Mutant X s02e04 Episode Script

Whose Woods These Are

Four killings in six weeks.
Add in three sightings of a mysterious creature in the same time period and welcome to "bigfoot fever".
You know, i still don't understand why adam sent us out here.
I mean, it's not like these disappearances have anything to do with new mutant activity.
Yeah, well, once you start questioning where adam gets his inside information, we're talking some serious mystery.
Well, in case you haven't notice, blind trust is not my favourite course of action, okay? Stacy, turn off the camera.
I mean, can we just enjoy the walk here? okay, we gotta go this way.
We are now going off the trail.
Hi, stacy.
Now, would you put that camera away and watch where you're going? Why? I want to get this.
It's not every day we get a monster in these mountains.
It was probably a pack of wolves.
Werewolves.
Or a bear or something.
Definitely not human.
Okay, look, are we hiking or making movies? Because i'm ready to start back.
Come on, you said you'd show me where they found the bodies.
Then we have to keep going.
What? It it's like a three-mile hike from here.
Maybe it was a witch.
I'd just like to apologize to matt's mother.
I i'm so sorry.
It was all my fault.
Get over there.
Ho, ho.
Nice.
You know, you say this thing's a man-eater.
Does that mean i'm safe? Not from me.
aghhh aghhhh aghhh! No, no! hey, shal.
What's up? Man, i can't believe they let some of these people carry guns.
Do you did you find anything on your end? Not really.
What's up? Hey, you want to talk to me or just ignore me? Something's definitely out there, brennan.
Agghhh agghhh.
Aghhh! this is awful.
Yeah, but the question is, "is it real?" it's real.
I mean, it's got to be.
No one could fake that kind of fear.
Brennan, shalimar, what's your sense? That emma's right.
It's real.
And i think whoever killed those kids was a new mutant.
I don't know, shal.
Freeze the image right there.
Zoom in.
Enhance.
See? His eyes are glowing.
I tell you, he's a new mutant.
Aw, come on.
That could be the way the light's reflecting off of it, it could be a video glitch.
Who knows? Hmm you ask me, it's a bear.
It's not a bear.
I'm inclined to agree.
Adam, we're not in the animal control business, all right? Yogi had a bad day, case closed.
Well, brennan, you're going to have a chance to prove your theory.
You are shalimar are going to stay on the scene to investigate.
I don't do nature.
Well, if you're too scared, i'm sure jesse'd be willing to whoa, wait, scared has nothing to do with it.
Good.
Then it's settled.
A couple of days out in the fresh air'll do you good.
And if anything happens out there, you let us know.
Send you whatever backup you need.
Forget the backup.
I'd settle for a weekend at the downtown four seasons.
Oh, you can take the boy out of the city, but ahem.
Well, it'll be quite the rug for in front of the fireplace, whoever bags it.
Planning on shooting him? Well, somebody has to.
It's a killer.
It's probably just protecting his territory.
What, are you a tree-hugger? Animal rights activist.
Come on, shal.
Yeah, well, i'm an activist too - for the parents of the kids that thing slaughtered.
Yeah.
You guys up here to try and study the beast? Something like that.
My name's grady.
Shalimar.
Brennan.
So you're not one of the hunters? No.
I'm a cryptozoologist.
We study hidden animals, new species yet to be discovered.
Hopefully we can all get a look at it before one of those yokels goes gun crazy on it.
Not if we get there first.
Maybe this is somehow related to modern-day lore, you know, something akin to yeti or sasquatch sightings.
Hey, take a look at this.
There's four reported attacks.
There's one more.
I just recovered a deleted file from the police database.
Another killing? No.
This guy survived.
It's amazing up here.
The air is just so alive.
Yeah, whatever.
Sure we're on the right path? Yep.
Positive.
This is weird.
What is it? It's human hair, but everything else i've been picking up on has been animal.
Hey don't.
Look, i don't want to end up as this guy's dessert, okay? let's go.
No, wait.
Why don't you let me blast him? Because he's not our killer.
How do you know? I asked him.
Huh.
So why would the police want to cover this up? No, someone outside the police department deleted the file.
Well, his name's nathaniel block, but that's about all i got.
It's like he didn't even exist before the attack.
Someone tried to erase his identity? And nearly succeeded.
Ah, but not quite.
According to the admission records, he was transferred to a veterans hospital upstate.
Better check the visiting hours.
Come on.
He's close.
he knows we're here.
You sure it's not your friend, the bear? No.
This is different.
I've never sensed anything like this before.
It's it's familiar, but it's so different.
Oh.
Damn.
Come on.
Let me see those bug bites.
What are you going to do? Suck the poison out of them? Gonna take me to dinner first? it's peppermint.
It's a natural bug repellant.
Well, i wish you would've told me that before i got bit.
What? What is it? down there, about a hundred yards.
All right.
I'll take him head on.
You go around the back.
shal! ugh.
Ugh, ugh, ugh agh! Shalimar?! Agh agh.
Ouf.
Ugh! hey, you okay? What the hell was that? He's one of us.
I can't believe you sent me off on purpose.
You really think you can take this creature down on your own? We're not trying to take him down.
We have to find him and get him back to sanctuary.
Shwew, if we can.
You'd kill him if you had the chance.
If that's what i had to do, yeah.
There's something wrong with him.
He's confused, and he's in pain, and he's a feral - like me.
Huh.
No, he's nothing like you.
Yeah, well, maybe he was.
Maybe this is my future.
You're just going to suddenly mutate into that? No, not suddenly.
Slowly.
We're all still mutating, you know.
You know it could be true.
Scares you.
Hey, wait.
Ugh! Oh, my god, you're bleeding.
Oh, he really clawed you.
It's nothing.
Don't what? What, is he coming back? I don't know.
Something's out there.
Okay.
Okay, you stay here.
I'm going to go check it out.
I'll be right back.
I heard noises.
You see anything? You didn't? I just got here.
You all right? Taking pictures? Not yet.
It looks like an undiscovered species.
Photos could be priceless.
An old hunter's trick.
If you were that freakish thing, you'd already be dead.
Yeah, well, you're underestimating him.
And you're definitely underestimating me.
You shouldn't be out here, none of you.
What about you? I know what i'm doing.
Yeah, you're going to blow it away, right? Pretty brave, hiding behind your heavy artillery.
Out here, life is simple.
There's your predator, and your prey.
I promise you, i make it a habit to be the predator.
Predator? You're nothing but a little man with a big gun.
But there's something in these woods that's going to teach you what a predator really is, something that deserves the name.
I know what i'm doing.
You fool around out here any longer and that thing's going to tear your pretty little head right off.
You want to protect something, start with your own hide.
According to the building plan, security wing's on the third floor.
Bars, armed guards, alarms.
Hardly your average psych ward.
At least we won't be bored.
Ugh huh shal, you okay? Yeah, just didn't get much sleep.
You sure you're okay? You don't look so good.
Thanks.
You're warm.
I'm fine.
Shal, you're really hey, i'm okay.
All right.
Okay, you know what? Get some rest.
I'm going to talk to grady.
I saw him hanging around where we fought that beast.
He had a camera.
Do you think he caught us using our powers? Well, if he did, he's not going to develop the film.
right, one panic attack coming up.
Nice work.
Wait.
This way.
Nathaniel block? Let's get him out of here.
Yeah.
I'll see what i can get.
agghhh! Brennan? I'm in sector foxtrot, twenty-one, quadrant four-three-three.
Point of the last known contact, recovering trace evidence.
Yes, sir.
His exit was in a south-westerly direction from the site.
I'll let you know.
What are you doing here? Well, that's funny.
I was about to ask you the same thing.
I was just searching the area.
Oh, that's some pretty fancy equipment for a zoologist.
Hey, get out of my bag.
Whoof.
Like i said, some pretty fancy equipment.
Well, the beast might be dangerous.
It's, uh, merely a tranquilizer gun.
See, i know trank guns and this is nothing i've ever seen before.
Maybe it's not.
How would you like to feel its effect? Who are you and what are you doing here? Why don't you take a hint? Mind your own business and stay out of mine.
Oh, well, maybe my business is getting all over your business.
ugh ugh! Shoot him! Give me the gun! Shoot him! Wait! ugh.
Why didn't he go for you? I don't know.
Maybe he recognized something in me.
What happened to him? Turns out he's as much of a zoologist as i am.
So our animal loving scientist, he's just a hunter after all, huh? But we're all after the same thing.
Give me back my gun.
Yeah, right.
What are we going to do with him? What are you going to do with me? I'm going after him.
Hey, check this out.
Project 318 is a secret offshoot of the space program.
He's an experiment, a feral they acquired from genomex.
They souped up his animal dna? Yeah, they were going to splice in elemental and molecular genes as well, they didn't get that far.
Then why is he like this? I don't know.
What were they after? There.
They're trying to create an astronaut who could withstand alien environments.
I'm going to download the whole database.
We can take our time with it.
Uh oh agghhh nathaniel, calm down.
We're not with the hospital.
We're trying to get you out of here.
come on! I need to rest a minute.
Man, this guy's really starting to annoy me.
Yeah, why should we wait for you? Your powers didn't work very well yesterday, did they? Huh? I know what kind of freaks you are.
Watch your mouth.
The only thing you'll be good for is bait.
Mike mike it's okay.
Shhh mike - calm down.
Slow down.
I gotta stop.
I've got a first aid kit in my bag.
At least you can give me that, huh? Why don't you start by telling us what you want with that thing.
I bet you tension bandages and painkillers would help with that leg of yours.
Just give it to me.
Well, that's nice.
Especially coming from a guy that just tried to kill me a few minutes ago.
well, let me ask you a question.
Uh, how long do you think it's going to be before that thing comes back this way, huh? he was an experiment.
The space agency.
Project 318.
You created a mutant? We got him from genomex.
He was supposed to be the ultimate astronaut.
But he got sick.
The genetic modifications created some kind of virus that started changing him.
It was not bad enough that you ruin his life, but you gotta create a plague, too? It's not like that.
It's only infectious to feral mutants.
So that's your job? Just to make sure nobody finds out? So this freak that you have to kill, does he have a name? Ward.
Michael ward.
Ugh! you okay? What happened? You okay.
What's wrong? brennan.
Don't worry about it.
We gotta take care of you.
I was feeling dizzy.
Just lay down.
Lay down.
oh, man, you're burning up.
Oh.
whatever turned that creature into what he is, you've got it.
Now, based on the blood work that you beamed me, it's the same virus that nate block got from his friend mike.
Okay, well, what does that mean? Not sure.
But right now, you'd be better off back here in the lab at sanctuary.
No way, adam, not 'til we find mike and help him.
No.
Your safety's more important right now.
I'm not going to let them kill him.
I'm working on a cure for both of you.
Right now, i want you to avoid him.
Whatever relationship you think you have with him, he is sick, he is scared.
If he corners you, he will kill you.
How long do i have? The virus attacks the nerve pathways to the cerebrum.
It destroys brain cells.
Shalimar, right now, i have no idea how it'll affect your specific metabolism.
Answer my question, adam.
We may not have more than another day.
Adam! Nate nate breathe.
Come on.
Breathe.
Come on, breathe.
He's gone.
Come on, breathe! Adam did you get his blood work done? Yeah.
I isolated the virus, but killing it's a whole other thing.
hey, hey, hey.
Shal, he said to wait for him.
Since when are you so interested in following the rules? Adam.
We got trouble.
Shal's gone.
I'm going after her.
All right.
Get on it.
If she starts to lose control, we need to have her some place safe until i can work out a cure.
Jesse, fire up the helix.
Emma, let's go.
We're on the move! he's here.
Get down! Get out of here.
Get out of here.
I'll get the bastard.
let's get out of here.
Come on.
Come on.
agh! Let's go! Come on.
Shal, come on.
Come on, we gotta get grady's gun.
Come on.
Come on, shal, come on.
Brennan, shalimar? I still can't reach 'em.
Ah, it could be satellite interference.
Should clear up as we get closer.
You can make it, shal.
You can make it.
wait.
What? My vision's changing.
What do you mean? It must be the virus.
We gotta get you to base camp.
No, wait.
We're going the wrong way.
We have to go and help him.
What are you talking about? you're not thinking straight.
There's nothing we can do for him now.
You're wrong.
we need to keep going.
I said you're going the wrong way.
Shalimar? How's it going? Well, i'm flying blind here.
I'm hoping this antl-virus works, but i'm not going to know for sure unless it's tested.
And shalimar's the guinea pig.
Yeah.
Look, we're all worried about her, adam, but it's going to work.
I know it is.
Thanks.
Shalimar! Shalimar! Ugh! Michael.
is this you? is this your family? is this you? uh ugh! Brennan.
Can you hear me? Yeah, i'm here.
I've lost shalimar.
She's not rational any more, adam.
I think we're losing her.
Well, we still got time.
Have to get to her fast.
Is she close? Yeah, i think i got a fix on her.
You have to track me on my comlink.
Shalimar.
Brennan? Shal.
no! Agh! Michael, stop! Agh! agh agh i know who you are.
I know what they did to you.
We want to help.
Kill me.
I can't.
Agghhh agh agh i'm sorry.
Thank you.
Brennan.
Brennan? You okay? Ohhh you all right? they turned him into a monster.
He was one of us.
Well, are you going to tell us? Well, her fever's down.
She's responding to the antl-virus.
Well, why aren't i feeling relieved.
There's more to it than that, isn't there? I mean, you may have been able to save her this time, but i mean, we'll never know what our mutations leave us open to, will we? There's no guarantees in life, emma.
Not for new mutants.
Not for anybody.