Flashforward (2009–2010): Season 1, Episode 6 - Scary Monsters and Super Creeps - full transcript

Mark, Demetri, and Wedeck investigate attacks on Janis and themselves. Olivia confronts Mark about his flashforward. Dylan goes missing.

The last time
Mark had a problem,

he was away from home
testifying in one of his cases.

Why can't you
remember everything?

Because I was loaded, okay?

Before he turned around,
the flash-forward ended.

- So I don't think he saw me.
- His son's your patient.

My son's condition makes him
a little hard to read.

Dylan's autistic.

You're panicked over
what might happen.

But we've gotta use these
flash-forwards to our advantage.

Hey, Mark.

We got our funding.
Mosaic's still alive.


I know what caused
the flash-forwards.

You don't believe me.

Well, of course I do.

The world's greatest mystery's
been solved by a boozer

on a train bound
for Los Angeles.

Can you connect
to the internet with that?

Real quick,
do an image search

"quantum physicist genius. "

Go on. I'll wait.

Which popped up first...

Me winning
the Robert Wilson award

or the jaunty one
of me holding lab goggles

over my genitals?

Hold up. You really...

I'm obviously wasting
my time.

I'm sorry. I've just heard that
line a hundred times before.

- You genuinely want to know?
- Of course.

The flash-forwards
were caused by you.

It's simple quantum
mechanics, really.

Whenever a heavenly body

carries such an intense force
of attraction,

the universe just goes...

- Sounds technical.
- Helps if you have a PhD or two.

If my calculations
are correct,

your dark energy could bring
about another catastrophe

at any moment.

Luckily, I've pinpointed
the one location on Earth

that has an irresistible enough
force to counteract you.

Let me guess...

- Your sleeper car.
- Grab your purse.

We've not a moment to lose.

I thought for sure
that would work.

A 21-year-old
sorority girl, maybe.

But, um, I've learned
never to go anywhere

unless I'm gonna get
the real thing.

The actual cause?


I have a theory,
but the, uh...

The science is
a little complicated.

I'm a complicated girl.
I can handle it.

The most basic concept
you need to understand

is quantum superpositions.

Are you aware of
the double slit experiment?

Well, there was that
one time in college...

- What about Schrödinger's cat?
- No, I'm not that kinky.

Close your eyes.

Give me your hand.

Okay. Now imagine
you have a cat...

B.B.L.'s a liter in the field
and only one P.I.V.

We need access here!

A teeny, tiny cat...

What have we got?

MAN: We've got a gunshot
wound to the abdomen.

We need to set up
a peripheral.

- Janis?
- We need access here!

That fits in the palm
of your hand.

You also have
a poisonous sardine.

Once we close your palm,

there are
two possible scenarios.

OLIVIA: Bring the code cart.
Come on, let's go.


Either the cat eats
the sardine and dies,

or the cat doesn't eat
the sardine and lives.

- No response.
- Going again.

Quantum physics says

until we open your hand
to discover the cat's fate,

both eventualities occur
at the same time.


Still no response.


For us, the cat is
both living and deceased.

But how can that be?

That's the miracle
of quantum mechanics...

The observer
gets to decide.

The kitty's already
made up its mind.

Alive or dead?

See for yourself.

"Scary Monsters and Super Creeps"

Hemoglobin's holding at 12.

BRYCE: Hallelujah.

Fascia's closed.

"O" silk on a driver
to Dr. Varley.

I'm gonna be honest.

A few hours ago, I didn't
think we'd get this far.

Close the skin.
Let me know when she wakes up.

This is Mark.

Leave it here.

I'll get back to you.

Hi. It's me.
Where are you?

I have been
calling and calling.

I tried Demetri and Stan.
I just can't get through.

I tried the office, and they're
just stonewalling me.

After this thing
with Janis,

I don't know, I'm worried.

Can you just call me?


I love you.

I love you.


Again, Daddy, again.

You're not bored
with this one?

No! Cards.
Make the cards.

Okay. I'll turn around,
and you choose.

So, Dylan,

you know it's almost time
for you to leave the hospital.

We're gonna go
to Palo Alto.

Which one?

Which one?

- Did you pick a card?
- Uh-huh.

Okay, now look at it
and remember.




So now
it's just you and me.

I was thinking
that the best idea

is you come and live
in my house with me.




We all lived there
before your mother and I...

I mean, you'll have
your own room. It'll be great.

- Cards!
- Please.

I- I need you to go
along with this.


Um, okay. Uh...

Is this your card?

It's my house, too.

Hey, buddy. Almost time
for trick-or-treating.

- That's today?
- Yeah, it's the 31st. It's Halloween.

- The kids go from room...
- Yeah, I know, I know.

I just forgot
to get him a costume.

Um, I'll be right back,

Excuse me.

Playing cards, bud?

It's my house, too.

How's Janis?

Two uniformed cops
outside her room.

Only her doctor and FBI badges
are allowed inside.

Good work.

No one will be able
to get to her.

But what about you guys?

Whoever it was that came
after you last night,

what's to stop them
from trying again?




Are you okay?
What happened?

Yeah, yeah. It's nothing.
It's nothing.

But you have blood
on your shirt.

Well, now listen. Listen.

There's a room full of
FBI agents that need a doctor

to tell 'em if Janis
is gonna make it.

- Oh. Okay.
- All right.

Okay, okay.


- Hi.
- Hey.

We had her in surgery
for five hours.

The bullet did some damage,
but there shouldn't be

- any lasting effects.
- And?

And she's in recovery.
She's sedated.

We'll know more
when she wakes up.

Olivia, you saved her life.
Thank you.

All right, everybody, it's been
a long night for all of us.

It'll be a while before
we know anything more.

The hospital doesn't need us
clogging things up.

So I got your numbers.
Get some rest.

I'll call you if I hear
anything. You, too, Demetri.

I'm sorry, boss, no.

I'm either staying here
to see her through,

or I'm going out and finding
the people who did this to us.

There are already
two dozen agents working this

who didn't have a grenade
launched at 'em last night.

Now I'm serious.
Get outta here.

And if it helps,
consider it an order.

Come on.

You tired?

Well, Wedeck told us
to go home.

No. He said for us
to get out of the hospital.

- It's a surface wound. Just leave it.
- Are you kidding me?

I want to see what
those D.C. doctors did.

Oh, Livy, it's nothing.

Come on. You want
to tell me what happened?

- You don't...
- I want to know.

We were attacked.

Um, pretty bad firefight.

Wedeck and Demetri
killed two of them.

The others escaped.

It's gotta be connected to
the guys who came after Janis.

Simultaneous attacks.

Because you're
investigating the blackout?

Why would anyone want
to kill you because of that?

I don't know.
I don't know.

Still trying to
figure it all out.

Oh, see? I knew
I shouldn't have told you.


No, it's not that.

You know, when they
brought Janis in,

I couldn't get ahold
of you.

My imagination
just ran wild...

I mean, not knowing
where you were,

not knowing
what was going on.

It was horrible.

But I'm here,

and I'm okay, all right?

I'm all right.

We have just been so...

with what we saw,

and with the future,

with what might
or might not happen.

And it's...
it's a distraction.

It's just pulling us out of today,
and today, right now

this moment
is all we have, babe.

It's all we have.

I don't want to miss it.

Me neither.


Hey, Dewey.

How is she?

- A lot better than these guys.
- Attagirl, Janis.

Do you mind?

Got no I.D...

No cell phone, no keys.

No fingerprints,
no dental records.

It's just like our guys
in the parking garage in D.C.

We got nothing.

Got nothing.

Which means
we're dealing with real pros.

What about,
um, medical history, Dewey?

So far just one removed
appendix here,

one Achilles surgery there.

I'm checking
for radial keratotomy scars

as we speak.

Hey, Demetri.


Yeah? What?

You doing okay in here?

Yeah. Why?

You put yourself on Mosaic.

You think there's
anybody in the office

who doesn't know by now?

But the point is, you just
got shot at 12 hours ago.

Now you're standing
in a morgue...

acting kind of weird.

Listen, Al, you've been
acting kind of weird

for a couple of weeks
yourself, all right?

So, um, you want
to talk about our feelings,

or you want
to get back to work?

Work sounds good.

This guy's right eye is
covered with corneal scarring.

No big surprise there.

What assassin worth his salt
doesn't get LASIK?

Should practically be
a union requirement.


You see that?

Looks like a hand stamp
from a bar.

No, it's a blue hand.

It's a clue
from Mark's board.

Something about Baltimore...

A hand... a blue hand.

This son of a bitch is
gonna be useful after all.

That costume is super fly.

It was the last thing
they had left in his size.

No, I like it.
Really, it's cool.

Although he doesn't seem
to like this very much.

Yeah, it's hard to tell
with him.

I think he's mad at me
about the move.

Oh, I was just wondering
if in the next couple of days

Dr. Benford might come by
so we could, uh...

say our good-byes.

Yeah. Yeah, sure,
I'll let her know.

Great, thanks.

- Hey.
- Hey.

I'm glad she's okay.

Yeah. It's pretty
scary stuff for all of us.


it's been a rough week,

and maybe
I said some things

that were out of line.

Let's take
a deep breath and...

get back on track here,

This only takes quarters.

I got it.

- There.
- Thank you.

We're even now.

The guys
who came after you,

the guys who shot Janis...
All Asian.

Why don't I head over
to Huang's office,

see if blue hand has
some special significance

- in Cantonese or Mandarin?
- Mandarin? Come on, man.

According to the CIA,

China might have caused
the blackout.

If they did, trying to blow up
a team of federal agents

seems a little showy,
don't you think?

Well, in their minds,
I mean,

it could be as simple
as neutralizing a threat.

Well, then
why come after us?

The CIA agent who testified
at the hearings yesterday

is fine, but Mark talks
about D. Gibbons, Suspect Zero,

the crows, for the first time
outside of this office,

and then eight hours later,

China is a dead end.

I don't want blue hand
to become one, too.

OLIVIA: All right,
do you know where you are?

I am in a hospital?

Very good.
Do you know who I am?


But for some weird reason,

I get the feeling
that your husband is

a little bit
of a neat freak.

I don't know.
Something about how

he doesn't like
his black pens

to touch his blue pens.

- Does that sound familiar?
- Uh-huh.

She's back.

You're an amazing doctor.

And an overworked one.

I wish I could be
with you guys tonight.

Oh, we'll take pictures.

Can you make sure she
doesn't eat too much candy?


Just, like,
a couple of pieces

- or something.
- Couple?


I'll see what I can do.


When Mark had you pin
the blue hand card to the board,

he knew it was somehow related
to the word "Baltimore. "

Yes, that's what
I'm saying, Sparky.

Okay, Baltimore Street
is 5 miles away.

Let's go check it out.

But you were attacked
last night in D.C.

so Baltimore, Maryland,
is the better bet.

Yeah, but the guy who had
the blue hand stamp on him

was in L.A., all right?

Baltimore street
is in Silver Lake.

If I'm wrong...
if I'm wrong,

we've wasted an hour.

So you believe
in these visions now?

It's... it's complicated.

No, I get it.

I mean, if I hadn't had
a flash-forward,

I'd be doing everything
I could to prove

those visions weren't true.

Listen, if we had anything
to go on at all here,

any real-life lead

believe me, I'd be the first guy
talking to ballistics

or forensics or whatever,
all right? But we don't.

I just want to find the animals
that are trying to kill us,

and Baltimore Street
is the only thing

I can think of, all right?

So come on.

I'll buy you a pressed sandwich
from the Cuban place.


One hour.

Trick or treat!

WOMAN: Oh, yeah!

Oh no!

Super shark has Monkey-See
and Monkey-Do in his helmet!

He's trying to eat them!

- Daddy, that pulls.
WOMAN: Happy Halloween!

- Just be still. I've almost got it.
- Pirates.

I can't believe
you don't have a costume.

- You always have a costume.
- I've been a little busy lately.

I can finish up with her if you
want to get in your costume.

Thanks, Nicole,
but I'm not wearing a costume.

You could go
as Tim-Tim's dad, Jim-Tim.

What does
Tim-Tim's dad look like?

Don't say a word,

- You've got to be kidding me.
- Whoa.

Was that a kangaroo?

That is the best costume
I have ever seen.

Hey, got some milk from
the nurses' station to...


I'm... I'm sorry.
I seem to have lost my son.

What's he look like?

Uh, he's about this big,
uh, wearing, um...

Well... well, a pimp's outfit.

I mean, I only turned
my head for a second.

Haven't seen him, but
there are tons of kids around.

You might want to check
the nurses' station.

Okay, thank you.

Sir, you don't have
to stay here with me.

I'm sure after everything
that happened last night,

the office is chaotic.

I'm right where
I need to be.

I just feel
really uncomfortable

in this gown...

Yeah, I associate
those crappy gowns

with my wife
delivering our son.

After you've seen
a thing like that...

Was it awful?

Just the opposite.
It's... primal.

You feel like you're there
at the beginning

of something... miraculous...

A new life.

You'll see.

- What's that?
- That little monitor up there.

Janis, I'm sorry.

We have to take you back
to the O.R.

Bring the type specific.

- What's wrong?
- Your blood count's dropping.

Beck, get her
on a portable.

- What... what happened?
- I don't know.

Times Square.

April 29th.

The estimates
on the Mosaic web site

have us at half a million
people already.

The ball is gonna drop
and everything.

Half a million people
going to their future.


It's a glorified
New Year's party.

Do you have something
better to do?

Yeah, you could say that.

Who is she?

Oh, come on.
I told you mine.


had a neck like an ox...

smelled like
a meat locker...

What the hell
were you guys doing?

I had my hands
around his neck.

I don't know where I was

or who the man was...

But I felt my thumbs
press down on his trachea...

until something snapped.

And then I let go...

Looked down
at his lifeless body,

quite satisfied.

Aren't you glad you asked?

I found this
on the south exit camera.

Yeah, that's him.
How long ago was this?

17 minutes.

Where could he be heed
this time of night?

I have no idea.

You getting on?


Then get on.
Come on. We gotta go.

Hey, kid, you gotta
pay the fare! Hey!

Hey, kid.

You gotta pay the fare.
Now do you have it or not?


Are you lost?

To our friends

at 25696 Sawyer Court,

Los Angeles, California,

What is he,
brain damaged or something?

- Is he one of those...
- I'm gonna put you down like a sick dog

if you don't shut up.

- It's my house, too.
- That's your house?

You know that address?

Yeah, and he's gonna need
a transfer.

That's $1.55.

Don't worry, kid.

Do you know
any magic tricks?

No, mijo.
I don't do magic.

You said an hour.
It's been over three.

She's back in surgery.

- She'll pull through.
- Why?

She had a flash-forward,
so she has a future?

WOMAN: 450 out,
and she's tachy in the 130s.

What are we waiting for?

We only have
one real option here.

5-0 Vicryl.

With all due respect,
Dr. Benford...

We're gonna do a B-lynch.

DEMETRI: Did I ever tell you
about the night before

she and I graduated
from Quantico?


We're at some dorm room
getting hammered.

I get us a beer. We finish.
She gets us a couple more...

Then a couple of shots,
and, uh, I'm starting to worry

that nerdy little girl's
gonna have to have

her stomach pumped, right?

BRYCE: There's no guarantee
that a B-lynch

will contain the bleeding.

A b-lynch is a far less
invasive procedure.

Gives her a fighting chance
of still having

- a normal, healthy uterus.
- Barely.

DEMETRI: Next thing I know,
it's 4:00 A.M.

I wake up on linoleum,
got a foot in the toilet.

I look over.
Janis is at the kitchen table

playing quarters
against herself.

Her insides are stronger
than any bullet.

- I'll tell you that much.
BRYCE: Be honest...

Would you be making
the same decision

if you didn't know
this patient personally?

5-0 Vicryl.

AL: Let me
get this straight...

You blacked out
after five drinks,

and they let you
keep your badge?

- That's...
- You know why?

Because I'm always right
about everything.

It's like the hand
on Mark's board.

Trick or treat!

Hey, guys.
Dig in, cowboy, princess.

A very cool costume.





It's my house, too.

You really should
see a dentist.

My parents
couldn't afford braces.

Thanks for coming out

I love Halloween.

And, uh,
I was worried about you.

It's good to see you out
doing normal stuff.

Yeah, I think
it's a good idea

- for all of us to start...
- Let's get going!

Paying a little bit more...

MARK: Watch her.


FBI! Stop!

Stay where you are!

Same hand, only this one's
missing some fingers.

And, um, the other way.

That was the orientation
on our assailant.

Am I crazy, or does it look
like it's pointing that way?

# Scary monsters #

- # And super creeps #
MARK: Stop right there! FBI!

# Keep me running #

# Running scared #

# Scary monsters #

# And super creeps #

# Keep me running #

# Running scared #

Wasn't my...

It wasn't my idea!

I didn't throw any eggs!
I just threw some toilet paper!

Where did you
get this mask?

99 cents store, man.

You're not gonna call my dad,
are you?

Yeah, Nicole?

I'll be right there.

Makes sense.
You run an underground club,

you want to make sure
only the right people find it.

If the hand's positioning
is the direction,

why the missing fingers?

The last hand
had three fingers, right?


We just drove three blocks.

That's it.


I'm sorry to bother you,
but I tried Olivia first.

- She's in surgery.
- You did the right thing.

He came out of nowhere,

and he had on
this hospital bracelet

that I was able to get off
and call his dad.

He's on his way over.

I'm Mark.
What's your name?

My name is Dylan.
My favorite book is

"Harry Potter,"
Prisoners of Azkaban.

My dad does magic.

Okay, um, Dylan,

does your dad
know you're here?

This is my house, too.

No, Dylan, this is my house,
and I'm trying to find out

how you got here
from the hospital.

Go ahead.
It's your house, too.

How do you know
this address?

"To our friends
at 25696 Sawyer Court,

"Los Angeles, California,


- Hey, Dylan!
- Hi, Charlie.

Nuts to you, Squirrelio!

- Toot, toot!
- Toot, toot!

What was that?

It's from the cartoon.

Charlie, do you... do you
know Dylan from school?

No, he's just my friend.


Excuse me.

I think my son is here.

NICOLE: Yeah, he's right here.
Come on in.

Oh, my God.
Are you all right?

Don't worry, he seems fine.

He just slipped out
of the hospital.

I- I can't believe
he'd just wander off.

Thank you for taking

- such good care of him, uh, Mr...
- Sure.

Mark Benford.

- Right.
- And I didn't catch your name.

Uh... L-Lloyd Simcoe.

Uh, uh,
this is my son Dylan.


- Wait.
- Benford?

Are you somehow
related to Olivia...

Um, um, Dr. Benford?

I'm her husband.

Of... of course. That...
that makes perfect sense...

Uh, your name being Benford,
her name being Benford.


Trick or treat!


Hey, honey.

You're her.

Not yet.

- Um...
- You know, Charlie...

Why don't we double check
your candy in the kitchen?

Nicole, you want to come?

NICOLE: Good idea.

What's going on?

I thought you might know.

Dylan came here.

- Why?
- This is my house, too.

It's your house, too, Dylan.

He keeps saying that.

Dylan is autistic.

- The repetitive speech...
- I don't need a diagnosis.

Now I understand.


Why I made her...
Why I made you so...

- Uncomfortable?
- Yes.

Um, okay, clearly, um,

this is
an unusual situation.

- No kidding.
- Mark, don't be like that.

I can make this comfortable
for everybody.

You leave...

You don't come back.

I'm very sorry if we've
caused you any inconvenience.

Thank you...


for the kindness
you've shown Dylan.

Thank you.

It's my house, too.

- Okay. Come on.
- Good night, Olivia.

LLOYD: Come on, Dylan.
Let's go.

Good night, Dylan.

Looks like the party's over.

Definitely over.


These came from a friend
of yours named Maya...

"Worried about you. "

You okay?

When I got shot...

the bullet...

bounced around
all over the place.

The only thing
they said they could do

without taking
the whole thing out...

Olivia did this thing
called a B-lynch.

But with all the scarring...

They said that it's gonna
be almost impossible...

Why am I crying?

I never even wanted
to have a baby.

It's gonna be all right.

I can see why you like him.
He's very charming.

I don't like him.
Come on.

Can you stop so we can
actually talk about this?

I don't like him.

He's the father

- of one of my patients.
- I know who he is.

What I want to know is
how his son found his way here.

I have no idea.

- Really?
- Yeah.

Well, I'm a little confused,
because I thought you said

you had Dylan
moved off your rotation.

- I did.
- You did?

Then why are you listed
as the attending

- on his wristband?
- Oh, God.

I had nothing
to do with that.

My boss made the decision.

Your boss also tell you
not to say anything about it?

No, I didn't say anything
about it because I thought

it would make a horrendous
situation that much worse.

Oh, so you thought hiding it
was a better plan.

That's not
what was going on, Mark.

Don't turn me
into someone I'm not.

Well, don't you turn this around
and make it about me.

The man you might be sleeping
with in six months' time

was just in our living room,
and I sure as hell

didn't bring him into our lives.
You did!

That's not fair.

Just be honest.
Just be honest.

Have... have you been
talking to him at work?

Oh, come on!
Come on, Mark.

Huh? Have you done
anything else

I should know about?

Mark, don't interrogate me.

- Then be honest with me!
- I am!

Are you being honest
with me?

Oh, what are you
talking about?

All the old patterns
are back, Mark.

You're out of the house
all the time.

You're more
and more secretive.

So I'm asking you the same thing
that you asked me...

Be honest.

Are you hiding
anything from me?


In my flash-forward...

I was drinking.


Here we are again.

this isn't like before.

The lying's already started.

What? No, it hasn't.
This isn't the same.

Don't condemn me for
something I haven't done yet.

Did you even hear
what you just said?

You've been punishing me
this whole time

for an imaginary

But when it comes back to you,
you want to be let off the hook.

But our past together,

All we've been through
with your drinking...

That's real.

That still hurts.

I'm not going
through it again.

I promise you...

I'm not gonna drink.

But it's not
about the drinking.

You know that.

It's about trust.

It's about trust, and we don't
trust each other anymore.

So everything we said
at the hospital today

about only living
in the moment, well...

All that was a lie?

It's not a lie.

It's what I want.

I just don't know
if it's possible anymore...

Not now...

Not with us.

Hey, Demetri?

Am I missing something?

I mean, on the same night
our guy tries to kill Janis,

he's hanging out here?

I don't know, but they found
this on one of the bodies.

Remember the Rutherford case?

We were talking
about a case

that I don't think
even exists yet...

The Rutherford case.

It begins tonight.

All right.

It was quite a day, huh?

Is it gonna be Halloween
again tomorrow?


Just today.

Good, 'cause it was
kind of scary.


Yes, it was.

I'll see you
in the morning.

Thanks for coming
to get me, daddy.

# Words are flowing out
like endless rain #

# into a paper cup #

# They slither
while they pass #

# they slip away
across the universe #

# Pools of sorrow,
waves of joy #

# are drifting through
my open mind #

# Possessing
and caressing me #

# Jai guru deva #

# Om #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Sounds of laughter,
shades of earth #

# are ringing through
my open mind #

# Inciting and inviting me #

# Limitless, undying love #

# which shines around me
like a million suns #

# It calls me on and on #

# Across the universe #

# Jai guru deva #

# Om #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #

# Nothing's gonna
change my world #


Oh, damn it, Simon.
You scared me half to death.

Did you ever take the train
down the coastline?


What do you want?

You disappear
to Los Angeles.

You don't return my calls.

I'm worried about you.
We all are.

Yeah, well,
I made it perfectly clear

I don't want to see
any of you right now.

I don't care.
We have to talk.

Our experiment killed
20 million people, Simon.

What more is there
to say?