Dr. Will Zimmerman
Dr. Helen Magnus
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about ...
When Adam first begins tormenting Magnus (and later, when he's bleeding out), he paraphrases bits from the poem If … by the celebrated, Nobel Prize-winning British writer and poet, Rudyard Kipling. Often voted England's favorite poem, the verse is a timeless evocation of Victorian stoicism - the infamous "stiff upper lip" which has come to be seen as a traditional British virtue. In point of fact, the line "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two imposters just the same" adorns the wall of the players entrance at Wimbledon's Centre Court. In that it was written in 1895, the general time-frame of Adam's adventures with the Five, the poem itself was a clue as to who he was. The classic's closing lines speak directly to Adam's immature nature and his twisted, unstable tango with time:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Ian Tracey makes his first recurring role appearances as Adam Worth.
Will: I don't know. "Coming in from the cold"? (sighs) I just feel like … I'm in some sort of … pulp spy novel from the fifties when you use those expressions.
Helen: And what's wrong with that?
Will: Nothing. I just think maybe we could use expressions that are from this century, for those of us who were born more recently.
Kate: Yeah, but "seeking sanctuary" feels kind of on the nose.
Will: Okay, well, how about we use mafia terms, right? 'Cause they're timeless. Like, uh, (attempts "gangster" voice) "Hey, he's gotta get off the street" or, uh, you know, "No, no, no, no, no, Frankie's goin' south".
Will: Alright, I'm thinkin' this guy's some sort of lizard-type person - doesn't hide well in public.
Kate: Hence the stinky, out-of-the-way meeting spot.
Helen: His message didn't specify his race, just that he needed our help.
Kate: You always think amphibian?
Will: When I don't know what the creature is? Yeah, I always go there.
Kate (laughing): Oh, me too.
Helen (shaking her head in disbelief): You to take the upper floors, stay in radio contact.
Will: All right.
Helen: And could you both try to be a bit more …
Kate/Will (in unison): Welcoming?
Helen: Yes … especially if he does end up being a lizard.
Will: Hello? Anybody here?
Kate: Why ask for help and then not show up?
Will: Fear, maybe?
Kate: Of what?
Will: Uh, that's a good freakin' question. (speaks as if to a child) "Hello! Come on out, little buddy. We're friendly." Tryin' to be welcoming.
Kate: Yeah. (checks scanner) Nothin'.
Kate: Scanner is not liking something in here.
Will: Yeah. Em interference. A power station nearby, it could be that.
Kate: Or maybe someone doesn't want fish man found.
Helen: Doesn't look like anyone's been in here in years. Is your scanner acting up?
Kate: Yeah, getting weird power spikes, then it corrects.
Will: Bad feeling about this place.
Kate: Thank you for saying it.
Will: I'll have Henry run a diagnostic on the scanner malfunctions. Who knows, maybe "seriously creepy" is a parameter.
Kate: The guy got afraid and didn't show. Where's the mystery?
Will (gently sarcastic): Katie …
Helen: There's always a mystery.
Kate: Uh-huh. That's adorable. I say, if Mr. Shy Guy really wants our help, he'll reach out. Until then, as much as I love it here …
Helen: Unless he was trying to warn us.
Will: Of what?
Helen: I don't know. There's something odd going on here. I can't quite put my finger on it.
Kate: Yeah, this whole building has weird juju, like people died here.
(stunned, Magnus is attacked from behind, knocked down, kicked and disarmed)
Helen (searching for her attacker): I mean you no harm. I'm not your enemy!
(her assailant throws a sharpened pipe, vanishes and then warps in before her)
Helen: Who are you?
Adam: Helen. You look beautiful.
(he head-butts and kicks her to the ground and then laughs)
Helen (rises, brandishing the pipe): WHO ARE YOU!
Adam (laughing): Ah! Wouldn't … (timewarps) … you … (timewarps) … like to know.
Adam (reciting and timewarping): If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs ... If you can trust yourself when all the men doubt you ... If you can wait and not be tired of waiting ...
Helen (being grabbed by the throat): Listen to me!
Adam: … OR BEING LIED ABOUT!
Helen: What do you want!?
Adam (playacting voices): "Hologram for Dr. Magnus." "Hello, I'm Helen Magnus." "Sign here, please, would you, ma'am."
Helen: Hologram. What hologram?
Adam (strikes Magnus): City hologram!
Helen: I don't know what you mean!
Adam (throws her to the ground): Hologram … City …
Helen: Please, I've no idea …
Adam: No, no, no, no. Focus! City … Hologram … Map! Had any visitors to the sanctuary? Two friends of mine, extremely pale?
Helen: It was you. You attacked Will.
Adam: You're welcome. (bows)
Helen (kicks him in the face): Stop … hitting … me.
Helen: Keystones? I don't know anything about any keystones, I swear.
Adam: You have the map, yes? Had it for weeks now? Have the map, yes?
Adam: Studying it, learning it, yes?
Helen: What we can, it's very complex.
Adam: Have you grown stupid? Keystones! Location! COORDINATES!
Helen: We've been studying the map, but honestly, we found nothing about any keystones.
Adam (laughing): Oh, Gregory. He sends you this glorious message and you don't even receive it properly.
Adam: Did you at least understand what you were looking at?
Helen: Hollow Earth.
Adam: Hollow Earth! Yes, it's underground. Bravo! (applauds sarcastically)
Helen: You want to know how to get to the city?
Adam: By way of the … Come on, say it. Say it.
Adam (caustically): Give the lady a prize!
(Magnus rips off her tormenter's mask)
Adam: Now, tell me you haven't forgotten me.
Adam: It's nice to see you again, love. It's only been, what? A hundred years?
Helen: This is impossible. You're dead. I killed you!
Adam: Ironically, he understands why you murdered us - said it was strictly business, not to take it personally.
Helen: Yeah, he would see it that way. I suppose I need to talk to him too.
Adam: Uh-uh. Don't think you really wanna do that. He's kinda been in charge of this whole thing right from the start.
Helen: I can see that. It's all right. I'll be fine.
Adam: It's really good to see ya again, hope to see ya soon … (begins to change personalities)
Helen: Me, too.
Adam (voice deepens): Devious bitch!
Helen: Hello, Adam!
Adam: Call me Hyde.
Helen: It's not your real name.
Adam: Well, but "Adam Worth just seems so weak and pathetic. Never really cared for "Jekyll" much. But, Hyde … my kind of bastard sobriquet.
Helen: Stop glorifying yourself! It was a book written in three days high on cocaine.
Adam: About my amazing exploits! Never saw a penny for it, mind you. Stevenson, (laughs) selfish bugger.
Adam: He wanted me to ask
(as he searches for her, Hyde taunts Magnus)
Adam: Helen … One thing I never really got was you and Johnny Druitt. (timewarps) Helen? What in God's name did you ever see in that bullet-headed misogynist? I did like Tesla, though. At least he was honest, always knew where you stood with him. Watson was the only one who really gave me a fair shake, besides you. You were my favorite, until you killed me … which, as you may have guessed, left me with some emotional scars … You could have saved her. You could have saved my daughter. Instead, you left us with nothing. I heard about Ashley. Tragic, isn't it, losing a child?
Helen: How is this possible? You haven't aged?
Adam: Are you saying I look good?
Helen: You somehow managed to survive all these years. You know about the city. I think we have a lot to talk about.
Adam: You mean you want me to tell you everything I know - while you give me nothing. Well … I've been there. It's amazing. You'd love it. (attacking) And that's all you get for now!
(flashback : Magnus, rifle at the ready, pursues Adam to the edge of a cliff)
Adam: How quaint, a woman with a firearm.
(Adam timewarps in front of Magnus and punches her to the ground)
Adam (sing-song voice): I know why you're angry. (Magnus punches him in the face) Good one … You thought I was the big threat.
Adam: I just wanted to knock you around a little bit … so you get all marked up and woozy. (they exchange blows) Nice. You still hit like a girl, though.
Helen: Fancy some more? Or more parlor tricks?
Adam: All of this, it's a masterpiece in your honor. To show you what you destroyed, a gifted boy with a shining mind.
Helen: Shut up!
Adam: Make me, wench! (Magnus lunges and they grapple) Now we're having fun!
Helen: Adam, let me go. We can talk.
Adam: No, no. I can't do that. The whole point of this is to find a way back.
Helen: To the city?
Adam: Aye. And then, well …
Helen: Kill me.
Adam (nods): Elegantly.
Helen (sighs and steps forward): I've so deeply regretted what I did, for so long
Adam: Stay back.
Helen (advancing): I know you can't forgive me. And believe me, I have never forgiven myself. Not a day goes by …
Helen: … when I don't think about what I did to you. Adam …
Adam: I miss you.
Helen (nods): Me too. (suddenly rips a tear in the arm of his coat)
Adam: Bloody skank! (timewarps out and reappears roaring in anguished pain, his arm badly burned)
Helen: You can't enter the rift exposed.
(after traversing the rift, Magnus pummels Adam and stabs him with the sharpened pole)
Helen: No more, Adam!
Adam (laughing weakly): I surrender. Take me prisoner.
Helen: Keystones. What are they? How do they lead to the city?
Adam (singing): If you can dream, and not let dreams be your master …
Helen: Bleed to death or talk, your choice!
Adam: We're divided on that one, see, because he says you wouldn't do it. I'm not so sure.
Helen: I killed you once. This would just be a loose end.
Adam: You've changed in the last century.
Helen (asking about her father): Then he's still alive?
Adam: It's 50-50 on that one. He broke some rather large rules when he sent you that message. They've executed people for less. You have the holomap, but you don't know how to read it. If you want to save Gregory, you need me! ME!
Take me to your Sanctuary or leave me here. 'Cause either way … they'll be nothing left to study. (sends an auto-destruct signal to his timewarp devices)
Helen: Adam, what have you done?
Adam: I forgive you, Helen. I forgive you.
International Air Dates:
Canada : November 26, 2010 on Space
United Kingdom : November 30, 2010 on Watch
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