Limetown (2019) s01e03 Episode Script

Rake

1 Previously, on "Limetown" Lia, it's a survivor, and she wants to speak to you.
I will not give you my real name.
I will not be photographed.
I will not reenter society.
I will speak to no one else on this matter.
Ever.
What did you see with the man who was drawing in synch with the others? The Man was trying to prove he was special.
He speaks to me.
I hear his voice like he is standing next to me, but he is not.
- [BANG ON WALL.]
- Lia Haddock! This is your warning! My warning? If you follow these instructions, I will direct you to the next survivor.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
There are more survivors? Of course.
[SINISTER MUSIC.]
[DOOR THUDS SHUT.]
[SINISTER MUSIC.]
[RETREATING FOOTSTEPS.]
[FABRIC RUSTLING.]
[SINISTER MUSIC.]
[URINATING.]
[KNOCKING ON DOOR.]
Hey, are you okay in there? Yeah, I'm fine.
[SINISTER MUSIC.]
Hey.
You're home from work early.
No, it's just, there's there's just something that I really need to tell you in person.
There's another survivor.
It's it's not him.
You know, you should just interview me.
That would be a conflict of interest.
It's all kind of a conflict of interest, isn't it? Maybe we could we could do dinner.
My place.
Yeah.
I'm starting to get under your skin a little bit.
I can tell.
- Morning.
- Morning, Lia.
Hey.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
In a shocking development, American Public Radio has released the first episode of a retrospective on Limetown, in which APR reporter Lia Haddock is allegedly contacted by the first-ever Limetown survivor.
The audio, which we will play for you here A reporter for American Public Radio But one Lia Haddock received a tip Hey, Lia.
Mark, did you get my message about the Rake thing? I got your message but We're gonna have to start episode two from scratch.
Uh, can you book me a VO booth immediately for when I get back? Lia, the FBI is here.
[OVERLAPPING CHATTER.]
Lia, welcome back.
Uh, we've just been speaking with Special Agent Siddiqui.
- She worked on the - Yes, yes, I know who she is.
Um, she stopped returning my calls a few weeks ago.
Ms.
Haddock, congratulations on your story.
Thank you.
And, uh, "Lia" is fine.
Lia, who is the Limetown survivor that contacted you? I'm withholding any information that could put my source in danger.
Um, once anything gets into your hands, my story stops.
You know that.
You know that.
I agree, Lia, which is why I've already told Agent Siddiqui that she needs to return with a judge-signed subpoena.
Clearly, this survivor has taken an interest in you.
If you had worked with us, we could have offered resources and protection.
After last night's bludgeoning incident at your motel, I would think you'd need it.
Hmm? Wait, what? [TENSE MUSIC.]
We'll be in touch.
I'll I'll walk you out.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
A "bludgeoning incident"? "Bludgeoning" sounds very specific and terrifying Just a guy banging his head on my door.
- That's not a big deal? - Lia, you need to call HR.
Winona told me where the next survivor is.
She said, "They all died because of him in Rake, Wyoming.
" So I did some research on the plane back this morning, and there was a fire there in 2006.
It's the only instance of multiple deaths on town record.
This guy who was accused of setting this fire, his name is Lindsey Frost.
Sounds like a character from "Elf".
[SCOFFS.]
Closest airport is in Casper.
I can leave today.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
Fine.
What do you mean, "fine"? She she [SIGHS.]
Hey, you need to talk to someone, okay? If there are any other incidents, bludgeoning or otherwise, you are to report it back here immediately.
- And Mark is going with you.
- Mark is not going with me.
I don't have time to argue with you.
Mark is going.
Just yell at the wall after I leave.
You okay? I'm fine.
If I were a guy, you wouldn't be asking me that.
No, I would, actually, 'cause this "bludgeoning on wall" situation, that sounds scary to anyone.
Yeah, well, if somebody's pushing back, it means I'm getting closer.
[SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
If you want to help, find Lindsey Frost.
[ENGINES ROARING.]
- [SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC.]
- You know, I'm going with you, but, like, I just - Multiple homicides.
- [STAMMERING.]
- Multiple.
- Yes, Lia, yes.
While this might be the only instance in the last two decades as far as well can tell, by the way of multiple homicides in Rake, Wyoming, our guy Frost was never convicted.
Yeah, but convictions don't mean anything.
- You know that.
- Yeah, I do, I do, but his name also pinged for military service.
I ran it up the flagpole with a couple of contacts I have in the army.
Turns out, this guy was stationed in Iraq 15 years ago.
So? So that wouldn't match our Limetown timeline.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
Javier Panzer.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
The security guy in Limetown? Good.
I'm glad you knew his name.
What else is interesting and relevant about him? Oh [STAMMERS.]
Lia, that that that is widely disputed.
- That's - Falsified military records to mask his involvement in the project.
You know, first first off, the veracity and timing of those documents is entirely still in question.
But it still means it's possible, right? - Lia, I - Right? I don't think this is our guy.
Did you get an address? [TENSE MUSIC.]
No.
So you didn't do the one thing I asked you to do? Lia, respectfully, I I think we should follow other leads.
[PHONE BUZZING, RINGING.]
[TENSE MUSIC.]
[RINGING, BUZZING STOPS.]
[TENSE MUSIC.]
Alison's your mom, right? Don't research me, Mark.
[INQUISITIVE MUSIC.]
All right.
Welcome to Rake, Wyoming.
[INQUISITIVE MUSIC.]
What are you doing? - I'm gonna do your job.
- What? Oh, Lia, come on.
Lia.
[DOOR SLAMS.]
[INQUISITIVE MUSIC.]
[LIGHTS BUZZING.]
[INQUISITIVE MUSIC.]
Hi, excuse me? Oh, good evening.
Wow, I love your interpretation.
Me, too.
They just don't make them like this anymore.
- [CHUCKLES.]
- Very true.
I saw you on TV.
Those scientists who disappeared.
"Limestone"? No, no, Limetown.
Oh, I remember Limetown.
Well, hi.
My name is Lia Haddock.
I, um I'm a journalist and I, uh, work at American Public Radio.
It's the government.
It's always the government.
MKUltra.
Maybe, maybe.
Well, I'm actually here in town following a lead.
Uh, I'm looking for someone who may know someone who worked in Limetown.
Someone by the name of Lindsey Frost.
Does anyone recognize that name? He set a fire a few years back.
[LIGHTS BUZZING.]
Or, allegedly started a fire.
Not exactly something we want to talk about.
So sorry to bother anyone.
Have a great night.
I can imagine, it's nice to be around people.
- Thank you so much.
- Mm-hmm.
Honestly, I I can't even begin to It it's okay.
Yes, but this this will be so helpful.
Hey.
- Sorry.
- Hey, Lia.
- Lia, this is Meg.
- Hi.
Meg lost two of her daughters in the Sugar Creek fire.
God, I am so sorry.
Thank you.
Meg has been gracious enough to give us contact information for Lindsey Frost.
Oh thank you so much.
No one could pin it on him back then.
Not the cops, not even press.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
Maybe with a fresh set of eyes, you'll be able to nail the son of a bitch.
Well, we'll we'll do what we can.
Thank you so much, Meg.
[PHONE LINE RINGING.]
- Hello? - Oh, hi, there.
How are you? Um, my name is Lia Haddock.
I I'm a, um, reporter from American Public Radio and, um, I just had a few questions for Mr.
Frost.
- Hang on.
- Is that his wife? It's a nurse, probably.
[STAMMERS.]
Nurse? Why does he - American Public Radio? - Yes.
- So, no cameras? - No.
How'd you know he had a nurse? Mark, shh.
Mark, wait, wait, wait.
Come by tomorrow morning.
Great, yes, yes.
Thank you.
Okay, bye.
[BUTTON CLICKS.]
How'd you know he had a nurse? Well, he has bowel cancer.
[LAUGHS.]
How how do you know that? - Mark, I am a - BOTH: Professional journalist.
Yeah, yeah.
[INHALES THROUGH TEETH.]
[KEYS TAPPING.]
[OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
Lia! [MUFFLED DOOR SLAMMING.]
[MUFFLED SHRIEKING OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
[OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
2:37 a.
m.
I'm in my hotel room, and I'm recording this in case something happens.
There is a male.
Caucasian, 40s [DOOR LATCH CLICKS SOFTLY.]
[SIGHS.]
[OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
Lia! [BANGING OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
[SNORING.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[OVER TAPE RECORDER.]
What do you want from me? [SNORING.]
[KEY TAPS.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[BREATHING SOFTLY.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[BREATHING CONTINUES OVER HEADPHONES.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[BREATHING SHAKILY.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[GASPS.]
[BREATHING SOFTLY.]
[TENSE, INTIMATE MUSIC.]
[CICADAS BUZZING.]
[DISTANT TRAIN HORN HONKING.]
[MAN SPEAKING UNINTELLIGIBLY.]
Resurrection The body and the soul is perishable.
[SPEAKING UNINTELLIGIBLY.]
Lia.
[STAMMERS.]
It is raised indoors.
It is sown in weakness.
It is raised in power.
It has sown a natural body, and there is also a spiritual body.
Father, we are so grateful for your amazing grace and mercy.
In your name, Father, we pray.
Amen.
[KNOCKING ON DOOR.]
Hi.
Sorry, the door was open.
Pull up a chair.
This is the reporter.
This is the Reverend.
- So pleased to meet you.
- Pleased to meet you.
- Lia Haddock.
- Lia.
- I'm Mark.
- Hi, Lia.
Mark.
Where are you folks from? Thank you so much for having us.
Well, thanks yourself for coming.
Besides the Reverend and the people who change the bedpan, I don't get too many visitors.
Used to work with some horses back there a while back.
Um, do you two mind so we could get started? [COUGHING, GASPING.]
I apologize.
[LAUGHS, GRUNTS SOFTLY.]
Dying is nasty business.
Yes, yes, it is.
Do you mind if I record this? It's the reason we're here.
The truth shall set you free.
[SUSPENSEFUL, EERIE MUSIC.]
So, you came to Rake in the fall of 2004, correct? Yes, ma'am.
And where were you before that? Mm, all over, really.
Tennessee? Well, I may have passed through there.
[SNIFFS.]
At some point, I was in the service.
But you never actually lived there? N-no, no, and I I apologize for being so frank, but that's not what I want to talk about.
Then what do you want to talk about? The girls.
The girls from the fire.
There were three of them: the two Jernegan girls and their friend, Erica Stamper.
Okay, what about them? Do you see these burns? From when you tried to open the barn doors.
That's right.
He was also the one who called 911, but they blamed him anyway.
[SUSPENSEFUL, EERIE MUSIC.]
If you don't want him to be here, I have no problem making that very clear.
No, no, he should be here.
[SUSPENSEFUL, EERIE MUSIC.]
I didn't start that fire.
Respectfully, I read all the reports and I really don't care But I did murder them.
I was hiking nearby.
I used to do that when I first moved here.
It's beautiful.
Clears your head.
Anyway, I, uh, heard screams and so I ran over.
And the fire was spreading fast, but it wasn't [FLAMES CRACKLING.]
They were, uh, pushing on the door, but there was something blocking them from getting it open wide enough, and [GIRLS SCREAMING.]
Their screams were scared, but not.
[SCREAMING CONTINUES.]
[COUGHING.]
[FLAMES CRACKLING.]
[COUGHS, SNIFFS.]
I could have forced that door open.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
I didn't.
Instead, I just rested my hands against them and I watched.
[TENSE MUSIC.]
They got quiet when they saw me.
I remember because that's when I learned how loud fire can be.
Mr.
Frost, I'm not sure how this At first, they screamed for me to help.
[GIRLS SCREAMING FAINTLY.]
I didn't.
Then they pushed as hard as they could, but they're just little girls.
I heard the fire get louder, and that's when their screams became something else.
Something more like an animal.
From that part of your brain that you only get to know right before the end when you experience physical suffering beyond comprehension.
The sound of the demon calling you home.
- I watched - [INHUMAN SCREAMING.]
Through the cracks as their flesh burned like paper [INHUMAN WAILING.]
And the meat dropped from their bones.
[SNIFFLING, COUGHING.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
They had stopped screaming for a minute or two before my hands caught on fire [DARK MUSIC.]
And that's when I pulled the door open and I called 911.
[DARK MUSIC.]
I learned something about myself that I wouldn't have learned in any other way.
[SNIFFS.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[STAMMERS.]
Isn't that a pretty selfish conclusion to the death of three little girls? Yes.
Yes.
But it was an answer.
To what question? The biggest one that there is.
[DARK MUSIC.]
Am I capable? You spend a lot of your life wondering that how far you would go where your line is.
I don't wonder that anymore.
[DARK MUSIC.]
I'm so sorry, Reverend.
I hope you can forgive me.
I had to say it to someone besides God.
[DARK MUSIC.]
I'm ready now.
[SNIFFS, COUGHS.]
Uh, wait, ready ready for what? [STAMMERS.]
What does any of this have to do with Limetown? I'm sorry, with what? With Limetown.
What does any of this have to do with Limetown? What are you talking about? You are a survivor of Limetown.
They died because of you in Rake, Wyoming.
I don't understand what you're saying.
[SNIFFLES, GROANS.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
You saddle me with little girls being burned alive that has nothing to do with Limetown? - Why would you do that? - That's enough, Ms.
Haddock.
Please.
It's time.
[DARK MUSIC.]
- [COUGHS.]
- Do you consent? Yes, I do.
[DARK MUSIC.]
[SNIFFS.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[SIGHS, SNIFFS.]
[SIGHS.]
[GASPS.]
[BREATHING RAGGEDLY.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[GASPING, WHEEZING.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[GASPING RAGGEDLY.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[GASPS.]
[GASPING STOPS.]
[SIGHS.]
[DARK MUSIC.]
[INSECTS BUZZING.]
[CAR DOOR SLAMS.]
[DISTANT TRAIN HORN HONKS.]
[CAR DOOR SLAMS.]
I've never seen anything like that.
I have.
With my dad.
Yeah, he shot himself a few years ago in the head.
But he didn't die, actually.
The bullet passed through cleanly.
I watched him just waste away for the next 12 months.
You know, and every day, more than I wanted him to wake up, I just wanted him to stop breathing.
[SIGHS.]
That whole thing, you know This story was my life because I I knew that once he died, I was alone.
I just want to know the just want to know the truth so badly.
But if I figure it out Then what's left for me? You know? I don't know.
[KNOCKS ON GLASS.]
Christ.
Hey.
Sorry, Reverend.
I didn't mean to curse.
Just wanted to see how you both were.
Oh, we're, uh we're, um - Okay, we're okay.
- We're okay.
It was time.
He had been in pain for a long while in lots of ways.
Having a service this evening.
Already had a sermon planned, so why not, right? Just past 34 Granite Street, in case you're interested.
[STAMMERS.]
34 Granite Street.
[BIRDS CHIRPING.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
[WATER SPLASHING.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Ow [HISSES, EXCLAIMS SOFTLY.]
[CLICKS TONGUE.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
- [WATER SPLASHES.]
- [RAZOR CLINKS.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Hello.
It's just a little cut.
Come on in.
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
- How are you? - Good.
Good.
- Uncle Emile? - Hmm? [LAUGHS.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Thank you.
Much better.
All right.
Let's try this again.
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
[DOOR OPENS.]
[SNORING SOFTLY.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
[DOOR CLOSES, LIGHT SWITCH SNAPS.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
[SHEETS RUSTLING.]
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Lia.
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Lia.
What is it? [LAUGHS, SNIFFS.]
You have a funny sleep face.
Is that why you woke me up? There's something you need to see.
Get dressed.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Deep river My home is over [THUNDER RUMBLING.]
Strip it of all its mythology, all of its baggage, all of its noise, and see it for what it really is.
The divide between is insignificant.
- Amen? - Amen! The divide is instant and its timing unknown.
On the other side lies our true selves, our true strengths our true nature.
Yet, the divide cripples us with fear.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Deep river Give it a name.
Name your fear.
Identify it in the dark and see it for what it really is.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Over He wasn't afraid of the end.
He welcomed it with open arms just as we all should.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Deep Helping him and helping all of you cross over when it's your time to go is what God put me on this Earth to do.
- Amen? - ALL: Amen! Amen.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Into campground [COUGHING.]
ALL: [SINGING.]
Deep [HUMMING.]
ALL: [SINGING.]
River My home Is over Jordan Taking care of horses, working with animals.
They died because of him.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Lord I'm gonna go wait in the car.
[SINGING.]
I want to cross over Into campground [WOMEN VOCALIZING.]
It's good to see you at Revelation.
- Reverend.
- Thank you, thank you so much.
[INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
[WOMEN VOCALIZING.]
That's good, and we'll see you back here next week.
- We'll be right here.
- [INAUDIBLE CHATTER.]
[WOMEN VOCALIZING.]
Warren Chambers.
You took care of the pigs at Limetown.
ALL: [SINGING.]
Deep river Nice to meet you, Ms.
Haddock.
ALL: [SINGING.]
I want to cross over Into campground Hello, everyone.
Welcome to Limetown.
Why did Limetown need pigs? When you're rolling out a new piece of biomedical engineering, where do you start? We're here to build a product, Dr.
Chambers.
And this product will change the world and the way we communicate.
It was the most powerful sensation I have ever experienced.
So there were no secrets.
No silence.
What's going on? I was losing my grip on sanity.