02x07 - Again

( Walter breathing heavily )

f*ck.

( Ominous music )

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Alex: Hey.

( Pants )

Hey!

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Hey, help!

Help!

Hey!

♪ ♪

( Keys jingling )

( Breathing heavily )

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( Suspenseful music )

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( Engine turning over, keys jingling )

( Tires squealing )

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Leonard: You see the gate back there?

You didn't drive your truck through it, so...

I guess you saw it.

Is that the Geist building up there?

That's right.

You know that party's not till tomorrow.

You work for them?

I used to... before the assholes got to it.

( Dynamic music )

♪ ♪

Audrey: Why do you want to speak at the launch?

Leonard: Why are you talking to me like that?

Audrey: Like what?

Leonard: Like you know me.

Like we're some kind of team.

Two weeks ago, I didn't even know your f*cking name.

You know it now.

We can get through this, Leonard.

I know it feels like...

No, it doesn't feel...

I can f*cking see what's going on around me, okay?

I don't need therapy about it.

What I need is a f*cking chain saw.

Audrey: I'm trying to help you.

We need to be flexible, cooperate, and then things will go back to normal.

There's no getting back to normal, so stop trying to sell me this rotten bat sh1t and telling me it's cookies and cream, huh?

We have a new partner. We don't have a choice.

Partner...

Yeah, that's f*cking rich.

Call it whatever you want, but they're in charge here, whether we like it or not.

Yeah, right. And you like it.

I accept it.

I accept reality.

Well, here's the reality.

It's my f*cking company, and I'm gonna get up there and say whatever the f*ck I want.

( Dynamic music continues faintly on TV )

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( Door slams )

( Sighs )

( Dramatic music )

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( Door opens )

( Door creaks closed )

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( Indistinct chatter )

( Indistinct chatter continues )

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Leonard: Pardon me. Pardon me.

Excuse me.

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What are you doing here?

How did we get here?

( Leonard continues indistinctly )

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For example, you could put it in a paint.

If the concentration were strong enough...

The subject wouldn't need to ingest it.

They--they wouldn't even need to touch it.

They just walk into the room and...

( Inhales sharply ) Breathe, and they're done.

I f*cking love that idea.

( Leonard shouting )

Oh, and it could be any color. It doesn't have to be red.

It's a f*cking metaphor, okay?

I'm trying to warn you.

This is your last chance!

Who is that?

Leonard: We're the campers...

He's, you know, like, our mascot.

And the giant is these f*cking people!

They're trying to take our work away!

Everything we...

♪ Don't stop... ♪

This is important! You got to listen to me!

♪ Don't stop, it'll soon be here ♪
♪ It'll be better than before ♪
♪ Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone ♪
♪ Why not think about times to come? ♪

Come on, let's get a drink.

Let's do it.

♪ Not about the things that you've done ♪

Who the f*ck are...

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What are you...

Alex, where the hell have you been?

Alex?

Are you okay?

What the f*ck are you talking about?

♪ Don't stop... ♪

Where is Walter Cruz?

♪ It'll be better than before ♪

Come.

♪ Yesterday's gone ♪

Get off of me.

Alex, what is going on?

I've been calling...

Why do you keep calling me that?

Wh--what? Alex?

Yes.

♪ ♪

Because that's your name.

No, Alex attacked me...

I know my f*cking name, and it's Jackie...

Calico? That's our cat.

♪ ♪

Wendy: That went smoothly.

What are you, hiding over here?

What do you need?

Who replaced the caterers?

What?

The new guys, they're incompetent.

I asked one of them to randomize the appetizer trays, and he looked at me like I was crazy.

Wendy, I just...

Can I have a minute?

Oh. Hey, Alex.

♪ Don't stop thinking about tomorrow... ♪

Hi.

♪ ♪

Yeah, we'll talk later. Okay.

♪ It'll be better than before ♪
♪ Yesterday's gone... ♪

You really don't know who I am?

♪ Don't stop thinking about tomorrow... ♪

Move.

What is...

Now.

Y-you don't have to do that.

Who is Walter Cruz?

He's a veteran. You met with him, but...

For what?

There you are.

Craig, what are you doing? This woman Tased me.

No, I did not.

Yes, you did.

What's that? It's a Taser.

It's not.

♪ ♪

What?

It's not a Taser.

♪ I never meant any harm to you... ♪

But she--she Tased me.

Craig, go have a drink, okay? And don't f*ck up the party.

Okay. O-okay.

♪ Better than before... ♪

Will you put that away?

What is this place?

What are you doing?

This is my office.

Bunda: Audrey, there you are.

These are the men I was telling you about.

Our wonderful idea men, Zach and Yaniv, fire and ice.

Zach. Nice to meet you.

It's a beautiful space here.

Uh, light-filled.

Audrey is the special sauce that really holds this place together.

Special sauce?

Well, glue.

( Stammers ) Glue.

We have to go.

Oh, you must be Alex, the saleswoman.

Well, you have a real winner here.

But you must know that, don't you?

( Chuckles ) We have to run upstairs.

Okay, well, the guys had a question about implementation.

Yes, the memory effects of the extract, they're permanent?

Our research is still ongoing.

What is he talking about?

Calm down.

What memory effects?

( Giggles )

The extract...

So nice to meet you.

What extract.

We will be right downstairs.

Okay.

So, um...

Well, I-I do need you back in a few minutes.

It's important.

Audrey: Okay.

Leonard: You mind telling me what you're doing here?

I got business with those guys, the assholes.

So I need to go up there.

Little late for business.

I guess so, yeah.

Is that gonna be a problem?

Look, these people, they did something to me, and now they're coming after me.

And so I'm going up there to talk to them about it.

Is that gonna be a problem with you?

( Flashlight clicks )

You're one of those kids, aren't you?

What?

From the treatment program?

( Dramatic music )

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Come on inside. We'll talk.

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Leonard: You're coming in or not?

♪ ♪

Walter Cruz.

That's you, isn't it?

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Looks like you.

( Tense music )

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Who are you?

Who is that?

Walter Cruz.

He did this to me?

He must have.

What was I doing? Why was I there?

You were talking to him.

About what?

It's your job.

If someone has a problem with the company, a grievance, the company hires you.

You convince whoever it is to back off their claim.

That's a job?

You made it a job.

What was his claim?

We were testing the extract on him, and there was an accident.

So I was going to get you out of that?

Yeah.

( Dramatic music )

What about my tattoo?

♪ ♪

You don't have one.

I did. A fake one and a fake ID.

Why did I have all of that if I was just going to talk to him?

It's complicated.

Just answer the f*cking question.

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Why? What difference would it make?

Because I know I did something.

I felt that the moment I woke up.

I can't say it, but I can feel it.

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He was a threat.

You were taking control of the situation because that's what you do.

We had a choice between what he wanted and what we wanted, between winning and losing, and we chose us.

"Us"?

Yes.

We take care of each other because no one else will... you, me, our family.

Everything else, everyone else, they're just people.

( Ominous music )

♪ ♪

I have to go downstairs for a minute.

Will you come with me, please?

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And then we can go home.

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So they just erased it all?

Leonard: Yeah.

Why?

I guess they thought you'd be more useful without it.

Can you fix it?

No, no, I can't.

I'm... I'm sorry.

( Folder thuds )

Then finish it.

Finish what?

The job you started.

Take the rest.

I don't, uh...

I don't understand.

Yes, you do.

Can you do it or not?

That's not the point.

You can do it. I know you can.

Look, you got a raw deal. It's not fair what we did...

I don't give a f*ck about fair, okay?

Now, I'm telling you what I need from you.

I understand.

No, you don't.

You can't.

My name is Walter Cruz.

Yes, I know.

I'm from Georgia. I went to Valdosta High.

All right.

I ran track, I was in theater tech, and I had a girlfriend I didn't like for three years.

Her name was Kat.

And then I had a girlfriend I really liked senior year.

Her name was Jade.

Jade was a Scorpio.

She had five scorpion tattoos all over her body.

One was at the bottom of her foot.

My mother's name is Gloria. She's a-a Marxist.

I still don't even know what the f*ck that means.

Uh, what are you talking about?

I remember all that.

I remember the enlistment center and--and my deployment and seeing the desert for the first time.

( Dramatic music )

But after that, it stops. It's...

♪ ♪

My service, coming home...

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It's all gone.

♪ ♪

So focus on what you do have. You can build from there...

No, no, okay? No.

Look, these memories, they're....

All they're doing is reminding me of what's missing.

It's like I got this ache.

It's just...it never stops. It's f*cking rotting in there.

So you want me to poison you?

No, I want you to finish the job.

Take the rest.

You want to help me? This is how you help me.

I could take you down to the f*cking studs.

That wouldn't make a difference.

Now listen to yourself. What do you want?

You want more.

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That f*cking stuff, you can't manage it.

Once it gets inside, it grabs on, takes over.

It happened to my company, my farm.

f*cking happened to me, okay?

Now they're having a party up there tomorrow to f*cking celebrate.

Celebrate what?

I don't know.

More of you. Something like that.

♪ ♪

You mean they're doing it again?

And you're just gonna blame it on some plant?

What do you want me to say, man?

I...I tried.

You grew it. It's your company.

You're just hiding out in some f*cking hut?

There's a building full of them.

There's one of me.

I'm f*cking old.

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( Scoffs )

You're not old.

You just got a shitty attitude.

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( Indistinct shouting )

Audrey, you did it! Leonard's toast.

We can finally have some fun around here.

You're not drinking yet? Let me get you a drink.

No.

( Shouting continues )

( Cheering )

♪ Wake up, kids ♪
♪ We've got the dreamers disease... ♪

Thank you.

♪ We got you down on your knees ♪
♪ So polite, you're busy still saying please... ♪

Yes, if I can have your attention for a moment.

I'd like to make a little toast.

When I was first deployed, it was 700 men and me.

I was smiled at and tolerated and pushed aside.

Twelve years later, I ran that unit.

♪ ♪

When I first came to Geist, I met someone who understood the potential of this company.

That person was smiled at and tolerated and pushed aside.

But that ends today.

Audrey Temple, I am proud to call you my partner on this project.

You are my f*cking Helen Keller.

( Applause )

Woman: Good job, Audrey.

We are doing this today because of you.

( Voice fades ) We're the meteors, and those dinosaurs didn't see us coming.

( Foreboding music )

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Here's to new beginnings and being seen.

( Cheering )

Bravo.

( Cheers and applause )

( Suspenseful music )

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( Groans softly )

( Grunts softly )

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( Groans softly )

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This...this is what we wanted.

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Woman: Go, Audrey.

Man: Bottoms up, Audrey!

( Scattered cheers )

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Mm.

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Yaniv: Whoa, whoa, Zach. Zach.

( Groans )

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( Crowd gasps )

Oh.

( Concerned chatter )

Audrey: Oh.

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What's going on?

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Oh, no.

♪ ♪ ♪ ♪

( Whimpers )

( Cup clinks )

( Whimpers )

Is it gonna hurt?

Alex: I don't remember.

I'm gonna go...

...sit down.

( Item clinks )

( Shudders )

( Shudders )

( Inhales shakily )

( Gasps )

( Laughing ) We...we should've just gone back to bed.

What?

You were right. Olive...

...that's a pretty name.

( Breathes deeply )

Olive.

( Solemn music )

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( Footsteps approaching )

♪ ♪

Bunda: There you are.

♪ ♪

This stuff really works, huh?

How much time do I have?

I don't know.

Depends how much you drank, I guess.

You know, my, um...

...daughter's getting married next week.

I'm--I'm supposed to give her away.

So, um...

What are you gonna just do with all this--just rip it out?

Yep. ( Groans )

What a waste.

I was gonna do something here.

I was gonna do something big!

I was gonna take a f*cking moonshot!

I know that's what you thought.

And what did you think?

What was your big idea?

I f*cked things up pretty good.

This was the best I could come up with.

( Chuckles )

You know what you are? You're stubborn.

You just only see things your way.

Well...

I don't think there's more than one way to see this.

Of course there is. There's a million ways.

You put things in context. You take them out of context.

That's how new ideas happen.

It takes nerve.

Yeah, well... those are just f*cking song lyrics.

Sound good. They don't mean anything.

( Dog panting )

See? You're just stubborn.

( Chuckles )

I used to be like that.

You're gonna get sunburned laying out here.

( Gasps )

Give me your f*cking hat.

( Chuckles )

( Gasps, exhales sharply )

My hero.

( Dramatic music )

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( Scoffs )

You don't even remember me, do you?

No.

I don't.

Who's that?

I don't know really.

( Sighs )

You should go now.

I will.

I just know what it's like to wake up like that...

...alone.

♪ And now ♪
♪ The end is near ♪
♪ And so I got to face the final curtain ♪
♪ Curtain ♪
♪ Friends ♪
♪ I'll say it clear ♪
♪ And state my case ♪
♪ Of which I'm certain ♪
♪ I've lived ♪
♪ A life that's full ♪
♪ I've traveled each ♪
♪ And every highway ♪
♪ And more ♪
♪ Much more than this ♪
♪ I did it my way ♪
♪ ♪
♪ Regrets ♪
♪ Regrets, I've had a few ♪
♪ But then again ♪
♪ Too few to mention ♪
♪ I did ♪
♪ What I had to do ♪
♪ And saw it through ♪
♪ Without exemption ♪

( Keys jingle, engine turning over )

♪ I planned each charted course ♪
♪ Each careful footstep ♪
♪ Along the byway, yeah ♪
♪ More, much more than this ♪
♪ I did it my way ♪
♪ ♪
♪ Yes, there were times ♪
♪ I'm sure you knew ♪
♪ When I bit off ♪
♪ Much more than I could chew ♪
♪ But through it all ♪
♪ When there was doubt ♪
♪ I ate it up ♪
♪ And spat it out ♪
♪ I faced it all ♪
♪ And I stood tall ♪
♪ And did it my way ♪
♪ ♪
♪ Ooh ♪
♪ I've laughed and cried ♪
♪ I've had my fill ♪
♪ My share of losing ♪
♪ And now ♪
♪ As tears subside ♪
♪ I find it all ♪
♪ So amusing ♪
♪ To think ♪
♪ I did all that ♪
♪ And may I say ♪
♪ Not in a sly way ♪
♪ Oh, no, no, no ♪
♪ No, not me ♪
♪ I did it my way ♪
♪ ♪
♪ Oh, what is a man? ♪
♪ What has he got? ♪
♪ If not himself ♪
♪ Then he has naught ♪
♪ To say the things ♪
♪ He truly feels ♪
♪ Not the words ♪
♪ Of one who kneels ♪
♪ The record shows ♪
♪ I took the blows ♪
♪ And did it my way ♪
♪ ♪

( Computer beeps, keys clacking )