Midnight, Texas (2017) s01e09 Episode Script

Riders on the Storm

1 Previously on "Midnight, Texas" It's not as charming as your old bus.
You were snooping around our bus? I don't know who I am.
That's something that I need to be alone to figure out.
- I love you.
- Okay.
So there's a demon who's got a thing for death and a veil to hell, making evil run amok.
- [GROWLS] - Biting is not on the menu! Once you turn, you'll like it! [GRUNTS] - Olivia, I'm so - Back off! There's a demon in my house.
Fiji, when he rises, and you will be his.
- Who are you talking about? - Colconnar.
- That's his name? - Fiji What is it? I hear him.
[DEMONIC VOICE] Fiji [EERIE MUSIC] Fiji [DISTORTED STING] Do I know you? You do.
Colconnar sent me.
He said the demon was gonna rise.
That by offering a truckload of dead bodies, it would usher in the beginning of the end.
I know, and I'm not surprised.
The death and violence that's come to Midnight all precursors of the veil breaking.
What was it like last time? I wasn't here when it first opened.
Bowie and I came later.
By then, it was a war zone.
Demons were everywhere, spreading death and suffering.
Sounds like the apocalypse.
Well, yeah.
It is.
Starts with your typical apocalyptic weather events, this world reacting to the veil fraying.
What do you know about this demon? Colconnar? I wasn't on a first name basis with the demons.
I was just trying to kill as many as I could get my hands I won't go with him! I'll never go with him! Leave me alone! I won't go with him! - I'll never go with him! - Who's she talking to? You will submit.
You will go to Colconnar willingly.
No, I won't! I'd never! - Fiji, you okay? - Leave me alone.
I won't go with him.
I'll never go with him.
Fiji, wake wake up.
You've been lying this whole time.
I know the truth about you, Fiji.
You bring death to those you love.
Don't say that! That's not true! I don't! You know it's true! You bring death to those you love! Stop saying that! Fiji! [RAPID WHOOSHING] - [GASPS] - Fiji! Fiji? Fiji? You all right? - [PANTING] - Were you sleepwalking? No.
No, it was real.
He was real.
[HEARTBEAT THUDDING] The man you saw in your dream Colconnar sent him.
Well, maybe it was just a nightmare.
I wish.
While you were sleepwalking, you kept yelling, "Stop saying that.
" Stop saying what? He said I'd give myself to Colconnar.
That's not gonna happen.
Why is he after you? What's he want? I don't know.
But I don't want anybody getting hurt because of me.
Stop! You are the one who's hurting now.
We're taking care of you.
[EXHALES] The man in your dreams, did he say anything else? No.
I'm gonna go make some tea.
I leeched her pain.
There was a lot.
It ran deep.
Of course she's emotional.
She's being stalked by a demon.
So emotional, she almost set us on fire.
Colconnar's not the only threat to Fiji.
She's a threat to herself, and others.
We need to keep an eye on her.
I'm not going anywhere.
Sun's almost up.
I'll be back tonight.
- [EXHALES] - So are he and Olivia better? Well, they haven't talked since the fight.
He's sleeping in the back of the pawn shop.
- So no.
- [SIGHS] If you want, I can call in sick.
I'm fine.
You barely slept at all.
'Cause I'm not sleepy.
And if I get sleepy, I'll take a nap.
- Are you sure? - Mm-hmm.
If there's anything that you need to talk about No.
I'm fine.
Okay.
See you this afternoon.
[FOOTSTEPS DEPARTING] [THE STROKES' "YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE"] Still no Starbucks.
Some people think they're always right Others are quiet and uptight Oh, my goodness! - Fiji! - Aunt Mildred.
It's been too long! What happened to that little girl who used to visit? Look at you! You're a grown woman.
Mwah.
Remember Mr.
Snuggly? - He's still alive.
- [HISSES] Hey, be nice, Mr.
SnuggleMcCrankyPants.
[AWKWARD LAUGH] I'm more of a dog person.
[CHUCKLES] Welcome.
Yay.
Make yourself at home.
Don't worry, Aunt Mildred.
I won't overstay my welcome.
Oh, Fiji! Please.
Thanks.
What is it? What is it? [WHISPERING] Go on.
I want you know I, um I'm turning over a new leaf.
Just gotta figure out what I want to do next.
You know, finish college, get a job.
Well, that's why you're here! - So you can figure it out.
- [LAUGHS] Your mom said you set fire to your hospital room.
Yeah, well, I was, um, not taking my meds.
I don't really remember it, so And you broke the windows at college? I was mad.
My boyfriend broke up with me, and I lost it.
My therapist calls them "rage blackouts.
" [SCOFFS] I don't think that's it.
[CHUCKLES] I think you're like me.
I don't mean a crazy cat lady.
I have abilities.
And I think you do too.
That you can change the physical world around you with your intentions, or your emotions.
[SOMBER MUSIC] I'm a witch.
And you are too.
[BREATHLESSLY] Cool.
[EXHALES] Xylda left me all my ancestors' demon-killing journals.
Are they all in Romanian? I've been using an app to translate, but it's slow going.
Okay, so you say that I'm destined to fix this, that I'm I'm the guy with the vision who can bridge the living and the dead.
That's the prophecy.
Who sealed the veil last time? It didn't hold forever, obviously, but it was a shaman.
Catori was his name.
Weird guy.
Tall.
Covered in brands and tattoos.
Didn't happen to tell you how he did it? He didn't survive.
He went out to the crossroads alone.
We found the body a day later.
In pieces.
Broken and burned.
Where was he buried? On sanctified ground.
Underneath the Rev's church.
Well, let's dig him up.
Dead bodies, I can work with.
Ah, you better work fast.
The veil's opening.
[DRAMATIC SWELL] Frances, here's your chicken.
- Pork.
- If you'll excuse us.
I will be right back.
You need to evacuate the restaurant.
There's a sandstorm headed this way.
Well, we have a storm cellar underneath.
Creek, it's the veil.
Rev and Joe are warning everyone in town to go.
These people need to leave Midnight.
And so do you.
You're getting rid of me? You just got to town, and we haven't had a chance - to talk, and - And there are demons from hell on the way.
[EXHALES] Lem, Fiji, Rev, Joe All supernatural.
Olivia, Bobo they can be just as dangerous, but I just I don't want you to get hurt.
Well, I don't want you to get hurt either.
There's no way I'm letting that happen.
You and I, we've got unfinished business.
Okay.
You fix this, and you call me.
I will.
[TENSE MUSIC] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] Where's Creek? Still with Fiji? No.
I told her to evacuate.
She's strong.
Survived more than most.
She doesn't need to survive this.
You're complicating it.
You love her.
Be with her.
[WIND WHISTLING] Thanks for the advice.
[SHRIEKS] [BRAKES SCREECHING] [WOOD SPLINTERING] [WIND HOWLING] [EERIE SWELL] [WIND HOWLING] [OMINOUS MUSIC] [ENGINE GRINDING] [WIND ROARING] [WIND HOWLING] [SIGHS] Manfred better get answers from whatever dead guy he's digging up.
And you should have called me last night! Lem was here.
I didn't know if you two I can be in the same room as Lem.
Just not giving him the keys.
He hurt me.
[SCOFFS] Look at me.
I'm covered in silver.
I don't know I hope you two work it out.
You and Lem make sense.
[WIND HOWLING] How are you doing? I'm fine.
And I don't need you both here.
- Livi and I aren't leaving.
- Well, maybe Maybe I don't want you here.
You ever consider that? Maybe when you told me that you love me and I didn't say it back, maybe it was a hint.
I see what you're doing.
It's not gonna work.
As long as you're in danger, we're not going anywhere.
[EERIE MUSIC] - [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] - Oh, no! That you're not ready.
That's dark magic.
Only to be done when you know what you're doing.
Young lady, do not.
At least, not yet.
Bulbs are dormant in the winter.
That's natural.
But When you're a witch You can change the natural.
[SHIMMERING TONES] Wow.
How'd you do that? Powers come from our emotions.
Make your feelings intentions.
Oh, like breaking windows? Let's try to be productive instead of destructive.
Give this tulip a little nudge.
Think spring.
And rebirth.
Spring.
Um Flowers.
Trees.
Easter! Uh, hay fever.
Mowed lawns.
No, not just words.
Feel something.
[GENTLE MUSIC] Okay.
Sun's out.
All warm against my skin [SHIMMERING TONES] [GASPS] The air is sweet with night-blooming jasmine and Fiji - The cool breeze - Fiji, stop! - [GLASS SHATTERS] - [GASPS] Did I do something wrong? No.
No, but be careful.
Your emotions You need to control them.
[EERIE MUSIC] [WIND HOWLING] Bobo, Olivia, come here.
- You okay? - He's out there! The man from last night, he's right there.
What is it? No, I I swear it, he was right out there.
Let's go find him.
- Okay, stay here.
- [CHAMBER CLICKS] Lock the door.
[WIND ROARING] There he is! [WRAITH SNARLING, SHRIEKING] [TENSE MUSIC] I thought you said he was tall.
There wasn't much left of him to bury.
[ALL GRUNTING] No There has to be something left.
Bones, clothes, anything.
I'm afraid not.
It's been a thousand years.
It was a long shot.
That was our only shot.
[DISTANT GUNSHOTS] What was that? [WIND HOWLING] [WRAITHS GROWLING] [SHRIEKS] [GASPING] What the hell are those things? Wraiths.
Evil spirits heralding the arrival of a demon.
Colconnar's coming.
Great.
So now what do we do? [SUSPENSEFUL SWELL] I've been shot twice.
Stabbed.
Nothing's burned like that.
[EERIE MUSIC] That feels nice.
It's my own salve.
Worked on it for years.
You could have died protecting me.
I'm sorry.
There's nowhere I'd rather be.
At least they're spirits.
They can't come into this house.
And Colconnar? What about him? He's not spirit.
He's alive.
- Once he rises - We're screwed.
She's right.
We've got no way to stop them.
No way to stop Colconnar.
We're sitting ducks.
Quite the motivational speaker, aren't you? No, I'm I'm a realist, and my realistic self knows there's only one thing we can do.
- Get out.
- So you bail just to come back - and tell us all to bail? - I'm not saying we bail.
I'm saying we get Fiji somewhere safe, we regroup, rethink, come back with a plan to kill the wraiths and Colconnar.
Joe and I are gonna go to the garage.
Careful.
Well, before we leave, I need you to wake up a vampire.
[WIND ROARING] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [ENGINE REVS AND TURNS OVER] Mr.
Snuggly, come on! Snuggly, where are you? We'll find him.
- He hides during storms.
- I'll look out back.
Scat! [MEOWS] Don't like cats? He didn't like me first.
[WIND CHIMES JINGLE] It's pretty cool what you did here.
What'd I do? [GENTLE MUSIC] I know about Mildred being a witch, - so I just assumed - Well, don't.
You don't know me or anything about me, so Wait.
Whoa, I I didn't mean anything by it.
I'm a Midnighter.
We're good with weird.
So if you're a witch, that's cool.
Cool? I'm Jeremy.
You got a name? - It's Fiji.
- Like the island? Yeah, my parents, um they liked to travel, but they didn't have any money, so they named us after places they wanted to go.
I like it.
Yeah.
You do like weird.
[WIND ROARING] [GROANING] You two good? No.
I'm up in daylight.
- Walking into the sun.
- Ugh! Quit complaining.
- And move! - You enjoying this? Payback? Ha! If this was payback, you'd be naked.
And we wouldn't have arranged for the vampire bus.
No sunlight.
You're welcome.
No, no, no.
I can't, I can't, I can't leave Are you crazy? We gotta get you out of here! - I can't leave him! - Give me your car keys.
- I'll get him.
- Okay.
- The cat carrier's by the door! - Yeah, you-you go.
I'll catch up.
[WIND WHISTLING] Mr.
Snuggly! [MEOWS] I don't want to hear it.
[YOWLS] [YOWLS] [ANIMALISTIC ROARING] [WRAITH SHRIEKING] [BRAKES SCREECH] - What are you doing here? - Later! Get in! [ENGINES ROARING] A state of emergency has been issued for Roca Fria County.
Dust storms have been reported throughout the county.
If you're in your car and get caught, pull aside to stay alive.
That's not an option.
I really wish you hadn't come back for me.
You stayed to save the cat.
No.
No.
I stayed to make sure Fiji would go.
Okay, well, if I hadn't showed up, you and Mr.
Snuggly would be dead.
- [PURRS] - Maybe.
- Probably.
Thank you.
- Yeah.
[GENTLE MUSIC] What happened? The cut on your forehead [SIGHS] I crashed the car.
It wouldn't start, but just The fuel pump inertia switch got tripped, but as I was driving off, I started to worry about you guys.
I saw that the storm was moving in.
I thought, you know, what if you guys had car trouble.
Sure.
That's why.
[MELLOW SONG PLAYING ON RADIO] I was worried about everyone.
And you in particular.
Dear God, get a room.
- Wait.
What? - Who said that? [GROWLS] Olivia talked to Manfred.
They made it out alive with Snuggly.
- [EXHALES] - We're all safe.
I hope so.
Is there something else? Something you're not telling me? No.
[GENTLE MUSIC] In the hospital, they would bring by these little plastic cups of pills.
Okay.
That sounds fun, actually.
[CHUCKLES] No, not at all.
You know, I would swallow, and I'd have to endure this mouth check by a very angry nurse, and then as soon as they'd leave the room, I would spit them out.
So I got really good at keeping them - between my gums and my cheek.
- That's a skill.
[CHUCKLES] Yeah, well But then, they changed my meds.
And one of them was a horse pill, and I got busted.
Spent the next month in solitary.
Yup, yup.
Until, uh I lit my padded room on fire.
You could have hurt yourself.
I didn't even know how I did it.
Just was angry, and And then, poof.
Hey.
And they told me that I blacked out doing it.
I was terrified.
[INHALES] But now, I know I'm not crazy.
[CHUCKLES] Just magic.
[MEOWS] I don't see what the big deal is.
[EXHALES] The big deal is, you are too powerful.
You need to guard your emotions.
I don't know him well.
You don't know him at all.
Please.
Protect your heart.
[WIND ROARING] - Got clear roads ahead.
- Great.
I booked a row of rooms at a Knights Inn in Waco.
That's a couple of hours away.
Guys Behind us.
[TENSE MUSIC] - Olivia! - [GASPS] It's following us? - Creek.
- Yeah? No pressure, but faster.
Okay.
We gotta get some distance.
Well, we can't outrun it in a tour bus.
We need to hole up somewhere without windows, - somewhere nearby.
- Where? Take that road.
I know the perfect place.
[GRUNTS] [BRAKES SCREECHING] [WIND HOWLING] Fiji! Fiji! [COUGHING] So much for outrunning the storm.
- It's following us.
- No.
It's me.
It's - It's following me.
- Fij There's something you're not saying.
If you know why the storm is chasing you, it's time you tell us.
I don't know why Colconnar's after me.
You and I were there, that first time Colconnar showed.
He threw me out.
Went after you.
- Grabbed you.
- Get out of my way.
He's been talking to you ever since.
Has he told you something? Why he's after you and no one else? - I said I don't know! - [ELECTRICITY CRACKLES] Fij! What is going on? We're all here to protect you.
You owe us the truth.
What's I'm a virgin! [OMINOUS MUSIC] I'm a virgin witch, a powerful virgin witch, and that is why it wants me.
Well, um thanks for being honest.
I, uh Yeah.
Glad to know the truth.
I'm not.
What difference does it make? Virgin witches, especially older ones, we're rare.
Powerful.
That thing wants my magic.
Well, it's not getting anywhere near No, please don't! This is the most embarrassing moment of my life, so if you don't mind, I'm just gonna need a minute.
The cat.
[EXHALES] [GENTLE STRING MUSIC] Eh, you left out the best part.
[SIGHS] They don't need to know.
[GROWLS] - Ooh! - Happy three-month-iversary.
Oh, thank you.
[CHUCKLES] Mmm! - Sweet.
- Yeah? In the distance In the field of no man's land I love you.
- Did you just say - I love you.
Yeah.
I love you back.
[GENTLE MUSIC] You know I never, um You know.
Do you want to? Yeah.
I-I Are you okay? You're so warm.
- [GRUNTS] - Jeremy? [DEMONIC GROWL] - Oh! Jeremy! - [BESTIAL ROARING] [SCREAMING] [YELLING] - Jeremy! - [PANTING] - Jeremy! Jeremy! - [PANTING] Feelings.
Feelings become intentions.
Feelings become intentions.
[STAMMERING] Stop the fire! Stop it! Stop the heat! Stop it! [SIZZLING FADES] Jeremy, you're not hot anymore.
[EXHALES] You're gonna be okay.
You're gonna be okay.
Uh, um Think, uh, rebirth.
Think, um, the sun The sun is out.
The flowers bloom, um, living things are reborn.
- Uh, living - Fiji.
- Fiji, what happened? - Living things are re [WHISPERING] Reborn.
[STAMMERS SOFTLY] [GASPS] Oh! Oh, God! [SOBBING] What did I do? What did I do? [SOBBING] [ELECTRICITY CRACKLING] That explains the sweaters.
[WIND ROARING] I'm surprised that you came for me.
Well Despite what happened, I love you.
Lem, you asked me to give you a heads-up.
I'm giving you one.
As soon as Fiji's safe I'm leaving Midnight.
Because of me.
Because of a lot of reasons.
I don't feel safe.
I never stay in one place too long.
I don't want Dad to track me down, and [CHUCKLES] And I've stayed in Midnight a lot longer than I ever expected.
That's because of you.
[GENTLE MUSIC] [INHALES SHARPLY] Then I consider myself fortunate.
I've never known anyone like you, Olivia.
And so Thank you for letting me spend the last few years with you.
Same.
Do you Do you want me to leech, for old time's sake? [EXHALES] I'm gonna have to get used to dealing without you.
[ELECTRICITY CRACKLING] [FOOTSTEPS DEPARTING] No pressure, but do you have any idea how to fix this? Not a one.
I can't fix this.
Well, I'm gonna choose to believe you can.
Don't lose faith.
It's not faith, it's fact.
Fiji is a lot more powerful than I am, and And [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] And leading sometimes means knowing when to delegate.
[PENCIL SCRATCHING] [ELECTRICITY CRACKLING] These are some curses my ancestors used.
To punish the wicked.
To vanquish demons.
Here, I, uh, translated what I could.
This is very dark magic.
Meaning dangerous as hell? Then again, so is Colconnar.
Gypsy dark magic meet witchcraft dark magic.
[SUSPENSEFUL SWELL] We were getting worried.
Might still want to be worried.
We combined a curse with an ancient witches' spell to get answers.
Problem is, it's, um it's black magic.
Meaning, it needs a sacrifice.
Okay.
An eye? - Finger? - A life.
Answers given in exchange for a life.
So that's a no.
[SOMBER MUSIC] - Take me.
- Don't be ridiculous, Emilio.
I'm not.
I've taken many lives.
- We all have.
- But saving Midnight can be my way of making amends.
Everybody, just shut up.
[PURRS] Take me.
I'm sick of this life.
- Is that cat talking? - He is.
I'm really old.
My bones ache.
I've spent the last seven years without her.
I want to see Mildred.
You've been by my side for so long But I never liked you.
I know.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [GASPS] [WHISPERS] Give Aunt Mildred a kiss for me.
We offer this life for an answer.
[EXHALING] [OMINOUS MUSIC] Hey, why am I not dead? Manfred? Manfred! [GASPS] - Manfred! - Move! - No, no.
No-no-no-no-no.
- [GRUNTING] - This isn't happening.
- No, no, no, no.
He was just supposed to get an answers.
- [GRUNTING] - He can't be dead.
- No.
No, no.
Oh, my God.
- [GRUNTING] - He's gone.
- Oh, my God.
No.
He can't be dead.
Please.
No.
Don't be dead.
[SOMBER MUSIC] He's like ice.
I'm just going to stay here Because I don't believe you're gone.
This is magic.
And you said to say when I was ready to pick up where we left off.
[PANTING] I'm ready.
[ECHOING] Come back to me.
[EERIE MUSIC] [BELL TOLLING] You're the shaman.
Cato Catori.
And you are? Manfred.
So this is this is death? This is death.
I like it here.
It's peaceful.
A lot more peaceful than Midnight is at the moment.
Is Xylda around? Don't you have a question for me? Yeah.
Sorry.
How do I close the veil? [SUSPENSEFUL STING] [WHISPERING IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE] [WIND HOWLING] [OMINOUS MUSIC] How'd you know what you said? How? [GASPING] Jeremy? [SHUDDERS] Colconnar sent me because he knew you'd listen to me.
- I never meant to hurt you.
- But you did.
Come with me, and you will never hurt anyone else you care about.
Neither will Colconnar.
Go to him willingly, and he'll spare the others.
But if you don't, they all die.
I thought I knew What we were made of Beneath the sinners' moon You can't just die, Manfred.
That's not cool of you - [GASPS] - [SHRIEKS] - [PANTING] - Hey! - Your heart was stopped.
- What the hell? Fiji's spell.
It worked.
You got answers? Yeah.
I met the shaman.
Where's Fiji? It goes dark Fiji! And darker still She's going to him.
It goes dark Oh, Lordy, there's a black cloud coming Rain's pouring and the thunder's drumming It's dark And darker still Ooh, ooh, it goes dark