The Orville (2017) s02e11 Episode Script

Lasting Impressions

1 A find of this type is always thrilling in this day and age.
The time capsule was unearthed by an excavation team just north of Albany.
It seems it was a community project of some kind.
How far back does it date? Over 400 years.
2015, to be exact.
The Delta Pavonis Museum is itching for its arrival.
Well, we'll get it all there in one piece.
What do you think? Uh, you lose the ears, you look like a born Earther.
What are these? Cigarettes.
People used to light the tips on fire and inhale the smoke.
Why? They contained a substance called nicotine, which caused an addictive rush.
That is, until they got cancer, which, at the time, was often fatal.
The odor is very interesting.
Dr.
Sherman, what's this thing? A communication device.
A cellular telephone.
We think there still may be information stored in there, but the circuitry is so degraded, we haven't been able to reactivate it.
Well, I got a top-notch engineering team.
We'd be happy to take a stab at it.
I was hoping you would.
Maybe we can get in through the back door.
How about running a decorrelation algorithm on the secondary memory cache? - I tried it.
Nothing.
- Oh.
Well, then, I'm tapped out of ideas, man.
God, it's so frustrating.
There's a whole piece of the past all locked away in that thing, and we can't get at it.
Uh, well, wait a minute, hang on here.
We've been coming at this from a 25th century perspective.
Maybe, if I can dumb down the reconstruction pattern a bit.
There.
Okay, I'm launching an old-school binary input filter.
Now, if we can get a bias current on the cathode tab There.
We got power.
- Oh, well, that's weird.
- What? I've accessed the data, but the keypad's not responding.
Just a crazy idea: try turning it off and turning it back on again.
Boom.
There it is.
Look at that.
They're messages.
Correspondences between people.
They just go on and on.
Yeah, got to be thousands of them.
Casual chitchat four centuries old.
Amazing.
Wait.
What's this up here? Oh, looks like some kind of old-style media storage.
Okay.
Hey, what's up, future people? Hi.
I'm Laura Huggins.
And, uh, if you're seeing this, you found my phone.
So I'm from Saratoga Springs, New York, and some people in my town had this idea to make a time capsule.
And I thought this was a really cool thing to do, and I was trying to think of what I could put in there that would show the future something about who I am.
And since I just got the new iPhone, I thought, instead of sticking my old one in a drawer somewhere, I'd put it in the capsule.
So here I am.
Here you are.
And since I'm probably long dead by now, you can read all my texts and e-mails and look at all my pictures and decide whether you think I was I don't know cool or a bitch or whatever.
Anyway, I hope you guys have, like, flying cars or something by now, and if you do, I'm super jealous.
And I'm really sorry I'm not there to hang with you guys.
Um but hey.
Have fun getting to know who I was.
Nice to meet you, Laura.
Commander, this is extraordinary.
You've uncovered a treasure trove.
I upgraded the power storage capacity, so it should last you ten years without a refill.
It'll take at least that long to analyze all this data.
We are looking at an actual human life, nearly 400 years gone.
Looks like they weren't all that different from us.
Well, ancient media records tell us what the world wanted us to see, but finds like this can help tell us who the people were.
Look at all these messages.
It's like reading a different language.
Look at this.
She's clearly asking her friend where to find the nearest repair service for her device, but instead of writing "wireless telecommunications facility," she just wrote "WTF.
" Now, we can decode things like this by applying historical context.
Amazing.
Kind of mesmerizing, isn't it? Yeah.
Yeah, it seems like her friends really depended on her.
There are all these messages where they're coming to her with their problems, and she's kind of like the glue holding them all together.
I bet she would've been a cool person to know.
Excuse me, Doctor.
Commander Grayson would like to review cargo transport procedure for docking.
Of course.
Lead the way.
What is it? It is called a cigarette.
The aroma is most pleasing.
Yes.
Dr.
Finn says it is the result of What are you doing? I was curious to taste it.
It is not food.
Dr.
Finn said the tip is to be ignited and the smoke inhaled.
The sensation is wonderful.
I have never experienced such a flavor.
I feel as if I have been standing my entire life, and I just sat down.
The tingles.
Do you feel them? I do.
We must have more.
500 cigarettes.
Please select a program.
Well, I actually want to create a new program, if I could.
Please enter specifications.
Well, see, here's the thing.
Um, the specifications are kind of all inside this device.
Is there a way to upload the content into the simulator's processing systems? The photographs, videos, messages, all of it? Scanning.
The device is not recognized.
It's a cellular telephone.
The device is recognized.
Scanning.
Upload complete.
Please specify application parameters.
No specific parameters.
I just want to know who this woman was, what her life was like.
Can you extrapolate from all available data on the device and create a simulation? Processing.
Simulation complete.
Begin simulation.
- Ooh.
Sorry, man.
- Huh? Hey.
Nice outfit.
Oh, crap.
I'm all out of vodka.
Chardonnay? - Uh, totally fine.
- It's all right? Yeah, yeah.
It's better, actually.
I hardly ever do the hard stuff anymore, - unless I'm with Jen.
- Oh, right.
Yeah.
She's such a good influence.
Total role model.
Cheers! Laura? - - Hey.
Wait.
Are you Lorenzo's friend? I'm Uh, yeah.
Yes.
Yes, I am.
Wait.
I-I'm so sorry.
I suck at names.
- Gordon.
- Gordon.
Right.
This is my friend Trisha.
- Hey.
- Hey.
That's an interesting wardrobe choice.
Oh, yeah.
I Are those pajamas, or are you a NASCAR driver? Oh.
Wait.
Let me guess.
Are you in a marching band? - I lost a bet with Lorenzo, - Oh.
so I had to come here in m-my pajamas.
- That sounds like Lorenzo.
- Yep.
- That's Lorenzo.
- I know.
It's so Lorenzo, right? He he's such a tool.
- Oh, but he's the best, though.
- The best tool.
- Oh.
- The best.
Don't you forget it.
Oh, it's too bad he couldn't make it.
Tell him he owes me a round of drinks.
Speaking of, can I get you something? Um yeah.
Just a beer is fine.
Thanks.
I-I like your place.
It's so cute, right? I just moved in.
Do you want the tour? Yeah.
Yeah, definitely.
It would've been too depressing to stay in my old place after the breakup.
I won't bore you with the details, but it was messy.
I'm sure Lorenzo told you.
Sorry.
That's got to be tough.
Yeah.
We were together nine years.
Wow.
I've never even owned a shirt that long.
Mm.
We almost broke up a dozen times, but this one stuck.
Anyway, it's small, and I'm not done decorating, but, yeah, it's-it's pretty homey.
Uh, what do you do? I'm a sales manager at Macy's.
- Oh, cool.
- Yeah, right.
I want to slit my wrists every time I say it.
So so you're not happy there? Do you know anyone who's happy in a sales job? Well, um, what-what do you want to do? Uh, get ready for the big cliché.
Um, my real passion is music.
I know that I would starve to death if I ever actually pursued it as a career, but - there you have it.
- You sing? Yeah.
One of the millions.
What do you do? Well, I'm-I'm I'm a I'm a pilot.
- You are? - Yeah.
Oh, my God, that's so cool.
In the Air Force, or commercial jets or what? Commercial jets.
That's insane.
I'm so scared of flying.
I'm one of those white-knuckle types.
You would not want to sit next to me.
Actually, I think I would.
You know, if it doesn't sound like torture, I am actually playing a gig at this pub over on Dunhill next Tuesday, if you want to come.
It-It's a total hole-in-the-wall, but, they pour the drinks strong, so Hey, you-you had me at playing a gig, but strong drinks is a bonus.
That-that'd be awesome.
Yeah.
Uh, Tuesday.
Count me in.
Okay, cool.
It was just so vivid and real.
I mean, I've been in some intense simulations, but this was different.
Nobody wrote this program.
There was no sense of structure.
It was all just created from her own words and pictures and thoughts.
No, it was her her life.
And I was there.
Does Dr.
Sherman know you did this? No, no, but I put the phone back with the other stuff.
Nobody missed it.
Here's the thing.
We look at these images of people who lived hundreds of years ago, and they're so distant-looking that it's easy to think that they don't matter.
But then you stand in a room like that, and you realize this used to be their world.
And it was just as alive to them as ours is to us.
Hey, man, you didn't do, like, drugs in there, right? No, no, no, no.
This is It's a totally natural high.
I just felt like I saw the universe in a new light, and it was a rush.
Okay, I hear you.
Just keep a sanity check on all this.
All right? I know it seems real, but it's not.
It's a computer simulation.
That girl's been dead for three and a half centuries.
I know.
God.
They were on the verge of a major climate disaster, and there's a whole page about teeth whitening.
It's a miracle the human race survived.
Keyali to Grayson.
- Go ahead.
- Can you please come to the bridge? There's, um there's an issue.
On my way.
What's wrong? What's that smell? Ah.
Commander.
You know, Bortus, your shift is over soon, so why don't you just knock off early.
Are you certain? Yeah, go.
It's all good.
Thank you, Commander.
Ed and I will talk to him.
Resume simulation.
I've had time to write a book About the way you act and look But I haven't got a paragraph Words are always getting in my way Anyway, I love you That's all I have to tell you That's all I've got to say And now I'd like to make a speech About the love that touches me But stumbling I would make you laugh Feel as though my tongue were made of clay Anyway, I love you That's all I have to tell you That's all I've got to say That's all I've got to say That's all I've got To say.
Every time I'm up there, I have this fantasy about some big record exec watching me from the crowd and signing me on the spot.
Then I get to call my boss and say, "Stick your designer handbags up your butt.
I quit.
" That's beautiful.
I still can't believe how good you are.
Tell it to my landlord.
No, seriously, I-I think if the right person heard you, you'd be a huge success.
But I don't even have to be a huge success.
I just want to be rich enough to be unhappy but not enough to be miserable.
Fair enough.
No, more important than that, I just think it would be nice to be remembered for something.
You know? I mean, we all live and die on this planet, and most of us are just forgotten.
To me, there's nothing sadder about the world than that.
Well, a-as someone who's been known to belt out a tune now and then, I think I know a thing or two about music.
You're the real deal.
- You sing? - Yeah.
Took lessons when I was teenager as soon as I figured out it was a good way to get girls.
Well, maybe we'll have to do a song together sometime.
Just rattle my cage.
I'll come out.
Okay.
- So, if I can ask - Mm-hmm.
what happened with your last relationship? Mm.
It was a lot of things.
And by the time I met him, I'd been with enough losers that I was pretty cynical.
I mean, let's face it.
In this town, most guys aren't worth a second date.
But Greg was different.
Oh, that-that's my dad's name.
- Oh, yeah? - Yeah.
Is he a pilot, too? No, no.
Construction.
He builds space stations.
Huh? Toy space stations f-for kids.
Little-little toy space stations with nougat in the center.
- That kind of thing.
- Mm.
So, you were saying about your Greg? Well, uh, he was passionate and intelligent and funny, and I fell for him almost immediately.
But he was irresponsible.
He never really had a steady job.
He wasn't interested in being an adult.
And as much as we loved each other, I think I just got tired of paying for dinner.
You're a really good listener.
Ha! That's hilarious.
Why? Well, where I come from, people think I'm the guy that never knows when to shut up.
Oh, I don't see that at all.
Well, I guess I'm just different around you.
I've never met anybody like you.
Oh, you must not meet many girls.
No, no, I meet a lot of girls.
Oh, really? Oh, no, I-I didn't mean I don't I don't do stuff with a lot of girls.
I I just Where I'm from, you're one of a kind.
And where are you from? New Jersey.
They don't have retail workers with failing music careers in New Jersey? Not in my neighborhood.
- What is it? - It's my number.
I realized I never gave it to you at the party.
- Oh, cool.
- I have a game night with some friends at my place once a week.
We're having it tomorrow night if you want to come.
- Yeah, that'd be great.
- Yeah? And bring some of your friends.
The more the merrier.
S My-my friends? Yeah, and what's your number? I'll put it in my phone.
Oh, you know, I-I left my phone at home, but I'll call you as soon as I get back.
Please state request.
Um, a-a phone.
Old Earth style.
What? No, no, no.
Later.
Like, a cell phone.
Early 21st century design.
And establish a link up to Simulator program Laura Alpha.
Please narrow parameters.
Laura's phone.
838-555-0146.
The museum has requested a Class 3 cargo transfer - for the capsule.
- That's fine.
Also, they asked if we can send down an engineering detail to help them out with the phone.
If you can spare the personnel, then sure.
Come in.
Hey, guys.
Hey.
Gordon, what's up? Well, actually, I'm glad you're all here.
Um I don't know what you guys are doing tomorrow night, but would you want to go to a party with me? Sure.
Whose party? It's Laura's.
Laura from sickbay? No.
Laura Huggins.
Girl from the phone.
I don't understand.
I uploaded all of her personal data from the phone into the ship's computer and was able to create a simulation.
Of? Of her.
Of her life.
Her world.
I've been spending time with her, getting to know who she was.
That kind of thing.
Okay.
Look, I-I know it sounds crazy, but she really is a was a special person.
I would love you guys to meet her.
Look, just come to Simulator 2 tomorrow at 1900 hours, and you'll see.
Okay.
We'll see you there.
Awesome! You-You're gonna love her.
Did you know about this? I heard about it, but I haven't seen it yet.
You think he's working too hard? Gordon? Never.
Well, this ought to be interesting.
Oh, there was something else you wanted to talk to me about.
Ah.
Right.
Take a walk with me? Oh, my God.
Captain.
What can I do for you? Guys, what the hell is this? Our quarters.
Where's Topa? He has not yet returned from school.
Okay, look, I don't know what's going on here, but we are all going to sickbay right now.
For what reason? Well, you boys continue to be full of surprises.
What is it? Apparently, the Moclan biological system is extremely susceptible to nicotine addiction.
Is there precedent for this? Nobody on Earth has smoked for hundreds of years, let alone Moclus.
This is new territory.
Are we in any danger? What happens if you don't have a cigarette for more than a half hour? I do not know.
- Oh, boy.
- Yesterday, I was stuck in the lift for ten minutes due to a power fluctuation.
I had no cigarettes with me.
I began to shake.
It did not stop until I smoked.
Well, my analysis indicates that, if you keep it up, it's only gonna get worse, until, eventually, you'll reach a point where you can't go ten seconds without a puff.
Can't you just give 'em an injection of some kind, - get 'em off the habit? - Normally, yes, but, at the moment, there is no injection.
These two are patient one and patient zero.
I'll have to formulate one.
How long will that take? Maybe hours, maybe days.
In the meantime, Topa can stay with Ty and Marcus.
Very well, Doctor.
You understand that you two are gonna need to support each other in this, okay? No smoking.
- A man he's hungry.
- Uh, cornflakes! Cornflakes! Uh, he's pouring cereal! Cereal! A man who likes cereal! - Cornflakes! Cornflakes! - A man and cereal! A man who likes cereal! Uh, uh, a man - who's full of cereal! - Uh, uh, cere It's cereal man! Don't just keep stopping at the same thing! Draw something new! Cere It's cereal man! It's cereal man.
- Right? - Uh, uh It's a cereal man! Hello? Is it a Is it cereal man? - It's a man who likes cereal.
Cereal man.
- Karl, what the hell is a cereal man? - I don't know.
That.
- And time.
It was Julius Caesar! - What? - What? Yeah, see, this is the laurel around his head.
Gordon, that just looks like hair.
What was the cereal? It's a Caesar salad.
- Yeah.
See, no, you can't draw.
- Oh, come on! A salad doesn't have tiny little flakes like that.
- They're bigger.
- A Cobb salad does.
What the hell does a Cobb salad have to do with Julius Caesar? Anybody know what time it is? Uh, I think it's got to be about 2300 hours.
Oh, military time.
Is that, like, a hipster thing? No, Trisha, it's not.
Listen, guys, this has been a blast, but I really do have to get up early tomorrow, - so - Yeah.
Me, too.
This was so fun though.
Oh, thank you for coming.
Laura, it was -very nice to meet you.
- Oh, my God, it was so nice to meet you.
Your place is really cute.
Congrats.
I don't know about you guys, but I need a shot of booze and 20 hours of sleep.
We should talk about this tomorrow.
How 'bout we meet in the mess hall? I think that's a good idea.
Okay.
Good night.
- Night.
- Night.
Oh, your friends are great.
I really liked 'em.
Oh, man, they totally dug you.
I could tell.
Oh, yeah? Even though we burned their asses at Pictionary? Yeah, well, you did most of the heavy lifting there.
Sorry again about the Dick Van Dyke one.
I-I didn't know who he was, so I was just working with what I had.
It's all right.
Everyone was fine.
That's why I'm a pilot, not a painter.
Mm.
Okay, so here's a question for you, Mr.
Pilot.
Can you make me not scared to fly? Um yeah.
"Um yeah"? I mean, I can try.
What-what are you most afraid of? - Turbulence.
- Ah.
That's never gonna hurt you.
But why? Well, here's why the physics - are in your favor.
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, picture the plane suspended in a giant mound of Jell-O.
Okay, now, when there's turbulence, it's almost like someone's shaking the Jell-O plate, okay? Now, you're gonna get bounced around, but, other than that, you're not going anywhere.
You're gonna stay right where you are, inside that Jell-O.
- You see? - Yeah.
Actually helps.
Right? So, next time you're on a bumpy flight, just picture jiggling Jell-O.
And knock back five or six cocktails.
You'll be fine.
That's just for explaining the physics of turbulence? And for everything else.
Grayson to Malloy.
Grayson to Malloy.
It's 0830 hours.
You're late for your shift.
Oh, crap.
Uh, save simulation.
Ow.
I know, I know.
I screwed up.
It won't happen again.
I promise.
See that it doesn't.
We're not running a cruise ship here.
We need our helmsman at his post.
Yes, sir.
Hear you loud and clear.
Captain, engineering shows all clear for departure.
All right, take us out.
Aye, sir.
Bortus, what are you eating? I apologize, Captain.
Am I disturbing you? No, I'm just curious.
It is called gum.
According to the ship's database, it was once used as an addiction recovery aid.
Is it helping? It is not.
Hey.
Uh, I'm-I'm at work.
Can I call you back? I know.
I know.
It was so amazing.
I-I can't stop thinking about it.
Rawr.
Okay, I'll-I'll call you later.
Yeah.
Oh, all the kisses.
Bye.
It was, without a doubt, among the top five strangest experiences of my life.
Well, the question is, what do we do about it? I could put a block on the program, tell him he can have it back when it stops affecting his job.
Like pulling cigarettes away from Bortus? Yeah, I don't know if that's gonna work in this case.
Heads up.
Hey, guys.
Hey.
Uh, sorry again about this morning.
But, listen, I've been dying to know.
What did you think of Laura? She's really fun.
Seems like she was a really cool person.
When she was alive.
I'm telling you, she's the coolest.
Ooh, wait.
Look what she sent me this morning.
Check it out.
She says, "Found this picture of you.
" Look it.
Yeah, yeah, looks just like you.
Ha! Shut up, man.
Listen, we wanted to talk to you about all this, - if you don't mind.
- Sure.
What's up? We don't think this is particularly healthy.
What do you mean? Dude, she's not real.
Yes, she is.
In-in all the ways that matter, - she's real.
- It's a simulation.
It's just like our cowboy program or Bortus' sex lagoon.
No, it's not.
And-and here's why.
Those are all programs written by us.
I mean, not the sex lagoon, but somebody wrote that, too.
This-this is different.
This-this comes entirely from her personality.
Her letters, her photographs, her voice, her mannerisms it's all her.
She wrote this program about herself.
That's a real stretch, Gordon.
Why? Because she's technically not flesh and blood, she can't be real? I mean, what does that say about Isaac? Isaac is self-aware.
Is he? Do we really know that? Or is he just so sophisticated that he can fool us all? And, if so, wh-what does it matter? He seems real.
We treat him that way.
So, in our world, he is.
The universe is not governed by individual perception.
It matters what's true.
- And you can't just - I can't just what? Huh? Find love? You know, this is the first person I've been involved with on this ship.
I'm not allowed to be happy? You can bang a Krill, but I can't date a sales rep at Macy's? She lied to me.
I didn't lie to myself.
There's a difference.
Permission to return to my post.
Granted.
Klyden? Locate Klyden.
Klyden is located in airlock two.
It was only one.
Where is the harm? If you do not treat this in a serious manner, - you will not be able to quit! - Yes, I will! And stop shouting at me! I will stop shouting when I see evidence that you are as committed as I am! Oh! What is this? The hour grows late.
I must be on the bridge at 0800 Do not change the subject.
You are berating me while you yourself are hiding cigarettes! That is not mine.
You lie.
Where are the others? There are no others.
If you do not tell me where they are, I will sleep elsewhere tonight.
There.
From now on, we will watch each other.
Yes.
Closely.
Resume simulation.
- You like that? - I do.
I was lonely.
Oh, yeah? Mm-hmm.
Oh, Gordon Hey.
Um I just got off work.
I thought I'd stop by.
Um this is Greg.
Hey, Gordon.
Heard a lot about you.
Yeah, I-I've heard about you, too.
You know what, I'm gonna go grab a beer.
- Anybody want one? - No, I'm-I'm okay.
Right.
I was gonna call you.
Well, I'm here, so you don't have to call.
No, I don't.
Oh, my God, you must think I'm a terrible person right now.
I don't know what to think.
I-I don't know what's going on.
Greg and I Do you want to sit down? No, I-I don't I don't want to sit down.
I-I want to hear the rest of that sentence.
Whatever it is, just tell me the truth.
Greg and I have decided to try and work things out.
Okay.
I'm sorry.
I never expected any of this, including you.
If I had, I would have never led you on.
No, no.
It's all, it's all good.
Hey, it's not my first rodeo.
They always go back to their boyfriends.
- Gordon - Yeah, it's one of the main reasons to be in a relationship in the first place, right? To have someone to go back to.
You have every right to be angry.
- Let me just - I'm not angry.
I'm fine.
If it's what you feel, it's what you feel.
I'd understand if you told me you don't want to see me anymore.
But I hope there's at least a possibility that maybe we could be friends.
I know that's a lot to ask.
I shouldn't have been surprised.
I checked the phone data: it was all right there in her messages.
They got back together.
She even told her friend Trisha she could see herself marrying him.
I'm sorry, man.
I know how you're feeling right now.
Do you? No.
No, actually I don't.
I've never been dumped.
Even the worst breakup I ever had, the girl was like, "You could still come over and have sex with me whenever you want.
" But but I can imagine, and it sucks.
Listen, for what it's worth, I think in the long run it's for the best.
It was getting out of hand.
It was a fantasy.
In the real world, you can't just conjure up a girlfriend.
Some parts of your life are just just out of your control.
Access simulation, Laura Alpha.
Simulation accessed.
Delete Greg.
Hi there.
What are you doing here? I, uh, had a little free time, so I thought, why not stop by? Hmm, you came for the free cologne samples, admit it.
Exactly.
You got me.
Mmm.
Oh, I-I can smell them from here.
Well, it'll smell even better tomorrow, fingers crossed.
- Tomorrow? - The promotion.
Oh.
Right.
Oh, can I get you anything? We have bottled water, but I can't vouch for the brand.
I think they might be getting it from the tap.
No, I'm okay.
Hey, if-if you do get this promotion, what do you say I take you out to celebrate? Big, gluttonous pasta dinner, on me, guaranteed to go straight to your ass.
Oh, well, that sounds really nice, but I think my boyfriend might want to take me if it happens.
Your boyfriend? Yeah.
But you're really sweet to offer.
Is it Greg? Greg, Justin, Andrew there are so many, I can't remember which one.
Guess I'll just have to find out when he picks me up around 7:30.
Don't be late, boyfriend.
Oh.
Okay.
Awesome.
Awesome.
So, I had kind of a crazy idea, and I wanted to run it by you.
Shoot.
Well, since I now know the secret of the jiggling Jell-O, I was thinking maybe I'd buy a ticket on one of your flights preferably someplace tropical and we could have a week away somewhere.
There's no way I'd be scared with Captain Malloy at the controls.
Well, I'll make you a deal.
- Hmm? - You can fly on one of my planes if I can sing with you some night at the pub.
The pub? The pub where you sing.
What are you talking about? I'm talking about us, singing together on stage.
- In front of people? - Yeah.
Are you nuts? No, thanks.
I don't want to go to Maui that bad.
What? I don't understand.
You s you sing.
Yeah, I love to sing, but not in front of an audience.
Oh, my God, I'd have a heart attack.
Besides, if I'm gonna be the boss around here, I have to project a veneer of power.
Can't be puking from terror in a roomful of strangers.
What if one of them wants to buy a handbag the next day? - Right.
That would be a concern.
- So back to the proposal at hand.
How about it? Should I buy a new swimsuit? Hold simulation.
Explain the change from previous configuration.
Data has been deleted.
Well, can you fix it? Affirmative.
Missing algorithms require reintegration.
You mean Greg? Affirmative.
Come in.
Hey.
Ed told me what happened.
It's all right here in the phone data.
He was the one that encouraged her to sing.
Helped her believe that she was good enough to do what she loved.
Watch this.
Huh? You see it? I can cross one eye at a time.
So what? Ed taught me how to do that.
It is a characteristic of Kelly Grayson that exists only because of my relationship with him.
No Ed, no eye trick.
That's a hell of a romantic legacy.
Now, imagine the reverse.
If someone went and deleted Ed from my life.
No captain's chair, no Orville.
For any of us.
Humans are social animals.
When we're born, we're a blank slate, and over the course of our lives, we expand and grow as a result of external stimuli.
Pretty dry philosophy.
It sounds it, but it's not.
Every single one of us is shaped by the totality of our relationships.
People we love and people we hate all make their mark.
Whether we like it or not, it's who we are; it's reality.
You can't just pick and choose which parts of your past you want to change and be able to know how it's all gonna turn out.
What if I never meet anybody else who makes me feel like she does? I can't answer that.
What I can tell you for sure is the second you started editing her world, it became unreal.
Just another simulation written by Gordon Malloy.
God, I'm gonna miss her.
So much.
People have been living and dying for as long as humans have existed.
Most are forgotten but not this one.
She reached across four centuries and got a guy to fall in love.
We should all be so rare.
Where is the Nock'tah sauce? - You ate the last of it.
- I did not! I only had one spoonful! That is a lie! I watched you put it on your prawgus cake! Bortus, I must have a cigarette! No! We agreed! I do not care! The urge is too strong! If you attempt to approach the synthesizer, you will regret it.
Oh, my What the hell is going on in here? What is it you want, Doctor? I've just finished formulating the injection.
Who wants to go first? That's all I have to tell you I am not a girl of poetry Music Isn't one with me It runs from me It runs From me And I tried to write a symphony But I lost the melody Alas I only finished half And finish I suppose, I never may Anyway, I love you That's all I have to tell you That's all I've got to say That's all I've got to say That's all I've Got To Say - Baby, that was so good.
- Thanks.
You're so talented, it's not even fair.
Oh, well, you're biased.
Look at this guy bringing it home.
Way to go, man.
That was that was great.
Thanks.
It helps when you have the right partner.
You're a lucky guy.
Believe me, I know.
So, uh, listen, I just came to say good-bye.
What do you mean, good-bye? Well, I got a job offer.
Super far away, across country, and I decided to take it.
Well, wh-what will you be doing? Um test pilot for a new aircraft design.
They say it might even be able to make it to space.
- Oh, my God.
- Wow.
That's amazing.
Congratulations, man.
That's really cool.
Yeah.
I-I leave tomorrow.
Tomorrow? That's so soon.
Yeah, I know.
Wish we had more time.
Well you're gonna keep in touch, right? I mean, don't forget about us just because you're a big-shot spaceman.
I promise you this: you will not be forgotten.
Good.
Oh, hey, we have to take a picture before my phone goes in the capsule.
Capsule? Yeah, they're burying a time capsule next week, and I decided to put my phone in the mix.
Figure, I don't know, maybe someone'll dig it up in a thousand years, learn who I was.
Hey, you never know.
Could even be sooner than that.
Will you take it, baby? Of course.
- All right, are you ready? - Mm-hmm.
One, two, three.