Legion (2017–…): Season 2, Episode 5 - Chapter 13 - full transcript

An uneasy reunion leads to a shocking truth.

Apparently on Legion...

LENNY: I'm dead.

You killed me.

You killed me.

- I... didn't.
- Yeah, you did.

And I got to say, not cool, man.

DAVID: Are you you at
all? Or is this just a mask?

We're trapped.

(both laughing)

LENNY: You got to help me.

I'm like a pet.

Or a houseplant.

Can you talk to him?

Get me out of here?

What would you do?

A new life?

A new body?

LENNY: I'd live the
living shit out of it.

And then what?

(bell dings)

(tone sounds)

WOMAN (over P.A.):
New symptom alert.

Unexplained malaise.

Any shift in reality
may signal an attack.

If you feel something,

say something.

This room is scary.

Hand, please.


Your hand.

(electronic whirring)



Name, please.

Where's David?

I really want to talk to David.

It's right there.

Say your name, please.

Do you have any
Benzedrine? Bennies?

Adderall? Nitrous?

Maybe some Liquid Paper?


Lenny Busker.

Is Lenny your given name?


After my gran-gran.

She was...

Let's just say she was a...

real salty broad,
and leave it at that.

And what do you see
when you look at this?

A card.

And what's on the card?

What do you...?

Nothing. It's...
It's a blank card.


Is this...?

Are you...

Are you guys suspending the
laws of gravity or something?

What do you see now?


Man, I... I'm just
here to help, okay?

I... I was a...

what do you...

a hostage, right?

- His hostage.
- Hmm.


Like a puppet, so...


Now I'm... happy
ending, I escaped.

Oh. How?

I just...

You were a consciousness
without physical form.

You are now a...

living, bleeding body, so
my question to you is this:

how does that occur?

(whispering): My gran-gran.

She liked her Rondo citrus soda,

and when I say Rondo
citrus soda, I mean

vodka in a Rondo
citrus soda can.

She-she was, like...

one of those clocks
that's all fives.

You know, those people that
say they only drink after 5:00,

but then, when you look
on their clock, it's all fives.

Well, I...

I would go over there
every day after school.

"Happy hour," she would call it.

- "Happy hour."
- Mm.

Yeah, we would watch cartoons

and then we would celebrate

by drinking Rondo
citrus soda in a can.

And I was nine.

(whispering): Are
you the Shadow King?

It was just me and my mom.


My mom, she wanted
a big family, but...

her uterus fell out
when I was born, so...

Plus, it turned out
that, um, my daddy...

He liked watching black
guys bang pre-teen girls

on the Internet more than he
liked, say, going to work, so...

Is David coming soon?

Because I-I really
need to talk to David.

There are rooms deep
beneath this building

where people are
dumped and forgotten.

I would plan on that.

He knows where the
monks hid the body.


The desert that
used to be a valley.

He knows.

Why did you come here?

I told you. I told you, man.

I'm a victim, okay? Remember?

Poor old Lenny, whose
gran-gran got her drunk

when she was nine and then, bam!

She was just pulled
into some crazy shit.

Are you clear?

I was dropped inside of a wall.

Are you clear?

Inside of a wall.
Did you hear me?

Do you know what that's like?

My ass was in one room,
my tits were in another.

Then he took my mind and
he made me do things, okay?

I'm not a bad person. I'm not.

- You've been arrested 13 times.
- Okay.

Sure, but...

there's bad and then
there's really bad, right?

I mean...

what did I ever do
except hustle to get high?

Man? I mean, shit, sometimes
you got to throw a brick

through a window

or make some guy think
you're gonna suck his dick

under the highway and
then your pimp shows up

and he's got a rubber revolver,

so the guy's on the
ground and he's begging,

"Please, don't kill me, I've
got a family," or whatever.

Shit. That's just business,
okay? I am not a villain.

Whose body is that?

Can I just...

Can I just please talk to David?


The end of the world
is coming, Daddy.

We don't got a lot of time.

(bell dings)

Just, please...

("Heroin" by The Velvet
Underground playing)

♪ I don't know ♪

♪ Just where I'm going ♪

♪ But I'm ♪

♪ Gonna try ♪

♪ For the kingdom ♪

♪ If I can ♪

♪ 'Cause it makes
me feel like I'm a man ♪

♪ When I put a
spike into my vein ♪

♪ And I tell you things
aren't quite the same ♪

♪ When I'm rushing on my run ♪

♪ And I feel ♪

♪ Just like Jesus' son ♪

♪ And I guess that
I just don't know ♪

♪ And I guess that
I just don't know. ♪

Will I have to, um, you know...

touch it?

The body?

Oh, no. Uh, not afraid.

It's... just a new suit.


- Cashmere flannel.
- (chuckles)

When you become
my age, you realize

it's not about the thing done.
It's the beauty of the plan.

What is the universe
without each sunrise?

That's how we judge our gods...

Not on their math
but their poetry.

I'm just unclear on the
circumstances of the recovery.

Are we talking a mausoleum?
Is it a pine box six feet under?

A golden sarcophagus?

Hmm. There will be earth.

Bugs. Beetles.


Bones still sticky.


Some digging required.

But the reward...

A sunrise like you
have never seen.


Nothing's felt real to
me for a very long time.

("Werewolf" by
Cat Power playing)


♪ Oh, the werewolf ♪

♪ The werewolf ♪

♪ Comes stepping along ♪

♪ He don't even ♪

♪ Break the branches ♪

♪ Where he's gone ♪

♪ Once I saw him ♪

♪ In the moonlight ♪

♪ When the bats were flying... ♪

Allow me.

♪ I saw the werewolf ♪

♪ And the werewolf was crying ♪

♪ How nobody knows ♪

♪ How nobody knows ♪

♪ How I loved the man ♪

- ♪ As I teared off ♪
- Open it.

♪ His clothes ♪

♪ The werewolf ♪

♪ Somebody like you and me. ♪

There she is.

♪ Would you ♪

♪ Like to swing on a star? ♪

Run away.

♪ A-doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo. ♪


How much is required?

(device hums)

(Farouk sighs)

PTONOMY: See, we
have these concepts.

The past, the
present, the future.

The past I get.

It's everything that
happened before.

And the future is
everything that's still to come.

But what is the present?


PTONOMY: Think about light...

about the speed of light.

Yeah, no matter how
close something is,

it still takes time for its
image to reach your eye.

My glasses, say.

I show them to you,

and it takes time for the
image to reach your eye.

And more time
for that signal to go

from your eye to your brain,

and even more time
for your brain to process

what you're seeing
into information

your body can react to.

Sure, it's millionths
of a second, but still,

it's not now.

So, my theory is...

there is no present.

There's only past and future.

The past and future of what?

Can I... Can I see those?

It's okay.

You say you remember
everything, right?


What color are my eyes?



They were brown...

in your old body.

Whose body is that?

Mm. The body that you
should be worried about

is his.

Because once he gets
it, he's coming after us.

- Us?
- Yes. Us.

I'm with you, baby.

I am. I'm one of the
good guys, okay?

That whole "evil
Lenny" thing, that was...

I was just pretending, I
was just faking it so that he...

And now what are you faking?


Hold still.

This may hurt.

(distorted laughter over TV)

Hold on, something's wrong.

I'm just gonna...


(distorted noise)

(Lenny gasping)

(Ptonomy panting)


Buy a girl a drink first.

(both panting)


(tone sounds)

MAN (over P.A.):
Yellow six alpha.

Orange puma nine.

Seven blue doom.

(wind whooshing)

NARRATOR: Have you
ever seen a shape in a cloud,

or a face in a knot of wood?

In a piece of toast.

Or does he?

For thousands of years,

our survival depended
on being able

to spot patterns in nature

to find predators
hiding in the wild.


And so now, centuries later,

we are still looking,

still searching
every cloud for faces,

as if our lives depend on it.

So strong is our belief
that a pattern must exist

that the human mind
will reject the pieces

that don't fit.

So, where the
pessimist sees danger

hiding behind every back,

the optimist sees friendship.

Which is why,

when we encounter coincidence,

we often see conspiracy.

♪ ♪

FAROUK: Doesn't bother you.

What we do?


- Hmm.
- Moral-ity.


Oh... right.

The electrons that
make up this car

were part of a star once.

A star that exploded
billions of years ago,

killing any and all life
that may have existed

on hundreds of planets.

Or did it?

My point... If those
atoms still exist,

if they are holding this
car together as we speak,

then perhaps the
idea of life and death...

- is obscene.
- Hmm.

Wait, maybe not obscene,

but irrelevant.

What were we
talking about again?


of killing...


Because you and
I, we are not human.

The lion.

Does a lion ask the
morality of killing a deer,

or a mantis of killing
a hummingbird?

Homo supérieur...

OLIVER (whispering): Melanie.

♪ ♪

(birds chirping)

FAROUK: So, you see...

the morality is not the problem.

I'm going to kill you, you know.

(laughs softly)

(laughs softly)

(engine rumbling nearby)

(car engine starts)

♪ ♪






You know what hit me earlier?

I had no idea...

what silence was...

until Farouk was out of my head.

Real silence.

I can even hear the room.

- Hmm.
- The air moving.

A heartbeat.

What was her name?
Your gran-gran?


Like me.

And if I gave you

a Rondo citrus soda right now...

Just the words make
my tongue sticky.

Did you ever date men?

Yeah, of course.

There was one boy,

in high school.

Jordan Balish.

Lasted a week.


Because if he was gonna
jab something hard into me,

I sure as shit was
gonna return the favor.


(whispers): Twizzler.

You're still working for him.

- The Shadow King.
- Mm-mmm.

Lenny, I can read your mind.

Okay, I'm not not
working for him,

but it wasn't my idea, I swear.

I swear. He put
spiders in there.

- Sewed 'em up into my brain.
- Look... here's my problem.

I can't tell the difference
between your ideas and his...

They all look the same... so
how do I know you're not lying?

Some of my memories...


how I stole my mom's checkbook

and then her social
security number,

and then took out all
these loans in her name

until she...

Did that happen? Her funeral?

Okay. You said you found
his body... Farouk. Where?

I don't know. But he found it,

and he sent me here to tell you.



(long inhale)

(sighs) There.

He can't reach you
now. I'm protecting you.

It doesn't matter, kid.

I've got no intel.

The sensei kept secrets.

From me and from Oliver.

He kept us in
these little drawers,

you know, like in the morgue,

and then took us out
when he wanted to play.

We only saw what
he wanted us to see.

And why are you really here?

Because I missed you.

Come on.

Clockworks, remember?

David and Lenny?

The good old times?

We were like...

white on rice.


And I know... he
sent me... but...

can't it be both?


how are you real?

You tell me.

The guy's like a god.

He's a mutant with psychic
powers; he's not a god.

(child's distorted shout)


Whose body is that?

I don't know.

I just...

I told you, I was in my
drawer, and then I just...

woke up.

You woke up?

I'm not lying.

I was in the absent
place, and then I just...

There she was...

in the mirror...

looking back at me.

With blue eyes?


That part's weird.

♪ ♪

(wind turbine
whooshing rhythmically)

♪ ♪

What you said before...

That you kill me...


you have been in
the sun too long.

I'm more powerful than you.

Then again...

maybe I've found your weakness.

Oh, my weakness.

You'll see.

But in the moment of attack.

And then it will be too late.


What fun.

(laughing): What a
grand amusement.

Uh, may I...

please have a hint?

- You may.
- Uh-huh?

Your hint is a simple
mathematical question.

What is one...

plus one?



Ah, you're very sly.


A true snake.

Come. Go to work.

♪ ♪

(indistinct radio
chatter in distance)


You're not lying.

You really don't know
how you got here.

I told you.

I just woke up.



I-I don't understand.

Why-why would he
make you real again?

Why send you here?

He has a plan.

That's all I know. I'm sorry.

AMY (faint, distorted): ♪
Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday, dear David ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday, dear David ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you. ♪

(wind turbine
whooshing rhythmically)

(indistinct radio chatter)


How was your day?

Eh, acceptable.

Donuts were made and sold.

Miles driven.

I had that dream again.

During the day this time.

What, you took a nap?




Took a nap.



Was wrong way around.

It was wearing clothes.

In... my dream...

I had a mustache.

- (laughing)
- Charming. Charming.

And when I spoke,

my voice was...

was music.

What was I saying?

♪ And now we are this ♪

♪ The machine that bleeds ♪

♪ The organizing principle. ♪





Probably nothing.



Do you ever have that feeling

that something bad
is gonna happen?

But also maybe that it
hasn't happened yet?

There's a word for it.

What is it?


(turbine stops)

(wind whooshing)

(breathing heavily)

AMY: Where are the guards?

(doorbell rings)

Stay here.



Who's there?

(bottle clatters)

(door creaking)


(water running)

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday to you ♪

♪ Happy birthday, dear... ♪


What did they do
with my old body?

The one in the wall?

They buried it.


In the desert.




I'm not sure Farouk
found his body.

I think he found mine.

OLIVER: Good news.
Your brother's back.


OLIVER: I've come
to take you to him.


I'll just...

I'll go get my coat.

♪ ♪

♪ Don't come around here ♪

♪ No more... ♪

(Amy screaming)

♪ Don't come around
here no more ♪

♪ Whatever you're looking for ♪

♪ Don't come around
here no more... ♪


♪ I've given up ♪

♪ I've given up ♪

♪ I've given up ♪

♪ On waiting any longer ♪

♪ I've given up ♪

♪ On this love... ♪

What are you doing?

Finding the
sculpture in the stone.


♪ I don't feel you any more ♪

♪ You darken my door ♪

♪ Whatever you're looking for ♪

♪ Don't come around
here no more... ♪

DAVID: No, no, no!

AMY: Oh, no!


No! No!


♪ I've given up ♪

♪ I've given up ♪

♪ You tangle my emotions ♪

♪ I've given up ♪

♪ Honey, please,
admit it's over... ♪



♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Stop walking down my street ♪

♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Who do you expect to meet? ♪


- (crying): Let me out!
- What's happening?

♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Whatever you're looking for ♪

♪ Don't come around here ♪

♪ No more ♪

♪ Stop, don't ♪

♪ Hey, stop... ♪

(crying): Let me out.

- Hey.
- (crying): No, no, no, no.

It's okay. It's okay.

Shh. It's okay. It's okay.

- YOUNG DAVID: Wait up, Amy.
- (laughter)

♪ Hey, stop, don't ♪

♪ Hey ♪

(Farouk laughing)

DAVID: I'm coming for you.

♪ Don't come around
here no more ♪

♪ Don't, stop, hey ♪

♪ Don't come around here no ♪

♪ Stop, don't, hey ♪

♪ Don't, hey ♪

♪ Don't, stop ♪

♪ Don't ♪

♪ Stop, hey. ♪

MAN: Now I get it.

Captioned by Media
Access Group at WGBH