What Happens in the Dark (2023) Movie Script

(bright music)
(dramatic music)
(droplet plops)
(wind whooshing)
(heart thumping)
- [Trevor] Man, I never
thought I'd end up like this.
What did I do so wrong?
I guess the old saying is true.
What happens in the
dark does come to light.
(drum resounds)
(chill music)
Wanna be like FC, I guess
(chill music continues)
(chill music continues)
(chill music continues)
- Good morning, baby.
- Good morning.
- Mm-hmm!
- This looks delicious.
- Yeah.
(Trevor chuckles)
Well, thank you.
Anything for my king.
- Right.
- You're gonna do great today, baby.
- You know what? I feel great.
I feel like things are moving
in the right direction.
- Mm-hmm?
- And last night
was a great inspiration.
- Mm-hmm!
- I mean, I even got
some extra sleep.
- Mm.
- And I didn't have to
work out this morning.
- Mm.
I am glad that I can be
of inspiration to you.
- Sure can. Mm!
(Ava chuckles)
(gentle music)
- [Ava] I'm thinking
last night was the night.
I'm praying.
- I'm praying too, babe.
Now you can finally get some rest.
- Mm! Yeah.
- Are you still sore?
- Constantly.
But I knew that that came with the deal,
and I'm fine with it.
- (sighs) Don't worry.
It'll all be over soon, all right?
Hey, I'm proud of you.
- Aw, and I'm proud of
you too, Mr. Big Shot.
- Hey, let's not get carried away now.
- [Ava] Mm-mm.
- I mean, Unc still haven't said yes yet,
but I'm sure he will.
It's gonna happen.
- Mm-hmm, especially if
you guys sell them lofts,
he better.
- (chuckles) Come on now, Princess.
- All right, all right.
I know he's just waiting
on the right time.
- Yeah.
You remember what I promised you?
(Ava giggles)
- Mm, fur and leather.
But I'd rather have some
diamonds and pearls.
- (chuckles) That's right.
And someday I'ma give you both.
- [Ava] Mm-hmm.
- But in order to get that,
I'ma have to get on outta
here and get to work.
- Mm-hmm.
- [Trevor] Are you sure you okay?
- Mm-hmm!
I'm fine.
- [Trevor] All right.
In that case, I'll see
you tonight, all right?
- Oh! Oh, oh, wait.
I forgot to ask you.
Did you happen to see that
construction truck driving
around the neighborhood?
I asked all the neighbors,
and no one's having any work done.
It's just a little strange.
- Mm. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
(chuckles) You gotta stop
being paranoid, babe.
I'll see you later.
(uneasy music)
(phone dings)
(Ava humming)
(Ava humming continues)
(nervous music)
- Good morning, good morning,
good morning everyone.
- [Mi'onia And Myrea] Good morning.
- Ay, what's goin' on?
- Glad to see y'all could make it.
So look, let's get down to some business.
(claps) Now, we have 16
units we need to fill
by the end of this month.
Hey, look, I'ma need my
top agents on this one.
Trevor, need you to give us a
rundown about The Renaissance.
- Of course.
Well, good morning, everybody,
and welcome to The Renaissance
of this great city.
(all clapping)
So to remind you
why we named the building
The Renaissance Loft,
it's representing the great
comeback of this town.
The numbers are not stopping,
the market is not stopping,
hence we are not stopping.
The big-city folks are
tired of that renting life.
Month after month,
just throwing their money away.
But you know what I say to that?
(bright music)
Livin' for the city, y'all.
So I say
let's do what we do
and show them the
solution to their problem,
and that is a luxury apartment experience.
In the heart of our city.
make them feel at home
with our help.
- Trevor, are we still working
at the escalated price?
I think some of my buyers will lose sight
of the small-town charm
once they see the prices
on some of these units.
- You know what I hear?
- Reality?
- Fear.
Fear of rebuttal,
fear of explanation,
fear of the word no.
Rosa Parks said,
"When one mind is made up,
this diminishes fear.
Knowing what must be done
does away with fear."
That's inspirational, to say the least.
So make up your damn minds, people,
to sell, sell, sell!
- We got you, T.
- I know that's right.
- Good morning, everyone.
Sorry I'm late.
- Welcome, we were just
discussing the lofts.
The big selling point
that we all have is the current state
of the mortgage industry.
Experts are predicting a
3% interest rate increasing
this coming up year.
Now, that's incredibly scary.
Crazy, even.
For you, for me,
for any buyer.
That's the fear that
we all need to lean on.
Not our own fears,
but their fear of not
being able to own soon.
- That's brilliant.
- Hey, I'm just stating the facts.
So let's have an incredible day
and sell those units!
- Please, God.
Make us parents.
We're ready.
(delicate music)
(delicate music continues)
(gentle music)
(gentle music continues)
(tense music)
So, I spoke with Sharon today.
- Hmm.
- Yeah, supposedly she
has invited herself here
for breakfast tomorrow.
(phone dings)
- Thought y'all two weren't talking.
- Eh, I guess it's her way
of apologizing.
(phone dings)
I just cannot believe what she said to me.
I mean,
(phone dings)
doing IVF treatments is my choice,
not hers.
(phone dings)
- Oh, (chuckles) my bad.
I'm s-sorry about that.
What'd you say?
- Never mind.
I was just still feeling a
way about what she said to me,
that's all.
- Babe, you really need to
just shut that stuff out.
You can't control other people.
All you can do is control your reactions
towards the experience.
- I know, I know, I know, I just,
it's just hard when it's your best friend.
- I thought I was your best friend.
- Aw! (giggles)
Oh, you're so cute.
And how did I get so lucky?
- You know, I ask that
same question to myself
over and over again all the time.
- Mm! Say the thing.
- You see, there's you, there's me,
and there's everybody else.
- Mm!
I know that's right.
Till death do us part, right?
- Always.
(Ava chuckles)
(gentle music)
(phone rings)
- [Trevor] Hello?
- [Mook] Yo, T.
Sup, man?
I got some business that
we need to talk about.
Why don't you come by the club?
- [Trevor] All right, bet.
- You ladies look amazing tonight.
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
- So look, I got somethin'
great planned for us.
I know y'all ready.
You know what?
I got some business with my guy.
Can y'all scoot just real quick?
- Mm-hmm.
- Thank you both.
(chill music)
Trevor. (chuckles)
You like that?
- I seen better.
What's up, Mook? I ain't got all day.
- Damn! Straight to it, huh?
Look, man.
I need some money.
- How much?
- 30K. Nothin' crazy.
- 30K?
What, you wanna roll for the
police or something like that?
What you need that much money for?
- Come on, man, don't try
to play me like that, dog.
Look, I need it for the spot.
Need to spruce this place
up a little bit, man,
bring some fresh faces in here.
You know how I could be.
- (sighs) 30K, man, like,
it's a lot of money to be
tossing around like that.
What if you don't make it back?
- Come on now, Trev,
you gotta trust me, dog.
I'll make it back.
Look, man.
I feel real good about this one.
Plus, I know some people, man.
I'll sweeten the pot for you.
I get your money back in two weeks,
and I add 20 stacks on top of it.
- Two weeks, 50K, huh?
- Two weeks, dog.
- All right, bet.
- If and when I give you this money,
it's only a one-time deal.
Don't play me.
- Just one off.
It's a pleasure doing business with you.
- We'll see.
- Ah.
(gentle music)
- You forgot this.
- Well, if you didn't make me take it off,
I wouldn't lose it all the time.
- Listen, when you're here,
you're only mine.
- Hmm.
That is so true.
You know, there's you, there's me.
and there's everybody else.
(Kelly chuckles)
(sensual music)
- Hey, girl, hey!
- Hey, girl.
- I got you something.
- Aw, that's nice.
- Thank you.
Trevor gone already?
- [Ava] He left real early this morning.
- Are you okay?
- [Ava] I'm fine.
- He's working a lot, huh?
- Yeah, he's got a lot on his plate.
- So, how's he been?
- Busy.
Good but busy.
They're trying to fill this
Downtown lofts this month.
- Everybody's been
talking about that place.
I heard the lofts are amazing.
- They are, and I'm very proud of him.
- Hmm, he sure has come a long way.
I knew he'd be a success.
- (snickers) Did you?
- Yes, Ava, I did.
- Mm, you could've fooled me.
- Ava, let's not do this today.
I love you,
and I'm so glad to be here.
Got any creamer?
(gentle music)
(both chuckle)
- You're a trip.
(Sharon laughs)
(nervous music)
(phone vibrating)
(tense music)
- Man, I told you not during the day.
- [Manny] You're late. Again.
- Two days? Two days?
Wait on a couple of pickups,
don't worry, I got you.
- [Manny] Look, Big Man
is getting irritated.
He normally kill people owing him 100K,
and you are well over that limit.
Now, he's being nice by
letting you make payments,
but I think you're taking his
kindness for a weakness, T.
- Yo, yo, chill, all right?
I gotta go.
I'll call you after work.
- (chuckles) My star nephew!
How's it going?
- Uh, nothing much, man.
Just, you know, trying to do these ideas
for the open house for
the loft and everything,
but um...
I'm thinking about
doing a party, you know?
Ah, probably bring in some nice food,
do some tours,
get the drinks flowing.
Probably bring in some of those
new sign buyers, you know?
Create like a who's who in the lobby.
- Smart kid.
So when you wanna do this?
- Probably two or three weeks from now.
But I'ma get some help on this one.
- [Unc] Who are you thinking?
- Hey, Trevor?
- Yes?
- I have those
lead spreadsheets.
- Oh, thank you.
- We need the team next Friday.
Email everyone and let them know.
(phone dings)
And you know what?
Set me up a meeting today at five o'clock.
Hold on, what's happening with you?
- Nothin', that was just Ava.
So you think we could do four?
- We can do that.
Make it at four.
- Got it.
- Hey, is everything okay, man?
- (sighs) Man, I think
these hormones are starting
to mess with her head.
- Man, you think?
- [Trevor] Man, I'm telling you.
- How so?
I mean,
she's starting to be
controlling. (chuckles)
I mean, more than normal, but...
I don't know, she wants me home more.
I think she gets irritated
when I start to leave,
but hey, I gotta work.
- Oh, the life of a young husband.
don't worry about that, man.
We all go through it.
And look, she had it rough
these past two years.
- No, but you don't understand,
like, I think it's more than that. (sighs)
I think these shots is really
messing with her, you know?
I'm giving her another month,
then after that,
(sighs) she's gonna need a break.
- Look,
you two will get through this,
and y'all will get through this together.
But let me just warn you.
You know they say happy wife, happy life.
And they say that for a reason, son.
(phone dings)
(gentle music)
Well, look,
I'ma let you get back to
doing what you was doing,
'cause I got a meeting in 15 minutes.
- All right, sorry about that, Unc.
So, uh, four, right?
See you at four?
- [Unc] Yeah, I'll see you at four.
(TV chattering)
(Mook sighs)
- Who was that?
- It's Trevor.
- Trevor?
- Yeah.
- Trevor, as in the one you owe money to?
So why you not answering?
- 'Cause I don't feel like
being bothered with him.
(tense music)
- Well, don't just ignore him!
You owe him that money.
- Yeah, I-I-I hear you,
but I don't got it right now.
- Listen, Mook, I get it.
But you made a promise,
and you need to stand on that.
- I hear you, Keish,
but it ain't that simple.
(chuckles) I'm not paying that man shit.
- Can you, like, talk to him?
I mean, work out a
payment plan or something?
Don't let this shit get
worse than it already is.
- Plus, word on the street
is Big Man got a hit out
for that man anyway for 100K.
He ain't gonna live long.
- Are you thinking?
That's even more of a reason
for him to come looking for you.
- Look, Keish,
I'm done with this fuckin' conversation.
- That's your choice.
Just know that all
action got consequences.
- I hear you.
Ask me if I care.
(delicate music)
- How do I make these
decisions without you?
(phone vibrates)
- Ava Parker Evans?
- Yes, this is she.
- Yes, this is Samantha Flack
from Blue Heron Financial
calling to alert you
that your third and final
tranche has been credited
to your account from your mother's estate.
- So it's over?
- [Samantha] Yes!
Ava, we're all done.
Probate can be very challenging,
specifically at a time like this.
I'm so sorry you had to deal with this.
- (chuckles) I'm-I'm
just glad that it's over.
- [Samantha] Your mother
was a wonderful client, Ava.
She wanted you not to have to worry.
And not to get too personal,
but I will miss her very much.
- Yeah, she-she was a good woman, (sighs)
and I miss her too.
I just wish I could just give it all back.
- [Samantha] Of course!
But this is the reason
these things are here.
I hope you can get some rest.
Take a vacation.
- Yeah, that sounds nice.
Thank you for calling.
- I'm here if you need me.
And I'll give you a call next quarter
to discuss things moving forward.
- [Ava] Okay, thank you.
- My pleasure.
Take care, Ava.
- You too.
So that's it, huh, Ma?
(Ava exhales)
(phone dings and vibrates)
Oh, shit.
(delicate music)
(delicate music continues)
(delicate music continues)
(relaxing music)
(relaxing music continues)
(tense music)
- Sup?
Man, I said what's up.
- You already know.
What's the deal?
- I'ma need a little bit more time.
(tense music)
- Man, how many times we
gotta keep going through this?
- And how many times have
I ever cut you short?
Mm-hmm, that's what I thought.
I think I earned that extension.
- An extension? (mutters)
- Come on, man.
- I'ma tell you something.
Today is Thursday, right?
I'ma give you till next Friday.
Same time, same place.
50K cash plus an extra 5K-
- Extra 5-
- Yeah, extra 5K,
motherfucker, for me
covering for your monkey ass.
- (grunts) All right.
- Hmm?
- All right! (grunts)
I thought we was boys, man.
- (chuckles) We are boys.
This ain't personal, baby.
- Get your hands off me, man.
- Look sharp though. (chuckles)
Not sure if you can pull
this shit off though.
(Trevor grunts)
(uneasy music)
(phone rings)
- [Dealer] Yeah?
- Yeah, tick tock, time to pay up.
- [Dealer] Man, this shit ain't
moving this time, for real.
- The hell are you talking about?
Our product is the best in the city.
- [Dealer] Yeah, I hear you and all that,
but you know this batch some bullshit.
- How much you got?
- [Dealer] I got 3K collected,
I got another 7 to move.
- Fuck!
- [Dealer] Yo?
- Well, you got a week to do it.
Make it happen.
- Man-
(phone clicks)
(Trevor sighs)
- It's time to pay Mook a visit.
(car rumbling)
(tense music)
I got this feeling
I can't turn it loose
That somebody else getting next to you
Can't walk around
- Yo, we closed.
But I was your
(tense music)
Hey, man, what the fuck you doin' here?
- I've been trying to call you
for the last past two weeks.
You've been ducking and dodging my calls
and not returning my text messages.
- Look, man, I've been busy.
- Busy doing what exactly, huh?
Spending my motherfuckin' money?
- It's not like that, man.
I ain't forgot about your money.
I just been trying to figure out
how to get all of this shit set up.
- What does that even mean?
You told me that you would pay me my money
in the next two weeks.
- And I will!
Shit just been a little slow right now.
- Look, I'm done with your excuses, Mook.
Gimme my money,
and gimme my shit now.
- Trevor, I'ma get you
your money back, soon!
- You know what? I'm done waiting.
(tense music)
- Yo!
- You had your chance.
If you don't gimme my money,
I'm telling you,
you won't live to see
tomorrow, I promise you.
- All right, dog.
Calm the fuck down.
I got you, I'ma get you your money.
- Hurry the fuck up!
- Yo, all right, man, damn!
- All right, look.
That's all I got right now.
- Five bands?
You owe me 50 stacks, motherfucker!
- That's all I got right now,
but I'ma get you the
rest of your money, man.
- You gon' gimme the rest of my money?
- Yeah, yeah, I promise I'ma-
- Really?
(tense music)
(gun bangs)
(bullet clinks)
- Dude.
(eerie music)
(body thuds)
- Mook!
Oh, shit!
Don't! Don't!
(foot stomps)
(Trevor whimpers)
(Trevor exhales)
(intense music)
(phone rings)
- [Ava] Hey, it's Ava.
Leave me a message.
- Babe, yeah, uh,
I'll be late coming home tonight.
Something big came up.
(sighs) I'll see you in a minute.
Blessings on blessings, yeah
I can see the blessings coming our way
Our way, our way
(crickets chirping)
I can't say that life's been perfect
Or complain 'cause
life's been worth it
And all because of who
He is, it's workin'
(crickets chirping)
And no more livin' in that fear
No more tears, no, no
(air whooshes)
- Boy!
- You are so jumpy.
- (chuckles) You scared me.
- I'm sorry, babe.
What you got goin' there?
How's the dollhouse coming along?
- Eh, it's moving along.
- You know, I don't know
how you pay attention
to such detail with all
these pieces and all.
- Well, that's why I'm the
artist and you are not.
- Say that again.
(phone dings)
(Ava chuckles)
(Trevor sighs)
- Everything okay?
- Yeah, just a long day at work, you know?
So what's for dinner?
- (chuckles) I didn't realize
what time it was until now, um...
I was just so focused on this.
Uh, how about we have a pizza party?
- Pizza party, huh?
Hey, why not?
Pizza party it is then.
- Yay!
All right, well,
I'll get everything cleaned up out here,
and I'll go ahead and order.
- Look, I'ma take a shower, okay?
- [Ava] Okay.
- [Trevor] And, um, just
call me when he gets here.
- All right.
(uneasy music)
(Ava whispering)
(door slams)
- [Pizza Delivery Guy] Ma'am? (chuckles)
Pizza delivery.
- (chuckles) Yeah, that's us.
Did I put the tip on the card?
- Yes, ma'am, thank you very much.
- All right, great. (chuckles)
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I-I'm okay, uh,
that bag was really heavy.
- What, you got a body in there?
- Perhaps. (laughs)
- [Pizza Delivery Guy]
Makin' sure you're all right.
You better go in before that gets cold.
- All right, thank you!
Have a good night.
Your wife is losing it.
- Hmm?
- I just thought the pizza
delivery guy was a robber.
- What do you mean?
- I don't know, I mean,
I forgot that I ordered, it was dark.
He just came outta nowhere.
- Hormones.
- Stop that!
- I'm serious.
- Trevor, we have discussed
this in our last session.
Dr. Nelson said that this
is all perfectly safe.
- Well, what about the combo
with the other prescription?
- [Ava] Are you trying to
pick a fight with me tonight?
- No, are you trying to
pick a fight with me?
It's just a simple question.
- One does not have to do with the other.
Of course I'll stop taking the one
once I'm actually pregnant!
I've told you this a million times!
- One does have to do with the other.
- It does not!
My brain is not my uterus.
- See, why do you always go there?
Why are you so quick to elevate?
- You see how quick you wanna call me out?
I'm not sick!
- Look, all right, that's enough.
This is the last time, I told you before!
- (chuckles) You know what?
I think you should go sleep
in the other room tonight.
- Oh, for real?
That's-that's what you want?
- Yeah.
I just like to be alone.
I just love how you choose today
out of all days to do this.
- What am I missing?
- Today is the one-year
anniversary of my mother's death.
(solemn music)
I just can't believe you forgot.
- Shit!
Baby, I am so sorry.
Are you okay?
- Not really.
Today was, was very hard.
- Well, did you get a call
from the estate planner
or whatever again?
- Yeah, we spoke.
It's all over.
The last withdrawal will
take place this week.
- (sighs) Well, I guess that's that.
- Yeah, that's that.
- Babe, it's gonna be okay.
- I'm sorry I freaked out.
- Can I draw you up a bath?
- Yeah, that would be nice.
(delicate music)
(phone dings and vibrates)
(uneasy music)
(uneasy music continues)
(uneasy music continues)
(uneasy music continues)
- Babe, what the hell?
What the hell? What are you doin'?
- (sighs) I'm s-sorry, I was,
I was just relaxing.
- No, no, no, no, let's,
l-let me get you out, come on.
- No, no, no, I'm good.
- You okay?
- Yeah.
- You-you cool?
You for real?
- I'm good.
(Trevor sighs)
(melancholy music)
(solemn music)
(solemn music continues)
Thanks for the help!
- What was that?
- You heard me.
I'm alone in this again!
- What are you talking about?
I didn't know you were ready.
- You have to anticipate these things!
- All right, Ava, I'm sorry,
all right?
(sighs) I didn't know what time it was.
- Typical.
- That's not fair.
- Not fair?
- Yes, not fair.
I've been working all day,
and I try to come home and
do something nice for you
by drawing you a nice, hot bath,
and you wanna burn up the goddamn house!
Yeah, glad to see that I'm appreciated.
- (scoffs) Oh, so now
you know how it feels!
- [Trevor] What do you mean by that?
- To not be appreciated!
- Those shots are messing with your head!
Can't you see that?
I tried to warn you the last
time we started this again.
It's not good for you!
- It's not good for me
or it's not good for you?
- Don't do that.
- You're not serious about this.
You're not serious about this,
you're not serious about me,
and you're definitely
not serious about us,
a matter of fact!
- You know what?
I think I need to sleep downstairs
and work for a few hours.
- Work, work, work, that's all you do,
is work!
- At least somebody's doin' it.
- Excuse me?
See? There you go.
Yeah, there you go.
You don't respect me.
You don't respect my art.
You didn't even care to come
last week for ovulation day!
- Because I had to work!
- Work?
Or go have lunch with Kelly?
- Now, you need to stop.
- I don't need to do a damn thing!
You know what?
Maybe this is a sign.
Maybe this is a sign that
I've had enough of this
and I've had enough of you!
- All right, don't-don't do that.
Don't do that, please.
(Ava panting)
Look, just breathe, relax.
Now, did you take your pill?
- Yes, I took my damn pill.
- All right, then.
Just, just go to sleep, all right?
If you need me, I'll be downstairs,
just holler for me.
I love you, baby.
(pensive music)
(phone dings and vibrates)
(phone vibrates)
- Well, hello, stranger.
- (chuckles) What's happening over there?
- Are you alone?
- Yeah, just prepping for tomorrow.
Same old, same old.
You good though?
- I'm good, I just miss you.
- (chuckles) I miss you too.
- (scoffs) You coulda fooled me.
- Say what?
- Whoa, I was kidding.
- Nah, sorry, I'm,
just had a long night, that's all.
- Everything okay?
- Yeah, everything's fine now,
I'm good.
- When can we get together?
- I'm seeing you tomorrow, right?
- Wanna meet for breakfast and
go over loft party details?
- [Trevor] Yeah, I,
I don't see that being a problem.
But it has to be early though.
- [Kelly] See you in
the morning, goodnight.
- Till then.
(Trevor chuckles)
(pensive music)
What's going on?
- Good morning.
- Good morning, why are you here?
- I thought I'd surprise
you and pick you up.
- You thought you'd
surprised me and pick me up?
Are you outta your mind?
- What? We work together, right?
- You know how Ava feels about you.
- Just hop in, we can go together.
- [Trevor] I'll follow
you down there, all right?
I-I work late tonight.
- Fine.
I tried.
See you there.
(people chattering)
- Hey, Trevor.
- Hey, Sharon, what a pleasant surprise.
- Mm, I see you're busy as usual.
- Yeah, you know.
Just doing my one-two.
Uh, did Ava invite you to the loft party
we got going on next week?
- No, I haven't talked to her.
- Hmm, well, you should come.
I'm pretty sure you'll have a good time.
- Hmm, sounds like fun.
I'll let you know if I'm available.
- Great!
Guess I'll see you then.
- [Barista] Mocha and caramel latte.
- Appreciate you.
(suspenseful music)
- It's been a while since we did this.
- (chuckles) Yeah, tell me about it.
So how is your hot mocha latte
with almond milk and
a extra pump of mocha?
- (chuckles) It's delicious.
You can never have too much
chocolate, I always say.
(phone dings and vibrates)
Everything okay?
- (sighs) Oh, sorry.
Yeah, I just got a lot going on.
- At home or at work?
- Both.
- Well, you know I'm always here for you.
In more ways than one.
- Yeah.
You know what?
About that, I...
Um, maybe we should take a
break for a while, you know?
- What do you mean?
- I mean, I just got a lot going on,
and I just don't want an
extra thing to worry about,
you know?
- Oh, because I'm just something
else on your to-do list?
- [Trevor] No, that's not what I meant.
- That's how it sounded, Trevor.
- Okay, Kelly,
what do you want me to say?
- You know there's something
special between us.
(solemn music)
Say you don't have feelings for me.
Say you don't want me.
So why?
- I don't wanna hurt you,
or anyone else, for that matter.
- Trevor, no one knows about us,
and we've been over this
like a million times.
You're not hurting me.
I'm not going to go all
single White female on you.
You've never seen that movie, have you?
- Hell no.
(Kelly chuckles)
- Best not too.
(both chuckle)
- [Trevor] We should get going.
- Okay, fine,
but if we really are
going to take a break,
I have one special request.
- Anything.
- I need to have you just one more time.
- (chuckles) Do you, now?
- You heard me.
- Well, you knew you ain't
got a choice in my heart.
- I'll pick the time and place.
You owe me.
- Well, I guess, uh,
I'll be there.
- Come on, we gotta get to the office.
(Trevor chuckles)
- [Unc] (chuckles) My all-star team!
- Hey, good morning.
- Good morning!
- Everybody in the conference room?
- Yeah, let's get it.
- All right, look, I'll
be in there in a minute,
I just gotta grab something from my desk.
I need this bread, man.
(gentle music)
- All right, everyone.
So, I'll be taking the lead on this one
if that's all right.
So, I think,
I'm suggesting that the party takes place
in the penthouse suite.
The decor should be exquisite.
I've already called
Christina over at KEL Events
to set up bistro lights
hanging over the balcony.
And we've ordered orchids
to be the centerpieces
of all the high-top
tables KEL is providing.
- And as far as food and catering,
waitstaff will be passing
out hor d'oeuvres,
signature cocktails, and champagne.
We'll have a bartender
with open top shelf,
and we're also working on gift bags
with small items from
surrounding businesses.
- So, we're sending this out as a e-vite
to all of our VIP clients
and our prospective buyers.
Now, I just wanna make sure
that we all see this prior to sending,
so I'll be shooting this out
to the team later tonight.
- I really wanna up the ante on this one.
I mean, I know we're on a strict deadline,
but I'm telling you,
after we complete this project,
the next one we grab (chuckles)
can make us millions.
Look, check this out.
What y'all think about this?
What I would like to have,
valet parking right out front.
And to have someone to,
to make a guest list for all the young,
beautiful, hot single women.
(Unc and Malon laugh)
Boy, you,
you know them old guys would love that,
they open up their checkbooks for that.
(Myrea and Unc laugh)
(Kelly scoffs)
Is everything all right over there?
- No, no, I'm fine, I'm fine.
- No, please.
I mean, this is an open floor.
- I mean, I thought this was
going to be a classy event.
We have a lot of important
people on the guest list,
and I wanna make sure everyone
in attendance can carry a conversation.
- You don't think the guests
can carry a conversation?
- I'm not meaning to insinuate that.
I'm just saying we should
think about inviting people
based on intellect and
status and not just looks.
(sighs) Listen, I get it.
I trust you guys.
Let's do this.
(delicate music)
(pill bottles rattling)
(Ava whimpers)
(dramatic music)
(pills rattling)
(delicate music)
(eerie music)
(Ava sighs)
(dramatic music)
(tense music)
(Ava groans)
(dramatic music)
- [Ava] Dr. Nelson says that
this is all perfectly safe.
I've told you this a million times!
- [Trevor] What about the combo
with the other prescription?
(Ava wails)
- [Ava] Are you trying
to pick a fight with me?
(Ava sobs)
One does not have to do with the other.
(Ava wails)
My brain is not my uterus.
(Ava panting)
(Ava breathing)
(dramatic music)
(tense music)
(Ava grunts)
(Ava breathing)
(Ava groans)
(Ava murmurs)
- Hey, Trevor.
I have a package.
- Hey.
Thank you, Myrea.
(uneasy music)
(air whooshes)
Oh, fuck!
Aw, shit!
So next Friday, we're
gonna be throwing a party
to show off the lofts.
- Mm, that's nice.
What time?
- About seven.
- Okay, am I invited?
- Of course you're invited.
- Okay.
Is she invited?
- Of course she's coming.
She's part of the team.
(tense music)
Ava, you're gonna have to let this go.
All right?
There's nothing there.
Never have, never will be.
She's part of the firm,
and she makes the firm a lot of bread.
Something that we'll have someday.
You got that?
(Ava laughs)
- She is playing you.
- What are you talking about?
- She is gunning for your position.
- Now, why would you
say something like that?
- My psychic senses told me.
- [Trevor] Your psychic what?
- I can see it!
Just trust me.
- You know, I'ma pretend
that I did not hear you just say that.
- Well, what time should I be ready?
- I got a lot of running
around to do, so...
So what you thinking?
Should we just meet there?
- I guess that would work.
- Yeah, great.
- Can Sharon come?
- Yeah.
Yeah, that's a good idea.
Y'all two okay?
- Mm, I guess so.
- Well, it's better to forgive and forget.
You know, y'all two,
y'all been friends for a long time.
- True.
She's basically like my sister.
- Now, I'm glad to hear
you say that again.
- Yeah, me too.
- So how's the dollhouse coming along?
- Oh, it's...
I actually decided to take
a break from it for a while.
- Oh yeah, why is that?
- Ah, just a lot of little pieces.
I just wanted to start working
on something a little bit
more easy for a while.
I think I'll work on it tonight actually.
- Tonight?
I was thinking maybe we
can watch a movie together.
- Maybe later?
I just, I'm feeling creative.
- That's what's up.
All right, well, you go with that,
and I'll probably find
something to get into myself.
Then maybe we can hang.
- Okay, sure.
(solemn music)
- Nephew!
- What's good, Unc? (chuckles)
- [Unc] What you doing?
- Not much, man,
just sitting up here playing
with some of these emails
and filling out paperwork.
What's up?
- Well, I just wanted to let
you know I'm proud of you, son.
The guest list has completely filled up,
I think this might be a slam dunk.
- (laughs) Yep, and I seen the list too,
and I'm glad,
I'm pretty sure we gon' close this deal
by the end of the month,
I could feel it.
- (chuckles) Now, don't
get too cocky on me, son.
- (chuckles) Nah, I'm not.
- You know, you just like
your old man sometimes.
You know that?
- Yeah, well, I've been told
that once or twice. (chuckles)
- He was a good brother,
God rest his soul.
- Thanks, Unc.
- When we complete this project,
I would like to sit down
to discuss your future with this firm.
- Really?
- Really.
Yeah, It's a long time coming,
I'm not getting any younger.
- Aw, man, don't say it like that.
- Well, I should be able to enjoy,
you know, some of my hard work, right?
- Now, you see, that's better.
And in that case,
I'd be more than happy to
talk to you about that.
- Okay, see you tomorrow.
- All right now.
Night, Unc.
(Unc sighs)
- Who was that?
(dramatic music)
- Trevor.
- I thought I was your number one.
- You are.
But you know blood thicker than water.
- Is that so?
(tense music)
- Yeah.
- I thought I was sleeping
my way to the top.
- Again, you are.
But just to the top of this business,
if you know what I mean.
(Kelly chuckles)
(phone dings)
(dramatic music)
- Yo, I'm goin' out for a run,
I'll be right back.
- It's getting late.
- I won't be long.
- Okay.
(suspenseful music)
- What's up, man?
- What the hell are you
doing in my neighborhood?
- Just came to give you a heads up.
He's starting to lose his patience.
- We talked about this.
I told you I got you, tomorrow!
- No, we need to take care of this today.
- I told you to stay away
from my wife and my house,
I ain't playin'!
(Manny chuckles)
- T's a gangster now. (chuckles)
Finally grew some balls.
Hopefully, you don't shoot one
of 'em off with that thing.
Check this out.
Just be there tomorrow
at the parking garage
at the time we said with the 55 racks.
That's it.
- I told you, I ain't deaf,
I heard you the first time.
- Just wanna make sure.
- You a joke.
(Manny chuckles)
- That boy ain't gon'
live to see tomorrow.
- Shit, where is that phone?
(Trevor sighs)
(phone rings)
- [Dealer] Yeah?
- This is T.
Delete this number as soon
as we get off this phone.
You got that bread?
- [Dealer] Yeah, man, I
got five racks for you.
- Five, what the?
What about the rest of the money?
- [Dealer] T, this
batch is bullshit, bruh.
It ain't movin', but I can get this five
over to you around lunch though.
- All right, j-just meet me there by noon.
- [Dealer] All right.
(phone beeps)
- Shit.
(uneasy music)
(phone rings)
- [Operator] Blue Heron
Financial, please hold.
- (sighs) Come on, pick up, pick up,
pick up, pick up.
- Hello, how can I help you?
- Hey, how you doin'?
Um, this is, uh, Trevor Evans,
Ava Evans' husband.
How are you?
- [Samantha] Hello, Mr. Evans.
I'm fine, how are you?
- Uh, yeah, I wanted
to have you help me out
with, uh, a situation.
I would like to withdraw some
money from our trust fund.
- I'm sorry, only your
wife is able to do that.
- [Trevor] What?
Why so?
- She has not added you to the trust,
therefore I need her, the signatory.
- Look, what's your name?
- [Samantha] Samantha.
- Samantha, you sound like a lovely woman.
Maybe you can make an exception for me.
Um, my wife,
I'm trying to surprise my wife,
and I just saw this new home
that I would love to
purchase for her and I.
I'ma need to take out at least
50,000 for the down payment.
- [Samantha] I'm sorry,
sir, I can't do that.
- Thank you.
(tense music)
- Hello?
- [Samantha] Good
afternoon, Ava, how are you?
- I'm fine, thank you.
How are you?
- I'm well, thank you.
I just wanted to let you know
that I received a withdrawal
request from your husband.
- Request?
- Your husband has
requested a $50,000 drawdown
from your account.
- Oh.
I will speak to him, uh-huh.
Um, (chuckles)
thank you for letting me know,
I haven't spoken with
him since this morning.
- You're welcome.
- Thank you.
Mm-hmm, bye-bye.
(Ava screams)
(phone thuds)
(tense music)
Trevor! Are you fucking kidding me?
- [Sharon] Hey, Ava.
- Hey.
- So, there's something I
wanna talk to you about.
- What is it?
- I ran into Trevor earlier, and
he forgot this.
(graceful music)
- What is this?
- It's his phone.
He left it at the coffee shop.
- (chuckles) This is not his phone.
- I don't know,
But I think you need to
have a serious talk with him
and find out what's going on.
- We've just been fighting so much lately.
I just can't do it anymore, man. (sighs)
- [Sharon] Ava, you're not alone.
You don't have to do this alone,
I'm here for you.
- I know, I know, but...
I hate him.
I hate him.
- So, how about this?
We forget that party at the loft tonight
and we get some pad thai,
get a movie, and do something here.
- That sounds nice.
- Sounds good?
- Yeah.
- Okay, well, I'm gonna
go get some things.
I'll be back by seven.
Do you need anything else?
- I'm fine.
I love you.
- I love you too, girl.
(both chuckle)
(uneasy music)
(uneasy music continues)
- Hey.
- Hey.
- All ready for tonight?
- (sighs) As ready as I'll ever be.
- You okay?
- Yeah, I'm cool.
So what's up?
- I'm looking forward to later.
I have a little surprise
under this suit for you.
- Um, can't wait.
- Meet me at the penthouse later.
I'll leave the keys under the mat.
- I'll definitely be there.
- Everyone's setting up now.
Have time for lunch?
- You know, I-I really wish I could,
but I got a million and one things
that I gotta take care of,
but I'll definitely see
you later, babe, all right?
All right.
- Where is,
where is he off to in such a hurry?
- I don't know,
but I've got my eye on him.
- (chuckles) Oh, do you now?
- Not the same kind of
eyes I've got on you.
- All right, you keep goin',
(elevator dings)
you gon' get it.
- Hey! You just missed Trevor.
- I'm not here to see Trevor.
I'm here to see you.
- Oh, what's up?
- You think I don't know
what goes on in this office.
I know all about your little meetings.
(tense music)
- Ava, girl, we don't need to do that.
- Oh, no, no.
Yes, we do.
Girls like you think that you
can just get whatever you want
whenever you want it.
Prancing around the office,
batting your eyes,
thinking you're so damn
special. (chuckles)
It's sad.
If you want Trevor so bad,
you can have him.
You all think you know him,
but you don't.
Have a nice day.
- Babe, this has nothing to do with us.
- You played me.
You both fuckin' played me.
- [Trevor] Hey, you reached Trevor.
- Trevor, you ungrateful
motherfucker! (sighs)
Hi, you reached Rueben's voicemail.
At the sound of the beep, leave a message.
- Hey, Unc.
Man, saw that you called earlier.
My bad I missed your call, man.
But I'ma see you at the
party though, all right?
How the hell did I miss his call, man?
(Trevor grunting)
(dramatic music)
(suspenseful music)
(phone vibrates)
- [Distorted Voice] Hey, Trevor.
- Who is this?
Where am I?
- [Distorted Voice] Details
are not important anymore,
- How did you get this phone?
- [Distorted Voice]
(laughs) Shut up and listen!
You've been a bad boy, Trevor.
You didn't think you'd
get away with it, bitch-
- Get away with what?
I have the money.
- [Distorted Voice] (laughs) Oh, Trevor,
don't play games, this
is so beyond the money.
- You just wait till I find
out who the hell this is.
- [Distorted Voice] Trevor,
you're in no position
to make threats.
- Why?
What did I do?
I-I-I didn't even do anything!
- [Distorted Voice] Is that so?
- Help!
Help, please! Somebody help me!
I need help!
- [Distorted Voice] (laughs)
I think you need a timeout.
- Timeout?
I need a way out!
- [Distorted Voice] I think
you better just stay in there
and think about what you've done. (laughs)
(phone beeps)
- Hello?
(foreboding music)
(foreboding music continues)
(tense music)
- Help! (sobs)
I don't wanna die!
Oh my God!
(fist thumping)
(Trevor grunts)
(Trevor yells)
(Trevor sniffles)
(Trevor groans)
(dramatic music)
(Trevor groans)
(Trevor coughs)
I don't wanna die!
(Trevor grunts)
(Trevor yells)
(Trevor grunts)
(intense music)
(eerie music)
(gun bangs)
(intense music)
Wanna be like FC, I guess
(intense music continues)
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(droplet plops)
(wind whooshing