Travelers (2016) s03e02 Episode Script


These so-called "Travelers" have been exposed.
Not by the mainstream media.
They've moved on to the next news cycle.
Not by our government or its intelligence agencies.
They're already covering it up.
Vincent Ingram, once a whistle-blower to a bona fide invasion from the future, is now a prisoner accused of terrible crimes.
A madman, they insist, who went off his meds and now denies everything he said.
Why did it come to this? Because among the many thousands of Travelers, some have taken positions of power.
Others seek it even now.
This man intends to do the same.
Daniel Sosa, former aide to the late congressman, Ted Bishop, now running to replace his seat in the house.
And we have reason to believe that not only is Sosa one of these Travelers, but he's also responsible for the assassination of Congressman Bishop himself.
We cannot allow them to infiltrate our politics further.
We must stop Daniel Sosa and send a message to these interlopers from the future that we are in charge of our country and of our fate.
- [MAN] And cut! - [WOMAN] Great.
[BELL RINGS] Is that what you were talking about? - [WOMAN 2] Just arrived.
[GROANS] Thank you.
The videos have been disappearing from servers all over the world, including government servers.
But my source managed to get his hands on one.
[CHRISTOPHER] Well, let's see it.
But to make sure it doesn't disappear, it stays on this air-gapped computer until Thursday's special.
- [SCOFFS] Really? [CHUCKLES] - Yeah.
Bullshit or not, they are covering it up.
Here we go.
[COMPUTER BEEPS] It has all been for the greater good.
The lives lost when Van Huizen exploded ensured the survival of millions who would've died just over a year from now, millions of people who have no idea how close they came to the end.
And they were saved by Travelers.
That's what we do.
You're up early this morning.
Grant, I can't do this.
Well, go back to bed.
I mean, pretend that everything is all right, that we're all right.
- Because we're not.
- What? Of course we are.
You can't just say that and make it true.
Kat come on.
Pretend with me.
Otherwise, this won't end well for you.
- [SHATTERS] - [GASPS] You okay? Yeah.
I just I just broke a cup.
You didn't cut yourself? No.
Shouldn't you be at work already? Well, I just wanted to see you before you took off to your mom's for how many days? A few at least.
Well, tell her I said hi.
[SCOFFS] Shit, I am late.
Hey, uh Text me when you get there.
What's going on? Do you mind if we come inside? Yeah.
[CROWS CAWING] The judge felt the parenting plan that Mr.
Conniker submitted was the best living situation for Jeffrey.
Sole custody.
Well, you're no longer living together, so that ruse is over with.
The man is dangerous.
He's the person with bruises all over his face, Ms.
He came home drunk and attacked me.
You appeared to have fared remarkably well.
So I lose custody of my son because I defended myself? Don't make this difficult.
We'll give you time to pack his bag and say goodbye.
What are you doing? And, uh, 100.
You know [PANTING] Squats.
Okay, would you stop for a second? Well, I can talk and squat at the same time.
Just don't ask me to chew gum.
David, stop.
Just trying to get in better shape.
What's wrong with that? Nothing would be wrong if it wasn't immediately following a kidnapping.
See No, that's That's the best time [BREATHING HEAVILY] between kidnappings.
- You have a history of PTSD.
- Yeah, I know.
Something's gotta give, and I do not want it to be us.
So I got to thinking, how is it that you can go out day and night as an FBI doctor, and I only know a tiny fraction of what you do, and then have tea and play board games with me as if none of that ever happened.
- Training is - No.
See, its Yeah, it's training.
So that's what I'm doing.
To take on whatever the world throws at me.
- Starting now.
- [MARCY] Mm-hm.
[EXHALES] You're lucky that wasn't an avocado.
What do you think is behind Christopher Rockwell's accusations that you're attempting to manipulate our political system? Well, I guess if I really was from the future, I'd know the answer to that.
Look, Rockwell has zero journalistic credentials or experience.
In other words, he's a purveyor of fake news.
And if he doesn't stop this, eventually, someone's gonna get hurt.
Excuse me.
- Hey.
[ENGINE STARTS] [TURN SIGNAL CLICKING] So, how's David doing? Why? Why? The kidnapping maybe.
What do you know? - I don't know anything.
- Don't give me that.
- The timeline has changed.
- No, not everything.
- Does he have a new TELL? - You know I couldn't tell you even if I knew anything, which I don't.
[SIGHS] Seems like yesterday I was at your first game.
Now you're moving out.
- I can't believe it.
- Taking the big step.
Hell, I moved out at your age.
In fact, some of this stuff's from my first apartment.
I saved it for you.
- Uh, never would've guessed that.
- [HATCH CLOSES] [CROW CAWING] I feel weird leaving you here, but I gotta pick up your mom at the hair dressers.
It's okay 'cause my friend's gonna be here any second, so - You got this.
- I got this.
I know you do.
- You'll be okay, Gary.
- Thanks.
Ah! Don't forget about Sunday.
Supper's at 6:00, golf starts at 3:00.
Can't wait.
[ENGINE STARTS] [CROW CAWING] Hey, hey! Fresh start, right, roomie? Do you know how many hard working men and women had to look elsewhere for employment because of Bishop's vote on the pipeline? With me, you're getting a job creator.
[KATIE] Honey? Have a great day.
I'm sorry, my dear.
Duty calls.
Once this is all over and you win, promise me you'll learn when to turn it off.
All right.
- Agent Yates.
- Oh, so you know that I'm your - My new partner.
Yes, I've been fully briefed.
Please, have a seat.
I see you gave yourself the big office.
This will only take a minute.
Special Agent Grant MacLaren, the following is a summary from the Department of Justice in accordance with the Office of Government Ethics, federal regulations, Title Seven, and the Conflict of Interest, Title 19, - USG-37.
- Great.
To ensure that every designated FBI liaison have complete confidence in the integrity of the Traveler program, each Traveler team shall respect and adhere to the fundamental principles of the FBI as implemented in regulations 301 of this order.
Why wouldn't they? As your designated liaison, I, Special Agent Joanne Yates, will act as governing party over your team and engage with my superiors in good faith regarding ethical, moral, and legal matters stemming from your team's presence in the 21st century.
Please acknowledge that you understand the terms of this agreement.
Sure thing.
- We done? - Not even close.
We have a lot of ground to cover.
Such as? I'm gonna need you to brief me on your team, your mandate, operations the future.
Sorry, that is Protocol 5.
Which means that when we're in the FBI office, we do FBI work unless otherwise directed.
- You do know that I know? - Oh, well, if you know Obviously not everything.
- Who knows everything? - I have my orders.
I also have orders, and one of them, Protocol 2, is that I can't tell you anything.
The FBI is now a governing body over the Traveler program.
The Director acknowledges that authorities have become aware of Traveler operations in the 21st.
That is in everybody's best interest that those actions, both past and future, be kept from the general public and that the Director itself will inform the said authorities of further actions if and when it sees fit.
That's not how we see it.
- MacLaren - Please call me "Mac.
" We're partners.
You wanna look over my shoulder, fine, just so long as it doesn't interfere with my mission, which I think I am allowed to tell you, is to save the fucking world.
Back to work? The FB doesn't I all by itself.
[BEEPING] Close your eyes, Philip.
How could you possibly know that I opened my eyes? We're almost done.
Take a deep, cleansing breath and focus.
We should be working on the device.
We're on a tight timeline.
This will help us concentrate on our work.
I don't need help concentrating.
Yeah, you do.
[SIGHS] Uh, let's punt the oligarch story to the third segment.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Hello? [DISTORTED VOICE] Open your email.
Who is this? Do it.
How'd you get this number? [LINE DROPPED] Who is it? I don't know.
This message is for Christopher Rockwell.
Your source may have provided the video, but Katie Sosa's blood is on CIA analysts just flagged this.
What? It's a video from a hacktivist group positioned in a few Eastern European countries.
Seems they have a problem with Christopher Rockwell.
[DISTORTED VOICE] This message is for Christopher Rockwell.
Your source may have provided the video, but Katie Sosa's blood is on your hands.
It's only fair you pay for what you've done.
I'm sure a lying, narcissistic bag of shit like Rockwell - gets stuff like this all the time.
- [PHONE RINGS] Yates.
Yeah, I just saw it.
Uh, he's standing right in front of me.
[TELEPHONE THUDS] - Who was that? - SAC Nielsen.
They're taking the threat seriously.
You and I are providing protection for Christopher Rockwell in case of an assassination attempt.
[CHUCKLES] Well, he just might need protection from me.
[CAR BEEPS] [MAN] I'm coming around.
So sorry I'm late.
That was a longer walk than I expected, - but I got my steps in.
- Good.
Is Jeff not here? Nope.
Hey, just a black coffee, please.
[LINE RINGING] - This is Jeff.
You know what to do.
Uh, it's ten after.
We're here.
We'll wait another 20 minutes unless there's a text.
Short and sweet.
Yeah, I'm trying to break a habit.
So, how's Kathryn MacLaren? Fine.
That wasn't a full-throated "fine.
" Well, really, I am.
David, my last encounter with a psychologist was not a pleasant one.
Don't push me.
I'm not even remotely qualified, but I'd be happy to be your social worker should you become homeless.
Oh, well, pretty close to it.
[CHUCKLES] Really? No.
I'm just staying with my mother for a few days.
But I'm not rushing back home to Grant anytime soon.
You don't blame him.
Ingram was obviously insane.
And I already knew Grant cheated on me, and we dealt with that.
It It's just that I've felt like this before, with him.
There's this black hole of memory where there should be something.
- They did drug us.
- No, I know.
Because they were gonna take us somewhere and do terrible things.
All of this is It's hard to live with.
Look, I don't really know Agent MacLaren, but if Marcy says he's a good guy Where the hell is Jeff anyway? Seriously.
What time is it? You know, maybe, uh talking about this with a professional, one who isn't under duress, might actually help.
- What's this? - It's a friend.
[KATHRYN EXHALES] So tell me what happened.
Jeff got what he wanted.
Child services took Jeffrey away this morning.
I'm so sorry.
I've always believed in Protocol 1, but my heart is telling me that a mother should put her son first, not her mission.
Well, in the grand scheme of things, they're both the same.
You're doing everything in your power to give Jeffery Jr.
a world to grow up in.
You just gotta keep reminding yourself of that.
Philip, we just received the component.
We're on our way back.
We're all brave online.
It's just kids in a basement.
Who got my contact information in order to threaten your life.
Look, if it wasn't for Katie Sosa, I might agree with you.
Do you still have the email? - Yeah.
- Load it up.
First segment.
Follow my lead.
Chris, that's taking it too far.
- Let's go.
- [MAN] Roll sound.
[CHRISTOPHER EXHALES] [JINGLE PLAYING] This morning's assassination attempt on Daniel Sosa and the slaying of his wife was not random.
Travelers have simply tried to cut ties with a compromised operative.
We struck a nerve by exposing their underground network, but this is only the beginning.
Today, my team received a startling video confirming that they are now after me.
And let - Hold on.
- [BELL RINGS] Who let them inside? This is a closed set.
We need to speak with you.
I'm gonna need to see a search warrant if you expect to take the video.
What video is that? Mr.
Rockwell, we're not here to take anything.
We're here to protect you.
We have credible intel that your life is in danger.
[INDISTINCT CHATTERING] [DOG BARKING IN DISTANCE] Getting hungry yet, Agent Yates? My friends call me Jo.
Well, hopefully, we get to be friends.
What's this? You asked me to bring something for dinner.
This is what dinner eats.
So, what, everyone's a vegan in the future 'cause there's no animal protein? Come on, give me something.
How bad is it? That's just a different way of asking the same question.
- So it's bad.
- [PHONE VIBRATING] Then again, why would you come back in time to change history if everything was great.
[SCOFFS] - [SIGHS] - What is it? Wife problems.
Same here.
So how long have you been married? Ten years.
But it hasn't been ten years for you.
I'm told when a Traveler arrives, their consciousness supplants the host's.
We only take hosts who were historically about to die.
He told me something.
That is if you're telling me the truth.
That is what we do.
It's hard-wired into the Director.
Okay, but even so.
I mean, you can't have been with her for more than what, a year? That's enough time to make a real connection.
I don't know how real it could be.
We're just as human as you are, Jo.
Is it painful for a host when an incoming consciousness takes over? Yes.
But it's fairly quick.
[SCOFFS] You make it sound like you're doing them a favor.
Well, my host would have bled out alone at the bottom of an elevator shaft.
Kat would've ended up a widow.
And most of the good we've done would never have happened.
So, yes, we are.
My mother died a couple of days ago.
She had a series of strokes, and the last one was so massive, she couldn't speak.
Because there was really no one inside anymore to form words.
But she did speak.
Your Director used her to send a message.
Her last words weren't even her own, and they ended her life.
Forgive me for not thanking you.
I think I sat up too fast.
- [EXHALES] - What are you doing on the floor? Did some sit-ups.
But I lost count.
You know, in order for your muscles to strengthen, they need a lot of rest, right? The guy in the Pilates infomercial said that.
[MARCY CHUCKLES] - I think I pulled a muscle in my neck.
- All right.
You know what? - Let's get you to bed.
- What time is it? - Oh, yeah, no, let's get me to bed.
- Come on.
- [PHILIP] That was easier than I expected.
- What was? Mining Ethereum.
I used a root kit to subvert a super computer's processing power to unlock the next chain in the block.
I made $80,000 in 27 minutes.
[CHUCKLES] By stealing from people's accounts? No.
Technically, keeping the whole system afloat.
If anything, I did a good thing.
Well, you know what eventually happens.
- Yeah, but that doesn't happen for like - [ALARM BLARING] What's going on? - [MAN 1] FBI! - [MAN 2] Freeze! Everyone down, now! - [GUNSHOT] - [GRUNTS] Don't shoot.
In what way did I give you the impression I was about to shoot you? What's going on? Nothing.
Oh, man.
Seriously? Before you say anything, that's a Traveler-approved drug.
It's not making me high.
It's, uh, making me better.
Yeah, I know.
I can see that.
What is it? I can't tell you.
Protocol 2H.
- "H" is for Historian.
- Uh-huh.
I've seen this movie, Philip.
I don't like how it ends.
[BABY CRYING] [CRYING CONTINUES] [CHRISTOPHER] This morning's assassination attempt on Daniel Sosa and the slaying of his wife was not a random attack.
Travelers have simply cut ties with a compromised operative.
Clearly, we struck a nerve by exposing their underground network, but this is only the beginning.
Today, my team received a startling video confirming that they're now after me.
Which only means that we are that much closer to the truth.
So, catch me tomorrow night on Drew Clarkson's show for a one-hour exclusive.
And if any of you so-called Travelers happen to be watching this right now, there's something I'd like you to know.
We will continue to rage against the dying of the light.
We will not go gently into that good night.
Thank you.
[MACHINE BEEPING] Good morning.
Good morning.
- Hmm.
Smells different.
- Yeah, it's a new blend.
- "Jurassic Dark".
- Huh.
Yeah, it looks pretty dark.
- Yeah.
I think it's the legal maximum.
- Hmm.
Is that even coffee? For God's sakes, Marcy, where's your sense of adventure? [SLURPS] [MOANS] That is not good.
- Here.
Have you pulled a muscle? Yeah, um, all of them.
Took me five minutes to walk to the kitchen.
You know, too much exertion's dangerous, David.
If you're in this much pain, maybe you should take the day off work.
Like you'd ever take a day off of work? I take whole days off all the time.
I know, and those are my favorite days.
But if you had to, like, I don't know, stop an assassination or - or prevent a volcano from erupting - That's not possible.
Just for discussion purposes.
If you had to, never in a million years would you take a day off of work.
- Well, what I do is - Important? "Take the day off because you're stiff," that's what you suggested.
I don't even really know what it is that you do, but I respect it.
I respect what you do.
I think that it is important and honorable, and I respect you.
Okay? Just you and me today.
Going for a ride, yeah.
Yay, we'll go for a ride.
- Yeah, we're going for a ride.
All right.
That's all right.
Right arm.
Good job.
Okay, left arm.
Good job.
Good job.
There you go.
Locked in.
All safe.
- Hey, you got a sec? - Sure.
What happened? You hurt yourself? Nope.
You're standing like you kinda really need to use the bathroom.
Well, maybe I do, Ken.
Okay, I'll be quick.
I need a favor.
I need you to take my spot at the HIV Awareness seminar on Saturday.
Ah, can't do that.
I know you hate speaking in public, but Melissa's sick, which means I'm on dad duty.
You'll be great.
I already put your name down.
Ken, I said no.
Don't let me keep you.
We can talk about it after.
I'm saying you can't just put my name down like I'm some sort of name that you put down.
Look, I didn't mean to I'm just [STAMMERS] I'm giving notice that I'm not gonna be pushed around anymore.
[SCOFFS] Well, hey, forget I said anything.
I'll ask Kirk.
He can use the overtime.
Wait, there's overtime? - [HORN HONKING] - [MOUTHS] Hey, sorry.
- All right, all right.
- [BABY CRYING] [WOMAN] Come on, throw it.
There's nothing to worry about, little man.
[BABY WHINING] We got this.
Jeff? Hey, brother.
- How's it goin'? - How about you tell me? Just going to the park with my son.
- I need you to step out of the car.
- Come on, man.
- You ain't gotta do that.
- Out of the car, Jeff.
All right.
I'm placing you under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Are you fucking serious? - [CRIES] - You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
What are you doin'? I'm a cop, man.
What about my kid? Yeah, what about him, Jeff? You have the right to an attorney.
If you can't afford one, one will be appointed to you.
Who's Victor Sabatini? Are we protecting the wrong person? - Rockwell's my stage name.
- Ah.
Do you have a problem with me? You've ruined two lives this week already.
Haven't you done enough? A good story's a good story.
It's not personal.
Tell that to Daniel Sosa.
[CHUCKLES] At the end of the day, I don't really give a damn if something is true or not true.
It's whether or not I can convince people to believe it.
- I'm not a really a reporter.
- No.
I'm a businessman.
This is about money.
I use my celebrity to sell things.
And if I can make people believe something that's very hard to believe, and that only I know the truth [CLICKS TONGUE] I can sell them anything.
What if I told you it was true? That there's a network of Travelers trying to change history, and I'm one of them.
- [CHUCKLES] - What happened to Protocol 2? I would say you were trying to sell me something.
I'm trying to warn you.
Don't do this.
Well, we all gotta do what we gotta do.
[KEYS JANGLE] Let's go, Traveler.
[MARCY] We're arriving now.
On our way.
[CARLY] I'm up in five.
Are you sure it's gonna work? Tested it twice.
We're good.
Anybody ever hear of Protocol 2H? Trev, you know that means I can't talk about it.
The "H" is for Historian.
- That much he told me.
- Please drop it.
But you said that it was Traveler-approved, so I'm curious if these guys ever heard about it.
- Not me.
- 'Cause he takes pills for it.
- So I figured you might know.
- What kind of pills? Jesus, Trev.
Show me.
No, I don't recognize them.
- Give me one to examine.
- I can't do that.
- [SCOFFS] - You don't need to tell me.
- I'll just figure it out for myself.
- Is it something you're ashamed of? - No.
- Then give the woman a damn pill - so we can get on with the mission.
- I can't.
I [GROANS] I'm fine.
I'm not high.
You guys just have to trust me.
All right, I'm up.
[DOOR OPENS] [DOOR CLOSES] [MAN] Your kid was in the back seat and you blew double the limit.
I can't turn a blind eye to that.
We'll, uh, write up an administrative charge for your license, but you're suspended until your disciplinary hearing.
And I'm gonna need your badge.
Where's Jeffrey? Washington Family Services.
He's a regular there now.
Jeff, get some help.
[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] [KEYBOARD CLACKING] [COMPUTER BEEPS] [BEEPING] My screen's telling me the alarm system's gone offline on 2.
[PHILIP] Do me a favor and go check it out for me.
The new girl's on her way, and I'd rather you do it.
[TREVOR] Copy.
You take over.
The boss wants me to check something out.
[SCANNER BEEPS] Any sign of the target? [PHILIP] Sixty seconds.
You know, I kinda wish you really were from the future so you'd know exactly when this assassination attempt was gonna happen and you wouldn't have to follow me around.
Oh, I do know when.
Hang tight.
If this act of yours is to try and stop me from doing this show, I will have your job.
I have first amendment rights.
All clear.
Please, after you.
I'm Kiera.
I'll be doing your makeup today.
- Lucky me.
- [CHUCKLES] [MARCY] It's this way.
ID, please.
Oh, my God.
You're I am so sorry for your loss.
- I have an interview with Drew Clarkson.
- Uh They called last minute, so I'm not sure if they logged it in yet.
That must be why.
Uh, you know what? Go ahead.
Uh, and once again, I'm so sorry.
Studio 41, fourth floor.
Thank you.
Stepping off the elevator on the fourth floor.
[TREV] Got him.
Before you do your interview, I'd like to fact-check you on something.
Daniel Sosa didn't kill Congressman Bishop.
The man was shot with a high-caliber sniper round fired by my team's tactician two blocks away.
Her name is Carly, and she's the one on the video you intend to show tonight.
- What the hell are you doing? - He was shot while having a heart attack, which was confirmed by the autopsy.
If you check the tape, you'll see me by the congressman's side moments after it happened.
You know who else you'll find in the crowd? Your makeup artist.
What the fuck is going on here? You're being given a choice.
You son of a bitch.
I knew it.
MacLaren, knock it off.
If you insist on pursuing this further, I can't protect you.
- From who? You? - Stop it.
If you let it go, find some other bullshit story to sell, - you get to walk out of here.
- [TREVOR] Fifteen seconds, boss.
You've got about 12 seconds to decide.
Marcy, stand by.
[YATES] All right, enough.
- Mr.
Rockwell - You know what, MacLaren? Even if it's true, especially if it's true, fuck you.
Everybody back! - Stay back! - Drop your weapon, now.
- You did this to me.
- I don't know what you're talking about.
My wife, Katie, they killed her because of what you said.
- Mr.
Sosa, lower your weapon.
- No.
Not until he admits the truth.
It was all lies.
Say it.
Say it! - I'm sorry about what happened - Everything you said about me, - you made up, and now my wife is dead! - Listen to me.
It's all true.
I swear it.
Look, tell him what you've just told me.
Her, too.
They're both Travelers from the future.
[STAMMERS] It's all true.
Tell him! - You lying son of a bitch.
- [GUN COCKS] - Drop your weapon! - [GROANING] [SCREAMS] Get off me! [GROANING] [MACLAREN] I'm Traveler 3468.
Welcome to the 21st.
Thank you.
Give this to your engineer when your team makes contact.
Rockwell, they're waiting for you on set.
I'll be right there.
Yeah, we're his entourage.
Break a leg.
That's just what they say.
It's a good thing.
Okay, what just happened? We just completed a mission.
You wanted to meet my team? Here they are.
- We need to arrest him.
- Why? He didn't do anything.
[MARCY] I gave him a memory inhibitor.
He'll forget the last 24 hours ever happened.
And clearly, he was about to kill.
You knew.
That's why we were assigned to protect him.
[PHILIP] Daniel Sosa historically killed Christopher Rockwell at 3:16 p.
this afternoon.
But instead of going to prison, he's gonna wake up at home with a hangover.
You left me in the dark.
We should go.
You need to get him out of here.
You set him up.
I gave him a choice.
You heard it yourself.
Not one he could make.
Not a real one.
You may as well have killed him.
You know Sosa was about to.
Yeah, because his wife was killed.
Because the shooters thought her husband was one of you.
You could have stopped him.
It's completely circular logic.
Actions have repercussions, not just ours.
With every new change, the Director chooses the best path forward.
Yeah, and how's that working out for you so far? Ah, right.
Never mind.
Protocol 2.
You know, I gotta confess.
I knew corn existed, I knew popcorn existed, never made the connection.
[MAN] Why now? [CHRISTOPHER] You know, the influence that you and I have can affect millions of lives.
The fact is, as a journalist, as an entertainer, I've abused that power.
Of course time travelers don't exist.
It's preposterous.
But here we are, one day after an innocent woman was killed because of lies and rhetoric that I spread on my platform.
And I'm here to tell you that it stops now.
[CROWD CHEERING, APPLAUDING] And that's why I'm donating over five million dollars to charities throughout the state, and I'll begin to use my program in positive ways.
Because it's time to be the change that we all wanna see.
[CROWD CHEERING, APPLAUDING] [KNOCKING ON DOOR] - What are you doing here? - Is she here? Your wife? No.
I'll talk to you.
Go sleep it off, Jeff.
I'm sure things will look very different in the morning.
Oh, was that a threat? Doesn't have to be.
You see, I remember things.
I know who you are.
I know what you are.
I wonder if Kathryn knows.
We're friends now.
Maybe I'll ask her.