01x03 - Origins

[DICK] Previously on Titans...

[GROWLS]

[PANTING]

[RACHEL] Someone killed my mom!

[RACHEL SCREAMING]

[DICK] I'm Detective Dick Grayson.

You wanna talk about what happened?

You need to lock me up.

There is something inside of me.

- [ACOLYTE SCREAMING]
- Something evil.

[SCREAMS AND GROANS]

[KORY] I woke up in a car. And these men tried to kill me...

[GUNS FIRING]

[KORY] Who are you, exactly?

Who the hell are you?

[CHUCKLES] I don't... I don't know.

[KONSTANTIN] Who is she? What do you want with her?

[KORY]I don't know.

[DICK] We need somewhere safe to regroup.

[INHALES SHARPLY] Hey.

[DR. ADAMSON] You're activated.

- Family trip.
- Who's first?

[BOTH] Me.

[HANK] Who the f*ck are these guys?

[GRUNTING]

[CHOKING]

Hank! [SCREAMS]

No!

- [GASPING FOR BREATH]
- [HANK] Talk to me.

You're gonna be okay.

There you are, dear.

[GRUNTING]

[DAWN] Hank!

[SCREAMS]

[HANK] No!

[PANTING]

[MOM] Well...

There you are, dear.

[GLASS SHATTERING]

[KNUCKLES CRACK]

[THUDS]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[OFFICER] Who the hell are you?

Kory Anders. FBI.

FBI? In that outfit?

[CHUCKLES]

Stop right there.

My ID's in my pocket.
Can I reach for it?

Or would you like to?

Take it out. Slowly.

[BOTH GRUNTING]

What the sh1t?

[GRUNTING]

sh1t!

[GRUNTING]

- No, wait... [GROANS]
- [BONE CRACKS]

[POP MUSIC PLAYING ON CAR STEREO]

[BIFF AND SIS] I spy a cow.

Bingo.

- What? That's not fair.
- Is too.

I saw it first. I win again.

Dad!

Come on now. No one likes a poor winner.

What is this freak show?

Manners, dear.

Now, who needs to go before we hit the highway?

Hmm?

♪ Everybody seems ♪
♪ So happy today ♪

♪ It's a sunshine day ♪

Anyone thirsty?

[BIFF] Can I get a soda?

Sugar makes him hyper.

[DAD] Hurry up, Rachel.
We haven't got all day.

Rachel?

Rachel.

[RACHEL] I'm coming.

Come on now, Rachel. There're people waiting on you.

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

Uh, I'll be right out.

- Rachel?
- [REFLECTION CHUCKLES]

[DISTORTED VOICE] Who's gonna help you now, bitch?

Oh, gosh.

Who are you?

[DAD SCREAMS]

[GRUNTS]

Do you know who I am?

Girl, who am I?

I don't know.

Come on.

I have a feeling you'll do better with me than with them.

Oh, dear.

[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

[TV PLAYING INDISTINCTLY]

[DOOR OPENS]

[BECKY SIGHS]

So? [SIGHS]

How you feeling?

I got it. Got it.
Stupid question. I know.

[SIGHS]

I've got some great news.

Someone has volunteered to be your foster parent.

Bruce Wayne was at the circus the night your parents died.

He saw what happened.

[PEOPLE SCREAMING]

[BRUCE] I want to help you.

[BECKY] I assume you know who Mr. Wayne is, right?

And, Dick, there's something else we need to talk about.

The police have been discussing the incident.

They believe it may not have been an accident.

What?

Someone killed my parents?

They suspect. They're not sure.

I'm sorry.

[ALFRED] Master Wayne, do you really think this is a good idea?

The boy's been through so much.

I don't need to remind you that your extracurricular activities are not conducive to taking care of a child.

[BRUCE] I understand, Alfred.

[CONVERSATION CONTINUES INDISTINCTLY]

[GRUNTS]

[EKG BEEPING]

- Hank, I'm sorry. If I hadn't...
- Who were they?

What the hell do they want with Rachel?

I don't know.

You take care of her.

I will find them.

[NURSE SPEAKING INDISTINCTLY OVER PA]

[CELL PHONE VIBRATING]

Grayson.

Don't sound so excited.

Sorry. Caught me at a bad time.

I thought you'd be on a beach sipping on a pina colada by now.

Yeah, something like that. What's up?

Forensics came back on the Roth murder weapon.

There are prints, but they don't belong to your girl Rachel Roth.

Traverse City P.D. called for you this morning about her.

About Rachel?

They had an intruder at the Roth crime scene.

African-American female. Maybe six foot.

Magenta hair.

Apparently she assaulted several officers.

BOLO came back with a match on her at a gas station up your way off the .

Security cameras caught her leaving with a girl

matching the description of Rachel Roth.

And she left behind a body.

I'm on my way.

And Grayson, one more thing.

About Rohrbach, she's dead.

Murdered.

[UPBEAT SONG PLAYING ON CAR STEREO]

[ENGINE REVVING]

♪ Sunny ♪

♪ Yesterday my life ♪
♪ Was filled with rain ♪

That's not mine.

We've never met? Ever?

[SIGHS] f*ck.

You know it's a weird question, right?

Just sit there and be quiet. I need to think.

Do not do that!

What did you just do anyway?

I can feel what other people are feeling.

But I couldn't feel anything from you.

Who are you?

What do you want from me?

I don't know.

Just know that there are people out there trying to hurt you and I'm not.

Okay?

Who were they? Those people, what do they want from you?

I don't know.

Could I at least know your name?

You can call me Kory.

If that's even really it.

You don't know your own name?

I don't remember anything past a few days ago, except that I've been looking for you.

- Why?
- I don't know.

I was hoping if I met you, it would trigger something but, I...

You don't seem to know who I am either.

Mom.

- Where'd you get this?
- Your house.

[RACHEL] What's St. Paul's?

We're gonna find out soon enough.

How did you do that back there?

Do what?

That man... You burned him?

I don't know. There's something inside of me.

- A power.
- I don't really understand it.

- Me, too. It's a darkness.
- A light.

- [INDISTINCT CHATTER]
- [DOORBELL CHIMES]

Be with you in a sec.

What are you doing?

Making sure it's safe.

Paranoid much?

Can I, uh, get you two anything?

Chicken and waffles.

Chicken and waffles coming up. Best in the county.

Miss, can I get you something, too?

No, thank you.

- [TRAVIS] Three beers.
- We don't serve until after : .

[TRAVIS] f*ck you, Daryl.

Travis, leave it.

- Travis, let me go.
- No.

I told you this is over.

- No, it's not.
- Yes.

[TRAVIS] You need to answer my calls.

- You do what I tell you to do.
- Let go.

Excuse me, Travis.

She was taking our order and we're in a bit of a hurry.

Go get us our drinks.

You should go find someplace else to eat.

Go wait in the car, Rachel.

That's right. You go with her, too, sweet cheeks.

Before someone gets hurt.

Go.

- But what if...
- Now.

How about you get the f*ck outta here?

- [GRUNTS]
- ♪ Sunny ♪

♪ Yesterday my life ♪
♪ Was filled with rain ♪

- [BONE CRACKS]
- [GROANS]

♪ Sunny ♪

- [KORY GRUNTS]
- [WOMAN SCREAMS]

♪ You smiled at me ♪
♪ And really eased the pain ♪

[GRUNTING]

♪ The dark days are gone ♪

♪ And the bright days are here ♪

♪ My sunny one ♪
♪ Shines so sincere ♪

[SCREAMS]

♪ Sunny one so true ♪

♪ I love you ♪

♪ Sunny ♪
♪ Yeah ♪

♪ Thank you ♪
♪ For the sunshine bouquet ♪

♪ That sweet bouquet ♪

♪ Sunny ♪

♪ Thank you for the love ♪
♪ You brought my way... ♪

Chicken and waffles. On the house, apparently.

Well, I know one thing about you.

Total badass.

[ENGINE REVVING]

[BECKY] You know the first rule about running away?

It's never about running away.

It's about power, at a time in your life when you feel totally powerless.

I know you don't think that you can handle what you're going through, but you can.

If you just let other people help you.

Mr. Wayne understands what you're feeling.

He wants to give you a home.

That is a gift, Dick.

Give it another try.

Please.

He lost his parents, too.

[YOUNG DICK SIGHS]

[ENGINE STARTING AND ENGINE REVVING]

[MUSIC PLAYING ON CAR RADIO]

♪ Oh ♪

[TIRES SCREECHING]

♪ Mama ♪

♪ No stopping ♪
♪ At the red light, girl ♪

- ♪ 'Cause I wanna Get your signal ♪
- [SIREN WAILING]

♪ No going at ♪
♪ The green light, girl ♪

♪ 'Cause I wanna ♪
♪ Be with you now ♪

♪ You are my special ♪

♪ You are my special ♪

♪ You are my midnight ♪
♪ Midnight, yeah ♪

♪ So sweet ♪

♪ So fine ♪

♪ So nice ♪

♪ Oh, my ♪

♪ My, my ♪

♪ My, my ♪

♪ Oh ♪

[MUSIC STOPS PLAYING]

[SIREN CHIRPS]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[INDISTINCT POLICE RADIO CHATTER]

[SIRENS BLARING IN DISTANCE]

[SIREN CHIRPS]

[SIGHS]

[DOORBELL RINGING]

Hello, there. Can I help you...

You're back.

[GASPS] My Lord, it can't be.

Is this her?

Oh! Look how big you've grown.

It's been such a long time, my child.

Oh.

[SISTER CATHERINE] You don't remember anything?

[KORY] Not a thing. Only that I was looking for...

- [SISTER CATHERINE] Her.
- Mmm-hmm.

Did I say why?

You came here a year ago and said only that she was in danger, that they'd found her.

Who had found her?

You only said you just had to find her. And you did.

And you brought her back to us, right as rain and beautiful as ever.

You came to us just a baby.

You and your mother, Melissa.

You stayed with us for a while.

- You knew my mother?
- Yes.

How is she?

Oh. Oh, I'm sorry.

What were they doing here?

Your mother was worried about you.

She was trying to protect you.

Protect me from what?

I cannot say.

You don't remember anything about being here, child?

That, maybe?

[SISTER CATHERINE] Oh. Mary meeting the divine.

A favorite of mine.

What does Mary see?

Can forces we consider purely theological take corporeal form?

Do you see a figure in the ether trying to emerge?

A man?

Not sure.

[CHUCKLES]

[SISTER CATHERINE] Your old bedroom is at the end of the hall, dear.

What were you saying? Who was chasing Rachel and her mother?

When she was brought to us, apparently Rachel was hiding from her father.

I don't know the details.

All I know is that her mother was frightened and convinced that she and the baby were in danger.

The young woman's fear was quite convincing.

As were the fresh strangle marks around her neck.

Her father, do you know who he was?

Did he ever come looking for her?

I'm sorry.

Oh.

Truth be told, we haven't had much call for this room of late.

It's a bit neglected, I'm sorry to say.

Welcome home, Rachel.

[CHUCKLES]

[SISTER CATHERINE SIGHS] What now?

Thought I'd find the answers here.

Oh, don't give up so quickly.

[KORY] I know I feel danger.

And I can't let her out of my sight.

I just don't know why.

Hey, this doesn't mean anything to you, does it?

Oh, of course. It's from Scooter's Roller Palace just down the road. It's a lively place.

The young people quite like it.

Hmm.

The Lord works in mysterious ways.

[KORY] Huh.

[SIREN WAILING]

Butterscotch?

Manners.

- Thank you.
- Thanks.

[ELEVATOR DOORS OPEN]

[CLASSICAL MUSIC PLAYING OVER SPEAKERS]

[DOOR OPENS]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

Well, hello, family.

Doctor Adamson.

I'm making omelets.

It seems I may have over-shopped.

One less?

We failed.

Clearly.

This being who took her from you is unique.

We have only recently become aware of her.

Granted she is formidable, but she is no Rachel.

We built you better than this.

Any last words?

What's so important about this Roth girl, anyway?

Honey, seen, not heard.

No. I appreciate a bit of spirit.

This "girl" as you call her is far more than that.

Look around you.

Oppression. Indignity.

Perversion.

Pain.

All hidden behind smiles of dishonor.

Her father will reveal us.

When he comes, he will scrub the flesh of this world clean and show us who we really are.

But he can't arrive without an invitation.

He can't come here without her welcome.

But when he does... what dreams may come.

I'd like to see a world like that.

Would you now?

Well, I've already cracked the eggs.

- Be a shame for them to go to waste.
- [SIGHS]

Would you like another chance to bring her to me?

To save your last words for another day?

[ALL] Yes, please.

Research suggests two-parent families have a better chance at success.

How about we get you another dad?

Oh, I wouldn't eat the candies.

Now, who likes cheese?

[UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYING]

♪ Keep it coming, love ♪

♪ Keep it coming, love ♪

♪ Don't stop it now ♪
♪ Don't stop it, no ♪

♪ Don't stop it now... ♪

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

♪ Keep it coming, love ♪

♪ Keep it coming, love ♪

♪ Don't stop it now ♪
♪ Don't stop it, no ♪

♪ Don't stop it now ♪
♪ Don't stop ♪

♪ Don't you let ♪
♪ Your well run dry... ♪

[MUSIC CONTINUES INDISTINCTLY]

[SCOFFS]

Seriously?

You should try some.

Pass. You gonna be long with that?

I ordered a burger, too.

[SIGHS]

That cop you told me about in Detroit.

Yeah. Dick. What about him?

He's not your father, is he?

No, no. He was just a cop who was trying...

It doesn't matter.

He didn't really wanna help me anyway.

So, you know anything about your real father?

Not much.

My mom, Melissa, she never talked about him. I mean, like, not ever.

[MUSIC CHANGES]

I'm gonna change this music before my head explodes.

Well, I need change for the arcade.

- Really?
- All I got.

[ARCADE GAME DINGING]

[AUTOMATED VOICE] Jumbo!

Power bomb.

Extra bomb!

- Hitchhiker.
- Hitchhiker Lane.

Nice.

Um... uh, go for the Camera Sinkhole.

Score. Multiplier.

- I'm, uh, Gar.
- I'm Rachel.

Good call.

- I like your hair.
- Your hair is cool.

Look out!

Jackpot!

- Multiball!
- Multiball! [CHUCKLES]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

[DICK] Excuse me.

Hey.

I gotta talk to you.

Yeah, take a number.

About Rachel.

You're Dick from Detroit.

Where is she?

- Hey, come on. We're going.
- What are you doing here?

Now's not the time, okay?

Why are you here?

Can we talk about this somewhere else? Let's go.

[DICK] Rachel, we gotta get you somewhere safe.

[KORY] Do you know who sent that weird family after her?

Who the hell are you?

I don't know. But somehow Rachel's the key to me figuring me out.

Is that why you kidnapped her?

She didn't kidnap me. She saved me.

- [RACHEL] How's Dawn?
- [DICK] Rachel...

I read what happened online. Is she gonna be okay?

[KORY] Who's Dawn?

I really can't talk about this right now, okay?

The cops are looking for you.

They think you killed your mom.

[KORY CHUCKLES] That's news.

I may have failed to mention...

[SIGHS] And they're looking for you, too.

Assault on multiple officers. Arson.

And not to mention kidnapping.

Like I said, she didn't kidnap me, she saved me.

When you didn't.

Well, that's technically true. Dick.

Gee, that's a new one.

I'm not going without her.

Mmm. What she said.

[DICK SIGHS]

Can you please tell me what the hell is going on?

- You left me.
- No, I didn't.

You might as well have. You were going to.

- Rachel, I wasn't.
- I read the note.

- Look...
- You were just gonna leave me with them?

- I just need time to figure things out.
- Stop.

- Rachel.
- [DEMONIC VOICE] Stop lying!


[CAR ALARMS BLARING]

I need to go back to the Sisters!

[DICK] Okay.

Okay. Come on, let's go.

[TIRES SCREECHING]

[BECKY] Stealing private property.

Operating a vehicle underage.

Are you listening?

We're talking about a class-A misdemeanor at best.

You could spend time in juvie.

People could've gotten hurt, Dick.

[SCOFFS] If it was anyone else they'd press charges, but you've lucked out.

Mr. Wayne isn't interested in sending you to jail.

Listen... [SIGHS] You can't keep running away like that.

I'm not running away.

- I'm searching.
- For what?

Answers.

- Answers for what?
- To who killed my parents.

- The police are doing their best...
- No, not the police!

I have to be the one who finds them!

- Why?
- So I can kill them.

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

Rachel.

I don't know what to do.

What set you off? Were you scared?

Was I scared?

I'm always scared.

- Listen, I need you to...
- What?

Trust you?

Other people can help, is that it?

No, they can't.

They'll just make promises... but in the end they'll fail.

They'll all leave.

Just like you.

[SIGHS]

Yeah. You're right.

What?

You're on your own.

No one can help you. Not really.

I was just like you once.

I thought if I leaned on someone, if I trusted them, all the pain would go away.

I was wrong.

And anyone that tells you any differently is lying.

The loss is here for good now.

There's no getting over it.

But you can control it. You can channel it.

No one else can do that for you.

Just you.

I think I need to stay here a while, okay?

Yeah. Sure.

[DICK] Oh, she needs a minute by herself.

God is with her.

- Right.
- Hmm.

When she was a girl, did she ever show signs of any, um...

- Any, um...
- Any what?

Nothing.

[CAR ENGINE REVVING]

There you go.

- Is it okay?
- Hmm?

To drink in here?

Oh, I won't tell if you won't.

Feeling better?

Your friend said you needed some time.

Yeah. Thank you, Sister.

You slept with her every night.

[SISTER CATHERINE CHUCKLES]

Oh, this is just so unexpected.

Seeing you back here.

Truth is we should never have let you go in the first place.

But you're safe here.

And you always were.

Aw.

I'm so glad that you've come home.

That's a good girl.

You just sleep.

[HUMMING]

[TAPE WHIRRING]

[KORY ON TAPE] November th, .

Log entry . .

My efforts to locate and secure the girl

has led me to a terrestrial religious convent in Covington, Ohio,

where she and her mother took refuge eight years ago.

They knew the girl only as Rachel.

Evidence suggest

a Russian human-trafficking ring operating out of Europe

supplied Rachel and mother with new last names.

I'm flying to meet my contact in Vienna tomorrow.

- [TAPE SKIPPING]
- I'm not...

[TAPE STOPS PLAYING]

[GASPS]

[SPEAKING OTHER LANGUAGE]

[SISTER CATHERINE] Rachel.

Rachel.

What happened?

I gave you something to relax you.

You'll feel a little lightheaded. It's normal.

We're almost there.

[RACHEL SIGHS]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[SHUSHING] Easy, child.

Easy.

Where am I?

I promised you'd be safe here, didn't I?

And here you are. Safe.

- What happened?
- Just... [SHUSHING]

We thought if we could get you far enough away from him...

You were just a baby after all.

We were weak.

It may not make sense now, but you'll eventually understand.

And I promise, it's for the best. He won't find you here.

I wish there were another way.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

[GRUNTS] What are you...

What are you doing?

Sister?

We all must make sacrifices, child.

Let's go.

[DOOR LOCKING]

[WINCES]

No!

- No!
- [BANGING ON DOOR]

[KORY SPEAKING OTHER LANGUAGE]

- [DICK] Hey!
- [GASPS]

You stole my car. I like my car.

[IN ENGLISH] How did you find me?

There's an app for that.

- This place yours?
- Think so.

How long you been looking for Rachel?

A few months, I thought.

Seems like a lot longer than a few months.

You think?

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING]

[KORY SIGHS]

This yours, too?

What's that writing?

[SPEAKING OTHER LANGUAGE]

What does that mean?

[IN ENGLISH] I have no idea.

Where did you say you were from again?

I didn't.

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKS]

[BANGING ON DOOR]

[RACHEL, MUFFLED]
Somebody, let me out please!

No!

[SCREAMS]

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

[DISTORTED VOICE] Rachel.

[NORMAL VOICE] No.

- Look at me.
- [GASPS]

That's better.

[RACHEL] Somebody, let me out, please!

No one's coming for you.

They locked you up.

They thought they could protect you.

"She'll be safe here.

He won't find her here."

But they were wrong.

No!

[LAUGHS]

No one wants you, Rachel.

You couldn't save your mother.

Her brains got blown out right before your eyes, and you did nothing.

Shut up!

Dawn is dying because of you.

Who's next?

[PANTING]

People around you aren't safe.

Accept it.

[CHUCKLING MENACINGLY]

Let me in, Rachel.

You are alone.

I'm all you have. [LAUGHING]

Let me in.

Raven is the first species of birds to be mentioned in the Torah.

[DICK] A man came after Rachel.

He had a raven tattoo on his back.

[KORY] Rachel's birthday...

The mortality rate spikes every year on that day.

Ever since she was born, over , additional dead worldwide.

[SPEAKING OTHER LANGUAGE]

[IN ENGLISH] I think she's part of a prophecy.

[BREATHING HEAVILY]

No one will hurt you.

[CHUCKLES]

Let me in.

No one will hurt you.

You won't be weak.

You won't be scared...

[BED RATTLING]

...ever, ever again.

Look at you.

You're weak, fearful.

Trust me.

Let me in, Rachel.

I can help.

Trust me.

I'm here.

They left you, but I'm here.

Let me in!

[SCREAMING]

She's the Destroyer of Worlds.

[SCREAMING]

[GROWLS]

[LOUD EXPLOSION]

Rachel.

[WINGS FLUTTERING]

[BIRDS SCREECHING]

[PANTING]