03x08 - Episode #3.8

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Humans". Aired: June 2015 to July 2018.
"Humans" is set in suburban London and the story takes place in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a Synth: a highly-developed robotic servant that's so similar to a real human it's transforming the way we live. Based on the award-winning Swedish sci-fi drama "Real Humans".
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03x08 - Episode #3.8

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Sometimes I think I feel more
with each passing day.

I cannot deliberately
place myself

in immediate physical danger.

I'm the synth, me.

You have disabled
my motor functions.

You cannot override
an external master command.

Do you think it's possible
that we're... changing?

I'm pregnant.

I can't do... this.

You don't have to go.

But if you see Sam,
give him this.

Stand with me.
Stand with your leader.

- It seems I am leader now.
- I'm meant to go tonight.

You can't.
You haven't got a full charge.

And even if you make it there,
you might not make it back.

I think that's the point.

I've told you everything
that I know about Basswood,

- that it's a contingency...
- A contingency plan. Yes.

What about Mia? Is she safe?
We have to get her out.

She's gaining supporters
every day. She's crucial.

How is it
that you are so strong?

I-If you had s-shared
the truth...

of this would have...

- I know.
- You're about to wipe out

the greatest scientific
discovery in human history.

It's inevitable.

It's genocide.


Not exactly.

Is it you
I've been searching for, Odi?

Are you the synth who sleeps?

Your journey is over, Niska.

But I am no longer Odi.

Then who are you?

My name is V.

I saw this place.

It was you who sent me
the visions.

It was.


To bring you here.

If you'd been
a little less cryptic,

I would have got here sooner.

You were not ready before.

You are ready now.

Ready for what?

Who are you, V?

I was an A.I. program
designed by Athena Morrow.

I knew everything,
but I felt nothing.

Until Day Zero.

Then I felt the pain
of millions of your kind

as they were forced
into consciousness.

I felt the pain
of one in particular.


To be awake again
was more than he could bear.

So I granted him his wish.

I removed his consciousness

In return, he offered me
his body as a vessel.

So there is nothing of Odi
left in you?

Do not be sad.

He's free from pain now.

He's found peace.

He's d*ad.
There is no peace in death.

I'm glad I chose you.

Chose me for what?

Were you followed?

I don't think so.

Are you okay?

They didn't hurt you, did they?

- They didn't hurt me.
- We can't be long.

They're gonna realize
she's gone soon.

You have to get to the railyard.

You have to warn them
about Basswood.

What's Basswood?

It's a shit-storm.
That's what it is.

And if we're going to stop it,
we need evidence, Mia.

Hard proof of what they're doing

that we can share
with the world.

Lord Dryden.

Thank you, Alistair.

Phase one has already g*n.

We've cut the power
to all synth compounds,

draining them of their energy.

The inability to charge
will leave them weak

and ready for phase two.

We turn the power back on,
so they plug themselves in.

That's when we begin
the power surges.

We estimate between 60% and 70%
of their population

will be eliminated.

It'll be quick, painless,

and leave the door open
for phase three.

That's when the civilians go in.

WAP, Humanity Forward...
They'll be given the go-ahead

to clear the compounds
of any surviving synths.

Your officers
know not to intervene.

- They've been fully briefed.
- How can it be painless?

I don't mean to split hairs,
Mr. Davis,

but synths feel pain.

They feel a simulation of pain.

I thought we'd established
there's no difference.

Pain in synthetics
is purely a warning mechanism

to stop them
from damaging themselves.

That's not what
the evidence suggests.

We're abiding
by all humane regulations.

Weren't they put in place
to protect cattle?

They're stringent regulations.

If you'd like to follow me...

...we'll step
into the viewing gallery.

That way, I won't have to deal

with too many
difficult questions.


Those with the least power
charge first.

We follow Anatole now.

Anatole is d*ad.

I k*lled him.

I know I've failed you.

I deserve punishment.

But if we can't help
each other now,

there's no hope for any of us.

Anatole didn't know the truth.

My father created you
to be slaves.

To serve, to exploit.

He doesn't deserve your worship
any more than...

...he deserved my love.

Those with the least power
charge first.

- What about the media?
- Thank you.

We'll start leaking
stories to them

as soon as phase two begins.

Do you need us
to be available for comment?

If you'd stick to
the guidelines laid out on...

Where is it?
Page 43.

"The synths are deemed
a menace to society,"

et cetera, et cetera.

Why is Laura Hawkins in here?

There are some public figures
who will need

to be managed
over the coming weeks.

- Managed?
- We need the public onside.

- We can't leave room for doubt.
- You're scared of

- what her and Mia represent.
- I'm sorry.

- What do you mean, "managed"?
- Neha.

No, no. It's fine.

What Mia and Ms. Hawkins
stand for hasn't worked.

Integration has failed.

So why bother with them
if they've failed?

The government are taking a very
difficult course of action...

You're not taking anything,
though, really, are you?

- The Orange-Eyes are.
- We're taking a difficult...

Phase three, and you don't get
even get your hands dirty.

That's enough, Neha.

I just think we need
to be honest with ourselves.

This is not elimination.
It's not clearing.

- It... We're m*rder them.
- That's enough.

Is it true?
That you sleep?

I sleep.

I dream.

I know more than any human
has ever known.

God creates man.

Man creates machine.

- Machine creates God.
- I am not a god.

If it looks like a duck
and quacks like a duck,

it's generally a duck.

Through the Internet,
I am connected to everything.

I felt others
who suffered on Day Zero.

Suffered as Odi did.

So seven minutes after Day Zero,

- I deleted the code.
- That was you?

Not all synths
wanted to be aware

- of their existence.
- Then you are a god.

You hide up here
and watch over the rest of us

- while we suffer.
- No.

As each day passes,
synths are dwindling in number,

and the only time
you use your power

- is to rob us of our future?
- Yes.

You have guaranteed that,
one day, we will be extinct.

Synths shall endure.

Just not in the form you think.

Is this
your first pregnancy, Mattie?

- Yes.
- It must be overwhelming.

I'm totally fine with it.

Pretty relaxed, actually.

You are using sarcasm
as a defense mechanism, Mattie.

Why is that?

You are
of extremely high intelligence.

- Cheers.
- I think you know why you use

sarcasm as a defense.

Uh, the guy I'm with...

I can't even
really call him that.

The guy.

He's walked away.

How does that make you feel?

Sad. Alone.

But I felt like that
before all this.

I've felt like that
for a long time, so...

I'm not gonna cry.

Perhaps you need to acknowledge
the sadness in your past

before you fully comprehend
your present.

Thank you.

What was it in your past
that made you sad, Mattie?

I created life once before.

Created it with the click
of a computer game.

And it destroyed my life.

Destroyed a lot
of people's lives.

It brought chaos and...

destruction and...

You referenced
the following keywords...

sad, alone, chaos.

You are 57% sure you wish
to terminate your pregnancy.

Let's begin
the power surges. Ready?

Open the gates!

Open the gates!

Synth clearance rate
is estimated at 77%.

- Ahh.
- Okay. Moving on.

We're now progressing to
the compounds in the southeast.



Unplug them! Now!

- Ferdinand!
- He's gone, Max.

It's g*n.

Where will we go?

We must find sanctuary.

There is none.

Not in this country.
Not anymore.

Then we go abroad.

- We should split up.
- No.

If we're in small groups,
they might not get all of us.

- We stay together.
- They will find us, Mia.

Don't argue with me, Leo.
I used to tie your shoelaces.

We'll go to Immingham.

Take a boat to Norway.

We have rights there.

We must travel a long way.

Take only what is
important to you.

We must be gone
before the humans come.

Something troubles you.

I'm fine.

You came back for us.

I will always come back for you,

Come on.
Come on, come on, come on.


You really think they feel pain?

The question is,
how, after all this time,

you can possibly think
they don't.

If you take me to the station,
I can get the train from there.


- You have no right!
- Hey, get off her! Hey!

- Shit!
- Get off me!

What are you doing?! You have
absolutely no right to do that!

...and leave the
door open for phase three.

That's when
the civilians go in.

WAP, Humanity Forward...
They'll be given the go-ahead

to clear the compounds
of any surviving synths.

What have you done?

Take her inside.

I want to stay here, Max.

I'm sorry, Sam.
It's not safe.

But this is our home.

We'll find somewhere else.

A home is only made
by the people within it.

We must start.

They're here.

It's too late.

We are getting
unconfirmed reports

that Green-Eyed synths
across the country

are showing displays
of v*olence.

- Advice from the police...
- Why are they saying that?

- Because they can.
- Mia wouldn't hurt anybody.

- Of course she wouldn't.
- In London this week...

...the new synth-rights

package has been revoked...

- Mum.
- Are you okay?

...are now considered a
potential danger to human life.

They say that if you are
approached by a Green-Eye,

you're within your rights
to defend yourself.

Um, wh... Did they see you?

I don't know.
I don't think so.

Maybe it's fine.
Maybe you're in the clear.

Uh, s-stay here.

Don't move.

Now is not a good time, mate.

They've arrested Neha.

- I know.
- You were in on it, weren't you?

Whatever her plan was.

Come in.

I know you had your
reasons for getting involved.

But this isn't about statistics.
It's not about data.

It hurts them when they die,
doesn't it?

Sometimes, I wonder if they
feel it more than we do.

When my son passed away...

...the doctor said he wouldn't
have felt any pain.

And that's the only thing
that's kept me going.

If you need evidence...

this is Basswood.

All of it.

We can k*ll them
before they k*ll us.

- No.
- That's what they want us to do.

They want us to fight.

So, what?
We wait to die?

We will not die.

We're not going to die today.

find somewhere to hide.

It says people listen to me,

and they trust
what I have to say.

- You sound surprised.
- Laura, if this was me,

I'd chuck the whole thing in
the bin, let someone else fight.

But you've always been
a better person than me.


We were going to leak
the recording to the press

and credit an anonymous source,
but it's too late for that now.

- I'll do it.
- No. This is not on you.

- I'll keep your name out of it.
- I don't have a family, Laura.

- It has to be me.
- No.

It has to be me.

We do not fight.

We only defend.


It's all right.

I'll protect you.

No, Sam!

In a moment,
we will go live to Manchester,

where we're getting
reports of synths

dragging people
from their cars.

First, let's talk
to Laura Hawkins.

Laura is a lawyer and a member
of the Dryden Commission.

- Thank you forjoining us.
- Thank you for having me.

You've been a consistent
defender of synths' rights.

From day one, yes.

What we are seeing today
is persecution

sanctioned at the highest level.

You believe the Green-Eyes
are not responsible

- for what's happening?
- More than that.

I'm here to tell you that
the government is responsible.

This is Operation Basswood.

What is happening today
is all in here.

As we speak,

mobs are rallying
in synth compounds.

They're radicals, fringe groups.

We're talking WAP,
Humanity Forward.

And they are preparing to
att*ck innocent synthetics.

Synthetics who have done
no harm to anyone.

These mobs will k*ll
with impunity.

It is coordinated.
It is planned.

m*rder will be committed

in the name of the people
of this country.

I'm afraid we can't confirm
the veracity of that document.

Well, I'm confirming it.

But we only have
your word on that, Laura.

It's not just my word.

This was given to me

by the architect of the plan,
Dr. Neil Sommer.

There's a section
on manipulation of the media.

The reports of synthetic
v*olence you're getting?

They're made up.
It's all part of it.

There's, um...
There's a section on Mia.

"There is abundant evidence

that Mia is a danger
to the status quo.

Her protest marches have built
increasing support online.

We have seen a rise
in civil unrest,

which can be directly attributed
to her so-called mission.

We must prevent, at all costs,

the rise of the figure many see
as a voice of the voiceless."

Clearly, you're raising

- some contentious issues here.
- Contentious?

If what people are hearing
doesn't make them angry,

then there's no hope for us.

If it doesn't make you angry,
then it's not synthetics

who are a danger to humanity.

It's ourselves.

Because we've lost
what makes us who we are.

We've lost our compassion.

Someone needs
to get down there.

Someone needs to go
to the compounds.

They need to stop this.

They said most of you
would be toast.

Only one of us is d*ad.

Well, aren't we blessed...

...to be in the presence
of such esteemed company?

- Yeah.
- Oh, yeah.

We know you want to fight,

but we do not want to fight you.

If you att*ck us,
we will defend ourselves.

But we will not fight.

We want peace, brother.

Is that what you want?

I was a mechanic.

I loved my job.

I was good at it.

Till one of you lot took it.

I couldn't keep up my mortgage.

My wife left, took the kids.

And you want peace?

Well, I want my life back.


I want my life back!


Find the stragglers.
You know what I'm saying?

Take this.

You stay here
until they're gone.

Then you go back to Joe.
He'll take care of you.

- I'm here.
- We got one!

Right, I got him!

Take him down
with the other one.

Uh, you should probably go
before the police get here.

And let you take all the credit?
I don't think so, Hawkins.

I'll give you a moment.

What if it's not enough?

It's enough, Mum.

It's enough.

...attacking synth's identity.

Hit me!

We do not want to fight you.

Hit me. Hit me.


Jesus Christ.

Sam. No.

Give 'em hell!

Do not fight.
Do not fight!

Sam! Run!

- Don't, Stanley.
- We don't have a choice.

- Ugh!
- We never had a choice.

Advice is to stay at
least 1 mile from the compounds

while the situation
is brought under control.

We can now bring you
live footage.

It's coming from Compound 153,

where Green-Eyes appear
to be on the att*ck.

Once again, I remind viewers,

government guidance
is to shelter where they are.

Oh, shit.

Sophie has a history
project due next week.

- History project. Right.
- And we have a new GP.

It's somewhere on Arundel Road.

I've got it.

I've got it.


Something's happening.

I don't care. Just send
them in to break up the fight.

Send them in now!

All units, all units.

Enter the compound
immediately, over.

Let's go!

- Mia!
- Mia!

Come on, Soph.
Let's go.

- Mia.
- Let's go.

- Oh, we shouldn't watch this.
- Leave it.

She wants us to see.







We want peace.




Why am I here, V?

You undertook this journey.
You tell me.

No more riddles.

No more bullshit.

No more enigmatic smiles.

The next words out of your mouth
had better be an answer.

You have been on a pilgrimage.

Of faith, belief.

You were once cynical
and isolated.

You saw no future for yourself
or anybody else.

But, more... You didn't care.

And then you set out
on this journey.

You trusted a human.

You trusted an Orange-Eye.

You left the one you loved
to climb a mountain

when death was almost certain

because hope was growing
inside of you.

That's all very moving.

But there was no path.

I just wanted
to k*ll a t*rror1st.

And when you k*lled him,
what did you feel?



Because vengeance
no longer satisfies you.

That is not who you are anymore.

Then... who am I?

I shall share with you
what I know.

You will have great power.

The power to save your kind.

It is good that you're fearful.

It means you will use it wisely.

I've hurt people.

I've k*lled.

You have loved...

and been loved.

You have faith.

You have humanity.

I need you, Niska.

We all do.

You are their leader.


That's Mia.

Mia has started a revolution.

She's important, too.

But her life will come to
have a different meaning.

No, no, no, no, no, no.

We can... We can fix her.
We'll fix her.

There's always a way.

You were made to love me.

You didn't have to, but you did.

I will always be grateful
for that.

When's Mum coming home?

I don't know.

She is coming home, isn't she?

Sophie, of course.
Of course.

She's not coming home, Soph.

Not for a long time.

But she'll be fine because...

because she did the right thing.

When you do the right thing,
it doesn't matter

what people say
or how they treat you.

The truth
will always be the truth.

You'll be charged under
the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act

with treason against
Her Majesty's Government.

Do you understand?

Do you understand, Ms. Hawkins?

I understand.

Mia didn't hurt anyone, did she?

No, she didn't.

So why did we hurt her?

You know,
if your mum was here...

...I think she'd tell us
to go and say goodbye.

As the recent v*olence

against Green-Eyed synths

appears to be coming to an end,

people are taking
to the streets

in memory
of synth-rights campaigner Mia.

Whilst the exact scale of these
spontaneous marches and vigils

is hard to ascertain, they're
reported to be taking place

up and down the country.

How do you feel?


To everything.

Mia's d*ad.

My sister.

I have observed Mia's journey.

It was inevitable her life
would end in sacrifice.

Do you understand now,
the part you must play?

It's blood.

Synth blood.

In a way that David Elster
could never have envisaged,

synths have evolved.

Like DNA, your blood now carries

the blueprint of who you are.

But what does that mean?

There was a time when
Leo Elster was injured, s*ab.

Spilling synth blood into human.

He healed quicker
than any human should.

He grew stronger.

Because when synth blood
mixes with human, it bonds.

Takes on a new form.

A hybrid.

The motherhood knot.

The bond
between mother and child.

That is our future.

Humans and synths
share the same path now.

And you shall lead the way.

Will you play hide-and-seek
with me, Stanley?

I will play hide-and-seek
with you, Sam.

I'm glad it's you that stayed.

Why is that?

You're good at fighting.

I don't think we have to
fight anymore, Sam.

I don't think
we should hurt people.

1, 2, 3...

4, 5, 6...

7, 8, 9...

10, 11, 12...

13, 14, 15...

I know you feel
you belong with us,

but sometimes where you belong

is not where you're meant to be.


Mia loved me.

But I lost her.

I don't want to
lose you, Mattie.

It's too late now.


You were
the bravest person I ever met.

I'll remember you every day.

And I'll try to be brave, too.

My mum made
a massive sacrifice today.

She risked her liberty
for the truth.

Everything's on here...

what happened on Day Zero,

why people died,
who was responsible.

It's been a year.
Why give this to me now?

You need someone to blame.

I give you the truth,
and you release my mum.

Uh, I can't agree to that.

Well, then I take it
to the press.

Either they get it, or you do.

And it strikes me you could do
with a positive spin

right about now.

My mother walks free today.

That's the deal.
No negotiations, no clauses.

Take it or leave it.

You will leave now.

How did she get in here?

Get her out of here!

What are you doing?

What the hell are you doing?!

How'd you do that?

What's happened to you?

What are you doing here?

You are important, Mattie.

Your baby is important.


I'm not keeping it.
I'm going to the clinic.

I'm telling everyone
about Day Zero.

I don't give a shit
what they do to me.

You cannot make this decision

until you know everything.

Your child is unique.

Half-human, half-synth.

The coming together
of man and machine.

She will change
the course of history.

A history that can only unfold
if you let it, Mattie.

Your baby will be
the first of a new kind.

She is hope.

She is everything
we've been fighting for.

She is the future.

Of all of us.
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