The Twilight Zone (2002) s01e25 Episode Script

The Path

- Hey, Ali.
- Hey.
Coffee, black, shot of espresso.
Oh, you better make it a double shot.
One of those days, huh? Why would today be any different? - The usual, Dev? - Chai tea, no sugar added.
Aw, that's my boyfriend, the health nut.
"Family of hobbits found living near Mendocino.
" How pathetic! I don't know why people waste their money.
Me, neither.
I mean, does anyone believe this crap? It's not crap.
It's funny.
Then why aren't I laughing? Obviously, you don't get the joke.
- You act like you wrote this.
- She did.
- Poor thing.
- Pays the bills.
I had better get to work.
I'll see you at home.
I love you.
Love you, too, babe.
Can l There's no reason for you to be ashamed.
So, you're saying he'll forgive me? Tonight, you will have your answer.
That's that's wonderful.
I don't know how to thank you.
Are you sure I can't pay you or No.
No, no.
Keep your money.
Thank you.
Sir, are you some kind of fortune-teller? Each of us has a path we're meant to travel.
I can help show the way.
And you don't charge a fee? I was born with this gift.
I choose to share it.
How noble.
What's the catch? There isn't one.
Oh, that would be a first! OK.
Let's see what you got.
You're unhappy at work.
Who isn't? Come on.
You can do better than that.
All right.
Any chance I'll get a new job? I've been sending out resumes for weeks.
An opportunity awaits you, but you must seek it out first.
That's it? That's enough.
Thank you.
You get what you pay for.
The future we'd all like to know what's in store for us.
Ali Warner has just been given a glimpse into hers.
Now she's about to go down a path that will lead her deep into the Twilight Zone.
You are 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 Now we come to Pisces! Health.
You're not a Pisces, are you? How many times have you asked me that? I'm a Sagittarius.
Well, lucky you, because the cold and flu season is going to be hitting Pisces with a vengeance next week.
- Or so say the stars.
- Stars? What stars? You're the only astrologer in the world who uses a dartboard.
Oh, darts, stars.
They're the same thing.
At least they are at the National Bystander.
Thank you.
You know, you've had that phone glued to your ear all day.
I'm not working at this rag forever.
You sent those resumes out, what? Weeks ago.
You never even got a nibble.
Now just because some coffee shop con artist says that opportunity awaits Yes.
You're with the National Bystander? That's right.
Allison Warner.
We tried contacting you via e-mail.
- Really? - Yeah, a few days ago.
You know, my e-mail was down for a couple of days.
- Can you come in tomorrow? - Tomorrow.
Yeah, yeah, you bet I can be there! - 2:00 p.
- Thank you.
- Tell me.
- That was Brash magazine.
They read my resume, and they want to interview me.
No way.
For a job? Get outta here! The guy in the coffee shop.
He was right.
Ooh! All right.
Hey! I have a job interview this morning.
Can I buy you a cup of coffee or a pastry or something? I'm sorry.
I don't even know your name.
It's Kanayo.
And thank you, but I'm quite content at the moment.
I feel like I owe you.
I mean I don't know if I believe in all this prediction stuff but if it wasn't for you I would have never followed up on all those resumes.
Well, I'm glad I could be of help.
The thing is, I really want this job.
It's with Brash magazine.
Have you ever read it? No, I don't think so.
Well, it's Trust me.
It's a great opportunity.
Like you said.
It's a chance for me to write something smart for a change.
And you're concerned you won't get the job? Oh, really, I just came to say thank you.
I didn't come for another reading.
I know.
I know.
But you have just begun to follow your path.
Don't you want to see where it leads you? All right.
I can't believe I'm doing this.
You have nothing to worry about.
You mean I'm gonna get the job? How do you know? It's not what I know.
It's what I see.
What do you see? A secret admirer.
Ali Warner.
Remember me? Brad Holman.
- From Carson High? - You're lookin' at him! Wait, we were on the school newspaper together, right? Yeah.
Even back then you were a terrific writer.
Really? You never said anything.
Well, that's because I had a real crush on you.
No, no.
Don't worry.
That's not why you're here.
I'm married.
We're expecting a child in July.
So, I've been reading some of your stuff in the Bystander.
Don't tell me.
You read it in the checkout line.
No, no.
It's actually very funny.
- You think? - Absolutely.
In fact, I think your sense of humor would fit in perfectly with what we're doing here at Brash.
Are you saying that I have the job? Well, there is one potential problem.
Chicago? You can't move to Chicago.
Why not? 'Cause you can't leave me here all alone is why not.
I'll come back and visit.
Oh, that is so cold.
Oh, my God.
You've already made up your mind, haven't you? You can't get out of here fast enough! Do you blame me? Can I come, too? Maybe Brash needs a new astrologer, you know? - I can bring my own dartboard.
- I'll ask.
Oh, I take back everything bad I ever said about you.
- So, when do you leave? - I fly out in a day or so but I won't actually make the final move - for a couple weeks.
- Man.
Which is good because there's no way I'm leaving Devin.
I'm not sure how he's going to feel about the move.
Hey, I could always consult the stars.
But you'd probably rather talk to your psychic friend over at the Mocha Junkie.
- What's his name? - You mean Kanayo? He's not my psychic.
But you do have to admit he was right about my job interview and my secret admirer.
Ali, sweetie, let me fill you in on a little concept.
OK? You might have heard of it.
It's called coincidence, as in lucky guess.
Well, I wouldn't mind a few more lucky guesses.
You don't really believe this guy's for real, though, do you? I never said I did, but Hey, why don't you meet me at Mocha Junkie tomorrow morning and you can judge for yourself? All right.
It looks like I'm going to be moving to Chicago for a, you know, a new job.
And I'm just worried about my boyfriend.
He's not sure whether he wants to move to Chicago and I don't want to lose him.
We've been together for almost a year now.
Do you think there's any way that he'll come with me? The eyes closing.
That's a nice touch.
I'll tell you, if he starts talking in my Aunt Ruth's voice, I am out of here! Shh! Go home and you will find your answer.
That's it? Is that the best you can do? It's enough.
Devin! Devin! Well, I know the answer now.
Anyone who still listens to heavy metal music doesn't deserve to go to Chicago.
Devin Devin, you bastard.
OK, so that's flight 355 and it leaves tomorrow night at 7:45.
- Yes, that's correct.
- All right, great.
What is it? I'm only going for a couple of days.
That's not it.
Oh, I get it.
You're pissed because Kanayo was right again.
I just don't think you should see him anymore.
Why not? 'Cause at some point, he's going to be wrong and you're going to have to pay for it.
- Is that a prediction, Seth? - I'm not joking.
If he's there when I get my morning coffee I'll talk to him.
If he's not, it's no big deal.
You're here early.
Can't get enough of your coffee.
- Thanks, Tony.
- You're welcome.
- Hey, man.
- Hey.
Get the usual? Cool.
Hi, Kanayo.
Thank you.
I'm flying out to Chicago tonight to meet with my new bosses, and I just wondered if there was anything I should know.
What is it? What's wrong? I would not do any traveling at this time.
Are you saying that I shouldn't go to Chicago? It is not your path.
But I have to go.
I may never get another offer like this.
I can only advise you.
The decision is yours to make.
- Hello? - Ali? You're still there.
I know it sounds crazy, but Kanayo told me not to go.
Well, thank God you didn't! Turn on the news.
received an update.
There appear to be no survivors.
To repeat once again, flight 355 has crashed ninety miles outside of Chicago.
Sources at the National Transportation Safety Board Flight 355? Focusing on engine failure as the probable cause of the accident.
- That was my flight.
- Ali, are you seeing this? Ali, are you there? Ali? Ali, answer me.
Are you there? Ali.
I still can't believe that you were so right about me not taking that plane.
But what I really need to know is how long I should avoid travel.
I mean, my car isn't ever going to make it all the way to Chicago, but what about a train or a bus? I mean, what's important is that my path still leads me there, right? - What? Don't tell me it's - Shh! - I can't help you.
- What? Why not? - You must clear your mind.
- OK, fine.
How do I do that? Maybe you should come back tomorrow.
No, I cannot come back tomorrow.
I need to know now.
I have so many questions.
If I'm not going to take the job, then I have to know because I've already given the Bystander my 2 weeks notice.
Please, please.
Come back later.
No! I need to know.
And you will later.
He's all yours.
Like a moth to a flame.
You just can't stay away, can you? Well, look at those two.
I'm sure they're asking him what movie they should see tonight.
Those dilettantes! I'm glad you can laugh about this.
Ali, believe me, I am not laughing.
Look at you.
Look at you, honey.
You're a mess.
OK, come on.
You and I, we're taking a walk.
Let's go.
Do not make me drag you out of here.
Let's go.
Come on.
OK, Seth, enough already.
Look, I know you had a bit of a rough night Rough night? If it wasn't for Kanayo I would be dead, along with those people on the plane.
All right.
Let's just say this guy really does have the power to predict the future - The man saved my life.
- OK.
He saved your life.
But it's still your life, isn't it? I mean, come on, you can't let this guy decide your every move.
Even if what he predicts is true? No, especially if it's true.
Sweetie, if you're not careful you won't be able to cross the street without getting his OK.
Oh, God.
Come on.
Am l do you really think I look that pathetic? Look, it's simple.
Kanayo says each one of us has a path.
I just need to make sure that I am on the right one.
Ali, do you hear yourself? I have a lot of important questions that need to be answered.
I need a new job.
I need a new boyfriend.
You don't need! Honey, you don't need Kanayo to do any of those things.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I don't believe this.
I don't believe this! After everything that I have just said you're still thinking about going back in there? Shh! You know what? That's right.
And it's my decision.
Well, fine, then.
Get your fix, OK? I'll visit you in rehab.
- Hey, where'd Kanayo go? - You just missed him.
Do you know where he lives or where he works? Not a clue.
Well, what about a phone number? I really need to get in touch with him.
Sorry, Ali.
They come, they drink their coffee, they go.
What about a last name? Come on, help me out here, please? Look, he told me once, but don't ask me to pronounce it.
Ali, it's closing time.
Hey, he's usually here first thing in the morning.
Come on.
Hi, this is Ali.
Flying cockroaches invade Cleveland.
Read all about it in the National Bystander And leave a message after the beep.
Ali? Ali, pick it up.
I know you're there.
If you don't want to pick up, that's OK.
I just want to say I'm sorry, all right? I was I was a little harsh today.
I have no right to tell you how to live your life.
You're a strong person.
You always make the right decisions and I'm sure this time you will, too.
I'm at home if you need to talk.
Oh, my God! Kanayo! - Kanayo.
Where is he? - He's already come and gone.
No, no, no, no, no! That can't be! He just walked out the door.
You should be able to Kanayo! Kanayo! Kanayo! Kanayo! Kanayo, wait! Hey.
No! No! Kanayo! Kanayo, please! Oh, God.
Oh, God.
Hang on, Kanayo.
You're gonna be OK.
You have to be OK.
I need you.
I need you to help me get me back on my path.
I can't find it without you.
What is it? What are you trying to say? What is it? No! You can't die! Don't leave me! Please! Kanayo! Don't leave me! What am I supposed to do? I don't know what my path is! What's going to happen to me? Where am I going? Where am I going? Oh, God, where am I going? By seeking a path to her future Ali Warner put her destiny into the hands of another.
And now that path has become a dead end filled with helplessness, despair, and boundless dread.
Ali Warner, facing the bleakest of futures in the Twilight Zone.
Where am I going? Where am I going?