Invincible – S02E08 – I Thought You Were Stronger | Transcript

An old enemy threatens everything Mark holds dear.
Invincible - S02E08 - I Thought You Were Stronger

I Thought You Were Stronger
Episode aired April 4, 2024 (Amazon Prime Video)

Angstrom sends Mark to many alternate dimensions in order to torture him. Debbie tries to convince Angstrom to let Mark go, but Angstrom refuses to before suffering from visions of his alternate selves, forced to relive their agonizing memories of their Marks killing his loved ones over and over again. Debbie attacks Angstrom, who breaks her arm and beats her. Mark eventually returns to see his mother beaten. Enraged by this, Mark beats Angstrom into a bloody mess, killing him but stranding him in a desolate dimension. Distraught by his actions, Mark is eventually rescued by a future version of the Guardians of the Globe from his own dimension, who send him home. Before Mark leaves, he is stopped by future-Eve, who confesses her feelings to him. The Immortal discovers that the original Kate is alive and in hiding and reunites with her, while two archaeologists uncover the tomb of Ka-Hor. At the urging of her future-self, Mark meets with Eve but is unable to admit his feelings for her. Allen is sent to the Viltrumite prison Nolan is held, and proposes he join the fight against them. Nolan reveals his guilt for his actions, and admits that he misses his wife.

* * *

[Bryant] You will once again teach this world what it means to truly suffer.

[Allen] I’ve heard rumors of a Viltrumite prison somewhere in space.

Maybe they took him there.

Where are you even going?


[Mauler 1] Let me guess, you can open portals between dimensions.

Invincible, you don’t understand!


I need to make him pay!

My name is Anissa, and I’m an agent of the Viltrum Empire.

Killing you is not my task.

[Amber] I can’t live in your world.

I’m sorry.

Me, too.

Hi, Mom.

Hello, Mark. When are you coming home?

[alarm blaring]

[man grunting]



They didn’t tell you who I was, did they?

[Kregg] Enough.


You came all the way out here for me?


You know I wouldn’t miss this.

You flatter me.

It seems you’ve passed inspection.

Finally fit for your execution.

[♪ Fatboy Slim: “Weapon of Choice”]



♪ Don’t be shocked ♪

♪ By the tone of my voice ♪

Oh, God. Oh, God.

This is…

Oh, this is gonna kill me.

[gags] Christ.

Come on. You got this.

You got this, Taylor.

Keep this up you’re gonna… you’re gonna feel…


You’ll feel…

You’ll feel…

♪ ♪

like a million bucks.

[Angstrom Levy] That’s… far enough.

There’s a chance you could kill me before I snap her neck. I’m not sure.

You could try if you like.

Do you want to take that risk?

Is the Mark Grayson of this dimension a risk taker?


It would appear not.

Noted for future reference.

Oh, and before I forget…

[feedback squeals]

I’m blocking all signals within these four walls.

I wouldn’t want us to be interrupted.

Who are you and what do you want?

He made me call you.

He said he’d hurt us if we didn’t. Mark…

He was talking to me.

Let them go. Now.

Did you know your identity is public in almost half of the realities you exist in?

So careless.

I don’t know why you’re here, but I’m warning you…

You… You really don’t remember who I am.

Let me help.

When we met before,

you hadn’t done this to me.

Oh, God. You’re that guy.

“That guy”? That’s all you remember of me?

That I was that guy?

I am Angstrom Levy, and you made me into a monster.

I didn’t do anything to you.

Your machine blew up.

You did this!

[Oliver wailing]

I was gonna save the world.

All of them!

You need help. Let me just…

I had help!

I had the best doctors in a dozen dimensions.

They saved my life, rebuilt my body.

But even they couldn’t fix this!

So now, I’ll always have a reminder of you and what you did.

[Oliver wailing]

Oh, I agree. Come get me.




What the hell?

Oh, shit.



My word! How is this possible?

It’s just the damnedest thing.

If I wasn’t looking right at it…

I thought sapiens were extinct.

I was but a hatchling when I last tasted their succulent flesh.

Ooh, I want a taste.

We can share.

[growls] I smelled it first. It’s mine.

Stay back. No one’s eating me.

[gasps] Egads, it speaks.

I’ve never heard tell of a talking sapien.

I don’t care if it sings.

I only care how it tastes.


Back, you brute.

If it talks, it thinks.


[gasps] It flies, too.

Its wings must be invisible.

More to eat.

I want my taste.


[Angstrom Levy] Welcome back.

I like your brother’s color.


[Angstrom Levy] So unique.

It’ll give him something to talk about at parties.

If he lives to attend one.

You know, I haven’t encountered him in any other reality yet.

Isn’t that interesting?

If you hurt him, I swear, I’ll…

You’ll what? Kill me?

Of course you would.

But don’t worry.

I have no intention of hurting your brother or your mother.


Your little family is safe.

As long as I don’t determine that the only way to hurt you, is to hurt them.

[Oliver wails]

So do them a favor and die.



[Oliver cries]







[chuckling] Whoa! Talk about your bad luck, Prof Ock.

[Mark] Oh, shit.

Are you okay? I didn’t mean to…

Hey, thanks, pal.

Let’s get this guy webbed up.

What? No. Are you…

Wait, are you trying to hurt this old man?


Look, I saw the portal.

I know you’re from another dimension.

I’ve got way too much experience with that.

Especially lately.

So, uh, trust me, I’m the good guy here and Mr. Mechanical Arms is not.

Look, you got glowing red eyes, man.

How am I supposed to… [shouts]

Eh, told you.

[Oliver whimpers]

You’re okay, Oliver.

It’s gonna be okay.

There’s no way to know that for sure.

What kind of mother lies to her son like that?

[Debbie] You said you wouldn’t hurt us.

No, I said you were safe.

As long as your son suffers and dies like he deserves to.

And speaking of…


One wrong move and they fall.

I’ve got a dimension all picked out where the ground is eight stories lower than it is here.

You’re not gonna hurt them.

And you’re not gonna hurt me.

I don’t know what game you’re playing, but… you’re not a killer.

I’m sorry I didn’t remember you, but I remember that night.

You were trying to save me.

Maybe the accident changed you, but you were a good person trying to do a good thing.

Trying to save you?

After all the pain and suffering you’ve caused?

The lives you’ve taken?





No. No, no, no.


Wouldn’t save him. Not me. Not ever.



[all grunting]

I won’t build my utopia with blood.




Justice will come for you.

For all the friends we’ve lost to your senseless cruelty, for all the families you’ve torn apart.

You will reap what you…

[Nolan] Let’s do this, Mark.

I missed lunch because of that riot in Bangkok.

Yep. Way ahead of you.


Daddy, I miss Mommy.

Me too, man.

[distant rumbling]

[pup whimpers]

Chainsaw’s scared.

Well, you tell Chainsaw…

[crashing growing louder]

…everything’s gonna be…

Oh, poor Angstrom. [Chuckles]

You actually thought you could hide from me?

My God.

Look at you.


You’re making me feel bad, man.

I’ll tell you what.

I’ll kill the boy quickly.


[distorted shouting]





[alarms blaring]

[people screaming]

[high-pitched ringing]


[officer strains]

♪ ♪


[Debbie sobbing]

He’s a murderer!

A monster!

I would never save him. Never.

He deserves to die. Right now!




It’s over.

It’ll never be over until I’ve made you pay for everything you’ve done.

I am done playing your game.

[Oliver crying]

Are they?


You want to kill me? Fine.

Let them go and you can take your best shot, all right?

I won’t even fight back.

Oh, Mark…

I appreciate the offer, but what would be the fun in that?

I am not flying through any more of your stupid portals.

You can’t hurt me with that…

[Debbie whimpers]

[Mark grunts]


Just as stupid in every dimension.

Ah! [Grunting]

Ah, shit!

[raspy voice] Meat.








Meat. Meat.

[Angstrom Levy] Your son is more resilient than I anticipated.

Maybe I should leave him somewhere time runs quicker.

You know, in all my research, I didn’t learn how long his kind can go without food.


♪ ♪

[Debbie shouts]



Not very smart.

[snaps fingers]


[Oliver whimpers]

[groans, chuckles]


Stop this. Please.

You think you’re innocent in all this?

In so many other dimensions, you join your husband and son when they slaughter millions and make the earth burn.

You’re a traitor to your own kind.

Your family’s legacy is blood.

No. Not me.

I raised the boy who defied his father and saved this planet.

From what you say, these worlds are extremely different.

I know the son I raised and he’s no killer.

You sure about that?

You make it sound like this is the one world where Mark is good and you’re the one who’s bad.


Oh, that’s why you’re so angry.

Because you turned out rotten here, and Mark is the hero for once!


You don’t know anything!




I’m… not… the villain!


I’m trying to save the world.

Your son is the monster!

[groaning] O-Oliver

it’s… it’s…

It’s okay. It’s okay. I’m…

I’m-I’m okay.

[Angstrom Levy] Your attack accomplished nothing.

[Debbie] I’m okay.

[Oliver wailing]

I’m going to make your son hurt.

I’m gonna make you hurt.

I’m even gonna make this child hurt…


So I-I… he opens another portal as soon as I come out with no gap in between them, so it’s just a tunnel to somewhere else.

In some dimensions, time is all weird, too, so I don’t even know how long it’s been.

I have no idea what he’s done to my mom or my brother.

[cavemen shout]



How did you get here? Where did you come from?

No, I mean, you’re a man who dresses like a bat and your name is…?

Well, I mean, like, don’t you think that’s kind of lazy?


I told you I wasn’t in the mood.



This is over!

[Debbie] Mark…




[breathing heavily]

What did you do to her?

[sinister laughter]

[bones cracking]

Remember those doctors I told you about?

The ones who rebuilt my body?

They also improved it.

Why do you think I sent you across the multiverse? Huh?

Why do you think I was softening you up?

I don’t want you to die in some random dimension.


♪ ♪

I want to do it myself!



Did you think anything less than killing you with my bare hands would satisfy me?




This doesn’t end until you and your family are dead.

Stop threatening my family!


You have no idea what I’ve been through how much I’ve been holding back…

I’ll never let anyone ever…


…ever… hurt my family…




♪ ♪




I thought you were… I thought… I thought you were stronger.

[indistinct radio chatter]


[officer] All clear. One injured woman and child.

Ma’am, are you okay?

Oliver? Oliver?


[Oliver coos]

Oh, thank God.


Jesus Christ. What happened?

[Debbie] Cecil…

Where’s Mark?

I don’t know.

But let’s–let’s get you somewhere safe first.


Get the medics in here.


[Mark panting]

Oh, God.

Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God.

I had to. I didn’t have a choice.

I had to kill him. He tried to kill me.

He was gonna kill my mom and my brother.

He made me do it.

It was an accident, but he made me do it.

I didn’t want to kill him. I didn’t.

I had to. I had no other choice.


I lost control.

I wanted to kill him.

What does that make me?

I thought he was stronger.

He told me he was stronger!

I wanted to kill him, but I didn’t know if I could.


Oh, God…

Where am I?

♪ ♪

[exhales softly]


He took me here and I killed him. I’m stuck here.

I’m stuck forever.

I can’t get home now.

I’m gonna die here.

[sobbing, laughing]

Angstrom Levy.



I kind of won.


[wind whistling]


[Nolan grunting]


The council states that in order for a Viltrumite to be executed, he must be whole and intact, worthy to stand and face the end of his life at full strength.


But they say nothing of bruises.

Return him to his cell.

[Viltrumite] Yes, General Kregg.


Sir. Please.

I’ve looked up to you since I was a child.

Don’t make me hurt you.




[neck cracking]


I merely wanted to stand.

I’ll walk out of here on my own.

Don’t try anything.

I accepted my fate long ago.

Move, scum.


Hey. Just cut me some slack.


Holy crap.

The plan worked.

[Nolan] What?

Remember me?


Why are you here?


Face front, Unopan.

[Allen] For you, man, I’m here for you.

Talk soon.

[wind whistling]

[Mark sighs]


As far as the eye can see.




You’ve really done it this time, Mark Grayson.


Just keep on ignoring the fact that you killed someone.

That’s helping you keep it together.

Although I don’t think talking to yourself is the best thing right now, but it’s not like you got anyone else to talk to, right?

So, inside your head, outside your head, what’s the difference?

[sighs] There’s got to be a way home.

There has to be.

Somewhere on this planet, there’s got to be something.

Maybe something on Angstrom’s b…

Maybe his body could somehow still

[whirring] Huh?



You look terrible.

Eve, is that you?

Yes, just

not the me you know, not anymore at least.

Uh, I’m… I’m sorry, I don’t understand.

I-I did something horrible.

[Robot] We know.

The only logical reason for you to be stuck in this dimension would be if you injured or killed Angstrom Levy during your fight.

We knew this long ago.

I just…

It just happened.

Maybe for you.

For us, it was 20 years ago.

[Robot] It took us that long to find this dimension.

Luckily, by that time, there were four working time machines in Guardian custody.

The world we come from, the world where you’ve been missing all these years, it’s not good.

We’ve already said too much.

Any more and we could disrupt the time stream.

Mark, I’m opening a portal that will send you home.


Oh, thanks. [Chuckles]

I-I don’t know if I would’ve survived here.

[Robot] You did.

But wouldn’t like what you had become.

Mark, wait.

I love you, Mark.

I have for a very long time and when you disappeared, I was devastated. I… I… I should have told you.

Eve, I…

No, don’t tell me.

Tell her.

Tell her you love her.

Or tell her you don’t love her.

Just tell her something, tell her something so that she can go on with her life.

Now go.


I suppose you weren’t paying attention when we discussed not damaging the time stream.

Shut up, Rex.

[siren whoops]

[indistinct chatter]

[Mark] Oh, God. [Grunts]

[Cecil] [choppy] Mark, can… can you hear me?

She’s doing good, and all she’s done is ask about you.

What about Oliver?

Not a scratch on the kid.

I’ll give you some time.

Thanks, Cecil. I appreciate everything.


[monitors beeping steadily]

Oh, God.


I’m okay, Mark.

Is it…

Is it over?

[quietly sobbing]


Oh, Mark.



If you’re looking for some alone time, this isn’t the most secluded place in the world, kid.

You didn’t have a choice. Don’t beat yourself up over it.

You’re not your dad, Mark.

You weren’t there.

I lost it.

I just lost it.

I crossed the line, Cecil, and, and I… [sobs]

[Cecil] You didn’t cross the line, you kept your mom and your brother safe.

End of story.

I don’t know, Cecil, I…


Mark, look at me.

If the bad guys are dead and the good guys are alive, that’s a good day.

How do you know the difference?

Well, the bad guys are usually the ones who break people’s arms.

Go home, get some rest.

You’re not him.

You weren’t there.

Need any help?

Making a sandwich?

I’m sorry, I-I was just…

Can we talk?

Make it fast.

My bread’s getting soggy.


I’m still learning to navigate the world of in-person interactions.

Well, it shows.

And for that, I apologize.

But your transformations are a problem.

You’ve expressed that yourself.

And I fix problems.

It’s what I’m good at.

It’s who I am.

I care for you.

So I wanted to fix your problem.

I’m sorry if, along the way, I became a problem myself.

As apologies go, uh that’s not a bad one.

Okay, I get it.

I get that fixing stuff is your thing.

And I get that you want to help. Just talk to me first, like a person.

Not a broken gadget or a computer or whatever.

And not just about what’s wrong with me.

Most days, I’d rather talk about literally anything else.

I think I understand.

But, hey,

if you do figure out how to stop me from getting younger, I’d appreciate it.


So, uh… you want me to talk about other stuff as well?

Yeah, you weirdo.

Like maybe ask me out on another date sometime.



W-Would you like t-to…?


[wind howling]

[fire crackling]

[Kate] Immortal?


I’m sorry I never told you.


I never told anyone.

I always kept hidden.

And lived through a copy.

Just in case. [Chuckles]

I was so tired of dying.

I was gonna walk away.

Become someone else.

But I couldn’t.

Because of you.

I’m sorry I didn’t tell you sooner.

It’s okay.

Everything’s okay.

[Jane] Finally.


You got this?

Uh… [chuckles]

I can lift a truck.

Well, you know, a small one at least.

Who’d you get your powers from, anyway?

Grandma, on my mom’s side.

Yeah, not a lot of opportunity back then for women like us if you weren’t willing to wear a bathing suit 24-7.







Come on. We’ll find another way out.


Is that him?

Oh, Dad.


[panting] Huh?

[ghostly chanting]

Who will succumb to my influence?

Bow to Ka-Hor.


Wait. You’re both female?


I must inhabit a living male host to escape the curse of this tomb.

That’s sexist.






I’m strong enough, and I can do this.

It’s all I ever wanted for as long as I can remember.

I want to do what you do.

I want to be just like you.

[♪ Michael Kiwanuka: “Final Days”]

You will be, son.

You will.


You’ll outlast every fragile insignificant being on this planet.

You’ll live to see this world crumble to dust and blow away.

Everyone and everything you know will be gone.


You know who else said that to me?

I’m not my dad.

I’m not my dad!



[Kregg] Your father will be executed, and you will return to Earth.

You will assume his mission and prepare the planet for our rule.








♪ Final days on the planet ♪

♪ Here we are ♪

♪ On the ground ♪

♪ Every day ♪

♪ Automatic ♪

♪ Here we are ♪

♪ Going round and round and round ♪♪

♪ ♪

Gas leak blew up the house across the street last year.

Now your place?

Ah, man, I got to get my place checked out. Yikes.

Yeah. Can never be too safe.

Good to be home, right, Oliver?


April, can you get Oliver ready for bed?

Of course.

Come on, buddy.


Let’s go brush those teeth.

Mom, you okay?

What? Oh.

I’ll… I’ll be fine.

We should get dinner going.

You’ve got class tomorrow, right?


[window slides open]

I was coming to say good night, but you’re not gonna be sleeping any time soon, I see.

Sorry. Got a lot on my mind.



Things are gonna be different now, aren’t they?

I was starting to feel like we were getting close to some version of normal.

But now… I’m quitting college.

[gasps] Mark.

It doesn’t make sense. I’m missing all my classes, and the more I think about it, what’s the point?

Am I gonna be a dentist?

A lawyer? A-a coder? Why would I do any of that?

I know things have been tough, but this this is your future you’re talking about.

You can’t just quit college.


With everything I can do, tell me why I need to go to college.

[sighs] College does a lot more than just prepare you for a j…



[gasps] I can’t.

I just can’t.

The things I can do…

It’s too much. I can’t do it.

I have to get better.

I have to learn how to control myself.

It’s important.

It’s the most important thing I can do.


I have to get better. I have to be better.

Do you understand?


Do you?

I do.

I really do.

Oh, my God. Mark.


Cecil told us all about what happened with that psychopath.

Is your mom okay?

She’s okay. She’s a lot stronger than she looks.

Yeah, I bet. How are you, though?


Uh, I don’t really want to talk about it.

Yeah, sure.

But you know I’m always here for you.

If you ever need a shoulder, I… I’ve got two.

Yeah. [Chuckles] I know.

There’s something else I want to talk to you about.




It’s nothing. I’m sorry.

[clears throat]



I’m sorry, Mark.

It’s not fair.

You don’t deserve this.

You don’t deserve this.

[footfalls approaching]

[Allen] Hey.

Yo. Nolan.

You there?

[Nolan] I’m here, alien.

[Allen] Oh, come on, man. It’s Allen.

Don’t be like that.

I heard about what you did on Thraxa.

We are on the same side now.

[Nolan] No, we’re not.

[Allen] You turned against the Empire.

Mark told me all about it.

[Nolan] What? You saw Mark?

[Allen] Yes, on Earth. I came to enlist him in the Coalition’s fight against your old pals, but it seems you beat me to it.

[Nolan] Leave him out of this. This isn’t his fight.

Let the boy have a moment of peace.

Let me pay for what I did.

[Allen] Yeah, don’t worry, that’s gonna happen.

I’ve heard the chatter in here.

They’re gonna execute you, bro.

[Nolan] They are. Yes.

[Allen] Most people would be more worried about that.

[Nolan] I’m not a Viltrumite anymore. Not really.

I feel shame and regret for my actions.

I see the suffering of lesser beings, and it upsets me… deeply.

[Allen] You say that like it’s a bad thing.

[Nolan] What I did on Earth…

The pain and destruction I caused was immeasurable.

What I did to those people…

What I did to my son.

[Allen] Yeah, and your people are doing that on a thousand different planets right now.

But you can help us stop them.

[Nolan] I deserve death.

[Allen] Oh, God.

[Nolan] And yet…

[Allen] What? What is it?

I think.

I miss my wife.


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