Marvel's Iron Fist (2017) s01e09 Episode Script

The Mistress of All Agonies

I don't like this at all, Danny.
I don't understand why we had to bring her here.
Never let the enemy choose the battlefield.
Always work from a position of strength.
Why should we be enemies? And don't let the enemy bait you into a trap.
Let's just take her in.
I'm not turning her over to the police until I find out what I want to know.
The police? Do you truly believe that's where I will end up? Tell me about my father and the Hand.
Why are you asking about events that happened 15 years ago when you have more pressing concerns? Tell me what I want to know.
Or what? - Danny! - Wait a minute.
Can I talk to you for a minute? What are we doing here, Danny? She's with the Hand.
- You want some ice for that? - Look, I'm fine.
I know what I'm doing.
Do you? Because it looks like we're on the fast track to waterboarding here.
If my father was involved with the Hand, I need to know.
Why? It won't change the way you feel about him.
You know she was responsible for your parents' death.
Isn't that enough? Nothing she says will make you feel better about that.
Let's just be done with this.
So now you're ganging up on me? We're not.
We're with you.
We just we just don't want you doing something that can't be undone.
Rand has a lab, right? Yeah.
So? Sodium pentothal.
Truth serum.
- If you get it for me - we'll dose Gao.
She'll tell you everything that you want to know, and no one gets hurt.
Hey You okay? Yeah.
Yeah, I'm just tired.
What do you think? It's better than torture.
Hey! What's your problem? Hey, I'm talking to you.
These kids are playing here.
Is that your son? Yeah, so? I have a son.
Okay, and? Ward, listen, I don't know what's going on.
I don't know if it's drugs or whatever, but I looked into the building you took me to, and Dad bought it the week before he died.
Why didn't you tell me about this? Call me back, tell me what's going on, or I'll find out on my own.
Your choice.
I knew I'd find you here.
There's a there's a lot going on right now.
Yeah, no kidding.
Yeah, we got ousted.
We lost Rand.
- What? - The board fired us.
You've been stripped of everything but your shares.
We can't even enter the building anymore.
- Why? - Maybe you should ask yourself that.
Everything fell apart once you showed up.
This is my fault? Yes.
I'm so sorry.
I And now I can't find Ward.
He has totally disappeared.
Look, I'm I'm worried about him.
Any idea where he might be? Me and Ward, we're we're not exactly good right now.
He took me to this this Art Deco building on 57th.
Said he wanted to show me something.
Then he freaked out, and we left, and Do you know anything about that building? No.
I don't believe you.
Why are you lying to me? Just stay away.
Don't go near there, okay? I'll call you tomorrow.
We'll get this all worked out.
Look, I got to go.
Hey! I'm walkin' here! Oh! Ah He played knick-knack on my thumb.
With a knick-knack paddy Give a dog a bone.
This old man came Oh! Smells good.
It's a Uh, what what is that? You've never seen pretzels and hot dogs before? Smells smells so good.
Hey! Whoa! Whoa! Wait! The hell are you doing? That is nasty.
That's better.
Yeah, much better.
Are you uncomfortable? What difference would it make? You will not untie me.
You're right.
I was just trying to be polite.
I won't make that mistake again.
Regret hovers around everything you do.
Am I wrong? You don't know anything about me.
You often find yourself fraternizing with people with gifts.
Daredevil, Luke Cage, Danny Rand.
You secretly hope that the thing that makes them special will rub off on you, but it hasn't, and you have failed each of them in different ways.
I helped them all.
When they were beaten up and bleeding and looking for help, they came to me.
But where do they all end up? Ruined.
And the only thing they have in common is you.
First, you wouldn't talk.
Now, you won't shut up.
You are looking for who you want to be.
Searching for your destiny.
But it's selfish of you to involve Danny in your quest.
He has greater problems to deal with.
If you were going to be special, it would have already happened.
The only thing that can come out of this for you is sorrow, heartbreak, and pain.
Sometimes the strongest thing you can do is leave.
Danny would understand that.
I'm not abandoning Danny.
Not even to save your mother? How do you know my men aren't at her door right now? If anything happens to my mother, - I swear to God - Claire? Why don't you take a break? Hello, Ms.
You don't look well.
Rand? Hey.
How are you? Okay, uh You're not allowed here anymore.
Yeah, I know.
I just, um I need your help.
Oh, I don't know about that.
I really like my job, Mr.
I need this job.
I'm sorry to put you in this position, but it's really important.
There's no one else I can turn to.
If you get caught, you never saw me.
Of course.
What's what's this for? - I - Never mind.
I don't want to know.
It's exhausting, isn't it? You know, I'm not above shoving a sweaty sock in your mouth to shut you up.
I know the burden you carry.
A woman in this world.
You are consistently underestimated.
Last warning.
Your grandfather was right to train you the way he did.
You didn't know my grandfather.
This is what you do.
You mess with people's heads.
"The frog trapped in a well does not understand the sea.
" So what? That's a saying anyone in Japan would know.
It was printed in his obituary.
You could have looked that up.
He spoke it to you many times.
Because you always saw the wider world, understood what was at stake.
Just as you do now.
If you allow this charade to continue, all will be lost.
Release me and I will allow you to proceed with your life untouched.
I can guarantee that.
They are coming, Ms.
You know what they'll do when they arrive.
Get out now, before it is too late.
Stop talking.
Do you know what he will do when he finds out the truth? Danny Rand belongs to someone else.
He will never be yours.
Your path leads in a different direction.
Honor the warrior your grandfather created.
Claire! You're sick.
Come on.
I'm Rand.
No, I'm I'm Meachum.
Why isn't it my name? Harold.
Harold Meachum.
Ward's birthday.
Wendell Rand.
This, uh This is my son's office.
Frank Robbins? Who the hell is Frank Robbins? Joy.
Where is everyone? What happened? I need to go home.
I was relieved to hear from you, sir.
I'd really been quite worried.
Especially after Ward and Joy lost the company.
You never went this long without contacting me before.
- Is everything okay? - You talk a lot.
I'm sorry, sir.
No, everything is not okay.
How could they lose the company? Well, it was the board.
Voted them all out.
- Joy, Danny - Danny? Uh Do you know where Ward is? No, sir, I don't.
Hey, got anything better than this? - Um, that's your normal drink, sir.
- Ugh.
You got any bourbon? In the in the compartment to your right.
Is everything all right, sir? You you seem different.
What would you do if you found out you could live forever? Oh, anything I want, I guess.
No, be specific.
What would you do? - I'd eat ice cream for breakfast.
- Really? Well, and lunch.
Yes, sir.
- Amazing.
- Thank you, sir.
That wasn't a compliment.
Orders around the front.
Can I help you? If you don't get out of here, I will bust your head wide open.
Call me back, tell me what's going on, or I'll find out on my own.
Your choice.
Hello? Kyle? After your mother delivered you the nurse wrapped you in a blanket placed you in my arms.
And I thought to myself "This is my son.
He'll only have the best parts of me, not the broken pieces.
I'll make sure of it.
" Why aren't you dead? Oh, something about the, uh, treatment from the Hand made it so if I die, I can come back.
- You can't die? - No.
No, that's not right.
I did die.
I was dead.
I was just able to come back.
Was everything I did terrible, Ward? Was any of it good? I guess.
Am I a monster, Ward? Is that what you really think? Yes.
I I am so, so sorry, Ward.
I've destroyed everything that ever mattered to me.
I'm sorry.
I never meant it.
Please, please, please, please, forgive me.
I love you.
I love you so much.
You know that, don't you? No, I don't know that.
You're my son, and I love you.
I died, and I came back again.
Isn't that great? Colleen? It's all right.
The flu maybe.
Her heartbeat's a little elevated.
I'm fine.
China and back.
I caught something.
It's no big deal.
Just get Gao.
You're gonna run out of time.
- Did you get everything? - Uh-huh.
If I give her too much, she'll fall asleep.
If I give her too little, she'll resist you.
Not afraid of needles, are you? You are about to face something you are completely unprepared for.
You've got something scarier than a dragon in a cave? Yes.
Yes, I do.
Tie her arm off.
That's it? That's all? Just wait.
What am I doing here? Get ready.
How did you know my father? It was your mother that I knew.
She introduced me to him.
I set it up for months.
She was easy to manipulate.
That's not true.
Claire, it's not working.
But Wendell won't have anything to do with us.
He wasn't willing to make a deal.
But Harold, now, is a different story.
He was more than willing to partner up.
What? And when your father found out Well What are you talking about? Hey! - That's it.
- It didn't work.
Maybe it did.
She might not have the answers you're looking for.
Hey, hey, hey.
Hey! My arm.
The cut.
- It's the same poison from China.
- Can you help her? Not unless I know what this poison is.
We just put Gao to sleep.
Did you really think your drugs would affect me? I spent most of the 17th century being interrogated.
What poison did your men use? It's too late.
Her time has come.
- Danny.
- Hey, I'm right here.
I need you to call someone, okay? Grab my phone.
It's under "sensei.
" What? Why? He can help.
Each second you waste, she draws closer to her death.
- Shut up! - Voice mail.
Hi, this is a friend of Colleen's.
Uh, she's she's been poisoned.
She's asking for you.
We're at her dojo.
Target Danny Rand spotted at Chikara Dojo.
Copy that.
So what do you want, Ward? I'll do anything you ask.
I want you to leave me alone.
I don't want any part of Rand or any of this insanity.
I want my own life away from you.
I understand.
So you'll let me go? I want my family back, healthy and whole.
I mean it.
I'll do anything, anything to make that happen.
I was only trying to toughen you up so you could face this world and win.
I hope someday you can understand that.
Then I can go? Well, if that's what it takes, yes.
Thank you.
Oh, I just want what's best for you and your, uh, sister.
You know, I hope she'll be more forgiving.
You can't bring Joy into this.
I don't have any other option.
She's my only daughter.
Dad if you do that, the Hand will kill her.
I've been working on something that's going to put an end to all that.
What? Ward you wanted to leave.
So, leave.
We'll be fine.
We're gonna get out of here.
Everything's gonna be okay.
- I don't know.
- Say it.
We're gonna be okay.
- We're gonna be okay.
- Yeah.
You're such children.
Ignore her.
We're gonna get through this.
Right, Claire? Yep.
Time is up, Danny Rand.
Your friends are going to die because of you.
Don't panic.
Your eyes will get adjusted to the dark.
What was that? Camera.
They're getting the lay of the land.
Shit! - Danny! - Surround Gao! Whoo! Claire, Colleen, you okay? Yeah.
We need to tie these guys up.
This is not ninja shit.
These guys are military.
Don't move.
Look to your girlfriend, Danny.
She doesn't have much longer to live.
You escort me to my people, I will give Claire safe passage to help young Colleen.
I will have the antidote ready and waiting outside.
But you must decide now.
She's lying.
Don't do it.
Danny Rand told me that you've had experience with the Hand.
That you understand what they can do.
Name your price.
No amount of money will buy the answer you are looking for.
There has to be a way to kill him.
There is a legend about a shepherd from the village of my great-grandfather.
He made an arrangement with the Hand, just like your father.
He was killed on the battlefield.
More than once.
And every time he arrived back at the village, his wife was overjoyed.
It seemed like such a miraculous gift.
But it wasn't.
Each time he came back He was worse.
One night, without warning, he took two of his own children and roasted them on a fire.
When his wife discovered it, she fled with her only remaining child in her arms.
They destroy the ones closest to them first.
The only solution is to run.
You're finished for the day? Yes, sir.
If if that's all right? - Of course.
Of course.
- Okay.
Hey, before you go, come up here.
It's been a long, strange day.
I thought we should celebrate.
Wow! I didn't know which was your favorite, so - Mr.
Meachum, you didn't - Oh, please call me Harold.
Now, I think I think I'm gonna have this organic cornflakes one.
In all the time I've worked for you, I don't think I've ever seen you eat any dairy or sugar.
Well, I'm a new man, Kyle.
I'm a new man in every way.
Hmm, yeah.
Is there any vanilla? What? Well, I don't like all these fancy flavors.
Vanilla's fine for me.
I go to all the trouble of, uh, getting you all this ice cream, and all you can do is complain.
Oh! No, no, no! I'm I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to complain.
Uh, this is great, really.
I can just eat this.
You're not gonna eat anything, you ungrateful little shit! Sir.
I'm sorry.
No, you're not! Please stop.
I'm sorry.
Yeah, I'll give you sorry.
Hey, what's that? It's just it's just ice cream.
Oh, shut up and die.
It's okay.
It's okay.
I've been where you're going.
It's not so bad.
It's just nothingness.
Kyle? Kyle? Kyle? Jesus! Oh, what did I do? Hey! What are you doing? - Ward Meachum? - Yeah? Step over here, please.
What is going on? Step over here, please.
This your car? I This is - I want a lawyer.
- Already? This isn't mine.
This is a set up.
Someone set me up! You cannot search my car without cause.
It was on the seat.
You think I'm that stupid? Turn to the car.
Hands on the hood.
Oh, my God.
Really? - Are we really gonna do this? - What is that? What are we gonna do? You sit there, take notes about how screwed up I am, prescribe some meds, send me back to some kind of cell.
I know how the whole 72-hour-hold business works.
Is that why you think you're here? I'm here because my dad had drugs planted in my car.
Your dad? Listen this is way too complicated for you to understand.
Try me.
You see, that's the trap.
And he knows it.
If I start talking about him, then you'll say He's been dead for 13 years.
So I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.
That's how he works.
Then what do you suggest we do? You just let me out of here.
I will take you to him.
End of story.
But you see, Ward, that's a risky proposition for a dual diagnosis patient.
Dual diagnosis? You're an addict and you have psychological disorders, - so we have to proceed very - I'm not an addict.
The heroin that the cops found in your car tells a different story.
As does your father's very public death from cancer.
So, where would you like to begin? Daddy? Hello, Joy.
I missed you so much.
How are you still alive? You were in a casket.
I know.
I'm so sorry you saw me like that.
You've grown up so much.
What Joy.
It's okay.
Dad? My Joy.
My Joy.
She is a fighter.
But once the poison reaches her brain There has to be something else we can do.
This is beyond me, Danny.
If she dies, you die.
Colleen, it's me.
- Sensei? - Yes.
Colleen? Open the door.
Hey, hey, hey, relax.
How did you get up here? There's soldiers everywhere.
I've taken care of Madame Gao's mercenaries.
How do we know this isn't another trap? Look out your window.
Now please, open the door.
You have no business here.
Leave! You should have called me sooner.
Who are you? My name is Bakuto.
You came.
Of course.
She's dying.
Help her.
We're running out of time.
- You are the Iron Fist, yes? - Yes.
- Then heal her.
- What are you talking about? Danny, we're in trouble here.
What are you waiting for? You are about to fall into a trap you cannot escape.
I don't understand what you're asking me to do.
You weren't taught this.
You know how to center your chi, and then move that energy into your hand? Of course.
Then do it.
Now open your fist.
Now place your hand over the poison.
Focus on it.
Do you sense the poison? Yes.
And do you sense her life force? They should feel different.
Use your chi to burn the poison away.
Danny! Sweet Christmas, it worked! You're safe.
Danny! You okay, there? Yeah.
I'm fine.
Danny! "The frog in the well never understands the sea.
" Where are you taking him? Colleen, what's going on? We're helping him.
Trust me.
I'm going with you.
Where we're going, you're not allowed.
Everything is gonna be okay.
Wait a minute, God damn it!