“You know, I did used to think that I could read your mind at times.”
“In bed you mean.”
“Yeah. And afterwards but I dunno maybe that's normal.”
Connell and Marianne grow up in the same small town in the west of Ireland, but the similarities end there. In school, Connell is popular. Marianne is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation, something life-changing begins.
With an introduction by director Lenny Abrahamson and featuring iconic images from the show, Normal People: The Scripts contains the complete screenplays of the acclaimed Emmy- and Golden Globe–nominated television drama that The New York Times called “an unusually thoughtful and moving depiction of young people’s emotional lives.”
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INT. SCHOOL CORRIDORS – Day
Rear view of Marianne walking through school. She is determined. Uniformed teens are milling about the corridors as she passes by without a glance at them.
Eric and Connell talking by the lockers. Marianne walks past them, Connell glances up as she passes.
It’s a simple game. You’ve fifteen players, give one of them the ball, get it into the net.
Marianne goes to her locker and looks over at Connell.
The camera pans to Rob leaning on a bench opposite them. Rachel approaches – blonde, pretty. The boys are stood in front of her locker.
How’s it going, Rachel? Talking tactics for the game.
We’re getting a master class.
Rachel seems unimpressed. Marianne furtively looks across.
How incredibly boring of you.
Yeah, did you get your hair done?
I did, yeah.
Connell looks at Rachel and smiles at his friend’s attempt to compliment her.
It’s very pretty.
Thanks. Can I use my locker by any chance?
Marianne walks away. Connell turns his head to follow her.
CONNELL AND ERIC
Yeah, I sort of need you to move, Connell.
I’m sorry, excuse me.
Rob mimics his awkward exchange.
Uh, sorry, excuse me.
Connell brushes it off.
Alright, relax would you.
INT. CLASSROOM – Day
The teacher addresses the class. Marianne stares out the window.
But you know that’s important because it’s turned up in the exam twice out of the last three years. Marianne . . .
Something outside caught your attention?
I suppose so.
Eyes forward, okay?
I wasn’t aware my eye line fell under the jurisdiction of school rules.
Trying to impress your classmates? They don’t look too impressed to me.
I’m pretty sure I was just looking out the window.
Come on, Sheridan.
If you’re staring out the window daydreaming then you’re not learning, are you, Marianne?
Don’t delude yourself. I’ve nothing to learn from you.
Okay, in that case, Principal’s office.
Mr Kerrigan gestures to Marianne that she should leave the classroom. Marianne closes her books.
Yeah, I might go there.
She gets up.
Or I might just head home. It’s not really your business what I do, is it?
She shoulders her bag and leaves. Connell watches after her.
Don’t worry, sir, she’s a psycho to everybody.
Do you want to follow her Byrne?