Paranormal (2020–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - The Myth of the Incubus - full transcript

Overcome with grief, Refaat's health deteriorates. Convinced that Shiraz is behind all tragedies, he chases her around a haunted maze in his dreams.

Where is Shiraz?

She disappeared after Reda died.

Did Shiraz put all those ghosts
and monsters in our way,



because… because we abandoned her?

If so, why now?

Why come back for revenge
after all these years?

SHIRAZ

Does this mean Shiraz
is going to haunt us down one by one?

Then, why didn't she start with me?

And the most important question,

how can she be stopped?

The High Priestess.

This card symbolizes dreams.

Perhaps that is where you'll find
what you're looking for.

A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES



{\an8}INSPIRED BY THE BOOK SERIES
WRITTEN BY DR. AHMED KHALED TAWFIK

Don't be afraid.

Easy, easy.

Okay.

- Dr. Ismail, I can't thank you enough.
- Please, calm down.

Because of your recommendation,
the university has accepted my research.

You're obviously very happy.

They said dream research
isn't actually that common here.

But they provide me
with everything I need.

Easy, easy, okay.

Dr. Ismail, are you okay?

Is it possible not to have any dreams?

Everyone dreams, doctor,

but it's possible for someone
not to remember their dreams.

Like the people of Atlantis.

Who?

Looks like I really came
to the right person.

You're researching dreams,

and don't know
about the people of Atlantis?

It's a myth about people who don't dream.

Doctor, I barely have enough time
to study facts, let alone myths.

Now, look, there's a couple of things
you can do

to help you remember your dreams.

First of all, doctor.

Go to sleep at the same time every night,
don't set in your alarms.

Use a notepad to write down
anything you remember

- about your dreams when you wake up.
- Mm.

Especially if you wake up suddenly.

Do all that, and you'll be set.

I have another question.

Of course, doctor.

But, please, bear with me.

Mm.

Is there a way to dream
about one specific person?

You mean, like, someone living?

Why, Kamal?

Would it cost more if they were dead?

Sorry, doctor, that's not what I, uh…

It's possible, um, but no guarantees.

It's psychological
more than anything else.

I mean, if you focus on one person
long enough and think about him

as hard as you can
right before you go to sleep,

you'll probably dream about them.

Also, doctor, you should know
that the more you use techniques,

the more you'll understand the signs
and symbols in your dreams.

But comparing what you wrote down
about the dream

to the events that took place
that specific day,

meaning subconscious will become conscious

that you'll enter the stage
of lucid dreaming.

- Ah, right.
- Or…

- Conscious dreaming, as it's also called.
- Yeah, I know.

I know lucid dreams.

That's great, doctor.

So once you're able to decipher
what lies within your subconscious,

then all you have to do is dream
about whatever and whoever you want.

Thank you. Thank you, Kamal.

Dr. Ismail!

You're killing yourself.

Your test results
are those of a 70-year-old.

You were saved this time,

but you won't survive a real heart attack.

Here.

Carry these at all times.

It's nitroglycerin.

Place one under your tongue
when necessary.

You have a chronic heart condition
and hypertension.

One more cigarette could kill you.

Are you warning me
or marketing cigarettes?

Refaat, why didn't you answer the phone
when I called?

Sorry.

I was busy.

Busy?

Take these. Howaida sent them.

I hope you feel happy now.

Let me ask you this, Refaat.

Who's supposed to be taking care
of who in this situation?

- Am I or you?
- Raeefa, calm down.

Don't tell me to calm down.

Why hasn't anyone invented
a button you can press to just evaporate?

- You're both useless!
- To disappear.

To help avoid what you're not ready
to confront.

May her rest in peace.
He was the only one who cared about me.

His death destroyed me.

Raeefa!

Don't "Raeefa" me.

I can barely care of you,
I can't take care of Refaat as well.

I'm sorry.

I'm tired, and I need to sleep.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Shiraz.

Refaat.

Refaat.

Refaat.

Refaat.

Can I come in?

I'd heard that you were on campus today.
Is that really true, Refaat?

I was, but… I was in a hurry.

- I wanted to check up on you.
- Can you give me a second?

There was a heaviness
on my chest.

I was running and I felt the pressure
on my chest increasing…

Until I reached the key…

- Are you all right?
- …And heard…

I'm very worried about you.

Please get your life in order.

Everything in my life was in perfect order
until you came…

And messed it all up.

So, it's all my fault?

You came to check up on me?

I'm fine.

I also came here to tell you
that I'm going back to Scotland.

I hope to get a letter from one day
saying you're better,

but I have to leave now.

I see now that you had a point
when you said

that the two of us would never work out.

Now I finally understand it.

Kamal.

Get here as soon as you can.

Dr. Ismail, there's something
that I wanna tell you.

But honestly, I'm afraid
you might slap me for saying it.

I assumed that slapped you at some point.

I won't, I promise.

What you describe to me over the phone
is similar to something,

you may have heard it before.

It's called a… in, uh, incubus.

Here is it, doctor. Look.

The incubus is a mythical creature
that can take many different forms.

They say it's the guardian
of the dark side of existence.

Presumably, it's meant to stop people
from crossing over to the world

of monsters and demons.

Most people who've seen it, doctor,

suffered from a condition
called "sleep paralysis."

Which basically means
that you feel like you're awake,

but something's preventing you
from moving.

Turns out your thesis

does involve myths.

If we disregard this theory,

then the only explanation left
is that, you're a…

Well, you're a sleepwalk.

If it's the house, then maybe.

Otherwise, it means
I'm sleep walking now to places.

You can try sprinkling some flour
around your bed.

If you wake up and find footprints
all over the place,

then that would mean that…

- Flour?
- Yes.

Flour, doctor? Mm.

So now your thesis includes myths

and cooking tips.

Maybe I should consult
one of my aunts, to be safe.

You're more important, Refaat.

You need to run.

May I come in?

Of course.

I won't take too much of your time.

I want to talk to you about me and Refaat.

I know that you were in Libya together.

I don't know what happened there,
and I don't want to know.

Understand Refaat was in Libya
for only one reason,

to find the medicine that saved your life.

And you have to believe me,
you can't imagine

what it took for him to get it.

Refaat told me that you sent abroad
for the medicine.

You know he never liked for anyone
to know what he's thinking.

Trust me.

I wouldn't have come to tell you this

if Refaat wasn't in urgent need
of someone's help.

We're not together anymore,
so I don't think I can help.

This isn't my problem.

I can't do it.
You're the only one who can help him now.

I took from him. I don't know why.

Turns out it's not my size.

But I bet it fits you.

Please, Howaida, don't give up on Refaat.

Wait.

I used the flour and woke up
to a bunch of strange footprints.

Is there anything else I can sprinkle
to get some answers?

Powdered milk?

GUIDE TO DREAM INTERPRETATION

THE DICTIONARY
OF DREAM INTERPRETATION

"Whoever is killed by an incubus
in a dream, dies in real life."

Or it's just a coincidence, doctor?

The cat…

The cat died on the same night, Kamal.

Does that mean…

What are you doing?

This is the most important reference on…

Oh!

Sorry, doctor.

I came to you,
so you could help me, not kill me.

Although, killing me might be exactly
the help I need.

Dr. Ismail, the most common
psychological conditions

for those who'd seen the incubus
are depression and extreme anxiety.

Don't worry about me.

Just help me understand what's going on.

Have you come across any cases
in your research

were a dream enters the real word?

Oh, no. Never.

As I explained before,
it's lucid dreaming.

"Your conscious mind enters your dream.

It only happens when you're able
to decipher your entire subconscious…"

Huh?

What?

It says that the only way
to get the incubus out of your dreams

is death.

Either it kills or is killed.

It killed the cat.

No, doctor, it says here that the incubus
won't leave the dream, unless…

It kills a human being.

I CAME BY, BUT YOU WEREN'T HOME

CALL ME
HOWAIDA

{\an8}DIARY

{\an8}HOWAIDA CAME BY AND LEFT ME A NOTE

{\an8}I'M EMOTIONALLY UNABLE TO SEE HER

DREAMS

FELT LIKE A LONG DAY.
MAYBE DUE TO THE PAIN I FELT IN DREAM.

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES HER MAN
JUST BECAUSE OF HIS STRENGTH.

LOVE AT 14 IS A MUST…
24, LIFE… 34, FATUITY… 44, MISERY…

I can barely stand
my conscious mind,

now I have to decipher my subconscious?

Refaat.

If I sleep, I'll die.

At the end,
I was falling from a great height.

Doctor, we have one last option.

I come over and watch you while you sleep.

- No.
- What do you have to lose?

Don't worry, there's nothing about me
that you're gonna be afraid of.

Maybe the cat died of natural causes.

And that bruise,
maybe you just bumped into something.

Why can't I control my dreams?

I know every sign and symbol in my dreams.

It something that takes time, doctor.

Unlocking the subconscious isn't so easy.

All I saw were my fears,

my feelings of guilt,

and the maze.

You know I used to solve mazes?

Until I became the mouse trapped inside.

There could be other explanation
for the maze, doctor.

The things we see in our dreams

don't have a fixed explanation.

Take a candle for example.
For one person, it's a symbol of faith.

For another, it's a symbol of romance.

And for a third, it symbolizes terror.

Maybe this maze has a special meaning
in your subconscious.

I can't sleep until I find a solution.

That won't work, doctor.

How much longer do you honestly think
you can stay awake?

Especially with your health condition.

Dr. Ismail hasn't come for two days.

Is anyone there?

Step back!

I need to go in the house.

Why is that?

There's something inside
that I need to know.

Do you see her?

In dreams?

And awake.

You're dead.

No one had seen her
in the dream and lived.

Shiraz won't leave your head
until she kills you.

Please let me in.

Get out of here!
Go before I empty this shotgun into you.

Go!

I'm sorry, Mommy.

Sorry I don't visit more.

I've always felt
that you couldn't hear me.

And I just couldn't see you that way.

I'm worried I'd lie to myself,

and pretend you're listening to me.

But this time,

I need you to hear me now more than ever.

I've never felt this lost before.

I miss you so much.

I wish you could guide me.

And get me out of this maze for good.

I'm worried about Refaat.
He won't answer the phone.

He's not at the university.

I'm the one who arranged this marriage,

now I'm the one telling you
forget about him!

I knocked and knocked at his house,
but no one answered the door.

I want you to go back with me.

No, I'm not going there
just so he can kick me out.

He wants to be alone? So be it!

Just him his space.

I'll go check on him later.

Sure, like you know
how to handle anything.

- Actually, I do.
- Go to hell!

- Really?
- You'd be dead in a week without me

- any you know it.
- That's enough!

Either come with me or I'll breakdown
the door all by myself.

Howaida, wait!

The longest the human brain
can go without sleep before breaking down

is 11 days.

"Sleep deprivation can lead
to visual and auditory hallucinations

sensory processing disorders."

THE EFFECTS
OF SLEEP DEPRIVATION ON THE SKIN

My mind.

"My mind."

"My mind."

"My mind."

"The maze."

"Maze."

"My mind. The maze."

DIARY, DREAMS

"The maze. My mind."

The maze is extended.

My mind. The maze is my mind.

The maze is my mind.

Here you go.

Say, what do you need
all that for, anyway, doctor?

There's a big mouse in the apartment.
I wanna catch it.

- The sleeping pills?
- Ah, here.

- Now the pharmacist says...
- I know.

…It should be taken every 12 hours
with plenty of water, so you can sleep!

Refaat's fifth law.

"If your mind plays
to tricks you, play along."

Refaat's fifth law, modified.

"If your mind plays tricks on you,
you play tricks on it.

Refaat!

Refaat!

Refaat!

Refaat!

Refaat.

Refaat.

Refaat!

Refaat.

Oh, no, Refaat.

- What's wrong?
- Refaat!

- Refaat?
- Refaat.

Can you hear us, Refaat?

Refaat!

Refaat!

Refaat!

- Why are you running?
- Run!

Wake up, wake up, please?

He needs an ambulance.

Raeefa!

- Talaat.
- Run, Talaat.

Talaat!

- Forever, me and Raeefa.
- Talaat!

Talaat!

Talaat!

Get up, Talaat! Get up! Don't do this!

Talaat! Get up, Talaat! Talaat!

Come on, Talaat!

Up!

Talaat, come on. Get up, Talaat!

We don't have time for this, Talaat!
We don't have time!

No! Get up!

Talaat.

Talaat…

Oh, no!

Dr. Ismail, it was a heart attack.
He's gone. I'm sorry, we tried.

Dr. Ismail.

Refaat, what did the doctor say, Refaat?

Is anyone there?

Dr. Ismail!

I have to get inside the mansion.

Get Ibrahim.

Tell him it's Dr. Refaat Ismail.

I'm glad that you came, doctor.
You save me the trip.

I was going to see you in Cairo.
Mr. Ibrahim left you this envelope.

He said to give to you personally.

Where is Ibrahim?

May he rest in peace, doctor.

Dead?

How did he die?

Hung himself.

Hung himself and left the house to you.

The house is yours now.
You can do whatever you want with it.