Mutant X s03e06 Episode Script

Shadows of Darkness

BRENNAN, HOLD UP! WHY'D YOU RUN OUT OF THERE LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL? SOMEONE CALLED ME.
THEY NEED MY HELP.
WHO? DR.
PALANCE, AN OLD PSYCHIATRIST FRIEND OF MINE.
WOW.
I'M IMPRESSED.
I THINK IT'S HIGH TIME YOU STARTED TO DEAL WITH YOUR INADEQUACIES.
VERY FUNNY.
IT WAS BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL.
I HAD A CHOICE BETWEEN JUVY OR COURT-APPOINTED THERAPY.
DR.
PALANCE WAS THE FIRST PERSON I TOLD ABOUT MY MUTANT ABILITY.
HE'S THE HEAD OF THE PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT AT ST.
PASTOR'S.
WHAT WHAT? ST.
PASTOR'S? SOMEONE I KNOW SPENT SOME TIME THERE.
WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? ABOUT FIFTEEN YEARS AGO THERE WAS A FIRE.
WIPED OUT THE ENTIRE PSYCH WARD, KILLED EIGHT PEOPLE - MOSTLY CHILDREN.
NOW, SINCE THEN, THERE'S BEEN TALK THAT THE PLACE WAS HAUNTED.
NOW IT'S BEEN VACANT UNTIL NOW, BUT SINCE IT'S REOPENED THERE'S BEEN REPORTS OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
YOU KNOW, BIZARRE STUFF THAT DEFIES EXPLANATION.
I'M GOING WITH YOU.
I DIDN'T KNOW YOU BELIEVE IN GHOSTS.
I DON'T.
THEN WHY YOU SO ANXIOUS TO TAG ALONG? LET'S JUST CALL IT RESEARCH.
FINE.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT.
YEAH.
* HUSH, LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD * * IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD WON'T SING * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING * * IF THAT DIAMOND RING TURNS BRASS * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A LOOKING GLASS * OH, NO GET AWAY! * IF THAT HORSE AND CART BREAK DOWN * * YOU'LL STILL BE THE SWEETEST LITTLE BABY IN TOWN * IT'S JUST THAT EVER SINCE YOU GOT THAT CALL, YOU'VE BEEN A LITTLE EDGY.
WELL, DR.
PALANCE ISN'T THE KIND OF GUY TO RING THE PANIC BELL EASILY.
I MEAN, YOU SHOULD'VE HEARD HIM.
HE SOUNDED REALLY SCARED.
I TOLD YOU TO LEAVE.
THIS PLACE IS MINE! SCIENTIST ADAM KANE WAS A PIONEER OF GENETIC RESEARCH, MANIPULATING DNA TO SAVE HUMAN LIVES.
BUT IN MANY, THEIR GENES UNEXPECTEDLY MUTATED AND THEY DEVELOPED SUPERHUMAN ABILITIES.
* * TOGETHER, FOUR OF THE MOST POWERFUL FIGHT TO PROTECT A WORLD THAT DOESN'T EVEN KNOW THEY EXIST.
THEY ARE MUTANT X.
I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHO ELSE TO TURN TO.
I UNDERSTAND.
LOOK, I'M GLAD YOU CALLED ME.
HM.
GUESS OUR TIMING COULDN'T BE BETTER, HUH? YOU KNOW, IT'S KIND OF A BRUTAL WAY FOR A PATIENT TO COMMIT SUICIDE, THOUGH, ISN'T IT? IT WASN'T A PATIENT.
IT WAS AN ORDERLY.
AND AS FAR AS I KNOW, HE HAD NO HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
DID ANYONE SEE WHAT HAPPENED? I DID.
I WAS MOPPING THE HALLS WHEN HE RAN PAST ME.
HE LOOKED REALLY OUT OF IT.
HOW DO YOU MEAN? TERRIFIED.
IT WAS LIKE HE WAS RUNNING FROM SOMETHING, BUT NOTHING WAS THERE.
WELL, DID YOU TRY AND STOP HIM OR CALL FOR HELP? NO, IT HAPPENED SO FAST.
BAD THINGS HAPPENED AT THIS PLACE A LONG TIME AGO.
HORRIBLE, UNSPEAKABLE THINGS.
I SHOULD GET BACK TO WORK.
DR.
PALANCE, THE POLICE NEED A STATEMENT.
AH, DR.
WILLETT, THESE ARE INVESTIGATORS FROM THE STATE BOARD, BRENNAN MULWRAY AND LEXA PIERCE.
DR.
WILLETT IS HEAD OF OUR ADMINISTRATION.
NO ONE'S MORE SURPRISED ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY THAN I AM.
YEAH, AND WE WERE TOLD HE HAD NO HISTORY OF MENTAL ILLNESS.
THAT'S NOT UNCOMMON.
OFTEN SUICIDAL TENDENCIES ARE HARD TO PREDICT.
WOULDN'T YOU AGREE, DR.
PALANCE? WELL, HOWEVER I CAN HELP YOU IN YOUR INVESTIGATION, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
SHE'S WOUND A LITTLE TIGHT.
EVER SINCE THE HOSPITAL REOPENED SHE'S BEEN TRYING TO DISTANCE HERSELF FROM THE NEGATIVE PUBLICITY.
WHAT NEGATIVE PUBLICITY? THAT ST.
PASTOR'S IS CURSED.
SO MANY CHILDREN'S LIVES WERE LOST IN THE FIRE THAT PEOPLE BEGAN TO PROCLAIM THAT THE PLACE WAS HAUNTED.
AND I TAKE IT YOU AGREE.
WELL, LET ME SHOW YOU SOMETHING.
MAYBE IT'S JUST SOME NEIGHBOURHOOD KIDS PLAYING A PRANK.
NO, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME IT'S HAPPENED.
IT STARTED THE DAY THE HOSPITAL REOPENED.
BUT NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE PAINT OVER IT, THE WORDS ALWAYS BLEED THROUGH.
WELL, EVER THINK OF HANGING A PICTURE? FOR SOME REASON THIS IS WHERE MOST PEOPLE CLAIM TO SEE THE STRANGEST ACTIVITY.
THE CLEANING CREW SWEARS THE PLACE IS INFESTED WITH COCKROACHES.
WE'VE HAD EXTERMINATORS COMB THROUGH THE BUILDING BUT NEVER FOUND A THING.
WHO'S ROOM WAS THIS BEFORE THE FIRE? WELL, IT'S ALL PART OF THE CHILDREN'S PSYCH WARD.
IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME.
MAYBE IT'S A MESSAGE FROM A PATIENT'S HEALTH INSURER.
YOU KNOW, MAYBE YOU CAN RESERVE JUDGEMENT UNTIL AFTER WE'VE HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AROUND.
WELL, I CAN CERTAINLY TRY.
HEY, JESS.
WHOA! YO, WHAZZUP? DO ME A FAVOUR.
CAN YOU START DIGGING UP EVERYTHING YOU CAN ON THE FIRE AT ST.
PASTOR'S? SURE.
WHAT'S THAT ALL ABOUT? I DON'T KNOW.
JUST LET ME KNOW WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU FIND OUT, HUH? FACT OR FICTION.
ALL RIGHT.
I'M ON IT.
SO, ARE THEY STILL AT THAT PLACE? YEAH.
SHAL, WHAT'S UP WITH YOU AND PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS? YOU LOOK LIKE YOU'D RATHER WALK INTO A WALL OF FIRE.
YEAH, WELL, IF YOU SPENT HALF THE TIME I DID IN A PLACE MY FATHER THREW ME YOU'D PROBABLY FEEL THE SAME WAY.
JUST THE THOUGHT OF SETTING FOOT IN A HOSPITAL LIKE THAT AGAIN JUST MAKES MY PALMS SWEAT.
CRAZY, HUH? NAH, NOT REALLY.
LOTS OF PEOPLE ARE NOSACOMAPHOBIC.
A "INTENSE FEAR OF HOSPITALS.
" YOU'RE KIDDING, RIGHT? YOU SPENT THE NIGHT IN A CHAT ROOM TALKING TO PEOPLE ABOUT PANIC DISORDERS, DIDN'T YOU? YOU SAY THAT LIKE IT'S A BAD THING.
I AM NOT LOSING MY MIND.
NOPE.
I'M CURIOUS, DOCTOR.
WHY DID YOU CALL THE BOARD WITHOUT FIRST CONSULTING ME? I'M THE HEAD OF PSYCHIATRY.
I FELT IT WAS WARRANTED.
YOU REALIZE THE MEDIA FRENZY THIS IS GOING TO STIR? I'M SURPRISED CHANNEL 6 ISN'T OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW DOING A PIECE ABOUT THE "GHOST OF ST.
PASTOR'S".
YOU'D LIKE THAT, WOULDN'T YOU? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? VICTOR, THIS IS A SMALL HOSPITAL.
YOU DON'T THINK I KNOW YOU'RE THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS GROWING HYSTERIA? A MAN HAS DIED.
YOU CAN BURY YOUR HEAD ALL YOU LIKE.
I'M NOT GOING TO STAND BY AND DO NOTHING.
IF I WERE YOU I'D TREAD VERY CAREFULLY, DOCTOR.
I'D HATE FOR THE PSYCHIATRIC COMMUNITY TO CATCH WIND OF SOME OF YOUR FANTASTIC THEORIES.
JOANNE, DO ME A FAVOUR? CALL THE BOARD AND FIND OUT WHATEVER YOU CAN ABOUT THE TEAM THEY SENT OVER.
DID YOU FIND SOMETHING? I WISH.
'SCUSE ME.
I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION.
I'M LOOKING FOR ONE OF THE OTHER JANITORS HERE.
HE'S A TALL, LANKY GUY - MID-20S.
HM, NOBODY HERE FITS THAT DESCRIPTION.
YOU SURE? I WAS JUST TALKING TO HIM OUTSIDE.
BUDDY, I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE EIGHT.
THE ONLY OTHER JANITOR ON DUTY IS CARL, AND HE'S IN HIS SIXTIES.
AH, FORGET IT.
I'VE FOUND HIM.
HEY, BUDDY! HEY, BUDDY, WAIT UP! I DID A GENERAL SEARCH OF ST.
PASTOR'S ON THE 'NET.
I KNOW.
I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE STUFF YOU FOUND.
OH, READ IT.
IT'LL MAKE YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT.
SO THEY NEVER DETERMINED THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE.
NO.
NO, ALL IT SAYS, THAT THE WARD WAS CUT OFF BY "A WALL OF FLAMES".
OH, THIS IS CREEPY.
IT SAYS THAT CLEAN-UP WORKERS CLAIMED TO HAVE HEARD A CHILD'S VOICE ECHOING THROUGH THE CORRIDORS.
YEAH, THAT'S JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG.
OVER THE YEARS, THERE'VE BEEN COUNTLESS STORIES OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
IT'S PART OF THE REASON THE HOSPITAL REMAINED CLOSED SO LONG.
OH, MY GOD, THESE WERE JUST KIDS.
THEY WEREN'T EVEN IN THEIR TEENS.
YEAH.
AREN'T YOU A BRAVE BOY.
HAVEN'T YOU HEARD? STRANGE THINGS HAVE BEEN HAPPENING AROUND THIS PLACE.
YEAH.
I GUESS IT'S A GOOD THING I DON'T SCARE EASILY.
I SEE THAT.
YOU LOOK LOST.
CAN I HELP YOU? YEAH, I'M ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR ONE OF YOUR JANITORS, ABOUT- --TWENTY-THREE.
SAD EYES.
YEAH.
HE'S DOWN BELOW.
I'LL TAKE YOU THERE.
THEY ACTUALLY LET YOU SMOKE IN HERE? SHH I HAVE TO SNEAK THEM.
* HUSH, LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD * * AND IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD WON'T SING * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING * * AND IF THAT DIAMOND RING TURNS BRASS * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A LOOKING GLASS * YOU HAVE A REALLY NICE VOICE.
THANK YOU.
A COMPLIMENT LIKE THAT DESERVES A KISS.
WATCH OUT! -OH! WHAT HAPPENED? WELL, BRENNAN WAS JUST ABOUT TO TAKE ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.
WELL, SHE SHE WAS JUST TAKING ME DOWN TO THE SEE THE JANITOR.
WHO? THE NURSE.
SHE WAS RIGHT HERE.
WELL, WHAT DID SHE LOOK LIKE? WAS SHE WEARING AN ID BADGE? UH, NOT THAT I REMEMBER.
UH SHE SHE HAD SHORT, DARK HAIR.
WITH A SHORT-SLEEVE UNIFORM, KIND OF PURPLE AND GREEN.
WELL, THAT CAN'T BE, BRENNAN.
THOSE UNIFORMS HAVE BEEN PHASED OUT.
AFTER THE FIRE.
DO YOU HAVE PERSONNEL FILES DATING BACK BEFORE THE FIRE? I THINK SO.
GUESS I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO LIKES TO SPEND TIME ON THE 'NET, HUH? DID YOU KNOW THAT ALL THE CHILDREN THAT DIED IN THE FIRE WERE WARDS OF THE STATE? THEY WERE ALL BEING TREATED FOR DIFFERENT PHOBIAS? YEAH, I READ THAT.
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THEY WERE DOING TO THOSE KIDS.
WELL, YOU MIGHT GET YOUR WISH.
I FOUND THE ONLY SURVIVOR FROM THAT WARD.
HER NAME IS SANDY FETKO.
SHE WAS NINE YEARS OLD WHEN IT HAPPENED.
THAT'S HER.
DONNA CAMPBELL? ARE YOU SURE THIS IS THE WOMAN YOU SAW? POSITIVE.
SHE DIED IN THE FIRE.
THERE'S A NOTATION RIGHT HERE IN THE RECORD.
LET ME SEE THAT.
BUT I'M TELLING YOU, LEX, SHE WAS REAL.
I COULD PRACTICALLY TASTE THE SMOKE FROM HER CIGARETTE.
WELL, IT SAYS HERE SHE WAS HEAD NURSE IN THE CHILDREN'S PSYCH WARD.
HEY, WHAT'S PROJECT IET.
IT'S GOT HER INITIALS ALL OVER IT.
I'M NOT SURE.
IT MUST BE ONE OF THE STUDIES THEY WERE WORKING ON AT THE TIME.
HOW DO WE FIND OUT MORE ABOUT IT? WELL, THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED IN THE CHILDREN'S WARD.
I BELIEVE ALL THE RECORDS WERE BOXED UP, LABELLED AND THEN PUT DOWN INTO STORAGE.
WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND THEM THERE.
LET'S GO.
WELL, FOR A SKEPTIC, YOU'RE STARTING TO SOUND AN AWFUL LOT LIKE A BELIEVER.
YOU KNOW SHE MIGHT NOT BE HERE.
I CAN HEAR HER IN THERE.
I KNOW SHE'S HOME.
MISS FETKO? YEAH? HI.
I'M SHALIMAR FOX.
THIS IS JESSE.
WE WANTED TO ASK YOU A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT ST.
PASTOR'S.
THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO.
I MEAN, I I WAS BARELY TEN YEARS OLD THEN.
WELL, YOU MUST REMEMBER SOMETHING.
UH, WELL, ACTUALLY, IT IT TURNS OUT THAT I BLOCKED MOST OF IT OUT.
DOCTORS SAY THAT'S REALLY COMMON AFTER A TRAUMATIC EVENT.
YEAH.
MOST, BUT NOT EVERYTHING, RIGHT? WELL, NO.
I MEAN, ALL I REMEMBER IS WAKING UP AND THERE WAS SMOKE ALL AROUND ME.
HOW'D YOU MANAGE TO GET OUT? NURSE CAMPBELL, SHE SAVED MY LIFE.
SHE WENT BACK IN FOR THE OTHERS, BUT BUT SHE NEVER MADE IT OUT.
UM, LOOK, I'M REALLY SORRY.
I WISH I COULD BE MORE HELP, OKAY? I'M SORRY.
I THINK SHE'S HOLDING OUT ON US.
HOW COULD YOU TELL? CALL IT FERAL INTUITION.
THIS PLACE WAS BUILT DURING THE COLD WAR, AND IN THE CASE OF A BOMB ATTACK, THE IDEA BEING THAT THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL UNIT COULD BE MOBILIZED FROM DOWN HERE.
I THINK WE'LL HAVE BETTER LUCK IF WE SPLIT UP AND SEARCH IT.
SHOUT IF YOU FIND ANYTHING.
SINCE SANDY WON'T TALK TO US, I THOUGHT WE MIGHT FIND SOME ANSWERS BY LOOKING INTO HER MEDICAL RECORDS.
APPARENTLY, SANDY WAS AGORAPHOBIC.
AND AFTER THE FIRE SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER CLINIC WHERE THEY DISCOVERED SHE HAD BEEN GIVEN A STEADY DIET OF CORTISOL.
HUH? STRESS HORMONE.
YEAH, BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.
I MEAN, A PHOBIC IS STRESSED 24/7.
WHY WOULD THEY GIVE HER SOMETHING TO INCREASE HER FEAR? I DON'T KNOW.
I THINK IT EXPLAINS WHY SHE DOESN'T WANT TO TALK TO US ABOUT IT, THOUGH.
IT MUST'VE BEEN LIVING HELL FOR HER.
YEAH.
* HUSH, LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD * WHAT DO YOU WANT? YOU'RE NOT WELCOME HERE, DOCTOR.
NO! BRENNAN! THIS PLACE IS MINE! AGH! HELP ME DR.
PALANCE! THERE'S NO HEARTBEAT! I'LL GO GET HELP.
THERE'S NO TIME.
STAY WITH ME.
C'MON, STAY WITH ME.
DOC, COME ON! RELAX, DR.
PALANCE.
JUST BREATHE, OKAY? NOW, DON'T SPEAK.
WAIT BRENNAN, THE LITTLE BOY.
DID YOU SEE HIM? I DID.
EARLIER, WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AROUND.
DOCTOR, LET HIM TAKE CARE OF YOU, OKAY? WHY DIDN'T YOU SAY SOMETHING EARLIER? BECAUSE IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.
I GUESS I'M JUST NOT READY TO START BELIEVING IN GHOSTS JUST YET.
THEN HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON HERE? OKAY, FINE.
LET'S SAY THE BOY'S A GHOST.
PROBABLY ONE OF THE KIDS THAT DIED BACK IN THE FIRE.
MAYBE JESSE CAN GET AN ID? YEAH, IT'S WORTH A SHOT.
HEY, WHAT'S WRONG? I NEVER SHOULD'VE LEFT DR.
PALANCE ALONE.
NONE OF THIS WOULD'VE EVER HAVE HAPPENED.
YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT HIM, DON'T YOU? I WAS REALLY MESSED UP BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL.
I WAS GOING DOWN A REALLY BAD PATH.
HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON THAT REALLY GAVE A DAMN ABOUT ME.
WELL, DON'T WORRY - HE'S GOING TO PULL THROUGH.
ALL RIGHT, I GOT A MATCH ON THE BOY FROM THE HOSPITAL.
THANKS.
HERE WE GO.
HIS NAME'S JOHNNY CUMMINGS.
HE'S AMONG THE ORIGINAL PATIENTS IN THE PSYCH WARD.
YEAH, BUT ACCORDING TO THIS HE'S LISTED AS ONE OF THE VICTIMS OF THE FIRE.
HE'S DEAD.
YEAH.
SO WHAT? WE REALLY ARE DEALING WITH GHOSTS? WELL, THERE'S ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.
ANY WORD ON HIS CONDITION? HE'S STABLE AT THE MOMENT.
WHAT WERE YOU TWO DOING DOWN THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE? WELL, WE WERE LOOKING FOR RECORDS ON PROJECT I.
E.
T.
FOR WHAT POSSIBLE REASON? WELL, WE THINK THERE MAY BE A CONNECTION WITH WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON HERE.
I TAKE IT DR.
PALANCE HAS SHARED SOME OF HIS THEORIES WITH YOU.
LOOK, LIKE IT OR NOT, THERE'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING GOING ON AT YOUR HOSPITAL.
YES, A PHENOMENON KNOWN AS COLLECTIVE DELUSIONS.
MASS MEDIA RUMOURS, SO-CALLED EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNTS ARE ALL CONTRIBUTING FACTORS.
HOLD ON.
WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO SAY IS THAT THE THE ORDERLY'S DEATH, DR.
PALANCE'S HEART ATTACK I'M CERTAIN THEY CONVINCED THEMSELVES THAT WHAT THEY WERE SEEING WAS REAL, BUT I BELIEVE IT'S ALL SIMPLY PART OF THE COLLECTIVE DELUSION.
YEAH, I THINK THAT'S A VERY POSSIBLE SCENARIO.
LOOK, IF YOU REALLY THINK LOOKING OVER THOSE FILES WILL BE HELPFUL, I'LL PRINT OUT EVERYTHING I'VE GOT.
THANK YOU.
THAT'D BE GREAT.
OH, YOU REALLY HAD ME WORRIED, DOC.
YEAH, ME, TOO.
IT WAS SO REAL, BRENNAN.
IT WASN'T A FIGMENT OF MY IMAGINATION.
I I COULD REACH OUT AND TOUCH HIM.
OH, I BELIEVE YOU.
YEAH.
DOC, THE BOY YOU SAW WAS JOHNNY CUMMINGS.
DOES THAT MEAN ANYTHING TO YOU? SHOULD IT? I'M JUST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY HE TARGETED YOU.
WHATEVER IT IS, SPIRITUAL OR OTHERWISE, DOESN'T WANT US HERE.
I SENSED AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF ANGER.
WANTED ME DEAD.
HE ALMOST GOT HIS WISH.
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE, BRENNAN? I DON'T KNOW.
BUT I PLAN ON FINDING OUT.
THAT'S ODD.
ACCORDING TO THE HOSPITAL DATABASE ALL THE FILES PERTAINING TO PROJECT I.
E.
T WERE DESTROYED IN THE FIRE.
ISN'T THERE SOME SORT OF BACKUP? I'M SORRY.
EXCUSE ME A MOMENT.
YES? (OVER THE PHONE) YOU KNOW THOSE TWO PEOPLE WITH YOU RIGHT NOW? THE STATE BOARD DIDN'T SEND THEM.
I SEE.
ALL RIGHT, WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I'M SORRY? ACCORDING TO THE STATE BOARD THERE'S NO RECORD OF ANYONE INVESTIGATING THIS HOSPITAL.
THAT'S WEIRD.
WHAT? I MEAN, JOHNNY WAS AN ORPHAN, RIGHT? NO NEXT OF KIN? WHO'D LEAVE HIM FLOWERS.
UGH GOOD QUESTION.
I THINK I'VE HIT SOMETHING.
SHAL, THERE'S NO KNOWING WHAT THIS BODY'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE.
MIGHT NOT BE PRETTY.
I KNOW.
ALL RIGHT.
UGH DR.
WILLETTE, PLEASE YOU'RE LUCKY I'M NOT PRESSING CHARGES.
WHERE'S YOUR FRIEND? ESCORT HER OUT.
I'LL FIND HIM MYSELF.
IT'S OKAY, BOYS.
I CAN TAKE IT FROM HERE.
AGH! HEY, COME ON.
LET'S GO.
DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
WHY WOULD THEY BURY AN EMPTY CASKET? MAYBE THEY DIDN'T KNOW THE CASKET WAS EMPTY.
I GOT A LEAD ON HIS MOTHER.
HER NAME IS WANDA MORGAN.
LITTLE JOHNNY WAS BORN IN THE SUMMER OF 1980 RIGHT AROUND THE TIME GENOMEX'S EMBRYO RESEARCH WAS IN FULL SWING.
THAT'S RIGHT.
HIS MOTHER WAS BEING TREATED FOR INFERTILITY PROBLEMS.
JOHNNY'S A MUTANT? I'M THINKING A PSIONIC.
WHO ELSE WOULD HAVE THE POWER TO CAST ILLUSIONS? BUT WHAT I DON'T GET IS IF JOHNNY DIDN'T DIE IN THAT FIRE, THEN WHAT'S HE BEEN DOING WITH HIS LIFE? MAYBE HE NEVER LEFT THE HOSPITAL.
I MEAN, THINK ABOUT IT - IT'S ALL HE KNOWS.
IN A SICK WAY, IT'S HOME.
YEAH, BUT ALL THIS TIME, HIDING IN THE SHADOWS.
ANY HINT OF THREAT, HE GOES INTO GHOST MODE.
SCARES AWAY ANY INTRUDERS.
UNTIL NOW.
WITH THE HOSPITAL REOPENING, HE MUST THINK IT'S ALL STARTING UP ALL OVER AGAIN.
SO WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT FOR HIM - SHUTTING THEM DOWN.
AND I BET I KNOW WHO PUT THE FLOWERS ON JOHNNY'S GRAVE.
WHO? LOOK, I ALREADY TOLD YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW.
WHAT ABOUT JOHNNY CUMMINGS? HE'S DEAD.
NO, HE'S NOT.
NO, THAT THAT CAN'T BE RIGHT.
LOOK, SANDY, I NEED YOU TO HELP US BEFORE ANYBODY ELSE GETS KILLED.
WHAT IS SHE DOING? IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A NEW KIND OF TREATMENT.
FOR PANIC DISORDERS.
THEY CALLED IT INTENSIVE EXPOSURE THERAPY.
THANKS.
THE IDEA WAS TO HAVE A PATIENT REPEATEDLY CONFRONT THEIR FEARS IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT.
SO THE CORTISOL WAS GIVEN TO ENHANCE ANXIETY.
WHEN THE DRUGS WORE OFF, THE THEORY WAS THE PHOBIA WOULD BE CURED.
HEY JOHNNY WAS ENTOMOPHOBIC.
THAT'S AN INTENSE FEAR OF INSECTS.
THEY TERRIFIED HIM.
IT WAS HORRIBLE.
IT WAS IT WAS LIKE LIVING IN A TWENTY-FOUR-HOUR NIGHTMARE.
AND THE WORST PART WAS LISTENING TO ALL THE SCREAMS OF THE OTHERS, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO.
THERE WAS NOTHING THAT ANY OF US COULD DO AND JOHNNY JUST HAD IT THE WORST.
LET ME OUT! HE WAS IN THE ROOM NEXT TO MINE.
HE USED TO SCREAM UNTIL HE COULD BARELY SPEAK.
THE ONLY WAY I COULD CALM HIM DOWN WAS IF I WOULD SING "HUSH, LITTLE BABY" TO HIM.
SOMETIMES I'D SING FOR HOURS, UNTIL HE FINALLY FELL ASLEEP.
HE'S THE ONE THAT STARTED THE FIRE, WASN'T HE? NURSE CAMPBELL USED TO GO FOR A SMOKE BETWEEN SESSIONS.
IN THE SUPPLY ROOM.
JOHNNY KNEW IT.
AND SO ONE DAY HE SNUCK DOWN AND HE TURNED ON ALL THE VALVES ON ALL THE OXYGEN TANKS.
SO HER CIGARETTE WOULD'VE BECOME AN INSTANT TORCH.
THAT ROOM MUST'VE GONE UP IN SECONDS.
JOHNNY'S THE ONE THAT SAVED YOU, WASN'T HE? LOOK, SANDY, I NEED YOU TO COME BACK WITH ME TO ST.
PASTOR'S.
YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN GET THROUGH TO HIM.
ONE MAN HAS ALREADY DIED.
I CAN'T GO BACK THERE.
I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.
NO, YOU DON'T.
I DO.
TRUST ME.
I'VE GOT MY OWN WAR WOUNDS WHEN IT COMES TO INSTITUTIONS.
WE NEED TO STOP HIM.
HOW COULD ANY DOCTOR WATCH THIS AND NOT REALIZE THIS PROJECT WAS A COMPLETE FAILURE? THE MANUFACTURER OF THE SYNTHETIC FORM OF CORTISOL PRESCRIBED TO THE PATIENTS WAS TRENDALL LABS.
THAT'S THE SAME COMPANY THAT OWNS ST.
PASTOR'S.
TALK ABOUT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
USING THESE POOR KIDS AS GUINEA PIGS.
WHO'S IN CHARGE OF ALL THIS? DR.
DENISE WILLETT.
WHERE IS EVERYBODY? SOMETHING WRONG, DOCTOR? YOU LOOK A LITTLE SURPRISED.
THIS ISN'T HAPPENING.
OH, BUT IT IS.
SO YOU'RE THE ONE WHO'S RESPONSIBLE.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
PROJECT IET.
YOU ORDERED THE EXPERIMENTS.
SORRY, DOCTOR.
THIS TIME YOU CAN'T GET AWAY.
I WON'T LET YOU.
GUESS WHO GOT OVER HIS FEAR OF BUGS? OH! AH! GOING DOWN? NO.
I CAN'T.
I CAN'T DO THIS.
I JUST I'M I CAN'T.
SHE ALL RIGHT? YEAH, I GOT HER.
JUST GET IN THERE.
HEY.
I'M NOT GOING TO LET ANYTHING HAPPEN TO YOU, OKAY? I PROMISE.
COME ON.
I CAN'T FIND DR.
WILLETT ANYWHERE.
THREE GUESSES WHERE SHE WENT.
YEAH, TO DESTROY WHAT EVIDENCE IS LEFT OF PROJECT IET.
AH, FORGET IT.
STAIRS.
SOMEBODY CALL FOR A LOCKSMITH? HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE HELPLESS, HUH? NO WAY OUT.
NO ONE TO HEAR YOU SCREAM.
YOU'RE GOING TO PAY FOR WHAT YOU DID TO US.
STAY AWAY! I'M NOT PLAYING WITH YOU ANY MORE! THIS IS AS REAL AS IT GETS.
YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE SHOULD DO WHAT HE SAYS.
HE DROPS THAT LIGHTER, WE'RE ALL TOAST.
COME ON, JOHNNY.
COME ON, YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THIS, MAN.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT? WE KNOW WHAT THEY DID TO YOU.
OKAY? BUT THIS ISN'T GOING TO SOLVE ANYTHING.
IT ENDS RIGHT NOW.
* HUSH, LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD * * IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD DON'T SING * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING.
SAN? JOHNNY.
OH, PLEASE DON'T DO IT.
I HAVE TO PUT AN END TO THIS, SANDY.
I'M TIRED OF BEING AFRAID.
I CAN'T LIVE LIKE THIS.
I KNOW.
BUT THIS ISN'T THE WAY.
I NEVER MEANT TO HURT THE OTHER CHILDREN.
YOU GOTTA BELIEVE ME.
I KNOW.
I JUST WANTED IT TO STOP.
WHAT HAPPENED TO DR.
WILLETT? WELL, SHE'LL SURVIVE.
BUT SHE'S FINALLY GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER FOR WHAT WENT DOWN HERE FIFTEEN YEARS AGO.
WELL, I'M NOT A VINDICTIVE PERSON, BUT I THINK THERE'LL NEVER REALLY BE ANY TRUE JUSTICE HERE.
WELL, I AM A VINDICTIVE PERSON AND IF IT WERE UP TO ME, I'D PUMP HER SORRY ASS SO FULL OF CORTISOL IT'D MAKE HER HAIR TURN WHITE.
BUT THAT'S JUST ME.
WE SHOULD LET YOU GET SOME REST.
LOOK, DOC, YOU KNOW, I NEVER REALLY HAD A CHANCE TO SAY THIS YEARS AGO I KNOW, BRENNAN, I KNOW.
THANKS.
I ALWAYS KNEW YOU'D TURN OUT OKAY.
NOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN TO HIM? I GUESS NOW HE'LL GET THE HELP HE DESERVES.
HE'S NOT A BAD PERSON, YOU KNOW? HE'S JUST HE'S BROKEN.
I THINK WE'RE ALL A LITTLE BROKEN FROM TIME TO TIME.
WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS HANDCUFFS? * HUSH, LITTLE BABY, DON'T SAY A WORD * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A MOCKINGBIRD * * AND IF THAT MOCKINGBIRD WON'T SING * * MAMA'S GONNA BUY YOU A DIAMOND RING *