The Good Sister (2014) Movie Script

[Horns honking]
- [Kate]: Life has a cruel way
of reminding you
that just when you think
you've hit rock bottom,
there's always a lower level
you can fall to.
That's it! Great, great!
Keep running to Mom!
Ah, yeah!
That's great!
You have lovely children!
[Dog barking in distance]
Big day tomorrow?
- Oh, I think it's mostly
theatre, at this point.
I put a witness
on the stand late today
that pretty much destroyed
the prosecution's case.
- Mmm. Look at this one.
- Oh, that's great!
- Hmm. I had a little help
from Mother Nature.
- Yeah, uh-huh.
Don't sell yourself short.
You got a gift for this,
especially with the kids.
- He was sweet and he
was congratulating me,
saying: "Oh, you have
a real gift with children."
It was a nice thing to say.
He didn't mean to hurt me,
but, you know,
it really did hurt.
I mean, we haven't talked
about kids for months.
And that girl still
works in his office.
He sees her every day.
He sees her
more than he sees me.
He doesn't seem to care
how that makes me feel.
- Do you still believe
in the marriage, Kate?
- I'd like to.
'Cause otherwise,
what's--what's the point?
All those years,
all that effort,
all that hard work,
for what?
I feel exhausted
just thinking about it.
- Are you sleeping well?
- Yeah. I wake up
in a fog, but yeah.
- Well, I have something
that could take care of that.
- Could I just maybe
stop the WellTab?
I'd really rather
do fewer drugs, not more.
- Kate, you have to trust me.
Now, we're going to
get it right, eventually.
- I'm standing at the court
house where Mr. Markovic...
[Reporters clamouring]
- Sorry, guys.
- [Man on radio]:
...a clerk at the bathhouse
said Mr. Markovic was there on
the afternoon of the murder...
- Do you believe that?
They let Markovic off.
- Yeah, he must have
had a good lawyer.
[Cab driver scoffing]
- Where to, pal?
- Wow, um, I'm gonna
burst into tears!
[All laughing]
- Good job,
Jack, good job!
- Thanks.
Ah, thanks. Thank you.
[Jack]: Hello!
- Hey!
- A little bubbly
from the partners?
- You're all over the news.
- Hey, come on.
Could you be
a little happier for me?
- I could be happier for
you if I saw you more.
- We just had
this conversation.
I would rather I were working
for the good guys too,
but guess what?
The good guys lost.
- You used to be
one of the good guys.
[Cork popping]
- I'll tell you what:
Give me 3 or 4 months
to make partner,
and I promise I will shake
things up and make you proud.
- You have beautiful children!
You really have beautiful...
You have such
delightful children!
[Breathing deeply]
- It's for my
husband's birthday.
It's a surprise.
I told the children
not to say anything, huh?
- Well, your secret's
safe with me!
[Woman laughing]
- Come on, darlings.
- You know what?
Yeah, scooch in.
Let's do one just for light.
[Inhaling sharply]
- [Woman]:
Are you all right?
[Breathing heavily]
Let me get you
a glass of water.
- No, I'm fine.
It'll pass.
- Should I call for help?
- No.
I'm so sorry. I am
gonna need to reschedule.
- Hello!
[Jack in distance]: Kate?
You scared me.
[Inhaling deeply]
I'll be downstairs.
[Exhaling deeply]
[Footsteps approaching]
- Hey!
- You OK?
- Yeah, I'm fine.
- You sure?
- Yeah.
What's that?
- Ah!
Anton Markovic sent it over.
He wants to buy me
one for Christmas.
Um, I just have
to choose a colour.
- Wow, doesn't that seem
a little morally ambiguous
to accept a gift from a client?
- He was facing
first-degree murder.
I got him off.
Where's the ambiguity?
- I don't know, Jack.
Is this really why
you went to law school,
to defend people
like Anton Markovic?
- I spent 2 years with Legal Aid
and 3 more with the ACLU.
I think I've done
my bit for society.
- Yeah. I just miss
the people we used to be.
[Water splashing]
[Toilet flushing]
- So, how have you been?
- Good, actually!
Yeah. Less foggy.
- Hmm.
- I had a cup of
coffee this morning,
and, I don't know,
I really tasted it,
really felt the
warmth in my hands.
It was nice.
- Well, it sounds
like we finally
hit on the right
medications for you.
- Yep! Yep, definitely.
- So, how are
things with Jack?
- I feel like I'm finally
starting to understand
what you've been
saying all this time,
that you can't,
um, change people,
that you can only change
your reactions to them, right?
- Mmm. And how does
that make you feel?
- Good.
Like I have a choice.
- Hi!
- Oh, hi!
- I'm sorry I'm late.
- No, it's fine!
I haven't even
thought about dinner.
Uh, takeout OK?
[Jack scoffing]
- Yeah, fine.
- Uh, Italian?
- Yes, please!
This is for you.
W-what is that?
- Um...
- Sweetheart?
- Uh, according
to this letter,
I have a twin.
- What?
- "In the late 1970s,
adoption agencies in New York
"were approached to deliberately
separate identical twins
"as part of a research project."
"We are writing
to inform you
"that you were part
of that experiment
"and that your twin sister has
been in contact with this office
"asking to be
put in touch with you."
- A twin sister?
- Here, listen to this:
"The program was designed
to study child development
"among twins who'd been
raised in different homes
"to determine the influence
of both genes and environment
"on everything from
personality traits to character
"and even to the
propensity to fall in love."
I mean, you understand,
she's my clone, right?
She has 100% of my DNA.
Fraternal twins
just share 50%.
- This is fascinating:
"Twin girls,
both raised apart,
"both met their husbands at 16,
both drank coffee cold
"and both were morbidly
afraid of heights."
- There's another one here:
"Male twins, also reared apart.
"They both chain smoked Salems,
"both had woodworking shops
in their garages,
"both drove Chevys, both
served as sheriff's deputies."
I mean, I--I don't know what
to make of all of this. I--
- Well, I--I don't know
if it's frightening,
but it's--it's
kind of exciting, no?
I mean, you have
family out there.
You're not as alone
as you thought you were.
- I wonder what
kind of life she's had.
I wonder if we're connected,
you know, in some crazy ways
like--like these twins.
- Maybe. And think of what
you've both been through.
Who's gonna understand you
better than your own twin?
- I guess it's exciting.
- It says she lives in Buffalo.
That's a 7-hour drive.
Why don't you ask her
to come by this week?
- Here, to the house? No way.
I'm not comfortable with that.
- OK. How about my office?
By 8:00, we got
the place to ourselves.
And if she seems nice,
we can take her to dinner.
- Doesn't that seem like
an online-dating ploy,
for, like, keeping
your options open?
- Well, exactly. If you're
not comfortable, we can bail.
- Seriously?
- Yeah. They gave you
her cell number.
If you're not comfortable
talking to her,
and I wouldn't
blame you, text her.
8:00, Thursday, my office.
See if she's game.
- Hey, she texted.
- Hmm?
- She texted.
- Oh!
"Thursday at
8:00 is perfect.
"Thank you for
agreeing to this.
"I am really looking
forward to meeting you."
That's great!
- Hmm.- Huh?
- I don't know.
I don't know if I can
go through with this.
- This must be
scary as hell,
but I'm gonna be with you
every step of the way, OK?
- Mm-hmm.
Can I ask you something?
- Name it.
- Can you not tell
anyone about this,
just until I've met her?
- You got it.
[Birds chirping]
Where have you been? You were
supposed to get here early.
- Oh, you must be Jack.
- I--I beg your pardon.
I thought...
- Yeah, no, the guard downstairs
called me Mrs. McLennan.
- I can see why.
- We look that much alike?
- Yes, absolutely. Um, uh...
I apologize for staring.
It's--it's uncanny.
- No, it's fine. I'm
a little freaked out myself.
- Um...
- So, where is she?
- She should be
here, uh, soon.
I'm gonna call her.
- OK. Well, it's nice
to meet you, Jack.
- Nice to meet
you too, Linda.
Would you, uh... Can
I offer you a drink?
- Definitely!
- OK, this way.
- Nice!
Thank you.
- So, what
will you have?
- Uh, vodka rocks.
- That's what
Kate drinks.
- I feel like I'm in trouble.
- Meeting here was
my idea. I thought--
- Oh, no, no, no.
Don't--don't explain.
Thank you.
- You're welcome.
[Both sighing]
Uh, let me,
uh, call Kate.
- OK!
[Line ringing]
- [Kate on recording]:
Hi, this is Kate McLennan.
Please leave a message.
- So, Buffalo?- Mm-hmm.
- What do you
do in Buffalo?
- Uh, mostly temp work.
You know, I wanted to paint, but
it doesn't pay the bills, so...
- Oh, a painter?
That's interesting, 'cause,
uh, Kate's a photographer.
Did she tell you that?
- No.- No?
- We never talked.
She just sent that one text.
- Right. Um...
She's a very
good photographer.
Some of her pictures
actually look like paintings.
- Oh!
- Yeah.
- Maybe she got cold feet.
I almost didn't come.
I really... Yeah, my--
Still shaking.
You know, when
I heard I had a sister,
well, not just
a sister, a twin,
I really, really
could not believe that.
I mean, I've been
alone my whole life.
- I said the same thing!
It must be amazing
to find you're not alone.
- Yeah.
- Right, yeah?
- I wonder if
she'll like me.
- Why wouldn't
she like you?
- Really? Why should she?
She doesn't know me.
Just 'cause we're sisters,
doesn't mean we'll get along.
- Oh.
I'm gonna
try her again.
- OK!- OK.
- Hi, this is Kate McLennan.
Please leave a message.
- Where are you?
We're waiting.
Can you call me
please, at least?
She's not picking up.
I'm--I'm sorry. Um...
- You keep apologizing.
I think I'm the one
who should apologize.
- Not at all.
- I'm gonna go.
- Linda, um...
- No, I think this
was a mistake.
I, uh... Yeah, I
shouldn't have done this.
[Door opening]
- Please don't say anything.
- I thought we had a plan.
- Yeah, we did.
We did have a plan.
I just couldn't go
through with it.
I drove all the way to
your office and turned around
and came all the way home.
I didn't want to meet her.
I don't want to have a sister.
- It was spooky.
You're almost identical.
She walked into the office,
and I thought she was you.
- Really?
- Yeah.
She was very pleasant.
Nervous, though.
Her hands were shaking.
I was a little nervous myself.
- What does she do?
- She's a temp.
She said she wanted
to be a painter,
but it never panned out.
- What else? What else--
what else did you talk about?
- Not much, when she
realized you weren't coming.
- I'm an idiot!
I should have gone.
I'm sorry.
- I'm sure she's
still in town.
- Oh, I don't know.
I don't know what to do.
I don't know why
she scares me so much.
I think I'm afraid
I'm gonna see something
about myself I don't like.
- Sweetheart, whatever works
for you, works for me, OK?
If you want
to meet her, great.
If you decide you want
nothing to do with her,
she doesn't exist, OK?
- Thank you.
- [Woman on intercom]:
Your wife's on Line 2.
- Ok, thanks.
Hi, hon.
- I called.
- You called Linda?
- I just pulled up outside her
motel, here in, uh, Dorchester.
- Oh, OK, I can be there
in half an hour.
- No. I'm a big girl.
I can do this on my own.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah. I'm already here.
OK, don't worry.
I'll see you back at home.
- OK, good luck. Love you.
How did it go?
- There were these
weird things she told me,
like, she said she used to have
these incredibly vivid dreams
about a missing sister.
- A twin?
- No, not a twin. I mean,
that would have been too weird.
But she said, you know,
she would wake up
with this real feeling
of panic that was powerful.
- Didn't we read about twins
that would have the same dream?
- Yeah, yeah.
And do you remember
how I used to do that thing
where I'd be out
in a park or a store,
I'd see an older woman--
- And something about her
would remind you of you.
- It happens to her
all the time.
She's always seeing an
older woman and thinking:
"Are you my
mother? Are you?"
- Yeah, I bet every
adopted kid does that, right?
I mean, I-I'm sure I'd
do it if I were adopted.
- I didn't have a good
feeling about her, Jack.
I didn't.
The way she talked,
the way she got in my face...
And the drinking... I mean,
she had 3 vodkas to my one.
- Really?
- You know what's crazy?
I feel disappointed.
I really do.
I keep thinking
about what you said,
about how she of all people
would understand what
I've been through
'cause maybe she'd been
through something similar,
but I didn't feel any sense
of connection to her at all.
I mean, we're sitting
there, in this bar,
and I can see people
looking and smiling,
and, like: "Oh,
twins, so cute!"
I felt uncomfortable.
- Honey, I--
- No, I--I...
You know what?
I don't know why you
thought she was pleasant.
I felt really, like,
suffocated by her.
- I-I'm sorry
it went so badly.
- Oh, it's not your fault.
I mean, you've been
nothing but supportive.
- How did you leave it?
- Vague.
Like, "I'll call," but I won't.
I have no intention of calling.
You know, when I said I had to
get home, she got really creepy.
Said something like:
"Go home -- that's so nice --
to your lovely husband."
It was weird.
Promise me we won't
tell anyone about this.
- Yeah, I promise, I promise.
- It's so odd!
I mean, she's so like me
and so not like me.
It really does
make you wonder
how we become
the people we become.
[ Slowly Dive in Love
by Jason Kent ]
[Phone ringing]
My silly heart
is doing it again
So misunderstood
At everything
- [Woman on intercom]:
Your wife's on Line 1.
- OK, thank you.
Hey, hon!
- Hey! Am I catching
you at a bad time?
- Linda?
- You're good!
How could you tell?
- Uh, what can I do for you?
- Uh, well, I feel like Kate and
I got off on the wrong foot.
- Yeah, I heard.
- Yeah, I'd, uh, I'd really
like to make it right.
Could you make
a little time for me?
- You're--you're
still in town?
- Yeah, I don't give up that
easy. Could we meet for a drink?
- Uh, I don't--I don't
think that's a good idea.
- Jack, please. I mean,
I really need your help.
I just want
a chance to make it right.
- Look, Kate and I
are very private people.
It's nothing personal,
but she doesn't want
to pursue this relationship,
and I have to
respect her wishes.
I'm--I'm really sorry.
Take care.
[Horn honking in distance]
[Cell ringing]
- Jack, hey! Me again.
- H-how did you
get this number?
- Five minutes. Will you
just give me 5 minutes?
[Jack and Linda laughing]
- Uh...
It's, uh, it's uncanny.
The way you look,
the way you sound.
- Hmm. Will you
help me, Jack?
- Please don't
put me on the spot.
If this is about money,
then maybe I can do
something for you or...
But it would be once,
and I wouldn't
want Kate to know.
- No, this isn't that.
Will you just help me
work things out with Kate?
- Sorry, I misunderstood.
- Yeah, this
isn't about money.
This has never
been about money.
This is about family,
family I never had.
- Hey!
- Hey!
- I had Mexican for lunch.
- Oh, maybe if I had been
able to get a hold of you,
I could have picked up
something different.
But since you didn't
answer your phone,
and no one at the office
knew where you were...
- Please don't
start again.
- OK, I'm sorry.
- I'm sure this is way
better than the lunch place.
You know what, um,
I was thinking maybe you should
give Linda another chance.
I mean, the whole situation
is unnerving, right?
I'm sure she
wasn't at her best.
- I thought I told
you how I felt.
- Well, honey, it's
just a suggestion.
I think it would
be good for you.
You've been incredibly
isolated lately.
- I gotta say, I'd been half
expecting her to call all day.
I mean, she makes this huge
effort to track me down,
and then, you know,
just disappears,
just like it never happened,
like she never found me.
- Are you disappointed?
- No, I just think
it's odd, don't you?
- You want a beer?
- No. Thank you.
So, where
were you today?
- Sweetheart,
if you and I are gonna
start rebuilding our trust,
you have to stop asking
me these questions, OK?
- OK! You just tell me
where you were. Don't lie.
- You know what,
I'm done apologizing.
I made one mistake,
and I'm not gonna spend the rest
of my life paying for it, OK?
- It was just
the one, right?
- You're upset, but this is
probably about your sister.
- Don't tell me
what I'm upset about.
- I wish you'd work
on getting past this.
I don't wanna be cross-examined
every time I come home.
- I haven't said
anything for weeks!
- But the way
you look at me...
Not to mention your
unpredictable state of mind.
I never know who or what
I'm coming home to.
- I should've left
you so long ago!
- Kate!
[Cars honking]
Look at
that face.
This guy looks
like a murderer.
If any of you
were even considering
putting him on the stand,
go to the
back of the class.
[Cell ringing]
[Clearing throat]
I need to take this.
Excuse me!
- [Linda]: Hey! I catch
you at a bad moment?
- Uh, sort of.
Not really!
- I was wondering if you'd
had a chance to talk to Kate.
- I did, yes.
Um, I'm sorry, it's
not gonna happen.
Linda, are you there?
- Yeah, well,
thanks for trying.
And thanks for making
the time to see me yesterday.
- It's my pleasure.
- Can I buy you lunch
before I head back to Buffalo?
- I really
can't do that.
- Come on! How much
rejection can a girl take?
- OK.
- It's just
too bad, you know?
'Cause I know
I like you,
and I think Kate and I
could grow on each other.
I guess, maybe, it's
just not meant to be.
Do you have
a big family?
- No.
A brother in social work
with a very pregnant wife
who's recently
developed a serious jones
for Mama's Pizza.
And he's just started
a job with inner-city kids.
And my parents are still
here in Boston in a townhouse
we moved to
when I was nine.
- Nice house?
- No, but it was in the
right school district.
- Oh! You went to
school with the rich kids.
- Yeah! Pretty much!
- I bet you kept
to yourself, though.
I bet you just walked past
all the big, beautiful
houses and thought:
"Oh, I want a big,
beautiful house one day."
And so, then, you went
to school and you focused,
and you studied really hard,
and you got straight A's.
- You are really something.
- Hmm! Something good
or something bad?
- A little of both, I think.
- Huh! OK!
You ever been
unfaithful to Kate?
- Uh, why are you
asking me that?
- Curious.
- Yes. Once.
And she's been threatening
to leave me ever since.
- Hmm! So why hasn't she?
- I don't know.
I guess she still wants
to see if it can work.
- And you?
- Kate's fragile.
She needs me.
- So you've never
considered divorce?
- Divorce? Who said
anything about divorce?
Right now, my focus
is on making partner.
I have worked really,
really hard for this,
and I think I have
a right to enjoy it.
- Yeah, you do!
[Both laughing]
No, no, no! I
invited you to lunch.
- Please! I insist.
- OK! Thank you!
Are you free for
lunch tomorrow?
I was thinking of hanging
around for a few days,
maybe sightseeing.
- Tomorrow
doesn't look good.
- No? I'll call in
case anything changes.
- Uh, can I have my hand back?
The office is waiting.
- Hmm! You don't have anything
to worry about, Jack.
What's that called, uh,
when the lawyer is
sworn to secrecy?
- Attorney-client privilege.
- That! My lips are sealed.
- Hey, what's going on?
- It's happening again.
- Did you call Dr. O'Connor?
- What's the point?
- Kate, please don't
do this to yourself.
Just, at least get her on
the phone and--and talk to her.
- Talk?
God, Jack, you're so
completely out of touch.
Shrinks aren't interested
in talk these days.
It's all about better
living through chemistry.
- Ok. I don't want to argue.
Is there anything
I can do to help?
- Yeah! Just sleep
in the guestroom.
- OK! Holler if
you need anything.
I got your coffee.
- I'll have it later.
- Can I get you anything?
- A new life.
- All right, anything you need,
I'll be at the office.
I have an
early lunch.
- Hey, yourself!
- Um, I was glad
you hadn't left.
- Well, I had a
feeling you'd call.
- You have time
for a quick drink?
- Absolutely!
I'll get my coat.
- We had this ritual where every
Sunday, we'd go on a long hike,
and we'd use the time
to talk and reconnect
and even air out
our complaints.
- Mm-hmm! Sounds
smart. And nice!
- It was. For a long
time it worked.
But one Sunday,
we skipped our hike,
and we did the same
the following Sunday.
And before we knew it,
our little tradition
had come to an end.
- And whose fault was that?
- Oh, mine, probably.
I was busy with work.
I always had some excuse.
One day, I looked across
the breakfast table
and found myself wondering what
had happened to our marriage,
and whether it was
even worth saving.
That was a horrible thing
to say, wasn't it?
- No! It was honest.
- There are certain
things, you know.
The depression, I can't
blame her for that.
But this endless criticism
about how I've lost my way
and everything I'm doing
wrong, that's hard to take.
- Sounds to me like you're
already halfway out the door.
- Uh, this was nice.
You're, uh, real
easy to talk to.
- Well, come on in!
I'll fix you a drink.
- Uh, this is
not a good idea.
I have had too
much to drink already.
- Really?- Yeah.
- Just one more drink?
[Both kissing
and breathing heavily]
[Exhaling sharply]
- That could
become addictive.
- Mmm!
What did you
see in my sister?
- No, I'm just saying,
she's pretty, but it doesn't
look like she makes much effort.
Hmm? She seems
kind of a downer.
Don't you think?
Come on! You can talk to me.
We're not married, remember?
- Ah, ah!
- You must have been
crazy about her once.
- Uh, I guess.
- "I guess"?
- I mean, Kate's
a good person,
and she's smart and
she has good values,
but was there
a hallelujah moment?
Was I struck
by lightning? No!
- No?
- No.
- It's sad.
- To be honest, I think it
was more of a rebound thing.
A few months
before I met Kate,
the woman I thought I was
gonna marry broke things off.
- Why did she do that?
- I think she thought
I wasn't gonna be
successful enough for her.
- [Laughing]: Oh!
- I think she stopped
believing in me.
- And you should call her
and thank her
for dumping you.
- Why?
- 'Cause it made you
so driven. Right?
- Hmm...
- So, who broke your heart?
- Oh, that? Nobody.
That's me.
I'm the heartbreaker.
- Oh!
- High school.
- Oh! Should I be worried?
- [Whispering]:
Yes. Very!
[Both laughing]
- And, uh,
what about this necklace?
- This? This is to, um...
This is to protect
me from evil.
- Oh! It's not doing
a very good job, is it?
- No! Apparently, not.
What? What's going on?
- I--I feel guilty.
- Hmm!
Well, good!
I would think there is something
wrong with you if you didn't.
But I have a fix.
- Hmm?
- Mm-hmm!
- Hey! What's this?
- It's chicken soup.
- Hmm! I don't have a cold.
- What can I say?
It's comfort food.
- Hmm!
- Give it a try.
- Thank you!
- I have to go to Lowell
for a deposition tomorrow,
and I'll probably
crash there,
'cause I know I'm not gonna
get through it in one day.
- You're a terrible
liar, Jack.
- You know what?
You're not
yourself right now,
so I'm gonna
let that slide.
[Birds chirping]
- Oh, wow!
Wow, wow, wow!
I think this is the
most beautiful place
I've ever seen in
my whole life. Wow!
Thank you!
- Ah!
- Thank you!
- Jack? It is Jack!
- It's one of the
partners: Bill Korda.
Just smile and act like you know
him. We'll get through this, OK?
How are you?
What a surprise!
- Hi!- You remember Kate.
- So nice to see
you again, Bill!
- You look great!
- [Laughing]:
Oh! Well, you sound surprised!
- Oh! No, no! You both
know my wife, Barbara.
- Of course! Barbara,
so nice to see you again!
- Nice to see you, Kate!
Congratulations on
another victory, Jack.
Rumour has it
you're on your way
to becoming a member
of the family.
- Oh?
[Bill and Barbara laughing]
- We were about to
sit down for dinner.
Why don't you join us?
- We don't want to impose.
- Please! I insist.
- Thank you!
That sounds fun.
Let's do it!- OK!
- "The past explains
how you got here,
"but where you go
from here is up to you."
- That is
- Right? I think
that's good.
- I understand you're
a professional photographer.
- Um... Oh, I don't know.
I mean, I think I'm--
I think that's generous.
[Laughing]: I think I'd
probably describe myself
as a competent amateur,
but I love what I do,
and I especially
love working with kids.
- I wish we'd hired you
to do our son's portrait
before he got that
awful nose ring.
- Oh, leave him with me. I'll
make him look like a Boy Scout.
[All laughing]
I'm good for that.
[All 3 laughing]
- What a
terrific evening!
We should do this again.
- [Barbara]: Hmm!
- Anytime!
- Oh! I can't believe
you pulled that off!
- It was weirdly fun.
- What? Why are you
looking at me like that?
- You were really, really,
really good back there.
You even had me going.
- I bet I could take Kate
life's over just like that.
- That's a strange
thing to say.
- Why? A girl can
dream, can't she?
Hmm? You didn't think
about it? Not once?
- Mmm...
[Siren wailing,
car honking in distance]
- Hey!
- What do you want, Cassie?
- You took the day
off yesterday, huh?
- Excuse me?
- Is that a role-playing thing?
You and the little wife
meet at a motel
in the middle of the day
and try to spice
up your sex lives?
How does it work exactly?
Do you pretend
to be other people?
Does she wear wigs
and stiletto heels?
- You've been
following me around?
- What are you
gonna do, Jack? Fire me?
You're pathetic!
Trying to put some heat
into that dead marriage.
I don't know what
I ever saw in you.
- The legal term for what
you're doing is "stalking."
- "Stalking" is a legal term?
- I'm gonna politely suggest
that you keep your distance.
- You're forgetting something.
I'm the one who found
the witness at the bathhouse.
I didn't know that
Markovic's whole case
would hinge on the testimony
of a Russian immigrant
who clearly doesn't understand
the meaning of
the word "perjury."
- I'm gonna pretend
you didn't say that.
- Pretend all you want, Jack.
I'm just a lowly assistant,
and maybe I'll get fired,
but you, you might
end up in prison.
- Are you finished?
- You think you can just go
around breaking a girl's heart
and getting away with it?
That might have worked with
that little Venezuelan intern,
but it's not
gonna work with me.
- She saw you from
her car, I guess,
and thought you were Kate.
- Of course,
she thought I was Kate.
She could be standing next
to me and think I was Kate.
I just don't get
what the big deal is.
I mean, who's
she gonna tell?
Poor girl thinks you're having
an affair with your own wife.
But I could
be your wife.
I mean, it's like you said,
I could walk through
that front door
and take over Kate's life.
- What? I never said that.
- But you thought it.
- Stop, OK?
- What? You're mad at me now?
- No, I'm upset about Cassie.
- Why?
- The case I just won,
Anton Markovic,
she helped me
dig up a witness
that turned things
around for us.
- Huh! What do you mean?
- I don't think she's gonna
do anything, but I don't know.
I should probably tell Markovic.
- Oh, no! Don't do that.
Don't do that.
It just makes me feel
cheap. Just take it!
- That's not what
this is about.
Come on, a girl's
gotta eat, right?
- When am I gonna see you again?
- Soon.
- Hmm? Soon?- Soon.
- Maybe I should
go back to Buffalo.
- No, no! I don't-- Please
stay! I want you to stay.
- But what am I staying for?
- We talked about this.
There's nothing I
can do right now.
I'm gonna make partner
in a few months.
I have to look the part:
married, stable, solid citizen.
- Where does that
leave me? Hmm?
Just: "I'm gonna love you
forever and wait for you."
- Linda!- I don't think so!
- There are certain things
I have to take care of.
- You know what? Go back
to your mousy wife.
- This isn't about you.
- Get out!
[Cell ringing]
[Keypad beeping]
- [Kate]: Hi!
- Hey!
I'm just checking to see
if the fog had lifted.
- Hmm, not entirely,
but I'm almost
back on my feet.
- OK, good!
Because I'm gonna stop at
Philippe's for take out,
so put the good
china on the table.
- What's the occasion?
- Do we need one?
I meant everything I said, Kate.
I wanna be
a better husband.
But please stop being
so hard on me, OK?
There are two of us here.
When the depression kicks in,
you're not exactly
fun to be around.
- Well, I know. I'm working
on it with Dr. O'Connor.
What's your excuse?
- I--I didn't mean it
that way. I'm sorry.
- You know, when those
dark clouds roll in,
I'm not exactly in control.
- Well, I'll remember
that. I promise.
I keep thinking about
all the great things
that we never do anymore:
hiking and skiing...
- Hmm!
- ...that little bed and
breakfast outside Stowe
where we spent
3 whole days in bed.
- Children?- Children?
- Yeah. Do you
think about children?
- Yeah, of course!
Children would be great.
Just remember, every
parent we know
lives in a state
of constant anxiety.
- Yeah, but they
all say it's worth it.
- Well, of course they do. They
can't give them back, can they?
- Mine did.
[Child shouting in distance]
[Car beeping]
[Glass shattering]
- [Linda]: Dear Kate:
Your husband is a rat.
We've been having an affair.
I'm not proud of it, but
you deserve to know the truth.
Love, Linda.
- Jack?
[Glass clinking]
Oh my God! What happened?
- I don't know.
I just got here myself.
- Is anything missing?
- It doesn't look like it.
- I'm gonna call the cops!
- And tell them what?
That somebody broke
in and took nothing?
- What aren't you telling me?
- Don't start again.
- I can tell you're
keeping something from me.
- What, now you're clairvoyant?
- Jack!
- Don't push me, Kate.
I told you, I'm
done apologizing.
- Don't lie to Kate!
- What?
- She deserves to know!
- How dare you
break into my house!
- I'm not some slut
you get to use
whenever you want.
I'm calling Kate,
and I'll tell
her everything!
What are you doing!
- You better think hard
about what you're doing.
You don't know me. You don't
know what I'm capable of.
- You're right! I have
no idea who you are.
But for the first time,
I feel sorry for my sister!
- Go back to Buffalo. If you
don't, this is gonna end badly.
[Camera shutter clicking,
siren wailing]
[Chatter on police radio,
[Men talking, indistinct]
- I'll be sure to
pass on the message.
- I was working
late one night,
and she was getting
ready to go home,
and she saw me through the
glass and came in to chat.
I offered her a drink.
- When was this exactly?
- Late March, early April.
But the whole thing only lasted
maybe 5 or 6 weeks.
She was taking it
a little seriously,
and I didn't want
to lead her on.
I told her I had no intention
of leaving my wife.
- How did that go over?
- She wasn't happy.
There were a few tears,
but she didn't make a scene.
- Did anyone know
about the affair?
- Yes, my wife.
I got careless.
She saw an email.
But no one in
the office knows.
We were very discreet.
- Did you ever meet
any of her friends?
- No, and she didn't
talk about them.
I don't think she had many
friends, come to think of it.
She struck me
as a little lonely.
Maybe I took
advantage of that.
I don't know.
I hope not.
- Yeah, I hope not.
Thank you.
- [Whispering]: OK.
- How did it go?
- I told him
what little I knew.
I'm not sure it helped.
- She seemed like such
a sweet girl, you know?
- Yeah.
- Attractive too.
That shock of wild red hair.
You know, for a while,
I thought there was something
going on between you two.
- What? No!
- By the way,
Kate looked terrific
the other night, happy too.
I know you guys had
a rough patch a while ago.
I'm glad to see you
back on solid ground.
- Thanks, Bill.
- OK, talk to you later.
- Yeah.
- Do you have
something to tell me?
- About what?
- The girl.
I saw it on the news.
You didn't say
anything about it
when we spoke
on the phone earlier.
- What would you
have wanted me to say?
- I just think you
might mention it, no?
Isn't it basic human empathy?
A girl you had an affair
with is murdered,
and you say nothing?
- You're right.
I feel lousy, yes.
But if I tell you
I feel lousy,
that's probably the wrong
thing to say, right?
- You don't look
like you feel lousy.
You know what I see? Relief.
- Relief? Why would
I feel relieved?
- You tell me.
- What are you saying?
Are you implying
I had something to do with it?
- No, I wasn't,
but now I'm wondering.
[Siren wailing]
[Cell phone ringing]
[Ringing stops]
- Hello.
- You need to come home
right away.
- What's going on?
- Just listen to this.
- Kate! Hi, it's Linda.
Just wanted to reach out.
I think about you a lot,
you and your lovely life,
more than you believe.
How's that gorgeous
husband of yours?
Tell him I'm really sorry
about his girlfriend, OK?
Well, take care. Bye!
- How does she know
about your affair?
- I told you
I have no idea!
- Have you been
in touch with her?
- How can you even suggest
such a thing?
- So what am I missing?
- I really don't
have time for this.
- We should call the police!
- And tell them what?
She's obviously smart.
The message is too ambiguous
to be a threat.
- I knew something was off
about this woman.
I knew it from
the moment I met her.
- I'll tell you what I think.
Her feelings are hurt.
You sent her back to Buffalo,
and she's angry.
- But I don't think
she went back to Buffalo.
I don't think Cassie's murder
made the evening news
in Buffalo!
- I don't know.
My meeting started
20 minutes ago.
- Where is she getting
her information from?
- Hey, I am as confused
as you are!
- Oh, I give up! I give up!
I give up! I give up!
I went to see
Adam Teichman this morning.
- About a divorce?
- I can't do this anymore, Jack.
I don't trust you.
- Kate, how many times
do I have to tell you
I don't wanna lose you?
- Yeah, I wish
I could believe it.
- Sweetheart, don't do this.
- Jack, just go back
to your office.
Don't do anything to jeopardize
your hallowed partnership.
- I won't let you
do this to me!
You file for divorce,
I will annihilate you!
[Elevator beeping]
- Hi, it's Linda.
Do it at the beep,
unless this is Jack.
If this is Jack,
go screw yourself.
- No witnesses, autopsy report.
We should look into insanity.
We should insist
on separate trials.
If we don't,
they're both going to fry.
- I'm very sorry
I'm late.
[ Woman singing jazz
on stereo, indistinct ]
- Kate?
Hey! What are
you doing here?
- Deborah, hey! Michael!
How are you doing?
It's so nice
to see you guys!
- You, uh, meeting
Jack for dinner?
- Jack? No.
No, no!
Well, you know
your brother, right?
Why bother coming
back to me
when you're having
so much fun at the office?
- Is everything OK, Kate?
- Me? Oh, yeah, peachy!
Yeah, yeah!
- Come on. Let us
drive you home.
- Why? I'm just getting
started, Deborah!
- Maybe you've had enough.
- Maybe I want more than
enough, huh? How about that?
You guys! It is so
good to see you.
It's so good to see any couple
that is really happily married!
You know how rare that is?
It's great.
Here's to you!
- Two brothers were charged
with murdering a cab driver.
They had separate trials.
The first brother was acquitted.
The 2nd brother went to trial.
His brother was
the first witness.
[Cell phone buzzing]
He confessed to the crime.
They both walked.
Jack, are you with us?
- I'm sorry, yes.
[Cell phone buzzing]
Excuse me. I'm sorry.
I have to take this.
It's a personal matter.
- Hi, Jack, it's me.
- Yeah, Michael, what's up?
Um, Deb and I just ran
into Kate at Mama's Pizza.
- Uh, yeah?
Uh, she's at the bar, drinking.
- Is everything all right?
- Well, she's alone,
and she acted like she hadn't
seen us in months.
And she kept
calling Deb "Deborah."
- Huh! I don't get it.
- She's had a few, Jack.
I think we should
drive her home.
- Uh, no, no.
I'll handle it.
Thanks, Michael,
and thanks for calling.
- All right.
I'm really, terribly sorry.
This is a personal emergency.
Please forgive me.
[ Cell phone ringing ]
[Tires screeching]
[ Man singing rock on
car stereo, indistinct ]
- Hello, stranger!
- So, this is how you
get my attention, huh?
By leaving crazy messages
on my answering machine?
Harassing my family?
- I didn't harass them.
I was perfectly civil.
- What do you want?
- I just wanted to see
if they'd buy it.
- Buy what?
- They thought I was Kate!
- You are really
beginning to scare me.
- This is what
I was calling about.
- You can't be serious.
I don't believe you.
- You don't believe me?
There's another kit
in the bathroom, Jack.
You're welcome to check.
I did it twice.
Are you gonna
say something?
- Kate can't even
get pregnant,
and you get pregnant
without even trying.
- Well, maybe
it's another sign.
Hi! I've missed you.
- Wow! My life is
going to hell!
- Don't say that!
You've got me. I'm here.
- Kate went to see a divorce
attorney, this guy, Teichman.
I've worked too hard to let her
take it all away from me.
- It sounds like there's
no reasoning with her.
- No, that's the thing.
I never know who
I'm coming home to,
the angry, vindictive bitch
or the kind, generous
wife who is willing
to give her philandering
husband another chance.
Maybe it's the cocktail
of antidepressants.
I don't know, but sometimes
she gets a look in her eye...
- What if you never had to see
that look again, Jack? Hmm?
Then what?
I'd do anything
for you.
That's what
love is, right?
- I got--I gotta
get back.
- What are we doing
about the baby?
- Uh, I don't know yet.
- Well, can you
just hold me?
Can you just-- Come on!
Just--just hold me
a little bit.
- What are you--
What the hell are you doing?
Give that to me.
Linda, open the door!
[Toilet flushing]
You're crazy!
[Door opening]
What the hell do you
think you're doing?
- What are you
talking about?
- You know exactly
what I'm talking about.
- I have no idea.
I just had the most delicious
dinner at La Ferme.
Oh, a little Dover sole with
some capers and some lemon.
A couple of glasses
of the Sancerre.
You can say what you like
about that Gavi,
there is nothing to touch
a good Sancerre.
- Yeah, you think this is funny?
- No, I think it's serious.
I think it's deadly serious.
- Yeah, you've got that right.
- And Teichman does too.
And potentially
very lucrative!
You can drag me through
the law courts all you like
with your big guns,
but at the end of the day, you
are gonna pay for my defence.
And if you make partner,
I'm entitled to
a chunk of that too!
- Teichman is a 3rd-rate lawyer.
He has no idea what
he's talking about.
- Well, we'll see.
- Yeah.
- In the interest
of full disclosure,
I shared with him those
pornographic emails
between you and Cassie.
He said something about showing
those to your future partners.
Oh, you appear to have
misplaced your wedding band.
I wonder if that
was subconscious.
- Would you stop, OK?
I lost it at Korda's club.
We looked in the sauna,
the men's room, the showers.
The manager is still
hoping it'll turn up.
- You have such an
unfortunate "tell," Jack.
Whenever you lie, there's
a surfeit of detail.
- Why would I lie about that?
If you don't believe me,
call the club!
- I would if I cared,
but I don't give a damn.
- One beer, please.
[ Electronic lounge
on stereo ]
[ Muffled bass on car stereo ]
- You look like
you're finally ready.
You've done everything
you can, Jack.
You have. It sounds to me
like she's pretty dug in.
She's just out
to punish you now.
- Uh, you're
probably right.
- I know I am.
- What the hell
did I do to her?
I screwed up.
I admitted it.
I'm sick of it. I'm sick
of living on my knees.
- Yeah, you
shouldn't have to.
- I don't know
what to do.
- Yeah, you do.
Yeah, you do, Jack.
You know exactly what to do.
You help me take over her life.
- Did Cassie Morgan work
on the Markovic case?
- Uh, I'm sure she may have.
Everyone pitches in around here.
- The reason why I ask
is because, on August 16th,
she made several calls
to a Russian bathhouse.
- I'm sure that's possible.
I just don't remember.
- Did you know that that
witness from the bathhouse
had gone back
to Moscow?
- I did not.
- Yeah, we haven't been
able to find him, though.
So maybe he didn't
go back to Moscow.
Maybe someone wanted it
to look that way.
- I'm not sure I follow.
[Cell phone buzzing]
- Go ahead and answer that,
I don't mind.
- It's OK.
It's not important.
Go ahead.
- Can you take
a look at something?
- Yes, absolutely.
- Do you recognize
that bracelet?
- Yes, I bought it for her.
We spent a day in Quincy,
and she saw it
in a store window,
and I went back and
surprised her with it.
- How about this?
- Um, no. No, I've never
seen that before.
- It was found a few yards
from Miss Morgan's body.
Probably not connected,
but it doesn't hurt to ask.
Thank you.
You know, I can't believe
that bastard Markovic
is walking the
streets a free man.
- It was the
prosecution's job
to convince the
jury he was guilty.
If you're looking for someone
to blame, you should blame them.
[Inhaling sharply]
- Hi!
- Hi! What are
you doing here?
- Why have you
been ignoring me?
- This isn't the place.
Let's walk back
to the elevator.
- No, I don't understand!
You talked me into
this and suddenly--
- I talked you into it?
You have it backwards.
- No, Jack,
this was your idea.
- I need you to leave.
- Let go of me!
- Don't you dare
make a scene!
Come with me.
- I don't understand why
you're so angry with me.
What did I do?
[Door closing]
What? Why are you
looking at me like that?
Come on! Look,
I wanted to show you this.
- Oh! Whoa!
- It's beautiful.
Look at the design.
There's no hammer
to snag on your pocket.
- Would you put
that away, please?
- Yeah, sure.
But I came to tell you
you were right.
You're totally right.
There's no other way.
This is the only way.
I love you.
[Door opening]
- Uh, I'd--I'd like to talk.
These last few days,
I've been giving us
a lot of thought,
and we are about to go down a
path we are really gonna regret.
I screwed up.
I did this to us,
and I take full
responsibility for everything.
I really want for us
to be a team again.
I love you, Kate, and I'll
do anything to make it work.
- You keep saying that,
but the damage is done.
- Please?
I'm just asking for
one more chance.
Kate, don't give up on me.
Please don't
give up on us.
- I see why you do
so well in court, Jack.
It's not gonna
work here.
I think you should find yourself
another a place to live.
- Try it.
Heavy, right?
Here, you wanna
use 2 hands.
Move the thumb
out of the way.
- Yeah.
Like that.
[Birds chirping]
Wow! How are you gonna get
her all the way out of here?
- This is where
we used to hike.
In fact, this is where
I proposed to her.
- Nothing.
It makes me sad.
I hate the thought
of you with her.
I feel like I have
a lot to learn.
I don't wanna
make any mistakes,
you know, with your
family or your friends
and the people
you work with.
I guess I'll have to
teach myself photography.
But that'll be fun.
And I'm a quick study.
- We're almost there.
[Crows cawing in distance]
The critical thing is
for them not to find the body.
Without a body, it's
very tough to make a case.
[Jack panting and grunting]
- You think
that's deep enough?
Huh? Jack, you think
it's deep enough?
- You want it deeper?
- Why are you talking
to me like that?
What are you doing?
Put the gun down!
- I know you killed Cassie.
They found your necklace.
- I don't know what
you're talking about!
- You're worse than some of
the people I've defended.
- Put the gun down!
- Why Cassie?
- Because she was gonna
hurt you. I did it for you!
- You are nothing like Kate.
Nothing like her at all.
- I love you, Jack.
I love you!
- I can't even believe
you're related.
I'm gonna go home, and I'm gonna
make my marriage work.
- You can't! You'll be
killing the wrong sister.
- I'm killing the one that
got me into this mess.
- Don't do it!
Put the gun down!
- No!
- Let me go!
You'll never hear
from me again!
- I don't trust you.
- You'll never see me again!
- I can't take that chance.
- Just think of the baby!
- That thing's gonna
keep me tied to you
for the rest
of my life.
- You didn't think
I'd be stupid enough
to give you a loaded
gun, did you, Jack?
Those were blanks.
Look at me.
Do you not
recognize me?
I'm the girl you fell
in love with, Jack.
Except you
didn't, right?
You didn't have
a hallelujah moment.
You weren't struck
by lightning.
It's too bad.
It's too bad I fell
for a liar and a cheat.
I created Linda just
to see how far you'd go.
Boy, did you go.
If you had said no
to her, just once,
we wouldn't be here.
But here we are.
[Gunshot echoing]
[Door creaking]
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