Two different apartments in Oslo. Two dwellers are locked up inside them. One in each. Both are in quaranteen, trying to reach out through social media. Also, there are voices.
Intro – Medley
(Different clips between worried voices from disaster movies)
Apartment no 1
(Dweller 1 is walking around randomly. Checking the space. Closing doors. Looking out through the window. Stops. Talks to the camera)
Six months ago, I was made aware of a situation so devastating that at first I refused to believe it. However, through the concerted efforts of our brightest scientists, we have confirmed its validity. The world, as we know it, will soon come to an end.
Apartment no 2
(Dweller 2 is hiding behind a plant, low on the floor. He smiles mischieviously. Giggles.)
You think we´re gonna find something?
Yeah. Yeah we're gonna find something. Mother nature is a serial killer. No one is better, more creative. Like all serial killers she can't help the urge to wanna get caught. What good are all those brilliant crimes if, if no one takes the credit? So she leaves crumbs. Now the hard part, why you spend a decade in school, is seeing the crumbs for the clues they are. Sometimes the thing you thought was the most brutal aspect of the virus turns out to be the chink in its armor. And she loves disguising her weaknesses as strengths. She's a bitch.
Apartment no 1
(Dweller 1 is wearing sunglasses. He sits in a corner, looking very laid back. He is the focus of everyones attention, and enjoys it.)
I think that we should allow our, uh, magnificent, glorious dinosaurs to be taken out by the volcano.
As deeply sad as that would be, we altered the course of natural history. This is a correction.
Are you suggesting that the Almighty is taking matters into his own hands?
Senator, with all do respect, God's not part of the equation. No. What I mean is that in the last century, we amassed landmark technological power. And we've consistently proven ourselves incapable of handling that power. 80 years ago, who could have predicted nuclear proliferation, and then there it was. And now we've got genetic power, so how long is it going to take to spread around the globe and what's going to be done with it? It ain't going to stop with the de-extinction of the dinosaurs.
I'm not sure I know that you're talking about.
I'm talking about man-made cataclysmic change.
What kind of change?
Change is like death. You don't know what it looks like till you're standing at the gates.
Apartment no 2
(Dweller 2 is looking down, waiting for someone. A door opens and slams shut. He looks up. The whole scene is shot through the reflection of a mirror.)
Have you been going online again? Claire, you promised.
I am afraid of that stupid planet.
”That stupid planet?” That wonderful planet you mean? First it was black. Now it's blue. Blocking Antares, hiding behind the sun. Darling, this is going to be the most amazing experience we will have in our lives. It will be here in five days and it is not going to hit us. Just like it didn't hit Mercury, as we knew it wouldn't, and it didn't hit Venus, as we well knew it wouldn't, and it won't hit earth as we know it won't. Claire, look at me. Sweetheart, you have to trust the scientists.