The Gifted (2017) s01e13 Episode Script


1 We need your help.
There are three of them.
Esme, Sophie and Phoebe.
They're politically connected, wealthy, one of them even infiltrated Senator Montez's campaign last year.
That jackass is a straight-up Purifier.
They've got the right enemies, that's for damn sure.
- What's going on? - CAITLIN: We're leaving.
With Esme and her sisters back, we can't stay.
I don't want to be here, either.
That's why we have to stick together.
FROST SISTERS: We're here about the Hound program.
- It's looking to expand.
- We want your help to stop it.
POLARIS: And you can get us to Campbell? We can end this? We wouldn't be here if we couldn't.
Your father was a member of the Hellfire Club, a king.
You want to protect the child? Join us.
They murdered a dozen people without even blinking.
- Fire.
- [GUNSHOT] We need all the allies we can get.
No, the X-Men chose us for a reason, and it's not 'cause we can kill.
CAMPBELL: We now have a weapon that provides a solution to our mutant problem.
Hounds bonded, their powers combined.
Put together a demonstration.
Bring it to Washington this week.
[JACK COUGHING] CAMPBELL: Breathe a little deeper.
Come on, Jack, breathe for me.
JACK: I'm trying.
I just can't catch [COUGHING] CAMPBELL: That's it, that's it.
That's good.
That's good.
Just get it out.
Come on.
[EXHALES] Don't you got a lecture to get to? - No.
- I'm all right, bro.
No, you're not.
Your lung capacity's down 30%.
We need to talk to your doctor.
It's not the doctors, Rod.
I'm running out of time here.
Hey, don't talk like that.
- JACK: Well, it's the truth.
- Come on.
Doctors told Mom that CF would kill me before I hit 40.
I'm already bucking the odds here.
[COUGHING] Okay, okay, just Calm down.
- Go.
You're already late, bro.
Just go.
I'll be fine.
[PANTING] It's okay.
CAMPBELL: One gene.
A tiny thing, less than a micron across, but so terribly, terribly powerful.
A mutation in the DNA sequence of a single gene can mean the difference between a long, healthy life or a death sentence.
[CLEARS THROAT] If I've learned one thing in my years as a scientist, it's that Mother Nature shows us no mercy.
She's not our friend.
We're just another species on Earth, forced to struggle for our survival.
For most of the last two million years, Homo sapiens weren't the only species of human.
The Neanderthal Stronger than we are.
Had better resistance to cold.
And contrary to conventional wisdom, they even had bigger brains.
So how did we stop them from taking over the planet? Why am I up here talking to you, instead of some fellow with a double-arched browridge? [QUIET LAUGHTER] Because genetics don't have to be destiny.
We worked together.
We out-communicated the Neanderthals.
We built societies to defend each other and literally wipe our enemies off the face of the Earth.
They had stronger genes, no doubt about it.
But we managed to level the playing field.
And now, once again, Mother Nature has rolled the evolutionary dice and created a new breed with powerful mutations and abilities.
Some among us worry that we're in danger of extinction.
Well, they're right to worry.
But we don't have to succumb to the cosmic injustice of genetics.
This time, we can harness the power of science for ourselves.
But if, and only if, we have the courage to stand together as a species.
[CROWD CHEERING] I just want to make something clear.
We're working with you on this because the Hound program is a threat to all of us.
But if any of you think that being here means - We're friends now? - Oh, you made it clear we're not.
We're just here to get a job done, same as you.
Marcos, they're right.
Stay cool.
I don't see a move here.
The Hounds are already out there.
They're kicking our asses.
ESME: It's a secret program.
We can kill it, but it has to happen soon.
Our sources tell us Dr.
Campbell is working his political connections - to take it national.
- What do you mean? He's attending the Humanity Today Summit - in Charlotte, tomorrow.
- "Humanity Today"? Is that seriously what they call it? - Mm.
- ESME: I guess they thought it sounded better than "Kill the Muties.
" Every major anti-mutant figure will be there.
Politicians, business leaders Purifiers.
Security will be massive.
- All right? There's got to be a better - We're out of time.
This is our chance to grab Campbell and use him - to smash the program.
- So we're kidnappers now.
I thought we're supposed to be the good guys.
Let's not get so high and mighty.
I don't suppose you've shared your criminal past with everyone here? Do they not know about your old friends? Because we do.
But the past is in the past.
Right now, we have work to do.
It's funny.
Half of me can't believe we're still stuck here, and the other half is happy to be home.
Just glad we didn't lose our old beds.
Well, you are losing your pillow.
I get the good one this time.
- Hey, you got a minute? - Yeah.
What's going on? Uh, we're heading up to Charlotte tomorrow.
Might be our only chance to grab to Campbell, and once we have him, we're gonna need every angle we can get.
Did you have any luck looking at your father's research? Not much.
He just gave me his old notebooks.
And to be honest, I couldn't follow much of the science.
THUNDERBIRD: Well, anything you can get could be useful.
His research helped build the Hound program.
If we're trying to take it apart I guess it's best to start at the beginning.
We'll work on it.
- Good luck up there.
- Thanks.
We need to talk.
Hey, listen, whatever the Frosts said about your past, I don't No, it's [SIGHS] I-I need to explain.
Clarice, we got a lot to do right now, okay? Will you please just listen? Back in Clarke County, I had trouble with some Purifiers.
Basically got run out of town.
I was pissed.
Started looking for people who felt the same way.
I found some mutants who were pushing back.
And it turned out that they were part of the Brotherhood.
- You joined the Brotherhood? - I didn't join anything.
I helped them with a few things, and when they asked me to do stuff I wasn't down for, I bailed.
Why didn't you tell us? Sage asked me what I was arrested for.
Nothing I did with them That's not how it works, and you know it.
I know I shouldn't have worked with them, but It's not about that.
It's about hiding it from us.
Look I didn't tell you this before because for the first time in forever, I felt safe.
I just didn't want to lose that.
[ZIPS BAG] You know, when you ran off, and I went to look for you, I did that because I thought you were one of us.
I don't know.
Maybe I was wrong.
Wong, please tell me you have some results.
Actually, Dr.
Campbell, we've run into some issues.
Issues? We handed you an entire archive.
Reams of data from Otto Strucker's research.
If he was able to suppress the X-Gene in his son, his conclusions must be in there.
I know, sir, but it appears that a significant portion of his research is missing.
Then I suggest you look harder.
What you need to understand, the Hound project is the key to fighting them off, but Otto Strucker's research can help us wipe out the X-Gene entirely.
If some of it is missing, we need to find it.
Understood? Of course, sir.
- Hey.
Before we head out, I I want to talk to you.
What is it? It's about the Frosts.
What about them? Look, we're working with them, like it or not.
Yeah, I'm in the "not" camp.
I'm not asking you to change your mind about them, but we have a job to do.
What do you expect me to do, Lorna? Pretend like we're one big happy family? No, of course not.
Come on.
We're the family.
That's the point.
There's no way they could come between us.
Look, don't do this for them, do this for me.
Are you seriously reading that book again? Why do you care? Shouldn't you be hanging out with your boyfriend? Wes went back to Augusta, for your information.
You barely put that thing down.
So? There's stuff about our family in here.
- You're not curious? - No, thank you.
I know all I need to know about our psycho great-grandfather.
He wasn't a psycho.
All right, this book was written by humans.
It's totally biased against us.
Andreas and his sister were trying to build something.
- Uh, a-a place for mutants.
- Andy.
[SCOFFS] Why don't you look around? We are literally in a place for mutants.
No, no, I don't mean, like, a place to hide.
- That's all we're doing here - No.
No, it isn't.
The Underground is saving people.
Those people were murderers.
You've heard of the American Revolution, right? Nobody ever called George Washington a murderer for fighting back against England.
This isn't some war fantasy, okay? Whatever.
Now everybody's freaking out about the Frost Sisters for some reason.
At least they treat us like adults.
The Frost Sisters? Don't tell me they got in your head.
- Those girls are liars.
- Are they? Maybe they're the only ones around here who are actually telling the truth.
GUARD: Badges, please.
Good afternoon, Dr.
Campbell, Director Wolcott.
[SCANNER BEEPS] All right, you're all set.
MAN: Everybody's saying it.
We just got to get ready, man.
Hard times are coming.
You know what I mean, man? [SCOFFS] We just got to, got to do something about it.
Great, look who's back.
Are you talking about me? Let's just say some folks were happy when you left for Fairburn.
I don't know what your problem is, but we're on the same side here.
You keep saying that.
Doesn't make it true.
You okay? Mm.
It's nothing.
- Did you find anything? - Not much.
Most of my dad's research that we found is from his grad school days, but we can't find much of his work on mutants.
There's something else.
We're not the only ones looking.
What are you talking about? I've been checking the genetic research boards.
Trask is talking to everyone Otto Strucker ever worked with.
They're even sending someone to an insurance company in Decatur.
Southern Worldwide.
That's where your mom works.
Hey, speed demon.
You missed the bean sprouts.
Yeah, well, excuse me for not being a professional waterer guy.
This is stupid.
You think Campbell's gardening right now? The Underground is going after him, okay? We should be doing that, too.
The way those mutants who ambushed us in Fairburn combined their powers, their hands were joined.
Campbell got that from us.
We should be doing something.
Like what? Going out and attacking people? That's not how it works.
This place is a team and we're part of that.
CAITLIN: Kids, we need to go.
Sentinel Services and Trask is sending someone to speak to my mom.
Grandma Ellen? They already talked to her.
That was just harassment.
This time, they're after something real: - my dad's research.
- We need to get to her first.
- Let's go.
- Come on.
ECLIPSE: I thought we were coming to a safe house.
- It is safe.
- And it's a house.
- Hence the term.
- It's just so bougie.
Well, if it'll make you feel more at home, we could bring in some mold, smash some holes in the floor.
Don't worry about it.
It's fine.
I'll see them inside.
Just here to do a job, remember? Yeah, babe.
I remember.
There's a full security system, and we're set up for a variety of interrogation methods.
Although, I should be able to extract any information we need.
And you have a fully stocked bar because? Breaking Campbell could take a while.
Why live in squalor? The X-Men started your little crew before they vanished.
Our founders, they left us with more than a pat on the back and encouraging words.
You're talking about the Brotherhood.
So he's pretty and clever.
In half an hour, our ticket into the summit will be driving down a road near here.
We best get ready.
This is your room.
Hope it's big enough.
Uh, yeah.
Um, can we talk for a moment? About what? Hmm? I'm just really glad you're here.
Sometimes it seems like you're the only one who knows what needs to get done.
- Your boyfriend - Okay, let's not bring him into this.
Look, just because he's concerned doesn't mean he knows what's best.
I'm not discussing this with you.
Lorna, you can do things others can't.
- Your friends, they don't - Stop talking about my friends! Not bad.
You've been getting stronger lately, haven't you? I can see your father's power in you.
You know, some people think pregnant women are fragile.
But there is nothing stronger than a woman with something to fight for.
You know where Grandma's office is? Hopefully.
I haven't been here for a couple years.
Okay, call if you see anything.
If we run into trouble, you two head back immediately.
Understand? Come on.
- [PHONES RINGING] - [PEOPLE CHATTERING] - You sure her office is up here? - Yeah.
You okay? Yeah, just remembering what happened when I saw my dad.
- Hey.
This won't be like that.
- Hey.
Uh aren't you um You guys are, uh I-I know you.
You're Ally and Mark Young from the party last year.
It's good to see you, man.
I-I thought I Uh, will you say hello to your wife for me? We had, we had such a great time.
Tell her, "It's all about the donuts.
" [NERVOUS LAUGHTER] She'll know what I'm talking about.
- Okay, sure.
- It's good to see you, man.
That was wow.
Okay, don't be too impressed.
He's still suspicious.
Just keep moving.
Her office is over here.
ELLEN: What does it take for somebody to clean a coffee cup around here? Reed.
- Shh, shh, shh.
- Caitlin.
- Hey, hey.
- Hi.
- What are you doing? - Stay calm.
- Is there anywhere we can talk? - In my office.
Um, my-my assistant's gone today.
- It's okay.
- Are you all right? The police said How are the babies? They're fine.
Look, I'll explain.
We don't have a lot of time.
Keep looking that way.
Sentinel Services comes, they could drive up in either direction.
What are you doing? Something happens, we need to be ready.
If we get into trouble, we can make it worse if we If we what? You understand who we are, right? What we can do.
Sentinel Services does show up, we're not the ones in trouble.
They are.
Look, our power comes with responsibility.
The last thing we want is for them to be scared of us.
Maybe they should be scared.
If they were a little more scared, they wouldn't be coming after our grandma just because she's related to us.
I don't understand.
How would I know about Otto's research? I haven't seen the man in years.
That won't matter to them.
We just need you to come with us.
I-I have claims to fill out and Ellen, I know this sound crazy, but it's true.
If these people even think you know something useful What could I possibly know? [SIGHS] And you want me to run? [SCOFFS] You're asking me to run away from my entire life.
- It's not that simple.
- I don't think you understand how serious this is.
- They came for Dad.
- Perfect.
Then it's Otto's issue.
Let them talk with him.
Mom, they killed him.
What? What-what are you talking about? I was there, Mom.
They shot him.
MAN: And religious issues break the same way.
About 30% of Evangelicals think that God's message was for humans.
A plurality believe the mutants should be given sanctuary.
MONTEZ: Listen, there's no question that we've got a messaging issue.
Gun rights folks split down the middle on mutant issues, too, but the tides are turning.
Well, I hope you're right, Senator.
Look forward to your talk later.
- Oh, thank you.
- Sarah, good to see you.
- Yes.
- Senator Montez.
So good to see you again.
- Always a pleasure.
- How are you? I, uh, heard about the tragedy at Trask recently.
- Was horrible.
- It was.
But ultimately it just underlines the importance of our work.
The mutants wouldn't have attacked if they didn't understand we were on the cusp of victory.
Well, I'm just glad you got to come to the conference.
It's so important to tap into this energy and enthusiasm.
I'm not much into politics, but it is nice to be around people who see the issue with clear eyes.
Well said.
I'm looking forward to our meeting.
I've got some exciting developments.
Like to talk with you about expanding our efforts.
- "Expanding our efforts"? - Yes.
We discussed this when we visited Trask.
I am aware, but the situation has evolved since then.
The agenda for today's meeting is already set.
We're talking about fighting for humanity's survival.
The senator is in a unique position to help us with our cause.
I think that merits revisiting a few funding priorities, don't you? - I - Let's hear the man out.
- I'll see you soon.
- Till then.
The Frost sisters are supposed to be so well-connected.
This was the best way into the summit? Look, guy's a big fund-raiser for anti-mutant causes.
He attends the Humanity Today Summit every year.
If we're with him, we get past the gate.
Yeah, I looked him up.
Guy made a ton of money in pharmaceuticals.
When he retired, he decided he wanted to contribute to society.
Oh, yes.
His way of giving back was going after mutants.
This should be fun.
I will play nice if he does.
They're on board with this, right? Yeah.
They're in.
We're looking for a silver sedan.
Should be through here shortly.
- You sure? - Very.
He has an appointment with a certain reclusive billionaire.
Unfortunately for him, the billionaire's a mutant, - and a friend of ours.
- Mm.
Still angry I brought up your checkered past? How'd you even know about that? If you're poking around in my mind, - I will portal you in front of a moving truck.
- Oh, please.
There was no need for a mind reading.
We have quite the network, and everyone talks.
I don't see what you're so wound up about.
My point is that we have a lot in common.
- Is that him? - Yup.
Let's do this.
You're asking me to believe that my ex-husband was a mutant? And-and he kept it - a secret all this time? - Mom, you must've had some idea.
- You lived together for 26 years.
- No.
No, not about this.
I mean, he had his secrets, but Mom, I was there when he used his powers.
But it's not just that.
You know when I got sick? - When I was ten? - Yes.
That was him using a serum to block the X-Gene in me.
Oh, God.
And that serum is probably what they're looking for.
If they find it, they could wipe mutants off the face of the Earth.
Please think.
Did Dad have another lab? Not that I know of.
Was there anyone who he worked with - outside of Trask - Okay, we can talk - about this later.
- [PHONE RINGING] - We have to go.
- I can't.
- I can't just leave out of nowhere.
- Hello? Dad.
Sentinel Services is here.
Have they seen you? You got to get out of there before No, not yet.
But they're coming.
[BREATHLESS]: Honey, this is crazy.
Mom, what's wrong? - We're running from the police.
- I know, I know.
- But we've got to keep moving.
All right? - This way.
- [ELEVATOR BELL DINGS] - Here, I'll take it.
Go, go, go.
Hit it.
If they get to the back of the building, maybe we can find an emergency exit or something.
There's no time.
What about the car? We can ditch the car.
It's safer to get everybody out.
Safe for who? Them? - We just have to hold them off.
- What are you doing? Protecting our family.
Wait, that's one of the Struckers.
Hands in the air! Stop! I said, put your hands in the air.
Right now.
Where I can see them.
- [LAUREN GASPS] - [AGENTS GROANING] Leave our family alone! Andy, stop! They're hurt! - They still have guns.
- Andy, stop! What the hell?! [BOTH GRUNT] [BOTH GRUNT] CAITLIN: Lauren? Andy? Let's go! [TIRES SCREECHING] - Impressive.
- We've made great strides.
And with the proper legislative support, we could expand immediately.
I'm flying to D.
After the summit.
To be candid, I can't do this alone.
Now, you know I've always appreciated Trask's support.
But we do have to be careful with the optics on these types of things.
You're worried about public opinion.
Getting tough on mutant crime polls well, but stuff like this? MONTEZ: Listen, we are still paying for the mistakes from the early days of the Sentinel robot program.
With respect, this is very different.
In the assault on the Fairburn Mutant Underground station, 37 mutant terrorists captured, not one Sentinel Service agent hurt.
Still, rounding up the kind of support we'd need - to pass a new bill - If not you, Senator, then who? You have a well-earned reputation for taking this threat seriously.
The public is hungry for real solutions.
If you want to be more than just a senator from Georgia, there's far worse things than being the man who won the war for humanity's future.
[BENNETT GRUNTING] You're making a big mistake.
There'll be people looking for me.
I guess they're gonna be disappointed, then.
I have to be in a meeting, and if I don't show Oh, don't worry about the meeting.
We just need you to make a phone call.
[LINE RINGING] WOMAN [OVER PHONE]: Thank you for calling Humanity Today.
This is Franklin Bennett.
This is Franklin Bennett.
I need to make a change to my security detail.
I need to make a change to my security detail.
WOMAN: Of course, Mr.
One moment, please.
These guard uniforms? They have our shirt sizes.
These people aren't screwing around here.
All this time I've spent trying to convince you of things, I could've just bought you a nice shirt.
I know that you're not about to go out and start the Frost Sisters fan club, but if someone is gonna offer me this kind of help to take down the people who killed Sonya and killed Pulse, I'm in.
I'm going along with this for you and for Lorna.
But I got to tell you this, I don't like it.
When I was in Afghanistan, in the Marines, I had to work with a lot of folks I did not like.
But you fight the fight that's in front of you.
Eyes on the prize.
We got to grab Campbell today.
I don't know what good this outfit does.
One look at my eyes Yeah, they get close enough to see your eyes, my hair, or the fact that three of us are the same person, then it's over already.
Something piss you off? - [CLEARS THROAT] - Was it the Frosts? Yeah.
They tried working on me, too.
Their whole "we're not so different" thing.
Yeah, well, uh they might have a point with that.
What are you talking about? They, uh they talked about the guy they think is my birth father.
- Said he was a part of all this.
- So what if he is? Lorna, I know about this.
You don't get born looking like me without having major X-Genes in your family tree.
You know, for a while, I thought that mattered.
I thought that all the bad guys in my family's past made me one, too.
Took me too long to realize that a tiny speck of DNA, it doesn't take charge of who you are.
I really hope you realize that sooner than I did.
You think you're gonna get away with this? They're gonna track you down and exterminate you like cockroaches.
Is that so? You don't even deserve to breathe the same air as human beings.
You don't want to breathe the same air? - Then stop breathing.
- [BENNETT GROANING] We can see inside your sick little mind, Mr.
We can see the videos you watch of mutants being tortured.
We can feel the hate.
- That's enough.
- What? You think torturing some sad old bigot's gonna make our job any easier? Cut it out.
[SCOFFS] You're no fun.
[GASPING] REED: Yeah, we got away, but they saw the car, so we're dumping it.
Okay, we'll be there.
You sure you're all right, Ellen? I'm fine, sweetie.
It's just a bit much.
I'm sorry, Mom.
I wish this wasn't happening.
I wish I could help you, but if your father had some secret lab somewhere, he sure as hell never told me.
Well, maybe it wasn't another lab.
Maybe maybe he used to talk to someone? Maybe he used to go somewhere or What? What is it? Um, it may be nothing.
There was this researcher.
She and your father used to talk late at night, and and they went on a trip together, and I confronted him.
I was convinced he was having an affair with her.
He promised that he'd never see her again.
Did you ever meet her? Yes.
Once at the house.
She came to see you.
Uh, do you remember her name? Madeline Risman.
It was decades ago.
Oh, Reed, I am so sorry.
For what? All that time, Otto was making you sick.
A-And I knew there was something wrong, but I was desperate, and he said that he would cure you.
[SNIFFLES] I should've protected you, baby.
- I'm sorry.
- You did the best you could, Mom.
[CRYING SOFTLY] We all did.
REED: The Underground is sending someone to pick us up.
Is Grandma coming with us? Yeah.
You'll have to lay low for a while.
LAUREN: We've been staying with a group.
An underground group that helps mutants.
- You'll like it there.
- Thank you, sweetheart.
But I can't go with you.
What? - Ellen, you - Look at me.
I-I would just hold you up.
I saw what happened back there.
Those people who are after you, they mean business.
But they're coming after all of us now.
- You can't just go home.
- Home? Reed, do I look like a complete idiot? [SIGHS] I have a friend in Boca Raton.
Lives way out of town.
I have enough cash to get there.
Uh Believe me, it's best.
LAUREN: Grandma.
I know it's weird that we're mutants.
But we're still the same people we've always been.
Oh, no, sweetheart.
No, that's not true.
You're more.
You're so much more.
- CHOIR: America, America - And I couldn't be more proud to introduce a man who's been coming here for more than a decade, a man who has always fought for our future, a human future.
Ladies and gentlemen, Senator Montez.
- [CROWD CHEERING] - From sea to shining sea.
Thank you.
GUARD: May I see your badges? [SCANNER BEEPING] Welcome, Mr.
All right, you're all clear.
Thank you.
Them, too.
MONTEZ: You know, I've always said this summit is the birthplace of great ideas.
And we need those ideas.
We need your energy and enthusiasm.
We need it to take our country back.
[CROWD CHEERING] MONTEZ: Since 7/15, we've been a nation under siege.
People live in fear while the mutants who terrorize them hide behind the Constitution.
Was that the founders' intent? To prevent their sons and daughters from defending themselves? Ladies and gentlemen, the Constitution is a human document, written by humans for humans.
It is time to stop being politically correct, time to stop coddling our enemies and offering our friends empty promises.
Which is why I will shortly introduce new legislation to defeat the mutants who are trying to destroy our way of life.
[CROWD CHEERING] Okay, the second the speech is over, I'll knock out the frequencies for phones and walkies.
ESME: You're gonna need to hurry.
Once communication goes down in this place, it's gonna be crawling with security.
We can only keep them away from the cars for so long.
We will not be staying any longer than we have to.
Believe me.
This bill will help fund next-generation programs to wipe out our enemies wherever they hide, whatever their powers, because we are done being afraid.
We are done living under siege.
It is time for humanity to prevail.
- Yeah.
- [CROWD CHEERING] - All right, we got to make this quick.
- Hey.
I can get us past the guards, onto that balcony.
From there, you can take us to the elevators, right? Yeah, yeah, but I want to say something first.
What you did earlier, when you stopped the Frosts from torturing that guy, that was the right thing to do.
Okay, I think maybe I was too hard on you earlier.
No, you weren't.
I should have been more honest about my past.
It doesn't matter, doesn't matter.
What matters is who you are now.
That you're one of us.
Now, that felt real.
Let's do this.
You're lucky you made it to your mother's when you did.
They sent another team to her house.
But you think she made it out of town without them noticing? - So far.
- [SIGHS] Trask is not just after her.
Everyone who has ever met Otto is getting a visit.
Well, hopefully we're a step ahead of them.
- Did you get any leads from your mother? - Maybe.
A researcher that my dad worked with Madeline Risman.
It sounds like someone we should find.
Okay, stop.
What happened in that parking lot? We came outside, you were both on the ground, and you haven't been speaking to each other.
Just a disagreement.
Right? A disagreement? You attacked those agents.
They were gonna shoot us, I stopped them, and we got away.
- You almost killed that guy.
- Yeah, key word: "almost.
" CAITLIN: Guys, I don't know what's going on, but we need to stick together as a family right now.
- Tell her that, not me.
- What? Last time I checked, I'm the one person in this family who's actually proud to be a von Strucker.
Look, I know it's frustrating, but But what? This is just a phase? No.
But he's your brother.
You can work it out.
Mom something has changed in Andy.
He's not the same anymore.
ESME: Senator Montez is done with his speech.
Your sisters finished dumping Bennett? They're on their way back.
Campbell should be headed upstairs soon.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER] They look so happy.
Nothing brings people together like hate.
- You ready? - Yeah.
- [PHONES BEEPING] - [CONFUSED CHATTER] Such a neat trick.
Lorna did her thing.
It's time.
[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS] You'll wait outside while I meet the other politicians.
He's coming up, with a few guards in the elevator.
[GUNS CLICKING] Sounds like there's three more in a suite down the hall.
Then let's stay the hell away from that suite.
Come on.
[ELEVATOR BELL DINGS] - Children! We're under attack.
- [KIDS GASPING] We're under attack.
Just stay with me.
We don't want anyone to get hurt.
Get back in the elevator.
Hurry! Get back in the elevator.
Your move, Sunshine.
[GRUNTS, PANTS] - Behind you! - Run! [DISTORTED]: Get down! [GUNSHOTS] [SHOUTING] Clarice! Get us out of here! [ENERGY BUZZING] - [KNOCK ON DOOR] - [BUZZING STOPS] Come in.
Lorna, you have a visitor.
What you got there? It's just a gift I got a long time ago.
From someone my mom knew.
That's nice.
You can come in.
] - [DOOR CLOSES] - Hello, Lorna.
My name is Evangeline.
Your situation was recently brought to my attention.
- I'm an attorney and - A lawyer? - Why would I need a lawyer? - Well, according to the court record, you were involved in a Purifier counterprotest that turned violent.
You were given psychiatric care as an alternative to jail.
Well, yeah.
The judge's sister had bipolar disorder, too.
- Lucky me.
- For now.
If that judge knew how half a dozen anti-mutant protestors "accidentally" fell off an overpass, you'd be in a maximum security facility somewhere.
How do you know that? I know a lot about you, Ms.
Since 7/15, things are changing.
A hard time is coming for mutants.
We need people like you.
- Fighters.
- We? You've heard of the X-Men? [SCOFFS] Yeah.
Aren't they an urban legend now? World went to hell and, poof, - they're gone.
- Well, they left something behind.
A network to help mutants in trouble.
- It needs leaders.
- And they want me? I think someone screwed up.
You do realize this is a mental hospital, right? EVANGELINE: Mm.
Well, maybe they see something in you that you don't.
[SCOFFS] You think you're the only one with demons inside you, Ms.
Dane? We all have them.
It's what you do with them that matters.
[TIRES SCREECH] Where are they? There's security everywhere already.
- They're going to find us.
- They'll be here.
- If they failed, I - [PORTAL CRACKLING] There.
There they are.
Wh-Where is he? Where the hell is Campbell?! We couldn't get to him.
- He shielded himself with a bunch of kids.
- So what? - So, kids.
- Do you know how many people are gonna die if the Hound program continues? We are not leaving here without him! - They're coming.
We have to go.
- No! We can't.
- They're coming! We have to go! - Damn it.
[ENGINE STARTS] Suspects spotted.
They're fleeing in two black SUVs.
- DISPATCHER: Attention all units.
- [SIRENS WAILING] Suspects are headed west on Route 5 through Charlotte.
Two cars in pursuit.
[TIRES SCREECHING] MONTEZ: There was a mutant attack here? The threat has been neutralized, Senator Montez.
- Then where are the attackers? - Well, it's my understanding they're being pursued as we speak.
The rest of the conference events will be canceled, - I'm sure, but we should go to the airport.
- Now? You still want to move forward with this? Absolutely.
This is exactly the time to move forward.
This just shows how seriously the enemy takes us.
This is our moment, Senator.
Now is the time to strike.
SAGE: Something went wrong.
I wish I could tell you more, but for now, all we know is what we've learned from the police reports.
- CAITLIN: Did they get Campbell? - No, he got away.
Well, keep us posted.
REED: Guys, we got some bad news.
Not a lot of details, but it looks like things didn't go well in Charlotte.
Campbell got away.
They had to run.
Well, we should go out and back them up.
LAUREN: They're two states away.
By the time we get there, it'll be too late.
REED: Lauren's right.
They're on their own for now.
- So are we.
- No, maybe we can help.
You don't know.
There are people to protect here.
When the X-Men founded this place, they didn't say "run off whenever you're pissed.
" Our friends might not be coming back.
- Aren't you pissed? - Of course I am.
- But we've got a job here.
- REED: Guys.
- We can't keep fighting each other.
- Your father's right.
We have to be strong as a family.
I'm the one who wants us to be strong! You mean you want us to be the von Struckers again.
You sound like the Frost sisters.
What's wrong with that? They're willing to face reality.
I mean, the humans are coming after us.
The humans, Andy? Am I coming after you? Is your mom? [SIGHS] I didn't You know what I meant.
[AGENTS CHATTERING] What's the story? The boy, Andrew Strucker, attacked the agents here.
Family fled before backup could arrive.
Well, maybe they didn't get away as clean as they thought.
Campbell sent us a new pair of Hounds.
One's clairvoyant, the other one detects organic molecules, turns out, together they're pretty damn good at finding people.
Let's go.
Right over here.
Family came through about an hour ago.
You got something? Good.
Let's go get 'em.
[TIRES SCREECH] [VEHICLE APPROACHING] How could you just let Campbell get away like that? Uh, we didn't let him do anything.
What the hell are we supposed to do, attack a bunch of little kids? You're worried about their kids? Worry about your own! - [SCOFFS] - No, he is on his way to D.
With a Senator in his pocket right now.
- After today - We just gave them a hell of an excuse - to expand the Hound program.
- I'm sorry.
- And-and this is our fault? - Yes, this is your fault.
What we need to figure out is where Campbell is, so we can finish what we started.
ECLIPSE: I love you.
POLARIS: I love you.
- Freeze! - [TASER CRACKLING] POLARIS: How are we supposed to raise a baby? We can barely protect ourselves.
The Frost sisters are checking all the airports in the area, but Campbell's gonna be ready now.
We're looking at a full-on assault.
Babe, maybe we should get out while we can.
Look for another chance on our own terms.
And if there isn't another chance? - What do you mean? - That conference.
I've never seen anything like it.
All those people focused on hating us.
Running in and attacking people won't stop them from hating us.
- It'll only make things worse.
- We have to do something.
Look I'm worried about you.
The way that you tore down that telephone pole.
You haven't been sleeping at all.
Do you think that you might be Having a manic episode? No.
This is not about my mental illness, Marcos.
This is about theirs Those people at the conference, the people all over this country.
I thought if we had a child that it would have it easier than we did.
That we would build a better world where our kid wouldn't have to hide.
We are building a better world.
It's just taking some time.
We have to have faith.
I always love that about you that you have faith.
- Andy, what are you doing? - Grabbing my stuff.
I'm gonna go crash with Naya and Skyler.
- You're leaving? - It's just upstairs.
CAITLIN: I know you were upset earlier, - but is this really necessary? - It's not what you think, okay? A month ago, I had a bedroom with an actual door, where I could have some space if I wanted.
- We can't talk about this? - Please.
Probably just wants some independence.
[SIGHS] Yo, uh, is it cool if I crash here? Knock yourself out.
You guys heard about Dr.
Campbell, right? Yeah.
They say what happens now? No.
It's nothing good.
- Scary stuff.
- Yeah.
I mean, this is what Polaris is training us for.
It's times like this.
I wish she was here right now.
Look, I know you're going through a lot right now.
What happened at that lab affected me, too.
Affected you how? I mean, you've acted like nothing's changed.
That day changed everything for me.
All of those people dying I can't get it out of my head.
But we have to focus on making things better.
We rescued Dad and Lorna.
We helped save Trader when he was shot.
- Didn't that feel good? - Yeah, of course it did.
But we're not little kids playing X-Men anymore.
This is real.
There are people trying to hurt us.
And we have the power to stop them.
You mean the power to destroy them.
You're the one who denied your abilities and almost destroyed the whole family.
Why would you want to do that again? JACE: Director Wolcott.
I know you wanted an update on our operations.
We're following up on an attack in Atlanta now.
Making some good progress.
It appears to be - related to the Underground.
- Well, stay on it.
The Humanity Today summit just got hit.
What, by mutants? Who else? Dr.
Campbell's working on getting political support in D.
For expanding the Hound program.
- We need a win here, Turner.
- I won't let you down, sir.
I had the Hounds check the car and the road.
- What are they picking up? - Two trails.
One with Grandma headed to the highway, the other one follows the rest of the Struckers to the city outskirts.
All right, alert the local police about Grandma.
We're following the family to the Underground headquarters.
- Yes, sir.
- We're moving out! You two, get in.
I know what you're thinking, and you're right.
Your friends, your boyfriend They're not seeing this situation for what it is.
Look, I have no idea what you're talking about.
Yes, you do.
Campbell has to be eliminated, one way or the other.
Someone has to make some hard choices here.
And why are you so sure that's me? Because whether you like it or not, you're like your father.
Ugh, this again.
Look, I have nothing to do with the guy you think is my father or the Brotherhood.
And I really don't care what rumors you choose to believe.
Not what I believe.
What you believe.
Lorna, I'm a telepath.
I know that he gave you that medallion for your 13th birthday.
All he ever wanted was for you to be proud of who you are.
You know what has to be done here don't you? [AGENTS CHATTERING] What's wrong? - Did the trail run cold? - Not exactly, sir.
Hounds are indicating the trail heads off into the woods up there.
And? Well, sir, that area's a toxic waste contamination site.
Whole area's off-limits.
Son of a bitch.
[LAUGHS] It's not off-limits anymore.
- Tell the team we're moving in.
- But, sir, they said - a lot of people got sick up here.
- Is that right? 'Cause the mutants seem to be doing just fine.
The humans they're running around with, too.
- Sir, it's Agent Turner.
- What's the situation? - I think we've got a bead - on the Mutant Underground headquarters.
- Very good.
Take a run at them with the SWAT team - for the lawyers.
- Okay.
And then? You still have that assault team we used at Fairburn, correct? Yes, sir.
Use whatever force you deem necessary, Turner.
Get it done.
All right, everyone, I just spoke to the director.
We're going in.
I think you're making a mistake.
The-the contamination I-I don't, uh - [CHILD SHOUTS, SCREAMS] - No.
This is it, damn it.
The Hounds aren't wrong.
This is it.
- But, sir, I think - Listen to me.
My worst fears have already come true twice.
We are not backing down.
[AGENTS MURMURING] Whatever you're feeling right now, you're gonna fight through it! We're going in.
Sentinel Services! [OVER RADIO]: They're coming! They're coming now! Everybody, listen up! This is not a drill! We're evacuating right the hell now, so drop whatever you're doing and move! - What happened? - Sentinel Services is coming.
We got to get as many people in vans - and out of here as we can.
- Get the kids.
- Mom.
Is this real? - Yeah.
- Go find your brother.
I need you to help me get the little ones out.
You'll drive the first van.
- Hide them.
- Who put you in charge? Don't start that crap with me.
Hate me all you want once everyone's safe, but right now you will move.
I need all hard drives, all communication devices! [URGENT CHATTER CONTINUES] - Andy! - Hey.
- Why are we evacuating? - Sentinel Services.
- They're coming.
- What are we gonna do? They're attacking our home.
Are we gonna fight? We will do whatever we have to do to protect these people.
That is our job.
[LINE RINGING] - Can't get ahold of anyone at HQ? - It rang a few times, then cut out, and then when I just called back, nothing.
I can't find Lorna.
What do you mean, you can't find her? She was just here.
And now she's not.
I looked everywhere.
[QUIET CLICKING] You're right.
And she's not the only one missing.
- The hell's going on? - Something wrong? Yeah, something's wrong.
We can't find Lorna.
She left with your sisters.
They're doing what you couldn't.
Campbell and Montez filed a flight plan.
They fly out of Morrison Air Center in 20 minutes.
The most important thing is to make sure - he doesn't get to D.
- BLINK: Whoa.
It's an assassination now? Look, I hate that son of a bitch - John.
- but that goes against everything - we stand for! No! - Please.
John, please.
If we start killing, it's gonna make life worse for mutants everywhere.
John, life is already worse for mutants everywhere.
- You know I'm right.
- Ah, shut up! - Marcos - Don't say another word! Now, we are gonna go get Lorna, right now.
And if I see your eyes turn blue, I swear to God I will be the last thing you see.
Let's go! It's noble, you wanting to protect your friends by keeping them out of this, sooner or later they'll join us.
- It's a matter of survival.
- It's not gonna happen.
Mutant Underground's everything to them.
The Hellfire Club protected mutants once, too, you know.
That's why we're trying to rebuild it.
We know what you're thinking, but you have to remember, - Marcos loves you.
- He'll come around.
Stay out of my head.
Let's go.
All right.
[ZINGO BARKING] Come on, Zingo.
Good boy.
- All right.
- Sit in the back.
It's gonna be okay, sweetie.
You know where you're going? Yeah.
Rally point's Nashville station.
We'll follow as soon as we can.
Hey, good luck.
[ENGINE STARTS] REED: They're here! Get out! Everyone inside! We need the other van.
There's still more people.
- [SIRENS APPROACHING] - Get inside.
It's too late.
Let's go.
[GRUNTING] That's great.
Let's do another.
Reed, we got to figure out what to do.
Well, this should hold them off for a little.
Then what? We're trapped in here.
Look, if these people get caught, - they'll end up as Hounds.
- We have to get them out.
But they'll have teams on all the exits.
What if we made a new one? Maybe.
How about the southeast corner? The vault It's partially underground.
They're not gonna have cover on that side of the building.
If we could get through there, we might be able to get away.
- You think it could work? - I think we have to try.
[URGENT CHATTER] Everyone, listen to me.
[CHATTER QUIETS] We're not gonna give up.
We're gonna fight.
And we're gonna get out of here today.
Now, I might not have started out as one of you, but I am now.
And I am telling you all, we have a chance if we work together.
If you've been in combat training, we need you up here.
Everyone else, help down in the vault with me.
We don't have much time! Let's go! [URGENT CHATTER] JACE [OVER MEGAPHONE]: This is Sentinel Services.
We've surrounded the building.
Surrender immediately.
I repeat, we have you surrounded.
Surrender immediately.
Everyone, grab what you can! Clear a path! [GRUNTING] CAITLIN: You guys, come take this.
- Go.
- Got it? Straight back in the other room.
- Got another one! - [PANTING] Go ahead.
[PANTING] - Can you get through? - I'll give it a shot.
I can't get through.
Foundation's reinforced.
Shatter! Can you help us out here? [PANTING] I got this.
[GRUNTS] Try again.
All right.
That's good.
Just keep going.
Everybody, come help! Pedro spotted them coming from the road, which means they're gonna focus on the front.
So our job is to stop them there.
- It's just us? - All we have to do is hold them back long enough until the others get us out of here.
- There's no way.
- Skyler, it's gonna be okay.
It's gonna be okay if we stand up and fight.
We got to remember what Polaris told us.
We stick together, we watch each other's backs, and we got this.
Naya, Skyler, you take the right.
Raghav and Zion and you two, cover the back in case they come around.
Andy and Lauren can you two take that window? I'm down if she is.
Remember, we're trying to save this place, not settle some score.
I'll fight my fight, you fight yours.
Okay? JACE: On my go.
Move in.
[QUIETLY]: We all go at once.
You ready? Come on.
Wait for it.
AGENT [OVER RADIO]: First team in position.
Hold, hold.
AGENT: Second team in position.
- Advance! - Now! Go! - [AGENTS SHOUTING] - Get 'em up! [BULLETS RICOCHETING] We got gunshots at the center window.
- Mutants on the left and right.
- [GUNFIRE CONTINUES] Damn it! [GRUNTS] Just keep going! [ANDY AND LAUREN GRUNT] Fall back! All teams fall back now! - [GUNSHOT] - [BULLET RICOCHETS] Good job! Okay, stay sharp! ECLIPSE: Damn it! I should've known.
It's my fault.
I should've stopped her.
Marcos, you couldn't have known.
It's not like her to do this.
It's not? John, ever since we broke her out of that convoy, you know she's been different.
- And with the baby - I know she's had issues in the past.
Do you think that - maybe this is - BLINK: No way.
I've had friends who were bipolar.
Assassination plots are not one of the symptoms.
She's right.
Lorna knows exactly what she's doing.
You sure you can do this? I'm sure.
We're not just talking about your powers.
I know what you're talking about.
- Your friends are coming.
- Okay, go.
They have to know I'm not doing this for you.
[EXHALES] CAMPBELL: Senator, I am so pleased we're moving forward on this matter.
Well, as I see it, getting mutant criminals off the street has to be the priority.
- We're saving lives.
- My feelings precisely.
How did you get into all this? Thank you.
My brother had cystic fibrosis.
He suffered terribly.
I saw firsthand the horror of genetic disease.
If it's just one person or humanity itself, I feel it's my calling to ease their suffering.
I'll drink to that.
Hounds are ready.
JACE: Once they breach, our squads will follow.
If we're trying to take prisoners No, no, we're not taking any prisoners.
We're past that.
Our instructions are to end this station.
That's exactly what we're gonna do.
Move in! AGENT: Move in.
Let's go.
[PANTING, GRUNTING] That's good.
Just keep going.
We got to get it big enough to crawl through.
[PANTING] I'll get the others.
- Mom.
- Be careful.
We're almost through.
[PANTING] How's it going downstairs? We're close.
Just a few more minutes.
Well, that may be more than we have.
We managed to hold off the SWAT team, but it looks like they're bringing in the [EXPLOSION] LAUREN: The Hounds are back! You take this.
And same as before! Go! Get down! You okay? Go to the kids.
I'll cover you.
Everyone downstairs now! Come on! [SCREECHING] Come on.
It's working.
They stopped resisting.
We got 'em.
[SCREECHING] They're getting in! The barrier's not gonna hold for long! [PANTING] - We're through! - [CHEERING] Okay, when you get out, go down the hill.
Stay in the trees.
If they see us, they'll know where we went.
- They'll catch us out there.
- Mom, Dad.
We can get everyone out.
- What are you talking about? - If we destroy the building after getting everyone out, then we can cover our tracks.
- Everyone will be safe.
- Wait, wait.
Y-You know what that means.
- Yeah, we know.
- [HEAVY POUNDING] They're coming! You did your part.
Let us do ours.
This is not good-bye.
- We will see you outside.
- Come on.
[HEAVY POUNDING CONTINUES] JACE [OVER RADIO]: If you meet any resistance, end it.
[SCREECHING] [WHOOSHING, RUMBLING] Everybody out! Everybody out now! Fall back! Fall back! Go, go, go.
[RUMBLING GROWS LOUDER] [MUTTERS] Lorna! Babe, we just want to talk.
There's nothing to talk about.
This is just something I have to do.
- Please stand back.
- We can't do that.
You're my friend, Clarice, but don't don't try to get clever.
MONTEZ: And when we get to Washington, we'll have a narrow path to push this through.
There's still support for so-called mutant rights in some states.
That's why we came to you, Senator.
And I assume they'll remember my support during the next presidential primary season? Yes, of course.
Listen, Lorna, you don't want to do this.
Marcos, I have to.
- For all of us.
- No.
No, you don't.
You saw what happened when innocent people died on 7/15.
Not everyone on that plane is trying to hurt us.
Innocent people You take it down, they die! There are innocent people on this side, too.
If I don't take it down, they die.
- You're wrong! - You're not a killer, Lorna.
This isn't why the X-Men chose us.
The X-Men made a mistake.
This is who I am.
ECLIPSE: Please, just listen to me.
Now, we will figure this out.
I don't care about the X-Men.
I don't care about the Brotherhood.
I care about my family.
That's what I care about, too.
But I'm tired of hiding.
- We have to take a stand.
- Not like this.
This changes everything.
This will change everything.
Our kid has to live in this world.
It's time to make a new world.
ECLIPSE: No, Lorna, please.
Lorna! [GRUNTING] - [PLANE RUMBLING] - PILOT: This is your pilot.
Please fasten your seat belts.
We're experiencing engine trouble.
[YELLING] PILOT: Prepare for emergency landing! - What the hell is going on? - I repeat, - prepare for emergency landing.
- [ALARM BEEPING] [YELLING] Don't do it! No, no, no! [YELLING] [GRUNTING] [PANTING] ECLIPSE: Lorna? Lorna! It was close, but we got everyone out.
If it weren't for Lauren and Andy, we would all be dead.
- And headquarters? - It's gone.
Gone? What do you mean, gone? It can't just be gone.
I'm telling you, gone.
It just I-I've never seen anything like it.
No one got out but the Strucker kids.
You okay? Uh, just we sacrificed so much.
Uh any, uh, any word from Lorna? Nothing.
I'm sorry.
You all right? Just trying to wrap my head around what happened.
- It was them or us.
We had to.
- I know that.
They were mutants, too.
They didn't choose to be there.
Campbell made them.
We got out of that lab in time.
They didn't.
Lauren REED: Hey, guys.
I just want to say [SIGHS] what happened today was hard.
But the fact is you rescued all these people.
You, too, Cait.
I'm proud of our family.
WOLCOTT: We've reviewed the operation, and so far, I'd have to say, there are grave questions - about your judgment.
- My judgment, sir? You launched this assault without proper backup.
With all due respect, I launched that assault on your instructions.
My instructions were to apprehend any terrorists in a way that secured the safety of our agents and mutant assets.
Is this a joke? We just got hit, and you're looking for a scapegoat? It's hardly a scapegoat, and it's not just the Mutant Underground.
We lost a United States senator at the hands of a mutant criminal you failed to secure.
Had you been more careful, both of these tragedies - might have been averted! - Tra-Tragedy?! You're talking to me about tragedy?! I sacrificed everything for this agency.
I suggest you calm down.
Yeah, I don't need your damn suggestions.
While you you cowards sit here covering your asses, real people are dying out there.
Our country our species Is under attack.
You want to play your little little bureaucratic games? You go right ahead.
You can do it without me.
I quit.
WOLCOTT: Agent Turner.
Agent Turner! [DOOR OPENS, SLAMS] THUNDERBIRD: We need to start thinking about next steps.
With the headquarters gone, a lot of people have nowhere to go.
John, we know what we need to do.
- We need to rebuild.
- Rebuild what? You heard Sage.
The place disintegrated.
ECLIPSE: Not about a building.
It's about the network and the people in it.
Everything we have is gone.
Restart from nothing? It's not possible.
Besides, anything that we build, they're just gonna smash it again.
That's not a reason to give up.
That's a reason to fight harder.
Listen, I get you trying to help, but you're not even a mutant.
I am.
And my children are.
And the Underground saved our lives.
If the Sentinel Services comes after another family, we owe it to them to be there.
SAGE: I'm sorry, but the fact is since your family came, half our stations have been destroyed.
CAITLIN: You can't blame us for that.
The Hound program was coming one way or another.
Hey! The X-Men didn't do this 'cause they thought it would be easy.
They knew it would be a struggle.
They knew it would take sacrifice.
POLARIS: There's nothing noble about struggle, Marcos.
And sacrifice is just a pretty name for losing.
Lorna, what are you doing? I'm telling them the truth.
The Mutant Underground is dying.
That world where we don't have to hide that we've always talked about? I want to build that.
For all of us.
For my baby.
That baby is ours.
And this is where your family is.
Lorna, you know I will do anything for you, but I can't help you do this.
No one's asking for your help.
The people we're here for They know who they are.
What the hell does that mean? [WHISPERS]: What? Fade? Fade.
I'm sorry, John.
They ended the Hound program.
This is just about survival.
You've got to be kidding me.
No way.
Andy, stay where you are.
You are not taking our son! They're not taking me.
It's my decision.
This thing they're trying to rebuild, the Hellfire Club, it's something that our family was a part of.
And you're the one who's always talking about helping people.
A war between humans and mutants isn't helping anyone.
I can't let you do this.
I'm not asking.
What? Andy.
When we were kids playing X-Men, we did that because they were heroes.
Because they saved everyone.
Don't leave me.
The X-Men are gone.
We're not little kids anymore.
- Andy.
- Andy, no.
[OTHERS GASPING] I'm-I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to do that.
I love you guys, but you're my family, I don't want to hurt you.
Don't try to stop me.
No, no, no, don't.