Nightflyers (2018) s01e09 Episode Script

Icarus

1 Previously, on "Nightflyers" I know you're alive in the ship.
Find a way back to me and I can return the "Flyer" - to your capable hands.
- I like it - when you're scared.
- Cynthia? [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [GROANS] No! No! Don't leave me here! Don't leave me here! - What about Thale? - Every time we get near each other it's like this psychic feedback loop.
- It's agonizing.
- It's the Volcryn.
This machine, everything I've built, this is everything that I came out here for.
I've been using it to speak with my daughter.
I can touch you.
You're real.
Karl, it's not her.
Skye is dead.
We need to induce the birth right away.
- [SCREAMING] - Push! - It's a girl.
- [SHRIEKING] - Quarantine, now! - Tessia! - Tessia! - [SHRIEKING] They're breaking through the glass.
She wants you to do it now.
Initiate decontamination sequence.
Don't you fucking dare! [SHOUTING INDISTINCTLY] Initiated.
- Tessia! - [SHRIEKS] [SOMBER, TENSE MUSIC] [PERIODIC RATTLING IN DISTANCE] [DARK MUSIC] [BEES BUZZING] [BUZZING INTENSIFIES] Hello, darling.
[BUZZING CONTINUES] [OMINOUS MUSIC] Okay, bring it up.
[COMPUTER CHIMES] There are thousands of them.
- Increase the resolution.
- We're at maximum resolution.
Well, can you bring us closer? [DRAMATIC MUSIC] Roy! Is this really how you want to play this? How the fuck did you survive? [HEART BEATING] Your eyes - I don't understand.
- My eyes were manufactured on the ship.
Part of my mother's genetics program.
But the rest of you? - Different.
- "Different"? How many lies have you told me? How many? It stops now.
- I need the truth.
- Okay.
I'll tell you everything.
But not now.
Please, Melantha.
- I need you to trust me.
- No.
I've heard enough.
I came out here to make contact with the Volcryn.
I was a fool for thinking there was anything else.
[TENSE MUSIC] [SCREEN BEEPING] [SCREEN PULSATING] Appears to be a fleet.
- Not a singular ship.
- How many of them? We can't tell.
They move too fast.
I've never seen movement like this in ships.
I mean, the level of coordination is near impossible.
Mel, we need to get Thale ready for contact.
We need to reach out to them right away.
I'll prep the mission lab.
Sir, Lommie's requested you in service corridor nine.
Now? [ELECTRICITY HUMMING] [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] Lommie? You sent me a message.
Are you all right? Not [MUMBLES] I don't understand, do you want me to disconnect you from the ports? [SLOWLY] Lommie isn't here.
It's me.
My little bear.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] Cynthia? Y yes.
For years I swore I could feel you - inside the ship.
- [BREATHES SHAKILY] But Roy never told me you were real.
Need to [STAMMERING] Stop [BREATHING SHAKILY] My "Nightflyer" from reaching the Volcryn.
- [STATIC SIZZLES] - [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [GROANING] [PANTING] [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [GASPS] [GRUNTING] [PANTING] [RINGING SUBSIDES] [PANTING] [SINISTER MUSIC] [DOOR HISSES] Lights.
[GASPS] - Rowan.
- [SMACKING, MUNCHING] What are you doing here? [SWALLOWS LOUDLY] You sure it was Tessia who requested the purge? It was only her and you and Eris.
Well, you were in the room.
You saw the spores.
They were everywhere, they were They were gonna kill us all.
[SMACKING] Tessia really liked you.
I really liked her, Rowan.
She wanted you to have this.
No, thank you.
I really want you to have this.
[HONEY DRIPPING] [BEES BUZZING] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] - What's wrong? - I think I think you should go.
I just need some rest.
Sure? The Volcryn It's making me [TENSE MUSIC] - Door open.
- [DOOR HISSES] You'd tell me if you recall anything.
I told you everything.
She loves you.
I know.
[SIGHS] [ELECTRICITY HUMMING] [TENSE MUSIC] Can I help you? My mind, fragmented pieces missing In the Crystal? Need to aggregate Cynthia files.
I can scan the Crystal and collect the missing pieces.
Make me whole.
- [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] - [CRACKING] [SCREECHING, CRUNCHING] [SINISTER MUSIC] [SCREECHING, RUMBLING] [SCREECHING FADES] [GASPS] [EERIE MUSIC] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] [SIGHS] I'm back here.
Hey.
We're getting closer.
- We can see 'em on the monitors.
- I know.
- It's getting louder too.
- Yeah.
Agatha's worried about you.
- When can I see her again? - Um I guess once we get away from them.
Move away from the Teke field.
You ain't gonna be moving away.
I know we're here now.
You want me to reach out to them? I know they're a fleet of ships.
So you've reached through a swarm before.
Just like with Tessia's bees.
If you can push past the voices, see who's leading them.
How many they are.
What they want.
That's what you brought me out here for, innit? Agatha would be proud.
[SCOFFS] Yeah.
Mel, stay on his levels.
We can pull him back if it gets too high.
- Got it.
- What what exactly is it you want me to say to them? "Hello, do you like my tiara?" - What? - No, we-we know the Teke comes in waves, so just settle into their pattern and listen.
Remember your work with Rowan and the rabbit.
- Try to focus on a voice - Yeah, where the fuck is Rowan, 'cause I really need him right now.
Probably down in Tessia's quarters.
- He's damaged, Karl.
- What did I miss? [OMINOUS MUSIC] Oh, just Thale is about to reach out to the Volcryn.
Oh.
That's exciting.
Will you be sure to send down the data to my quarters so I can analyze the wave patterns? Sure.
Thanks.
Have you seen Eris? No.
Me neither.
Thank you for your service.
And of course, good luck.
[STAMMERS] I'm strapped in, mate.
Thanks.
I'll see you on the other side.
Good luck, Karl.
And you.
Christ, you do not want to know what's going on - in that man's head.
- Let's keep going.
- Let's go.
- Starting monitors now.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [COMPUTER CHIMES] [MONITOR BEEPING] [SIGHS] Engaging neural amplification.
[COMPUTER CHIMES] Whoa! [EERIE MUSIC] [MUTTERING] [BREATHING SHAKILY] Whoa, whoa.
There's a voice.
It's not speaking.
It's like music.
It's fucking beautiful, but it's loud.
[BREATHING SHAKILY] Oof.
[EXHALES SHAKILY] - Hold on - Karl, his heart! It's too much.
[GROANING, STRAINING] [INTENSE MUSIC] - [GROANING] - [COMPUTER BLARING] His levels are spiking! His heart is failing! Thale, stop! Pull out! No, no! Don't touch him! - [HIGH-PITCHED BEEPING] - [SHRIEKS] - Mel! - [GROANS] Okay, we need some suppressants! [GASPS] [MONITOR FLATLINING] [GASPING] [FLATLINING CONTINUES] There's nothing.
He's gone.
Thale? Thale.
- Thale! - [GASPING] [BREATHING SHAKILY] [EXHALES NOISILY] [SIGHS HEAVILY] What did you see? All of it.
Death, rebirth.
- A thousand worlds.
- Their voices? Did you hear their voices? It isn't a "them.
" No, it is.
We saw their ships.
There's hundreds of ships.
This thing is [EXHALES SHARPLY] Wow.
It's alive.
The Volcryn? All of it, just It's miles across.
Those tiny, dancing, shimmering little lights you see? That's That's just the surface.
It's endless.
There's a voice.
It spoke clearly.
[WONDROUS MUSIC] It's waiting for us.
[SIGHS] Wow.
[DOOR HISSES] Sir.
You must be gratified that we've reached the Volcryn.
Yes, well, we have yet to make contact.
Perhaps we should be cautious and stop the ship here.
Let the science team do their work - from a safe distance.
- We already have an established protocol for the approach, Auggie.
- You're aware of that.
- Of course.
But our priority is to ensure she doesn't sustain any damage.
Why are you challenging me, Auggie? I'm not challenging you.
From the beginning, my career has been focused on the Eris legacy.
You sound like my mother.
[SINISTER MUSIC] [BEES BUZZING] [BUZZING CONTINUES] How can it be alive? Out here in the middle of nothing.
No no sunlight, no nutrients.
What is it? Some form of biomass? [COMPUTER CHIMING] I don't think it's hostile.
It just it just can't be.
Not what it's done.
Sending the probe back to us, bringing my memories alive.
Mel, it's trying to talk to us.
It's trying to talk to me.
What you're reading as communication could be a form of an attack.
Karl, we came out here to help our planet.
Not to relive memories from our personal lives.
Look at how powerful it made Thale.
And Agatha.
Now, we don't know how much Teke that contains.
What it can do, what it can be utilized for.
Unless it kills us first.
I know this mission's been really hard, but none of this would be possible without our team.
You've made this possible, Mel.
You did.
[TENSE MUSIC] [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [OMINOUS SCREECHING] [GROANS] [STRAINING, GROANING] [EERIE GRATING] - [SCREECHING] - [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [GASPING, STRAINING] [DEEP BASS ROARING] [PANTING] [SCREECHING] [GROANING] [YELLS] [HIGH-PITCHED SCREECHING] [GRUNTS] [GASPING] [PANTING, GASPING] [HIGH-PITCHED SCREECHING] Thale! Stop! [KNIFE CLATTERS] [GASPING] [PANTING] How are you here? Push yourself out of your body.
[SIGHS] [TENSE MUSIC] [BREATHING SHAKILY] I made contact.
I felt them.
I miss you being here with me.
Do you remember when we were at Sutherland? How they had to separate the Ls because the feedback got so strong? Yeah.
We can just stay on opposite sides of the ship.
The closer we get to the Volcryn, the stronger it gets.
It could kill us.
Then we need to cut the loop.
No.
I can't let you do that.
We ain't got a fucking choice.
Either one of us dies or we both do.
[OMINOUS RUMBLING] - Watch out.
- [GASPS] [HIGH-PITCHED SCREECHING] You're doing what you came here to do.
You're becoming something new.
I don't want to be something new.
You have to trust me.
Don't be afraid.
[ETHEREAL PULSING] [EXHALES SHARPLY] [SNIFFLES] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] We're gaining on them.
There it is.
Track the velocity of the Volcryn.
Find out why we're closing on them so fast.
It's because it's stopped.
- It's waiting for us.
- She's right, sir.
Forward progress of the Volcryn has ceased.
Thale reached out to it.
He believes it knows we're coming.
I believe it wants to make contact.
It's initiating this behavior.
Or it wants to kill us.
There's only one chance to find out.
- We have to keep going.
- Karl.
We have a plan.
We worked on this - for over a year.
- Mel, Mel.
Things have changed.
We are too close now to worry about protocol.
You're not thinking clearly, Karl.
This isn't about Skye.
This is bigger.
It's about all of us.
The "Nightflyer" needs to match Volcryn behavior.
If that is a sentient being, then we should approach it cautiously, not showing any signs of aggression.
It's waiting for us.
If we stop and it decides to move away We need to move forward now, full throttle.
The Volcryn might perceive that - as predatory behavior.
- No.
We keep going until point of contact.
You're playing with our lives.
[TENSE MUSIC] We can't afford to lose this opportunity, Mel.
Maintain course speed at 50%.
Yes, sir.
You may have just killed us all.
We need to stop my son.
Use the Terraform dome.
It's Roy's favorite.
[COMPUTER CHIMES] [COMPUTER BEEPS] [ALARM BEEPING] [COMPUTER BEEPS] - [COMPUTER POWERING DOWN] - [ALARM CHIMING] [DOOR HISSES] [SIGHS] Agatha.
I can't believe this This is finally happening.
Everything's just changing so fast, it's - I know.
- [LAUGHS] - I spoke to Thale.
- Yeah? - He okay? - He's in pain.
- Worse than me.
- Yeah, but he's been doing amazing things.
It's incredible.
Your guidance, - everything you've taught him.
- There's gonna be more damage, Karl.
- People you love.
- We knew the risks involved.
This is an incredibly dangerous mission.
Is it worth it? Yeah.
- Agatha - Don't.
It's not safe.
Agatha, look how powerful you've become.
And and Thale, look Think of what we can do for the planet with all of this power.
Think about what you had, Karl.
Think about what you have.
I have proof.
I have I have contact.
I have the the team, I have Thale.
I have you.
[TENDER MUSIC] [INHALES SHARPLY] How? - Channeling the Teke.
- [LAUGHS] You're so beautiful.
I love you, Karl.
Remember this.
[ETHEREAL PULSING] [GASPS] Finish what you came here to do.
So beautiful.
Are you okay? Yeah.
We need to move faster.
What? Continue forward progression, Auggie.
Thrusters up 20%.
Yes, sir.
Thank you, Roy.
[TENSE MUSIC] [ALARM BEEPS] There's something wrong with the Terraform.
Critical error.
Emergency.
Critical error.
- What? - Emergency.
- Emergency.
- The dome's gonna blow.
Critical error.
Emergency.
Emergency.
Critical error.
Emergency.
Emergency.
Emergency.
Level four alert.
The captain is aware of the situation and will have updates momentarily.
Please proceed to your cabin.
Which level? - [DOOR HISSES] - [OMINOUS MUSIC] - Six.
- Ah.
Me too.
[PANEL CHIMES] [ELEVATOR WHIRS] [METAL GROANING] [DRAMATIC MUSIC] [ALARM BEEPING] [METAL CREAKING] [MUFFLED RUMBLING] [TENSE MUSIC] [DOOR HISSES] Bonsoir.
Stop the ring! Stop the ring! All my data.
Agatha! Karl, no! It's too dangerous! Get our pressure systems under control, now.
We need to take the dome offline! Move! [ALARM CHIRPING] [OMINOUS MUSIC] [METAL CREAKING] [DOME BOOMS] [METAL CREAKING] Brace for collision! - [GASPS] - [CACKLING] [SCREAMS, PANTING] Hold on! [PANTING] [SCREAMS] [GROANING] [GASPS] [GRUNTING] [METAL GROANING, GLASS SHATTERS] [COMPUTER CHIRPS] This is Dr.
Agatha Matheson of the "Nightflyer.
" We have sustained fatalities, structural damages.
- We're - [WHISTLING] [WHISTLING APPROACHING] [WHISTLING CONTINUES] [BEE BUZZING] [WHISTLING CONTINUES] [LOUD CRASH] [WHISTLING] [ALARM WHINING IN DISTANCE] [OBJECTS CLATTERING] [WHISTLING] [BREATHING SHAKILY] [DEVICE CHIRPS] This is a warning.
Not a distress call.
Do not board the ship.
Do not bring the "Nightflyer" back to Earth.
[DEVICE CHIRPS] [LID CLATTERS] [COMPUTER CHIRPS] [CHIRPING] [COMPUTER CHIRPS, WHIRRS] [SCREAMS] - [SCREAMING, PANTING] - Me again.
[GASPING] [WHIMPERING, SCREAMS] [BOTH GRUNTING] [GASPING] [GRUNTS] [WHIMPERS] [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC] [YELPS] No! No! [SCREAMING] [WHIMPERING] - [YELLS] - [SCREAMS] Fuck! [GROANS] [AIR HISSING] [MELANCHOLY MUSIC] [INHALES SHARPLY] [INTENSE PULSATING] You free now, Thale.
I love you.
No, no, no, no.
[SCREAMING] [OVERLAPPING SHOUTING] [ALARM BLARING] Willa, we need to temporarily shut down the compressors.
I'm trying.
The consoles are malfunctioning.
- Go down and do them manually! - Yes, sir.
Let's move! [ALARM BLARING] [TENSE MUSIC] [GRUNTS] Whoops.
Eris! Eris! Reroute the pressure line.
Send it back to the ring.
Yes, sir.
[BEE BUZZING] [ALL SCREAMING, GASPING] [GASPS] Initiating contamination sequence.
- [CACKLING] - [GRUNTS] [YELLS] [BOTH GASPING, SHOUTING] [BOTH GRUNTING] [HISSES, GROWLS] [STATIC WHIRS] What the fuck are you? [SPASMING] [GASPS] This is for Tessia.
[YELLS] [ALL SCREAM] Emergency! Please.
[GRUNTS] Why won't you fucking die? - Rowan! - Fucking die! Die! - Rowan! - Fucking die! [PANTING] Rowan.
No, no, no, I I'm not a problem.
I'm not the problem.
He's the problem.
No, I he's gone.
Have a look.
[AIR HISSING] [TENSE MUSIC] [ELECTRICITY HUMMING] You did it, Auggie.
My little bear.
Karl.
I know this will be hard to understand.
The pain of what's happening to me.
The feedback from Thale.
We are endangering the ship and everyone aboard.
I love you more than you will ever know, and I know that you love me.
- [SNIFFLING] - I've seen it.
I've felt it.
But my presence on the "Nightflyer" will kill you.
I have to break the loop.
I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
[SNIFFLES] [DRAMATIC MUSIC]