The Outer Limits (1995) s03e04 Episode Script

Last Supper

- (clattering) - Carol, you switched it four times.
I want things right.
Yes, well, china patterns are the hottest topic amongst college women today.
- American floral versus European tradition.
- It's a subliminal thing.
Isn't this the one you started with? I know you think we're making too big a deal out of this.
Danny is going out with her,not you.
- He's so excited about this one.
- He's 20 years old.
- You're trying to marry him off.
- You're afraid of becoming a grandfather.
No,no.
Just, you know, kids don't get married that early these days.
And I'm not crazy about being a grandfather.
I still see the young, handsome .
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fresh - .
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soldier I once married.
- (mar n) We're here! - I still see my bride.
- Hi, honey! Mwah! Oh! - This is the MVP.
- How you doing, Dad? - Congratulations.
- Mom, Dad I want you to meet Jade.
Jade, these are my folks.
It's so nice to meet you.
I've heard so much.
(distant voices) (screaming) Jade, is it? We've heard so much about you.
We look forward to hearing more.
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(narrator) Events in our past seem to slip further away with time.
But what happens when they circle back and meet us head on in the present? It's in the fridge.
I'll get it.
You guys talk.
Thank you.
Jade.
Please sit.
- You have a beautiful - Jade, where are you from? I'm sorry, Mr Martin? - It's Frank.
- Frank.
What did you ask? I was wondering where you were from.
I'm from all over.
I'm an army brat.
Really? I'm ex-Army myself.
Have you and Danny known each other long? Just over a month.
We met after one of his games.
- Have you been to Virginia? - Virginia? Yes.
There are several bases there.
I thought maybe your parents were stationed there.
Uh we might have passed through once or twice.
Why do you ask? Yes, why do you ask? Just curious.
We're from there, originally.
Oh.
- Getting the third degree? - Zey haf vays of making you talk.
- Take the fifth.
- This was some time ago.
Frank.
I'm just curious.
Danny, take Jade up and show her around.
Oh, yeah.
I've got something to show you.
Why do you care if that poor girl's from Virginia? - I Her accent.
- Her accent? I swear I don't know what's gotten into you.
Middle age.
Senility.
The inner sanctum.
- I bet you bring all the girls up here.
- No, you're the first.
- You're kidding.
- I'm serious.
You saw how hard it was getting past the What a great room.
- I hope your mother didn't clean it for me.
- I didn't do it.
I know that.
I spend most nights at your place, remember? Care to make a boyhood dream come true, little girl? That'd make a fine impression.
- But we'd be quiet.
- No, we wouldn't.
Yes, we would.
I promise.
Mmm.
Come on.
I didn't know you were from Virginia.
Well, um .
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my mom and dad moved here right before I was born.
- Kind of all of a sudden, I guess.
- Why? Well, Dad did a tour in Vietnam, then a year or two on some army base he doesn't talk about.
I guess they want to move away from the memories.
I guessyour dad thought you'd be a star pretty early.
Yeah.
Gosh.
I must have been about six months in that picture.
You were so cute.
- Were? - I'd say you're more manly now.
Oh.
"Manly" is good.
No! No.
Please, stop.
June 20, 16:00 hours.
This is Dr Terence Sinclair.
I'm introducing the second test series into the subject's blood stream - to measure toxicity response.
- Why don't we sedate her? We can't.
That would affect the test results.
Hold her still.
Help.
(Jade) Do you need help with that? Frank? No, thanks.
I think I can handle it.
We need to talk.
Um, I'm sorry about all the questions.
I know what you must be thinking .
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and remembering.
You're right, Frank.
You're her daughter? Laura's daughter? - What did she tell you about me? - Dad, take a look.
Hey, Mom! I wanna show you guys my trophy.
It's way cool.
- Dr Sinclair? John Fisk.
- I know who you are.
- What do you want? - I want to show you something.
- I found her.
- Her? - You mean the woman? - From Building 9.
It's the same woman.
Impossible.
She was killed in the explosion.
- Only I made it out of that room.
- I can show you.
This was on the news.
I couldn't believe it.
- What is it? - It took me a minute to get the tape in.
Wait.
- (man) Danny, how does it feel to be MVP? - It's great.
- I must give credit to my girlfriend, Jade.
- You'll keep the trophy in your dorm room? No.
We're driving to Barrington to put it on my parents' mantelpiece.
Barrington.
They're just as responsible for this.
Is it her or is it her? After all these years.
It's her.
We can continue the work we were so close to We? You can't have her.
(Carol) Is something wrong, Frank? I I ate too much.
You've hardly touched your plate.
This is a delicious dinner, Mrs Martin.
Thank you.
And call me Carol.
Will we get to meet your family? My mother died a long time ago.
I never got a chance to know my father.
- Oh, I'm sorry.
- (Jade) That's all right.
It was so long ago.
I barely remember her.
If Coach Dixon knew how much I just ate It'll be our little secret.
- Let me help you with that, Carol.
- Can I help? Yes.
Set up the pull-out coach in the rec room.
Uh, Jade and I were planning on sleeping in my room tonight.
Not under my roof.
And I think you know better.
But Dad You know what she's like when she puts her foot down.
Yeah.
- You OK? - Yeah.
I just worked a little too hard.
You should take it easy.
You're not so young now.
- I've noticed.
- You know what I mean.
I'll set up the bed before Mom grounds me.
- (Carol) I heard that.
- You were supposed to.
- Going out for a little air.
- (Carol) Don't you go out and smoke, Frank.
(man) Officer's call, 20.
00 hours.
Officer'scall, 20.
00 hours.
Please don't smoke out here.
Yes, sir.
(woman) Please! Please! Please don't hurt me any more.
I won't hurt you.
Please help me.
I'm looking at a court martial just coming in here.
- Please help me before he comes back.
- I don't know how much I can help.
(moarns) I think I can walk.
Let me help.
What will they do to you? Let's just get you out of here.
Put her down.
- I can't let you hurt her any more, sir.
- That was an order.
Put her down.
- Corporal, I don't - You can't treat a person like this! She's not a person! She's not I'm a scientist.
I know how this must look.
But the work we are doing here is very important.
It could mean a great deal to the rest of us.
- Put her back on the table and get out.
- Please don't.
Shh.
It's OK.
We're leaving.
Now.
You can't have her! Don't! Don't shoot! No! (screams) (alarm blares) You're not still smoking, are you? After all these years? My God.
- How much did your mother tell you? - You haven't told your family.
If Laura told you everything, why are you here? What do you want from me? Am I your father? Is that what this is about, money? - I don't want your money.
- You can't have my son.
- It's not right.
He'd be your half-brother.
- Frank Don't you understand? It wasn't my mother that you saved in the lab.
That was me.
I'm Laura.
Youcan't be Laura.
The girl I rescued from Building 9 was 20 yearsold.
Frank, it's me.
You must know that.
- I changed my name.
- Why? Sinclair, he's probably looking for me, and if he isn't, the others might be.
- No.
Laura would be in her forties.
- Frank, I'm much, much older than that.
What are you saying? I couldn't even begin to tell you how old I am.
Centuries.
When I was a teenager, the Black Plague swept through my village in Spain.
- Black Plague? - Everyone succumbed to it.
But for some reason, I survived, out of a village of 200 people.
Since then, I haven't aged at all.
Then what are you? That's what Sinclair's been trying to find out, and what I've been trying to find out.
I know that I'm missing the gene that triggers the ageing process.
I know that I'm immune to disease.
You know what you're asking me to believe? This is too much.
Too much.
Frank, I'm a woman.
One very much in love with your son.
(man on tape) 21 .
00 hours.
The subject shows remarkable resiliency to both extreme heat and extreme cold.
Tissue regeneration is 700 % of normal.
She is the fountain of youth.
(Jade) Frank, Danny reminded me of you.
That's what attracted me to him.
But now it's gone beyond that point.
Living as long as l have, I've seen the potential for greatness in a man.
Daniel's a football star now, but he's gonna become something much more.
He's a leader, Frank.
And I'm gonna help him to become a great one.
I need your blessing.
I don't believe this.
You collect art books.
- Those are Carol's.
Why? - Do you have one on the English Romantics? What are you getting at? Look up Thomas Gainsborough.
See if there's a picture .
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of his portrait of Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
1783, I believe.
(door opens) - What's going on in here? - Just chatting.
- What's up? - Nothing.
Just watching thenews.
Seeing what's going on with the pro draft.
Coming? I wouldn't miss it.
Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
Where are we? We're safe.
I had to get you out of the rain.
- Are you hurt? - No, it's just superficial.
But you don't have a scratch.
It's amazing.
Are you gonna get in trouble for what you did? I don't even know what happened.
But don't worry.
I'll tell them I was the only one thrown clear, that you were killed in the explosion.
There's someone in your life.
A wife.
She'll be worried about you.
I don't want her to get the call that I'm missing.
She just went through that.
- I was reported missing in Vietnam.
- That's terrible.
Yeah, for both of us.
We got married just before I shipped out.
Ever since I've been back, we're different people.
What was Sinclair doing to you? What was he talking about? He thinks l'm something more than I am.
Stay away from them.
- Sinclair, all of them.
- I don't think you have to worry about him.
He's probably dead.
You're freezing.
I'm fine.
That's much better.
You risked your life for me.
I'm just glad you're safe.
I am now.
(Carol) Frank? Yeah? The kids have gone to bed.
You coming up soon? Yeah, in a few minutes.
OK.
Whatever youneed, honey.
Thanks.
Night.
Now do you believe me? I don't know what to believe.
After the explosion, we hid in an old warehouse.
We spent the night there.
Do youremember? I'm not ashamed of what happened, Frank.
Are you? I remember that .
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Laura had a beauty mark.
This.
My God.
It is you.
(Danny) Dad.
Danny.
Danny, it's not what you think.
Danny.
Danny! - Stay away from me.
- Listen! You're up there with my girlfriend with her clothes off.
- She's not who you think.
- She came on to you? - No, but Laura and I - Who the hell's Laura? - That's her name.
- You're crazy.
No, listen to me.
I knew her.
It was 20 years ago.
I know that sounds impossible I don't have to listen to this.
Get off me! My God.
I deserve it.
How could you do this, Dad? To me .
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and to Mom? To Mom.
Do what to me? - Danny and I were - I found him with Jade.
What do you mean, you were with Jade? - She was showing me something.
- Darn right she was! - Frank - Stop, just please stop.
I think you should leave.
- I will if you want.
- I want.
But first, listen to your father and l, both of you.
If you care about me, if you've ever cared about me, hear us out.
And then if you want me to leave, I will.
(man on tape) Transfusion of the subject's blood into rats must be limited to 0.
5 millilitres at yearly intervals for the life extension properties to remain viable.
Dosages beyond that are fatal.
Danny reminded me so much of Frank.
- I guess l should have walked the other way.
- I wish you had.
Carol.
You expect us to believe this? If you wanted a young piece of ass, there are other ways.
It's the truth.
I really do love you.
You're pitiful.
The both of you.
(door slams) Carol? Carol, please.
OK.
All right, I'll stay out here and say it.
I was wrong to keep this from you all these years.
Don't you remember what we went through back then? Carol, you left me I know that's no excuse and I tried to tell you a thousand times but .
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I was afraid that you'd leave again.
I couldn't survive that.
When I came home from Nam, we both acted like .
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like I came back from the dead and, in a way, I did.
I didn't come back the man you married.
It's not your fault.
But that was 20 years ago.
Go home to her.
- I don't even know if she'll be there.
- I thought What's important's changed for me.
I've seen things that I can't begin to tell her about.
Dreadful, terrible things.
That's why I couldn't let them do that to you.
- She'll be back.
- You don't know that.
Frank .
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I do know that.
Because you love her.
I can see it in your eyes.
I don't know how it happened, but .
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we fell in love again.
I fell in love with you.
(sobs) I love you.
(man struggling to speak) (Sinclair) Not you! So this is where you disappeared to.
- I can't believe she came to you.
- What do you want? What do you think? Get her down here.
I'll do it.
I think you know that! (Jade) It's OK, Frank.
I'm here.
(Sinclair) Oh, my God.
You haven't changed at all.
- Leave them alone and I will come with you.
- No, we'll do it here.
I'mnot gonna wait any more.
You did this to me.
Both of you.
You stole something very important from me 20 years ago and I'm taking it back.
You were supposed to be my life's work.
I ought to have been the man responsible for discovering the fountain of youth.
But instead I became this.
Still believe she's human? She hasn't changed, has she? Not in 20 years.
Not in 100, probably.
If you live long enough, your past catches up with you.
- Frank.
- Carol, get out of here.
Mrs Martin.
Please, come in.
(Sinclair) Now Frank, who is this man? The man your husband tried to destroy 20 years ago.
- I won't let you do this.
- Yes, you will.
This time he can have what he wants.
The FBI found Jade in too many records as too many people.
But then when they compared pictures 50 years apart, they sent her to me.
Remember the lab rats we transfused with your blood? I still have them.
Just one drop of your blood 20 years ago and they're still alive.
They were my constant reminder of you.
Tie her up.
I knew then .
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that just a couple of drops of your blood would add years to my life.
But I was afraid to take the risk.
But now, as you can see, I've nothing to lose.
If I recall, you were a field medic in Vietnam before you were transferred to guard my work.
Find a vein.
I won't be a part of this.
It's all right.
Trust me.
Give him what he wants.
This should be enough .
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to last 1,000 years.
It's working.
I can feel it (laughs) It'sworking.
I can see it.
(yells) (baby screams) (sobs) No, get away! What are you? A woman who loves you.
Danny, you have to go to her.
Tell Danny I'm sorry.
You have nothing to be sorry for.
Where will you go? Uh, the next life, I guess.
I always liked the name Margaret.
Do you think it suits me? Stay till he's calmed down a little.
Do you know the hardest part about living as long as l have? I've fallen in love a hundred times.
I've helped men become kings, but I can never stay very long.
It doesn't take them much time to realise that I haven't aged.
And when I tell them my secret Daniel's gonna make you proud, Frank, you know? The cab will be here in a minute.
Take care, Frank.
I guess if you live long enough, you learn to forgive.
I'd take another chance.
(narrator) Before we allow ourselves to be consumed by our regrets, we should remember the mistakes we make in life are not so important as the lessons we draw from them.