Secrets at the Inn (2022) Movie Script

- [thumping, crashing]
- [gasps, breathing heavily]
[ominous music]
[floorboards creaking]
Sabrina, is that you?
[music continues]
- [thud]
- [gasps]
[clock chiming]
There's been an accident!
Please hurry.
[ominous music]
Mm, mm-hm.
You need to julienne
the carrots.
We're not a truck stop.
You finish the rest
and you can clock out.
Remember that you were once
a rookie too.
Yes, but she burned an entire
pot of cream sauce
during my last dinner rush.
Well, I've got some news
for you.
I've found the most amazing
woman to be the head chef
at the new restaurant.
- Congratulations.
- Seriously?
[chuckles] Of course.
Now you've paid your dues.
You have an amazing creative
palette, you run a tight ship.
Sometimes a little too tight.
But I love your passion.
- If you'll do it.
- Abso...
- Absolutely.
- It's gonna be fantastic.
We have the hottest location
in town.
We're talking fine dining,
A-list clientele.
I want you to start thinking
about a menu. Okay?
We're gonna knock
everybody's socks off.
You... This is gonna be
- I can't wait. I'm sorry.
- [cell phone vibrating]
- This, oh... this...
- It's okay.
[instrumental music]
Uh, yeah, I'll be there
as soon as I can.
- Natalie? Is everything okay?
- Mm.
My sister's dead.
[tense music]
You never mentioned
a sister before.
Twin sister.
Yeah, we had a bad falling out
a few years back, and...
We haven't spoken since.
I'd always hoped that we'd...
Did they say what happened?
Yeah, there was an accident.
She fell.
Celia must have erased me
from all her contact lists
'cause it took them
a couple days to track me down.
I'm her only adult next of kin.
- So she has kids?
- A teenage daughter.
I have to head up
to Vermont tomorrow
to make sure Sabrina's okay,
- Is it alright if we...
- No, d-don't even ask.
We'll sort everything out
when you get back.
I'll finish cleaning up here.
You... you can go home
and get some rest, okay?
You've got a long drive
ahead of you.
You call me
if you need anything.
- Mm-hm. Thanks, Paolo.
- Okay.
[instrumental music]
[indicator clicking]
[music continues]
Huh, you look just like her.
Natalie. It's nice to meet.
You must be Sarah.
We spoke on the phone.
Uh, Celia's estate lawyer.
But friend first.
We met in book club when she
first moved to Falls Church.
I actually just
started my practice
and Celia was one of
my very first clients.
Sorry to meet
under these circumstances.
So this is the old Hannaway.
- Where's Sabrina?
- Uh, inside somewhere.
I appreciate you staying with
her until I could get here.
How's she doing?
Not great. But then who would be
under the circumstances?
Come on in.
[ominous music]
This is very Celia.
Was this where she...
Yes, the paramedics tried
to revive her, but...
Sabrina? She came home from
a school dance that night.
Found Celia lying there,
but doesn't remember anything
She doesn't remember?
Doctor called it
"dissociative amnesia."
Said it can happen
after a traumatic event.
She might be napping.
I'll show you around.
The Hannaway's been around
since the late 1800s.
Some say it's even older
than Falls Church itself.
- It's really gorgeous...
- Oh. That's all Celia.
It was an abandoned dump
when she bought it.
She put everything
into restoring it
to its former glory.
It was all set for a grand
re-opening before...
- Why the Hannaway?
- The original owners.
The inn was run by the same
family for generations
until they hit some hard times.
Family tragedies.
Eventually they all up and left.
Half the town thinks the inn
is haunted by the Hannaways,
but don't let the gossip
mill scare you.
I don't believe in ghosts.
Any way we can turn the heat up
a bit? It's so drafty up here.
I've been fiddling with
the thermostat for days.
No matter what I do,
I can't get the chill out.
If Celia had been able
to open the inn,
she would've had
a lot of complaining guests.
So you two were quite close?
I tried to be a good friend
to her.
But she had a lot on her plate,
fixing up the inn
and raising a teenager
by herself.
She was stretched too thin.
- This was Celia's room?
- Yeah.
- Did you wanna stay here?
- No! No.
A guest room will be fine.
Before I forget.
[keys jingling]
Sorry, I have no idea
what they're all for.
Sabrina's room is just
across the hall. I'll show you.
[instrumental music]
- What are you doing in here?
- Wow.
You're all grown up.
I'm gonna let you two
get reacquainted.
If you need anything just call.
And of course,
I'll see you both later.
See us later?
[clears throat]
At the funeral home?
Isn't that why you're here?
To pay your last respects?
Of course.
But I'm here to be
with you too. I'm your...
My family?
Some family.
An aunt I haven't seen in years,
a dead-beat dad,
who knows where,
and a mother I have to bury.
It's like a family of ghosts.
Fitting... in this place.
What're you talking about?
Sarah didn't tell you?
The Hannaway is haunted.
She may have mentioned
some rumors.
It's more than rumors.
Strange noises in the night.
Voices in the walls.
Personal things disappearing.
It's a big, old place, Sabrina.
I'm sure there's an explanation
for it.
That's what my mother said...
at first.
Look, Sabrina...
[ominous music]
[thumping continues]
[music continues]
[thumping continues]
Is that you, Sabrina?
[hinges creaking]
[door closed]
- [door open and closed]
- [sighs]
[bell tolling]
I won't know anyone besides
Sarah here.
Maybe stay close so that you can
introduce me to people.
I'm not your service dog.
You must be Sabrina's aunt.
Natalie. And you are?
I'm Elijah.
Sabrina mentioned
you'd be coming.
I'm so sorry about your sister.
Thank you.
So, I hear you're like
a big time chef, huh?
We could use
some decent food around here.
Well, actually, uh, she's gonna
cook us a nice meal after this.
- Ah.
- Vegan too, right, Aunt Natalie?
Sure, well, I'd be happy to.
- [instrumental music]
- [crowd chattering]
[Natalie sighs]
[music intensifies]
You look just like her.
Sorry, like you're not tired
of that reaction.
Uh, y-you're Natalie,
of course, um...
My condolences.
Andy Bertrand.
I was, I was helping your sister
renovate the inn.
It's, um, such a shame
she never got to open it.
Yeah. Sounds like she put
everything she had into it.
Yeah, and then some.
Uh, a-any thoughts on what
you're gonna do with it?
Sorry, that was, that was,
that was nosy of me.
Uh, probably be the last thing
on your mind right now.
No, I-I suppose I have
to figure that out. Um...
Can't exactly stay here.
Yeah, that's too bad.
I mean, I understand, but, uh...
I mean, the situation
and everything.
Uh, just... [sighs]
call me once you're settled,
and I-I can talk you through
everything to do with the inn.
There's something things
that still need fixing.
Nothing major, just, um...
[clicks tongue]
Well, you, you have my number,
if... you need it.
It's nice meeting you, Andy.
Uh, pleasure was mine.
[woman] I don't think her fall
was really an accident.
You think Sabrina pushed her?
All I can say is I slept with
my door locked when I was there.
[woman] Oh, difficult.
[Sarah] Mm-hm.
[intense music]
I tried to warn her, Elijah!
She wouldn't listen!
This isn't your fault.
It's not like anyone
would believe me.
What is it with you
and spying on me?
I wasn't trying
to spy on you, Sabrina. I...
- Is everything okay?
- Just wonderful.
Can we go?
We really should stay
a little longer.
It's not like mom's gonna know.
Look, let's just go inside a bit
longer. It's cold out here.
Are you really telling me
what to do?
- I don't even know you!
- Would you keep your voice down?
People are gonna stare anyway!
Maybe I should just yell as loud
as I can and wake the dead!
[scoffs] This family is cursed!
I overstepped earlier.
I know you're dealing with
some heavy stuff right now.
I am too.
I'll try to respect
your space better.
So, Elijah seems nice.
He's the only cool person
in this dump of a town.
Are you two, um...
I mean, is he a friend,
is he more than friend?
Alright, I get it.
I was a teenager once too.
It smells amazing in here,
Ms. Flores.
Oh, you can call me Natalie.
I hope you two
like my Mediterranean medley.
Celia actually loved this one.
Yes, Natalie, please do tell us
all about
my mom's favorite things.
And the last time
you talked to her was...
- I will get us a drink.
- Pour me a rum and Coke?
- Um, I don't think so.
- My mom used to let me.
I find that hard to believe.
Oh, so now you're calling me
a liar?
Look, I'm seventeen,
I don't need you coming in here
pretending to be my new mommy.
Sabrina, I know this isn't
easy for you.
It's not for me either. But
for now I'm your legal guardian.
It is what it is, so you're
gonna have to deal with it.
Suddenly lost my appetite.
Let's go.
Textbook Scorpio.
I'm gonna go talk to her.
If it's any consolation,
Ms. Flores,
Celia never actually let her
have hard liquor.
Occasional glass wine though.
Yeah, thank you.
[ominous music]
- [loud thumping]
- [breathing heavily]
[eerie music]
[Natalie] Growing up as twins,
Celia and I
had an inseparable bond.
She was my big sister
by two whole minutes.
And she never let me
forget that.
She was always
looking out for me.
She was always there
when I needed her.
I regret that we drifted apart
these past few years
and that...
and that I wasn't there for her
when she needed me.
There's a saying...
"You don't know what you've lost
till it's gone."
Never doubt that.
- Um...
- Thanks for coming today.
I always thought
we'd patch things up.
Now it's too late.
I'm sorry.
Uh, I've been there too,
I mean...
[inhales sharply] You can chose
to focus on the regret
or you can, you know,
remember the good times.
- So, the inn, we should talk.
- Yeah, what's up?
Yeah, I swear the heat
is broken,
it's like a freezer in there.
Yeah, that, uh...
- Bit of an ongoing issue.
- Oh.
Got a new boiler, but it seems
to h-have a mind of its own.
There was also an odd thumping
sound I heard last night.
Uh, air trapped in the pipes?
Look, I don't know anything
about pipes, but this was loud.
Almost like a knocking.
Well, I'll tell you what,
I-I'll swing by
first thing in the morning and
take a look at everything.
And, uh, in the meantime
just stay warm.
I just need you to sign
a few things
to tie up Celia's estate.
First, Sabrina...
It's my understanding
her father is completely
out of the picture?
And you're sure you're prepared
to take on
her legal guardianship?
Yes, absolutely.
Sign here then.
Celia left all her assets
to Sabrina,
as she's not of legal age
those assets are transferred
over to you in trust.
These include twenty thousand
dollars in liquid assets
and all her equity.
- Like, the inn?
- Exactly.
there's something else
that's just come
to my attention.
There's a lien on the inn.
A lien? By who?
That's what
I have to track down.
All I've seen in paperwork
are references
to ABC Holdings.
I suspect it's some sort of
third party financing company.
Uh, the inn was a costly
venture for her.
That lien prevents us
from selling the place?
That's right. I'm so sorry.
Look, I only recently took
Celia on as a client,
she hadn't mentioned
anything to me.
Maybe she was embarrassed?
The renos did go
way over budget.
I was hoping to wrap up things
relatively quickly here.
I've got obligations back home.
Let me track down
the financing company.
As soon as we get
the lien straightened out,
you can list the inn for sale.
You can't sell the inn!
When were you going to tell me?
It's my inheritance, not yours!
I know that, Sabrina, but things
need to get moving fast.
We can sort out the details
when we get back to New York.
New York?
You can't be serious?
You love the city.
And I thought you hated it here?
- I never said that.
- Well, you can't stay here.
Why not? I'm almost eighteen!
Almost, but until then
I'm your guardian.
I am not going anywhere!
I am staying right here!
Do you really wanna stay
in the place where she died?
To be constantly reminded
of that?
How do you think I feel
living with a woman
who looks exactly like her?
[ominous music]
[thumping continues]
[music continues]
[eerie music]
[breathing heavily]
[banging on door]
- What?
- What is this supposed to mean?
- How should I know?
- Right.
That whole mess in the kitchen
must've been the spirits
of the Hannaway's?
[scoffs] I don't know
what you're talking about!
Grow up, Sabrina.
Okay, can you stop
treating me like a child?
Well, then stop acting like one!
You think playing little pranks
is gonna scare me into leaving?
Well, clearly you're too
close-minded to consider
any other possibilities,
so I guess we're done here.
- No, no, we're not. Hey!
- Oh, God!
- Hey, Sabrina!
- Can you just leave me alone?
- Sabrina! No! Because we need...
- Get out of my room!
- Get out!
- No! Sabrina! No!
Sabrina. Sabrina, I'm so sorry.
Leave me alone.
You are just like her.
And you're gonna end up
just like her.
[ominous music]
[cell phone buzzing]
[music continues]
[floorboards creaking]
[ominous music]
Don't tell her to talk,
sick of listening to you.
- Sabrina?
- She thinks she know everything.
[Sabrina mumbling]
Be careful.
Hey. Sabrina!
- Mom, I hate you!
- Wake up!
[breathing heavily]
You had a bad dream.
It's okay. I'm here.
Get away from me.
[door closes]
[ominous music]
[air hissing]
How quaint.
I assume this isn't part of
the inn's guest experience?
Yeah, you know what,
Celia wanted this to be a
wine cellar eventually, but, uh,
it would've been
a big job. This...
basement hadn't been
updated in fifty years.
- So, that thumping...
- Yeah.
Were you able to pinpoint
where that was coming from?
Well, it echoes, like it's,
like it's coming from all over.
Did Celia ever mentioned
any strange noises?
Um, not that I recall, I mean,
she had a lot on her plate
with reno's, and...
You know, all these old houses,
they have their own
strange noises,
maybe she was used to it?
You really think
it could be the pipes?
Andy? Andy?
W-was this here before?
No, uh, it certainly not.
Yeah, this is Sabrina.
I know she's into
this kind of stuff.
Maybe you think she could be
behind the thumping as well?
I thought so at first, but...
No, i-it's coming from
everywhere, it's not possible.
Look, I don't wanna scare you.
But there may have been a,
a bit of a rat problem
when Celia bought the place,
nothin' major,
but, uh, significant.
- Gross!
- Yeah, I...
I'm gonna poke around,
lay some traps.
And, uh... Just to be safe.
And I'll-I'll paint over this.
No. No, no, no, uh...
You're probably right
about it being Sabrina.
And if we mess with it,
she will freak out.
And I don't need
any more drama right now.
Yeah, she can be...
quite the handful.
Why do you say that?
I used to hear her and Celia
fight all the time.
Fight about what?
Uh, boyfriend. Clothes.
Usual stuff.
But she's certainly has a temper
on her, that one.
Her and Celia
used to go at it for hours.
Uh, well, I've-I've got some
traps down here.
I'll lay them out and...
if somethin' found its way
in here then we'll find it.
I appreciate this, Andy, I...
Let me make you dinner tonight.
It's the least that I can do.
Well... a meal made by a...
real New York chef?
Well, I can't say no to that.
You can't.
- No. [chuckles]
- No. [chuckles]
[ominous music]
There you go.
That was not a good job there.
What took you so long?
I had to sneak away
from Natalie.
I saw Andy's truck out front.
What's he doing here?
I don't know, fixing stuff?
The usual.
That guy creeps me out.
He had something going on with
your mom. You know that, right?
How would you know?
Oh, come on, it was so obvious.
He was always around
fixing stuff.
But nothing ever
seemed to get fixed.
Well, maybe he's just
bad at his job?
Or "Handy" Andy
had other business here.
[ominous music]
[eerie music]
I don't wanna go to New York,
Then don't. Stay here with me.
We belong together.
But what if I did something
to change your mind?
- No.
- Something terrible.
Like unforgivable.
Sabrina, what're you saying?
Hey, hey, come on.
Come on, you can tell me
The night my mom died,
I told the police
I didn't remember anything.
Psych doctor said that was
normal. You were in shock.
But I keep having these dreams
ever since.
Sabrina, what're you trying
to tell me?
We had been fighting that night.
Worse than normal.
My mom said she didn't want me
to see you anymore.
And I was so angry at her.
Did you...
The sleepwalking...
You said that it's a sign
that your spirit's restless?
- Yeah.
- But...
It's been getting worse.
And in my dream...
I push her down the stairs.
- Hey.
- [sniffles]
We're gonna figure this out.
Me and you, together.
I mean, if you did do it,
you didn't mean to.
Nobody else
needs to know about this.
[instrumental music]
You always travel with that,
boy scout?
This was a gift from Celia.
When I started culinary school.
- Bit of an odd choice.
- Not for a chef.
And certainly not
for New York City.
Yeah, good point.
So, uh... you and Celia.
She never told me.
Why'd you guys drift apart,
if you don't mind my asking?
Uh, yeah, um...
The usual family dysfunction.
And one of you says
the wrong thing, and...
picks the wrong fight,
and before you know it,
you haven't spoken in years.
Not talking to your own twin,
that must've been painful,
I mean...
for both of you.
Yeah, she and Sabrina
were my only family.
And when Celia cut off contact,
it broke me.
Being here is breaking me
all over again, um...
Seeing how much of
Sabrina's life I missed out on.
And she blames me, she thinks
I'm the one who abandoned them.
You should tell her the truth.
I couldn't do that.
I-I couldn't do that to her,
to her memory of her mother.
She's already lost so much.
[cell phone buzzing]
Nice, no clue where she's taken
off to
and all I get after all
my unanswered calls and texts
is "Be back later."
It's a small town, her options
are, uh, pretty limited.
Uh, she's probably out somewhere
with Elijah?
You know him?
Uh, he's around all the time.
Practically lives here.
Guess I can't fault him.
Remember being in love
at that age?
Oh! Ooh!
Bad high school memories, huh?
Need to pour you
another glass of wine?
Let me go and check
on that souffle.
[instrumental music]
[door unlocks]
It's 2 a.m.
Well, I'm here, okay?
Excuse me. No.
Time for Elijah to go home.
Well, I don't wanna be alone.
You're not alone, I'm here.
You? [laughs]
You have no idea what's going
on in this place.
The forces at work.
You've read a few too many
of those black magic books.
You are so clueless.
Elijah, go home.
- Ms. Flores, usually...
- Home! Now!
[Sabrina exhales sharply]
Sabrina, I know you think
I'm the bad guy,
but I'm really trying
to look out for you.
Like you know anything about me!
[indistinct chatter]
[Sabrina] I can't stand her.
She's even worse
than my mother, Elijah.
I need to get rid of her!
[intense music]
[eerie music]
[gasps, grunts]
[ominous music]
Something wrong?
I slipped on some ice out front.
You should be more careful
out there.
That's how mom busted her ankle.
[ominous music]
[keys jingling]
[music continues]
[music intensifies]
[doorbell ringing]
Hi, Ms. Flores.
Look, I-I wanted to apologize
for keeping Sabrina out
so late last night.
I promise it won't happen again.
You didn't have to do that.
But I appreciate it, Elijah.
I just wanna know that
Sabrina is safe, that's all.
No, that's-that's okay.
My folks don't really care
what I do.
So, Sabrina's lucky
to have someone
that actually worries about her.
Oh, uh, could I take Sabrina
thrifting with me today?
I want,
I wanna get her something nice.
Ah, you kids have fun.
Thank you, Ms. Flores.
[ominous music]
[music continues]
- [door opens]
- [gasps]
[intense music]
Back already?
I forgot my backpack.
[tense music]
This ice is a deathtrap.
Sabrina mentioned that this is
where Celia twisted her ankle?
I had no idea
she'd had another fall before...
before she...
Yeah, uh, Celia had me
look at this too.
I can do another calcium
chloride treatment to melt it,
but you're gonna wanna
salt it every day.
But how does the ice
keep forming here?
- I don't understand that.
- Yeah.
I looked everywhere for leaks,
but I can't find an explanation.
What if someone
purposely iced the steps?
Maybe someone hoping to
cause a bad fall?
I mean, I-I suppose
it's a, it's a possibility.
But... [chuckles]
I mean, who would do that?
I found a gun in Celia's room.
- Seriously?
- Yeah.
Uh, yeah.
Single mom living
in the middle of nowhere...
Maybe it made her feel safe.
No, Celia hated guns.
She never would have bought one
unless she thought
she needed it.
Did she ever say
anything to you about it?
No, never.
But you know how she was.
Not one to talk about
what was troubling her.
How much would it cost to
install an alarm system here?
Nothing fancy,
just the front doors for now.
Well, um,
Burlich's downtown has them.
I can...
I'll get you a good price.
Could you maybe install it
In exchange
for another gourmet meal.
Throw in some decent wine,
you got a deal.
- Thank you.
- Yeah. No problem.
- [device beeping]
- Hey, you almost done?
Oh. Uh, yeah. It's all set.
I'll show you how it works.
Simply press this button
for a few seconds...
- and voila. It's armed.
- [device beeping]
And how do I turn it off?
- Look, the passcode is 1888.
- [beeping]
The year this place was built.
You ready to dig in?
It has been torturous
going by the aroma
for the last two hours.
[Natalie laughs] Yeah.
It's great.
It's a great ending though.
[both laughing]
- I needed this.
- Yeah.
You've had a rough week.
I wish Celia had
never come here.
She wanted a fresh start
so badly after her divorce.
And this is what she got.
Yeah, well, her ex sounded like
a piece of work.
They got married so young.
It felt like a fairy tale
romance when we were 19.
If I had only known...
Well, not much
you could have done, is there?
I suppose not.
There's a nice Vinsanto
you have to try.
No Vinsanto.
Wait. She raided your wine rack?
I honestly don't know
what to do with her.
We used to get along so well.
She was the sweetest
little girl.
Well, she's a teenager.
She's gonna act out.
Yeah, there's a lot more going
on with her though
than your typical teenage
- I'm worried about her.
- [glasses clinks]
Sorry, I'm a bad host.
I'm unloading all my
problems on you.
No, no, no.
You need to decompress.
You can't leave it all
bottled up inside.
I mean, I, I cannot imagine
what you've been through.
I-I'm amazed at how strong
you've been through everything.
It has been hard.
Maybe we should take this
somewhere more private.
- Mm.
- Yeah.
[alarm blaring]
- Did you not disarm the alarm?
- No, I must've forgot.
Oh, shoot, it must be Sabrina.
Here. Here. Let me.
What're you doing
alarming my house
without telling me?
You're drunk!
I guess I need to put an alarm
on the liquor cabinet too!
Whatever makes you feel safe,
okay, Aunt Natalie?
What is he doing here?
Well, you moved on from
mom pretty quick!
But I guess that's easy when you
have a lookalike, huh, Andy?
You were with my sister?
Oh, he didn't tell you?
Natalie... I can explain...
Get out!
I was hoping we could talk.
[doorbell rings]
Can you at least get that?
[Sabrina] Fine, talk to her
if you want.
I'll be in my room.
Hi, Ms. Flores.
Uh, I got Sabrina home
as early as I could yesterday.
She didn't wanna come,
but I-I knew
she had too much to drink
and it was getting
really cold out.
And, uh, I understand
you're probably upset.
And maybe you blame me for it,
I'm just trying to be there
for her.
[Natalie] I'm glad she's
at least talking to someone.
[Elijah] Give her time.
I think she's...
still working it all this out.
But I'm looking out for her.
She means a lot to me.
I can see that.
She means a lot to me too.
Mm, I'm sorry.
Can I have one of these?
Of course.
Elijah, has Sabrina told you
anything about the night
Celia died?
No. No, she can't remember
Still trying to
wrap my head around
what exactly happened.
[ominous music]
- Is she gone?
- Yeah.
Good. Let's do this.
Are you sure you want to?
You might not like
what the spirits have to say.
Either way...
I have to know the truth.
Spirits who reside here,
we ask you
to communicate with us.
Spirits... are you here now?
Are you the spirit of
someone who died here?
Spirit, did...
did someone kill you?
Who was it, spirit?
I'm sorry.
Mom, I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
I didn't mean it, mom!
I'm sorry.
- I'm sorry. I'm sorry...
- Sabri-Sabrina.
Sabrina, I'm here. I'm here.
- I'm sorry, mom.
- I'm here. I'm here. Okay?
- [Sabrina sobbing]
- I'll protect you.
- I'll protect you.
- [Sabrina sobbing]
[instrumental music]
So, how can I can help you?
I was hoping you
could put my mind at ease.
There were some things about
my sister's death
that aren't
sitting well with me.
- Such as?
- Is there any chance...
that it wasn't an accident?
My team went over
every possibility.
There was no forced entry,
no signs of a struggle,
and the coroner's report showed
that your sister's injuries
were consistent
with that of a fall.
I wouldn't normally
share these...
but given your concern...
It was late at night.
She must have stumbled,
She was still recovering from
that broken ankle,
and not so steady on her feet.
Is there some reason you feel
it wasn't an accident?
I found a gun
in my sister's room...
which would be completely
out of character for her.
Maybe someone in town was
threatening her?
She never reported anything.
She flew pretty under
the radar here in Falls Church.
Not a lot of friends.
But definitely no enemies.
Well, we got a complaint once
from a shop owner downtown.
Celia and Sabrina had
a big blow up in his store.
But we chalked it up
as a typical domestic dispute.
Sounds pretty serious
if police were called.
If you feel there's something
more we need to look into,
I can bring Sabrina in
for an interview.
[sighs] No. No, no.
That's not necessary.
Um, I guess
I just needed closure.
- Thank you.
- Yeah. Of course.
[Andy] Natalie!
Hey, sorry, I was just in town
and I saw your car and...
Well, please, just, just give me
a chance to explain.
What's there to explain?
That you're into twins?
No, it's not like that.
I was seeing your sister,
And we kept it a secret
because Celia was worried
how Sabrina would react.
- I guess it wasn't a secret.
- It was to me!
I know. I know.
And I wanted to tell you.
I-I should have told you
everything, right off the bat.
But-but what happened
between us was...
Well, it was a little unexpected
and... uh, I'm sorry.
For what it's worth,
you're not her.
I-I-I mean,
I know you look like her,
but you're a very
different person.
And-and Celia and I w-we weren't
a good match, we both knew that.
We ended things months ago,
We were just trying
to get the inn finished up,
but that... got complicated.
Listen, I've,
I've gotta get home,
but... I'll reach out.
[engine revving]
[floorboards creaking]
[eerie music]
[floorboards creaking]
[thumping continues]
[thumping continues]
[music continues]
- [thud]
- [gasps]
What are you doing down here?
I heard the noise!
I-it's an old house.
It's fine.
You're in denial.
The noise in the wall,
the cold spots...
- She's here.
- Who's here?
You know who.
My mom.
[eerie music]
[keys jingling]
Does this sound hollow to you?
[Andy knocking]
A lot of these old buildings
that have been renovated
time and again.
Well, you'll find spaces
that have been
walled right over
and forgotten about.
It's the perfect hiding spot
for some creature
trying to escape the cold.
It didn't feel like an animal.
It was like
something was communicating
with me.
[Sabrina] She was.
Are you starting to buy into
all that ghost talk now too?
[Natalie] I'm not sure
what's going on.
But I do know it isn't some rats
in the walls
knocking back at me.
Yeah, uh,
yeah, maybe something larger,
like a raccoon.
If there's a broken window
or a crack in the foundation,
maybe it,
maybe it chewed its way in.
So what do we do?
Well, we start looking for
possible points of entries
on the outside, for starters.
[Natalie] Yeah.
[wall creaking]
- [thuds]
- [suspenseful music]
- [gasps]
- Shh. Sorry. It's me. It's me.
Elijah! What is all this?
It's a cold room.
Kind of like a fridge
in the days before fridges.
That's why the dumbwaiter
connects it to the kitchen.
But how did you find it?
There's this little door
they used to load ice through.
It's hard to spot
behind the bushes
but I found it...
punched it open.
I guess they must have
sealed it off
from the rest of the basement.
I'm the only one
that knows about it and now you.
How long have you been here?
You can tell me.
I couldn't go
to my parents' place.
Not when they were fighting
and, and drinking.
And the inn was sitting empty
so I made it a getaway.
Now it's home.
You mean... you live here?
Before you and your mom
took over the place, yeah.
And now this is it.
Nohtin' yet.
- [sighs]
- What's up?
I just popped inside
to check on Sabrina
and she's gone again.
How'd she manage to leave
without us seeing her?
Ah, Sarah.
I completely forgot
that Sarah was coming
to talk about the sale.
Actually, I was,
I was just gonna run downtown.
[instrumental music]
Hey, Sarah,
I need to make this quick.
Trust me,
you're gonna wanna hear this.
Hey, this is mine!
I thought...
You're the one
who's been stealing my stuff.
I know, I shouldn't have. But...
So, you're the one who's been
making the noises in the walls.
I'm just scaring Natalie
into leaving without you.
Then this can be our inn.
Just me and you!
She's not gonna leave me
alone here, Elijah.
She's gonna sell the inn anyway.
No, no, no.
We have to make her leave.
Don't be stupid.
What about the Ouija board?
- What about it?
- Well, was that you too?
No. No, I would never
lie about that, Sabrina.
I've been here a long time
and trust me,
the spirits are very real.
Hey, hey.
You're not gonna tell
anyone about this, are you?
Of course not.
[onimous music]
It took me a while to track down
the company specs.
The lien on the inn
belongs to ABC Holdings.
But we already knew that.
Read the next section.
Owner, Andrew Bertrand
From what I can glean,
Andy funded
the majority of the renovations.
But why the lien? Why not just
record it is a business loan?
[Sarah] I can only assume
he wanted to control
any potential sale.
That lying son of a...
When was the lien put on?
Before or after Celia died?
Ah, two days
before the accident.
I-I'm sure that's a coincidence.
But why hide it from me then?
I knew we couldn't trust
that guy.
Hey, hey, maybe he's the
one who pushed your mom.
He's not getting the inn.
Not while I'm alive.
Do you want me to talk to Andy?
No. I'll deal with him.
When did you get back?
I didn't even see you come in.
I'm not surprised,
you've been busy.
Busy trying to deal with
what happens to this place,
and more importantly
what happens to you.
Let me take both off your plate.
I can take care of myself
and this place.
I'll stay here until I'm 18,
and then I'll decide
what to do with it.
No, no, it's not that simple.
There's taxes to be paid,
probate charges
and a mess of banking red tape.
Red tape? [scoffs]
You mean Andy?
How do you know about that?
That jerk is never
getting his hands
on this place. Never!
My mom died in this place.
Her spirit is still here.
And you want me
to just walk away?
Look, I know,
we had our problems,
but she was still my mom!
Sabrina, there's
something you need to know
about your mom and me.
No, you know what? Yeah.
You, you, you just wanted to
kiss and make up.
- I get it. Okay?
- No, no, no.
- It's too late.
- It's so much more than that.
I've been trying to
find the right time to tell you
about our complicated history...
Can you just go back to the city
and leave me alone?
- No, please, Sabrina...
- I don't need you in my life!
[cell phone rings]
No. [breathing heavily]
[tense music]
Sabrina, listen...
[knock on door]
- What are you doing here?
- So I gather Sarah told you.
What I wanna know
is why you didn't?
Look, I don't have an excuse.
It was such an awkward thing to
bring up,
and you were already so
I was waiting for
the opportunity to tell you.
This feels like a conversation
we've had before.
Celia. The lien. What else
are you keeping from me?
Nothing! Look, I swear to you
it is all in the table now.
- If I, if I could just come in...
- No, no!
- It's not a good time.
- Why, why...
I'd rather you leave, Andy.
Natalie, please, I'm just try...
[music continues]
Where is my phone?
You have a key?
It's another thing
you didn't mention!
Do you have my phone too?
Natalie, listen to me.
I think Celia was right
to be scared.
You're not safe here...
- No. Hey, hey, listen to me.
- Oh! Ah!
- Can you... Calm down!
- No, let me... No!
- Listen to me!
- [thud]
I'm gonna call the cops.
We should throw him
down the stairs
like he did to mom.
We don't know that he did that.
He just attacked you!
He's clearly willing to
kill for this place.
Yeah, it-it's the Hannaway Inn.
Can you hurry?
- Please. Thank you.
- Is that the sheriff?
- Let me talk to him.
- He hung up.
They're on their way.
What are you doing?
I'm looking for my phone.
Where were you two?
In my room.
You weren't there
five minutes ago.
We took the back stairs.
Why would you take
the back stairs?
Who cares?
He clearly killed her.
- He had to.
- He wanted the inn for himself.
It makes total sense.
Hey, Ms. Flores,
since he's a suspect now
and he tried to assault you,
do you think Sabrina might get
full ownership?
Things don't exactly work
like that, Elijah.
- So the police are on their way?
- Positive.
I'm gonna put on some tea.
[instrumental music]
[Elijah] Hey, Ms. Flores,
let me help you with that.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
I like lemon in my tea, do you?
I hope they give that
piece of garbage the chair.
Makes me sick to think
the last thing Celia saw
before she died was his
ugly face just staring over her.
I'm just glad that you and
Sabrina were at the school dance
or who knows
what might have happened.
Mm. Mm.
Let me get that for you.
I think he's waking up.
Okay, maybe we should
take the tape off.
No! No, no, no.
Sabrina's been through enough.
We don't need to hear
more of his lies.
[kettle whistling]
- I'll get that. Um...
- [Andy groans]
Sabrina, can you give me a hand?
[Andy breathing heavily]
[kettle whistling]
Did you go to winter formal
with Elijah?
- Why?
- Yes or no.
He wasn't allowed.
He was suspended that week.
I didn't wanna go without him
but mom made me.
[Andy breathing heavily]
Hey, Ms. Flores,
I just remembered
some things about Andy
I think you need to know.
Could you go watch him for me?
You weren't at that dance.
You were here.
You killed Celia.
It didn't have to be this way.
If you just left us alone.
But I get it.
You couldn't abandon Sabrina...
not again.
[tense music]
What are you doing?
Get away from him!
He's the one who killed Celia!
Don't listen to her, Sabrina!
All she does is lie to you!
What do you mean?
Celia wasn't your mom.
- She is.
- That's not true.
I'm sorry, Sabrina.
I wanted to tell you.
I was going to tell you...
You're only... She's only here
to sell your inheritance.
No! No, I wanted to
make things right for you.
Look, I had a photo
of you and me
when you were a baby
and I was gonna show you...
But then it disappeared like
everything else around here.
You were never gonna show her
that photo.
- So there was a photo?
- [Natalie] Yes!
And why would I have brought it
if I wanted to keep it a secret?
Where's the photo, Elijah?
Sabrina, can't you see
what she's doing right now?
Don't lose sight of our plan.
If we can just
get rid of her and him...
we'll be home free.
Did you kill Celia?
I had to.
I had to.
She was willing to do anything
to keep us apart,
even if it meant selling the inn
and moving you away.
How do you know that?
I heard her and Andy
arguing about selling. I...
I had to stop her!
And then you let me think
I killed her.
I'm sorry, I just,
I knew you would hate me for it
if you knew it was me, okay?
I-I only did this so that
she wouldn't rip us apart.
He needs help, Sabrina.
- Y-you see that, don't you?
- Shut up! Shut up! Okay?
You don't know me!
Sabrina, you are all I have.
Please, please, do not let her
turn you against me, okay?
Sabrina, he's manipulating you!
Elijah, no!
[tense music]
[Natalie panting]
- [Elijah grunting]
- [Natalie panting]
[muffled scream]
- [Elijah grunting]
- [Andy groans]
You see...
they're all against us!
Okay, it's just you and me,
He does anything,
you crush his skull.
- Where are you going?
- I know what she's looking for.
[keys jingling]
[sobs] No!
Sabrina, we've got to
get out of here.
Elijah's dangerous.
You have to trust me.
Why should I trust you?
You lied to me.
And you never even wanted me!
No, no, I-I was young
when I got pregnant with you.
Too young and, and Celia
had just married Sean,
and she offered to raise you.
and I thought they'd give you
a better life than I could!
Some life! She always blamed me
for the divorce.
Now it makes perfect sense
why he took off,
he knew I wasn't even his.
But you?
What's your excuse?
I never chose that.
No, no...
And when things got really bad
between Celia and Sean...
she was struggling and-and I
wanted you to come live with me.
But by then I'd given up
all my parental rights.
And Celia was so upset
that she cut off all contact,
she wouldn't let me see you
or even speak to you.
Losing you is the biggest regret
of my life, Sabrina.
And I just wanna make
things right between us.
No, it's too late.
All you and your sister ever did
was treat Sabrina
like another piece of furniture
you could just move around.
You, you didn't love her.
I'm the only one that's ever
really loved her!
You think you know what love is?
Carry a baby in your womb
for nine months...
and watch her be born...
and then cry your eyes out
for weeks
when you have to give her up,
praying that you made
the right choice.
She's lying to save her life,
Don't let her fool you.
It has to look like an accident.
No. No, no, no, no, no.
Nobody's gonna believe
two more accidents.
We need to make them disappear.
But I'm good at hiding things.
- Ahh!
- [Elijah grunting]
- [panting]
- [Sabrina yelps]
- [Natalie grunts]
- [Elijah groaning]
[Natalie panting]
[tense music]
[Elijah groans]
[instrumental music]
[music continues]
Take care of the place.
Glad you're getting
a fresh start.
But, uh, I will miss
having you around.
Well, my offer stands,
if you decide to
visit the Big Apple.
I'll get you a table
next to the kitchen.
I might take you up on that.
[instrumental music]
It's time.
[music continues]
[music continues]
[ominous music]
[music continues]