Shangri-La: Near Extinction (2018) Script

(mysterious music)

(dramatic music)

[Kalo] Everyone knew it would all come to an end someday, sooner than later.

Of course, no one really wanted to think about it, even less do anything about it.

Pretend it's not real and hopefully it won't happen except well, it did happen.

[Male] Launch for all satellite carriers is a go.

[Female] Satellites created as weapons to protect the human race are now altering weather patterns at an alarming pace.

[Male] Something about a new ice age, a potential extinction level event.

[Kalo] Just like many had predicted, the human race engineered its own demise and gleefully marched to the brink of extinction and yet after all the world's been through, life still hangs on just by a thread my name is Kalo and my companions and I have been on a quest for hope, a search for a new beginning.

Over the years, our little motley crew of survivors has gone through many changes.

We lost many good people like we did again recently when we stumbled upon a military convoy that was under attack.

Hey stop.

[Male] Stay on guard, be careful.

[Pax] Vargas, what is it?

You and that supply convoy, looks like they're under attack.

Who the hell would be dumb enough to attack a UMF convoy?

I think that's what they're trying to figure out.

So should we turn around or something?

What's the plan?

They're UMF, so they're obviously trying to take them down.

I mean, we could try to help them but--

But then they'd come after us.

Exactly.

Will you all shut up?

Find who killed him before they take another one of us out.

Over there.

(guns firing)

Wow, they're fast.

For god's sakes, save your ammo.

Only shoot if you know you gonna hit.

Lieutenant, may I suggest maybe we call this in?

Home base, this is blue team, 53, 14, do you copy?

[Female] Blue team 53, 14, home base, go ahead.

(guns firing)

Ah, my arm!

(screaming)

Pull back, retreat, retreat.

Everyone stay hidden.

They just left them there?

Yeah, that's cold.

I think they're dead but what if they're not?

I think I can help them.

We'll check on them when it's safe.

Right but if they're not dead every second counts.

I think they need our help.

Right but you can't help them if you're dead.

You got a point.

So stay put for now.

Leda, what are you doing?

Come back.

Leda, come back.

Yeah, they're gone.

I guess when it's your time to go, it's your time to go.

(gun fires)

(grunts)

Leda, no.

(dramatic music)

No. No good, no good.

(engine revving)

What are we gonna do now?

If you do anything, it'll put all of us in danger.

Damn it, I warned him, I told him and he didn't listen.

He never listens.

Okay, I'm sorry about Leda, I really am but whoever killed those two soldiers, they're probably still here.

Yeah and they're watching us.

[Kalo] To the left, nine o'clock.

One on the left, one on the right.

[Vargas] What did you say Gyro?

V, watch out.

(gun fires)

He made a whole in my backpack.

Pax, same as Moscow.

I'll try.

[Pax Voiceover] Surrender, surrender, surrender.

Stop it, it hurts.

Get out of my head.

Put the blade down.

Put your hands up.

(grunting)

Make it stop, please.

Alright, we have your friend.

So you might as well just come out now.

Okay, you got us, you win, congratulations.

It's just the two of us.

We're sorry, alright.

It looked like you guys were trying to steal our loot and well your big backpacks look so appealing so we had to give it a try, you know what I mean?

But you can't blame us for trying, right?

Right?

[Kalo] The twin brothers who attacked the UMF Convoy could make a great addition to our little family.

Whether they can be trusted still remains to be seen.

We got caught in a blizzard which slowed us down and we knew we were gonna be in a sweet path.

So we found this place three days ago and decided to settle here for a bit.

And so what, to pass the time you just ambush UMF troops and throw blades at people?

You do what you gotta do to survive, you know what I mean?

We understand surviving but you guys don't seem like you're in too bad of shape so maybe next time you want to think twice before you try and kill people, any people but especially your kind.

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, we're not Ekon Kar freaks, we just wanted your supplies and well, she's not one of us.

Some things are in the eye of the beholder Aisa.

Gyro pulls her weight.

So she may be different but she is part of our group.

As far as we're concerned, she is one of us.

All you need is love, that's what they say.

Song by the Beatles released July 1967.

What's the Beatles?

And by the way, Aisa, it's me you tried to take our first, not her.

That was just strategy.

Take out the leader.

So where are you two actually headed?

Nowhere really, just moving around, hunting, scavenging for food.

Like we said, just surviving.

And you think ambushing a UMF supply convoy is gonna help?

'Cause in most cases, that shortens your life span, especially when there's only two of you.

That was just a spur of the moment opportunity.

We needed food, nothing to lose.

So what about you guys?

Where are you headed?

Shangri-La.

(scoffs) Yeah right.

You mind sharing the map with us?

More like looking for Shangri-La.

And we do have a map, pieces of it.

Gyro!

And Gyro talks too much, zip it, I know.

They seem okay.

Maybe you should tell them.

They could help us.

Help us or maybe try and kill us again.

You can trust us.

If we're with you, we're with you 100%.

The truth, the truth. No, no, no, wait, not again.

Alright, you can tag along, come with us to Shangri-La.

You know where it is?

Well we know how to find it.

But you try anything, you're out.

Understood.

Alright, we'll leave first thing in the morning.

[Kalo] Letting the twins come with us was a strategic move, strength in numbers, but a risky one.

Knowing that they had a pack of green eyes or greenies on their tail.

In spite of our special bond, I disagreed with Vargas but it wasn't up to me.

Greenies, never give up, always find you.

And then...

Okay, so do we have a deal?

I think we do.

Great, new friends, I love friends, they'll be there for you.

There's a blizzard coming and our next stop is at least four days walk from here.

So we're all gonna need to get some rest and save up our energy.

We're gonna need it.

I'll keep watch tonight just in case.

[Kalo] The twins joining us now means that we too are probably being tracked by green eyes.

Just one of many threats looming over our heads.

But being pursued by monsters is nothing new to us.

The more you run, the more things tend to catch up with you.

It's just a question of time until you can no longer run, the clock always ticking.

But as we continue our search for hope, and as I carry my task of documenting our journey, I've come to realize that I myself no longer believe in the very thing that we've been looking for.

[Pax] We should be close now, right?

[Gyro] Oh yeah, very close, very, very close, very.

[Pax] Good, I can't feel my face anymore.

[Vargas] There it is, we found it.

(mysterious music)


[Vargas] The door is frozen shut.

Here we go, come on everyone, get in, get in.

[Pax] Finally, out of that snow.

[Vargas] Come on, so I can close the door.

Five days with the sound of that wind in my ears.

Swear I thought I was gonna lose my mind.

It's been a long journey but we're here, we made it.

We made it?

Yeah, we did except we lost our healer to the UMF not even a week ago.

Him and half our supplies.

And not only that but we probably have a pack of green eyes after us thanks to the dumb brothers over there.

Hey, you agreed to let us come.

He's right, we did.

And you know they'll track us here eventually.

So I'm sorry, Vargas, I'm just not sure if we made it is the way that I would put it but that's just me.

Kalo, shh, it's okay.

Alright listen, I understand your frustration, I get it.

We've lost other people before and this probably won't be the last time unfortunately.

We will deal with Leda's loss and pay our respects in due time but first, we have to secure this place, make sure it's safe.

Alright?

Come on.

Let's do this.

So this must be the main entry point.

Let's secure it first, then deploy.

Lock.

Got it.

What time is it?

Four hours to midnight, plenty of time to spare if we're in a sweet path.

Well if we are in a sweet path, we should find out now so we can plan accordingly.

Gyro, what's our actual location?

Right, yeah, yeah, yeah, easy.

40.17 degrees north, 116.37 degrees east, That's where we are.

[Tai] And so?

Right and so based on data in MS cycle, yes, we will be in a sweet path for the next two midnights.

Two midnights in a row?

Satellite cross pattern, happens now and then, criss-cross, criss-cross.

So we're stuck here for two days, more than enough time for the green eyes to track us down.

That's why we're gonna eat and rest as much as we can.

It's been a rough five days but we're gonna get our full energy back.

So when the greenies do eventually catch up with us, we'll be ready for them.

So you guys never said, what is this place exactly?

Hezuo a research facility number two, administration and research labs for classified experiments.

Wait, you mean the Hezuo?

One of the 13 facilities, yes.

Facility remained active until 212 years ago when it was attacked by allied rebel forces.

Which is how he died.

I guess he was lucky, at least the greenies didn't get him.

[Pax] Poor man's been lying here for 200 years.

Alright, if this is like Hong Kong, then there might be a working emergency power supply somewhere.

So you were specifically planning to come here, to this Hezuo facility and you've been to some of the others already.

I thought you, we were looking for Shangri-La.

This is part of us finding it.

Right, I see.

You want to make sure you can trust us before you can say anything.

I get it.

[Gyro] This place, so many dark secrets.

(mysterious music)

(phone ringing)

Hezuo Pharmaceuticals, Donna speaking.

How may I direct your call?

Good morning, Dr. Holliston.

Good morning.

Have they started yet?

No, they're in the conference room waiting for you though.

Thank you, Donna.

Of course.

[Doctor] Jennifer.

Oh there she is, hey.

Splicing the whales from multiple species to create a viable organism has been challenging.

Our initial hybrids perished quite quickly.

We achieved greater stability later with the introduction of gecko genes which will provide the host with increased physical strength, stamina, and endurance as well as providing accelerated healing capabilities.

That strand, however, showed unexpected deviations and weaknesses when we ran the computer models.

Okay, I don't have a lot of time so are we just rehashing old failures or are we going somewhere this time?

Thanks to the discovery myself, Dr. Joe and Dr. Jones have made--

Well, it was a team effort, really.

Allow me to be the first to tell you that we finally have a stable embryo that will be viable in a host environment and based upon our models will fulfill all of the contractual obligations for your weapon and more.

The key was to insert DNA from Pristis clavata.

The Queensland sawfish.

Right, our latest hybrid should lengthen the life span of both the host and the specimen.

Is this for real?

You actually have a live embryo?

Oh, absolutely general and we are ready to move on to phase two as soon as you give us the green light of course.

(coughing)

But both Dr. Joe and our founder, Li Tian have made the very long trip here from Shanghai so let me hand it over to Li.

I understand time is of the essence and we've experienced some setbacks and delays but if you'll sign off on the hybrid designs and approve our development budget, we are ready to launch three new research facilities to meet the demands of phase two on an accelerated schedule.

We have also upgraded our headquarters in Shanghai to become the center of operations for this project.

Right and my niece and Dr. Holliston will be moving there to work directly with Dr. Joe.

Together, they will coordinate the work between the facilities all across the globe.

Then, Dr. Jones here of course will take over for Jen as project manager right here in New York.

What about control?

The specimens were originally designed to target anyone.

However, the chips we will be implanting during phase three will give us the ability to target specific genetic profiles, both for large populations or specific individuals.

Everything you asked for and more.

So General Sterling, like you, my time is precious.

Do we have a deal to move on to phase two or not?

We'll split into two groups and use the A scans to canvas the building.

Gyro.

Scanner bands, yes.

Fully charged, good to go.

Alright, good here, you?

Nothing, mine keeps crapping out on me.

Tap it, tap, tap, tap.

Okay.

Anyone comes through here, we'll know right away.

Alright, Aisa, you Pax and Gyro take the warehouse.

The rest of us, we'll take the labs in executive wing.

Check back every 10 minutes.

Everyone, stand back.

(laser blasting)

[Pax] Well, this is just more of the same, another empty bay full of nothing useful.

Okay, stay still, let me run a scan.

Anything?

Mmm, mostly us and a whole lot of nothing.

Sometimes nothing's better than something.

That's you Gyro, that's deep.

I really don't like this place.

There's a lot of negative energy.

The past is behind.

We must let go.

I really wish I could, Gyro.

Vargas, you copy?

(mumbles on scanner)

Okay, well bay four is clean and of course, still no signs of power, water or any electricity.

(mumbling on scanner)

Got it.

We're on to bay five.

(mysterious music)

(speaking in foreign language)

[Female] Decontamination in progress.

[Linus] Are you okay, little five?

Linus, how are your friends doing this morning?

Very well, especially number five.

I'm feeling excitement.

Yeah, I'm sure you are.

So what has five been up to?

Okay, at first I was thinking number three was showing some signs of intelligence, basic response, unlike number one which is well, not the sharpest bulb in the drawer, but then all of a sudden number five just, I don't know, woke up and turned into Einstein.

That's just a figure of speech-- Speech, I know.

I know it sounds crazy but it's almost like it's become aware.

Well we didn't design them to be aware.

I know.

But (speaking in foreign language), even God made mistakes.

Eve wasn't supposed to eat the apple or whatever, right?

Look.

Simple autonomous neural reaction, you gotta quit watching all those science fiction movies, Lin.

I'm serious, Jennifer, it's learning and incredibly fast.

It's like it has its own personality.

I'm telling you, this one is different, it's special and because we got a chance to play, it's hungry.

(speaking in foreign language)

I'm going to pump it some hormones.

Well if what you're saying is true, it wasn't part of the plan and maybe God makes mistakes but we can't afford to.

Have you gotten similar reports from any of the other labs, Moscow, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong?

No, nothing.

Only Dr. Savatanand in Bangkok reported something vaguely similar but it was a single random incident.

We need to figure out what's going on with you, number five?

Jen, what are you doing?

I'm going to run some experiments on your little pet here so I can figure out if anything's actually going on.

Those experiments, it could set back the progress its made.

Hold on.

Fine, have it your way.

Jen, Jen, no, please.

(zapping)

So this is where they did their research?

[Kalo] That's what the records show.

[Tai] What kind of records?

The ones I've gathered over the years, humanity at its dumbest but there's plenty of blame to go around, I guess.

So are you some kind of a researcher?

I was a librarian once a long time ago.

A librarian, not just any librarian, more like a librarian for the brotherhood of Ekon Kar, thank you very much.

Thanks Vargas, seriously?

Well you used to kick ass.

He used to kick ass.

I mean literally, you should've seen him with one of those staffs.

You were in the brotherhood?

Like I said, it was a long time ago.

[Kalo Voiceover] Many years ago I was lost before I was found.

The brotherhood offered a sanctuary for those who sought a higher purpose.

The cult has powerful bastions all over the world pretending to maintain a sense of order in a chaotic world.

It took me awhile to realize that the book of Ekon Kar was just fiction used to keep us in line.

So I started searching for a way to make sense of the world, searching for the truth about the origins of Konglings, an answer for where we came from.

And little by little, I pieced it all together.

[Atukka] I have found the volume you are seeking.

It's getting too dangerous.

You know we're both doomed.

If anyone discovers that I've been smuggling forbidden writings for you.

This was one of the last science books ever published.

Darwinism Interrupted: How Man Created Konglings and Made Itself the Weakest Link.

This is where the real truth about creation can be found.

You are not wearing your true face.

You're getting reckless, Kalo, you're gonna get caught.

It shouldn't matter what we look like on the outside, this is who I am.

I understand but they wouldn't.

(bell tolling)

The offering, we should prepare.

Wait, when?

I didn't know this would be an offering.

A patrol captured a small group of Konglings last night and it's been so long since the last offering, Reyna didn't want to wait.

We should go.

Kalo, Kalo no, not now, it's too--

I just can't wait anymore.

I can't keep doing this.

It's a crime against our own people and I cannot stay here and watch it happen anymore.

But to them, what you believe, it's a blasphemy against the book of Ekon Kar.

The book of Ekon Kar is a fraud, all of it.

It's just made up.

You know I believe in what you preach but this is not the time nor the way.

Stay with me.

Together we can change things from the inside.

I'll miss you too, Atukko but my mind is made come with me if you want but I can't stay anymore.

Kalo, please don't, you're gonna get caught and then what?

And then I'll die with a clean conscious or at least cleaner.

(upbeat music)

Take care of yourself, my friend.

(upbeat music)

(dramatic music)

What do you want now?

I'm letting you out.

Right, change your minds about the whole kill your own kind to be reborn thing?

Actually I did and now I'm finally doing something about it.

Pax.

[Pax Voiceover] The truth, the truth, the truth.

What are you doing?

What are you doing to me?

He's really trying to help.

I am, now go.

Your brothers came an hour ago and took two of our friends, Aelis and Lux.

Okay, go down that way and keep going until you reach the service entrance in the back of the building.

These keys will open every door you run into.

Everyone should be at the offering ceremony so you should have a clear path.

I'll try and save your friends and meet you at the corner of north Wabash and Kinzie by the ruins of the old Trump Tower.

If I'm not there in half an hour, don't wait, get the hell out.

After thinking about it a long while, I couldn't reconcile my own beliefs with the whole kill your own kind to be reborn concept.

So I left and swore to never hurt anyone ever again.

[Tai] That's why you don't carry a weapon.

Now I'm more like our group's historian, I guess, researching the past, [Kalo And Vargas] Documenting the present, trying to anticipate the future.

Stop that.

(scanner beeping)

What is it?

A moving organism, somewhere near.

Damn scanner didn't pick it up before, it keeps glitching, I can't get a lock.

Green eyes?

If it's green eyes, Quint will take care of them.

No, different signature.

What then?

I don't know.

Just you guys stay back, alright, keep her back.

It's okay, Quint's faster.

(dramatic music) Freeze.

False alarm, everything's under control.

(bat screeching) (girl screaming)

[Girl] Ah, get off me.

Wait no, he won't hurt her.

You were supposed to protect me.

I'm sorry, he must've been moving too fast for the scanner.

[Kalo] She's fine.

Looks like he came through there, ventilation system, made it's way through the vent there.

Let's patch it up just in case there's another one.

Oh, you gotta be kidding.

(upbeat music)

(laser blasting)

That was close.

Don't step in that mess.

[Kalo] Ah... what?

You've got some...

Ugh, this didn't--

Didn't happen either, right?

Yeah.

Don't want to ruin your image for what's left of humanity That's funny.

I know.

Alright, let's keep your eyes peeled in case there's another one hiding in here.

And let's look around for anything we can to patch that up.

(dramatic music)

Dr. Hanston, how's Lieutenant Jared?

He's in shock, lost a lot of blood.

We cauterized when the amrap broke down.

We couldn't get the wound fully sealed.

He's gonna make it, right?

General Forrester, right now your guess is as good as mine.

You guys get the forearm?

[Male] Sorry doc, we couldn't retrieve it.

This is Dr. Hanston, prep the OR and log Lieutenant Jared's med file into the system.

Amelia, please take good care of him.

I do my best with every patient, Nicole.

Now if you want your son to have a chance, stop slowing me down.

Come on, let's go.

What the hell happened out there?

We were ambushed by a large group of Konglings.

You mean to tell me that you couldn't fight off a bunch of stupid Konglings.

All do respect, general, we were never trained for combat.

This was just a resupply mission.

They took out our comm capabilities.

We suffered two casualties on site, decided to retreat when your, when Lieutenant Jared was injured.

But we did manage to capture one of them alive.

So what do you want, a medal?

You didn't have to retreat, you chose to retreat instead of fighting.

You were scared, weren't you?

I heard about what happened.

Please don't be too hard on him, general.

Even with our weapons and technology, it's not as easy as you think.

Go and clean yourself up, private.

All of you are dismissed.

It's been awhile since you've been in the field.

That's why we have special commandos to eradicate them.

We can't let this stand.

They have the balls to attack us, that means that they're getting bolder and we can't let up, Huang.

We need to wipe them out before they wipe us out.

Eventually we will, and the world will be ours again.

You just need--

Patience, I know but you know the things is I'm running out of it.

Can we track the group that did this?

The GPS info on the amrap, gave us a time and location of the encounter.

We'll just use some drones to figure out where they went.

And when you find them, kill them, captain.

Now if you will excuse me, I have prisoner to go and interrogate and if I find out anything more in regards to their whereabouts, I'll let you know.

Understood.

(sighing)

Looks like we got ourselves plenty more of nothing.

It's empty.

Yet filled with so much history.

This is where they kept some of our kind like cattle, so much suffering, so much pain.

They experimented on us like animals.

This place was part of the end.

But part of the beginning too.

Yeah.

(dramatic music) Time!

Geez Gyro, what the hell?

It's time, nine minutes 54 seconds since last contact.

No need to yell.

Okay but it's time.

Okay.

Hi, Aisa checking in.

How you guys doing?

Ran into some (mumbles).

Alright, well bay five is creepy but clear, just like the others.

Exterior doors, exterior doors.

Yes, and we've also checked all the exterior doors and so far they're all frozen shut.

You keep going.

We're almost done here, then we'll join you.

[Aisa] Okay.

Basement?

Let's find out.

[Pax] Look out for snowbats.

The command center should be around the corner.

This one's pretty thick, still might be able to blast through it.

You think this is it?

Well, it's heavily insulated, sensors can barely see through, just enough to detect a large amount of electronics behind it.

This is pretty much the same way out so yeah, I'd say this is probably it.

And what is it exactly?

What are you talking about?

Nothing you should worry about, Tai.

You picked this place on purpose because you're looking for whatever is behind this door.

Listen Tai we've known you and your brother for five days.

Now the rest of us have been on the road together for a very long time and let's just say that we've learned to be cautious along the way.

And you think we're what, spies?

He's the one who used to be one of those crazy priests and who's clearly got you wrapped around his finger.

I said I put that behind.

Our bond is none of your business.

And you trust Gyro even though she's one of them but you can't trust us.

And by the way, this goes both ways.

How do we know we can trust you?

You can't.

Either you take a chance or you and your brother are free to go off on your own.

Your choice.

[Aisa] Hey Vargas, I think we got some good news down here.

Go ahead, Aisa.

We're down in the basement and well, first, I think we just found the perfect place to settle in for the night.

But the main thing is, man, I think we just found the electrical panel for the building's emergency backup power.

(mumbles)

Scanner's gaining a positive reading but it's a little on the low side so no way to really tell until we try it out.

Just getting an official okay from you as you're like the boss or whatever.

[Vargas] Okay, let's go ahead.

Got it, nothing to lose, right?

Could explode.

Unlikely but possible.

Okay, well keep your fingers crossed.

Ah, come on!

[Pax] Aisa, how about the main switch?

What main switch?

Um, this one.

We've got power down here, well done.

This looks kind of cozy.

We're in the boiler room, basement of bay six.

Just beamed you directions.

Ooh, getting nice and warm.

And we got heat people.

Now can we finally eat and get warm?

I think so, yeah.

Alright Aisa, we're on our way.

What about the, you know, that?

Don't worry, that'll still be there in the morning.

And didn't you say you were hungry?

Eat?

Okay, well if Quint is hungry then it must be dinnertime then right?

And then we can sleep and get strong.

(electricity bursting)

(mysterious music)

Morning, Linus.

Jennifer, Jennifer, hat's on fire.

Excuse me?

Could you maybe check with me the next time you decide to kill one of our specimens?

I had to dissect one of them and you said yourself number one was dumb as a doornail.

Please, try to be more sensitive.

Don't dissect in front of the others.

They have feelings too.

They don't.

Now what are you so excited about?

Wait, don't tell me, number five again?

Right.

I'm starting to think there's something going on between the two of you.

That is funny but I'm not joking.

It was withdrawn for awhile after you ran your tests but it's come back the last couple of days and it's continuing to learn, faster than ever.

It's not learning anything, Linus, we didn't design them to do that.

You are just seeing what you want to see.

Well maybe you're not seeing what's right in front of you because somehow, five has found a way to communicate.

Ha, communicate!

With the others.

What do you mean exactly?

Let me show you.

No, not another PowerPoint presentation.

No, much better.

Is it hiding?

Did it just try to punch me?

It looks that way.

I don't think it likes you, you know, after what you did to it and to number one.

Actually, I think you've pissed it off so much, you've prompted it to learn faster.

Okay, so what's the deal?

Is it gonna pick up a little tiny cell phone now and call its friends?

Stop making fun, this is important.

Linus, I have seen it, you taught it a trick and five is the only one out of any of them that has been able to do it--

That's not it.

The trick I taught it, it's taught it to the others.

Oh my God, what the--

Fantastic, I know but wait, look at this.

Are you all ready?

Yeah, ready here Linus but I got to admit, man, this is kind of freaking me out.

I think we're all ready.

[Linus] And look.

Oh my God, they're communicating across the globe.

But how?

I think our number five's in charge and telling all the others what to do.

I think they're communicating telepathically.

[Dr. Holliston] Linus, this is not good.

Finally we can warm up and relax.

Gyro could use some rest, for sure, for sure.

We all could.

Maybe we can bond and get our strength back.

We have nothing but time as we're stuck here for the next two days.

I'm hungry.

You're always hungry.

That's true.

Drink it slowly, it'll last longer.

I like to drink fast, it tastes better.

Hey Vargas, you think these windows will be okay when the Midnight Sun rises?

The heat is making the frost melt.

Gyro checked and said the paint would be enough to block it out.

[Tai] Are you sure Gyro knows--

Gyro knows what she's doing, alright, we're fine.

[Tai] Heirloom?

Sort of, not mine though, it's hers, just hanging onto it for safe keeping.

[Tai] We're low on food, aren't we?

Half of it was in Leda's backpack along with our medicine.

So now we should have maybe another week's worth if we really start rationing.

We're gonna be okay it's just not gonna be easy.

Tai, please don't tell the others about the food.

Can you imagine what it'll be like when we finally get to Shangri-La?

No more worrying, no more starving, no more hiking through snowstorms.

After all these years, we're so close, I can feel it.

Really?

You can feel it?

You sure it's not just wishful thinking?

Kalo, not now.

What does that mean?

Never mind, forget it.

And don't try to get in my head, Pax.

Alright listen, things have been tough but they should get a little easier once we get to the other side of the wall.

And then we continue to the next Hezuo facility.

We have a plan.

We stick to it, we keep going and eventually we'll have what we need to find our way.

I'm not saying it's gonna be a walk in the park but we can do it and we're going to.

We just need to have faith, all of us.

Long journey but Shangri-La awaits.

Arkay and the there primes await.

It's okay, it's just another snow bat caught in the ventilation system.

Or maybe it's one of Kalo's Ekon Kar buddies paying their old priest friend a little visit.

That is not funny.

You just had to tell him, didn't you?

I meant it in a good way.

I told you not to say anything.

Kalo, I'm sorry, I was just joking.

We are really not good with jokes.

[Tai] Kalo, come back.

It's been a few days since my last entry.

We finally reached our next destination.

We lost another soul, Leda and with him some of our supplies.

We probably have a pack of green eyes on our tail and I'm not even sure any of us can survive an attack with the shape we're in right now.

Also, I'm disturbed by the thoughts, the feelings,

that I've been experiencing lately.

(dramatic music)

[Kalo Voiceover] I had faith once, misplaced, misguided for awhile, then real faith when I met Vargas.

But now, now it's just, it's gone.

Once you choose truth and logic over faith, can you ever go and regain the faith?

I really don't know.

I don't think you can.

And maybe that was my punishment for the wrongs I'll never be able to right.

My brothers, it has been awhile but the time has come once again to give the great Ekon Kar the ultimate offering, our own sacrifice in exchange for new lives.

As these shells will soon be blessed with the gift of Ekon Kar and become one with us all.

(speaking in foreign language)

[Male] The hand of Ekon Kar for you, great priestess.

Aelis! Please, let us go.

Going somewhere, brother Kalo?

Come closer.

[Kalo] Great Priestess Reyna, I apologize.

I feel unwell and thought it best to retire to my quarters.

Kalo, pull down your hood when you address me.

Hmm, not wearing your true face, that is a major offense, Brother Kalo although nothing compared to defecting which I've been led to believe by a trusted source is your intention.

Isn't it, Kalo?

Atukko!

I'm sorry, I couldn't let you go.

Atukko, I trusted you.

And we all trusted you yet you betray us.

You betrayed your brothers, your priestess, your God.

Brother Atukko did the right thing and I've absolved him for his sins.

But yours, Kalo, cannot be forgiven.

However, in the spirit of Ekon Kar's graciousness,

I will grant you an opportunity to redeem yourself.

Give yourself to Ekon Kar as an offering.

No, you swore!

And you have my word, I will let these two go as their lives seem to matter so much to you.

Or do they?

So what will it be, Kalo, are you a faithful, a traitor or just a coward?

I will not sacrifice myself to a fake God.

You're a monster, Reyna, all of you.

That, Kalo, is in the eye of the beholder.

(action music)

So like a coward, I abandoned Vargas' friends.

(action music)


Surrender Kalo, there's no way out.

Kalo, please listen to him.

You betrayed me.

[Atukko] We can go after him.

He'll be back.

If not, you'll find him.

Won't you, Atukko?

We have all the time in the world.

It's been more than 30 minutes.

What are we gonna do?

Maybe we should wait a bit more.

No, we've waited long enough.

There are three of us now, I think we should go.

Wait!

Where are our friends?

I'm sorry, I got there too late.

They had already been sacrificed.

I'm very sorry.

We should go before they catch up with us.

You heard him, let's move.

[Kalo Voiceover] I lied that day, I was a coward.

Pax knew right away of course but she never told the others and I never told Vargas.

All this time, I've just been trying to run away from my betrayal.

And eventually, there's no more running away and we end up paying for our sins.

More later, maybe.

End recording.

Why don't we call it a night?

You're okay?

Fine.

Wait, can I, can I please?

Vargas, what's the plan for tomorrow?

Well, breakfast, then we'll get into that room, hopefully find what we need.

You just need to trust me.

Hey, you should go to sleep so we can get strong again.

There's nothing to worry about.

But when I sleep, I keep having dreams in which I'm dying.

I know, I do too.

But if you don't want to, you don't have to dream today.

Shh, go to sleep.

[Pax Voiceover] Sleep, sleep, sleep.

There she goes.

Vargas, are you okay?

What?

I'm fine.

Really?

Yeah, why would I?

[Pax Voiceover] The truth, the truth, the truth.

Pax, I already asked you to stay out of my head, please.

I'm sorry, it just happens sometimes, I can't help it.

Alright, I'm not okay but I'll be fine.

I hope this helps.

Good night.

Good night.


[Pax Voiceover] You two really are different.

[Tai] We are.

[Pax Voiceover] I'm inside your minds right now

and it's like your minds are one but they're also split at the same time, like two halves of one thing.

You two are one.

[Tai] In some way.

[Pax] Is that why you chose me?

It's a long story, later.

What do you mean reproducing?

They're making babies.

[Hal] Thanks for clarifying, Jen.

What you're seeing on your screen right now is footage we took here.

I got the same back from Bangkok and Tel Aviv.

They're isolated in closed tanks.

You're telling me these things are screwing each other when you guys aren't paying any attention?

Actually that's not possible, Hal.

Yeah no shit.

What Hao means is we designed them to be asexual, we created them to be genderless and sterile.

They shouldn't be able to screw because we didn't give them the equipment.

It's one of the safeguard we put in place.

So where are these little baby creeps coming from, the stork?

Parthenogenesis, Hal, that's the only thing I can think of, it's been known to occur in the sawfish population and as you know we used some sawfish DNA in the creation of the specimens.

Parthenogenesis?

It's a survival mechanism.

It can develop at random in certain species when there's a threat that it might go extinct.

They basically self impregnate.

Okay, Jen, you gotta find out everything you can about these things because if what you're telling me is true, okay, this could be more valuable than we ever anticipated.

This could be the breakthrough that puts our company back on top.

(phone ringing)

Linus, I am on with New York.

I will be down in a min, what kind of emergency?

Okay, okay fine.

What's going on?

Linus needs me to go down to the lab right away, some sort of emergency.

I am gonna need to call you back.

Linus, what the hell is so, Linus!

Linus, can you hear me?

Oh shit.

Oh you've got to be kidding me.

Linus, come on, buddy, come on, work with me.

Damn it, where did it go?

Damn it.

(alarm beeping)

[Female] Containment lockdown activated.

(alarm beeping)

No, no, no, no, no!

(speaking in foreign language)

(alarm beeping)

You got to come take a look at this.

Dr. Zhou, Dr. Holliston, are you alright?

God, your face, Dr. Holliston.

Sam, be careful.

(gunshots firing)

Not Holliston, I am five.

(phone ringing)

(phone beeping)

What the hell?

(alarm beeping)

I'm sorry I hurt you.

I'll be fine.

I've hidden the override codes to the exits inside.

I'll alter the security logs.

Now go and take care of yourself out there, Quint.

Quint?

Thank you, father.


Ah cold.


(knocking on door)

Room service.

Hello?


Kalo, you awake?

[Kalo] If I wasn't, I am now.

Listen, I know it's been difficult but you can't just give up.

Shangri-La is real and we're gonna find it.

[Kalo] We've been chasing a fantasy.

Why all of a sudden do you find it so hard to believe that there might actually be a place out there where a bunch of us have organized enough to reboot civilization?

It's not all of a sudden, you've just been too busy to notice.

We're like everybody else, V.

We need a reason to keep going and that's all Shangri-La is, nothing more.

We're running in circles and I just, I find it hard to take.

I'm so worn out of going nowhere.

But you can't think like that.

I know it's a mad world out there but--

The world is dying.

Soon the food will be gone and our race will die off and that'll be it, end of story.

We're just delaying the inevitable.

K, this isn't like you.

You're a fighter, you don't give up.

So much you don't know, V.

I don't want to fight to just survive, I want to fight to live and if that's not an option, then I don't see the point anymore.


(laser blasting)

Door too thick for your blaster?

What are you doing here?

You should be resting.

Thought maybe I could help.

I'm doing fine.

Clearly.

(static)

Okay, that works too.

So is that your thing?

Yeah, comes in handy once in awhile.

I can tell.

So now are you gonna tell me why we're here?

Data packages, information, coordinates, all stored hidden inside the Hezuo satellite network but all of it is sandboxed so each facility can only access a unique batch of the whole data.

That's why you're going to each of their facilities.

If we can gather all the pieces of the puzzle, it'll get us closer to Shangri-La.

Figuring out the puzzle, that's the key.

So how many more facilities do you need to hit?

After this one, six of them left, Singapore, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Tel Aviv and Brussels.

It's gonna take years.

At least we're more than halfway there.

Is this where they control the Midnight Sun satellites too?

I wish.

That'd make our lives a whole lot easier.

No, all we've heard, wherever that place is, they've lost control of it, whole place is running itself now and there is no shutting it off.

Well didn't they have any redundancies?

No, all failed.

[Tai] It's so stupid.

There were rumors of a secret 14th facility somewhere but they're just--

Hey, check this out, they have a long range radio.

I know and people stopped broadcasting decades ago so if you like listening to smooth static, be my guest.

(blaster beeping)

Shit, no way, not now.

(blasters beeping)

(dramatic music)

(alarm beeping)

Tai, you stay here, wait till all this info is downloaded then copy it, come find us.

Have your weapon ready.

Got it.

Aisa do you read me, Aisa?

Damn it.

(static)

[Male] If you hear this message, please come and join us.

We can offer shelter, food and safety.

To find--

(slow mysterious music)


Kalo, what are you doing here?

You triggered the alarm.

I just wanted to look outside.

It's actually kind of beautiful out there.

Yeah well, you scared the hell out of me.

I'm sorry.

I'm just looking for the strength to do what I need to do.

What does that mean?

Listen, V,

I love you, you know I do and I don't want to abandon you or hurt you

but I just can't do this anymore.

I don't want to and I don't deserve to.

You don't deserve to what?

[Kalo] I've lied to you.

Kalo, you need to let go of the past.

There's just so much you don't know, V.

If you did--

It doesn't matter.

It's all in the past.

You need to think about the future.

And that's what I've been trying to tell you, there is no future, not for me, anyway.

I'm done.

I'm sorry, you're just gonna have to let me go, V.

No, not gonna happen.

We're gonna make it, all of us together.

Now step back, the Midnight Sun's gonna rise any second.

Yeah, I know.

I hope one day you can forgive me.

[Vargas] Kalo, don't.

Atukko?

(grunting)

You're okay, you're gonna be fine.

Green eyes.

Aisa, Aisa, do you copy?

Aisa, respond.

Yeah, Vargas, what's going on?

Green eyes, a whole pack.

Get ready to fight.

I'm stuck in the lobby and Kalo's badly hurt.

Tai's in the command center and I need backup now and then we need to get the hell out of here.

So get your weapons and for Arakai's sake, stay alive.

Quint, where is she?

She's not here, she's gone.

Gone, danger, no fear.

She couldn't have gone far, come on.

Let's go.

[Kalo] The green eyes had finally found us, sooner than we expected.

We knew we could only hide for so long but even as the Midnight Sun was rising, we were not gonna go down without a fight.


(laser blasting)

V, watch out.

(laser blasting)

(grunting)

[Male] Kwan, find anything, Kwan?

(laser blasting)


Tai, what happened?

He's hurt but he's gonna be alright.

Half a dozen greenies just went into the warehouse.

Got it.

And I've got one tied up upstairs but go help the others, they're gonna need it.

I'll be right behind.

Okay.

(upbeat music) (guns firing)

Sounds like we got company, get ready.

[Pax] It's okay, Quint.

(lasers blasting) (upbeat music)

Tai, no!

Tai, fight it.

I'm so sorry.

No brother.

Is it too late?

Here, tell Vargas, the audio file is the key.

Listen to the...

Don't move or you monsters end up like him.

Monsters, what makes you think you're better than us?

Do you think you're God?

You're nothing like God.


[Gyro] The poison from the green bullets killed him.

[Vargas] Let's interrogate the one I captured.

Tell us everything you know about the greenies.

Where's your outpost, how many of you are there, where is your leadership located?

Mind if we maybe just take it one question at at time?

Answer.

Okay, so you're that kind of kid.

Where's the rest of my team?

That's where they are.

So unless you want to join them, you better start answering our questions.

How many humans are still alive?

What do you know about Shangri-La?

I don't know, a couple of hundred thousand on this continent, most of them civilians, maybe one percent trained soldiers.

Look, I don't know anything about your Shangri-La, I thought it was a legend.

But I can tell you this, if my command outpost doesn't hear from me in the next 15 minutes, they're gonna send a rescue party.

Answer my questions.

I told you everything I know, I swear.

I don't believe you.

Well too bad for you, bitch.

She's losing too much blood, her human body is dying.

Quick.

Wait, what are you doing?

No!

You okay?

How do you feel?

Like I'm a woman again.

Okay, you're gonna need rest.

I'm fine, Vargas.

You just went-- I'm fine.

Alright, then let's load up Tai's body into their vehicles so we can give him a proper funeral later.

But for now, let's get out of here before more of them show up.

Tai.

[Male] All Konglings, if you hear this message please come and join us in Shangri-La.

We can offer shelter, food and safety.

To find us, go to Arakai's birthplace and it will lead you here to us and your new home.

We're together, we can start a new world, a better world free from the cruelty and abuse of the human race.

And I hate to say this, it could be a trap.

Maybe, maybe not.

The only way to know is to find out, right?

Right.

Arakai's birthplace.

Long journey.

Well, what are we waiting for?

Let's go then.

(sentimental music)

[Kalo] And so the monsters have been vanquished for now.

We survived another battle just for the right to go on.

Although, who are the real monsters here?

Those who created us Konglings gave us life only to want to destroy us.

Or are we the monsters just for wanting to survive?

I guess as Reyna once said, it's all in the eye of the beholder.

Our journey was far from over but that day, as we resumed our quest for hope, I realized that I will never regain faith but at least I found hope again, and that's all we really need to go on, to believe in second chances and someday finding closure and to believe in the possibility of a better future, however it may come.

(upbeat music)

[Arukko] We'll catch up, we have all the time in the world.

(upbeat music)