Mech-X4 (2016) s02e04 Episode Script

Versus Harper's Ghost

1 Previously on MECH-X4 - Technopath test subjects? - Like your birth parents? - I thought you were dead.
- Surprise.
- Grey! - (roaring) I did it.
I cracked the data core, y'all.
My birth parents are in there.
Who are they? Grey: Your red ooze drove people crazy and can be neutralized with freezing cold.
Grey's back.
What is she up to? What does she want? They didn't know that this was all I needed.
I've been thinking about the visions.
If it weren't for them we would have never known about the monster.
Someone out there is our ally.
We have someone on our side.
- I can fix it! I can fix it! - Then do it! - And make more.
- What? It shouldn't take much to enhance your powers.
Grey: Who said it was for me? - Is that him? - No.
- Okay, what about him? - No.
Ryan, your father didn't look like a 40-year-old Al Roker.
- That's good, right? - Mmm But you said his name was Randall Anthony.
- Why can't we just look for that? - (sighs) I tried, but Harper never knew your birth father's real name, so we'll just have to go through each volunteer one at a time.
And you didn't know my mom, huh? Your father's the one who gave you to me.
He never told me who she was in case Harper captured me.
You know? Like when he held you in an underwater prison for years? I still can't take a bath without flashbacks, Ryan.
And I'm a bath guy.
Hmm.
Wait, that's him.
That's your father! Go back, go back.
- Ha! - Ryan: "Subject 240.
" - Or "Randy," to his friends.
- (laughs) And always with that infectious smile.
- That's my father.
- Yeah, yeah.
I wondered if we looked alike.
Let's see.
Looks like Harper really spent a lot of resources tracking him down.
The last thing he had on your birth father was, he was living under the alias "Tony Ward" in Bogota, Colombia, about five years ago, then he lost him again.
Wait, he changed his name? Yeah, to throw Harper off we all had to.
For three years, I was Doctor Max Flatiron.
Science was his trade, passion was his game.
Yeah.
Oh! Oh, and when I lived in England, I was Penry Heathcoate.
He liked Scottish eggs, tea, and living hard.
Penry! Um okay.
So, what do we do now? Oh, well, now that I have your birth father's last alias, I'm sure I can pick up the trail again.
Yeah.
- Thank you, Leo.
- Mmm.
With Harper gone he doesn't have to hide any more.
He he's free to I mean, if he wants to - he can - Meet his son? Yeah.
It's been so long.
Maybe he doesn't even remember me.
He gave up everything so you'd be safe.
I'm sure you're in his thoughts every day.
Okay.
Be right back, one minute.
We got him! Whoo! - (laughs) - All right! (energy humming) Ryan: You! (distorted voice) Harper? (theme music plays) Also, you need to have more acceleration Harris: You need to increase your rate of velocity.
To be able to jump over the school.
What if I lost some weight? Or wore a less puffy vest? How about that? What up, Justin Timber-flake? Wow! Never gets old.
Wait, is that Spyder jumping the school on a bike? - With a rocket? - I have dreams.
They're stupid.
They're still my dreams.
Well, it looks like you may need to increase your angle of departure.
- You know what I mean? - So many big words.
She's saying build a ramp.
An effective but primitive solution.
But it is too dangerous.
Which is why I'm going to do it.
BTW, the weather is supposed to be clear on Saturday, so, if you try it, let me know.
- Most def, V.
- "Most def, V"? I cannot believe she just asked me on a date.
Because it's not a date.
She wants to see if you don't die! That's what a date is, right? Hey, guys.
I'm pretty sure I saw Harper in the robot, but when I attacked, he disappeared.
- You know what this means, right? - Yes, ghosts.
Stress.
Um, Spyder, you know there's no such thing as ghosts, right? Then explain to me why I keep seeing my grandfather.
Because he's alive! Ryan, Harper is gone.
You're just stressed out now that Grey is back.
- I guess.
- You need to relax.
Last time you were tensing up like this, you got some skate time in.
And we almost got assassinated in the woods.
There's a skate club that meets after school.
You guys are probably right, and it feels like forever since I've been on my board just for fun.
And we're always here to hang out.
Except for Saturday.
I've got a date with Veracity.
Excuse me, does anybody know how aftershave works? It's not a date! Yeah.
Hey, Ry.
You finally made it.
Yeah, I've been meaning to hang out, but I got caught up in community service.
I read to elderly dogs.
That's so weird.
(clears throat) - (skateboard clatters) - Boy: Ah! Oww! So, uh, what have you been up to? Oh, uh, trying to master an air over the pyramid.
Let me show you how it's done.
If I land it, you owe me a smoothie.
Deal.
- (distorted voice) - Ahh! (groans) I'll take a banana swirl and some stitches.
Okay.
The hallucinations aren't going away.
(laughs) Yeah, we heard.
Wait, what do you mean, you heard? Dude, you wipe out that hard, people are gonna talk.
And text, and video chat, and post in online.
- Yeah, most of them were me.
- Yeah.
(phone chimes) Hee hee.
Veracity.
No, I'm not gonna shave my hair to be more aerodynamic.
Gotta keep my man mane for our date.
It's not a date.
Okay, I know you and Veracity compete a lot, but there's plenty of Spyder to go around.
- Eww.
No.
- Don't ever say that again.
Okay, why do I keep seeing Harper? Am I losing it? No.
The technopathic part of your brain is being stimulated.
It matches the scans that I took after you had those flashes of the sea monster.
So, you're saying that these are technopathic visions? But why is Harper there? Unless Harper is alive! Oh, okay.
You need to take it easy.
You don't even know No, these visions have been right so far.
It must be him sending them.
Why would the guy who creates monsters warn us about monsters? I don't know.
I'll ask him when I put him in a box! Okay, you mean a prison.
Yeah.
(electricity crackling) Okay, dude, you need to calm down.
Before you burn every gadget we have in this room.
Okay.
Tell me more about these visions.
It looks like he's trying to talk.
Last time your brains were connected like this, we were using a neurosplicer.
Hmm.
(distorted) Neuro neuro-splicer.
He's trying to say "neurosplicer"! Okay, I can work with that! Mark: Are you sure about this, Nerdo? I'm betting Harper's device isn't strong enough to send his entire message.
That's why he's saying "neurosplicer.
" With this, we can turn Ryan's brain into an antenna, and get the whole message.
Is he here right now? Yeah, that jerk's standing right in front of me.
Yeah, but the last time Ryan used this thing, he almost got brain damage.
Theoretically, it could wipe Ryan's brain and turn him into a mindless drone uh, but I'm going to be very, very careful? It's worth the risk to find out what Harper's up to.
Let's just Let's get on with it.
(echoing) Don't get brain damage! Hello, Ryan.
Miss me? - How are you still alive? - Long story, don't have a lot of time.
I'm kind of in a little bit of a lot of trouble.
So you call the person that hates you the most? You know how much I want to drop you off a cliff right now? - Why would I help you? - Because I'm being held prisoner by Grey.
Grey? What does she want with you? She's using me to make monsters and mutate the gel.
She's up to something big.
I mean, hello, why do you think I've been trying to help you? And honestly, Ryan, I don't know what she's gonna do to me next.
Why would I give a flying taco about what happens to you? Spyder: Flying tacos.
Do they have those? If you find me, you find Grey, you take her out and boom! You go back to being a regular teenager.
Spoiler alert: Prom is super fun! Then I go live on a sandy beach somewhere.
I was thinking something more like bars and a padlock.
Kind of aggressive, but I'll take it.
It's better than being her slave.
Fine.
Where are you? Being held near Colton Ridge.
By the storm drain.
Grey is coming back.
Hurry! Grey: Get to work! Control center, now! That's the last of it.
This better work.
Good talk.
Whoa, whoa, whoa! We're gonna go rescue Harper? Not rescue, capture.
Are you sure that's what you're gonna do when you find him? What's that supposed to mean? Last time you accidentally shorted out stuff, because you were hiding something.
Guys, Leo may have a lead on my biological father.
Harper's the reason he had to go into hiding.
With Harper still out there, he's a danger to my birth father.
I can't expose him to that.
Until Harper's out of our lives, I can't meet my father.
Just promise me that you're not gonna do anything to Harper that you're gonna regret.
I promise.
All right.
When do we leave? Okay.
Scanning.
I'm detecting one human, but he's underground.
See that storm drain? There's a ladder that leads down to some chamber.
- He must be there.
- Good! Let's get this guy.
That's far enough! - Harris, now! - (roaring) (grunts) What did you do to me? Ooze antidote! We were ready for you this time.
Boom! It won't cure you because you were infected by the zapped ooze.
But it will at least mess you up.
I got my eye on her.
Go.
This is it.
Guys, you made it! Oh, thank goodness.
I'd roll out the red carpet, but I'm a little, you know, chained up.
- Yeah, get used to that.
- Really? You sure? Because I have about 1.
5 billion dollars hidden around the city.
- And we don't want your money - Oh, okay, okay.
So, compromise: We take the money, then we betray him.
You know I can hear you, right? I'm right here.
- Oh.
- Ryan, don't! I promised, didn't I? (clears throat) Thanks.
Hey, guys, come on.
We're on the same side here.
- The lesser of two evils - Is still evil! Yeah, study algebra, learn Spanish.
I choose neither, thus, I win.
- Harris! - Hey, I got you.
Come on, buddy.
She got the drop on me, Ry.
I'm sorry.
I tried everything Oh, boy.
Harris: Not the time! Not the time! (monster roars) He interrupted the process.
What can I do for you? What do you need? (guttural voice) I need power! Run! Harris: I'm too pretty to die! - Run! - This way! Harper: Spider, rhino I call it Arachna-Rhino! Look out! Look out! Not the time! Not the time! Other way! (screams) (Harper screaming) What was that? Don't worry if you wet yourself.
We all did it the first time in that elevator.
Amazing! Plus, an elevator that can kill you? Classic Leo.
(groans) (snorting) All right, let's squish this thing.
- What's a spider's weakness? - Fractions.
Here it comes.
Shields up! (groans) Dang, he's tough.
Yeah, it's a little bit of spider, a little bit of rhino.
I call it, "Arachna-Rhino.
" I name the monsters here.
Stop being nice to the sociopath.
Spyder: It's twerking.
Why is it twerking? Is it mooning us? It's gonna get a lot worse.
I can't move the robot's arms! I can't fire the rockets! I will not be able to unsee this.
So gross.
We've got to burn through this stuff.
- X-weapon? - X-weapon! - Ready? - Ready! What? Guys, I'm with you.
We're Mech-X5 now! - No! No, no, no, no.
Uh-uh.
- Never gonna happen, buddy! Mech-Xecute! - Yes! - Oh, yeah! Hey, what about Grey? She's gone! And all I can find are traces of the red ooze.
Where did she go? (laughs) That was awesome! Hey, where are the rest of the guys on the team? I was thinking of springing for jackets but I need to know their sizes.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
What-what what's going on? (grunts) Harris says that this will erase your mind if you use it for too long.
And I promised my brother I wouldn't do anything I'd regret.
But erasing your mind? I'll sleep just fine.
Okay, look, if you're worried about me telling people you're the pilot, don't.
- We're on the same side now.
- Shut it! This isn't about my secret identity.
This is about what you did to my mom.
And this city! This is about you driving my birth parents into hiding when I was just a baby.
One way or another, you've been messing with me my whole life! But not anymore.
Think about what you're saying.
(scoffs) Oh, I have.
You, drooling and brainless everyone is safer.
And there's just a little bit more justice in the world.
You know what? You don't have to do this.
You could take me to prison.
You still have followers.
You can still do a lot of damage from prison.
This way, you won't hurt anyone ever again.
(groaning) Okay.
Okay.
But I want you to know, I am proud of you.
What's that supposed to mean? I mean, you get it now! You're finally the hero you were meant to be.
The kind that's not afraid to make the hard decisions.
Just like me.
You are no hero.
And we're nothing alike.
Oh, really? Eliminating people for the greater good? Sounds familiar.
Face it, Ryan, you and I, we're the same.
No! (grunts) Ah! You burned out the neurosplicer.
We are nothing alike.
And we're never gonna be alike.
Enjoy prison.
Hey, Ry-Guy, remind me what happened to you the first time I tried to contact you with this.
- (beeps) - (high-pitched humming) (screams) (distorted) That's right, it did not go well.
(Ryan groans) (groaning continues) - I could end you - (beeps) Ahh! Right now.
But I won't.
(groans) We're going to do great things together, Ryan.
I'll see you soon partner.
(humming fades) We had him, and I blew it! I should have just I should have taken him in.
But he played me.
He knew exactly which buttons to push.
(sighs) We also lost Grey.
That's my bad.
Don't worry about it.
We'll get them both, and we'll do it right, now.
Well, in that case (phone chimes) "Sorry, Veracity.
Can't make our date.
" (phone chimes) Huh.
It's it's not a date.
Who knew that? - I knew! I'm the one that - We all knew.
- Leo: Hi, there! - (all shout) Oh.
The mood in the room is a little low, but I have some news.
Found your birth father.
- Really? That's - Bad news: He's in danger, and there's not much time.
If you don't do something, you might lose him forever.
(theme music plays)