Impulse – Ep 3 “Treading Water”


( bright chime ) Clay woke up. ( dramatic music ) – Oh.
– Henry. – Are you okay? Henry?
– I have to go. – Oh, my God.
– Henry? I’m sorry. – ( breathing heavily )
– Are you okay? ♪ ♪ ( indistinct chatter ) I can’t–I can’t–
I can’t breathe. ( breathing heavily ) Jenna, get back! ( gasping ) ( glass shattering ) ( shouts ) ♪ ♪ ( air whooshing,
alarm ringing ) Did you guys hear that?
It sounded like an explosion! Was that a gunshot? – Holy shit! This is crazy!
– ( loud boom ) ( alarm continues ringing ) Woman:
Evacuation protocol now! – Henry?
Man: Let’s get out of here. ( indistinct shouting ) ♪ ♪ Holy shit. Where did she go? I-I don’t know. ( sighs ) – Did she do this?
– Just shut up, okay? ( line trilling ) ( PA whines ) Woman: Attention all faculty
and students– please evacuate the building
immediately. Maybe we should tell them
there wasn’t a bomb. No, no, Townes, you can’t say
anything to anyone, okay? Woman: As quickly and orderly
as possible. We need to get out of here.
Come on. Go. ( cell phone vibrating ) ( cell phone chimes ) ( door opens, closes) ( cell phone chimes ) ( sniffles ) Fuck. Cleo: Hello? Thomas? ( approaching footsteps
on stairs ) What are you doing here? Cleo: I asked you a question. I…I don’t know. Are you high? No, Mom, I’m not high. Did you have another seizure? No, I just forgot
my homework. I have a test,
so I should probably go. Why didn’t you tell me
you were in that car accident with Clay Boone? Who told you that? Why did you leave him there? Were you embarrassed?
Are you–are you two dating? Why would you think that?
Why? It’s nothing
to be ashamed of! – It’s fucking typical of you.
– Hey, hey, wait! Cleo: Henry, wait. Would you please stop? What the hell else am
I supposed to think? You won’t talk to me
about anything! What’s the point? It’s not
gonna change anything. – Maybe it would!
– No, no, no. I can’t! I can’t keep doing this
with you! It is not fair! I’m alone! I am completely alone here,
and it is because of you. It is your fault.
Do you not see that? Do you not, like, see anything
that you do to me at all? Then you stand there
and you think that I had sex with Clay? – Are you fucking serious?
– I never said– You are the one
who sleeps around! Okay, come back here
right now! – Get back here right now!
– Just fucking leave me alone! You cannot talk
to me that way! ( door slams ) ( theme music ) ♪ ♪ ( sighs ) – Dominick?
– ( sighs ) ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( whooshing ) ( wind chimes jingle ) ( siren wails ) You grew up
in the inner city, right? Just the city, sir. You ever have any shit like
this go on in your school? No. ( alarm ringing, siren wails ) ( indistinct shouting ) Man: All students and faculty
please stay outside of the building
but on school grounds. ( indistinct chatter ) All right, Eileen,
what do you got? There was an explosion, and the manual said
to evacuate, but maybe we should’ve gone
into lockdown. – Is the building clear now?
– It should be. Bomb squad will be here
in 20 minutes. Nobody goes in until we
give the okay, understood? – Yes, Sheriff.
– All right. ( dark music ) ♪ ♪ ( indistinct chatter
continues ) ♪ ♪ ( indistinct chatter outside ) ( door closes ) Oh, shit. They got that big Lincoln game
coming up, don’t they? Pretty aggressive prank. Yeah, well,
you should see some of the crap these kids
have pulled. Yeah. Townes: Henry, wait! Henry! Henry! I saw
what you did! Townes, I can’t talk
to you right now. – Henry–
– Townes, I do not have time – for this shit.
– Are you okay? You experienced
another episode, right? You told Townes? He figured it out. Your telekinesis has gotten
much stronger. Did you want to crush
the bathroom with your mind? – No.
– Telekinesis isn’t a thing in life or in science. No, I had– I don’t know.
I had, like, a panic attack. And I couldn’t breathe, and my vision went out, and shit started to come
towards me, and then I was
in my bedroom, so… – ( thunder rumbles )
– Instantaneously? Yeah. This changes
everything. I… I need my books! Meet me at my house
in 34 minutes. Do you remember the address? Townes, we’re not going
to your stupid– “Even the imagination
has a limit, “a point at which
our best creations “meet our worst fears. We are about to exceed
that limit.” ( thunder echoing ) Come on,
I’ll take you home. I really thought
that medication would help. Maybe it still can. I need to talk to him. Who, Clay? Yeah. I need to know
what he knows. And I need him
to understand exactly what happened
before this gets out and gets, like, all… distorted or some– And you deserve that, but what happens
if you confront him– Jenna, it doesn’t matter. He could tell, like,
Lucas or his dad, I mean,
you have no idea how fucking dangerous
they are, Jenna. ( sighs ) Can you take me
to Townes’s house? Henry! Townes has no idea what
the hell he’s talking about. I need to talk to Clay,
and for that to happen, I need to understand what
the fuck is going on with me. So, unless you have
some better idea, can you just please drive? ( engine turns over ) I can’t take your call
right now, but leave a message,
and I’ll call you back. ( beep )
Hey, Pop. Just wondering
where you’re at. Clay’s asking for you. Call me back. ( monitor beeping ) Dad says he’s on his way. So how’d it go
with the doctor? You want some water? Well, how about a snack
or something? Lucas, I know
what they said. But I’m telling you, I can feel my legs,
all right? ‘Cause they hurt. And they wouldn’t hurt
if I couldn’t feel them. No, they–they wouldn’t. Okay, well… I’ll tell them that, and I’ll make sure
that they listen, okay? Okay. ♪ Let’s start writing
our own history ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Let’s take this road ♪ ( song continues faintly ) ( bowling pins clatter ) Hey, Jake, could you grab
Thomas for me, please? – Sure thing, Ms. Coles.
– Thank you. ♪ ♪ Hi. I don’t know
if you remember me. Um, I’m Cleo Coles
from the diner. I’m Thomas Hope’s girlfriend,
and, uh… I just–I wanted to say… how sorry I am about Clay. ( sighs ) ( bowling ball thuds, rolling ) He woke up today. Oh, that’s, um… that’s great. How’s he doing? I don’t know. I got the call,
and, uh… I ended up here.
( scoffs ) He had a real shot of getting
out of this town, you know? Syracuse and Connecticut
were already scouting him. ♪ ♪ Coming up on 13 years. Long time to go
without a drink. Be a shame not
to make it to 13… being such
a lucky number and all. Hey, what, uh… what was that? Oh, I was asking him
about Clay. I thought it was
the right thing to do, since Henry was in the car with
him the night of the accident. But you knew that
already, right? ( sighs ) Really? Nothing? I did what
I thought was right. Oh, okay. And I’m not gonna apologize
for trying to protect your kid. Protect my–
Are you fucking kidding me? – Hey–
– Where do you get off? How would you feel if I kept
secrets about Jenna from you? – Okay. Hey!
– Would you like that? I get it, okay? I do. But with you, Cleo,
it’s always yours or mine. Right? We live together now. Don’t you think
that we should be– We should–we should try
to parent together? Oh, why would
you think that? We’ve been together,
like, a couple of months. – Four months!
– ( scoffs ) And moving in was your idea! Okay, well, clearly,
we rushed things, because Henry was
certainly not ready. This has nothing
to do with Henry. This is all about you, Cleo.
You haven’t even unpacked. Can we please not go
over this again? Why do you feel the need
to be ready to go – at a moment’s notice?
– I don’t! – What are you so afraid of?
– Nothing! I am not afraid of anything! I don’t even know
why I bother, Cleo. We both know I’m gonna
come home some night – and you’re both
gonna be gone.
– Okay. And, fuck,
you’re packed already. – Oh, fuck off!
– You know what? You first. – You first!
– Okay, fine. ( video game music
playing on TV ) ♪ ♪ ( knock at door ) ♪ ♪ Shit. ( air whooshing ) ( scoffs ) Why even bother knocking? I thought my friend
would open the door. You should not be here. – I come bearing gifts.
– No, I don’t want whatever– – Are those Przystanek?
– Krakow’s finest. What do you want? I paid a visit to everyone
on your list. No one will talk. Well, everyone’s
a paid employee. If they’d rather die
than talk, well… Oh, yeah.
That’s fucking delicious. There was a man
this last time. He knew I was coming. And he had this. It emitted a sound that
prevented me from traveling, at least, in the way
I’m used to. – If I can find him, then–
– No. – All I’m asking…
– No. – Is for you to take a look…
– No. See if you know
where it came from. Please, Sam. I have nowhere else to go. ( doorbell rings ) You know, Townes is good
at science. Not great. Sometimes he gets
a bit confused about which is science
and which is fiction. For not liking the guy,
you sure know a lot about him. ( chuckles ) Jenna Faith Hope.
It’s been a minute. Faith?
Your middle name is Faith? Shut up. This is Henry.
She’s not my friend. Hey. Meghan.
Come on in. Faith Hope. Holy shit, I can’t believe they
thought that was a good idea. Townes, you got company. ( chuckles ) He mentioned
he might have friends over, but he’s thought that
before, and– Anyway, I’m trying to think
of the last time I saw you. Yeah, uh, I don’t know. How’s high school? It’s school. Jenna’s very popular. – Are you home on break?
– Yeah, but being back sucks. I kind of found my people
in college, and Reston, well…
( inhales sharply ) – You know.
– Totally. You came. And you’re right on ti– Or–Actually,
you’re two minutes early. After you. Townes: Tell me exactly
what happens. I get this feeling… like the world starts
to pull away, and then my hearing goes out, and suddenly
I’m in my bedroom. Always to your bedroom? Yeah, every time. Is there anything specific
you feel? I’m looking for a pattern. Um… It sometimes happens if
somebody gets too close to me. Before my mom knew
I didn’t like to be touched, she’d hug me and hug me
and hug me. She thought that that’s
what I was missing, but hugs can hurt.
They can– Actually, they can feel
a lot like fire. It happens
when you’re scared, too, right? When I told you about Clay
waking up, you– But, uh, I don’t–I don’t know.
I could be wrong. No, fear’s interesting.
It motivates a lot of behavior. I think I know what’s going on
and possibly how to control it, but in order to prove
my theory, we need to induce
another event. You want to scare the shit
out of me? Why? To prove you can teleport. – Townes–
– That’s impossible. Scientists have only been able to teleport elementary
particles, and even then, they’re just
copies of the original. Then maybe Henry’s
making copies of herself every time she teleports. ( whispering ) Maybe this isn’t
even the original Henry. I mean,
it would make more sense if you were generating
a wormhole. – Like a singularity?
– A naked singularity. What? What the fuck
is a single-naked wormhole? What are you talking about? And since when did you become
such a huge nerd, Jenna? It’s like you’re leading
a double life. A wormhole is a black hole,
like in space. But one
you can travel through. Well, theoretically,
but the amount of mass it takes to create one is insane. But what if fear has mass? No, emotions
don’t have mass. This is fucking bat shit.
This is nuts! Right? It kind of explains
why the bathroom imploded. Energy was drawn toward you. And you always end up back
in your bedroom, which is arbitrary to physics,
but unique to you. And this
makes sense to you? In a completely
“detached from reality” way, yes. But it’s all theoretical
until we test it. ( dark electronic music ) ♪ ♪ Then let’s scare the shit
out of me. ♪ ♪ ( scoffs ) ♪ ♪ No, I can’t. – No fucking way.
– Henry, wait! Jenna, there is
no fucking way that I’m gonna jump
off that thing. – No!
– Henry, just– It’s not fair! ♪ ♪ And what
if it doesn’t work? There’s such a good chance
that it just, like, won’t work, Jenna. But if–if we’re right, your body won’t even
let you hit the water. ♪ ♪ Oh, fuck. Fuck, fuck, fuck. ( sniffs ) ( sighs ) ♪ ♪ Fuck me. ♪ ♪ ( grunts ) ♪ ♪ Whoa. ( gasping ) Stupid fucking–
Shit! Actually, this was
very helpful. Disproving theories is just
as important as proving them. Fuck off, Townes. Maybe you can go warm up
the car. ( breathing heavily ) What am I gonna do now?
( exhales sharply ) What if I go talk to Clay? Patty’s already at the hospital
with some of Clay’s friends. I could find out
what he remembers, if anything. Okay? ♪ Give me the music ♪ ( door closes )
Betty, can I get a Scotch? Preferably something that
doesn’t taste like a campfire. – Where’s Thomas?
– Not here. Oh. One of those kind
of days, huh? Thanks. ♪ ♪ ( high-pitched voice )
♪ Everybody dance now ♪ ♪ ♪ I mean, I’d apologize,
but it’s Marky Mark. Marky Mark? That’s not–
That’s C+C Music Factory. No, it’s not.
It’s Marky Mark. I’m positive. My band used to do
a country cover of it. You did this country style? Uh, yeah, it’s a choice. ♪ Here is the dome,
back with the bass ♪ ♪ The jam is live in effect,
and I don’t waste time ♪ ♪ Off the mic
with a dope rhyme ♪ ♪ Jump to the rhythm, jump,
jump to the rhythm, jump ♪ Boom. Well, are you guys
performing tonight? – I mean, I’d love to see you.
– Uh-huh. No, we’re not. We broke up
a long time ago. ♪ ♪ But I’ll sing along
to anything on the jukebox for a two-drink minimum. ♪ ♪ That’s one. Good afternoon.
Can I help you? Yeah, I uh… I need a wheelchair.
My son is… Paralyzed. I see. Uh, can you tell me where on
the spine the injury occurred? Uh, well, I don’t– Does that matter? Well, believe it or not,
it does. See, every chair
is designed specifically to a person’s injury. That one looks good. Uh, yes, that–that’s
a very good chair, but it might not be right
for your son. See, if I know
how much mobility he has, then we can refine
your search. He’s strong.
He’s an athlete. I see.
Well, uh, if you’d like, I can get you a list
of questions to ask your son’s doctor, and then perhaps you can come
back with those details– I’m here now.
I can’t see him without– We just want to be sure that we choose a chair
that best fits his needs. Don’t tell me what we want. Just give me that one! Yes, sir. Yes, sir. Of course. ( device beeps ) ( PA beeps, woman speaking
indistinctly over PA ) Hey, Jenna.
Glad you made it. Uh, me too. Hey. What’s going on?
Why is everybody out here? The nurses won’t let us in.
They said it’s family only. It’s total bullshit. Hey, do you guys want
to sign Clay’s card? Yeah.
( device beeps ) ( door closes ) ( indistinct chatter ) ( PA beeps, man speaking
indistinctly over PA ) What are you doing here? Is Henry with you? She told me
what you did to her. That’s some psycho shit, putting a girl in the trunk
of your car. I’m not psycho. You’re lucky
we didn’t call the police. Well, then she’d have
to explain what she did
to my car, right? I don’t know
what you’re talking about. Okay, this isn’t a joke.
My brother is a paraplegic. His life is over, and nobody
seems to give a shit. Well, maybe
it’s his own fault. What did you just say? ( sighs ) Just… stay away from Henry. She’s been through enough. Here’s one.
( clears throat ) ( humming ) ♪ ♪ I literally have no idea
what that is. – Sing the hook so that I can–
– That’s it. That’s the hook. That’s the hook? It sounds
like elevator music. ( gasps ) That’s “Think Twice”
by Celine Dion. Okay, that’s not even
a real song. Come on. How can you say that? That was, like, a–
that was a huge hit. That’s not a hit.
No, no. The song from “Titanic”
was a huge hit. Whatever that is–
whatever you just sang, that’s–that’s a bonus track
at Starbucks. Oh, my God, that’s– You just broke
Celine Dion’s heart… – Yeah. ( chuckles )
– With that. Let me ask you something.
Um… Do you know
any decent restaurants nearby? My car’s in the shop, and I’m
kind of trapped in this town until I can get it fixed. ( chuckles ) What? Nothing.
It’s just, um… my car
broke down here, too. And I never left. Mm. Well, I can see how this town
could grow on you. ( rock music playing ) Have dinner with me. ♪ ♪ ( monitor beeping ) I’m telling you,
I can feel it. Okay. What exactly
can you feel? Can you describe it to me? Shooting pains
all up and down my leg. That means something. – Mm.
– Right? Nurse: Not necessarily. There he is. Dad. What is this? I’m not gonna need
that thing, all right? I-I can feel my legs. Clay, that’s not quite– What you’re experiencing,
it’s called “phantom pain.” Why don’t you just get
this out of here? What are you talking about? It’s the nicest chair
on the market. Yeah, but he’s not gonna
be able to get himself in and out of this
fucking thing. If you’d been here,
you would know that. Who the hell says he can’t
do that in this chair? Mr. Boone, perhaps we could
talk about this another time? Can we please just go
to the cafeteria – and let the nurse work?
– I just got here! No, no, Lucas, it’s fine.
I want him to stay. You hear that?
My boy wants me here. – Maybe you should leave.
– No, that’s not what I’m– Why do you need to be
like this? Because I don’t need you
telling me what I can and can’t do! Gentlemen, please,
this is a hospital! Wait, something’s wrong. – Oh, shit! Are you okay?
– Look–look at his leg! – What? What’s happening?
– It’s gonna be okay. What’s happening?
Why am I sweating? The hot coffee just spilled, and the sweat is your body’s
way of telling you that something is wrong. Now, maybe the two of you
want to step outside until I’m done here–
thank you. – Wait. Why–
– You’re good. Why can’t I feel it? – There we go.
– Hey. – Hey. Why can’t I feel it?
– It’s all good. ( shuddering ) Clay: Why can’t I feel it? ( shuddering ) ( radar gun beeps ) ( cell phone ringing ) ( cell phone chimes ) – Hey, Yvette.
Yvette: Hey. Didn’t think I’d get you.
– Then why’d you call? – Oh, be nice.
( radar gun beeps ) I didn’t get your RSVP, so I figured you’re not coming
to the party. But I wanted
to double-check. Yeah… I… Yeah, I don’t know. You’re gonna have to come
back home sometime. Folks will understand. Yeah, like Aunt Marie? Aunt Marie is a drunk with a
trick hip and a forked tongue. Nobody listens
to that woman. Just come. Ruby is dying to see
her auntie. And Dad? ( radio chirps ) Woman:
All units, we have a 10-39, convenience store at Lakewood
and Highway 68. Okay.
Uh, I got to go. Hey, you’re gonna
let me know. Right?
– I got to go! Unit 29 responding. ( siren wailing ) ( exhales deeply ) Hey. ( sniffs ) So what happened?
Did you see him? Nobody was allowed in.
– Oh. What?
– Lucas was there. I swear to God– there’s too much testosterone
in that family. – What did he do?
– Nothing, but… Henry, Clay’s a paraplegic. ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ – Oh, I’m sorry, um…
– No… But it is not your fault. Right? This never
would’ve happened if Clay… He deserves it. ♪ ♪ Henry, talk to me.
– ( gasps ) ( cell phone vibrating ) You should get that. No, it can wait. No, seriously, Jenna, get it.
( sniffs ) This is on me.
This is my thing. I shouldn’t have sent you
to, like, deal with my shit. ( scoffs ) Seriously. I would rather be alone. ( “The Architect”
by Jane Weaver ) ♪ ♪ Hey, Patty. Yeah, just give me a minute. ♪ ♪ ♪ You are the architect ♪ Hey, are you hungry?
‘Cause I can– ♪ ♪ Henry? ♪ You are the architect ♪ ♪ ♪ ( engine turns over ) ♪ ♪ ♪ Don’t suffer yourself
for the simple phrase ♪ ♪ Where crediting lines
are the proof that you lose ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ The blueprint you made
has now taken shape ♪ ♪ The formula’s stolen
and patterns moved ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ And then we fight we fall
amidst it all ♪ ♪ We fight we fall
and miss it all ♪ ♪ And then we fight we fall
amidst it all ♪ ♪ We fight we fall
and miss it all ♪ ♪ You are the architect ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ The energy spent
can’t be replicated ♪ ♪ Visions in the sacred space
not yours to choose ♪ ( pants, grunts ) ♪ ♪ ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ Henry? ( grunting ) Henry? ♪ ♪ Henry! ( grunting ) Henry! ♪ ♪ ( water splashes ) ♪ ♪ ( air whooshing ) ( coughs, chokes, gasping ) ( coughing, retching ) ( breathing heavily ) ( cell phone vibrating ) ( breathing heavily )
Hello? Holy shit, Henry.
Where are you? Henry: ( breathing heavily ) In my bedroom. It happened again. Yeah. We were right. It’s fear. Why didn’t you tell me? Henry: Because fear only works
if you’re… really alone. You know, if there’s
no safety net. It’s like fight or flight, and if I can’t fight, I think
my body will protect me. ( breathing heavily ) I got to go. What are you gonna tell him? ( breathing heavily ) The truth. Unit 21, 10-9,
10-39 confirmed. My guess is an overdose. Been seeing a lot
of junkies lately. He probably shot up
in the bathroom and collapsed out here. Have you ever
seen him before? I don’t know. Maybe. ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ ( engine shuts off ) – Hey.
– Hey. Could you give me a hand
with this box? Yeah. Seriously, it’s,
like, really heavy. – Oh, sorry. Sorry.
– Thank you. – Wow.
– I know. I’ve got, like,
20 more, so… Here, wait.
Wait a second. Um… I’m–I am really sorry about
what happened this morning. I-I never should’ve said
what I said. I– And you were totally right. I…should’ve told you
about Henry. Yeah, you should’ve. But you weren’t
completely wrong either. I’m not going
anywhere, Thomas. Good. ( monitor beeping ) Hey. I, um… You’re paralyzed. ( sighs ) Are you okay? Lucas says you called 911. Do you remember
what happened? I remember you were there. And we were kissing. And after that, uh… Yeah, I don’t know. ( swallows hard )
Do you remember? Yeah. We were in your truck,
and you… Ow! Hey! Please, stop! You were… ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ We were attacked… ♪ ♪ By these guys that work
for your dad. ♪ ♪ They had, like,
bats and clubs, and I just… I ran. What are you doing in here?
Visiting hours are over. – You need to leave right now.
– Okay. Henry. ♪ ♪ I’m glad you got away. ♪ ♪ ( people screaming )
Somebody grab him! Holy shit!
What was that? – Somebody grab him!
– Holy shit! What was that? Whoa. I don’t know what
to tell you, Dom. It’s clean. There’s no marking
of any kind that I can– There should be
an equalizer, though. Is, uh…
is this all there is? Uh, I think… ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ( Sabine shouting in French ) ( gunshot ) ( suspenseful music ) ♪ ♪ Here. ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ Is that where the sound
comes from? ♪ ♪ Shit! ♪ ♪ Fuck! Come on! ♪ ♪ It’s a tracker, Dom. It’s a fucking tracker. How long
have you had this on you? Dom! How long? ( air whooshing )
Sabine! Tristan! Tristan! ♪ ♪ Tristan! ♪ ♪ ( sobbing ) ( cell phone ringing ) Dominick. ( plastic rustling ) It’s late. Yeah. I was at the hospital, um, visiting Clay. How is he? He’s okay. Henry. You shouldn’t have talked
to me like that earlier. I know, I’m sorry. You were right… about what I put
you through. I’m trying to be better.
I want you to know that. The way I felt
about your dad was– ( scoffs ) Maybe I’ve been trying
to chase that feeling. Maybe I feel safer
if I move on from men before they have a chance
to move on from me. I haven’t been
completely honest with you. Your father didn’t leave me
for another woman. But you’ve always said
that he– I know. I know what I said.
I just… I feel like now
that you’re older, you– you should know the truth. Do you want to sit down? You remember how I used
to be in a band? Yeah. When you were about four,
I went on tour. It wasn’t like it was
a tour tour. It was just a weekend away,
but I was so excited. And when I came home… you were all alone… and you were crying. He just left you
all by yourself. Your father just left you. I don’t know. I know I’m not perfect. I know that. I know that
more than you know, but I would never leave you,
do you understand that? I’m here,
whether you like it or not. Maybe we could just… we could make a pact. No more secrets. We tell each other the truth,
even if it’s hard. Okay. Come here. I love you, baby. ( dramatic music ) ♪ ♪ ( objects rattling ) ♪ ♪ ( air whooshing ) ( bright chime )

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