The Outer Limits (1995) s03e17 Episode Script

Feasibility Study

1 WHOA, WHOA, WHOA, WHOA.
HEY, MIKE.
GOOD EVENING, SARAH.
GO AHEAD.
I STILL THINK IT'S A MISTAKE TELLING HIM.
LET'S JUST GO.
BABY.
LET'S GO IN.
I WAS BEGINNING TO THINK I'D NEVER SEE YOU AGAIN.
I WASN'T GOING TO LEAVE WITHOUT SAYING GOODBYE.
WE'VE HAD OUR DIFFERENCES, BUT I CAN'T SIT BY WHILE YOU DAD, WE'RE GETTING MARRIED AND THAT'S THE END OF IT.
RIGHT, NICKY? MAYBE I'LL WAI OUTSIDE.
I'LL BE RIGHT DOWN.
MY BAG'S PACKED.
I UNPACKED IT.
WELL, I'LL JUST BE TWO MINUTES THEN.
SARAH.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME? THIS ISN'T ABOUT YOU, DAD.
MAYBE SOMEDAY YOU'LL UNDERSTAND THAT.
WHERE IN THE WORLD DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING? HAVE YOUR PARENTS INVITED YOU TO LIVE WITH THEM RENT-FREE? MY PARENTS ARE DEAD.
IT'S SYMPTOMATIC, ISN'T IT, THAT I DIDN' KNOW THAT.
SARAH'S ALL I'VE GO IN THE WORLD.
SHE'S ALL I'VE GOT, TOO.
YOU THINK YOU'RE CREATING A FAMILY BUT WHAT YOU'RE REALLY DOING IS TEARING ONE APART.
WHERE DO YOU LIVE, NICKY? I DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT.
OUTSIDE THE GATE, RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE WOODS.
IT'S AS CLOSE TO SARAH AS I CAN AFFORD.
SHE WAS PLANNING TO GO TO COLLEGE.
DID SHE TELL YOU THAT? I LOVE HER, MR.
HAYWARD.
I KNOW YOU LOVE HER, NICKY.
I DON'T DOUBT I FOR A MINUTE.
BUT IF YOU LOVE HER, YOU WON'T WANT TO MAKE A DECISION THAT YOU COULD BOTH REGRET.
ALL I'M ASKING IS THA YOU GIVE IT A LITTLE TIME.
IF YOU'RE REALLY SERIOUS, WAITING WON'T MATTER.
I THINK YOU KNOW THE RIGHT THING TO DO.
NICKY! ( dog barking ) ( phone ringing ) NICKY, WHERE ARE YOU? WHY DID YOU LEAVE? WHAT DID MY FATHER SAY TO YOU? I GOT SCARED, SARAH.
NICKY, JUST COME GET ME.
SHOW ME YOU LOVE ME ( clicking ) NICKY? SARAH? ( rumbling ) ( Control Voice ) THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ADJUS THE PICTURE.
WE ARE NOW CONTROLLING THE TRANSMISSION.
WE CONTROL THE HORIZONTAL, AND THE VERTICAL.
WE CAN DELUGE YOU WITH A THOUSAND CHANNELS OR EXPAND ONE SINGLE IMAGE TO CRYSTAL CLARITY AND BEYOND.
WE CAN SHAPE YOUR VISION TO ANYTHING OUR IMAGINATION CAN CONCEIVE.
FOR THE NEXT HOUR, WE WILL CONTROL ALL THAT YOU SEE AND HEAR.
( ) YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE THE AWE AND MYSTERY WHICH REACHES FROM THE DEEPEST INNER MIND TO THE OUTER LIMITS.
IN A WORLD WHERE CHANGE IS THE RULE, WE RELY ON THE UNYIELDING CONSTANTS IN LIFE FOR COMFORT AND SECURITY THAT THE SUN WILL RISE, THAT THE EARTH WILL TURN.
BUT WHAT IF WE COULD NO LONGER BE CERTAIN OF ANYTHING? TO WHAT, THEN, WOULD WE CLING? HI THERE! MORNING.
DID YOU LOSE POWER AT YOUR PLACE? NO POWER, NO WATER.
I TRIED CALLING THE UTILITIES, BUT THE PHONES ARE DOWN.
COULD BE THIS WEIRD WEATHER.
IT'S GOTTEN COLD SO FAST.
HAS THE DEVELOPMENT GO A CORE UTILITY SYSTEM? MAYBE IT'S ON THE FRITZ.
THAT WOULDN'T EXPLAIN WHY THE PAPERS ARE LATE.
DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ANYONE GOT ONE.
OH, I DON'T THINK WE'VE MET FORMALLY.
I'M JOSHUA HAYWARD.
PAT DOOLEY.
I'VE BEEN MEANING TO INTRODUCE MYSELF SINCE I MOVED IN.
WE'VE BEEN HERE THREE AND A HALF YEARS.
WE HAVEN'T MET MORE THAN A COUPLE NEIGHBORS.
YOU PAY FOR PRIVACY AND THEY THROW IN ANONYMITY INTO THE BARGAIN.
JUST YOU AND YOUR DAUGHTER? I DON'T REMEMBER SEEING YOUR WIFE.
MY WIFE LEFT ME OVER A YEAR AGO.
OH, OH, WELL MINE'S GONE TOO.
CERVICAL CANCER.
OH, I'M SORRY.
YEAH, WELL SHE DIED JUST BEFORE WE DECIDED TO MOVE IN HERE.
THIS WAS GOING TO BE OUR FOREVER HOUSE.
I WAS GOING TO PULL OUT, BUT I DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH THE DEAL ANYWAY.
MAYBE SHE'LL COME BACK.
SHE SWORE SHE WOULD.
THIS WAY, SHE'LL KNOW WHERE TO FIND ME.
YES, SIR, SHE WAS THE PAPERWEIGH THAT KEPT MY WORLD FROM BLOWING AWAY.
OH, GEEZ, I'M SORRY.
FIRST I GIVE YOU MY NAME, THEN I'M TELLING YOU MY LIFE STORY.
I'LL CALL THE UTILITIES WHEN I GO INTO THE OFFICE.
IF YOU'RE GOING DOWNTOWN, COULD YOU GIVE ME A LIFT? NO PROBLEM.
I BUY AN ELECTRIC CAR, AND LOOK WHERE IT GETS ME.
I'LL TAKE YOU SOON AS I'VE SHOWERED.
AH GUESS I WON'T BE SHOWERING.
GIVE ME 20 MINUTES TO GET DRESSED.
OKAY.
THANKS VERY MUCH.
( rumbling ) THE CLOCK STOPPED AT 1:10 IN THE MORNING.
IF WE DON'T GE THE POWER BACK ON SOON, A WEEK'S WORTH OF GROCERIES ARE GOING TO GO BAD.
DOES THE SKY SEEM AN ODD COLOR TO YOU? ELAINE, I'VE GO A 30-PAGE DEPOSITION TO DIGES BEFORE COURT THIS MORNING.
YOU BEEN OUTSIDE YET? IT'S GOTTEN SO CHILLY.
ROSNER'S EXPECTING US TO PRESS FOR A SETTLEMENT.
WAIT TILL HE SEES OUR HEAVY ARTILLERY.
IT'S GOING TO BE A BLOODBATH.
YOU MAKE IT SOUND LIKE WAR.
OH, BELIEVE ME, IT IS WAR.
AND THE LAST MAN STANDING WALKS AWAY WITH THE SPOILS.
( dog barking ) THE SCHOOL BUS SHOULD HAVE PICKED UP SEAN HALF AN HOUR AGO.
COULD YOU DRIVE HIM? THE LAST TIME I LOOKED, THERE WERE TWO CARS IN THE GARAGE.
SWINGING BY THE SCHOOL WILL COST ME ANOTHER 10 MINUTES.
DAMN, CELL PHONE DOESN'T WORK EITHER.
WHOLE SYSTEM'S COOKED.
YOU COULD TRY ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS' HOUSES.
ELAINE, I SPEND MY WEEKENDS AVOIDING THESE PEOPLE.
YOU ASK THEM FOR A FAVOR AND THEN THEY THINK YOU OWE THEM SOMETHING.
STELLA'S A NO-SHOW.
I'M LISTING THE THINGS SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO GET TODAY.
I TRIED TO CALL HER, BUT THE PHONES AREN'T WORKING.
YEAH.
NOTHING'S WORKING.
ENTROPY.
THAT'S WHA THEY CALL I WHEN EVERYTHING STARTS BREAKING DOWN.
I COULDN'T HAVE TALKED NICKY INTO LEAVING LAST NIGH IF HE HADN'T REALIZED I WAS RIGHT.
YOU'RE ALWAYS RIGHT, DAD.
MOM COULD NEVER WIN A FIGH WITH YOU EITHER.
I SHOULD GO LIVE WITH HER FOR A WHILE.
MAYBE YOU'D RATHER BE SMOTHERED WITH INDIFFERENCE.
HE'S WILLING TO WAIT FOR YOU.
WHY DON'T YOU TRY TAKING HIS LEAD? YOU SCARED HIM, DAD.
THAT'S ALL.
I'M GOING TO WORK.
I EXPECT YOU TO BE HERE WHEN I GET HOME.
HAVE A GOOD DAY, MR.
HAYWARD.
AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD'S BLACKED OUT.
ANY WORD ON WHEN IT'LL GET BACK ON LINE? I HAVEN'T HEARD DIDDLY.
WHEN I'M RELIEVED, I'LL DRIVE OVER TO HEADQUARTERS.
SEAN, COME ON, LET'S GO.
( whining ) WHAT IS IT, SHADOW? WHAT IS IT, SHADOW? SEAN! COME ON.
SEAN! SEAN! I'LL ROUND HIM UP, MRS.
TENZER.
THANKS, MIKE.
SEAN! SEAN! MIKE, THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE ALLEY.
WHAT DID YOU SEE? IT'S SOME KIND OF FREAK.
GO BACK TO YOUR MOM.
I'LL FIND YOUR FREAK.
WHERE AM I DROPPING YOU? ROD AND WHITNEY.
OFFICES OF THE CLARION.
THE ALTERNATIVE WEEKLY? YOU WORK ON THAT? USED TO, YEAH.
FORMER EDITOR.
I TRY TO KEEP MY HAND IN.
OFFICIALLY I'M RETIRED.
DO YOU READ ALTERNATIVES? MY DAUGHTER LIKES THEM.
'CAUSE THEY'RE FREE, RIGHT? SO, WHAT ARE YOU RETIRING TO? OH, I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT.
IT JUST GOT TOO DEPRESSING, TRYING TO PUSH THAT DAMN ROCK UP THE MOUNTAIN.
POLITICS, UNSAFE SEX, HUMAN RIGHTS.
IT'S NOT AS IF EDITORIALIZING EVER CHANGES ANYTHING.
WHAT THE HELL? OH, MY GOD! SWEET JESUS! JOSHUA, WHAT'S GOING ON? I WISH TO GOD I KNEW.
I MEAN, THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE.
THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD, EVERYTHING IS GONE.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? TO MAKE SURE THA SARAH'S OKAY.
PAT, BE CAREFUL.
NO, I'M, I'M OKAY.
SOMETHING KEEPS ME FROM FALLING OVER.
COME ON, LET'S GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE.
NO, THIS THING, WHATEVER IT IS, IT'S PUSHING UP AGAINST ME.
IT'S KEEPING US IN.
SOMETHING'S HAPPENED.
WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? IT'S TAKEN OU A WHOLE BLOCK.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? IT'S AN ASTEROID, A NEUTRON BOMB BUT THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE.
OH, MY GOD! WE BETTER GET BACK, WARN THE OTHERS.
( screaming ) OH, PLEASE! PLEASE DON'T SCREAM.
I WON'T HURT YOU.
CAN YOU UNDERSTAND MY TALK? WE NEED YOUR HELP.
( screaming ) I KNOW I LOOK HORRIBLE.
IT'S THE DISEASE.
WE ALL HAVE IT.
MOST OF THEM ARE DEAD.
THE ELDERS SAY IT'S THE AIR.
BUT YOU HAVE MACHINES THAT PROTECT YOU.
I'M JUST GOING TO GO.
OKAY, PLEASE? JUST LET ME GO.
I SWEAR I WON'T SAY ANTHING.
YOU MUST COME WITH ME.
THEY'VE LEFT US TO DIE.
IT'S NOT FAR.
I KNOW YOU CAN HELP US.
THERE'S STILL HOPE FOR A FEW.
YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT'S HAPPENED, DO YOU? WE'VE BOTH BEEN BROUGHT HERE FOR THE TRIUNES.
YOU'RE ON A MOON OF A PLANETARY SYSTEM FAR FROM YOUR HOME.
I DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE, OR WHAT YOU ARE, BUT I KNOW WHERE I AM.
I KNOW THIS PARK.
I LEFT MY HOUSE 10 MINUTES AGO.
I BEG YOU, PLEASE.
COME HELP US.
IF YOU DON'T, WE'LL ALL DIE.
PLEASE.
SARAH? SARAH? WHERE ARE YOU? OH, GOD.
DANIEL, YOU WON' BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED.
I WAS DRIVING SEAN TO SCHOOL AND THE TOWN JUST ENDED.
I THOUGHT I WAS GOING CRAZY.
BRING SEAN IN THE HOUSE AND LOCK ALL OF THE DOORS.
WHERE ARE YOU GOING? I'M GOING TO FIND OU WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON.
HAVE YOU SEEN SARAH? NO.
JOSHUA.
DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT THERE? I SAW THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.
AND YOU WEREN'T FRIGHTENED? IF I SHOW FEAR, I'M NO USE TO ANYONE.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN? PERHAPS WE'RE BEING TESTED FOR OUR FAITH.
TELL ME WHAT I CAN DO! I'VE LOST MY DAUGHTER.
SHE, SHE SHE RAN AWAY THIS MORNING.
I THINK I LOST HER LONG BEFORE THAT.
LET'S PRAY SHE'S IN A SAFER PLACE THAN WE ARE.
THIS FORCE FIELD OR WHATEVER THE HELL IT IS, ALL THE WAY AROUND ITS PERIMETERS.
IT SURROUNDS ABOUT FOUR SQUARE BLOCKS OF THREADNEEDLE WOOD FROM PULLMAN ALL THE WAY TO CHURCH, FROM OAK STREE ON THE WES TO 200 YARDS INTO THE PARK ON THE EASTERN BORDER.
EVERYTHING ELSE BEYOND THOSE BOUNDARIES HAS JUST VANISHED.
MAYBE IT'S ONE OF THOSE GOVERNMENT RADIATION EXPERIMENTS GONE BAD.
HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN MY DAUGHTER SARAH? WEREN'T YOU OUT THERE WITH PAT DOOLEY? PAT WENT THROUGH THAT BARRIER, AND I DOUB HE'S STILL ALIVE.
ASK MR.
TENZER.
HE SAW IT.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL I SAW.
WELL, I SUGGES WE POOL OUR RESOURCES.
WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THIS THING WILL LAST.
SO BRING ANY FOOD, BOTTLED WATER, BLANKETS, MEDICINE TO THE CHURCH.
MR.
HAYWARD.
CAN I TALK TO YOU? HAVE YOU SEEN SARAH? THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.
THIS MORNING THERE WAS AN INTRUDER IN THE ALLEY BEHIND YOUR HOUSE.
I FOLLOWED HIM OU TO THE EDGE OF THE CLEARING.
I LOST HIS TRAIL IN THE PARK.
LOOK, I DON'T WAN TO SCARE YOU THAT'S WHERE I FOUND THIS BAG.
ALL OF YOU! PLEASE, I NEED SOME HELP.
MY DAUGHTER SARAH DISAPPEARED THIS MORNING.
SHE MAY HAVE BEEN TRYING TO CUT THROUGH THE PARK, SO I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME FIND HER.
LOOK, WE ALL HAVE HOMES AND FAMILIES TO PROTECT.
YOU SAID YOURSELF, NOBODY KNOWS WHAT'S OUT THERE.
SORRY.
NONE OF YOU? I'LL GO WITH YOU, MR.
HAYWARD.
MY GOD, WHERE IS THIS? THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE YOUR WORLD ENDS AND THEIRS BEGINS.
WHAT IS IT? IT'S A BREACH IN THE BARRIER.
THAT'S HOW I GOT HERE.
IT'S SAFE TO CROSS HERE.
FOLLOW ME.
THAT'S ALL THAT'S LEFT OF US.
THESE ARE MY PARENTS.
THIS MORNING THEY WERE STILL MOVING.
NOW THEY'RE FROZEN IN PLACE.
I'M SO SORRY.
MY FATHER HE WAS OUR LEADER.
NOW IT'S UP TO ME.
I AM THE ADRIELO NOW.
CAN YOU HELP US? WHAT CAN I DO? I KNOW YOUR SPECIES IS MORE ADVANCED THAN WE ARE.
USE YOUR MEDICAL DEVICE.
ADRIELO, THIS ISN' A MEDICAL DEVICE.
IT JUST PLAYS MUSIC.
PLEASE I BEG.
YOU HAVE TO TRY.
I WANT TO HELP YOU, BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW.
( cracking sounds ) I I CAN'T I CAN'T MOVE.
ADRIELO, LET GO.
YOU GOT TO LET GO.
I I CAN'T.
LET GO, ADRIELO.
PLEASE, LET GO.
LET GO! I'M SORRY.
I CAN'T.
RIGHT HERE IS WHERE I FOUND IT.
RIGHT HERE.
SARAH! HOW FAR IS THE BARRIER? ABOUT 100 YARDS STRAIGHT AHEAD.
LET'S GO.
SHH.
YOU HEAR SOMETHING? MY GOD, IT'S PAT! YOU'RE ALIVE! ARE YOU ALL RIGHT, MR.
DOOLEY? I THINK SO I'M FINE.
HAVE YOU SEEN SARAH? NO.
WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? WELL, THEY EXAMINED ME.
WHO? I DON'T REALLY KNOW.
I DIDN'T GE A VERY GOOD LOOK AT THEM.
THEY USED MACHINES.
ARE YOU SURE YOU'RE NOT HURT? IT WAS INCREDIBLE, JOSHUA.
THEY ARE SO MUCH MORE ADVANCED THAN WE ARE.
MIKE, WHY DON'T YOU TAKE PAT HOME? WHAT ABOUT SARAH? I'LL KEEP LOOKING FOR HER.
TALK WITH PAT, FIND OU WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST.
THEY DON'T INTEND TO HURT US.
I KNOW THAT NOW.
WE GOT NOTHING TO FEAR IF WE COOPERATE.
WHAT DO THEY WANT? WHERE DID THEY COME FROM? THIS IS WHERE THEY'RE FROM.
DON'T YOU GET IT? WE'VE BEEN TRANSPORTED THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD.
WE'RE NOT ON EARTH.
YEAH, WHAT IS IT? YOU GOT A GAS-POWERED GENERATOR IN YOUR GARAGE.
SO? THERE'S A HAM RADIO IN THE HUNNICUTTS' BASEMENT.
WE CAN USE YOUR GENERATOR TO RUN IT.
SORRY, NO WAY, PETER.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I'M GOING TO NEED IT.
YOU DON'T REALIZE HOW SERIOUS THE SITUATION IS, MR.
TENZER.
HUNNICUTT'S OUT OF TOWN.
HOW WILL YOU GET IN HIS HOUSE? SAME WAY WE'RE GOING TO GE YOUR GENERATOR.
HEY! HEY, WAIT A MINUTE! YOU CAN'T DO THIS.
THIS IS MY PROPERTY.
COME BACK HERE.
WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU'RE GOING? THIS IS MY PROPERTY.
SMASH IT OPEN.
YOU CAN'T DO THAT! YES, HE CAN.
THERE'S NO NEED TO PANIC.
WE'VE BEEN BROUGHT HERE FOR A REASON.
THEY COULD HAVE KILLED ME, BUT THEY DIDN'T.
HOW DO WE KNOW YOU'RE NO ONE OF THEM? LET'S GET BACK IN THE HOUSE.
SARAH! DADDY? HELP ME, DADDY! SARAH? CAN ANYONE HEAR ME? MUST HAVE BEEN ME.
MY TOUCH.
I NEVER MEANT TO HARM YOU.
( knocking on door ) EVERYBODY'S POOLED THEIR FOOD BUT YOU, TENZER.
COME ANY CLOSER AND THERE'LL BE ONE LESS MOUTH TO FEED.
EASY NOW.
DON'T DO ANYTHING STUPID.
YEAH, LIKE STEALING OUR GENERATOR.
YOU WANT IT BACK, FINE.
RADIO DIDN'T PICK UP A DAMN THING ANYWAY.
PUT THE PIECE AWAY, MR.
TENZER.
LAST THING YOU NEED IS EVERYBODY RUNNING AROUND WITH GUNS.
HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO DEFEND MY FAMILY? WHATEVER THE HELL'S OUT THERE, I DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO DO YOU MUCH GOOD.
( deep voice ) WELCOME, MR.
HAYWARD.
WHERE'S MY DAUGHTER? WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE APPAREN FEASIBILITY OF YOUR SPECIES.
I WANT TO SEE MY DAUGHTER NOW.
TRYING TO SPEED THINGS UP HAS A WAY OF SLOWING THEM DOWN.
WHERE IS THIS PLACE? A GALAXY YOU ARE TOO BUSY TO DISCOVER.
HOW DID WE GET HERE? THE LIGHT THA CONNECTS US ALL.
THE LIGHT? I DON'T UNDERSTAND.
IT'S NOT IMPORTANT.
HOW MANY OF US DID YOU GRAB? THE WHOLE TOWN? JUST A PIECE.
WE HOPE TO EASE YOUR TRANSITION BY BRINGING ALL THAT WAS FAMILIAR TO YOU.
WHY DID YOU BRING US HERE? WE NEED OUR LABORS DONE.
WE PREFER TO SPEND OUR SPAN THINKING AND DREAMING.
NOT STRAINING OURSELVES.
OUR BODIES ARE ILL-SUITED FOR EXERTION.
YOU WILL EXECUTE OUR LABORS.
IF YOU SURVIVE.
SO FAR, NONE OF THE SPECIES HAVE SHOWN THEY CAN SURVIVE THE AIR ON OUR MOON.
SOME FORCE BROUGHT US HERE.
WHY NOT LET IT DO THE REST OF YOUR DIRTY WORK? THE POWER OF OUR THOUGHTS.
WHAT AN AWFUL THING TO WASTE ON SO MUNDANE A THING AS LABOR.
YOU WILL ENJOY THE USUAL PERQUISITES OF SLAVERY.
SLAVERY? AND YOU WILL HAVE CONTROL OVER YOUR SEXUAL AND YOUR REPRODUCTIVE LIVES.
NO, NO, WE WON'T BE YOUR SLAVES.
THAT'S, THAT'S NO IN OUR NATURE.
YOU HAVEN'T A CLUE WHO WE ARE.
WE KNOW YOU BETTER THAN YOU KNOW YOURSELVES.
YOU'RE STRONG, HARD-WORKING AND YOU CAN BUILD, BUT YOU'RE BETTER AT DESTROYING THAN YOU ARE AT CREATING.
YOUR MINDS ARE WOEFULLY INADEQUATE, BUT YOU'RE FIT FOR THE TASKS WE REQUIRE.
THE ONLY REAL QUESTION YOU HAVE ALREADY HELPED US ANSWER CAN YOU SURVIVE OUR AIR? IF WE DO, WHAT THEN? YOU GO BACK AND PICK UP THE REST OF US? OUR CITIES ARE CRUMBLING FROM NEGLECT.
WE HAVE AMPLE WORK FOR MILLIONS OF YOU.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW? WE HAVE CHOSEN YOU, MR.
HAYWARD, TO CONVEY OUR MESSAGE.
WE WANT YOU TO TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBORS.
TELL THEM WHERE THINGS STAND.
WE DON'T WANT THEM TO BE AFRAID.
HELP THEM TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO ESCAPE.
THERE'S NOTHING TO BE GAINED BY REVOLTING.
ONLY OBEDIENCE WILL DO THEM ANY GOOD.
WHAT ABOUT SARAH? IF WE FIND HER, WE WILL SEE THAT YOU ARE REUNITED.
( Sarah ) DAD! CAN YOU HEAR ME? PLEASE, SOMEBODY! DAD! HELP ME, DADDY.
PLEASE, SOMEONE! DAD! DADDY, THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BARRIER.
DADDY! SARAH.
DAD.
DON'T TOUCH ME.
MY GOD, WHAT'S HAPPENED? IF YOU TOUCH HER, YOU'LL BE INFECTED.
I'M TRAPPED.
WELL, LET HER GO.
HE CAN'T LET ME GO.
DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO.
I CAN'T FEEL ANY PAIN.
NO, DAD, DON'T.
YOU CAN'T HURT ME.
I'M AS GOOD AS DEAD.
FORGIVE ME.
NO, DAD, DON'T TOUCH ME.
YOU HEARD WHAT HE SAID.
HERE.
HERE, PUT THIS ON.
FIGHT THEM.
I LOVE YOU, DADDY.
I LOVE YOU, TOO, BABY.
( barking ) WE WILL CONTINUE TO STORE WATER AND PROVISIONS IN THE BASEMENT OF THE CHURCH.
PETER CANAN HAS AGREED TO ORGANIZE A SYSTEM FOR THE DISPERSAL OF THOSE.
( door opening ) PLEASE, COME IN.
WELCOME TO GOD'S HOME.
THIS IS INDEED A TIME TO TRY MEN'S SOULS.
WE MUST ALL DRAW STRENGTH FROM ONE ANOTHER.
WE'VE ASKED THOSE WHO'VE HAD CONTACT WITH THE BEINGS TO ADDRESS US.
MR.
DOOLEY, PLEASE.
UM, AS OF 1:00 EARLY THIS MORNING, EVERYTHING THAT ANY OF US THOUGHT WE KNEW ABOUT THE WORLD CHANGED IRREVOCABLY.
IF WE ARE TO SURVIVE, WE HAVE TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES, TO ACCOMMODATE OURSELVES TO THEM.
THE FACT THAT WE HAVE BEEN UPROOTED SO SUMMARILY ALONG WITH OUR FAMILIES, OUR HOMES, THE VERY GROUND THAT WE STAND ON, IS A TESTAMENT TO THE AWESOME ABILITIES OF THOSE WHO SUMMONED US HERE.
AND IT WOULD BE FOOLHARDY FOR ANY OF US TO BELIEVE THAT WE COULD FIGH SUCH A POWERFUL FORCE.
WHAT DO THEY WANT FROM US? THEY SEEM TO BE AS CURIOUS ABOUT THE UNIVERSE AS WE ARE.
OF COURSE, THEY'RE A LOT MORE ADVANCED.
BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THA THE ATMOSPHERE IS BREATHABLE.
WE CAN SURVIVE HERE.
I AGREE, PAT WE CAN SURVIVE.
THE QUESTION IS, DO WE WANT TO? WE'VE BEEN KIDNAPPED TO SATISFY A LOT MORE THAN THE CURIOSITY OF OUR HOSTS.
SO WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? MR.
DOOLEY IS RIGHT.
THE TRIUNES HAVE SCOURED THE UNIVERSE LOOKING FOR AN INTELLIGENT LIFE FORM THAT CAN SURVIVE AND FLOURISH HERE.
THAT'S BECAUSE THEY WANT SLAVES.
SLAVES? AND WE, MY FRIENDS, ARE FEASIBLE.
THEY THINK WE'LL MAKE GOOD SLAVES.
GOOD, HEALTHY, HARDWORKING SLAVES.
WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY ONES.
IN NO TIME AT ALL, THEY'LL HAVE THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF OUR PLANET UP HERE.
BUT WE CAN PREVENT THEM DOING THAT.
WE CAN CHOOSE TO BECOME INFEASIBLE.
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? MY DAUGHTER, SARAH, SHE ME WITH ANOTHER GROUP OF ALIENS, THE TRIUNES' LAST ATTEMP TO PROVIDE A SLAVE CLASS.
BUT THOSE PATHETIC CREATURES COULDN'T BREATHE THE AIR HERE.
THEY DEVELOPED A DISEASE THA TURNED THEIR BODIES INTO STONE.
NOW, ONE OF THEM TOUCHED SARAH AND SHE CONTRACTED THE VERY SAME CONDITION.
AND YOU BROUGHT HER HERE? THERE'S NO DANGER UNLESS THERE'S ACTUAL PHYSICAL CONTACT.
( Pat ) ARE YOU SUGGESTING THA WE INTENTIONALLY INFEC OURSELVES? THE TRIUNES HAVE NO IDEA HOW SARAH BECAME ILL.
THEY'LL CONCLUDE THAT WE SUCCUMBED THE SAME WAY THA THE LAST SPECIES DID.
LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT.
YOU WANT US TO SACRIFICE OUR LIVES? FOR WHAT? I'M NOT MAKING MYSELF CLEAR.
WE HAVE IT IN OUR POWER TO PREVENT WHAT'S HAPPENING TO US HAPPENING TO ALL MANKIND.
I MEAN, THEY'RE TALKING ABOU WIPING OU THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF EARTH.
( Pat ) EVEN IF WHAT YOU SAY IS TRUE, THEY WON'T WIPE US OUT.
I MEAN, WE'LL BECOME A SERVANT'S CLASS, BUT THEY WILL LET US LIVE.
YOU'RE PREPARED TO CONSIGN ALL OF HUMANITY TO PERPETUAL SLAVERY SO A FEW OF US CAN SURVIVE? I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE.
THEY COULD BE PLANNING AN ASSAULT ON EARTH NOW.
WHEN I TAKE MY DAUGHTER'S HAND, I'LL BECOME INFECTED.
WILL SOMEONE TAKE MINE? ( Control Voice ) FOR CENTURIES, PHILOSOPHERS AND THEOLOGIANS HAVE DEBATED WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.
PERHAPS THE ANSWER HAS ELUDED US BECAUSE IT IS SO SIMPLE: TO BE HUMAN IS TO CHOOSE.