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The Girl from Plainville Episode 4 ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ Recap and Ending Explained

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The Girl from Plainville Episode 4 Recap and Ending, Explained
The Girl From Plainville — “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Episode 104 — As the threat of legal action mounts, Gail and David hire a lawyer to represent their daughter; Co and Lynn struggle with their pasts and Michelle tries to help Coco settle into a new normal. Michelle (Elle Fanning) and Conrad (Colton Ryan), shown. (Photo by: Steve Dietl/Hulu)

The Girl from Plainville Episode 4 Recap – Gail and David employ a lawyer to represent their daughter as the danger of legal action grows; Co and Lynn struggle with their pasts; Michelle attempts to assist Coco to adjust to her new normal.

The Girl from Plainville Episode 4 ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’
Air date: 5 April 2022
Written By: Sarah Cho
Directed By: Pippa Bianco

The tragic account of Conrad Roy III’s death and the events surrounding it is told in ‘The Girl from Plainville.’ The fourth episode ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ dives into Conrad’s troubled past and earlier suicide attempts, as well as how his girlfriend, Michelle, reacts to his mental state. Meanwhile, in the “present-day” plotline, Michelle is dragged into the first of what appears to be a series of legal appointments with her lawyer.

As a result, Michelle, the late Conrad Roy III’s adolescent lover, finds herself in an increasingly dangerous predicament as the prosecution prepares to charge her with manslaughter.

The Hulu drama recounts a sad and terrible story about trying to piece together the events that lead to the disaster. Let’s have a look at what ‘The Girl from Plainville’ episode 4 has to offer and make sure we haven’t missed anything.

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Can’t Fight This Feeling
The Girl From Plainville — “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Episode 104 — As the threat of legal action mounts, Gail and David hire a lawyer to represent their daughter; Co and Lynn struggle with their pasts and Michelle tries to help Coco settle into a new normal. Michelle (Elle Fanning), Gail Carter (Cara Buono) and David Carter (Kai Lennox), shown. (Photo by: Steve Dietl/Hulu)

The Girl from Plainville Episode 4 ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ Recap

Conrad eats an entire jar of pills in a fit of rage and despair in Episode 4, which takes up where the last chapter left off. Soon after, he passes out and spends the next two weeks in the hospital recovering.

Conrad’s mother wants him to go to treatment, but he refuses, resulting in a rift between his parents. He also tells Michelle about his attempted suicide, but she appears more worried with whether Conrad is angry because of her.

Meanwhile, Michelle is dealing with her own issues as her friend Susie becomes increasingly distant. Susie’s mother eventually admits that Michelle is fascinated with her daughter and tells Susie to keep her distance from her.

Michelle, who is heartbroken and upset, seeks refuge in Conrad, contacting him constantly and plotting to run away with him and start a new life with him.

Michelle’s parents decide to seek legal assistance for their daughter after Conrad’s death. Joseph Cataldo, the attorney, warns them of Assistant District Attorney Katie Rayburn’s plans to prosecute Michelle for manslaughter.

The young girl, terrified, argues that there was a misunderstanding. Still, she is then advised to stay off the internet and not use her phone for fear of further incriminating information being revealed.

Can’t Fight This Feeling
The Girl From Plainville — “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Episode 104 — As the threat of legal action mounts, Gail and David hire a lawyer to represent their daughter; Co and Lynn struggle with their pasts and Michelle tries to help Coco settle into a new normal. Michelle (Elle Fanning) and Conrad (Colton Ryan), shown. (Photo by: Steve Dietl/Hulu)

Does Michelle Go to Prison in ‘The Girl from Plainville Episode 4’?

Conrad’s father’s emotional turmoil is also depicted in Episode 4 following his son’s death. He decides to sell the truck in which Conrad was discovered dead, but his own father intervenes. In a flashback, we learn that Conrad’s grandfather gave him the truck.

As the episode comes to a close, Katie Rayburn learns that Conrad and his father had a physical argument a few months before the latter died. The prosecutor is concerned that this may compromise her case. However, she is successful in obtaining the indictment, and episode 4 concludes with Michelle being arrested and her portrait being taken for record-keeping purposes.

Michelle’s situation soon deteriorates in episode 4. She has so far used Conrad’s death to gain sympathy (and perhaps a little popularity), but she now faces the possibility of being charged in connection with his death.

Perhaps the most concerning evidence are that Michelle’s attorney, Joseph Cataldo, isn’t optimistic about Michelle’s chances of escaping the probe undamaged. He makes a remark about how serious a prosecutor Katie Rayburn is, and Michelle is shortly indicted.

The case against Michelle is based primarily on a text message she sent to her friend Natalie. She says she (Michelle) asked Conrad to go back into the truck, rapidly filling up with carbon monoxide, encouraging him to carry out his suicide plot.

The prosecution will certainly view this as an admission of guilt, while Michelle’s defence will most likely try to show that it was an assisted suicide case (which is legal in the state of Massachusetts).

Michelle has been indicted, which means she has a case against her and will have to go to trial. However, it doesn’t imply she’ll go to prison for sure; whether she’ll go to prison depends on whether she’s found guilty of manslaughter (the crime she is charged with). So, for the time being, her fate is up in the air.

Can’t Fight This Feeling
The Girl From Plainville — “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – Episode 104 — As the threat of legal action mounts, Gail and David hire a lawyer to represent their daughter; Co and Lynn struggle with their pasts and Michelle tries to help Coco settle into a new normal. Michelle (Elle Fanning) and Conrad (Colton Ryan), shown. (Photo by: Steve Dietl/Hulu)

Is Conrad planning a trip to the Golden State in Episode 4?

Conrad experiences a rare moment of joy when his grandfather presents him with a truck. This seemed to lift the young man’s emotions and provide him with hope for a new life. Conrad is now considering fleeing to California in his newly purchased truck, as evidenced by his subsequent text exchange with Michelle, a plan that Michelle heartily endorses.

Following is a description of an idyllic existence the two could potentially enjoy in California, with Conrad on the cusp of receiving his Captain’s License and a job, and Michelle promising to get one as soon as she can so they can purchase their dream house, have children, and grow old together.

Perhaps most striking is Michelle’s and Conrad’s desire to make “new pals” in California, demonstrating how they both feel out of place in their hometowns. This is also visible in the way Michelle’s greatest friend, Susie, pushes her away, but Conrad doesn’t appear to have any close friends other than Rob.

The plot to run away together ultimately fails, and it appears that Conrad will not travel to California alone.

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