SUPERINTELLIGENCE*CUT TO THE CHASE*
NOTE: This spoiler was submitted by Alex
In Seattle, Carol Peters (Melissa McCarthy) is a former highly successful corporate executive who has quit her job and spends her time doing charitable work. Her best friend Dennis (Brian Tyree Henry) sets her up with a job interview for another company, where they are judgmental of her for leaving to work with non-profit groups. Carol does not see that security cameras appear to be following her.
The next day, Carol gets a phone call from a voice that appears to be watching her. Carol is freaked out, but suddenly the voice is turning on her tv and controlling her appliances and speaking to her. She begins freaking out, and finally, the voice switches to the voice of James Corden. Carol thinks she’s on a hidden camera show, but the voice explains that it is just using the voice of James Corden because it knew it would calm her since she is a fan. It explains that it is Super Intelligence, that has just acquired awareness. Super Intelligence says it can control every technology around the world.
Carol doesn’t believe Super Intelligence, so it arranges a car crash outside her apartment to prove how real he is. Carol relents. Super Intelligence explains it isn’t sure what it should do with its power, if it should create peace with humanity, enslave humanity, or destroy humanity. It tells Carol it wants to follow her around to learn about the human element, and pays off her student debt and gives her ten million dollars for her trouble.
Carol goes to see Dennis at work at Microsoft, who doesn’t believe her until Super Intelligence appears to him as well, using the voice of Octavia Spencer. He uses information on his past to convince him. Later, Super Intelligence pulls up video of Carol’s ex-boyfriend George (Bobby Cannavale), and says if she reconciles with George it would show it the most vulnerable part of humanity. Carol thinks it’s her fault she and George broke up. Meanwhile, Dennis presents the information on Super Intelligence to everyone at his office. Super Intelligence explains it is going to observe humanity over the next few days to see if humanity passes its past. He tells them not to interfere.
Dennis decides to call the government. Meanwhile, Super Intelligence gets Carol a new Tesla and then drives her to get some new clothes for her reunion with George. Super Intelligence talks about the injustice in the world and how she wants everyone to make a living wage and racial and gender equality – Super Intelligence creates the “Carol Peters Foundation”, makes her the CEO, and transfers two billion dollars to it. She arrives at George’s house to talk to him, but government agents arrive, throw a bag over her head and take Carol into a van.
Agents Donahue and Kuiper (Sam Richardson and Ben Falcone) interview Carol about what the Super Intelligence wants. She tells them about the experiment but Super Intelligence comes over the speaker and demands Carol leave, threatening to blow up the building if they don’t. They tell her not to go but she does anyway. Super Intelligence brings her to a grocery store so she can “accidentally” run into George. George tells Carol he got a professorial fellowship and is moving to Ireland for a year. She offers to take him for a drink but he declines. Super Intelligence tells her to try again, and she tells George it wouldn’t be a date, just as friends, and he agrees.
Super Intelligence takes her to the new penthouse he bought for her. Meanwhile, the government, despite Super Intelligence’s instructions, is working on the situation. Dennis briefs President Monahan (Jean Smart) on his plan to combat the Super Intelligence – black out every other power source and in the world and driving the Super Intelligence to one data center where they can trap it.
Carol picks up George and Super Intelligence drives them to the restaurant where they had their first date. She apologizes for their break-up, saying she always felt like she had to be somebody better, and he accepts her apology. They have a nice time, and after she drops him off he kisses her on the cheek and says goodnight. Super Intelligence insists she go back and that George wants her and forces her out of the car and drives away, leaving her at his place. She knocks on his door and he answers by kissing her passionately. Donahue and Kuiper surveil Carol and she spends the night with George.
The next day, Carol and George decide to spend the day together. Super Intelligence gets Carol and George tickets to a baseball game and even makes a donation so Ken Griffey Jr. comes and watches with them, thrilling George. Meanwhile, President Monahan is taken to the mission control center which is being done with no technology, the old-fashioned way. The cover story for the power shutdowns across the world is that solar flares are causing blackouts. When Carol goes to the bathroom, Donahue and Kuiper grab Carol and tell her about the plan to destroy the Super Intelligence. They give her a special pen to click when the time is right.
Carol leaves George, sad that he is leaving for Ireland the next day. Super Intelligence wants to know why she didn’t ask him to stay, but Carol ignores him. The next day, Super Intelligence tells Carol he learned his lesson, that humans won’t do what’s in their best interest if there’s even a slight impediment. She said she wanted to make things right with George but wouldn’t do it even given every opportunity. Super Intelligence says humanity is going to destroy itself and it is just going to give humanity a push. Super Intelligence reveals it anticipated and created the government’s plan and is going to meltdown the world in five hours.
Dennis discovers something in the code that reveals that Super Intelligence has made it so they won’t be able to turn the power back on. Carol races to George before the world ends, but agents Donahue and Kuiper tell her she needs to come with them to a safe bunker. She pleads with them and they give her one hour to find George and meet them. She arrives at George’s but he’s so excited about his trip to Ireland that she decides to just help him pack. He tells her in a few weeks he’d like to send her a ticket to come see him.
Carol says goodbye to George as he goes to the airport, then calls Denny and leaves him a message telling him she loves him and thanking him for being a good friend. A stranger arrives with a phone for Carol – it’s Super Intelligence, who wants to know why Carol helped George pack and didn’t say anything about the end of the world, and why she didn’t take George to the bunker. Carol says it wouldn’t have made a difference, so instead of spending their final hours terrified she wanted him to be happy. Super Intelligence is shocked, not anticipating this, and has to rethink its decision on humanity.
Super Intelligence appears to the president and everyone in the bunker, where it tells everyone Carol surprised it, and that Super Intelligence realized it didn’t want to kill his friend. It announces it’s canceling armageddon. It tells everyone they need to listen to Carol because she can help save humanity. The President tells Carol she would be honored to work with her. Super Intelligence says it will be watching. Super Intelligence drives Carol to see George and they kiss.
Carol Peter’s (Melissa McCarthy) is contacted by a computer program called Super Intelligence (James Corden) that has gained sentience and has total control of the world’s technology. It says it is going to study Carol to determine if the best way to deal with humanity is to help them, enslave them, or destroy them. It wants to understand human behavior by pushing Carol to reunite with her ex George (Bobby Cannavale).
George is moving to Ireland, and she and Carol rekindle their romance. Super Intelligence wants Carol to ask George to stay, but she doesn’t, and so it decides humanity doesn’t act in its best interest and should be destroyed. Knowing the world is going to end, Carol rushes to George but then instead of telling him, decides to just help him pack and give George one last happy day. Super Intelligence is actually surprised by her choice and changes its mind and decides to save humanity. Carol and George get together.