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HAUNTED
Written by: Damian Kindler and James Thorpe
Directed by: Peter DeLuise


PREVIOUSLY ON SANCTUARY...

[From The Five]

JOHN
I promise to make you happy, Helen, for all eternity.

[From Sanctuary For All]

HELEN
John, let me help you before you make things worse.

JOHN
And how is that possible? I've already murdered, what, seven whores?

[From Revelations]

WILL
It's amazing to me. Sherlock Holmes. Jack the Ripper... The fact that you two can sit here together, and--

JAMES
Time is a great healer, redemption that requires a little more.

[From Sanctuary for All]

HELEN
The shield is working; if it's him we're safe.

[From Sanctuary for All]

HENRY
It's a modified EM bubble. It protects outside interference from jamming devices.

JOHN
Is that what she told you it was for?

HENRY
What is it for?

JOHN
Me.

[From The Five]

JOHN
Your mother did indeed leave me close to death.

HELEN
Forgive me, John.

JOHN
Tesla found me, revived me and the rage that once fuelled me is gone.

[From End of Nights]

HELEN
Tesla may have shocked you into your senses, John, but nobody becomes what you were without a predilection for killing. No doubt you'd return to your murderous habits one day.

JOHN
I wasn't asking you out on a date.


INT SANCTUARY MAIN LAB

[The main lab is being used as triage unit. Helen is bandaging a woman's arm.]

HELEN (in Zulu)
Are you in pain anywhere else?

WOMAN: (in Zulu)(shakes head no)
Thank you.

[Helen finishes and turns to see Kate treating another person.]

HELEN
You're doing a great job.

KATE
Um, how do you say "It's going to be all going to be okay" in Zulu?

HELEN (speaks in Zulu to a patient)

KATE
What she said.

HELEN
That's right, keep it light. They're already panicked enough without picking up on our fears. Remember, they're empaths. They feel what you're feeling.

[Helen takes off her gloves and turns away and stops when she sees Will.]

HELEN
Neomycin?

WILL
Yeah, a couple of the intakes have second-degree burns. Did you contact the Mumbai Sanctuary?

HELEN
I told them the empaths were safe. Their ship, on the other hand...

[Helen continues walking over to where Henry has set up. He has linked into the computer system.]

HELEN
How's it looking?

[Henry has a display of map on main labs screen.]

HENRY
Yeah, not so good; Celine Dion should start singing about now. Sorry, disaster joke; not funny.

HELEN
Ah what the hell is keeping him?

[John, coughing, teleports in with two more survivors.]

JOHN
The fire's spreading, smoke everywhere!

[Helen takes the woman from John as Will puts out the fire on John's coat.]

HELEN (in Zulu)
Don't worry. You're safe here.

[Kate guides both the survivors away from John.]

KATE
It's okay, just come with me.

[Helen turns to John.]

HELEN
The rest of the crew?

JOHN
Dead.

[A man rushes up to Helen.]

MAN (in Zulu)
Musa! She's still on board!

HELEN
One of the empaths is still missing. Did you check the sleeping quarters?

JOHN
Without detailed knowledge of the vessel arrivals can be tricky. I need a known destination...

HELEN
Yes.

JOHN
On my way.


HELEN
Just...

[John teleports away. Helen sighs.]

HELEN
...be careful. Henry, any idea what happened to the ship?

HENRY
Best guess? About two hours out of Maputo, the boiler exploded, tore a hole in the hull.

HELEN
Right. I may need your help bandaging the new intakes.

HENRY
Aw, yeah, come on, doc. You know about me and blood.

HELEN
All right, get the guest quarters ready. We're going to need a few extra beds tonight.

HENRY
Check.

[John teleports in with a woman in his arms and almost colliding with Henry.]

JOHN
Metal fragment in her abdomen!

[Helen checks the woman's pulse as John holds her.]

HELEN
Dear God, her pulse is weak. Get her to the O.R. I need to operate immediately.

[Will brings a gurney over and John places the woman on it. Helen helps Will guides the gurney to go out of the lab. Turning back to John she sees him staring at his bloody hand.]

HELEN
John?

[John seems to be lost in thought and struggles to answer her.]

JOHN
Quite a day.

[Helen studies John as he seems a bit off.]

HELEN
Thank you for answering my call.

JOHN
It seems business is never finished with us despite our losses.

HELEN
I'm just saying, I couldn't have done it without you.

JOHN
Well, all hands on deck, hmm? Besides, I've missed this place. You know, vengeful killing sprees are good for the soul, but... there's no place like home.

HELEN
Quite a lot of teleportation for one day, you feeling any worse for wear?

JOHN
Right as rain; in fact, I've... I've never felt better.

[Helen turns to go to her patient waiting for her in the OR. John stares menacingly at two survivors who are looking at him in alarm.]

CREDITS

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

[Helen is operating on woman with Biggie assisting.]

HELEN
I can't imagine what would have happened to them had John not answered my call. There was no rescue craft close enough to have saved any of them.

[Helen removes a piece of shrapnel.]

BIGGIE
Lucky.

HELEN
That she is. One more centimeter to the right and this would have lacerated her descending aorta.

[Alarm rings on the medical equipment]

BIGGIE
Cardiac arrest.

HELEN
Dammit! Get the cart! One milligram epinephrine.

[Biggie hands Helen a syringe.]

BIGGIE
One milligram epinephrine.

[A normal pulse is heard from the medical system.]

BIGGIE
Alive.

HELEN
For now; she's not out of the woods yet. Let's close her up.


INT SANCTUARY HENRY'S ARRAY

[Henry is working at his table as Will enters.]

WILL
Hey, man, Kate needs your help with the intake database.

HENRY
Can't you do it?

WILL
I tried but it looks like the system's fried.

[Henry swats Will's hand away from picking up a part off Henry's table.]

HENRY
Hey, I'm a little busy here.

WILL
Whoa... Look, tell that to Mumbai. They're screaming for our rescue and recovery logs ASAP.

[Henry holds up a new weapon he has been working on.]

HENRY
Molly's primed for a charge. I can't exactly bail on her right now.

WILL
Molly?

HENRY
Modified O-wave Linear Expeller.

WILL
Doesn't that acronym spell "mole"?

HENRY
Molly's hotter.

WILL
Dude, it's a weapon, not a woman.

HENRY
Hey, clearly you and I have not dated the same girls.

WILL
Okay, look, are you going to do this thing because...

HENRY
Okay, fine. Yes, fine. You're going to have to take over for me, okay? Molly needs to be charged and assembled before the seams on the pulse magazine degrade.

WILL
Whoa, you just made that up, right? That means nothing to me.

[Henry demonstrates as he gives the instructions.]

HENRY
All you got to do is open the stock, remove the power core and charge it, then you re-insert the power core back into the stock, you seal the magazine, vent the shaft, secure the laser sight and presto.

WILL
You realize you're talking to a guy who flunked Allen key, right?

[Henry pats Will on back.]

HENRY
Relax. You'll be fine.

[Henry stops in door and turns back.]

HENRY
Oh, don't overcharge the power core. You'll blow up the lab.

WILL
Okay, so no pressure, then.

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[One of the survivors John was staring at is wandering through the hallway. She turns a corner and sees John. She bows her head as she speaks to him.]

WOMAN: (in Zulu)
Thank you for saving all of us. You are a saint.

[She continues to walk to John as she speaks. John hesitates but then replies.]

JOHN
You're welcome.

[John turns to leave. She grabs his hand.]

WOMAN (in Zulu)
Why are you so afraid?

[John removes her hand.]

JOHN
I feel nothing for you people. It was a favor, a task, nothing more.

[John brushes past her to continue down the hall.]

WOMAN (in Zulu)
This will never be your home while you let this darkness control you.

[John stops, turning back slowly toward her.]

JOHN
What did you say?

[He glares at the woman then advances toward her.]

WOMAN (in Zulu)
Please... don't. I never meant to say anything.

JOHN
I urge you not to trifle with me.

[John grabs her arm and she whimpers in fright.]

JOHN
You should have said nothing. You should have left well enough alone. Why did you come to me?

[The woman pleas softly to John but he ignores her and stabs her with his knife.]

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

[Helen has finished the operation and is monitoring her patient talking to Biggie on the opposite side of the gurney.]

HELEN
It's up to her now. We've done all we can.

BIGGIE
Recovery in the infirmary?

HELEN
I want her monitored until she's stable. Today could have gone a lot worse than it did.

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[Will is walking down the hallway as a man rushes up to him.]

MAN (in Zulu)
There you are. Please, something's wrong.

WILL
Oh, I'm sorry. I don't speak Zulu.

MAN (in Zulu)
Nozipho... lost. Not here. Not here.

WILL
Nozipho, one of the other empaths, she's like you.

MAN (in Zulu)
Not here.

[The man is motioning to his head with his hands.]

WILL
You can't... you can't...

MAN (in Zulu)
Lost.

WILL
You can't see her. Is she lost in the Sanctuary?

MAN (in Zulu)
She is...

WILL
Oh, God, I'm so sorry, I don't understand. You can't... you can't... You can't... You can't sense her anymore.

MAN (in Zulu)
Trouble

WILL
Oh, okay. Come with me.

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[Kate is walking beside Henry while he fiddles with her laptop computer.]

HENRY
What did you do to this thing?

KATE
Oh, come on so now it's my fault?

HENRY
Well, I'm just saying, you see this?

KATE
Who designed the database?

HENRY
It is not the database.

KATE
Yeah, says you.

HENRY
Are you... Who does this?

KATE
What?

HENRY
Okay, what is this?

KATE
I use my computer.

[Henry removes a CD out of the drive.]

HENRY
What is this? Ah, the Craven Throng?

KATE
It's experimental garage acid. Oh, come on, you're telling me that my music screwed up your database?

HENRY
Your freeware media player created a conflict in the com port access base.

KATE
Henry why is it whenever you talk all I hear is "blah, blah, blah, blah?"

HENRY
I did not create this to be your personal stereo system, okay? I...

[Henry sees something under one of the doors.]

HENRY
Is that...

[Henry opens door]

HENRY
Ah! Oh...

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[Helen is kneeling as Henry and Kate stand behind her in the hallway.]

HELEN
Blood's fresh, 20 maybe 30 minutes. Her throat's been cut. Henry, get the security camera footage. I want to know everyone who was on this floor in the last half hour.

HENRY
All right, you got it.

[Henry leaves.]

HELEN
Kate, gather our guests.

KATE
I don't get it. These guys are so gentle. They're no threat to anybody.

HELEN
Exactly, they're the perfect target.


INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[John is standing in front of the large window staring out. He hears Helen cocking a gun behind him.]

JOHN
Beautiful...isn't it?

HELEN
Turn around very slowly. How long?

[John turns slowly.]

JOHN
Long enough, habits are...hard to break.

HELEN
Perhaps you're not trying hard enough.

JOHN
I am who I am! It's high time you did something about it.

[John throws a knife into the wall beside Helen and rushes off down the hallway. Helen's shot is too late and she runs after him.]

HELEN
John!

[She takes another shot at him when he refuses to stop. The shot misses wide. She starts running after him again. John clothes lines her as she comes down the hallway; knocking her down and the gun flying out of her reach. John kicks her in the abdomen. John picks up the gun and kneels by her. She holds her abdomen as she pushes herself to a sitting position with her free hand.]

JOHN
I take it the EM shields are up.

[John stands. Helen nods in the affirmative. John pulls a switchblade out of his inner pocket and activates the blade.

JOHN
Indeed.

[Helen stares up at him as his moves toward her. He withdraws as he hears Kate's voice.]

KATE
Doc! I heard shots.

HELEN
Kate!

[John punches Kate in the faces as she rounds the corner. MOLLY flies from Kate's grasp and lands near Helen. John turns back to Helen who has aimed MOLLY at him. John walks toward Helen and she fires. The electric pulse makes him hesitate but then he again walks toward Helen and she fires again. John drops to his knees as Helen rises to hers but he half thrusts the knife towards her and she is forced to shoot him again. John collapses and Helen leans over him to check his pulse. Kate has regained her feet and stands over them.]

KATE
Is he...

[Helen slowly looks up with great sorrow.]

HELEN
He's dead.

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

[Helen is standing beside John with her hand to his cheek. Kate is preparing the defibrillator paddles for her.]

KATE
Tell me again why you're trying to bring a homicidal maniac back to life.

HELEN
It's more about compulsion than murder. I set him up for this, letting him loose on the Cabal. He knew I'd find out about his activities sooner or later. He wanted me to kill him.

KATE
No offense but you guys got a seriously messed up relationship.

HELEN
It's complicated. Charge the defibrillator. Second button there to 200 and clear!

[Helen pushes the button to send the shock to John's heart.]

KATE
Nothing.

HELEN
300.

[Kate resets the defibrillator.]

HELEN
Clear!

[Kate shakes her head no.]

HELEN
360.

[Kate once again resets.]

HELEN
Clear!

[Sparks fly from all over the room.]

KATE
Oh, what the hell?

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY

[Henry, who is walking down a hallway. notices the lights flicker as he works on his tablet.]

WILL (On radio)
Uh, Henry? I'm downstairs. The lights are flickering.

HENRY
Yeah, I know. I know.

[Henry enters Helen's office.]

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

[The sparks stop and Helen looks down to see the paddle still sending a charge. They stop and Helen removes them.]

HELEN
We took a power surge.

KATE
He's breathing again.

[Helen checks John's pulse. An alarm sounds.]

KATE
The infirmary; we got a problem.

HELEN
The empath on oxygen, Musa, she's gone offline. We have to get her back here.

HELEN (On radio)
Will... Bring the patient from the infirmary to the O.R. now!

WILL
On it.

INT SANCTUARY HELEN'S OFFICE

HENRY
Doc, I need to do a major system reboot. Can you live without your med servers for a few nanoseconds?

HELEN
Do it.

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

HELEN
We need to check for any breaches in abnormal containment. We won't have full security until Henry's reboot is complete.

[Kate nods but looks at Helen.]

KATE
Y-you're cool hanging with Jack the Ripper?

HELEN
He's no danger to anyone right now.

[Helen removes her hand from John's shoulder as Kate leaves. She turns away from John towards some equipment.]

JOHN
Helen...

[Helen turns back to John.]

JOHN
I don't know why... I feel so strange.

HELEN
I know you wanted this to end more quickly. I'm sorry to disappoint you.

JOHN
Why did you bring me back?

[Helen sighs.]

INT SANCTUARY HELEN'S OFFICE

HENRY (On radio)
Main server's coming back online now. I'm going to head to the O.R. and check on the bio-techs.

HELEN {ON RADIO}
Keep me posted.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

[Helen is leading John into one of the cells. His hands are handcuffed in front of him.]

HELEN
The EM shield is at full strength. Attempt to teleport, and you will die.

JOHN
I understand.

[John walks to the end of the room but doesn't look back at Helen.]

HELEN
This is my fault, John. I should never have believed that you could change, that you had changed. How many have there been since...

JOHN
Since you let me back in? Does it matter?

HELEN
You've been killing again and not just Cabal remnants.

[John turns back to face Helen.]

JOHN
Does it matter that I never wanted it to begin again, that I tried to stop? Helen, I tried!

HELEN
This is Whitechapel all over again.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Will rushes in and goes directly to Musa. She is conscious but appears very agitated.]

WILL
You're going to be okay. You're going to be okay. I'm going to get you to the O.R.

MUSA (in Zulu)
Please. There's something in the building.

WILL
Your lungs are hurt, but you're going to be okay.

MUSA (in Zulu)
No. Something terrible, it's in the building. Please, we have to leave. We have to leave!

WILL
It's going to be okay. You need to put this on. I'm sorry, I don't understand. I'm sorry. I'll get you to Dr. Magnus. She'll understand you. You're going to be fine, okay? I'm going to get you going. I don't speak any Zulu, I'm sorry.

[Will guides the gurney out of the infirmary.]

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY OUTSIDE ELEVATOR

[Kate and Biggie are waiting for the elevator.]

KATE
So was I right? You think the boss still has the hots for tall, bald and deadly?

[Biggie doesn't answer and enters the elevator as it opens. Kate follows and presses a button on control panel.]

KATE
Man, I thought I had relationship issues. What about you, big guy, anyone special in your life?

BIGGIE
I mate every five years.

KATE
With who?

[The elevator doors close.]

INT SANCTUARY OPERATING ROOM

[Henry is working at the computer as Will guides the gurney in.]

WILL
Hey, what the hell happened? Someone plug the microwave and the toaster in at the same time?

HENRY
You got me. I'm still trying to get all systems back online. How's she doing?

WILL
Her life support is fried. She's on back-up. Magnus wants to keep her close.

HENRY
All right, we are back up and firing on all cylinders. Now, tell me, who's your daddy?

WILL
I'm going to go check on the other patients.

HENRY
What?
[Will leaves and Henry laughs.]

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
I'm arranging for your transfer to a secure facility out of the country. You are far too dangerous to ever be free again.

[Helen tosses the keys to the cuffs to John who catches them. The lights flicker and the door closes. Emergency lighting comes on as Helen rushes to the door but isn't able to escape in time. She looks back at John.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Will stops when the doors close and looks back towards Henry through the glass.]

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate and Biggie are surprised when the elevator stops.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Henry is enters a code into the door. When it doesn't open he tries again.]

WILL
What happened now?

HENRY
Uh...

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Biggie walks to control panel and presses some buttons. When nothing happens he tries again.]

BIGGIE
Stopped.

KATE
Great.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

[Helen turns back toward John. He looks at the key and turns it to unlock them. Helen watches in alarm.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Henry is busy tapping on keys on the computer and Will knocks on the glass.]

HENRY
Seriously?

WILL
Hellooo!

HENRY
I know, I know, we're in auto lockdown! I'm getting an override going now. Oh, come on! Will, this is not good...

[Musa coughs and moans drawing Will's attention.]

WILL
Henry.

HENRY
Oh, man.

[Henry rushes over to Musa.]

WILL
Okay, uh... What was her name again?

HENRY
Magnus said something like... Bosa. Mm, antlers... Musa!

WILL
Musa! Musa, okay. So just talk to her and calm her down. It's very important.

HENRY
Okay. Uh, hey, Musa... Hi. Uh...

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate is trying to use her cell phone.]

KATE
What? No signal, since when?

BIGGIE
Something's jamming it.

KATE
Aw, come on.

[Kate walks over to control panels and repeatedly presses buttons.]

KATE
Agh, this is nuts.

BIGGIE
Stop doing that.

KATE
Don't you guys update your safety equipment?

BIGGIE
Constantly.

KATE
Yeah, well, then why isn't anything working? Where's the disembodied voice saying "chill out. Help's coming?"

BIGGIE
I'm that voice.

KATE
Is help coming?

BIGGIE
No. This shouldn't be happening.

KATE
Hey, can we go out the top, climb up to the next floor?

BIGGIE
Yes, we can, but we're not going to. Not safe.

KATE
Okay Biggie, this whole speaking-in-code thing is really not working for me.

BIGGIE
Something's wrong. Need to know what before we do anything rash.

[Biggie pulls down the cover for the control panel and looks inside.]

KATE
Yeah, wouldn't want to do that. Oh... That is some old-school radio shack. Is that an original phone system?

BIGGIE
Hmm, from when this wing was built.

KATE
Looks like it hasn't been used in years.

BIGGIE
It hasn't.

KATE
Do you really think it's going to work?

BIGGIE
If you stop talking.

[Biggie pulls wires loose and starts gnawing the rubber off. Kate holds up a Swiss Army knife.]

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
Stay exactly where you are.

[John has taken the cuffs off and places them on a table. Helen has aimed her gun at him.]

HELEN (On radio)
Will, come in. Henry?

[Helen tries her cell phone.]

JOHN
Helen...

HELEN
Do not even think about teleporting. The EM shield stays active in lockdown mode.

JOHN
I have no intention of escaping.

HELEN
Really?

JOHN
I will answer for my actions.

HELEN
Don't try me, John.

JOHN
I'm quite serious, Helen. Something has changed.

HELEN
Stop!

JOHN
If you'll let me, I'd like to help.

HELEN
Stop talking. On your knees; hands where I can see them.

[John gets on his knees and holds his arms out.]

JOHN
Better?

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Okay, just sit tight. We're going to get some help. Dude, I need help in here.

WILL
Yeah, I know, but you got to get me in the room.

[Henry goes back to his tablet.]

HENRY
Yeah, I know. Oh what the hell is going on? Dude, I'm completely shut out. This is very serious!

WILL
Come on.

HENRY
I've tried every override command I can. Will... I have no control.

WILL
What about the, uh...

HENRY (On radio)
Hello? Check?

WILL
Nothing?

HENRY
I got nothing.

[Musa starts seizing.]

HENRY
Uh Oh, Will!

WILL
Yeah, I know.

[Will tries the phone.]

HENRY
Hang on.

WILL (On phone)
Magnus? Kate? Anyone! Oh, you've got to be kidding me. Hey, surveillance feed.

[Images appear on the monitors. They can see what is happening with the others.]

HENRY
There.

WILL
Will somebody please tell me what the hell is going on here?

MUSA (in Zulu)
Darkness. Everywhere...

WILL
"Gunama," what's that mean?

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

KATE
I had no idea you were a techno whiz. Don't know why. So how old is this building?

BIGGIE
Elevator was new when I moved in.

KATE
When was that, 1950?

BIGGIE
'51. Here, hold this. Hello.

INT SANCUTARY INFIRMARY

BIGGIE [ON SPEAKER]
Hello!

HENRY
Big guy?

WILL
Where are you?

BIGGIE
In an elevator.

WILL
No, I know, but where are you?

HENRY
Will... It's the original room to room intercom. Man, I can't believe that thing still works.

WILL
Hello? Hey!

KATE
Hey! What's going on? The phones are dead. Nothing works.

WILL
Yeah, I know. Henry's locked in the or with a patient. I'm stuck on med level. We've gone into some weird lockdown mode.

KATE
What for?

WILL
Well, I was hoping you could tell me.

KATE
Well, something's going down.

WILL
Still, it shouldn't kill the phones or lock us out of the computers. At least I can see you. You're on the surveillance cam. Magnus is locked in with Druitt.

BIGGIE
Is she all right?

WILL
Yeah, she's fine. He seems quiet for now.

KATE
W... w... wait. If audio's down, why is video still running? I mean, shouldn't everything be FUBAR?

WILL
Why am I talking to you on the oldest intercom ever made?

KATE
Good point.

WILL
Look, can you connect with anybody? We need some help down here.

BIGGIE
All right, I'll give it a shot.

[The lights flicker and then come on.]

WILL
We good?

HENRY
We're still locked out.

WILL
Oh, come on.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

JOHN
This really is none of my doing. Otherwise, why would I still be here?

HELEN
Accidental or not, I will shoot you if you give me reason.

JOHN
That is very clear.

HELEN
None of this makes any sense. Lockdown shouldn't cut off our communications or jam our radio and phone signals. Henry's overrides must not be working.

JOHN
Helen, I know there's no good time but I need you to understand something.

[The lights flicker.]

HELEN
What is this!

JOHN
It's as if a part of me has been severed.

BIGGIE [ON SPEAKER]
Can anybody hear me?

HELEN
Yes, I can. Where are you?

BIGGIE
Elevator.

HELEN
There's been a malfunction in the security system. I need assistance.

BIGGIE
Not the only one.

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate is looking over Biggie's shoulder as he works on com system.]

KATE
No, no. Try that one, the black wire.

BIGGIE
Henry? Will? Found her.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

WILL
All right, boost the signal if you can.

BIGGIE
You're connected.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

WILL [ON SPEAKER]
Magnus, we got a patient in major distress here.

HELEN
Where are you?

WILL
In the O.R. with Henry. It's Musa. She's having a seizure.

HENRY
Doc, her heart rate is rapid, but her blood pressure's really low.

WILL
I don't know enough about her physiology. How do we proceed?

HELEN
First priority, stop the seizure. Can you find a vial of diazepam?

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

WILL
Uh, yeah, yeah, back cabinets, bottom left.

HELEN [ON SPEAKER]
Two milligrams in an IV. Can you set that up?

WILL
Yeah, we're on it.

HELEN
Good. Let me know when that's up and running.

WILL
All right.

HELEN
It should calm her convulsions.

HENRY
Uh, yeah, okay. I'm doing it now. Oh, boy.

[Henry depresses the syringe into Musa's IV.]

KATE
So, what the hell happened?

HENRY
I've already tried everything I can from a remote terminal. This isn't a glitch, believe me. We're locked out on purpose.

WILL
You know, we're all cut off from each other but there's elements OF the security system that is still active. It's got to be a targeted attack.

HENRY
No. No way. Since we got hacked, our remote security protocols all have triple redundancies now, it's totally not possible.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
No perimeter breach detected no data theft, and these odd power fluctuations?

HENRY
Yeah, I know. None of it matches the patterns of a remote hack.

HELEN
And yet we're all at a perfect disadvantage.

KATE
Okay, so we got hit by something, Any theories on how to undo it?

WILL
You know, this all started right after Henry rebooted the entire system. Everything was fine and then...

HELEN
The system overloaded. It must've damaged the automated commands running the Sanctuary.

HENRY
All the security cameras are working, but i can't get into a system that I created. It's like someone's running all this in real time.

WILL
You think somebody's controlling things from inside the building?

KATE
Yeah, one of the abnormals we rescued?

HELEN
Impossible, they're here seeking asylum and it's not their way.

JOHN
Helen...

[John stands up.]

JOHN
When you revived me...

HELEN
The overload, a massive energy surge.

WILL
Yeah, but from what?

JOHN
I feel different. I feel... Purged, purified.

HELEN
It came from you.

JOHN
I think so.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HELEN
How's Musa doing?

WILL
Uh, well, the convulsions have stopped. She seems to be stabilizing.

HELEN
Good. Henry, take the defib paddles and charge them to maximum.

HENRY
All right. Okay, Max power, ready.

HELEN
Juice the electrical panel.

[Henry looks ups at Will shocked. Will shrugs and Henry moves to the electrical panel and delivers the current. Sparks fly all over and then builds as currents arc over the room.]

WILL
Something just came out... What the hell was that?

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
It's not anyone inside the building, it's the building itself.

[Helen has lowered her gun.]

KATE
What does that mean?

HELEN
That something very much alive is in control of the Sanctuary.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

WILL
What, like as in an electrical being?

HELEN
This one appears sentient, even natively intelligent. It's found a way to cut us all off from each other.

WILL
The fluctuations; it's testing its new environment.

HELEN
Exactly, and it won't be long before it has full control.

KATE
Okay, time out. Are you guys sure this thing is hostile? It's a trapped creature. Maybe it'll just... I don't know, hang out and chill.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

JOHN
It's violent, remorseless, relentless. It won't give up ground without a fight. Think of it as facing me.

HELEN
Once it has full control of this facility it will be unstoppable. It could easily spread to the city and beyond.

KATE
So how do we fight it?

HELEN
Henry, we need...

HENRY
...defense protocols, you got it, Doc. I just need to be able to feed it into the network.

HELEN
Which won't be easy.

WILL
Fill me in.

HELEN
Energy creatures often behave like viruses. They forge a parasitic relationship with whatever host environment they can invade.

HENRY
Yeah, about four years ago we had something like this caught in our back-up generators.
It caused a lot of craziness till we flushed it out.

WILL
How'd you do that?

HENRY
Well, this one's got me locked out, but... You know, if we can restart the main power, do a cold start, I might be able to gain control.

HELEN
Which means getting into the catacombs and shutting down the power.

WILL
Which we can't do, can we?

HELEN
Well, we have to find a way. Kate, can you get out through the top of your elevator, climb to a different floor?

KATE
I've already thought of that but opinions are divided.

BIGGIE
I don't like it, not with something monitoring our every move.

WILL
Yeah, it's watching all of us, which is kind of creepy.

KATE
Oh, come on, it can't know what we're up to.

HELEN
All of you, knock out your security cameras as... politely as possible.

[Henry and Kate both slowly put clothes over the cameras.]

WILL
All right, done.

HELEN
Henry, are you able to log onto the network?

HENRY
Yeah, but I'm totally locked out. It's like playing Xbox without my... joystick.

HELEN
All right, keep trying to hack in. As the creature adjusts to its new environment, it may give you an opening.

HENRY
All right, I'm on it.

HELEN
Will, do you have any access to the old duct system from where you are?

WILL
Uh... yeah, I guess there must be. Why, what are you thinking?

HELEN
The old heating system's obsolete. We switched to radiant years ago.

WILL
Meaning it's probably outside of electro's field of vision. Nice.

HELEN
Get down there, reboot the system. It should give us control of some of the key sections.

WILL
All right.

HELEN
Kate... One of you should climb up to the next floor, see if there's another way to the catacombs.

KATE
We're on it.

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate and Biggie have opened the ceiling panel.]

BIGGIE
Are you sure? I can go.

KATE
No. I'm lighter. I'll get there faster.

BIGGIE
Faster's good.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Will searches the room and finds the shaft.]

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

BIGGIE
Here, I'll help you.

[Biggie grasps Kate's waist to lift her up.]

KATE
Hey, watch where the hands go, Wookiee.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

WILL
Hey, I think I found a way in.

HENRY
All right, you should go. Just be careful.

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate has reached the top of the elevator.]

KATE
See you in a few.

[Kate climbs the cable up.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[Will grabs a flashlight and enters the shaft.]

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
You said you feel... different. What do you mean by that?

JOHN
The darkness within me is gone... completely. Far more than when Tesla shocked me, that was appeasement, but this... this is... so peaceful.

HELEN
It must have happened when I restarted your heart. The creature jumped from you into the facility itself.

JOHN
But how did it end up inside me in the first place? I have no recollection of ever encountering it before.

HELEN
You wouldn't have to...God, it actually makes sense. Every time you teleport, you convert your molecular structure to pure energy.

JOHN
Yes.

HELEN
The creature could have latched onto you during one of your jumps, integrated into your being when you re-materialized.

JOHN
And now...that its influence is gone...Is it not possible this entity was the sole cause of my bloodlust? That it's been polluting my soul since I began using my power?

HELEN
Oh...

[Helen walks to John]

HELEN
I want to believe you, John, but it's far too easy to blame everything you've done on something else.

JOHN
Yeah, right. My mind is so... clear. As it was when we first met. That thing was my rage. I'm sure of it.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

MUSA (in Zulu)
There's danger! Can't you feel it? The darkness is growing.

HENRY
Shh, shh, it's okay. You're okay here. You're okay.

MUSA (in Zulu)
It's making something... Poison for the air!

HENRY
Oh, I so don't understand what you're saying right now but I can tell it's not good! Something's bugging you... you're an empath, and that's...

[An alarm sounds on Henry's computer.]

HENRY
Oh, God. Hang on a sec, what the hell is that? Hang on.

[Henry goes to his computer.]

HENRY
Doc? It's looking for something! It's scanning our chemical directory.

INT SANCTUARY SHU

JOHN
How could it actually access those compounds?

HELEN
Using the robotic assist mechanism, it is possible. What else could it be after?

HENRY
Well, it could just be doing an inventory diagnostic. I don't know, I'm still scanning. I'm trying to find a way to break in. If it shifts focus for... (INTERCOM BREAKS UP)

HELEN
Henry?

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Doc?

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

BIGGIE
We lost the intercom!

KATE
So fix it!

INT SANCTUARY SHU

HELEN
John, what's its agenda?

JOHN
Chaos, death, suffering, sound familiar? Once it learns everything it can about its environment the violence will escalate.

INT SANCTUARY VENTILATION SHAFT

WILL
Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs...

[Will comes to an intersection.]

WILL
Right is east... Right?

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[The creature turns on the furnace heating the shaft. Another alarms sounds on Henry's computer.]

HENRY
All right, fine. You want to play, let's play.

[Henry rearranges some wires and hooks up his tablet.]

HRNRY
Here we go. You zap me again and I'll kill you... Somehow.

[Henry is able to get in and laughs]

HENRY
Hallelujah!

HENRY
Oh, man... Oh, found the furnace!

INT SANCTUARY VENTILATION SHAFT

[Will feels a draft.]

WILL
Thought these were out of commission. Defunct, my ass.

[The shaft becomes hot and Will takes off his over shirt to protect his hands as he crawls. He looks up to see flames coming toward him.]

WILL
Oh, crap.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

MUSA (in Zulu)
It will end us all... wants us to die.

HENRY
Oh, come on. Elevator, too? A little slack, please!

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[Kate looks down when she hears the elevator start to rise.]

KATE
Oh, not good.

BIGGIE
Kate!

KATE
Dammit.

BIGGIE
Get down here!

KATE
Get out of the way!

[Kate drops through the opening back into the elevator.]

KATE
We've got power again.

BIGGIE
Yes, but no control.

KATE
It's always something, isn't it?

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Aah... I'm writing a damn symphony here. Come on... Just a tiny little command, nothing to threaten you. Come on... Come on!

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[The elevator drops.]

INT SANCTUARY VENTILATION SHAFT

[Will scurries down the shaft as fast as he can. He comes to the end of the vent and turn back toward the gaining flame. Just before it reaches him the furnace shuts down.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Yes! Suck it, electro! This is my town!

INT SANCTUARY VENTILATION SHAFT

[Will opens his eyes to see the flame is gone.]

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

KATE
This thing has brakes, right?

BIGGIE
Used to!

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Next, elevators. Right, emergency brakes are... Active! Okay! See? See? What'd I say?

[The elevator stops.]

HENRY
Okay, what else you got for me, Buddy? Oh, no.

[In the main lab the creature is using the robotics to mix chemicals.]

HENRY
It's going to kill us all.

INT SANCTURARY ELEVATOR

KATE
Did I mention I hate rides?

[Biggie laughs but stops when the elevator starts to rise again.]

KATE
Uh, really?

INT SANCTUARY CATACOMBS

[Will drops to the floor looks around and runs.]

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

BIGGIE
It's stripping the emergency brakes.

KATE
And taking us higher so that when we reach the top...

BIGGIE
We drop.

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

HENRY
Oh, you son of a... Ah... Come on, Will, cut the power.

INT SANCTUARY CATACOMBS

[Will rushes to the electrical panel as the creature sends a current toward the panel. Will uses his shirt to cover his hands and turn the power off just beating the current.]

INT SANCTUARY INFIRMARY

[The lights go out.]

MUSA
Yebo

HENRY
Huh?

MUSA
Yebo.

HENRY
Yebo. Yebo, damn right!

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR

[The elevator drops in a free fall.]

INT SANCTUARY CATACOMBS

[Will turns the power back on.]

INT SANCTURY SHU

[Helen is sitting next to John waiting when the lights come on.]

JOHN
I believe your people have risen to the occasion.

HELEN
Of course they have.

HELEN (On radio)
Hey, doc, it's Henry. Will did it. Communications are back, so's most of everything else.

HELEN
Most?

HENRY
Yeah, I'm working on it. Doc, the toxins it was scanning? It's making something very bad, very fast. It's using the automated assist.

HELEN
Can you override it?

HENRY
Yeah, that's the problem. I've reclaimed everything else but I'm still locked out of the main lab. I can't make it stop.

JOHN
Mr. Foss, can you open the door?

HENRY
Uh, Doc?

HELEN
It's all right, Henry.

HENRY
All right, hang on.

[The door opens and Helen and John run out.]

INT SANCTUARY ELEVATOR SHAFT

[Biggie is hanging from a cable holding Kate.]

KATE
Uh, ouch.

BIGGIE
Nice.

INT SANCTUARY HALLWAY OUTSIDE MAIN LAB

[Henry is waiting as John and Helen run up. John leans against the door as Helen talks to Henry.]

HENRY
Sarin gas nerve agent. We've got about 90 seconds. It'll release the compound into the vents.

[John turns to Helen.]

JOHN
It won't end here. It will grow, consuming whatever it can and never stop killing.

HELEN
Henry, we need more time.

JOHN
We don't have it.

[Helen and John stare at each other as Will joins them.]

WILL
Okay, power's been reset. We should be good. What's happening now?

JOHN
My entire body is geared to being its home.

HELEN
John

JOHN
Let me go.

HELEN
John, you don't have to do this. We could find a way...

JOHN
I love you. Remember that...Always.

[John looks over Helen's shoulder toward Henry.]

JOHN
Mr. Foss, would you be so kind as to deactivate the EM shield?

[Henry looks to Helen for approval. She turn back and nods quickly looking back to John.]

JOHN
For all eternity.

[John teleports into main lab.]

INT SANCTUARY MAIN LAB

[The creature re-enters John and he collapses. The door opens and Helen rushes to join.]

HELEN
I need a med kit right away!

[Helen grabs John shoulder to turn him over. He wakes and pushes her away knocking her down.]

JOHN
Get away from me!

[John stands defensively.]

HELEN
Please, let me help you!

JOHN
I don't need your help!

HELEN
It would have killed a lot more if it weren't for you. You kept it at bay.

JOHN
I need to leave now.

HELEN
Where are you going?

JOHN
I have no destination in mind.

HELEN
John, wait.

[John teleports away and Helen sighs.]





THE END




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