La Revolution (2020) s01e04 Episode Script

Chapter Four - The Executioners

[wind whistling]
[ominous music playing softly]
[music intensifies]
- [grunts softly]
- [chains rattling]
[sinister swish]
I'm afraid.
Could you hold me in your embrace?
Just for a moment.
Just to calm me down.
[Donatien panting]
Oh, your heart beats so fast.
[music intensifies]
- [grunting]
- [squelching]
- [squelch]
- [man screaming]
Those who have never had an empty belly
cannot imagine
what it is like to be hungry.
- [thud]
- Hunger turns men into ghosts.
- [thud]
- It makes them lose their mind…
- [thud]
- …forget their past.
- [thud]
- A starving man learns to lie.
- [thud]
- [rattling]
- A starving man learns to betray.
- [thudding, rattling continues]
His friends…
his family…
[loud thud]
…the very shadow of his conscience.
I have seen some of the wisest,
most enlightened men
- sink into madness.
- [Albert grunts]
[Madeleine] I saw them commit
the most odious crimes
- to satisfy this hunger.
- [Albert groans]
[panting loudly]
- [Madeleine] And after that…
- [Albert breathing deeply]
…the world was never the same again.
- [crack]
- [Albert grunts]
Every time the blue blood heals you,
you pay the price.
[Albert panting]
'Cause you know the crisis
will make you suffer more and more.
I'll be able to control them.
[ominous music plays]
For just how long?
Until you do what's necessary.
[catching breath]
[ominous music plays]
[man breathing raggedly]
[breathing quickens]
- [sizzling]
- [screams]
[gasps, screams]
[breathing heavily]
[footsteps approach]
It was a trap. [grunts]
And the foreigner?
Where is he?
[Pérouse continues panting]
He escaped with the others.
When was I not sufficiently clear?
I asked one single thing of you.
That this man shall never
repeat what he has seen!
I will make it better.
I will make them pay.
[Charles] This is your last chance.
- Do not disappoint me!
- You have my promise!
[door closes]
[gentle piano music plays]
[Élise sniffles]
[signing] I was so scared.
I was too.
[kisses, giggles]
[signing] Do you cry
because of the man in the locket?
I was just scared.
I was terrified I'd never see you again.
- [door opens]
- Yes?
Your uncle.
He's waiting.
Could you lead us to their whereabouts?
You're certain?
They covered my eyes.
And the woman who's their chief.
Did you meet her?
- She's called Marianne.
- [Charles] So you spoke with her?
[softly] No.
Why do I feel like
you're hiding something from me?
I've nothing to hide, my uncle.
They abducted you
and forced you into a coffin
I am more than aware.
They defied my authority,
challenged the order and this family.
- And they should be punished for that.
- What authority?
You're not the Count of Montargis.
Certainly, but in the absence
of your father…
- [Élise] Where is he exactly?
- You know very well he's with the King.
- So you told me.
- [Charles] What are you insinuating?
His coach was attacked… by your men.
Who on earth churned up that idea?
The Baron of Lariboise?
So my father is where? Where is he?
Lariboise is a manipulative fool.
And you are a fine connoisseur as of late.
You misunderstand my ambitions.
Why is this so?
Allow me.
I have known you my whole life.
You claim that you are so intelligent.
But I've observed you
throughout the years.
I have observed it all.
You should watch what you say, Élise.
[chair creaks]
You've not been able to frighten me
for a long time.
Think of Madeleine.
What would happen to her
if her sister
could no longer take care of her?
- [sighs]
- [footsteps approach]
[signing] The man from the locket.
He's sad. All the time.
- Why do you say that?
- [Madeleine sighs]
[signing] I've already explained.
But nobody ever believes me.
I promise. I want to know.
[Madeleine sighs]
[signing] The little girl with the mask.
She tells me things.
The one who's in your dreams?
What does she say?
[signing] The man Élise loves.
He's dead.
[uneasy music building]
[signing] It's the truth. He's dead!
Like Dad! Like Élise soon!
Like everyone here!
The blue blood will kill you all.
[music continues building]
The blue blood?
[music crescendos and fades]
[resounding thud]
- [keys jangle]
- [footsteps]
- [muffled commotion]
- [man screaming]
[Pérouse] Oka, also known as the cannibal.
Marianne Salier.
Katell Damala.
Jean Cariou.
Do you see what I'm saying, doctor?
Where is this so-called
political opposition hiding?
You think I knew their plot
and I'm their accomplice, do you?
That's the advantage
of intelligent people.
- They comprehend quicker.
- [Joseph] You're wrong.
they think they're smarter.
It's not a lie.
[prison commotion continues]
I did a little research, doctor.
[metallic ting]
[ominous music playing softly]
They said what you did
while working at the Hôtel-Dieu.
You attempted forbidden surgery.
You took a kidney from a dead person,
and put it…
in the body of another patient.
Even I wouldn't attempt that.
What do you call that, doctor?
- A graft.
- [Pérouse] A…?
I admire your audacity.
It almost makes me
want to give you a second chance.
To attempt the same thing
with this hand of mine.
- [grunts]
- [Pérouse] Hold him!
- [door clangs]
- [head guard] You wanted to see me?
Ah, perfect timing!
I was trying to establish
whether the good doctor here
was still lying to me.
- [head guard] He's not lying.
- [Joseph grunting]
[Joseph gasping]
He could have left,
but he stayed here to help me.
He's the one who saved me.
So you're saying
that he couldn't be their accomplice?
That's what I'm saying.
- [Joseph gasping]
- I believe you are free to leave, doctor.
[clatters loudly]
One thing before you go.
I want you to leave this town.
You leave. Far away.
And if you ever return,
I'll pay a visit to your priest friend,
and, believe me,
I will gladly chop off more than his hand.
- Understand me?
- Mm-hm.
[Joseph grunts]
[breathing deeply]
- [bird squawking]
- [ominous music playing]
- [fluttering]
- [file scraping]
[scraping continues]
You saw him?
- You saw the sick man with the blue blood?
- I found him.
He was right in front of me,
but he got away.
Who is it?
Their count.
Guy de Montargis?
- You are certain?
- [Oka] Yes.
I know what his daughter means to you.
- He's at what stage?
- [Oka continues filing]
[Oka] Too advanced
for us to do anything for him.
He needs to die
before the disease spreads.
You know where he is?
[Oka] He's locked up
in the Montargis' old hunting lodge.
We'll go alone.
No one else can know.
Marianne could help us.
You think they're still your friends,
but you're wrong.
It's just us two.
Get some rest tonight. We leave tomorrow.
[Oka resumes filing]
I recall you being quicker.
And you less presumptuous.
[Marianne sighs]
I know. I've changed.
You're wrong.
When I learned you had died,
I wanted to avenge you.
I waited for the young Montargis
to leave his château and…
I shot him.
The arrow from my crossbow deviated.
I killed his horse with a single shot,
but he survived without even a scratch.
Soon after his friends trapped me.
He did what he wanted to do.
I didn't cry.
I didn't scream.
It made them furious.
Donatien de Montargis then decided
to release his dogs on me.
I came here.
Others joined me.
We had a shared anger.
And an oath:
to never again be submissive.
I'm sorry.
What are you sorry for?
For not been here.
[sighs] And what now?
You'll leave us again?
This world is no longer mine.
But we need you here.
[grunts softly]
[thunder rumbles]
- [Pérouse grunts]
- [clang]
[thunder continues]
[priest] Hello, Joseph.
[footsteps approach]
You can stay here for as long as you need.
Thank you.
I came to say goodbye, Father.
And where would you go?
I've always wanted to see Italy.
Africa too.
But why now?
[Joseph] Oka is now safe.
The murderer's still out there.
But Father, I am nobody.
I don't have power to change anything.
[suspenseful music plays quietly]
Do you know what we have in common,
you and me?
The doctor and the priest?
A conviction.
Everyone deserves to be saved.
We all deserve the same.
Even the one who murdered those girls?
[priest sighs]
Perhaps that's the pursuit, Joseph.
In the meantime, you'll share
one last supper with an old friend?
[chuckles] Mm-hm.
[suspenseful music intensifying]
[ominous music plays]
My Lord. [whimpers]
I beg you. I'll do anything you want.
My brother has escaped.
Tell your men to search
the forest and the villages.
As for you,
I want you to search with my son.
I will go alone.
The blue blood enhances one's senses.
I've seen my brother smell his prey
a league away.
If Guy is hiding somewhere,
Donatien will find him.
With all due respect,
he's not capable yet.
Are you disputing my orders?
It will be some weeks
before he learns self-control.
You said the same.
His hunger burns like a fire.
Do you have any idea
what would happen
if the people discovered
their count is an assassin?
They would burn down our château,
- and dance with our heads on spikes!
- [horse neighs]
Go and get my son.
He's your responsibility.
And once we've located your brother?
[cocks gun]
[muffled thud]
[door opens and closes]
[man] Father!
- It's Charlotte.
- What has happened?
She hasn't come home.
I've looked everywhere
Calm yourself. Calm yourself.
Have you seen her? Did she come to you?
- Justin, wait!
- I have to find her!
[door closes]
[Joseph sighs]
I must see Élise. It's very urgent.
What do you have to say to her?
I will tell her.
You don't understand.
I must see her right now.
The gendarmerie released you?
What concern is that of yours?
Leave now.
[floor creaks]
[door opens]
I'm charged with protecting Élise.
- [door closes]
- Including from herself.
She tends to have too much trust
in everybody.
- I do not.
- Madame, if you please, let me see her.
It's a question of life and death.
Another girl has been abducted.
The gendarmerie are protecting
an assassin. A sick man.
Which disease?
We don't know yet.
- I only know the symptoms he shows.
- I'm listening.
To see Élise,
I have to win your confidence.
- Is that right?
- Exactly right.
Aggressive to an extreme.
Increased strength of the physique.
- Contaminated blood changes colour.
- What colour?
The blood?
[sombre music plays]
[Joseph] Good evening, Madeleine.
[signing] Who is this?
I'm a doctor.
[signing] You know sign language?
I only know…
a little bit. That's all.
[signing] You're a liar!
[signing] Where is Élise?
Can you tell the doctor
what you've told me?
[signing] You and Élise promised
no one would take me to the madhouse!
No, no, no, no.
I'm not taking you away.
[signing] You're not the asylum doctor?
[signing] Then why are you here?
I'd like you to help me
understand something.
Ophélie told me you said something
about blue blood. Is that right?
I know you didn't make it up.
Could you tell me more?
[signing] The little girl from my dreams
told me about it.
[Joseph] In your dreams. I see.
What did she say, this little girl?
What else did she say to you?
She said the monster is on the hunt.
Would you be able
to describe this monster?
[signing] It's not his fault. He's sick.
[Joseph] I understand.
If you find him, will you hurt him?
I promise I won't.
In my dream, he looked like my father.
And, do you have any idea
where where he is?
[signing] He's at the church.
At the church?
[signing] You don't believe me, do you?
it just takes me a little more
to be convinced. Do you understand?
[suspenseful music building]
That's too fast. Too fast.
I don't understand.
[exhales shakily]
You should believe what I say, doctor…
because tonight…
[music continues building]
…your friend will die.
[music intensifies]
[wind whistles]
[suspenseful music playing softly]
[door squeaks, creaks]
Can I help you, my son?
Are you looking for shelter for the night?
[Guy] Come and sit with me, Father.
Your voice…
[exhales deeply]
[eerie animal calls]
- [boards creaking]
- [water sloshing]
[ominous musical swell]
My Lord?
[Donatien] Life is but a walking shadow.
A poor player…
that struts…
and frets his hour upon the stage,
and then is heard no more.
It is a tale full of sound…
and fury…
My Lord, it's your father who's sent me.
…told by an idiot…
[Pérouse] We need to find your uncle.
…signifying nothing.
- [music crescendos]
- [flames roar]
Bonsoir, Edmond.
How are you, my Lord?
[sniffs deeply]
[exhales shakily]
Prepared to crunch into life…
my dear friend.
[wood creaking]
[priest] Count…
My God, what's happened to you?
[Guy inhales sharply]
I feel I'm disappearing into obscurity.
Rebecca and the others?
[Guy] I tried…
I tried to resist, but…
this hunger…
I need you to help me, Father.
There's this girl, Charlotte.
She can't be older than 15.
Did you…
Did you kill her too?
I've no idea what I have or haven't done.
- You need to turn yourself in.
- Impossible.
[priest] You came to me for a reason.
The salvation of your soul.
Save your soul, Guy.
I will support you, I promise.
But you must turn yourself in.
I'm not here for myself.
I've come with a warning for you.
[priest] To warn me of what?
[Guy] Soon all the nobles in the kingdom
will be like me.
What's brewing behind the gates
of Versailles will change history.
And forever.
This disease didn't happen
by accident, Father.
The King's plan is to defy God and death.
[sniffs sharply]
Someone is here.
The church isn't open, my son.
- [ominous music building]
- [priest continues approaching]
- [gasps]
- [Donatien] Remind me what it is you say.
This you must eat.
This is my body.
[priest grunts]
- [screaming]
- [squelching]
- [Donatien] Mm.
- [priest continues screaming]
[priest gasping, choking]
[chokes, groans]
- [thud]
- [grunts]
- [choking, wheezing]
- [splattering]
[Guy] Donatien!
What have you done?
[priest continues choking]
Oh, my uncle!
What a pleasure to see you here.
[priest continues choking]
[ominous music playing softly]
[water dripping]
[low-pitched musical swell]
- [otherworldly whispering]
- [unsettling musical swell]
[Oka] Albert.
The Count of Montargis is not
the only infected noble.
So this is what you have been plotting?
Condemning your own son
to live in this damnation?
I saved him.
You have no idea what you have done.
You have lost sight
of the objectives we share.
It's the madness of a plague
when a fool is the leader of the people.
It's the madness of a plague
when the feeble are those governing.
His Majesty offered you a privilege,
and you ignored it.
A privilege?
You fool!
This is not a question of privilege.
It's a trap Louis has set for all of us.
[Charles] Don't speak such nonsense.
The 12 families
were told to convene at Versailles.
And Louis was our poisoner.
- And why would he do that?
- To ensure that nobility is eternal.
What is brewing will change
the entire world.
And Louis will not succeed without us.
[Charles] And you intend to stop him?
Believe me, we have no choice.
The nobility have a duty
to protect the people.
You're right, you leave me no choice.
Betraying the King is punishable by death.
For the traitor…
and for his family.
And as you know,
I have sworn to protect it.
It is written that you cannot kill
that which lives no more.
Unless you decapitate it.
[Joseph approaching]
[priest wheezing]
- [gasps]
- [Joseph breathing shakily]
[priest grunts]
- [Joseph gasps]
- [priest grunts]
[Joseph] Father… stay with me.
- [sobbing]
- Joseph…
- Yes, I'm here. I'm here.
- [priest] Remember…
Everyone deserves
To be saved. I know.
- [sobbing] Don't move. Don't move.
- Save them, Joseph.
- [Joseph sniffling]
- Save them all.
- [Joseph sobbing]
- [priest gasps]
Please… take…
[Joseph wails]
[priest grunts]
[Joseph sobbing softly]
[sombre music plays]
[muffled sobs]
[muffled wailing]
[muffled wailing continues]
[muffled sobbing]
[normal audio resumes]
[metallic ting]
[soft, shaky breath]
[sombre organ music plays]
[slow drum beats]
[melancholy piano music plays]
[music continues]
[door creaks]
[solemn orchestral music plays]
I have failed you all.
I failed to protect this family.
This country.
My only brother.
As a consequence, I refuse the inheritance
bestowed upon me by blood and by law.
[crowd muttering]
Political affairs demand sagacity…
- and fervour.
- [crowd muttering]
- I take a solemn oath to obey…
- [hooves clopping]
…our new count.
To obey him in everything.
The count is dead. Long live the count!
I thank you for welcoming the one to whom
you will pledge allegiance and obey!
- My son!
- [loud gasps]
[loud muttering]
[muttering continues]
[Madeleine gasping]
[Élise, sobbing softly]
Don't you dare.
Don't you dare!
[signing] It has begun.
Everyone is going to die.
[Madeleine gasping]
[music intensifies]
[solemn music continues]
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