Surface (2022–…): Season 1, Episode 8 - Surface - full transcript

Sophie seems ready to move forward, but can she accept a life with James while questions about her past still linger?

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So, what time was it
when you showed up at the scene?

It was probably about 2:30.

Was that your wife calling you
or the officers?

What? I went over this
that night with the officers.

- I don't understand why...
- Hello?

Ma'am.

Inspector Sager. SFPD.

Is everything all right?

I'm here about my
colleague, Thomas Baden.

He was killed a few weeks ago.

You mind sitting down?



I just wanted
to ask you guys a few questions.

- Of course.
- It's come to our attention

that there was a bit of a physical
altercation earlier that night

between Officer Baden and your husband.

Any chance you guys could
tell me more about that?

It was personal...

- He was a friend of my wife's.
- We had a romantic relationship.

Yeah.

I'm aware.

So, is that what the fight was about?

Yes, sir.

No other issues between the two of you?

No, sir.

Sophie, right?



Do you mind if you
and I have a minute alone?

Of course.

I'm fine.

I'll be out back if you need me.

I knew Baden for a long time.
We were friends.

And at one point
he seemed worried about your safety.

I thought I owed it to him to follow up.

So the last couple of months,
he came to me several times.

He was asking me about
your incident on the ferry.

He seemed to think
that there was more to the story.

Is there?

He wanted an investigation.

Thought the least I could do
after all this, was give it to him.

You did an investigation?

In the days leading up to his death,

he used police resources
to find the footage from the ferry.

Have you seen the footage?

Yes.

It's clear from the footage
that you jumped off the boat

about a quarter mile from shore,
near a place called Point San Pablo.

- Okay.
- There was someone else in the footage.

A witness.

- I tracked him down.
- What?

He remembered you.
Happy to answer a few questions for me.

What did he say?

That you were calm and focused.

He said that it seemed like
you were waiting for the right time,

some specific location.

You ever ask yourself why you
were on that boat in the first place?

Why you were going there?

Why would it matter where I jumped?

If I were you, I'd go right back to
the beginning, retrace your steps.

Maybe Baden was right,
maybe there's more to the story.

Sorry. I forgot my phone.

Is everything okay?

Yeah. Everything's fine.

All right then.

Take my card.

And please,

if there's anything else you need,
just call me.

Good luck to you.

Thank you, Officer.

What did he say to you?

He was just checking up on me.

Wanted to make sure I was okay.

Right.

And are you okay?

I'm just gonna go get cleaned up.

Okay. You leave in the dark,

you come home
looking like you've been crying.

I'm sure you can understand
why that worries me, Soph.

Yeah, I get it.

Everyone's always worried about me.

But to be honest with you, James,
after everything,

- you're not my biggest concern.
- I was trying to protect you.

That doesn't change what happened.

I wasn't the one that brought
this mess into our lives, you know.

Well. Good morning to you too.

You get any visits from the cops lately?

Oh, really? No?

'Cause I just had a lovely chat
with our local inspector

about a shooting
that happened a few weeks ago.

Turns out when a cop dies,
people ask a lot of questions.

- Oh, shit.
- Yeah. Real fun way to start my Tuesday.

I thought maybe you'd had
the fucking pleasure too.

- What do they know?
- What do they know?

That my wife was fucking the guy,

and that I had a fight with him
five hours before he died.

And you know what?
I get it. It's not a good look.

- Jesus. Will you fucking slow down...
- I told you not to get involved in this.

And now look where we are.

- Okay.
- Fuck.

We'll fix it.

Just tell me what to do.

- I'll do anything I can to help.
- Just stop!

Stop helping. Stop looking into us.
Stop doing everything,

because everything you have done
has only made things worse.

Hey.

What's going on?

I'm just getting rid of a few things.

Thought I'd take them to charity.

I mean, how many pairs
of shoes do I really need?

But I thought you loved this stuff.

I don't know.

I mean,
maybe it meant something to me before.

But now
it just all seems like extra stuff.

Okay.

I'm just thinking
about what's important.

Things in my life that really matter.

Yeah.

Look, I know
the last few weeks have been hard.

But I don't want
to live like that anymore.

No, me neither.

Maybe... there's a way through this.

Something on the other side?

I think so.

What's wrong?

Nothing.

I've just been waiting
to hear you say that for a long time.

You're finally coming to terms
with what happened that day.

That's progress.

I now know my life wasn't perfect.

I hurt people. And they hurt me.

But I feel like I can
see a path forward.

Can I tell you something personal?

About you?

This case was
uncharted territory for me.

For a long time,
I wasn't sure we'd succeed.

Normally, a therapist's work
is all about unpacking the past.

We didn't have that.

No, we didn't.

It takes a lot of strength
to see how that can be a gift.

How it can free you
to write a new story.

Our time's up.

I'm sorry I haven't been by in a while.

I've wanted to see you.

It felt like now is the right time.

I'm glad you came.

Thank you, Hannah.

You look so beautiful.

Thank you.

I may have a word with Caroline.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

Hey. How are you?

I was hoping you'd be here.

Sophie.

I didn't know you were coming.
It's been too long.

I just decided to get out of the house.
Last minute.

How are you?

I've been laying low.

Working through some things.
But I wanted to see you.

- I miss you.
- Yeah, I miss you too.

And I also just wanted to say...

thank you, by the way,
for being there for me.

I know being my friend
hasn't always been easy.

But you've never wavered.

And that means the world.

Sophie, why are you saying this?

I just want you to know.

'Cause if not now, when?

If it isn't my favorite couple.

Elliot.

- Hi.
- I'm so happy you're here.

What was that for?

I'm just gonna go get a drink.

What can I get you?

Champagne?

Sophie, you made it.

Nice dress.

You like it?

Sure, why not?

You know,
you don't have to pretend anymore.

I know you just put up with me
because you care about him.

Oh, come on. Don't sell yourself short.

At the very least I
find you entertaining.

What's with
the sudden bout of honesty, anyway?

I just thought I'd tell you
how I really feel.

And, how do you really feel, Sophie?

There are a lot of bad people
in this room.

I used to be one of them.

But you know what
the worst kind of person is?

An asshole who thinks he's a good guy.

Yeah. You see, that's the thing, Sophie.
We don't get to choose.

That shit's in your DNA.

I don't believe that.

Maybe you should
cut yourself some slack.

Being a dick is a lot more fun
when you stop hating yourself for it.

I'm gonna be right back.

Okay.

You know, one of these days he's
gonna see you for who you really are.

Just like I do.

They all are.

Hey. Is everything okay?

- Of course.
- Yeah?

Here you go, ma'am.

- Cheers.
- Cheers.

Do you wanna dance?

Really?

Okay.

Busy day?

Yeah, a little.

Just some year-end stuff, wrapping up.

You know how crazy it gets before
the holidays.

Party was good last night.

Nice to see everyone.

Yeah, it was.

Okay. I gotta go.

And can I borrow the car?

Got a few errands I need to get done.

Yeah, of course.

What else you up to today?

I think I'll go for a run.

Love you.

Yes, he's here. Can I put you on hold?

- James?
- Yeah?

The police are on the phone for you.

This is James Ellis.

Yes, I'm her husband.

I don't understand.

You found her stuff? Where?

Near the middle of the bridge.

Sweatshirt, a watch, and a backpack.

Wallet with ID was inside.

Sophie Ellis? This hers?

Yeah. It is hers.

Can I ask you some questions?

Yeah. Okay.

Does your wife have a history
of mental illness?

Yes.

Has she ever tried to take
her own life before?

Sir?

Yes.

Look, I know this is hard.

But this incident,
it follows a very familiar pattern.

Your wife has a history of...

Tell me what happened today.

Where did she say she was going?

Sir?

She asked to borrow my car.

I know this must be hard
for you to understand.

That it feels like
it's all happening again.

But just for one second,

let yourself admit
that maybe I was right the first time.

Maybe this is
what was supposed to happen.

A man died, James. Because of us.

Because of what you did.

And we can't come back from that.

Sophie?

Oh, my God, James.

It doesn't feel real.

I know.

I mean, it doesn't make any sense.

I keep waiting for her to come home.

You know, all they found was her stuff.

A watch and a backpack and a jacket.

James.
I know that this is so hard to accept.

And that there is nothing scarier
than the unknown.

- Even the truth.
- What is the truth here?

She tried this before.

She left her things on the bridge
because she wanted them to be found.

She wanted us to know she was gone.

No. She was doing better.

Was she?

'Cause the last time I saw her...

It felt like she was saying goodbye.

James, I'm so sorry.

How are you holding up?

She just left.

On a regular day,
she said she was going for a run.

And then she never came home again.

I know it's hard to understand.

No. She was doing better.

She was happy. It
doesn't make any sense.

Sometimes people seem happiest
after they've made the choice.

If she'd already
decided to end her life,

she could have felt... unburdened.

- What?
- People make amends.

Let go of material things.

Tell people how they really feel.

Maybe she felt better because
she was finally ready to go.

I'm sorry, James. I really am.

Yeah, me too.

Thank you.

Jesus Christ.

Hey.

James. Buddy.

What are you doing here?

Just let me take you home.

No.

Well, then you need to get out of there.

Come stay with us for a while, huh?

I don't wanna
fucking talk to you right now.

Don't you get that?

James.

Slow down.

- James.
- What?

What do you want to say, Harrison?

Go on. Fucking say it.

She was always going to do this.

Or something like it.

Push the eject button. Blow it all up.

You took my wife from me.

- What?
- That's why she did this.

That's why she's dead.

'Cause she thought it was me.

She thought I was the monster.

But it was you.

Fuck you.

We never would have been in that
situation if she hadn't put us there.

You're the one who had him followed,
Harrison.

Yeah, he tried to sink
the fucking company.

So I had
the fucking company look into him.

I couldn't know what that
investigator was going to find.

Are you fucking serious?

That's how you've rationalized this?

You pulled the trigger, Harrison.

You told those fucking criminals
he was a cop.

I told you not to fucking out him,
and you did it anyway.

He was a cop, Harrison,
and you killed him.

If you thought I was so fucking wrong
to do what I did,

then why didn't you just
fucking tell her? Huh?

I was protecting you.

She never could have turned
her own husband in. But you?

You would have gone to jail.
So I took the fucking hit for you.

I guess that was my biggest mistake.

Well, now you've lost us both.

Enjoy your fucking
life, buddy. Have fun.

Fuck you.

Got your texts.

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

I would ask if you're okay...

I don't know how to go on without her.

For so long I've been in her orbit and...

And without her, I'm just falling.

Can you stay for a while, please?

James, I can't keep doing this.

You're right.

You were in her orbit.

And I am too.

And I've been wrapped up with this
for so long...

I don't even
know who I am anymore without you.

Fuck. I'm sorry.

Yeah, look. I'm sorry, okay. It's a lot.

I know it's been a lot.

I love you, you know that.

But if I'm going to heal from this,

from all of this...

I need to move on too.

What does that mean?

Listen, you know you paid me back,

and you made things right.

And now it's time for you
to take care of yourself.

Wait.

"You made things right"?
What are you talking about?

The loan.

3.1 is fine.

Let's just call it even, okay?

- Take care of yourself, James.
- No. Caroline.

Caroline.

Thank you.

Okay, how can I help you?

- My wife has an account here.
- Okay.

And she recently passed away.

And I'm not sure what
the right process is,

but I wanted to close the account
and retrieve the funds.

I'm so sorry. What was your wife's name?

Tess Caldwell.

Do you have an account number?

Yep. 001-36-489216.

I'm sorry,
but that account doesn't exist here.

No, she has an account here.

I'm certain. I saw the balance.
It's 3.1 million.

No, I'm sorry.

Did she close the account?

She took the money out?

When? What was the date?

- Let me guess. A few weeks ago?
- I'm sorry,

but there's no more information
I can give you at this time.

Not without a lawyer.

Oh, my God.

If you're watching this...
I'm guessing you couldn't let me go.

Even if I gave you
every reason in the world to do it.

We aren't good for each other, James.

Look at what we've done.

An innocent man died
because of what you did.

I know you're probably angry with me.

Furious for doing this.

But don't you think,
in some weird way, you deserved it?

This is what you did to me, isn't it?

I woke up.

And you told me a lie.

I thought our life
was something it wasn't.

I guess now you know how that feels.

What the fuck?

Honestly, it's easy to make people think
you've killed yourself...

when everyone thinks
you've already tried.

You jumped, dear. You jumped.

That shirt I just cut off her
costs more than we make in a week.

Hey. Let me take that.

If I were you, I'd go right back to
the beginning, retrace your steps.

You know,
I've been so obsessed with the past.

Putting the pieces back together,
knowing the whole story.

This whole time,

I've been asking everybody else
for answers they don't have.

Explanations. A reason why.

But the only one who
ever knew my secrets...

is me.

You always said
it felt like I was trying to run away.

Well...
I finally found out where I was going.

Now, I need to find out why.

I guess I don't know what else to say.

Except...

goodbye.

I'll see you on the other side.

Welcome to Heathrow
international airport.

All UK passengers please use
the fast track.

Next, please.

Name?

Tess Caldwell.

This expires in two weeks.

You know that?

Just in time.

Welcome home.

Thank you.

You've reached Sophie Ellis.
Leave a message.

Hi. It's me, your husband.

You were probably smart enough to
destroy your phone and cover your tracks,

but just in case you ever get this...

You're wrong about me, Sophie.
I'm not the person you think I am.

But did you really think
this was gonna work?

Did you really think
this was going to drive me away?

See, that's where you're wrong.

I love you with every part of me.

And that's never, ever gonna change.

Look, I don't know where you are.

But I do know this.

Your past?

It's a dangerous place to be.

So be careful, okay?

You take care of yourself.

Until I get there.

I was thinking we need to do a little
weekend down at the country house soon.

I think it's been too long.

Eliza, that girl by the door
has been staring at you all night.

What girl?

There.

- Do you know her?
- No. Don't think so.

Tess!

Tess.

I know it's you.

What are you doing here?