My Killer Reunion (2023) Movie Script

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What do you want, James?
You know exactly why I'm here.
Tell me.
Leave Claire alone.
That's not possible.
Sorry, my man. We
belong together.
You just stay the hell
away from my wife.
(Victor) Look at you,
playing loving husband.
Like anybody believes that.
How about that slutty nurse
you were hooking up with, huh?
How does she play into all this?
(both grunting)
(tense music)
(Neighbor) Hey, there's a
fight at 1122 Broad Street.
Son of a...
Hey! Get the hell out of here!
She's mine!
Knock it off.
(James) Not if I have
anything to do with it!
You don't get forget it.
Are you okay, Vic?
I'm fine.
I called the cops.
Who was that guy anyway?
You don't wanna know.
(somber music)
(cicadas chirping)
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(eerie music)
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(Ethan grunts)
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(Ethan groans)
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(birds chirping)
(car rumbles)
(Iris and Simon
indistinctly chattering)
(James sighs)
Oh, hey, Honey. Just in time!
Hey. What's all this?
Well, Iris brought her
new boyfriend over.
(James) And?
(Claire) I think he's sweet.
So I don't have to tell him
I'm a black belt
in karate, right?
Be nice!
Honey, I got some bad news.
(ominous music)
Ethan had a severe
accident this morning.
Oh no!
He was out jogging and
he slipped and fell
and hit his head pretty bad.
Oh my gosh. Is he gonna be okay?
He's still drifting in
and out of consciousness.
(Claire) Man!
I have to cover for him tonight,
so I'll be there pretty late.
(sighing) Okay.
(James) Now, unless you wanna
go alone, it is your reunion.
No. I want you to come.
I'll just ride down
with Gina. It's fine.
So, all right. Well,
grab those and let's go.
Here we go.
(Claire) All right.
Who's hungry?
Hey, hey, hey.
Welcome to our home.
Thank you.
So, Simon, are you in college?
No, that's not really something
I can afford right now.
Okay. Do you work, or...?
Dad, don't grill him!
I'm not. I am just trying to
get to know your new friend.
(Claire) Simon volunteers at
the youth center with Iris.
(Simon) And I'm a bit
of an artist.
Yaknow, I like to sketch.
I have a few paintings.
Dad thinks that everybody
should be a doctor.
No. I just think that would
be a good choice for you.
Anyway, Mom, what time are
you going to your reunion?
I'm gonna head down around six,
and, actually, your dad won't
be coming until tomorrow.
Oh, you're gonna go by yourself?
Yeah. I'm just gonna
ride down with Gina.
It's no big deal.
What are you doing?
Drawing you something
for your wall.
Oh. You're not
drawing me, are you?
(Simon scoffs)
(Iris chuckles)
Hey, did you feel like
there was any weirdness at
lunch between my parents?
I don't think so. Why?
My mom said that she was
going to this college reunion
and her ex-boyfriend
is gonna be there.
Like from college?
Yeah, and a little
bit more recent.
It's a long story,
but... (sighs)
my parents split
up a few years back.
My dad had an
affair with a nurse.
When my parents separated,
my mom started dating
this guy, Victor,
and he was nice and all,
but just kind of intense.
So, she broke things off with
him, got back with my dad,
and now they're all
supposed to be together
for this whole weekend.
That does sound like
it'd be pretty weird.
Yeah, that's what I said,
but they swear that it's
all water under the bridge.
Oh, I am so sorry.
I don't mean to lay all
of my family drama on you.
No, it's cool. I'm no
stranger to family drama.
I mean, that's why I
got my own apartment.
(gentle music)
It's not you, but it is an iris.
(Iris) Oh? Wow!
(laughs) This is the first time
a guy's ever given me a flower.
No? That can't be true!
Sadly, it is.
I haven't had the best
of luck with guys.
Well, we can change that.
(tender music)
(upbeat music)
(Gina) So, you still okay with
seeing Victor this weekend?
Why wouldn't I be?
Well, because you just
split up a year ago.
It was a year and a half,
and James and I are in a
really good place right now,
and we're all
adults, and, besides,
Victor and I, we were just...
(Gina) Mm, honey, you don't
have to explain it to me, okay?
Even back in college, you and
Victor were like fire and ice.
I've dated plenty
of men like that.
Amazing in bed. A
disaster in real life.
Oh, ain't that the truth?
(Gina) Mmm-hmm.
So, if he gives you any
crap, I've got your back.
I'm sure he won't, but
thank you anyway, girl.
(foreboding music)
- Oh my gosh.
- Hi.
Hi, guys. How are you?
- Oh my goodness!
- Oh!
Claire, Gina! God,
it's been forever!
Oh, Whitney.
Whitney. Mwah!
- Oh my goodness.
- So good to see you guys.
You know, this
place is incredible.
Where's James? I thought
you were gonna bring him.
He's on call at the
hospital tonight,
but he'll be here
later, and yours?
Oh, couldn't make
it. Work stuff.
Okay. Come on.
You've got to see the inside,
because it is stunning.
- Let's see it!
- Oh my goodness!
(Whitney) We are so
lucky to get this place,
especially with the
other event going on.
(lively music)
(crowd chattering)
Oh, wow. Nice.
Okay, why don't you
ladies go grab a drink
and I'll take your
bags to your rooms?
Oh, thank you.
Hey, there's Morgan.
Thank you.
(nervous laughter)
It's been so long!
Hi Claire! Gina!
How are you?
Oh. I'm okay.
Well, well, well, if it
isn't The Biology Babes?
Oh, Trevor!
Can I interest any of
you ladies in a shot?
Oh, no, not me.
I was wondering what it takes
for a girl to get a
real drink around here.
So, whiskey? Tequila?
Oh, no. I'm gonna stick to wine.
Let's do it.
Hey, Whit. Look, it's Morgan!
Morgan? Hi!
- How are you?
- Hi, Whitney.
Wow. It's getting a
little loud in here.
A little bit.
Let's find a little
place to catch up?
(Whitney) Great. Let's go.
(Claire) Lead the way.
(Whitney) I need to know how
James is doing.
Morgan, what's been going on?
Thank you.
None for me. Thanks.
Morgan, turning down a drink?
You've changed since college.
Things haven't been great
these last 10, 20 years.
Huh. I guess I'm starting
to lose track of time.
So, Morgan, are you
seeing anyone special?
Oh, okay.
(Claire clears throat)
So, Whitney, North Carolina?
Charlotte, although I
am barely ever home.
With my daughter's
competitive cheerleading,
my life basically consists of
shuttling her around
until she wins nationals,
but, you know, anything for the
kids, right? (laughs)
And that is why I
don't have any kids.
(group laughs)
And, Morgan, what about you?
Are you still
living in Savannah?
Oh, she's back in Atlanta.
For a few years now.
Well, why didn't you tell us?
Yeah. We could've
totally grabbed lunch.
I've just been so
busy with life.
I just moved into a new house
and there's a lot going on.
So, you and Victor, business
partners for all these years,
and you never once hooked up?
(Gina chuckles)
Victor? Oh, God, no, Whit.
(Gina) No.
(group chuckles)
(Victor) Hey.
(ominous music)
(Whitney) Look who's here.
(Morgan clears throat)
(lively music)
Claire. It's really
good to see you.
You too.
(phone ringing)
Oh, this is James. I
should probably get this.
Excuse me.
(eerie music)
(Whitney) So?
Whitney's already
pretty toasted.
How's work going?
Oh, it's been patient
after patient.
You know how crazy it gets.
Hey, I'm not sure what
time I can get out of here,
but I'll be there
as soon as I can.
Is Victor there yet?
He is, but it's fine.
Honey, I'm not worried at all.
I just was asking.
Hey, I gotta get to a patient.
I'll see you soon,
okay? Love you.
Love you too. Bye.
(ominous music)
(Claire gasps)
Did you follow me up here?
Yeah. Uh, no.
Which is it?
I wanted to make
sure you were okay.
You seemed nervous
when I arrived.
I don't want things to
get weird between us.
Me either.
So, how are you doing?
Fine. You?
Yeah. Yeah, same.
We should probably
get back to the party.
You look really beautiful.
Thank you.
You know, this is my
favorite color on you.
That's not why I wore it.
Just tell me this.
Do you still think about us?
No. I don't.
Yeah, you do.
Look, Victor, I'm
back with my husband.
Whatever we had
was just a fling.
(Victor) No, no, it was more
than that, and you know it.
(Claire gasps)
Uh, hey, you two.
Everyone is
getting ready for dinner.
We're gonna meet
downstairs in an hour.
(somber music)
(glass clinking)
Time for a toast?
To old friends!
(Group) To old friends.
(group chuckles)
(glasses clink)
(ominous music)
(Claire) So, Morgan, what made
you move back to Atlanta?
Oh, um, work.
(Claire) Oh, and
how's that going?
I got laid off recently.
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that.
(Whitney) So, Claire and Victor,
tell me something.
Is it weird being here together?
I don't know what
you mean, Whit.
(Whitney chuckles)
(Whitney) I know you two dated.
Yeah, in college, but everybody
was hooking up in college.
This was a bit more recent.
More recent?
Claire, aren't you
married to Jeff? Jim?
And we were separated.
Victor and I dated briefly.
But you're back together
with your husband now?
(Gina) You know, this really
isn't anyone's business.
(tense music)
(Whitney) Just chatting
amongst friends.
Why is everyone so delicate?
(guests chuckle)
(Guest) Yeah.
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(Claire sighs)
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(crickets chirping)
(Claire sighs)
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(Claire sighs)
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(stove clicks)
(burner ignites)
(Claire sighs)
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(Claire sighs)
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(Claire grunts)
Damn it.
(tense music)
(Claire shrieks)
(Claire gasping)
(Responder) We have
a car in the area.
(Responder) Are you alone?
(Responder) Where are you?
In the garage.
(Responder) Okay. Stay
there and remain calm.
(Responder) We'll be there soon.
I'll be here.
(James) Honey?
Thank you.
Honey? What's wrong?
Hey, what's wrong?
(Claire whimpers)
(James) Oh my God.
Hey, hey, it's okay.
(somber music)
(Detective) And did
you hear anything
before the murder, ma'am?
All right, and you were not here
until they found
the body, correct?
Yes, sir. That's right.
(eerie music)
(responders chattering)
And what time did you leave
the hospital again, Mr. Hart?
Uh, about 1:00 a.m.
(Claire) He came right after I
called 911. Oh, God.
Okay. I'll be in touch.
(somber music)
I can't believe this.
Gina, I'm so sorry.
I know how close you
were with Victor.
(ominous music)
You have any idea who
could have done this?
Victor was a private person.
He never really let anyone in.
This is all so overwhelming.
You want some more?
Yes, please. Thank you.
Oh my God! Victor!
I can't believe it.
They're treating
us like killers,
and with no murder weapon?
There are security cameras.
They must have picked
up something, right?
The detective said there
are no cameras in the garage
and the other cameras didn't
pick up anything suspicious.
How do you think it happened?
I don't know.
Why would I know?
(ominous music)
Excuse me for a second.
Claire, can I talk
to you for a minute?
I saw that thing with you
and Victor last night.
That was just a
Oh, really?
So now you're here at a
reunion, alone in a bedroom.
What are you
getting at, Whitney?
Victor was hoping you'd start
things up again here, right?
No. No, it was nothing.
Just admit it.
You killed him 'cause
he wouldn't let you go.
Excuse me?
Do the right thing.
Turn yourself in.
I did not do this! How
dare you accuse me?
(Whitney) We'll see.
(somber music)
What is her problem?
Let's get the hell out of here.
That's horrible.
(tense music)
(group indistinctly murmuring)
(Iris) That must have been
horrible finding Victor
like that.
The police don't think that
any of you guys did
it though, right?
I'm his business partner.
Of course it looks suspicious.
Plus it states in the will,
if anything happens to him,
the business is all mine.
Yeah, but, honey,
the detectives have to look
at everyone as a suspect.
But that's ridiculous.
It's not like any of you
would actually kill someone.
(phone dings)
It's the hospital.
Was Victor acting weird
before the reunion?
There was one thing.
Last week, I had to get
something in his office
and Victor was on the
phone with someone
and he got angry
that I didn't knock.
It was pretty clear
that he didn't want me to
hear that conversation.
Maybe he was in some
kind of trouble.
I don't know. Victor had a
very adventurous private life.
I just assumed it was yet
another woman he'd screwed over.
They asked me to come into
work tonight. We're swamped.
(Iris) Wait, you're not actually
gonna go in though, right, Dad?
Not with everything
that's going on.
Well, honey, our lawyer said
we should let the
police do their job
and try our best to keep
our minds off of things.
You should go.
So you should just pretend like
nothing's going on then, right?
I'll be in my room.
(somber music)
(Claire sighs)
Huh, so everyone from
the reunion is a suspect?
(Iris) Exactly,
and my parents are acting
weirdly nonchalant about it.
It was the same
when they separated.
Are you back in town tomorrow?
Yeah, I was planning
to take you to dinner,
but with everything going on...
No, no. I'd like that, actually.
It's better than
hanging around here,
pretending everything is normal.
I'll make the reservation.
Hang in there.
I miss you.
I miss you too.
(phone clicks)
(ominous music)
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(Gina sighs)
(Gina sighs)
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(Gina) "We can sneak away
from the reunion"?
(phone ringing)
(Gina) So, I'm at the office
and I found something
really interesting.
What is it?
Victor's old tablet had
a messaging app on it.
It seems like he was
talking to someone yesterday
and they were making plans
to sneak away from the
reunion, and, you know.
Well, who was he talking to?
Looks like the username
is AngelAllStarMom233.
Hmm. Do you think it was
somebody at the reunion?
From the messages,
I can't really tell, but,
on one hand,
it looks like there could have
been someone who attended.
On the other,
maybe some random woman
he was meeting up with.
I really don't know.
I'll see if I can
find anything else.
(Claire) Well,
call me if you do.
(Claire) Bye.
(foreboding music)
(siren wails)
(James) How are you feeling?
Better than yesterday.
That's for sure.
(James) Oh.
What happened?
I'm still having trouble
remembering all the details,
but I could swear I was pushed.
Someone pushed me.
Pushed you?
(ominous music)
(Ethan groans)
(James) It's been a long night
and I'm exhausted,
so I'm gonna go get some sleep.
I gotta fly out for
that conference tonight,
but I really think
I should cancel.
Honey, you're the
keynote speaker,
and you've been waiting on
this opportunity for years.
You should just go.
- (James) Love you.
- Love you.
(solemn music)
You're really okay
with him leaving?
Wait, you don't think he's
been acting distant lately?
Well, honey, a lot has happened.
Exactly, and now
he's about to leave?
I'm just getting a weird
feeling about this.
Okay, sweetie.
Look, I know you're
having a hard time
trusting your dad again,
but all of that is in the past.
Look, I'm gonna meet my
friend Morgan for coffee.
Why don't you come along?
That bookstore you love is
right there. You could hang out.
Okay. I'll come.
(traffic rumbling)
(Simon) Hey.
I made us dinner
reservations for tonight.
I think you're gonna
love the place.
Well, I can't wait.
Things have been a little
tense around the house lately.
Yeah, I can imagine.
What are you up to now?
Oh, I'm with my mom.
Hi, Simon.
(Simon) Hi, Mrs. Hart.
He says "hi".
Um, she's about to meet up
with her friend Morgan.
I'm gonna go to the bookstore.
Cool. Well, I'll call you
when I'm back in the city.
Sounds good. Bye.
(Simon) Bye.
So you'll call me when
you're done with Morgan,
and I'll meet you back here?
Sounds good.
- All right.
- Have fun.
(traffic rumbling)
Claire! What are you doing here?
I'm meeting Morgan.
Really? I was just with her.
I already told her what I
think happened with Victor
and who I think did it.
What is your problem, Whitney?
Disagreeing with Victor
does not make me a killer.
Whatever you say.
(ominous music)
Nice jacket!
Excuse me?
AngelAllStarMom is
an interesting name.
It's my daughter's
cheerleading squad.
Which makes it even more strange
that you chose to use that name
while messaging with Victor.
How do you know about that?
Nobody can know
about this, Claire.
It would destroy my life!
I'd lose my husband, my kids.
Victor and I, we,
nothing happened.
We never acted on anything.
Doesn't make it any better.
Don't pretend to be so
perfect. You slept with him.
I was separated when we dated,
after my husband cheated on me!
I can tell you firsthand
nothing stings quite as bad
as finding out your
spouse wants someone else,
whether they act on it or not.
(somber music)
(Whitney sighs)
I know you're upset.
It's just coffee.
We can talk about this later.
Don't be mad.
Hey. Is this a bad time?
No, no. Please, sit.
(Server) Can I help you?
Hi. I'll take a latte.
(Server) And you?
I'm good. Thank you.
I was here earlier with Whitney.
Whitney? I know.
I ran into her on the way out.
I'm sure she's told you
that she thinks I did it.
She did. I don't
share that opinion.
I'm glad.
(phone dings)
And you? Is everything okay?
Uh, yeah.
I know we haven't been
in touch for a long time,
but I'm here if you ever
wanna talk about anything.
I appreciate that.
You were planning to get your
MD back in college, right?
Life took some
interesting turns.
Medical school wasn't
really in the cards for me.
Well, what happened?
Uh, I got into a
relationship with someone
and it wasn't really in our
plans for me to continue school.
Sounds like things were pretty
serious with this guy, huh?
They were, past tense.
20 years of my life off and on.
My ex could have
anyone he wanted.
He never let me forget that.
Truthfully, I always
wondered what he saw in me.
What do you mean?
My mom used to say it was
a good thing I was smart,
'cause I got the
short end of the stick
when it came to the
looks department.
Are you kidding me?
You're beautiful, smart.
A total catch.
I sure hope this guy isn't
in the picture anymore.
He ended things, many times.
When things were good,
they were really good,
and when things were bad,
I was waiting around
for him to come back.
And now here I am.
You're not.
(Morgan gasps)
I'm sorry.
It's okay. I just injured
my wrist recently.
What happened?
Oh, I slipped in the
house. It's no big deal.
I need to use the
restroom. Excuse me.
(ominous music)
(Claire sighs)
(birds chirping)
(Gina) How can $12,000 of
company money
be unaccounted for?
(Caller) I'm really
not sure, Dr. Moceri.
I was reconciling all the
transactions for this month
and I noticed it.
I'll check into it. Thank you.
(ominous music)
(keyboard clacking)
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(Gina) $12,000?
(car rumbles)
(eerie music)
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(Morgan sniveling)
(water running)
(Claire) Are you kidding me?
You're beautiful and
smart. A total catch.
(ominous music)
Seems like you've had an
eventful morning with Morgan.
Ugh. I'm so worried about her.
I can't seem to shake
this feeling that
she's caught in some toxic,
maybe even abusive situation.
I just hope this guy doesn't
try to come back into her life.
Oh, wow.
Thanks for coming over.
Of course.
You know, I just can't believe
Victor would steal
money from our practice.
I know he's not a saint,
but I would've never guessed
that he would try
and screw me over!
What do you think Victor
did with the money?
Who was the check
written out to?
It was made out to cash.
(Gina sighs)
You know, there was this
one other thing too.
Our assistant,
she was going through some
files in Victor's office,
and she found this gold pendant
shoved underneath
some paperwork.
Definitely not Victor's style.
Here. She sent me a photo.
Let's see.
(Iris) Oh, that's the Barden
University mascot.
My friend's sister
used to go there.
And why would he have
something from a university?
Maybe a patient gave it to him,
someone that was proud
of their alma mater.
Maybe their kid got accepted.
(Gina chuckles)
Knowing Victor, if
that was the case,
he'd probably toss
it in the trash.
I don't know. This
appears to be gold.
That's kind of nice for
someone to just give away.
I feel like I'm going crazy.
I'm scrutinizing everything,
wondering if it's
all a damn clue.
You know, I found the
messages from Whitney,
I discovered he embezzled
money from our practice,
and I cannot help but wonder,
what else is he hiding?
If he did that at our office,
I can only imagine what
I'll find at his house.
Well, you wanna go over there?
Wait, the investigation!
Is that even allowed?
No, but his housekeeper will
be back in town tomorrow.
She has a key.
(ominous music)
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(phone clicks)
(phone ringing)
Oh, it's Morgan.
Hey, Claire.
I was wondering, by chance,
if you wanted to come
over for dinner tonight?
Sure. I'd love to.
I realize since moving
into this new house
that I haven't really used the
kitchen and I love to cook.
Well, can I bring anything?
Just yourself. Is 7:30 okay?
(Claire) Perfect.
Great. I'll see you then.
Sounds good.
(phone clicks)
She just asked me
over for dinner.
(floorboard creaks)
(Morgan gasps)
(ominous music)
Oh. I didn't know you were here.
(crickets chirping)
(eerie music)
(keys rattle)
So, what if this
ex Morgan mentioned
shows up while you're there?
Then I'll call the police.
What about Whitney?
She thinks you did it.
She's just upset because
I know her secret,
and, besides, you're only
gone for a couple days.
Nothing bad is gonna happen.
(somber music)
(crickets chirping)
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(cars rumbling)
(eerie music)
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(tense music)
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(Claire gasping)
(tires screech)
(Claire yelps)
(tires screeching)
(Claire shrieks)
What? Mom, oh my
God, are you okay?
I'm fine. I'm just
a little shaken up.
I'm waiting on
the tow truck now.
Did you tell Dad?
No. He's already on his flight.
I'll let him know when he lands.
How did a snake even
get into your car?
I don't know, honey.
This is Atlanta.
Sometimes that happens.
Do you think someone could
have put it there to scare you?
It probably just snuck
in through the engine.
You ran into Whitney
this morning, right?
Maybe she thinks you're
gonna tell her husband
that she was having an affair.
What if she's messing with you?
Look, honey, I don't want you
worrying about that, okay?
Of course I'm worried, Mom.
(Claire) Iris!
Well, there's a
killer on the loose!
He could be after you next!
Okay, okay, sweetie. Calm down.
Look, I'm gonna handle
everything here,
I'll reschedule the
dinner with Morgan,
and I'll be home soon,
okay? I love you.
I love you too, Mom.
(somber music)
(Iris sighs)
(doorbell rings)
What's wrong?
My mom got into a car accident.
Oh my God. Is she okay?
She's fine, but her car
is really messed up.
Well, where is she?
Should we go pick her up?
She says she doesn't
need any help,
but I have a really bad feeling.
I just know that she's
gotta be scared right now,
and the killer is
still out there.
I think we should go help her.
Okay. Thank you.
Let's go.
(Iris) Okay.
(ominous music)
(pan sizzling)
(phone ringing)
Hey, Claire. Are
you on your way?
Well, I was just calling
to say I'm sorry.
I won't be able
to come after all.
You're not gonna
believe what happened.
I've had an accident.
An accident?
There was a snake in my car.
(Morgan) A snake?
Yes, and, unfortunately,
my car isn't drivable.
My daughter and her
boyfriend are on the way,
but I think it's best if
we just take a rain check.
Maybe it's a sign.
What do you mean?
Uh, you coming over for dinner.
Maybe it wasn't a
good idea after all.
Well, I'm not coming just
because of the accident.
I was on my way!
I just think it was
premature of me to ask.
Morgan, if it's
upsetting you that much,
I can still come over later.
Nevermind. Take care
of yourself, Claire.
(ominous music)
(car hissing)
(Morgan sighs)
(Iris) You're really lucky
you didn't hit that
telephone pole head on.
It could have been a lot worse,
and I still don't understand
how a snake got in there.
I can't even remember the last
time I've even seen a snake.
That's so weird.
Thanks for ordering
a pizza, Mrs. Hart.
Oh, you're welcome,
Simon. My pleasure.
Thanks again for
coming to pick me up.
Well, it was no problem
at all. I was happy to.
Yeah. Hmm.
You're not gonna
eat anything, Mom?
In a minute.
I um, I need to run
upstairs for a second.
(Claire) So I assumed the snake
just got into my car
through the engine or something,
but what if somebody
put it there?
Iris has this theory
that Whitney might be
behind my accident.
Really? I mean, I guess
that could be a possibility.
Any idea where Whitney
might be staying?
Well, I know she bragged about
booking that vacation spot
over on Blackland Street.
You know, the one that was
featured on that design show.
Wait, Claire,
you're not thinking of
confronting Whitney, are you?
Would that be such a bad
idea? I can take James's car.
(Gina sighs)
(foreboding music)
(crickets chirping)
(foreboding music continues)
(foreboding music continues)
(knocking on door)
Claire, what are you doing here?
Well, what are you doing here?
Isn't this where
Whitney is staying?
(Whitney) Trev? Who is it?
Hey, who's at the-Claire!
You two are having an affair.
Hey, look, Claire. I know
we've had our differences.
"Differences"? "Differences"?
You accused me of murder!
You did?
So, you were having an
affair with Victor and Trevor
this whole time?
You were?
Wait, no. I can explain.
Yes, Victor and I
were flirting, but...
Oh, it was a lot more than that!
So what was I? Like,
your back-up plan?
Okay, I am just
having a hard time
dealing with all of this.
So is Trevor. We just
needed an escape, right?
So you two were here
together all night?
- Yeah.
- Yes.
You didn't leave at all?
No. We were pretty busy.
I was in an accident tonight
and someone put a
snake in my car.
Oh my God.
A snake?
And, what, you think I had
something to do with that?
Oh, well, you did
accuse me of murder.
(Whitney) It's clear that Victor
was bothering you at the reunion
and you wanted him
to leave you alone.
You had a reason
to want him gone.
(Whitney sighs)
(Claire) The last thing
I need is
for somebody to see me
back at Victor's house.
There's a lot of nosy
neighbors around here.
(Gina) Let's hurry.
(lock clicks)
(ominous music)
(ominous music continues)
(Claire sighs)
What are you hoping
to find in here?
I'm not sure.
I overheard Victor
mention something about
a private collection.
He was always so damn cryptic,
but maybe it could be tied to
the money that he was
stealing from the practice.
Someone at that reunion is
responsible for his death,
and I'm sure they'll do anything
to keep their secret safe,
even if it means pointing
the fingers at us.
You're right.
We should hurry. We're
not supposed to be here.
Okay. I'll take
a look down here.
You start upstairs
in the bedroom.
(Gina sighs)
(ominous music)
(door creaks)
(somber music)
(screen whooshes)
(Victor) Let's stay
like this forever.
(both gently moaning)
(solemn music)
(solemn music continues)
(solemn music continues)
(Claire sighs)
(Claire sighs)
(Victor) Hey.
I want to show you something.
Show me.
It's this book.
There's this one part
that reminds me of you.
(solemn music continues)
(solemn music continues)
(ominous music)
Oh my God.
(Gina) What is it?
Look at this. Look.
Oh my God.
Look at this.
(Gina) Oh my God.
(Claire) Look at these.
He kept these photos of you?
I didn't even know he took them.
(foreboding music)
(traffic faintly rumbling)
Well, I should remind you both
that you are interfering
with a police investigation.
He took photos of me
without my knowledge.
Did your search team
uncover any hidden camera?
We are looking into every
piece of evidence, Mrs. Hart.
(Claire) He was filming me
without my consent.
Is it possible he was doing
this to other women too?
I mean, could that have
something to do with his murder?
And I did overhear Victor
alluding to a
collection of sorts.
Maybe this is it.
What if there are other photos
hidden somewhere in this house?
We'll take this
information into account.
That's it?
Would you give us a
moment, Ms. Moceri?
I have a few questions
for Mrs. Hart.
(Gina sighs)
(somber music)
(detective sighs)
Your husband is currently away
at a medical conference,
correct, Mrs. Hart?
Yes, and he told you that.
You gave him permission
to leave town.
(somber music continues)
(Gina sighs)
How could you do this?
(phone buzzing)
Your husband has a history
of violence, correct?
Excuse me?
Well, he attacked Mr.
Fabrizi just outside his home
a little over a year ago.
That never happened.
It did. We have a police report.
A neighbor called
in the altercation.
A police officer
arrived at the scene,
but lucky for your husband,
Mr. Fabrizi didn't
press any charges.
I take it from your reaction
that your husband
never told you.
You might wanna think about
what else your husband is
keeping from you, Mrs. Hart.
(foreboding music)
(Claire) So, Detective
Murphy mentioned
there was stuff going on
between James and Victor
I didn't know about.
Wait, what's the matter?
Everything okay?
I just got a weird
call from my assistant.
I have her double-checking
all of Victor's meetings
from the week before he died,
and, apparently,
a client said that
he changed the location
of their appointment
to the cafe by St.
Percy's Hospital,
claiming he had
a patient to see.
Wait. Where James works?
I never knew Victor
was on call there.
He's not.
Our practice is affiliated with
Equi-Firm Health,
not St. Percy's.
So why was he sniffing around
the hospital where James works?
I don't know, and after what
the detective just told me?
(foreboding music)
(phone ringing)
(Voicemail) This
is Dr. James Hart.
Please leave a message.
He's not answering.
Well, is he giving
his speech right now?
Not until noon.
I'll call the hotel.
They can ring his room.
(phone rings)
(Receptionist) Armoza
Hotels. How may I help you?
Hi. Can I have James
Hart's room please?
(Receptionist) Let me check.
There's no Mr. Hart
listed as a guest, ma'am.
Could the reservation
be under another name?
No. Thank you.
(ominous music)
(Claire) I can't believe he
lied to me again,
after everything
we've been through,
after he promised he'd
always tell the truth.
Was there even a
medical conference?
Yes. There's a website.
He's the keynote speaker.
I saw the plane ticket.
I just don't understand.
Hey, we're gonna work
all of this out, okay?
We'll figure it out, okay?
Thank you.
(ominous music)
(lock clicks)
(solemn music)
(solemn music continues)
(footsteps thumping)
(Claire shrieks)
(James) Whoa! Hey, honey!
What the hell are
you doing here?
You got into an accident.
I flew right home.
Did you ever even leave
for the conference
or was that a lie too?
What? Wait, Honey, why
are you acting like this?
Don't. Don't.
Okay, Honey, I need you
to help me out here, okay?
I don't understand what...
(Claire) The hotel said
you never even checked in!
(James) I didn't!
I was on my way to the hotel
when you told me
about the accident.
There wasn't another
flight until the morning,
so I stayed at a hotel
near the airport.
(Claire) Well, why
didn't you call?
Because I knew you
would say not to come.
I talked to the
mechanic this morning.
Your car is undrivable.
You didn't tell me that!
Don't you think I should know?
Well, what about Victor?
What? What does Victor
have to do? "Victor"?
The detective said
you went to his house a
year ago and attacked him!
I, um...
I was hoping you wouldn't
have to know about that.
(Claire) I thought we agreed
no more secrets!
We did, and you're right.
So why did you do it?
Look, it wasn't my
proudest moment.
James, I am getting
sick of the excuses.
(James breathes nervously)
I'll tell you everything
that happened that day.
You broke it off with
him, we got back together,
and I saw his number pop
up on your phone one day.
What do you want, James?
You just stay the hell
away from my wife.
Look at you, playing
loving husband.
How about that slutty nurse
you were hooking up with, huh?
How does she play into all this?
(both grunting and struggling)
So you didn't trust me.
I didn't trust him.
Just because you were unfaithful
doesn't mean you can
project that onto me!
I know.
I know!
He didn't press charges.
I was embarrassed
at my behavior.
I didn't want you to know.
(Claire sighs)
I was uh...
I was hoping we'd moved on.
I'm sorry.
God, James.
(James) Claire. Hey.
I just...
I just need a minute.
(Claire sniffles)
I never meant to break
your trust again.
This is the only thing
I hid from you. I swear.
(solemn music)
(solemn music continues)
(phone ringing)
Hey, can I call you back?
It's not a great time.
(Gina) There's something
important you need to know.
I called around
to a few of my contacts
at St. Percy's Hospital,
trying to figure
out what patient
Victor could have
possibly been seeing.
(Claire) And what
did you find out?
There's no record of him
being with a patient,
but one person
distinctly recalls
seeing him in the
hospital hallway
a day before the reunion.
Okay. This is really strange.
So if Victor's plan
was for me and him
to get back together
at the reunion,
then he wouldn't want you there,
and if he could make sure that
you were working Friday
night, then injuring Ethan
might have been the best
way to make that happen.
(Ethan groans)
You think Victor was the
one who pushed Ethan?
Well, Gina said that he
was at St. Percy's Hospital
the day before the reunion.
Could he have accessed
the radiology schedule?
It's possible. Yeah.
I guess he wasn't lying when
he said he'd never let you go.
He had photos of me
at his house,
practically naked photos
that I didn't know
he even took of me.
If he wasn't already
dead, I swear.
Stop. Just stop.
What's going on?
(Claire) It's nothing, honey.
Seriously? Why can't you guys
ever just be honest with me?
Honey, we're just all under
a lot of pressure right now.
No. You treat me like a child.
Somebody was just killed,
and the person who killed
them is still out there.
You got into a car
accident. You lied again.
Yeah, I heard that too,
so, obviously, it's
not just nothing.
Iris, there is
nothing for you to...
To worry about?
Mm-hm, because I remember you
telling me the same thing
when you cheated on Mom.
You guys can't
control how I feel,
and I'm not about
to just sit around
while you guys act like
everything is fine.
I'm going to Simon's.
(somber music)
(somber music continues)
(solemn music continues)
(solemn music continues)
(Iris) Thanks a lot for
letting me come over.
(Iris giggles)
(Simon) After you.
(Iris) Okay.
(gentle music)
(Simon) Make yourself at home.
It's been pretty empty
ever since my roommates
finally moved out.
You want one?
Rough day, huh?
Yeah. That is an understatement.
What's going on with
your mom and dad?
Well, a million things,
but the latest is my mom found
out my dad lied to her again.
About what?
Remember that guy Victor
that I was telling you about?
My dad got into a
physical fight with him
and he just never told my mom.
My mom forgave my
dad for the affair,
but I never trusted him, and
now I know that I was right.
Well, is there
anything that I can do?
You could just be here with me.
Of course.
(Iris giggles)
(solemn music)
(Iris chuckles)
(Claire) We should definitely
let the detective
know about this.
I'm on it.
If Victor was sniffing around
the radiology department
to find out who was working,
they'll have security footage.
(phone ringing)
Who is it?
I don't recognize this number.
(Trevor) Hey,
Claire. It's Trevor.
I just went on a jog
and I ran into Morgan.
(Claire) Okay.
And, God, it was really weird.
She was sitting on a park
bench and she was crying.
I went over to make
sure she was okay
and she jumped like she thought
I was going to attack her.
She started yelling at
me and arguing with me,
and, um,
I'm worried about her.
Which park?
It's the one over by the
vacation rental where I am...
Staying with Whitney.
I know exactly which park
you're talking about.
Thank you, Trevor, for
calling and letting me know.
Yeah. You bet.
What was that about?
That was Trevor.
He said he ran into Morgan
and she was really upset.
I think I should
go check on her.
I'll come with you.
No, no, I actually
think it's better
if I go talk to her alone, but
I'll need to take your car.
Right. If you need
me, call, okay?
I will.
And, Claire, I really am sorry.
(solemn music)
You have a messed up
family too, right?
Please don't tell
me I'm the only one.
I do. I have a lot of major
trust issues because of it.
You don't talk much
about your mom and dad.
There's a reason for that.
You know you can
vent to me, right?
Maybe someday.
I try not to rewind
the memories, you know?
I get that.
At least you have your
grandpa. He seems really great.
Yeah. He is.
(somber music)
(Iris chuckles)
(fountain splashing)
(ominous music)
(somber music)
Claire, what are you doing here?
I was worried about you.
Trevor called me
after he ran into you.
Today is just
challenging. That's all.
Look, I don't mean to intrude.
It's just, after everything
you've told me so far,
I just wanted to make
sure you're okay.
(tense music)
We used to come here together.
What do you mean?
My ex.
Every time we got back
together, he brought me here.
Pick a flower for me.
I thought it was
so romantic then,
but, clearly, I was
just being naive.
Morgan, is he still
in the picture?
Because I wanna help you.
(somber music continues)
Do you wanna go
somewhere so we can talk?
Come on.
(somber music continues)
(crickets chirping)
(eerie music)
(Iris) Don't go down there.
Don't go there.
Why do they always
go down there?
You know, 'cause it's a horror
movie. That's what they do.
Oh my gosh. I knew
that was gonna happen.
Why don't they listen to me?
I wonder why.
(Iris chuckles)
(Movie Character)
Somebody help me, please!
I'll get us some more popcorn.
Oh, hey, can I borrow
one of your sweatshirts?
I'm getting a little cold.
Yeah. There's one in
my bedroom closet.
(movie character screams)
(gentle music)
(gentle music continues)
(light clicks)
(gentle music continues)
(Iris sighs)
Are you in college?
No. Actually it's not something
I can afford right now.
What are you doing?
You going through my stuff?
I thought you couldn't
afford to go to college!
I figured things out.
Well, how are you gonna pay
for your college tuition?
My grand-pops.
I thought you said that
all college art programs are
devoid of any actual art.
Yeah, I changed my mind. I
think this one's pretty good.
Okay. Well, congratulations,
I guess.
(ominous music)
(crickets chirping)
(Morgan) My ex didn't
like me having friends.
Why not?
He said you can't trust
people, especially other women.
My ex was a very private person.
I couldn't even tell anyone
we were in a relationship.
That sounds so lonely.
It sounds like your ex
was trying to isolate you.
I'm so sorry you had
to go through that.
No. You're right.
He was isolating me.
He took my voice away, my
confidence and my dignity.
I just felt so stupid for
sticking around for so long,
especially when he was
quick to replace me
with someone he wanted more.
Is that the other woman
you mentioned before?
The one he would
keep going back to?
Yeah, but she didn't
know I was in his life.
You finally got out.
That's what matters.
It wasn't my decision.
What do you mean?
Did your ex move away
with the other woman?
No, but he's gone, out
of my life for good.
You sure about that?
(Morgan sighs)
I never told anyone about this.
It's okay. You can trust me.
He hid me away like a shameful
ever since college.
All these years, I
couldn't tell any of you.
Morgan, your...
Your ex wasn't Victor, was it?
(tense music)
(Morgan sniffles)
(microwave beeps)
(ominous music)
(Simon) Popcorn's ready.
(ominous music continues)
(Iris) Smells delicious.
(Morgan shakily sighs)
(phone dings)
This is my daughter.
(ominous music)
(Gina) Our assistant
found this gold pendant
shoved underneath
some paperwork.
(Morgan) Is everything okay?
Yeah, she's...
She's with her boyfriend.
Hey, do you know
if Victor had any connection
to Barden University?
How did you know?
Gina found something from
the university in his office.
Morgan, please, if there's
something I should know.
I'm so sorry. (weeps)
Victor never wanted anyone
to know that we were together
or that we have a son.
You have a child with Victor?
Does your son live
here with you?
No. He moved out a year ago,
once he was sure I wouldn't
go back to his dad,
he felt confident
enough to move out.
What do you mean by
" confident enough"?
Victor lost his temper a lot.
My son would always
try and protect me.
I just couldn't
find the strength
to kick him out of
our lives for good!
Right before the reunion,
Victor wanted to
get back together.
My son thought, if I
went back to him again,
he would kill me this time.
Oh my God!
My son, he's a good boy.
I failed him.
This is him.
He's so handsome. Got
that from his father.
(ominous music)
(Claire) Simon is your son?
How did you know his name?
He's dating my daughter!
I don't understand.
Morgan, is there any chance
that Simon could
have killed Victor?
No. My son, he is not violent.
He is nothing like his father!
I understand that,
but if he thought you
were going back to Victor
and he believed that, this
time, he would kill you,
would he do it just
to protect you?
Did Simon know
I was supposed to come
over last night for dinner?
Yes. He was upset, very upset,
that I had invited you over.
He was over at the
house yesterday
and overheard us on
the phone and he said
I shouldn't be talking to
anyone from the reunion.
Where are you going?
My daughter is with
your son right now.
So, are you gonna
sit any closer,
or act like we're
strangers all night?
I'm just really tired. I
think I'm gonna go home.
Is this because I didn't tell
you about the college thing?
It's not that far.
I mean, we'll still see
each other all the time.
(phone ringing)
It's my mom.
Hey, Mom.
Oh, thank God. You answered.
Are you still at Simon's house?
Yeah. Why?
Okay. Listen to me.
Stay calm. Act normal.
I'll be pulling up outside
in about 10 minutes, okay?
Okay. I will.
What did your mom want?
She's coming to pick me up.
Why? Is something going on?
No. No, it's fine.
I'm fine. I'm just gonna
wait for her outside.
Something happened
when you found that
college acceptance letter.
Just tell me!
It's nothing!
Hey, don't! Stop!
Don't! Stop!
No! (struggling)
(tense music)
Why did you write this?
I don't know what's going
on. I just wanna go home.
(Simon grunts)
No, no, no, Simon!
(muffled screams)
(Iris shrieks)
(Iris) Oh! Simon!
What are you doing?
Oh my God. Do you even
have a grandfather?
What else have you been lying
to me about? Who is Victor?
Who is he to you?
(knife clinks)
(tense music)
(Iris gasps)
He's my father.
Oh my God!
(foreboding music)
(James on phone)
I just heard from the detective.
The hospital has
footage of Victor
in the radiology
department on Thursday.
He was chatting it
up with some nurse,
so he could have easily
spotted the schedule.
So it really was him!
I'm pulling up to Simon's now.
Just dropped you a
pin to the address.
(James) I'm ordering a
ride-share. I'll be there soon.
Please be safe.
All I care about is
getting our daughter
out of that house.
Me too.
(James sighs)
(crickets chirping)
(foreboding music)
This way.
(ominous music)
(crickets chirping)
(Morgan) Simon?
(Claire) Iris, are you in there?
Mom! Mom!
- (Morgan) Honey it's me, Morgan!
- (Simon) Sh, sh, sh, sh, sh.
(Iris whimpers)
Do you have a spare key?
I think there's one out here.
I got it!
(Morgan grunts)
Do you think they left?
(tense music)
(both women gasp)
Simon, oh my God!
(Claire breathing deeply)
You should have
listened to me, Mom.
- Everything would've been fine!
- Help me, Mom!
Simon, put down the knife.
I told you not to talk to her.
I told you not to talk to
anyone from the reunion.
Oh, Simon, please tell me
you didn't hurt anyone.
(Iris panting)
(tense music)
Please. Please don't do this!
I did this for you, Mom.
Dad would have killed you
if you went back to him.
It was the only way,
taking him out in a
reunion full of people
and letting one of
them take the fall!
(traffic rumbling)
Hey, can you go faster?
It's an emergency.
(Driver) Yes, sir.
Oh. Oh, this is my fault?
If only I'd been strong
enough to leave your father,
you would have...
Oh, God. What have I done?
(Simon) No. Don't cry, Mom.
I'm protecting you,
like I always do.
You call this
protecting your mother?
Simon, you murdered
your own father!
You manipulated your way into
my daughter's life for what?
To spy on us?
And the snake. Were
you behind that too?
I did what I had to do.
So you wanted to
make it seem like
someone else was after me so
we'd all turn on each other.
Was that your plan?
I was saving my mother's life!
(Iris screams)
While trying to destroy
everyone else's!
Son, let Iris go now.
Claire has already called the
police and I can get you help.
No, no, no, no, no.
I don't need "help"!
I was just doing what
needed to be done.
Simon, please!
Let her go now, Simon!
You have no idea what it's like
to have a father who
wishes you weren't alive.
- Your daughter!
- Oh, Simon, please!
Sitting here, whimpering
about your separation.
Meanwhile, my dad
almost killed my mom
the last time they
were together!
Right here. This is good.
(car rumbles)
(suspenseful music)
Get the hell away from her!
(Simon grunts)
(Morgan) Please, Simon! Ple...
(Morgan) No!
(James groans)
(Morgan) Oh my God!
Oh my God.
(Claire) Get away from him!
Oh my God.
(Claire) Honey! James!
(James panting)
(Claire) Oh my God, honey.
(Iris) Dad, no!
Guys, it's fine. I'm fine.
(Claire) Oh my God.
Simon, please!
Honey, put down the knife.
I can get you help. I promise.
(Iris) No! Mom!
Simon, it's over!
(grim music)
You don't know the hell that
my father put us through.
You never saw the monster
that we had to live with!
You never felt the
pain that we did.
Now you'll understand.
(Morgan shouts)
(Simon groans)
(Claire) Oh my God.
(Morgan whimpers)
(Iris) Oh my God, Mom!
Honey, are you okay?
It'll be fine.
Oh, my boy. My precious boy!
This is all my fault!
Oh, no, honey. It's not.
Yes, it is.
I brought Simon into our lives,
and I was so busy
not trusting Dad,
I didn't see what was
right in front of me.
No, honey. You can't
blame yourself.
None of us could have known
this was gonna happen.
- I'm sorry.
- It's okay, baby.
(somber music)
(Morgan) I am so, so sorry!
It's okay.
(Morgan softly sobbing)
It's okay.
(Morgan sobbing)
(birds chirping)
(Iris) Hey, Dad,
do you need a hand?
(James) I'm good. Can you
set the silverware, Sweetie?
(Iris) Yeah.
(Iris) Hey. Mom's home.
(Claire) Hey.
(James) Perfect
timing. Lunch is ready.
(gentle music)
Smells amazing!
You look amazing.
- Oh, thank you.
- Hey, baby.
Mm. Hey, sweetie.
I love this outfit.
Oh, thank you.
Have a seat.
- All right.
- Mm, this smells amazing.
I've been needing to
do this for a while.
(Iris) You did your thing, Dad.
- (James) Thank you, thank you.
- Yes, mm.
So, how was Morgan?
She's doing okay.
It's been a
difficult few months,
but I invited her
for dinner next week,
which I think it'll be
really nice for her.
And um, how's Simon?
Well, it's a sad situation.
It sounds like he's doing
okay, or the best he can.
His trial is coming up,
and they're weighting the
for his psych evaluation.
Before we eat, I
just wanna say that
I am so incredibly grateful
for the both of you,
for this, for us.
We're a family,
and I wouldn't trade that
for anything in the world.
You bet.
I love you guys.
- I love you guys.
- (James) I love you baby.
Now, let's eat!
(Iris giggles)
(James) Let's go!
- (James) Oh, I'm ready.
- (Iris) Yes.
Right, now, about this outfit.
(family indistinctly mutters)
(James) I'm just wondering
where you went.
(Iris) I think it's cute.
(Claire) Okay, stop it.
(ominous music)
(ominous music continues)
(ominous music continues)
(ominous music continues)
(uplifting music)
(bright music)
(film wheel whirring)
(dramatic music)