In The Dark (2019) s03e03 Episode Script

Somewhere Over the Border

1 You don't have to do this.
You can just say you didn't find me.
Please just call whoever Please just say you didn't find me.
Call speed dial two.
Attention, passengers Redial.
Call s Is someone there? I need help.
I need help.
- What's up? Hey.
- I'm sorry, my, uh I don't know what's wrong with my phone.
Something's wrong.
It's not letting me dial out.
Let me see.
Uh Oh, you're out of cell range.
- Where'd you get here from? - Uh, Minnesota.
Yeah, it must not work internationally.
- Sorry, I got to go.
- Okay, could you Oh, it's kind of an emergency.
My friend is supposed to meet me here, and she I don't she's not, like, she's over two hours late, - so I don't know where she is.
- Oh.
Okay So, could you try from your phone? If you put, uh, the speed dial two into your phone, and then if you'd try it? Sure, sure, yeah, of course.
Um - "Jennifer Walker"? - Yeah.
It's not going through.
Listen, I'm so sorry, but I've really got to go.
- I got to catch my bus.
- Okay.
Um Well I'm really sorry I couldn't help more.
Oh Oh, God.
Call Gordon Howard speed dial one.
Call Jennifer Walker, speed dial two.
Excuse me? - Yeah? - Is there somewhere I could check if a bus is running late or didn't arrive or something? I don't know.
Uh, I'd probably try the ticket booth.
Okay, and where is that? Just, that's just the way you're going, just all the way down.
Yeah, it came in about an hour ago.
My friend was on that bus, and I can't I can't find her.
Could you Maybe you can help.
- Sure.
- Could you help me? Yeah.
Uh, what does she look like? Um she's shorter than me, uh, and she's, uh she has um She has brown hair and she has, uh, she has she has brown eyes.
Um My age.
Uh, that's that's all I got.
I'll let you know if I see her.
Call speed dial two.
Bus 319 now arriving at Platform Three from Thunder Bay.
When's the next bus to Thunder Bay? Looks like 7:15 a.
Tomorrow? Yeah.
Sorry, I'm not really, uh I'm not really familiar with the area, but my, uh, friend is flying out of there at 4:00 tomorrow, and I need to get to him before he leaves.
Would I make it if I took the took that bus? I mean, it's, like, a five-hour drive, so yeah, you should.
Yeah? Yeah.
The ticket booth is is, uh, this way, right? - Down this way? - Yeah, uh, just straight ahead.
- To the left? - Yeah.
Now approaching the platform, Eastbound 164 to Thunder Bay.
All right, buddy.
Come on, Pretzel.
Come on, boy.
Good morning.
First stop Fort Frances, last stop Thunder Bay.
Based on current traffic, our ETA looks to be about 5:30 p.
5:30? What the Excuse me? Excuse me? Uh, ma'am, you need to take your seat.
I thought this was only a five-hour drive.
Yes, but we've got about ten stops.
- So please, take your seat.
- Wait, I'm sorry, I-I have to be there by 4:00.
Excuse me? Is there an express bus, or No.
Ma'am, - please take your seat.
I can't stop - I need to get off.
- Till Fort Frances, ma'am.
- No, please, I really need to get off, please.
Please, I need to get off.
Okay, okay.
All right, calm down, calm down.
I'm pulling over.
Open to Uber.
I need help! Could somebody help me, please? Please? Anyone? I need help! - Someone, I - Hi.
- Are-are you okay? - No, I'm not.
Um, could I please use your phone to order an Uber, 'cause mine's-mine's not working.
- Yeah.
Yeah, sure.
- I'm stuck.
- I think that would be okay.
- Yeah, I'll p - I'll pay you for it.
- Where you going? I'm going to Thunder Bay Airport.
- Thunder Bay? - Yeah.
I don't think you're gonna get someone to take you that far.
Well, I have I have money.
I have, like, 300 bucks in here.
I have a little more than 300 bucks.
I'm so sorry, but even if one agreed to take you, it would be a lot more than what you have, and I just can't - Is there anyone else I can call - No, there's nobody else you c There's nobody else.
Good luck.
Aw, buddy, I'm sorry.
I'll get you something, all right? Come on.
Find inside.
Okay, okay.
Here you go, buddy.
Um, there's, uh, someone that's sitting here.
Uh do you want me to move? No, you don't have to.
'Cause I don't care.
I'm just gonna keep studying, then.
15, 13, then if I carry 18 Will you drive me to Thunder Bay for 300 bucks? I'm trying to get to my grandma's funeral.
Um, no, sorry, I-I can't.
I have school.
How old are you? Uh, 16.
You like sitting in coffee shops before school? I don't mean to be rude, it's just, um, I'm really not prepared for this test today, so if you'll excuse me, I'm just gonna keep studying.
Oliver has a pair of shoes You know what I used to do when I wasn't ready for a test? What? Not go.
Sorry, that-that's not an option for me.
Why? Because Because why, it's against the rules? - Yeah.
- Are you seriously gonna tell me that a single day of school is more important than me being able to bury my beloved grandmother? Well, I-I'm-I'm not allowed to drive my dad's car, so I couldn't take you even if I wanted to.
Oh, what's your name? What's your name? Michael.
Hi, Michael.
I'm, uh I'm Lorri.
Okay? Um I missed my bus.
And I don't know how else to get to the funeral.
'Cause no one will drive me, but I can't drive myself, 'cause I'm sure you can tell I'm blind.
You know, my grandma and I We were super close.
We were really close, Michael.
And if I don't go to this, I, um I just I I can't, so, please.
I I-I just I can't.
Okay? If-if I don't go to school, they're gonna call my mom.
I can call.
I can call.
I'll call.
I'll call Um, I can say I'll pretend to be your mom and say you're sick.
You know what? She's not gonna know.
Okay, well-well, what about when she comes home and I'm not there? What time does she come home? La Not until, like, late.
- Like, 2:00 maybe? - 2:00 a.
?! Yeah, she-she's a nurse, and she works the graveyard shift.
Oh, you're gonna be home way before then.
Is your dad home? Where's your dad? He's-he's ice fishing with my uncle.
He's ice fishing? He's not home.
- Look, I mean - He's not home.
I'm not stealing my dad's car.
Michael, you're gonna borrow your dad's car.
You're gonna borrow his car.
You'll be there and back with time to spare.
And your other option is failing that test.
Michael, listen to me.
I used to be like you when I was a kid.
I was so worried about my parents getting mad at me for literally everything.
And then, I went blind, and I was like, "What is the point?" Yeah, but I-I'm not blind, so that argument doesn't really apply here.
My point is, it was a relief to let go of the pressure.
And I want you to do that.
I want you to do what you want to do for once.
So so that that actually worked out for you? Yeah.
Yeah, it did.
It did.
That felt really good.
Told you.
Why are you driving, like, two miles an hour? I'm going ten kilometers under the speed limit, 'cause that's what they told me to do in drivers ed.
Of course.
Uh I said that we'd be there by, like - on time.
- Okay.
You know, you can sleep if you want.
No, it's fine.
I just want to get there.
Keep me awake.
What was your test on? Just, like, French-Canadian militiamen and the First Nations defending Canada during 1812.
- Nothing - Oh, my God.
I'm tireder.
Yeah, uh, to be honest, I probably would have failed it.
You're also probably one of those people who thinks a "B" is an "F.
" Well, uh, not really me, but my mom certainly is.
She's just really, um She-She's withholding, basically.
I don't I don't really know how to explain it.
She's, um A bitch? Yeah.
That-that-that sums it up pretty nicely.
She's-she she's a bitch.
So, um, can I ask you something? Here it comes.
Here-here what comes? Was I born blind? Are my other senses heightened? What do I think you look like? - Yeah.
- Yeah? - Yeah, uh, all-all of those.
- Okay.
I No, I lost my sight when I was 14.
No, they are not.
And I've realized I don't know what anyone looks like, so That's crazy.
So so, you're telling me that you have, like, no idea how hot you are? You know, you're, like, a kid.
I'm not gonna hook up with you.
Oh, no.
That's-that That's-that's not what I meant.
Doesn't matter how old you are.
I don't care if you're young.
- No, seriously, seriously.
- It doesn't give you the right Lorri, listen to me.
Um, that's-that's not me.
- I don't say that - I mean, I'm in the car with you - by myself in the middle of nowhere.
- Like, Lorri, I'm - It's not cool.
- I'm gay.
Well, regardless if you're gay or straight, you shouldn't say things like that to women.
It's gross.
Um, I'm-I'm just used to, uh, like, saying whatever I think a straight guy would say, so people don't suspect anything.
Oh, so you're not out? No, um, only to you, now, and, uh, certain corners of the Internet.
So, wait.
Have you not ? You never hooked up with a dude? No.
Well, I mean, it's gonna happen one day.
Yeah, or, um tonight, maybe.
What do you mean, tonight? Look, before we left the restaurant, I downloaded this app.
- Ah.
- And, uh, well, I set my location to Thunder Bay, and well, this guy's already messaged me, saying he wants to hang out tonight.
I figured I could go out with him a bit and still get back before my mom gets home.
Look, I thought we could both benefit from the trip.
- That's what I'm trying to say.
- Yeah, I see that.
Me to bury my grandmother, you to bone.
Okay, when you put it like that, it sounds terrible, but, like, come on, Lorri.
Who knows if I'm gonna get another chance to do something like this? It times out perfectly.
And he said he got us a hotel room for when he gets off work.
How old is this guy? - He's 31.
- Thirty-one?! Yeah.
Does he know how old you are? Nineteen according to my profile.
All right, I know I'm not your mom, but this is not a good idea.
It's a terrible idea.
I'm just saying.
What-what happened to all that, "Michael, why don't you do what you want to do for once?" You remember that whole that whole interaction? - Where are we? - Uh, we need gas.
Okay, but I-I really am kind of kind of in a hurry.
Oh, my God.
Remember, I said we have plenty of time? My phone says we'll get there by 1:30.
All right.
Is there, like, a little store here or something? - 'Cause I'm thirsty.
- Uh, yeah, just to your right.
Come on.
Come on, buddy.
Come on.
Come here.
What are you looking for? Uh, just some water.
You all set? Yeah.
Actually, do you have alcohol? Uh, yeah.
What kind? Um vodka.
Just like a small, flask-sized one? Sure.
Just need some ID.
You can use, uh, this one.
Michael? Over here! Marco? Let's go.
Are you good? Yeah.
Guess what? What? I didn't just get gas.
I got this.
It's weed.
Yeah, uh, th-there's a dealer at that gas station.
Everyone at school talks about him, and, uh, well, I-I gave him 20 bucks to roll me a joint.
Sounds like you got ripped off.
Uh, here, um, have some.
No, I'm not smoking weed right now, and neither are you.
Why are you being all judge-y? I just saw you buy vodka.
First of all, I'm over the age of 21.
Okay, well, legal drinking age here is 19, but whatever.
Just-just focus on getting to Thunder Bay, please.
Getting to Thunder Bay and smoking weed are not mutually exclusive.
Here, relax, have a puff.
It's called a "hit.
" No.
More for me.
Another day to find you ♪ Oh, I love this song let's go! I'll be coming for your love, okay? ♪ Take on me ♪ Take on me, take me on ♪ Take on me ♪ I'll be gone ♪ In a day or ♪ Two ♪ So needless to say ♪ I'm odds and ends ♪ - It's a little weird.
- What? The, uh, the car behind us was at the gas station.
Slowly learning that life is okay ♪ It's a big truck.
It's no better to be safe than sorry ♪ Take on me ♪ I think he's following us.
No, no, no.
I'm paranoid, right? Like, um, that's a side effect, isn't it? Like of, uh, of weed? I'll be gone ♪ Okay, he's, like, tailgating me now.
Come on, pass me.
Pass me! What the hell is his problem? Oh, he wants us to pull over.
- You need to speed up, Michael.
- No, no, no.
I-If he's an undercover cop and he was, like, staking us out at the gas station and like, what if he busts me? Go faster.
We need to lose him.
No, I'm, I'm just, I'm pulling over.
Do not pull over! - But-but he could be a cop! - Do not pull over! What if he's a murderer? He could be trying to kidnap us! - Why would he be trying to ? - Go faster! Okay! Okay! Okay! Oh, my God, Michael, what are you doing? I don't know! Take on me ♪ Oh, my God.
- Michael, keep going! - I-I can't! Oh, my God, is that him? Yeah.
He's coming over here.
He is? Oh, I think he has a gun! This has nothing to do with him! He's innocent! You left this at the gas station.
Take on me ♪ What? Sorry, I didn't mean to startle you guys.
She left her ID.
Take on me ♪ Yep, it's your ID.
Uh, you guys all right? Um, oh, we're, uh, we're fine.
Do you want me to call someone, uh ? - No, please don't call anyone.
- An ambulance, police? - Don't call anyone, thank you.
- No, thank you.
Uh, you got it.
Why did you tell me to speed up? I don't know I don't know why.
I thought it was someone else.
Michael! Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Michael, it's gonna be okay.
How is it gonna be okay? My parents are going to kill me! This is what I get, right? It's like a, um a punishment from God or something.
It's not a punishment from God.
It just happened.
Y-Yeah, it just-just happened, thank you.
That's very helpful.
You were just trying to be a good person.
I was trying to get laid! And I used your dead grandma's funeral as an excuse to smoke weed and lose my virginity! Lorri, that's how bad of a person I am! And-and the worst part is, I didn't even get you there.
It didn't even matter.
You just wanted to say goodbye to your grandma, and I couldn't even keep my dad's car on the road! - Michael - My-my parents are, they're gonna find out that I took their Camaro and they're gonna find out that I crashed it and they're gonna find out that I skipped school and-and for what? - Literally nothing! - Michael, you need to go home.
You need to go home.
You have no idea what I what I got you into and you, and you need to go back, okay? Just trust me.
I mean, your parents don't have to find out about anything, okay? We can wipe down the car.
All right? It will just look like the car was stolen while you were at school.
It's like, it'll be like none of it ever happened.
No, what are you gonna do? 'Cause there's no way you're gonna make it to that funeral on time.
I'll hitchhike.
Hopefully find someone as nice as you, all right? I'll be fine.
You actually like this stuff? Eh, you get used to it.
When I get older, I'm only gonna drink, like, um, nice cocktails, right? You've really gotten gayer as the day has gone on.
The cab's here.
Okay, can you just get me, uh, situated with my stuff? - Yeah.
- Okay, oh.
- Thanks.
- Okay.
This was fun.
Yeah, it was fun.
- Okay, you got it? - Oh, thanks, yeah.
Um, goodbye.
I guess.
Thank you.
Ready to go.
Is she coming? No, it's just me.
Hey! I'm sorry, buddy, I know.
Michael got the munchies, he ate all our chips.
Hang on.
Excuse me? Stop! Oh oh.
Lorri? Michael? What are you doing? You forget something? No, I just, um, I-I saw you from the back window of the cab and, look, you looked so sad I can't, I can't leave you here, okay? No yes, you can, you can.
- Call the cab back, call the cab back! - No, listen, listen! I'm getting you to Thunder Bay.
I promised you I would, and I'm-I'm keeping my word.
Okay, I-I need to do this.
That's really nice of you.
But we don't have enough money to get a cab the rest of the way there and I don't want you calling that pedophile - from your gay app! - No, listen, listen! We don't have to, okay, because I called my mom.
- You called your mom? - Yep.
- Michael.
- And I told her that I got into an accident.
And I need her to come pick me up right away.
- No, no, no, Michael.
- Listen, listen, okay? These past few hours with you have been more exhilarating than the entirety of my life up until this point.
And that was because I was, like, I-I was, I was actually being me! Okay, so, you know what? I-I'm gonna tell my mom that I'm gay.
And I'm gonna tell her why I took my dad's car.
And I'm gonna tell her that I'm so sick of pretending to be so perfect all the time, okay? And I'm gonna tell her that she needs to get you to Thunder Bay.
That-that's all great.
But y-you need to you need to really think about this.
Like really think about it.
'Cause I know I told you you can do whatever and that, and that nothing bad would happen - Bad things happen, they do.
- No, look No, trust me, Lorri.
It can't be any worse than the constant stress I live under every day pretending to be so perfect all the time I'm sick of it! I'm just sick of it, so, so you know what? I-I'm gonna tell her and I'm afraid that if I don't do it now, I never will.
You sure about this? Yes! Yes, I am.
I mean, like, I had, a whole two minutes to think about it, so I-I think I'm good.
I do.
Okay? - Okay.
- Okay! Deal! Let's do it.
Do you think your mom will actually drive you, though? 'Cause, I mean, the way you described her, I'd probably skip her house if I was trick or treating.
Yeah, I would, too, but, look.
I-I'm not getting in that car with her until she agrees to, okay? I promise.
Stop it.
Hmm? You're shaking the entire swing set.
Oh, sorry.
I'm just, uh, anxious, sorry.
You should've had more vodka.
By the way, I-I can't switch this to Canadian settings.
I think it's a, uh, carrier issue.
What does that mean? That unless you get a new SIM card, it's not gonna work here.
You should do that when you get to Thunder Bay, okay? Here she is.
- She's here? - Yeah.
All right.
You got this.
Yeah, I got this.
- You got this.
- Oh, she's gonna freak out - about that car.
Oh, man.
- You got this.
- Yeah.
- What happened? Well, I, uh I-I ran away, and, um Well, I lost control of the car, and then it I-I crashed it.
Are you okay? - What? - Oh, my God.
I was so scared.
I'm so relieved you're in one piece.
I love you.
Love you too, Mom.
Who's this woman? Hi.
Uh, your son was very nice and, uh, offered me a ride to Thunder Bay.
Obviously little, uh, fender bender there.
Did she force you into this? 'Cause this whole thing is just It's just so unlike you.
Well, might not know your son as well as you think you do.
Michael, tell me what happened right this instant.
Well, um Uh, sh-she did kind of force me.
Like, I just wanted to go to school, and she wouldn't let me, and Oh, my God.
It I mean, it wasn't too big of a Why-why do you smell like marijuana? Um She smoked a joint in the car.
You kidnapped my son and then did drugs in front of him? Yeah, I guess I did.
Sure did.
Okay, that's it.
I'm calling the police.
No, no, no.
Mom, Mom, Mom.
Don't call the police.
Yeah, no.
- You should be arrested, ma'am.
- Please, Mom.
Let's just go home.
Come on, please.
Just get in the car.
Buckled? Yeah.
I should've had that woman pay to have your father's car towed all the way back to the house.
- I hope insurance covers that, too.
- Wait, wait, wait.
Mom, Mom, Mom.
Come on.
- Uh, I-I have her phone.
- What? So, could you could you just I-let me out, - and I can, um - No.
I am not wasting another minute on that woman.
Stop! Please, help me! Wait! Stop! Please! Please! Hey, wait! Murphy.
Oh, my God.
Murphy! Murphy.
Jess? Yes! Yes.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my God.
- How did you find me? - I Well, I I put a tracking device in-in here, in this stuffed animal.
- See? - Oh, my God.
I always need to know where you are.
Murphy, what the hell? What are you doing? I told you not to leave the bus station.
I know.
I I waited for a long time.
- I waited for a really long time.
- Yeah.
And you never came.
Where were you? - What happened? I panicked.
- I know.
I It's fine.
I don't want to talk about it.
It's fine.
It's fine.
I'm okay.
- I was so scared.
- I know.
I know.
I was scared, too.
I was Oh, my God.
- Oh, my God.
- What are you doing here? Well, I was I-I thought something bad happened to you, so I was trying to get to Felix before his plane - took off.
- Okay, what? Fe Is his plane taking off from an abandoned playground? No, no.
But I-I I My phone wasn't working, and I And I didn't have enough money for an Uber, and So, I met this kid, and he I convinced him to drive me to Thunder Bay, but he's gay, and he hasn't come out to his mom yet.
And so then we got in this accident, and he called his mom, and he was gonna tell her, "I'm gay," and then he couldn't do it.
And then the whole plan fell apart, and-and I and I fell asleep.
I fell asleep.
So, you thought something bad happened to me, and you fell asleep? This is a joke.
- What? - This is a joke.
Why? What? What is a joke? What? What? What did I do? You still don't care.
- It's unbelievable, really.
- Jess.
Jess, I care about you more than anyone.
- No, you don't.
- Yes, I do.
No, you don't.
Look at the insane lengths that I go for you.
And then you just Thank you for putting a-a-a tracking device - in my stuffed animal? - That's not what I'm talking about.
I didn't ask you to kill Nia.
You wouldn't have to ask me, Murphy, because I would do anything.
I've always, since we were kids, done everything for you.
And it hurts me so much that you don't feel the same way.
I do feel the same way, Jess! I obviously feel the same way.
- But I wasn't - I will never be the same after what I did.
Ever, - Murphy.
- I understand, but no one - It's no one's fault.
I - What was my other option? Explain to me, then.
What was my other option? I don't know.
I mean, you're so bent out of shape.
It sounds like you were Should have just left me there to die, and you would've been bet Oh, my God.
Don't ever say that to me again.
I'm sorry.
Ow, I'm sorry.
Can we just Can we just hang on for a second? I mean Everything's fine.
You found me.
You're here.
I was freaking out, and you found me.
I'm not here.
What? Look at me.
I'm serious.
Just look at me.
I can't.
Just do it.
Where's Why is Josiah doing this? No, wait, wait, wait, wait.
No, wait, wait, wait, wait.
Wait, wait, wait.
Just tell Just tell me what he wants from me, please.
Please, just tell me what he wants me No! No! No! No! Please, just tell me why I'm here! Please, let me out!
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