The Girl from Plainville (2022) s01e02 Episode Script


1 Previously on "The Girl from Plainville" You called in a missing person? Name's Conrad Roy III.
- What's your son driving? - Ford F250, black.
There's yellow tape around our son's truck.
Michelle, what is it? Conrad's dead.
Who's Conrad? Michelle Carter.
Know her? Not really.
They were dating? They only met up, like, once or twice.
Florida? That's where you guys met? I remember that trip.
He came back happy.
He left you a note, sweetheart.
He did? Well, can I read it? I was thinking of putting something together for Coco, for, like, mental health or something.
I would be honored.
Until the end of the Earth for you To make you feel my love Dinner is at 5:00 sharp every night, and don't be late, or you'll be eating crumbs.
- Okay.
- Come on! Coco, come on, help me.
Bags aren't gonna grow legs.
Move it.
Getting really good grades, doing really, really well.
They're both doing great.
Yeah, but no, she's bad at it.
- All right.
- Shut up.
What? You suck.
- Sydney! - Hey, he does too.
All right, that's enough.
Math wasn't my thing either.
Hey, put it down.
There's a new girlfriend.
She's from - Ohio.
- Ohio.
How nice.
Is she pretty? We don't know.
They met on the computer.
Hey, listen, by the way, your mom says you can't go visit her.
What? Yeah, Coco, her dad doesn't even know you.
Mom said she would talk to him.
And she did talk to him, and he said no.
You've got a problem with it, talk to your mom, all right? I'm just the messenger this time.
Is baseball good? It's off-season, so it's in the spring.
How do you like your new school? - He dropped out.
- What? - Oh, my gosh.
- You dropped out? Will you put something in your mouth? I I didn't drop out.
I'm just doing online classes.
Yeah, he does everything from the computer right from home.
So it's still school.
I just don't have to deal with stupid people.
That's nice.
And I've been taking him to work with me too.
Yeah, he's doing great.
We go out, you know, three weeks out, a couple days in.
- Is this the famous Roy clan? - Indeed, it is.
All she does is gush about you.
Ruth lives a few houses down.
This is my nephew, Conrad Jr.
Hi, call me Co.
Your tugboat towed Sully in off the Hudson.
Oh, that was just, you know, right place, right time.
And this is his beautiful wife, Carolyn.
- She's - Actually, we're not And these are the kids, Paige and Sydney and Coco, who is quite the baseball player.
My granddaughter plays softball.
He's also working in the family business.
Such a beautiful and talented family.
Right to be proud.
Nice to meet you.
She's nice.
You guys are lucky.
I mean, this food is incredible.
Hey, it's Lily.
Leave me a message.
Are you ghosting me? I don't care what your dad thinks.
Call me back.
Hey, it's Lily, leave me a message.
I'm sorry.
I'm just pissed off not at you.
Just call me, please.
Come here.
This is my granddaughter, Michelle.
Michelle, this is Coco.
- Conrad.
- What? Conrad Henri Roy III.
This is the young man I was telling you about.
Lives in Mattapoisett.
Michelle lives in Plainville.
What are the chances? Cool.
She's here for a couple more days.
Thought you two could hang.
I'm gonna go wrangle the gear.
Be right back.
Where's Mattapoisett? South Coast.
I've heard stuff about it.
Stuff? That's it's rough.
I gotta go.
This is Lily's dad.
I thought I was very clear with your mom.
Can I just please Stop calling or we'll have a problem.
What do you think? They're just texts, a lot of goddamn texts.
Due respect, those are fucked-up texts.
Was there a missing person's report? Yeah.
Put out a BOLO even though it was just 12 hours.
Did he deal with depression at all? Yeah.
Was this his first suicide attempt? No.
So how's this girl responsible this time? Look, her texts to him get even more insistent in the final 24 hours.
And according to the records, they spoke on the phone for 42 minutes before he died.
Last person to talk to him.
Her statement? Haven't gotten one yet.
So what do you want? A warrant for her phone.
Okay, look.
She says, "You keep pushing it off, "and you say you'll do it, but you never do.
"It's always gonna be that way if you don't take action.
"You're just making it harder on yourself by pushing it off.
You just have to do it.
" Bring me something that can prove intent, contradiction, even a cover-up, and we'll talk.
You haven't got it yet.
Cass, I saw your Insta.
You went to the Keith Urban concert? - Yeah, it was amazing.
- It was so fun.
We were, like, five rows back So it's my birthday this weekend.
I was thinking we could go maybe into Boston, do dinner.
It could be really fun.
Maybe we could get matching tattoos.
I'll be 18, so I could get one.
Um, that sounds so fun, uh, but I think I'm working that night.
Yeah, I have to check with my parents.
I was thinking we could've talked about the fundraiser.
I'm gonna call it "Homers for Conrad.
" You guys said that you would help me, but if you're too busy, it's totally fine.
I I can plan it on my own.
It's not really a big deal.
That's what you want to do for your birthday? Yeah.
Is that weird? No, no, it's just, you should be celebrating.
I just really want to get it right for Conrad.
Sometimes I feel like he's here with me.
I don't want to let him down.
You know what? I could probably get someone to cover my shift, right? Yeah, oh yeah, for sure.
Sorry, I didn't It's okay.
Just wasn't expecting anyone.
Conrad, right? Sorry, you are, um - Michelle.
- Right, right.
See you later.
Oh, okay, cool.
I know a trick that helps me sleep.
Works great.
I could teach it to you if you want.
What? You have to say the first thing - that pops into your head.
- Oh.
It's a word game.
Eventually, your brain just drifts, trying to think of a random word.
So basically, you're boring yourself to sleep.
Ninja turtles? Really? It's the first thing that came to my mind.
What would you have said? Like, pizza.
Dude, that That is ninja turtles.
Okay, bread.
- Ratatouille.
- Chef.
No, you can't say the same word.
So many rules.
Um Disney.
Ten, nine How you holding up? People ask me that like there's gonna be a good answer.
I guess maybe people don't know what to say.
You can say nothing.
Um, okay.
Uh, look, I I just have, um, a a couple questions to close the case.
Um, just routine.
Did your son have, um, a computer? Yeah.
It's at his dad's.
Can I get it? It would be helpful, tie up some loose ends.
Like I said, it's it's just something we do.
Are your loose ends gonna tell me why what happened happened? Do you have do you have any sense, any any idea? I mean, how many kids you know spend a day on the beach with their moms and then go kill themselves? Mine did.
I I gotta swing by there to drop the girls off.
I can I can get the laptop.
Um, okay.
I, um I don't want to cause any, you know, strife.
It's all fucking strife.
Better for me to go? A cop showing up unannounced? Definitely not better.
Okay, well, the brisket looks good.
It looks amazing.
Oh, look.
Did you bring me my beers? Yes.
Here they are.
- Hi, Grandma.
- Hi.
Come here, you guys.
Ah! Sydney.
Uh, you better be hungry.
Grab a plate.
Yeah, what about you, Lynn? You hungry? I'm not staying.
Conrad, get her a plate.
She said she ain't staying.
Well, look at her.
She needs to eat.
Well, we'll have to do some rationing.
I didn't plan for an extra body.
Look, it's fine.
I'd hate for y'all to go hungry.
See? It all works out.
How you doing? You saw they brought Coco's truck back? Yeah.
Can I They also brought that, um That water pump too.
I didn't know what to do with it.
I put it in the garage.
It's like Can we not talk about that now? Yeah.
Look, I I need your house key.
How come? The detective wants Coco's laptop, something about closing up the investigation.
Why didn't he just call me? Well, you can call and ask him, or you can just give me the key.
Don't you think that's a little weird? No, I don't.
Come on, Lynn.
I can't just give you my house key.
It'll take two minutes.
- Put yourself in my shoes.
- In your shoes? You're in my house all the goddamn time.
Not by myself, I'm not in your house all the time.
Jesus Christ, what, do you think - I'm gonna snoop around? - All right.
Keep it down.
Just calm down.
- I divorced you.
- Co, Co, just get her the keys.
Have you guys seen this? Michelle's hosting a baseball tournament for Coco.
Michelle? Who's Michelle? Coco's friend from Plainville, that girl.
- Oh, right.
- I think it's weird.
She's just trying to do something nice for Coco and for us.
So what? Are you gonna go to this? - What, you're not? - I don't know.
Dad, you want to go? Huh? They're having a baseball tournament in Plainville for Coco.
Plainville? Yeah, Coco's friend.
She lives up there.
It's a little fundraiser thing.
A fundraiser? Who do you think we are? We're like we need a goddamn handout? - Dad.
- It's not a fundraiser for us.
They're they're donating the money to mental health awareness.
The hell's that mean? Like, suicide awareness.
- You fucking kidding me? - All right, Dad This is how you want to honor your son, by saying he was crazy? How is this about me? Dad, she didn't have anything to do with this.
- Mental health awareness.
- Co? You got some nerve, Lynn.
All right, Conrad - Dad, come on - You've got some nerve.
You never even took Coco to church.
All right, that's enough.
Mom, you gotta do something.
Your kids wouldn't know the Lord's Prayer from their ass or elbow if it weren't for us.
And then you go, and you desecrate Coco's body - All right, Pop.
- By dumping it in the water like, uh, some heathen, and Co just goes along with it, right like he always does.
Along with it, right? It's enough.
It's enough.
- Co, gimme the goddamn key.
- Leave it, leave it.
Come on, let's go.
I'm sorry.
Hey, Rob.
Hey, Michelle.
I got the Facebook invite.
Um, why is it in Plainville? I live here.
Yeah, but Coco didn't.
Yeah, I know.
I just didn't know how to organize it in a town where I didn't know anyone.
Well, you do: me.
That's why I thought we were doing this together.
Are you mad at me? No.
I'm I'm just saying it might be tough for everyone to make it up there.
You know, if If we have it down here, there's a better chance his whole family can come, you know? I mean, we can change it, but then, like, my friends and family are gonna have a hard time making it down there too.
But Coco didn't know any of them.
Oh, my God, wait.
I just realized this would be such a nice getaway for Lynn and the girls, don't you think? I guess.
A fun adventure to take their mind off things.
Are you still there? Yeah.
I already paid the deposit for the field.
It's non-refundable.
But I could change it if you want.
I don't want this to be a thing.
No, no, it's fine.
I'll call Coco's league and see who wants to make the drive.
That would be amazing.
Conrad would've loved that.
You're such an amazing friend, Rob.
We're gonna make this event perfect for him.
You can be my co-captain to finalize organizing.
Co-captain? I'm so excited.
I got to go, but, uh, let's let's talk about it later, okay? Bye.
Thank you, bye.
- Michelle, everything okay? - I'm fine.
Can we put the deposit down now? Sure.
Gotta do something fun for your last day.
Hey, wait for me.
Why? Dad said I could come.
Are you fucking Hi, I'm Sydney.
You Coco's girlfriend? Mm-mm.
Where are we going? You're prettier than the girls Coco usually likes.
Seriously, Sydney, shut up.
You shut up.
I have a sister about your age.
She an asshole? Sometimes, yeah.
Can you go hang out with Paige? - No.
- Please? No.
Are the girls in high school mean? - No, everybody's super nice.
- Yeah, I I bet you're popular.
I'm hungry.
Do you want something? - I'm good.
- Hey, get in line.
We'll, uh, guard the bikes.
- No way.
- I'll pay for your slice.
Hey, let's go.
What? Found one.
Not bad, not bad.
I can do better.
Hmm, ugly.
It's gone.
Okay, what about this one? Better.
So where do you go to school down there? Uh, Old Rochester.
You like it? I actually didn't go there all last year.
Um, I worked with my dad on his boats.
He owns tugboats.
Hmm, that's cool.
Yeah, it's whatever.
My parents pulled me out.
I, um I wasn't feeling Very good.
I was Is that why you can't sleep? You don't feel good? I'm a thinker.
Me too.
Yeah? What you think about? I don't know Me? I don't always like me.
Is that weird? I was weird enough that I had to talk to a bunch of doctors.
I'm weird enough I have to I have to, like That's the one.
So you remember me when you go back to Lameville.
It's not lame.
You should come, see for yourself.
What will your boyfriend think about that? I don't have a boyfriend.
Me neither.
Ha ha.
I've never had a boyfriend.
That's okay.
I'm not really dating anybody either.
- I'm too much trouble.
- Ooh.
It's charming, right? Kind of.
Kind of cute? You said that already.
Are you okay? Yeah, no, of course.
It's just it's a lot.
I like it.
Me too.
Gotta go.
I'm sorry.
I didn't mean to, like No, it's not My grandma.
Yeah, definitely.
Do you want my number? Yeah, if you'll give it.
What time are you leaving tomorrow? 9:00.
I'll come say bye.
You all right? Yeah.
You sure? You you look all right.
No broken bones, no blood.
Yeah, I'm fine.
What? No, I just thought something really terrible must have happened, since you left your sister at a pizza shop.
I went out with a friend.
You have fun? - Yeah.
- Good.
- Listen, Dad - Shut your mouth.
Take off those stupid fucking ears.
Take 'em off.
What kind of a man abandons his little sister? I didn't abandon her.
She was fine.
She had to ask a stranger to get her here.
D'you know that? Came home in tears.
You gotta apologize.
To your sister, Coco! Get that look off your face right now.
Get it off.
Go upstairs, make it right with Sydney, and go to bed.
I'm hungry.
Too bad dinner was at 5:00.
What? What did you say to me? What the fuck did you just say to me? Say it again.
Say it again, come on.
- What? - I didn't Fuck.
Get the hell out of here, you fucking narc.
I said get out! Come on, Michelle.
Let's go.
Thank you all for coming.
It means so much to see you all here for Conrad.
These past few weeks have been very hard.
He was my best friend, the love of my life.
But I know, with your support, we will all get through this.
I miss you so much, Conrad.
We love you, Michelle.
Yeah, whoo! Conrad was such a bright light.
He loved baseball.
And I know he'll be looking down on us with a smile on his face as we honor him today.
Now let's go hit some homers for Conrad.
Hey, I was gonna give a speech.
Oh, I didn't know you wanted to say anything.
He was my best friend.
I'm sorry.
I just I wasn't thinking.
I just want everything to go perfect today.
It's okay.
Never mind.
That was weird.
Be nice.
Whoo! - Yeah.
- Come on, Michelle.
Take your time.
Take your time.
Ah! Yes! Whoo! Great job, Joey.
I feel like my heart is missing.
I know.
Lynn, hi.
I'm so glad you made the drive.
I wouldn't have missed it.
It's so nice for Michelle to put all this together.
Means a lot.
Thank you.
I wanted to give you this.
If you need something, you want to talk.
What's a staging company? Basically, an interior designer for homes that are about to go in the market.
It makes it more appealing to buyers.
If you ever want to put your house on the market, I'd be happy to help.
- I rent.
- Oh.
Well, homeownership is not for everyone.
Out of curiosity, has Michelle been in contact with you? Yeah, a bit.
Is everything okay? She's just so young to be dealing with all I worry about her.
I got our Verizon bill a couple of days ago, and she's been texting your son's phone.
Maybe it's her grieving process, but sometimes I worry that maybe she's hopeful that he's somehow going to respond.
I'm I'm so sorry.
This is a lot.
I shouldn't be telling you all this.
Lynn! Sorry I didn't say hello earlier.
I've been running around, trying to make everything perfect.
This is the famous Michelle Carter.
You've done a great job.
I would do anything for Conrad.
I'll be over there if you need me, okay? Yeah, thanks, Mom.
Is there anything I can get you? No, I'm just I'm glad the kids are having fun out there.
That weekend in Florida, he brought me flowers the morning I left.
Coco? My Coco? Flowers? Purple lilies.
They were beautiful.
I didn't even know he had a romantic bone in him.
Guess that skipped a generation or two.
We had such deep conversations, you know, about our lives, about you.
I was wondering if you brought that note.
What? The note Conrad left for me.
I texted you about it a couple of times.
Oh, no.
I I don't have it.
It's totally fine, of course.
What did he say about me? You said he talked about me? Oh, yeah, he said that Dogs! Sorry, one second.
- What is that? - Is it bad? So you friends with Conrad or Michelle? Michelle.
She's lucky to have you.
Did did you know Conrad? Only what she told us.
Never met him? I can't imagine what she's going through right now.
I know.
It's it's been brutal.
Yeah, when he went missing, she was, like, freaking out.
Missing? Yeah, he was missing for, like, three days.
Three days? You're sure about that? She was texting us the whole time.
Said when he wasn't responding, she knew something was wrong.
She said the family was out looking for him all weekend.
Even you guys.
The police? Isn't this, like, something you should know? Yeah, yeah, it is.
Nat! Cass! - Nice talking to you.
- Yeah.
Um - Let's do our own.
- Yeah? Yeah.
Coming in.
Think I got some good ones.
- Thank you.
- Oh, that's good.
Hey, so, um, Conrad was missing for three days, right? - Yeah, why? - Some guy was asking.
What guy? I think he's a cop.
Michelle? You okay? It's fine.
Yeah, I'm fine.
I'm really proud of you, Michelle.
I just have to run in.
I'll be a minute.

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