Goosebumps (2023) s01e03 Episode Script

The Cuckoo Clock of Doom

You're better off staying
far away from this.
Far away from what?
- Get away from him!
- Get back!
I said get off!
Previously on Goosebumps
James still hasn't asked Sam out.
Okay, what is taking you so long?
- 'Sup?
- 'Sup?
So Mom's not coming home
from Seattle this weekend?
Why doesn't she wanna spend her birthday
with her daughter and her
husband like a normal mom?
Hey, Margot
Give this photo to Isaiah.
Ask him if he recognizes this kid.
I saw him on the football field.
I'm pretty sure that's Harold Biddle.
I'm telling you, he's back.
And I think he's
coming for our children.
James! That is not funny!
That wasn't me.
You didn't do that?
- Isaiah?
- Isaiah!
- Isaiah!
- What if he's hurt?
I'm trying!
Oh, you found the fuse box?
Uh, no, it wasn't down there.
Well, it works now, so
let's finish setting up
before everyone gets here. At nine.
Punctuality isn't weird!
You guys are weird.
I'm normal.
It's cool to be on time.
Hey, James, are you okay?
You're not looking so hot.
I think I blacked out.
Yeah, it looks like you
have a contusion going.
- You all right?
- Do you wanna sit this one out?
Or do you wanna show everybody
how a Sexy Cat gets down?
- Meow.
- Mm-hmm.
- No, but for real. You okay?
- Dude, am I okay?
- Sexy Cat came to party.
- Damn straight.
Also my mom totally
helped me into this thing,
so you're gonna have to help me out.
- What's up, dudes!
- Hey!
- Yo! How's it going?
- What's up, James?
- How you doing, bro?
- What's up, man?
Okay, diva behavior!
Uh, she's an icon, she's a legend,
and she's the moment! What's going on?
Julia, how's the swim meet?
I heard there's tea! Is there tea?
We're gonna talk later.
Hey, sweet, sour? Candy?
Lucas, skater-boy. See ya later, boy.
How's it going? Okay, pandemic realness.
We love a throwback. I love it.
Just the man I wanted to see.
Oh, thank you so much. Where you been?
I was saying hi to some people.
- Well, did you say hi to Sam?
- Oh, my God.
No, I didn't know he was here yet.
How am I looking? In terms
of sexy catness, like where are we at?
You are the sexiest
cat at this whole party,
and there's like five sexy cats here.
Thank you very much. I'm
about to go get my man.
I'm about to Romeo this Romeo.
- For real?
- Let's go.
About to Romeo, yeah!
James, I believe in you!
Yes, go!
- 'Sup?
- I'm James. From your Spanish class.
Hola, tu es muy guapo.
Gracias I I know.
Um, uh, aerobics instructor.
Super campy. I love the costume.
Oh, thanks. I I actually
work out in most of this stuff.
- I just added wristbands.
- Oh, no way.
Me too. I love working out also.
Oh, yeah? Do Do you play sports?
Like, I have. But I'm
just not currently.
- What sport?
- Soccer.
- I love soccer.
- Yeah?
Yeah, do you follow any teams?
Yeah, um, London United.
It's, uh, it's Manchester United.
No, I mean like the,
um, like the British one.
The one that's, like, in London.
Yeah, no totally.
There's like seven teams in London.
It's just none of
them are called London.
That's, like, really confusing.
I'm gonna go.
What? Where?
But did you get a number?
- Yes, sir, I did!
- Well, then don't go play!
- That's what's up!
- I got it right here, man!
How did it go?
Uh, brutal.
He was very, very not
at all interested in me.
- Were you being yourself?
- Of course.
Okay, he may have asked me about sports,
and I may have said a lot about sports.
You can't be so obsessed
with being liked.
I'm just trying to be friendly.
Don't try so hard. Just be James.
That's easy for you to say.
And what does that mean?
Nah, man. It's all good.
Look, I'm just tired.
I think I'm gonna head out.
- Happy Halloween.
- Hey, happy Halloween, man!
We ain't got to hide ♪
Cut those strings ♪
We always end up tongue-tied ♪
Yeah ♪
Just friends with benefits ♪
Palm trees ♪
Nah, say less, yeah ♪
- What?
- You what?
So let's finish setting up
before everyone gets here.
Oh, good. You found the fuse box.
No, it wasn't down there.
Well, it works now,
so let's finish setting up
before everyone gets here.
At nine.
Punctuality isn't weird!
You guys are weird. I'm the normal one.
It's cool to be on time.
Hey, James, are you okay?
- You don't look so hot.
- Where did everyone go?
Yeah, looks like you
have a contusion going.
- Are you okay?
- I was already at the party.
And now it's before.
Do you wanna sit this one
out? Or do you wanna
Show everybody how a Sexy Cat gets down.
Something is very wrong.
Maybe you oughta sit down, James.
- Hey, James!
- James!
No, no, no. What's going on?
Oh, good, you found the fuse box.
- No.
- James, are you okay?
I think I'm stuck in a time loop.
I literally just came from the future.
Oh, you came back from the future?
Well, if that's the
case, make us all rich.
Who gonna win the Super Bowl?
- Are you okay?
- I gotta get outta here!
Punctuality isn't weird.
You guys are weird.
I'm the normal one.
It's cool to be on time.
Really, Margot? Is time cool?
Time sucks!
Excuse me.
Um, can you just Do you mind?
You okay?
I'm stuck in a nightmare that won't end.
And every time I try to escape it,
I just wind up right
back where I started.
Sounds like high school.
Sometimes you just gotta make
the best out of a bad situation.
What's your favorite soccer team?
- Why?
- Just tell me.
Excuse me.
Uh, can you just?
You okay?
Just bummed about Arsenal.
My favorite soccer team.
They just haven't been
the same since Vieira left.
I love Arsenal, and
I I totally agree.
- His ego completely destroyed
- Completely destroyed the team? Yeah.
At least they have Ødegaard, right?
Ødegaard is the beating
heart of that club.
- I feel like we're
- Really vibing.
You wanna get out of here?
More than you know.
Uh, hold on a sec.
I gotta take care of something.
- Okay. Deal.
- Okay.
What's wrong?
Just trying to stay in the moment.
- Let's get out of here!
- Cool.
Nice, Mom.
Morning, Sexy Cat.
We should watch the Arsenal
versus Real Madrid game Saturday.
What is Real Madrid?
There must be a fake Madrid ♪
I don't know anything about soccer ♪
But I don't really care ♪
'Cause Sam is super hot ♪
Get some extra tarts for my boys ♪
Well, that's not very sanitary.
- What the
- hell is happening?
Every time you went
through the time loop,
you created a duplicate
version of yourself.
That's not how time travel works!
That's not how a cuckoo
clock works, either.
Oh, my God, oh, my God! What's
happening? What is happening?
Isaiah! Isaiah will help me!
Aw. Looking for this? Don't worry.
You won't be late for class.
But you won't have to
worry about that ever again.
Let me go! Let me go!
Help! Help!
No one's coming to help you.
Why are you doing this?
Because of that clock?
There's so much more to this
than just a clock, James.
Whatever this is, it's not gonna work.
- People will know you're not me.
- No, they won't.
They won't even know you're missing.
We'll make sure no one cares!
Back to work.
- Hi, Allison!
- Oh, jeez!
Do you know where Isaiah
and Margot went off to?
No. Why, what are they doing?
Like everything.
Seriously, those two are,
like, inseparable nowadays.
Like, if I didn't know
you guys were a thing,
I'd be like, "Hmm,
what's going on here?"
Okay, well, see ya.
You asked me to meet up with you,
and then you didn't show up.
I waited for an hour.
Bro, you're so clingy.
Come on. I thought jocks
were supposed to be,
like, cool and standoffish.
You're always whining at me.
I'm not whining, I'm just
asking for some consideration.
You know what? I'm done.
No. I'm done.
What are they fussing about?
Looks like your mom's
really laying into Nora.
Yeah, well, that's Eliza for you.
She gets that way
after her second bottle.
Ah. Your shot.
What is going on?
Isabella, what happened?
It's James! He exploded!
I what?
No No, what's going on?
Don't look at me like that.
James exploded, I swear.
Don't you see this slime?
Practical joke gone wrong.
The old sack of slime
gag is hit or miss.
- He's lying!
- Izzy and I will clean this up.
Don't touch me!
Isabella! What has gotten into you?
I don't know who that
is, but it's not James.
Sweetie, sweetie
Give me the pool cue.
Let's go, Isabella.
- No.
- Eliza, I am so sorry.
Clean up your mess.
What the hell was that?
It's just kids being kids,
but don't let Nora get in your head.
I'm gonna have some
more wine. You want some?
No, thanks.
It is a weekday.
"It is a weekday."
What was that?
Okay. That was a monster
at the Harbor Stop.
Is that even possible?
I mean, that's what we saw.
It It wasn't human.
But that makes no sense.
Isaiah, you saw a
ghost on the football field,
and you found a camera that
predicts horrible things
happening to people.
We're well past making sense.
What do we do now?
- I don't know.
- Hey.
I wasn't asking you to know, okay?
I was just asking.
I know.
Look, you don't need to fix this alone.
Hey, Dad.
Hey, Mr. Howard. How's it going?
It's going.
Don't you guys have school?
Okay, we should talk to James.
Where are you going?
- We've been looking for you.
- Skipping.
Is there a problem, officer?
Uh, yes.
And you haven't
answered any of my texts.
What's going on, man?
I thought you were dead.
Dead? What are you talking about?
Okay, we need to talk. Some
weird stuff has been happening.
Look, okay, you don't need
to tell me. I already know.
You two getting freaky
behind Allison's back.
- It's all good. I approve.
- What?
- No, no, no, no.
- No. That's not happening, James.
Well, that's not what Allison thinks.
What have you been saying to her?
Someone's in the dog house.
Okay, guys, we have more important stuff
to be talking about here, okay?
Aw, this is about
that dumb camera again.
Yes, it is. But I Okay.
- We fought a monster.
- Yeah.
- I know that sounds crazy, but
- Margot, stop. Okay?
Seriously, I expect this
from Isaiah, but you?
Hey, why are you being like this?
Are you really that mad about a scratch
on your stupid car?
No, you wanna know what this is about?
You panicked at the big game.
You absolutely blew it.
Not because of magic cameras.
Because you're just not
that good at football.
- Whoa, James.
- No, and you.
Come on. Pretending to believe in ghosts
isn't gonna make Isaiah like you.
This whole crush thing was really
cute when we were, like, seven.
Apologize to her, man! Right now!
Or what?
You gonna hit me?
- Whoa!
- Oh, my God!
We need to talk! Some
weird stuff is happening.
- You just blew up James!
- I didn't!
- But, you did!
- I really didn't!
Can we please just talk?
Why does James smell like
watermelon Jolly Ranchers?
I was just gonna say!
I've been thinking the same thing!
It's honestly the weirdest
thing about this whole situation.
- Ugh! Oh, God!
- No! Don't get it on me!
I don't want James juice on me!
That's it. That's the story.
Hold on, wait. You're the troll?
It wasn't me.
I mean, it was me, but
it was really the mask.
And something is happening to James.
Yeah, he's splattering.
That is not James. That
was a copy or something.
Then where's James?
Look, we can figure this out.
He needs us to.
Okay. So, Isabella, where
did you find the mask?
Halloween. The, um, the Biddle house.
That's the same place
I found the camera.
It's connected. This is all connected.
I think you're right.
Maybe what's happening to
James started there, too.
We need to find out more about Biddle.
I know who to ask.
How do you know Harold Biddle?
Guys, this isn't a good time.
Then why did you ask me
to show Isaiah that photo?
That was a mistake.
Your father was right. I
should mind my own business.
My dad told you not to talk to me, Nora.
Just tell us what's going on.
It's obvious you know.
- I can't talk to you about this.
- I've seen him, Nora.
And you've seen him, too. Haven't you?
Look, Nora.
James is in real trouble.
And it's because of this kid,
and because of that house.
- So you have to tell us something.
- You want answers?
Ask your mother.
That's gonna give me cancer.
When I wake up ♪
Well, I know I'm gonna
be, I'm gonna be the man ♪
Who wakes up next to you ♪
If I get drunk ♪
Well, I know I'm gonna be ♪
I'm gonna be the man who
gets drunk next to you ♪
And if I haver ♪
Hey, I know I'm gonna be ♪
I'm gonna be the man
who's havering to you ♪
But I would walk 500 miles ♪
And I would walk 500 more ♪
Da la da da, da la da da ♪
Da la da da, da la da da ♪
Dum da la dum da la, dum da la ♪
Dum da la da da ♪
Da la da da ♪
Da la da da ♪
Da la da da ♪
Dum de la dum de la dum ♪
De la dum de la dum da la ♪
But I would walk 500 miles ♪
And I would walk 500 more ♪
Just to be the man who
walk a thousand miles ♪
Stop it!
Hi. Is everything okay?
I just heard a big ruckus.
Really? I didn't hear anything.
Oh, okay.
I think you have some, um,
some powder on your face.
Wanna come in?
- Oh, if I'm not overstepping.
- Of course not.
- Sure.
- Come on in.
It's like an old hunting
lodge, or something.
So historical.
Your taste is very impressive.
Thanks. It's pretty sweet, I guess.
Drinks are up.
You want a chocolate milk or water?
I'd love a water.
Please, have a seat.
Oh, yeah.
Oh, hey, by the way,
I meant to tell you,
uh, that brown stuff on my face,
that that was just
chocolate, powder chocolate, so.
Um, I wanted to tell
you that I was coming by
because, you know, we
heard about all the kids
that crashed your house on Halloween,
and part of my job is to
follow up on stuff like that.
But if you wanted to
pursue disciplinary action,
there are official channels.
Oh, if I wanted to
discipline these kids,
I don't think I'd go
through official channels.
You and me both.
Anyway, look, if it's cool with you,
I would love to file this
whole Halloween party situation
under "kids will be kids."
I mean, look, who hasn't had
a wild night or two? You know?
I mean, truth be told,
my wife Sarah and I,
you know, back in the day, we
used to get a little crazy, too.
- Oh, yeah?
- I mean, I'm not from here originally,
but I was, um
- Is Sarah from Port Lawrence?
- Oh, yeah.
She's old school Port
Lawrence High. Go Titans.
But that was all before, uh,
you know, life got
complicated, so anyway.
Really? So things are, like,
rocky between you two, or?
Uh, we're not currently
living together, so.
You know.
Okay. Then, I guess
we'll see what happens.
Well, I'm gonna let you get back to it.
Okay, great. Well, hey,
this this was really fun.
We should do it again sometime.
Yeah, definitely.
And thank you for your company.
You can do this.
You're a cat. You're a Sexy Cat.
Sexy Cats can, uh, can climb.
Sexy Cats can climb anything.
Oh, that didn't work.
While we wait,
we could do what Nora said.
Call your mom?
Yeah, I don't think that's a good idea.
She's She's really busy right now.
- Really?
- Yeah, she's doing her
professional photography thing
and There.
- I got this.
- What are you Sit down!
If you pop him with a rock,
we don't get no answers!
- Shh!
- Besides,
that could be the
real James. We don't know.
Come on!
Why's he going to his family's old mine?
I don't know. But let's find out.
Guys, this seems too easy.
Let's go, come on.
Oh, hey! Looks like this was a trap.
Sorry, besties.
Run! Run!
- Run!
- Go, go, go, go, go!
- Oh, really?
- Dead end.
Over here! It's me!
I figured out the tunnels! Come on!
Let's go!
- Go, go, go!
- Go, go, go, go!
- Run!
- Come on!
James, what is going on?
It was the clock. I repeated the party,
and it repeated me,
somehow, I don't know.
Watch out! He's leading you into a trap!
No, no. I I'm not.
Yes, he is!
If you go that way, he's
gonna dump you into a pit!
That's That's what they did with me.
- I I'm the real James!
- No, no, I I'm the real James!
Obviously the duplicate's
gonna try to impersonate me.
That's, like, so first thought.
No, calling your own bit first thought
is what's first thought. I'm James!
We're like brothers!
Isaiah! You have to follow me, okay?
I'm your best friend, and
I'm telling you, I'm James!
No. He's my best friend.
And if you trust him,
he's gonna kill you.
- Okay.
- Isaiah!
What's up, man?
Actually, no, none of
us are the real James.
That guy was the worst.
Yeah, tell me about it.
You came for me!
Yeah! Yeah, I knew you'd find me!
Man, I've been down here for so long!
I thought I was gonna die!
What the hell?
Oh, James! I am so sorry!
I'm so sorry! Hey!
Oh, man! Oh, sorry!
Sorry, I thought you
were were the dupe James,
not the real James. That's my bad.
How could you not know it was really me?
- What?
- You're You're my best friend.
You of all people should
know if it's me or not.
Okay, okay. I can see that
it's been hard down here for you.
But right now, you gotta chill, okay?
We gotta find a way out.
Is this why it took
so long to look for me?
Dude, they were impersonating you.
And if you didn't realize,
I've had my own stuff going on.
Oh, you had your own stuff going on?
- Yes, James!
- Oh, that's great.
You know what I've been dealing with?
I'm drinking dirt water
and starving to death
while my best friend has
no idea who I really am!
James! The dupes are good
at impersonating you, okay?
Can we leave it at that?
What does that mean?
- Isaiah, talk to me!
- You're not always yourself, James!
So, you know what, forgive
me for not being able to tell
who the fake James is,
and who the real one is!
- That's so easy for you to say.
- Why's that?
You are the star quarterback.
You've been popular
since the first grade.
It is hard being one of six gay people
in an entire town.
What the
- How'd you find us?
- We followed your voices.
You've been talking about
your feelings for 10 minutes.
Yeah, we found a way out. We gotta go!
Almost there!
What the
We gotta find another way.
- Yeah, come on.
- James! Are you okay?
What happened?
Dead end, again.
Back to back?
- Just like old times.
- What?
I don't know, I'm yes and-ing you.
You two are never
getting out of here alive.
What he said.
No, no!
You missed his head.
Are we good?
We good.
- Ugh!
- Blech!
Am I crazy or do these guys
smell like watermelon
Jolly Ranchers!
Can you take me to get pancakes?
You want some?
So I think it's time
for you to call your mom.
Yeah, I don't I don't
know if that's a good idea.
What's the big deal?
Margot, this is crazy.
I mean, maybe she knows
something. She could help us.
Okay, the big deal is that I
think my parents are separated.
I don't really know, they're
not really telling me anything.
Why did you never tell me?
Because I don't want it to be real.
And, yeah, I don't
want to talk to my mom,
because I don't want to
talk about any of this.
Okay, look, we don't have to call her.
I was in a hole for a week.
Maybe we call her mom.
With respect and love.
- Margot.
- Hey, Mom.
- What do you need?
- Okay, um,
some really scary stuff
has been happening,
and it has something to do with a kid
you went to school with.
His name was Harold Biddle.
Okay, listen to me.
Do not talk to anyone
else about this, okay?
The other parents can't be trusted.
I'll be there as soon as I can.
Wait, Mom
Not all of us made it,
but we found what you were looking for.
Oh, my old friend.
How I've missed you.
What is this?
Is this a joke?
Where is he?
Where is he?
Where is he?
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