Josie (2018) Script

There's all sorts of stories.

Happy ones.

Sad ones.

Pathetic ones.

Three, two, one!

Mine.


Hey there Neville.

How you doin', son?

Yoo hoo!

Hank?

Morning, Mrs. Joiner.

Well how many times am I going to have to tell you to call me Martha?

Sorry ma'am, just don't come natural.

Oh, you Southern boys are just so gosh darn sweet, aren't you?

Yes ma'am.

Speaking of which, do you think you could come by some time this weekend and help out with a little project?

Yeah, I suppose I could.

Oh, you are just as sweet as maple syrup.

You have a good day now.

You too, Mrs. Joiner.

That you Hanky Panky?

Ah, Mr. Joiner. Hey!

How'd you hit 'em today?

Ah, as good as my old wrinkled crank.

Gordon!

What? It's true!

When're we gonna get you out on the course?

Hank doesn't play golf!

Christ sakes, Romero.

Stop sneaking up on me like that!

Hey!

English, Romero. You live in America now.

Don't make me ask for your papers.

OK, Trump.

You leave him alone.

Romero is just fine.

He's from El Paso.

So he says.

Anyway, I gotta get back to work.

I'll talk to y'all later.

Alright, Hanky Panky.

See you later, take it easy.

Slow down!

Can't park there!

Hey, suck it Spank!

I'll have you towed!

Dumbass.


Everything alright out here?

Everything's just fine, thanks.

What can I do for you?

Well, I'm just moving in here and, um, Romero, I think that's his name, pointed to your door and said a big burly strong man lives in there and he'll help you out? Pfft.

I reckon he said that as he got in his truck and high-tailed it out of here.

Yeah, something like that.

So how 'bout it, lend me a hand?

I, uh... I...

Ah, hell.

Alright, just give me a minute, will you?

Great, I'm just across the way.

Hey, what's your name?

Hank.

I'm Josie, nice to meet you Hank.

There we are.

Thank you.

It would've sucked carrying all those boxes alone.

Pleasure's all mine.

No more furniture?

Nah, it came with a bed and that's enough.

Looks like you got the... like a small one, huh?

Huh.

Place is in decent shape.

Yeah, I think it'll suit me just fine.

Hm.

Well, I gotta... Well, I should...

Nice to meet you, Josie.

Yeah, you too.

If you need anything...

Right over there.

That's right.

See ya.

Take care, Hank.

Settle in, everyone.

Settle in, everyone.

Gator, please? I love you.

Yeah, after class.

Today, we're going to start working on your final projects for the end of the year.

We only have three weeks left, and you're going to need every single one of them.

Hi dear, come on in.

Uh, are you Ms. Elkins?

Yes I am, thank you.

Oh good, everyone we have a new classmate, Josephine Walker.

Oh, it's Josie, actually.

Josie, uh, my name is Josie.

Welcome Josie.

Say welcome.

You can have a seat, honey.

So, as I was saying, your project will be done in pairs and you'll receive an individual and a collective grade, so don't even think about letting your partner do all the work.

Name's Marcus.

Hey.

Hey.

You'll also have to memorize it and act it out in front of the class.

Okay, I'm going to let you find your partner, and we have an even number now that we have Josie here.

Man, can you believe this shit?

I don't think I can do it!

Uh, so you want to be partners?

What the hell? Uh, yeah sure, but your friend here...

Don't worry about Gator, okay?

He'll find someone else.

Won't you, Gator?

This is really fucked up, Marcus.

You'll survive.

Dickhead.

Are you sure that's okay?

Yeah, he'll be fine.

So, guess we got to meet up outside of here.

Work on this stupid project.

Yeah, I suppose we do.

Any ideas where we could go?

I'd offer up my place, but it ain't right at the moment.

You got a place?

Yeah, I do actually.

Pink Motel, you know it?

Sure do.

Yeah, I'll be there around 7.

God damn fool.

Put that out Marcus.

Good afternoon, Hank.

You heard me. Put it out.

Oh, this thing?

Mmm.

Cigs ain't cheap.

And I ain't finished.

Now I'm done.

Three...

Two...

One!

Ah, hell!

Mother fuckers!

Fucking shit!

Guess he's having a shitty day!

Damn it!


Hey Francine.

How you doing?

Yeah, you're right.

I don't have any pants on.

Long story.


Damn.


Well, who might you be, pretty little thing?

Hey there, I'm Josie.

I just moved in the other night.

Oh, you're over in number 11.

The one Hank helped with all the boxes the other evening.

Yes ma'am.

Yeah, what brings you to Baymont?

School, actually.

Oh, you're in the local JC.

Uh, Baymont High.

That right?

See, I figured with you being in there all by yourself, you couldn't still be in high school.

Well, yeah, I am all alone for now, but um, my mom and dad are coming in a couple weeks.

They just wanted me to get situated before the year lets out.

Oh, well isn't that nice?

I look forward to meeting them.

Yeah, I'll make sure to introduce you when they arrive.

Yeah, well listen, I gotta run but Gordy and I are having a cookout this Sunday to celebrate Memorial Day and we would love for you to join us.

Oh, yeah. That sounds great. I'd love to.

Lovely, I'll see you then.

Mhmm!

There she was, boy.

Peaceful and happy as anybody ever saw.

Four destroyers running around and doing about 22 knots.

I thought we didn't want to radio our positions. Are we headed for home?

Al is about 6 miles away...

Well he certainly don't belong anywhere else.

That's right.

No, rode like hell!

Either I'm dead or I'm crazy.

Be that...

Hold up, hold up.

That guy lives here?

Who, Hank?

Yeah.

He's the parking lot guy at school.

Oh, he is? I didn't know.

I cannot believe you live next to that guy.

He sits out there all day in that shitty truck making sure no one leaves when they ain't supposed to.

He's been a Goddamn thorn in my dick since I was a freshman.

He seems nice.

He helped me move in here.

Yeah, well he ain't, okay? He's a weirdo.

Besides it doesn't even look like he did much, anyway.

You didn't even finish moving in.

Sure I am, I got all I need right here.

Where are your parents gonna stay?

It's just me, this is my place.

Alone?

Yup.

I'll be God damned.

That's the coolest fucking thing I've ever heard of.

You've got your own place?

Mhmm.

No parentals, no grandparents.

Nope.

Damn.

If this was me, there'd be a party in this motherfucker every day.

I dunno about that, but at least we can have a beer without anybody saying shit.

That's what I'm talking about.

Now that don't mean that we're gonna get shithoused or that we aren't gonna get our work done.

It just means that we can be grown about it.

Alright, yeah. Grown, yeah, I like that.

Alright, to being grown.

That is not how grown people drink their beer.

Then you ain't never seen my mama drink.

So, how, how the hell does a girl in high school get to live on her own?

Uh, well, my dad's in the military, so he was stationed all over the place, and last year when he got stationed in Germany, my mama went with him, but I'd had enough and they emancipated me.

Damn, that's pretty cool of them.

Yep, it was.

Anyway, let's get this work out of the way.

Boo!

Oh, god!

You gonna let me in? I'm not the boogeyman.

Wow, you let a little girl frighten you like that?

What kind of guard are you?

Well, I didn't see you and you shouldn't be sneaking up on people like that anyway.

Oh, relax. It was funny.

Ooh, wow!

What are you doing out here anyway?

Shouldn't you be in class?

I came to say hey!

Marcus told me you worked out here.

I see.

Yeah, we got paired up on a thing on my first day.

It's nice to have a friend or two already.

Yeah, Marcus.

He's something.

What, you don't like him?

He ain't never been, let's say, cooperative.

Well, I like him just fine.

So, this is a day in the office.

Yeah.

Well, could be worse.

It's nice to get to listen to country music all afternoon.

You like country?

Of course.

Just the real stuff, though.

My pop left behind a bunch of records and my mama would always play Carters, Merle, Willy.

Stuff like that.

Say, that's the best.

Your daddy wasn't around when you was growing up?

Mm, nah, just me and my mom.

So that drawl.

Texas?

Yes! You got me.

Where you from?

Here and there.

Lived a bunch of places.

Never been to Texas though.

Yeah, it's a nice place.

So, besides sitting in this truck all day keeping all us kids in line, what else do you do, Hank?

Not a whole lot.

I got these, uh, I got these tortoises I take care of.

I-I built them a little home out on my patio.

Really?

That's kind of cool.

And I got this little drifter too I keep tied up over at Lake Henry.

I spend most of my mornings out there in the quiet, trying to catch supper.

It's pretty peaceful.

That sounds nice.

I always loved to fish.

Well, we'll have to get you out there one day.

I'd like that.

Heh.

Hey, are you going to the Joiner's cookout this weekend?

Cookout?

Yeah, to celebrate Memorial Day.

Oh, yeah right, uh...

I g.. I...

Yeah, we'll see.

You should come. It'll be fun.

Yeah maybe I, maybe I will. Maybe I will.

Alright, well, you enjoy the rest of your day doing whatever it is you do out here.


Romero! Hey!

A drink for you, enjoy.

Gracias!

And for you, my dear, a virgin drink.

Oh, come on.

It's just for liability.

There's hooch in there.

Christmas Eve, '67.

In country, yeah, about a month before the Tet began.

A group of us were in our bunks, playing cards, drinking whiskey, trying to forget that we're not home for Christmas, and some of the guys are really hammered.

And you know me, we're going to lighten the mood, or try.

So I look over at the bluest son of a bitch in the room.

And I go "Hey Jimmy, Jesus!

Don't look so sad, there is no way Santa's gonna thaw his pecker in time to nail your wife!"

Yeah. That never gets old.

They got a laugh out of that. Except, of course, Jimmy.

Poor bastard got his legs blown off a few days later.

Wow...

To Jimmy!

Yeah, to Jimmy. To Jimmy!

Who needs another cold one?

I'll take one too, Mrs. Joiner.

Well slap my ass and call me Sally!

Hanky Panky at a social gathering!

Hey!

I uh, I hope y'all don't mind me dropping by.

No! No, of course not!

We're glad you could make it for once.

Come on, you.

Take it easy.

Relax for a while, okay?

Hey Hank.

Hey Josie.

It's nice to see you here.

Joiners said you never show to these things.

Sometimes, I guess.

Well, I'm glad you did because I have a surprise for you.

Alright.

What is it?

What do you mean "what is it?"

What's it look like?

I dunno, some sort of stadium, I guess.

Hell yes it is.

A turtle racing stadium.

Where'd you get it?

I made it.

No shit?

Well what the hell are you waiting for?

Go get those suckers.

Come on, you lazy son of a bitch!

I put good money on you!

What'd I tell you about gambling, Gordon?

Oh will you shut up, Martha?

It's a friendly wager.

Hank, did you give me a defective one?

The fucking thing won't move!

Go!

You picked him.

C'mon Francine. Keep moving.

There you go sweetheart.

There you go, look at this.

Alright... This turtle.

This turtle is a Goddamn idiot!

Oh, who's gonna win?

Here we go. Neville!

Turn around!

What are you doing? What are you doing?

This turtle is a fucking idiot!

It's over, it's over!

Oh, you stupid fucking turtle!

Everyone knows the female tortoise is the fastest.

No one asked you.

And the winner of the first annual Pink Motel Memorial Day Turtle Race is Hank and his tortoise Francine.

Francine! Francine! Francine!

I never raced 'em before.

I had no idea they'd do it.

Yeah, well they didn't have to do much.

Just go toward some food.

Yeah, but with all the hootin' and hollerin' I thought they might get scared.

Well, Gordy's did but that's just because of his cussing.

Listen, this race was clearly rigged.

Hanky Panky here... Please don't call me that.

Huh?

Please don't call me Hanky Panky.

I can't stand it.

Oh for Christ's sakes, why didn't you say so earlier.

Hey, Josie!

Oh, I think that's for me.

Alright, I'm off.

Thank you so much Martha and Gordy, I had a wonderful time.

Oh, you're more than welcome, sweetheart.

What, a-are you sure you have to leave?

She's talking to that fuckin' weirdo.

We can go and get some, some ice cream or something.

Oh Hank, let her go with her friends.

She's been with the grown ups long enough.

Y'all have a nice night. Thanks again.

Alright, g'night!

She's a sweet girl.

Mm.

Yeah, she is.

Yeah, she is, she's...

She's the, uh, kind of girl that could make a grown man have to go around and knock on all the doors in the neighborhood, if you know what I'm saying.

You don't have to specify, so they don't know if, uh, if you were touching the no-no zone on some little kid or doing the with some hottie who could've been 18, but uh...

Wasn't.

Either way, well it's... it's not a good look.

Alright, Mr. and Mrs. Joiner.

Thank you.

I really enjoyed myself.

Thanks for coming by, Hank.

Make a habit of it.

Good night, Hank.

God bless America.

Yeah, God bless America.

Oh!

Alright, crack open that case, Gator, and let's get this show on the road.

Fuck yeah, fuck yeah.

Right, now Josie, tonight there ain't none of that shit about being grown, okay, or drinking like a lady or a gentleman.

Me and Gator here are going to show you how to drink like a local.

Oh, alright, let's see it.

C'mon.

Here's to you and me.

And best friends we'll always be.

But if we ever disagree, Fuck you!

And here's to me!

Hey, fuck you.

You got the jump on me.

Bullshit, Gator. I beat you fair and square.

Alright, it's your turn.

Alright.

Y'all need someone to show you how this is done proper.

Yeah, right.

What's the bet?

Uh, well if either of us win, you gotta, you gotta suck face with us.

Both of you?

Just the winner.

That fair, Gator?

Yeah.

Alright, and what if I win?

Uh, your call.

If I win, you both have to feel me up.

Under or over the bra.

Doesn't matter to me.

Okay.

Go.

And that is how a local does it.

Well, um, who's first?

Up to y'all.

Aw, shit! Heh, aw, you sucker.

I'm going under.

Alright, nope.

Both of y'all didn't try to beat me.

So the bet is null and void.

Oh, what the fuck?

Why'd you stop me?

You hear me? We could've been touching on her titties!

Yeah, I hear you buddy, I hear you.

Josie.

Uh, you wanna smoke?

Uh, yeah sure.

Here you go.

So what about you?

What's your deal?

Oh, me? Shit.

Nothing really.

Yeah, I ain't come from much.

And probably ain't gonna be much neither.

I don't mind though.

I keep it simple.

See, I like to hunt and drink beer.

I like women, whiskey.

I like, uh, drinking beer and whiskey while I hunt.

And I also like to get drunk and fish.

So you like hunting?

Hell yeah.

Shit, I killed a snake with my bare hands one time.

Bullshit.

Word to mother.

Just picked it up and snapped the fucker's neck.

That's gross.

What, you don't like killing things?

Uh uh.

Not even fish?

Not even fish.

But to each his own, and all that.

Y'know, Hank likes to fish out on that lake a lot.

I don't really give a fuck what that guy does.

He might take me for a ride some time.

Lemme get a cig.

So, what y'all talking about?

Ah, she was just telling that her friend Hank has a little boat or something.

She was fixin' to go for a ride with him out on the lake.

Well, Jesus Josie, I wouldn't go by myself anywhere with that creep.

Especially on a lake. You can't go nowhere.

Why not?

Well, I've heard some stories about what he did before he got here. Like what?

Mutilating dead bodies and doing freak shit with 'em.

That's why he keeps to himself, so he don't do it again.

What, you think they'd hire someone at the school if he did shit like that?

Well, obviously he didn't get caught.

Y'all get wrapped up in gossip like a couple of school girls.

We've been here a lot longer than you, okay?

There's just something ain't right with him.

There she is!

With that pack of destroyers behind her.

We've got enough bombs here to give those guys some trouble.

Yeah, it'd be fun, wouldn't it?

No, this is a job for headquarters to figure out.

What are you trying to do? Be a hero?

Quit waiting for a turn!

Well how do you like that?

Two weeks ago you'd have gone after the whole fleet!

Well, it's been real guys.

Thanks for taking me out.

Oh yeah.

Yeah, we gotta redo that bet, too.

Deal, I'll talk to y'all later.

Hey Josie, um...

Seeing that we don't have school tomorrow, you wanna, you wanna do something with me?

I mean, just like hang out or whatever?

Yeah, that'd be nice.

Yeah, alright, I mean without Gator?

The fuck am I supposed to do tomorrow?

Yeah, I know what you mean. Alright.

Alright, pick me up around two?

Alright, you got it. Okay.

Maybe you'd better fix yourself a cup of coffee, huh?

No!

Oh, Hank!

Oh, hey.

I was just...

Heading out to the store.

This late?

Yeah, all out of uh...

Coffee and milk for the morning.

Ah, necessities.

Absolutely.

How was your night?

Good, thank you. How was yours?

Yeah, it was fine.

Hey, I wanted to, um...

I wanted to thank you.

For what?

For the race earlier.

Y'know, building that stadium.

That's the nicest thing someone's done for me in a while.

It meant something.

Ah, don't sweat it.

It was fun, and those tortoises are so cute.

That's what I was trying to tell you.

Hey, when am I gonna see that habitat of yours?

Any time you want, really.

Well, I would love to see what you've built for 'em.

Well, you can come now and see if you'd like.

Yeah, I'd like that.

But, um, you know I've had a few too many and I need to get some sleep, so, rain check?

Oh, yeah.

Alright.

Night, then.

G'night.

Drive safe.


Hank?

Get out here!

I think someone's mad with you, Hank.

But don't worry, fuckin' Columbo here is on the case.

Oh, I hate that show.

That's not my point.

Who the hell would do this to you, Hank?

I have no idea.

Hm.

Spank.

You know it, it is kind of funny.

You know, like spank spank?

Alright, c'mon, knock that off Romero.

Alright, just go get something to help clean this off.

Si, old Gor.

Sorry Spank. I mean Hank!

The hell is going on out here?

Oh, uh, nothing.

I'm on my way to the course I'll...

I'll see y'all later.

Oh.

Well that's not very nice.

I'm gonna go get ready.

Big day planned?

Gonna head over to the marina.

I like boats.

Yeah, they got those.

Little bit beat up, but, you should check it out some time.

Well, have a good one.

Enjoy your day.

Hey, Hank?

Want some company?


Sorry.

It's Marcus.

Marcus.

Oh, look. La Tortuga.

Hey, you should buy it.

Well, maybe in a past life.

I don't need it now.

That where you hide all them dead bodies?

Huh?

There's some rumors about you at school, you know.

About your past and stuff.

No one knows about me before I came here.

Then why do I hear some shit about you and dead bodies?

You ought to rethink who you hang with.

Well, I told him it wasn't true.

So, what did you do before?

Well, I wasn't cutting corpses, but I did do something kind of weird, I guess.

Don't feel good to think about it so I don't.

Like what?

I lived in Huntsville, Texas. You know it?

Never heard of it.

Didn't think you would.

Small place.

Unremarkable.

But there's a prison there that executes more people than anywhere else in the country.

I started working there when I was just 20 years old.

Just a regular guard.

Then they put me on the tie-down team.

What's that?

Just as it sounds, really.

We was responsible for securing the inmate to the gurney, tying down the straps, making sure he couldn't move.

IV's would go in, the shade would fly up so the people that came to see could watch.

Last words were said.

Then this doctor hits the switch and we just watched a man or woman take their last breath.

Jesus, that's heavy.

Yeah.

It was a heavy job.

Why'd you leave?

Found out we killed someone...

Who shouldn't have been killed.

First time the government ever admitted that happened.

Really?

I feel like you always hear about DNA or whatever getting people off death row.

Yeah, off death row.

Can't dig someone up and say "sorry."

Was it recent?

Nah, it happened years ago.

But the evidence came to pass just a few years back.

That guy we killed?

Shit.

I just couldn't forget no more.

I packed my bags, I threw 'em in the truck and I drove and drove and drove 'til I...

'til I felt like quitting.

Landed here.

Stayed.

I can't... can't even imagine what it was like watching all those people die.

I wish I couldn't either.

C'mon, let's get out of here.

Yeah.

Hey, thanks for bringing me along.

I really enjoyed it.

Yeah, me too.

The sun's still out.

Why don't we lay around the pool for a little bit when we get back?

Ah, well, I'm not much of a pool guy.

C'mon, it's no fun out there all alone.

I suppose a little sun wouldn't hurt none.


Oh, hell no. I ain't doing it.

Christ, you gotta...

Here we go now.

Here we go.

Oh, hey there.

Hey.

Feels nice out here, doesn't it.

Yeah.

It is.

Oh.

I never come out here.

It's nice you can just let everything slip away and just...

Just relax.

Yeah.

That sounds good.

I-I could use some of that.

Those swim trunks get any shorter and you'll be ready for a European beach party.

Yeah, eh...

If you're going to have some kind of illegal sex relationship with someone who is not of age, you don't rub everybody's nose in it.

God damn it, Martha!

We talked about this.

Just mind your own business.

Well how can I?

Look at them, there is no discretion at all?

Maybe that's the point. There's nothing to hide.

Oh, or they're hiding in plain sight.

Oh boy, they're hiding in plain sight and you caught 'em.

Will you let me watch the game?

...go for a ride on your boat?

Well, "boat" is a bit of a stretch.

Oh, well, whatever it is.

Let's go for an evening ride.

Alright, I-I'll pick you up tomorrow around nine.

Yoo-hoo!

Shit... Oh, hey Martha.

Good afternoon Mrs. Joiner.

I saw you two out here lounging and I thought you'd might like a beverage.

Oh, thank you.

That's mighty kind of you.

Oh, it's nothing.

So, what are you two chatting about?

Oh, excuse me dear.

Oh, we were just talking about...

No, just some school stuff.

There's been some break-ins in the parking lot and that kind of thing.

That sounds terrible.

It is?

Well, did you catch 'em any?

Not yet, but I plan too.

Oh.

Well, I'd better get going.

Thank you for the beverage.

Oh, sure.

So soon, Hank?

Yeah, I got, uh, I got some, I got some stuff.

Well you have a good afternoon, Hank.

You too.

Psst! Hanky Panky!

Uh, sorry. Sorry. Habit.

Hank, uh, hey.

Where do we stand on that, uh... favor I asked you to do for me?

Still working on it, Mr. Joiner.

Oh.

Flowers, huh?

Big night tonight?

Just for the house.

See ya.


Hank, hey.

Oh, hey.

Maybe I, Maybe I'm overdressed.

I can go and change, it'll take me just a sec.

Hey, what's up Hank?

Who's that?

It's Marcus.

Listen, um...

I'm sorry, I-I can't.

I can't hang out tonight.

I've got this thing with him.

Um...

Some other night?

Oh.

Oh, yeah.

Those for me?

Yeah, I...

I just thought they might brighten up your place.

That's sweet.

They're beautiful.

I'll, uh. I'll get 'em in some water.

Have a good night.


Hey! Hank!

Not now.


You know, if uh, if you ever need to talk about anything...

I...

Hank, that's a knife.

Oh Hank, Hank, they're just, they're just kids. Hank!


Hank?

Can I come in, Hank?

Oh, no thank you.

You sittin' at my table, you're gonna drink with me.

What can I do for you?

Well, Hank.

Me and Gordy are worried for you.

That so?

We've been living by you for a few years now.

We don't know that much about you.

I guess some of that's changed lately.

What you think you know about me?

Actually, Josie filled us in a little bit about what you did before you came here.

At the prison.

That was awfully kind of her.

Sounds to me like a rough way to make a living, Hank.

No, not really.

We killed the people that killed the people.

It was that simple, really.

To be around death all the time.

To watch life leave another person's body.

Hell, it's gotta mess with anyone between the ears, if you know what I mean?

I appreciate you and Mr. Joiner's concern, but I know what my job was and what I had to do and all, so if you came here to rehash it, I don't mean to be rude, but I ain't got much interest in it.

I'm not here to rehash anything.

I'm just here to say that it might be good for you to, you know, get some help.

I'll be just fine.

I appreciate y'all's concern.

One more thing.

Now, I'm sure you're lonely, Hank.

No one likes to feel lonely in this world.

Without a companion, no one to care for you or you them.

But a young girl, Hank, that is not the answer.

She is in high school and it would be illegal.

You think that's what's going on?

I'm not saying anything is going on.

I'm just old enough to know what it means when a man looks at a girl the way you look at Josie.

And it ain't right for a girl to lead a man on, either.

I don't know all the details, but I do know you're not crazy to think that there's a chance I'm just here to tell you not to do it.

You ain't got to worry about that.

We're friends.

I've been just looking after her is all.

Good.

You have a pleasant evening.

You too.

Hank, you motherfucker!

I'm gonna gut your ass!

I know you're in there you motherfucker!

Come out here! Marcus, calm down.

C'mon, just forget about it.

Forget about it?

That creep slashed my fuckin' tire!

Those are for muddin', too! They ain't normal fuckin' tires! Marcus, please, let's go.

You're dead, Spank? You hear me?

You're fuckin' dead!

You're being a fucking creep, Marcus.

Just calm down, c'mon.

I'll give you a ride home. I'll give you a ride home.

Yeah, alright.

This ain't over, Spank!

You hear me, you corpse-fucking freak?

Well, I'm real sorry about your truck.

Yeah, me too.

Fucker.

Other than that, though.

It was a hell of a night.

Yeah it was.

Yeah.

So, about an hour okay?

Yeah. You'll be there?

Yeah, yeah. I'll be there.

You kissin' her?

Yeah.

Oh, fuckin' lucky son of a bitch.

Just wait 'til I tell you what else we did.

Oh, get the fuck out!

Yeah, smell my fuckin fingers.

Oh.

Yeah, you're sick!


Who is it?

It's Josie.

Can I come in?

I don't feel much like talking.

Me neither.

But, um...

You got that whiskey right there and, I still haven't seen your habitat so I figured we could go sit with the turtles and have a drink?

Wow, it looks amazing out here.

Oh, there he is!

Can I pick him up?

Go ahead.

Oh, God damn gorgeous.

Is this the boy or the girl?

That's a girl.

What's her name again?

Francine.

That's a funny name for a tortoise.

Naming a tortoise anything is pretty funny if you think about it.

No no, no.

Sit here. You sure?

No, please.

Can I get some of that?


You a God-fearing man, Hank?

Nah.

Ain't never really had no use for a god.

What about in that room where you watched all those people die?

Ain't no god in there.

Even with the priest reading his rites?

No.

You know, in school when I was little, they used to teach us about God, heaven, hell.

All that.

And I'd tell my mama about it.

About what I learned and how I wanted to go to heaven and be with Jesus and God.

And you know what she'd say to me?

She'd say "Josie there ain't no god.

And even if there is, he's a fucked up asshole who ain't never done right by you or me."

And I'd just look up at her.

These big wide eyes not even sure what all the words really meant.

Eventually I learned though, but not a day goes by that I don't think about what she said to me.

You believe her?

I don't know.

Don't care so much either, I guess, just something that always stuck with me.

Where's she at now?

Dead.

I'm sorry to hear that.

Me too.

You slash out Marcus' tire?

He ain't that bad of a guy.

Y'all just need to sit down and have a beer and straighten out whatever's been going on with you two.

What's going on lately?

With you?

I took the liberty.

Thanks for coming, Marcus.

No problem.

Hank, I asked Marcus here so you two could talk about whatever's been going on and maybe come to some sort of an agreement?

I believe Marcus has a few things to say.

Yeah, well, uh.

Sorry I call you Spank and that I messed with your truck.

And?

And your boat.

That wasn't right.

I'll stop messing with your stuff.

Thank you.

Hank?

Sorry about your tire.

I'll replace it.

Hope we can stay out of each other's way.

Sure we can.

But I'll be over here sometimes though.

Think we can be civil?

I don't see why not.

Alright.

That extend to school too?

Yeah, it does.

I appreciate that.

See?

Wasn't so hard.

Let's seal it with a drink.

Sit, I've got it.

Catch anything good out on the lake?

Good enough.

I can... I can get dinner for a few days.

You fish?

Yeah.

Yeah, I also like to hunt.

To d├ętente.

Hm?

Cheers?

What you hunt?

Whatever.

If it breathes I'll kill it.

I got this a while back.

Dear lord.

Lemme take a look at that.

What a beautiful...

Yeah.

So beautiful.

Mm.

It's so...


Any last words?


Hank.


It's okay.

Don't struggle.

Oh no...

Picture was snapped 17 years ago on my 4th birthday.

They took him away three months later.

Guess I just got used to it.

Next six years or so we'd visit him a few times a month and tell him what was going on.

How my school project went, how my soccer game was.

My daddy was in jail.

It just became normal.

He wasn't home but he was alive.

And then he wasn't even that anymore.

I watched you strap him down.

Yeah.

My mama probably didn't use the best judgment bringing me there, but she wanted me to see what y'all were gonna do to him.

To an innocent man.

She leaned over and whispered in my ear, "Those men are all cowards."


Then they asked him if he had any last words.


Do you remember what he said?

"To all of you that put me here."

"You will meet a fate far worse than this."

Keep going.

"You will suffer in ways you never thought possible."

"That I promise you."


What are you seeing, Hank?

Nothing.

You ain't a bad guy.

Truth is, I know you're actually sorry.

I know it torments you. It eats at you.

The others I've done...

They just went on with their lives.

They got off on what they did.

Sick fucks.

But I've made sure daddy's words came true.

They've suffered.

Same goes for anyone I do after this.

Not you.

No suffering.

Just peace.


I bled out in under two minutes.

She set up Marcus pretty bad.

I mean, look at the scene.

He's going to have a hard time explaining he didn't kill me.

Martha and Gordy were asked to give a statement.

Gordy, he told 'em some stuff about what was going on with me and Josie and Marcus.

The pranks and... Well, shit.

How I lusted after Josie and was jealous of her and Marcus.

I ain't sure where I'm at now.

There ain't something, but there ain't nothing either.

I got no malice towards Josie, or whatever her name is, for what she did.

I mean, all them years I took part in evening the score for the state of Texas.

But when we settled one that wasn't meant to be settled, nothing happened to us.

She's just rectifying that.

And as for Josie...


May I help you?

Whiskey.


Good afternoon, Miss.

You gonna just sit there, or are you gonna buy me a drink?

Hey Stump, get us a couple of whiskeys and a couple of brews, huh?

Name's Matthew.

Nice to meet you Matthew, I'm Francine.

Well, welcome to Huntsville.