Parallels (2022) s01e02 Episode Script

Against All Odds

Previously on Parallels I mean, seriously, are you that excited to become adults? I mean, it's just high school.
- 10:00 tonight, all right? - Yeah.
that I might ask Romane to be my girlfriend.
You said the power outage lasted five seconds.
Five seconds during which Romane, Bilal and Victor disappeared, and this guy appeared instead, is that right? It sounds crazy, but it's the truth.
- I believe you.
- Maybe they ran away.
Romane would never do that.
Don't be scared, please.
Sam, listen to me.
I'm Bilal.
The bunker, just before the lights went off in there, you were on the couch with Romane.
It's really you! We need to understand what went down and find the others.
Sam? Bilal? Come on.
Time to show us what you got.
Come on.
Come on.
Here we go.
Let's do this.
What is this? What's going on? What? PARALLELS Sam? Bilal? How did they do that? Sam! - Bilal! - Good job, guys.
Hold on.
How can it Hey! Guys, where are you? That was crazy! Hi.
This is Sam.
I'm not here, so leave me a message.
All right, guys.
Stop messing around.
They're not messing around.
Can you explain to me how they got out, since it was locked from the inside? And that the key was still in the door? - This must be a joke.
- No.
It's not like Bilal.
And Sam wouldn't do that to me.
We were about to kiss and then he disappeared.
Sam! Hi, you've reached Bilal's voice mail.
Leave me a message.
Don't freak out.
Know what we're gonna do? We'll stay here and wait for them.
Okay? Listen to me.
Maybe Sam and Bilal just went for a walk.
Or, uh Sam panicked when you were about to kiss, so he went outside and Bilal followed.
Panicked? What do you mean he panicked? I shouldn't be telling you, but he was scared about it.
You're his first girlfriend.
So we'll wait.
All right? And we'll take turns on watch.
Okay? Okay.
It'll be fine.
They could have gone home, right? Goodbye.
and Mrs.
Deslandes? Victor? Mrs.
Belkabir, I'm sorry for the wait.
I'll be with you right after, okay? So I asked you here Sorry.
I Yeah? Yes.
From the village to the dam.
Cover the whole stretch of the river.
Let me know when the divers get there.
The river is more than three kilometers away from the dam, so no need to worry, all right? It's procedure.
We leave no stone unturned.
Just so you know, we're combing the whole forest.
In cases like this, the first two days are crucial.
We got the alcohol test results back.
And they came back negative for Romane and for Victor.
Of course they did.
He's 13.
Well, considering we found fragments of a champagne bottle on site, we had to make sure.
Champagne? You took one of our bottles? You took it from home, is that it? I'm sorry, Mr.
They didn't drink it, so it's all right.
I knew it.
You pull a stunt every chance you get.
Whose genius idea was it to meet in the middle of nowhere at nighttime? - We know the answer.
- It was Bilal's birthday.
We all organized it.
Sam included.
My husband is just trying to say that Victor is always How should I say it? He always needs attention.
No, I don't.
Victor likes practical jokes.
What does he call it? Pranks, right? He's become an expert at it.
Not to mention Samuel's accident.
That wasn't on purpose.
- If you say so, sweetheart, but - I'm serious! It was an accident! What do you think I did? - What's it got to do with last night? - We're not accusing you, Victor.
But your brother is missing, so you need to tell us the truth! - I did tell the truth! - Hey, watch your attitude! Victor, maybe you can help us understand something that happened.
How would Sam and Bilal have gotten out since the door was locked from the inside? I don't know.
Victor, sweetheart.
Look at me.
If it's one of your pranks that went wrong, we need to know.
I promise we won't get angry.
You won't be in trouble.
I told you the truth.
Talk to me.
I know it all seems made up, Mom.
I was sitting there I closed my eyes.
We were about to kiss.
And I had dreamt of it so many times.
And then he disappeared.
And Bilal was gone too.
It was horrible.
Oh, honey, I'm sorry.
Hey, cutie pie.
I wanna go to dance class.
I want you to call me if you don't feel well, all right? I love you, Romane.
I love you, Mom.
- Hello.
- Hello.
I'm really sorry about your friends.
What happened was awful.
I hope someone will find them soon.
And I know the timing might not be great but I proposed to your mother last night.
You better make her happy this time around.
- Hey, how are you? - Good.
And you? - Long time no see, huh? - I know.
Yeah, yeah.
Hey, so do you still throw your poker games? - Yeah, man.
- What's the buy-in? - Five hundred.
- Oh, okay.
- You in? - Yeah, keep me posted.
- I might be interested.
- Yeah.
- All right.
Later, bye.
- Later.
Here's Bilal's picture.
Thank you.
Bilal wouldn't run away.
He and I very close.
I mean, couldn't he have, I don't know, but maybe he tried to spend the night in the woods, just for the thrill of it? Uh, no.
He loves spending his time just eating pizza and playing online.
He wouldn't know the difference between a regular mushroom and a poisonous one.
Look, it's just, um He's okay, and he's happy.
- He has no reason to run away.
- Are you sure about that? Well, yes, of course I'm sure! He's my son, okay? I was asking about the coffee.
- Wouldn't you prefer decaf? - Huh? It's your sixth coffee.
- It's, uh - Oh, right.
I'm sorry.
- You're right.
- May I? Sure.
- So noisy.
- Mmm.
Oh, you didn't mention Bilal's father.
Are they in contact? He died when Bilal was very young.
That's awful.
I'm sorry.
About About his father, I mean, not the coffee.
Coffee is a less serious matter, obviously.
I mean, of course it is.
That's what I meant.
That's, well, I Well, actually, I was sorry for the For both really For both.
I hope he's not lost somewhere in the wild.
My son is no adventurer.
This is Sam.
I'm not here, so leave me a message.
Romane mobile What's up? How are you doing? Bad.
And you? Same.
Did your parents get angry with you? No more than normal.
I can't stop thinking about it, Victor.
I feel like I'm going crazy.
Do you understand any of this? No.
Although, I might have an explanation.
Really? What is it? - It was Thanos.
- What? Seriously.
He made half of the Earth vanish.
There were four of us.
Doubt it.
He should've taken me and left Sam.
- What do you mean? - It's true.
It would have been better for everyone if I disappeared.
No way.
- Don't talk like that, Victor.
- Why not? Wouldn't you have liked it better if I was gone instead of Sam? No.
I would never want it that way.
I'm glad that you were there with me.
If you hadn't been there, I would have totally lost it.
You think they're all right? We'll hide you out until we figure what's going on.
Wake up, Daddy! You all right? You got really pale.
Uh no, I'm fine.
- Well, I think I'm fine.
- Okay.
What is this place? It's my grandparents.
But we never come here.
My parents don't have time.
The cops already checked it out.
They searched the whole place, so they won't come back.
It's safe for you here.
Oh, dang! This place is great.
Uh That's gross.
Well, I'll get you some groceries, but I'm not sure when.
- Don't worry.
I'll take care of it.
- No.
But the police are looking for you everywhere.
You can't be seen.
I'll just go fishing.
- Fishing? - Yeah.
- Do you know how to fish? - No.
Don't worry.
I'm a real man.
Well, I gotta go.
- I have to go to the police station.
- Okay.
- Are you ready? - For what? For explaining what I look like.
Thanks for coming, Samuel.
We'll be quick.
We just need to check a few things.
- Go ahead, Laurent, show him the portrait.
- Right.
So, if, uh There.
- All good? - Yeah.
All right.
Does he look like the man you described? No pressure, okay? Take your time.
- Yeah, that's him.
- Okay.
So let's I'm printing, yes.
I'm printing.
I'm printing.
Except for the glasses - He didn't wear any.
- No glasses? - You sure? - Yeah, no glasses.
- Okay, remove them.
- So no glasses - Above the lips.
- Uh It's just above the - Here, take them off.
- Yes, sorry.
- Yeah, they're still in the same place.
- Glasses.
You shouldn't eat at the computer.
And, um, he had a tattoo.
A dragon - on the neck - Right, a tattoo.
- that went all the way up to the face.
- Okay.
- Hold on a sec, Laurent.
- A tattoo? You didn't mention that to me yesterday.
That's not something you forget.
Yeah, but it's because I was in shock.
And I had flashes afterwards, and I remembered.
All right.
- Okay.
It's all right.
Go ahead then.
- I'm doing what I can.
So, it's more like this one? - More twisted? More.
uh - Yeah.
- More length.
- Right.
To the neck.
On the neck.
All right.
- Going all the way to the face.
- This way? - In the back.
- Diagonally? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- All good? Print it out now, Laurent.
- Yeah, I'll do that.
Just one thing.
He wasn't Arab.
He was white.
He had red hair.
- Red? - Red? - Red.
- Laurent, change it.
Very well, very well.
I have auburn Just type in "redhead," since he says it's a redhead.
Like that? Yeah, that's right.
- Want some water? - No, I'm good.
- A soda? - No, thanks.
Samuel? - You holding up? - I mean, not really.
My best friend, my brother and this girl who's a close friend are missing, so, no.
- Anyway, can I go? - Yes, of course.
Good morning, ma'am.
I have a package for you.
How did it go with the police? I needed to have one.
What is this? It's for your brother.
Sending him away to school is your plan? I know.
That must be why he ran away.
Ran away? What are you talking about? Didn't Victor tell you? No.
We had a tough conversation with him.
Sam, go to your room, please.
Go on, please.
Sam's perfect, right? No.
He's responsible.
If you keep doing this, you'll go to Holy Cross.
Holy Cross? In Switzerland? No.
I went to a boarding school myself.
I didn't die from it.
And look how you turned out.
It's a beautiful school, you know? Highly rated.
Not everyone is lucky enough to get in.
You'll be better off in a new school.
Start over on a new path.
"You'll just be far away from your brother and your friends.
" Just say you want me gone.
- That's it, isn't it? - Ah, Victor.
Well, I'm not going! - Make me and I'll - What? What will you do, Victor? Sam? Sam? Sofia just called me.
She'd like to talk to you, if you will.
- She's coming to pick you up.
- Um Okay.
Sam, you okay? Well, not really.
And you? Bad.
So I'm sorry.
I know the cops must have asked you this a thousand times, but But I'd like you to show me what happened the night you were all there.
- Will you? - Yeah.
Of course.
It's right here.
This way.
Oh, no.
Don't worry.
Just tell me anyway.
We're just having a good time together, and suddenly, nothing.
So then, when the light comes back on That man that was on the couch, you'd never seen him before? Uh, no.
Did he say anything? - No.
- It just makes no sense.
Retz told me that you changed his description.
You say he didn't wear glasses, right? Yeah, that's right.
No glasses.
I could swear he was wearing glasses.
Then again, I don't know anymore.
I shouldn't be telling you this, but that man he kept calling me "Mom.
" It was so weird.
- "Mom"? - Believe that? He also knew that I was supposed to go on a hike with Bilal.
He gave me all the details, as if Bilal had told him.
Why would he do that? What kind of freak would do that, huh? It's all I can think about.
I'm so lost.
Something doesn't add up.
What What happened? I think he's all right.
And I can't really explain why but I'm sure he is.
I wish I was sure.
But that's nice of you, Sam.
Ah, Mrs.
You want to understand too, right? There are just so many mysteries in this case.
Do you know how much krill a blue whale eats in a day? Yeah, me neither.
Yesterday, I was watching a documentary about whales and I love wildlife documentaries about wildlife and their And right before they were about to talk about their diet Zap.
Power outage.
It turned off before I got my answer.
Fortunately, I checked on the Internet afterwards, and it's four tons of krill per day.
Four tons.
Now, why am I telling you this? Because at 11:23 p.
, there was a power outage in the whole valley.
That's precisely when Victor, Bilal and Romane disappeared.
I hadn't made the connection.
You can't deny that coincidence is surprising.
I'd like to look at yesterday's error reports.
- Atlas? - Mm-hmm.
It's no longer a report.
More like an encyclopedia.
Just look at that.
- It'll mess up your head.
- Yeah, well, it's already a mess.
I have more important work for you to do.
You shouldn't be worrying about it.
But someone has to go through that report.
I thought we only had two attempts left before the dismantling.
Exactly, and that's in three days.
We'll never have time to solve this.
It's hopeless anyway.
Please don't waste your time.
But then how long will we have to wait till we can use it again? Four years.
Don't you think we should give it our all now? Let me try.
Quitting is not my style.
All right, there you go.
You won.
That's impossible.
Where do these anomalies come from? Just wait till you see this.
You had warned me.
Everything that could go wrong with Atlas went wrong.
It's a total failure.
Or it was a total success.
You're still up for it? Saturday 22 March Sam, sweetie.
Dinner's ready! All right.
Yes, I understand, but all of the police stations have been alerted, and the missing posters were nationally broadcasted.
If anything comes up, I'll call you.
Okay? Yeah.
All you can do now is wait.
There's nothing else to do.
We'll resume the search in the morning.
Have a good evening.
Okay, good night.
Victor, sweetie? Dinner's ready! Yes, I understand, but all of the police stations have been alerted Yeah.
and the missing posters were nationally broadcasted.
If anything comes up, I'll call you.
Okay? All you can do now is wait.
There's nothing else to do.
We'll resume the search in the morning.
Okay, good night.
- Wait, I'll help you.
- No, I'm fine.
I'm fine.
Look at me.
If it's one of your pranks that went wrong, we need to know.
I promise we won't get angry.
You won't be in trouble.
You pull a stunt every chance you get Whose genius idea was to meet in the middle of nowhere at nighttime? We know the answer.
What are you saying? That I should be like Sam? I'm not Sam.
You're always mad at me.
- We're not accusing you, Victor.
- Sweetie.
Just say you want me gone.
Not to mention Samuel's accident.
- That wasn't on purpose.
- If you say so, sweetheart I'm serious! It was an accident! What do you think I did? You took one of our bottles? If it's one of your pranks that went wrong, we need to know.
You took it from home, is that it? - He always needs attention.
- What will you do, Victor? But your brother is missing, so tell us the truth! - I did tell the truth! - Hey, watch your attitude!
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