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A group on Mars takes drastic measures. Margo grapples with a new assignment
For All Mankind - S04E07 - Crossing the Line

For All Mankind
Season 4 Episode 7
Episode Title: Crossing the Line
Original release date: December 22, 2023

Episode plot summary: The episode “Crossing the Line” intricately portrays multiple instances of literal and metaphorical boundary transgressions within the context of a labor strike at Happy Valley. Initially, management accuses workers of contractual breaches, while workers counter with safety and wage concerns. The negotiation is chaotic, with only Massey attempting meaningful dialogue amidst a tumultuous shouting match. The episode delves into the workers’ and management’s series of escalating provocations, leading to a disastrous explosion caused by bypassing a safety regulator, which the management labels as terrorism. This accusation escalates to discussions of martial law enforcement on Mars. Amidst these tensions, Dev offers a settlement that tempts most workers back, ending the strike. Meanwhile, on Earth, personal and political lines are crossed as characters grapple with their roles and relationships, culminating in Dev’s dramatic plan to redefine the future of Mars and its inhabitants.

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[people shouting]

[Palmer] You’re all in violation of your Helios contract!

Every penny lost will be docked from your pay.

It is right here in black and white.

That is such bullshit, Palmer.

Helios is a nonunion shop.

Any strike is grounds for immediate termination.

Then fire us. See how easy it is to do literally anything up here without us.

[Ed] Fair is fair.

These guys put their asses on the line every single day.

That’s rich coming from you, Ed. They deserve…

I can still hear you whining about how most of these people aren’t even qualified to be up here in the first place.

But now you’re all what? Down with the common man?

Don’t try to make this about me, Dani.

You know as well as I do that Helios, NASA, Roscosmos and all the other M-7 countries, they don’t give two shits about these workers.

Commander Poole, we are the ones who transformed this base from a couple of habs into a viable mining colony.

And all we are asking is for you to honor the deal.

If we let that rock go to Earth’s orbit, most of our jobs are gone within a year.

[workers murmuring]

What if Helios offered you some kind of… [stammers] …guaranteed retraining?

[murmuring continues] Right?

More education, an opportunity for you… [scoffs]

Forgive us. Forgive us.

We’ve heard that one before. It’s never anything but bullshit.

Listen, if you want your cryo center to start making the fuel you need to launch for Goldilocks, if you want your cargo to get unloaded from Phoenix, if you want your habitation units to be constructed or your food prepared, we…

I have gone out of my way to address your concerns.

Yes, there is some uncertainty about the future.

Yes, this asteroid is forcing us to do things quick, fast and in a hurry.

But we have got to restart that cryo center ASAP.

We need to pump 125 tons of liquid argon to get Ranger out to Goldilocks and push her onto the right path.

And so far, we’ve only got 44 tons.

We are running out of time.

And every day you keep dragging your feet is another day closer to letting Goldilocks get away for good.

And then we all lose.

Is that what you want?

No, what we want is…

We want for you to get off your goddamn throne and give us what’s fair.

Just how far are you willing to take this, Ed?

The question is how much are you willing to lose?

[people murmuring]

These strikers are as driven as any I’ve seen.

And I’ve seen my share.

We cannot allow the progress we made in Leningrad to go to waste because of this… this tantrum.

You’re preaching to the choir, Irina.

I got the president asking every hour if this damn thing’s been resolved yet.

Korzhenko is the same. We must bring this to resolution.

Well, they’re not budging, especially on their biggest demand.

This insane idea that they want Goldilocks to wind up in Mars orbit, which is non-negotiable for us.

And for us.

There’s only one way I see forward.

We go around them.

Order our cosmonauts, your astronauts to restart the fuel generators immediately.

Well, they’re not exactly trained on that equipment.

They’re engineers. This is the only way.

If Helios will not help us, we’ll have to help ourselves.

You said they’d cave in a couple of sols.

And it’s been a week. Shut up, you pussy.

You thought this would be easy? Gotta hold our ground, man.

He’s right. Our power is in sticking together.

They start peeling us off, this whole thing crumbles.

Look, I came up here to earn.

And all I know is right now, I’m not earning nothing.

Yeah, well, neither are they. And they’re starting to panic.

[workers murmuring]

We have to hold the course here. [Sam] Right. You gotta be strong.

[worker 1] You heard what Palmer said. They’re gonna shitcan all of us.

[worker 2] They can’t. There’s no time.

Listen up. I just heard they’re gonna try to start the fuel gennies themselves.

[workers clamoring]

Yeah, they’re trying to fuck us. Are we gonna let that happen?

[worker 3] Hell no! [workers] No! No!

Where are all the suits?

Guys, look at this.

[Danielle] So you’re telling me there are no other accessible suits

on this entire base?

Yes, ma’am. And they used the rovers to block the air locks at the fuel plant.

It’s a clever move. You gotta give it to ’em.

[Danielle scoffs]

We gotta get creative. Right?

How are we gonna solve this?

We have to get back over to that cryo center or we’re not gonna have enough fuel when it comes time to get Goldilocks.

It’s just too far a distance for any sort of improvised pressure suit.

And it’s gonna take too long to make a new one from scratch.

[Danielle] Just stop.

Here we are on the cusp of grabbing something that could change everything for a lot of people, and we just can’t get out of our own goddamn way.

All right. Well, what if we went under instead of over?

[grunting, panting]

Oh!

Smells nice.

That’d be the gray water from the composting tanks.

[grunts]

Well, it’s a little tight, but I think it can work.

You sure they don’t know about this?

Uh, it wouldn’t even occur to them that we’d drain the water feed pipe to the cryo center and then belly crawl people over there.

[Palmer] But it’s gonna take at least 12 hours to fully drain it.

[Danielle] Well, then we better get started.

ROSCOSMOS

[in Russian] Good morning, Miss Madison.

Good morning, Pasha.

[Irina] We are working with the Americans to resolve the issues with the transgressing workers.

[executive] I would not trust the Americans.

Helios pretends to be an international company but it is based in Houston, right next to NASA.

They serve the interests of Gore and his lackeys.

[laughs]

What is so funny?

I have met Dev Ayesa and I promise you he cares more about his own interests than America’s.

Margo is right. Our intelligence conveys the same.

Now, while the strike is brought to a close, all efforts must continue to ensure the safe capture of this asteroid and its return to Earth’s orbit under Margo Madison’s direction.

Thank you, Director Morozova. [clears throat]

We have updated 2003LC’s projected trajectory, and Tatyana has now calculated the optimal intercept for Ranger.

She’s done some brilliant work.

[Irina] Very good.

That will be all.

The meeting is adjourned. Everyone is dismissed.

Margo Madison… stay behind, please.

[door closes]

[in English] The strike will end one way or another.

And we have reached the point where interfacing directly and in person with the American capture team is necessary.

A representative of Roscosmos must go to Houston to finalize the negotiations.

I agree. And I’ll do everything I can to help prepare them for the trip. So…

President Korzhenko has requested for you to do this.

Uh, I’m sorry?

We have negotiated diplomatic immunity for you for entire time you’re there.

They cannot touch you. They cannot arrest you.

I don’t… [stammers] No, no.

I… I can’t go back. That was not part of our agreement.

The agreement has changed.

It is imperative to the president that we send our most capable representative.

Oh, come on.

The only reason Korzhenko wants me to go back is so he can stick a finger in Gore’s eye.

Perhaps.

But still it would be wise to accept the request.

[Chase] Uh, now, we’re gonna do a deep dive on this. This stuff with…

Do I need to say 2003LC?

Let’s just go with Goldilocks.

Very interested to hear your POV,

and honestly, just what you were thinking when you saw her.

Uh, saw who?

Moscow Margo. [bell rings]

Back from commercial in ten, nine, eight…

I’m not here to talk about Margo Madison.

…six, five… You’ll be great.

…four, three…

[mouthing] …one, and…

Good evening. Welcome to America Now. I’m Zoey Chase.

Later tonight, a car bomb explodes at the Kingdom Center tower in Riyadh as the civil war in Saudi Arabia continues to rage.

But first, joining me now in an exclusive interview is Aleida Rosales from Helios Aerospace who worked side by side with Margo Madison, the woman majority leader Feinstein has called the worst traitor in American history.

Aleida, welcome.

[clears throat] Thank you, Zoey.

Uh, I look forward to discussing the asteroid 2003LC and…

We’ll get to that. First, tell me about Margo Madison.

For so long she’d been listed amongst the dead of the Johnson Space Center bombing.

Did you know that she was alive?

[stammering] No, of-of course not.

She fucking sandbagged me. Barely even asked me about the asteroid.

[Aleida] Seven other people were never found.

Do you think they’re hiding in Russia too?

And how are you feeling about her proposed return to Houston?

I’m sorry?

Our source at the State Department is saying she’ll be granted diplomatic immunity while here.

I thought… [clears throat] …I thought she wouldn’t be allowed back into the country.

[Chase] No one did. But you came up under her at NASA.

Her defection couldn’t have come out of nowhere.

I mean, I had…

Did you have a sense that she was working for the Soviets behind the scenes?

You know what I get a sense of? That you’re a… [bleep] …hack of a reporter.

Okay. Give me that. You’re… [bleep]…not doing this, okay…

[TV switches off]

Mom, I…

It was just starting to get good. [Aleida sighs]

[Victor sighs]

How you doing?

[Aleida] I’m fine.

The interview wasn’t that bad.

In fact, my brother texted me saying how much he loved it when you flipped her off as you were leaving. [laughs]

I did? Yeah.

I mean, he said it was all fuzzed out, but, uh…

[Victor chuckles]

[Aleida sighs]

This will all blow over in no time.

I don’t care about the interview, Vic.

It’s her. Margo.

When I first saw her…

I was so happy she was alive. You know?

I couldn’t believe it.

But now that she’s coming back, I just… I wish she was still dead… but she’s not.

She’s coming back.

She’s coming back here.

I know. It’s insane.

You gotta do something.

What can I do? Oh, I don’t know.

Maybe take a cue from the folks up on Mars.

Push back.

[Mars FIDO 1] Hopper 3, Phoenix, you’re clear to disengage.

[Mars FIDO 2] Clearing clean separation. You are clear of docking zone.

We have a good transponder mark and you are clear to maneuver.

[Mars FIDO 1] Happy Valley flight control has your landing at beacon 1-5.

[pilot] Phoenix, Hopper 3 reading you five by five.

Board is green and we’re on track for nominal entry at 0217.

Zero down range. EDL surge on.

Almost through the chop, folks.

[Mars FIDO 1] You’ve got a good acceleration profile and excellent engine performance.

Squeeze my hand. You’re doing so good.

Hey, little man. What you’re feeling now is just turbulence as we enter Mars’s atmosphere. Same as on an airplane.

[pilot] Looks like we’re through the rough patch.

Smooth sailing from here on in.

We’ll be on the surface in a few minutes, folks.

You see that canyon down there?

That’s Valles Marineris.

It is four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, and our new home is at the bottom of it.

[Mars FIDO 1] Hopper 3, you’re clear for final approach on beacon 1-5.

[pilot] Roger that. Hopper 3 is clear for final approach on beacon 1-5.

Welcome to Happy Valley.

Danielle. [both chuckle]

And you must be the young Luke Skywalker.

[Alex] It’s Alex, Mrs. Poole.

[Danielle] Okay. [speaks indistinctly]

And you may be our youngest crew member, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have high expectations for you.

[Danielle speaks indistinctly] …grown so much since the last time I saw you.

[Palmer] Sir.

Welcome.

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am to have you here.

I, uh, wish there was a little bit more of a welcome, but, uh, with the strike…

It’s fine. I prefer it this way.

[Palmer] We haven’t quite figured out… [Danielle] Give me a sec, Kel.

…how to get everyone’s stowed gear off the transport.

If you’d like to come with me, I can show you your quarters, maybe give you a tour around the facilities… Belay that, XO.

You and me, we need to talk. There have been some new developments.

This way.

[Palmer] Welcome.

Palmer here will, uh, get you anything you need and show you to your quarters.

Welcome.

Here. Let me get that for you.

Thank you. [strains] Here we go.

All right. Follow me.

Mommy. Where’s Poppy?

Oh, I’m sure he just got a little delayed…

[Ed] Kel!

[chuckles] Dad.

Hey.

[Ed sighs]

Sorry, I’m a little late.

There’s my grandson.

Alex, it’s Poppy. [Ed] Hey.

You wanna give Poppy a hug, kiddo?

No?

He gets like this sometimes. Probably just a little overwhelmed.

Yeah, well, that makes sense.

That’s okay, buddy.

[Ed, Kelly chuckle]

Come on, you two. Let’s get you settled then.

Okay.

[Ed] Ah, Palmer. Finally useful. [Kelly chuckles]

[Dev] That’s quite the view.

Look, I know this is all new and exciting for you, but right now we’re working on a way to get over to the cryo center.

We’ve got a crisis on our hands.

And it’s not just a NASA problem or an M-7 problem.

These are your workers.

They’ve got legitimate grievances against your company.

So I’d like to know how you plan to proceed.

I am considering my options.

You’ve had plenty of time to consider your options.

We gotta get this thing resolved now.

Or that asteroid becomes a distant memory.

Thank you for showing me to my quarters, Commander Poole.

Much appreciated.

[Danielle sighs]

Dev, I know you’re used to being in charge, but when you’re up here on my base, what I say goes. Clear?

Crystal.

[Dimitri] In. [Alex inhales]

Out. [exhales]

Good. Now other side.

Mm-hmm.

Mm-hmm. Good.

I’d like to run some blood work.

Don’t worry. Not today.

Did you know I worked with your father for two and a half years?

Even right here.

Did you like him?

I liked him very much.

He loved playing games, and he would always beat me.

He would find anything around, nuts, bolts, candy for the queen, and use them as chess pieces.

I know chess.

I thought you might.

Maybe we could play? [chuckles]

He’s doing quite well.

Low gravity suits him.

Comparing his charts from Houston, both his blood pressure and respiration are actually stronger.

He’s more at home here than on Earth.

Thank you, Dima.

So good to see you again.

Both of you.

You too.

[astronauts, cosmonauts grunting]

[Palmer] Keep moving. Stay together.

[astronaut 1] Christ. This feels like the longest 800 meters on Mars.

[Palmer] If you’d rather walk out there without a suit on, be my guest.

[astronaut 2] It’s okay, Jennings. You get scared, I’ll hold your hand.

Fuck off, Bishop.

[Palmer] Quit yakking and keep moving.

[devices beeping]

Ops-Com, Entry Team 1, we have reached the main fuel generator control.

Good.

Mr. Howard.

Run a systems check and have them bring everything back up online.

Entry Team 1, Ops-Com, you are good to proceed with reactivation of argon liquefaction and methane generation.

Time to start making some of that sweet, sweet galactic go-juice.

[jazz music playing]

How is it?

Good. Yeah?

Real good.

I don’t know. I feel like it’s, um, it’s missing something.

Yeah.

Can’t quite put my finger on it.

[both laugh]

[Ed] Oh, wow.

Oh, you done good, kiddo.

[laughs]

Oh, yeah. [laughs]

Oh, yeah.

You want some of this, buddy? No, thank you.

[Ed] Oh. It’s the best. You’re gonna love it. You gotta try this.

Oh, there you go. Yeah.

Now mix it up.

You gotta mix it.

Why’d you do that?

It was cheese.

[Kelly sighs]

I’m trying to broaden his horizons a little bit.

Well, maybe before you do that, you can actually try to get to know him a little bit,

instead of playing Norma Rae.

I’m trying here. Okay? Are you?

[stammers] Cut me some slack here, kiddo. I’m-I’m-I’m fighting for something here.

I’m Helios too.

So come fight with us.

With me.

You’re being so myopic. There’s more than one way to see this.

Aleida Rosales, she worked a miracle in Leningrad.

Okay. She came up with something that will change our planet forever.

Yeah. And it’ll end everything we worked for on this one.

There will still be a robust research presence here.

They’re not just gonna fold up and go home.

That’s my point exactly.

It’ll end up being some scientific backwater like McMurdo.

What’s wrong with McMurdo?

Nothing. But this place could just be so much more than 10 white-coats and a cleaning lady.

It can be a real colony.

A home.

You already have a home. [scoffs]

[knocking on door]

[grunts]

Huh? Skipper, we got a problem.

[clamoring]

[worker] Fuck. We get nothing.

Why is it that you’re the only one who doesn’t get it? All right.

[clamoring ends]

Well, we are fucked now, man. All our leverage is in that fuel plant.

How’d they get to it? We don’t know.

Well, they’ll have a tough time starting those gennies back up without this guy.

[Ed] The primary gas flow regulator?

Grabbed it when we were clearing out just in case.

[astronaut] All right, the voltage limiter is back online.

[Palmer] Copy that. Here we go. [machinery revs]

No joy. The intake pipes don’t seem to be flowing atmo into the chamber.

All right. Hold.

Jennings, check the condenser.

[pipe rattling]

Take a look.

They took out the primary gas flow regulator.

I’m gonna try rerouting the flow through the secondary.

You can’t just bypass a regulator.

Relax. Where I grew up, missing parts were all in a day’s work.

All we did was find work-arounds.

[tools clinking]

[beeping]

[gas hissing]

[device beeping]

[hissing continues, lock clicks] Okay. Try now.

[typing]

[beeps]

[machinery revving]

[Palmer chuckles]

Bingo party.

[Danielle, on radio] Beautiful. The argon generators are coming back online.

[machinery rattles]

[controller] Commander, some of these readings are starting to tip red.

What the hell? [machinery rumbles]

[beeping]

[siren blaring]

Shut it down. Tell him to shut it down.

Hit the emergency cut-off breaker! [rumbling continues]

Ms. Rosales, did we have a meeting scheduled with Administrator Hobson?

We need to talk.

Um.

All right. Uh, let me just sign this. I’ll tell you, at NASA, the…

Do not give Margo Madison diplomatic immunity.

Just jumping right in. Okay. You need to call the Department of Defense or the White House or whoever you have to call,

whatever you have to do. Just do it. It’s not up to me.

Do not let her come here.

Not to Houston, not to this building.

If she steps foot on American soil, she should be arrested, and you know it.

I understand your anger, but Moscow is insisting Margo co-chair these working sessions on engine fabrication, attachment, slingshot and earthbound escort.

You know, they’re just doing this to embarrass us.

Probably, but my hands are tied here, Aleida.

According to the M-7 charter… Oh, fuck the M-7 charter.

How would they like it if we had Arkady Shevchenko representing Helios?

Might as well if this is gonna be a big pissing match.

Aleida, I hear you. I do.

But the fact remains she is the head of their asteroid capture program, and an incredibly skilled engineer to boot.

If we’re gonna pull this off, we need the best people from all over the world.

Well, I can’t work with her. [door opens]

Well, before you start… [employee] Sir.

There’s been an accident at Happy Valley.

[aide] Doctor, we have multiple wounded patients coming in from the explosion.

[Dimitri] I need an IV.

[people clamoring] Stabilize him.

Burns are full thickness. Muscles are in contracture.

You! Arterial line kit in that cabinet. Come on! [speaks Russian]

[in English] Doc! Last one.

[Dimitri] Push left over here.

Keep an eye on Jennings. Vitals are starting to stabilize.

We need to protect her airway. Get her on O2.

Third degree, but we can debride.

Start an IV.

Need three liters lactated Ringer’s.

Cover those wounds in gauze.

[rhythmic beeping]

[aide] Doctor, he’s bradying down. [steady beep]

Jennings? Get a line in.

[aide] Coming through. Move it. Move it.

[steady beep continues]

[clamoring continues]

Mike.

How many casualties?

We have one fatality so far.

Four more badly injured.

Two in critical condition.

Dima is doing his best to keep them alive, but it’s… it’s not looking good.

Oh, goddamn it.

They have dramatically escalated things up there, Eli.

And we need to respond.

What we need to do is get Poole some help.

I agree. Things are getting out of control.

Sir, Central Intelligence knows for a fact that Moscow has at least one KGB asset in Happy Valley.

Of course they do.

You’re not saying they were involved?

No. We don’t believe so.

The thing is there are options at NASA’s disposal to get things under control that you may not be aware of.

Are you saying we have assets up there too?

We do. How are we just now hearing about this?

There are 12 North Koreans sitting a couple hundred feet from Ops-Com.

Uh… Can you blame us?

Are there any weapons on the base I should know about?

Our man has access to standard attenuated energy projectile systems, high pressure, nitrogen weapons, firing non lethal rounds and they can’t pierce the walls of the habs.

And skin? It doesn’t tickle.

Delightful.

So you’re suggesting what?

That we have the CIA and the KGB take control of the base?

We just thought you should know. I… In case things did escalate.

Oh, I hear you, Bob.

But I am not gonna be the guy that authorizes the CIA to implement martial law on Mars.

We need to reestablish firm control of this base and stop these terrorist attacks from happening.

Terrorism? Really?

Well, what would you call it, Eli?

I mean, it’s happened before.

In fact, it’s happened right here. Enough.

End of conversation.

We need to find another solution here.

Uh, maybe… maybe we send up a security detail like in ’83.

[chuckles] Yeah, because that went so well.

They stopped World War III.

Well, you could argue that it almost caused it.

[sighs]

We don’t have enough time anyway.

Between training and travel, it would take months.

Unless we didn’t need to send them up.

We could deputize people on Happy Valley, people with adequate military training.

Well, how many people are there like that up there?

Between us and the Soviets, uh, it must be at least a dozen, if not more.

All right… let’s do that.

[Danielle] This isn’t why any of us came up here, but it’s our duty now to ensure the security of this base and the safety of this crew.

We need to find those responsible for this explosion.

So keep your eyes open for anything suspect.

We have got to make certain that a tragedy like this never happens again.

[resident 1] Shit, man. Put my stuff down!

[people arguing, clamoring]

[resident 2] Hey. Watch it. That’s personal property.

Hey, stop touching my… [grunts] Back off!

What are… What the fuck? Get your hands off him.

[Helios employees shouting, clamoring]

Nothing changes. We keep the pressure on.

The pressure? Jennings is dead.

This has gone too far.

Listen up! Listen up!

You guys negotiated with clarity and with force.

I respect that.

And you stood your ground.

I respect that… even more.

But the truth is unless we resolve this today, right now, and get that fuel plant repaired and pumping liquid argon so we can capture the most valuable known object in our solar system, then we’ve failed.

All of us.

Okay, so, then give us what we’re asking for.

[Helios employees] Yeah. Yeah. Send Goldilocks to Mars.

Look, I wish I could tell you that were a possibility, but the truth is the nations of Earth will never, never send this asteroid to Mars.

You know why?

Because it’s not in their financial interest and space is a business.

It’s about resources.

It’s about the bottom line. It’s about profit.

[worker 1] Fuck your profit!

[Dev] You know, go ahead and scoff all you want to, but I mean, that’s what this strike is all about, isn’t it?

You want your cut, your slice of the pie. [worker 2] Damn right! I want my cut!

You came here to make a living.

But what you’re asking, changing the destination of this asteroid, that is never going to happen.

But I’m gonna tell you what can happen.

NASA and Roscosmos have agreed to your workplace safety concerns.

And as CEO of Helios, I’m ready to offer you a 40% increase in your pension contributions…

[scattered applause]

…a more generous health plan and shares of Helios stock to everybody.

Don’t believe a goddamn word this man says, he’s a snake oil salesman.

I’ll also make sure that everybody involved in this strike gets amnesty for any and all actions

conducted during the negotiations of the last few days.

And the first 100 people to cross this line will receive a quadruple payday bonus which will put you just north of a million dollars each.

[Helios employees murmuring]

Don’t listen to him.

Can’t you see what he’s trying to do?

He’s trying to buy us off and undercut our solidarity.

We can still win this if we stick together.

That’s right.

[Dev] Okay, yeah. Sure. You can try to do that.

But you have to ask yourself, “What’s more important?”

Some abstract notion of togetherness, or is it your families back home?

Is it your kids, your… your nieces, your nephews, your parents, your grandparents, or is it some rock that is floating out in space?

[Helios employees murmuring]

Sorry, Sam.

Henry?

[scoffs]

I rep 12 at the fuel plant.

Welcome. Thank you.

I’ve got 88 more.

Come on!

Hey, hey. Don’t do this. Don’t do this. What are you doing?

Cowards. Quitters.

Must stand strong.

Y’all make me sick.

Ilya?

Maya?

Immunity, Skip. Sorry.

I rep all 18 in fab, weld and finish.

Luka. Luka!

Well done, Dev.

You just killed Mars.

[news reporter] … and former director of NASA, Margo Madison, has returned to the United States nearly a decade after defecting to the Soviet Union.

Her arrival in Houston today was met with massive protests.

Many calling for her arrest though Madison is protected by a diplomatic immunity while she is here in her role as the head of Roscosmos as…

[sirens blaring]

[reporters chattering]

[sirens blaring] [camera shutters clicking]

[sighs]

[reporters chattering] [camera shutters clicking]

Margo Madison, I’m Eli Hobson.

Welcome to the Molly Cobb Space Center.

Thank you.

Shall we?

[bicycle pedaling] [panting]

[knocking on door] [door opens]

Admiral.

What the hell? [door closes]

[sighs] You got some nerve coming in here after what you just did.

Admittedly so, but, uh, I need your help.

Why the fuck would I help you?

Because we both want the same thing… To never go back.

You don’t know… [scoffs]

You’re still here, aren’t you? After all these years?

You and I both know that Mars has the potential

to become a living, breathing society.

Something that lasts well beyond the two of us… and we can make that happen.

[scoffs] You just ruined any chance of that.

I know that was painful.

Believe me. I know.

To see how driven they all were by self-interest, by greed.

It would be funny if it wasn’t so predictable.

But the strike, for all its inconveniences, it wound up being a blessing, because a few of you, you showed just how much you believe in your cause, how much that you would sacrifice for something greater than yourselves.

And we’re gonna need as much of that as we can get.

What the fuck are you talking about?

I’m talking about the future, Ed. About taking what is rightfully ours.

You can’t be serious.

Do you want to help me steal an asteroid?

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House of the Dragon – S02E05 – Regent | Transcript

Amid whispers of bad omens, the Greens consider how to fill a void on Aegon’s Council. Jacaerys sets out on a rogue mission to strike a deal. Daemon enlists Lord Willem Blackwood to help persuade the Brackens to bend the knee.

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