Between (2015–…): Season 1, Episode 1 - School's Out - full transcript

A mysterious virus starts killing off adults in the small town of Pretty Lake; pregnant teen Wiley plans to give up her baby and leave town.

I got him.

Hey, Wiley.


You, uh, feel like skipping class?

Unlike you, Mr.

some of us actually have to
attend school to graduate.

Plus I already know I'm
gonna be missing classes.

Yeah, I guess.

Breakfast of champions?

Uh, yeah. No use fighting a
metabolism on steroids, I figure.

Of course, I'll probably
regret the collateral damage of

stomach flaps, stretch marks
and ass sag after the break out.

But for now, unlike you, I'm
embracing the current situation.

I know this may sound like a broken record,

but care to reveal your plans post-birth?

I'm just gonna continue my career
as the Minister's fallen daughter.

You worried?

No. Uh...

No, no, this is...
Really, this is my dream.

Ever since I was a little girl, I was like,

"I'm gonna have a baby in my teens.

We're gonna be close to the same age,

so we'll still, you know,
be able to party together."

I'm glad to see you've
thought this all through.

Yeah, I did.

Safe to assume you're still not
gonna let me know who the father is?

Ah, letting that
out of the bag would make me

considerably less
mysterious, don't you think?


I guess I'll see you around.

Sure, square.

- Would you hurry up, man?
- I'm going as fast as I can.

Well, feel like you're
purposely trying to make me late.

Since when do you care about
being on time for school anyway?

Big party this weekend, man.
People need their supplies.

You got any other ambitions than
to be a small-time drug dealer?

My goal is to one day be
a big-time drug dealer.

Wow, Ronnie.

You're the pride of the family.

Yeah, well, money's better
than being a plumber's apprentice.

Come on!

Shit! Watch out!

You dick!

You may think you're tough,
but I'll break you in a week.

That I promise.

- Try it.
- Hey!

Everything okay here?

This guy needs to watch where he's going.

Ran right into me.

I said everything okay here?

Couldn't be better.

Sure. Great.

Just so you know, I
really do appreciate this

and it's an honor.

I can't believe you signed up for the army.

Are you doing this to piss off Dad?

Dad's spent his whole
life being pissed off.

This isn't gonna change anything.
It's only for a few years.

Sure, followed by a lifetime of

failed relationships,
heavy drinking and PTSD.

I've read what happens to soldiers
when they come back from combat.

Chances are I won't even see any action.

That's what all the amputees say.

Adam, I heard about MIT. Congratulations.

- Your parents must be proud.
- Uh, yeah, my mother is.

I can't wait to go. Should
be different than here.

Pretty Lake's not so bad.

Still having a hard time getting
used to living in a small town.

Here. Got you something.

- What's this for?
- You're a smart guy.

Thought you might wanna
expand your horizons

when you get bored of
the regular curriculum.

I started my master's
on it. It's pretty good.

- Master's?
- Mmm-hmm.

How old are you?

Since you started your master's, I mean...

Some kids say you're only 22.

Actually, I'm still 21.

- I gotta go.
- Yeah.

Thanks for the book.

You're welcome.

Dinner's ready.

I already ate.

No, you haven't. Just come.

I can't. Everyone's going to Kyle's.

You do realize your water's
about to break, right?

It's a pool party. I got my
preggo thong. I'm covered.

Is everything a joke to you, Wiley?

Did you know that your
face gets kind of weird

when you try to channel your inner mom?

You're an idiot.

Um, can you just finish cleaning
up the flowers before you go?

There's two more funerals tomorrow.

What are you looking at?


That's funny.


Is that your son's car out front?

Who's asking?

He almost hit my brother and
me the other day on Highway 23.

He shouldn't be behind the wheel of a car.

Oh, is this the person
you were talking about?

Yeah, that's him.

Let's make one thing clear.

Chuck has two witnesses
that say you clipped his car

and then drove away.

We expect full payment for the damages.

Then your son is a liar.

I'm going to give you ten
seconds to get off my property.

After that, I call the cops.

- Mom!
- Dottie!


Good girl. Good girl.

Should I call the vet?

No, Granddad. He's just gonna charge
us for doing the same thing I'm doing.

Your father's not that close to
the bone that he can't afford it.

Yeah, he is.

- Need a hand?
- Nope. I'm good, thanks.




There's troubling
news coming in from Pretty Lake.

In a population of just over 8,000,

there have been 36 confirmed
deaths since Monday.

Though health officials have
yet to determine a cause,

they have ruled out that it is contagious.

Minister Miller's office
has released a statement

thanking the residents for their calm

and giving every assurance that they
are monitoring the situation closely.

It's all there, man.

Let's just keep this between us, okay?

All right.

I appreciate that, man.

It's a pleasure doing business with you.

Adam, you shouldn't be in here.

Got any theories yet, Uncle Dave?

I'm punching way over my
weight class on this one.

Your dad would have been
right in his element.

Even as a geneticist he was
always drawn to the morbid.

Did you learn anything
from the Ministry today?

How'd you know about that?

I've been monitoring your e-mails and
phone calls since this thing started.

My nephew, the genius.

Now, they say they're close
to figuring this thing out.

What do you think?

I think you're here for
the same reason I am.

None of this makes any sense.

Not really.


- Thanks.
- Yeah.



You have to leave before it's too late.

What are you doing?

Mom, start packing. We've
got to get out of here.

Something is wrong. People are dying.
The government isn't telling anyone.

You and your conspiracy theories.

They said the same thing
about SARS, you know.

If I'm being my usual
paranoid self, you win.

Anywhere has to be better than
here, and if I'm wrong, we can...

You're overreacting.

Mom, people are dying.
Please, now. We have to go.

What's so funny?

You remind me of your father.

Don't say that. We are nothing alike.

You do.

Mom, what's wrong with you?





It's been confirmed that
the disease is accelerating in Pretty Lake

as the death toll mounts to over 300.

There has been a frustrating
lack of new information.

The Department of Public Health

has not issued any
updates in the past week,

though rumors have been swirling

that a vaccine might be
ready in the next few days.

Eternal God, God
of our mothers and our fathers,

our God, we come before you today

not in sadness or despair,
but in joy and in confirmation.

We come affirming...

Stop it!

We need to pray.

No, we don't, Melissa.

Please, Wiley.

Pray with me before it's too late.

Too late for what?

For your salvation.

Surely you must understand
the danger you're in

if you don't ask for forgiveness.

damnation is a possibility.

I don't want forgiveness from you or God.

Citizens of Pretty Lake,

as you know, the situation
is increasingly grave.

We are still no closer to
finding a cause for these deaths.

Given the escalating death
toll, starting immediately,

we are putting Pretty
Lake under full quarantine.

Know this is not a decision
that was taken lightly.

A fence is in the process of being erected.

In the meantime, our military
will use whatever force necessary

on anyone trying to
enter or leave the area.

This is for everyone's safety.

Full details will be posted
on our government's websites.

We have called in experts
from around the world

and we are doing everything we
can to figure this thing out.

Make no mistake,

this was an extraordinarily
difficult decision,

but know our thoughts and
our prayers are with you.

What are you doing about
this? You can't do this!

How long have you known about this, Mayor?

I was briefed 30 minutes
before the broadcast.

That's the first I heard of it.

How are we supposed to run
our businesses? Live our lives?

It's like they've just given up on us.
Like they're just expecting us to die.

It's a human rights violation!

People, please! Please!

Initialize biohazard
protocol two-dash-three bravo.

Deny access into Pretty Lake. I
repeat, deny access into Pretty Lake.


- You are entering a militarized zone.
- Shit!

Be prepared to stop your
vehicle. Do not turn around.

Is there a problem? I'm just
trying to get home to Pretty Lake.

- You're a resident of Pretty Lake?
- What's going on?

Step out of the vehicle, sir.

Let me see some ID.

Okay, I'll get it. It's
just in my knapsack.

- Do not move! Stay where you are!
- What's going on?

This is a bio-medical control
point. Check it. Check the bag.

Can't just take my stuff.

Shut up!

We got something.

- Put your hands on your head.
- Take him! Against the truck.

What are you doing in
here without protection?

I've been around the bodies so much
that if there's something to get,

I've already got it.

Well, from what we're looking at,
I wouldn't be quite so relaxed.

You can do this? You
think it's that serious?

Yes, we do.

We'll take the bodies for further analysis.

- You find anything yet?
- No, not even a cause of death.

That bile there is the only anomaly.

- Any theories about that?
- Well, viral tests are inconclusive.

If it is a virus, it's
one we haven't seen before.

No. Viruses come with symptoms.

There were no indicators that these
people were sick until they were dead.

Nah, it's gotta be something we're missing.

Listen, I'm not here to judge,
but are you sure you wanna do this?

There's no going back.

Don't you wanna read the contracts first?

No. I'm sure you've covered your ass.

You understand the ramifications if
you tell anyone who the father is?

Yeah, you've made that pretty clear.

You're not gonna count it?

I know where to find you.

My client will make the final payment

after the family receives
possession of the baby.

Yeah, you mentioned that already.

Your dad was a good man.

I'm sorry he's gone.

To be honest, I'm surprised
you showed up today,

with everything going on.

Thought you weren't here to judge.

In spite of
mounting pressure from inside

and outside the quarantine zone,

the government is remaining surprisingly
tight-lipped about the disease.

What's up?

Stay out of my way.

Excuse me?

Let this play out. It's
gonna happen eventually.

At least we're on hand
to keep it controlled.

You heard me.

Stay out of my way... amigo.

Amigo? I ain't your amigo.

Who's next? You? You?

One more move and I'll shoot.

You're wasting your time.

I've worked too hard not
to protect what's mine.

Dad, who cares?

Come on, we're all gonna
be dead soon enough anyway.

Relax, Lana. I've been talking to some
high level officials on the outside.

They're gonna lift this quarantine
soon. We will survive this.

Just like Mom?

People are dying, Dad.
You can't ignore that.

Are we going to die?


She doesn't need this. Not right now.

Amanda, we're gonna be okay. I promise.

Yeah, right. Right.

Where do you think you're going?

Anywhere but here.

It just doesn't seem real.

No, hopefully they'll
lift the quarantine soon.

Hey, about Ronnie, yeah?

We'll keep you in the loop if
we hear anything on this side.


No one's heard anything about
Ronnie. It's like he's disappeared.

I'll go looking for him again tomorrow.

You're probably wasting your time.

He went to the city, so he's most likely
outside of the quarantine area by now.

He's probably not coming back.

It's just weird that we
haven't heard from him.

How you doin'?

I'm scared.

all gonna die, aren't we?

Sure feels like it.


Dad's dead.






No one under 22.

Uncle Dave?

Uncle Dave?

You're free to leave.

What's going on here?

Stay away from the border, because
you're not gonna get a second chance.

That's it? I mean, that's
all you're gonna tell me?

Here, you'll need these.

Congratulations, you're an official
citizen of the quarantine zone.

So you guys aren't gonna
charge me or anything?

No. You want my guess?

They're leaving you people to die
before you infect the rest of us.

- How you doing?
- Fine.

In here you can't survive without friends.

Seems like we've got bigger
problems to deal with.

When are they gonna transfer
us? What are they waiting for?

We've been told to keep everyone
who's still alive locked up.

Just following orders.

Heil Hitler.

You're as stupid as you look.

You know the weird thing
about whatever this thing is?

From what I can see,

no one under 22 years old has died.

Don't you think it's only a matter of time?

No, actually I don't.

I've been deep inside
the government computers.

They're talking about keeping us
quarantined for as long as it takes.

Years if necessary.

They wouldn't do that.

Haven't you seen the news?

The fence doesn't seem
like a temporary solution.

Wiley, we have to leave Pretty Lake.

Yeah, right. What are we gonna do?

Just walk out the front gate?

When they change shifts, there's
one section that's left unguarded.

We can cut through it before
anyone knows what happened.

Come with me. Please.

I'm a beached whale.

I don't wanna slow you
down. You'll be safer alone.

I can get us both through.




- Where the hell have you been?
- It's a long story.

- You could've at least called us.
- No, I couldn't.

- Let's go.
- Where?

There's a fence around the
town. You know what that means?

Yeah, that we're stuck
here. It's a quarantine.

No, it also means no
one else can come inside.

We have free rein. Let's
go have ourselves some fun.

People are dying and you wanna have fun?

Yeah, I do.

Especially if we're next.

Yeah, you're right.

What'd you have in mind?

I was thinking that there has never
been a better time to go shopping.

All right.

So, where were you?

I'll tell you on the way.

You ready?

Been waiting a long time
for a taste of the good life.

There's no answer at the police station.

And so we're screwed.

I have trackers on all the cars.

If there's any advantage
to being under quarantine...

when someone steals your merchandise...

there's only so many places they could go.

It's quiet around here.

Well, most of the staff has
already left or they're dead.

What about us? Are they
just gonna leave us here?

Seems that way.

I quit.

You know where he is.

I can't believe we did this.
I cannot believe we did it.

More, more, more!

They're heading down Reeves Road.

Quick, turn right here.
We can get ahead of them.


- Wiley?
- In here.

It's happening. I'm in labor.


- It'll be all right.
- No, it won't.

Yeah. Before Mom died, I promised
I'd have everything organized.

We both knew you wouldn't
have anything planned, so...


No, no. Yo, yo, slow down. Slow down.


- What is this?
- Looks like an accident or something.

We should check it out.

- For real?
- Yeah.

Seems like we have a problem.

Hands in the air.

You know who I am?

Mr. Lotts.

So you know I own the dealership
you just stole that truck from.

I know you, don't I?

Listen, we figured with everything that
was going on here, no one would care.

You figured wrong.

So you two are gonna be
a lesson to anyone else

who thinks they have a free
pass to steal my merchandise.

Take off your clothes.

Uh... excuse me?

Do I look like the kind
of man that asks twice?

Dad, you think this is a good idea?

Idiots like this need to
be taught a lesson, son.

Yeah, but Dad, come on. I think...

Son, we're gonna handle this my way.

- What are you doing?
- You need to relax.

Do not tell me to relax!

I feel like I'm dying!

You're not gonna die, okay.

Plenty of people have
given childbirth at home.

When someone was around who
actually knew what they were doing.

Bring that bucket over here, Chuck.

What the hell is that?

Lie on the ground, boys.

Come on, you can't be serious. You're
gonna cover us in driveway sealer?

I'd feather you too, if
I had any. On the ground.

Shoot me first.

It would be my pleasure.

No, no, no. He'll do it.
Ronnie, get on the ground.


Stay right where you are.

Sir, put the gun down now.

The law's on my side.

Last time I checked,
you're just a rich guy.

Not the law.

I'm just trying to keep
the place civilized.

Punks like this don't deserve due process.

By making an example of them,

maybe the next idiot that thinks
it's his right to take what's not his

will think twice.

What's your solution?

Get in your vehicle, go home.

Okay, we're leaving.

But be warned,

you have no idea what pile
you've just stepped into.

I live on a farm.

I got plenty experience in that department.

Mel, please, seriously,
you need to get help.

No, I can't leave you
alone. I promised Mom.

Something's wrong. I'm positive.

Please, go get someone.

If you don't, I will die.

Can't we at least talk about this, Gord?

What's to talk about? You stole a
truck. We'll let the cops handle this.

Come on, Gord. The world's gone to
shit. We were just having some fun.

Besides, I assumed Lotts was dead anyway.

Well, obviously, you have a
perfectly reasonable defense.

I'm sure the cops will think so.

What's the point of turning us in?

How do you even know there's
cops still alive in there?

Besides, you might find yourself
on the wrong end of things.

How do you figure?

You pulled a gun on one of the
most powerful men in Pretty Lake.


Gord, Wiley's in labor. Something's wrong.

I need your help.

Your lucky day. Get in.

You boys can find your way home.



Trust me, there's nowhere for you to go.

Hey, Wiley. How you feelin'?

I'm gonna die.

No, you're not.

Okay. It's okay.

Okay, there's things I can do,
but you're gonna have to be tough.

I can't do this.

The baby's just gonna be dead anyway.

No, it won't.

Get out.

Get out!

Kneel down.

You don't need to do this.

Not so tough now, are you, amigo?

Anything you wanna say
before I blow your brains out?

I shoulda killed you when I had the chance.

Drop the gun.

I said drop the gun.

Put it on the ground.

Kick it towards me.

Get in the cell.


I said, get in the cell.

You're almost there. Come
on, one more big push.

- I can't.
- You have to.

You try doing this, you dick!

- She doesn't mean that.
- Yes, I do!

That's all right. I've been called
worse. Come on. Push, damn it, push!

- Come on! Come on, Wiley, push!
- No!

- I can't. I can't!
- Harder! Push!

Yes, you can. Push!


Is it... is it alive?

It's a boy.

And it's alive and kicking.

But for how long?

- Fire!
- Take him down!