Nowhere Boys (2013) s04e09 Episode Script

Doubles Trouble

1 # As a true defender Of the ways that you're never no fun Hey, your film clip.
It's so good.
Heath Buckland has been arrested and charged with the crime of magic? We have to portal out of here right now! Yeah, how? With a busted talisman? We didn't know we were in another world then.
Any use of magic will be interpreted as a sign of aggression.
Our powers - they don't work in other worlds.
Let them go! You're Jake Riles.
You're one of the Bremin Four.
You're one of the Bremin Four! He's not here to help us.
He's with them.
So where exactly have they taken Nicco and Luke? The Facility.
That's where our friends are.
Our versions of you.
No excuses.
We find a way in.
I don't understand.
Why don't they just use their powers and break out? 'Cause Ben thinks they've been brainwashed.
All we know for sure is that when people go in, they don't come out.
Except for you.
What? You're not gonna like this.
I mean, wow, you can say that again.
It has been such a journey.
Epic.
This might sting a bit.
Or a lot.
I couldn't have done it without the love and support from all of my fans.
Yes, and with my therapy complete, I'm proud to announce that I have given up my power.
(APPLAUSE) Well, you've got to admit, he's working his best angle.
Thank you, thank you, and I look forward to living the next stage of my life magic-free.
That explains all the side eye around here.
Well, it wasn't you.
Wasn't it? No, notnotnot really.
Except that it kinda was.
Which we can use to our advantage.
How? The speeches that you give uh, he gives - there's one tomorrow.
Ah, I think I know where you're going with this.
He'll never get in.
I have no idea what's going on right now, but if you're talking about a half-baked plan, then obviously I'm in.
I'm not your enemy, Nicco.
I'm your friend.
Oh, come on, Nicco.
Throw me a bone.
The last time I saw them, you were there.
If you don't know, then how would I? I'm gonna find them sooner or later.
You may as well just tell me.
Where's your boyfriend? Ooh, did I hit a nerve? You two have a tiff? OK.
If you won't do this the easy way Nicco, meet Nicco.
(KNOCK AT DOOR) JESSE: Captain Murphy? Jesse.
Captain Murphy, I have a few thoughts about tomorrow's script.
Captain Murphy.
Keep an eye on them.
Hi.
What was that back there? Nothing.
You said you wanted to change the script.
Just a few little tweaks, nothing major.
Shall I leave them with you or should we talk it through? Leave them with me.
OK, and what about those shirts I asked for? We've had more urgent matters to attend to.
You haven't ordered them.
This is a complex operation, Jesse.
Wardrobe is not a priority.
How do you expect me to do my best work when my aesthetic is off? Jesse, this might be difficult for you to understand, but the world does not begin and end with you.
Something else? Why haven't they stopped? What? The attacks.
You saidyou said that if I stopped using my powers, the attacks would stop.
They're still happening.
Jesse, you're not the only one with powers.
There are others out there.
And that's why we need you to educate people.
So justjust keep doing what you're doing.
Stay focused.
Fine, but would it kill you to up the production values a little? I'll look into it, Jesse.
(SCOFFS) Oh, that man.
Were you and Jesse friends? Uh, before he turned? Yeah.
I should have seen it coming.
Everyone warned me.
Said he was fake, but I thought I knew him better.
I know what you mean.
I trusted him.
I'm sorry.
I wish your doppelganger was too.
You still wear your hair like that? Is this like a cultural thing, or? Gawking might be seen as a sign of affection where you're from, but here, not so much.
We're exactly the same.
(SCOFFS) I don't think so.
You seem slow.
And I don't plan on spending the rest of eternity locked up in here.
I cut a deal.
So they got to you? No, they're right.
Our powers are the problem.
The only way to save the world is to stop using them.
Only magic can fix this.
That's not true.
It is.
That's what you want to think, but you're not sure, are you? Yes, I am.
They're lying to you.
No, you're lying.
To yourself.
Wake up, Nicco.
Wake up and grow up.
No, this isn't growing up, it's giving up.
Play the game, Nicco.
It's what you're good at.
It's what we're good at, and it's the only way out of here.
Are you and Heath still together? I don't know what you mean.
It's OK.
We broke up too.
Oh, no, no, no, we're not No, we've never We'rewe're not together.
You never told him, did you? Poor Niccolina! Hey, hey! That's close enough.
What's wrong? No touching.
No touching allowed.
What was that all about? You'll come around.
Maybe.
Maybe we're not as similar as we look.
What's wrong with my hair? (SIGHS) What did Zeb want? I'm telling you, the answer's in the language.
We need to translate everything.
Everything, everything, everything, starting with the spells.
If I can just Oh! Oh, I know these pages! They're in Felix's book.
If we can translate these spells it'll help us to figure out the rest.
We could, but I feel like we're going about this the wrong way.
Um, no, we're not.
The demon's not in the detail.
He's in the big picture.
Meaning? Negative Space was the end of Zeb's journey.
We need to find the start.
(THUNDER CRACKS) They'll arrivehere.
How many? At least three.
Jesse, a guard and a driver.
And we wait till they're inside? And I Parent Trap it.
Done.
You sure you're up to this? Please.
If Lindsay Lohan can do it, watch and learn.
Jesse! You're back.
OK, someone explain what is going on.
Did you escape? Darius, he's not your Jesse.
His Jesse? Darius has a Jesse? What? What's going on? He's Jesse's double, from another world, yada yada yada.
How many times do I have to say it? I'm the original! You look just like him.
Same same but better.
(PHONE RINGS) OK, they're on the move.
Come on.
Nicco.
This is your last chance to get this story straight.
You got two minutes.
When I walk back through that door, I want answers.
Are you OK? Yeah.
You? Well, I could use some sleep.
They're watching us.
They want to know where Heath and Jesse are.
They said they'd let us go if we tell them.
What did you say? What should I say? The truth.
We don't know where they are.
Oh, don't worry about it, though.
I mean, Heath and Jesse won't leave us here.
They'll fix the talisman and then they'll come back to get us.
The talisman? Yeah.
That's right, I forgot that it broke.
Do you think that they found the others? What others? Nicco, what others? Nothing.
Brain fart.
We should have never tried the portal from the school.
No? No.
We should have tried somewhere else.
We should have known that they'd catch us there.
You're right.
But too late now.
Ready to talk.
NICCO: What's going on? Why have you got her dressed like me? (THUNDER RUMBLES) Great to see you again.
Sensational day for learning.
Ooh, love what you've done with the uniform.
Very trendy.
So (LAUGHS) I guess Bates is the same no matter what universe he's in.
Let's go.
Trendy.
It's the words that get the message, not the outfit.
Spoken like someone who doesn't know the first thing about showbiz.
OK, does this say "I used to be a bad boy.
"Now I've seen the error of my ways but I'll always have style"? Zipped up or down? Up, you are absolutely right.
Now, what about my hair? I'll be back in five.
I'm gonna need 10.
Oh, you are beautiful.
Is that Jake? Who? It's like you're in permanent nap mode.
Jake Riles.
Bremin Four.
Earth element.
Personal hero.
OK, not the time, superfan.
Anyway, he's not your Jake and we've got things to do.
Let's go.
I said, give me 10 minutes! Uh OK, what is this? What is going on? He's your double.
Don't touch him if you don't want to die.
This is freaky.
Now I know how Ben felt.
Not you, Ben, our Ben.
We don't have time for this.
Take off your clothes.
Excuse me? Both of you.
Both of me? Why? You think Jake won't notice if you're not in uniform? Oh, I can guarantee he won't.
That man has zero eye for fashion.
Ben's right.
You two need to swap.
No, but this is one of my faves.
Claude said you'd say that.
OK, there is no way I'm wearing this.
Claude said you'd say that too.
If you think for one minute that I'm gonna (KNOCK AT DOOR) Hey, exc Shh! Coming.
Just be yourself.
Your other self.
Hey, you got this.
I know you do.
You think they'd try a communication spell.
Wait, so Zeb comes to Bremin Looking for Elementals To take to Negative Space because Because he'd found a way to fight The Entity? Or to unmake the destruction of his world.
That spell couldn't undo Oscar's accident, so I doubt that it could restore a world.
This is pointless.
Careful, that's Luke's compass.
Protection spell now! Go! What did you see? Nematodes.
And there were two Lukes.
Doubles? They're not in Negative Space.
Then where are they? Another world.
They're in danger.
There are no penguins here.
(LAUGHS) But that's enough about me.
We're here today to hear from an inspirational young man and a reformed Elemental.
Let's put our hands together for Jesse Banda.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Um, hi.
Um As a true defender of the ways that you're never no fun, I canI can still remember the scope of the damage you've done.
But you're so very young.
You've, uh you've made the right choice.
You live in an empire, at the mercy of men, burn through as a brushfire then do it again.
And again.
And again.
(WHISPERS) What are you doing? It's called a dramatic pause, Jake.
Deal with it.
(MICROPHONE FEEDBACK) When you see me Oh.
Hey, hey! Stop him! Whoa.
Stop.
Stop! Escape attempt! Escape attempt! (ALARM BLARES) When you see me up here, you probably see a celebrity.
A role model, a pop icon, even.
But I'm just like you, now that I've given up magic.
(ALARM BLARES) Oi! There he is! Stop! Stop! Wait, where are you going? Stop.
My power, it's not my sense of style, though you'd be forgiven for thinking that on account of all this.
Get him.
Hey, come over here.
Get back here! Hey, whoa whoa whoa, stop.
Let me go! Well, that was a waste of energy, wasn't it? Let's try that again, shall we? My power was aa privilege that I wielded irresponsibly.
I was destroying Bremin and all my friends.
And friendships are the most important thing we have.
True friends, who never give up on each other .
.
even when the world says we should.
Welcome home.
What were you thinking, improvising like that? The crowd were totally into it.
I think you should stick to the script.
Sure, but if you want some razzle, it's going to come with a side serve of dazzle.
It's better to fly under the radar.
OK, minions, I get the message.
Can you ease up a bit? Keep him out of my sight.
Claude, please.
Give me five minutes with him.
Five minutes.
Your friend's taking a big risk, sneaking inside, pretending to be me.
Jesse's got guts.
Unlike me, you mean? You know, if I hadn't stopped using my powers, all of Bremin would have been destroyed, along with everyone in it.
Butbut the attacks haven't stopped.
They've just gotten worse.
That's because you and your friends keep using magic.
Our talisman's busted.
Our powers don't work here.
Wewe can't use magic.
We haven't done any magic.
Well, then, someone else is.
Who? Youryouryour elementals? They're locked up.
Magic is what started this and magic is what will end it.
No, it can't.
They lied to you.
They've lied to you about everything.
So what now, hm? Fight back.
Use your powers.
Get your gang back together and help me save mine.
What now? Yeah, it's just good to be back.
Prison, sweet prison.
It is not a prison.
It's an educational facility.
Of course it is.
Yeah, of course it is.
That's what I meant.
Education.
Later, Banda.
OK, so where do I Was it something I said? What are you doing? Nothing, sir.
Looking for you.
Just, ah, wanted to let you know Banda's performance went well today.
Good.
We have to get the public reporting.
We need eyes everywhere.
Right.
Riles.
Been meaning to ask.
What were you doing back there with the Niccos? Sir? Well, you were very quick to pull them apart.
Prisoners shouldn't make contact.
I didn't come down in the last shower, Riles.
So what is it you're not telling me? Doubles, they can't touch.
They'll eliminate each other.
What do you mean, eliminate? Disappear.
Cancel each other out.
You're kidding me.
So all we need to do is get the Niccos to high five and the Lukes to shake hands? Why didn't you tell me this earlier? We didn't have any doubles before.
Well, this is the answer we've been looking for.
This is the solution to the problem.
No, no.
We have to get them to talk first.
We can't eliminate the Niccos and the Lukes before we have the Heaths and the Jesses.
I mean, what if there's more? There could be triples or even quadruples.
We need more intel.
First, we get the proper intel, and then we eliminate magic from the world forever.
Mm.
I agree.
What are you doing here? Where to next? Therapy.
You go to therapy? No, Jesse, you do.
Oh, yeah, right.
I go to therapy.
No, you don't go to therapy, you are the therapist.
Me? II'm not a therapist.
I mean I aced Psych, but I don't think that really counts.
You graduated the program, you have a lot of insight.
You have been a patient here, have you not? Yeah, but A patient that was successfully cured.
I guess.
And what would you say, from your experience in therapy, was of the most benefit to you? Oh, boy.
Good question, Jake.
Solid question.
Um I have time.
I mean, it's like the moment the lights turn on, isn't it? One minute you're there thinking, "Oh, using powers is the only way," and the next, "Oh, we're gonna die!" (MIMICS EXPLOSION) But nothing specific stands out? No, it's hard to choose a favourite.
Wait, if I'm now the therapist, who's the patient? Patients.
Plural.
Oh, as in two.
Well, go get em, tiger.
Hello, Jesse's double.
So, welcome to therapy.
Um, I think you know why you're here.
No.
Why? Um To say no to magic.
Tough crowd.
How about we play a game, alright? It's a little game of 'How well do you know your friends?' OK, I'll take the silence as a resounding "Go ahead, Jesse.
We're all ears.
" Hi, my name's Jesse Banda.
I've been magic-free for 45 days.
I think this is the moment where you say, "Hi, Jesse" Just save it.
What's the point of this? How many times do I have to explain? (GUARD CLEARS THROAT) One minute you're thinking magic is lit, and the next minute some stranger called Zeb kidnaps your friends, andand you break your talisman and everyone's locked up, and everyone's giving you the stink eye.
Jesse? And then, goodbye, powers.
I mean, this is the essence of why we're here today, you know? Me talking to you, you talking to me, one talking to another, another talking to one.
It'sit's Alright, class, um, time for a trust exercise.
You two better catch me.
Of course.
You two are next.
You ready? Whoa! See, it wasn't so bad.
Totally working.
I'm almost ready to say no to magic.
Yeah.
See, I think we made some great progress, guys.
Where'd you get this? Friend on the inside.
Who? Not now.
You never mentioned one before.
Are you doubting me? These attacks are intensifying because of the elemental doubles.
Why haven't we found them, hmm? Why haven't we found their talisman? We have to find them.
We have to force them together so they cancel each other out.
Problem solved.
So what are we going to do, hmm? We're gonna force them together.
Come on, let me here you.
We're gonna force them together.
ALL: Force them together.
Now go get 'em! Are we sure about this? It'll work.
Nobody's going to second-guess guards bringing in prisoners.
OK, we go past the security gate, we go in through the entrance, and then we get a clear run to the cells.
Wait, no.
Right, left, left.
We've been down this passageway three times.
Oh, that's it? Then what? Awesome prison break.
(ALARM BLARES) Followed by rad world-saving escapades.
Protection spell now! Go.
Go, go, go! Hurry! Right, no biggy.
It'll be easy.
We have to elemental gangs.
Double the trouble.
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