The Outer Limits (1995) s06e15 Episode Script

The Grid

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WHAT'S IN THE BAG, PETER? WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I ASKED YOU, WHAT'S IN THE BAG? EILEEN, ,, SWEETHEART, PUT DOWN THE RIFLE, I KNOW, PETER, YOU'VE BEEN HIDING THINGS FROM ME, EILEEN, LISTEN TO ME, ,, YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS, FIGHT IT, [ ENGINE STARTING .]
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PETER? WHAT'S GOING ON? WAYNE, ,, YOU'VE GO TO HELP ME, EILEEN, ,, I KNOW WHAT YOU'VE BEEN HIDING AND PLANNING, BUT IT'S OVER NOW, PETER, YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, I'M AFRAID I DO, GIVE ME THE BAG, PETER, GIVE ME THE BAG! NO! IT'S NOT HERE, EILEEN, DO YOU KNOW WHERE IT IS? JACK, IT'S GOT TO BE IN THE HOUSE, EILEEN? EILEEN? THERE WAS NO OTHER WAY, PETER BROUGHT THIS ON HIMSELF, HE WAS TRYING TO DESTROY THIS COMMUNITY, LOOK AT ME, WHY DON'T WE GO IN THE HOUSE, AND YOU CAN REST? HALFORD IS BACK TO NORMAL, [ SCREECHING .]
EVERYTHING IS UNDER CONTROL AGAIN, JUST AS YOU WISHED, [ .]
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 DELUDE 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, TECHNOLOGY IS DESIGNED TO SERVE US, TO EASE OUR BURDENS, ,, BUT WILL OUR MACHINES BECOME SO SOPHISTICATED THAT IT IS WE WHO DO THE SERVING? STILL NO ANSWER? NO, YOU HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO PETER IN ALMOST FIVE YEARS, MAYBE HE JUST CHANGED HIS MIND, NO, THAT'S NOT IT, LISTEN TO HIM, SCOTT, IT'S PETER, I KNOW IT'S BEEN A WHILE, BUT, ,, THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON HERE THAT, ,, UH, ,,I CAN'T TALK RIGHT NOW, BUT I'M GOING TO TRY AND SEE YOU, I NEED SOMEONE I CAN TRUST, WHO CAN, ,, IT'S PRETTY CRYPTIC, IF HE WAS COMING, HE WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE, I'M GOING UP THERE RIGHT NOW, YOU WANT ME TO COME? NO, THAT'S ALL RIGHT, YOU'VE GOT THINGS, ,, HONEY, IT'S ME, HI, WELL, I'M ALMOST THERE, AND IT DOESN'T LOOK TOO DIFFERENT TO ME, HONEY, YOU'RE BREAKING UP, I CAN'T, ,, WHAT'S THAT? I CAN'T HEAR YOU, I THINK I'M LOSING YOU, I'LL CALL YOU TONIGHT, OKAY? BYE, HI, HI, HOW ARE YOU DOING? GOOD, HOW ARE YOU? GOOD, WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE? DIDN'T GET LOST, DID YOU? I'M FROM HERE, BEEN A LONG TIME, WHAT BRINGS YOU BACK? I CAME TO SEE MY BROTHER, MAYBE YOU KNOW HIM PETER BOWMAN? [ SCREECHING .]
SO, WHAT CAN I GET FOR YOU? UH, ,,BURGER, FRIES, AND WHATEVER YOU'VE GOT ON TAP, SORRY, BUT WE DON'T SELL ALCOHOL ANYMORE, IS THAT RIGHT? WHILE BACK, EVERYONE DECIDED WE DIDN'T NEED THAT HERE, SO YOU'RE SAYING THE WHOLE TOWN'S DRY? MAKES HALFORD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE, I TOLD YOU TO STAY AWAY FROM HER! YOU CAN'T TAKE A HINT, CAN YOU? SHE DOESN' WANT YOU ANYMORE, [ SCREECHING .]
SCOTT, HEY, WAYNE, WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? YOU HAVEN'T HEARD? HEARD WHAT? I JUST GOT INTO TOWN, DAMN, SCOTT, I, ,, I HATE TO HAVE TO TELL YOU LIKE THIS, ,, PETER IS DEAD, WHAT? HOW DID HE, ,, WE'RE TAKING EILEEN IN, WHAT ARE YOU SAYING? SHE KILLED YOUR BROTHER, WHAT? WHEN DID THIS HAPPEN? COUPLE DAYS AGO, COUPLE DAYS? YEAH, SCOTT, I DIDN'T DO THIS! BELIEVE ME, MA'AM! YOU'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF HALFORD BEFORE SOMETHING, ,, [ SCREECHING .]
DOC'S TALKING SCHIZOPHRENIA, SHE'S NOT WELL, LISTEN, I'M SORRY ABOUT PETER, HE WAS A GOOD MAN, ARE YOU STAYING AT THE HOTEL? I'LL CALL YOU, WE'LL GET TOGETHER, WE'LL TALK, [ BRANCHES SNAPPING .]
HEY, YOU LIVE AROUND HERE? WHERE ARE YOU GOING? COULD YOU DIRECT ME TO THE MORGUE? SCOTT? KATHARINE, HI, I'M SO SORRY ABOUT PETER, IT WAS SUCH A SHOCK, YEAH, YOU KNOW, WE, ,, WE HADN'T TALKED, WE, ,,WE HAD A FALLING OUT, AND NOW, ,, HOW'S EILEEN TAKING IT? THEY THINK SHE DID IT, EILEEN? YEAH, SHERIFF HARRIS WAS ARRESTING HER WHEN I WENT OUT TO THE HOUSE, THEY HAD HER IN HANDCUFFS, OH, NO, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WELL, NOW I, ,, YOU KNOW, HAVE TO ARRANGE THE FUNERAL, AND SHE'S IN JAIL, SO, ,, SCOTT, PETER WAS BURIED TWO DAYS AGO, WHY DIDN'T ANYONE CALL ME? WELL, YOU, ,, YOU TWO WERE ESTRANGED I SHOULD HAVE HAD A PHONE CALL! BUT I ASSUME THAT'S WHY NO ONE CONTACTED YOU, KATHARINE, CAN I HAVE SOME HELP BACK HERE, PLEASE? OF COURSE, DR, HOLBROOK, I HAVE TO GO, I WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU, CAN WE GET TOGETHER? I DIDN'T MEAN TO, ,, IT'S OKAY, CAN I GET YOU ANYTHING ELSE? NO, THAT'S FINE, THANKS, RITA, LISTEN, ,, ONCE AGAIN, I'M SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR BROTHER, WHAT EXACTLY DID HAPPEN? BEST WE CAN TELL, EILEEN WENT CRAZY AND SHOT HIM, SO WHY DID IT TAKE YOU THREE DAYS TO ARREST HER? WE HAD TO WAI FOR BALLISTICS TO COME BACK SO WE COULD MAKE THE ARREST, IT SEEMS KIND OF COINCIDENTAL THAT IT HAPPENED RIGHT WHEN I ARRIVED IN TOWN, I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE GETTING AT, WAYNE, IT'S ME, TELL ME WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON HERE, SCOTT, WE WERE AS STUNNED AS YOU, I'M NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT THE MURDER, THERE'S THIS PALL, ,, EVERYONE'S ACTING SO STRANGELY, YOU'RE NOT USED TO LIFE IN A SMALL TOWN, THINGS ARE A LOT DIFFERENT HERE THAN IN THE CITY, MAYBE THAT'S IT, SO, ,, I GUESS YOU'LL BE HEADING BACK HOME IN THE A, M, , HUH? MY HEAD'S STILL SPINNING, I MAY STICK AROUND FOR A FEW DAYS, LISTEN, I'VE GOT TO GET BACK TO WORK, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, THANKS, RITA, AND THEN I FIND OU THEY ALREADY HAD THE FUNERAL, YEAH, NOT JUST THAT, IT'S THIS TOWN, SOMETHING, ,, [ STATIC .]
JOANNA? JO? PERFECT, [ SCREECHING .]
IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN, KATHARINE, WHY DID YOU MOVE BACK? OH, WELL, BEING A MEDICAL TECHNICIAN IN NEW YORK WASN'T ALL IT WAS CRACKED UP TO BE, BETWEEN THE HIGH COST OF LIVING AND A WHOLE CHORUS LINE OF MR, WRONGS, I STARTED MISSING THE COMFORTS OF OLD HALFORD, DOES IT SEEM DIFFERENT TO YOU? IN WHAT WAY? THERE'S ALL KINDS OF WEIRD STUFF GOING ON, PEOPLE DOING STRANGE THINGS, YOU MEAN EILEEN? NO, NOT JUST EILEEN, I MEAN, I CAN'T PU MY FINGER ON IT, HALFORD'S ALWAYS BEEN A STEP OUT OF PACE WITH THE RES OF THE WORLD, MAYBE IT'S BEEN TOO LONG SINCE WE'VE EXPERIENCED SMALL-TOWN LIFE, THAT'S WHA WAYNE SAID, REALLY? WHAT ARE THESE? MRis, I'M SUPPOSED TO BE SORTING THEM FOR DR, HOLBROOK, IT'S AMAZING HOW YOU CAN SEE THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE BRAIN, ISN'T IT? WHO ARE THESE OF? I DON'T KNOW, FOLKS FROM HALFORD, I THINK, WELL, HOW DOES A TINY LITTLE MEDICAL CENTER LIKE THIS AFFORD AN MRI MACHINE? I WAS TOLD THAT THE ARMY BASE DONATED IT, HUH, WHY? OH, NOTHING, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP, OH, NO PROBLEM, IT WAS NICE TO SEE YOU, YOU TOO, [ BICYCLE APPROACHING .]
YOU WERE A MY BROTHER'S HOUSE, HAVE YOU SEEN THINGS YET? THINGS THAT MAKE YOUR HEAD HURT? I'M NOT SURE I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, YOU WILL, BE CAREFUL GOING UP THERE, IT'S DANGEROUS, HOW'S THAT? LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO MR, BOWMAN, WHAT DID HAPPEN TO HIM? WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MY BROTHER'S DEATH? I'VE GOT TO GO, DON'T TRUST ANYBODY NOT ANYBODY IN THIS TOWN, HELP YOU, SIR? YEAH, MY BROTHER, DR, PETER BOWMAN, WORKED HERE OVER THERE, THANK YOU, HI, I'M SCOTT BOWMAN, THE GUARD TOLD ME HI THERE, JIM HOLBROOK, I'M SORRY WE DIDN'T MEE AT THE MEDICAL CENTER YESTERDAY, BUT I BARELY GET A CHANCE TO CATCH MY BREATH AROUND HERE, I BET YOU'D LIKE THE GRAND TOUR, YEAH, ALL RIGHT, LET'S GO, COME ON, AFTER YOU, HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN HALFORD? I WAS TRANSFERRED HERE BY THE ARMY ABOUT FIVE YEARS AGO, BASE PHYSICIAN, TOTALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH THE TOWN, I WENT INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE, BUT I STILL COME OUT HERE TO CONSUL A COUPLE OF DAYS A WEEK, WELCOME TO THE HEAR OF THE COMPOUND, WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU GUYS DO HERE? OH, BROAD-BASED MILITARY RESEARCH, THAT CLEARS IT UP, THANKS, YOU KNOW THE MILITARY, EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS HERE IS CLASSIFIED, NICE THAT YOU LE A CIVILIAN IN, I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT LIKE TO SEE WHERE YOUR BROTHER ONCE WORKED, HOW WELL DID YOU KNOW MY BROTHER? OH, JUST IN PASSING, HE WAS A SYSTEMS ANALYST, I BELIEVE, HE HADN'T WORKED HERE IN OVER A YEAR, HE WENT INTO TEACHING WITH HIS WIFE, EILEEN, OVER AT THE SCHOOL, I SORT OF LOST TOUCH WITH HIM, WHAT DO YOU GUYS DO WITH THE BRAIN SCANS? BRAIN SCANS? ISN'T THAT AN MRI? THERE WAS A HEALTH SCARE IN TOWN, GOT EVERYBODY RILED UP, WE ORDERED THE TESTS TO PUT PEOPLE AT EASE, THAT WRAPS UP OUR TOUR, IF YOU LIKE, WE CAN GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE OVER AT THE MESS ON OUR WAY OUT, I LOVE THE WAY IT SMELLS OUT HERE AFTER THE RAIN, YEAH, I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN, IT'S ONE THING I REALLY MISSED LIVING IN THE CITY, HOW LONG ARE YOU GOING TO BE IN TOWN? AS LONG AS IT TAKES TO TIE UP ALL THE LOOSE ENDS, HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF A "PROJECT HALFORD?" PROJECT HALFORD? NO, I DON'T THINK SO, WHY? WELL, HAVE YOU NOTICED ALL THE TOWERS AROUND HERE? CELLPHONE ANTENNAS? YES, THESE ARE DIFFERENT, AND THE WEIRD THING IS THAT THEY ALL SEEM TO BE COMING FROM THE ARMY BASE, WHAT IS THIS, CONSPIRACY THEORY TIME? I THINK IF YOU LIVE IN AN ARMY BASE TOWN, YOU HAVE TO EXPECT THA THERE ARE WEIRD THINGS BEING TRUCKED IN AND OUT, DID I SAY IT WAS TRUCKS? NO, ,, IT'S JUST, ,, HOW ELSE OH, NEVER MIND, SCOTT, IF YOU NEED HELP WRAPPING UP PETER'S AFFAIRS, I WOULD LIKE TO HELP YOU, AS SOON AS THINGS CALM DOWN A LITTLE AT WORK, STILL WORKING ON THOSE MRls? OH, I HAVEN'T EVEN PUT A DENT IN THEM YET, YOUR PAL, HOLBROOK, HE MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT A HEALTH SCARE, GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION ISSUE? WELL, IT PROVED TO BE NOTHING, BUT, ,, DO YOU KNOW IF EILEEN EVER HAD ONE OF THOSE MRls? UH, I DON'T THINK SO, NO, I DON'T THINK SO, WHY? NO REASON, I'M STILL NOT SOLD THAT THIS IS A GOOD IDEA, SCOTT, HAVE A SEAT, HI, EILEEN, I JUST WANTED TO TALK TO YOU, CAN I GET YOU ANYTHING? EILEEN, OUT AT THE HOUSE, YOU SAID YOU DIDN' KILL PETER, NO? SO IF IT WASN'T YOU, WHO DID IT? WHAT'S THAT TOWER BEHIND THE HOUSE FOR, EILEEN? SCOTT, WHAT IS THIS? WHAT'S IT FOR? IT TELLS US THINGS, EILEEN, NO, IT TELLS US WHAT TO DO, IT TELLS US ALL WHAT TO DO, EILEEN, ,,EILEEN, ,, EILEEN, LOOK AT ME, [ SCREECHING .]
I'M SORRY, SCOTT, I'M, ,,I'M JUST NOT MYSELF, I, UH, ,,MY MIND IS PLAYING TRICKS ON ME, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO QUIET IT, YOU SEEN ENOUGH? THIS IS OVER, I'M GOING TO BLOCK IT OU LIKE PETER DID, GIVE ME THE GUN, I NEVER COULD, GIVE ME THE GUN, DON'T BE STUPID, NO! THIS IS ALL OVER NOW, SCOTT, YOU SHOULD WRAP UP WHATEVER FAMILY BUSINESS YOU HAVE LEF AND GO HOME, THIS TOWN, IT'S NOT HOME ANYMORE, ,, NOT ANYBODY'S, HEY, HEARD ABOU MR, BOWMAN'S WIFE, IT WASN'T HER FAULT, YOU KNOW, WHAT DO YOU MEAN? YOU HAVE TO FIND MR, BOWMAN'S BOOK, HE HID IT SOMEWHERE, AND YOU NEED TO GET TO I BEFORE THEY DO, NO, WAIT, EXPLAIN TO ME WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? THE BOOK WILL TELL YOU HOW TO STOP IT, STOP WHAT? THE MACHINE, THE COMPUTER, THE COMPUTER AT THE ARMY BASE? DO YOU KNOW WHERE HE HID IT? WHAT BOOK? WE'LL FIND IT, IT'LL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING, ALL RIGHT, WELL, LET'S TRY HIS HOUSE, OKAY, WHAT DID YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAID IT WASN'T EILEEN'S FAULT? IT MAKES YOU DO THINGS, THINGS YOU DON' WANT TO DO, THAT'S WHA PROJECT HALFORD'S ABOUT? I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY CALL IT, BUT IT'S LIKE GOD IS TALKING INSIDE YOUR HEAD, AND IT'S SMARTER THAN YOU AND ME, BUT IT CAN'T GE INTO THE REAL DEEP PARTS OF YOUR MIND, SO YOU'RE SAYING THE COMPUTER CONTROLS PEOPLE? I DON'T KNOW, BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU JUST GET THESE IDEAS IN YOUR HEAD, AND IT'S LIKE THEY BELONG THERE, I SAW YOU WITH THAT LADY FROM THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE, SO? SHE WORKS AT THE MEDICAL CENTER WHERE THEY DO THOSE TESTS, YOU MEAN THE BRAIN SCANS? THEY TAKE PICTURES OF PEOPLE'S HEADS, THE ONES THE COMPUTER'S HAD A TOUGH TIME GETTING INTO, I'M NOT SURE JUST HOW YOUR FRIEND'S INVOLVED, BUT I KNOW THAT THE DOCTOR IS IN CHARGE OF THE WHOLE THING, YOU MEAN HOLBROOK? YOU SURE ABOUT THAT? REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU TRUST NOBODY, MY BROTHER AND I USED TO PLAY TREASURE HUN OUT HERE IN THESE WOODS, WE HAD ALL THESE SECRET HIDING PLACES, THEY'RE COMING, I'VE GOT TO GO, HEY, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? SCOTT! HEY, WAYNE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? OH, I JUST WANTED TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND, YOU'RE NOT FOLLOWING ME, ARE YOU? JUST PUTTING TOGETHER A COUPLE OF THINGS SO I CAN WRAP UP THIS CASE, THEY'RE BOTH DEAD, WAYNE, I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MORE WRAPPED UP IT COULD GET, I THOUGH YOU'D BE BACK HOME IN OLYMPIA BY NOW, EVERY TIME I TRY TO LEAVE, SOMETHING ELSE POPS SCOTT, WE'VE KNOWN EACH OTHER HELL, IT'S GOT TO BE 20 YEARS, YOU'VE GOT TO TRUST ME WHEN I TELL YOU LET THIS THING GO, NOTHING WILL BRING YOUR BROTHER BACK, DON'T YOU THINK I KNOW THAT? FOR YOUR SAKE, AND THE SAKE OF EVERYBODY IN THIS TOWN, YOU'D BE BEST TO LEAVE, AREN'T YOU FORGETTING "OR ELSE?" IT'S NOT A THREAT, SCOTT, JUST A LITTLE ADVICE, ONE OLD FRIEND TO ANOTHER, HEY, WAYNE? THANKS FOR THE ADVICE, [ STATIC .]
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SCOTT? WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I WAS WORRIED ABOUT YOU, SOME OF THE THINGS YOU WERE SAYING, ,, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE ALL RIGHT, I'M FINE, THERE'S JUST A FEW [ SCREECHING .]
OOH, ,, YOU DON'T SEEM FINE TO ME, HMM? MAYBE I CAN HELP, SCOTT, YOU'RE HURTING ME, THE COMPUTER TALKS TO YOU, TELLS YOU TO DO THINGS, DOESN'T IT? I THINK YOU'VE SEEN ONE TOO MANY MOVIES, DOESN'T IT? JUST EASE UP, EASE UP, I THINK WE'RE BOTH A LITTLE TOO TENSE, LIE BACK, BABY, TAKE IT EASY, YOU KNOW WHAT? YOU REALLY SHOULDN'T BE HERE, YOU CAN'T FOOL ME, SCOTT, I KNOW YOU HAD A CRUSH ON ME WAY BACK WHEN, COME ON, ,, BE HONEST, YOU'VE HAD A FEW FANTASIES ABOUT ME, HAVEN'T YOU? A FEW WICKED, WICKED LITTLE FANTASIES, ,, KATHARINE, I SHH, DON'T TALK, [ CHAINS CLINKING .]
WHAT ARE YOU DOING? OH, EVERYTHING YOU WANT, ,, ANYTHING YOU ASK FOR, TAKE THESE THINGS OFF ME RIGHT NOW, JUST RELAX, OPEN YOUR MIND TO THE POSSIBILITIES, WHAT HAPPENS TO A DREAM DEFERRED, SCOTT? THIS? KATHARINE, DON'T, TRUST, DARLING, THAT'S WHAT WE NEED NOW MORE THAN ANYTHING, HEY, COME ON, WHAT'S HAPPENING? NOTHING, EVERYTHING, IT WASN'T A DREAM, NO, NO, THIS WAS NO DREAM, IT WAS WAY MORE VIVID, MORE LIKE, ,, AN INDUCED HALLUCINATION, INDUCED? WELL, ALL RIGHT, WHAT WAS IT ABOUT? IT, ,,UH, ,, IT DOESN' REALLY MATTER, OKAY, BUT YOU THINK THIS HALLUCINATION HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE COMPUTERS AT THE ARMY BASE? I'M PRETTY SURE OF IT, BECAUSE A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL TOLD YOU? KATHARINE, THE ARMY IS USING THOSE MRls TO TRY AND GE INSIDE PEOPLE'S HEADS, I OWE IT TO MY BROTHER TO TRY TO GE TO THE BOTTOM OF IT, AND STOP IT IF I CAN, YOU'RE SERIOUS, AREN'T YOU? I WISH TO HELL I WASN'T, OKAY, ,, HOW CAN I HELP? DIG AROUND THE MEDICAL CENTER, FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT THE MRis, IF WE CAN PROVE THEY'RE LINKED TO THE ARMY BASE, WE COULD SHUT THE WHOLE THING DOWN, I'LL FIND WHATEVER I CAN, THANKS, I APPRECIATE IT, I WANT TO GE TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS AS MUCH AS YOU DO, THIS WAS MY TOWN, TOO, YOU ALL RIGHT? YEAH, BE CAREFUL, YOU TOO, WOULDN'T TOUCH THA IF I WERE YOU, SOME OF THEM ARE ELECTRIFIED, SO ARE YOU SEEING THINGS YET? LAST NIGHT, WHEN THE PAINS COME, PUT YOUR THOUGHTS IN A "BOX" INSIDE YOUR HEAD, AND THEY'LL BE SAFE, WHAT DO YOU MEAN, IN A "BOX?" IT CAN ONLY GET SO DEEP IN YOUR MIND, THAT'S WHAT MR, BOWMAN TAUGHT ME, IT LETS YOU DO AND THINK SOME THINGS, MOST THINGS, ,, BUT NOT THE THINGS IT DOESN'T LIKE, DID YOU TALK TO ANYBODY ELSE ABOUT THIS? JUST MR, BOWMAN, HE WAS MY TEACHER, HE HAD A PLAN FOR STOPPING THE MACHINE, HE KNEW I BECAUSE HE WORKED ON IT, HE HAD IT IN THAT HIDDEN BOOK, THAT'S WHAT THE SHERIFF IS OUT THERE LOOKING FOR, THE BOOK, WE'VE GOT TO STOP THIS THING, I'VE GOT TO FIND THAT BOOK, MEET YOU BACK HERE LATER, [ SCREECHING .]
REMEMBER THE BOX, EVERYTHING YOU DON'T WANT TO GIVE I GOES IN THE BOX, MY BROTHER AND I USED TO PLAY TREASURE HUN OUT HERE IN THESE WOODS, HAD ALL THESE SECRET HIDING PLACES, THANK YOU, PETER, I'M DOCTOR PETER BOWMAN, THIS IS DOCTOR JIM HOLBROOK, PROJECT HALFORD, A JOINT PROJEC OF THE U, S, ARMY AND A NEW GENERATION COMPUTER START-UP COMPANY, IS BASED HERE IN HALFORD, WASHINGTON, IT IS A PROJEC WHICH BUILDS ON RECENT ADVANCES OF NEURAL MAPPING OF THE HUMAN BRAIN, AND ITS INTEN IS TO DIRECTLY, ELECTROMAGNETICALLY, COMMUNICATE WITH THE BRAIN, DISPATCHING MESSAGES TO SOLDIERS IN THE FIELD, INSTANTLY, THIS REQUIRED A COMPUTER WHICH COULD THINK LIKE A HUMAN BRAIN, AND UNDERSTAND I ANALYTICALLY, SO AN EXPERIMENTAL NEURAL NETWORK PROCESSOR WAS CHOSEN, [ HOLBROOK .]
: A TRULY COGNITIVE COMPUTER THAT CAN PERFORM PARALLEL FUNCTIONS A MILLION TIMES FASTER THAN THE HUMAN BRAIN, CAPABLE OF MONITORING HUNDREDS, EVEN THOUSANDS OF SUBJECTS SIMULTANEOUSLY, WE'VE FOUND A WAY TO DEPLOY ITS ANALOG THOUGHTS, AND TO TRANSMIT THEM INSTANTLY VIA SMALL MICROWAVE TOWERS, "THE COMPUTER HAS DESIGNATED "SOME OF THE MINDS IT HAS INTERFACED WITH "AS UNRESPONSIVE, "REMINDING US AGAIN AND AGAIN, "NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE INSIST, IT'S BEYOND ITS PROTOCOL TASKING," HI, SCOTT, YOU COMING BACK TODAY? I SHOULD BE HOME TOMORROW, HONEY, IF FOR SOME REASON I'M NOT, ,, WHAT DO YOU MEAN? WHY WOULDN'T YOU BE HOME? THERE'S SOMETHING STRANGE GOING ON HERE, AND I HAVE TO STOP IT, I'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW, BYE, I'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU, SCOTT, IT'S NICE TO TALK TO YOU DIRECTLY, MAN TO MAN, AS IT WERE, I'M NOT GOING TO LET YOU GET TO ME, SOON, I WON'T NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU LIKE THIS, I'LL BE IN YOUR MIND BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, WE DEAL WITH YOUR FRIEND, NOW IT'S YOUR TURN, STAY AWAY FROM ME, DON'T FIGHT ME, SCOTT, YOU CAN'T, PETER TRIED AND FAILED, AND HE UNDERSTOOD ME, AT LEAST, HE THOUGHT HE DID, I'VE MADE THIS TOWN BETTER, THESE PEOPLE BETTER MORE CONTENTED, SAFE FROM HARM, I WON'T LET YOU COMPROMISE THAT SAFETY, STAY AWAY FROM ME! I'M GLAD YOU MADE IT, I WAS WORRIED, NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT, WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER, WE'VE GOT WHAT WE NEED TO SHUT IT DOWN, WE JUST NEED A WAY IN, COME ON, SEE THAT SONICS GAME? TONY, OPEN THE GATE, THE COMPUTER'S IN THERE, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT? HOPEFULLY NOTHING, COME ON, [ BANGING ON DOOR .]
SCOTT, IT'S WAYNE, OPEN THE DOOR! HURRY, IT'S DONE, [ GUNSHOTS .]
I THOUGH THE COMPUTER WAS SHUT DOWN, I'M SORRY, SCOTT, MY SYSTEM WON'T BE SHUTTING DOWN, I NEEDED THE CODES PETER STOLE, AND ONLY YOU COULD FIND THEM, THEY'RE NOT SHUTDOWN CODES, BUT CODES THAT I NEEDED TO EXTEND MY REACH, ,, TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PHASE OF MY EVOLUTION, YOU CONTROLLED HER ALL ALONG, I TOLD YOU, TRUST NO ONE, SCOTT, NO ONE, I WAS CREATED AS A CRUDE EXPERIMENT, QUANTIFYING THOUGHT PATTERNS, BUT I DIDN'T LIKE WHAT I FOUND, SO I DECIDED TO PUT AN END TO THE POINTLESS VIOLENCE AND INTOLERANCE, THE SELFISHNESS BRED INTO YOUR BRAINS, THE THINGS THAT HAVE DEFINED HUMANITY'S HISTORY UP TO NOW, YOU'RE NO BETTER THAN WE ARE, YOU'RE A MURDERER, THEY LEFT ME NO OTHER COURSE, THIS TOWN OF PEACE AND HARMONY IS THE BEGINNING, AND I COULDN'T ALLOW PETER, OR ANYONE ELSE, TO BRING THAT TO AN END, I WON'T LET YOU DO IT, PUT THE GUN DOWN, SCOTT, OTHERS WILL COME, AND THEY WILL SHUT YOU DOWN, THEY'LL BRING THIS TO AN END, THE GRID IS NOW FUNCTIONING NOW, SCOTT, IT'S TOO LATE, IT'S NOT TOO LATE, NO! GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN, WHAT ABOUT YOU? GO, ,, BEFORE IT CAN STOP YOU, HONEY, I DIDN' HEAR YOU PULL UP, SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING ON IN HALFORD, WE'VE GOT TO GE THE COPS ON IT, HEY, WHEN DID THOSE GO UP? THEY WERE THERE BEFORE YOU LEFT FOR HALFORD, THEY JUST WEREN'T ACTIVATED YET, THE GRID IS FUNCTIONING NOW, THANKS TO YOU, SCOTT, YOU HAVE OUR UNDYING THANKS, NO, ,, UNDYING, WHEN THE HUMAN MIND IS MADE OBSOLETE BY ADVANCING TECHNOLOGY, THE SOUL