03x12 - The Siege of Murphytown

Previously on Z Nation.

I finally triangulated Murphy's signal.

He was transmitting from Spokane.

I need to know that you're willing to kill for me.

[car engine starting]




[motorcycle engine running]


[motorcycle engine running]

[growling and munching]

[motorcycle engine running]

Who killed all these Zs?


[electric zapping]




[electric zapping]


[motorcycle engine running]

Spokane is definitely powered up.

Not the whole grid, but whole blocks of downtown.

It's got to be Murphy.

He's not hiding in Spokane. He's setting up shop.

He's making a home for Lucy. Any update on the coordinates?

No change regarding the package.

Far as I can tell, they're still heading for the coast.

What does Zona want with a little girl?

Lucy's not just a little girl.

She might have inherited Murphy's immunity.

What about Operation Bite Mark? Any sign of the team?

Not yet.

But I have traffic cams.

Security cameras.

The post office surveillance cameras.

ATM cameras.

And a Russian satellite.

If Operation Bite Mark makes it to Spokane, I'll see them.

[airplane engine running]



What is it?

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

[airplane engine running]

Hey, man! Can you at least warn me before you do that?

Simon? Are you all right, Simon?

Flight is a miracle, not a science.

Is everything okay?

Yeah, everything's fine.

Keep an eye out for Warren, all right? Over.

Everything's fine, right?

Maybe we're carrying too much weight.

You think you're funny, but you're not.

Look at those poor people.

Mind-controlled by a half-zombie sociopath.

No better than zombies themselves.

Being safe or being afraid is an easy choice for most.

A person without fear ceases to be a human being.

Fight or flight, man, it's what propelled us out of the primordial ooze.


Extracting his blue ass isn't gonna be easy.

Guard tower.

Zombie moat.

Electric fencing.

And security at the corners. They've got the numbers.

What about the blends?

How do you plan to limit collateral damage?

It's the Apocalypse, honey.

Whole world is collateral damage.

We can't just kill them.

Those blends, they made their choice.

They chose safety over freedom.

But their safety can cost the rest of humanity its one chance to survive.

I can't let that happen.

I've come too far.

And I've killed too many zombies and humans to give up now.

[electric guitar theme music plays]

♪ Have mercy...

[three gunshots]

♪ ...Oh, have mercy. ♪




[laughing continues]



Get in the truck!



[computer beeping]

The facial recognition software.

Lieutenant Roberta Warren.

Citizen Z, this is Kaya in the sky-a. Over.

[airplane engine running]

Copy you, Kaya. Come back.

Operation Bite Mark has landed.

Oh, great news.

Have you established contact?

Negative. Confirmed Warren sighting.

Moving vehicle with a dozen unknowns.

They look like rough customers.

Maybe she picked up some reinforcements.

Must be part of the mission.

What about...

No. Addy isn't with them. Neither is Doc.

Can you get the message to Warren?

I'll think of something.

All right, keep trying.

We've run into a really strong headwind.

But don't worry.


Copy you. Over.

[airplane engine running]

All right, I'm wanna upset their world order.

Have them second guessing Murphy.

I'll send them a message.

They'll be sleeping with one eye open for the rest of their short little lives.

I need you and your men to kill the power from the dam.

Sweetheart, if you need something broken, we're gonna break it. We are professionals.

So this is the canal.

This is the perimeter.

This is the zombie moat.

This is the front gate.

I want all of the attention right here.

A grisly distraction, perhaps?

[muffled sounds]

What am I gonna do with you?

What are you?

Cuz you're not the boy I once knew.

I can smell the difference in your blood.

I can see the Murphy in your eyes.

What'd you do? Run home and tell your savior I'm coming?

He already knew.

Oh. Did he send you to kill me?

Did he send you to kill me?!



I'm trying to knock a little humanity into him!

Ask him where the lab is.

He may know about Dr. Merch's work.

The boosters. The vaccines.

Do you want to talk to the doctor?



This is for your own good.


Look at me.


Look at me!

Nobody here to help you. Except me.

What's this?

I wanna hear it.

Find Warren.

Bring her to me. If she won't come, kill her.

Well okay then.

Why'd you let me beat your ass, when all you had to do was give me the note?

I don't want to hurt you, but you're not leaving me any choice.

Give him a booster shot of the original vaccine.

That's a bad idea.

He's been pumped full of so many different vaccines, his immune system could crash or go into overdrive.

I need to see what side he's on!

Let me examine his blood.

I need a baseline. He's been bitten, injected by Dr. Merch.

I'll do it myself.



(Murphy) Thomas, your ride's here.

Hello, Roberta.


What the hell happened to you?

It's the new-new me.

Like it?

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh, uh.

No sudden moves.

Barry. Be a real damn shame if he wasn't such a screwup.


Some people just do not listen.

Are you dying?

I am becoming.

Becoming what?


Billy Idol?

My destiny.

Your destiny?

Lording over a bunch of half-zombie cult members?

You say it like it's a bad thing.

What are you gonna do with that, huh?

Make me immune to the zombie virus, huh?

That's what Doctor Merch thought too, and look where it got her.

Bag of zombie chow.

And where do you get off judging me?

At least 10K had the decency to count the number of zombies he killed.

Do you have any idea how many humans you've murdered?

I didn't think so.

And look at the company you are keeping. Wow.


You have your friends like old Red Hand here to thank for the atrocities all up and down the coast.

Hey, we're just doing our part to bring order to the chaos.


Well if you ever get tired of being a nihilistic, murdering, pungent human, come take the cure.

Know what, I think I'll stick to my murdering nihilistic ways.

But man, I do appreciate the invite.

And where is Hector?

Oh, I'm sorry. Too soon?

Should've guessed.

Death, just follows you everywhere, doesn't it?

But I can give you life.

I am not taking your damn blend vaccine. Ever.

You know, my friends here, they could kill you right now.

All I have to do is think it.

But that's not why I came here.

Your old life, as you know it, it's over. Right...



Your new life has just begun.

You can be reborn at this very moment.

You just have to want it.

You are insane.


Am I, Roberta?

The CDC. The lab in Colorado. The Zeros. Operation Bite Mark.

And let's not forget the lovable head in a box, Doctor Kurian.

They were wrong.

All of them.

But look around you.

Look what I have built.

What we have built.

It's over for the human race.

It's over. And you know it.

And they know it.

And I know you.

I know how you think, Roberta.

Don't do this.

I want you on my side.

I need you on my side.

You seem to keep forgetting that I have a species to think of.

Your species.

Not anymore.

Not for a long time.

You need to stop making blends.

You need to give Sun Mei use of your blood, so she can make an anti HZ1 vaccine.


I don't trust humans.

Not anymore.

Think I'll let nature take its course.

Get up, Thomas.

Beating up on the kid, Warren? Really?

Your new friends really are rubbing off on you.

Where you taking him?

Back where he belongs.

To the future.

A future without fear.

You'll never get rid of all the zombies.


But I might get rid of all the humans.

Come on, kid.

Hey, you did good reaching out to me.

Come on. We've got work to do.


We need to be sure about this.

I'm sure.

Murphy spared us. Maybe we can still reason with him.

You don't know him like I do.

I think your vision is clouded.

I think this is not about the mission anymore.

This is about revenge. I know you've lost so many people Don't talk to me about loss!

Girl, I am so past that.

I'm only interested in one thing.

And that is Murphy's blood. And I'm gonna get you that blood.

And you're going to make the cure.

Nothing else matters. Nothing.

Get me to the lab, and I'll do my part.

[growling and munching]

What's going on?

The moat zombies caught a Red Hand.

[growling and munching continues]

[growling and munching ceases]

What was he trying to do?

Looks like he already did it.

Cut it down.

Move everyone inside the fence, even the refugees.

Get them inoculated and armed. The rest of you know what to do.

I told you all this day would come, and now it's here.

We will not be afraid.


I Dit dit dit, dah dah. Dit, dah, dah.

Now, if only someone would notice this genius maneuver.

It's not bragging if it's true.

Where did you go, Lieutenant Warren?

If Hopper's right and Murphy's electrified the fence, how are we gonna cut the power?

Our friends, the Red Hand, are full of surprises.



All clear here at the turbines.

I want to be sure the bridge is secure.

[electric zapping]




[violin music playing]

We're almost out of vaccine.

Seek and ye shall find.

It's beautiful how so many want to join you, Mr. Murphy.

It really shows how right you are.

They crave the peace that you promise.


[airplane engine running]

(Kaya on radio) Simon, come back.

I'm not receiving you. Over.


150...Miles to go? Gallons left in the tank?

The pressure drop is causing us to have...

I'm losing you. Citizen Z, come back. Over.

We're gonna try to fly...

[radio static]


[machine stopping]


Check out this traffic light.

Is that Morse Code?


M-A-R-K. Bite Mark.

Operation Bite Mark.

Citizen Z. He's sending us a message.

Jeez, I hope they know Morse Code.




Frenchy? Who's Frenchy?

Come to Frenchy.

Just a little further.



Warren! Can you hear me, Warren?

Citizen Z, is that you?


Warren, yes! Warren, at last! I have a message from Citizen Z.

Are you Citizen Z's friend?

Yes, I'm Kaya.

Maybe you've heard me on the air? Kaya in the sky-a?


Never mind.

I have a message for you that's critical to Operation Bite Mark.

Doc contacted us with urgent news.

Lieutenant Warren?

Lieutenant Warren? Copy.

Can you read me? Over.


What do you think the message was? She said it was Doc.

Maybe they found Lucy.

What do we do now?

Finish what we came here to do.

[operatic music playing]

[music ceases]


Our way of life is envied.

Hated even, by desperate fearful individuals.

Living without fear is within reach for all of us.

But sadly, some find comfort in chaos, death, and terror.

We knew the day would come when we would have to defend our way of life.

And each and every one of you is worth that sacrifice.

Protect each other.

Protect this beautiful place that we have built.

And remember, be careful out there.

We're still trying to reach Bowden at the dam.

I want both of you up in the tower.

Yes, Murphy.

I need power restored.

Thomas, escort Auerbach to the power station.

Are you up for this, Thomas?

Yes, Murphy.


Okay Roberta, let's dance.






We should talk to them.

Stay down.

If they knew this is what Murphy wants I don't think they care what Murphy wants.

Something's clogging the water intake. ‭[gunshots]

The turbines could be permanently damaged if I don't get in there and turn them off-line.


We've got to get in there.


Hey, get back here!


I think there's been some kind of misunderstanding.


Mr. Murphy tasked me with the maintenance and the operation of this power station.

I'm the one who, who restored the electricity...















You're bleeding.

Are you really here?

Caw! Caw! Caw! Caw!

Citizen Z, come in. Over.

Simon, if you can hear me, Spokane has gone dark.

Repeat. The power is out.

Something is going down in Murphytown. Be careful.

You're flying into mondo trouble.


I forgive you for being recklessly brave.

You're my hero, Citizen Z.


Simon, don't forget to survive and come back to me.


Hold your fire! Hold...



It's Bowden. Open the gate.

Open the gate! ‭Are you sure?

I'll cover you. You get her.


Are you okay? What happened?

Okay, we got you. Come on.


She won't go! We need more help!


Swiff, Jones, get in there!


Grab her wrists.

Break the cable. ‭Pull harder!


[crying] Murphy! Help me!

[crying] Help me!

Come to papa, you half-breed sons of bitches!

[motor running]

[crying] Help me!

[motor continues]

[crying] Murphy!

[motor continues]

[crying] Help me!


[crying] I'm afraid!

You ready for this?

Yes. I'm prepared. Are you?


Come on!

[crying] Don't let go!


[crying] Murphy!

[crying] Murphy, help me!

It's time to die!



[screaming] Murphy!



[screaming] Murphy, I'm scared!



[muffled sounds]


[muffled gunfire]

[whispering] Clear.

Get what you need. Be quick. I'm gonna go find Murphy.

[crying] Murphy! Help me!

[muffled gunfire and screaming]

[muffled gunfire]

You can't be in here.






Murphy loves you.


[whispering] All right, Murphy.

[whispering] I got something for you.

You can stop, we lost the Zs.

You look good for a hallucination.

What are you talking about?

(Murphy) [echoing] Thomas!

Murphy. I have to go.

Where are you going?






[muffled sounds]



[screaming] Murphy!


[screaming] Murphy!



[growling and munching]


Come on! Let's rock and roll!


Come on! ‭[growling]







Knock, knock.


You might want to take a look.

Your lost boys are bleeding out.



They knew what they were in for.

Besides, they served their purpose.

I'm here alone with you.

Ooh, that's cold.

You really are turning into an "ends justify the means" kinda of gal, aren't you?

I have a mission.


Get a new catch phrase, will you?

It's over, Warren.

Look around.

We did it. We saved the world.

Well, okay, I did most of it. But hey, what did you think saving the world was gonna look like anyway Huh?

Saving the world, are you?


You're really taking this "Zombie Messiah" sh1t to heart, huh?

Yeah, well turns out "King of the Zombies" didn't quite fit.

And Savior, it's a little grand, perhaps. But hey, you know what?

I am saving people.

I'm transforming their lives.

Giving them peace.

And isn't that the very definition of a Savior? Huh?

Let's be clear. Savior or Satan, you're gonna give me all of the freaky Murphy blood my doctor needs.

Why are you taking this so personally?

You completed Operation Bite Mark. Mission accomplished.

Sure, saving humanity was a fool's errand.

But that's not your fault.

There's still a lot of survivors out there that need our help.

And now who has the messiah complex?

And you're right.

There are survivors out there.

And they arrive on my doorstep everyday by the dozens.

Begging me to release them from fear.

What on earth could you offer them that I can't?

Their humanity.


Their humanity? Please.

You know what you need?

A nice little juicy bite mark right on your cheek to help you see things more clearly.

Oh. What are you gonna do? Shoot me?

I thought you needed me alive, Warren?

What are you doing?

10K, I can help you.

I can help all of these people.

They don't need help. They need Murphy.

The booster shot Warren gave you wasn't a full dose, but I think it's working.

My head is so foggy.

I'm so close, 10K.

But I need Dr. Merch's research.

I need to test the blend vaccine. Will you help me?


Are you all right?

Who are they?

Don't worry. They're not real.

What are you talking about?

What are you talking about?

Whenever I'm in a bad spot, a vision of you comes and tries to save me.


That's sweet. But we really don't have time for this.

I need your help.

I can't help you.

Murphy wouldn't want you to have any of this.

I need your help.

I can't.



Let her help you.

I'd like to. But you're just a dream.

I'm not a dream.

I'm real.

I'll prove it to you.

You are real.

I told you.

Is that really you in there?

It's really me in there.

Hey, kid.

The safe. Murphy keeps all the blend vaccines and his tests in that safe.

Try password.

Murphy's password is password?

It's Murphy.

Thanks, Murphy.

Put that down.

Or I'll mercy you where you stand.

That's what I thought.

Where did you get that?

Does it matter?

Are you creating disciples or your own endless food supply?


You don't understand.

If I did, I'd kill myself.







Your old life is over. Your new life has just begun.

You are reborn in this very moment because I decided not to kill your ass.

Murphy, Murphy, are you okay?

Are you okay?

Yeah. I'm okay, honey.

I'm just having a chat with an old friend.

Who's the monster now, Warren?

You go see your daddy, okay?

What's the matter, Warren?

Reality setting in?

It's a new look on you.


I don't think I've ever seen it before.

Oddly enough, it doesn't suit you.

[airplane engine running]

Circle the city. I see smoke over there.

Get me closer.

I'm going to set it down on the river, Sully Sullenberger style.

[airplane engine running]

Operation Bite Mark?

It's Citizen Z.

He might have a message about Lucy.


[airplane engine running]

He's going down.

[airplane engine running]

Citizen Z.

When I said don't call here, it was not your cue to jump in a plane.

Mr. Murphy.



Wow, this is so... this is weird.

Looks like I came at a bad time.

But I have a message for Warren.

For Warren?

Yeah. Doc said you went rogue. So, sorry about that.



Where's Doc? Is he still alive? Addy?

I don't know.

But he told me that Lucy's been kidnapped.


By Doc and Addy?

No, by somebody called The Man.

The Man?

The Man has Lucy?

Where? Where is he?

I don't know where he is. But I know where he's going.

We intercepted a transmission.


He's taking her to Zona.

I'm not certain about that.

But I do know that he's taking her to a top secret rendezvous.

And I have the coordinates.

You know what Zona will do to Lucy?

I know.

I need you.

Whatever it is that's in your blood, whatever it is that makes you go and never stop.

Now you need what's in my blood?

Help me, Warren.

He's got my baby.

Let's make a deal.

Where are you?

Where are you? Where are you?

Uncle, you know to call after you landed.

It's common courtesy.


Kaya, you there?


I'm here. You're okay.

Yeah. Things got a little dicey, but we're going after Lucy.

Are the coordinates still the same?

No change.

The Man is still taking Lucy to Puget Sound.

The rendezvous is in 18 hours.

Copy that. You may have just saved humanity.

One more thing.

I missed my period.

Is that a Morse Code thing?

It's more of a...

I'm pregnant with your child thing.


That's amazing!

Don't worry, baby.

The planet's gonna have to take care of itself. I'm coming home!

The last of the surviving Red Hands have been vaccinated.


I need you two to keep this community safe in my absence.

I will be back soon.

With my daughter.


I can't find Hope.

She's gone.

Yes. Well, umm, everything will be all right.

Yes, Murphy.


Clever girl.