Episode 2.6 Reap the Whirlwind
Original air date August 13, 2015
Based on closed caption transcript found at
Previously on Dominion
Riesen – Alex, what is that?
Alex – A nuclear bomb.
Julian – Oh, it’s worse.
Noma – How do you have one of the Amphorae?
Riesen – Get that thing out of here.
Noma – Where would I even hide it?
Riesen – You got wings, don’t you? [coughs loudly]
Julian – Oh, come on, Edward. The coughing, the sweating. You’re short of breath. If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were suffering from a serious medical condition.
Gabriel – New Delphi is a dangerous place for you to go alone, Michael. You’re strong, but –
Michael – Will you go with me? As my brother.
Alex [As Michael is captured] – I’m sorry.
[Gabriel being captured]
Julian’s soldier – Julian! He’s gone!
Julian – Find Michael!
Michael – Always look for the highest perch, Alex. High places keep you safe, allow you to see what’s coming.
[Claire, Gates, and Arika watch explosions in Vega]
Jasper – Holy shit.
Claire- He split the city in two. David Whele just started a civil war.
[Vega right after the explosions. General mayhem. The dead and wounded are laying in the streets. Many fires. Cries of pain and grief. Cut to Claire watching the tableau from her balcony. She is horrified and grief-stricken]
[David and Jasper drive back to Zoe’s HQ. Jasper is laying in the back seat of the SUV, nearly dead.]
David [to Jasper] – You did good, son. [A triumphant, smiling David gets out of the driver’s seat to greet Zoe] You’re welcome [She punches him] oof!
Zoe – Bastard.
David [gingerly touching the side of his face] – That was no way to thank me.
Zoe – What did you do, huh? This wasn’t the plan. [She looks in the back seat] Jasper.
Jasper – Zoe, just hear him out.
David – No, this was a better plan, trust me. Blowing up Riesen Tower would’ve gained you nothing. I did you a favor.
Zoe – You dragged him down there.
Jasper – No, I went on my own.
David – Congratulations, Zoe. You now own half of the city and all of the food production. You said you wanted a civil war? I just gave you one.
Zoe – You destroyed the city.
David – No, I divided the haves and have-nots. I told you to get them out of the tunnel. Thanks to me the V1s [Zoe cocks her gun and points it at his head] are mostly on this side of Vega.[sighs] The decisions you make in the next 24 hours will determine whether you succeed or fail. There is a tiny window for victory, and I know how to win.
Zoe – How?
[In the control room in House Riesen. Alarms are sounding]
Claire – What’s the damage report?
Arika – 37 casualties thus far. We’re still assessing the injured.
Gates – We need to get those people out of the streets. That foundation is not stable.
Claire – Yeah, no, I need emergency broadcast
Gates – I am working on it. It’ll take time, okay?
Arika – She doesn’t have it. It’s critical that people hear from their leader.
Gates – I’m trying to keep these people alive, okay? There’s a 30-foot trench in the middle of Vega. There the ruptured water mains. The power’s out. I mean, lucky for us the nuclear reactor’s on our side and there’s not a scratch on it.
Arika – David lost his mind.
Gates – No, that bastard used my failsafe [he pulls up a schematic of Vega on a computer]. It’s a backup plan I designed into the city’s infrastructure. If we were overrun by eight-balls, we could detonate this dividing line and defend a smaller portion of Vega, and David, he used it against us.
Claire – He didn’t just split our city, he split our resources. Did you manage to shut down the Agri-towers?
Gates – No, the V1s are already inside, but we have depots with weeks’ worth of food, and –
Arika – That’s not enough. They’re going to starve us out. Claire, send in your military.
Claire – No, absolutely not.
Arika – Lady Riesen, you’re at war.
Claire – Yes, with Gabriel, not my own people. His angels are coming, and if they attacked now, Vega would fall. I need to unite my city, but I am not going to use violence to do it. And spilling innocent blood won’t win me the love of my people. It would make me no better than the angels.
Gates – “He who has great power should use it wisely.” Seneca would be proud.
Arika – If Seneca was alive.
[Back at Zoe’s HQ]
David – Two words: hearts and minds. You get the love of the V1s, convince them to stand with you, you’ll be bulletproof, but you have to become a leader. I can make you one. Call me your campaign leader.
Zoe – [chuckles] You gotta be kidding me.
Jasper – Quit being so stubborn and listen.
David – Yesterday you were just an angry kid with a gun. Today, I made you a rebel, but power has its price. I’m prepared to pay it. If you’re not, you’re in the wrong game, sweetheart.
Jasper – Zoe, we can’t trust him. He’s a psychopath, but you know he’s right.
Zoe [pauses as she thinks it over, then lowers her gun]- When do we start?
David – Right now. Welcome to your revolution.
[Back in New Delphi. We see the pins in Gabriel’s back restricting his wings]
Alex – So where’s Michael?
Alex – Forget about Michael. We have the archangel Gabriel. Just kill him already.
Gabriel – Yes, yes, get on with it.
Julian – Your brother’s hiding but the city’s sealed. He’s not going anywhere. Has he called to you with his wings? Tell us where he is.
Gabriel – I’d rather you work for it. Well, why not ask Alex? He gave up Michael once. I’m sure he’ll do it again.
Noma – Oh, shut up.
Julian [turning toward Noma] – You. Where’s my Amphora?
Gabriel – He has an Amphora? Which one?
Noma – It’s safe, where you can’t find it. He’ll never use it to possess anyone again.
Julian – Well, it’s my city. I’ll find it.
Alex – You’re not gonna kill Gabriel, are you, Julian? You never were. So what do you want with him?
Julian – Michael and Gabriel stole everything from me: my body, my wings, my connection to our father. They damned me to the darkness, and you can’t comprehend what that means. [Quick flashback to Michael stabbing Lyrae in the back and his spirit being released]. But I’m going to make them suffer, Michael most of all.
Alex – How? You lied to me.
Julian – Oh. Truth, lies. God’s gone. What use is morality when there’s no piper to be paid?
Gabriel – Alex, if he lays a hand on Michael because of what you did, every hurt inflicted on my brother I’ll visit tenfold on Claire. You will reap what you have sown [Julian punches Gabriel]
Alex – We’re leaving New Delphi, Julian. There’s nothing left here for us.
Julian – Not before you bring back my Amphora.
Alex – Show me where you hid it, Nomes.
Gabriel – Wouldn’t do that, Alex.
[Alex looks at Julian before he turns and leaves with Noma in tow]
Julian [to Pete/Menathas] – Follow them. They’re going to lead us to Michael. [Turning his attention back to Gabriel] Now [swinging chain around] Where were we? [Gabriel braces himself for the torture]
[Alex hurriedly walks through New Delphi with Noma catching up to him]
Noma – Alex. Are you insane? We’re not giving Julian that Amphora.
Alex – It’s a way to buy time. Gabriel’s captured. He’s neutralized. At least for now. We need to save Michael and get out of here. I have an idea where he is, but [He sees Pete and a few other eightballs approaching].
Noma – Pete. I’ll take care of him.
Alex – Yeah.
Noma [intercepting Pete so Alex can leave] – Hey. Hey! You got some nerve, buddy. That’s not your body. Where’s Pete? He still in there?
[Back in Vega. David is setting up the equipment in his old broadcast studio. As he talks, Zoe tends to Jasper’s wound but it’s rapidly becoming too late]
David – By now, Claire should’ve given a statement, but she can’t, because I set a bomb under the only radio tower on that side of the city. Ours is still up. The studio’s tapped in. You’re going to talk to the people instead. Beat Claire to the punch. It’s a PR move she’ll never recover from [He hands Zoe a piece of paper]
Zoe – What’s this?
David – It’s your speech. I used to write Riesen’s, not that you’d care. That man could turn a rallying cry into a funeral dirge. What he never understood was that the angels destroyed everything, but they could not touch our words, which are strong as marble and rich as sweet cream.
Jasper – Zoe, you gotta do this.
[Zoe sighs. She is unsure.]
David – It’s now or never.
[Jasper groans in pain]
Zoe – Jasper. Jasper, don’t be scared. Okay?
Jasper [weakly] – I’m not, ’cause you’re here. When we were kids, I’d get lost in the tunnels a lot. She would always find me. When I heard your voice, I knew I was safe. Zoe, let them hear your voice. [She nods]
[Back in New Delphi. Alex is searching for Michael. He finds a trail of blood and enters the area where Michael is hiding.
Alex – Michael?
[He finds a bloodied Michael. Michael cringes and raises a hand as if to say “don’t hurt me’]
[Meanwhile Noma is still detaining Pete]
Noma – Pete? If you can hear me, we haven’t forgotten about you. Pete.
[An armed soldier approaches menacingly]
Pete – Higher angels aren’t welcome here. You had a pass. I’m revoking it. [Noma looks to see that she is surrounded on several sides]
Alex [softly] – Hey, hey, hey. [Michael tries to protect himself with his hands. He is obviously in pain and expecting Alex to harm him] It’s all good. Hey. [Alex gently bends over to inspect Michael’s wounds] Come here, come here. [He sees the chain links from the empyrean steel net still embedded in Michael’s neck and upper chest. He gently pushes back Michael’s hood] Let me take this off.
Michael – How did you find me?
Alex – “Always look for the highest perch.” That’s what you told me when you gave me this. [Shows Michael his knife. He gently digs the links out of Michael’s flesh]
Michael – Why are you doing this?
Alex – Because you’d have done the same for me. Back then, at least. Now, I’m not so sure.
Michael – I would die for you. I would’ve then, I would now. Nothing’s changed. [He hisses and groans in pain]
Alex – I sold you out. Gabriel was right there, and it blinded me to anything else. I screwed up. [He puts away his knife and sits next to Michael]
Michael – You’re not the only one.
Alex – Julian’s looking for you. The city is sealed. We’re trapped. We need to get out before he kills us.
Michael – I know how. But first, I need fire.
[Back in Vega, presumably the agri-towers or a related warehouse, V1s are helping themselves to food]
Anonymous voices – Thank you!
[A father runs up with a young girl in her arms]
Father – They’ve got water! [He puts her on the loading dock] Wait right here. [He gets an apple and passes it to her] Here.
[Cut to the studio]
David – You ready?
Zoe – I just my whole life, I’ve been invisible, just like all V1s. I tried to speak but no one listened. I [sighs] Even tried to pray but He wasn’t there.
David – [sighs] Huh.[Counts down fingers] Make them listen.[On Air sign comes on. Zoe takes the paper Whele had given her and begins to read]
Zoe [shot of her interspersed with views of the food-grabbing V1s] – People of Vega We have lived in fear. My name is Zoe, and I’ve given you a new city, the city we were promised, a promise broken by the Riesen dynasty, dictators who made themselves into new gods. [She pauses, looks at Jasper, and crumples up the paper. She speaks from the heart] I lost my family. I lost everything. We all did.
[Back outside. The V1s begin to notice the speech playing through the loudspeakers]
Zoe – But in Vega, I found a friend. And now, he’s dying because of the V6s, because of their cruelty. These walls aren’t a sanctuary. They’re a tomb. Help me. Help me make it right. Now this is our city. [David turns off the mic]
[Zoe’s message repeats, over loudspeakers, throughout Vega]
Zoe – People of Vega We have lived in fear.
[In House Riesen, Gates is drinking and listening to 80’s metal on his laptop. Claire arrives and a soldier lets her in]
Claire – Thanks.
Soldier – Ma’am. [He leaves the room]
Gates – Come on. Do I really need a guard?
Claire – Without you, the city would fall. David knows it. He’ll come for you.
Gates – Yeah, well, let him try. [He tries to pour himself more booze but Claire grabs the bottle]
Claire – I need you sober. Please tell me you’ve fixed it.
Gates – What, the broadcast? [He aimlessly punches a few keys on his laptop]
Claire – This city is being torn apart.
Gates – You know what? It has been for years. [Pours himself another drink] Your dad created the damn V-System, now you’re just cleaning up his mess.
Claire – But I could’ve prevented it. My dad would have executed David and Zoe in a heartbeat. I let them live.
Gates – Well, that’s not who you are.
Claire – Maybe it’s who I should be. If I send soldiers in, I can –
Gates – Oh, and slaughter innocent people, Claire? You’re not a killer, okay?
Claire – I’ve sent people to their death.
Gates – Yeah, traitors. That’s different. You’re not a killer. Don’t become one. You can’t un-ring that bell.
Claire – I’m starting to think about how much stronger I would be if I hadn’t grown up inside these walls.
Gates – But you are. You know, your dad, he wasn’t perfect, but he took charge when the people needed a leader. I had to follow him, but I want to follow you, Claire.
Arika [bursting in] – Are you hearing this?
Claire – What?
Arika – That’s Zoe, speaking to your people. [She opens a window]
Zoe [over loudspeaker – Now this is our city. [Claire is stunned]
[Back in New Delphi. Michael grunts as he pulls out a feather. The sound of an old fashioned lighter, and the feather bursts into flame, creating ash that falls into Michael’s hand. He puts it on his wounds and rubs it in and the wounds heal while Alex watches. There are voices outside their hideaway. Julian’s men are close]
Indistinct male voice outside – Get in here!
Alex – He used an angel to possess my friend.
Michael – And you saw him do it?
Alex – He has an army of eight-balls.
Michael – An army? But for what?
Alex – Julian or Lyrae or whatever, he’s got a bone to pick.
Michael – Well, he has good reason. I demoted him, made him into a lower angel. Now he’s found another body, he’ll want revenge, and he’ll get it at all costs.
[Loud clattering noise]
Eight-ball [Lishepus with subtitles] – Come on! No one’s in here. [We see several figures walk past the hiding place.]
Alex – That’s it. That’s his revenge. You took his body. Now he wants to give bodies to all the lower angels. New Delphi doesn’t have enough human vessels, but you know what does?
Michael – Vega.
Alex – He’s gonna attack, and we have to stop him.
Michael – Alex, you’re no match for a dyad.
Alex – I’m not going to fight him. I’m going to evict him.
Michael – It’s never been done. I don’t even know if it would work.
Alex – Why would the markings let me evict unless I was meant to use them to save humanity? Riesen can help me distract him.
Michael – Well, there’s a Command Office nearby. I saw an evacuation hatch inside. That could be our escape.
Alex – I’ll meet you there.
[Back at Julian’s private area, Riesen is reading a book hy copious candlelight. Alex walks in]
Alex – You okay?
Riesen – Yeah, I’m fine. But what’s going on out there?
Alex – I’m going to perform an eviction on Julian. When he comes in here, just keep him talking. I need his attention off me. We have one shot at this.
Riesen [slowly rises from chair and sighs] – I have misjudged you, Alex.
Alex – There’s something you should know. We tried to save Clementine.
Riesen – My wife?
Alex – Claire and I performed an eviction, but it didn’t work. She never made it through. I’m sorry.
Riesen – Claire said she’d gone. I just didn’t know how. You were trying to set her free. I couldn’t bring myself to let her go. [Alex puts a hand on his shoulder] She was my Clementine.
Julian – Hey, Alex. You brought my Amphora?
Alex – Noma has it. It’s on its way, but I just came to say good-bye, and to thank you. You were right. With Gabriel in chains, Vega is safe.
Julian – Well, ah, why don’t you have a drink before you go? Some of the special stuff. [He pulls a bottle out of an antique desk’s drawer]
[Night in Vega, overlooking House Riesen. Zoe’s message is still being looped on the loudspeakers. Zoom in to House Riesen command center]
Zoe [over loudspeaker] – These walls aren’t a sanctuary. They’re a tomb. Help me. Help me make it right.
Gates – I gotta admit, she’s persuasive.
Claire – She’s persuading people to overthrow my government, and it’s playing on loop.
Shut it down.
Gates) I can’t, not from here. Okay, they’re broadcasting it from a relay station on their side of the city, ten blocks behind the trench.
Arika – But this propaganda is being heard on both sides, and the longer it plays, the weaker your authority looks.
Gates – There is another way. Get me across the trench. I can manually override the broadcast from the tunnels under the station. I can cut off her speech, and play one that you record.
Arika – That’s very brave, Mr. Foley.
Claire – No! It’s a war zone. You’re not going over there. Vega couldn’t operate without you.
Gates – I am the only one who knows how to do it. They won’t even see me coming. Just send some soldiers with me.
Arika – No, that would attract too much attention.
Gates – Claire, I can go alone
Claire – Forget it. Just find another way. [She leaves]
[In New Delphi, Pete enters Michael’s hiding spot. He looks around briefly then leaves]
Pete – Nothing here.
[Michael quietly drops down from the ceiling and sneaks out]
[In Vega, Claire comes back to the command center with a guard]
Claire [to guard] – Find Gates. [He leaves and walks over to Arika] Arika. You were right. I’m sending soldiers in to destroy the tower.
Soldier – Lady Riesen? Mr. Foley is gone, and he left this for you. [It is an ear piece. She puts it on. We see Gates’ feet as he walks through the tunnels]
Claire [over radio] – Gates?
Gates – Hello, Claire? – [rats squeaking]
Claire – Where are you?
Gates – I’m defying orders. It’s been a while, so I’m a little out of practice. How am I doing?
Claire – You went under the trench? You’re going to the relay station to stop the signal yourself. Are you insane? Get back here.
Gates – No, I’m halfway there. I’m just about to pass the Venetian. [We see someone has sealed up an entrance] Or I was. It’s sealed off.
Claire – Good. Turn around.
Gates – No. We have to stop that speech.
Claire – Gates, I am serious. I don’t care who you are. You’ll be punished for this.
Gates [looking at his Ipad] – Okay, there’s a tunnel up ahead that’ll get me there, but it’s close to the trench. It’s not exactly safe. Here goes nothing.
Claire – Stop. [sighs] I know another way. You passed some graffiti about a mile back, right?
Gates – How’d you know about that?
Claire – Go back to it. There’s a secret passage there, a stairwell to a lower level. It’s a shortcut to your relay station.
Gates – There’s no passage there.
Claire – Not one that you know about.
Gates – Okay, I like a woman with a little mystery, so, all right, game on. Lead the way, Lady Riesen. [Arika leaves]
[At Zoe’s HQ. Jasper is hanging on by a thread, but Zoe is still trying to attend to his wound]
Jasper – Stop changing the bandages. There’s no point.
Zoe – I’m not going to let my best friend die.
Jasper – Zoe. Promise me you’ll finish what we started. [She pauses and slowly nods]
[Meanwhile, in New Delphi, Michael continues to elude the henchmen searching for him]
Male voice – Double back. Check the tunnels. [Indistinct Lishepus. Michael waits until they pass and sneaks off]
[In Julian’s sitting room. Alex, Riesen, and Julian are sitting and drinking]
Julian – He’s still in the city. [To henchman] Don’t come back until you find him [Henchman nods and leaves]. Michael’s always been clever, but we’ll find him, sooner or later.
Riesen – Tell me, what exactly do you have in mind for the archangels?
Julian – It’s complicated, but I’ve got all the time in the world.
[Alex mutters in some foreign language]
Julian – It’s one of the perks of immortality, you see [He suddenly slumps in his chair]
[Alex stands up and holds out a hand toward Julian ]
Alex – Sanctify this vessel! [Julian’s body jerks and snarls] Come into the light. [Julian’s body thrashes around room] Protect us, body and soul. [Speaks in some foreign language as Julian continues to struggle against the eviction and speak in Lishepus] Sanctify this vessel! Come into the light! [Lyrae’s spirit starts to come out of Julian’s mouth and rises toward the ceiling only to be drawn back in as Julian gasps. He jumps up and slams Alex into some furniture]
Julian – An eviction? Well, would you look at that? [He grabs Alex by the throat and lifts him off the floor, choking him] it’s not that easy, Alex, because a human has to want to be free, and we are very comfortable in here.
[Riesen smashes a chair into Julian’s back but Julian easily shoves him back without loosening his grip on Alex. Riesen falls to the floor]
Alex – General! [Riesen groans as he clutches his chest. Julian punches Alex and shoves him to the floor]
[Cut to Julian’s prison area. Alex is facing a cement pillar. His hands are shackled around it. Gabriel is chained with his arms outstretched. He’s obviously been tortured a bit. Noma is also in chains, laying on the floor, dazed]
Alex [to Gabriel] – Not exactly the face I wanted to wake up to.
Gabriel – You should’ve left when you had the chance.
Noma – Alex?
Alex – Noma.
Gabriel – Julian’s men have been torturing her for hours. He wants to know where she hid the Amphora. She’s a warrior, that one. She’ll never break.
Julian [strolling in with Pete] – Oh, I wouldn’t be too sure about that. I’m not done yet.
Alex – You son of a bitch.
Julian – Your markings are potent. I mean, they didn’t work on me, but they did work on someone, didn’t they? Little Petey! So familiar, and now I know why. He was born an angel right here in New Delphi by my hand. But now I know that you evicted him, and undid all of my good work. And I won’t allow that to happen again. [Pete goes behind Alex and holds him down. Julian has a rectangular brand in his hand]
Julian – Where is it, Noma?
Alex – Don’t tell him.
Noma – Don’t you dare touch him.
[In Vega, Zoe has a blank expression as David eagerly runs into the room]
David – Your speech is working. [He sees that Jasper is unconscious on the couch. he walks in slowly and we see Jasper’s head loll to one side. RIP Jasper. Zoe stares at David with utter hatred] I’m sorry, Zoe. Claire took my son from me. She ordered his execution, and I left him outside the walls to die. The pain never fades. But there’s something liberating. You’ve nothing to lose now. You can make her pay. [He puts a hand on her shoulder. A woman, Kat, walks into the room and signals to David. He leaves Zoe to her grief]
Kat – A friend wants to speak to you.
David – Who are you? How did you find me?
Kat – I’m part of the rebellion, David. [She hands him a radio and walks away]
Arika [over walkie talkie] – Hello, David.
David – Arika. Well, there are many words I would use to describe you, but “friend” would not be one of them.
Arika – [chuckles] Oh, but I come bearing gifts.
David – I’m sorry, how exactly is it that your little tentacles have reached as far as my rebellion?
Arika – Your rebellion? [chuckles] Civil unrest has been brewing for years, David. I sent a friend to join and take a closer look. Gates Foley is going to the tunnel under the relay station to shut down your protégé’s rousing speech. Nice move, by the way. Now, be a dear and stop Gates, won’t you? But take care not to hurt him.
David – Why are you telling me this?
Arika – Well, contrary to what you may believe, I like you, David. You always seem to land on your feet, and war is good for us both. [David shuts off radio as Zoe approaches]
David – Uh, we have a problem.
[Gates is walking through tunnel. We see anarchist V1 graffiti on a wall]
Gates – Claire, I found the graffiti.
Claire – Turn right.
Male voice – His name is Gates, brown hair, and about 180 pounds.
Gates [hiding] – Shit. Rebels. They’re looking for me by name. What the hell, Claire?
Claire – What? No one outside this room knows you’re there. Someone must have talked.
Gates – Okay, look, just, careful, don’t start the witch hunt just yet, okay? You spook them and you’ll never find them.
Claire – Okay, listen to me. There should be some wood pallets up ahead. They’re covered by a tarp. Get to it now. I’m gonna send backup.
Male voice – On the other side. [Gates hides in pallets. We see two rebels]
Female Voice – He must’ve gone this way. [They walk by Gates. He runs down the tunnel]
Gates – I think I lost them.
Claire – Good, stay there. My soldiers are coming.
Rebel – This way.
Rebel – It’s coming from down there.
Gates – Too late.
[He cautiously walks through tunnels, then stops.]
Gates – This is it. I’m right under the relay station. You did it, Claire! [Cut to her breathing a sigh of relief] I gotta do this fast. They’re right behind me. [He opens an electrical panel and gets to work. He plugs in his laptop to the panel.] Okay. I’m hacking the transmission.
[Gunshots are fired at him, he ducks down.]
Claire – Gates, get out of there!
Gates – No, I’m not done yet!
[Gunshots continue. Claire’s guards engage the rebels]
Guard – \We’ve located Gates, Lady Riesen. Engaging rebels.
[Gates continues to hack in while the gun battle erupts around him. Suddenly David Whele shows up]
David – Stop! Stop! Don’t hit him! We need him!
[Zoe joins the battle as Claire listens over the ear piece, powerless]
Rebel – There are too many of them! Let’s go!
Claire – Gates. Gates. [Arika strolls in and tries to reassure Claire]
[Back in Julian’s Torture-o-rama, Pete tears Alex’s shirt over the right shoulder blade to reveal a tattoo.]
Gabriel – Julian, please. Those are Father’s words. They’ll bring him home.
Julian -Why would I want that? He was no father to us. The humans were his children, but we were his slaves, and now those children are mine. [Noma struggles against her chains] My slaves. My bodies. I’ve heard the story, Alex. If I kill you, your markings might find their way onto another vessel, so I’m going to destroy them, one by one, until she talks, and then I’ll kill you. [Pete holds Alex down as Julian prepares to apply the hot brand to his flesh. He burns the shoulder blade, obliterating pieces a what appear to be a few different markings. Alex yells in pain].
Gabriel [Struggling against his chains0 – No! Aah!
Noma [horrified] – No!
Julian [to Alex, patting his cheek] – Stay with me now, can’t die until all of these are gone.
Noma [screaming] – Alex! [Pete walks over to her and unchains her] No, Pete. No. No! Pete, no!
[He picks her up by the throat and pushes her against the wall. Her wings unfurl but she is still choking.] Get off me! Get off me! [Julian saunters over with a big spike in his hand, whistling merrily. He winks at her and then pins one of her wings to the wall. She screams in pain]
Noma – No, no!
Alex – Noma!
[Julian pins her other wing to the wall with another spike, as she screams. Pete releases her and she is hanging from the wall by her wings. It is eerily reminiscent of Becca’s lab, with Lewis’s disembodied wings displayed]
Julian – Voila! Pretty as a picture. Do you feel like talking now?
Alex [calmly] – Noma – [she cries] Noma!
[Cut back to Vega. Claire goes out in her balcony, beside herself as Zoe’s transmission still plays]
Zoe [over loudspeaker] – People of Vega, we have lived in fear. My name is Zoe, and I’ve given you a new city, the city we were promised, a promise broken by the Riesen [sounds of electrical appliance shutting down. Arika walks in]
Arika – Claire. We have Gates. [She hands Claire a radio]
Claire – Gates?
Gates – Claire, I’m here. I’m fine. I don’t think my earpiece is going to make it, though. I broke the damn thing. [A soldier holds the radio as he works his laptop]
Claire [laughing and sniffling in relief] – You stopped Zoe’s speech.
Gates – I did you one better. I’m jacked into the emergency broadcast right now. Lady Riesen, your people need you now more than ever. Would you like to talk to them?
Claire – Yes. Yes, I’m ready.
Gates – You are live.
Claire – Citizens of Vega. This is Claire Riesen. It’s time to reunite our city and end this violence now together.
[Back to Julian’s Little Shop of Horrors, where Julian is reheating his brand]
Julian – You can stop all of this, Noma, you know it.
Gabriel – Tell him, Noma.
Alex – Noma, don’t you dare!
[Noma groans as she tries to reach one of the spikes in her wings. Pete holds Alex’s right arm still as Julian approaches with the brand. But when he tries to brand the arm, Julian goes flying backwards. Pete rushes over to him]
Pete – I’ll get help.
Noma – Run, Alex, run! He won’t stop until he kills you!
Alex – I can’t!
[Noma braces her feet against the wall and pushes off the wall with her hands, slowly, agonizingly, tears off her own wings to break free]
Gabriel – Noma, no!
Alex – No!
[Noma screams as we hear sickening tearing sounds. She is free, but at what cost? Gabriel is amazed at what she has done. She lays on the floor for a moment, then manages to work through the pain and crawls over to Alex]
Alex – What did you do?
Noma – What I had to! [Despite her tremendous pain – as evidenced by the gaping wounds on her back – she breaks Alex free]
Gabriel – Alex! Go! Run! Find Michael and get him out. [Alex helps Noma to her feet and then leave as Gabriel struggles against his chains]
[In House Riesen, Gates rushes into Claire’s livingroom]
Gates – Claire. Did you hear that cheering? What you said was incredible. I mean, everybody heard it. They loved it. Zoe has nothing on you. Claire, I’m sorry. I mean, I had to do it. I mean, th-these people needed to hear you. I needed to hear you. Come on – [Claire rushes forward and pushes him back, crying]
Claire – You could’ve been killed, Gates! And if you’re that stupid, maybe you should’ve been.
[An acknowledgement of chemistry between them, and Claire pulls him in for a passionate kiss. They pull apart and he starts to undress her. More kissing, more undressing…]
[Meanwhile, David and Zoe are moping around]
Zoe – How can I win over their hearts and minds if the damn speech only played a few hours?
David – It doesn’t matter. It did the job.
Zoe How do you know? [A door opens and people come streaming in]
Rebel – New recruits.
Rebel – And there’s ten times more than this outside.
David [smiling] – I know a born leader when I hear one. It’s only the beginning.
[In New Delphi, Michael is trying to shake open an escape hatch. Alex and a weak Noma enter behind him]
Alex – Michael! Please help!
Michael – What happened?
[Alex sets Noma into a swivel chair and shows Michael her wounds. He is shaken and looks around for something to help her wounds]
Noma – I’m okay!
Michael – Noma, who did this to you?
Alex – She did, to save me. Please. Can you save her wings? [Noma shakes her head as we hear the sound of tearing duct tape. Michael use it to try and bind her wounds]
Noma – Michael. Don’t worry about me. We have to go. Get out of here. [Alex cradles Noma’s face as Michael binds her wounds. He notices one of Alex’ markings is burned off]
Michael – Your marking. Father’s words. They’re gone. Gone forever.
Alex [offering his arm to Michael] – Not this one. It fought back.
Michael [examining the markings] – These are stars in the sky. It’s a constellation called Lyrae.
Alex – What are you talking about?
Michael – And this star. It’s called Vega.
Alex – Vega? [sighs] The markings. They were trying to warn me Julian would attack Vega. It was right there all along. Maybe if I’d just listened –
Michael – No, no, no, no. You couldn’t have known. Not on your own. We were meant to work together, but I left you.
Alex – What’s done is done. Now all that matters is saving Noma and getting back to Vega.
[As Alex help Noma with her leather jacket, Michael rips open the door to the escape hatch. A ladder leads upward. Alex puts Noma first]
Alex – I need you to climb for me, okay? Keep moving.
Noma [climbing] – Alex!
Alex – Keep climbing. Noma, go! Move, move! [pounding is heard – Julian’s forces are almost there!]
Michael – Alex, go now! Get Noma out!
Alex – Noma, go, go, go, go!
[As Noma climbs, Alex starts off, but sees Michael has no intention of following]
Michael – Go with her! Julian has an endless army. You’ll die here.
Alex – I’m not leaving you again.
Michael – Then we’ll both die, and Vega will be lost.
Alex – This isn’t the end. Our fates are tied.
[Julian’s forces are banging on the door and break in. Michael turns to face them as Alex begins to climb. Michael pulls out his short swords and gives Noma and Alex the time then need….]
[Cut to Noma and Alex running through the woods outside New Delphi with Julian’s goons in hot pursuit.]
Alex – Come on. Come on! Don’t let go of me. Come on. [Eight-balls speak in Lishepus] Come on, come on. [Alex sees a small wooden cage/structure. They slide into there to hide]. Come here. Quick, hide. Come on. [More eight-balls speaking Lishepus] We’ve got to keep moving.
Once we get to Vega, you can rest.
Eightball [Lishepus with subtitles] – They’re close. Keep looking.
Alex – Come on.
[In Vega, Arika is having a not-so-pleased conference call with David using walkie talkies]
Arika – You lost Gates.
David – Whose fault is that? You might’ve warned me about Claire’s soldiers.
Arika – I’m starting to fear I’ve bet on the wrong horse.
David [chuckles] – No, this stallion’s got plenty of kick in him. How do you know I won’t tell Claire what you’re doing?
Arika – [chuckles] Because you need me.
David – Oh, I seem to be managing just fine. I think it’s you who needs me. Why?
Arika – You’ll see.
[David takes out his earpiece. He sees Zoe and one of her soldiers walk in]
David [chuckles] – I said it would work, didn’t I?
Zoe – You say a lot of things. Are any of them true?
[David gets nervous when he is obviously surrounded]
Zoe – You said you want to heal Vega, to make a difference, but you know what I think? I think what you really want is to be king.
David – Zoe
Zoe – No, I see what you’re doing. You manipulated Claire and you think you can do the same to me, and you did. Jasper’s gone because you made me choose, but I won’t be your puppet anymore. You didn’t help me for me. You did it for you, and one day you were gonna put a bullet in my head and take over. That’s what you think, right?
David – No. I, wait!
Zoe – But that day’s never going to come.
[The V1’s grab his arms and hold his hand flat on a table. Zoe fires into the palm at point blank range. David collapses to the floor in pain]
Zoe – When the V1s stole food, you would chop off our hands. This is for Jasper. You stole him from me. And now you’ll never point a gun at me again. Because I’ll put a bullet in your head if you do. [Zoe leaves him to his pain]
[In the woods outside New Delphi}
Noma – We should never have left that Amphora back in New Delphi. It was a mistake.
Alex – It was either save the Amphora or save you. Wasn’t a choice.
Noma – That choice could destroy my kind.
Alex [seeing house] – We need to get inside that house. Buy some time.
Noma – We both know I don’t have any. I’m not healing, Alex. Something’s changed. I’m dead weight now.
Alex – Nothing’s changed. We’ll figure it out.
Alex – You’re the one not listening. [Noma sees a shadowy figure in a black hat] What? N-nothing.
Noma – Nothing, nothing.
[They make it into the abandoned building. Alex rips his shirt to make bandages for Noma. Afterwards she curls up and puts her head in his lap]
Alex – We need a needle and thread, matches. There’s a town nearby. We’ll rest an hour, and then we’ll head out. You’re gonna be okay, Nomes.
[Back in New Delphi]
Gabriel [shouting] – Julian!
[The door opens and Michael is dragged inside. Julian tosses Michael to the floor]
Julian – Get your rest. You’re gonna need it. [He whistles eerily as he locks the two brothers in together]
Gabriel – Michael? [Michael is unconscious]