Marvel's Runaways (2017) s01e10 Episode Script


1 [ROBERT] Previously, on Marvel's Runaways The school.
They're using its construction as a cover.
Basically our whole lives they've been planning on how to end the world.
Getting rid of anyone who stood in their way.
We have to stop this.
No one else will.
[ALEX] So, at least two other people knew that Amy was in danger - whoever warned her - And whoever killed her.
On the night of the failed sacrifice, your children witnessed everything.
They've been conspiring against you for weeks.
How do you know all this? Because one of you did the right thing and came to me.
Let me ask you again.
Where are your children? [ALEX] Once we get in there, we destroy as much as we can as fast as we can, then we get out.
Are you mad at me about what happened between us? [KAROLINA] I've just wanted to do that for a really long time.
Almost 20 years I've been waiting to see what the hell old G's gonna do with this shit.
I guess it's finally on.
[SCREAMING] Time to come home, son.
[ALEX] I'm not going anywhere with you.
- [STACEY] We're a family.
- [KAROLINA] We are a family.
[NICO] And we'll fight you if we have to! [WHIRS] Looks like all your kids have a little something extra.
Not Gert, all right? She's just a regular kid.
[DINOSAUR GROWLS] Disobeyed me.
Good call.
That could've only come from one place.
I've been meaning to bring you all up to speed on that.
I got this.
No! Fine, if that's how they wanna play, then let's bring it! [RINGING] Karolina.
I can help her! [GRUNTS] [SCREAMS] What What? - Chase, run! - [TINA] Jonah, stop! Let's try to reason with them.
[SHOCKED CRY] [ROBERT] Tina! I swear, Jonah, if you hurt my son! [CATHERINE] Geoffrey, please.
Jonah, this isn't necessary.
Oh, my God.
He came for me.
- What? - Are you crazy? No, we're not leaving you.
I'll hold him off and I'll meet you outside, okay? - It's the only way.
- Don't do this, please, I'm begging you! - [JANET] Chase, run! - You can't do this alone! - [CATHERINE] Alex, go! - Go.
Go! - I'm not leaving you.
- Told you to go.
Nico, go.
You have to go.
- Go with them! - Get to somewhere safe! [LESLIE] What are you doing? - We'll find you! - Karolina! Aah! Ugh [PANTING] [ROARS] [FENCE CLANKING] - Look out.
- Who the hell is that guy? - [POWER SURGES] - [ALL SCREAM] [SHAKY BREATHS] [GERT] Maybe Karolina won.
Then where is she? [NO SOUND] Car's dead.
So are these.
An EMP, it fried everything.
Oh, my God, stop talking about how everything is fried and dead right now, please! Hey, maybe Karolina's okay.
Maybe she escaped.
To where?! Maybe she's hiding.
I just, I can't take this anymore.
I'm going back.
Come on, Nico.
You've gotta be smart.
I mean, look at us.
We're missing someone! We have to find the kids.
Let's go.
[NICO] Guys! Guys! They're coming! - Come on! - Go, go, go, go! [SIREN WAILING] [MOLLY] I'm hungry.
I'm so hungry, guys.
[ALEX] Let's try and find a liquor store or something.
[GERT] Sounds nourishing.
[CHASE] I'm more concerned how hungry she is.
[DINOSAUR GRUNTS] [SIREN SQUAWKS] Unit 36, code three, one Adam 22.
Just relax.
Nothing going on here.
We have to get off the streets.
- We're ten out.
- Copy that.
[SIREN WAILING] [SQUEALS] [ROARS] What are we supposed to do now? Oh, I can't think.
I need sleep.
Who the hell can sleep? Actually, I'm still a little wiped out.
And when we wake up? What happens then? - We get out of town.
- We save Karolina.
Wait, you'd seriously leave without her? [SIGHS] Look, Nico, we don't know where she is or how she is.
Or if she still even is.
Look, I'm sorry, but we have to do what's best for the group.
No, I say we have to think about each other.
If it was me in her place, I'd want you guys to go.
Well, if it was you in her place, we would.
But it's not.
Remember? It's Karolina, okay? She did everything she could to protect us.
[MOLLY] That's true.
Last night, Karolina could've saved herself, but she didn't.
I see what's happening here.
I like it.
[CHASE] Screw it.
Me too.
We look for her.
[DINOSAUR GROWLS] Shh! Quiet, girl.
We've been played.
That much is obvious.
[GEOFFREY] We all thought we were equals in this.
[CATHERINE] Turns out there's an inner circle.
Jonah, Leslie, and now Karolina.
Don't forget about Leslie's beard, Frank.
Did you two know that Molly had that strength? No! We were shocked.
And how do we know that Jonah isn't her father, too? Alice? No chance.
I always thought it was a miracle that Molly survived that night.
Well, she's either always been strong, or something happened in that explosion.
[GEOFFREY] Tina, what do you know? Think it's time you own up to being there.
For the last time, I wasn't at the lab.
But Leslie was.
I didn't know what she was going to do.
I just knew that she was handling it, and I let her.
I'm sorry.
Molly could've died that night, too! Leslie did not know that she was going to be there.
She was supposed to be sleeping at home.
The kids have pieced at least some of this together.
That's why they were at the dig site.
We have put them in so much danger.
What the hell is down there? "Clean, renewable energy source," right? Make us rich, save the world.
All right, look, why don't we just go down there, take a look ourselves.
We kept some of Gene and Alice's equipment.
And what about the kids? If we turn the cops on them, they'll just think they're in trouble make them even less likely to come home.
They're too smart to use their cell phones or their credit cards.
[CATHERINE] Well, we can find one of them.
Karolina may not know where they are, but she can tell us what they know.
[FAINT HISSING] [LESLIE] How could you go to him, betray us like that? Betray? I think you're the expert in that field.
Mind-wiping me Don't deny it, Leslie.
And then having a child with I don't even know what he is.
But you do.
He's the One.
Yeah, well, I am her father, not him.
I raised her.
She loves me, and he loves whatever the hell's in that hole.
He was willing to hurt her to protect it.
You don't understand what's at stake here.
Do you? [DOOR OPENS] There's no need for concern.
Her healing's coming along quite nicely.
It was a long night.
Why don't you head home and get some rest.
She's safe with me.
Let us know when she wakes up.
So, we're going undercover.
Try this.
So, you want to talk about it? Talk about what? Well, when we found you at the dance last night, you reeked of hookup.
Yeah? Well, so did you.
Relax, I'm not gonna tell Wilder.
Though it does explain why Karolina wasn't into me.
I knew there had to be a good reason.
Well, what about the girl who is into you? It's complicated.
Right, because she really likes you.
No Because I really like her.
[CURTAIN CLIPS RATTLE] Um, not really flying under the radar.
Alex said "undercover," not invisible.
Oh, my gosh, this wig is perfect for Gert.
They're gonna be expecting a girl with purple hair, not green.
Oh, look at us.
Brentwood's finest, wearing crap other people threw away.
The struggle is real.
Where were you? That was quite a journey.
I went down to Hollywood Boulevard hoping I could find someone at a coffee shop who would lend me their laptop.
And instead? Instead I saw several grown men urinating.
I had to stop a fistfight between two shoeless meth heads fighting over an empty cottage cheese container.
Oh, and if you want a tour of stars' homes or catch a double feature, I can hook you up.
Oh, I love old movies.
Also, there's a map of the church in here, handed out by an alcoholic Elmo.
Did you know a chicken costs eight bucks? Mm, you had to go to Whole Foods.
Yeah, I know what you're thinking.
We need to save every cent we have with us, but I need to keep her fed, or honestly I don't know what's gonna happen.
Phase one of the mission's complete.
- What's next? - Uh, what's next is goodbye.
Someone isn't coming on the rest of the mission.
What? But she's good! She she doesn't chase squirrels.
She poops in the trees.
We're a team! Okay, let's at least vote on it.
Molly? It's not safe, Gert.
We'll get caught, or she will.
[SNUFFLES] So, we're gonna be moving around, on the road a lot, and you don't exactly fit inside a duffel bag.
It's as much for you as it is for me.
You're special.
One of a kind.
It's important that you survive.
You need to stay hidden during the day, hunt at night.
Be friends with a mountain lion, okay? When things calm down, I'll come for you.
I'll find you.
We have a connection.
You're the Costello to my Abbott.
The Harpo to my Groucho.
The old lace to my arsenic.
Goodbye, Old Lace.
"Yawn"? My name is Vaughn.
What parent names their child "Yawn"? Not to mention, I come in here every day Excuse me! Mistake! That's mine.
What the hell is this? Six shots of espresso.
Don't judge me.
Caffeine is the only vice I have left.
What is this? We're friends of Karolina's.
She's in trouble.
We need your help.
What happened? Is she okay? [ALEX] We don't know.
We think she's being held in the church.
Well, I'll call Leslie.
She's a part of it.
Part of what? [SIGHS] You ever notice that every year one of your young parishioners goes missing? They're runaways.
Sometimes they, you know, run away.
[CHASE] Yeah, except these kids aren't coming back.
Same time of year, every year.
- That doesn't mean that - [NICO] Karolina might be next? Leslie wouldn't hurt one of her congregants, let alone her own daughter.
Maybe not, but that weirdo Jonah would.
He's in control now, not Leslie.
[VAUGHN] Jonah? Leslie's father's friend? Look, every day I come to work at the church is a day I feel at home.
The Deans are my family, and the Gibborim, it helped get my life together when no one else would.
Now a bunch of weird kids in bad wigs tell me it's all a sham? Can I have my coffee back? - No chance, dude.
- Absolutely not.
- Brainwashed dick.
- I think I might actually like this.
Where are my friends? Your friends are fine for now.
No need to worry about them.
I want to see my dad.
Frank has done a wonderful job raising you.
I will always be grateful to him, but I think you know the truth.
I'm your father.
You're a smart girl, Karolina, always hungry for answers.
I think last night you got them.
I realize how difficult it must be, discovering the truth about yourself with no one to guide you, no one who truly understands.
Unfortunately, the truth can make you very lonely.
But now now for the first time in such a long time I don't feel quite so alone.
Maybe I could give you that gift.
Just come check it out just for a couple of days.
Safe place to sleep, take a shower Plenty of room for everybody.
Come on.
Plenty of room.
Can't believe I almost missed you.
Do you know how sonar equipment even works? Of course.
Sure I do.
Gene and I used to mess around with reflected sound waves, throw a few back just for fun.
I miss those guys.
[SCOFFS] And all this time it was Leslie who was responsible.
I'd like to kill that bitch myself.
Not to mention all the energy we wasted hating Tina.
Okay, here we go.
Let's see what the hell is down there.
Here we go.
What are you guys doing? - Uh uh - We were just - We're just checking out the site.
- Wanted to make sure that there wasn't a lot of damage.
- It's good, though.
- The site.
We're checking on the site.
It's good.
What are you doing? Same.
What exactly are you guys doing? - What do you mean, what exactly? - Are you familiar with seismic refraction? - fraction? Or maybe echo-sounding? - No.
Just tell me.
[INDICATOR BEEPS] Hon? That can't be right, can it? What? What are you looking at? There's something down there.
Yeah, obviously.
Jonah told us.
No, Leslie, whatever's down there, it's alive? You didn't know? So I guess Jonah keeps secrets from you, too.
[MOLLY] Contact in case of emergency? [CHASE] Just write N/A.
That means I don't have any family, though.
Do you think that's what Destiny wrote? That's what they all wrote.
It's not a lie, though, not for me.
It's not too far from the truth for me, either.
At least you still have a chance that your dad might be okay.
Yeah, but you get to believe your parents were heroes.
Can I get you to come with me? Does this mean you've changed your mind? Or that you're busting us.
It means stop talking and follow me now.
Vaughn? Surprised to see you down here.
Is there a problem? No.
Not at all.
It's just that there's something special about these two.
Leslie will be very interested in them.
They're special, indeed.
Leslie will be very happy.
You're about to meet someone who will change your life.
I wish I could trade places with you right now.
[ALEX] Okay, once they find Karolina, they lead her out here and we're home free.
[GERT] If they find her.
[NICO] We'll work on our positive attitude.
That ought to go well.
I'm gonna go find us a ride.
Sorry, uh, sometimes I can be a little I suffer from anxiety.
Don't they have meds for that? Yeah, got a whole bottle of them sitting at home.
And it's also my first day without my emotional support dinosaur, so Yeah, I'll be fine.
I mean, even if this does work and we do get Karolina, then what? Where do we go? You think our parents are just gonna let us disappear? Not a chance.
They're gonna come after us.
Hey, just one step at a time.
And what, we're all just gonna live together? Like in a commune or some shit? Like that won't be totally awkward? No, but I thought that you'd be into that.
Hotel room time with Chase? [INHALES, EXHALES] It was a one-time thing.
Mm, but that's not what he said.
It's not? What did he say? That, well, he really likes you, and he Are you sure he was talking about me? Not that it matters.
Yeah, it does.
It matters a lot, actually.
If nothing else, you know, someone should come out of all of this with a healthy relationship.
[JONAH] Thank you.
I'm sorry you came all this way, but, uh, Leslie isn't here.
We didn't come to see her.
We came to see Karolina.
We have some questions concerning our kids.
Oh, I completely understand.
Nobody wants to find those kids more than I do, but Karolina is still in recovery.
When she's well enough, I'll let you know.
Not good enough.
Our son is missing.
This isn't some street corner in Compton.
You don't just walk in here and make demands.
You need to trust me.
Can you do that? Hmm.
Well, I think we should all take a moment to reconsider our agreement.
[HESITATES, SIGHS] Do make sure you get your parking validated.
First two hours are free.
That's it! We don't work for him anymore.
- Consequences be damned.
- I'm with you.
You think we should reach out to the others? I don't know who to trust anymore.
I say we lock it down.
Find Alex before Jonah does.
Wow, that was crazy.
I can't believe Aura and Frances bought it.
Oh, God, I think I'm gonna puke.
This is Leslie's private chamber.
If Karolina is anywhere, she's in there.
The problem is, only Leslie knows the code.
No problem.
I brought a codebreaker.
[MOLLY] Aah! Shit! Oh! Now I'm freaking out.
Yup, I'm walking away! Walking away and pretending I did not bring a monster into my church.
- Karolina.
- You okay? Oh, I don't even know what that means anymore.
You don't look so good.
I'm just a little weak.
I didn't think I'd ever see you guys again.
We're not leaving anyone behind.
Come on.
Pretend I'm showing you around.
This is a tour.
Perfectly normal.
Get security.
What? No.
There's no problem.
These are my friends.
- Security, fourth floor.
- Karolina, you're lying.
- They're coming.
- Time to run! - Come on! - Go, go, go! - Come on! - Come on! - In here! - Can't get out that way.
[INDISTINCT RADIO TRANSMISSION] Let's see if there's any more of them.
Ugh! What did you see? I'm not sure.
- Come on.
Let's go.
- Come on.
Yes! All right, five, I'm going in! - Karolina! - Karolina, get in, get in.
Karolina, you okay? - Did they hurt you? - Holy shit, that was - I just need to do this.
- Get the door! - Go! - Go! They made it.
Karolina and her friends got away.
Thank you for coming to me, Vaughn.
I cherish your loyalty.
They mentioned Jonah was in charge now.
That's not right, is it? No.
That's not right at all.
[VAUGHN SIGHS] How long do you think it'd take to walk home? Alex, you know we're never going back, right? Yeah, I know, it's just You think you'd ever call your parents? Just to say whatever? I've got nothing to say.
What you did for us was was epic.
Yeah, well, what you guys did for me was pretty epic, too.
You should've run.
Some of us wanted to.
But not you.
Nope, not me.
Where's Alex? [MOLLY] I don't know.
[CHASE] He was here a minute ago.
Oh, my God.
That little shit went and called his parents.
[PHONE RINGING] And when you drill a giant hole, you hit rocks, maybe oil, but not a lifeform.
How does something this big go undetected for so long, let alone survive? What does it eat? How does it breathe? Its version of living is something we don't understand.
Unless we do.
The serum that Jonah used on Victor for his brain tumor? This is based on his DNA! So, assuming that this thing is somehow related to him, if we figure out what makes him tick Maybe we can figure out how to stop the clock.
Jonah may have just given us the very thing that we need to kill him.
Yeah, and whatever is down there [RAP MUSIC PLAYING ON STEREO] All right, you little homie, I came.
Now, you gonna tell me what's going on with that school and those crazy-ass friends of yours? I need something first.
[LAUGHS] And you think I'll help you why? Well, you know what they say.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Is that right? Then I guess we tight as hell.
I'm not sure if there's anything to talk about, Leslie.
Yeah, trust level is pretty low right now.
[TINA] It's less than zero, and I'm not just talking about me and Janet.
[LESLIE] I understand what I've done and I want to fix it.
I asked the Wilders to join, but they wouldn't.
They said they were focusing on finding Alex and nothing more.
- I get it.
- Me too.
I also get it, but we're putting our suspicions aside for the sake of our kids.
[DALE] What about Frank? I don't actually know where his loyalties lie.
[STACEY] So, what is the purpose of this meeting? We have a common enemy, and we need to do something about it.
Well, from what I saw, you are sleeping with the enemy.
What he did to Karolina and the other kids Not to mention what we found at the bottom of the dig site.
[LESLIE] He's been using all of us.
- You think? - No shit! [TINA] He's been controlling us all since before the kids were born.
And that stops now.
We're fighting back.
But he's got Victor's life in his hands.
Jonah needs Victor healthy.
He said as much.
He's not gonna let him die.
It's your call.
If you want out No.
Tina's right.
I'm I'm here.
Before moving forward, I just need to say I've made some mistakes in my life terrible mistakes.
[STACEY] Gene and Alice.
Tina told us.
And worse.
How could you? When Amy hacked your server, she set off an alarm.
Well, I know.
I got it right away.
So did Jonah.
- Amy saw the - The sacrifice tapes.
I don't think so.
But Jonah wanted to be sure.
He said he was going to just talk to her, find out what she knew, scare her enough to keep quiet.
I didn't believe him.
I-I sent her a text hoping that she would get it in time, but I don't actually know what happened.
[ROBERT] I do.
Jonah murdered my daughter.
She was looking for Wizard secrets, not PRIDE's.
She died for nothing! And you knew.
You knew all this time! I loved him.
I trusted him.
We we were working toward something bigger.
It just happened.
If we killed you tonight in this basement no one would ever know.
But then you wouldn't be able to get close enough to kill Jonah and that's why we're all here, isn't it? I'm glad you were able to set aside your anger.
I think you'll find we both want the same thing.
For Karolina's safety, I'd do anything.
As will I.
Our future together is gonna be very bright.
And once he's back on his feet, things will get very very interesting.
[INDISTINCT MOURNFUL MUSIC] [NICO] So, where were you? Just had to make a call.
Your parents? [SCOFFS] Definitely not.
Who, then? It doesn't matter.
I got what I needed.
Well, that must be some friend.
[CATHERINE] You can't will that thing to ring.
Believe me, I've tried.
I'm not waiting for it to ring.
I'm about to make a call a call that'll change everything.
What do you mean? We can't risk Alex getting hurt, or any of those kids.
None of this is their fault.
I know.
That's why I'm gonna get them to safety.
And then, we go to war.
] boarding in ten minutes.
[GERT] I'm on lookout.
And get some good snacks.
Well, there's not much to choose from.
It's not too late to change our minds.
Yeah, it is.
I say Phoenix.
Does Arizona like brown people? I don't think they do.
Just pick whatever's leaving soonest.
[CLATTER] Uhh! Lace? Hi! Old Lace! Hey! Were you following me? Oh! Can you get botulism? Because this is really disgusting.
And, oh, your breath It Well, who cares.
Uh, we need to figure out how to get you into cargo.
I'll be back.
[KISSES] Okay, get down.
Get down.
Guys! Guys! You're never gonna guess who's here.
- Old Lace! - Who's Old Lace? My dinosaur.
That's her name.
[NEWS ANCHOR] Breaking news right now.
An amber alert has just been issued for Molly Hernandez.
She was reported missing from her home in Montebello.
Detective Flores says the LAPD believes she has fallen in with a group of teenagers that are persons of interest in the death of Destiny Gonzales.
As you may recall, the Gonzales death was ruled an accidental drowning.
Now the LAPD is calling it a homicide.
Anyone with news regarding this case should contact the police immediately Holy shit.
They framed us for Destiny.
Those assholes.
I'm not kidnapped.
I would know.
They just made us America's most wanted.
Guys, we gotta go.
- What do we do? - We run.
Such highs Share them It's not an easy