Mutant X s02e14 Episode Script

Hard Time

You know what? This is the fifth place we've been to.
You ask me, we're not going to find him.
We gotta find him before the cops do, man.
I gotta convince him to turn himself in.
Yeah, i know.
Man, if you're bored, you can go home.
I'm just saying, you know, a guy breaks out of jail, he's gonna want to put some distance behind him.
Not denny, man.
He's gonna go to where he feels safe, you know? This chop-shop we used for years.
Chop-shop? Well, you robbed banks, steal cars, any crimes you didn't commit? Uh, yeah.
I didn't wear docksiders and chinos to prep school every day.
Look, i'm not proud of what we did, okay? At least we didn't hurt anybody.
Tell that to the people you robbed.
No, physically, smart ass.
Geez, denny was huge.
One look at him and they gave us whatever we wanted.
You know, you know this guy so well, what's he doing breaking out of jail six months before he's gonna be paroled? I don't know, man.
He musta had a good reason.
We got history, okay? Denny's a real good friend of mine and i owe him.
Is this the car? Yeah.
Fits the apb description.
Hey, look.
He's got to be here.
I'm going to go find him.
If he sees you, it'll spook him, so just chill out.
All right.
Sure you don't want some backup? No, man.
Denny wouldn't hurt a fly.
Yo, denny.
Agh! Hey, man, i'm with brennan.
I'm with brennan.
Oh ugh! Hey, hey! What are you doing, man? Denny it's me what happened to you? Ugh agh! What the hell are you doing? Finally, somebody's going to give me a good fight before i kill him.
What? We'll finish this later.
hey, you okay? Oh, yeah.
Come on, let's go.
Denny! Denny! Denny! No no! I am adam kane.
I was a pioneer of genetic research, manipulating dna to save human lives.
But in many, their genes unexpectedly mutated.
They developed super-human abilities.
Together with four of the most powerful i fight to protect a world that doesn't even know we exist.
We are mutant x.
Now, see, the denny i saw this morning was a completely different guy.
I mean, he was never a boy scout, but he was never violent.
Well, jail changes people.
What do you know about that? No, adam, there was something totally different.
Did you find the toxicology report? Straight from the medical examiner's office.
You were right.
He was clean for street drugs.
All right, so what do you think's going on? Maybe he was psychotic.
Hey, look, he would've killed both of us.
No, something more to it than that.
You saw him - he was covered in cuts and bruises.
Well, he could've got those in a prison fight, you know, when he tried to escape.
See, that's what i thought until i found this.
All right.
Hillview state penitentiary has had fourteen fatalities in the last six months.
And no one's investigated? Well, the state board of corrections investigated, but, surprise, they found no misconduct.
And you think what? Well, somebody's covering something up.
Twelve of these fourteen fatalities were from severe trauma, like they were beaten to death.
Okay? There's something going on in this place.
And i'm going to find out what it is.
Yeah, okay.
But wait.
The the only way to find out what's going on is from the inside.
Look, i appreciate your determination hey, a friend of mine died today, okay? And and somebody in that prison is responsible.
Okay? Now, either you find a way to get me in there, or or i'm gonna get myself in - the hard way.
That's quite enough, mr.
Just got the word on dennis logan.
He was killed this morning.
Well, i guess that's a sign justice is on our side.
Do you realize the threat he posed in his condition? You worry too much, doctor.
He was able to escape because of what we did to him.
Trust me, the guards will not let that happen again.
Anything else? My work wasn't meant to be used this way.
You can't rehabilitate these animals.
I know.
I've been dealing with them for twenty years.
So what do we do? Just forget these men? These men are getting what they deserve.
While we make money off them.
Well, i'll be glad to cut your profits if that will ease your conscience, doctor.
No, that's not my problem.
I didn't think so.
We put our lives on the line every day by being in the same cages with these animals.
Let's just call it compensation for work no one else wants to do, shall we? Agh agh! Well, thank you for getting this one ready on such short notice.
You must have work to do.
That's quite a workout.
Yeah, i guess i got a little carried away.
You want to talk about it? No, i just i don't know.
I feel responsible for denny's death.
No, you're not.
Jesse told me what happened.
You see, a few years back some guys and i were planning a diamond heist, right? It was going to be worth a hell of a lot of cash.
You know, something came up for me and i hooked denny up with the job.
And then i found out later that it was all a setup and everybody was arrested.
Now, if i hadn't have talked denny into doing it, then he wouldn't have gone to hillview, and he'd still be alive today.
Denny made the choices he made.
No - you can't blame yourself.
Look, adam thinks he found a way to get you and jess into hillview.
Jess? Both of you guys will join the prison population.
And i'm trying to get emma on the prison staff as backup.
No, adam, that's not what we talked about.
I'm going in alone.
No, you're not.
We work as a team.
Adam, he's going to get eaten alive in there.
What are you talking about? You've seen me kick some major ass in my time.
That's exactly the kind of attitude that's gonna get you killed.
Look, i've taken care of myself in much tougher situations than that.
To survive in there, you blend in.
Personally, i don't think you're capable of doing that guys, guys, guys no, no.
Adam, i've been to jail.
I know what to expect.
Hillview scares the hell out of me.
So i'll be there to watch your back.
Jess, you can't be mr.
Molecular in there.
All right, that's true.
You can't use your powers publicly because you'd risk exposing mutant x.
He knows that.
That, and you're from the suburbs, man.
This job's all about the street.
Give me a break.
All right, well, that's why you have to teach him what he needs to know.
Heh come on, adam.
No, no.
There's no no discussion here.
You guys go as a team or you don't go at all.
You know what? We're going in.
We're playing by my rules.
You're not going to know what i'm talking about until we get in there.
It's hell.
You've made your point.
All right.
So, shalimar's going to stay here at sanctuary with me in case the team needs help from the outside.
Emma, you're going to pass yourself off as a graduate student working under a dr.
Nigel rigas.
Okay? So dr.
Rigas is an accomplished behavioural psychiatrist.
He's been at the prison for a little over a year, and that file has some of the papers that he's published.
I want you to read them, i want you to get close to him, i want you to get me anything you can about him.
You guys are going under armed robbery charges.
I've created long rap sheets for both of you.
I want you to become familiar with them.
All right? Now, this is where you're going.
The hillview state penitentiary.
It's a maximum security prison.
A little over nine hundred inmates.
It's the kind of place where the state sends its most dangerous criminals.
Once you're inside you're going to get treated like every other prisoner.
Your comlinks are going to be confiscated like every other piece of jewellery.
You're going to have no contact with the outside world - except through emma.
Come on, guys, get in line.
Come on.
Hurry up.
Now, the warden is a guy named john wallington.
Used to be a reformer until he was almost killed in a prison riot.
Now he knows everything that goes on in his prison.
He runs things with an iron fist.
And above all, remember: Trust no one.
You only have each other in there.
A week ago, a man by the name of dennis logan made a foolish mistake.
Trying to escape justice he broke out of my prison.
He did not succeed.
You cannot escape your sentence, gentlemen.
Justice will always prevail.
Is this guy for real? Ugh! welcome to hillview state penitentiary.
Enjoy your stay.
Nice work.
So you beginning to get the picture, or what? Beware of boys with big sticks.
It's an easy rule to remember.
Yeah, it's the least of your worries.
Pardon me.
Hey, punk, you trying to start something with me? Yo, i'm talking to you, meat.
That's all right.
Sooner or later i'll catch up with you.
You're going to have guys like that trying to break you in here 24/7.
Yeah, i know, i'm supposed to take it.
You're supposed to take it, you're supposed to ignore it, and you walk away.
Don't give'em any reason to stick a shank in your kidney, okay? I got it covered.
Back off.
As i said, miss delauro, i talked with the state people, told them i didn't need a trainee.
Well, it's really not up to us, dr.
The department of corrections assigned me.
Our our hands are tied.
I'll call the doc and deal with that.
Thank you very much for your time.
Look, the truth is, i worked hard for this assignment.
I really admire your work.
I interned at medtech because that's where you started.
I spent very little time there.
They wouldn't fund my research.
Your studies of the effects of cadmium on violent behaviour surpassed everything i saw at dartmouth.
I was way ahead of dartmouth.
That's why i'm here.
The basis of my thesis was your articles on neurotoxicity.
Yes, the foundation of my research.
reverse the negative effects of the toxins and dial down aggressive behaviour.
Of course it's still all theoretical.
I know i could learn so much having you as my mentor.
Um, there are new inmate case files that need processing.
Why don't you start by examining their blood panels and record your findings.
You won't regret this.
Well, that remains to be seen.
So what'd you find out? Well, not much.
Except for the fact that your tattooed buddy over there, his name is terry mcmullen.
Found out he's in for double homicide.
He's the real deal, so stay away from him.
Well, i found out that your buddy, denny, got in a fight with some guy a few weeks back.
Warden sent him off to solitary.
After solitary, nobody saw him again.
All right, keep digging, huh? Hey, where you goin', punk? I got no problem with you, man.
Oh, i think you do.
You and me, we got big problems.
Let's not do this, okay? Why not? Back off.
What are you going to do about it? I said back off! Oh, you're going to pay for that.
Not yet.
Mind if i cut in? All right, break it up! That's enough! Mcmullen, this is the third time we caught you fighting.
You like fightin' so much you're going to get your wish.
Take him to solitary.
I'm gonna kill you! Get him out of here! You keep this up, you're next.
Get this scum out of my sight.
All right, the rest of you break it up.
I mean now.
I'll come back and check up on you.
Adam, i'm in.
I'm not in here to save your ass.
I didn't ask you to.
Ow, i could've taken mcmullen.
I told you to stay away from him.
What was i supposed to do? Okay, what did i tell you? Huh? The people that survive in here are the ones that don't get noticed.
one more move like that and this mission is over.
What the hell are we doing this for, anyway? Just a bunch of low-life criminals.
Hey, you know, that that's exactly why i didn't want you here in the first place.
All right.
I'm going to find emma.
What are you talking there's a bed check in a half hour, jess.
Well, we better know what she found out.
I'll be back.
What are you what are you doing? Where are you going? Jess.
Jesse! Emma? Did you find anything? Well, i found nothing.
I can't get into the computer files.
Security feeds are a dead end.
And rigas's cabinets are just filled with your standard psych meds.
All right.
Now, listen to this.
According to denny logan's autopsy report, his serotonin, his dopamine, his epinephrine levels were through the roof.
Meaning? Meaning that the reason why he was so violent was because somebody was using his own body's chemicals to alter his behaviour.
And who else in here would know how to do that but rigas? Emma.
Still there? Hold on.
Adam, i found a wall safe.
It's full of bottles of some kind of serum.
There's a notebook.
It's all about tests of something called st1277.
Looks like it's some kind of steroid.
A steroid.
I know, that makes sense.
Maybe they're affecting the somatosensory cortex with a steroid.
Okay, you lost me.
Well, the brain regulates its chemistry with neurotransmitters, right? Now, you remember how rigas said that he could dial down somebody's aggression? Yeah.
Well, this stuff would allow them to dial up the aggression.
Yeah, but that doesn't make any sense.
He's spent his whole life researching the opposite effect.
I know, but this would explain the levels of the chemicals that we found in denny that would cause the violence.
Listen, i need you to get me a sample of this stuff back here to the lab as soon as possible.
I'm on my way.
Why? I mean, why would someone want to make dangerous criminals even more dangerous? Well, that's what we're going to find out.
yeah! gentlemen, we have a new champion.
get out of here.
I'm trying to sleep.
Get out of here! Ramirez, pugliese, back to solitary.
Oh, my god.
Nice glasses.
Thank you.
But i assume you didn't come here to check my wardrobe.
I wish.
Found out what's going on in this place.
Mulwray! Man, i told you, i'm trying to sleep.
Go away.
Get up! What's your problem, man? Warden wants to see you.
Try pushing again aw, there was a bunch of high rollers watching the whole thing.
Lots of cash changing hands.
Adam, it's it's like a human dog fight.
Well, that explains all the bruises and cuts on denny and the other dead inmates.
Well, they take these inmates and they "amp" them up, throw them into the ring and let 'em fight to the death.
And the wardens, the guards, that rigas, they're all in on it.
They're making a fortune.
there's a prisoner missing from cell 13a.
They're on to me.
Adam, we'll get back to you.
I'm going to phase back and grab brennan.
No, you won't make it back during this.
We can just wait here.
No we can't.
Well, it's about time you got here.
I've been waiting for you to escort this prisoner back to his cell for almost two hours now.
Is this the missing prisoner? Yes.
Ma'am, i apologize.
Get up.
Get him out of here.
Why didn't you report that this prisoner hadn't been returned his cell? I'm so sorry.
You're right.
I i just got carried away.
I'm just so anxious for you to get the data you need.
You are done for the day.
Why don't you go home and get some rest? Move inside.
Where is he? Hey, where is he?! Solitary.
I'm dr.
How are you feeling this morning? Fine, if you answer some questions for me.
These other stiffs won't tell me anything.
Now, try to relax.
What the hell is going on? It'll all be over in a second.
What is that? Get off me.
Agh agh agh! Brennan? Oh, my god.
Looks like we have a fitting adversary for mr.
Mcmullen at tomorrow's bout.
This was the last one.
I won't be a part of this any more.
You're a failure, doctor.
No one on the outside will allow you to continue.
I won't sentence another man to death.
This last one was in for robbery.
He doesn't deserve to die.
Clear your conscience.
They're all the same.
But, if that doesn't help you sleep well at night, here's your cut of tonight's fight.
You can't leave, rigas there's nowhere for you to go.
Adam, they've done something to brennan.
I've gotta get them out of there.
No, wait.
I i'm still trying to figure out what kind of effect that rigas's serum is going to have on brennan.
We don't have time to wait around and find out.
No, but i do know that without some sort of neutralizing compound, we're not going to be able to control him.
Wait - emma, when's the next fight? Jesse said tomorrow night.
Okay, there that buys us some time.
I'm already working on formulating a neutralizer.
Now, i want you to find jesse.
I want you to tell him to stay away from brennan.
All right? Now, come on.
I need your help.
Okay, you're right.
I should've kept my cool.
I'm sorry.
You shouldn't have come in here.
Yeah, i know.
I'll get you out of here, and adam'll fix you up.
What are you doing? Making sure you never screw up again.
I knew you wouldn't be able to handle it! Ow ow! I'm sick and tired of having to watch your back! Brennan, what! So much weaker after you use your powers.
I'll be so glad when i don't have to look at your pathetic face any more.
You're dead, jess, do you hear me? Ugh agh! You're dead.
You hear me, jess? You're dead! You're dead! Agh! I'll be okay from here.
Thank you.
You found brennan.
It's too late.
They've injected him.
I know.
Emma, he tried to kill me.
Look, i took the steroid over to adam last night.
He's working on some kind of antidote.
A a neutralizer.
What if it's not ready by tonight? What if it doesn't work? If he gets in the room with mcmullen he could die.
Adam said to just sit tight.
I've got to stop the fight.
I'll take mcmullen's place.
Jesse, that is crazy.
Brennan is going to do everything he can to try and kill you.
That's a chance i have to take.
I got him into this.
I'm getting him out.
Ma'am, you have to leave.
I need more time with the prisoner.
No, you don't.
I got nothing else to say to you.
What time is it?! I want to know what time it is! Time for me to set a few things straight.
How'd you get in here? It's not important.
What is important is i'm going to finish what you started in the yard.
You want to die? Agh! what are you? I'm somebody you shouldn't have messed with.
Agh! Your fighting days are over.
How the hell'd you get here? What the hell did you do to him? He's an impressive fighter.
A long list of felonies.
He and last night's winner have a bit of a history.
Should make tonight's death match quite interesting.
These gentlemen have paid a small fortune to watch you compete, mr.
I trust you won't disappoint them.
Why don't you come in here so i can give them a preview, warden, huh? Come on in, warden.
let's go, gentlemen.
Warden! Yes? We need to talk.
Gentlemen, if you'll excuse me, i'll be right with you.
What is it? Mcmullen's out.
What do you mean "mcmullen's out"? He was knocked unconscious by another prisoner.
No idea how he got in there.
But he completely destroyed mcmullen.
What's his name? Jesse kilmartin.
And i want him.
I want him.
He's already being prepped.
Let's go.
What are you doing? What are you doing? What are you no! No! Not oh oh agh agh! Okay.
So far, so good.
I was able to substitute a harmless fluid for rigas's serum, but jesse's still a long way from being safe.
Well, we're just going to have to hope that he can hold his own until we can help him out.
How close are you from finding the neutralizing agent? Well, not as close as i want to be.
I can't get it to stabilize.
We'll get it to you as soon as we can, emma.
Yeah, well, jesse's in solitary.
I'm not going to be able to get to him any more.
All right, then, emma, we're going to have to slip it to him during the fight.
And you have to find a way to get us in.
I'll see what i can do.
Damn it.
Who are you? Dr.
Rigas, i was cut the act.
I'm going to call security.
I know you didn't want your research to come to this.
I can sense it.
My research wasn't marketable enough.
When the warden offered me another option, i took it.
But you don't want to do it anymore.
And i can help you.
It's too late for that.
On your computer there's a list of people invited to the fight.
I need to get my friends on that list.
The names are adam kane and shalimar fox.
Well, thank you very much for your help.
But i'm afraid you're going to have to sit this round out.
Welcome one and all! Behold! not since cain and abel has there been such a battle.
Friend on friend.
Brother on brother.
One will live.
One will die.
Place your bets.
Guess who decided to show up? Ladies and gentlemen, let the fight begin! what the hell was that? I don't know.
No one gave him a weapon.
It must've been the byproduct of rigas's treatment.
Come on, get him.
Look at this.
They're going wild.
They going to bring the house down.
Agh! agh! Yeah! Get up! Get up! Go mass.
Come on, jess.
Go mass! Come on! Come on! Should've massed.
Get up! Jesse! Get up! Get down here and fight! Agh! what do you mean he dropped it? He's got it.
Agh! You can't phase if you can't breathe, right, jesse? Goodbye.
Agh! Get down, see what's going on.
You shal! Shal! Emma, come on! You okay? Oh, man, i got a wicked headache.
Come on.
You boys just made parole.
Let's go.
Well, i just did a full analysis of brennan.
He's fine.
he's he's perfect.
Well, i'm glad we're not going to be living with a psychopath.
Speaking of psychopaths, wallington and rigas have been arrested by the feds.
And the fbi is calling this the biggest corruption and homicide bust in state history.
Looks like they're going to get a taste of prison life from the other side.
Yeah, couldn't have happened to nicer guys.
Look, man, i'm glad you're here.
Just want to say sorry, huh? I don't even know if i'd be here if it wasn't for you.
All right.
Wait, man, you okay? How much do you remember from when you were amped up? Not much.
Everything's all hazy, like when you wake up from a dream.
Because you said some things.
I don't remember saying anything.
I'll tell you what i do remember, though, man, you put up a hell of a fight.
You can definitely hold your own in any situation, and, well, i'm sorry, and i want to apologize for giving you all that attitude before.
Nah, no, you're not.
What? Not sorry.
You gotta give me a hard time.
It's your job.
Yeah, weli and i forgive you.
Thanks, man.
Thanks for bringing me back, huh? Forget about it.
I look out for my friends.
That's a good thing.