Osmosis (2019) s01e03 Episode Script

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1 A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES [DANCE MUSIC BLARES] [MOANING] [PAUL] Fuck, Josephine.
What's wrong with her? Has she been drugged? Where did you get this? From the surveillance cameras.
There was nothing I could do.
I'm sorry, Paul.
I'll try to find out more.
I'll be right back.
[INAUDIBLE CONVERSATION] - [INDISTINCT CHATTER] - [WOMAN LAUGHS] This is bad shit.
I just spoke to the manager.
The room where Josephine was had been rented for four days, officially for a bachelor party.
I think they're after the algorithm.
They might have accessed the implant.
Not sure how.
It's imposs Wait, wait, wait.
"Accessed"? What do you mean "accessed"? Hacked.
It's impossible to hack the implant.
That's what you always said.
[INDISTINCT BACKGROUND CHATTER] - [ESTHER] Good evening.
- [POLICEMAN] Good evening.
We're here to report a kidnapping.
We have a video to prove it.
[ESTHER] I don't get it.
I can't think who would be skilled enough to retrieve the implant.
[GABRIEL] Maybe they just want to scare us.
There are so many people who'd like to see us screw up.
We are definitely spoiled for choice on that front.
[GABRIEL] But who? The humanists? Our competitors? Perfect Match? The guys who took Josephine had booked the room for four days.
And just when I show up, after only two days, they take off.
Wait, you think we have a mole here? [GABRIEL] No, no, that's going a bit far.
- [ESTHER] Martin? - Yes, Esther? Is it my fault that Josephine disappeared? I don't know.
But the adjustments made on Niels, Ana and Lucas could have caused a breach in the security system.
Swann, I'd like a full security audit.
Good morning.
Good morning.
We already ran a pen test yesterday.
Romeo did it.
Run it again.
I want you to do it.
I don't understand why you're asking me to do this.
Because that's your job.
Can you do it quickly, please? Thank you.
You're welcome.
Thank you.
Go get laid, you'll feel better.
[CHUCKLES] So true.
[DOOR OPENING] [LAUGHTER AND INDISTINCT CHATTER] I'll leave you to it.
See you later.
Hello, Thea.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] Thank you.
It's thanks to you.
It's insane.
It's magical.
I don't know what to say.
I never thought I'd find love this way.
Thank you.
Well, you're welcome.
I'm very happy for you.
I think they've got something big to announce.
Feng wants to get an implant.
We'll be connected.
Congratulations.
[Josephine] To us? [BOTH CHUCKLE SOFTLY] - [HIGH-PITCHED WHIRRING] - Excuse me.
[FOOTSTEPS FADING] Osmosis is an emotional prison.
You are condemned to spend the rest of your life with only one person.
Here at Perfect Match, we like freedom better.
The freedom to change partners because you have different desires, and you've changed.
[PAUL] It sounds like he's selling washing machines.
Finally, the freedom to fully experience your emotions because You see, Gabriel, they are dinosaurs.
your personal fulfillment is our job.
And I'm the meteorite.
- Martin? - [MARTIN] Done.
[GABRIEL] Did you get some sleep? What do you think? - Did you go back to the cops? I filed a missing person's report.
They're still not convinced but they're going to analyze the videos.
Okay.
Samuel Kahn is coming tomorrow with his group, the Mohicans.
I managed to salvage the situation after your sudden departure the last time we met him.
They've agreed to meet with us again.
They've analyzed the documentation, there'll be a few of them.
We have to convince them that Osmosis is reliable.
That I'm reliable.
Mm.
I really need you right now.
Without money, it's over.
Everything.
The beta test, our development program.
Everythng.
In three weeks, we shut down.
I'm here.
They want to see the meteorite.
You talk to them for ten minutes, you put on a show for ten minutes, and I'll handle the rest.
You can count on me.
I've checked the whole system.
The server, the implants, and I sent Martin the report.
Any ongoing attacks? The usual.
Silly botnets.
- Did you check the incoming IPs? - Yes.
[ESTHER] Okay.
You know you can talk to me, Esther.
If you'd tell me what it is you're looking for then maybe I could help you.
With the launch approaching I want to make sure that everything's working fine.
Are you around this evening? We could go for a drink? Sorry, I can't tonight.
[DOORBELL RINGS] [DOORBELL RINGS] Have you eaten? No.
Don't bother, I'm not hungry.
Do you want to drink something, at least? You look like hell.
Yeah, we can have a drink if you want.
We won't get wasted with this.
I don't get it.
I [HE SIGHS] What do you think? Really? She's been kidnapped, you saw that.
She didn't put up much of a fight, did she? She was drugged.
You said it yourself.
It has nothing to do with you, it's because of Osmosis.
Then it is because of me.
More because of me.
What are you talking about? You're not having second thoughts, are you? I'm so damn lonely, Paul.
I'm here.
[WHISPERS] I'm here.
[WHISPERS] I'm here.
[WHISPERS] What's going on inside my little sister's head? [CAR APPROACHING] [AUTOMATED GREETING] Welcome to Perfect Match.
[MARTIN] Esther? You have an important message.
Yes, Martin? I've got the feedback for Niels, Ana and Lucas.
The memories are beginning to activate.
[WATER LAPPING] [BIRDS TWITTERING] [YOUNG ESTHER] Come! Come! Come! [LOUISE] You're beautiful.
[ESTHER] Come! Come! Come in, the water's so warm! [LOUISE] You're beautiful You're beautiful [LOUISE'S VOICE ECHOING] You're beautiful You're beautiful [YOUNG ESTHER] Come in, the water's so warm! Come! Come! [NIELS GASPS] [BREATHES HEAVILY] [WHIMPERS] - [NIELS GROANS] - Niels? Wake up, sweetheart.
- [NIELS SOBS] - Wake up.
[KEYBOARD CLICKING] - Martin? - Yes, Esther? I need a breakdown of all the incoming data over the last 24 hours.
[BIRDS CHIRPING] [INDISTINCT CHATTER] [MATHIEU CHRISTO] Hello, Ana.
Don't turn around.
Ana, let me introduce you to Romy.
Did you find anything new out? Uh, I've brought you the guidelines, the ones with all the technical details.
They hand them to everyone they implant.
There might be something useful in there, I don't know.
[ROMY] I doubt it.
Otherwise, they wouldn't risk giving it to you.
[MATHIEU] And what about you? I'm okay.
Actually, no, I I've had some weird feelings.
- Kind of like hallucinations.
- [MATHIEU] Mm-hm.
Images and smells, like swimming pools.
- Stuff that doesn't belong to me.
- What do you make of it? I don't know.
That's interesting.
Maybe they're side-effects.
If it gets worse, we could lodge an appeal against the authorization of the testing.
How's it going with the sports teacher? Fine.
Where are you at? Hey, Ana! Wake up! - I thought you wanted a part of this? - Yes, of course I do.
- [MATHIEU] Steady on, Romy.
- [ANA] With you, I at last feel useful.
We don't have much time, Ana.
In one month, they're going to set up a huge conference to launch Osmosis.
Journalists from all over the world will be there.
Paul Vanhove will deliver a speech and show some images.
Then, at the end, they'll get someone who's been implanted up on stage.
We'd like that person to be you.
We want that person to be you.
Just be sure, you didn't really believe you'd find true love, did you? [PLAYERS SHOUTING] [INDISTINCT CHATTER] [CLAPPING] Whoa! [Leopold] I'll be right back, guys.
So? How's married life? [CHUCKLES] I bet you and Antoine have a little bathroom with matching sinks, - so you can brush your teeth together.
- No, actually, we don't.
But he does want us to get a cat though.
That's a bit worrying! Yeah, kind of, but I'm resisting for now.
I was right to dump you.
You're so much better now.
[DOG BARKING] [THUNDER RUMBLES] [RAIN PATTERING] [PHONE BEEPS] NEW TEXT FROM CLAIRE: I'D REALLY LIKE TO SEE YOU AGAIN.
[PHONE BEEPS] - Are you okay, sweetheart? - Yes.
- Are you sure? - Yes, I'm fine.
You had a nightmare last night.
Do you want to talk about it? No, I'm fine.
Stop worrying.
Mom! Leave that, I'll do it.
YOU BACK TO YOUR NATURAL COLOR? WAS IT HARD TO GET THE PAINT OFF? REALLY HARD.
I'VE STILL GOT SOME ON ME.
[THUNDER RUMBLES] [PAUL] Welcome to Osmosis.
I'm very happy to see you again under better circumstances.
Today, we are 27 scientists, engineers and creatives.
Tomorrow, there will be 200 of us.
The most brilliant minds on the planet want only one thing, Samuel: to work for Osmosis.
I assure you.
- This is what we call the atrium.
- Nice.
It's designed like a crossroad.
Exactly in the spirit of Osmosis.
Osmosis is about meeting, meeting love, but also, a meeting of ideas and talent.
Do you know what this place used to be in its former life? Anyone? Samuel? - No.
- I'm surprised.
Film studios.
A dream factory.
That's what our foundations are, our DNA.
Today, we're producing the greatest dream of all.
[GABRIEL] You're holding our brochure in your hands.
I realize you've already studied our file, but if you don't mind, I'd like to give some more detail on a few points.
Particularly page [GABRIEL CONTINUES SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY] [HIGH-PITCHED BEEP] [PAUL] Okay, so you find this funny? It's very serious, you know! You have to imagine a solitary soul floating through the night.
Another soul meets the first one and love emerges.
All thanks to Osmosis.
[CHUCKLES] You don't believe in it? I don't believe that love can be programmed like a computer.
- Hm? - You're right, it can't be programmed.
But you can read it, like a book.
Imagine a machine powerful enough to record each and every electrical impulse inside your brain.
Each and every hormone that goes up and down.
You're arousing me.
We've invented such a machine.
And we're going to build it right here.
[Josephine] I'm not sure I believe in the potential of your little video game, Mr.
Vanhove.
And yet, this is how I found you.
[WHISPERS] At least you know that is true.
Josephine, are you ready to carry, like me the brain implant that will change the world? [COMPUTER BEEPING QUIETLY] Here, for example, we have Lucas, one of our testers.
He's with his soulmate right now.
- [Leopold] It's really beautiful.
- [LUCAS] Look.
- What's that? - Look.
[BILLIE] All the data is received and displayed in real-time.
Here, for example, we can see the phenylethylamine levels rising.
Here, the hypothalamus.
[BIRDS CHIRPING] [LUCAS SIGHS] [BILLIE] See how they're being activated.
Like a rocket taking off.
How many implants can you monitor at once? A lot.
Thousands.
[GABRIEL] That's where we need your help, to increase our capacity.
We need more servers, more bandwidth, and more programmers.
[GABRIEL SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY] Do you know Peter Milner? He was a researcher in neuropsychology, like you.
He implanted electrodes in the brains of rats, to stimulate the areas that govern orgasms.
He placed a small pedal inside the cages to allow the rats to activate the electrode themselves.
Do you know what happened? The rats died because they pressed the pedal so often.
This is completely different.
You're talking about sex, I'm talking about love.
- They're governed by the same zones.
- Yes, they are the same zones, but we've moved way beyond electrodes.
I have a question for the fascinating Mr.
Vanhove.
Go ahead.
Could human beings bear a state of permanent happiness? What's this thing about a paint fight? With Claire, yeah.
We we got a bit carried away.
But it was, it was cool.
Tell me about it.
Uh, just when we were cleaning the paintbrushes and then, uh she she made a move.
And then we got carried away.
We, just We It was good.
It was fun.
Just fun? Yeah.
Here.
Look.
This is you when you met at the museum.
I really like what I see here and here.
It's the connections you're both making as you get to know each other.
But this bothers me.
There's a build-up of pressure.
Unusually high hormone levels.
Didn't you feel anything? No, I didn't feel anything, no.
I mean, I felt that I liked her.
That's normal, isn't it? I don't know, I could have gone further and I I didn't do anything.
- What is this, are you playing cops? - No, you're missing the point.
Actually, you're just like the others.
You think I'm dangerous, is that it? I dunno, I thought I could trust you more.
Exactly.
We'll prove that you can trust yourself.
We're here for you, but there's a discrepancy here.
Your urges are way too strong.
I must ask you to stop seeing Claire.
Just for a few days.
Six or seven at most.
Hey, a few days without seeing Claire, it's not the end of the world.
You're a funny, cute boy who sometimes has a hard time controlling himself, but it's only going to get better and better.
For now, just stop seeing her.
Okay? Niels? I need you to say it.
I'll stop seeing her.
WHERE ARE YOU? SHALL WE MEET? [CLAIRE] Come on! Hurry! [GIGGLES] It's great here! Come on! [GIGGLING] [CLAIRE] Aagh! [CLAIRE SQUEALS] [BOTH LAUGHING] Aagh! [BOTH SHOUTING] [NIELS YELLS] [BREATHING HEAVILY] Hey, hey! Hey! Hey! Answer me! [ESTHER] You wanted to see me? Yes.
I've checked the data for the last two days, and I got a little surprise.
- Well, three, actually.
- What? [BILLIE TAPS KEYBOARD] Incoming data.
On three of our testers.
Ana, Niels and Lucas.
They're quite small amounts, it's not Yes, but this is really not normal.
And look it happened at exactly the same time for all three.
[ESTHER] Maybe it's an antivirus update? On three testers? Esther, could it be that a hacker accessed the implants? No.
Do you realize what it would mean if someone were able to do this? I'm telling you, it's not the case.
The only reason we were granted the authorization to test and market the implants, was that we guaranteed the implants would emit and not receive.
They don't receive.
What is it then? Obviously nothing serious.
I'll ask Martin.
Ana mentioned some weird sensations, external memories.
And that was afterwards.
Billie, do you trust me? Yes.
I trust you.
If the implants ever get hacked, you'll know about it.
[DOOR BEEPS AND OPENS] I can't take it anymore.
[MARTIN] Would you like to spend some time with Tom? [TOM] Do you like it? Yes.
But it's not very sexy.
Yes, it is! I don't want to.
Hug me.
[TOM] As you like.
[ESTHER] I think I want to sleep.
[SAMUEL] We've re-read your results and your first test reports.
We're very impressed.
We're willing to invest up to 12 million euros in Osmosis to begin with.
Very well.
You're aware that we're developing a sensitive product that has become a societal issue? There will always be a few hotheads sending death threats.
We're not afraid.
[WOMAN] We have a few questions about the structure of the company, but nothing major.
The only thing we're not clear about is the prospect of monetization.
Eloan, right? What do you mean exactly? Making money.
- Mm.
I mean, how do you see it? - That's for you to tell us, Paul.
You have a lot of data on your customers and you've considered targeted advertising, I suppose? Yes, of course.
Cereal commercials, for example? Which play in 3D while people make love, with a cartoon dancing beaver? We'll obviously avoid cereal ads.
But there are other options.
Premium services, for example.
It seems a bit early to start discussing that.
Now is the time to discuss it, though.
I'm sorry if it upsets you, but our deal depends on it.
Well, you'll wait then.
I'm not going to do any old thing just because we're in financial trouble.
What Paul means is the priority is Osmosis, the project, the launch.
We're going to do some great things together.
- Have a good day.
- Goodbye.
Goodbye.
[ANTOINE] What is it? What's going on? [LUCAS CLEARS THROAT] Well Lucas, you make me rush all the way back here in the middle of the afternoon.
What's going on? I can see you're freaking out.
What is it, why? [SIGHS] Is it because things aren't the way they used to be at the beginning? But listen - frenzied passion can't last forever.
- Why not? Fortunately, there comes a time when things become more peaceful.
And that's a good thing.
I've seen Leopold again.
Your ex? The guy who is so toxic it took you two years to get over him? Yes.
The guy who cheated on you over and over again? - Yes.
- Okay.
We slept together, and I think I love him.
[ANTOINE SCOFFS] I'm sorry.
No.
I feel sorry for you.
- Antoine - What are you after? I don't get it.
I don't understand anything.
- Antoine - No, I don't wanna see your face again.
[DOOR SLAMS] [SIGHS] [DOOR BEEPS] [COMPUTER BEEPS] [DISTANT SLAM] [DOOR BEEPS] [DISTANT VOICES] Yes, hello, my name is Swann Cassini, customer number 607411.
I'm calling from car 624RK, I'm on my way to Opera Bastille and I made a mistake, I'd like to charge my company for the ride.
Yes, I am, I'm on my way to Opera Bastille.
Why? What address do you have? [INDISTINCT CHATTER] [WOMEN LAUGHING] [MUSIC PLAYING FAINTLY OVER PA] Would you like me to come back in five minutes? Tell me, is the mojito very strong? Would you like the alcohol-free version? Does that exist? Yes, a virgin mojito.
Then I'll have a beer.
Easy.
It's okay, you're not gambling with your life.
No, but she kind of crossed a line.
You mustn't go out in Paris much, they're all like that.
I must admit, I really don't see the fun in this, sorry.
Yeah.
[SNIFFS] Can you smell that? [SNIFFS] No.
- It smells like chlorine.
- [SIMON SNIFFS] [SURROUNDING CHATTER FADES] - [CHATTER RESUMES] - [SIMON] Are you okay? Mm Yeah, just No, nothing.
We're having a nice time.
Well, anyway, I'm fine.
Yesterday, I wasn't your type, tonight, we're having a drink.
It wasn't easy.
Yes.
I figured, maybe this guy's not just a coach with a six pack.
But I am still a coach with a six pack.
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Well, I am! Don't you like it? [BOTH LAUGHING] I'm proud of what I am.
Stop it.
You'll make me regret this.
You know what I'd like? For you to be proud of what you are too.
You're dreaming.
I like you.
Uh, excuse me.
I I've changed my mind, I'd like a real mojito.
[SIMON LAUGHS] [INDISTINCT CONVERSATION] [KNOCKING] Seeing as we're all here, let me take the initiative.
Yes, I'm going to work elsewhere.
At Perfect Match, to be precise.
And no, I haven't betrayed Osmosis.
What about the files you took? They were outdated applications that we don't even use here anymore.
But it mattered to them, like a token of integration.
- But it's it's hacking.
- It's unacceptable, Swann.
They're our competitors.
Worse.
They're the opposition.
You know full well it's a betrayal.
I don't understand you.
I don't get you, we've known each other years, you studied with Esther.
- You really don't understand, Paul? - No.
Exactly! Where is the collaboration? I don't know, the teamwork? The trust? Do you have any idea how you treat people, Esther? I'd have loved to continue working with you, really, I would, even if I'll be getting paid three times more at Perfect Match.
Because what you had at the beginning was really great.
But look at you both now.
The brilliant Vanhove siblings.
You're all alone.
[GABRIEL] If she's not the mole, then who is it? Paul? Are you all right? Yes.
[ESTHER] Do you feel nauseous? Yes.
You're reacting to Josephine's absence.
[GABRIEL] Paul, you can't work like this.
You should rest.
- [ESTHER] Where are you going? - [PAUL] Away.
[LOCK CLICKS] [ANA] Oh [ANA PANTING] [ANA CHUCKLES] Rum is actually damn good.
You know I usually the I don't really like beer, it tastes like pee.
But rum [CHUCKLES] You want me to order something to eat? - [ANA BREATHING HEAVILY] - [SIMON CHUCKLES] Why are you laughing? You're hammered, it's funny.
The fatty plucking up the courage to sleep with you.
- [SIMON SIGHS] - Hilarious.
Stop it.
Is that why you drank so much? To pluck up some courage? With me, if you want something, you should just ask me straight.
I'm no good at getting subtexts.
You said subtext.
[SIMON SNORTS] [ANA GROANS] [ANA SIGHS] [ANA GROANS] [ANA] I want to sleep with you.
So do I.
But not tonight.
Hm? Because you're completely drunk.
You have principles.
Mwah.
[GROANS] [SIMON CHUCKLES] in the fields of joy You don't understand your love And where it can bring you now I don't believe the way People live nowadays I don't believe the way People live nowadays [CRICKETS CHIRPING] Are you following me? So, you're the one who holds the Mohicans' purse strings? You're a dark horse.
- And you don't like that? - I don't.
No, I don't like it.
You seem to see things in a very black-and-white way, Mr.
Vanhove.
That's a shame.
I won't sign, you know.
We'll see.
[HORN BLARES] Anyway, who says I'm here to talk business with you? You and I are far too different.
What do you know? You, creator of Osmosis, do you trust appearances? [PAUL] Anyway, I'm already taken.
[ELOAN] A faithful heart.
It's true that you found your soulmate.
Yes, that's right.
Thanks to Osmosis.
Yes.
Thanks to Osmosis.
You found her.
You lost her.
Poor Josephine.
Wh What did you just say? Think before saying no to the Mohicans.
What? You know where she is? Maybe we can help get your smile back.
- Martin? - Yes, Esther? How far along are we? Memory insertion, 89 percent.
We're almost there.
Esther, urgent message from Paul.
COME.
NOW.