- 1. Mademoiselle?
- 2. Mademoiselle Harmon, vous êtes là?
- 3. Mademoiselle?
- 4. - Mademoiselle?
- 5. I'm coming.
- 6. Jesus.
- 7. Shit!
- 8. Je descends, tout de suite.
- 9. Yeah.
- 10. Fuck!
- 11. Je vous en prie.
- 12. Ne regarde pas.
- 13. Thank you.
- 14. Fuck!
- 15. I'm sorry.
- 16. [man 1]
What are we supposed to do with her?
- 17. [man 2] They're sending someone.
- 18. [man 1] There's hardly a scratch on her.
- 19. It's a goddamn miracle.
- 20. I doubt she'll see it that way.
- 21. You understand, dear,
your mother's passed on?
- 22. You know what that means, don't you?
- 23. "Passed on"?
- 24. Well…
- 25. I'm sure she's gone on to a better place,
- 26. and, someday, you'll get to see her again.
- 27. "Orphaned by
yesterday's collision on New Circle Road,
- 28. Elizabeth Harmon
surveys a troubled future."
- 29. "Elizabeth, nine years old,
was left without family by the crash."
- 30. "Her mother, Alice Harmon,
was pronounced dead at the scene."
- 31. And the father?
- 32. Doesn't say.
- 33. I would guess that,
like most men who live around there,
- 34. he was yet another victim
of a carefree life.
- 35. Poor dear.
- 36. Let's welcome her, shall we?
- 37. Welcome, Elizabeth.
- 38. Good luck to you, dear.
- 39. Here we are.
- 40. This is our chapel,
the domain of Miss Lonsdale.
- 41. How do you do, Elizabeth?
- 42. I also teach etiquette
to the young ladies.
- 43. Mr. Fergussen, this is Elizabeth Harmon.
- 44. You're all a bunch of fucking cocksuckers!
- 45. Jolene.
- 46. I got it.
- 47. Jolene, that mouth
will be the death of you!
- 48. Oh, fuck you, you cocksucker.
You can't yell like that.
- 49. In there is our classroom.
You'll meet your teachers on Monday.
- 50. Two times six.
- 51. And this is our day room,
where you will have all your meals,
- 52. and enjoy daily socialization.
- 53. Good morning, Mrs. Deardorff.
- 54. Good morning, girls.
- 55. Home sweet home.
- 56. Come on, let's get you settled.
- 57. We have 21 girls here,
and they are all just as sweet as you.
- 58. And here is your special place.
- 59. - Shoo! Go, go, go.
- 60. You can put your clothes down here.
- 61. And your toothbrush can go right here.
- 62. And any other personal items, there.
- 63. Oh!
- 64. Show her to me.
- 65. Come on, sit.
- 66. I know that, at this moment,
all you're feeling is loss.
- 67. But after grief brings you low,
prayer and faith will lift you high.
- 68. High enough for you
to see a new path for yourself.
- 69. I think, Elizabeth,
- 70. you're going to find
a much different life here.
- 71. A better one than you might have had.
- 72. And I'm sure that you and I
are going to be good friends.
- 73. Hmm.
- 74. That should do nicely.
- 75. Mm-hmm.
- 76. I think we'll burn this one.
- 77. Get dressed.
- 78. We have one more stop.
- 79. Mr. Fergussen will take good care of you.
I'll see you at dinner.
- 80. The green ones are the best.
- 81. What are they?
- 82. Vitamins.
- 83. - Magic vitamins.
- 84. I were you, I'd save
the green ones up for the night time.
- 85. Otherwise, they turn off
right when you need them to turn on.
- 86. If you know what I mean.
- 87. Hey, what's your name, girl?
- 88. - Beth.
- 89. Your mama and daddy dead?
- 90. What's the last thing
they said to you before they died?
- 91. I ask everybody that.
We get some really fun answers.
- 92. Close your eyes.
- 93. I don't remember.
- 94. Someday, you might.
If you do, you let me know.
- 95. Green's to even your disposition.
- 96. Orange and brown is for building
a strong body. Take 'em both.
- 97. I thought I told you to wait
and take those vitamins at bedtime.
- 98. What is this?
- 99. Fish.
- 100. Far as we know.
- 101. We eat it every Friday.
- 102. You gotta eat every bite,
- 103. or they'll tell Mrs. Deardorff about you,
and you won't get adopted.
- 104. Alice, come on, open the door.
- 105. - It's taken me a whole month to find you.
- 106. Whatever this is, whatever you're doing,
- 107. it's nuts, even for you.
- 108. - I don't expect you to understand—
- What I understand
- 109. is you're not taking care of yourself.
- 110. So, we'll take…
- 111. Isn't it beautiful?
- 112. Let me come in and talk to Lizzie.
Make sure she's okay.
- 113. Oh, you think I'd hurt her?
- 114. She's happy here.
This is where she belongs.
- 115. You honestly believe our daughter
belongs in a trailer
- 116. in the middle of nowhere?
- 117. Who says she's ours?
- 118. - Don't do that, Alice.
- And she doesn't like being called Lizzie.
- 119. All right, Alice, you win.
- 120. I can't fight with you anymore.
- 121. And I can't keep chasing you
- 122. if all you do is run away again.
- 123. I'm sorry, Paul.
- 124. Once I drive away, I'm not coming back.
- 125. Miss Harmon, finished already?
- 126. Why don't you take the erasers
down to the basement and clean them?
- 127. You're all fucking cocksuckers,
and you're the biggest one of them all.
- 128. Never met anyone who liked
the taste of soap as much as you do.
- 129. Where you going, Harmon?
- 130. Good morning, girls.
- 131. Good morning, Mrs. Deardorff.
- 132. Mary-Sue, aren't you a lucky girl?
- 133. You really impressed the Spellmans.
- 134. I heard their house is so big.
- 135. Let's get your suitcase and pack up.
Nicely, like I taught you.
- 136. Yeah, the socks first, remember.
- 137. Hmm.
- 138. That is not fair. She got here after you.
- 139. Most of us are lifers.
- 140. - Been here a long time.
Don't forget your headband.
- 141. Nobody's gonna come for us now.
We're too old.
- 142. And don't dawdle.
- 143. I wish it was me.
- Or too Black.
- 144. Maybe someone will come through.
- 145. What do you want, child?
You should be in chapel.
- 146. What's that game called?
- 147. You should be upstairs with the others.
- 148. I don't wanna be with the others.
- 149. I wanna know what that is you're playing.
- 150. It's called chess.
- 151. Will you teach me?
- 152. I don't play strangers.
- 153. - Sweet dreams, ladies.
Good night, Fergussen.
- 154. "Good night, good night!"
- 155. "Parting is such sweet sorrow,
- 156. so I shall say good night
till it be morrow."
- 157. You were right.
- 158. The vitamins work better at night.
- 159. How many you take?
- 160. I don't know.
- 161. Sometimes I skip a day,
or a bunch of days,
- 162. then take two or three.
- 163. I like the way it feels.
- 164. I bet you do.
- 165. You just be careful
you don't get too used to that feeling.
- 166. I'm not a stranger.
- 167. I live here.
- 168. I already know some of it…
- 169. from watching.
- 170. Girls do not play chess.
- 171. That one moves up and down,
or back and forth,
- 172. all the way, if there's space to move in.
- 173. But that one can only go up.
- 174. That tall one can go any way it wants.
- 175. And this one?
- 176. On the diagonals.
- 177. One square diagonal,
plus one square straight.
- 178. Let's play a game.
- 179. I play White.
- 180. Now or never.
- 181. That's called the Scholar's Mate.
- 182. - How do you do it?
- Not today.
- 183. - Show me.
- Not today.
- 184. That's called the Scholar's Mate.
- 185. How do you do it?
- 186. That's called the Scholar's Mate.
- 187. You resign now.
- 188. Resign?
- 189. That's right, child.
When you lose the queen that way…
- 190. you resign.
- 191. - No.
- Yes, you have resigned the game.
- 192. - You didn't tell me that in the rules.
- It's not a rule, it's sportsmanship.
- 193. - I wanna finish.
- 194. - You've got to finish.
- 195. You lost.
- 196. - Please!
- The game is over.
- 197. You cocksucker.
- 198. Get out.
- 199. Check.
- 200. Mate.
- 201. Morning, cracker.
- 202. Jolene?
- 203. What do you want?
- 204. I want to know what a cocksucker is.
- 205. Shit!
- 206. Okay. Um…
- 207. Do you know what a cock is?
- 208. I don't think so.
- 209. It's what boys have.
- 210. The picture in the back
of the health book, it's like a thumb.
- 211. Well, honey,
- 212. girls like to suck on that thumb.
- 213. Do you?
- 214. Haven't tried one yet.
- 215. Isn't that where they pee?
- 216. I expect it wipes clean.
- 217. You should have green,
leafy vegetables at least once a day,
- 218. legumes a few times a week,
- 219. and stay away from tobacco
and any and all forms of alcohol.
- 220. I also like to inspect my stool
at least, uh, three times a week.
- 221. It should appear firm but not hard,
a clear sign of dehydration.
- 222. Now, which is why we should be drinking
several glasses of water a day,
- 223. nature's wonderful lubricant.
- 224. You're gloating.
- 225. I'm not.
- 226. - It was close.
- I still beat you.
- 227. Could have beat me sooner.
- 228. - You should learn the Sicilian Defense.
- What's that?
- 229. When White moves to king four,
Black does this.
- 230. - Then what?
- Knight to KB3.
- 231. What's KB3?
- 232. King's bishop three,
where I just put the knight.
- 233. The squares have names?
- 234. If you play well, they have names.
- 235. - Show me.
- Not now. Let's play again.
- 236. You're mad.
- 237. I am not mad.
- 238. Just play.
- 239. There are other strategies
you'll need to learn, down the road.
- 240. The Levenfish Variation.
- 241. The Najdorf Variation.
- 242. Show me.
- 243. Levenfish.
- 244. Najdorf.
- 245. Let's play again.
- 246. Elizabeth!
- 247. I'm sorry, Mrs. Deardorff.
- 248. Mom, guess what?
I don't know. What?
- 249. - Mom, I've started my first period.
- Well, what do you know?
- 250. - That isn't one you taught me.
- 251. But is that one of those things,
- 252. like the Sicilian Defense?
- 253. Stop!
- 254. Those things are called openings.
- 255. Is that one of them?
- 256. Yes.
- 257. The Queen's Gambit.
- 258. I'm playing White?
- 259. From now on, we take turns.
It's the way the game should be played.
- 260. Then, how come I couldn't go first before?
- 261. Play.
- 262. Check.
- 263. Mate.
- 264. Is that whiskey?
- 265. Mm-hmm.
- 266. Yes.
- 267. And don't tell.
- 268. I won't.
- 269. Modern Chess Openings.
- 270. It's the best book for you.
- 271. It will tell you all you wanna know.
- 272. You'll need to learn chess notation
before you can read it.
- 273. The names of the squares.
- 274. I'll teach you now.
- 275. Am I good enough now?
- 276. How old are you?
- 277. Nine.
- 278. Nine years old.
- 279. I'll be ten in November.
- 280. To tell you the truth of it, child…
- 281. you're astounding.
- 282. "Nobody heard him,
- 283. the dead man,
- 284. but still he lay moaning."
- 285. "I was much further out than you thought,
- 286. and not waving but drowning."
- 287. "Poor chap,
- 288. he always loved larking, and now…
- 289. he's dead."
- 290. "It must have been too cold for him.
His heart gave way, they said."
- 291. "Oh, no, no, no,
- 292. it was too cold always."
- 293. "Still, the dead one lay moaning."
- 294. "I was much too far out all my life,
- 295. and not waving, but drowning."
- 296. This is Mr. Ganz from the chess club.
- 297. - Chess club?
We play at a club.
- 298. I'm also coach of the high school team.
- 299. Duncan High?
- 300. Would you like to play me a game?
- 301. You play the color you choose.
- 302. This one.
- 303. Ah, the Réti Opening.
- 304. That's mate in three.
- 305. Well, you certainly
know the game, young lady.
- 306. Do you have a team here?
- 307. The other girls,
do they have a chess club?
- 308. So, where do you play?
- 309. Down here.
- 310. Mr. Shaibel said
you play a few games every Sunday.
- 311. What do you do in between?
- 312. I play in my head.
- 313. In your head?
- 314. On the ceiling.
- 315. Oh…
- 316. before I forget…
- 317. I brought you…
- 318. a present.
- 319. Go ahead, open it.
- 320. Well?
- 321. Thank you very much.
- 322. Do you want another game?
- 323. Check.
- 324. Beth…
- 325. I've moved my queen to rook four.
- 326. Check.
- 327. The bishop blocks.
- 328. Queen takes king's pawn.
- 329. Castles.
- 330. Knight takes knight.
- 331. Mate in three.
- 332. First check is with the queen.
- 333. The king must take.
- 334. Then, the bishop checks on knight five…
- 335. and it's mate next.
- 336. Sweet Jesus.
- 337. I have to go now.
- 338. Would you mind, Beth…
- 339. if I took your picture?
- 340. I'd love to tell
the kids in chess club about you.
- 341. How about you stand next to Mr. Shaibel?
- 342. Closer.
- 343. That's it.
- 344. Say queen!
- 345. Queen.
- 346. Nine times four is?
- 347. Hiya, Marge.
- 348. Hi, I'm sorry I'm late,
but I ran into Jean, here.
- 349. Oh, Jean, this is Ed Reardon.
The Ed I was telling you about.
- 350. - Hello.
- How do you do?
- 351. And this is Jack Connors.
- 352. - Jean Bassett, from over at Morrisville.
- How do you do, Jean?
- 353. Hello.
- Here, you can sit here.
- 354. Thank you.
- 355. - Would you like something? Malt or soda?
- Hey, Mrs. Deardorff wants to see you.
- 356. A well-mannered group, I think.
- 357. You notice their good manners right away.
- 358. Mr. Ganz tells me
that you are a gifted child.
- 359. He has an unusual request to make.
- 360. He would like you
to be taken to the high school on…
- 361. - On Thursday.
- On Thursday.
- 362. In the afternoon.
- 363. He maintains
that you are a phenomenal chess player.
- 364. He would like you
to perform for the chess club.
- 365. We have a dozen members,
and I was suggesting to Mrs. Deardorff
- 366. that you come along
and play all of them in a simultaneous.
- 367. In a what?
- 368. At the same time.
- 369. We like to give our girls a chance
- 370. for experience outside
whenever we can, but…
- 371. I'm a bit wary of letting Elizabeth
go off to the local high school.
- 372. Oh, well, I would chaperone.
- 373. I'd pick her up, take her to the school,
then bring her back.
- 374. I was thinking a young lady
might also accompany her.
- 375. Well, I assumed that you would come,
- 376. as my guest.
- 377. Oh.
- 378. No, I…
- 379. I couldn't possibly
abandon my duties here.
- 380. Well, what if Shirley Munson,
- 381. club treasurer
and one of my best students,
- 382. she comes along?
- 383. What do you say, Elizabeth?
- 384. Do you want to play chess
at the high school?
- 385. Yes, I'd like to.
- 386. Okay.
- 387. It's settled, then.
- 388. Mr. Ganz and, uh…
- 389. - Charlotte?
- 390. Shirley, yes.
- 391. They will pick you up,
let's say after lunch on Thursday?
- 392. Perfect.
- 393. I'll see you then.
- 394. Elizabeth.
- 395. I'm told that you've been playing chess
with our custodian.
- 396. With Mr. Shaibel.
- 397. Yes, ma'am.
- 398. This is very irregular, Elizabeth.
- 399. Have you gone to the basement?
- 400. Yes, ma'am.
- 401. Well, we can't have that.
- 402. As much as Methuen believes in excellence,
- 403. we can't have you
playing chess in the basement.
- 404. I believe that we have chess sets
in the game closet.
- 405. I'll have Fergussen look into that.
- 406. - That'll be all, Elizabeth.
- 407. Mind your manners at the high school.
- 408. - Helen Deardorff.
- 409. - There's one missing.
- 410. Next.
- 411. It's my turn, Harmon.
- 412. Where are the green ones?
- 413. You don't get them anymore.
- 414. There they are, right behind you.
- 415. I know where they are, Harmon,
but I'm not gonna give you any.
- 416. New state law.
No more tranquilizers for kids.
- 417. - Go figure.
- 418. "Go thou further off."
- 419. "Bid me farewell,
and let me hear thee going."
- 420. - What?
- Beat it.
- 421. Did Fergussen give you any green pills?
- 422. Extra ones?
- 423. No, honey, I wish he would.
- 424. But they got the state after them
- 425. for what they've been doing
with those pills.
- 426. They're still there.
- 427. In the big jar.
- 428. That a fact?
- 429. I ain't noticed.
- 430. You're having withdrawal symptoms?
- 431. I don't know.
- 432. What are those?
- 433. Withdrawal, like…
- 434. I don't know, you getting edgy?
- 435. Yeah, you are.
- 436. You look around,
- 437. there's gonna be some jumpy orphans
around here the next few days.
- 438. Harmon.
- 439. You all right?
- 440. - Do you play the King's Gambit?
- 441. It's my favorite.
- 442. Did you know chess is older than checkers?
- 443. - No.
- By, like, 400 years.
- 444. Wait!
- 445. Can I talk to Beth?
- 446. - Just for a second, wish her luck.
- Sure, go ahead.
- 447. Good luck.
- 448. Take your seats and be quiet, please.
- 449. Charles Levy will take board number one
since he's our top player.
- 450. The rest of you can sit where you want to.
There will be no talking during play.
- 451. Do I start now?
- 452. With board number one.
- 453. And then I go on to the next one?
- 454. That's right.
- 455. They can't respond
until you've opened at every board.
- 456. What surprised me was how bad they played.
- 457. They left backward pawns
all over the place,
- 458. and their pieces were wide open for forks.
- 459. A few of them tried stupid mating attacks.
- 460. But I took care of them.
- 461. This boy, Charles Levy,
- 462. he was supposed to be the best.
- 463. I had his pieces tied up in 15 moves.
- 464. I mated him in six more,
with a knight-rook combination.
- 465. Mr. Ganz told me I beat them all
in an hour and 20 minutes.
- 466. It felt good.
- 467. I've never won anything before.
- 468. You should get back.
- 469. You can have the rest.
- 470. Jolene.
- 471. Do you have any more vitamins?
- 472. Don't be rude.
- 473. This is Samantha. She just got here.
- 474. Haven't you got even just one?
- 475. How'd the exhibit go?
You do okay?
- 476. - Fine, but I need—
- I don't want to hear about it.
- 477. Hello, Samantha.
- 478. Jesus. Renounce him, so all can hear.
- 479. I cannot renounce him, sire. Nor can you.
- 480. He is my king and yours as well.
- 481. He is the son of God.
- 482. And that is your answer?
- 483. Yes, sire.
- 484. Tribune Gallio,
- 485. we decree that you be taken immediately
to the palace archery field
- 486. and put to death for high treason.
- 487. No, Diana.
No, there's no reason for it.
- 488. Sire, Marcellus is my chosen husband.
- 489. I ask to go with him.
- 490. Bathroom.
- 491. Hurry up.
- 492. Stand back! You're not on trial!
- 493. There's no evidence against you!
- 494. Then if it please you, sire,
I'll provide evidence.
- 495. A traitor!
And a conspirator against the state!
- 496. No, not Marcellus!
- 497. That's why he hasn't come to you.
- 498. Stop it!
- 499. But in you,
noble blood has turned to poison.
- 500. You corrupt Rome
with your spite and malice.
- 501. Stop! Stop it!
You should be Caesar!
- 502. Stop it!
- 503. As for me, I have found another king.
- 504. I want to go with my husband…
- 505. into his kingdom.
- 506. Then by the gods you shall!
- 507. Go, both of you!
- 508. Into your kingdom!
- 509. They're going into a better kingdom.
- 510. They're going into a better kingdom!
- 511. They're gonna meet their king!
- 512. They're going to meet their king!
- 513. All right, girls.
- 514. Let's all have some cocoa
and discuss what we've learned.
- 515. Elizabeth!
- 516. Elizabeth.