Lexx 2.16 The Web(written by Paul Donovan, Jeffrey Hirschfield)
(The Lexx flies through space. In the cryochamber, Xev
operates the cryopod controls. The cryopod opens, and Kai leans
XEV: Hello Kai
KAI: What brings you
XEV: I was having a dream that I wanted to share with
(She moves closer. Kai has his listening face
XEV: I was in my bed, sleeping, and then this - force, came into
KAI: What kind of force?
XEV: I'm not sure. It wasn't anything I
could see, only - feel. But it was a very powerful force. It wanted me to
submit, to give myself over to it completely
KAI: And did you?
XEV: No. I
was afraid to. But it was all around me, squeezing me, and making me feel -
KAI: And then?
XEV: And then -
STAN: And then -
appears in the cryochamber - he's hatless)
STAN: And then she came
in here to try to jump ya! - pointless as that is. There's only one powerful
force on this ship Xev, and you know where to find it
XEV: What do you want,
STAN: Two things
(He pushes his way back between Xev and
STAN: One - I wonder if anybody except me has given any thought
to the fact that the universe is just disappearing!
KAI: I do not give
anything any thought, when I am frozen
STAN: Ah. Xev?
XEV: I agree, we
should give it some thought. Second thing, Stan?
(He pushes forward between them again)
thing - I can't find my hat!
(The Lexx sails on, through a universe
where the stars are disappearing. Everyone is on the bridge. Xev sits on the
pedestal, while 790 displays star charts on the view screen)
Bessimer 22 - gone. Bessimer 37 - gone. Anko 1 to 9 - gone. Nermark 37 - gone.
Waffo 3 - gone
XEV: Stan, it's only a hat
790: Bessimer 7 -
gone. Lasak 1 - gone
STAN: It's not just a hat, I've been wearing this
uniform and that hat everyday for the past nine and a half years
1 and Kaykay 2- gone. Lhasa 10, 11, 14 and 17 - gone. The Thornak constellation
- gone. The entire P3 system - gone
STAN: And my hat - gone! OK? Enough,
enough, we get it
XEV: It's Mantrid, isn't it?
KAI: I believe that to be
STAN: I mean, Mantrid, I mean, and his drones, they can't eat up the
whole universe - can they?
790: At the present accelerating rate, in 31.29
days this universe will be gone
KAI: The mass of the universe will be
entirely converted into Mantrid drones, presumably controlled by Mantrid
STAN: Oh, well
(Stan gets up beside
STAN: That's just great, isn't it? We get to die and gets to be
the new Divine Shadow?
KAI: No. He will be - the whole
(Xev joins them)
KAI: Every object, all matter,
every particle will be converted into Mantrid drones
KAI: No. Even your body will become Mantrid drones
XEV: Can we
STAN: How? Well, we gotta get outta here
XEV: To where?
To the Dark Zone! Look, I mean, there's al kinds of places where the two
universes meet, and all we've gotta do is find one of those places and break
through like we did before
XEV: What do you think, Kai?
KAI: I think - we
have little time
STAN: OK, let's go
(Stan gets up on the pedestal,
activates the template. The Lexx sails on. Later - )
LEXX: I cannot
find the node, Stan
STAN: No! No, no
790: Face it, bone bag. This node is
XEV: A node isn't a thing, it's just a point in space. How can it be
790: For the node to exist it requires certain objects to exert exactly
balanced forces on its position, which does not happen if those objects are not
STAN: This can't be the last gate, there's gotta be
790: No. There are no more potential points of exit left into the Dark
Zone. We are stuck in the Light Universe
KAI: Mantrid has closed the door on
XEV: So there's really no escape?
KAI: Not that I know of
not hearing this, I'm not hearing this, I'm not hearing this, I'm not hearing
this, I'm not hearing this
(Stan puts his hands over his ears - then
has an idea)
STAN: The prophecy! The last of the Brunnen G destroys
the Divine Order, you're the last of the Brunnen G, Mantrid's part of the Divine
Order, so you're gonna kick his butt, right?
KAI: The Divine Order has been
destroyed, and Mantrid is not part of it
XEV: And all those dark patches out
there are just full of Mantrid drones, nothing else?
KAI: The dark patches
have been converted into Mantrid drones but they do not emit light, so they may
have moved to other locations. We cannot tell
STAN: So - it's hopeless. We
have nowhere to go
XEV: That's it? We just wait for him to finish off the
universe and us along with it?
KAI: So it would seem
away. Stan gets down from the pedestal and starts pointing at
STAN: This is your fault. You're the one that took us back to
Mantrid in the first place. It's your fault he got the insect essence and got to
be as powerful as that. And you're just gonna stand there and say we can't do
anything?! Well that's not good enough, pal! You're gonna help us
soon as he's said his piece, Stan seems to regret it, and walks back to the
KAI: At the precise centre of the universe, the point
where it was born, all things are subject to the greater uncertainty
XEV: The what?
KAI: The centre of the universe is uncertain in
its very essence
KAI: Meaning - it is uncertain what
happens there. No-one has ever travelled to the centre of the universe and
STAN: But - but there could be an exit into the Dark
Zone there, right?
KAI: People have travelled there in search of one
Yeah, and what?
KAI: They never returned
STAN: Well, that sounds totally
dangerous, why would we go there?
KAI: Because if you choose otherwise, your
fate appears t be - certain
STAN: Well, this is going from bad to worse,
XEV: No. It's going from bad to uncertain. Isn't that better than
STAN: Ha ha. I wouldn't count on it
(Stan activates the
template, and the Lexx heads for the centre of the universe. Behind it, dark
patches swallow up the stars)
(Xev is in the shower. She finishes, and
starts drying herself. Stan is nearby, crawling on his hands and knees,
searching for something. He gets up, which is when Xev notices
STAN: Oh! Xev
XEV: What are you doing
STAN: I'm looking for my hat, what do you think I'm doing?
Well, I don't think you'll find it in the shower
STAN: Oh, that's great. I'm
gonna die without my hat. I mean, we're all gonna die, but at least you guys
will be dressed
(He suddenly notices that Xev is only wearing a
STAN: Are you taking a shower?
XEV: What does it look
STAN: Well - actually, it looks pretty good
Turn around, please
STAN: Oh, yeah (he turns around) You know Xev, I
could be the last living man in this universe. I mean, if I'm not now, I soon
will be, right? So, er, you know, hmm?
XEV: The answer is no
come on Xev
XEV: It's not on Stan
STAN: Yes Lexx, I'm
coming! Look, Xev, I don't wanna play games with you anymore. This could be the
last chance for both of us
XEV: I know, but that doesn't change how I
STAN: Feelings? What, you're saving your feelings for a guy that doesn't
even feel anything at all? I mean, I have feelings, real human feelings. Now
just, just think about it Xev. In two days time we're gonna be at the centre of
the universe, where we're probably gonna die, and if we don't buy it there,
Mantrid gets us a few days later anyway. Look Xev, it's just me and you, we're
it, we're all that's left
XEV: Two days left?
all, yeah that's all
STAN: Not now Lexx!
XEV: We'll talk
again when it's down to one
(Stan looks at her)
Good. Agreed. Fine
(Stan walks onto the bridge - 790 is already
STAN: OK Lexx - what's up?
LEXX: I would like to change
LEXX: I see a web, Stan
STAN: A what?
LEXX: A big
LEXX: Straight ahead
(The view screen shows
space - with just a faint outline of a web)
STAN: Well I don't see
LEXX: My eyes can see it. I'm afraid of webs, Stanley. They could
have spiders on them
STAN: Lexx, Lexx, Lexx, Lexx, Lexx (he sits on
pedestal) You are much too big to be worried about spiders - and if you can
see so well, why don't you tell me where my hat is, all right?
LEXX: I would
like to turn away, Stanley
STAN: Not until somebody tells me where my hat
(Stan crosses his arms and starts sulking)
must turn Stanley, before it is too late
(A huge spider creature
becomes visible. It has too many legs, with a sort of webbing between them,
tentacles in the centre, and a spike. Stan gets up on the
STAN: Uh oh
790: Uh oh what? Uh oh what,
LEXX: I am going to hit the web, Stanley
(Xev and Kai
come onto the bridge)
790: Do something!
STAN: Lexx - turn
(The Lexx turns, but is hit by a tentacle. The bridge shakes,
and the crew stumble. The web closes around the Lexx, stabs it with the spike.
The crew are tossed around)
(Xev wakes up in her bed, looks
XEV: Stan? Kai? 790?
(She walks along a
passageway, looking for the others)
XEV: Kai? 790?
sees 790 on the floor - he's switched off. She picks him up and shakes
XEV: 790? 790, talk to me. 790!
(She hits him, and
790: Xev! Sweetness! Are you all right?
XEV: I'm fine
- I think
790: How did I get here?
XEV: Your guess is as good as mine. I
just woke up in my sleep chamber and I don't know how I got there either
I - I -
790: I've got a very bad feeling
onto the bridge. The view screen shows static)
Xev - I remember sounds, images. I don't know what they mean, but I know that
they are not good. I fear for you
XEV: Yeah, me too
(Xev and 790
go into the cryochamber. Kai's cryopod is open and empty)
(Xev goes into the galley)
XEV: Somebody -
(She tries another passageway)
XEV: Where are
(Next Xev tries a passageway near the toilet)
(She sees Stan slumped on the toilet)
Stan, wake up
(Xev puts 790 down and touches Stan's face, and notices
the black ooze from his ear and nose)
XEV: Stan - ew! What is that
790: Security guard slime
(Xev pulls Stan's arms around her
790: Don't touch him, Xev. Kill him
XEV: Be quiet 790,
I'm not in the mood
790: I'm serious Xev - not that I didn't mean it before,
but this time I really mean it. Something strange has happened to Tweedle. If he
lives you will be in great danger
XEV: And how do you know that?
a robot intuition thing
XEV: I've never heard of robot intuition
real, Xev. I really have it!
(Xev picks 790 up, and drags Stan
(Elsewhere, Kai is standing in a passageway, with web filaments
crystallised on his face)
(Stan is in a cryopod. Xev attaches cables to
his fingers so 790 can examine him)
790: There is
nothing wrong with him physically that I could determine, other than the obvious
fact that he is completely and utterly repulsive in every way. However -
790: His brain seems to be switched off. There is no sign of any
cognitive activity. Stanley Tweedle is effectively brain dead
XEV: Stan is
(She checks Stan's eyes)
790: Yes. Although his
body seems quite alive. I would like to point out that for Stanley Tweedle,
being brain dead is not a particularly significant change of state from
XEV: Keep at it 790. We have to find out what's wrong with him, and
you have to do your best
790: Where are you going?
XEV: To see what's
(Xev leaves the cryochamber)
Please Xev - stay with me, and stay alive
(Xev takes a moth and tries
to fly outside, but the orifice won't open)
XEV: Please Lexx, open!
I need to get out and see where we are
(She gives up, and goes back
to the cryochamber)
XEV: Learn anything?
Well, I don't know what else to do, so I'm going to try this
holds up two electrical cables)
790: Yes! Let's electrocute
XEV: It might do something
790: Oh, it will. A few thousand volts
will fry the rest of his nervous system and shut his decaying corpse down for
certain. I recommend it highly
XEV: Don't you feel anything for Stan?
Only utter contempt. All my positive feelings are reserved for you, bowl of
(Xev looks at the cables)
XEV: I don't want to
kill Stanley, I just want to jump-start his brain
790: It's a win-win
situation, Xev. Either Tweedle awakes and you're happy, or he dies and I'm
(Xev holds the cables near Stan's face. Electricity
790: Yes, that's it - let him have it!
790: It's just electrical interference. Don't stop
wakes up, oozing at the mouth, and tries to speak)
STAN: Cu -
(he falls back)
790: It's just random synapses firing. Ignore it and
give him the juice
XEV: No, he's trying to say something
STAN: Cu.. cor..
XEV: Stan, Stan, what are you saying?
STAN: Cu...cor.. Kai
Stan. Slowly. Take your time and tell me
STAN: Cu... Kai
XEV: Did you say
STAN: Cu cor Kai
790: Cut cord?
XEV: Cut cord to Kai?
XEV: Stanley - Stanley! Stan, I don't know where Kai is. Can you tell
STAN: Pa... sage. Passage
STAN: Main gang... gang...
ganglion. Parallel passage
XEV: I can't understand you
790: I can. He is
referring to a passage that runs parallel to the Lexx's primitive primary
STAN: Res, res, yes
(He seems to focus, leans
STAN: Hurry - it's killing us
XEV: What Stan, what is
killing us? Stanley, what's killing us, tell me!
slumps back into the cryopod, unconscious. Xev puts her head to his chest and
XEV: He's still breathing
(Xev and 790 are now in the passageway)
We should abort this mission, return to Tweedle and kill him without
XEV: You're not being helpful
790: Think about it, Xev! Tweedle, a
know nothing moron, first makes the unlikely observation that the Lexx's primary
ganglion is parallel to this passage, and then relays that information to us in
a state of apparent brain death! Don't you find that strange?
XEV: You always
790: It's a trick. A
XEV: Shh! Kai? Kai!
(She sees Kai by the wall, his
face covered with filaments)
(She puts 790
down and goes over to Kai)
790: Be careful Xev
XEV: Kai, what
happened to you? What is this thing?
790: No, don't touch him - he could be
XEV: What do you want me to do, leave him like this?
Always choose the robot over the dead man
XEV: OK, Stan said to - cut the
(Xev snaps the top part of the cord leading down to Kai's face.
Kai wakes up, pulls the filaments off his face and throws them onto the floor,
where they disintegrate)
KAI: How did I get here?
XEV: You tell
KAI: You do not know?
XEV: No. Stan told me where you were - actually,
he told me to find you and cut the cord
KAI: Where is
(When they return the cryochamber, Stan has just woken
STAN: Oh, Xev. Kai. Robot
(Xev starts removing various sensors from Stan)
Are you - OK?
STAN: Yes. I'm fine. How are you? (chuckles) How'd I
XEV: I dragged you here from the toilet
KAI: 790 said you were
790: And I stand by it
(Stan touches the ooze on his
STAN: Ugh! Somebody tell me what's going on
all move out into the passageway. Stan is stroking his hair in a distracted
XEV: So how did you know where Kai was?
XEV: Well, you directed us to him
STAN: I did what?
XEV: You told me to cut the cord, do you remember
STAN: Cut the what?
XEV: Let me understand this. None of us has any
memory of what happened, right?
KAI: The last thing I recall before you
revived me was standing on the bridge when we struck the anomaly
790: Darling - something is not right here. I intuit it with every
connection I possess
(They all head onto the bridge)
KAI: What about it?
(The view screen shows empty
XEV: It was totally blank. I tried to take a moth out to
check things outside, but the orifice wouldn't open
(Stan is on the
STAN: Lexx (his voice is - wrong) Where are
LEXX: We are one and a half day's journey from the centre of the
STAN: And what happened when we hit that big web
LEXX: I was caught in it for a while, but I was able to work my way
out, and I feel better now
STAN: Is that all?
LEXX: I - I feel much better
STAN: See? There
KAI: Ask the Lexx if he sustained any
(Stan doesn't look happy at this)
STAN: Lexx - did
you sustain any damage?
LEXX: No, Stan
KAI: Perhaps as we approach the
centre of the universe, the greater uncertainty principle is starting to take
STAN: Oh well, well that's just great
790: We're not there yet, so
it should not be affecting us. What is absolutely certain is that we are being
affected by the Tweedle incompetence principle
XEV: That's enough, 790
790: He stood there! All he had to do was turn the Lexx, and he just stood
there waiting for someone to find his stupid hat!
XEV: 790, that's enough
Stan abuse for now, and that's an order
STAN: I'm sorry
XEV: Forget it
(to Kai) So, if the greater uncertainty principle isn't what affected
us, then - what did?
(Kai takes 790 from Xev, and they leave the
(Later, in the cryochamber, Xev and Stan watch Kai probe 790 ,
who plays back garbled sounds from the scene on the bridge when they hit the
XEV: So why do you imagine 790 couldn't trigger his own short
term memory circuits?
KAI: Yet another mystery
(A strange sound
echoes in the cryochamber, like wind rushing, chittering)
STAN: I don't know what I was thinking
XEV: I said forget it,
790: Eyes. Playback, eyes
(Kai turns 790 around. 790's eyes
project an image of the web, of them being tossed around the bridge - then it
XEV: That's completely scary
STAN: So, what
(Later, all in the galley. Stan hands Xev a bowl of food. She
throws it to the ground, puts her head on her hand)
XEV: It's all
790: I agree
STAN: Look, it's only a day and a half until we
reach the centre of the universe, and I don't think that we should leave the
bridge unmanned until we get there, I mean, we gotta be prepared to act fast in
case anything else weird happens
XEV: Good idea
790: Don't listen to him.
He's proven that he's incapable of acting at all. And whatever's got us has
still got him. He can't be trusted
STAN: Give me a break, will ya!
Lay off, or I'll put you in storage
(Stan pats Xev's
STAN: Look - I'll take the first shift. I mean, I owe you that.
You go get yourself some sleep
XEV: Yeah, I'm actually pretty
(Xev hands Stan a bowl of food)
XEV: All right then
(Xev takes 790 and leaves.
Kai goes to follow)
STAN: Kai? What's on your mind?
on my mind is what's missing from it
STAN: Yeah, me too, I hear ya pal. You
know, I wouldn't have frozen up if I had my hat, I mean, didn't you ever freeze
up when you were alive?
(Xev is in
bed, sleeping, but still hears a noise. 790 wakes up)
790: Wake up!
Wake up, Xev
(Xev wakes with a start and sits up in
790: I heard a noise
XEV: What noise?
It was there, and when you woke up it disappeared. It sounded like a language -
a strange alien language I could not understand. I think it came from the
(Xev gets up)
790: Take me with
(On the bridge, Stan hears Xev approaching. He realises his nose
is oozing, so he gets down from the pedestal and runs into the other
XEV: Stanley. Stanley?
(Xev comes onto the
bridge. Stanley comes back from the other passage, wiping his
XEV: I thought you were going to stay on the
STAN: I was, until I heard that noise - scared the pants off
XEV: Yeah. I heard it too, and so did 790, that's why I came
STAN: Yeah. I think it came from up there
(Stan points to the
ceiling, high above the pedestal)
XEV: I don't know
been working on an idea. I got it from watching the dead guy with the robot.
(He points at the view screen, wipes his nose
STAN: Lexx - where am I now?
LEXX: On the bridge,
STAN: And what am I doing?
LEXX: Standing there with the
STAN: Right. Where did I come from?
LEXX: A passageway
LEXX: I can't remember
STAN: Well - sometimes he can't
remember, but - Lexx, show us, walking onto the bridge just now
LEXX: As you
(The view screen shows Stan and Xev walking onto the
STAN: OK Lexx. Now - show us what happened when you hit that
LEXX: As you command, Stan
(Xev watches the screen, which
just shows static)
STAN: He can do it, I mean, I know he
(Xev pats Stan's shoulder and walks away)
Lexx - one more time
(Later, everyone is on the bridge. Stan is on
the pedestal, looking smug)
STAN: Well, Lexx may not be very smart
but he gets there eventually - don't ya Lexx?
LEXX: I do as you command,
STAN: Thatta boy. Everybody ready?
(Stan gets down and joins
790: Cut the ceremony and get on with it Tweedle - and
don't think I'm falling for your little parlour game. I know you're both evil
and possessed by something beyond evil!
STAN: Yeah. OK Lexx - show us what
(The view screen plays back the image of them encountering
the web, up to the moment the spike stabbed into the Lexx. It shows Kai and Xev
being blown down passageways - then it goes blank)
STAN: And that's
when the Lexx went blank too
790: That doesn't tell us much. What about all
the things that happened after? Tweedle's directions to Kai, and the filaments
in Kai's face. This cut the cord business, and those strange noises I heard. The
only notion I accept in all this is that our captain can walk around when he's
brain dead. I'm not satisfied!
XEV: I think we are lucky to be still
KAI: Some of us
STAN: You know, much as I hate to admit it, I think
the robot may be right. It doesn't add up. So, what do you say we try to take
another look outside, yeah?
(They all get in a moth, and fly to the
STAN: Lexx, open up, can you hear me?
orifice stays shut. Stan grabs the joystick, turns the moth around. They go back
to the bridge, where the view screen now shows static)
XEV: Oh, I
don't understand this
STAN: Lexx - show us what you see
(But the view screen still shows static)
Stanley. When the Lexx sees something, what happens to it? I mean, the image
that appears on its eyes, where does it go?
STAN: There (points at
KAI: Lexx has many eyes
(They take a moth to a small
passage, full of pinkish formations, like stalagmites)
KAI: If I am
able to successfully attach 790 into one of these optic nerves we can perhaps
intercept a visual signal from the Lexx
(Kai sticks his hand through
a membrane, pulls out some nerves and connects them to 790. There is a sound
XEV: Must be the right one
(A breeze blows Xev
back against the wall)
XEV: What was that?
790: I don't know -
but the Lexx is not happy
KAI: Look into 790's eye screens
screens show filaments over the eyes)
STAN: Is that what the Lexx is
KAI: Out of this particular eye, yes. Clearly the Lexx never broke
free of the web. It's controlling him
STAN: Maybe it's alive or
KAI: It's smart. I'd say it almost got us, but it was interrupted
XEV: So, why isn't it controlling us?
790: Clearly it is -
Tweedle at least. Kill him immediately, Kai
STAN: Maybe, when whatever it is
got into Kai, it got screwed up or something
XEV: Because Kai turned out to
KAI: And it had an adverse reaction to my non-living state, so it
couldn't properly function again until the cord connecting it with me was
XEV: And it must have controlled you Stan, at least for a while.
That's why you knew where Kai was
STAN: Yeah, probably. I mean, I wasn't in
control of myself
KAI: This thing seems to need a direct connection to the
web. It must have a line right into Lexx's brain
XEV: Just like it tried to
get with you Kai - and with you
(Xev looks at Stan. The breeze blows
KAI: Lexx's brain is nestled above the bridge. That is where
we will locate whatever is controlling him
(The crew fly the moth
back towards the bridge)
STAN: This is no ordinary beast, that's for
sure. I mean, faking images, and using Lexx's voice, and that projection - I
thought I was getting some answers, I was just being manipulated!
all being manipulated
790: We still are - by Tweedle
XEV: Oh, give us a
break 790, OK?
STAN: Oh, it's clever. It's very very clever
all walk onto the bridge)
KAI: It must be somewhere up
STAN: We'll never see it in that mess
(They all look up at
XEV: I see it. It's there (she points) Cut the
(The huge spider thing tries to hide in the shadows above
the pedestal, but Kai fires his brace. Stan pulls Xev down into the well beside
him, so she's not squashed by the creature as it falls to the
STAN: Are you OK?
XEV: Yeah. Stan, try again
XEV: Tell the Lexx to fire
(Stan gets up on the
pedestal, activates the template - the view screen is now showing the
LEXX: Yes, Stanley?
STAN: Fire, Lexx! Break
out of the web, now!
(The Lexx powers up, blasts. Bits of the web's
tentacles break off in smoking chunks. Stan sways, and gets down from the
STAN: Way to go, Lexx!
(The Lexx flies away, as
the web explodes in flames)
(Later. Xev and Kai are in the
XEV: So, if anything can happen at the centre of the
universe, maybe there's even a chance that you could come back to life
KAI: Perhaps that would be possible - or perhaps impossible. It is
unknowable. I suspect you are more likely to find death, than I am to find
KAI: Life is a harder state to achieve than death
Let's just say that we get there. I survive and you become alive. Would you -
KAI: I do not know. I would have to be alive to think that way,
and I am not alive
XEV: OK - but if you did become alive again, and if you
were thinking and feeling like a living person again, would you then - welcome
KAI: I do not know
(Xev turns away from him, then turns
XEV: Did anyone ever tell you that you are the most
frustrating man alive - I mean, not alive?
XEV: You are. And if
the universe is really coming to the end, then maybe I should just - let Stanley
KAI: Stanley would welcome the opportunity
(Xev nods, and
walks away. Kai just stands there)
(On the bridge. Xev sits on the
pedestal, sees something underneath, pulls it out - it's Stan's
XEV: 790? You were on the floor. You could have seen it
I had no interest in seeing it, woman who commands all of my attention. Tweedle
deserved no assistance from me
(In the cryochamber. Kai gets into his
cryopod, Stan operates the controls)
STAN: Night Kai
(The cryopod closes)
(On the bridge, Xev
watches the stars on the view screen)
XEV: How long now until we
reach the centre of the universe?
790: 1 day, 2 hours, 13 minutes and 11
seconds, love pumpkin
XEV: I'm kind of tired myself. I think - I'll lie down
for a while
790: I will be your pillow
XEV: No you won't. You will keep
watch for me
(Xev picks 790 up, puts him on the
790: Xev darling, please! My robot intuition is acting up
again, and I don't like what it's telling me!
(Xev goes into Stan's
bedchamber - he's asleep)
STAN: Oh! Xev, what are you
XEV: Oh, you know -
STAN: What's wrong?
XEV: I'm just
afraid of what might happen when we get to the centre of the universe
So am I
XEV: Maybe there's another option for us
STAN: I wish there was. I
can't see it. It's scary
(Stan sits up)
XEV: We'll find a
way out of this, won't we? Right?
STAN: Yes. Yes we will. If anyone can do
it, it's us
(Xev turns away)
STAN: Is there something
else you wanted to talk about?
(Xev looks at him)
Well, it's only one day now until we reach the centre
STAN: That, that it
XEV: And -
XEV: And I thought you might like me to
STAN: To what?
XEV: Give it to you
(She smiles. Stan
chuckles, and sits up straighter)
XEV: After all, it means so much
to you, and I wouldn't want you to go without it, seeing how there's only so
STAN: So little time. So little time
(Stan closes his
eyes, puckers up - )
(On the bridge, 790 screams. The sound echoes all
the way to the cryochamber)
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© LEXX - LIGHT ZONE 2005 HELEN & Trulyalyana