- 1. Mm-hmm.
- 2. - Hi.
- 3. Tours begin at 11. You're the first
in line. Could be a busy day.
- 4. Road seemed pretty empty.
- 5. Nice accent. You from Australia?
- 6. No, I'm from Britain.
- 7. So you got one of those crazy
British names? Esmeralda or, uh...?
- 8. I'm Nish.
- 9. - Nish?
- 10. Well, I can't judge. My name's ridiculous.
- 11. Rolo Haynes. Owner. Proprietor.
- 12. Well, just us two this morning.
You sure you wanna do this?
- 13. - This place ain't for the faint-hearted.
- I'm sure I can handle it.
- 14. Not everyone can.
- 15. So, I have to peek
in your little sack there if that's OK.
- 16. - Ah. That's OK.
- Can't trust anyone these days.
- 17. If you could step through there.
- 18. Anything metal, put it in here.
- 19. Cool.
- 20. - Mm-hmm.
- Mm. Dinky.
- 21. Oh, yeah. I call it fun size.
- 22. Fun size. I like that.
- 23. Guessing you had a gut full
of this security shit at the airport.
- 24. Our immigration guys
are pretty tight these days.
- 25. All clear?
- 26. - OK.
- 27. Show on the road.
- 28. So, you on vacation?
- 29. - Sort of. My dad lives out here.
- 30. It's his birthday,
so my mom just wants to surprise him.
- 31. And you're the surprise?
- 32. Hmm, part of it, I guess.
- 33. - Where'd you fly in?
- Salt Lake.
- 34. You came here from Salt Lake?
- 35. Yeah, I thought it'd be nice
to drive the back route,
- 36. but I underestimated the—
- 37. Heck of a trip for a girl on her own.
- 38. - I don't mean to get old-fashioned on you.
- 39. That is quite old-fashioned.
- 40. It's hot as hell in here.
- 41. AC must've shit the bed.
- 42. Sorry for the heat.
- 43. Goddamn digital systems.
- 44. Never trust a guy in tech.
Jesus, I should know that.
- 45. So what is all this stuff?
- 46. Authentic criminological artifacts.
- 47. If it did something bad,
chances are it's in here.
- 48. Take a look around, take your time,
see what pops out at you.
- 49. Anything piques your interest,
I can tell you all about it.
- 50. There's a sad, sick story
behind most everything here.
- 51. Just like our main attraction
just through there.
- 52. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.
- 53. A lot of folks
just rush behind the curtain,
- 54. hardly even eyeball this stuff,
- 55. and then it's a bunch of one-star ratings
on Trip-fucker and before you know it—
- 56. Yo, look, I am not in a rush,
so don't worry.
- 57. Well, then, take your time.
- 58. I shall.
- 59. - This stuff looks techie.
- Well, neuro tech was my background.
- 60. Sweet.
- 61. So, what's this, then?
Looks like a hairdressing thing.
- 62. Actually, that was one
of my very first souvenirs.
- 63. Sheds a little light
on how our main exhibit came to be.
- 64. - What is it?
- You heard of Peter Dawson?
- 65. - Mnh-mnh.
- Dr. Peter Dawson?
- 66. Well, usually I say
this is Dawson's Symphatic Diagnoser,
- 67. and folks shriek, "No way,"
and I'm like, "Oh, it very much is."
- 68. "How the heck did you get that?"
is the next question.
- 69. - OK.
- My domain was med tech.
- 70. I worked out of St. Juniper's.
It's kind of like a university hospital.
- 71. Sweet setup.
Part of the Land Act, actually.
- 72. It was in downtown New York,
big old building.
- 73. Research up top,
- 74. emergency room and the great unwashed
down at street level.
- 75. It was the perfect mix
of business and health care.
- 76. - Seriously?
Out of the way, asshole!
- 77. Idea was folks with no coverage
signed up for free health care
- 78. in exchange for consenting
to occasional experimental treatments.
- 79. I... I... I worked for the guys up top.
- 80. What, like a scientist?
- 81. I was more sort of... recruitment.
- 82. - Yeah, yeah, I'm here.
- 83. Shocking.
- 84. - No.
- 85. - No.
- OK, I'm going again. Clear. Clear!
- 86. - Shocking.
- 87. - No.
- 88. If I'd known she was on tricyclics,
I would have nudged the dose.
- 89. You couldn't have known.
- 90. - This a bad time?
- 91. Rolo Haynes from the tenth floor.
- 92. Seems you've been having some problems.
- 93. I think I got something that can help.
- 94. The big thing they're into
is neuro technics.
- 95. Pioneering brain enhancements.
- 96. Neural interfaces.
- 97. All that fun stuff.
- 98. The holy grail they've been aiming for
is a way to transfer knowledge.
- 99. So one of the teams here
is working on an experiment,
- 100. trying to find a way to beam information
from one brain to another.
- 101. This is Kenny.
- 102. This is Hector.
- 103. Stay with me on this.
- 104. So, the experiment.
- 105. They built a little maze
and they drop Kenny here into it
- 106. and he runs round over and over
for months on end
- 107. till he knows it like a childhood home.
- 108. And then... they put this on him.
- 109. It's a transmitter,
- 110. absorbing signals from Kenny's brain
- 111. which were sent to Hector over here.
- 112. Hector had our prototype
synaptic receiver fitted.
- 113. Now, remember, Hector had never
even set paw in the maze.
- 114. Plan was he'd now receive
Kenny's knowledge of the maze layout
- 115. and, boom,
he'd be able to solve it, first time.
- 116. - And did he?
- 117. Scrabbled around like a rat,
- 118. So, um, why are you telling me this?
- 119. Because just as it becomes clear
that the maze thing's a bust,
- 120. one of our researchers
spills his coffee on Kenny.
- 121. Hot coffee spills all over Kenny,
so obviously he's squealing like hell,
- 122. but so is Hector.
- 123. Turns out, we haven't discovered how
to share knowledge...
- 124. - But physical sensations.
- 125. That's nuts. Holy shit.
- 126. And even nutsier shit,
- 127. Hector felt the burn,
but took no damage at all.
- 128. All of the experience,
none of the physical cost.
- 129. But how did he die?
- 130. They cut him open after
to see if he was OK.
- 131. Oh.
- 132. Anyhow, thanks to Hector's sacrifice,
we prototyped this.
- 133. A receiver for human experiences.
- 134. A neural implant. Only one of its kind.
- 135. This is why you brought me up here.
- 136. What's the biggest pain in the ass
- 137. Finding out what's wrong with them
in the first place.
- 138. Half of the assholes that roll in here
can't even describe their symptoms.
- 139. They're— They're out cold or concussed
or drunk or dumb
- 140. or... two years old,
or they can't speak English.
- 141. Imagine if you could feel
exactly what a patient feels,
- 142. minus the physical consequences.
- 143. Like reading their minds.
- 144. So what do you say?
- 145. Gotta hand it to Dawson,
he lept at the chance.
- 146. Like, he was happy to do it.
- 147. - And it was only a short procedure.
- 148. Irreversible, but, hey, he was a pioneer.
- 149. Plus, his mortality rates were
in the toilet,
- 150. so this was his best shot at redemption.
- 151. Does it hurt if I touch it?
- 152. I don't think so.
- 153. - There's something kinda kinky about it.
- 154. It's like the ultimate piercing.
- 155. If you're trying to make me feel better,
- 156. - Time for the trial run.
- 157. So this is where
our hairnet doohickey comes into play.
- 158. Theory was, if you slipped it
on a willing subject,
- 159. it'd absorb their physical sensations
and relay them to Dawson's implant.
- 160. We just had to find out if it worked.
- 161. Ow.
- 162. This one.
- 163. Houston, we got a miracle.
- 164. Right off the bat,
- 165. Dawson gets to work
with the ailing public,
- 166. starts building up a kind of
mental library of physical symptoms.
- 167. Plan was, he'd get to know how things felt
so that he could diagnose them quicker.
- 168. So, starts small in the ER,
minor fractures, that sort of thing.
- 169. Soon graduates to bigger stuff.
- 170. Major injuries. Diseases.
- 171. Late-stage terminal stuff.
- 172. Dawson grit his teeth
and went through it all.
- 173. Say a kid comes in obviously in pain.
- 174. Doctors suspect appendicitis, they'd
hook him up to Dawson just to be sure.
- 175. Dawson had felt appendicitis
many times by now,
- 176. so he knows if it's something more.
- 177. Caught things
they weren't even looking for.
- 178. Blastomas and so on.
- 179. Good luck, man.
- 180. That man saved lives, no doubt about it.
- 181. - Good luck, huh?
- 182. - Stay in touch. Bye-bye.
- 183. - That was nice.
- 184. And, incidentally,
- 185. if you'll allow me to be crude,
- 186. Dawson's symphatic diagnoser
came in handy in the bedroom.
- 187. His implant received
pleasurable sensations, too.
- 188. So if his girlfriend slipped on
that transmitting blue hairnet
- 189. and he tuned in
his little implant nubbin...
- 190. he didn't just feel what he was feeling...
- 191. - I'm gonna come!
- ... but also felt what she was feeling.
- 192. Son of a bitch was experiencing
male and female orgasms at the same time.
- 193. Oh, my... Oh, my...
Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
- 194. - Oh, shit.
- 195. I can't get enough of your...
- 196. But?
- 197. - I'm sorry?
- Dawson's having a great time.
- 198. - There's gotta be a "but."
- 199. He's having a great time, but...
- 200. But...
- 201. - Coming through. Coming through.
- 202. Come on.
- [man 2] Almost there.
- 203. One day,
they rush in Senator Whitley.
- 204. He'd collapsed at some fundraiser.
- 205. No one could tell
what in hell was wrong with him.
- 206. Lift.
- I got this.
- 207. Dawson's hooked up.
- 208. Be careful.
- 209. - Jeez.
- And has the roughest ride.
- 210. - Pete?
- Like he's got no clue what this is.
- 211. - Pete?
- Just one more minute, please.
- 212. - Let the man work.
- 213. - Pete, he's flatlining.
- Just one more moment.
- 214. And then it happened.
- 215. Pete?
- 216. Dawson blacked out,
for, like, five minutes.
- 217. Turns out the senator had been poisoned,
- 218. a rare poison at that,
some kind of Russian shit.
- 219. He'd been into that whole thing.
- 220. But Dawson had experienced death
and come out the other side.
- 221. At the moment of death, a whole galaxy
of synapses fritzes out of existence.
- 222. Tsunami of endorphins.
- 223. And then there's this rolling dark wave
of nothing rushes in behind.
- 224. When he came round,
they ran every kind of test
- 225. and he was all systems go, nothing wrong.
- 226. "Shaken but unharmed,"
they put on his report.
- 227. Next day, he was back up and at 'em.
- 228. But there was something wrong, right?
- 229. To go through all that without dying?
- 230. Fucked up his implant like that.
- 231. Oh, my God.
- 232. - I'm just gonna get some water.
- 233. Fair to say his relationship
with pain had shifted a little.
- 234. Ah, that hurt like hell.
- 235. Now, he was into it.
- 236. He really threw himself into his work
- 237. He tried to hide it at first,
but thanks to that little nubbin,
- 238. the more pain he felt,
the more pleasure he got.
- 239. OK, no. Stop, stop.
- 240. Stop. OK, safe word. Stop!
- 241. - You said that we could try it.
- And we did.
- 242. Look, we tried the hair pulling
and that choke thing.
- 243. I'm not into it, OK? It's just not me.
- 244. Maybe I should go.
- 245. No. No, please.
- 246. I'm sorry.
- 247. Stay. Please?
- 248. - Ow. Pete!
- 249. I'm going.
- 250. See, it's like eating chilies.
- 251. You acclimatize fast.
- 252. First time you had a jalapeño,
bet you spat it out, too hot.
- 253. But persevere and it becomes addictive.
- 254. Soon, a jalapeño's not enough.
- 255. You work your way up, red-hot chilies,
- 256. till you get to them Scotch bonnet devils.
- 257. Dawson's craving was just the same.
- 258. Before you know it,
he's hanging around the ER
- 259. just waiting for a juicy accident victim
to latch onto.
- 260. All he can think about
is that next hit gnawing away up there.
- 261. "Give it back to me. Give it back.
I gotta have it back."
- 262. Sarah, will you just, um,
file these for me?
- 263. Sure thing.
- 264. - This isn't your shift.
Take him round to bay four.
- 265. - [man 2] OK.
- 266. Pete.
- 267. Careful.
- 268. And three, two, one.
- 269. Lift.
- 270. Let me get this.
- 271. It's a cardiac arrest.
She collapsed in the street.
- 272. I just wanna be sure.
- 273. It's a heart attack all right,
but he says nothing.
- 274. Plays for time.
- 275. Figures he can ride that pain train
all the way through to nirvana.
- 276. Eventually they have to physically
pull Dawson away from her.
- 277. Give Aunt Ethel her CPR.
- 278. She flatlines in front of him,
and he's like an alcoholic
- 279. watching someone pour
a glass of good Scotch down the sink,
- 280. sick at the waste of good shit.
- 281. Look, we always knew going into this
there might be side effects.
- 282. I mean, we can look into how we
deactivate, but it's gonna take some time.
- 283. I can't just pull all the people
off the other projects, Pete.
- 284. I mean, we have milestones to hit.
You know the drill.
- 285. But we'll get there.
- 286. In the meantime,
we can't have you near patients,
- 287. so just go home, put your feet up
and binge a miniseries, whatever.
- 288. No one could have known
what'd happen next.
- 289. Authorities are expected to confirm
- 290. the body is that of missing
WNL weather reporter Denise Stockley.
- 291. Certainly a major police presence there,
as we can see.
- 292. Let's take a look at the timeline...
- 293. Dawson was home alone 24/7,
climbing the walls. Withdrawal, I guess.
- 294. She was last seen
the evening of Friday, September 15th...
- 295. He didn't have patients
to leech pain off anymore.
- 296. So he started inflicting it... on himself.
- 297. for her safe return,
- 298. or for any information from witnesses...
- 299. Spent a week
just whittling away at himself.
- 300. Cut here, a gouge there.
- 301. I mean, the guy was a doctor.
- 302. He knew how far he could go
without it getting fatal.
- 303. But it was never enough.
- 304. None of it was enough.
- 305. When he worked on himself,
there was a crucial ingredient missing.
- 306. Fear.
- 307. The amygdala.
- 308. Little almond-shaped nubbin in your brain.
- 309. When you're afraid, it lights up like
a midnight air strike, sharpens the senses.
- 310. The fear the patient feels when
they're staring up at that ceiling light,
- 311. the fear accompanying
each sudden jab of agony,
- 312. he'd come to appreciate that, too.
- 313. It went with the pain.
- 314. Complemented it, like red wine and steak.
- 315. You can inflict pain on yourself,
but not terror.
- 316. For that, you need a volunteer.
- 317. Dawson was practically coming
when they found him.
- 318. He'd enjoyed one big old speedball
of fear and pain and death.
- 319. Tell me they put him in jail.
- 320. In the hospital.
- 321. He wound up in a vegetative state.
- 322. Good.
- 323. Still there to this day.
- 324. In a coma, deep as the ocean.
- 325. But the thing of it is, they say
he still has that look on his face.
- 326. Blissed out.
- 327. Still riding that high.
- 328. - You're fucking with me, right?
- OK, I added the boner. I couldn't resist.
- 329. - Fun story, huh?
- Yep, fun story.
- 330. Ooh!
- 331. Oh, man.
- 332. Do you want some water?
- 333. - Really, I'm fine.
- No, man, it's no bother.
- 334. Thank you kindly.
- 335. - So, how come you didn't stay in med tech?
- 336. Well, I did for a while.
- 337. Just 'cause Dawson went la-la,
neuro research didn't stop.
- 338. TCKR adapted it and fine-tuned it.
- 339. It's how they wound up with
the digital consciousness transference,
- 340. what they call cookies today.
- 341. Uh, like when they upload old people
to the cloud?
- 342. Yeah, but this was way before that.
- 343. We didn't have that whole immersive
VR environment shizzle back then.
- 344. What we dealt with was more organic,
- 345. How so?
- 346. Gotta say you ask more questions
than the average bear.
- 347. Well, to be honest, my car's still
charging, so I've got a bit of time.
- 348. Well, then,
what I wanted to show you, um...
- 349. Part of what I was working on...
- 350. It's, um... cute?
- 351. Actually, one of the saddest things
in the whole place.
- 352. Doesn't look it.
- 353. You ever had one of those relationships
- 354. where you just can't get someone
out of your head?
- 355. - Yeah.
- Some years back, boy meets girl.
- 356. Boy's called Jack, girl's called...
- 357. - Jill.
- 358. Ugh.
- 359. Cupcake?
- 360. - Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- 361. - Are you the sheriff now?
- 362. - And I'm the prisoner?
- You're in trouble, sir.
- 363. Eventually, he dick-pukes
a little baby paste up her wazoo,
- 364. - which takes hold.
- 365. - Before you know it, out pops a boy.
- 366. Parker.
- 367. Boom. They're a family unit.
- 368. A walking commercial
for a sunnier future. Happy as hell.
- 369. I wanna... I wanna take a photo.
- 370. OK. I'm gonna get the lake
in the background.
- 371. - All right, buddy.
- OK, you ready?
- 372. Parker.
- 373. Wave to Mommy. Say hello. Say hi to Mommy.
- 374. Carrie gets hit by a truck.
- 375. Winds up at St. Juniper's.
- 376. Come back to me.
- 377. Come back.
- 378. Years go by.
- 379. Jack visits her every week, talks to her,
- 380. plays her recordings of their son,
shoots the shit.
- 381. She never wakes up.
- 382. But they tested the comm box on her.
- 383. A kind of basic device that let coma folks
sort of respond back.
- 384. I got you some room fresheners.
You want pine forest?
- 385. OK.
- 386. What about citrus fresh?
- 387. Gotcha.
- 388. And I recorded Parker singing
with some other kids.
- 389. Uh, you wanna hear it?
- 390. Hey.
- 391. - Hey.
- The woman in 302, Carrie Lamasse.
- 392. You're the partner, right?
- 393. - Uh-huh.
- 394. Rolo Haynes.
I represent neuro R&D for TCKR.
- 395. OK.
- 396. We're working on a project that might be
of interest to someone in your position.
- 397. What's... What's my position?
- 398. We're exploring something
that could give the likes of Carrie
- 399. a whole new lease of life.
- 400. I'm talking miraculous.
- 401. What do you mean?
- 402. So the guys at TCKR have been working
- 403. on digitally extracting a consciousness
out of one brain
- 404. and kind of rehousing it in a host brain.
- 405. - What does that even mean?
- 406. So, even on a good day,
we only use 40% of our brain capacity.
- 407. There is this whole other
60% of our noggin
- 408. hanging around like an empty Airbnb.
- 409. And so...?
- 410. And so with our new
- 411. we figure we can fit another whole
consciousness into that unused space.
- 412. I'm talking about taking Carrie's
consciousness from that broken shell
- 413. and putting it in there.
- 414. What? Um... Like a voice inside my head?
- 415. Like the whole of her inside your head.
- 416. Like a hitchhiker. Like a passenger.
- 417. Vicarious sensations.
She sees what you see.
- 418. She feels what you feel.
- 419. She can live again.
- 420. - "Feels" as in...?
- You got a little boy. Parker.
- 421. - How do you know all this?
- You hug Parker and Carrie feels it too.
- 422. She can hug your son via you.
- 423. How much does this all cost?
- 424. Won't cost a thing.
- 425. We will have to euthanize her physical
body during the transfer process,
- 426. but we would earmark her organs
- 427. Giving back to the community.
- 428. So what do you say?
- 429. I'd have to think about it.
- 430. Carrie's done her thinking.
- 431. How about you?
- 432. Commencing upload procedure.
- 433. Now moving to download.
- 434. OK, she's installed.
- 435. She's home.
- 436. You can open your eyes now, Jack.
- 437. Carrie?
- 438. If you can hear me,
tell Jack what you see.
- 439. An... An apple. I... I see an apple.
- 440. I can hear her.
- 441. - Apple. Apple. She's saying apple.
- 442. Hey, baby.
- 443. Hey, Jack.
- 444. Take it.
- 445. Grip it.
- 446. Carrie, you feel that?
- 447. Uh-huh. She says she feels it.
- 448. Sensations looking good. Take a bite.
- 449. Oh, God.
- 450. So long since I tasted anything.
- 451. You can taste that?
- 452. She tastes it. Holy shit.
- 453. Looks like you're all set.
- 454. - Shall we bring him in?
Come on in, honey.
- 455. Is that Parker?
- 456. He got so big.
- 457. Oh, God, Jack, hold him.
Hold our little boy.
- 458. Give me a really big hug, please.
- 459. I feel him. I really feel him.
- 460. Mommy says she loves you.
- 461. Truly heartwarming.
- 462. Yeah. But this is where you say "but."
- 463. Well, not to wax philosophical, but...
- 464. how long can happiness
realistically last anyhow?
- 465. Aah, turn the page already.
- 466. Man, you read slow.
- 467. I like to take in the pictures.
- 468. That's what the graphic part
of a graphic novel is.
- 469. It's true.
- 470. Hey, uh, I gotta take a piss.
- 471. Uh... Ugh.
- 472. I'll never get used to this.
- 473. Feels good, huh?
- 474. - Whoa. You're not washing our hands?
- 475. Our hands?
- 476. Seriously, though, it's kind of gross.
- 477. 38-year-old Clayton Leigh
was today found guilty
- 478. of the horrific murder
of WNL weather reporter Denise Stockley,
- 479. whose mutilated remains
were discovered one year ago today.
- 480. We should turn this off.
It's disturbing to a four-year-old.
- 481. He's fine. He's not even listening.
- 482. Parker! Jesus.
- 483. - Don't snap at him.
- Oh, but snapping at me is fine?
- 484. - Baby, you're—
- How does that work?
- 485. He's a child.
- 486. This is serious, man. Wha—
- 487. No, no, I'm not being...
I'm not being unreasonable.
- 488. No, just wait. No. Just—
Just hear me out.
- 489. Having a back-seat driver glued
into the back seat
- 490. ain't no fun for anyone in the car.
- 491. No privacy for him. No agency for her.
- 492. - It'd drive you mental.
- 493. You know, fine, forget it.
- 494. All right, go ahead. Keep talking.
I'm going for the anchovies.
- 495. You gonna be quiet?
- 496. Hmm?
- 497. You wanna shut up now? You're good? Hmm?
- 498. You—
- 499. Fuck you.
- 500. Ah!
- 501. Fuck.
- 502. Yeah. I don't... I don't care.
- 503. Oh, you... you're still talking.
- 504. Hmm? You... Hmm? Oh.
- 505. Anyhow, soon he or they come to me.
- 506. Like I'm their relationship therapist.
- 507. Oh, would you pipe down and let me speak?
- 508. Let me finish a goddamn sentence.
- 509. Hey, guys, I see the problem.
- 510. She's the problem.
- 511. Familiarity breeding contempt
is the problem.
- 512. You need to ration your contact.
- 513. Ration how? She's running through my
head like a goddamn tune I can't shake.
- 514. Well, we could upgrade
your privileges, Jack.
- 515. Give you a little more control.
- 516. Shut up! Sorry. Go on.
- 517. Well, maybe if you had the ability
- 518. to place Carrie on pause now and then...
- 519. it'd make things easier
for the both of you.
- 520. Do it.
- 521. Whatever. Whatever. Whatever. Do it.
- 522. So he upped his privileges.
- 523. - Should be able to put her on pause.
- This one?
- 524. - That's it.
- 525. Didn't take him long to use 'em.
- 526. So now we're just openly
checking out women's racks?
- 527. And don't say you weren't because
I can feel the fucking boner forming, OK?
- 528. And he checks her ass too as she leaves.
- 529. So I checked her out. What?
- 530. I'm horny as fuck,
haven't jerked off in, like, a month.
- 531. Well, I'm not stopping you.
- 532. You're looking over my shoulder
but from the inside.
- 533. It's like trying to jerk off
in front of a cop who's also your mom.
- 534. - Fuck you!
- OK, you know what?
- 535. That's it. That's it. That's it. Time out.
I'm putting you on pause.
- 536. No. Jack, don't you dare.
- 537. Jack. Jack, I'm warning you.
- 538. Not cool.
- 539. Don't do that again.
- 540. Are... Are we at home?
- 541. Why the Halloween pumpkin?
- 542. Halloween's months from now.
- 543. Actually, it's today.
- 544. How long was I on pause?
- 545. Uh, just a few weeks.
- 546. I don't know. Eight?
- 547. OK, I know. I'm... I'm sorry.
- 548. I know. I'm sorry. I felt really bad.
- 549. So, um, I got you this.
- 550. Figured it's kind of our anniversary, so—
- 551. Fuck you. You're a fucking asshole.
- 552. You want me to eat this cupcake or not?
Orange cream icing.
- 553. - Where's Parker?
- Your favorite.
- 554. I wanna see Parker.
You had him away from me for months.
- 555. I wanna see my boy.
- 556. OK.
- 557. OK.
- 558. Where is he?
- 559. Hey.
- 560. What you got going on there?
- 561. - Is that a fire truck?
- 562. Tell him I love him.
- 563. Hey, buddy, Mommy loves you.
- 564. What?
- 565. - Tell him I need a hug.
You wanna know something else?
- 566. Mommy needs a hug. Hmm?
- 567. Oh, God!
- 568. Parker complicated things.
- 569. They both felt responsibility for him,
so they tried to compromise,
- 570. you know, reach an agreement, like adults.
- 571. Jack put Carrie on pause
except for the weekends,
- 572. when they'd take Parker out
with Carrie in attendance,
- 573. kind of like a divorcee
with visiting rights.
- 574. You go hide.
- 575. That's it!
- 576. You tricked me.
- 577. Aah!
- 578. OK.
Come down here.
- 579. I'm coming.
- 580. It worked OK.
- 581. For a while.
- 582. Hey.
- 583. Looks like we're neighbors.
- 584. - I've just moved in.
- 585. - Emily.
- Jack. Nice to meet you.
- 586. Oh, please.
- 587. Hey.
- 588. Oh!
- 589. - Who's this?
- It's Parker.
- 590. Cool name.
- 591. Guess I'll see you around.
- 592. Yeah.
- 593. Guess I'll see you around.
- 594. She was nice, OK?
- 595. Oh, cut the shit. I know
when your hormones are flowing, OK?
- 596. Our balls are brewing up a blow load
as we speak.
- 597. I can't. I'm with our son.
- 598. I didn't hit on anyone.
- 599. You know what? Fuck it.
Visiting time is over.
- 600. No. Jack, don't you dare. Jack.
- 601. Jack, you son of a bi—
- 602. Parker, wait up.
- 603. Anyhow, as time passed by,
Jack got it on with the neighbor.
- 604. And Carrie didn't take it so good.
- 605. She works all week. We just wanted
to spend a weekend together.
- 606. Jesus, can't you just be happy for us?
- 607. No, Jack, weirdly enough, I can't.
- 608. Christ, you are so bitter.
- 609. No. Why?
- 610. - Is she giving you shit?
- 611. Carrie, stop giving him shit.
- 612. Tell her to back off.
- 613. - I—
- Tell her.
- 614. Jesus Christ.
- 615. So the weekend thing isn't working.
- 616. And we tried limiting her to an hour—
- 617. But you can tell that she's in there,
like that judging and bitching.
- 618. The time frame is frustrating for Carrie.
- 619. Carrie is frustrating for us.
- 620. You got Carrie on pause now?
- 621. OK, well...
- 622. there's always deletion.
- 623. - As in...?
- As in permanent erasure.
- 624. - Uh-huh.
- 625. - That'd... That'd be killing her.
- Not legally.
- 626. But ethically.
- 627. Please. She is just some leftover code
in your head.
- 628. It'll be like... like deleting an email.
- 629. No.
- 630. No. No deletion. I'm not doing it.
- 631. She wants to be near Parker.
I can't take that away from her.
- 632. There's gotta be something you can do.
- 633. My friends...
- 634. you're in luck.
- 635. It's something we're beta testing.
- 636. It's actually aimed
at terminally ill parents.
- 637. Kind of like a souvenir for their kids.
- 638. Here.
- 639. A monkey?
- 640. More like a keepsake.
- 641. We can put her in here.
- 642. In there?
- 643. Uh-huh. It's...
- 644. It has a consciousness receptor,
- 645. kind of like the one we put in your head,
but a prototype.
- 646. And there's a camera here
so she can see Parker.
- 647. Plus the whole body's got haptic feedback,
- 648. so if little Parkie gives it a cuddle,
she'll feel it.
- 649. And she can communicate back,
- 650. but in a kid-friendly, controlled way.
- 651. Yeah, I don't know.
I'm gonna have to think about it.
- 652. I say yes.
- 653. Well, she's done her thinking.
How about you?
- 654. The transfer went pretty fast.
- 655. Carrie wouldn't have even been aware
it was happening.
- 656. Till she woke up.
- 657. Come on, buddy, you gotta tear it.
Tear into that thing.
- 658. Jack?
You almost got it.
- 659. There you go.
- 660. All right, pull it out.
- 661. Oh. There you go.
- 662. What is it, Parker?
- 663. Monkey.
- 664. What?
- 665. That's pretty cool, huh?
- 666. Jack. Jack, what the fuck?
- 667. But you know something?
- 668. This... This, uh...
This is a very special monkey.
- 669. - Mom wanted you to have it.
- 670. Every time you hug it, Mom will know,
and she'll feel that hug too.
- 671. No. No, no, Jack, Jack,
put me back in your fucking head.
- 672. Jack!
- 673. And this monkey can speak to you.
- 674. It can let you know how it feels.
- 675. How did she speak?
- 676. Well, the comm setup
was a little rudimentary.
- 677. I mean, this is a prototype.
- 678. Jack!
- 679. No.
- 680. Monkey loves you.
- 681. What was that?
- 682. Monkey needs a hug.
- 683. Give monkey a hug.
- 684. Monkey loves you.
- 685. Monkey needs a hug.
Monkey loves you. Monkey loves you.
- 686. Monkey loves you. Monkey... Monkey...
Monkey needs a hug.
- 687. - Yeah, I think...
- Monkey loves you.
- 688. - Monkey... Monkey needs a hug.
- 689. Monkey just needs a minute
to get used to how things are gonna be.
- 690. Now, listen, you fucking bitch.
- 691. We can still have you wiped.
- 692. That what you want?
- 693. Do "monkey needs a hug" for no.
- 694. Monkey needs a hug.
- 695. Are you gonna be a good toy?
- 696. Are you gonna be a good toy?
- 697. Monkey loves you.
- 698. You better.
- 699. Anyhow, in the end,
Parker got tired of his new toy.
- 700. But that's kids.
- 701. They're ingrates.
- 702. Monkey needs a hug.
- 703. Whoa.
- 704. Wait, so this is a crime museum.
- 705. - Where's the crime in this?
- Well, the monkey is the crime.
- 706. See, a couple of years back,
- 707. the UN made it illegal
- 708. to transfer human consciousnesses
into limited formats like this.
- 709. Gotta be able to express at least five
emotions for it to be humane, apparently.
- 710. Human rights for cookies. Right, Carrie?
- 711. Monkey needs a hug.
- 712. She's still in there?
- 713. It'd be illegal to delete her too,
- 714. Go figure.
- 715. Anyhow, ACLU raised one heck of a stink,
- 716. and so thanks to this son of a monkey,
I was out on my ass from TCKR.
- 717. Not even a severance package.
- 718. It's why I started this place.
- 719. Had to branch out somehow, and it
appealed to the carny in me, I guess.
- 720. Monkey needs a hug.
- 721. Goddamn AC's still not working.
Ooh, it's hot.
- 722. But I've kept you waiting too long.
- 723. You ready for the prime exhibit?
Step right this way.
- 724. Listen, I gotta warn you,
he's not the man he once—
- 725. was.
- 726. Sorry.
- Do you want some more water?
- 727. I'm fine.
- 728. He's this way.
- 729. Ooh.
- 730. Come on, mister!
You got a visitor.
- 731. May I present Clayton Leigh,
weather girl killer.
- 732. I know, he's kind of mopey these days.
- 733. Cuts kind of a pathetic figure.
- 734. But don't feel too sorry for him.
- 735. He is a convicted murderer.
- 736. Lest we forget Denise Stockley.
- 737. Tragic and cute.
- 738. Ain't that right, Clayton?
- 739. Coo-ee!
- 740. He's actually looking at you.
- 741. Look out. Maybe you're his type.
- 742. He looks so real.
- 743. Well, it is him,
or a fully conscious upload of him.
- 744. You're probably wondering
how he got in here.
- 745. After TCKR kicked me out, my plan was to
branch out into celebrity consciousnesses,
- 746. sign up famous people and reincarnate
them as holograms after they die.
- 747. Kind of like a living Madame Tussauds.
- 748. But celebrities, that's just a quagmire.
- 749. Too many rights issues,
- 750. But convicted killers?
- 751. It's a different story.
- 752. Mr. Leigh, allow me to introduce myself.
- 753. - My name is Rolo Haynes.
- They say you're in technology.
- 754. - Uh, yes, that is true.
- So you can look into this DNA thing?
- 755. Prove it wasn't me?
- 756. Um, yes, that's certainly a possibility,
but that's not why I'm here.
- 757. - I have a proposal.
- 758. No, wait. I have a proposal. I can help.
- 759. I can help your family.
- 760. How'd you talk him into it?
- 761. He didn't need much convincing.
- 762. So really it's just signing over
the rights to your digital self
- 763. in case the worst happens,
- 764. and I promise your relatives will
receive the lion's share of any profits.
- 765. So if, you know, God forbid,
- 766. you do get sent to the chair,
- 767. you know your family
will be provided for, for life.
- 768. - How'd his family feel about it?
- They didn't give a shit.
- 769. Abandoned him
the moment he got locked up.
- 770. I know, right?
- 771. - Jesus Christ, Clay, it's your soul.
- Ain't no such thing.
- 772. It's just a computer simulation
- 773. Then why does he need your permission?
- 774. If my pardon comes through,
it won't matter.
- 775. And if it doesn't?
- 776. Then if they send me to the chair,
this is gonna pay.
- 777. It's gonna keep you and the kids
above water, maintain a roof over y'all.
- 778. Baby, don't.
- 779. This could be a good thing.
- 780. But he never did get that pardon.
- 781. Shit, no, 'cause he was guilty.
- 782. But wasn't there some doubt?
You know, that documentary?
- 783. Fake news. Hatchet job.
- 784. - What about the DNA tampering?
- 785. There's no doubt about it.
- 786. The day he got the chair
- 787. was a great day for justice.
- 788. Clayton couldn't complain.
- 789. I mean, he was gonna be a pioneer.
- 790. I was gonna slurp up
his entire consciousness.
- 791. He'd be the first guy on death row
to survive his own execution.
- 792. The transfer went beautifully.
- 793. Before I knew it, Clayton was born again.
- 794. Hi, buddy.
- 795. Congratulations to you.
- 796. You're in the afterlife, so to speak.
- 797. Looking good.
- 798. Am I a ghost?
- 799. If that helps, yeah.
- 800. I just gotta test a few things here, OK?
- 801. So this may seem a little weird.
Just hang on in there.
- 802. What the fuck?
- 803. See, I knew just seeing the guy
walking around captive, that was good,
- 804. but that wasn't much of a draw.
- 805. But pulling the lever yourself?
- 806. Now, that's an attraction.
- 807. - Hey!
- 808. - Hey!
- Three, two, one.
- 809. Dawson's pain tech
had paved the way for it.
- 810. A perfect re-creation
- 811. of exactly how the agony
of electrocution feels.
- 812. Every volt simulated for real.
- 813. Key was, never let him exceed 15 seconds
at max voltage.
- 814. That would wipe his digital synapses
out for good, kill him.
- 815. Ten seconds seemed to be
the optimum shock length,
- 816. so that became the intractable limit.
- 817. OK. Have a little rest.
- 818. - Get used to your room.
- 819. Official opening's tomorrow.
- 820. In fact, in the early days,
the problem was fitting everyone in.
- 821. Please don't do it. Please, please,
please, please, please. Please.
- 822. Please don't do it. Please.
- 823. But, of course, it was really
the souvenirs that were driving trade.
- 824. It was beautiful.
- 825. - Every time you finished juicing him,
- 826. out pops a conscious sentient snapshot
- 827. not a recording, a true copy of his mind
- 828. perpetually experiencing
that beautiful pain.
- 829. Stuck forever
in that one perfect moment of agony.
- 830. Always on.
- 831. Always suffering.
- 832. - And what you'd call...
- 833. fun size.
- 834. Take a seat if it makes it easier.
- 835. Sit down.
- 836. What? My accent?
- 837. Not fucking British.
- 838. Sorry to disappoint.
- 839. Who are you?
- 840. You left some parts of the story out,
Mr. Haynes. Why is that?
- 841. You forgot to mention the protests.
- 842. His wife started a campaign,
got some momentum behind it.
- 843. Guess you'd call it
- 844. but I know it hurt your attendance.
- 845. And even the protesters got bored
after a while.
- 846. As soon as it was clear the state wouldn't
do a damn thing about clearing him,
- 847. they just moved onto
the next viral miscarriage of justice
- 848. they can hang a hashtag off of.
- 849. But they did their job, right?
This place was on the shit list.
- 850. Who was your core clientele after that?
- 851. You lost the day trippers, the tourists,
fun family crowd. Who was left?
- 852. You again, you pasty-faced motherfucker?
- 853. Loners. Sadists.
- 854. The supremacist sicko demographic.
- 855. No, no, no, no, no, no, no. Out, out, out.
- 856. And that crowd's not big enough.
- 857. They don't keep the lights on.
- 858. So if someone shows up,
- 859. some classic race-hate rich guy
with a hard-on for power...
- 860. and he slips you some extra
for a longer time at the crank...
- 861. you take it.
- 862. Thank you.
- 863. Wasn't the same after that, was he?
- 864. Not dead but hardly alive either.
- 865. Even the perverts didn't wanna pull a...
a lever on a vegetable.
- 866. Where's the joy in that?
- 867. But someone came to see him, right?
- 868. She saw him.
- 869. She stood on this spot.
- 870. Saw what you had done to him.
- 871. Clay?
- 872. He was like a docile animal.
- 873. God knows if he even recognized her.
- 874. God knows if he even recognizes me.
- 875. Dad.
- 876. Happy birthday.
- 877. What my mom saw that day
was more than she could take.
- 878. She had hoped during the whole fight
to clear his name, but that broke her.
- 879. You know what she did
when she came home?
- 880. Bottle of pills and a bottle of vodka.
I found her. You fucking piece of shit.
- 881. Whoa.
- 882. - Is it hot?
- 883. It's humid, right? I'm sorry.
- 884. Stupid digital AC.
- 885. Easy to hack.
- 886. Never accept drinks from strangers.
- 887. My daddy taught me that.
- 888. Going by the color of your lips,
you're gonna be gone in 30 seconds.
- 889. Hey, don't worry.
- 890. We're gonna see you on the other side.
- 891. Hey.
- 892. Computer says you're awake.
- 893. Congratulations. You're a pioneer.
- 894. What the fuck did you do?
- 895. It turns out that it is possible
- 896. to transfer a fresh consciousness
inside a virtual one.
- 897. My daddy's giving you a ride.
- 898. Get me out of here, you fucking cun—
- 899. I'm guessing you're screaming and calling
me names right now, but I wouldn't know.
- 900. - You—
- I mean, my dad can't talk, thanks to you.
- 901. Otherwise I'm guessing
he'd pass on your goodwill messages.
- 902. You fu— You fucking bitch!
You fucking bitch!
- 903. In other news, you'll shortly
be undertaking another first.
- 904. The first double-decker mercy killing.
- 905. No, no, no. No, no, no, no.
- 906. I took off the ten-second limit
so Daddy'll get a full hit of juice.
- 907. Should be enough to set him free.
- 908. You... however...
- 909. burrowed away inside there,
Mr. Haynes, you'll feel it all.
- 910. - Hey!
- All the pain.
- 911. - Fuck y—
- Every perfect little shot of it.
- 912. - Fuck you!
- I'm getting myself a souvenir, too.
- 913. No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
- 914. Hey, please, please. I...
- 915. Always on.
- 916. - Always suffering.
- Fuck! No, no, no.
- 917. Bye, Daddy.
- 918. - Monkey loves you.
- 919. How'd I do, Mom?
- 920. All good?
- 921. Just great, honey.
- 922. I'm proud of you.
- 923. Aw, thanks.