Young Justice s03e20 Episode Script

Quiet Conversations

[fireworks exploding.]
[cell phone ringing.]
- Stone.
- [Silas.]
Victor, it's me.
How did you get this number? - Does that matter? - Does it matter? I didn't want to start the new year without my son in my life.
Meaning what I want doesn't count, right? If I ask you a question, you don't answer.
If I beg you, beg you to come to a game, you don't show! If I tell you I need space, you ignore my wishes! - Victor! - Goodbye, Dad.
- Don't call back.
- [cell phone beeps.]
[Victor screams.]
Victor Stone! Oh, Fred Bugg has been looking everywhere for Victor Stone Help! Hive drones! Victor Stone needs help! - Fred, what is it? - [Victor groans.]
I'm okay.
Not murderous or anything, but I guess I guess Father Box isn't done with me.
- If it can't take my mind - [gasps.]
It will transform my whole body until I'm nothing but a walking, talking Father Box.
[theme music playing.]
You seem stable for now, Victor.
Doesn't feel that way.
- [Mother Box clangs.]
- [Dreamer.]
It shouldn't.
Your condition is anything but stable.
Guys, this is Dreamer, of the Forever People of New Genesis.
Figured we might need her help to figure Vic out.
[Mother Box clangs.]
Mother Box has run a diagnostic.
She believes your only hope is to place you in the Mobius Chair of Metron.
The what of who? The New God Metron.
He invented Mother Boxes, Father Boxes and boom tubes among other things.
His Mobius Chair is the only thing with a powerful enough connection to the Source to purge Father Box's soul from the technology contaminating you.
She's gone! [Fred.]
Violet Harper has left the building! Stay.
I'll see what this is.
What's going on? Violet Harper/Halo is gone! "Thank you.
Don't try to find me.
" [sighs.]
M'gann said something's been troubling Violet.
I tried to get her to talk to me, but she wouldn't open up.
We've talked, but never about her leaving us.
It is our fault.
Violet confessed to us that Gabrielle accepted a bribe to allow our parent's killers into the palace.
Uh, well, even if that is true, that was Gabrielle, not Violet.
- They're two different people.
- I know.
But I did not react well.
Neither of us did.
Okay, go back in.
I'll find her.
I'd like to come with you.
You're the doctor.
Vic needs you here.
I'll bring Violet back.
I think I know how.
You both need to get ready for school.
Forager must stay with Victor Stone.
And I need to help you find Violet.
It is the least I can do.
Extraordinary circumstances.
Do nothing.
Your resistance is low.
The slightest stress could allow Father Box's advance.
I will leave Mother Box with your friends, so that they may bring Metron to you.
- You're not coming? - I must return to New Genesis.
Hold your ears, Earthlings.
[Mother Box clangs.]
Also, Bear struck Metron last time we saw him.
The presence of the Forever People might not be helpful.
Mother Box will take you to Metron and return you upon your request.
- Thank you.
- [portal closes.]
Mother Box, please take us to Metron.
[Mother Box clangs.]
Y'all are giving me a headache.
No more boom tubes in the house.
Please be careful.
I I need you.
The feeling is mutual.
Is Brion Markov coming? - Is that him? - I think so.
Metron! Stop! [Conner.]
Metron! [Forager gasps.]
My brother and I were roughhousing.
Miss Megan.
Have you heard from Violet? She isn't in school.
Violent's run away from home, Harper.
A lot of people are worried about her.
Do you know where she is? No, I don't know.
Though It must be great to have a lot of people worried about you.
Sphere, can you help us find Violet? [Sphere hums.]
I'll take that as a yes.
[knocking at door.]
[speaking Arabic.]
Gabrielle? Gabrielle! [speaking Arabic.]
[muffled talking.]
I am sorry.
Since surface languages were not designed to be spoken underwater, I know being understood has been difficult.
And I imagine the last few weeks trapped in this tank have been worse than difficult.
Still Are you certain you want to go? You are very brave.
[automated voice.]
Recognized, Unnamed-Meta-Teen-A-Four-One.
[chants in other language.]
Has it worked? My translation magic is quite rusty.
Did you just speak Hindi? Or am I speaking English? [chuckles.]
We are both speaking Atlantean.
But I do not speak Atla Wait.
I can talk! And you can understand me! [laughs.]
Thank you! [automated voice.]
Silas Stone.
A-Four - Father's here! [Groans.]
- Victor, please! You must remain still.
- And more importantly - I knew it! You wouldn't talk to me.
So I asked Dr.
Irons for a favor.
Please, Victor.
You are my son.
I had to see you.
Had to help you.
But not listen to me! Victor, what happened? - The Father Box tech has spread.
- Oh, you noticed? Happened right after I talked to you! - So once again, you're - [loud clanging.]
- [Victor screams.]
- Victor! [Victor grunting.]
Forager's heard stories of the old Promethean gods.
But Forager never thought Forager would actually stand on the face of Gog! We're standing on a god? And we were in his nose? Ugh! - [loud clanging.]
- There's Metron! [Forager.]
Oh, too late.
Mother Box, follow Metron! [Mother Box clangs.]
Now where are we? [Jefferson.]
In the thick of it! Take cover! Who are Parademons shooting at? [Superman grunting.]
My brother.
Your emotions are clearly affecting your condition.
Don't you think I know that? We need to slow this down.
His best option is a medically-induced coma.
That's your solution? Putting me in a coma? It's temporary.
And while you're under, you'll lose no more ground against the Father Box.
You must trust me.
I should do it.
No one else should be responsible for this.
For him.
I will bring you back, son.
I promise.
- [sighs.]
- [cell phone rings.]
Excuse me.
This could be important and I know Victor's in good hands.
- Kon-El? - Hey, Kal.
What are you doing here? - I mean, I'm glad to see you but - It's a long story.
What about you? Well, uh, Apokoliptan forces staged a raid here.
The Parademons attacked local miners and while we were saving them, the Furies boom tubed away with stolen minerals.
It's disappointing, but we'll get 'em next time.
There will be no next time.
The mineral taken here was the final element DeSaad and Granny required for their device.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Granny? Granny Goodness? Hey, I know this is a weird time to ask, but would you be my best man? Of course.
What? Hmm.
5 Kryptonians.
New God Metron must come back with Forager to help Forager's friend Victor Stone.
That is not my function.
That's great.
But we have a friend back on Earth, a human who's being eaten alive by Father Box tech.
I see.
I must return with you.
Home, please, Mother Box.
[Mother Box clangs.]
Hey, we'll talk later.
I swear, no one makes my head spin like that kid.
No one.
I saw your brother this morning.
He had a black eye.
I told you.
Colin and I were roughhousing.
Look, I know the drill.
If I say anything, you have to tell the authorities.
Colin and I could wind up in foster care and separated.
[speaking Arabic.]
King Orin of Atlantis, allow me to introduce you to - You never did tell us your name.
- No.
And I will not now.
It is all right, child.
You begin a new life in Atlantis.
You may choose a new name when the time is right.
Thank you.
Um, Your Majesty, if I might ask, why did you stop being Aquaman? Ruling Atlantis is more than enough responsibility for any one person.
It was always my intention for Kaldur'ahm to become the Aquaman when he was ready.
And he most certainly is ready.
You honor me, my King.
Your work with the Justice League honors all of Atlantis.
News of your Outsiders has reached us here in Poseidonis.
The Queen and I were very impressed.
Particularly with their defeat of Professor Ivo.
They did admirable work under difficult circumstances.
But apologies, my King.
I must take our new friend to a promised rendezvous.
Of course.
Godspeed, Kaldur'ahm.
Yes, I understand.
There's not much you can do if you don't find her before it's too late.
[phone beeps.]
I can't help noticing you haven't said anything about Halo's flight.
I understand that the truth about Gabrielle and your parents must have been difficult to process.
But you should know that the King and Queen would be so proud of you now.
You found your sister.
And the work the two of you have done together as heroes Well, it goes without saying you are living up to everything your mother and father hoped you both would be.
More than that, the leadership you've shown with the Outsiders is having its effect back in Markovia.
Your people are remembering their love for you.
And you're doing your country proud.
Who are you? Silas Stone is Victor's father.
Forager has seen Victor looking at pictures of Victor and Silas Stone.
Is this the Can he This is Metron.
He can save Vic.
There has been a misunderstanding.
I'm not here to save this "Vic.
" I am here to watch him die.
I have never seen a Father Box completely override an organic system.
Such a thing is worthy of study.
Study it? You need to stop it! My son is dying! Death is commonplace.
You know, according to Dreamer, we don't actually need Metron.
Just his chair.
You dare, mortal? I am a New God.
To me, you are 0.
5 of nothing.
If you're really a god, then I guess you can handle this! Put Vic in the chair! Hurry! [Aquaman.]
These are my parents.
Sha'lain'a and Calvin Durham.
We are very pleased you will be staying with us, child.
And I think I can help you adjust.
I'm from the surface world myself.
San Diego, California.
Thank you, but would you mind if I had a moment alone with your son? - Of course not.
- Take your time.
Are you unhappy with this arrangement? No.
No, I'm so grateful for the hospitality.
It is more than I ever received up there.
- But, Aquaman - Please, call me Kaldur'ahm.
- Or simply Kaldur.
- All right, Kaldur.
I think you are the one who is unhappy.
I know you lied to King Orin.
- I - I do not know what the lie was about, or why it mattered, and I am certain your king did not suspect.
You think lying makes you a bad man.
But I have known bad men.
And bad men do not feel bad when they lie.
You are a good man, Kaldur'ahm.
Let's talk about the gun.
That was Violet's gun.
She was the one caught with it.
Let's say it was Violet's gun.
Why do you think she had it? Well, hypothetically She may have wanted to get it out of the house so that the alcoholic who lives there wouldn't hurt anyone with it.
Because alcohol and firearms.
Not a good mix.
Well, duh.
And yet, you were caught using both.
Harper, you of all people should know better than to go down that path.
- Okay, we're done.
- Fine.
You don't wanna talk about yourself, let's talk about your brother some more.
You know, I've seen plenty of bruises on you, but I've never seen any on Colin before now.
- Roughhousing, remember? - Maybe.
Or maybe you weren't there to protect him because you were in jail.
Up to this point, you've been the rock for Colin to hide behind.
But you're a kid, too.
And the rock's cracking under this pressure.
Ask yourself whom your silence is shielding now.
Colin Or your father? I know you're afraid of what comes next.
But I am going to be there to help you through it.
And I believe it can be better than what you and Colin have now.
Our dad hits us.
[speaking Arabic.]
[in English.]
None of that matters.
I thought my disappearance might make you broken, so I came here to fix you.
- Why are you speaking in English? - And so oddly.
I don't want to upset you.
Just give you closure.
What happened to you in Markovia? You don't even sound like my daughter.
I know Gabrielle would've wanted you to see her one last time.
Now you sound like you're not even Gabrielle.
I'll tell you everything.
But you probably won't believe me and you definitely won't like it.
Mother Box! Tell the chair to save Vic! [Mother Box clangs.]
[Victor yells in pain.]
[Victor screaming.]
Did you see that? The soul of the Father Box has returned to the source.
Something similar must've happened to Mother Box-Gabrielle-Halo-Violet.
Careful, son.
Father Box has been purged.
Your Vic is all Mobius tech now.
A missed opportunity for study.
A waste.
I'm starting to see why Bear punched this guy.
I know I'm not your favorite human right now.
But you mentioned Granny earlier.
Is your Granny the same as our Gretchen Goode? No.
And yes.
You're stabilized.
You'll be all right.
I can go now.
[in English.]
You killed our Gabrielle! No, the traffickers killed her and me.
I didn't take Gabrielle's body until after she was dead.
And it's hazy.
But I believe I was trying to fix her when I got - Stuck.
- Stuck? You possess her body, you unholy demon! I do not understand much of what you have told us.
But I do understand you came here trying to give us a gift.
The only gift you could give.
Are you forgiving this thing? [Nadia.]
Hush, Samad.
Everyone reacts differently to difficult times.
You lost your brother.
And I lost my husband to Queen Bee's armies.
And now I know my daughter is gone, too.
I have anger to spare.
But before today, I did not know what had happened to my girl.
You have given me the closure you sought to give.
And for that, I thank you.
I hope you find peace among your family.
I received your message.
Yes, I know my report is late.
But that's because I have nothing to report.
It's been quiet here.
Dull even.
Of course, Slade.
I shall keep you posted.
Tara out.
[phone beeps.]
[theme music playing.]
Shh! - [objects clattering.]
- [glass breaking.]
Dang it! [laughing continues.]

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