The Sinner (2017) s01e07 Episode Script

Part VII

1 I heard nothing about the one question that matters, which is why did Cora Tannetti kill Frankie Belmont? - I don't know.
- I know what you're doing, so you can just stop.
What am I doing? You're trying to get rid of me, and then you're just gonna go meet up with him anyway.
You want me to die.
You know I'd be lost without you, dead already.
- Don't say that.
- It's true.
You're the only reason that this is worth it.
This Saturday, meet me at the Taproom, just come home with me, and you don't go back.
[bell dings] I can't breathe.
My heart.
You're okay.
Everything's okay.
I want to go home.
- [gunshot] - What's that? That's it.
It happened down there.
Are you coming? [dramatic music] I remember now.
Come on.
[together] Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you Happy birthday, dear Phoebe Happy birthday to you Yeah.
So what did you wish for? Great wealth and a miraculous abundance of cleavage.
19, and every year a miracle.
I almost let you go.
The doctors, they told me to say good-bye, but I couldn't.
I would not.
So I asked for help, and then you opened your eyes, and you looked right into mine, and I felt this strength rush through me.
You should drink wine more often, Mom, not just on my birthday.
It suits you.
Thank you.
That's an indulgent gift, Cora.
It's perfect for the beach.
I guess I won't be getting there, will I? - Phoebs.
- Don't say that.
One more round, and then you're back on your feet.
I've never really been on my feet, Dad.
Everything will be fine, because you are a miracle.
Do you have plans tonight, dear sister? No, of course not.
It's your birthday.
You're such a liar.
I told him I'd meet him.
He has my phone.
I mean, I can't not go.
Then take me with you.
Come on.
It's my birthday.
I'm 19.
I'm still celebrating with Mom and Dad and the cake that she's been making me since I was four.
I can't take it anymore.
- Phoebe - Come on.
There's no way you can go to a bar.
We go for an hour, and then you take me home.
Please? Phoebs, you can't.
You know you can't.
You know.
I'll start screaming and wake them up.
I swear.
[soft music] Oh, God, this is crazy.
I can do it.
Just let me.
Are you not entertained? Come on.
[ominous rock music] I can go for days on end Take what's mine and leave the rest There's so much.
Sit here.
- Are you all right? - No.
No, I desperately need a Manhattan.
All right, I will get you some water, and if it's okay, I'm just gonna say hey to JD.
No, no, no.
Just stay for a little bit.
Would you be Lacey of the sisters Lacey? You're JD.
JD, this is my sister Phoebe.
This is him? So she's mentioned me.
She didn't mention that you drank like an old lady.
The sea breeze is misunderstood.
No? Sorry.
JD, I'm done.
Can we go? Yeah, we're just waiting on these shots right here.
Is that his girlfriend too? No, she's an ex.
Who are you? This is my sister Phoebe.
What is it, teen night? [ominous music] - What is it? - Some molly and some other stuff.
You took one? Well, we all did about half an hour ago.
Well, we can't.
You definitely can't.
Yeah, it's really intense.
Phoebe, what are you doing? That could kill you.
Too late now.
- [indistinct chatter] - Yeah, so anyway it broke.
[upbeat music playing] - Hey.
- Hey.
Do you know about JD's girlfriend before me? No.
I just thought you should know, this girl, she said she was on the pill, and she wasn't, and she got pregnant, and she got all excited.
She wanted to name the baby Winter, but JD, he didn't want to be a father, and he was like, "You lied.
You're crazy.
Leave me out of this.
" And the girl freaked.
She walked out into traffic.
The baby died.
I don't really care what happened before me.
I'm trying to help you.
Whatever you want from him a husband, a family, a nice little house he's not gonna give it to you.
[toilet flushes] [Cigarettes After Sex's "Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby"] What happened to you? Something happened, 'cause you're so sad.
No, I'm not.
Yeah, I can see it.
It's it's all around you.
I'm really sorry.
Whispered something in your ear It was a perverted thing to say Okay, come on.
Let's sit down.
- No, no, no, no, no, no.
- Yep.
Yes, yeah.
But I said it anyway Mmm.
Made you smile and look away So About JD - Don't.
- No, listen.
You are waiting for him to ride up and choose you.
That's not your game.
Because you're a giant.
You could you could pluck up anybody you wanted.
You could have anything you wanted.
Do you even know that? You are so high.
[laughs] - [bell dings] - Yeah.
[bell dinging] [rock music] Oh, it's time to go.
Lights out.
Come on.
Come on, we got to go.
Let's go.
Let's go.
No, why? - I'm not going home.
- Yes, you are.
You've had enough, and you're gonna hurt yourself.
I'm calling a cab.
I'm fine, and I know what you're doing, so you can just stop.
What am I doing? You're trying to get rid of me, and then you're just gonna go and meet up with him anyway.
- You can't handle this.
- What do you care? You want me to die anyway.
Shut up.
It's true.
Admit it.
[ominous music] Jeez, you're a mess.
Let's get you in the car.
She just invited herself, and she wouldn't let it go.
It doesn't matter.
- [distant boom] - [man laughing] After tonight, you're free, right? Yeah.
Come on.
[ominous music] Maggie: When are you gonna tell me how to [indistinct] JD: Why? I mean, I've seen it at the house.
It messes with the energy.
I screwed up.
What? I had an accident.
I peed myself.
[indistinct chatter] We have to pull over for a sec.
- Why? - What do you mean? Just just pull over, JD, please.
Is somebody gonna puke? Please don't.
We'll be fast.
[crickets chirping] [hyperventilating] I can't I can't I can't breathe.
- My heart.
- Just relax.
- I can't I can't - Well, just stop moving.
- My heart.
It - Okay.
- The pill.
The - Everything's okay.
- No, no, the pill, they poisoned me.
- No, you're just peaking.
- They poisoned - You're just peaking.
Look at me.
I want to go home.
We can't just ask everybody to turn around now.
Wait, just let me get my bag.
[indistinct chatter] Where are we? We didn't even think about that.
Think, dude.
Cora? Cora.
Cora! Cora! Cora! Where [indistinct chatter in distance] Why do you have all that stuff in your bag? Because.
- Get this going.
- Cora! Were you gonna spend the night with him and not tell me? Were you? He asked me to move in with him, okay? And I said yes.
- What? - We were supposed to go home after the bar.
Just always push it.
I'm not letting you ruin this for me.
Then, what? You were just you were just gonna leave and be gone for good? [indistinct chatter in distance] - Come on! [laughs] - [gunshot] [gun clicks] Come on.
Come on! [gunshot] Whoo! All right, that's enough.
[ominous music] - That's dope.
- Oh, my God.
[indistinct chatter] We're going around back.
Oh, there she is.
Maddie, you're looking delicious.
- Come on, girl.
- Show us what you got.
- Show us some moves.
- Stop it.
[together] Ooh! You know how to pick a lock? [imitates gunshot] Ah! [laughter] - Ooh! - Give me the flashlight.
I'll trade you the bottle for the flashlight.
- All right, fair trade.
- Look at this.
What took you guys so long? - Hey.
- Ladies and gentlemen, Mr.
Frankie Belmont.
- Whoo-hoo-hoo! - All right, man.
What is this place? The Beverwyck Club, a bastion of the WASP empire.
I'd live here.
I'm fine.
Can we just go? We're gonna hang out for a few minutes.
Then I'm gonna ask JD if I can borrow his truck, and I'm gonna drive you home.
Medical student Frankie Belmont was found dead at the age of 23 after a tragic bannister accident at the Beverwyck Club.
People said that had been squatting there for the past two days.
[laughter] You all right? He leaves behind a prestigious scholarship in LA as well as some humiliating footage of a panic attack he had on the Jetway at This is in lieu of that panic attack, little dude.
- Ahh, that's such tender love.
- I'll drink to that.
Whoo! You in the back, I love you.
[soft music] [laughter] All right, time for the tour.
What's that? What's in there? Let's go check this out.
Oh, my God, you gotta see this room.
Vick! Vick! Look at this room.
Help me upstairs.
- And this is the trophy - Looks like a fetish box to me.
Um, I'm Frankie.
I'm Phoebe.
I want to show you something.
So you're Cora's, um, sister, yeah? No, no, no.
I'm actually her sober companion.
I'm just really bad at my job, so she's probably gonna fire me.
Presenting the woman's parlor.
So I'd assume that this is the club's version of the menstruation hut.
You got to keep them contained during the witchy time.
Can't have the bad mojo affecting the deer hunting.
Or, you know, the backgammon.
I mean, this is serious man business.
Eat rocks and [speaks indistinctly] Come downstairs with me.
I got a good friend down there I'm trying to go into business with.
I need you to help me impress him.
- I can do that.
- Yeah? - Mm-hmm.
- You're my front man? - Mm-hmm.
- All right.
I saw you leaning up against your sister earlier.
Would you believe me if I told you that I just have a really bad knee? Are you okay? Well, let's see.
I'm a virgin with Swiss cheese for a heart and a touch of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma under the influence of ecstasy.
Well, I see how it is.
Well, I'm a med student good boy looking for his balls at the bottom of a bottle.
Yeah, well, life's too short to be good, said the dying girl who has barely lived.
You are so not dying.
So what else do you have on your to-do list for your life, hmm? - Sex, obviously.
- Obviously, but what else? I want to get, like, rock hard abs.
Just like [imitates crunching] - go for an eight-pack.
- [laughs] 'Sup? Todd, this is Cora.
You do things in style, JD, I'll give you that.
I'm Todd.
How are you tonight? I'm well.
How are you? [Maggie giggles in distance] There's a few of us hanging out down the hall.
It's a bit of a party, like I told you.
Well, that sounds good.
Sounds really good.
Todd's a real estate developer.
He and I have been talking about working on a project together.
What kind of a project? [laughs] This your first time here? Yeah, I grew up around here.
I never knew this place even existed.
It's a nice little oasis to escape to if you've been working too hard.
How how do you two know each other, again? [laughs] "And then those little anodynes that deaden suffering.
" [chuckles] Nothing starts a party like Emily Dickinson.
Well, I have decided to get out more than she did.
Yeah? Where to? Anywhere.
Doesn't matter.
Because that is actually my destiny: to be the host of a travel show.
Okay, I'm in.
I will be your assistant.
Well, I do have very poor circulation, so you're going to have to massage my feet.
It would be my honor to do so.
I feel like I've always known you.
I just I look at you, and it just feels right.
- Don't don't say that.
- It's true.
Hey, Phoebe.
Come on.
Come back.
- I'm sorry.
- No, don't don't apologize.
[soft music] Is this okay? [both chuckle softly] I bring jars to my neighbors.
They swear by it for all their ailments.
Couple of them stopped going to the doctor.
They just wait too long and beg me for it.
I hate these.
We should go and see the hives by the house.
And if the bees sting you, that's just more antigens.
Once you learn how to move with the bees, it's a beautiful thing.
[eerie music] [door clicks open] Todd, hi.
- Maddie.
- You guys look so bored.
What's the matter? It's not the right time, Maddie.
Time for what? Todd's here.
It must be something bad.
Do you remember last summer I performed? - Maddie - That was so fun, right? You remember that? Maddie, you need to leave.
Why? 'Cause I'm tired of you hanging around all the time.
Why don't you go home? Can't go home.
I don't have a car.
Well, figure it out.
Do you hear me? Do you hear me? [voice breaking] What am I doing wrong? I have done everything that you have asked of me.
More than her.
You know.
You know.
Maddie, getting pregnant doesn't make you matter.
You understand? Neither does jumping in front of a car.
Now go home.
[stammering] I should find my sister.
- I need to - Hey.
Hey, hey, Cora.
Come sit down, please.
Don't be rude to our friend.
I should find I have to go.
Cora! Phoebe? Phoebe? Phoebe? Phoebe? What are you doing? [laughs] Wa Wait.
[crickets chirping] [wind chimes twinkling] Honey, where have you been? [soft piano music playing] Is you two-timin' me? How come you didn't show up? I don't know how it done happened The devil caught me nappin' He must have come without a-rappin' Without a-rappin' on my door Hey.
This night had plans for us.
Look at him.
Look, I'm ready to go.
Where's JD? Hey, it's okay.
It's okay.
Whatever it is, it's it's gonna be okay.
I just want to go.
I'm not going home to that house, to that bed.
This is what's left here for me.
[ominous music] What does that mean? I know how much you've given up for me over these years, and and I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, because I let you do it, and you have to you have to think about yourself.
You have to take care of yourself, okay? Okay, promise me.
Why are you saying this? 'Cause I love you.
Then please, please, please, let's go.
All right, so this is where the party went.
- Are you all right? - Yeah.
Hey, did you guys know that today is my birthday? - What? Are you serious? - Mm-hmm.
[chuckles] And we are going downstairs to listen to your music.
All right, like, just give me a second.
I'll go stretch, okay? Yeah, play that song you worked on last night.
Cora, are you coming? [light electronic music] I mean, the mix still has a ways to go, but it's getting there.
- No, I love it.
- Yeah? Yeah.
Forget saving lives.
Just make people dance.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking.
So this is you, all of it? I mean, I did the drum programming, and, you know, the synths.
JD did the vocals.
Oh, so he's the voice.
JD, we have an emergency.
There's a damsel drowning in self-control.
She is, isn't she? She needs help.
Give her a hit.
It'll loosen her up.
- I don't want any.
- No.
You deserve to feel good.
Come here.
Let yourself go for once.
Just have this little one.
[giggles] Now, Frankie's turn.
It's just us.
It's good.
[snorting] Your turn.
You're the giant.
[music fades] [Big Black Delta's "Huggin & Kissin"] Giving me love All on your canvas All of the girls All on the mattress I have a bad heart.
It's not pretty.
Your heart doesn't matter.
Bottoms up I'm in love And you too You're the best I can do You're the best I can do You're the, you're the You're the best I can do You're the best I can do You're the Well, there's nothing bad about this heart.
Pushing and shoving Hugging and kissing All of the time All over again Lock the door Do you want it? Bottoms up Yes.
You have to say it.
I want it.
Why do you deserve that? I don't.
No, you don't.
You're the, you're the You're the best I can do You're the best I can do You're the, you're the [ambient music] Breathe! [bones crack] Stop it! Get off her! Get off! Stop it! - Hey, hey, hey! - Stop! Stop! Stop her! Stop it! She's not breathing, okay? - Stop! - Stop! [all shouting]