Day of the Dead (2021) s01e06 Episode Script

The Lady Birders of Nepa

Previously on Day of the Dead.
They're eating our guests.
Mom! We have to get out of here.
Come on! Let's go! I parked out back! I know you.
You're that junkie.
You're a shitty excuse for a doctor, you know that? Right there.
Okay, send out an EBS, you text everyone, tell them go to the old Paymart.
We could lock this place down, keep everybody safe until help comes.
She's playing around with things she doesn't understand.
Death is no longer the end.
You ignorant prick.
It's okay.
It's okay.
We're going to get you help.
Can this jalopy go any faster? You didn't wanna go to Paymart and now you're in a rush to get there? Make up your mind, Herb.
Well, forgive me for feeling uncomfortable having my life in your hands.
You weren't complaining when I saved your ass - back at the country club.
- Both of you just stop.
This woman is a criminal.
She almost cost me my medical license! Herb, she told you to stop! Oh, my God, Mom.
Please, please tell me you're still stuck in Florida.
No, Mom, please! Stay there! Don't come here! No, I know I was pressuring you to come, but something terrible has happened.
Just where you are.
The wedding's done.
No, we didn't have it without you.
- That's not what happened.
- Stop! Help! - Stop! - Shit! Stop! Please help.
My sister, we were out birding, Mindy and I, when Oh, Jesus! - It hurts so bad.
- Alright.
Mindy, just try and relax, okay? I'm a doctor.
How did this happen? Mindy heard something in the bushes and then he was just there.
It was so awful.
We started to run when we saw his his He had his thing out.
His his thing? You know what I'm talking about.
Those perverts and their things they're so proud of.
I tripped trying to get away.
My God, I can still hear it slapping against his thighs as he was chasing us.
We have to get out of here.
He's still out there.
I can't do anything here.
Amy! Get back in the damn car! What's going on? I have to get her to Paymart.
Paymart? That place shut down.
Didn't you guys get the alert? Okay, yeah, we'll be safe there.
From the perverts? - No, from the zomb - Yes.
Yes, the perverts.
You'll be safe from the perverts.
There he is! Ugh, really? Oh, my God.
Holy shit.
Zombie dick.
Everybody in the car! Hey, hey, hey! What the hell?! - Where are you going? - Wait! Oh, fuck! Shit! Hey! Forget about the damn shoe! Mom and I bought these shoes together.
Now she's gone.
I'm not leaving the shoe! You sons of bitches! You ruined everything! This was supposed to be the happiest day of my life! She's losing it.
Everybody I loved was in there! They're all dead now.
Alright, look.
What happened sucks, and I know I know it sucks.
But we're not safe here.
Oh, Jesus.
Will you stop babying her? Hey, you.
You listen to me.
I am not gonna sit here and die because you can't act like an adult.
Now, get up off your ass and move! There, you see? You just have to know how to talk to her.
Dad! Please, I I just need more time.
I understand, but I've discovered something.
Some something something miraculous.
I don't care what you tell them, just don't let them do anything without me.
They've waited this long they can wait another 24 hours.
You and I have work to do.
Alright, you boys know how to use those? Good.
Now, get out front.
You keep an eye on that parking lot.
Paula? Are you crazy, handing out guns? Someone's gonna get hurt.
People are already getting hurt.
I'm giving them a fighting chance.
You can't just create a militia.
The hell I can't.
Take a look at the Second Amendment sometime.
This isn't about politics.
What's happening out there is is bigger than our election.
Oh, ho, ho! Oh, that is really something coming from you.
You threatened to destroy my family if I didn't step down, so you can kiss my ass.
This town needs a leader with a cool head, not one telling teenagers to shoot on site.
My husband Trey and I, we were attacked by those creatures.
My campaign manager was brutally murdered, and my son, my only child, was almost taken from us.
Now, I will not stand by and let a single member of this community go through that.
If we are going to survive this day, we need to stand together.
We need to fight together! Luke, wait.
Imagine how good her speech would have been if I had actually died.
I bet part of her wishes that I did.
Don't say that, that's not fair.
You know we're just props to her, right? We're just supposed to stand around and nod like a couple of assholes.
You know, at least I stand up to her every once in a while.
What do you do? You just sneak around, screwing Nicole 'cause you're too scared to say anything.
It's pathetic.
You're pathetic.
Dad, are you okay? Yeah.
Jai! Oh, you've gotta be kidding me.
Y'all need a lift to the Paymart? Bobby fucking Hart.
I think I missed it.
Missed a stud or something.
Hey, hey, Lauren! Oh, my God, I'm so glad you're safe.
And Jai and you guys.
It's pretty bad out there, man.
- Are you okay? - Yeah.
- It's good to see you.
- You too, man.
So? I was so worried about you.
You were? I mean, I saved your ass this morning, so I'd be pretty pissed if you bit it the minute I let you out of my sight.
We kind of saved each other's asses, but whatever.
Well, I'm glad you're safe.
You find your dad? No.
He's probably passed out somewhere, sleeping through this whole thing.
He'll turn up.
In the meantime, while you're here, why not check out Paymart's extensive menswear department? Maybe you can ditch the cargo shorts.
Oh, yeah? Lauren.
Come on, we need help in the infirmary.
Why me? If you can sew up a corpse, you can suture a live person.
Come on.
Hell yeah, that's what I'm talking about.
Let's re-kill these undead fuckers.
Bobby Hart.
You're Jerry's grandson, aren't you? He was my Peepaw, yeah.
I'm sorry to hear he passed.
He was a hell of a Peepaw.
Listen, Bobby, before you go out there blasting folks, I I want you to think about something.
Your grandpa could be one of those people out there.
Nah, he's pinned to the floor of the funeral home.
Those things out there, they used to be people.
People we know.
Our neighbors, our friends, our our Peepaws.
We don't even know what's causing this.
What if there's a cure? What if it's only temporary? We need to help them and not destroy them.
Are we the type of people who would slaughter their own out of fear? You wouldn't shoot your poor old Peepaw, Bobby, would you? Fuck no, I would not.
That's some nice stitch work.
It's definitely weird doing this on someone who's still alive.
Because I'm not a doctor.
I'd be way more comfortable doing this on you if you were dead.
No one's gonna die.
You're fine.
Lauren, why don't you, uh, go check on the next patient? Okay.
Whatever you say, Doc.
What? I knew you were soft, but, uh Christ.
No fucking way! You left us out there to die! I'm sorry, I panicked.
Please, you've gotta help my sister.
It's okay.
Don't worry.
Of course we'll help you.
You're hurting her.
I know.
I'm sorry.
I'm just trying to get a better understanding of your sister's condition.
Lauren, can you take her away from here, please? I'm not leaving! Cindy, please, just just let him work.
Come on.
- Go.
- Yeah.
I know you're in pain, but I'm gonna help you, I promise.
You do realize the only thing keeping her alive is that stick? You try to remove it, she'll bleed out in 30 seconds.
- You don't know that.
- And neither do you! Not without an ultrasound.
Now, I've been a physician longer than you've been alive and I can tell a lost cause when I see one.
Now, you wanna help this woman? Treat her pain and let her die with dignity.
Focus your efforts on people you can actually save.
Maybe you've been doing this job too long.
Our job is to save every single patient, no matter how dire the prognosis.
Now, that doesn't make me soft, it makes me a goddamn doctor.
There used to be a pharmacy here.
See if you can find anything, any kind of pain medication.
Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, anything strong.
Even if it's expired.
This woman is gonna need it.
You want me to find pain meds? What, you've got a problem with that? Or do you want to trick Jai into writing a prescription again? Kiss my ass.
Shopping? Oh, yeah.
Lauren's always giving me a hard time about my cargo shorts, so Right.
I don't really think the shorts are the issue, man.
Hey, this shit's crazy, right? Yeah.
Still not convinced it's not all a bad dream.
Wanna take a cut at it? Yes or no? - Alright.
- Alright.
There you are.
I thought I was having a bad day.
Did the wedding even happen? What do you think? You know, you might have dodged a bullet there.
It's supposed to be the happiest day of your life, but one day you're gonna wake up and you're married to the mayor, your son hates you, and the guy you were 22 years ago wouldn't give you the time of day.
Something on your mind? Okay, let's see what you remember.
Hey, look.
- Hey, what's this? - What is this? What about this? You know what this is? Dammit! What? Yes.
That's yours.
That's yours.
You remember! You remember! Maybe you are in there after all.
I don't care about flooding in Pittsburgh! I need help here! This is a natural disaster! It's an unnatural disaster! I've got some boys armed and headed out front to watch the perimeter, but they aren't exactly Navy Seals.
Any word on the backup? Goddammit.
Assholes! National Guard's a no go.
Oh, Jesus.
Then what're we gonna do? Dig in.
Make a stand here.
Try to save as many people as possible.
Make sure your boys are locked and loaded.
I'll call the troopers again, try and see if I can light a fire under their asses.
Can I borrow your phone? Looks like someone beat me to it.
Hey, assholes.
I haven't seen you in 90 days.
And then I lost it.
Cried like a baby right in front of him.
Luke was right.
I am pathetic.
What about you? Huh? Trey, you just told me your whole life story from everyone else's point of view but yours.
Paula did, Nicole said, Luke told me What about you? Where are you in all of this? I don't know.
I mean, Paula says I don't care what Paula says.
What would you say if you didn't have all these other voices in your head? I don't know.
Well If you ever met my dad, you'd know that I come from some pretty controlling people.
And a few years back I was feeling so frustrated, so constricted, I I felt like I couldn't even breathe.
You know what I did? I signed up for Krav Maga.
What's that? You know, the Israeli art of kicking the shit out of people? Okay, I know it's random, but, I mean, just having that little piece of control made me feel like I could start taking the power back in the rest of my life.
No shit.
No shit.
Now probably isn't the best time to start martial arts classes, is it? Yeah, well, that was my thing.
You gotta find your own thing.
And it doesn't need to be a class.
It can be a moment, or a feeling.
Anything that can be yours.
And I promise you, when you find it, you'll be back in charge of your own life.
I'm gonna do it.
I'm gonna own my life! - Thank you, Amy.
- Yeah.
That was Oh That was Damn! Now all we gotta do is live long enough for you to do it.
What the hell is this? Why aren't you outside? I won't do it, Mayor.
I ain't shooting my Peepaw.
Not for you, not for nobody.
- What the - I had a little talk with the boys.
We've decided to take a different approach.
We are going to trap those folks humanely.
Are you shitting me?! You've seen what those monsters can do! You're gonna get us all killed! - Well, that's your opinion.
- Hey! Hey! You listen to me, Parker! This election, it's not happening, okay, not today.
Now is not the time for some sort of a power grab! This is life and death! And that's where we've always differed, isn't it, Paula? You focus on death, I focus on life.
You see them as things, but we see them as our friends and our families.
Do you even have a brain left in that balding head of yours? Huh? Or is it just a bunch of liberal bullshit floating around in oat milk? Come on, everybody.
Let's get those nets ready and save some lives.
Hell yeah! You're still you.
The virus hasn't erased you.
Death hasn't erased you.
But I have to be sure.
I have to be.
I have to be sure you're still in there.
Help! Help! Help me! Help! Oh, geez.
Where the hell have you been? A fish finder.
It's nowhere near as precise, but functionally it's not that different from an ultrasound machine.
It should give us a pretty decent idea of the severity of Mindy's condition.
You're out of your mind.
Yeah, well, at least I'm doing something.
She's getting worse.
Please help her.
That's exactly what I'm gonna do.
Alright, I'm gonna need someone to hold her still.
- Where's Lauren? - I sent her off to the pharmacy to get pain medicine.
I figured she'd know what to look for.
Jesus Christ, can you not be an asshole for one minute? Hey, I'd rather be an asshole than a naive little boy.
You're so desperate to impress your patients you can't even tell when you're being scammed by a drug addict.
But she saw.
Lauren saw your weakness.
She batted her eyelashes and out comes your prescription pad.
You didn't have to call the police.
She didn't have to go to jail.
We could have helped her.
- What's wrong? - Hold her steady.
What's happening? We need to get that stick out! Now! - Didn't swipe any, did you? - Fuck you.
Herb, what the hell? Lauren, I need your help.
It's okay.
It's okay.
Oh, please! What are you doing? Please, stop! Please, stop.
Lauren, I need gauze, now! We need gauze! Yeah.
Anybody! Anybody! Help! Help!! I've been trying to help you! I'm trying Stop! Look, look, look! Dammit.
Dammit! - Hey, bub.
- And don't forget, - if you get into trouble - Look.
- just pass it to Luke.
- Hey.
Mom, will you make him stop.
Don't post this.
Don't worry, I won't share it.
You better not.
I knew it.
I knew it.
I'm so glad to see you.
Have you have you been drinking? Uh Yeah, um I mean I was talking to Trey Bowman, the mayor's husband - and - Amy, are you kidding me? I'm over here trying to save people and you're having a a party? Okay, whoa, we were just talking.
He's in a pretty dark place.
He is? You know that woman we found on the side of the road? The one with a branch in her side? She's dead, Amy.
Oh, God.
I That's that's awful, I She was seizing and, uh I had to do something.
I really, really thought I could save her.
Don't blame yourself.
Like, you can't save everybody.
What kind of doctor would I be if I didn't try, huh? Oh, yeah, that's right.
I'd be your dad.
I can't believe I almost married you today.
What the hell is that supposed to mean? Ever since we got engaged, I felt like I wasn't good enough for you.
Like I wasn't good enough to be a part of your family.
But today, with your dad waving that prenup in my face, I realized you don't think I'm good enough.
I Jai, please You deserved better than this.
But shit's pretty fucked up right now.
Why is this happening? Why us? Why here? I don't wanna die.
Not like this.
Maybe you're one of the lucky ones.
There you are.
Listen, we need to talk.
I've been doing some thinking on the state of our relationship Oh, man.
You haven't dipped since college.
Trey, what do you want? The way you treat me? The way you take me for granted? It isn't okay.
I'm a person.
I'm a man, Paula.
You need to start treating me like one.
We are not doing this.
We have no police force.
No outside help.
And that idiot, Pops Parker, has managed to convince everyone in here that those monsters are their long lost family members.
So now I have to convince a store full of morons that those things are actually dangerous! No! No! It's always about you and your problems and what you need.
This is about us.
We had a real marriage once and I'm gonna fight to get that back.
I am more than the guy who holds your purse.
I'm your goddamn husband and this family is my Krav Maga.
What are you even That tasted like absolute ass.
Hey, sweetie.
You know, you're not always right all the time.
You know that? I was right about that patient and I am right about Jai.
He's a nice kid, yeah.
Might even make a decent husband.
But you deserve more than nice and decent.
I hoped you'd see that.
My whole life I worshipped you.
I wanted to be just like you.
And you know what the worst part is? I think I am.
Amy! She wasn't just my sister, she was my best friend.
We lived together, we went birding together, and after Mother died, we only had each other.
Now who do I have? Oh, no, no.
You have us.
We're not just your neighbors, Cindy.
We're your family.
We look after each other.
We take care of each other, and that's exactly what we're gonna do today.
Have you seen Jai? Not for a while.
Can you believe this guy? It's the damn apocalypse and he's still running for mayor.
It's up to us right here and now to decide what kind of town we want to be.
A town that rules with fear and violence, or a town that leads with strength and compassion.
Let us not go out there and kill those people.
Let us go out there and save them.
Mindy! Is that you? She's one of them things.
Oh, shit.
Oh, no, no, no.
It's okay, it's okay.
No, no, no, no, no.
It's it's it's okay.
We don't want to hurt you, it's it's just, um that's right, you you are fine.
You are our friend.
You see? They can be saved.
Get it off me! Get it off me!! Somebody help me! Get a gun and shoot this fucking thing! - No! - Kill it! Everybody, stand back! Get off of him! Trey! Trey, get outta there! No! It's okay, Paula.
I got this one.
Move! Move! Get off! Get off! What the hell was that? Oh! Oh, Trey.
Did I get her? Yeah.
Yeah, you got her.
You saved us.
You're a hero.
Tr Trey Where the hell did she come from? So now I have to convince a store full of morons that those things are actually dangerous!
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