Single Black Female 2: Simone's Revenge (2024) Movie Script

[indistinct chatter]
This is Simone Hicks.
[Monica] My new assistant
moved right next door.
I got your back always.
The ceiling is coming down.
Get out of there!
Simone, what are you doing?
Stop with the lies!
Are you some kind of sick fan?
You get off on stuff like this?
- You're no longer my problem.
- I was a problem to you?
Night night, bitch!
Is there anyone inside?
This is for my dad!
You took him from me!
Her name is Simone.
[horn honking]
This one's for my
people [What's up?]
This one's for my people
This one's for my people
[What's up?]
This one's for my people
This one's for my people
[And doesn't it feel good?]
This one's for my people
[Yeah, yeah]
This one's for my people
[Yo, talk to 'em]
[Monica] I miss you, Daddy.
And in case you were wondering,
I... I forgive you.
You forgive me too, Sis?
- You're supposed to be...
- Dead?
You can't kill me.
But me killing you,
on the other hand...
Wake up! Chop!
Some movers out here!
They fine, but I got dibs
on the one with the afro.
Come on, get up!
We gotta go.
Okay, okay.
[Monica] Thank you.
That can go in the back.
[Bebe] Welcome!
Mm-hmm, Seattle, Seattle.
- We gots the heat on.
- Indeed.
- Are you serious?
- [Bebe] Very.
You are so sad.
Your bat only?
Can you grab a box, you think?
Cheers to me, you, living
our best life in Seattle.
Mm-hmm, and I would like
to cheers to us...
- No.
- What?
My sister from
another mister, Monica,
for landing the Red Alert,
the number-one investigative
show here in Seattle.
And I would like to toast
to my sister, Bebe...
- That's me.
- [Monica] Mm-hmm.
For nailing the job of
hairstylist on the show.
- I mean...
- Believe it.
All right.
- All right, can we drink now?
- Yes.
- Cheers.
- Cheers.
There is something
Speaking of us working together,
um, I thought
we should, you know,
go over a little corporate
etiquette, right?
I think weshould talk about
how weshould conduct ourselves
when weare on set.
We can still go far
Wesounds like me.
Yeah, it's you.
It's 100 percent you.
- I said new city...
- [Monica] Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.
New Bebe.
Very refined.
Okay, I like the sound of that.
New Bebe, I like it.
- Slow to speak.
- [Monica] Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.
And even slower to, like, react
or, you know, smack somebody.
But no guarantee.
I'm trying.
Everything's new for me,
you know.
- [Monica] All right!
- [Bebe] Yeah, but
they need to know where I'm from
and they need to understand that
if they intentionally
try me or come for me,
I'm gonna blow their wig off.
Yep, and the old friend
is back, just like that.
Super quick,
not even... seconds.
Why you lookin' like that?
I'm just, um, hoping that
the nightmares about Simone...
are gone finally, you know?
I just want them to stop.
You don't wanna hear it.
You don't never listen to me.
But look.
You need to get some
professional help, friend,
for what you goin' through.
Yeah, no, I don't
wanna talk about it.
I don't wanna relive it.
I just wanna
move on with my life.
[doorbell rings]
[Monica] That's the pizza.
I'll get it.
Mm-mm, sit tight.
[Monica] Okay, well...
I'll get everything ready.
Um, what is that?
That does not look like pizza.
And since when did
we start eating kimchi?
Since it's, what,
the 13th thing on my list
of the 20 things I needed
to do here in Seattle.
Oh lord, I'll try it.
But I don't like how
this list sounds already.
It's really already
getting on my nerves.
Well, I don't know what you
gonna do when you get home
and see a siren back there.
Ain't no police is the
third thing on the list, okay?
We gotta get rid of this list.
- Okay, let's do it.
- [Monica] All right.
- Cheers! I guess...
- All right, cheers.
- This is how we do?
- I don't... I don't know...
[suspenseful music]
- Okay, we tried it.
- We did,
and I'm gonna order
some pizza, so...
Oh god.
- Monica?
- Mm, yes?
You know I'm not
ignoring you, right?
I know how you
feel about Simone.
she's dead.
She been dead three years.
She's not gonna
hurt you no more.
You got to let the ghost
of the crazy past go.
Okay, all right, I'll...
I'll let her go.
I'll let her go.
[church bells ring]
Grace, we have another donation.
[spiritual organ music]
Are you okay?
Yeah, um, I'm fine.
Don't lie in the Lord's
house now, child.
Tell me what's wrong.
Sister Margaret,
I don't wanna sound ungrateful
for everything that you and the
other sisters have done for me.
But I can't help thinking about
where I came from, who I am.
I just, I have
so many questions.
Do you know why
we decided to call you Grace?
Because it was God's
grace that saved me
the night that you found me.
Yes, and it was His
voice that guided me
to bring you here
so we could care for you.
God shined His grace
upon you, Grace,
deeming you worthy to be saved
and giving you a second chance.
Yeah, but a second
chance for what, though?
What happened to me?
Look, I just pray that I
get my memory back soon.
"Therefore I tell you,
"whatever you ask in prayer,
"believe that you
have received it
and it will be yours."
Mark 11.
We livin' that good life
And everybody feel alright
There she is!
Found it!
Look at you!
Damn, Bee.
It's happening.
Hell yeah it's happening.
It's happening!
Monica Harris.
Hi, Kendyl.
It's nice to finally
meet you in person.
[office phone ringing]
Oh no, she didn't.
New Bebe.
Let me cut to the chase.
It is very unusual that
a daytime talkshow host
become the face of a show
that tackles important issues,
like we do here at Red Alert.
Excuse me, excuse me.
Um, the Ray J and
Kim K sex tape scandal?
That's very important,
especially to culture.
And guess who broke it?
Yeah, she did.
Was that me?
Why don't you show her
where the makeup room is?
That is a good idea.
Thank you, friend.
Right, I'm just gonna go.
I know I wasn't
your first choice
for the new face of Red Alert,
but I wanna prove to you
and the viewers that...
I am the real deal.
Here is an idea for
a story that I have.
Um, spotlighting
the alarming statistics
on Black maternal health
is a passion of mine.
And I just want you to know that
I'm committed to the process.
Monica, I don't doubt
your commitment.
I hope you don't doubt mine.
Passion is all well and good,
but stories also have to
bring in the ratings, period.
And I will use whatever
and whoever is on my team
to make sure that I
accomplish that goal.
I live by the motto
when life hands you lemons,
you... make sweet lemonade.
I'll see you on set.
Am I the lemon?
- Shred this.
- Yes, ma'am.
So what you think
about Ms. Kendyl?
She's a little icy,
but I think she's gonna
end up being cool, so...
I'm gonna give her
another chance.
I agree.
I think she plays tough,
but I think she's still cool.
And you know this how?
Because real recognize real.
I just like her.
Oh, well, glad to know
that you just like her.
- Hi.
- Hey, girl!
I'm Bebe.
And this is Monica, of course.
Monica Harris, nice to meet you.
Hi. Layla.
And I think it's time for me to
get started on Monica's makeup.
Okay, I need, like, five
more minutes, if you don't mind.
I sorta do mind.
I need to get started now
so that I can finish in time.
It's just, like,
five little minutes.
Little minutes that
are taking away my time.
[chuckles] Okay, yes.
[mutters incoherently]
Okay, oh, all right,
all right, okay.
Um, Bebe, my hair
looks fantastic.
I think it's good.
Let's let Layla...
do what she came to do.
- [Bebe] Okay.
- Okay.
I'mma get some coffee anyway.
Nice to you meet you, Shayla.
It's Layla.
[Bebe] Is it though?
[Layla sighs]
[laughs] Well, Layla,
I'm happy to have you.
Thank god it's a sister doin'...
Look, Monica, I'm not
trying to be mean,
but I'm not into the
whole small talk thing, hm?
I'm all about keeping my head
down and doing my best work.
All right, I respect that.
You know, the last workplace,
work environment...
- No.
- No small talk at all.
I got it.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
Today on Red Alert...
Monica? It's go time.
I hope you're ready.
Oh yeah, I stay ready so
that I don't have to get ready.
Yeah, and I will take these.
Everything you need to say
will be on the teleprompter.
- Just read the words.
- Okay.
- Is our guest mic'ed?
- Yes.
- Okay.
- Guest? Wait, Kendyl.
You didn't say
anything about a guest.
[Kendyl] Last minute addition.
Again, just read
the teleprompter.
Yes, correct.
- Thanks again.
- Yes.
Okay, guest.
[sighs] Hey, I'm
Trevor Williams.
Hi, Monica Harris.
I know.
[Floor director]
Okay, party people!
We go on in three, two...
[theme music]
Hello, I'm Monica Harris,
and this is Red Alert.
Today sitting next to me,
I have Trevor Williams,
Seattle detective who
singlehandedly caught
a serial stalker.
Thank you for being here,
Detective Williams.
Oh, thanks for having me.
And please, call me Trevor.
You know, when I think about you
and how you saved all of those
women from that stalker,
I'm reminded of my own story...
[clears throat]
Stay on prompter, Monica.
Stay on prompter, Monica.
I'm reminded of my own story.
Having a crazy,
deranged... stalker
wrecked my life.
And to make matters worse,
it was a blood relative,
my half-sister Simone.
Okay, that's good.
Throughout this
season of Red Alert,
I will be dissecting
my own stalker's story
and sharing details
with you all.
But more on that later.
Back to you, Trevor.
So tell me everything.
How did this come about?
[Trevor] Well...
Okay, wrap it up, Monica.
[Monica sighs]
Well, that's it for today.
Thank you for watching.
I'm Monica Harris,
and this is Red Alert.
[theme music plays]
And... we're out!
We're clear, folks!
Hey, so with this being your
first interview on this show
and, well, my first interview
here, I was hoping...
I'm so sorry, I have
to go handle something.
It was a pleasure
meeting you, Trevor.
Kendyl, can I talk
to you for a second?
- Sure.
- What the hell was that?
I'd watch my tone if I were you.
You're still in your
probationary period.
That was what a successful
premier episode looks like.
You set me up.
I wasn't planning on
talking about any of that.
Oh! [chuckles]
It's cute that you think
you have a say in the matter
of how we do news over here.
News flash, you don't.
You can't do that.
Monica, I can do
anything that I want.
And if you don't like it,
you can go back to spilling the
tea on daytime TV in Houston.
Speaking of tea, why don't
you get yourself a cup
and calm down?
Miles? Come.
This way.
[indistinct chatter]
[somber music]
Hey, Artie!
We got some more donations.
[Monica] Today I
have Trevor Williams,
Seattle detective who
singlehandedly caught
a serial stalker.
I'm reminded of my own story.
Having a crazy, deranged
stalker wrecked my life.
And to make matters worse,
it was a blood relative,
my half-sister Simone.
Throughout this
season of Red Alert...
[glass shatters]
[muffled scream]
[Simone] A little bit...
Enough of that!
[glass shattering, clanking]
[unsettling music]
Watch it!
Look what you just did!
Oh my god, I'm so sorry.
Save it.
Next time, pay attention.
Stupid woman just ran into me,
spilled my drink
all over the place...
[ominous music]
[woman screams]
Sister Margaret?
Yes, Sister Iris?
Something's wrong with Grace.
Oh my.
[Sister Margaret] Grace.
What's wrong?
I remember, Sister.
I remember.
Sister Iris, may I have
a moment alone with Grace?
Of course.
[Sister Margaret]
And, and Sister Iris?
Please don't mention
this to anyone.
- Yes, Sister Margaret.
- Thank you.
What is it that
you remember, Grace?
Things I did.
A lot of things.
To people who hurt me.
What we did in the past does not
define who we are in the present
or who we become in the future.
- I gotta go...
- Wait, wait.
Then take this.
[Grace] What is it?
I know you've had
your struggles.
And the seeds sown
have caused you pain.
But I have great faith that
on the other side of that pain,
through it, there is joy.
Thank you so much.
Thank you.
I will always be
here for you, Grace.
My name is Simone.
Yes, child.
I still can't believe that
she's making me tell my story.
Like, there's gotta be
something I can do about it.
You do tell people's
stories against they will.
- Excuse me?
- [Bebe] You do!
Whose side are you on?
I'm just being fair!
I'm playin' devil's advocate.
Yeah, well, you're playing
it a little too well.
Well, being honest,
that was a bitch move she made.
Thank you!
Thank you very much.
But I'm your sister-bestie,
and I'm gonna talk
to her about it
when we go to dinner on Friday.
You're going to dinner
with the enemy on Friday?
Yeah, I told you about that.
[Monica] When?
[Bebe] Look, telling your story
might help you more
than you even know.
Yeah, listen, I know you
believe that, but I don't.
That's not what I came here for.
What are you gonna do to her?
I don't know.
I could report her to HR.
No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
The old Bebe would tell you
to go lay her ass down,
but no, no, we are Black women.
Black women do not
report each other to HR.
You need to
slow down, sugar cup.
You know what?
I think I do not
like the new Bebe.
She sucks.
- I love her.
- [Bebe] Mm.
[unsettling music]
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to
the Red Alertthree-hour tour.
Not to be confused with
Gilligan's Island
three-hour tour.
And if you know
what I'm talking about,
then you're all older
than you look.
Let's begin.
Here on Gold Network,
we pride ourselves on having
the most amazing writers,
because, I mean,
without the writers,
there simply is no show.
Let's keep going, everyone.
Oh, wait!
Ladies and gentlemen,
this must be your lucky day.
This is our new host of
Red Alert News, Monica Harris.
[Monica] Hi, good
to see you all.
[Tour guide] Is it okay if
she takes a selfie with you?
- Enjoy the tour.
- Thank you.
All right, right
this way, everyone.
You can look at it later.
[ominous music]
[somber music]
Excuse me?
What are you doing in here?
Oh, um...
I got a little lost.
I was with my tour group
and then I kinda...
[exasperated sigh]
This is Layla.
Yes, the apartment
is still for rent.
Two bedroom, two baths,
we share the common area,
$1300 a month.
Okay, whatever.
Did I hear you say that
you're renting an apartment?
So I'll need one month's rent,
two months' security
deposit up front.
Um, I'm new to Seattle.
Is that, like, the norm?
It's my norm so you're not
gonna pull a Kelly on me.
I'm sorry.
What's a Kelly?
My last roommate.
She stopped paying rent here
and moved across the street
with her new boyfriend
and her little annoying dog.
Oh wow.
Yeah, that is not cool.
Tell me about it.
But there's nothing
I can do about it now.
And this will be your room.
It's perfect.
I'll take it.
Just so you know...
I would never play
you like that.
Sisters should always
stick together.
[unsettling music]
[baby crying]
[crickets chirping]
[dog barking]
[tense music]
[dog barking]
[Monica] Stop being paranoid,
Daddy, I miss you.
I could sure use some of
your words of wisdom right now.
[tender music]
Oh my goodness,
you would not believe
this story if I told you.
So I'm sitting between
this famous couple
at this Emmys after party
when all of a sudden,
they both grab my leg.
- Nuh-uh.
- [Kendyl] Mm-hmm.
- What happened?
- What do you think?
They were down.
I was down.
So all three of us went down.
- I like it.
- Good.
- Let's toast.
- Yes.
Cheers to safe sex
and paychecks.
Mm-hmm, thank you.
What was it like?
What was what like?
Being with a woman?
I think the question
you should be asking is,
what was it like
being with a man
after always being with a woman?
Well, I've been tellin' myself
I'mma try something different,
and I wanna try a woman.
So it's, like, number eight
on my list, while I'm here.
- Oh, is it really?
- [Bebe] Yeah.
Well, maybe I can, uh...
help you cross number eight
off your list?
Can we get the check?
We got places to be!
[sinister music]
I need to get some air.
Lady, I'mma jet
Um, I'll do the three steak
tacos and a tea, please.
[Man] Okay, it'll
be up in a minute.
- Thank you.
- Well, well, well.
This must be my lucky week.
Detective Trevor Williams.
- So you remember my whole name?
- [chuckles]
[Trevor] Well, I guess that's
a good thing considering.
Considering what?
Considering the way you
completely shot me down
after the interview?
Ah, okay, so I did
not shut you down.
It was a lot going on that day.
- I'm sorry.
- That's okay.
I'm just kidding.
Totally understand.
- [Man] Trevor?
- Ah, excuse me.
- Hey, thank you, man.
- [Man] Yup.
You have a good night.
Hey, can you put
his on mine, please?
You didn't...
I mean, it's the least I can do
since you said I shut you down.
- Yeah, you kinda...
- [Monica giggles]
No, for real, you actually
interviewed Mary J. Blige
on your last TV show?
You know, a little somethin'.
Here I was thinking I was
your most impressive TV guest.
- Mm-mm.
- I do love some MJB, though.
We all love some MJB.
But, um, you're impressive too.
Sounds like your boy
might be back in the game.
Well, maybe's not a no.
It's not a yes either.
But look, I just wanna
be open with you.
I, um, just got out of a
three-year relationship,
so I'm not really looking
for anything too serious.
I'm not asking you to.
But I do believe there are
plenty of other roles out there
for you to play.
Oh, it's like that.
[Trevor] Oh, it's like that.
Let me see your phone.
No, I'm kidding.
[sinister music]
[Trevor] I'm gonna add it to
your favorites just in case.
[birds chirping]
Good morning!
[Layla] Hey.
I, uh, I made breakfast.
I made, like, eggs and biscuits.
I mean, they're not homemade,
but they're still very good.
Oh, and, uh...
orange juice.
Again, not fresh squeezed,
but still very good.
Yeah, I gotta go.
Oh, I can just, uh,
pack it up for you to go.
- Just give me a minute.
- I said no thanks.
[sinister music]
[glass shattering]
[glass shattering]
Oh my god...
No, Mom! No! No!
Get away from my daughter!
Get out!
- Get out, I said! Get out!
- No! No!
[gentle music]
- Done?
- Mm-hmm.
Well, girl, you're good.
That is what I'm here for.
Well, I'm gonna make sure
that you stay here too.
At the end of the day, us
sisters have to stick together.
Ugh, what, is that trending
Sorry, what?
You're just the second person
to say that to me recently,
and I don't know,
I'm just starting to
feel like it's a bunch of BS.
I mean, you had a chance
with your own sister
and you didn't even do it, so...
No shade.
Kendyl, you have a moment?
I just wanna explain to
you why telling my story
is so triggering for me.
[Kendyl] Monica, let me
stop you right there.
I don't have the
space or the energy
to care about your trepidations
on investigating
a true crime story.
That's what we do here.
Yeah, well, this
true crime story belongs to me.
And... I'm not ready
to air it out yet.
Maybe ever.
Shedding light on challenging
topics starts conversations.
Conversations that
need to be had.
Telling your full
story will help people.
It already has.
And according to the
ratings from our premiere,
people want more.
Well, Kendyl, you know, I
just still think that maybe...
[Kendyl] You're
not paid to think.
That's what I'm here for.
[shutter click]
[tense music]
[dog barking angrily]
Mm-hmm. Yeah, no, that's
exactly what I was thinking.
Honey, come here!
Stop running.
Come here, honey.
Hold on one second.
Hey! Are you, um, Kelly?
Ah, cute dog!
Can I hold him?
What's his name?
Her name? Shy.
Hi, Shy!
So she's a little
bitch like you.
Excuse me?
Yeah, see,
I'm Layla's new roommate.
And she told me
how you stiffed her
on two months' rent,
yes she did.
Look, that's none
of your business.
Yeah, well,
unfortunately for you,
I'm making it my business.
Yes, I am!
Ah, ah!
Give me my dog.
Oh, so you want your dog back?
Kind of how like Layla
wants your money back.
Yeah, and I'm gonna need
you to give it to me today.
And if I don't?
You're afraid
I'm gonna hurt Shy?
I would never hurt a dog.
Can't say the same
about you, though.
I'm gonna need that money today.
[sinister music]
[Bebe] Hey, hey!
- Hey.
- Look what I got.
Got the bob, classic,
and the waves.
Long waves.
What you think?
What's wrong with you?
Oh, it's Kendyl.
Yeah, she's impossible.
- Yeah.
- Mm-hmm.
And I think it's making
me a little crazy. Yup.
Mm, but there's a method
to her madness at work.
Madness is exactly right.
But, like,
in that bedroom, like...
she let her freak flag fly.
[Monica] Wait, what?
Bebe, you slept with Kendyl?
It was the eighth thing on
my list and she was there.
She's gay.
When we had a conversation
about corporate dos and don'ts,
yeah, I never thought that I
would have to state the obvious,
which is do not shag the boss.
What happened to
a better Bebe, hm?
The night I was with Kendyl,
I was a damn good Bebe,
if I say so myself.
Okay, see, that's your problem.
You think it's a joke
and it's not a joke.
You know what this is about?
This is about you
and what you need.
Please tell me what I need.
You some.
You need to get it quick too.
You so uptight.
Go get you some
and we gonna fix your hair.
You want this one,
the classic bob,
or you want this one?
The bob. Get out.
[Bebe] Okay, perfect.
Long waves it is.
[Monica] Okay, thank you.
- Love you!
- Whatever you want.
Love you too.
[door opens]
- Hey.
- Hey.
What's this?
[Simone] That's the money
that Kelly owes you.
Yeah, we had a little talk.
Wait, you talked
to Kelly for me?
Wow, um...
thanks, but I didn't
tell you all of that
to make that your
responsibility to handle.
I know, but we're roomies.
Oh, um...
I, uh, I found this.
Is that your mom?
- She's beautiful.
- She was.
Inside and out.
You know, my mom
taught me to do makeup?
It's the one thing
that always got me through.
She died of cancer.
We were each other's everything.
And when she passed,
I went from
one group home to the next.
Got in some trouble, but...
everybody's got a past, right?
[tender music]
Um, so, how's work?
I think I offended
the new host, Monica.
I basically called
her a hypocrite
for not standing by her sister.
I mean, according to Monica,
the lady's done some bad things,
but there's always
two sides to a story.
Well, I'll drink to that.
Here you go.
You know what would go
really well with this beer?
- What?
- Hot wings.
If you want wings,
girl, I'll get you wings.
[Layla] No, no, no.
I got it.
I just came into
some unexpected money
given to me by a friend.
Thank you, girl.
You're welcome.
I got something for you.
Grace, you didn't have to
do this.
Well, it's not actually for you.
It's for you to give to
Monica as a peace offering.
I don't even know
how that would work.
Girl, easy!
Just go into her office and say,
"Hey, Mon!
I bought this for you!
And hopefully it helps
us, like, start over."
Look, I know that
she will love it.
Do I have to call her Mon?
I mean, uh, Monica or whatever.
Look, just try it!
Okay, fine, I'll do it.
But if this backfires,
you owe me big time.
Oh, well, if it works out,
you owe me drinks.
[laughs] Deal!
- [laughs]
- Oh! See you later.
See you later, girl.
[unsettling music]
[knocking on door]
Come in.
Hm. Should I be afraid or...
- [laughs] No, no, no, no.
- No. Okay.
I was a little out of line
with what I said to you about
you and your sister
the other day,
so my apologies.
Apology accepted.
[Monica] Thank you, Layla.
I appreciate it.
You're welcome.
Mon. [giggles]
What did you just call me?
Uh, Mon, like, short for Monica?
Yeah, no, but the only person
that's called me Mon, I wanna
forget they ever existed, okay?
[Layla] Yeah.
No worries... Monica.
[Monica] This is...
This is really beautiful.
[Layla] Yup!
I really hate it
when Bebe is right.
[line trilling]
Hey, it's Monica.
I'm good. How are you?
Good, um, I was just calling
ah, to see if you wanted...
some company tonight?
I don't know.
Okay, yeah,
9 o'clock is perfect.
Yeah, let me get your address.
1212 Orlando Drive?
I got it.
You too.
You have a good day.
All right, good bye.
To encouraging me to
open up a little bit
and accepting people
where they are.
All right!
- Cheers!
- Cheers!
- Mm, mm!
- Oh!
Bartender, another one.
Girl! Slow down, rockstar!
You asked and you shall receive.
Oh god.
Plus, never done this before.
Never done what?
Girls night out, you know?
Connecting with someone.
I never really
fit in with anyone.
I mean, I wasn't a part
of the cool kids or the nerds.
Hell, I didn't even fit in
with the emo kids, girl.
[baby crying]
[Layla] Just, like,
every time I tried to...
Push, Simone! Push!
Grace! Grace!
Earth to Grace!
Damn. [laughs]
Is my life story that boring?
Oh, girl, no!
So I got in an accident
a couple of years ago.
And, uh, I lost my memory.
That's horrible.
I'm sorry, girl.
No, I mean, it's coming
back little by little,
and I never really know
what's gonna trigger it.
Sometimes it's even hard to know
what's real and what's not.
Well, you know what is real?
Our friendship.
And these shots!
- I'll drink to that.
- Well, come on!
Yeah, that's what you get
for wearing them boots!
Hey, sexy ladies!
Which one of y'all wanna make
me eggs tomorrow morning, huh?
Hey, hey, don't act like that!
These is all compliments.
Leave us alone.
You lucky we even givin'
y'all the time of day.
- Oh really?
- Really!
I know!
That's what sisters are for!
[screaming and laughing]
[Guy] Damn!
- Oh!
- [giggles]
[intriguing music]
You said I can take on any
role I wanted with you, right?
- I did.
- Mm-hmm.
But you know I wasn't
expecting all of this.
Oh, was all of this
too much for you?
No, absolutely not.
All right.
Let the sideshow begin.
Oh. Okay.
- I need one of those.
- I got you, baby.
- Thank you!
- Mm.
[intense music]
Monica, if I don't have
that next segment on my desk
within an hour,
I'm gonna write it myself,
and neither of us
wants that, do we?
[door slams]
Kendyl Rouse
is a grade A bitch!
She doesn't deserve
to breathe the air
that good people breathe.
And if she went missing
from the Red Alertset...
and Earth, she would
never be missed.
Ooh, damn, that
was harsh, but...
it felt so good.
[sirens wailing]
We must take
a multi-pronged approach
in dealing with crimes by people
suffering with mental illness.
If someone had
done that for Simone,
the person who harmed me,
my family,
and was clearly in the throes
of a mental health crisis,
things would be different.
This story, my story,
would've had
a different outcome.
I am Monica Harris,
and this is Red Alert.
[theme music]
And we're out.
Clear, folks! We're clear.
Next package.
You know, Monica
looked great today.
You gonna give me
a compliment today?
Oh, wow! Thank you!
Mm-hmm, I did.
No, but seriously,
I wanted to apologize
for carrying that
little chip on my shoulder.
Baby girl, you been carrying
a boulder on your back.
- Okay.
- On your back, honey.
- Okay.
- Okay, yes.
I was, but you know,
it took me meeting
my new friend Grace
to show me that I had
to let my guards down
and just let some people in.
I like this Grace already.
She is literally like, ah,
the sister I always wanted,
but never had.
That's like me and Monica.
- Can I ask you something?
- What?
Was Simone really that bad?
Child, Monica only likes
to focus on the stalking part
of Simone, but she did
a lot of crazy stuff.
Like what?
[whispers] You're lying.
[Bebe] No, I'm not.
Hand to God.
She killed Monica boyfriend.
Decapitated her neighbor
and put the head in a bag.
- What?
- [Bebe] But I think
the most heartbreaking
thing of all of this
was how she poisoned
Monica's father.
That broke Monica's heart.
But I knew something
was wrong with Simone.
She was always crazy,
running around,
Mon this, Mon that.
[mocking] "Oh, I can
help you so much, Mon!
I can do that!"
It was just getting
on my nerves.
- Mon?
- Yeah.
That's what Simone
called Monica... Mon.
Wild is right,
but she is dead and gone,
and I'm happy about it.
[unsettling music]
[music intensifies]
- Hey.
- Oh, hey!
I didn't know you were here.
Oh, uh, god, I had a headache.
I probably just dozed off.
Uh, I didn't cook.
Should we order pizza?
Yeah, sure thing.
- Okay.
- All right.
So, I got some tea at work.
Uh, do spill.
So I was talking to Bebe,
Monica's hairstylist.
- Uh-huh.
- Yeah, and she said
that Simone did way
more stuff to Monica
than Monica talked
about on the show.
Oh, really? Like what?
Killing people left and right.
And this, uh, Bebe
said all of this?
She even said Simone
poisoned Monica's dad.
It wasn't just Monica's dad.
I mean, I watched
some of the show,
and aren't they supposed
to be, like, half-sisters?
So it would make it
Simone's dad too, right?
So did Bebe get all in your head
and now you're all Team Monica?
We only heard Monica's
side of the story.
Who knows?
It might be a world where
Simone catches all the blame,
but it's not really
all her fault.
Is that a weird perspective?
No, not at all.
[phone chimes]
Speaking of weird...
Girl, Bebe just invited me
to go wedding dress shopping
with her and Monica at
Le Chic Bridal on Saturday.
Who's getting married?
Item number 14 on
this ridiculous list
crazy-ass Bebe keeps
going on and on about.
"I will have to pass,
but thanks for asking."
I have much better things
to do with my Saturday.
[Bebe] Now, ain't
this fun, friend?
[Monica] Looking at wedding
dresses for no reason?
Big fun, Bebe.
Big fun. Having a blast.
I know you think
it's silly, but it's really not.
It's my way of
letting myself know
I can do whatever
I want to do in this world
as long as I don't hurt anybody
in the process, you know?
Nope, uh-uh, get back.
Bridezilla, you do know
this is pretend, right?
So? It's my day.
Me, bride to be.
You just drink your champagne
and let me have my day.
She's so extra for
no reason, just...
[sinister music]
Canon in D Majorplays]
[door opens]
[door shuts]
[knocking on door]
Somebody's in here.
[door rattling]
[Monica] I said
some one is in here.
[door rattling]
Can you get away
from the door, please?
Somebody's in here.
[sinister music]
Back up!
[door rattling]
[door rattling harder]
Get away from me!
[door rattling]
[Monica] Who's out there?
You better get away from me.
- Monica...
- [Monica] Whoever's out there,
- you better...
- Monica!
What's wrong with you?
- Where is she?
- Where is who?
Next time you don't wanna
do something on my list,
just tell me!
It's too much.
No, that's not it.
Ain't nobody in here.
Come on.
[unsettling music]
[crickets chirping]
Close my eyes
and watch you
8 ball, corner pocket
- Whoo!
- [giggles]
That was amazing.
Mm, it was.
I needed it.
You all right?
Something you need
to talk about?
Yeah, I don't know if
it's the show or what, but...
I just have a
really weird feeling
that Simone is coming for me.
You mean your stalker
that died a few years back?
Okay, well, when
you say it like that,
it sounds a little
bit ridiculous.
But, um... yes.
I, I don't know, I just...
I feel like
she's still out there,
and I, I just can't shake
that feeling, you know?
I understand.
You know, PTSD is real.
And you've been through a lot
[indistinct] feeling the
way you do, so I get it.
Well, thank you for not making
me feel crazy about it.
No, of course.
How about this?
How about I reach out to
some of my Houston buddies
and just have them confirm
that Simone is really gone?
You'd do that?
For you? Absolutely.
Thank you.
But why don't we calm
it a little, uh...
I was eating that.
Mm, I know...
[Monica] It's gonna melt!
Mm, I know who you are.
You that lady from that
news show, Red Alert.
- You got me.
- Mm-hmm.
- Yeah.
- Okay.
[Monica] Mm-hmm.
All right.
Have a good day.
- Excuse me.
- Mm-hmm.
Prettier on TV. Hmph.
[sinister music]
[baby crying]
No! Mom!
My baby!
Mom, look at me!
No, no, no...
[siren wailing, traffic]
[indistinct chatter]
Gentlemen, thank you.
Hey, Kendyl, you
wanted to see me?
Just thought you
would wanna know
that it's official...
Red Alerthas won its
time slot across the board
and it's all because of you.
Well, the whole team,
but it was your
story that did it.
So, congratulations.
Also, and most importantly,
I wanted to give you these.
What are they?
Letters from people
all over the country
thanking you for
sharing your story.
- Really?
- Yes, really.
Some people wrote that
you telling your story
gave them the courage
to talk about their own,
which they believe will
help them move on from
their own trauma.
Look, I know this
was hard for you,
but think of it like this.
One day, your kids...
I assume you do want kids?
I cannot wait to
become a mother.
Well, they'll see how brave
and inspirational you were
telling your story, and...
they will be very
proud of their mother.
Thank you, Kendyl.
So let's get started on
that Black maternal
health story of yours.
But I thought you didn't...
You said spotlighting it was
a particular passion of yours.
Yes, absolutely.
Well, let's make it happen.
I expect to see a
well-researched outline
on my desk
first thing in the morning.
It's done.
Hey, hey!
You ready to go?
You're gonna have
to go without me.
Kendyl greenlit my maternal
health story, so...
Yeah, so, I'm gonna
get this outline to her
before she can change her mind.
Okay, how long you gonna be?
I'll pull an all-nighter
if I have to.
[Bebe] Well, guess
I can finally do
the seventh thing on my list
since I'm alone tonight.
[Monica] Okay, whatever,
as long as it doesn't
involve our kitchen
or anywhere where
we eat, I'm good.
[laughs] Well, the
third thing on my list.
You have issues.
I love you.
[Bebe] Yes, love you! Bye.
[Monica] Bye.
[sinister music]
[phone ringing]
This is Monica Harris.
A package?
Okay, Pat, thank you.
All right, see what we got here.
Hey, I have a package?
Here. Here you are.
Thank you.
Oops! [giggles]
What else can we find?
[Simone] "Kendyl Rouse is
a grade A bitch."
Hm, bet you HR
would love to see this.
It's nothing in here, Pat.
You're welcome, Mon.
If you wanted to say hi to me,
you just could've said so.
- I'm sorry, Ms. Harris.
- Thank you!
- Have a good one.
- [Monica] You too.
[music intensifies]
[Kendyl] I know you.
Empty box?
That was so weird.
Waste of my time.
[unsettling music]
Kendyl is gonna kill me.
[crickets chirping]
[sinister music]
- I got you where I want you now.
- Not this time.
[screaming, grunting]
[unsettling music]
So what you sayin' is...
I'm right as usual.
So because I had one night
where I didn't have a dream
about Simone murdering me,
you get the victory.
'Cause I told you!
I said once you
spoke your truth,
what was gonna happen?
You were gonna win
your life back.
And that's what's happening.
And I need a free dinner.
Well, if telling my story is
what's making me feel better,
then I should be
thanking Kendyl.
So technically I owe her dinner.
Oh, that bitch is rich.
She can pay for
her own damn dinner.
Oh, it sounds like
somebody got ghosted!
Did you get ghosted?
I don't get ghosted like that.
Mm! Maybe it's the new Bebe.
- Hey!
- Hey.
Have you seen my ID?
No. Sorry.
It's just weird.
I always leave it on the table.
Um, well, um...
Maybe you dropped it somewhere?
I guess. Ugh.
I'll just have to get a new one.
Such a pain.
All right, see you later.
See you.
[police radio chatter]
I need you guys
to scour this, okay?
Fine-toothed comb, all right?
What happened?
Kendyl was murdered.
Monica Harris?
Yes, that's me.
Detective Hudson.
May I speak with you
a minute over here?
No, you can talk
to her right here.
Did you write this?
[Kendyl] How did you get that?
So you did write it?
Yes, I wrote it.
It was a vent letter.
I was mad at Kendyl.
Mad enough to kill her?
- No!
- Uh-uh.
You won't talk to her
no more without a lawyer.
Let's go.
This doesn't make any sense.
Lots of things don't
make sense, Ms. Harris.
But they still happen.
This conversation
isn't over, Ms. Harris!
I cannot believe
that Kendyl is dead.
You didn't do it, did you?
Bebe, of course not!
Yeah, well, it doesn't seem like
Detective Hudson believes you.
Okay, I don't care what
he believes, I didn't do it.
[phone vibrating]
[sinister music]
There's clearly no need to
work today, so I'm going home.
[unsettling music]
I'm with you on that.
Yeah, this place
is creeping me out.
Who are you?
Where are you from?
Did you not get
my message about Simone?
You called my name,
ah, you did
Monica, Monica, we need to talk.
No, wait, wait, wait.
Look, uh, we shouldn't, okay?
Wait, wait, I gotta talk to you.
Just please, just...
Oh, wow, okay,
this is... this is...
No, no, no, wait, wait, wait.
Please, please.
I really wanna
continue this, but...
I think we should really talk
about the Simone situation,
don't you?
Did you... did you read
the email that I sent you?
Okay, um... guess we can
talk about it later then, huh?
Oh, okay!
Oh, ho, ho, ho, ho!
Feels funny being on
the other side of these cuffs.
What you got?
I don't know what's gotten
into you, Monica, but...
That's 'cause I'm Simone, bitch!
What? No!
Hi, I need to replace my ID.
This is you?
Found it in the stairwell.
[Layla] In the stairwell?
Wonder how it got there.
Have you seen my ID?
Maybe you dropped it somewhere?
Go into her office
and say, "Hey, Mon!"
Wasn't just Monica's dad.
Okay, thank you.
[suspenseful music]
[sinister music]
I haven't been completely
honest with you.
I'm not sure why.
I thought if I told
you the truth about me,
you wouldn't...
In one of the group homes,
I did have a close friend,
We were so close.
We were like sisters.
But I let her take the
fall for something I did.
I betrayed her and
she never forgave me.
I never forgave myself.
So I promised if
I ever met a real friend,
a sister friend,
I would never, ever betray her.
You're that person.
I lost one sister and I
don't want to lose you.
[gentle music]
[Trevor's voicemail]
Hey, this is Trevor.
Leave a message.
Hey, Trevor, it's me.
Um, where are you?
Give me a call.
I don't know how I did it,
but I was able to
access all your emails
from the past couple of days.
Thanks, Bee. Let's see.
All right.
Oh, here's one from Trevor.
Oh my god.
Simone is not dead.
"No human remains found."
But that can mean anything.
It was a fire.
Her body's probably burnt up.
It was her in the bathroom
at that bridal store.
And it was Simone who
sent that vent letter to HR.
Which we know it was
Simone who killed Kendyl.
We don't know if
it's Simone or not.
Who the hell else would it be?
It's Simone, I'm telling you.
[pounding on door]
Who the hell is that?
No, don't answer it.
- Don't answer it, Bee!
- Stop.
[tense music]
[music intensifies]
What are you doing here?
So what you sayin' is...
Grace, your new
roommate, is Simone.
She was doing stuff that
was starting to make me
get a little suspicious.
But when I saw all of this,
all the puzzle pieces
fell into place.
Well, we can take all
of this to the police,
and that way we can prove
that Simone is still alive.
Yeah, but that's
all it will prove,
is that she's alive.
It won't prove everything
that she's done.
Plus Grace...
I mean, Simone...
is smart.
The moment her cover is up,
she'll probably just disappear
again, and then what?
She's not gonna stop
until she gets what she wants.
What the hell does she want?
Me out of the picture.
And I'm tired.
I'm tired of the nightmares.
I'm tired of the anxiety.
Sista Bitch came for me.
I'm gonna give her
what she came for.
All right.
What we gonna do?
You know, maybe we should
get her down to the studio.
In front of the cameras.
Put her ass on blast.
That way, she doesn't have
anywhere to run or hide.
How we gonna get
her to that studio?
I have an idea.
[phone ringing]
- Hello?
- Hello, Detective Hudson?
Yeah, I hear a lot of commotion
at 1212 Orlando Drive.
I was wondering if someone
could drive over there
and do a wellness check?
That's really not my... [beep]
[car starts]
[Bebe] I don't know why
you wanted to come back here.
I have to get my notes
so I can finish my story
as a tribute to Kendyl.
[Bebe] Please hurry up!
[Monica] I'm fine.
You can go without me.
Okay, are you sure?
Yeah, go.
Okay, then. I'm out.
[car chiming]
[suspenseful music]
Hello, wellness check.
Anybody here?
Anyone here?
Detective Hudson,
wellness check.
[music intensifying]
[Monica] All right, so tell
me exactly what we should do.
Well, Simone thinks
that Monica is alone,
so I'mma go to the set
and you go get Simone.
When she gets here, make
sure you let me and Monica know
because I have the light,
Monica has the camera,
and we gotta nail
this bitch to the wall.
- Okay.
- Okay?
- Let's go get her.
- We gotta do it.
- Yes.
- Let's go.
All right, bye.
[suspenseful music]
Oh, you look scared.
Nah, bitch,
I ain't never scared of you.
You're not even worth it.
[Simone] Good job, girl!
- Where is she?
- On set, waiting for you.
She wants to get you on camera
so she can show everyone
the truth about you.
- I like that.
- Yeah.
Layla? Thank you.
- Girl, I love you.
- You're a really good friend.
[grunts, pants]
[suspenseful music]
[911 Dispatcher]
911 what's your emergency?
Hey, I, I need help!
My name is Layla Clinton,
and, and Monica Harris
is trying to kill me!
[911 Dispatcher] Can you tell me
where you are?
Yeah, I'm at Red Alert Studios.
Hurry please!
Oh my god!
He dead, ain't he?
That news lady from
Red Alert, Monica Harris?
She's the one that did this.
[Simone] Hey, Monica.
How you doin'?
Have any good dreams
about me lately?
Where are you, bitch?
I'm right here.
Where are you?
Oh, I'm here. I'm there.
I'm everywhere.
Why don't you just face me, huh?
You coward!
[Simone] Oh, Monica!
You don't wanna piss me off.
You know you could've
just stayed gone, right?
No one would've missed you.
Yeah, I could have.
But you, you would've kept
telling my story your way.
Never admitting to
what you did wrong.
Yeah, you betrayed family!
Oh, I didn't betray my family.
You betrayed me!
And you killed me,
and then you cursed my name.
All I ever wanted was you.
You are a murderer.
And you need to pay
for what you've done.
Don't worry, I already have.
And now it's your turn.
Do it!
Do it!
You already killed me once!
Slit my throat!
Let go! Drop it!
Put your hands up!
I said put it down,
Monica, or I'll shoot.
I didn't do anything.
Thank god you're here.
Monica stabbed my
friend Layla Clinton.
I think that she's dead.
- You're lying!
- No, I'm not!
- You're lying!
- [Simone] No!
Layla found out that
Monica killed Kendyl.
I didn't kill anyone.
I didn't kill anybody.
She's the murderer!
Detective, we've got a body
in the back with a stab wound.
Monica Harris,
you are under arrest
for the murder of
Trevor Williams...
- What!?
- And Layla Clinton.
You killed Trevor?
You are a psycho!
It's her!
[Detective Hudson] You have
the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and
will be used against you
in a court of law.
You have the right
to an attorney...
- Are you okay, ma'am?
- [Monica] She's crazy!
- Yes, I'm okay.
- [Monica] Murderer!
What's your name, ma'am?
[Monica] I didn't kill anybody!
Sister Grace.
You have a visitor.
[clicking, bang]
[clicking, bang]
[indistinct chatter]
Oh, no, no.
For the sake of Bebe?
I'd stop.
What did you do to her?
If you lay a finger
on her, I promise...
I didn't do anything to her.
But don't test me.
[indistinct chatter]
What do you want, Simone?
I'm gonna finally see
you get what you deserve,
sitting there in that jumpsuit.
But I gotta be honest.
It's not really your color, Mon.
When I get out of here...
I think you mean
if you get out of here.
Which reminds me,
I got a little gift for you.
Look at that!
You used to do the news,
and now you are the news.
Face it, Monica.
I win.
No, no, you, you...
You can't do this to me.
I didn't. You did.
Galatians 6:7.
You reap what you sow.
I paraphrase, of course.
You will not get away with this.
I won't let you
get away with this.
You will not get away with this!
- Do you think you crazy, bitch?
- Calm down!
- Do you think you're crazy?
- Hey!
Huh? Huh?
I promise you... I promise you...
I'm gonna murder you.
- I'm gonna kill you.
- Let's go.
I promise you!
You're dead, Simone!
You're dead!
You're dead!
That bitch is dead!
[Sister Margaret]
And forgive us our sins
as we forgive those who
have sinned against us
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
for Thine is the reign,
the power, and the glory forever
and ever, amen.
You look at peace, child.
- Sister Margaret.
- Mm-hmm.
I have something to confess.
Oh, not to me.
Confession is
between you and Him.
Now, are you ready?
I don't know.
I don't know why,
but I'm so scared.
There are 365 "fear not"
verses in the Bible.
One for each day.
- I've got this.
- Yes.
Joy, I'd like you
to meet Simone Grace.
Your mother.
- Hello, Joy.
- Hi.
I will leave you
two to your privacy.
I'm happy to meet you.
And I'm excited to get
to know everything about you.
[sinister music]
[clock ticking]
[warped music]
Who are you?
Where are you from?
You called my name,
ah, you did
You're right or wrong
Follow me home
Do you share my path
to my way home?
Invading my space
Do you come in peace
or do you want more?
See your breath
Same time, same place
You know I'm on my own