Tell No Lies (2024) Movie Script

(light flickering)
(horns wailing)
(unnerving music)
(light flickering)
(mellow music)
(crickets chirp)
Daddy, you scared me!
I'm sorry, sweet pea.
I was just trying to see if you
wanted anything from inside.
Well, it's not the best area.
And, honey, I am so tired.
Please, can we just get home?
All right, I'll be quick.
Do you want anything?
Mm-hmm, I'm fine,
just hurry, please.
Can I get some candy?
(music continues)
- It's up to your mom.
- Please, mom, please!
You know, I can't
say no to that face.
Fine! But one piece.
- All right?
- All right, I'll be right back.
Hey, happy birthday, baby.
(smacking lips)
- Hurry.
- Hmm.
(door closes)
Look at the ring
daddy bought me.
(bell dings)
(crickets chirp)
(bell dings)
(ominous music)
Give me all your money and
no one gets hurt, hurry up!
(cashier) Okay,
please don't hurt me.
- Give it to me, bitch!
- (cashier) I'm trying...
- Hurry up!
- All right, please.
(Bobby) Open the machine
now. (cashier) Please.
- Hurry up.
- Please, I'm trying.
(cashier) I'm trying, please.
(suspenseful music)
Hey, stop, man.
Hold it right there,
man, don't move.
Son, son, son!
You-you don't want
to do this, man.
You got your whole
life ahead of you.
Just put the gun down.
Man, shut the fuck up, or I'll
shoot your fucking head off!
Man, just-just give me the gun.
- (John) You still got time, man.
- Stop moving.
(John) You can just, you
can just walk out, man.
Just-just breathe.
It's all right, man,
just give me the gun.
I know you ain't doing
this because you want to...
You ain't no shit, man.
I've been right
where you are, man.
It's all right, it's all
right, give me the gun.
(music continues)
(intense music)
(somber music)
(cashier screams)
(Julia) Oh, my God! Oh, my God!
Oh, my God! Oh, John!
Oh, John! Oh, John!
Baby! Baby! No, no, no,
no! No, stay with me!
Stay with me! Stay with
me, John! Stay with me!
- (Julia) Somebody help!
- We need an ambulance!
It's an emergency.
A man's been shot!
(music continues)
(horns honking)
(horns honking)
(indistinct chatter)
- Morning.
- Morning.
Can't wait till
that new campaign.
- Yeah, gotcha.
- All right.
(phone buzzing)
(Ben on phone)Sof?
Ben, I told you not to call
me while I was at work.
(Ben)Yeah, I just wanted to know
if we're still on for tonight.
Please, Sofia.
Okay, fine, just
don't call me here.
(Ben)Uh, thank you, babes.
I promise you won't regret it.
Love you.
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear Sofia
Happy birthday to you
Make a wish.
(soft music)
You better not have wasted it
wishing for that promotion.
- We both know it's yours.
- And we don't know that, Emily.
- I do, drinks after work.
- No, I can't.
I've got so much work to do.
That campaign has to be
done by the end of the month
or it won't be ready for
a spring summer show.
The designer is insistent on
the venue, so I'm desperately
trying to modernize this to
appeal to our younger audience.
And this is why I know you'll
be getting the promotion.
This company needs you.
You know all there is to
know about this fashion shit.
Jason doesn't stand a chance.
And, well, let's be
honest, neither do I.
So will you please just live
a little and have some fun?
- Uh, Emily!
- You only turn 35 once.
Twice in my case,
but who's counting?
Okay, I'll go, but I
can't stay for long.
Yay! You won't regret it.
Huh! I already do.
(inhales sharply) Okay.
(Sofia) Change, which
sure thing going on.
- I was like...
- Oh, no.
Yeah, it has to an upgrade.
I can't believe you
talked me into this.
I'm supposed to be working.
Jason is totally going
to get that promotion.
Girl, you live fashion.
But I love that you don't think
I'm any competition at all.
No, that's not what I mean.
It was a total boys club,
I can't compete with that.
You could try beating
Jason at his own game.
Uh, you mean ass-kissing
Brian all day long?
No, I'd rather my
work speak for itself.
I don't know, sometimes
you gotta play the
game in order to win.
No! No more games.
This is a pivotal year for me.
The year I get what I'm owed.
That's my girl.
To getting what you're owed.
Bartender, can we get
two shots, please?
Hmm. I'll be right back,
wait two seconds, all right?
(Emily) You cannot be serious.
This is why you can't stay out?
This is exactly why I don't
tell you these things.
I'm just going there
to collect my stuff
and give him a chance to speak.
You broke up with
Ben for a reason.
And now you're going to let
him in his sexy British accent
charm his way back in?
He came here from
London on his own, okay?
He fell for the wrong person.
I just felt sorry for him.
All right? I just want to
give him a chance to explain.
You caught him cheating. What
else do you need to hear out?
I'm not going back to
him, I'm just doing this
so I can start my 35th
year with no regrets.
Okay? Come on,
it's my birthday.
You can't be mad at
me at my birthday.
Trust me, I know what I'm doing.
(bright music)
(sighs) Are you sure you
know what you're doing?
Yes, I promise.
I just don't want to
see you get hurt again.
I know after your dad,
it's hard for you.
Seriously, it's all
good, I'm a big girl.
Thanks for the
drinks and the ride.
- Oh! I know.
- You're a good friend.
- Call me if you need anything.
- I will.
- See you.
- See you.
- You look cute, hmm.
- Thanks, babe.
(instrumental music)
- Bye.
- Bye.
(clears throat)
(knocking on door)
I'm so glad you came.
I wasn't going to.
I know.
(music continues)
(smacking lips)
(door closes)
(opera music)
Please sit.
(chair screeches)
(clears throat)
- Ben.
- Hmm?
I've made egg fricili...
(liquid burbling)
with fresh cherry tomato...
(liquid burbling)
and... basil.
(glass clinks)
(music continues)
You made spaghetti
and meatballs.
Yeah... your favorite.
Come on.
You've come all this way.
It wasn't really that far.
Can we at least eat first?
And then we'll talk.
I promise.
After tonight, everything
will be different.
So, how was your day?
We're not together, so let's
not pretend like we are.
(music continues)
(unnerving music)
(Sofia on voicemail)You've
reached Sofia,
Leave me a message and I'll get
back to you as soon as I can.
(Emily) I am so mad
you haven't called
me back already.
Which means you stayed
there all night, didn't you?
I know you did.
And I need all the details, so
you better be at work already.
That was my gynecologist.
(elevator bell dings)
All right, enough with
the ghosting. Spill.
(unnerving music)
Have you seen Sofia?
No, I haven't heard from
her since last night.
Well, it's not a great day for
her to not bein the office.
The House of Bracken campaign
presentation's on Friday.
She wouldn't miss that.
Well, if you hear from her,
tell her better be spectacular.
These clients are important.
Can't mess up this account.
Will do.
Julia, it's Emily.
Have you seen Sofia?
(music continues)
(music continues)
- (intense music)
- (groaning)
(exhales sharply)
(siren wails)
(metal creaks)
(camera shutter clicks)
(door opens)
What the hell happened,
Ben? Where's Sofia?
Excuse me, ma'am, who are you?
I'm Emily Davis,
Sofia's best friend.
Well, best friend, I'm
detective-in-charge of case.
Right? Would you wait outside?
I'm not going anywhere
until I find out
what's happened
to my best friend.
- What did you do to her, Ben?
- Oh, nothing! I didn't do...
Okay, Miss Davis, I need you
to be quiet, and have a seat.
Okay? All right? Go.
(eerie music)
Go ahead with your story.
Um... it was, um...
It was Sofia's
birthday yesterday.
So I cooked her dinner.
(tense music)
(soft music)
(clears throat)
What is this?
Open it.
(music continues)
(clears throat)
I've always considered you
to be my good luck charm.
Ben, that is so...
So cheesy?
No, but I mean, you are lucky
to have me, but thank you.
(clears throat)
how's your birthday?
It's been the best
birthday ever.
(sultry music)
(inhales sharply)
(eerie music)
(breathes shakily)
- Babes!
- Sofia.
(heavy breaths)
What's wrong?
Whoa! Uh!
(computer voice)Ben,
lie down on your stomach
with your head down.
Uh! Okay, okay.
Okay, okay.
(heavy breaths)
- I'm sorry.
- Hmm.
(Ben) I'm sorry.
(computer voice)Tie his
hands behind his back.
What? Okay, okay.
(Ben) No, no, no, no, no.
- (computer voice) Now.
- Okay, okay.
(Ben) Okay, okay, okay.
(Sofia whimpers)
Please don't hurt us,
please, please don't hurt us.
You can have wherever you want.
(intense music)
(computer voice)
Clasp your hands
and hold them out
in front of you.
(breathes shakily)
- Okay, okay.
- Yeah.
- No, no, no!
- No, no, please!
No! No! No! No! No! No!
(Sofia screams)
Okay, okay, it's all right.
Look, okay, okay.
They're on! They're
on! They're on!
(breathes shakily)
(computer voice)You're
each going to be given
a liquid sedative.
Either you drink it voluntarily
or you'll be injected with it.
- (computer voice)Your choice.
- No! No!
- No, no!
- (Ben) Leave her alone!
Leave her alone!
(muffled cry)
No! Sofia!
- No!
- (Ben) Sofia!
You okay? Are you okay?
(computer voice) You
will each be asked
for your Social Security number.
All your pass codes
for your phone,
e-mail and account, everything.
If at any time I believe
you are not being truthful,
your partner will be punished.
(computer voice) We'll
start with you though.
(Ben) Okay.
(computer voice)I need you to
show all of your information.
My lock-box is in the top
drawer of my desk in my office.
And the key is
underneath the lamp.
All the information is in there.
Just please don't hurt us.
My laptop is on the desk.
Okay, wh-what, what
are we gonna do?
It seems like all
he wants is money.
So let's just do
whatever he says
and give him whatever he wants.
(tense music)
(computer voice) What
is your passcode?
It's Lillehammer. Just
don't hurt her, please.
(tense music)
(computer voice) What
is your social, Katie?
(distorted chatter)
(computer voice) What
is your social, Katie?
I'm not Katie, my...
My-my name is Sofia.
(Ben) My-my ex is Katie.
That's my ex, this is Sofia.
But you can still
take whatever I have.
Please, you take everything.
It's okay.
- (intense music)
- (groans)
My name is Sofia.
(in distorted voice) Sofia.
(Ben) Take whatever you want.
Take whatever you want please.
- You can have everything...
- (Adrian) Fix it.
(Ben) How? How am I
going to fix this?
(Adrian) Give me the 500,000
I planned to get from Katie.
(Ben) That's impossible! I
don't have that kind of money.
(Adrian) Not my problem.
You have 48 hours, and I'm
taking her as collateral.
No! No! Please, no, please.
(Adrian) She will not be hurt
as long as you hold up
your end of the bargain.
Give me the money and
I will return Sofia
completely unharmed.
If you contact the police...
Well, let's just say...
her fate is completely
in your hands.
(Adrian) Deal with
it. (Ben) Sof!
I'm gonna, I'm gonna
fix this, Sofie.
(eerie music)
Sofia, I'm gonna fix this!
(car door shuts)
(Adrian) Service Route 27.
Put the money under the sign.
Mention the ransom to
the cops, she dies.
Don't do anything stupid.
Sofia's life is in your hands.
(pensive music)
(loud ticking)
(rapid ticking)
And then when I woke
up, I phoned you guys.
(camera shutter clicks)
Even though he
warned you not to?
(Ben) I-I just didn't
know what else to do.
(Wright) You did
the right thing.
Mr. Harris, I need
you to come down
to the station to
give a full statement.
- Wait, what?
- Am I being arrested?
I just need a bit
more information.
I-I-I'm just...
This is insane!
I did not do anything.
You were the only one here.
(Ben) I was not
the only one here.
I just wanna make sure
that your story checks out.
It'll actually help
us to find Sofia.
All right?
- Can I get some clothes?
- Knock yourself out.
(suspenseful music)
(pensive music)
(music continues)
You're making a
mistake, detective.
Ben would you never do this.
We'll have to wait and see.
How did you know Sofia was here?
I dropped her off.
I didn't know anything was
wrong until I got to work
and she wasn't there.
So you're one of the
last people who saw her.
I guess.
I'll have some questions
for you as well.
(indistinct radio chatter)
(instrumental music)
(overlapping chatter)
(door creaks)
(camera shutter clicks)
(eerie music)
- Where were you that night?
- I was at home.
Do you have any idea why
anyone would do this to you?
(Katie) I have no idea.
Do you have any enemies?
No, none.
Or colleagues? Anybody
you got beef with?
No, none at all.
- You sure?
- Yeah, I'm positive.
Okay, well, we're just trying
to cover all the bases you know,
make sure that, you know,
we don't miss anything out.
- Is that okay?
- No, no, no.
- I completely understand, yeah.
- Yeah?
(instrumental music)
- Thank you.
- He's waiting for you.
Okay, all right.
- Hey.
- (Ben) Hey.
(deep breath)
So your phone, what
happened to it?
It's-it's broke.
I can see that.
I wanna know who broke it.
I don't fucking know, it's
the guy who took Sofia.
Spoke to your ex.
Figured I should speak
to the intended target.
That is what you said, isn't it?
- They wanted Katie.
- Yeah, yeah.
I need you to start
telling me the truth, Ben.
I am telling you the truth.
Katie told me something
you conveniently left out.
(pensive music)
Sofia... caught you cheating.
Uh, that's not what happened.
(inhales sharply)
- Pretty damning.
- I can explain.
(Wright) We also found
blood in the house.
I'm willing to bet it
comes back as Sofia's.
You, you don't think
I would hurt her?
I think you're the only person
who knows where Sofia is.
(music continues)
(inhales sharply)
I have no idea.
(tense music)
(tense music)
(muffled yells)
(suspenseful music)
(breathes shakily)
(Adrian) All right,
okay, you stay there.
You move, you die.
(door thuds)
(music continues)
(liquid splattering)
(matchstick scratching)
(fire crackling)
(heavy breaths)
(music continues)
(glass shatters)
(fire crackling)
(door opens)
(engine revving)
I'm-I'm telling you,
you have this all wrong.
(mellow music)
Katie and I, we did meet up.
But it's not what you think.
This is a big misunderstanding.
Pictures don't lie, Ben.
But it don't tell you
the full story either.
(soft music)
(Katie) I knew you'd come.
- Katie, I am...
- No, me first.
I made the biggest mistake
in my life when I left you.
And I know that now.
You have no idea how much I
wanted to hear you say that.
But that was six months ago.
I'm with Sofia now.
She was just a rebound.
You asked me to be your wife.
Now I know that was a mistake.
(music continues)
Sofia doesn't make
me doubt myself.
She doesn't make me feel
like I'm not good enough
for her or her family.
I can be myself with Sofia.
I came here today
to say goodbye...
- (dramatic music)
- For good.
(scoffs) Katie!
Goodbye, Katie.
(Ben)Katie clearly
staged these pictures
and then sent them to Sofia.
I invited Sofia over to
explain and she believed me.
We made-up, this is,
this is not relevant,
it's a distraction.
That's why I didn't bring it up.
What about the blood stain?
Or the color in your hand?
That-that's from the zip tie.
As soon as Sofia zip tied me.
Oh, oh, oh, so,
Sofia... zip tied you?
Are you serious?
I-I-I'm the one who
called you, remember?
I am, I am telling
you the truth.
I would never hurt Sofia.
So you wouldn't have a problem
taking a lie detector test.
Huh? Hmm?
- Hmm?
- Of course not.
(tense music)
(engine rumbling)
(door opens)
(Adrian grunts)
(unnerving music)
(heavy breaths)
(door creaks)
(door slams)
(heavy breaths)
(Adrian) I will remove the
gag if you promise to behave.
(heavy breaths)
(breathes shakily)
(music continues)
- What are we gonna do?
- (Adrian) We wait.
(breathes shakily)
And you hope your boyfriend
doesn't do anything stupid.
(Wright) What is your name?
Ben Lawrence Harris.
- When is your birthday?
- (Ben) 11th of January.
- Where were you born?
- London, Hackney.
(Wright) Currently reside
in the United States?
Have you met with your
ex-fiance this last year?
Were you dating Sofia Rose
when you last met Katie?
(Wright) Was your last
encounter with Katie
in the park a final meeting?
(Wright) Have you met
with Katie since then?
Did you cheat on Sofia?
- (whirring)
- No.
Do you know where Sofia is?
Did you have anything to do
with Sofia's disappearance?
(tense music)
(paper rustling)
(unnerving music)
(door opens)
(door closes)
I thought you'd agree
to tell the truth, Ben.
I swear to you, I'm-I'm
telling the truth.
And every second you
waste not believing me
is another second that
Sofia's life is in danger.
Oh, we will find her.
With or without your help.
(music continues)
Take him back to holding.
(eerie music)
(music continues)
(keypad beeping)
(Ben on voicemail)Hey, you've
reached Ben, leave a message.
(breathes shakily)
I need to use the restroom.
(breathes shakily)
(Adrian exhales sharply)
(Sofia groans)
(tense music)
(door opens)
Through the door.
(breathes shakily)
It's right in front of you.
Stop there, turn around.
You try anything, it'll
be the last fucking
pee break you ever take.
You understand me?
Hey, turn around.
(inhales sharply)
(door closes)
(tense music)
(knocking on door)
Come on, time's up.
I just need to wash my hands.
(toilet flushing)
(music continues)
Okay, I'm coming in.
- Didn't see anything I swear!
- Uh!
All right, now don't
put it fucking on!
You've seen me now, fuck!
Come on!
Get on the fucking bed!
(indistinct chatter)
And so now that I have
10,000 square feet
I got plenty of space to spread
out, so it's a good space.
(Don) Late last
night, 35-year-old
ad-exec Sofia Rose disappeared
in what police call...
Late last night when police...
(clears throat)
(indistinct chatter)
(suspenseful music)
Late last night,
35-year-old ad-exec
Sofia Rose disappeared
in what police describe
as a violent kidnapping.
Sofia's friends and family
are worried about her
and hope for her safe return.
(camera shutter clicks)
- Emily, Emily.
- (clamoring)
When was the last time
that you saw Sofia?
(camera shutter clicks)
Um, last night.
It was her birthday, so I,
um, took her for a drink.
The last thing she said to me
was that I was a good friend.
And then she hugged me goodbye.
And if you could talk to Sofia
or the people who took
her, what would you say?
Sofia, if you can hear
me, please stay strong.
We love you and we'll
never stop looking for you.
And to whoever took her...
please just bring her home safe.
If you or anyone you
know has any information
of the whereabouts
of Sofia Rose,
please contact our tip
line or the e-mail address
or phone number at the
bottom of your screen.
I-I flipped the first
part in the beginning.
- Let's do it again.
- I-I-I think it's good.
No, let's go again, can
you show me the playback?
(indistinct chatter)
I'm really sorry about
your friend Sofia.
Look, I-I know you feel
helpless right now,
but you're doing
all you can, okay?
Oh! Okay.
- It's okay.
- Jessica, we got to go.
Yeah, um, I just...
Hey, have you got
somewhere you can go?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
I really hope they find her.
- Thank you.
- Okay.
(inhales sharply)
Thank you for the interview.
- Thanks.
- A word of advice...
You wanna make it
in this industry,
don't make it personal.
Keep some distance
from your story.
Why aren't you eating?
You gotta be hungry.
I am, it's just, um...
(inhales sharply)
It's hard to eat
with these, um...
Can you please take them off?
(Adrian) Just eat.
Thank you.
(switch clicks)
Is this water for me?
(Adrian) Yeah.
(dramatic music on TV)
(indistinct TV chatter)
(unnerving music)
(Don on TV)Late last
night, 35-year-old ad-exec
Sofia Rose disappeared
in what police describe
as a violent kidnapping.
Sofia's friends and family
are worried about her
and hope for her safe return.
Emily, Emily!
When was the last time
that you saw Sofia?
(Emily)Last night,
it was her birthday.
The last thing she said to me
was that I was a good friend.
You didn't say anything
about news media.
That wasn't part of the plan.
She's seen my goddamn face.
She can identify me.
Call me back immediately.
- (Emily on TV)Sofia...
- Fuck!
(Emily on TV)If you can
hear me, please stay strong.
All right, get back in bed.
(Emily on TV)We'll never
stop looking for you.
(Adrian) And down.
(Emily on TV) And to
whoever took her...
(Adrian) Don't move your feet!
(breathes shakily)
Or anyone you know has any
information of the whereabouts
of Sofia Rose, please contact
our tip line, e-mail address
or phone number at the
bottom of your screen.
(breathes shakily)
(suspenseful music)
- Emily.
- Julia.
Have you heard anything else?
No, no, no, that's why I'm here.
I am terrified to go in here.
I can't go through this again.
- It'll be okay.
- I...
I just can't.
We'll do this together, okay?
Come on, I got you.
It's okay, we're
gonna find her, okay?
(elevator bell dings)
I'm here to see if there are
any updates on Sofia Rose.
I'm her mother, I need to know
what happened to my daughter.
Come with me, I'll take
you to a detective.
Thank you.
(unnerving music)
(door opens)
We found your car.
Looks like somebody was trying
to get rid of the evidence.
And the results of the
blood stain came back.
They belonged to Sofia.
The evidence is mounting up.
In addition to kidnapping,
you are possibly looking
at a murder charge.
- No, no...
- We have dogs, and a team...
searching the area where
you ditched the car.
So it's only a matter of
time before we find her body.
Or you can tell us where she
is, and save us all the agony.
- Why? Why did you do it?
- I didn't, I didn't do it!
- I swear! I didn't do it!
- Why did you do it?
A life! Why did you do it?
(indistinct yelling)
(suspenseful music)
Wright, please, please.
Please, you gotta listen to me.
She's in danger, Wright!
Wright! She's in danger!
Mrs.-Mrs. Rose! Emily!
They're making a mistake.
(Julia) Bastard! What did
you do to my daughter?
(Wright) Get him out of here.
- What have you done, Ben?
- I swear to god!
- I swear to god...
- Get him out of here.
- What did you do?
- Please, you have to...
- You have to believe me!
- You know where she is!
- Ben, just tell them.
- Please just calm down.
Calm down, let's have a seat.
Let's have a seat, okay?
Okay? Okay.
- I'm fine.
- We will find her.
- Okay?
- Mm-hmm.
(Wright) I promise,
we will find her.
We are doing everything we can.
- Excuse me, sir?
- What?
Detective, we have something.
It came through our
hot-line. She's alive.
- We have an audio clip.
- Over here.
About an hour after the
interview aired with Emily,
we got an anonymous e-mail.
(Sofia on recording)
My name is Sofia Rose.
I've been kidnapped,
but I'm-I'm okay.
My best friend Emily
was interviewed
on the news earlier today.
She was wearing a
brown turtleneck
and a green skirt that I bought
for her birthday last year.
I've been told that I will
be returned home safely.
However, any interference by
the police or advancement...
That's her, that's my
baby, she's still alive.
Thank god she's still alive.
See, it couldn't be Ben,
he was in your custody
the whole time I was
giving that interview.
How would she know
what I was wearing?
(mellow music)
Release him.
What are you doing?
Cleaning up your mess.
We only get one
shot at being first,
and you blew it by
going to the cops.
A woman's life is at stake here
and you're worried
about a story.
Now every network's
going to get the lead.
There are ways of going
about it where both we
and the cops get what we
want at the same time.
We got to think like
a journalist first.
- We ready?
- Co...
(suspenseful music)
(Don) We are coming to you live
from outside the police station
with a shocking twist
in the Sofia Rose case.
We turned over to
police an audio tape
received by our network,
which seems to be proof
that Sofia Rose
may still be alive.
Listen for yourself.
(Sofia on TV) My
name is Sofia Rose.
I've been kidnapped,
but I'm-I'm okay.
My best friend Emily
was interviewed
on the news earlier today.
She was wearing a brown
turtleneck and a green skirt
that I bought for her
birthday last year.
I've been told that I will
be returned home safely.
However, any interference
by the police or advancement
on my kidnapper will
put me in grave danger.
So please don't try.
Please tell my mom
that I love her.
(unnerving music)
(door opens)
(line ringing)
Look, I know we weren't
supposed to talk
until it's over, but I've
had to alter the plan
and make some
executive decisions.
You need to call me back now.
Goddamn it!
(deep breaths)
You could just let me go.
You've already proved to
everyone I'm still alive.
So, so no harm done.
I promise I won't say anything.
(music continues)
Who have you been
trying to call?
Whoever talked you into this,
they're not answering
for a reason.
They're setting you up to fail.
Don't let them.
Please, I'm begging you.
Shut up! Shut up!
Uh, it's not time yet.
(deep breaths)
What do you mean?
(inhales sharply)
(music continues)
What are you doing?
(muffled cries)
(Adrian) I need
collateral first.
So this time we're
going to make a video.
And you better
make it believable.
(deep breaths)
Come on.
(breathes shakily)
(music continues)
(Adrian) Stay there.
(water splattering)
(music continues)
You can put these clothes
on when you're done.
(music continues)
(water running)
(music continues)
Really? Goddamn it.
- Sorry.
- Legs up.
(Adrian sighs)
(music continues)
(exhales softly)
(male reporter) Ben! Ben!
(reporters clamoring)
(door opens)
(door closes)
(distorted tense music)
(heavy breaths)
(breathes shakily)
(soft music)
Never thought I could
actually be jealous of a book.
(chuckles) What are you doing?
But seeing as it's getting
all of your attention...
I'm at least going
to participate.
(liquid pouring)
(clears throat)
Okay, read to me.
I'm halfway through, you
won't know what's going on.
(Ben) It doesn't really matter.
I just want to hear the
sound of your voice.
(clears throat)
(deep breaths)
"She placed me before
a number of those.
But she usually
considered me more.
Early in German literature..."
(water running)
(birds chirping)
What am I doing here?
Um... (clears throat)
You have to help,
I-I need a favor.
I need $500,000.
(Katie) How much
do you think I am?
No, let the police handle it.
I can't! He'll kill her.
Please, you'll get it back
as soon as they catch him.
I don't have it.
And even if I did, how do you
know she isn't at dead already?
This was supposed
to be you, Katie.
You made your choice, Ben.
So don't try and make me
feel responsible for this.
I don't have anyone else.
And the police don't
trust me, thanks to you.
I didn't tell them anything.
Are you being serious, Katie?
None of this would be happening
if you never sent
those photos to Sofia.
- What photos?
- The photos you staged!
Those photos.
Ben, I'm going to say this once.
Stay away from me.
(eerie music)
You never took those photos?
- Talk to the police.
- Did you take those photos?
Sofia's in this
position because of you.
- Goodbye, Ben.
- Katie!
(music continues)
(music continues)
(bed creaking)
(music continues)
(intense music)
(heavy breaths)
Somebody help me,
please! Help me!
(Adrian grunting)
(muffled screams)
(heavy breaths)
(music continues)
(engine rumbling)
(door opens)
(eerie music)
(car door shuts)
(tense music)
(Adrian) Come on.
(Adrian sighs)
Come on.
(Sofia whimpering)
(car trunk closes)
(ominous music)
(birds chirping in distance)
(Sofia breathing shakily)
- On your knees.
- No.
- No. (whimpering)
- On your knees.
On your knees.
(Sofia sobbing)
(tense music)
You are not to
remove your goggles,
make a sound, or move
until you count to 100,
is that understood?
(Sofia shakily breathing)
(Sofia) One.
Four. Five.
(breathing heavily)
(bird squawking in distance)
(tense music)
(lament music)
(Sofia crying)
(Sofia) Mom!
Mom. Mom!
(Sofia sobbing) Mom!
(door opens)
Baby. Baby!
(Sofia sobbing)
I got you. I got you.
(music fades)
(tense music)
(music intensifies)
(music fades)
(Emily) Ben.
Yeah. I-I-I couldn't, I
couldn't get the money.
Forget about the money.
It doesn't matter.
- (Ben) I have to tell the po...
- She's alive.
(Emily) She showed up
at her mom's house.
I thought you didn't believe me.
So why'd you come to get me?
I know you're capable of a
lot of things, Ben Harris,
but... murder's not one of them.
- (sighs)
- Come on, let's go.
(music fades)
Ah, he was, he had fair skin.
His eyes were like
blue, maybe greenish.
He, h-he looked really tired.
(knocking on door)
- (door opens)
- He was really tall.
Sofia, the detective
is downstairs.
- Wanna come down?
- Yeah.
- Okay. Come on.
- Yeah.
(birds chirping)
(soft music)
Hi, Sofia, I'm Detective Wright.
I've been working on your case.
A lot of people have
been worried about you.
We're just so glad
you're home, sweetheart.
Do you mind if I ask
you a few questions?
I promise I'll make it short.
Do you know the
man who took you?
And you got a decent look at
him for the sketch artist?
Uh, yeah, from what
I can remember.
Did he have any other
recognizable traits?
Scars, tattoos, anything?
Oh, it was, um, it was dark
the majority of the time,
so, um, I didn't... see
anything distinctive.
Were you ever able to get a look
at the vehicle he
dropped you off in?
He warned me not to take my
blindfold off until he left.
Did he take anything from you?
No. Not even my purse.
(music continues)
I know this is hard.
Do we need a female officer
to perform a sexual
assault exam?
Oh, my God.
No. No, mom. Mom, it's fine.
He didn't, he didn't
touch me like that.
It's okay.
It's all right.
How did he know where
to drop you off?
When I told him my
name wasn't Katie,
he, um, checked
my driving license
and my, my mom's
address is on it.
Do you know why someone
would do this to you?
(dramatic music)
No. No.
Detective, why would you
even ask that question?
I'm just trying to figure out
any details that may help.
Okay. No, I-I don't know.
I'm, I'm sorry. I'm
just tired, okay.
Detective, if you don't
have any further questions,
I think Sofia needs some rest.
(Wright) No, that's all for now.
Um, if you can think
of anything else,
you make sure to let us know.
We wanna make sure we
get this son of a bitch.
(eerie music)
I do have one thing actually.
(Sofia sniffles)
(Sofia) He was a smoker.
I managed to swipe this.
I don't know if this will
help with DNA or something.
It was a very smart
move on your part.
This could be very
useful. Thank you.
Thank you.
I need you to expedite
testing on this.
I'll get it to the
lab right away.
(spoons clinking)
(sighs) How is she
really, detective?
Your daughter's
holding up pretty well.
Much better than I expected,
given what she's been through.
(ominous music)
I'm just so worried about her.
She's always been
strong on the outside,
but still so fragile.
Like a doll that's gonna
break into a million pieces.
She's lived through
so much trauma.
I just hate that this
has happened to her.
What sort of trauma?
Sofia's dad died when
she was only seven.
He was shot and killed
in a store robbery
by a career criminal.
And she watched the whole thing
happen from the car window.
You remember the
name of the shooter?
Bobby Johnson. It
was in all the news.
I remember the case.
I was a rookie.
He was a suspect in
an armed robbery case
I was working on right before
your husband was killed,
I'm-I'm so sorry.
I was a complete
wreck for months.
But Sofia, she was the
one who pulled me through.
She acted like the parent.
And I have always wondered
if she just shut out the pain
and just never addressed it.
We all deal with grief
in different ways.
Throughout this entire ordeal,
I have felt like I was reliving
that loss all over again.
Did you know the day Sofia was
taken was her 35th birthday?
We were driving home
from John's 35th birthday
when he was shot and killed.
- (Ben) Sofia!
- Where's Sofia?
- Oh. She's okay.
- How is she?
She's, she's downstairs resting.
Just be gentle with her.
What are you doing here?
Just checking in on your friend.
(footsteps departing)
Excuse me, sir, I need to
speak to you privately.
It's important.
Excuse me.
The station just
received something
that you're gonna wanna
see. They just sent it over.
(soft music)
(key clicks)
- (door creaks)
- (thunder rumbling)
(door closes)
- (Ben) Sofia.
- Oh, my God.
(Emily) Hey.
I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry I
couldn't stop this.
It's okay.
I'm so sorry I wasn't there for
you when this was happening.
- Now, my turned now, move.
- Okay.
You have no idea how
worried I was about you.
I don't know what I would have
done if you hadn't come back.
It's okay, all right?
We're all here together.
- Okay?
- (Emily sighs)
Okay. Come on.
(music continues)
(dramatic music)
(Emily) I feel like we
need a little beach day.
Just the two of us getting
all the sun in the sea.
(Ben) Right. So I'm just
gonna be back home cooking.
Fine. You can come, too.
(Sofia laughs)
I'm so sorry to
interrupt this reunion.
I just have a few more questions
I'd like to ask you before I go.
- Oh, okay.
- Privately.
- No, uh, Ben...
- Miss Rose.
- I think that, um...
- No, it's fine.
Whatever you say to me,
you can say front of Ben.
I'll just wait with
your mom upstairs.
(Sofia) Okay. (Ben) Okay.
(ominous music)
Your mom told me about
the tragedy with your dad.
I'm so sorry to hear about it.
Thank you. It was a
horrible experience.
I can only imagine.
And he passed away
on his 35th birthday.
Yeah. Why do you ask?
This could be nothing,
but it is a coincidence
that you were kidnapped
on your 35th birthday.
Yeah, you're right, detective.
It does sound like nothing.
You're right.
(Ben) You good?
(sighs) Only...
It just doesn't seem to add up.
Like what, detective?
Like you reappear
completely unharmed,
conveniently within
walking distance
of your mother's house,
with all your belongings
and not a single item
stolen from your wallet.
Not even the cash inside.
I mean, this whole kidnapping
was about money, right?
Yeah, a large sum
of money. I don't...
Money is still money.
And all the evidence
really did point towards
your boyfriend here.
I mean, I really put this
guy through the ringer.
Why can't you just believe us?
I believe you, Ben.
I also believe you were
a pawn in Sofia's plan.
(Sofia chuckles) What?
(Wright) I wouldn't
believe it either.
- But sometimes trauma...
- Yo, this is just insane.
Especially at a young
age, can make people
do unusual things.
Respectfully, sir,
just please leave.
(tense music)
(Sofia on video) I
think they believe us.
Now all we have to do is wait.
- Wait. Wait.
- (Sofia) Ben, stop.
(Sofia crying)
- What the fuck is this?
- I don't know.
- Why don't you ask Sofia?
- It's not what it looks like.
It came with a note.
(Sofia) Okay, look...
Okay, he made me kiss him
and act like I like it.
(Wright) It's very believable.
I was scared for my life!
Why did you refuse
the rape kit earlier?
You said he didn't
touch you like that.
Because he didn't rape me.
I mean, he made me kiss him.
(Wright) Maybe you
refused the exam
because you were having
sex with your kidnapper
and you wanted Ben
here to take the fall!
No, no, don't.
That's not true.
Ben. Ben, you know
that's not true.
You were with me, huh?
Did it seem like a hoax?
Ben, look at me.
Yeah, I'm not sure what
to believe right now.
(Sofia) No, no.
(Sofia) Ben, stop. (Ben)
I need some fresh air.
(Sofia) Ben, stop!
I don't think you should leave.
(Sofia) What? Why?
Sofia Rose, you're under
arrest for falsifying reports
of law enforcement.
You really think I would
stage my own kidnapping...
I don't know what
you're capable of.
(intense music)
Ben, what's wrong?
(Emily) Hey!
What is happening?
What, what is happening?
- Your daughter is under arrest.
- For what?
(Sofia) I'm telling the
truth, mom. I swear.
- You cannot do this.
- Stay out of this.
(Julia) Just stop.
No, I will not.
(indistinct chatter)
(Emily) We're right
behind you, Sofia!
(music continues)
(indistinct chatter)
(camera shutters clicking)
(camera clicking)
(door opens)
Wait in here.
We'll need to ask you
some more questions.
(door closes)
(reporters clamoring)
From the beginning, this case
has been hard to believe,
and now we know why.
We have evidence we believe
confirms that the kidnapping
was a hoax perpetuated
by Sofia Rose herself.
We are currently looking
for her accomplice,
and we'll be releasing a sketch
to the public to help find him.
(Don) What charges will
you be filing against her?
That will ultimately be up
to the District Attorney.
However, I will be pushing
for state and federal charges.
Miss Rose owes the
city an apology
and she will be punished
for her actions.
- That is all for now.
- One more question, sir.
(all clamoring)
(dramatic music)
- (door buzzing)
- (door opens)
Your mom's here to pick you up.
(Emily) I'm sorry all
this happened to you.
What are you going to do?
I don't know.
I've spent the last
48 hours of my life
just trying to make it home.
You know, I believe you.
Yeah. Yeah, I know.
God, I've got to find a
way to prove my innocence.
I just don't know how.
(Emily) You don't have to
figure it all out tonight.
Yeah, here, honey, go
upstairs. Get some rest.
Okay. Yeah.
- I love you.
- I love you, my love.
Good night. Sleep well.
Thank you.
(Julia smacks lips)
It's okay, Mrs. Rose.
S-she's innocent.
You know, I love you.
It's so good you're here.
Thank you.
(indistinct chatter)
(Ted) I haven't had my
coffee yet, Daniels.
Oh, come on. I just want
to know what you know
what you know about
the Sofia Rose case.
There really isn't any evidence
to substantiate her claims?
Not really.
Oh, then why are
you walking so fast?
(Ted) You know I can't
tell you that, Jess.
Well, what's in the
file? It looks like labs.
(suspenseful music)
You wanna get me fired?
You want me to show
your station chief
what's on my phone?
What are you up to?
I just, I need a name
on the lab, that's...
We don't know if it's
even gonna prove anything.
Look, I just, I
need a name, please.
(Ted sighs)
Thank you.
What's gotten into you? Why
are you acting like this?
What, like a journalist?
(footsteps approaching)
Good morning.
- Did you stay here last night?
- (Emily) No.
Your mom was having a really
hard time with everything
that happened yesterday,
so I just wanted to
stop by this morning
and be there for her.
And you.
I know you're a good friend.
- You look nice.
- Thank you.
You're not seriously
thinking of coming
into work today,
though, are you?
Well, why not?
God knows what Brian
must think of me.
I need to minimize
damage and make sure
that he knows that I'm
still very much committed
to my clients and my job.
I can do that for you.
You need to stay home and rest.
You've been through
something really traumatic.
Emily! I just need one
day, one normal day,
so I can figure out how
to prove to everyone
I'm telling the truth.
I just...
I don't think
that's a good idea.
You know, people are really
confused about what's happened
and think you need to
just give them some time
to try and understand this mess.
I'm not gonna run and hide.
I've done nothing wrong.
Okay. We, I'll meet
you at work then.
(ominous music)
- Sofia.
- Good morning, Brian.
This is a surprise, I wasn't
expecting you in today.
Just want to put the final
touches on the campaign.
That's great.
I... Hey, can we just
talk for a minute?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
(sighs) What's up?
Just wanted to see how you
were, make sure you're okay.
Yeah, no, I'm
fine. Um, thanks.
Oh, just so you're aware,
everything that they said
in the press last night
was completely untrue.
I mean, it doesn't
even make any sense.
Well, it was certainly a shock.
Yeah. Yeah.
Look, why don't you
take a few weeks off?
You're dealing with
a lot right now,
and work should be the
least of your concerns.
Uh, listen, I really
appreciate that,
but I don't want my
accounts to fall behind.
They won't. I split them
up between Jason and Emily.
They'll take care of them
until further notice.
What? Why?
Look, please try and see
this from my perspective.
This is an advertising company.
Right now, you're in the
middle of a media circus,
not to mention criminal charges.
All the bad publicity has a lot
of our clients concerned about
you being associated
with their accounts.
I've worked for months
on that campaign.
Please just let them see it.
(Brian sighs)
Okay. Send it to me.
- Okay.
- I'll take a look.
- Mm-mm.
- I can't make any promises.
Please go home, get
some rest, okay?
(dramatic music)
(music continues)
(intense music)
(Ben on voicemail) Hey,
you've reached Ben.
Please leave a message
after the tone.
(Sofia) Ben.
(music continues)
Please talk to me.
Y-you're the only person that
knows what happened that night.
And what we went through.
You know it's not fake.
I... I need you.
I don't know what to do.
(doorbell chimes)
(door opens)
- Yes?
- Hi.
My name is Jessica
Daniels. I'm from WNDC.
We just don't want to
give any more interviews.
Thank you very much.
Leave us alone, please.
Wait! I'm not, I'm
not here for that.
I'm here because I believe her.
- Really?
- Yes.
I've been following this story
since the beginning, and I know
what she's been through.
I just wanna help.
Okay. Come in.
Thank you.
(door closes)
(ominous music)
(door clicks)
(lock clicks)
(Jessica) Okay.
I'll go upstairs and get Sofia.
Thank you.
(Julia) There's a journalist
here to talk to you.
What are you doing here?
I-I just wanna talk.
Okay. Why?
My sources say that the police
have new information
on your case.
I'm sure they haven't told you
because they think he could be
your accomplice.
He wasn't my accomplice.
He was my kidnapper.
Mom, it's okay.
(sighs) Okay, I'll let you talk.
(music continues)
Does the name Adrian Morris
mean anything to you?
Was it him?
I-I just, I really wanna help.
The police have his name too,
and it's a matter of time
before they track him.
Okay, they'll arrest him then!
If he doesn't run away first.
They need time, his
address and warrants.
But, Sofia, I know where he is.
I can get to him before
his name hits the news.
I can call this
in before he runs.
What's in it for you?
I get the story. Your story.
- The whole truth.
- (Sofia sighs)
(music continues)
Yeah, I'd have to
think about that.
You really wanna risk
him getting away?
I'll give you till
tomorrow night
and then I'll go myself.
(ominous music)
(music intensifies)
(tense music)
(breathing heavily)
(keypad beeping)
- (line ringing)
- I-I warned you.
I'm not going down for this.
Okay? I'm skipping town.
And if I get caught,
you best believe
I'm gonna sing like a canary.
Adios. And fuck you!
- (phone beeps)
- Fuck!
From the beginning, this case
has been hard to believe.
(Wright)...we believe
confirms that this kidnapping
was a hoax perpetuated
by Sofia Rose herself.
We are currently looking
for her accomplice
and we'll be
releasing a sketch...
- What are you doing here?
- (thuds)
(tense music)
(siren wailing)
(suspenseful music)
(car door closes)
Let's see.
Oh, shit. Shit!
(breathing heavily)
(ominous music)
(line ringing)
Y-yes, um, I would like to
report a dead body, please.
2-O-5-O-6 Wood Street.
Just off the back. Yeah.
Uh, no, I-I don't know him.
I'm, I'm just press.
Yeah, okay.
(Jessica) Yeah.
You okay? Do you need
some time to breathe or...
(suspenseful music)
(music continues)
(plastic rustling)
(door creaks open)
(music continues)
(curtain sliding)
(music continues)
(indistinct chatter)
Okay, yeah.
I just want you to breathe.
(indistinct chatter)
- Okay, thank you.
- (sighs)
Miss Rose was here all right.
Her hair is everywhere,
lot more butts that match.
Yeah, well...
(siren wailing in distance)
I take it you've
already read the letter.
You have to tell her.
I know I owe her that much,
but I know she won't
wanna talk to me.
(dramatic music)
She'll talk to me.
I'll meet you at the
station tomorrow.
(ominous music)
To the truth setting you free.
(both chuckle)
(glasses clink)
(soft music)
What's wrong?
You got him. The
nightmare's over.
I don't know.
There was someone on the
phone. He wasn't alone.
You said there was
a recording, right?
You never actually heard
anyone he was talking to.
Well, then the guy
was Looney Tunes.
You got to take the win on this.
Yeah, but why? Why me
just for Katie's money?
I mean, it doesn't
make any sense.
(knocking on door)
(Ben) Sofia!
He's already tried calling,
like, ten times tonight.
I don't think he's
gonna go away.
(Ben) ...for God's sake.
(knocking on door)
Open up!
(dramatic music)
- So...
- What?
- What? What do you want?
- Open the door.
What're you doing?
Just hear me out.
All I asked you to do is the
same thing and you ignored me.
I know, and I'm sorry, but that
video just caught me off guard.
And it looked really
believable. You...
Oh, yeah? The pictures of you
and Katie look
pretty believable.
But I still gave you the
benefit of the doubt.
You know, no, no. Only one
good thing has happened
from this situation is
show me that me and you
are not meant to be together.
- Oh, come on, Sofia.
- Ben.
Ben, none of this would have
happened to me if
I wasn't with you.
(lament music)
- Sofia.
- No. No, we're done.
(Ben) So-Sofia! Open...
It happened to me as well.
(Emily sighs)
I'm proud of you.
- Oh, thank you.
- Mmm.
I'm gonna go hop in the shower.
(phone vibrating)
- Hello?
- (Jessica)Sofia.
How are you holding up?
I'm okay. You found him?
- And he's really dead?
- (Jessica)Yes.
Are you alone?
No, I'm, I'm with Emily.
(Jessica)Meet me at
Detective Wright's
office right away.
- Tonight.
- Why?
important. Trust me.
- Okay.
- (Jessica)Come soon.
We're waiting.
(ominous music)
- Okay. I'm here.
- Hey.
- What's this all about?
- Take a seat.
(Wright) Please.
I'm not supposed to share
evidence of victims,
but given everything
you've been through,
everything I put you through,
Jessica convinced me here
that this was the
right thing to do.
(music continues)
I-I don't, I don't understand.
I mean... I mean, why
would Emily do this to me?
I mean, this is a mistake.
She's my best friend.
We found something on
Ben's lie detector test.
He failed one question.
"Did you cheat on Sofia?"
Originally, we thought it was
with Katie, but when we went
into his phone, he claimed
Morris smashed the night
of your kidnapping.
We were looking for contact
between him and Morris, but
instead we found exchanges
between Ben and Emily
from three months ago.
They were having an affair.
(lament music)
At the time it
didn't seem relevant,
but now we realize how
important that information was.
(dramatic music)
I can't believe, I can't...
Emily sent you those photos
of Ben and Katie to
try and break you up.
(Wright) She took, "If Sofia was
no longer in the picture,"
suggestion from Ben literally.
It seems like it was
Emily's intention
to have Adrian kill you,
but when Ben became
the main suspect,
she had to change her plan
and have you come back alive.
(instrumental music)
Why, why, why would
Emily do all of this?
I mean, just to
steal my boyfriend?
This is ridiculous.
(Wright) There's something else.
Once we found the
messages on his own phone
when it gave us probable cause
to look into his new phone too.
Wanna guess who he called first?
He told her that Katie wasn't
gonna pay the ransom for you.
(Wright) So we spoke to
Katie about that night.
She said Ben was acting strange.
Um, desperate, he scared her.
It looks like he was trying
to get her to give him money
so he and Emily could
run off together.
(instrumental music)
Adrian was a street hustler
that Emily knew from years ago.
I guess he must have just
been pretty desperate.
And Emily used him for the
promise of some of the ransom.
And then when he realized
he'd been double crossed,
that's when he...
- He killed himself.
- Yeah.
Miss Rose, I'm so sorry
this has happened to you.
We'll be picking
up Ben and Emily
first thing in the morning.
On behalf of the Bureau,
I hope you will accept
my deepest apologies.
I... I don't know.
I... I thought Ben was
the love of my life.
I thought Emily
was my best friend.
So... I guess we all
made mistakes, detective.
(music continues)
Hey, I'll give you a ride home.
(Jessica) Thanks, detective.
(music intensifies)
(knocking on door)
- Mr. Harris.
- (Ben) What's going on?
We have a warrant to
search the premises.
- (Emily) What's happening?
- I-I don't know.
This must be some
kind of mistake.
It's no mistake.
Step aside, please.
(Emily) What? Detective
Wright, everything okay?
We've been here waiting for
news about Sofia all night.
Miss Davis, we have evidence
that shows you had a personal
connection to Adrain Morris.
I don't know him.
How do you explain these photos
we found on your
social media accounts
with you standing with him?
Uh, these are from years ago.
We also found his
phone on the scene.
A lot of calls to
the same number.
A burner phone.
Your burner phone.
(phone ringing)
(dramatic music)
(Emily) This is ridiculous.
I-I don't have a burner phone.
Read Ms. Davis her rights.
- Ben. Ben.
- (Ben) It's gonna be okay.
Did you ask your ex
to cover the ransom
for Miss Rose's release?
And you didn't think to tell
law enforcement about a...
He said he was gonna kill her.
Arrest Mr. Harris
for obstruction
of a criminal investigation,
conspiracy to defraud,
and conspiracy to kidnap.
Get him out of here. Let's go.
You're hurting me.
(opera song playing)
(distorted speech)
(reporters clamoring)
(car engine starts)
(cameras clicking)
(singing continues)
(engine revving)
(siren wailing)
- Hey.
- Hey.
I, um, I'm really sorry
about your friend.
(Sofia) Yeah, me too.
(Jessica sighs)
I'm just glad this
nightmare's over.
Yeah. Yeah, I can imagine.
Reporting live from the scene.
I'm Don Ramirez.
Jessica, I had some doubts
when you joined this team,
but you've really, uh,
proved yourself in this case.
I'll make sure the
higher ups of the network
are made aware of
your contribution
to helping us break the case.
Thanks, Don.
I honestly don't know
how I'll ever repay you.
Well, how about you grant
our network an exclusive
sit down interview?
One-on-one. Nothing off limits.
Really let the public
get to know the real you.
I'm sure you have a few things
you wanna get off your chest.
- On one condition.
- Name it.
Jessica is the one who
does the interview.
(singing continues)
(instrumental music)
Hi, mom.
Look at my baby, you
look so professional.
Taking time off your big new job
to do a TV interview!
Yeah. It's all part
of the plan, mom.
Your dad would be so proud.
You're all right to
hold this for me?
- Oh, sweetie.
- Do I look okay?
You're beautiful.
We're ready for you, Miss Rose.
Thank you.
(music continues)
(dramatic music)
Sofia, hi.
Thank you for sitting
down with us today.
- (Sofia) Yeah, it's okay.
- We'll jump straight in.
What was it like living through
this horrible experience only
to be accused of making it up?
I never once thought
that if I survived
that I wouldn't be believed.
I mean, I went from
being held captive
by my kidnapper to being
held captive by the police.
Yeah. Let's talk about
Detective Stan Wright.
I mean, he did
the best he could.
And let's face it, his
best wasn't good enough.
The city agreed
with you to the tune
of $3,000,000.
Which is being put to good use.
Turns out, my clients
in the ad industry
saw the value of having
a fighter on their team.
With my new position, I'm
able to focus on cases
dear to my heart.
I hope to take these
terrible events and put them
into something more
positive for the world.
Let's go back, though,
to Detective Wright.
As you know, he was fired
after what he put you
through, but this apparently
isn't the first time he's
done something like this.
Accusing an innocent
person while allowing
a dangerous criminal
to walk free.
I've been looking into
Detective Wright's career,
and I found a link to
your father's murder.
I know this will be
shocking to hear,
but Detective Wright
was apparently
the one responsible for
allowing Bobby Johnson,
the man that killed your father,
to be walking on
the street that day.
He accused an innocent person
while allowing Bobby to walk
into a gas station to commit
another crime, which resulted
in your father's death.
(dramatic music)
I can't believe what
you're saying. You sure?
I know this is a lot to take in,
but knowing this now, what would
you say to Detective Wright
if you had the chance?
I'd say...
that this justice was
a long time coming,
and he got exactly
what he deserved.
- (Sofia clears throat)
- Sofia, thank you so much.
I really, really
appreciate you doing this.
It's, it's my pleasure.
(suspenseful music)
- Um, Jessica?
- (Jessica) Yeah?
Uh, I just have
one small request.
That part about, um,
Detective Wright's
involvement in my dad's death,
can... can you please cut that?
I mean, I know it's newsworthy,
but, um, my poor mom, I mean...
I don't mind being
in the spotlight
because I can use
it to help others.
But my mom... Please,
Jessica, I'm begging you.
- (Jessica) Yeah, um...
- Yeah.
I'll see what I can do.
Okay. Thank you.
(Sofia) Hey.
(Julia) Are you okay?
(Sofia) Yeah. Yeah, I'm okay.
Let me take this from you.
- Come on, let's go.
- Yeah. All right.
(ominous music)
(Jessica on video)Let's go back
though to Detective Wright.
As you know, he was fired
after what he put you through.
As you know, he was fired
after what he put you through.
Am I good to dump that card?
Uh, just, just give me a minute,
Seabass, thank you.
(Jessica on video) though
to Detective Wright.
As you know, he was...
(door opens)
(instrumental music)
(door closes)
(inhales deeply)
(exhales deeply)
Thank you for coming.
Well, you were gonna
harass me until I did.
So you've got five minutes.
- Look, I'll admit that I just...
- (Sofia) Tell me the truth.
Were you the one that sent me
the pictures of Ben and Katie?
Yes or no?
Yeah, it was me.
(Emily)I'm sorry.
I never meant to fall
for Ben, it just...
(Emily) He and I had
so much more in common
than you and he ever did.
Yeah, you were both cheaters.
I knew you guys
weren't gonna last,
so I tried to speed the
process up a little bit.
You guys had only been
going out for six months.
It's not like he
was your soulmate.
Yeah, you're right.
He wasn't my soulmate.
But you were.
You were my best
friend for six years,
and your betrayal is the
one that hurts the most.
(tense music)
You're right.
And I'm sorry.
Truly, I am.
But I didn't hire
Adrian to kidnap you.
I don't know why he's
trying to frame me for it,
but you got to believe me.
I had nothing to do with it.
(intense music)
I know.
You see, there's a
special place in hell
for women who betray
women the way you did.
But I guess this
will have to do.
It was you.
(Emily) How?
(Sofia)After you sent me the
pictures of Ben and Katie,
I decided to do a little
more snooping on Ben's phone.
I didn't find any
of them cheating,
but guess what I did find?
That's when I start
to plan my year.
Ben, lie down on your stomach
with your head down...
(computer voice)Tie his
hands behind his back.
And being your best friend
made it so easy to find
someone just as desperate.
From your sordid past.
I knew your ex-boyfriend
would wanna see you
face-to-face, so I had
to go for something
a little more obscure,
indirect choice.
One that even you wouldn't
possibly remember.
Adrian really did think he was
talking to you the entire time.
That's what makes his
confession so perfect.
Of course, Adrian couldn't know
that I was the one who hired
him, but when he decided to go
off script and forced me to do
that video, I had no
choice but to go along.
He was becoming unpredictable,
so I tried to escape earlier
than scheduled, but
luckily he brought me
exactly where I need to
be, straight to my mom's.
Initially, I had no intention
of hurting Adrian at all.
That was regrettable.
But he started to
change the plan
and I couldn't
trust him anymore.
And if he skipped town,
it could ruin everything.
I needed him to write you out,
so I had to change plans too.
What are you doing here?
(Sofia)Of course, it wasn't easy
keeping you out of it for
so long, but I needed time.
Time for Ben to
incriminate himself.
Two for one.
(rod clanks)
(music continues)
So the reporter, the one
who tried to help you,
she was in on it
the entire time?
No, no, no.
(Sofia)She was just
a happy accident
that I decided to
take advantage of.
Having her discover the evidence
made it so much more
believable, don't you think?
All this because
I slept with Ben?
You can cut the friend act now.
You're not as
clever as you think.
At first I thought you were
trying to ruin my life,
but actually you were
trying to steal it.
- (Emily sniffles)
- My job.
(music continues)
Brian, I really
hate to say this,
but she's a little unstable.
(Sofia)My boyfriend.
Even my mother.
I'm sure she's innocent.
- I know.
- If she's not, then...
There's gotta be
a reason, right?
You'll always have me.
(Julia) I love you, angel.
I'm so glad you're here.
(Julia) Thank you.
(Emily) Love you.
You know, when I said to you
this was gonna be the year
that I get exactly what
I want, I meant it.
And despite all of his faults,
Detective Wright was
right about one thing.
This happening on
my 35th birthday,
the same age as my dad,
was not a coincidence.
Detective Wright
was just as arrogant
and lousy at his job back
then as he was today.
He was so adamant that
he had the right suspect
that he completely
ignored Bobby Johnson.
If he had just listened
and arrested him
when he should have,
Bobby Johnson would not
have been able to walk
free and rob that store
three weeks later, and my dad
would still be alive today.
My mom was so overwhelmed
with being a single parent,
that she never sought
justice for my dad.
Not from Detective
Wright or the city.
So you did?
Oh, and my plan also
got me a promotion.
Everyone loves a survivor.
So technically, I killed
three birds with one stone.
And none of this would have been
possible if it wasn't for you.
So really, I came
here to say thank you.
(music continues)
Oh, and, um, you were right.
Sometimes, in order to win,
you gotta play the game.
(Emily sniffles)
(door opening)
(door closing)
(gate buzzing)
(Jessica) Well, how'd it go?
She apologized.
And did you tell her everything?
Not everything.
Well, looks like we
both got what we wanted.
(dramatic music)
(upbeat music)
You can run and
you can hide
But there's a trail
you've left behind
Trails and trails
of deep regret
I've got the key
and I won't forget
You said we're good
You said we're cool
You curve it up
the bitter truth
If karma don't karma
don't karma don't get you
If karma don't
get you I will
Careful touching
It's in your control
but I'mma have it
If karma don't karma
don't karma don't get you
If karma don't
get you I will
I will I will
If karma don't
get you I will
I will I will
Now you wanna
tell me a sorry
I don't wanna hear
your sob story
Now you got to
listen to the wording
Now you hear the
siren callin'
And you should sleep
with one eye open
You said we're good
You said we're cool
You curve it up
the bitter truth
If karma don't karma
don't karma don't get you
If karma don't
get you I will
If karma don't
get you I will