Nancy Drew (2019) s03e13 Episode Script

The Ransom of the Forsaken Soul

1 I need to save Ace's life, and you need my blood, so here we are.
With donut holes.
From Bea and Penny's Bakeshop.
My friends say they're the perfect gift for all occasions.
And this occasion being? A truce and a trade.
- You need my blood to open the Veil.
- And you need the soul-splitter to save Ace's life.
He has the last piece of Charity's soul.
The Copperhead's coming for him.
I won't let him die.
You know, my daughter had the same feelings for that pedantic drip, Beckett Dow.
My advice, squelch them.
Feelings make your blind spots bigger.
What happened to your crush's shirt? Guess he figured, since you're gonna be destroying the town with your New Genesis, why do laundry? ACE: Well, found the soul-splitter.
(ALL SCREAM) TEMPERANCE: George, on the other hand, pressed and ironed button-down blouse.
NANCY: She said it was important to show you the proper respect.
- Administrative Code Section 708.
- Horseshoe Bay must hold an evacuation drill every three years.
What happens when there is an emergency and our town learns that our beloved Judge Abbott left us unprepared? An unruly populace.
Extremely well argued, Ms.
Mandatory evac drill.
I'll issue it, first thing tomorrow morning.
Young Mr.
Hudson didn't want to lobby on behalf of Ace and the town? He's actually conflict-avoidant.
Guys, I got a plan B.
It's called a "skin-walker killer".
This is from your deep dive into the criminal relic underworld? BESS: Yeah, well, according to Addy, the skin-walker is a Navajo term for witches.
- Uh, the artifact - Kills witches, got it.
Yeah, well, wish me luck.
Let's help each other.
Maybe we're a lot more alike than you think.
You can't imagine doing what I'm doing, can you? Opening the Veil and unleashing a medicine cabinet of supernatural disasters and horrors that'll kill everyone in Horseshoe Bay? In order to master those horrors, and use them as a tool to build a better world.
Please, let's hear your plan for how we help each other.
Bess found a way to split Charity's soul from Ace's without destroying it.
You get a piece of your daughter's soul, and the Copperhead leaves Ace alone.
Deal? Fine.
Now go tell the world's saddest album cover that I'll make the trade.
The soul-splitter for your blood.
As always, thank you for sharing.
It's out.
The piece of Charity's soul that was in Ace is now in here.
Wha what did you do to me? She's out.
(INHALES DEEPLY) We good here? Yeah, out like a baby.
A nutty, crazy, evil baby.
Dosing the donut holes so the supernatural sedative would be in Nancy's blood when we did the transfusion? A-plus.
I'm ready.
Let's put Charity's soul inside Temperance, so the Copperhead comes and kills her and not Ace.
Untethered soul seeks the nearest host, right? Right.
(GASPING) Did it work? You're Charity-free.
Now let's get out of here before a certain Copperhead shows up.
Hey, by the way, where is Ryan? Uh, he's on another relic crawl.
- He's okay.
- Okay.
NANCY: Are you sure? ACE: It's the Copperhead.
The frozen hearts are gone.
She's on her way to the Veil.
With all four pieces of Charity's soul.
And Nancy's blood.
We gave her everything she needed.
(KNOCKS ON DOOR) (CLEARS THROAT) Can I help you? I'm-I'm looking for a-a hatchet to kill off skin-walkers.
Is that some sort of rodent device? I think I got a little bug vacuum.
- (JONAS LAUGHS) - SHELBY: Honey, no, that doesn't sound like what he's asking about.
Um, we sell a few crafts online, pot holders, trivets, but that's it.
You know what, maybe you're looking for the previous owners.
We just moved in.
Is that a Turkish erbulus? Used to w-ward off demonic entities? It's the only reason you'd have one of these in your doorway is if your house was full of dangerous relics.
What do you know about an erbulus? Well, I saw one at the local Historical Society, so, actually quite a bit.
Well, it's not an object that you'd normally find - at a Historical Society.
- Yeah, well, this isn't your normal historical society.
But I am tight with the management, so, you know, if there's anything you guys ever need, you just let me know.
A skin-walker hatchet? Why don't you come in? Nice wheels, by the way.
We can keep knocking on people's doors, but no one is listening.
This evacuation effort's a nonstarter.
I mean, I get it.
If I didn't know any better, I wouldn't leave town either.
Oh, says the guy who's leaving town.
Everyone knows.
It's the worst-kept secret.
Look at that.
12 emergency siren speakers in town, never used.
CARSON: Joyce, I can see the switch.
All you have to do is flip it.
Or just step aside and let me do it.
- CARSON: Yes.
- An unauthorized evacuation siren will only cause chaos and confusion.
You want chaos and confusion? I'll show you chaos and confusion.
(BURBLING) (RUMBLING) There you are, my dear Charity.
Temperance, stop! You drugged the donut holes.
Ineffective, but delightful.
You knew everything we had planned.
Before you even planned it.
Blind spots, Nancy.
I tried to warn you.
This is not the town that wronged you all those years ago.
- There are good people here.
- TEMPERANCE: Tell me, do you care so much about Horseshoe Bay because you've convinced yourself it's the only place you'll ever matter? Think about your daughter.
Would this earn Charity's love? Doesn't matter so much now.
Long ago, I learned it takes a human soul to unlock this seal in the Veil.
When I became pregnant, that's how I shaped Charity's.
You made your daughter into a key.
I gifted her with a destiny.
And the thing about destiny is you can't change it.
Charity's soul has passed.
The key's gone.
I can't believe we made it to the other side of this one.
I never doubted we would.
That makes one of us.
You were amazing.
- (ENTRY BELL JINGLES) - NICK: Oh, there he is.
Plan B.
What is that, a war wound? Yeah, I-I got hit with some I think from some flying shrapnel from the-the hatchet.
Can I ask you? Back at the Veil, Temperance said something about your blind spots.
What did she mean by that? Sorry.
You don't want to have - this conversation right now.
- No, it's exactly the conversation I want to have right now.
You want to walk me home? I'll get my coat.
Forget my coat.
Let's, uh, let's go.
- Night, guys.
- Night.
- Hey, Ryan, you all right? - You okay? - CARSON: Hey, Ryan.
- BESS: Ryan! - Ryan! Ryan! Oh, my God.
- Hey.
Clear his airway.
I'm gonna call for help.
- Okay.
- Okay, we got to lie him down.
What happened? NICK: It's his neck.
The piece of metal from the hatchet.
CARSON: Yeah, we're at The Claw in Horseshow Bay.
He can't breathe.
We need help right now.
NANCY: Ryan? I can't feel anything.
I'm scared.
Ryan, I'm here.
I'm with you, okay? No.
Don't let go.
I'm not ready to go.
No, I've got you.
I've got you, Dad RYAN: I'm not ready.
RYAN: Nancy, finish this! (KNOCK ON DOOR) (FRONT DOOR OPENS) CARSON: I'll let her know you stopped by.
- (SIGHS) - NANCY: Let me guess, that was Ace again with the sorbet? Yeah.
Peach this time.
You interested? No, I'm not hungry.
(SIGHS) Nothing from Ryan's estate lawyer? Is this still about Ryan's car? It's still missing.
There's no bill of sale, no insurance claims.
His car disappears the night Ryan shows up with a hatchet.
They're connected.
I'm trying to You're trying to solve your grief.
- (PHONE BUZZES, CHIMES) - But there's no piece of information that will stop you from hurting.
Agent Park has news.
So, maybe it's about the car.
I'm gonna meet him at The Claw.
BESS: Nancy, I can't believe you're here.
I've missed you.
That is a very fancy letter you have there.
(CHUCKLES) Yeah, it is an offer from the Guild of Societies Historical.
Hannah nominated me to be the next Keeper.
Bess, congrats.
- That is exactly what you wanted.
- Yeah.
Yeah, but I'm-I'm turning it down.
Yeah, it was exactly what I wanted, but (CHUCKLES) not anymore.
Not after Temperance, and the near-New Genesis.
And Addy agrees.
I've decided to take a long break from the supernatural.
- Hmm.
- I've got too much good in my life to risk it, so GEORGE: Hey.
(SIGHS) I missed your face.
Is George Fan studying? Yes, she is.
I also enrolled in poli-sci classes at Seabury Community.
It was Carson's idea.
Says it's great prep for law school.
NANCY: How are you and Nick? Oh, you know (SIGHS) still broken up, but it's okay.
He's finally gonna get home.
Change of ownership at the Youth Center? I'm tending it while he's in Florida.
It's an open-ended ticket.
Yeah, I've been, uh, you know, processing stuff.
And, uh, everything that happened with Eve and surviving the near-apocalypse, - I think it's time.
- (ENTRY BELL JINGLES) I totally get it.
You have news for me? Is it, is it about Ryan? About his car? It's about me.
Headed back to the Boston field office.
The Frozen Hearts Killer case is officially resolved.
Filed my final paperwork about an hour ago.
Don't worry, didn't mention the moths or the Veil and the 200-year-old witch.
So, what was in your paperwork? Temperance Hudson was the killer.
You caught her, but in pursuit, she died in a tragic fire that she'd set off behind the Youth Center.
I mean, what about Ryan? How did that splinter kill him? - And where is his - Hey, hey, hey, hey.
There are always unknowns.
It's true in life.
- None of it's neat.
- No.
Boston isn't that far away.
(ENTRY BELL JINGLES) I would offer you some sorbet, but But you can't because all of the world's sorbet is in my freezer.
I'm just happy to see you.
I miss Ryan, too.
It's not just Ryan.
It's also me.
I killed somebody.
You had no choice.
Killing Temperance, you're a hero.
That's not what I see when I look in the mirror.
I see somebody who is capable of taking a life.
And if that's what I see, isn't that what everybody sees? Let's take a walk.
ACE: Look at what you saved.
Hey, Lily.
Oh, hey, you two.
Lily closed early last week to go to Leo's piano recital.
Kid didn't get a single note right, but if you saw Connor and Lily, you'd have thought they sired Beethoven.
Goodman, he retired.
He took over Harbor Joe's Café.
He's thinking about calling it "The Turn Your Head And Coffee Shop".
And, Darlene Fowler is out of the hospital.
She keeps saying she's ready for bikini season.
You saved everyone, Nancy.
The town that you pledged to protect, you protected.
You want to know how they see you? They love you.
I'm with them.
You know, the night after the Veil, I asked you to walk me home Yeah.
Looks like a storm I was gonna tell you something.
Been trying to hold back Tell me now? My body's shaking Like a leaf Keeping this in made it Hard to breathe When I'm with you I'm who I want to be Yeah, I found a love I can't Believe I want to give you - All I am - (GLASS SHATTERS) I think we broke your barometer.
- I'll get another one.
- Mm-hmm.
Give to you It's all the magic here and now I'm falling into - Ace.
- Hmm? Are you awake? Mm God, I hope so.
Did you know that you smile in your sleep? (CHUCKLES) Is that a deal breaker? I don't think I can fix that right now.
I don't think you should fix anything.
Stay here.
I'm gonna get us breakfast.
Nice to see you.
- Hey.
How are you? - Oh, good.
- (CHUCKLES) (WHIRRING) (CHAINS RATTLE) Fred, why do you have Ryan's car? Doing repairs for the new owner.
There are six bagels in it for you if you answer my next question.
Say cheese.
ALL: Cheese.
Shake that caboose Miami, Miami Got me riding in the coupe, forget the boo We on the beach and on the prowl, ow Baby girl, I like your style Hey.
You got my message, right? You traded bagels for information? Finally.
(LAUGHS): Hi, guys.
Oh, yay.
Oh Have a drink.
(EXHALES) Here you go.
We should toast.
- Yeah.
- Oh, me.
- (SOFT LAUGHTER) - Nick, let's see, you are a moral compass, a true friend, and a really lenient boss.
- (CHUCKLES) - And we know that you're not leaving us forever, even though you're going literally as far away as the I-95 will take you.
- Mm-hmm.
- But remember, that is a two-way interstate.
So we'll be here waiting for you.
When it leads you back to us again.
Um To not forever.
ALL: To not forever.
ACE: So this sketchy relic-hunting couple, they also sell online home crafts? Yes.
Maybe they're harmless.
Maybe I'm being too suspicious.
You have great instincts.
I think you should trust them.
Does that scare you? There is nothing to be afraid of.
Ace? Ace? Somebody help me.
Help me, please! Somebody help me! (CRYING) You should have watched those blind spots.
This isn't possible.
- I killed you.
- No, you haven't, actually.
Not yet.
You let me into your head the day we did our mind weave.
I took that opportunity to plant a-an anchor in case of an emergency.
What did you do to me? Showed you a simple forecast of what your life will be like if you kill me.
And a fairly accurate one, at that.
I am an excellent fortune teller.
(RUMBLING) (SNAPS) None of this is real.
Aren't you relieved? You're still back at the Veil, about to kill me.
In a split second of real time, I gave you the opportunity to live an entire month.
Is this hallucination supposed to stop me from killing you? Because it's only making me more determined.
Because this right here, this is the piece I control.
Ace dying wasn't a part of the original forecast.
Then why did you add it? Because I wanted you to know that you have a choice.
In a moment's time, we'll be back at the Veil with that hatchet against my neck.
And if you remove the blade, and let me finish what I started, you and Ace will get to live a happy life together.
I can't let you destroy Horseshoe Bay.
Then this hallucination is my promise to you.
On my lips right now is a curse that I will release the moment that I die.
It will kill Ace if you ever act upon your feelings for each other.
Maybe it won't be a car wreck.
Maybe a plane crash, maybe a disease.
But it will be soon, and it will be painful.
The choice is yours.
RYAN: You have to finish this! Nancy.
Nancy, you have to finish this.
You swore to protect this town! Nancy, are you okay? Nancy, come on! Nancy! Run.
I said run! What are you doing? Trust me, I'm doing this for us, okay? Run.
George! George! Excuse me, excuse me.
George! George! George! - JOYCE: There is a - (INDISTINCT ARGUING) JOYCE: Chief has Okay, I have a protocol to follow.
Hey! (ALARM SOUNDING) We got to get to higher ground! - (PEOPLE SCREAMING) - Come on, move! Clear the waterfront! Go, go, go, go, go! Come on, keep going! Keep going, run! Clear the waterfront, come on! We got to get to higher ground! Go, go, go! Come on, keep going! Keep going! Hey, come on.
Come on, come on.
We got to keep going.
We got to keep going.
Come on.
Come on, come on.
Keep going.
(PEOPLE SCREAMING) This is just the beginning.
There's more destruction coming.
Fires, cyclones, storms.
There'll be no escape.
I'm so sorry.
(SNIFFLES) (RUMBLING) (GRUNTS) Blind spots, Temperance.
I choose this.
(RUMBLING STOPS) Take your coat off and get on the table.
Get on the table.
Will you lie down? Yeah, yeah, okay.
Is everything okay? What's going on? What? Okay.
Ah Just hold still, please.
Ah, ah.
Oh Wait, what is that? Because this is a new shirt.
(SHOUTS) God, that hurts.
(EXHALING) You're gonna live.
(DOOR OPENS) It's pretty bleak out there.
Um, how many people are dead? Neighborhoods near Main Street got hit the worst.
Lily's Flowers, the bookstore, they're gone.
- How many people are dead? - ACE: Not a one.
No casualties.
Turns out, the siren works.
Yeah, still a lot of people who need help, though.
Food, shelter.
GEORGE: Yeah, Nick's gonna open the Youth Center, we'll put out blankets and cots.
Me and Ace are gonna empty the freezer and we'll start cooking.
We could use some help if you're up for it.
Just gonna go with George and Nick.
Why did you hesitate at the Veil? You said you were doing this for us.
What does that mean? Nothing.
I've never killed someone before, so if I was hesitating, that's why.
RYAN: There you go.
Icarus Hall is all yours.
Leaving that place to me in her will? That might have been the craziest thing Temperance ever did.
Looks like the world just lost a lawyer.
George returned all the books I loaned her.
GEORGE: Why? Because I'm not chasing stupid prelaw anymore.
The night the Veil opened, legal arguments didn't save lives, my crowbar did.
Judge Abbott hasn't been calling Carson because he wants to mentor a crowbar.
The world needs more lawyers like George Fan.
- His words and mine.
- BESS: Okay, I need advice.
Unsolicited? Nancy's got plenty.
So, I have been invited to be the next Keeper and run the Historical Society.
And you want to turn it down? Turning it down? We've just had a supernatural tsunami.
The town needs me more than ever.
No, uh, I wanted advice on what shoes to wear my first day.
Well, that was priceless.
All right, Drew.
Leave the books.
I'll give them a spin.
Smells good, Pete.
Thanks, man.
Hmm, jambalaya.
Well, well, well.
Does Florida know how much luggage you're bringing? Uh, not my luggage.
Change of plans.
I'm going to Florida next month, because this month, Florida came to me.
My parents are outside, giving their cab driver life advice.
How did you convince them to ? Oh, I didn't.
My dad heard about the tsunami, and he called.
They wanted to see what they could do to I don't know, help clean up my home.
Besides, I couldn't leave today.
I got to interview dishwashers.
Ace just gave us his notice.
NANCY: Hello? If you're breaking into the morgue, you don't need to steal my I.
, I'll just let you in.
You got a job at the morgue.
That night at the Veil I saw myself through your eyes, and what I saw was lacking.
No direction or purpose.
Just fear disguised as anything but.
- Ace - Wait, uh, no, this is good news.
Because by the time that I figured that out, this apartment opened up on the floor below Nick's.
And I lined up a job that I really love.
I'm not lacking anymore.
You never were.
I've missed you.
You've been avoiding me for a month.
At The Claw, you'd leave as soon as I show up.
I couldn't figure out why.
Can I tell you what I hoped the reason was? It was because you felt as strongly about me as I do about you.
But for some reason, you're afraid to tell me that.
If that's all it was, then I can I'll just tell you, - that there's - Nothing to be afraid of.
I shouldn't have come here.
Nancy, wait.
Listen to me.
We are friends.
And those feelings that you have for me, I do not share them and I never will.
I don't believe you.
T-There's something else going on.
- Are you in trouble? - Why? Because I'm telling you something you don't want to hear? Look through my eyes right now.
What do you see? NANCY: I think lower.
Higher? Perfect.
You're right.
It's perfect.
(PHONE BUZZES, CHIMES) Jean's on her way.
Ah, big weekend getaway.
Uh, very exciting.
Get out of here, I'll be fine.
Uh, we can finish the rest later.
- Are you sure? I've got time.
- Yeah.
If there's anything else you need to hang, or talk about? (EXHALES) What if I told you that in order to save the town, I gave up control of my fate? And I lied to the man that I love to save his life? And now I have to spend the rest of mine paying this terrible price? I'd say there's so much in life we can't control, but there's so much we can.
And sometimes, things aren't as bad as they seem.
This time, it is.
It's like, it's like when Mom got sick, and there was nothing we could do to make her better.
- It's like that.
- Okay, well I don't regret trying.
And I don't regret loving her, even if it meant having to lose her.
- (SNIFFLES) - (HORN HONKS) (EXHALES) You always said that Mom was your soul mate.
And she was.
She was.
So that being the case, why will I get in that car with Jean? That your question? Because I choose to believe it is possible to live a good life even without a soul mate.
And Maybe we get more than one? (LAUGHS SOFTLY) Yeah.
(CRIES) Maybe we get more than one.
You control your own fate.
Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
(QUIETLY): Okay.
(SIGHS) (SNIFFLES) TEMPERANCE: How about a game? Can you smell the smoke? One of you will be the other's demise.
Can you feel the weather turning When you watch me go? Will you wonder where I'm going One of you will forsake what is dearest to you.
So we'll have reinforced concrete.
Ten feet deep, impenetrable.
Yeah, I'm hoping to, uh, expedite the permits.
Came into some cash recently, sold something pretty valuable to me.
Sorry to hear that.
Nah, don't be.
One breath It got me here.
ABBOTT: You'll also want a good foundation in U.
history and political science.
TEMPERANCE: One of you will betray your true love.
I'll be a stranger to you Ms.
Fan? Meet at the end of the world GEORGE: U.
history and political science.
Adding that to the list.
TEMPERANCE: One of you will lose your heart.
And wash you out of all the pieces One of you will wreak havoc on this town.
And rebuild from the start ADDY: I think I've mastered the perfect cup of tea.
Ooh, look at you.
Well, into the archive box it goes.
Don't want my truth serum causing any more mayhem.
I'm the Keeper now.
It's all up to me.
No more mistakes.
Ryan Hudson.
You're a hard man to find.
The hatchet's gone.
Okay? Sorry.
Okay, w-why don't you just take the car? We'll call it even.
SHELBY: Oh, the car was a down payment.
You promised us a future introduction to your Historical Society Keeper.
JONAS: And that future is now.
Get in.
TEMPERANCE: And only one of you will fulfill your destiny.
And that one will cause the rest to fall.
(EXHALES) Maybe they're just cards.
(PHONE BUZZING) Nancy Drew Investigations.
MAN (OVER PHONE): I've got a case for you.
Meet me at the cemetery at 10:00 p.
Come alone.
Somebody new.
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