Stalked by My Stepsister (2023) Movie Script

Got you.
Put me down.
I keep telling you,
you got to pace yourself
if you really wanna to crush
that last quarter mile.
You okay?
You sure?
- I'm sure.
- Okay.
- What's my time?
- Just under 22 minutes.
- Man.
- Come on, that's not so bad.
It's not so bad
for high school.
It's not going to get me
into Superior.
Maddy, it's one off day.
You're allowed
to have an off day.
- Stupid asthma.
- Come on.
Take you for a milkshake,
make it all better?
Can't. Have to get home.
Mom and Kent said
they have a surprise for me.
A surprise?
Do you think you're
going to be a big sister?
I think they're
a little past that.
Anyway, whatever it is,
nothing's going to top
a phone call from Vegas
telling me my mom eloped.
What are you complaining about?
I wish my mom would marry
a millionaire.
I think your dad
would frown on that.
Anyway, I'm just happy to see
my mom happy for a change.
She's had a tough couple years.
She did?
Oh, do you mean how you were
skipping school, sneaking out,
and getting picked up
by the police?
You know I'm joking.
Actually, I kind of dig
dating a girl
with a sordid past.
- Sordid?
- So sordid.
I have a surprise
for you, too.
Really? What's that?
Race to the car.
...don't call me
later for dinner.
- 'Kay.
- Hey.
Hi, sweetie.
How was your run?
Not my best.
Just under 22.
Mm, your asthma?
Do you want me to make another
appointment with Dr. Nelson?
I think it was
just an off day.
I'm gonna go clean up
before dinner.
Oh, I think
your surprise is here.
Maddy, I'd like you
to meet my daughter Devon.
Maddy, it's so nice
to meet you.
Oh, it's nice to meet you, too.
I'm sorry, I had no idea--
I know.
Mom and Dad wanted it
to be a surprise.
I told them we should warn you,
but you know how they are.
Devon's just back from London.
Yeah, I thought you were
in an arts academy there.
Yeah, I had some time off
between semesters,
so I decided to come back home
for a while
now that I have a whole
new family to get to know.
Well, welcome back.
I should probably go
clean up before dinner.
It was nice to meet you.
Madison. I'm sorry.
I really did
tell them we shouldn't
spring this on you.
Oh, it's totally fine.
It just caught me off guard.
I knew Kent
had a daughter, but--
Our parents ran off
and got married without even
introducing us over Zoom.
Listen, I just
wanted to tell you
that I'm excited you're here.
The truth is,
I've always wanted a sister.
I'll see you at dinner?
Gia: Wait, so you have
a little sister now?
- Apparently.
- I always wanted
a little sister.
Well, you can have her.
Wait, why?
Is she super lame?
No, she actually seems
pretty sweet.
Wow, I can see why
you'd want to get rid of her.
- What a bitch.
- Stop.
She's just, I don't know,
maybe a little too sweet.
- Oh.
- Sorry, I didn't mean
to interrupt.
No, that's just fine.
Gia, I'll see you after dinner.
Are you choosing her over me?
Bye, Gia.
I just wanted to let you know
that dinner's ready.
Oh, thanks.
I'll be right there.
I love what
you've done in here.
This was actually my room
before I left for school.
Oh, I'm sorry.
This is just where Kent put me.
You can have it back.
Oh, no. It's yours now.
It fits you.
Come on. I'm starving.
Thank you, sweetheart.
So, Devon,
London must be so exciting.
I bet you made
some good friends there.
Actually, I spent
most of my time in the studio.
Well, the studio
and Tate Modern.
Kent: Most parents
have to set a curfew.
I had to practically
throw Devon out of the house
to go have fun.
I had lots of fun.
Of course, I never
would have gone
if I knew that my father
was going to find
the love of his life
and marry her while I was away.
Well, it wasn't
exactly planned.
We were staying at the same
hotel for a conference.
I couldn't find anywhere
to sit for breakfast.
I saw your dad
wandering around,
and invited him
to sit with me in the lobby.
It turns out
we're both from Springfield.
Kent: The next thing we knew,
the sun was going down,
and then it was coming up again.
And we were still
in the lobby talking.
- I'm really not
an impulsive person.
- It's true.
She won't buy a toaster oven
without a thorough
background check.
I don't know, I guess,
talking to your dad,
we just have so much in common,
and we didn't want to wait.
Why wait when you know
it's perfect?
Dad's definitely had
his share of broken hearts.
More than my share.
I'm just so glad he's
finally found someone.
I will drink to that.
- Oh, hi, Gia.
- Hey, Miss A!
Sorry. Mrs. Miller.
Still getting used
to the new name.
Just call me Laura.
- Nah.
- Gia, this is Devon,
Kent's daughter.
Laura: Gia and Maddy
have been best friends
since fourth grade.
- Except for seventh.
- Yeah, Maddy stole
my boyfriend.
He wasn't your boyfriend,
and I didn't steal him.
He sat next to me
at lunch one time.
Yeah, you're just lucky his dad
got that job in North Dakota
before I could steal him back.
We're going to get coffee.
Why don't you
take Devon with you?
Oh, that's okay.
I don't want to crash.
You wouldn't be crashing.
I was just gonna ask you.
Let me just grab my purse.
- I'll be back by 9.
- Laura: Have fun.
- Bye, Gia.
- Bye.
- You were just going to ask?
- What was I supposed to do?
My mom put me on the spot.
I don't usually
drink coffee in the evening,
but I think
I can make an exception
for my new sister
and her best friend.
- Ready?
- Ready or not.
Let's go.
So I just filled it with coffee
and they added it to the menu.
So you invented this?
Invented is a strong word.
It's just hot chocolate
and coffee.
- I can't believe you work here.
- Ever since I turned 16.
I've never had a job
except for taking
care of my dad.
I'm glad he has
you and your mom now.
Yeah, ever since she was little,
Maddy's been asking
for a middle-aged businessman
to take care of.
Kent's been a great stepdad.
He and Mom seem
really happy together.
I'm hooked.
I'm going for another.
I thought you said
she was your stepsister,
not your Stepford sister.
- She's fine.
- She's lame.
- You never like anyone new.
- And I'm always right.
Give her a break.
Okay, she could be worse.
- She could be your sister.
- You leave Shannon out of this.
- She's really turning
her life around.
- 360 degrees.
I ordered us three.
I figured we could stay
and talk a while longer.
Your job seems really fun.
I don't know.
It's-- I like it.
Thank you
for inviting me tonight.
It was nice to meet Gia.
I can see why
you two are friends.
Oh, now that you're back,
we'll have to take
a new family photo.
I'd like that.
Is this your mom?
No, my mom died
when I was five.
That's Teresa.
She was my dad's fiance.
- And what happened there?
- She killed herself.
I'm so sorry. I had no idea.
He doesn't like
to talk about it.
It was just a few days
after they got engaged.
She left a note, but it really
messed him up for a while.
He shut himself off
from the world.
It was just him and me
alone in this house.
That's why I'm so glad to see
how happy your mom has made him.
I feel the same way.
It was just my mom and me
the past few years.
I haven't seen her smile
like she has since
she met your dad.
I'm happy you're here, Maddy.
Both of you.
Thanks, Devon.
I know this is your house,
but thanks for making us
feel welcome.
What are sisters for?
Well, good night.
Good morning, sleepyhead.
It's 7 AM.
Oh, thanks, um...
I don't usually eat much
for breakfast.
That's because you've never
had my blueberry pancakes.
What's that?
Oh, blueprints for the remodel.
The architect sent them
over this morning.
Yeah, your dad and I are
doing a little renovating.
I guess you miss a lot
when you're 4,000 miles away.
Oh, it's nothing too big.
Just taking down
a few of walls,
replacing some
of these old doors
we don't have the keys for,
fresh coat of paint.
I'll be doing
a lot of it myself.
My mom decorated this house.
Devon, I'm sorry.
I had no idea.
Oh, I didn't mean it like that.
I'm just saying
it's been a while.
Definitely time for a refresh.
- Morning, ladies.
- I made breakfast.
It smells amazing,
but I'm running late.
I just need some, uh--
it's good to have you home.
Laura, have you seen
my gray suit jacket?
It's not in my closet.
Uh, yes, I picked that up
from the dry cleaner yesterday.
- I will grab it.
- Thank you, thank you.
Have a good day, girls.
- You too, Daddy.
- Thanks.
Actually, I have to run, too.
I'm meeting Ian before school.
- Ian?
- My boyfriend.
- I can help you clean up.
- Oh, no. Go, go.
I don't want to stand
in the way of true love.
Okay. Thanks for breakfast.
- Is it crooked?
- No, I just like having
an excuse to do this.
So what are you up to today?
I'm gonna start
painting upstairs.
Oh, that's right, that's right.
Be careful on that ladder.
It's old, and I do not want--
Mm-hmm, and make sure
the hinge locks.
- Yes, thank you
for the warning.
- Hey.
I think I picked it up
the third or fourth time.
I am your husband.
It's my job to worry about you.
- Well, I kind of like
being worried about.
- Good.
But don't worry.
Maddy's helping me set up.
Good, good.
Good, good, good.
I love you.
I love you. I love you.
- All set.
- Locked and loaded.
Anything else?
No. Thank you, sweetie.
Have a good day at school.
Bye, Mom. Happy painting.
So I was right.
You're gonna be a big sister.
You're such a dork.
Hey, now, you need
to set a good example
for your younger siblings.
So, what's she like?
I don't know. She's nice.
She's trying
a little too hard,
but I think she's harmless.
Mom, what happened?
Are you okay?
I'm fine.
Just a little banged up.
Your mom's very lucky.
It could have been a lot worse.
I was painting
and the ladder collapsed.
She fell all the way
down the stairs.
Mom, I double-checked it.
Laura: Devon found me
and called for help.
I don't know what would've done
if she hadn't been here.
It's best not
to even think about that.
Are you sure
you won't let us take you in?
No. You said it looks okay?
- Mom!
- It's okay, Maddy, really.
Devon made an appointment for me
at the doctor this afternoon.
All right,
we're gonna pack up
and let you rest.
We gave her something
for the pain,
so she might get
a little sleepy.
Devon: Thank you.
Sorry for the trouble.
Mom, can I get you anything?
I'm fine,
I just want to rest.
Well, where's Kent?
He was in Franklin this morning.
He's on his way now.
But it's okay,
I've been here.
I'm sorry, maybe we shouldn't
have bothered you at school.
Maddy, you really
should get back.
You can't just leave school
in the middle of the day.
- Mom, I can't leave you.
- Kent'll be here soon,
and you've already been in
enough trouble missing class.
It's okay, Maddy.
I'll stay here with her
until Dad gets here.
Are you sure?
I do not want another call
from the school, Maddy.
Go ahead. Back to class.
Okay, well,
lunch is in a few hours.
I'll come back
and check on you then.
- Did you see what happened?
- I just heard a loud crash
and I found her
at the bottom of the stairs.
I just-- I swear I checked
the ladder was locked.
Devon, thank you
for taking care of her.
Of course.
She's family now.
- Call me if anything changes.
- I promise.
- Is she okay?
What happened?
- She's resting.
We shouldn't wake her.
Come on, I'll fill you in.
Oh, jeez.
Morning, sweetie.
Mom! How are you feeling?
Like I fell off a ladder.
The doctor says
it'll be a couple weeks
before she's back to herself.
- Mom, I'm so sorry.
- I know, sweetheart.
I'll just let the contractors
handle it from here.
Speaking of which, you haven't
seen the blueprints, have you?
- Do you want me to
stay home with you today?
- No, I'll be fine.
I'm just gonna take it easy.
Good idea.
Save your energy for tonight.
- What's tonight?
- I thought Dad said
it was tonight.
Kathryn Woods
is coming to dinner?
- That's tonight?
- That's tonight.
- Maddy: Kathryn Woods?
- She runs a tech startup
Kent's been trying to acquire.
I'll just let her
know what happened.
- We'll reschedule.
- No.
No, you're not cancelling.
You've been trying
to set this up for months.
- Laura--
- We're not canceling.
Maybe we can just go out.
- You're not exactly in
great shape for a night out.
- I can make dinner.
It's no problem.
I'll get Gia to help.
Her mom's a chef.
- You sure you don't mind?
- Not at all.
I'll stop by the grocery store
on the way home from my run.
- Maddy to the rescue.
- Thank you, sweetie.
You're a lifesaver.
Here, for groceries.
Oh, and no seafood.
Her husband has
a serious shellfish allergy.
We'll stick to chicken.
- What did I ever do
without you?
- Thanks, Maddy.
Hey, all right. Under 21.
We just need to shave
a few more seconds off
and you'll be a shoo-in
for Superior.
That's easy for you to say.
Your airways aren't trying
to choke you to death.
True, but a piece
of potato did once.
You're so weird. You're--
- Devon?
- Okay. Unexpected twist.
- Who's this?
- Maddy, hi!
- I didn't know you ran here.
- Every day.
Hi, I'm Devon, Maddy's sister.
You must be Ian.
Maddy's told me all about you.
Oh, she has?
Well, not all about you.
That's true.
She didn't tell me
how handsome you are.
Nice catch.
Are you a runner, too?
Well, kind of.
Actually, I only joined track
so I would have an excuse
to talk to Maddy,
but I kinda fell
in love with it and her.
Seriously, Ian,
this much cheese
is bad for your heart.
I think it's sweet.
We should get going.
Oh, hey,
why don't you join us?
I'd love that,
if you don't mind me
crashing the party.
- Lead the way.
- Come on.
She seems great.
Okay, looking good.
- Almost ready?
- Almost.
I just finished
stuffing the chicken.
- Crab isn't a shellfish, right?
- Keep making jokes like that,
you're gonna see a real crab.
Kent said this guy
is seriously allergic.
Okay, sorry. I'll clam up.
Do you need any help?
I think we're good,
but thanks.
Wow, you like your pepper.
I guess I'm used
to European food now.
The palate is
a little more refined.
Yeah, here in America,
I have to resist the urge
to wrap everything in pizza
and deep fry it.
- What?
- Be nice.
That was me being nice.
I was being nice.
How's it looking, ladies?
- Gia: I think we're done.
- Whoa.
- This looks amazing.
- I've picked up a few
tricks from my mom.
- And YouTube.
- Hey, a true chef never
reveals her secrets.
Yeah, well, thank you
so much for your help, Gia.
- Really, thank you.
- Happy to.
I'm just glad that you're okay.
And, uh, I think
that's everything.
Thanks, G.
You can get out of here
before they show up.
Do I have to?
I wanted to stay and hear
more about Kent's work.
You know, leveraging
the scalabilities of his
mergers and acquisitions?
- Okay.
- I'll fill you in.
But you always leave out
the juicy details.
Call me after.
Enjoy your
crab-stuffed chicken.
Oh, she's joking.
Thank you for all
of your help, Maddy.
This dinner
is a huge deal for Kent.
I've been trying
to get some face time
with Kathryn for months.
We just want to make sure
it goes perfectly.
Actually, Kent and I
have something for you.
That was your father's
favorite photo
of the two of you.
I've been wanting
to give it to you for a while,
I just haven't found
the right moment.
With everything
you've had to overcome
the last couple of years,
I'm just--
we are just so proud of you.
And I know
your dad would be, too.
Thank you.
Of course.
You deserve it.
- Hi, honey.
- Wow, that's beautiful.
- All set?
- Should be ready
in about an hour.
What's her husband's
name again?
Right this way.
- What a beautiful home.
- Thank you.
Laura is in the process
of redecorating.
This is Laura's daughter Maddy.
It's nice to meet you.
Ah, the cross country runner.
You know,
I ran track in college.
Well, Maddy is applying
to Superior for the fall.
I know the provost.
I'd be happy to put in
a good word for you.
And this is my daughter Devon.
She's just back
from a semester in London.
Devon, sweetie, would
you mind grabbing the wine
from the kitchen?
Everyone okay with merlot?
- Adam: Sounds perfect.
- I'll be right back.
So, Laura, tell us
your plans for the house.
Oh, really nothing major,
but there's some old
drab wallpaper
that really needs to come down.
And I'm gonna do
a little repainting and...
Laura: Kathryn,
I'd love to know more
about what you do.
Sorry. Took me forever
to find the corkscrew.
This looks fantastic.
I can't take the credit.
Maddy prepared dinner.
Kathryn, how is the latest
update coming along on the app?
A little behind schedule.
We lost two of our senior
programmers to a headhunter.
Well, it's a competitive
market out there
right now for startups.
It's a good time
to think about partnerships
with larger organizations.
- Like yours?
- Well, now that you mention it.
- We do have a stable
development infrastructure.
- Mm-hmm.
We might be able
to get you back on track.
Hmm. Truth is,
I've been thinking
a lot about it,
and it might be time
for a strategic partnership.
- Are you okay? Are you--
- Adam?
He's choking!
- He's allergic to shellfish.
- I didn't-- there isn't any--
- Call 911.
- Open your mouth.
Keep coughing.
- Kent: Adam, look at me.
- Uh, honey,
tilt your head back.
- Tilt your head.
- Buddy, buddy, buddy.
Yes, please, I need an ambulance
at 1210 Chestnut Street.
What happened? Is he...
He's okay.
They're letting them go home.
Thank God.
Is he, um-- are they--
- Are they angry?
- What do you think?
Mom, I don't know what happened.
We just made chicken
like we said.
With crab stuffing?
What? Mom, no,
Gia was just joking.
This isn't a joke, Maddy.
He could have died.
I'm sure it was an accident.
I saw cocktail shrimp
in the trash.
Maybe they were eating it
while they cooked.
We didn't eat anything.
I don't care
what happened, Madison.
Kent won't tell you this,
but you should know
that this has created
huge problems for him.
I mean, we were
supposed to impress her,
not send her husband
to the hospital.
I can't believe that
you could be this reckless.
I guess...
...maybe I just
expected too much.
Come on, let's go.
I'm sure she didn't mean to.
He seriously almost died?
He stopped breathing
for almost a minute
before the ambulance
got here.
Way to ruin a dinner party.
That was pretty
shellfish of him.
- It's not funny.
- Sorry, Mads.
I'm just trying
to lighten the mood.
Were you trying to
lighten the mood last night?
I don't get it.
I found that in the trash.
And what? You think I was
secretly trying to poison
my best friend's stepdad's
business partner's husband?
- You were joking about it.
- Yeah, joking, Maddy.
You know I'd never do
anything like that.
Honestly, if you're
looking for a suspect...
I'm glad to see you, Gia.
I was worried you might be
too embarrassed to come back
after last night,
but you're always welcome here.
I didn't do anything.
Oh, I know,
I'm sure it was an accident.
That's what I've been telling
Dad and Mom all morning.
Just give them a couple days.
They'll understand.
Maddy, I'm here
if you need me.
Are you sure Devon's name
ends with an "N" not an "L"?
Don't blame her for this.
My mom is pissed
and Kent's in trouble at work.
- It's not her fault.
- All right, I get it.
- Hey.
- Hi.
We're late for our run.
I'll see you later.
Word of advice,
steer clear of seafood puns.
And don't forget
your backpack. Come on.
Ian: Is everything okay?
Did you find
what you were looking for?
- Um, yeah.
- Good.
- You're funny, Gia.
- Um, thanks?
My dad's fiance was funny.
Always joking.
She especially loved
to give me a hard time.
Until she died.
Have a good day, Gia.
Maddy: She didn't even give me
a chance to explain.
She thinks
we did it on purpose,
and now Kent's
in trouble at work and--
Wow. You don't
really think Gia
did it though, do you?
No. Well, I don't know,
I mean, maybe not on purpose.
It's just I'm trying
to get my mom trust me
after last year,
and now it's like
it was all for nothing.
She thinks
I'm totally irresponsible.
Hey, I like my girls
a little irresponsible.
Hey. How are you doing?
I'm okay,
I just think I needed
some time alone.
I know how you feel, Maddy.
Sometimes our worst enemies
come disguised
as the best friends.
Just one second.
Sorry, Devon,
I have to take this.
Oh, I don't mind.
Um, so I'll see you later?
Come find me after?
What's up?
Good to know
we're still talking.
Yeah, well, it's just
so I can avoid Devon, okay?
She's been driving me nuts.
Maddy, I need to see you.
- So come over.
- Not at your house.
Well, after yesterday,
I don't think my mom
is gonna let me leave tonight
or ever again.
Maddy, please?
There's something
I need to show you.
Show me at school on Monday.
- No, tonight.
- Gia.
Maddy, please. It's important.
Trust me?
Okay, I'll meet you
after my mom goes to bed.
Okay, meet me at the library.
- I'll be waiting.
- Okay.
I'll meet you
at the library at 10.
Bye, Gia.
Cool. Okay.
I'm still studying back here.
Gia: Up here!
Come on!
Good night, sweetheart.
- Madison.
- Devon, hi.
I was just...
Sneaking out?
Go ahead.
I'll cover for you.
I've always wanted
a sister to cover for.
Thanks, Devon.
I'm just meeting up with Gia.
Don't mention it.
Tell Gia I said hello.
Maddy: Gia?
Gia, if this is another joke,
it's going over about as well
as the last one.
Laura: Maddy?
It's time to go.
Yeah, that's fine.
You good?
- Maddy, I'm so sorry.
Are you okay?
- How is she?
Her mom says
they don't know if she...
She said she'd call
if anything changes.
- Madison, I spoke with
the police this morning.
- The police?
They had some questions
about Gia.
- What kind of questions?
- I don't know.
They're sending a detective
over this morning.
- When?
- They're on their way now.
I need a minute.
She hasn't slept.
Can we ask them
to come this afternoon?
I'll get it.
I'm Detective Waldron.
I'm here to speak with Madison.
Yes, detective.
We've been expecting you.
Please come in.
Let me show you
to the living room.
- Can I get you anything?
- No, that's all right.
Thank you so much
for coming, detective.
It's so awful, but why
are the police involved?
We just had a couple questions
about the accident.
- Do you know Gia Benton?
- We only met a few times.
To be honest,
I barely know Maddy.
We only met a brief time ago.
Her mom married my dad.
- Sounds like a big adjustment.
- It has been.
- Especially...
- What?
No, I-- they just seem to have
a lot of conflict
between them,
ever since Maddy
almost killed her mom.
Oh, detective, no, I'm sorry.
I didn't mean it like that.
Maddy was helping
her mom redecorate
and Laura fell off the ladder
and down the stairs.
- When did this happen?
- It was just a few days ago.
But please,
really it was nothing.
- Not compared to...
- Compared to what?
Nothing, detective.
I'll leave you to your work.
Miss Miller, please,
any detail you can provide
might be helpful,
no matter how unimportant
it seems to you.
It's silly, really.
Our parents had guests over
the day after
her mom's accident.
Maddy and Gia prepared dinner,
and-- is this really necessary?
Please, go on.
One of the guests
had an allergic reaction
and had to go to the hospital.
It was an honest mistake.
It's just they had
been joking around
about triggering his allergy.
- Who?
- Maddy and Gia.
It was just a joke, detective.
I know, because they were
fighting about it afterwards.
So, Maddy was angry at Gia.
I saw Maddy leaving that night
to go meet Gia.
I didn't say anything
to our parents.
Of course, I wish I had,
but when she left,
she seemed different.
Different how?
Agitated, I guess?
She almost didn't go,
and then...
- I'll let you all talk.
- Thank you, Miss Miller.
You've been very helpful.
Good morning, detective.
Would you like some coffee?
- No, thank you.
Let's get started.
- Have a seat.
I'd like to start
with a couple
background questions
about the past couple weeks.
Thank you for coming,
Thank you for your time.
If you think of anything else,
you have my number.
- Thank you, detective.
- Madison, I'm going to ask you
not to leave town
for the next couple of days
until we've made some progress
on our investigation.
We'll be in touch.
He's just doing his job,
Is he gone? How did it go?
what did you say to him?
To the detective?
I just told him
what a terrible time
you've been having.
You made me sound
like a psychopath!
- Maddy, no, I promise.
- Madison, calm down.
- Calm down?
- Maddy, hey.
Hey, Kent and I
are on your side here,
but we need to know exactly
what happened last night.
- I told you what happened.
- Maddy, is it happening again?
What are you talking about?
Everything that happened
after your dad died, Maddy.
The lying, the disappearing,
the police?
How can you ask me that?
My best friend
is in the hospital.
- You think I had
something to do with it?
- I don't know! Okay?
I don't know why you're
sneaking out of the house
in the middle of the night.
I don't know
if you're in trouble
or if you need my help.
I don't want to talk
about this.
You have to talk about this.
Okay? You are involved
in a police investigation.
You don't get to keep
your feelings to yourself.
I want to know
what's going on!
- Maddy, where are you going?
- For a walk!
Or maybe to go finish the job!
- Laura: Maddy.
- Daddy, I didn't mean to--
It's okay, Devon.
You didn't do anything wrong.
- Laura, can we, uh...
- Yeah.
- We need to get a lawyer.
- Kent, he's just doing his job.
He's asking a lot
of questions, Laura.
- Not about Gia. About Maddy.
- Kent.
Why is he asking Maddy
about her police record?
She was a juvenile.
That's supposed to be sealed
- unless she gets
in trouble again.
- Wake up, Laura.
Your daughter
is in trouble, okay?
You didn't tell me
about all this.
I told you
Maddy had a hard time
after her dad passed.
A hard time?
You didn't say the police
were involved.
- For truancy, Kent!
- Okay.
Not for attempted murder.
What do you want me to do?
She's my daughter!
Yeah? You're not
the only one with a daughter
in this house, Laura, okay?
- My daughter lives here, too!
- So are you saying
Maddy's a threat?
I didn't say that.
Don't put words in my mouth!
Then what are you saying?
Kent: I'm saying that
your daughter is in trouble
and my daughter lives
in this house now, too!
My daughter is here now!
Laura: You think
I don't know that, Kent?
What do you think
is going through my head?
They questioned me
for an hour.
Devon says
she was trying to help,
but she just made
everything worse.
Maybe you were
right about her.
Which means
you have to wake up.
Just so you can say
I told you so.
Please be okay, Gia.
Please wake up
and just be okay.
Who's Maureen?
Hello? Hello?
Hi, yes.
Sorry to bother you.
- My name is
Madison Andrews, and--
- Oh, hi, Madison.
- I was wondering when
I'd hear from you.
- Excuse me?
- Gia said you'd be calling.
- You spoke with Gia?
She didn't tell you
to get in touch with me?
No, she...
Gia's in the hospital.
She was in
an accident last night.
She's not talking right now.
Madison, I think it's very
important that we speak.
- Can you meet me?
- Please, just tell me
what's going on.
Your stepsister Devon,
I believe
she may be dangerous.
Devon? What do you mean?
I'll tell you everything
when we meet.
I'll meet you for coffee
tomorrow after school.
I'll text you the address.
I'll see you then.
And, Maddy? Be careful.
- Devon.
- Who were you talking to?
Just Ian.
Do you need something?
I wanted to apologize
for earlier.
- I really didn't mean to--
- It's okay. I was just upset.
Of course.
I know how much
you care about Gia.
Is there anything I can do?
Actually, I think
I'm just gonna take a shower
and go to bed.
Good idea.
Everything always seems
a little bit better
after a good night's sleep.
- Good night, Devon.
- Good night.
Devon, what are you doing?
Knocked your backpack
on the floor.
How are you feeling?
Maybe we can hang out later
when you get home from school?
I'm going straight to work
after my run.
- After you meet with Ian.
- Hmm?
Yesterday on the phone?
You said you were going to
meet Ian before work.
Oh, yeah. After that.
- All right, I'll see you later.
- Have a good day.
So, you're going to see her?
I have to hear
what she has to say.
Maddy, doesn't this seem
a little crazy?
I mean, Devon seemed
pretty normal to me.
Don't you think you should
tell your mom or the police?
Tell them what?
I found some random woman
who says she spoke to Gia
about something?
I have to hear
what Maureen has to say.
Then I can decide what to do.
Maddy, I don't like you
meeting her alone.
- Then come with me.
- I'm heading straight there
after my run.
Come on.
I don't want to be late.
My inhaler.
The cartridge-- it's missing.
- Where is it?
- It's not here.
Whoa, Maddy, I got you.
Just breathe, Maddy,
I've got you.
Hi. I'm at Lincoln Park.
I need an ambulance.
Maddy, please, just breathe.
I've got you, okay?
No, she can't breathe.
She has asthma. Please, hurry!
Are you sure you're okay?
I'm fine, Ian.
The doctor says I'll be fine.
I've never been
so scared in my life,
just seeing you
not breathing.
It wasn't exactly
a picnic for me either.
I'm getting really sick
of this hospital.
- Maddy.
- Hey, Mom.
I just talked to the doctor.
Maddy, what happened?
My inhaler cartridge
went missing.
You're always so careful.
I know. Mom, I think...
I thought I'd brighten
things up a little.
It must've just
fallen out somewhere.
Thank goodness
you're all right, Maddy.
You frightened us
all to death.
It was pretty scary there
for a second,
but Maddy pulled through
like a champ.
Well, they want to keep you
overnight for observations.
Maddy: Mom, I'm fine.
I don't think that
was a suggestion, Maddy.
Why don't I go home
and pack you an overnight bag?
Kent's on his way home,
and we'll bring you dinner.
I can stay with you,
if you want.
- That's okay. I have Ian.
- Oh, I--
Okay, I am going to
go visit Gia's mom,
see how she's doing,
and I'll be back
in a couple hours, okay?
I'll be here.
Please give her a hug for me.
I'm really glad
you're okay, Maddy.
I'll see you soon?
- Get some rest.
- You know I can't stay, right?
My parents are out of town.
I need to pick up my sisters.
It's fine.
I just didn't want Devon here.
My mom will be back
soon anyway.
I'll call you.
I'm Maureen Delisle.
I'm so sorry
about your friend Gia.
- How did you know her?
- I don't, actually.
She contacted me
out of the blue
a couple days ago.
She had some questions
about Teresa.
Kent's last fiance.
Teresa was my best friend.
I met her at a time
in my life when...
Let's just say
I needed a friend.
When she met Kent,
it was like a fairy tale.
I'd never seen her so happy.
- Until...
- She met Devon.
Teresa said Devon was
the nicest kid she'd ever met.
But then things
started to go wrong.
At work. At home.
And every time
something blew up,
Devon was standing there
in the background
looking innocent.
Teresa thought it was
just normal adolescent
acting out at first,
but when she found out Devon
had broken into her house,
she went to Kent.
What did he do?
He couldn't believe his daughter
had anything to do with it.
Teresa felt it would
blow over eventually.
I mean, what kid
likes their new stepmom?
So, why did she kill herself?
- She didn't.
- But--
I know the police investigation
determined it was a suicide,
but I knew Teresa.
I talked to her that night.
She was so happy
about her dress,
the honeymoon.
She wasn't suicidal.
Someone else wanted her dead.
She's dangerous, Madison.
No matter how sweet
Devon may look on the outside,
on the inside, she's poison.
We need to go to the police.
The police won't
reopen Teresa's case.
They'd have to admit
they'd made a mistake.
They won't do that
unless they have proof
Devon was involved.
- Then my mom--
- Does she trust you?
This is what Devon does.
She's isolating you
so no one will believe
a word you say.
Then what do I do?
Whatever it takes
to get you and your mother
out of that house.
And in the meantime,
Madison, be careful.
If Devon is who I think she is,
you are in danger as long
as you're in that house.
Woman: There it is.
Hi, Maureen.
Madison: I know I had it
at the hospital.
It's just a locket, Maddy.
The important thing
is you're okay.
- Home, sweet home.
- Mom, let's go somewhere.
Well, let's just
bring your stuff in and
then I'll take you to lunch.
No, not lunch.
Let's get out of town.
Just you and me.
- Sweetheart.
- Please?
Maddy, you can't leave town
when there's a police
investigation is ongoing.
- You know that.
- Then we'll just get a hotel.
Or we could stay at Ashley's.
She'd love to see us.
Maddy, we have a place
to stay right here.
Mom, please.
I don't feel safe here.
Maddy, what are you
talking about?
Is this because of Gia?
Maddy, no one's
gonna to break in here.
No, Mom, it's not that.
- It's--
- You're back.
- Hi, Devon.
- Maddy, welcome home.
Come on inside. I made lunch.
Just one second.
Maddy, what were you saying?
Uh, nothing.
It's nothing.
It's good to have you home.
Devon: Bon apptit.
- Thank you, Devon.
This looks delicious.
- Of course.
I'm just so happy to have
everyone together again.
So you're feeling better, Maddy?
Yes, thank you.
We're glad you're safe.
We've been worried about you.
Well, now that we have
everyone together,
Laura and I wanted
to talk to you girls.
Now, we've had a lot happen
over the past couple of weeks,
but it's important to us
that we come together
and deal with all of this
as a family.
We just want a fresh start
for the four of us.
- Clean slate.
- I think that sounds wonderful.
No need to hold on
to past hurts.
Right, Maddy?
I'm sorry, I'm suddenly
not feeling so well.
- Devon: Oh.
- Kent: Madison.
Laura: Kent.
Kent: It's okay.
Go ahead, Maddy.
Maddy, is anything wrong?
Are you serious?
I don't know
what you think is going on,
but I just want us to get along.
We'll get along when you go back
to where you came from,
and I don't mean London.
I know you're upset, Madison,
but I'd watch
what you say to me.
Or what?
Maureen, I found something.
Call me back right away.
Man: Waldron.
Anything on the cameras?
Someone disabled the cameras
in this part of the garage.
All we have are people
coming in and out.
- How many?
- Big hospital, big garage.
A couple hundred at least.
If someone disabled
the cameras,
they took the time
to plan this.
It wasn't random.
The question is, who did
Maureen Delisle tick off?
Is everything okay?
What do you mean?
You've been
checking your phone
every ten seconds.
I guess-- I guess
I'm just worried about Gia.
Where are you going?
To the kitchen
for something to drink.
I think I'm thirsty, too.
You have been
following me around
from room to room all day.
It's like you think
I'm gonna disappear.
It's been a tough couple weeks.
I really just need
my mom right now.
- Should I cancel
my trip tomorrow?
- Trip?
Well, Kent has to go
to Franklin overnight.
I was planning on
going with him.
But with everything
going on--
No, Mom,
you should definitely go.
You and Kent could use
some time away.
But do you need me here?
No, I'll be okay.
I'm working all day tomorrow.
I won't even be home.
You're sure?
I'd feel better if you went.
Okay. Come on.
We'll get fancy and make
ice waters with lemon.
- Good morning.
- Sleep well?
- Couldn't sleep at all.
- Guilty conscience?
- All set for your trip?
- Yeah, Kent's just
finishing in the shower.
Oh, Maddy,
you've gotta get going.
You're gonna be late for work.
Okay. Be careful.
It's just Franklin, Maddy.
It's only a couple hour drive.
We'll be back tomorrow.
We'll be home
in time for lunch.
I'll call you after work.
Have a good day, sweetie.
Maureen: Hi, you've reached
Maureen Delisle
with Delisle Consulting.
Leave me a message
and I'll call you back.
Thank you.
Thank you for going
with my dad today.
Oh, well, of course.
You know he's had a rough
couple of days at work.
I figured he could
use the support.
Oh, I know,
I just mean with everything
going on with Maddy.
I'm sure it's difficult
being pulled in
two different directions.
Well, Maddy said to go.
She really is
such a sweetheart,
putting my dad first.
I know how much
she was hoping you'd stay.
- She was?
- Maybe I shouldn't
say anything.
Um, she just mentioned
what a hard time
she's been having,
but she didn't want
to get in the way
of your trip with my dad.
I just hope she'll be all right.
It's a lot, almost losing
your best friend,
ending up in the hospital,
a police investigation.
Morning, Dev.
- Laura, you're all set?
- Um, can we talk?
Maddy, don't you think we
should call the police now?
Not until Maureen calls back.
The police already suspect me.
Maureen's been
talking with them.
I need to wait
until she calls--
Maureen, I've been
trying to reach you, I--
No. No, when did she...
Um, no. I'm sorry.
Thank you.
Maddy, what's going on?
It's Maureen.
They found her
in her car last night
in the parking garage
at the hospital.
- She's dead.
- Maddy, that's it.
Either you tell the police
or I'm going to.
- Mom?
- Laura: Honey, Detective
Waldron was just here.
- In Franklin?
- No, honey,
I'm not in Franklin.
I decided to stay home
for the day.
- Mom, you're home alone?
- No, Devon's here.
Mom, listen to me.
You need to get
out of there now.
Maddy, what the hell
is going on?
I'll explain everything.
Just promise me you'll leave.
- Maddy.
- Mom, please!
Okay, fine.
I am on my way
to you right now,
but do not say anything
to the detective
until I get there.
Maddy, what's is going on?
My locket.
It was in my room
when she visited.
I'm being framed.
- Mom, listen--
- Devon: I'm sorry, Maddy.
Your mom can't come
to the phone right now.
She's looking for her keys.
Can't seem to find them.
Devon, leave her alone
or I swear--
It's too late
for all of that, Maddy.
I just wanted to
let you know that I'm sorry.
I wish you would've just left
when you had the chance.
It didn't have to come to this.
I'll tell the police everything.
I already did.
They're on
their way there now.
Goodbye, Maddy. I'm sorry.
Devon? Devon!
- Maddy?
- Ian, it's my mom.
- She's going to hurt my mom.
- The police--
They won't believe me.
I need to get home now!
Come with me.
Come on.
Madison Andrews?
Suspect has fled in blue sedan
heading south on Washington.
In pursuit.
Backup requested.
- Is everything okay?
- No, I need to get
to Maddy right away
and I can't find my keys!
I think I saw them upstairs.
Why would my keys be up here?
- What's this?
- Oh, so you can
finish painting.
Uh, no, we said
we were gonna have
the contractors finish it.
I thought that, too.
I wasn't expecting
you to tell me
that you wanted to finish
as a surprise for Daddy
while he was away.
Devon, what are you doing?
Of course, I tried
to talk you out of it,
but you know how you can be.
So stubborn.
I made you promise me
not to use the ladder again,
but when I heard
that terrible crash,
I knew.
You wanna play?
I'll bring my toys.
Turn here.
Turn off the engine!
Open the car door!
Step out of the car now!
Where is she?
Devon: You think you're
the first person to see my dad
and think you've hit
the jackpot?
Handsome bachelor,
massive old house just begging
for a woman's touch?
I've seen a hundred women
like you come and go.
Some lasted
a little longer than others.
One even got
a ring on her finger
before I could get rid of her.
But-- but you, Laura,
you waited until
the time was right.
I was gone!
You swept him away
and married him
before I even knew
you existed.
I guess we do have the keys
for these old doors after all.
I know you're here, Laura.
It's nothing personal.
It doesn't have
to end like this.
We can make it quick
and painless.
Or not.
Devon, please!
You ruined my plan.
You ruined everything!
I'm sorry.
It wasn't supposed
to end this way.
It doesn't!
What's wrong, Maddy?
Can't catch your breath?
This couldn't have
worked out better, really.
Your mom fell down
the stairs again.
You came home and found her,
triggering an asthma attack.
I found you both right here
when I came home.
Dad will be heartbroken,
of course,
but we'll get through it
the same way we've gotten
through everything else.
Just the two of us.
But first, I have some
cleaning up to do.
I'm so sorry, Daddy.
I never should
have left her alone.
I started carrying an extra
since mine went missing.
Why won't you just die?
You first.
Mrs. Miller, what happened?
- It's Devon.
- Where?
- Just inside.
- Be careful.
She's dangerous.
- Are you okay?
- I am now.
We're safe. We're okay now.
Call the station.
Have them send everybody.
Yes, sir.
You're sure you have everything?
Mom, if I try to fit
anything else in my dorm,
I won't have room
for a roommate.
I just met your roommate
and maybe
that wouldn't be so bad.
Promise you'll miss me?
But I can't miss you
until you go.
Come here.
- I love you.
- Thanks.
Tell Kent, um--
tell Kent I said goodbye.
I will.
He really wanted
to be here, Maddy.
It's just been
really hard for him.
Yeah, I know.
- Call you tonight?
- You better.
- Welcome to college!
- So far it involves
spending a lot more time
with your mom
than I anticipated.
Well, she's gone now,
and I have a surprise for you.
- What's that?
- Race you to lunch!
What? Cheater!
Don't you dare!