The Girl from Plainville (2022) s01e08 Episode Script

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1 Previously on The Girl From Plainville I don't know if it's bad or good that you understand me this way.
You're gonna help me with this.
Are you really sure you're gonna do this? Carter has waived her right to a jury trial, which means the judge alone will decide whether or not she is guilty.
If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison.
These text messages from Michelle Carter.
"What about hanging yourself or stabbing yourself? "What about overdosing on sleeping pills, "or suffocating with a plastic bag? "But if you really want to die, I don't get why you wouldn't try it.
" Now he's not responding.
You can talk to me.
You can trust me.
- Can I? - Of course.
I-I'm here for you.
She knew that he was depressed.
She knew what it was like to feel lonely and want someone to talk to.
And she did talk to him and told him to get back in the truck.
You lied about this whole thing.
I thought you really wanted to die.
I found a new plan, and I'm gonna do it.
You're gonna have to prove me wrong.
I'll prove you wrong.
I like to sing in the car, and, um And before Finn, I used to sing alone.
And 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 ♪ Conrad.
Why haven't you done it yet? I'm too messed up to.
What are you talking about? My head.
You can't think about it.
You have to just do it.
I am gonna, eventually.
I don't really know what I'm waiting for.
You're making it harder on yourself putting it off.
You're ready and prepared.
When it's over, you'll be free and happy.
I'm gonna take Holly for a walk.
Okay, I'm serious.
Like, you can't wait till tonight.
You have to do it when you get back from your walk.
Syd, could you grab the paper towels? You want some? No, thank you.
Come on.
You sure? Yeah, I'm good.
Hey, you want to come to the beach with us? Today? No, next month.
Yes, today.
My swimsuit's at Dad's.
You only have one swimsuit? We need to go shopping.
Well, swing by and pick it up.
Not possible.
And yet it's true.
How did I not know this? One of life's great mysteries, Ma.
Never had guacamole? I have failed as a parent, clearly.
It's good.
It's good.
Well, let's memorialize this moment, okay? Okay, let me get it right then.
You gonna go in? Forgot my suit.
I thought you stopped by Dad's.
Yeah, I just blanked.
You wanna borrow his? I bet you could pull it off.
That is disturbing.
I mean, you don't have the man boobs or the gut.
But I could see it.
Jesus, Ma, stop.
You gonna go up to Fitchburg? Just hanging with Rob.
Doesn't mean I'm gonna go there.
No pressure.
You got your captain's license.
Can always go work for your dad.
You do you.
I'm gonna go for a walk.
There's no bars down here.
You know where I'll be.
When I get home, I'm gonna do it.
I'm determined.
Because it's time, babe.
You know that.
I don't know how to leave my family.
I want them to know that I love them.
They know that you love them.
And they know that you've been hurting a long time.
Wi-will you do me a favor? Take care of my mom and my sisters.
Of course I'll be there for your family.
I'll help them as much as I can to get through this.
And I'll tell them how amazing their son/brother truly was.
Thank you.
That means a lot.
When I go to heaven, will you promise to come find me? You won't be hard to find.
It'd be easy.
You'll look over me forever, right? Forever and ever.
I love you so much.
I love you too.
You're the best thing that ever happened to me.
You all right? Yeah, I'm good.
You wanna get going? In a bit.
I'm headed out.
Where are you going? Riley's.
Yeah, I'm gonna eat there.
Sounds good.
Have fun.
- Later.
- Bye.
In the end, Michelle Carter did not testify, which comes as no surprise to many legal experts who have weighed in on the case, stating that she could have done more harm than good.
With the prosecution and defense having made their closing statements, the community awaits the potentially groundbreaking decision by the judge.
I know you're doing this for Conrad, so I want to thank you for caring about him this much.
All rise.
Please be seated.
Court is now in session.
Please remain quiet.
Good morning, everyone.
Miss Carter, can you please stand? The commonwealth has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the actions taken by Miss Carter constituted wanton and reckless conduct by her in disregard in serious disregard of the well-being of Mr.
The court does not find that the intentionality necessary for such wanton and reckless conduct is obviated by Dr.
Breggin's theory of involuntary intoxication in that the court just did not find the analysis credible.
It is apparent to this court in reviewing the evidence that Mr.
Roy was struggling with his issues and, seeing a way to address them, took significant actions of his own toward that end.
He secured the water pump, he located his vehicle in an unnoticeable area, and commenced his attempt by starting the pump.
However, he breaks that chain of self-causation by exiting the vehicle.
When Miss Carter realizes that Mr.
Roy has exited the truck, she instructs him to get back into the truck.
This court finds that instructing Mr.
Roy to get back into the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct by Miss Carter.
The court finds Michelle Carter guilty.
The sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow ♪ It's beginning to look ♪ A lot like Christmas ♪ Soon the bells will start ♪ And the thing that will make them ring ♪ Is the carol that you sing ♪ Right within your heart ♪ I'm here.
You made it.
- How was the drive? - Oh, it's a little long.
Yeah, I bet.
Oh, there she is.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Merry Christmas.
- Merry Christmas.
Hi, honey.
- Oh.
- What? I just can't believe you're almost a college graduate.
Yeah, I know.
It makes me feel so old.
- You're old.
- Yeah, you are old.
Oh, oh.
Okay, great.
- Thanks, everyone.
- Are you hungry? - Yeah.
- Let's let's eat.
So who are you meeting up with tonight? The usual crowd.
Nothing special.
"Nothing special.
" I'm sure it all seems that way to my fancy Cali daughter.
No one calls it "Cali," Mom.
Oh, well, what do they call it? California.
That's not very fun.
You haven't, uh, really said anything about school.
How's it going? Good, I guess.
It's just weird to be done.
Well, now you have your whole life ahead of you.
What? I don't know.
I think I always felt like I had my life figured out up to this point.
Now it's just a blank slate.
Blank slates can be exciting.
I don't know.
Sometimes I can't believe I made it here.
- What can I get you? - Three beers and three shots.
Jell-O, please.
Three? My friends are almost here.
You got it.
I'm sorry, do I know you? You don't remember? Florida.
The pier.
I was kind of an ass back then.
Wasn't everyone? No, you seemed nice.
How would you know? You totally blew me off.
What? No, I I did not.
We ride bikes, we buy bunny ears, we're under the pier, then you fucking ghost me.
I I lost your number.
"Ninja Turtles," really? That's the first thing that came to my head.
What would you have said? Pizza.
Dude, that is "Ninja Turtles.
" Kiss.
That's nice.
I always keep this with me.
Your friends never showed, huh? Stop it.
It's the truth.
I wanted them to like me.
I know.
But they didn't.
This hasn't happened before.
'Cause you ruined it.
This is stupid.
I like this bar.
I always thought that I would run into you some place like this when we were older.
I would have gone to college somewhere far away.
You'd have gotten your own boat.
Things would have been different.
Things would have been better.
Things never got better.
I know.
You can't keep hiding here.
- Why not? - Because it's not real.
- It's better than what's real.
- You have to face what it is No, I don't! Why can't I just stay here? You can.
But this will keep happening.
Let's just go to Florida.
I want to go to Florida.
Are you sure? Yeah, or baseball.
I don't care.
I just want to go somewhere else.
I wasn't in the car.
And what about you? What about what you did? You tortured me.
And you said you didn't want help.
What are you doing? Don't do this.
You said this was what you wanted! You said you were gonna do it so many times, and you never did it.
I didn't think that you would actually do it.
Conrad! No.
No, just don't listen to me.
Please don't listen to me.
Go home.
Just go home.
Please go home.
No, just please go home.
I don't want to be alone.
I don't want to be alone.
- Hi.
- Hi.
We have an appointment.
- Michelle? - Yes, my daughter.
Thank you.
You like it? Thanks.
You can touch it.
You're not gonna break it.
Um Here.
My card? Uh, yeah.
Let's go.
It looks really nice.
You got everything? - Hiya.
- Hey.
Hi, Mom.
- Dad, love you.
- Love you too.
Be nice.
- Don't say it.
- What? No.
At least this year, they'll be down by Valentine's Day.
That's got to be, like, a record for you, right? Fuck off.
How were the girls this weekend? They were fine.
- Anything I should know about? - Nah.
Just girl shit, you know.
"You took my lipstick.
" "You wore my jeans.
" Blah, blah, blah.
Boys wear lipstick too, you know.
You know what I mean.
I probably have a shade inside that would suit you.
Oh, yeah? Maybe later.
You still got the tree up in there as well? You do.
That's a fire hazard, you know.
All right, careful, or I'm gonna set you on fire.
See you later.
Hey, uh, you going to court tomorrow? Uh Yeah.
You? I don't know.
I just started being able to make it through the day, you know? Yeah.
You want a beer? Fuck you if it takes you that long to decide.
No, I I was just wondering if you're gonna poison it or whatnot.
I would, but I need some help with the lights in the back.
All rise.
Please sit.
All right, so listen, before I begin, I would like to thank the members of the media and the members of the public who have been here for the appropriate decorum that they have shown throughout this trial.
Please understand I expect the same level of decorum today.
As I indicated, I have reviewed the commonwealth's motion and have read in detail, once again, the order that I issued August 3, 2017, relevant to the state and underlying rules.
Having done all of that, the court now allows the commonwealth's motion to revoke the stay of sentencing.
Miss Carter will now be taken into custody.
This matter is now adjourned.
All rise.

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