The Society (2019) s01e06 Episode Script

Like a F-ing God or Something

[KNOCK ON DOOR] One second.
With two prisoners now, - plus protecting you, it's a problem.
- I get it.
- We have nobody in the streets, you know? - Yeah.
We need to train new people, expand the Guard.
Right.
It'll take some time, but we'll know better how many people we need once you decide if you're gonna arrest Harry.
I'm not.
I'm not arresting him.
Even if we believe Dewey, wishing someone was dead isn't a crime.
It's disgusting, but Once you figure out what you're doing with Dewey and Campbell, - then we can move forward.
- I know.
I have a lot of decisions to make.
I know.
- So what's Allie gonna do? - I don't know.
No idea.
- What did she say? - Nothing.
Like, nothing for days now.
She can't make up her mind about either one of them.
I don't think she wants to.
I think she's afraid, but wouldn't you be? Or she's not really a leader.
It just fell on her.
That doesn't make you the thing.
Yeah, but I mean Come on.
She's doing a good job.
You should take on more responsibility.
- I don't know.
- I mean it.
- People would follow you.
- Why? Because I'm the quarterback? Because I can throw a football in a tight spiral? I didn't even call the plays, Helena.
I Nah I don't want that responsibility.
She can't execute Dewey.
Keep him locked up? Fine.
Keep Campbell locked up, but - if we kill him - Yeah.
we're the same.
We're the same as he is.
I know the arguments against the death penalty.
No, this is different.
This here is a new place with no history.
We have to take advantage of that.
Do better than our parents.
Yeah.
Yeah, well, right now, feels like we're doing worse.
You have to be careful.
- He's handcuffed.
I'll be okay.
- No, that's not It's his brain that's dangerous.
What he says.
He messes with people.
Allie, I told someone I had to take a piss hours ago.
When we're done.
Good, 'cause I don't want to end up with a bladder infection or something.
Yeah.
That's your risk.
I had nothing to do with killing your sister.
That's all you have to say? What else is there? I can't prove a thing that didn't happen.
I've never even spoken to Dewey.
Not that I can remember, anyway.
I always thought he was a fucking asshole.
Then why did he accuse you? You tell me, 'cause you must've asked him if he had help.
What'd you promise him if he named names? We're cousins, Campbell.
I know you.
You lie all the time.
- Then why are you even talking to me? - 'Cause I need to know.
- What happened? - You know what happened.
He killed her.
Alone? I don't think so.
And if you didn't help him, then who? Harry? [SNICKERS] No.
Are you asking me? No, no.
Too bold for Harry.
Harry's afraid of the whole world.
That's all he is, he's afraid.
Dewey did it alone.
Allie, are you gonna let me go? Well, I haven't decided yet.
Are you scared of me? You have no evidence against me.
We both know that.
But I'm not here 'cause I might've killed your sister.
I'm here 'cause you're all scared of me.
And you might finally have a way to deal with your Campbell problem.
I have it right, don't I? The thing is, if you do it, you have to make the decision, pull the trigger.
So to speak.
That doesn't come easy for you.
You're not Cassandra, are you? Fuck you, Campbell.
But you can't kill me and not Dewey.
It'd make no sense.
And then you, you've killed two people.
And I'm family.
How are you gonna sleep then, Allie? Do you know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna visit you in your sleep every night.
I might just have to live with that.
[CHUCKLES WRYLY] Why am I here, Allie? I just want to talk.
Campbell says he has nothing to do with Cassandra's death.
I can't No, I can't talk to you about Campbell.
- Are you threatening me? - No.
I need your help.
Elle.
Please? [WHISPERS] Has Campbell ever said anything to you about wanting her dead or hating her? No, he never said a word to me.
[NORMAL VOICE] Are you protecting him 'cause you love him? No.
You're not protecting him? You don't love him? For fuck's sake, if he found out I was He won't find out.
You can't promise me that.
You don't care about me.
You don't.
Not as much as you care about taking revenge for your sister.
Fine.
Don't help.
I'll let him go.
He never said a word to me.
That's the truth.
But if you're asking me do I think he's capable of doing something like this? I think he's capable of anything.
But if you go after him you can't just capture him.
You can't just injure him.
You have to kill him.
You have to kill him or let him be.
[KNOCK ON DOOR] Hey.
Okay, you have two minutes, and then I'm gone.
Okay.
Um I keep getting I keep getting these hang-ups on my phone and these text messages from these unknown numbers.
It I think from people inside the house.
Look.
"Eat shit and die asshole.
" There's more worse than that.
- That's why you wanted me to come? - Yeah.
I think people are gonna come after me.
- People? - Women.
People Everyone's going fucking nuts.
You're afraid that women are gonna hurt you? You do understand the unbelievable irony in that, don't you? Um I never said anything to Dewey.
[STAMMERS] He just fucking exaggerated.
I mean, maybe I said some shit, - and then - You disgust me.
Kel, I may be a fucking asshole sometimes - What did you say to him? - I don't know.
I don't I don't remember exactly.
[SIGHS] I had a lot to drink.
I just I don't know who I am in this place.
Just like the rest of us, Harry.
Will you just fucking listen to me for one second? Stop dismissing me like I'm nothing.
That's exactly what I'm talking about.
There are five people in my little sister's room.
Five in my mom's.
They take whatever they want as if it's theirs, like nothing of mine means anything.
So yeah, I'm angry.
I'm angry at Cassandra for humiliating me over and over again, and I'm angry at you for punishing me for one fucking mistake when I needed you the most.
Yeah, maybe I said that I wish she'd disappear.
But I didn't mean it.
It was just an ugly thought.
[FOOTSTEPS APPROACH] You want to talk through stuff? Take it one at a time? Campbell and then Dewey? Make a list, pros and cons? No.
Not tonight.
I just want to sleep on it.
We gotta get on that food census stuff.
Can't let that slip.
Yeah, that's a good idea.
Gonna get Kelly to help.
So you and Kelly.
No.
There's nothing.
I have no time for that.
I need to be here with you.
And also, the Committee on Going Home is meeting tomorrow.
- Yeah.
- I said it was okay, even considering.
No, I think that's right.
We have to keep moving.
[SIGHS] You know what I want? I just want one day where you and I can do the things that we used to do together.
You know? Like, when we were just friends, like Like take a boat onto Minas Pond and just hang out all day.
- We can do that.
- Really? You want to? One of these days? Sure.
'Kay.
[CHUCKLES] Sounds great.
This is the fourth meeting of the Committee on Going Home.
All right.
What have you got? We sent up a drone over the town to take pictures.
Um, there was a bit of a malfunction with the camera.
But as far as we could see, um, from our maximum height, there's nothing around us but dense forest.
No sign of life.
Uh, I wanted to get high enough to see if the ocean was, uh, where it's supposed to be.
Check if the geography is identical.
Now we'll have to make a a second attempt at that.
That's it.
That's all we have.
Okay.
"We've been through all of the documents at the town hall.
Nothing out of the ordinary leading up to removal.
" Um, there were a lot of conversations communications about the smell.
Experts, the EPA.
Some correspondence with a man named Pfeiffer.
He must be some kind of smell-removal guy.
But that cuts off pretty abruptly about two days or so before the buses came.
So it's kind of a dead end.
Well, then it's not the end.
You want juice or water? Water's fine.
People are talking trash in public now, in the street.
- In the cafeteria? - Yeah, everyone.
Well, we packed 'em into houses together, four in a room.
It's a perfect breeding ground for an epidemic of discontent.
- What are they saying exactly? - They just want her to decide.
Three days now.
Her not deciding makes her seem weak.
And her being weak, that's the scariest thing.
People are gonna start turning against her.
Hey.
Where's Allie? In her room.
Allie! [SIGHS] So how's it going? Pretty good.
Anything yet? [FOOTSTEPS APPROACH] What's up? It's Dewey.
Third meal in a row.
He won't eat.
Like a hunger strike or something? I-I guess.
I can't really force him to.
Oh, right.
How long can a person last without eating? Oh, a while.
I can go to the library and check it out.
Okay.
Then he can lose some weight.
I mean, I don't want the word getting out about this.
Like, I don't want to turn into a, like, a weird protest thing, you know? We shouldn't be doing stuff in secret.
What? Doing stuff in secret is a slippery slope.
[DOOR CLOSES] Okay, either one of you says something to her, or I will.
You shouldn't go out without one of us with you, Allie.
It was dumb.
Hey, nothing's gonna be different tomorrow or the day after.
I know that.
We can't guard him forever.
We don't have the resources.
We're not starting a prison.
We can if we have no other choice.
What else are we gonna do? We're gonna ground them? Take away their video-game privileges for killing my sister? Obviously not.
We could drop them into the forest or something.
We have no way of guarding our borders.
If they live, they'll just be back.
I know that.
We have to consider all of our options, Allie.
No.
[WHISPERS] No way.
I know it's okay to threaten that.
I've threatened it.
But we can't actually We know them.
We went to school with them a month ago.
You can't actually fucking kill them.
We don't even know if Campbell is guilty.
You want to talk about executing him, too? Allie, even if Campbell didn't kill Cassandra, the kid's a fucking psycho.
All right? It's only a matter of time before he does something.
You can't punish people for who they are! For what they might do! Do you hear what you're saying? You're talking about executing someone because you're afraid of them.
This conversation is fucking insane.
This is what happens to you when you get a little power.
God.
- Allie.
- No.
[PLAYING PIANO] - [DOOR OPENS] - [STOPS PLAYING] - Hello? - [DOOR CLOSES] Who's there? [SIGHS] I'm free.
How-How did you H-How did you get out? What I didn't do anything.
She set me free.
Aren't you happy to see me? So much.
So, so much.
I was-I was so worried.
I missed you.
What the fuck? I released him.
I let him go.
I couldn't put him on trial.
There was no evidence against him.
- Without talking to me? - What does that mean? Will, I'm the judge, right? I'm the one who has to make the decision.
Even Dewey, it has to be my decision.
Yeah, I just don't understand any of this.
I mean, not only is he free, he gets to go home to his own home.
- Everybody else is five to a room.
- He infects things.
He's contagious.
If he wants to put himself in solitary confinement, that's okay with me.
We're all going to pay for this one day.
We had him, and you fucking let him go.
[DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES] [FOOTSTEPS APPROACH] [DOOR OPENS] I know you think I made a mistake.
All of you.
I know that.
But I didn't have a choice.
I couldn't, you know? [SIGHS] I don't want this, any of this.
I don't wanna make the rules.
I don't wanna be responsible for everyone.
I don't wanna be responsible for avenging my sister's death.
I quit.
I quit.
I don't want it.
It doesn't matter what you want.
We're not talking about that.
We're talking about survival.
That may be a new thing for you, and probably for everybody around here, but for me, I'm sorry.
It's kind of how it's always been.
Well, then why don't you do it? Why don't you go into that fucking church and tell someone that he's gonna die? I can't.
I'm not in charge.
Well, I think that we could keep him locked up.
I do.
Who cares if it takes forever? If we run out of the fucking resources? At least we're not killing someone.
You're not making decisions forever.
Things change.
You can't guarantee - These are just arguments.
- People need to feel safe.
How is executing someone gonna make people feel safe? Look, we're in the Dark Ages right now.
That's what we're in right now.
And maybe order will win out, or maybe chaos, but killing your sister was like a fucking hammer blow for chaos.
Order needs a fucking hammer, too.
People need to be afraid to cross you.
That's how we stay alive.
[CROWD CHATTERS] [DOORS CLOSE] [SIGHS] I had two decisions to make.
Two rulings.
First, Campbell.
This court is not about vengeance.
It's about fairness and justice.
The only evidence we have against Campbell, which is from Dewey himself, is unreliable.
Without evidence, there can be no trial.
So last night, I ordered that Campbell be released from custody.
[CROWD MURMURS] [ALLIE] It was the right thing to do.
As for Dewey he's been found guilty of murder, and the punishment for murder is death.
- Are you kidding me? - You can't! What? Are you gonna kill me? Let this be a warning to anyone who even thinks about using violence on anyone in this town.
We will respond.
Eye for an eye.
This is not a court! You are fucking crazy.
You hear me? You got no right! I'm gonna fucking kill you, bitch.
I'm gonna kill you.
Then you'll be dead just like your sister! Fucking crazy bitch.
What are you looking at? Fuck you! Don't make a scene.
Thought it'd be better if I gave you some space this morning.
What'd you decide? We're executing him tomorrow.
Solomon.
You split the baby.
[SHOW PLAYS ON LAPTOP] Two of them are loaded with blanks.
[DEWEY] What are you guys doing? One of them is loaded with the real thing.
Take this blindfold off.
I wanna see.
That way, none of us know who actually killed him.
[DEWEY] Hey, come on! You can't kill me.
Fuck.
Make sure the safety's off.
- Where's the Where's the safety? - No, no.
- I got it.
- [DEWEY] Hello? What are you doing? Hey.
Hey! What are you guys doing back there? Please! Please Please don't kill me.
[WHIMPERS] - [EXCLAIMS] Shit! - It's okay.
It's okay.
I'm just gonna pray with you.
[SOBS] Our Heavenly Father [SOBS] we have sinned against you in thought, and word, and deed - [DEWEY] Please don't do this.
- and in what we have left undone.
Please don't do this.
- We repent all of our sins.
- I'm sorry.
- I'm really sorry.
I'm sorry.
- Amen.
No, please don't do this.
Please don't do this.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry! I'm sorry! You can still change your mind, you know.
Grizz, buddy, please.
Please don't let 'em do it.
[SOBS] [GRIZZ COUGHS] I'm so sorry.
[DEWEY CRIES] No.
Come on.
Are we seriously doing this, man? Please don't do it! Please untie me! Let's just do it, all right? Allie.
I won't do it again, I promise! - Please! - On the count of three.
I don't want to die.
I'm so sorry.
Please, no, no, no.
Wait.
No.
Wait.
Wait.
Wait.
Please just think about it.
Think about what you're about to do! - Don't do this, please! - One - Please! No, no, no! - Two Please don't do this! No, please, please! - Three.
- No! [GUNS FIRE] [WHIMPERS] What? What the fuck? Fuck! I think we missed.
Oh, shit.
We missed.
- We have to do it again.
- What? Huh? No, please! - Can we do it again? - The chambers are full.
Fuck, let's go! Let's go.
Come on! - No! - Are you fucking serious? Yes, man.
Come on.
Let's get it over with.
On my count.
- Please, don't do it! - Come on.
[DEWEY SOBS] I'm so sorry! Please! - One - No! I can't fucking do this, man.
[LUKE] You can, Grizz.
Come on.
I'm sorry, guys.
I'm really sorry, guys.
I can't do it.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
Please.
Please, please, please let me go.
- Guys, please.
- Hey, hey, hey.
I'll do it.
Let go of me.
Please, please, please.
Please let me go.
I won't do it again! I swear I won't do it again.
Please don't do it.
Please.
Call the play, Luke.
[DEWEY] No.
- One - No! Two - Three.
- No, plea [CRIES] [VIDEO GAME BEEPS] Found some pizza bagels in the freezer.
In the basement.
Anyone? Allie? - Not hungry.
- Those the kind with pepperoni? Does it really matter? [LUKE] Don't really want to eat meat right now.
Still frozen in the middle, bro.
[LUKE] Wish I could order Domino's.
You want a beer? The fuck are you doing here? [GAME STOPS] Hey, Allie.
- Allie - What do you want? Can we talk? Not Not here, I mean.
Just us.
Okay.
Um I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry for what happened and for what I said.
I never meant for any of this any of that to-to turn into [WHISPERS] Get out.
- What? - Get out.
Yeah.
Yeah.
I thought you might be hungry.
[SIGHS] Everything is making me so fucking nauseous right now.
[SIGHS] Have you seen Allie? Talked to her? Seen.
Not talked.
[GASPS] [LAUGHS] Holy sh [LAUGHS] I feel something.
Wow.
Feels so weird.
From that kick: a swimmer.
Yeah.
You can definitely tell, huh? - Yeah.
- [BECCA LAUGHS] So Am I going to have to guess from what the baby looks like who the father is? You promised me you wouldn't ask that again.
Becca.
It was a mistake, okay? Nobody you know, so just leave it at that.
I see.
I'm just gonna be some slutty girl who got pregnant sleeping with some asshole at a party.
- No, you aren't.
- Yeah.
I'm the father.
You don't have to do that.
Why not? I want a family.
I always have.
All right.
All right, I get it, but this isn't like doing my algebra homework for me first semester.
God, you owe me so much.
I'm serious.
It's big.
And it's forever.
Don't say it if you don't mean it.
You're my friend, and I love you.
And I wanted a child of my own.
This might be my only shot.
Thank you, love.
[KNOCKS ON DOOR] [DOOR CLOSES] [SIGHS] [SIGHS] You don't really know what you're capable of until you What does that say about me? You couldn't do it.
I could.
You had to.
And I didn't I didn't mean it that way.
You didn't have to mean it like that.
It's true.
He did two things, you know? - Who? - Dewey.
He did two things.
He killed my sister.
And then he made me kill him.
I don't know which is worse.
Was it your gun with the real bullet? I don't know.
I think so.
It pushes you back when you pull the trigger.
I mean, you can really feel it, the force of it.
It felt like a rush go right through me.
Like a power.
You know? Like I was a fucking god or something.
I know it's fucking weird.
[BREATHES DEEPLY] What are you doing? I think it was my gun.
What? I killed him.
- You don't know that.
- No.
I think so.
- Baby.
- How could I do that to him? I had second-period biology with him, you know? I went to his fucking birthday party when we were kids once.
You had no choice.
You did what you had to do.
No, I did have a choice.
You said I shouldn't do it.
I know, but - Do you hate me for that? - What? No, I love you.
You're not just saying that, right? No.
Marry me.
- What? - I want to marry you, Helena.
Will you marry me? What does that even mean? I don't know.
I don't have a fucking idea.
Everything's fucked up right now.
I just I don't want to be alone.
Not now, not for a single fucking second.
I just I want to be with you.
You're the only thing that makes sense right now.
You're not gonna say no, are you? No, I'm not gonna say no.
I've always wanted to marry you, whatever that means.
I love you so much.
I want you inside me.
You sure? Because we can We can wait, babe.
I don't want to wait.
I'm sure.
Am I staying with you tonight? I don't think so.
You did what you had to do.
Are you sure about that? - Allie.
- 'Cause you better be.
There's no do-overs on this one.
That's not fair.
You agreed.
We had no choice.
We had a choice.
We had a choice.
And you pushed me all of you to do this job.
To execute him.
So am I safe now? Will? Are we safe now that we can kill each other and get away with it? We did it for your sister.
It doesn't matter to my sister.
She's dead.
You think she's resting peacefully now 'cause he's dead, too? I don't think so.
Not peacefully.
She's in the ground rotting.
Worms are crawling through her mouth, under her tongue, in her nose.
Soon, they'll be crawling through Dewey's, too eating away at him.
And you, too someday.
All of us.
It's a horrible thing to die.
Or to live.
I killed someone today.
I don't want to see you.
Not now.
Not for a long time.
- Allie.
- No.
I'm in charge now really in charge and I want you out.
What if you have nightmares? They're my nightmares.
And none of you can take them from me anymore.
[BREATHES SHAKILY]