The Twilight Zone (2002) s01e05 Episode Script

Cradle of Darkness

Initiating countdown in How'd it go? You ever try explaining to your parents why your DNA makes you the only candidate for a time jump? And they understand you're never coming back.
I reminded them that Adolf Hitler was responsible for the deaths of 60 million people.
Fathers, mothers children And that only I can stop that from ever happening.
We're ready, sir.
Now, remember the real housekeeper arrives on the 9:15 train, April 30.
That gives you 48 hours.
That's all I'll need.
We all believe in you.
Four three two one For the baby, for the baby.
Is everything all right, fraulein? Just feeling a little ill.
I am looking for the Pommer Inn.
Vorstadt 219.
Thank you.
Yes? I am here to see Herr Hitler.
I am Alois Hitler.
Herr Hitler I am Marta Eickelman, the new housekeeper.
This is the pride and joy of my household.
My son Adolf.
What if you had a chance to go back in time to save millions of lives by killing one man? Andrea Collins will soon discover this mission to be more difficult than she ever imagined as she takes a one-way trip into The Twilight Zone.
You're traveling to another dimension.
A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind.
A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are only that of the imagination.
You're entering We were not expecting you for two more days.
I was able to settle my affairs early in Salzburg and saw no reason to delay.
You are much younger than I expected.
May I see your references, fraulein? So, you last served with the Von Schleiger family in Salzburg? For how long? Just under three years.
I have heard of Otto Von Schleiger.
He is a banker, yes? No.
No, that is his brother Karl.
Herr Von Schleiger is involved in shipping.
It is fortunate you were able to arrive early.
I am planning a dinner party in two days for the chief customs inspector and his wife.
Kristina will need your help with the preparations.
Your regular duties including the cooking and cleaning schedules are laid out here.
I see no mention of the child.
The child is exclusively Kristina's responsibility.
But surely I can assist.
It is nothing personal, fraulein.
I have known Kristina for many years and have come to trust her.
Perhaps you and I will develop that level of trust as well.
Forgive me.
I was merely offering to help with the child.
We have lost three children.
I am very protective of my new son.
I am sorry for your loss.
It must be very hard on your wife.
She brought it on herself.
She is a weak woman, both in body and mind.
Forgive me, Herr Hitler, I thought he was asleep.
Don't make me regret keeping you on, girl.
He has a temper, does he not? He is like any other man.
It is wise to keep him happy.
You'll soon learn that.
Come in.
What are you doing in my son's room? Oh, you startled me.
Frau Hitler? Forgive me.
I am Marta Eickelman, the new housekeeper.
I was just checking on the child.
I just wanted to make him more comfortable.
Silly girl.
Babies do not need pillows.
I was not thinking, Frau Hitler.
You can call me Klara.
Where is the key? Excuse me? Where is the key? The key.
Never forget the key.
It keeps out the evil spirits.
Evil spirits, yes, of course.
He is so beautiful.
So innocent.
I must protect him.
Sometimes the spirits reach the children and lead them astray.
I will not let that happen to my son.
He is my miracle.
You hold him.
I am not allowed.
Oh he likes you.
Three times the spirits take my children.
If anything were to happen to my son I don't think I could go on living.
I should get to bed.
You're right.
Neither of us should be here.
My husband is a good man but he remains a man above all.
You have a classic beauty, fraulein.
Tell me, fraulein, do you like it here? Yes.
It is important to me that you feel at home.
You are a member of my family now.
I am so sorry.
Always been a little clumsy.
It is all right.
Fraulein, do you enjoy Wagner? I've never heard his music.
I have tickets for a performance tonight of Das L/ebesverbot.
If you would care to join me But, Herr Hitler, what would your wife say? Klara is very understanding.
Since she has taken ill I have had not much opportunity to socialize.
She'll not mind.
I would be honored, Herr Hitler but I am still so tired from the train.
Perhaps another time.
If Frau Hitler cannot go perhaps Kristina would enjoy a night out.
I have been rather hard on Kristina lately.
I will think about it.
You are in a good mood.
I need a favor, Marta.
Herr Hitler asked me to go to town with him.
Can you take care of the baby tonight? Of course.
Please be extra careful around the child.
He would kill me if anything happened to his son.
You are afraid of him.
Is that why you let him into your bed? You heard us? I think the whole street heard you.
He says he will marry me someday.
They always say that.
Madame Klara was once the Hitlers' housekeeper.
He married her when his wife Fanni passed away.
So you're hoping lightning will strike twice, huh? Excuse me? Never mind.
I can do this.
I can do this.
I can't.
I can't.
I have never been to confession before but I need to speak to someone.
God hears the prayers of all, my child.
What if I told you there was someone in this town who would one day be responsible for the deaths of 60 million people? I would say that no one can know the future.
Trust me, Father.
He will drive mankind towards hell on earth.
But if even what you said were true what could possibly be done about it? Do you not see? I have to kill him! Help me, Father.
Give me the strength to do what I have to do.
Only God has the right to take a life.
Madame Klara, you have to leave here.
Leave? Take the baby and go.
Leave this this house, this country.
But, my dear, I cannot leave.
This is my home.
You love your son, do you not? With all my heart.
Then this is your chance to save him.
Get him away from here.
Away from his father.
Don't be ridiculous.
Where would I go? France, England, America.
But my husband says they are the enemies of the Aryan people.
I know this sounds crazy, but unless you leave here millions of people are going to die.
Perhaps my tonic will calm you.
Herr Hitler.
I was just taking a walk to clear my mind.
I often do that myself.
This is no place to raise a child.
I agree.
That is why tonight's dinner is so important.
If I impress the chief inspector I might get a transfer out of this godforsaken town.
The shores of the Fatherland.
Have you ever been to Germany? It is a wondrous country so filled with beauty and culture.
It is a tragedy that the Aryan people are divided.
But one day, Germany and Austria will be reunited.
I am not so sure that is such a good idea.
You sound like one of them.
- One of them? - The Jews, of course.
They have plotted for hundreds of years to divide our people.
A gulden for my baby? Get away.
Get away, you gypsy filth! Jews, gypsies, vermin everywhere corrupting our Aryan nation, keeping us from greatness but one day the people will rise up and clean the streets of such scum.
It is inevitable.
Something has to be done.
You're right.
Something has to be done.
How many children did you say you have? Ten.
Ten? Ha ha ha! That's fantastic! Thank you.
Oh, and they're all wonderful.
I'm sure they are, of course.
Nice to see you again.
Please sit.
Hurry up, Marta, they are waiting! Half an hour.
- What? - Nothing.
I will do it.
So where is the new addition to the family? Probably asleep.
I will have the nanny bring him down.
Kristina? Ja b/tte, Herr H/t/er? Where is my son? Marta is with him.
I do not trust the new housekeeper with the baby.
She was acting very peculiar today.
Bring the boy down when we have finished dining, Kristina and ask Fraulein Eickelman to meet me in my study later.
Marta? Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
No! Oh, God, forgive me.
No! Where have you been? I had to change the baby.
Chief inspector, allow me to present my son Adolf Hitler.
He's a beautiful child.
A fine example of Aryan breeding.
My precious little Adolf my angel.
A moment of silence for Andrea Collins.
She sacrificed her life for the good of mankind but she also created the very monster she sought to destroy.
History can never be changed.
Not even in the Twilight Zone.