Snowpiercer (2020) s03e08 Episode Script

Setting Itself Right

1 Take your time.
Get a feel for it.
If you don't like it, we'll find you something else.
Having a purpose here on Snowpiercer will help.
I promise.
Green was the first color to disappear outside.
Our crops withered by drought.
Our forests set ablaze.
And then the whole charred ruin locked away in ice.
I know you're in there.
Can you let me in? I-I'd rather you didn't.
Asha, I know you've been pinching things from the market.
So you can let me in, or I can come back with Brakemen it's up to you.
Layton told me about your time in the reactor and I can't even imagine.
But all of that, it's behind you now, Asha.
You think you're safe here, don't you, Ruth? But you're not.
Andre, he didn't know the whole story.
You know, after after the marauders died off, we turned on each other.
I was desperate to keep my nephew safe, so I poisoned all the others.
And then cancer took my nephew away and I was left all by myself.
Once you choose survival at any cost, there's no going back.
Except there is.
I've seen it.
We all find our place here working together as one train.
Um, I'm just doing some pickling, and I was wondering if you had anything with a bit of heat to it.
Oh, thank you so much.
I'm gonna call it "Ms.
Asha's New Eden Hot Batch.
" Yeah? Yeah? Huh? Here among the plants, I'm six again.
Running through the forest of my grandparent's farm in the Western gardens.
Peppercorn, cardamom, and ginger, boiled together by the humidity like a cup of chai.
When anyone would get upset, my grandmother would say, "Jab sab galat ho raha ho, tab sab sahi ho raha hai.
" When everything goes wrong, perhaps it's setting itself right.
For the longest time, I couldn't find truth in her words, how out of so much loss she could find hope.
But now, I think I see it here with them pulling together for something more than just survival, on Snowpiercer, 1,029 cars long.
You were there in the reactor at the beginning.
When you had this vision of a New Eden.
Yeah, and that vision is what has been keeping me going this whole time.
That's why we're here.
Just days away.
It's keeping us all going.
It's hope.
So what happened? I went back there, Asha.
Somewhere in some dark corner of my mind.
And we were there in the reactor together, and now my faith in all of this is gone.
Have you seen this? That's your vision? You recognize it? Yeah.
There was one of these trees in a calendar on my wall.
Reminded me how special the world is.
- I made it all up.
- Don't say that.
I'm right out on that limb with you.
Finally feeling like I'm part of the train.
Oh, there you are, Andre.
Is everything all right? Yeah, fine.
I'm sorry to interrupt, but Ben and Alex would like to see us in the engine.
Don't worry about it, Asha, we're good.
You think Melanie is alive? Well, we can't leap to that.
Something's moving out there.
But first, you need to understand how switches work.
Track switches operate on battery power.
When Ben and I took a look at the data, we saw that some of them have lost juice.
It's because something is moving from switch to switch, drawing down power.
When we follow the breadcrumbs, they lead us to the Rocky Mountain Test Track.
Where we last saw Melanie.
It's gotta be her then.
There's a facility on that track.
In theory, she could have reached the hanger and gotten a maintenance vehicle going or a track scaler or a plow.
But these are bare-bones, autonomous machines.
They're not designed to support life.
But it's moving.
You said so yourself.
Yeah, the vehicle's moving.
It could go on for years.
It's just about the person inside of it.
With no support or water.
And they're barely the size of a broom closet.
- Where is it now? - Northwest.
It's a two-day detour on the Ottoman Spur.
You guys should know that the only reason we looked into this is because Wilford told me.
- What? - Yeah.
Oh, no, no.
He's gotta be messing with us.
Right, but if it's true If it's true, he's still messing with us.
I'll go find out.
Here he is, the man himself back on the beat.
I trust the information I gave Alex is paying off then.
- We're studying it.
- Wonderful.
So while the Engineers crunch the numbers, you're here to probe my motives, is that it? Why would you want Melanie back? Well, for self-preservation.
Another Engineer on board is good for us all.
You left her trackside to die.
And then I lost and the people decided to throw in their lot with you.
Yes, I know.
Now, I just happen to think New Eden is a terrible idea and if that's where we're headed, our odds of survival are better with Melanie.
Unless she's dead.
Is that it? Try to knock us off course, crush our spirit? I wouldn't do that to Alex.
You're not quite yourself, are you? I don't get much news in here, but I did hear about the showdown between you and your old friend, Mr.
Must have been hard on Zarah there, seeing you at death's door, little Liana in her arms.
I'm the one who's still standing.
Oh, barely.
Brush with death will shake a man up.
Believe me, I know.
And by the look of it, you need Melanie's help more than ever.
Why are you pretending there's a choice? If there's any chance she's out there, you know what you have to do.
Fellow passengers, now with days to New Eden, we are detouring.
Detouring in the hopes that Engineer Cavill is indeed out there.
It's our collective duty to bring her back to the fold and to continue the quest that she inspired.
Thank you.
About 10 hours until satellite confirmation.
Uh, no, I'm gonna say longer.
The single-track vehicles are very small, and there's seismic risk all along the Ottoman Spur.
What do you think I've been doing over here? Exactly the same thing I'm doing over here, Alex.
I wanna believe she's alive too, but there's a big chance we find that track scaler empty.
I know that, Ben.
There's also a chance that we just find her body in there.
It's kind of my go-to.
But my friend Carly just lost her mom, and she said that no matter what, we have to try.
So no matter what, we have to try.
Then Carly is a good friend.
She better be, because I haven't had very many of them.
You don't have to hide your doubts in here, you know.
Just tired of talking about it.
Are we okay? Yeah, of course we're okay.
I think I went backwards.
When I was away, I was chasing an old version of us.
Yeah, I wanted that too.
We were just trying our best.
There's no shame in that.
You and I, we just share one responsibility now, and she's right there in your arms.
Let's go see.
Let's go see.
What is it? It's not good.
It's an Atmospheric CCA, and I'm reading increasing sulfur dioxide.
Our instruments aren't picking up - any airborne anomalies.
- What's with the suit? Your compound analyzers aren't as sensitive as mine.
Well, if we need finer analysis, we can send a sample to the lab.
There's no time for that.
- May I? - She knows what she's doing.
I did maintain air quality at a nuclear plant.
All right.
The parts are increasing too.
Hey, uh, I know y'all are busy back there doing science, but is this what you're looking for? Shit.
It's just coming up as ground fog on the Sat.
Yeah, well, it isn't.
Look, sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide.
Burn your lungs right out.
I'm slowing us down.
Damn, it goes forever, Ben.
A couple hundred kilometers.
You thinking what I'm thinking? That Wilford put us onto this track? Os! Os! Ooh.
Did you hear the announcement? We're going to pick up Melanie.
If it's true, that's that's great news.
Oz, she's my arch-enemy, right? What do you think she's gonna do when she finds us running the night car? Look, but she won't because we won't be.
We're getting off, you just don't seem to believe it, do you? Yeah, because it's insane.
I mean, it's a million degrees below zero and you think we're gonna survive on pickles.
No, we're preserving food for a year, while we set up greenhouses and crop rotation.
You've lost it.
I mean, where are Wilford's people? We used to trade in information, - and now I don't even know.
- Where are you going? To find out what this shit's really about.
Bess, is it true? Wait there.
Could be her.
But is it likely she's still alive? I mean I just realized I hate noodles.
So much for eating my feelings.
So spit 'em out, Audrey.
All right, shame.
You told me I had to hit rock bottom.
My problem is I'm comfortable here.
This is me without him.
The shame is Melanie seeing me like this.
Just the train pariah licking his floors.
That's not who you are.
- Open up.
- Let's go.
Back so soon? What's wrong? Oh, that's more like it.
He's a man of action all of a sudden.
Either you've recovered your mojo or you are overcompensating for having none left.
Wait here.
Snowpiercer, old girl.
Not very well cared for, though, is she? Nobody told me he was coming.
Lovely to see you too.
And who is this? Ah, you must be our little survivor.
And you must be the great Engineer.
Okay, okay.
Any idea what that is? Oh, no wonder you slowed, Ben That's close enough.
What? I didn't know about this.
- No? - No.
You didn't use the idea of Melanie to get us here? To what end? And-and why why why should I? That's obviously volcanic.
Alex, we traveled this far 18 months ago, it was clear.
All right.
Let's talk about air scrubbers.
Well, what's the chemical composition? Here, sit.
Listen to the Engineers.
It is volcanic.
It's mostly hydrogen sulfide.
Now, whatever it is, it's settled into the valley and there's only one way through it.
All right, calm down, Ben.
The HVAC system can handle these concentrations.
Well, yeah.
We can scrub away the toxic But hydrogen sulfide is corrosive.
Also accounted for in the design.
You know, the shadows on my cave wall haven't said much about you.
What were you doing in the horn of Africa? I couldn't get on your train.
Okay, Ruth, can you help Asha to her room? Ben, hold steady.
Snowpiercer, this is the engine.
We are heading into a hazardous environment.
Code yellow.
Code yellow.
All non-essential workers, please return to your quarters and shelter in place.
Let's go, people.
You heard the Engineer.
- If you're not essential - Great.
Move back to quarters.
Sorry to break up your lunch date, but we're clearing the market.
Oh, it's not a date.
Where do you need me? No, we're good.
We just need bodies in rooms, please.
Doggie bag, if that's still a thing.
Uh, let's go.
You can shelter with me.
At your place? Yeah, you know, until I figure something out.
- Oh.
- Let's go.
Hello? Hi.
- Hi.
- What do you want? - Would you let me in, please? - No, no, no.
- Please.
- No.
I said no.
I said no! I wanna talk about Mr.
Now, why would I share anything with you? The opportunist.
Stabbed Kevin in the throat.
Because I'm still here, in the heart of the train where I could be useful.
- To Wilford? - Or his supporters.
Doesn't it bother you a little bit that Melanie's gonna reboard the train? Don't touch those.
What's your blood type? It's a test.
Did I pass? Not yet.
Local anesthetic.
There we go.
I need starter tissue.
If you want in this is the price.
Mm, okay.
You might want to look away.
No way.
You ready? All right, Halfway there.
You're closer than you were yesterday.
Jupiter, no.
You can tell her.
Jupiter, no.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Oh, wow, you can't see a thing out there.
Hey, it's me.
What do you need? It's Till.
What should I tell her? We got it; she can sit tight.
We're covered.
You can shelter.
Are you sure? I, uh I'm ready to help wherever.
- Don't sweat it.
- O-okay.
Well, um, you know where I am.
I, uh I guess we're, uh, riding this out together.
- Got any board games? - I hate board games.
Uh, but I got, uh, a grapefruit, three oranges.
Oh, uh, I'm on the wagon.
But I can make you something.
HV 348 is good.
So far so good.
Scrubbers are doing their job.
HV 347's good.
Come on, let's talk about it.
I'm supposed to help lead us off train.
How am I supposed to do that if I shit my pants at a dog barking? Well, there's only two or three dogs left so change your pants.
Come on, I'm kidding.
Gin martini, just a whisper of vermouth, and a single olive.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
You know, I hear that you've got quite the green thumb.
It's, uh It's coming back to me.
A lot is, actually.
Memories from before the freeze.
Travel jobs all around the world.
The UK, reactors in Romania, Canada, finally South Korea.
I'd never really traveled till I boarded the train.
Yeah, well, I was I was running away from my mother.
I took it for granted that family would always be there, and then the reactor felt like karma.
My life would end alone at the bottom of a dark hole.
But it didn't, did it? You're part of this magnificent train.
HVAC's handling the load.
Intake is normal.
Heat, air quality is within standard range.
Much ado about nothing.
Then we don't need him.
Oh, come on, Alex, I never get out.
Okay, Willie.
Field trip's over.
Hey, just passing through the neighborhood, you all right? Is it really super poisonous out there? It's never easy, is it, sweetheart? I keep imagining Mum out there with Alex's mom.
I-I know she isn't, but I can't help it.
Hey, you can think about it any way you want.
You wanna know what I do? It's crazy.
What? I get up in the morning and I tell myself Anne is in the closet.
I know she's not.
And I know I'll be disappointed, but I go to the closet anyway.
Start moving clothes around.
"Hello? Anne?" I look high and I look low.
"Anne?" Shitty, Dad.
She's not there.
But then what happens? Something interrupts.
You farting or snoring or sleeping late.
- Ew, what? - I know.
I'm just saying this is what happens.
But I know if you're still here then she is too.
So I make her a fake coffee and I go about my day.
It's quiet around here without her.
- It's too quiet? - Dad.
No, we do not like quiet.
- Do you know what this is? - Extinct technology? Yes, this is extinct technology that is going to smooth rock your world.
Dad, please.
- No, no.
- Dad, please.
- Please turn it up? - Don't.
Sure, no, I'll do that Pretty good song.
I could feel at the time There was no way of knowing Fallen leaves in the night Who can say where they're blowing As free as the wind Whoa! Shake it.
Here we go, here we go.
This is spooky as hell.
Engineers say we should be fine.
Just take a couple hours to get through.
Something's not right.
Wilford couldn't have known we'd encounter this, I believe that.
Yeah, but I still don't get why he would steer us to Melanie though.
He's bored, trying to stay relevant.
Yeah, I guess.
That's why I put him back under house arrest.
At least I'm outta my own head now.
Putting off your own crisis for a collective one.
Don't worry, I'll get back to it.
Thank you for letting me in, Bess.
In? Uh-uh.
You're not in.
Make me another.
Just breathe.
I don't I don't wanna do this.
I know.
Look, I'm not one to talk, but you've been leaning pretty heavily on alcohol.
You're right, you're not one to talk.
Everybody gets by in their own way.
It's perfectly acceptable to build a fortress around yourself.
Sure, sure.
Okay? It's okay.
It's okay.
Okay, what happens next? Okay, close your eyes.
Just breathe.
You're safe now.
You're safe under the orange sky and the angry eye.
Safe to tilt your face to the sun and let it melt the ice that encases you.
Come back to the core of who you are.
I'm rotten.
Go there.
I'm cruel.
I'm bigoted.
I'm violent.
Step back into it.
I'm just good at my job.
Does that make you proud? You removed the uniform.
You left what you knew to fight for what is right.
You've changed.
Have I? Have I? You've changed.
The things we've done, Audrey.
What we've done cannot be changed.
Your past may be rotten, but your core is not.
I see you, Bess.
Feel the sun.
Let the warmth in to the real you.
Open your eyes and look to something new.
You sure about this? We'll be fine.
Thank you.
Oh, well.
It's a busy day.
I brought someone over to meet you.
Oh, she glows.
You both do.
- Thank you.
- May I hold her? Last time I let someone hold my baby, it didn't go so well.
Well, surely I've earned your trust now, Zarah.
Invested as I am.
- Okay.
- Yes? Aww, thank you.
Oh, you sweet thing.
I've missed our little chats.
I'm sure you have.
I'm curious, has the widow Headwood run any tests on her? You mean have we put her in a cold lock? She's only a week old, Joseph.
Anecdotally then, has Mum seen any evidence of our intervention? Like what? Fondness for ice cubes? Well, she'll surprise us all, won't you? Hidden talents.
Just like your mother.
The only real talent I seem to have is reading tea leaves to survive.
- Have you got her? - Yeah.
So I think I've figured it out.
Oh? Melanie.
Everyone's expecting a savior.
But she's a wild card and you think she'll be divisive.
Oh, well, that's a very dim view to take of my benevolence.
All I did was provide some facts.
Not even proof of life.
Smell that? Elevated particulate.
Oh, shit.
Hey, Ben, I'm reading elevated particulates here.
Yeah, I got it, Javi.
It's gotta be a scrubber.
All right.
Gotta check the scrubbers.
Got it? Okay, remove filter.
Let's go.
Oh, that's not good.
Hey, Ben, scrubbers are completely corroded; we need to seal the envelope.
Alex, I need eyes on vents.
It's spreading.
What's going on down there? Checking intakes.
Javi, you're still drawing air.
It won't seal.
If we don't stop this, it will spread throughout the train.
Layton, get a breach suit on and head down there.
Yeah, Asha's with Ruth.
Tell her I need her.
- I'm on it.
- Javi, check the exterior intake.
It's okay.
Hey, hey! I got you.
I got you.
I got you.
Hey, Sykes.
Sykes, breathe.
Wake up.
Come on, wake up.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco, seis.
Uno, dos, tres, cuatro Okay.
You're okay.
Breath, breathe.
It's spreading to poultry and aquaculture.
Ben, if we don't contain this, we're looking at a wholesale resource collapse.
It's spreading to AG-SEC.
We gotta stop it before it cascades.
- Is she okay? - I'm good.
Hey, intake won't close! You have to do it manually.
Go! - Okay, Ben, we're in.
- All right.
The access hatch is in the filter rack near the end of the unit.
That's this? We just pull these here? Grab that one.
Shit, that's a lot of smoke.
- All right.
- Great.
The intake is in the unit below.
Yeah, I see it.
You got a crowbar? I'm looking, one minute, one minute.
Thank you.
Nah, it's it's too small.
Asha and I can't fit in with our suits.
Ben, is there another way in? Negative, Layton, that's it.
I gotta I gotta come out of this suit.
Layton, that is not an option.
You take your breach suit off, you'll be dead in minutes.
Ben, we don't have a choice.
Layton, do not take your breach suit off! - Andre.
- Huh? Layton? Asha Asha, don't.
- I'm going.
- Asha.
Asha, don't! Andre, Andre, there's no time, okay? Asha.
Asha, don't! Asha, don't! Asha! Ben! Ben, she's in.
Asha's in.
Okay, just ahead you'll see the intake on the left.
The louvers are controlled by electric servos.
Servo up ahead, intake on the left! Come on.
- Crowbar! - Gotcha.
Here! Come on.
Come on.
Come on, Asha.
Intake's closed.
Reverse flush with internal air.
Asha, you did it.
Come back.
Come back! Hey, no, no, no.
Asha, look at me.
Asha, look at me.
Come back.
Here, here, here.
No, no! Come here! Come on! Asha! Look at me.
Get back here.
Asha, come on.
Get up.
Go Go and help those people fight.
Like you did with the Tail.
Like you did with me.
No, no, no.
Asha! Hey.
Hey, look at me.
Tell me about New Eden.
- Tell me about New Eden.
- I can't.
I made it up.
Come on.
No, describe it to me.
Come on, please.
Please, Asha, come on.
No, come on.
Tell me what it looks like, please.
Uh, uh Rolling hills down to the shoreline.
Um, there there were shrubs, low, like sage, you know, green and prickly.
Uh, trees trees just spotting the beach.
Uh, and, uh, I could smell it.
Yeah, I could smell it.
Vanilla and, uh and pepper, yeah.
You could hear the, uh The breeze and there were bugs humming.
And the sun ooh, Asha, the sun, huh? Close your eyes and turn towards the sun.
And it heats your whole body all the way deep down inside.
Asha, you did it.
Your contribution is appreciated.
We'll call you when we're ready.
- What was that? - Yes, none of your business.
Now, off you go.
Yeah, your time will come.
Oh, yeah.
Uh, can you, uh, just give us a minute, please? You all right? She made a decision in the moment, Andre.
A brave one.
She said we have to keep going.
Well, she's right.
We do.
New Eden, Ruth.
We're gonna get there.
Come on.
How do you feel? Better.
Thank you.
All passengers, shelter in place has been lifted.
All clear.
All clear.
I just wanna sleep.
Me too.
We should be close enough to see it.
There! Holy shit.
It's her.

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