Million Dollar Lethal Listing (2024) Movie Script

Hurry up.
Don't rush me.
The more photos,
the better. Take more.
It's a nice place.
I think this is gonna
be perfect,
just perfect.
How's work?
Work was work.
Any news?
On the partner front?
Once there's news,
Becca, I promise,
you'll be the first to know.
I'm trying, but every time
I get a notification
or some realtor
is trying to call me
- about their property.
- And you told me
house hunting
can be a full time job.
Yeah, I guess I just
didn't believe it myself.
You eat?
Yeah. I made some pasta.
- Do you want me to heat on...
- No, no, no. I got it.
Sorry, sorry, sorry.
Just got out of a meeting.
- It's okay.
- What are you up to?
Just using your office again.
Oh, my God, Becs,
- you look terrible.
- Thanks.
Just the encouragement I needed.
Is it Tom?
It's just until
he makes partner,
and then things will be better.
Okay. Look,
you know how I feel about Tom.
I've always liked him.
Even though the age difference
threw me off a little bit,
but a new job
does not automatically mean
things change for the better.
Well, I'm marrying him,
so in the good times
and the bad, right?
Well, that's quite a ringing
endorsement for the institution.
Look, why don't you
come work for us full time?
Enough of all
this freelance nonsense
and everyone here
loves your work.
Thanks, but Tom and I
have a deal.
While we're engaged,
I am gonna be
spending most of my time
looking for our dream house.
Yeah, but you're not happy.
I'm happy... most of the time.
- What?
- A prospect.
A house?
Do you mind
if I go check it out?
Of course.
I mean, you've already
spent too much time here.
But don't you have
to wait for Tom?
Oh, he hasn't
shown much interest
in the whole process,
but if it's a possibility,
- then I'll show him.
- Okay.
You go and find Casa de Hudson.
I'm Samantha Ryan.
Oh, wow. I must have
misread this listing.
- This place is...
- No mistake.
The seller wants
to wrap up a deal quickly.
Well, why don't
I show you around
and I can tell you
more about it.
Almost the entire house
has been renovated.
There's parquet flooring,
crown molding.
Oh, and I even have
the dates that the HVAC,
and all the major
appliances were installed.
I can't believe this.
Wait until you see
the master bedroom.
So, in here, you'll see
there's tile countertops,
uh, the cabinets are brand new
and there's even
an internet-connected fridge
- and icebox.
- Where's the ghost?
Excuse me?
Something terrible
must have happened
for the owner to be
serious about the price.
So, here's the deal.
The financing is a little
And there's the catch.
No, it's not bad, I promise.
I suppose you're not prepared
to make an all-cash offer?
Don't worry about it.
Hardly anyone nowadays
has that kind
of capital lying around.
The owner understands that.
The thing is,
is that he needs cash,
and he needs it quickly.
He's one of these,
you know, entrepreneurs.
So, what can we do?
Well, you can sign the papers,
and then you can make
the down payment,
and then you sell your house,
and take out
a mortgage on this one,
you can pay the owner
the difference.
That way, he gets
his cash right away
and you get your house.
Isn't that a bit risky?
Oh, for him, sure,
but not for you.
I mean, if you can't
pay him the difference,
that's his issue,
it's not yours.
How long do I have
to think about it?
Well, you're the first person
I've shown this to today
and I have about
half dozen more coming.
So, you have to ask yourself,
how long is a house like this
gonna last in today's market?
Did you think about
what we discussed last time?
I thought about it.
But you didn't
mention it to Tom?
Becca, I have a fiduciary
responsibility to you...
No, you don't.
As your father's lawyer,
I have a fiduciary
responsibility to his estate
and your inheritance
is part of that.
But as far as I know,
there was no stipulation
about a prenup.
No, that's true.
Good, then I don't wanna
keep talking about it.
I was not only
your father's lawyer, Becca,
I was his friend
and your mother's.
Now, I only want
what's best for you.
What's best for me
is not a prenup.
May I ask
why you're so against it?
Because it anticipates
that the marriage is gonna fail.
No, that's simply not true.
It protects you
in the event that it fails.
Like, life insurance,
health insurance,
- or auto insurance.
- That is not the same thing.
It's exactly
the same thing, Becca.
Your other examples
are for unavoidable situations.
it's entirely voluntary.
Becca, 50% of marriages
end in divorce, 50%,
that's not me being pessimistic.
And it's not a comment on you
and Tom's relationship.
Those are the facts.
Now, for you not to take
a precaution against something
with a 50% failure rate,
it's just not prudent.
Meghan, I appreciate
your concern.
I always do,
but that is not why I'm here
to talk to you.
Okay. Okay. I've said my piece.
Okay. Now, what is it?
I wanna know if there
would be any issues
should Tom and I purchase
a house before we're married.
No, from a legal perspective,
- it makes it more complicated.
- Why?
Because the laws
for married couples
are always more
straightforward. Streamlined.
- Whose house would it be?
- Both of ours.
A shared asset.
Yes, shared.
How do you plan
to purchase the home?
What do you mean?
Do you plan to buy it outright?
No, we don't have
that kind of money.
What about the down payment?
I had a long day, Becca.
Do we really have
to talk about this now?
This house is gonna be
gone before you know it.
Well, if something looks
too good to be true,
- probably is.
- Well, I told you,
the financing
was a little unorthodox,
but that's my problem.
Why is it your problem?
Because it's your money, right?
That's what you meant?
I didn't really
mean it like that,
but in a few months,
it will be our money.
But the truth is,
most of it
is from my inheritance.
You love to remind me of that,
don't you?
Tom this house is perfect.
I really want it.
I don't know, Becc.
Five hundred thousand dollars
is a lot of money.
That's all of your savings.
Okay. As long as you know
what you're doing.
Here's the master bedroom
and there's three more bedrooms
- right there down the hall.
- Great.
So, I can have my own office?
You can have multiple offices.
So, what do you think?
I think...
I think this can't be real.
Well, you're a lawyer,
Mr. Hudson.
Just wait until you review
the documents.
Hello, hello!
There he is now. Come on.
So, these are the new suckers?
Stop it, Riley.
You're going to scare them off.
At the price they're getting,
I don't think so.
Becca Sanders, Tom Hudson,
I'd like you to meet Riley King,
- the homeowner.
- Ah, not for long, I hope.
Come on, folks.
Let's put this deal to bed.
Yeah, let's do it.
Where do we sign?
Oh, okay. We'll sign, but I-I
have to ask.
Excuse me?
You could get 20% more
for this house, at least.
- Um, but...
- We all know that.
Probably more,
but not right away.
It would take time.
And as I know, Samantha
has explained to you all,
I need this cash immediately.
Not one, two, three months,
down the line,
which is how long
these deals can take
for all the funding
to come through.
Once you sign this,
per the contract,
the money is immediately wired.
Plus, if y'all can't come up
with the rest of funds,
ownership reverts back to me.
It's no risk.
That's true,
but you're giving us a year.
That's an extraordinarily
long period of time.
And I'm fine with that.
But in essence, you're giving us
a 12-month
interest-free mortgage.
Then I guess sometimes,
it's best not to look
a gift horse in the mouth.
Thank you.
I love it.
I love it.
- Hmm.
- Hmm.
- Hey.
- Hmm?
Let's go check out the bedroom.
What's that? Are these optional?
This doesn't feel real, does it?
No, it doesn't.
I can't believe how much
of the furniture he left behind.
He really didn't leave it.
He did charge us.
Yeah, but he just
tacked it on the top.
And it's like you said,
he is financing your interior
decorating interest-free.
Tom, I know things
haven't been easy for us lately,
but with the new house
and you about to make partner,
I just... I feel...
Shh, shh. So do I.
Have you been
in the backyard yet?
You know, I'm just wondering
if you've met the neighbors.
Well, I was just out back,
and then thought
I heard something.
Like, maybe someone
watching through the bushes.
Come on.
I haven't met them yet,
but I highly doubt
our neighbors are peeping Toms.
That's not what I said.
Then what?
I don't know.
I just got a weird feeling.
Well, it's a new house.
You'll get used to it.
I promise.
Hey, who are you?
I own this house.
Okay. So, he's gonna
be staying at a hotel.
You're just lucky
he's being so nice about this.
Nice about this.
What are you talking about?
This is our house.
What do we do now, Detective?
Look. Ms. Sanders,
I'm gonna be honest with you,
this is a new one for me.
I've never seen
anything like this before.
Ah, but at this hour
of the morning,
I just don't have the manpower
to get to the bottom of this.
So, I don't know
if these documents are real,
though I have no reason
to believe that they're not.
So, why don't you both
just try to relax
and come by
the precinct later today
and we'll see if we can make
heads or tails with it.
Thank you, Detective.
I'll let myself out.
What do we do now?
We're not gonna do anything.
This is our house.
You don't have
anything to worry about.
I'll take care of this.
There you are.
I was wondering where you were.
I was here.
Didn't get any rest?
Been on the computer for hours.
Doing what?
I'm looking for them.
Looking for who?
Samantha Ryan,
the real estate agent.
Did you know there's nothing
about her at all online?
And Riley King,
there is no mention of him
owning this house ever.
No. I'll be home early.
We can swing
by the police station then.
Wait, where are you going?
What do you mean,
where am I going?
I'm going to work.
Becca, I have to work.
I wouldn't be of any use
sitting around here anyway.
But, Tom, I just feel
like we should...
Hey, don't worry. I'll fix this.
- You keep saying that.
- Yeah, because I will.
You have my word.
Have a good day.
Hey, you okay?
Yeah. I was finally
able to get some sleep.
I was at the police station.
What? I thought
we were gonna go together.
It was crazy at the office.
Passed the station
on the way home
and I just figured I'd stop by.
I spoke to Detective Ross.
What did she say?
It's not good, Becs.
It's not good.
Ross said that as a lawyer,
I would have a better chance
of getting restitution
from them than she would.
But we don't even know
these people.
I know. I know. It's crazy.
And I hate to say it,
but I'm not surprised.
The police are so busy,
unless someone's murdered.
It's hard to get them
to look into anything.
Just not a priority.
But how do we go
about finding them?
- I've tried.
- I don't know.
I just wanted to let you know
what I found out.
And I do have
a little good news.
The guy who owns the house,
he's going back to Hawaii.
I spoke to him.
We're gonna rent it from him
on a week-to-week basis.
That's for the short-term.
But what about the long-term?
What about when he wants
to move back
- into his own home?
- I can't keep having
the same conversation
with you, Becs.
I will take care of it,
I promise.
Trust me.
It's not a matter of trust.
It's a matter
of figuring this out
- and doing the right thing.
- Which is what I'm doing.
Okay? And don't wait up for me.
I might be late, lots to do.
I'm sorry, Becs,
but this makes no sense,
no sense.
- I know.
- You're telling me
the police can't do anything
because you were robbed
with a pen and not a gun?
That's just as bad.
According to Tom,
the detective said,
we have a better chance
if Tom handles it.
Then why isn't Tom handling it?
I know you thought
this house was gonna be
a good thing for you guys,
but it seems
to have made things worse.
And I can't stand
to see him do this to you.
He's not doing anything.
It's basically my fault.
I was the one
that found the house
and I persuaded him
to make the deal.
With your money.
He reviewed all the documents
and he's a lawyer.
Look, this house,
the fact that you don't own it,
don't you think that maybe...
- What?
- I don't know.
Maybe the universe is trying
to tell you something.
Okay, look, let's just say
Tom is handling this his way.
Who's to say
you can't handle it yours?
If Tom's gonna be my husband,
I need to trust him.
You've trusted him once.
And look where you are.
You need to talk
to that detective.
Come in.
Oh, Ms. Sanders, come on in.
I hope I'm not barging in.
I'm here to help, Ms. Sanders.
Have a seat.
I have to admit
I was expecting you earlier.
Well, I don't really think
Tom wanted me to come at all.
Why is that?
Well, after what you said,
I think he figured he could
just handle it on his own.
Oh, I just meant
that there wasn't a lot
we could do at 6:00 AM,
but I didn't mean to imply
that we wouldn't pursue this.
No, I meant when
he came here to talk to you.
I didn't speak
to your fiance here today.
You didn't see him?
Maybe he talked to someone else,
a different officer?
Well, I've been here all day
and if he spoke to someone else,
let alone gave
an official statement,
I would have been
notified right away.
It's my case.
But he said that he came here
and talked to you.
Um, well, is there
anything you can do?
I should hope so.
I've... what you told me
is bizarre,
but I do think we can find them.
Tom thought he could
take care of it himself.
Ms. Sanders,
uh, from what you said,
you've been swindled out
of over $500,000.
It's grand larceny,
a very serious criminal offense.
So, I would hope that you would
let us do our job.
I'm sorry, I have to go.
I need to speak to Tom.
Ms. Sanders,
when you're ready to tell us...
Sorry, I have to go.
Oh, jeez.
Becca, what are you doing?
You lied to me, Tom.
And I just can't figure out why.
You're not even gonna
try and deny it?
Well, since I have no idea
what you're talking about
and I didn't lie to you
about anything.
What should I try to deny?
I went to the police
station today.
And I spoke to Detective Ross.
And you didn't.
I assume
you want an explanation.
The truth is,
we could go after 'em.
It wouldn't be that hard
for someone to find,
whether it's police
or private investigator.
But, I'm not sure
that's the smart thing to do.
What are you talking about?
Becca, I'm about to make
partner in a law firm.
This case,
this suit would go public.
What would it say
about me as an attorney
that I fell
for something like this?
So, you're worried
about your pride?
I don't...
I don't care about my pride.
But this, what happened,
this is what we're supposed
to protect our clients from.
What... if my colleagues,
or God forbid,
the other partners found out,
they'd lose
all confidence in me.
Tom, it is half a million
dollars of my money.
- All of my savings.
- I know. I know.
But as partner, I would make
that back in a year.
Yeah. I don't know.
You know, it doesn't matter
'cause I'm making
- the decision on this.
- Excuse me?
I'm cleaning up our mess, Becca.
You have to trust me that I know
the best way to handle this.
How can I trust you
when you just lied to my face?
You know, trust me,
don't trust me.
I don't care.
This is what we're doing.
It's easy for you to say
when it's not your money.
Oh, there it is.
This is how it's gonna be
after we're married?
You always holding
your inheritance over my head?
What happens when I start
bringing in the bucks?
Will that be my money then?
I've never seen you
like this before.
Like, what?
Oh, I'm not speechless.
I have plenty to say.
I'm just afraid
of wasting my breath.
Go ahead, say it.
You're not married yet, are you?
And it is your money.
Then I don't really know
what the hell
y you're waiting for.
I mean, the police
can go after these guys, right?
Then why aren't you telling them
to bring out the cavalry?
'Cause Tom wouldn't like it.
Are you listening to yourself?
No. Tom is just
as responsible as you are
for losing that money.
And now, you won't
even let the cops
investigate who took it?
Well, what he said
kinda makes sense.
Oh, that it would
look bad for a lawyer
to have the wool
pulled over his eyes?
That's like refusing
to go to a brilliant doctor
because he once got sick.
No. What he said
about making partner,
because when he does,
the money we lost
won't really matter.
Nothing. It's just...
It's just,
the Becs I know
wouldn't just let this go.
Who said I was letting it go?
I just said
I wasn't going to the cops.
Well, what did you have in mind?
Oh, uh, good morning.
- Can I help you?
- I hope so.
I would like to speak
with one of your agents,
Samantha Ryan.
Um, sorry.
We don't have anyone
by that name that works here.
Are you sure
you have the right office?
We have branches
all over the city.
Are you sure?
Because this is her
business card.
That is our branch,
but let me check.
Nope. She doesn't work here.
And according to our system,
she's not employed
by Lighthouse Realty at all.
Could you do me a favor?
Uh, would you look
at this picture
and tell me
if you recognize her?
I took that photo of the house.
That's Samantha Ryan,
standing right there.
Nope, I don't recognize her.
Let's see.
she looks a little familiar.
Do you mind
if I show this to someone?
- Please.
- Okay.
Do you have a minute?
Our office manager, Jane Kaplan
wants to talk to you.
I think she can help.
So, you're saying
the woman in this picture
sold you a house?
Yes, Samantha Ryan.
Do you know her?
Well, I do know her,
but her name
is not Samantha Ryan.
Her name is Mia Horner
and she used to work here.
Wait. I don't understand.
You know,
I'm really not sure I do either.
But if that woman
is representing herself
as an agent
of Lighthouse Realty,
well, I'm sorry she's not.
Well, can you tell me
why she left?
She didn't leave.
Then can you tell me
why she was fired?
Uh, I'm sorry. Regulations.
I'm really
not at liberty to say.
But she was fired?
She didn't leave voluntarily.
And I suppose you don't have
any contact information for her?
Even if I did,
I couldn't share it with you.
I understand.
I'm sorry I couldn't have been
of more help.
Thank you for your time,
Ms. Kaplan.
Have a wonderful day.
I told you to leave it alone!
No, you told me
not to go to the cops!
- You knew what I meant!
- I didn't know what you meant.
I didn't think there was any
issues going to her office.
And I'm glad that I did
because now,
we know that Samantha
- or Mia was in on it too.
- We knew that already.
There's no way that Riley guy
could've done that on his own.
He needed the documentation.
He needed somebody
on the inside.
Well, now,
that we have more information,
we know that she was fired.
Why can't we just take it
to the cops?
It wouldn't change anything.
We could have her written
confession signed,
sealed, and delivered.
It wouldn't matter.
I'm protecting us.
I don't understand.
The man that I fell in love with
wouldn't just leave this alone.
I don't know why you're not
more upset about this.
Because I'm a lawyer, Becs.
I'm able to think
objectively about it.
Don't patronize me.
If you're such a good lawyer,
then why don't you do your job?
Get my...
Get our money back.
Why can't you just do
what I say?
It's not what our marriage
is gonna be like.
I just do what you say
all the time.
That's not what I meant
and you know it. Okay?
You don't have to take
everything so literally.
We just lost $500,000.
How literal is that?
You're never gonna let me
forget that, are you?
Always gonna hold that
over my head?
It just happened.
I know you, Becs.
That is what you'll do.
If I'm so bad,
why don't you just leave?
Why don't you walk out
that front door?
Don't tempt me.
Please don't hurt me.
Were you followed?
What? By who?
You need to leave.
No. Not until you tell me
what's going on.
You know what's going on,
who I am, what I did.
For $500,000.
That's why.
At least my cut of it.
So, that's what
you and your partner do,
just real estate scams?
The less you know, the better.
I could go to the police,
you know.
I suppose you will.
The police
aren't who I'm afraid of.
What? Then who?
These people.
Becca, look,
you need to just let this go.
Trust me.
This could get so much worse.
Who's Riley?
Is that who hired you?
Hey, talk to me.
You changed your mind.
May I ask why?
I just want you to investigate.
Ms. Sanders,
if there's something
that you are not telling me...
This is the real estate
agent's address.
Her name is not Samantha Ryan.
It is Mia Horner.
And you know this how?
She told me.
She told you?
I spoke to her.
She was scared, terrified.
So, I think
you should take care of it.
Well, you made
the right decision, I suppose.
So, you'll talk to her?
Yes. But I still feel like
there's something
you're not telling me.
If there's anything else
that I find out,
I'll let you know.
You okay?
I went to the police
and I spoke to Detective Ross.
You did what?
Because it's the right thing
to do.
We should have done that
in the first place.
Becca, I explained to you
- why we couldn't do that.
- Yeah.
You explained it,
but it honestly
never really made much sense.
You're jeopardizing
my partnership, my career.
- You know that.
- I don't really think
that's the most important
thing right now.
So, we're out 500 grand
and I'm not in a position
to make that back for us?
What did you tell the cops?
I told them about Samantha
and who she really is.
And I told them
to start the investigation.
You shouldn't have done that,
Tom, what's going on?
Tom, hey,
I know things haven't been good
with us recently,
but I know you.
if there's something going on,
you can talk to me.
Uh, ligature marks, petechiae,
uh, there's no question
she was strangled.
Probably a piece of clothing,
like a scarf.
Uh, no fibers
like we see from a rope.
Any idea when she died?
Hmm, best guess,
a couple hours,
but no more than that.
Uh, rigor mortis
has already begun.
Oh, okay. Thanks.
Heard you found this one
I'm sorry.
How'd you know
she was in trouble?
There's no signs of
a struggle anywhere.
No, I didn't.
I was coming here
to interview her.
She's a suspect in a case,
I came to the front door
and saw that the window
next to it was broken.
So you came in?
So I came in.
Damn shame.
- Yeah. Excuse me.
- Uh-hmm.
Well, good news, Detective.
We found a lot of usable prints.
Well done, Selwyn.
Well, forensics pulled them.
Off the front door then?
Front door? No, back door.
The front window was broken.
That's how the perpetrator
made it into the house.
Well, they dusted everywhere.
Nothing on the glass.
Nothing on the doorknobs
inside or out.
But the back door,
that was covered in prints.
Listen, do me a favor.
Go down to the precinct,
do a rush on these prints,
call me if you find anything.
- Right away, ma'am.
- All right. Thank you.
- Detective Ross.
- Ms. Sanders, we need to talk.
Of course. Come in.
No, I think
you better come with me.
I don't understand.
Can you tell me how she died?
Why don't you tell me?
I would tell you if I knew.
I have no idea.
Why would I tell you
to go and talk to her
and then go and kill her?
I don't know.
I wouldn't because I didn't.
Look, I'll tell you whatever
you wanna know
but why do you think
I killed her?
Because we found
your prints at the scene.
Yeah, I went to talk to her.
I told you that.
They were on the back door,
a door that is clearly
not used very often.
I think it's time you start
telling us everything.
Okay. I will tell you
but you have to believe me
that I did not kill her.
When I went over
to Mia Horner's,
who I thought was Samantha Ryan,
I didn't think
she would let me in
once she saw that it was me.
After all,
she knew what she did.
So I broke in.
Well, I didn't really break in.
I went around the back
and the door was open,
so I just...
I went inside.
I don't really know
what I was thinking.
I just figured
if I talked to her face to face,
I could get
some solid information.
And was she there?
She came home
and found me inside her house.
Did she confront you?
Did you have some sort
of an altercation?
She was scared.
She was more scared
than I have ever seen
anyone ever.
- Of you?
- No, not of me and not of you.
Not of the police.
Well, then who?
I don't know.
She didn't tell me.
Get up, Becca. We're leaving.
Mr. Hudson, please.
Your fiance is not under arrest.
You're damn right she isn't.
And since she has no reason
to speak to you,
because if she is,
you violated her rights
by speaking to her
without counsel present.
Yeah, I understand that
you're a lawyer, Mr. Hudson,
but you cannot
just waltz in here...
And I want the tapes
of this interrogation.
It is not an interrogation.
- No. She was just trying...
- Quiet, Becca.
- You've done enough damage.
- Mr. Hudson,
we all want the same thing here,
to find out
who took your money and why.
We never asked for your help.
And we don't want it.
Where were you last night,
Mr. Hudson?
I was in bed
with my fiance, asleep.
Why'd you let them go?
You could've held them.
She wasn't gonna say
anything else in front of him.
You think she did it?
Killed Mia Horner?
Not a chance.
Her fingerprints were the only
ones found at the scene.
Well, if she did do it,
she would've wiped
those fingerprints clean
from the back door
just like whoever did do it
wiped them clean
from the front door
after they broke in.
I just don't understand.
It makes no sense.
Why would you break into a house
when you knew the back door
was already unlocked?
And then, wipe your prints clean
from everywhere
but the back door,
which you freely admitted
you walked through
the day before?
So then who killed Mia Horner?
I don't know.
But those two
have something to do with it.
Here you go.
Thank you.
I figured you could use it.
Thank you for coming to get me.
What did you expect me to do?
I can't believe she's dead.
You should've seen her, Tom.
She was so scared.
Becs, I have... I have to ask.
Are you kidding me?
I have to be sure.
You seriously think
I killed her?
That I'm capable
of doing something like that?
You've done a lot of things
out of character lately.
I'm not even gonna dignify that
with a response.
They're gonna charge you,
you know.
- Is that what they said?
- No.
You're the only suspect
and your prints
were all over the crime scene.
But I didn't...
What's the matter? You okay?
Yeah. Yeah.
I just got a little dizzy.
You're probably exhausted.
Why don't you, uh, well,
lay down and get some sleep?
I'm not really...
Could you be any dumber?
Watch yourself, counselor.
Why the hell did you kill her?
You told me to take care of it.
I didn't mean kill her.
Well, what's done is done.
Cops now have a murder
on their hands.
I want you
to get the hell out of town.
How? Hmm?
I don't have any money.
Oh, my God.
That'll get you started.
Until this thing blows over,
we should have zero contact.
Why can't I stay at my place?
Where do you think
the first place
they're gonna look is,
you idiot?
Look, there's no way to tie me
to her or me to you.
She was supposedly
your real estate agent.
- Think!
- Yeah, yeah, yeah,
but you're not gonna
tell them that.
No, but Becca will.
So just do what I say.
But this squares us.
Squares us? Yeah.
I keep you out of jail for life
and you botch the one thing
I asked you to do.
I don't think so.
Look, we're both
in this together.
You just remember that.
Are you threatening me?
I don't need to threaten.
You know what I'm capable of
more than anyone.
I'm supposed
to be frightened of you
because you threw
a sucker punch in a bar fight?
No. I don't think so.
And just remember this,
when push comes to shove,
I'm a lawyer
with a stellar reputation.
And you are an ex-con
with a rap sheet.
Who do you think
people are gonna believe?
Pleasure doing business
with you, counselor.
- Watch your tone with me.
- Oh, why?
You can't even handle
your own wife.
What are you gonna do to me?
Don't worry, Riley.
Consider this one pro bono.
How'd you sleep?
I feel like I was drugged.
With everything going on,
you needed your sleep
and you passed out on the couch.
Why aren't you at work?
I told them I'd go in later.
- We need to talk, Becs.
- Okay.
I tried, Becs.
I really tried.
What are you talking about?
This, us, making it work.
I just... I can't do it anymore.
I just... I can't.
Are you saying
you wanna break up
or you wanna call off
the engagement?
I'm not saying I want to.
But all things considered,
yeah, I think it's for the best.
And it's not just everything
going on now.
Things haven't been good
for a while.
You know that. We both do.
I thought
a new house would help,
a project for you,
more time for me.
But we saw how that went.
My friends warned me about you.
They saw the real you
and I wouldn't listen to them.
In fact, before everything
happened with the house,
even Annie asked me
if I was sure
I was making the right choice,
do you know what I said?
No, Becca,
what'd you say to her?
I said that marriage
is in good times and bad.
It's not just the bad times.
I could deal with that.
You've become irrational.
I've become irrational?
Plus I've gotta think
about my career.
Your career?
If I was worried
about how it would look
to be involved
with a fraud suit,
imagine being married
to a woman accused of murder.
So you're breaking up with me
so that you can make partner?
No, that's not the reason, okay?
That... it's all of it.
All of it together.
I can't believe
this is happening.
I honestly can't believe this.
I never wanted this.
With everything going on,
I think it's for the best, okay?
- Of course I'll move out.
- No.
I will move out.
Come on,
don't be the martyr, okay?
It's just till the real owner
moves back in.
I'll come and get my things
while you're at work.
And I never wanna see you again.
Becs, come on.
Go ahead. Say it.
Say what?
I told you so.
I'm not here
to chastise you, Becca.
I'm here to help you.
Thank you.
Now, you do know
I'm an estate lawyer,
not a real estate lawyer.
I do have to say,
this is one of the strangest
situations I've ever heard of.
Imagine how I feel.
Now, the first thing
I will say, however,
that we should wait
till the police wrap up
their investigation
to do anything.
Because in the criminal case
like this,
and that's exactly
what this is now,
it's best to wait to see
how all of this played out
before you even consider
a civil suit.
Now, when you and Tom
signed the contract
for the house,
were you under duress?
No. Does that matter?
If it's fraud, not really.
I... I'm just trying
to get a sense
of how all of this played out.
If I was somehow
to get the money back,
would it be mine?
Hmm. It can get messy.
Oh, because we're not talking
about cash anymore.
That Tom would be entitled to.
You're not married,
you don't have
a prenup agreement.
And, um, the house is an asset
and something you both own.
But that's the thing.
We don't own it.
I understand that.
But your investment,
the down payment,
it's not liquid.
That's why I said
it's complicated.
What if I have to sue Tom?
- You're jumping the gun.
- No, but what if?
That all depends.
On what?
On what he knew about the scam.
You didn't have to leave work.
Are you kidding me?
What kind of friend would I be
if I let you wander
the streets like a hobo?
Come here.
You're due for some TLC.
Yeah. Well, I just want
you to know
that you absolutely
made the right decision.
It wasn't really my choice.
Tom was the one
that brought it up.
Yeah, but you were proactive
and you didn't let him
bully you.
You're the one
who walked out on him.
Yeah. I guess.
I know it's tough, Becs,
and it's gonna get even tougher.
But this is for the best.
And I think you know that.
I mean, at least you get
to move forward with your life.
There must be something
liberating about that.
I'm $500,000 lighter.
Hey, can I be honest with you?
You're gonna think
I'm a terrible person.
Hey, listen, I already
think you're a terrible person.
Nothing could change that.
- The engagement ending...
- Uh-hmm.
it's devastating,
but I can understand it,
sort of.
But the scam and the fact
that Tom didn't go to the police
and then he lied about it,
I can't get it out of my head.
Because it doesn't make sense.
A lot of what Tom did
doesn't make sense, Becs.
That woman, Mia Horner,
who was involved in the scam,
she just winds up dead.
That can't be a coincidence.
Well, maybe it was
the other guy,
her partner, who killed her.
Maybe, but...
But what? What is it?
Do you think
Tom could be involved?
What do you mean, with them?
Oh, I don't know.
If there's one thing we know
about Tom,
it's that he doesn't
like to lose.
He doesn't like
to lose anything,
which is why he's so obsessed
with making partner.
But it doesn't make sense
that he wouldn't pursue this
and go after these people
to the ends of the earth.
So, uh, what are you gonna do?
I don't know,
but I have to do something.
Well, I have an idea
for right now.
Let's uncork another bottle
and toast
to the first day
of your new life.
I forgot my charger.
Oh, you're a guest in my house,
Becs, not a barista.
I figured it was the least
I could do.
Thank you.
I saw your, uh, stun gun,
by the way.
Hey, when you're a single girl
who lives alone,
you can't be too careful.
And what are you doing
digging around my drawers?
I was looking
for a phone charger.
You didn't get
any sleep, did you?
I couldn't sleep
and I couldn't stop thinking
about what we were
talking about.
What? About Tom being involved?
So, what do you think
you're gonna do?
Ask him.
Hi, can I help you?
I'm going to see Tom Hudson.
Do you have an appointment?
No, but he's expecting me.
It's a personal matter.
Is there something wrong?
No, I'm sorry.
It's just
I've been here about a week
and I've seen Mr. Hudson
with his wife
and I didn't know
if that was you or not.
Like I said, I'm sorry.
Let me just call
Mr. Hudson for you.
Did you just say his wife?
Well, I mean,
I've seen him with her.
I just assumed it was his wife.
Is this her?
Is this his wife?
Does she work here?
I, um, I don't...
I don't think so,
but like I said, I just saw
them leaving together.
Look, hey, um,
please don't say anything.
I... I'm not trying
to get into any trouble.
We were right, Annie.
I just came from Tom's office
and the man at the front desk
said he thought
Mia Horner was his wife.
He said he saw them together.
Wait, so Tom
was having an affair?
I don't know, but that is not
what I'm afraid of.
Okay. So what,
you think Tom killed her?
I don't wanna believe
that he could, but I don't know.
If Tom and Mia
were in on it together...
- Then the other man...
- Riley King.
Then Riley was in on it, too.
We have to find Riley.
We have to get
some sort of proof.
Okay. Um, but how?
I have an idea.
And there won't be an alarm.
I know the code
and I have Tom's keys.
- Looks like they're closed off.
- Amen to that.
- Let's go.
- Okay.
Okay. I'm gonna look
around Tom's office
and if you see anyone, just tell
them you're delivering food.
Wait, wait, wait. To who?
Just make up a name.
And if you don't see anyone,
just come and find me, okay?
Okay. Okay. I'll go.
Yeah. You found
what you're looking for?
- Not yet.
- So how can I help?
You want me
to look on his computer
- and see what I can find?
- No, I wouldn't bother.
That's all password protected.
That's the good thing
about lawyers.
All of their documentation
is hard copies.
Yeah, I guess
that would make sense.
- Riley King.
- Yes.
Oh, my gosh.
Where you going?
We already did that office.
We took out the trash.
- Hurry up. Put it away.
- Exactly.
- Hurry.
- I need to sweep.
Do you really think
anybody's gonna notice?
That's not the point.
Come on, let's get out of here.
I wanna go home.
I'll do it tomorrow.
You promise?
I promise.
Okay. Cool.
Wait, wait, wait.
Okay. Come on.
Come on.
You're keeping me in suspense.
Okay. Okay. I just wanna make
sure I understand all of this.
Just give me the broad strokes.
Okay. Riley King
was definitely Tom's client.
And it looks like
Tom got him off.
Off from what?
It was a bar fight or something
and Tom pled it down
to manslaughter.
Okay. So he must have felt
like he owes Tom.
Or Tom thinks he does.
So Tom convinced Riley
and Mia Horner to scam you
both out of $500,000?
But if Tom and Mia
were having an affair,
why would he kill her?
And the biggest question of all,
where is my money?
Okay. Look, Becs, we need to go
to the police, like now.
This is becoming way too much
for the two of us.
But I don't know
if this is enough proof.
If what is?
That Riley was Tom's client.
Well, it certainly
isn't a coincidence.
Come on.
You need to talk
to that detective.
There's someone else
I wanna talk to first.
Riley King.
So you're certain
that this is his house?
This was the address listed
in the legal documents.
You know what's weird?
If Riley knew
he was partaking in a scam,
why did he use his real name?
I mean, Mia Horner didn't.
Well, I imagine
because of the house sale,
some of the documents had
to be real for bank accounts.
You need IDs, real IDs.
Yeah, you're probably right.
So what's the plan?
Ring the bell and tell him
we wanna talk to him.
And if no one's home?
Then we go to Plan B.
I got into Mia Horner's through
the back door that was open.
So if he's not home,
we try a basement window.
Let's just hope he's home.
Looks like
the door's cracked open.
- Let's go.
- Oh.
We should go to the cops.
Hello? Riley?
Come on.
Okay. Wait.
You said you just wanted
to talk to Riley,
not rifle through his house.
It looks like there was...
There was some kind of fight.
You think it was Tom?
I don't know.
Let's look around.
- Becs.
- Shh.
I don't know
what you hope to find.
I don't know.
I'll know when I find it.
Password protected.
Well, it must be
around here somewhere.
You know how many people
in our office keep
their password on the Post-it
on the side
of their computer screen?
Hey, try that door.
Oh, that's him.
That's Riley King.
I'm not saying anything
without my lawyer.
Where's Annie?
She's in the other room
waiting for you,
having a coffee or a soda.
Can I see her?
What the hell were you thinking?
Well, you weren't gonna
listen to me.
And as far as you're concerned,
I have something to do
with Mia Horner's death.
Well, now thanks to you,
I can place you
at the location of two murders.
What, do you think
I murdered Riley King?
No, I don't.
Mr. King's hyoid bone
was crushed.
Do you know how hard it is
to do that to someone?
Well, unless you're secretly
a power lifter,
I would say
you are in the clear.
Yeah, we think so.
They were working together.
I know that Tom
was once Riley's lawyer.
Which we could have discovered
had you told us
about your suspicions.
You know, believe it or not,
it's much easier for us
to search a database
than it is for you
to break into a law firm.
Yeah, your friend,
she sang like a bird.
Well, I was gonna come to you.
But I figured
the more I found out,
the more you could do about it.
You could have been hurt
or killed.
Where is Tom?
We don't know.
We can't reach him.
Well, I imagine
he doesn't wanna be reached.
According to his colleagues,
he hasn't been at the office.
- Did you try his cell?
- He ditched it.
Probably realizes that the walls
are closing in on him.
So, what now?
Well, if I were you,
I would not go back
to that house,
the one that you think
that you bought.
Oh, I haven't been
staying there.
I've been staying at Annie's.
Well, that's good.
I would keep staying there
if that's okay.
Of course.
So, am I free to go?
Detective Ross, my fiance
murdered two people.
Do you think I'm in danger?
Well, that depends.
Do you have the money?
Well, then I think you're safe.
I'm sorry to say, but I think
this was always about the money.
I feel like
I should get back to work.
You know, no one would blame you
if you took some time off.
I know. I just...
I want things
to go back to normal.
I know. I know it.
- Are you expecting someone?
- Uh-uh.
It's Detective Ross.
Mind if I come in?
Yeah, sure. I'll buzz you in.
We're downstairs.
- Hi.
- Hello.
Care to join us?
Huh. I am still on the clock.
Otherwise, I might take you
up on that.
Is there something wrong,
Wrong? No.
On the contrary,
I've got some good news
that might make you
wanna open a second bottle.
Please have a seat.
We found the money.
Riley King's account.
So, that's why Tom killed him.
Tom was smart enough not to put
the money under his name,
at least not at first.
It'd be too risky.
And it was.
Soon as Riley King was murdered,
the judge issued the warrants.
What about Tom's accounts?
Well, we found them.
Probably some that
you aren't even aware of,
but the $500,000.
You accessed
Riley King's account?
Uh-hmm. Yup. It's all there.
So, what's this good news?
Well, as of today,
you can stop by the bank
and they will issue you
a wire transfer.
So, it's all mine?
It's all yours.
Unless Tom decides
to show up and try to claim it,
in which case, he would be
charged with fraud,
which he might not care
too much about,
considering he's also gonna be
charged with a double murder.
We'll talk soon, Ms. Sanders.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you.
Thank you so much for coming.
Oh, of course.
I'm your lawyer now.
I hope this is just a formality.
Now when I hear that,
that's when I get nervous.
But don't worry.
I've got a copy
of the judge's ruling
in case there are any issues.
- Come on.
- Okay. Let's do this.
Sign here, please.
I'm so glad this worked out
for you, Ms. Sanders.
Forgive me for saying so,
but from what the police
detective told me,
it sounds like a nightmare.
You have no idea, Mr. Krebbs.
And I'm glad
that the judge signed off
on this transfer so quickly.
Well, is that not
typical, Mr. Krebbs?
Well, I wouldn't
say that anything's typical.
You know, every case
is different.
This one, more than most.
I just want
all of this to be over.
Well, the worst is behind you.
Let's hope so.
Final signature right there.+.
Great. I'll authorize
this transfer
and the money should be
in your account by tomorrow.
Hmm. You'll furnish us
with confirmation
of the wire transfer,
Mr. Krebbs?
Of course.
So, no one will have access
to this account besides me?
Uh, no one.
And, uh, per the police
detective suggestion,
we'll be monitoring
the account 24/7.
Not that we anticipate
any problems,
but should there be
any suspicious activity,
we'll know right away.
And should there be
anything irregular,
anything at all,
I'd appreciate a call,
Mr. Krebbs?
You have my word.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
Now don't be nervous.
I want you to sign these copies
because you are going to get all
this money
and place that creep in jail.
- You know.
- Thank you.
I can't believe
all this happened.
- Mmm Hmm.
- It's crazy.
To this thing all being over.
No, to you.
I could not have done this
without you.
And obviously,
the drinks are on me
because I just came
into some money.
It was always your money, Becs.
I know. I just had
to share it with Tom.
I'm sorry.
I know how badly
you wanted to be married.
I wanted to be married
to the man I thought I knew.
Anyway, let's just enjoy
these drinks
because tomorrow,
I'm gonna start looking
for a new place to live.
You know you can stay with me
as long as you like.
- You know that.
- I know.
It's just time for Becca Sanders
to start a new life.
Cheers to that.
Well, you can answer.
But if you scream,
I will kill you.
Annie, what's going on?
Hey, Becs.
- Where's the money?
- Please don't hurt her.
It's in an account
where you will never get it.
Unless you transfer it to me,
which is exactly
what you're going to do.
Or what?
You'll do to me what you did
to Mia and to Riley?
Oh, no, no. Just Riley.
He did Mia.
And then, well, you know
why I had to get rid of him.
Tom, we were happy once.
Well, why did you need
the money so badly?
You know what being partner
means, Becca, huh?
Stop moving.
That means you own
part of the company.
But for that, you have to buy
in $500,000 in equity.
Why didn't you just ask me
for the money?
'Cause you never would've
given me that money.
You know it.
You can't kill me, Tom.
You'll have to kill us both.
Oh, I don't have
to kill you both.
Just her.
Now, I'm out of patience
and she's out of time.
Your account number now.
Okay. Okay.
- Move.
- I'll write it down.
Just don't hurt her.
Why don't you
stop moving around?
Or I swear to God,
this ends badly for you.
You got that?
- Move.
- I'm writing it down.
Well, if he wasn't so greedy,
he probably would've got away.
We would've tracked him
down eventually.
I'm not in any trouble, am I?
Self-defense against a murderer?
I think not, Ms. Sanders.
Hmm. Hmm.
You look good.
- Thank you.
- You really do.
More importantly, I feel good.
I honestly feel better than
I have in a really long time.
I read the online
article about what happened.
I still can't believe
it happened to you.
That makes both of us.
I guess you're wondering
why I wanted to see you.
Yeah. I assume it can't be good.
But with Tom in jail,
I feel like
I can handle anything.
On the contrary, it's very good.
Now, I've been going
over some case law
and I think we have precedent.
Precedent for what?
The recovery money.
Now, that's all yours,
It's in my account.
I checked this morning.
Uh-hmm. Uh-hmm.
Now, it's good,
but it's not all.
I think we can make a good case
to go after Tom's assets.
Now, whether
or not he's found guilty
and he will be found guilty,
I think we can make a good case
for you to receive
parts of his, you know,
assets, his savings,
his retirement account, 401...
Meghan, I appreciate it.
I really do,
but I just wanna move on.
I don't wanna hear the name
Tom Hudson ever again.
Unless it's when the judge says,
"Thomas Hudson,
I sentence you"...
Uh, okay.
Yes, I understand that, Becca.
I really do, especially now.
But, you know, you need to think
about the future.
And I just think
you need to go and get...
- Goodbye, Meghan.
- all the money
that I possibly can
from this snake.
Thank you for everything.
Get out of here.
Bye, Becca.