The Rising (2022) s01e06 Episode Script

Episode 6

- [Alex] He can't even see you.
- [Neve] He can now.
I don't know why. I don't know
what the fuck's going on.
Maybe he's always seen me.
[Tom] Your mom and I
have been talking.
- It's William Wyatt.
- What?
William Wyatt killed me,
with his belt.
I've so wanted
to share this with you.
Just sort this out. Come home.
I believe you.
You're embarrassing yourself,
and you're embarrassing
I thought you were supposed
to be a friend.
I am. And as her friend,
I've never understood
what she saw in you.
[both grunting]
- [Burns] That's it.
- [both grunt]
What the hell are you doing,
- [tense music]
- [panting]
[Neve] You gave me GHB.
[Alex] Neve!
Oh, my God.
[tense music ends]
[music fades]
- [wind blowing]
- [ominous music]
[Alex] Neve.
What the fuck just happened?
[Neve breathes shakily]
[breathes heavily]
I know you're upset,
but you can't just ignore that.
I'm so sorry I didn't tell you
about the GHB. I just
I didn't, I didn't want you
to blame yourself.
I don't.
You're the only good thing
in my life right now.
Please don't push me away.
Please, please.
- You lied to me.
- I didn't lie to you.
I just didn't know
how to tell you the truth.
And I messed up, okay?
I'm so sorry, I really am.
[ominous music]
My dad, my murderer and you.
Maybe the only people
who can see me
are the ones
who hurt me the most.
[ominous music continues]
How are your ribs?
[Maria] You think
anything's broken?
[shaky breath]
Nothing that can't be fixed.
[foreboding music]
[foreboding music continues]
[breathes heavily]
[phone ringing]
Yes, speaking.
[foreboding music continues]
- What's happened?
- [gasps]
They're releasing Neve's body.
[theme music]
We can't let this happen.
It might change something,
and I'm not ready.
You've had all this time,
I have not even
[deep sigh]
[deep inhale]
I need to speak to her,
I need to see her.
I can't lose her again.
- [Tom breathes deeply]
- [Maria sobbing]
[motorcycle engine
revving in distance]
What is it?
[Maria] Is she here?
She's here.
[breathes heavily]
Don't tell her.
Where is she? Neve?
We've been talking.
She believes me.
- She knows you're here.
- [gasps]
[dramatic music]
- [Tom breathes deeply]
- [Neve] Yeah.
[Tom chuckles softly]
- You're touching.
- [Maria chuckles]
[deep breath]
[dramatic music continues]
I can't feel anything.
It's okay.
[Tom] Let's just go inside.
[Tom breathes deeply]
Come on.
I haven't been able to stop
thinking about that argument
after the race.
Don't be an idiot.
Like I care about that now.
She said it doesn't matter.
Doesn't sound like Neve.
Well, she actually said, um,
"Don't be an idiot,
like she cares about that now."
Can you not
Just tell me exactly
what she says.
Yeah. Sorry.
Do you remember
when you were younger,
we'd go to the café together,
and we'd always have
the same thing?
- Apple juice and salt
- A carton of juice
- and vinegar crisps.
- and salt and vinegar crisps.
It was your way of getting me
out of the house when
- you had too much to drink.
- [Maria] What's she saying?
She said, um [deep inhale]
that's what you used to do
to get her out of the house
when I was, um
when I'd been drinking.
I didn't realize you knew that.
[deep inhale]
I was thinking about it
it was our thing for years
even after
we moved out and
At some point,
we stopped doing it,
and, and I don't know why.
I guess you just grew up.
I can't remember
the last time and
I think it's because
I didn't realize it was gonna be
the last time
so I didn't pay attention.
I didn't, I didn't memorize it.
Now it's gone.
[Maria sobs]
And now I'm scared, because
Because the last time I held you
I didn't know then either
[Maria sniffles]
that I wouldn't get
to do it again.
And I don't wanna lose her,
I don't wanna lose
any of the last times.
Hey, you haven't lost Neve
- she's still here.
- I just
I just wish
I could see something.
[knocks on windows]
[Maria inhales deeply]
[dramatic music]
Is she here?
I tried calling.
Has something happened?
[Maria sniffles]
I spoke to the coroner's office.
- Can we talk about this outside?
- Why?
- Didn't you decide together?
- What's going on?
- Decide what?
- It was our decision to make.
But you can't just refuse
to accept her body.
[Daniel] She has to
be buried, Maria.
[Maria sighs]
- [Daniel] I know it's hard.
- We're not ready.
[Daniel] I've made an
appointment with the Vicar.
- What?
- I thought maybe
you could chat to him.
I'll leave you two to it.
Cancel it.
[door closes]
[Tom] Neve, wait.
It's okay.
Something's happening to me,
I'm changing.
- What do you mean?
- I don't know,
it's like I've started
disappearing bit by bit.
What will happen if you bury me?
- We're not going to.
- Where am I gonna go?
- We're gonna stop it.
- I've only just started
talking to Mom. Maybe if we work
at it, she can see me.
Hey, hey. I said we'll stop it.
You're not going anywhere.
How could you know that?
[breathes deeply]
[tense music]
I can't be here for any of this.
[engine starts]
- We will decide.
- [door opens]
[door closes]
It's not just about you.
Doesn't Neve deserve
a proper goodbye?
[tense music continues]
[wrench clanking]
[music fades]
[Alex] You okay?
Yep. [sighs]
Thought you might need to talk.
Do you mind
if I stay here for a bit?
Police are searching the house.
They're up at the hotel too.
[clears throat]
Absolute joke. [sighs]
[deep breathing]
They won't find anything.
I hope they do.
You don't think he did it?
Are you for real?
He's your fucking dad.
It's always someone's dad,
isn't it?
Or son.
No one ever thinks
it's gonna be theirs.
You been in a fight.
You don't have to be like them,
you know?
- Who?
- Grandad, Dad
the guys at the club.
The way you all turn
every feeling into anger
'cause you're too scared
to feel anything else.
- That's not true.
- Lashing out to prove
that you're not weak.
When are you gonna realize
it's the same thing?
[sighs] I don't want
to be this angry.
It just takes over sometimes.
And especially since Neve.
It's contagious.
I swear it spreads through
this place like a disease.
[ominous music]
[breathes deeply]
I'm sorry.
I know the crash
wasn't your fault.
Guess it was easier
to blame you than myself.
I'll tell everyone the truth.
[dramatic music]
What's the point?
Have them hate you too?
I'm used to it now anyway.
Why'd you come back?
Because of my dad.
He's controlled us,
our whole lives.
[Alex] Well,
that's all changed now.
[breathes deeply]
- [background chatter]
- [metallic clanking]
Chris, come on.
You don't need to be in here.
[pensive music]
[background chatter]
[pensive music continues]
[indistinct chatter]
[Alex] Been trekking
all over town looking for you.
Your dad's worried.
Guess I'll text him
and be on my way then.
Sit down if you want.
Is that what you want?
I'll take that as a "yes."
[pensive music]
[Neve] Look, maybe you were right.
About facing what's happened.
But the GHB's screwed
with my memory.
I don't think it's the drugs.
I remember everything
that night.
Maybe you've blocked it out.
It's my fault.
I made the choice,
I put myself in that position.
If I hadn't taken that shit,
I could have fought back.
- I got myself killed.
- Stop.
This is exactly
what I didn't want you to do.
I've fucked everyone's life up.
Mom's never gonna get over this.
Me still being here is just
making it worse. She's
She's trapped too.
You didn't do that to her.
You didn't get a choice.
And you didn't fuck
anyone's life up.
You saved mine.
[dramatic music]
Mom's trying to stop them
releasing my body.
I think she thinks
if they bury me, I'm
I might pass on, or something.
Is that what you think too?
You saw what happened
to my hands.
I'm already fading, so.
[dramatic music continues]
[Alex] Nope. Still here.
[Neve] Alex.
Your body's been lying
in a freezer.
What difference will it make
if it's in the ground?
You're not gonna disappear.
Maybe it's better if I do.
We've been granted an extension
to your custody time
due to additional evidence.
What evidence?
These keys were found
inside your workshop,
and one of them matches the lock
on the boat shed.
Did you take the boat
from that shed,
the night of the party
to dispose of Neve's body?
I've had these keys for years,
since Alex was a kid.
Plenty of people
use the boat shed.
You haven't answered
the question.
Well, the answer is no.
Is that all you've got?
- [plastic rustles]
- [keys clink]
We've also found traces of blood
in room seven of Keaton Hall.
Do you know anything about that?
[ominous music]
No comment.
Forensics are working
to extract DNA,
which we'll compare with Neve's.
It's in your interests
to cooperate.
Is it Neve's blood?
No comment.
Did you murder Neve Kelly?
No fucking comment.
- [water running]
- [faucet squeaks]
[door opens]
[thuds, clicks]
- Where's Mom?
- [Tom] Gone to church.
Family meeting.
I've gotta get down there,
but I just
My head's pounding non-stop.
[deep breath]
I never said it before but
I am proud of you for stopping.
Don't get mushy.
[soft chuckle]
I don't know who I am
without it.
So things are a bit scary
right now.
But I know it's the right thing
to you and to your mom.
If I'd just stopped
a long time ago,
maybe things
would've been different.
[deep breathing]
I've gotta go.
I promise you, you don't need
to worry about this funeral.
- We're gonna shut it down.
- Maybe you shouldn't.
[foreboding music]
I don't know who I am either
if I'm not here anymore but
that's no reason to fight it.
[shaky breath]
I think I'm ready to find out.
[music fades]
[feet stomping]
We're gonna be late.
Why'd Max throw these away?
Oh, camera's broken.
- See the smudges?
- [Daniel] Mm-hmm.
[Katie] Said he wanted to take
it to Maria to fix but, um,
I said it wasn't a good idea
right now.
I'll, uh, have a look later.
[Daniel] You look smart.
[pensive music]
You know you don't have to come.
No, I want to.
For Neve.
[deep inhale]
Hop in the car,
I'll only be a minute.
[rain pattering]
- I've got an appointment.
- It won't be long.
- [door car closes]
- [Katie exhales]
[Aird] Just a few questions.
- What, about William?
- Uh
Actually, um,
it's about your ex-wife.
What does Victoria have to do
with Neve's case?
I'm not sure yet, just following
a line of inquiry.
What did you think had happened,
when Victoria went missing?
Things had got too much for her.
I thought she walked out on us.
[rain pouring]
But then,
she would have come back.
For the kids.
She struggled being a mom.
But she loved them both so much.
[dramatic music]
So, what do you believe now?
That she took her own life.
maybe she was in such a state,
there was some sort of accident.
How is this relevant to Neve?
Victoria was one of the
architects on Keaton Hall,
- is that right?
- Yeah, it was her last project.
And William obviously
ended up buying the property.
Did the two of them
spend much time there alone?
Do you think
he did something to her?
We found evidence of blood
at the Hall.
Obviously, we were looking
to link it to Neve,
but forensics have identified
that it's around seven
or eight years old.
Now, we haven't been able
to extract DNA yet,
it takes longer
with a sample of that age.
It's entirely possible
that it's totally unconnected
to Victoria.
But you think it's her.
[ominous music]
[car door opens]
[keys jangle]
What did she say?
- [seatbelt squeaks]
- [sighs]
Nothing important, love.
[seatbelt clicks]
I don't believe you.
Why would she want that?
She just feels like
it might be better for everyone.
Not for me.
If she's still here,
why would I risk losing her?
[Daniel] Just hear
what they have to say.
- [Katie] I'm fine.
- [Daniel indistinct]
[birds twittering]
I've spoken to the Vicar.
He knows we don't want
to go ahead.
So we don't even get a say?
[Daniel] This was supposed
to be a meeting.
An actual conversation, Maria.
The coroner can't hold on
to the body forever.
- Just for a bit longer.
- For what?
- I'm not ready.
- [Katie] So fuck the rest of us?
- [Daniel] Katie.
- No.
I'm sick of her
being so selfish.
[Katie scoffs]
You know Max is barely
getting out of bed now?
No. 'Cause you didn't bother
to ask.
[Katie scoffs]
He needs to be able
to say goodbye.
You're not just holding Neve
hostage, it's all of us.
[Katie scoffs]
I don't know why I'm surprised.
You couldn't even let her go
when she was alive.
- Okay, that's enough.
- No.
[dramatic music]
[birds chirping]
- Maria.
- I need time on my own.
[dramatic music continues]
[metal clinking]
Did they find anything?
They wouldn't let me know
if they had.
Leave that, I'll do it.
- [Christine] I said I'll do it.
- [Alex] I want to help.
I don't want you
to have to lift a finger.
[chair scrapes]
[chair thuds softly]
[chair scrapes]
I'm sorry I let you down.
- It's okay.
- [Christine] No.
It's not okay.
I should've seen it.
What he was like.
I should have seen it,
and I should have protected you.
[dramatic music]
[Alex sobbing]
[Alex sniffles]
[birds twittering]
[breathes deeply]
Do you ever get sick
of pretending?
The way people are around here.
We just go along with it.
[deep inhale]
Like sheep. [exhales]
Like how I did with Tom.
I saw the look on your face.
I knew what you thought of me.
I don't wanna be that person.
The night she died
Neve said to me that
she didn't want to be stuck
in the same place
with the same people forever.
She wanted to get out,
see the world.
Figure stuff out.
I think I might need that too.
Where would you go?
I don't know, anywhere.
Well, when?
There's no point delaying it.
What, what about me?
We're not fucking married.
Come with me.
[birds twittering]
Nah. Nah.
You'd do my fucking head in.
How'd you know it's gonna
be better off somewhere else? Hmm?
I don't.
But at least I'd be trying.
You're really serious?
I'll miss you.
Yeah, I'll miss you too, mate.
[Joe sighs deeply]
[dramatic music]
[door thuds]
[dramatic music continues]
I don't know if you're here.
- [shaky breath]
- I am.
- I'm right beside you.
- I'm not sure I want you to be.
I'm scared that you're trapped.
Like you were when you were
alive because
[deep inhale]
Because I'm still not
strong enough to let you go.
It's okay, Mom.
[dramatic music continues]
[flame crackles]
Are you there?
Blow it out.
I need you to tell me
what you want.
And I, I promise to listen
this time.
I just want you
to live your life.
Do you want to say goodbye?
Blow it out again if you do.
[dramatic music continues]
[wind blows]
[deep inhale]
You don't have to hold on
anymore, sweetheart.
You can be free.
[dramatic music ends]
[wind gusting]
[Alex] Nothing's gonna happen.
You can't go anywhere
if I don't let go.
[Neve chuckles]
You know I think
I still needed to work
some things out.
That's why I was trapped here.
[wind gusting]
But it's done now.
You deserve to be free as well.
You did your time.
I'm free when I'm with you.
whatever happens
promise me you
you're going to live.
Really live.
You know, get out of this place.
Do something amazing.
Okay. I'm gonna put a stop
on goodbye speeches
because you're not going
And I will continue to live
an entirely mediocre life,
and I will live it with you.
[pensive music]
[rain pattering]
[pensive music continues]
[rain pattering]
[pensive music]
[sobbing continues]
[priest indistinct prayer]
[pensive music continues]
[pensive music continues]
[Alex moans]
See. You're still here.
[Alex breathes deeply]
[Michael] Joe?
I'm gonna head down
to the station.
If they don't charge him today,
they'll have to release him.
Where you going?
[keys jangle]
I'm leaving, Dad.
[Joseph sighs]
Don't be daft.
I'm being serious.
I can't be here anymore.
It's not what it was.
Not since Neve.
Is this about Tom?
Now, I know you feel bad,
but grief does funny things.
You're still a good lad.
There's no such thing
round here.
Especially not in this family.
What's that supposed to mean?
[dramatic music]
Your uncle never touched Neve.
How can you defend him,
the way he treats you?
Look what he's done for us.
He bought the Hall
so we could do it up,
so we could work on something
as a family.
Yeah, he uses you
for labor and barks orders.
No, that is not his fault.
That's how we were brought up.
By Grandad who was kicking
the shit out of the pair of you.
Where in the hell
is all this coming from?
Can't you see it?
It's history repeating itself.
I'm sorry, but it's true.
I don't want
to turn out like that.
So you're just gonna leave me
on my own?
You can visit me,
whenever you want.
Look, it's not like
I'm never gonna see you again.
But I have to do this.
And I need you to understand.
[music fades]
[Tom] Wouldn't have been able
to do this a few days ago,
my hands would've been
all over the shop.
It really is different
this time.
What happened to Neve
I'm sorry that's what it took,
I'm not wasting any more
of my life.
[dramatic music]
- Don't go back to Daniel.
- Tom.
I know I don't deserve you.
But I never did,
and you still loved me anyway.
It's still there, isn't it?
I'll always love you.
We can't undo what happened.
We're not those people anymore.
I don't want to be those people.
I want to be better. And I
I can be better,
will be better.
For you.
[dramatic music continues]
I'm sorry.
[phone ringing]
[ringing continues]
It's the police station.
[door opens, closes]
[keys jangling]
- [sighs]
- [keys clink]
[ominous music]
How could you just let him go?
The CPS didn't feel there was
a strong enough case to charge.
I'm sorry. The investigation
is still ongoing.
And in the meantime,
he's just out there?
Free to hurt someone else?
I saw him at the party
with Neve, and I told you.
No one else
would corroborate that,
and even if they did,
it's not enough.
So you're telling me
that when you searched his house
you didn't find anything?
At the hotel?
What about forensics?
What about the, the belt?
What belt?
[tense music]
We've never released
any information about a belt.
[tense music continues]
They let me go. Right?
What more proof do you need?
That just proves
they don't have enough evidence
- to charge you yet.
- Oh, come on.
You made our daughter tell a lie
that put her
in a juvenile detention center.
Our daughter.
Christine, she killed someone.
[sobs] Oh.
It's like I'm getting
my sight back after 20 years.
You're a fucking disgrace.
Please, Chris.
Did you kill Neve?
[foreboding music]
You're a liar.
And I want you out
of this house.
I'm packing you a bag.
[foreboding music continues]
[foreboding music]
Police had to let me go.
Lack of evidence.
You were wrong.
[foreboding music crescendo]
[door closes]
If the police will never
give me justice,
I have to get it myself.
What does that mean?
I don't know.
- [shrills]
- [grunts]
[Neve panting]
That sound.
Okay, I'm listening.
I'm right here.
Come on.
Come on!
[Neve grunts]
[suspenseful music]
[gasps] Neve!
[suspenseful music continues]
[panting continues]
I'm here.
[breathing heavily]
Show me.
[tense music]
Bye, Neve.
[tense music continues]
[phone buzzes]
[buzzing continues]
[engine starts]
[engine revving]
[tires screeching]
[tense music continues]
[closing theme music]
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