Locke & Key (2020) s01e05 Episode Script

Family Tree

Hello? Hello? You hear that? It's coming from the piano.
Okay Hold on, we we should think about this.
It's the whispering, just like Bode said.
You guys can hear it, too? - What'd you find? - Okay, shh.
Mom's still asleep.
Let me see.
I think I've seen this before somewhere.
Seen what? Where it goes.
Over here.
Just stop.
We need to get that brown box up there, with the swirls.
I saw it when we were unpacking.
Abracadabra? - I think it's broken.
- So, we can all hear them now.
What does that mean? That means we can all be the protectors of the keys.
Well Lady can't take them from us.
I'm not alone anymore.
You were never alone, little man.
We haven't seen her for, like, over two weeks.
So? In her world that could be, like, five minutes.
She could be, like, 10,000 years old! Yeah, okay, Bode.
- And she's still out there! - I know.
All right, so, for safety's sake, we should split up the keys.
Where are the other ones? Right here.
Head Key, Mirror Key and Ghost Key.
Kinsey, you take this new music box one.
Bode, you keep the the Ghost Key and the Mirror Key.
- And I'm gonna take the Head Key.
- Yeah! Good.
Always keep them with you.
And by the way, before we use the keys, we're all talking about it first.
Enough with the orders! We can manage ourselves.
Yeah, you're in great shape.
Just because I don't have fear doesn't make me irrational.
So, shut your mouth, Tyler.
- Mm - Besides, it's not like you're so above using the keys.
Didn't you use the Head Key to try and get with Jackie? Hmm? Didn't you? All right, very funny.
Tyler Slap yourself in the face.
- Holy shit! - How'd you do that? I think it's the music box.
Tyler, open your mouth.
Hold on, let me try this.
Kinsey, do a back flip.
I'm the one that put the key in so it only does what I say.
Bode, pick your nose.
Oh, my God.
No, no.
- Ooh - These things These aren't toys.
They're weapons.
So, until we need them, we're not gonna use them.
Why can't they be both? Come on.
I'm not alone.
There's three of us now.
Morning, Mom.
Mom? Morning.
You okay? Yeah, I just haven't been sleeping all that well.
You know, I've had, like, four different guys come take a look at that stove and no one can find anything wrong with it.
I just don't get it.
It's probably just a fluke.
Isn't today your first day back on the hockey team? Actually, I'm not going back.
Why wouldn't you be going back? I was fourth line, Mom.
They're not gonna miss me.
But you love hockey.
Hey, can I have a piece of your toast? Thanks, bye.
Already talked to coach about it.
- It's cool.
- Hi, Mom.
Bye, Mom.
Don't forget, Duncan's coming tonight for the weekend! Bode, you're gonna miss your bus.
What were you doing in the shed? Nothing.
- Did you get anything to eat? - Love you, Mom.
Love you, too.
Nathaniel! I can't believe you started the movie without me.
I hope I didn't put too much butter on the popcorn.
No such thing.
Oh, my I ruined it.
What? No, no, no, no, not at all.
Your performance actually with the scream we added is wicked.
You know, my blood turned to cottage cheese.
It's the rest of the damn thing.
Not what you were hoping for? Well, let's put it this way, if I was hoping for a used car commercial, I'd still be cringing at this mess.
- It's just a rough cut.
- Rough? It's bloody sandpaper.
Regretting your last-minute recast, Kavandouche? Actually, no, I was just admiring Kinsey's skill.
Mm A director blinded by the wannabe he's sleeping with, how classic.
Eden, go away.
You know, it's such a shame that desire has nothing to do with talent.
I hate to break it to you, but wanting to be a director doesn't mean that you are one.
You're just a pretentious, mediocre little fanboy, and that's all you're ever gonna be.
Mediocre being the key word.
Leave it.
It's not worth it.
I've got track practice, but did you guys want to come over after school? - We can sort out shirts.
- Yeah, sure.
Hey, Logan, you think you could come up with a reason why you, you know why you can't come to Jackie's later? Wow.
If I'm not there, who'll make sure the larges don't get mixed in with the extra larges? You want some alone time with her? It's cool.
Starting to get the feeling she wouldn't mind that either.
Did she say something? Nah, we've just been friends for a long time.
I can tell.
Doesn't happen with her often.
What do you mean? You know, she's not like Eden or me, you know.
She's picky, and I guess she picked you.
Don't screw it up.
I won't.
Hey, you're gonna have to find another ride after school.
I'm going over to Jackie's.
What? I'm keeping it safe.
Didn't you say to keep them with us? I said the keys.
Next time why don't you come up with a complete set of rules? - Don't make me that guy, Kinsey.
- That's easy, then.
Don't be that guy.
That was aggressive.
You okay? I'm just sick of bullies.
Well, yeah, I I I've come to accept them as an inevitable part of the high school food chain.
What, so you just accept the way Eden treats you? I mean, it's like it's like air pollution.
You know, you just don't really get a choice in the matter.
You know, we're not powerless here.
We have certain tools at our disposal.
Tools that open doors of possibility.
Oh! Oh.
And what exactly did you have in mind? Is this a new one? Yep, found it last night.
Was it does it does it make any song you want worm its way into the mind of your enemy? - That's an oddly specific guess.
- I'm right, though, aren't I? What song shall we pick? Maybe that Chumbawamba tune.
This is better.
Eden Hawkins fall on your face.
Physical comedy isn't easy, guys.
Think I nailed it.
Yeah, you did! That was incredible.
But she's not even upset.
No way.
What Wait, how how did you just Poor boy's short circuiting.
Listen, Gabe, you didn't just see what you think you just - What do you think you just saw? - I I don't know.
I mean, I think I just saw you guys puppeteering Eden Hawkins.
That's pretty accurate, yeah.
This is some sort of prank, isn't it? It is! How'd you get Eden in on it? Oh, no.
There's no way she'd have been able to pull that off.
She's definitely not that good of an actress.
It's real, but you can't tell anybody.
I mean, come on, you're telling me that you just talk into that thing and then she Does whatever I say.
You just have to put the key in and turn it.
Okay, fine.
Let me try.
Eden Hawkins, stand up.
Get on the table.
What the hell? Make a snow angel.
Sit up.
Turn over.
Do the breaststroke.
Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no! What is happening to me? Holy shit! It's actually happening.
- Oh, my God.
- Funny.
Wait, let's make her do something else.
I think that's enough now, though, right? - Huh? - What? What? No, this is incredible! And Eden is just the empirical worst, so Right, agreed.
Yes, she is.
But, you know, I think we've better stop the poison.
All right? So let's just call it a victory and go to class.
You're making dreams come true, and Yeah, maybe, but there is a limit.
Hey, don't touch it! Well, I thought that this was about getting back at her for what she said to me.
It was.
It is.
Okay, so I'm telling you, Kinsey, I'm good.
Leave her be.
- Kinsey, please.
- Hey, she's getting up and cleaned up.
It's now or never.
This is messed up.
You guys are nuts.
Thank you for meeting with me.
I just wanted to check in and see how Tyler is doing.
This morning he told me he's quitting the hockey team.
- He's been skating since he was seven.
- Huh.
Well, could be he's gotten busy with the fundraiser now.
Fundraiser? Yes, 5K run.
For cancer research.
He didn't say anything about it.
I've been organizing it for years now.
So, Tyler's helping me.
He and some classmates.
They've been working every day, you know, getting donations, sponsorships.
Happy to hear that.
I just feel like he's gotten so far away from me.
Yeah, well, it's exciting to see how nimble-minded teenagers' brains can be.
They don't get stuck on any one idea, they find other interests.
But rest assured, Nina, Tyler is doing great.
I feel like he's moving onto a brighter place.
Oh, sorry.
Hello? Yes, this is Nina Locke.
I'm sorry, he did what? I promise you're not in trouble, okay? But I need to know why you brought a blacksmith hammer to school.
For protection.
Protection? From whom? Who do you think's going to hurt you? You can't understand.
- I wish you could, but you just can't.
- Oh I'll protect you, honey.
Nothing's gonna hurt you, I promise.
Come on.
Would that be an eight ball app you've got there? Maybe.
What'd you ask it? I'm not gonna tell you that.
Come on.
I didn't tell anyone you thought George Eliot was a man.
I'm really not gonna tell you.
Someone who would use a common misunderstanding for blackmail? No way.
I don't think people should trust fortune tellers anyway.
- Oh, really? - Yes.
I think fortune tellers are for lazy people who let the world dictate who they are.
If you want something to happen, make it happen.
Oh, my God.
What is it? What the hell is she doing? Okay, this video already has over 3,000 views.
Eden loves an audience, but why would she do this? Something's wrong.
I gotta check on her.
- Yeah, of course.
- I'll text you later.
Hey, take off your wet shoes.
Hello? It's me, Ellie.
Oh, Jesus, Ellie.
It's me.
I'm sorry.
I am so sorry.
Rufus left one of his guys and he was having a total meltdown.
I knocked but no one was home, so I just I used Rufus's key.
Ellie, you can't just walk into my house.
You should've called me first.
You're right.
You're right.
I'm so sorry.
Um I was just, uh you know, when it comes to Rufus, I think I sometimes lose my head.
It's okay.
What? Your scar.
Sorry to stare.
How'd you get it? I got it as a kid.
I fell off my bike.
First time without training wheels and right into a bush with jagged stems.
That must've hurt.
Oh, it did, for sure.
I gotta run.
I'm so sorry again.
I promise I'll give you a heads up next time.
We've got a goddamn magic key! Hey, keep it quiet.
You weren't even supposed to know.
I know.
I'm sorry, but, I mean, I do know and now I feel like I've got to know more.
In my family, we'd call this serious questions.
- Ask away.
- Okay.
Okay, serious question: How did you find it? Guess you could say it kinda called to me.
Um How does it exist? Like, how do you think it got made? My ancestors had a sick sense of humor? Hmm.
Or, hear me out - Mm-hmm - you're a descendant of a coven of witches and warlocks.
- Even better.
- Yeah, I like that.
You know, last I checked, that Eden video had, like, 7,000 views.
Oh, she deserved it.
I like to think of it more like she earned it.
Yeah, I like that.
She put in the work and this was her lifetime achievement award.
So, why did you transfer to Matheson Academy? Uh I didn't.
My parents moved me from my day school in Philly.
They're they're getting divorced.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- It is what it is.
Yeah, you know, my dad's always traveling and my mom thinks it's good for me to go to a boarding school, so Translation: she gets to pretend that she's, like, 25 again.
For what it's worth, I'm glad you're here.
That's worth a lot.
Thanks, Kinsey.
Oh, hey, what's up, man? We need to talk.
Um Okay.
Well, I guess I'll see you tomorrow then.
See ya.
Can you turn your anger down, like, 90 percent? Give me the key.
Oh, my God.
Oh, I'm serious.
Bode's gonna hold onto it, because clearly he's far more mature than you are.
You used the key at school today when I explicitly told you not to.
Yeah, you did "tell" me.
But I did it anyway.
And guess what? It was awesome.
One of the best decisions I've ever made.
It's just it's not smart.
You're not my parent.
There is a crazy, evil thing out there who wants these keys.
Yeah, but she can't take them from us.
No, but she almost burned us all alive! Except she didn't! Put two and two together! If she needs us to willingly give her the keys, - then she can't hurt us, can she? - No, no, you don't know that! We don't actually know anything.
Look, I'm sorry that you're still a slave to your own fear, but it's not my problem.
Exactly, it's mine, because I have to keep an eye on you every second so that you don't get us all killed! No, actually, you don't.
I hereby relieve you of that burden.
Live your life.
Don't ever think about me again! Jesus Christ.
What's going on? Always good to be back.
Hey, man.
You drawing? I'm mapping out the house.
Cool colors.
Good scale.
Is this what you were working on in math class? I'm guessing Mom told you to talk to me.
So why don't you tell me what happened? Some things are more important than doing math problems.
Fair point.
You want to tell me what is more important? Mom, Tyler, Kinsey you.
We all need to be protected.
Well, I certainly agree with that.
I want us all to be safe, too.
How can I help? You can't understand.
Try me.
Do you remember when you were a kid? Sure.
A little, yeah.
Did you know Chamberlain? Chamberlain? Locke? The old guy in the painting? Well, no, he probably died a hundred years ago.
Well, I talked to him, and he told me that you and Dad used to play around with the magic keys, and you became ghosts and you used to visit with him.
Do you remember that? Wow.
Magic keys.
That sounds really, really wonderful.
Hey, look, kiddo, tell me how I can help, okay? It's okay if you can't remember.
It's not your fault.
Nina? Can we talk? - Here we go.
- Thanks.
Of course.
So what's going on? Okay, I promise I'm not crazy, so just hear me out.
So, Rendell had this scar right below his collar bone.
It was really unusual.
It was like, uh the shape of an upside down teardrop.
He said he got it when he burned himself camping.
And then, today, when I saw Ellie, I saw that she had the exact same scar in the exact same place, but she said she got it in a biking accident when she was a kid.
I hear you.
I just don't know what you're asking me.
Well, you knew them both when they were young.
I'm just trying to figure out how it's possible for two people to have totally identical scars from two completely different things.
And if it's not possible, what does that mean to you? That Ellie lied.
Or Rendell did.
Or they both did.
Whatever happened, Nina, it's way in the past.
Then why lie about it? I could never get Rendell to talk about his life here.
I'm pretty sure the reason is that something happened.
I don't know what, but when Sam Lesser came into our house, he said something about Key House to Rendell, right before he shot him.
Honestly, it's part of the reason I'm here.
You know right after Callie passed, I, um I struggled for a period of time.
I mean, I kept searching for something, someone, I could blame.
At my low point, I even sued the doctor who was just trying to help her.
And at some point, I realized that fight was gonna kill me and Callie wouldn't want that.
I appreciate that, but this wasn't cancer, Joe.
This kid killed Rendell in cold blood.
- You know, and those scars I - Nina, it's okay to lose yourself in this just as long as you can find yourself again.
And I'm always here.
I'll help you however I can.
I appreciate that, Joe.
I do.
So it's all just some performance art thing? I guess.
She still won't open up about it.
Hope she's okay.
I'm really worried about her.
You're a good friend.
Wish I'd known you in Seattle.
I would've guessed you had a lot of friends.
Thought I did, then all our shit went down and everyone just sort of disappeared on me.
That's terrible.
At least you had your family.
What? You all seem really close.
It's just it's just like it's almost like I have to act like their dad, and I suck at it.
Well, that's understandable.
I mean, you're not their dad but you're their brother.
And you're a good one.
Mm Not so sure.
Come on.
You're strong.
You're kind.
And you have a good sense of who you are.
You don't know that.
I do.
- I have a front door, you know.
- Right, yeah, I, uh I kinda always wanted to do the pebble on the window thing.
You know, it's romantic.
You should be impressed.
It's a pretty long throw.
I am.
But don't you think you could've just maybe replied to one of my texts instead? Oh, yeah, no, my phone has been dead for hours.
If I use your front door, can I use your charger as well? So, I've been thinking and whilst I can't condone your actions at lunch time Look, if you just came here to lecture me Hold on, hold on, hold on! I know you were acting on my behalf, and whilst I can't condone your actions at lunch time, I'm certainly not one to be censoring the world of sorcery.
So I have a proposal: how about we use your powers for some actual good? Say making a shit movie not quite so shit? We're not telling the rest of the Savinis, right? Are you referring to Gabe? Well, he only knows about the one key.
Let's keep it that way.
Roger that.
Oh, wow! Is this Is this you and your tribe? No, we just collect photos of random toddlers.
And how about these very tall toddlers? My dad and his friends.
Oh, yeah, yeah.
These are who drowned in the caves that I was telling you about.
Yeah, I saw their picture in an old article.
It was him, him, and her.
How can you remember that? It was a picture pretty much just like that one.
What did the article say? You know, the usual.
Great kids, full of potential, and all that.
Yeah, they'd literally just graduated, and they were at a party and And I can't believe this is now just occurring to me, but maybe Nephropidae devoured them.
I'm kidding.
I'm joking.
Everybody knows Nephropidae only kills for sport, so You'd better get back before curfew.
- I'll see you soon? - Yeah.
Hello, Mrs.
Hey, Rufus.
Is your mom here? I'm not supposed to tell strangers when I'm home alone, but you're a friend, so my mom isn't here.
Please tell her to call me as soon as possible, okay? I can do that.
Do you want me to tell her that you seem upset? No, not necessary.
Hey, uh did you get that action figure you left at my house? No, ma'am.
All my troops are present and accounted for.
Got it.
Thanks, Rufus.
Nina, hi.
It's Joe.
Listen, I just saw something.
I can't explain it.
Hey, I, um Listen, I think I need to show it to you, all right? I'm gonna be home all night.
Oh, come on, come on.
I've been waiting for you.
- Tyler! - Jesus, Kinsey, just give it a rest for tonight.
Tyler! Look, I know things aren't great with us right now, - but I really - You told me to be done with you, so I'm done.
I actually feel good for once, so please just stay out of my hair.
Those kids that drowned in the cave were Dad's friends.
His best friends.
Lucas, Jeff, and Kim.
They'd all just graduated.
Dad never told us.
Maybe that's why he never wanted to come back here.
Even if it meant abandoning the keys.
You hear that? Seriously? You want to do this right now? It's coming from outside.
It's in here.
This is going to be a fun key.
You know, we can just ignore it.
Ignore the magic that's literally calling out for us to find it? Ever heard of a siren song? It's in here.
Wait, you're not actually gonna Unbelievable.
It looks like a starfish.
That's clearly a flower.
I wonder where it goes.
Gee, maybe it's the, uh the glowing tree? We need to see what it does.
Actually, we don't.
I want you with me.
These keys, they're our legacy.
And they're something that connects us with Dad.
I think that means they're worth the risk.
And like you said, the keys are weapons, too.
If we're somehow gonna have to fight this Well Lady, wouldn't it be smart for us to know how they all work? Kinsey? Look.
That's Dad flying.
They're memories.
Like in the candy boxes in my head, but they're in paint jars.
Whose memories would be in paint jars? That's Dad and his friend Lucas.
Hey, Duncan, what'd I say about snooping? Out, now.
They're Duncan's memories.
Okay, show me how it works.
All you have to do is think about what you want to look like.
And that's what you chose.
Oh, my God, Tyler.
You have to see this.
There's a key that can change the way you look.
What is it? No, Rendell! No! No! It's kids from that photo that - The ones that drowned.
- No, no, no! What did you do? Except obviously they didn't.
Rendell? Memories aren't perfect.
They're very subjective.
They're often distorted.
Does that does that look distorted to you? I can't believe this.
This isn't Dad.
He wouldn't even kill spiders in the house! He would never do something like this.
This is This is why he didn't wanna come back here.
Joe? Joe, it's Nina.
I got your message.
Joe? Joe? Joe! Joe! Joe! Nine-one-one, what's your emergency? My friend's dead.
He's not breathing.
There was a plastic bag over his head.
Where are you now? I'm at his house: 4020 Lowell Drive.
We have officers nearby.

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