Secret Love Triangle (2023) Movie Script

[lighter strikes]
Not yet.
Perfection, Jess. As always.
You think he'll like it?
[both laugh]
Robert will love it.
Hey. I have to
fix that now.
Mmm. I do the sponges,
you do the decorating.
That's the deal, remember?
- Mm
- hmm.
So, I got another email
from that investment group.
They're persistent.
It's a serious offer.
We should consider it.
I like our bakery the way it is.
I do too.
But this could mean taking
our brand nationally.
We could have L&J Cookies in
freezers across the country.
And the infusion of
cash. It...
I know. I
don't know.
I feel like it's too
much, too fast.
We're just starting to taste
our first bit of success.
And this little bakery
is all that we dreamed
about in college, remember?
Now, we have it.
Why don't we just bask
in this moment. Right?
Yeah. Okay,
you're right.
Hey, is everything
okay with you?
It's just the same old complaints.
You know?
Husband works too hard, and
he's never around and...
I can't remember the last
time we had sex.
And I think he's having an
affair with his assistant.
I'm sorry. Wait. What?
I'm kidding.
[chuckles] God, you just
get so lost in your work.
I wonder if you
ever even hear me.
I do hear you. And I love you.
If there is ever anything you
want to talk about, I'm here.
We're fine.
I promise.
You ready?
For he's a jolly
good fellow,
for he's a jolly
good fellow,
for he's a jolly
good fellow...
which nobody
can deny.
[banging on table]
-Thank you.
[all laughing]
Alright. Toast?
Um... I got
nothing. Sorry.
Ah, well get something!
Okay. Okay.
To a great...
mediocre, middle-of-the-
road kind of guy.
[all laughing]
Honest to God, there's no
one I'd rather spend
my birthday with than
my lovely wife, Lori.
Aww, you.
And Matt and Jess,
you are the two best
friends we could ask for.
We're your only friends.
Yeah, the only ones
that matter anyway.
That's why you're here.
-Cheers. -Cheers.
Happy birthday!
[glasses clinking]
Now blow those candles out.
[glasses clinking]
[cheering] Yay!
One and
done. -Yeah!
Alright, let's cut this
sucker. Where is it?
Oh. It's
right... oh yeah.
There's the knife.
Get it, honey.
Ooh, that cake looks amazing.
Alrighty. Birthday boy
gets the first piece.
This is a special
request, right?
Okay, there
you go. Matt?
I would love a piece.
You think they
had a good time?
They had a blast, honey.
Robert was plastered
when he left.
Lori had to help
him with the car.
Well, Robert's always plastered.
Did Lori seem off to
you? Like, distant?
Not to me.
She mentioned the
offer again today.
Of course she did. It's
a good deal, honey.
But I understand
why you'd wanna wait
cause accepting it would
mean a loss of control.
I get it.
I know.
Just means we have to put
off buying that boat.
I don't think Lori gets it.
No, Lori just likes to complicate things.
That's it.
And she also likes
really nice things.
She's just looking at
dollar signs, that's it.
Hey, listen. You do what
you feel is right...
for the bakery, okay?
- Mm
- hmm.
What, you don't wanna get wet?
Nuh uh.
You sure?
- Mm
- hmm.
You positive?
So I shouldn't do this
then, huh?
[both chuckle]
-Jess -[panicked breathing]
You were calling
his name out again.
I didn't mean to wake
you, I'm sorry.
Just try to get some rest, girl.
Single file ladies, single file.
Line up.
Oh, you wanna fight in my line?
You get to go to
solitary. You want that?
I thought so.
It's hot.
This sucks.
[Deputy] We're picking up
trash, not studying it.
Hey! Get
back to work.
You heard her, ladies.
Let's go, get back to work.
Finders keepers.
You know, Tolkien took less
time writing this book
than you and that letter.
It was all they had left
in the library last week.
Just trying to
word this right.
Letter to your husband?
No. Matt's not really big on
writing me back at the moment.
I'm writing to the
Innocence Foundation.
They help people get wrongful
convictions overturned.
I know what they
are. -Oh.
Well, yeah, it's...
it's a long shot, but...
Long shot?
Have you found any new evidence
since you've been convicted?
Any new suspects that
could have done it?
No, but none of it makes
sense. We hired a P.I.
Oh, yeah? And how's
that working out?
You're gonna drive yourself
crazy with this stuff.
You hear me?
It took me two years
to let go of a miracle
that wasn't coming
and it screwed me up.
I'm not looking for a miracle,
I'm looking for the truth.
Your only way out of here
is to keep your head
down, work hard,
and focus on making yourself
look good for the parole board.
You think that they'd
parole a murderer?
I thought you said
you didn't do it.
So, you a murderer now?
Look, I'm not trying to
mess with you.
I think you're a good cellmate.
I might even believe you
when you say you innocent.
But I'm up for parole next week
and I can't afford any problems.
Not now, not ever,
and I don't need you
cracking up on me.
Look, I'm not
gonna do anything.
You don't know what you do.
Hope will either kill
you or destroy my chances
of getting outta here.
[Deputy] Shh!
Look, I'm not saying
it's gonna happen.
But I've seen tougher women
than you crack up in here.
You got me?
Yeah, I get you.
Just focus on
the here and now.
[guard clears throat]
Are you, uh, are you doing okay?
It's good to see you.
It's so good to see you.
[Deputy] No.
You look well.
I don't know how much
longer I can do this.
I don't belong in here.
My, uh, my room...
my cellmate,
she watches out for
me but I don't...
I don't know how much
longer I can last.
Have you heard from the
private investigator?
Yeah. Yeah, but nothing new.
And that's, uh... something that
I wanted to talk to you about.
Yeah, what?
I don't think it makes sense
to continue with him anymore.
You mean give up?
Matt, I can't give up.
Whoever did this
is still out there.
Somebody killed
Robert and framed me,
and they're out there
walking around free,
and you're okay with that?
No, I'm not okay with that.
[slams table]
There's gotta be
somebody out there
that knows something that can help me.
He's already looked
into everything.
So then get another one!
-What's the point?
What's the point?
What's the point, Matt?
I need to keep fighting.
I need to keep
fighting for this.
If I don't keep fighting...
Okay, let's... let's just
forget I said anything.
there is...
something else that I
wanted to talk to you about.
I'm thinking about
selling the house.
I wanna... I wanna
sell the house.
And I'm thinking about moving...
out of state.
Out of state?
But, uh... what
about visits?
I'll still be able to visit.
You know, just... sometimes.
How often is sometimes?
You're leaving me.
You're leaving me, you're
not just leaving the state.
It's miserable.
I'm miserable.
Everywhere I go, people
just stare at me
like I'm some sad zoo animal.
When they talk to me they can't
even hold back their pity
or their disgust.
I'm not just a neighbor
to these people anymore,
I'm a murderer's husband.
No, I get it. I get it.
You're right, I don't know
what you're going through.
I'm not there.
I haven't seen how
it's been for you.
I get it, I'm sorry.
Just... all that I ask is before
you make any decisions...
please just give me some time.
I just need a little more time.
Yeah. Yeah, okay.
Thank you.
The parole board?
[cell door closes]
I'm never getting outta here.
Hey. What's up?
Nothing. Shh.
Let's go, ladies!
- What are you doing?
- Shh.
- What?
- Shh.
What are you doing?
No, no, no.
Oh my God. What?
[gasps] What are you doing?
What are you gonna do?
Get in the van now.
[dramatic music]
- [grunts]
- [thud]
- [women gasp]
- Oh God!
Let's go.
You coming?
Now's not the time
for second-guessing.
You're innocent.
You wanna find out
who did this to you?
You better get in this van.
Come on.
Where are you going?
[voice on radio] Transport
Two, Transport Two. Over.
Oh, for gosh sakes, Kenny,
are you asleep?
We can't stay in this van
much longer.
I could call in sick.
I think you should definitely
do that.
[both chuckle]
- [car door slams]
- [gasps]
Oh, crap.
Wait, who was that?
I forgot.
Lori's picking me up today.
Well tell her to go away!
I'm not done.
[both chuckling]
Let's go, newbie.
Get up.
Hey. Hey.
Where are we?
Prison's that way,
the town's that way,
but freedom is that way.
You got a choice to make now.
And I'm going that way.
I... I can't.
I figured.
You know, I know you don't wanna
hear this right now,
but you need to start looking
closer to home.
No. You don't understand...
Just be careful.
And good luck.
It's always the husband!
[horse neighs]
- [horse snorts]
- Good girl.
[indistinct conversation]
[woman] Good girl.
[indistinct radio chatter]
Come on, baby.
Why can't we have one thing
that works in this place?
You're not going
to believe this.
What's going on?
Just came in.
Two prisoners escaped
from Enfield Women's Prison
this morning.
Whoa. Well, that's exciting.
Jessica Cochran
was one of them.
Crazy, huh?
She didn't strike me as the
type to break out of prison.
She didn't strike you as the
type to kill her lover either.
No, she didn't.
You never know, huh.
You never know.
Anyway, Captain asked us
to check on the husband.
Just in case.
Hi. Uh, water.
And a bran muffin, please.
Make that two bran muffins.
I got it.
And a coffee.
You can have a seat.
I'll bring it out to you.
Oh, can I borrow a pen?
Make sure I get it back.
Those things have a tendency
to sprout legs
and walk on outta here.
Here you go.
Muffins and a coffee.
- Thanks.
- Mm-hmm.
[car doors shut]
Do you have a restroom?
Yeah, right there.
[Officer 1] Thanks. Coffee?
[Officer 2]
Yeah, I'll take one.
- [Officer 1] Black?
- [Officer 2] That's fine.
[Officer 1] Yeah.
- I'll be in the restroom.
- Okay.
[Waitress] Hi.
What can I get you?
- Hi.
- Hi.
Can I get two coffees to go?
Black, please.
[doorknob rattling]
[knocks on door]
It's occupied.
[suspenseful music]
[voice on radio] ...Break-in.
Requesting additional units.
Copy that.
Come on, we gotta go.
Hey, do you have a to-go bag?
Here you go.
Keep the change.
Oh, thank you.
How long have you known
the defendant?
Best friends since college.
And you, uh, ran
a business together?
Yes. A bakery.
Any disputes over the business?
Well, we had a business
opportunity come our way.
An investment group wanted
to take our brand nationally.
That seems more like
a jackpot to me.
It was. But...
What Mrs. Kelly?
Jess rejected the offer.
And why would she do
something like that?
I didn't know at the time,
but I suspect it's because
she didn't wanna be in business
with me any longer.
She was making it impossible
for me to grow our business
so I would want to leave.
I believe that she wanted
the business
and my husband for herself.
And did you, uh, have any
knowledge of an affair
with Mrs. Cochran
and your husband?
I had my suspicions.
Robert had a... a wandering eye.
He liked the game,
you know, the chase.
But he always came home.
He would never leave me.
That's why she killed him.
She planned this entire thing
to frame me.
Objection, Your Honor.
Mrs. Kelly...
when did you start having
these suspicions?
About a month before
she murdered him.
It's a shame, isn't it?
Uh huh.
This was the best bakery
in town.
Do I know you?
Uh, no. No, just
passing through.
[melancholy music]
[emotional music]
There was a romantic past
between you two.
I wouldn't call it
a romantic past, no.
Couple of dates?
We dated briefly in college,
before I met...
Before you met your husband,
Mr. Cochran.
Before I realized that Robert
was more Lori's type.
And when was the, uh, last time
that you and the victim had sex?
I would like to answer that.
Go on.
I did not have an affair
with Robert Kelly.
I would never cheat
on my husband.
Can you explain how when the
victim was found by the police,
he was in possession of a
necklace that belongs to you?
I don't know.
And how both of your phones
contained encrypted messages
detailing an affair that seemed
to have been going on
for at least two months
before his murder, Mrs. Cochran.
I already told you,
I don't know.
And you also,
according to the testimony,
have no idea how a knife
with the victim's blood
and your fingerprints on it
found its way to your car.
I don't.
[stool clatters]
[suspenseful music]
[doorbell rings]
Detectives... it's a little
late for a friendly visit.
Mr. Cochran. Have you seen
your wife today?
[dramatic music heightens]
No. No, no, no.
There has to be
some kind of mistake.
I'm sorry to say,
this is no mistake.
She and her cellmate attacked
the corrections officer,
stole the transport van and ran.
You haven't heard
from her today?
No, no.
You haven't told Lori yet,
have you?
You're in contact
with Mrs. Kelly?
Uh, no... no.
Um... not very much.
We just had to finalize
the closing of the bakery.
Uh, settle some other
outstanding issues.
But not since then,
it's just been too hard.
You haven't... you haven't
told her about Jess?
Not yet. We wanted
to check in with you,
seeing as she's most likely
to come here first.
Oh, I doubt that.
Why is that?
She's just not happy
with me right now.
I saw her for visitation
last week
and told her that I was
gonna sell the house...
and move away.
That I... I can't stay
here anymore.
I'm sorry to hear that.
How'd she take the news?
Not very well.
If she attempts to get
in touch, calls, stops by,
or if you even think
she's nearby...
you contact us immediately.
Yeah. Yeah, of course.
[TV News Reporter] Thank you for
that wonderful weather forecast, Don.
However, I don't know if I'll
be enjoying the outdoors
this weekend as authorities
are on the lookout
for an inmate that escaped from
Enfield's Women's Prison
this morning.
Jessica Cochran, convicted of
murder in February,
and an accomplice,
are said to have absconded
from a roadside work detail.
The other inmate was caught
by authorities several miles
from the point of their escape.
Cochran, however,
remains at large.
Though she was not armed,
authorities advise
that she should be
considered dangerous
and advise the public
to remain vigilant.
Now to sports.
[phone buzzing]
[car door slams]
[somber music]
I thought I might need
a hostage. That's it.
She didn't plan this escape
with you?
Jess? That girl ain't
no criminal.
She's a civilian through
and through.
And I wouldn't plan to steal
a pack of gum with her.
Did she tell you
where she might go?
You got the wrong lady,
you know.
What do you know?
I know it's always
the ones closest to you.
If she's on some kind of quest
for justice,
you know this will end
badly for her.
Where is she?
Alright, we're done.
[door slams]
You can't take her seriously.
We did everything by the book.
All the evidence points
to Jessica Cochran.
Convenient, that.
[suspenseful music]
[phone buzzing]
Yeah, I heard.
Hey, slow down.
No, no. Detectives came
to my house last night.
You're probably the last person
she wants to see right now,
No, I can't.
You're not gonna say goodbye?
I waited until you left
to come in, you know.
I don't wanna get you
in trouble.
Everything that happened,
did you plan that?
No, I wasn't even thinking.
I was just... reacting.
Jail will do that to you.
I'm sorry. I just came by
to get some clothes. Okay?
That's it.
Wait, Jess.
I am... I'm happy you're okay.
I am.
It's... it's good to see you.
I'm happy you're here.
I gotta go. They're gonna look
for me here.
So where are you gonna go?
Pack some food.
I know a place you can lay low
until you decide
what you're gonna do.
Well, I know what I wanna do.
I wanna find out
who killed Robert.
I wanna clear my name.
Hey, come on.
I'm with you. Okay?
I'm with you.
Do you trust me?
Yeah. I trust you.
How did I let you
talk me into this?
Oh, you know this was
so much better
than renting out
some restaurant.
It's the personal touches
that help. Right?
Anything for Robert's firm.
You know, as long as
I play the good wife
and show these men that Robert
is trustworthy.
It's all over your shirt.
[men laughing]
[women laughing]
Oh. Don't talk too soon.
Hey, tell him about
the Stetson property.
So they were concerned
about the school district.
[indistinct conversation]
I see you boys are
and I cannot have that.
Perfect timing.
Oh, thank you.
How are you?
Are you actually wearing
a hat to my party?
I... gimme that.
No, I didn't...
Oh, come on. I think it looks
better on me.
Don't you think?
You're, uh...
you're Matt's wife?
What do you do?
I... I run a bakery.
Oh, hey John.
Hey. Why don't you
take this, alright?
No need to pay me back.
See you.
You ready?
What are we doing here?
It's the last place
they'd look for you, right?
Oh, you can't be serious.
How do we even get in here?
Uh, there should be a key.
This doesn't feel right.
Don't worry, nobody's
been here since me and...
Lori, she was thinking about
selling it
so I came and did
a walk-through.
Oh, I didn't know
you talked to Lori.
Um... not anymore.
Not anymore.
After everything that happened,
I think we both just needed
someone to talk to.
Can you just hold this?
It's beautiful out there.
Great. Let's go inside.
Jess, why don't I put these
away in the kitchen?
You wanna get settled?
You're missing out, Matt.
You need to get one of these
for yourself.
What, a vacation home
or a pool?
[chuckles] Both.
Yeah, well it's, uh... not quite
in the cards just yet.
You know what? I think
I'm gonna go take a walk.
It's a beautiful day.
Uh, this trail, it goes out
on the hill, right?
There's nothing but dirt
and snakes out there.
And an old abandoned
ranger station.
I need a refill.
But have fun.
[knock at door]
She's doing well for herself.
Well, you'd better come in.
We don't think
she'll come here.
Are you sure about that?
Someone like her,
she's most likely panicking.
But if you can think of anywhere
she might go...
Has she tried to contact you
at all?
No, I haven't seen or heard
from her since the trial.
No calls or letters?
She killed my husband,
We have nothing more
to say to each other.
What about Mr. Cochran?
Have you been in touch
with him?
Just here and there.
Is he alright?
This must have been
such a shock.
Might put his plans for moving
on hold for a moment.
Matt is planning on moving away?
We just wanted to keep you
informed, Mrs. Kelly.
Please, if she tries
to contact you
or if you can think of anything
that might help tell us
where she would go... call us.
Of course.
Sorry about that.
Did you see how she reacted
to that news?
Why would she be upset
that he's leaving town?
[voicemail] You've reached
Matt's voicemail.
You know what to do.
Matt, I need you to call me
as soon as you get this.
[phone buzzes]
[phone buzzing]
And this tip came in today?
More coffee?
She's sure it was her?
We had a sighting of Jessica
yesterday afternoon
in front of the old bakery.
First thing she does
after breaking out of prison,
she goes to her bakery?
Woman said she was
just standing there
looking in the window.
Wasn't sure it was her until
she heard about the escape
and saw the mug shot on TV.
I don't think she's running.
I think she's sticking around.
If it's not revenge she wants,
it's to prove something
that we missed.
So you think she's innocent?
I didn't say that.
Her world was not that big.
Husband, best friend, work.
She doesn't have that
many places to go.
It's always the one closest
to you.
What Michelle said.
We should pay the husband
a visit again.
[knock on door]
No one's home.
Let's check around back.
Looks empty.
Seems like it.
I think we can guess
where she ended up.
Get the information
on Mr. Cochran's car
just in case they decided
to go on vacation together.
And find out if any of them
have any additional properties
we should know about.
Hey. What are you doing?
I'm just writing some
things down,
see if I remember something.
You're gonna drive yourself
crazy doing that, Jess.
Go outside, get some fresh air.
You really haven't had
a lot of that lately.
You know I'm right, come on.
With a clear head.
[dramatic music]
Hey, there.
I'm sorry, I didn't mean
to scare you.
I'm just out for my daily walk
and I saw the car.
I'm Jim. Are you staying here?
Amy. Uh, yeah, just for
a day or two.
My husband and I wanted
to get away.
That's sweet. Good
for the both of you.
My ex-wife hated coming up here,
said it was too hot.
So the moment I retired
I moved down the hill there.
You know, the little trail
that goes around.
Anyway, she obviously stayed in
town, hence the ex-part.
I didn't think this place
was still occupied.
It's been empty since
I moved in.
But you know, I... I should
let you two get settled in.
You should put some alcohol
on that.
Yeah. Thanks a lot.
My pleasure. I'll see
you around.
[panicked breathing]
Hey. What happened? Hey.
Someone saw me.
Uh... a neighbor. Jim.
A neighbor?
Yeah. He went that way.
Okay, just slow down.
There's only one place
within miles of here.
It's the old ranger cabin.
It just sold.
We have to leave.
No, he doesn't know who we are.
Just... we don't exactly have
a lot of places we can hide out.
Just... we'll be fine for
a day or two. Okay?
Just, just breathe.
We're okay. We're okay.
[dramatic music]
[woman on radio] So be sure
to check out the arts fair
if you're in town that weekend.
And lastly, police
are still on the hunt
for an escaped convict
from Enfield Women's Prison.
Two prisoners made a daring
escape yesterday morning
during their work detail,
injuring two of the guards.
One prisoner has already
been apprehended
and one is still on the loose.
You know what we need?
Some wine.
And this place only
has the best.
I'll give you one of these.
You can't trade cards
like that.
This isn't Hearts or Go Fish.
We are on the same couch.
It's a team.
No, it's not a team.
Guys. It's girls' rules.
I would never cheat.
I don't know why we don't
do this more often.
Hey babe. Will you dance
with me?
Go on, Matt.
Why don't you show her?
He's a great dancer.
[clears throat]
Someone wants to dance with me.
Alright, what you got?
My lady.
Oh yes, thank you.
Ooh, look at this.
- Yeah? What about this?
- Oh, wow.
Oh, and come back.
Oh, and the comeback. Yeah.
Yeah? You gotta come back.
[both laugh]
[romantic music playing]
[glass shatters]
Uh... looks like somebody needs
to be put to bed.
It's okay, don't worry about it.
I'll get it cleaned.
It's okay.
Yeah. Yeah.
- Sorry.
- It's okay, it's okay.
- I'm just gonna...
- Yeah. Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Here, this way.
Sleep well.
I can find it.
- Find what?
- My necklace.
I swore I put it in there
when I went out for a swim.
Honey, we told them that we
were gonna stay all weekend.
What are they gonna think
if we leave now?
I don't care what
you tell them.
Honey, please.
Really, what is going on?
Nothing. Nothing.
I just... Lori's been acting
really strange
and Robert's drunk all the time.
I'm just not having fun. Okay?
Can we please just go home
and spend whatever is left
of this weekend together?
Yeah. Yeah.
Thank you.
I'll go break the news.
I'll just tell them you're
not feeling well.
[scoffs] Okay, fine.
Blame it on me.
[muffled conversation]
I'm not gonna tell her.
Why not?
That's gonna be so weird.
What if... no.
You're friends with Robert,
and you guys wanna just...
I don't know, tell her
you wanna play pool.
I don't... I don't know.
Can't you just spend the
weekend with him? It's fine.
It's not fine.
She's not having fun.
She never...
I don't care! I don't care.
This is... it's always
about what she wants.
- Lori, can we just...
- No, I just...
it's literally always
about what she wants.
I hope you feel better soon.
Thank you.
Golf, Sunday.
Bring your wallet.
[all chuckle]
I know you think
I'm a bad guy...
but I'm not the bad guy here.
I'll get the bags.
Text us when you get home.
Have a good weekend.
Thank you.
I never slept with him.
You gotta know that.
I've only ever loved one person.
Hey look, I'm in this
with you now.
We're not going back.
I'm with you always.
Then help me.
What do you think I'm doing?
With Robert.
You had lunch with him
that last day.
Did he mention anything?
Don't you think
I've replayed that day
over and over in my head too?
- Yeah.
- A thousand times.
Okay. Sorry.
What about, um...
disgruntled girlfriends?
He didn't have girlfriends.
He had flings, and believe me,
none of them were
under the illusion that
it was anything more.
What about Lori?
Uh... what about her?
Come on.
You don't think that she could
have had someone
on the side too, somebody that
wanted him to go away?
Don't you think
you would've known?
I don't know.
She got pretty secretive
with me the last few days.
Hey look, we're not gonna solve
anything tonight.
Why don't we just enjoy the food
and the wine
and the time that we have.
You're right.
[phone buzzing]
Matt. Where are you?
What does it matter?
Are you with her?
Are you with her?
Yeah, I am.
[muffled speaking] Can you get
a hold of yourself?
[muffled speaking]
Lori, no.
I'm keeping her safe.
No, she doesn't know
and I'm not gonna tell her.
Because it's over.
It was a mistake.
One that I'm not gonna repeat.
Because I finally get to do
the right thing.
No, Lori.
[phone thuds]
[dramatic music]
There you are. Good morning.
Yes, please.
I've missed this.
Me too.
I'm gonna go get it started.
Yeah. Okay.
[suspenseful music]
Uh huh.
[radio chatter]
Yes. I owe you one.
You wanna fill me in?
Neither Matt nor
Jessica Cochran
have any other
listed properties.
Then what's the good news?
Robert Kelly is still
a listed owner
on a vacation property
outside of town.
Let's go.
Jess, what are you doing?
This is a bad idea.
I should've never come.
Where do you think
you're gonna go?
How far do you think you're
gonna get with no money
and no credit cards?
Jess. Jess.
Jess, what are you doing?
Would you talk to me?
Not until you tell me
the truth.
What are you talking about?
You and Lori.
How long?
How long, Matt, were you
sleeping with my best friend?
It wasn't like that.
What was it like?
It was just some
harmless flirting.
Uh huh.
I knew it. I knew it.
I was so blind.
But you know, I've just been
replaying things over and over
in my head, and it seems
to add up.
It didn't mean anything,
I promise.
She just kept pushing
and hitting on me.
And then eventually I caved in
and that was it.
How long?!
Maybe a month.
Around the time of the party
at Lori's house.
She was relentless.
Kept coming after me.
I... I never meant for it
to become a thing.
And Robert knew?
Robert. I don't know.
What does that have to do
with anything?
What does it have to do
with anything?
A lot.
It matters to me because
you lied to me, Matt.
It matters because
I'm starting to realize
that one of the three
of us killed Robert.
And it wasn't me.
Maybe he confronted Lori
and maybe Lori did it.
What? No.
Oh, I'm sorry.
You don't think your lover
could kill her husband?
Lori didn't kill Robert,
she wouldn't have done that.
Mm-hmm, but I could?
That's not what I'm saying.
What are you saying, Matt?
Matt... Matt, if you did this...
Stay back.
You don't think I could have
done that, do you?
I'm leaving.
You're not going anywhere.
Let go of me.
Would you stop?
Get a hold of yourself.
Come on!
[vase shatters]
[dramatic music]
Hi, Matt.
Hey, Mary Lou.
I'm loving retirement life.
How you doing?
Hmm. [chuckles] Don't I know it?
Hey, I was listening to
the radio the other night
and BOLO popped up.
Right. Yeah, yeah,
the women's prison.
Jessica Cochran.
Can you send me a picture?
- Come here.
- Lori.
We need to turn her in now,
She's obviously dangerous.
It was a misunderstanding.
She didn't mean to.
She killed my husband
and then attacked you.
This was my fault.
I scared her.
Look, with her back in prison
we can go back
to the way things were, and...
What? No.
We're done, Lori.
What? You... you don't...
you don't know
what you're saying.
I've never been more clear
about anything in my life.
And you know what? I don't
think she did it.
I don't.
I just need to find her.
She has nowhere else to go.
My God, I'm so stupid.
I can't believe that I thought
that she would betray me
with Robert, let alone kill him.
My God, I just need to find her.
No. Okay. You're right.
We... we can go get her.
We can go find her.
[breathing heavily]
[suspenseful music]
[knocks on door]
I need your help.
- Come on in.
- Thank you.
[breathing heavily]
[dramatic music]
Well, what do we have here?
That would be both Matt Cochran
and Lori Kelly's vehicles.
I'm really sorry for bothering
you like this.
I guess I just didn't have
anywhere else to go.
Trouble at home?
I could sense something was off.
Is it your husband?
No, um... no.
This was an accident.
I just... I need a moment
to think.
Well, take all the time
you need.
Want a coffee?
Shall we?
Looks like a fight broke out.
Let's check the house.
I really feel awful about
bothering you like this.
Oh, it ain't no bother.
[phone buzzes]
Mmm. It's delicious coffee,
I don't have much up here.
But I do have an endless supply
of coffee.
It makes sense why
you'd wanna retire here.
You hungry?
I, um... I should be going,
Jessica Cochran.
No, please don't.
Will you please just listen
to me?
I'm sure you'll have plenty
of time
to explain once I call this in.
No. Look, I didn't kill
Robert Kelly. Okay?
But I know who did.
It doesn't matter what I think.
Okay. Well you, uh... you...
you care about justice. Right?
So, if you call this in...
the real killer,
he'll get away with it.
You don't want that, right?
Alright. Who did it?
My husband.
It's all clear.
What do you think happened?
Gary. Take a look at this.
My husband Matt, he was
having an affair with Lori,
Robert's wife.
She was my best friend,
I didn't wanna believe it.
But Robert, he knew.
And he said something
to me that last week
and I didn't know what he meant,
but now I do.
Matt was the bad guy
the entire time.
Robert knew about the affair
and I'm sure maybe he suspected
that Matt was gonna
do something.
Alright. That all
sounds probable.
And I'm sure if you told
the detectives
all this new information...
[yells] Why won't anyone
listen to me?!
I didn't kill Robert Kelly!
[sobbing] Please..., please,
will you listen to me?
Alright, alright.
I must be turning
into an old softy.
You've got me
questioning things.
Come here. Okay, listen.
This is what we're gonna do.
We're gonna...
- [gunshot]
- [thud]
Was that...?
Call it in.
We need backup immediately.
We have shots fired.
I repeat, shots fired.
You're gonna be okay. Alright?
Stay with me, okay?
What did you do?
Call someone!
What can I do for you?
- The phone... phone.
- What?
If this is about revenge you're
after the wrong person, okay?
I didn't kill Robert.
But I think, I think
that Matt...
I know you didn't kill Robert!
Neither did Matt.
Oh... it was you.
Why would you kill Robert and
have me take the fall for it?
Oh God.
You were so gullible
and it was so easy.
I just had to wait
for the right moment
to put all of the
pieces together.
The birthday party
to get the knife.
That last weekend
to take your necklace.
And you... you never
suspected a thing.
You destroyed my life, Lori!
Because you had everything
that I wanted!
What? The business?
That was ours.
And you want Matt?
You can take him.
With you around he doesn't
want me.
So I guess I'm just gonna have
to take care of that.
Hey, whoa. Whoa.
Hey, hey, hey.
Put the knife down.
We can talk about this.
Oh, I think the time
for talking has passed.
I gave you that chance.
All I ever wanted was
for us to be together.
Everything I did was for you!
Why couldn't you see that?
I see it now. I see.
I'm sorry. I'm sorry.
I was blind before,
but I see it now.
I see it.
It's been you all along,
it's always been you.
I just didn't know how much you
cared for me until now, and...
and now we can be together.
So just give me the knife.
Okay. Okay.
Hey look, he's gonna need help
or he's gonna die.
You don't want two dead bodies
on your hands, do you?
You don't know what I want.
Everything I did was
for you, for us,
and you are throwing
that away and I...
- [yells]
- [thuds]
Are you okay?
[breathing heavily]
Oh no! No, no, no.
Look what she made me do.
No! No! No, no, Lori.
[dramatic music]
There's the house.
It's faint but he's holding on.
Where is she?
It was Lori. She...
she went after Jess.
You have to go find her.
Stay with him.
Get an ambulance here
as soon as possible.
Make sure he doesn't die.
[breathing heavily]
[breathing heavily]
[fighting grunts]
[both yelling]
[both screaming]
Are you okay?
Matt's on his way
to the hospital.
Looks like he's gonna make it.
And Jim... the owner
of the cabin?
It's touch and go
but they're hopeful.
[crying] I'm so sorry.
I am so sorry.
You didn't stab him.
What's gonna happen to me?
We're gonna try to get you
connected with some services
for trauma therapy.
Being falsely convicted
of murder,
and then having your friend
try to murder you as well...
you've been through a lot.
But what about the escape?
It seems as though
your cellmate
planned the whole thing.
Said she took you hostage,
the other inmates
corroborated her story.
And seeing as you shouldn't
have been in there
in the first place...
well, I think everyone wants
to put that behind them.
You know what I would
do if I were you?
I would sell my house,
get out of this town,
and start over somewhere new.
And maybe one day find someone
that's actually worthy
of my trust. Yeah?
Let's get you cleaned up
and on your way.
Oh... Oh.
You're gonna be alright.
You'll be alright.
[emotional music]
[pen scribbling]
[emotional music heightens]

[door slams]