Insomnia (2024) s01e05 Episode Script

Episode 5

[EMMA] I'm not sleeping.
It's getting worse.
[JANE] When your brain turns against
you, it's a very frightening thing.
[ROBERT] She's been sleepwalking.
I didn't know she put these
cameras up around the house.
[PHOEBE] She's doing everything
our mum used to do.
I need to know. Did you kill her?
Will you just listen to yourself?
- Did you?
- You're not sleeping, Em!
- This is your mum's prescription.
- It's basically speed.
My teenage fucking daughter!
- Rob, listen.
- Stop!
[PHOEBE] Just look at your life, Em.
You've got Robert. You've got the kids.
[HILDRETH] Emma Averill,
I'm arresting you on suspicion
of the murder of Patricia Bournett.
[MAN] Emma Averill.
Have you consumed any alcohol
or drugs in the past 24 hours?
Yes. Both.
[MAN] What have you had?
When did you have it? And how much?
Amphetamines, uh, last night.
I'm not sure how much.
Chloe's not answering.
I've called, uh, Faisal,
but he's the criminal law guy
at Emma's firm.
And I'm sure Emma's gonna call him,
but I don't know when
she's gonna get a chance to.
I can't believe this is happening.
- Is Will okay?
- He's calmed down a bit.
What if she's charged?
The kids, how are they gonna take it?
I mean, what do I
What am I supposed to say to them?
What happens if she's goes to prison?
[PHOEBE] You're all right.
Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
Let's wait and see what Faisal's
got to say, yeah?
I just I can't
I can't do all this by myself.
Here's what we'll do.
Will said something
about football practice.
I think you should take him,
get out of the house,
get some fresh air.
Be good for both of you.
I'll head back to mine, grab my things.
And I'll stay as long as you need.
Come here, come here.
It's gonna be all right.
[SIGHS] Okay.
Thanks, Phoebe.
You're not doing it on your own, Rob.
I'll be back soon!
[CHILD] Come and see the tadpoles.
Hi, Mum.
What's happening? Has she been released?
No, we haven't been able
to interview your wife yet.
But we do need to ask you
some questions.
What did you fight about yesterday?
When we arrived this morning,
Emma was attempting to forcibly
enter the home, was she not?
Doesn't take a detective to figure out
she hadn't been home all night.
Does that happen often,
that you argue so badly
that one of you has
to stay out all night?
Why weren't you letting her in?
Were you worried
for your physical safety?
Why do you bother asking questions
if you're not gonna let me answer?
We had a disagreement that
wasn't relevant to this.
It's about our teenage daughter.
And uh, we both got angry.
Do we fight? No. Is this unusual? Yeah.
But then we're having a bit
of an unusual week, aren't we?
Has Emma exhibited any other
behavior during the last week
or so that you would deem
concerning or, um, unusual?
No. Nothing.
Is there anything else?
[HILDRETH] Yeah. There was one
more thing, actually.
Where was your wife yesterday
evening, if she wasn't here?
- She's staying at her sister's.
- No. No, she wasn't.
Do you have any idea who
she might have been with?
No. She's a very busy woman.
And I'm not her secretary.
Thank you.
Thank you. Thanks for coming.
They treating you okay?
Yeah. I just need to get out of here.
Okay, one step at a time.
Is Will and Chloe okay?
I spoke to Robert. They're fine.
What the fuck, Em?
It's one huge mistake.
Okay, well, they've arrested you
because they found familial DNA
underneath your mother's fingernails.
Can you think of any reason
why that might be yours?
Come on, mate. You know how this works.
I can't help you
if you don't talk to me, yeah?
Yeah, um
I went to the hospital
the morning she died.
When I was in the room,
she grabbed my arm.
She wouldn't let go. I pulled away.
She scratched my arm. That's it.
And you didn't tell the police
this when they came to the house?
- No. I know how that sounds.
- So you lied to the police?
[SIGHS] I wasn't thinking.
What about the amphetamines?
How long you been taking those?
No, that's that's not a thing.
It-it it was a one-off.
Well, it doesn't look good, mate.
It was stupid.
I suppose it is a novel way
to celebrate your 40th.
Have they brought Phoebe in yet?
I'll find out.
Right now our focus is getting
you through this interview
and clearing you as a suspect, yeah?
I thought I was dreaming for a minute.
Nope. I'm here.
So I see.
I should check my phone.
- Oh, fuck.
- What is it?
It's Michelle. She sent a voice note.
Now, look, she can be nasty
when she's angry.
Now, don't Listen, don't press play.
[MICHELLE] I'm not angry
with you, Chloe.
I want you to know that.
I'm so disappointed.
Do you remember your 14th birthday?
And you said I was like an aunt to you?
I don't know how that girl
could do this to me.
I don't know you at all.
See, I've got a little boy
upstairs crying for his daddy
and I don't have the heart to tell him
that he's not coming back.
Everything I thought was so safe
How could you both be so selfish?
If we hadn't been caught, do you
think you would've left her?
Look, peoeple are always gonna
be difficult, Chloe, but
We've done it now.
In my head
God, it sounds so stupid now.
But in my head I convinced
myself that it didn't matter
and she wouldn't care because
she didn't love you, not really.
But she does and it's awful.
I need I need some time to think.
Chloe, please.
- Chloe.
- [CHLOE] Dad, where are you?
- [ROBERT] I'm home. Why?
- Uh, can you come pick me up?
[ROBERT] Of course I can.
Hey Bear, football.
Hey buddy, are you all right?
Why did the police take Mummy?
Oh, um, they just wanted
to talk to her, that's all.
What about?
Nothing that you need to think about.
I dreamed about the bad lady again.
Oh, well, hey,
Mummy is not a bad lady, okay?
She's just
She just doesn't feel like
herself at the moment.
That's all.
I want Mummy back.
Like she was.
I know.
I know you do.
Let's go play some football.
[HILDRETH] So Patricia regained
consciousness for the one
and only time during her
hospital stay in the few moments
you were in her room?
Why didn't you tell us this before?
I've been having some trouble
sleeping recently.
It just didn't cross my mind.
Yeah. Yeah, we saw your
prescription for sleeping pills.
Surely your mother waking up,
uh, even briefly is something
you'd want to make sure the police knew.
- But you didn't tell us?
- No, I didn't.
Because you didn't want anyone
to know that you'd been in the room.
That your mother had clawed at
you while you suffocated her.
I didn't suffocate her.
I didn't do anything to her.
And that's your version of events?
That's what happened.
Right. So
This is what I think happened.
After decades of repressing
the trauma inflicted upon you
and your sister by your mother,
her reappearance in your life
reignited something in you.
You go to see her on impulse,
missing an appointment
with an important client
and leaving the office to do so.
When faced with her in her
hospital room, uh,
a lifetime of rage surfaces
and you do to her
what she tried to do
to your sister 35 years ago.
You suffocate her.
She grabs at you so hard
she breaks skin,
but you overpower her.
Within moments, she's dead.
That isn't what happened.
We have you at the scene
of the crime, with DNA evidence
indicating a physical struggle.
And you deliberately omitted
key information
during your initial statement
in your home.
Perhaps this is time for you
to tell us the truth.
- Did you kill your mother, Emma?
- No, I didn't.
How many times do I need
to tell you I didn't kill her?
Have you
Have you looked into Phoebe?
Because I have.
Yesterday I visited the psychiatric unit
where they told me that
she was hitting her.
I haven't seen my mother for 35 years.
Why would I kill her?
Phoebe Bournett is not
a person of interest
- in this investigation.
- Why not?
She was the last person
in the room with her
Do you have any evidence that my
client touched the pillow?
Yeah, as we made clear in disclosure,
the results are inconclusive.
[FAISAL] So you can't link her
to the murder weapon itself?
And the DNA evidence that you do have
supports her version of events.
Her mother grabbed her arm. One arm.
[CHUCKLES] Surely, if she's
struggling for her life,
she's conscious enough to grab one arm,
she would grab the other.
My client would have been
bruised and scratched on both arms.
Everything else you've got
is circumstantial.
Emma Averill is a well-respected
member of the legal community.
She's never had so much
as a parking ticket.
She's happily married.
She has two beautiful children.
She would not risk all of that
to murder a woman
she's considered dead
for the past 35 years
and who, in all likelihood,
was dying already.
- Is that it?
- I doubt it.
CPS thinks there is insufficient
evidence to charge you for now,
which is good,
but you're not out of the woods.
Can you give me
a lift to the car, please?
[FAISAL] Yeah, sure.
Look, Phoebe sent me some videos
of you sleepwalking.
What? Why would she do that?
This is my point
I know, but listen, it could be useful.
Something like that,
if this gets serious,
that could help us build a defense.
What kind of defense?
Fucking insanity!
That I'm as mad as my mother?
- No, no!
- Em, I'm on your team here.
Don't forget.
Fucking Phoebe. She's driving me crazy.
Do you really think she did this?
Yes, I do think she did it.
Because she was in the room.
She was the last person alone
with my mother the day she died.
And I don't trust her. I never have.
We've never been close.
It'd really help
if you could tell me why.
Hello. Anyone home?
[EMMA] Come and see the tadpoles.
Fucking Emma.
They're gonna let her go, right?
Hopefully, Chlo, hopefully.
I thought I was the drama
in the family for the week.
Yeah, I'm not ready
to find that funny yet.
- I know. I'm sorry.
- [ROBERT] It's okay
I think I'm gonna come home for a bit.
Yeah, but it's not over.
I just need some time to think
about some things.
Why is being an adult so hard?
I think it's payback
for the joy of being a kid.
[CLEARS THROAT] Excuse me. Hello, Will.
- [ROBERT] You all right?
- [CHLOE] Hey, Will.
Give me your bag. Thank you.
[GIRL] I'll race you to the park!
Come on.
[GIRL] Emma, wait for me!
[EMMA] It should be here.
Where are they?
get away from her!
We've not read this for a while.
- You don't have to read.
- I don't mind.
"Sarina, looking from the window,
"thought that the miracle
- of spring"
- They're all the same.
How about Lost Laughter? [CLEARS THROAT]
You'd laugh more if I wasn't here.
The new meds will make you
feel better soon.
Hi ya. Are you Joan Mitchell?
Who wants to know?
I'm Phoebe, Emma's sister.
Do you mind if I come in?
Um, I'm I'm actually just
in the middle of something.
Was Emma with you last night?
Yeah, yeah. She was, um
She was helping me fill out some forms.
It it was fun. Yeah.
It was a great night.
- It's her birthday, isn't it?
- Yeah.
- How did she seem to you?
- Emma? Yeah, yeah.
She was she was fine.
Is everything okay?
Are these yours?
Just they've got your address on them.
Do you want to come in for a minute?
Yeah. Thanks.
So what did you two get up
to last night?
We, um
We had a few lines, but it
was it was no big deal.
It is to Emma, actually.
She's really fragile at the minute.
Look, I'm not judging.
I'll be the last one to talk, trust me.
She's just not been herself recently.
Given that she was high,
did she mention anything to you
about our mum?
Look, I know that's a weird question,
but I really need to know.
It's important.
I'm trying to get to the truth
of something and
well, you know what it's like
when you get on it.
Verbal diarrhea,
so I'm just wondering
Look, it was
It was the night before her birthday.
We had some fun,
but as for your family dramas,
I'm just Emma's friend.
It's got nothing to do with me.
I'm sorry.
Yeah. Sure. Okay.
Are you sure we haven't met?
It's just you're really familiar to me.
- You have a
- No, I don't think so.
All right.
I'm sorry to bother you.
[EMMA] I remember now why
I never trusted you.
- You tried to drown me.
- [PHOEBE] Drown you?
What are you talking about?
Where are you?
St. Agnes'.
Just stay there. I'm coming to find you.
Phoebe, Phoebe! Oh my God!
Oh my God!
Ambulance, please!
Yeah, it's an emergency!
My sister's been hit by a car.
St. Agnes' Children's Home.
Please, hurry up! Please!
Stay there. Stay stay with me.
[OFFICER] That's all for now. Thank you.
- I'll give you some space.
- Thanks.
- Mum, you okay?
- [EMMA] Yeah.
- Is Phoebe okay?
- She's in the best place.
She'll be okay.
- Where's Will?
- He's at Finley's.
Shall I go get you a
cup of coffee or something?
Yeah, that'd be nice.
I think there's, um
There's a cafeteria downstairs, right?
- Have you got money?
- No.
- Can you get me a cup of tea?
- Yes.
Thank you.
So what are the doctors saying?
It's too early to say.
Christ, Em.
- They've let you go?
- Yeah, not enough evidence.
Ten days ago, we were fine.
And we were We were happy.
How could everything change so fast?
- Where's your car?
- What?
Have the police impounded it?
What? You think I run Phoebe over?
I don't know.
I mean, I don't know. I don't
I just I mean
I found her by the roadside.
It was a hit and run.
How can you think that?
How can I not think that? Come on, Em.
This this morning, you were
screaming blue murder at her.
And now she's in the hospital
and you're the only one
that was there when she was hit.
And the stuff with your mum.
Tell me, Em,
what would you think
if you were in my place?
Hey, sorry. They spilled a bit.
Are we allowed to visit her,
Aunt Phoebe?
No, she's in surgery.
She'll be there a while.
We need to go get Will anyway.
- Okay.
- All right.
I've got my phone on me.
Text me if there's any updates,
all right?
- I love you.
- I love you.
So the first round of surgery
has gone well.
Thank God. Is she gonna be okay?
She's not in the clear yet,
but we're more hopeful
than we were when she came in.
We've stopped the internal bleeding
and alleviated the pressure
on her brain.
But we won't know the extent of
any damage until she wakes up.
Can I go and sit with her?
[DOCTOR] It might help her
to hear your voice.
Although, she's unlikely
to wake up for a few hours.
And we've given her a D&C.
A doctor probably thought
it was unnecessary,
but given her weakened state,
we don't want to risk
any kind of infection.
- I don't understand.
- The miscarriage.
I'm sorry. I presumed you knew.
Your sister has recently lost
a pregnancy at some point
- in the last couple of days.
- Oh, my God.
I'm so sorry about your baby, Phoebe.
I wish you'd've come to me.
I'd have been there for you
like you were there for me.
Like, the time when they took us
to the children's home
and we were sat in the back of
that police car,
and you held my hand so tight
like you were never gonna let go.
I'm never gonna let go. I promise.
You've got to get better, Phoebe.
I'll go to one of them
bloody retreats with you.
You can teach me yoga.
I can't touch my toes, though.
Phoebe, hello.
How you've been?
I'm so sorry about everything.
I didn't try to drown you, Em.
It wasn't me.
They thought it was me
because they thought I was damaged.
They did because of what you did
with the numbers. Do you remember?
You wrote them all over the wall
of our dorm.
Two, three, three, one, zero,
one, one, three, one, two,
three, one, five, five, two,
zero, one, zero, one, three,
one, one, one, five, five,
one, zero, one, one, zero.
[WOMAN] Morning, girls.
- They're coming.
- [WOMAN] Time to get up.
Phoebe, what have you done?
You're coming with me.
[PHOEBE] And I told them it was me
because I didn't want you
to get into trouble.
Because they liked you.
I-I didn't push you in.
Em, I pulled you out.
Emma! Emma!
get away from her!
Are you okay?
[MRS. ANDERSON] Come with me.
Phoebe! Phoebe!
I'm remembering things all wrong.
Maybe it was me.
Maybe I killed Mum.
I just don't remember it.
Do you remember the frog?
The little girl.
I saw the frog.
Em, it was so strange.
[ROBERT] Hang on!
Hi. Can I help?
Is the birthday girl in?
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