The Stand – S01E07 – The Walk [Transcript]

After tragedy strikes the Boulder Free Zone, Mother Abagail tasks members of her Committee with a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Harold and Nadine begin their journey to New Vegas to unite with Flagg and claim their reward.
The Stand - S01E07 - The Walk

Release date: January 28, 2021


(low, metallic creaking)

(soft, echoing thump)

(man screeching in distance)

(man yells in distance)

(man screeching in distance)

(crows cawing)

(cawing continues)

(high-pitched groan)

(straining, screeching)

(straining, screeching)


Thank you…!


(starts engine)

(singing gibberish)

(crows cawing)

(beeping accelerates)

(singing gibberish loudly)

♪ ♪

(radio static)

(clicks button)

(quietly): This is Harold Emery Lauder speaking.

I do this of my own free will.



(explosion in distance)

Breaker, Breaker, that’s a big 10-4, good buddy.

Over and out.


NADINE: Harold… we’ve done it.

No. That’s finished.

We don’t touch each other anymore.

It got Flagg what he wanted.

No more Free Zone Committee.

Pretty soon there won’t be any more Free Zone at all.

He’s gonna give me a woman that makes you look like a potato sack, Nadine.

Then you… you get him.

Happy days, right?

If I were wearing your hush puppies, I’d be shaking in ’em plenty.

Come on, Nadine.

I want to be a hundred miles gone by sunup.

♪ ♪

(footsteps echoing softly)

(low, indistinct chatter)


(Larry groans)

How’s Frannie?

(Glen exhales)

She’s okay.

Little banged up.


And the baby?

Baby’s good.

Far as they can tell, all good.


And you’re here.

Which means the fires are out.

(sighs): Yeah, we, uh… we got a few hot spots left, but we stopped the spreading.


Harold do all this?

That depends how you mean, Larry.


Harold built the thing.

Right, but he’s… he’s not the one that… got it in the house.


Fuck, man.

And I thought kicking dope sucked.

You think… you think there’s anything left of Nick to bury?

I mean, we got to bury something, right?

We’ll bury something.

He was her favorite.

If she doesn’t wake up, she’d never have to know.

It might be a blessing.

(indistinct chatter)

♪ ♪

(weakly): Ray.



I need you to bring everybody here.

Right now.


(softly): Frannie?

Hey. Frannie?




Mother Abagail is awake.

Is she?

Yeah. She’s asking for us.

Help me up.

Wait. Slowly. Slow. Easy.

♪ ♪

Come closer.


I have sinned.

I’ve sinned greatly.

I’ve sinned in pride.

I forgot… I was not the potter but the clay.

I thought Nick was the one to lead you.

But the Lord saw fit to take Nick home.

And that means… that it’s you, Stu Redman, who must lead now.

Lead us where?


To the Dark Man’s stronghold.

You are to leave now, today.

On foot.

You are to take no food and no water.

Just the clothes on your back.

One of you… will not see the end of this journey.

But God has not seen fit… to show me who falls.

And you, Frannie… you are not to go.

There’s bitter days ahead.

Death and terror.

Betrayal and tears.

And not all of you will live through ’em.

The Dark Man grows stronger every day, and I know you can feel it.

And soon he’ll come to destroy all who stand against him.

His kingdom’s in the west, and it is there you must go and make your stand.

This… is what God wants from you.

(faint inhalations)

(Ray crying softly)

(engine revving)

(wind whistling)

Slow down!


(tires screeching)




Nadine, get the rope from my saddlebag!



I-I broke my leg, I’m stuck.

I-I need you to help me out here.

Get the, get the fucking rope, for the love of God.

It’s better this way, Harold.


You see that, don’t you?


What the fuck are you talking about?

He would have never let you live.

He needs me, and I need him.

You were never meant to be a part of that.


Sorry, Harold.

I am.

You can end it quickly, you know, if you’re brave.

You don’t think I have it in me?

Did I get you, you crooked bitch?!

(motorcycle departing)


Goddamn you!

You bitch!


♪ ♪

How long is it gonna take to get there?



I don’t know, it’s hard to tell.

Glen ain’t exactly in his 20s anymore, and… neither are Ray and I, for that matter.

I figure if we… average about 25, 30 miles a day… make it to Vegas probably… the end of February.

That’s about a week before the baby’s due.


Yeah, right about then.


Do you think she spoke for God?

I don’t know.

All I know is that we dreamed of her and she was real.

I think she did.

Speak for God.

I think we’re all just pieces for Him to play.

And the people over in Vegas– they’re pieces for the other one to play.

Like Harold.

You tried to warn me.

I didn’t listen, did I?

If I’d have listened, a lot of innocent people would still be alive today.


Mother Abagail never mentioned Harold.

No, she didn’t.

You think he’s going to Vegas?

I think that’s the only thing that makes sense.

They got to go collect their prize.

Bringing him to justice is not part of your mission.

But you’re gonna do it anyway.

If I can, yeah.

And you don’t want me to do that?

All I want is you to get home safe so we can raise this baby together.

♪ ♪

Swear you’ll come back.

(Stu sighs)

Frannie, how can I…?

God can’t run all of it.

Not all of it.

Swear it.

I swear I’ll try.

LARRY: Hey, I’m gonna need you to take care of this for me, little man.

We’re gonna need it when I get back.

All right, then, I’ll, um, I’ll see you soon.

(both sigh)

Take care of yourself.

(clicks tongue)


“Take nothing but the clothes on your backs.”

I know, I know, it’s not for me, it’s for her.


I figured we ought to document the moment for posterity.



All right, line up.



Kojak, come on.

Come on, Joe.

Taking a little photo.

Oh, okay.

You getting in, Kojak?

Get over here.

(clicks tongue) Come here.

Get a little tighter.

LARRY: All right, has anybody thought about how we’re gonna get water? Seeing as every day each of us needs, what, like a gallon or some shit?

GLEN: Larry, we’ve got over 800 miles to go. You start rolling out the big logic questions, we’re never gonna make it.

Yeah, Larry, what’s next? You gonna ask why we’re not driving to Vegas?

She said bring nothing, go on foot.


I’m not arguing that. I’m just wondering if anybody here has got a plan.

All right, you want a plan? Here’s the plan. We make it to the next town, we find a grocery store, we stock up and hope that we can carry enough to get us to the next town.

Well, we got to walk all the way across Utah, yeah, before we even get to Nevada?

Last I checked.

LARRY: I toured Utah. My memory is that they just got long stretches of… not much.

Well, there’s streams and lakes, whatnot.

Yeah, true, but can you tell which ones won’t give us giardia?

What? You figured the “Injun girl” must know the ways of the Earth, least enough to find you water you won’t shit yourselves to death?


Well, can you?

Well, do you? Yeah.

Of course.

(Ray and Stu laugh)

(wind whistling)

(animal howling in distance)

(gags, swallows)

♪ ♪

(breath quivering)

(grunts softly)

(wind whistling)

LARRY: Tell me again why we’re allowed to pick up food and not weapons.

STU: Same reason why we’re allowed to pick up backpacks.

GLEN: “Power is not in the book. It’s in the interpretation.”

Good news or bad news.


Well, the good news is, kind of think we’ve covered 90 miles. Bad news is, we got about 700 miles till we make Vegas.

Shit. The longer the better, ’cause you know the guy’s just gonna wipe us all out when we get up there anyway.


No. Mother Abagail would never send us off to get murdered.

She said she didn’t know the outcome.

Well, she also said this may be what God wants for us.

(chuckling): Oh. Wait. Don’t… don’t tell me the world’s preachiest atheist all of a sudden found religion.

Oh, my wife used to say, “There’s no difference believing in something for which there is no evidence and refusing to believe in something for which there is overwhelming evidence.” I have no idea if there’s a God, or if He was speaking through Mother A, but we’re on this train now till the end of the line.

Guess that’s true for all of us.

(bird squawks)

(bird squeaks)

(bird screeches)

(bird squawks)


(breathes sharply)

(bird squawks loudly)


(swallows loudly)


(loud squawking)

(gun clicks)

(distant bird screeching)

♪ ♪

♪ I won’t run away no more ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ Even when I get bored ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ Even when you lock me out ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ I say my prayers every night ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ I won’t run away no more ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ Even when the ship is wrecked ♪

♪ I promise ♪

♪ Tie me to the rotten deck ♪

♪ I promise… ♪

♪ I won’t run away no more ♪

♪ I promise. ♪

How y’all feeling? You ready for a break?

Yeah, we can make camp up around the corner there. It looks all right.

Isn’t it, like, bad luck to set up camp under circling vultures or…?

I think we’re past the point of it being about luck, Larry. We’re in his country now. Do you feel it?

Yeah, I feel it.

(bird squawks)

Looks like they got something big.

LARRY: Guys, tell me that’s not Harold’s bike.

(bird squawks)

(wind whistling)

STU: Ah, Jesus.

(bird squawking)

There’s no sign of Nadine.

Well, she either went on without him, or… didn’t make it this far.

What the hell you doing?

We can’t just leave the body uncovered.

Fuck him! That little shit murdered Nick.

Listen, I followed this kid halfway across the country. And he got me to Boulder. That doesn’t change, it doesn’t matter what he did or what the Dark Man made him do.

(bird squawks)

RAY: Fucking bleeding-heart bullshit.

(bird squawks)

(Ray sighs)

Aah! Aah! Yah! Get out of here!



HAROLD: “There was a game we played when we were children… out at the sand pit on one of the back roads. Well, a lot of the other kids played, but I just watched.

(children screaming, shouting)

I was too afraid. They jumped from the top of the pit and rolled over and over down, laughing their heads off. I never could get my legs to do it, though. To jump. Everyone called me a pansy, and I kept going back to prove myself, but I never did it. I wonder if, just once, I could have convinced myself to do it, if I might not have ended up here. Well, fuck all those bullying assholes. And fuck me for letting myself turn into something even worse. I apologize for the destructive things I’ve done, but I do not deny that I did them of my own free will. The Dark Man is real. I let myself be misled. I sign this, my final word, by a name given to me in Boulder. I couldn’t accept it then, but I take it now freely. Hawk.”

(wind whistling)

(engine revving)

(engine continues revving)

(engine idling)

(indistinct, echoing whispers)

(wind howling)

(insects chirping)


(panting softly)


I was starting to think you’d never get here, kid.


How I love to love Nadine.”

We did it.

We killed them.

You did, baby.

I-I don’t know how many. (inhales)

A-a lot of them, um, I think…

(whispering): Um…


Harold didn’t make it.


Well, Harold was very loyal.

But his purpose is served.

He was never meant to ascend to Olympus,

to live among the gods.

Like you.

♪ ♪

Stay with me, baby.

♪ ♪


You held up your end, Nadine.


Kept yourself pure for me.

Now you get to be my wife.

♪ ♪

(Nadine exhales)





(panting, moaning)

(groaning softly, panting)


Something’s not right. (panting)


Shut up.




(grunting loudly)



(Nadine whimpering)

(Flagg panting)

(crows cawing)


Well, shit.

(hawk cries in distance)

RAY: Somebody ought to call the Highway Department.

No way but forward.



(exhales sharply)


Hey. Easy, Stu.


(chuckles softly)

Come on, boy.





(hisses, grunts)

(quietly): All right.

(grunting) Uh-oh. Whoa!



You all right?

Thank you. (exhales)

(Glen breathing heavily)

(grunting softly)

STU: Yes.

Ah! (chuckles)

Way more graceful.


All right.

All right.

(sniffs, exhales)

All right, now comes the fun part.


Go on, Kojak.

Go on.




Just like that.



STU: All right, who’s next?

Last one down, first one up.


It’s all you.



(Glen pants)

All right.


All right. I got you.


(Glen groaning)

Nice and easy, old man.

(groans) Hey.

Kiss my ass.


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!

Think I just did.

You all right?

Okay. (grunts)




(exhales) All right.


You all right?



Come on, Glen. I got you.

(strained): All right, all right.

Already. Ruff, ruff, ruff.

Good boy.


(growling playfully)



Nothing to it.


Stu! Stu!


LARRY: Oh, shit!





RAY: Stu!

No! Stu!


No! Stu!


GLEN: God!




All right! Don’t try to move!


Hold on, Stu.

Stu, hold on!


Jesus. Stu.


RAY: Easy.

Holy shit, Stu.

Oh, my God.

(pants) Holy shit.

Try not to move.


Hey. Here. Easy, easy, easy.



Uh, my leg’s broken.

(exhales) We got to put it back in place.


LARRY: Uh, Stu…

Listen, listen, listen.

This ain’t the first time I took a bad step, all right?

Larry… (exhales)

…grab me by the ankle.

I need you to pull my leg straight, okay?

The bones are gonna line back up. If they don’t,

you’re gonna have to use your hands. Do it by hand.

Stu, I…

Hey. (hisses) Hey.

Come on. You can do it, buddy.

All right?

(groans, chuckles)

(groans, inhales)


(hisses, exhales) Okay.

Hang on, hang on, hang on.

On the count of three. Right?






Yeah. Just tie that one off now.

(grunts, hisses)

That’s good?

That’s good. Yeah, yeah, yeah.

All right, so I guess, uh, we’re camping here,

so I’m gonna try to find a stretcher and some supplies

or something like that, all right?

RAY: I’ll go with you.



Look… (scoffs)

…she told us this was gonna happen.


One of us would fall.

I’m the one.

Man, come on. What are you talking…


We made an agreement. (exhales)

All right? All of us.

Standing by Mother Abagail’s deathbed.

And we are gonna live up to that.

Stu, we’re not leaving you here.

Larry. (chuckles)

What are you gonna do? You gonna drag me to Vegas?

(chuckles) You gonna carry me on your back?

That ain’t gonna happen.

GLEN: I’m afraid he’s right, Larry.

Whole trip’s based on the idea Mother Abagail knew

what the hell she was talking about.

In for a penny.

No, we’re not leaving you.

STU: We knew what we were signing up for.


Did you go to church when you were growing up?

Yeah. So what?

You remember Psalm 23?

“Yea, though I walk through the valley

of the shadow of death…”

STU: “…I will fear no evil.”

I want you to look around you, Larry.


What is this, the valley? Is that what this is? Uh…

STU: What do you think it is?

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil.”


we’re not leaving you.

I want you to say it with me.

“I will fear no evil.”

Say it.

“I will fear no evil.”

STU: Say it again.

“I will fear no evil.”


Look at me.

Mean it.

“I will fear no evil.”

You’re in charge now.

Why me?

Let’s just say I got a good feeling about you.

Go on. Get out of here.


Mitakuye Oyasin.

We are all related.


All right. (grunts)


How’s the pain?

Well, pretty good since you gave me those pills.

(chuckles) All right.

Well, here’s the rest of the bottle.

All yours.

All right? Just take one every 12 hours.

Thing about pain, of course, is…

well, stay ahead of it.


Important about the dosage.

Take three or four of those at once…

liable to be fatal.

You get me, East Texas?

Yeah, I get you.

It’s been a… pleasure getting to know you.

I wish I could say the same.

I didn’t mean it when I said it.


(gasps weakly) Don’t make me laugh.

Bye, Glen.


♪ ♪

♪ I put a spell on you ♪

♪ Because you’re mine ♪

♪ Stop the things you do ♪

♪ Ha-ha-ha! Watch out! ♪

♪ I ain’t lyin’ ♪

♪ Yeah! ♪

♪ I can’t stand ♪

♪ Whoo! ♪

♪ No runnin’ around ♪

(distorted groaning)

(distorted): ♪ I can’t stand ♪

♪ No put me down ♪


♪ I put a spell on you ♪

We’re almost home, sweetheart.

♪ Because… ♪

♪ You’re mine ♪

♪ Mine! ♪

♪ Mine! Whoo! Whoo! ♪

♪ Uh! Ooh, you’re mine ♪

♪ Mm, mm. ♪

(pained grunt)



(Kojak barks in distance)


What are you doing?


Go on, git!

Go on! You’re gonna give Glen a heart attack! Go!


(pained grunt)

(rock thumps)

(takes deep breath)

(Kojak barking)

(chuckles weakly)


GLEN (calls): Kojak?



Should we stop soon?

Probably chasing a rabbit or something, Glen.

He’ll-he’ll catch up.

I don’t know if he’s back or forward.


RAY: Kojak’s smart.

He runs into anything bigger than a rabbit,

he’ll just head back our way. Don’t you think, Larry?

Yeah, no doubt.

(quietly): Stupid dog.

Should have never let him off leash.


(car horn honks)

(horn honks three times)

(engine idling)

Hi, fellas.

And… “fellettes.”

We’ve been expecting ya.


You know, my boss told me

when you’d be walking out of that canyon down to the minute.

Isn’t that crazy?

It is a crazy fuckin’ world.

♪ ♪

FLAGG: We tried it their way.

(Flagg’s recorded voice echoes)

♪ ♪

We tried it their way.

Render unto Caesar’s…


(Glen snickers)

FLAGG: We’re not gonna have any whining, my friends.

FLAGG: Can’t have any pussies, either.

We tried it their way, and it didn’t work.

Now it’s our turn.

That’s right, sweetheart.


(Flagg’s recorded voice echoes)

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

Darling, why don’t you head down to greet our guests?

(takes deep breath)

(door opens)

(jazz playing quietly over speakers)

(“Baby Can You Dig Your Man?” playing in distance)

Out you go, shitbirds.

Come on.

♪ Break my heart ♪

♪ Sacrificing my dreams ♪

♪ Do you know what it means? ♪

♪ Baby, can you dig your man? ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Baby, can you dig your man? ♪

Hello, friends.


to New Vegas.

(band playing intro to “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby”)

♪ You must have been a beautiful baby ♪

♪ You must have been a wonderful child ♪

♪ When you were only startin’ to go to kindergarten ♪

♪ I bet you drove the little boys wild ♪

♪ And when it came to winning blue ribbons ♪

♪ You must have shown the other kids how ♪

♪ I can see the judges’ eyes as they handed you the prize ♪

♪ I’ll bet you made the cutest bow ♪

♪ Oh, you must have been a beautiful baby ♪

♪ ‘Cause, baby, look at you now ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Does your mother realize ♪

♪ The stork delivered quite a prize ♪

♪ The day he left you ♪

♪ On the family tree? ♪

♪ Does your dad appreciate ♪

♪ That you’re merely super great ♪

♪ The miracle of any century? ♪

♪ If they don’t, just send them both to me ♪

♪ ♪

♪ You must have been a beautiful baby ♪

♪ You must have been a wonderful child ♪

♪ When you were only startin’ to go to kindergarten ♪

♪ I bet you drove the little boys wild ♪

♪ And when it came to winning blue ribbons ♪

♪ You must have shown the other kids how ♪

♪ I can see the judges’ eyes as they handed you the prize ♪

♪ I bet you made the cutest bow ♪

♪ Oh, you must have been a beautiful baby ♪

♪ ‘Cause, baby, look at you now. ♪

(song ends)


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