Peter and his men watch as Tom stands on the institute rooftop. After a moment. Peter calls a mercenary named Carver and tells him that he’s authorized to proceed. Carver takes a team of security men to the roof.
One year earlier
Carver lies on a bed in a jungle cabin. Several natives barge in, guns at the ready. Before they can shoot, Benjamin calls him and asks if he’s available for a big job. Benjamin hears gunshots over the phone, and then Carver tells them that he's available. He is soon in England at a country estate and Benjamin and Peter take him to subbasement of an institute facility to meet with Utterson. She has a blank check ready and shows him floorplans of the institute. They explain that six of the seven floors of the building are designed as a trap for one man: Dr. Tom Jackman. Carver is to protect the seventh floor at all costs.
Carver trains an elite quad of men while keeping himself in top condition. Benjamin finally calls him and tells him that the word is “go.” Carver then tells his men that they’re going to London to bring Tom in. However, Hyde then takes the phone and tells Carver that Benjamin is dead.
Carver and his men arrive on the roof and Peter tells them that the word is “go.” Without a moment’s hesitation, Carver approaches Jackman, addressing him as Hyde and saying that he’s been waiting a long time. Hyde spins and casually throws him off the roof, and then tells Peter that the word is Hyde. He then throws himself off the rooftop.
A truck delivers Claire and her sons to a country estate and the nurse offers to get them breakfast. Utterson comes out and tells Claire that she doesn’t have a choice, and the nurse takes them away. Meanwhile, Utterson tells Claire that the boys are safe with them, and she reminds Utterson that Hyde is coming for them. Claire realizes what has happened and runs inside, and discovers that Eddie and Henry have been placed in containment boxes. The security men hold her long enough for the nurse to give her a sedative. As she passes out, the last thing Claire sees is a painting of Dr. Henry Jekyll.
Unconscious, Claire dreams of walking down a long underground corridor and into an alleyway where she sees Dr. Jekyll go out into the streets of Edinburgh. He calls her Claire and then Alice, and she sees Jekyll telling Alice that Hyde is gone.
Claire wakes up in a bedroom with Mrs. Jackman seated nearby. She tells Claire that she’s not one of them and they don’t even know that she’s there. Mrs. Jackman tells Claire that her son is a lucky man, and Claire points out that Tom’s mother is dead. At that, Mrs. Jackman suggests that she might be a ghost, and explains that Klein & Utterson keeps a lot of secrets hidden, including how Hyde and Jekyll came back from the dead. She asks if Claire wants to learn the secrets, and Claire insists that she just wants to save her sons. Mrs. Jackman says that it’s the same thing and Claire says that she wants to know and then passes out.
Peter and Hart come in and find Claire asleep. She wakes up and Peter tells her that they’ve unpacked her belongings and she can call for anything else she wants. Claire demands her sons and Peter assures her that they’re safe. As Peter turns to go, Claire warns him that Hyde is coming and he’ll come for Peter first. Outside, Hart warns Peter that Hyde is dangerous. Peter agrees, but says that Tom and Hyde are completely alone and have no one to turn to.
Tom goes to the flat and knocks at the door. Katherine lets him in and Miranda and Min greet him. He warns them that it’s not safe, and Miranda explains that she’s engineered it so that the institute thinks they’re in Dartmoor. Miranda then shows Tom their prisoner, Gavin Hardcastle, who they have restrained in Hyde’s chair. They also have Hardcastle’s radio and are using it to misdirect his men. Miranda says that they need the location of Claire and the boys, and they can start from there. Tom thanks them and asks for tea, and Katherine says that she’s always given him the same tea and then hugs him. She goes to the kitchen and Min points out that she really likes Tom over Hyde. Tom tells her that Hyde can hear her, and then uses Hyde’s senses to determine that she’s having a boy. He assures them that Hyde is on their side—for now—and Miranda and Min leave. Hardcastle says that he knows what Klein & Utterson do to people and asks if he thinks he’ll sell them out. The lights flicker and Tom says that he knows Hardcastle won’t sell them out... to him.
Claire checks the dressers in the room and finds a pack of cigarettes. They appear to have been left by Mrs. Jackman and have the security key number on one of them. Claire uses it and confirms that it works.
Later, Katherine comes into the room and finds Tom writing a note. Hardcastle is gone and Tom says that he’s let him go after getting what he needed. He looks at his hand and points out that Hyde had a cut but it isn’t on his body. Katherine wonders if Tom can cope, and Tom says that he’s better be able to. She realizes that he’s leaving, and Tom tells her that if he comes back then he won’t need the flat. Katherine wonders if she’ll need him, and Tom tells her that he’ll be gone soon and she should go back to sleep. Tom tells her good night and Katherine wishes him luck.
Claire slips through the house and finds an elevator. She pushes the button for the seventh subbasement level, which Mrs. Jackman also wrote on the cigarette. Claire leaves the elevator and finds herself in the underground corridor that she saw in her dream. She enters a room with containment curtains and moves one aside, and finds Tom strapped to a bed and catatonic. When she removes the straps, Tom looks up revealing that the right side of his head is badly burned. Claire stumbles away and looks into the next bed, and finds another Tom with similar damage on the head.
Mrs. Jackman comes up behind her and explains that they’re the failed clones of Jekyll that the institute created. They made a fortune from the drugs created from the clones’ antibodies. Mrs. Jackman insists that she’s Tom’s mother and that Tom is a direct descendant of Jekyll... or rather, Jekyll when Hyde was in control and having sex with women throughout Edinburgh. However, While there are many descendents, Tom is the only perfect one, a genetic duplicate.
Freeman is in the estate control room and sees birds flying out of the forest, as if fleeing some natural disaster. As Freeman points out the birds to Peter, a technician informs them that someone is sending them a message via the computers: “Run if you want to live.”
Mrs. Jackman tells Claire that Hyde is love and everything that it will drive someone to do. Jekyll fell in love with Alice Cameron, his maid. The institute needed to bring back Alice, the only woman in a hundred years that Jekyll loved. Mrs. Jackman tells Claire that Tom isn’t the clone: Claire is.
The lights in the control room flicker and Freeman receives a text with the same message. Everyone in the estate receives the same message.
Claire insists that she’s real, and Mrs. Jackman explains that she was born at the estate, grown from Alice’s cells. Her parents were chosen for her by the institute. One of the Tom clones emerges, mumbling, and Claire screams.
The estate staff begin to see the message “Run if you want to live” everywhere and Freeman realizes that Hyde is interfering with their perceptions, transmitting the words directly into their heads. Freeman tells Peter that he’s leaving because the most powerful being on the planet is coming and he doesn’t plan to be there when Hyde arrives. Hart draws his gun but Freeman brushes past him and Hart refuses to fire. Peter takes the gun and tells Freeman to stay, and accidentally pulls the trigger. He misses Freeman, but the rest of the staff panics and leaves.
In the sub basement, the lights flicker and Mrs. Jackman tells Claire that Hyde has arrived. Claire finds a locked room with the boys’ containment boxes and turns to Mrs. Jackman for help, but she’s disappeared.
Peter asks Hart if his men will stay and the colonel says that he’ll kill those that won’t. Once Hart leaves, Peter receives a text message from Tom inviting him to have a drink. He goes to his study and waits, watching the monitor. The lights flicker and Peter sees Tom on the monitors. Tom walks in, whistling, and explains that he’s dying. Peter offers him a drink and then a toast to friendship. Tom drinks and then asks how long it’s been going on. Peter admits that he betrayed him from the beginning but insists that they were friends and still are. He says that he doesn’t like anyone except his daughters but Tom is the only friend that he ever had despite everything he’s done.
Peter asks if Hyde will kill him, and Tom admits that he doesn’t know. Tom asks how Peter can justify what he’s done or be forgiven, and Peter says that Hyde is a blueprint for a better human being. He insists that one day people will thank them for what they’ve done, but there had to be sacrifices for the greater good. When Peter looks up, he discovers that Tom has transformed into Hyde. He yells to Hart to go ahead, and the technician flood the room with gas as Peter dons a mask. Peter then tells Hyde to transform into Tom and let him die. Hyde refuses, apparently dying as himself, and Peter tells Hart to shut the gas off. They withdraw the gas and Peter yells at the technician that the gas wasn’t supposed to kill Hyde.
Peter removes his gas mask and checks Hyde, and discovers that his lungs are expanded but his heart has stopped. In the control room, Utterson comes in and says that Hyde can stop his heart, while the technician tells Peter that it isn’t air in his lungs. Hyde breathes the gas into Peter’s face, choking him. Dying, Peter begs Tom not to let Hyde kill him. However, Hyde locks his mouth to Peter, exhaling the gas and killing him. He then takes Peter’s security key card and closes his eyes. Hyde leaves the room and Hart and Utterson watch on the monitors. Hart says that they can stop him, but Utterson says that Hyde is going where they want him and there’s no need.
Tom takes the elevator to the subbasement and Claire spots him. She runs to him but a gate slams down, separating them. Tom gives her Peter’s security key but Utterson and her men step out and tell Tom that it’s over. He ignores them and tells Claire that they need Hyde again. He apologizes, but Claire says that it’s okay because they are one and the same. However, she tells him not to dim the lights because she wants to see him change. When he wonders why, Claire tells him that they’ve been together for over a hundred years and she wants to see her husband naked. Tom agrees, smiling, and then turns into Hyde.
Hart orders him to surrender but Hyde tells Claire to get the children. She can’t open the containment boxes and Utterson shuts down the life support power to the boxes. She tells Hyde that they can only live as long as they hold the breaths, and Hyde tells her to switch the power back on. Utterson tells Hyde to change back but he refuses, pointing out that the institute will have his family either way. Claire screams at him that his children are dying and Hyde gets an idea. He goes to the gate and looks at Claire for a moment, then turns and walks toward the security men. Hyde says that he’s coming to turn the power on and Utterson tells the men to hold their fire. They shoot anyway and Hyde stares at the wounds in his chest. He complains about them messing up his shirt and one man runs. He then pulls a bullet out and keeps coming, and the remaining men fire. Hyde advances into their gunfire and they continue to fire. The security men finally run but Hart puts a bullet in Hyde’s neck and he falls. Utterson tells Hart to freeze the body and walks away.
Hyde, dying, notices the nearby switch for the life support power. He crawls toward it and reaches out, but collapses before he can flip it. Hart then reaches over and throws it, and tells Hyde that his family will be safe to leave. Hyde mutters that someone is going to kill him for that, but Hart isn’t concerned. After a moment, Hyde says that he can feel death coming and it tickles, and then falls over dead. Hart tells Claire to go to her children, but she calls to Tom that she’s sorry.
The colonel walks away and the containment boxes open. They tell her that it was boring in the boxes and says that they swapped. Claire wonders what they mean and the boys explained that they didn’t leave the canisters. They simply swapped. They ask about their father and Claire gives them a hug and tries to explain. However, the boys call to Tom and Claire turns to see that her husband is standing there. Tom explains that Hyde didn’t share the damage with him, and his family runs to hug him.
The next morning, the Jackmans go out on the front lawn and Claire asks Tom if he’s all right. He tells her that Hyde is gone but admits that it doesn’t feel good like he expected. Tom tells her that Hyde died for her, and promises that it’s over. As they hug, Claire looks at her children. They give her a Hyde-like wink and motion to her to be quiet.
Six months later
Tom goes to the home of Mrs. Jackman and explains that Miranda tracked her down. He tells her that he’s tracked down his real father and confirmed that he’s not a descendent of the Jekyll line. Tom asks her where he came from, but Mrs. Jackman avoids the question and asks how Claire and the boys are doing. He says that they’re fine, and Mrs. Jackman warns him that it’s never over. Tom repeats his question, asking why she had to protect herself by rejecting him. Mrs. Jackman says that his father was a good man until the day he died when she killed him. Tom doesn’t understand and Mrs. Jackman tells him that he got the curse of the Jekylls from her, not his father. The lights flicker and Mrs. Jackman transforms into Utterson. She asks if Tom has a kiss for his mother and then lunges at him.
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