03x13 - The Barrier

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Zoo". Aired June 2015 - September 2017.
A young American zoologist, who offers safaris in Africa, begins to notice the animals' strange behavior and searches to find out what's causing a rash of violent animal att*cks before these att*cks become more coordinated and ferocious. "Zoo" is based on the novel of the same name.
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03x13 - The Barrier

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JAMIE: Ten years ago, the
animal population mutated,

endangering human life on the planet.

Our team managed to cure the animals,

but at a terrible cost.

In an attempt to return
the planet to the animals,

a secretive group called
the Shepherds released a gas

that sterilized all of humanity.

And then, lab-made
creatures called "hybrids"

devastated the West Coast,

so a massive barrier was constructed

to protect the rest of North America.

But new breeds have started to appear,

so we reassembled our team.

We battle on many fronts,

searching for a cure to sterility

while racing to stop the hybrids

and the rogue Shepherd who created them

to end the human race.

The fight for mankind's
survival has just g*n.

Previously on Zoo...

We're on the wrong side of the
barrier. In the hybrid zone.

LOGAN: Guys, listen, whatever
you're gonna do, do it fast.

We have less than two
hours before Garrison orders

m*ssile strikes to take out
the beacons and the nests.

JACKSON: We have to get
the d*ad man's switch

to the command center.

Still a whole lot of
hybrids between us and it.

Then we build the pheromone diffuser.

SAM: Lure the hybrids
away, clearing a path

from here to the barrier
for everybody else.

ABRAHAM: All we have to do

is get that child to the barrier

and we can end sterility.

JACKSON: I had a family
once... A wife and a son.

- Clem and the baby are gonna be fine.
- I know.

I'm sorry, Jackson.

ABIGAIL: Your world is burning down.

I've won.


That boy you just sent
tumbling over the cliff,

his name isn't Sam.

It's Connor.

Your son.

The d*ad man's switch should
be able to turn off the beacons.

Let's hope the world lasts
long enough to find out.

- Status report.
- Lima's not responding.

We're losing ground in Hong
Kong, troops falling back.

Berlin is suffering civilian casualties;,

requesting backup.

How many beacons are active?

12. Only one is still dark.

The U.S. beacon in St. Louis.

Are there any nests on
the east side of the wall?

No. We've eliminated them.

There are plenty of hybrids out there,

and every single one of them

will be charging the barrier

if the beacon in St. Louis turns on.

LOGAN: North America's safe for now,

but none of that will matter
if we exceed the nest threshold.

That's game over for everyone.

You and that piece of mad science

are our last hope.

Great. No pressure.

[device beeping]

Garrison said I'd find you here.

They wouldn't let me go
back out to look for him.

You all patched up?

They have very good doctors here.

Even better meds.

Any sign of Jackson and Sam?

No, not yet. No hybrids, either.

They must have drawn them away
with Sam's pheromone diffuser.

You try calling them?

No answer.

Their phones must still be affected

by the EMP.

I'm sure the effects will wear off soon.

I'll keep trying.

Sir, I'm trying to input new
data, but the operating system

- isn't responding.
- Same. There's no clear shut-down path.

I thought you knew how to
work this d*ad man's switch,

- or whatever you're calling it.
- It turned the beacons on...

It should be able to
turn them back off again.

I am seeing a way to cut the power.

DARIELA: No, you can't do
that... When we cut the power

in Tokyo, it triggered
a massive expl*si*n.

Copy that.

Can't cut the power,
maybe I can... divert it.

To where?

KNOX: Sir, we're 30 minutes away

- from nest threshold.
- Get the generals.

It's time to discuss
the contingency plan.

What exactly is this contingency plan?

DARIELA: A multinational coalition

of naval warships are standing by

to eliminate the beacons and nests.

We can't f*re long-range
m*ssile at those things.

The loss of life will be astronomical.

KNOX: Generals are on the line.

- Thank you.
- You can't do this.

What did you do?

Where's Isaac?

- What?
- Where is he?

At a friend's house in Indiana. Why?

Call him. Tell him to get
on the road, head north,

don't stop until the roads run out.

Mitch? What are you talking about?

JURGENS: The Australia
beacon just went dark.

It's spooling down.

BELL: Hong Kong is down.

There goes Russia.

Kenya, too.

They're all shutting off.

Where did he go?

I don't know.

Columbia is down!

St. Louis is live!

[applause stops]

St. Louis is live.

[quietly]: Oh, Mitch, what did you do?

My God.

[horn honking]

Hey! Over there!

[horn honking]

He's got Sam.

We need to open the gate.

Hang on, Sam!

We're almost there!

[hybrids snarling]

[engine revs]

[hybrids barking, roaring]

[softly]: Yeah.

Look at that face.

Your grandma, she always used
to wash my hands and my face.

I hated it.

But I grew up sick.

She thought about germs as the enemy.

[baby coos]

Wish you could have met her.

Sir, we are under orders...

Good for you. I got to see my daughter.

- Dad?
- That's my daughter.

Let him through.

We got to go.

- What? Where?
- Anywhere but here.

No, I'm not going anywhere

till you tell me what
the hell is going on.

The hybrids are coming...
Like, all of them.

What did you do?!

The St. Louis beacon is live,

and drawing more power as we speak.

Couldn't turn 'em off,
couldn't cut the power.

You redirected it here?

- The energy's got to go someplace.
- I should throw you

in the brig.

We have the barrier,
okay? We're better off

than anybody is.

We can handle the fallout.

[tires screech]

I need some help here!


why did you save me?

You're gonna be fine, okay?

One, two,



What happened out there?

JACKSON: You're gonna be fine.

Stay still.

I'm just glad you're all right.


[hybrid roaring]

[snarling, pounding]

Where did all those hybrids come from?

Mitch was able to shut
down the beacons worldwide.

But only by diverting

the power to the one
here in North America.

TESSA: Which means every hybrid

west of the barrier
is headed right for us.


[hybrid roaring]

Well, then...

[roaring continues]

let's just pray the barrier holds.

[hybrids barking, snarling]

[a*t*matic g*n]

MAN [over P.A.]: All m*llitary personnel

report immediately to
your commanding officer

for deployment orders.

MITCH: Listen, we don't
have a lot of time.

Clem, I just want to get
you and the baby out of here.

- Let's go.
- No, I'm not going anywhere

without Sam.

LOGAN: And that wall is solid concrete.

15 feet thick and 40 feet
high. We're taking a h*t,

but this is still the safest
place for her right now.

The blood of all these soldiers
is on your hands, Dr. Morgan.

Did you even stop to think about

what would happen if you
activated that beacon?

What I did saved millions of
lives all over the world, okay?

- Well, what's your plan now, Mitch?
- Stop.

- Want to know what his plan was?
- We have no idea how to

- shut this thing down.
- b*mb a bunch of cities back...


I'm not going anywhere.

I'm staying right here
with Sam, till he's stable.

So you can stop worrying about me,

and start worrying about the beacon.

I just needed to buy some time.

Time for what?

To figure out how the
beacon is designed.

Okay? If you can get me all the intel

that you have on it, I might
be able to reverse-engineer it.

We'll start pulling body cam
footage from our team in Tokyo.

Although none of that's
gonna matter unless I know

exactly what the beacons
are broadcasting and I...

There's a signal-monitoring station

in the wall a half click north.

I'll take a team and redirect
it to target the beacon.

GARRISON: If you can't
take that beacon offline,

I'll have to take it out by force.

No, no, no. You can't do that.

We've already got St. Louis
and half of Missouri evacuated.

None of those people will be able

to get out of the blast radius in time.

My hands are tied. This
is by executive order.

If there is another way, find it.

Hey, what are you doing?

Looking for weaknesses.

The inverter's triple-shielded.

Transmitter is inaccessible.

I couldn't have designed
the perfect system,

because perfect systems don't exist.

Yeah, and you didn't design
the beacons, Duncan did.

Using my brain, so,
what's the difference?

But, if anybody's

gonna stop this thing, it's
gonna be the guy who made it.

Well, okay.


I'm going to stay here with you,

Mitch Morgan,

and we're gonna figure it out.

ABRAHAM: This serum will help
boost your child's ability

to create the CLM protein

and restore human reproduction.

Don't worry, it's quite harmless.

Just three sh*ts.

One now,

one in 12 hours,

and the last in 24.

Okay, you ready, little peanut?

If he's really going to save the world,

people are going to want
to call him something.

Have you picked a name for him, yet?

I have a few ideas. Mostly family names.

[baby crying]

I know, I know, I know, little one.

It's a great responsibility.

[baby crying]

Sam and I never decided on a name.

Now, maybe we never will.

It's okay.

[baby cooing]

[monitor beeping]


What you did took
bravery and compassion.

You knew Sam was working with Abigail,

and yet you risked
your life to save him.

I'm not sure I would have done the same.

Trust me, Abe, you
would have done the same.

You saved his life, Jackson.

You gave a son his father.

I didn't do it for the baby.

I did it for me.

What do you mean?


Sam is Connor Oz.

Sam is my son.

This was all part of Abigail's plan...

For us to meet like this.

She wanted revenge for taking
our father away from her.

She wanted me to watch
Connor die all over again.

But if Abigail is the one that told you

Sam is Connor, why
would you believe her?

Because she had proof.

Because she had this.

Nia knit this for Connor.

He was wrapped in this.

My God.

20 years ago...

I watched my son die.

And now he's here.

Older than I was the day he was born.

He's a grown man.

How do I make this right?

Are the beacons still down?

Whatever Mitch did, it's still working.

Status report.

Coalition forces have
secured population centers

in Istanbul and Hong Kong.

Civilian casualties declining.

The German Air Force is exterminating

the hybrids outside Berlin.

Dr. Morgan's still working on a solution

for the St. Louis beacon.

Tell me you have good news.

Nope. Nothing yet.

Any new beacon activity?


So... we're winning?

Not we, Dr. Morgan.

We are still under siege and outnumbered

a thousand to one.

TROY: Sir?

The monitoring station's
been compromised.

It was overrun by razorbacks.

We were barely able to
reposition the antenna array

and secure the signal data
from the St. Louis beacon.

Get yourself to the infirmary.

I'd be headed to the morgue
if it wasn't for Wilson here.

Hey, let's get you patched up.

Come on, Wilson, let's go.

- [Wilson barks]
- Good boy.

This better be worth it.

How long do you think your
men can hold the barrier?

Are you having doubts
about your fix? Because...

How long do you think they can hold it?

Do you even know?

Okay, I need you to get my daughter

and her baby out of here.

Look, right now they're the most
important people in the world.

Keeping them here, that is
not a risk I'm willing to take.

The rest of your team agrees?

This is bigger than the team.

It's bigger than all of us.

I'll have Echo Team move your daughter

and her baby further east.

The rest is on you.

Sector H has been compromised.

Hybrids threatening to
breach near the generators.

Sustaining heavy losses
in Sectors E, F, and N.


Got reports of f*re in Sector C.

Seal it off.

We've still got people in there.

Everyone with a heartbeat is out.

We're stretched too thin. We
need to start prioritizing.

Keep the power generators protected.

We lose power, we're done.

Marshall all remaining
troops around central command.

Move Delta to the generator.

And order the immediate
evacuation of all noncombatants.


Give the order.

We can't win this fight.

All we can do is hold the line,

pray we can find a way
to shut down that beacon

before those monsters
find a way through.

WOMAN [over P.A.]:
All infirmary personnel,

please relocate patients
to the southwest corridor.

All infirmary personnel,

please relocate patients
to the southwest corridor.

Clementine, we need to...

Hang on a second.

There's two different frequencies here.

Is that the signal from
the St. Louis beacon?

Can you isolate them?

Wait, hold up. I recognize that.

That's the frequency that
Abigail recorded off me.

She said that that's how
I control the animals.

Beacons are designed to draw hybrids.

- Why would she include your frequency?
- No idea.

I mean, it's not attracting any animals.

If that's mine,

I bet you that this one

came from Abigail.

Right. It's how she
commands the hybrids.

Yeah. My guess is,

with those two frequencies

amplified by the beacon,
it creates a sonic barrier.

- Like the one in Tokyo.
- Yeah.

And if that really is your frequency,

you might be the only one

who's able to get past

the beacon's defenses.

How's that?

Because I figured out how I, uh...

or, how Duncan designed the beacon.

And I found a flaw.

It's all set up

to keep people away.

Think of it like two
identical tuning forks

resonating at the same frequency.

You and the beacon are in sync,

but everyone else on
the planet is dissonant.

So you're saying that I won't
be affected by the signal.

It's a guess.

But seeing what happened
to those soldiers in Tokyo,

I think getting close to it
is still gonna hurt like hell.

JAMIE: Wait, but even if you're right,

how does getting close
to the beacon help us?

Well, I can make a device that we can

attach directly to the beacons,
it'll give us remote access.

And if you can do that,

maybe we can turn it off for good.

You make the package.

I'll make sure it gets delivered.

Are you sure you want to do that?


'Cause if this doesn't work...

One problem at a time.

Mitch! How dare you.

Clem's baby is critical
for the sterilization cure,

and you sent him away
without consulting us?

You did what?

JAMIE: Okay, slow down.

Clem and the baby needed

to be someplace safe.

What? You knew about this?!

I did us all a favor.

If you were so sure you
were doing what was right,

why did you hide it from us?!

I should have been there
to administer the serum.

If he misses his next
dose, the cure is lost!

My family, my call.

JACKSON: No, Mitch,

that's not how this team works.

Well, that's how I work, Jackson.

You're not the only one that has

a personal stake in this!

All right?

Make the device!

You better hope that Clem
and her baby are fine.

Okay, what was that about?

Sam's real name is Connor Oz.

He's Jackson's son.


This way, sir.

Central command thinks
you've found a way

to take this thing down.

Yeah, well, we got an idea at least.

If we can attach this
device to the beacon,

we got a guy back at the barrier

who might be able to
shut this thing down

without bl*wing us all to kingdom come.

It may even send a mirror pulse,

which would knock the
hybrids away from the barrier.

The sonic waves that
thing's spitting out

dropped six of my men.

Medic said it was like

their organs were being shaken apart.

This is our stop.

[beacon pulsing rhythmically]

It's massive.

How did no one notice this thing before?

Permits say they were building
an advanced radio tower to aid

with communication beyond the barrier.


that's at least half true.

All right.

No use in standing around and
just staring at this thing.

I'm coming with you.

Tessa, no.

- Mm-hmm.
- You heard him.

You can't get close to that thing.

Then I'll go as far as I can.

Look, I know

you saved my ass more
times than I can remember.

But this,

this I have to do alone.

I love you.

Come on, baby.

[sonic waves humming]


- Jackson!
- No!

TESSA: Jackson!


- Go back.
- No!

- Go back!
- I won't leave you!

Please... go back!

- [groans]
- Go.

You okay? Are you okay?

- Mm-hmm. I'm fine.
- Okay.

I'm fine.

He's made it further than anyone.

Including SEALs in
full pressurized gear.

He just needs to get close enough

to connect that power inverter.

- [power whirring]
- What's that?

Delta, report.

[a*t*matic g*n]

MAJOR: We got razors in Section H.

They've broken through the line.

We have to fall back.

Major, do not retreat.

We have to hold the generator.

[g*n continues, man yells]

[razorback roars, man screams]


Command, we're low on a*mo.

And men. There's too many of them!

If we lose power, it won't matter

if Jackson makes it to that beacon.

Delta Team needs reinforcements.

We're all that's left.

I want every able body

to come with me. Let's
defend that generator!

Move, people, now!

We'll keep up the
power as long as we can.

Jackson is going to make it.

[beacon pulsing rhythmically]

The last time I left you
alone in a hybrid att*ck,

I didn't see you for ten years.

Not happening again.

Jackson, talk to me.

Want to...

trade places?

Look, you got to hurry.

Our generator's under att*ck.

If we lose power,

I won't be able to send
commands to shut down the beacon.

Copy that!


Okay. Yes.

ABRAHAM: They need
help at Generator Four.

The razorbacks must have

breached the southwest access tunnel.

DARIELA: If we flank them,

we might be able stop them
from getting any further.

You guys go.

- We'll head for the sub-station.
- Come on, Wilson.

[distant g*n, roaring]

[Wilson barks]

[distant g*n]




- [Wilson whimpers]
- No!




Soft underbelly.

Just like you.


LOGAN: After this,

it's just a half hour to Fort Brennan.

Where did you find a baby seat?

When I heard you were
inbound with a newborn,

first thing I did was get
a logistics team on it.

It's no easy thing finding baby gear

when there haven't
been babies in a decade.

always looked out for me.

Since back when I was
living with you and Jamie.

Thank you.

Now there's two of you to look after.

You got a name for this little guy yet

or are we just gonna keep
calling him Barrier Baby?

[laughs] That's what
they're calling him?


You need to come up
with something better

before it sticks.


Maybe Sam for short.

I'm sure Sam will like
hearing that when he wakes up.

If he wakes up.

Clem, he will.

He's gonna be fine.

You said Sam would be right behind us.

I don't see an ambulance.

Logan, where is Sam?

He's not here.

- Turn around.
- He's not well enough to be moved.

I said...

- [hybrid screeches]
- Hang on!

[hybrids screeching]

Whatever happens,
don't leave the vehicle!



[baby crying]

[engine cranking]

Come on!

[baby crying]


I'm out.

Dariela, I don't know if...

Don't. We're gonna see Isaac again.

And he's gonna have lots of grandbabies

for us to spoil rotten.

Because of the cure his daddy made.

So don't you give up on me, Abe.

You hear me?

[Abraham yells]


[sonic waves humming]

Come on, Jackson, hurry.


[Jackson yelling]


[grunting, yelling]

[Jackson yells]


Package delivered.

JAMIE: Jackson?


He's not moving.

No. Let me go...

No, you can't.


He did it.

We're online.

Reconfiguring power source.

Sending the command...


Do you think it's working?


I don't know.

- Jackson!
- No!

[growling, snarling]


[power whirring]


The hybrids are retreating.

They must've shut down the beacon.

We got the advantage, people.

Let's use it!

- We did it.
- [chuckles]


We did it.

He did it.


You did it.

Baby, you did it.

No. Open your eyes.

Come back to me.

You did it. Baby...

Baby, you did it.

Just... open your eyes.

Say something.

Come back to me.


Let's get this penguin
back to the igloo.


♪ ♪

[whispering]: Hey.

We did it, buddy.

We knocked those hybrid sons of bitches

on their asses.

We saved the damn world.

I couldn't have done
it without you, soldier.

Good boy.



[Troy screams]

[engine turns off]

Cut it kind of close out there.

Little suspense never
hurt anyone, right?


Oh, yeah, you did it.

We did it.

How's Sam?

He's safe.

They were able to protect the
infirmary during the att*ck.

And with the beacon down,
we're pushing back the hybrids.

Once we secure the perimeter,

Garrison's gonna recall Echo Team,

and we're gonna bring
back Clem and the baby.

And it's not only here.

The IADG and local militia

have hybrids contained worldwide.

They're eliminating
stragglers as we speak.

So we took down the beacon,

stopped a hybrid army and
the cure for human sterility

is just on the horizon.

Anybody else need a drink?

KNOX: Hey!

Dr. Morgan.

Garrison needs you all back
in the command center now.

Why, what happened?

It's Troy's dog.

They just found Troy

torn to pieces in an exam room.

Soldiers had to corner
the dog and put him down.

But he was already d*ad.

Yeah, well, it came back.

As a hybrid.

- What?
- That's...

- not possible.
- Whatever the thing is,

you need to have a look at it, ASAP.

So, what, these things
are now infectious?

But if the hybrids can turn the animals,

i-it doesn't matter that
we've stopped the beacons

or destroyed the hybrid nests.

Then Abigail can turn the entire
animal population into her army.

But we still got the barrier.

And as long as it holds, we can
keep the spread under control.


[tires screech]


What's the matter? Are you okay?

The baby! The baby's gone!

- Where's the baby... what?
- The hybrids came out of nowhere,

and then Abigail came, and then...

- What happened to the baby? What?
- The baby is gone!

- Are you sure it was Abigail?
- Yes, I'm sure.

Abigail came, and
then, she took the baby.

The hybrids came in and Logan is d*ad.



Oh, my God.

DARIELA: Echo Team was h*t in transit.

The baby was taken.

I want eyes in the sky now.


If you had put a b*llet in Abigail

when you had the chance,

none of this would've happened,

and Logan would still be alive!

I tried as hard as
anybody to put her down!

ABRAHAM: Logan was only out there

because you and Mitch wanted
to move Clem and the baby.

If you had kept him
here, where he was safe...

Garrison's scrambling
whoever he can send out now.

But mobilizing additional
resources is going to take time.

We don't have time.

If I don't administer the drug

in the next four hours,

we lose our chance
at the sterility cure.

JAMIE: What, you think Abigail's
gonna be easy to find?

Every government agency on
Earth is looking for her.

Okay, then we need to start
thinking about our other options.

[tablet beeps]


Hello, brother.

JACKSON: If you hurt him,

Abigail, I swear to
God, I will k*ll you.

The baby's fine.

He's beautiful.

Logan, though, not so much.

What do you want?

The same thing I have always wanted.

For my hybrids to roam free,


You give me that, and
I'll give him back.

No. [chuckles]

No, no, t-there's no
way that those hybrids

are getting through the barrier.

You and your friends have
proved very resourceful.

I'm sure you can figure out a way.

[phone beeps]

JAMIE: All right, I'll, uh...

reach out to some of my
Shepherd hunter friends,

maybe they can help, somehow.

Abigail's walking around
with a baby in a world

that hasn't seen a baby in ten years.

She can't exactly blend in.

I can get the baby back.

That was Abigail, she
wants to make a trade.

- Is he okay?
- ABRAHAM: What did she say?

He's fine.

She's gonna give him back.

Well, what's she want in return?

[tablet beeps]


What does she want in return?

She wants to get her
hybrids through the barrier.

- What?
- JAMIE: What are you doing

with the plane's navigational tablet?

It's the only way.

- No, no, no, no, no.
- No, hey!

Hey, hey! Are you insane?

- Hey!
- That is the only thing

that is keeping the
hybrids from spreading,

and infecting all the animals, Jackson.

JACKSON: We have to get the baby back.

If you do this, you're gonna
be no better than your dad.

- Or your sister.
- Jackson is nothing like them.

That baby is the cure,
and he is the only thing

keeping mankind from extinction,

and he is in the hands of a monster.

You cannot negotiate with her!

If we don't do as she
asks, Abigail won't hesitate

in k*lling that child!

DARIELA: We can't trust
her to hold up her end.

What other choice do we have?

Logan d*ed trying to protect this baby.

Let's get my baby back, Jackson.

Jackson. Think about it.

Every animal in North America

is gonna become part of her hybrid army.

What then?

One problem at a time, Mitch.

One problem at a time.
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