Within These Walls (2020) Movie Script

- Shh!
- Police, get out of the car!
- Get out of the car!
- No, Ben! No!
- Let him go, ma'am.
- No, Ben! No!
- Good morning.
- Hey!
You scared me!
You want coffee?
Uh, sure.
You up in the night again?
Oh yeah. I just
couldn't sleep.
You excited for your
favorite day of the week?
- You making fun of me?
- Mm-mmm.
'Cause the weekend paper,
it's a tradition.
You get your coffee,
and... or tea,
and you relax
and you do the crossword.
I cannot say
I've ever done that.
Well, it could be tradition
in our house.
I'm gonna fix
a few things up today.
Wash the windows.
You know, Ben,
you really don't need to
keep bothering with this place.
Well, you said to treat it
like a home, so I am.
Well, I have to go
into the office today,
so you're on your own,
but I'll be home by dinner.
- OK, see you later!
- Bye!
- Hey!
- Hey!
- How's it going?
- It's good.
Actually, I wanted to show you
what I had in mind
for the back laneway.
So I was thinking
we could go below grade
for parking in the front,
and then do
guest houses in the back.
What do you think?
I think it's more
incentive for people to buy,
so, yeah, it's brilliant.
Except we need to redesign
almost the whole complex
for the new garage.
Do we have time?
We should, yeah.
Why don't I get started on that
and you keep working
on the guest houses.
- Great!
- OK.
You know, I think being
assigned to work together
was a good idea.
"A man's home is his..."
I got the name of a company
that would clean those for you.
A good price too.
Well, I appreciate it, Carl,
but I like doing it myself.
I wish I could.
I used to be like that,
you know, a man who took
care of things himself.
Well, you can always call
on your neighbors to help.
Thank you, Ben.
You know, it's been nice since
you moved in with Melanie.
You know, not man...
The people around here,
they're too busy
to help a senior like me.
But they, uh, should
appreciate having somebody
keeping an eye on things.
You know, if it wasn't for me,
the Dicksons would have
had their car stolen.
Yeah. You got
that right!
Well, I should go work
on the inside windows now.
You have a good day, Carl.
All right.
God, that makes me
want to do that.
I like to use that one a lot.
- Really?
- And I use the line face.
Why that one?
That's terrifying.
Um, 'cause I think it's funny.
- OK, well...
- And this one.
Yeah, well, what
is that? Is that a...
Is it smiling or is it
frowning? Isn't it a little...
You can tell
he's got some issues.
So, it's kind of,
like, confused or mad
is one I use a lot.
Mm-hmm. Well, these...
I mean, that's
totally different things.
What are you guys doing?
I'm explaining all
the different emojis.
- Oh.
- I'm so confused.
Then just stick
to the smiley face,
and you'll be fine.
Actually, I put one at the end
of almost all my texts.
So even if I seem sad or angry,
people don't think
I'm totally upset.
- Hey, is this dinner?
- Oh yeah. I'm sorry.
I lost track of time.
I was fixing that crack
in the drywall.
You know, I'm thinking
about going vegan,
so if it's OK,
I'll just make a salad later.
Of course, kiddo!
Hey! Just make sure you eat!
- So, how was work?
- Oh, uh, it was good!
Yeah, um, I made a pretty big
change to the town homes,
which is sort of stressful,
but, uh, I think it's...
I think it's gonna
work out great.
You know, when we
were living in our car,
and we got evicted,
my mom would always say that:
"It's not the type of roof
over your head
"that makes a home.
A home is where
your family is."
You know, I've been
having second thoughts.
And you've given me my space,
but, um, I shouldn't want
this much space from you.
I shouldn't feel like
we're just co-existing
under the same roof.
Do you get that?
Uh... I mean,
I don't, actually.
Because when I moved in here,
I... I knew that
that's what I wanted.
I know, and it's... it's
what I thought I wanted too.
But now I think it just
all moved too fast.
Uh, Mel, I'm just, um,
I'm having a hard time
understanding this.
I just... I don't see it.
Uh, we... we don't argue.
- Mm-hmm.
- We talk things through.
I get along great with Brook.
Yes, and... and I think
we could always get along,
but I don't want to
just get along.
I mean, is it...
Uh, am I overstepping?
Is it...
Am I neglecting you
in... in any way?
Because if I am, I will fix it.
- I...
- I'll fix it.
I don't think
anything will fix it.
But to me, the only way
to find out is...
Is if we go our separate ways,
which I know is unfair,
because you're the one
who has to leave.
So, there's nothing
that I can say or do
to change your mind?
And I'm really sorry.
Look, I'm just gonna go
and see if Brook will
eat some of this food.
Good morning, Philadelphia!
Aaron and the crew here
with the weather
and highway report
to get you going
on your daily commute.
Let's start with the roads,
which are looking
pretty good right now,
with a stalled vehicle...
The rest of the major routes
only dealing
with the usual congestion.
- Smoke detector's fixed.
- Thanks.
Do I owe you or...
Uh, don't worry about it.
The landlord will settle that.
OK, have a good day.
- Thanks again!
- No problem!
- Hello?
- Hey.
Uh, I just wanted to call
and... and check in
and let you know
I'm all settled in.
That's great!
Yeah, it is, actually.
It's... it's pretty homey.
Uh, I won't keep you.
Uh, I left my key
in the mailbox.
I really appreciate it, Ben.
And if you need anything
from the house,
like the coffee maker...
I never use it,
so you're welcome to have it.
Or anything like that.
No, it's... it's OK.
Everything there
belongs in the house.
But thank you.
Good luck with everything.
You too.
- Bad news.
- What?
Halten bumped
the development date.
They want everyone's proposals
in by the end of the month.
Great. And I had to go
mess with the plan.
Hey, hey.
I love your plan.
And we will get it done.
And when we do, we'll impress
the crap out of them
so that the next project we have
will be picking out paint
for our new offices.
- I like the way you think.
- Ditto.
Brook's still
not talking to you?
And I've tried explaining to her
that I just rushed into things,
which you'd think she would get,
considering how moon-eyed she is
over this Dylan kid, but no.
All I get is just, like, an
excessive amount of eye rolling.
At least Ben's being
very mature about it all.
So, no regrets?
I don't think so.
'Cause when Sam put his hand
on my shoulder today,
I felt like...
I don't know, like,
how I haven't felt with Ben
in a while, so...
So, this Sam...
He's single, right?
He is separated.
That counts.
It doesn't matter.
Because I'm not getting
involved with anyone,
especially not from work.
- Why not?
- I can't.
It would make
your tea breaks more exciting.
I'm so boring.
Look, all I'm saying is
it doesn't have to be serious.
Just think about it.
You married the first
guy you slept with.
And then you moved in with the
first guy you met after he died.
So, don't you think
it's time to just...
have a little fun?

I'll text you later.
Hello, Dylan!
Hey, Mrs. Carver.
Hey, no earbuds!
You have to talk to me.
- Fine.
- Please.
Otherwise, I feel like
a very sad chauffeur.
- I'll talk to you, Mom.
- Thank you.
- Morning!
- Hey, Carl!
- Morning, Carl!
- Heading out for your day?
Yeah, just the usual:
work and school.
Where's Ben?
I haven't seen him all week.
- My mom kicked him out.
- Brook!
Yeah, Ben's no longer
living with us, Carl.
- Oh, that's a shame.
- Yeah, I know.
So, I'm gonna need you to keep
an eye on things for me now.
OK, Melanie. You know
you can always count on me.
Thank you, Carl.
Have a good one!
All right.
- Did he see us?
- Uh, I don't think so.
He's sweet, but nosy.
So if he saw me
home early from school,
he'd for sure tell my mom.
It's a nice place!
You want something to drink?
Oh no, I don't
want to waste any time.
Oh. Mmm.
What was that?
Hey, come on!
It's nothing.
Mmm. I gotta go check.
Seriously? Oh!
That is so loud!
- Ah! Ah!
- Uh...
Hey, hey!
Just ignore it!
Come on, huh?
No, he's got a key.
Go, go! I'll follow you.
OK, hey!
- Hey, Carl!
- Everything all right?
Yeah, sorry.
The alarm battery
must be almost dead.
Don't worry.
I'll replace it.
All right.
Aren't you supposed
to be in school?
- I have study hall last period.
- Hmm.
All right, well, if you don't
have the right battery,
come see me.
I will.
Thanks, Carl.
I mean,
is this something new, huh?
Skipping school?
Or has this been
going on for a while?
Of course not!
And I'm supposed
to believe you?
Because if Carl
hadn't said anything,
I wouldn't know, would I?
Give me a break!
I'm telling the truth, OK?
Do not give me
attitude, Brook.
You're the one lying
and skipping school.
Is this because of Ben?
Because I made a mistake!
I'm used to all
the empty space,
so whatever.
You know what?
I'm sorry. I am.
I honestly didn't think
how much it would affect you,
and I shouldn't have asked
him to move in so quickly.
I am so not doing
this right now!
Brook! Hey, we need
to talk about this!
- This is looking good.
- Mm-hmm.
- Really good.
- Great.
What if we took this wall...
And moved it
over here?
- OK, I like it, but...
- You're right.
- I feel like...
- It messes with the flow.
OK, well...
Maybe we could brainstorm it
together over lunch or dinner.
I don't mean here in the office.
I mean, like, out.
Sorry, that sounded
really awkward.
No, no. It... it
sounds great.
And, um, sure.
Dinner works.
- Really?
- Mm-hmm.
Great, well, um, how about
tomorrow at 7:00 at Rack?
You're not
vegetarian, are you?
No, my daughter
apparently is now,
but I love a good steak,
so Rack is perfect.
OK, great!
- Tomorrow it is.
- Yeah.
What are you doing?
I think there might be
squirrels or some animal
getting up into the attic.
Gross. Also,
who cares?
No one goes up there.
Yeah, except all your toys
are still up there:
your trophies, your dollhouse.
You used to love it up there.
Yeah, when I was a kid.
Hey! You've reached
Ben's phone.
Leave a message at the beep.
Hey! It's, uh, Mel.
I'm sorry to bother you,
but, I was wondering,
did we ever have any issues
with animals getting
into the attic?
I thought I heard
some noises up there.
But, anyway, uh,
call me when you can.
All right. Bye!
- This was great.
- Yeah.
Worked on a lot of good
ideas for the project.
Had a bit of fun.
I hope?
Yeah, for sure.
You can get that.
No, no.
It's OK. It's...
It's my ex. I can
call her tomorrow.
So, you're divorced?
We haven't gotten that far, yet.
Sorry. My turn.
It might be Brook.
She's out tonight, so...
I get it, yeah.
It's, uh,
it's nothing, actually.
Doesn't seem like nothing.
I'm sorry.
Just give me a minute.
Of course!
Hey! What's up?
Uh, I just forgot
to leave a message,
so I... I wanted to call you
and say that I could come by
tonight and look at the attic.
No, no. It's OK, Ben.
Um, I shouldn't
have bothered you.
You can just think of me
like that handyman
you met doing a job.
I could... I could be by
in 30 minutes.
You know, actually,
I'm not home right now,
but, really, I'm good.
Thank you for getting
back to me, though.
Have a good night.
I'll call you tomorrow.
All right. Bye.
Everything OK?
Everything's great.
So, should we get
another glass of wine?
I would love another
glass of wine.
Brook, are you home?
Hey! Where are you?
Mm-hmm. Sounds like
there's a party going on.
No, Brook, this was not
a part of the plan,
and you know I don't like
last-minute changes.
So I will see you at home
in an hour
in time for curfew, OK?
OK, bye.
This tenant, she's nonstop
with the complaints.
Good looking, but a whiner.
Hey, did you hear?
The whole building
is going condo.
You should grab a unit while
they're still available.
I appreciate that, Vince,
but I already have a home.
And I never plan on leaving it.
before you go into your room,
I just... I wanted to tell
you that I'm sorry.
I get that Ben was a part
of our lives for a while,
so I promise
to be more sensitive.
Like leaving the photo
on the fridge,
'cause those were
good times, right?
It's fine,
Mom. Really.
I'm over it.
What is this?
Oh my goodness!
I'm sorry.
I forgot it was your birthday.
It's OK, honestly.
I wasn't... I wasn't even
thinking about it myself.
Well, Ben didn't forget.
No, he didn't.
Take this inside for me.
I'll be right behind you.
I gotta go deal with these guys.
Hi there!
Here comes
Mr. Knows It All.
He's very sweet.
Hey, Carl!
How are you?
- So, you got a pest problem?
- Oh, no!
I thought I did,
but we got the all-clear.
I do have an issue with the pot
lights in my den, though, now,
so it looks like I will be
calling an electrician next.
Oh! Those guys will
milk you every time.
Oh, they're the worst!
But you don't want to
mess with wiring,
so they know they've got you.
Have a great day, Carl!
You too.
- Hi!
- Hey!
What are you doing here?
Oh, I was showing
a place over on Third,
so I figured I would
come over and bring you this.
- Stop it! Stop it!
- Happy belated.
Oh my God, Erin!
That's insane.
It's for Sam.
Yeah, I figured.
- Is that him?
- Yes. Please stop staring.
Oh my God!
He's very cute.
I know.
- So, how was your birthday?
- Oh, it was interesting.
It was interesting.
Brook made my bed,
left me a card.
And, uh, Ben got me a
brand-new pair of boxing gloves.
- Cool.
- Yeah.
Well, you can't blame
a guy for trying.
No, it was very thoughtful.
And a little bit too late,
because you're
onto other things.
I think I need to just keep
my focus on Brook right now.
She won't admit it, but she's
been going up into the attic.
So I hope it's giving her
comfort and not...
I just don't think
it's a good idea
to get involved
with anyone right now.
I get it.
And no one's saying you
shouldn't take care of Brook.
But just don't forget
what you might need.
- Oh, Ben!
- Hey!
What... what are you doing here?
Uh, well, I guess I could
ask you the same thing, Carl.
Well, um, Mel told me
she had an electrical issue.
I thought... thought
I'd save her a few bucks.
- Oh.
- Uh...
You know, I... I didn't
even see your car pull up.
Oh yeah, it's, uh,
it's in the shop.
Yeah, look, it... it looks like
you and I had the same idea,
because, uh, between us,
I came by to fix a few
things in the house as well,
as a... as a surprise to,
I don't know, maybe patch
up a few other things.
OK, I gotcha.
So, maybe we could
keep this between us.
And I... I will take
a look at the electrical.
I'll... I'll get that fixed.
Sure, um...
Uh, Mel said it was in the den.
Uh, just... just be sure
to tell me how it goes.
Yeah, you bet.
So, how did you get in?
Oh, through, uh,
through the back door.
You know, I didn't even see you.
And I... I don't miss much.
No, uh, no, you don't, Carl.
Tell Mel I'll, uh,
check in on her later.
Sorry, I... Sorry,
I didn't mean to scare you.
Ben. What are
you doing here?
Brook called me.
She's worried about you.
Come on, let's go inside.
It's fixed, but next time,
call me right away.
I didn't know that
you were the one to, uh,
find Scott after his stroke.
Yeah, I just don't
like talking about it.
You know, I could, uh...
If you're uncomfortable
tonight, I could stay.
No. No,
that's OK.
That's really sweet.
Well, I should get going.
Oh, I have something.
Oh, sorry.
No, it's fine.
Thought I got all
the addresses changed.
No, it's...
Thank you for coming by.
Yeah. Like
I said, any time.
Not just for the electrical.
Hey. You OK?
Yeah. Are you?
Yeah, I'm fine.
Thank you for calling Ben.
I was worried
you might get mad, but...
Erin didn't answer
her phone, so...
No, it's OK.
Do you still talk to Ben?
I mean, it would be
OK if you did,
as long as he doesn't
make you uncomfortable
by asking about me or...
No. No, I don't
talk to him.
I'm good, Mom.
Mmm. Hey!
Never gonna get
better than this
Never gonna get
better than this
This, this, this
You can't take
your eyes off me
I'm legendary
You know that
you want me...
You can't take
your eyes off me
You gotta believe
Baby, can you feel it?
You can't take
your eyes off me
Whoa oh
yeah, yeah...
Here you go.
If you can't make it out
for lunch, lunch comes to you.
Thank you.
You know, you didn't
have to come in today.
No, I know.
I know.
I was actually happy
to get out of the house.
Listen, I'm sure that
was very traumatizing for you
to find your neighbor like that.
I just want you to know,
if you ever want to talk,
you can call me.
I mean it.
You know, I was thinking
we should work out the
last details of the project.
Um, my daughter's away on
a field trip this weekend,
so we could work
undisturbed at my place.
And I'd love the company.
Yeah, yeah, um...
That sounds perfect.
- OK.
- OK.
- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.
So after I add
the landscaping plans,
the proposal is
pretty much done.
Right on schedule.
You know we're gonna
land this contract, right?
I don't normally like
to get ahead of myself,
but yeah, I'm feeling
pretty good about this one.
Me too.
Which is good, because
my last one really bombed...
and I need this
one to fly, so...
No pressure.
Mmmmm, no.
I guess all this
work talk isn't very sexy.
Oh, is that what
you're trying to do?
I'm trying.
Please don't walk away
Please don't walk away...
- Better?
- Much.
Come on.
Wait, did you see that?
No, what?
It was a shadow.
It was like someone...
Never mind.
Look, we don't
have to do this.
We can totally just hang out.
We can binge watch an
entire season of some show,
just like my girls do.
- You sure?
- Yeah.
All right, now the
only question is
what are we gonna watch?
Come here.
There you go.
Good morning.
Good morning.
I'm just gonna go
jump in the shower,
but make yourself at home, OK?
You found coffee.
I did.
Oh, and I put the
kettle on as well.
Thank you.
Nine... nine
down is "tawdry."
Feeling better this morning?
Oh, shoot!
It's Anne.
Apparently, our brunch with the
girls has to be this morning.
I'm sorry. I have to go.
It's OK.
So, you guys do things together?
Only because
it's easier on the girls.
Plus, Anne's mother is in town.
She wants to see
the family, so...
I get it. I... I need to go
into the office today anyway.
OK, um, I'll call you later?
Yeah. Yeah,
that's great.
Thank you. That was fun.
Yeah, it was.
No, it was great, Erin.
It was great.
It was just very weird
how he jumped up and left
when she texted.
But it doesn't matter
because I'm not
getting involved.
I'm just looking out
for my needs.
Hey, I left half my brain
inside the house.
Can I call you later? OK.
I love you.
911. What's your emergency?
Yeah, there's somebody
in my house. I can hear them.
- Ma'am, are you in the house?
- Yes.
All right,
I'm dispatching the police.
But right now, we need you to
get out of the house safely.
- Mrs. Carver?
- Yeah?
We've done a thorough search.
There's no sign of forced entry.
Is it possible
someone else was home?
No. My daughter's
away on a field trip.
It was just me.
What about the back door?
- It was locked from the inside.
- OK.
But the chair was tipped over.
And, I mean, someone
tore up that newspaper.
- We understand, but...
- No, you don't understand!
Somebody was in my home.
I've heard them.
I've seen them.
It's not just today.
I've heard footsteps.
When I came home
the other night,
I saw somebody standing
at that window.
Mrs. Carver,
other than the chair,
your house and all of
your valuables are undisturbed.
I know I'm not crazy,
and it's just me
and my daughter here.
And we understand.
And if something
else occurs, call us.
In the meantime,
I suggest a security system.
It'll make you both feel safer.
Hey! Are you still up here?
Are you OK? Scott?
He's dead! Scott, wake up!
- What did IT say?
- It's gone.
- The whole file?
- No, not all of it.
I have some of the
individual components
saved on the office computer.
But yeah,
everything we did in
the last week, it's gone.
I have no idea what happened.
Could it have
been your daughter?
Excuse me?
My daughter,
why would she do that?
Dammit, I don't know, OK?
We were really on top
of this one, Mel.
We had it.
Yeah, I know.
You don't have to
remind me of that, Sam.
I was just hoping that
this one would work out,
really counting on it.
And now it's...
No, I get it.
I get it.
I'll go talk to the developers.
No, no.
Just try to find it,
and I'll see if there's
any way out of this mess.
- Hey.
- Hey!
I was just calling
to see how you were doing.
Funny, because I was
just about to call you
and ask the same thing.
Actually, I'm having
a pretty lousy day.
Lousy week, really.
I'm sorry, Mel.
Can I do anything?
Can I, uh, lend an ear?
You know what?
That would... that would be nice.
Well, I mean,
I'm available right now
if... if you want to meet
at that coffee shop you like
or at the house.
You know, what about...
What about your place?
At my place?
You could text me
your address.
I could meet you there
in about an hour.
Yeah. Yeah, of course.
Great, I'll see you soon.
Hey! I forgot to mention they
haven't added my name yet.
Come in!
Yeah, you've really done
a lot with it already.
Well, I mean, I've had
a lot of time on my hands.
And to be honest, uh,
it came partially furnished,
so I can't take all the credit.
Do you want something to drink?
I got, uh, water or a tea.
Um, actually,
I'd... I'd love a glass of wine
if you have any.
Uh, wine...
I don't know.
Actually, I do have.
Is white OK?
Yeah, great!
Uh, so, how come
you're not at work?
Oh, uh, there's been
a bit of a setback
with the Halten contract, so...
Is everything all right?
I know that was a big deal
for you and your partner, uh...
- Sam.
- Sam, right.
Well, he's not very happy
with me right now,
so I thought it best
if I just get out of there.
What about you?
What have you been up to?
Uh, you know, not much.
The usual.
Odd jobs here and there.
- Thanks.
- Yeah.
You already have
so many books.
Oh, yeah.
I picked 'em up
at a garage sale.
They were practically
giving them away, so...
Uh, I'm gonna get some water.
You still good?
Oh, no, I don't need
a top up yet.
This kind of feels like
when you were finishing up
that first job at the house,
and I offered you a drink...
after putting
in the last window.
Yeah, it does.
It does.
- I'm sorry.
- No, don't be.
- Hey.
- What?
Maybe you wanna show me
your new bedroom?
I'm such an idiot.
I'm such a...
I totally forgot
that I have a...
Yeah, I have a job
starting in 30 minutes.
Can we... can we meet
at the house later?
Would that be OK?
- I'm sorry.
- No, it's fine.
- I'm sorry.
- No.
Ah, just stay right here.
Hold on.
Hey! So, what time
works for you later?
'Cause I don't think
I'll be too late at this job.
This was a huge mistake.
But I'm very happy
to see you've moved on.
No. Hold on,
hold on, wait. Hold on.
- Yeah?
- What are you...
This... this isn't
what it looks like.
Stop, Ben.
- It's what you asked for.
- Stop.
I shouldn't have come.
Mel, what are you... Mel!
So, how did he die?
The cops said
it was an accident,
so at least
he didn't die like my dad,
or my mom might be
more messed up.
I mean, she's totally
hearing things again.
She even asked if I was
hanging out in the attic.
And I heard her say
she called the cops,
which is even more
paranoid than before.
It makes me not want to stay
at Natalie's tonight,
in case she, like,
freaks out or something.
- Hey! What are you guys doing?
- Just hanging out.
Actually, I think
I... I should go.
I'll see you later.
Bye, Mrs. Carver.
Bye, Dylan.
So, you're doing OK?
Oh, nothing. Just...
Just wondering.
So, you really haven't been
going up into the attic?
No, Mom, I haven't.
And honestly, I don't want to
for the same reason
you don't go up there.
Because it would
just feel weird.
But, you know, maybe you should.
Maybe you should go up there
and see for yourself that
it's just you and me here.
That's all.
You can stay at Natalie's
house tonight if you want.
I'll be fine.
Come on in.
I, uh...
I looked for you at the
office, but you were gone.
Yeah, I just had some
errands I had to take care of.
Did you talk
to the developers?
Yes. They were
not impressed.
But I managed to get
a face to face.
So if we cobble together
everything we've got,
I think we might
be able to sell it.
That's good, then, right?
It is.
Look, Mel, I'm so sorry.
I know I kind of lost it there.
It's OK.
I was just as upset
about the whole thing.
No, I crossed a line.
We should have
handled it together.
We should have,
which is why we need
to just, like,
move forward and get it done,
'cause honestly,
I need to pull it together
in every area
of my life right now.
Hey! Sam,
what is it?
- I...
- Sam?
Sam, hey!
Look at me.
Hey, Sam!
Sam, come on.
- 911. What's your emergency?
- Uh, yeah, I need an ambulance.
Sam? Oh, no,
no, no, no, no.
I don't know!
I don't know!
Sam, I need help!
Please, no, no, no, no.
Hey! Hey,
it's gonna be OK.
Look at me.
Look at me.
Look at me.
It's gonna be OK.
Hey, come on!
Come on!
Please send somebody, please!
Please send somebody!
Sam, hey! It's OK.
Don't talk.
Your wife is on her way.
Man behind you.
Sam, hey, what are
you talking about?
Mrs. Carver.
Yeah, he was just talking,
but he wasn't making any sense.
He's likely confused.
It's common after poisoning.
No. We didn't
eat anything, go anywhere.
We're still waiting on
Toxicology for those answers.
You said you
didn't eat anything?
What about fluids?
Mmm, just coffee, that's it.
We have had incidents where
household cleaners were used
and tainted the machines.
I don't use it.
I don't drink coffee,
so the last time
I would have cleaned it...
It's OK.
We'll get to the bottom of it.
The important thing is
that his kidneys don't fail us
and he gets through
the next six hours.
Brook, stay in your room
and call 911.
- Why?
- Just do it!
I'm sorry!
But we weren't doing anything.
I was just freaked out!
Brook, I could
have killed him!
How many times has he been
in the house without me knowing?
Just once,
when I skipped school.
- I don't believe you.
- I'm telling the truth!
Somebody has been
in the house, Brook!
Was it him?
No, I swear!
- Then who was it?
- I don't know!
Mom, you're scaring me.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
It's gonna be OK.
How are things going to be OK?
'Cause they were for a bit
when Ben was here.
And now they're not again.
So, what's got to change?
I mean, all of it.
We both... we both feel how big
the house is without Dad in it,
so let's just move.
It'll be a fresh start.
Exactly what we both need.
What do you think?
Yeah, I want to do that.
OK, then we will.
I'll call Erin tomorrow,
and I'll have her
list the house.
And we'll find a new home,
one with no bad memories.
I promise.
I love you, Brook.
I love you too.
Thank you for setting
this up so quickly.
I think what you're
doing is a great idea.
Well, Brook already
started packing, so...
I don't know.
I think it's the right move.
Here's the plan:
I'll set up a time
with the photographer
to take pictures.
In the meantime, check out
those listings I sent you.
There's one that
needs renovation
but I think you're
gonna love it.
- I'm excited!
- Me too!
It's gonna be so good for you.
- Mmm. I love you.
- I love you too.
I'll call you later.
All right. Bye!
You never returned
my text, so I...
Right. Um,
I meant to.
There's just been
kind of a lot going on.
It's OK.
I just, uh, I wanted
to come by and say that
that piece of lingerie you
found in my couch, that is...
- Yeah.
- That's not what it looks like.
Ben, it's OK.
It's fine.
I shouldn't have come by anyway.
What? Why?
Why not?
What happened between us, that,
I mean, that happened
for a reason.
I know, but they
weren't the right reasons.
You know, what was right
was the decision
that both of us move on.
Mel, come on,
I know the mistakes
I've made, trust me.
I've been paying
attention. I have.
I see that. And the gestures
have been very thoughtful.
But what I need is
to focus on Brook and I.
That I understand.
You two should take some time
and make this place home again,
create new memories.
You know, actually,
I've asked Erin
to list the house.
Mel, um...
I mean, I... I don't understand.
This is your home, Mel.
And how is just leaving it
and... and uprooting Brook,
how does that
make it any better?
Well, she actually agrees
that it's a good idea.
And, you know, you're the one
who always said that
it's not about the kind
of roof over your head,
it's about family.
So wherever we go,
we're gonna make a new home.
- Are you sure about that?
- Excuse me?
Because my mom just made
that up to make me feel better.
You don't know how lucky
you are to have a home
until you don't.
I understand that, Ben.
No, you don't.
You don't.
Do you know how much
I've invested into this house?
Because when I got here,
it was clearly neglected.
And I appreciate
everything that you've done.
Do you?
Because maybe if I was here,
Carl would still be alive.
Because I care about this house
the way that it
should be cared for.
OK, excuse me.
I have some calls
I need to make.
Hold on. I'm sorry.
I'm just trying to show you
how attentive I can be.
Ben, it's time
we both move on.
I don't just pay
attention to the house.
I'm paying attention to you.
Mel, please.
Listen, listen...
- I belong here.
- Goodbye, Ben.
Mel, Mel.
Do not shut me out.
- Goodbye, Ben.
- Don't shut me out.
I have nowhere to go!
Open it!
Hey, Erin! Hey!
- Hey...
- What can I do for you?
Uh, well, I was, uh,
I was just down
the street doing this job,
and I wanted to see
if you were home,
because, well, uh,
basically, my place,
it's... it's going condo.
And so, I'm... I'm thinking
about buying something.
I was hoping you
had a minute to talk.
Why don't we go inside?
Hey, thanks
for coming so late.
No problem.
That leak in the basement
is getting worse.
Can I help you?
No, I'm just visiting someone.
Actually, I live here.
- I'm sorry?
- This is my apartment.
Oh! So, you
live with Ben?
Ben Shields.
The maintenance guy?
No, why?
Did he say that...
Im sorry. How long
have you lived here?
- Four years.
- Oh!
Have you been staying up here?
I mean, you kicked me out.
What was I supposed to do?
Get your own place!
Not stay in my attic!
Mel, I, uh,
I got nowhere else to go.
Do you know how that feels?
I don't care!
This is my home,
where I live with my daughter.
And you crossed a line,
because this is insane.
Hold on, hold on, hold on.
Mel. Look,
don't go.
Do you know how many times
I thought I had
finally found a home,
only to have my foster
parents grow tired of me
or the adoption agency
relocate me?
Do you know how many
times that happened?
I think we should
go downstairs.
Why? Hey,
look at me.
What is the rush?
Are you gonna hurry up
and... and sell the house?
Is that what you're gonna do?
A home should be cherished,
Mel, not taken for granted.
And that is what I vowed to do
the day that I walked in here.
Nobody is gonna
take that from me again.
Hey, kiddo!
Ben! What are
you doing here?
Uh, well, your mom and I
had a conversation,
and I'm back.
I'm home again.
Where is she?
She went over to Erin's.
What do you want for dinner?
I was thinking about
ordering something.
- I'm not really hungry.
- Vegan, right.
How come my mom's car
is still here?
Well, she... she took an Uber.
And, uh, her and Erin
were gonna have
a glass of wine, so...
I thought I saw
vegan on this menu.
I'm just gonna go
do some homework.
Yeah, I would like to order
for home delivery, please.
That's great.
- Mom?
- Mmm! Mmm!
Mom? Oh!
Hang on a second.
Hey, Brook?
Answer him.
- Yeah?
- Do you like peppers?
- Sure!
- Yeah, we'll take peppers.
- You have to get out of here.
- No, I can't.
- Please, Brook! Please!
- I'm not leaving you.
OK. OK, get my feet.
Look, let's talk about this.
I'm never leaving.
This isn't your home!
It's gonna be OK.
It's gonna be OK.
Do we have eyes on him?
Unit 22, on our way.
- So, what do you think?
- I love it!
- Yeah, Erin knew we would.
- Can we move in now?
Well, the last of the
renovations are almost done,
so why not?
What about the attic?
There's no attic.
Hey, go inside.
Check out your new room.
I'll be right behind you.
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