Surface (2022–…): Season 1, Episode 5 - Surface - full transcript

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I'm sorry. I didn't know who else to call.

You okay?

No. I don't know.

I thought at least some things in my life
made sense.

This makes sense. You and me.

I found out something about my mum.

- I guess she was sick.
- Mmm?

Psychotic disorder.

My therapist told me
it could be hereditary.

You should've seen the way
she looked at me.

So concerned.

I'm just so sick of people
looking at me like that.

It just feels like all anyone sees
is this baggage.

What I did, what they think I did.

Every time I'm ten minutes late,

someone thinks I've gone
and jumped off a bridge.

There's nothing wrong with you, Sophie.

But what if there is?

What if this is something
that's always been in me?

You decide who you are.

Yeah. I hope you're right.

Look at me.

I know this situation you're in,

it feels like you're at the center
of it all, but you didn't do this.

This was other people's crimes.

You just got caught up in it.

I don't wanna go back
to that perfect house,

pretend to be the good wife.

You know,
you won't have to pretend much longer.

I got a meeting today.

I get what I need,
they'll arrest James tonight.

Holy shit. We're doing this.

Yeah. We're doing this.

You've reached Sophie Ellis.
Leave a message.

- Looks like they're done now.
- Thanks.

Uh, I'm gonna be out for lunch,
so you text me if anything comes up.

Of course.

What up, buddy?
We gonna lunch like ladies or what?


Perk up. You're buying today.

What are you talking about?

You said you needed help. I'm helping.

Oh, sorry. Nope. Short lunch today.

I got a loan. Just came in.

The escrow just cleared 20 minutes ago.
It's a done deal.

There are some strings, but nothing
we can't cut loose down the road.

Fuck me.

Yeah, fuck you is right.

What about the investigation?

Funds will hit the account tonight.

By tomorrow, the only thing
MacKenzie will be focused on

is rebooking that girls' trip to Cabo.

And the fact that this is wire fraud,
I mean, Miranda's just gonna ignore that?

So the board finds out we moved
some money for the sake of optics.

What do you think they're gonna do?
Set a Zoom with the FBI?

What about your thing?
Did that come through?

It will. It will.

Good. Great.


Hey. Hey, buddy. Relax.


Now you're just a regular rich guy,
in debt up to his balls.

But a criminal?
Nah, you were never cool enough for that.

Hey, Vic.

- Hey.
- You, uh... You taking lunch?

Kyle should be here any minute to cover.
Tell him I'll be back in 45?

Yeah, sure. No problem.

Okay. Fuck.


Oh, hold on.
I left something in the office.

- I'll meet you over there.
- Okay.

Hell yeah, baby. Easy money.


Hey, you're back.

What are you doing in here?

Um, I was just...
I was just thirsty.

Boss forgot his wallet
going to some fancy lunch.

Guess he has something to celebrate.


If you could restock the fridge,
that'd be great.

Yeah, sure. No problem.

Let's go. Let's go. Let's go.
Come on. Come on. Come on.

Let's go. Let's go.


You cold?

I'm fine.

Oh, I know that look.

Same look you give me
every time you're about to leave.

I told you, I don't have anywhere to be.

I gotta take this.

- Hey.
- Hey, man. It's me.

I did it. I got everything you asked for.

Where are you?

Uh, I'm on lunch. But I can meet tonight.

No, we need to do it now.
I'll pick you up.

Um, fuck. Okay.

Hey, you got any more of those pills?

Are you really asking me
for drugs right now?

Well, I mean, I did the job.
So, don't you kinda owe me?

It was that lightweight idiot
working for me.

He's into synthetic psychedelics.

Like that real Burning Man shit.


Yeah. Why?

I saw this doctor.

He said they can help you remember.

Create new cerebral connections.

What kind of doctor?

Oh, it was just on the Internet.

You don't want to try this shit, trust me.

They make it in a garage in Richmond.

Not exactly what I'd call quality control.


Comes with the territory.

You don't have to apologize.

Pretty soon this will all be over.
All you have to do is be yourself.

Sophie, it's Hannah.

I missed you today.

I know what I told you last time
shook you up.

James and I, we only hid this from you
because we were trying to protect you.

I'm worried about you, Sophie.

Please call me back.

Is it good stuff?

Speaking of stuff…
…did you, uh, happen to bring the pills?

I mean, if you didn't, it's... it's okay.
I can wait or whatever.

- Is this it?
- What do you mean?

- There's nothing here.
- No, I-I downloaded everything there was.

I asked for actual proof.
Account numbers, transaction histories.

All you delivered was some petty expenses
and his Pornhub history,

which is probably yours, considering
you've been jacking off all day.

Look, I'm trying to be cool here, man.

Okay, but... but that's everything,
I-I swear.

I risked my fucking life
to get those files.

Jesus Christ.

Look, he's... he's got a laptop
that he... that he takes home every night.

If there was something illegal,
it'd be smart to put it on there, right?

That way admin doesn't have the password.


I-I didn't realize the party
had already started.

Want a drink?

No... No, thanks.
Is... Is... Is that what you're wearing?

What do you think?

You know it's black tie, right?

Is this not black enough for you?

I wasn't trying to tell you what to wear.

You were up early this morning.

How was therapy?

I think I'm done with Hannah.

It's just not working out.

But maybe you already know that.

You guys talk, right?

Are you ready?
The car will be here any minute.

Maybe we should skip tonight.

You really don't like my outfit.

Look, I'm worried about you, Sophie.

What did I do now?

Look, the past couple of days,
ever since the hotel, you've been...

You've been acting a little erratic.

It's Caroline's gala.
She's expecting us to be there.

I don't care about Caroline.

That's a mean thing to say
about my best friend,

especially since you two were fucking.

Car's here.

We've both made mistakes, you know.

Try to have fun tonight.

Might be the last big party
we go to for a while.

Hello, hello.

My husband will just be a minute.

Okay. Yeah.

I hate these parties, you know.

The same crowd talking about
everything and nothing.

Pretending to be something they're not.

Maybe I'll just try being myself for once.

What do you think?

Yes, ma'am. You do you.

Uh, Palace of Fine Arts, please.

Yeah, yeah. Let's go.

Whiskey soda, please.


- What's going on?
- Hey. James with you?

Not this second.

Good. I need you to disable
the security system at your house.

What for?

I need James's laptop.

It'll be quick and painless
as long as you take care of the alarm.

The code to get inside is 7764.
But he'll see you on the cameras.

I can't turn them off.
It's done from his phone.

Okay, but he's with you, right?

What are you looking for?
I thought we had everything we need.

This is the last step, I promise you.

Good to see you.

Give me ten minutes.

Text me when the cameras are down.
I'll let you know when I'm done.

Yeah. It's, uh…

There you are.
I've been looking everywhere.


I'm sorry about before.

Uh, excuse me.

I don't think it's really that simple,
is it?

It can be. If you want.

You were right. We've both made mistakes.

And we can choose to wallow in them,
or not.

Don't blame Caroline.

No one can keep a secret forever.

You look so handsome.

Let's take a photo.

- Uh, yeah.
- It's been a while.

Use your phone.
My camera's never as good.

Is it good?

- Wow.
- Let's see.

This one?

Wow, you, um…

look beautiful.

You need a drink.

Uh, sure.

- I'll be right back.
- Okay.

- Hey, man.
- Hey.

- Did you just get here?
- Uh, no.

Uh, have you seen Sophie?

No. Why?

Yeah, she's probably just mingling

Are you worried?

Uh, sh... Yeah, she's been drinking.


I'll look out for her.

Okay. Yeah, thanks.

There you are.


Do you know who she is?

Ophelia. From Hamlet.


I'm just joking, Caroline.
I've seen Shakespeare In Love.

I'm, um... I'm really glad you came.

I'm... I didn't know if you were...
You were gonna come.

Caroline… …I'm not mad.

If anything, I'm grateful.

I know the other day was hard for you,

but it helped me.

It did?

Every truth is a piece of my puzzle,

even the ugly parts.

And, you know, this whole time,
that's what I've been doing.

- What?
- Finding the missing pieces.

And not even you can help me.

But I never really let you, did I?

Are you and James okay?

Don't worry about James.

You seem different.

Maybe I am.

She's so peaceful.

She's dead.

- Oh, there she is.
- Caroline, are you coming?

Your friends are waiting.


I'll just say hello, okay?




James was looking for you.

What? Why?

What's going on with you?

I have to go.


- Hey. Hey, have you seen Sophie?
- Yeah, about an hour ago. What's happened?

I thought we had an agreement.

The wire transfer went through
this afternoon.

No, no. Not... N... Not about the money.
About us. Why did you tell her?

Well, what were you gonna do?
Lie to her forever?

It wasn't your place to say anything.

I'm sorry, what is my place?
Under you, getting quietly fucked?

Sophie is my friend.

Your friend is my wife.

Everything I've done has been
to protect Sophie.

Do you remember what happened?

She took a dive off a fucking ferry
into a bay.

She wasn't supposed to come back,
but she did. So, yeah. You know what?

I'll lie my fucking face off
to forget that version of her

so she can forget it too.

Get a second chance,
that's what this is all about.

- That's what it's ever been about.
- Stop.

She does not know what is real, James.

She is not on solid ground
and it's driving her crazy.

I don't understand how you can't see that.

I'm sorry.
I know you're worried about her.

I am worried about her too.
Let me call her.

No, don't. She's not answering.

Uh, hold on. Hey, this is James.

Sophie just left.

What, by her... by herself?

Uh, she seemed pretty fucked up.
I've never seen her like that before.

Did you guys take anything tonight?

What do you mean?

I mean, she was Coachella, day three,
clearly missing the bus.

- Thanks.
- What's happening?

Was she on something when you saw her?

Shit, uh, maybe.

- Oh, fuck.
- I'm gon... I'm calling her.

I'm going.



"Minnesota Maniac." Fucking douchebag.

You've reached Sophie Ellis.
Leave a message.

Hi, it's me. I have it.

Everything was tracked.

He mapped the whole thing out,
including the last action.

The day before your accident,
3.1 million to a bank downtown.

Is that for me?

Was that for me?

Need a drink?


A beer, please.

What the hell?




Fuck, Sophie.




Do I know you?

I don't mean to keep staring.

You just look like someone I used to know.

You okay?

I took something tonight.

Um, I guess I was just testing myself,
see what would happen.

Did you pass?

Go on, then. Just say it.

The last time I saw you
was a long time ago.

I... I don't remember much, but…
…it wasn't good, was it?



I've lost everything. Do you know that?
I don't remember anything.

So, why is this the one thing
that keeps coming back?

I don't know.

You must know something.
Why did I run away from you?

Because that's your thing, Tess.
That's what you do. Run.

You get what you want from someone
and then you're gone.

You don't care about the mess
you leave behind.

But that's not who I am now.
I... I don't want to be that person.

Well, it's a little late
for me on that one, isn't it?

Just tell me this.

Are you okay?


You're okay, right?

- Of course.
- The past is the past, right?


It's okay. It's just a drink.

Come on. Let's dance.

Let me go.

What? Why?

- I need to get out of here.
- You can't run from who you are, Tess.



Where are you, Sophie?

I've been calling all night.
I got everything we need.

Oh, I'm... I'm sorry.

Uh, I never should have taken the pills.
I'm so, so fucking stupid.

Wait, what pills?


Look, I'm coming to get you.

S... Sophie. Stay on the phone.

Do you think patterns
always repeat themselves?

Like we're all stuck
in some dysfunctional cycle,

and you always end up right back
where you started?

Sophie, where are you?

I don't know.

Okay, look for a street name or number.
First one you see.


Sophie, where are you?

Sophie, just go home. I'll meet you there.

Don't hang up, Sophie.
Sophie, you hear me? Sophie!

Can I help you?

Just here to make sure
Sophie gets home okay.

Do I know you?

You should.

You're the fucking guy.

No, you're the fucking guy.

If you're gonna fuck someone up
with a screwdriver,

you should use a flathead
and not a Phillips.

- Have you heard from her?
- Yeah.

Is she okay?

Of course, you don't know.

You don't know anything
about my fucking wife.

I know her a lot better
than you'd be comfortable with.

Get off my property,
or I'm calling the cops.

No need. I'm already here.

Oh, what, the car?

It's not standard issue,

but it can still show up
at your house whenever the fuck it wants.

Nice to meet you, Minnesota Maniac.

Are you okay?

Where does that boat go?

Oh, industrial peninsula.
About 30 minutes away.

What's there?

Sulfur works, uh, public storage.

Oh, an airport too.


Yep. Private planes.

Hi, it's me. I have it.

Shelled the money into offshore accounts,
just like I said he would.

Everything was tracked.

He mapped the whole thing out,
including the last action.

On the day before your accident,
3.1 million to a bank downtown.

The money is in an account
under the name Tess Caldwell.

It has to be him. Who else could it be?
Call me as soon as you get this.



Thanks for coming, Officer.

Sophie. I am so glad you're okay.

Look, we need to talk.

Whatever we've been doing,
clearly it's not working. We...

It's not working
because you're lying to me.

The person you were covering for.
The missing money…

Was it me?


It was you.

You have to tell me the truth.

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