Marvel's Iron Fist (2017) s01e08 Episode Script

The Blessing of Many Fractures

1 [sighs] [shower curtain sliding] [shower running] [cell phone ringing] [Claire on voice mail] You know what to do.
- [sighs] - [voice mail beeps] Hey, it's Danny.
You need to leave your mom's place right now.
Gao may be sending people to hurt you.
Call me or Colleen as soon as you get this.
[sighs] [elevator button clicking] [cell phone chimes] [gasps] Harold? [elevator chimes] [grunts softly] - [grunts] - Shh.
[softly] Okay.
[Danny growls] [both grunt] The hell is wrong with you? I thought you were one of them.
- One of who? - The Hand.
What are you talking about? What are you even doing here? Where's Dad? I think you should sit down.
Oh, for Christ's sake.
Something terrible has happened to your father.
[chuckles] What? He ran out of chia seeds? You don't wanna go in there.
[Ward sighs] [Ward groaning softly] Why? Because of me.
I tried to warn him, but I was too late.
What did you do? I refused to back down from Gao.
I thought if I destroyed her labs That she'd what? Take her ball and go home? Are you a moron? You thought you could end a criminal conspiracy by destroying a few test tubes? I thought I could handle it.
Well, now, I need to mourn my father's death for the second time.
I didn't know what I was up against.
I see that now.
I'm not gonna let her hurt anyone else.
I promise.
I know where she's going.
I'm gonna find her.
I don't give a shit what you do.
Just stay the hell away from me and Joy.
I'm sorry.
You're a cancer, Danny.
[sighs] [theme music playing] [Danny] I'm going to China.
This factory, it's in Anzhou.
It's where we were headed when my plane crashed.
My father, he he never visited the foreign sites.
He must've suspected something was going on.
Heroin? Maybe Gao found out he was onto her.
You think she did something to the plane? All I know is that Gao punishes people who try to fight her.
If I wanna find the truth, then I have to find her.
What if she won't talk? She'll talk.
Have you stopped to consider that this idea totally sucks? It doesn't suck, okay? Kinda harsh, Claire.
Not really.
For all you know, you're walking into a trap in Angjo Anjao Anzhou.
What if Gao just said that she knew your father so you'd take the bait? Maybe they never even met.
You can't believe anything that she says to you.
Look, that may be true.
But if there's even the smallest chance that I can find out the truth, then I have to go.
Otherwise, it's just gonna be this cloud hanging over me for the rest of my life.
Well, there is no rest of your life if she kills you.
[sighs] I've seen someone else take on the Hand.
It didn't end well.
I appreciate your concern, but I've already made up my mind.
I'm sorry I dragged you both into my fight, but, hopefully, this trip will end the Hand's story in all of our lives.
I'm going with you.
No, you're not.
Last time you tried to take on the Hand alone, you got beaten to shit.
You need me.
The Hand will be looking for us.
Claire, do not come up for air until you hear from us.
I'm going, too.
This isn't just your fight, Danny.
They came at me in my home.
They attacked my hospital.
They killed my friend.
I don't want you guys in any more danger.
The Hand thrives on fear.
I can't keep running.
I have to do this.
For Louisa.
For myself.
Ah So what's the plan? [sighs] I'm gonna track her down.
I'm gonna take her by surprise.
I'm gonna grab her.
Grab her? And then what? Do we take her to the Chinese authorities? Uh Interpol? I hope you're not planning on bringing her back here, are you? That's gonna be one awkward-ass flight.
Look, I don't know, okay? It's a long way to China.
I'll figure it out before we get there.
If you don't trust me, then don't come.
[sighs] I'm sorry.
It's all right.
I'm not sure there is a graceful way to handle this.
[sighs] [Lawrence] Can I get anyone anything before we get started? Coffee? We have a new espresso machine.
Cut the theatrics, Lawrence.
Let's get this over with so we can pack our offices.
Oh, your things have already been packed uh, minus any Rand property, of course.
The boxes will be released to you as soon as you sign your termination agreements.
You're holding our knickknacks hostage? They're not just stuff, Ward.
I have things that can't be replaced photos of Mom and Dad.
As I said, your mementos are a pen stroke away.
I think you'll find the severance to be more than generous.
A hundred million each.
[scoffs] That's exactly what we offered Danny.
[chuckles] Ironic, isn't it? [Joy] Enjoy this while you can.
When I'm on the other side of this table, I guarantee you won't be smiling.
You have no one to blame but each other.
Bringing Danny into this company was a toxic decision.
Thankfully, we didn't give him a job title, so we don't have to offer him severance.
[gasps mockingly] A silver lining.
Danny may have cost this company a few dollars, but he more than made up for it by improving the public's perception of Rand.
[muffled] The stock will rebound.
[Lawrence muffled] He bought a warehouse and a pier for no discernible reason and refused to settle the class action suit.
It was becoming a pattern.
[normal] This deal is non-negotiable.
And you both have to sign, or you both get nothing.
Ward you mind joining us for a second? Hmm? I said you both have to sign, or no deal.
Got a pen? - [Lawrence clears throat] - Can we have a moment alone? Take all the time you need.
[door opens and closes] "Got a pen"? I didn't think pencil would be legally binding.
How could How could you even consider signing this without discussing it with me? Our options are the Fort Knox of golden parachutes or nothing.
Seems like an obvious decision.
[sighs] How many back pills have you taken today? Is it really that hard to believe that I'm okay with this? Actually, yes, it is.
Not too long ago, you were fighting like a rabid animal to keep Danny from taking away control of this company.
You know I've been thinking a lot lately about that last summer in the Hamptons with Dad.
Do you remember what you said you wanted to be when you grew up? What does that have to do with anything? A horse breeder.
- [chuckles softly] - It was all you talked about.
I wonder sometimes, if Dad hadn't tied our inheritance to our jobs at Rand, then maybe you'd be running a horse farm right now.
'Course I wouldn't.
I was 12 years old.
It was a stupid daydream.
Maybe so, but it was your daydream not Dad's.
This is our chance to stop living the life that he prescribed for us and write our own destiny.
I'll admit [sighs] working at Rand wouldn't have been my first choice.
I was just out of law school.
No one here took me seriously.
They had every right not to.
The job just didn't come naturally to me like it did for you.
So I worked my ass off to learn this business.
And then, I I won the respect of my colleagues.
And, yes part of me wants to stay because I feel connected to Dad.
But the other part wants to stay for me.
For what I achieved.
I earned my position.
I'm not gonna just walk away.
Not without a fight.
Joy, this isn't a fight we can win.
[chuckles] Well, that may not be true.
If if I can put together a solid strategy, will you at least consider it? Okay.
But only if you give serious thought to accepting the settlement.
[breathing heavily] [Claire] Blackalicious, BDP, Big Pun? Wow.
Old school.
[Danny] I've had it since I was ten.
You must've been a pretty gangsta ten-year-old.
[chuckles] So what's going on with you and Miss Thang? Colleen? What about her? You know what I mean.
[chuckles] Wow.
That good, huh? [chuckles] A gentleman never kisses and tells.
You don't have to say anything.
It's written all over your face.
[whispers] "Danny Rand got some.
" [both laughing] What about you? You got a boyfriend? Nope.
I've seen you reread that letter at least three times since we took off.
The handwriting is distinctly not feminine.
He'll be glad to hear that.
[chuckles] "He" is? Presently unavailable.
[clears throat] Danny, I want to ask you something.
If you find out that Gao indeed did kill your parents um, you're not gonna do anything stupid, right? Like what? Kill her? For example.
I've spent the last 15 years learning to control my body, my mind and my emotions.
[breath trembling] I think I'll be okay.
But if I did kill her I would only be fulfilling my duty as the Iron Fist.
Oh, you really think that you can justify murder? I swore to protect the people of K'un-Lun from the Hand, okay? Killing is wrong, no matter who pulls the trigger or why.
I wonder if you'd feel the same way if someone killed your mother and father.
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
[Colleen chuckles] It's an easy opinion to have when you're not the Iron Fist.
[stammers] I think Gandhi might disagree with you.
[sighs] Okay, I'm not special but I've seen enough people die to understand the value of a life.
What about all the lives that Gao destroys? [breathing heavily] Hey [breath trembling] Turbulence is scary, but it's not dangerous.
In fact, it's - totally normal, actually - When flying over mountains? I know.
My mom told me the same thing before she was ripped out of our plane.
Sorry, I I didn't know.
My head knows the facts, but right now, my heart is doing the driving.
Okay, then forget the facts.
Okay, just Let's Tell us how you feel.
[breathing heavily] Say everything that's going through your head.
Just let it out.
[gasping] I can't breathe.
Yes, you can.
You just feel like you can't.
You just need to focus on something else.
Start talking.
[breathing heavily] Okay.
[stammers] There was turbulence.
Just like this.
We were we were flying over mountains.
It was it was bad.
There was lightning.
- Good.
Keep going.
- [Danny panting] [thunder rumbling] The plane, it started to fall apart.
Something hit me in the head.
My mom, she she came to see if I was okay.
Then the roof was gone.
Then, my mom she was gone.
My dad, he told me he loved me, and then then everything went white.
What happened next? [young Danny] Mom! Mom! [Wendell echoing] It's gonna be okay.
Stay in your seat.
Heather! [Heather echoing] We got you, Danny.
[Danny echoing] Dad! [Wendell echoing] I love you, Danny! [Claire] How did you feel when you saw the monks? [panting] I felt safe.
Just focus on that feeling.
Okay? You're as safe now as you were with them then.
[breathing heavily] Just keep breathing.
You're gonna be okay.
[door opens] Ward.
How did you get up here? Oh, I'm not universally despised in this building.
Not yet, anyway.
We'll have to see about making some changes in our security personnel.
I don't want to cause trouble for anyone.
I just want a moment of your time.
I don't know what there is to discuss.
Joy and I are at an impasse.
I'm ready to sign, but she wants to fight.
And I don't think we'll be able to reach an agreement either way.
So I'm here to ask that my severance be independent of Joy's.
I see.
I know that a lot of effort went into drafting the initial agreement, so I would be willing to accept a significant decrease to make it worth your while.
Did you have a number in mind? Thirty million dollars.
I'll sign right now.
You never have to see my face again.
I realize that you will have to eat some crow with the rest of the board.
So I would be willing to compensate you for that.
How does half a million sound? I don't know what to say, Ward.
How about yes? Your father would be ashamed if he could see the way his family was falling apart.
All due respect, Lawrence, you don't know shit about my father.
Do you want the money or not? There is no money.
Of course there is.
The offer doesn't expire for another two days.
Oh, it didn't expire.
It was rejected.
The hell it was.
By who? When? She called less than an hour ago.
[sighs] [breathing heavily] Joy didn't consult me and she certainly doesn't speak for me.
I'm asking you, as a favor.
[Lawrence sighs] It's too late.
It's a shame how things turned out.
Well, you get to be the hero who rights the ship.
I'm talking about you and your sister working against each other.
And over what, huh? A little money? [scoffs] I always thought the two of you looked after one another.
In fact, I envied it.
I'm sorry to see I was wrong.
[indistinct chatter] [sighs] You worried Gao won't turn up? It's the waiting.
It's hard.
About your mom It's okay.
You don't have to say anything.
I know.
I just wanted to.
[sighs] I watched my mom die, too.
Only, I didn't know it at the time.
I was young, and my dad didn't really talk to me about it.
He wasn't really great with other people.
One day, she was just gone and I didn't know what had happened to her.
It wasn't until years later that I realized she was sick.
I'm sorry.
Afterwards, my dad sent me to live with my grandfather in Japan, but I always felt kinda I don't know.
It doesn't matter how much anyone else cares for you.
It's not the same.
Part of me is sorry you understand that.
[chuckles] And the rest? Is glad I found you.
[Claire groans] Anything? - Um - Um - Yeah, there's, uh - [yawns] There's been a few guards that have, uh [clears throat] that have gone by.
The big building's where they're making the heroin.
We saw some workers being herded in a few hours ago.
Maybe we shouldn't stay in one place for too long.
In case they have guards patrolling.
No one's come by yet.
Plus, there's not really a lot of prime surveillance spots around here.
You know what? I'm done waiting.
I'm gonna grab that guard and give him a choice.
Talk or bleed.
- Um - I have a better idea.
Give me your wallet.
[in Mandarin] Hey, how's it going? It would be better if my bowl weren't empty.
[in English] Thank you.
You speak English? I was not born a homeless beggar.
Most people usually keep moving.
I need information about the factory, the guards, and the woman who runs it, Gao.
I can pay.
The only fool bigger than one seeking information about that witch is the fool willing to provide it.
I'd rather be a fool than a coward.
If you know how dangerous Gao is, this is your chance to do something about it.
Do you really believe you can stop her? I believe someone has to try.
Then ask me your questions.
[Joy] Heel, Toro, heel.
[Ward] Hey.
Hey, what are you doing out here? The hell were you thinking? You turned down the severance without even talking to me? - You talked to Lawrence? - You're goddamn right I did.
You tried to cut a deal behind my back, didn't you? I could've gotten us both what we wanted.
How could you do this to me? I did this for you.
I know how to get our jobs back.
They voted us out, Joy.
And they did it by the numbers.
We don't have a leg to stand on.
I'm not talking about a legal loophole.
What else is there? [scoffs] Oh, you're not thinking of using Danny, are you? Exploiting his corporate crusader image? Exposing the board for wanting to oust us because we wanted to stop poisoning people? I'm sorry, but that is a profoundly stupid idea.
You can't keep him in line.
Every time he opens his mouth, he digs you deeper into the hole.
What's this? The way back.
[chuckles softly] Jesus.
[Ward scoffs] - Is this real? - Fortunately.
Half our board is either screwing the company or someone who's not their spouse.
You couldn't put this much dirt together overnight.
Where did you get this? I hired a private investigator a while ago to start digging.
She was worth every penny when she was sober.
I didn't mention it the other day because I wasn't sure I was ready to do something like this.
I don't know what to say.
I can't believe you'd even consider doing something like this.
I'm not the one who painted us into this corner.
I'm just trying to find a way out.
Are you suggesting that I'm somehow responsible for this shitty scheme? I've known for a while that you indulged in the extra back pill.
[sighs] You always seemed to have it under control.
But I wanted the file in case it ever caused problems at Rand.
And this wasn't a problem for you until it was a problem for Rand? Jesus, Joy.
Are you my sister or my HR rep? Honestly? [chuckles] I don't know.
When was the last time we talked about anything other than work? That's bullshit.
Can you name the last person I dated? I have I just have no idea who you've been seeing, or what you've been reading, or anything about your life outside of Rand.
We didn't used to be like this.
One day, you just put up a wall, and I never understood why.
Did I do something? I was protecting you.
[sighs] From what? Ward, I love you.
There is nothing that you could say that would ever change that.
Do you understand? Whatever it is.
Okay? Just tell me.
I can't.
[sniffles] Well then, I guess I'll just tell you something I've been keeping from you.
Something else, you mean? [chuckles] You're the person I most admire.
Come on.
I mean it.
I don't know anyone as brilliant or as fearless.
You come up with these crazy ideas.
And you stand your ground, even when the entire board tries to fight you on it.
And then you prove them wrong every single time.
Joy I hired that PI because I thought it was something you would do.
Maybe it was just stupid of me to think I could fight on your level.
[sniffles] I'm not the person you think I am.
Everything that you admire about me, that's not me.
That's all lies.
I [sniffles] [sighs] I'm done with lies.
You deserve to know.
Know what? Everything.
She's keeping those people enslaved.
We have to do something.
The beggar.
He said they leave for their evening meal around now, right? As soon as the building's empty, we'll sneak in and we'll burn it to the ground.
You really think it's a good idea to torch the one place we know Gao might show up? Well, what better way to smoke 'em out than with a fire? Okay, they're leaving.
[sighs] Maybe I should hang back and keep watch while y'all are inside.
Sounds good.
You ready? All set.
[grunts] [both grunting] [Colleen] That looks like the tattoo on your chest.
How are you connected to these people? I'm not.
It's a sacred symbol from K'un-Lun.
Gao's giving them the finger by putting it on her poison.
Let's find something to start the fire.
[sighs] Are you really planning to capture Gao? [Danny] Look, can we not get into that right now? Let's finish up and get out of here.
I just wanted to say Gao is gonna keep destroying people's lives.
It doesn't matter how it happens, just as long as it does.
I'm not sure what's gonna happen, but if Gao had anything to do with my parents' death, then I'm gonna rip her apart.
It scares me.
Because you're not in control? Exactly.
I know the feeling.
- [sniffs] - You do? When I'm in the fight club, I'm beating the shit out of people I'm completely out of control.
I have no idea what I'm doing.
[sighs] And this from someone who has always been in complete control.
So what happened? [sighs] I met you.
[chuckles] [scoffs] What? So it's my fault? Everything's your fault.
[chuckles] [chuckles softly] "Hey, Claire.
[sighs] How was your trip to China?" "Oh, you know We committed arson, and then got killed by an evil ninja cult.
It was great.
What'd you do this weekend?" Shit! [honking] It's Claire.
Let's go.
[honking continues] Sounds like a warning.
The villagers aren't stupid enough to trespass here.
I suspect our guests may be from a bit further away.
Go and find out.
[honking] [engine starts] Find Claire.
I'm gonna go after Gao.
She's expecting you.
We should stick together, find Claire, and then figure out what to do.
I'll be okay.
[exhales heavily] [snoring] [Gao] Hey, Zhou Cheng, wake up.
- [Zhou groaning] - Open the door.
[both grunting] [both grunting] [both grunting] [woman grunts] [sighs] [panting] You okay? I've almost been killed three times this week.
So no, Colleen, I'd say I'm pretty friggin' far from okay.
I mean, are you hurt? No.
But you are.
It's nothing.
Where's Danny? He went after Gao.
- Alone? - [sighs] Yeah.
He'll be fine.
At least that's what he said.
[snoring] [in Mandarin] Hey buddy.
[groans] [in English] Asshole.
What are you doing? [sighs] I need to get into this building, and you're in my way.
Maybe you could finish your nap elsewhere? [sighs] I'm quite comfortable here.
Yeah? [chuckles] Oh, you could try to make me move but I wouldn't advise it.
[chuckles] I don't want to have to fight you.
[chuckles] I'm Zhou Cheng.
Disciple of my master, Ch'i-Lin.
Sworn defender of the Hand.
[gulps] Ah! And what would your master think about you drinking so much? Oh, he insists upon it.
You see, uh, some, right chase the dragon.
I've gotta keep mine sedated.
Bad things happen if I don't.
But if we're gonna fight, let's get on with it.
[both grunting] [sighs] [sniffs] Care for a taste? [both grunting] I thought the Iron Fist was a great warrior.
You fight like a child throwing a tantrum.
[chuckles] A man fights with his mouth when his fists are lacking.
[grunts] [both grunting] [coughing] You think you're better than me? [chuckles] In a certain regard, you are.
Your haircut for example, very nice.
[both grunting] But we both swore an oath of loyalty and protection.
Your masters are murderers.
[Danny grunts] [both grunting] [panting] Hmm? Hmm? [yells] [both grunting] [groans] [both panting] [grunts] [jug shatters] Our paths diverge in a different place.
But unlike you, I've remained true to my vow.
I'm here to stop the greatest threat to my people.
No you're not.
You're here to punish, not protect! You're wearing your oath like a mask.
Tell me, Iron Fist where's the honor in that? [yells] [both grunt] [both grunting] [yelling] - [yells] - Danny, stop! [panting] - Jesus, Danny.
- [Danny groans] [door closes] Is he okay? [scoffs] Does he look okay? - What is this place? - You'll see.
Why are you being so mysterious? I want you to know everything I've been keeping from you.
But unless you see it with your own eyes, you may not believe me.
[button clicks] What I'm about to show you is shocking, but it What's wrong? No, no, no, no, no.
I can't I can't be here.
What the hell is going on? Hey.
Talk to me, Ward.
You're scaring the shit out of me.
[sighs] Why did you bring me here? Is this where your drug dealer lives? [muffled] Ward? [Joy continues speaking indistinctly] Hey.
[Joy speaking indistinctly] [elevator chimes] What are you doing? Come on.
Not till you explain this.
[sighs] The truth is [clears throat] I'm having financial trouble.
I brought you here to ask you for money, but you're making me feel like an asshole, so forget about it.
What are you talking about? I didn't know you needed money until literally two seconds ago.
It's not just now.
It's all that bullshit about looking up to me.
It's not bullshit.
You put me up on a pedestal.
Now that I've fallen off, you look at me with all that goddamn pity.
Stop it! Ward! Stop! I didn't ask to be the heir to your daddy issues, so grow up and stop begging for my approval.
It is cliché.
It's pathetic! You said you had this under control.
[breath trembling] I thought I did.
I just - I lost.
I - [Gao] Anger is a gift, Mr.
Rand, if you know how to control it.
It would be my privilege to teach you.
I don't wanna hurt you.
I just want to know what happened between you and my father.
[Gao] Is that what's driven you to this state? He tried to shut this place down, didn't he? So you stopped him.
A shot in the dark rarely finds its target.
You deny it? Would you believe me if I did? Stay right there, boy.
Submit to me without further incident, and your friends will be granted a merciful death.
I'll die before I let you touch them.
I'm afraid I can't allow you to do that just yet, Mr.
Kill the women.
I just want you guys to know I wish I'd never come to China with you.
Seems fair.
[all grunting] [grunts] [panting] [Claire] They poisoned their weapons.
[choking weakly] It was her.
[panting] Gao used the same poison on the pilots.
That's why my plane crashed.
She killed my parents.
Danny [yells] - [panting] - [Colleen and Claire coughing] Let's go.
[dramatic music playing]