The Outer Limits (1995) s05e13 Episode Script

Summit

1 ( woman ) WE'RE GETTING READY TO LAND, SWEETIE, SO I'M GOING TO SIGN OFF.
I WANT YOU TO KNOW I LOVE YOU AND I'M THINKING ABOUT YOU.
GRANDMA CAN MAKE YOUR BEDTIME AN HOUR LATER THAN USUAL.
SHE SAYS YOU'VE BEEN HAVING BAD DREAMS.
ANY TIME YOU WAKE UP FROM A BAD DREAM JUST TURN ON THE LIGHT, LOOK AT MOMMY'S PICTURE, AND KNOW THAT I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.
EVEN THOUGH I'M TOO FAR AWAY TO HOLD YOU, I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.
HONEY, I KNOW ALL THIS TALK OF WAR IS SCARY.
IT SCARES ME TOO.
BUT THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE.
IT'S OUR JOB TO MEET WITH THE DREGS AND FIND A WAY TO STOP THE BAD FEELINGS BETWEEN US.
A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK THIS SUMMI WON'T MAKE A DIFFERENCE, BUT I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO JUST FINE.
I LOVE YOU, SWEETHEART.
I'LL BE HOME AS SOON AS I CAN.
END TRANSMISSION, MINISTRY OF DEFENSE ENVOY KATE WOODS.
WHERE ARE THE DREGS? ( ambassador ) I'M SURE THEY'LL BE HERE.
THE CONDITIONS WERE CRYSTAL CLEAR.
I REFUSE TO ALLOW THESE TALKS TO GET OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT.
CLIMBING BACK INTO THE SHUTTLE AND LEAVING BEFORE WE EVEN START IS THE WRONG FOOT.
SECOR, FEED IN OUR HANDSHAKE SIGNAL.
THEY'RE NOT HERE.
THEY WILL BE.
BOTH PARTIES WERE TO ENTER THIS FACILITY AT 1900 HOURS SHARP.
IT IS NOW 1910.
THEIR SHUTTLE ISN'T EVEN ON FINAL APPROACH.
CONFIDENCE OF A TERRORIST ATTACK IS HIGH.
WE HAVE EVERY REASON TO LEAVE.
WE HAVE A CHANCE TO GAIN SOME REAL CONCESSIONS HERE.
WE'RE SITTING DUCKS.
ASK YOUR EXPERT.
THEIR CULTURE IS BASED ON ACTIONS.
IT'S ABOU THE ONLY THING YOU CAN COUNT ON WITH THE DREG.
THEY MAY NOT BE COMING.
THEIR ACTIONS ARE SPEAKING VOLUMES TO ME.
SECOR, FIND OUT WHERE THEY ARE.
THERE, THEY'RE ON THEIR WAY.
THIS IS JUST A LITTLE HICCUP.
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, IF THE DIPLOMATS HAD DONE THEIR JOBS PROPERLY, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE.
I'M PICKING UP A SIGNAL.
THE DREG AMBASSADOR'S SHUTTLE IS EXPERIENCING NAVIGATIONAL PROBLEMS.
I DON'T LIKE THIS ONE DAMN BIT.
WE HAD TROUBLE WITH THE ION STORM TOO.
THIS IS GOING TO BE SOME NEGOTIATION IF YOU TAKE EVERYTHING THEY SAY AT FACE VALUE.
I KNOW WHAT THE DREGS ARE CAPABLE OF, COLONEL.
AMBASSADOR, THE SHUTTLE'S DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
( Dreg battleship ) PATRIOT SHUTTLE, REPEAT.
( shuttle ) MAIN THRUSTERS HAVE FAILED.
FINAL APPROACH NOW AT ( signal breaking up ) SABOTAGE SABOTAGE.
SABOTAGE? IF THEY THINK WE'RE RESPONSIBLE THEY'LL CONSIDER I AN ACT OF WAR.
BATTLESHIP ON FULL ALERT.
THIS IS AMBASSADOR NOEL BACHMAN.
WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON-LINE.
THIS IS NOT OUR DOING.
WE'RE ON A PEACE MISSION.
( Colonel ) GET OUR SHIP OUT OF THERE.
CONQUEST, DO NOT RETURN FIRE.
CEASE FIRE! CEASE FIRE! ( alarm sounding ) AMBASSADOR? DEAD, BOTH OF THEM.
THE DREG HOMEWORLD.
THEY'VE DEPLOYED THEIR FLEET.
SO HAS EARTH.
WE'VE GO TO CALL THEM BACK.
THIS WAS ALL A MISTAKE.
THERE'S NO CALLING THEM BACK.
WE'RE AT WAR.
IN THREE HOURS WE'RE GOING TO TOTALLY ANNIHILATE EACH OTHER.
( Control Voice ) THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION.
DO NOT ATTEMP TO ADJUST 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 THA YOU SEE AND HEAR.
( ) YOU ARE ABOUT TO EXPERIENCE THE AWE AND MYSTERY WHICH REACHES FROM THE DEEPEST INNER MIND TO THE OUTER LIMITS.
BURIED DEEP WITHIN THE HEAR OF EVERY CONFLICT LIES A TERRITORY KNOWN AS COMMON GROUND.
BUT HOW DO WE SUMMON THE COURAGE TO SEEK OUT ITS BORDERS? KNOTS, WALK THE PERIMETER.
I WANT YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INTEGRITY OF THE FACILITY HASN' BEEN COMPROMISED.
START SECURING FOOD AND WATER.
RATIONING BEGINS IMMEDIATELY.
SECOR, BRING COMMUNICATIONS BACK UP.
COLONEL, YOU ARE NO IN CHARGE.
WE'RE AT WAR, MR.
MORRIS, THAT PUTS ME IN CHARGE.
THE MINISTRY OF DEFENSE ENVOY SUPERSEDES YOUR AUTHORITY IN PEACETIME.
UNTIL WE HEAR OTHERWISE, THIS IS STILL PEACETIME.
BOTH SIDES ARE RACING TO THEIR LAUNCH THRESHOLDS.
WE'RE GOING TO FIRE ON THEM AND THEY'RE GOING TO FIRE ON US.
THE MISSILES WILL PRACTICALLY PASS RIGHT OVER US.
AND ABOUT THREE HOURS LATER WE'LL HAVE THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE LAST OF A DYING BREED.
GET ME COALITION COMMAND.
IT'S DEAD THE TRANSMITTER'S BLOWN.
WHAT ABOUT THE EMERGENCY TRANSMITTER? SCRAP METAL.
UNTIL WE HEAR OTHERWISE, WE ARE NOT AT WAR.
THEY THINK WE'RE ALL DEAD.
UNTIL WE HEAR OTHERWISE YOU WANT ME TO TURN COMMAND OVER TO SOMEONE WHO'S IN OVER THEIR HEAD.
THE ONLY ORDER MS.
WOODS HAS GIVEN IS FOR DESSERT A A DIPLOMATIC LUNCHEON.
NO OFFENSE, BUT THIS ISN' SOMETHING YOU WANT.
YOU DON'T HAVE TO TURN COMMAND OVER TO ME, COLONEL.
IT WAS NEVER YOURS TO TURN OVER.
SECOR, PULL THE COM PANEL, SEE HOW BAD THE DAMAGE IS.
MS.
WOODS IN THREE HOURS, BOTH SIDES WILL REACH THEIR LAUNCH THRESHOLDS AND BEGIN FIRING.
DO YOU WANT TO PLAY COMMANDER IN CHIEF? HOW CAN YOU BE CIVIL TO THEM AFTER WHAT THEY DID TO YOU? YOU OKAY? YEAH.
IT WAS A CHEAP SHOT.
DON'T LET HIM GET TO YOU.
IT'S A FAIR ENOUGH QUESTION.
I ASK MYSELF THE SAME THING EVERY DAY.
YOU'VE GOT A LITTLE THANKS.
WHAT HAPPENED? POWER CORE'S DOWN.
MUST HAVE BEEN HIT BY DEBRIS.
WE'VE GO TO LOOK AT IT.
THE CORE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR LIFE SUPPOR AND THE BACKUP IS SHOT.
YOU'VE GO THE REST OF YOUR LIFE TO GET IT BACK ON-LINE.
THE VENTILATORS ARE ONLY GOOD FOR 15 MINUTES.
LET'S GET OUT AND GET IN.
ANYONE WANDERS OFF, WE'RE NOT COMING TO GET YOU.
( Secor ) THERE IT IS.
( Colonel ) WELL? ( Secor ) THE OTHERS SEEM TO BE FUNCTIONING.
IF WE CAN JUS PUSH THIS BEAM FREE, I SHOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THIS UNIT OFF-LINE AND REROUTE AROUND IT.
( Kate ) LET'S DO IT.
( Colonel ) LET ME GE IN THERE, MA'AM.
I CAN GE A GRIP ON IT.
HERE, YOU CAN HOLD THIS.
( Secor ) ALL RIGHT, READY? ( Colonel ) ON THE COUNT OF THREE.
ONE, TWO, THREE.
( Kate ) WHAT THE HELL? ( feet shuffling ) ( Jonathan ) KATE, WHERE ARE YOU? I'M A FEW METERS SOUTHWEST OF YOU.
I THOUGH I SAW SOMETHING MOVE OUT HERE.
PROBABLY JUS THE LIGHTS.
( signal breaking up ) JONATHAN? JONATHAN? ( coughing ) ( Jonathan ) KATE? HERE, BREATHE.
( Colonel ) IS SHE OKAY? ARE YOU HURT? WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? SOMETHING GRABBED ME.
THIS IS A DESERTED PLANETOID.
NOTHING COULD LIVE IN THAT ATMOSPHERE.
( banging on door ) FOR SOMETHING THAT'S NOT ALIVE IT'S MAKING A LOT OF NOISE.
WHAT THE HELL'S GOING ON? IT'S OKAY.
THOSE DOORS WON'T OPEN WITHOUT A HANDSHAKE SIGNAL FROM THE DREG SIDE.
( louder banging ) KEEP THOSE DOORS SHUT.
I CAN'T, IT'S GOT ACCESS.
THEY LOOK HUMAN.
( computer voice ) EMERGENCY BULKHEAD ACTIVATED.
ALL PERSONNEL TO FORWARD CHAMBER.
BULKHEAD SEALED.
EMERGENCY VENTING.
THEY ARE HUMAN.
THEY'RE DREGS.
THESE ARE THE FACES RESPONSIBLE FOR ARMAGEDDON.
AMBASSADOR PROSSER.
YOU INVITE US HERE UNDER THE GUISE OF PEACE, ONLY TO TRIGGER A WAR THAT WILL KILL BILLIONS COALITION AND DREGOSIAN ALIKE.
IT WAS YOUR UNPROVOKED ATTACK THAT TRIGGERED THIS ACTION.
I'D HARDLY CALL THE SABOTAGING OF OUR SHUTTLE "UNPROVOKED.
" HOW DID YOU GET HERE? WE CRASHED JUST OVER A CLIFF FROM HERE.
GOD ONLY KNOWS HOW WE FOUND OUR WAY THROUGH THE STORM.
OUR VENTILATORS WERE JUST ABOUT OUT WHEN WHEN YOU RAN INTO ME.
I APOLOGIZE.
IT WAS A MATTER OF SURVIVAL.
I'M HOLDING YOU PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DEATHS OF THE MEN AND WOMEN ABOARD THE CONQUEST.
I WOULD EXECUTE YOU MYSELF IF I HAD HALF A CHANCE.
THIS IS WHO THEY SEND TO TALK PEACE.
IS IT ANY WONDER THAT AFTER FIVE GENERATIONS OF ENDURING THEIR OPPRESSION, WE'VE RISEN UP AGAINST YOU? WE GAVE YOU LIFE.
( Kate ) THAT'S ENOUGH.
I'LL SPEAK FOR THE DELEGATION.
LIFE UNDER A SUN SO BRIGH WE NEED YELLOW EYES TO REFLECT ITS RAYS, A THIRD LUNG TO TOLERATE THE THIN ATMOSPHERE.
YOU ENGINEERED US TO SERVE YOUR NEEDS.
WE DEMAND HUMAN RIGHTS.
WE'VE EXTENDED YOUR RIGHTS TIME AND AGAIN.
THE RIGHT TO LIVE OUT OUR LIVES IN YOUR MINES? THE RIGHT TO SEND ORE TO EARTH TO RUN YOUR POWER PLANTS? WITH RIGHTS COME FREEDOM, AND WE HAVE NEITHER.
YOU HAVE MORE FREEDOM THAN ANY PREVIOUS GENERATION OF DREGS.
AND WE GO COUP D'ETAT.
THE COMMANDEERING OF COALITION FORCES AND SHIPS ON DREGOSIA.
WE KNOW THERE'S BEEN TALK OF GENOCIDE.
MURDER DREGOSIANS AND START OVER.
THIS TIME GENETICALLY WEED OU ALL THE AGGRESSIVE TENDENCIES.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THAT'S ENOUGH.
STEP AWAY FROM THE NEGOTIATING AREA.
AMBASSADOR, ON BEHALF OF THE UNITED COALITION I WOULD LIKE TO EXPRESS MY REGRETS THA THIS MISUNDERSTANDING HAS LED US TO WHERE WE ARE.
I'LL DO EVERYTHING WITHIN MY POWER TO RECTIFY THE SITUATION, BUT WE MUST REMAIN FOCUSED ON THE EMERGENCY THAT FACES US ALL.
HOW WONDERFULLY REHEARSED.
WHICH PAGE OF THE NEGOTIATOR'S HANDBOOK DID THAT COME FROM? SIR.
WHERE'S AMBASSADOR BACHMAN? HE'S DEAD.
I'M KATE WOODS, ACTING AMBASSADOR.
PLEASE, WE HAVE TO CONTACT OUR HOMEWORLDS AND GET THEM TO STOP THIS RACE TO DESTRUCTION.
WE HAVE THE GREATEST RESPEC FOR YOUR PEOPLE.
WE CAN FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS.
I THINK I'D RATHER TALK TO THE COLONEL.
WHAT? I KNOW WHERE I STAND WITH HIM.
THE INSINCERITY READS LOUD AND CLEAR IN YOUR VOICE.
AMBASSADOR, I ASSURE YOU YOU'RE MISTAKEN.
HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE HALSY STUDY? THE WHAT? IT TOOK PLACE A YEAR AGO.
JUST BEFORE THE DREGS OVERRAN DREGOSIA.
WE LIBERATED DREGOSIA.
IT WAS DESIGNED TO DETERMINE HOW IT WAS POSSIBLE THAT SOME DREGS WERE EXHIBITING LEADERSHIP ABILITIES.
I WAS ONE OF THE GENETICISTS INVOLVED.
HOW APPROPRIATE I WAS ONE OF THE SUBJECTS.
MUST HAVE BEEN VERY DISAPPOINTING FOR YOU TO FIND THE ATTRIBUTES YOU BRED OU OF THE DREGS FOR GENERATIONS SOMEHOW FOUND THEMSELVES BACK INTO THE GENE POOL.
NATURAL SELECTION'S A BITCH.
WHAT'S YOUR POINT? THE POINT IS, MY DEAR, YOU'RE NOT DEALING WITH A MINE LABORER.
I CAN SEE THROUGH YOUR INSINCERE PLEASANTRIES.
IT LEAVES ME WITH A DILEMMA HOW DO I TRUST YOU? OUR TRANSMITTER IS SHOT, BUT OUR SIGNAL AMPLIFIER IS STILL WORKING.
IF YOUR EMERGENCY TRANSMITTER IS STILL FUNCTIONING, MAYBE WE CAN CONNECT THEM AND STOP THE ATTACK.
IS YOUR TRANSMITTER STILL WORKING? ( Colonel ) THERE'S NO POINT IN TRYING TO TALK TO HIM.
I'VE DEALT WITH HIS KIND BEFORE.
GEGHAN BAY, PRESCOTT CANYON.
YOU'RE THE THURMAN OF PRESCOTT CANYON? THAT'S RIGHT.
MAYBE I WON'T TALK TO THE COLONEL AFTER ALL.
REALLY? MY FEELING'S ARE HURT.
I WAS AT PRESCOTT CANYON.
I WAS ONE OF THE THOUSANDS YOU TRIED TO STARVE.
WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? YOU DIDN'T FEED US, COLONEL.
THE GRAIN WAS CONTAMINATED.
THAT'S A LIE.
IT WAS TAINTED WITH LARZA VIRUS.
THE SHIPMENTS WERE FINE.
THEY WERE TAINTED, AND SOME WANTED TO FEED IT TO YOU ANYWAY.
I STEPPED IN AND STOPPED IT.
YOU KNOW, ON OUR PLANET, YOU'RE NOTHING BUT A WAR CRIMINAL.
I WILL NOT SPEND MY REMAINING HOURS TALKING TO A CRIMINAL, OR AN UNDERSTUDY.
AMBASSADOR, THIS ISN'T SOMETHING YOU CAN JUST WALK AWAY FROM.
AMBASSADOR! AMBASSADOR! YOU SON OF A BITCH.
THAT'S A LITTLE BI BETTER.
DID YOU TRY CROSS-WIRING THE BEACON ARRAY? THE BEACON ARRAY'S DEAD.
I'M TRYING TO BOOST THE EMITTER.
I'M MORE CONCERNED WITH AIR QUALITY.
THE SCRUBBERS ARE FAILING.
TWO HOURS BEFORE THE FLEETS GE TO THEIR LAUNCH THRESHOLD AND HE'S PLAYING THE INTIMIDATION CARD.
MAYBE THURMAN'S RIGHT.
ALL I'VE EVER DONE IS SIT ON COMMITTEES AND RECOMMEND POLICY.
WHAT THE HELL AM I DOING HERE? BACHMAN KNEW WHAT HE WAS DOING, KATE.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT I THINK? HE SAW IN YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT HE HOPED WE COULD ALL BE.
HE ADMIRED YOU FOR NOT LETTING HATE CONSUME YOU WHEN BRIAN WAS KILLED.
YOU PUSHED PAST IT.
I DIDN'T PUSH PAST IT, I BURIED IT.
I THOUGHT I HAD I UNDER CONTROL, BUT I DON'T.
I'VE MASKED MY FEELINGS AND CONVICTIONS SO LONG I DON'T KNOW WHO I AM ANYMORE.
THAT'S WHAT DIPLOMATS DO.
WE ALL HAVE TO HIDE OUR TRUE FEELINGS, ONLY LET THE APPROPRIATE ONES SHOW, KEEP ALL THE OTHERS TO OURSELVES.
WE'RE AFRAID TO LET THEM OUT.
SOMETIMES KEEPING THEM LOCKED UP INSIDE IS WORSE.
WHAT ARE YOU KEEPING LOCKED UP INSIDE, JONATHAN? I'M SORRY, I'M NOT OH, DAMN! WE'RE WASTING OUR TIME.
YOU HAVE A BETTER WAY TO SPEND IT? KNOTS GOT A LOOK AT THEIR TRANSMITTER WHILE THE DOORS WERE OPEN.
HE DOESN'T THINK IT'S DAMAGED.
I SAY WE FIND A WAY ONTO THE DREGS' SIDE, GET THEIR TRANSMITTER, HOOK IT UP, AND WE CAN CONTAC COALITION COMMAND.
WHO WILL CONTAC THE DREG FLEET? THEY WILL, WITH A LITTLE PERSUASION.
WHAT? YOU'RE NOT ACTUALLY ENTERTAINING THIS.
WE HAVE TO STOP THE LAUNCH SOMEHOW.
WE CAN'T FORCE THEM INTO IT.
IT'LL BREED MORE MISTRUST.
A PEACEFUL SOLUTION IS THE ONLY THING THAT'LL STOP THIS.
A PEACE ACCORD WAS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN.
THERE'S TOO MUCH WATER UNDER THE BRIDGE, TOO MANY LIVES LOST.
WHAT'S YOUR SOLUTION? FORGIVE AND FORGET? ( Jonathan ) NO, DON'T FORGET.
DON'T CALL IT FORGIVENESS IF YOU DON'T WANT TO, BUT TO MOVE FORWARD SOMEONE HAS TO ALLOW THE SLATE TO BE WIPED CLEAN.
THE PROBLEM IS, NO GENERATION WANTS TO MAKE THAT SACRIFICE.
WE KEEP PASSING IT ON TO THE NEXT ONE.
THIS IS NOT THE WAY.
IT IS THE WAY.
JONATHAN'S RIGHT.
WE HAVE TO REESTABLISH CONTACT THERE'S STILL TIME.
( banging ) WHAT THE HELL'S THAT? DREGS.
( Knots ) THEY'RE STEALING OUR SIGNAL AMP.
( Colonel ) SON OF A BITCH.
SECOR, FEED IN OUR HANDSHAKE SIGNAL.
OPEN THE DAMN DOORS, I WANT TO TALK TO YOU.
WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? OUR TRANSMITTER IS FUNCTIONAL AND, CONNECTED TO THE SIGNAL AMP, WE'LL BE ABLE TO CONTACT THE FLEETS.
YOU WANTED TO PUT OFF THE NEGOTIATIONS AND MERELY STOP THE ADVANCING SHIPS.
WHERE'S THE GOODWILL IN THAT? ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? LOOK UP 'LEVERAGE' IN YOUR HANDBOOK.
AM I SUPPOSED TO TRUST YOU? DO YOU THINK THE COALITION WOULD HAVE SHOWN UP FOR THIS SUMMI IF WE HADN'T FORCED THEIR HAND? PERHAPS NOT.
THEN WHAT MAKES YOU BELIEVE THEY'LL NEGOTIATE AFTER THE FLEETS HAVE TURNED BACK? WE HAVE NO TIME.
WE HAVE TO STOP THE MISSILES.
WE WILL, AS LONG AS AN AGREEMENT IS REACHED.
WE ARE A PEOPLE OF DEEDS, NOT RHETORIC.
YOU HAVE TO PROVE YOUR SINCERITY OR I AM WILLING TO LET IT ALL END RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
WE CAN COME TO AN UNDERSTANDING, BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT ALL WE DISCUSS MUST BE APPROVED OF BY THE COALITION.
YOUR WORDS ARE STILL HOLLOW.
I HEAR YOUR SOFT-SPOKEN PLATITUDES, BUT I SEE HATRED IN YOUR EYES.
AMBASSADOR, WE BOTH HAVE A JOB TO DO.
I KNOW ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND, MISS WOODS.
IT MAY HAVE BEEN THREE YEARS AGO, BUT IT'S AS FRESH IN YOU TODAY AS IT WAS THE DAY IT HAPPENED, ISN'T IT? TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED.
WHAT? PROVE YOUR SINCERITY TO ME SO WE CAN PROCEED.
TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED.
NO.
STOP.
GORUM.
WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE? OPEN THE DOORS.
GORUM.
MY HUSBAND, BRIAN, TAUGH AT SUMNER UNIVERSITY FOREIGN AND DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.
HIS VIEWS WERE VERY UNPOPULAR.
HE BELIEVED WE WERE ALL CREATED EQUAL, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED OR NOT.
WE GOT THREATENING CALLS.
OUR SON WAS HARASSED AT SCHOOL.
AND YOU FELT? ANGER.
I DIDN'T WANT OUR LIVES DISRUPTED ANYMORE.
WHAT HAPPENED? HE WOULDN'T BE PRESSURED INTO CHANGING HIS BELIEFS.
HOW DID YOUR HUSBAND DIE? THERE WAS A BOMB-THREA AT SCHOOL THAT DAY.
I ASKED HIM NOT TO GO.
BUT HE WOULDN' LISTEN? I GOT MAD AT HIM FOR GOING.
WHAT HAPPENED? HE GOT TO WORK AND I CALLED TO TELL HIM THAT I WAS SORRY, BUT I COULDN'T GET THROUGH.
WHY COULDN'T YOU GET THROUGH? BECAUSE HE WAS ALREADY DEAD.
A BOMB KILLED HIM.
HE WAS ALREADY DEAD WHEN I CALLED.
WHO PLANTED THE BOMB? SOME RIGHT-WING FACTION OF THE COALITION WHO DIDN'T BELIEVE IN HIS VIEWS? OH, NO.
HE WASN'T THE TARGET.
HE WAS JUS A CASUALTY.
YEAH.
WHO PLANTED THE BOMB, KATE? COME ON, TELL ME.
YOU WANT TO SAY IT.
WHO PLANTED THE BOMB, KATE? WHO MURDERED YOUR HUSBAND, KATE? A DREG.
A DREG BASTARD LIKE YOU.
A DREG BASTARD LIKE YOU KILLED HIM! THAT'S A LITTLE BETTER.
HATRED IS PART OF BEING HUMAN.
IF YOU DENY IT, IT FESTERS, IT POISONS THE SYSTEM.
LETTING IT OUT IS THE ONLY WAY TO CLEANSE THE HEART.
MISS WOODS, I HAD A WIFE AND CHILDREN ONCE.
NEITHER SIDE HAS CORNERED THE MARKET ON ATROCITIES.
IF WE CAN FIND THE COMMON GROUND FOR OUR SORROW, MAYBE WE CAN FIND A COMMON GROUND TO PREVEN ANY FUTURE SUFFERING.
( hatch seal breaking ) ( computer voice ) WARNING METHANE GAS CONTAMINATION.
OXYGEN LEVELS DROPPING.
OH, MY GOD.
IT DOESN'T WORK.
SECOR, CAN YOU DEACTIVATE THE FORCE FIELD? ARE YOU CRAZY? WE'LL PULL THEM OVER AND THEN REACTIVATE IT.
I CAN SHORT IT OUT.
I JUST DON'T KNOW IF I CAN GE IT BACK ON-LINE.
YOU'LL KILL US ALL.
DO IT.
COLONEL! IT'S OUR ONLY CHANCE.
OKAY, HERE WE GO.
OXYGEN LEVELS: 52%.
GO.
OXYGEN LEVELS: 43%.
KNOTS, GIVE ME A HAND.
GET THE TRANSMITTER.
OXYGEN LEVELS: 27% OXYGEN LEVELS: 19% ( Colonel ) GET IT BACK ON-LINE.
IT'S NOT WORKING.
CLOSE THE PRIVACY DOORS.
I'M TRYING.
OXYGEN LEVELS 6%.
EMERGENCY VENTING.
PERHAPS NOW WE CAN BEGIN.
MA'AM, THERE'S SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW.
THE HATCH SEAL WAS DELIBERATELY DISENGAGED.
THE COMMAND WAS ENTERED FROM THE DREGS' SIDE.
WAS THIS A TEST? IF I HAVE TO TRUST YOU WITH THE LIVES OF MY PEOPLE, THEN I HAD TO TRUST YOU WITH OUR LIVES.
WHAT IF I HADN'T REACTED? THEN WE WOULD BE DEAD, AND I WOULD HAVE BEEN WRONG ABOUT YOU, MY DEAR.
THERE IS NO PRICE TOO HIGH TO ENSURE PEACE.
THEN LET'S DO THAT.
THE MOST I CAN DO IS RECOMMEND THAT HEARINGS BE CONVENED TO EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITY OF DREGOSIAN AUTONOMY.
THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.
WE BOTH KNOW NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.
WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.
YOU ARE A PEOPLE OF DEEDS, NOT RHETORIC YOU SAID SO YOURSELF.
I RISKED ALL OF OUR LIVES WHEN I THOUGHT THAT HATCH SEAL BLEW.
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIS FATHER.
YOUR HUSBAND'S WRITINGS ARE WELL-KNOWN TO MY PEOPLE.
LET'S CALL OFF OUR FLEETS BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE AND THEN WE CAN CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE.
DREGOSIAN AUTONOMY? AUTONOMY YES.
AGREED.
GORUM, BRING US ON-LINE.
YES, SIR.
I'LL SEND THE STAND-DOWN COMMAND AND TURN THE TRANSMITTER OVER TO YOU.
I TRUS YOU'LL DO THE SAME.
MY AUTHENTICATION CODE MATCHES YOURS.
STAND BY FOR THE SEND PROMPT.
GOT IT.
SEND.
NOW RECONFIGURE TO SEND TO THE COALITION FORCES.
YES, SIR.
STEP AWAY FROM THE TRANSMITTER! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? BRINGING THEM OVER WASN' A BAD IDEA.
HOW DID YOU SMUGGLE THAT WEAPON IN HERE? I DIDN'T DEAD SECURITY GUARDS CAN BE VERY ACCOMMODATING.
GIVE ME THAT WEAPON AND YOU STAND DOWN.
I'M NOT GOING TO STAND DOWN.
THEY JUST RECEIVED THE SIGNAL, BUT NOT OUR BOYS.
THEY WON'T STAND DOWN FOR LONG.
NOT WHEN THEY SEE THE COALITION FORCES CONTINUE TO ADVANCE.
IT'S ALREADY TOO LATE.
EVEN IF THEY DO START UP AGAIN, THE COALITION WILL BEAT THEM TO THE LAUNCH.
WE'RE GOING TO MOW YOU DOWN, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO START OVER.
THIS TIME WE'RE GOING TO DO IT RIGHT.
STAND STILL, DREG.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? KILL ME? YOU'RE GOING TO DO THAT ANYWAY.
I SAID STOP.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? OH, I SEE.
KEEP ME ALIVE AS A BARGAINING CHIP.
LET HIM GO, KNOTS.
AMBASSADOR, ARE YOU ALL RIGHT? SON OF A BITCH.
TRANSMITTER.
JONATHAN, GET THE TRANSMITTER.
CAN YOU STILL RECONFIGURE IT? ( Knots ) DON'T TAKE I SO HARD, DREG.
YOU WEREN'T BRED FOR INTELLIGENCE.
THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD A STATUE TO ME.
OVER MY DEAD BODY.
( Prosser ) YOUR CODE.
SECOR.
SEND THE DAMN STAND-DOWN! LOOK OUT! ( Kate ) THEY STOPPED.
( Colonel ) OH, DEAR GOD.
THEY STOPPED AND THEY'RE NOT FIRING.
YOU DID IT.
YOU DID IT! THEY STOPPED.
WE DID IT.
WE DID IT.
( com panel activating ) I THOUGH THAT THING WAS DEAD.
( Secor ) I'VE GOT A SIGNAL.
IT'S DREGOSIAN.
THIS IS ADMIRAL REESE OF THE DREGOSIAN HIGH COMMAND.
ADMIRAL REESE, THIS IS ACTING AMBASSADOR KATHERINE WOODS.
PLEASE BE ADVISED THA WE HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT.
BOTH GOVERNMENTS HAVE ISSUED AUTHENTICATED STAND-DOWN SIGNALS.
STOP I WILL ONLY SPEAK WITH AMBASSADOR PROSSER.
GET ME PROSSER OR THIS TRANSMISSION IS AT AN END AND WE WILL CONTINUE OUR OFFENSIVE.
I'VE GOT A CLASS 'A' COALITION SIGNAL COMING IN.
IT'S COALITION CHAIRMAN DESMOND SHIFF.
ADMIRAL, PLEASE BEAR WITH US.
CHAIRMAN, THIS IS KATHERINE WOODS.
YOUR COMLINK HAS BEEN UNRESPONSIVE, SUMMIT ONE.
WE'VE HAD TO BOUNCE OUR SIGNAL OFF OUR SHIPS TO REACH YOU.
WE DIDN'T THINK ANYONE SURVIVED THE ATTACK.
NOT EVERYONE DID, AMBASSADOR BACHMAN AMONG THEM.
( Reese ) DREGOSIANS ONLY ATTACKED BECAUSE OF COALITION SABOTAGE.
WHO IS THAT? CHAIRMAN DESMOND SHIFF, UNITED COALITION, MEET ADMIRAL REESE, DREGOSIAN HIGH COMMAND.
WE DEMAND TO SPEAK WITH AMBASSADOR PROSSER OR WE WILL RESUME OUR OFFENSIVE.
ADMIRAL, AMBASSADOR PROSSER WAS KILLED.
THEN A DREGOSIAN REPRESENTATIVE.
THERE ARE NONE.
WE'RE ALL THAT'S LEFT.
THEN THERE IS NOTHING TO TALK ABOUT.
I KNOW YOU'VE AUTHENTICATED THE SIGNAL, JUST AS MY SIDE HAS.
PLEASE, BOTH OF YOU, CALL OFF THE ATTACK.
THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT OUR DELEGATION WASN' TORTURED TO GIVE UP THE CODES FOR THE TRANSMISSION.
HOW IS IT THAT OUR ENTIRE DELEGATION WAS KILLED BUT YOU SURVIVED? YOUR WORDS DO NOT CONVINCE US.
THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO DO.
WAIT.
PERHAPS THERE IS NOTHING I CAN SAY THAT WILL CONVINCE YOU OUR DELEGATION IS DEAD.
THERE WILL BE NO MORE NEGOTIATING, PERIOD.
ADMIRAL, PLEASE.
THERE IS SOMETHING.
I CAN PROVE TO YOU I'M TELLING THE TRUTH.
IT'S THE ONLY THING I HAVE LEFT TO OFFER.
I OFFER MY LIFE.
A MILITARY STRATEGIST WOULD NEVER MAKE SUCH AN OFFER, BUT AN INDIVIDUAL DEDICATED TO PEACE WOULD.
TO PROVE MY SINCERITY I OFFER TO SACRIFICE MYSELF RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW.
SEVEN DREGOSIAN LIVES ARE NOT EQUAL TO YOURS ALONE.
I MAKE THE SAME OFFER.
AS DO I.
ALL OF US DO.
THIS IS YOUR ROAD TO PEACE? MORE DEATH? NO LESS DEATH.
THE LIVES OF THIS DELEGATION WILL BUY THE LIVES OF MILLIONS.
SUCH AN ACT WOULD PROVE THE SINCERITY OF THE COALITION DELEGATION.
I WOULD THEN ACCEP THE AGREEMENT AS GENUINE.
WOULD OVERLOADING THE CORE BE SUFFICIENT? WE COULD NOT BE ASSURED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WASN' SIMPLY PULLED.
WE MUST BEAR WITNESS.
FOR GOD'S SAKE, REESE.
WE DO HAVE A WEAPON AVAILABLE TO US.
THAT WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE.
COULD WE PLEASE HAVE A MOMEN TO PREPARE OURSELVES? AGREED.
( recorder activating ) HI, TODD, YOU MIGHT NOT UNDERSTAND FOR A FEW YEARS WHY I'M DOING THIS, BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT FOR ANY CONFLICT TO END A SACRIFICE HAS TO BE MADE, AND THAT'S WHAT I HAD TO DO.
OH, SWEETHEART, PLEASE DON'T HATE.
IT ONLY DIMINISHES YOU.
WORDS COULD NEVER TELL YOU HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, BUT MY ACTIONS IN THE NEXT FEW MINUTES MIGHT JUST DO THAT VERY THING.
BE GOOD.
I LOVE YOU.
BYE.
I WISH WE HAD HAD MORE TIME.
I'M THANKFUL FOR THE TIME WE HAD.
SINCE I MADE THE OFFER, I'LL GO FIRST.
NO, AMBASSADOR.
I'M NOT THE KIND OF MILITARY MAN THAT WOULD SEND OTHERS INTO A BATTLE I'M NOT WILLING TO LEAD.
AND JUST IN CASE THERE ARE ANY LAST-MINUTE DECISIONS TO BE MADE, I WOULD LIKE THEM TO BE MADE BY YOU.
THANK YOU ALL OF YOU.
IT HAS BEEN SUCH AN HONOR SERVING WITH ALL OF YOU.
CHAIRMAN SHIFF, PLEASE TELL MY WIFE THAT I'M DOING THIS FOR OUR GRANDCHILDREN.
I WON'T DIE BY A WEAPON OF WAR.
NOT ON THE EVE OF PEACE.
I'M SORRY, I CAN'T.
I TALK ABOUT IDEALS AND PHILOSOPHIES, AND WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO IT, I CAN'T.
YOU WERE THE REASON I HAD THE STRENGTH TO DO THIS.
IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE STRENGTH TO DO I IT'S BECAUSE YOU GAVE IT ALL TO ME.
NOT QUITE ALL OF IT.
YOU WILL HONOR YOUR PROMISE? WITHOUT QUESTION.
CHAIRMAN SHIFF.
YES? I'M SENDING YOU A PLAYBACK OF THE NEGOTIATED DEAL AND A PERSONAL LOG.
PLEASE SEE THAT MY SON GETS THE LATTER.
I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.
I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.
I'M ALWAYS WITH YOU.
MOMMY? MOM? MOM? ( Control Voice ) ONLY WITH THE REALIZATION THAT WHAT WE SHARE WITH OUR ENEMY IS GREATER THAN WHAT DIVIDES US, CAN PEACE EVER BE WON.