03x07 - Episode 7

Episode transcripts for the TV show "A Discovery of Witches". Aired: April 2019 to present.
Based on best-selling novel, A Discovery of Witches is a contemporary love story that begins against the backdrop of Oxford academic life, in a world where small numbers of witches, vampires and daemons live and work, unseen amongst humans, hiding in plain sight.
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03x07 - Episode 7

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DIANA:
When I get The Book of Life back,

something tells me that my magic
will be even stronger.


Diana?
It's all in you, isn't it?

CHRIS:
It's extraordinary.

Diana, this could
unlock everything.

My position, the standing of the De
Clermonts has been fatally undermined.

- Who do you think is to blame for that?
- Matthew.

Because that's what
Gerbert wants you to believe.

Once he's re-engineered the Congregation,
there'll be no one to stop him.


You should k*ll Matthew.

- We need him.
- Diana will not come alone.

I'm afraid Matthew
isn't doing very well.


I thought you might want to say goodbye.
Time is running out.


He would have been driving
a grey Range Rover. Well, we had...

PHOEBE: He used a VPN to send the file
and he's scrubbed the video...

Look again at every detail
in that room.

Are they underground?
Is there someone else there?

FERNANDO: The car was last seen
crossing the Polish border.

If there was someone else there,
we would have seen them by now, D.

- We're torturing ourselves here.
- [DOOR OPENS]

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

YSABEAU:
Baldwin, now is not the time.

- What do you want?
- I asked him to come.

We need Baldwin's help.

This was sent to us last night.

♪♪

- I thought you might want to say goodbye.
- BALDWIN: Benjamin.

♪♪

Look.

The watch Benjamin is wearing,

it belonged to Philippe.

Benjamin must have kept it.

♪♪

What do you mean?

Philippe was a prisoner of w*r.

When they discovered
he was a vampire,

he was handed to medical officers
for investigation.

Experimentation.

t*rture.

You think
Benjamin was one of them.

BALDWIN: He couldn't have obtained
the watch any other way.

Benjamin has always hidden
at the heart of atrocity.

He's plotted to undermine
the De Clermonts

and destroy Matthew for centuries.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

I have just discovered that he has done so
with the encouragement

and protection

of Gerbert.

♪♪

Where was Philippe held c*ptive?

♪♪

In a hospital

outside a town called Chelm.

BALDWIN: It was part of the German Reich.
Now Eastern Poland.

Matthew and I traveled together
to rescue Philippe, but we were too late.

♪♪

He had lost his mind.

BALDWIN: Benjamin wants Matthew
to meet the same fate.

BALDWIN:
He has taken him back to Chelm.

We have to leave.

It's a trap.

I know what I'm walking into.

Benjamin must know
you won't just turn up alone.

MIRIAM: Exactly.
He wanted you to see that watch.

What game is he playing?

I don't know,
but I'm not waiting here.

Baldwin,

- will you come with me?
- Of course, I will.

Marcus, we need a doctor.
One who understands vampires.

We need vampires
experienced in combat.

Gallowglass. Miriam.

♪♪

Phoebe, Fernando and Chris,
I need you to work with Hamish.

We need the best surveillance
we can get.

If Benjamin tries to move
Matthew, we have to know.

Now let's go.
We don't have much time.

♪♪

[ACTION MUSIC]

♪♪

- [HELICOPTER WHIRRING]
- ♪♪

♪♪

[THEME MUSIC PLAYING]

♪♪

[SOMBER MUSIC]

- [DROPS OF BLOOD FALL]
- ♪♪

♪♪

[DROPS FALL]

♪♪

Your heart is slowing.

♪♪

- [DROPS OF BLOOD FALL ONE BY ONE]
- ♪♪

You know, my blood
could revive you.

♪♪

- [MATTHEW PRAYS IN LATIN]
- [DROPS OF BLOOD FALL ONE BY ONE]

Pious vampire.

♪♪

What will it take
to drive your faith out?

♪♪

God cannot save you, Matthew.

♪♪

No one can.

♪♪

[BIRDS CAWING]

♪♪

[SOMEONE KNOCKS AT THE DOOR]

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

I will deal with him.

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

[DOOR OPENS SQUEAKY]

♪♪

[SLAMS ON WALLS]

Ysabeau is waiting for you.

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

[EXHALES]

- [FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]
- ♪♪

♪♪

I'm here as a friend.

♪♪

Such a strange sound.

♪♪

Children's hearts beating...

♪♪

Unlike any others
I've heard before.

[MUSIC ENDS]

The children...

of a vampire...

and a witch.

I warned you.

- Warned me about what?
- She's destroying your family.

Philippe hid
the secret of blood rage

successfully

for centuries, as did you.

Thanks to Diana Bishop.

What she has wrought.

Your family's in chaos,
your secrets exposed.

And with The Book of Life,
she has the power

to destroy...

all vampires.

Why would she?

Diana is my son's mate,
the mother of my grandchildren.

But she is...

still...

a witch.

[SILENCE]

[FOOTSTEPS]

Do you remember...

when we hunted...

witches...

together?

That was a long time ago.

Times change.

Indeed.

Then you had a mate,
many offspring, powerful allies.

Philippe was the sword
that made and unmade kings.

As head of the family,
he enforced

loyalty and obedience.

The De Clermonts flourished.

But now,

you are a widow.

Your favored son is a criminal,

breaking away from his crumbling
family to form

- his own scion.
- Matthew will always be my son.

He was forced to form a scion

because the Congregation made
his only brother an enemy.

Because Matthew broke

the Covenant!

The scion has only served
to embroil others

and to glorify his crimes.

I know what you and Benjamin
did to Philippe.

♪♪

I know

that you were
behind his m*rder.

♪♪

Whatever crimes
my family have committed

are nothing compared to yours.

♪♪

When Matthew is found guilty,
he will be executed along with his wife.

Everybody implicated
will also be punished.

There will not be...

a De Clermont...

left... untouched.

You are too great...

vampire
to suffer their fate.

Give up the children now

and I guarantee
the Congregation will show you leniency.

Your life...

♪♪

should not come to nothing.

♪♪

Go back to Venice, Gerbert.

♪♪

You have no dominion here.

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

I gave you every chance.

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

_

- [HELICOPTER WHIRRING]
- ♪♪

- [HELICOPTER WHIRRING]
- [ACTION MUSIC]

- [HELICOPTER WHIRRING]
- ♪♪

♪♪

[OPENS THE DOOR]

♪♪

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

- [FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]
- ♪♪

MIRIAM: Listen.

MARCUS: Heartbeats.

BALDWIN: Two vampires.

[HEARS A HEART]

One is weak,

[HEARS FASTER HEARTBEATS]

and a warmblood.

[SLOW HEARBEATS]

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

[MORE OMINOUS MUSIC]

♪♪

- [CRACKLING NEON LIGHTS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

BALDWIN : Matthew.

Wait.

- [VERY SLOW HEARTBEATS]
- [OMINOUS MUSIC]

- [VERY SLOW HEARTBEATS]
- ♪♪

I'm in endless pain.

- [VERY SLOW HEARBEATS]
- ♪♪

k*ll me, please.

Please.

- [VERY SLOW HEARTBEATS]
- [SHIVERS] - ♪♪

DIANA : It's an enchantment...

- [VERY SLOW HEARTBEATS]
- ♪♪

- Unlike any I've seen before.
- [SHOUT] k*ll me!

- [SCREAMS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

SATU: Show me your power.

♪♪

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

SATU: Diana,

they will all die here.

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

♪♪

Diana, no.

This is my battle.

♪♪

- [CRYING BABIES]
- [FOOTSTEPS] - ♪♪

♪♪

[UNLOCKS THE DOOR]

[DOOR OPENS SQUEAKY]

♪♪

Diana.

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

They've been missing you.

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

Shh, there, there.

♪♪

MATTHEW: It's all right.

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

Blood rage.

♪♪

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

I should have k*lled them at birth.

MATTHEW:
Still, it's not too late.

Satu...

- [CRYING BABIES]
- ♪♪

Enough.

Show yourself!

♪♪

- [SLOW FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

Where is The Book of Life?

♪♪

We are both witches.

♪♪

SATU: Both Weavers.

I think I told you once
I'm not your enemy.

Where is Matthew?

♪♪

With Benjamin.

♪♪

Why are you helping him, Satu?

♪♪

Benjamin has been k*lling
our own kind.

They are not our kind.

We are special.

They offer nothing.

♪♪

But you do.

♪♪

Do you remember
when I tried to open you up

in La Pierre?

I still have the scars.

I'm stronger now.

♪♪

Give up your secrets.

Give me the book.

♪♪

- [WHISPERING BOOK IN DIANA]
- ♪♪

I am the book.

♪♪

No.

♪♪

That's not your destiny.

♪♪

It's mine.

♪♪

[WHISPERING]

I will force the book out of you.

♪♪

[CRACKLING f*re]

"Beware the witch with the blood
of the lion and the wolf."

- [CRACKLING f*re]
- ♪♪

♪♪

The book would have never
revealed itself...

to you.

♪♪

Our power...

♪♪

is the lifeblood...

of all witches' magic.

♪♪

An incredible gift...

♪♪

we had in common.

DIANA: We could have been
the greatest allies,

you and I.

♪♪

But instead,

you chose to use your power

♪♪

to destroy.

♪♪

I bind you, Satu Järvinen,

delivering you into the hands
of the goddess without power

or craft.

[TIES CRACK]

♪♪

[WHIMPERS]

♪♪

[EXHALES]

[GASPS]

[GASPS]

[GASPS]

What have you done to me?

♪♪

Power without conscience...

♪♪

is a savage w*apon.

♪♪

- [GASPS, SOBS]
- [DIANA MOVES AWAY] - ♪♪

- [GASPS, SOBS]
- ♪♪

[TENSE MUSIC]

♪♪

Benjamin.

♪♪

[HEARS DIANA]

With knot of one,
the spell's g*n.


♪♪

With knot of two,
a spell is true.


With knot of three,
a spell is free.


With knot of four,
the power is stored.


With knot of five,
this spell will thrive.


With knot of six,
this spell I fix.


With knot of seven,
the spell will waken.


♪♪

With knot of eight,
the spell will wait.


With knot of nine,
the spell be mine.


♪♪

[OPENS]

♪♪

With knot of ten,
it begins again.


♪♪

- [GRUNTS]
- ♪♪

[TIES CRACK]

- [BOW CRACK]
- ♪♪

[GRUNTS]

♪♪

[FALLS LOUDLY]

[EXHALES]

Justice.

♪♪

[OPENS, SLAMS]

Matthew.

- [WEAK BREATHING]
- [SAD MUSIC]

♪♪

- [WEAK BREATHING]
- ♪♪

- [WEAK BREATHING]
- ♪♪

- You need to drink from me.
- MARCUS: Diana, wait.

[SAD DRAMATIC MUSIC]

♪♪

He needs a sire.
We need to get him to Ysabeau.

♪♪

HAMISH:
Is he native to this realm?

No.

♪♪

His wide nature
grew out of both worlds.


♪♪

When you go to bed,

don't leave bread
or milk on the table.


♪♪

It attracts the d*ad.

♪♪

Nothing can mar for him
the authentic image.


♪♪

Whether he wanders
through houses...


♪♪

Or graves.

♪♪

[MUSIC ENDS]

- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING IN THE SILENCE]
- [SOFT MUSIC]

- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]
- ♪♪

♪♪

[MATTHEW IN FRENCH]:
Mon coeur.

♪♪

[MOVING ROMANTIC MUSIC]

♪♪

Oh !

♪♪

[SIGHS]

♪♪

[SIGHS]

♪♪

[MUSIC ENDS]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING IN THE SILENCE]

Dare I ask who's winning?

[SILENCE]

- MATTHEW: I am.
- [HAMISH SIGHS]

More of Sarah's healing tea.

I think Sarah has forgotten
what I am.

No more tea, mon coeur,
I'm fine.

Really, I'm fine.

Okay.

Hamish, go easy on him.

[DIANA MOVES AWAY]

Come on.

Shh.

When Diana told usThe Book of Life
says that we are all linked,

Chris and I went back

and compared
Diana's DNA to other creature DNA.

MIRIAM: That's when Matthew
made the connection.

It unlocked a new perspective.

There it is.

In the creature chromosome.

Hiding in plain sight.

What is?

[TENSE MUSIC]

You have daemon DNA.

♪♪

nd so do I.

- You have daemon blood?
- Many of us do.

To varying degrees

dependent upon
whether your daemon ancestor

was generations ago,
or more recently.

It also happens to be
the key to blood rage.

How?

If a vampire with the blood rage gene
sires a human being

with enough daemon DNA,

♪♪

blood rage manifests itself.

I mean the overall prevalence of daemon
DNA has decreased over time.

But it is the reason
that I was afflicted.

- And Benjamin.
- And Jack.

The Book of Life says that
Weavers are descended from...

From witch-daemon unions.

It's also the reason you were able to
conceive our children, our Bright Born.

You said:

"witches' powers were waning,

"vampires could no longer sire,

and daemons were suffering
endemic mental health collapse."

It correlates directly

to the decline in daemon DNA

across all creature groups.

♪♪

You see, by forcing us
to live separately,

the Covenant
was slowly destroying us.

♪♪

I have to take this
to the Congregation.

You can't just walk in there.

They need to know
that they were wrong.

- We have the book. We have the evidence.
- It doesn't matter what you have.

The Congregation will treat you
like a criminal.

It will uphold the Covenant as it has
done for the last nine centuries

and Gerbert
will have you executed.

If I don't challenge it,

our children
are going to be in danger.

And none of us will ever be free.

You don't understand, Diana!

They will outvote me
and I won't be able to protect you.

[TENSE MUSIC]

♪♪

MATTHEW:
Diana does not need protection.

She needs support.

This is what
Philippe intended all along.

You know that now
as well as I do.

BALDWIN: I thought that being
Philippe's heir meant

I had to preserve
what he left behind.

That if we didn't change,
the world wouldn't change.

BALDWIN: I've been reminded
nothing is forever.

But you were right.

We should challenge
the Covenant.

[FOOTSTEPS]

I should have trusted you.

Why didn't you?

I always thought Philippe

would have preferred you
as his successor.

No, Baldwin.

He chose the right De Clermont
representative in you.

He knew that you would always do
what was necessary

regardless of how...

Difficult.

He was playing the long game.

Yes.

As the de Clermont representative,

I cannot protect Diana.

But there is another way.

[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

♪♪

BALDWIN: Our key to the Congregation
meeting chamber.

You can sit
in the de Clermont seat.

But I'm not a vampire.

You don't have to be.

You're a De Clermont.

Philippe made you his daughter
for good reason.

As the De Clermont representative,

you will chair the meeting
and have the floor.

Time enough for you
to challenge the Covenant.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

♪♪

Thank you.

Tell them what you know.

[ACTION MUSIC]

- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]
- ♪♪


♪♪

I'm ready.

♪♪

Yes, you are.

♪♪

_

- [SEAGULLS CAWING]
- [BOAT ENGINE] - ♪♪

♪♪

[CLICKS]

♪♪

[CLICKS]

♪♪

[CLICK]

- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]
- ♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]
- ♪♪

So, the de Clermonts have bowed

to the Congregation's demand.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

You have brought us the witch.

Gerbert.

♪♪

[FOOTSTEPS]

I am not the De Clermont
representative today.

♪♪

I am.

[TENSE MUSIC]

♪♪

Baldwin has recognized me as the blood
sworn daughter

of Philippe de Clermont.

♪♪

[CLICKS]

♪♪

[THREE KEYS UNLOCK THE DOOR]

♪♪

[OPENS]

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]
- ♪♪

- [DIANA'S FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

You've just signed
your family's death warrant.

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

[CLOSES]

Sitting in the De Clermont seat
will not protect you.

You must answer

for your crimes.

Diana has the floor. The De Clermont
representative called the meeting.

Your illegal union
with Matthew de Clermont,

concealing his blood rage,

bearing his children!

I have it on good authority
that you are responsible

for the deaths of Juliette Durand,
Benjamin Fuchs,

and Peter Knox.

GERBERT:
And let us not forget

Satu Järvinen.

[SILENCE]

You spellbound a fellow witch,

a member of this Congregation.

Falling in love was only made
a crime by the Covenant.

A law which sanctified
prejudice and exclusion

and legitimized the v*olence
that was unleashed.

I never meant to harm anyone.

But I had to protect myself

and my family

from att*cks

driven by hatred.

Hatred enshrined
in your Covenant.

You knew
you were defying the Covenant.

Yes.
And it deserves to be broken.

It is Philippe de Clermont's law.

It has protected all of us
for years!

If it is allowed to stand,
it will make us all extinct.

This is desperate scaremongering.
It's a distraction!

DIANA: I have proof
which refutes that, Gerbert.

DIANA: Change is needed,

and it is our history
that should define our future.

The truth...

is in here.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

In The Book of Life.

- [FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]
- ♪♪

♪♪

You found it.

The witches' lost book of spells.

The vampires' lost history.

It belongs to all of us.

I smell death.

The pages are made
from creature skin.

Vampires, witches, daemons.

The pages are empty.
What have you done to it?

- [WHISPERING BOOK IN DIANA]
- [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC]

I am The Book of Life.

♪♪

You have...

bewitched it.

It was bewitched long ago.

I just opened it.

[ETEHEREAL MUSIC
WITH VOCALIZING VOICE]


[expl*si*n]

- [TREE NOISE]
- ♪♪

♪♪

DIANA: Vampires, daemons,
witches and humans

♪♪

are all related.

♪♪

All branches on the same tree.

Our family history's
written in the book.

Our genetic profiles
tell us the same story,

that each member
of the Congregation here

is related to one another.

[TENSE MUSIC]

- [TREE NOISE]
- ♪♪

♪♪

This is an enchantment.

Everything in the Book
is backed up by science.

I'm one of the few who remembers

the dark days before

the Covenant.

When creatures mixed freely.

When we were hunted

by humans.

[SOMBER MUSIC]

It is a lie.

♪♪

The Covenant was drawn up to preserve
the power balance among creatures.

To keep the vampires
in the ascendant.

Segregation was meant
to keep us safe.

But it has been catastrophic
for all creatures.

The so-called purity of our blood lines

has led to species decline.

The truth is,

it is daemon DNA
that is vital to all of us.

We need it to survive.

♪♪

So,

as the de Clermont
representative,

♪♪

I propose a motion

♪♪

that the Congregation
overturn the Covenant.

♪♪

I second Diana's motion.

Then I must propose
a counter-motion.

I move that Diana Bishop

and the De Clermonts
complicit with her

be punished for their crimes.

We cannot allow

a criminal
to undermine our constitution.

AGATHA: We need to adjourn to discuss
what we've heard here.

GERBERT:
There is no need for discussion.

Only fools would throw out the law

that ensures

their survival.

If we're in decline, Gerbert,
humans aren't our only thr*at.

Perhaps what we are experiencing
is a natural anomaly

not related to the Covenant.

You're all welcome to examine
the scientific evidence.

We have not all benefited
equally under the Covenant,

nor indeed in the Congregation.

Vampires are immortal.

The balance of power
has always been in their favor.

The most the Congregation
could consider is some degree of reform.

Something gradual and measured.

Yes.

The basis of the Covenant
is separatism.

It cannot be reformed.
It has got to be abolished

to prevent others being victims
of its terrible consequences.

[DRAMATIC MUSIC]

♪♪

[HAMMER BLOW]

[HAMMER BLOW]

[DOOR OPENS]

Jack.
[PUTS TOOLS]

JACK: Twins are asleep.
Sarah's looking after them.

[FOOTSTEPS IN THE SILENCE]

How are you?

I'm practicing
what you taught me.

I feel in control.

Good.

I'm proud of you.

Now it's going to take some time,
but you'll get there in the end.

We both will.

I wanted to give you these.

[SOFT MUSIC]

♪♪

Thank you.

♪♪

[FOOTSTEPS]

I love you, Jack.

♪♪

Love you too.

♪♪

[DOOR OPENS]

♪♪

- [SEAGULLS CAWING]
- [DRAMATIC MUSIC]

We've talked long enough.

Then we should move to a vote.

AGATHA: We have considered
Gerbert's motion.

AGATHA: That Diana Bishop
is guilty of crimes against the Covenant.

We've also considered
Diana's motion.

♪♪

That the Covenant
should be overturned.

Diana Bishop's crimes
are legion.

She must answer for them
before anything else.

If the Covenant is overturned,

all crimes against it

will be pardoned.

AGATHA: All those in favor
of abolishing the Covenant.

♪♪

[EXHALES]

The witch is deceiving you.

Silence!

We will abide by this decision.

♪♪

[EXHALES]

♪♪

This will be a new beginning

for all of us.

For too long,
the power has rested in the hands

of the same privileged few.

♪♪

We've all been guilty of acting
in our own best interests,

failing to listen

to those who had
the least amount of power,

who lack advocacy.

DIANA: We need a new leader.

Someone who will give a voice to those
who have been most overlooked

and excluded

by life under the Covenant.

[SOFT MUSIC]

♪♪

Agatha.

♪♪

I second that.

♪♪

All those in favor?

[MOVING MUSIC]

♪♪

[LAUGHS]

[LAUHGS]

♪♪

[CONGRATULATE AGATHA]

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- [INDISTINCT CHATTER] - ♪♪

[TRIUMPHANT ORCHESTRAL MUSIC]

♪♪

Your day of judgment is coming.

♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS]
- ♪♪

♪♪

MATTHEW:
It began with absence and desire.

[SOFT MUSIC]

It began with blood and fear.

♪♪

It began
with A Discovery Of Witches.


♪♪

Once again our world
is full of wonder.


♪♪

We creatures are re-emerging.

[MOVING MUSIC]

♪♪

Years of oppression,

fear and prejudice

are fading

♪♪

as we come together

♪♪

for there is a new vision,

a new world.

♪♪

One that rights
the wrongs of the past



and acknowledges the sacrifices
that have been made


by those along the way.

♪♪

And for every soul
we have lost in our fight,


♪♪

we've found the strength
to move forward


♪♪

as their legacies live on.

♪♪

Because as my father
used to say,


in every ending,

♪♪

there is a new beginning.

♪♪

[MOVING ORCHESTRAL MUSIC
WITH VOICES]


[MUSIC WITH VOICES CONTINUES]

[MUSIC WITH VOICES CONTINUES]

[MUSIC ENDS]

[POR UNA CABEZA
BY TANGO PROJET PLAYING]

- [INDISTINCT CHATTER]
- [LAUGH] - ♪♪

- [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]
- ♪♪

- [INDISTINCT CHATTER]
- [LAUGH] - ♪♪

- [INDISTINCT CHATTER]
- [LAUGH] - ♪♪

[TANGO CONTINUES]

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[TANGO CONTINUES]

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