True Detective – S04E04 – Part 4 | Transcript

On Christmas Eve, Danvers and Navarro unravel a mystery involving Julia's tragic fate, mysterious symbols, and a dark entity called Tsalal
True Detective - S04E04 - Part 4

True Detective
Season 4 Episode 4
Episode Title: 
Original release date: February 3, 2024 (HBO and Max)

Plot summary: On Christmas Eve, Danvers (Jodie Foster) encounters a distressed and shirtless Julia (Aka Niviâna) while driving to meet Peter (Finn Bennett). After an initial altercation, Navarro (Kali Reis) intervenes, leading to Julia’s commitment to a social assistance center, the Lighthouse. Concurrently, Peter uncovers a link to a mysterious entity, Tsalal, through the disappearance of Otis Heiss, prompting Danvers and Navarro to investigate symbols linked to an ice cave in Brooks Range. Their investigation deepens with the questioning of locals and confrontations with personal and systemic failures, highlighted by Julia’s tragic escape and death, and Danvers’ heated exchange with Connelly (Christopher Eccleston) over personal losses. The narrative intensifies as they explore connections to the emergency generator and confront Otis, who alludes to the ominous “night country,” amidst Navarro’s battle for justice and their shared pursuit of truth. This complex chain of events, marked by mystery, tragedy, and a relentless quest for answers, culminates in a tense revelation that intertwines their fates with the shadowy depths of human and supernatural entanglements.

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(loud white noise)

Liz: (grunting)


(white noise stops)


(wind blowing)


Annie Kowtok (in video on phone): I found it. (gasps)

(loud noise in video)

(Annie yelps)

(Annie breathing heavily)

(whispering) My name is Annie Kowtok. If anything happens to me… (screaming)

(pauses, replays)

…Kowtok. If anything happens…

(loud noise in video)


(continues replaying video)

(light, ominous music playing)

Liz: (sighs)

(singer vocalizing)

(Annie’s screams echoing)

Liz: (sighs)

(screaming gets louder)

Liz: Alright, Petey, talk to me.

Peter (over phone): I’m at the ice rink, Chief, and, uh, they’re early, packing up the bodies to Anchorage.

Liz: Ah, of course, they are. Alright, uh, I’ll be there right away.

Peter: Well, Captain Connelly is here to supervise, so…

Liz: What? He’s there? Alright, I’ll be there in five.

Peter: Okay.

Liz: Wait. Fuck.

Peter: Chief?

Liz: Ah, shit. Hey, uh, call Navarro and tell her that, uh, to meet me at the police station.

Peter: Chief?

Liz: Right away, okay?

Peter: Uh, uh, okay. Well, what should I say it’s about?

Liz: Hey!

Peter: Chief?

Liz: Hey, hey, Julia?

(Peter still talking)

Liz: Julia? It’s Liz Danvers. I-I work with your sister. Okay, I’m just… I’m just gonna come towards you, okay?

Julia: (muttering) Oh, no.

Liz: Yeah, we need to, we need to get you inside. Okay, let me put that on ya.

(Julia yells)

Liz: (groans) It’s okay, it’s okay, it’s okay. I know. I know, I know, I know. Ya know what? I’m gonna put this on you. There ya go. There ya go.

(Julia crying)

Liz: That’s it. That’s it. I’m gonna keep you safe. Just gonna get you safe, baby. It’s alright. I got ya, I got ya.

(tense music playing)

(“bury a friend” by Billie Eilish playing)

♪ What do you want from me? ♪

♪ Why don’t you run from me? ♪

♪ What are you wondering? ♪

♪ What do you know? ♪

♪ Why aren’t you scared of me? ♪

♪ Why do you care for me? ♪

♪ When we all fall asleep, where do we go? ♪

♪ Come here ♪

♪ Say it, spit it out ♪

♪ What is it exactly you’re payin’? ♪

♪ Is the amount cleanin’ you out? ♪

♪ Am I satisfactory? ♪

♪ Today, I’m thinkin’ about ♪

♪ The things that are deadly ♪

♪ The way I’m drinkin’ you down ♪

♪ Like I wanna drown, like I wanna end me ♪

♪ Step on the glass ♪

♪ Staple your tongue, ahh ♪

♪ Bury a friend, try to wake up, ahh ♪

♪ Cannibal class, killin’ the son, ahh ♪

♪ Bury a friend, I wanna end me ♪

♪ I wanna end me ♪

♪ I wanna, I wanna, I wanna ♪

♪ Why aren’t you scared of me? ♪

♪ Why do you care for me? ♪

♪ When we all fall asleep, where do we go? ♪

♪ I wanna end me ♪

♪ End me ♪

Julia: Okay. Yeah.

Evangeline: You ready? Come on.

(indistinct chatter)

(office phone ringing)

Oh, hi. I… I’m-I’m sorry.

Ah, it’s nothin’.

Evangeline: Hey, can you wait for me downstairs?

Julia: Mm.

Evangeline: Just be a minute, okay? … Thank you.

Liz: Is she gonna be okay?

Evangeline: Bodies off to Anchorage yet?

Liz: Yeah, ya know, Prior’s handling it, and… ya know, Connelly’s supervising, so.

Evangeline: The fuck is he here for?

Liz: I-I got it, I got it.

Evangeline: He better not be trying to take this case away from us.

Liz: Nobody’s taking the case away from us. (sighs) Just go be with your sister.

(light, tense music playing)

Evangeline: That video. We need to talk about it.

Liz: Yeah.

(music intensifies)

(indistinct chatter)

(starts engine)

Liz: Hey, Prior. So, how’d it go?

Peter: Uh, yeah, uh…

(indistinct chatter)

Peter: Anyway, uh, I th… I think I got somethin’ for you with medical records on folks with similar injuries to the Tsalal men.

Liz: Yeah, good, good, good. Okay. Get it together. See you later.

Peter: Okay.

(both sigh)

Ted Connelly: That kid’s gonna be good.

Liz: Yeah, it’s a miracle of overcoming shitty genetics.

(Ted laughs)

Liz: What the fuck are you doin’ here?

Ted: (sniffs) Oh, it’s good to see you too.

Liz: No, I’m serious. Why are you here for a routine body transport?

Ted: I’m gonna stick around for a while.

Liz: (scoffs) Fuckin’ knew it.

Ted: Look at me. I’m not here to take the case away from you.

Liz: Why are you here?

Ted: Ya have protests around the mine, ya had a shooting that ended in a fight in the hospital, ya got six dead bodies in the local ice rink, and a still missing person of interest. You need to get this shit under control. I need to show up.

Liz: So you can look good for your Mayor campaign next year.

Ted: I’m fucking helping you here, Liz. Besides, ya like havin’ me in town.

Liz: (scoffs) Fuck off.

(Ted laughs)

Liz; Listen. Look, just to get you up to speed… those men died before they froze.

Ted: How do ya know that? We haven’t done forensics.

Liz: Oh, ’cause I did a independent, pr… pre-forensic evaluation.

Ted: (sighs) I don’t wanna know what that means.

Liz: Look… I’m treating this like a murder case. You saw the Annie Kowtok video I sent you?

Ted: You keep that on a need-to-know basis. Alright?

Liz: Alright, copy.

Ted: It’s good to see you.

Liz: What, you wanna come in here and take my office too?

Ted: Oh. Yeah, okay.

Liz: Or can you find yourself someplace else?

Ted: And, uh, fuck you.

Liz: Yeah, fuck you, too.

(door slams)

Speaker: This is to fill out your insurance information. Thank you.

Evangeline: This isn’t gonna be like the other places. I promise, okay? I’m right here in town. I’ll come visit you every day. And… you can keep your cell phone, so you can call me.

Julia: I’m good.

Evangeline: I’ll be here tomorrow for Christmas. I’ll bring presents, and virgin eggnog, and your $20 cookies.

Julia: I can do this.

Evangeline: (sniffles) You knew… that you were gonna stay here, didn’t you?


(solemn music playing)


Julia: (crying) I’m so sorry.

Evangeline: You’re perfect, okay?

I’m so sorry.

Evangeline: No. You’re perfect, okay? I love you so much, babygirl.

I love you, too.

Thank you. Are you ready? Let’s go.

(singer vocalizing)

Peter: Merry Christmas, Chief. His name is Otis Heiss. White male admitted to St. Joseph’s, April of ’98.

Liz: “Burns on both corneas, ruptured eardrums, self-inflicted bites.” You’re, you are not terrible, Prior.

Peter: He’s a German national. No records of employment, no bank accounts, no credit card numbers, social security’s been inactive since November 2006, and no registered address for the past eight years.

Liz: So, no wife, no kids?

Peter: Nope.

Liz: It’s like no trace, like Oliver Tagaq.

Peter: Yes, but this guy has a long history of disorderly conduct. Alright? So, breaking and entering, petty theft. He’s been in and out of rehab forever.

Liz: Okay, move.

Peter: Possession. And if you look here, he’s picked up by a Trooper in Noatak two months ago. Zero sightings since.

Liz: So he’s a junkie?

Peter: After the accident.

Liz: What was the cause of the accident?

Peter: That’s the thing, there is no cause. It’s not out there.

Liz: (sighs) Alright, let’s get the units out there lookin’ for him. Uh, motels, hostels, flop-houses, dealers.

Peter: The men are out there lookin’ for Clark. We don’t… don’t have anybody left.

Liz: What about your dad?

Peter: He is at the airport.

Liz: (sighs)

Peter: Pickin’ up his fiancée.

Liz: Fine. Well, get the men out there lookin’ for Clark and Otis. Maybe they’re in the same place, who knows?

Peter: Okay, but, uh… I mean, I’m gonna have to put out an APB. That’s, uh, that’s updates, links…

Liz: Okay, go for it then. Do it.

Peter: Chief, it’s Christmas Eve.

Liz: Well, get on it, fast, chop-chop.

Peter: I really hate you.

Liz: I hate you, too.

(ringback tone)

Liz: Yeah?

Evangeline (over phone): There’s no ice caves in the area.

Liz: (sighs) Fuckin’ Hank. (whispers) Hey. … What do you mean there’s no ice caves?

Evangeline: Annie’s video. There aren’t any ice caves near where her body was found.

Liz (over phone): You know what that means? It means she was killed in one place, and then they dumped her body in town, send a message.

Evangeline: You said it, not me. What about those bones in the walls in the video? Fossils?

Liz: Yeah, maybe. Where’s Julia?

Evangeline: (sighs) In The Lighthouse. I’m hangin’ outside. I…

Liz: You should go home.

Evangeline: I don’t wanna go home.

Liz: It’s Christmas Eve.

Evangeline: Fuck Christmas Eve.

Liz: Good. I got an idea.

(plane landing)

(light music playing)

(melancholy music playing)

Liz: How bad is it with Julia?

Evangeline: I don’t know, she’s… Remember when you asked me earlier if I pray? Well… she prays a lot.

Liz: And it’s not a good thing? Prayin’ a lot?

Evangeline: (sighs) I don’t know.

Liz: When my mom died… my dad told us to pray. He said… pray with our hearts and she’d be fine.

Evangeline: And you prayed?

Liz: Oh yeah. (scoffs) I prayed. From the bottom of my… sorry-ass little seven-year-old broken heart. (chuckles) I prayed so hard, day and night. My knees turned black. Couldn’t even walk at the funeral.

Evangeline: Maybe you didn’t pray hard enough.

Liz: (chuckles) Fuck you. (sighs) Still no God, though.

Evangeline: Mm-mm.

(doorbell rings)

Liz: Alright, you might wanna step in front of me.

Evangeline: Why?

Liz: Well, uh… (sighs) Just forget it.

Evangeline: Danvers.

Adam’s wife: Hi. Can I help you with something?

Evangeline: Good evenin’, ma’am. Uh, we’re really sorry to bother you. We just need to speak with your husband for a few minutes. … Oh, you didn’t. Is there anyone in this town you haven’t fucked?

Adam: No, you can’t be serious.

Liz: We just need five minutes.

Adam: This is my home.

Liz: Okay, three.

Adam: It’s Christmas Eve!

Evangeline: This is a recording of a murder, sir.

Annie (in video on phone): My name is Annie Kowtok.

Evangeline: We do need your help.

If anything happens to me…

(Annie screaming)

Adam: Umm, mm.

Liz: Well?

Adam: Yeah, those are… those are definitely whale bones. Monodontoides. Probably prehistoric.

Evangeline: How do we find this cave? There’s no caves in the region.

Adam: Actually, there are. There’s a whole ice cave system up bordering the Brooks Range, but, uh, it’s a death trap. There were a bunch of accidents up there years ago, and it was closed.

Evangeline: Where are they exactly?

Adam: I could pull the maps… but it’s gonna take some time. Everyone’s out for the holidays.

Liz: Ah.

Adam: But even if you had the maps, you’d still need an expert to guide you, there’s, there’s fissures everywhere. One wrong step and the whole bottom could drop out from under your feet.

Evangeline: So, what then? We need to go there.

Liz: Please.

Adam: Other way to do this would be to track down whoever mapped the cave system.

Evangeline: You got a name?

Adam: One second. Heiss. Otis Heiss.

Liz: Wait, Heiss?

Evangeline: Otis Heiss? You know him?

Liz: Yep, I asked Prior to check the medical files for anybody that had similar injuries to the Tsalal men. Only got one ping. Otis Heiss.

Evangeline: Fuck.

Wife: Adam?

Adam: Uh, y-you, you guys, you guys need to go.

Liz: You’re gonna get us those maps, right?

Adam: Yeah. I’ll get you the… Get ’em to ya. Get you the maps.

(wind blowing)

(ominous music playing)

(eerie voices whispering)

Julia: (breathing heavily)

(distorted screams)

(music fades out)

(light music playing)

(singers vocalizing)

Hank: (sighs)

Peter: (clears throat)

Hank: (sighs) Hey.

Peter: Hey.

Hank: What are you still doin’ here?

Peter: Uh, we are just puttin’ out an APB. I’m communicatin’ with the men in the field and… nearly done.

Hank: That wife of yours is gonna kick your ass.

Peter: Yep.

(Hank chuckles)

Peter: Did Irina get in okay?

Hank: Alina? She wasn’t on the plane.

Peter: Oh. Did she call?

Hank: Nah, I think there’s some problem with her cell service. Somethin’ must’ve happened. Uh, her mother’s been sick. Maybe some emergency, somethin’ like that.

Peter: Yeah. Listen, you didn’t send her any money, did you?

Hank: I was thinking… seeing as I’m all freed up, maybe I can come over tonight for Christmas Eve.

Peter: Yeah. Yeah, yeah. Uh. That sounds… Yeah, that sounds really nice. Obviously, just gotta finish up here and… talk to Kayla, but.

Hank: Take your time. I got nowhere to be, no hurry to get there. (chuckles) (sings to himself) (sighs, grunts)

(car door shuts)

Evangeline: Damn!

Rose: Merry Christmas, Missy.


Rose: Uh, is everything okay?

Evangeline: Yeah, I just stopped by to say Merry…

(Rose chuckles)

Evangeline: …Christmas. J-Jesus. Did you make all this?

Rose: Course, I did. All of Santa’s elves drowned in global warming, darling.

(Evangeline chuckling)

Rose: And the rest are all meth-heads.

Evangeline: This is amazing. What were you, Rose, before?

Rose: You mean, before I was old and crazy?

Evangeline: (chuckles) No, I mean before Alaska. Your name isn’t Rose Aguineau, is it? Ya never talk about it.

(light piano music playing)

Rose: Well, I was a very serious professor in a very serious school, writing very serious ideas.

Evangeline: Why’d you leave?

Rose: Well, one Tuesday morning after coffee, I sat down to polish some pompous, useless article. And I just had enough. I had enough. Every damned word I’d written in my entire life was meaningless. Making so much noise. So much noise. It is a little quieter here.

Evangeline: Mostly.

Rose: Except for all the fuckin’ dead.

(unsettling music playing)

Kate McKittrick (over phone): Liz, this is Kate McKittrick. We need you to come to the mine offices, now. We have a problem.

Liz: (sighs)

(vehicle approaching)

(car door closes)

Liz: Yeah, it’s unacceptable.

Kate: Great. You, talkin’ about what’s unacceptable. What do you plan to do about it?

Liz: Well, first, I’m gonna go home, ’cause it’s Christmas Eve, and then I’m gonna call a couple of guys to come over here and clean this up so that, uh, it’s gone before your employees get back.

Kate: I wanna press charges.

Liz: No.

Kate: No?

Liz: Yeah, no.

Kate: You don’t get a say in this. If I wanna press charges, I will.

Liz: Yeah, well, well, you don’t get to fuck up my kid’s life just because you’re pissed at me, and you feel like maybe this will make us even, because you know it won’t do the trick, Kate. … Look, it’s Christmas. (sighs) Please.

(light music playing)

Kate: Hm.

Liz: (sighs) Yeah, I oughta strangle you.

Leah: Why do you always take their side?

Liz: Just get in the fuckin’ car.

(ringback tone)

Evangeline: Hey, just checkin’ in. How’s the room?

Julia: It’s okay. Quiet.

Evangeline: Good, good. Get some rest, okay? I’ll see you tomorrow morning?

Julia: Yeah. I love you, Angie.

Evangeline: I love you too, babygirl.

(wind blowing)

(“Everybody Dies” by Billie Eilish playing)

♪ Everybody dies, surprise, surprise ♪

♪ We tell each other lies, sometimes, we try ♪

♪ To make it feel like we might be right ♪

♪ We might not be alone… ♪

Liz: Really? Where are you gonna spend the night? What, Prior’s? Why don’t, why don’t you just wait until after dinner? I’m makin’ the turkey. C’mon.

I’m not gonna make you pretend anymore, alright?

Liz: Fine, go. Go to Prior’s.

(door opens)

Liz: Go! Get out!

♪ Don’t wanna cry, some days I do ♪

♪ But not about you ♪

♪ It’s just a lot to think about the world I’m used to ♪

♪ The one I can’t get back ♪

♪ At least not for a while ♪

♪ I sure have a knack ♪

♪ For seeing life more like a child ♪

♪ It’s not my fault ♪

♪ It’s not so wrong to wonder why ♪

♪ Everybody dies ♪

(Annie’s video playing)

♪ And when will I? ♪

Annie: If anything happens to me… (screaming)

♪ You oughta know ♪

♪ That even when it’s time ♪

(Annie screaming)

♪ You might not wanna go ♪

♪ But it’s okay to cry ♪

♪ And it’s alright to fold ♪

♪ But you are not alone ♪

♪ You are not unknown ♪

(Annie’s video playing)

Annie (in video): My name is Annie Kowtok. If anything happens to me… (screaming)


Liz: What…?




(Facundo’s video playing)


She’s awake.



She’s awake.


(Liz sighs)

(ringback tone)

(phone buzzing)

Evangeline: Hello?

Liz:(over phone, slurring): Someone cut the power.

Evangeline: What are you talkin’ about?

Liz: Molina. The, the, the hot one. Tsalal guys. Molina. Okay, I thought it was a glitch in the video, but the power goes out.

Evangeline: Are you drunk?

Liz: Well, it’s, it’s the same in the Annie video. You’re gonna see it, that part where the power goes out? It’s the same M.O. in both cases.

Evangeline (over phone): Why would there be power in an ice cave?

Liz: (sighs) I guess that is the right question.

Evangeline: Okay, where does that get us?

Liz: Someone put a generator there. Well, (sighs) you got Oliver Tagaq, the fucking… equipment engineer guy. He’s got access to the emergency generator, and he was defensive, and, and hostile when we went to see him, right? I can hear you thinkin’.

Evangeline: Uh, it’s not crazy.

Liz: I’m gonna come pick you up in five.

Evangeline: Hell no! You’re not goin’ anywhere. You’re… wasted.

Liz; I’m a… I barely drink.

Evangeline: Yeah, clearly.

Liz: (sighs) Alright, you pick me up then.

I’m not goin’ to a suspect with my backup armed and shitfaced.

Liz: Well, you stay where you are, and I’ma get Prior to come pick ya up.

Evangeline: (sighs) Liz. Come on, give the kid a break. It’s Christmas Eve.

Liz: Prior’s gonna come pick you up in 10 minutes.

Peter: Alright, should we hit it?

Hank: Yeah. (exhales) Hey, you want me to bring this gal? She’s still got a little life in her.

Peter: Nah, we’re good.

Hank: Ah.

Peter: Yep.

(phone buzzing)

Peter: Hey, Chief. Uh, I put out the APB. We got everybody lookin’ out for Otis Heiss.

(Liz sighs)

Hank: What, is that Danvers?

Liz (over phone): Okay, I need you to go to Navarro’s.

Hank: Let me talk to her.

Liz: She’s headed to the Nomad camps. Suspects could be armed and dangerous, and she needs backup.

Hank (on phone): Jesus Christ, Liz. Kid’s got a family! It’s Christmas Eve, for Christ’s sake.

Liz: I-I wouldn’t ask you unless I really needed you.

Peter: Yeah, I know.

Liz: That’s my boy.

(phone beeps)

(“Into Dust” by Mazzy Star playing)

♪ Still ♪


(indistinct chatter)

♪ Falling ♪


♪ Breathless and on again ♪

Leah: Like that?

Kayla: Yeah.

(phone buzzing)

♪ Inside ♪

♪ Today ♪

♪ Beside me ♪

♪ Today ♪

Evangeline: Sorry, freshman.

♪ Around, broken in two ♪

(engine starts)

♪ ‘Til your eyes shed ♪

♪ Into dust ♪

Liz: She was drunk, right?

Evangeline: (chuckles) Hammered. She was so fucking drunk.

(both laughing)

Peter: Jesus, why are we even doing this?

Evangeline: Mm, she’s onto something.

♪ Like two strangers ♪

♪ Turning into dust ♪

(eerie silence)

(wind blowing)

(knocking on door)

Evangeline: (muffled) Mr. Tagaq? It’s Evangeline Navarro, Alaska Police. Open, please.

(door creaks)

Evangeline: Mr. Tagaq?

(wind blowing)

(light, tense music playing)

(eerie sounds)


Peter: This feels a lot like…

(eerie voices whispering)

(dog barking)

Pitka: You need an order to go into a man’s house.

Evangeline: When did he leave?

Pitka: The day after you came. We were supposed to go seal hunting.

Evangeline: Do you have any idea what this is?

(dog growls)

(barks, whines)


(ominous music playing)

(music fades out)

(white noise playing)

(festive music playing in Elf on TV)

(knocking at door)

(muffled) Fuck. One sec!

Buddy (on TV): Bye, guys.

(pauses movie)

(knocking on door)

(device beeping)

Liz: Agh. Ugh. Ugh, what is that?

(Ted sighs)

Liz: Hm? (sighs)

(Ted gargles)

Liz: Hi.

Ted: Hm. Are you drunk?

Liz: So what? (laughs)

Ted: Did you drive here?

Liz: (sighs) Oh, don’t judge me.

Ted: (chuckles)

(both chuckling)

Ted: Come here.

Liz: Hi.

Ted: Hi.

(light moaning)

Liz: (laughing) Have you been workin’ on your Hollywood smile? Is this for your, um, your campaign posters?

(device beeps)

Ted: Stop it.

Liz: Or what? Where are you gonna send me that’s further away than Ennis? What, to the North Pole with Santa?

Ted: It’s funny, when I sent you here, I was tryna help you. You were a fuckin’ mess.

Liz: That’s not why you sent me here. You were scared I was gonna take your job.

Ted: Okay. You want the truth? You were a better cop than me, from day one. But you were terrible with people, and after…

Liz: What? What? Go on… say it.

Ted: …Jake and Holden, it got worse.

Liz: (sighs) Bullshit. (sniffles) What, are you sayin’ I got, I got too emotional?

Ted: No, you just got fucking shittier. Told people they sucked at their jobs.

Liz: It’s ’cause they sucked at their jobs.

Ted: Nobody wanted to work with you, Liz. Nobody wants to work with you now. You’re still a fuckin’ mess. Take a look around. It’s Christmas Eve and you’re here bustin’ my balls.

Liz: Yeah, and you’re here, too, bustin’ mine, aren’t ya?

Ted: (sighs)

Ted: Liz, Liz! Do not fuckin’ drive.

Liz: Fuck off, Ted.

(door slams)

(Buddy and Jovie singing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”)


Buddy: ♪ Mind if I move in closer? ♪

Jovie: ♪ At least I’m gonna say that I tried ♪

Buddy (on TV): ♪ What’s the sense of hurting my pride? ♪

Jovie (on TV): ♪ I really can’t stay ♪

Both: ♪ Baby, it’s cold outside ♪

(pensive music playing)

(phone buzzing)

Evangeline: Hello.

James Ingram (over phone): Evangeline Navarro? This is Lieutenant James Ingram from the Alaska Coast Guard. I’m afraid I have some bad news.

(light, solemn music playing)

Peter: Is everything okay?

Evangeline: Yeah. Go be with your family.

Peter: You sure?

Evangeline: Yeah, go.

(singers vocalizing)

(music fades out)

Peter: I’m sorry.

Kayla: You’re not.

Peter: What do you want me to do?

Kayla: I want you to let me sleep.

Peter: Why don’t you just say it? That I ruined your life and you didn’t wanna have the baby.

(engine speeding)


(vehicle approaching)

Ace (echoes): Bitch.

Evangeline: Why the fuck you let her leave?

What? Ma’am, you can’t come in here after hours.

Evangeline: My sister, Julia Navarro, we checked her in earlier today, and you just let her walk out the fucking door?

(stammers) If you want, I… Here, let me check in the system.

Evangeline: What are you checkin’? She’s not fuckin’ here! Are you… Are you listening?

(stammers) I’m sorry, ma’am.

Evangeline: You don’t even know she’s fuckin’ gone? Are you kidding me? On your computer, does it say how the fuck a mentally unstable patient just fuckin’ disappears?

Ma’am, this is… this isn’t a detention center. It’s a, It’s a voluntary facility.

Evangeline: Well, it’s a shit fuckin’ facility. You just let people fuckin’ die! What the fuck?! (grunting, yelling) Are you fuckin’ kiddin’ me?! (panting)

(“This Wild Darkness” by Moby playing)

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

(engine revs)

(tires screech)

Hey! We’ve done nothin’!

Just havin’ a nice…

(Evangeline grunts)

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

Evangeline: You motherfucker!

♪ Light my way ♪

Hey, hey! Fuck! (grunts)

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

(Evangeline grunting)

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Light my way ♪

Evangeline: (yells) Fuck you! (grunting)

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Light my way, ohh ♪

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Light my way ♪

♪ Light my way ♪

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

♪ Light my way ♪

♪ Out of the darkness ♪

♪ Ooh, in this darkness ♪

♪ Please light my way ♪

(tires screeching)

(loud crash)

(Liz grunts)

(music stops)


(polar bear breathing heavily)


(heavy breathing)

(loud clatter)

(dogs barking)

(water running)

Qavvik: Get up.

(water stops)

Qavvik: Evangeline? Jesus fuckin’ Christ! What the fuck happened?

Evangeline: (weakly) Nothing. You should see the other guys. (groans)

Qavvik: Shit. Slow. Slow. Slow.

Evangeline: (groans)

Qavvik: Holy Christ.

Evangeline: (groans, winces)

Qavvik: You lost a fucking tooth? Just stay still, just-just stay still. Alright, let me see. Uh, how’s this? What… let me see that hand. What’s goin’ on? Here?

Evangeline: (winces) Ah! No, don’t.


Evangeline: Mm-mm, mm-mm.


Qavvik: What is this?

Evangeline: I don’t know what it is. (winces) Ah, fuck! Oliver Tagaq left it for us. Wait…

Qavvik: I’m just… It’s gonna sting.

Evangeline: (wincing, groaning)

Qavvik: Okay, yeah. Stay still. Okay.

Evangeline: Why are you alone?

Qavvik: My brother went to Disneyland with all the kids, so I’m…

Evangeline: No… (groans) in life.

Qavvik: I’m-I’m not.

Evangeline: Yeah, you are alone. I’m alone, Danvers is alone, Rose. (groans)

Qavvik: Hey, hey. G… baby, baby.

Evangeline: (winces)

Qavvik: You’re not… you’re not alone. Okay?

Evangeline: (winces) Eh, nah. Yeah. Forget it. Fucking Christmas, right?

Qavvik: Since you’re here… I knew that you were gonna come. And I’ve been thinking, you know, you and me…

Evangeline: Oh, no, no, no, no, no, Qavvik, listen…

Qavvik: I really think that we can…

(finger cracks)

Evangeline: Ah! Fuck!

Qavvik: You’re… It’s good. It’s done, it’s done!

Evangeline: Fuck!

Qavvik: It’s done.

Evangeline: (groans) Fuck you, Qavvik! Fuck you! Fuck! Fuck! (screaming) Fuck, fuck!

Qavvik: It’s okay, it’s okay.

Evangeline: (screaming)

Qavvik: Baby, it’s good. It’s gonna be okay.

(light music playing)

Qavvik: It’s okay.

(screaming muffles)

Holden: Peekaboo!

(quiet laughter)

(person singing “Twist and Shout” softly)

♪ Twist and shout ♪

(Holden giggles)

♪ Shake it up, baby ♪

Holden: (gasps) I see you.



(doorbell rings)

(knocks on door)

Liz: Ah, your face. What happened?

Evangeline: What happened to you?

Liz: Well, was it, was it Tagaq? Hey, is Prior okay?

Evangeline: He’s good.

Liz: Hey, what the fuck with the boots in the house?

Evangeline: Oliver Tagaq is gone. He was gone when we got there.

Liz: (sighs) Think he knew we were comin’?

Evangeline: He left this. Fuck.

Liz: What?

Evangeline: It was a stone with the spiral on it.

Liz: You lost it?

Evangeline: Yes, I did. Alright?

(Liz sighs)

Evangeline: And I also had a rough night, okay?

Liz: Oh, alright. Here, sit down.

Evangeline: Did you sleep down here?

Liz: Maybe.

Evangeline: Where-Where’s Leah?

Liz: Ah, fuck’s sake. (sighs)

(Evangeline winces)

(unsettling music playing)

Holden (whispers): Tell my mommy…

Liz: What?

Evangeline: Is this his? Holden’s?

Liz: I don’t know what weird-ass shit you’re thinkin’, but just stop it. Dead people are dead. (scoffs)

Evangeline: Danvers…

Liz: No, there’s no heaven, there’s no hell, there’s no ghosts fucking beyond. There’s nobody out there just waiting for us, watching us.

Evangeline: Then why do you keep that around?

(light music playing)

(singers vocalizing)

Evangeline: (sighs)

Liz: (grunts) There! Happy? Okay, there’s nothin’ except us. We’re here, Navarro. Okay? Alone. (light chuckle) The dead are gone. Fucking gone.

Evangeline: My sister killed herself last night.

Liz: What?

Evangeline: Just… w-walked out into the sea. Just walked. She kept goin’ until she fell into the freezing ocean…

Liz: Oh.

Evangeline: …and drowned.

Liz: Oh, I’m so sorry. I’m so…

Evangeline: Her body’s coming today. Her dead… body. They diagnosed her with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder… borderline personality. You wanna know what was really wrong with her?

Liz: Oh, yeah. Don’t, don’t, don’t…

Evangeline: It takes us one by one. And you know who’s next?

Liz: Hey, listen to me. You’re an intelligent woman. You don’t have to believe that stuff.

Evangeline: I failed her, Liz. You don’t understand. It’s a curse. My mother had it too. It’s… Something calls us and we follow.

Liz: Stop it.

Evangeline: And it’s calling me now.

Liz: Stop it!

Evangeline: No.

Liz: Stop it!

Evangeline: She’s calling.

Liz: Alright, you’re doin’ the thing that you did with Wheeler. Okay? Where-Where you’re-you’re seein’ something. You saw something in that room.

Evangeline: No, I didn’t.

Liz: Yeah, you did.

(unsettling music playing)

Liz: I was there. Now you saw something in that room. It was a ghost or a… some kinda spirit.

(voice panting)


Liz: You saw somethin’.

Evangeline: I saw nothing.

Liz: (disbelieving chuckle) You’re a liar. You’re a liar.

(phone buzzing)

(door opens, closes)

Liz: What, Prior?

Peter (over phone): Hey, uh, Chief? We just got a call in. Some fishermen spotted something near the dredge. Uh, wait, I-I’m gonna send you the photo.

(phone dings)

(tense music playing)

Liz: We already checked the dredges. Clark wasn’t there.

Evangeline: He’s probably been moving around. Dredge is a good place to hide.

Liz: You ever seen them when they were still working? When you were little?

Evangeline: The dredges? Yeah. They were amazing. Then the fucking things just got abandoned. It’s still out there rotting… forgotten.

Liz: Aren’t we all?

Liz: (sighs)

(music fades out)

(rumbling, creaking)

(ominous music playing)

(person running)



Voice (whispers): Evangeline…

(ominous music playing)

Liz: Navarro?


(eerie voices whispering)


(person running)

Liz: Stop where you are! Ennis Police! Fucker. (sighs)

(suspenseful music playing)

Liz: (panting)

Liz: Raymond Clark? Hands over your head. Let me see your hands! Slowly.

Otis: (breathing heavily)

Liz: Otis? Otis Heiss?

Otis: (panicking) Leave me alone.

Liz: Who gave you that coat? Was it Raymond Clark? Otis? Did he give you that coat?

(distorted music playing)

(music slows)



Liz: Otis? Talk to me. Where’s Raymond Clark?

Otis: He’s gone… He went back down to hide.

Liz: Where is he hiding?

(Otis exhales)

Liz: Navarro?

(tense music playing)

Liz: Navarro. Where you been? I’ve been lookin’ for you everywhere.

Liz: Otis, where is he hiding?

Otis: He’s hiding in the Night Country. We’re all in the Night Country now.

(music fades out)

(person singing “Twist and Shout” softly)

♪ Twist and shout ♪

♪ Come on, baby, now ♪

♪ Come on and work it on out ♪

♪ You know you twist, little girl ♪

♪ You know you twist so fine ♪

♪ Come on, twist a little closer now ♪

♪ And let me know you’re mine ♪

♪ And let me know you’re mine ♪

♪ And let me know you’re mine ♪


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