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03x05 - Unknown Caller
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Author:  bunniefuu [ 06/19/19 11:19 ]
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NARRATOR: Previously on The Handmaid's Tale...

OFJOSEPH: The Commander wants to reconcile, but he doesn't know how to do it so, I made a suggestion.

Could you maybe give her a real voice?

Behind the scenes.

WATERFORD: If that would fix things.

It's worth discussing.

- Wear the dress. Pull the strings.
- [TENSE MUSIC]

AUNT LYDIA: Have you found her respectful?

We've had trouble with her in the past.

ELEANOR: Yes.

[PLEADINGLY] I want to go now.

All right, my love.

SERENA: A young girl of Hannah's age would attend a school for domestic arts.

The one in her district is in Brookline, by the reservoir.

Thank you, S...

[INDISTINCT CHANTING VOICES ON VIDEO]

EYE: You know that man?

Is it Lucas Bankole?

I love you.

Yes.

She's gotten so big.

[MUSIC FADES OUT]

[PROTESTERS CHANTING]

[SOFT INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

JUNE: She's out.

She's safe.

She's with Luke.

May He and His goodness bless us with miracles,

for we are weary

and weak of faith.

Maybe it's not a miracle.

A miracle is beyond human powers.

I did this.

We.

It's a dream.

The only dream for a Handmaid in Gilead.

My baby is free.

OFERIC: Praise be.

JUNE: They could resent me.

I wouldn't blame them.

HANDMAIDS: Praise be.

JUNE: Instead of resentment, they offer grace.

A victory for one is a victory for all.

I want him here so badly.

I want to be held

and told my name.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Maybe.

What about the rest of me?

[MUTED DANCE MUSIC]

The night we made Hannah.

If I thought

I would never touch him again,

never have him,

I would die.

But nobody dies from lack of s*x.

It's lack of love we die from.

OFMATTHEW: I pray for your husband.

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

That is kind of you, Ofmatthew.

OFMATTHEW: I pray he returns Baby Nichole to her rightful home.

Her rightful home is with her parents.

OFMATTHEW: Praise be.

[HELICOPTER HOVERING]

I know he'll do the right thing.

You wouldn't have married a man who is actually capable of kidnapping.

You have much better judgement than that.

Under His eye.

Bite me.

[SIREN WAILING]

[DOOR OPENS]

LAWRENCE: Sienna?

Sienna?

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

Never mind.

Did you do... something different?

Your hair.

ELEANOR: A little.

LAWRENCE: It looks nice.

Like it used to.

Thank you.

Good morning, dear.

Good morning, Mrs. Lawrence.

Blessed day, Commander.

The answer is "no".

You want something.

I can tell.

OFJOSEPH: I just need to know if my husband is safe.

I don't know. Does he use a seat belt?

Does he watch his blood pressure?

That's the silent killer, you know.

They know where he is now.

They know he has my daughter.

And isn't that what you wanted?

Do you think they would try to hurt him?

They?

Do you think he's in danger?

We're all in danger.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

RITA: What a blessing.

To have seen her.

To know that she's all right.

She's with a stranger.

A stranger to you.

Yes.

- To me.
- [DOOR OPENS]

You're finished already?

What did they say?

Oh, they've just gotten started.

I'd like you to join us.

[TENSE MUSIC]

You have a say in this.

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

PUTNAM: We lodged a preliminary complaint to Canada, petitioning for Nichole's return.

And we will follow up.

CALHOUN: A child of Gilead has been kidnapped.

You're suggesting we send them another stern note?

PUTNAM: No, Commander. I'm saying that our options are limited without an extradition treaty.

WATERFORD: Gentlemen.

Pray excuse me.

Serena?

I'd like to know about the man who is raising her.

He worked in the...

Suffolk County Office of Urban Planning.

Before.

And now?

[SHUFFLES PAPERS]

PUTNAM: Part-time construction and utility work.

He receives...refugee aid.

Is he a man of faith?

Of course not.

He did baptize his first child.

But, to our knowledge, that's the extent of his religious activities.

We have been able to access some medical records.

Nichole's up to date on her vaccinations.

She's measuring th percentile for height and th for weight.

And...

[CHUCKLES]

It says here she has a tooth.

PUTNAM: And we will do whatever it takes to bring her back home to you.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC]

[CHAIRS ROLLING BACK]

[DOOR OPENS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

I thought this is what you wanted.

Our daughter's safe.

In Canada.

I'm grateful.

WATERFORD: But?

Help me understand.

What is it that you want?

I want to be with her, but that's impossible.

[INHALES TEARFULLY]

[SIGHS]

I just want this to be over.

[THUD]

[DOGS BARKING IN DISTANCE]

[DOOR OPENS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[KNOCKING ON DOOR]

They're here for you.

In the parlor.

[RETREATING FOOTSTEPS]

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

Ofjoseph.

Blessed be the fruit.

OFJOSEPH: May the Lord open.

They're just here to have a conversation.

Sit.

We'd like to arrange...a visit with Nichole.

As you can imagine, seeing our daughter has opened up a terrible wound for Mrs. Waterford.

Just one visit to say goodbye.

WATERFORD: Your husband will be protected.

My husband?

WATERFORD: Everyone will be protected.

You have my word.

SERENA: Mine as well.

Your word?

What do I have to do?

Call your husband.

No.

Will you please give us a moment?

Of course.

[LAWRENCE CLEARS THROAT]

[DOOR CLOSES]

[FOOTSTEPS RECEDING]

[OFJOSEPH SIGHS]

OFJOSEPH: No.

I know that I can't be with her.

I just want to be something to her.

That's not gonna help.

Okay?

It's not gonna be what you think.

- [SCOFFS]
- SERENA: Please.

Please. I am begging you.

June.

[EXHALES SHAKILY]

You don't think I wanna see her?

[SIGHS]

If I do this, what do I get?

You get to see her.

So... what do I get?

What do you want?

I want you to owe me.

[SIGHS IN FRUSTRATION]

[DARK MUSIC]

[DIAL TONE]

Under His eye.

[FAINT STATIC]

You have two minutes.

[DIALING]

[PHONE RINGING]

[CELL PHONE RINGING]

CASHIER: It's $ . .

This will barely last us the week.

How do people pay for this stuff?

Most don't need it.

All right.

[CELL PHONE CONTINUES RINGING]

All right, see ya.

Hmm.

Hello.

[STATIC]

Hello?

Who is this?

Luke.

It's me.

Don't hang up.

Oh, God.

June?

Oh!

Hi.

LUKE: June, I, uh...

Oh, June.

I'm okay, Luke. Hannah's okay.

- She's all right.
- [LAUGHS IN RELIEF]

Where... where are you?

OFJOSEPH: Still here. I'm in Gilead.

[EMOTIONAL STRING MUSIC]

June, um...

I love...

I love you.

I love you so much.

- I love you.
- [LUKE CRYING]

God, I love you.

LUKE: I love you.

Oh, baby. I... I miss you.

I think about you every day.

I'm sorry. I'm sorry.

- Don't.
- LUKE: [STUTTERS] I...

Don't be sorry.

No, I should've tried harder to find you.

And Hannah.

I don't have much time.

Yeah. Are you... Are you all right?

Did they hurt you?

No.

LUKE: Are they there?

Are they listening?

Luke, please.

I'm all right. I promise.

I need you to listen to me.

LUKE: Yeah. Yeah, baby.

I need you to do something for me.

LUKE: Yeah, anything.

I need you to go to the Toronto airport tomorrow and meet the Waterfords, and bring Nichole.

Luke.

- Luke.
- LUKE: Yeah. I'm...

I'm... I'm here.

June...

You want me to meet the Waterfords?

OFJOSEPH: Just once.

To say goodbye.

You'll get another call with all of the details.

[BEEPS]

Please.

I need you to say yes.

Not him.

Not him.

Just her.

OFJOSEPH: Okay.

Okay.

Okay.

I love you. [DISCONNECTS]

[SLOW PIANO MUSIC]

[INAUDIBLE]

May I be dismissed, sir?

You may.

SERENA: God bless you.

How did she sound?

Like June.

[LUKE SNIFFLES]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

ELEANOR: How are you holding up, dear?

Very well, Mrs. Lawrence.

Thank you.

That must've been painful, after all that time.

It didn't go quite as I'd imagined.

What matters... is... that... your love came through.

Sometimes words fail us.

My husband used music.

He used to curate cassette tapes for me in college.

Hmm.

ELEANOR: I still have them in the basement.

Do you ever listen to them?

I...

I miss the man who made them.

Maybe there's just a little bit of him left.

He helped me.

He helped Emily.

I think... it's okay to take a sliver of someone... and hold on to that.

Especially if it's all you have.

[BIRDS CHIRPING OUTSIDE]

_

["YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING" BY LEO SAYER]

♪♪

[LOWERS VOLUME]

CHORUS: ♪ Ah-ha ♪

LEO: ♪ You've got a cute way of talking ♪

♪ You got the better of me ♪

♪ Just snap your fingers and I'm walking ♪

[LOUDER] ♪ Like a dog hanging on your lead ♪

CHORUS: ♪ Ah ♪

LEO: ♪ I'm in a spin, you know ♪

♪ Shaking on a string, you know ♪

LEO AND CHORUS: ♪ You make me feel like dancing ♪

♪ I'm gonna dance the night away ♪

♪ You make me feel like dancing ♪

♪ I'm gonna dance the night away ♪

♪ You make me feel like dancing ♪

- LEO: ♪ I feel like dancing ♪
- CHORUS: ♪ Whoo! ♪

- LEO: ♪ Dancing ♪
- CHORUS: ♪ Whoo! ♪

- LEO: ♪ Dance the night away ♪
- CHORUS: ♪ Yeah! ♪

- LEO: ♪ I feel like dancing ♪
- CHORUS: ♪ Whoo! ♪

- LEO: ♪ Dancing, aah! ♪
- [SONG FADES OUT]

[WAVES CRASHING SOFTLY]

[SEAGULLS CAW IN DISTANCE]

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

[KNOCKING]

Your breakfast, Mrs. Waterford.

SERENA: I'm still full from dinner.

Well, for the flight then.

SERENA: Do you think that she'll like it?

"For this child I prayed."

Oh, it's beautiful.

Would you give her a kiss from me, please?

Of course.

RITA: Ma'am, there's something else.

It arrived last night.

What is it?

RITA: It didn't have my name on it, ma'am.

[FOOTSTEPS APPROACHING]

The car is here.

RITA: I'll wrap this up for the flight.

Thank you, Rita.

[DRAMATIC PIANO MUSIC]

[JET ENGINE WHIRRING]

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

JEREMIAH: Let's go.

Blessed day, Mrs. Waterford.

Under His eye.

[DOOR CLOSES]

TUELLO: Mrs. Waterford.

Welcome.

Mr. Tuello.

You remember me. I'm flattered.

I'm just here to make sure this goes smoothly.

I know how to conduct myself.

Mr. Tuello will take it from here.

JEREMIAH: The Commander gave me strict orders.

I speak for the Commander in his absence.

JEREMIAH: Yes, Mrs. Waterford.

It's a short drive to the terminal.

You'll change there.

I'm sorry?

Mr. Bankole requested a more public meeting place.

We brought you a change of clothes.

We want you to blend in.

Right this way, Mrs. Waterford.

PA ANNOUNCER: Attention passengers

on Air Canada Flight to Mexico City.

This is the final boarding call.

Flight will be closing its doors in five minutes.

All ticketed passengers must board at Gate E at this time.

I'll introduce you.

No. Not yet.

Serena Waterford.

Luke Bankole.

SERENA: Hello.

TUELLO: I could stay.

I leave that up to Mr. Bankole.

You can go.

I won't be far.

God bless you.

f*ck you.

I understand this wasn't an easy choice for you.

I thank you for making it.

I did this for my wife.

[PA ANNOUNCER SPEAKING IN FRENCH]

She's gained so much weight.

She started eating solids yet?

She's not a fan of the peas.

Is June okay?

Yes. She's been reassigned.

LUKE: Where?

I want a name.

SERENA: Your wife is perfectly safe, Mr. Bankole.

That's a lie.

His name is Joseph Lawrence.

[PA ANNOUNCER SPEAKING IN BACKGROUND]

[NICHOLE FUSSING]

[NICHOLE CRIES]

LUKE: I know. [SHUSHING]

What do you want out of this?

This visit?

I just wanted to see my daughter.

She's not your daughter.

SERENA: Or yours.

Okay, you understand this is not about biology, and I hope that you'll explain that to her when she's old enough to understand.

She'll never be old enough to understand.

Every child has a right

- to their own story.
- LUKE: Yeah?

Even if that story is complicated.

And what's your husband's role in that story?

I'd like for Nichole to have this.

This was a gift from my father, God rest his soul.

I don't know what it is that you tell yourself so that, you know, you can sleep at night, but Nichole is gonna know exactly where she came from, and how brave her mother was for getting her here.

That's her story.

All right?

You're never gonna be anything to her.


[NICHOLE FUSSING]

SERENA: You wanna know what I tell myself?

That she was my miracle, and that I let her go.

Because I wanted a better life for her, and so did your wife.

Okay?

So.

If you can't honor my wishes then... honor hers.

Please, give this to Nichole, and let her draw her own conclusions.

You need to understand that I protected your wife.

[TENSE MUSIC]

What did you say?

You what?

TUELLO: I'm sorry, but we need to wrap this up.

Good.

Yeah, good, good.

Okay, I'll take it.

SERENA: Is there something you want me to tell your wife?

No.

[SIGHS]

I love you, my sweet girl.

I love you so much.

I love you.

Do you wanna hold her?

Yes, please.

[EMOTIONAL MUSIC]

Oh, my baby girl.

[NICHOLE COOING]

Hi.

Oh, oh!

TUELLO: You don't have to change back.

My offer still stands.

Treason and coconuts.

[SERENA SNIFFLES]

I only have one home, Mr. Tuello.

You understand that, don't you?

Yes.

I used to live in Atlanta.

Well, I hope you get back there someday.

[SERENA CRYING]

[INAUDIBLE]

PILOT: Gilead Ground.

Airbus - - Echo-Romeo- - .

request Taxi for departure to Boston.

ATC: Airbus - - Echo-Romeo- - .

cleared for takeoff.

[JET ENGINE WHIRRING]

[METAL CLATTERING]

[AMPLIFIED JET ENGINE WHIRRING]

["CRUEL TO BE KIND" BY NICK LOWE PLAYS SOFTLY ON STEREO]

♪♪

NICK: ♪ Oh, I can't take another heartache ♪

♪ Though you say you're my friend ♪

♪ I'm at my wits' end ♪

♪ You say your love is bona fide ♪

♪ But that don't coincide ♪

♪ With the things that you do ♪

♪ And when I ask you ♪

♪ To be nice, you say ♪

♪ You've gotta be ♪

NICK AND CHORUS: [LOUDER] ♪ Cruel to be kind ♪

NICK: ♪ In the right measure ♪

NICK AND CHORUS: ♪ Cruel to be kind ♪

NICK: ♪ It's a very good sign ♪

♪ Cruel to be kind means that I love you ♪

♪ Baby ♪

CHORUS: ♪ Baby ♪

♪ You've gotta be cruel ♪

NICK: ♪ You've gotta be cruel to be kind ♪

Thank you for looking out for her.

♪♪

NICK: ♪ Well, I do my best ♪

♪ To understand, dear ♪

♪ But you still mystify ♪

♪ And I want to know why ♪

[SONG FADES OUT]

Well?

She was perfect.

And now it's over.

It doesn't have to be.

PA ANNOUNCER: Please have your groceries ready

for checking out. Go in grace.

What do you want?

Ready to jet. You?

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

Yes.

I'm... not myself today.

I didn't mean to snap at you.

I'm late.

You're with child.

May God bless you and bring forth this miracle.

Yes.

May He make me truly worthy.

Again.

Yes.

[TENSE MUSIC]

OFJOSEPH: Your Commander must be pleased?

I haven't told him yet.

Not with everyone so concerned over baby Nichole.

There hasn't been a moment.

I'm glad she's safe.

Your husband, too.

Thanks.

You, too.

I really think everything's gonna be okay.

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

[BEEPING]

EYE: Ofjoseph.

Please come with me.

[BEEPING]

[TRAIN HORN BLARING IN THE DISTANCE]

[AMPLIFIED TRAIN HORN]

[TRAIN HORN STOPS ABRUPTLY]

["YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING" BY LEO SAYER]

♪♪

CHORUS: ♪ Ah-ha ah-ha ♪

LEO: ♪ You've got a cute way of talking ♪

♪ You got the better of me ♪

♪♪

[MUSIC STOPS ABRUPTLY]

[NERVOUS BREATHING ON TAPE]

JUNE: Luke.

Hi.

This is so weird.

And I'm sorry.

I'm sorry about that.

But...

there are some things that I need to tell you

that I couldn't...

before.

I can't imagine what you thought when you met...

Nichole.

But you were probably thinking a lot less

about her journey across the border

and more about her journey into the world.

[MELANCHOLIC INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC]

It's not easy to tell you this...

[VOICE BREAKING] 'cause I am ashamed.

I had to build a life here.

Of a sort.

And you should, too.

You deserve a life,

a full life, Luke.

You deserve love.

And you'll always have...

You'll always have mine but...

I understand if...

you maybe need more than that.

I need you to know that Nichole...

She was born out of love.

Her real name's Holly.

And her...

Her father is a driver named Nick.

You met him.

He helped me to survive.

[SIREN WAILING]

I need to believe that you can forgive me.

I'm not the woman you remember.

She's part of me.

But I'm doing what I need to, to survive.

You should, too.

No, you...

You have to.

You have to for Hannah.

It's all for her, Luke.

This is all for her.

I promise you,

I am trying to get to her.

I promise.

I love you.

[STOPS RECORDING]

I love you.

[OMINOUS MUSIC]

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

AUNT LYDIA: Blessed day, dear.

[INDISTINCT RADIO CHATTER]

What's going on?

Well, aren't you a Nosy Nellie?

All right.

All right.

Over here, dear.

Cloak and wings.

Mmm.

Dress and boots, too.

[KNOCKING]

Coming.

Clock's ticking.

Let's get a good look.

Oh...

Lucky girl.

[CAMERA CLICKS]

[GROANS]

OFJOSEPH: [WHISPERS] Serena.

Serena!

What did you do?

Posture, dear.

Don't think about being clever.

There are consequences.

[COOING]

Hey. Hey. Hey, hey, hey.

[DOOR OPENS]

Hey!

You gotta see this.

WATERFORD: We have taken the extraordinary step

of addressing the world directly.

We...

are a family in mourning.

A family devastated by loss,

desperate for help

and answers.

And we make this request to the Canadian government in peace.

Our beloved baby daughter, Nichole Waterford, was kidnapped by a dangerous fugitive fleeing our country.

Nichole belongs in Gilead.

We miss her dearly.

We just want her back.

We expect the government's full cooperation, as our daughter is an innocent victim with no voice of her own.

[DISTORTED] This is a family matter.

You can help to keep it this way by sending her back to us...

♪♪

... safely.

["SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY" BY U ]

♪♪

♪ Yeah! ♪

♪ Mmm-hmm ♪

♪ I can't believe the news today ♪

[SONG CONTINUES]



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