Siren (2018) s02e12 Episode Script

Serenity

1 [CALVIN.]
Previously on Siren [BETH.]
Members of the group rarely leave.
When they do, people remember.
What happened to your folks wasn't right.
I'll never forget it.
[TED.]
You were asking about the well.
There used to be a cottage next to it, am I right? - That's right.
How 'd you know that? - [MOVIE PROJECTOR RUNNING.]
For you.
So you remember me.
[RYN.]
Others in danger.
He save them, but he die.
Can we just Just fact check? So the three of you are working with the military to get some genetic goo out of Ryn, and because of all of this, - Ryn just went beast mode - [SCREAMS.]
and how about the fact that Ryn just did her thing to you, and you're acting like it's nothing? [RYN.]
Maddie is not okay.
I mean, I'm sorry, but y'all need to get your damn heads checked! [SCREAMS.]
[TICKING CLOCK ECHOING.]
[SCRAPING.]
[TICKING.]
[NICOLE, VOICE ECHOING.]
Maddie? Maddie? Maddie? You okay? Sorry.
What was the question? Have you ever suffered from delusions? Hallucinations? No, I haven't.
I mean, not before this.
Can I get some water? Yeah, of course.
[DOOR OPENS.]
How much longer? I'm not sure.
I'll try to speed it along.
Why they keep Maddie there so long? Asking questions.
They're trying to understand what's going on inside her head.
It's called a psychological evaluation.
I see you're an only child.
Raised mostly by your stepfather.
Your mother wasn't always your primary caregiver.
It says here she attended inpatient substance abuse rehabilitation - [TICKING GROWS LOUDER.]
- three separate times.
[VOICE ECHOING.]
Do you think those circumstances could've contributed to your current difficulties? Excuse me? [NORMAL SOUND.]
Often, a child raised in a home with a history of substance abuse displays a lack of impulsivity control Stop! You have no idea who I am or what I've been through.
Maddie, she just wants to get the full picture of what this all means, where your reactions stem from.
You're not being attacked here.
You don't know me.
You know what? Screw this.
Let me out of here.
Maddie, please.
Let us help you.
I want out! - Maddie - Don't.
Maddie's not okay.
You go through this, too? In your head? In a different way, yeah.
Same feeling, though.
Out of control.
I help Ben and Maddie.
[BONES CRUNCHING.]
[SCREAMING.]
[HIGH-PITCHED CALL.]
I tried searching online, but the paper's digital archives only went back so far.
Is this is everything from 1962? Yeah, anything that predates the web will be found on this floor.
Oh.
Myself included.
[LAUGHS.]
Thanks.
No worries.
[MYSTERIOUS MUSIC.]
[GASPING.]
[BEN.]
How are you feeling? Myself again.
It's like something triggers me.
I act out, and afterwards, I'm aware of what I did, I just don't know why I did it.
I know what you mean.
It's like another side of you takes over.
I'm sorry about what happened at your parents' house.
It's okay.
That night, I thought I saw Ryn on the road, but she wasn't there.
And maybe there's no fixing it The song.
I mean, what if this is it? Our new normal.
We're gonna figure it out.
We're gonna be all right Ryn.
She is healer.
She will help us.
[SHOOTING SOUND EFFECTS.]
- [XANDER.]
Gotcha.
- [NICOLE.]
This is too easy.
Yaah! [XANDER GROWLS.]
Okay, fine, fine, fine.
All right.
No pictures, please.
Easy, easy, easy.
If that was Whack-a-Mole, I would have just swept the floor with you.
Okay.
Whatever helps you sleep at night, McClure.
For the record, I was more into Nintendo as a kid.
You know, like Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, Legends of Zelda.
Sonic the Hedgehog.
Okay, that was Sega, not Nintendo.
You're failing me, Martinez.
You're failing me.
Well, it sounds like you had a very active social life.
Oh, you have no idea.
My dad never let me play video games.
He thought they "reduced academic achievement.
" Those were his words, not mine.
Okay, then how'd you get so good then? Played them anyway.
This feels good.
What? This.
You and me.
It almost feels normal.
I know what you mean.
I propose a toast.
Hmm.
To, um To this, right here.
To leaving all that crap in the past.
And, um, to honesty.
To honesty.
[HELEN.]
Did you know about this? Did you know it was arson? Don't you think I would've mentioned it? This is all way before my time, Helen.
Well, did your father ever say anything to you? You know as well as I do, my father was never a big sharer.
Well, according to this, my parents were staying in your family's cottage the night of the fire.
Why would your family have been staying in our cottage? Your guess is as good as mine.
But this article says it was arson, which means my father was murdered.
Are you suggesting my family had something to do with that? I'm just stating the facts.
[SIGHS.]
I'm sorry.
"No suspects were identified.
"Motivation for the crime remains unclear.
" Look, I'm sure that there is a perfectly logical explanation for all this.
[MYSTERIOUS MUSIC.]
Hands.
Do what she says.
[SHELLS CLACKING.]
[SINGLE MERMAID'S SONG ECHOING.]
[SHELLS CLACKING.]
[CHORUS OF MERMAID VOICES ECHOING.]
[GASPS.]
Can you help them? No.
Too strong.
In head.
You know how.
Tell me.
Humans help us get back in water.
Now we must help humans.
The song, it hurt Ben and Maddie.
Tell me how to help them.
There is place where sound heals.
Ryn, what's she talking about? There is place.
In the ocean.
Secret place where sound is kept.
My mother tell me about it when I was young.
Have you been there? No.
Only healers go.
I tell you where.
Humans cannot go.
Too deep in water.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
[KYLE.]
Okay, let me get this straight.
You want to use the Navy's resources to investigate this, um What'd you say it was? An oceanic sound source.
From what Ryn told us, it seems to be some kind of underwater echo chamber.
And she believes going down to this chamber might help with the effects of this song? If we can get there, yes.
You know how far-fetched this sounds? [BEN.]
A few months ago, I would've said the same thing about mermaids.
[SCOFFS.]
You know, when I was deployed in Kuwait back in '91, my unit's motto was "in God we trust.
"All others we monitor.
" Meaning what exactly? You're a civilian, asking me to lend you multi-million dollar research equipment.
Why should I put my trust in you? Funny.
I asked myself the same thing about It could be an opportunity to shed some more light on the song, sir.
Okay, but you're in charge.
Yes, sir.
Anything they see down there, I want to see, too.
- You understand me? - Copy.
And I want this entire expedition fully documented.
[NICOLE.]
Yes, sir.
There.
You see that? Wait.
It looks like a person.
A person in a place impossible to reach without gear.
That's why they're sweeping this whole eco-terror attack under the rug.
Who is? The military, man.
I've been working at Klesco for almost five years.
Last year, they put away a tree hugger just for taggin' a ship with a peace sign.
They don't just let things go.
So you're telling me the United States military stepped in and is covering up the attack on the drillship? That's what I'm saying.
Days after the attack, Feds came in and swiped all the footage.
Not all the footage.
[DOOR OPENS.]
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
That one still has lipstick on it.
Oh, yeah.
See, that's, um That's actually my glass.
I just haven't finished drinking from it yet.
Not really your shade.
Really? Mm, I don't know.
Um, are you hungry? We got a new Cajun quesadilla on the menu.
I can fire up the grill.
Xander, I owe you an apology.
What I did was completely out of line.
I was messed up.
Because of the song, right? It lowered my inhibitions, these old feelings came up, and you got caught in the crossfire, Xan.
- I'm sorry.
- "Old feelings.
" I wasn't myself.
Yeah.
I figured as much.
It's been awhile since you pounded a pitcher like a frat boy on pledge week.
But, um, I mean, you're okay now, yeah? Getting there.
Look, um, so your mom stopped by to see me.
And she says that you're in a relationship with Ben and Ryn.
Why would she tell you that? She's worried about you.
So am I.
I mean, are you sure that this thing that's in your head, it's not making you think that you have feelings for Ryn? I mean, what if that's not real either? I mean, you have no idea what this thing could be doing to you.
I had feelings for her before it happened.
You know, you don't always need to worry about me, Xander.
I can take care of myself.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
What is it? We find more Male, female.
But no young.
We will make more babies.
When tides change.
Safe to show humans place? Yes.
It is safe with Ben and Maddie.
It's capable of reaching depths of 4,000 meters.
[BEN.]
The sub in Washington only went as deep as 1,200 meters.
[MADDIE.]
You're moving on up since your grad school days.
[BEN.]
Apparently.
What's its max speed? Goes up to four and a half knots.
Cameras are placed on each beam.
They'll be our eyes from the ship, help us document the whole journey.
All right? Let's get you inside.
This goes in water? With us inside? That's the idea.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Ooh! My break's only ten minutes.
Thanks for meeting me.
So this is where you work? It's cute.
Yeah, it pays the bills.
What do you wanna talk to me about? Your friend, Helen.
What about her? Don't take this the wrong way, but how sure are you she can be trusted with our secret? It's her secret, too, Beth.
She's one of us.
She's known this her entire life.
She's very outspoken.
We're not safe.
You know that, right? The more people who know about us, the more danger we're all in.
She's not gonna do that to us.
How do you know that? - [SIGHS.]
- [MEN OUTSIDE CONVERSING.]
What? [DOORS SLAM, ENGINE STARTS.]
Ricky, is there something you're not telling me? She can be trusted, okay? She kept their secret, and they're in danger, too.
Who do you mean? Helen's made contact with our kind.
But full-blooded ones from the ocean.
And they were in Bristol Cove.
Don't joke with me.
I'm not.
I've met them, Beth.
As soon as I saw them, I knew.
You're telling me they're in Bristol Cove? They're back in the water now, but Believe me, they exist.
[ROCK MUSIC PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
C'mon, Xan, just one more beer, all right? You know I'm good for it.
Broken record, man.
You ain't been good for it for over a week.
I told you to quit that poker shit.
You obviously suck at it.
That's the name of the game, sink or swim.
Okay, so is this the sinking or the swimming? I'll be back on my feet in no time.
All right, all right, fine.
This is the last one, all right? And don't tell Janine.
She's gonna dock my pay again.
I gotta help Mom pay the bills this month.
["BE MINE" BY OFFENBACH PLAYING.]
You gotta be kiddin' me.
And I want you to be mine Yeah, I want you to be mine ["BE MINE" BY OFFENBACH PLAYING.]
Hello.
What the hell are you doin' here? Levi come back to land.
Be human.
You can't be here.
Do you have any idea what we went through to get you back into the water? We nearly got killed.
- His boat burned.
- Land is good for me.
I don't care, man.
You have no clue how to survive here.
- You gotta go.
- No! Man, people are looking.
Okay.
Um, hey, hey, hey.
I'll tell you what.
You come with me outside, and I'll, uh I'll give you a free beer.
Beer.
Yeah.
[BEN.]
Make sure to lower her slowly from the helm.
The waves are strong, we'll feel the push.
Ben, I'm on channel 22.
You'll be in my ear the entire time.
I'll give you the green light when we're set for descent.
You ready? Is that a rhetorical question? [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
[CREWMAN.]
All clear! [CREWMAN 2.]
Check the ballast.
They will be watching.
It'll be okay.
Trust me.
Okay.
Yes.
We got this.
Good luck.
[BEN, ON RADIO.]
Nautac One.
Nautac One to research bridge.
Prepare to launch.
Research bridge to Nautac One.
Final systems check.
Over.
External pressure 14.
7 psi.
Surface temperature 52 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ready to descend.
[NICOLE.]
Roger that.
Roger that.
[ELECTRIC MOTORS WHIRRING.]
[PLACID MUSIC.]
Must be strange, seeing the ocean like this.
- With human eyes.
- Yes.
What do you think? Home is beautiful.
[NICOLE.]
Research bridge to Nautac One.
What's your depth? Over.
Nautac One to research bridge, 60 meters.
[NICOLE.]
Copy that.
[FEMALE SINGER ON RADIO.]
I've heard people whisper [KNOCK ON DOOR.]
That you aren't being true I'm sorry for the intrusion.
You probably don't even remember me.
Helen.
Did anybody see you come in here? - Nobody.
- You're sure? Yes.
You said at the party what happened to my parents wasn't right.
What did you mean by that? - [SWITCHES OFF RADIO.]
- John.
Please.
I didn't know your father, not personally.
But your mother and I, we had a close kinship.
How close? We were set to marry.
It was an arranged marriage, a way to keep the bloodline going.
The wedding never happened.
She was in love with someone else.
My father.
What happened? Your father was human, your mother one of us.
It was forbidden.
Caused an uproar.
They called it a betrayal.
It got so bad, your folks had to go into hiding.
Keep it.
Thank you.
Can I ask you another question? Do you think the group was capable of murdering my father? They'd do anything to protect the secret.
Anything.
Walk that way, and keep walking until you can't walk anymore, and then you walk right into the water.
He's not walking.
Dude, we don't want you here! I don't I don't know how to make that any clearer.
Just go! - [LINE RINGS.]
- You've reached Ben Pownall.
I'm not available.
Leave a message.
Ben, where are you? Just call me back, all right? This is bullshit.
Hey, Cal, been tryin' to get a hold of you.
I'm gonna getting you the money, I swear.
Uh-huh.
- [GROANS.]
- Hey! - Aah! - [GROANS.]
[GRUNTING.]
- Aah! - [THUG.]
Okay.
[BOTH GRUNTING.]
[GROANING.]
Yeah, that's right! You better run! [BEN, ON RADIO.]
Nautac One.
Nautac One to research bridge.
We've reached the seafloor.
Copy that.
What's your depth? 3,020 meters.
Pressure's just below 4,400 psi.
Roger that.
Video feed is crystal clear.
Lead the way, Captain.
That way.
[MOTORS WHINING.]
[SWITCHES CLICK.]
- [BUZZES.]
- What are you doing? [STATIC, ALARMS BEEP.]
What just happened? We can't let them see everything.
They don't watch now? No, it's just us.
Stop there.
By that rock.
Are you sure? Yes.
[MOTORS SHUTTING DOWN.]
[THUD.]
[CLICKING.]
What do we do now? We wait.
[VIBRATION.]
Maddie, do you feel that? - [ALARM BEEPING.]
- A seismic tremor? No.
- [LOUD VIBRATIONS.]
- [ALARM BEEPING.]
Ben! [ALARM BEEPING.]
Research bridge to Nautac One.
Do you copy? Do you copy? [LOUD SHAKING.]
Research bridge to Nautac One.
Do you copy? Ben! [PANTING.]
[MOTORS STARTING.]
We're okay.
We're okay.
[PLACID MUSIC.]
Incredible.
What is this place? This is where Ryn began.
Ryn, you were born here? Long ago.
[BEN.]
This must be their breeding ground.
Where they come to mate.
Yes.
Mate again soon.
Hey! You two know each other? Yes.
She is family.
Wait.
Maddie, look.
- [THUD.]
- Whoa! - [TAILS THUMPING.]
- Whoa.
- [ALARM BEEPING.]
- Ryn.
We go.
To healing place.
Yeah.
Think that's a good idea.
That way.
He was like Batman.
One second we're under attack.
And next the second, he swoops down from the sky and just cleans up shop.
There was no swooping.
Sounds like you were lucky he was there.
You could've gotten really hurt.
Oh, we got some punches in.
Air shots don't count, babe.
How about another plate of fries for the man of the hour? Yes.
You're paying for that beer.
What?! I was just attacked! Babe! [ROCK BALLAD PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
Why do you like it here so much? I just don't get it.
What's so great about being on land? On land, I make choice.
I get that.
One more question.
A song, can you do that, too, or is it just, like, a girl thing? I don't sing.
But you can dance.
[MALE SINGER.]
Every day I'm feelin' good, yeah [SONAR PINGING.]
How far is this place? I don't know.
- [CRASH.]
- [MADDIE GROANS.]
[SCRAPING.]
[INSTRUMENTS BUZZING.]
[POWERING DOWN.]
- [ALARM BEEPING.]
- What's happening? [STARTER WHINES.]
It's not starting.
[SWITCH CLICKS, BEEPS.]
[RUMBLING.]
Ben, are you doing this? [BEN.]
No.
We're getting pulled.
[ETHEREAL VOICES.]
Maddie, can you hear that? [MADDIE.]
Yeah.
I can feel it, too.
[VOICES OVERLAPPING.]
[MADDIE.]
It's everywhere.
I'll start the recording.
[VOICES INTENSIFYING.]
This sound, very old.
Made from others like me.
It's beautiful.
[VOICES CONTINUING.]
These must be the voices of your ancestors, Ryn.
What is "ancestors"? Your family from the past.
Yes.
Voices of family.
[VOICEMAIL.]
You've reached Ben Pownall.
I'm not available.
Leave a mes [ROCK MUSIC PLAYING IN THE ANCHOR.]
Look at that.
This guy's killin' it.
Four bull's-eyes in a row.
Still no answer from Ben or Maddie.
My shift's over in, like, an hour, man.
What are we gonna do with him? He's made it clear he wants to stay.
Fish wants to be free.
- Can you take him? - Ha! Uh, no.
Janine would flip.
Thanks to you, we have a strict "no house guests" rule.
He can't stay at my mom's.
That'd be weird.
I think it's weird you live with your mom.
I'm serious, man.
Where do we take him? - Helen's.
- Helen's.
No communication for almost four hours, Ben? Four hours? We didn't know if you were lost or dead.
We lost signal after we hit the bottom.
Some kind of technical malfunction with the sonar.
Do you understand I'm the only one in between you and this entire operation being taken over? This pattern of you not trusting me is getting really old.
What am I supposed to tell my C.
O.
? Tell him that the mission was a success.
We got what we were looking for.
I'm on your side.
I need you to remember that.
[CREWMAN.]
Move it back.
Lock it up.
Let's go.
Ding dong.
I come bearing gifts.
Oh, I wish you would've called first.
Then it wouldn't be a surprise, silly.
So, this is your shop? I'm thrilled I finally get to see it in person.
It was my mother's.
We collected these relics together for years.
My mom and I used to bake together every Tuesday after school.
That's her recipe.
We have a lot in common, Helen.
We value our roots.
I suppose you could say that.
There aren't many like us in the world.
I think it's important we try to trust each other.
You're the one who had me abducted in a parking lot.
You, of all people, can understand why we were afraid.
Do you know I have two boys? Max is eight, Jake is six.
If our secret ever got out, we'd be ripped apart.
I hope you get that.
I've been hiding my entire life, Beth.
I think I get it.
What we need, you and I, is a fresh start.
- Some honesty.
- [LAUGHS.]
Okay.
Since we're being honest, did your people kill my father? What makes you ask that? I've been doing some digging.
I wouldn't even have been born.
I've heard stories about your mother's intermarriage, but that's all.
So you knew who I was all along? Who my parents were.
Did you know I didn't even get to meet my own father? So much for honesty.
I should go.
I think that's a good idea.
[OMINOUS MUSIC.]
Hot off the press.
Not dark anymore.
That's right, Ryn.
Not dark.
I don't believe it.
So you're telling us it worked? I'm saying the echo chamber removed a considerable amount of the damage.
There are remnants along the frontal lobe, mostly benign lesions.
Whatever you were exposed to down there, it helped.
Oh, my God.
You are okay? Yes, we're okay.
We'll give you three some privacy.
I'm handing over the recording to the techs.
They'll start their analysis in the morning.
If this can help keep you safe, maybe we can continue helping your mom with her treatment.
Thanks, Nicole.
[DOOR OPENS.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[PHYSICAL THERAPIST.]
A little more.
Hold.
One, two, three.
Good.
Now back to center.
Okay, hold.
One, two, three.
Good.
Okay.
I think that's it for today, Ava.
- Thank you.
- I'll see you Wednesday.
Sounds good.
Every day, it's getting a little easier.
This new treatment has re-energized me.
I feel better than I did before.
That's terrific, honey.
What's that? I found these in the attic.
They're letters exchanged between my grandmother and Helen's mother.
What on earth did they have to say to each other? Well, apparently Helen's mother was in some kind of trouble.
She was pregnant, didn't know where to go.
She sought out my grandmother, looking for a place to hide.
The cottage.
They lived here? It's hard to imagine the Pownalls and the Hawkins ever being that close.
Does it say what she was hiding from? No.
[FEMALE SINGER.]
The winds are howlin' The trees are blowin' Just gotta shut off the lights, then we'll get you tucked in.
Sorry, man.
We're closed.
Calvin? Ian Sutton, KFGT News.
You reached out to me a few weeks ago.
Yeah.
I remember.
Yeah, look, I know this is out of the blue, but I was hoping I could take a look at that, uh The video you showed me.
The one from the boat? What, you believe me now? I'm following up on a lead.
I think I'm ready to hear what you have to say about You know.
Turns out you were right, bro.
It was just a sea lion.
[DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
[HELEN.]
I know.
I miss him, too.
[ADVENTURE MOVIE MUSIC ON TV.]
All right.
[MAN IN MOVIE.]
Throw! [MAN SCREAMS.]
It's got me! Watch on the bow! [KNOCK ON DOOR.]
Great timing.
I was just about to order dinner.
Good.
I am starving.
Hey, whoa! Not so fast, not so fast.
Hey.
Don't I get a kiss? Huh? How was your day? Nothing to report.
How was yours? Just the same.
Uh, Chinese sound good? - Yeah, sounds perfect.
- 'Kay.
Uh, I'm gonna hop in the shower real quick, if that's cool? Roger that.
[RUSTLING.]
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
[SHOWER RUNNING.]
[XANDER WHISTLING.]
[LINE RINGING.]
Yeah, I'd like to place an order.
Delivery.
Sure, I can hold.
[FEMALE SINGER.]
This is warfare This is warfare This is warfare We won't stop