Mutant X s02e05 Episode Script

The Future Revealed

Ah, nothing.
Well, so far, it doesn't smell like a trap.
Maybe this kid's actually on the level.
I can't blame him for being careful.
Considering how ashlocke treats his friends, i don't even want to know what he'd do to a defector.
Well, before you bring out your violin, let's just remember that nobody actually forced the links to give themselves over to ashlocke.
Really? Sure about that? Well, you know, i'm just saying let's just make sure that this guy really wants to break free of this sociopath before we let our guard down.
Okay? Stop! Stay where i can see you! Sure you weren't followed? No, it's just us.
What's up? I thought you said there were more people want to get away from ashlocke.
Yeah, there were ten of us.
Ashlocke got the others before they could escape.
I i barely made it out.
Like, i don't know what he's going to do to them.
You gotta help them get out.
Well, yeah, but we need to know a bit more first.
Look, i don't know what happened.
It used to be about all of us working together, you know? Now, it's just all about gabriel.
Look, gabriel is really sick, but he's still strong, all right? He's planning something really big.
He calls it his last testament.
I don't know what it is.
But whatever it is, it scares me.
Well, we should get you out of here.
Ah ah ah! Ah ah ah! Hey.
You okay? Yeah.
Take it take this.
Help them.
Ah agh no ashlocke, no! Agh.
You tried to steal me from gabriel.
That was a stupid mistake.
Ashlocke's got him! Josh, don't! I don't want to hurt you! I knew you'd be the one to come.
You just can't stay away, can you? The links are mine.
You think you can break us apart? Oh, i forgot.
You don't like fire, do you, shalimar? Well, think fast.
I have big plans for you.
Ah! Jess, bring it in! Shal's in trouble.
Ah uh! Hah! Come on! We gotta get out! No! We can't! We gotta go! Come on! You don't have a choice! This thing's about to explode! We've built something here the world has never seen before.
We have a power that never existed before.
Love, devotion, and a loyalty to our own kind, that society couldn't even dream of.
You're the chosen ones.
You're the ones that are going to reach out there and grab the destiny that was built inside your genetic structure.
Because the ones that are running it now, well, they're only about greed and votes and weakness.
But we're going to change all that.
Because it's our turn in the big chair.
No more running and hiding.
We're the main attraction.
Top of the bill.
Because we can make miracles happen, the kind of miracles that make people want to stand up and cheer.
The kind of miracles that will keep down anybody that stands up against us.
What's coming next is going to take all your strength and courage.
So get ready boys and girls.
One way or another, destiny is only a breath away.
Kid didn't have chance, adam.
Ashlocke knew he'd be there.
He wanted us to see what he could do.
You know, as his control over the links has grown stronger over the last few weeks, i think his madness has grown with it.
I don't know.
The kid was talking about something ashlocke was planning, something called his last testament.
Yeah? Well, according to my projections, he doesn't have time left to accomplish much of anything.
Well, good.
Maybe i can get this guy out of my head.
He keeps toying with me.
Well, because, once he tunes into your mind, tough to get him out.
Yeah, no kidding.
Well, i'm hoping that as his physical condition degenerates his psychic abilities will weaken too.
Yeah, well, ashlocke's not going to let himself just fade away.
Right.
But, you know, trying to guess his next move is like, phew, you know, chasing our own tail.
I think what we have to do is we have to concentrate on saving the links and the other new mutants that we can.
Yeah? How are we going to do that? Wait for ashlocke to call and tell us where they're hiding? Well, we may not have to do that.
The kid slipped this to me.
The meow club.
I remember that place.
My parents used to go dancing there.
Maybe it's under new management.
What do you think? I still got it? Yeah.
You were brilliant.
Yeah, well, truth is like a fresh drink of water.
Uh huh.
You are going to play a very important role in our destiny, patricia.
Me? Hmm.
We're in our final days and we can't be apart.
The links can't be alone again.
What are you saying? You're the only one that can help fulfil this destiny.
If i go, everyone has to come with me.
You mean kill them? Go out in one bright, beautiful flame.
All of us.
Gabriel, i can't do it.
i hate it when people say no to me.
Tell me you will fulfil our destiny.
I will.
It'll be our little secret.
You can keep a secret, can't you? Did you miss me? That's okay, you don't have to answer.
I'm not here for conversation this time.
Thank you, shalimar.
I feel so close to you.
What's going on? oh, god he was here again.
Honey, i i don't see anything.
Yeah, well, i didn't see him either, but i know he was here.
Isn't there something you can do? I mean, there must be something you can do to keep him out of my head.
He can get to you, but ultimately it's your mind.
You can fight him.
You just have to stay on guard.
Ha! That's great.
All right, shalimar, emma.
Time to go.
Remember, stealth is the key word.
You gotta get in and out without setting off any alarms.
And shalimar, the mission is to save the links, not to take out ashlocke.
Look, adam, i know you feel some kind of responsibility for that maniac, but your dog is rabid, and it's your responsibility to put him down and maybe your conscience has a problem with it, but i assure you my conscience is fine with it.
Ah i love a fast dip in shalimar's mind.
Her rage is always so stimulating.
Not now, kimmy.
We're on the move.
Everybody's going a-visiting.
None of the plans here could be a whole lot of help.
I've got no idea what kind of alarms ashlocke's put in.
alarms are the easy part.
Getting the links out of there in one piece, that's going to be the trick.
You okay? You're the one that can read minds.
You tell me.
You were pretty hard on adam back there.
Well, ashlocke's not pulling any punches and we can't afford to either.
Don't confuse adam's compassion for weakness.
Well, i judge people by their actions.
And adam, as far as ashlocke's concerned? I don't know which way he's going to jump sometimes.
All right, guys.
Target in half a click.
Video shows ashlocke has stepped up security from his previous hideouts.
It's a barred gate with a security post, two links on the roof, more in the front, more in the back.
Getting in undetected is looking harder by the minute, huh? Taking her down.
Go to stealth mode.
All right.
We'll introduce ourselves to the guards.
You take care of the alarm system.
All right.
Agghh! You all right? Let's go.
The alarm system's off up front.
Does anybody know what's going on? I do.
Ugh! Oh, hey, buddy, you okay? Yeah.
Yeah? Wrong answer.
Ah uh well, if you were ashlocke, where would you hide your rebel mutants? Something's wrong.
We were expected.
Oh, it's a trap.
No kidding.
All right, guys.
Come on, check this out.
We don't have to do this.
Ashlocke is crazy.
He doesn't care about you guys.
No! My shield will slow down the electrons of anything that tries to pass through it.
But not for long.
Uh, c'mon jess.
How about a little help, huh? Emergency exit.
Coming right up.
Let's go.
Let's go.
Ashlocke's planning something that's going to hurt people.
I can't stay for it.
Come on, get in.
Hang on.
Adam, we're on our way back.
Adam? Comlink's must not be getting through.
Adam.
It's brennan.
We're on our way back.
It was a trap.
Ashlocke was ready for us.
So sorry.
Adam's busy right now.
But you can leave a message after the beep.
Beeeep.
He's in sanctuary.
How the hell did ashlocke get into sanctuary? He shouldn't even be able to find it.
So much for impregnable.
No, ashlocke is powerful, man.
He's not that powerful.
He had to have had the access codes.
Yeah, well, with ashlocke, nothing's impossible.
He could be listening to us right now for all we know.
I'd know.
No, you wouldn't know.
He's been one step ahead of us the whole time.
Adam should've taken him out when he had the chance, but he didn't want to go there, and now look where it's gotten.
He's probably dead already.
No.
If ashlocke wanted adam dead, he would've been dead right away.
He wants something else? Yeah, like what? Well, that's what we're going to find out.
What do you want? Always right to the point.
What's the matter, adam? No time for small talk? I guess not.
Ah, that's okay.
I don't have much time to waste.
Neither of us do.
Kimmy, i want you to meet adam.
He's the one who we have to thank for everything.
He's the man who made us who we are.
He kept me in a pod most of my life.
In all those years, my mind was fully alert.
It was like being buried alive.
And now that i'm out, i want to keep on living, and i need you to help me do that.
Alright, i'm coming in.
Hangar door open.
We got a problem.
Hangar door's not responding.
Override it.
Nothing.
You know, brennan, if it's not opening, you might want to slow down.
I'm trying.
Sanctuary's defense shield jammed our controls.
Switch into full manual.
Come on.
Any time now, brennan, would be good.
Go! Ugh! Well, i guess we should've expected that.
We're going to have to find another way in.
Yeah, i wouldn't count on it.
Adam designed that system.
If ashlocke's in charge of security now, we're screwed.
Gabriel's in there, we can't go in.
He'll kill all of us.
Well, on that cheery note, i'm going to land this puppy and see if i can fix her guidance system.
They're out there but nothing's getting in or out unless you want it to.
I always wondered if we'd get this chance to talk, just the two of us.
Without your freaks interfering.
They're not freaks.
I know.
I know i am.
I'm the freak.
And i'm proud of it.
You made me like this.
You amuse yourself, don't you? Hmm.
Stop it.
All you had to do was ask.
See, i'm not such a bad guy.
Ha.
Tell that to all the people that you killed, like the link at the oil refinery.
That was your fault.
He was mine, and your people trying to steal him got him killed.
Don't forget it.
Don't touch that! Guys, we're getting a live video feed from inside sanctuary.
Well, let's bring that up.
I can't do what you want, gabriel.
I can't keep you alive.
You can't or you won't? Both.
You did this to me.
You made me like this.
What? Now you're just going to let me die? What kind of monster are you? Can't help.
Really? I'll tell you what, why don't we play a little game? Why don't we see just how big of a monster you are? I'm not playing any games.
It's a very important game, adam.
The lives of, say, oh, ten million people depend on it.
Events triggered by my death will end all life within fifty miles of downtown.
There, now we'll see if you'll play the game.
all right.
Fine.
All you had to do was ask.
Gabriel.
He's got a video feed coming out of this room.
That was stupid, adam.
You do something like that again the city won't have to wait for my death.
I will wipe them out in a heartbeat.
You want me to create something to stabilize your genetic system, you give me a blood sample.
Get to work, adam.
Hey, what's ashlocke talking about? I don't know.
You can't lie to me.
You know how he's planning to kill all those people.
I don't know anything.
Gabriel doesn't want to hurt anyone.
He just doesn't want us to be alone.
Hey, emma.
Let me talk to you for a sec.
Listen, whatever ashlocke is planning is back in the city, so you and shal take patricia back.
Get her to open up and take you to it.
Okay.
What about you guys? Oh, jesse and me are going to break into a mountain.
Huh.
It gonna take a big bandage to cover that one.
It's going to be okay, isn't it? It's taken care of.
Adam will fix it.
He has no choice.
Good.
Because because i love you.
I mean, we all do.
But, especially me.
I know.
this is what i get for cutting aerobics from the workout, huh? Yeah.
Well, the hard part's yet to come.
Thanks for mentioning that.
What do you think? I don't know.
The way i remember it, it's only eight inches thick.
Shouldn't be a problem.
I'll just get in and phase you through.
All right.
Whew agghhh! Oof! Hey, you okay? Ugh, adam planned for that.
Agh! Well, so much for the gentle approach.
Look out, dude.
Not even a scratch.
When adam said the sanctuary was impregnable, i didn't think he meant impregnable from us.
Can you make it through there? Oh, i don't know.
Eight inches of door is one thing, but twenty feet of solid rock? I run out of steam halfway through, i'm a fossil.
Well, considering what ashlocke's planning, it might be a better option.
So that's all i have to look forward to, thanks to you and the good folks at genomex.
I'm going to fix you.
Each of the last five attempts have improved in stability.
Right now they're experiencing a little snapback effect.
You can't afford too many more failures, adam.
Ha, hell, even dr.
Frankenstein had a better track record.
I'm doing the best i can.
Emma, can you sense anything? I'm not getting impressions from anyone except the two of you.
They're gone.
So what about the others, do you know where they went? We moved when gabriel told us.
Nobody knew where we were going.
Look, he's planning on wiping out an entire city.
He doesn't want us to be alone.
So if he dies, everybody dies? He loves us.
No, he doesn't.
All he's offering you and the others is death.
It's not like that.
It is.
That's why you ran away from him.
I just don't want what? Look, patricia, if you help us then we can help you.
your precious mutant x, what happens when their genes start spinning out of control? Have you even told them that? Of course not.
Hey, keep playing god, adam.
It's only their lives on the line.
I was trying to save lives.
Gene technology seemed to be the way to make that happen.
Oh, please.
Gene tech was just the latest toy all the scientists were dreaming about.
You were years ahead of the rest of the world, and you got drunk on all the things you thought you could do with it.
You didn't even think about the crimes you were committing.
I was a doctor.
I was concerned about the suffering i saw every day - ms, aids, heart disease, diabetes.
Not using gene technology to try to help people would've been the crime.
And look, i'm very sorry for what happened to you.
I truly am.
But i've worked for years to try to make it right.
You don't have years any more, adam.
You've got hours.
Yeah, but it'd be just like him to put a back door in the security codes, huh? Hmm.
I've a feeling this is about more than just breaking into sanctuary.
I think you want to beat adam's unbeatable system.
Yeah, why not? It might make him notice me, huh? What are you talking about, man? You've been in everybody's face since the get-go.
I meant make him notice i've changed.
I'm not the same kid he took pity on.
Well, i hate to say it, but i don't think adam's the one who's got questions about you being grown up, jesse.
What are you saying? I'm saying you're thinking too much.
Come on, you've proven yourself twenty times over at least.
Now, if you want adam to think you're an adult or a leader - i don't know, a space alien whatever it is, you're the one who's got to feel comfortable with it, because once you're comfortable with it everybody else will accept it.
It all comes pretty easy for you, huh? Huh, yeah, right.
You should've seen me ten years ago.
I almost electrocuted anybody got within twenty feet of me.
You think you're screwed up? I didn't even know what species i was.
Upstairs is clean.
Nothing downstairs either.
Well, whatever weapon ashlocke's planning on using, it's not here.
Patricia, you trust us, don't you? Yeah.
Then why won't you help us? Gabriel wouldn't want it.
Don't think about gabriel.
He saved us.
I owe him.
You don't owe him anything.
Let us help you and your friends.
Look, i don't know what gabriel's planning.
All i know is that i have to get far away from here.
Would you help me? If this doesn't work, are you still planning to destroy the city? I didn't ask for this, adam.
The power.
The sickness.
I never gave up on you.
I'm sure you didn't.
You knew what i was like and and still you tried to help me.
If the situations had been reversed, i'd have killed you.
You know, i always sort of thought of you as my real father, adam.
You know, it doesn't have to be like this, gabriel.
If this procedure works you can do anything, you can go anywhere you want to go.
Second chance.
I like the sounds of that.
Can you give me a second chance, adam? It's holding.
How long to synthesize enough for a treatment? Not long.
Good.
Because it's exactly how long i have to live.
Patricia's mine.
You won't change that.
Emma.
I know.
I sense him.
Concentrate.
You can force him out.
No! Leave her alone.
You guys just don't get it, do you? Here you are trying to figure out my plan, and here she is, right underneath your noses.
Patricia's powers don't just slow down electrons, they also excite them, too.
What do you mean? Oh, i can't tell you everything.
You don't have to do this.
Yes, i do.
Let me get this straight.
She's ashlocke's plan? And we let her slip right through our fingers.
That's why she wanted to get away so badly, so he couldn't call on her.
Well, the next question is: What is ashlocke calling on her to do? I don't know, but he said it involved her ability to excite electrons.
What, like an amplifier? I guess, but i don't see how that can threaten a whole city? Look, it could if she had access to a power plant.
She'd turn every toaster, tv set and computer in the city into a bomb.
We'll find the nearest substation.
We'll contact you there.
Hey, it's from sanctuary.
What, adam? I don't know.
Let me try something.
There.
You see this electronic beacon? Yeah.
Watch what happens when i superimpose a map of the original caves.
That fissure extends almost to the inside wall of sanctuary.
Adam's given us an invitation.
Well, let's rsvp.
Yeah.
when will it be finished? Try to relax.
It's almost there.
I'll relax when my body stops trying to tear itself apart.
Oh.
Well, can't say that in my short time back i haven't experienced all the emotions.
Love, hate, anger, and now fear.
I gotta admit, i could have taken a pass on the last one.
We're all afraid of dying.
It's how we deal with it that defines who we are.
Don't give me philosophy! Give me what i need.
Gabriel, i don't want to do this.
You don't have a choice.
There.
Adam set the marker behind these rocks over here.
You know, if he put it in the wrong place, we might not make it through.
Come on, jesse, it's not even an option.
Open it up.
All right.
You okay? Yeah.
It's good to be home.
Come on.
She's here.
I can feel her.
Come on.
Lie down.
I'll give you the anesthetic.
No anesthetic.
The effects could be painful.
I need to keep my faculties.
If your procedure doesn't do what it promises, i have a city to kill.
It's time to go, baby.
In case it doesn't happen go ahead, it's going to be okay.
Patricia! Patricia! Patricia, no! Stay back.
I'm fulfilling our destiny.
What are you waiting for? How do i know that i can trust you? You don't.
If i live, the city lives.
You can trust me.
Adam.
Let him go.
Easy, boys.
I'm still in this game.
Agghh agghh! Do it.
Agghh do it now.
Do it! Agh! Patricia, you've got to shut him out.
I can't! Yes, you can.
He's in my head, too, but i'm fighting him.
He's in our minds because he loves us.
He gets into your head to make you do things that you don't want to do.
That's not love, that's rape.
Come on, i'm fighting him.
You can, too.
Oh, that certainly feels better.
You don't have to kill all those people.
You don't want that.
He's too strong.
No, he has you and the others thinking he's some kind of god, but he's not.
He's an infection.
Congratulations, adam.
I feel like a new mutant.
And as a reward, i'll kill you last.
No, no! It's all right.
Don't bother.
You won't be killing anybody.
No? You can't be naive enough to think that that you can trust me? No, but you were naive enough to believe that i'd actually allow you to go on killing.
The serum, -it never worked.
no, i saw the results.
You thought you did.
Trust me.
i still feel him inside my head.
He's haunting me.
You know what i'm talking about.
You feel it, too.
Now, patricia.
Do it now.
Think about your friends, patricia.
Don't let them die.
do it, patricia! I'm sorry, gabriel.
All right, now, now, now! Where aggghhh! Brennan, we got her.
It's over.
It must've been hard for you.
We knew how you felt about ashlocke.
Yeah, well, you know, i really did try to help him over the years.
In the end, i just didn't have a choice.
Well, i gotta tell you, it feels pretty good knowing i'm the only one left inside my head.
Huh, well, it may be good for you, but it worries the rest of us, though so, how's patricia? She's in pain.
I think she loved him right 'til the end.
What about the links, adam? What's going to happen to them, now? Well, hopefully, some of them will drift into normal lives.
You know, i'm just afraid that a lot of them are going to be infected by his influence.
Now, there's a lovely thought.
Well, let's not kid ourselves.
I don't think we've seen the end of his legacy, not by a long shot.
Perfect.
I'll take it.
Is this a gift, ma'am? No, it's for me, for my baby.