The Stranger She Brought Home (2021) Movie Script

[rapid tense music]
- [machine beeping]
- [phone line ringing]
[dispatcher] this is 9-1-1.
What's your emergency?
[woman whimpers]
[dispatcher] 9-1-1.
What is your emergency?
[people chattering]
[dispatcher] you got the
car going the wrong way
Along the northbound 131.
[dispatcher] 9-1-1.
What is your emergency?
[dispatcher] sir, you
have to stay on the line
For an ambulance so you can
tell them what's going on.
- [people chattering]
- [phone line ringing]
Officer in need of assistance.
Corner of westlake and yale.
65 in progress.
You said he has chest pain?
[woman on phone] yes, and he
has a heart condition.
Okay. And what's your address?
Officer 30-1, hold position.
2-10's flying to you.
Eta three minutes.
9-1-1. What's your emergency?
[woman on phone] my
daughter's wheezing.
She can't catch her breath.
Something's wrong!
Okay. I'm getting
someone to you.
What's your name?
- Tabitha yager.
- [keyboard clicking]
And your daughter's name?
[tabitha] sammie.
- How old is she?
- She's 16.
I don't know what to do.
Tabitha, I'm gonna get you
and sammie through this.
[tabitha] sammie. Sammie?
- Oh, my god, sammie!
- Tabitha, what happened?
[tabitha] sammie? She fell!
She's not breathing.
Clasp your hands together,
Place them over her
heart and press.
- Okay.
- I'm going to help
You keep rhythm.
- Just follow the beats.
- Okay.
I want you to say
it aloud with me.
[both] one.
- Three.
- [siren wailing]
[both] two, three.
[both] one.
Are you still with me?
- I hear something.
- Tabitha?
[tabitha] here!
We're in here!
This way!
[man over phone] what
happened, ma'am?
[tabitha] I don't know.
Please confirm that
the emts have arrived...
- Please stand back, ma'am.
- [tabitha] I...
- [line clicks]
- [disconnect tone humming]
...And that sammie will be okay.
Amelia, hey, hey.
How's it going tonight? Good?
It's fine.
So, steph say anything about me?
We're getting together
after my shift.
This could be considered
our third date.
Sorry, I haven't
been tracking it.
You two don't ever talk?
She works shifts opposite of me.
That was the arrangement
when she moved in.
That's too bad.
I was hoping you
could help me out.
[clearing throat]
I need to know what might
put her in the mood.
Yeah, um...
You know, when I'm
in here on my break,
It's so that I can just
have a moment to myself
And not have any
unnecessary talk in my ear.
Well, that's not a nice
way to speak to your boss.
You know, a lesser man
might make your life hell.
But I won't 'cause
I'm a nice guy.
Enjoy your coffee.
Gonna need you
back in there asap.
[tense music]
[newscaster] good
morning, atlanta.
Our top story today, tensions
are high in the metro area
As police continue to search
for a possible serial killer.
Over the past
month, three women,
All in their late
20s and early 30s,
Have been found strangled
to death near their homes.
- Yes?
- I'm here about a patient
That was brought in last night.
16. Sammie yager.
She's my niece.
My sister-in-law isn't
answering her phone
And she forgot to give
me the room number.
- [keyboard clicking]
- yager is 326.
- You just go down the hall...
- I got it, thank you.
[newscaster] if they
have any information
That might help them
with their investigation.
[amelia exhales]
[nurse] you've been
here all night.
You must be hungry.
Why don't you go get
something to eat?
I don't think I can leave.
She's stable now.
If there's any change,
I'll call you right away.
Maybe I'll just go down to
the cafeteria for some coffee.
[gentle music]
I'm so happy to see
that you made it.
- [cover rips]
- [footsteps clicking]
[door creaks]
Excuse me. What are you doing?
Nurse langley told me
that you were here.
I was coming to talk to you.
You're her mother, right?
Who are you?
Oh. Sorry, I always
forget this thing.
Emma kenter.
Valley social services.
Social services?
Yeah, any time that there
is an emergency situation
Involving a minor, we are
dispatched to the hospital.
It's just routine.
Nothing to worry about, usually.
And that seems to
be the case here.
[tabitha sighs]
Good. [chuckles]
That must have been
quite the scare.
It was.
I'm so relieved.
She's my whole world.
I can tell.
And I'm just happy that
she's gonna be okay.
[gentle music]
Okay, well, you and
sammie take care.
Hey. Have we met?
Sammie's really lucky
to have a mom like you.
Thank you.
[door opens]
- [bright, upbeat music]
- [birds chirping]
[trent] yeah.
[trent loudly breathing]
Oh, yeah.
- [stephanie exhales]
- [stephanie moans]
[trent exhales]
Oh, seriously?
[both laughing]
[trent sighs]
I guess she was in the mood.
- [stephanie chuckles]
- in the parlor?
In front of my parents?
You take it where
you can get it.
Well, then maybe you can
take it to your room.
Ooh. She's jealous.
No, it's just a major violation
Of the house rules
that you agreed to.
Wow, amelia, you need a man.
It'll help you relax.
Yeah. If you'd like to
join us, it's okay with me.
- [stephanie chuckles]
- the more the merrier.
Long shift.
I'm gonna go to bed.
[both laughing]
[trent exhales]
[gentle music]
[door opens]
- [gentle music]
- [door creaking]
- [indistinct chattering]
- fire and ambulance.
- What's your emergency?
- [phone line ringing]
9-1-1. What's your emergency?
[man on phone] oh, my god,
I just hit someone.
He just ran right
in front of me.
I never saw him.
What's your location?
- Robinson and main.
- [keyboard clicking]
Okay. I'm dispatching
emts to you now.
All right. Hurry.
Hurry, please.
Is the man that
you hit conscious?
But he's breathing.
I'm gonna talk you
through some steps
To keep him stable
until the emts arrive.
Okay, first, can
I get your name?
You really need to hurry.
Okay, steve, stay calm.
I will.
But he doesn't look good.
I hope they get here soon.
Oh, my god.
- Dear god.
- [timer beeping]
[amelia] steve, is
he still breathing?
[steve] yeah.
Wait a minute!
I see them!
- I've got them!
- Perfect.
- Flagging them down!
- Please give me an update.
- [siren wailing over phone]
- hey!
- Steve.
- Over here!
- [line clicks]
- [disconnect tone]
[amelia sighs]
[headset clatters on desk]
[tense music]
- [hand knocking]
- hold on.
Hi, I'm looking for the victim
Of an auto versus pedestrian
Who was brought here last night.
Last night? Oh.
That way. Icu.
Thank you.
- [mysterious music]
- [medical equipment beeping]
[gentle music]
[ventilator hissing]
[woman on pa] dr. Bruce,
telephone please.
Dr. Bruce, telephone please.
I'm sorry, can I help you?
[amelia] oh, um-
If you're not family,
you're gonna have to leave.
[amelia] I'm family.
I was looking for his
personal belongings?
He didn't come in with anything.
We don't even have a name.
His name is daniel jones.
He's my fianc.
- Oh.
- When he didn't come
Home last night, I started
calling the hospitals,
And you had an unnamed
patient brought in.
Do you know what happened?
Just that he was hit by a car.
My god.
Is he gonna be okay?
Well, apparently,
he didn't get pinned
Which is a good thing.
His leg and hip
just got clipped.
But he struck his head,
and there's swelling.
That's why he's in a coma.
We'll know more in a few
days as we wait and see
If the swelling in
his brain goes down.
And if it doesn't?
The doctor will be
in later tonight.
He just moved in with
me from cross country.
You should talk to him.
Talk to daniel.
Studies have shown that
hearing a loved one
Can help a patient
wake up sooner.
So, talking to him
could help save him?
Hey, daniel, it's me.
Hope you can hear me.
It's okay. You can get
closer, take his hand.
Just make sure the monitor
stays on his finger.
[gentle music]
I don't know where to start.
How about you start with
the night you two met?
The night we met.
Well, you just walked right
up to me and confidently said,
"we're supposed to meet.
I have a sense
about these things."
And you were right.
- [machine dings]
- [amelia gasps]
- Oh.
- Is something happening?
- Did I do something?
- It's okay.
- [machine beeps]
- just keep talking.
Our first date, you took
me to that french bistro,
And you were telling me
about your worldwide search
For the perfect creme brule.
[machine dinging]
His hand's moving.
Is he waking up?
This can happen.
[machine beeping]
It doesn't mean he's waking up,
But he could be
responding to your voice.
He must love what he's hearing.
[gentle music]
Well, guess you need me, then.
What should we talk about next?
[gentle music]
[woman on pa] paging dr. Bender.
[telephone ringing]
Good news.
Doctor young says daniel's
been stable long enough.
We can move him
into a private room.
[cellphone chiming]
I gotta go to work.
I'll be back.
[ventilator hissing]
9-1-1. What's your emergency?
Okay. I'm getting
someone to you.
What's your name?
- [button clicks]
- [bell dings]
[button clicks]
[footsteps approaching]
[button clicks]
[gentle music]
That was a really
tough call today.
Yeah, it was.
Luck of the draw.
Luck of the draw.
You're really good at
this, you know, this job.
I could use some pointers.
Maybe I could take you
to coffee sometime,
And then pick your
brain a little?
That's not necessary.
If you ever have a
questions, just ask.
[bell dings]
Guess what.
We found something.
Found what?
His personal belongings.
The night he came in,
You were upset you
couldn't find the bag
Where his stuff should be?
Well, here it is.
It got mislabeled and
sent down to the morgue
With someone who didn't make it.
So his wallet?
No wallet. Just these clothes.
- Thanks.
- You're welcome.
[gentle music]
[ventilator hissing]
I'm here.
There's no place in the
world I'd rather be.
- [daniel gasps]
- [machine chiming]
[nurse] doctor, he's waking up.
I should leave and
give you room to work.
You should stay. He's
gonna need a familiar face.
All right, easy now.
Easy, easy, easy, easy.
[daniel coughs]
It's all right.
It's okay.
How are you feeling?
Can you understand me?
Okay, that's good.
That's a good sign.
You're probably very confused
right now, but that's normal.
I'm dr. Young. You're
at valley mercy.
You've been unconscious
for a few days.
There was an accident.
Do you remember that?
Can you tell us your name?
I don't know.
[dr. Young] okay,
well, don't worry.
This is very common for
someone in your situation.
We're gonna help
you try to remember.
Daniel jones.
Your name is daniel jones.
Do you remember me?
Your fianc.
She's been by your side
Since the moment
you were brought in.
You've been through quite
an ordeal, mr. Jones,
But everything's gonna be okay.
It's just gonna
take a little time.
[nurse] you comfortable, daniel?
How long will he be
like this, no memory?
Well, he could wake up tomorrow
and remember everything,
Or he could be like this
for months, even years.
We'll know more after we do
a ct scan in the morning.
But getting him out of here
and into some familiar
Surroundings will
certainly help.
When can that happen?
Well, if he continues
to show improvement,
He should be able to go
home in a couple of days.
[gentle music]
She's here.
[Mysterious music]
[door opens]
[scoffs] what the hell?
What is this?
I feel like it explains
itself pretty well.
You're kicking me out?
Well, you have violated
the terms of our agreement.
Several times.
You were serious about all that?
I was.
And I don't see you
changing your behavior.
I'm sick of living
in this dump anyway.
I'll be out by the
end of the month.
I need you out as soon as
possible, like, tomorrow.
That's not nearly enough
time for me to find a place.
I mean, there's always trent's.
I bet he has a nice house.
Yeah, but living together?
He'll never go for that.
Well, I mean, given
the circumstances,
I doubt he'll turn you away.
Just tell him that
it's temporary
Until you find something
more permanent.
And I'll bet that temporary
becomes permanent real fast.
Isn't that what you want?
Giving advice like that,
we could almost be friends.
I don't need to be friends.
I just need you to leave.
[stephanie sighs]
[people chattering]
[daniel] little wobbly still.
[nurse] you're doing great.
Hey, daniel?
Can I help?
Just getting in some exercise.
Looks like he's
ready to go home.
I wish I could picture it.
The doctor says tomorrow.
That's great news.
I brought his birth certificate
Since his wallet
hasn't shown up yet.
Oh, that should be fine.
You'll just need to
take it down to admin
Before he can get released.
I'll let you handle
it from here.
Thank you.
My birth certificate?
Yeah, I found it when
I was putting away
Some of your stuff.
Oh, good.
[man] daniel jones?
I'm detective cosgrove.
I'm here to take a
statement on the accident.
Well, I can't tell you anything.
I don't remember it.
Not just the accident.
Nothing from before.
Oh. I'm sorry to hear that.
Were you planning on pursuing
Any legal action
against the driver?
We haven't discussed it yet.
We've been so focused on
trying to get him better.
What exactly happened?
Well, apparently, the
driver was turning
Into a busy parking
lot off cloverdale,
And you ran right
out in front of him.
Passed sobriety at the scene,
Wasn't speeding,
wasn't distracted.
And after he hit you, he stopped
and assisted with your care
Until the paramedics
got there, so...
We got a couple of witnesses
that back it all up too.
Sounds like he didn't
do anything wrong.
Unless you tell me
something different.
Well, then we'll just
consider the case closed.
Thanks for your time.
[daniel] thank you.
Let's get you back to the room.
[gentle music]
Oh, here.
[daniel] thanks.
- [daniel groans]
- sorry, did I hurt you?
No, the car did.
[amelia chuckles]
Can I get you something?
Some ice cream or...
Didn't the doctor say to
stick to brain-healthy foods?
I just want to make you happy.
You know, sometimes, I
think I remember things?
[suspenseful music]
Oh, yeah?
Yeah, just flashes of things.
An older woman in a night gown,
Little boy playing
with toy soldiers.
Maybe it's your mother?
Childhood friend?
Where is my mother?
[gentle music]
She's dead.
She died a few years ago.
What about the
rest of my family?
Um, all gone.
And from what you've told me,
You had no brothers or sisters.
What about my friends?
Anybody asking about me?
You moved here
for a fresh start.
You never really talked much
about your life back there.
And your phone was stolen,
So I couldn't contact
anyone for you.
Don't worry, the doctor said
you can go home tomorrow.
Everything will be perfect.
[daniel sighs]
[birds chirping]
[gentle music]
[amelia sighs]
I'm sorry.
I have to do this.
I hope you understand.
I need to be happy...
...Like you.
[amelia sighs]
[crickets chirping]
[mysterious music]
[lock clicking]
[button clicks]
[button clicks]
[door closes]
[newscaster] authorities
continue to search for answers
As they investigate a
series of shocking murders
That have rocked the metro
area for the past few weeks.
While police haven't
given information
About a possible suspect,
They have released
the names and photos
Of the three female victims,
All believed to have been
strangled by the same person.
The victims do not appear
to know one another,
But as you can see, each
of them has red hair,
Which has led to
people on social media
To hashtag this as
the redheadmurders.
If you have any
information related to any...
How's the shift
going tonight? Good?
Yeah, it's fine.
Hey, by the way, I need to
take tomorrow night off.
Oh, really?
Why should I agree to that?
Because I don't feel well,
And I haven't taken sick
leave in over four years.
I see.
Let me ask you something.
[door opens]
Why did stephanie
show up on my doorstep
The other day with
all of her crap?
We decided that our living
arrangement wasn't working.
She said you kicked her out.
Okay, you got me.
I'm sorry that I have ruined
your dreams of a threesome,
But that was never
going to happen.
[trenton chuckles]
I don't give a rat's ass about
getting with you and her,
But what I do care about
Is she now thinks
we're living together.
She said it was your idea.
You messed my life
up, so now guess what.
You're gonna mark me tardy?
Oh, much worse than that.
And before you go
cry to ia about this,
Just remember that I
have a lot more friends
Around here than you do.
[mysterious music]
[amelia] what did
they do when you filed
Your harassment complaint?
[val on phone] they got me out
of there right away.
Transferred me to
the south bureau,
Robbery-homicide, where I'm now.
[amelia on phone] do
you regret doing it?
No, not at all.
But don't think people
will treat you the same,
Both your supporters
and your detractors.
I appreciate the advice.
Someone like trent
relishes his power,
So if you do move forward
with this, watch your back.
And call me if
you need anything.
Thanks, val.
You got it.
[mysterious music]
[amelia sighs]
[ambulance radio chatter]
[amelia] I got him.
I got him.
- Thanks.
- Sure.
Thank you for picking me up.
You got it.
[mysterious music]
Around the corner.
Oh, my god.
How old is this place?
It was built in 1873.
You're kidding.
Yeah, my family's been
here for seven generations.
I'm the last one.
I've told you all
this before though.
[daniel groans]
[ominous music]
Does it look familiar?
Think I'd remember
something like this.
[gentle music]
Well, this is daddy's library.
You like to go in there
and read old books.
This, over here,
This was mama's sitting room.
This is her piano.
I told you what people
used to say about her,
That she was so good she
could be a concert pianist.
She just liked to play
for herself though.
She didn't want
anybody to listen.
But I always did.
I would sneak around and
watch her through this.
This door. Right here.
[amelia chuckles]
I can picture it.
I can see you standing here.
I just can't remember anything.
It's all blank.
Maybe just give it time.
Maybe if I had
something personal,
My clothes from that night,
maybe that would help.
I threw them away.
You threw them away?
Yeah, they were
covered in blood.
[mysterious music]
What about photos?
Social media?
No, we're not really
picture people.
We like our privacy.
It's one of the things
that drew us together.
Hey, if your memories
don't come back,
Do you think that you could
be happy making new ones?
With me?
I think I could do that.
[amelia chuckles]
This is our formal dining room.
We used to have a lot of
great dinners in here.
So I made up the guest room
For you here on the first floor.
I just don't want you
to be uncomfortable
In the same bed with me.
I want everything to be
as normal as possible,
Just like it was before.
Okay, then.
Well, our room is up there.
[daniel sighs]
I think I can make it.
Exercise will do me good.
Maybe this will help too.
Oh, my god.
[amelia chuckles]
Oh, wow, I love it.
Give it a try.
[daniel groans]
[daniel chuckles]
- Oh!
- [daniel groans]
[hard knocking]
I should get that.
I need some water.
Me too.
Kitchen's that way?
- Yeah, I'll get it.
- I'll get it.
[amelia chuckles]
I'll be careful.
I'll get the door.
[amelia sighing]
What are you doing here?
I'm sorry.
I saw what trent did to you,
in the break room earlier.
I heard what he said.
And you didn't speak up?
Should have.
That's why I'm here now.
I just want to let you
know I'll back you up,
With ia, if you decide
to make a complaint.
Okay, thanks, michael.
I appreciate that. I really do.
I hate the guy's guts.
I'll do whatever it takes.
Is there anything else?
Is everything okay?
Yeah, of course it is.
Are you alone?
[gentle music]
How did you get my address?
I must have seen it
in the directory.
What directory?
Private one at work?
Yeah, I guess.
I didn't know it was private.
It is.
Okay, well, thanks
for stopping by.
It's good to know that I have
an ally in the department.
I'll let you know
if I need anything.
[mysterious music]
[daniel] that was delicious.
[amelia] I'm just happy to see
That you're getting
your appetite back.
Mm, no, that was
not my appetite.
You are an amazing cook.
Well, mama taught me to cook.
She was the amazing one.
What happened to your parents?
I'm sorry if I'm asking again.
It's okay.
They died in a car
accident when I was 17.
Us and cars, huh?
I got a call from the hospital.
They wouldn't tell anything.
They just said that I
needed to come, now.
Just felt so helpless
just not knowing
Whether they lived or died.
And then when I got there, I
found out that they had died.
And the hospital
personnel brought me
All of their personal
belongings, and I found this.
It was gift wrapped
for my 18th birthday.
This is the ring that
I proposed to you with?
Yeah, I wanted it
to be that way.
When I say it out loud,
it sounds really selfish.
You wanted something
to remember them by,
Something to keep their
memory alive, to never forget.
That's something that I
can totally understand.
I think I may be
remembering something.
I don't know what
is, or what it means,
I just remember running.
[daniel v.O.] I was on a street
and I ran into an alley.
I was looking over my shoulder.
I was sure someone or
something was chasing me.
I kept going until
I rounded the corner
And I turned and I
saw a blinding light.
And then as the light moved
closer, I saw a dark figure.
It was a man, but I
couldn't see his face.
I couldn't see who it was.
And then everything went black.
That sounds like a nightmare.
Maybe he's someone I was
running from before I got hit.
Maybe he's someone from my past,
Someone who could
help me remember.
[amelia sighs]
Just try not to think about it.
No, but I don't know
anything about my life.
I don't remember
anything you've told me.
I don't remember my school,
I don't remember my job,
I don't remember my parents.
What the hell is wrong with me?
Nothing's wrong with you.
You're gonna be okay.
Listen, I need to tell
you something about us,
About all of this.
God, just didn't think
it would be so hard.
I love you.
If there's one
thing that I know,
One thing that I do remember,
it's that I love you.
It's the only thing
that I'm holding on to.
It's the only thing
keeping me going.
Now, what did you
want to tell me?
I love you too.
[gentle music]
[crickets chirping]
[amelia] I love moonlight.
It's so beautiful.
Sometimes, I think you're
hiding something from me.
[mysterious music]
It's just work.
Besides, you have so
much going on anyway.
[daniel] well, maybe
it'll help take my mind
Off of my situation.
Tell me about it.
Well, you won't believe
it, but it's my boss.
He's been harassing me.
[daniel] you have
to turn him in.
- I don't know.
- Oh, absolutely.
He could make my
life a living hell.
If he's gonna try to
sabotage your life,
You have to fight back.
You don't know this guy.
Hey, look, I'm gonna
stand with you, okay?
You don't have to do this alone.
We're gonna do this together.
It's gonna be all right, okay?
[amelia] hi, I'm here
to see officer kitchens.
[secretary] okay, well,
she's just finishing up
Another meeting.
I appreciate you coming in.
[amelia] trent?
Well, this is awkward.
What is he doing here?
What are you doing here?
I think you know
what I'm doing here.
You've been
harassing me at work.
You're obsessed with me.
Follow me everywhere.
- What?
- You followed me here.
No, I didn't.
You are the one who's
been harassing me.
He is twisting this around!
Okay, I recommend you
say nothing further
And leave immediately.
Just ask her coworker stephanie.
She'll tell you.
I have witnesses.
That's a lie, and I
have witnesses too.
Okay, enough.
I take it you're here
to file a complaint?
Great, just great.
I'll take your statement.
But with the way things
are unfolding now,
I'm gonna need to place
you both on immediate leave
Until we can get this
investigation completed.
She's crazy.
I could place you on unpaid
leave if you want to push it.
Now, this is the
way it has to go.
That's it for you.
[door opens]
[gentle music]
[dramatic music]
Think you can take
me on and win?
I just want to
wish you good luck.
- [amelia grunts]
- [knee thuds]
[trent groaning]
Good luck!
- [trent groaning]
- [door closes]
Oh, my god! Trent?!
What happened?
[trent coughing]
That bitch kicked me.
Oh, my god, I hate her!
Ever since we started dating,
She's been trying
to tear us down.
She's fighting dirty.
Well, we can too.
What did you have in mind?
- [hand slaps]
- [trent groans]
[stephanie chuckles]
Do it again, but harder.
- [hand slaps]
- [trent groans]
[stephanie panting]
- Yeah.
- [stephanie chuckles]
- [hand slaps]
- [trent groans]
[stephanie chuckles]
[cellphone ringing]
Hello, my heart.
[amelia on phone] you'll
never believe this.
Trent was there.
He went to see kitchens, and
he told her I was stalking him.
I think I have a bad
connection, I'm sorry.
He's twisting everything around,
And then he cornered
me in the stairwell.
Look, let's just
talk when I get home.
I'm sorry, I'm just so upset.
Don't worry, it's
all gonna be okay.
Okay, I'll see you at the house.
- Bye.
- [man] I'm outta here!
[woman] I mean it!
Go ahead, be that way!
I am over it!
I am over you!
[car door opens]
[car door slams shut]
[engine starting]
[house door slams]
[daniel sighs]
[cellphone ringing]
[cellphone clicks]
[kitchens on phone]
it's kitchens.
Yeah, what now?
What happened today
after our interview?
Trent ambushed me
in the stairwell.
He ambushed you?
Yeah. He threatened
me and attacked me.
See, the thing is, he's
saying you attacked him.
[amelia chuckles]
Great, here we go again.
I wouldn't be laughing.
This just turned serious.
Look, I don't like the guy,
but I can't play sides here.
He showed up with
bruises and scratches,
And said you did it.
He's going to the police and
filing a restraining order.
My suggestion to you is
to make sure you stay
As far away from him as you can
Until we can get
this sorted out.
Got it.
[door closes]
Where have you been?
On a walk.
Doctor said I need to
exercise, remember?
What happened?
He's making everything seem like
I'm the one who's doing it.
I'm the victim.
He's gonna get away with it.
And everyone I
work is gonna think
That I'm just some
crazy, unhinged psycho.
You must have some friends
Who are willing to
stand up for you.
There is this one guy,
but, I don't know,
Maybe it's not worth it.
Maybe if I just
drop the complaint,
Then maybe he'll drop his
along with the assault charge.
And then we can just
leave, get outta here.
And go where?
Sell the house, start a
new life, just you and me.
I love that idea.
But, for when it makes sense.
It doesn't make sense now?
Come here.
Everything is still new to me.
And with this leg,
I'm not in a place
Where I can start
traveling the world,
As much as I would love to,
As much as I would like
to do that with you.
But I don't want
you start worrying.
Everything finds a
way of working out.
How about a drink?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
[gentle music]
How about, tonight,
we just relax?
We can put on a movie,
open a bottle of wine.
That sounds nice.
[ominous music]
[stephanie sighs]
[stephanie sighs]
[telephone beeps]
[kitchens on phone]
mr. Tate, could you come
Into the office, please?
I'm officer kitchens.
I know who you are.
Is this is about amelia?
Yes, and trent lilley.
How would you describe
their working relationship?
And who would you say
was the aggressor?
- Trent.
- [tense music swells]
The guy deserves
everything coming his way.
- [crickets chirping]
- [television chattering]
[ominous music]
[object scrapes]
Steph, you here?
[television clicks off]
[trent grunts]
[ominous music]
- [trent groaning]
- [tense music]
[trent gasping]
[mysterious music]
[ominous music]
Hey, I'm home.
[stephanie gasping]
[thunder rumbling]
[rain pattering]
Did we ever go for
romantic walks in the rain?
We should do that.
Trent's death was tragic.
It's just another reminder
of how fragile life can be.
Like we really need
another reminder.
You must be feeling some relief?
He's dead.
[knocking on door]
It's the detectives.
Ms. Marshall said
something about
How he wouldn't have hung
himself, but we hear that a lot.
She was quite adamant.
Was there any physical evidence
that it wasn't a suicide?
Not really.
Stephanie said you and
trent were at odds.
When was the last
time you saw him?
Last week.
At internal affairs.
He just made it really difficult
For me to a job that I love.
And things just escalated when
he started dating stephanie.
She was living here at the time.
Where were you last
night, miss green?
I was here with my fianc.
Can he confirm that?
Yes, of course.
He must have stepped out.
Has he met trent?
But he does know about
your troubles with him.
Look, if either of us
were going to kill trent,
We'd be pretty stupid to do it
Right after filing a
complaint against him.
Like I said, we're just
here kicking tires.
So we'll just leave
it at that for now.
Thank you for your time, ma'am.
I hope you'll call me if you
have any other questions.
I'd like to help in
any way that I can.
I appreciate that.
We'll be in touch.
Where are you?
[door opens]
[daniel sighs]
Man, it's really starting
to come down out there.
Where'd you go?
Oh, I was just
checking out the rain.
The detectives wanted
to talk to you.
I didn't know your boss.
They just needed to confirm
That we were
together last night.
I'm sorry, I'll call them.
Hey. Don't worry, it's
all gonna work out.
[cellphone alarm ringing]
[door opens]
Oh. Did I wake you?
Have you lost your mind?
I'm really surprised you
haven't changed the locks yet.
You've got one chance to
leave before I call the cops.
Officer, I was just
here to drop off my key
And a forwarding
address to my mail.
You know, since I can
no longer be at trent's.
If you think that
I was involved...
I don't know how you did
it, but I know you did it.
He killed himself.
He wouldn't do that.
He's not that type of guy.
He had way too much to live for.
He had me to live for.
[amelia] I've
talked to the cops.
They know that I
wasn't involved.
You've got them fooled,
Just like you've
fooled everyone else,
But I don't buy your act.
I haven't since day one.
Just because you have a
personal problem with me
Doesn't mean that
I would kill trent.
You did it to shut
down the complaint
And restraining
order against you.
Both of which I will
be filing against you.
Nothing you can do will stop me.
I am not going away.
You can count on that.
[door closes]
What are you doing here? I
thought you were on leave?
Yeah, I am.
But, you now, with trent,
I just wanted to try and
get some of my shifts back.
So how's everyone handling it?
I don't know.
I've been out. It's
my first day back.
How are you handling it?
I don't know.
Trent wasn't a good guy.
He harassed you, made
up lies about you
To try to ruin your career.
You should be grateful
that he's gone
And thankful to the
person who did it.
I mean, that is
if someone did it.
If that same mystery
person gave stephanie
The trent treatment, you'd
have almost the perfect life.
[ominous music]
Hey, where you going?
Thought you were coming in?
You know, I've got
somewhere I've gotta be.
I'll have to come back later.
- [button clicks]
- [bell dings]
[tense music]
[cellphone ringing]
[cellphone clicks]
Hello, my heart.
[daniel on phone] did
they right their wrong
And give you your job back?
I think michael might
have killed trent.
You should have heard
the way that he talked
About trent being dead.
It was like he wanted
a pat on the back.
Why would michael kill trent?
I'm not sure.
I think he might be
obsessed with me.
He's keeps following
me around at work,
In the break room,
in the parking lot.
And then he showed
up at the house.
Not too long ago.
Look, come home.
We'll figure this out.
I'm gonna make a stop first.
I made a comment
about her to michael,
And something he said...
I have to warn her. She's
not picking up the phone.
You're right. She
should be warned.
She should be ready
to protect herself.
Can I get the address
that she left?
It's on that piece
of paper by the door.
Yeah, hang on.
[mysterious music]
- [hand thudding]
- coming!
Lay off.
You were right.
Someone killed trent.
And I'm afraid he's
trying to kill you too.
Oh, really?
And who is he?
Michael tate.
From work.
That little weirdo?
[stephanie sighs]
I just left the office.
Michael was saying some
really weird things,
And I just thought that I
should come here and warn you.
You're really unbelievable.
I thought you'd be grateful.
That you would just point
to the first guy you see
And say, "I didn't
do it, he did it."
It's really pathetic.
What can I do, what can I say
To prove to you that
I did not do this?
Now, I think I need a refill,
And what did you say?
"I just need you to leave."
- Please...
- go.
[glass shatters]
[ominous music]
Where are you?
- [thudding]
- [amelia gasps]
[amelia gasps]
Stephanie. Stephanie!
Oh, my god.
No, no, no, no, no.
No, no, no.
Oh, my god.
- [vase thuds]
- [amelia groans]
[ominous music]
[man grunting]
[amelia whimpering]
[scissors clipping]
[amelia whimpering]
[man] shh, shh, shh, shh, shh.
I'm not here to hurt you...
...My heart.
I'm sorry about your head.
If you can remain calm,
I will take off the tape.
Is she dead?
I don't understand.
I did this for you.
I was hoping that you would
show a little appreciation.
You killed her.
They were trying to
disrupt our lives.
You mean trent?
What's wrong with you?
I have my reasons.
Are you gonna kill me too?
I was hoping we could
come to an understanding.
- Understanding?
- If we can't work things out,
This will have to
be a murder-suicide.
No one would ever believe that.
Everyone knows that you
two hated each other.
So with your scarf
tied around her neck,
And your fingerprints
all over the crime scene,
Nobody would have a
hard time believing
That you killed stephanie,
just like you killed trent.
Yeah, I left a lot of evidence
at that crime scene too.
The police already have it.
I doubt they realize it yet,
but they'll figure it out.
But I sincerely hope that
it doesn't come to that.
I want you to live.
How long have you known?
Known what?
Your real name,
whatever that is.
The moment I woke
up in the hospital.
Then all of this about
trying to remember?
I had to make it feel real.
I saw a chance at a new life.
I saw a chance to move on
from the past, thanks to you.
Why would you need to
move on from your past?
I didn't want to
kill these people.
But you brought me into this,
And you turned me into
one of your little souvenirs.
Yeah, that's right,
I took a peek
In your little secret stash.
Not a hard lock to pick.
You found my things?
It did take me a bit to
realize who they were.
They're your callers
from work, right?
But I care about those people.
I want to help them.
Hey, hey, hey.
They're the reason
you're not dead.
When I saw your collection, I
knew we would be a good team.
Yeah, me and you.
I know this is a
lot to think about,
But I need you to
make up your mind.
Are you with me?
I can't imagine my
life without you.
And I can see it clearly now.
You did do all this for me.
Let's get you untied.
Just need you to
tell me what to do.
We have to make it
look like she fled.
Like stephanie made the decision
On her own to disappear.
- Oh, come on...
- stay back.
I am so disappointed in you.
[mysterious music]
[tense music]
[amelia whimpering]
[door closes]
[suspenseful music]
[amelia gasps]
Something wrong?
What's going on here?
[engine rumbles]
[crickets chirping]
[lock clicking]
[mysterious music]
[button clicks]
Where are you?
Oh, good.
[button clicks]
[indistinct chatter on
police radio]
[policeman] doesn't seem
like she came back here.
- What do you want to do?
- Wait on the warrant.
[indistinct police radio
[locks clicking]
- [rapid knocking]
- [val gasps]
What in the hell are you doing?
An a.P.B. Has gone out for you.
I know, I know, but
I need your help.
I need to know who the
woman in this photo is.
I don't know what you
want me to do with this.
The department has been working
With a facial recognition
software company.
Please, just run it
through their database.
Do you know how much
trouble I could get in?
I could lose my job.
[amelia sighs]
You know I could
never kill anyone.
Proving my innocence,
It starts with finding
out who this person is.
[val sighs]
I'll text you my new number.
And one other thing,
I need you to get me a
copy of a police report.
September 16th, 11:57
p.M, robinson and main,
Auto versus pedestrian.
You're really pushing it.
[mysterious music]
[birds cawing]
[computer beeping]
[computer beeps]
[keyboard clacking]
[computer beeping]
[cellphone ringing]
- Yeah?
- Got her.
But there's a lot on her though.
Maria danvers from canton, ohio.
Been dead for a while.
Yeah, she was
murdered years ago.
Apparently, she was some
rich guy's mistress.
He... Strangled her.
That's not the worst part.
I guess she had a
six-year-old son
Who was hiding in the closet.
Saw the whole thing go down.
What was the son's name?
Henry danvers.
Just a sec, got to
text with the info
Along with the police
report you asked for,
About the car accident.
There's a witness.
Her name is whitney ann davis.
[amelia] thanks, val. I owe you.
[val] you sure do.
[ominous music]
[amelia gasps]
[gentle music]
[newscaster] while police
haven't given information
About a possible suspect,
They have released
the names and photos
Of the three female victims,
each of whom has red hair,
Which has led to
people on social media
To hashtag this as
the redheadmurders.
[henry sniffs]
[henry exhales]
[amelia exhaling]
[cellphone clicks]
- [cellphone clicks]
- [cellphone beeps]
[henry panting]
[ominous music]
[water running]
[tense music]
- [gun fires]
- [henry groans]
[gun firing]
[whitney whimpering]
[indistinct police
radio chatter]
[cellphone assistant] the
destination is on your left.
[male detective] ran this way.
That's amelia green.
Hey! Stop!
- Hey!
- Pull over!
- Stop!
- Pull over right now!
- Stop!
- Stop the car.
All right, let me
see your hands.
Get her out.
Hands on the vehicle.
[amelia groans]
I'm here to speak to whitney.
[male detective] we
need to talk first.
I think I know who
killed stephanie.
His name is henry danvers.
He killed trent lilley too.
I think whitney's next.
[door opens]
Who's this?
She says she knows
your attacker.
Says his name is henry danvers.
Says he's the redhead killer.
It's okay.
You can tell her.
I was out with my
boyfriend, ex-boyfriend now,
But he saw this guy staring
at me and he wouldn't stop.
When my boyfriend caught him
following us, they fought.
The guy ran.
Lance chased him
down this alley.
The guy kept running and
slammed right into a car.
[tires screeching]
[body thuds]
[whitney gasps]
The same guy that followed
me, who fought with lance,
Was the guy that
was in my house today.
Why didn't you or your boyfriend
Tell any of this to the police?
No one thought he
was going to live.
Because they had gotten into
a fight and he chased him,
We didn't want to open
ourselves up to any charges.
But the way he looked
at me, if he did live,
I knew I'd see him again and I
promised myself I'd be ready.
[female detective] and you were.
I just wish I'd
killed the bastard.
[door opens]
[policeman] detectives?
[amelia sighs]
I'm really sorry
about all of this.
[door opens]
Well, you're not
gonna have to worry
About him coming back.
You caught him?
A patrol spotted him near
the crooked river dam.
They chased him and he jumped,
Hundred feet down
into the river.
No one can survive that.
[whitney] good riddance.
[female detective] river
patrol has been called in.
They're working on pulling
the body from the water.
Can I go?
[male detective] yeah.
We're gonna talk more.
[indistinct police
radio chatter]
[amelia crying]
[gentle music]
- [amelia gasping]
- shh, shh.
- Shh, shh.
- [amelia whimpering]
It's just me.
It's just me.
Please, don't scream.
[amelia whimpering]
[henry groans]
I thought you were dead.
I will be, if you don't help me.
Why do you think that
I would help you?
You acted like you killed
trent and stephanie for me.
But you killed stephanie
for the same reason
That you killed all
of those other women.
I'm sorry.
But when I was in that river,
All I could think about was you.
You are the only person
who has been kind to me.
You and me, that's what I need.
I want another chance, and I
want to do it right this time.
I know who you are.
I know what you are, henry.
You know my name?
And I know that you saw
your mother's death.
And I can only imagine how
much pain that caused.
My mother hated me.
She was awful, and she
blamed me for everything.
[sobbing] that man
did me a favor.
When I found out she
was dead, I was so glad.
I told myself I
was never gonna let
Another woman have that kind
of power over me ever again.
And that's why you kill them?
It's so different with you.
Everything is different.
You killed all of
those innocent women.
How could I ever live with that?
Because I'm not henry.
I'm daniel.
You can save me.
You can save us.
This is still the kindest gift
that I've ever been given.
Guess I'm gonna have to go
back on the cane for a bit.
I just wanted to give
you something nice.
You love me, don't you?
I love you.
- [scissors squelching]
- [henry yelps]
- [henry grunts]
- [amelia groans]
[amelia groaning]
[henry panting]
[amelia gasps]
[amelia gasping]
[gentle music]
[amelia gasping and panting]
[dialing 9-1-1]
[line rings]
[dispatcher] 9-1-1.
What's your emergency?
Okay. I can help you.
Just tell me where you are.
What's your address?
4022 brookfield drive.
Okay, I've got it.
I'm alerting the emts
right now, so just hang on.
They'll be there
in a few minutes.
What's your name, ma'am?
Are you still there?
Can you hear me?
If you can hear me,
I'm going to stay
On the line with you, okay?
I'm not going to hang up
until the emts arrive.
Everything's going
to be all right.
Help is on the way.
[henry's voice] amelia,
my heart.
[tense music]
[amelia gasps]
I just wanted to make
sure you're okay.
I'm alive, aren't I?
I don't know if you
recognized my voice or not,
But I'm actually the one that
took your call last night.
That was you.
Luck of the draw.
Luck of the draw.
You know, I...
I guess that means I
kinda saved your life.
[gentle music]
I guess I owe you one, then.
Guess so.
- [gentle music]
- [equipment beeping softly]
[soft, mellow music]