A Sister's Secret (2018) Movie Script

[ Cheers and applause ]
Welcome to the Jefferson High
Aquatics Gymnasium
for the 2004 Girls Finals
in the 4x100 meter
freestyle relay.
The early favorites today
have to be the team
of Jefferson High,
with the twin sisters
Callie and Elizabeth Abbott.
[ Indistinct shouting ]
Take your mark.
They're off.
Gets out to the early lead
with Jefferson
following close behind
in lane four.
They're trailed by Willow Park
in lane three.
But with all of
these swimmers here today,
it's really anyone's race.
All right, they make it to
the first change at the diver.
Still in the lead,
but Jefferson
is right on their heels.
Elizabeth Abbott is in the pool,
and she is something else.
Oh, my!
She just put in an incredible
time swimming the second leg.
The dynamic twin-sister duo
of Callie and Elizabeth Abbott
are a force to be reckoned with.
It's gonna be
up to Callie Abbott to see
if she can bring it home
for Jefferson High.
She's in the pool.
She's coming up.
In the lead, but Jefferson
is pulling in close.
It's neck and neck.
Callie Abbott, she's coming!
Oh, my! Callie Abbott!
Jefferson High!
They are your new champions!
[ Cheers and applause ]
You owe me.
Put it on my tab.
When I'm selling mansions,
I'll buy you whatever you want.
Yeah, right!
I'm not waiting that long.
Well, that chemistry test
I aced for you
more than makes up for it.
No way.
That was a no-brainer for you.
It's the result, not the effort.
There you are!
I am so proud of you two.
Honestly, I don't know
where you get it.
Your mom would have drowned
in a kiddie pool.
You'd better not. You said I owe you.
I'm smelling
swim scholarships...
Don't you dare! Callie,
come back here.
I'm Elizabeth.
I'll be right back.
You're not fooling me, Callie!
What is she doing?
Oh, my God.
What's going on?
This is so embarrassing.
That's Ricky Davis.
That's the guy I told you about.
Oh, no,
she's still talking to him.
She's at it again,
pretending to be me.
Now you owe me big time.
What'd you do?
Aunt Rose, Lizzie's gonna be
needing a prom dress.
I hate you.
Oh, my God, I love you!
[ Laughs ]
You'd let me go to prom
with Ricky Davis.
[ Laughter ]
So exciting.
[ Horns honking ]
[ Door closes ]
Play some samba. Okay.
[ Cellphone ringing ]
[ Samba music playing]
I spy mac and cheese!
Aunt Rose's specialty.
You are such a good mom.
Don't call me Mom.
Aunt Lizzie! Hey, munchkin!
So tell me, what's on
your social calendar tonight?
Ugh, Hawks game with a client.
They're playing the Cavs.
Oh, LeBron?
Don't sound so thrilled.
What I wouldn't give
for a night at home
and a bowl
of that mac and cheese.
Hey, I will trade you the kids
and all the mac and cheese
you can eat for those seats.
Make it Callie's meatloaf
for Braves tickets.
Oh, Braves ain't
making the playoffs.
Besides, my wife's meatloaf
is pushing
serious gourmet territory.
Hmm, how about
a Sunday-night dinner?
I could use a little normal.
Sounds like a deal to me,
but if you want normal,
I'll give you
Ruby's ballet practice,
a cub scout meet,
and, uh, some window cleaning
on Saturday.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Speaks indistinctly ]
Grady seems fine. Where are my kids?
It's an act. He's not happy
about this weekend.
So did you go out
with Jackson yet?
We'll talk about it
when I get up there.
I'm bringing a case of wine.
I want French labels
I can't pronounce.
[ Squeals ]
See you tomorrow!
Big weekend. Grady:
I found the whole zoo.
I got my monkey.
I got my little pudding.
[ Horns honking ]
[ Elevator bell dings ]
Woman: Good morning, Elizabeth.
Be careful in there.
Mr. Finch
is having a meltdown.
[ Door closes ]
Hey, Lizzie.
[ Door opens ]
Elizabeth: Jackson, my God,
Dylan Finch,
my new interior designer.
What the hell's his problem?
Jackson: He wants
his money back.
I feel like I've said it
hundreds of times.
It's a long-term investment.
Don't put in more than
you can afford to risk.
It's just...
It's starting to get to me.
Let's just give him some time.
Hopefully, he'll calm down.
[ Sighs ]
Oh, 2,000 calories
in a paper cup.
Thank you.
[ Chuckles ]
Janice, uh, we got it.
Thank you so much.
Wait, so, uh,
what are you doing here?
Oh, did you miss me already?
I don't know.
You haven't left yet.
[ Laughing ] Ouch.
Well, you better get a good look
because you're gonna
miss me lots.
[ French accent ]
Well, in that case, madame,
I better take you
to Les Bouquet for lunch.
[ Scoffs ]
Wish I could,
but I have to get on the road.
If I get stuck in traffic,
my sister'll kill me.
She's been planning
this trip forever.
Maybe I should go with you.
But fishing, worms, hooks.
Ooh, and that smell.
[ Chuckles ]
Now, if you're talking a weekend
getaway in Manhattan...
...South Beach, Vegas, maybe?
Mm. Ah.
But, but it is your big 3-0.
Jackson, most people would say,
"You shouldn't have,"
but I'm not most people. It's... It's no big deal.
So you gonna open it,
or should I add X-ray vision
to the list of superpowers?
Well, I'll open it
thinking of you
while I'm gutting the fish.
Ruby: Mommy! Mommy!
Come here!
Unless someone's bleeding,
Mommy needs one sec.
Jed: Mommy! Mommy! Mommy! Come here!
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday...
Yay! Yay!
Yay! Yay!
[ Gasps ]
It's vanilla and sprinkles!
That's my favorite!
[ Chuckles ] Oohh!
What happened here?
Oh! Mm.
Come here.
Mommy's gonna
miss you both so much.
[ Cellphone beeps ]
We could all go with you...
Yay, Mommy!
Yay, Mommy!
[ Chuckles ]
Hey, guys,
why don't y'all grab the cake?
Get the plates.
Get everything ready.
Be careful.Careful.
You got it, baby girl?
I want us all together
for your birthday.
Is that so bad?
[ Sighs ] I wish we were going
as a family, too,
but I promised Elizabeth.
Have her and Rose come here.
We'll splurge.
I'll barbecue shrimp,
celebrate together as a family.
I would,
but it's her big day, too,
and she just wanted it to be us.
She doesn't have anyone.
She's having
a little life crisis.
In her luxury apartment,
driving around in her Porsche,
and her high-paying finance job
surrounded by rich,
eligible men.
It's not your fault
she's alone, Callie.
[ Sighs ]
Why are you making this harder?
I didn't think that I was.
[ Chuckles ]
Gonna miss you.
[ Smooches ]
Happy birthday.
[ Sighs ]
You don't like it?
[ Sniffles ]
No, I love it.
It's not the bracelet.
What is it, sweetheart?
It's not you, it's me.
Ruby: What's wrong,
[ Sighs ]
Nothing. I'm so happy.
Look at the beautiful gift
Daddy gave me.
This one is for you.
And this one is for you.
Can we eat it
before lunch, Mommy?
[ Laughs ]
Okay, let's cut this baby up!
Oh, thank you.
Okay, ready? I'm gonna have
a piece.
[ Garage door opening ]
[ Sighs ]
I love you, Callie.
But I really need you to think
if you want this to work.
You know I do.
I'm trying.
I want to believe you, but...
Maybe you're right.
When you come home,
I'll get my girl back.
Happy birthday.
[ Car departs ]
[ Fishing reel clicks ]
Callie: Ruby's so jealous
of Jed's tee-ball trophy.
She asked me why they don't
give awards for ballet.
So sibling rivalry isgenetic.
Lizzie and I don't compete.
Oh, really?
You were always late.
And Lizzie is Miss Punctual.
I just thought you were
trying to one-up her.
Traffic's gotten so bad.
So, uh, how's Grady?
But you told me that... Oh, I mean...
we have our bumps.
Whoa, that-that's a lot of...
Well, you know
Lizzie can't eat spicy,
so it's a good thing
it's just us.
Callie: Hello!
Aunt Rose!
Oh, Callie!
It is so good to see you.
Aunt Rose, you got us mixed up.
Oh, really?
Confess, Elizabeth.
Or Lizzie's about
to chow down on salsa so spicy,
it'll make
a jalapeo peel itself.
And as I recall,
last time you had spicy salsa
was the Fourth of July picnic...
where you pooped your pants?
[ Laughs ]
That's right.
I don't know
what made more noise exploding,
you or the fireworks.
That's so embarrassing!
I told you this wouldn't work!
Too bad, too, 'cause I was
about to convince you
that Grady was having an affair
with Miranda Lambert.
Bless y'all for tryin'.Hi.
[ Upbeat music plays]
Where's the wine opener? Check the second drawer.
A gypsy woman
Wow, when did you
start roasting chicken?!
As soon as Costco
started roasting it for me.
I confess,
I would've been happy
with just some mac and cheese.
Oh, tired of
your Michelin-star diet?
Not the same
as a home-cooked meal.
it's the blue box. Who's that from?
A friend.
Jackson. No way!
Open it.
[ All gasp ]
[ Chuckles ] Wow.
That is quite an expensive gift.
[ Chuckles ]
Well, how are you gonna
show your appreciation?
I'm not sure what he wants.
Oh, I know what he wants.
Just because I'm trapped
in Fayetteville, Georgia,
doesn't mean I don't know
[French accent] the ways of the world.
Oh, I'd hardly call
your life "trapped."
Your mom and dad would be
so proud of you both.
[ Scoffs ] Really?
I'm a housewife.
And I'm single and can't
keep a house plant alive.
Which definitely
speaks "failure."
You are a dedicated
wife and mother
with a wonderful husband
and two wonderful kids.
Who I really love,
but I always thought
I'd be the one hob-nobbing
with Atlanta who's who.
My life would be more exciting
like Lizzie's.
Oh, by "exciting", you mean
the nauseous pit of regret
staring at the stream
of Tinder losers in your bed?
Who got your motor revvin'
the night before!
Oh, poor you, Lizzie,
the agony of $200
expense meals
at four-star restaurants.
With mind-numbing bores
who make half-assed
drunk passes at you,
pretending to giggle it away
for the sake of the account
while fantasizing stabbing
your salad fork in their eye.
Oh, pity you.
With a closet
full of designer clothes,
Chanel bags, and Louboutins.
Oh, well, you've got me there.
But not Loubies, Manolos.
And don't forget
my fabulous pedicure!
Enough of this bickering
before it's pistols at dawn.
Now... let's eat.
[ Laughter ]
I know you two love me,
but this is your big milestone.
Why are you spending it here?
You're surprised
we want to be with you?
No, I just wasn't expecting
2 mid-life crises at 30.
Well, if it's good enough
for Callie,
it's good enough for me.
Aww, it's our relay medals.
They're all polished.
Rose: I was so proud
of you two that day.
But not because you cheated...
I saw Lizzie swim your leg...
but because it showed me
that you two
would always be there
for each other no matter what.
But now that you're grown,
you've got to be accountable
to yourselves.
Girls, you're not victims.
You have made life choices.
Own them.
Sitting around
comparing disappointments,
that doesn't do anygood.
What do you expect me to do?
Take charge!
Don't be afraid!
Life's journey
goes down many roads.
If you don't like one,
you try another.
Same goes for you.
You're the catch of the century.
Do you really want to be alone?
After your uncle died,
I made that choice.
I don't recommend it.
Aww, Auntie, we love you.
Aww, Auntie, we love you.
[ Thunder rumbles ]
Callie, you awake?
We should reconsider your plan.
We can't even fool Aunt Rose.
She's known us our whole lives.
Nobody else could ever
tell the difference.
Remember Mrs. Hanson?
Oh, yeah, that was
really mean of us.
What makes you think
being me for a week
is going to lead
to some great epiphany?
You don't know
what it's like being me.
You'll find out,
then you'll know.
[ Sighs ]
Just please, I really need this.
[ Gasps ]
Is that...?
[ Scoffs ] No way!
It's for medicinal purposes.
Auntie will smell it.
And what, ground us?
You should really
be talking to Grady.
I mean, according to
the marriage handbook,
you're supposed to
tell each other everything.
What am I gonna say?
"I'm bored."
"You're boring."
"Our life is boring."
"I love you, but I want more."
Besides, after what happened
with Avery, I...
You said nothing happened.
It's over.
It is, but it got close.
What do you mean "close"?
What's so terrible
about your life?
I'm 30 years old
living four blocks
from the Dairy Queen
where we were born.
The only excitement I get
is living vicariously
through your Instagram account.
I don't remember the last time
I was dress-up, on-the-town hot.
Smells delicious. I'm starving.
Mornin'.Good morning.
After last night,
I didn't know if you'd want
biscuits or a bag of Doritos.
[ Chuckles ]
I thought we're spending
the weekend together.
We talked all night
about what you said,
and we're taking charge.
But we'll be back next month
for your birthday.
It was your advice.
Please don't be mad.
All right,
happy birthday, girls!
Breathe, right? Breathe, yes.
Callie, what if Grady
wants to...
you know, I'm looking h-o-t...
Trust me, it's been months.
He sleeps in the den watching
History Channel all night.
One for the road?
Ready?[ Both chuckle ]
I'm so happy we're doing this.
You're the best. I love you.
Elizabeth: Oh, you'd better give me that.
Good catch.
Okay, don't forget
to forward your calls.
[ Both chuckle ]
Bye! [ Chuckles ]
[ Engine starts, revs ]
It's good to be you!
[ Engine revs ]
Oh! [ Chuckles ]
Let's dance! Okay.
[ Dance music plays]
There's just something about you
I can't quite describe
In your name, I
hear a melody
That makes me feel alive
Feel a beat when you're
walking, walking
Sing along when you're
talking, talking
And it kind of sound
like whoo-hoo-hoo
I don't care if we'll
take this fast or slow
Honey, I just want to know
if you can hear it, too
- [ Thinking ] No black dress.
- I only want to dance with
- I'm feeling gold tonight.
- I only want to dance with you
- Mommy!
- [ Gasps ] Hi, sweet pea!
Mommy missed you so much!
[ Chuckles ]
Mommy's home![ Gasps ]
Oh, surprise!
Ahh! [ Laughs ]
Mommy, I thought
you'd be gone all weekend!
I missed you all.
Mmm, you smell delicious,
I could eat you!
That's what Aunt Lizzie does.
[ Chuckles ] Oh.You're home.
Hi, um, I got presents!
this is for you. Whoa!
This one's for you. Yay!
And I didn't forget you!
The G. Loomis
GLS spinning rod.
Isn't that what
you told Lizzie you wanted?
But, Mommy, youwere supposed
to get the birthday presents.
Well, it's my birthday.
It's my rules.
And my rules say
good children and good husbands
get presents.
Get over here. Oh! [ Laughs ]
Thank you.
But isn't this a bit much?
I just had money stashed away
for Christmas.
I love it, but what are
we gonna do for Christmas?
All right, Lizzie gave me
a gift card for my birthday
and I spent it on my family.
[ Chuckles ]
That's a hell of a bracelet.
And a little different
than the one you left with.
Lizzie loved yours so much
she begged me to borrow it,
so she said it made her
feel like part of the family
and we traded,
but only for the weekend.
I hope you don't mind.
Hello! Oh, that's Jessica.
- Jed: Hi, Jessica!
- Who?
Our babysitter.
Oh, are you going out?
Yeah, picked up an extra shift.
You weren't gonna be here,
and we can always use
the extra money.
Oh, okay. Hey, Jessica!
Change of plans.
I'm gonna be here tonight,
so it's totally fine.
But thank you for coming,
and I-I'll call you
next weekend, okay?
All right, bye-bye.
Hey, sweetheart,
I can call in and...
No, no, no, no, no,
it's fine, honey.
No, I don't have to go to work.
I can call in sick...
You just go to work and I will
see you in the morning.
Are you sure? Yeah, I'm gonna have
waffles waiting for you.
Bye, honey.
Since when do you have
a Sephora store in your closet?
I like to have choices.
[ Chuckles ] Choices.
My dilemma... "rouge noir"
or "royal burgundy".
What's Aunt Rose's
mac and cheese recipe again?
Cheddar, parmesan,
butter, cream, no milk.
Don't overcook the noodles,
and a pinch of white pepper.
So how's it going there?
- I almost blew it already.
- Both: Mommy, we're hungry!
The kids are more aware
of our differences than Grady.
[ Scoffs ] Figures.
Did you find
your birthday present?
It's gorgeous!
Okay, try crimson red.
It'll go great with the dress.
Trust me.
Wow, we are really doing this!
Have fun, but not too much.
I won't.
And you don't blow it.
[ OHNO's "Wobby Woo" plays ]
She gona' make that
[ Indistinct singing ]
Wobby woo
Wobby woo
Wobby woo
[ Indistinct singing ]
Wobby woo
Wobby woo
Wobby woo
Wobby woo
You say no to ratchet...
[ Indistinct singing ]
Booty slidin' down
that pole, girl
You ain't no saint
Booty twerkin', I see you
workin' that every single day
And I'm throwing
all this money in the sky
You gonna get paid
Gettin'...in my... face
I been getting foreign girls,
and they are different race
Don't... with me,
I'm that swag boy
[ Grunts, smooches ]
Mommy, you smell like
Aunt Lizzie.
You do!
Well, that's because
I'm wearing her perfume!
[ Cellphone ringing ][ Chuckles ]
Okay, get under here.
But you never wear smelly stuff.
Well, today is special!
Sweet dreams.
[ Hip-hop music playing]
Jackson's here.
With a date.
A very pretty.
Avoid him.
Or what?
You're gonna spread me
with peanut butter?
[ Scoffs ] I knew
this was a bad idea.
Relax, it'll be fine.
So how's it going there?
Peaches and cream.
Grady's working overtime.
[ Chuckles ]
Oh, if he asks,
tell him I gave you a gift card
for your birthday
instead of a present.
I brought everyone presents.
[ Chuckles ]
Who's Jackson with?
I'll find out.
No, you won't!
[ Beeping ]
Don't you want me the way that...
[ Gasps ] Oh.
[ Chuckles ]
You're not supposed to be here.
Um, Callie had
a family emergency.
Oh, I'm glad you came.
Yes, but will
Tinder-licious be glad?
Darcy from accounting?
[ Chuckles ]
Oh, silly me.
I didn't recognize her
without her computer.
Well, since you're back,
I assume your schedule's open?
Well, who says
I don't have plans?
Damn, all by myself
at the Hawks game tomorrow?
Half court, third row.
And you didn't open my present.
Oh, of course not.
I'm saving it
for my actual birthday.
I need something
to look forward to.
All these things that you wanna do...
Why don't we get a drink?
Let's go
[ Cellphone ringing ]
[ Sighs contentedly ]
Hey, party girl.
How's it feel to be me?
I left you
like a billion messages.
Mm, horrible.
There's no almond milk
for my espresso,
but I bought Dior lipstick
to make up for it.
Hey, baby.
What's wrong with you?
Ohl know it's been a while,
but it's not like
anything's changed.
Callie, a little privacy.
Hey, Liz.
Callie, this is getting weird!
You see!
I told you so.
There I am naked
and Grady didn't even notice me.
Well, t-technically you.
Ididn't notice.
I was in shock!
He's not interested anymore.
Just... okay, wait,
tell me about last night.
What happened with Jackson?
[ Chuckles ]
He is reallyinto you.
Oh, that is not funny.
It's time to come home.
Jed and Ruby are too smart.
I swear they're onto us.
Um, can't.
I'm going to the Hawks game
with him today.
No, you're not!
This ends now!
I'm doing this for you.
Don't live my life for me.
At least you have a life!
Oh, enough with the self-pity!
Stop being such a selfish,
judgmental bitch!
W... [ Beeping ]
Callie! God!
[ Scoffs, sighs ]
[ Cellphone rings, beeps ]
You're off to a bad start.
What are you talking about?
Our first date and you're late.
Is this a date?
If it's not, then...
Oh, it's the first of many.
[ Engine revs ]
[ Tires screech ]
[ Engine revs ]
Lizzie, Lizzie, talk to me.
Somebody help me!
Call an ambulance!
Yeah, yeah, here she is.
It's, um, it's Aunt Rose.
You okay?
Here, let me get you some water.
Elizabeth, my Callie?
Lizzie, it's you.
My God.
Lizzie, what happened?
she wanted a week away.
Does Grady know you're you?
Oh, my God, oh, my God.
Those poor children.
Those poor children.
I know.
What have you girls done?
Lizzie, you have to tell them.
[ Sobs ]
Jackson: I've been working with
Elizabeth for many years now.
She was an incredible partner.
She made us look forward
to Mondays, right?
She made everyone
fall in love with her.
Including me.
I-I didn't know it.
It just kind of snuck up on me.
Now she's gone.
I'm gonna miss her.
I miss her so much.
[ Voice breaking ]
And, um, she truly is
the most remarkable woman...
that I've ever met.
Thank you.
[ Crying ]
My sister was my best friend.
[ Softly ] Callie.
[ Crying ]
[ Sobbing ]
I'm sure you can all imagine...
how overwhelming this is
for my wife.
When I first
started dating Callie,
I was terrified of Elizabeth.
You think it's hard
getting a father'sapproval,
try getting a twin's.
[ Light laughter ]
The two of them,
they had this connection
that I could never understand,
a-a bond that I knew
I would never be a part of.
But Lizzie... she...
she included me.
She showed me how to be
a part of their lives
with her kind, sweet,
generous spirit.
When you marry a twin,
you marry her sister, also.
'Cause one doesn't exist
without the other.
In marrying Callie, I not only
gained a wife and a best friend,
but I gained twobest friends.
But I know that she...
she multiplied
the love in my life
and Ruby and Jed's life by two.
But she's gonna be missed
beyond measure.
You have got
to tell Grady the truth.
The more time you let go by,
the harder it's gonna be.
2:34 P.M.
2:34 P.M.,
March 2, 1995.
The exact minute,
the exact second on the clock,
everything before that moment
was one life
and everything
that followed was another.
But in my mind,
Mom's face is always linked
to the face of that
goddamn bloodshot principal
pulling me out of class
to tell me about the accident.
I won't do that to these kids.
No, I'm not gonna be
the face of doom,
the face of death to them.
But you cannot...
you cannot keep pretending.
Well, maybe I can't.
Maybe I can.
I have no kids, no husband,
a job I like but don't love.
Who could disappear, poof,
gone from this Earth right now
and do the least damage?
Whose death would be easier
to swallow...
Callie or Elizabeth?
Mommy, come be here with us.
[ Sniffles ]
A Mom... they need me.
I owe it to Callie.
You are not thinkin' clearly!
You have a life,
and you heard
how Jackson feels about you!
Grady, I want
to stop by Lizzie's.
Buckle up.
[ Car beeps ]
You sure you want to stay here
at your sister's?
I'd feel better
spending the night here,
being around her,
but you can take the kids home.
No, we stay together.
Do you know the code?
22-22. Doubles.
Two of a kind.
Mommy, please!
Mommy, please come! Is that Jed?
I got him.
Please, Mommy!
Mommy, come please!
Buddy, it's okay.
It's okay, little man.
No! I want Mommy! I'm here. I'm here.
I want Mommy!
I want Mommy!
I'm right here. I want Mommy!
I don't want you to die!
I don't want anything
to happen to you.
Nothing's gonna happen.
No, no, no!
No, no, no, shh.
No! No!
Shh, shh.
No, it's okay.
Nothing going to happen.
Nothing's gonna...
How's he doing?
[ Sighs ]
I think losing Lizzie...
is catching up with him.
Coming here
might've been a mistake.
Rose: Come have
some chamomile tea.
It'll relax you.
I'm too wired.
Where are you going?
I just need to...
step out.
Take a walk.
Just get some air.
I can wait up with you.
Just go to bed, Grady.
Don't wait up.
[ Door opens ]
I'm worried about her, Rose.
There's something off.
I don't know what to do.
She'll be fine.
Jackson, I need to see you.
I'm on my way.
Callie, are you okay?
What's wrong?
W-What's the matter?
It's me. Lizzie.
Callie was the one killed.
Remember last time
I saw you in your office,
you gave me a gift
and I didn't open it?
And I wish I had...
because I love it.
And I love you.
Oh, my God, Lizzie.
It's you?
Both: Mommy!
We're hungry! We're hungry!
I burnt the eggs.
Ruby: Aunt Rose,
where's Mom?
She went out.
Go get dressed.
[ Sighs ]
Callie drove home last night.
She texted me saying
she needed to be alone.
We're not doing well.
I don't know what to do.
I-I'm trying to be patient.
She just keeps
pushing me away and...
You just, uh... go to work.
I'll check on her and
pick up the kids after school.
All right.
Thank you.
[ Door opens ]
[ Sighs ]
How can I put Grady
and the kids through more pain?
[ Voice breaking ] I mean,
you heard Jed last night.
You can't keep
pretending forever,
and you just
can't become Callie.
It's not fair to them.
Why not?
And I've been thinking,
maybe it'd be better
to let Lizzie stay dead
and raise Jed and Ruby.
Do you hear yourself?!
I am not listening
to this foolishness.
The kids need a mother.
This isn't
a school-girl prank anymore!
It's not fair
to Callie's memory.
[ Sighs ]
You can raise those children
and love them as your own.
I did it when your parents died.
Out of that tragedy
was the best part of my life.
[ Sighs ]
I told Jackson
the truth last night.
Well, that's... that's a start.
What'd he say?
[ Chuckles, sniffles ]
After the shock,
he was thrilled.
I mean, he wants me
back at the office.
How can I go back
to my old life?
I mean, it's so shallow now.
Everything's different.
[ Sniffles ]
You have to find a balance
that works for you two.
[ Sighs ]
I'll tell Grady tonight.
Thank you.
[ Children laughing ]
[ Toilet flushes ]
[ Ding ]
[ Ding ]
Who is that?
Uh, Jackson, Liz's partner.
A little late, don't you think?
It's not that late.
Callie, I want
to trust you, but...
[ Sighs ]
You can't keep pushing me away.
You gotta let me in.
There's something
you need to know.
Baby, what is it?
Talk to me!
Lizzie and me, we...
had a fight.
The last thing
she ever said to me
was I was a selfish...
judgmental bitch.
No, no, no.
You know
that she didn't mean that.
She loved you.
You know she did.
I didn't get a chance
to say goodbye.
I just need...
Tell me what you need. Just time!
[ Door opens ]
What the hell
are you doing here?
You lose my money,
and now you don't return
my phone calls!
Get out.
I'm calling the cops.
Get out!
I need my money!
You knew the inherent risks.
That money belongs
to the people I work for.
Is this dirty money?
Don't give me
that self-righteous...
Look, what you thought,
I was investing for St. Jude?!
You know what, you and
your greedy bitch partner...
What'd you say?
You know, all y'all saw
was big commissions.
That's all you saw!
You never asked
where the money came from
because you didn't care
where the money came from.
So what, I'm supposed to
just embezzle money
from another account
to make up for yourlosses?
You know,
for a seemingly smart guy,
you're rather dense!
Figured you would've
figured that out last Sunday.
You killed Elizabeth's sister?!
[ Grunts ]
Get up!
[ Body thuds ]
"It's... all... too much."
[ Vehicle door closes ]
Callie Sawyer?
You're a twin?
Can I help you?
Jackson Kincaid.
Do you know him?
Yes, he's...
wasmy sister's partner.
Is he all right?
Grady: What's going on,
Who's this? Um, this is...?
Detective Tucker.
Look, I unfortunately
have some bad news.
Mr. Kincaid
died last night.
That's not possible.
I just saw him.
He... He was at
my sister's funeral.
How did he die?
It appears to be a suicide.
Poor guy jumped off his balcony.
No, impossible.
I-I'm sorry, I don't understand.
What does this
have to do with Callie?
You know, we're finding
some irregularities
Mr. Kincaid's death.
And given the coincidence
that your sister was killed
by a hit-and-run...
What? Are you saying
they're connected?
Oh, I'm not saying anything
at this point.
But it would certainly help if
I could ask you some questions.
I'm sorry, no,
my wife is still grieving.
Can we...
maybe do this in a few...
No, it's fine.
It's fine.
A-Are you sure?
I'm happy to drive her.
I'll have her back
in no time at all.
[ Telephone ringing,
keyboard clacking ]
When was the last time
you spoke with your sister?
The day she died.
She wasn't upset or anything?
She was having some issues.
Just the same as
all of us... life.
Besides being business partners,
were Elizabeth
and Mr. Kincaid involved?
It was heading
in that direction.
No, this is just getting
really personal.
I understand.
But I got to ask.
If you think he killed himself
over her death, you're wrong.
Excuse me?
He wouldn't have killed himself
over Lizzie's death,
I'm positive.
How do you know?
I just do is all.
Is there something
you're not telling me?
If... If he killed himself,
did he leave a note?
As a matter of fact,
there was a note
typed on his computer.
Okay, what did it say?
"It's all too much."
[ Scoffs ]
That just doesn't
sound anything like him.
M-May I have some water? Follow me.
You say you barely know him,
but you seem so certain
about everything.
I'm certain my sister
never slept with him.
We shared everything,
kept no secrets.
Let me ask you, why would a man
with a successful business,
plenty of money, and a healthy
social life kill himself?
He wouldn't, detective.
You implying he was murdered?
If he was,
then whoever pushed him
over that balcony
murdered my sister, as well.
Are you certain
there's nothing else
you can add to this puzzle?
Elizabeth: This was about money.
What a waste.
Why would anyone
want to murder us?
How did Finch get $3 million?
How did this happen?
Jackson, what did you
get us into?
[ Sighs ]
I'm so sorry, Callie.
Should be me lying there.
[ Sighs ]
Remember when I was
smoking in the bathroom?
The smoke alarms went off
and fire trucks arrived
and the camp was evacuated?
And I was so scared
I was gonna get busted.
And you promised,
no matter what,
you would never leave me alone.
Principal suspended
poor Mrs. Hanson
for smoking in the classroom.
She knew it was one of us
but couldn't prove who.
I haven't smoked a cig till now.
Now I'm all alone.
You had so much living
left to do.
I promise I'll take care of Jed,
Ruby, Grady, no matter what.
College, everything.
Might just
take up smoking again.
[ Sighs ]
Oh, hi.
Your sister passed
three weeks ago
and you haven't returned one
of my calls or any of my texts.
Um, I'm sorry.
I-I didn't mean to...
No, I told you what would happen
if you didn't tell Grady,
and I was right. What are you
doing here?
Do you think I'd go away?
There'd be no contact with me?
What do you think you're doing? Hey!
You come into my house...
She doesn't even love you.
Avery, stop it! Yes, I do!
[ Grunts ]
Whatever you built up
in your head, Avery,
is nothing but a fantasy!
You just go.
Before I call the police.
Don't come back here.
You get in your car
and you leave now.
[ Engine starts ]
[ Tires screech ]
Callie. Callie!
You still seeing him?
I was never seeing him.
I told you nothing... He's at our house!
[ Voice breaking ]
I was never seeing him.
He was lying.
He was lying.
I never slept with him.
I never slept with him.
Please believe me.
Please believe me.
[ Cries ]
I believe you, Callie.
The promise was
for better or worse.
I miss my wife.
I love you.
Good morning, sunshine.
Last night was fantastic.
[ Knock on door ]
The kids are... Aunt Rose.
Uh, would you mind taking
the kids to school this morning?
We're running
a... a little slow.
[ Chuckles ]
[ Smooches ]
[ Chuckles ]
I did a terrible thing,
and I'm afraid
my family's in danger.
Slow down, Callie. My name is not Callie.
Elizabeth's not dead.
I'm Elizabeth.
[ Rock music playing]
But you never, never
'Cause I'm burning'
Dance with me.
No more doom and gloom.
Oh, Grady!
You got one more in you.
Grady, what has gotten into you?
I want to make my wife happy.
She's been asking me to paint.
It's time to do it.
Look, I know that
what happened with Lizzie
is a terrible tragedy.
Maybe out of that tragedy,
something good can come from it.
I think that
it's brought us closer together
in... in a way
that I never expected,
but I think
Callie's changed, too.
I mean, she's still
the same old Callie.
I feel like a little bit
of Lizzie slipped in, too.
[ Music continues]
Did you tell
your brother-in-law?
Perhaps you should
hold off on that.
If your suspicions are correct,
then it's safer for everyone
that you remain dead
a little while longer.
I can't keep this up.
Give us some time
to investigate.
[ Music continues]
Why don't...
Why don't I take the kids
to the lake for a few days.
You two need, uh,
time alone together.
That'd be amazing.
Now, look, I picked up some
paint samples on my way home.
What do you think
she'll like the most?
We got peach, maybe lavender?
Hell, I'll even paint
it rose after you.
I just want to make her happy.
Am I gonna need a lawyer?
Right now, we need to focus on
who would want you dead.
Our entire client list.
I said hey
[ Door closes ]
Summer orange mist.
Do you like it?
It's, um, bright.
Yes, it is.
Uh, where's the kids?
Uh, Rose took them
for the weekend.
She thought you and I
could use a little alone time.
Oh, oh, oh, you're all goopy.
Careful with my clothes.
I'll take 'em off.
We'll body paint.
No, no, no, no, no,
you finish, please!
It looks so good.
Love it!
You like it?
Keep going!
[ Bass thudding in distance
on car radio ]
[ Car radio shuts off ]
[ Footsteps approach ]
Can I help you with something?
Here to see Elizabeth.
This is her sister
Callie's house.
You a friend of Elizabeth?
Business associate.
I'm sorry to tell you this,
but Elizabeth passed away,
May I talk to Callie? About what?
Elizabeth: Grady?
Honey, you know this guy?
Should I?
I don't know who you are,
but I think you need
to get out of there.
And you definitely
stay away from my wife.
But this isn't your wife.
She's playing you
for a chump, pal.
But you know why
I'm here... Elizabeth.
What's he talking about?
Elizabeth: Grady,
I'm so sorry.
I was going to tell you.
It was only
going to be for a week.
You've been living this lie.
What were you planning to do?
You just gonna let me
and the kids live with this
while you go on
pretending to be their mother...
my wife...
while Callie's
lying dead in your grave?
[ Voice breaking ]
I-I don't know. Y-You don't know.
When were you planning on
figuring it out?
After sleeping with me?
Grady, please.
My wife is dead because of you.
I mean, who was that guy?
I-I-I don't know
what's real or not anymore.
It's complicated. Complicated?!
That's all you have to say
to me is, "It's complicated"?!
[ Crying ]
Callie's dead.
[ Exhales shakily ]
I'll tell the kids
the truth. No, you will not.
I want you out of my house.
Lizzie, I don't want to see you.
I don't want
to hear from you again,
and don't even think about
coming near Jed and Ruby.
I mean it, Lizzie!
I want you to go home.
I don't want to see you.
[ Cabinet door slams ]
[ Sobbing ]
[ Cellphone rings ]
Rose: Hello?
[ Sighs ] Aunt Rose,
Grady wouldn't even look at me.
I don't blame him,
but... He called me, too.
What did he say?
Well, Grady is not too
happy with me, either.
He thinks I should have
told him myself, and he's right.
Did he tell you what he's
gonna say to Jed and Ruby?
This is so awful.
Yeah, I know.
[ Tires screech ]
Detective Tucker!
Dylan Finch showed up.
He showed up at Callie's.
He knows I'm alive.
Did he threaten you
or your family?
Not exactly, but, yes,
you got to arrest the bastard.
On what grounds?
We don't have any proof.
Two people are dead.
We still need evidence.
All right, so how do we get it?
It's risky.
I don't care.
Let's nail this prick.
You know, it's not too late
to reconsider.
Elizabeth, are you listening?
Should I talk about
giving him the money
for my family's safety?
No, being too chatty's
gonna make him suspicious.
Oh, I'm not sure I can do this.
Hey, you don't have to.
Yes, I do.
I don't see him.
What I he doesn't show?
Wait, someone's coming.
It's not him.
That's it.
I'm calling this.
It's been three hours.
He's not coming.
Why didn't he show? He may be dead.
Could have been a setup.
Who knows?
what do we do now? He'll show up.
Unfortunately, it's just not
gonna be on our terms.
Well, what if he figured
it was a setup?
My niece and nephew are out
at Lakota Lake with my aunt...
Oh, my God, what if Finch goes there...
Stop, stop.
We have to get out there.
Lizzie, stop!
You're working yourself up.
Look, if it makes you feel
any better, I'm off duty.
Let's go for a drive.
Come on.
I can't believe
this is happening.
He won't hurt your family.
There's no money in it.
Thank you for doing this.
Sometimes, you've got
to bend the rules.
Grady, I know you don't
want to talk to me,
but please call me.
It's important.
Shouldn't you have left
a more detailed message?
I didn't want to worry him.
He hates me enough already.
This is going to
push him over the top.
Yeah, but being vague with Grady
hasn't exactly worked out.
Look, I'm sorry.
I have no right to judge.
No, I did a terrible thing.
That you're trying to correct.
[ Chuckles ]
If I was in your shoes,
I probably
would have done the same.
You don't know that.
You're a cop.
You'd have known
the right thing to do.
given the circumstances,
there is no right
in this situation.
[ Sighs ]
But I lied.
To spare the people you love
incredible pain.
I should've asked Rose
how the kids were.
[ Rifle cocks ]
She tries to look tough,
but she's harmless.
She looks like Ma Barker.
Detective Tucker, my aunt Rose.
Ma'am, what do you say
we lower the gun?
How are the kids?
Rose: Fine.
They're asleep. Any issues?
Yeah, when they realized
there was no Wi-Fi.
So I taught them Candy Land.
Oh, if it's candy,
I like it already.
Remember, I'm the Candy Land
world inter-galactic champion.
So, it's your turn!
Wait, whoa! What's the problem?
Is that your winning strategy,
to eat all the pieces?
Hey, hey, it's survival
of the fittest.
I'm gonna go check on the kids.
Are you having fun with those?
What, do these hurt? Ask my husband.
Ohh. Oooh...
[ Telephone rings ]
That's probably Grady.
[ Soft music playing]
Hold on, Grady, hold on.
Now, there's...
there's a lot to tell.
But it can wait until tomorrow,
so please finish your shift,
go to sleep,
and then come over
tomorrow afternoon.
Okay, bye.
All right, ladies,
I'm gonna take a walk outside,
look around.
You don't think
this Finch guy is out there?
[ Chuckles ] No.
He may be a killer,
but he's not an idiot.
It's freezing outside.
Elizabeth: Was that Grady?
What did he say?
Yeah, um, he's gonna be okay.
[ Insects chirping ]
Even if the police arrest Finch,
it's still a mess,
and it's my fault.
This is a terrible tragedy,
but there is no way
either of you could have seen
something like this coming.
But if I hadn't... No,
stop blaming yourself.
There's no one to blame
but that bastard Finch.
Yeah, tell that to Grady.
Grady's a good man.
Over time, he'll see
the intention of what you did.
It'll never be
the same between us.
It won't.
But it doesn't have to be awful.
You have been a great aunt
to this kids,
and you always will be.
Now, it's your turn.
[ Suspenseful music plays ]
Man: Wake up.
[ Gasps ]
It's just Grady.
What the hell
are you doing here?
Grady, you'd better sit down.
I don't want to sit down.
I just want to know
what the hell's going on.
[ Cellphone rings ]Tucker.
I thought I made myself clear,
A client invested with our firm.
The guy that came by my house?
His name's Dylan Finch.
he was either skimming
or laundering dirty money,
and when he couldn't
get his hands on the cash,
he killed Callie
thinking she was me
as a warning to Jackson
so he would get his money.
You're saying
that my wife was murdered?
Rose: Shh!
You'll wake the kids. He knows I'm alive.
That's why he came to the house.
And now that prick
is coming after my family?
I've taken care of it. What, are you Wonder Woman
all of a sudden?
You've ruined our lives, Lizzie.
Detective Tucker:
they found
Dylan Finch's body this morning.
He's dead?
Oh, thank God.
Oh, my God.
Oh, thank God.
[ Sighs ]
It's over.
- But my wife is still dead!
It's okay.
No, Elizabeth, this is not okay.
None of this is okay!
Nothing you say
is gonna bring Callie back.
Well, let's just... I don't want to hear anything
that you have to say.
Somebody has to explain
to my kids
what happened to their mother.
And this is on you.
I don't want to see you again.
And I don't want my kids
seeing you when they get up.
Now, hold on.
Your sister-in-law
risked her life yesterday...
to protect you and your family.
Ruby: Daddy?
I want you out of here now.
I'm coming, sweetheart.
Detective Tucker:
He was out of line. No, he's right.
When my parents died,
I was lost.
Now Callie's gone, too.
I'm alone.
And I have no one.
I don't blame Grady.
She slept with me, Rose,
while Callie's ly...
I know, I know.
That was wrong.
That was a terrible thing to do.
I have to tell my kids
their mother is dead
and that their aunt's been
pretending to be their mom?
I know.
You said that you never
want to see her again.
And that you never want
the children to speak to her.
But are you sure this is
what you want for your kids?
And for you?
I don't know
if I can forgive her.
You have to remember,
she has lost a sister,
her partner,
and her life as she knows it.
What would Callie say?
That's low.
But those children...
they have lost their mother.
Lizzie means the world to them.
Do you think this is best
for them if they lose her, too?
I need a break
I make mistakes
I blame myself
[ Microwave beeping ]
I feel so strange
Take me away
From here
Turn up the music.
[ Volume increases ]
Take me away
From here
I'd prefer jazz.
[ Lighter clicks ]
Who are you?
We have a problem, Elizabeth.
Alexa, turn on...
Keep the lights off.
It's safer that way.
I'm not here to hurt you.
What are you doing here?
You know why I'm here.
Finch worked for you.
Mm, in a manner of speaking.
You killed him.
What do you expect from me?
I don't have your money.
I don't like violence,
Violence is messy.
We're business people.
We can work something out.
[ Doorbell buzzes ]
Hey, Elizabeth, it's me.
Hey, Lizzie.
[ Sniffles ]
Get rid of him.
[ Doorbell buzzes ]
[ Voice breaking ]
I don't want to see you!
Go away, Avery!
You shouldn't be here! Look,
I just want us to talk.
I don't care!
Avery? Damn it, Avery!
Remember what I told
you would happen
if you ever
came back here again?!
Now get outta here!
I mean it!
Okay, okay, don't call the cops.
I-I'm leaving.
Yeah, can I speak
to Detective Tucker, please?
You have 10 days, Elizabeth.
If not, our next meeti
will be quite different.
Look, I need you to get over
to Lizzie's immediately.
I don't know what's going on.
Just get here
as fast as you can.
[ Keypad beeping ]
Elizabeth: I'll get you
the money,
just please
leave my family alone.
Grady, he's got a gun!
[ Screams ]
[ Screams ]
[ Clattering ]
[ Thud ]
Hey, it's gonna be okay.
We're gonna get
out of this, Lizzie.
Look at me.
We're gonna get outta here.
[ Glass shatters ]
[ Whispers indistinctly ]
Let's go.
[ Grunting ]
Lizzie, run!
Drop him,
you son of a bitch![ Gunshots ]
[ Coughs ]
[ Gunshots ]
This is for Callie.
Grady, oh, my God, are you okay?
[ Crying ]
Thank you.
Thank you.
You're safe now.
[ Police radio chatter ]
Did you tell the kids about me?
When are you going to?
Remember when we were teenagers,
when I first started dating
Callie, you were with, uh...
Hank Buford.
That was a mistake.
We would always go into
that diner on Anderson,
but never at the same time.
The waitress thought
we were the same person
juggling you two guys.
I do see Callie in you,
you know.
When my mom died, it was so...
I just wanted to spare you
and the kids from that pain.
I don't know
what I was thinking.
I was willing to do anything,
even if it meant
sacrificing my life.
Um, it'll be a sacrifice
being stuck with me.
I didn't mean it that way.
I'm sorry, Grady.
I really am.
I was afraid that she was
gonna leave me.
She wasn't happy.
Maybe, who knows?
It took
your sister a while, but...
...I fell in love with her
the very first time
she kissed me on that dock
right over there.
You didn't know that was me?
Are you kidding me?!
Just messing with you.
[ Chuckles ]
Callie didn't know
what she wanted.
That's no reflection
on you or the kids.
She... She didn't know
who she wanted to be.
That's where we differed.
I do.
You do?
It took me 30 years.
But I swear I know now.
I want to be there
for Jed and Ruby.
But only if youwant me to be.
Just please, no matter what,
don't cut me out of their lives.
[ Sighs ]
Are you okay?
I'm okay, Aunt Rose.
We're fine.
Both: Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!
Mommy, Mommy!
Hi! [ Chuckles ]
What happened, Daddy?
Are you okay?
Baby girl,
Daddy's had a little accident,
but I'm gonna be all right.
We learned Candy Land!
[ Gasps ] You did?
Look, there's something
I have to tell you.
[ Voice breaking ] You know
I love you both very much.
And there's nothing
I wouldn't do for you.
But I need you to know...
Hey, guys, who wants to go fishing?
What are you waiting for?
Grab your pole.
First one to catch a fish
gets to make some s'mores.
Rose: Well, then,
you're all in trouble
'cause I'm gonna use
my secret bait.
Come on! Both: No fair!
Come on.
Thank you.
Let's splurge.
I'm gonna grill the most
expensive steak and lobster.
You know, I'd be happy
with just a bowl
of mac and cheese.
And getting to know you
all over again.
I have to admit,
I never really understood
what Callie saw in you.
But I'm beginning to know
why she fell for you.