Supergirl (2015) s04e19 Episode Script

American Dreamer

Previously on Supergirl I am so sorry I couldn't be the keeper of the Sacred Symbols, Father.
H'ronmeer gave us the Symbols in the heart of the desert of T'ozz.
I could return them there.
This is more than PTSD.
We have to talk to Lena.
Our great nation was attacked by Supergirl.
I am hereby enacting martial law.
And, Supergirl, if you are watching, you are now public enemy number one.
I am doing more harm than good right now.
What do they say? The pen is mightier than the sword.
Maybe even mightier than a cape.
- [MAN.]
Go home, alien! It's after dark.
Open the door, alien! [GLASS SHATTERING.]
What was that? - [EXPLOSION.]
- Supergirl? Howdy, boys.
- Who are you? - I'm your worst nightmare.
Sweet dreams.
Get out of there, Dreamer.
The DEO van is headed your way and this place is about to be swarming with Lockwood's men.
We are only days into martial law and already people are catching wind of you.
We must be strategic.
- Brainy, are you worried about me? - Yes.
The repeal of Alien Amnesty has left us all vulnerable.
Ben Lockwood is out there rounding up aliens he believes have anti-human leanings.
And masked vigilantes are target number one.
Well, someone has to protect innocent people.
With Supergirl lying low, we have to pick up the cape.
You know, you could always blue-green up and join me out there.
Without Supergirl, there's a 63.
6% chance that you and I will be apprehended.
- If we are not smart and careful that - [BUZZING.]
If you'll excuse me Ah! Ah! Seriously? You were a hologram the whole time? We'll have to continue this spat later.
Heartrate is 186.
His ICP at 22 mil, and his BP is 160 over 30 and rising.
EKG now erratic.
Pardon me for stating the obvious, but I do not believe the extraction process is working.
You're pulling plasma, not Harun-El, and you're exacerbating his symptoms.
It's okay.
Keep going.
Oh, God Okay I'm fine.
I'm sorry.
I thought this would work.
I took this AmerTek technology straight from Lex's cell and I followed the instruction plans from Eve's lab exactly.
In the interest of science, was that super hearing you just experienced? Super-hearing now, too? It seems every panic attack is bringing out a new ability.
I will fix this.
I just need to better understand this.
That's gonna take time.
- We need another strategy.
- Yeah.
Well, luckily for James, I am adept at strategies.
Have you ever heard of a mind palace? [SIGHING.]
James Here's the black budget you asked for.
As discussed, everything is in order and above board.
Edna, if you get caught changing alien personnel records, AmerTek might do more than just fire you.
Just be careful.
Were you just talking to someone that works at AmerTek? My sister.
Well, I'm working on an article to expose Lex Luthor and I know AmerTek was involved.
Do you think your sister would be willing to talk to me? [STAMMERING.]
I don't know.
It's Franklin, did you sleep here? [EXHALES.]
Lockwood and his men raided the building across the street from mine.
I am so sorry.
Me too.
But that is why this is so important for us to put a stop to.
Have your sister call me? Thanks, Franklin.
- Kara? - Huh? Franklin is afraid to go home.
Don't you think that maybe it's time for you to rejoin the Super friends? Nia, don't you think I wish I could? But look what people are saying.
Exposing Lex is the only way I can help right now, and when I do, it will clear Supergirl's name and I can get back out there with you and help people.
No, you're right.
You stay on Lex.
But I'm gonna watch the streets.
Someone needs to make Lockwood go nighty-night-night.
A mind palace is a hyper-real interactive space in James's mind.
This device taps into James's temporal lobe, allowing me to map out his memories.
Everything he experiences will be real and true.
If James is able to identify and face his core trauma, he may be able to manage the attacks.
Do we know why the Harun-El is making the attacks worse? Lena's drug was designed to attack illness.
In this case, it was focused on the PTSD, heightening what would normally be just a panic attack.
And since the drug also gives you superpowers, the attacks were causing the powers to be uncontrollable.
So, you're saying even if I'm able to manage the symptoms, I'm still gonna have superpowers? Yes.
But you'll be able to control them.
Now, shall we jump in? Let's do this.
Let's go! [WOMAN.]
He's not a anti-human conspirator.
- Let's go.
- He didn't do anything.
He's innocent.
Open the door.
He's a good man.
If he were a man, we wouldn't be in this situation now.
Don't make a scene.
Your children, they just lost their father.
I would hate to see them lose their mother, too.
Um They look so human, I Sometimes I forget.
Yeah, it's a lot easier when there's a snake coming out of the back of their head.
We can't humanize them, son.
So, remember, don't ever mistake them for anything but the roaches that they are.
Hey, Marcus, you come over here for a second? Excellent work.
So, would you I was thinking maybe you could take George along for the rest of your shift.
He's still gaining a stomach for what we're doing.
Let's go.
Thank you, have a good one.
Oh, my purse! Stop! Help! [THUDDING.]
Oh, I'm so sorry.
I am such a klutz.
I feel so bad.
I'm sorry.
- Kara Danvers? I'm Franklin's sister.
- Edna? Things at AmerTek are bad.
Really bad.
I even heard a rumor they're installing alien detection devices on the entrances next week.
Has AmerTek done business with Lex Luthor or any of his associates in the past 18 months? I'm in HR.
Can you get me access to those records? Look, I want these guys taken down.
But they are rounding up aliens.
And my actions could put my friends and family in danger.
Edna, I know it's scary right now, but Franklin told me how brave you've been.
Taking the personnel files of the aliens in your office.
What's happening is wrong.
But the only way we can stop it is by exposing the people that are committing these crimes.
Hey, thank you for being here.
It means a lot.
Oh, there's no place I would rather be.
There is an 86.
7% chance that your core trauma has something to do with Lex Luthor.
So, we shall start by exploring that region.
Are we all ready to begin? Good.
I'm at the Daily Planet? Welcome to level one.
This is right after I met Superman.
The first time Lex kidnapped me.
No, no, no.
Wait, wait, wait.
This is Something wrong.
This is not how it happened that day.
The memories are folding in on one another.
Who are they? Who are you? [SCREAMING.]
Brainy, what is going on in there? [BREATHING DEEPLY.]
That's me.
What happened? I saw Dad.
How much longer is this gonna take? Not long.
A military base in Rubniu? Who's Sebastian Melmoth? I researched all the AmerTek executives.
I never saw his name.
You're in HR.
Could you get me his employment records? Those servers require my personal PIN number.
They'd know it was me.
Someone's coming.
Is there a light on in the records room? No one's requested access today.
- We have to hide.
- [MAN.]
Hey, who's in there? - [DOORKNOB RATTLING.]
The door's frozen shut.
Must be an HVAC problem.
I'll get maintenance to open the door.
Hey It's okay, it's okay.
I'm sorry.
But you don't know what it's like to walk around with a target on your back just because of what you are.
I can't go on the record.
I can't do this.
Begin Harun-El extraction trial 7.
Object is at 180 BPM, device is set to 350 megahertz.
Mark five.
Tumors emerging.
Heart volume expanding to 30%.
By George, I think we've got it.
We just stumbled upon your core trauma, James.
And surprisingly, it isn't a Lex Luthor murder attempt.
It's your father's death.
Brainy, you said that whatever I saw in your mind palace was gonna be based on real memories.
I wasn't at our father's funeral.
You were.
No, Brainy, he wasn't.
I was alone.
That is not something you forget.
Consider the possibility that James was there, and you, Kelly, did not see him.
I was across the street.
At a diner.
I got locked in the bathroom and nobody could hear me.
By the time the manager opened up the door, his funeral His funeral was over.
Perhaps that is merely a picture of the truth that got framed and hung in your mind.
An excuse you invented that over time, even you came to believe.
The mind will play tricks to protect itself.
Think of memories like a watercolor.
While you're painting, the colors blend into each other without clear borders until they grow opaque.
Once the painting dries, - the picture is set.
- Yeah, I'm sorry, I need a break.
Was it my metaphor? Hey.
Uh Look, I know how hard it is to see a sibling in pain.
But you You have to know that Brainy and I are not gonna let anything happen to James.
It's It's not that.
The memories are triggering for me.
You mean James at your dad's funeral? James wasn't at the funeral, Alex.
I was eight.
And it was the worst day of my life.
My dad was dead.
And my mom was so distraught that my aunts had to hold her up.
I was scared that she was gonna die, too.
James swore to me that he would be by my side.
That everything was gonna be okay because we were gonna face it together.
He disappeared before the service.
And I sat there, alone, tears streaming down my face, staring at the door, waiting for my big brother to walk in and make everything Make everything okay.
He never showed up.
Where was he? I don't know.
I don't know where he really was.
And, look, I get it.
He was a kid, too.
But it is not a day that I am aching to relive.
I understand.
You know, you and I are a lot alike.
We're really good at taking care of other people but not so good at taking care of ourselves.
You don't have to do this.
Yeah, I can stay by James's side for you.
I, um I actually I think I can do it.
Thank you.
Sebastian Melmoth.
Who are you? Why were you buying property in the non-existent land of Rubniu in October? [BREATHES DEEPLY.]
- [KARA.]
Hello? Kara? What a surprise.
Yeah, your new assistant let me in.
She seems nice.
Let's hope she doesn't stab me in the back.
Lena, I'm so sorry about what Eve did to you.
It's actually why I'm here.
Uh I'm writing an article about Lex.
I wanna expose him.
I want to take him down and put an end to all of this.
An expose on Lex.
That's quite an Everest.
Uh, there was actually something I was hoping you could answer.
Has L-Corp done business with AmerTek? Maybe on a military project? No, of course not.
Look, I'm sorry I can't help you with this right now.
I'm I'm trying to help James.
You know, Alex is here.
You haven't been around.
Supergirl's been there for me.
Person who judges me on the very premise of my last name but my best friend hasn't.
Lena, I'm [SIGHS.]
I'm sorry.
I was I was trying to catch Lex.
For you.
That's why I'm doing this.
Of course I care about how you feel.
You just care about me a little less than you do as a source for your story.
No, no, it's not like that.
I I wish I could explain, but [SIGHS.]
But maybe it's better if I just go.
In there, before someone sees.
Isn't it past your bedtime? What's going on here? [MAN.]
Al's letting us use the bar as an alien refuge.
I don't know how to make my bed.
Can you help me, please? [BRAKES SCREECH.]
Alien Affairs.
You're all in violation and under arrest.
What do you mean, "under arrest"? We haven't done nothing wrong.
Under martial law, aliens cannot gather after curfew.
Get them to the van.
You're gonna have to go through this reverie first.
- Have it your way.
Get out of here.
Get 'em! I got the kid.
- Charlie? - George.
Please don't take me in.
You're an alien? Why didn't you tell me? Why do you think? [RUMBLING.]
Fall back! [DOOR SHUTS.]
- You're safe now.
Safe? They didn't get us today, but they'll be back.
We're aliens.
Nowhere is safe.
I know that crease in your brow.
Sweetie, tell me what's wrong.
It It's just [CHUCKLES.]
Do you ever wonder about, um Like Dad's policies? You know, like, maybe we're doing this wrong? Of course not, George.
Your dad is saving this country.
And the raid at the bar didn't go as planned, but you helped smoke those roaches out of their hole and your father is so proud of you.
Nia What is it? Al's dive bar.
He's been using it as a shelter for aliens and Lockwood's goons just crashed it.
I stopped them.
But The people there still felt so hopeless.
And I wanna do more to help them.
I just don't know what else I can do.
I know exactly how you feel.
I've been so myopic I think I've made things worse.
I made Franklin's sister more afraid.
Not to mention I've been a terrible friend to Lena.
Uh How have you been a terrible friend? You've been lockstep ever since Lex escaped.
That was Supergirl.
God, it just sucks out there.
I wish we could do your Aliens of National City story with every alien.
Then the humans would know that they don't need to be afraid of them.
Maybe they just need to get to know one alien.
How do you mean? [CHUCKLES.]
Nia Nia! You and I have been so focused on fighting and reporting, that maybe maybe we forgot the most important part of being a hero is inspiring hope.
So, Supergirl's coming back? The world doesn't need to hear from Supergirl right now.
They need a hero who can speak to the conflict society is struggling with.
Someone who is both alien and human.
Someone who can bring them together.
- How? - I wanna interview you.
An exclusive.
I want to introduce the world to Dreamer.
I know this is challenging, James, but I'll be with you every step of the way.
- It's the day of the funeral.
- Looks like you're early.
I remember wearing that suit.
I love you, Dad.
I promise I will spend my life making you proud.
You can't be in here.
The funeral hasn't started yet.
There he is.
We've been waiting for you, daddy's boy.
I remember them.
Billy New and Brandon Palmer.
They taunted me, took my lunch money.
My dad was a soldier.
Have some respect.
Let's say we show him some respect.
Let me go! Stop! Don't do it.
Don't do this.
His vitals are spiking.
- Push through the memory.
My connection's lost.
I can't reach him.
Kelly, I fear James's mind has merged with his younger self.
You were there.
You could tether him.
Will you go in? No.
No, no, no.
I can't.
He needs guidance.
He will recognize you as his young sister.
No, Brainy, it's too much to ask of her.
There has to be another way.
I'll do it.
James, please, can you let me in? - [KELLY.]
James? - [JAMES.]
Kelly, I can hear you.
You gotta get me out of here.
I can't see this.
I'm here.
James, I'm here with you.
- [KELLY.]
Wait, that's you? You weren't at the diner? You were trapped down here? Those boys did this to you? [YOUNG KELLY.]
James? James, where are you? Oh, my God, that's my voice.
Down here, Kelly.
Help! I was looking for you.
Dead daddy can't save you.
You think your baby sister can? - Pathetic loser.
I must have pushed the shame of this and the memory so far down, I forgot.
I've told that diner story so many times, I believe it.
I wanted to be there, Kelly.
I wanted to be [SNIFFLES.]
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry.
It's okay.
It's not your fault.
You can change this narrative.
Fight back.
Come on.
James, you did it.
You're going to be great.
You ready? As I'll ever be.
I haven't figured out the extraction yet, Brainy.
That's why I came up.
Urgency is no longer required.
James has successfully completed his mind palace.
With his trauma unblocked, the Harun-El seems to have stopped attacking his PTSD and is regulated throughout his body.
His long-term prognosis with your drug in his system is good.
Good evening.
This is Kara Danvers with CatCo Media and this is a worldwide exclusive.
I'm here with the hero who has been fighting in the shadows.
This is Dreamer.
My first question Who are you? I'm Dreamer and I am a descendant of a daughter of Naltor.
When did you come here from Naltor? [DREAMER.]
I didn't.
I was born here in America.
- I grew up - Shut this off.
We can't.
Someone hacked the system.
humans and aliens lived together in harmony.
My mother was Naltorian, but my father was a human.
So you are both human and alien.
My parents believed that humans and aliens could co-exist.
And I'm living proof of that.
But growing up wasn't easy.
I am also a trans woman.
I'm different, Miss Danvers, but so is everybody.
And I don't know when that became such a bad thing.
The greatest gift we can give each other is our authentic selves and sharing that.
Sharing our truth is what will make us strong.
So, here I am.
I am both human and alien.
And I am a trans woman.
S'mores are my favorite dessert.
But I will always choose salty over sweet.
I broke my nose when I was 15 during a game of kickball.
My mother was my heart.
And since I lost her, it's felt like a piece of me is missing.
But my father is my spine.
I'm a Gryffindor.
Uh, my patronus is a Dapple Grey Stallion.
I am an INFP.
Uh, a Miranda.
House Stark.
I love Thursdays and April.
- And nerdy boys who think too much.
And I am proud of all that I am.
You should be.
What does love feel like? Are you afraid of how the world will react to you now that they know you're an alien? Of course.
But, you know what else? Fear sucks.
It sucks.
And I am so sick of feeling hopeless.
Dawn doesn't come unless we want it to.
But we don't have to wait for a new day.
We are the new day.
Your mother would be so proud of you.
Oh, my You're leaking.
I always considered myself strong, brave.
But To share yourself like that, I If I am understanding Dreamer's words correctly, none of us should be afraid of who we are.
Nor should we fear sharing that.
I feel so paralyzed right now because I'm not able to.
I'm Not able to move forward.
I can't find Lex.
I can't fix James.
I understand that you have been betrayed by many people in your life, Lena.
I know that feeling, too.
But if you want to be trusted and accepted, then you must also trust.
It will be risky.
But I can tell you that if you close all doors, you will have a 99.
9% chance of sorrow.
I want this Dreamer detained.
Let's go.
I can't get a hold of Kara.
Lockwood is heading to CatCo.
I gotta get her and Dreamer out of there.
Wait, you're gonna be court-martialed if you try to stop Lockwood.
They cannot catch us if they cannot see us.
So, tell me later.
- Okay - Great job, guys.
- Thanks.
- Thanks, Franklin.
Alien Affairs! On the ground! Don't you move! Dreamer, you are under arrest for using an illegal seditious broadcast to incite violence.
You're the only one inciting violence.
We're unarmed.
This will be easy, then.
Ready, Brainy.
Where is she? Find her and detain her.
You're here.
As a wise woman once said, "Fear sucks.
" So let's kick fear's ass.
Franklin, you saved me! - I did? - Yeah.
Let's take cover.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
We should get out of here.
Getting caught also sucks.
Dreamer! You're coming with me.
Get out of CatCo.
Not without the alien.
What alien? All I see are journalists exercising their right to freedom of speech and doing their duty to uphold freedom of press.
So, unless you're gonna rewrite the Constitution, get out now! [BREATHING HEAVILY.]
I don't know what happened to you or how you did this.
But I'll find out.
Come on! [GRUNTING.]
Oh, and I will find this Dreamer.
Kara? Edna? I saw the Dreamer broadcast last night.
It was inspiring.
I realized you were right.
The only way we can stop any of this is by exposing these people.
I have something for you.
I thought maybe these could help.
These are the acquisition papers for that military base.
But they'll know it was you.
What about your job? I don't care.
In fact, if you need an AmerTek whistle-blower, I'm willing to go on the record.
This is very brave of you.
You ready, sis? Thank you, Edna.
I'm sorry I was so short with you.
You were just trying to do your job.
Friendship is the most important job and I was so focused on my article, I forgot what really matters.
No, Kara.
The truth is, even if you'd been standing right next to me when Lex escaped I really wouldn't have let you be there for me.
What do you mean? Why? Because I'm the one that's keeping secrets.
Eve wasn't the only one working with Lex.
I I was working with him, too.
He contacted me four months ago.
He knew I had the Harun-El.
He had cancer and he was afraid to die.
He's my brother.
And in my heart, I knew he was manipulating me but I believed him and I helped him and he betrayed me.
And I was weak and I will never forgive myself for that.
I can only imagine what you think of me, Kara.
I don't blame you.
No, no.
You are not weak.
You are a brilliant, kind-hearted, beautiful soul.
Your brother asked you for help and in life and death situations, you help family.
No one can judge you for that.
I'm so sorry you felt like you couldn't tell me.
I am so sorry.
Thank you.
I really wanna help you with your investigation with Lex.
So, Sebastian Melmoth withdrew $5.
8 billion from L-Corp on October 10th.
The same day AmerTek paid $5.
8 billion for a missile base in Rubniu.
Coincidence? - No, I don't believe in them.
- Hmm.
More likely, our mystery man took the money he withdrew from L-Corp and paid for the missile base using AmerTek as a smokescreen.
So, who is Sebastian Melmoth and where the hell is Rubniu? That nostalgic bastard.
When Lex was 13, he read the entire works of Oscar Wilde and for weeks, he had us call him by Oscar Wilde's pseudonym, Sebastian Melmoth.
Are we saying that Lex Luthor bought a missile base? No, but not in Rubniu.
Lex loves codes, so Sebastian loves codes.
It's a double-breasted interrupted key cipher.
It's Lex's favorite.
Guess we're going to Kaznia.
Lydia! No.
Sweetheart [SOBBING.]
You have done well, my son.
Go home now.
Join your family.