Lisey's Story Book
Lisey's Story Miniseries
In the beginning of the miniseries, Amanda calls Lisey, her little sister, on her office number to ask why she and Darla haven’t shown up for lunch yet. Amanda talks in anger about her ex, Charlie, who got remarried to a woman that he was seeing while he and Amanda were together. She seems to have a manic episode and smashes a mug. She starts to harm herself with the broken pieces.
Darla and Lisey show up to help but Amanda seems to be in a lifeless daze, staring at playing cards and at her bloody hands. Later on, Lisey asks Amanda how Scott was able to help her out of one of her previous episodes. Initially, she just asks for cocoa, but eventually tells Lisey that Scott gave her water from “the pool”. She then tells Lisey about a treasure hunt and that there are a series of clues that she needs to figure out. The first clue is the shovel Amanda says.
Lisey gets help, from Scott’s treasure hunt, from a doctor named Hugh Alberness who agrees to help Amanda. At the end of the first episode, Amanda gets into a van to presumably go to the medical facility where he will care for her.
In a facility, Amanda sits in a daze. She visualizes herself sitting in front of a lake, watching a group of children (presumably herself and her sisters) play on a boat. Darla visits Amanda at the facility but Amanda shushes her when she tries to speak, explaining that the “long boy” can hear them. In the fantasy world she is visualizing, a group of people covered in plastic turn to look at her. She explains “it’s hungry” and that she’s “a double” and that’s why she’s still here. Darla looks confused.
Still in her daze, Amanda talks to a woman in the fantasy world and repeats “I don’t want to be here” but the woman tells her to be quiet because “he” will hear her. Amanda looks terrified.
Under the Yum-Yum Tree
Amanda wants to leave Boo'ya Moon, the fantasy world, but can’t figure out how. She even sees Scott in the world and screams to him for help but everyone around her continues to tell her to be quiet. In the medical facility, Amanda gets a pair of scissors when no one is looking and cuts her wrists. She writes on the wall in her blood “Help me Lisey”.
In a flashback, Amanda tells Lisey something has been off with Scott but that she doesn’t know what it is. She mentioned he had been off since before Thanksgiving.