In Apple TV+'s adaptation of Stephen King's 2006 book (two episodes are now available), Lisey Landon (Academy Award winner Julianne Moore) is haunted by memories of her deceased husband Scott (The Knick's Clive Owen) and the darkness that plagued his lifetime. As multiple timelines collide, the line between what's real and fiction rapidly starts to blur. This is where her Story starts: Read on for a complete premiere recap.
When we first meet Lisey, she's forlorn and floating in a swimming pool, reminiscing about her lost love. One of her memories is that a literal nightmare, one where her famous writer husband is shot while giving a speech, inducing Lisey to jolt out of bed. (Hang tight, children. We are gonna be jumping around more than House of Pain.)
In Scott's den, she discovers a message tied to a spade -- exactly the same shovel she had to slit the shot's face open. First clue. I stated Doctor. Mr. M.D."
The telephone interrupts and it is her ill sister Amanda (Tony Award winner Joan Allen), who sadly has a history of clipping. Lisey takes care of her sister's wellbeing, but when Amanda awakens a mug, she calls her sister, Darla (Atypical's Jennifer Jason Leigh):"I believe she's doing it ."
Before she can pull from her driveway, Professor Dashmiel brings up. He needs Lisey to release Scott's unpublished work therefore it can be assessed and published. In accordance with Lisey, Dashmiel"ran like a rabbit" if the gun was pulled that afternoon, but he later returned to soak up the charge. The professor informs her she was only a restaurant hostess before she met Scott, so obviously, both of these aren't buds. Lisey tells him he is never obtaining entry to Scott's work, and as she pushes, she purposely smashes into his car.
The two sisters arrive to Amanda's house to find food burning on the stove along with the woman's arms all cut up. We flash back to a scene in which Scott tries to snap Amanda out of a fugue state. He states,"That is just between us," and kisses her on the lips, just it isn't sexual: Some strange water gushes from his mouth to hers, and it does indeed wake up her. "It is from the pool. There is nothing like it. At least not in the planet," he states.
Back in the present, Dashmiel calls for a guy named Jim. They speak about a plan they have concocted which comprises"using just a little bit of pressure" Whoever Jim is, he seems just like pure evil. "Scott Landon is life. His novels altered me," he says, vowing to get the papers from Lisey.
Amanda informs Lisey that she knows about the"bool search" Scott left . It is meant to be like a treasure hunt, and Scott stated his wife would finally find it out.