The Cape s01e08 Episode Script

The Lich, Part 2

VINCE: Previously on The Cape We're talking about half the developable waterfront in Palm City.
That's why I'm paying you $7 billion for it.
Fleming wants to buy his own port.
Turn Palm City into a narco-terrorist way station.
The Chandler family owned the ports.
They all died.
There's a missing heir.
So, I have to find Conrad Chandler and kill Fleming's bid to buy the port.
All over Palm City, people are getting dosed with a psychoactive neurotoxin that gives the appearance of death.
He has risen.
This guy is dosed.
Who has risen? Conrad Chandler.
The Lich.
I'm looking for Conrad Chandler.
I'll let you in on a little secret.
They call me The Lich.
Look at you.
Like it was made for you.
Trust me.
This is the one.
You really think so? Jamie, it's beautiful.
Yeah? I know.
It's a little overwhelming.
It's all just happening so fast.
Everything will be perfect.
She's just nervous.
It's the biggest day of your life.
(BUZZING) Is that my phone ringing? MAID OF HONOR: Jamie, hello.
The dress.
Please, say yes.
You're getting married.
I'm getting married.
Who the hell is this? Don't look for her.
She's mine now.
Yes, now.
(HANGS UP) Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Where is she? Where's the girl? I have the right to remain silent.
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey.
He is my collar.
Okay? Back off.
Anything I say can be held against me in a court of law.
Hey! Look, I put my ass on the line for you.
Don't screw this up.
They've got a hostage.
The Lich and this.
Damn it, man.
I need you to get lost! Where is The Lich? (CHUCKLING) Everywhere.
Enough! (SIRENS APPROACHING) (CELL PHONE RINGING) ORWELL: Vince, I've got a lead on the Chandler heir.
Call me.
MARTY: You look pretty good for a dead guy, Mr.
Graduated the top of your class.
Specialized in child psychology.
Ran The Orchard sanitarium for 20 years.
So, tell me.
What happened, Preston? (CHUCKLES) Well, those allegations were never proven.
Well, these new charges might stick.
Because the Chief of Police saw you loading chemical weapons onto that parade float.
See, but I don't think you acted alone.
Maybe it wasn't even your idea.
So, why don't you talk to me? Let's sort this thing out.
You see, I grew up in Iceland.
Where every farm had sheep.
Sheep are followers.
It's coded in their brain to follow the sheep in front of them.
Even to slaughter.
So, you're calling me a sheep now? We're all sheep.
Following blindly to slaughter.
For The Lich is my shepherd.
I shall not want.
He maketh me lie down in green pastures, and leadeth me by still waters, and restoreth my soul.
Even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for thou art with me.
And thy rod and thy staff will comfort me.
And surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life.
And I shall dwell in the House of The Lich forever.
Got you.
THE LICH: You're so pretty.
The toxin paralyzes.
You'll get used to it.
I added a sedative.
That will help with the twitching.
That white skin.
Like a porcelain doll.
Netta! Isn't her face pretty? Young faces are pretty.
Get out.
You told me, "You're not the only one who's an orphan.
" Do you remember? You said that, and I thought, "She gets me.
" And that was before you knew how handsome I really was.
(CHUCKLING) Please forgive the way my face looks.
When I pulled off the mask, I What? Is there something you want to ask me? You want me to be your husband? Well, that's a big commitment.
Will you be loyal to me? Will you? Is this all for you and me? Well, I hope so.
We're the ones getting married.
What's wrong? Where does that door lead? You all right? (LAUGHS) Yeah.
It's just a little hard to remember how we got here.
You getting cold feet? No.
That's good.
Would you excuse me a minute? VINCE: Just think.
This time tomorrow THE LICH: We'll be husband and wife.
You like that idea? Of course you do.
I'm a billionaire now.
Do you know how long I've been looking for this little slip of paper? We're going to be Palm City's royal family.
And a royal family needs servants.
This is new.
It's a paralytic that produces seizures.
For 70%, the seizures are fatal.
The other 30% become devoted slaves.
It would be tasteless in a water fountain, or a beer in Chandler Stadium.
I'll let you pick your own servants.
But first, you need to learn how to be nice to me.
ROLLO: An insane asylum filled with zombies? I don't even know what to say to that.
That's her car.
She's got to be here.
If I'm right, The Lich has been living here for decades.
There's no telling what's inside.
Well, we know that, Vincent.
That's why we brought our dates.
(COCKING GUNS) MAX: Where are all the doctors and the patients? (RUMBLING) ROLLO: What the hell is that? (BUZZING) THE LICH: I told you not to look for her.
(GROWLING) (GRUNTING) Don't shoot! They're drugged! (GROANING) Max! ROLLO: Ugh.
It smells like Lich in here.
He's gonna bury her alive.
Like he did Janet.
This place is the only lead I had.
Except Holloway.
Holloway will know where he is.
You said he was in ARK custody.
Well, I've got to get in there somehow.
I've got a friend in the Public Defender's office.
Are you sure about this? No.
But I'm out of time.
And options.
A little meal before our wedding.
I hope you enjoy it.
THE LICH: What are these? It's a lemon centerpiece.
Lemons? I told you lilies.
Lilies on the middle of the table.
Is it too much to ask to have lilies on the table on my wedding day? (CRYING) My damn wedding day? Do you hate me? No.
I don't hate you, Conrad.
I love you.
You've sure got a funny way of showing it.
NETTA: Do you see that? Do you see how upset he was? I'm going to have to calm him down now.
You don't know him like I do.
You didn't have to wipe the spit from his mouth when he used to bite on his restraints.
You're just a whore.
He doesn't love you, you know.
You're just new.
Enjoy that dress.
I'm going to bury you in it.
Where have you been? Look, something serious is going on.
I need your help.
You need my help? That's right.
I need to speak with your mother.
Mom, The Cape's on the roof.
He wants to talk to you.
Ooh! Last week's egg salad, or fourth grade science experiment gone wrong? Seriously, Mom.
He says it's really important.
Well, have him call my office and make an appointment.
What? Please don't embarrass me.
You want me to go up on the roof? Just trust me.
You want me to meet The Cape, I'll meet The Cape.
Now, what? THE CAPE: Mrs.
(GASPS) Trip, call 911.
Mom, what are you doing? Take it easy.
Everything is fine.
Everything is fine.
Who the hell are you? You get away from us.
Mom, you're embarrassing me! She's freaked out.
I'm sorry.
I How dare you? How dare you do this to him? Do you know that he just lost his father? Do you know that? It's not like What kind of a sick joke is this Please, would you just listen to me? Please? to play on a little boy? Stop it! Trip, get inside.
You scared him away! THE CAPE: No, I'm still here.
That was totally rad.
A terrorist calling himself The Lich just tried to release an aerosol toxin on the Founder's Day Parade.
He has a friend of mine held hostage.
His accomplice is a man by the name of Preston Holloway.
He's being held by ARK security.
I need you to get me in there, so I can speak with him.
Are you kidding? What, you trust ARK to handle this? It doesn't matter.
I I can't sneak a masked vigilante into a police precinct.
If that were a real police precinct, if they were doing real police work, I would agree with you, but we both know that is not the case.
Now, I'm asking you.
Lives are at stake.
Mom, lives are at stake.
So he says, Trip.
Look, I'll think about it.
Cape, that's not good.
Whenever she says she'll think about it, it means no.
In your gut, you know that what I'm telling you is true.
I I may know someone who can pull some strings.
Just give me a second.
Sometimes, she's a little moody.
But mostly, she's pretty cool.
Yeah, she's pretty cool.
So, what's with the cloak and dagger? Travis, I am going to tell you something, and you are gonna suspend judgment until I'm finished.
What Travis, meet The Cape.
Cape, this is my boss, Travis Hall.
Thanks for coming.
(CHUCKLING NERVOUSLY) What is this, a singing telegram? Who is this guy? He's a friend of my son's.
He has his own comic book.
A comic book? Um (STAMMERING) I'm a little confused here.
I'm trying to stop an attack on Palm City via weaponized neurotoxin.
I know you're the perp's lawyer, but Holloway is not acting alone.
I have to get in there to speak for him.
Well, you're out of luck, because Holloway refused my legal services.
You can still get me access to the interrogation room.
Which, in my role as Public Defender, I would never do.
Despite the fact that you actually care that thousands of people may die? You All right, you're wearing a mask.
And that's very strange.
And, you know, secondly, you're both out of your minds.
Travis, would you just hear him out? Will you give us a minute? (SOFTLY) Travis, listen to me.
Listen to me.
I would never ask you this.
I know it sounds crazy, but you have to trust me.
I wouldn't come to you otherwise.
Do you want to go to jail? DANA: Thousands of people could die.
That's all that matters.
Our jobs don't matter.
Um Okay.
There's a back door to the precinct.
We can use my key card.
Let's go.
Uh, any chance I can get you to change into a coat and tie, or No.
Didn't think so.
(SLOW MUSIC PLAYING) I brought you some flowers.
It's a first date cliché, I know.
But tradition is important to me.
I bet when we're more comfortable with each other, we'll look back on this moment and laugh.
You are so beautiful.
This person, The Cape, is looking for you.
(WHISPERS) I don't like him.
What's that? You don't like him, either? He's a stalker? I'm so sorry.
Well, of course you're relieved to be with me.
I'll protect you.
I'm I'm a pretty terrible dancer.
Vince, I I need to Hey.
You need to close your eyes.
I'm right here.
I need to know if this is real.
No pain.
This isn't really happening.
Can we finish the dance anyway? (ACCESS PANEL BEEPING) They sweep every hallway, every room, in rotation.
Once you're in, you've got 15 minutes.
I expect you to use standard police procedure for interrogations, okay? I'll be watching you.
Thanks for doing this.
It's not a favor.
I don't trust ARK's task force.
And when Dana tells me something, I listen.
Tell me where Conrad Chandler is, or I'm gonna take you apart, piece by piece.
Thank God.
I thought you were a guard.
Yeah, I get that a lot.
How's it going in there? Well, he definitely knows how cops work.
Conrad Chandler was one of your patients at The Orchard.
I went looking for him there, but it's empty now.
So, where did everyone in The Orchard go? He sent them all home.
Where they belong.
Tell me where The Lich went.
Where's the fun in that? (LAUGHING) Easy, Cape.
Your partner already tried this.
Aren't you supposed to be the good cop? Well, he's not my partner, and I'm not a cop.
Look at me.
(SIGHS) TRAVIS: Did he just hypnotize him? You and I are connected now.
And we're going to take a little walk through your mind.
All right, Preston? I serve my master.
As you should.
As I'd like to.
If only I could find Chandler.
I won't tell you where he is.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Tell me where your family is.
He's running out of time.
He's got to get out of there.
(KNOCKS ON GLASS) They disappeared with you years ago.
Everybody presumed them dead.
And yet, here you are.
You're alive.
Where is your wife? Where is your daughter? I tried to set them free.
I anointed my wife and my daughter, and I buried them, and I waited for their resurrection.
But, he He said they weren't worthy.
They didn't believe.
So, they stayed in the ground, where they belong.
And now, my master is coming home.
Where he belongs.
Of course.
(PANTING) No, no It's okay.
You sleep.
(BREATHING RELAXES) Let us see how our guest is doing.
Thank you, Mrs.
You owe me big time for this one, Dana.
Do you want me to help you? (SIGHS) There.
Mmm-hmm? I'm a married man now, practically.
It's not appropriate for an old woman to live with two newlyweds.
So, after the wedding, you have to leave.
Wake up.
Your father's here.
My father? PETER: I don't think I have ever seen a more beautiful bride.
Why are you here? I'm here to give you away.
Isn't that what fathers do? I don't want you to give me away.
I don't want you to be my father.
You can't run from your genes, my darling.
And no matter who you marry, you'll always belong to me.
Where's Mom? Don't worry about her.
This is your day.
What did you do to Mom? Where is she? (SIGHS) She's where she's always been.
It's time.
(GASPS) (CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING) MINISTER: Vincent, will you have this woman to be your wife? Sickness and in health.
Live together by God honor him This is wrong.
MINISTER: I now pronounce you husband and wife.
You may kiss your bride.
(HEART BEATING) Vince! (PANTING) Vince? Who the hell is Vince? You led me on.
Another Judas.
Oh, Conrad.
Don't call me that! Don't you ever call me that name again! Call me Lich.
That's what I am, so that's what you should call me.
Time to jump into a grave for me, wifey.
You know, I usually don't do two shows a day.
There's a couple of guys stationed out back.
These guys, they look like they belong in The Orchard.
That's where they came from.
All right, gentlemen.
Ditch your dates.
I don't know where they're holding Julia.
One wrong shot, we could hit her.
ROLLO: No shotgun? Great.
Come on, bro.
You said you were itching to punch someone, right? (PUNCHING) There you go.
You feel better? (PANTING) (SIGHS) So, Vince.
These Chandlers.
Who were they? City founders.
William Chandler was like the Oppenheimer of chemical weapons.
Thanks for telling us that after we get trapped in a bunker with no air circulation.
(WHISPERS) Give her 20 ccs of the paralytic.
When she starts seizing, put her in the hole outside.
I'll go greet our visitors.
Bite down, honey.
VINCE: Jamie.
Have some cake.
You don't know my name.
None of this is real.
I'm drugged.
But it's safer here.
Is it? VINCE: Don't go.
Don't go.
I have to know.
VINCE: Orwell! (GASPS) (MAX SNIFFING) Ye gods.
What kind of monster was raised here? THE LICH: This kind.
Where is the girl? Where is she? You get the two on the right.
There's only two on the right! (GRUNTING) (EXCLAIMS) The benefits of my condition.
I can't feel anything.
Selfish little tramp.
Why don't you find your own man? (GASPS) You want him? He's all yours.
ROLLO: Max! And That's for Janet.
When you wake up, you let me know if you felt this.
Tie them up.
I'm going after Julia.
It's me.
I'm right here.
You were here all along.
Weren't you? Come on.
Well? It went fine.
He got what he needed.
I think.
And? And you were right.
He is real.
Can you ever forgive me? I don't know, Mom.
But telling me everything that happened in there, and ordering pizza, might help your case.
Thin crust.
(LAUGHS) It is 10:00.
All right.
All right.
He's pretty cool, right? Yeah.
He's pretty cool.
MAX: Green hellebore.
It saved the daughters of the king of Argos from madness.
Of course, it did kill Alexander the Great, but those Greeks tend to overdo.
What happened? You were drugged.
By The Lich.
The Lich? Conrad Chandler.
How do you feel? I'm all right.
That's good.
That's good.
I was, uh, a little worried about you there.
Vince? Yeah? Did I say anything? No.
And Conrad? He's locked up in Owl Island.
The Boogeyman has a new address.
But he's still a Chandler.
Still heir to the family fortune.
Technically, the ports are his.
And Peter Fleming can't get his hands on them.
At least, not for now.
(SIGHING) I guess the only mystery that remains is, who is this young lady? VINCE: Max A friend, I told you.
She's a friend.
I'm Orwell.
That's quite a secret you kept.
Yeah, well, I learned from the best.
Welcome to The Carnival of Crime, Orwell.
Finish that.
You sure you're okay? I'm fine.