Sweet Tooth (2021) s03e04 Episode Script

Beyond the Sea

[spirited, upbeat music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[man] Welcome aboard, everybody.
I'm Captain Stafford.
I know you've all been through a lot.
We've all seen more than
our fair share of loss and tragedy.
But that changes today.
Because today, we're on our way to Canada.
There's no way of knowing what awaits us.
But for the moment, we're safe.
So, smile hug the person next to you,
and let's honor the memory
of those we've lost along the way
by doing the one thing they'd want us
to be doing for making it this far.
- [passenger] Yeah!
- Drop a beat, DC!
[excited chatter]
[passengers exclaiming]
[Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays playing]
[upbeat soul music playing]
[narrator] We all want
to be remembered in some way.
The question is always how.
How would we like to be remembered?
By going gracefully into that good night?
Or by carrying the weight of the world
on your shoulders?
However it may be, one thing is certain.
We all want to know
we left this world doing some good,
that our lives truly meant something.
["Soul Finger" continuing]
[song grows distorted, fades away]
[folksy, adventurous music playing]
We made it!
Just in time.
Hello there!
[ship's bell ringing]
[upbeat party music playing]
[Dr. Singh]
Now the other hand. Two, three
[Gus grunting]
[Jepp grunts]
Where is everybody?
- Maybe we shouldn't be here.
- Yeah, about that
[Jepp] We aren't going anywhere.
Looks like they had
a big party or something.
What, and everybody just vamoosed?
Maybe they're sleeping it off
in their cabins.
Including the entire crew?
[disquieting music building]
We're not moving. The engine's off.
[ship's bell tolling]
I'm going to take a look around,
see what's going on.
You two, stay put.
I'll look after him.
[disquieting music intensifies]
[eerie music playing]
Hello? Anybody here?
[tense notes pulsing]
[harrowing music playing]
[Jepp panting]
[music intensifies]
[jarring stinger]
I thought I told you to stay put.
Turn around.
- But what is it?
- What's wrong?
We can't be here. Come on, come on.
- [Dr. Singh] What did you find?
- Come on, let's get in there.
[Jepp] Keep going, Gus.
[music intensifies, trails off]
Jepp, what's wrong? What'd you find?
The Sick's on the ship, isn't it?
Were you exposed?
I don't know.
- It's rather important to know if you're
- I said I don't know!
One thing's certain, we can't stay here.
There's no food, no water.
- None of that matters if we can't get
- None of that matters if you were exposed.
I wasn't exposed!
Okay? I I'm fine.
How do you know?
[distressing music playing]
[Gus] Jepp?
[music intensifies]
[music trails off]
[Rosie's son whimpering]
[Rosie grunts]
[weak mewling]
I I can't stop the bleeding.
I'm sorry.
I didn't realize he was a hybrid.
[Becky grunts]
And what if he wasn't? What then?
[menacing music playing]
You hurt my son.
Give me one good reason not to hurt you.
[Tex] Rosie.
[vehicle approaching]
[brakes screech]
[doors opening]
What are you doing here?
I was worried sick about you.
One minute we're talking, the next,
I can't reach you. Where is he?
Where is he, Rosie? The deer boy.
We'll find him, because now we've got her.
[suspenseful music pulsing]
One little teenage girl?
She was traveling with them.
She can tell us where they're headed.
Why don't I take it from here?
You look after your boy.
Let's take our new guest
on up to the house.
We're gonna have ourselves a little chat.
[Rosie's son whimpering]
[harsh, martial music playing]
[breathing shakily]
[uneasy music playing]
[music trailing off]
- We gotta get this boat moving.
- [Dr. Singh] He's right.
[Gus] So how do we do that?
One of us would have to get to the bridge,
and then we might be able
to get the engine started.
Only one little problem with your plan.
The Sick's still out there.
Well we have to do something.
[Jepp] What's this "we" shit?
You got lucky you ended up here.
Should've been your ass
left on that beach and not the sisters.
I'm here for Gus.
- Don't give me that fate shit again!
- [door slams]
No, wait! No!
Wait, what are you doing?
I'm going to the bridge
to find out what happened.
Gus, listen. You cannot do that.
I'm the only one who can.
I can't get sick, remember?
[Jepp] Maybe not,
but those purple flowers will mess you up.
I'll be careful. Promise.
Sweet Tooth
Just trust me, okay?
I'll figure out what's going on.
Try not to kill each other while I'm gone.
He'll be okay.
You have any idea
what he's gonna see out there?
What's worse?
Gus seeing death
or dying?
[somber, crestfallen music playing]
[ship creaking and groaning]
[eerie, unsettling music playing]
[unsettling music continuing]
[distant clattering]
[eerie stinger]
[Gus gasps]
[chilling stinger]
[screams, pants]
[radio squawks]
[man] Hello?
Is there anybody out there?
Somebody, please answer.
[exhales] Oh, thank God.
Thought I was the only one left.
Who are you?
[subdued, thoughtful music playing]
I'm Gus.
Who are you?
Darwin. The first mate.
Where are you?
In my cabin.
I must've made it back here somehow.
I got really drunk last night
and passed out,
and when I woke up this morning
everybody was gone.
From the Sick.
I guess that's how I'm still alive.
What about you?
How are you still alive?
I'm immune.
You're a hybrid.
I stowed away.
Looking for my mom.
She's up in a town
at the very top of Alaska.
I can't believe it.
You're the only one on board
who is perfectly safe.
Which means I can fix everything.
But I'll need your help.
I'm trying to find the bridge
to figure out why the engine's off.
Can you tell me what I'm looking for?
Yeah. Actually, I can.
Holy shit.
We might actually
make it out of this alive.
We will make it out of this alive.
Okay, Gus.
Find the nearest stairs
and start heading up.
[Mrs. Zhang] Don't just sit there, honey.
You must be starving
after that long journey you've been on.
[Becky] I'm not hungry.
And I don't eat pork.
Well, at least try the cornbread.
My chef Arlo won the Southwest Cook-off
five years running.
I promise you've never had
anything like it.
You're wasting your time.
I'm not gonna talk.
You poor thing.
You were what,
five years old when all this started?
You never got a taste
of what life was like before all this.
Back then
life was wonderful.
People were people.
Now let me guess,
you're trying to bring people back?
Exactly right.
See? I knew you were sharp.
If you really knew me,
- you'd know you're wasting your time.
- I know you, Becky.
Or should I call you Bear?
Former leader of the Animal Army?
Defender of all hybrids,
excluding my grandson, of course.
You really did a number on him out there.
[Rosie's son howling in distance]
Can you hear him?
Howling in all that pain and misery?
I'd be surprised
if he makes it through the night.
You couldn't help it.
You were angry and confused.
And I understand why.
Ever since your parents died,
you've been searching for the one thing
you've always wanted but could never find.
And that's a family.
You want a family, Becky,
just like all of us.
But you deserve so much more than
that piss-poor gang
you've been hanging with.
You deserve a real family.
One that will love and remember you.
And that means having children
of your own flesh and blood.
You know what they say.
Blood is thicker than water.
[chuckles softly]
What's so funny, hon?
You know,
you've got that saying all wrong.
Since you know so much about me,
you must also know
that my parents were professors.
Real smart folks.
One day when I was little, they told me
I was going to have a baby sister.
You see, I'm adopted.
They told me that phrase.
"Blood is thicker than water."
But they explained
people always get it wrong.
Water refers to the water of the womb.
Families related by birth.
But blood
Blood means bonds forged in battle.
It means the relationships we choose are
stronger than the ones we're born into.
I've always wondered why that phrase
always stuck with me at such a young age.
[pack snarling]
What's got you boys all worked up?
But now I know.
It's so I could be here now
to call out your ignorance.
I don't think you understand
who you're dealing with, pumpkin.
I always get what I want.
And one way or another, you're gonna
help me find that little shit.
The only question is, are you gonna
do it the easy way or the hard way?
Think it over.
Don't take too long.
[door opens]
[door closes]
[tool clicks]
Any twitching?
If I had, I would have told you.
Even if this is your time, don't worry.
I'll look after him.
What the hell is that supposed to mean?
I told you before.
I'm not meant to die on this journey.
And I am?
I've, uh, seen the way you move
when no one's looking.
You've lived a brutal life.
Even before the Crumble.
[groans] If the Sick doesn't get you
your old battle wounds will, soon enough.
[Dr. Singh chuckling]
[Dr. Singh] No, I just
Just had a thought.
Captain James Thacker traveled to Alaska
nearly a century ago
with the hopes of changing the world.
Now here we are,
sailing north as he did,
to where it all started.
Just tell me, is that coincidence or fate?
People want to act like something's
bigger out there so they can deal with it,
so they can make sense of it.
But seeing what I've seen,
I know it's all bullshit.
There's no such thing as fairy tales.
And yet, you hope
a little boy with deer antlers
will stay an innocent child forever.
Now, Mr. Jepperd,
fate brought us together.
[tightly restrained] And what if I was
to plant my fist into your skull?
What would you call that?
[Dr. Singh] Nothing. Because you wouldn't.
Gus would never forgive you.
You son of a bitch!
- Come here!
- [grunts]
You don't remember, do you?
We met. Ten years ago.
- What the hell are you talking about?
- Crescent City!
Sacred Heart Hospital!
We shared an elevator.
The world was falling apart.
And your wife
had just given birth to a son.
[bleak, despondent music playing]
So tell me.
Was I able to convince you
to go back to him?
[door opens]
[Gus] I made it. I'm at the bridge.
[Darwin] Okay.
Look around for the captain's log.
It's a book he writes his notes in.
Hopefully, it'll tell us what happened.
I found it.
I need you to read
the last couple entries for me.
You can read, can't you?
Yes, I can read.
Okay, here we go.
"1:14 a.m. Medic Caraway informs me
passenger Quintana Stanley
has tested positive for Doomsday."
[Darwin] The woman in the green hat.
"1:55 a.m. Four more passengers
have tested positive."
"My crew and I are doing what we can."
"5:31 a.m. Passenger Stanley has passed."
"My men have disposed of her body
at sea per my orders,
but I fear she won't be the last."
"11:18 a.m. More than half
of the passengers have passed now."
"Several of my crew as well."
"We have disposed of
the unlucky overboard,
and I shut down the engine."
"This must stop here."
"We must not make landfall again."
Keep going.
"2:59 p.m. The end is nigh."
"I have done all I can."
"Darwin, my boy, if you are reading this,
I hope fate found a way
to save you when I couldn't."
"I'm proud of the man you've become."
[delicate, contemplative music playing]
Is he there?
[shakily] Captain Stafford?
He was your friend?
More like a father, really.
He took me under his wing
when I really needed it.
[radio static crackling]
Captain Stafford sounds like a good man.
[Darwin] Yeah.
He was.
And we need to honor his wishes.
We can't restart the engine.
But he said he hoped
you found a way to live.
"This has to end here."
Those were his final orders,
and I have to honor them.
I never told you
why I'm trying to find my mom.
She's a scientist
looking for a cure to the Sick,
and I'm supposed to help her, but
I can't do that if I can't get there.
So I need your help
to help the friends I left behind,
and you so nobody else
like Captain Stafford has to die.
[Darwin] I'm sorry, Gus.
I can't.
What if I finish
what Captain Stafford started?
What do you mean?
He was burying bodies in the ocean.
Right? To get rid of the Sick?
I can bury the rest.
Then there would be no more Sick on board.
[Darwin] You're just a kid, Gus.
You can't.
I have to try.
Then will you help me?
[spare, haunting music playing]
[Jepp] So that was you.
Why didn't you say something earlier?
Never felt like the right time.
That was the worst day of my life.
It was a hard day for me as well.
It was the day I realized
I couldn't help people anymore,
that I couldn't cure them,
make them better.
[breathy, weary sigh]
After that,
I was just watching people die.
I lost myself that day.
And I lost my wife.
Even though it took me
a long time to realize it.
[low, aching music playing]
That moment in the elevator
I was scared
that I didn't have what it took
to be a dad, a good dad.
So I hesitated.
And because of that I lost my wife too.
And my son.
Gus brought me back
when I thought
there wouldn't be any coming back.
Don't you see?
There are no coincidences.
You and I are here,
ten years later, together once more,
and against all odds
because of Gus.
Now tell me.
Do you still think
this is all just bullshit?
Or is it something more?
[steady, resolute music playing]
[music swells]
[music trails off]
[weak whimpering]
[Rosie] I'm sorry.
[door opens]
Zhang would like to know
if the girl has changed her mind yet.
Well, I guess it's the hard way, then.
[chilling music playing]
[jolting stinger]
[guard struggling]
What are you doing?
What does it look like I'm doing?
Getting you out of here.
I don't understand. How did you even
I was injured in the battle for the zoo.
But Zhang's army found me
and picked me up.
Why are you helping me?
I couldn't just let them torture you,
even if things didn't work out between us.
That deer kid. He's the one
you were after at the zoo, isn't he?
We were on our way to Alaska
to find his mom.
I'm glad you found him.
Come on.
[indistinct chatter in distance]
Okay. There's one more truck on the road,
but there's no one watching it.
[car door slams]
Shit! Come on.
Nothing like a little escape attempt
to spice things up.
What was your name again, young man?
Well, Jordan, you're really starting
to earn your keep around here. [chuckles]
- You set me up.
- [Jordan] They're going to Alaska.
I told you, hon, one way or another,
I always get what I want.
Alaska, huh?
Popular place.
Get me a sat phone, would you, honey?
[distressing music playing]
[music swells, trails off]
[Siana] Hello?
If someone is there and can hear me,
I'm afraid the person
who owns this phone is deceased.
By any chance,
do you happen to know if he crossed paths
with a Doctor Gertrude Miller?
[suspenseful stinger]
Who the hell is this?
[disconnect tone beeps]
We leave in the morning.
- We're headed to Alaska.
- What's in Alaska?
Turns out, everything.
[ship creaking]
[delicate, distressing music playing]
[radio crackles]
[Darwin] Gus, are you there?
I'm here.
[breathing shakily]
I just
I found the first people.
Who were they?
They were all kinds of people.
Farmers, welders, retirees,
young people like me.
Anyone who still wanted to live.
That's everybody.
Everybody wants to live.
[sweeping, heartsick music playing]
His name was Justin.
This was a boy and his dad.
[aching, heartsick music continuing]
[restrained sobbing]
[ragged breathing]
[Darwin] Gus?
[music trails off]
Are you okay?
I don't know if I can do this.
I thought I could, but
I can't.
You don't have to.
I have to.
Otherwise, Jepp's gonna die.
The Sick's everywhere,
and I'm afraid he's gonna get it,
and then he's gonna die too.
And that's why I have to find my mom.
Because she's I don't know how,
but she's gonna find a cure to the Sick.
She has to find a cure. She has to.
Is Jepp your friend?
[Gus] He's Big Man.
I've lost so many people.
Pubba, Aimee, Becky and Wendy
I can't lose Jepp too.
Death is hardest on those who live on,
because we get left behind,
with nothing but memories
of the people we loved.
But they can live on.
Through us.
I know what to do.
[Gus] Justin was a wonderful son.
A boy who loved camping and being outside.
And his dad loved him a lot.
[intricate, cathartic music playing]
Chris was a wonderful dad,
and he loved his son very much.
They took all kinds of trips together.
And they'll always be together.
And they'll always stay alive
if we tell their story.
All of their stories.
[emotional music continuing]
[Gus] I couldn't find all of your names,
or much about you
but you won't be forgotten.
I'll remember you.
[music trailing off]
I did it.
It's done.
Deer, huh? Never would have guessed.
I guess it's my turn
to uphold my end of our deal.
Let's get the engine started
and get you headed north.
Your mom's waiting.
[console buzzes faintly]
Here goes nothing.
[systems roaring to life]
He really did it.
Of course he did.
[bold, triumphant music building]
You were right.
About what?
A lot of things.
[music trails off]
It's gonna take me a couple minutes
to set a course and everything.
Thank you.
For helping me.
No, Gus.
Thank you.
Be right back.
I have to show you something.
[distressing music playing]
[weary sigh]
[disorienting notes warble]
- Jepp!
- Gus!
Everything okay, kid?
Yeah. It's okay to come out now.
The Sick's all gone.
Come on, there's someone
I want you guys to meet.
Darwin. I want you to meet my friends,
Jepp and Dr. Singh.
[Dr. Singh] Gus.
[Darwin] Hey, Gus.
It turns out
I'm not the only survivor after all.
I'm just the person
who held out the longest.
I've set the ship
on the course for northern Alaska.
You should get there in two days' time.
I'm only sorry
I can't finish the journey with you.
But I have to carry out
Captain Stafford's orders
and make sure the Sick never reaches land.
I guess that makes you captain now.
Thank you, Gus.
I hope you find your mom
and save your friends.
[calm, steady exhale]
So long.
[sorrowful music playing]
[plaintive music playing]
Momma's here. Hey
We're done here.
Let's get back to the plane.
What about this one?
Bring her.
But leave him. He'll slow us down.
[Rosie's son breathing shallowly]
[Rosie shuddering]
[whispers] I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
You're gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be It's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay.
[sorrowful, emotional music playing]
[music intensifies]
[gunshot echoing]
[brakes screech]
[tense, bleak music playing]
[pack growling]
[plane engine revving]
[tense music continuing]
[bay doors grinding]
[agitated snarling]
[man] Hey! Hey!
You mutts keep it down back there.
[music trails off]
We'll know right away.
[radio static crackling]
I know you guys
probably can't hear this, but
I just wanted to let you guys know
that we made it onto the boat.
I really hope that you guys are okay,
and that you can get back to the others.
And once we find Birdie,
we'll come back to you guys.
Okay. Bye.
Good news, Mr. Jepperd.
You're completely Sick-free.
[narrator] Something changed
out on the ocean that day.
For the boy
[Jepp] Gus.
[narrator] and for the Big Man.
Is there anything you want to talk about?
All it took was
a brush with the other side.
[man] Hello, is somebody there?
Yeah. We're here.
Name and location, please.
I don't know where we are.
We're somewhere
in the middle of the ocean.
My name's Gus.
[measured, optimistic music playing]
Birdie's Gus?
[in disbelief] What?
Wait, how do you know Birdie? Who is this?
My name is Siana, Gus.
I'm a friend of your mom's.
And if you're getting through to us,
that means
you're only a couple days away.
Next stop, Alaska.
[sweeping, triumphant music playing]
[music trails off]
[pensive, mysterious outro music playing]
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