Mutant X Episode #112 Transcript: "Double Vision"
[Opening Scene: Brennan and Emma make their way through a dusty abandoned warehouse filled with old mannequins.]
Emma: You always take me to the nicest places.
Brennan (chuckling): Wasn't my choice.
Emma: How well do you know this Conlan anyway?
Brennan: I guess as well as you can know anyone you work with.
Emma: Now by work, are you talking about your past endeavors as a lowlife and a hoodlum?
Brennan: Hey! That's not very nice. Well, yeah, justified, but still not nice.
Emma: Hey, I am just going by what you've told me.
Brennan: Yeah, you know, Matty and I collaborated on a few projects here and there.
Emma: And you never noticed any signs of new mutancy?
Brennan: No. No, just like, uh, party tricks. Slight-of-hand stuff, you know. If there was any kind of power involved, it wasn't anything major.
Emma: Well, then I wonder what raised the GSA's sudden interest.
Brennan: Hey, Matty! Hello? [When Matty emerges from the shadows behind them, Brennan laughs and holds out his arms.] Hey-hey! What's up? [Matty grins and crosses to him, kissing him on the mouth passionately. Emma looks on, embarrassed.]
Matty (releasing him): You are looking better than ever!
Brennan: Yeah. Yeah, you're not looking so bad yourself.
Matty: I was afraid you wouldn't show.
Brennan: Oh, come on, I wouldn't have missed it. Matty, Emma. Emma, Matty.
Matty (not taking her eyes from Brennan): Hey.
Emma (quietly): Brennan, you never told--
Brennan (talking over her): So how've you been?
Matty (walking away from them): But you? Well, my friend, I'm afraid you ain't doing so hot. [Two GS agents emerge from the shadows behind Matty. Brennan pulls Emma back.]
Brennan: Emma, get behind me. Matty, what's going on?
Matty: Sorry, Brennan. I had to. [The GS agents power up their electrical gloves and attack Brennan, who easily knocks them out. Matty creates an energy ball between her fists and hurls it at Brennan.]
Emma: Brennan! [Brennan deflects Matty's magnetic ball with an electrical force-field. The two energies combine and build up into a huge explosion, which knocks everyone to the ground, including Emma, who is split into two separate, identical Emmas. Waking up, Brennan goes to the Emma closest to him.]
Brennan: Emma! Emma! [When she doesn't respond, he picks Emma A up and carries her out of the warehouse. The two GS agents and Matty wake up to find the second Emma still lying unconscious on the ground.]
Matty (holding her head): Damn. My head is killing me. [She looks around.] No Brennan. His girlfriend will have to do. Grab her and let's go. [The agents lift Emma B and tote her away.]
Opening Credits. "Double Vision."
[In Sanctuary's lab, Shalimar's watching over Emma A as she awakens on the biobed. Adam works on the computer nearby.]
Emma A: I feel so hot.
Shalimar (caressing her shoulder): Yeah. Hey, don't try to get up.
Adam (coming over): You feel okay?
Emma A (nodding): I think so.
Adam: Well, I'm not surprised if you don't. The preliminary tests show that your molecular structure has been somehow altered by the attack.
Emma A: How?
Adam: I don't know. We'll find out. We'll know more after I can analyze the results of the EDD scan.
Emma A: Okay. [As Shalimar prepares the scanner, Emma A looks frightened. Shalimar frowns at her in surprise.]
Shalimar: What's wrong?
Emma A: This thing is safe, right?
Shalimar: Of course. [She scans Emma A, who still looks nervous.]
[In the main room, Jesse's sitting on the computer ledge as Brennan paces angrily back and forth in front of him.]
Jesse: Look, you got conned. It's no big deal, and Emma's fine.
Brennan: Yeah. No thanks to me, I walked right into it.
Jesse: So what're you going to do, keep beating yourself up over it?
Brennan: No, I'll tell you who I'd like to beat up.
Jesse: You'd hit a woman?
Brennan: No, no, but if there's a woman who could drive me to do it, it would be her.
Adam (coming in): Hey. You let your guard down, that's all.
Brennan: Yeah. It just doesn't make sense. The Matty Conlan I knew was totally stand up.
Jesse: Stand up liar-cheater-thief.
Brennan: Yeah, and when did this energy thing come from?
Jesse: You never saw her use her powers before?
Brennan: She didn't have those powers before.
Adam: Well, wait, wait. It's hard to believe that they could've evolved like that in such a short period of time.
Brennan: Trust me, we've been in some pretty tight situations together.
Jesse (grinning): I'll bet.
Brennan: Yeah, not that kind of tight. Now, if she had had those abilities, then she would've had plenty of opportunities to use them.
Adam: You're certain of that?
Brennan: Yeah, I don't even know what I'm certain of anymore.
[At Genomex, Mason stands over Emma B on the lab table as Matty leans on a cabinet across the room.]
Mason: A force of your power's magnitude should've killed her.
Matty: Would you rather she was dead?
Mason: Having her as a prisoner gives us more options. What stopped you from delivering Mulwray?
Matty (peevishly): I promised you a member from Mutant X, and that's what you got.
Mason (straightening): My concern over the toll it took on you remains, Miss Conlan.
Matty: It's just a headache. It'll go away.
Mason (crossing to her): Talk to Dr. Harrison about these side effects when he sees you for your fine tuning.
Matty: No. No more operations.
Mason: If it wasn't for these operations, you'd still be a small-time hustler. Your job here remains open, Miss Conlan. [He starts to walk away.]
Matty: When I agreed to do this, I didn't realize everything that was involved--
Mason (interrupting her): You're still interested, aren't you?
Matty: And if I say no?
Mason: Well, I'd certainly would never force anyone to better themselves. Are you still interested, Miss Conlan?
Matty: Yeah. Still interested.
Mason: Then you have to maintain your health.
Matty: I'm fine.
Mason: If you are to assume a position of authority in this organization, we have to be certain of that.
Matty: I just need a little time to recuperate before my next operation.
Mason: Of course, take some time off. We can wait to meet with Dr. Harrison until this afternoon. 3 o'clock?
Matty: Fine. See you at three. [Behind them, Emma B opens her eyes.]
[Brennan appears at a tough bar and knocks on the door. The bouncer opens the window to see who it is, then slams it shut. Brennan knocks again, holding up a hundred dollar bill. The bouncer smiles and opens the door. Brennan enters.]
A Drunken Man (hugging Brennan): Yo, man!
A Drunken Woman (hugging Brennan): Hey, baby. Mmm. [She kisses his cheek and reels off. Brennan looks around at the women dancing in cages and raps on the bar to get the attention of the bartender, Axel.]
Axel: No way! Well, if it isn't the man himself! What's up, man?
Brennan (shaking his hand): How's it going, Axel?
Axel: Not bad, not bad. I've heard some crazy rumors about you, man.
Brennan: Yeah? Well, you know, people are always talking.
Axel: So what brings you to this part of town?
Brennan: Well, I'm looking for Matty Conlan. Happen to know where she's at?
Axel: It's been months. What's she up to?
Brennan: I was kinda hoping you'd tell me. I mean, this was kind of her office, right? She practically lived here.
Axel: Yeah, and then one day she just stopped coming in. It's been weeks now.
Brennan: Oh. Weeks? Oh, well, that's funny, 'cause a few seconds ago, you said months.
Axel: Ah, weeks, months, who cares. It's been a long time, okay?
Brennan: Yeah. You know, I'm guessing you know where she's at.
Axel: What are you saying, that I'm lying to you?
Brennan: Yeah. Yeah, you're always lying.
Axel (picking up a cell phone): Let me tell you something, man. I can make one phone call and you'll quickly learn just what pain really means, you understand me?
Brennan (grabbing the phone from him): Yeah? You know, I can make one phone call too. You know a Mr. Sonny Marco? Yeah, I can talk to him about all the gambling kickbacks that you've been skimming. [He dials the phone until it rings.]
Axel: All right, man, just be cool. I'll be straight with you, all right?
Brennan (hanging up): All right. Tell me what I need to know.
Axel: A few weeks back, she got popped fencing stolen goods. And then the cops that busted her was on somebody else's payroll, some government guys, something. Now the word is, she cut some kind of deal.
Brennan: Where's she staying?
Axel: Remember Ross, her ex-boyfriend up on Mason Street?
Brennan: Yeah, second floor.
Axel: She might be staying at his place.
Brennan (tossing him the phone): Good. [He leaves.]
[Mason and Dr. Harrison stand over Emma B on the lab table. Dr. Harrison lifts her arm to inject her with a drug, but she suddenly grabs his wrist and sits up.]
Emma B: Get near me with that, Doctor, you’ve breathed your last breath.
Dr. Harrison: Ow!
Mason: The man you are holding is Dr. Kenneth Harrison, the GSA’s most illustrious biogeneticist.
Emma B (letting him go): Is it always so damn cold in here?
Mason: Well, actually, the temperature in the lab has been lowered to inhibit the spread of disease and viruses.
Emma B (smiling): Germs freak you out, huh?
Mason: I’m afraid Dr. Harrison must complete his examination.
Emma B: Well, I’m not gonna be your latest guinea pig. [She kicks over the nearest table and punches out two technicians before picking up the metal tray and banging a third over the head. When three more GS agents confront her, she tiredly turns to look at Mason.]
Mason (surprised): Well, this is a side of Emma deLauro my intelligence on Mutant X told me nothing about.
Emma B: Well, I'm nothing like the rest of those Mutant X freaks.
Mason: You call your own teammates freaks?
Dr. Harrison (hiding behind Mason): You consider yourself normal?
Emma B: I consider myself gifted. And too valuable to be wasted as some mad doctor's lab rat.
Mason (smiling, approaching her): I know it’s a ploy, but I’m intrigued. What did you have in mind?
Emma B: Why not try a real experiment and let me join you?
Mason (blinking): I beg your pardon?
Emma B: You heard me. I want to leave Mutant X and come work with the GSA.
[Shalimar and Jesse are playfully sparring in the main room when Emma comes in, carrying a black kit.]
Emma A: Hey! Would you two please be careful?
Jesse (frowning): Careful?
Emma A: You almost fell back there!
Jesse (scratching his head): No...I didn't.
Shalimar (giggling): He looked fine to me.
Emma A: Well, looks can be deceiving. This is dangerous business, you guys, someone could get really hurt.
Shalimar: Well, that's why we practice, Emma...I mean, so when we get in a real fight with the bad guys, we don't get hurt.
Emma A (shaking her head): You know, sometimes I wish we didn't have to fight the GSA. There should be a better way for us to deal with them.
Jesse (sitting on the ledge): Yeah, absolutely, but...um...there's not.
Emma A (smiling at him): Which is why I suggest we start taking more precautions.
Shalimar (exchanging a look with Jesse): Precautions?
Emma A: Yeah! [She pulls protective gloves out of the kit and places them on Shalimar's arms.] I mean, look at our daily routine: fighting, flipping, offense, defense, throwing around our--let's face it--potentially dangerous powers.
Jesse: But that's what we do.
Emma A (putting on his safety gloves): Yeah, I know, and I understand that, I do. But if Adam expects us to train like this, we have to think more about our safety. [She places a helmet on Shalimar's head.]
Shalimar: Are you for real?!
Emma A: All I'm saying is, let's be safe out there. And in here. [She shoves Jesse's helmet on his head and walks away, satisfied.]
Jesse (sighing): Uh...Post traumatic stress disorder.
[Mason stands behind his office desk, talking over Emma B's proposal with her.]
Mason: I have to say, Miss deLauro, this is quite unexpected. And quite unbelievable. Why do you want to leave Mutant X?
Emma B: I'm sick of their mealy-mouthed non-lethal style. I'm ready for some real action. [She turns to face him.] I thought I'd do well here.
Mason: Not if you think you can manipulate me. What is it you want here?
Emma B: Job satisfaction. Adam doesn't recognize my true potential.
Mason: I tried to get you to join us once before.
Emma B (walking over to his side): No, you tried to make me your prisoner. This is the first time you've listened to what I've have to say.
Mason: You've never wanted to talk to me before. Perhaps that hit from Miss Conlan affected your brain.
Emma B: What if it did? Maybe that's what it took to bring out the real me.
Mason: The real you would betray your mutant friends?
Emma B (rolling her eyes): They're a misfit gang of do-gooders that I'm forced to live with.
Mason: This is all very entertaining, but why should I trust you?
Emma B: You shouldn't. I'll have to prove myself to you. [They both look up as Mason's intercom beeps.]
The Secretary: Dr. Harrison's here.
Mason (looking at Emma): Send him in. [He sits behind his desk as Dr. Harrison enters.]
Dr. Harrison: Conlan missed her appointment. We can't find her anywhere.
Mason (about to turn on his computer): Perhaps it's time to cut our losses and move on to new test subjects.
Dr. Harrison: But I still need to get a final read on her condition. Otherwise all the data we've collected thus far could be corrupted.
Emma B: Let me find her. When I was with her, I picked up on where she might go.
Mason: And where is that?
Emma: It's a feeling. I'll know it when I get there.
Dr. Harrison: She's lying.
Emma: It's an opportunity for me to show you what I can do. [Mason considers her proposal.]
Dr. Harrison: You're not taking this seriously!
Mason: You'll be accompanied by GS agents.
Emma B: Fine. Just as long as they stay out of my way.
Mason: I'll expect to hear from you every two hours.
Emma B: I'll be back before you have time to check your watch. [She leaves. Mason smiles after her, then sobers when he notices Dr. Harrison frowning furiously at him.]
[Walking around the main room of Sanctuary, Emma A stops when she gets some impressions from Emma B's mind. She's brought back to reality by Adam's voice behind her.]
Adam: Emma? Are you still trying to shake off the attack?
Emma A: I'm okay.
Adam: All right. Is there anything else you can tell me about what happened?
Emma A (shaking her head): I've told you everything I can remember.
Adam: Anything different happening to you telempathically?
Emma A (avoiding his eyes): What do you mean?
Adam: Any discomfort? Any changes in the way you sense things? Any unusual images that you might be picking up?
Emma A: Other than feeling a little shook up, everything feels pretty normal.
Adam: Okay, so you'll tell me if there's any pain, any dizziness, any...
Emma A: Of course.
Adam: All right, I'll be in the lab.
Emma A: Okay.
Adam: Okay. You promise?
Emma A: I promise.
Adam: Okay. [He rubs her arm and heads towards the lab.]
[Axel is wiping down the bar when Brennan leaps over the table and slams Axel's head down on the wooden surface.]
Brennan: Where's Conlan, huh?
Axel: What, she wasn't at Russ's?
Brennan: What, you think you can send me on a fool's run and get away with it?
Axel: Conlan would've killed me, man!
Brennan: Well, I'm not gonna kill you, but I can damn sure make you hurt. Where is she at? Huh?
Axel: She's in the back.
Brennan: She'd better be in the back. [Letting Axel go, he goes to the back room to find Matty lying on the cot.] You know, I never would've figured you for a rat, Matty. What did Eckhart offer you to sell me out, huh?
Matty (sitting up): My life. I would have chosen prison, but it wasn't an option. Before Eckhart made me his test monkey, the most I could do was make a quarter slide across the table.
Brennan: So what are you saying, the GSA experimented on you to amp up your power? [Behind him, Emma B bursts through the door.] Emma, what are you doing here? [Emma B fells Brennan with a high kick to the face, and two GS agents drag the struggling Matty out the door.]
Matty: No! Brennan! [Getting up, Brennan chases them through the back door. Just as Emma B is getting into a black SUV with Matty and the GS agents, Emma A runs up behind Brennan.]
Emma A: Brennan! [As a very confused Brennan looks back and forth at the two Emmas, Emma B smiles, gets into the car, and drives off.]
[Back at Sanctuary, Brennan reports back to Adam, Shalimar, and Jesse.]
Jesse: This is crazy! The Emma with the GSA must be an imposter.
Shalimar: Well, I wouldn't put it past Eckhart. Finding Mutant X look-alikes to screw with our heads.
Brennan: Hm. No, it was Emma. Both of them.
Jesse: Yeah, except that one of them was working with the GSA.
Brennan: And neither one of them was the Emma that we know.
Shalimar: Could she have been cloned or something?
Adam: I think it happened when you and Emma were attacked by Conlan. By supercharging the electromagnetic charge of Conlan's, I think that you unwittingly created a power that was capable of cutting through cellular material to a genetic level.
Brennan: I did?
Shalimar (skeptically): So....Emma's walking around with only half her chromosomes?
Adam: No, no, no. It's more like the double helix pattern was cleaved into a mirrored base sequence and reformed to make two separate entitites. And if we can't figure out a way of reintegrating the two Emmas back into one complete person, it could be fatal. To both of them.
Emma A (walking in): It's not true. Not a word.
Emma: I am the real Emma. That other person is just some fake!
[With Matty in tow, Emma B and her two GS agents return to Genomex and find Mason on the lower catwalk.]
Mason: I can hardly wait until Adam hears about this.
Emma B: He already has. In the midst of picking up Conlan, we ran into Brennan Mulwray.
Mason: So Adam's heard all about your change of heart by now. [He looks at Matty.] It would have been so much easier for you to just keep our appointment.
Matty: It would have been so much easier if you had just killed me when we met.
Mason: I saved you from a wasted life and turned your piddling mutant powers into something truly formidable!
Matty: All you gave me is pain.
Mason: Which will soon be over. [The two agents take her away; Mason turns to a third agent.] After Dr. Harrison has completed the final examination, have Miss Conlan prepared for stasis.
The Agent: Yes, sir. [Mason nods to Emma B and walks away.]
[Emma A is walking through the main room of Sanctuary alone when Emma B's voice comes from her comlink.]
Emma B: Hey, Emma. Emma!
Emma A (confused): Hello? Who's this?
Emma B (in Axel's bar): I think we both know who this is.
Emma A: I know who I am. You are nothing but a freak accident.
Emma B: Now is that any way to talk to your better half?
Emma A: If you think joining the GSA makes you better....
Emma B (sitting at the bar): Now when did you get so tough? The last time I saw you, you looked like a little girl who was ready to cry.
Emma A (sitting on the bench): What do you want?
Emma B: Tell Adam his methods don't cut it anymore. So I'm going to put an end to Eckhart and the GSA once and for all. You know, it's so simple I'm disgusted Adam didn't think of it sooner.
Emma A: What are you gonna do?
Emma B: What they've been doing to us. Turn Genomex into one giant stasis pod. Only this time, their metabolisms will be lowered to the point that noone will ever wake up.
Emma A: But you'll kill all of the new mutants that Eckhart's holding.
Emma B: Just tell Adam I want to meet him. And I wanna know whose side he's on.
[Adam sits on the bench by the waterfall as Emma A informs him of Emma B's plan.]
Adam: See, the good news is, she was only pretending to go over to the GSA.
Emma A: Yeah, well, the bad news is, she's out of her freaking mind!
Adam: No, no, no, you know, now don't say that. See, she's the rash side, she's the unrestrained side of you that you normally keep in check by your better instincts.
Emmma A: Yeah, but doesn't she care about all the innocent people that will be killed if she goes through with this?
Adam: No, I don't think so. I think she's just focused on destroying Eckhart and the GSA.
Emma A: Well, she is nothing like me.
Adam: Well, evidently, one of the byproducts of this genetic split is this division of personality characteristics, where she becomes more impulse driven, and you're, you know, more cautious.
Emma A: Well, it is a dangerous world, Adam, cautious is the only way to be!
Adam: No, but we all have to take risks sometimes, right?
Emma A (shaking her head): Taking out Genomex is more than a risk. It would be a disaster!
Adam: Exactly. So we have to talk her out of it.
Emma A: I tried that. She won't listen.
Adam: But she'll meet with me, right?
Emma A (nodding): You and you alone. She wants Mutant X to join her in her plan.
[In the bar, Emma B waits for Adam as Axel brings her a drink.]
Axel: All right, burbon neat.
Emma B: Thanks.
Axel: That'll be uh... [Emma B touches his hand, influencing his mind psionically.]...on the house.
Emma B (smiling): You're a doll.
Axel (confused): Yeah. [He turns away, and Adam comes up to her.]
Adam: I didn't know you drank.
Emma B (putting her drink down): If you're looking for the teetotaler version, I believe she's with you.
Adam: Look, I want you to come back to the Sanctuary with me.
Emma B: Why? So I can see my weak side in whimpering action?
Adam: No, because I think I've found a way to get you back to yourself. Your whole true self.
Emma B: And I thought you came here to join me on my crusade.
Adam: No, I'm gonna stop your crusade.
Emma B (getting up): Oh, please.
Adam (grabbing her arm): What? You wanna kill innocent people?
Emma B: Mason Eckhart and his cronies are anything but innocent.
Adam: There are dozens of new mutats in stasis. You wanna kill them too?
Emma B: That's a small price to pay for the hundreds who will be saved if we stop Eckhart now!
Adam: But see, you're thinking with only one side of your brain; you're not thinking clearly!
Emma B: No, I have never been more lucid. Don't you see what a golden opportunity this is for us? I am inside Genomex. Eckhart trusts me! [Adam grabs her arm again, trapping her against the wall.]
Adam: All right, look, look, listen to me. My tests show that in this form as two separate identities, you both could be dead in a couple of hours.
Emma B (shaking her head): I feel fine.
Adam: I've got lab tests to prove it.
Emma B: You tested her, not me.
Adam: Emma, you're both the same! Now I need you to come back so I can reintegrate you with her.
Emma B: I'll think about it. After I take care of Genomex.
Adam: No, I cannot let you do that. [She projects an image of Adam with white eyes into his mind. Blinded, he lets her go and stumbles into the bar. She leaves.] Emma? Emma! Emma! [He raises his head as the effect wears off, but Emma B's long gone.] Emma!
[In Sanctuary, Brennan hands Adam computer chips as Adam prepares the computer for Emma's reintegration.]
Brennan: How's this gonna work?
Adam: Each of these will intensify the wavelength from the scanner. [He points at the EDD scanner.] I'm gonna broadband--
Brennan (interrupting him): No, no, no, I mean how is this gonna work to get Emma back together again? [Adam opens his mouth to answer when Shalimar walks in.]
Shalimar: We have to move fast. Emma and Conlan are at Genomex.
Adam: All right, well, so you and Jesse take the Double Helix, get over there, get Emma out before she can do any damage.
Shalimar: All right, but you....you already tried that. It's not that easy.
Adam: Well, I expect you to succeed where I failed. [Turning his back on her, he returns to work. Shalimar starts out the door.]
Brennan: Woah, Shal. See if you can get Mattie out of there too, all right?
Brennan: Thanks. [She leaves.]
[In his lab at Genomex, Dr. Harrison is standing over Matty on the lab table, making calculations on his palm pilot. Emma peers in through the doorway and projects the image of a waterfall into his mind to make him feel he has to relieve himself. After he leaves, she goes to Matty's side and starts pulling out the IVs.]
Matty (sitting up): What are you doing?
Emma B: Saving you from the big sleep, what does it look like I'm doing? I need your help.
Matty: Why should I help you?
Emma B: Well, it's not like you have a lot of options. [She smiles.] Besides, I think you're gonna love what I have in mind. Come on. [Matty follows her to the door, which opens to reveal Mason standing just outside.]
Mason: In a hurry, Miss deLauro? I demand to know what you're doing here. And don't use your telempathy on me.
Emma B: Promise. [She punches him in the face. He falls backwards, and she leads Matty out of the lab.]
[Coming out of Sanctuary's lab, Brennan approaches Emma A in the main room.]
Emma A: Where's Adam?
Brennan: Well, he's uh....finishing up.
Emma A: Well, they still have to find her, don't they?
Brennan: Yeah, if they want to reunite you and put you back together.
Emma A: I don't want her to be a part of me. This is normal!
Brennan (sitting on the main computer ledge): Noooo, this is not normal.
Emma A: No, I won't let Adam do this to me.
Brennan: Hey! Jesse and Shalimar are out there right now putting their lives on the line to get the other you back from Genomex.
Emma A: If they go to Genomex, there's gonna be GS agents. It could get violent!
Brennan: Yeah, but if they don't, you're not gonna be okay.
Emma A: No, it's too dangerous, Brennan. You've gotta stop them.
Brennan (going to her): Emma, listen. It's gonna be all right. Just relax.
Emma A (pushing away his hands): No, it's not! I wanna talk to Adam! Please, go get him for me.
Brennan (backing up): Okay. [He returns to the lab. Emma hurries to the computer and types in some commands.] Adam. She insisted.
Adam: Okay. [They both look up as the lab door slides shut, locking them in.] She programmed it to lock-down. [He looks through the lab glass at Emma A, who watches them from outside.] Emma. Key in the security code and let us out.
Emma A: No, if I do, you'll put us back together!
Adam: If I don't, you'll die!
Emma A: I can't be with her, Adam, she's not a part of me!
Adam: Yes, she is! And you're a part of her!
Brennan: Emma, we're all on the same team here. You need to trust us.
Adam: Emma, key in the code! [She turns her back on them.]
[At Genomex, Emma B leads Matty along the lower catwalk, crouching behind the wall near the stasis pods center.]
Emma B: As soon as we have a clear shot, we'll make our move.
Matty: Exactly what is our move?
Emma B: You hit the stasis regulator with an electromagnetic pulse. Within five minutes, this whole place will be like one giant pod. Nobody will know what hit them. Including Eckhart.
Matty: The stasis field will be unregulated.
Emma B: So?
Matty: So everyone could die. We have to get the new mutants out of here first!
Emma B: No, we don't have time.
Matty: Look, that could be us in there!
Emma B: If we go in there, we'll blow it. I thought you had a score to settle.
Matty: I do. The things Eckhart did to me.
Emma B: Think how you'll feel when you know he'll never hurt anyone again.
[In Mason's office, Dr. Harrison is repairing the small tears in Mason's false skin caused by Emma B's blow.]
Dr. Harrison: Don't worry about Conlan. Her powers will soon be depleted. She's got one or two pulses left in her at best.
Mason (irritably): So Conlan won't be the powerful ally I had hoped for. And your experiment is a complete failure!
[Inside the lab, Adam's telling Brennan how to electrically open the doors.]
Adam: 220 volts at 8 ohms. That should do the trick.
Brennan (smirking): You're not asking for much, are you?
Adam: Not anything you can't deliver.
Brennan: All right, step back. [Brennan creates a small tesla coil with two fingers and sends it at the door's lock, which opens.]
Adam (hitting his shoulder): Yeah! Good work! [He follows Brennan out to the main room, where Emma A's sitting on the dojo steps.]
Emma A (getting up): I'm so sorry, Adam, I just got scared!
Adam (taking her arm): Yeah, well, you're gonna be sorrier if we can't get you back together! Now I want you to go to your room, and I want you to stay there until Brennan comes to get you. Do you understand me? [She nods. He pushes her towards her room.] All right. Go!
Brennan: That was a little harsh, wasn't it?
Adam: Well, the way this new Emma is acting, it's the only kind of thing she'll understand. We've got work to do. Let's go.
[Inside Genomex, Matty and Emma B are watching for their opportunity to hit the stasis pod regulator.]
Matty: Emma? I don't know if I can do this.
Emma B: Do you wanna live in Eckhart's grip the rest of your life? However short he makes it?
Emma B: Well, if we don't eliminate him now, that's exactly what's gonna happen to you, and thousands of others just like you. [She points.] The regulator's right in the middle.
Matty: I may need your help when I'm through. [She aims an electromagnetic pulse at the regulator, which bursts. Hearing the noise from Mason's office, Mason and Dr. Harrison look down at them through his window.]
Emma B (catching Matty as she slumps backwards): You did it. Come on, we've gotta get out of here fast! [A pulse is emitted from the generator, knocking Mason and Dr. Harrison unconscious in their seats, and everyone else at Genomex as it passes over them. Monitoring the action from the Double Helix, Jesse and Shalimar call Adam at Sanctuary over their comlinks.</i>]
Jesse: Adam, do you copy?
Adam (working on the computer chips): Yeah, I'm here. What's going on?
Shalimar: Well, we're over Genomex. We scanned the area, but there's no sign of Emma or Conlan.
Jesse: Adam, I'm getting a really weird reading on the spectrometer here.
Adam: What kind of reading?
Jesse: Don't really know, I've never seen anything like it before. It seems to cover the entire wavelength spectrum.
Adam: Conlan could have hit the internal stasis system with one of her electromagnetic charges.
Jesse: Yeah, that would be consistent with the readings.
Adam: The entire compound could be covered with a stasis field.
Jesse: Adam, it's getting stronger.
Adam: Good. That means that we've still got a chance. Jesse, hit the compound with a microwave blast.
Adam: Just do it now! It's the only way to neutralize the charge. [Shaking his head, Jesse shoots the Helix's microwave blaster at Genomex three times.]
Jesse: Mission accomplished.
Adam: Well, if the stasis field wasn't at full power, maybe we caught it before anybody's metabolism got too dangerously low.
Shalimar: Want us to go in and check it out?
Adam: No! Find Emma. Start by looking for Matty Conlan. [Jesse flies the Helix away from Genomex. Inside, Dr. Harrison and Mason pick themselves up and get their bearings.]
Mason (over his intercom): All station heads to my office. Immediately.
[Shalimar and Jesse show up at Axel's bar; Jesse slams his head against the bar.]
Axel: Oh, not again!
Jesse: All right. One more time. Where is Matty Conlan?
Axel: Man, who the hell are you?
Shalimar (leaning over the bar): If you don't cooperate, you're gonna find out exactly who we are.
Axel: Listen, I don't know what you're talking about, all right? [Shalimar nods to Jesse, who reluctantly lets Axel go. Some large bouncers come up to the bar.]
The Bouncer: Need some help?
Axel: Yeah. [Jesse knocks out the first bouncer who attacks him, then punches his fist through the bottle the second holds up to hit him with. When Shalimar kicks a third across the table, Axel pulls a mean-looking guy under the bar to stand guard in front of him.] Hey, you! Come on, man, let's go, let's go! [Shalimar leaps onto the bar and fells the man with one kick.]
Axel (leaning over him): Come on, man, get up! [Feral eyes flashing, Shalimar smiles and leaps across the room to land on top of the bouncer she'd kicked first. Kissing his bald head, she flattens him with one punch. Jesse ducks as the second bouncer swings a pool cue at his head, then punches out both bouncers at once. Axel, having woken up his midget again, sends him crawling across the floor towards Shalimar again.] She’s just a girl, you little mama’s boy! Go ahead, get your ass in there. [Shalimar sends him sprawling across the bald man, and sits back leisurely on the table, legs crossed. Across the room, Jesse takes out three more bouncers in front of the dancing cage, and Shalimar kicks two more out of her way. Having taken out all of Axel's defenses, Jesse rejoins her at the bar. Shalimar smilingly cocks her finger at Axel, who stands behind the bar, holding up a bottle defensively. She holds out her hand, and Axel places the bottle into it.]
Shalimar (gently placing the bottle on the table): Now, where is she? [Axel wordlessly points to the back.] Thank you. [Grinning, Jesse follows Shalimar back to Matty's room, where Emma B's sitting on the cot next to Matty.]
Emma B (standing): Let me guess. You want me to come back to Sanctuary.
Jesse: Adam sent us to bring you both back.
Shalimar (grabbing Emma B's hand): You're coming with me.
Emma B (yanking away): Like hell I am.
Shalimar (sighing) This is getting irritating. [Shalimar punches her, and Jesse catches Emma B as she falls.] Got her?
Jesse (hoisting Emma B onto his shoulder): Oh yeah. I got news for ya. Split Emma? Heavy as the whole one. [He totes Emma B out the door. Shalimar sits next to Matty.]
Shalimar: You okay?
Matty (nodding, crying): I did something terrible. I think I hurt a lot of people today.
Shalimar: You talking about Genomex? [Matty nods.] We took care of it.
Matty (looking up at her): So nobody...? [Shalimar shakes her head. Matty looks relieved.] That means Eckhart will be after me.
Shalimar: Yeah, but you stick with us. We'll make sure you're okay. Come on. [Shalimar hugs Matty, and they leave together.]
[Back in the lab at Sanctuary, Jesse straps Emma B to one table, while Shalimar straps Emma A to a second.]
Emma A: Is this gonna hurt?
Shalimar: Are you kidding me? It's gonna be just fine. Hang in there. [Adam turns on the EDD scann, which scans both Emmas.]
Adam: All right, check their vital signs. [Jesse and Shalimar turn to their separate computer monitors.]
Shalimar: Pulse is 32. Blood pressure's 80 over 40.
Jesse: It's about the same over here. [Adam adjusts the scan.] Look, can you push it any harder?
Adam: No! It's already at full power. [He looks up as the machine suddenly powers down, and the lights in Sanctuary flicker. Brennan and Matty rush in.]
Brennan: What's going on?
Adam (grabbing his shoulder): Perfect! Brennan, Matty come here. Come here. [Matty and Brennan follow him across the room as he points to the EDD scanner.] I need you two use your powers together to boost the spectrum of the EDD.
Brennan: Woah, like when Emma first got split?
Adam (running back to the computer): Exactly.
Brennan: All right. [He looks at Matty.] Are you up for it?
Matty (nodding): Whatever I can do.
Adam: All right. Whenever you're ready.
Brennan: Let's do it. [They shoot a combined beam of their electrical and magnetic powers at the EDD scanner, which powers back up. Matty moans, beginning to weaken.]
Adam: Matty, don't quit, we need the power!
Brennan (pulling Matty to him): Come on, Matty, stay with me. Come on. Come on! [She straightens.] Good. Beautiful. [Both Emmas are absorbed from their respective tables into the EDD scanner and reintegrated into one Emma in the biobed in the middle of the room. Brennan catches Matty as she collapses.]
Adam: Is she all right?
Brennan: Yeah. Yeah, she'll be okay. I've got her. [He carries her out of the room.]
Adam (going to Emma's side): Okay. [Shalimar and Jesse join Adam as Emma wakes up, confused to see them all hovering over her.] You okay?
Emma: Yeah, I think so.
Adam: All right, well, what’s the last thing you remember?
Emma: Meeting Matty Conlan with Brennan and then the GSA showed up.
Jesse: She doesn’t remember a thing.
Emma: About what?
Adam: Oh, about the hidden sides of Emma deLauro. [Shalimar hugs her, Adam kisses her forehead, and they all laugh.]
[Inside Mason's office, Mason and Dr. Harrison are discussing the implications of what almost happened.]
Mason: They had us. We would never have known what hit us.
Dr. Harrison: I'd like to continue my research. I feel we're getting close.
Mason: I fully support further exploration into the possibilities of grafting mutancy onto low level non-new-mutants.
Dr. Harrison: The research subjects would have to be expendable, of course.
Mason: Of course.
Dr. Harrison: Do you have anyone in mind? [Mason glances sidelong at him, and walks out. Dr. Harrison looks extremely discomforted.]
[Brennan and Matty walk down the hallway at Sanctuary together.]
Brennan: We're gonna set you up with a new identity....uh...put you in a new town, you know, someplace safe where Eckhart's not gonna be able to get his hands on you.
Matty: Well, looks like my opportunity to put the past behind me has finally come.
Brennan: Good. Well, you know what? I hope you take advantage of that, because these opportunities don't come around too often.
Matty: Thanks, Brennan.
Brennan: You're welcome. [She grabs his head and kisses him on the mouth. He chuckles, surprised.] Okay!
Matty: Ever wonder why we never got together?
Brennan: Well, I can't say that I've never thought about it.
Matty: So? How come you haven't put the moves on me?
Brennan: Well, because I don't mix business with pleasure.
Matty: Well, that was then. How about now?
Brennan: Yeah, now. Come on, now more than ever, Matty. Don't you think this combination would be a little...combustible?
Matty: Hm. Your loss. [She turns around.] Where can I get a cab around here?
Brennan: Okay, it's official. You're crazy.
Matty: Mmm-hmm. [They walk out together.]
[Emma's sitting by the reflecting pool when Adam comes up to join her.]
Emma: So how insane was I?
Adam: Well, which you are we talking about?
Emma: Well, I guess they both had their moments.
Adam: Yeah, well we're all walking dichotomies, you know? Light and dark, good and evil, yin and yang.
Emma: I think my yang took over my yin.
Adam: Yeah, well, your yin put up quite a fight.
Emma: I'm sorry if I caused you guys a lot of trouble.
Adam (shaking his head): No. They weren't the real you.
Emma: Yeah, but if each Emma is a part of me--
Adam: No, no, no. No, this is definitely a case where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. [They grin at each other, and Adam caresses her hand before leaving her alone.]