Evil Things (2017) s01e02 Episode Script

The Room & The Nanny

[ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ CHILD GIGGLING ] This is amazing! Avy? Kim didn't really like the house from the beginning.
Hello? I tried to convince myself that it was all a coincidence.
PSYCHIC: She's put something into your home.
[ CREAKING ] [ GLASS SHATTERS ] Avy, honey.
[ GASPING ] Ryan? That was the moment [ CREAKING ] that I started believing in curses.
[ SINISTER MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ GLASS BREAKS ] AVY: Aaaaah! I think it's a ghost.
[ LULLABY REWINDING ] There's something in this house.
That feels good.
Hon! [ CREAKING ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] synced by dom.
smrc [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] KIM: We were looking for homes in lewiston, Maine.
It's the middle of nowhere, but Ryan had gotten this big promotion.
And we decided together that it was worth it to relocate.
It's way darker than in the pictures.
Well, that's 'cause the sun's, you know, over there.
Yeah, but, there's just a grim feeling in here.
You think? Don't look at the furniture and the mess.
Look at the space.
Imagine all our stuff in here.
Unh.
Hey, let me show you the backyard.
Kim didn't really like the house from the beginning.
I figured it was 'cause we had just moved from the city and she was weirded out about how remote the place was.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] It was a mansion, compared to the two-bedroom apartment we left in New York.
Plus, we were trying to get pregnant, so the size was perfect.
So, what do you think? Uh [LAUGHS] Right? How can this possibly be in our price range? It's been on the market for almost 200 days.
Smaller towns like this, they just don't have a lot of buyers at this price point.
Well, it's not like we're rich or anything.
[ BIRDS CHIRPING ] [ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] I remember thinking, "Wow, Ryan's really inspecting every inch of this place.
" This is amazing! Was someone up there with you? No.
We should make an offer.
I'm pinching myself.
[ SCOFF ] Oh, great.
Let me draw up an offer.
The backyard, the pool Even though I didn't like the inside, it was worth it.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] It was an old house that was gonna take some work, but we were gonna be there for a while, start a family.
I knew I'd eventually love it.
[ CLICKING ] Oh, great.
They said the power would be on, still.
I'm gonna call them again first thing in the morning.
Oh.
I was so excited to see it.
I know.
Hold on.
I got a flashlight in the trunk.
Be right back.
[ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] [ THUMPING ] [ FLOORBOARDS CREAKING ] Aah! Oh! [LAUGHING] Jeez! What's wrong? Hey, what's wrong? Nothing.
It's just I guess we bought a creaky house.
Yeah, it's got character, though.
Hey, I'm gonna check the circuit breaker.
Maybe it threw a switch.
I'll be right back.
[ KISS ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] I mean, I know I have an active imagination.
[ THUDDING ] [ ROLLING ] [ THUD ] But, I didn't imagine that.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Ryan?! [ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] Hello? All the doors upstairs were closed.
Except one.
[ CREAKING ] The house was supposed to be cleared out for escrow and, for the most part, it was.
But this kid's room was untouched.
[HEARTBEAT] What the hell? And it seemed like it had been for a long time.
We called the realtor, and she said she'd get in touch with the previous owner.
[ BIRDS TWEETING ] [JAZZ PLAYING] Whoa, wait.
Is that where you want the plates to be? Yeah.
Why not? I mean, 'cause once you commit to a cupboard, that's where the plates are, like forever.
[ LAUGHS ] Ryan's quirks would probably drive most women nuts.
So, you're just deciding, just like that? Yes, sir, I am.
But, I think it's kinda cute.
[ SIGH ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ WATER RUNNING ] Ryan, are you gonna join me? It'd been almost a week, and we hadn't heard back from the realtor about the kid's room.
So, it was time to get all that junk out of there.
[ CLICK ] [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ WATER RUNNING ] [ CREAKS ] [BALLAD PLAYS] [ WATER DRIPPING ] [ DOOR CREAKING ] Hm.
Hey, hon, do you mind grabbing me the? That feels good.
[ INHALES SHARPLY ] [ SINISTER MUSIC CLIMBS ] That feels amazing.
[HISSING] [ DISTORTED TUNE CLIMBS ] [ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] Hon! [ GASPING ] I'm almost done in here.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] KIM: I felt hands.
Ryan! Be right in.
[ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ GASPING ] I felt fingers in my hair.
When Ryan finally came into the bathroom, he tried to convince me that I must've fallen asleep and dreamt it, but, I was sure I hadn't been sleeping.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING, CREATURE WARBLING ] [ FLOORBOARD CREAKS ] [ DOOR CREAKING ] [ FOREBODING MUSIC PLAYS ] - Aaagh! - What's wrong? [ CLICK ] [ GASPING ] [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SLAM ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] - So what do you think? - This is amazing! KIM: How can this possibly be in our price range? [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] That feels good.
[ CREAKING ] [ CREAKING ] [ FOREBODING MUSIC PLAYS ] - Aaagh! - What's wrong? [ GASPING ] [ CLICK ] [ GASPING ] [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] Um, did you do this? Do what? I remember throwing the army guys in the box.
I threw all of them in the box.
Ryan.
But after what happened to Kim, earlier that night, I didn't want to freak her out.
Nothing.
It's just I just Had a bad dream and jumped out of bed.
I'm gonna grab a glass of water.
[ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] But that doesn't mean I wasn't a little Spooked.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Look, I've sent several letters to the seller.
Sent letters, like in the mail? It's the weirdest thing.
They don't have any email address or phone number.
The only thing I have is an address.
Perfect.
Gets even weirder.
All right.
Give me their address.
Technically, I can't give you that information.
You're welcome to check the escrow documents.
No, it only lists their name, not their contact information.
I already looked.
We wanted the stuff out of our house, but the realtor wasn't any help.
Why don't you just throw it out? Legally, up to five days.
No, I know.
But it seems like some personal stuff that might mean something to somebody and Kim doesn't want me to just trash it.
Come on, Nicole.
[SIGH] Okay.
I didn't have much of a plan.
I just wanted to know if the people that lived in the house before us had experienced anything weird.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ BIRDS TWEETING ] [ DOG BARKING ] I mean, this person had lived in our nice big house before us.
To find her living where she was, was odd.
[ BIRDS CONTINUE TWEETING ] [ KNOCKING ] [ DOG BARKS ] [TEARFULLY] Whaddya want? What do I want? I just drove for two hours to give you your stuff back.
Hello-o-o! The stuff you left in your son's room? You shouldn't have done that! [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] Done what? Hey, c-can we talk for a minute? There's some strange stuff that's been happening.
You best leave.
Come back on my property, and I'll call the police.
Or I'll shoot you myself.
When someone threatens to shoot you, you leave.
You don't take the time to put a box on their porch.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] [ DOOR CREAKING ] I just Couldn't stand being in that house alone.
[ CREAKING, SHOWER RUNNING ] [ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] I hadn't heard Ryan come home.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ CHIMES PLAY ] Ryan? [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ CREAKING ] I figured he must've just turned on the water to heat it up and then forgot something, so, ran downstairs.
[ WATER DRAINING ] [ SQUEAK ] [ SQUEAK ] [ SINISTER MUSIC CRASHES ] Aah! [ GASPING ] [ DISTORTED TUNE CLIMBS ] [ SHUDDERING ] You saw the boy in the? The bathtub.
Right.
VOICE OVER RADIO: Roger.
Stand by.
Will call you back.
That night, I started to think that the things I had seen I guess we bought a creaky house.
[ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] Were more than just my imagination.
- That feels amazing.
- Hon, almost done in here.
[ECHOING]Done in here.
NICOLE: Been on the market 200 days.
Ryan! [WHISPERED ECHO]Ryan.
[WATER RUNNING] Mommy.
[ECHOING]Coming.
Coming.
I think it's a ghost.
[ SLAM ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] - That feels amazing.
- Can we talk for a minute? There's some strange stuff that's been happening.
ANGELA:You best leave.
[ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] Ryan? [WHISPERED ECHO]Ryan.
Aah! [GASPING] [RADIO CHATTER] I think it's a ghost.
You said that out loud.
I know.
I never heard that one before.
Well, I've never said that one before.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] You seem like a nice lady.
Let me give you some advice.
Don't let the things you know about this place affect the way you feel.
You know what I mean? You're probably just letting it all get in your head.
What things about this place? Oh, you have no idea.
Are you new in town? [ MELANCHOLY TUNE PLAYS ] Oh, boy.
The cop told me that the little boy that had lived there before us had died unexpectedly.
He said there were rumors around town and that people started harassing the boy's mother.
But what happened was just an accident, nothing more.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] I guess we know why she was acting so weird.
I don't think I can live here.
I don't feel safe.
We just spent our entire life savings on a house that sat on the market for 200 days.
What are we gonna do, sell it? We'll lose all our money.
There's something in this house.
What do you want me to do, say we'll just deal with it? I can't even go back inside.
So, what do you wanna do? I'm I'm gonna go to a motel.
And you're gonna come with me.
- We'll fix this.
- [SNIFFLING ] [ KISS ] There's only one thing I could think of.
I had to go back to that trailer park.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ BIRDS TWEETING ] [ KNOCKING ] Hello-o-o! It's, um, Ryan.
The guy you threatened to shoot the other day.
I wanna talk to you.
About your son.
[ DOOR CREAKS OPEN ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] She told me her son's name was Michael.
[DISTANTLY] He was taking a bath one night and I was She'd only left him alone for a couple minutes.
.
Passed by when she found him unconscious in the bathtub.
Slumped over She couldn't save him.
And I And I couldn't His room was still set up when she moved because it was just too painful for her to touch his things again.
[ MELANCHOLY TUNE PLAYS ] Hey.
There's someone here I want you to meet.
[CRYING] What should I say? I don't know.
Whatever feels right, I guess.
Michael? It's me, mommy.
[ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] This house isn't your home.
Not anymore, sweetheart.
It belongs to this lady.
[ SNIFFLE ] You're coming home with me.
Please, honey.
Come home with me.
[ MELANCHOLY TUNE PLAYS ] KIM: Angela left with the box of toys that day, - [SOBBING] - and I truly believe that she took Michael with her, too.
However you want to define him, a ghost, a spirit, a memory that's been trapped, Angela coming to the house that day changed things, for the better.
And we hope it helped her, too.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] [ THUMP, CLATTERING ] [ JACOB SPEAKS INDISTINCTLY ] Mm.
Garlic.
Hey, Jacob.
What you doin' bud? After my first two children became teenagers, I never thought we'd have another one.
But there we were with our third [ THUD, ROLLING ] Jacob.
- Tim! - I'm sorry.
I missed that.
- Between one's sanctions - Tim! Hey, I'm sorry guys.
I'm gonna have to jump off for a second.
I'll dial right back in.
I was trying to spend more time at home, and less at the office.
Dad, you said you'd help me with our family's medical history.
- What? - For my dihybrid cross project? [ JACOB WAILING ] - I'm sorry, hon.
- It's due tomorrow! - Just give me one sec, okay? - [EXASPERATED SIGH] I thought it would help Michelle.
Hey, what can I do? Can you take over? I need to feed Jacob.
But it was mostly just killing my business.
I'm gonna head out for a bit.
Yeah, no, you're not.
Dinner's almost ready.
[ LIQUID BOILING ] Just have a seat.
[ LAUGHTER ON TELEVISION ] Ah! Dammit! [ DOORBELL RINGS ] Doorbell! Well, get it, Tyler! When did you become incap [ GLASS BREAKING ] [ LIQUID BOILING ] [ DOORBELL RINGS ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SLAM ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [LAUGHING] Tim! I'm gonna have to jump off for a sec.
Can you take over? I need to feed Jacob.
[GLASS BREAKING] [DOORBELL RINGS] TYLER:Doorbell.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SUSPENSEFUL CHORD STRIKES ] Ana? - Mr.
Tim? - Yes, Tim.
[LAUGHING] Something just exploded.
Nevermind.
- It's okay.
I come in? - Yes, please, please.
Come in.
Let me get your bag.
Thank you.
[ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Okay, thank you.
Thank you for the call.
[MUSIC PLAYS SOFTLY] Ana's got breakfast goin'.
Why isn't she with Jacob? She's got him down for a nap already.
Is it just me or does he sleep way less than the other two did at his age? Oh, no.
He sleeps less.
[ LAUGHTER ] He sleeps a lot less.
Right away, it was obvious that hiring Ana more time with each other.
Oh.
What is that? Oh.
Uh, I'm sorry to report that that is a highlighter, actually.
[ LAUGHTER ] You used to be a morning person.
Ohh, I can still be a morning person.
Your highlighter killed the mood, and I'm late for work.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING, DOG BARKING ] Tyler! Dinner! [MUSIC PLAYS SOFTLY] You know, your son has become a little bit of a jerk lately.
At least we have one child who still likes us.
This is ridiculously good, by the way.
You know, you impress me every single day.
[ ELECTRICITY CRACKLING ] Cheers.
Cheers.
[ CLINK ] [ GLASS BREAKS ] mm.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Hon? - [MUMBLING] - Oh, my God! Is that glass?! - Ahh! - Okay, okay, hold on.
Hold on.
Mom? Mm.
Agh! I'm not even sure how it happened.
Maybe the glass cracked when we toasted.
[ SIGH ] [ DISTORTED TUNE PLAYS ] [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ GLASS CRACKING ] [ GLASS SHATTERING ] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ DOOR SLAMS ] I had no idea how I was gonna explain any of it to Tim.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] So, I just went with the truth.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] Hon? Our mirror just broke.
Whah? That's That's nuts.
Hey, how's your lip? It hurts.
Did you hear what I just said? The mirror broke.
Yeah.
Something hit it? Counting the vanity, that's Three things that have mysteriously shattered in the last 24 hours.
We are really sleep-deprived.
I-I-it's not that much of a mystery, hon.
And, just as I thought, Tim blew it off.
Also, there was something weird with my reflection.
It was backwards.
Everyone's reflections are backwards.
[SCOFFING] I know how mirrors work.
Maybe We should just get some rest, while we can.
I just remember thinking, "Maybe he's right.
Maybe I am overtired and bleary-eyed and klutzy.
" But I knew something else was going on.
[ DISTORTED TUNE PLAYS ] [VOICES WHISPERING] [ GLASS SHATTERING ] aah! [ CLATTER ] [ JACOB WAILS BRIEFLY ] What is it? [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ WIND WHIPPING ] Oh, my God.
[ SLAM ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] - Cheers.
- Cheers.
[ECHOES] cheers.
Cheers.
Cheers.
Cheers.
Mm.
Three things have [GLASS BREAKING] mysteriously shattered in the last 24 hours.
[GLASS SHATTERING] Aah! [GASPING] [JACOB WAILS BRIEFLY] [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SUSPENSEFUL CHORD STRIKES ] [ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] What is it? [WIND WHIPPING] Oh, my god.
It was an owl.
It hit the window so hard, it broke its neck and died instantly.
Go ahead.
Try and find a single case of an owl flying through a closed window.
I couldn't.
Still, I tried to convince myself that it was all a coincidence, that I was being ridiculous.
[ VOICE ON TELEVISION ] Oh.
Poor chomper.
[ SIGH ] [ GLASS SHATTERING ] [ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] I just couldn't deny it anymore.
So, I did something that I normally would've laughed at someone else for doing.
- You're tired.
- Yes.
You have a young one? I do.
She's brought something into your home.
Who? A woman.
She's brought something into your house.
The reason you are here.
We have a new nanny, but I don't I don't know what she's brought into our house.
You must deal with her.
The only other person that had been in our house recently was Ana.
Somehow, the psychic knew that Ana was causing our problems in some way.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] And I believed her.
I mean, what else was I to believe? We can't fire Ana.
She hasn't done anything wrong.
[TAPPING] The psychic knew what was going on immediately, Tim.
She said it was her.
I mean, right away.
Could you ask the psychic what tech stocks to put our kid's college funds into also? Because ours are really eating sh Sorry.
When did the oven-safe lid explode? That was before Ana arrived.
No, she was standing at the door, ringing the bell.
And then, the wine glass, the mirror, the goldfish, the bird? Owl.
Although I guess, technically, a owl is a type of a bird.
Is it, though? Stop making a joke out of it.
This is more than just a coincidence.
It's a sign.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] Sure you wanna do this? I had to admit that Michelle had a point.
I mean, I didn't care what the psychic said, but, the timing was bizarre.
[ SWING CREAKING ] I thought maybe there was some kinda connection.
I don't know.
We're sorry, Ana.
It's not you.
It's it's us.
You've been great.
I-I think we just didn't understand what it would mean to have someone else living in the house with us.
Que compadezco.
Wh Our casa is what, now? Y me alegro de haber terminado contigo.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] [ FOOTSTEPS DISTANCING ] I don't remember exactly what we said [ DOOR OPENS, SLAMS ] But she clearly was not happy about it.
[ TYPING ] [ BEEP ] Curse.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] - Well, now.
- Did she just curse us? We had three kids.
[ JACOB WAILING ] So, when I heard the word curse, I wasn't gonna take any chances.
The Sage is supposed to cleanse the house of any malevolent You know.
Shouldn't we do it inside? Technically, yes, but that would set off the smoke detectors, and we really shouldn't be breathing this stuff in.
[ LAUGHING ] What do you want me to do, call the police, see if they have a curse unit? I don't know.
Maybe if we just let it just What? Huh, what is it? I just could really use a nap.
TIM: I was sure there was a reasonable explanation for everything that was happening.
I was sure that, with or without Ana, the weird coincidences were gonna stop.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING, CREATURE WARBLING ] AVY: Aah! Avy? Avy, honey, what ha [GASP] Oh, my god.
Avy.
Avy.
[SNAPS FINGERS] Avy! Avy! Honey! Honey! Hey.
Tim, get in here! I'm calling an ambulance.
Hey! Hey, kiddo, what's up? You okay? Oh, my god.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Why am I bleeding? Hey.
You're okay.
[ GLASS SHATTERING ] oh! [ EERIE MUSIC CLIMBS ] [ SLAM ] [ LOCK CLICKS ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ MUSIC BOX PLAYS LULLABY ] [ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] We're sorry, Ana.
Curse.
The Sage is supposed to cleanse the house of any malevolent You know.
AVY:Aah! - Hey.
- Tim, get in here! What's going on? I'm calling an ambulance.
Oh, my god.
Why am I bleeding? Hey.
You're okay.
[GLASS SHATTERING] Oh! [ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] [ GASP ] [ DISTORTED MUSIC PLAYS ] That was the moment that I started believing in curses.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] MICHELLE: The next day, avy still didn't seem like herself, so Tim stayed home with her and I ran some errands.
[ KNOCKING ] Well, that's what I told him.
[ LOCK CLICKS ] - Hello? - Hi.
I'm looking for Ana.
There's a woman at the door.
She has flowers! I honestly didn't know how I'd react when I saw her, but I had to do something.
Hi, Ana.
I came to apologize.
I am so, so sorry for the way that we [ DOG BARKING ] Please, just stop everything.
I have children.
They're scared.
I'm scared.
Please take the curse off my house.
No.
You have a wrong idea, missus.
I put no curse on your house or your family.
You have a lot of broken glasses, many times.
That means something bad is happening.
It's a sign of devil.
I don't understand.
What's the sign of the devil? I don't know what to do.
Pray.
Pray? I hadn't prayed since I was a kid.
[ CRICKETS CHIRPING ] My kids haven't prayed, ever.
[ SINISTER MUSIC PLAYS ] Tim and I tried to hide it from the kids.
But we didn't do a very good job.
- What the hell is going on? - Hey, pal.
Be nice.
No.
I'm serious.
Everyone's acting weird! Tyler, there's something happ [ ELECTRICITY CRACKLES ] Mom.
There's something happening with the house.
We don't know what it is.
I just need to - Let's just go to a damn hotel.
I don't know what's going on.
We could get a longterm vacation rental.
Listen to me! I have to show you something.
Okay.
Let's go.
Umbrarum tenebrarum.
It's Latin.
- You're taking Latin? - It's not for school.
I didn't wanna hurt anyone.
I didn't even think it would actually work.
[ EERIE MUSIC PLAYS ] It was a book on the occult.
Umbrarum tenebrarum means the "Nine Gates Of The Shadow Kingdom.
" We didn't even know that avy had a boyfriend, let alone that he had dumped her and she'd gotten all depressed about it.
We're gonna figure out what to do, okay? Come on.
She found some idiot at the oddity shop who sold her this book and she tried to put a curse on the boyfriend.
[ FLAME CRACKLING ] MICHELLE: I don't know how else to say it, other than she opened a door to some place or some thing.
Okay.
Take the book.
And, after some research, we thought we found a way to close it.
Pass me the book.
Okay.
[ SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC PLAYS ] I don't know.
Maybe it had nothing to do with the ritual.
[ BLOWING ] Maybe it was all in our heads.
But it went away.
Whatever it was went away and never came back.