We Belong Together (2018) Movie Script

It's like torching
every relationship that's
ever meant a damn to you.
I left that dear, sweet
baby in his dirty diaper.
And after all
that, I still ain't
put that damn bottle down.
This is a safe place.
This is a haven from--
from the world outside.
There's-- there's
no judgment here.
Today is a very, very special
day for him, because today,
he earns his 90 day chip.
My name is Thomas Lewis.
And I'm an alcoholic.
Hi, Thomas.
You know, I can speak to a
classroom full of 200 students,
but every time I come up here,
it's like I'm sweating bullets.
Means 13 months ago, I
was finalizing my divorce.
In a short amount
of time, things
look so different, I feel clear.
I'm grateful my ex-wife is
finally allowing me to see
my daughter unsupervised, which
means I don't have to look over
my shoulder at the social
worker looking at me
like I'm a criminal.
Do you have a bag?
It's my daughter's name.
Things go well, then she gets
to spend the night with me.
Because of you, I'm--
I'm planning on having ice
cream with my daughter.
Hey, how you doin'?
- Dad!
- Oh.
Oh, I missed you.
I missed you.
Look at you.
I'm sorry I'm late.
Hey, sweetheart.
Go ahead, go play.
You know what?
I'll let you know
when it's time to go.
This kid's got so much energy.
They're hype.
They're making me hyper.
You remember having this
much energy as a kid?
No, I don't know anybody that
has as much energy as she does.
90 day chip.
Just like I promised you.
I'm surprised you went through
with everything this time.
Look, I-- mm, I
didn't mean that.
No, no, it's fine. Hey, Brittany.
Let's go. Let's go.
I got a surprise
for you at home.
Bye, guys.
Ooh, a surprise?
Is it a phone?
Well, how are
you gonna find
out unless you get in the car?
- Bye, mom.
- Bye.
Have fun, honey.
Um, be sure you have
her in bed by 9:00, okay?
And look, Thomas.
I didn't mean anything.
No, no. Look, it's fine.
Thanks again.
- I'll see you tomorrow.
- All right.
Wish me luck.
And where did you say
this high school was again?
Fairbanks, Alaska.
My dad was in the military.
Oh, okay.
Because I've just never seen
a transcript like this before.
Is that gonna be a problem?
No, no.
It shouldn't.
Here's your schedule
and map of the campus.
And welcome.
Cool, thanks.
Hey, there.
How can I help you?
My name is, uh,
Professor Thomas Lewis.
For those of you in
the back, that is--
Professor Thomas Lewis.
Now, in, uh, broad
strokes, we will
be covering various
ancient mythologies
from around the world.
But before I get
started, I'd like
to introduce you to my
assistant, your TA, Leslie.
Please stand and tell the class
a little bit about yourself.
Of course.
Hi, everybody.
That's me.
I've known Thomas
for quite a while.
I've taken this course
before, so I have a pretty
good idea at what I'm doing.
If you guys have any
questions, you guys
need help with anything,
please feel free to ask me.
I'm here to help.
Now, if you're looking
for her work hours,
they're in the syllabus
right under mine.
Well, speaking of syllabus,
who in here doesn't have one?
Raise your hand.
Would you help me, and, uh--
Yeah, of course.
--with the back, and I'll
take care of the front.
All right, now.
All right.
Now that everybody
has their syllabus,
let's get into this mythology.
All right, isn't it
about a hero's journey?
Let's find this hero's journey.
All right.
You guys need
help with something?
Cool. What's up?
Um, so I don't really
know what this is saying,
um, but I can go ahead
and ask the Professor
if he can help us.
Professor Lewis, can you
come over here and help us
- for a second, please?
- Sure.
They need help with this one.
- If you can--
- Okay.
Well, you know what?
Disregard that.
Just go to chapter one.
All right?
You are so smart.
No, no, no.
I appreciate it.
You're the smart one.
I really appreciate--
you know--
I mean, I'm happy to
be back in your class.
Oh, I'm happy to have you.
Um, so I'll catch
up with you later?
- Okay.
- All right, cool.
You okay?
Yeah, I'm all right.
In his defense, uh, he
did kind of honk his horn.
I can't hear nothin' with
these on, so maybe he did.
You're in one of my
classes, aren't you?
How are you liking it so far?
I mean, for the
first day it was cool.
It was cool. Okay.
Well, that's good.
I see, uh, you're
job hunting, there.
Yeah. I, uh, need a job.
Well, I don't wanna
impose, but, uh, do you
mind if I make a suggestion?
Go ahead.
Well, a couple of blocks from
here is a diner called Sal's.
I usually go there a couple of
days out the week after class.
Best steak and
eggs I've ever had.
Owner's name is Julio.
Great guy, could
always use some help.
That's, though--
well, of course,
if you don't mind
getting your hands dirty.
No, I don't mind at all.
Tell him Thomas Lewis sent you.
All right, cool. Thanks.
All right.
And, uh, I think you should
look both ways when you cross.
It's a good thing.
All right.
I'll see you in class.
That's me, Leslie.
I already took this class.
So I already know everything.
And I know it all.
And I already know Professor Lewis.
I'll get the ones in the back.
Frequent theme
in all mythologies
is the correlation
between love and loss.
passion and death.
Hello, Miss Jacobs.
Please, have a seat.
Your hair looks
nice, by the way.
Thank you.
Love and death is a constant
trope used in all mythologies.
A character is allowed
to find their one
true love, allowed
to be with them
for a certain period of time.
Then, for one reason or
another, tragedy strikes.
And the two are torn apart.
If you look at the Greek
story allegory of Orpheus and
Eurydices, or Isis and Osiris.
Or even in the modern biblical
parable of Sodom and Gomorrah.
In it, Lot had worked,
tirelessly, to save the city.
But even in the end, it
is his own wife that is
turned into a pillar of salt.
Hey. Professor Lewis?
Hey, Tracy.
What can I do for you?
I just wanted to
say thanks again.
Besides saving my
life last week,
you recommending Sal's
was a good thing.
I got the job.
I started yesterday.
Thank you.
Guess I'm gonna
have to go down there
and order a steak
and eggs special.
Oh my god, I would love that.
I usually work Wednesday night--
Hey, Tom, I had a few
questions about the papers
that I was given yester--
Oh, I am so sorry.
I didn't realize you guys were--
I apologize.
I didn't mean to interrupt.
Oh, go ahead and finish.
No, it's-- it's cool.
We're-- we were finished.
Well, congratulations again.
I'll see you next class.
It's a cute lip color, though.
Um, yeah, so apparently I'm
gonna be here late tonight
between discussing the
paper with the students
and my own readings
that I have to do for--
Yes, yes. I know another long
night, but I really need you
- to take care of this for me.
- Okay. No problem.
- Thank you, Leslie.
- Got it.
I'm sure you all
heard about what
happened to Leslie already.
Needless to say, today's
class will be canceled.
Please, uh, come in.
Uh, these, uh, detectives would
like to have a word with you.
Thank you, Mr. Lewis.
This is my card
in case any of you
have heard anything or
have any details
regarding Leslie's murder.
We also have a photo of the
potential suspect that was
captured on the security cam.
I'll make sure to make some
copies and hand them out.
Thank you.
Thank you.
Thank you, Mr. Lewis.
Thank you.
Hold on.
Come in.
Hope I'm not
interrupting anything.
No, no.
Come in, have a seat.
How can I help you?
Actually, I was coming
to check up on you.
Very kind of you.
I'm still trying to
process all of this.
You know?
Leslie was a great person.
She didn't deserve
what happened to her.
Well, listen.
If it makes you feel any
better, I'd like to offer you
a steak and eggs dinner on me.
I mean, at this point, I
kind of owe you my life.
You gotta let me repay
the debt somehow.
Maybe another time.
Right now, I don't have
much of an appetite.
Well, I have another favor.
Leslie was giving me
rides home from work.
She was so sweet to
help me out for that.
I should've known
something was wrong when
she didn't respond to my texts.
I'm sorry, I had no idea that
you two had gotten that close.
Yeah, I went to her to
ask her for help on a paper.
And from there, she
let me open up to her
and she offered to help me.
It sounds like Leslie.
Always going the extra mile.
I'm-- I'm sorry.
You know what?
I'm sorry.
- I shouldn't have asked.
- No.
- It's inappropriate.
- No, no, no.
It's fine. Uh--
What time do you need
me to pick you up?
Well, I get off at 9:00,
but if you come in at 8:30
I can have that steak and
eggs plate ready for you.
Sounds like I'll
be there at 8:30.
Ah, right on time.
Just how I like it.
Go ahead and sit anywhere.
Okay. Thanks.
I've got your steak
cooking right now.
What side would you like?
Toast and hash.
Okay. You want something a
little stronger than water?
I've got a little personal
stash in the back.
No, water's fine.
You sure?
Could be our little secret.
I don't drink.
Or not anymore?
I'll be right back.
I'm not doing this.
What the hell are
you doing here?
Get up.
Get up and go.
I-- I--
Ah, food's here.
I had them prepare
your steak medium well,
and your hash browns
will be right out.
Uh-- looks perfect.
What a long, weird,
twisted day, right?
So how's work coming along?
It's as pleasant as working
any night shift in a diner
could be.
I'm like Cinderella around here.
It's very glamorous.
So what'd you do before this?
Before the diner?
No, before LA.
I'm sorry, I saw on your
resume that you worked
a few places out of town.
Ah, I was in the military,
stationed in Germany.
And then I did
two years in Iraq.
Thank you for your services.
Yeah, I guess.
You better eat up
before that gets cold.
Yeah, um--
You were right.
That is good.
You're blushing.
That's cute.
I'm gonna check on your
hash browns and let you finish.
I have a few things to do around
here and then we can go, okay?
This is me right here.
Hey, thanks again, Professor.
It's like you're
always saving me.
Call me Tom.
Don't worry about it.
I was a college student once.
So, Tom, are you full?
I'm stuffed.
Might as well try and
get to a bed ASAP.
Sounds like fun.
No, I-- look, I didn't
mean it like that.
You're blushing.
Tracy, you're
a beautiful girl.
I'm 26.
I'm far from a girl, okay?
I'm sorry.
You're a beautiful woman.
But I'm practically
twice your age.
And not to mention,
you're also my student.
It's not illegal for us to
enjoy each other's time, Tom.
No, it's not.
But it is unethical.
And if anyone was to
find out, then, like,
I could lose my job.
Look, I'm-- I'm gonna
be straight with you.
I'm just coming off of what was
over a year long sabbatical.
So I can't afford to be
a part of any scandal.
I can keep a secret.
I think that you
should reconsider.
I just got back and, um--
I really can't do this.
I just got back.
And, um-- wait, I--
look, uh-- stop. Stop.
All right?
Uh, this can't happen.
Well, I can feel
that you're not gay.
So what is it?
You married?
Or divorced?
Well, clearly,
you're not over it.
But that's okay.
If you need help getting over
it, you know where to find me.
You still love her?
Come on.
I just need to talk
to you for a second.
Thomas, is that you?
Thomas, what the hell
are you doing here?
Look, I'm sorry.
I-- I've been calling
Megan on the phone.
She's not picking up.
I need to talk--
Honey, it is after midnight.
Yes, I know. I just need to
talk to her for a second.
- Mom, mom, mom.
- Wh-- what?
- What?
- I-- no, I have it.
- Let me-- I got this, mom.
- You sure, honey?
Yes. Thank you.
Thomas, what the hell
are you doing here?
When'd your mother move in?
What do you want, Thomas?
You know, Brittany's
asleep upstairs,
not to mention the
fact that I have two
houses to show in the morning.
I just need to talk
to you for a second.
Can I come in?
What do you want, Thomas?
I miss you.
I just want to know if we're
working towards something,
towards fixing us.
Fixing us?
Is that what you've been
worried about, Thomas?
Fixing us?
Look, I--
I know I wasn't there for
you when you needed me.
Look, Thomas.
I used to beg you to worry about
fixing us before we were broken.
But you don't even
remember that because you
were too blackout drunk.
You know why I drank.
Of course I know
why you drank.
I never blamed you for what
happened and I never will.
You're a good father.
But what I will blame you
for is what happened after.
Because that bottle
became your shoulder
to cry on instead of me.
Where was my shoulder, Thomas?
Where was my shoulder?
Megan, I--
You know what?
You really even
shouldn't be worried
about fixing us right now.
What you need to
worry about fixing
is that little girl
that's sleeping upstairs.
Repairing her memory
of seeing her father
coming in in the middle
of the day, all the time,
blackout drunk.
You fix that, Thomas.
Fix that. Okay?
Fix that.
Tell Diane that, uh,
I'm sorry for waking her.
- Thomas.
- No.
It's fine.
The hardest thing in the world
is to reject the man you love.
Mom, I can't--
Oh, honey.
No, don't cry.
Come on.
I know, baby.
It's gonna be all right.
It's gonna be all
right, I promise.
It'll be all right.
Knock knock.
Uh, Miss Jacobs.
Professor Lewis.
Didn't see you in class today.
I couldn't show my
face in there after what
happened the other night.
You know what?
Why don't we just forget it?
I was inappropriate.
And you were being
the perfect gentleman.
Can't forget it.
Look, we all do things
we shouldn't have done.
Sometimes we make
mistakes we regret.
I didn't say I
regretted anything.
I mean, you're cute, you're
smart, you're single.
An opportunity presented
itself and I took it.
Miss Jacobs.
Listen, I'm just saying
my offer still stands.
You forgot what it feels
like to be desired.
Look, uh--
This has gone far
beyond appropriate.
I'm gonna have
to ask you to leave.
I'm not stupid.
I know you want me.
It doesn't matter what I want.
It's the only
thing that matters.
Hey. Oh, sorry I took so long.
Ooh, I spilled this on me.
Do you have napkins?
No, no.
We have napkins right, uh--
What is this?
Let me get that.
Is this her?
Your ex-wife?
She's pretty.
That's her.
Oh, my gosh.
Is this your daughter?
She is adorable.
She's your twin.
Let me-- let me--
Tom, I thought you said
you only had one kid.
I do.
Megan named him after me.
I was excited to
have a junior.
He was a great kid.
Then one summer,
Megan, my ex-wife, she
had to go out and
show some houses
and, um, she left
me with the kids.
I remember Brittany,
she was taking a nap,
and I put Junior in the crib.
I can't remember, you know--
did I put him on his side?
Did I put him on his back?
It go-- it goes and plays
over and over in my head.
But I-- I can't remember.
But I remember the phone rang.
It was my publisher.
He was all excited
about my new book.
Projected sales, all kind of
nonsense things like that.
I remember I had a
few glasses of wine.
And I'm thinking, like,
man, I don't know.
Maybe it was an hour.
But when I look back,
it was like an eternity.
Because when I went back
in that room...
he was blue.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
That's what they call it.
Happens in one in
every thousand infants.
And my--
Junior, he-- he
had to be the one.
You know, there's two things--
Two things that'll haunt
me for the rest of my life.
And that's...
seeing my
son blue in that crib.
And then to tell his mother
and look in her eyes.
And tell her, your son...
our boy, he's gone.
He's gone.
You know, she never accused me.
Not one time.
Not one time.
Never said one accusatory word.
But she didn't have to.
I did that all by myself.
You know, I couldn't face--
I couldn't face her.
I couldn't face my--
my daughter, Brittany.
All I could do was drink.
I had to drink.
Malt liquor, drink that.
Vodka, drink that.
Tequila, I don't want no shots.
Drink that.
It's all I knew
that would allow me
to look at myself in the
mirror every day...
and Megan, she--
she tried.
She tried.
But all I knew was
to push her away.
Push everyone away.
Megan, she had to realize
she had to take care
of herself, and-- and Brittany.
And three DUIs later, and a
little stint in jail, well--
She gave me divorce papers.
1:36 PM on a Thursday.
She gave them to me.
I signed them.
Didn't even look at it.
I signed away my
rights to my daughter
because I knew...
they were better
without me.
And I was better without
them because, you know,
at least I had the bottle.
Took me six months to get up
enough courage to go to AA, and...
another three
months to stop drinking.
So this is what you want?
To never drink again?
It's the best.
Yeah, bro.
So you say, um,
she's your student?
Have you lost your mind?
No, c-- man, you know what?
I knew you were
gonna say that.
That's why I didn't
want to tell you.
You damn right I
was gonna say that.
Because you have lost it.
I didn't pursue her.
She pursued me.
Meh, I didn't pursue
her, she pursued me.
I don't care who
pursued who, man.
Wait, how old is she, man?
Please don't tell me she's 18.
She's not 18.
Well, how old is she?
There's something
about this woman.
It's like she's exactly
what I need right now.
Oh, she exactly what
you need right now.
But is she 18?
She's 26.
What you need is a swift
kick in your ass right now.
That's what you need, man.
What if the faculty finds
out that you sleeping
with one of your students?
Then what happens?
Maybe I get reprimanded or
suspension, ma-- maybe worse.
So it's worth risking
all that, huh?
Come on, man.
You're not just my AA
sponsor, all right?
You're my best friend.
So you know everything about me.
This is the first woman that
I've been with since Megan.
Look, look, I'm talking...
raw, animalistic distraction.
- All right.
- Wait, wait, wait.
- Wait.
- You talkin' 'bout...
Raw, animalistic distraction.
- There you go.
- All right, I get it.
All right, all right.
Okay, I understand.
I-- I get it, all right?
But I just-- just
be careful, man.
Alright? Hey, you know
what they say, right?
The easiest time to
start a new addiction...
is when you getting
over an old one.
- Food for thought.
- Food for thought.
From my AA sponsor who brings
me back to my old watering hole.
Drink your water.
Okay, all right.
Totally not a big deal.
You sure we're gonna
make our reservations?
Yes, I'm sure.
I just need 5 minutes,
10 minutes tops.
I just gotta freshen up.
You know you're perfect
as you are, right?
Thank you.
Give me 5 minutes.
Go sit down.
Is this a picture of you?
Why is it I never
noticed it before?
You come in here and you
go straight to the bed.
You don't notice
anything in here.
When'd you take this picture?
It was taken the
night my parents died.
Not a big deal.
I was five years old.
I barely remember.
All I know is there was a fire.
I made it out. They didn't.
Some jerk photographer took
my picture, and there it is.
You have any siblings?
Nope. Just me.
So what happened to you
after your parents died?
I moved from foster home to
foster home until I turned 18.
I decided to go in the military.
Why is it that I'm just
finding out about this?
Because I was trying to avoid
these awkward conversations.
And now that you
know everything,
can I finish getting dressed?
Yeah, yeah.
You know, I could
just imagine that--
Do you knock?
What's that?
Come on, come on.
Give me-- let me see.
I'll open it for you.
What's that for?
All right.
What's going on?
Come on. Talk to me.
Well, if you must know,
they're antidepressants.
I suffer from post-traumatic
stress disorder
from being in the
military, and a doctor
prescribes them for me.
Okay. Well, I guess
I'm learning all
kind of new stuff
about you tonight.
It's not that bad, really.
I just hate taking
them because I
start feeling weird
and foggy, almost
like I'm not my natural self.
Come here.
It's all right.
You're an amazing woman.
And I'm in awe of you right now.
After all that you've
been through, pulling
yourself up by the bootstraps.
Look, if those pills, they
make you feel like that,
then I'm sorry.
It's a shame.
Because I enjoy getting
to know the natural you.
You do?
Of course I do.
I think we should
stay in tonight.
You do?
I have a surprise
for you I've been
wanting to give you anyway.
So I'm gonna go get
ready for the surprise.
You get in the bed, and I'll
get your surprise ready.
I like surprises.
- You like?
- Oh, yeah. I like.
Lay down.
And what are you
gonna do with those?
These are part of my surprise.
Are you nervous?
I don't know.
Should I be?
No. Maybe a little.
You ready for the surprise?
I hope this is nothing
to do with a feather
because it's unmanly
how ticklish I am.
It's not feathers.
Okay, close your eyes.
- Open your mouth.
- Hm?
Open your mouth.
Open it.
What are you doing?
I'm being your
serpent in the tree.
You know you want it.
And I won't tell anyone,
especially your ex.
Because of some AA pledge?
They don't know anything.
They just tell you to
suppress your urges.
Life is about giving in.
You can be free here.
I want you to be your true self.
So have a drink with me.
I won't tell anyone.
What you doing out here?
I was looking all over for you.
Did you get my note?
No. I didn't get your note, but
I saw you through the window.
This is amazing.
I come out here.
I like to feel the wind.
This is my safe place.
Clear out all the
noise in my head.
Well, your safe place is, um,
not that good for my migraine.
You got a hangover?
Yeah, I guess you
can call it that.
I need some Aspirin
or something.
What time you got?
I got to get out of here.
What's wrong?
I'm late.
Late for what?
Well, uh, need to
pick up my daughter
and take her to
swimming lessons.
And, well, it's gonna
take me at least 30 minutes
and go home, change up,
I should take a shower.
All right, well, let me
dressed. I'll go with you.
Well, no.
No, no, no.
I'm good, I'm good.
Look, I, uh, I
couldn't find my phone.
Where'd you put it?
It's on the side of the bed.
Why is it that you don't want
me to be around your daughter?
It's like you don't want me
to meet her or something.
- Why?
- Come on, really?
Because is not an answer.
Because why?
It's a little too early for
all of that, don't you think?
I mean, I got a
10-year-old daughter
who's already wondering
why her daddy's not
there tucking her in.
Now she's going
to wonder why I'm
30 minutes late or more, just
to take her to swimming lessons.
The last thing I need to do is
add another adult in the mix
so she has more
questions to ask.
It's not okay.
It's gonna have to be.
Because you're not
gonna meet her.
Come on.
Give me a kiss. I got to go.
Come on.
All right.
Talk to you later, all right?
I got to--
I got to get out of here.
Thomas. You're late.
Brittany, your dad's here.
I missed an appointment
because of you.
Megan, I'm sorry.
I-- I got caught up--
Dad, you're late.
You made mom miss an
appointment with a new client.
You sound just
like your mother.
Don't let it happen again.
And are you still gonna
take me swimming?
Brittany, go get the swimsuit
your grandmother gave you, okay?
Megan, um, I just want to
thank you again for this.
I know you didn't
have to do this.
What's going on with you?
You okay?
Uh, yeah, well, I'm worse
than some, better than most.
And wh-- what is this?
To be more dressed
down than normal?
Come on dad, let's go.
- Come on.
- You guys have fun.
Bye, mom.
Bye, honey.
Oh, uh, I'll have
her call you before she
goes to sleep tonight.
Okay, Tom.
Maybe I overreacted a
little bit this morning.
Just call me back, okay?
Silence is not how we
solve problems, Tom.
Call me back.
Who the hell do
you think you are?
How dare you ignore me?
I can destroy you.
I'll just invite myself in.
Look. All right, I don't want to
argue with you again, all right?
Me neither, crazy.
That's not what I'm here for.
I came to give you a gift.
What's this?
It was my father's.
It was the only thing
that survived the fire.
I can't take this.
I really, really
overreacted the other day.
You don't deserve that.
So I wanted you to
have this so you can
know how much you mean to me.
It's an apology gift.
Look, Tracy.
I accept your apology,
but I cannot take this.
Are you just gonna forget about
all the hundred calls you made
and the-- and the-- the
30-something voice messages
you left me? Huh?
Hold on.
Hey, baby.
What's going on, Brittany?
Whoa, whoa.
Hey, hey, hey, hey.
Slow down.
No. All right, look.
I can't understand you.
No-- I--
Diane, what's going on?
Oh. Oh, okay. Oh, my god.
All right. All right, okay.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
I'm on my way right now.
Okay, I'm leaving. Bye.
What's going on?
Megan was in an accident.
She's in the hospital.
Is Brittany okay?
Yeah, she was with
her grandmother.
I have to go.
We can go to the
hospital together.
No, no, no.
Whoa, whoa.
No, no. You can't come
with me, all right?
- We've been over this.
- I'll go with you.
No, no.
I got to go to the hospital.
You got to leave.
Well, we're not finished here.
I'll just wait here
until you get back.
I-- I don't have time
for this, all right?
Look, I got to go.
Lock up the door behind you.
Thomas. Thomas.
Oh, come here.
Mommy's hurt.
Really bad.
I know, baby. I know.
So she just came
out of surgery.
She had some, um, broken
bones and internal bleeding.
And, oh, honey, I know.
I'm right here, baby.
They caught all
that in time, but
right now they're just
worried about the swelling
in the brain.
So they had to put her in
a medically induced coma.
Hey, ho-- coma?
They don't know how
long it's gonna take.
Like, days, weeks, I don't know.
We just got to--
we just got to hope and pray.
Hey, hey.
Daddy's right here.
All right, babe?
All right?
It's okay.
Stay with Nana.
It's gonna be fine.
Oh, honey. Don't cry.
Please don't cry.
You're gonna make Nana cry.
- Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Good morning.
I must have dozed off.
- Good morning.
- Morning.
What time is it?
I-- I got to get
Brittany to school.
Already taken
care of, my love.
Thank you.
Ain't nothing but a thing.
We all family here, honey.
And thanks for this.
Honey, why don't
you just go on home?
I'll call you if
anything changes.
I can't get any rest
with her in here.
Not like this.
Well, you're not
gonna do her
no good if you end up in the
bed right beside her, honey.
Please, listen to me.
Go home.
Take a shower.
Lay your head on a pillow
and get some winks of sleep,
and then come back here
nice and refreshed.
You're gonna do
yourself and Megan a favor.
Maybe you're right.
You know I'm right.
Diane, you know I must have
apologized to your daughter
over 1,000 times for what
I did to our marriage.
But, uh, I know after our
divorce you had to step up.
I never got to say thank you.
I'm sorry.
Matthew 18:21-22.
I'm not familiar.
"Then came Peter
to him and said,
Lord, how oft shall my brother
sin against me before I
forgive him?
Till seven times?
Jesus saith unto
him, I do not say
unto thee, till seven times.
But until 70 times seven."
I knew you were sorry
as soon as it happened.
And I forgave you way back then.
But it's way past time.
You forgive yourself.
- I got to go.
- I know.
- I'll be back.
- Okay.
Tracy, Tracy, Tracy.
What are you doing here?
How was the hospital?
How's Brittany?
What have you been doing?
I moved this chair
here so I could
be right here when you got in.
Get up.
Come on.
Let's go, let's go, let's go.
Come on, really?
Moving all this stuff around.
Rearranging my stuff.
I mean, what?
You've been here for the last
few days while I've been away?
I just wanted to
make sure you were okay.
How's your ex-wife?
Did she die?
What'd you say?
Why would you say
something like that?
Oh, Tom.
Because I care.
I care, Tom.
I was worried about you.
I was really worried
about Brittany.
Just stop.
No, really.
- Just stop.
- What?
Look, I-- I--
I just can't entertain
this anymore.
What are you saying, Tom?
I'm saying that we're done.
This is it.
We're through, Tracy.
All right? I don't have the
energy or-- or willingness
to even entertain
your antics anymore.
- No.
- Yes.
No. No. No.
No, no.
Look, the only priority I
have right now is to my family.
All right? Not to anyone else,
and that includes you.
Was your family a priority
when you killed your son?
I didn't mean that.
I didn't mean that.
- I'm sorry.
- Don't touch me.
- I was out of line.
- Just stop.
I was out of line.
I didn't mean it.
- Don't touch me.
- I'm sorry.
- Look.
- I'm sorry.
- Get out.
- I didn't mean to say that.
- We can talk about it, Tom.
- Look.
- Let's talk about it.
- Get out.
- Let's go.
- Let's talk about this.
I said get out.
I want you out.
You're hurting me. Ow.
I want you out
of here, all right?
- Let's--
- Get out.
And stay the
hell away from me.
We need to talk about this.
Tom. We belong together.
Baby, if you
could hear me...
I need you to wake up.
I need you to wake up.
I can't imagine being in
this world without you.
Brittany needs you.
I need you.
I love you.
I love you so much.
I love you, too.
- Megan?
- Oh, my god.
She's awake.
- Oh, thank god.
- She's awake.
Thank god.
Nurse! Nurse, she's awake!
Thank God. Thank God.
Oh, I just never
want to let you go.
I love you, Mom.
I love you too, baby.
Mom, can I get some candy?
Sure. You want Grandma or
Daddy to go with you?
No, I know where it is.
You sure you don't
want dad to just,
uh, come help you
push the buttons?
Dad, I got it.
Come here, baby.
I'll give you some change.
We got $5.
Machine's right
around the corner.
I think she'll be fine.
Thanks, Grandma.
- Hurry back, sweet pea.
- Okay, Mom.
You're so grown.
You sure you weren't speeding?
No, Thomas.
I don't speed.
I usually have the baby, so no.
You don't remember
anything else?
Hey, Brittany.
This one guy cutting me off.
I swerved and tried to hit the
brakes, and they didn't work.
Next thing I know, I'm slamming
into a concrete barrier.
Then nothing.
What's taking her so
long to get some candy?
There you go.
You're finally back.
See what you got.
Where'd you get this?
Tracy gave it to me.
Dad, why did she
say she's my stepmom?
Baby, I need you to
stay with your grandma.
Just the man
we're looking for.
- What's this about?
- You need to come with me.
Get your hands off of me.
You don't remember
us from the university?
Because we remember you.
What's this about?
- You need to--
- Get your hands off of me.
I got a ex-wife who just got out
of a coma a couple hours ago.
I'm not going anywhere.
You want to explain to her why
we got an anonymous tip stating
that a certain professor
who's currently
under a murder investigation,
might have also cut his
ex-wife's brake lines?
You're coming with us.
Tracy Jacobs, all right?
I keep saying-- Tracy Jacobs.
Maybe you're not
spelling it right.
We ran her name and all the
other information you gave us,
and nothing came up.
What about her apartment?
We sent a unit to the
address, but the landlord
told our officers that nobody
lives there by that name.
That's impossible.
Look, I-- I've been there.
I slept there.
And you're saying this
fantasy woman of yours
is your ticked off girlfriend?
Was your girlfriend.
Look, look. You asked me
who I thought it might be.
All right?
And I'm-- I'm telling you.
I mean, no person comes
up to a child and says,
I'm gonna be your stepmom.
- Are you serious?
- That's right.
You felt threatened because she
gave your daughter a bracelet.
That's right. Look.
I-- I know how crazy it sounds.
Sounds like a load of crap.
You ask me, you're the
one with everything to lose.
Ex-wife, ex-girlfriend,
cushy teaching job.
Y'all don't want
to listen to me?
All right, I'm
telling you, there's
something off about this woman.
If my ex-wife's brake
lines were cut,
then that's who you
should be looking at.
What is this?
What is it?
What is this?
It's okay.
I would never do that.
So this woman has been
around our daughter.
I never bought her
around Brittany.
She must have followed me
to a visit or something.
Do you love her?
Just because I slept with
her doesn't mean I love her.
I love you.
Then get me out of here.
- Okay, I want to go home.
- I know, baby. I know.
- Get me out of here, now.
- I know, honey.
- No, get me out of here.
- I'll be right back.
Please, just wait
a second, all right?
All right.
- Diane.
- Yeah?
Can you pick up
Brittany from school
and keep her with you tonight?
Absolutely. All right.
I'll leave now.
All right, baby.
I love you.
Love you too, Mom.
- Call you later.
- 'Kay.
Do you think
Mom's gonna be okay?
I do believe she's
gonna be okay, honey.
And you're gonna
come to my place
and we're gonna have some
s'mores, and hot chocolate,
and stay up late, and carry on.
Hey, Brittany.
Oh, can I go play
with him, please?
Sure, babe.
Want me to hold that?
- Yeah.
- Okay.
- Come on.
- Have fun.
You're it!
Did you see Brittany, honey?
Did you see the little girl?
You were just playing with her.
She was here.
But-- I-- she's not here anymore.
She's not here?
Brittany. Brittany.
- Brittany?
- Oh, my God.
Where did she go?
Is this 9-1-1?
Yeah. My granddaughter's missing.
I was on the playground
the whole time.
Ms. Shibley, what
happened here?
As I said before, she was
playing with these little kids,
those little kids, and I
turned around for two seconds
to use my phone.
And I turned back
and she was gone.
She was just gone.
I don't-- I don't understand.
Do you know any of these
kids that she's playing with?
No, but they seem to know her.
Did you call her parents?
I did.
They're coming home
from the hospital.
Thank you for your time.
If we need any more information,
we'll give you a call.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
And you have no idea
of where our daughter is?
We're doing the
best we can, sir.
The best you can?
The best you can?
Let me tell you what the
best you can would have been.
You out there looking
for that woman
instead of sitting
down questioning me.
- Thomas.
- No, no, no.
This is BS.
Find my daughter!
- I apologize.
- No.
Your family is going
through a very tough time.
We understand.
Brittany, where are you?
Brittany, where are you?
Oh, baby.
It's okay. It's okay.
All right.
All right, come here.
Come here.
Come on, come on.
I got you.
I got you.
All right, all right.
Are you hurt?
Are you hurt, baby?
Okay, okay.
Okay, all right.
Okay. All right.
Daddy's here.
She's okay, baby.
Yeah, she's just
a bit shaken up.
Oh, thank God.
Thank God you found her.
I'm bringing her home now.
Listen, I'm sorry about this.
Hurry, please.
I'll see you soon.
Hi, young lady.
- I'm detective Daly.
- Oh, come on. Come on.
Oh, whoa, whoa.
Mr. Lewis, it
would be best if we
could take Brittany
to the station
tonight and get her statement.
Now, I realize this is a
traumatic experience for her,
- but--
- I had enough of you guys.
The only place I'm
taking my daughter
is to be home with her mother.
And if she's feeling
up to it tomorrow,
then I'll bring her by
the police station.
She can give you a
statement then.
Thank you.
All right, baby.
We're going home.
All right?
All right.
You think I wanted
to be this person?
You think I wanted
to be like this?
Do you?
Answer me!
How's it going?
Brittany, wait, wait.
Don't go in there.
Don't go in there.
I know women like you.
Controlling, manipulative,
just like my mom.
We fixed her, too.
But you're a bit
more stubborn, see?
You didn't die in the car.
But that's okay.
I have an emergency. I need you to
send the police to my address.
I think there's a
officer down, all right?
Here. You give them your
address, all right?
Go in the car.
Lock the door.
Lock the door, sweetie.
You're gonna drown.
Your daughter is
gonna call me mom.
Don't come any closer.
Wait, wait. Wait.
Come on.
Just please, let her go.
There's still enough time.
The police aren't here.
All right?
It doesn't have to be like this.
Doesn't have to be like this.
Just-- just-- just
let her go, okay?
You don't deserve this.
Neither does she.
If you let her go, me and
you, we can get out of here.
You and me?
We can leave together?
That's right. Just-- just let her go.
Come on. Let's go.
You think I'm stupid.
You, and me, and Brittany,
we can never be happy as long
as she's still in the picture.
She has to die.
No, no!
Get on the ground, now!
Put your hands up!
So you're saying that
there were new findings?
Yes, sir. For one, the woman
who attacked you two,
her name isn't Tracy Jacobs.
It's Laura Santiago.
She got herself picked up out
of Texas for jumping bail.
Apparently she's
been locked up down
there since she was only 12.
When we had given
them a call to let them know she was
arrested, they were
more than happy to come
down and take her back.
She'd only been out for
six months when she met you.
What did she do to get
arrested in the first place?
Well, the story that she
told you wasn't too far off.
Her parents did die
in a fire, but it was
she and her brother who set it.
Her brother?
She wasn't an only child.
Remember the apartment was
under an Alfred Santiago?
That's Laura's older brother.
It took a lot of red tape to
get their juvenile records
because they were sealed
by the arresting state.
Once we got the judge to unseal
them, it cleared everything up.
Laura and Alfred had
both been convicted
of killing their parents.
But there wasn't enough
information to make
a murder conviction stick.
The state had offered
them a plea deal.
Plead guilty, and
they would only
have to go into a
mental institution
until their 25th birthdays.
And after they were arrested,
they were both diagnosed
with histrionic personality
disorder, schizophrenia, and a
list of other mental disorders.
So she was never
in foster care?
No. Just state facilities.
So where is
this brother now?
We're still looking
for him, ma'am.
But don't worry.
He won't get far.
He has nowhere to go,
and no family on the outside.
Please, trust us.
You have nothing to worry about.