Transference (2020) Script

-=Sync&Corrected by Misiek666=-

I don't know where to start.

I do know you wouldn't be proud of me, but I need you to know that I tried.

Paging Dr. Grant, Dr. Grant, please report to the ER, Dr. Grant to the ER.

I didn't wanna be in this situation.

I didn't pick it.

I mean, I just did what I, I did, doesn't make it wrong.

Sometimes, we make decisions that people don't understand, because they weren't there.

I didn't wanna be in this situation.

I didn't pick it.

That's what they all say, 'cause no one can be bothered to help.

Why don't you have any money?

I bet you do.

I bet you do, and you just don't care if I die, right?

Please, ma'am.

Can you just stop?

Can you just not talk so loud?

I've been here for so long, and no one cares about me.

Walking back and forth, I didn't pick this.

I mean, I just did what I had to do.

Doesn't make it wrong, right?

People don't understand, because they weren't there, because none of us gets a do over, no point talkin' about it.

What are you doing?

It's just what is.

What are you doing?

What are you doing, stop!

Nurse, nurse!

Please, ma'am.

Stop, stop.


This is a code blue.

This is a code blue.

I'll never be normal.

Nurse, nurse! They're bleeding!

Nurse, nurse! Code blue, code blue.

I'll never be normal.

I just want it to end.

Make it stop.

I hate that I let you down.

But then again, you're not here, are you?

I'm sorry, Father, for I have sinned.

I have laid my hands on a man of cloth.

But why should I confess to you?

Why not talk to God myself and cut out the middleman?

God's, God's people, when they were wandering through the desert, asked the same question.

But when God spoke to him, they were so afraid, so they asked Moses to speak on their behalf.

Most people don't want to hear from God.

They don't like what he has to say.

Oh, I'm not here to talk to God.

I've come to talk to you.

You've tried so hard to protect them but I have searched for a very long time.

What was that they used to call them?




Who are you?

I'm just a man searching for truth.

I don't see a man.

I see an angry boy hiding in a mask.

Who will protect them now?

How you doing, Emma?

I did it again.

Yeah, I know.



I can't do this, this place, these walls, this food.

I want to go home.

I know you do.

I know this is hard, but you need to trust me.

This is what we need to do for now.

I'm trying to pull some...

He's lying to you.

He's lying to you.

This isn't forever. You don't want to be there.


It's just for a season. He's lying.


I wanna go home.

Emma, Emma, you need to stay in control.

Please stay, I can't.

Don't lose control. I can do better.

Emma, Emma.

I can do better!

Please, Emma.

Please just trust me, I need you to stay calm.

Emma... I can do better.

I need you, I need you to stay calm, Emma.

Stay in control, Emma.

Emma, Emma. I can do better!

I can do better. Listen to me, Emma, I need you to stay calm.

I can do better.

I can do better. Emma, please.

I can do better.

Please, Josh, please.

Let's get you back to your bed.

I'm out of black paint.

I'll get you some more.

I didn't mean to break it.

It's okay.

I'll fix it.

I told you.

She's getting worse.

I doubled her dosage.

It's what's causing the nosebleeds.

Did you notice she's out of black paint?


If you didn't even notice she's out of black paint, that makes me wonder what else you're missing.

If something so simple can get by you, how can I trust you to help my sister?

I can't, okay?

That's what I'm trying to tell you.

I'm trying to, but I can't.

Listen, this was only supposed to be for a couple of weeks, and I've done everything.

There's someone I want you to meet.

He's a specialist.

I think he can help. No.

No, no, you stick to the plan.

You keep her safe.

You find a new drug to sedate her, and you fix her, all right.

I'm not letting anyone mess with her head.

When people find out what she can do, they're not interested in helping her.

So do your job and get her some new paint.

Do you believe in angels?

Yes, I do.

Then you believe in demons too.

I don't believe your sister's possessed.

I've heard people talking.

I've never seen a demon, but I believe they exist.

I also believe people use that word to describe things they don't understand or are afraid of.

My dad told me I needed to protect her.

I'm so sorry.

Things are gonna be really difficult, from now on, but you'll have each other.

That means more than you realize.

Your dad left her in good hands.

Let's go.

I'll be the first to admit I have an anger issue.

I can't remember what it's like to not feel this way, to live a normal life, worry about normal things.

They say that the first step is acknowledging you have a problem and then owning it.

Right, well, here's the thing.

It's not entirely my fault.

You can't hide her forever, Josh.

Somebody is going to come looking for her, and then it will be too late.

And then it will be too late,

It's getting worse.

I can't tell what's real anymore.

It's not just in my dreams.

It's like, like I'm living a nightmare.

You know, Josh, we're gonna need some more.

It's not for me.

I have to pay some colleagues to unsee some stuff.

You understand this isn't easy to come by.

They think I'm trying to make a quick buck, and they want in.

Fine, just let 'em think that.

Okay, good.

When are you done?

Soon, a couple of hours, two hours?

Yeah, two hours.

Are you going to see her?

She had a rough night, last night.

You said Dad left her in good hands.

I doubt you'd still say that.

I wanna change it.

I try to change it.

But it still stays the same, over and over and over.

Uh, do you have any change?

I forgot money for the dryer.

Oh, sorry, I don't have any cash on me.

We're in a laundromat.

You can't do your laundry if you don't have any change.

You know what?

Forget it.

Hey, hey, hey, hey, I got some change.

Now the question is, though, what are you willing to do for it?

I guess you used up all your tips.

That right?

Hey, ah, ow!

You used to be gentle.

Hey, I was just trying to talk to you, sweetheart.

I miss you, you know.


Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Hey, just calm down.

Don't test me, now give me...

Give me the basket, come on.

Let go. No, you...

I think you should leave her alone.

Just ignore it.

That voice inside your head that's telling you to be a hero is gonna get you hurt.

You okay?

She's fine.

Now why don't you turn around and get outta here before you wake up in a hospital bed.

It would've been a lot simpler if I'd just listened.

Let's just say things got off to a rough start.

You weren't ready for that one.

Try again.


You stay outta this.

Come on.

Stop it!

Come on!

Come on!

Is that all you got?

Come on, come on, hit me!

Hit me!

Give her back the bunny now!

Give her back the bunny now!

Hit me!

Is that all you got? It's cool, man.

I don't believe your sister's possessed.

Something's wrong with you, man.

Come on!

Give her back the bunny now!

I wish it wasn't a dream.

I wish...

Like I said, you wouldn't be proud of me.

How long have you been from, um, around here?

Too long.


Is she okay?


I found her passed out in there, at like four in the morning.

I don't have answers.

But she thinks you've abandoned her here.

She thinks I've abandoned her, or do you?

Everything I do is for her.

Every choice I make, every sacrifice, I make it to protect her.

So what else do you want me to do?

Get her real help, Josh.

Okay, talk to someone who knows her condition.

No, no, no, we have been through this.

Yes, we, yes, we've been through this.

But that doesn't change the fact that these are not the answers.

Okay, this isn't the solution.

Listen, I know a guy...

No. And he's...

Not with my sister.

Josh, what your sister needs is for you...

No, no, what she needs is for me to protect her, all right?

So I'll make this clear.

I don't want anyone poking around in her head.

Stop it.


You have one week.


She's having an episode almost every day now, and I've run out of options.

No, I pay you to do whatever you can...

No, no, you're paying me to hide her.

And I'm not gonna sit around anymore and watch her die, because you're too stubborn or too afraid to do what's right.

Now you either get her the help that she needs, or you find another place to bury her.

And what's that supposed to mean?

We always hurt the ones that we love, Josh.

And you love your sister a lot.

I asked him not to tell you.

Yeah, I know.


How'd you sleep?

Why don't you want to talk to another doctor?

We can trust Doug, right?

He's family.

It's not that simple, Em.

We have to be careful, even in here.

Do you remember when we were little kids?

And we read Dad's story about the paratroopers?

And I took one of my bedsheets, and I made a parachute, and I climbed the tallest tree in our forest, and I jumped out of it.

I felt like I hit every branch on the way down.

I remember.

And you dragged me out of the forest in your old, squeaky red wagon, took me to see Dad.

You're lucky I was there to save you.

And the worst part was I tried it again, a couple of weeks later.

Just me and you, Em.

What happened?

Oh, it's nothing, just some guy at the bar.

You're not fighting again, are you?

No I promise.

Yeah, I lied.

But I have to pay for this somehow.

And the truth is I like it.

This is the one place in my life that I have control.

Come on!

Come on, Josh.

You're a liar.

You lied to me.

You're a liar, Josh.

You're a liar.

What are you doing, Josh?

You know, I thought I could trust you,

just you and me,

but look at you.

You're nothing but a liar.

I don't even know you anymore.

You want something?

Where is she?

What'd you say?

I'd like to meet your sister, Joshua.

What was that?

She is very, very dear to me.

Mention her again!

Mention her!

You have no idea who I am.

You don't know who I am, who I am, either.

We failed her.

You were here to protect me.

Jeez, Josh, what the hell happened to you?

Someone found us.


I don't know.

But he's looking for her.

I always thought I could keep her safe But now

I'm not so sure.

What do you want to do?

I think we need to call your friend.

Okay, I'll give him a call.

If we do this,

we need to do it my way.


What am I?

You're my sister.

That's all that matters.

If that's true, then why am I here?

When you found me in the bathroom,

I wasn't trying to kill myself, not really.

I just needed to know if I was alive or not,

if I was human, if I would bleed,

or just wake up from a dream.

I don't remember what happens,

but I remember the faces after it happened,

every single one.

I'm gonna get you out of here, Emma, I promise.

I'm gonna get you home, very soon.

No more promises, Josh.

Why'd you want to meet here?

Ah, bodies are heavy to carry.

It's easier to dump them if they're already at the bridge.

Well, let's go meet the doctor.

You'll need that.

Josh, I'd like you to meet Mr. Dunn.

Joshua, it is a pleasure to meet you.

So tell me, Doctor, how is it you think you can help my sister?

Okay, uh, we'll get right to it then.

Doug here has shared your sister's case with me.

I think I may be able to help.

Well, that's a bit of a problem.

See, she's not the biggest fan of doctors.

In our experience, they tend to make things worse.

Josh, my interest is in the marginalized, those who don't fit into regular society.

Think square pegs, round holes.

We all have our differences, but some of us have something more.

Those are the people who interest me.

They're not just different.

They can, they can do things that aren't naturally possible.

I guess what I'm trying to say is some people are capable of some crazy shit.

From what I've heard, your sister, she might be one of these people.

And what if she is?

Then she's probably afraid, afraid of what she can do.

But I help my patients understand their abilities, and in some cases, maybe even your sister's case, I can help them to control it.

All right.

But this is how it's gonna be.

What does that mean?

You'll have one week.

You'll stay in the building, and you won't have access to a phone.

You try to get inside her head, you're gone.

You try a test without running it by me first, you're gone.

And if you touch her, you're gone.


You here to fix me?

No, I'm, I'm here to understand you.

You might not like what you find, Doctor.

You don't need to call me that.

Isn't that what you are, a doctor?

I'm a specialist.

What does that mean?

It means I know enough to be dangerous.

It's a bad joke.

I'm a bit nervous here.

I'm Malcolm.

We should talk.

Out for a walk?

Care to join me?

I saw a picture in your trailer, um, old girlfriend?

No, that is my sister.


Do you still keep in touch?

A little.

She's not well.

I'm really sorry.

Is she...

She's in Trafalgar now.

Look, I appreciate what you're doing.

It's just, right now, I can't...


I'm just having a drink with a friend.



Charming and dark.

Emma, I need you to know that you can trust me.

Years ago, a boy, he arrived at my office.

He had a, he had a gift too.

He could take the momentum from things around him, hold it,

redirect it.

At first, it was arbitrary, destructive.

But then, he, uh, he learned to control it.

Oh, it was incredible to see.

Emma, that boy, he was broken, but I was able to help him.

And I believe that I can do the same for you, if you'll let me.

Mine isn't a gift.

You haven't seen what I could do.

But I'd like to.

Will you show me, please?

It doesn't work like that.


But if it did,

wouldn't that mean there's nothing wrong with you?

And if there's nothing wrong with you, wouldn't that mean you can leave this place?

So what happened to the boy?

Do you listen to all of our conversations?

What happened to the boy?

I don't know.

He wanted to find others like him, give them a place to feel safe.

A place to be safe?

You would know about that.

I often wonder if he succeeded.

Say, uh, coffee?

Or just refried beans and canned fish?

Yeah, there's a machine over there.

Ah, can I?



That's great.

That's great.

So can you help her?

Josh, whatever you may believe about your sister,

she's not sick.

There's a scientific solution for all of it.

So what are you saying?

I'm not interested in fixing her.

She's special.

She can do extraordinary things.

So if you're not interested in fixing her, what are you interested in?

Something triggers all of it.

I'm not sure how.

I'm not sure why.

But I figure it all has to do with the amygdala.

It's the part of the brain that's responsible for decision-making.

For the rest of us, when we face that, that fight-or-flight situation, the decision we make, it, it isn't logical.

It's no different for her.

I would say it's a lot different with her.

Sure, but what she's capable of isn't the issue.

I mean, if we... or she... Can just, can just learn to control that, that split-second decision...

So you believe it's possible?

Yeah, I do.

Mighty early for trespassing.

I'm sorry.

I was just looking for someone.

Are you alone?

I wouldn't recommend a pretty girl like you being out here alone.

Nobody could hear you if you got into trouble.

Who are you looking for?

Um, just a friend.

He lives back there.

You mean Joshua?


Why didn't you say that?

I haven't seen him for a while.

I only see him when the rent's due.


Yeah, for the property.

He rents this?

Yeah, until he buys it, whenever that is.

He came out here with his sister.

I'm always afraid I'm gonna find her dead body buried in the ground somewhere.

Too bad.

She wasn't hard on the eyes.

She's at Trafalgar.


Crazy runs in the family, too.

The house used to be in the family, you know.

His grandfather built it.

The old geezer was always ravin' about government testing and end-of-the-world stuff.

Rumor is he, uh, he built a Cold War bunker and stocked it for the apocalypse.

Strange stuff always happened around them, after the accident.

Anyway, I, uh, I got things to deal with.

Take care of yourself.


What are you doing out here?

Uh, yeah, I, um...

Are you okay?

Can we get outta here?

Let's go back inside.

The first step is to figure out what triggers them.

Tell me what happens.

I don't remember.

I get angry, overwhelmed, and then I just black out.

You don't remember anything else?

Is it always anger?

I think so.


Sometimes, I'm afraid.

Will you trust me?


Do you remember those pyramid food chains from school?

Millions of blades of grass from one cow, hundreds of cows for one human.

We're all blades of grass to someone.

Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Ramesses the Second, men who accomplished great feats only possible on the backs of the nameless thousands who served them.

For most of us, our sole purpose is to serve others, like the ant.

He works, he builds, he provides, not for himself, but for his queen.

The masses of this world are designed to feed the singularities.

The, the singularities?

You, Emma, you are here because you're great, beyond what most of us could ever dream.

You are the singularity.

I'm not here by chance.

Over a year ago, I was called into a hospital.

There had been an incident.

Over 150 people tried to kill themselves, at exactly the same time, in exactly the same way.

My task was to interview these patients, find out why.

But none of them knew.

None of them could remember.

So I went back and I looked at those records again, and I found out one other interesting thing from that night.

There was one patient who went missing,

a girl who was checked in by her brother for a drug overdose.

She was suicidal.

And I believe that she tried to kill herself again, that night.

Now I also believe that that girl was you.

Emma, I want you to be free.

You are capable of some incredible things.

I want to talk to my brother.

You want to talk to your brother?


He doesn't want to talk to you.

You don't know my brother.

Do you?

Do you know that he's been seeing someone?

Oh, you didn't know, did you?

You're in here, rotting, and he's out there, moving on with his life.

Seems fair.

You're lying.

Do you know why you're here, Emma?

It's because your brother has given up on you.

He's ashamed of you, and he's rejected you by putting you into this hole.

Why do you feel so tied to him when he finds it so easy to walk away from you?

You may need to leave.

Stop holding out on me!

Yeah, yeah.

Show yourself to me.

Stop hiding what makes you different from everyone else.

Please leave.

Come on, there you are.

I know it's in there.

Show yourself to me.

You know, if you're just gonna let them control you like this, then I guess you're the freak that they say you are, and this place, this is where you belong.

I'm sorry.


I mean, it's just like you said, right, that, right now, you're afraid.

You're angry, and nothing happened.

Nothing triggered you.

You know, everything I'm doing is for you.

Please, Emma, I need you to forgive me, please, please.

Josh, Josh, Josh, I don't want to be here.

I don't want to be here, I don't want to be here.

Help me, Joshua.

Help me.

Help me, Josh.

Oh my God.

I know what's in there.

Give yourself to me.



He said he's sorry.

Please don't do anything.


No, no!

Please don't, I'm sorry!

Get out!

No, no, no, it's not what you think.

I need to see it to understand it.

I need to know. No.

I need to know what her trigger is.

No, you needed to help her, not make her worse!

No, you can't hide her, Josh.

I'm the only one trying to, ah!

No, no!

Look at me!

If you talk to anyone about this, if you try to come back, and God help me, if I ever see you again, I will kill you.

I know I messed up.

But I have a plan to fix it.

I'm gonna take one last fight, and with the money from that, I'm gonna get Emma far away from here.

It's never been safe unless it's just the two of us.

Hi, can I help you?

Looking for an Emma Coleman.

Sorry, Emma who?

Emma Coleman, um, I'm bringing something from her brother.

There's no Emma Coleman.

She's not here.

No, I know every patient in this facility.

There's no one by that name.

You must be in the wrong place.

Okay, thank you.


It's all right.

My name's... I know who you are.


Your brother told you about me?


No, he didn't.

How does it work between the two of you?

You sister, sister, the connection?

I have a theory.

Are you angry?

Are you afraid?

You should be.

Are you...

Does she feel everything or just the pain?

How does it work?

You shouldn't be here.

Who are you?

I'm gonna go get some help, okay?

What do you want with her?

I'll kill you.

When did it start, it start?

Was it always this way, always this way?

Does she feel other people's pain?

You can't keep me here, Josh.

How does it work?






Emma, I can't breathe.

Let go.

Em, I can't breathe.


Give it back! Come and get it.

Josh! No way.

Give it back!

Come and get it. Give it back!

Joshua, give her back the bunny now!


Josh! Give her back the bunny!

Give it back!

Joshua, give her back the bunny, now!

Give it back!



Are you okay, buddy?

Hey, hey, look at me, look at me.

This may not make sense, right now, but you and your sister are connected.

No matter what happens next, I need you to protect her.

911, what is your emergency?

Hi, uh, I need help.

Can you explain your situation?

Uh, uh, there's a woman here.

I don't know who, she's from that mental institution, but she's attacked several people.

I think she may have even killed someone.

I heard screaming, and... Sir, what is your location?

Uh, uh, 11 Foxline. Sir, are you in danger?





Wait, Amanda!

Don't touch me!

I'm calling the police.

No, no, no, you cannot do that!

They will kill her.

Who are you?

Who are you, Josh?

You're not normal, and your sister is not normal!

All right.

Ever since I was little, I can take a hit.

And her?

She almost killed him.

She's not a bad person.

She just needs help.

That's why she's here.

I need to help her.

She's in here for her own safety.

Her safety? Yes.

Until I can figure out how to stop it, I need you to leave the cops out of this.

I need you to forget what you saw.

I need you to trust me.

Just stay here until it's safe.

Josh, when you find her,

don't bring her back here.

You're lucky.

She could've killed you.

I know what it's like to want to help.

No, I don't want anything to do with them.

Well, at least stay until...

I'm not staying.

Hey, wait.

Did you come did you come to save me?

Or did you come to take him away?



Amanda, behind me.

Just you and me, right?


Then who is she?

Em, don't do this here.

Why should I care what they think?

There's no going back if you do this.

Emma, they can't know what you can do.

What I can do?

Don't pretend you're any better than me.

Emma, you need to listen to me.

Listen to you?

Trust you?

I've been trusting you my whole life!

And you locked me in a cage.

This isn't real.

This isn't real.

Josh, help me.

Help me!


Amanda, I'm in here!

No, no!

Josh, what's happening?

It's just a dream.

None of this is real.

How can you be sure?

None of this is real.

It's Emma.

She's in our head, but you need to trust me.

Wake up!

Wake up!

What have you done, Emma?

You blame me for Dad's death, don't you?

That's why you locked me up.

No, you tried to kill yourself.

I had to.

But we both know that's not true.

I have a trigger.

Emma, I need you to open this door, right now.

I don't control my episodes.

You do.

Emma, I am sorry.

You're right.

One of us does need to be locked up.

But who says it needs to be me?

It's not real.

It's not real.

None of this is real.

None of this is real.

None of this is real.

It's not real.

It's not real.

The same four walls.

Nothing but empty promises.

I know you tried, but I can do better.

I'm gonna give you something better than hope.


You won't even know you're not free.

I'm sorry, Em.

I'm sorry I couldn't do it.

Do what?

Forgive me?


Admit that I was a part of it,

this whole time.

I blamed you, because I couldn't, I couldn't admit it.

Admit what?

You didn't kill Dad.

I did.

So that's it.

You think you can just say sorry and forget it happened!

It doesn't work like that!

It doesn't work like that!

Show us your hands!

Show us your hands, do it now!

Ma'am, put your hands in the air.


Hold it, or I will shoot!

Nothing's happened yet, but if you do this, we will be on the run for the rest of our lives.

You don't have to do this.

I will shoot!

Emma, there's no going back if you do this.

Ma'am, put your hands behind your head.

Do not take one more step.

Emma, you need to listen to me.

No, wait!





No, no, no, no!

This is not how it ends.

No, you, you were supposed to kill her.

And he would've been all angry and would never be able to forgive you, but oh...

His rage, his rage would've made you more powerful than any of us could ever imagine.

I mean guys, I've been more than gracious to all of you, letting you play your parts, but now,

but now, it's too late.

Shoot yourself, yourself.

Shoot yourself.

Shoot yourself.

No, no! Shoot yourself.

Goodbye, Malcolm.

We've got to cover our tracks, not let anyone know that you were here.

Can't let anyone know what's happened.

Can't let anyone know.

Get some

If you could go back, would you change anything?

Em, you did what you had to do.

No, I mean all the way back.

Would you change what happened?

Sometimes we're forced to make decisions people won't understand.

It doesn't make us wrong.

It's just what needs to be done.

It's gonna be different this time, though.

I promise.

It'll be different.

You're right.

It is gonna be different, this time.



Emma, we need to go.

It's better this way.

Sir, put the gun down, sir.

Sir, please put the gun down.

Put it down.

I can't.