Debris – S01E10 – I Am Icarus [Transcript]

The mystery deepens as Bryan and Finola attempt to right what has gone wrong, and prevent the fabric of reality from unwinding.
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Debris - S01E10 - I Am Icarus

Original air date: May 3, 2021

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Where is she?

I don’t know.

We have to move quickly.

I’m sorry I did this to you.

It’s not your fault. It’s mine.

What do you mean?

George said that you were a pilot… A pilot that needs his direction clear. I realize that I am a pilot in this too.

We’re here because I put us off course.

You want one thing, maybe you even believe that you want it, but deep down inside, you want something else.

George said something like that.

And I’m not being honest with what I want.

Do you think it’ll work now?

BRYAN: We have to go.

(helicopter whirring)

Follow me.

Bryan! Don’t do it!

I love Washington. I spent a lot of time here.

Do you know the first food astronauts ate in space?

No.

No, I don’t.

Applesauce in a tube like toothpaste.

Sixty-eight percent of the apples we eat are grown in Washington.

Looks like we’re here.

Picking up on something.

(device scanning)

Not much. But there is definitely something here.

Maybe someone over at that house knows something.

(door closes)

Hey, why don’t you run the tests, and I’ll check it out?

Okay.

(chuckles)

(bell chimes)

(muttering)

Can I help you?

Uh…

You’re back.

You’re Kathleen, right?

How do you know my name?

I’m a friend of Shelby’s. Is he here?

How do you know my brother?

I know what you’re doing.

I know what you found in the sea.

Who told you?

Who are you?

Is he here?

Hey, it’s okay. Is… Is Shelby here?

It made him disappear.

What?

(stammering) When did that happen?

KATHERINE: A few days ago.

We went out to it, and when…

Yeah.

When I got back, he was gone.

It’s like he was erased.

Like he was never born.

I was too afraid to go back out there.

My name is Bryan Beneventi. I’m with a government agency.

I came here to investigate what you found in the water with my partner.

And then she disappeared like your brother.

I just wanna get back to her in the same way your brother wants to get back to you.

Wait. How do you know he’s trying to get back to me?

Because I was just with him.


(electricity crackling)

I don’t understand. If you jumped with Shelby, why is he not back here too?

Listen to me right now.

There is an agent right here whose one goal is to take this Debris away.

Why?

Because he’s not from here.

To them it is just an extra-terrestrial graph.

They don’t care. And in two minutes, she’s going to figure out that it’s in the water, and this whole place is gonna be crawling with people just like her.

If that happens, you’re never gonna see your brother again.

I’m never gonna see my partner again.

Why don’t we go back to the wreck and use it now?

We can find them.

What Shelby and I tried didn’t work.

We need to figure out what went wrong first, or we’re to end up doing damage to the universe.

Bryan?

It’s already started.

What are you talking about?

I’ve seen this degradation before.

But now it’s dire.

This is happening in every reality that I’ve been to.

We can’t outrun it. It’s just going to continue.

All realities will bleed into each other.

And the universe will collapse in on itself.

These people that we’re seeing, they’re in another reality, bleeding through.

I think we might have caused it.

How?

Shelby initially said that the only way to stop the degradation, to fix it, was to get him back to his own reality, but he lied.

My brother isn’t a liar.

He only lied because he knew we would take the Debris away if he didn’t.

He wanted to get back to you so badly just like I want to get to somebody.

My partner… Finola.

What do we do?

We need to find George Jones.

Who is that?

My partner’s father is a a scientist who is helping Shelby and I try to figure it out.

He’s the only one that I know who can find a way to unravel these realities and get us back to where we’re supposed to be.

Bryan?

GRACE: Why are you still in here, Bryan?

This is happening all over the house.

We have to leave until the Situation Team gets here.

It’s okay.

It’s not okay.

Bryan, we shouldn’t even be in here without suits.

She shouldn’t be in here at all.

Let’s just wait to call a team, okay?

I already called in the team.

The signatures out there are rising by the minute.

I’ve got this under control.

Bryan, I have known you for five years.

You do not have this under control.

We don’t even know how far out this piece is affecting its surroundings.

I know.

It is much worse than we initially thought.

I just need some time to think.

Bryan, are you seeing what’s happening here.

We need to find the Debris and neutralize it immediately.

The Debris is in the ocean.

How do you know that?

I just know.

What are you talking about?

I understand that you don’t know what’s going on here, Grace.

But I am desperate for that Debris to stay exactly where it is for enough time for me to figure out how to fix this.

Bryan, I trust you, but you are making no sense at all.

If you really know where this Debris is, we have to stop this.

We need to find George Jones.

He’s the only one that can stop it.

Bryan, George Jones is dead.

You just killed him at the INFLUX compound two days ago.

Remember?

What?

What is she doing?

Kathleen!

No!

(gasps)

FINOLA: The first disturbances were picked up in the atmosphere yesterday, 8:20 A.M.

GIBSON: They pick up anything falling?

FINOLA: No.

Damn it.

What?

Denied.

What do you mean? Why are you denied?

Back in the 1958, GM offered each of the Mercury astronauts a Chevy for one dollar per year.

That’s why you see all those photos of them with their Corvettes.

Really? Just a dollar?

Yeah.

Huh.

They scrapped the program, though, but I’ve been trying to convince them to bring it back.

Why? We don’t work for NASA, Gibson.

Close enough. But why are you on their side?

I’m not on their side. I’m just saying that, you know, they go into actual space.

We should be on cereal boxes.

Okay, okay.

You get a cereal box. Honey Nut Malcontent.

I need a new partner.

Yep. Tell me about it.

Uh, SAT scans.

Pull up over there.

I hate the ocean.

(device scanning)

You get anything?

Yeah, a bit.

There’s definitely something out there.

Call it in.

Yeah, it’s Gibson.

We’re gonna need a Situation Team in Oceanside right away.

(bell chimes)

Agent Gibson, and this is Agent Jones.

We’re from the government, and we’d like to ask you a few questions.

KATHLEEN: Okay.

Are your parents home?

No. No, they’re traveling in Europe.

Okay. And do you have any idea when they’ll be home?

Did he say your name was Jones?

Uh, yeah.

Was your father a scientist named George Jones?

Uh, was? No. George Jones is my father.

He’s not dead?

No, he’s, um… very much alive and well.

Can you reach him? Can… Can you reach your father?

What is this about? How do you know my father?

George Jones is the only one who can save the world.

How long have these been here?

. They started after my brother disappeared.

At least that’s what the agent said.

And what was his name?

Bryan. Bryan Beneventi.

(whispers) Bryan Beneventi.

And he said he was, uh, looking for me?

He was looking for your father to fix this.

He wanted to get back to you, to another version of you where my brother took him from.

These jumps are putting a cumulative strain on the fabric of space-time.

Eventually, I mean, this damage could be irreversible.

This is proof.

GIBSON: Situation Team is 15 minutes out.

We should get her out of the house.

Yeah.

No.

They’re gonna take it away.

Kathleen, we have to.

We have no idea what this is doing.

We’re going to have to study it.

He told me that your father said the universe would continue to decay if I didn’t get back.

He said it’s already in motion, and you said so yourself.

Look what’s happening.

You have to find your father.

He’s the only one who could fix this.

Bryan told me you wouldn’t realize it.

We can’t play around with this.

You’ve got to call your father.

That’s incredible.

It’s like the Debris is allowing her to shuffle between realities like a deck of cards.

Every time she uses the Debris, she plucks another card from the deck.

FINOLA: Yeah. Exactly.

GEORGE (on phone): Tell me about this partner.

His name is Bryan Beneventi.

She said he told her that the longer that she’s away from her reality, the quicker the universe will deteriorate.

Yeah, I suppose. Hypothetically, in order for Kathleen to return to her original reality, she would have to jump at the exact same time she and Shelby originally activated the Debris.

Hmm.

Yeah, but…

Something just doesn’t sit right with me.

Why, what’s wrong?

What this, um, Belefonte said, it doesn’t doesn’t make any sense.

I mean, essentially, it’s the exact opposite to what’s occurring right now.

And if the data set from Gibson’s is accurate, well, you definitely should not allow this girl to jump again.

I’m absolutely sure of that.

We’re already on shaky ground.

Is there any… any truth to what she is saying then?

I believe that any jump is going to destabilize the situation further.

And, in fact, any more jumps are going to…

It’s gonna cause irreversible damage.

She must accept that her brother’s gone.

FINOLA: Okay. The Situation Teams will be here soon.

All right. Be safe.

FINOLA: Where is Kathleen?

Wasn’t she outside with you?

Kathleen.

What do you think, Craig?

What?

I knew that name ring a bell.

You ready for this?

Bryan Beneventi is an actual person.

He was a marine in Afghanistan.

I was keeping my eye on him back during the conflict.

Well, in another reality, it seems he works here.

The guy was like a trouble magnet.

Like, I tried to talk to him, help him out, give him a hand.

He didn’t want to listen.

Now we see how that turned out.

He’s a war criminal.

For the best, I suppose.

That’s my brother.

That’s your partner… Bryan?

The other people can’t see us, but they did.

They can’t be far, right?

Because they saw us?

He saw me.

A reality close by.

Kathleen.

I can’t deny what I just witnessed, but my father thinks that the universe is in a state right now that cannot bear the uncertainty of you visiting the Debris again.

What are you saying?

I’m saying that you lied.

What you told us about my father was not true.

Stopping the degradation’s got nothing, nothing to do with you getting back to your original reality.

No, but you don’t understand me.

It’s my fault.

It’s not your fault.

It is my fault. I insisted.

It is not your fault.

I encouraged him to keep doing the jumps in the first place.

After the first time, he didn’t want to.

I made him.

And I have to fix this.

Kathleen!

Kathleen!

Kathleen!

Kathleen, no!

Sorry.

GRACE: Here’s a fun fact.

Do you know the first food astronauts ate in space?

What?

Applesauce in a tube, like toothpaste.

Sixty-eight percent of the apples we eat are grown here in Washington.

Looks like we’re here.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the ocean.

Hmm.

(device scanning)

You get anything?

Yeah, it’s clicking in high.

So much worse than the report suggested.

I’ll get set up out here.

Yeah.

Hey, we’re going to need an emergency Situation Team at this location.

We’re seeing heavy degradation.

I’m not sure what’s causing it.

We’re about to go inside, okay?

(doorbell chimes)

My name is Agent Finola Jones. I’m with the government.

I’m going to need for you to clear out the house.

I know. I know what’s happening.

We don’t have much time.

This isn’t the first time you’ve been here.

What are you talking about?

There’s a piece of Debris in sea.

My brother and I used it to jump into new realities.

We were separated. I’ve been trying to get back to him, and how the universe is breaking down.

In one of these realities, you have a partner named Bryan Beneventi.

Bryan’s with my brother, Shelby, and they are trying to fix the problems from where they are.

What’s your name?

Kathleen.

Kathleen, how do you know all of this?

Because I spoke to them.

They want to speak to you.

That’s him.

That’s my brother, and that’s your partner.

Bryan and Shelby have come across a lot of different versions of you and your father.

He told me that many of those Finolas were helping him find an answer to this.

“Bilateral deviation.”

Bilateral deviation.

Um… Do you have a pen?

(sighs) Bilateral deviation.

No, I don’t know.

(sighs) Bilateral deviation.

I don’t know.

Why does he keep saying that?

Has he said this before?

No.

How?

(sighs) God, um…

Okay, okay, um…

Okay, uh…

Okay, but…

I can’t… I don’t know.

What was that?

(Finola stammering)

No, it’s still within range. Hang on. Here’s Finola.

The team’s two minutes out.

Have you heard of, um, bilateral deviation?

No. What is that?

Okay.

It just might be the key to fixing all of this.

(helicopter approaching)

KATHLEEN: Please help me.

There’s no time.

We can make time.

How?

We can start over. You can come with me.

No, they are gonna shut it down.

We can fix this.

We can jump again, take what we’ve learned and get more time to figure out what to do before they take it.

We can fix this.

We’ll be okay.

Go.

MAN: House clear?

Yeah. Readings increase closer to the shore.

I think it’s in the water.

(sighs) Okay.

Pannenkoek! Get out of the way!

(horn honking)

(tires screeching)

(gasps)

(device chimes)

I think you to can put down the tablet, Finola.

It’s pretty clear where we need to go.

Wow. This is intense.

It’s obvious what’s going on here.

Alien invasion.

It’s not aliens.

Situation Team chopper is 10 minutes out.

You should call your father immediately.

He’ll know what to do.

My father’s dead.

What?

No!

I talked to him yesterday.

How did he die?

(latch clicks)

Kathleen.

(sighs) You remember.

Yeah.

KATHLEEN: Quickly.

They’re getting worse.

I’m scared.

Shelby and Bryan aren’t here this time.

What if it’s too late?

I have to call my father.

(phone vibrates)

Are you okay?

Yeah, I’m just looking at the satellite data from your location.

Can only imagine what you’re seeing.

Finola.

Are you all right?

FINOLA: Dad.

I’m, uh… Yeah.

(chuckles)

Yeah. Yeah, yeah. No, I’m okay.

Well, don’t worry, the team’s on its way to you now.

We’ll figure this out.

That’s the thing, I have.

I just don’t know how yet.

GEORGE: What do you mean?

Okay, you have to listen to me.

The Debris was triggered by a brother and sister who would jumping realities.

And the last time they jumped, they got separated, and they’ve been trying to get back to each other ever since.

How many jumps have they made?

I don’t know. I’m not sure.

But that’s the thing. There was an agent that is involved in this, he comes from one of the realities that the brother and sister visited.

He told me that there was another version of me from another reality that had almost figured out the answer, but reality was reset before I had the chance to give it to him.

He said it had something to do with bilateral deviation.

Now, I know that obviously “bilateral” has got something to do with two sides, and there were two twins who were trying to get back to each other, but…

All right. Well, you said this all started when these twins triggered in the Debris.

Yes. Yes.

Well, it’s starts with the two of them.

That caused the bilateral deviation from the reality.

Yes, yes, and…

(helicopter approaching)

The Situation Team’s here. You’re going to have to get them to stand down.

I need more time.

GEORGE: I can’t do that.

The situation’s too grave.

Dad?

Yes.

If you were never going to see me again, what would be the last thing that you would say to me?

No, don’t talk like that. You’re brilliant.

And we are gonna figure this out together.

But what would you say?

I would say, I love you.

I love you too.

I love you.

“Together.”

(helicopter approaching)

KATHLEEN: They’re here.

FINOLA: Yeah.

I think your brother and Bryan failed because we weren’t involved.

We hadn’t figured it out together.

Bilateral deviation.

Yeah.

You and your brother are two strands of the same reality that have become unraveled, and that has messed everything else up.

What do you mean?

You’ve been trying to get back to each other but separately.

But how can we jump together if we’re in different realities?

Because you both have to jump, but at the same time.

I thought we’d already tried that.

No, no, simultaneously.

Because it has to end the way it began, so we can get back to the beginning and repair the damage across all realities.

We have to find them.

Yes. Go.

FINOLA: Oh, they’re back!

All jump together.

Two minutes.

Okay.

Ready?

Three, two, one.

(watch beeps)

(pounding on door)

Finola.

MAN: The Situation Team is here.

Upstairs. I’m going to take her outside to get evaluated, okay?

MAN: All right.

(helicopter whirring)

Run.

When we jump and I get back to my reality, do you think we’re gonna remember it?

I don’t know. It happened before. Why?

This is something I really don’t want to forget, something my father said to me.

Hey. Thank you for helping me.

Yeah. Go.

SHELBY: Is it too late?

Mm-hmm.

I love the ocean.

You getting anything?

(device scanning)

Yeah. It’s faint.

But it’s definitely here.

Hi, there. I’m Agent Bryan Beneventi.

This is Finola Jones.

Hey.

We’re with the government.

We have a few questions for you.

I know.

It’s in the ocean, Bryan.

BRYAN: What is?

SHELBY: Come on in. I’ll tell you what I know.

Hey, Craig. It’s Vince at the Federal Grill.

I just want to confirm a reservation for this afternoon at 1:30.

I hope to see you then. Be good to see you.

Alexandra, did I miss a lunch appointment today?

ALEXANDRA: You had no lunch booked today.

Yeah, I didn’t think so.

Um, thanks. That’s all.

Okay.

And would you close the door behind you?

Yeah.

(line ringing)

JULIA: Hi. You’ve reached Julia’s voicemail.

Please leave a message.

(car door opens, closes)

(footsteps approaching)

(latch clicking)

Hey!

Julia?

No.

No, no, no, no, no…

(sighs)

(buzzer sounds)

Here you are, mate.

Oh! Up above, down below, too slow.

Come on, you can get it.

(tray clattering)

On report.

(lid slams)

(sighs)

Six.

Eight. Six. Eight.

Zero. Eight.

(buzzer sounds)

(cell door opens)

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