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Dr. Will Zimmerman
Dr. Helen Magnus
Commander Juno Toland
(Druitt is bound, hanging from the ceiling)
Adam: Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey … (chuckles sarcastically) Oh, don't try to stare me down, old boy, I've grown accustomed to your face.
Druitt: Here's the thing, my dear, sweet, little Worth … You'd best off me now, because when I escape, I'm going to use you to redefine suffering.
Adam: Makes me feel better about the news I have. It's about your girlfriend, the one who likes to kill you every so often - but you can't quite get over her?
Druitt: You were going to tell me about Helen?
Adam: Ah, yes. (tsks) She's bitten the biscuit, I'm afraid. The word is from my good people inside the city that Helen and her merry little band were put to death.
Druitt: Why did you come back here, just revenge?
Adam: This is not about striking back at people, this is about so much more. If all goes well, everything's about to change - down here, up there. Reality as we know it … is about to be altered forever.
Helen: How dare you.
Ranna: I will ask the questions. You will answer them.
Helen: Or you'll kill me again?
Ranna: Your life essence became property of this state the moment you set foot here. Under extreme circumstances, I can revive convicts in order to gain further information.
Helen: You really expect me to cooperate?
Ranna: Your father was a respected citizen here for sixty-five years, and then suddenly he chose to abandon all reason and break our most sacred laws. Why?
Helen: Ask him … or is he dead somewhere, hanging in a room?
(Helen gazes into a holographic-interface device)
Helen: God, you have cameras everywhere. Every tribe, every race.
Toland: Step away from there.
Ranna: Helen Magnus, Commander Juno Toland, head of security. You injured three of his men.
Helen: Right. (winks) Sorry about that.
Toland: I don't care that you're the daughter of Gregory Magnus, you don't exist anymore.
Ranna: None of us will exist anymore, Toland, if we don't … widen our gaze. We need help. She's an expert on hyper-species. I want this kept from the Senate for as long as possible, Toland.
Kate (shuddering): Okay, so, death … I can put on the resume.
Will: It's my second time - doesn't get any easier.
Henry: Alright, so … they reanimated us, which effectively makes us zombies, and-and I'm really not comfortable with that.
Helen (cheerfully): Good morning, everyone! Welcome back.
Kate: Okay, so what's the plan, how're we gonna get outta here?
Helen: We're not.
Helen: They need our help.
Will: Look, I'm not one to hold a grudge or anything, but … they killed us?
Henry: Yeah, and they won't cure you.
Kate: Right, grudge.
Henry: Holo-data transfer … virtual sim chambers …
Will: Death by force field.
Kate: Protein shakes that taste like diapers.
Henry: I know, awesome, right?
(Henry peers into the holographic-interface, excitedly asking questions)
Toland (pulling Henry away): We don't need your help.
Kate: Looks like your boss thinks otherwise.
Helen: Eh-eh, Dr. Zimmerman recently communicated with Kali.
Will: Yeah, yeah, it's a wicked dinner party story.
Fallon: Communicating with Kali is my domain. I'm sure you found it a challenge speaking with her without a neural interface.
Will (chuckles): Well, uh, I had to die in order to do it, but, as it turns out, that's not as impressive down here.
Helen: Still, I'm sure you both have much to talk about.
Fallon: I'll prepare a brain scan - compare it with our own neural resonance pattern.
Will: Yeah, it's a date.
Toland: That's suicide. The heat and fumes would kill you within seconds.
Henry: You know what, not if you had the right protection. Those force fields that you held us in when you murdered us? I'm thinkin' those could be modified into a personal heat shield. You just have to whittle down the emitter to about the size of an iPod - (gestures) 'bout yea big.
Ranna: You'll need a power source to match. Our engineers can supply that.
Kate: Great. To the lab, Hank.
Helen (quietly): Keep a lid on him.
Kate: I'll do my best.
Will (about Adam): He's like Houdini or-or the guy from Alcatraz. He keeps slipping through our fingers.
Helen: Well, there has to be a reason he came back to the city other than to cure his illness. I'm certain of it.
Kate: Oh, there could be a thousand reasons. I mean, everything in here is, like, super valuable future tech.
Henry: Yeah, look what he did to the Doc with those time-node things. That was bad-ass. Those were probably spare parts.
Helen: Imagine what he could do with a whole city's worth of weapons at his disposal.
Ranna: Our transport system is only reliable above the asthenosphere. Beyond this point it becomes very unstable. Unfortunately, Kanaan's last known position is about an hour on foot down there.
Helen: Carbon monoxide levels are rising. We're not in the red zone yet.
Kate: No jet packs or hover boards to speed things up?
Ranna: Oh, I knew I forgot something.
Will (about Adam): So, he's a genius, right? So his logic patterns are all about ego. He wants to be remembered. (sighs)
Fallon: For what?
Will: What every mad scientist wants to be remembered for - doing the impossible
Gregory: When I learned that Will had contacted Kali in the avatar chamber, I had to act! You had to know that you possessed that holomap - for the city's sake, as-as well as yours.
Helen: And in return they charged you with treason.
Kate: I guess down here no good deed goes unpunished.
Gregory: Please, go easy on Ranna. I'm sure the Senate gave her no choice.
Will: That's far enough, Adam.
Adam (chuckles): Concubine … having a nice visit?
Will: Don't make this worse.
Adam: I think you know how they treat people like us. There isn't a lot of emotional inventory.
Will: Whatever you're trying to accomplish, it isn't gonna happen.
Adam: But I have such wonderful plans.
Will: Plans? What plans?
Adam: What else? For revolution.
Will: We can't let you go, Adam.
Adam (tsks and sighs): I can't let you stop me, concubine.
Ranna (after being saved): You didn't have to do that for me.
Helen: Of course I did - harmony over conflict and all that?
Toland: Why were you trying to access information on the Kellorem device?
Will: Why were you tryin' to hide it?
Toland: What are you talkin' about?
Will: Worth was accused of deploying this device in the city, causing massive contamination.
Henry: Except there's no mention of this device in his criminal file.
Will: Meaning somebody deleted it.
Toland: Our records are kept under the strictest security.
(Will and Henry chuckle)
Henry: You've been hacked, dude.
Fallon: I released you in exchange for helping save the city.
Adam: Fallon … we both know that the device could give you complete control over the city's weapons systems - you and your tribal allies in the Senate. Pity the poor humans. There's a new species of sheriff in town. (clicks and winks knowingly) I'm kind of on to you.
Fallon: Ranna's time is over. This city has had too much power for too long.
Adam: Frankly, I don't care if you depose Ranna - or send all the humans here scurrying for the surface like the little rats that they are. No, I care that you're thinking too small. The device has a far more meaningful destiny. (stuns Fallon unconscious) My point, my dear … is that the deal's off.
(after the transport pod tunnels them to safety)
Kate: I've never been so happy to see fake sky before.
Adam (chuckles): The concubine who couldn't leave well enough alone.
Will (pointing weapon): It's over, man.
Adam: You and Helen, cut from the same cloth - always threatening, never acting. (stuns Will just before Helen enters and shoots him)
Adam (rises, chuckling ruefully): And I was certain … history never repeats. (begins baking into the transport pod)
Helen: Don't. I will shoot you again.
(Helen fires and Adam falls back into the pod laughing as it zooms away)
(Adam opens the pod to find a bloodied but determined Druitt)
Druitt: You and I … have unfinished business, old boy.
Ranna: Helen, the city has … has a lot to thank you for, but it's gonna take time before the Senate allows continued interaction between surface dwellers.
Helen: I understand.
Ranna: It might be better if you didn't make any attempt to communicate with us. In the fullness of time, we'll contact you - via your ambassador.
Helen: Ah, my father.
Ranna: Yes, he'll be staying with us. It's his choice … and all charges against him have been dropped.
Helen: Well, then, I truly hope we have full diplomatic relations soon. We have a lot to learn from you.
Ranna: We've got a lot to learn from each other.
Original International Air Dates:
Canada : April 15, 2011 on Space
Australia : May 20, 2011 on Sci Fi Australia
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