Chapter 11 (s02e03) Transcript 
NARRATOR: You've heard of the placebo effect.
But are you aware of the nocebo effect? In which the human body has a negative physical reaction to a suggested harm.
This will make you vomit.
This will make you vomit.
This will make you vomit.
NARRATOR: Your mind has the power to create its own physical reality.
This will make you vomit.
[VOMITING] [CHEERING IN DISTANCE] NARRATOR: Why do we yawn when we see others yawn? - [PEOPLE SHOUTING] - NARRATOR: Throughout history, - there have been incidents.
- [SCREAMING] - The Dancing Plague of 1518 - [SCREAMING] the Tanganyika laughter epidemic [LAUGHTER] the Hindu milk miracle.
MAN: Hey Some believe they're a response to stress.
[INDISTINCT SHOUTING] - She is our daughter! - She is my daughter! You didn't have her by yourself! WOMAN: I don't care anymore, what you have to say! I'm done! NARRATOR: Psychologists call it a conversion disorder.
In that the body converts a mental stress [GASPS] to a set of physical symptoms.
In this case, a tic, or spasm.
[GASPS] And, like any disorder, it can be contagious.
[SHOUTS] This kind of collective behavior is not limited to human beings.
What we know is that, in certain communities, under specific circumstances, an involuntary physical symptom developed by one person [GRUNTS] can become viral.
- [GASPS] - [SHOUTS] - MAN: You all right? - NARRATOR: And spread, from person [GASPS] What was that? To person [CRYING]: I don't know what to do.
Steph, just calm down.
It's gonna go away.
[GRUNTS] to person [CRYING] [GRUNTS] - [GASPS] - [GASPS] - [GRUNTS] - [GRUNTS] [GASPS] [INDISTINCT CHATTER] How are how are you? NARRATOR: until the entire community is infected.
[SHOUTING] But you don't see other signs of, uh NARRATOR: And so, my question to you is, if the idea of illness can become illness, what else about our reality is actually a disorder? [SIREN WAILING] [SHOUTING, LAUGHING] [BABY CRYING] [MONKS CHANTING] [WIND GUSTS] [GUNFIRE, LASER BLASTS] [WOMAN SCREAMING] [AIR HISSES] [ENGINE STARTS] [MONKS CHANTING] [BIRDS CHIRPING] [ROPE CREAKING] [THUDS] [ROPE THUDS] [STONE SCRAPING] [BOOM IN DISTANCE] [BOOM IN DISTANCE] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [ENGINE APPROACHING] [INSECTS CHIRPING] [CHITTERING] [INDISTINCT WHISPERING] MAN [OVER P.
]: Reminder: a loss of meaning is not normal.
Reminder: a loss of meaning is not normal.
[GRUNTING] You ready? Do we have to? We do.
[SIGHS] WOMAN [OVER P.
]: New symptom alert.
This is called shaomai.
I-It's a traditional Chinese dumpling.
There is a Japanese version which is more shrimp-based, but I prefer these, so Mm.
It's 'cause it has crab meat.
See, all you do Kerry all you do: dip it, and take a bite.
- That's it.
Look, I just don't see the point.
- Kerry - You know, I get all the nutrition I need - when we're, when we're - I know, I know.
- Together, so - But we agreed, after last year, not to take anything for granted.
We need you to be independent.
- And there's more to life than fighting, so - Okay, okay.
Here, just - [MOUTH FULL]: Well, I just can't do one.
Just no WOMAN [OVER P.
]: Reminder: avoid lines with double meaning.
Reminder: avoid lines with double meaning.
- Well, I guess you like that.
- And that's called cream soda.
- [TOILET FLUSHING] - Is-is everything okay in there? - KERRY: This is so disgusting.
- No, it's Uh, this is perfectly natural.
The food goes in, and then, it has to come out.
Of my butt.
D-Do you want me to come in and help you? No, no, I'm, uh I got it.
[SIGHS] Uh, don't forget to wipe, - you know, the - Yeah.
MAN [OVER P.
]: will commence at 0630.
[PURRING] Disinfection crews will commence at 0630.
DAVID: Is it weird? Being a cat? SYD: There are certain impulses [MEOWS] I have to resist.
What's he look like? [DOOR OPENS] DAVID: The monk? He's pale.
[GRUNTING] Honestly, it was dark in the club.
I never got that close.
SYD: When you saw me, in the future, what was I like? DAVID: Hmm, what do you mean? SYD: Did I look the same? - DAVID: Not quite.
SYD: Am I prettier now, or then? DAVID: I feel like this is a trick question.
[PANTING] SYD: Hold on.
Move! [SOFT CHATTER] MAN: I have no idea what's inside.
[TEETH CHATTERING] [FILTERED BREATHING] CARY: And you're sure it's on the inside of the glass.
VERMILLION 1: Yes.
MELANIE: Maybe the sickness is wearing off.
[ALARM SOUNDING] [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [GRUNTS] - [SCREAMS] - Are you okay? VERMILLION: Count confirmed.
One civilian missing.
It's a sealed room.
He couldn't just VERMILLION 2: Secure the building.
- [INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER] - Secure the building.
Secure the building.
Secure the building.
SYD: Why can't you just find him yourself, - with your mind? - DAVID: I tried.
Either he's not here or Fukyama said these monks can control their thoughts.
SYD: Isn't it better if we can find him first, see what we can learn and then tell Farouk? DAVID: Yeah, probably.
But he owes me some answers.
What happened to you back there? I'm not sure, but I I saw a flash, of you in the future.
- What was I? - You were writing me a message.
What did it say? "H.
" Stay here.
Keep an eye on the search.
Uh, tank 2.
[UPBEAT FRENCH SONG PLAYING] Does that work? [LAUGHS]: Nothing works.
So why? Got to try something, right? I'm-I'm Lenny.
She of the great escape.
Says every girl I ever banged.
[LENNY LAUGHS] Hey, speaking of You got any pills? Huh? Smoke? [CHUCKLES] [SNIFFING]: Glue? Where is he? Hey, how come we never talk? Come on.
Hey, y-you look good.
How's how's the girlfriend? Sydney, right? Syd? Or the the old bat and the and the black guy.
How's Is he He's looking pretty fit.
Farouk? [FRENCH SONG CONTINUES] Dude you got to help me.
I'm dying out here.
I'm I'm like a pet.
Or a house plant.
I pulled out all my hair before.
But it all came back.
Maybe that was a dream, then.
Can you talk to him? Yeah? El Rey? The King? Just get me out of here.
Farouk? [WHISPERS]: Please.
Put me out of my misery.
FAROUK: You found him.
DAVID: In with the sick.
There was a handprint on the glass.
He's loose now inside Division 3, but I can't his mind.
The Monks of the Mi-Go order.
Unless you know the secret.
[SNIFFS] When I find him and he tells you where your body is what are you gonna do with it? Live in it, my dear.
South of France.
And that's it? No super-villain- destroy-the-world bullshit? [FAROUK CHUCKLES SOFTLY] This word "villain" Do you know where it comes from? C'est francais.
It means, originally, "one who lives in a village.
" A peasant.
Do I seem like a peasant to you? - You know what I mean.
This is important.
The meaning of things.
You called me a villain.
Me, the king.
[SPEAKING PERSIAN] For decades I rule over my country.
I'm a good king.
Strong but just.
My people, they prosper.
And then your father a white man, which is You tell me, important? He comes.
Does he speak our language? Does he know our customs? And he decides what? That my people should have better.
That he knows better.
Who is he to make such choices? [SETS GLASS DOWN] You fed off me when I was a baby.
And I'm supposed to feel, what, sorry for you? Is it such a terrible thing to feel sorrow for your enemy? What is he, except a brother with another name? We're not brothers.
[POPS] [WATER BURBLING] You are still young.
You think justice is a glass jar.
You fill it with your hurt, your hate.
Don't you think I have my own jar? I'm a refugee.
Do you know the meaning of that word? Refugee.
Driven from my home, in exile.
Prisoner in another man's body.
Nobody put you in my head.
You made a choice.
[CHUCKLES]: Of course.
If the choice is between death or life I choose life.
Listen, I'll call you when I have the monk somewhere safe.
He takes us to your body, and then you are gone.
No one ever hears your name again.
Interesting, don't you think? You're doing this for a woman you love who lives in a future you're going to destroy if you help me.
- What do you mean? - The timeline.
She lives in a future you are trying to change, and when you do, she will cease to exist.
So really you are helping her to commit suicide.
Oh, and be careful with the monk.
He is very [SPEAKS GERMAN] Contagious.
See, this, uh [TEETH CHATTERING] madness.
They think it's me, that I'm infecting people.
But it's him.
He is like Typhoid Mary.
But where he goes, I follow.
So your friends think that I am the Mary.
Not so smart, your friends.
I got to [GASPING BREATHS] Cary? DAVID: Hello? Guys? [CLACK IN DISTANCE] - [GASPS] - [TEETH CHATTERING] [WHIRRING] [RATTLING NEARBY] - Ow! Ow! - Oh! Oh, oh, I'm sorry.
- Geez, it's me.
Shit! What is that? - It's just - It's so lemony.
- Some household cleaner.
- [GROANS, SNIFFLES] Wh Where is everybody? I don't know.
There were alarms.
I heard guns.
And Kerry went.
But I-I'm not physically brave.
- So I - Okay, hold on.
[ECHOING]: Syd? Melanie? Clark? They're not answering.
We're gonna have to find them.
- I saw him.
- What? The monk.
He had the children, the soldiers that were following him.
I thought they were immune.
To the disease.
But he was humming a tune that was very catchy.
Keep your eyes out for a cow.
Cow? [WHISPERS]: Syd? [WHISPERS]: David.
[TEETH CHATTERING] DAVID: Shit.
He's in there, right? His mind somewhere? Oh, yes.
Brain readings remain normal.
His mind is active, we just don't know what it's doing.
They're in the maze.
Meaning? I don't know.
Let's find out.
[BIRDS SINGING] Now, is this Well, we're inside his mind.
[CLIPPERS SNIP] Oh Ew.
- Hey, man.
It's David and Cary.
Do you Hello.
We're The monk infected you.
We're here to, I guess, rescue you? PTONOMY: Hello.
DAVID: What's wrong with him? I don't know.
Is this where everybody goes? When they get infected? Some kind of floral astral plane.
Do you sense anyone else here? Nope.
Then it's his maze.
If I had to guess, I'd say the contagion locks people inside their own brains.
Inside their own realities.
Yeah, this is Ptonomy's maze.
Yeah, but gardening? It isn't gardening.
It's that he doesn't remember us.
See? He forgets what he's doing after every rose, and then the shears and the basket, they remind him.
So what are you saying? It's a fantasy.
Or maybe I should say a core desire.
Our friend here is a memory machine.
He remembers every moment of every day.
Now if that was your condition, what might you wish for? To forget.
I mean, it's beautiful, really.
To live in the moment No past, no future.
DAVID: Yeah, but it's not real.
CARY: It's real to him.
In this moment.
DAVID: What are you saying, we should leave him here? I'm not saying anything.
I'm merely making an observation.
What if it was Kerry? You're right.
Wake him up.
How? I don't know.
You're the psychic.
[WHIRRING] [RUMBLING] [GASPING, PANTING] What happened? You don't remember? [LAUGHS] No.
[CHUCKLING] - The monk got loose.
- Do I need my gun? - No.
He has the kids The monk And they're armed, but they're kids, so I-I thought they were immune? - Uh, pied piper, humming, it's a long story.
[COW CHEWING] Cow.
- CARY: Sh-Should we, uh? - No.
I need to find Syd.
- We should split up.
- We stay together.
- PTONOMY: Definitely.
- [GROANS] - Are you? - I'm fine.
[MONKS CHANTING] [DOOR CLOSES] [TEETH CHATTERING] Oh, no.
Uh, no, it's not safe here out in the open.
We should get her to your lab.
How? [TEETH CONTINUE CHATTERING] All right.
[WHOOSHING] - CARY: Are we? - PTONOMY: Yeah, hold on.
[LIGHTER FLICKING] Is this Was mine like this? No.
You were in a garden.
In a sharp suit.
- Stay close.
[MECHANICAL WHIRRING] - What does it? - I don't know.
- Sh-Should I? - Yes.
[CLICKS] - It's - We're - DAVID: A game.
- I don't have time for games.
Melanie! - What do I? - Go through the door.
Look around first.
- [TYPING] - Climb down.
- Climb back up.
[GRUNTING, GROANING] [SPUTTERS] Ow.
DAVID: Is this Melanie? Is she doing this? CARY: I think so.
- PTONOMY: Where is she? - Perhaps her core desire is to be omnipotent.
To control the uncontrollable world from a distance, so she's everywhere.
[QUIETLY]: The Minotaur.
- [TYPING] - Look around.
[SOFT WHOOSHING] [SIGHS] Melanie? It's David! You have to talk to me.
The monk got free.
You're trapped inside your mind! If you come down here, we'll we can go home.
Okay? - What? - I don't know.
- [CRYING IN DISTANCE] - [METALLIC SQUEAKING NEARBY] [THUDDING FOOTFALLS APPROACHING] [THUDDING FOOTFALLS CONTINUE] - Let's, uh - Yes.
[DISTANT, DISTORTED SHRIEKING] - That was - A Minotaur, yes.
But why was it in a doggie wheelchair? I don't know.
Guys, we can't just I don't have time for this.
[ZAPPING] [STRAINING] [WHIRRING GROWING LOUDER] [DEEP, DISTORTED HUMMING] [DAVID SIGHS] [LOW WHIRRING] - [GROANS] - [SIGHS] Melanie, please! They need our help! [PANTING] [KNUCKLES CRACK] That was, that was nice, but I think we need another [SIGHS] Should I hug you? Please don't.
Let's just go.
[ZAPS] [GASPS] [MELANIE PANTS] Is that a A cow.
[DAVID RETCHES] - Okay, that really needs to stop now.
- What's wrong? Nothing.
It's I think Syd's in trouble.
We need to split up now.
Cary and I will look for Syd.
Melanie, you and Paul find Fukyama.
Oh, what if we see the monk? Ask him what he wants.
Just don't get too close.
You should be immune now, but - We are? - Yeah.
I did a little thing before we left.
You did a thing in my head? DAVID: Just don't get too close.
What about the cow? Leave it here.
I don't think I want a cow in my lab.
Guys, I don't care.
I got to find Syd.
Let's check the pedestal first.
Don't touch anything.
[MOOS] [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [GASPS] [GRUNTS] Cary? [ENERGY BEAM BLASTS] [GRUNTS] David? David.
[TEETH CHATTERING] [CHATTERING GROWS LOUDER] [INSECTS CHIRPING] [BOOMING IN DISTANCE] [MAN GRUNTS, CLEARS THROAT] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [MONKS CHANTING] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [BOOMING] [MONK LAUGHING] [MONK CACKLING] [BIRD CAWING] [BOOMING CONTINUES IN DISTANCE] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [TEETH CHATTERING] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [BOOMING CONTINUES] [RADIO CHATTER] [TEETH CHATTERING] CARY [WHISPERING]: David? David? [TEETH CHATTERING] Oh, no! [TEETH CHATTERING] [ECHOES]: Oh, fudge! I'm sorry.
We want the weapon.
What weapon? To kill the monster.
They did not tell us he was a monster and we took him in.
PTONOMY: There is no weapon.
VERMILLION 1: To Division 3 they told us.
If there is a problem, go there.
They will have the weapon.
[GROANING] Will have.
Do not have.
A weapon was planned, but never built.
The body was buried.
Then a new crisis and another.
Over time we forgot.
Do not believe.
Where is the weapon? Where's the body? VERMILLION 1: No.
We do not say.
He is out there as well, looking for it, the Shadow King.
He must not find it.
The end of everything.
He's the weapon.
VERMILLION 1: The King is too powerful.
His body, it will not drown.
It does not burn.
David can do it.
Do what? Destroy the Shadow King.
VERMILLION 1: No.
We do not want his help.
He cannot be trusted.
He works with the MONK: Teleportation.
DAVID: Just-just quiet for a second.
Let me think.
And stop making people sick.
MONK: People don't matter.
Only the body matters.
Well, they matter to me.
They're my people.
But you help him, the King.
- And he will kill all of them.
- I am not I have seen your mind as you have mine.
- Look [GRUNTS] - [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] [DAVID GRUNTS] Where's the body? We're not afraid to die.
Nobody is gonna look, I'm having a really hard time finding the landmarks here.
Minds separated from bodies and Minotaurs in mazes.
You got a girlfriend? - Girlfriend? - Yeah, I got one.
Well, I-I got two, actually.
Well, no, just one, but in two time periods, which raises the question: is it just one? Huh? I mean, people change, right? We change, so maybe she's different now.
In the future.
I don't The point is, I love her them.
And more importantly, I trust her.
And she told me things happen.
Okay? In the future.
So I have to, I have to help.
Look, just tell me where it is.
It was a valley and now it's a desert.
That much I know.
No, you won't.
Just tell me where it is.
I won't let anything bad happen.
It already has.
[BODY THUDS] [INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER] Syd! - [TEETH CHATTERING] - Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.