The Girl from Plainville (2022) s01e01 Episode Script

Star-Crossed Lovers and Things Like That

1 - Mrs.
Roy? - Lynn.
You called in a missing person? He's been gone all night.
Name's Conrad Roy III.
It's unusual him being gone all night? Absolutely.
His phone's off, straight to voice mail.
It's never off.
And he's, uh How old is he, 18? I don't want to hear any of that "24 hour, he's an adult" crap.
He always comes home.
This is where he sleeps.
Or at Co's his dad, my ex.
He hasn't heard from him either.
He's out driving right now looking for him.
And what's your son driving? Ford F-250, black.
Maybe he's at the docks.
He works there with his dad.
Any reason he'd up and disappear? Drugs? He into drugs? I mean, a little pot.
You there, David? Go ahead, dispatch.
We've got a possible sighting of a black F-250 at the Kmart parking lot, nine miles away.
Dispatch, we're gonna need paramedics, fire M.
Copy that.
Stand by.
What the fuck? What the fuck? - I'm going over there.
- You can't come in here, sir.
- Hey, hey, hey.
Hold up.
- Back up.
Hold up.
Who are you? What's your name? You want to know my fucking name? Check in the fucking glove box.
That's my grandson's truck! Let me by! Let me by! This is my grandson's truck.
Did you hear me? - - Co.
Are you with the girls right now? Yeah.
Why? There's yellow tape around our son's truck.
What's your name? How about Vasquez? Oh, total all-around drubbing.
Yeah, Sox are still gonna end up dead last.
Mark my words.
"Mark" What are you, Raymond Chandler? Hey.
Kid killed himself this weekend.
Were you gonna tell me about it or just let me babble on about the game? Conrad Roy.
You know him? Uh, not the kid, but the family Not personally.
But it says we got his cell phone in evidence but no pass code.
Yeah, uh, another guy named Conrad called earlier.
Claims he's the kid's granddad.
Said he could send us the pass code.
So did you get it? Uh, not yet, no.
You want me to call him back? You're gonna be an 80-year-old beat cop patrolling in a fucking Rascal, you don't get your shit together.
- Mark my words.
- Yeah.
Michelle? Michelle, what is it? Conrad's dead.
Who's Conrad? This is weird.
Of course it's weird.
He's dead.
- You didn't even know him.
- She asked us to come.
Just be nice for once.
Michelle? Guys, you came.
It's okay.
I just can't believe he's gone.
Hayden, can you give us some privacy, please? Door.
Ho how How are you doing? It means a lot that you guys came.
- Of course.
- Yeah.
I know I haven't always been the best best friend.
Oh, it's okay.
Don't Don't worry about it.
I just loved him so much.
I know.
- And he loved me.
- Of course he did.
It's all my fault.
I should have been there for him.
- I should have known.
- Don't say that.
You were texting us the whole time, trying to find him.
- I know.
I know.
- You sent me and Cassie, like, a thousand messages.
Okay? - Yeah.
- Yeah.
Oh, wait, wait.
Now that you guys are here, you can help me pick out what I'm supposed to wear to the funeral.
I have to look perfect For his mom, for his family.
So they know that I care, you know? Oh, God.
Something Conrad would have liked.
I mean what do you think? Uh maybe something with a little less pattern.
Um, maybe something, like, all black.
Yeah, that's nice.
- Like this? - That could be good.
You said he smoked himself, right? Yeah.
Uh He swiped a water pump from his granddad's shed.
What's bothering you? When I opened the phone, there was only one text exchange on the whole thing.
- Yeah, and? - You know any 18-year-olds with only one text exchange on their phone? I don't go through many 18-year-old's phones, but I'll play along.
Who was it with? This girl, Michelle Carter.
Okay, so, at 6:25 p.
, he tells her he's almost there.
She says, "Okay.
" Then from there on out, it's just inbound from her.
And I'm smushing texts together so you don't get bored.
But, okay, now, this is This is three hours later.
"Please answer me.
I'm scared.
I thought you actually did it.
" Then he deletes every text with other contacts and whatever he was texting with this girl before that first "okay.
" - Well, he's hiding something.
- Yeah.
You can find out what it is, right? Well, you're not here 'cause I'm pretty to look at, so Thanks.
How about this one? - Syd.
- Yeah? How about this? It's fine.
You would have told me, right? What? If you knew he was thinking about it.
I don't why I asked.
Coco's friend That girl Michelle.
Such a sweet girl.
She texted you again? Yeah, she's hurting.
I think she wants to be close to us or something.
Did you know they were so close? Sort of.
He left her a note.
What did it say? A lot.
He loved her.
- Are you in love with anyone? - Ma.
- 'Cause we can talk.
- No.
Jesus, stop.
Everything's gonna get cold.
Did you tell her? - No it's she knows.
- Should I go get her? No.
Why are there bags in the hallway? Uh, New Hampshire.
We're leaving in the morning.
- Remember? - What? We're going to the lake house.
It's been on the calendar since the same time last year and the year before that and the I can't go.
It's Conrad's funeral.
I have to be there.
Everyone would be wondering where I am.
I'm sorry, Michelle, but we're not postponing the trip so you can go to the funeral.
It's the only time your dad can get away.
- Yeah.
- I don't care.
I'm not going.
I have to be there.
I have to see his mom.
Honey, we don't even know these people.
I mean, are they expecting you there? Were you invited? Of course I was invited.
I can't believe you would even say that.
- I'm so sorry, Mrs.
- Thanks, Rob.
Let us know if you need anything.
I will.
I'm so sorry, Mrs.
- I'm always here.
- I know.
- I'm so sorry.
- Thank you.
Roy, I'm Gail Carter.
Uh, I'm sorry So sorry for your loss.
Thank you.
I can't imagine what you're going through.
- I don't know what I would do - Michelle? That kid was born with the ocean in his blood.
In Florida, he told me he was really proud to be part of a family that had such a strong legacy.
- His dad and him were - Yeah.
That's where you guys met? Rode bikes walked along the beach.
It was perfect.
I remember that trip.
He came back happy.
Strange that someone so close to him and we never met.
Conrad was private.
Not with me.
I didn't mean Look at where we are.
Of course he was.
It's just strange.
It's all so strange.
I know I'm only 17.
But I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
Well, did he feel the same? Wow.
Just wow.
I miss him Me too.
He left you a note, sweetheart.
He did? Can I read it? Well, I didn't bring it here.
I didn't think it was appropriate.
No, no.
Yeah, of course.
Excuse me.
Roy, I'm gonna take off.
Thanks, Rob.
- Thanks for everything.
- Of course.
Rob? - Yeah.
- This is Michelle Carter.
I really appreciate your friendship with Conrad.
He cared for you so much.
Uh, yeah.
And thank you for taking care of the family and Lynn.
It's been so difficult.
Rob, maybe Michelle could help you with the fundraiser you were talking about? - Fundraiser? - Uh, yeah.
I was thinking of putting something together for Coco, for, like, mental health or something.
If you wanted to help put it together I would be honored.
Okay, great.
We came here that day.
Me, him, Syd, and Paige.
It was good, really good.
He laughed.
About what? I don't remember.
I wasn't sure if you wanted this back, but, uh I took it from his truck.
It was hanging on the On the rearview mirror.
I didn't want the cops to fucking pocket it First Communion cross and all.
You think it was us? What do you mean? Was it our fault? I don't want to talk about it, Co.
- I just meant - They told us to get him a shrink, we get him a shrink.
The shrink says, "Get him some pills," we get him some pills.
What are we supposed to do? Chain him to the fucking radiator? Hey, let me walk you to your car.
Fuck off.
Hey, are you packed? They spread his ashes without me.
Sweetie, it was probably just family.
They weren't thinking about you.
What? Weren't thinking about me? Michelle, I think you just need to take a breath.
She left me out.
I was the only one that mattered to him, the only one who cared about him.
How can she do this? Michelle.
- Hey.
- Hi.
So funny seeing you guys here.
Oh, um Here, sit.
So, anyway, like I was saying Hey, didn't your boyfriend just off himself? - Chris.
- Dude.
I'm I'm so sorry about him.
He's acting like an asshole tonight.
It's okay.
It's life, right? Not really.
- Ow, what the fuck? - Stop.
What the fuck? I'm just trying to be grateful for the time we had together.
Conrad gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.
That's deep.
Just the truth.
BRAD You should be a writer.
- Maybe.
- Right.
'Cause you're up on your books and shit.
- Books and shit? - Never seen you read a book a day in your life.
Why do you have to jump on my dick? I got low blood sugar, and I'm hungry, so maybe that's why Hey.
If I did, like, a fundraiser, would you guys come? Oh, fundraiser for what? For Conrad.
For, like, mental health.
To raise awareness.
We could do it here in town.
Don't you think you should do it in his town? Where's he from? - Mattapo Mattapoisett? - Mattapois-ey.
- Where the hell is that? - I've never heard of that.
By the water.
We could play, like, a softball game or something.
Oh, like those celebrity games they do for charity? Yes.
Would you guys help me plan something? Sure.
Yeah, whatever you need.
We could do it at the high school.
Ooh, we can get, like, matching shirts.
We should put it on Facebook.
Maybe it'll go viral.
Facebook? You don't go viral on Facebook.
You go viral on YouTube.
Hey, Rob.
How you holding up? You guys were best friends, right? Yeah.
Hey, look, um, listen, I need you to do me a favor.
Pretend like I don't know anything, Okay.
So when was the last time you talked? That day, Saturday.
He, uh he was supposed to come see me at Fitchburg.
Canceled at the last minute.
Give a reason? Did he ever talk about issues with, uh, work? With girls? No.
But, I mean, clearly he he had issues.
I mean, he tried before.
- He attempted suicide? - No one told you that? Yeah.
Couple years back.
How, uh how'd he try? He took a bunch of Tylenol.
He was in the hospital for a bit.
Did he tell you why? Not really.
I mean, his parents' divorce really screwed him up.
You know, Mr.
and Mrs.
Roy constantly yelling, not just at each other.
- At Coco? - Sometimes.
You know how it is.
Michelle Carter.
Know her? Not really.
They were dating? They only met up, like, once or twice.
She lived an hour away.
Plainville, I think.
Do you know when they last saw each other? No.
Why? Well, she was all over his social media.
Thumbs up this, thumbs up that.
You know, even posting after he passed.
People will say anything to get a like.
What do you girls want to do when you get there? We could go fishing.
- Michelle? - What do you think about that? Go fishing with your dad.
Michelle? Can you turn that up? I can't believe you like the song.
- Dad, turn it off.
- Shut up.
You don't even know what you're talking about.
Don't talk to your sister that way, Michelle.
Just keep the song on, okay? You know, Conrad would have loved this.
I always wanted him to come on this trip with us.
He loved the water.
Is that right? He worked on the water, he and his dad tugboats.
I wish we could have met him.
It seems you guys were close.
We were close.
Yeah, that's what I said.
No, you said "seems.
" I'm just trying to understand.
You never talked about him.
So? Sweetie, we never even heard his name.
You okay? No.
I'm sorry about before.
About the song.
It just reminded me of him.
I didn't know you guys were in love.
He was the greatest guy I've ever met.
He told me everything.
And I could tell him everything.
You know, when people talk about star-crossed lovers and things like that? Well, that's what it was.
The moment we met, it was just magic, like I'd known him my whole life.
We've been talking, and your father and I think you should see the doctor again.
- Why? - It's just It feels a little too similar to last time.
That's not true.
The sulking, the yelling.
I'm grieving, Mom.
Remember how much better you felt after? It could help.
He could prescribe you some new meds.
I'm taking the pills.
What else do you want me to do? You could talk to me.
You could talk to your dad.
You wouldn't get it.
Is that it? Oh, goal! Nice shot.
Sorry to bust up the game.
Figured you'd want these ASAP.
That's the extraction? Two of eight.
Jesus Christ.
This is just him and the girl? Ask and you shall receive.
Got some cinema in there, too, tablet on top.
I'll grab the rest.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
Hi, this is Conrad Henry Roy III, reporting to you about what's been going through my mind the past few weeks.
I can't fathom that I was such a happy kid when I was younger.
I know, I know, I know.
A lot of people tell me.
A lot of people tell me that I have a lot going for me.
I have to be happy.
I have to be happy.
Well, no, you don't have to be happy.
I think I just need to relax.
I really do, 'cause I just keep thinking about the past.
This kid having trouble talking at the lunch table, having trouble communicating, having trouble Struggling.
Social anxiety to me is the inability to function properly in a manner that you want to in a social situation.
Not all eyes are on you at all times.
People understand that's just who you are.
You don't have to be this amazing drawn-out, thought-out superhero Incredible Hulk or Superman.
I don't know.
But if I keep talking, if I just keep talking, then it's gonna get better.
Racing thoughts, suicidal thoughts.
What I'm doing is looking at myself so negatively.
Never be successful.
Never have a wife.
Never have kids.
Comes to a point where I'm just Too nice.
I loved him, and he loved me, and He loved all of you guys.
I know he did.
I like to sing in the car, and, um Before Finn, I used to sing alone.
And this was the, uh, first song that we would sing together when we would drive around together.
Song that I Sang with him when we would drive around together, so - Nobody treat me with - Kid gloves, okay? I don't know what to say either.
I loved Finn, and and he loved me.
He loved all of you guys.
I know he did.
I like to sing in the car, and, um Before Finn, I used to sing alone.
This was the first song that I sang with him when we would drive around together.
So this is for him.
When the rain is blowing In your face And the whole world is on your case I could offer you a warm embrace To make you feel my love When the evening shadows and the stars appeared And there's no one there to dry your tears I could hold you for a million years To make you feel my love Oh, the storms are raging on the rolling sea And on the highway of regret The winds of change are blowing wild and free You ain't seen nothing like me I can make you happy, make your dreams come true Nothing that I wouldn't do Go to the end of the earth for you To make you feel my love
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