( owl hooting ) ( crickets chirping ) ( wind blowing )( music playing )Reporter:We’re here
at Ruddy Creek,where just steps behind me,
a local energy companyis extracting oil
from deep below Millwood.Holes the size of small carshave been drilled
into the groundby the Fraxicon Corporationrun by Kirk Vanderhook,a Millwood resident.A representative
from Fraxicon tells methey play to extract
over five millionbarrels of crude oil
in just a single day.( knocking on door ) We’re headed
to the Crown Lake Club
for dinner. Did you finish
your homework? I’m gonna do it
at Miranda’s, remember? You said I could
stay at her house. Fine. Just don’t
stay up all night. You’ll be a zombie
in the morning. Oh, that tie
suits your father. – He should wear it tonight.
– He looks nerdy. I don’t know why I bother. Reporter:
Long-term residents may recall
Ruddy Cavern from 1994,when a group of students
went missingin the underground caves
during a school trip.For two weeks,
national news media outlets
swamped Millwoodduring intensive
rescue efforts.But in the end,
just one of the Millwood Six,as the six missing students
came to be known,
was recovered.Mom?Sadly, the rest
of the teenagers were
never heard from again.( thud ) ( screams )( music playing )( music playing )( beeping )♪ Our engine starts again ♪♪ We’ll take it to the end ♪♪ Let’s keep this going on
and on ♪Flora: Theo! Theo! Theo, wait up! Dude, I called your name,
like, four times. – You did?
– Yeah, I was like, “Theo.” Then, “Theo!” – Then–
– Okay, I get it. – Gosh, you look terrible.
– Oh, thank you. – Uh-huh.
– Yeah, well, I kept
waking up all night ’cause I thought
I heard someone walking
around on the roof. It’s called the wind.
It’s part of climate change. Warmer, wetter,
and, yeah, windier. Educate yourself on how
we’re damaging our planet. It is freezing today. Personally, I would not mind
a little more global warming. Just promise me
you’ll be there after school. Be where? Hello? Be where? Have you been living
under a rock? They started fracking yesterday
down at Ruddy Creek. – In, like, a big way.
– What the frack is that? Very funny. There’s massive holes
in the ground with who knows what kind
of bad stuff seeping out. Imagine what it’s like
for the Cerulean warblers. Not again with the birds,
come on. I’m assuming that
you’re gonna shovel the dirt
back in the holes, too. We’re not just protesting
to protect wildlife. – It’s for people, too.
– Mm, right. The Earth is our mother.
We’ve gotta take care of her! ( bell rings ) So, with the fall
of the Byzantine Empire, a new power arose. Can anybody guess
who they were? Here’s a hint. At the end of a long day,
you might put your feet on it. – The dog?
– Nice try, Charlie. The correct answer
is the Ottoman Empire, who ruled from
Constantinople. Which brings us to page 73. Charlie? Okay, um… “In the 1450s,
a new challenger threatened
the Ottoman Empire. In Wah-la-chia–” Wallachia. “In Wallachia,
part of modern-day Romania, an obscure prince known
as Vlad the Impaler led a rebellion
that killed thousands of Turks before being imprisoned
in Hungary.” All right,
hold a beat there, Charlie. Where else have we heard
of Vlad the Impaler? You might know him
as Vlad Dracula, the inspiration
for Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel. – Does that mean
that vampires were real?
– Just folklore. But it’s a good reminder
that people can be scary, too. Vlad was known to nail
the turbans of his enemies
to their heads. That’s far out, Mr. James. Mm-hmm. So, lest we repeat
our mistakes, we should pay attention
to the past. Let’s all try to stay awake
for tomorrow’s lessons, huh? Hey, uh, Charlie,
any idea where your sister
Annabelle is today? I don’t know. Hey, maybe she’s with
Vlad the Impaler. ( bell rings ) That’s it, everybody.
See you tomorrow. Flora:
Hey, Muskrats! Don’t stay silent!
Join the movement! Ruddy Creek, four o’clock! – Hey!
– Watch where you’re
going, hippie. Or what? Your dad will drill
holes under my house? At least my dad has a job,
unlike your deadbeat parents. You know what? You and your dumb family
think that you’re perfect, but you’re not,
and one of these days you’re gonna get
what’s coming for you. Yeah, she is
the worst kind of girl. She’s stupid and she’s loud. I don’t know
what her deal is. What? Are you gonna do
something about it? That’s what I thought. Kirk: The beauty is
all this natural gas is deep in the ground
thousands of feet below us. So by drilling down there and
pumping water into the Earth, we’re able to get huge
amounts of oil and gas without burning
any fossil fuels. But what about
environmentalists who say that fracking
can contaminate groundwater, or worse, cause earthquakes? Those people aren’t
scientists, Vanessa. They’re alarmists. Let’s cut here. Rumor is they are protesting
against you this afternoon. Well, let them try. The only thing my guys
like more than drilling is fending off eco freaks. You are a real charmer, Kirk. Have a wonderful
evening, Vanessa. – Mm-hmm.
– Woman on speaker:
Mr. Vanderhook,I’ve got Jimmy from
construction on the line.He faxed over
something for you.–It’s on your desk.
– Patch him in. – ( phone beeps )
– What am I looking at, Jimmy? Jimmy:We saw it
on the south endof the drilling site
by the old barn.What do you make of it?We’re thinking
it’s those protestors.But why would someone be
walking out of the cave?( music playing )( bell rings ) Can I help you?♪ Baby, baby,
you got me moving ♪♪ Honey, honey ♪Are you thirsty? Uh, I’m–
I’m not thirsty. I more hungry. Okay, well, we got paninis, salads, and our famous
“Oh, Mama Omelet.”♪ Baby, please don’t stop ♪All right,
it’s not for everybody. ( clears throat )♪ And you look so neat ♪♪ Oh, you bring life to me ♪Are you all right, kid? Because you look
a little pale. Maybe you should
take a seat.♪ Make me feel like
resurrection ♪♪ Keep on pushing, baby,
please don’t stop ♪Are you from around here? Because I haven’t
seen you before. Um, I lived
on Fenimore Street. The blue house
with the gabled roof. Oh, yeah, I know that house. Maya Barnes lives there
with her kid. – She has a kid?
– Sure. Yeah. A little sleepy looking,
but nice enough. Nicer than those other kids that come through here
sometimes. Is the pay phone still
by the restroom? ( laughs ) Pay phone? You got a sense of humor
on you, don’t you? ( bell rings ) Hi. Anywhere
you want, mister. I’ll be with you
in a minute. All right, now you’re sure you don’t want any–
anything? What the heck? All right,
what can I get you? Steak and eggs. All right,
and how do you like ’em?♪ Baby, please don’t stop ♪Bloody. All right. – ( line ringing )
–Hey, it’s Annabelle.Leave me a message
after the beep.( beep )Look, Ann, you have to stop
cutting school, okay? Mr. James asked where you are. Call me back. ( crowd chanting )
Fracking is bad! We don’t dig it! Fracking is sad! We don’t dig it! We will not stand
for the destruction
of our soil – for pointless capitalism.
– Flora. Flora. We stand with nature and against the evil
Fraxicon Corp! Flora, Flora. Come on,
we have to stop this. Hey, I’m so sorry, you guys. – Just–
– Fracking is bad. – Flora, can you just put that–
– We don’t dig it! – Fracking is sad,
we don’t dig it.
– Listen to me. – Listen to me. Let’s go home.
– Oh, hey look. – ( siren blaring )
– Here comes the cops. Let’s show them
that we will not be silenced. ( crowd jeering ) All right, everyone,
time to go home. – ( jeering )
– We’re a peaceful protest. We won’t be silenced! This is private property.
You know the rules, Miss Baxter. – Oh, this is private property?
– Yes, let’s listen to him,
okay? – Then how come the corporation
– Please put the megaphone down. – You don’t need to be
– …to drill holes on it? Theo, step back, okay? They’re called permits. Now put the megaphone down
and let’s go. – Heck, no, we won’t go!
– Flora, Flora. – Fracking is bad, we don’t–
– Flora, Flora. Hey! I object! You can object all you want. You’re destroying this because
the Vanderhooks are rich. We all know
you’re in their pocket. You know what?
You not only have the right
to remain silent… – Uh-huh.
– …consider it an official
request. – Oh, my God.
You can’t arrest us.
– ( overlapping chatter ) – Hey, whoa, whoa!
– You people go home. Everyone. Hey, you can’t arrest him. I know she’s annoying but she doesn’t have
to be arrested. Why aren’t you arresting them?
There’s only four other people – besides me and Flora.
– Wait, wait, no. Wait. – Wait.
– Come on. You can do all the griping
you want at the station. Watch your head.( music playing )Did you find them yet? Just Ruby. But she got away. Well, I hope
that we don’t have
to spend the night here ’cause I am absolutely
freezing right now. Kinda reminds me
of my house. Your dad still
hasn’t fixed the heat? Okay, you two. Come on with me. Um, no one’s questioning me
without a lawyer present. Lay off it, will ya? You’ve been bailed
out a kindly soul. Ah, jeez. Doesn’t look
too kind to me. Maya. We’ll talk about this later. Come on, Flora,
I’ll drop you home. ( crying ) All this
over a stupid protest? – It’s not about that.
– You did this! – You did this!
What’d you do with her, huh?
– Hey, take it easy. Take it easy, Charlie. She said something bad
would happen to us. Charlie, Charlie,
let’s just worry
about Annabelle, okay? And leave it to Sheriff Preston
to deal with a few
disobedient kids. Thank you, Kirk.
We’re doing all we can,
all right? Just hang on a minute,
I’ll be right back. Let’s go, everyone. ( sighs )
Maya. Try to keep these two
out of trouble. You can pick up
your bikes out back. What’s going on over there? Is there something wrong
with Annabelle? She’s missing. No one’s seen her
since last night. Are you serious? Theo: I hope she’s
not in trouble. – Well, karma’s a real–
– Hey, come on. Theo, drop it. Annabelle Vanderhook
would never go for you, even if you lived
a million years. Theo:
Mom, I told you, I’m really sorry. It’s not
about the protesting. I told you that. Mom, nothing is gonna
happen to me. Okay? I was trapped
under those caves
for three days, Theo. I still wake up most nights
and see pitch-black. I hear my friends
screaming. Mom. I don’t ask much
of you, Theo. Now that your dad is gone,
you’re all I’ve got. Please, just do me
this one favor and stay away
from that place. I promise. Good night, Theo. ( floor creaking ) I’ll turn off the light
in a minute. I’m almost done. ( door squeaks ) That’s funny. My bed was against
the other wall. My dresser was over here. Who– Who–
Who are you? I had a boombox here. Double cassette deck. I’m Ruby, by the way. And I’m hungry. – ( hisses )
– ( yells )( music playing )Ruby:Next on “Red Ruby”…I know we’re all pretty
worried about Annabelle, but I’m sure
she’ll come back to us soon. You and the other teenagers. – “I’m not hungry.”
– Other teenagers? –( music playing )
– You were looking for me?♪ I’ll run you down, down ♪♪ Run you down, down ♪♪ Run you down, down ♪♪ I’ll run you down, down ♪♪ I’ll run you down, down ♪♪ Run you down, down ♪