Day of the Dead (2021) s01e02 Episode Script


Previously, on "Day of The Dead" Someone’s gonna have to go down there.
Blackwood! McDermott.
Got a call from the Cleargenix drill site.
I need you to go take a look.
Got a call about a body? Can you get me down in that hole? I sent you home.
I’m still here! Sweetheart? It would be unfortunate if the mayor’s son got caught drinking under age with his dickhead friends.
I’m in a very tight race.
One of the cornerstones of my campaign is open carry.
Let’s do this.
Your wife is right in the next booth.
I am getting married today and it would mean an awful lot if you and dad could be there.
I do not know how you work with dead bodies.
I’ll be taking care of your grandfather’s service today.
Lauren, the dead‐ Not dead anymore.
Get in the basement! Nothing can get in.
Unless they’re already here.
What kind of funeral home are you running here? I told mama we should have gone to Boltman Brothers Mortuary.
They got a coupon and everything.
Those meat lockers only open from the outside.
As long as no one touches them we should be fine.
Not crazy about the "should be" in that statement? What do you want from me, Cam? My first solo funeral has kind of gone off the rails, here.
I can’t get through to the cops.
I can’t even get a signal.
It’s this goddamn basement.
Holy shit, did one of those things bite you? It’s fine.
I’m fine.
You’re right, you’re right.
Zombie bites only turn people into zombies in the movies.
She’s gonna turn into a zombie? I’m not gonna turn into a zombie.
That’s what I said.
Besides, she would have to die first.
I’m not gonna turn into one of those things.
Well, if you feel like you suddenly wanna eat us definitely say something first.
She’s gonna eat us now?! No! No, no, no, no.
She’s gonna say something and then we can shoot her in the head.
I’ll shoot her.
Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah! Why do you have a gun at a funeral? I ain’t taking any chances.
I’m gonna shoot her.
You don’t have to do that.
Yeah, we‐ we can just stop the virus from spreading to the rest of her body.
Ok, what‐ like, what? We cut off her arm or something? Do not cut off my arm.
I could suck the poison out.
I’d rather you cut off my arm.
Jesus, Dale! What did you do? Man, nothing.
It stopped.
DAY OF THE DEAD Season 01 Episode 02 Episode Title: "Chum" Aired on: October 22, 2021.
Come in.
Oh, I knew this was gonna happen, Dr.
I’ve told you a million times, I cannot run away with you.
Do you mind? We got your test results back, Miriam.
Well, they gotta be bad if you’re here on your wedding day.
Um What’re we talking? Six months? Three months? Look, we do have options.
There’s targeted chemo, stem cell therapy, experimental trials.
It’s‐ No, I’m not doing any of that.
I’m 88 years old.
How much more time do I need? You can’t just give up.
Oh, my goodness.
Come on.
Live a little.
I don’t wanna spend the last three months of my life feeling like shit, and praying that some experimental therapy is gonna let me see 89.
I’m ready to say goodbye.
Especially to this place.
The food here sucks.
McDermott! Trey, would you hurry up? I wanna hit the polling place at First Baptist before noon.
They have some new booths I’d love to check out.
I don’t know if I can vote again that soon.
Oh shit.
She’s poisoning our water! This came out of my tap! I wouldn’t give this to my dog! Listen, listen, folks.
I hear what you’re saying.
You feel powerless, you feel ignored Paula.
My friends, you can bring real change to Mawinhakin, and all you gotta do is vote.
Yeah! Pops? Hey.
What do you think you’re doing? You know there are laws against campaigning at a polling place.
I’m not telling them who to vote for.
Besides, someone has to calm them down.
They’re very angry.
Take a look at this.
How much are they paying you to defile our land? Defile our land? Cleargenix is the only thing bringing jobs into this town.
Jobs that pay taxes that pay for our schools so your kids can grow up and make something of themselves.
Hey man, you gotta talk some sense into your wife here.
What did you say? I’m the mayor.
He’s the husband.
You know what? Maybe you should go out and get one of those jobs I was talking about instead of standing here whining like a snowflake! Ok.
We are all very passionate about our beliefs and that’s what makes a democracy great.
Thank you for expressing your opinion.
God bless America.
We need to find a back way out of here.
Can you believe that prick? This place would be a ghost town if it wasn’t for me.
- Paula, I don’t appreciate‐ - Talk sense into your wife? Like, what can you do? Now, see, that’s what I mean.
It just devalues me, that’s all.
But you are the husband, Trey.
I’m the one who busted my ass to become mayor.
The first female one in the history of this town, I might add.
When Pay‐mart shut down I’m the one who brought in Cleargenix, and when all those sheep are down there stuffing their faces at the new Ruby Tuesday’s, who do you think they’re gonna thank, huh? You? I’m just asking for a little respect.
Trey, try growing some balls and maybe people will respect you.
Nicole, where the hell are we? I’m sorry, I thought there’d be an exit in here! Jesus Christ, do I have to do everything? You are an evil woman! This town’s blood is on your hands! No! Buddy? You ok? Man of honor.
It’s‐ it’s weird, right? Man of honor? I’m‐ is‐ is it weird or am I weird for thinking it’s weird? I know a lot of women who ask their gay friends to be man of honor.
Yeah, but that’s the thing, though, Shawn is straight.
Ok, a little unusual.
But nothing to worry about.
And Amy’s ex‐boyfriend from high school.
Oh, honey.
See? I knew it.
No, he’s‐ he’s just so involved with the wedding and always around.
You should have seen the shower he threw her.
It was I’m so sorry.
I shouldn’t be bothering you with this.
Yeah, you’re right.
You should go back to talking about my terminal cancer.
Have you talked to Amy about Shawn? No, no.
She’s just so stressed out from the wedding it would just upset her.
Plus I still haven’t found a way to tell her that my parents might not even make it here on time.
Fisher, you came in here, looked me in the eye and told me I got less than six months to live, but you’re afraid to tell your fiancé that your parents’ flight is delayed? I’m not afraid to tell her.
Well, good.
What you’re asking is not a big deal.
If she’s any kind of woman worth marrying she’ll understand.
- Thanks, cuz.
- Thanks, man.
We’re gonna be fucking heroes when we show up with this thing.
Alright, lift this thing up.
Alright, lifting.
Alright, lift it up.
- I’m lifting, man.
- Okay, okay.
Man, let’s just get your cousin to help us with this thing.
Yeah, ask the guy who just literally risked his job to get us this keg illegally, and now tell him to put it in the car.
Man, stop whining.
Lift at your nuts.
Whoo! See? Now that’s what I’m talking about.
That’s how you kick off senior skip day.
We got a keg, a party in the woods, and if you get enough beers in her, Julie might let you have sex with her.
Dude, don’t be gross.
And by the way, we have had sex.
We have.
I said ok.
Why are you saying it like you don’t believe it? ’Cause that’s exactly how I meant it.
You can’t be here.
Jesus, Jai, you’re not supposed to see me.
I know, I know.
I’m sorry.
I just uh I need to talk to you.
Ok, well just call me or text me, but you have to leave.
We have to delay the wedding.
What? Look, just for a few hours.
Look, my parents, they’re stuck in Florida, there’s been a tropical storm Oh, my god.
I knew it.
This is so your mother.
Amy, she can’t control the weather.
No, but she could have flown in at the beginning of the week like we asked her to.
Instead she has to go make my day all about her.
That is not what she’s doing.
I’ll just‐ I’ll call the club to see if we can start later.
No, no, no.
We’ll add a cocktail hour.
No, no, no, no.
We are getting married at 4:30 whether your parents are here or not.
I can’t do that.
Baby, I know, ok? I’m sorry.
This totally sucks and I want your parents to be here, too.
But everything’s already been booked for this afternoon and it’s gonna be really expensive if we try and change it and Daddy’s paying for the wedding.
I mean, he’s already given us so much.
This house, your job.
Think about it.
We never would have even met if he hadn’t brought you into his practice.
I’d hate to ask for more.
Wouldn’t you? Yeah, yeah, you’re right.
I mean, they should have got here earlier.
We can always show them the video, right? Yeah.
I’m so glad we talked about this.
Ok, well, now get outta here.
You’re breaking the rules, mister.
I am in control of my life by the choices I make.
I am in control of my life by the choices I make.
I am in control of my life by the choices I make.
We can’t let it out! No shit we can’t let it out! You son of a bitch! No one else open one of these.
This is not the way this funeral was supposed to go.
I wanna talk to Lazlo right now.
Be my guest.
He’s right down here.
Holy sh Alright, look.
I don’t know why, I don’t know how.
But the dead are coming back to life and they’re trying to kill us.
We need to stop yelling at each other and figure out how to get the hell outta here.
Uh, did anybody see what happened to the arm? There! What do we do? You’ve got a gun, dumbass! Shoot it! This is a high‐stress situation! I don’t appreciate you calling me names.
Give me that! Jai! There he is.
Just gonna start getting dressed.
Getting dressed? What’re you talking about? The wedding’s not for two hours.
In this country‐ I am from this country.
Women take hours to get ready.
Men play golf.
I don’t know.
If Amy finds out Ah, what’s she gonna say? You’re out playing a quick nine with your future father‐in‐law.
She can’t get mad at that.
Ah, really, Herb.
I don’t think it’s‐ I’m not asking you, son.
Now, come on.
Are you sure this is it? Where are all the other cars? Ok, look.
Can you at least act like you’ve been to a party before? You know if cars were lined up down this road cops would be on our asses right now.
Ok, so should I move my car? Would you stop talking about the parking? Ok, you know what, look.
See that trail right there? Uh‐huh.
If we follow that it’ll take us straight to the lake.
The lake’s over there.
Oh, I knew that.
What? I knew that.
No, I believe you.
You gonna help me with this, or what? Come on.
I don’t feel like you’re lifting, man.
I’m lifting.
- I really don’t think so.
- I am lifting.
Come on, man.
Quit messing around.
This isn’t funny.
Trey, he’s dead! You killed him! Oh god.
I thought he was pulling a gun.
Why’d you fire in the air? ’Cause I didn’t wanna shoot him! So you were gonna let him shoot me? It was‐ it was water.
It was just water.
He didn’t deserve to die for that.
Nicole, get it together! We are gonna get out of this, ok? I am not losing this election because my idiot husband murdered a man! It was an accident! I was just trying to scare him.
I am not a murderer! I’m just gonna turn myself in.
I’ve never been in trouble in my life, not even a speeding ticket.
What’s the worst it can be? Involuntary manslaughter.
I’m a white guy.
I’ll be out in 18 months.
You’ll wait for me, won’t you? Yes.
- What? - What? I mean, no one’s going to jail.
We can spin this.
We just have to hide the body until the election’s over.
There’s lots of boxes in here.
We could put him in a box! We are not putting him in a box, Trey! Who told you to shut down? Hey, Rhodes.
There’s a cop down there! You keep that drill going you’re gonna kill him! I’m going down there.
The hell you are! Looks like you folks are having quite the morning.
Which one of you is Rhodes? I am.
Who are you? I’m Dr.
Corporate sent me.
Careful, might get some dust on those fancy shoes of yours.
Honestly, I wasn’t expecting to come to a drill site today, but when the company has to call the mayor to get the police to back off, well, it raises some eyebrows.
This is a misunderstanding.
We’ve got this all under control.
He’s lying.
There’s not just a cop down there.
There’s something else.
Blackwood, I’m handling this.
Not anymore.
Raise the drill.
Let’s find out what’s going on here.
Hey! My Peepaw gave that to me when I was seven! Bobby, we gotta go! Oh, shit! Come on! Go! Get out of here! Go, go, go!!! Guys! Bobby! Bobby! Bobby! Bobby! Help me! Help me! We got you, buddy! We got you.
We got him.
We got him.
Uh, Cam? Gross! Where’s Dale? Is he ok? right out the side door.
Let’s just go.
We can’t just leave these people.
Yes, we can.
They’re horrible.
They bring guns to funerals.
Guns they got when they were seven years old.
Lauren, these people are victims of a political system that preys on their prejudices.
It uses them for their vote then it abandons them to big corporations that profit off their misery.
It’s not their fault they’re uneducated white trash.
Uneducated? I’ll have you know Dale had a PhD in sociology.
Oh, great.
The moron that let the zombies out was the smartest one.
Lauren! Listen up, everyone.
We’re getting outta here.
It’s ok.
You’re gonna be ok.
I’m a doctor.
It’s not human.
It should be dead.
It should be should We need to figure out what the hell that thing down there is.
Sarah, right? You saved that man’s life.
I know it can’t be easy standing up to assholes like Rhodes.
I met plenty of guys like him in the service.
He’s not as tough as he thinks he is.
You’ve been through a lot today.
Take some time off, with pay.
Just get some rest.
But I‐ I promise.
We’re securing the site, no more drilling.
The right people are in control now.
This is bullshit! I wanna talk to my union rep! Shut up.
You have monumentally screwed up here.
Assault? Attempted murder? Oh, don’t worry.
I’m gonna give you a chance to fix it.
You make sure she doesn’t tell anyone about what happened here today.
Yes, ma’am.
Whew! You’ve got a heck of a swing there, kid.
If only you could hit it where you wanted to.
Listen, Herb, I uh I really should be getting back.
You know, Jai, when I interviewed you I didn’t know I was hiring my son‐in‐law.
I mean if I did, I’d be asking a lot tougher questions.
But now that I see that this marriage is actually gonna happen, well, I’ve been doing some thinking.
I know that the plan was for me to retire and hand off the practice to you, but I’m‐ I’m thinking I’m gonna stay on.
Oh for uh, for how long? Oh, I don’t know.
’Til I die.
Why are you telling me about this right now? Today? Well, I just wanna make sure you know that if you’re marrying my daughter for my practice you still have time to get out.
That is not why I’m marrying her.
Then you won’t mind signing a prenup.
You’ve gotta be kidding me, man.
Jai, you’re a fine doctor.
You might even make a good husband.
But after what happened last year there’s no way that I’m leaving my legacy to you.
Now I want that signed before the I do’s.
And don’t forget to return my driver when you’re done.
Man, why don’t we just leave this thing, go find the party and bring some people back to help us? The whole point is to arrive with it.
It’s like you don’t want to get laid.
Why are you so obsessed with my sex life? Ha! Sex life? I swear to god, Bowman, sometimes I feel like you’re still a virgin.
You know, screw you, Trent.
Holy shit, you are.
Yeah, fine! So what? Then why did you tell me that you nailed Julie? Because you’re always asking me about it.
You’re all over me all the time.
You never shut up about it.
Ok, whatever.
You can be a virgin.
It’s cool.
I mean, it’s not cool, but I guess it is, you know, for you.
It’s not just that.
I almost got caught stealing beer this morning.
I didn’t even wanna do it but I had your voice in my head going "come on, dude, don’t be such a pussy".
And then my mom comes in and she’s like "do you have any idea what it would be like "if the mayor’s son got caught drinking?" So I put it back.
But she knows I tried to take it so she’s disappointed in me.
And, you know, I didn’t take it so you’re disappointed in me.
Man, I’m just so tired of not living up to other people’s expectations.
You know what? It’s my bad, ok? It’s my bad.
I’m the bad friend.
I’m the bad friend.
My bad.
I apologize.
Let’s just get to this party.
Ok, I will help.
I’ll help you.
Ok, stop.
Come on, where are you? Dammit.
Uh hello? Hey, you uh, you haven’t happened to see a driver around here, have you? Uh hello? Great.
This is uh, this is perfect.
No, no, no.
Hey Uh, excuse me.
You, um, you don’t happen to know the way back to the golf course, do you? I’m kinda supposed to be getting married and uh, I’m a little lost.
What?! What are you doing?! A movie is now starting This is never gonna work.
Just because it’s election day doesn’t mean I don’t have time to take care of our seniors.
Let’s get you some air.
Nicole, bring the car around.
Why my car? Because we brought the damn truck and we can’t drive around town with a dead asshole in the bed.
Oh, dammit.
Mayor Bowman.
Who you got there? Get rid of it.
Where? Anywhere.
Everyone’s half dead around here, anyway.
Just stash him somewhere.
You wouldn’t be trying to sway a voter, would you? Oh, no.
Just being nice.
You know, not everything is about votes.
Now, you know I know that’s some bullshit.
Ok, Dad.
Here we are.
Look at that.
They’ve got your favorite show on.
That one that you like.
So much.
Well, I better get going.
Dad, don’t be like that.
I know, I should visit you more while you’re alive and healthy and breathing.
Trey, come on! See you next week, Dad.
Love you.
Oh, you don’t have to say it back.
I know.
You sure this is gonna work? Yeah, I ran it through a computer simulation and it worked 100 percent of the time.
You could have just said "I don’t know".
Let’s do this.
Go, go, go, go! I’m sorry.
I’m going as fast as I can.
I’ve never carried a body before.
Why do I have to do the part with the guts? Because it was my idea.
Did‐ did you just puke in my hearse? Yeah! I’m not sorry about it, either! A finger Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.
They stopped following us.
Hey, over here! Hey! Get off! Get away!!! Go! Drive! Woo! It worked! It worked! You got a little barf on your face there.
Did I get it? Yeah, you got it.
Whew! This shit’s gonna be all foam by the time we get there.
Man, where is this party? I don’t get it.
Kyle said it was right by the lake.
Man, this lake is huge.
You know, I’m not feeling your tone right now, ok? I’m the one who got the beer.
I’m the one who heard about the party.
All you’ve done is bitch.
You’re right, man.
I’m sorry.
I could have sworn it was around here.
Maybe the Enfields got ’em.
What the hell’s an Enfield? You know, the Enfields.
You know, the story about the lake.
You know, like, back in the old days, pioneer times.
There was a river that went through here? The settlers built a town next to the river.
They lived there for like 100 years.
And then in the 1920’s the government wanted to dam the river to make a lake.
So this one family, this really weird family, the Enfields, refused to leave.
They fought with the government and it got really bad and people died and they still wouldn’t leave.
So the government said screw it and they built the dam anyway, and even as the valley flooded the Enfields still wouldn’t leave, and they stayed in their homes even as the waters rushed in around them.
They’d rather die than leave their houses.
And people say that somewhere deep at the bottom of the lake, in the darkness, the Enfields are still there.
And legend has it that on the light of a full moon, just below the surface, you can see the Enfields waiting there, calling you to join them.
- Oh! - Oh!! Oh I am not going to apologize for speaking the truth.
This town is on the wrong path.
If we keep worrying about trigger warnings and micro aggressions and safe spaces how are we supposed to tackle real problems like unemployment and drug abuse, huh? We can’t just hug those things away.
What the heck is going on? Pops is pushing all her buttons and she’s falling for it.
We have to get him outta here.
I know, Trey.
Listen, I appreciate your passion, I know you care about this town, but the way you go about fixing things is wrong.
It’s hateful, it’s dangerous, and I won’t stand for it.
Well, you’re gonna have to, Pops, because the polls have me up by five.
Well, now, here is the thing about that.
You are gonna drop out of the race.
What have you been smoking, old man? That’s never gonna happen.
I think it is.
You have until 4:30 to concede the race or I go public.
Trey, Nicole.
You folks have yourselves a wonderful day.
- Paula? - What’d he say? What does Pops know? Where did you put the body? Relax, it’s safe.
He’s in the TV room.
Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! 911 what is your emergency? Yeah, I need to report a what the hell do I call this? Zombie apocalypse? I am not saying zombie apocalypse, they’ll hang up on me.
Hello? Hello? Assholes! It’s fine.
It’s gonna be fine.
I know.
’Cause if you were gonna turn into one of those things you probably would have started to by now, right? Ok.
If you do start to turn, what do you want me to do? Hey! Hey! Hey!
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