Back to Battery City to finish this thing.
Long passageways open up into other passageways and forgotten
rooms and vaults. There are frequent dead ends, and you can't
go everywhere, but it is amazing how far it spreads.
We need to map out the area, find
out what resources we have, and
where we are most vulnerable.
Teams pair up, exploring and taking notes.
Cassie is paired with Don, and Grace tags along.
Jacob is exploring with Park and Latron.
Frank goes down one tunnel with Wren.
She stops and looks overhead.
I used to live up there. I could
head back up.
Do you think that's a good idea?
Die down here, up there; what's the
Maybe just the company you keep.
They don't necessarily know I was
there, or that I've been
fraternizing. I could be okay.
Are you going to try and stop me?
It's your choice. I'm going to keep
mapping this out though.
Frank starts moving forward, but turns to look at Wren.
I'll miss you.
I don't lie.
Frank moves forward.
After a moment, Wren hurries after him.
It's a dump up there too.
Mitch goes along with Jimmy. They are comparing notes on
That's ridiculous! What about
We just never spent that much time
Do you know how much time we spent
drilling before they even let us
out in the field?
We never did that.
That just shows how little they
cared about any of you.
You're right, but the truth is, no
one else cared about me either. It
didn't seem to matter.
That won't be your problem here.
People care a lot, and I can too,
but I've got a lot of other people
I've cared about for longer, and if
I start to think you're a threat...
Is that why I'm paired up with you?
I've got my eyes on you.
I understand sir.
There is a quiet moment of understanding between them, and
they resume walking.
So how long did you serve?
Well I joined fresh out of school.
It was all I ever wanted...
Jane and Gerard are mapping out the underground network.
About two blocks and it goes right.
Look, it says Lancaster.
There is indeed writing on the wall that shows the street
Does that seem right?
Yeah. I used to come here all the
time. Wait a minute.
Jane starts going ahead, faster than Gerard can draw.
I'm checking something.
Jane follows the twists and turns and pulls on a door at the
end of one corridor, finding herself in a basement.
Gerard catches up.
What are you doing?
I just need to see.
Jane goes up a flight of stairs and tries the door.
It is much as Jane remembers, only dustier and more
Gerard has followed, but he does not like it.
Let's get back below.
There is a noise from the stacks.
Gerard starts to draw his gun, but Jane places her hand over
Gerard's, preventing it.
Chuck emerges cautiously.
He looks at Jane with surprise, then seems to look through
her. Finally he speaks.
Did you finally bring back that
Now Jane laughs in delight.
No. I lost it ages ago.
Good thing it didn't matter.
INT. LIBRARY BASEMENT
Base camp is being set up here.
Don and Cassie come in carrying some boxes of food.
Where did you get those?
There were a few different drop
spots that they were using.
So there could be more supplies at
Probably. Has anyone been under the
People look at each other and shrug.
That's where it happened. They were
bunking down there, so there may
still be supplies.
Wouldn't they have cleaned it out?
I don't know. Now that I think
about it, I'm afraid of what we'd
Everyone looks at her in surprise.
It could be the most dangerous
place for us.
I'm not saying we should all go,
but I need to see.
It's the middle of the night.
That might be safer.
Just a quick check. We don't need
Harry is leading the Frank, Gerard, Jane, Deanna, and Jacob
through the tunnels.
We're getting closer. Let's be
There are nervous nods.
As they round a corner, it initially looks empty, and there
are sighs of relief.
As the flashlight moves around, however, things do come into
view. Blood spatters on the wall, and dried pools on the
Jane kneels down to inspect one corner more closely.
What is it?
Jane shakes her head, unable to speak.
She stands up holding Natalia's medic bag.
It was stupid to come here. I'm
She leaves back the way they came, without a light.
Jacob hurries after her.
Jacob finds Deanna on the ground, having tripped. She is
crying, but it's not from the fall.
Jacob speaks almost apologetically.
I brought a light. Can I help you?
Deanna turns to look at him, shaking her head.
Are you ever going to learn that
I'm not worth the trouble?
No, I really don't think I am.
Jacob gives his hand to Deanna and they stand together.
Back under Gregory, Gerard has wrapped his arms around Jane.
They are looking at the bag.
I guess we can use the supplies.
There's nothing else for us here.
We should go.
What was that?
Everyone freezes. There is a sound of someone running away,
not from Jacob and Deanna's direction.
All four run in pursuit. They cannot be discovered.
As they turn the corner, there are several people, but so
There are fifteen children, mostly between the ages of four
and six. There is also one adult, MICHELLE (20).
The child who was running is shaking Michelle awake. Her
drowsiness is quickly replaced by fear. She leaps to her feat
and tries to pull the scattered children in behind her.
Please don't hurt us!
You're not Scarecrow?
Not even close.
It's all right. You're safe.
The other children began to wake up, and move around, looking
at the newcomers with a mixture of fear and curiosity. They
are quickly surrounded.
When you said you saw me with a
bunch of by kids, was this it?
I don't think so.
Jane feels a tug on her hand.
Jane looks down and sees a blonde girl holding a bunny, a
little older than she remembers. She kneels down to get a
You took care of me when I was
Jane puts a protective arm around Sophie, but turns to
They're from the school? What's
I was working there. Today we got
orders to kill them. I didn't know
what to do so we ran.
They're killing little kids now?
You were supposed to kill them?
Harry shakes his head, gesturing at the children, but
Michelle shrugs hopelessly.
They already know.
The adults look around at the children, wondering what is
Together they troop back towards the library.
Mitch sees them approaching.
You'll never believe it.
Grace sees children her own age, and looks with sparkling
eyes. It has been a long time.
INT. LIBRARY BASEMENT
Worried adults are discussing worrying things.
Okay, but really this is probably
the best place for them. We have a
huge supply of children's books
upstairs, and this is still the
most deserted part of the city.
Even assuming that this will work,
and no one will hear and see the
children and come kill us all, how
are we even going to feed them?
We've barely been able to feed
Michelle approaches now. She has been quietly listening from
We're not your responsibility. You
don't have to worry about us.
And then what will you do?
I don't know, but-
No, if we were the kind of people
who could throw a bunch of children
to the wolves we'd have done it
Can't we get them out of the city?
Load them up in a van and take
He has no suggestion for where to take them.
Exactly, there isn't anywhere. And
it would take two vans, so two
adults to drive them.
And two adults isn't very many to
watch and protect fifteen kids.
Plus, what about Grace?
They look over. Grace and Sophie are giggling with another
girl, ALICIA (6) over books.
Actually, all of the children seem very happy now. Jimmy is
reading to some others, and other adults are playing and
talking too. Even Chuck watches from the top of the
staircase, not participating, but not expressing annoyance.
It would be magical if they weren't all marked for death.
It's true. If the city is too
dangerous for them, it's too
dangerous for her.
It's not safe for any of us. We're
here because we have nowhere else
I guess that's the point.
The point is that we can't keep
Have we ever seriously considered
taking off for Mexico?
Yes. We were pretty sure we'd run
out of fuel before we could get
there, and then die of starvation
and exposure before arriving on
foot. Plus we don't know what's
Gerard has been quietly mulling.
Maybe we need to go on the
offensive, instead of just trying
Well that's great except for the
But are they?
There are a lot more of them.
But we're better shots.
Also, there are more Draculoids,
but Blind is kind of gone. Who's in
charge now anyway?
I guess it's the mayor.
And he wants us all dead?
It's the embarrassment.
What do you mean?
The governor is coming to visit
next week. The school was a loose
Because it happened under Blind
It wasn't just Battery City that
No, but this was their
headquarters, and the school was a
pet project of Liu.
So, with the governor coming now,
is this an opportunity?
Maybe. I wonder...
I know there are a lot of people
who are ruthless, and a lot of
people who are apathetic, but I
don't think there are that many
people who are comfortable with
If they knew, maybe we could
reverse the numbers.
They put those video panels in
every single home in Greenvale.
And we have people who know
telecom, and computers, and we have
one master hacker.
We may have several. Michelle, what
powers do the kids have?
We're going to use the kids?
It doesn't sound right, but Michelle is fiery now.
Why not? If we all die, they will
too. Let them have a chance.
They begin to plan and prepare.
Frank, Gerard, and Mitch study diagrams, with Jimmy pointing
out spots he remembers.
Park has a gun drawn and Sophie causes it to fly to her.
Michelle quickly corrects her.
Get it to point away from you!
They try it again, and this time it works better.
Other telekinetic children are lined up behind her to
Don, Rogers, and Grace are going over network schematics.
Jane and Deanna are going over Natalia's medic kit,
practicing and demonstrating on Beck. Wren looks on,
Most of the crew has dropped off to sleep, but Frank, Gerard,
and Mitch are still talking.
Jane comes over to see.
How's it going?
We almost have a complete plan.
There's just one problem.
Yeah, trying to look like
upstanding citizens who should be
welcomed back into society while
trying not to be killed by Dracs.
That is a problem.
I wish the mayor would decide
they're an embarrassment.
He might, but probably not soon
Jane thinks for a moment.
Do you remember The Dark Knight
That was awesome.
It was the last video we watched
before winter break.
I don't watch movies based on comic
You're missing out.
My wife dragged me to this
Fantastic Four movie; it was the
stupidest thing I'd ever seen.
That is not a fair test.
I assume you mean the way they
trapped the police underground.
We have tunnels. We have
We'd have to find good locations in
the right areas.
Since we're not planning on
destroying the city.
Still, it could work.
Back at this tomorrow?
Yeah. Good night.
They separate and drift off to sleep.
Still later, Frank wakes up. There is a sound, almost
Frank gets up quietly, and tries to find the source.
Going a little outside the room and around the corner, Frank
finds Michelle crying.
Michelle sees Frank, and wipes her eyes, embarrassed.
I'm sorry. Did I wake you?
I'm kind of a light sleeper lately.
Are you all right?
While she says "yes", Michelle is shaking her head "no".
Frank sits down next to her.
It must have been hard getting all
the children away. It's a big
I was scared, but we made it okay.
It was what happened before. I had
to kill her.
My boss. She got the orders and
told me. She was preparing the
poison. It was all going so fast,
and I didn't know what to do, so I
took the hammer and crushed her
Michelle buries her face in her arms, tucked around her
knees. If she could fold up enough to disappear, she would.
You did it for the kids.
I know, but I keep thinking there
must have been another way. I'm a
killer. How did that even happen?
It's not your fault.
Then why do I feel like this?
Frank puts his arm around her.
I don't know why it works that way.
Maybe the real problem is when you
stop feeling it.
Michelle looks up now.
Mainly, he just lets her cry.
Charges are being set, and everything is prepared. Do or die,
it happens the next day.
Gerard is looking around the main floor and finds Latron
staring at a World War II memorial plaque.
Latron is tracing the names with his finger.
He has the same last name as Otis.
I wonder if they were related.
No one's ever going to remember any
We just need our own memorial.
Gerard looks around, and notices a long white wall behind the
We'll put it there.
Why not? I saw some paint
Gerard hustles off and returns with a box containing several
rags and cans of spray paint.
We'll tag it, for everyone we've
Gerard holds out a can to Latron.
Latron hesitates, but shakes the can and sprays it up there.
Should I have done his real name?
Do both. There's plenty of room.
Latron gets back to work, and Gerard grabs his own can.
Others begin to gather around, joining in and filling out the
space. Ray. Natalia. Cathy. Jenny. Luis. Lastri. Philip
Johnson. Blake. Christian. Tony. Eddie. Chuy. Rosalie. Harold
and Angela Wilson. Dr. Death Defying. Grandpa. Mom. Dad.
Sophie comes up and tugs on Jane's skirt.
I want to write my Mom, but I don't
know her name.
Let me think. Sophie Verden. Mrs.
There is a pause, and Sophie looks disappointed.
It was Tonja. It took me a while,
but I remember.
Will you help me?
Chuck comes up behind Jane as they finish.
You still insist on remembering
At least I'm consistent.
Chuck looks at the wall thoughtfully, takes a can of red
paint, and writes "Eve" in one corner, then quietly walks
Later the wall is a blaze of color, and everyone is gathered
around in little clusters, somewhat paint-stained, talking
quietly and remembering.
I should have known about Jenny.
Mikey never talked about her. I
only know because I saw it.
She was twelve years older than me,
and she was always looking out for
I never knew what happened. He just
disappeared one day.
I truly believe she saved my soul.
If I had killed him, I don't know
that there would have been any
coming back from that.
We actually met at a library. I was
supposed to be researching, but
once I saw her I couldn't think
about anything else.
Later still, most of the group, especially the younger ones,
have fallen asleep.
Frank is sitting against the wall, surrounded by small
children. It does not look comfortable, but he and they are
Gerard and Don are talking quietly, with Grace nestled
Jane is against a different wall when Sophie approaches her.
I'm glad you remembered my mom. She
said you were the nicest one there.
I thought she was nice too. I was
sorry to hear that she died.
Are we going to die tomorrow?
Jane pauses, deciding how honest to be.
Are you scared?
Gerard has come over now, and eases down on Jane's other
Sometimes, but usually I feel like
it's okay. Sophie, I'm really happy
that I got to see you again.
She said you were going to come
stay with me.
I was, but then something happened
and I had to run away.
Like we did from the school?
A lot like that. You know that
she's dead now?
Yes, and the bad man is too, but
there are others.
There are a lot of good people too.
I couldn't come take care of you,
but then Michelle came, and she
made sure you all stayed safe. What
we're doing tomorrow is dangerous,
but we're hoping it will make
things better, so we're going to
I'll try too.
I know. You're a good girl. Can you
Sophie snuggles in next to Jane, and Jane watches her fall
In the quiet, Gerard puts his arm around Jane and kisses her
You're good at this.
Jane tilts her head at Frank.
Not as good as some people. How's
It's great. Didn't you see me spray
painting out there?
It's good what you did there. They
Is there anything you want or need?
Anything at all?
Are you sure? I thought you might
be wondering about my views on
Jane turns and looks at Gerard in surprise.
I'm not against it. If it comes up.
Jane takes Gerard's hand and kisses it.
They lie together, Gerard's arm around Jane, and Jane's arm
around Sophie, still holding the rabbit. It's not a bad
INT. BENEATH BATTERY CITY
Jimmy and Mitch are sneaking around the main Draculoid
barracks. They suddenly sound an alarm, allow a visual to be
established, and take off running, leading into the tunnels.
At the Fact News Station control room, Gerard and Jane do the
As most of the force follows them, Don, Rogers, Park, and
Latron subdue and bind the remaining guards.
Don, Rogers, and Grace go to the mainframe, while Park and
Latron stand guard.
At station's studio, Frank and Wren set up another diversion.
Following close behind, Harry, Jacob, Deanna, and Cassie
secure the location as Michelle ushers in the children.
And establishing communication with
the studio. Can you hear me?
Yes. We're in.
Working on accessing the panel
Let us know when you're in. We're
Mitch and Jimmy are running, and losing ground. They duck
around one corner and hit a detonator.
The tunnels rattle as the charges go off, but only the
correct wall goes down, trapping this troop of Draculoids.
Inside the control room, Grace has found what she's looking
I've got it!
Don checks the link and makes some adjustments.
Cassie takes over the camera.
Live in 3-2-1.
Images from inside the studio appear on every panel Blind
Citizens of Battery City,
Greenvale, and Hayward, we call on
you today to ask for our lives.
The camera pans over the children.
In Greenvale, Bob sees.
Karen hurries to his side and they watch stunned.
Over the past six years, we have
been under an increasing
stranglehold placed by Blind. Many
of you watching have had loved ones
die or disappear. I have seen the
deaths of some of the finest people
I know. We need to look at why.
Wren and Frank are running for their lives.
They pass Jimmy and Mitch in another corridor and give the
There is another explosion.
Jacob takes the center.
Watching at home, Hillard turns pale.
As a trained pathologist I searched
for a cure when people were dying
of the worst outbreak of flu I had
ever seen. At the same time that
new diseases were breaking out, I
discovered that this flu had been a
test version, created in a lab and
then released into the public.
Trying to find a cause for that,
trying to make it right, got me
marked for death. I was only able
to escape through the courage of
Jane and Gerard are running too. They hear one set of
explosions. They only need one more. Reaching the correct
stopping point, they detonate the charges. It is only
We know that Blind's answer-Liu's
answer-to any problem was killing,
and that excess is exactly what led
to her own death and the
dismantling of Blind. Why are we
here then? For them.
Harry gestures at the children.
There is a large gap in Jane and Gerard's wall, and the Dracs
are getting closer.
Quick! Grab the spares!
Jane pulls two extra charges out of her backpack and Gerard
sets them up near the hole.
They try again and there is a large blast. Too large. The
extra charges seem to have revived the duds.
One of Liu's pet projects was
taking gifted children in the hope
of harnessing their talents. They
have been orphaned, and were
regarded only as tools, but they
were at least able to live until a
few days ago, when Mayor Adams
ordered their death.
The gap is now blocked by debris, but the passageway out is
blocked as well. Jane and Gerard are unhurt, but there is no
Water is now pouring into the chamber.
We must have burst a water main.
Any chance that would be shut off
I don't think we should rely on
government efficiency right now.
We can be ashamed of the way we
have been manipulated, but we must
not cover it up, or the killings
will not end. We need openness to
heal. We need a value for all life,
and we need a commitment to the
future where we will not consider
death an easy path to political
power. Especially not their deaths.
Cassie focuses on the children again.
In his hotel room, the GOVERNOR is watching.
We need to get to that studio.
Back in their section, Gerard and Jane try digging through
the rubble, but it only brings more debris down. They try
feeling around the walls for any openings or weaknesses.
The water is taking over the space surprisingly quickly.
Try the radio.
Frank? Anyone out there? We've hit
There is no response.
Gerard and Jane look at each other.
It's not so bad.
Gerard smiles and takes Jane in his arms.
No. It's not.
The water continues to pour in.
I'm really fine with this, but once
it gets closer, I might panic a
I'll try not to take it personally.
The water is above their knees now.
It sounded like it was going okay
before this, though, don't you
It did. I really think this can
As the water approaches waist level, there is a crackle of
static on the radio.
Where are you guys?
Gerard grabs the radio.
Frank! We're trapped under Davis.
There's water coming in.
There is a pause.
What do you need me to do?
The south wall would be the best
bet. If you can open that up-
I'm on my way.
Frank, the water's already pretty
high. It's okay if-
Don't say that! I'm on the way.
Okay. Let me know if you have any
The water continues to rise. It is at their chests.
Thank you for...I don't know...for
seeing me that day. It would have
been so easy for us to miss each
Are you sure I did you a favor
Good. I think it's the smartest
thing I ever did.
They cling a little more tightly.
I guess...thank you for everything.
Why are we being so polite now?
Jane shakes her head laughing.
I don't know. Do you want to swear
Now Gerard laughs.
But he doesn't.
The water is now at their necks. They are slowing down. Jane
sounds sleepy when she speaks.
It's so cold. Maybe I won't panic
The radio drops from Gerard's hand and sinks below the
On the other side of the wall, Frank rushes is.
Guys! I'm here! I just need another
Frank feverishly sets the charges on his side.
Inside, the water is just above their chins.
Don't get too far ahead of me,
okay? Don't leave me behind.
I need to be able to find you.
Their lips meet again one more time above the water.
Frank has finished setting the charges.
Move away from the wall! It's going
Frank dashes around the corner to detonate.
There is an explosion and water floods out the new opening.
Frank is knocked off balance by the initial flow.
Subsequent waves make him slip as he desperately tries to get
up, but at last the pent up water is out, leaving just the
continuing stream and scattered pools behind.
Frank makes his way to the hole and looks in.
EXT. HILLTOP WITH TREE
It vaguely resembles the tree from the college campus, but
the colors are odd and the light is dim. There are no
buildings or anything else in view.
Jane is lying stretched out on the ground. Her clothes are
clean and dry.
Jane slowly gets up, looking around.
As she stands, Jane makes out an approaching form shrouded by
mist. As it comes closer, Jane smiles joyfully and throws her
arms around him.
Jane pulls back a little confused.
No, you're not. So that means
Ray has patiently let Jane piece things together, but now he
holds her and speaks.
Yeah, this one is going to sting
for a while, but Frank is going to
be terrific, I promise. How are
Jane looks thoughtful.
It doesn't seem so bad, I guess. I
just thought...Did Gee make it
Ray smiles and turns Jane in another direction.
As Jane looks where Ray is pointing, she smiles with teary
eyes and puts her hand over her heart.
Gerard and Mikey are hugging.
The tree seems to have shifted to behind the brothers. It is
brighter now, and the field of vision extends farther, though
still not very far.
Seemingly without effort, all four are together.
I don't think I've ever seen you
two hug before.
First time for everything.
Mikey embraces Jane, and Gerard and Ray hug as well.
I've missed you. Both. We both
missed both of you.
There are more hugs, and it becomes still brighter.
Gerard pulls reaches for Jane's hand and pulls her close.
I was afraid I'd broken my promise.
I wouldn't have let you.
Is it wrong that I'm glad you're
Gerard shakes his head and they hug tightly. There will be no
Those crazy kids finally got it
Took long enough.
They loosen a little, and Gerard turns smiling back to Ray.
About that, did you forget to tell
us anything important last time?
Yeah, where is Nat?
Where's everyone? Not to be
A familiar voice comes up from behind Gerard.
We start out slow so you don't get
Gerard spins around to see his sister, and reaches for her.
They hug too, and pull back with bright eyes.
Thank you for taking care of Grace.
She's been like my own.
(turning to Jane)
I have always felt badly about
having him come home that year.
It's really okay.
I'm looking forward to spending
more time with you, but I think
there are probably some other
people you want to see first.
Cathy gestures into the distance.
It is like there is a veil hiding several forms, familiar
ones, and it is starting to fade with the figures becoming
Jane clears her throat and takes Gerard's hand.
Hey, are you ready to finally meet
Yes. And to see mine again.
The light becomes blinding to us, but for them everything can
EXT. BATTERY CITY, OUTSIDE OF LIBRARY
The survivors stand in a circle with heads bowed. It is one
Don is standing with Grace, next to Latron.
On Latron's right side is Frank, with his right arm around
Sophie. Michelle, Mitch, Chuck, and the others fill out the
circle. Harry is getting ready to speak.
A focus on Frank's right hand reveals some traces of blue
A cut to the mural shows one addition. In blue there is a G
and a J joined back to back, kind of resembling an anchor.
Back in the circle Frank looks up and over his shoulder for a
moment. He turns back in and draws Sophie closer on one side,
and puts his other hand on Latron's shoulder, drawing him
close as well.
Franks nods, facing the future.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind;
In the primal sympathy
Which having been must ever be;
From Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
by William Wordsworth