01x01 - Star-Crossed Lovers and Things Like That

Episode transcripts for the TV show "The Girl from Plainville". Aired: March 29, 2022 –; present.*
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Based on the true story of Michelle Carter's "texting-su1c1de" case, exploring her relationship with Conrad Roy III and the events leading up to his death, and, later, her conviction of involuntary manslaughter.
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01x01 - Star-Crossed Lovers and Things Like That

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Mrs. Roy?
- Lynn.

You called
in a missing person?

He's been gone all night.

Name's Conrad Roy III.

It's unusual him
being gone all night?

Absolutely. His phone's
off, straight to voice mail.

It's never off.

And he's,
uh... How old is he, 18?

I don't want to hear

any of that "24 hour,
he's an adult" crap.

He always comes home.

This is where he sleeps.

Or at Co's... his dad, my ex.

He hasn't heard from him either.

He's out driving right
now looking for him.

And what's
your son driving?

Ford F-250, black.

Maybe he's at the docks. He
works there with his dad.

Any reason
he'd up and disappear?

dr*gs? He into dr*gs?

I mean, a little pot.

You there, David?

Go ahead, dispatch.

We've got a possible
sighting of a black F-250

at the Kmart parking
lot, nine miles away.


Dispatch, we're gonna
need paramedics, f*re...


Copy that. Stand by.

What the f*ck? What the f*ck?

- I'm going over there.
- You can't come in here, sir.

- Hey, hey, hey. Hold up.
- Back up.

- Hold up. Who are you?
- What's your name?

You want to know
my f*cking name?

Check in the f*cking glove box.

That's my grandson's truck!

Let me by! Let me by!

This is my grandson's
truck. Did you hear me?


Are you with
the girls right now?

Yeah. Why?

There's yellow tape
around our son's truck.

What's your name?

How about Vasquez?

Oh, total all-around drubbing.

Yeah, Sox are still
gonna end up d*ad last.

Mark my words.

"Mark"... What are
you, Raymond Chandler?


Kid k*lled himself this weekend.


Were you
gonna tell me about it

or just let me babble
on about the game?

Conrad Roy.

Yeah. You know him?

Uh, not the kid,
but the family...

Not personally.

But it says we got his
cell phone in evidence

but no pass code.

Yeah, uh, another guy named
Conrad called earlier.

Claims he's the kid's grandad.

Said he could send
us the pass code.

So did you get it?

Uh, not yet, no.

You want me to call him back?

You're gonna be an
80-year-old b*at cop

patrolling in a f*cking Rascal,

you don't get your
sh*t together.

Mark my words. OFFICER: Yeah.

Mrs. Roy.


Michelle, what is it?

Conrad's d*ad.

Who's Conrad?

This is weird.

- Of course it's weird.
- He's d*ad.

- You didn't even know him.
- She asked us to come.

- Just... be nice for once.


Guys, you came.

It's okay.

I just can't
believe he's gone.

Hayden, can you give us
some privacy, please?


Ho... how...

How are you doing?

It means a lot
that you guys came.

Of course. CASSIE: Yeah.

I know I haven't always
been the best best friend.

Oh, it's okay.

Don't... don't worry about it.

I just loved him so much.

I know.

- And he loved me.
- Of course he did.

It's all my fault.

I should have been
there for him.

- I should have known.
- Don't say that.

You were texting us the whole
time, trying to find him.

- I know. I know.
- You sent me and Cassie,

like, a thousand messages. Okay?

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

Oh, wait, wait.

Now that you guys are here,
you can help me pick out

what I'm supposed to
wear to the funeral.

I have to look perfect...

For his mom, for his family.

So they know
that I care, you know?

Oh, God.

Something Conrad
would have liked.

I mean

what do you think?

Uh... maybe something with
a little less pattern.

Um, maybe something,
like, all black.

Yeah. Yeah, that's nice.

- Like this?
- That could be good.

You said he smoked
himself, right?

Yeah. Uh...

He swiped a water pump
from his grandad's shed.

What's bothering you?

- When I opened the phone,

there was only one text
exchange on the whole thing.

- Yeah, and?
- You know any 18-year-olds

with only one text
exchange on their phone?

I don't go through many
18-year-old's phones,

but I'll play along.
Who was it with?

This girl, Michelle Carter.

Okay, so, at 6:25
p. M., he tells her

he's almost there.
She says, "Okay."

Then from there on out,
it's just inbound from her.

And I'm smushing texts together
so you don't get bored.

But, okay, now, this is...
This is three hours later.

"Please answer me.

I'm scared. I thought
you actually did it."

Then he deletes every
text with other contacts

and whatever he was
texting with this girl

before that first "okay."

- Well, he's hiding something.
- Yeah.

You can find out
what it is, right?

Well, you're not here 'cause
I'm pretty to look at, so...


How about this one?

- Syd.
- Yeah?

How about this?

It's fine.

You would have told me, right?


If you knew he was
thinking about it.


- I don't why I asked.

Coco's friend...
That girl Michelle.

Such a sweet girl.

She texted you again?

Yeah, she's hurting.

I think she wants to be
close to us or something.

Did you know they were so close?

Sort of.

He left her a note.

What did it say?

A lot.

He loved her.

- Are you in love with anyone?
- Ma.

- 'Cause we can talk.
- No. Jesus, stop.

- Everything's gonna get cold.
- Did you tell her?

- No it's... she knows.
- Should I go get her?


Why are there bags
in the hallway?

- Uh, New Hampshire.
- We're leaving in the morning.

- Remember?
- What?

We're going
to the lake house.

It's been on the calendar
since the same time last year

and the year before
that and the...

- I can't go.
- It's Conrad's funeral.

I have to be there.

Everyone would be
wondering where I am.

I'm sorry, Michelle, but
we're not postponing the trip

so you can go to the funeral.

It's the only time
your dad can get away.

- I don't care. I'm not going.

I have to be there.

I have to see his mom.

Honey, we don't even
know these people.

I mean, are they
expecting you there?

Were you invited?

Of course I was invited.

I can't believe you
would even say that.

- I'm so sorry, Mrs. Roy.
- Thanks, Rob.

Let us know
if you need anything.

I will.


I'm so sorry, Mrs. Roy.

I'm always here. LYNN: I know.

- I'm so sorry.
- Thank you.

Mrs. Roy, I'm Gail Carter.

Uh, I'm sorry... So
sorry for your loss.

Thank you.

I can't imagine
what you're going through.

- I don't know what I would do...
- Michelle?

That kid was born with
the ocean in his blood.

In Florida, he told
me he was really proud

to be part of a family that had

such a strong legacy.


- His dad and him were...
- Yeah.

- Florida.
- That's where you guys met?

Rode bikes

walked along the beach.

It was perfect.

I remember that trip.

He came back happy.

Strange that someone
so close to him

and we never met.


Conrad was private.

Not with me.

I didn't mean...

Look at where we are.
Of course he was.

It's just strange.

It's all so strange.

I know I'm only 17.

But I wanted to spend the
rest of my life with him.

Well, did he feel the same?


Just wow.

I miss him.

Me too.

He left you a note, sweetheart.

Oh. He did? Can I read it?

Well, I didn't bring it here.

I didn't think it
was appropriate.

No, no. Yeah, of course.

Excuse me. Sorry.

Mrs. Roy, I'm gonna take off.

Okay. Thanks, Rob.

Thanks for everything.
Of course.


- Yeah.
- This is Michelle Carter.

I really appreciate your
friendship with Conrad.

He cared for you so much.

Uh, yeah.

And thank you for taking
care of the family and Lynn.

It's been so difficult.


Rob, maybe Michelle
could help you

with the fundraiser
you were talking about?

- Fundraiser?
- Uh, yeah.

I was thinking of putting
something together for Coco,

for, like, mental
health or something.

If you wanted to help
put it together...

I would be honored.

Okay, great.

We came here that day.

Me, him, Syd, and Paige.

It was good, really good.

He laughed.

About what?

I don't remember.

I wasn't sure if you wanted
this back, but, uh...

I took it from his truck.

It was hanging on the...
On the rearview mirror.

I didn't want the cops
to f*cking pocket it...

First Communion cross and all.

You think it was us?

What do you mean?

Was it our fault?

I don't want to
talk about it, Co.

- I just meant...
- They told us to get him

a shrink, we get him a shrink.

The shrink says,
"Get him some pills,"

we get him some pills.

What are we supposed to do?

Chain him to the
f*cking radiator?

Hey, let me walk
you to your car.

f*ck off.

Hey, are you packed?

They spread his
ashes without me.

Sweetie, it was
probably just family.

They weren't thinking about you.

- What?
- Weren't thinking about me?

Michelle, I think you just
need to take a breath.

She left me out.

I was the only one
that mattered to him,

the only one who
cared about him.

How can she do this?



- Hi.

So funny seeing you guys here.

Oh, um...

Here, sit.

So, anyway, like I was saying...

Hey, didn't your boyfriend
just off himself?

- Dude.

I'm... I'm so sorry about him.

He's acting like
an assh*le tonight.

It's okay.

It's life, right?

Not really.

Ow, what the f*ck? JEANIE: Stop.

What the f*ck?

I'm just trying to be

grateful for the
time we had together.

Conrad gave me a forever

within the numbered
days, and I'm grateful.

Wow. That's deep.

Just the truth.

BRAD You should be a writer.

Maybe. CHRIS: Right.

'Cause you're up on
your books and sh*t.

Books and sh*t?
Never seen you read

a book a day in your life.

Why do you have
to jump on my d*ck?

I got low blood
sugar, and I'm hungry,

so maybe that's why...

- Hey.
- If I did, like, a fundraiser,

would you guys come?

Oh, fundraiser for what?

For Conrad.

For, like, mental health.

To raise awareness.

We could do it here in town.

Don't you think you
should do it in his town?

Where's he from?

Mattapo... Mattapoisett?
- Mattapois-ey.

Where the hell is that?
I've never heard of that.

By the water.

We could play, like, a
softball game or something.

Oh, like those celebrity
games they do for charity?

Yes. Yeah.


Would you guys help
me plan something?

Sure. Yeah,
whatever you need.

We could do it
at the high school.

Ooh, we can get,
like, matching shirts.

We should put it on
Facebook. Maybe it'll go viral.

Facebook? You don't
go viral on Facebook.

You go viral on YouTube.

Hey, Rob.

How you holding up?

You guys were best
friends, right?


Hey, look, um, listen, I
need you to do me a favor.

Pretend like I
don't know anything,


So when was the last
time you talked?

That day, Saturday. He, uh

he was supposed to come
see me at Fitchburg.

Canceled at the last minute.

Give a reason?

Did he ever talk about issues
with, uh, work? With girls?

No. But, I mean, clearly
he... he had issues.

I mean, he tried before.

- He attempted su1c1de?
- No one told you that?

Yeah. Couple years back.

How, uh... how'd he try?

He took a bunch of Tylenol.

He was in the
hospital for a bit.

Did he tell you why?

Not really.

I mean, his parents' divorce
really screwed him up.

You know, Mr. and Mrs. Roy

constantly yelling,
not just at each other.

- At Coco?
- Sometimes.

You know how it is.

Michelle Carter. Know her?

Not really.

They were dating?

They only met up,
like, once or twice.

She lived an hour away.

Plainville, I think.

Do you know when they
last saw each other?

No. Why?

Well, she was all
over his social media.

Thumbs up this, thumbs up that.

You know, even posting
after he passed.

People will say
anything to get a like.

What do you girls want
to do when you get there?

- We could go fishing.


What do you think about that?

Go fishing with your dad.


Can you turn that up?

I can't believe
you like the song.

- Dad, turn it off.
- Shut up.

You don't even know what
you're talking about.

Don't talk to your
sister that way, Michelle.

Just keep the song on, okay?

You know, Conrad
would have loved this.

I always wanted him to
come on this trip with us.

He loved the water.

Is that right?

He worked on the
water, he and his dad


I wish we
could have met him.

It seems you guys were close.

We were close.

Yeah, that's what I said.

No, you said "seems."

I'm just trying to understand.

You never talked about him.


Sweetie, we never
even heard his name.

You okay?


I'm sorry about before.

About the song.

It just reminded me of him.

I didn't know you
guys were in love.

He was the greatest
guy I've ever met.

He told me everything.

And I could tell him everything.

You know, when people talk
about star-crossed lovers

and things like that?

Well, that's what it was.

The moment we met,
it was just... magic,

like I'd known
him my whole life.


We've been talking, and

your father and I think you
should see the doctor again.

- Why?
- It's just...

It feels a little too
similar to last time.

That's not true.

The sulking, the yelling.

I'm grieving, Mom.

Remember how much
better you felt after?

It could help.

He could prescribe
you some new meds.

I'm taking the pills.

What else do you want me to do?

- You could talk to me.
- You could talk to your dad.

You wouldn't get it.

Is that it?

Oh, goal!

Nice sh*t.

Sorry to bust up the game.
Figured you'd want these ASAP.

That's the extraction?

Two of eight.

- Jesus Christ.
- This is just him and the girl?

Ask and you shall receive.

Got some cinema in there,
too, tablet on top.

I'll grab the rest.

- Thanks.
- Yeah.


Hi, this is Conrad
Henry Roy III,

reporting to you about
what's been going

through my mind
the past few weeks.

I can't fathom that I was such
a happy kid when I was younger.

I know, I know, I know.
A lot of people tell me.

A lot of people tell me that
I have a lot going for me.

I have to be happy.
I have to be happy.

Well, no, you don't
have to be happy.

I think I just need to relax.

I really do,

'cause I just keep
thinking about the past.

This kid having trouble

talking at the lunch table,

having trouble communicating,
having trouble...


Social anxiety to me

is the inability to
function properly

in a manner that you want
to in a social situation.

Not all eyes are on
you at all times.

People understand
that's just who you are.

You don't have to
be this amazing


thought-out superhero...

Incredible Hulk or Superman.

I don't know.

But if I keep talking,
if I just keep talking,

then it's gonna get better.

Racing thoughts,
suicidal thoughts.

What I'm doing is looking
at myself so negatively.

Never be successful.

Never have a wife.

Never have kids.

Comes to a point
where I'm just...

Too nice.

I loved him, and he loved me,


He loved all of you guys.

I know he did.

I like to sing in
the car, and, um...

Before Finn,
I used to sing alone.

And this was the, uh, first song

that we would sing together

when we would drive
around together.

- Song that I...
- Sang with him

when we would drive
around together, so...

Nobody treat me with...
Kid gloves, okay?

I don't know what to say either.

I loved Finn, and,

and he loved me.

He loved all of you guys.

I know he did.

I like to sing in
the car, and, um...

Before Finn,
I used to sing alone.

This was the first song
that I sang with him

when we would drive
around together.


This is for him.
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