The Row (2018) Movie Script

[initial music]
[grinding sound]
[eerie music]
[train zooms by]
[harmonious music]
[intense music]
[crowd cheering]
[crowd yelling and whistling]
[robotic beeps]
[camera shutter clicks]
[electronic music]
[crowd screaming]
[electronic music continues]
[crowd whistling]
It wasn't until the neighbors
called in about the smell
that they found the body.
The torso was half chewed
up by the cats.
That's why it's always important
that you check in.
It sounds like it's important
to have a dog and not a cat.
Yes, Dad. I promise,
I will check in with you
every single day.
- Would that make you happy?
- Yes.
- I'm very proud of you.
- Thank you.
Your mom would be
proud of you too.
So cute. Oh, my God.
- Put the weapon down, Becks.
- Okay.
You guys take care
of each other, okay?
[Becks] Always. You know,
I got her.
Nothing's gonna happen.
You realize nobody
of your generation
is gonna be
able to run for office.
- We don't want to.
- I might.
You know, I got a great face,
loveable character...
- That's not happening.
- It's such a loveable character.
- Bye, Dad.
- [Cole] Bye.
Bye, Daddy.
[soft music playing]
The fact that you
talk about, like,
procreating with my dad is...
I just want to be
in your family tree.
I just want to be your stepmom.
It'd be kind of sick.
You'd have to be like...
Why did I tell her
the cat story?
- [car brakes screeching]
- What the hell?
Oh, my God!
Holy shit! Nina!
What are you doing here?
I haven't seen you in 15 years.
- You look great.
- Thanks.
You too.
[car honking horn]
Um... you better...
It was good seeing you, Cole.
You too.
- Someone's got a new man.
- He kind of looks like...
[car honking horn]
Here's my badge.
You want to see the gun too?
Sorry, Officer. My bad.
[cell phone ringing]
- Yeah?
- [Grey] We found the lab.
Do we wait?
No, we don't wait.
We go tonight.
[Grey] All right.
Meet us at the warehouse.
[car door thuds shut]
[ominous electronic music]
[truck driving by]
[ominous music]
Backup is on the way.
If we wait, he's gone.
Let's go get this guy.
[suspenseful music]
[eerie music]
[door creaks open]
[suspenseful music]
[exciting music]
[exciting music continues]
- Oh, shit. Don't shoot.
- Freeze.
Please, I've got kids.
Please, please.
[Cole] Where's Hernandez?
[girl] In the other room.
Please let me go.
I got nothing
to do with this shit.
- Get the fuck out here.
- [girl] Please.
[suspenseful music]
[suspenseful music continues]
[action music]
[Cole] Vincent Hernandez,
you're under arrest!
Freeze, do not move!
- Put that thing down!
- Freeze, goddamn it!
- [glass shatters]
- They're running!
[Hernandez] Fuck you, pigs!
- Put the fucking knife...
- [groans]
Put it down! I said, stop!
You're gonna shoot me?
Get against the fucking pole!
Get against the fucking pole.
Stay right against
this fucking pole.
I ain't telling you shit!
[action music]
A little bad cop.
[woman shouts]
Hey, hey, hey, stop!
[police] Against the table.
You're under arrest.
- Hands behind your back.
- [woman] Babe!
- Babe!
- Stop it right now.
Shut the fuck up!
[woman crying]
Shut the fuck up. You got him?
Let me go or I slit
this fucker's throat!
- No, no, no.
- No, no, no, no!
[woman] Let me go!
[ominous music]
I'm gonna fucking kill him!
- Drop the knife and let him go!
- Let me go now!
- Drop the knife!
- Let me go!
- That's not happening.
- Let me go! Let me go!
Put the knife down!
Drop that knife and let him go!
I'm gonna slit his throat!
- [gunshot]
- Fuck!
- Oh, shit!
- [gunshots]
Holy shit!
[laughing continues]
You reap what you sow, boy.
Shut the fuck up!
You reap what you sow!
- [laughs]
- Shut the fuck up!
[eerie music]
[door opens]
[door closes shut]
Pending an IA investigation.
Hey, you wanna grab a drink?
Yeah, alone.
[suspenseful music]
Are we the only ones here
who literally know no one?
I'm no one. Okay, that's fine.
I see how it is.
- I wasn't talking about you, B.
- Childhood best friend.
I know,
and that's the beauty of it.
I can let the whole
couple-teachers thing go,
and you can let the whole
detective's daughter,
strait-laced virgin...
- All right, I get it.
- Okay, okay.
Hey, we should do that.
Instant social life,
instant friends.
Instant liver damage?
Yes, but Phi Lambda
is the dream.
I mean, look at them.
It'd be like if Victoria's
Secret was a sorority.
[electronic music]
Aren't sororities
kind of pretentious?
Fuck, yes,
you have to pay to get in.
But you'll get us in,
because you can be
the virgin that they sacrifice
and I can be
your slutty plus-one.
I think I'm good.
Wait, wait.
Carter West
totally just checked you out.
No, see what I mean?
We're so joining.
I'm not taking no for an answer.
We're doing it.
[teacher] How can humans
do horrible things?
Like commit genocide
or torture... one another.
Does free will exist?
Or are we simply driven
by our environment,
our biology,
our non-conscious influences?
What is consciousness?
Or the notion of self?
Phi Lambda is having pledges
over for Rush Week on Friday.
- Oh, Becks...
- No, we're going.
[Becks] Okay, we can just see
what it's like.
[teacher] Father
of psychoanalysis,
Sigmund Freud.
Born 1856 in Austria...
and he came up with a theory...
Just so you know...
Carter West likes
Phi Lambda girls.
[teacher] Anyone know
what that is?
What's your name?
We all do things, also...
[vocal music]
...that we know
we shouldn't be doing.
Why do we do it?
[girls shouting]
[chill out music]
That bad, huh?
[clears throat]
Ahh... It's... Yeah.
Yeah. Sororities
aren't for everyone.
Though some of these girls
take it way too seriously.
Yeah, most of those girls
need to get
their heads examined.
Easy now, my sister went there.
It's the only reason I got
this sweet job.
Oh, your sister has
to get you jobs?
No... It's not that bad, though.
I mean, I'm a valet at a party
that almost everybody walked to.
And it beats moving kids
into the dorms, so...
So, you gonna pledge?
I don't know.
I like a lot of the girls,
but tonight's been a lot.
Oh, my God, there you are.
Okay, I did it.
I'm amazing, I got us in.
- To what?
- Zeta opening rush.
Basically, one giant rager
along the entire Row.
Best day of your life.
We're going.
- I'm sorry, we got to go.
- Bye.
I hooked up
with the hottest guy.
It's the treasure, like it's...
[electronic music]
[funky music]
[Becks] I'm not gonna go
to a pool party by myself.
Hi. Becks Power and Riley Cole.
AJ put us on the list
for this...
[girl] You got to be kidding me.
It looked lame anyway.
Yeah, that's fine.
Whatever. Let's just go.
- [funky music]
- Just you two.
Oh, my gosh, Becks.
This is insane.
This is insane!
[electronic music]
AJ, how are you?
- This is Riley.
- Hi.
- Don't be shy.
- One for you.
- You want a drink?
- Thank you. Yes, of course.
Follow me.
- How you doing?
- I'm always good.
- [AJ] Vodka? Tequila?
- [Becks] Vodka.
Vodka. Chaser? Yes, no?
- Cranberry?
- Uh... pineapple.
- Pineapple?
- Yes.
Why pineapple?
You should look it up.
Let's check.
- Pineapple juice?
- Yes!
You are such a sick shit!
I'm a sick little slut.
What is up, brother man?
How's it going?
- You want a shot?
- Yeah, hit me up.
Oh! No, no, no!
These are not gonna work.
- Perfect. Thank you so much.
- There you go.
And this is for you.
- How's that?
- Perfect.
- Good?
- Thanks, thanks.
Brains and beauty
should always be rewarded.
It's rare.
And freshmen getting asked
to come to upper-class Psych
doesn't go unnoticed.
Nor does...
Well, you know, how you look.
- Okay, we need a stronger drink.
- Yeah, yeah.
All right. To the Row.
- To...
- Getting fucked up at college!
Go get in the pool!
Let's do this!
[party music]
- You got in?
- My friend Becks got us in.
- You're Riley Cole, right?
- Yeah.
I'm Celeste Aster,
Chapter President.
This is Ana.
She's kind of my right hand.
- Hi.
- What's up?
This is Phi Lambda!
[girls shouting]
It's kind of our job to know
that your mom
was part of Phi Lambda.
- She was?
- Yeah.
Chapter President '89, I think.
Wait, you didn't know?
There's a lot
I don't know about my mom.
She died when I was seven.
But that seems a little intense
for a party like this.
We really think you're
Phi Lambda material.
- You wanna have a real drink?
- Yes.
[girls shouting]
[rock music]
[girls shouting]
Bring it on.
[indistinct chatter]
[rock music]
Hey. Can we talk about this?
Carter, I saw you
with that chick.
You know, I thought this time
with me, it would be different.
You're supposed to know
how this works.
You're right.
[door creaks open]
[electronic music]
[cigarette burning]
[cell phone beeps]
[door thuds open]
[suspenseful music]
Leave me the fuck alone, Carter.
I said, I don't want to talk!
[eerie music]
Come on, what is this?
What the fuck?
[scary music]
[knife slashes]
[knife slashes]
[scary music]
[blood oozing]
[raindrops pattering]
[keyboard taps]
[telephone rings]
[telephone beeps]
I'm still alive, Dad.
[Cole] Just checking in.
How'd you spend
your first weekend on campus?
Mmm... just stayed in
with Becks.
How's work?
It's... same as ever, busy.
[Riley] You got a dog yet?
I'm thinking about it.
Dad, did you know that Mom
was a part of a sorority
called Phi Lambda?
Yeah, I'm here.
I thought you said that Mom
hated sororities.
I doubt I said that, I'm...
I'm on a case, Riley.
I got to go. I'm busy.
- I love you.
- [Riley] I love you, bye.
[cell phone beeps]
[telephone beeps]
[blows air]
[record playing]
[blues rock music]
[blues rock music continues]
[cameras clicking]
[chatter on police radio]
[suspenseful music]
[door creaks open]
- [eerie music]
- [muffled screams]
[dark scary music]
[girl] Ladies,
welcome to Phi Lambda.
You bad bitches
are the chosen few
who have been selected
to take the next step
towards initiation.
But now you can relax.
No hazing.
Tonight is about getting
a little drunk.
And most of all,
it's about having fun.
So to tonight's new sisters!
[girls shouting]
Or are you trying a small on?
[mysterious music]
She looks just like you.
I can't believe she was here.
Becks, she was here,
in this house.
There's a lot
I don't know about her.
Maybe you're meant to be here.
Maybe joining Phi Lambda
is a way of reconnecting
with her or something.
[girl] This way, ladies.
Maybe it's body shots?
This way.
Keep following me.
Keep it going.
Keep it moving. Let's go.
Come on. Let's go.
[guitar feedback]
[girls screaming]
[strange music]
[girls continue screaming]
So, like,
we lied about the hazing.
You dumb shits actually
believed it, didn't you?
Strip, bitches!
Okay, you'll have
two minutes to hide.
When you're found,
you'll be subjected to,
shall we say, further trials.
But the last pledge to be found
will be granted exemption
from these trials.
So, let the games begin!
Run, bitches!
[girls screaming]
[psychedelic music]
Fucking disgusting.
Choose one.
Gross! Get the fuck out!
- Can I at least have my clothes?
- You can have your phone.
Go take a selfie
in front of Zeta
and then you can stay.
Come on, now. You choose one.
And who are we missing?
[door creaks open]
Is anybody in here?
I know you're in here.
[girl] Hello?
[suspenseful music]
[knife slashing]
[girl screams]
[cameras clicking]
[police sirens wailing]
Oh, thank God.
Thank God you're okay.
[radio police chatter]
- You're okay, right?
- Yeah.
Come home with me till we
figure out what's going on here?
Yeah, I want to go home.
Okay, good.
I'm gonna go inside
and see how everything's
going in there,
and then we'll get you
out of here.
- Okay.
- You stay with her?
Yeah, of course.
[man] Give me a couple of shots
over here.
Are you sure you want
to go home?
You didn't see her face, Becks.
[flash powers up]
[cameras continue clicking]
She won't be the last.
I agree.
This took work.
[eerie music]
[Grey] The sick fuck is
probably just getting started.
Hey, boss,
Ellingham is on her way.
I got to go anyway.
I got to get Riley home.
But I want in on this,
are we clear?
[camera clicks]
[camera clicks]
Goddamn it, Cole.
You're suspended. What the fuck
are you doing here?
Just leaving, ma'am.
[Ellingham] You have no idea
what position I'm in.
I'm sorry, ma'am. I'm gone.
You got suspended?
- When did that happen?
- The day I dropped you off.
When are you gonna start
being honest with me?
I'm your kid.
There are girls in there
who are complete strangers
and they're telling me more
about my mom than you ever have!
- Can we talk about this at home?
- I'm not going home.
Ellingham wants me
to take you to your car.
I'm talking to my daughter.
Give me a second.
I'll be fine, Dad.
I have friends here.
Now, Cole. Let's go.
- Fuck.
- Come on. Keep moving.
[acoustic guitar music]
- Riley.
- [gasps]
Sorry. Didn't mean
to frighten you.
It's okay.
Yeah, we're all on edge.
- Did you happen to know Isabel?
- Yeah, sort of.
I'm glad to see you're focusing
on your studies.
It's good to stay busy
at a time like this.
- This was decent.
- Really? Thank you.
You have a surprisingly
solid grasp
of psychology for a freshman.
Well, my dad is a detective.
So he kind of raised me
to read people.
He was relentless
when I brought a boy home.
[laughs] Make sense.
You know, I teach an advance
level Criminal Psych class.
Serial killers,
criminal profiling.
It's normally for seniors,
Think about it
for next semester.
Will do.
You're a capable student.
I'd like to see how
far you can go.
- Humph.
- Sometimes we...
we get together in a group.
We order pizza.
If we're feeling
really crazy, we...
- crack open some root beer.
- I'll keep it in mind.
- Professor Villiers?
- Petra!
Let's go to my office.
- Take care, Riley.
- See you.
- What did he want?
- Nothing.
I brought you something.
- What?
- Something...
Class of '89. Is my mom in here?
Check it out.
Tonight we're honoring Isabel.
We're all gonna just meet up
at Randy's,
this main bar
we all hang out at.
Will you come?
[bus zooms by]
Her computer looks like she's on
all the usual social media.
We're going through
it all but there's
one thing I found interesting.
Tell me.
There's one app
she constantly used.
It doesn't have a name,
just a Greek symbol. Row.
And none of our guys here
have ever heard of it.
Not even the techs.
They can't even
recover the data.
Can't you just download
it yourself?
Well, I tried. It's not
on the App Store or Android.
The only thing I found on it
was some dark-web rumor blog.
Apparently, you need to be
invited with some access code.
Some Illuminati type shit.
Run it down.
[telephone beeps]
[party music]
- Kind of fun.
- You've been here before?
I've heard about things.
You've heard about Randy's?
Yeah, I've heard about Randy's.
[rap music]
- How are you?
- I'm good.
- Hey, girls.
- Hi, Riley.
I got ditched
for a boy, quickly.
What game are you playing?
Row. It's like Greek Tinder.
You have to be in a sorority
or a frat and be invited.
You won't find that anywhere.
Not for pledges.
Right here.
And I have party favors.
[girl] I love you!
Just one. I got you, here.
Thank you very much.
Here we go. Okay.
- One for you.
- Okay. Ready?
To Isabel.
- To Isabel!
- Isabel!
- Wait, what is this?
- What?
- It's Molly.
- Molly. Magic Molly.
I think I'm just gonna drink.
- No!
- What?
Listen, you only live once.
This is college.
Have a little fucking fun!
[girl] Have a little
fucking fun!
We treat you so nice.
I'm telling you.
[slow beat music]
[acoustic guitar music]
[girls screaming]
- [moans]
- You okay?
We really have to stop
meeting like this.
[both laughing]
This is not my scene.
- Okay.
- You good?
- I'm Miller, by the way.
- Riley.
Nice to meet you, Riley.
Hey. Excuse me.
Excuse me,
you can't go in there.
Calm down, fun police.
I'm not driving.
I just need these to get back
into my apartment.
Is that okay with you?
I'll be back
for the car tomorrow.
Feel free to wax it.
Fucking drunk girls.
[Riley] I got to go home.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
Easy, easy, easy.
Okay, all right.
What are you doing?
I'm going home.
What, you think
you're gonna drive?
Yeah. Yeah, I'll drive you.
[door thuds shut]
I'll be back in, like, 15.
[car door slams shut]
[car engine starts]
Hey, it's Riley.
Leave me a message.
[Grey] Hey, for the record,
I hardly called my parents
when I was in college.
Was there a killer
loose at your college?
Good point. Keep calling her.
You know you're not supposed
to be working this case.
Yeah, well, let them try and
stop me. It's my kid's school.
I'm gonna head to the office,
see what I can dig up there.
Just don't let Ellingham
catch you.
[eerie music]
Sees her as an object.
A doll he can play
with anyway he wants.
Wakey, wakey.
- Oh!
- Oh, wait. Easy, easy, hey.
Wait, Riley, hang on.
You forgot your bag.
[car door shuts]
[breathing hard]
[car door closes]
Riley, your bag, your keys.
- [grunts]
- Whoa!
- [groans]
- You okay?
- You all right?
- I'm okay.
- I'm okay.
- You forgot your bag.
And your keys.
Does that look like
an apartment key to you?
Yeah, yeah, they're short.
Hey, listen...
What do you think about
doing something
that doesn't involve puking
and frat parties
with a humble valet guy like me?
You don't think I look hot
when I puke?
Put your number in that phone.
[beeping continues]
I think you look good.
Call me.
Wait. No, you have my number.
You got to call me.
You got it?
[door creaking open]
I know you're in there.
[eerie music]
[door creaking open]
[scary music]
[suspenseful music]
Oh, my God.
My head is literally pounding.
[Ana] Tell me about it.
Oh, my God.
Where were you last night?
We were looking
everywhere for you.
I drank way too much liquor
and ended up puking
in the bushes all night.
[Celeste] You got off easy.
Ana threw up in my purse.
[groans] Gross!
Fucking fun, right?
Do you guys care if I check out
more of your book stuff?
Help yourself.
[doorbell rings]
Mmm... thank God the pizza
is here.
Pledges, get the door!
So loud!
Do you want to get it?
[mysterious music]
[footsteps approach]
Oh, my God.
I didn't know
anyone was in here.
- I almost just wet my pants.
- Sorry. [laughs]
I don't think we've met.
I'm Riley.
Oh. Nina. I'm the house mother.
- Class of '91.
- I saw your picture in the hall.
[Nina] Mm-hmm.
Wait, '91. Did you know my mom?
Margaux Cole?
- You're Margaux's daughter.
- Yeah.
[eerie music]
Yeah, I knew your mom, somewhat.
That's amazing.
Would you mind looking at this?
In every other picture
I've seen of her
she looks so happy,
but in this one, it's just...
I don't know,
she seems different.
Do you know why?
Mmm... I don't know.
[Nina] I have to get going.
So... It was nice
meeting you, Riley.
There's so much
that I don't know about her.
If you know anything,
it would mean the world to me.
It would mean so much to me.
It's really not my place, Riley.
Maybe you should talk
to your father.
My dad? You know my dad?
I do. I did know him.
[Nina] Look, I...
I probably shouldn't
even be saying this, but...
let's just say Margaux
wasn't the nicest girl
in the sorority.
Hey, Nina. Where are all
the Psych 120 papers?
Excuse me, Riley.
[car drives by]
[door thuds open]
[door buzzer rings]
What did my mom do?
Something happened at Phi Lambda
and I want to know what it was.
- Riley!
- Enough!
Start being honest with me!
Your mother was involved
in a hazing incident.
One of the girls
couldn't handle it.
She killed herself.
Are you fucking kidding me?
I don't know any of the details.
Your mother refused to talk
to me about it.
But trust me, Riley,
your mother felt horrible.
[Cole] Everybody makes mistakes.
Who keeps something like that
from their kid?
- Who does that?
- [Cole] She's your mother!
How am I supposed
to tell you that?
[cell phone ringing]
Answer your phone, Dad.
It's what you fucking do best.
- [ringing continues]
- Riley! Riley!
All right. I'm on my way.
[camera clicks]
First the arms and now the legs.
[Cole] What's he doing
with the body parts?
I'm sure you'll enlighten us,
- How did you get here so fast?
- I was in the neighborhood.
Returning to the crime scene,
Check her phone.
The Row will be on there.
Call me when you're done here.
- Okay.
- He's making his own doll.
[reporter] It's a somber night
here at Vanternin State
where earlier today,
21-year-old Laura Townsend
was found murdered.
Detective Cole, do you believe
this could be the work
of a cannibal?
- Detective! One question.
- One question.
Detective Cole!
[indistinct chatter]
What did you say to my daughter?
She told me who she was
and I panicked.
Why didn't you just say
something to her yourself?
It's not that simple.
No. No, it isn't.
Nothing's ever simple, is it?
- Hi.
- Hey.
- Thank you for coming.
- Of course.
You... feel like
getting something to eat?
Sorry. [laughs]
It's probably not the best time
for a first date.
No. No, I just...
I need to go back
to the sorority
for a little bit and then...
we can go.
You sure that's safe?
Celeste hired an armed guard.
So I'm sure it's
the safest place right now.
[chuckles] Yeah.
I don't know.
Wanna grab a drink?
Maybe talk about it?
No. Thank you.
Uh, then just text me,
and I'll pick you up.
All right,
I'll see you in a little bit.
All right.
[Cole] Why are you staring
at my daughter?
Uh, you're Riley's father?
Nice to meet you, Mr. Cole.
- I'm Miller.
- It's Detective Cole.
Which means I'm armed.
Glad to hear it, sir.
Makes me feel better to know
that somebody
is looking after Riley.
Are you even a student here?
School of Hard Knocks.
[scoffs] Boo-fucking-hoo.
I see where Riley
gets her sense of humor from.
Easy, kid. We're not friends.
[light rock music]
[Miller] Wow. Riley, I'm sorry.
That's a lot to find out
about your mom.
Maybe... I don't know.
Maybe we can't really
judge her, you know?
We've all done mean and petty
things to other people.
I guess the hope
is that we learn
from our mistakes
and we move on.
Thank you.
Do you remember that night
at the bar
that I was shit-faced?
Yeah. [laughs]
I know that I was hammered.
But I think Laura
went home with Carter.
Did you tell your dad?
No, because if I tell my dad
it's Carter and it's not,
I could ruin his whole life.
I don't know.
I-I think it's better safe
than sorry on this one.
You look so good tonight.
Thank you.
I got it from here, kid.
I had a really good time
Me too.
- I'll see you later, okay?
- No, you won't.
No sleepovers tonight.
That's... that's not
what I meant, sir.
Two girls turn up at Phi Lambda,
and you're walking around
like everything's normal,
going out on dates
with strangers.
Miller is not a stranger
and I happen
to really like him, so...
Really? What do you know
about him?
I know that he's a hard worker.
I know that he works
a valet job.
He moves students into dorms.
I know that he's saving up
to get a college degree.
And I know that he's nice to me.
Plus, his sister
was Phi Lambda, Dad.
Enough with the Phi Lambda.
I'm just saying,
you should be happy
that I'm finally
getting some female influence
in my life.
Where are you going?
Don't worry. I'll be safe.
Are you sure?
[car drives by]
- Thanks for the ride.
- Riley, wait.
I'm sorry.
I should have told you about...
well, more about your mother.
I thought I was protecting you.
I was wrong.
There's something else.
The fire that your mother
died in...
I don't think
it was an accident.
I think she set it herself.
I didn't tell you this before...
but the girl from the sorority
that died,
she set herself on fire.
Your mother... [sighs]
...was still struggling...
with the guilt and depression
all those years.
I think it finally
just got the better of her.
Why did you hide that from me?
I... I thought...
What else are you hiding
from me?
I swear.
[car door opens]
[car door thuds shut]
- [cell phone rings]
- [exhales]
Tell me we caught him.
Laura Townsend had the Row too.
[Cole] Of course she did.
[Grey] I had a couple
of our eggheads try to hack it.
They said they'd never seen
anything like it.
The app completely wipes itself.
Well, I'm waiting
for the silver lining, Grey.
Well, I figured we go
straight to the source.
We go to the app
distribution server,
we find the distributor ID.
So the assholes that created it?
[Grey] Right.
- [Cole] Let's get on it.
- [cell phone beeps]
[police sirens wailing]
[suspenseful music]
[police sirens wailing]
[indistinct chatter on computer]
[door slams open]
[suspenseful music]
Hey, Zach.
Don't you fucking move.
- What the fuck is this?
- What do you know about the Row?
I'll get you...
Come on, man.
I'm just the developer.
I'll give you whatever you want.
It wasn't me. I didn't do this.
I didn't kill anyone. Come on.
[knocks on door]
Can I talk to you for a sec?
[Nina] Oh, yeah. Actually,
I wanted to talk to you.
Look, um, I want to apologize
for the other day.
What I said was
really insensitive.
I think I just got
caught off-guard.
I'm really tired of people
not being honest with me.
This page is torn out.
Do you know what was on it?
Nina, I am begging you.
If you know something,
please just tell me.
Okay. All right.
You deserve to know the truth.
What I'm about to tell you...
you can't say anything
to the other girls
or I'll deny it.
I won't say anything.
After the incident...
the university forced us
to whitewash history.
They wanted to bury this story.
The Doll House?
Yeah, it's what we called
Phi Lambda.
The Doll House
was way more than a nickname.
Hazing back then,
it was a whole other level.
Before the Internet
and cell phone cameras.
It makes what you girls do today
look like kindergarten.
Because in order to earn
one of those jackets...
you had to do
the Doll House ritual.
Pledges had to drink
until they dropped.
Angie was the first to pass out,
so that made her a target.
We took her over
to the Zeta house,
where they took photos of her.
I mean, it's not like they were
gonna do anything to her.
They propped her up
like a rag doll
and put her in positions.
It was all innocent.
Until Angie woke up midway,
She was screaming and thrashing
around, ran out of there.
She thought the absolute worst
had happened to her.
She thought she had been raped.
The point was to scare her
and have a little bit
of fun, but...
her reaction was
way over the top and...
this wasn't funny anymore.
I mean, we didn't know
that she was on antidepressants.
So she should never have had
anything to drink
in the first place.
And none of us could have known
that she was going
to kill herself.
It was pretty horrific.
[door buzzer rings]
[cell phone beeps]
Becks, it's me.
I really need you.
Please answer your phone.
This is my 500th time
calling you.
Please call me back, I need you.
[soft music]
What are we doing?
You want to know what I heard?
I heard you're trying
to be the first guy
in Zeta history to sleep
with every girl in Phi Lambda.
Who told you that?
I don't really care, Carter.
It's just scratching
an itch, right?
[light rock music]
[light rock music continues]
[shower tap squeaks open]
[shower water pattering]
[ominous music]
[screams] Oh, my God!
Is he gone?
I waited as long as I could.
[shower dripping]
[suspenseful music]
[eerie music]
[glass shatters]
[suspenseful music]
[camera clicks]
[camera clicking]
[ominous music]
Again, no sign of a break-in.
Not from the front door, anyway.
What an artist.
[camera flashes]
Must have been interrupted
by the roommate.
[Grey] See the girl
in the living room?
[Cole] What did he take
from her?
[Grey] Nothing.
No body parts missing.
No doll routine.
Ana was Phi Lambda.
The roommate, not yet.
How do you know?
Just check it out.
I'm sure of it.
Hey. Come with me.
[camera flashes]
- I need you on this, Cole.
- But...
Just shut the fuck up
and listen.
We're gonna set up a nice,
cozy dinner
with the Commissioner,
and then hopefully,
he makes this IA jazz go away.
Just get rid
of this fucking serial killer
before anything else happens.
Yes, ma'am.
[cell phone rings]
Riley, thank God.
[Riley] Dad, I cannot find
Becks anywhere.
I've gone by her
place twice now...
Wait. Just relax.
We'll find Becks. Stay put.
- [suspenseful music]
- [door buzzer rings]
- [door buzzer rings]
- Come on.
[ring tone beeping]
- Still no answer?
- Nothing.
Okay. We're going in.
[suspenseful music]
[door creaks open]
[screaming sounds]
Not again. How old are you?
[Cole] Becks.
Put some clothes on
and answer your damn phone.
[Becks] Okay.
Only if it's you calling.
- Is that your dad?
- No, it's not my dad.
Wait, wait, wait.
[Becks] Oh, my God.
What, the shit dick?
Don't mess up his face.
[Carter on video]
I mean, I know...
[Ellingham] I understand you
discovered this Row connection.
Good work.
It's not him.
...on campus
and you're the only one...
He had dates
with all three victims
on that fucking app.
[Cole] It's too easy.
Doesn't make it wrong.
- The app is a distraction.
- For what?
From the true link, Phi Lambda.
Why the fuck
are you with these girls...
[shouts] I'm not! I swear!
Why are they dying now?
[Carter] I don't know,
I don't know.
- Why?
- I don't fucking know!
Follow your hunch...
but I am not letting
that little prick out.
[phone rings]
- [Cole] Riley.
- I heard about Carter West.
[Cole] You know him?
A little bit.
[Riley] He left with Laura
the night that she was killed.
How do you know that?
Because I was there too.
I'm really sorry
that I didn't tell you.
But, Dad, I really don't think
that Carter did this.
Neither do I.
[Cole] When can I see you?
Name a time and place.
You can even bring
that valet guy if you want.
- You know he has a name.
- [Cole] Sorry.
I have trouble
taking a kid seriously
that uses his last name only.
[Riley] And I understand that,
but Miller is his first name.
How about tonight?
We could come over,
make you dinner.
- Oh! Shit!
- What?
I've got a dinner
with the Commissioner tonight.
You know what, it's early,
and I won't eat too much.
- How's 8:00 sound?
- 8:00 is perfect.
Okay, then. I'll see you then.
[cell phone beeps]
[indistinct police chatter]
[door clanks open]
[door thuds closed]
Hey, you're late.
I'll walk with you.
So my first go round,
I found three links
to faculties and students.
One being Riley, of course,
and a Nina Baker,
a Phi Lambda house mom.
She was a student
from '88 to '91.
- Okay, right.
- And an Alex Villiers.
He's a psych professor.
He was a freshman in '91.
And was a Zeta.
Can we track his phone movement?
- We're already all over it.
- All right.
[car door clanks shut]
[truck drives by]
- Hey, Riley.
- Hey, Professor V.
Dinner with the parents?
Something like that.
My mother just moved out here.
New couch.
That's a big couch.
Kill me now.
See you.
See you in class.
[eerie music]
[suspenseful music]
- Hi.
- Hi.
- How are you?
- Good.
- How are you?
- Good.
- You look nice.
- Thank you.
You're welcome.
[door creaks shut]
Something smells good.
My dad and I have
this ongoing cooking war,
and I'm convinced tonight
I'm gonna beat him.
- Oh, yeah?
- Yes.
Where is your dad?
Um, he said he's running late
but he should be here soon.
What's in the bag?
Did you bring me a gift?
Yeah, yeah, something like that.
Do you mind helping me
set the table?
[Grey] Villiers checks out,
GPS from his phone came back.
- Are you sure?
- [Grey] Yeah.
We're gonna bring him in anyway,
but he looks clean.
Okay, let me know what he says.
[cell phone beeps]
Someone wouldn't have
to break in...
just make copies of their keys.
You got a nice place.
Thank you.
We moved here after my mom died.
Oh, yeah? After the fire?
I told you about the fire?
Yeah. At the dinner, remember?
I'm sorry.
[car engine starts]
[car tires screeching]
Angie Rakowski.
I think she has a brother.
Find out what his name is.
What happened to your arm?
Shark attack.
Shark attack, okay.
Okay, I don't know
what to do with those, so...
- I can handle this.
- I'm gonna grab a beer.
Yeah, just in the fridge.
[suspenseful music]
[eerie music]
[keyboard taps]
Jesus Christ. Angie Rakowski
burned herself to death.
Well, what about the brother?
Parents died shortly before
she did in a car accident.
And a brother, Miller Rakowski.
He's the killer, Grey.
Shit. I'll send units
to his house right away.
[Cole] Track Riley's phone too.
- Riley's phone?
- [Cole] He's after Riley.
Just do it.
[cell phone ringing]
Come on, Riley.
Answer the phone.
Answer the phone.
[cell phone vibrating]
- [police sirens wailing]
- [tires screeching]
- Miller Rakowski!
- Police department!
- [knocks on door]
- Miller Rakowski!
[door slams open]
Miller Rakowski!
Police department,
show yourself!
[thrilling music]
[police officer]
Miller Rakowski, show yourself!
He's not here.
Clear! He's gone.
Damn! Ain't no signs of him.
Wait. We got keys.
It's the truck outside.
Let's go.
Hey. Want to get that?
[door thuds open]
[ominous music]
[scary music]
[door slams]
[suspenseful music]
[ominous music]
[ominous music]
You did this?
Your fucking mother
killed my sister.
No, they were young.
It was an accident.
She humiliated her.
In front of the entire
fucking school.
She was all I had!
After your mother
was done hazing her,
Angie called me on the phone,
and she was hysterical
and wasn't making any sense.
So I rushed to campus.
And there she was in the middle
of the quad, naked!
She had doused herself
with gasoline
and lit a match!
I watched... my sister burn.
For what?
For a fucking sorority?
I fucking found out
what they made her do.
The fucking Doll House!
Oh, the Doll House?
The Doll House.
I'm gonna show you a real
motherfucking doll house.
[scary music]
You think you can haze people?
Oh, I can haze people.
But I am gonna have
way, way, way more fucking fun.
I'm sorry.
No. No.
[inhales, exhales]
I'm afraid we're way past
the point of apologies.
Come here!
[thrilling music]
- [phone ringing]
- Answer the phone, damn it!
Get the fuck out of the car!
Get out!
Get on the ground!
- [phone ringing]
- Answer the phone!
Answer the phone!
- [tires screeching]
- [phone ringing]
Hey, we're tracking
Riley's phone.
It looks like he took
her to Phi Lambda.
You're right around the corner.
I'm gonna get units
out right away.
[tires screeching]
Get out of the fucking car.
[Miller] Get out! Get out!
Get the fuck out.
[police sirens wailing]
Get out of the fucking car!
[suspenseful music]
- [gasps]
- [gunshots]
[police sirens wailing]
Stand down, he's mine.
You can have me, Detective Cole.
But I'll be covered
in the blood of your daughter,
holding her head
in my fucking hands.
Go ahead, man. Touch the gun,
and I'll cut her goddamned
head off,
right here
on the motherfucking Row.
Maybe I'll do it anyway.
That was the plan.
Let her go! I'll kill you
right here, right now.
You sure about that, boss?
Your hands look
a little unsteady there.
You sure you're not gonna
hit your daughter
like that fucking cop you shot?
Whatever Margaux may have done
to your sister,
- she was sorry.
- Sorry?
Your apologies are useless!
They're just fucking words!
You're not the only one
who lost somebody, Miller.
Margaux killed herself too.
Riley lost her mother.
I lost my wife.
You're just too fucking much.
This is too fun.
I'm the one who killed
that bitch.
I may not have known much
when I was a kid,
but I knew how to light a match
and I knew how to cover
my fucking tracks!
And that should have
been the end of it,
but little fucking Riley here
decided to follow
in Mommy's footsteps
and join the other
zombie bitches of Phi Lambda.
That's when I knew.
Killing your fucking cunt
of a mother...
was not gonna be enough.
It's over now.
It's okay, baby.
[indistinct chatter]
[pop music]
- Oh!
- I'm sorry.
Come here, my rushing queen.
Soft hugs. There we go.
I don't know what came over me.
Okay. Okay, gimps.
Let's cut the waterworks.
We're gonna have a great year.
We better. [laughs]
You are the first freshman ever
allowed to live in Phi Lambda.
Not to mention
your new street cred.
We're the baddest bitches
on the Row!
[electronic music]
[final music]