Mutant X s02e22 Episode Script

Lest He Become

Alright, just stay cool, all right? As far as these guys know, the deal's going down exactly as they expect it to.
Wish i knew what they expected.
hey, shal, you getting all this? In living colour.
Okay, the sign at the end of the alley is the one you're looking for.
Where's haines? Couldn't make it.
Couldn't make it, or afraid that we'd doublecross him? You wanted to buy some information.
We've got that information.
Deal with it.
Let's see what you got.
Not so fast.
See, now that we've come this far i want to know why you want these medical records.
Now, why would you be interested? Well, you see, these must be pretty special people.
I'm figuring there's more to it than the doc let on we should get a piece of the action.
The only thing you can hope to get a piece of is getting out of here alive.
Well, maybe i should ask that question again.
These guys are full of surprises.
Guess what? So are we.
I don't think that's gonna work with me.
Doesn't have to.
See, when they made me they wired my pain centres 24/7.
It's a whole new relationship with hurts.
Who are you? We're the guys that are gonna kill you.
I don't think so.
There's nothing here.
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.
We should've taken them, shal.
Were you unconscious when he was beating the crap out of the rest of us? They took us by surprise.
Brennan's right.
If we'd been prepared, we could look, if you two are through with your macho posturing, then let's just think about this for a minute, okay? These were not just mutants.
They were mutants with powers that we have never seen before.
Brennan, let me see the flex cam.
Good, thanks.
It's pretty wild.
See, the guy with the telekinetic punch i mean, that's similar to some of the other brain-based stuff we've seen, but but the guy who ties people into his pain centres, i mean, that's a whole other deal.
I agree.
He said that when they made him they wired him with his pain centres permanently on, adam.
That's just freakin' sick.
But who knows how to do that? All right, look.
Obviously, i was not the only scientist out there dealing with genetic research.
We got somebody out there playing around, trying to crack the genetic code.
If he succeeds, then, you know, dealing with these made-to-order mutants will be the least of our problems.
What are you saying? I'm saying he could create a super-plague.
He could send a genetic ripple through an entire population as easy as choosing flavours of an ice cream.
Richard, where are you? What have you done to me? What do you mean? They're looking for me.
Who's looking for you? The guys the guys who want the name of the patients from the genetic records.
They've already been to the hospital, adam.
The duty nurse said she didn't know where i was and and one of them hit her with something broke her ribs.
I thought you said you would take care of everything.
I will take care of everything, richard, but i want you to sit still.
I'm going to send my team over, asap.
No, no, no.
I'm not putting myself any more at risk.
I don't know what's going on here.
I i have the information with me, adam, and i'm going to go to the police.
Let them take care of this.
Richard! Richard i want you to calm down.
I do not want you to go the police.
They will not be able to protect you.
You do not know who you're dealing with.
I'll have to take that chance.
Did you get a location? Yeah.
Derry and 15th.
All right.
Derry and 15th.
Shalimar, brennan, you go over there asap.
You convince him we're his only hope.
What if he won't go with us? I don't know you kidnap him if you have to.
Hurry, hurry.
Wha what are you doing here? We could ask you the same thing.
Responsible guy like yourself playing hooky from work.
I don't have time.
I i gotta go.
Don't think so, doc.
You see, you were supposed to deliver up some information.
And instead, you've tried to screw us.
Look, guys, it wasn't me, all right? It wasn't me.
I swear.
I doc, all is forgiven.
We just want the information.
And you will give it to us.
Because i can be a real pain i got a bad feeling about this, shal.
You saw adam's face when you asked him who was behind it.
He knows something.
Yeah, well, maybe he's still trying to figure it out.
More like adam not telling you you're on fire until you see the flames.
You know, what? I don't want to get into your issues with adam, okay? Look, if somebody's messing around with human genetics at this level, there can't be more than a handful of people that could do it.
He knows every one of 'em.
Yeah, and he'll tell us when he figures it out.
Well, as usual, he'll tell us when he feels like it.
Shal, you're way too supportive.
I hope he deserves it.
Hey, slow down.
Coming up on haines's position.
Cell signal's coming from that grey car.
All right, i'm taking her down.
Be ready in case he tries to make a break for it.
You know what? This stinks.
What's he doing still sitting here? Doctor haines? Hey.
Oh, god.
Adam, we found haines.
He's dead.
Cause of death? There's no visual signs.
My guess is someone overloaded his pain centres.
All right then, we have to assume that the killers are in possession of haines's records.
Look, there's gotta be another way to get our hands on that information.
I'll access the hospital's file server.
Hey, adam, there's a security camera beside 78 derry.
Can jesse hack into it? I'm already on it.
I've got the camera.
I'm just accessing the video files.
Check it out.
That's our guys getting into his car.
Fast forward.
And there they are leaving his car with his briefcase.
See if you can zoom in, see if you can read the plate.
Increase the resolution.
Here it is.
All right, now feed that into the dmv database, see if we can find out who owns this car.
I'm on it.
Just waiting.
Car doesn't belong to an individual.
It belongs to a corporation.
Something called naxcon corp.
What? - You know those guys? Naxcon's my father's company.
You know, my father might be a class-a creep but he's not a killer.
Relax, shal, okay? There could be a lot of explanations.
Maybe somebody stole the car.
Come on, these guys are driving a car owned by my father's company.
It can't just be a coincidence.
I agree.
There's gotta be a connection.
Shalimar, what do you know about your dad's company? Not much.
I mean, he took me to the office a few times.
But he was always trying not to let other people meet me because he was so embarrassed.
When shalimar first joined mutant x i did some research.
Now, back then, naxcon was a low-level chemical company.
Well, it doesn't seem like the kind of place to be into cutting-edge genetics, does it? He hated genetic research.
I mean, that's what caused my mutation.
Everything that made me different.
People change, shal.
Well, not my father.
He was all about appearances.
You know, whatever society thought was normal.
And those guys we fought tonight, they made him sick.
The guys who killed haines were after the names of specific people whose dna must be needed to crack the genetic code, right? Now these people must be in serious danger.
We need to find them.
We need to protect them.
But the root of the problem is in your father's company.
So, shalimar, you have to go in.
You have to find out what it is.
okay, hold on.
You don't actually think i'm going to go in there.
You're the best chance of getting past security.
Yeah, and i have the best chance of killing him if i got my hands on him, too.
Shal, he's right.
Oh, yeah? Huh.
Well, let me tell you a little story.
For a kid, ten years old.
Different from her friends.
Different from her parents.
Stronger, faster, and a whole lot wilder.
And because those parents didn't see her fitting in, instead of loving her for what she was, they threw her into a psychiatric institution.
Can you imagine being ten years old and scared out of your mind in a place like that? And they pumped me full of enough thorazine to put ten kids under, but it didn't work on me.
So when they found out they couldn't sedate me, they turned to beatings, to keep me down.
Three or four grown men laying into a little kid.
Your parents must've known something was wrong, shal.
My father knew.
He told them to keep it up.
Whatever it took to make me normal.
But what they didn't know was that my powers were still growing.
And then one night, when the orderlies came for me i was ready.
I showed them what it was like to be really scared.
That's the night i ran.
So when you're asking me to reconnect with my loving father, that's what i'd be going back to.
Adam, until you came and found me i didn't have a father.
Please don't make me do this.
Shalimar, your father, or someone working with your father, is playing with secrets that could destroy the world as we know it.
We have to find a way in.
Naxcon industries.
I'm calling for nicholas fox.
Can i ask who's calling? Tell him it's his daughter.
One moment, please.
Shalimar? Yeah, it's me.
Baby, you don't know how long how long i've hoped to hear your voice.
Well, i've been thinking about you, too.
I wanted to see you.
Of course.
Tell me where you are.
I'll come to you.
No, i i'll come to you.
How's 2:00? I'll clear my schedule.
Shalimar? You don't know how much this means to me.
Look, i'll see you a little bit later, okay? Okay.
Hey, what you're doing is brave.
Masochistic or stupid might be more to the point.
Families are supposed to love each other.
The only thing any of us ever felt was bitterness and hate.
Not much like your typical tv sitcom family, huh? More like a real family.
Nobody's family's perfect.
Look, i'm not making excuses for the guy, okay? But people change.
And maybe he is interested in making things right.
Yeah, well, if that were the case, he would've already stopped breathing.
Ready to go, shal? Yeah, i will be soon.
This place is amazing.
Last place was nothing like this.
Just a few offices and a couple of labs.
Yeah? Your dad has been a busy boy.
It's up to you to figure out what nasty things he's been doing to make all this happen, shal.
You getting all this? Crystal clear.
Shalimar fox.
Here to see nicholas fox.
Okay, we have cameras above the door and entry to the secure area, we've got motion detectors in the ceiling.
This is cutting edge stuff, shal, and they're not fooling around.
- Can you get through it? Yeah, i can get through anything.
It's just going to take a little planning.
Shalimar? I can hardly believe it.
I look different out of a straitjacket, don't i? Easy.
I'm sorry.
That just came out.
I deserve that, and anything else you can throw at me.
After what they did to you.
What i did to you.
Well, that was then, huh? Why don't you come inside? I'll show you around.
Thank you.
One of the changes that comes with growth.
Without one of these, you'd have half a dozen guards on you before you knew it.
Welcome to naxcon.
You look good.
So do you.
My god, i've missed you becoming a woman.
So, tell me how you are, what you're doing.
I'm fine.
Have a job in a clothing store.
A few friends.
Life's pretty boring.
I'm happy for you.
Boring is good.
The way you were before got through it.
Of course you did.
You've grown into a beautiful woman.
Why did it take you so long to call me? Well, i don't know if you remember the last time we saw each other you threw me into an asylum.
Guess i wasn't racing to get back to that.
And why now? Guess i got past some stuff.
Want to see how you and mom were doing.
Your mother and i split up a couple of years after you left.
She moved west.
I think she always blamed me for what happened to you.
Adam kane took a lot from me.
So what about this place? This is nothing like i remember it.
I've come a long way, huh? Anything? I've broken into haines's private computer.
Once i've reconstructed the search i can confirm the names of the people that the killers are looking for.
Confirm? So you have some idea who they're looking for? No.
I didn't mean confirm.
Are you okay? Yeah.
I'm okay.
I'm just you know, want to find the people before the killers do.
What do you want me to do? Pretend that i believe you? I want you to stay out of my head.
You're not invited.
Jesse, i want you to patch me into shalimar's feed from naxcon.
Comin' at you.
We've developed the broadest range of supplements in the industry.
Surprised you haven't moved into genetic research.
You know, modified grains, that sort of thing.
That's a science that betrayed me once.
I have no interest in giving it another chance.
What's in there? Oh, the labs where we do our most cutting edge r&d.
I'd show you around, but they have some sensitive tests set up.
Sounds mysterious.
Shalimar, whatever we're looking for is behind that door.
What's in there? They're protected with more security systems than the rest of the place put together.
Our competitors are always trying to get an early look.
Let's go back to my office and we'll talk.
I still want to know more about you.
Told you knowing you work in a clothing store doesn't tell me anything.
I want to know what you do with your spare time.
What you like, what you care about.
I don't know.
I like exercise.
I like being outside.
I'm not crazy about being cooped up in a place like this.
And how do you feel? You mean am i still different? Yeah.
But you're okay? I mean, after what that bastard did to you? Who? The doctor from genomex.
Adam kane.
You were too young to understand, but i found out a lot of things about him afterwards.
What are you talking about? It's not important now.
Now, he's water under the bridge.
What's important is we're together again.
You and me.
I've got so much more to show you.
You know what, i should go.
Shalimar i don't want this to end.
I think it might be a little too late for cheery family dinners and opening presents around the tree.
Not too late.
Not if we don't want it to be.
You know what? Let's not rush this, okay? I'll see you.
Well? It was good.
It happened exactly the way you said it would.
So just continue on as we planned, nicholas and you'll have your daughter back.
Both of us will have everything we want.
We're talking about a security system that'd make the pentagon look like an open house.
Besides the motion detectors and full spectrum scanners, the elevator doors which give access to the secure area are tricked out with a retinal scan.
So a fly couldn't sneak in there.
Well, could if he had the right accessories.
The whole system is controlled by security cards.
I figured that shalimar's dad had the highest security rating, so i recorded the coded transmissions from his card.
So all we have to do is transfer that onto a new card.
I got two cards already mocked up and ready to be coded.
Now, as for the retinal scan, i made a scan of shalimar's dad's eye.
All i got to do is make a holographic image of it and we should be home free.
Yeah, well, except then you gotta get in there, then you gotta tap into their information system.
Shalimar and i could be in there within an hour.
No way.
Shalimar, you're the only one who's been in the building.
Look, i told you guys before - i don't think my father's involved.
Shalimar, it's a hell of a time to develop a set of family values.
Do you know what, jess? Why don't you pour yourself a big glass of "shut the hell up"? All right, you two guys relax.
Shalimar, all you have to do is guide.
Jesse'll take it from there.
Adam, i got the information back of the names on haines's database.
And? There was two.
Christopher darnell and a woman named elizabeth burton.
That's it? I uploaded the information onto the main computer.
All right.
You two go find them.
It's imperative that we get to them before the other guys do.
You know, there was another name on that list.
So what the hell is your name doing on a list of people needed by somebody manufacturing mutants? My name's on a lot of lists.
That's not the right answer, adam.
That's the only answer available right now.
Hey, shal.
Shal, what's going on? Talk to me.
I don't know.
I've hated him for so long, and then i see him again, and it feels like none of that bad stuff ever happened.
Well, we look at things different when we get older.
You know what? It's more than that.
Okay, my father said something about adam carrying out some kind of plan.
Plan? Come on, we saw the way he's acting.
He's hiding something.
No he was as shocked as the rest of us.
I don't know anything any more.
Oh, okay, shal, listen to me.
If your father is not involved in this, we will make sure nothing happens to him, okay? Okay.
Look, i gotta go to the helix.
And we'll talk when i get back.
Dammit, we have to change course.
Why? I tried to contact the first guy on the list - darnell.
Yeah? He disappeared.
That means our friends got to him first.
All right, listen, feed me the coordinates for the next name on the list.
We need to get there before them.
All right.
Listen, emma, did you get any kind of a strange hit off adam back there? Look, if i sense something from someone, it's like a priest hearing a confession.
I can't talk about it.
All right.
Emma, he's it's good to have morals, but you need to know when to cut him loose.
Brennan, i'm really worried about shalimar.
Oh, so her you can talk about.
Look, she's going through what all of us have gone through.
Adam is is more of a father to me than my own father was.
All of you guys are my family.
But sometimes i wish that that my mom had done the right thing.
You know? That she had been there to worry about me, instead of going off on whatever new age kick was popular at the time.
But, i mean, sometimes i still think about looking her up.
So why haven't you? Because when you can see into someone's soul, you don't have the same illusions that other people do.
You want to believe that people can change, but they don't.
Shalimar has to realize that.
If these things work the way they're supposed to we should have free run of the place.
Here goes nuthin'.
Ready to see what this is all about? Let's do it.
No! No! No! No, let me go! Hold her still.
This is it.
Let me go.
Let's go.
Hey hey! I was hoping i'd run into you creeps again.
What are you doing? Picking on a girl? Why don't you try someone your own size? What? Didn't you learn the last time? You look about my size.
I don't think you want to do this.
Nowhere to run? Guess not.
He's dead.
I've got what we need.
Let's move.
Em, did you have to kill him? I didn't even hit him that hard.
- Can you believe this? Welcome to the secure area.
You still want to believe this is all about harmless experiments? Huh? Oh, my god.
What are they doing here? This is it.
Just a few minutes, i'll have the whole hard drive.
Fox's security signature can't be coming from two places at once.
Maybe it's a ghost signal.
He's not supposed to be here at all, you idiot.
Contact security.
Get a confirmation on this.
(whispered) that's eckhart.
(whispered) what the hell's he doing here? (whispered) i've no idea.
I want the lower labs scanned with a fine tooth comb, and if anyone has been here (whispered) shalimar, don't.
(whispered) i can take care of him right now.
(whispered) we're taking this back to adam.
Come on.
Get him.
They couldn't have gone through walls.
Oh, yes, they could.
When the others return, send them to me.
We have to prepare for guests.
Okay, adam, we've been patient.
I want to know what the hell eckhart's doing at my father's company.
He's tricked your father into providing him with the resources that he needs to support his new project.
Which is? Well, according to the material on these hard drives, eckhart is on the verge of controlling the keys to life.
What he plans to do with it, of course, we'll have to ask him in person.
Okay, if he's so close to having his hands on such big secrets, why are his mutants so messed up? The guy who died in the flower shop had the metabolism of an eighty-year-old, adam.
Eckhart is attempting to do selective mutation from a specific blueprint.
But he doesn't have the required dna to perfect the process.
The samples that he's collecting will allow him to do that.
How do you know all this? That's not important how i know it.
What's important is if we can get in there, we get him.
We shut his operation down as quickly as possible.
So i want to ready the helix for immediate takeoff and then you four are going in.
Whoa emma, what are you doing? You were right, brennan.
There's a point where you have to go past your usual moral code.
Now i've understood what's been going on for a long time.
And i think the rest of you deserve to know, too.
Emma, stop it.
I could make you talk, adam, but you're going to do it yourself.
So tell them about that third name on the list.
Tell them what it all means.
All right, so you want to know how eckhart got the blueprint for making mutants? He got it from me.
What? After i realized the genetic mutations that my therapies were causing, i stopped using them to treat people, but i couldn't just throw that information away, so i gathered specific genetic samples, including my own dna, and i experimented on selected mutations, in secret.
Yours was the third name on the list? He needs our dna to complete my work.
He wants to re-create it.
That's what my dad was trying to tell me.
You're no better than eckhart.
I was on the verge of cracking the genetic code.
The possibilities for humanity they were limitless.
So you were just in it for the knowledge? Well, it must be hard going back to being plain old adam kane after playing god for so long.
All right, look, i knew nobody should have this information.
It was too dangerous for anyone to have, so what did i do? I stopped my experiments.
I encrypted my information.
I took it out of genomex as quickly as i could.
You can't hide anything from eckhart.
You should know that.
For all we know, you wanted him to have it.
What does that mean? I don't know.
Okay? All i know is we're having a hard time believing anything that's coming out of your mouth right now.
Wait wait.
Where you going? To naxcon.
I'm going to get my father away from eckhart before he gets in too deep.
Shalimar, it's too late for that.
I spent all these years hating him, thinking you were my family.
And not it turns out he may be the only one telling me the truth.
I'm here to see my father.
Shalimar fox is here to see her father.
Listen, i'm not sure if you're doing the right thing here, okay? I you know, maybe there is no right thing.
But just keep your eyes open.
I thought i had my eyes open.
I was looking right at adam and i didn't see him at all.
Yeah, i know.
All i'm saying is just make sure.
You know, before you go putting your faith in someone else thanks.
I can always count on you, can't i? Always.
Uh, okay we know where we're going.
Why'd you do it? Why'd you get involved with eckhart? Shalimar, i did it for you.
You did this to build up your company.
You didn't do this for me.
Eckhart came to me.
Yes, he offered me money for my business.
But he offered me the chance to get you back.
What? The way you were, before adam kane changed you.
He's working on a cure.
There is no cure.
It's not a disease.
I am what i am and i like what i am.
Can't you understand that? And i would've liked myself a whole lot sooner if i thought for one moment that you and mom liked me, too.
But we loved you.
Do you know what it was like? Watching the pain you were in? Losing control of your anger, your fear.
What did you want me to feel, shalimar? You were supposed to treat me like a daughter, not like some kind of freak.
You know this man that you put your trust in is a murderer? Do you know that he's killed hundreds of people? He said you would say that.
It's for the best, shalimar.
You'll see.
Adam has them so turned around they don't know who their real friends are.
Hello, shalimar.
It appears we're all together again.
I told you, nicholas.
You're going to have your daughter back.
Why the hell haven't they called in? Because their comlinks have gone dead, adam.
Because eckhart knew that they'd be coming.
Adam, there's a call coming in from naxcon.
Patch it through.
Hello, adam.
Have you missed me? You're looking more like your old self, mason.
Feeling like a million bucks.
It's amazing what a new hair style can do for one.
What have you done with brennan and shalimar? I'm afraid you'll have to come and see for yourself.
And, adam, time is of the essence.
Where do you think you're going? Well, you ought to know.
You seem to know everything else.
Look, adam, i didn't want it to happen this way.
None of us did.
Well, wait, what are you doing? Your dna is the last piece that eckhart needs to control mutation.
Are you just going to deliver that up to him? I'm not going to let brennan and shalimar suffer for my mistakes.
After he gets what he wants he will kill you.
I didn't say i was going in unprepared.
I have a plan.
So do you want to fill us in? What do you mean, "us"? Yeah, "us".
It took me twenty-eight years to find someone to believe in, adam.
I'm not just going to throw that away.
Let's do this.
I'm adam kane.
I know who you are.
Are you sure this is the right thing to do? It's our only chance.
Adam, it's been a long time.
Of course, being in the pod made it seem even longer.
How'd you get out? You don't think i'd devise a trap without a back door for me to wriggle out.
Six months in, any pod that i hadn't coded the locks on was automatically reopened.
I was hoping you'd have used some of that time to think about all the damage that you've done.
As sanctimonious as ever.
Actually, i did use my time for thinking.
I thought a lot about you, and what i planned to do when i got out.
How long have you had my files? I had the files as soon as you saved them.
But it took my people until just a few months ago to break the encryption.
You always were the best.
And now your brilliance and your dna will change the world in a way you never had the courage to.
It was about the fact there are some things that people shouldn't try to control.
Adam, i thought you'd understood.
Destroying disease, creating a race of perfect humans, turning on genes to make people live forever.
These are dreams that people like you live for.
Thanks to your research and your dna i'll be the father to a whole new race.
What's going on? That's not the agreement.
You can't do it.
I won't let you.
I'll keep my end of the bargain.
Your daughter will be returned to you cured, as soon as i get what i want.
What about your friends here? What have you given them besides a lot of pain? All he's given you is a life that's going to end very soon.
What is he talking about? Why do you think he needs my dna? He needs it to perfect the process of mutation, because you're just rough drafts.
I mean, that's why your friend died, and that's why you're going to die.
What? You forgot to tell them this, eckhart? That's enough.
I need the samples.
Take him.
I don't think so.
This is an electromagnetic pulse generator.
It's strong enough to fry every piece of electronic equipment in this building.
Really, adam.
It showed up on the sensors the moment you walked through the front door.
And that's when it was rendered unworkable.
When are you going to learn that i really am a step ahead.
Take him.
Lady, you're about to have the worst day of your life.
I don't think so.
Come on.
It's hard to share pain that you don't feel, isn't it? You idiot.
What did you do? I opened up the steam valves.
I released the pressure.
It's all about to go up.
You always have to screw things up, don't you adam? Get out! How much time do we have? About a minute, maybe less.
Is there another way out of here? That way.
Brennan, hit that! All right! Great! Let's go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Go! Let's go! Which way?! Go right! We're on our way! Hang on! Emma! Hang on! All right! Brennan! Emma! Hang on!