01x03 - Chapter 3

Shall we begin?

[children laughing]

[mysterious music]

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[indistinct whispering]

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Shall we begin?

[children laughing]

While you wait, have you heard the story of the poor woodcutter and his wife?

I don't believe I have.

One day, a poor woodcutter and his wife found a crane caught in a trap.

Feeling bad for the bird, they freed it.

Shall we begin?

A few days later, on a snowy night, a young woman in white knocked on the door and asked for shelter.

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The snow didn't stop for days.

When it did, the young woman asked if she could live with them.

They had grown to love her like a daughter.

They said yes.

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The young woman asked for a loom.

She said she would make clothes for them to sell.

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"But," she said, "never watch me work."

[children laughing]

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Shall we begin?

Amy!

David?

[chuckling]

The cloth the young woman spun was fine and beautiful.

The woodcutter grew rich, but also curious.

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[static drones and rumbles]

[screaming]

Shall we begin?

One day, while the girl was at her loom, he and his wife peeked inside and saw that she wasn't a woman at all.

She was a crane.

What happened?

The crane flew off, never to be seen again.

How is your coffee?

♪ ♪

I'll have another.

While you wait, have you heard the story of the poor woodcutter and his wife?

I don't believe I have.

[screaming]

You see we're serious.

I don't know.

[insects chirping]

Ready?

Shall we begin?

Normally with memory work we go systematically, back to front, step-by-step through your life.

We show you that each instance of your illness was actually your power manifesting.

In this way, we discover your abilities together.

We learn what the triggers are, but because of your sister we don't have that kind of time.

So let's focus on the big events.

[stammers] What does that mean?

It means the sh1t that scares you the most.

Now, I've been doing some digging, and I think I found the memory we couldn't access yesterday, from the kitchen.

So if you're ready?

I'll be right here.

[overlapping voices]

[woman arguing indistinctly]

Just talk about it!

I don't want to talk about it, okay!

Just leave me alone! God!

Ugh.

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[indistinct whispering]

Freeze.

What's happening?

Well, this was... you know, Philly and I dated for maybe ten months, and I was... we fought a lot, so I'm not really sure exactly which time this was.

[rattling]

Oh.

[rattling intensifies]

Aah!

Wow.

Freeze.

So I was right.

You're not just a telepath.

You can control objects with your mind.

"Control" may be an overstatement.

What we're seeing here is raw power lashing out, but you can learn to use it, take control.

First we have to find your triggers.

[stammers] What happened right before this?

Right before the fight with Philly?

[distant music]

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This little piggy went to the market.

This little piggy went home.

This little piggy robbed his therapist and bought druggy drugs for his homey.

[inhales deeply]

Do you smell cake?

[door lock clicking]

An astronaut approaches... with baked goods!

Sweetie, Peter and Vanessa are on their way.

Peter?

One small step for man.

One giant leap for mankind.

Hey.

[groans]

David, are you okay?

Mmm, mmm.

Oh, no, no, no. No.

Oh, no. That can't happen.

Don't touch me.

Get off.

She didn't know about the drugs?

Unhand the reptile, Space Captain.

Aw, hey, now. Don't fight.

Let go!

Freeze.

You were a junkie, and you got caught.

I was high, and Lenny and Philly started saying all these things...

You got caught, and you felt trapped.

How is this helping me get Amy back?

Show me what happened next.

[rattling]

What's wrong?

I don't know.

He's resisting again.

David?

It's not me.

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[chuckling]

What? What is it?

You can't... you don't see him?

[chuckling]

See who?

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Who's there?

Ah!

[loud whooshing]

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What just happened?

I don't...

Something's wrong.

He shouldn't be able to...

You saw something.

I don't... I don't know.

I don't remember.

It's just fear.

How is that possible?

All right. Take us back.

We'll watch it again, but this time from a safer distance.

Stop fighting me.

I'm not.

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Did you know the equatorial diameter of the Earth is 12,756 kilometers?

Paul?

No. We're out.

This is right now.

Listen to me, David.

I didn't...

Yes. This was you.

There was something you didn't want us to see.

Melanie, we were in the memory cube.

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Somehow, he teleported three of us 600 feet through two solid walls.

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What are you?

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[placid string music]

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Where did you grow up?

Why?

You seem like a city girl.

I was raised on the 31st floor.

[birds chirping]

Mother?

Yeah, I had one of those.

Father?

A couple.

I think they were intimidated by her.

She knew people.

She traveled in circles.

She was famously smart.

She wrote these essays people talked about.

We had these parties. "Salons," she called them.

Artists with mustaches and men with money clips, like big game hunters trying to bring her down.

We kept their heads instead.

We lived in the country.

Read mostly picture books.

That sounds nice. Trees and meadows.

No crowds.

Do you ever...

What?

Well, it's...

Sometimes, I feel like I have long hair.

Like, from when we... when I was you.

And it's not like I just remember having it.

I reach for it to, like, brush it out of my face, and it's just... it's not there.

Does that... does that ever...

Hmm?

What else?

Sometimes, my balance is off.

Like, my center of gravity and my hips...

Watch it.

No. [laughs]

And...

What?

Well, you know, when we changed places, it was over, like, two hours, and, you know, I had to pee and...

No.

No, it's not...

I know how everything works down there, I just... I...

No. Go on.

No, I...

I didn't touch anything or look.

Any more than I had to.

I just... look, just to be completely...

I did... when we switched, I did...

Well, that's okay. I, uh...

What?

No, I didn't.

[laughs]

I should have, but I didn't.

It's fine.

It's not my body, you know?

It's just how I've come to think about it, if anyone can just come and go.

Isn't that a little sad?

No. Not really.

It's like the soul, you know?

No one knows for sure. Does it exist?

But I've got proof.

We're more than just this.

I've been a Chinese man, a 300-pound woman, a five-year-old girl, but everywhere I go, I'm me.

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Well, I liked it.

Being you. I mean, not at first.

That was really weird and horrifying, but then...

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Looking in the mirror, seeing you...

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Being able to hold your hand...

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I don't know.

He has to take his pills, though.

If he doesn't, he gets in trouble, and they don't... the hospital... they don't know where he is.

You don't really believe he needs those pills, do you?

What do you mean? He has schizophrenia.

He doesn't?

Sorry.

I know you were a bit of a lab rat at Division Three.

I just don't like to be studied, you know?

Yeah.

[device beeping]

Yeah, could you hand me the thingy?

Me?

He means me.

Oh, great. More needles.

I could knock you out, if it'll help.

Thanks. I think they want me awake.

Yes. Awake is critical. This is nothing.

It's a dye to help me track things better.

Sure. It's nothing. It's just a dye.

May I?

Sure.

Here we go.

Little stick.

All done.

Could you maybe not break everything this time?

I'm not gonna promise that.

Okay.

I'll be right outside, okay?

Okay.

Okay, David.

We want to continue to model your brain waves and take some hormone readings.

This time, I want you to think of something... stressful.

The worse, the better.

[dramatic rock music]

Trick or treat!

[children laughing]

♪ Oh, my, my ♪
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♪ Little white lie ♪
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Come on, King.

♪ I swear I'm gonna make it right ♪

One more house, Davey. Then it's time to go home.

[dog whining]

No. No treats.

[dog barks]

King! King!

[dog barking]

♪ Turning way down low ♪

"To bed, to bed," the mother said.

King! Come on, boy. Come on!

"To bed," she said.

King.

The angry boy.

Where are you?

His face turned red.

Come on, King.

♪ ♪

[dog barks]

His face turned red, and, with a cry, chopped her head.

King.

[foreboding string music]

♪ ♪

"No bed," he said.

And snicker-snack... his mom was dead.

Dead. Dead.

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Everything okay?

Uh, yeah. I just...

[static droning]

I was just, uh...

Psst, kid. Hey, kid.

[whistling]

It's sweet, really.

They think they can save you.

What is it?

The speech center of his brain is active, but he's not talking.

You can't be here.

What are you doing, kid?

Stop.

You think you're safe here?

With these clowns?

They're helping me.

Oh, like the hospital helped you?

No. No. I'm not sick. I have abilities.

Huh.

They're showing me in my past.

I have power.

Oh, no. That's good. I'm happy for you.

Meanwhile, who knows how many commandos are gangbanging your sister right in the corn hole, but you're right... that's good.

Work on you, man. That's what matters.

No. Melanie said...

"Melanie said."

You think Melanie's on your side?

That bitch's secrets have secrets.

What do you mean?

Why are you doing this? You're supposed to be my friend.

[in Amy's voice] David, please.

No.

David, please.

Stop it. No, stop it.

They're hurting me with their big, hard...

[intense music]

[rattling]

He's heating up.

Malfunction detected.

[alarm pinging]

Ambient pressure increasing incrementally.

[exclaims]

No! Don't!

Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected. Malfunction detected.

[electricity sparks]

Ah!

He has schizophrenia.

He doesn't?

Amy, didn't you once tell your husband it felt like you grew up in a haunted house?

How do you...

Strange noises in the night.

Things moving on their own.

You'd leave your brother in the bathroom and find him wandering outside, and when he told people about the voices, the visions, they said he was sick.

They locked him up, so you said nothing.

You let them put him in that place when you knew.

No.

You knew there was something else going on.

Something magical.

My brother had issues.

Your brother has psychic powers.

He's a god.

And you let them turn him into a fool.

[no audible dialogue]

And now he's running around free in the "on" position with too much power and no self-control.

And if you have any conscience at all... you'll help me find him so I can turn him off.

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He hasn't called.

I promise, if I knew anything...

I'm not a tough... a tough person.

You can ask anybody.

So this, you, the leeches...

I mean, if I get a paper cut, I have to lay down.

So if I knew, I would tell you.

[soft music]

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[bell ringing]

[gasps]

Syd! Syd!

Syd!

Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God.

David, don't touch me.

Okay, okay.

I'm okay.

Okay. Oh.

Oh!

Hey, if you learn to control that, you're gonna be a world-class badass.

Hey, come on. Let's go.

Are you sure he saw you?

He had, like, a creepy perm and one milky eye.

What?

David, this is very important.

You are not to go back there.

I know, I know, I know, but maybe, maybe, if I can take Syd there, maybe I can bring Amy back.

No. You surprised them.

Next time, they'll be waiting for you, and one of two things will happen.

Either they will kill you, or they will let you go, follow you here, ‭and then they'll kill all of us.

Who are they?

I told you.

They're part of Division Three.

No. That guy with the perm. You know him.

This used to be a horse ranch.

My husband inherited it in the '40s.

Oliver.

If you've ridden the elevator or ordered a cup of coffee, you've heard his voice.

He died?

He built this place with Cary 30 years ago.

Before the Divisions.

Before anyone knew ‭how fast the world would change.

They built it, ‭and they went looking for people like you to fill it.

And they found Walter, but he wasn't like them.

He wanted... to hurt people.

Great story, I just... I don't really care who he is.

He has my sister, and we need to get her back.

David, sit down. Please, sit.

Honestly, I've never seen a mind like yours before.

It's as if your brain is defending itself.

Certain memories, certain parts of your story have been walled off or erased.

What does that mean?

It means I can't do what I need to do to orient you, to train you.

And frankly, I'm concerned that I'm just making things worse.

You're giving up.

No. You're too important.

Why? Why am I so important?

Because we're at war, and we're losing, and you may be the most powerful mutant alive.

You want to fix him so you can use him?

No.

I want to fix him because he deserves to be healthy and he deserves to be happy.

And then I want to use him.

All I care about is Amy.

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Okay.

Okay.

My instinct, given the resistance, is to slow down.

No.

I agree.

I think your defenses are just getting stronger.

I'm afraid we're gonna have to take a much harder approach.

Meaning?

Meaning I want to sedate you.

Not to the point of unconsciousness, but just to lower your defenses.

Give us unfiltered access to your mind.

I need that to figure out ‭what's real and what's not real.

I want to be there.

No.

No.

Yes. When you go in, I'm going too.

We're in this together.

Do you want me to tell you why that's a bad idea?

Not really.

I worry that it's not safe.

Who rescued who from a pool surrounded by commandos with guns?

I just... I'll be fine.

This is my... it's part of my figuring things out.

My therapy.

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So I'm gonna do this alone.

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What did you mean, "the vapor"?

What?

[sizzling]

[howling]

All good in the head now?

[eerie music]

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The pills. The prisoners.

It's always blue.

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[static crackles]

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[dark laughter]

[gasps]

Please choose from the following: soothing tones, white noise, sounds of the forest...

[exhales sharply]

I used to be a junkie, before we met.

Before Clockworks.

I was high basically all the time.

Dimming the lights.

I... I lied to people, and I stole.

We all did things.

You know, my doctor used to say that the word "monster" is not a noun, that to be a monster, you've first got to... do something monstrous.

If you come with me tomorrow, you are gonna see things.

I can handle it.

You will not feel the same about me.

Do you love me?

You know I do.

Then there's nothing else to say.

[soft piano music]

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Everybody in here keeps saying that I'm sane.

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What if they're wrong?

Okay, David.

Show us how you ended up in Clockworks.

You ready?

Just a pinprick.

[howling]

Into the left! To the right!

Hobbly-wobblies.

Hobbly-wobblies.

Hobbly-wobblies.

Blah, blah, blah.

Hobbly-wobblies.

I am not your camel!

[howling]

Faster!

I thought David would be here. Isn't that how it works?

He's here.

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The sedation keeps his rational brain from being here.

The child is the part of his mind that's still awake.

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Hi.

You can touch him if you want to.

Your power doesn't work here. Not without your physical body.

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Can we move this along?

Sorry.

Big score potential.

One last job, and I'm out.

[radio static sizzling]

What did the stars say?

Interesting. Memories within memories.

[overlapping voices]

Why say that?

[ominous music]

[rumbling]

Did you...

[rumbling]

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Uh, guys, I think something's coming.

[loud banging]

Oh! Oh. Ooh.

Did you see that?

See what?

There was a flash, and I saw David.

I don't think that we should be here.

Behind you!

What? What did you see?

What?

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We have to go.

Okay, okay.

Get us out of here.

I can't.

David, come here.

David, wait!

Wait!

Sydney?

Sydney!

[door slams]

David?

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David.

David?

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[no audible dialogue]

[woman moaning]

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David. David, come here.

Come here. Come here.

David.

Hey. David, come here.

[moaning continues]

We're gonna play a little game, okay?

Hide-and-seek.

Do you have a place that you like to hide?

A place where no one can find you?

[door slams]

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In here?

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[whimpers]

David, come here!

Wait.

David?

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Oh!

David, it's okay. It's just me.

[chuckling]

David, you need to wake up.

I can't help us anymore. It has to be you.

Babe, if you're in there, you need to wake up right now!

[gasping]

Ooh.

Hey, hey.

What happened?

Yeah.

We're gonna have a long conversation about that.

Hey, check Melanie.

We got separated when you ran off.

She's still under.

I hope she's okay.

♪ ♪

David. David?

David, wake up.

[uncertain string music]

♪ ♪

[rumbling]

[music stops]

[dog whimpering]

[whimpering continues]

[whimpering intensifies]

[barking]

♪ ♪

Aah!

[groaning]

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

[screams]

Are you okay?

My hand!

Let me see.

It's okay.

It's not real. It's just a memory.

They can't hurt you.

I'm not so sure those are memories.

David?

David?

Mad at you.

I'll always be mad at you.

David.

Why won't he wake up?

[David yelling]

[roaring chatter]