1 - The Walls Between Us

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    [b]Part 1:[/b]
    Nicholas Tink graduates from Westport Military Academy. Rising tensions outside the walls bubble to the surface, while unbeknownst to anyone in Westport, a new darkness is set loose.

    [b]Part 2:[/b]
    Westport is shaken by a devastating attack. Nicholas receives an unexpected gift from his past that puts his Guardian skills to the test.

    [b]Part 1:[/b]
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    The episode opens up with a man named Alvin supervising a tunneling project managed by the Followers that is searching for Ink's old lair. He states the Followers have already found a piece of KODI when Judd, one of the workers, tells Alvin they found something. Alvin and Judd leave to investigate. Judd says they found some wood chunks that appear to be man-made. Alvin is intrigued but Judd first requires a down payment in "Stardust". Alvin reluctantly gives him his drugs and follows Judd to the location of the wood chunks. Alvin gets upset that no one is devout to the cause anymore. Another worker named Shelly runs up to them and Alvin and Judd make remarks about her strong beliefs in the cause. Shelly tells them she overheard their conversation and is ecstatic to hear they found something. She wants to see the thing they discovered but Alvin reminds her she doesn't even know what it is. Shelly is stubborn and Alvin allows her to come along. They enter the dig site and reach the location. Judd reveals they found wood fragments and a sword with not a lot of damage. Shelly is over the moon and reveals its the katana that cut down Ink. She begins to run off and both Alvin and Judd berate her. Shelly says she won't drop the sword but Judd says he's more worried about her running into something as he's not sure if the tunnel walls will hold. Alvin responds that he is sure what the Infected built will hold. Shelly and Alvin are amazed by their handiwork and Alvin comments that they can mix their own version of cement with their saliva. Alvin says he saw a "river runner" tribe 6 generations deep building structures above ground, like dams. Judd is unimpressed about the way Alvin refers to them but Alvin remarks that it's better to think of them as a completely different species now. He says that the Infected have come so much farther than the humans and wonders how remarkable they'd be if Ink had lived. Shelly is amazed that she is holding the sword that struck down the "greatest Infected of all time" but Alvin reminds her that all artifacts will be going to The Director and tells her not to get too attached. Judd is concerned about someone from Westport showing up and discovering them but Alvin reassures him they won't be found since the area around The Arena is off-limits, even to them. Judd points out the Infected's protection symbol somewhere in the tunnel and Alvin sarcastically laments that it's a shame it doesn't work like it used to. He states that the Infected have grown resilient to it's control over the years. Judd says the symbol died with Ink and Alvin responds with a maybe. Suddenly, someone calls out to them and they rush over. One of the workers is drilling something out of the rubble but Alvin tells him to stop and that he'll do it. He tells Shelly to back up and starts drilling. Ink's desk is revealed and Shelly is awed. Alvin and Shelly realize Ink's notes must be inside. Judd is skeptical about how important notes are but Alvin says that usable information is immeasurable. Alvin compares the desk to the still photos taken from KODI's recording and they match up. They are delighted to have found Ink's work and play the DVD of KODI's feed back to see the tunnels again. Judd remarks how just one man took down their "savior". Alvin tells them that Ink knew his species' purpose as he was creating advanced versions of Infected long before it natural occurred. Judd says that he still died but Alvin says it doesn't mean his work died with him. Someone calls out to Judd and the others follow. There is a sound of drilling and suddenly Ink's notes are revealed. Alvin and Shelly are elated as they go through the papers. Shelly tries to read one of the pages but has a hard time deciphering Ink's writing. Alvin tells her it may take time to figure out what his words mean and for now to just pack them up and get them ready to leave. Shelly suddenly gets up and calls out to someone. Judd follows her and they meet a digger who says he hit an air pocket. He tells them some of the tunnel never even collapsed. Someone notices some Infected and Shelly says to get the assault team to secure the tunnel entrance. The worker asks if he needs to stay and Shelly asks him if he has a weapon, which he does. Alvin appears and tells them he has someone freeing the rest of Ink's notes and asks what they found but Shelly tells him to get the diggers and the katana out of the tunnels right away. Shelly hears noises beyond the wall and asks what it is. She tells everyone nearby to cover the hole and the worker from before says he thinks he sees something. A flashback of Saul appears as he tells Michael and Victor about "something else" coming up from below. Alvin starts to put the pieces together and realizes what's happening. He tells everyone that they need to get out of the tunnels right away. Shelly catches on and says she would be blessed to see Ink's creation but Alvin tells her she may not live that long. Everyone starts hurrying out of the tunnels but Shelly wants to see the Third Kind. Alvin again reminds her it will still kill you regardless. There is suddenly a motion made towards one of the workers who is silenced. The remaining people in the tunnel realize Ink's Infected have reached them. Shelly tells the others to run as she would be honored to hold the line. Nobody is able to see the Infected but Shelly swears she saw it. She describes it as having skin as black as coal. The Infected appears to speak an incoherent word and is heard by Shelly who tells the assault teams to collapse the tunnel supports. Everyone panics and flees the site as the Infected chases them down. They realize the Infected are in the walls and an even larger panic ensues. Gunshots go off and people run as the sounds of others are silenced by the Infected. Alvin tries to radio Shelly telling her to go but someone tells him to save himself. They flee into an alleyway where more people are lost by the pursuing Infected. Alvin reaches a truck and tries to start it up to escape. He suddenly spots Shelly and apologizes to her for everything. He asks her if she's bit and she tells him no. He tells her to get in the truck and asks her if anyone else made it. She tells him no. Shelly suddenly screams out as she sees an Infected. The truck crashes and Alvin starts calling out to Shelly. Shelly mutters the word "coal" over and over when she is suddenly silenced by the Infected. Alvin tries to ready himself to fight it but is unable to. The Infected laughs and Alvin uses the katana to try and swing at it. The Infected disappears and is heard off in the distance walking away. Alvin rests and thinks to himself "what have we done?" as the Infected marches off.
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    Distant voices and shuffling is heard as a man named Alvin tells someone over the phone that they found the correct tunnel and recovered a piece of KODI. The "Followers" are searching for Ink's old lair. Another man named Judd leads Alvin away to check out something else that was found, but requests a downpayment in "Stardust" first. Alvin laments Judd isn't more dedicated to the cause, and on cue, a very devout woman named Shelly rushes over. She becomes giddy hearing the Followers may have found something. Shelly wants to see it for herself and persists despite Alvin's complaints. Judd leads them into the dig site and shows them a katana that was recovered within the dirt. Shelly recognizes it as the same one that cut Ink down. She takes off with the katana and Judd is worried about her hitting something and disrupting the tunnel, but Alvin is sure the tunnels will hold and begins to marvel at the work of the Infected while sharing some facts about them.

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    The intro plays as the scene shifts to Westport. Nicholas Tink and his girlfriend Lisa are relaxing somewhere in the city.
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    Judd scoffs at how Alvin and Shelly see the Infected as a different species, but Alvin believes they should differentiate them now as the Infected have come so far while humans remain the same. Shelly feels a sense of pride holding the weapon that killed the greatest Infected, but Alvin cuts her off, reminding her that all artifacts will be sent to The Director and that they are only there for one reason. Judd gets nervous about anyone from Westport showing up but Alvin reassures him that won't happen. Judd then notices the old Protection symbol, and Alvin half sarcastically laments that it doesn't work like it used to on the Infected.

    A man drilling something in the background calls out to the group. Shelly ecstatically rushes over and Alvin comes over to relieve the driller from his job. They start drilling into what seems to be Ink's desk. Shelly is unsure what they're looking for inside the desk, and Alvin tells her about his notes. Judd is annoyed by the seemingly worthless reward in such a high risk operation but he is reminded that information is immeasurably valuable. He compares the desk to photos of Ink's desk in KODI's recording and tells Judd that KODI's low resolution feed is how they knew where to look to find Ink's lost notes. He then asks for the DVD to be played back. Saul Tink slices down Ink in the playback and Judd snickers at how easily their "savior" fell. Alvin and Shelly are still steadfast in their belief that Ink saw a higher purpose for Infected and refuse to have their spirit brought down.

    One of the other diggers calls to Judd. They manage to get Ink's desk open and his notes are freed for Alvin and Shelly to take. They become elated with excitement as they pour over the many documents written in barely legible and/or understandable writing. Alvin orders all of the notes to be placed into his suitcase. Shelly walks off with Judd to take a look at one of the other workers who seems to have a concern. With a bit of tension in his voice, he tells them that they hit an air pocket -- meaning some of the tunnel never collapsed. The tunnel leads even further down into the Earth.

    Just then, one of the guards alerts them to an Infected nearby. Shelly orders the assault team to secure the tunnel entrance. Alvin joins Judd, Shelly, and the other digger, although, he is very confused about the situation. Shelly hands him the katana and tells him to get the diggers out of the tunnel. The noise of a nearby Infected swells up and cuts through the silence as Shelly and the others stand in fear and curiosity. Alvin realizes something else, and a flashback ensues with Saul warning Michael and Victor about the "Third Kind". Alvin makes the connection, and something very big begins to awaken.

    Shelly insists to stay behind but both Alvin and Judd are firmly against it. Shelly continues to persist to see Ink's creation, and Alvin gets fed up with her. Suddenly, something large makes a move nearby the three of them and the sound of one of the other workers disappears. Alvin tries to convince Shelly once again to leave, but Shelly is firm and demands she hold the front line. One of the other workers comes up to the group and tells them that he couldn't see the big Infected. Shelly did, however, and says that it had pitch black skin as dark as coal.

    The big zombie seems to speak for a moment and suddenly Shelly gains momentum and races out of the tunnels with the rest of the Followers. Panic ensues as the pitch black zombie "Coal" tears havoc through them. Gunfire goes off in all directions as an attempt is made to collapse the tunnel supports while still countering Coal. Judd and Alvin sprint out of harm's way as fast as possible with Coal close behind them. Judd is grabbed and Alvin makes it away with the katana and suitcase of Ink's notes still in hand. He gets inside one of the trucks, hurrying as fast as possible with Coal nowhere to be seen now. He drives as fast as he can away from dig site, when suddenly he slams on the brakes.

    He sees Shelly in his path. He quickly jumps out and helps tend to her, but his efforts are futile as Coal appears in his path and causes an accident. Shelly is taken by Coal and Alvin is left sitting on his own next to the truck. He desperately reaches for the katana as Coal slowly approaches and laughs. Alvin grabs the sword and swings it at Coal, standing his ground against the Infected beast. Coal changes direction and decides to leave as Alvin tries to figure out where it went. As he slowly realizes what has happened, he sits on the ground with the katana and the suitcase of notes and guilts himself for everything that just took place in the tunnels.



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