The Walking Dead s10e11 Episode Script

Morning Star

1 trapped in a cave where Alpha has placed her horde.
- Aah! - Aah! Where are they?! This place it isn't what she said it was.
- She lied.
- She is your Alpha.
I'm no longer weak.
I'm stronger than ever.
[CHUCKLES.]
Does this mean I've graduated to the next level of kinky Whisperer shit? You joke to hide your fear.
[SCOFFS.]
[GRUNTS LIGHTLY.]
You know, seems to me you've been cut up enough.
Begin.
[GRUNTS.]
Again.
[BREATHES SHARPLY.]
Now you.
[CHUCKLES.]
Ah, does this mean we're bonded for life? Depends.
[BREATHES SHARPLY.]
[CHUCKLES.]
Aah.
[HERD GROWLING.]
[CHANTING SOFTLY.]
We are the end of the world [WHISPERERS CHANTING SOFTLY.]
We are the end of the world We are the end of the world.
[CHANTING SOFTLY.]
We take them all.
[WHISPERERS CHANTING SOFTLY.]
We take them all.
We take them all.
We take them all.
We take them all.
[STATIC CRACKLES.]
STEPHANIE: I counted three last night.
- You? - [CLICKS.]
This music library is about as helpful as sushi on a carburetor.
Said LP seems to be M.
I.
A.
You want me to hear it, I think you should sing it.
Just belt it, baby.
I will not.
[CHUCKLES.]
Only a fool would attempt such a song sans epic string accompaniment.
So how many, then? Yester-eve, I tallied a flea's tush shy of four astro projectiles plummeting to earth.
So three shooting stars.
You're still up by two.
You better not be counting satellites.
Satellites? Yeah, I saw one falling recently.
Around sunset? Yeah, around sunset.
We're close.
Only a few hundred miles per satellite's visibility range.
As promised, I have not spilled the beans on our audio rendezvous to anyone.
But, well, said satellite provided the kick in the deuce-bucket required to tickle your ear drums with this radio in the first place.
I just can't help but believe that this is a celestially ordained meet-and-greet.
No bean-spillage here, either.
But my people are uber cautious, Eugene.
And if we're close Virginia.
I'm in Virginia.
I'd like to proffer a simple-as-ABC scenario as to how we can safely face-to-face.
You pick the day and the neck of the woods.
Perch yourself out of sight, get the eyeball.
You don't like the cut of my jib, you adiós yourself.
Easy peasy.
Truth is, Stephanie, I'd just very much like to meet you.
I'd really like to meet you, too.
- [BREATHES SHARPLY.]
- Okay.
I'll talk to my people.
And I'll do the same.
No.
Don't tell anyone yet.
Let's see what my people say first.
Will do, Waterloo.
- I promise.
- [CLICKS.]
[CHUCKLES.]
[METAL CREAKING.]
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
[HORSE WHINNIES IN DISTANCE.]
[CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE.]
Who's that? EARL: Never seen her before.
Alexandria taking in another stray? No, they gotta be locked down.
Well, they've brought 'em to us before.
[CAR DOOR OPENS.]
[ANIMAL BLEATS IN DISTANCE.]
Hey.
Hey! Who is that? [HORSE WHINNIES IN DISTANCE.]
Hi, Earl.
It's Mary.
She, uh, ran away from Alpha's camp.
She's been helping us out.
What's she doing here? Her nephew is, uh, Adam.
She wants to see him.
[SCOFFS.]
No.
Okay, Earl, can we talk about this? You said you were gonna bring people who wanted to see Alex not one of our enemies that wants to see my son.
- She's not an enemy.
- You don't know that.
You keep her away from my kid.
Earl.
Earl.
What the hell did he think I was gonna say? Those people left that kid out there to die.
They see Alex, and then they go.
That's it.
Just 'cause they came here wanting something doesn't mean they're gonna get it.
I'll handle it, okay? [SIGHS.]
[HORSE SNORTING LIGHTLY.]
[CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE.]
How'd you find me? This was Daryl's place, right? I thought you needed some comfort.
Mm.
I don't.
Jerry and Kelly made it back to Hilltop.
I heard what happened at the cave.
I was worried about you.
Come on back.
[SIGHS.]
Or I'll just sit here with you, and we'll get eaten by mosquitos together.
Ah, Kel, this is nuts.
You can hardly walk.
I'm not leaving my sister out there.
I'm going with you guys.
Miko, help me out here.
What was the last thing Magna said to you? Why does it matter? We're getting 'em back.
Yeah, and what if we don't? You know? All we're ever gonna know is that damn ceiling caved in.
If you think that they're dead, why are you coming with us? [ENGINE RUMBLING.]
- [ENGINE SHUTS OFF.]
- Any sign of them? We didn't get that far.
What do you mean? What happened? [GRUNTING.]
We gotta talk.
LUKE: D, I'm sorry.
We gotta find our people, man.
No.
You can't go out there.
My mother's coming.
[STATIC CRACKLING.]
Eugene? [CRACKLING CONTINUES.]
STEPHANIE: Blue Weevil to Tater Bug one more question about that satellite.
- [CLICKS.]
- Hello? - Who is this? - [FOOTSTEPS APPROACH.]
- EUGENE: No.
No! - Anyone there? Who is th Hello? - Go away.
Go away.
- Come in.
- What? - Stephanie! Stephanie! Stephanie?! Is somebody getting action at Oceanside? You need to go.
Now.
You look terrible.
Yeah, a giant Whisperer took a swipe at me.
I'm fine, thanks.
W-What's up your butt? She trusted me to keep our chats mano-a-mano, and you You just made me break my promise.
Now, go before I say something I truly regret.
[STATIC CRACKLES.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
Blue Weevil, uh, that was a mistake, a terrible mistake.
[STATIC CRACKLES.]
I'm I'm sorry.
Blue Weevil, do you copy, please? [STATIC CRACKLES.]
NEGAN: Got a little unsolicited advice everyone's favorite kind, I know, but I can't help myself.
And maybe I thought of an idea that you haven't yet.
I respect a well-deserved massacre.
Some people they just have it coming.
And I get why you want to take out Hilltop and Alexandria.
It would just It would feel good.
But you know what might feel goddamn fantastic? Getting those assholes to surrender, bend a knee.
Alpha, we can get them to join us.
ALPHA: Explain.
Eyes open.
Any sign of a horde approach or Whisperer movement, you radio us immediately.
Be safe.
LYDIA: You heard them out there.
We have to go.
Even if you took out half the herd in that cave, she's got thousands left.
You can't stay here.
The skins could march straight to Alexandria for all we know.
DARYL: Yeah, we're right in their way.
Maybe she goes around us.
She doesn't need to go around you.
She'll just run through you.
JERRY: I'm not running again.
- Hell, no.
- DIANNE: Lydia's right.
We can rebuild anywhere.
Come on.
We can't.
How many scouting missions you been on, son? Hundreds? Have you ever seen a place like Hilltop? AARON: [SCOFFS.]
No.
[SCOFFS.]
We have a few dozen able-bodied fighters here.
Maybe.
You like those odds? - 'Cause I don't.
- Neither do I.
Now, we don't have to die here.
We're going to have to fight, and if we die, we die fighting for a place that means something.
Can you think of a better way to go? [CHUCKLING.]
Yeah.
We go with my daughter's life intact.
And Judith's and Ezra's and Adam's.
You want me to keep going? Alright, let's get the kids out first.
Everybody, pack up.
We're going to Oceanside.
Grab weapons, food whatever you can.
We'll regroup there.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
Daryl I wanna fight.
I know you do.
Don't argue.
RJ, come on.
[CONVERSATIONS CONTINUE.]
Come on.
[ENGINE REVVING.]
[ENGINE SHUTS OFF.]
[WALKERS GROWLING.]
Felix and Penny.
All the roads are gonna be like this now.
[HORSE NEIGHS.]
We ain't getting through.
It's Negan.
He's with her now.
GRACIE: Dad! Gracie?! Hey, hey.
Go.
Go inside.
What happened? DARYL: She blocked all the roads.
Means they're closing in on us.
If we had a window to get out, we just missed it.
But we can't stay here.
[VOICE BREAKING.]
You said you all said we can't stay here.
We can We can call Alexandria, right? Call Alexandria, and w they'll get fresh fighters here, right? And And And it's not just gonna be us.
It's not gonna be just us, right? Oceanside can't get here.
Alexandria, either.
Not in time.
Not after what happened.
We're on our own.
EARL: Divvy up your arsenals.
We got catapults up on the walls.
And a damn good militia.
This is what you've all been practicing for.
Come on, now, people! Do whatever you need to get your heads on straight! This is gonna be the fight of our lives.
[DOOR CREAKS.]
[KNOCK ON DOOR.]
[DOOR OPENS.]
Hey.
- Hey.
- [DOOR CLOSES.]
It's nothing.
Never bullshit a bullshitter.
I wanted to tell you.
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE.]
[COOING.]
[BREATHES SHARPLY.]
ALDEN: Hey.
What do you think you're doing? I'm going to say hello to my nephew.
Please.
Alpha could come in any second.
And whose fault's that, huh? Hey.
- I hate them, too.
- What's going on here? - She's not supposed to be here.
- [DOOR CLOSES.]
Alden she's not gonna hurt him.
Do you really wanna fight about this right now? Yeah, I do.
Earl's a better father than mine was.
And we lost Tammy, and then I lost And he's been raising that boy alone.
For her.
And for us.
Not for you.
He's not yours.
He'll never be.
And you think I'm picking a fight? Think I'm being unreasonable? If I die tonight, it'll have been for everything we've been trying to build for him! Hey, buddy.
[SIGHS.]
That was fun.
That was never our problem.
EZEKIEL: I'll take it.
Remembered fondly for something.
Nothing? Not even an eye roll? [SIGHS.]
You've changed.
Lost your sense of humor.
No, I haven't.
I left it on a dresser in the Kingdom, and then it burned down.
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I left my pride sitting up there, too.
I always hated that stupid dresser, anyway.
Would this have happened if it was any other night? What do you mean? If we didn't think we were gonna die tonight.
Wait.
We're gonna die tonight? [CHUCKLES.]
[CLEARS THROAT.]
Ooph.
I talked to Gabriel.
Coco's fine.
I just I worry about how close Beta got to her.
You tell him about the horde? Hell, no.
No, he'd [SCOFFS.]
I'll tell him when I see them again.
Well, probability tilts firmly towards our demise, - so, strictly speaking - Eugene.
Thought I'd see you up there, working on the radio.
I ceased transmissions.
- [COUGHS.]
- [CHUCKLES.]
[SIGHS.]
You like this girl, huh? Seems forgiveness of your faux pas is not in her vocab, as such, which leaves me with the unpleasant conclusion that she finds me unworthy of her further attentions, confirming what I've already known and what's oft been repeated to me.
Who cares what other people think? [BIRDS CHIRPING.]
[SIGHS.]
Eugene.
How'd you know me this long and you have no game? You been talking to that girl on the radio long enough for that room to turn into a dump.
She likes you.
[SIGHS.]
Do you wanna kiss me? Come on, kiss me.
And hurry before I change my damn mind.
It's a special kind of peculiar to hanker for a kiss from someone you've never met, isn't it? Wow.
- I know.
- [CHUCKLES.]
This is not the time to be mulling matters of a forlorn heart.
Awesome.
Well, that's what we'll put on your gravestone.
"Loser with a forlorn heart.
" [SIGHS.]
No, we can't give them what they want.
Those skin freaks would love if we just rolled over.
Screw that, and screw them.
Well, you like this girl.
So get off your ass and go get her.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACH.]
[SNIFFLES.]
[LIGHTER CLICKS.]
[LIGHTER CLICKS.]
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS IN DISTANCE.]
You should hate me.
It's hard when you seem to hate yourself so much.
I'm gonna kill her.
That won't save us.
But it'll feel good.
Will you hate me then? I won't be thinking about you.
[CHUCKLES.]
Thanks.
Thanks for telling the truth.
People don't know how to do that anymore.
"I'm sorry your kid died and you hate the world.
" "Sorry your mother is a monster.
" So they stay away and let you feel lonely.
[SIGHS.]
[VOICE BREAKING.]
I had a whole life.
I remember.
[FOOTSTEPS DEPART.]
[BREATHES DEEPLY.]
[TAPPING.]
[INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It's good.
It's good.
It's good.
It's good.
It's good.
- Hey.
- Good.
I'm sorry.
I'm an asshole [INDISTINCT SHOUTING IN DISTANCE.]
We're gonna win this, and we're gonna get them back here.
'Cause assholes get shit done.
[CHUCKLES.]
[SQUEAKING.]
- Gross.
- What is that? Tell everyone to gather up.
The horde's coming! [STATIC CRACKLES.]
Have you heard what they said on the news today? Have you heard what is coming to us all? That the world as we know it will be coming to an end Have you heard? Have you heard? He sees them in the distance when the darkened clouds roll He could feel tension in the atmosphere He would look in the mirror, see an old man now It was Henry's.
Does it matter? They survive somehow They said there's nothing can be done about the situation Daito? Come in, daito.
They said there's nothing you can do at all To sit and wait around for something to occur Did you know? Did you know? [STATIC CRACKLES.]
STEPHANIE: As he stares across the garden looking at the meadows Wonders if they'll ever grow again The desperation of the situation getting graver Getting ready when the wild wind blows [CHUCKLES.]
Told you to just sing it.
You got nice chops.
Singing chops, that is.
I'm sorry for disappearing.
I freaked a little bit.
Onus falls squarely on me.
I-I let my guard down.
I apologize.
So who was the girl? [CHUCKLES.]
Oh.
Oh, that's Rosita.
I can hear you smiling.
You must be fond of her.
Why, yes.
Very.
She is my proverbial BFF.
And at the risk of seeming forward, I sincerely hope you will get the chance to meet her someday.
[KNOCKING IN DISTANCE.]
I hope so, too.
I don't know when the next time we'll be able to heart-to-heart is, but I just wanted to let you know that the last few days have been incredible.
Charleston, West Virginia.
Southern Rail yards.
About a mile south of the Kanawha River.
One week.
Can you be there? - Eugene? You there? - Yes.
I will be there not square.
This is Tater Bug, over and out.
Over and out.
[DOOR OPENS, FOOTSTEPS APPROACH.]
Eugene.
You ready or what? Let's get this over with.
I got a date.
Hi.
Here we go.
You okay? No.
I got cancer.
But that's okay.
You know what I'm sayin'? Yeah.
I'm sorry about that.
Look, you and I, uh we never really had much to say to each other.
But that doesn't mean I don't know all the things you've been through.
You're stronger than most, and there's a whole lot of people here real glad about that.
I am, too.
Thanks, man.
That means a lot.
Yeah.
Things are gonna get real bad around here.
I just want to know that the kids are alright.
If things go sideways, or you or I go down The other gets the children out.
You good with that? Alright.
Hi.
You should be with the other kids.
I wanna help.
I can fight.
I know you can.
I'm sorry about today.
You didn't need to see those bodies like that.
They were just walkers.
I've killed plenty of walkers.
I know.
But they weren't just walkers.
I'm not scared.
I know you're not.
Maybe I am, a little bit.
If I was scared, maybe I'd be scared for RJ because he's so little.
Yeah.
I get that.
Maybe I'd be worried about my mom.
Maybe I'd be scared that you'd get hurt and I'd lose you.
And Aunt Carol, too.
There ain't no shame in that.
You know who you're fighting for.
I made you something.
It's for luck.
No way.
I love it.
How do I look? [CHUCKLES.]
It looks good.
[CHUCKLES.]
There's one other thing.
[SIGHS.]
If, during the fight, Ezekiel comes looking for you and RJ, you go with him, whether you know where I am or not.
Okay? Hey.
You gotta promise me.
I promise.
[DOOR OPENS.]
[DOOR CLOSES.]
[VOICE BREAKING.]
Now, please don't hate me.
I'm never gonna hate you.
[CRYING.]
[CLANKING ECHOES.]
[CLANKING ECHOES.]
[METAL CLANKING.]
[CRICKETS CHIRPING.]
[HERD GROWLING.]
[NECK CRACKING.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
Formation! [HERD GROWLING.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[ELECTRICITY CRACKLES.]
[ELECTRICITY CRACKLING.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[ELECTRICITY CRACKLES.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
They're splitting into two! They're gonna load up! On my command, splitting ranks! And break! [GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[RUSHING AIR ECHOES.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[RUSHING AIR ECHOES.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[GRUNTS.]
[GRUNTS.]
[GRUNTS.]
[GRUNTING.]
[RUSHING AIR ECHOES.]
[GRUNTS.]
[GROWLING CONTINUES.]
[METAL CREAKING.]
MAN: The fence isn't gonna hold! [GROWLING CONTINUES IN DISTANCE.]
[CREAKING.]
Smells like a Christmas tree! [SCREAMING.]
It's like gasoline! [GROWLING CONTINUES IN DISTANCE.]
I thought you wanted them to join us.
They will.
As part of my horde.
Holy shit you are a badass.
Get ready to fall back! Back inside! Come on! Come on! Retreat! Go, go, go! Come on! Go! Let's move! [INDISTINCT SHOUTING.]
[INDISTINCT SHOUTING.]
- Come on! - They're already dead! Let's go! Back! Fall back! Let them break through! Move! [INDISTINCT SHOUTING.]

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