s3e05 – runtime error

Episodes Season 3

INT. E CORP – ELEVATOR – DAY #3.05.01#

Elliot and Angela stand in the moving elevator watching the TV monitor.

GERMAN BUSINESSMAN

Aller Anfang ist schwer. Anfang ist anfang.

The elevator doors open and close.

One, two, three four One, two, three, four, five, six. One, two, three, four Five, six, seven, eight.

TV

...To relay to the Syrian President. But Putin’s stance is that it would be a mistake to abandon the current government. Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council has gathered today for a much talked about vote, the People’s Republic of China’s proposed annexation of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As the world awaits the result of the vote, many questions are being raised: What does it mean for the relationships between world superpowers and impoverished nations?

One, two, three, four Five, six, seven, eight

The phone in Elliot’s pocket vibrates. Suddenly Angela is in the elevator too.

ANGELA

Elliot? Isn’t that your phone?

ELLIOT

Is it?

Bzzzz

ANGELA

Are you okay?

ELLIOT

Yeah, I’m fine.

(into phone)

Hello?

DARLENE (V.O.)

Finally, I’ve been trying to reach you all weekend. Are you at work?

ELLIOT

Yeah.

DARLENE (V.O)

Don’t go anywhere. We need to talk, in person. Meet me downstairs. I’ll be there in ten. Okay? It’s it’s important.

ANGELA

Is everything okay?

ELLIOT

Everything’s fine.

The elevator door opens.

ANGELA

Hey we should grab lunch later.

Elliot exits the elevator and walks onto the...

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INT. E CORP – 43RD FLOOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.02#

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Something isn’t right. Like something slipped away from me. What is it? I can’t put my finger on it. What am I even doing here? I’m arriving at work. I’m walking toward my cubicle. I’m just on autopilot, running my routine. Did my daily program crash? When code runs, it should run straight through without interruption, until all of its tasks have been completed. Unless something goes wrong. A runtime error. Sometimes, corrupted memory can lead to one. Is that what’s happening to me right now? A runtime error?

SAMAR

Yo, what up, E? I barely made it past those protesters this morning. I mean, the natives are getting restless. This shit’s crazy AF, right?

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Is it?

SAMAR

Hey, uh, so I had a piece of tang this weekend you are not gonna believe, dude. I was unlocking achievements Saturday night that went all the way through to Sunday morning. I even impressed myself.

ELLIOT

Every morning starts like this, graphic sex talk. Thankfully, I’m able to tune most of it out. When people talk like this, they’re either insecure, or they’re full of shame. Which one do you think it is?

SAMAR

I, uh... Sorry.

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Shit. That was meant for you. I’m really off today.

SAMAR

Uh

(sighs)

I mean Jesus, Elliot, I, um You know what, man? Fuck you. I’m just trying to brighten up your day with my dope-ass anecdotes, but if you don’t appreciate it, I can just sit here in silence.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Really? Is this gonna end up being a beautiful accident?

SAMAR

Mm, no no, I’m I’m sorry, bro. I shouldn’t have said that.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Spoke too soon.

SAMAR

I’m bigger than this, man, and, in a way, what you just said actually helps me, ’cause I’ve always wondered if people here thought I was just trying to get attention, but I was like, “Nah.” But I should’ve started the day off by asking what you did this weekend.

ELLIOT (V.O)

He does raise a good question. What did I do this weekend?

SAMAR

Instead I’m always just rambling around some bullshit. But you know what, I’m gonna drop some truth on you, dude. Since we’re opening up here, I, uh I’ve only ever gotten laid twice. Okay, actually, it was 1 1/2 times, but the first time, it was It was one of those high-end escorts, dude, a courtesan. I saw her at the Plaza Hotel And actually, she saw me, dude. She totally was hitting on me. It cost me, like, two weeks’ pay.

The VP of Technology walks by.

ELLIOT (V.O.)

Oh, I know what I did this weekend. I rehearsed my proposal. I have a big meeting with the VP of Technology.

SAMAR

I’ve actually never had penetration, dude. I’ve never penetrated. I just I--

(sighs)

I went to one of those rub and tugs...

ELLIOT (V.O)

No, wait, I already had that meeting. That was last week. What happened this past weekend?

SAMAR

I just kept thinking she was one of those girls that got kidnapped and was forced to do it. I was, like, thinking of her family the whole Hey, dude, thanks for letting me confide in you. Uh, just don’t tell any of the guys about this. Cool?

ELLIOT (V.O)

It’s hard what he just did. Opening up face-to-face, which is why I probably talk to you.

He opens webmail.ecorp.com

ELLIOT (V.O)

Why is my account locked out?

He dials his phone.

PHONE

E Corp Help Desk.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Hey, I got locked out of my account. Can you do a password reset for me?

PHONE

Can I have your employee number?

ELLIOT

072391

PHONE

Please hold.

ELLIOT (V.O)

My work email is prompting me for a password. Did someone try to get on the domain as me too many times? Or has E Corp locked me out? Did they discover my shipping hack? I need to check my monitoring server.

ELLIOT

Hey, Samar Samar, I got locked out. Can I hop on your machine to check something real quick?

SAMAR

Yeah, yeah, yeah, sure, go for it.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Is this that bad feeling I have looming over me? Is this why today doesn’t feel right?

Elliot checks kibana.com.

ELLIOT (V.O)

An update failure. No, this can’t be happening.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Maybe something’s wrong with my dashboard. I need to check the full log.

He types a few commands on the keyboard.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Shit. This morning at 6:07 a.m., the Dark Army tried to run Stage 2. My patch stopped them, but it doesn’t change the fact they’re trying to blow up the downtown building today.

SAMAR

Damn, dude, Bobbi from HR is rolling up with Security. Wonder who they’re axing.

PHONE

Mr. Alderson, thank you for waiting. I looked into this. It looks like we cannot restore your account at this time. Is there anything else I can...

Elliot takes off the phone headset.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Samar is right. HR is firing someone. Me. Fuck I can’t leave the building until I get back on a machine and figure out how they’re planning on getting around my patch.

ELLIOT

Samar, I need you to distract them for me.

SAMAR

Wait, what?

ELLIOT (V.O)

Help me figure this out. Do not leave me. Stay focused.

SAMAR

Excuse me, I had a question for you

HR

We’re looking for Elliot Alderson. Do you know where he is?

SAMAR

Oh, yeah, yeah, he’s on floor 11. You know, they have the best bathrooms, and he likes to take his morning dump around this time.

HR

Samar, you need to be serious right now. We have talked about these micro-aggressions of yours.

SAMAR

I am being serious. He told me he was crowning his whole commute. He was just here.

HR

We need eyes on Elliot Alderson.

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INT. E CORP – 43RD FLOOR – ELEVATOR BANK – CONTINUOUS #3.05.03#

JANET

Elliot, I didn’t know if you’d be here.

ELLIOT

Janet, I--

JANET

Great news on your proposal. Starting with the Southwest region this week, all paper records will be digitized locally. I tried to find you on Friday. I you weren’t in. I wanted to congratulate you in person. Before we know it, the database--

ELLIOT (V.O)

Did you hear what she said? I wasn’t in Friday. Where was I? When did my program halt? Why can’t I remember? Wait

ELLIOT

Mr. Robot

JANET

Mr. what?

ELLIOT

What day is it today?

JANET

You know it’s gonna be a long week if you gotta ask on a Monday. Is everything all right?

ELLIOT

Janet, I can’t talk right now. There’s an I.T. emergency on 29.

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INT. E CORP – STAIRWELL F – CONTINUOUS #3.05.04#

Elliot pauses for a moment in the stairwell between 43 and 44.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Last thing I remember was the E Corp party. That was four days ago. Did Mr. Robot really take over for that long?

ELLIOT (V.O)

Don’t look up. Security cameras.

ELLIOT (V.O)

That’s right. Darlene. I remember now. She was supposed to follow me him. You know what I fucking mean. She must’ve seen Mr. Robot.

He dials his phone.

ELLIOT

Darlene--

DARLENE

I can barely hear you. It’s a madhouse down here. You were gone all weekend. You left Flipper alone. I had to give him to your landlord.

ELLIOT

Listen to me. Did you follow me? Did you see him?

DARLENE

Okay, just come downstairs.

ELLIOT

I’m getting fired. I can’t leave until I’ve--

The door to 43 opens. Security.

SECURITY

Ma’am. Check the stairway.

HR

Elliot? Elli--

SECURITY

I’m going to get him.

Elliot almost reaches the door to the 44th floor when it busts open.

Elliot heads down to 43.

Dude on phone.

DUDE ON PHONE

All I know is it’s been six fucking weeks, and I haven’t had a weekend with my son.

Realizing phone dude is no threat, Elliot ascends again to 44.

DUDE ON PHONE

I did trade the car. I’m taking the subway. So what? I’m picking him up from school today.

His fob doesn’t trigger the security lock on the door.

ELLIOT (V.O)

They cut my access privileges.

DUDE ON PHONE

I completely disagree. I think he definitely loves me. Are you gonna really get into that right now? That was one time I told him I hated him.

He successfully gets the door open.

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INT. E CORP – 44TH FLOOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.05#

ELLIOT (V.O)

I’m going to attract attention. I have to remain calm. Take deep breaths.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Be cool. Don’t panic. Slow everything way down.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Blend in. Look bored, broken. Get a blank office stare on my face. This is how they do it, isn’t it? How they’re able to watch the world fall apart around them? Because to them, this is normal. It’s all they know. Maybe I can learn from them. I wish I could see myself through your eyes. Don’t you wish you could see yourself through mine? As we step through our code, line by line, debugging it to find the cause of our runtime error. What am I doing? I’m still attracting attention. I’ll still get caught, and it’ll be painfully slow to watch. This isn’t gonna work.

ELLIOT (V.O)

We need to find an open space, a network jack.

ELLIOT (V.O)

God damn it, it’s the start of the work week. Monday morning attendance: All of the conference rooms are booked, and all of the cubicles are full. I’ll have to get someone off their work station. Here She’s the perfect candidate.

Edie sniffs white out at her desk.

ELLIOT

Hi, Edie, I’m Henry from I.T.

EDIE

Hello.

ELLIOT

We’ve detected you using some unauthorized remote access software to connect to your computer work station from home.

EDIE

Oh, my. That can’t be true.

ELLIOT

Don’t worry, I’m just gonna take a look at your machine and perform an assessment to make sure you don’t have an unauthorized desktop sharing service installed.

EDIE

Well, I’m gonna have to contest that. I’ve hardened my install further than the standard configuration, including a restrictive host base firewall rule set, and whitelisting to block unauthorized apps from running.

ELLIOT (V.O)

I might’ve chosen the wrong candidate.

EDIE

I think I know your culprit, though. Fred over there uses GoToMyPC all the time. Let me introduce you.

EDIE

Fred You loused it up again.

ELLIOT

Hi, Fred. Henry from I.T.

FRED

Are you serious? You gotta take a look at my machine now? I just got in.

ELLIOT

Listen, I just need it for 15 minutes.

FRED

I’m I’m backlogged here, man. I got my supervisors giving me deadlines.

ELLIOT

This isn’t a matter of debate.

FRED

Whatever. I’ll be in the break room.

Elliot logs onto the E Corp Portal. A headline reads NASA Claims Evidence of Water on Mars.

Elliot logs into kibana via 192.251.68.232:5601/app/kibana#/dashboard/Priority-Host-Monitoring

ELLIOT (V.O)

Log data from the Dark Army’s back-doored machine.

The E Corp USA Directory is opened in a new tab.

ELLIOT (V.O)

They’re using this guy’s account: Frank Bowman. He’s a member of the code signing architecture team. This is what they’re doing. They wanna sign their own firmware and bypass my patch. If they do that, they’ll blow up the downtown recovery building. My only chance to stop it is to get to the hardware security modules, the HSMs. They’re on the 23rd floor.

Security closes in on Elliot.

STAFF

No, I haven’t seen him.

HR

Did he just come in?

Elliot jumps into a conference room.

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INT. E CORP – 44TH FLOOR – MEETING ROOM 44 12C – CONTINUOUS #3.05.06#

SEAN

Hi. How are you?

ELLIOT

One sec, I’m just finishing up an email.

SEAN

I think that you’re in the wrong--

ELLIOT

Almost finished.

SEAN

All right

ELLIOT

Excuse me, very important memo. We should get started.

SEAN

I think you’re in the wrong room.

ELLIOT

I’m sorry, you are?

SEAN

Sean, head of Sales.

ELLIOT

Sean. Of course. Dave Kennedy. I work with Craig on the Q4 push. I had longer hair then.

SEAN

Listen, we’re on a deadline. We don’t have time for this. You are in the wrong room.

ELLIOT

Well, maybe there’s been some confusion, either on your end or mine. What room did you say this was?

SEAN

44, 12C

ELLIOT

You know, I think that’s my room.

SEAN

No.

ELLIOT

All right, let me check my calendar. Service has been spotty all morning. All right, here it is. Ah, you’re right, so embarrassing. Uh, I’m not supposed to be on 44, 12C. Yeah, I’m down one floor, 43, 12C.

ELLIOT

I should’ve known. We always have chocolate donuts too.

SEAN

Oh, Jesus Christ, you have wasted enough of our time already. We need to get started.

ELLIOT

You know, Sean, sometimes I get a lot like you, where you have a lot of anxiety, because of a deadline, you know, where you feel pressure, because something has to get done. And then, all of these damn little unknown variables keep popping up. And when you find yourself at the center of one of those storms, man, you just gotta breathe. Just let go.

(intensely)

Get it done.

Elliot exits the meeting room.

He enters the elevator on the 44th and it’s heading to the lobby.

SECURITY

Mr. Alderson! Mr. Alderson! Hey, stop! Mr. Alderson, stop! St--

Elliot escapes into the elevator. The sign reads 44.

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INT. E CORP – ELEVATOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.07#

ELLIOT (V.O)

Shit, I’m going through the lobby. Security will force me out. What should I do? What would you do? That’s right, you never answer me. Is this why I created Mr. Robot? To help me get out of situations like this? At least he interacts with me. If Mr. Robot was here, what would he do?

MR. ROBOT

First thing he’d tell you is to stop talking to your imaginary friend. You’re not really him, though.

ELLIOT

Would you stop trying to be so technical about everything?

MR. ROBOT

You know if he were here, he’d tell you exactly what he told you when he said to walk away from Vera. This is a zero-sum game. Accept the truth. That building is going to blow up, and there’s not a damn thing you can do to stop it.

ELLIOT

I’ll find a way to destroy the HSMs. Once I do that, there’ll be no way for the Dark Army to run Stage 2.

MR. ROBOT

How are you gonna do that, huh? You’re about to be kicked out, Einstein. So the real question is, can you get to the HSMs before they do?

ELLIOT

All I need to do is get to the ground floor. Once I’m there, I’ll find a way to get back in.

MR. ROBOT

With the security they have?

ELLIOT

I’ll tailgate someone.

MR. ROBOT

Hate to see it, kiddo, but you’d have better luck tailgating the parking lot at a Yo-Yo Ma concert. They got all their peepers peeled for you.

ELLIOT

I know my way around.

MR. ROBOT

Even if you do get up there, you got Bobbi and her Keystone Cops looking for you. You’ll never get away with that. And while you’re busy spinning your wheels, trying to prove that piece of wisdom wrong, the recovery building’s going to explode, and the people inside right along with it.

ELLIOT

He’s right. I need to worry about the people in the building, not the HSMs. But there is no he. That was just my imagination.

ELLIOT

We haven’t seen each other in months. We’ve been battling each other in our own voids. But at least now I know my next move.

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INT. E CORP – LOBBY LEVEL – CONTINUOUS #3.05.08#

Elliot exits the elevator and heads through the lobby to the front doors.

SECURITY

Elliot Alderson, we’ve been instructed to escort you off the premises.

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EXT. E CORP PLAZA – CONTINUOUS #3.05.09#

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

Elliot dials a number on his phone.

PHONE (V.O)

E Corp Recovery Center. How may I direct your call?

ELLIOT

Listen, there’s gonna be a buildup of hydrogen in the data center.

PHONE (V.O)

Sir, I’m having trouble hearing you. Would you like me to connect you--

ELLIOT

You’ve gotta get everyone out of the building now. A spark will ignite the hydrogen and bring the whole place down. Have someone look at the battery room for your UPS devices.

PHONE (V.O)

Sir, UPS? We use E Shipping for our freight services here. Would you like me to transfer you to the warehouse?

ELLIOT

There’s a fucking bomb in your building. Clear everyone out now.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Hopefully that gives everyone enough time to get out. Now all I need to do is find a way to

DARLENE

Elliot!

ELLIOT

You’ve gotta help me get back inside.

DARLENE

I have to tell you something.

ELLIOT

There’s a code signing machine on 23. We have to find a way to--

DARLENE

I’m working with the FBI.

DARLENE

After Cisco, when the FBI questioned me, they did more than that. They had everything laid out on this board: Us, Angela, Trenton, Mobley, everyone. They had been following our every move for months. They knew everything. And Tyrell, they think he’s at the center of it all.

ELLIOT

Wait wait a minute. Back up.

ELLIOT

This this has been going on since Cisco? You’ve been working with them? The FBI? Why didn’t you tell me?

DARLENE

I made a deal for us. All they want is Tyrell.

ELLIOT

What? What deal? Is that why you hacked me? For them? What’s going on? Are you wearing a fucking wire right now?

DARLENE

No. No, they don’t even know that I’m here. Elliot, I’m telling you the truth.

ELLIOT

The truth? The truth? You’ve been working with the FBI behind my back? You’ve been spying on me?

ELLIOT (V.O)

Am I to blame for this? Not telling her how much I miss Mr. Robot? How a part of me may have let all of this happen?

DARLENE

The other night, I followed you like you asked me to. He snuck out of the apartment around 2:00 a.m. and met up with Angela. She knew it was him. I think the two of them have been working with--

ELLIOT

Tyrell.

ELLIOT (V.O.)

That’s it. My runtime error.

ELLIOT

I saw her. And him. I was standing in a room and they were together.

ELLIOT (V.O)

Angela is the one behind this. I gotta stop her.

DARLENE

Angela’s been betraying you?

ELLIOT

So have you. You kept this from me. You’ve been trying to play me this whole fucking time?

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EXT. E CORP PLAZA – LIVE NEWS BROADCAST – CONTINUOUS #3.05.10#

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

WNYC TV FIELD DIRECTOR

Four, three, two, one We are live.

CNN LIVE TV FIELD DIRECTOR

Okay, we’ve live in five, four, three...

NEWS ANCHOR

Thanks, Jack. I’m here outside E Corp headquarters, and while it’s typical to see daily protesters, it’s unusual for the crowd to be this size and this vocal. An NYPD official told me they’re taking the situation very seriously, and sending in additional units for crowd control. What’s less clear is why today. With an all-time high unemployment rate of 26::percent::, giving many citizens something to march about, most of the protesters I spoke with did give me varying answers as to why they’re here. From forced currency changes to corporate greed and corruption, I even had one gentlemen tell me he was here to protest this morning’s U.N. vote, that he felt it was somehow connected to E Corp.

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

SECURITY

Settle down!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

SECURITY

Everybody! Settle down! Everyone! Settle down! Everyone

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

PROTESTOR

Show me what democracy looks like!

CROWD

This is what democracy looks like!

CHAOS

INT. E CORP – LOBBY LEVEL – ELEVATOR OPENS – CONTINUOUS #3.05.11#

FRANK BOWMAN stands in elevator as five masked men rush in before he can exit.

MASKED MAN

Scan your badge. I said scan your badge now!

They watch the Elevator TV as they ascend to the 41st floor.

TV

Tensions are running high, as the United Nations vote approaches. While no one can predict whether today’s resolution will pass, all five permanent members, China, France, the Russian federation, the United Kingdom, and the United States must be in unanimous agreement for the measure to be adopted.

CHORUS:

One, two, three, four

One, two, three, four, five, six

One, two, three, four

Five, six, seven, eight

One, two, three, four

One, two, three, four, five, six

The elevator stops and dings at the 41st floor. The masked men run out, leaving Fred in the car.

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INT. E CORP – 41ST FLOOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.12#

MASKED MEN

Yeah! Got it, whoo!

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Please stay on your floor. Lock all doors, and find your nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stereos until further notice.

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INT. E CORP – 41ST FLOOR, ANGELA’S OFFICE – CONTINUOUS #3.05.13#

ANGELA

This is Angela.

IRVING (V.O.)

Blankenship.

ANGELA

Mentor.

IRVING (V.O.)

Walk toward the elevator bank on your floor. There’s a package waiting for you at the reception desk. Has your name it.

ANGELA

There’s something going on. I don’t think I can leave my office.

IRVING (V.O.)

That’s our distraction.

ANGELA

What do you mean your distraction?

IRVING (V.O.)

Get moving. We don’t have a lot of time.

Angela opens the door and steps into the hall.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

This is an emergency. Please stay on your floor.

ANGELA

What’s going on?

IRVING (V.O.)

Ran into a bit of a snag. We’re gonna need you to go ahead and have Elliot implement our contingency plan.

ANGELA

Elliot? What contingency plan?

IRVING (V.O.)

He needs to get to a computer called a, uh, HSM, make a backup of it. Once we get that, we’ll be good to go.

VANDAL

Come on, let’s go, let’s go!

ANGELA

I got the package.

She opens the package.

IRVING (V.O.)

Good. Take the package to Elliot. It contains all the hardware he’ll need. He’ll pose as a member of the internal audit team based out of Detroit. Everything he needs to know is on a sheet of paper inside.

ANGELA

He’ll get it done.

IRVING (V.O.)

Call me when it’s finished.

Angela hurries to the elevator bank.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency. Please Stay on your floor.

The elevator doors open. Angela enters.

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INT. E CORP – ELEVATOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.14#

Angela scans the new badge and presses 23. The elevator starts to move.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Lock all doors, and find your nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stairwells

The elevator stops at 32, the doors open and a security guard enters.

MURPHY

Ma’am, what are you doing here? It’s not safe for you to be on elevators.

ANGELA

I was, um I’m trying to get to my office on 23.

MURPHY

There’s a secure room and a safe zone on 23 with no windows. I’ll take you there.

ANGELA

Okay. Thank you.

TV

As no permanent members of the council voted against it. The draft resolution contained in document S/2015/511 hereby passes, allowing annexation of the Congo by China. I will now open the floor to members that wish to extend..

The power goes out.

MURPHY

This is Murphy. I’m on elevator 4. We just lost power. I’m stuck between floors 26 and 25.

MURPHY

Don’t worry, they’ll sort it out. We’ll be fine. What’s in the package? Hopefully it’s something we can eat. We may be here a while.

ANGELA

Hard drives.

MURPHY

Probably not the healthiest choice. Here, let me help you with that.

ANGELA

Oh, no, it’s okay.

MURPHY

What the heck is this?

ANGELA

It belongs to my direct report. He, uh he ran out of a meeting and left his badge in a conference room. I’m bringing it back to him.

MURPHY

Interesting that your direct report has special access and you don’t.

The elevator door opens.

MURPHY

You’re gonna have to come with me.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency. Please stay on your floor. Lock all doors, and find your nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stairwells until further notice.

ANGELA

I really should, uh, head back to my office. It’s actually just right back there.

MURPHY

No, no, no, no, no, we’re gonna straighten this out.

ANGELA

(To the men in masks)

Hey! Over here!

VANDAL

Douchebag!

VANDAL

Hey, over here!

VANDAL

Go, go, go!

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees. This is an emergency. Please stay on your floor. Lock all doors, and find the nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stairwells until further notice.

POLICEMEN

This is the police! Do not attempt to cross the line. This is the police. Do not attempt to cross the line.

CONTINUE TO:

INT. E CORP – 41ST FLOOR – BACK ROOM #3.05.15#

ANGELA

Where’s the USB key?

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees

ANGELA

Oh, fuck Come on, come on, there’s gotta be one around here somewhere.

ANGELA

Hey.

LYDIA

(gasps)

Fuck, you scared the shit out of me.

ANGELA

Sorry.

LYDIA

Have you seen what they’re doing out there? It’s insane.

ANGELA

Yeah, I know. You okay?

LYDIA

Yeah, I am now. Wait How did you get in here?

ANGELA

I’m a part of the internal audit team, out of Detroit. Was in the middle of an unannounced physical security audit of the code signing operation.

Lydia runs out.

Angela types a few commands on the keyboard.

ANGELA

Oh, thank God.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency...

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency. Please stay on your floor. Lock all doors, and find your nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stairwells until further notice.

VANDAL

Yeah!

Angela runs to the elevator on 41

CUT TO:

INT. E CORP – ELEVATOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.16#

She frantically pressed the door-close button and they do as programmed. She takes off the mask.

FRANK CODY

This great country didn’t start out with 50 states, so why stop at 50 states? And, let me add, that this is why we need a man with a business acumen like Donald Trump as President. If China makes another move like they did today, our standing as a world superpower will be put into question. Mr. Trump has the drive, the ambition to help us...

IRVING (V.O.)

Marlinspike.

ANGELA

Moxie. It’s done, but we got a problem. I was made. There was a woman in the CSAT room. She saw me.

IRVING (V.O.)

Wait, why were you in that room instead of Elliot?

ANGELA

I couldn’t find him.

IRVING (V.O.)

What the hell are you talking about?

ANGELA

Your distraction is fucking overkill. I couldn’t find him in the middle of a goddamn riot. Your men came after me.

IRVING (V.O.)

Well, they’re not all ours. Just ’cause we lit the fuse doesn’t mean we control the explosion. You weren’t supposed to be on that floor anyway.

ANGELA

You said you wanted it done immediately, so I got it done.

IRVING (V.O.)

Uh-huh. This woman who saw you, did you get her name?

ANGELA

Lydia Riley.

IRVING (V.O.)

We’ll take care of it. So, you were able to follow everything on that sheet of paper, huh? Angela, if you didn’t do everything on that list--

ANGELA

Yes, yeah, I got it done.

IRVING (V.O.)

Oh, good. There’s a delivery man waiting for you at Reception on your floor. Give him the package with everything in it.

ANGELA

Irving? Are you still gonna evacuate the Recovery Center?

IRVING (V.O.)

That’s been done already.

ANGELA

So this is really happening?

IRVING (V.O.)

We need you to stay strong. It’s like you said, she can make all of this better. This is a step toward that. Remember the cause.

CUT TO:

INT. E CORP – 41ST FLOOR – CONTINUOUS #3.05.17#

Angela walks to reception on 41.

The Hamburger Man is waiting for her.

He trades the envelope for a white paper bag.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency. Please stay on your floor. Lock all doors, and find your nearest safe zone. Stay away from elevators and stairwells until further notice.

PA EMERGENCY SYSTEM

Attention, all E Corp employees, this is an emergency. Please stay on your floor.

ELLIOT

Angela. Is there something you wanna tell me?

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