Tell Me a Story (US) (2018) s01e05 Episode Script


1 Previously on Tell Me a Story: [GUNSHOT] The police are useless.
- I found him.
- TIM: Who? JORDAN: I followed him to his trailer in Queens.
I found his pig mask.
I confirmed his alibi with his girlfriend.
He's lying, and so is she.
Give me the name of the guy who killed my fiancée.
[GRUNTING] I found this.
$2 million.
[GASPS] Where's the money? [GRUNTING] [GROANS] We need to hit the road.
Gabe, Hannah.
Hi, Mom.
- Time to go.
- Oh, at the very least, I deserve a friendly kiss good night.
[GASPS]COLLEEN: Get off her! Please! ETHAN: Wonder what happens to a teacher who sleeps with their students.
Such a flagrant abuse of power.
BETH [DISTORTED]: Jordan? Time to get up.
Jordan? Beth? - [HIGH-PITCHED RINGING] - No.
Let me.
But how? ["SLUFF" BY NAKED GIANTS PLAYING] I'm on my own now I never loved you, baby - That's what you said - TIM [MUFFLED]: Kayla? I'm all alone now - Kayla? - [KNOCKING] - Can't live without you, baby - Come on, Kayla.
- [KNOCKING] - Uh, just a minute.
Already dead Hey, Kayla.
- Privacy, please.
- I knocked.
I answered.
- How long you been up? - A while.
What have you been doing in there? Are you painting? Yeah, don't worry about it.
I'm not here to fight you.
I just wanted you to know I'm making breakfast.
I'll be down in a few.
[DOOR CLOSES] [PHONE VIBRATES] Fuck! [PHONE CLATTERS ON FLOOR] Been a crazy week at the shop.
Yeah? How's Kayla been doing? Uh, fine.
Hey, I made breakfast.
I'm late.
No, you have time.
It's already made.
Come, sit.
I made omelets.
[COLLEEN CLEARS THROAT] Something going on I don't know about? Kayla? Ask her.
I'm good.
Okay, then.
Don't forget, dinner tonight, at the restaurant, 8:00.
Oh, right.
- I can't make it.
- No, that's not gonna work for me.
What is going on here? We can go another night.
Why is that? Because two nights ago, I snuck out of the house and didn't come home until morning.
And then, last night, we got into a big fight because some aggro asshole came over, and now she's mad at me because she lied to you about all of it.
Does that about sum it up? Pretty much.
Asshole? As in a guy? Why didn't you tell me? That's a really good question that has a really bad answer.
You're grounded indefinitely.
Yeah, well, you know, guess I can't make dinner.
No, no, you're coming tonight.
Consider it punishment.
- Whatever.
I'm out of here.
- Hey, Kayla.
We moved here for a new start.
For you.
Why are you blowing it like this? Stop saying that we moved here for me.
This is about you.
It's always been about you.
You don't give a shit about me.
D-Don't go.
Come on, Kayla.
Kayla, come back.
MADELINE: Thank you.
RICHARD: Please.
- Help yourself.
- GABE: Thank you.
You're both so grown.
- [CHUCKLES] - It happens.
I'm sorry, I'm at such a loss, I I'm not quite sure what to say to you.
Hannah, what happened to your face? - What the fuck do you care? - Hannah.
[DOORBELL RINGS] I'll get it.
It's the caterers.
- What should I tell them? - Give me a minute.
- Did we come at a bad time? - Not Not at all.
You have to understand, this is a-a lot for your mother.
She needs time to process.
- We all do.
- So, uh, I take it you're in some kind of trouble.
Yeah, we are.
What can I do to help? the inspector general for being too slow - in his investigation - [LIQUID POURING] and also the fact that the inspector general doesn't actually have prosecutorial power This place looks like shit.
One of the reasons I fell for you was your ability to clean in the cracks.
What happened? This place looks like a pigsty.
You're not really here.
No, I'm not, but you know that.
I'm losing my mind.
[SIGHS] ramp up their attack on the Russian investigation You need to stop watching this shit.
It's part of the problem.
You know? What are you doing? Buying a gun online.
You're not getting a gun, Jordan.
You can buy anything you want on the Internet.
Do you remember that time that we went to go visit my Uncle Lyle in Texas and he talked you into shooting a gun? - [CHUCKLES]: No.
- Yes, you do.
He put a target on a tree in the backyard, you got all serious, and you aimed your gun at it for ten minutes before you pulled the trigger.
- And then - [LAUGHS] I did not.
the gun kicked back in your face, and it left a lump that lasted a month on your forehead.
I remember a different version of that story.
It's a bad idea, Jordan.
No gun.
I can't let them get away with it.
You got beaten to a pulp last night.
You can't do this.
You're not the vigilante type.
You're too gentle and kind.
You'll get yourself killed.
That's why I need a gun.
Revenge isn't the way to remember me or to honor what we had.
Stop this now.
You have a choice, Jordan.
You have a choice.
My choice was taken from me.
[SCHOOL BELL RINGING] [DOOR OPENS] Hey, I got your text.
Hey, we only have a-a few minutes.
- What's what's wrong? - Just [STAMMERS] You haven't heard from Ethan? - No.
- He hasn't contacted you at all? - Since last night? - Nothing.
Why? [CHUCKLES]: Nah, I I just I just wanted to make sure you were okay.
That guy has me worried.
Well, thank you for your concern.
[LAUGHS SOFTLY] [DOOR OPENS] Um, thank-thank you for your help, Mr.
Sure thing.
He tried to get to Carla? He tried to get her to snitch.
What happened? I kicked his ass.
I roughed him up a little bit.
- You did what? - Look, I was just trying to scare him, get him to leave us alone.
- Did it work? - I don't fucking know.
I think he has my mask, Mitch.
What? The pig mask, the one you told me to burn.
I was gonna, but I couldn't find it.
Listen to me.
I think he broke in and stole it.
Are you are you sure you didn't get high and forget where you put it? It's gone.
Goddamn it! Look, maybe Sam could do something.
Sam? Sam will kill him, and then he'll kill us.
I don't want anyone else to die.
No one was supposed to die.
I can't fucking take this shit anymore, Mitch.
We're gonna be fine.
Oh, we're not white, if that's what you mean.
Your father was a beautiful man.
So you left him.
Not because of who he was.
I left because of who I was.
What's all the setup for? Oh, it's just a cocktail party for some of Richard's clients.
It was too late to cancel.
- We'll leave.
- [SIGHS] Oh, Hannah.
I will never forgive myself for what I did to you and Gabe, so I don't expect you to, but I am your mother, and if that could ever mean anything to you again I've gone my whole life without a mother.
I don't need one now.
I've arranged for my company plane to take you to Puerto Rico.
They have a house there.
It's a little worse for wear from the hurricane, but, uh, it's livable.
You can stay there as long as you like.
Come on, Hannah, you got to be happy about this.
- This is good news.
- It's great.
Thank you.
Hon, maybe, uh, Gabe and Hannah - would like to clean up? - Sure.
Oh, um, let me show you the guest room.
Damn it.
Piece of shit.
Search history You be acting sus when I walk by I'm over you - Quit you - [MUSIC STOPS] Hello? Laney? [DISTANT SIREN WAILING] [GIGGLING, PANTING] [MUSIC RESUMES] Now watch me dance Just watch me groove You see these moves NICK: Looking for this? What the hell are you doing in my hou [GRUNTING AND GROANING] [CHOKING] - [DOOR OPENS] - Hey, babe.
Egg shell white, cottage white? Bedroom trim.
Mm No.
I'll be right back.
Where are you going? [YELLS] Watch it, asshole! [LAUGHING] Jesus, Shell! - What's going on? - Nothing.
You're acting weird.
I'm fine.
Come on, let's go inside.
If your arm still bothers you, - you should go to the doctor.
- I'm good.
- [GROANS] - Wakey, wakey.
[GRUNTING] What the fuck, Sullivan? I'm gonna ruin you for this.
You're so done.
You left me no choice.
I texted you.
I called you.
You didn't answer.
Bad phone etiquette, Ethan.
So you break into my fucking house and attack me? I mean, you started this.
What's the password to your phone? Go fuck yourself.
[CHUCKLES] That's funny, they only let me put in numbers here.
As a teacher, I've learned that there's several ways to deal with students.
Some with love.
Some with patience.
Some with pressure.
[GROANING] ETHAN: Jesus, what do you want? I want to know who else you sent that photo of me and Kayla to.
You'll see.
I didn't send it to anyone.
Okay, now it's time to check your laptop and cloud.
Look, I sent it to you.
That's it.
Come on, man, this is fucking crazy.
[GRUNTS] Password to your computer? And you'll untie me? I'll untie you, and I'll never bother you again.
"Finger my hole.
" All one word.
All caps.
Look who just got interesting.
Oh, look at you.
- Nice.
- Beats tea time with the witch.
She's not a witch.
Yeah I don't get it.
How can you just forgive her? Who said I forgive her? I'm trying to understand her.
What's to understand? She left her husband and children, and ran off with another man.
Who is now helping us.
Tomorrow morning, we're gonna be on a plane to Puerto Rico.
- That's something.
- It doesn't forgive what she did.
You watched Dad eaten alive with cancer, and she didn't show up once.
How many times did you come? I was fighting for this country.
I was fighting for you and me.
I told Mom that we'd stay up here during the party.
Yeah? - Hide us away upstairs? - It's not like that.
I just don't want to spend our one night here explaining to strangers who we are.
I don't get you.
You know, at-at some point, you're gonna have to let go of all this anger you're holding onto.
It's eating you alive.
- Hmm.
What do they serve in this dump? [CHUCKLES] I can guess.
I know all of his greatest hits.
There will be duck confit, rack of lamb and some weird fish that you've never heard of.
- Well, it all sounds yummy to me.
- Yeah.
Cooking's the only thing your son's good at.
I-I know things are bumpy right now, but your dad, he he cares for you very much.
Yeah, you have no idea what he was like back in Oakland.
He was never around to be a father.
That was my fault.
He learned how to be an absent parent from me.
I was never around for him when he was growing up.
I put my career first.
I was always working, traveling, touring.
I was happier doing something I was good at than being a stay-at-home mom.
- Don't try to excuse him.
- No, I'm not.
Just like to think that people can change.
I'm sorry I disappointed you.
I know.
[SIGHS] ETHAN: I told you.
And you told the truth.
I'm impressed.
C-Can you cut this tape off of me? It fucking hurts.
I'd like to.
I just How do I know I can trust you? Trust is really hard for me, Ethan.
Particularly when I have to trust some rich, white, fucked-up poster child for everything that's wrong with America.
Honestly, it's not like anyone's gonna miss you.
Look, I'm an asshole, - but I-I'm not a I'm not a snitch.
- Mm-mm.
Just just cut me loose.
I won't say anything.
You don't have to worry about me.
Pretend this never happened.
You don't have to do this.
But I'm all worked up.
Just want to see it through.
Help! Fucking help! Help me! [GROANING] [SCREAMS] [GASPING] - [GRUNTING] - [KNIFE THRUSTING] How's your fish? Tastes like fish.
[CHUCKLES] Your Yelp review needs a few more adjectives.
- So, why aren't you dating anyone? - Hey.
- I told you already.
- I know you did.
I'm just not buying it.
I have my reasons.
That guy you kicked out the other night his name's Ethan.
He's nobody.
But he's not the guy I was with the night I didn't come home.
So there is someone else? Yeah.
But he's nothing like Ethan.
He's so different.
Someone from school? Yeah.
Yeah, we-we go to the same school.
I haven't liked anyone in a long time, and I really like him.
Then I'd like to meet him one day.
TIM: Hey, guys.
How's everything so far? Absolutely delicious.
Ah, it's about to get even better.
- [SIGHS] - Mmm.
It's your favorite, chocolate soufflé.
Oh, Mom, Kayla, I want you to meet, uh, the hotel's general manager, Katrina Thorn.
Nice to meet you both.
Enjoying your dinner? Very much.
Well, Tim is a star around here.
Overnight, he turned everything around.
- We love him.
- Thank you.
Yeah, he's a great guy, isn't he? Do you want any of this soufflé, Katrina? - 'Cause I'm full.
- TIM: Kayla.
No, I'm good.
It was a pleasure meeting you both.
- Have a lovely evening.
- COLLEEN: Thank you.
Really, Kayla? You just can't help yourself, can you? TIM: What does that mean? It means I'm over it.
- You're so fucking clueless.
- Let's just get the check.
It's all right.
I'll just Wh-What am I clueless about, Kayla? It's late, and it's a school night.
I second that.
What am I clueless about? It's not the place, Tim.
I'll see you at home.
[TV PLAYING INDISTINCTLY] I'm gonna go sneak another beer.
Do you want anything? - Stay up here.
- [GROANS] I'm going to the kitchen.
Be right back.
We haven't met.
I'm Patrick.
This is my wife, Leah.
How do you know Madeline and Richard? HANNAH: It's actually a sad story.
- Really? - MADELINE: It's a party, Hannah.
Nobody wants to hear a sad story.
When I was 11 and my brother was six, our mother walked out on us.
Oh, no.
How could a mother just abandon her own children? For years, I wonder the same thing.
Who raised you? Luckily, we had an amazing dad who did everything for us.
But he couldn't send us to college, because he couldn't work.
He got sick, so I joined the Army to pay for his medical bills.
His illness dragged on for a while.
And then one day, my brother calls me and says, - "Dad died.
" - Oh.
I am so sorry.
HANNAH: Thank you.
I took a leave and went to the funeral, turned back around and went right back overseas for my next tour, just in time for my unit to get blown up by an IED.
[CHUCKLES] Lucky me.
My back caught on fire, and sometimes I can still smell my skin burning.
And it causes me trauma all over again, so my-my therapist taught me replacement therapy.
Whenever I start to smell it again, I just replace it with a smell of a happy memory: the smell of my mother's hair.
Despite her walking out on us, that is still my happiest memory of her.
Anyway, long story cut short, the gracious Madeline was kind enough to show me some hospitality.
It was really lovely meeting you.
- Oh.
Thank you for your service.
My God.
Hannah, I had no idea.
I am so sorry.
No, it's too fucking late for an apology.
I know it's important that you hate me, but someday you're gonna have to forgive me.
I forgive you for leaving.
But I can't forgive you for not coming back.
- Well, that was interesting.
- [GRUNTS] Sorry about my daughter.
We're having trouble connecting.
Can't seem to get through to her no matter what I say or do.
Anyway, she thinks we're a thing.
Mm, not yet.
You haven't asked me out.
- Would you like to - Before you do, I just have to say one thing.
Which is? You seem like a great guy, and it's probably not my place, but try harder.
- What do you mean? - You're the father.
Try harder.
I'm getting hit from every side tonight, huh? - [CHUCKLES]: Sorry.
- No.
I'm-I'm just with your daughter on this one.
It's your job.
Duly noted.
You can ask me out now.
If you still want to.
[CHUCKLES] ["GREATNESS" BY KYLE BENT PLAYING] Good things take time I don't worry 'bout it got progression on my mind We been working hard we been journeying for miles In the process learned a lot really sharpened up the style See the way we moving and they always asking how Like we got some superpowers homie, this is suit and tie Business be the focused it get handled with a smile We don't blend in with the crowd Know the presence speaking loud This a megaphone Cali next week I ain't never home think we on the same team Think you read it wrong same language we don't speak Where Rosetta Stone when you need her most? Swear this been a long time coming, every time I enter Hear the drum line and trumpets Working like a slave freedom songs I been humming Yeah, ya boy been up to something Killin' everyone's assumptions They ain't know we'd hit the summit Yo, we gon' make a mark Despite what anybody say I don't worry, I don't stop I know good things is on the way Keep the words short when I talk 'cause I know They ain't on my page - We don't settle for no regular - [DOORBELL BUZZING] Nah, that greatness be the aim, yeah Yeah, the greatness be the aim - Yeah, the greatness be the aim - [DOORBELL BUZZES] Yeah, the greatness be the aim - On a different level - [BEEP] in a different lane You know I know the door code, asshole.
Yeah, the greatness be the aim Ethan! We can never settle we don't think the same I can hear the music.
I know you're in here.
Great, great Great Great, great, great.
Okay, fuck you.
I'm leaving.
[DOOR OPENS] [FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING] [DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHS] Where you been? Oh, I went for a walk after I crashed the party.
Oh, God.
What happened? We shouldn't have come here.
We'll be gone in the morning.
I can't stay here.
- I got to go.
- Stop running.
I'm not running.
I'm starting over.
Hannah, you're always judging Mom for leaving, but whenever there's a problem, your instinct is to do the same thing.
Don't you dare compare me to her.
Stay here.
I can't stay here with her.
No, not here.
Stay with me.
Come on.
[BOTH SIGH] Do you remember when we were kids we had to share the same bed? I remember.
Everything's gonna be okay.
[BREATHING DEEPLY] [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES] Kayla, - we need to talk.
- Not tonight.
- I'm too tired.
- No, no.
Hey, look, whatever it is you think I've done, whatever is wrong between us, let's just deal with it.
No, I'm not doing this with you.
TIM: We have to stop running from our problems.
Kayla, just stop, please.
- Wait, wait.
- [GRUNTS] - Get out! - Stop! You can't just barge in here like this! Go away! [KAYLA SHUDDERING] Oh, my God.
It's beautiful.
You're so talented.
You're just like her.
I had no idea.
I had no idea.
How could I not know? Just stop.
Just get out.
Just tell me what to do, and I will do it.
I just want to change us.
KAYLA: Just stop.
TIM: What am I'm stopping? Stop what? KAYLA: Stop acting like you don't know what I'm talking about.
- I know.
- What do you think you know? You were cheating on Mom.
That's why you guys were fighting.
Kayla, you don't understand the first thing about what happened.
I heard her! She was upset.
That's why she got in the car that night.
That's why she's dead! - You're why she's gone.
- TIM: Listen to me.
- KAYLA: No.
- TIM: Listen to me.
There is nothing to say, because there are no words - for what you did.
- Kayla, you don't understand.
Kayla, please just listen to me.
She's dead! - Please just let me explain! - No, no.
- Get your hands off of me.
- Kayla? [CRYING] I-I didn't know about that.
- You have to believe me.
- No, please.
No, no, no.
Please just let me go, please.
I've got you.
No, don't.
Don't! Do not love me.
You'll just end up dead, because that's what happens to people who love me.
It's me.
- [DOORKNOB RATTLING] - What the fuck? Fuck! [DOORKNOB RATTLING] You were right about that guy.
I saw him outside my fucking house today! - I told you! - Listen to me.
He had to have followed me from this place.
You got to get the fuck out of here, man! [LOUD THUMPING] What is that? It's him.
He's on the fucking roof.
What the fuck? My gun it's gone.
It was right here.
He fucking took it! Motherfucker! No, no, no, no, no.
- Wait.
He has my gun.
- Are you sure? Are you sure you didn't put it someplace else? No.
He took it! He fucking took it! It was right here.
[SOFT CLINKING] - What is that? - [CLICKING] [GASPS, GROANS] Get it off me! [PANTING] - Fuck.
- [PHONE RINGING] What is that? - Is that a phone? - Where is it? I think it's inside.
[PHONE RINGING] [GROANS] [PHONE RINGING] Who is this? JORDAN: Once upon a time, there were three little pigs: Eddie, Mitch and the third pig.
What's he saying? What does he want? Tell me who the third pig is, and this all goes away.
Fuck you, motherfucker.
What's his name, Mitch? No, no, no, no, don't go out there! Show yourself.
Tell me who pulled the trigger.
You tell me who pulled the trigger, and this stops.
That's what I thought, chickenshit.
Now, you listen to me.
You're out of your depth here.
You have no idea who you're fucking with! So you better stop your shit right now unless you want to end up like your woman, you understand me? No, you listen to me.
I will never go away.
I will hunt you down.
I will torture you for the rest of your life.
Do you understand me? [CLICK] - Eddie? - We did this.
- Huh? - We did this shit.
- We did this.
- [PANTING] - Eddie.
- Fuck! - Hey, hey, hey.
- We killed her.
Listen, you can't fall apart on me.
- No, we didn't kill anybody.
- We killed her, Mitch.
- We did.
People died, because of us.
- We didn't kill anybody.
- Shh.
It's okay.
- I can't take this shit anymore.
Okay, look at me.
Look at me.
Do not fall apart on me now.
- Do not fall apart.
Look at me.
- We killed her.
Hey, we didn't kill anyone.
- I can't.
- We did not kill anyone.
You didn't kill anyone! BETH: Nice huffing and puffing.
Just how far are you going to take - this Three Little Pigs metaphor? - As far as I have to.
You're no wolf, Jordan.
This is not a fairy tale.
[LAUGHS] Yeah.
Yeah, you got that right.
[INHALES SHARPLY, MOANS] - You can stop - [GROANS] right now.
And do what? Forgive.
I want to.
I do.
Oh, God, I'm I'm losing my fucking mind.
Then do it.
Forgive them right here, right now.
Don't be this person.
I don't want to be, okay? Nobody wants to be, but you were right.
The world we know is gone.
It slipped away right in front of us.
I mean, I should have listened to you.
I should have listened to you.
There's no good left in this world anymore.
There's only anger against anger, and rage against rage! That's all that's left.
- No, Jordan.
- No, the seed is sewn, it's infected me, - and I can't stop it.
- Yes, you can! [VOICE BREAKING]: You can.
I love you.
I I miss you so much.
Please Please be the man I fell in love with.
That man is gone.
He died with you.
Now all that's left is a man with a gun.
Jordan, no.
- Is it okay that I'm here? - Yeah, come on in.
I got in a fight with my dad, and I'm so sorry.
You want to talk about it? - Is it? Oh.
- Not really.
[CHUCKLING] Let me let me take a shower, okay? - No, I don't - Well, I'm stinky.
- Your feet are all muddy.
- Yeah, I was, uh, walking in the park.
I slipped in some mud, fell down.
It was a stupid move.
[LAUGHS] I'm dirty.
Let me let me take a shower.
- It's okay.
- Yeah, I'll be really quick.
Get yourself a drink.
[KNOB SQUEAKS] You okay? Oh, yeah.
I'm great.