Snowpiercer (2020) s03e09 Episode Script

A Beacon for Us All

We build our lives around the ones we love.
And when we lose them, we lose ourselves.
Melanie, this is Snowpiercer.
Come in.
The grief turns us inward.
We search our hearts for clues.
Question if we did enough, what is left, and who we are in this new world.
Day 91.
Second revolution.
85 degrees north, 106.
32 degrees west.
So that puts me somewhere outside Casper, Wyoming.
Battery is at 57%.
Temperature is Not warm.
Ah Still no sign of Snowpiercer.
No snow displacement.
No change in tracks, which is Either she isn't rolling anymore or they're off the mainline.
Once I cross the Bering Strait, I'll switch to secondary track, expand my search.
Until then, signing off.
Ben! And piece by piece, we pull ourselves together again.
We harden.
We rebuild with new bones a new path forward.
Do we see her yet? No visual yet, but we're getting a signal.
Day 172.
The last of my stimulant's gone.
I don't think my body is strong enough to wake from suspension without it.
If this is my last entry, it's with thoughts of you, Alex.
In sunlight and warmth.
Still, I allow myself to hope that she'll return to us and our old selves won't hold us back.
On Snowpiercer, 1,029 cars long.
Shh, shh, shh.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Now, look.
Look, we're gonna go to sleep now.
And then everything will be all better when you wake up in the morning.
It'll be just fine, okay? Hey.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, please.
Please, Liana.
You you go to sleep now, okay? Okay? That was a marathon.
Yeah, she's a brawler, but she finally went down.
You should get to the Engine.
It's time.
You should get some sleep.
- Yeah.
- I'll be back soon.
Anything? Signal's in and out, but she's close.
We should have visual soon.
Melanie, this is Snowpiercer.
Come in.
Are you there, Mel? This is Snowpiercer.
Talk to me, Mel.
Doesn't mean anything, Alex.
Her radio could be down.
Or she could be on a maintenance frequency.
You guys don't have to say that.
I know what you guys are thinking.
Okay, she was out there six months, no food, no water.
No, if anyone can survive this, it's her.
Hey, wait.
No, look, look.
She's there.
Melanie, this is Snowpiercer.
We're 500 meters south-southeast.
If you read, flash your lights.
Okay, one thing at a time.
We gotta get that thing onboard.
- Let's go.
- Alex.
I'll be damned.
- Is it her? - It's her, all right.
But in what state? The safe money says she's a very skinny carcass by now.
To be honest, I can't tell what you're hoping for.
It's not always clear to me either, Tyson.
We're fickle things.
Oh, shit, shit.
I I gotta go.
We're picking up Melanie.
But stay if if you want.
I haven't slept that good in in years.
So thank you.
No, you don't have to thank me.
You did all the hard work.
Can I ask? Is Is something happening here? Between you and me? I mean, no, right? You did your thing.
We shared some feelings.
It's easy to mistake it for for something else.
Must've happened to you all the time.
Not like this.
I gotta go.
Hey, we just spotted her.
- Alive? - It's unclear.
Can you get Dr.
Pelton and meet us at the cold lock? - Yeah.
- You good? Never better.
That'll be Ben back there waving his big arm about.
Over there.
Yeah, I see her.
Her track's too far out.
We need to get her closer.
There's a spur line 200 meters straight ahead.
It's narrow gauge.
Javi, switch her to it.
On it.
Mom, if you're there, please come in.
Ben, bring it down.
Copy that.
Josie, brace.
We're four points of secure, Ben.
Take me up.
I got you.
She's onboard.
She's onboard.
Go on.
I got this.
She's alive.
Suspension drugs.
That's how she survived without food or water.
Move out of the way.
Let's get her out.
Let's get her out.
One, two, three.
Over here.
Everybody out.
Out! Hi.
You're real.
I'm real.
Oh, where are we? Tonight we'll get to Cairo, and then it's a couple of days before we reach the Horn of Africa.
It's New Eden, Mom.
We found it.
You found it.
A couple other developments for you.
Layton runs the train now.
Not actually, 'cause it's a democracy.
Well, it's not actually that either, but at least we beat Wilford.
I have some bad news about the aquarium.
It's okay.
Maybe not right now.
Maybe that's a good idea.
Can I tell you something? I kept you alive in my head.
I imagined what you would say.
What you would think.
You were with me too.
All the time.
You look good, Mel.
Oh, I don't know about that, but - You do.
- I'm here.
You look good and alive.
How'd you endure it? Well, I'm super stubborn.
Plus, um I knew you'd find me.
Hey, Melanie is awake.
Did you hear? - Oh, have you been to see her? - No, not yet.
I mean, her dance card's pretty full.
Something on your mind there, Ruth? I don't know.
You and I have served this train for so long, Sam.
In and out of uniform.
And now Melanie's back aboard, that part of the journey's over.
But I mean, I feel the stress among the passengers.
This train is all we've known for the past eight years.
And now we're getting off.
You know, tonight we're gonna pass the Pyramids for the very last time.
Back before the Freeze, Anne had always wanted to take a holiday to the Pyramids, but we never managed.
Then we got on Snowpiercer, and there they are, every three months just whizzing past the window.
And we'd make some crack that we were smart to wait till the offseason Well, tonight is the last time you'll have to look at them.
We should mark the occasion.
You know, a proper farewell might actually help the passengers process.
A celebration at the end of the line.
Go out with a bang altogether.
I could use a party.
All right then.
Tonight, let's see those Pyramids off in style.
In and out of suspension for six months? She rigged up time releases.
And she knew there was a Track Scaler at the Rocky Mountain Shed.
And a lab with Drawer supplies.
It's brilliant.
She saved herself through suspension.
Her own last resort.
Now, I know a little of the horror she's been through.
Truly, Alex, she is a wonder.
I need to see her.
- Bet you do.
- Oh, by the way, you don't have to thank me for saving her.
It's not necessary.
Oh, that's good.
Just wanted to let you know.
Well, I'll take it.
By the way, how are your hands, huh? They're like rocks.
Come on, for old times' sake.
I walked into that one, didn't I? It's just 'cause you're out of practice.
Do you still care? Oh, come on.
Just a bit of fun.
The closer we get to New Eden, the less you matter.
Tell your mother I want to see her.
Please, Alex.
- Oh, look at this.
- Hi.
It's nice to see you up.
Well, getting there.
You're gonna be foggy for a while.
- I learned that the hard way.
- Mm.
Guess I never apologized for locking you in a Drawer, did I? We'll tally all of it up one of these days.
Thank you.
You kept the train going.
You kept my daughter safe.
She is something else, man.
We wouldn't have made it this far without her.
Hell of a journey you've been on.
Alex and Ben got me up to speed.
Yeah, so you know how dicey it was? Mm-hmm.
It still is.
I also know that's why you lied to the passengers.
Told them you'd been to New Eden.
You disapprove? That's That's not my call.
That's not what I asked.
In a way, lying is a kind of empathy.
You protect people from the burdens you don't want them to bear, but But.
If you keep people in the dark, you take away their power, so You just you just have to know that you're right.
Is that what you told yourself? Hey, I'm glad you're back.
Is there anything I can do for you? Yeah.
Get me out of here.
- I'm good.
- Yeah.
- Hey, Javi.
- Hi.
Welcome home.
That's all built on your original model.
I see that.
The more data we plugged into it, the more robust it got.
Kept on pointing to The Horn.
Has Javi analyzed it? Yeah, top to bottom.
- He's onboard.
- Of course he's onboard.
I mean, you told them you'd been there.
Yeah, but it's helping him heal.
I'm just trying to keep him positive.
Positive thinking is great.
Just not if it replaces critical thinking.
What's wrong? I need to go talk to Wilford.
I need to find out why he found me.
He's just gonna play games.
Anything to stay relevant.
Don't give him that satisfaction.
Yeah, but he did it for a reason.
Thanks, man.
Wait, where are you going? Nowhere.
Just stretching my legs.
Oh, just a just a walk? Sounds lovely.
I'll join you.
Don't be smothery, Oz.
If I wanted you to join, I'd ask.
- Keep an eye on things, yeah? - Yeah, you got it.
Mind your business, man.
You sure you don't want backup in there? I think he'll reveal more if it's just me.
You two, clear out.
I'll just let him gloat, see what slips out.
In the flesh.
How's that sitting with you? Mixed.
Will you join me? Sorry about leaving you to die, I suppose.
But you know how things are.
It was great.
I got a little me time.
I always loved this car.
Definitely not the worst cell, huh? No, no.
Layton doesn't have the balls to get rid of me, but he gives me my creature comforts, and occasionally I do tricks.
Case in point.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
Well, I'm here.
So tell me why.
I'm tired of being the only sane person left in the world.
I need your help.
I know you've seen it by now.
The whole train caught up in this fantasy.
New Eden is madness.
Well, the data's promising.
Oh, take the hope out of it, it's borderline.
And don't tell me Layton's been there already, because that story has holes.
Now, add track conditions to the equation.
You know the line to The Horn was marginal eight years ago.
The train's an escalating risk, too, Joseph.
Now you sound like him.
Look, Layton's an inspiring man.
He's a poet.
A shaman who can spin the tale that redeems our souls.
But let's keep his hands off the wheel.
He's got Alex too.
She is a true Engineer.
She could eclipse both of us, but she's lost.
She found something to believe in that isn't you.
Magical thinking run amok.
All of them, hope, faith.
We're running out of time, Melanie.
Once they take the turn to The Horn, there's no coming back.
Someone has to be the grown-up and keep these people safe.
You think she's okay back there? I think she's probably beaten him to death with "The Iliad" by now.
Hey, man, I'm happy for you.
It's nice seeing you two together again.
Appreciate it.
You and Zarah seem to have found your way too.
Liana is a whole new perspective.
But Zarah and I don't wanna be together.
We spent all those years failing each other, and now now we're figuring it out, you know? We are just co-parents.
Let me offer you some advice.
I know how you feel about Josie.
It took me years to tell Melanie how I felt about her.
Things like the world freezing over kept on getting in the way.
Don't wait as long as I did.
Where's your wife? She isn't interested in whatever you're selling.
And we're closed tonight.
There's a big party uptrain you're not invited to.
Don't worry about him.
He's out of the picture.
- What are you doing? - Doing what you can't.
- Doing what has to be done.
- If you throw your lot in with those people, we'll both get burned, yeah? Will we? Come on.
Are you sure there isn't anything I can do to take your mind off things? Am I a disappointment to you, Oz? 'Cause I'm still the same person I was when you married me, and for some reason, that person isn't good enough anymore.
Popliteal, femoral artery, iliac.
I thought you were the only person who could love me without trying to change me into somebody else.
Honey, I do love you.
I do love you, okay? Please.
I love you too.
But don't think I won't sacrifice what I love to get what I want.
- Oh, sorry.
- Oh, my God.
Sorry, sorry.
Ruth, report from the cellars.
So we have 246 bottles of champagne left.
How many would you like to bring up? All of them, Tristan.
All of them.
Yes, ma'am.
Does this jacket look right to you? Never mind.
It's a really stupid question.
It's just that it's my first time at a party with Carly, and I would like to be perfect.
Or at least great.
The last time I tried to have a friend, it was with Lilah Junior.
Wait, you were friends with LJ? I'll save you the details.
It's just that I don't really know anything about this stuff, you know? I'm the weird girl.
And now all of the sudden I care about stupid shit like does this jacket go with those shoes? It's not stupid.
It's wonderful.
And I say yes.
So I had a chance to study the New Eden data a little more Oh.
I mean, it's nothing like your mom checking your homework.
Are you nervous? I mean, it's inconclusive.
You don't actually know that it's there.
I know that if you show the data to ten different scientists, you would get ten different conclusions.
So what's yours? You say 80% chance of survival? 60%? What about the track to The Horn? I mean, the intel is bad or it's absent.
We could derail before we even get there.
Good thing we have our best driver back with us then.
I'm serious, Alex.
I know you are, Mom.
But we made the call.
You were dead.
100% never coming back, or at least that's what the intel said.
Now, if there's one thing Layton taught me, sometimes it's good to take a leap of faith.
You look perfect.
You are perfect.
It's good to see you so happy.
Hey, there you are.
- Hi.
- Hi.
I was wondering if you'd like to Oh, God, this is hard.
Would you like to go with me to this party? Like on a date? Sure.
Yeah, let's call it that.
I'd love to.
But I'm not ready to face them.
Melanie and Layton.
All of them.
You might have forgiven me, but they haven't.
Let's skip it then.
- Are you sure? - We'll do our own thing.
Come on, I I have an idea.
Oh, hey.
You look amazing.
Yeah, a bit much? You all right? Yeah, I just I forgot where we were for a second.
Just felt like two people going to a party.
Hey can I talk to you? Is everything all right? I love you, Josie.
I've loved you for a long time, and I should have told you sooner.
It was just too much apocalypse.
That's a lot.
You don't have to say anything.
I just Needed you to know.
Do you think I didn't know that already? I love you too.
I hope you know that.
I can't be with you.
Not right now.
We've left too many pieces of ourselves behind.
There's not enough left to share anymore.
You need to lead these people off this train.
What's in your tank is gonna go to them.
I'll see you at the party.
Oh, it's almost time.
Did everyone get some bubbly? - Yes, please.
- Oh! Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you.
It looks wonderful in here.
Well, it's not every day that your friend comes back from the dead, is it? I missed you, Ruth.
I missed you too.
Extra desserts for tonight.
For the party.
Please thank Hospitality for me.
I will indeed.
- Hi.
- Hey.
Mom, this is my friend Carly.
Sam and Anne's daughter.
It's an honor, Ms.
An honor? What? Shut up.
I do feel awful for making you miss the party, but there's no reason we can't have ourselves a little celebration right here.
Hey, what are you doing? All right.
Easy, easy.
There, you see? Now, who will join me to mark this wonderful occasion with a fine, old-world cigar? - Why not? - That's the spirit.
There you go.
I know you haven't been here in a while.
I thought you might like to see it before we get off the train.
Are you okay? This place mattered once, and I let it all go.
This place wasn't special.
You are.
Okay, keeping a low profile, huh? Everything all right? I don't think New Eden's a good idea.
The idea is everything.
Unless the math doesn't add up.
Then you need a new idea.
Look around.
We're going.
Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, passengers of Snowpiercer and Big Alice.
It's not tradition for Hospitality to make speeches, but as we approach the Great Pyramids for the final time, it seems only fitting to mark the occasion.
I'm proud of this train and every passenger aboard, but New Eden is our collective chance at a fresh start.
May I? And while it may seem like it's a miracle, it's because of one who stands among us.
Engineer Cavill.
Time and again, you've put your life on the line for this.
To new beginnings.
To new beginnings.
Look, I can see them.
Everyone, come take a look.
Yeah, right there.
Osweiller, where's the missus? Yeah, that's why I'm here.
I'm worried about her.
I think she's mixed up in something bad.
- What kind of bad? - Wilfordites.
Something's coming to a head.
Okay, I'm gonna talk to Layton.
Attention, passengers.
This is Melanie Cavill.
Tonight I witnessed a Snowpiercer unlike any I'd seen before.
Free of class and greed.
The dream of New Eden made that possible, but a dream left unchecked can be a dangerous thing, and we cannot forget what got us this far.
Reason, discipline And truth.
The journey to The Horn of Africa is not safe.
The track is unsound.
If we knew what we would find when we got there, it might be worth the risk, but we don't.
New Eden is a fiction invented by Layton.
He and his crew have never been there.
He lied to you.
It's 8:42 p.
, and the temperature outside is minus 98 degrees.
Goodnight, Snowpiercer, and long may you roll.
Enjoy them while you can, my friends.
We're at war.
I gotta go deal with this.
Yeah, you better.
Okay, stay safe, and keep your head down.
- Seriously, Layton? - You lied to us? Man, tell me it ain't true.
Okay, everyone, please, I promise I will explain everything to you when the time is right.
Josie, can you get Zarah and the baby to Big Alice? Ben, we gotta get to the Engine.
Come on.
- I trusted you, man.
- Melanie, wait.
I had no choice.
Wait, wait! Ben, are you there? Ben? Yes, I'm here, Mel.
I know you're upset.
Ben, the turn is coming.
I had to do it.
No, but you did.
I almost forgot that's your move.
But it is our job to keep these people safe, Ben.
You betrayed me, and you killed our hope.
I'm sorry.
- Goodbye, Mel.
- Ben, wait.
Is Alex with you? Ben? Ben? She shanked us.
At the worst possible moment.
Okay, come on.
How are we gonna counter? Spears and shields.
Let's see who's still with us.
All I'm saying is at least I wasn't in the bathroom when you took the train again this time.
I can't believe Ben lied to me.
It's not about the lie, Javi.
The data and the facts on the ground don't justify the risk.
Okay, it is about the lie.
But anyway, you threw down the chaos, and it's working.
You've got support out there.
- First is secure.
- Good.
Then we guess you know where I'm going.
Let's check on that snake in the grass.

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