Osmosis (2019) s01e04 Episode Script

Crisis

A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Mr.
Vanhove? Mr.
Vanhove? Thank you for coming, Detective.
- So, how's the investigation going? - My superior called you.
- It's been halted.
- What do you mean "halted"? We followed all the leads we had, but a lot of people just disappear like that, overnight.
What about the video from Dark Pigalle? Didn't you watch it? It was obvious that she was in danger.
Didn't you agree to drop the case? No.
I never agreed to that.
- Did you talk to the cops? - Let me explain.
Fuck, did you tell them to drop the case? - Calm down.
- Answer me! Yes.
They called here.
You were out, so I took the call.
They hadn't found anything and the next step was to start investigating here, at Osmosis.
Paul, you know we're less than a month away from launching, every media outlet has their eye on us.
Can you imagine for a second a team of police officers entering Osmosis? I'm sorry, mate.
We need to be more discreet.
And I'm sure the Mohicans could help you find her.
Wait, you think the Mohicans kidnapped Josephine? But that makes no sense, they want to invest in us.
[PAUL.]
You're so naive.
Don't you find it strange that they know so much about Josephine? - Do you know who this woman is? - She's their accountant.
She's more than that.
Eloan Spivack.
She's the Mohicans' risk manager.
- [ESTHER.]
What kind of risks? - Do you remember when the Pegasus Club blocked the servers in all the hospitals last year? - [ESTHER AND PAUL.]
Yes.
- She was the negotiator.
She has incredible connections.
That's why she knows.
I'm sure she can help us.
Okay.
So, it's magic.
No, it's magic, it's just a coincidence they also want to sign with us.
Yes, it's blackmail.
They've kidnapped Josephine to make us fall for them.
But we needed them regardless, why would they do that? Gabriel, I'm the one who has to sign.
Don't forget that.
[NIELS' MOM.]
Are you okay, sweetheart? I got your message.
You never came home last night.
What's going on? - I looked for you everywhere.
- I'm here, Mom.
What did you do? Did you do something wrong? No, I didn't do anything.
Why do you always have to imagine the worst? I've done nothing wrong.
I was so afraid.
[SHE SIGHS.]
[CLAIRE.]
Come on! Come on! [CLAIRE'S LAUGHTER ECHOING.]
[CLAIRE CHEERING.]
Why don't you yell at me? I was afraid, Niels.
I was afraid for you, that's all.
But you're always afraid.
Can't you just act like a normal mother instead of being afraid all the time? Your results show very conflicting feelings.
You seem both worried and excited.
Well, yes, kind of.
Is everything okay with Leopold? Yes, great.
But everyone else seems to think I'm really screwing things up, but Well, mainly because I've dumped Antoine, the the guy I was with before.
And does that surprise you? No, no, no.
Not coming from my mates, to be honest.
But you you don't seem very convinced either, when it's Osmosis I made the right decision, so it can't be otherwise.
That's the main idea, right? I made the right decision, didn't I? You're taking part in a study protocol.
Do you know what that means? Yes, it means I'm here to make sure it works.
Yes.
And with every study comes a margin of error.
We estimate it to be about 20 percent.
[SIGHS.]
What you're telling me is that I could be your margin of error? Maybe.
Actually, I don't usually say that, but it seems you're about to make an important decision.
Is there any way of knowing for sure if I am the "margin of error"? We'll find out along the way.
Actually, I I don't really get it.
I thought the whole point of Osmosis was to be sure.
No, it's to find your soulmate.
That's not quite the same thing.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
[SIGHS.]
[SIMON.]
"Good morning, Ana.
I'm off to work so make yourself at home.
Just kidding, you are home.
You must be pretty hung over, so I'd recommend some hot lemon juice, it should help.
Kiss.
" Hi, Simon.
Thanks for the croissants.
That's sweet of you.
Hm "Adorable.
" Hm "Nice.
" It's more neutral.
[PHONE BEEPS.]
[PHONE BUZZES.]
ROMY: HOW DID IT GO WITH YOUR SPORTS GUY? GIVE US SOME NEWS.
- [BILLIE.]
How are you? - [NIELS.]
Fine.
[BILLIE.]
How was your evening? Fine.
I stayed home, took it easy.
Took it easy? That's good.
It wasn't too hard not seeing Claire? A little, yeah, but it's okay, I'm holding out.
You went missing last night.
I just went out for some air.
Your implant was switched off until this morning.
Why did you disconnect yourself? We need to trust each other, Niels.
If we can't do that, we're finished.
Have you seen Claire again? Yes or no? What happened? [NIELS.]
Claire! Claire! Oh! I hurt her.
Claire! [VOICE ECHOES.]
Niels? [SOBS.]
I hurt her.
I thought I'd killed her.
[SOBS.]
[NIELS.]
Hey! Claire! [CLAIRE COUGHS AND GASPS.]
But I didn't kill her, she she's fine.
She won't be coming back though.
There's a good chance she'll never come back.
So, you can stop worrying.
[FOOTSTEPS.]
[MARTIN.]
Esther.
Billie is here.
Esther? Can I bother you for a second? You asked me to warn you in case anything happens with Niels.
What's going on? He's not stable.
He assaulted Claire.
I've sent you a detailed report.
He turned his implant off.
Shit.
Okay, I'll take a look.
It's probably connected to his sexual impulses.
I think allowing him into the program might be dangerous.
He's young, that's all.
No.
This kid has a real problem.
The implant is not there to cure him.
I really don't think it's your job to be concerned about such things.
No.
But I work with them, so I'm the one who has to deal with the consequences.
Sorry, I didn't mean to upset you.
I'm just stating a fact.
We all have our roles.
If mistakes are made, we'll adjust the process accordingly.
Okay.
[SIGHS.]
[EARS RINGING.]
[RINGING TONE.]
[PHONE BUZZING.]
[EARS RINGING.]
[PHONE STILL BUZZING.]
[BREATHES RAGGEDLY.]
[CHOKES.]
[RINGING TONE.]
[MARTIN.]
Esther, Paul's vitals: cortisol 300.
[BREATHES HEAVILY.]
Paul, are you okay? She was there I was alone but she was there.
Wait.
Where? On V-Eternity, she was there.
You're not connected.
How could you have gotten there? I don't know.
I don't know, but it turned itself on.
She must be trying to connect.
How did it start? At a specific time? What was happening? Nothing.
I was in pain, that's all.
[DOCTOR.]
Paul, I've got your test results here.
We're dealing with a severe degeneration of your physical and intellectual functions.
I don't need a lecture on Eisenmann, okay? Then, you'll know there's no treatment.
You have a fifty-fifty chance of carrying the gene.
If you are I'll slowly decline, to the point that I'll be paralyzed, blind and half crazy.
[CHUCKLES LIGHTLY.]
And I'll keep dying for years, just to make sure I make my family's life a misery until the bitter end.
Yes, I know all of that.
You must have activated the emergency channel.
What's that? A channel that's activated by stress hormones.
How does that work, exactly? You have to feel fear and pain.
I'm already afraid, and I'm already in pain.
[ESTHER.]
It's Josephine's absence that's making you sick again.
Are you ready? I'm going to try something drastic to reconnect you both.
Go ahead.
[ESTHER.]
Josephine might pick up your signal this time.
Can you breathe? Not really.
But that's what we need.
Right, as soon as you feel her presence, you move, okay? Okay.
Okay, Martin, can I have the data? Okay, Esther.
- Cortisol plasma? - Rising.
[BREATHES DEEPLY.]
Cortisol: 310.
Rising.
ACTH: 70.
Rising.
- Any incoming requests? - None.
What about the directory databases? Check again.
Nothing.
I'm sorry.
He's connected, but she's not.
What the hell is she doing? [LABORED BREATHING.]
Cortisol: 330.
Rising.
- ACTH: 95.
Rising.
- Come on Esther, signs of respiratory failure.
- [ALARM BLARING.]
- [PAUL GASPING FOR AIR.]
[GASPS.]
[PAUL BREATHES RAPIDLY.]
[MARTIN.]
Esther, we should stop the experiment.
- No! - [ALARM BLARING.]
I'm receiving requests on port 616.
- She's trying to make contact.
- [PAUL GASPS FOR AIR.]
What is that? It's a signal coming from her.
- [PAUL GRUNTS.]
- Esther, he's suffocating.
[PAUL GASPS.]
Give me a second.
The situation is life-threatening.
I must call for help.
There's something wrong with the segmentation.
I don't understand! Respiratory failure.
Respiratory failure.
- [PAUL GRUNTS.]
- Respiratory failure.
[GASPS.]
[WHISPERING VOICES ECHO.]
- [ALARM BLARING.]
- [PAUL GASPS FOR AIR.]
[BREATHES DEEPLY.]
Did you see her? [BREATHES HEAVILY.]
She was so close.
There was a a kind of a sculpture I really felt like I was going through to the other side.
That's why she came.
[PHONE BUZZING.]
Yes? [INDISTINCT VOICE SPEAKING ON PHONE.]
Pierre Larsen, Niels' father.
I understand.
You probably thought Niels didn't have a father.
We're not here to talk about that.
Let's not bring that up again.
Please, we're here to talk about your son.
Niels is still a minor, so you're responsible for him and you need to decide.
Both of you.
What's this about? Removing Niels' implant.
I explained the situation to you.
Now, you're the ones who must decide if Niels should remain in the test or not.
[PIERRE.]
What do you feel for that girl? Dad, you have to meet her.
You have to meet her.
She makes me whole She's She's funny, she's sweet, she [STAMMERS.]
Since the day I met her, everything's changed.
I I want to get up in the morning, I I do loads of things.
I'm becoming someone.
You have to meet her.
You'll love her, she's [PIERRE.]
I'm here, son.
I know you'll find love and you don't need their program to do that.
We'll quit the test.
It's for the best.
- You can't decide just like that! - It's the right decision.
No, we're going to stick with it, okay? It's working fine.
Everything's going great.
- We'll keep things the way they are.
- You assaulted the poor girl.
[YELLS.]
Fucking hell! You're a pain in the ass! Shit! Fuck! [TURNS TAP ON.]
[THUMPING.]
[NIELS YELLS.]
Shit! [FOOTSTEPS.]
I was in the room next door for the routine check-up.
You know, people do that all the time in the movies but in real life it's impossible to break a mirror.
I know, I've tried.
Are you all right? Hey, Niels.
What's going on? They want to remove my implant.
Shit, I've really fucked up.
Fucking hell.
[SIGHS.]
I'm quite familiar with that kind of situation.
You wanna talk about it? Where are my parents? Niels, your parents made a decision.
What does that mean? My mom agreed, is that it? The problem is you're underage so we shouldn't really have included you in the test in the first place.
Well, I shouldn't have.
Your father is opposed to you continuing to be part of this.
Legally speaking he can hold us accountable.
We have no choice.
You're still young, Niels.
With the proper medical and psychological care, you'll get through this.
That's the most important thing.
Love will come later.
It's not like I haven't tried already.
Listen, it seems your father is willing to be there for you.
Things might be different.
So, you're going to remove the implant then? Yes.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
I need to talk to you.
Me too.
Go ahead, I'm listening.
There's been an incident with one of our beta testers, Niels.
We're going to remove his implant.
Niels is the the kid you cared so much about, right? You must be disappointed.
Yes.
Well, more than disappointed.
Would you be prepared to cover for me, help delay the implant removal? Some kind of bureaucratic excuse that comes from the top.
It's scheduled for tomorrow, the parents are really keen.
So is Billie, actually.
Why do you want to delay it? - I need some time.
- What for? [SHE SIGHS.]
This isn't easy to say.
Um - Hm? - But I have to tell you anyway.
I need him to cure Mom.
What are you talking about? Paul, it's for Mom.
Let her stay the way she is, she's fine.
- That's what you think, but I don't.
- We've already been through this.
- Why are you so mad at her? - Let's drop the subject.
Let's pretend she doesn't exist.
Do you really think that'll work? Stop it, that's not the point.
What the hell have you done to Niels? [BEEPING.]
[MARTIN.]
Paul, urgent message.
YOU HAVE A NEW MESSAGE: JOSEPHINE Osmosis implants benefit from the most advanced encryption technology in the world.
Security is built into the core of its architecture.
It is completely protected against malicious intrusions.
[ESTHER.]
It can't be true.
They must have forced her to read a script.
Josephine is not here anymore.
Josephine is not here anymore.
Martin.
[MARTIN.]
Here.
What is this video? Where did it come from? First, it was sent through a virtual server.
They've erased the metadata, so it can't be traced.
Second, I had Martin watch it, it's genuine.
Of course, it's genuine.
What do we do now? We'll try to make contact with her again, as soon as you're ready.
I don't know what they've done to her, but I'm sure it can be undone.
Yes, well like you were sure that the implants were secure.
Right.
[PHONE BEEPS.]
Yes, I'd like to speak to Eloan Spivack, please.
Thank you.
- Paul, it's the only way.
- All right, all right.
[DISTANT CONVERSATION.]
[BILLIE.]
Do you want to sleep with him? Yes.
Well, do it then.
Well, no.
[SIGHS.]
Then don't do it.
You've known him for less than a week.
Where's the rush? It's not that simple.
Listen, I'm guessing that until now your love life has been a bit complicated.
So just enjoy it.
Take your time.
How long do you wait before having sex? What about the physiological aspect? The hallucinations you've been having? Have they settled down? No.
Not at all.
They're worse.
When I was in the bar with Simon, I saw a little girl wearing a swimming costume, and it stank of a swimming pool.
[MUSIC PLAYING FAINTLY OVER STEREO.]
[LUCAS.]
Here.
Here, try this.
Thanks.
Hey, Leopold! Come on, let me introduce you.
- [LEOPOLD.]
Hi.
- [WOMAN.]
Hi.
[LEOPOLD.]
Hi.
Leopold, this is Malia.
A friend and colleague.
- And the queen of tomatoes.
- Nice to meet you, Queen of Tomatoes.
And happy birthday.
Sorry, I don't have a gift.
That's fine.
Leopold and I used to be in a relationship, and we're getting back together.
[MALIA.]
Can I talk to you? - Get yourself a drink.
I'll be back.
- Mm-hm.
You've brought your ex along? That's not cool.
Where's Antoine? Antoine's not coming.
I dumped him, we're through.
And that's a good thing.
It's okay, that's just how life goes, people split up and they get back together.
You always said, "Enjoy yourself, follow your desires.
" And that's exactly what I'm doing, Malia.
What's wrong with you? Are you crazy? What do you mean? Fuck, I'm telling you, I'm happy! Can't you just be happy for me? Are you really happy? Fuck.
You love an amazing guy who loves you back, and you're happy to leave him? You're pissing me off, Malia! - Everything okay? - Yeah.
[MUSIC PLAYING SOFTLY IN BACKGROUND.]
You're beautiful.
Really? [ANA SIGHS CONTENTEDLY.]
[ANA BREATHES DEEPLY.]
[ANA.]
Wait.
Wait.
You want to stop? No.
Us meeting was no accident.
I'm taking part in the Osmosis test.
The implant thing? Yes.
Actually, I know, yeah.
You know? Yes.
Last time, you fell asleep right away.
I tried reading one of your books Well, anyway.
I spotted their leaflet lying around, and it was about that.
And you don't mind? It's some kind of app, right? Not exactly.
We don't care, do we? I met all my girlfriends through apps.
[ANA SIGHS.]
[ESTHER.]
Are we good to go? I tried to be ready for anything.
What will you do then? What will I do? Well, once you're connected to her.
How will you fix her? I'll use you to install a rootkit in her implant.
A rootkit that does what? That That gives me access again and lets me correct the wave trains.
"To correct" means to rewrite.
You can't rewrite wave trains.
Yes, you can.
No.
No, you can't.
Yes.
You can.
Is this what's happening to Niels? Is that what you're doing for her? Yes, that's exactly what I'm doing for Mom.
I'm using Ana, Lucas and Niels' implants.
I've inserted a memory into them that I'll then re-implant in Mom.
Together, the three of them are a perfect match for her.
That's exactly what the world fears we might do.
If people find out, Osmosis is over.
Just go, please.
Go.
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[FOOTSTEPS RUNNING AWAY.]
[MARTIN.]
You're in the dark, Esther.
Yes.
You're not sleeping, you're not fully lying down.
Do you want anything? No, Martin.
[SNIFFLES.]
Thank you.
[SNIFFLES.]
Are you crying? Yes.
[SNIFFLES.]
I have to hurt him even more, but it could kill him.
And if I don't do it, he'll get sick again.
You have not analyzed all the parameters.
You need to analyze all the parameters to find the solution.
I've restricted myself to the most relevant parameters.
Paul loves you.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING.]
Hello.
[ELOAN.]
Obviously, you wanted to meet somewhere neutral.
I think you could compete with Martin.
Martin? Martin.
Martin is our robot.
I'll take that as a compliment.
Right, let's not waste time.
I think you demonize me, Paul.
We're eager to work with you.
Really, we are.
Osmosis is more than just a business.
It's an idea, a door that's open to the future.
That's exactly what we like about it.
I got that.
We'd like to offer you our skills and operational power, our financial strength, and more.
And we're really keen on what the project means.
But if you don't want us in, so be it.
There are other projects.
Elsewhere.
Okay.
What about Josephine? It so happens that we have skills on that matter too.
Are you really able to find her? Yes.
Mohican is a top-ranking international organization, with razor-sharp strategies.
And a vast network.
So, yes, we can hope to find her.
But is it the coincidence that bothers you? The signing, the kidnapping.
Exactly.
We can separate the two.
Could you elaborate on that? I'll try to solve the Josephine case.
We delay the signing.
And we talk about all of this again afterwards.
- What are you doing here? - I I've brought you some croissants.
Yes, I can see that.
I'd like to talk to you.
Thanks.
Okay.
Did you hear about the implant? Osmosis? I got myself implanted.
Antoine, don't take it personally.
On the contrary, I wanted to be sure.
The thing you swallow, right? Hm? With the implant there are no more doubts about the love you feel, you know.
It becomes obvious.
That's how it is.
It's You - You get a circle under your skin.
- A circle under your skin? - Uh - Yeah But with me, at the beginning, you felt it.
- Yes.
That's not it.
- With Leopold too.
All of a sudden you're not sure anymore.
And you really think that that implant will make it come back? But you're completely out of your mind.
Go ahead, eat your goddamn croissants.
Leave the keys on the table, take your things and go.
[DOOR OPENS AND SLAMS.]
- [BIRDS CHIRPING.]
- [CHURCH BELL TOLLS.]
[ROMY.]
Hey.
Hi.
What are you doing here? You've stopped answering our messages.
Are you avoiding us? No.
Actually, I'm not sure I'll be able to help you after all.
[ROMY.]
We knew you'd say that.
We predicted it.
Let me guess what's next; this guy, you misjudged him, he's adorable.
And you're even wondering if you're falling in love.
Honestly, Ana, I feel sorry for you.
Let me remind you, there's an implant in your brain.
He doesn't have an implant and it still works.
No, you're under the illusion that it works.
That's the system.
I'm worried about you, Ana.
You're under the influence.
This guy doesn't love you, he's just having fun.
- No.
- You're a clever girl.
I know that deep down you don't really believe it.
You know I'm right.
I heard you also met a young guy.
- Does he have an implant too? - Niels? It didn't look like he was doing all that well.
Christo is expecting some information.
What did they do to him? They want to remove his implant.
[ROMY.]
Why? Because he attacked his girlfriend.
He didn't mean to do it, it's complicated.
Right, I've gotta go, I'm running late.
We'll be in touch again very soon.
[BILLIE.]
I'll place the callback on your forearm.
The nanorobots will migrate along your veins to the callback.
Then, we pull them out with a needle.
It won't hurt.
[DEVICE WHIRRING AND BEEPING.]
[LOUD CLATTER.]
[NIELS.]
I'm keeping it.
You hear me? I'm in charge.
[MACHINES BEEPING.]
[DISTANT VOICES.]
[BEEPING CONTINUES.]
You came.
Yes.
You're right, I mustn't forget.
I'm trying to cure her, Paul.
I'm really sorry for having done all this, and even more sorry for not telling you.
But I knew you'd stop me.
Does it work? Almost.
I don't know yet.
Well, will she wake up the same as before? She was ill before.
You know that.
How will it work for Josephine? Give me something that has sentimental value for both of you.
[MEDICAL APPARATUS BEEPING QUIETLY.]
[PAUL.]
An apple? [ESTHER.]
An apple? [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
Yes, an apple.
[PAUL BREATHING RAGGEDLY.]
[PAUL GRUNTS.]
[GASPING FOR AIR.]
[GASPS.]
[MURMUR OF CONVERSATION.]
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
- Did you take anything? - No.
- Do you want one? - No, that won't help.
[HE COUGHS, BREATHES HEAVILY.]
I feel like I feel like I'm dying.
[INHALES DEEPLY.]
[BREATHES RAGGEDLY.]
Fuck, I need help.
I swear we'll find her.
[HE BREATHES HEAVILY.]
Stop that.
Esther, your memory has been successfully transferred from Niels, Ana and Lucas' implants to Louise's brain.
Implantation complete.
[MONITOR BEEPING STEADILY.]
[BEEPING SPEEDS UP.]
[SIGHS.]
[PHONE BUZZING.]
Hello? Hello? [WOMAN.]
Paul? It's Josephine.