Meadowlands s01e04 Episode Script

Episode 4

Danny and I would like to try for a baby.
Listen, I need your help now.
Bernard this really isn't your problem.
So you acknowledge there's a problem? You covered it up, dad.
You knew what to do.
Danny Brogan, I'm arresting you in connection with the murder of Jack Donnelly.
Not real.
Real Welcome to my world.
I love your dad, and it's not possible for me to love a man who'd kill another man.
Your dad's innocent.
Wintersgill, like every copper I've ever known is, pardon my language, a fucking nutter! But for now, we say nothing about this to anyone.
Do you understand? Business as usual.
Yeah.
Right.
Now, we do have one problem.
We're in protective custody and the worse thing you can do in protective custody - is to commit another crime.
- But dad's done nothing wrong.
I know that, darling.
But I need to contact his handler and tell him it's wrongful arrest.
You two going to be all right on your own? Zoe? I'm fine.
Are you sure? Yeah, I'm fine.
Good girl.
Marky? What've you been doing, darling? You're filthy.
I'm fine, too.
- Hello? - Tell Danny use windsong.
Tell danny use windsong.
Tell danny use wind Who was that? I don't know.
Brenda Ogilvie said she saw Jack Donnelly enter your house at 9:30 pm.
You say he was there and gone by the time you and your son got back from the bar, except you and Mark have completely different versions of your evening together.
Oh, my son's a good kid, you know.
But he's, uh, fucked in the head And there's a doctor's file the size of a baby to prove it, so if he's your key witness Motive.
Jack was sniffing around your daughter.
Yeah, and I asked you to have a quiet word and you jumped on his head.
So, maybe you finished him off? Blamed it on me because I'm the guy that saved his life.
You know, if I was you, I'd call a lawyer.
We're going to have a lot of fun together.
That'll be my wife.
Hiya, Marky! I'm lighting the fireworks tonight.
You know, Meadowlands' third birthday party.
Which frock rocks? I don't like your dresses.
I don't like your dresses.
They're not beautiful.
Not beautiful.
- You ok, baby? - Yeah, I'm fine.
- How's the kids? How's Mark? - Good.
We're handling it.
He treating you ok? - Yeah, so far.
- Good.
What'd you want for dinner tonight? I'll have a steak sandwich.
Mustard.
Caramelized onions.
You know.
You arrested him at 6:30 last night.
You've got 24 hours to either charge him or release him.
Well, you certainly know your caramelized onions.
Believe it.
8 hours, 50 minutes left.
I need to contact your handler.
Social workers aren't necessary.
Could we have a little bit of privacy, please? My house, my rules.
I'm sorry.
Ok But don't say I didn't warn you.
Baby.
See you tonight, yeah? Too right.
We'll have a Red-Letter day dinner in the kitchen, eh? Yeah, sure.
Wait! Mum! Red-Letter day.
What are you doing? Looking for your dad's handler.
What does that mean? What does it mean? Motel.
There's a motel out past the garage.
Oh, you clever girl.
Mum? This handler guy, will he really get dad out? I bloody hope so.
Keep yourself busy, Zoe.
Remember, business as usual.
Yeah? No, mum, I can't do "business as usual.
" Oh, sweetheart, I'm sorry.
Look, I've got to do this.
Yeah? I'll see you later.
Evelyn.
I'm samantha.
Danny's handler.
Oh, god.
Is there something wrong? No.
I just didn't expect you to be, um Female? I don't think you should be worried.
No, I'm not.
Danny loves me.
I'm mean about him being arrested.
As far as I'm concerned, it's all about outcomes.
Not speculation.
Yeah, there's a load of speculation going on back in Meadowlands.
People are saying that Jack Donnelly was killed and some of them - believe that Danny did it, so - Right at the moment your place on the program is safeguarded Unless Danny is charged.
In which case, you understand, we will be required to review the situation.
And hopefully, Danny will be released without charges and you can get back to the business of, extending your family.
How do you know about that? I mean, what exactly is it that you do, Samantha? I make sure the cards fall kindly for you and Danny.
Your confession.
As you can see, I've detailed how you killed Jack Donnelly.
Dug his own grave, didn't he? You buried him in the garden after you fixed that pipe, which you retrieved from his workshop.
You see, that'll be speculation and what you'll need is evidence.
You left these behind.
Set of keys.
Traces of blood.
Jack's blood.
Well, he's a workman.
They tend to cut themselves.
Also, a set of prints from his keys.
Two sets.
Jack's and yours.
Well, maybe he dropped them in the house and I picked them up.
Why don't you go to my house and dig up the garden? You can't, can you? 'Cause you can't get a search warrant, because you don't have enough evidence even to hold me, do you? Done this before, have you? Know all the moves? What is it that makes a piece of slime like you feel guilty? Parking in a disabled spot? Cheating on your wife? Killing Jack Donnelly? I didn't kill Jack Donnelly.
You're gonna have to convince yourself before you convince me, son.
Girl in a sand trap.
Do I lift and drop, or play three off the tee? I'm having a private moment! Do you mind? Why don't you play a loose nine over the bunker? What? Strike a ball? Why? Because To feel nothing is to feel good.
You do want to feel good, don't you? I don't know how to swing a golf club.
Well, we're all born with the perfect swing.
We just let ourselves get in the way.
What? We think.
Therefore, we slice.
You want? No, thanks.
You're a piece of scum.
Don't talk with your mouth full.
What sort of upbringing did you have? You know how I know you're scum? 'Cause I can smell it.
Just like I smelled it on those estates.
What did you do? Ride in there and clean 'em up and they rewarded you with this? The Meadowlands beat? You fucked up, didn't you? I did what had to be done.
How many times have I heard that, eh? From bent coppers.
What's a bent cop? It's a man who's on the lookout for himself, For what he can get out of it.
That's not me.
I was protecting the people.
The people who needed protecting.
Keeping shit like you in line.
Keeping my own people in line.
Your own people? Well, you grassed them up, didn't you? Your fellow bent coppers.
That's why you're here.
So, we're both grasses.
- Don't compare yourself to me.
- You grassed up to protect yourself.
At least, I was protecting other people.
My family.
I was protecting my family.
How many times have I heard that before? "It's the family, innit, guv? "I was protecting me family, wasn't I? I fuckin' love my fuckin' kids, don't I?" "I love my kids" covers a lot of things, doesn't it?.
Like it's some kind of moral achievement.
Well, it isn't.
You're hard-wired to love your kids.
You're supposed to love your kids.
You understand? It's not difficult.
You're supposed to love your kids! What's up, baby girl? I'm not lighting the fireworks tonight.
Not going.
Why not? They need a beautiful girl to light the fireworks and I'm I'm not.
Who said you're not what everyone knows you are, beautiful? Who? Mark.
Listen, you remind each and every one of us just how ordinary we are.
And some people Well, some people don't like to be reminded of their ordinarity.
Come on.
Mammy's here.
Head down.
Wide stance.
Take lots of sand.
- Fuck! - Focus.
Visualize.
Shit! - Excuse me.
You have to - Oh, shut up! Fucking thing! Dad! Think nothing.
Feel nothing.
- Forget everything.
- But how can I? You don't know what I've been through.
Everyone thinks I'm so in control! And all this stuff - is happening to my dad.
- No! We're on the fairway.
No feelings.
Piss off.
You can't live your life on a golf course.
Weirdo.
You don't get laid much, do you? That why you're a bit stressed? You know Evelyn, my wife? You know, sometimes I'll be sitting at home and I'll look across and I'll see her and I'll get this feeling, you know right here.
I get a bit choked 'Cause, you know, I've got someone to love me.
I love my wife 'Cause we're solid.
We're part of each other.
Evelyn.
How much does she know about what's in here? All these fascinating little facts You've been keeping from her.
I mean, I bet she thinks you're one of the good guys.
That's why she's standing by her man.
Yeah.
But what if she knew about About that What if she knew About About this? What if she knew about that? Then she'd be off? And she'd take the kids and then you'd be alone.
And you would have nothing.
And ask yourself this If you can keep secrets from her, Then maybe your corporate whore of a wife Can keep Dirty little secrets from you.
Windsong, windsong.
windsong, windsong, windsong.
Now, you listen to me.
I don't like confrontation.
I don't do that.
I've never done that.
Even though I should've done with every man I've ever I do do confrontation when it comes to Jezebel.
Now, some people Some cynical people like yourself and like Jack Donnelly, you can say it's all one big illusion, can't you? But the thing is, Jezebel is beautiful because we tell her she's beautiful.
And if we didn't tell her that she was beautiful, then she would be We're all in this together, Mark.
New people.
New lives.
We help each other.
That's the Meadowlands way, And if you're going to live here, you're going to have to learn to love Meadow God You're crying, Mark.
I'm sorry.
Sorry, Mark.
Mark, are you ok? Mark! Mark! No! No! You should talk to somebody about your head.
Just - Talk to your dad, eh? - Can't talk to my dad.
Can't talk to my dad.
I don't know what to do.
Mark.
What? No! What the fuck? That'll be your wife.
Motherfucker! Do come in.
- And what can I do for you? - I want to see my husband.
Computer says no.
He didn't kill Jack Donnelly.
- How do you know that? - Because Danny is not a violent man.
How about Eddie? Is Eddie a violent man? - Eddie Foy? - No, Eddie Foy is not a violent man.
Sure about that? Go on.
Read.
Jack Donnelly is not the only body your husband's buried.
Why not just read it? Because I don't trust you.
No, Evelyn.
You're displacing.
It's not me that you don't trust.
It's Danny.
Isn't it? Fuck you.
Charming.
Did you get to the handler? - Yeah.
- And? She can't get dad out.
Why not? Because, Mark, he's been arrested on suspicion of murder, that's why.
- Yeah, we know that's not true.
- Yeah, I know it's a load of crap.
Look, she says that we're not getting moved or dropped from the program unless He's guilty.
Don't say that.
What's wrong with you? We're supposed to believe in him.
He's our dad.
Your husband.
- Yeah, I get that we're a family.
- So can we start acting like a family? - Look at you.
Both of you.
- Zoe, look, I'm doing my best here, But sometimes you have to accept the reality, and the reality is we are in shit.
- We've been in shit for the last 5 years - Christ! No wonder I'm bunkered.
How am I supposed to play straight down the middle when I've got you standing in the gallery with your fucking phone ringing? What the bloody hell are you going on about? Don't know Get me out of the bunker? The truth The truth is what's real.
The truth is all we have.
So, what's the truth about windsong? Fuck! The truth is when you say to me, "Yes, you're right, mr.
Wintersgill.
I buried Jack Donnelly in my garden " And I go there, And I dig him up And I lift his body out of that hole, That's the truth.
That's what fucking counts.
You will feel some discomfort.
Maybe a little nausea as I systematically reduce the air supply to your lungs.
You can't do this.
During your journey of self-discovery, you may find you get an erection.
Please don't be embarrassed.
It's not a sign of latent homosexuality It's just a reflex.
Can you talk? Fuck you.
- Where's Jack Donnelly? - I don't know.
You lying fuck! Shit! What's wrong with me? I'm doing my best here, and I want to do this.
Why can't I just Ok.
Now the left shoulder Has to be raised and the left arm straight.
The chin has to be tucked in To the chest And the legs Have to be apart slightly bent.
The left heel is in line with the ball And remember, on a fast green, strength is a weakness.
I'm trying to concentrate.
Do you think you could shut up with your golf is a metaphor for life shit? Golf is not a metaphor for life.
Life is a metaphor for golf.
Oh, and Don't cock your wrist at the top of the back swing.
Straight and true.
I felt nothing.
I know.
Right.
You keep away from me and stop looking at me like that.
Why did you have to kiss me like that? You don't find me attractive, do you? Don't answer that.
You're young and desperate and I'm Well, we won't say what I am because I'll just have one of me episodes.
What I am is a doormat.
And at the start of every single relationship I just let men walk all over me.
You couldn't walk over anyone, could you? Once and once only, ok, and you don't tell a soul.
Is this your first time, isn't it? - Yeah? - Yeah.
Well, let's just get a few things straight.
Ok? I'm not some sort of substitute mother figure.
And I'm not a whore with a heart of gold, ok? Ok.
Right.
Come on.
Come in.
- Where's Danny? - He's busy.
- Right.
So he won't be joining us? - No, not today.
Tell me you killed Jack Donnelly! - Windsong.
Windsong.
- Fuck windsong.
You buried him in the garden, didn't ya? Windsong.
How the fuck do you know about that? windsong, windsong, windsong.
windsong.
Danny? Danny? Danny! Shit! Jesus Christ! Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Come on.
Did you get an erection, too? I'm afraid that Danny's tests show certain anomalies.
Significant areas of immotility, morphing, and clumping, possibly due to anti-Sperm antibodies in combination with a count of less than 100 What are you trying to tell me here? Danny's infertile.
Your husband is and always has been clinically infertile.
Zoe and Mark are not his children.
You are sick! Have you ever taken acid? Yeah.
Once or twice.
How old were you? 20s, 30s.
I don't know.
I was 10.
Don't be scared, windsong.
My mother gave it to me.
Oh, Jesus.
If I was you I would've cracked.
Yeah, well, I've got a lot more to lose than you, haven't I? More to lose.
More to lose.
More to lose.
Evelyn! Don't speak to me ever again! Don't come near me or my husband or my family.
Do you understand? Hello? Excuse me.
I need to speak to mrs.
Brogan.
Thank you.
You can come and see Danny now.
Come on.
Come on.
Let's go talk some sense into the old man.
- Evelyn.
- Stay! Evelyn.
Well I think I'll give you two lovebirds a little privacy.
I love you.
No, you don't, you daft boy.
I do.
Can we do that again? - When? - Now.
This is twice, but it only counts as once.
Ok? Twice, once.
Oh, baby.
What's wrong? Have you spoken to Mark? No.
It's just everything.
I can't.
Look at what this fucker's done to me.
You've gotta get me out of here.
I can't do that.
- What? - I can't do anything.
I can't I can't do this anymore.
I want out.
I want to go back.
Go back where, babe? Back to when I want this to stop.
I want I want to get the kids and I want to go home.
What are you talking about? Take the kids? Wait.
Evelyn, do you think I killed him? No Oh, no.
Do you believe all this shit? 'Cause it's bollocks.
- No! No! - It's all fucking bollocks.
Then what? What, baby? Come here.
Come here.
Come here.
Come here.
What are you talking about? I love you.
Don't leave me.
Don't leave me here.
Evelyn! Looks like you've lost her, son.
Nothing left to lose now, eh? Signed confession.
Through atonement comes redemption.
On the dotted line.
It's over, mum.
Present and future, mum.
And dad's going to be ok.
How do you know that? I just do.
He's back and he's bad.
Back and bad.
Back to business as usual.
you got to move move a little closer move a little closer move a little closer you've got to move move a little closer Good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Thank you for braving the weather And welcome to our third birthday celebration! It's great to see so many of you here.
You know, it makes me feel all warm inside To know that community spirit is alive and well in Meadowlands.
Or am I just looking at the cheapskates Who are only here for the free champagne! Anyway, anyway, whatever.
Tonight, we celebrate! Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the indisputable first lady of Meadowlands.
She's bold.
She is beautiful.
Dear god, I love that woman to death.
So, I give you the one, the only, the magnificent, J.
O.
! How did all these people get in me boudoir? And now for the moment we've all been waiting for I just need a minute.
Mum? Fellow residents, I'm sorry to interrupt the celebration.
There's been a lot of rumors floating around town as to the fate of Jack Donnelly.
People saying he's left town.
People saying he's been murdered.
And I can understand why rumors get out of hand in a place like Meadowlands.
I can also understand why you Why we all have our insecurities.
Please, people remember, rumors are not real.
Facts are real.
And what I have to tell you is a fact that I know to be real and true.
This man, Danny Brogan This man is innocent.
And here's another fact.
Jack Donnelly's gone.
We don't know where.
But here's what I say to Jack Donnelly Good bye, and good riddance! Let's carry on with the party.
drums keep poundin' a rhythm to the brain We're good, dad.
We're good.
We were taken care of.
Dad! Love you.
Look at you.
Let's go home.
Well done, Bernard.
You're really getting the hang of this.
Fuck you.
Sleep well Windsong.
What's the truth about you? Who are you really? You leave me alone! You freak! You weirdo! You go! Fuck off! Leave me alone! Please, David, I beg you, don't tell him.
No! No! Who killed Jack Donnelly? I'm here for the test results.
If you get Wintersgill to tell everyone it's a big scary world out there and if they leave here, then they die like Donnelly.
Zoe! No!