01x08 - Alice

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Kindred". Aired: December 13, 2022 - present.
A young aspiring writer discovers secrets about her family's past when she finds herself mysteriously being pulled back and forth in time to a 19th century plantation.
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01x08 - Alice

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told me your news.

You're having a baby.



God has blessed you then.

Suppose so.

He's a good boy.

Going to provide a good home
for you and my grandson.

Well, we don't know
if it's a boy just yet.

Well, I have a sense
of these things.

When Reginald and I first got
married, we had talked about waiting

before having a baby.

At least until he
was out of med school

or after I figured out exactly
what I wanted to do too.

But now that I'm
pregnant, it's like...

- it's like there was never another path.
- You should stop there.

Reginald never deceived you.

He's a father, Olivia.

And you're a mother.

This is what you do.
You make sacrifices.

Both of you.

You know, your problem
is you're too wild.

You oughta watch that
tendency in yourself.

And I say this as someone who
actually knew your mother.

You didn't have it
easy growing up.

I don't know what kind of mother just
ups and runs out on their children.

But you now have the
chance to do better.

A child...

a child is an opportunity
to think outside yourself.

There is no better,
more mysterious love.

And I suggest you humble
yourself before that fact.

You know, why don't you run
down to the corner store

and grab us a couple
of boxes of candy?

- Would you? Hmm?
- Yes, ma'am.


This baby, it might
just save your life.

Hold on, Dana. I'm
coming. Come on, Bonnie!

f*ck. Winnie?
Winnie! f*ck!

Winnie! Winnie!

Winnie! Oh, shit!

Master Tom own you now.

You his.

That's a lie.

I know it is.

I suppose they got into
some sort of argument.

Your Master Kevin came out
on the wrong end of it.


What? Where is he?

How should I know?

Tom only had me come up here with this
here food to break the news to you.

I suggest that you figure out
how to take yourself on off

to wherever you took Winnie.


I imagine this been
your plan all the time.

And I don't have
a problem with it.

It's gonna be interesting around
here with you and Luke gone. Mmm-mmm.

See, this used to be
Marse William's room.

And these walls...

they hold some powerful
memories from it.

I hope you enjoyed
your time here.

You have no idea who
you're dealing with.

Winnie, please.

We can work this out. Whoa!

What you want from me? Huh?

The same as the rest?
The same as Tom?

No, no, no, no. I... I don't
want anything from you.

Why you follow me then?

I... I just... I just... just
wanna make sure you're safe.

That... that... That
everyone was safe.

After the way that
woman treated me,

I don't need nobody else to
worry about my safety but me.

Winnie, you cannot
go back to Tom.

Tom? I ain't going back to Tom.

Five days in a hole in the
ground made me realize that.

I'm running, and I don't
need nobody permission.

I'm running. And if you really cared about
my safety, you let me go on my own way.

No, that's fine. That's...
that's fine by me.

If that's what
you think is best.

Give me your clothes.


They cut my hair off to
make me look like a boy.

But I... I left them shirt
and pants at the house.

Give me your clothes so
I can get out of here.

- Winnie, I...
- Now!


Where you going?

I'm leaving.

I gotta go get Kevin.

Is he not coming back?

I don't think so.

Listen, I think he's in trouble.

Okay, so it's very important
I go right now. I gotta go.

Wait, wait, wait, wait.

You think my father's with
him? He hasn't come home yet.

I don't...

I don't think so.

You should go to bed. Okay?

I... I... I'm sure
I'll be home soon.

You're lying to me.

- No.
- You are.

You know something.
Something's wrong.

He's never not came
home before, Dana.


I can't wake up
Marse Tom. Okay?

You know what? Let's
go somewhere else.

Yeah? Let's go somewhere else.


What happened?

She, uh, stole my clothes.

Where is she?

She escaped.

Oh, no.

Could, um...

Winnie mentioned
that there were, uh,

some clothes here,
some boy clothes...

when she stole my clothes?


- Whoa!
- What?

Uh, what are we doing?

We're staying like this
until Mama Olivia comes home.

Until then, nobody gets
in and nobody gets out.

You can sit down.

- Sarah.
- Olivia?

What you doing
out here so early?

It is early.
I'm sorry.

Um, I need you to wake up Carrie and have
her fetch Dana from the house for me.

I have a message to give to
her and it's very important.

There's not much time.

It's from her white
man, ain't it?

You know, I never
really liked her.

I certainly never liked how much
you seem to be out here helping her.


In fact, the two of you always struck
me as being sort of similar in that way.

Could just as well be kin.

Should have seen that earlier.

What are you talking about?

If you hadn't shown
up when you did,

folks around here might
actually have had a chance.

Ain't nobody tell you to swoop
in here however many years ago

and start saving that
redheaded heifer's babies.

You and that Dana of yours.

Sarah, what are you saying?

Stop playing dumb with me.

What you think, Margaret
lost all five of them babies

in a row for nothing?

Huh? For no reason?

I was taking care of them long
before they could make it out of her.

And if you would've just
left well enough alone,

Rufus would've
died in that crib.

Why'd you save him, Olivia?

If you would've just let the boy
alone, Tom would've gotten rid

of that bitch and this place
would be a whole lot different.

But see, that's all sorted now.

'Cause that child gone...

and his damn mother gone,

and Luke gone, and
now Dana gone too.

Now finally folks gonna
have a chance again.


Where did Dana go?

I told her to take herself on off to
wherever it is the two of you took Winnie.

- Oh.
- Oh, yes.

I know you had something
to do with that.

Something to do with what?


Oh, Master Tom.

I'm just telling Miss Olivia
here about some idle chatter.

What are you doing
here so early?

Oh, I just came through to get
a few packets of Sarah's crisps.

Where's Dana?

Last I saw she was
in the guest bedroom.

I just checked the
house and she's gone.

Well, perhaps she lurking
around Winnie's old cabin, sir.

I noticed she liked to hide out
sometimes there when she avoiding chores.

Hmm. Did you tell her?

I did.

And she was awful distraught.

But I told her, just...
just give it thought.

- You snake!
- Hush.

That Dana on her way
to your place by now.

Now that he up, I don't
think there's much time.

So if I was you, I'd figure
out how to get on home,

grab her, and get
outta Maryland.

Don't look at me like that.

You ought to be ashamed.


What I'm gonna do with shame
when my life is confined

to this cookhouse
day in and day out?

You free.

You always been free.

You ain't got no
idea what it's like.

You can keep that shame.

You were right, Nigel.

I don't think your
father's coming home.

I think he's gone.

Gone where?

I don't know. I wish I did.

Let me go with you
and Marse Kevin.

- We can find 'em together.
- I can't do that.


Because Kevin and I are from a
place I... I can't bring you.

But... but everyone's gone.

My father, Rufus, and you're
leaving, Mr. Franklin.

What am I gonna do
with everyone gone?

You're gonna be strong.


Because that's what your
father would've wanted.

You're gonna learn
to write and read.

Okay? That's what
you're gonna do.

You already know all the letters
and all the sounds that they make.

That's half of it.

But you have to practice. You
have to practice every day, okay?

And you have to teach Carrie.

You have to teach Carrie.

'Cause that's what your
father would've wanted.

Hey! Who is in there?

No one may occupy new
quarters on this property

without my permission.

I say, who's in there?

Now get out. It's the last
time I'm gonna tell you.

Have it your way...


Didn't I tell you I
didn't want you reading?

Yeah. I've treated you good.

And this is how you pay me
back, by stealing from me?

Stealing my books?

- Reading?
- I can teach you.

I can teach you to read.

What'd you say?

To read. I can
teach you to read.

No one has to know.

Come here!

Who is that?

That's Dana, you liar.

No. I didn't know. I
didn't know. I swear.

No! Help me! Help!


Get up!

No! No, no!

I guess I'm gonna
have to break you in.

Yeah. Yeah.

Are you mad?

Dana? Dana? Dana?

Dana? Dana? Dana?






you've reached Kevin's phone.

Leave me a message and
I'll get back to you.

Hi. It's me.

I've done exactly
what you told me to

and you're not picking
up, so now I'm worried.

Call me back, please.

- What's going on?
- She's gone.

- What?
- Dana is gone. I can't explain it.

I feel like I'm
losing my mind, Alan.

Shit! Denise, take it
easy. It'll be all right.

Where'd she go?

She ran off
with some guy and...

And I had them cornered in
the closet with no windows.

Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Back up. With who now?

I don't know. Some guy.

- A white guy?
- Sure. What?

Okay. I'm done.

You know him?

Denise, I love you,

but you have gotta let
Dana be what she is.

26, unemployed, and stupid.

She doesn't want our help.

She just wants an
audience for her drama.

Now, I'm not the law anymore,

So if you want someone to
chase her down or save her,

you need to call a cop who
isn't collecting a pension.

I'm tired of driving
around this g*dd*mn city

trying to save Dana's ass
from her own damn self.






The mailbox is full and
cannot accept any messages at this time.

Honey, please come to bed. You
have to get at least some sleep.

Look, I... I... I can't.

I... I can't,
Carlo. It's just...

We saw them
all leave hours ago.

I thought we agreed
to call it a night.

Yes, but I
think they just came back.

- What?
- Look, you're gonna think

that I'm crazy, but I
heard screaming and then...

- And then what?
- I don't know.

I didn't see anything.

- Hermione.
- Carlo.

I'm scared.

I don't like v*olence.


I thought you said you
didn't call the cops.

All right.


- Hello?
- Yes.

We received some
calls from your neighbors.

Would you mind opening up
so we could have a word?

No. Thank you. I'm good.

You don't
have to let us in.

You can just come onto the
porch and talk with us.

Ma'am, are
you alone in there?

If you don't open the door, we're
gonna have to come in there.

Ma'am, please
comply and open the door.

Please stop. I'm coming.

Hi. Sorry, I was just
getting out of the shower.

I didn't have on any clothes.

Uh, is there a problem?

Do you mind
if we talk inside?

Yeah. Yeah.

Excuse me. Do you know
what's happening here?

Oh, it's... it's just an ongoing
situation with a new neighbor.

What... what kind of situation?

Uh, we're not really sure.

Um, we know that one of their
associates is very violent

and there may or may
not be drugs involved.

I would hang back.

Anything in the house
we should know about?

Drugs, w*apon?

No, nothing.

You're here. How?

Are you behind this?

B... b... behind
what? Where's Dana?

- You don't know?
- Know what?

Deceit. Deceit.

Deceit. Deceit.

Where are they? Tell me.

What? Who? I... I don't
know what you're talking about.

Dana and Olivia. Where are they?

What is this witchcraft?
Tell me how they did it!

Did... did... did what?


She's gone?

How did they do it?


Hi there.

You okay?

Yeah. Hi. I'm...
what the f*ck?



Listen, what's... What's
going on in there?

- Is your brother okay?
- I don't know.

- I'm sorry.
- No, no, no.

It's... it's really...
It's... it's okay.

I... I have a sister I
haven't heard from in months.

And d... d... do you
know the girl who lived there?

Um, no, not really.

I met her last night. Kevin
brought her to my house.

He... Kevin just
met her, I think.

No, we don't know
much about her either.

- She just moved in.
- Would you... would you like

to come over to our house
just for a little bit?

Maybe we could fill you in on some
of the things we've been seeing.

I mean, we... we are just...
We are just right over there.

Uh, can I get you
a cup of coffee?


Actually, that... That
would be nice actually.

Yeah. Thank you.

- Oh, my God.
- Oh, it's been a long night.


what happened to you?

I was whipped.

But it... it was...

the man who owns the plantation
that I keep getting pulled back to.

Tom Weylin.

And his son's name is Rufus.

Do you believe me?

Well... I don't want to.

But you disappeared
from that closet.

And you're here so fast.

- How?
- I was sent back.

But that time, I had taken Kevin
with me and we... we were gone

for a week, but it felt like
it was only a few minutes here

because time moves
different, but...

Every time I come back,
I get sent back here.

What makes you come back?

Something has to happen
where I fear for my life...

or I think I'm gonna die.

And I guess that's what happened
when I was passed out on the floor.

But I don't even know
how long I was out.

Kevin is stuck there.

He's stuck there.

And... and I promised him...

that I wouldn't leave him.

I said, "I would not leave you."

And I did.

And I...

I don't know what to do, Denise.

I don't know what to do because I
don't know if he's been there a year.

I don't know if he's alive.

I... I don't know. I
don't know what do.

I have to get... I
have to get back there.

I have to get back,
but I don't know how.

I don't know how.

I have to save him because
I promised him I'd sa...

If something happens to
him, I know it's my fault.

Oh, Dana.

Dana, it's gonna be okay.

No! No, it's not, Niecy.

It's not...

It's not.

He's the only person
who... Who believed me.

He's the only person who
understood what was happening.

How do you go back?

I can't control it.

It just happens or not.


We're gonna figure this out.


We'll get him back.

And then we're gonna figure
out how to make it stop.


I think...

I think if...

I make sure that
Rufus stays alive...

and I...

I make sure our next
ancestor is born,

then that'll make it stop.

But I don't even know. I don't
even know when that would be.

Well, have you
checked the Bible?

What Bible?

The family Bible.

It has the name of every
James ancestor going back...

I don't know how far,
and their birth years.


Wait, Denise. Where...
where is that?

Well, last time I saw it, it was...
it was on the mantle back in Brooklyn.

Mama used to bring it
out on special occasions.


That's it.

What are you looking for, Dana?

Carrie. If I'm right, her and
Rufus have a child together.

But right before I left they were
separated for who knows how long.

- Right there.
- Where?

Carrie Ann Blake born
1849. Is that right?

No, that can't be right.

She was born before that.


I was wrong. I was wrong.

- Wrong about what?
- It wasn't Carrie, it was Alice.

Rufus and Alice have
a child together.

That's how it happened.

See anything
you fancy, sir?

I do not.

Alice, keep up.

We gotta get back
before sundown.

Three hours
since I last got here.

Okay, wait,
what are you doing?

- I might still have time.
- Time? Before what?

Before I get sent back.

Well, Dana, there's gotta
be something I can do.

No, no, no, don't
touch! Don't touch me.

Don't touch me, please. I
don't wanna send you back.

Please, please. Just let
me focus. Let me focus.

-It's 1880... 1890... I don't know.
-When is it gonna happen?

Maybe it won't happen.

It will.

Should I get help? I...

Gotta see her. I'll
probably be right back.


Denise, where
the hell have you been?

The NYPD, they called the house.

I just got off the
phone with them.

They found Olivia.



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