04x11 - The Beginning, Pt. 2

Episode transcripts for the 2015 TV Show "12 Monkeys". Aired January 2015 - July 2018.
A man makes a risky journey back in time from the year 2043 to prevent the release of a deadly plague that will cause the death of over 90% of the world population. Based on the 1995 film.
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04x11 - The Beginning, Pt. 2

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[intense dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[power thrumming]

♪ ♪

- [men yelping]
- [thunder crackling]

Lock and load, ladies.

Hey... there!

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[men shouting, groaning]


We have two of them
pinned down in sector seven.

[men groaning, grunting]

[breathing hard] We're in.

Ms. Goines, there should be
a processing terminal

where they calculate
their splinter jumps.

Communication [murmurs]...
Processing, processing!


Found it. Extracting
the primary code now.

[intense music]

♪ ♪


- We're cut off.
- Is there another way?

Back the way we came.

Take us an hour.
This'll all be over by then.


Here they come!

Drop 'em!

Come on, come on.




♪ ♪

[sounds of pain continue]

Fall back.

- [grunts]
- Fall back!



[men grunting]

Well, this is a quick-ass trip.

Cassie? Jones.

There's too many of them.
We're getting out.

Jones, Cole's in trouble.
He needs The Daughters.

[intense music]


[both grunts]


[sounds becoming muffled]


I need more a*mo!



[g*n clicking]

[soft, dramatic music]





♪ ♪

[keyboard clacking]

Command, section four secure.

We have the machine.

[indistinct radio chatter]


[sinister chords]

♪ ♪


You know, the sad reality of luck

is that it can only be defined

by how long... it doesn't last.

♪ ♪

[whispers] Please, come on.

[haunting music]

[whispering] Please. Come on.

♪ ♪

- [b*llet whooshes]
- [grunts]

[body thuds]

[crowd shouting]


[dramatic music]

♪ ♪


"And I come back to you now,

at the turn of the tide."

Holy shit.

Radio Egg, I'd like to request a song.

Copy that, Chicken.

- [laughs]
- [snorts]

- Yes!
- What are you doing?

Uh, yeah.

Good morning, Titan!

This is J.H. Bond coming
at you from WKRP in .

I'ma rockin' the time stream
from A.M. to P.M.,

from BC to AD.

Now, this one goes out
to Tired in Titan,

the sleepy, dulcet tones
of Olivia Kirschner.

Long time listener, first-time Witness,

with a face for radio
and a voice for NPR.

Surprise, bitch!

[Simple Minds' "Don't You" playing]

- ♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey ♪
- [power thrumming]

♪ Ooh ♪

- [laughs]
- ♪ Won't you ♪

- ♪ Come see about me ♪
- [whistling]


[all screaming]

♪ Da uh uh ♪

♪ Pull us apart ♪

- [screaming continues]
- ♪ When the light gets ♪

♪ Into your heart, baby ♪

♪ Don't you ♪

♪ Forget about me ♪

♪ Don't, don't, don't, don't ♪

- ♪ Don't you ♪
- [g*n]


♪ Forget about me ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I say la ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

♪ La la la la ♪

[dramatic music intensifies]

[f*re crackling]

[indistinct chatter]

Didn't think The Daughters
ever came this far east.

What do you want?

An army.

[scraping sound]

You told Max that you
and I are old friends?

- We will be...
- [laughs]

- One day.
- Is that so?

Look, I respect the trades
between our two camps...

That's good stuff.

The Daughters pass through,
I pay it no mind,

but here you are, the old gypsy,

looking to, what... tell my future?

Spoiler alert, Teddy.

You don't have one.

[soft, dramatic music]

So you know some things about me.

My family's shit, my Wilson's disease.

We got... we got a knife
that looks the same.

- It is the same.
- No, no.

"Witness"? "Messengers"?

"Time travel"?

That is some "Twilight Zone" bullshit.

For Christ's sake,
I'm too old for this shit.

- [bang]
- [sighs]

♪ ♪

What the hell is that?

The part where we run.

[music escalates]

- [grunts]
- [boom]

[snorting, laughing]

[indistinct shouting]



What is this?

A last chance for you and I
to save the world, kiddo.

[wheezy laugh]

The old lady said we'd
wind up on the same team,

that I should put
old business behind me.

Now clearly, she was telling
the truth about... well, shit,

look at this.

Who are you two?

Why shouldn't I just
drop you right here?

[thunder booms]

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

'Cause we're West .

Always have been.

♪ ♪

We're ride or die.

♪ ♪

[loud booming, crackling]

[suspenseful music]

We gotta take out a power station.

It's at the base
of the tower over there.

Might be the only way
to stop the apocalypse.

Wanna blow some shit up?

- Lead the way.
- Let's do it.

Let's go, boys.

Time to save the world.

♪ ♪

- [beeping]
- It's done.

I got it.

- We gotta go.
- Okay. Okay!

Jones, we processed the code.
We're on our way back.

Cole, where are you?

We're on our way to the power station.

- If we don't make it...
- We need a backup plan.

[heroic music]

♪ ♪

Jennifer and I will
head up to the controls.

- Cassie...
- We'll be careful.

Take this.

♪ ♪


[sparks sizzling]

- [loud crackle]
- [gasps]


[ominous chords]




[grunts, coughs]

- [yells]
- [gasps]


♪ ♪

[both grunting]

[power sizzling, thrumming]

[lightning crackling]

[wind howling]

[intense music]

♪ ♪

[both grunting, yelling]


[grunting, gasping]


[electricity crackling]



[Cassie groaning]

Did you make it?

[both grunting]

[Cassie groans, gasps]


[coughs, gags]

♪ ♪

Cassie, are you all right?

♪ ♪

We have to sh**t the core.

We gotta rush them.

Yeah. We'll probably get k*lled.

Let's go.

[intense, dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[Cassie gasping, wheezing]

I envy you, Cassandra.


I've never loved anything.

The Forest has always been for me,

never anybody else.

But you...

- [gags]
- You have more need of it

than I do. All I've done is witness.

But you, till this moment,

you've lived.

[weak gasp]

[both grunting]

[both grunting]


[crowd shouting]


- [both grunt]
- You took my friend...

♪ ♪

My family...

♪ ♪

[men yelling]

sh**t the core!

[men screaming]



My son.


♪ ♪

[electricity crackling]

We're running out of time.

Sequence is almost complete.

♪ ♪

It's gonna blow! Move!


[alarms blaring]

♪ ♪

[eerie music]

♪ ♪

[steady beeping]

♪ ♪

[electricity crackling]
[beeping continues]

[ominous music]

Can you see it?

The forest... it's nearly here.


[alarm blares]

[booming, crackling]

[dark music]


♪ ♪

You're too late.

It's drawn all the power it needs.

Now all we have to do is wait

till the end of time.


[Cassie choking]

[power thrumming]

Soon, you and him will
be in that house forever.

- [gagging]
- I know

it's your perfect moment.

[Cassie wheezing, gasping]


this is.

[prolonged shrieking]


[screaming fades]


- [thud]
- [liquids splash]

Hey, the tower's still going.

Cassie, are you there?

I'm here, I'm here, I'm at the controls.

Thank God.

Shut it down.


[sounds muted]

[soft, haunting music]

♪ ♪


[haunting music continues]

♪ ♪


I'm sorry.

[dark, melancholy music]

♪ ♪

[crashing, whooshing]

[crashes, electricity crackling]

[haunting music]

♪ ♪





You can end this.

[wind howling]

We can have forever.

[shaky breathing]


Then don't.

[wind howling]

You and me,

we can go, we can hide
in that house forever.

[wind moaning]

We can raise a son who never dies.

We can have it all,

until it means nothing,
because it never ends.

[heavy, sad music]

We'll be together forever...

until we can't even remember

what it feels like
to find each other again...

after an hour,

minute, a second apart.

[wind moaning, whistling]

I'll go with you, Cassie.

We can have forever...

or we can have now,

with an ending...

that makes it real.

[beeping continues]

- [power thrumming]
- [energy building]


♪ ♪

Give us an ending.

[melancholy music]

♪ ♪

[whooshing, static crackling]

[sweeping music]


♪ ♪

[both grunting]

♪ ♪

[uplifting music]

♪ ♪

Titan is ours.

[laughs, snorts]

[dramatic flourish]

[quiet orchestral music]

♪ ♪

[chorus sings]


♪ ♪

There's something about its eyes.


♪ ♪

Her blood contains a dormant
form of the Kalavirus.

The origin. [echoing]

Inside that old meat,
centuries-old virus...


I was a thing in a box.


[orchestral music continues]

♪ ♪

To ensure the end...

we must preserve the beginning.

Each one of us who have played a part

in getting James to his final moment...

we will need to preserve
what's left of causality

or everything will have been for naught.

That means, for each of you,

you must return to your
timeline of origin

to continue on.

♪ ♪

That was weird.

[scoffs] Gonna get a whole lot weirder.



I know you...

From TV, you're the...

you're the doc from the CDC.

[soft, dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[whispering] You are a good man.

♪ ♪

Still got it.

- [laughs softly]
- [sniffles]

So now what, uh...

I have a cycle to whatever?

You and I

have got a whole lot of shit to do.

I'll coach you through it.

[laughs softly]

♪ ♪

Gonna be a hell of a performance.

Yeah, look.

Say you sh**t me.

- I'm sorry?
- You sh**t me.

Now I'm apologizing.

I... I forgive you.


Just make sure you keep the safety on.

So this is my reward for all this shit?

- I get sh*t?
- [laughs]

You know, with my luck,
you'd probably miss and

screw this whole thing up, man.

- Listen, I just wanna say...
- Don't, don't, don't, don't.


I don't wanna waste
my good-bye on this you.

I wanna save it

for the one that needs it.

We did the right thing
though, didn't we?

In the end.

[soft music]

♪ ♪


We did it the right way, brother.

♪ ♪

[power-up thrumming]

♪ ♪




[gentle piano music]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

[whispers] I'll see you soon.



Ms. Goines?

The Daughters...

my daughter will be exceptionally lucky.

Hannah was...

will be an amazing woman,

because of you.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


The actor does not say
good-bye to her audience,

only good-night, and then wakes up,

and does it all over again.

[laughs softly]

♪ ♪


[stirring music]

♪ ♪

See you, old girl.

You're gonna like this... [giggles]


Whoo! [screams]

[voice echoes]

♪ ♪


I remember...

the first night we met.

I was waiting in your car.

I watched you walk across
the parking lot,

on your phone,


- I was already in love with you.
- [laughs] Oh...

I remember thinking,

"I'm about to ruin her life."

No, no, you didn't.

- Now...
- [sighs]

I get to give it back to you.

You'll be a doctor again.


You'll be able to stay out in the sun.

You don't have to look
over your shoulder anymore.

♪ ♪


You and me...
we didn't get a lot of time.

♪ ♪

But we lived a lifetime together.

♪ ♪

[whispers] I love you.

[sweeping music]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- [sobs]
- Go on.

My name is Dr. Cassandra
Railly of the Maryland CDC.

We're working on containment
of the Kalavirus

at the CDC station in Baltimore.

Jones, if you can hear me,

the plague starts with Leland Goines,

security designation: Frost.

But we are the true
architects of the plague.

The Army of the Monkeys...
they're watching me.

I'm running out of time.

The answer is among you.

Please, Cole, remember...

death can be undone.

Love cannot.

♪ ♪

[keyboard clacking]

I thought you said
you were done with that thing.

I am now.

Titan's system has processed the code.

Our machine is ready.

How about one more smoke?

[murmurs] Watch it...

All right.


[chuckles softly]

- [case snaps]
- You know,

I always meant to ask you

where you got these things.

At Raritan. I planted tobacco.

Out back.

Next to the cucumbers.



thank you.

You made a promise,

which you kept...

that we see the end together.

And we have.

You know,

I don't think I've ever

told you what you mean to me.

I, uh,

I had two mothers.

I'm glad that you're here with me,

at the end.

[gentle piano music]

♪ ♪


[foreboding music]

♪ ♪

[keyboard clacking, computer chirping]

♪ ♪

Initiate Splinter Sequence.

[thunk, power-up thrumming]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[triumphant, epic music]

♪ ♪

It's never been about if.

It's always been when...

when we'll face the next epidemic

or the next pandemic.

In Athens, BC, typhoid.

A thousand years later,
the Justinian plague

ravages the Byzantine Empire.

In the th century, the Black Death

destroys most of Europe.

Ancient history, right?

Not exactly.

- [phone rings]
- Dr. Railly.

You know, I might be
getting the hang of this.

I had to push through, though.

I feel kind of out of it today,

like there's something
I forgot to do or...

something I'm supposed to do.

I don't know, I'm probably just tired.

I'm gonna go home and crash,

see how I feel in...



Let me call you back.

[low rumble]

[soft, dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[faint bell ding]

[indistinct chatter]

♪ ♪

I'm sorry, ma'am, I got nothing.

No, there... there has to be.

There's no James Cole anywhere.


Suite . It's a permanent residence.

Yeah, they stopped
selling off those rooms

back in the s.

♪ ♪


[breathing heavily]

[sirens wailing]

You can't get back to
a place you've never been.

[pen scratching]

Can't travel through time,

except second by second.

And if there is a future,

it's because of you,

because of them.

[cheers and applause]

The family I loved,

but never knew.

♪ ♪

In this future,

most never met,

but some were meant to.

Brilliant minds,

passing the day with simple routines.

And if you believe in fate,

you might believe that

sons are fated to their fathers...

♪ ♪

And brothers to their brothers.

[men grunting]

We change some...

[glass shatters]

- And some...
- [snickering]

Not at all.

[sweeping, emotional music]

♪ ♪

Some just lived for each other...

[cards flapping]

For their children.

♪ ♪


in another lifetime,

we saved billion.

♪ ♪

But in this time,

this life,

I'm happy saving one at a time.

Low dose of antibiotics.

I think she'll be just fine.

[soft music]

♪ ♪

And at the end of each night,

for a reason I still
can't quite remember...

there's a thing that
I say to the sunset...

a hope

that I speak out loud.

See you soon.

[soft, dramatic music]

♪ ♪

[seagulls cawing faintly]

♪ ♪

[waves crashing faintly]

[mysterious music]

♪ ♪

[waves rushing]

Well, it ain't heaven.

Just the Keys.


Hi, Otter Eyes.


Is this real?

Kind of the wrong one to ask.

What did I always say to you
about endings?

The right one...

It's the one... the one that you choose.

But sometimes,

it's the one someone else
chooses for you.

[dramatic music]

There may come a day when
a single life for billion

is one too many.

♪ ♪

Consider this, then.

No matter what, save the one.

♪ ♪

I thought you said
you were done with that thing.

I am now.


She scrubbed you from the timeline.

Primary code initiated...

with one minor edit to causality.

This you... the last you...

she made sure
time spit you out somewhere.

♪ ♪

What use are the unwritten
laws of the universe

if you can't break at least one?

What about the risk?
What... what about...

manipulating time?

Oh, time knows.

[voices whispering] Time... time...

But it also knows

it owes you one.

♪ ♪

I'm alive?

You're alive.



[both laughing]

You were never crazy.

You were the best of all of us.

♪ ♪

Tell her I said hi.

["These Arms of Mine"
by Otis Redding playing]

- ♪ These arms of mine ♪
- [laughing]

Where are you right now?

Somewhere safe?

Warm? Next to someone you love?

♪ Lonely and feeling blue ♪


all that will be gone.

♪ They are yearning ♪

Time passes how it's meant to.

♪ Yearning from wanting you ♪

[gentle music]

♪ ♪

[soft sound]

All that matters...

is now.

♪ ♪

Happily ever...


[light notes]

♪ ♪

[stirring chords]
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