She was attacked two weeks ago.
Attacked? You think- You think I did it? I wouldn't hurt her.
Did you leave that warning for Declan? Only to keep him away, to protect you.
By threatening my friend and hurting my sister? I said I didn't do it.
And how could you think that I would? That's from Baylin.
Why would he leave something like that? I've been struggling with that same question myself.
You expect me to trust you? Tell me where you went.
Let's get back to work.
Wait! This is it? Just gonna walk on out? After everything? I'm sorry.
There's the genius at work.
What kind of genius plays with human life? Adam, you're trying to better human life.
At the cost of too many assets.
If this one doesn't survive the extraction process, I'm shutting us down.
Just like that? I'm sorry, Brian.
I know how hard you've worked to make this happen for me.
You're damn right.
I'm not gonna let you give up.
This one's different.
That boy of yours will be our salvation.
Salvation.
Your Bible is showing.
Yeah, well old habits die hard, right? Look, your friend Kern has, um, finally lost it.
I already told you I can't let you in there.
What are you talking about? I will not allow you to extract the subject.
The subject is a person, William! A child! You're letting your emotions cloud your science.
I thought I taught you better than that.
Get your hands off me.
- Adam.
This is my company! Well, you're the only ones who still think so.
What? Let's just say your backers are a little more motivated by my plan.
Your plan? You were a frustrated academic worried about tenure before Adam brought you in here.
What I know is that 781227 is more valuable to this company if it remains inside.
You can't keep him in there like he's some machine.
He is a person! A human being! Well, that's not how I see it.
Then you and I have a problem.
Foss' words kept ringing in my head.
He'd done so much for me, and we'd been through so much together, it was hard for me to accept his betrayal.
So how'd it go? We're done.
Good riddance.
Foss was bad news.
I know you don't like him, but- What? He threatened to hurt Lori and then she gets beat up.
Then Baylin, the guy you said had the answers to everything, leaves you a warning.
Okay.
I get it.
We got a bigger problem anyway.
Lori's got this screwed-up idea to drive to a spot in the woods where some hunter was killed.
Why? I think she's trying to prove she's not totally traumatized by what happened at the dance.
So she found the scariest thing she could get into.
That sounds like a terrible idea.
You haven't heard all of it.
That spot in the woods? It's right where Zzyzx used to be.
We're not going.
- Excuse me? Declan told me where you wanna go.
I'm going.
If you guys wanna flake, fine.
Whatever it is, me and Andy are in.
No one invited you.
Rude.
I meant "you" as in "him.
" No offense.
None taken.
Wait a minute.
Dad's away on business.
So that typically means a night of watching old musicals with Mom.
So I may have to show her my Lori file.
And I have to warn you, I have photos.
Welcome aboard.
Mm-hmm.
That's Amanda.
Hey.
- Hey.
Yo.
Amanda.
You should get the scoop about tonight's big event.
What big event? Lori Trager's excellent adventure! No one's going anywhere.
Don't be such a buzzkill.
She's in there.
Listen I need you to do me a favor.
I want you to read Andy's mind.
I don't know.
Note her sweat glands, analyze her aura.
Work your extraterrestrial mojo.
What are you talking about? I think I like her in that "I wanna be alone with her in a dark place" sort of way.
Oh.
And I need to know if she feels the same way about me.
Your sister said since you have a job now, you're paying for the gas.
Tell her no and feel free to slap her upside the head.
She thought you'd say that.
So she said to mention how your dad might like to know who crashed his laptop.
Blackmail runs in the family.
We need serious munchies.
We should find someplace else to go.
What would be creepier than the scene of an actual murder? My mom's been on the warpath lately.
You guys can go, but I better stay here.
Come on, Amanda.
Where's your sense of adventure? Whoever killed that hunter could still be out there.
That sounds really appealing.
Trager, this is lame.
We're not 12-year-olds at summer camp.
Hey, Kyle.
- Hey, Jessi.
What's up? How did you get in here? The door was open.
Well, we were just leaving.
Can I come? You don't even know where we're going.
Because we're not.
Great.
I'll just stay here with you, then.
New player on the field.
What are we waiting for? Amanda, I though you said- - I changed my mind.
You coming? All right.
- And then there were seven.
Come on, you guys, keep up.
Whatever, bossy.
This is the murder site.
I looked it up online.
Lori, are you okay? You keep drinking.
I really appreciate the whole "concerned brother" thing, but let's skip the After School Special routine.
What's this? Don't worry.
There's no such thing as ghosts.
Then why can I see them? You guys! Get over here! Hurry! It's Lori! I saw her go down there.
Trager, quit messing around! Lori, get out! It's not safe! What's wrong? Zzyzx.
That's a way in.
Lori, get the hell out! Now! Cool! What is this place? Get your candy asses down here! I have to go get her.
I'll go with you.
Wait! What? - She's your sister! And following her into a porthole to hell isn't part of my job description.
However, I will contribute.
Everyone stay here.
We'll be back as soon as we can.
Are you okay? It's just a little tight.
I'm sort of claustrophobic.
Careful.
Fire doors.
They work on gravity.
We don't want those to come down.
How did you know about that? I don't know, I just do.
This isn't a game of hide and seek, boys.
This isn't a game, Trager! Did you see that? I suddenly found myself transported to the Zzyzx of the past, as if I were reliving a memory.
But how could I remember this and why? I realized Adam couldn't hear me or see me, but I could watch the memory unfold.
Take him out, now! It was Professor Kern.
Was this the moment he betrayed Adam? Get off me! Get your hands off me! Get off me! You're making a mistake! This way.
Let me go! You can't do this.
It's already done.
Move him out.
You're not gonna get away with it, Kern.
Run! Kyle! What is it! Why'd you rush in here? I think there's something here.
Whoa.
How'd you know that was there? I think a ghost showed it to me.
It's not that hard.
Pick a character from the show.
Hmm.
Let's see.
I'm funny, likeable, and, dare I say, philosophical.
I'll going with Shaggy.
Wrong.
You're Velma with a Daphne overlay.
Kyle's totally Fred, minus the blond hair and the scarf.
Which character are you, Jessi? I've never seen Scooby-Doo.
What? The Mystery Machine? Scooby Snacks? Subversive plot references? Where are you going? - To find Kyle.
But he told us to stay here.
Do you always do what people tell you to do? I just thought it'd be safer if we all stayed put.
Then stay put.
Catfight.
Alone at last.
Think you can get a fire going? Not a problem.
What if Zzyzx is haunted? There's no such thing as haunted.
People hear scratches at the window, it's just a tree in the wind.
Foss.
- What I followed Foss and once again stepped into the past.
When I saw the pod, I realized this is the room where I spent the first As I looked at myself, I wondered what they were doing to me all those years.
Did anyone care what I was f Iling? * I don't know why you insist on playing that.
It can't comprehend it.
I'm prepping for a data input retention test.
Don't let anyone through the door.
Data input retention test.
Do your job.
You know, one of these days, he's gonna tell you what you can do with your tests.
What was a data input retention test? And why was Foss so concerned? We're losing the sun here.
How's that fire coming, Prometheus? I almost got it.
I thought you'd be better at rubbing wood.
I need a breather.
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Such a wimp.
It's not that cold.
Where are they already? Kyle's with them.
No worries.
What's to worry about? All of our friends just disappeared into a big black hole in the middle of nowhere.
What? - Nothing.
Then stop staring at me like that.
I wasn't.
I was just thinking about that drainage pipe.
Where does it lead to? A government LSD lab? A secret prison where inmates fight to the death to be set free? You play way too much G-Force.
All right.
Then what do you think it is? How about a drainage pipe? Oh.
Okay.
I get it.
You're scared, so you mask it with extra-strength sarcasm.
I'm not scared.
Being afraid of things is a big waste of time.
You're staring again.
This seemed like such a good idea four beers ago.
Lovely.
Are you a natural blonde? Excuse me? I heard blondes have more fun.
Um I guess it depends on the blonde.
Why? Kyle likes you.
I thought that was the reason.
My hair color? Why else would he like you? Uh, I don't know, really.
Maybe there isn't a good reason.
Do you always just say what you're thinking? I guess.
Does he like that you're so good all the time? Listen, if you're so interested in why Kyle likes me, why don't you just ask him yourself! All right.
No! I mean, why do you care so much? Listen, just so you know, Kyle is with me! It's not supposed to be that way.
Well, that's how it is! Once we get to know each other, he'll understand.
Oh, I wouldn't count on it.
Kyle doesn't go for the emotionally tortured type.
Kyle and I have a connection.
What are you talking about? Last week, you were all over Declan! Declan? I don't want Declan! I want Kyle.
Trager! Where the hell have you guys been? Lori, get out of there! Kyle! Declan! Can you guys hear me? Oh, my God! Hello? Lori! Declan! Kyle! Can you hear me? Kyle! Declan! Can you hear me? Okay don't panic.
You have a flashlight.
You have got to be kidding me.
Okay.
Okay, Trager, stay calm.
Please don't be a crazy guy with an axe.
No.
Son of a Stay here.
I'll check it out.
Where am I gonna go? What do you mean it's not giving back the information? It depends on what we ask.
Math problems are fine.
We input the question, he outputs the answer just like he's supposed to.
Is that correct? Yes.
That equation would take our most advanced mathematician two weeks to solve.
So what's ||e issue? For one, it won't process any of our strategic warfare scenarios, almost like it's making judgment calls.
I'd somehow rejected the information they wanted me to process.
It can't make judgment calls.
It's like saying my toaster has a conscience.
So when your toaster malfunctions, you go out and buy a new one, but 781227 costs- I know what it costs.
Yeah, it's Kern.
cooperating.
Yeah.
Too bad they don't have merit badges for porn or video games.
You'd be an Eagle Scout by now.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.
It's getting late.
We should go after them.
I'm more worried about us.
This is exactly how those movies start.
They kill the impishly handsome young comedy relief first.
Only comedy going on here is you trying to start that fire.
Hey, let's go back to the car.
It'll be warmer in there.
I'm not that cold.
Says the girl with two jackets on.
Dead end.
Perfect.
I could tell his fear was growing, and I tried to keep his mind off of it.
I have a question about girls.
Don't ask me.
I just got blown off by the weirdest one I know.
I don't get it.
One minute you think she's weird, and the other you're sorry she's gone.
Yeah.
I don't get it, either.
Declan was hiding another fear, just like the one I had about Foss betrayal.
You're worried Jessi likes me.
No.
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I kissed Amanda.
I knew it.
You had this weird morning-after vibe.
I just can't figure out if- we're a couple or not.
What you need is the kiss test.
This first kiss is the stuff of romantic comedy endings.
The second kiss? That's the one that defines the relationship.
So all I have to do is just- Amanda? What are you doing down here? Looking for you.
We told you not to do that.
I know, but Jessi went down, and I- Jessi's down here, too? - I'm sure she's fine.
She's a lot scarier than anything else running around down here.
Stop it! What is that? It's methane gas.
There must be a natural pocket beneath us.
We have to get out of here fast.
How much time do we have? Gas could have been released all over the complex.
There's no way to estimate how much is leaking in.
Great.
I'm gonna die like a canary in a coal mine.
What way do we go? There's gotta be a map or something on one of these walls.
Complete with a "you are here" sticker? I'm trying to get us out of here, Trager.
Why don't you ask the ghost to show you the way? I was kidding.
Declan was right.
I didn't know how or why, but I suddenly saw an escape.
Go down that hallway.
Make the first left you can.
There's a door at the end of the corridor.
That's the way out.
There's no fire doors between us and that point, so you shouldn't have a problem.
Follow me.
- Wait, aren't you coming? I have to find Jessi.
- I'll come with you.
No, I need you to be safe.
Come on.
What happened? - It's the cool memory matrix.
The entire Zzyzx data bank.
All of our research, everything we've ever done or recorded.
It's been copied.
Copied? Where? Finally, I understood.
I had copied all the data from the Zzyzx mainframe, including every frame of surveillance footage their cameras had ever recorded.
I hadn't been seeing ghosts.
I'd been seeing the past.
It can't do that It can't make decisions and act on its own.
That's exactly what it's doing, sir.
Well, then disconnect it now.
Kern! Disengaging neuron I had spent my whole life fearing them, when in reality, they feared me.
I was the ghost the ghost in the machine.
Begin protocols for termination.
Hyperbaric compression I won't let you do this, Kern.
Kern wanted me dead.
But I knew somehow Foss had saved me.
* So it's a nice night out here.
I'm just saying.
Despite everyone we know may be perishing underground right now, it's a nice night out here.
* I can't take it anymore.
What is up with you? And don't say nothing, because we both know you've been rambling all night.
Even more than usual.
And you've had zero tolerance for my witty banter.
If you've got something to say, forget the jokes.
Man up and say it.
Okay.
I have a proposal.
I mean, idea.
Let's count to three and both say what's on our minds at the same time.
What, are we 12? Forget it.
Okay.
Okay, I'm in.
Here goes.
One.
Two.
Three.
I have cancer.
- I like you.
What? Help! Help! Josh! Andy! Help! * I'm coming up only - Holy * To hold you under * I'm coming up only * To show you wrong * Ooh * Ooh * Really too late to call * So we wait for * Morning to wake you Kyle! - Jess! Is she breathing? - You okay? I'm okay.
We got to her.
You're okay.
You're gonna be okay.
Hang on.
Kyle, how did you- Where'd he go? - He went back in.
Why? I knew I couldn't survive in this gas much longer.
But I had to have what was in Baylin's safe.
As I struggled to open the lock, I heard a voice Baylin's voice.
Find the answer.
You already have it.
* At every occasion I'll be ready * * For the funeral * And every occasion once more * As the gas overpowered me, I feared I'd never make it out alive.
And I'd already died in Zzyzx once.
If I fell, I knew I wouldn't be able to get up.
And this time I didn't have Foss here to help me.
So I called upon everything he had taught me, and how he hadsacrificed everyth so that I could live.
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Come on! Come on.
Kyle! No matter how afraid I might be at times, I could never give up.
Oh, God.
Whew.
Say something if you're okay.
Wow.
* Tin spiders crawl I'm so sorry about tonight.
* On my wall I guess I should have let you give me your "After School Special" routine.
That's okay.
Forgiving is what concerned brothers do.
I'll be right back.
* I don't know when ABme night, huh? * We'll meee'again It sucks, doesn't it when the person who turns you on turns you off? Did I ever tell you about the healing power of song? I have a feeling you're about to.
* If my heart breaks * Will you pick it up * And put it in * A plastic box? Feeling better? * If my heart fails When we were down there, I saw things- strange things- happen and I think it was because of me.
I wouldn't worry about it.
I think the gas was just messing with all of our heads.
I know you have to go but I want to say something.
You came back for me.
When you reached out for me and took my hand, it was the first time I didn't feel alone.
Anyway thank you for saving my life.
* Your ordinary face * Through the day About what you said Forget about it.
How am I supposed to do that? Easy.
When you feel the urge to talk C ouit don't.
And do me a favor.
Don't tell anyone.
Andy- - I'm serious.
* If my heart breaks * Will you pick it up * And put it in * A plastic box? * If my heart fails You okay? Yeah.
I guess.
Everyone was really impressed with the way you held it together tonight.
Lori said you were the most responsible one there.
Responsible.
I should have been more like you.
I almost killed myself going back for something I ended up not getting anyway.
I could have lost everything.
I could have lost you.
Is this what you wanted? I had to pry it out of your hands.
Seems important, so I kept it.
How am I to thank you? Does this mean you're impressed with me now, too? I'm always impressed with you.
Come on, I'll walk you home.
You're up late.
What's all that? The- That message from Baylin.
I can't figure out how, but somebody must have tampered with it.
You spent all day working on it.
Well, he had no reason not to trust me.
Neither do I.
You've always been there for me.
You're the reason I'm alive.
This was Baylin's.
Can't get it open.
We'll figure it out.
* Being in Zzyzx, I was able to free myself f the ghosts that had haunted me.
But I still hadn't seen the real danger hiding in the shadows.
If someone had tampered with Adam's message, it was someone who wanted me to lose faith in Foss.
I had searched the information I had acquired at Zzyzx, hoping for a clue.
Take him out now.
Come on.
Get your hands off me.
Get off me! This was the moment that Kern betrayed Baylin all those years ago.
You can't do this.
It's already done.
Move him out.
But I was still missing the answer.
You're not gonna get away with it, Kern.
Run! That was a little dramatic, don't you think? I had to be sure he bought it.
Betrayal seems to come easy to you.
It's necessary.
I only wish that I could help him understand that this thing is bigger than all of us.
You know, one of these days we're gonna have to take care of him.
I'd like to see you try.