Ordinary Lies script
Ordinary Lies  Season #2 Episode #2 (2015)
Synopsis: Ordinary Lies is a British drama television series that was first broadcast on BBC One on 17 March 2015. The six-part first series, written by Danny Brocklehurst, is set in a car showroom.The second, also in six-parts, is set in the warehouse of a sports goods company based in Wales. The series executive producer is Nicola Shindler. The series was commissioned by Charlotte Moore for the BBC. In Australia, the series premiered on BBC First from July 25, 2015.

5 INT. HOLLY’S FLAT. LIVING ROOM - DAY 9 5*

Holly and Neil snogging hard, clothes coming off.

Ordinary Lies 2 Ep 2 HOLLY 10.03.16 4.

HOLLY:

You stink?

NEIL:

It’s the smell of hard work.

The top comes off. The smell isn’t stopping her.

6 INT. HOLLY’S FLAT. BEDROOM - DAY 9 6 *

Post sex. Holly lying in her bed, satisfied smile. She grabsher phone and scrolls to her status, types...

FEELING HAPPY ;-)

NEIL enters, towel round him, out of the shower.

NEIL:

(playful)

On your phone, that makes a change HOLLY

(puts it down, peels outof bed)

I’d better make you some lunch NEIL

Sandwich to go -

(off her look)

Gotta get back, we’re crazy busy As

she pulls on her clothes she asks -

HOLLY:

Shall we do something tonight?

and see a film or...

Go

NEIL:

Yeah, great.

(remembers)

Oh, I’m out with the footy lot - I

can come after...

Okay...

HOLLY:

NEIL:

I’ll text you...

7 INT/EXT. HOLLY’S FLAT - DAY 9 7 *

Neil, sandwich in hand (or gob) dashes out. Quick kiss.

HOLLY:

See you back there He’s

away. She watches him go, with a smile. She doublesback inside and as she reaches the kitchen she sees...

Ordinary Lies 2 Ep 2 HOLLY 10.03.16 5.

HIS WORK JACKET.

Realising he’s left it, she quickly grabs it and rushes to

the door, but HIS CAR PULLS AWAY.

She tuts, but never mind, she’ll take it back in for him -

but then she sniffs it - Jesus.

8 INT. HOLLY’S FLAT. KITCHEN -DAY 9 8 *

Kitchen. Her healthy soup simmers in the pan. We find her at

the washing machine... she stuffs a few of her own things -

towels and whatever - and then is about to cram in his work

jacket, but she does what she always does and first checks

the pockets.

Left side, full of sweet wrappers, work dockets, crap. Sheputs them on the counter.

Right side, she pulls out TORN PIECES OF PAPER, like a coupleof A4 sheets that have been torn into hundreds of pieces.

She slams them on the work surface. Doesn’t give them anythought.

Jacket into the washing machine. LOADS of fabric conditioner.

Door slammed. Start.

She stirs her soup. In this moment, all is well in her world.

And then... she does a half turn as she reaches for a bowl

and notices... on one of the jagged pieces of torn up paper,

the word HOLLY.

She moves to the pieces and starts to sift them slightly andfinds other sections, some are benign, but others less so.

They are half words/phrases that need piecing together likean elaborate jigsaw puzzle. Some words/sentences are crossed

out.

Her anxiety increases as she starts to sift with more

urgency. And as she pieces phrases together - ‘tooemotionally needy’, ‘lack spontaneity’, ‘not successful/work -

so average’, ‘stuck in routine’, ‘plays safe/boringsometimes???’ what becomes clear to her, with shocking

clarity, is that this is the draft of a break up note.

And then the sinker... she finds the underlined heading whichsimply reads, Me and Holly.

She stares at them in horror. The soup boils over.

9 OMITTED 9 *

10 OMITTED 10 *

11 OMITTED 11 *

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Danny Brocklehurst

Danny Brocklehurst (born 1971, Hyde, Cheshire, England, U.K.) is a BAFTA and International Emmy winning English screenwriter. Brocklehurst worked as a journalist for several years (as a freelancer for The Guardian, City Life and Manchester Evening News and senior feature writer for The Big Issue) before becoming a full-time screenwriter. more…

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