Lisey's Story (2021) s01e08 Episode Script

Lisey's Story

Did he take her?
No. She took him.
Well for how long? I mean
When-- When is she coming back?
She might not come back.
You know that, don't you?
No, I don't. I don't know anything,
so stop freaking me out, okay?
Well, you already are freaking out.
All we can do is wait.
I liked you better when
you were catatonic. I really did.
Oh, well, that's
a really shitty thing to say.
All right. I'm-- I'm getting
the lights on. Are you okay?
This way.
This way.
Come on.
Look at me!
What did you do to me?
What did you do to me, you bitch?
I am the son of Scott Landon.
I am the prophet.
I am the lighthouse.
Beam me up, Scotty.
Oh, Lisey.
-Lisey, sweetie.
-Oh, hey.
-Oh, God.
-God, Lisey. We were so scared.
-Are you all right?
-Yes. And he's gone.
-Are you sure?
You lied about the gun.
Yeah, I did.
Do you wanna get into that now?
All right. You were never here.
You understand that?
Scott was there for you,
guiding you all along, wasn't he?
He was.
Oh, Dan.
I'm so sorry.
Cleaves Mills Police.
Officer Rory Hall speaking.
Hi, it's Lisa Landon.
Something terrible has happened.
Are you all right, Mrs. Landon?
No, I'm all right. I just came out
to check for storm damage and
I need you to come out here, right away.
Yeah, of course.
Yeah. Thank you.
-All right. We're on our way.
Lisey. A word?
We'll meet you at the diner?
You want some pie?
-First time in front of the grand jury?
Not really. They just wanted to know how
I found Officer Beckman, and I told them.
You came out to check storm damage.
Can I help you with anything else?
You never asked.
What's that?
About Jim Dooley.
Yeah. They find him?
Nope. Found the truck he was driving.
But as for him, no sign.
Maybe he got scared
after he shot Dan and ran away.
On foot? You think so?
You got something on your mind, Craig?
Dan Beckman was a good officer
and a good friend.
Dooley shot him down like a dog.
If something happened
to the man who did that,
I wouldn't exactly
cry myself to sleep at night.
Would you, Lisey?
Absolutely not.
Maybe he's dead.
Maybe he is.
If he is, I suppose someone
will eventually stumble on the body.
I don't think they will.
Just a feeling.
Is there something you're not telling me?
Go on and get your pie.
Enjoy it.
Have a good time with your sisters.
I'm on a bool hunt.
Grief is the bool hunt.
You solve all the riddles
find all the clues
then you get a prize.
I do remember one thing.
Something Scott said.
It was something about a story.
It was Lisey's story, he said.
My prize is learning how to be alone.
This is it, Mrs. Landon.
You want a last look?
No. I trust you.
I'm sure you've done a good job.
Well, his papers will have
a good home at the Fogler.
Yeah, I'm sure they will. I'm sure.
I've read all of your husband's books,
Mrs. Landon.
Relics, five times.
He got me through a tough year in my life.
I'm very sorry for your loss, ma'am.
I need you to tell me
about the shrouded ones.
Because they're not catatonic, are they?
And they're not in comas.
And they're not in the bad.
And they're not gone.
They're dead.
Most of them go on.
But some of them, they stay.
They hold on, at least for a little while.
I know.
I understand. It's okay. It's okay.
This is Darla. Please leave a message.
Hey, sister.
I'm leaving a message now
because I know you always turn
your phone off when you do your yoga.
Anyway, I have to go.
Maybe Amanda filled you in already.
I don't know.
But I'll be back. I mean, I hope I will.
If something happens
with Amanda, though,
just, you know,
get her back on track. Okay?
I know you will.
I can count on you.
Look, I-I don't mean to worry you.
I mean, maybe I have already. I'm sorry.
I love you.
I love you both.
Lisey's story, he said.
But he never dedicated
a book to you, did he?
They were all for me.
-Once upon a time, Lisey
-Once upon a time, Lisey
there were two brothers living
on an isolated farm in Pennsylvania.
One year, in the autumn,
the older brother got in the bad.
Which is to say, he became homicidal.
So the boy's father had to kill him.
The younger brother
buried him away on an enchanted hillside.
And life on the isolated farm went on.
But by November
Where's my sandwich?
Coming, Daddy. It's coming.
It wasn't much of a life
for the two that were left.
America is going to hell,
brothers and sisters.
The entire world is going to hell.
You see it everywhere you go.
Golden calf
and the sound of the pagan flute.
Where's my goddamn fucking sandwich?
I swear to God. If you don't get over here
and give me my goddamn sandwich--
what's the way home? Jesus!
But there's only true path to heaven.
I am the way.
I am the truth. I am the light!
And there is a way forward,
there's a way to get over,
but you have to give over.
You have to give over on the gambling.
There's mold on it. That's mold.
You see it?
Oh, yeah. I could go
down to Mulie's and get a fresh loaf.
There's money in the can.
You eat it.
"Daddy," what? I said you eat it.
Just a little mold.
Eat it, I said! Eat it! Eat it!
Chew it up. No! Don't you--
Don't you dare. Now swallow it.
If you puke that up,
I'll make you eat it again.
Swallow it.
Now imagine that it's not just your hands,
it's your entire body.
You're down there screaming, "Let me go!"
All right, now get out of here. I don't
You hear that?
Don't fuck with me right now.
I know you hear that.
Y-Yes, Daddy.
-You hear that?
-Yes, Daddy.
-You know who that is?
It's Paul.
-No, Daddy. It's just rats or the wind.
-Yeah, it is. You know it's--
It's not a fucking rat, and it's not
the wind. Don't lie to me. It's Paul.
You told me you were gonna bury him.
Did you bury him?
All right, all right, all right.
Okay, okay. All right.
Get the fuck out of here.
-Can I get a hallelujah?
-Can I get an amen?
Can I get a hallelujah?
Are you going back to work pretty soon?
What, are you writing a book?
No, I'm not going back to work. I'm never
going back to work. Okay? I'm not.
I guess that's your business.
I'll just go down to the store.
Scooter, buddy, come here.
You remember when
you jumped off of that barn?
You were brave that day, son.
-Yes, Daddy.
-Got to be brave.
Because whatever that is,
if it's the wind or if it's a-- a rat
or if it's a ghost or Paul
I'm not gonna let them hurt you no more.
I'm not gonna hurt you no more, okay?
But you got to be brave.
I will.
This is your time.
I know, Daddy.
Come on, leave me alone.
It went on like that for,
I don't know, another week. Two.
And then one morning,
around nine o'clock
Daddy, what is that?
It's a fucking car, Scooter.
What does it sound like?
I think it sounds like I'm fucked.
It's over. They know everything.
They're coming for me.
That's what's going on.
It's fucking Frank.
Damn Frank, always getting
into people's business.
-What is he doing here?
-Daddy, don't shoot him.
Come here.
You don't want me to shoot him?
You like reading these goddamn books?
You like reading them? You better
make up a good story. You better.
I will get rid of him.
You do it.
Hello, son.
You must be one of Sparky's boys.
Yes, sir. Sure am.
I'm Frank Halsey,
from the mill. Head of personnel.
Nice to meet you, sir. I'm Scott.
We're kind of missing your father.
His apprentice can't even
change a light bulb without a--
an instruction manual.
He didn't call you from Philly?
No, son, he sure didn't.
Well, he's worried about his sister.
She's got the disease that killed
the famous ball player. From the Yankees.
You know, Lou Gehrig.
Oh, she's got that?
That's a shame. I didn't
even know he had a sister.
Who's watching out for you
and your brother?
Miss Cole, f-from down the road.
She comes by every day.
Besides, Paul knows
four different ways to make meat loaf.
Four, huh?
I'll have to get him to teach my wife.
When's Sparky coming back, do you think?
I-I-I'm not sure.
She can't walk anymore.
And she breathes like this.
Oh, shi-- sh-shin guard.
That's about the worst thing
I've ever heard of.
Well, when he calls in, you get him
to give me a jingle, all right?
Yes, sir.
-Sure will.
-We'll make a plan.
The company can't afford to lose
a fine electrician like Al Landon.
So, before I go
Here. Go on, take it.
It's from me to you.
And here's one for your brother.
All at once, Lisey,
the strangest thing happened.
I wished my daddy would kill him.
Thank you.
Don't mention it. You just
get him to give me a call.
-All right?
-Yes, sir.
All right.
Listen, I'm very proud of you.
But it's over, Scoot. I'm going down.
He won't be the last.
One of us is gonna die
on this farm, Scoot.
You know it and I know it.
Which one of us is it gonna be? Me or you?
I don't know, Daddy.
I made you a bool hunt.
Just like Paul used to do.
Find a clue, get a prize.
Let's see which one it's gonna be.
Some of them were clues
from the best bool hunt Paul ever made.
Now get the fuck out of here.
You can't--
you can't kill a ghost, you know?
You can't kill a ghost.
I'm sorry, Scotty.
I'm so sorry.
Oh, God.
I tried to take him, Lisey.
The way I took Paul.
It was what he wanted.
I tried and tried, but I couldn't.
The next day,
I went down to Mulie's store and said,
"My daddy took my big brother,
and I guess they up and left me."
Old Mulie took me to the county sheriff,
and the sheriff took me to child welfare.
I thought they'd ask questions
and they'd find him but they never did.
You were the only one
who knew me, babyluv.
The one who gave me light
and knew my darkness.
Now you know the last part of the story.
And telling it has set me free.
You've been the anchor that has held me
in this world, our world, for so long.
You were always saving me, Lisey.
So I left you a bool hunt
so you could save Amanda
and in case someone like Cole, another
Deep Space Cowboy, should come after you.
But mostly, I left it
so you could remember and go on.
-That's your real prize.
-"That's your real prize."
And now that you have all of me,
I know you can.
At least a thousand.
And, Lisey
I love you.
I love you too, Scott.
I love you too.
I need to see him one more time.
Oh, God.
Keep this.
When the door closes,
we're eye to eye.
It's just you and me, Lisey.
I love you.
I love you.
What do you think, babyluv?
Will we marry?
Babyluv thinks it's a plan.
You may kiss the bride.
Stories are all I had.
But now I have you.
You're every story.
You're my heart, kiddo.
This is our time now.
You and me.
We can make our own world.
I love you.
Boyfriends and gold!
Boyfriends and gold! Pirates and gold!
Boyfriends and gold! Boyfriends and gold!
Boyfriends and gold! Boyfriends and gold!
-Girls, come here.
-Good Ma!
Dandy Dave!
Hey, girls. We built this
in the garage for you. I hope you like it.
It's the Hollyhocks!
It's the Hollyhocks!
-You guys are like real sailors.
-Love you, Daddy.
-Thank you!
It's the Hollyhocks!
It's the Hollyhocks!
I can't believe you built this!
Amanda! Lisey! Look at me.
Careful. Looks like there's
a sea monster up there.
Pirates and gold! Pirates and gold!
I love the Hollyhocks, Daddy!
You guys a lot of gold?
We've got an entire treasure chest.
There's a sea monster, but
me and Lisey and Amanda got through it.
-Cheers to the Hollyhocks, girls.
-Cheers, Lisey.
What are you doing here?
We've been here all day.
Are you okay?
Yes. I'm okay.
Is Scott still there?
No, he's gone now.
But I'm not.
Do you wanna get something to eat?
-We could go to Debbie's for dinner.
-Debbie's again?
-Why not?
-I'll be there in a minute.
I'll be okay.
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