Mutant X s02e02 Episode Script

Power Play

And what exactly are they walking into? There's at least a dozen underground factions that would die to get their hands on the laser defense shield.
I needed to make sure security is tight as a drum.
So you don't trust the government troops either.
We've both been around long enough to know you don't trust anybody.
Even each other? Maybe especially.
Delta point 2.
report.
Delta point 2 clear.
Code 705 ugh! Tango point 1.
report.
Tango point 1 weapon secure.
Adam.
- Here.
Well, your tip was right.
She's a little too late.
There's a dozen of 'em, maybe more, crawling all over the place.
The weapon they're after has massive destructive capabilities.
We can't let them get their hands on it.
Well, you heard the man.
C'mon.
We're under attack.
Call it in! Well, do the honors.
what the hell happened? Some kind of gas.
Come on.
Somehow, you carried molecules of nerve gas with you when you re-phased back out of the building.
What are you saying? I've been exposed? No, it's more dangerous than that.
No, no the nerve gas molecules bonded with your molecular structure.
Which means? You know, i mean, your body should work them out over time, right? But until that happens, we have to stay on guard against symptoms of contamination.
Contamination.
Now, just when i was starting to feel better, huh? Does that mean we wasted our money on the flowers oh, hey, no.
Any time a girl gets me flowers yeah, well, just be thankful you're getting them above ground.
That's right.
Because if you'd re-phased solid and even gotten a whiff of that nerve gas, it would've paralyzed your central nervous system.
Hmm.
That'll teach me to practise holding my breath, huh? Smells great.
jesse! Jesse, un-phase! I can't.
Jesse, concentrate.
The longer you stay unstable the more dangerous it is.
Jesse, focus.
Come on, jess.
You have a couple of seconds.
After that, you're not going to be able to re-form.
Ah! Take it easy.
agh! Adam, what the hell happened? I wish i knew.
How you doing today? I need to see some id.
So what's going on with jess? The nerve gas has affected the section of his nervous system that controls his power to phase out.
Oh what's that mean? He's losing his powers? No.
It's more about control.
But if he goes intangible again before this stuff works itself out of his system well, he could literally dissipate into thin air.
Deploy! Perimeter set at one hundred and fifty metres, sir.
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the lord.
Now.
Round up all the personnel and secure them in the utility area.
Why didn't you tell me you were sending my people into a fully-equipped military unit? Adam, i didn't know.
Well, that's not good enough.
You put the lives on my people on the line.
How's jesse? Not good.
There's no way of telling how much of that nerve gas penetrated his system.
Adam, believe me when i say we had no idea the man behind this was so dangerous.
Who is this guy? Colonel aaron gaumont.
Never heard of him.
You shouldn't have.
At one point, he headed up the most covert military intelligence division we had to offer.
As far as the government was concerned, he doesn't exist.
Well, i wish that was still true.
He disappeared on a mission in the middle east five years ago.
Until this morning, we thought he was dead.
At this point, we have no motive beverly.
Beverly.
Am i losing you? Hold on.
We're getting a feed directly from gaumont.
I'm patching it into you.
Twelve of my loyal soldiers - the finest this country has to offer - died during a government-sponsored covert operation in kyrgyzstan.
They were men who lived valiantly, and did everything their government called on them to do.
And they found themselves abandoned and betrayed by those they served.
Now you who know nothing of honour must now pay.
Ten million dollars for each fallen soldier.
I've taken control of the nuclear facility at twin creeks.
If you do not come up with the money in twenty-four hours, you will experience a holocaust the likes of which this country has never seen.
Twin creeks was shut down years ago and was turned into a top secret facility to develop a reactor fuel called xiraxium.
And a guy with his clearance must have known that.
Xiraxium is a radioactive compound a million times more lethal than plutonium.
So if gaumont can initiate a meltdown, we're talking about something that makes chernobyl look like a sunday afternoon cookout.
Then this is huge.
How come the press isn't all over this? Are you kidding? If this got out, there'd be a widespread panic.
That's right.
The authorities have managed a news blackout.
They figured that we've got about twenty hours before the army's called in.
After that, all bets are off.
And these "authorities" - they want us to go in and defuse the situation.
I've offered her our services.
To who? The same people that poisoned jesse? Look, i have no illusions that these people can be trusted.
I just know that the lives of tens of millions of people are at stake.
And, brennan, look, man, if ever you want out, i'm not going to try to stop you.
I just want you to know, while you're here, i'm not going to ask you to make any sacrifices that i'm not prepared to make myself.
Nobody wants that, adam.
No, no.
I just want answers.
Okay, now, you tell me we can't trust your source, that's fine.
But i'm trusting you, so if anything goes wrong here, it's on your head.
The explosive is rigged.
Camera six, sir.
That's a beautiful thing.
Beautiful thing.
So assuming he doesn't have control of the reactor's core, the best way to destroy the nuclear facility would be to take out the cooling system.
Yeah, well, with this guy's security background, we can't assume anything.
And to complicate matters further, the entire facility will be protected by the laser weapon that he stole from the military base.
Whatever.
Look, let's just get in there, take him out before he knows what hit him.
Well, that's a good idea.
Only one problem.
You're not going.
You saw what happened to you in the lab.
What if that happens again in the middle of a fight? I'll be okay.
And besides, there'll be plenty of bad guys for you to get next time.
Exactly.
Adam, i feel fine.
Right.
And you're going to stay feeling fine by helping me run the operation from here.
By cracking the facility's computer system and taking the reactor offline.
We both know i've got a much better shot initiating a controlled shutdown from the plant's control room.
Until your system is normalised, the chances are good that you'll die if you try to use your powers.
Then i just won't use them.
Right.
Because i'm not going to put you in the position of having to use them.
You're going to do your work from here.
We got a lot more to lose than gain by sending you in.
He'll get over it.
Yeah.
Well, it's like adam said, it's better frustrated than dead.
Yeah, if i was jesse, i'd be dying for some payback.
I'm counting on you guys to settle the score, huh? We got you covered.
Yeah.
Brennan, hook this up to the t1 line.
That'll give me access to their computers, okay? All right.
Jesse! It slipped.
It's all right.
Take it easy, huh, jess? Yeah.
And do me a favour.
Finish this.
Absolutely, brother.
Let's get this goose in the air, huh? Yeah.
All right.
Ready? My country left me for dead, major.
Along with all my men.
I was spared for one reason.
To exact retribution in their names.
Money's going to go a long way to make things right, sir.
Money's all society respects.
And that's how we'll hurt them.
The memories of your men will be honoured by what we do here.
All right, jesse, hook-up's complete.
It's up to you now.
Shall we? Let's go.
Okay, i'm tied into the facility's computer system.
Initiating video link recording now.
Video loop's in place.
Any time you're ready, folks.
Well, that's step one.
Why is that always the easiest step? To fool you into taking step two.
Wait, shal.
That'd leave a hell of a mark.
Adam was right.
Laser interceptor's online.
Well, unless either of you two can phase out, we're not going anywhere.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, wait.
Watch this.
Step back.
There's a gap.
Okay.
I don't know how long i can hold this.
Go! Go! I get no response? Nothing yet, sir.
Is it a problem, major? They cracked into the security system.
Set up a video loop.
Mutant x has entered the compound, sir.
Hmm.
Exactly as we planned.
Outside's clear.
Maybe they weren't expecting us.
Well, let's hope not.
Emma, shalimar, i want you to go to the northeast wing.
That's the place that looks most likely they'd hold hostages.
Any place in particular? Well, security's on the third level.
I'd try there first.
Once we've freed the hostages then we can turn our attentions to gaumont.
Can't wait.
Let's go.
Where do you want me? I want you to go down to the basement, sub level a.
The central cooling room is up the northeast stairwell.
All right.
I'm on my way.
Uh oh.
They've set up a firewall to prevent exactly what we're trying to do.
What? So you can't initiate a shutdown? Not from here.
What? So what, you think this is going to make me change my mind about sending you in there? I don't know.
You're the genius.
You got a better idea? All right.
I'm in.
Now where? I want you to talk brennan through it.
Okay.
Brennan.
Go to the door furthest on the east.
That'll take you to the central cooling control room.
They're going to try to shut down the cooling system, they'll control it from there.
Gotcha.
You do realize that unless they've got the current daily control code, shutting it down is going to be real hard.
And the hits keep coming.
Well, i think i figured out how they're planning on shutting down the cooling system.
What did you say? Jesse kilmartin is not among the group.
We weren't sure, at first.
But the last communication confirms it.
And why am i hearing about this now? Sir, we still control the plant.
We can we can convince the government to pay.
The government will never pay.
That was the given, from the moment i conceived this operation, the point was to draw out mutant x.
But they're here, sir.
Without kilmartin.
And without kilmartin, we don't get the xiraxium, and without the xiraxium what do i sell to foreign buyers? Find their frequency jam it.
Now, the other three still inside? Yes, sir.
Turn up the heat on them.
Maybe they start dropping, kilmartin will come out to play.
Yes, sir.
Jess, you sure you can talk me through disarming this thing? Well, it depends if i can get a visual on the bomb.
I'm trying to bring up the security cameras in that area right now.
Right.
Wait, wait.
See if you can get it online.
Can you get it online? Well, so far, they've only figured out how to block our access to the reactor controls.
Whew.
Well, my gut is telling me that these are not the type of guys to make mistakes like this.
Thinking they're letting us in? Well, we're about to find out.
I got it.
Oh, no.
Okay.
Brennan, try to locate where the wires converge on the detonator.
And be careful - they might have thrown in some dummies to throw you off.
This day just keeps getting better by the minute.
Don't you think it's a little strange we haven't run into anyone yet? Adam? Yeah, i'm here.
So we're almost at security, and we haven't seen a soul.
I don't know either we're incredibly lucky or something else is going on here.
Oh, i know.
We were getting the same feeling back here.
Brennan? Emma? Shalimar? Brennan? Adam, we've lost contact.
Yeah, i know.
Because our comlink signal isn't on normal bands, they're going to have a pretty good idea that not just any rescue force is on the premises.
They know it's us.
Well, unless you can reroute the comlink signal, i can't talk brennan through disarming the bomb.
I'm working on it.
They're cut off, sir.
Then kilmartin knows.
He's the only one who can prevent a meltdown.
Is that enough to draw him out? He doesn't get a vote.
My comlink's dead.
Mine, too.
I'll handle this.
Girl, i like you more and more every day.
Jesse, what the hell are you doing? Take a guess, adam.
If i don't get in there, gaumont's going to take the place down, so let's just skip to the part where you tell me what you're really thinking, huh? All right.
What i'm really thinking is you better get your ass back here.
Yeah, and i was hoping you'd wish me luck.
Look, i'm not going to take any stupid chances, but i'm going to do this, adam.
You be careful.
Oh.
I know you can't hear me, jess, but i wish you were here, brother.
From what the colonel said, i figured you'd be a little better than this.
Well, maybe you should listen to your colonel.
Brennan mulwray.
You know who i am? You'd be surprised what a fellow with my security clearance can find out.
Mission's over, gaumont.
For one of us.
Agghhh! Brennan! Aggh agh.
Aghhh! Get him out of the water! Do you remember your cpr? I think so.
You pump i'll blow.
Come on, brennan.
Come on, brennan.
Come on, breathe! Come on, we're not going to let you die.
remind me never to do that again.
That's two of us he's almost killed.
I'm taking him out myself.
Shal! Wait.
You really think that's going to stop her? I'll save my breath.
You okay? How much do you know about detonators? Not much.
Why? Unless somebody does, we got about three minutes 'til this thing explodes and the whole reactor's going to melt.
Our guest has arrived.
Get ready to roll out the red carpet.
Well, this wire has to be the main connection, i'm sure.
You don't feel sure, do you? Would you stay out of my head when i'm working, please.
And you're right.
I'm not sure.
I suppose if jesse were here, he'd just reach in and defuse it.
But if we screw up and it blows, then it's not just us.
The whole the whole core melts down okay.
Can we not think like that, please.
We just need to learn how to disconnect this thing, okay? Ow! Would you just be careful.
You almost already died once today.
I'm doing my best.
Whew.
Man, c'mon.
Hey, would you just relax, okay? You're making me nervous here.
I'm sorry.
I'm just used to all my pieces being in one piece.
Okay, listen.
Would it make you feel better if i told you that i i surfed the web last night and i figured out everything there is to know about remotely detonated bombs.
It'd be a start.
Well, good.
I certainly hope that you're a better bomb expert than you are a liar.
Agh! Don't hurt me! No! It's okay.
Hey.
I'm here to help.
I'm jesse.
Come on.
Sophia.
Sophia taylor.
When i saw those men i hid in there.
You work in the control room? Well, i'm just an assistant, but i know all the procedures.
Great.
Okay.
Can you help me to shut down the core before they make it melt down? What do you mean? They're going to? Shh.
They agh! Agh! My god, what just happened? Are you okay? Agh! Oh, that hurt.
Oh.
Oh.
I almost lost it.
How did you do that? Oh.
Hah.
It's a long story.
When we're finished, i'll tell you.
Okay.
We need to initiate a controlled shut down without them catching on to what we're up to.
Um you'll need access codes.
Yeah, there's three.
I've decrypted two.
Well, i may not be able to walk through walls, but i bet i can help you get the third.
Okay.
Brennan, jesse, shalimar, emma, anybody copy? Someone's broken through our scrambler, but we're intercepting the signal.
You guys read me? Loud and clear.
Gaumont.
And this must be adam.
All right, what have you done with my people? One or two might be dead.
But the rest are doing exactly what they should be.
You actually think that the government's going to answer your demands for a ransom? I expect that worthless bunch of reprobates to do what they always do: Cover their asses.
What the hell do you want? When this is all over, ask your friend kilmartin.
He's going to help me get it.
Shouldn't be long now.
Easy, kitty.
Easy.
Easy.
You take one more step, we're both radioactive fondue.
Question is, do i believe you're really that crazy.
Damn good question.
We're in.
Beautiful.
Okay.
Uh what is that? I don't know.
Controlled reactor shut down in t minus 16 seconds.
kaboom.
Brennan? Gaumont must have triggered the bomb remotely.
Shal must not have gotten to him.
Unless they got to her first.
Hey, don't even go there.
There.
It's the cooling system.
The cooling system.
Gaumont's blown the cooling system.
The explosion aborted the shutdown.
How long until the meltdown? Ten minutes max.
Is there a backup system? No such thing.
The only way is to physically disengage the xiraxium rods to interrupt the chain reaction before meltdown.
How? It's impossible.
The reactor's behind a foot and a half of reinforced steel.
There's no way in.
Yeah.
Meltdown's under way, shalimar.
There's only one man in the world that can stop it.
You? Me? No.
He's on your side.
He's on the premises.
Now, let's hope that he's getting the job done.
Get her in there.
Come on.
Gaumont knew that the government had no intention of paying his demands.
It's a common procedure.
We always assumed he had a deeper plan.
A deeper plan that included knowledge of my team.
You know, with jesse poised to play a pivotal role.
I don't understand.
From what i'm getting from the online linkup to the facility, gaumont has put the reactor into meltdown mode.
And what does that have to do with him? The only way to shut it down is to access the core and the only person who can access the core, by walking through steel walls, is jesse.
Gaumont is after the xiraxium from the reactor.
We have handed it to him on a silver platter.
The xiraxium bundle's inside the reactor.
Okay.
You looked pretty rough last time.
Are you sure you can do this? Well, i guess we'll soon find out.
Shal? Brennan!? Shal.
Back up.
What took you? Well, you know, we stopped for a beer and a bucket of wings.
Come on.
Come on.
Hey.
Good luck.
I knew you could do it, jesse.
Are you okay? I'm a little wiped.
Nice work, sergeant.
Thank you, sir.
And thank you, mr.
Kilmartin.
I understand you accomplished this at great risk to yourself.
Wish i had more men with your capability.
Unfortunately, you're on the wrong side, and you're too dangerous to let live.
Jess.
Adam! Brennan.
Thank god.
All right, so what's going on? Jesse phased and he can't get back.
All right, how long has he been like that? Less than a minute.
All right.
His system cannot take much more than that length of time in that stage.
If he doesn't become tangible soon he's going to dissipate into thin air.
Come on, jess! We're losing him.
Brennan, i want you to try to create an electrical shield around his body.
That could keep him from dissipating completely.
Jess, stay with us! Come on! come on, work with me, jess! Come on! Come on, jess.
Come on, jesse, look at me.
Come on, jesse, focus! Focus! c'mon.
C'mon.
Adam, we got him.
We got him.
Great.
Get him out of this thing.
You okay? Adam.
Gaumont got the xiraxium.
That's been his plan all along, and he knew that you were the only guy who could go in and get it for him.
This guy's been manipulating us all along.
That's about to change.
We gotta make it to the double helix.
Quick.
Come on! Call barrington.
Make sure he's got the cash.
Make sure he's ready.
Colonel, they're on us.
Not for long.
We gotta stop them.
Take the controls.
What are you doing, jess? I can send out an electromagnetic pulse beam from the helix's generator and cut out their motors.
What? It's going to take out our motor, too.
Just be ready to land this thing when i give you the word.
What the hell's he doing? I don't know.
Now! No power? No.
Where's jesse? Your plan was perfect except for one minor flaw.
Me.
You should've laid down when you had the chance, jesse.
Do you really think i'd let you stop me? No need to.
Taken care of that yourself.
You forgot to turn off your laser defense system.
Sweet mother of well, according to my diagnostics, the nerve gas has dissipated completely from your system.
You don't know how good it feels to hear that.
Well, dodged a major bullet, brother.
Uh, we've dodged 'em before.
Yeah, but not like this one, honey.
It was awfully brave of you back there.
Risking your life for all of us.
Yeah, even i have to admit is was, you know, pretty cool.
Ah, what can i say, kid's still got it, uh? Yeah, let's make sure you never lose it again, uh?