Fallout – S01E02 – The Target | Transcript

Dr. Wilzig develops a substance, flees with his dog CX404, and later dies to help Lucy reach Moldaver. Maximus betrays Titus; Howard uses CX404 to track Lucy.
Fallout - S01E02 - The Target

Season 1 Episode 2
Episode title: The Target
Original release date: April 10, 2024 (Prime Video)

Plot: In an Enclave facility, scientist Dr. Siggi Wilzig develops a mysterious blue substance before injecting it into his neck. He is forced to flee the facility after being caught raising an experimental dog, CX404, in secret. Lucy later encounters Wilzig, who urges her to return to Vault 33. Having begun their search, Maximus and Titus are attacked by a mutant animal, leaving Titus gravely wounded. Titus insults and threatens Maximus for failing to protect him, prompting Maximus to let him bleed to death and take his power armor. Lucy arrives in a town called Filly where she reunites with Wilzig, who is attempting to arrange safe passage to Moldaver. Howard ambushes them, seeking Wilzig’s bounty, but they escape when Maximus intervenes. A wounded CX404 is left behind, but Howard heals and utilizes him to track Lucy and Wilzig. Wilzig later ingests cyanide and tells Lucy that she has a better chance of reaching Moldaver if she only has to carry his head.

* * *

[♪ The Ink Spots: “Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall”]

[dogs whining]

♪ Into each life ♪

♪ Some rain must fall ♪

[puppy yelps]

♪ But too much is falling ♪

♪ In mine ♪


♪ Into each heart ♪

♪ Some tears must fall ♪

♪ But someday the sun ♪

♪ Will shine ♪

[dogs barking]

♪ Some folks can lose the blues ♪

♪ In their hearts ♪

♪ But when I think of you…

[doctor] May I?

♪ Another shower starts ♪

So good.

♪ Into each life ♪

♪ Some rain ♪

Come on.

♪ Must fall ♪

Thank you.

♪ But too much is falling in mine ♪

♪ Into each life ♪

♪ Some rain must fall ♪

♪ But too much ♪

♪ Too much is fallin’ in mine ♪

♪ Into each heart ♪

♪ Some tears must fall ♪

♪ But someday ♪

♪ The sun will shine ♪

♪ Some folks can lose…

Yes. Okay.

♪ The blues in their hearts ♪

♪ But when I think of you ♪

Hey, let’s look at this.

♪ Another ♪

♪ Shower starts ♪

Okay. Oh!

♪ Into each life ♪

♪ Some rain must fall ♪


♪ But too much ♪

[CX404 whimpers]

♪ Is fallin’ in mine…



Sit. Sit.

♪ Every life ♪

Good girl.

♪ Some rain has got to fall ♪

♪ But too much of that stuff is ♪

Come on.

♪ Fallin’ ♪


♪ Into mine…

Is that a good place for you?

♪ And into each heart ♪

♪ Some tears gotta fall ♪

♪ But I know that someday that sun is bound to shine ♪

♪ Some folks can lose ♪

♪ The blues in their hearts ♪

♪ But when I think of you ♪

♪ Another shower starts ♪

♪ Into each life ♪

♪ Some rain must fall ♪

♪ But too much is ♪

♪ Fallin’ in mine ♪♪

[dark, dramatic music playing]


[device buzzes, whirrs]



[CX404 whines]

It’s okay.

[“Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall” resumes] ♪ Some folks can lose ♪

♪ The blues in their hearts ♪

♪ But when I think of you ♪

♪ Another shower starts ♪


♪ Into each life ♪

Get in there. Go on.

Get in your bed. ♪ Some rain must fall ♪

♪ But too much ♪


♪ Is fallin’ in mine ♪♪

[door opens]

[ominous music playing]

What is that?

[muffled, indistinct conversation]


[alarm blares]

[man screaming]

[CX404 growling]


[CX404 growls]

[alarm wailing]

[intense music playing]

Go, go, go, go, go, go.

[♪ Bing Crosby: “Don’t Fence Me In”]

♪ Oh, give me land, lots of land ♪

♪ Under starry skies above ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪

♪ Let me ride through the wide open country ♪

♪ That I love ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪

♪ Let me be by myself ♪

♪ In the evenin’ breeze ♪

♪ And listen to the murmur ♪

♪ Of the cottonwood trees ♪

♪ Send me off forever ♪

♪ But I ask you, please ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪

♪ Just turn me loose ♪

♪ Let me straddle my old saddle ♪

♪ Underneath the Western skies ♪

[sighs] The heck? ♪ On my Cayuse ♪

♪ Let me wander over yonder ♪

♪ Till I see the mountains rise ♪

♪ I want to ride to the ridge ♪

♪ Where the West commences ♪

♪ And gaze at the moon ♪

♪ Till I lose my senses ♪

♪ And I can’t look at hobbles ♪

♪ And I can’t stand fences ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪

♪ Let me be by myself ♪

♪ In the evenin’ breeze ♪

♪ And listen to the murmur ♪

♪ Of the cottonwood trees ♪

♪ Send me off forever ♪

♪ But I ask you, please ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪♪

[haunting music playing]

[“Don’t Fence Me In” resumes] ♪ Just turn me loose ♪

♪ Let me straddle my old saddle ♪

♪ Underneath the Western skies ♪

♪ On my Cayuse ♪

♪ Let me wander ♪

[Lucy] A teepee of tinder

♪ Over yonder till I see the mountains rise…

for the tiniest kinder

inside a kindling-cabin for old Abe Lincoln.

♪ I want to ride to the ridge ♪


♪ Where the West commences ♪

♪ And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses ♪

♪ And I can’t look at hobbles ♪

♪ And I can’t stand fences ♪

♪ Don’t fence me in ♪

♪ No ♪

♪ Papa, don’t you fence me in ♪♪

[low growling]

[creature chittering]


[creature squeals]

[roach shrieking]

[suspenseful music playing]


Before the war, people joked about cockroaches surviving a nuclear blast.

But they didn’t merely survive.

They improved.


Enlarged thorax to ward off attack.

Extended antennae in order to hunt in packs.

Incisors to help ingest larger prey.

Such as yourself.

You should know better than to light a fire after dark.

Sir, I’m looking for my father.

He was, uh, kidnapped by this woman named Moldaver.

Have you seen her?

Listen, you need to go home, miss.

Vault dwellers are an endangered species here.

You come from a world of rules, of laws.

This place is indifferent to all of that.

I do not think you would be willing to do what it takes to survive up here.

I’m not going back without my dad.

If you insist on staying, then you will have to adapt.

Question is will you still want the same things…

…when you have become a different animal altogether?

Four, come.

Who are you?

[creature growling in distance]

[indistinct radio chatter]

My lord Titus.

I see you went with the tempered lining.

On the T-60.

Does that-that help with mobility?

[distorted] Clean that.

[tense music playing]

♪ ♪

Set us down.

I’m bored and I want to shoot something.

No, my lord, we were assigned to search a town called Filly.

We’re still miles from…

Oh, God. Oh…





♪ ♪



[creature roars in distance]

Look, my lord.

They were here. A man.

And a dog.

The target.

Yes, they were…

[creature growls in distance]

[distorted] Fuck.

♪ ♪

Go see if the target’s in there.

But-but, my l-my lord, I-I don’t have armor.

You earn the suit through acts of bravery.

This is an act of bravery.

But-but my lord, I…

An order, my squire.


See anything?

What’s the problem, dipshit?

[creature growling softly]

Oh, fuck!



Oh, fuck. Bear!



Holy shit.


Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!

Oh, fuck!

No, no, no, no!

Fuck, fuck, fuck!

Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck!


[eerie music playing]


Whoa! Help!

Oh! Help!

Help me!

Oh! Shoot it!

Shoot it!


Shoot it!

[Titus sighs]


Fuck. Fuck.


Get this fucking thing off me.


Help me.

Oh, fuck.


[normal voice] Oh, fuck.

Fuck. Fuck this sh…


Where were you?


This fucking place.

There’s always something to ruin your fuckin’ day.

This wasteland fucking sucks.

The clerics, too. With their bullshit.

Sending me on stupid missions for remnants that turn out to be… a fucking toaster oven.

You know what you could do with a fucking toaster oven?

Do you have any idea? [chuckles]


Get me a stimpak.

What the fuck are you doing, man?

Can you get me a fucking stimpak instead of just standing there?

I’m asking you for a stimpak and you’re looking at me… you’re looking at me like you don’t know what the fuck to do.

I got a two-ton irradiated bear on my back, and you’re standing there…

You stupid motherfucker, you know this is all your fault.

[ominous music playing]

You know what they do to squires that don’t do their fucking job?

They string you up… Maximus, by your, uh, lungs, and they, uh, they hang you… and let the vultures come get you.


That’s what they’re gonna do to you.


You got to be the worst fuckin’ squire there is.

This is all your fault.

You dumb motherfucker, you.


[coughing] Get me a stimpak.

Get me a stimpak!

I can’t breathe. [coughs]

[coughing continuing]

It is a knight’s duty to better this fallen world.

You don’t deserve that armor.

Oh, you think you do?


You fuck.

They’ll kill you for this. You…

Not if I bring back the target.



[metal banging]

Work, damn you!

[Lucy] Hi, hello! Excuse me.

Excuse me!


May I approach?

I ain’t got weapons.


Or money.

It’s okay, I just want to ask you for directions.



I’m-I’m a little lost.


What’s that you’re working on?

It’s meant to be a water filter.

No matter how much sand I put in it, I just get more sand.

Well, h… have you tried water for the water filter?

You got water?

Oh, uh, would you like a sip?


[continues guzzling]

Uh… sorry. Uh, s-sir,

I actually… I might…

I need that.

Yeah, me too.

Thank you.

Somebody hands you a bottle of clean water, you drink it.

Even if you’re not thirsty, you drink it.

Much as you can, anyway.


Uh, you haven’t happened to have seen a group pass by with a prisoner, did you?


You headed to Filly?

W-What’s Filly?

A town.

It’s over that hill.

Never been, myself.

You’ve never been over that hill?

Nah. It’s too dangerous.

People get killed in Filly all the time.

That’s where my daddy got killed, anyway.

Couple brothers, too.

Had a aunt as well.

She got killed there once.

I’m sorry to hear that.

Oh, thank you.

Sounds dangerous.

Or you just stay here.

Live with me.

Could use a family. It helps with all the work.


I-I’m okay, but, uh, thank you so much for the advice.

I’m real sick. Think I’m dying.


You wouldn’t have to put up with me for too long.

This could all be yours!

I’m okay.

Uh, thank you.

You’re a good person for not shooting me with that gun.

Oh, it was really no problem.


[dramatic music playing]

♪ ♪

[suit whirring]

[♪ Betty Hutton: “It’s a Man”]

♪ Girls ♪

♪ Girls ♪

♪ Watch out, watch out ♪


♪ There’s a two-legged animal ♪

♪ Running about ♪

♪ If it smokes a great big cigar ♪

♪ And it hangs around at a bar ♪

[distorted laughing]

♪ If it tells the biggest lies ♪

♪ Wears the loudest ties ♪


♪ It’s a man ♪


♪ If it walks, if it talks ♪


♪ If its habits are a little bit peculiar ♪


♪ If it brags and tries to make you think it’s wonderful ♪

♪ Be on the lookout, don’t let it fool ya ♪

♪ But if it makes the moon up on high ♪

♪ More than just a light in the sky ♪

Wow. ♪ If it kisses you ♪

♪ And you find you like it too ♪

[chortles] Yes. ♪ Grab it ♪

Yes! ♪ It’s a man…

[whoops] Fuck yeah!

[music stops]

[man screaming, wailing in distance]

I was doing nothing wrong!



[farmer] That’s right.

[man shouting]

No, stop hitting me!

[farmer] I’m gonna fucking kill you, you son of a bitch.

You fucking hear me?

Unhand me, you fascist! No!


I’m gonna fucking murder you.


I’m gonna throttle your fuckin’ ass!

[Maximus] Unhand him.

That’s gonna be it.

This is the end of your fuckin’ days…

I said unhand him.


[both men panting]

Oh. Oh…

Ooh. Ooh.

Oh. Oh.

[laughs] Oh! Oh!

How the tables turn!

Thank you, Mr. Metal Man.

Much obliged to you.

And as for you, you stupid rube… not the first time I’ve been persecuted for my scientific curiosity.

[chickens clucking]


Have a really bad day, sir. Toodles.

You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman.

You should be commended.


I’m sorry, okay?

Don’t-don’t murder me.

It’s just…

The guy was fucking my chickens.

[Maximus] Okay.

On your way, citizen.

[“It’s a Man” resumes] ♪ Grab it ♪

♪ Hold it ♪

♪ For it’s a man ♪♪

[atmospheric music playing]

♪ ♪


Hello there.

My name is…

[indistinct chatter]

[goats bleating]

[barker] Everything you need to get by in the Wasteland.

We got genuine, undiluted…

[indistinct chatter continues]



Excuse me.

This a good one, this a good one.

This’ll keep ’em away.

No, thank you.

Dog meat!

Fresh iguana.

Can I interest you in some iguana?

Oh, uh… I’m okay, thank you.

Um, have you seen this man?

Dog meat!

Oh, uh, I’m okay, thank you.

[clamoring, indistinct chatter continuing]

♪ ♪

♪ ♪


[townsman] Goddamn maggot!


Oh, sorry.



[ominous music playing]

Uh… hi there.

I noticed that you have an assortment of Vault-Tec equipment.


And, uh, well, because these items technically belong to Vault-Tec… [chuckles] it would be safe to assume that you do business with criminals.

Not judging you.

Don’t imagine there’s that many other options up here.

But I’m actually looking for one criminal in particular.

Holy shit.

You’re an actual vault dweller.

I am.


I thought all you sardine-fucking dipshits were dead. Barv!

Get in here. You got to see this.


ma’am, the raider I’m looking for is about five-foot-nine.


A woman in her 50s, I think.


Goes by the name of Moldaver.

Barv, get in here. You…

[tense music playing]

Get back to your fucking room, Barv.


I take it you know who she is.

[sighs] Everyone knows who Moldaver is.

Get out of here, vault dweller.

Ma’am, this Moldaver broke into my vault, took my dad, and-and killed…

And I’m telling you you’re gonna go through a whole lot worse if you stay around here. Trust me.

I can tell by looking at you.

Clean hair. [clicks tongue]

Nice teeth. [smacks lips] Mm.

And all ten fingers.

Must be nice.

Well, I know that it can’t have been easy for you up here, what with all the murder and-and the dirt.

But the mission of the vaults should be important to everyone.

And why is that?

Well, uh…

Well, you see, the idea is, um… that… we’re going to… save America.


And when exactly were you planning on saving America?

The vaults were nothing more than a hole in the ground for rich folks to hide in while the rest of the world burned.

We vault dwellers recognize, uh, and are grateful for the privileged position we were born into, and…

You know what folks up here say about the vaults?


Fuck the vaults.


Okay, well, uh…

Thank you for your help, ma’am.

[intriguing music playing]

[indistinct chatter]

[doctor] Okay, you can go in. Go on.

[CX404 barks]



You again, miss.

Really think you should go home. You are not safe here.

[sighs] That’s what people keep telling me.

No one understands my situation.

You come from Vault 33.

Your primary crop is corn.

You have a Telesonic projector in your farm.

It loops images of the Nebraskan countryside.

You’ve been brought up in a meritocracy, where people pride themselves on doing the right thing.

I think I know enough to know you need to go home.

Who are you?

And how do you know so much…

[Ma June] Hey.

You Wilzig?

Let’s get you inside.

I told you to get the fuck out of here.

[Ghoul] Wilzig.

[vocalist yodeling]

Now, you wouldn’t happen to be a doctor, would you?

‘Cause I happen to be looking for one.

You know your kind ain’t welcome here.

Well, maybe not.

But I’m gonna make myself welcome.

Now, last night a bounty came in through all six agencies.

A hefty price on the head of a man that fits the description of that fella right there.

Now, I may not know much, but I do know a bidding war when I see one.


But I’ve been paid a whole lot of caps to provide this man safe transport out of Filly.

Aah! [groaning]

Change of plans, I guess.

[Ma June] I got a thousand bottle caps for whoever kills that fucker!

But you don’t get shit if I kill him first.

♪ ♪

[dramatic music playing]


Damn, y’all done got me working up a appetite.



[townsman screams]


Well, I’d offer you one of these cherry tomatoes, but you got a hole in your neck.

[gunfire continuing]


[gunfire continuing in distance]

Come on.

[gunfire continuing]


Ow! Aah! [groaning]

For the tomatoes.

[slow, suspenseful music playing]

[Ma June groaning]

Wilzig. [groans]

[Wilzig groaning]

[CX404 growling]


[CX404 whimpers]

[Wilzig] No! No, please.

[Wilzig groaning]


I’m going to have to ask you to leave him alone.

Now, I acknowledge that I’m unfamiliar with your circumstances.

But, at first glance, your treatment of this man appears unfair, and I’m obliged to intervene.


Now, if your instinct is to harm me, as a person simply trying to deescalate a conflict, then I’ll have to assume, of the two of you, you are likely the primary aggressor.

In which case, I think everyone in this town would agree that force is justified.

Unless you willingly stand down now.

Fucking vault dwellers. Geez.


[grunts softly]

[sighs] Well, now, that is a very small drop in a very, very large bucket of drugs.

[weapon cocks]

[Maximus] [distorted] She said stand down, Ghoul.

[jets whirring]

Knight Titus of the Brotherhood of Steel. Stand down or be cut down.

You got to be fucking kidding me.


[suspenseful music playing]


[bullet ricochets]

[gun clicking]






Listen, that man is important. I’ve been sent here to find him.

Get him inside and keep him there until I’ve dealt with the Ghoul.

Okay. Thank you.

[cackling] Yeah.

[Wilzig groaning]

[Ma June grunting]

Come on.



[chuckles] Eh.

Well, I’d say come up here and get me, but it’s hard to walk upstairs when you’re wearing a 12-piece cast-iron skillet set.


[Ma June grunting]

Gonna need a new foot, Barv!

Trying to eat my beans, but okay.

[Wilzig] Aah! Aah!

God, God, God, God, God, God, God…


I can still make this trip.

You’ll be lucky if you can make it to fucking breakfast.

The foot, Barv!

[Barv] I’m looking for the foot.

We got a whole crate under the box with the defibrillators.

[Barv] You keep moving things around without telling me.

I don’t mean to interrupt, but… was that a knight?



Wasn’t under the defibrillators. Just saying.

I’m sorry for yelling. Been shot in the leg.

Aw, eh, you’d yell at me either way.

[device cranking]

[Wilzig] Uh…




Holy moly.

[device powers down]

[Wilzig panting]

She can take me.


[Wilzig whimpering]

If you think this little thing can haul your limping ass across the Wasteland, you may not be as smart as people say you are.

Do you have anyone else you can trust in this town?


Hey, daddy’s girl.

I need you to take this man here to my client.

Oh, uh, thank you, uh, but I’m really only here to find my dad. Uh…

Besides, no offense, but you’re in no condition to travel.

My client goes by the name of Lee Moldaver.

Now, you ain’t getting near Moldaver without something to bargain with, and delivering this guy right here is your best option.

[Lucy] Well, what does Moldaver want with you? I mean, she steals dads!


Do you want your dad back or not, kid?




Gosh damn it, okay! Uh…

Now, here. This is where you’re gonna find Moldaver.

She and her kind hole up across the Shithole.

What’s the Shithole?

Uh, well, just-just get to the coordinates.

You know, rads move pretty quick in and out through there, so you’re gonna need to move fast if you want to keep your skins.

All right. I can do this.

Yes. You can do this, sure, you can. You are a vault dweller, true to your word.


This really… this could… may-maybe work.

You really mean that?


[Ma June] Go.


Go! Get out the back. Hurry!


[groans] Goddamn, that hurt.

[cries out]


[vocalist yodeling]

Oh, shit. Uh…


Well, I guess basic training ain’t what it used to be.

‘Cause you drive that thing like a fucking shopping cart.


Rule number one: read the manual.

[alarm blaring]

[Maximus panting]

Whoa, whoa…

No, no, no!

Oh, no! [grunts]

[crying out]


[salesman] Serums to energize.

Serums to invigorate.

Serums to heal your feet.

[jets whooshing]

Serums for pain.

[Wilzig groans]

Foot-healing serums!

Serums that will make you grow an entire new foot.


[Maximus crying out]


[sinister music playing]

♪ ♪

[CX404 whimpers]


[contemplative music playing]

[whimpers softly]



[percussive music playing]

[haunting music playing]

♪ ♪


This will have to do.

[Lucy] It says here we have about 20 miles left to go. How’s your new…? Oh.

Oh, golly.


Holy moly.

I’m not going to make it.

Listen, I don’t know who you are or how you know the things that you do, but you are going to get across that wasteland.

And we’re gonna do it together.


That’s a promise.

No, you see, I’ve just taken a cyanide pill.


Vault-Tec Plan D.

It was the most humane product that Vault-Tec ever made.

It was quick, painless.

T-Tasted like banana. I… I was surprised it wasn’t more popular.

People are going to come after you.

You’ll need to move quickly.

You can change the future if you can bring me to Moldaver.

But how am I gonna bring you if you’re…

No, not-not my whole body. [groans]

Just my head.



I took the pill so that it would be less taxing for you to go through with it.

It’ll be easier if you carry my head instead of dragging my whole body.


You’re asking me to… just…

Please. I’m begging you.

And this is the only way to get your dad back.

I knew I could trust you.

You are a vault dweller.

But if you’re going to survive up here…

…you need to start acting like a surface dweller.

Okay… Ms. MacLean?

How do you know my name?



♪ ♪

[music stops]

[device vibrates]

[♪ The Ink Spots: “I Don’t Want to Set the World on Fire”]

Okey dokey.

♪ I don’t ♪

♪ Want to set the world ♪



♪ On fire ♪

♪ I just want to start ♪

♪ A flame in your ♪

♪ Heart… ♪

♪ In my heart ♪

♪ I have but one ♪

♪ Desire… ♪

♪ And that one is you ♪

♪ No other will do ♪

♪ I’ve lost all ambition ♪

♪ For worldly acclaim ♪

♪ I just want to be the one you love ♪

♪ And with your admission ♪

♪ That you feel the same ♪

♪ I’ll have reached the goal I’m dreaming of ♪

♪ Believe me ♪

♪ I don’t want to set the world ♪

♪ On fire ♪

♪ I just want to start ♪

♪ A flame in your heart ♪

♪ I don’t want to set the world on fire, honey ♪

♪ I love you too much ♪

♪ I just want to start ♪

♪ A great big flame ♪

♪ Down in your heart ♪

♪ You see ♪

♪ Way down inside of me ♪

♪ Darling, I have only one desire ♪

♪ And that one desire is you ♪

♪ And I know ♪

♪ Nobody else ain’t gonna do ♪

♪ I don’t want to set the world ♪

♪ On fire… ♪

♪ I just want to start ♪

♪ A flame ♪

♪ In your heart ♪♪


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