Sweet Tooth (2021) s03e05 Episode Script

The Tail-Tale Heart

[eerie, mysterious music playing]
[narrator] Captain James Thacker
had a curious mind.
Before it all started, he'd spent
a lifetime following the science.
But, as the days grew colder,
and the night never ended,
he found something else.
[steady, muffled beating]
Something science could
never begin to explain.
[Burke] What did you do in that cave?
[echoing] What's in the cave?!
[footsteps approaching]
There is no fountain of youth,
is there, James?
[Thacker] It is
so much more than that, Burke.
It is the blood of the earth,
and we must share it
with the world at once.
What do you think you're doing?
You cursed us all, James.
- We're doing what needs to be done
- No!
to save the world.
No, you can't.
We must set sail.
We must sail.
Please. You can't stop it!
I won't let you!
It must end here.
[ominous music playing]
[breathing erratically]
No, Burke. It's only just begun.
[eerie, mysterious music continuing]
Soon, the whole world
will know what I found.
[wet gurgling]
[flesh tearing]
[haunting music playing]
[music intensifies]
[heartbeat echoing]
[Jepp, echoing] Gus.
[Jepp, normally] Gus.
[heartbeat halts]
Are you coming?
[hopeful music playing]
We made it.
[Jepp] You're damn right, kid.
You didn't think we would.
- He didn't think we all would.
- [Jepp] Can you blame me?
We didn't all make it.
Becky and Wendy will be fine.
Trust me. They're tough.
The sooner we find your mom,
the sooner we can get back to 'em.
[uneasy music playing]
[disquieting audio oscillations]
[Dr. Singh, echoing]
Do you sense something, Gus?
I don't know.
It feels familiar.
That's because you're home.
This is where you're from, or
where what you're from is from.
[high-pitched ringing continues]
[whispery audio distortions]
They're here.
[adventurous music building]
[door opening]
- Welcome. I'm
- Siana, the radio lady.
And you're Gus.
[Siana] Oh, Nuka.
Sorry, she's never met another hybrid.
- Can I see your pinkies?
- Yeah. My name is Aditya Singh.
And this rather large chap is Jepperd.
Happy to report, I'm good.
[Siana] Well, you made it just in time.
Once polar night sets in,
it's easy to get lost out here.
Something happened to Birdie.
Didn't it?
Otherwise, she'd be here right now.
[distressed music playing]
We have a lot to catch you up on, Gus.
But we should get back to the outpost.
There's a big blizzard coming in.
I'll explain everything on the way.
[Jepp] Hey.
You okay?
[tense music playing]
[Dr. Singh clears throat]
[engine revving]
[unsettling music playing]
[radio squawks]
It's me.
They're here.
The deer boy and the other two
caught a ride with one of the outposters.
[foreboding music playing]
He's coming. Right now.
- [Rosie] Mom, I
- Shh!
[Rosie] Is she
[Mrs. Zhang] Thankfully,
it's just Braxton Hicks,
but we're running out of time.
We need to snatch that deer boy.
Then maybe now
you want to hear what I have to say.
I'll thank you to drop the attitude,
young lady.
Your sister doesn't have the time,
and I don't have the patience.
[Rosie] Fine.
What is it?
We've got the deer boy.
Tex spotted him,
the doctor, and the big one
landing just outside of town.
Someone picked them up
and took them back to the outpost.
- I'll take the boys and go get them.
- No, you won't.
Why not?
Rosie dear, every time
I've asked something of you,
you've come up empty-handed.
I need this done right.
We don't get a second chance,
so I'll take your boys.
Besides, I figure it's about time I spend
some quality time with my grandsons.
Are you ever gonna explain
why you dragged us all the way up here?
This is where we restart the world.
[foreboding music continuing]
[indistinct chatter]
[vehicle beeping]
[machinery whirring and clanking]
[yells angrily]
[restrained seething]
[pack snarling, sniffing]
[man] Hey, hey, hey!
All right, you goddamn mutts! Shut up!
[pack growling, whimpering]
Jesus, these things are creepy.
[man] Boys are ready. We good to go?
Then let's roll.
[foreboding music continuing]
[music trails off]
I think you got it.
Besides, where do you think
I'm going to go?
Could I have a jacket, please?
Sorry, what?
Could I please have a jacket?
It's freezing in here.
What happened to your Animal Army costume?
I bet it was cozy.
You probably wish
you still had yours now, huh?
Aw, don't worry.
Zhang's not going to kill you.
No, when she figures out
this whole childbirth thing,
she's gonna need
all the human girls she can get.
I'm sorry, Jordan.
I should have told you the truth
when we first met.
But I didn't know if I could trust you.
What happened to that sweet kid
I skipped rocks with on the wagon trail?
This isn't you.
What about you, "Bear"?
I thought the Animal Army was
supposed to save hybrids, not kill them.
I didn't realize you were here.
Go help refuel the plane
and keep the runway salted.
They told me to watch her.
And I'm telling you to go. Now.
[tense, uneasy music playing]
I didn't want to hurt your boy.
But I didn't have a choice.
Why do people always say that
when they're scared?
Like suddenly they're completely
powerless to think for themselves.
I did it to protect my sister.
She's out there somewhere
all alone right now.
But she's alive.
And you and your mom
will never get to her, so
Yeah, I didn't have a choice.
Your sister might be alive.
[restrained seething] But my son isn't.
What was his name?
I know you gave him a name.
'Cause I know you loved him.
Just like you love the other three.
You wouldn't be here if you didn't.
- [radio squawks]
- [Tex] Rosie, hey.
Ginger could really
use your help right now.
Your mom's gone,
and I don't know what I'm doing.
I need to finish this.
- But your sister
- Your wife needs you.
[foreboding music playing]
[frantic, pulse-pounding music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[music trails off]
[Siana] Welcome to the outpost.
Let's get you inside and warmed up.
Then we can come up with
a plan to look for Birdie.
Milton said you were
bringing in some 48'ers.
[Siana] These aren't just any 48'ers.
This is Birdie's boy. This is Gus.
It's nice to meet you.
Let's get you settled.
I can't let you bring 'em in, Si.
We have rules.
I know the rules.
But we have to help them.
We don't have the Sick, I can assure you.
[Jepp] No offense, man.
We don't plan on staying here long.
We're just here to find the kid's mom.
It don't matter. We don't have the space.
We don't have the rations.
Walter, I'm gonna give you
to the count of three to move aside,
or you're gonna find everything
you brought dumped on the pass,
and you're gonna be
on the first trawler back to Wisconsin.
I'm from Michigan.
Same thing.
[door opens]
Damn it, Walt. Move!
- [lively chatter]
- [upbeat music playing]
[chatter subsides]
[music halts]
Tough crowd.
[Siana] Try to ignore 'em.
We don't see many new folks around here.
How long has she been missing?
Four days.
Nuka and I were the last ones to see her.
What are the odds
of someone surviving on their own?
Birdie never gave up easy,
on anything.
Runs in the family.
These are some of her things
we brought back here.
I thought something might give me
a clue about what happened.
[graceful, wistful music playing]
[gently] That was her favorite.
All right, is there anything here
that's useful,
anything that could give us
some indication of where to start looking?
[Nuka] You mean, like the cave?
[mysterious, otherworldly music playing]
Sorry, could you repeat that,
little polar bear girl?
Arctic fox.
Did you just say the cave?
I said the cave.
That's it, isn't it?
Told you it was real.
The journal of Dr. James Thacker.
May I?
[mysterious music continuing]
[overlapping eerie whispering]
Gus, we're close.
Birdie thought that's where
everything started, hybrids and the Sick.
And she was absolutely right.
Something tells me if we find this cave
We find her.
There is one more thing.
A guy was following her.
But I think he was working
for somebody else.
[tense music playing]
[Jepp] She can't be far.
We haven't got much time, kid.
What do you want to do?
How do we find the cave?
So this is the outpost here.
I know Birdie searched here,
here, and here, and came up empty.
What are these?
The old oil pipelines.
[growing faint]
They've been abandoned since the Crumble.
[Jepp, faintly] Guessing the oil company
would've found any caves on their surveys.
[faint, muffled heartbeat]
[at regular volume]
Did you guys hear that?
[high-pitched ringing]
Hear what?
[ringing continues faintly]
You didn't hear anything?
It sounded like
a heartbeat.
Can you hear it right now?
No, but I did hear it earlier,
when we first arrived.
When you first got to Alaska.
You think
It's a beacon.
Trying to show you the way.
To Birdie.
[gentle, pensive music playing]
Try and listen again.
Can't hear it.
It's okay. It's okay. Just try your best.
[delicate, focused music playing]
[high-pitched ringing]
[heartbeat thumping faintly]
[wind howling]
[heartbeat intensifies]
[cheerfully] He's hearing it.
[Nuka, echoing] He's hearing it
He's hearing it He's hearing it
[Jepp, echoing] Hey, Sweet Tooth.
[echoing] You okay?
[echoing] What's happening?
[music swells, trails off]
- That way.
- [heartbeat subsides]
What's out that way?
- The pipelines.
- [Nuka] And
the Caribou Man.
[Jepp] Who?
[Siana] It's an old legend.
Her dad used to tell that story
when she was little.
[Nuka] "The Chief of Caribou."
They say his heart beat outside his chest.
[Siana] There have been
sightings over the years,
but she's right.
The old caribou migration trails,
I forgot about them.
They're out by Junction 18.
That must be where the cave is.
[Jepp] You did it, kid.
Let's go find her.
[Siana] If we're going back out there,
you guys are gonna need warmer clothes.
Come on.
[Jepp] Amen to that.
[thoughtful, understated music playing]
[foreboding music building]
[disorienting music playing]
[Thacker] All was unlocked
when I sacrificed the deer.
[enigmatic percussion and vocalizations]
[music trails off]
We might just be able to make it
out there before the storm hits.
Try this one.
What about this "polar night"?
Starts tonight.
There's no more daylight for months.
These should cover us for a little while.
Let's hope a little while is all we need.
[vehicles approaching]
[foreboding music playing]
[apprehensive chatter]
Si, we got company.
Bunch of trucks coming in hot.
Stay put up there.
[ominous music playing]
- [intercom beeps]
- Leaving the line open.
She found us.
- She found us all the way up here.
- Hey, Gus. Gus.
We're gonna make it to that cave.
I promise you.
Uh-uh. Not again.
Okay. No.
We're not letting anybody in
[shocked gasps]
Everybody, get down. Be quiet.
[Dr. Singh over PA]
For the last ten years,
everyone has wondered which came first,
the hybrids or the Sick?
The real question is
- [mouthing along]
- where did everything begin?
We all thought it was Fort Smith, but now,
I finally know the truth.
Everything began in Alaska.
Whatever created the Sick and Gus.
If he truly is the first hybrid,
then whatever made him,
whatever is flowing through his veins,
came from something those scientists
found up there in the ice.
"The blood of the earth."
That's what they found.
Like a universal stem cell.
The key to everything.
The cure for the Sick,
and for children.
Human children.
No more hybrids.
[tight, distressing music playing]
Who the hell are you?
Who am I?
I'm here to make you a proposal.
For years, my husband and I,
God rest his soul, had a dream.
All we wanted was
a proper human grandson, a legacy.
We searched high and low
to find a way to make that happen.
And, maybe, to save humanity
while we're at it.
This deer boy
and what he has hidden
in his tiny little bones,
is the key to that dream.
He's here.
And one of you
is going to tell me where to find him.
I'm gonna have my grandsons
come in and say hello.
[harsh, intimidating music playing]
[panicked shrieking]
As you can see,
they didn't inherit my charm.
So, what'll it be?
[timer dings]
- [pack snarling]
- [outpost residents clamoring]
You got five minutes.
We need to get you out of here.
What's another way out?
There is no other way out.
[tense percussive music building]
[music intensifies]
[music trails off]
[grunting, sputtering]
Need a hand?
Whoa. [laughs] Whoa.
Hey, hey, come on.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Where are you going?
Hey, hey, come here, come here.
Come on, Bear. Yeah, huh?
Stop it, Jordan.
I thought you were
supposed to fight back, huh?
That's what you do.
That's what you've always done.
I'm tired of fighting.
[Wendy] But I'm not.
- [suspenseful stinger]
- [Wendy grunts]
I'm here.
Gus is here too.
They need our help.
So let's help them.
Lead the way.
- [timer ticking]
- [agitated clamoring]
[growling, snarling]
[Mrs. Zhang] What'll it be?
Someone here knows something.
[Odell] Leave us the hell alone!
- Mom. The vents.
- What about the vents?
They lead to the service hatch outside.
From there we can follow
the pipeline to the caribou trail.
Great. How do we get to these vents?
Doesn't matter.
[sounds of struggle in distance]
[Siana] They're too small.
Not for me and Gus.
No, no, no, no.
We have to stick together.
- Sweet Tooth.
- I can't leave you.
[Jepp] Yes, you can.
We need to get Gus
out of here now, without us.
No, Gus is right.
We need to stick together.
He needs our help.
No, Doc, he doesn't.
He'll be all right on his own.
[rueful, determined music playing]
I didn't get us here.
You did.
I got a feeling
you got this too.
[bittersweet music playing]
[whispering] This isn't goodbye.
Gus, we need to go.
You just follow
that little heart of yours, okay?
Go on now.
[Dr. Singh] No, no, he can't.
No. No! No!
I'm supposed to get to the cave with Gus!
So just do
what you told us to do all along.
Have faith.
Stay here.
Where are you going?
To buy Gus a little more time.
[timer ticking]
[timer ringing]
[man] He's not here. Leave us alone!
[Mrs. Zhang]
You brought this on yourselves.
[Jepp] Hang on.
[music subsides]
[Mrs. Zhang] Tommy Jepperd.
I used to watch you play every Sunday.
I'm guessing you're not here
to tell me where that boy is.
I'll tell you.
Far away from here.
[bold percussive music playing]
Come on. This way.
Now you better turn around
and beat it back to Texas.
Or what?
[Dr. Singh] Stop!
Get the hell out of here, Doc.
He's right, Ms. Zhang.
Gus is long gone.
But I can tell you where he's going.
We trusted you! Goddamn son of a
I'm sorry, Mr. Jepperd.
But I told you from the beginning
that I was going all the way.
No matter what it takes.
- Hey.
- Gentlemen
Hey, hey, hey. Hey, hey.
[Mrs. Zhang]
Take the doctor outside, please.
You better hope they kill me, Doc.
[bellows] You better hope they kill me!
Oh, we will.
We will, Tommy.
[menacing music playing]
[startled clamoring]
[alarm klaxon wailing]
[intense, overwhelming music playing]
Set 'em loose!
[whistles sharply]
Go! Get him. Go, go, go!
[man 1] The wolves are loose!
[man 2 wailing]
Let's get out of here!
Let's get him!
- Hold him!
- Get off me!
Come on, everybody!
[all screaming]
[man 1] We gotta get out of here!
[woman] Open the doors!
- [fleshy bite]
- [screams]
[crunching and snarling]
[guttural growling]
[keening howl]
[man 3] The boys got the deer kid's scent.
They're on the move.
[harsh, menacing music playing]
[pack howling in distance]
Where are we?
The pipeline.
Come on! Let's go!
Follow it until it ends. It'll take you
all the way out to the caribou trail.
Wait. What are you gonna do?
Don't worry about me.
Just go find your mom.
I'm gonna go back for mine.
[pack baying in distance]
[music trailing off]
Dr. Singh, you sure do get around.
I'm here for the same reasons you are.
It would appear
that we share the same destiny.
You lied to me
about your so-called cure back at the zoo,
and now you just
betrayed your own friends.
Why should I believe
a single word you say?
I have the personal journal
of Dr. James Thacker.
The "blood of the earth" that you are
searching for can be found in this cave,
which is exactly where Gus is headed.
Your resources and the answers
in this book will lead us to him.
How about I kill you
and take the journal for myself?
you need me.
I am the only one who knows what to do
when Gus gets us to that cave.
[enigmatic percussion and vocalizations]
[Thacker] All was unlocked
when I sacrificed the deer.
All was unlocked
when I sacrificed the deer.
[Thacker echoing] The deer
[harsh music continuing]
[faint audio distortion]
[pack snarling]
[Gus grunting]
[heartbeat thumping]
[sharp, reverberating whistling]
[enigmatic vocalizations]
[mysterious figure grunting]
Get away!
[Guys yelling]
Stop it!
Get away!
Stop it! Get away from him!
[sweeping music playing]
Get away from him!
Go! Go!
Go! Go!
[Gus bellowing]
[muffled] Get away!
Stop it!
[Gus bellowing]
Stop it! Stop!
[aching, plaintive music playing]
[heartbeat thumping]
[pack yipping]
[heartbeat continuing]
[menacing outro music playing]
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