Cruel Summer (2021) s02e10 Episode Script


I didn't think you'd come.
Well it's my public
service for the year.
Come on.
STEVE: What the hell?
There's water everywhere.
What's going on?
Brent, why are you soaking wet?
there's something I need to tell you.
STEVE: Luke!
Oh, my God.
First thing in the morning,
we're going back and untying him.
Unbelievable. Megan, we just left him,
and you're already thinking
about letting him go.
He's been tied up for hours.
I feel like we let him off pretty
easy, considering the fact
- You shot at him!
- I just wanted to scare him.
I didn't mean for the gun to go off.
If I didn't know better, I'd think you
knew exactly what you were doing.
Another couple of inches
and he would be dead.
It was an accident, Megan.
So you keep saying.
I'm going back at 8:00. Come or don't.
ISABELLA: What's wrong?
He's gone.
ISABELLA: You let him go, didn't you?
MEGAN: What are you talking about?
ISABELLA: Last night when you
stayed back, you untied him.
- No, I didn't.
- Then how'd he get out?
I don't know, but it wasn't me.
He could be anywhere around here.
Maybe he fell or something.
Hit his head.
What, now you're
worried about his health?
I'm just tossing out possibilities.
I mean, for all we know,
he could have gotten scared
of the tape getting out and run away.
Come on.
MEGAN: Damn it! I thought he'd be here.
What do we do now?
We find him. Before someone else does.
WOMAN: I'm sorry, but unfortunately
we don't have anybody
that fits that description.
Okay, thank you.
Who's that?
I thought if he was hurt, he might've
You didn't give them his name, did you?
- No.
- Or yours?
Of course not. I'm not an idiot.
I hacked into the 911 call center,
they don't have any calls from
anyone fitting Luke's description.
I'm really worried about him.
He's probably just laying low.
It's been hours.
Look we need to destroy this.
It makes us look bad.
Yeah. Okay, good idea.
I'll take care of it.
I have a little
experience breaking tapes.
This was a stupid plan.
Oh, my God.
You're starting to forgive him.
He kissed me.
He bragged about
sleeping with both of us.
He made the sex tape, for God's sake!
Everything that's happened over
the past two weeks is his fault.
You're not exactly blameless.
You lied to my face
about sleeping with him,
and you kept it from me
for, like, six months.
You were never gonna tell me.
I don't
I don't know how I'm ever
gonna trust you again.
(SIGHS) Good morning.
Have you been out here all night?
Yeah. Uh, pretty much. I couldn't sleep.
Yeah, me either.
What are we gonna do?
I'm gonna find a way to fix this.
I don't know, I'm thinking.
- Dad, I
- No, I know.
I'm not gonna let
anything happen to you.
- Yeah.
- Let's go inside.
It's freezing.
- Did you hear from Luke?
- Uh, not yet.
I was hoping you'd have some answers.
I feel like you you know
Luke better than anyone.
Um, yeah, I think I used to think so,
but I'm not really sure anymore.
Megan, if he was mixed
up in something
you can tell me, I'm not gonna get mad.
I know. But he wasn't.
At least not that I knew about.
- He told you about the Coast Guard?
- Yeah.
Yeah, we had a big fight about that.
Um, I thought it was a mistake.
Do you think he ran away?
He didn't say anything
about it on New Year's.
I have just as many questions as you.
Sheriff Myer has started investigating,
so he'll get some answers.
Hopefully he just comes home
and this is all for nothing.
We need to get on the same page.
Steve was just here, asking if I
knew why Luke would've run away.
The sheriff's gonna be next.
Well, duh. He's a missing person.
How can you be so calm?
Freaking out gets you nowhere.
You have to be logical.
If something happened
to Luke, we need to
make sure that it
doesn't come back on us.
How do we do that?
You said Steve thinks
that Luke ran away.
Let's just go with that.
Maybe write a letter.
From Luke.
How good are you at
copying his handwriting?
I've been doing it since I was seven.
See? Problem solved.
Except he's still missing.
What are we supposed to do while
we're waiting for him to turn up?
We have to act completely normal.
People are gonna be
looking at us, but
At you, specifically.
That's what I'm afraid of.
Just pretend you had no part in this.
Remember, you're the girl
whose boyfriend disappeared.
So Luke just disappeared? He
didn't tell you he was going?
No, but it's it's
only been a couple days,
so I'm sure he'll turn up
tomorrow with some lame excuse.
AMY: Right. Sure, of course.
Keep good thoughts, y'know?
- Poor thing.
- Right?
Excuse me, if you have any
information, just call that number.
- Thank you.
- Okay, thanks.
- Hey.
- Hey.
You doing okay?
Been better.
So, I was thinking, um
I could make a video,
send it to the local news.
That way, if someone sees
him, they can call his dad.
Yeah, actually, yeah,
that's a great idea.
I saw your light.
I can't sleep.
I keep thinking about the pills.
What about them?
You shouldn't have added
that other one, it was
it was too much.
Hey, don't twist this
we did it together.
Yeah, but, I mean, the
pills were your idea.
Why did I I can't believe
I let you talk me into this.
Look, we just need to focus
on covering our tracks,
not waste time arguing
about who did what.
Right, your famous "put it
in the rear view" strategy.
What about it?
(SIGHS) Just be real.
It's an excuse for you to not take
responsibility for anything, ever.
None of this would have happened
if Luke wasn't such an asshole.
- Just like the rest of his family.
- No, he's not like them.
He's exactly like them!
God, Megan, you're just
too blind to see it.
Right, 'cause you're such
an expert in relationships
even though you never seem to have one?
Before I came here,
you lived this sad, boring life,
chained to your computer
and your stupid rules.
I pushed you out of your comfort zone.
I showed you a whole new world.
You pushed me past my breaking point.
And now I'm here I'm
I'm maybe an accessory
to murder thanks to you.
You ungrateful little bitch.
You're the most selfish
person I've ever met.
Yeah, I came up with
that plan to help you.
Because you wanted to
get back at Luke, not me.
No, you did all this because
you're addicted to drama.
And I should've just I
should've just talked to him,
I never should have
brought you into this.
- He would still be here!
- Yeah.
Treating you like garbage.
He was right.
You're only happy when I'm miserable.
Well, congratulations,
you got what you wanted.
I wish I'd never met you.
STEVE: Jack.
Um, look, I know that you
brought Isabella and Megan
back in for questioning.
How come you haven't pressed charges?
I don't have anything to hold them on.
Their stories cancelled each other out.
you gotta put this thing to bed, man.
I don't mean to
I just want justice for my son.
So do I.
- Hey, I care about him too, Steve.
- I know.
We just got security footage from
the road leading to the cabin.
Hopefully it will help us
discover who killed Luke.
If you're building a case with the
help of that lunatic Ned Faunce,
you must really be pretty desperate.
We'll see. The footage was encrypted,
but my tech is trying to crack the code.
Now, look, if there's
anything of value on the tapes,
you'll be the first to know.
- Okay, appreciate it.
- Yeah.
- Hi.
- What, uh
what are you doing here?
I just needed to see a normal person.
Let me know when you find one.
I saw your mom earlier
today at the office
and she looks a lot better.
She's in remission.
Th-That's great news.
Wow. Um
I heard that the sheriff
brought you and Isabella back in?
Yeah. Uh
He thinks that we colluded,
that we killed Luke together.
What? Where'd he get that idea?
No clue.
But we didn't, and he doesn't have
any evidence, so he can't charge us.
Good. Good, that's good.
Yeah, especially since my lawyer quit.
Apparently he likes to get
paid. And I'm out of money.
Oh. I'm sorry.
You look like crap.
You know
you're the only one who
tells the truth around here.
Someone has to.
This whole thing with Luke, it just
it feels like a bad dream
that just, it never ends.
- You know?
- Yeah.
For me too.
I can't believe that actually worked.
That was such a good strategy,
both of us accusing the other.
I mean, the sheriff's hands were tied.
- I'm smarter than I look.
I've called you a lot of things,
but dumb was never on the list.
(SIGHS) My lawyer's still
waiting to get my passport back.
That's temporary.
Not once they watch Ned's footage,
see us leaving the cabin at 3:00
in the morning on New Year's.
We haven't been looking
at the full picture.
The footage doesn't just incriminate us,
it should also show who killed Luke.
Right? So we have to get
it before the sheriff does.
What are you gonna do,
break into the sheriff's
station and steal it?
Something like that.
ISABELLA: Do they have
any clue you're in there?
Not if I cover my tracks.
I never thought I'd say
this, but it's kind of hot.
(SCOFFS) Shut up.
Okay, I think this might be it.
Okay, here.
This is when I dropped you
off and went back to the party.
And that's you and Luke coming back?
MEGAN: Yeah.
And there we are leaving.
(SIGHS) But it still doesn't prove
that Luke was alive when we did.
Okay, hang on.
I think I saw something!
Holy shit. That's Steve's car.
WOMAN: Hey, you can't just
We need to talk to you.
I'm sorry, Mr. Chambers, they just
STEVE: It's okay, it's okay. I got it.
What are you doing?
You've been lying for months about
the night that Luke disappeared.
I don't know what the
hell you're talking about,
but you need to watch
your tone, young lady.
We know that you were at the
cabin early on New Year's Day.
We saw your car on the road. On
Ned's security camera footage.
That's ridiculous. I was
home that whole evening.
ISABELLA: Who was with
you who can back you up?
STEVE: I don't have to
explain myself to you.
But since we're lodging accusations,
my investigator had a very
enlightening conversation
with Trevor Cole about you.
I don't know what you're
Seems your friends
have a habit of dying.
Might want to watch your back, Megan.
We'll see what the sheriff
says about the security footage.
- If that's not Steve on the tape
- We're screwed.
We should just hold off
on talking to the sheriff
until we're sure that it's Steve.
Why wait?
We know that there's footage of us.
We don't want it to blow up in our face.
Yeah, true.
The last few days have
felt like old times.
I never got a do-over with Lisa.
But I'd like to have one with you.
You talk about our
friendship like it was this
once-in-a-lifetime, magical thing.
But all I can see is the
wreckage that came of it.
You're choosing to see it that way.
No, that's how it was.
These last few days, that was us
being in the trenches together.
That's desperation, not friendship.
I'm certainly not
gonna learn it from you.
You wouldn't know loyalty
if it bit you in the ass.
I'll get myself home.
- Shit.
- BRENT: It's over.
I mean, they are taking me down and
they're going to take
me to prison and
Keep your voice down, for crissake!
- Brent, come on.
- Dad.
No, Brent. Get ahold of yourself.
Okay, but when Sheriff Myer hears
You leave Jack to me. Okay, no
Chambers is going to jail on my watch.
- Okay?
- Maybe
Maybe it's not the worst
Cut that out!
You're feeling sorry for yourself,
it's not helping anybody.
It's certainly not gonna
bring your brother back.
Need you to figure out a way
to pull yourself together.
Right now.
DJ: Traffic and weather in five.
In local news, it's been two weeks
since the body of Luke Chambers
was found in Chatham Bay.
But authorities say
new evidence has come
forward and an arrest may be imminent.
An official statement from the
sheriff's department is expected.
We'll bring you more details
just as soon as we get them.
Coming up on KJHX, 104.2
Excuse me, have you seen the
girl who was staying here?
Um, she checked out a little while ago.
I wasn't speeding.
That's not why I pulled you over.
A tape came into my possession,
and I need you to come in and
answer some questions about it.
I don't have a lawyer anymore.
I'll follow you to the station.
JACK: Here we go.
LUKE: You shot me, you crazy bitch!
Oh, my God, you could have killed me!
Oh, my God, that's really bleeding.
Wait, that's Wait, I
That's not how it went down.
Isabella was right there next to me.
She-She's the one who shot the
gun, and I took it from her!
I don't see her on the tape.
Okay, but well, she was there.
She she must have done
something to the tape.
I Oh, my God. I
I-I don't understand, she was there.
She What are you
What are you doing?
- Megan Landry
- Wait!
I'm charging you with
the murder of Luke Chambers.
What? How?! She That doesn't
- You have the right to remain silent.
- You can't
- Anything you say can and will be
- Sheriff Myer!
You have to believe me, I didn't
kill him! You know I didn't kill him!
She did something to the footage!
JACK: You have the right to an attorney.
- Please!
- If you cannot afford an attorney,
one will be provided for you.
It wasn't me, I didn't kill him!
Please, you have to believe me!
I appreciate you keeping
me in the loop on this.
Of course.
Yeah, we will.
They just charged Megan
Landry with Luke's murder.
No. No way.
She-She didn't do anything.
I mean, we
We have to stop this, they
cannot pin this on her.
Apparently there's a videotape
of Megan holding a gun on Luke.
But she didn't kill him. I did.
This is your ticket out, right?
You get to put this behind
you forever now, this is over.
Yeah, by destroying an
innocent person's life.
I mean, Megan is one
of my oldest friends.
- I know.
- She's like family.
- She's not a Chambers.
- Luke wouldn't have wanted this.
Well, it's not my first choice either.
But Megan is the one on
that tape, not Isabella.
How could you do this to her?
How could you do this to
Debbie? This is not fair.
Fair? Fair?
Grow up.
That's not how life works.
You know, Brent,
a little gratitude wouldn't kill you.
The night of the accident
was Mom drinking?
What? What is this?
I'm just trying to understand.
So Mom was driving drunk and
and Luke shouldn't have
had to take the blame.
She was gone, Brent.
I didn't want her remembered that way.
And scandals like that
aren't good for anybody.
So you just swept it under
the rug like you always do.
What I always do is protect our family.
Unless you magically
became a public defender,
I don't think you're
allowed to be in here.
Sheriff Myer said I
could have five minutes.
Luke paged me from the dock that night.
What are you talking about?
We argued
then we started fighting,
and then he fell into the water.
And it was so dark
I-I couldn't find him.
It happened so fast.
MEGAN: I don't
I don't understand. What are you saying?
I didn't think you'd come.
It's my public service for the year.
Come on.
(STRAINING) All right.
Okay, you're good. But
what the hell happened to your ear?
Megan and Isabella, they
caught me in a bunch of lies.
(SNIFFLES) I've done a
bunch of bad shit, man.
I ruined everything with Megan.
(SCOFFS) You are so whipped.
- No, I'm not.
I'm just I'm not like you.
Do you think you're better than me?
I-I thought I was.
But now I have a sex tape, like you.
And I lie to make myself
look better, like Dad.
I-I thought playing the
sex tape at the party
was gonna be my ticket
out, but it backfired.
BRENT: Wait that was you?
I thought that it was one of yours,
but I I grabbed the wrong one.
You backstabbing little shit.
You-You're such a loser that
you can't even self-destruct
without screwing it up, that's
And you're a piece of shit.
You and Dad, you lie and you bully
- Hmm.
- and you get away with everything,
and I'm sick of it.
I've been doing it since I was
eight years old, Brent, and I'm done.
Here comes the sob story.
I am done staying quiet
lying about Mom
about the accident.
What the hell are you talking about?
You know Dad tells everyone
that she was distracted.
By me.
But we we all know
the truth, she was drunk!
- Her "iced tea" was straight vodka.
- Shut up!
It was your fault.
- You got her killed.
- That is bullshit.
- You know that's not true
- Shut up!
It's cold, I wanna jet.
Luke! Stop
Stop screwing around.
Luke! Luke.
Luke? Luke!
- It was an accident.
- BRENT: No, no.
No, it was my fault.
My dad (SNIFFLES) he
He tried to cover it up?
He wanted to put the
blame on somebody else,
whether it was Ned or
Isabella, it didn't matter.
You know, he just
he just wanted to take
the heat off of me.
You put the money in the cabin?
No one else was supposed to get hurt.
I just I-I really thought
(SNIFFLES) that it
would go away, unsolved.
(SNIFFLES) Why are you
telling me all of this now?
Because I'm not gonna let
you take the fall for this.
Luke really loved you.
I'm so sorry.
OFFICER: You go around the back!
OFFICER: Barrington County
Sheriff's Department!
Open the door!
MAN: Ladies and
gentlemen, good afternoon.
This is the captain speaking.
Flight time will be nine
hours and 40 minutes.
Make yourselves comfortable,
and I do hope you enjoy your flight.
WOMAN: Escaping?
Excuse me?
Getting home or going away?
Oh, no, I was just, uh
I was just here for a
year with my best friend.
Yeah. She lives in this
gorgeous town on the water.
It's like a postcard.
That's cool.
Yeah. Yeah, I mean, it was incredible.
My friend Megan's like crazy smart.
She's fun, super loyal.
She's everything you could
ask for in a best friend.
Will she be meeting you in Ibiza?
Uh, no. No, not right away.
She has, like, school and stuff.
Have you been to Ibiza before?
No, but I hear it's great.
Ibiza can be tricky.
You're gonna want a partner in crime.
I'd be happy to be your party guide.
That's so nice of you.
Mm-hmm. Of course.
I love making new friends.
I'm Michelle, by the way.
I'm Lisa.
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