01x03 - The Tyger and the Lamb

Grandpa: Hi, Silas.

This is your birthday tape from Pappy and Grammy.

We love you very much and miss you tons, kiddo.

We're just so excited that you're 6 years old now.

Where did the time go?

( Muffled indistinct conversations )

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Grandma: We want you to know you're special, Silas.

You're a sweet, thoughtful, caring young man, and we're so proud to have you as our grandson.

( Voice echoing )

Hope: Hey, sleepy heads. Wake the hell up!

( Fires crackling, walkers growling in distance )


Hope, where are you?

Take a guess. We're doing Elton's plan.

No, we're not. You are not.

Hope: I can get to the factory and sound the siren, clear a path for you guys to get through.

It's your best chance of making it out alive.

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We don't even know if the siren works or if we can get it to work.

We weren't gonna risk anyone on this.

We decided.

You decided.

Hope, just come back, please.

Chill, okay?

I-It's not even all that bad down here... at least not compared to your cooking.

( Coughing )

We will find another way.

Just come back.

We knew what was up when we left, how it would be, but we did it for Dad.

This, it should be me. It has to be.

Oh, sh1t. I-I got to go.

( Radio crackling )


Are you there? Hope?

Hope. Hope!

We're glad you're here, Silas, and we're glad your uncle decided to sponsor you.

Now, you know what that means, right?

( Paper rustles )

It means you get a fresh start.


Omaha is pretty great, okay?

But this place, it's big without being too big.

Now, I understand that you, uh... you want to work with your uncle here in the physical plant instead of going to school?

Yeah, Silas here is... he's the hardest worker you ever want to meet.

Look, if you ever do change your mind, Silas, school is always an option for you, alright?

Monument High's a great, great way to meet people your age.

Well, he... he appreciates the opportunity.

We both do.

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He's a good kid.

No matter what anyone says, he's a good kid.

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( Walkers growling in distance )

Iris: Hope? Hope?

Hope, are you there?

Hope: Sorry, things got hairy for a sec.


Listen, I'm in an office in front of the factory.

It's a straight shot from the entrance... not too many empties.

From here, I can use a siren to clear a path to the exit.

We're on the way. Just stay there.

That's the thing.

I'll be gone by the time you get here. Just get here.

Stay put, wait till you hear the sirens, and make a run for the exit.

I'll meet you there.

No, just stay there and I'll go with you.

I will move faster and quieter alone.

You need to trust me.


Iris. Do you trust me or not?

( Growling continues )

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I'm gonna have to turn off my walkie until it's safe.

In the meantime, you're gonna do exactly as I'm telling you to do.

Got it?

( Sighs )



Okay, I'll do it.


And, Iris, just one more thing.


Grin, girl. I love you.

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( Sniffles ) I'm grinning.

No, you're flipping me off through the talkie.

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( Sniffles )

I'm grinning.


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( Walkers growling )

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Elton: I can see the office.

It's a straight shot, just like she said.

Most of the empties are being attracted by the fires on either side, but we might still bump into a few.

We should go now.

( Growling continues )

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I hope we don't have to kill any, but in case we do, do you think you can do it?

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Uh, I'll carry all your bags so you can kill... so you both can.

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I mean, I'm strong. It's the best I can do right now, and we'll go faster this way.

Let's go.

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( Walkers growling )

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( Wind whistling, fires crackling )

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( Growling )

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( Grunts )

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( Grunts )

( Growling continues )

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Let's go.

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( Walkers growling )

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( Coughing )

( Breathes deeply )

Iris: Hey.

You okay?

Just got turned around. That's all.

Till we hear from Hope, we should check this place out, see if there's anything we can use... weapons, food, anything.

Roger that.

( Growling continues )

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( Walkers growling )

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( Flashlight clicks )

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( Electricity crackles, flashlight clicking rapidly )

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( Electricity crackles, flashlight clicking rapidly )

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( Items clattering )

( Walker growling )

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What's up?

My mom used to buy me these.

I used to ask her to back in Omaha... you know, b-before.

You miss her?



You miss yours?

Every day.

So, what was that out there?

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It's okay if you're scared.

I'm not.

Not of... them.

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Hey, Silas, can you give me a hand over here?

Seems this door's stuck.

( Grunts )


( Gasps )

Hey, relax! It's me.




Hi. ( Chuckles )

Are... Are you okay?

Where's Hope?

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Where the hell's Hope?

Felix: Iris?


Wait, wait, wait, wait. So you're telling me that this was all your idea and not Hope's?

I talked her into it.

So it was one of you two that left the breadcrumbs?

Bread... What breadcrumbs?

The can of peaches on the street, the graffiti... the trail one of you left behind to get us here.

No. She didn't leave those.

She wouldn't.


She... You're telling me that was Hope?

I'm saying it couldn't have been on purpose.

She wants to find Dad as much as I do.

Will you just tell us where she is, where the siren is she's going for?

I can't.

Iris, you're smarter than this, okay?

This is Hope's life that we're talking about.

And if I tell you where she is, then you and Huck go after her and get yourselves killed.

There's a plan.

This part of it's hers.

I hate it, but right now it's our best chance of getting out of here alive.

You're just gonna have to trust her, like the rest of us.

Hate to say it, kid's got a point.

There's a crowd of uglies incoming.

Without some kind of distraction, we ain't getting out of here.

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Hey. Don't worry. Okay?

We... We can still get out of this. It's not over.

And then what?

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I know how it's gonna go now, how it always goes.

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( Muffled industrial-rock music plays )

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Shh. Let's go.

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Oh, hi.


This is my dad's lab.

I left my English Lit homework here.

I'll get out of your hair.

See you around.

He left a week ago for this Alliance Science Exchange thing... you know, with the Civic Republic?

I don't know where he is or when he'll be back.

My sister's mad at him for going.

I just miss him.

Every family's got something, right?

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( Walkers growling )

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( Pounding on door )

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( Growling )

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( Door closes )

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Let's see if it's working.

( Grunts )

Son of a mother...

( Walkers growling )

( Sighs )

So, uh, let me get this straight.

She wants us to find her, and then, all of a sudden, she just goes rogue and runs kamikaze into The Blaze?


So we wouldn't have to.

To spare me the responsibility.

I don't know what's going on with her, but... but what she's doing now, it's not just about Dad.

I, uh... I think I know why maybe.


At the tree house, that empty didn't go away by itself.

Hope led it away.

She told me not to tell.


She, um... She said something about our mistakes shouldn't have to follow us.


And what does that have...

'Cause sometimes our mistakes follow us.

Did Hope say anything else?

Uh, no.

But I think she's done something she feels bad about.

Huck: Why is that?

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Is that what you're doing out here, trying to get away from the things you done?

Hey, Huck.

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I shouldn't have come here.

What? Why would you think...

You have to be different, strong.

You are strong.

Not in the way I wanna be.

What I am, what I've done...

... that's why I shouldn't...

That's why I can't...

That's why I didn't even...

I-I'm sorry.

Listen, my sister's going through something, and I have no idea what it is.

I don't feel strong.

I just want her to be okay.

I don't care about her mistakes or yours.

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You should.

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Silas, what are you so afraid of?

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I'm afraid of me.

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( "Queen of Hearts" plays )

♪ ♪
♪ Sun rises above the factory ♪
♪ Rays don't make it to the street ♪
♪ Through the gate come the employees ♪
♪ Beat-down and draggin' their feet ♪
♪ Lefties handin' pamphlets, workers comin' in ♪

( Distorted ) ♪ Lefties handin'... ♪
♪ On the pavement... ♪

( Tape whirs, clicks )

( Indistinct conversations )

YOUNG MAN: Still can't believe they let him in here.


Reason we got walls is to keep the monsters out.

( Echoing ) Monsters out.

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( Radio static )

Hope: You guys there?

Hope? Hope, where are you?

The good news is I found the siren.

What else?

What's the bad news?

Bad news is the crank was broken, so, I, uh, took the whole thing apart, and now, uh, I don't know how to put it back together.

How's your day?

Well, there's someone who would like to talk to you.

Hope? Where are you?

Felix? Is it just you?

Huck's here, too.

Now, Hope, tell me where you are so I can come and find you.

No, no, I'm not putting you in any more danger, okay?

Just keep everyone safe, alright? I got this.

Hope, we're all here... all of us.

Let us help you.

( Radio static )


The second I sound the siren, it'll clear a path for you, but you need to haul a...

( Radio static )

What? Haul what?

Ass! You need to haul ass to the exit!

Okay, well, I'm not very familiar with that terminology, and with stakes this high, I feel like we should be as clear as possible with what we're trying to say here.

Run, Elton.

Just run to the exit.

Okay? I will meet you there.

That way, Felix can chew me out in person.

Now, can you please put my sister on?

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I'm here.

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( Sighs )

You can do this... like when we were kids, remember?


I'm not mad.

Just get to the exit.

I will.

But if I don't...

Hope, please.

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If I don't, promise you won't come back for me.

I won't.

Because I won't have to, because you're gonna make it.

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I wish I hadn't had that stupid fight with Dad before he left.

Look, I still want to find him, I want to see him.

I just didn't think we'd be any good to him dead.

I know.

We are gonna talk about it.

We're gonna make it.

Just haul your ass to that exit, or I will kill you myself.

Got it.

No goodbyes, okay?

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No goodbyes.

Are you giving me the finger?


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Haul ass. Yeah, I got it now.

Felix: Oh, my God.

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Everybody get ready to move.

These will help with the smoke.

Lucky for you, we brought extras.

You take the lead, I'll cover your six?


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I-I don't think I can.

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Well, I do.

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You can.

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( Metal creaking )

( Siren sounds weakly )

( Siren blaring )

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Here we go.

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( Siren blaring )

( Walkers growling )

( Grunting )

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( Walkers growling )

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Come on! Keep up!

( Grunting )

( Siren stops )

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( Walkers growling )

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( Grunts )

( Walkers growling )

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Iris: "Tyger Tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night; what immortal hand or eye, could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

( Breathing heavily )

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"In what distant deeps or skies burnt the fire of thine eyes?"

( Lighter clicks )

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"On what wings dare he aspire?"

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"What the hand, dare seize the fire?"

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"And what shoulder and what art could twist the sinews of thy heart?

And when thy heart began to beat, what dread hand and what dread feet?

What the hammer? What the chain?

In what furnace was thy brain?

What the anvil?

What dread grasp, dare its deadly terrors clasp!"

( Walkers growling )


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( Grunts )

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Aah! Aah!

( Growling continues )

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( Ears ringing )

( Groans )

( Growling continues )

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( Growling )

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"When the stars threw down their spears and water'd heaven with their tears... "

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"... did He smile His work to see?"

Monument High is a great, great way to meet people your age.

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This is your new home now.

You get a fresh start.

Iris: Ha ha! Yeah!

( Laughter )

"Did He who made the Lamb make thee?"

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( Walker growling )

( Grunts )

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Get them out! I got it!

Come on!


( Grunting )

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Oh, wait! I need my bag!


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( Grunting )

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( Walkers growling )

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"Tyger Tyger, burning bright, in the forests of the night; what immortal hand or eye, dare frame thy fearful symmetry?"

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( Growling continues )

( Birds chirping )

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( Reel clicking )

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( Sighs )

You should've come to me.


So you could try and stop me?

( Laughs )

Isn't that what you wanted?

( Sighs )

Think about what you want.

Your sister, your friends, they're all counting on you.

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( Water splashes softly )

Daylight's burning.

We should pack up, get ready to hit the road.

The road where?

Oh, we're not going back through that.

And the other options on foot aren't much better, so we cut up to Omaha, resupply.

The next transfer to the University is in about two weeks.

That's how we get back, avoid The Blaze.


I'm not going back.

Me neither.

You promised me a fresh start.

This is it.

You know, your uncle's worried sick about you.

You know that, right?

Yeah, I...

I miss him, too, but...

I'm supposed to be out here.

I think he would want me to be where I'm supposed to be.

I'm where I'm supposed to be, too.


Me too.

If you want to keep your promise to our dad, then you'll help us find him.

He's in New York.

Lieutenant Colonel Kublek gave us the map.

I know. But you're gonna get yourselves killed.

You realize that, right?

Now, you nearly did back there.

So come with us... both of you.

We're safer together.

And you keep saying there's nothing you can do to help our dad, but there is.

You can help us help him.

Or don't.

We're going with or without you.

She's got a point.

You know that, right?

There's no turning 'em around... not right now, at least.

Keeping them safe is all we can do... till there's something more we can do.


( Sniffles )



Thanks for having our backs back there.

What changed?

I guess I did.

I was scared.

I'm just tired of being scared.

Listen, Iris.

There's something I have to tell you.

The night that Mom died, it wasn't you.

And it wasn't empties.

And it wasn't people.

It was me.

Hope, what are you talking about?

I haven't told anyone, even after all these years, not even Dad.

The pregnant lady we saw that night, she came back.

And she had a gun.

( Sniffles )

She was freaked, and I came at her, and... and maybe if I'd done nothing at all, she'd...

She shot Mom.

( Sniffles )

I scared her, and she shot Mom.

I killed her.

I shot her, I picked up the gun, and it went off, and I shot her.

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You should've told me.

( Sniffles )

I just didn't want what happened to change you.

I didn't want what happened to change the way you saw me.

But you're right.

I should've told you.

Yeah, you should've.

I knew there was something you didn't tell me.

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That night... we were just kids.

And the goddamn sky was falling.

We weren't ready for it.

None of us were, but...

Iris, I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

( Crying )

( Sniffles )

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Okay. It's okay.

I know you are.

( Sniffles )

We're gonna get through this.

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We kind of have to.

( Sniffles )

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( Sniffles )

Come on.

( Sniffles )

( Clears throat )

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Look, we should go to Omaha.

That's where safety is, and your dad wants you safe... not that either of you seem to care about that at all.

Look, this is a mistake, okay?

You're gonna see it.

I just hope to God it doesn't take one of you getting hurt or worse before that happens.

Are you trying say you're coming with us?

Are you giving me an option?

Not really.

Then I guess that's what I'm saying... at least until I can convince you two to just turn around and go back, which I will.



For what it's worth, I'm sorry I dragged you into this.

But I'm kind of glad you're here.

Well... that makes one of us.

And I'm sorry for stealing your jacket... and Will's...

I mean...

... even though they look really good on us.

Aw. Mm.

Nah, they totally look better on me and Will.

Yeah, no.

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So, uh, we ever gonna talk about why you went back inside the devil's asshole to save some luggage?

( Chuckles )

It was to save my mom's manuscript.

She never finished the last chapter, so I want to... for her, but for me, too.

I know it was kind of irrational going in there.

It was.

But it was also kind of badass.


Grandfather: Silas, Pastor Ridgway said something in church this morning that stuck.

It was a passage from Isaiah.

He said, "God is great.

He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.

I think that means that even with, well, the hardest people, the people with problems, God loves them.

He does not give up on them.


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( Birds chirping )

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Grandmother: We love you, Silas.

We're so lucky to be your grandparents.

Life isn't easy, kiddo, but it's good.

We make it good.

( Knock on door )

Barca: Lieutenant Colonel?

Sergeant Major Barca.

You're off base. It's late.

I'm due back.

I've been walking the city and...

I found myself here.

Come in.

( Helicopter blades whirring in distance )

I can't get what we did out of my head.

Stand at attention.

You know what we did, Barca.

You know exactly what we did.


So tell me. Say it.

We neutralized a threat.

That's right.

Ma'am, with respect, I, uh...

They didn't seem like a threat.

( Stove clicking rapidly )

( Fan whirring )

( Refrigerator running )

Man: Thanks. Yeah, I just wanted to talk about the consignment.

We're talking Civic Republic issues.

That's a sensitive one. Let's do this.

Listen, uh, I believe in the program.

Uh, better minds than... than me came up with it, and I've seen it succeed.

What happens when I roll it down the deck?

We have energy, water...

Yeah, that's right.

... medicine, transport...

Woman: Why?

Oh, that's because of the science...

... the Council, the courts, the schools, culture, currency, an economy, agriculture, manufacturing, law...

Well, I'll show you what's going on inside there.

We are the last light of the world.

We are the last hope.

And we, us... we enable this population of over 200,000 souls to live... to create the future.

They didn't seem like a threat.

( Speaking indistinctly ) Kinetic energy.

We're talking power culminating in...

They were going to be.

It's part of a pipe...

You don't see them.

But our society needs to see where these ideas come from...

I don't know if I believe that.

But I want you to...

The wig is probably heavier than the...

All the Council first will be...

It's not the plan right now.

( Speaking indistinctly )

Sit down, Barca. I'll get you some soup.

( Slurps )

( Slurps )

( Knock on door )

Answer it.

Go on.

( Gun cocks )

You will be remanded to the CRM Health and Welfare Complex until you are deemed ready to serve again, albeit in a labor-oriented capacity.

I don't think I'll ever be ready to serve again.

Then you won't be leaving the Complex.

Do you think about how many died?

( Gun thuds softly )

We are the light of the world.

That's a lie.


It's a goddamn lie.

You know what we did!

( Door closes )

( Muffled ) No, it's a goddamn li...

( Muffled thud )

( Slurps )

( Bowl thuds )

Man: Well, that's because of a scientific principle called potential and kinetic energy.

♪ Whoa, yeah ♪

Have you ever heard of those words?

Boy: Not really.

♪ The world ♪

( Indistinct voices on TV )

♪ Turned brighter ♪
♪ One Sunday ♪
♪ Aah, aah, aah ♪
♪ And then I'll know ♪
♪ And then I'll know ♪
♪ I'll have the courage ♪
♪ I'll have the courage ♪
♪ To make it ♪
♪ To make it through, oh, yeah ♪
♪ When those magic fingers ♪
♪ Touched my hand ♪
♪ Listen to me now ♪
♪ Friday night ♪
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