Intergalactic (2021): Season 1, Episode 8 - Episode #1.8 - full transcript

As the crew embark on the final leg of their journey to Arcadia, a collision with an asteroid causes problems. Series finale.

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DR LEE:
In a matter of hours

we'll know the location
of Arcadia.

GRIEVES SCREAMS

I've got a proposition for you.

Croupier's looking
for passage to Arcadia.

She's offered us
a seat at the game.

GAME BEEPS

TULA:
Get clean. Get clean!

THEY GASP

Verona, hey...

ZEEDA:
Looks like you lose.



She bet me on a poker game!

You can't just take her!
I won't let you!

ZEEDA:
You haven't got it in you.

Mumma!

Mumma!

REBECCA: If you take
Dr Grieves, you're a traitor.

My daughter is dead.
Just like her father.

She will answer for her crimes.

GUNSHOTS

CELEBRANT:
Ash Harper was a hero

like her father.

Ash dedicated her life to
the service of our Commonworld

to enforcing its laws

and ensuring it remains



a beacon of justice
in the universe.

She leaves behind
her mother, Rebecca.

YOUNG ASH:
Mummy, look!

Play with me, Mummy.
Play with me!

COMPUTER:
Disposal chute activated.

You alright?

My whole life...

I was on this path.

Everything was clear.

And now I have no idea
what the fuck I'm doing.

Welcome to the club.

So, is there some sort of

official badge or

membership card or something?

Well, um...

UPBEAT MUSIC PLAYS ON STEREO

COMPUTER:
Autopilot engaged.

ECHO:
Fun times.

What is that?

It's a detox cleanse.

One hour to Arcadia, guys.

As long as Emma's
coordinates are right.

So, uh...

what is the plan when we land?

Tula.

What is the plan?

In terms of getting Genny back?

Fuck her.

She's your daughter, Tula!

Look, come on!

SHE SCOFFS

Don't worry about it, mate.

We don't need her
to get Genny back.

She'll try and stop us!

Oh, shit.

LOUD RUMBLE

COMPUTER:
Warning. Impact.

Warning. Impact.

COMPUTER:
Warning. Impact.

DREW:
What's going on?

VERONA: Hold it steady!
We're almost through!

ALARM BUZZES

ASH:
What's going on?

Life supports systems are OK.

Pirate should've watched
where he was fucking going!

Proximity sensor should
have warned us anyway.

ALARM BUZZES

Oh, shit!

Engine diagnostics are OK.

Not for long.
Half the fuel cells are fucked.

Forget that.

Forget the massive puddle of goo

that could blow us into
another dimension any second?

Yeah. Excellent idea,
glad you're not in charge.

Look at this.

The fuck is that?

ASH: I was checking the
proximity sensors for errors.

I clocked a glitch.

Had a look in the subroutines.

It's broadcasting our location
to the Commonworld.

Well, bloody well stop it then!

I've tried. Watch.

There must be a tracker attached
to the sensor mast itself.

The Commonworld
could be here any second.

Fuck!

Stop the leak.

Get us the fuck out of here!

ASH:
No, wait. Think about it.

They could've caught us
any time they wanted.

They want us
to lead them to Arcadia.

ASH: The tracker
was activated after we left Kelp

by input into this console.

One of us did this.

Someone here is working
for the Commonworld.

Subdirector Franklin.

Rebecca, thanks for coming.

Did I have a choice?

This must be
a very difficult time for you

but your daughter died a hero.

Surprised to see you here.
You were posted to China, no?

In from Shanghai this morning.

And you're already in
Dr Lee's lab. The heir apparent.

Yes, well, whoever's going
to be selected tonight

they're gonna need to know
what happened on Empyreum.

I've already given
my full account.

There are a few details
that don't quite stack up.

I'll tell you what happened
on Empyreum.

The ARC killed my daughter

and took Emma Grieves

so we need to respond
immediately.

Not until
the Electorate convenes.

This is no time
to play politics.

That's the thing
about us scientists, Rebecca.

We like to gather
all of the data

before coming to conclusions.

So, before we can decide
how to proceed

with this Grieves situation

a leader is going to be chosen

and they're gonna discover
exactly what happened to Dr Lee.

TULA:
So, who is it then?

Who's the rat!

Maybe there's another stowaway.

I did a scan.

We're the only lifeforms
on the ship.

Drew the screw...

Nah. There's no way
he'd endanger Genny.

You then!

HE LAUGHS

What...

You guys are basically
the only friends I got.

TULA:
What about the witch?

She's fucked us over before.

ASH:
They tortured her for 17 years

and she never even told them
where Arcadia was

and now she's just attaching
trackers to the ship?

You've fucked us before too.

No, it's not me.
I found the thing!

Right.

Fuck's sake, Tula!

The rat's got five seconds
to confess.

- Or I'll kill all of ya!
- CANDY HISSES

Starting with you, snitch bitch!

It's Tula! She did it!

She double-crossed us!

The fuck you talking about,
screw?

It's true. I swear.

Genevieve told me.

That's why we was gonna
run away together.

She told me that Tula had made
a deal with the Commonworld.

Why didn't you say
any of this before?

Cos I was scared.

You will be fucking scared!

Hang on, hang on. This
doesn't make any sense, OK?

Yes! Tula is heartless

but all she's ever wanted to do
is get to Arcadia.

Why the hell would she lead
the Commonworld there?

Listen to Candy.

It's not me!

Drew's no liar.

She's right, I'm not.

She bet her own daughter.

You...

I'm gonna fix your lying lips!

TULA GRUNTS

HE GROANS

VERONA:
Tula!

SHE YELLS

ASH GASPS
- You liar!

TULA GRUNTS
- ASH: Cuffs!

TULA YELLS

Let's get her locked up.

TULA SCREAMS

TULA:
No!

SHE SCREAMS

VERONA:
Shit.

ASH: We've got schematics
for the engines

atmospherics and weapons, but...

the pages for the sensor mast
have been ripped out.

Tula must have used them
to attach the tracker.

Yeah, well...
whoever's responsible

probably incinerated those pages

to ensure we couldn't mess
with their hardware...

right before they fucked
with our only spacesuit.

Does any of this
really sound like Tula, at all?

Look, whoever it is

the tracker needs stopping,
the New Aurum needs cleaning

so let's get moving.

And honestly, I still think...
VOICE FADES

What's going on with you?

I thought we were good.

VERONA:
We were.

What, you think I did this?

Verona, you watched me
turn my back on everything.

Yeah, I did.

But you're a good liar, Ash.

The only thing I know for sure
is that the ship's been hacked

and the only person
I can trust...

is me.

REBECCA:
It's nice here.

Do you know how much energy
it takes to keep it that way?

How much power we need
to keep our climate

even remotely stable?

The ARC have Emma Grieves.

So now they can find
new deposits of New Aurum

and we can't.

The thought of that
scares me to death.

We need to act quickly.

I'm sure whoever's elected...

Whoever's elected
will be a man of science

and sometimes I wonder
whether we need a man

or a woman

of action.

Arch-Marshall...

That's treason.

Alessia.

There's something
people need to see.

There's something
people need to know.

Why isn't anyone
listening to me?

Well...

I'm bloody clean!
For Christ's sake, Echo.

Look, it is not Tula, alright?
I know it.

He is a Commonworld screw.

What if it's actually him?

What?

What are you doing?

DREW BREATHES SHAKILY

Oh.

Your fear...

I can smell it.

I haven't been able to do that
for years.

Why are you afraid, sweets?

Hmm?

Is it because you're a spy?

Hmm?

Is that why you came on
with that bullshit

that Genny told you it was Tula?

ECHO:
Come on, Candy.

HE LAUGHS
Drew's a good boy.

He's never lied a day
in his life.

Oh, he is lying now.

And I'm gonna prove it.

DREW BREATHES SHAKILY

ASH ON RADIO:
Verona, are you all good?

Yeah.

Yeah, let's just get this over
with quickly, alright?

BOOTS THUD HEAVILY

Verona?

Verona, are you there?

Listen, I need to...

Whatever you think,
I'm not the spy.

I would never do that to us.

- To you...
- Ash, not now.

Look, you can trust me.

Talk to me.

Verona!

You've turned off the comms.
Fuck.

She fucking did it.

Ash...

Verona!

Verona, come in!
What's happening?

Verona, respond!

WATER RUSHES ON RADIO

COMPUTER:
Warning. Filtration error.

Oxygen level 17%.

Water. Fuck.

VERONA GASPS

ASH: Verona, listen. There's
a leak in the air scrubber.

Verona, cut your glove!
I've calculated it.

You'll have enough time
to make it back inside.

COMPUTER:
Warning. Oxygen level 12%.

ASH:
Verona, cut your glove now!

SHE WHEEZES

ASH:
Cover the rip.

Verona, cover the rip. Just
grip it with your other hand.

OK, now get inside.

COMPUTER:
Warning. Oxygen level 5%.

- ASH: Verona, now!
- SHE GASPS

SHE WHEEZES

SHE WHISPERS:
I'm not going to make it.

COMPUTER:
Warning. Oxygen level 3%.

ASH:
Yes, you are.

This isn't gonna kill you.

All you have to do now
is just breathe slowly.

SHE GASPS
I can't!

ASH:
You need to trust me.

You can do this.

You have to do this.

I need you.

That's it.

Just keep going.

You're nearly there.

You're going to make it.

SHE GASPS

Thank you.

Do you think Candy
can actually smell the spy?

Yeah, mate.

And I'm 6 foot 4.

What is it?

I lied.

I lied about Tula.

Mate. That's fantastic.

What?

We'll make a pirate
out of you yet, boy.

DREW:
No.

I've got to tell everyone.

Yeah but, mate,
it probably is her anyway.

She'd do anything for money,
just leave it.

No, I can't do that, mate.

- ASH: Echo, nearly finished?
- ECHO: Yep.

Just about.

You're still on pilot duty.
We're ready to go.

Tracker gone?

Yep. I'll engage ShroudTech.

You make sure there's
no Commonworld on our six

but fingers crossed.

Let's not get too excited.

Ain't over until
we're singing karaoke

with a fat lady in Arcadia.

ASH:
Verona, you OK?

Verona?

SHE GASPS

LOUD BANGING

Stop!

I'm gonna let you out!

As long as everyone
thinks it's you

we're still in danger.

You won't hit me, will ya?

I've got bigger spies
to fry, screw.

SHE YELLS

SHE YELLS

HE GASPS

ASH:
Verona?

I'm sorry.

What for?

For being such a fucking bitch.

I'm sure you can't help it.

VERONA LAUGHS

I know you're not the spy, Ash.

Why do you do it?

Push people away.

I don't know.

Maybe I...

get scared.

INDISTINCT CHATTER

Hi.

SHE WHISPERS

Turn on a news feed.

COMMOTION ON VIDEO

CROWD SHOUTS

SIRENS WAIL

You did this.

You leaked it.

Subdirector Franklin,
while we stand around waiting

for the results
of our so-called election...

You're causing panic.

REBECCA:
I am opening people's eyes

and the people demand action.

You want to be the director?

You can't.

You're not a scientist.
It's unconstitutional.

Perhaps that's just
one more thing

that we'll have to change.

CANDY:
Find this spy...

What? What are you...

VERONA:
What the fuck?

Hey, what the fuck?
That's my stuff!

I've tried to stop her,
but she's very determined.

CANDY:
Find this spy...

What's she taken?

I haven't taken anything!

They did this to me!
They did it!

- VERONA: Get up. Get up!
- They...

drugged me.

Come on. Let's splash
some water on your face.

ASH SCOFFS

I...

I'm gonna...

get back to...

Uh...

Emma, what do you think ARC
will do to Tula?

Just, like, lock her up
or something a bit spicier?

SHE GROANS

First, I'll kill you.

Then I'll kill your family

and then anyone
your family's ever met.

Just shut up!

So you're not the traitor!

But you're still
a complete fucking bitch!

And you're a bad mother!

And what are you?

You couldn't even do that.

That's all you had to do.

Just that.

Genny would still
be with us now.

Yeah, I've made my mistakes...

but I gave her life.

Made her strong...

a survivor.

What have you ever done?

Traitor.

Emma, what are you doing?

No traitors in Arcadia.

Emma, I lied!

You're just saying that
to save Genevieve's mother.

Tula doesn't want me
anywhere near Genevieve!

It's better for me
if she's dead!

Look, Emma...

It's not her, I swear.

- So if you want to shoot her...
- Move out the way.

I will kill you both.

Emma...

I know people
have fucked you up

done proper horrible things

but if you shoot
innocent people...

then aren't you like them?

Emma?

This isn't you.

So if you kill us...

I reckon they've won.

HE BREATHES RAPIDLY

SHE SOBS

SHE SOBS

SHE SIGHS

I left her in the loo
to puke her guts out.

So that's how you knew
to remove the tracker.

What?

It's you.

You need to start talking now.

No. No, I don't.

Why did you do it?

Why?

Just tell me.

I can't lose you too.

Don't you get it, Ash?

You never had me.

ECHO:
Uh, guys?

There's something
you need to see.

FLAMES ROAR

These are Emma's coordinates.

We're getting pulled
into a fucking star!

Switch!

ALARM BLARES
- What's going on?

COMPUTER: Alert.
Critical temperature level.

Alert.
Critical temperature level.

What's happening?

It's not one star, it's two.

I fly out of the grav of one,
I get pulled into the other.

We need to activate
the Alc Drive, do a jump!

No, we're way too close
to those two stars.

We'll destroy everything around
us. If Arcadia's out there...

Emma's clearly lost the plot.

We're here.
This is Arcadia's gate.

Arcadia's hidden
between binary stars.

It's why the Commonworld
can never find it.

We need to head straight for it.
Then we'll find Arcadia's orbit.

Fly into a fucking star?

Fly through the gravity valley.

You'll feel it.

I can't.

Handling's no good. I keep
getting pulled between them.

Your father did this
on a ship twice this size.

It can be done.

I don't want to die.
Ash, do the jump.

Ash, we're here
and you're ready.

Make sure you're strapped in.

- Manual override engaged.
- Why?

Just strap in.

What the fuck
are you doing, pig?

ASH GASPS

TULA:
You lot, have a look at this.

I've got us here.

Told you I would.

TULA:
Hurry up, snitch. Take us in.

We've got to find Genny.

We need to secure Verona first.

GRIEVES:
It was her?

She's the spy?

TULA:
Where the fuck is she? Snake!

COMPUTER:
Alert. Escape podjettisoned.

We can't let her escape.

ASH:
It's too late.

She's gone.

REBECCA:
We have been betrayed.

Betrayed not just by rebels

those that wish to destroy us

but also by our leadership

who ignored problems
and let us grow weak.

But we, the people

have taken back control
of our Commonworld

and together,
we will steer it back on course

for the benefit of all.

We pledge to recover the means

to find new sources
of New Aurum

and we will destroy anyone
who threatens our freedom.

Good job, ma'am.
We need to get moving.

COMPUTER BEEPS
- Shit.

MAN: Incoming vessel,
identify yourself.

Oh, God! What now?

We're trying to land
a Commonworld ship

on an ARC base, mate,
what do you think?

My name is Ash Harper

daughter of Yann Harper.

We're Commonworld refugees
seeking ARC's protection.

We have Dr Emma Grieves
on board.

YANN:
Welcome home, Ash.

Sit tight,
we'll come and get you.

SHE SIGHS

We've got resistance
in Shanghai, Accra, La Paz...

Director Harper!

I've information
on Emma Grieves.

The Hemlock's exact coordinates
up until 30 minutes ago.

REBECCA:
How do you know this?

SERGEANT MILLER:
I recruited an agent on board.

A spy.

Echo Nantu-Rose.

GRIEVES: I told you
there was a plan for us.

GRIEVES:
At last...

I'm home.