A Nanny's Revenge (2024) Movie Script

(dramatic music)
(suspenseful music)
(dramatic music)
- [Man] You do this every time!
(woman shouting)
- Stop! Stop you're gonna hurt
- I told no more kids!
(baby crying)
- Stop! Mom!
- She's our baby girl.
- So what? We can't afford
another kid!
Don't you understand that?
- Dad, what are you doing?
- We'll figure it out.
I'll go back to work.
- [Man] Oh my God. What do you
What do you think you're gonna
- I'll get a job at Joseph's
Anything, anything.
- Who's gonna take care of the
Who's gonna take care of?
You gonna take care of the
- We'll figure it out together.
- Shut up, I told you.
Don't get pregnant.
I told you to not get
pregnant and you still did!
You still did!
Don't you dare accuse me-
- Don't touch her!
- Of getting you pregnant!
I told you not to get pregnant,
didn't I?
You, you could've stopped at any
- What kind of monster are you?
- Hmm?
Is that what you think? I'm a
Is that what you think?
Is that what you think?
Say it, say it.
Say, I'm a monster, right?
I'm a monster. Right?
Say it! Say it! Say it!
(dramatic music)
(baby crying)
- Stop, think about what you're
- I am, get off of me.
- Stop!
(baby crying)
- She's gonna go to a better
She's gonna go to a home.
Somebody can take care of her.
You can't take care of that kid!
- We have to at least try.
She's our, she's our baby.
You can't break our family like
- Shut up! Shut up!
(woman sobbing)
Just, you don't think.
You don't think.
Every single day.
(baby crying)
(mother pounding on car)
- No, stop! Please no!
No, no. Get out of the car!
Get out!
(car engine revs)
No, stop! Don't turn it on!
No! No! (sobbing)
No, my baby.
- Mom?
- Baby, come here. (sobbing)
Oh, my baby!
(dramatic music)
(bright classical music)
- So, Jonathan, honey?
I've been thinking.
- Oh no. (chuckles)
It worries me when you start
a conversation like that.
- Because I'm so scary?
- No, because last time you
"I've been thinking your mother
lived with us for a month."
- And what was so bad about
- Everything.
- (laughs) Okay, all right.
Let me start again.
So since you and I are both
so busy with house showings
and your architecture firm
is really starting to ramp up
I have an idea of something
that I think might give you
and I just a little more free
- Free time?
Maybe a little bit of this?
- Maybe, maybe.
- (chuckles) I like the way
this conversation's going so
- Okay.
So my idea is for the
spare room over the garage.
- Okay, I'm listening.
- Why don't we find a renter for
the room
who could also be a nanny for
the kids?
What do you think?
- Well, so we rent the room
out, make a little extra money,
and there's someone close by
that can watch the kids, hmm.
- While we go island hopping
or take a long weekend here or
You know, the kids are
a little bit older now.
- Well, it's not a terrible
- Right?
I mean, ever since your
sister moved back to Texas,
we really haven't had
anybody we could rely on.
- So we'd have to rely on our
- Yeah, we would vet them really
- Okay, let's go look at the
and see if it's even rentable.
- Okay.
- Okay.
I haven't stepped foot in there
in months.
- Well, neither have I.
Come on, hun.
Let's take a look before
I have to go to work.
(bright music)
- I mean, we'll have some
cleaning to do.
- You will have some cleaning to
- Ha!
- This is all, all your stuff.
- Ah ha, it definitely
needs a fresh coat of paint.
- Yeah, for sure.
And, you know, we should call a
I mean, just let him
come in and double check.
Make sure everything's working
- Change the lock on the door.
- Yeah, sounds good.
- So what do we do? Do we
- No, no, I don't think so.
I think if we advertise,
it just might bring a
lot of unknown people.
Why don't we just post on
social media, you know?
See who maybe our friends could
- You are so smart.
- All right, babe, let's get
outta here.
This dust is getting to me,
and I gotta get to work.
- [Jonathan] I'll need coffee.
- [Wendy] You start now
and we'll knock this out
together when I get home.
(Lisa knocking on door)
- [Jonathan] Honey, she's here.
- Hi.
- You must be Lisa.
- Yes, I'm here to interview
for the guest room.
- Right, I'm Jonathan.
Come on in. This is my wife,
- [Lisa] Hi, Wendy. Nice to meet
- Hi, nice to meet you, Lisa.
You're our first interview.
- Oh.
- Why don't you have a seat
here in our dining room?
- The house is beautiful, wow.
- Ah, thank you.
Right there in the middle.
- Okay, thanks.
- All right.
- So Lisa, I wanna be honest
and up front with you.
- Of course.
- My husband and I are
interviewing a lot of people
because whoever we select is
gonna live in our guest room.
You know, basically become
a part of our family.
So we wanna take our time, you
And really get to know everyone
before we make our decision.
- I totally get it and I
wouldn't expect anything less.
- Okay, well, now that we
cleared the air.
(Wendy laughs)
Why don't we, why don't
you tell us about yourself?
Where'd you go to school?
Where'd you grow up?
- Well, I'm from Atlanta.
Not too far from here, actually.
And currently I'm studying
at UGA to become a vet.
I've always loved animals
and where I see myself
I would love to study to become-
- A financial analyst,
but that just didn't work out
for me.
On top of that disappointment,
my husband of 36 years has
that he would like a
younger version of me.
So I'm here trying to start a
new life.
And living in your guest room
would give me that opportunity-
- To have some time to myself.
I do not mind sharing with both
of you
that I have been going through
a difficult time lately.
It would mean so much to me
if I could be a part of your
You seem like kind and caring
(playful music)
Have you ever just wanted
to switch out your husband
and your kids for someone
I think I could definitely use
that kind of stability in
my life right now because-
- Because I'm a widow and
I'm not getting any younger.
I will be turning 70 next year.
So I need to find a family
who will take care of me when
I can't take care of myself.
Now, I lived on my own
since my husband passed away 30
years ago.
But I'm finally starting to feel
like I can move forward and-
- So after I got my
master's in psychology,
I felt really empowered,
but I still didn't feel like I
was ready
to start giving people advice.
I felt like I wanted to
see the world, you know?
Gain more life experience,
understand myself better.
So I started traveling.
I went to Europe, Asia, even
- Hi Mom.
- Mom, Dad.
- Hey.
- Mommy!
Ashley said I can't play with
- I didn't say couldn't.
I said he has to wait.
- Oh, okay.
- Okay, take that off.
- Okay, okay.
Both of you, hold on.
Come sit down, hun.
I want you to meet someone.
This is Maddy.
Maddy, these are our
kids, Ashley and Jake.
- Hi, nice to meet you.
- Hello.
- Hi, it's so nice to meet you
Oh my gosh. They're adorable.
- Thank you!
- Okay, let me guess.
Gymnast and baseball player.
- How'd you know?
- Hmm, I may have cheated when I
walked in
and saw your pictures in the
- (laughs) Okay, you know what?
You are perceptive
because those pictures are
really small.
- Well, I like to take in
everyone and everything
when I walk into a room.
It's just a habit that I have.
- Well, Maddy, we have a couple
more interviews tomorrow,
but I think you go right
to the top of the list.
- Really? You do.
- Absolutely, you're amazing.
I mean, honestly,
I didn't think we would
meet anyone like you.
- Yeah.
- Well, listen, I completely
It wouldn't be fair to the
and to yourselves if you
didn't meet everyone first
but I really do hope that it's
I mean, not only would I love
to live in your guest room,
but I'd really love to get
to know you guys better,
especially these two cuties.
- Well, listen, you
are the last one today,
so I'd love to make you
some coffee before you go
and chat for a minute more.
- Sure, I'd love to.
- Wonderful
- [Jonathan] Coffee, it is.
(Wendy laughs)
- Wow, I can't believe I've
been here for over an hour.
- I know, right? Me too.
Time flies when you're
enjoying the conversation.
- Yeah.
- You two are talking
like you were sisters.
- Oh gosh, I wish.
I'm at least 10 years older than
- My brother is nine years older
than me.
- Oh.
- Oh, and just so we're clear,
I am more than happy to
babysit, house sit, dog sit,
whatever works for you guys.
Anyway, I really should get
I, I don't wanna keep you guys
any longer.
So good to meet you guys.
- Great to meet you too
and thanks for staying a
little bit longer, so you know?
- Yeah.
- We'd get to know you a little
- Like we said, we have
a few more people to see,
but we'll make a decision
and let you know, okay?
- Well, no stress, you know?
Whatever happens,
I just hope that we can get
to know each other better
and, you know, maybe
spend some time together.
- That'd be really nice.
- Well, okay, thanks.
- [Jonathan] Alright. We'll be
in touch.
- Bye!
- Bye.
I liked her.
- I liked her too.
(light music)
(telephone ringing)
- Hey, babe.
- Why aren't you here?
I told you to be here waiting
for me.
- [Lance] You didn't gimme the
- Are you kidding me?
- I'm sorry.
- Damn it, Lance.
- Maddy?
- Oh, hi, Mr. Thompson.
- You waiting for a rideshare?
- Oh yeah.
My app's just saying that
it's gonna be 20 minutes.
- You want me to give you a
- Oh, no, no.
That's, that's not necessary.
I'll just wait.
- No, it's okay. I have time.
- No, I wouldn't burden you like
- It's not a problem.
I have an errand to run anyway.
Where are you going?
- Well, I'm meeting a
friend on State Street.
- Come on, I'll give you a ride.
- (laughs) Okay.
You know, these apps, technology
and all.
It never seems to work for me.
(Jonathan chuckles)
- You should ask my kids.
(birds chirping)
(dramatic music)
Turned out to be a nice
day for the convertible.
- So nice.
I've never been in a sports
car like this before.
- Really?
- Yeah, it's really hot.
Hey, watch out!
(horn honking)
(tires screeching)
- You okay?
- Yeah, that was close.
- I'm so sorry!
- No, that's okay.
Your reflexes are amazing.
- Yeah, I almost killed us.
- No, you totally saved our
- The guy that I ran off the
road, he's turning around.
He's coming up on my tail.
- [Maddy] He's probably
got a bit of road rage.
- A bit? It looks like he's
about to blow a gasket.
(car engine revving)
(dramatic music)
(tires screech)
(horn honking)
- Hey, what the hell's wrong
with you?
You could've killed me!
- I'm sorry. It was an accident.
- People like you
shouldn't even be driving.
Get outta the car.
- Back off.
- Get out of the car now!
(dramatic music)
- I advise you to stay down.
- Jonathan!
(Maddy gasps)
(driver shouts)
Watch out!
(both grunting)
(punch thuds)
(Jonathan groans)
Stay down.
- Jerk!
(car engine revs)
(somber music)
- I'm, I'm so sorry about that.
- Sorry? You don't have to
It wasn't your fault.
That guy has severe mental
- Well, I did almost run him off
the road,
- So that doesn't give him a
to start a fight with you.
(mysterious music)
(telephone ringing)
Where were you? I tried calling
- I don't know.
I guess the reception's
not too good around here.
So how'd it go?
- So good!
- Yeah?
- I'm so in, that father wants
to have it.
He has a crush on me.
- Ooh, already, huh?
- What can I say? I'm good.
- I know and hot.
- No, babe. Not here.
Not in public.
- Why?
- Because I don't want
him to know about you.
- Why not?
- Because I can't seduce him
if he knows I have a boyfriend.
- Well, he'll probably like you
even more
if he knows that you both have
- Yeah, you might actually
be right about that.
You may not be so dumb after
- Gee, thanks.
- Oh, I'm just kidding, baby.
I love you, I do.
I'm just kidding.
- Hey, so when do you find out?
- Well, he's got an interview
with some loser tomorrow.
Some girl named Jenna Brody.
I think she's my only
- You got this.
- I know I do.
Let's go get a drink.
- Where'd you get this?
- I stole it from Jonathan.
- Jonathan?
- I stole it out of his wallet.
- Naughty girl, so naughty.
- I'll return it once I have a
I'm sure I'll have plenty of
to put it back in his pants.
- I bet.
(bright music)
- What's for dinner, Mom?
- Chicken and broccoli.
- Yuck!
- [Jonathan] I'm back.
- Daddy's back!
- Mm, smells good.
- Broccoli does not smell good,
- Oh!
- Wait a minute.
I thought you were just
gonna run and grab the mail.
- Oh, yeah.
Construction on the highway.
It was closed for 20 minutes.
- Well, that's a good thing.
I mean, they're still
trying to clear the roads up
from the storm last week.
- Yeah, hey, look,
I was thinking maybe we should
the interviews tomorrow, right?
We have our girl, right?
- Yes, she's at the very top of
our list.
I mean, I was very impressed.
But, hun, I wanna look at
everybody else before we decide.
- Okay.
I need something to drink.
- What happened to your back,
- What?
- You have dirt.
- What?
- All over yourself.
You're a mess!
- Well, I don't know.
Maybe it got caught in
the washing machine.
- Not my washing machine.
It looks like you fell over.
- Well, I would've known if I
had, right?
- I would think. (sighs)
Oh, no, no, no.
You just stop, go, go clean up.
- Okay, I'm going!
I'm going, I'm going.
- That was silly.
- That was really silly.
Well, you guys are, you
guys are doing amazing.
I think I have two artists on my
That's what I think.
(suspenseful music)
(crickets chirping)
(object thumps)
- I heard something.
Lynn, did you hear that?
- [Lynn] No.
(suspenseful music)
(dog barks)
(woman sighs)
- Quiet.
What are you doing?
You're supposed to be sleeping.
You silly dog, you scared me.
You're lucky you're so cute.
You wanna sleep with Daddy and I
Just tonight. Would that be
Oh, yes.
Okay, shh, you gotta be quiet.
We don't wanna wake Jenna up.
Okay, here we go.
(ominous music)
(dramatic music)
(Jenna muffled screaming)
(suspenseful music)
(dog barking)
(dog whines)
- So you think I can sneak at
into the house and sleep over?
- No.
No, Lance, we talked about that.
No, you can't come there ever.
- Ever?
- Never!
It'll ruin everything.
They can't know that I have a
I, I have to seem like
I am indebted to them.
Do you understand?
And if they think that I have a
they're gonna think I'm
not focused on them.
You got it?
Stop being so selfish.
Baby, this is about us.
This is about,
it's about our future together.
And in six months,
we're gonna have everything they
It's the perfect con.
- I hope so.
You know, he never told me
how you met this family.
- Well, it was easy once I
heard about the guest room.
- What if they don't
even have a lot of money?
What if they don't even own that
Then what?
- You sound like you don't trust
- No, I trust you.
I, I just love you.
- No, you know what? Damn it,
Stop being such a wuss, okay?
Why don't you wear the pants for
I wonder about you sometimes.
- Wonder what?
- I wonder if you're good enough
for me.
- Maddy, don't be like that!
- [Maddy] Get away from me!
- Maddy!
- Leave me alone!
(suspenseful music)
(Maddy sobbing)
- [Father] So she is here?
She's going back to child
- No, we can't do that.
- Where is she?
- She's not here, okay?
She's, she's at my sister's!
Please stop! I said she's not
- You're lying to me!
- No, I'm not!
- You're lying to me.
- Please, hey!
Just, just leave her alone.
- She is here, I knew it!
She's going back to foster. You
hear me?
- No, wait! Wait, please!
- She's a menace!
- No, please, no! We can't do
that to her!
Okay, she has been moving
from house to house
since she was two years old!
- She's a problem!
- No, she's not!
- I said she's going back!
I didn't sign up for this.
Six months is long enough, okay?
When I agreed to a foster child,
I did not agree to a problem
Get outta the way!
- No, no!
- You're going back.
Get up.
- No!
- Come on!
- Stop!
- Come on!
- Stop, no!
- Shut up!
- You're hurting her!
You're hurting her!
Wait! Wait!
- I said come on!
- Bring her back!
- Get in the car!
Get in the car!
(Lance knocking on door)
- [Lance] Maddy, baby, please.
Get out of the bathroom.
(Maddy sobbing)
(Lance continues knocking)
Please I'm sorry.
Can you come out of the
Please come out and talk to me.
(suspenseful music)
- It was so nice to meet you,
- Thank you, it was
really nice to meet you.
- Thanks.
- Thank you so much.
- Nice to meet you.
- Hope to hear from you soon.
- Yeah.
- Have a good day.
- Okay.
- Bye!
Definitely no.
- Definitely.
- Can you believe that she
actually said
that she didn't like children?
- [Jonathan] And apparently she
- I thought I was gonna lose it.
(Jonathan chuckles)
Oh my gosh, it's Ms. Brody.
Yeah. Hi, Ms. Brody.
You know, Jenna didn't
show up for her interview.
- Somebody broke in our house
last night and poisoned her.
- Oh my God, is she okay?
- We don't know exactly.
We looked at the videos
from the security cameras
and we saw a dark figure in all
that crossed our driveway.
And the police seemed to
think this intruder came in
with a rag that had some sort
of chemical, like chloroform
and he put it over her mouth.
She almost died.
- Why in the world would
anyone want to kill Jenna?
- I don't know.
She's such a good girl!
She doesn't have any enemies.
I, I just don't know.
- Ms. Brody, please let us
know if there's anything at all
that we can do for you, please.
- Well, I guess we just
need to keep praying.
- Of course, of course.
We'll start praying right now.
Please call us if you need
- I appreciate that. Thank you.
- What's going on?
- Oh my gosh.
(suspenseful music)
(dog barking)
- That's terrible.
Why would anyone want to
do something like that?
- I don't know.
I mean, it's scary out there,
What? I mean, why would
someone hurt another person?
Especially an 18 year old girl,
who I am sure would not even
kill a fly.
Poor thing, I was so looking
forward to meeting her.
- I know, I know, hon.
- Well, we, uh.
- I know.
- We interviewed everyone else.
- I guess it's time to make a
- You know, we can do this
- I'm fine. Let's do it now.
- Okay, so who are our top
- Okay.
- Mm-hmm, yeah.
- Okay.
I think these are
definitely our top three.
- Agreed.
- Okay.
So who is your top choice?
I agree.
- She certainly checks all the
- She does, and we're sure
she can afford the rent.
- Yeah, and if she can't,
she can make it up with
her babysitting duties.
- And all of her references
checked out.
- Yeah, they were all solid.
- Well, she seems really
sweet and very smart.
- She reminds me of a
younger version of you.
- (laughs) Thanks, I think.
- Are you sure you're okay with
someone living in the house?
- You know, the more I think
about it,
I think it's a perfect fit for
right now.
- Okay, it's decided.
- Maddy's the one.
- Maddy's the one.
- I'm gonna call her and
tell her the good news.
- [Jonathan] Okay.
(suspenseful music)
(Maddy moaning softly)
(cellphone buzzing)
- Babe, your phone.
- Baby, there's not anyone
I want to talk to right now,
- What if it's the Thompsons?
(Maddy sighs)
(cellphone continues buzzing)
- Hello?
- Hi, is this Maddy?
- Yes, hi, Mrs. Thompson.
- Well, I have to tell you,
we interviewed a lot of people
and none of them had your
your background, your interest
in kids,
and oh gosh, so much more.
- Oh, thank you.
That's so kind of you.
- Well, to be honest, no one
person had the total package,
but you, you were everything
that we had hoped for
when we first came up with this
So Jonathan and I would like
to offer you the spare room.
- Oh, that's really,
you mean of all the people
that you interviewed,
you chose me?
- Yes, we did.
- Are you sure?
- Yes, Maddy, that's why we like
You were so humble.
- That's so kind of you.
- Maddy, you have all the
that we wanted in a renter
and a nanny for the kids.
- And our kids liked you best
- I loved them too.
- So the room can be ready
as early as Monday morning at
10:00 AM.
- Oh, that's perfect.
- Great, we'll have it
ready for your arrival.
- Okay, I'm really excited.
Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
- Okay, it's gonna be
(both laughing)
- We've got 'em.
- You are amazing.
(bright music)
- Maddy!
- Hi!
- Hi guys. (laughs)
How are you? Oh.
- We've been waiting for you.
- Thanks, guys.
It's really nice to see you
- It's nice to see you too.
- Are you moving in?
- I am!
- Great.
- You guys both seem like
you're really happy to have me.
- We are.
It's our first babysitter
that doesn't have gray hair.
- Hi, Maddy, welcome.
- Oh, hi, Mrs. Thompson.
- Oh, call me Wendy, please.
- I'm so happy to be here.
- Hey, Maddy. How are you?
- Should I call you Mr.
- Well, you're part of the
family now,
so definitely Jonathan.
- Y'all are just the nicest.
The world needs more people like
you guys.
- Huh.
- Aw, she's so sweet.
- Let's show you to your room.
- Yes.
- We have it all cleaned up for
- Thanks.
(bright music)
It's great.
- Yeah, well, I should
have seen it a week ago.
- Yeah, not a pretty sight.
- Wow, it's just perfect now.
- Yeah, they call it
the Mother-in-Law suite.
- (laughs) Okay, well,
I'm definitely not that.
- No. (laughs)
You wouldn't be here
if you were anything
like Jonathan's mother.
- Really?
- I was just kidding.
- Okay, now no fighting, you
What about your parents, Wendy?
Where are they?
- Well, we don't see them too
They live in Charleston,
but they do come around.
- Yeah, whenever Wendy's
father wants something from us.
- Okay, hun. Too much
My dad's not the nicest guy.
He has the tendency to
rub people the wrong way.
- And he's been rubbing me the
wrong way
since we started dating.
- What about your mom, Wendy?
Where is she?
- Oh, her mother's a saint,
but she's been brainwashed by
her father.
She can't even go out of the
without him knowing
exactly where she's going.
He even tracks her on his phone.
- Okay, Maddy doesn't wanna hear
about all of our family drama.
- I just wanna say thank
you guys so much for,
for everything.
- Oh, listen, you'll be family
So we want you to be comfortable
and want you to enjoy it.
- Thank you, Wendy.
- Don't cry.
- No, it's okay. They're just
happy tears.
- I'm glad.
So listen, why don't you
get settled in a little bit
and when you feel like it,
come downstairs and I'll
make us some breakfast?
- Okay, that sounds great.
- Okay.
(light piano music)
(upbeat music)
- Wendy, honey, come on.
We're gonna be late.
Wow, you look stunning.
- Thank you.
You don't look too bad yourself.
- Why, thank you.
- I'm ready.
- Let's go.
Kids, Maddy?
- Ashley, Jake, we're leaving.
- You look beautiful.
- Oh gosh, thanks.
Are you okay?
- I just never thought that
the American dream existed
and you two are living
it right in front of me.
- I am. (laughs)
But you can too someday.
- No, I, I don't think so.
- Yes, you can.
I mean, it didn't happen
overnight for Jonathan and I,
did it, Jonathan?
- No, definitely not.
We struggled for years trying
trying to fight our soulmate.
And once we found each other,
we kept missing the
opportunities of being together.
But a little perseverance.
- Yeah, a lot of perseverance.
- A lot of perseverance.
And we made it to what it is
- We started late.
But look, we have two beautiful
- What's wrong, Maddy?
- No, it's okay.
It's fine, I'm sorry.
I just, you guys are so perfect.
I just get jealous in a good
Well, (laughs) you guys should
get going.
I have lots of exciting
things planned for you guys.
- You do?
- I do.
Now go give your mom and dad
- Give me a hug.
- Behave, behave, behave.
- We're gonna be home by 11:00,
but you two can stay up to 10:00
as long as you don't fuss with
She's the boss tonight, right?
- Yes.
- Okay, good.
All right, have fun.
I love you.
- Love you.
Goodbye honey, we gotta go.
(light music)
(guests chattering)
- Katie, hi.
- Wendy!
So glad you could make it.
- Thank you so much for inviting
- Sure thing.
Oh, this must be your husband.
Very handsome.
- Thank you. This is Jonathan.
Jonathan, this is Katie.
- Hey, thanks for having us.
- Great to meet you.
- You too.
- I've heard so many things.
- Uh-oh.
- They're good things.
(both laughing)
- Great things. (laughs)
I wanna introduce you to my
I know you two that get along
Excuse me.
- Good, great.
- Isn't she the sweetest?
- Yeah.
- They're just the nicest
You're gonna love them.
- Pretty house.
- Yeah.
(suspenseful music)
- This is my very
handsome husband, Richard.
Richard, this is my new bestie,
and her husband Jonathan.
- Hi, Richard. It's so
nice to finally meet you.
- Richard, aren't you gonna say
Is this some kind of manly
custom I don't know about?
Are you two about to
stick out your chests,
circle each other and
yell out tribal calls?
- Jonathan, what's going on?
- It's nothing, honey.
It's okay.
Nice to meet you, Richard.
You remind me of someone from my
Just took me by surprise.
- Hmm, what college did you go
- Auburn.
- Alabama.
Must have crossed paths
at a game or something.
- Maybe.
- Hmm.
- Yeah, cool, cool, cool.
I'm so happy you two have found
some common ground. (laughs)
Excuse me, I've gotta go greet
some of the other guests,
but make yourselves comfortable.
Grab a drink some food,
relax and enjoy the music.
- Thanks.
- Absolutely.
Good to have you.
- Thank you.
- Let me talk to you.
- Okay, what was that about?
- It was nothing.
- Oh yeah, it was something.
Tell me and if that worked,
- The other day after our
I gave Maddy a ride into town.
- You gave Maddy a ride, what?
- Well, yeah, she needed a ride.
I was going that way.
It was no big deal but I got
and I veered to his lane
and well, he took offense.
He chased me down and
challenged me to a fight.
- Are you kidding me?
- No.
- And you walked away, right?
- Uh...
- Jonathan?
- He attacked me, so I hit him.
- You hit him? You could
go to jail for that.
- It was self-defense.
He instigated the whole thing.
- You could have driven away.
You were in the car.
- No, not this guy.
He would've chased me.
- Peachtree City is a small
Everybody knows everybody here.
- And does he not know that?
- When all this happened
was Maddy in the car?
- It's over.
- How do you know that?
How do you know that he's not
gonna decide
he wants to take revenge on us?
- He won't.
- You go smooth this out right
- No, no. Wendy, I will not do
- Yes, you will,
- Wendy, I cannot do that.
- Suck it up and apologize.
We're in their house.
We're at their party.
She's my new friend.
He's not going away, so do this.
Jonathan, you fix this for me.
You go fix this.
- Hey, okay.
I will go to do this
but don't blame me when
he doesn't respond.
- You'll see.
You'll be drinking buddies
before you know it, I'm sure.
- Yeah, right.
- Would you like an hors
- I don't know.
Are they fattening?
- Slightly, but why not live a
- You're right.
I'm gonna have one, thanks.
- [Lance] Mm-hmm.
Would you like an hors d'oeuvre?
(suspenseful music)
- I'm so happy you were able to
- It was so much fun.
Look, we're closing the party
- That's right, that's the way
to do it.
We'll have to do it again
next time just the four of us.
- Definitely.
- With this new defensive line,
we have a real shot against
Alabama, I'm telling you that.
- Oh, you keep dreaming.
- Oh, man.
We had a good time.
- Me too.
- All right, we'll talk again.
- All right.
- Thank you!
- Come here.
- Yeah.
(all laughing)
I had a great time, thanks for
having us.
- Good.
- Goodnight, Katie.
- [Both] Goodnight.
- Get home safe.
- We will, thank you.
- Thank you.
- Roll tide.
- Oh yeah!
(all laughing)
(light music)
- Oh yeah, I'm tired.
- Yeah, it was fun. I'm tired
Shh, she's sleeping.
- Why don't we wake her up?
- No, let her sleep.
I'm gonna go check on the kids.
- I'm gonna get some water.
- Be quiet!
(light music)
- [Ashley] Mom?
- Keep sleeping, honey.
Just checking on you.
- Come sit down with me.
- How was your night?
- It was fun, I really like
- So do I.
- She talks a lot about
her childhood though.
- She did, huh?
- Yeah.
She said she, um,
she said she went from a
new family to a new family,
and she didn't seem too happy
when she was telling us.
She called herself a frosted?
I mean, a frosted?
- A foster child?
- Yeah, that's it.
She didn't seem too happy when
she was telling us about it.
- I wonder why she was
telling you all that stuff.
- Well, you were talking about
you and Grandma and Grandpa.
- Well, it's probably good
for us to know all about her
since she's living here with us,
- I guess so.
- Okay, why don't you get back
to sleep?
'Cause you've got a
big day tomorrow, okay?
- [Ashley] Okay.
- Okay, honey. I love you.
- Love you.
(suspenseful music)
(Jonathan moans)
- What are you doing?
- Jonathan seemed tense.
I was just massaging him.
- You shouldn't even be touching
- I'm sorry, I used to be a
I didn't mean anything by it.
- Wendy, it was nothing.
- I saw, Jonathan,
you looked like you were
enjoying that
just a little too much.
- Look, I thought it was you.
It felt good, I, um, it wasn't
- Could have fooled me.
(dramatic music)
- Wendy!
(ominous music)
Wendy, will you stop?
- Do you have a problem with me?
I mean, is it Maddy that you
want now?
- What? No.
Why are you saying that?
- You didn't tell me about
the road rage incident
until tonight when you ran into
Why is that?
- I didn't think it was that
- Because you were showing
off in front of Maddy,
because you didn't want me to
that you drove Maddy down the
You told me you were taking the
mail out.
You were showing off your Jaguar
and your masculinity to the
- Okay, Wendy, I'm sorry.
Yes, I should have told you.
But I, I didn't think it was a
big deal.
- And just now,
getting turned on while the
massages the back of your neck?
- I thought that was you.
- Do you actually think
that I am that stupid?
- No!
The last time I saw her, she,
that we saw her, she was
sleeping on the couch.
- [Jake] Mommy?
- You'll go check on him.
I'm gonna go talk to Maddy.
- Wendy.
This is not a big deal
and you're acting paranoid.
(suspenseful music)
- Maddy?
(Wendy knocks on door)
Can we talk?
- Yes, yes, of course.
- Come on down.
- I am so sorry, Wendy.
I totally crossed a line.
I never should have put
a hand on your husband,
let alone massage him.
It won't happen again.
- I'd appreciate that, Maddy.
But I know that my husband
has a wandering eye.
I know that.
He cheated on me once.
It almost destroyed our marriage
before the kids were born.
But the kids came soon after,
so I decided to work it
out or I'd be a single mom.
- I'm really sorry.
- But I love him.
I love him.
But all men are like that.
So I figured I'd be better off
kicking the father of
my children into shape
than starting over again
with a new man, right?
It's just that my father
loved me with all that he had.
So it's hard for me when
Jonathan can't.
- I wish I had a father like
your father.
You're a lucky girl.
- When Jonathan cheated on me,
I thought my father was gonna
kill him.
- You really did?
Would he do that for you?
- He would walk in
front of a train for me.
He used to tell me
that he only wanted one little
so he could give her all
of the love that he had.
(somber piano music)
- It sounds like you
had a perfect childhood.
- I did.
I mean, we had our issues
just like everybody else,
but it was pretty perfect.
- I hope that I can have
a family one day too.
A little boy and a little
girl like Ashley and Jake.
That way I can correct the
mistakes that my parents made.
You know, they say these
things are generational,
but I wanna break the curse
so that my grandkids don't
have to deal with this.
- Maddy, you're gonna find
the right man someday.
When the time is right.
Don't rush it.
- I, I don't think there's any
more time.
I think I'm too old.
- No, you're not.
Look, it's been a long night.
I'm gonna get outta your hair.
I know the kids have
worn your batteries down.
- I don't mind taking care of
It's a pleasure.
Thank you for understanding,
I really appreciate it.
- I'll see you in the morning.
(Maddy sighs)
(Maddy crying softly)
(telephone ringing)
(suspenseful music)
- [Maddy] Damn it, Lance.
- Maddy, come out front.
- How'd you know where to find
What the hell are you doing
- I saw the Thompsons.
They were at a party
I was working tonight.
- There's a reason
I didn't give you the
address of where I was at.
- But I can't stand to be
without you.
You're torturing me.
I need you, Maddy.
- Do you trust me?
- Of course I trust you.
- Then listen to me.
Coming here can ruin everything.
- [Jonathan] Maddy? (knocks on
- Damn it, what's he doing here?
- Who?
- Okay, you know what?
I, I gotta go.
Shut up and stay away until I'll
call you.
- But Maddy.
- I'll call for you.
- Maddy! Damn it.
- What are you doing here?
- I just wanted to apologize.
- Come in.
- I knew that was you massaging
- Then why didn't you stop me?
- Because Wendy hasn't
touched me like that in years.
- Too bad, Jonathan.
You have a family.
It's way more valuable than
a fling with a babysitter.
- I want both.
- God, I'm gonna lose my job.
I'm gonna lose my home,
- No, you won't.
I won't let that happen.
(Maddy laughs)
- You don't wear the pants
in the family, Jonathan.
It's obvious Wendy has all the
- Huh.
Well, I would just like to have
a little affection once in
- No, what you need is sex.
- Same thing.
- No, it's not.
- I know you like me, Maddy.
I can feel it.
- I do like you, but you can't
always get what you want.
- Oh, yes you can.
Yes you can.
Wendy won't know anything.
It'll be our secret.
I can be very good to you
if you let me have you
(suspenseful music)
- Mom, why is Dad sleeping on
the couch in the living room?
- What, honey?
- Dad is sleeping on the
couch in the living room.
- Yeah, yeah.
You know what, baby?
He probably just couldn't sleep.
It's okay.
Let's go get you some breakfast
and we'll check on Dad, okay?
- Okay.
- How'd you sleep?
- Good.
- You hungry, hun?
- Yeah.
Wake up, Dad.
- Huh?
- You didn't make it to
bed last night, did you?
Ashley, sweetie.
You go wake up your brother for
- Okay.
- Thank you.
Okay, I don't know what
happened last night,
but let's just put it behind us,
Maybe I'm just a little too
- Wendy, I am so sorry.
I did, I should have
realized that it was Maddy.
I swear I thought it was you.
I don't mean to upset you.
Believe me, please believe me.
- I believe you, I do.
I do, I believe you.
- I love you, honey.
(dramatic music)
- Go take a shower.
I'll get some coffee.
- Okay.
- Morning, Wendy.
Why don't you put on your
bikini and come lay out with me?
- No, no, I can't really.
I've gotta get the kids ready.
They're spending the day
with their grandparents.
- With your parents?
- Yeah, yeah.
They're driving down from
We're gonna go grab some
lunch at the avenue.
- Oh, really?
- Yeah, why?
- Well, no, I just thought that
you said
that you didn't talk to them
very often.
- No, no, I didn't say that.
I just said that my father
can be difficult to deal with at
They love spending time
with Ashley and Jake.
I tried to get 'em to
move down here, actually.
But he's pretty set in his ways.
Doesn't do change very well.
- Not even for his grandkids?
- Yeah, unfortunately.
- Can I meet them?
- Sure, of course.
- Well, I, I should go change.
- Yeah, my father's a real
He might think it's odd if a
strange woman
is walking around our
backyard in a bikini.
(Maddy chuckles)
(suspenseful music)
(bright music)
(car horn honking)
- Grandpa!
- Grandma!
- Oh my goodness.
- So good to see you.
- Hi Jake, how you doing?
- You look great.
- You're getting so big.
- Hey, Mom.
- Hi!
- How was your drive?
- Non-eventful, which is
exactly the way I like it.
- Nice to see you, Arthur.
- Well, you're looking better,
- Jonathan.
- Right.
- And what do you mean better?
- Well, last time I saw you,
you weren't too healthy.
- Well, I'm glad I look better,
- [Wendy] Dad. (laughs)
- Now you, you are looking good.
- Thanks, Dad. You look good
- [Jake] I'm hungry.
When are we gonna go eat?
- Wait until you see my room.
Me and my mom decorated it.
It looks so good.
- Who's this?
- Oh, that's Maddy.
She lives in the guest
room above the garage.
- Well, let's go meet the
new member of our family.
- Mom, Dad, this is Maddy.
(suspenseful music)
- Hi. Sorry, I'm a hugger.
- Oh, Bev. Give it a break.
The girl doesn't know you.
It's like these people say
you're stepping into her
personal space.
- Give me a break, Arthur.
There's nothing wrong with
You ought to try it sometimes.
- No, but it's a handshake.
Now that's a grip.
I had a girl working for me.
She had a grip like a
You're not far behind.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
- It's nice meet you too, sir.
- Old school, I like that.
She's a looker too.
- Really Art? She's the
- She's an attractive woman.
There's nothing wrong
with telling her that.
- The term looker's a bit
It's not 1970 anymore.
- Will you stop with your
politically correct nonsense?
- Okay, well, why don't we go
and have some hor
d'oeuvres in the kitchen?
- I can't wait.
- Hey, good idea! I'm starved.
Beverly here didn't stop
at all on the way down.
She couldn't find the ladies'
- [Jonathan] Well, good
news, there's one here.
- [Beverly] This is quite a
spread you and your mom put on.
- Maddy?
Maddy, are you okay?
You seem bothered.
- Just the three generations.
It's making me think of
my own broken family.
What happened to your family,
- I never really knew my birth
I was placed in foster
care at a young age.
- That must have been so hard.
- It was.
It was a terrible thing
to do to a little girl.
The absolute worst thing you
could ever do to a child.
- That's awful.
- Imagine being placed in a home
where the only reason they want
is because you're getting
money from the state.
- Maddy, I am so, so sorry.
- [Jonathan] Hey, you guys
- Yeah.
Yeah, we'll be there in just a
Maddy, could you tell me again
how it was you first heard
about the guest room for rent?
(ominous music)
- Just word of mouth.
- [Jonathan] Wendy, we're
- You should get going.
- [Wendy] Yeah.
(baby crying)
- I told you don't get pregnant.
You still did! (echoing)
- You're not gonna take any
responsibility? (echoing)
No! No! (sobbing)
My baby!
- I am not sure what
that is, but it's good.
You should try this, this
- Ashley, have you done
different with your hair?
- Oh yeah, she's growing up.
- It's so pretty.
Oh my gosh.
Wendy, what is this cheese?
It's delicious.
- Yeah, honey, we've
never had this before.
- Oh, Gouda, Mom.
It's Gouda cheese.
I bought it the other day
at the wine and cheese store in
- Huh.
- I like it.
- Look, slow down on it.
It's expensive, it's not candy.
- I hope he's not eating candy
like this.
- Alright, well,
we're about 30 minutes out
from our reservation at
Palmer's, so let's get going.
- Yeah, yeah. Let's
not spoil our appetite.
I mean, honestly, Palmer's is
the best restaurant in town.
- I hope so.
Last time we ate there, Bev got
- No, Arthur. Different
In fact, it was a different
- Well, we should get going.
Let's go, load up.
- Yeah, like I can remember
every place we ate. (chuckles)
Like I'm supposed to know that.
- [Beverly] Now let's go.
- [Jake] Grandpa, you've gotta
see this.
- Wendy?
Where are you going, honey?
- Just gonna check the washer.
Make sure it's set before
we leave the house.
I'll meet you out front in two
- Okay.
(suspenseful music)
(Wendy knocks on door)
- Maddy?
(Wendy knocks on door)
(dramatic music)
- Come on, Dad.
- Wow, it's nice out.
- Watch out.
- We'll see you there.
You do know where you're going,
- Of course I do.
- Honey, you sure you don't
want us all to go together?
- No, no. There's six of us.
There's only five seat belts.
Let the kids go with you.
I'll go with Mom and Dad.
- Remember when there were no
seat belts?
We had fun.
- Yeah, Dad.
It was incredibly unsafe.
- Hey kids, come on.
Get in the Jag. I'll put the top
(suspenseful music)
- Could you slow down, Arthur?
- If I went any slower I'd be
backing up.
- Please, there's no reason to
You don't have to hurry down
these roads.
- I'm just trying to keep
up with your husband.
- He's in a sports car, Dad.
(gun clicks)
What was that?
- Did you put something in the
- No, I didn't. Did you?
- No. Uh, Arthur?
- Maddy, what are you doing?
- New plan, folks.
Ya ain't going to lunch.
- What the hell's going on?
- Turn around, Wendy.
Don't look at me. Just do what I
We're gonna take a little family
- Settle down.
Keep pointing that gun.
It might be loaded.
- Oh yeah, old man.
It is loaded and I'll use it if
I have to.
- Maddy, Maddy, I don't
know what you're planning,
but please don't take this any
You don't have to do this.
- Yes I do.
Now shut the hell up!
- What do you want me to do?
- Give me your phones, now I
- Where am I going?
- Griffin.
- That's an hour away.
- I know.
- What's in Griffin?
- Something very familiar.
Now keep driving.
Follow my directions or I'm
gonna shoot you all, got it?
- Yeah, got it.
- Good, now I don't
wanna hear any talking.
Keep driving.
(suspenseful music)
- Where'd they go? They
were right behind us.
I don't know.
- Maybe call Mom?
- Yeah.
(telephone ringing)
- [Wendy] Hello, this is Wendy
Please leave your name
and number at the beep.
(voicemail beeps)
- That's strange.
- What are we doing here? And
who is she?
- I don't know, but I think
we're gonna find out soon.
- Is this really necessary,
We know you have a gun.
You don't have to keep it
pointed at me the entire time.
- I told you to shut up.
- I've only treated you nice,
You don't have to do this.
- Make a right up there
where that gas station is.
- Isn't that where we used to
- Yeah, right on Taylor.
- Just drive.
I'm sure you'll remember
how to get to your house.
- You guys go watch TV or
- [Jake] Yay.
- [Ashley] I'm gonna go check my
(telephone ringing)
- [Wendy] Hello, this is Wendy
Please leave your name
and number at the beep.
(voicemail beeps)
- Wendy, where are you guys?
You didn't show up at the
Call me, I'm worried.
Damn it.
(suspenseful music)
- Get over there, now!
Get over there on the top of
those stairs!
Move it, now!
- What's going on?
Are you finally gotta tell us?
- Look familiar?
- Yeah, we used to live here.
- There it is, you said it.
- Said what?
- We.
Yeah, Wendy and Beverly and
I when she was a little girl.
- Just the three of you?
Looks like Mom over here is
putting two and two together.
- I don't know what the
hell you're talking about.
- Of course you don't,
because you don't care.
- What's going on?
- Can't you figure it out, Dad?
- I'm an idiot.
- It's a little late for that,
- Why do you keep calling her
- Don't you see it, Arthur?
Don't you see the resemblance?
Look at them.
She's Kayla.
- Who's Kayla?
- I should just shoot you now.
- No, please don't.
- Why not?
He destroyed my life.
It's time I destroyed his.
- What would that solve, Maddy?
What would that solve?
- That's our Kayla?
- Bingo, you finally figured it
Good job, Arthur.
Smart thinking.
- Please, Kayla.
I tried to stop him, I tried.
- My name is not Kayla.
It's Maddy.
At least that's what
the foster care administrators
called me.
They didn't know my name
'cause my father over here
didn't give them a real birth
- That's not true.
- Oh, yes it is.
- Please don't do this, Maddy.
What are you gonna get out of
- Revenge.
All this time you could
have come back for me,
but you didn't.
I got shipped off from foster
care home to foster care home.
And I had terrible things done
to me
by men who were supposed to be
my father.
My childhood was torture
because of you three
and now it's time to pay.
- I'm sorry.
It was my fault.
I shouldn't have done what I
- But you did.
You can't take it back
just 'cause you got a barrel
of a gun pointed at your face.
It means nothing now.
(gunshot blasts)
(dramatic music)
- No!
No! No, Dad! Oh!
Dad, no!
Oh my God, Dad.
All right, Maddy, you shot him.
Do you feel better?
- No, I don't.
I think I'd like to watch him
- The phones are in the car.
Call an ambulance.
Please don't let him die.
- Why not? You're so weak.
You let your baby girl die.
- I didn't know!
They told me they placed
you with a good family,
a wealthy family that would
take good care of you.
- Well, they lied.
First family wasn't even a
it was a man who abused me.
And then when he was done with
he sent me back and they
put me with another family.
Only that family treated me like
I could go on and on.
- Don't let him die, Maddy.
Don't let him die.
(Arthur groaning)
- No. You know what?
Actually, I think I'm
gonna kill both of you.
- You can't do that.
Ashley and Jake need me.
- Well, they have me now and
we're gonna be a happy family.
- What are you talking about?
- Jonathan and I, we're gonna
raise the kids correctly
and we're gonna have a baby of
our own.
- Oh my God.
You're insane.
- No, I'm not.
I'm not insane!
I'm damaged.
There's a difference.
- Why did you do this?
- Such a pity.
(Arthur groaning)
(distant siren wailing)
(both grunting)
(dramatic music)
- Wait.
(Maddy groans)
Maddy, stop it, Maddy.
I understand what you're going
- No, you don't.
No, you don't!
There's no way you could
You're living your perfect
little life.
- And I am so sorry about that.
But there is nothing we could
do to change the past now.
- All we could do is live in the
and try to make it better.
- I can't because I don't have a
- I'll help you.
- Why? Why are you gonna help
- Because you're my sister.
Because you're the
sister I was deprived of.
You're the sister I always
You're the hope I have had
in my heart my entire life.
- Then why didn't you come
looking for me?
- Because they told me that
you didn't want us to find you.
They told us that you were
I didn't wanna cause you any
more pain.
I love you, Kayla.
I know that you found those
pictures in the closet.
I kept those pictures for all
those years
because I hoped that one day
you would come find us again.
I love you.
I love you. (sobbing)
I love you.
Go call 911, it'll be okay.
(light piano music)
(suspenseful music)
(telephone ringing)
Hello, this is Wendy Thompson.
Please leave your name
and number at the beep.
(voicemail beeps)
- Wendy, it's me.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, please, I
promise I will be faithful.
Please give me another chance.
Please, for the kids.
(Jonathan grunts)
(suspenseful music)
- Wendy, it's so nice to see
I can always expect you on
the first day every month.
- Well, this is a big one.
- Yeah, I know.
She's gonna be here real soon.
You know, you have no idea
how much it means to me
that you're gonna be her mom.
- No, you're gonna always be her
I'm just gonna be her stepmom
until you get out of here.
- Yeah, I'm not getting
outta here anytime soon.
I don't deserve to.
No matter what happens in life,
you gotta take responsibility.
You just, you can't do
things like that. You know?
And I've done it for a
long time and it's wrong.
I can't do it anymore.
- No matter what, I love you,
and I am always gonna be here
for you
and now I'm gonna fight
for other foster children.
I'm gonna make sure that they
go to the best homes possible.
- Thank you, Wendy.
You don't know how much that
means to me.
How are Jake and Ashley?
How are they doing in school?
- [Wendy] They're awesome.
They said to tell you, "Hey."
They're just knocking it out of
the park.
(dramatic music)
(suspenseful music)