Night Sky (2022) s01e07 Episode Script

Lake Diving

1 Holy shit.
- Are these space suits? - Yep.
- Built them about, uh, ten years ago.
- Whoa.
The workmanship on these.
You sound surprised.
I don't build crap.
I mean, it looks like you did your research.
Yeah, there's this whole online community of wackos that build these things.
I just never could get the pressurization right in the suit, there.
The oxygen, the airflow Hey, look, you know, I'm pretty handy myself.
I mean, what's the worst that could happen? Well, you could suffocate.
Hope you don't think I'm paying for all this stuff.
Don't worry.
I got it covered.
You're pretty well-funded for an unemployed guy.
I got a settlement from my old job.
An "injury"? No, no, I was an engineer at the big vitamin factory in Champaign.
They were misreporting the riboflavin in the multis.
I blew the whistle.
Excuse me.
I need to rent six tanks, 80 cubic feet each, uh, four regulators.
Sure thing.
You going lake diving? - No.
- Really? Is it a cavern? 'Cause we just got these great new dive lights, - they are pretty - Just get the tanks, all right? It's a lake.
Okay, we're almost there.
Hmm, this is charming.
I don't think your dad'll be too hard to find.
This place makes Farnsworth look like Vegas.
Wonderful old buildings.
Oh, Franklin would enjoy it here.
Well, you know, the address is just up ahead.
I think it's on the edge of town.
This is supposedly where Mr.
Dunlap dropped him off.
Do you think he's still here? I don't know.
Don't overthink it.
You'll do fine.
Hey, there.
Welcome to the Nettle House.
You looking for some rooms? Who are you? Who am I? I'm Hannah.
This is my place.
No, uh I'm-I'm actually looking for somebody.
So you know Gabe.
Uh he's my father.
Love a rum and Coke in the middle of the day.
Makes me feel like I'm on a tropical island.
So what'd you say your name was? I didn't.
Well, do you want to? Jude.
You look just like him.
Handsome like him, too.
Lucky gal.
Oh, no, we're just friends.
I didn't know he had a son.
I didn't know much about him at all.
Is Gabriel still around? Oh, you're years late, friend.
I shouldn't be so glib.
Where'd he go? Not a clue.
I mean, judging by the fact that his own kid's here looking for him, he didn't make a habit of keeping people too informed.
Hannah, it's really important I find him.
Any little detail Ah Making me dredge up the sad and lonelies.
Well, if it'll help.
Uh, like I say, it was ten damn, 15 years ago.
Uh, I had this Aunt Linda who passed.
She left me this house.
I figured I'd turn it into a B&B.
Some idea that was.
Place was in a sorry state.
One day, there was a knock at my door.
There's a skinny fella with a beard.
Says he's new in town, needs a place to stay.
That was Gabe, in case you hadn't figured that out.
Well, there was a lot of work to do, so I said he could stay on.
I don't mean to be inappropriate, but, uh, Gabe and I were more than just friends.
There's a reason handymen show up in romance novels.
Keep your eye on this one.
So, eventually, uh, I got the feeling that Gabe would be moving on.
And lo and behold, one day, whoosh.
And no idea where he went? You tell me, friend.
He didn't leave so much as a hair on the pillow.
Say, I forgot to ask where you all were from? Uh, Illinois.
- We're-we're from a town - Oh, it's a long way away.
And, Jude, if your father's not here, we should probably be getting on back.
Illinois? Well, that's a haul.
Y'all stay the night, right? Gets kind of lonely up here.
Can we? I We have been driving forever.
Come on.
I'll tell you more stories about Gabe.
It's just one night.
Yeah, sure.
Hey, you remember that we have that barbecue tonight at Rhonda and Jerry's, right? Aw, shoot, hon.
I can't.
I got to help Franklin.
You should go, though.
Uh, what is so important with Franklin that you have to do today? - I can't say.
- You can't say.
Okay, you realize that that sounds really strange, right? I mean, I thought that you guys were just hanging out, - playing pool.
- We are.
Or we were.
But now there's something else.
It's big, 'Nine.
Like "out of this world" big.
What? Um, you were never making a friend.
You're not making a friend.
You just went from the election to a new scheme.
No, no, no, it's not the same thing.
Besides, it's just a barbecue.
You'll have more fun without me.
Say hi to Rhonda and Larry for me, though.
It's Rhonda and Jerry.
My bad.
You know that I left everyone in Champaign? My family.
My friends.
And I'm making the best of it, but it's not easy, Byron.
Well, you're acting like what happened in Champaign was my fault.
People lost their jobs.
- A woman spit on me in the supermarket.
- Yeah, well, there's a price to pay for standing up for what's right.
Yeah, and there's a price to pay for standing outside the pharmacy claiming that the whole town council is corrupt.
It's totally humiliating.
Oh, my God.
What? It was you.
Wasn't it? You called the county.
You told them I forged Franklin's signature.
I will not be uprooted again, embarrassed again.
I mean, they told me that if you just withdrew You know, ever since I can remember, people always tagged me as a guy who ran his mouth and talked a big game, then belly flopped.
Even you, my own wife.
That's not what I think of you.
You don't have to lie.
We both know I wasn't your first choice.
But you said yes to me and I'm not gonna let you down.
I'm gonna be special.
You'll see.
Why do you have to be special? Why can't you just be you? Why do I have to wait over here? Someone needs to watch the van.
We should just call Nick.
If here were here, we wouldn't have this problem.
No, we'd have a worse one.
He doesn't look very dangerous.
Actually, he seems nice.
Looks can be deceiving.
But how do you know he's bad? Because they told me.
And you just believe them? I do.
Do you know what that is? It's called faith.
Without it, what's the point of anything? - Ay.
- Afternoon, miss.
- This your van? - Yes.
- Anything wrong? - Well, you can't park here.
- See? - Ah.
- The fucking parking in this country - Out-of-towners, right? - Yes.
- Mm, Newark.
- Uh-huh.
- Never been out there myself.
Uh, I-I'm on a trip with my daughter.
- Really? - Uh-huh.
To Farnsworth? Mamá Look at me.
Start talking.
What? Just do it! Say anything! - He doesn't understand! - Ah.
- The food in Ohio was disgusting.
- That's good! Ay.
This is why you scare me! This is the girl that snuck a boy over! - Sorry, I I don't - Look at the cop, - he's going crazy.
- Yes, just just a minute.
You're unbelievable I'm sick and tired of your lies! You brought me here through a portal Sorry.
Teenagers, you know? - Yeah.
All right.
- Sorry.
Seems like you, uh, got a full plate.
- Just move the van, okay? - Okay.
And excuse me.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
How crazy was that? Hi, this is Franklin.
I'm not available right now, but if you leave me a message and your phone number, I'll call you back.
Hello, Franklin.
It's me again.
Still here at the bed-and-breakfast.
Uh, we're staying over, but we'll be back sometime tomorrow.
Um, I hope you're finding enough to eat.
There are dinners in the freezer.
Uh, just heat 'em up.
But don't forget to take out the silverware this time.
The phone service isn't very good up here, but if you get this, call me and check in.
I miss you.
Make your call? Is there someone else here? No.
Just us.
I-I thought I heard something back there.
Old house.
I like to say it's ghosts, but it's not.
Or is it? Oh, Hannah was just telling us about how she worked on a fishing boat.
You will not catch me doing that.
It paid well.
Denise, go make us another round of drinks.
There's more rum in the, uh, bar downstairs.
What do you think about Hannah? She's a little strange, don't you think? I don't know.
I want to trust her.
You want to? Or you do? Well, she doesn't seem dangerous.
And if she's telling the truth, that means my dad liked her.
That's got to count for something.
Jude, you don't even know your dad.
- I'm sorry.
- Are you upset at me? No.
I just I'm worried about Franklin being home all alone.
I'm sorry.
Is everything okay? Yeah.
It's fine.
But I think I'm gonna head on upstairs and get horizontal.
Yeah, okay.
Let me help you.
I'm okay.
She's been going through a lot.
No, she is always like that with me.
Did you get her phone call? Yeah.
Uh, just some sappy voice message for her husband.
But listen to this.
Hi, this is Franklin.
I'm not available right now, but if you leave me a message and your phone number, I'll call you back.
That's the guy with the coins.
They're all the same people.
Well, now you believe me? Well, yeah, I always believed you.
- I'm just shocked it's finally happening.
- Yeah.
And they came to you.
Yeah, does that seem suspicious to you? Do you feel like you're getting played? I don't know what to think.
Either way, we have made contact.
- Yeah.
- I should get back up.
- Okay.
This is crazy.
- Yeah.
Conquistador, your stallion stands ♪ It's kind of a tight fit.
Yeah, well, it wasn't exactly built for you.
What does your wife think you're doing right now? She doesn't know anything.
Even if she did, she wouldn't care.
I wouldn't be so sure about that.
- Does Irene know I went to the planet? - No.
No, and, uh, we're gonna keep it that way.
Mum's the word.
This is our thing.
Let's leave the wives out of it.
- All right, let's do it.
- Yep.
I could see no ♪ Maze to unwind ♪ Uh, let me get this.
Got it? - All right.
I'm ready.
- Okay.
Yeah, it's working.
It's pressurizing.
Byron? Hey, Byron? Wha Byron! Gotcha.
The sea has washed ♪ Across your face ♪ The look on your face.
Hey, it works.
I told you.
We're doing it, man.
I'm going out there.
No maze to unwind ♪ And what about you what's your deal? I don't have a deal.
Sure you do.
Everyone has a deal.
Where are you from? Here and there.
How'd you get linked up with these nice people? Luck, I guess.
Do the rest of your family know you're looking for your dad? Uh yeah.
Yeah, sort of.
You're just like him.
You know, this will sound strange, but I always used to get the feeling that Gabe was involved with something weird.
What do you mean by that? That he was hiding something.
Something dangerous.
Or maybe he just liked messing with me.
Who knows.
This was his favorite room.
He used to disappear up here for hours to read.
There's probably some of his books still on the shelves.
Uh, this must be weird for you.
This is a blast.
Goes to show it's a small world, isn't it? Good night.
Nana? - Are you okay? Did you fall? - Oh.
I I'm sorry I woke you.
I I couldn't sleep and I reached for my book, and then the whole thing tumbled over.
- Well, let me help you.
- Oh, no.
I've got it.
I just Go back to bed.
Well, at least let me just stay for a minute? Oh, no, I'm I'm fine.
I c I can manage.
Just go.
Nana, why don't you like me? Denise.
Don't be silly.
You're my granddaughter.
I love you.
You can love someone and not like them.
Well, I also like you.
I don't think you do.
You don't? No.
Feels like you're always pushing me away.
And it's not just now.
Ever since I was little.
Have I? I I don't get it.
Is it because of my mom? - Is it because I'm Black? - Of course not.
How could you even think that? It's like you don't want my love.
I do.
I do want your love.
Then what is it? You grew up without your dad because of me.
I was responsible for keeping him safe, and I couldn't do it.
I don't deserve your love.
No, he was sick.
He was sick.
You and Grandpa did everything that you could.
I could have done more.
I should have done more.
I'm sorry.
- I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.
- I love you.
- I love you too.
What are you doing here? Shouldn't you be at work? Surprised this didn't break.
Is everything okay? The job didn't work out.
Oh, Michael.
I swear, I-I get in my car every morning to go, and then I I just find myself driving around all day.
It turns out they don't appreciate that.
Does Leslie know? Yeah, maybe maybe you could talk to somebody at your school about a job I'll clean up the cafeteria, whatever.
Uh, I don't think I can do that.
Why you don't trust me? Just won't work, Michael.
Years ago, maybe.
But not anymore.
You've just you've just sapped it all out of me, I guess.
Yeah, I-I guess I have.
Michael, you're you're a father now.
You've got a beautiful little girl at home.
She's relying on you.
Mom, you know I'm I'm trying.
Well, you've got to try harder.
As hard as it takes to actually make it work.
We've we've given you so much, so many chances Leslie has, too but you just you just you throw it all away.
I know I know you struggle.
I know it's hard.
But at some point, you've got to you've got to take responsibility for your own life.
Yeah, you're-you're right.
You're right.
- Hey, Dad.
- Hey, man.
Well, that's a nice surprise to start the day.
- Get you a cup of coffee? - Oh, no, I'm I'm good.
I was just passing by, I saw the old rope swing and thought, "What the hell.
" Well, when I put that swing up, this tree was about half this size.
Time marches on, huh? It does.
I got to get marching on now, too.
I'm late.
I love you, Dad.
S still good for dinner on Friday, yeah? Sure thing.
See you then.
You ready for the most important day of your life, there, good buddy? Can I give you a piece of advice? Sure.
About the suits? No, no, it's not about any of this.
It's what you were talking about last night.
About you and Jeanine.
Damn, Frank, what are you, my marriage counselor or something now? Hey, everything's not a joke, you know? You choose to spend your life with somebody, you take that seriously.
What, then? Well you're both young, and things aren't perfect, I know.
When are they? You're human, right? We don't-we don't do perfect.
But you got to figure out a way to make it work.
You love somebody that loves you.
That's-that's that's life, right there.
That's what matters.
Okay, Frank.
Later, though.
- Come on, Frank.
- I'm coming.
So you're not coming? To drive around all day putting up fliers? No, thanks.
I'd rather stay here.
Besides, here there's room service, a pool.
You mean you're just going to hang out on your phone.
I'm looking at the stuff people post in this town.
They really love the high school baseball team.
- No way.
It's him.
- Hmm? Uh, but Jude here's gonna sing some a cappella.
Let's hear it for Jude! Take it way, Jude.
All right.
It's the apostate.
Right? Where is this from? Some bar.
J Spratts? Let's go? No.
You're staying.
I'm going by myself.
I don't get it.
I thought you wanted me to come? How am I supposed to learn if you make me stay? We're very close now.
It's dangerous.
I wanna come with you.
You wanna be a part of this? Yes.
- You want to play a role? - Sí.
Okay! That means following my orders.
- Hello? - Nick? It's me.
Toni? - Hey, we open at 3:00.
- Yes.
Um I'm looking for him.
He really needs help and I heard he was here.
Yeah, the-the other night.
- Strange guy.
- Yes.
- Do you know where is he staying? - No clue.
Anything? Please? Uh, I a-actually, hold on.
I think he left something.
I still might have it.
Thank you.
Um, he was looking for this address.
Yeah, no solicitors.
Yeah, sorry, miss? I need to find this man.
He's very ill, and I heard he was looking for you.
Yeah, I've seen him around.
Where? Is there a reward? A reward? I'm telling you that he needs help.
So do I.
How much? 3,000 seems fair.
Hello, Miss Newbury.
Hey, Jeremy.
Yeah, keep pedaling.
Look life has served me a few shit sandwiches, okay? I'm out of work.
I owe back taxes.
I could lose my house.
And I can smell bullshit a mile away, so don't try to sell me some sob story about how you're trying to help that guy.
You want to know where he is, it'll cost you $3,000.
You have my number.
Are you friends with Miss Newbury? - No.
- I didn't think so.
She doesn't have friends.
That's why I say hi.
Homemade granola.
We give it to all of our guests.
Thank you, Hannah.
- Oh, you're welcome.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
I'm sorry I couldn't be more help with Gabe.
But I-I did want to say, you know, don't give up.
And when you find him, say hi from me.
I promise.
He just pulled out.
Why don't we check the suits again, just to be safe.
I never took you for a worrywart.
Well, I didn't get to be this age by doing asinine shit.
Says the guy who's teleported to space over a thousand times.
Listen, man, we're going.
Humanity needs this.
Humanity's doing just fine.
What planet do you live on? All right.
Hey, Byron? Yeah? I'm not going.
I get it.
It's not for the faint of heart.
No, I'm not scared.
I don't want to go without Irene.
I can't.
But I can.
But in the event that anything should happen which it won't I want you to tell the world that I did something.
Hey come on, maybe you shouldn't go, either.
This whole thing is starting to feel foolish.
This is the least foolish thing I've ever done.
It's gonna work.
Byron, can you hear me? Ah.
What does it feel like? It's amazing.
Frank, it's amazing.
I wish you could see this, Frank.
It's almost like I'm in Heaven.
Let-Let's hope not.
- I want to go down there.
Get ar - Uh, all right, don't Just don't go too far.
No, I'll just just want to come down just a little bit more.
- What the f - What? By-Byron, are you okay? This is so so f king weird, Frank.
Wh What is it? What-what do you what do you see? I'm looking at a piece of furniture here.
By-Byron, come back.
Head back.
Nah, I'm almost there.
I'm-I'm getting right there.
I see it.
Oh, man.
Byron, you're breaking up now.
You're breaking up.
I can't hear you.
Come back.
Oh, my God.
Holy shit, I can't believe this! Frank! God! Byron.
Byron, I can't-I can't hear you.
I can't see you.
By Byron, come back.
Byron? Byron.
Byron, can you hear me? Byron? Come on back, buddy, please.
Goddamn it.
Nick's nose is on the mend.
I never expected this from you, Stella.
Your father will be so disappointed.
The apostate is here.
I think I know how to find him.
- What do you mean, you think? - There is a woman she can tell us where he is, but she wants money.
Who cares what she wants? She's not involved, I can tell.
It's easier to pay her.
Pay her? Really? Well, well, what has this world come to? Well, I guess this is the end of the little adventure.
Sort of anticlimactic.
Jude, why don't you head on inside.
I want to talk to Denise alone.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
Walk out to the backyard with me.
I'm gonna show you something.
Franklin? Oh.
You find anything? No.
How was everything here? Nothing to report.
Grandpa built this? The cellar, yeah.
- Whoa.
- But not the rest.
"To the stars.
" At first we thought it was a bomb shelter, but it's not.
What is it? I still don't really know what to call it.
Nana, I'm scared.
What is this? Just sit down next to me.
We found this a few days after your dad died.
Somehow I got everything all tangled up.
And losing Michael, and I I thought there might it must all be connected.
Yeah, but what does this have to do with him? Now I think maybe nothing.
Denise, what I'm about to tell you is hard to believe.
But it's the truth.
If you step inside that circle, the doors will close, the lights will come up, and you'll you'll feel stranger than you've ever felt in your life.
Then the doors will open and you'll be on another planet.
I think you hit your head.
You're not making sense.
It's okay.
It was hard after Michael.
Hard just just to keep living.
And then I found this, and I I thought maybe it could help me.
And now I see that I should have been helping you - I'm gonna go get Grandpa.
- all along.
- I'm gonna go - No, no, no.
He knows, honey.
We both wanted to protect you from this.
- Then Jude came - Jude? Yes.
This is how he got here.
No, he didn't.
Is that what he told you? Denise I found him.
Come on, no, you didn't.
It's not the truth.
It is the truth.
You lied to me.
All of you.
- Who are these people? - Not your concern.
Go on, open it.
What's this? I said cash.
I was very clear.
I s Currency.
Not trinkets.
Trust me, I've got enough of these.
It's gold.
Worth much more than $3,000.
Well, then sell them and bring me the cash.
You know, I was very clear.
This was not the deal.
Where is the apostate? Th-The what? Aah! - Mom stop him! - Where is he? - Ow.
- Where is he? I He's he's at the Yorks'.
He's Ow! He's a caretaker.
It's off of Post Ro Post Road.
That's all I that's all I know, I swear.
See? That wasn't so difficult.
Why did you do that?! She told us! You have gone soft.
We are going to fix that.
For your own benefit.
It's gonna be okay.
I promise.

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