Grace is safely back with the Killjoys, and Liu’s interest in her finally makes sense. Can this be used against Blind? And how soon will they come after her again?
Deanna is talking to Ray, Frank, Natalia, Mitch, and Latron.
We can't all be crowded around her.
It will be too intimidating.
What do you think will work best?
I think just her uncles. I know
she's bonded with the two of you,
but it's still a lot of people.
It's okay. You can catch us up.
The group disperses, but not very far.
Gerard and Mikey come in with Grace. They sit on either side
of her on the couch, and Deanna takes a chair a little to the
There are many curious glances from the others, but they try
to remain unobtrusive.
Hey Grace, I want to talk to you a
little bit about your time at
Scarecrow. Is that okay?
Great! Did they tell you why they
were taking you?
They said the Zones were bad for a
kid, and I'd be happier with them,
but I wasn't.
That's why we came to get you.
Were there other children there?
No. Only me.
That sounds boring.
It was, but they had me do stuff.
Gerard and Mikey exchange worried glances.
Deanna leans forward encouragingly.
It was always talking to the
computers, but it was different
What kinds of things?
At first it was just checking the
network and trying to figure out
what was wrong when there were
problems. It was like practice.
And then they had you do harder
Liu wanted me to get the computer
to talk to the satellite to learn
things, but the connection wasn't
Blind has a satellite?
No, it wasn't theirs. That's why it
Do you know what you were supposed
to find out?
She wanted to take pictures, I
That's really helpful. You have a
Grace, how do you talk to the
I just think it in my head.
Can you do it now?
There's not a computer here.
So you need to be close to it?
Yeah. I guess. Can I go now?
Just one more question. Do you
remember when you started doing it?
There was one at the pre-school,
and I remember talking to the video
panel at home.
I was just wondering.
You can go play now.
But stay on the patio.
Grace slides off the couch and runs outside.
Gerard takes a deep breath.
That's how they found her. That's
why they came.
We had no idea.
I don't see how you could have.
That's why the hacking always went
better when she was around. I
thought I had a knack.
You did. Your knack is named Grace.
The other adults have now converged on the group.
Well? What did she say?
Grace appears to be able to form a
mental link with computers.
There is a stunned silence.
Have we seen anything like that
No, that's new. I can see why they
There's more to it though. They
were trying to use her to hack a
There are working satellites out
We don't know. She wasn't able to
It might not be functional, but
maybe it was just blocked.
It's not clear whether they were
just trying to gather intelligence
or something more, but it makes you
What else is out there?
And what is Blind hoping to do with
They're going to come after her
Then they're going to need to fail.
Do you think there could be a way
to use it? Sabotage them or
It's worth thinking about it. She
needs to be close to the computer,
so there's probably nothing we
could do now.
And we have no idea what the
current state of their network is.
I think a lot of what she couldn't
tell us stemmed from her own lack
of knowledge. Maybe with a little
tutoring she could tell us more.
Who's the most technical?
INT. ALBANY HOTEL
It is about a month later.
Rogers is tutoring Grace in one corner.
But how do they connect the
There are a lot of different ways
you can do it. Sometimes with
Park is sitting bored at a table in front of the window.
Otis comes up to him with a checkers set.
Look what I found.
Park smiles, and Otis starts setting up for a game.
In a room upstairs, Natalia and Ray have Beck sitting on the
bed. They are using a mirror to make it look like Beck has
both arms, working on controlling his phantom limb symptoms.
Beck, clenches and unclenches a fist with his remaining hand,
but it looks like he is doing it with both hands.
In what used to be a small fitness center, Deanna and Mikey
are practicing defensive moves.
You know, if you would start
actually trying to practice kung fu
rather than just copying the moves,
you'd get farther.
Do you really believe all that?
My teacher wasn't totally orthodox,
so I guess I'm not either, but it's
not completely wrong.
I just feel a lot better having a
gun at my side.
How very Han Solo of you.
Deanna laughs, surprised.
That movie came out before you were
I've still seen it.
And I still have this move down.
Deanna flips Mikey and lands on top of him.
Take that, Kung Fu mind.
Back in the lobby, Grace is done and goes over to see Frank.
I'm going to draw a computer for my
Mom. Or maybe Grandma and Grandpa.
Why don't you ever write to your
He wouldn't get it. Will you draw
Latron has wandered nearby, and Frank smiles at him.
Want to draw?
Latron shrugs and they all sit on the floor together, around
a coffee table.
Gerard, Jacob, and Mitch are now talking to Rogers.
It sounds like they've resurrected
a lot of older technology. It's not
No, they've probably had to cobble
a lot back together.
The most interesting part is the
panel network. You could reach
everyone under Blind control at
And with a satellite hookup, you
could go outside of Blind control.
But probably be detected.
Could that be masked?
Maybe. It's risky.
Going back to outside of Blind, do
we have any idea what's out there?
Mitch is about to answer, but gunfire bursts through the
front window. Otis is dead.
Latron stands frozen, staring at Otis' body.
Park ducks but is hampered by his still healing injuries.
Suddenly it seems like World War II in the Albany.
The Draculoids are not just in front; they are attacking from
A blast through an upstairs window shatters Beck's mirror.
Beck gets some minor cuts, but one large mirror shard embeds
itself in Natalia's thigh and she cries out in pain.
Mikey and Deanna leap up from the floor.
What's going on?
Time for blasters.
They both draw guns.
Back in the lobby, Mitch, Beck, Jacob, and Gerard draw as
Frank pulls Grace against the couch, using it for shelter.
Latron! Help me get Park!
That breaks the spell on Latron. Ducking, they swoop in and
help Park away from the window, bringing him behind the
Frank pulls out Fun Ghoul.
Help me kneel.
It's painful, but Latron and Frank get Park into position
where he can shoot.
Latron draws as well, and as the Draculoids move in, they
begin to fire.
Ray picks up Natalia and carries her out of the room. Beck
I can't shoot left-handed yet.
Just keep her from bleeding to
Ray goes back to the window and begins to return fire.
As Mike and Deanna exit the fitness center, they find two
Draculoids coming in through a side door.
Mike and Deanna shoot, each hitting one, in perfect sync.
They high five.
I like your style.
Mikey looks at the door the Dracs came through.
Can we block this?
They hear a crash from the lobby.
Mikey and Deanna run to the lobby and find the source of the
crashing noise. A Drac car has crashed through the French
doors, and four Dracs are in the process of exiting and
firing, or firing from inside.
Ray dashes out of the room, and updates Beck and Natalia.
I don't see any more outside.
I hear them in here.
I'll try and keep them from getting
Ray hustles to the lobby.
Drac bodies are piling up, but there are still too many live
As Deanna is shooting at one, another sneaks behind her.
Deanna stomps the foot and elbows the neck and then shoots as
Mikey sees and is impressed.
I still used the gun.
Ray takes out two coming through the side door.
There are no more live Dracs in the lobby.
Is it clear?
We need to do a perimeter sweep.
Latron, come on!
The rest survey the damage.
There are minor cuts and scrapes, mainly from debris, but the
place is destroyed, and they have lost Otis.
Mitch and Latron return.
There's nothing moving out there.
But we need to get out of here.
Wait! Natalia's hurt.
Great. Who treats the medic?
I'll help. Show me.
Ray heads back upstairs, with Jacob and Deanna following.
Natalia is sitting against the wall looking pained, while
Beck looks worried.
The mirror shard is still in her leg.
How could you leave it there?
Deanna goes to reach for it.
Don't! That could be the only thing
keeping me from bleeding out.
You can't stay like that.
I know. Help me get up.
Ray helps lift Natalia into a standing position, but the pain
is too great, and she groans.
Ray gently picks Natalia up and carries her to the next room,
laying her down on the bed.
I'm going to need my bag.
Beck runs and gets it from the other room, grateful for
something to do.
Natalia reaches into her bag and pulls out scissors.
I need this fabric out of the way.
I guess that should be my job.
Deanna cuts off the pant-leg, starting just above the wound.
She tries to go gently, but everything hurts. It probably
Ray hovers protectively.
Natalia pulls out more tools, including forceps and sutures.
Okay, when we pull it out, I may
start gushing, and we're going to
need to stop the bleeding and sew
it up fast.
Can you do that on yourself?
It's not ideal.
How do we help?
Direct pressure when and where I
tell you, and if that's doesn't
work, try and keep me from passing
Downstairs, they continue to assess the situation.
I counted eight dead outside.
And another six in here.
We left two in the hallway.
There's four there now.
Eighteen? We've never seen that
Is it because of...
It doesn't feel right saying it, but Park nods his head
Mitch shakes his head.
We stayed here too long. We should
have broken into smaller groups and
moved on. I should have-
No! It's not your responsibility to
keep everyone else alive. The truth
is, it felt good staying here.
Deanna enters the room, followed by Beck and Jacob, and
finally Ray carrying Natalia.
This time was really good. Maybe it
just lasted too long.
Ray sets Natalia down on a couch.
It was nice, but we still need to
go, and we can't all go together.
Everyone nods in resignation.
We should do some salvaging.
We need to bury Otis.
You're right. We'll do that at
sunset, and then move out.
They move out, stripping bodies, siphoning gas, collecting
unused ammo, and trying to make the best of a bad situation.
Natalia bandages a few scrapes.
Gerard finds Mikey and Grace staring at the wreckage.
I wish I still had the Kid. I could
I know, but we lost that with the
car when we went to find you.
Can't I have my own gun?
Both uncles are unsure how to respond.
Right now, go look in the kitchen
and make sure we have all the food.
Jacob already did that.
Check just once more to be sure.
Grace goes off to the kitchen to look.
Gerard turns to Mikey.
I don't want her to have one, but
how can we say no?
I don't know.
Deanna brings out Rosalie in her cage and goes over to
I'm not sure what to do with her.
If one group goes to the Bunker, we
can keep in touch.
Has anyone decided where to go?
I'm thinking of running by the
Grove, maybe the Roundhouse later.
Maybe you should go to the Bunker.
They'll want to stay together, and
I'm not sure if they'll be ready to
It was not obvious that Gerard was listening, but he was.
It's okay. We can go, if you think
we've been gone long enough.
All right, that's almost a full van
there. Maybe take Latron.
The rest of us will take the other
van and take Rosalie.
Everyone nods, but no one is excited.
At sunset, everyone gathers around one more freshly dug
The two vans are parked out front and ready to go.
Otis is lowered in.
Latron is holding the case where Otis kept his plant samples.
He moves to place it in the grave.
I don't think you should do that.
It was his favorite thing.
He'd want someone to keep doing it.
I think he would like you to do
What's the point? Nothing's ever
going to grow out here! And we're
all just going to-
Latron sees Grace looking worried, He can't complete what he
was going to say, so he just goes back to his original
What's the point?
I don't know that it will ever
work, but it's a beautiful idea,
and it made me feel better to know
he was trying.
And then he died! They always die.
Natalia has been leaning against the van, but she limps over
It's been a really bad month, I
They're all bad months, but this
one's been worse. It just...
It hurts. I want to hug you, but I
don't know if you want that.
Latron struggles with that, as a teenage boy, but there is
more to it than that.
Say you do hug me, and it feels
better for a while, and then you
die too; it just makes it worse!
Don't you see? That's why you need
to love as many people as you can.
Natalia takes Latron into her arms and holds him. Deanna and
Grace join in.
The men stand around awkwardly.
And always remember that being a
man will make your life stupider
and harder, and that's why you need
to be grateful for us.
Latron gives up and hugs them back.
The vans are mostly loaded, but a few people are saying good
Next to Natalia, Deanna rubs Mikey's arm lightly. It is
playful, yet awkward.
Thanks for all the lessons. I'll
keep them in mind.
We'll see each other again.
Yeah, I know.
If you do any trading before you
come along, see if you can get me
Deanna nods over at Ray, who is checking the tires with
Are you sure you don't maybe want a
sexy slit skirt or something like
Natalia and Deanna hug.
Hey, at least you have Grace for
girl talk. The closest I'll have is
Be nice to him.
Deanna shrugs, annoyed, but she then goes to her van, where
Jacob is holding the door for her.
Everyone is loaded up. Mitch is in one driver's seat, and
Gerard in the other.
They wave and head off into the night.
The van carrying Grace, Gerard, Frank, Ray, Mikey, Natalia,
and Latron pulls up and parks.
As they get out, they look at Jane's bike, still there. The
helmet is on the seat and the key is in the ignition, just
like it always was when she was inside.
Mikey gives Gerard a worried look, but Gerard just shrugs and
shakes his head.
Ray is watching Latron, who pats the bike seat and turns
Gerard wanders into the sleeping area, and finds Jane's
clothes folded on the cot, her jacket and medical bag nearby.
She is gone, but she is still everywhere.
Gerard closes his eyes, and just breathes.
Latron comes in after him.
Mikey, Ray, Frank, and Natalia gather round also.
Are you okay?
Yeah. We knew...I knew it was going
to be like this.
Latron picks up the jacket, still looking good from his last
Ray picks up the medic bag, and Natalia gets an idea.
You know, Ray, you were pretty good
helping with my leg. Maybe you
should take the bag. Start helping
with the medical things.
Ray looks surprised, then understands, and moves to continue
Right. You know, with Latron being
in charge of the planting now,
maybe it makes sense for him to
have the bike.
You can cover more ground.
Latron's eyes light up a little.
You mean it?
Gerard understands, and makes his own contribution.
That's a good idea. You should take
the jacket then, too. They go
Latron looks at Gerard searchingly, understanding the cost.
Seeing that it is okay, Latron smiles a true smile now, and
puts the jacket on. His wrists extend past the sleeves, but
he could not care less.
Latron looks at Gerard again, wanting to reciprocate.
Wait, there was something she
Latron checks the pockets and pulls out the trifold and holds
it out to Gerard.
It is not something he was prepared to see. Gerard sits back
down on the cot.
Mikey looks at Gerard confused, and takes the item from
Latron, opening it.
There is more to it for Gerard, but for Mikey it is the first
time he has seen the faces of his sister and parents since
The rest gather round and see.
Grace wanders in.
What are you looking at?
Gerard recovers for Grace, like he can for no one else, and
smiles at her. He takes the trifold and calls Grace over.
Hey, this is a present I made for
Jane once. See the pictures?
There's Mom and Grandma and
Grandpa! Where's Dad?
We took this picture before they
got married. They had just started
Yeah. We were talking about taking
a new picture, but then we wanted
to wait until you were born so you
could be in it.
And maybe anyone else who was going
to join the family.
Grace looks at the picture with her mother some more.
Can I have it?
It is hard to say no to her, but the other thing would be
harder right now.
I think I need to hold on to this,
but you can look at it any time you
Hey, Grace, come help me find
something for dinner.
Natalia takes Grace's hand.
As they are going, Natalia whispers to Ray.
And this is not because I believe
in conforming to sexist
I know. You should probably take
Natalia looks down at her own mutilated pair and nods
Natalia and Grace go.
Latron, Ray, and Frank follow, but Mikey lingers.
I wish I could do something besides
constantly asking if you're okay.
You're doing fine.
I will be.
Mikey nods and he leaves.
Gerard leans back on the cot, hanging on to the pictures.
In the next room, Latron looks at Natalia.
I think I should get started.
Get out planting things. You know
there's more people than room here,
and I've got work to do now.
You'll be by yourself!
No. I won't.
It is clear this is what he is going to do. Maybe it is what
Well, let's take a look at the
bike, make sure everything's
Frank and Latron go out to the vehicles.
Is that how it works? You support
them and give them wings and they
Natalia nods, but is only partially convinced.
I just worry about him. He's lost
Maybe that's why he needs some time
Without thinking, Ray puts an arm around Natalia's shoulder.
That leaves both of them aware.
Well if the womenfolk are working
on dinner and the menfolk are
working on vehicles, we should be
out there. Come on Mikey.
Mikey shrugs at Natalia, and he and Ray go to join Frank and
Natalia can't quite pull off irritation, so she just smiles
as she and Grace start looking through cans.
It is two weeks later, early in the morning. Most people are
Deanna comes rushing in.
We're here! Where is everybody?
Gerard comes out.
What's going on? We didn't hear the
Car broke down about a mile back.
He's helping Rogers now.
Who? Where's the van?
Didn't you get the message? We sent
We haven't seen her.
Deanna's face falls.
I guess she didn't make it. So you
Don enters, helping Rogers, just as Grace comes in behind
Don gently but hurriedly disengages from Rogers and kneels
down, holding his daughter as tightly as he can.
Grace! My Gracie. You're so big.
The commotion draws everyone into the room.
What's going on?
That's Grace's father. That's Don.
That's what Luis was trying to tell
We thought you were dead!
Don tears his eyes away from his daughter, though he does not
I thought all of you were. And
I'm sorry. It's just us.
Don nods, choked up.
I didn't think...I mean, just this
It is. Welcome back.
Don squeezes Grace again.
Everyone is sitting around listening to Don.
Grace is cuddled into his side.
An explosion went off right after
our group reached our first work
How did you escape?
Dumb luck. I stopped to take a-
Don looks down at Grace, and edits.
...to take care of some business,
and I was just far away enough to
be only knocked over, but not
knocked out. There was some follow
up with gunfire, but I just crawled
and rolled and hid until I couldn't
hear them anymore. My whole crew
was dead in seconds. They were so
excited to have a job and get out
of town. I guess they got tired of
us offering to fix something they
didn't want fixed.
And maybe to get you out of the way
too. That was the same day they
came for Grace. What did you do?
That night I snuck back into town.
I would have been terrified.
I was, but I was more worried about
not making it back. Then when I got
there, nothing was left.
They set the house on fire.
Burned to the ground. I asked next
door. They said you were all dead.
They probably thought we were.
It didn't feel right. I was afraid
they would turn me in, so I took
off again. If I'd had any idea you
were out there...
We didn't know either.
All I wanted to do was strike back
at the people who did this.
Eventually I found some friends.
Us too. I guess it just took us
It wasn't easy. I ended up pretty
far north, and it sounds like
you've been more south.
Now what are you going to do?
I was telling him he should take
Grace to the Farm. It's safer.
Better for a kid.
I'd feel guilty for doing that.
It's like I'd be leaving the fight.
No. It's not. We've already lost
her once. You should get her as far
away from here as possible.
Don wraps his arm a little tighter around Grace.
I can never thank you enough for
getting her out and keeping her
We would never have made it without
Mikey has had his head down, contemplating, but he snaps back
up at this.
That's not true.
It is. If you hadn't been working
with Frank and Ray, you wouldn't
have known, and you wouldn't have
been able to come for us. The rest
of us just had our eyes closed.
He's right. Thank you.
Mikey is a little embarrassed by the praise, but it feels
Well, Gee's pretty much pulled his
own weight since then, and I
couldn't have done it without Frank
I will never be able to repay any
You don't need to.
The truth is, taking care of Grace
has been really good for us.
Maybe we should all go.
Glances are exchanged.
I think we belong out here. Maybe
see if we can give her a future.
Come on Ray. We should go take a
look at that car.
I'll show you where it is.
Rogers, let's go have a look at how
that leg's healing.
People file out, leaving just brothers, brother-in-law, and
You have nice friends. Tactful.
We got pretty lucky.
We'll be okay.
It is so good to see you both.
You've grown too.
Show Daddy the pictures.
Gerard smiles and takes out the photos.
Don looks at Cathy, smiling sadly. He tries to take away his
And that's Jane. I'm sorry. Deanna
It's going to be okay.
INT. THE BUNKER
Gerard is dreaming. He is standing on the hill again,
watching Jane walk away. He tries to call after her, but no
words come out.
Jane still turns and looks back, but she is staring at
something behind Gerard. She looks confused and frightened.
Gerard turns too and sees Jane again, but different. This
Jane is haggard and dressed in a white gown. This Jane
Now Gerard is wide awake. He looks over. Everyone else is
Gerard gets up, and goes out to the table where they had
talked. It would have been out here that she planned it.
Gerard sits down. It must have been a dream. He is soon
joined by Ray.
Gerard nods and Ray comes and sits down across from him.
Did you hear anything?
Gerard looks embarrassed.
I heard Jane scream.
I'm not crazy.
I used to have this dream all the
time. We'd be back at school, and
she was walking away and I couldn't
stop her. After we hit the road, I
didn't have it anymore.
Maybe because you gave up on seeing
But then I did see her. And now...
The scream was new.
After what happened...
I know. It just felt so real.
Ray nods sympathetically.
Do you want company?
Gerard shakes his head.
I just need to be alone.
Ray leaves and Gerard takes out the pictures, torturing
It is the next morning.
Don and Grace are getting ready to leave for the Farm. Deanna
and Rogers will go with them.
Grace is hugging Frank, while Don talks quietly with Mikey.
Grace hugs Ray, and Mikey, while Don shakes hands with Ray
Gerard kneels down for Grace, and they hold each other tight.
I'm going to miss you.
Then come with us.
I feel like I need to be here now.
Maybe I'll come later.
I wish you'd have a baby with Jane.
That would make you happy.
Gerard is in anguish, but he forces it down for Grace.
I wish I could.
Why don't you?
She died. Don't you remember?
No. She got hurt, but she didn't
I thought it was dead. But with no warning,
It rose from its grave last night, and came
And stood by my bed till the early morning,
And over and over it spoke your name.
Its throat was red where my hands had held it,
It burned my brow with its scorching breath;
And I said, the moment my eyes beheld it,
"A love like this can know no death."
from Ad Finem, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox