The Lazarus Project (2022) s02e08 Episode Script

Season 2, Episode 8

Shut it down!
The only way of fixing this black hole
is to send Janet back to 2012.
- I'm sorry, who are you?
- Doctor Hill. Janet.
What do you know
about Operation Midnight?
It was a kill mission.
Kill the scientists, destroy the lab.
It wasn't just Gray they were after.
Wes wanted all the disciples killed.
I don't think the Dane was on
the same mission as the rest of us.
Someone reprogrammed
the machine before we left.
We were never going back to 2023.
We were on our way to 2012
when the system crashed.
We're going to 2012
whether we like it or not.
Everyone's dead.
Janet's dead. Becky's
dead. Other Becky's dead.
Dr Gray's dead. He's dead. We failed.
Bryson Wesley. He's Wes' son.
We want to reset back to the checkpoint.
A true time machine changes everything.
Nothing is safe. Nothing is sacred.
Our lives will be the plaything
of whoever harnesses the ability first.
Code Black.
I can't.
- Mum!
- Mum!
George, we don't have much time.
- Make the call!
- I can't!
George! I just need five minutes.
I can undo this.
Like it never happened.
This is how it always starts.
A small group of people
trying to do a good thing.
Not looking at the bigger picture.
Not thinking about the
consequences of their actions.
You know what we do here, Sarah?
We save the world.
No matter the personal cost.
The plans for the
machine are still out there.
One of the disciples is still alive.
What do you need?
It's a code black.
What happened?
Why did we fucking reset?
I don't know.
No, no, no, no.
You stay right there, don't move.
I mean it.
Oh, shit.
Well, tie him up.
No one's killing him.
- Oh, no.
- Fine.
Oh, no.
You all right?
How'd you get them to reset?
We broke into Wes' office.
We convinced her.
Well done.
Yeah, it's completely gone.
The integrated circuit on the
SSDX has completely failed.
- Well, can you fix it?
- Well, what with?
You know, chewing
gum and a fucking pencil.
There's another machine in the lab.
Yeah, assuming that
they've built it already.
Assuming Lazarus haven't gone in there
and destroyed it before we get there.
Well, let's grab your
shit and go and find out.
Yeah, great, let's go.
What do I need to know to finish it?
The machine is in
Laboratory 3 on the first floor.
Destroy it.
Dr. Gray, Samson, the six disciples.
None of them can live.
It's the only way.
The job's been moved forward.
You have a green light
to go now, understand?
It's me.
I need an extraction right
away. We've got to get to
Mummy, there was a fire.
I couldn't find you.
I've got you now, okay?
I've got you.
It's going to be okay.
It's going to be okay.
We've got to move before they come back.
How close is the machine to being ready?
I don't know.
We need to get Gray
back in here now to finish it.
No, we need to go.
Go where?
Janet, this is our chance to go home.
Maybe our last chance.
They are going to come back here, Bryson.
Yeah, and we are going
to be ready for them.
Okay, we're going to
be ready for all of them.
Oh, what happened?
- Did you reset the clock?
- I did.
I got some intelligence.
It's classified for now.
- What, do you need us to
- I don't need us to do anything.
It's all under control.
We're going to set up
around the university building,
holding a perimeter.
I don't want anyone to get out.
We're talking iron curtain here.
You want us to watch? You don't
want us to attack at all, ma'am?
Not until I give the order.
We have a person inside helping us.
You, gather everyone you've
got and meet me back here.
This building is about to be attacked.
- We have to be ready to defend it. Go.
- Yes, sir.
What's going on?
How quickly do you think we
could do a human test flight?
Well, I don't know.
Months, possibly, if
we really pushed it.
Yeah, sure, if we're following
all the correct protocols.
But what if you
couldn't wait that long?
Well, what do you mean?
I mean,
if this room was on fire
and the only way out
was through the machine,
would you get in or would you
take your chance with the flames?
I'm going to tell you everything.
So you might want to sit down.
If I'm right,
then this evening a plane is going
to appear in the sky above London
and make an emergency landing.
On board are three men and
four women and one of them is you.
What are we going to do about it?
Well, you're all going to go.
And you're going to ask
yourself what exactly is going on.
Well, tie him up. No one's killing him.
Yeah, it's completely gone.
- Well, can you fix it?
- Well, what with?
You know, chewing
gum and a fucking pencil.
There's another machine in the lab.
Yeah, assuming
they've built it already.
Assuming Lazarus haven't gone in there
and destroyed it before we get there.
Well, let's grab your
shit and go and find out.
We need to have a conversation.
Who wants a pint?
do you want to tell us what in the
Jesus fucking time traveling Christ
is going on here?
We're from the year 2024.
It must be nice that
you still have hair.
So how and why are you here?
Something's happened. Something bad.
What is it?
It's you.
And me.
This is Becky.
- She's our
- I'm your daughter.
Bloody hell.
Yeah, she's born in 2018.
In 2024, the world gets caught
in an infinite three week time loop.
Two of you get kidnapped,
brought back here.
- Brought back here, why?
- The machine in the lab.
Yeah, the time machine.
You're helping them build it.
- So, Wes
- Wes wants the machine destroyed
and everyone who
knows how it works killed.
Including you.
So, where am I in the future?
Why I am not there with you?
You drop a hand grenade
in 2018 and get blown up.
Yeah. Very funny.
Are you fucking serious?
Ask her, she were there.
- I drop a hand grenade?
- Yeah.
And you were there?
- Yeah.
- And you didn't stop it?
- No.
- Jesus.
Who are you?
Well, it's nice to meet you, Archie.
Let's have a long conversation
about how to avoid me
getting blown up in the future.
future me and past you
are in the lab right now.
And we need to go and save them.
And get them home to 2024.
And in the process
undo an infinite three week time loop.
That's the plan.
So, let's go do that.
Anyone know how to hotwire a car?
- I do.
- I do.
Bryson, the kid.
You know.
I did what I had to do.
I mean, it was always
gonna happen, right?
It already did happen.
Somewhere in some timeline,
like fate or whatever.
I don't know what the
steps on the journey
from the invention of time travel
to you beating a teenager half
to death with a telephone are.
Maybe it was fate.
Maybe it was your chance to stop it.
I don't know how it works.
Neither do you. Neither does anyone.
It'll be worth it though.
If we save everyone, if we
do what we came here to do,
it'll all have been worth it.
What do you think they're
talking about in there now?
Don't know.
Finding out how they died.
How they fell apart.
How they fucked up.
All the things we're
not supposed to know.
Ross isn't supposed to
know that he dies in six years.
Janet isn't supposed to
know that she loses a child.
Rebrov isn't supposed to
know that he becomes
And you weren't supposed
to know that you hurt that boy.
Now, what do you think
they're gonna do, George?
Do you think they're gonna accept it?
Or do you think they're
gonna try and change it?
Because I know what I would do.
It's what everyone would do.
It's what everyone's going to do.
Ma'am, three cars just
approached the target
and we've got around ten
people entering the building.
Hold steady.
We've got a group
approaching the north entrance.
I see Doctor Samson. Let them in.
Copy that.
You came.
Of course I did.
Hello again.
You alright?
I just thought you should know,
in 2024, Crystal Palace
just sacked their manager.
She's Palace fan.
Go Eagles.
Go Eagles.
Hi, Mum.
Are you my sister?
Even better, mate.
I'm you.
Excuse me, this is all very
intriguing, but can we just
Fucking hell!
Hi there.
Still have that shirt actually.
Why does that not surprise me?
Listen, there are about 20 to 30
heavily armed officers outside right now
who are just itching to come
in here and just shoot us all.
So, we should probably get on with it.
- Is that your time machine?
- Yes, but it's not finished.
To get it ready now,
we'd need a miracle, and
What's this?
It's a miracle.
What's the latest?
It's as it has been.
They're still in there,
still working.
Okay, let's get a roll call.
Who we got? Who's covering what?
Security team on the
ground floor covering the door.
Ross with Rebrov in.
And Rebrov, we've got the west entrance.
Good to have you with us.
Zhang and Archie, we're on the
second floor covering the stairs.
Anyone covering the back?
We are.
Okay, copy that. Stay alert.
If they attack, do you think
we'll be able to hold them off?
I think we'll be alright.
Based on what?
I don't know.
Optimism, I guess.
I'm just going to check and make
sure someone's covering the corridor.
Yeah, alright.
I know what you meant
at your parents' house.
I know what you meant about
it feeling like the end of the story.
The credits rolling, all that.
Maybe that's what this is.
The end of the story.
I do love you, George.
I'm hacking into laboratory CCTV.
Getting image now.
Hold on.
They're doing something.
Or the machine's doing something.
What? What is it?
I don't know.
They look busy.
They look like they're
celebrating something.
Fuck it, we can't wait any longer.
Take it out. Take it out right now.
Greta, take it out.
Damn it.
Street team, move into position.
They're coming in. Side entrance.
Oh shit.
What happened? Is everyone okay?
Was that the lab? Someone come in.
Janet, can you hear me?
Who's in the lab? Come in.
Janet, are you safe?
What happened? Can you hear me?
I need you to go.
I'm going to be right behind you.
They can take her.
I'm going to be right behind you.
I'll kill you.
I'll kill you, I swear.
Don't let Lazarus have them.
It's the right thing to do.
What did George tell you that we do here?
He said you saved the world.
What have you done?
What I had to do.
No, no, no, no.
We came here to rescue people, Sarah.
George, you need to open your eyes.
You need to look.
You didn't do that when you saved me.
You have to do that now.
It has to be destroyed. It has to be.
This is bigger than us.
You ever wonder if the worst
thing that ever happened to you
has already happened?
Or is yet to come?
Sarah, is she
I heard
I hid.
This is the same basic
component that the Danes shot.
We can use it to fix the
time machine on the plane
and get back to 2024.
George, look at me.
We can still get the children home.
Is it true?
She's gone, Janet's gone. They're all
Where's Sarah?
I don't know.
We need to get the plane.
Now, Dennis. You understand?
Archie, we're pulling out.
We're falling back to the plane.
The plane?
Yes, the plane.
Just try and get back there. Now.
We've got to go.
Fuck! Screw it.
Over here. Hold on.
- Where to now?
- Move.
Shit, there's too many of them.
Head that way. I'll hold them here.
Hold them here?
They're going to kill you.
Get them to safety, George.
I love you. I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry for everything.
Let me see how I can help you.
I had nothing.
Until I realised that I had everything.
You've already helped me.
You saved me.
Now go and save yourself.
Do that.
For me.
And your mum.
Come on, come on, come on, move!
Come on!
Come on, Becky, come on!
George, George, can you hear me?
We're exiting the building.
- Move, move!
- Over here!
Go, go, go!
- You'll be right behind us, yeah?
- Don't you worry.
- I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
He already told me.
What about you?
I think I should stay here.
See if I can live past 2018 this time.
Also, I wanted to see what 2020 was like.
It's shit.
- It's really shit.
- Is it?
Well, that's disappointing.
Let's go give you a hand, then.
What did you do?
Stop just pressing buttons, George.
It's not a frozen fucking laptop.
I'm not just fucking pressing
Shit, shit, shit, shit.
- What did you press?!
- I didn't really press anything.
Oh, shit.
We're right behind you.
Yeah, we're not the only ones.
Oh, shit, George, we've got a tail.
Hold on.
So just so I'm totally sure I understand,
there's a time machine in 2024 and
Greta, I really don't have
time to explain it again.
Hold on.
I just wanted to clarify
who exactly we're chasing
and whether or not
we're still the good guys.
- I've given it some thought.
- And?
And I have no idea if
we're the good guys.
Have you got a shot?
No shot yet, ma'am.
Well, when you get the
shot, you take the shot.
- I'm out.
- Shit.
- Take the wheel.
- What?
What I'm about to do
is gonna be pretty fucking cool,
but probably fatal, so, you know,
try not to fall in love with me.
It's too late for that, isn't it?
Now I really hope I don't die.
Oh, my God!
She's a badass!
Or just fucking crazy!
You gotta help George.
I gotta stay and help you.
- Right, get out.
- What do we do?
- Just get out.
- My gun's empty.
Yeah, mine too.
Just point it at them
and pretend it's Yeah?
It's over, George.
The machine has been destroyed.
Everyone who knew how it worked is dead.
Not everyone.
You need to let
You were right.
I didn't know what kind of man I was.
You're fucking evil.
I'm not.
I'm practical.
People just don't seem to be able
to tell the difference sometimes.
Sarah understood what you couldn't.
That this was bigger than you.
That it matters more
than whether or not you can get home.
What the hell are you doing?
Your mother's.
Just take them home.
Maybe run.
Just strap yourself in, yeah?
Because I still got Fuck!
Jesus Christ.
I forgot you're still here.
- You left me here.
- Yeah, I know.
Just get into the cockpit
and start the engine.
No one's going to shoot me?
No, no, not unless you don't
start flying this fucking plane.
Come on!
Dane, hurry up!
You might want to hold on to something.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Everything's going to be okay. Hold on.
Everything's going to be fine.
Come on, how do you work? How
do you work? How do you work?
Okay, Dane, punch it!
You know what?
I've got no idea if this
is even going to work.
July 22nd, 2024.
July 22nd.
We're out of the three-week loop.
Time travel represents courage.
It represents human
curiosity and endurance.
It is a symbol of our
desire to seek out answers.
To test the limits of our world
and push our
understanding of who we are.
Whether it's a great
tool or a terrible weapon
is entirely down to the
people who will yield it.
To create time travel is to believe
in the innate goodness of our species.
It is to entrust humanity with a gift
and to believe that it will
use it in the pursuit of wonder
rather than the desire for destruction.
There are no guarantees
that our discoveries
will make the world a better place.
Just the guarantee
that to stop looking for
them leaves us all poorer.
All further in the darkness.
Further back into the caves
that we left so long ago.
So let us explore together
and see where it might take us.
For good
or for real.
Welcome to the Lazarus Project, George.
I've been waiting for you.
We save ourselves.
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