Who is Erin Carter? (2023) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

[somber music playing]
[seagulls squawking]
[bell clanging]
Harper, just please get your shoes on.
I don't want to.
Come on.
Hey, do you know what we're doing today?
We're going on an adventure together.
We're going to get on a boat.
We're gonna sail across the sea to a place
where it's always sunny
and you can eat ice cream every day.
Would you like that?
Good. The only thing is,
we need to leave now. Okay?
Do you know why?
Because there's a dragon out there.
And if we make any noise, or if we're
too slow, the dragon will eat us. Okay?
So are you going to put
your shoes on for me?
[suspenseful music playing]
[woman] You okay?
Okay, Harper. I think you just
have to walk. Is that all right?
[man] All right, there you go.
Yeah, over there.
Here's the money.
Which boat?
- [man] It's the blue fishing trawler.
- [woman] Right.
[man] Right, young lady. In you go.
There you go.
[suspenseful music intensifies]
[horns honking]
[upbeat music playing]
[kids] So many secrets ♪
Harper's been practicing
this song all week.
It's been driving me and Jordi mad.
Off you go.
There was a woman in Germany who got
a song stuck in her head for four years.
She ended up being hospitalized.
That can't be real.
- Actually, I think maybe it was hiccups.
- It's an urban myth.
Well, you're the teacher.
Supply teacher, so
Well, only until the big interview
on Tuesday.
I just hope you remember us little people
when you're swanning about the staff room.
Oh, of course I will, uh
Olivia? School secretary?
Very funny.
Thank you.
[kids] Whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪
[Olivia] She's enjoying it, though.
Yeah. It's good. I think she's finally
starting to fit in here.
I'm very happy we ended up in Barcelona.
Plus, she gets to be a planet.
[kids] Whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪
Well, she's she's Pluto, isn't she?
Yeah, but it still counts.
[kids] Whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪
- [grunts]
- What did you say?
- Hey! Hey!
- [boy] Stop!
- Hey! Enough!
- [Harper] You're so annoying!
Hey! Hey! Break it up!
- You fucking fucker
- Stop!
[girl] What are you doing?
[woman] Harper, enough.
[upbeat music playing on radio]
So are you going to tell me?
I mean, there's got to be a reason.
Getting kicked out of the musical.
It's just, you seemed pretty vocal before.
F this, F that.
I've got to go to the toilet.
[mellow music playing over speakers]
[woman in Catalan] The supermarket
will close in two minutes.
Don't miss our special
three for two offer in frozen foods.
So, you know,
we're closing soon to do inventory.
[in English] Oh, sorry my Catalan
is very bad. Sorry.
We close in five minutes.
Okay, thank you.
Harper, say thank you.
[toilet flushes]
FYI, when you throw a punch,
you need to keep your fist tight.
It's basic physics.
Dissipates the force of impact.
Otherwise, you'll damage
your knuckles and wrists.
Of course, all of this is irrelevant
'cause you're never going to hit
anyone again, are you?
He asked where my white stick was.
Said I needed to stay
at the back of the stage 'cause
Antonio is a little S-H-I-T.
A shit.
You're not meant to say the word.
That's the point of spelling it out.
You will apologize, okay?
We don't solve our problems with violence.
Are you going to tell Jordi?
[sighs] Don't know. We'll see.
You can call him Dad, you know.
Mmm, I know, I just like the name Jordi.
Yeah, but I still think he prefers
for you to call him Dad.
[suspenseful music playing]
- [man sobbing]
- [voices whispering]
[woman] I thought I told you,
eyes on the ground! Shut the fuck up!
[whispers] Stay quiet. Stay quiet. Quick.
- Sh! Sh!
- What?
[whispers] Down.
[man in Spanish] Move!
I said move!
I told you to keep moving.
- Keep moving!
- No, please!
- [thuds]
- [Harper gasps]
Ah! [grunts]
[screams] Ah!
[man grunting]
[both grunt]
[Harper gasps]
[woman panting]
[suspenseful music intensifies]
[man] Ah!
- [woman shouts] Ah!
- [man screams]
- [gunshot]
- [gasps]
[in English] Are you okay?
[Harper] Mum!
[alarm blaring]
It's you.
[man coughs]
Ambulance! Someone, call an ambulance!
[indistinct chatter]
[ambulance siren blaring]
[in Spanish] Sorry.
Erin! Harper!
- [Erin] Jordi!
- Hey!
[Erin in English] We're okay.
[woman in Catalan] Nurse Garcia,
please contact Urology.
- [in English] Are you okay?
- [Erin] It's okay.
It's not my blood.
- It's okay.
- Okay.
Okay, let's get you to a room. Yeah?
You're okay
[doctor] Okay
Bruised ribs, hip contusion,
minor concussions.
I'll prescribe some painkillers, okay?
[doctor] All things considered,
it could have been worse.
You and Harper are good to go.
Thank you.
[woman in Catalan] We remind you
smoking is not permitted in this hospital.
Smoking is allowed
in designated smoking areas.
[in English] So?
[Erin] I'm all right.
Just a bit of bruising.
Are you okay?
What happened was pretty scary.
It's okay not to be okay.
I'm 50/50.
Are you sure?
Hey, I spotted a machine down the hall.
Why don't you get yourself
a snack and a fizzy drink?
You said I'm not allowed any snacks
or fizzy drinks after six o'clock.
- I think we can make an exception.
- Yeah.
Here you go.
[woman in Catalan] Smoking is allowed
in designated smoking areas,
at the canteen exit,
and at the Emergency entrances.
[in English] As a nurse, they train you
to act calm and professional.
It's actually quite reassuring.
Ah, good, 'cause inside
I'm completely freaking out.
I'm so glad you're safe.
What happened to the guy?
Uh, he's out of surgery.
- Okay.
- Yeah, he's in ICU.
He lost a lot of blood, though,
so he might not make it through the night.
Can I see him?
Erin, this is not your fault.
At all.
But let me see what I can do.
We can't stay long, okay?
Shit. I I forgot to tell Harper
where we were going.
I'll be a minute.
[machine beeping]
[suspenseful music playing]
It's you, Kate. It's really you.
I don't know you.
We've never met.
[beeping speeds up]
[man grunting]
[alarm sounds]
[man in Spanish] Let's go!
[man in Catalan] Emergency.
All available doctors report to room 124.
[in English] Sit here.
Wait here. Okay?
[woman in Spanish] He's in V-fib.
[in English] You have to go.
[woman in Spanish] Okay.
- [paddles whirring]
- Clear. Clear.
- [paddles buzzing]
- [alarm continues]
[in English] It's okay, baby.
[Jordi] You sure you're okay?
It's like Harper said. It's 50/50.
Well, you know, they have people
at the hospital, uh, counselors.
Specialists who deal
with post-traumatic situations.
Oh. What are you doing?
I'm distracting you.
[Jordi] That's not going to work.
It's going to work.
Okay. It is going to work.
But I still think that we should talk
about what happened.
That's why I'm trying to distract you.
- [Harper] Hey there.
- [Jordi] Mmm.
[Harper] Right.
See you in a bit.
- Bye.
- [Harper] Bye.
[Jordi] There you go. Three, two, one.
- Ah!
- Ooh.
- Okay!
- Will you eat some more?
- [Harper] Okay.
- [Jordi] It's looking good.
Pour some more in. Come on.
- [Harper] How about this?
- [Jordi] That's perfect.
- [Harper] Can I flip it again?
- [Jordi] Of course.
[birds chirping]
["Getting Nowhere Fast" playing]
You're not looking forward ♪
And you are not looking back ♪
You've lost the warranty ♪
You'll never get your money back ♪
My baby's buying me another life ♪
Getting nowhere fast ♪
I am pretty smart ♪
I don't do what they want me to ♪
[faintly] I don't ignore them too ♪
That's what the general public do ♪
[Erin] Antonio, hi.
How are you feeling?
I'm sorry Harper hit you.
But what you said wasn't very nice.
I was hoping
I could speak to your parents.
Dad's on a business trip.
Mum's got a tennis lesson.
She's round the back.
It's her birthday today.
I know. We're coming to her party tonight.
It's going to be fun!
[mysterious music playing]
[heavy breathing]
[faucet running]
[footsteps approaching]
- Have you got it fixed yet?
- [Jordi] Yeah.
Watch this.
Huh? No. Okay, no, no. No, no.
That is a work in progress.
Why don't you take the day off?
Oh, I can't.
Not with this job review coming up.
I need to show my face.
Well, can you promise, at least, to not
get involved in any armed robberies?
I want to say yes Ears.
Harp, we're going to be late. Move it!
[mysterious music playing]
Morning, Emilio.
[in Spanish] Good morning.
[in English] Wow.
Almost made it into your house.
Almost. Yeah.
I was going to call around last night.
- I heard what happened at the supermarket.
- Oh, we're fine. Don't worry about it.
We'll need to interview you
today or tomorrow.
I'll be on the investigating team,
so don't worry about it.
There's not much to say,
but okay, sure.
- Hey, if you want coffee, Jordi made some.
- Okay. Thank you.
- See you.
- [Emilio] Bye.
Glasses on, Harp.
[seat belt clicks]
Why does he sleep in his car?
You know how Emilio's wife
doesn't live there anymore?
Well, he misses her a lot, so he'd rather
sleep in the car than an empty bed.
That's sad.
It is, yeah.
[Emilio in Spanish]
Hey, buddy, give me a coffee.
[curious music playing]
[indistinct chatter]
[Erin in English] You don't have
to be here if you're not ready yet.
- I can take you home.
- [Harper] I'm fine.
Oh, uh, see you later, Mum.
[Erin] Bye.
[man] You're a hero, Erin.
We are so glad you are okay.
Is Harper okay? We were so worried.
[Erin] She's fine. Thank you.
So there's bad news and good news.
So the bad news is Penelope Reyna's
lodged a formal complaint
to have Harper removed from the school.
You're fucking kidding me.
She's very upset
about what happened to her son.
She claims Harper is a psychopath.
Olivia, you do know
Antonio was making fun of her eye problem.
Or was it a sociopath?
Psychopath? Sociopath?
Anyway, people tell me there's
a difference, but tomato, tomato.
I mean, will she succeed
or what do I do?
It's Penelope, so
What's the good news?
The good news. The good news is,
well, you got attacked in a supermarket.
How is that good news, Olivia?
Big picture.
Before you were some faceless drone,
a totally forgettable substitute teacher,
but now you are a hero
who stopped a robbery
and definitely deserves
that full-time contract.
Plus, you've got your photo in the paper.
Don't worry. You look great.
It's a lovely photo.
- [bell rings]
- Yeah, okay. I need to go.
- Okay.
- [Erin] Yeah.
[suspenseful music playing]
[overlapping chatter]
- Hello.
- [students] Hello.
I'm Mrs. Carter.
I'll be filling in for Mr. Luis today.
[writing on chalkboard]
[students laughing]
Good aim, Dylan.
[Dylan] It was an accident, Miss.
Don't shoot me.
- [students chuckle]
- [knock on door]
[Erin] Okay, so, uh, page 29.
- Hey.
- Hello.
- What are you doing here?
- [Emilio] I was worried.
How are your classes going?
[Erin] Um
Look, your interview is scheduled
for two o'clock tomorrow.
Sant Àngel station.
You're speaking to Inspector Tabarez.
Yeah, okay. But did you need to come
all the way here to tell me that?
No, but I want to give you
my take on the situation.
These people were professionals.
They knew Thursday was the payroll.
They came at the end of the day,
disabled security cameras except
they missed one.
An older model on a different circuit.
- Yeah
- You handled yourself pretty well.
Yeah, well, you hear about these things,
don't you?
A woman's child
is being trapped under a car,
and she finds the strength to
lift it up.
Or to stab someone in the legs twice
with a cake tester
and then shoot them?
I didn't shoot anyone.
The gun just went off.
- Okay.
- Look. Am I in trouble here?
No, no, of course not. I mean
No, I know you.
But my boss is a bloodhound,
and he'll be all over this footage,
and maybe to him,
this will look a little different,
so if there's anything
you need to tell me, now would be
Only that you're being
a bit of a dick right now, okay?
[sighs] Just be careful.
There were two of them at the supermarket.
One's dead but the other one
the other one is still out there.
Oh, wow.
Thanks, Emilio.
I feel great now.
- I'll see you at the party.
- Yeah, okay. See you later.
But look after yourself.
I am.
[mellow music in Catalan playing]
Hey, Harp. Harp.
Go and find Antonio
and say hello to him.
Do I have to?
Well, yeah.
Go. Go.
- Everybody's talking about you.
- Yeah.
Penelope's going to love that,
someone else being
the center of attention.
Yeah, maybe I should, I don't know,
wish her a happy birthday.
That's a good idea.
- Yeah.
- And we will go find the bar.
Yeah, that's an even better idea.
You okay?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'm good.
[indistinct chatter]
Hey, Antonio.
My mum says I've got to apologize to you.
So shake my hand.
If you don't shake my hand,
I'm going to stab your eyes out.
Mmm, thank you, Antonio.
You look very smart.
I'm gonna go get some ice cream now.
Harper's very sorry about what happened
and I'm sorry too.
Thank you, Erin. That means a lot.
[Erin] Yeah, she's been
She's had a tough week.
Okay, she's It's been a lot.
I know, and it breaks my heart.
But the other children need
to be protected from her.
Oh, fuck off, Penelope.
Seriously? She's
she's not a danger to anyone.
She doesn't have to be
kicked out of school.
I can see where she gets her temper from.
Okay, I apologize.
But I was hoping we could sort this
ourselves, as neighbors.
We're not neighbors.
We just live near each other.
You think you're better
than everyone else?
You have a giant, naked ice sculpture
of yourself. Come on.
That was a gift of love from my husband.
I will try my best
to be a better neighbor,
if that's what you want,
but please don't
don't get Harper expelled. She needs this.
We'll see, Erin.
Now move along. You're spoiling the view.
[gentle music in Spanish playing]
[suspenseful music playing]
[suspenseful music fades]
Are you all right?
- Yeah.
- Yeah?
Oh, no. No, no, no, no, no.
[Jordi] Uh-huh. Yeah.
[singing in Spanish]
Yeah, come on.
We weren't arguing. I was just asking
her the name of her ice sculptor.
You never know
when you're going to need one.
It was quite impressive, I have to admit.
Do you think
she has a special guy for that?
Well, she didn't want to tell me.
[ominous music playing]
I turned the lights off before we left.
[Jordi] Harp, wait here.
Or maybe you just forgot?
[birds chirping]
[indistinct chatter]
Good afternoon, Mrs. Carter.
I'm Inspector Tabarez. Let's get started.
In Strasbourg, you were a private tutor
to an American family.
Yes, the Palmers.
They had two children, Lisa and Mark.
And when you started as a substitute
at St. Joseph's International,
this Palmer family
were provided as reference.
Yes, I think so. Yes.
[Tabarez] The phone number that you gave
for them is no longer in use.
People change phones.
No, there is no trace of any such family
in Strasbourg at that time.
I I don't know what to tell you.
They were there and
[Tabarez] Your husband, Jordi Collantes,
is a nurse at Hospital General?
He took you to the ICU to see
the injured man from the supermarket?
[Erin] Yes,
I felt bad about what happened.
You felt bad about the person
who tried to kill you?
I felt bad about what happened. Yes.
[Tabarez] And was your husband with you
when this man suffered his heart attack?
No, I asked him to go
check on our daughter, Harper.
Oh, so you were alone with the deceased?
[Erin] Well,
Jordi was only gone for a minute
and there was a policeman outside the room
the whole time.
Did you know that asphyxiation
can bring on a cardiac arrest?
No, I did not.
[Tabarez] So maybe this man died due to
complications from his gunshot wound,
or maybe someone took a pillow
and with their hands
Hold on. I've done nothing wrong.
[Tabarez] That is not for you to decide.
Listen. I don't give a fuck what you
think the CCTV footage shows you, okay?
Does it show my daughter, terrified?
Hiding from the man with the fucking gun?
[Tabarez] No.
There is no footage from the supermarket.
All the cameras had been turned off.
Oh. Um
I'm sorry.
That must make your job a lot harder.
And also, sorry for all the swearing.
[in Spanish] Okay.
I'll call you in a second. Sorry.
[Erin in English] Harper, let's go.
How did it go?
Apparently there was
no supermarket footage.
Maybe there was a problem
with that other camera after all.
What the hell were you thinking?
Erin, stop, please.
I thought I was helping you.
And what if someone finds out, huh?
Do you know what that makes me look like?
Like I've got something to hide.
[Emilio] I thought
it'd be easier this way.
[Erin] Well, it isn't. Is it?
Emilio, I didn't ask for your help.
I didn't ask you to steal camera footage.
I didn't ask for any of this.
[suspenseful music playing]
[Harper] Mum, what is it?
- [car horn blaring]
- [tires screech]
[car horn beeping]
[car horn honks]
Sorry, I'm okay. It's just
Sometimes I wonder if we made a mistake
in coming here.
Harp, slow down.
- You left your glasses in the car.
- [Harper] I don't care.
The sun is bad for your eyes.
Good. I want to go blind.
I'm bored of waiting.
Put your glasses on.
- Harp!
- [Harper] You're hurting me!
I'm not hurting you.
I'm trying to protect you.
Leave me alone!
I don't want to go. I like it here.
Do you remember when we first moved here?
And I couldn't keep you out of the water.
You wanted to go to the beach every day.
You'd wake us up at 6:00 a.m.
with your costume on.
And I had to stop
because the sun hurts my eyes.
Well, that's why you need to wear
your special glasses.
[tender music playing]
Come on.
Come on, Harp!
[Harper] Hey, Mum
[Erin screams] Ah!
Harp, you can go inside the house.
I'm just
I'm just going to have a quick chat
with Penelope.
She hates me, doesn't she?
What? No.
Of course not. No, she doesn't.
I was just starting to enjoy school.
Please don't let her kick me out.
Please, Mum.
Listen, she's not going to, okay?
Don't worry.
Come here.
Now go inside.
I'll see you there.
Have you dropped
your complaint against Harper yet?
No. Of course not.
I'm going to ask you politely
one last time.
No means no, Erin.
I filmed you
having sex with your tennis coach.
[breathing heavily]
Have you lost your mind?
Spying on people.
- Filming them.
- You came after my family.
Your daughter broke my son's teeth.
[Erin] I'm not saying
this is my finest hour, okay?
But if you don't back down,
I have no choice.
I'll send the video to your husband.
I'm sorry.
You see, Erin,
he phoned the morning of my birthday,
said he wasn't able to make it home.
Some important meeting.
When I told him I was upset, he said,
he'd paid for the fucking party,
what more did I want?
I'm sorry to hear that, um
And I'm not judging you. I'm just
I'm protecting my daughter.
I see no reason
why we can't sort this out between us.
As neighbors.
[pensive music playing]
Thank you, Penelope.
[Penelope] Don't thank me.
What you've done here, Erin,
it was a mistake.
A big mistake.
[Jordi] Dinner is served.
How hungry are you?
[Harper] Kind of hungry.
[Jodi] Okay, I will give you
a kind-of-hungry portion.
Here we go. We need to eat fast
if we're going to make it
to Harper's musical on time.
Harper is, uh she's, um
she's not in the musical.
What happened?
They just had too many people
or something.
It's one of those things.
I broke two of Antonio's teeth.
Now Mrs. Reyna's trying to expel me.
[Jordi] Wait. What? Seriously?
Okay, relax. Okay?
I'm sorry.
I should've said something. Yeah.
Can we talk about this later?
I really need to get changed.
[Jordi] Harp,
you can eat in front of the TV.
[Jordi sighs]
Um, so, you know, Penelope trying to get
our daughter kicked out of school,
it's kind of a big deal.
I've sorted it out.
It doesn't matter.
[Jordi] All of it matters.
The supermarket, the police, everything.
You could have died the other night.
But you're acting like it was normal.
Look at me.
I'm wearing a tie.
I fucking hate ties.
I think it looks nice.
[Jordi] When did you start keeping things
from me and shutting me out?
[ominous music playing]
[Olivia] Enjoy the show.
It's just through this way.
Enjoy the show.
- Right.
- Welcome.
It's through this way.
Enjoy the show.
- Nice to see you.
- You too.
- Welcome.
- Thank you.
[Olivia] Enjoy the show.
Thank you very much.
So, what's tonight's excuse?
Traffic? Flood?
I had a fight with Jordi.
I just
I just don't know how you do it.
You have twice as many kids
and responsibilities,
but you're always on time, always on form.
I'm so high right now, this is basically
an out-of-body experience.
- Whoa.
- I know.
You'll be okay.
You're right where you're meant to be.
- Yeah. You're high.
- [applause]
Fuck's sake, we're missing it.
Come on. Go, go, go, go, go, go, go.
[mysterious music playing]
All that surrounds you ♪
Every light in the sky ♪
The stars hanging over your head ♪
The sun burning brightly in red ♪
It all started with a bang ♪
It started with a bang ♪
- It started with a bang ♪
- Hey, I'll be back in one minute.
[students] All that surrounds you ♪
Every light in the sky ♪
[scraping on floor]
Excuse me.
Can I help you?
If you're looking for the restroom,
they're back towards the entrance hall.
[suspenseful music playing]
I think you should leave
before I call security.
You know, I almost didn't believe it.
When I saw you
in the supermarket, I thought,
"Ah, it must be like a
trick of the light. Must be a mistake."
But no.
It really is you.
I think you've mistaken me
for someone else.
Jesus Christ, what the
- [woman] Look at me.
- [Erin heaves]
Fucking look at me, Kate!
[chuckles] There she is!
You shouldn't have come here.
Yeah, I wasn't planning on staying, Kate.
- But I know you have it.
- No, I don't.
Look at what I've been reduced to.
I'm holding up fucking supermarkets.
That's one step above purse snatching!
And it's all because of what you did.
Just give it to me. Then I'm gone.
No one else needs to know you're here.
[chuckles] Yeah.
Yeah. I want to believe that.
But it's you, so I don't.
I never liked you anyway.
[intense music playing]
[both grunting]
[Erin grunts] Ah!
[both grunting]
[Erin] Ah!
[Erin] Ah!
[both straining]
I'm not going to hurt the kid,
but I'll have to take her with me.
Otherwise, they won't believe me.
I'm sorry.
- [grunts]
- Ah!
- [bones crunch]
- Stay away from her!
[Emilio] What the fuck?
[students singing in background]
Is she dead?
Jesus Christ.
Who is she?
She's the woman from the supermarket.
You warned me, didn't you?
Clean up what you can.
We've got maybe 15 minutes to tidy up
and get the fucking body out of here.
Whoa, oh, oh, oh ♪
We share the same solar system ♪
- It's faster if you help.
- Okay.
We all share the same intergalactic ♪
Home ♪
[cheering and applause]
[engine starts]
[ominous music playing]
[Emilio] Okay.
That should be deep enough.
- Do you want to say a few words?
- What?
Fuck you for this.
Fuck you.
I meant a prayer or something.
But no, that's good.
I mean That's good.
Why are you helping me?
'Cause you are the wife
of my best friend.
We are practically family.
And also, I'm in trouble.
I've got mixed up with some bad people.
So maybe I help you and then you help me.
Emilio, I'm a schoolteacher.
Yes, of course you are.
Mrs. Carter in the classroom
with a dead body.
What if I don't want to help you?
[car engine starts]
[dramatic music playing]
[ominous music playing]
[woman] I'm getting
a bad feeling about this.
And when I get a bad feeling, I just
I walk away.
[Harper] I think it might be burnt.
[Jordi] Okay, let me see that.
[Harper] Sorry.
[Jordi] How about I cook
and you flip, yeah?
[Harper] Sounds good.
[Jordi] There that one.
- That's it.
- [Harper chuckles]
[suspenseful music playing]
[Harper] Mum.
[theme music playing]
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