01x03 - Episode 3

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "The Tourist". Aired: January 1, 2022 -present.
A man wakes up in the Australian outback with no memory, he must use the few clues he has to discover his identity before his past catches up with him.
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01x03 - Episode 3

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So, Elliot Stanley? Not ringing any bells? How do you know me? [SIGHING]

Oh, God.


So we met six months ago on Suluban Beach in Bali.

You bought me a drink.

It was a lemon drop martini with Belvedere vodka.

Things moved fast.

I mean, we had this chemistry.

Like, we had this thing.

It was like a highly flammable thing.

We stayed in my room for about three days, and when those were up, we We moved our flights so that we could be together for longer.

What was I doing before Bali? You never talked about it.

I just I stopped asking.

All I know is, you cancelled your return flight, and you said you'd stay there with me forever if I wanted.

Guess I must've really liked you.

Yeah, you liked me.

Well, the feeling was mutual, so So [SCOFFS]

- What happened? - What happened was, one day, a man with a g*n showed up in our hotel room, and he tried to k*ll us, and you broke his neck.

So that's when I k*lled a guy? Yeah, so that's when you k*lled a guy.

- Mm.

- Mm-hmm.


Hello? Hi, you've reached Ethan Krum.

If you leave a message at the tone, I'll be able to connect with you shortly.

- Thank you.

- Crap.

Hey, Ethan, it's me.

Um, I'm just checking in.

Uh, you're probably still out.

Um, I came here, like I said, and, uh, well, now that I'm here, I don't really know what I'm doing.


Feel a bit stupid really.

I'll I'll just give it another half hour, and if they're not back by then, I'll I'll come home.

And well done and all on the promotion.

You deserve it.

You always said you belong in the fish section.


Okay, call me.

I mean, in your defence, it was in your defence.

You said you'd made some bad people angry.

Who were they? Oh, I mean, I I don't I don't know.

Course not.

So, um, then what? Mm, we just We went our separate ways.

I mean, listen, you You've got to understand it wasn't all plain sailing between us.

We were different.

Oil and water, chalk and cheese, Simon and Garfunkel.


You said that, um You said that I should leave and that you'd handle it, so I left.

Well, I know that's not true or I'm not sitting here right now.

That's because you followed me to Australia.

Yeah, you just kept calling and calling Oh, great, so I'm a m*rder and I'm needy.

And that's when you got into the accident.

I found out about it, and, uh, I came to the hospital.

And that's when I left the note in your pocket.

So we still have no idea how I am connected to some fella who's been buried alive or why someone decided to blow up a diner in the middle of nowhere on the day that I was invited down there? 'Fraid not.

Get a charger for this.

Find out.

Although if what you're saying's true, maybe I don't want to know.


What if all these memories that are buried somewhere inside my head, they're They're hiding because they don't want to be found? You reckon you could do that? You think that you could just let all of this lie? I'd like to believe that.


But then I think maybe I'm trying to tell myself something.

And maybe I should listen.

You know, if I know one thing about you, it's that you really don't like to listen.

Could be I'm a changed man.

I don't think that people change.

I think they turn it inside out and repeat it, over and over again.


- Like underpants? - [LAUGHS]

- Yeah.


- Mm-hmm, like underpants.

- Mm-hmm.

And you weren't curious about me, who I was? I Googled you a few times, actually, but I couldn't find you anywhere.


And you didn't think that was weird? No, I didn't care.

I was high on, you know, that crazy little thing.


I'm kind of offended that you can't remember.

That good, was it? Well, you were a gentleman.

I'm glad to hear it.

Well, actually, you had your moments.

Underneath all that v*olence, there's a heart down there of sorts.


I sound like a real catch.

You know what I mean.

No, I don't.

Yeah, I really, really don't, because I don't know you.

Must be scary.

I just don't understand why you didn't say any of this when you saw me.

I don't know, it was It was like, I don't know, all of a sudden, there was this factory reset option.

You know, I could just press the big red button, and we could just start all over again.

How often do you get to do that? Pretty much never.

I, um I really thought that maybe this time it'd work.

I don't know, guess I was just, uh, getting caught up in some kind of fairy tale.

Or the fifth circle of hell.

Oh, okay.


What's in the fifth one? The angry f*ck.

How do you know that? [BOTH LAUGH]

I have no idea.

So you and me didn't work? Like you wouldn't believe.

Except then, I mean, sometimes we did.

- What was that like? - Um we had our moments.

But add those moments together, and they make a mistake.



Trust me.

You like it.

It's late.

Yeah, we should get going.


It's actually a really bad idea to drive in the dark.

Some kangaroos, they, um They come straight for the headlights, so - Of course, yeah.

- BOTH: Yeah.


So what do you suggest? What are you thinking about? The fact that we've done this before, and I have no idea.

That's the real tragedy.

We should get some sleep.

Yeah, we should.



Hey! Welcome to Murray Waters.

We're here? Come on, let's get some sleep in addition to the sleep you just had.

Hey, did I snore? I don't want to talk about it.





Just a minute.


Sorry, I was, um I was just watching the curling on on telly.

It's a beautiful sport.

Do you ever watch it? Ah, well, it's not for everyone.

Had to record it.

It's on a mental o'clock in Hungary.

Anywho, how can I do you for? - Looking for Helen.

- She's not here.

Sorry, what did you say your name was again? I didn't.

James Logan, Detective Logan.

I work with her.


Been working undercover.


Oh, okay.

Well, come in.


- Pleasure to meet you.

- Right.

So you were supposed to meet Hel here, were you? Yeah, sure.


- So where is she? - [SIGHS]

I am worried about her, Detective.

I'm not gonna lie.

She is off the reservation without a permit, I don't mind saying.

Can I get you a coffee? Well, I really do need to see her.

Just delusions of grandeur.

That's all I can think, you know? It's like ideas above her station.

I Here, I'll get you a cuppa.

I'm kind of in a hurry here.

No, it's fine.

I'm making myself one anyway.

Ugh, James, Helen has gone full Florence Nightingale for this amnesia bloke.

You know, it's like like he's her responsibility somehow.


Turns out she's given money to the guy to go to Burnt Ridge.

- Can you believe that? - Burnt Ridge? Yeah.

Now she's gone down there too.

I'm like, come back down to Earth, would ya? The water's warm, love.


So, um, Burnt Ridge is where you'll find her, Detective James, my friend.


- Appreciate it.

- Cheers listen, when you see her, would you Would you have a word with her? You know, maybe just try and talk her down, try and get her to let some of this stuff go a bit.

Sure can do.

You know, Ethan I like you.

Helen's lucky to have you.

Real lucky.








Get down.

- What? - That's That's the f*cking sergeant from Burnt Ridge.

You think they're here for us? No, I think they came here for the all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast.

Well, why the hell are they here? They can't know about that body.

Um, just a little hunch, but maybe it's about the b*mb that exploded.

The sarcastic thing is really starting to grate.

Oh, is it? I'm f*cking loving the stupid question thing that you're doing.

Mm, you're still doing it.

Oh, am I? Well, it brings me joy.

- And doing it again.

- Okay.

Shall we? I'm gonna level with you.

I'm not loving this entire situation.

They're just gonna go to reception, and they're gonna ask if there's anyone matching our description, and I don't really trust her.

Well, the shift would've changed since we checked in, so that should buy us a little bit of time.

Come on.


Let's go.


Yeah, yeah, just come around, yeah.



- Hi.

- Oh, hi.

You look so tired.

I made you a cuppa.


Thank you.

It's okay.

You protect, I'll serve you a cuppa.


Just, um, pop it back when you're done.


Actually, uh Sorry.

Oop, sorry.

Are you Sue? - Yes.

- Oh.

I'm probationary constable Helen Chambers, with the department over in Cooper Springs.

- Oh.

- There's There's a fella been staying with you.

- Lost his memory? - Oh, yes.

Yes, I know who you mean.

Is is he okay? Uh, you know, I'm not I'm not actually sure, to be honest.

Is he in right now? No, I'm afraid not.

He, um He went off somewhere yesterday.

I'm not sure when he's coming back.


Would you mind if I come in? Oh, of course! Come in! [TV PLAYING]


Ah, how you going? Oh, don't mind about him.

He's deaf as an adder without his hearing aid in And rude.


Wh uh, deaf as a what now? Oh, it's a saying.

Well, it was.

Um, from the Bible Supposedly, adders can't hear.

Ah, that's why they're so dangerous.


Look, um, I was just about to head off and do some groceries, so if there's anything else you want to ask me Only if you had any idea where this fella might've gone.

'Fraid not.

He set off with that waitress that works at the diner Or did before it explosed.

Oh, um, any idea when he might be back? No, I'm sorry.

I'm not being very helpful, am I? Oh, that's okay.

I appreciate your time.

Ah, well, I might just, uh, wait outside if If that's all right.

No, no, no.

No, you wait in here.

- Ralphie won't mind.

- Wh are you sure? This fella Why do you want to talk to him so bad? Is he in some sort of trouble? Uh Well, honestly, I I don't know.

I mean, pardon my language here, but there are some folk, folk who want to talk to him which are dodgy AF.

I mean, a lot of things have happened since that guy showed up.

I think he might be in trouble, and well, I think things are gonna catch up with him, I reckon.

I mean, it's like that game that people used to play on their mobile phones, Snake, where the more they move forward, the longer their tails get, and the more chance they have of running into themselves.


Hey, mate, have you, um Have you seen this man? He's travelling with a young woman, goes by the name of Luci with an "I".



- Why? - Oh, I don't know.

I think it's just how she spells her name.

But you said you had seen him, yeah? - Yeah.

- Stay here, okay? Don't move.

Hey, sir! Detective Inspector Rogers, hey, he's He's he's seen him.

He's seen Luci.


Look at this guy.

- You've seen this man? - Yeah.

He was, uh, in our office yesterday with some girl.

Luci Miller.

It has to be them.

Why? I don't know.

I'm just I'm sorry, I'm just excited.

Be less excited.

Okay, look, I'm gonna have to get you to tell me Apologies, I didn't realise the time.

- Excuse me.

- What? - [LAUGHS]

- Okay, um, carry on.

Uh, yes, it was Luci and she signed with an "I," which I did not approve of.

I flew her and that feller in the photo to the middle of the bush.

- Did they say why? - No.

No, they were heaps keen though.

And then when they left, it was It was a little weird.

Actually, it was very weird.

Can you take us to where you took them? Sure.

Uh, my brother has the keys to the chopper though, and God knows what pub he's hunkered up in.

Oh, that's all right.

I mean, we can wait.

All right.

Back in a sec Hopefully.

Well, usually I just roast it for 50 minutes.

Well, 'cause it's all flattened It's all flattened out 'cause you've spatchcocked it, so it'll It'll cook more evenly.



They don't sell a charger for a phone this old.

Sue should have one at Burnt Lodge.

She's a hoarder.

Oh, I forgot that you did this.

- Did what? - Passive-aggressive shit Oh you You knew.

This whole time, you You knew that I was a k*ller.

What the f*ck am I even doing? That you k*lled someone, not that you're a k*ller.

What's the difference? Uh, well, you k*lled someone in self-defence.

What's gotten into you anyway? I mean, you seemed all right - with it all last night.

- Last night was A mistake? - Well, okay.

- Yeah.

Well, old habits, I guess.

I should know better, to be honest, you and me Right, yeah, yeah, um, Simon and Garfunkel.

- Exactly.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

I don't even know who the f*ck they are.

I just nodded along when you were talking about it, but I don't know.

And I don't know if I ever knew and I forgot, or I I do still know and I I don't f*ck I don't f*cking know anything! Okay, I get it.

No worries.

Look, let's just We'll go back and when we get there, we'll just go our separate ways.

It's easier.



Okay, yeah.

- Yeah, just like that, fine.

- Here we go.

What do you mean, "Here we go"? Well, this shit again.

No, just this shit.

To me, all of this shit is brand new.

Trust me, it's for the best.

Trust you? Are you f*cking joking? Who the hell even are you? Let's not.

Come on.


Fine by me.

So that call you took earlier I've got a buddy who did a stint in Major Crimes.

Talk is that every day, you make a phone call at 10:00, no matter what.

No matter what you're in the middle of I didn't know I was such a hot topic of conversation in police circles.

It's good to know that burning sensation wasn't an ear infection.

I'm sorry.

It's just well, you made that call earlier and You make priorities in life, Lemon.

That's a decision you make.

I didn't use to.

I just worked, every hour God gave.

And then I got sick.

Surgery, chemo, spent a lot of time in hospitals.

Got to thinking about what's important.

I didn't want my other half with me, and I'd call her every day at 10:00.

Even when the chemo had finished, I I'd started getting used to it, and I I just I thought about how much I'd wasted time with my head in the sand, chasing bitter-flies Never taking time for what matters.

So are you better now or? I still call, don't I? Hey! I told you he'd come back.

- Here you go.



Let me take you to the chopper.

Oh, gonna have to get you to sign the insurance waiver before we go.

The, um, not-my-fault-if-I-k*ll-us-all- 'cause-I'm-still-drunk-from- the-night-before kind of thing.

Is that supposed to be a joke, mate? Yeah yeah, no.

Uh, sorry.

I flew Apaches for ten years, so I'll be flying.

You just tell me where.

Well, I don't think We don't let anybody fly it.


f*ck me d*ad.

She handles like shit! - How old is this thing? - A lady never tells.


Oh, here, here.

You can put her down right here.

So that's it then? [SIGHS]



How much milk do they drink in a day? - Do you mind if I - Makes my nipples sore just watching them.

Seeing the danger, he brings the 57th Turkish regiment I'll just get it.


- Hi.


Uh, come in, I guess.

- How are you? - How am I? Uh, people are just meant to say, "I'm fine, thanks.

" "How are you?" when asked that question, right? - Usually.

- Mm.

Well, I'm fine, thanks, Helen.

- How are you? - Yeah Hi.


Helen, this is Luci.

Um, Helen drove down from Cooper Springs to see me.

Oh, right.

So you guys know each other? Yeah.

Yeah, Helen's my only friend in the whole wide world.

Yeah, well, something like that.


I thought you were leaving.

Yeah, well, I just wanted to come back to see what's on that phone.

- Why? - Because, whether you like it or not, I'm involved in this shit as well, so I think I deserve to know.

Better get it charged.


So why'd you, uh, drive all the way down here? Oh, uh, right.

Yeah, I I actually just wanted to let you know that there's a guy that's looking f for you.

What guy? Helen, what did he want? What guy? [LAUGHS]

That guy.

[g*n COCKS]



- Ralph! - [SCREAMS]

Ralph! Ralph! Get down, please! Ralph, please! Boo.


Come out, come out, wherever you are.


Come here, we can get out.

There's a door.

Come here.

Hurry, we can get out.

Come here.

Police! - Yes? - Put your w*apon down.


What are you gonna do with that? I'm gonna sh**t you.


Have you ever actually fired a g*n before, outside of the range? Put your w*apon down.

You couldn't if you wanted to.



Well, would you look at that? [GRUNTS]


- Thank you.

- Come here.

You know what you are, Elliot? You're a f*cking cockroach.


You're a big, bad, pain-in-the-ass cockroach.

Wait a minute, just Just tell me why.

What what is it I've done? - Nah.





Oh, God, oh, God, oh, God.

Okay, okay.


Oh, God.

Oh, God.


Oh, God.




Ah! Ah! - [GRUNTS]




Well, well, well.


- Are you - Oh, I'm I'm fine.

- It's fine.

- So you say.

But are you a doctor? 'Cause you don't look like a doctor.

I know I'm not a doctor, so you don't know you're fine.

Do you? I'll get Sweeney to drive you to the clinic.

Just give me one minute.

I, um Well, I just wanted to say that I'm really, really sorry.




Is he is he d*ad? Well, people don't turn that colour if they're alive, mate.

I mean, I didn't Shit, I didn't see this.

I was I was in the chopper playing "Dawn of the Vikings.

" - I was all the way over there.

- What, when you took off, you didn't notice a d*ad body on the ground? I was playing "Dawn of the Vikings" when I took off.

- I didn't - Would you two shut up? And when they came back to the chopper, did they say anything? Nothing.


They didn't mention calling the police? Yes yes.


Yeah, no, the bloke said he wanted me to call the cops, and then he changed his mind.

He said, "Don't worry about it.

" You didn't think that was strange? I was just thinking about "Dawn" Say "Dawn of the Vikings," I will put your head through a wall.

It's me.

That bloke we've been after, I want you to put everyone and everything on him.

What? There's been a sh**t at Burnt Ridge.

Right, well, add this to the list.

It looks like that fella just k*lled someone.


Mate, if you want to rest, do it later.

That didn't need to happen.

Ralph didn't need to It wasn't your fault.

Yeah, it is.

The people are trying to k*ll me, that's Now look, that, uh That phone you found must be charged up by now.

Maybe there's something on there that can tell you.

You're not coming? Not meaning to sound needy again or anything.

We've been down this road before.

We don't work.

I let myself forget that last night, and it was stupid.

I'm sorry.

Just see it as a fresh start.

Everything you've done doesn't matter.

It's what you do now that counts.


Where'd you get that, a fortune cookie? No, I got it from my dad just before he d*ed of colon cancer.


Okay, I'm sorry.

Ah, that's all right.

I think he got it from a fortune cookie.


Where's my fiancée, Helen Chambers? - Where is she? - Hey, you.


- I appreciate it, Eth, but you didn't have to come all the way here.

Of of course I did.

- You almost d*ed, babe.

- No, no.

I I just scraped my leg.

- I could have lost you.

- Seriously.

I'm okay.


Someone sh*t at you.

No, they they weren't sh**ting at at me.

They they were sh**ting at someone else who I was near to.

Look, whatever it was, I don't care, I'm just I'm glad you're alive.

Thank you.

I love you, shortbread.

I love you too.

Come on.

Let's get out of here, shall we? No.

No, no, no, come on, you - You can't be serious.

- I just have a few things that I need to clear up here first before Hey.

You came all the way up here when no one asked you to, and you nearly got yourself k*lled for some guy who doesn't even know his own name.

He saved my life.

There are other people, more important people, people who are qualified, whose actual job this is.

This is ridiculous.

Come on, let's get in the car.

If we get going now, we can still b*at the traffic.


I'm I'm not coming.

Look, I've spent a really long time saying that I'm not this or I'm not that, but But what if I'm wrong? What if I am? And and what if I can help this person in this moment in time when no one else can? We've got dance practice at 4:00 with Diego.


Look, I just need to ask a few questions, okay? Hour max.

I'll be back.

You could lose me, Hel.

You know that, don't you? And do you think anyone else would want you? That that's That's really mean, Ethan Stop whimpering.

Diego is coming at 4:00.

If you're not home for practice, don't bother coming home at all.




Um Burnt Lodge is just up there.

I'm I'm this way, so The, uh The cops should be gone by now.

What would you do? [EXHALES DEEPLY]

Just pack my shit and get the hell out of here.

Anything else I should, um - I should know? - Um No, I think I've pretty much told you everything that I know, so - You have? - Yeah.

I'm, uh I'm sorry about all this, about dragging you into all this shit.

How am I with goodbyes? Terrible.

Yeah, you always left things on a bad note.

- f*ck you.


- I suppose - Yeah.


Uh, f*ck you too.






Billy, speak to me.


I was close.

Yeah, they got the drop on me.

Won't happen again.

You promised.

You haven't been getting overzealous again, have you, Billy? He'll be breathing.

Don't worry.

Just might not have any legs, is all.

Where are you? Place called Burnt Ridge.

Kosta, serious, I got this.

Okay, I'm coming there.

Hey, I can handle it, bro.


I'll see you soon, bro.

- Hi.

- Hi.

I was just getting myself a glass of water here.

- How you doing? - Oh, fine.

- Bit shook up.

- Sure.

I I just wanted to take a poke around if that's okay.

Sure, sure.

Hey, mind keeping watch for a bit? Got a text from my bonehead kid.

Run out of petrol on Woorung highway.

Yeah, sure.





Uh How's your leg? Oh, uh, you know, painful, but I'm still alive, so swings and roundabouts.



What happened to the guy in the hat? Well, he, uh We lost him.

We lost him.

He's, um Yeah, he's gone.

Did you You find anything on that? Oh, uh, you know, it seemed really important earlier and And I wasn't sure if you were No, it's fine.

- It's fine.

- Yeah.

Um, looks like it took a real b*ating in all the mess back there.

Collateral damage.

Listen, thanks again for, you know, saving my life and all.

You're a real lifesaver, literally.

It's grand.


That that bloke who, um Who came after you He called you Elliot.


Yeah, yeah.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Um, he did, I for I forgot.


Elliot Stanley.

Helen Chambers.

- Yeah.

- Right.

You know, I I didn't have you pegged for an Elliot.

No, what did you What'd you think? I don't know.

Maybe a Steve.

Or, like, a Ryan.

Ryan, really? Jesus, no.

Hey, listen, you could be a Ryan.

All units, KLO4 Northern Irish male, mid-to late 30s, tall, dark brown hair, name unknown.

Suspect says he's lost his memory.

It's in connection to a m*rder out in Murray Waters, so be careful.


- I'm just gonna go.

- I, uh I can't I can't let you do that.

That's not me who they're talking about on your wee radio.

That's that That's not - You can explain that - That's not me.

At at the station.

I didn't k*ll anyone, um, I don't think.

Like I say, it's not my job.

Just come down to the station, explain to the bigwigs, and And they'll clear this all up.



Okay then.

Um look, sorry about this, but I'm gonna have to cuff you.

Ah, you don't There's no need I it's procedure.




Here we go.


- Sorry.



I'm sorry.

Open the car.


Give me the keys.

- f*ck! - Go.

Just just take it.


Just just don't hurt me.

I'm gonna need you to drive.

Why? Don't think I can Don't think I can drive a stick.

- Please.

- Just get in the f*cking car.

You wouldn't hurt me.

This this is not who you are.

You saved my life.

See, that's where you're wrong.

I'm I'm a bad guy, Helen.

That's why people want me d*ad.

What whatever you may have done in the past doesn't matter, right? You have another chance now.

We are who we are, all right? Just just get the f*ck in, okay? - Where are we going? - Just drive.

I have to be home by 4:00.

Tomorrow your face is going to be on every newspaper in the country.

You can't run forever.

No, but today I can.


She'll be here.

She will.

Um, we can practice till she gets back if you like.

Don't worry, I'll be the lady.

Grab my waist.

Squeezing me a bit tight there.

- Sorry, Diego.

- Okay, yeah.

Ready? And one, two, three.


Now we do the dip.

It's broken.

I see a number, I think.


That thing's screwed.

I know a dud when I see one.


- Told you, it's a dud.


- Just drive, all right? [RINGTONE PLAYING]


They tell me Elliot don't remember anything.

That's bullshit, right? - No.


Well, lucky him.


How the f*ck are you not d*ad yet? Funny, I was gonna ask you the same thing, Victoria.
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