01x02 - Turtle

Episode transcripts for the TV show "The Girl from Plainville". Aired: March 29, 2022 –; present.
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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01x02 - Turtle

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Previously on "The
Girl from Plainville"...

You called
in a missing person?

Name's Conrad Roy III.

What's your son driving?
Ford F250, black.

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

Michelle, what is it?

Conrad's d*ad.

Who's Conrad?

Carter. Know her?

Not really.

They were dating?

They only met up,
like, once or twice.

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

I remember that trip.
He came back happy.

He left you a note, sweetheart.

He did? Well, can I read it?

I was thinking of putting
something together for Coco,

for, like, mental
health or something.

I would be honored.

Dinner is at
5:00 sharp every night,

and don't be late, or
you'll be eating crumbs.

Okay. DONNA: Come on!

Coco, come on, help me.

Bags aren't gonna grow legs.

Move it.

Getting really good grades,

doing really, really well.
They're both doing great.

Yeah, but no, she's bad at it.

All right.
- Shut up.

What? You suck.

- Hey, he does too.

All right, that's enough.

Math wasn't
my thing either.

Hey, put it down.

There's a new
girlfriend. She's from...

- Ohio.
- Ohio.

How nice. Is she pretty?

- We don't know.
- They met on the computer.


Hey, listen, by the
way, your mom says

you can't go visit her.


Yeah, Coco, her dad
doesn't even know you.

Mom said she would talk to him.

And she did talk to
him, and he said no.

You've got a problem with it,
talk to your mom, all right?

I'm just the
messenger this time.

Is baseball good?

It's off-season, so
it's in the spring.

How do you like your new school?

He dropped out. DONNA: What?

Oh, my gosh.
You dropped out?

Will you put something
in your mouth?

- I... I didn't drop out.
- I'm just doing online classes.

Yeah, he does everything from
the computer right from home.

So it's still school.

I just don't have to
deal with stupid people.

That's nice.

And I've been taking
him to work with me too.

Yeah, he's doing great.
We go out, you know,

three weeks out,
a couple days in.

- Is this the famous Roy clan?
- Indeed, it is.

All she does is gush about you.

Ruth lives
a few houses down.

This is my nephew, Conrad Jr.

Hi, call me Co.

Your tugboat towed
Sully in off the Hudson.

Oh, that was just, you know,
right place, right time.

And this is his
beautiful wife, Carolyn.

- She's...
- Actually, we're not...

And these are the kids,
Paige and Sydney and Coco,

who is quite the
baseball player.

My granddaughter
plays softball.


He's also working in
the family business.

Such a beautiful
and talented family.

Right to be proud.

Nice to meet you.

She's nice.

You guys are lucky.

I mean, this food is incredible.

Hey, it's Lily.
Leave me a message.

Are you ghosting me?

I don't care what
your dad thinks.

Call me back.

Hey, it's Lily,
leave me a message.

- I'm sorry.
- I'm just pissed off

not at you.

Just call me, please.


Come here.

This is my
granddaughter, Michelle.

Michelle, this is Coco.

Conrad. RUTH: What?

Conrad Henri Roy III.

This is the young man
I was telling you about.

Lives in Mattapoisett.


lives in Plainville.

What are the chances?


She's here for
a couple more days.

Thought you two could hang.

I'm gonna go wrangle
the gear. Be right back.


Where's Mattapoisett?

South Coast.

I've heard stuff about it.


That's it's rough.


I gotta go.


This is Lily's dad.

I thought I was very
clear with your mom.

Can I just please...

Stop calling
or we'll have a problem.

What do you think?

They're just texts, a
lot of g*dd*mn texts.

Due respect, those
are f*cked-up texts.

Was there a missing
person's report?

Yeah. Put out a BOLO

even though it
was just 12 hours.

Did he deal
with depression at all?


Was this his
first su1c1de attempt?


So how's this girl
responsible this time?

Look, her texts to him
get even more insistent

in the final 24 hours.

And according to the records,
they spoke on the phone

for 42 minutes before he d*ed.

Last person to talk to him.

Her statement?

Haven't gotten one yet.

So what do you want?

A warrant for her phone.

Okay, look.

She says, "You keep
pushing it off,

"and you say you'll do
it, but you never do.

"It's always gonna be that
way if you don't take action.

"You're just making it harder
on yourself by pushing it off.

You just have to do it."

Bring me something that can
prove intent, contradiction,

even a cover-up, and we'll talk.

You haven't got it yet.

Cass, I saw your Insta.

You went to the
Keith Urban concert?

Yeah, it was amazing.
It was so fun.

We were, like, five rows back...

So it's my birthday
this weekend.

I was thinking we could
go maybe into Boston,

do dinner. It could
be really fun.

Maybe we could get
matching tattoos.

I'll be 18, so I could get one.

Yeah. Um, that sounds so fun,

uh, but I think I'm
working that night.

Yeah, I have to
check with my parents.

Mm-hmm. Same.


I was thinking we
could've talked

about the fundraiser.

I'm gonna call it
"Homers for Conrad."

You guys said that
you would help me,

but if you're too busy,
it's totally fine.

I... I can plan it on my own.
It's not really a big deal.

That's what you want to
do for your birthday?

Yeah. Is that weird?

No, no, it's just, you
should be celebrating.

I just really want to
get it right for Conrad.

Sometimes I feel like
he's here with me.

I don't want to let him down.

You know what?

I could probably get someone
to cover my shift, right?

Yeah, oh yeah, for sure.



Sorry, I didn't...

- It's okay.
- Just wasn't expecting anyone.

Conrad, right?

Sorry, you are, um...

- Michelle.
Right, right.

See you later.

Oh, okay, cool.

I know a trick that
helps me sleep.

Works great.

I could teach it
to you if you want.




You have to
say the first thing

- that pops into your head.
- Oh.

It's a word game.

Eventually, your
brain just drifts,

trying to think
of a random word.

So basically, you're
boring yourself to sleep.



Ninja turtles? Really?

It's the first thing
that came to my mind.

What would you have said?

Like, pizza.

- Dude, that...
- That is ninja turtles.

Okay, bread.



- Ratatouille.
- Chef.


No, you can't say the same word.

So many rules. Um...








Ten, nine...

How you holding up?

People ask me that like
there's gonna be a good answer.

I guess maybe people
don't know what to say.

You can say nothing.

Yeah. Um, okay.

Uh, look, I... I just have,
um, a... a couple questions

to close the case.

Um, just routine.

Did your son have,
um, a computer?

Yeah. It's at his dad's.

Can I get it?

It would be helpful,
tie up some loose ends.

Like I said, it's... it's
just something we do.

Are your loose
ends gonna tell me

why what happened happened?

Do you have... do you have
any sense, any... any idea?

I mean, how many kids
you know spend a day

on the beach with their moms
and then go k*ll themselves?

Mine did.

I... I gotta swing by there
to drop the girls off.

I can... I can get the laptop.

Um, okay.

I, um... I don't want to cause

any, you know, strife.

It's all f*cking strife.

Better for me to go?

A cop showing up unannounced?

Definitely not better.

Okay, well,
the brisket looks good.

It looks amazing.

Oh, look.

Did you
bring me my beers?


Here they are.

Hi, Grandma. PAIGE: Hi.

Hey. Come
here, you guys.

Ah! Sydney.


Uh, you
better be hungry.

Grab a plate.

- Yeah, what about you, Lynn?
- You hungry?

I'm not staying.

Conrad, get her a plate.

She said she ain't staying.

- Well, look at her.
- She needs to eat.

Well, we'll have to
do some rationing.

I didn't plan for an extra body.

Look, it's fine.

I'd hate for y'all to go hungry.

See? It all works out.



How you doing?

You saw they brought
Coco's truck back?

Yeah. Can I...

- They also brought that, um...
- That water pump too.

I didn't know what
to do with it.

I put it in the
garage. It's like...

Can we not talk about that now?

Yeah. Sorry.

Look, I... I need
your house key.

How come?

The detective wants
Coco's laptop,

something about closing
up the investigation.

Why didn't he just call me?

Well, you can call and ask him,

or you can just give me the key.

Don't you think
that's a little weird?

No, I don't.

Come on, Lynn.

I can't just give
you my house key.

It'll take two minutes.

Put yourself in my shoes.
- In your shoes?

You're in my house
all the g*dd*mn time.

Not by myself, I'm not in
your house all the time.

Jesus Christ, what, do you think

- I'm gonna snoop around?
- All right.

Keep it down. Just calm down.

- I divorced you.
- Co, Co,

just get her the keys.

Have you guys seen this?

Michelle's hosting a
baseball tournament for Coco.

Michelle? Who's Michelle?

Coco's friend from
Plainville, that girl.

- Oh, right.
- I think it's weird.

She's just trying to
do something nice for Coco

and for us.

- So what?
- Are you gonna go to this?

- What, you're not?
- I don't know.

Dad, you want to go?


They're having
a baseball tournament

in Plainville for Coco.


- Yeah, Coco's friend.
- She lives up there.

It's a little fundraiser thing.

- A fundraiser?
- Who do you think we are?

We're like we need
a g*dd*mn handout?

- It's not a fundraiser for us.


they're donating the money
to mental health awareness.

The hell's that mean?

Like, su1c1de awareness.

- You f*cking kidding me?
All right, Dad...

This is how
you want to honor your son,

by saying he was crazy?

How is this about me?

Dad, she didn't have
anything to do with this.

- Mental health awareness.

You got
some nerve, Lynn.

All right, Conrad...

Dad, come on...
- You've got some nerve.

You never even took
Coco to church.

- All right, that's enough.
- Mom, you gotta do something.

Your kids wouldn't
know the Lord's Prayer

from their ass or elbow
if it weren't for us.

And then you go, and you
desecrate Coco's body...

All right, Pop. SR:
By dumping it in the water

like, uh, some heathen,

and Co just goes along with
it, right like he always does.

Along with it, right?

It's enough. It's enough.

- Co, gimme the g*dd*mn key.
- Leave it, leave it.

Come on, let's go.

I'm sorry. Go.

Hey, Rob.

- Hey, Michelle.
- I got the Facebook invite.

Um, why is it in Plainville?

I live here.

Yeah, but Coco didn't.

Yeah, I know.

I just didn't know how
to organize it in a town

where I didn't know anyone.

Well, you do: Me.

That's why I thought we
were doing this together.

Are you mad at me?

No. I'm... I'm just saying

it might be tough for
everyone to make it up there.

You know, if... If
we have it down here,

there's a better chance
his whole family can come,

you know?

I mean, we can change it,

but then, like, my
friends and family

are gonna have a hard time
making it down there too.

But Coco didn't
know any of them.

- Oh, my God, wait.
- I just realized

this would be such
a nice getaway

for Lynn and the
girls, don't you think?

I guess.

A fun adventure to
take their mind off things.

Are you still there?


I already paid the
deposit for the field.

It's non-refundable.

But I could change
it if you want.

I don't want this to be a thing.

No, no, it's fine.

I'll call Coco's league and see
who wants to make the drive.

- That would be amazing.
- Conrad would've loved that.


You're such
an amazing friend, Rob.

We're gonna make this
event perfect for him.

You can be my co-captain
to finalize organizing.


I'm so
excited. I got to go,

but, uh, let's... let's
talk about it later, okay?

Bye. Thank you, bye.

- Michelle, everything okay?
I'm fine.

Can we put the deposit down now?


Gotta do something
fun for your last day.


Hey, wait for me.


Dad said I could come.

Are you f*cking...

Hi, I'm Sydney.


You Coco's girlfriend?


Where are we going?

You're prettier than the
girls Coco usually likes.

Seriously, Sydney, shut up.

You shut up.

I have a sister about your age.

She an assh*le?

Sometimes, yeah.

Can you go hang out with Paige?

- No.
- Please?

- No.

Are the girls in
high school mean?

No, everybody's super nice.

- Yeah, I...
- I bet you're popular.

- I'm hungry.
- Do you want something?

- I'm good.
- Hey, get in line.

We'll, uh, guard the bikes.

- No way.
- I'll pay for your slice.

Hey, let's go.


Found one.

Not bad, not
bad. I can do better.

Hmm, ugly.

It's gone.

Okay, what about this one?


So where do you go
to school down there?

Uh, Old Rochester.

You like it?

I actually didn't go
there all last year.

Um, I worked with
my dad on his boats.

He owns tugboats.

Hmm, that's cool.

Yeah, it's whatever.

My parents pulled me out.

I, um... I wasn't feeling...

Very good. I was...

- Is that why you can't sleep?
- You don't feel good?

I'm a thinker.

Me too.

Yeah? What you think about?

I don't know...


I don't always like
me. Is that weird?

I was weird enough that I had
to talk to a bunch of doctors.

I'm weird enough I have to...

- I have to, like...

That's the one.

So you remember me when
you go back to Lameville.

It's not lame.

You should come,
see for yourself.

What will your boyfriend
think about that?

I don't have a boyfriend.

Oh. Me neither.

Ha ha.

I've never had a boyfriend.

That's okay.

I'm not really dating
anybody either.

- I'm too much trouble.
- Ooh.

It's charming, right?

Kind of.

Kind of cute?

You said that already.

Are you okay?

- Yeah, no, of course.
- It's just... it's a lot.


I like it.

Me too.

Gotta go.

- I'm sorry.
- I didn't mean to, like...

No, it's not...

My grandma.

Yeah, definitely.

Do you want my number?

Yeah, if you'll give it.

What time are you
leaving tomorrow?


I'll come say bye.


You all right?


You sure?

You... you look all right.
No broken bones, no blood.

Yeah, I'm fine. What?

No, I just thought something

really terrible
must have happened,

since you left your
sister at a pizza shop.

I went out with a friend.

Mm-hmm. You have fun?

Yeah. CO: Good.

- Listen, Dad...
- Shut your mouth.

Take off those
stupid f*cking ears.

Take 'em off.

What kind of a man
abandons his little sister?

- I didn't abandon her.
- She was fine.

She had to ask a
stranger to get her here.

Do you know that?
Came home in tears.

You gotta apologize.


To your sister, Coco!

Get that look off
your face right now.

Get it off.

Go upstairs,

make it right with
Sydney, and go to bed.

I'm hungry.

Too bad dinner was at 5:00.


What? What
did you say to me?

What the f*ck did
you just say to me?

Say it again. Say
it again, come on.

- What?
- I didn't...


Get the hell out of
here, you f*cking narc.

I said get out!

Come on,
Michelle. Let's go.

Thank you all for coming.

It means so much to see
you all here for Conrad.

These past few weeks
have been very hard.

He was my best friend,
the love of my life.

But I know, with your support,
we will all get through this.

I miss you so much, Conrad.

We love you, Michelle.

Yeah, whoo!

Conrad was such a bright light.

He loved baseball.

And I know he'll be
looking down on us

with a smile on his face
as we honor him today.

Now let's go h*t some
homers for Conrad.

Hey, I was gonna give a speech.

Oh, I didn't know you
wanted to say anything.

He was my best friend.

- I'm sorry.
- I just... I wasn't thinking.

I just want everything
to go perfect today.

It's okay. Never mind.

That was weird.

Be nice.


Come on, Michelle.

Take your
time. Take your time.

- Ah!



Great job, Joey.

I feel like my heart is missing.

I know.

- Lynn, hi.
- I'm so glad you made the drive.

I wouldn't have missed it.

It's so nice for Michelle
to put all this together.

Means a lot.

- Thank you.
- I wanted to give you this.

If you need something,
you want to talk.

What's a staging company?

Basically, an interior
designer for homes

that are about to
go in the market.

It makes it more
appealing to buyers.

If you ever want to put
your house on the market,

I'd be happy to help.

I rent. GAIL: Oh.

Well, homeownership
is not for everyone.

Out of curiosity, has Michelle
been in contact with you?

- Yeah, a bit.
- Is everything okay?

She's just so young to
be dealing with all...

I worry about her.

I got our Verizon bill
a couple of days ago,

and she's been texting
your son's phone.

Maybe it's her grieving process,

but sometimes I worry
that maybe she's hopeful

that he's somehow
going to respond.

I'm... I'm so sorry.
This is a lot.

I shouldn't be
telling you all this.


Sorry I didn't
say hello earlier.

I've been running around,

trying to make
everything perfect.

This is the famous
Michelle Carter.

You've done a great job.

I would do anything for Conrad.

I'll be over there
if you need me, okay?

Yeah, thanks, Mom.

Is there anything I can get you?

No, I'm just... I'm glad

the kids are having
fun out there.

That weekend in Florida,

he brought me flowers
the morning I left.

Coco? My Coco?


- Purple lilies.
- They were beautiful.


I didn't even know he had
a romantic bone in him.

Guess that skipped
a generation or two.

We had such deep
conversations, you know,

about our lives, about you.

I was wondering if
you brought that note.


The note Conrad left for me.

I texted you about
it a couple of times.

Oh, no. I... I don't have it.

It's totally fine, of course.

What did he say about me?

You said he talked about me?

Oh, yeah, he said that...


Sorry, one second.


- What is that?
- Is it bad?

So you friends with
Conrad or Michelle?


She's lucky to have you.

Did... did you know Conrad?

Only what she told us.

Never met him?

I can't imagine what she's
going through right now.

- I know.
- It's... it's been brutal.

Yeah, when he went missing,
she was, like, freaking out.


Yeah, he was missing
for, like, three days.

- Three days?
- You're sure about that?

She was texting
us the whole time.

Said when he wasn't responding,
she knew something was wrong.

She said the family was out
looking for him all weekend.

Even you guys.

The police?

Isn't this, like,
something you should know?

Yeah, yeah, it is.

Nat! Cass!

- Nice talking to you.
- Yeah.


Let's do our own. CASSIE: Yeah?


Coming in. Think
I got some good ones.

- Thank you.
- Oh, that's good.


Hey, so, um,

Conrad was missing
for three days, right?

- Yeah, why?
- Some guy was asking.

What guy?

I think he's a cop.

Michelle? You okay?

It's fine. Yeah, I'm fine.

I'm really proud
of you, Michelle.


I just have to run
in. I'll be a minute.
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