02x06 - The Shakeup

Episode transcripts for the 2016 TV show "Mars". Aired: November 2016 to December 2018.
"Mars" features an crew of astronauts embarking on a mission to Mars in 2032, interspersed with interviews with pros.
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02x06 - The Shakeup

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Previously on Mars.

We have to perform
a caesarian immediately.

No, I'm not ready.

What's wrong with her?
What's wrong with my baby?

You need to tell
us where the water is.

You're one crazy
bitch, you know that?

I came here to find life, to study
life, but not at the expense of it.

Lukrum should be
stopped, but they can't be.

The resolution to impose sanctions against
Lukrum Industries has not passed.

I need you to sever the energy
transfer to Lukrum Colony.

I got a crew that's about to suffocate
because your lunatic number two

decided to cut power to my camp.

That power was supplying the entire camp, and
cutting them off compromised their grid.

We nearly lost their
colony, and everyone in it.

Confine him to his quarters.

And that's why I'm leaving.

I need to be somewhere where
I can fulfill my purpose.

We both know that
place is Lukrum.

We have nothing to show for it.

Not water, not Joon, and
now I'm losing you too.

It's hard to be patient.

It's not in our nature.

The solar mirror
project is at 22% completion.

And although temperatures
have risen slightly,

Visual evidence of a
success hasn't been seen.

No water on the surface,
not a cloud in the sky.

Still, we couldn't have gotten even
this far without our partners.

Though it appears they now have
a partnership of their own.

As they did with Russia.

Lukrum has brokered an independent
deal with the Chinese.

To build them a colony on Mars.

All of this has left IMSF vulnerable
to powerful business interests.

But while the struggle for
control continues on Earth.

No one can really control
what happens on Mars.

The planet has a way of making
sure actions have consequences.

Both physical.

And emotional.

But humans are nothing,
if not determined.

And while some may question our
presence here at all, we are here.

And our numbers are growing.

She's using
less supplemental oxygen.


Though lung development is
hard to measure with certainty,

particularly in this situation.

But her basic reflexes are good.

And she's gained weight.

We can't be sure how well she can
breathe and eat on her own just yet.

I hate that she's on a ventilator,
that she has to be kept sedated.

I haven't even held her.

How much longer does
she need to stay like this?

I appreciate this is difficult,
but given the unknowns,

I think it's best if she remains
within a controlled environment

for as long as possible.

It's already been two months.

Are you saying six
more, a year, forever?

Don't you understand,
we cannot take any chances.

She's still too fragile.

I've tried, perhaps too hard, to prove
that I wasn't just a scientist.

I let my ego get in the way.

Perhaps my fear.

And it's made me
complicit in what's happened.

I should have seen it coming.

Again, I didn't.

Losing the sanction vote
has left me powerless here.

Leslie, I know how
hard it is to lead as a woman,

as a person of conscience,
as someone who's grieving.

But Joon knew what she was doing
when she picked you to succeed her,

and I have complete
faith in you.

To turn this thing around, and put
us on the right side of history.

What is it going to take
before we change our ways?

Is it going to take
something awful, some crisis?

We tend to respond to crises, but
people also take long term views.

Sometimes we don't need to
be woken up by disaster.

Sometimes we look
ahead to the future.

1500 feet
is our target altitude.

We want to be above or below
the clouds, but not in them.

Okay, yeah, that sounds good.

Flying along for
hours at a time over sea ice,

seeing the big changes that
really are happening.

That's where I get the sense
of the Earth's fragility.

I think the planet is in peril, and
we are being careless in some ways.

That's 10,000 in the clear.


NASA's Operation Icebridge is the
largest aerial survey ever conducted

of the Earth's polar ice.

My desk is a seat in an airplane, and
my office window is the view out

on the North Pole.

The ultimate goal is to inform both the US
public and the world about the changing state

of the planet.

We are ready for the launch.

We think of NASA as this organization
that sends us out to the moon and beyond,

but actually most of NASA's budget is spent
on making Earth a more survivable place

for human beings.

NASA's not just flying
into space these days.

They're flying over
the oil disaster.

Above the
Earth, a dozen NASA satellites

are tracking global
warming as we speak.

It is absolutely critical that we
understand Earth's environment because

this is the only place
that we have to live.

Information is survivability, and
NASA keeps everybody alive on Earth.

In ways that people
can't even imagine.

The changes that we've in the seen in the
Arctic have actually outpaced the most

grim of the model predictions, and it's going
to lead to a great number of changes that

we as a species are
going to have to deal with.

What is the worst case scenario?

They're worried that we're going to have to
suffer before we improve the way we do things.

I think there's no shortage of sort of
shocking events that should be acting

as that wake-up call.

Under a state of emergency.

200,000 gallons leaking a day.


Well water full of methane gas.

And it's not for lack of shocks
that change hasn't happened.

Why would we imagine that in going to Mars
that narrative wouldn't repeat once again?

Keep an eye on
that heat exchanger.

- Is it jammed again?
- Yeah, there's no moving it.

Shep, what are
you guys doing out there?

Trying everything we can to get this thing
going again, but it's not looking good.

We need to crank up the
RPM, we're getting nowhere.

Push it to 50 if you have to.

Affirmative, sir.

We've gone less than a
centimeter in over an hour.

Shall I increase
downforce to 70 kilograms?

Did that work last time?

No. That's not going to help.

That bit is trapped again.

Damn it!

Lukrum is making deals left and right,
but they can't build a thing if we can't

deliver the resources
to build it with.

Well, I guess we can
kiss our bonuses goodbye.

We're not going to get through this
shelf before the end of the year,

so do you want to change locations
before we k*ll another bit?

No, not when every report says
water is just a few meters down.

I'm not drilling another hole.

This is it.

And we're getting water today.

Old school.


It's still hard to believe such a
minor mutation could behave this way.

It's fascinating, really.


But not worth the price we
paid, allowing us to study it.

You couldn't have known.

Cameron said it
presented identically.

The environments
weren't identical.

And I could have insisted
on different protocols.

I should have.


Lukrum's within hours of
reaching liquid water.

Of course.

Of course they'd be the
ones to get to it first.

The idea of a second genesis and
all it could unlock for science,

it means nothing to them.

The reason I know it's happening
is because Kurt reached out.

He's invited you to
go collect samples.

Careful guys.

Don't want anyone to get hurt,
just want to get what we're after.

Walking it in slowly, sir.

Alright, let's get
it lowered and get it done.

Initiating final
prep before detonation.

Take it all the way down.

Keep an eye
on that heat exchange.

Are you okay
with what he's doing?

Yeah, I mean, I have to be.

- Do you?
- Jen, he's our boss.

I know, I just, I don't think he's
thought it all the way through.

We do this sort of thing on Earth all
the time, but we don't know how...

Stop. Talking.

What are you saying, that we're not
friends, that I can't talk to you about

something that's bothering me,
like detonating expl*sives.

We're getting
find water, follow orders.

That's what we're going to do.

You hear we're
making the deadline?

Yeah, with a little help.

You know, why don't
you to add some boosters, too.

Make sure we get
this in one sh*t.

Yes, sir.

Can I get your bag for you?

Marta, come on up front.

Glad you could make it.

I appreciate you having me.

Though I must say I
didn't expect the invite.

Well, we know how much this water
thing means to you science types.

To be honest, it wasn't my idea.

You have a fan back home.

Your daughter?

Name's Chelsea, and she wants to be
a microbiologist when she grows up.

Go figure?

Incoming call from Lukrum
Colony, Robert Foucault.

Long time.

How are you, my friend?

I should be asking you.

How's the baby?


Which is good enough for now.

Nice outfit.

Yeah, I'm
still getting used to it.

Listen, how do you feel about
the use of controlled expl*sives

at a depth of around 300 meters?

I'm not sure.

Still a lot of unknowns about
what's beneath the surface.

It's an old strike slip zone, but most
think the planet's core has gone cold.

It doesn't mean it's
a good idea, though.

But if that's what you guys are doing,
you really should share it with Hana.

Yeah, why
don't you tell her, then?

You can't tell her yourself?

Just tell her, okay?

'Cause they're doing it today.

IMSF should have been notified.

I should have been notified.

Not like they
ever ask for permission.

Doesn't mean I
can't demand an explanation.

What time did Robert
say it was happening?

He didn't.

Mae, contact Lukrum Command.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1, go.

I had no idea you
were going to use expl*sives.

Did you get clearance for that?

Sensors tripped.

Water's making its
way to the surface.

Whoa, whoa, found it?
We found water, baby!

Whatever works, right?

- Nice job.
- Whoo!

Alright, let's go take
a look at what we came for.

You coming?



So your pipes are heated, then.

Well, last thing we need is more
ice to form on the surface.

Hey guys, let's make a hole.

When that water comes through, I'm gonna
want the lady to get her samples.

And there it is.

My God, water.

Go ahead. Get your samples.

Damn you, you found it.

You really found it.

We were going to get it sooner or
later, and sooner's always better.

You think there's life in that?

I know there is.

Get to the bus!
Let's go, you're with me.

Get down, get down!

The hull's been
breached, everybody out!

Everyone get to the buses!

Go, go, go!

Go, go, go, let's go!


Everyone take cover!

What's happening!

- Is she okay?
- Yeah.

Are you?

System status.

Primary systems functional.

Structural breaches?


Contact Lukrum Command.

They must have gotten hit
a lot harder than us.

to initiate communication.

Lukrum Colony shows
no signs of activity.

Jen, you all right?

Yeah? Okay.

Shep, I'm headed back
to the colony, okay?

I'm leaving you in charge.

Are you sure you
don't want us to go with you?

No, you stay here and make
sure everybody else is okay,

and get a load up
on another bus.

- Alright.
- Are you hurt at all?

- We did this.
- I know Jen, I know.

- Come with me.
- What?

I can't be responsible for anything else
happening to an Olympus Town crew member

on my watch.

The safest place to be
right now is in a vehicle.

I need you to go, now.

Come on.

Distress beacon detected
at Lukrum Colony.

That's something, at least.

Keep trying to make contact.

We've done a head count.

Just a few minor injuries,
mostly rattled nerves here.

Still nothing.

Well we know that they have survivors,
so let's deploy rescue teams.

We'll head out first
with the medical team.

Thank God Robert modified those
rovers for faster speeds.

It was my call.

Doesn't make a difference that
it fell right on time, does it?

The road to hell is paved
with our best intentions.

Will we make mistakes on Mars?


Will things happen that were
unintended consequences?


Human cultures have these checks and balances
that they come to sometimes the hard way.

We are still in dialogue
with the natural world,

and now the response comes roaring back
and says, "You think you're in charge?"

I see climate change as a message from
our planet that is being spoken to us

in a language of floods
and fires and droughts,

and what it is telling us is
you have been living a dream.

Every action has a reaction.

A powerful earthquake rattled
central Oklahoma Saturday.

A 5.6 quak.

Linked to the practice of
fracking deep into the earth.

The latest epicenter of concern over
Oklahoma's oil and gas industr.

The planet is changing now, partly
as a result of human activity.

Today's type of flight is
going to be a sea ice flight.

We're going to heard out to the north
of Greenland into the Arctic Ocean.

In some ways, the decline of Arctic
sea ice is probably the most dramatic

story in all of climate change.

Carbon dioxide from cars,
trucks and power plants is

driving the rise in
global temperature.

The Arctic is warming faster
than any other place on Earth.

Satellite data revealed Greenland is
losing 100 billion tons of ice each year.

We see entire buildings worth of ice
disappearing just in the course of a year.

So some scientists think
that all Arctic sea ice

will disappear in
just a few decades.

We're doing that
ourselves to some degree.

We have the technology and the capability
to effect planet scale environments.

We're a powerful species, right.

But if we don't recognize that and make
the changes, then we're going down.

I'm hopeful that we've learned
lessons as humans on Earth.

But when we go to Mars, it
almost doesn't matter because

the cost of being foolish on Mars
is so high that you will fail.

What's happening?
Ma'am, what should we do?

It happened 20 minutes ago.

There's nothing we can do.

- Sir.
- What is it?

There's been a quake on Mars.

It seems to have
started near the drill site.

The live stream footage shows
what's been called a Mars quake

at the site of the drilling
operation led by Lukrum Industries.

Perhaps then we'll have
the answer to the question

what triggered the quake,

and what does it mean for the
future of colonizing Mars?

Wow. Dear God.

The people over there.

Hey, who have we got on the bus?

Come in. Come in!

Foucault here. And 12 others, I'm
not sure how many more are inside.


I'm going in. You stay put.

I'm going with you.

Kurt, Kurt.

No. This is on me.

What'd I do?

I'm sorry.

Dear God.

Warning. Damage detected.

Low pressure warning.

Low pressure warning.
Oxygen level critical.

All personnel here
are accounted for.

Our systems are
fully operational.

We've not been able to make
contact with Lukrum Colony,

but we received their
distress signal.

We're deploying
rescue teams now.

I'll update you
when I know more.

Ma'am. We've received
another communication.

Roland St. John is on
his way to see you.

My God.

Hana, is that you?

Robert! Where are you?

In the bus,
just after the airlock.

A bunch of us were able to get
inside before it all came down.

Kurt's inside looking
for any others.

This is Dr. Johar here.

Is everyone all
right in there, Robert?

Yeah, no injuries.

But we only have so much oxygen.

Is the vehicle functional?

We tried to drive as far away
from the structure as we could,

but it's no point in going much
further without EVA suits,

and without knowing
how you guys were doing.

More rovers are here to take everyone
back to Olympus Town safely.

Hang in there while we go in.

Okay. Hey. Be careful.

We will. I'm glad you're safe.

Yeah, me too.

Okay, let's go.

- Hana!
- Marta.

I thought you were
at the drill site.

I was. Kurt's inside.

He's been in there for a while.

Okay, let's go.

We've got at least
one casualty here.

Let's spread out.

Go to the back.

You guys be careful.

Everyone stay in contact.

Galley's in here.

We can get to it if we move
this stuff out of the way.


There are survivors.

About half a dozen, by my count.

Make that seven survivors.

They'll need helmets and suits
to get them out of here, though.

Thank God.

Some weren't so lucky over here.

Stay with them.

I'll start on equipment
once we finish this sweep.


I think he's pinned.

I need some help over here.

Hang on I'm coming.

Almost there.

Is he okay?

He's d*ad.

What the hell.
Mae, systems check.

Temporary power loss

No structural damage sustained.

All systems functional.

At least it was only
a three-second aftershock.

That's three seconds too long.

Comms, Medical Bay ISO room.

Amelie. Amelie.

wrong with the incubator.

This indicator
light keeps flickering.

It got banged up before, and when the power
went down, I don't know, maybe it's broken.

Which indicator?

Mae, O2 SAT reading.

O2 SAT at 95%.

What's going on?
Which indicator?

The oxygen indicator.

Mae says it's working fine.

But it doesn't seem right.

Something's wrong.

It was due to circumstances
beyond our control.

Do you really
expect anyone to believe that?

Well, with your help and a
joint press conference, yes.

With IMSF in our corner, you'd be amazed at
how much sway your outfit has in shaping

positive public opinion.

This is not the
same as the outbreak, Roland.

This can't be contained.

Visual and seismic evidence has
been shared around the world.

I'm well aware.
But quakes aren't my concern.

The perception that
Lukrum triggered one,

that's, that's another story.

You detonated
underground expl*sives.

Yeah, on Mars.

The world isn't just
reconsidering my

impact on the planet.

They're debating mankind's very presence
there, which impacts your organization.

You have to understand that to assuage
public fears about colonization,

we, you and I, have to
present a united front.

I'll resign first.

Really? What?

So the entire world knows that
you, much like your late husband,

were too weak to
handle the pressure?

Look, there's no reason
why we can't coexist.

I want IMSF to survive.

As long as Lukrum's in control.

Control's a harsh word.

I see it as providing strong financial
support, and all that entails.

How much financial support?

Enough to keep
IMSF solvent for years.

I can have funds transferred in less than a
minute, and contracts drawn up in an hour.

And in return, our trusted organization
provides you with political cover.

A small price to
pay to keep the doors open.

I'm not seeing anything.

Warning, O2 SAT at 90%.

What's going on?
What does that mean?

Her oxygen
saturation is dropping.

Warning, incubator temperature
is at 35.9 degrees.

It's not working.

None of it is working.

Mae, self-repair.

Self-repair not possible
on custom device.

Warning, O2 SAT is at 89%.

It can't get below 85.

- Or what?
- Or she can't breathe.

Warning, O2 SAT is at 88%.

Warning, incubator temperature
at is 35.5 degrees.

What can we do, Amelie?


I have to extubate her.

Warning, O2 SAT is at 87%.

She can't breathe on her own.

She has to.

Otherwise she won't be able to breathe
at all with this tube in her airway.

Are you sure?



Warning, O2 SAT is at 86%.

Warning, incubator temperature
is at 35.3 degrees.

My God. Please, please, please.


Please, breathe.

Warning, O2 SAT is at...

Two unmanned Voyager spacecraft
like this are now on their way

toward the planets
Jupiter and Saturn.

The program is designed to
yield valuable new information

about the origins of
the solar system.

One of the ways it will
do this is with pictures.

We have lift-off of the first of
two Voyager spacecraft to extend

man's senses further into the
solar system than ever before.

When Carl Sagan convinced the head
of NASA to turn around the Voyager

spacecraft and take a picture of
Earth, we saw Earth in a perspective

that we have never seen before.

Here is the, the Earth in a
sunbeam, and you can see it.

It is in fact less
than a pixel in size,

and this is where we live.

On a blue dot.

There is no evidence
suggesting life anywhere else.

For me, that underscores the rarity and
preciousness of the earth and the life upon it.

We see our smallness when we
look out at the universe.

Our individual lives, and even our civilization,
is not that significant on a cosmic scale.

On that blue dot, that's where everyone
you know and everyone you ever heard of,

every human being who ever
lived, lived out their lives.

What comes out of our cosmic
insignificance is compassion,

a deep, profound, and cosmic
compassion for all living things.

But we're having a hard time.

We're engaged in this battle for
how we act as a planetary species.

Astronomy has always been said
to be a humbling experience.

I think this perspective
underscores our responsibility

to preserve and cherish

that blue dot, the
only home we have.

One of the beautiful things that Carl
Sagan showed us is that with the cosmic

view was our recognition
that we're all in it together.

Space exploration
brings out the best in us.

It's where we solve problems that
have never been solved before.

One of the things that humans have
learned is that when lives are in danger

and everything is in danger of falling apart,
if they come together and support each

other, they can get
through a crisis.

Let's get everyone set up with
water and food right away.

Thank you for
opening your doors to us.

I know you people
probably don't want

anything to do with
Lukrum right now, but...

We're all in this together.

We'll get you set up
with everything you need.

Thank you.


You don't need to call me that.

Well, seems appropriate since
you're everyone's commander now.

I don't know how
we're going to fit everybody.

We're not equipped to
house this many people, but.

Lucky for us,
I'm pretty good at building.

We'll make it work.

We'll make it work.

Commander, we need to get out
of these and into Medical Bay.

It's about the baby.

She's breathing on her own.

She's stronger than we thought.

- Gabriella.
- That's Hana.



Commander Seung, Hana, there's
something you need to know.

I've signed a contract with Lukrum Industries,
but I want you to understand why.

You okay?

Obviously a lot to clean up and repair
before I can continue my work, but...

At least we got this.

What could be a second genesis.

Findings that could change our
understanding of the universe.

Of us.

And we wouldn't have it if it weren't for the
man I'd spent a year hating with a passion.

I know.

Let me know when the
next of kin has been notified.

I'd like to send a
message to his daughter.

She should know her father was
proud of her interest in science.

Of course.

In our goal of colonizing,
it is not without risk.

But to paraphrase a friend, bad
things happen on Earth, too.

And while the quake caused significant
damage, know that we could neither have

predicted it, nor
prevented it from happening.

Also know that we
will persevere.

And more than
that, we will rebuild.

Let me begin by
apologizing on behalf of IMSF.

We've been misleading you.

For years, we've been overly
protective of our brave astronauts,

and less than transparent about the hardships
that they have faced on this mission.

Before I became secretary
general, I was Dr. Richardson.

I was a scientist.

My husband and I had the honor of
traveling to Mars for Phase 2,

and I remember distinctly
thinking how far away Earth felt,

how distant IMSF seemed,

and that no one knew what it
was like to be where we were.

So when we're standing here talking
about what happened on Mars,

and the future of Mars, we
do so without understanding.

Ultimately it's neither me,
nor Roland, nor anybody

on Earth you should
be hearing from.

You're off script.

Greetings, I'm Hana Seung, commander
of the IMSF Mars mission.

It's been 10 years since
we set foot here on Mars.

10 challenging,
but rewarding years.

And in that time, we've
learned a few things.

The importance of trust,
unity, and collaboration.

Lukrum Industries has been a
valuable partner in our efforts to

terraform the planet.

But their aggressive methods, including
the use of underground expl*sives

that triggered a quake must be looked
at, monitored and kept in check.

This is essential not only
for those of us who are here.

What the hell are you doing?
My job.

But for the
future of Mars itself.

Mars, and saving IMSF.

We at IMSF are pioneers, here to
explore the planet, not to exploit it.

We've done plenty of that on Earth,
and we've paid a price for it,

with devastating consequences.

We're not here to repeat history;
We're here to understand,

and to grow, and to respect, both
the planet, and one another.

That's the only way we can ever hope
to successfully live here as a people.

And we do carry that hope.

With the newest
member of our colony.

You're not
getting away with this.

I already have.

That is now more true than ever.

Earth, meet
Gabriella Durand Delgado.

Gabriella, meet Earth.

Life here is possible.

Thanks for the
wire transfer, by the way.

We're here to stay.

Going to space
changes you fundamentally.

I was shaking and rocking and moving, and my
eyes are just seeing these green and blue

lights from the displays.

Two and a half minutes, it gets quieter
as the solid rocket boosters jettison.

Six and a half minutes later,
we're now in space.

And I was just blown away.

You see this thin blue line,
our atmosphere, and it's like,

wow, that's what keeps us alive?

- That's amazing, isn't it?
- It is beautiful.

When you see the bigger picture, it
makes you really be cognizant of what

we're doing to our environment.

You see these places are getting
decimated by climate change.

And you can see
the urban sprawl.

The Amazon forest burning.
These systems of hurricanes.

There's Leland, Randy.

I got this
awareness of my planet.

Hey. Awesome.

The more people that can go to space and
see what it looks like would cherish

that beauty, but also see how we're all
connected in such a masterful way.

I don't think Greenpeace alone can
solve the problems of Planet Earth,

but in order to save this planet,
we have to really trust each other.

One of the things that I hope is for
scientists and government agencies to work

hand in hand with industry as
opposed to each group working

in some sort of
adversarial relationship.

We make a lot of mistakes
as people, as societies,

but I think that we have the
tools to right those mistakes.

When things get
dark, they get better.

What most motivates me about Mars is
that I think it's an opportunity to do a

reset on a new planet, to rethink things
and maybe have an improved system.

We have the capability to
look at our human history,

to look at how our past choices
have impacted our environment,

so that we can make Mars not just a
second replication of human society,

but to make it something better than
we've created here on this planet.

Let's do it together.

Let's not make it a
conflict situation.

We can develop in a sustainable way here
on Earth, and as we move outward into

the solar system.

I absolutely expect there
will be conflict on Mars,

but I think everyone will be so conscious
of the challenge, it might really inspire

our better natures.

Gabriella, Gabriella.

Come here.

Go to the left.

A little more.

Zoom in right there.

Right there.

Our first cloud.
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