Snowpiercer (2020) s03e04 Episode Script

Bound by One Track

1 I was born for battle.
Built for it.
Previously on "Snowpiercer" Melanie's sacrifice gave us a map.
Proof that there are places on the Earth that are warming.
Ben takes us close.
I jump over, breach the Big Alice engine, and you reconnect.
- Citizens of Snowpiercer - Ahh! We're back.
He's stable.
Carly's stable.
And Anne This warm spot, you really believe it can support life? This is a real opportunity to get off.
We'll put it to a vote.
There's something I need to ask of you.
You brought me back to life, Andre.
What is it? My name is Asha.
I come from New Eden.
I've been here before.
Where memories turn on you.
Even the good ones.
More bad dreams? Maybe you should read something besides my journals if they're giving you nightmares.
It's comforting to me, actually, reading your last words.
That's nice.
So what is bothering you? Just the usual murder thoughts.
Wishing death on Joseph.
Wilford said the weakest are those who suffer from memories.
The strongest carry the past like fuel to ignite a path forward.
He wasn't wrong.
Where are we? - We're slowing.
- Yeah.
And here he comes.
Knock, knock.
Rise and shine.
Track blockage.
Mm, sure do miss him.
Oh, my God.
Blockage is about three kilometers away.
We're almost at the main line.
Why did I take this shortcut? Jesus.
Looks like train cars.
What? You know what's out there, don't you? My continuous, inescapable loop.
Our past and future bound by one track under the wheels of Snowpiercer, 1,029 cars long.
We'll be at New Eden in less than two weeks, so if you have any issues or questions about transitioning your departments, I'm here.
Uh, question for Ms.
I'm Astrid, food services.
Welcome aboard.
Thank you.
How did you manage before it started warming when the whole planet hit deep freeze? Uh, what you are calling New Eden, the Horn of Africa, never got as cold as Excuse me.
Hey, up top, hi.
I'm Pike, no vocation.
I was wondering, were there trees in New Eden? There were small trees and shrubs.
- Oh, were there insects? - Yes.
There were several kinds of insects in my hydroponics.
- You're needed in the Engine.
- Good.
Maybe they'll tell me why we slowed to a crawl.
Okay, I think that's it.
See everyone tomorrow.
Nicely done.
You good? It's been a long time since I've tried to be an inspiration.
Yeah, no worries.
You're doing great.
Tristan has set up some time for us tonight to catch up.
- Okay.
- Okay, see you then.
You're late.
You didn't invite me, Layton.
Like, days late.
We could use you.
- Could you though? - Stepped up as a leader.
People will look to you if you let 'em.
You know, when when you were gone, we lost Mama Grande and both Last Australians to the flu.
I know.
I'm sorry.
And then you show up and we lose Strong Boy.
May they rest.
They don't though, do they? We have paid dearly, brother, but we are bringing the train back to land.
Choose your vocation.
Wow, I appreciate that.
But it's still you asking, hmm? The leader who left us.
Think about it, Pike.
Looks like three cars.
They were Big Alice? In year one, Wilford cut cars to lose weight.
I was only ten.
I didn't know that they were dropped off here.
How easy are they to move? We don't have to push them far.
There's a siding off the main track.
The rail clamps are down.
Oh, shit.
They've dropped anchor.
They essentially bolt the cars to the track.
Once the clamps are down, there's nothing you can do to move them.
- What's the alternative? - Back to the main line, down through the Oceania Loop.
23 days.
Can't afford a delay like that.
It'll give people a chance to catch up with the lie.
Yeah, Asha's already struggling with it.
All right.
So we board the cars, fire up the systems, disengage the clamps.
Be tricky.
Years of ice buildup.
I'll go.
What? I know the cars best.
I'll take a couple RF batteries and I'll be in - Alice? - And out in a few hours.
That's a two-Engineer job at best.
I'll go with you.
Javi can drive.
He'll just need to reverse to keep the systems running until it's time to come push the cars off.
He needs to get back in the saddle.
It's either Javi or we backtrack.
- We're not backtracking.
- As I thought.
I'll prepare the sled.
Look, I know your friend's going through a rough time or whatever, but this couch is starting to smell like him.
Okay, come on.
- I-I got it.
- Where'd everybody go? Okay, come on, boss.
Duty calls.
Bess, you're a good friend.
You know, your daughter's struggling, too, and pissing off the neighbors.
It's good.
She's good.
I got it.
Hey, firecracker.
Where'd you find him? Compost? Hey, watch it.
Where do you think you're backpacking? Why? You don't care.
Just go pass out in a pile of Mum's stuff again.
Carly, I'm sorry.
There's just this like, this hole in me.
You're not the only one it happened to! Carly, I know you're going through a lot.
He just needs help getting back Then you do it! Hey.
Might not mean much now, but you will get through this and I'm gonna help you.
People think Anne died in her sleep, Bess.
The drawers aren't sleep.
I need to be where she died.
Can you take me there? Please? Batteries full, check.
Maybe pack an extra battery? Better safe than Walking into the cold and freezing to death nowhere to be found? Hey, why are you doing this? Track needs to be cleared.
It's routine, isn't it? No.
It's anything but.
You aren't responsible for his sins, Alex.
- You good? - I'm good.
Snowpiercer, Snowpiercer, suits are sealed.
Braking to a full stop.
We've rolled up on something.
Who are you talking to? - My favorite thinking partner.
- Yourself? Yes.
So what's your cave painting say? Looks like you have it narrowed down to, um to Asia? It's hard to keep track of every turn.
I have to sleep sometimes.
Poor thing.
I know.
My hands throbs constantly and, uh and I'm only allowed a spoon.
They're reversing now.
I think they dropped off a clearing crew.
Backing off now to let them work.
I know exactly where we are.
We need to get inside.
Let's get this started.
Can you describe it to me again? A tree big enough to live in, leaves on every branch, and the light.
Zarah, it was alive.
I don't know how I know it's real.
Now I sold Asha on it.
What if I'm wrong? What if you're right? Just get up here.
That's right.
Just there.
Find out how we move the sled, Alex.
- Steady.
- Got it? Yup.
Three RFBs.
Are you planning to spend the night here? You're always trying to bond with me.
I'd figured I'd give you a chance.
I do like adventure camping.
Stay close.
Snowpiercer, we are in.
Copy, clearing crew.
Heading to the first panel.
Please tell him why you're really here.
You okay? Yeah.
All right.
Let's get jacked in.
Ah, that's about right.
Yep, that's me.
Well, well, well, that's a sight for sore eyes.
All dressed up.
What's the occasion? In your first month below zero, I made you a promise.
Remember? No.
Have you got a banana? And I intend to keep my promise, right? Something about if we made it through That we would share Bananas Foster.
So how about it? - What, now? - Yeah.
Right now? It's my first shift back in the morning.
I've got so much to do tonight.
Pardon my observating, but you don't seem too thrilled with that.
Come on.
Just one last hurrah, okay? Mm.
Why are you sorry? I, uh I still feel guilty eating beef.
Is that, like, a religious thing? Oh, more of a fear of disappointing my grandmother.
That's mutton, if that changes anything.
Unfortunately, cows are extinct.
I thought everything was extinct.
Hey, take it slow.
Thank you.
I'll try.
Aren't you very "Spy vs.
Not sure if you're aware, but I was sidelined for most of Zarah's pregnancy.
I was not aware of that.
Headwood took over shortly after you left.
I've been snooping.
Ixodes scapularis protein.
Leptin receptor? Does any of this mean anything to you? My skills got stuck in a war zone, so barely, but it's about gene therapy.
Some of those processes are in Josie's file too for cold treatment.
I thought you better know.
All right, well, we're jacked in.
Ready for power.
There she is.
Snowpiercer, Snowpiercer, first panel is live.
Do you copy, Snowpiercer? Javi, we're moving to the next panel.
Do you copy? Uh, copy that.
Uh, Standing by.
Javi's not ready to drive yet.
He'll be fine.
Let's just keep it calm.
Ben, there's something I probably should have told you.
Oh, yeah? What's that? Don't freak out.
What is this? It's Wilford's cull.
Those he sacrificed to keep the rest of us alive.
Why didn't you tell me? If I had, would you have let me come? I'm already relying on one fragile Engineer.
Now I have to worry about two.
- He'll be fine.
- I'm serious, Engineer.
I have to abort this if you're losing it.
I'm not.
It's my story.
I just had to see it for myself.
Any other surprises? 'Cause the next panel is all the way up there.
I hope not.
He did it in their sleep? It's the only way to kill half of your crew.
The middle of the night when nobody's expecting it.
He tested us all for stamina, physical strength.
He ranked us by skillset.
Used Book Club to find the original thinkers.
He deemed us The Essentials.
Families were divided.
Couples were separated.
Made you feel chosen, didn't he? - I was chosen.
- Alex.
His crew.
Alex, Alex, wake up.
Come on, come on.
Come on.
He's good at that.
I'll go set that up.
You know what happens now, Alex? You have to blow ice off of the clamps.
No, I have to leave you alone in here, so look me in the eyes.
Thank you, Ben.
Got it.
Stay in my ear.
Walk it through.
My favorite thing.
Do you know where she is? I think so.
This is where you were.
Anne is in that drawer.
Can you give me a minute, please? Of course.
It's on the house.
Thank you.
I'm done dealing with your free pour victims all day, all right? You like it just fine when it's your glass.
Go easy on her.
Hey, you're the New Eden girl.
- Huh? - What's it like outside? Green.
Oh, that's awesome.
It's Till.
Sorry, you looked a little lost out there.
Who I was, how I got here I don't think I was worth saving.
We all feel that guilt.
I might implode.
Listen, I know you got a lot of pressure on you right now Don't worry.
I won't spill the lie.
I can see what an Eden does for their souls.
If you get that, then you're one of us.
Come on.
Let me take you back to your quarters.
Fire in the hole! Disturbing the dead, Ben.
Tell them I'm sorry.
Halfway there.
Two clamps to go.
- You all right in there? - I'm okay.
- Okay, panel two is set.
- Copy that.
You ready? What was her name? Shilo.
You know, for all the people I've lost, I've ever seen anybody's dead body.
Not Shilo's, not Grandma Not Grandpa.
Not you.
Reality isn't necessarily kinder than our imaginations.
Mom, I'm ready.
Alice, wake up.
That's it.
Come on, come on.
Still reversing.
Feels like Javier is driving, don't you think? Bit hesitant.
It does kinda.
That means Oh, no.
That means, uh, Alex is out there with the bodies.
- Yes, she is.
- I'm sorry.
Her friend, Shilo.
No one should have to revisit that.
We wouldn't listen to music together.
We would listen to this.
Try to remember life before the train.
I can't remember.
Works better if you close your eyes.
- Prenatal gene therapy.
- Oh, my goodness.
You scared me.
I haven't begun.
Uh, well, Mr.
Layton, you're going to be a new father.
It's not, um, surprising that you have some concerns.
You experimented on my unborn child! Yes, yes, yes, we did.
Wilford had us do, uh, enhanced genetic code treatment.
Please! It's a it's a gift.
My treatments are gonna work.
- What about our consent? - My God! You what? Yeah, okay.
You need to you need to talk to Zarah.
Why? Just talk to the mother of your child.
That's real vanilla ice cream.
Stolen from the children.
Well, I know who you were in the old world, Mr.
Who? You were a chef with a Michelin star bistro serving only Bananas Foster.
What were you then? Come on.
What? Oh, no one gets to know who you were before.
No? Okay.
So who are you gonna be? Just Pike.
Hustling and scuffling.
- Mm.
- Mm-hmm.
You can't take Layton up on his offer? Can't choose a path? We need leaders like you, you know? Hmm? It's my curse, Ruth.
I can't rah rah.
I can't kumbaya.
Oh, but you can last hurrah? For you, anything.
Fire in the hole.
All right, Alex, that's the last one.
Your turn.
Disengaging rail clamps.
No movement.
I-I know.
I just signaled it.
What's going on guys? Am I coming back? We have to troubleshoot this, Ben.
Negative, Javi.
Hold your roll.
Run a second discharge sequence and you better call Layton.
Adapt or die.
Just like the Tail used to say.
Headwood's treatment is experimental.
You consented to risking her life.
You risked all of our lives.
I made a decision just like you without me.
- What about her consent? - What about her consent? I'm her mother.
I gave her an advantage because her father is taking us outside.
Stop that shit.
Don't you put this on me.
This wasn't for me.
This wasn't for her.
This was one of your calculated moves to guarantee your own protection.
Well, you weren't here.
You're not here, are you? We are not a nuclear family.
We're just trying to hold off the end of the world.
She was untouched.
And you stamped her with Wilford! Well, I guess you have a choice to make.
You can either get over it or carry it around like a millstone forever.
Me and Wilford and all that rage.
What? They need you in the Engine.
Uh, what's all this? This is one of my homes.
You have a pied-à-terre in the market? Yeah.
- I like it.
- Thanks.
No view, but the amenities? Mmm.
You're gonna miss your shift, Ms.
Well, I didn't miss it yet.
Why do you have an aversion to potential? The best version of me is already gone, Ruth.
My right hand to your rebel commander.
You should be leading this train, not Layton.
Don't say things like that.
Summarize for me, Ben.
Javi's showing me pictures.
I think we have a block in the hydraulic ferrofluid line.
The only problem is there's over 1,000 feet of line on these cars.
That could take days to locate.
I better start back now before our reserves reach critical.
Okay, you guys, I have a theory.
One of these cars was a lemon.
It was always breaking down.
That's why Wilford dropped it here.
So what? You think he knows where the line is blocked? Wilford.
Man, it never ends.
Trust me, I didn't want to have to ask for his help either.
I'm going to patch him through from his cell, Ben.
I can hardly wait.
Hold fast, Engineer.
Lead Brakeman.
Michael, you're relieved here.
I was told I was on guard all night.
I know, but you're relieved now.
Keys, please.
Thank you.
Have a good night.
You too, sir.
Thank you.
You see, Mel? I told you they'd come begging.
Ah, Lead Brakeman Roche.
Not the supplicant I was expecting, but it's good to see you up and about just the same.
So can't get the clamps off, eh? Now you got a team outside and no way around but through me.
Oh, come on, Mr.
Suspension can't be that bad, can it? You tell me.
You shot it you shot it in my heart.
What did you do? Why did you do that? Ahh.
Help me, Mel.
Help me.
- What? What happened? - A dose of his own medicine.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Hey, listen, asshole.
I would love to pull up a chair and watch you die, but I will save you if you tell me what I need to know, okay? Roche, get on the phone with the Engine.
- You found the cull.
- Yeah, yeah, yeah.
We don't know how to release the real clamps, okay? I need you to get on the line with the Engineers.
Roche! How is Zarah and our child? You will never get between me and my daughter! - What the hell happened? - Get him out of here, please.
And get Dr.
Pelton! Jesus, Roche.
Wilford is no longer an option.
- Okay.
- Abort the mission.
Go back to pick up Alex and Ben.
Clearing crew, no solution.
Snowpiercer is turning back.
ETA on the pickup is 25 minutes.
What? No, Ben, you have to tell them that we need more time.
I can do this.
God damn it.
Javi, we need to talk to Layton.
Javi, do you read me? Javi.
He's not responding.
Alex, I'm packing up.
We have to figure this out.
I'm gonna meet you inside to power down and disconnect.
You won't find the answer in that screen.
Well, I don't have time to pull up the floor and check every hydraulic line, do I? Come with me.
We'll look together.
Alex, get up.
- I can't.
- You can do this.
- I can't.
- Why not? 'Cause.
'Cause Wilford taught me how to see.
He taught me how to do this.
I can't do it without him.
Because I miss him.
He murdered you and I miss him.
What is wrong with me? What is wrong with me? - I hate him.
- It's okay.
It's okay.
I hate him so much.
It's okay to miss him and to hate him.
You know what? It's even okay to love him.
I ran from him and I became him.
Face him.
Face all the things that haunt you.
It'll set you free.
To be an Engineer, one has to learn to see beyond the surface of things.
Look beyond the walls and the floor.
See the arteries running through them the Engine's pulse.
You see the lungs? Now let them breathe.
I see it.
Alex, I told you we have gotta get off When the car froze over, the leak in the hydraulic line affected the frost pattern.
Do you see it? Yep.
You did it.
It's free.
Wilford is in critical condition, but Pelton thinks he'll pull through.
There is no getting rid of the old bastard, is there? Yeah, I gotta go deal with that.
- You should some sleep.
- Not yet.
- Good night.
- Night.
That's not your color, teal.
You know what? I, uh I try and make it work.
I've gotta get going.
It's, uh gotta get to work.
Well, uh, I'll see you around, Mr.
See you, Ruth.
He's not so powerful when you put him into perspective, is he?
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