Into the Dark (2018) s01e12 Episode Script

Pure

1 (EERIE SOUND EFFECTS) (EERIE MUSIC) Into the Dark 1x12 Pure (SOFT MUSIC) (RUSTLING) (GASPS) (MUSIC PLAYING THROUGH HEADPHONES) Kyle.
(VOMITING) (COUGHING) (SPITTING) She is literally allergic to you.
KYLE: We're almost there, Shay.
It'll be over soon.
("BAD INTENTIONS" BY KAYJEZ) SHAY: Sorry.
KAYJEZ: I got bad intentions I can't tame All these voices calling my name And I try to be good, but it's just no fun Bad intentions, you better run Hey Be good, be sweet Be kind, be neat Make babies, act like a lady Go after that college degree Tone up, fit in Hide that skin Be playful, act like an angel Have a little discipline I got bad intentions I can't tame All these voices calling my name And I try to be good, but it's just no fun Bad intentions, you better run KYLE: Cell phones.
Dad, no.
KYLE: I turned mine off too.
Hand them over.
JO: Traitor.
KYLE: Hey, don't be difficult, Jo.
(JO SIGHS) (OMINOUS MUSIC) PASTOR: Kyle, my friend, it is good to see you.
KYLE: Good to see you, Pastor.
- How you doing, my man? - KYLE: Oh, very good, sir.
PASTOR: Ladies, allow me to be your welcoming committee.
Jo, look at you, all grown up.
How many is this now? Number five.
Praise the Lord.
And who is this? KYLE: This is Shay.
My other daughter.
Well, it is wonderful to have you, Shay.
I am Pastor Seth.
SHAY: Nice to meet you.
KYLE: This is Shay's first time, and she got a little carsick on the way up.
SETH: Listen, don't worry, we will tell you what to do.
But I do have a question: Do you pray, Shay? I haven't much.
SETH: Well, that's okay.
I'm sure that Jo can help show you how.
JO: Yes, I have been known to get on my knees every now and then.
- Jo.
- JO: To pray.
SETH: You are very brave, Shay, for being here.
This is not an easy path to walk in.
Many have stumbled along the way, but do not worry.
We will not let you fall.
You're in God's hands now.
Thank you.
(SUITCASES ROLLING) (DARK MUSIC) (EERIE NOISES) JO: Shay! Hurry up.
KELLYANN: Jo, you're here! JO: Yeah, cabin 4 for life.
KELLYANN: My dad's freaking out.
Literally every year, he's a nervous wreck until we get up here.
LACEY: Hi, Jo.
Oh.
Hi, I'm Lacey.
KellyAnn.
Guys, this is Shay.
We're sisters.
(DARK MUSIC) JO: Do you think the pastor will do the speech? KELLYANN: Probably.
What speech? Lilith.
KELLYANN: Jo loves the Lilith speech.
LACEY: I feel like you might be missing the point.
You're not supposed to love that story.
Please tell me you're not gonna wear that veil on Sunday.
Came with the dress.
JO: No! Definitely no.
(KELLYANN CHUCKLES) KELLYANN: I bought two dresses for the ball.
- Why? - KELLYANN: Well, my dad picks out my dress for me, and every year, it's like he picks out the exact same one.
Boring.
So this year I was at the mall and I saw the perfect one and I couldn't help myself.
You'll never wear it.
Daddy's little angel.
(KELLYANN SCOFFS) KELLYANN: What are you wearing, Shay? Oh, that's gorgeous.
Did your dad pick it out? I tried on a bunch that I liked, but yeah.
Kyle said this one was the best.
You call your dad Kyle? JO: She only met him two months ago.
SETH: Every year on Daughter's Day, we gather together here to talk about the two most important relationships in a young girl's life: Her relationship with her Heavenly Father, amen - CONGREGATION: Amen.
- And her relationship with her earthly father, amen.
- Amen.
- Amen.
SETH: My own daughter, Lacey, this is her 10th ball.
This is her 10th pledge of purity.
Woo, thank you, Lord! You fathers know what I'm talking about, I bet.
Man, am I blessed.
(SETH CHUCKLES) When I started bringing fathers and daughters together a decade ago, I built this church, and I had these windows made because I felt compelled to tell a story that is not often told but is vitally important now-a-days.
(CHUCKLES) You see, ladies and gentlemen, Eve was not the first woman.
No, no, she was not, I bet you didn't know that.
When God bent down and made Adam out of the dust of this earth, he also made a woman out of that same clay, and her name was Lilith.
Now, Lilith was independent.
She was strong-willed, but she was lustful.
Lilith was caught fornicating with a member of the heavenly host.
You might say she was kissed by an angel, yes, she was, but when Lord, our God and Father, found out, his punishment was swift and it was severe.
You see, because our Lord, God above, sent Lilith straight to hell.
CONGREGATION: Amen.
SETH: To hell.
Then, our Father set out to create another woman for Adam, but this time, he did so by using a rib from Adam's own body.
Yes, he did.
He said she was a better woman, and yes, she was better, but she was also fragile.
She needed guidance.
[SHOUTING.]
Our Lord God tells us that without a strong man to offer guidance, our daughters may end up just like Lilith! She may end up in hell.
(BROODING MUSIC) (SETH SIGHS) See, folks, this is life or death we are talking about here.
This is life or death.
And that is why we are here this week.
Let us pray.
Dear Heavenly Father (ELEGANT MUSIC) (FLIES BUZZING) (DOOR OPENS) KYLE: And we're gonna take one of these this week.
SHAY: Are there any of you and Jo? KYLE: Well, her first year she was 12, so she probably found it and burned it.
(BOTH LAUGH) I bring her every year hoping, but, uh, she just doesn't seem to like it very much.
Make me a promise? This weekend, it's really important to me.
Give this a shot, Shay.
A real shot.
I promise.
(BELL TOLLING) (LAUGHING) (LAUGHING AND COUGHING) (DOOR CLOSES) KELLYANN: Shay, want a hit? - SHAY: Yeah, sure.
- KELLYANN: What? (LAUGHING) KELLYANN: Wait, so, what's the deal? Half-sisters? Uh, same dad, different moms.
KELLYANN: But you're the same age? Yeah.
Kyle didn't even know I existed until, like, this summer, but he's trying to do the right thing now, so that's why I'm here.
See? This is why we can't invite her tonight.
She is so far up his ass, she'll just tell him.
Tell him what? (DOOR OPENS) JO: Get dressed.
But it's bedtime.
We're going on a little adventure.
LACEY: Oh, no, thank you.
JO: No, you're a liability.
Seriously, you could use a little fun in your life, come on.
Adventure isn't really my thing, guys, so I'm gonna stay back here.
You really think we're just gonna leave you here so you can just run and tell Daddy? Please, Lacey, this is KellyAnn and I's one time to see each other all year.
[ADAMANTLY.]
Let us live! - All right, fine.
- Yeah? (KELLYANN LAUGHS) I'm going with you.
Cool.
("CROWD GOES WILD" BY BIEN) BIEN: Shining in slow motion - Our hearts are beating loud - (SHUSHING) All eyes are on us As the clock is running down Lightning striking fast - Our feet never touch the ground - SHAY: Where are we going? JO: The yearly ritual.
LACEY: You do this every year? JO: Yeah, we're not usually rooming with the pastor's daughter.
SHAY: What's the ritual? KELLYANN: Jo's Lilith ritual.
JO: Okay, you know how we always stay in cabin 4.
Out of the blue, this book shows up on this bookshelf, and it is all about Lilith.
And I read it, and Lilith is a total badass.
She's a demon.
- No, Lacey.
- She's in hell.
That's what you call people who are in hell, Jo.
False, she was a wrongfully accused angel and it is all in the book.
KELLYANN: Don't get her started.
JO: Listen, this is how it went down.
So Adam didn't like that Lilith was created equal, so he made up this whole rumor that she fucked an angel and he called her a whore so that God would send her to hell, and He did.
Yeah, well, Lilith isn't even in the Bible, so we shouldn't be talking about her.
JO: The Bible is male revisionist history.
Lilith was a victim of men, kinda like us.
KELLYANN: You are so dramatic.
(JO CHUCKLES) (OMINOUS MUSIC) (DOOR CREAKING OPEN) (DOOR CREAKING CLOSED) - KELLYANN: Shay? - SHAY: Hm? KELLYANN: Are you a virgin? Damn, KellyAnn, just gettin' right to it.
Well SHAY: Yeah.
Aren't you guys? KELLYANN: Of course.
Do you get shit at school? I get so much shit for it, and I'm like, I don't need sex to know that I am loved, because I'm loved by God.
Amen! Yes.
SHAY: But what about, like like kissing? Two boys.
But I set like boundaries with them so they wouldn't go too far.
It's it's wrong.
JO: Lacey, you've never kissed a boy? No, I'm I'm waiting until marriage.
I'd be ashamed.
Really, it's like kissing somebody else's husband.
It's gross.
JO: That's such bullshit.
(GASPING IN TERROR) (SLAM) - Oh, my God.
- SHAY: What is it? You guys have to come see this.
(SOFT MUSIC) It's perfect.
- SHAY: Ew.
- LACEY: Don't touch that! JO: It's a sign.
Lilith loves animals.
(LAUGHING) SHAY: Okay, well, now what do we do? Okay, all this stuff, it looks really cool.
KELLYANN: Jo's been collecting offerings for Lilith since the very beginning.
You're missing an air element.
Shouldn't you have all four elements? Go on.
Okay, well, you have earth Water.
JO: Holy water, that I stole.
JO: And you have fire.
You need air.
LACEY: Looks like creepy black magic to me.
Like you're trying to summon a demon.
Lacey, Lilith is not a demon.
And I am trying to call her.
I wanna raise her from hell! KELLYANN: Who's that? (CAR APPROACHING) (DOOR OPENS) (JO LAUGHS) (CAR DOOR CLOSES) (KISSING) (JO LAUGHS) Um, guys, this is my boyfriend Jack.
(KISSING CONTINUES) Did you bring the wine? You said you would bring wine! My dad will literally kill me.
SHAY: How do you even know them? JO: I met him last summer.
I snuck out of Small Group, then we hung out a couple times that weekend and we've texted every day since.
Well, now we know the reason why you came back this year.
He's hot.
JO: And he's a virgin too.
LACEY: Guys, we can't hang out with them.
JO: Lacey, relax.
Shay? SHAY: Let's do the ritual.
(LAUGHTER) GABE: You strayed from the herd.
I'm looking for something.
Yeah, what's that? I will know it when I see it.
I'm Shay.
Gabe, Jack's cousin.
So, uh, you a crazy Bible-thumper or what? (SHAY LAUGHS) Couple months ago, I didn't even know what the inside of a church looked like.
So you're new to this purity ball drill.
It's a lot.
"A lot" can mean a lot of things.
Awesome, boring, stupid, creepy? SHAY: I don't know.
I mean, I think it could be cool, but I'm having these awful nightmares, every night, since before we even decided to come up here.
(LIGHT MUSIC) Found it.
Air.
Now we have all four elements.
Lilith LACY: All right, guys, I don't like this.
JO: Lilith, I know you're here.
Give us a sign.
LACEY: Shay, will you go back with me? SHAY: I kinda wanna stay.
Lacey, chill.
LACEY: All right, I'm leaving.
KELLYANN: Just wait.
You can't go alone.
JACK: Ryan will take her.
Won't you, Ry? - Walk her back.
- RYAN: Cool.
SHAY: You know where you're going though, right? - LACEY: Mm-hm.
- SHAY: Okay.
JO: Great, bye, go.
Okay, join hands.
(JO EXHALES) Lilith.
Rise.
Return.
It's time for the Reckoning.
Show yourself.
KellyAnn? Lilith.
Rise.
Return.
It's time for the Reckoning.
Shay? Lilith, on this night, gather earth, wind, fire, and water, to restore balance to all things.
Rise.
Return.
It's time for the Reckoning.
(DARK MUSIC) (BLOWING) The darkness is coming, Lilith.
Give us a sign you're here.
(CANDLES BURST, THEY GASP) (LAUGHING) What the hell? GABE: Those are those are fake, right? (LAUGHING) SHAY: What's that? - KELLYANN: Someone's coming.
- JO: Shit, you gotta go.
- Go, go, go, go.
- JACK: What's going on? - JO: Go, go, go! - SECURITY GUARD: Hey! SHAY: Wait, KellyAnn.
[WHISPERING.]
What about all this stuff? (CAR DOORS CLOSING) (LAUGHING, SHUSHING) KELLYANN: Come on, come on.
JO: Lacey, you missed it.
What happened? KELLYANN: That was so creepy, right? Those candles, Jo blew them all out, then they lit back up.
SHAY: Okay, but maybe they weren't out all the way.
- JO: No, it was Lilith.
- LACEY: Stop, Jo.
You guys are messing with me.
KELLYANN: Why would it work this time when it's never worked before? Maybe it was Shay.
Shay's new.
KELLYANN: What's special about Shay? - Sorry, Shay.
- SHAY: No, no.
There's nothing special about me.
LACEY: You better pray you didn't make something bad happen, Jo.
Bad things are already happening, Lacey.
(BRUSHING TEETH) (SPITTING) (CRICKETS CHIRPING) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: Rise.
(DRAMATIC MUSIC) (EERIE MUSIC) (SOFT MUSIC) (SIGHS) (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (SCREAMING) JO: Are you okay? (DARK MUSIC) Yeah, I'm fine.
(BIRDS CHIRPING) SHAY: Not hungry? Starving, but I need to fit into my dress.
What's that about? (OMINOUS MUSIC) SETH: Appreciate it.
Good morning, Mary.
JO: Oh, I know that girl.
SETH: Could you follow me? SHAY: Where are they taking her? KELLYANN: Pastor Seth likes to have these, uh, personal chats with the girls sometimes.
(CLEARING THROAT) Did you get your run in? Uh, I, I overslept.
We talked about this.
KELLYANN: I know, Dad, I'm sorry.
Don't apologize to me.
It's you who suffers.
SETH: Now, Sunday is Daughter's Day.
It is going to be a beautiful day.
As a matter of fact, it may well be the most important night in your young daughter's life.
See, the most important part of this entire weekend is the signing of that contract.
Father and daughter, with God as our witness, amen.
- [WHISPERING.]
- Contract? SETH: Hope you did your Bible reading today.
If you didn't, I'll do it for you right now.
(CONGREGATION LAUGHING) Hebrews Chapter 13, Verse 4.
And in the book, he says, "Marriage should be honored by all and the marriage bed kept pure.
" There's that word again, "pure".
"For God will judge all of the sexually immoral.
" God will judge.
"Pastor Seth, what is sexually immoral?" Let's take a couple of softballs on this one, okay? Masturbation.
Is that a sin? Yes, it is.
Awkward.
Homosexuality.
Is it a sin? Yes, it is, because the Bible tells us so.
Is sex before marriage a sin? Absolutely, yes, it is! You might say, "How do I avoid having sex before marriage? It's so difficult.
Lust is such a powerful force.
" Well, guess what's stronger than that.
Love is stronger.
Guess what's stronger than that.
God is stronger.
The man walking beside you through all this thing is stronger than that.
We are here this weekend to protect you from yourselves.
(CROSS CRASHES) Wow.
(CONGREGATION MEMBER LAUGHS) Lord God, thank you so much.
You know, He has He has a great way of always taking the spotlight back.
So let's focus upward to Him and I'll see you a little bit later this afternoon.
- Amen? - CONGREGATION: Amen.
SETH: All right, let's go.
(APPLAUSE) (MELLOW DRAMATIC MUSIC) SHAY: So what are these contracts? KELLYANN: It's just like, don't do anything you wouldn't do if your dad was watching.
It's helpful.
Hey, what happened to her? JO: Maybe he's checking for their hymens or something.
You're joking? You're sick.
He probably just took her to The Box.
(LAUGHING) SHAY: What's The Box? LACEY: Jo, where are your whites? The handbook says that you need to wear all white undergarments.
[DERISIVELY.]
JO: The handbook says all white everything.
Bras, panties, socks.
I know.
You gonna tell your dad again? What are you talking about? Last night? No, I didn't say anything.
I was talking to Ryan until right before you guys got back.
Ooh, Lacey has a lady boner.
I do not.
SHAY: If you can't date, what do you do? My dad will choose somebody from the church for me.
Or if I like somebody, I'll, uh, bring them to my dad for inspection.
Inspection? Sounds sexy.
(LAUGHING) SHAY: Okay, but aren't you curious about what it's like? Hold hands.
Maybe kiss.
Yeah.
Knew it.
Lady boner.
(LAUGHING) Jo, why don't you ever take this seriously? I just don't think men should control everything that we do, especially when it comes to our bodies.
Meanwhile, Kyle just wants us to have a good weekend, so can't you do that? JO: God, you have such daddy issues, Shay.
It's gross.
Seriously, why do you like him? - Harsh, Jo.
- SHAY: It's not Kyle's fault.
He never knew about me.
He never even knew my mom was pregnant.
JO: He was cheating on my mom when I was a newborn.
I'd be so pissed.
I am pissed.
Why aren't you, Shay? Because I finally have a dad! I'm not just gonna give him up.
(SCOFFS) Okay.
KELLYANN: Jo.
SETH: And we're back! You know what though, this afternoon, I think I want to do something completely different.
I'm going to need a volunteer to come up on stage.
Um, let's see.
Shay.
Would you do me the honor of joining me on stage? Has everybody met Shay? Say, "Hello, Shay.
" CONGREGATION: Hello, Shay.
SETH: This is Shay's first time, and here she is, ready to do the work on fire this weekend.
Look at that.
Shay, I got a question for you.
Do you like gum? - Yes.
- SHAY: Yes, okay.
Take a look at this piece of gum.
Right now, it is as it should be.
Brand new and fresh.
[MUMBLING.]
Oh, my gosh.
(LAUGHTER) Oh, that's the one.
But now, Shay, would you put this in your mouth? - No.
- SETH: No, you wouldn't, because it's been chewed! And nobody wants that, because it's been used.
(GUM DROPS) (DARK MUSIC) See, it is imperative that you ladies understand you have an obligation.
It is a requirement of God that you remain untouched.
(FEEDBACK BLARING) I'm so sorry, everybody, uh, just one second.
(FEEDBACK BLARING) [SHOUTING.]
Sorry, folks.
Just stick with me one second.
We'll figure this out.
(FEEDBACK BLARING) [SHOUTING.]
Okay, clearly everybody's had enough of me.
You know what we'll do, we'll go to the lodge, Small Group once again, thank you all very much.
Thank you, Shay, thank you so much.
(FEEDBACK BLARING) SHAY: Jo.
Something's going on.
JO: Yeah, he just compared us to chewed-up gum.
SHAY: I mean I think it worked last night.
JO: What are you talking about? I don't know, I don't know, okay, but just now, with the speakers, and the cross.
It sounds stupid, but what if we really did, like, call something last night? JO: Lacey's demon talk is really getting to you, huh? You need to relax.
Seriously.
That's why I'm gonna go meet Jack.
So, cover for me in Small Group, yeah? Tell them I have cramps.
Tell them I was possessed.
(JO MAKES DEMONIC CHOKING SOUNDS) (SOFT MUSIC) Hey, I've been looking for you.
You should not be here.
GABE: Where are you goin'? SHAY: We have these Small Group things where we just talk about stuff.
Sounds like a lot.
It is.
I have a proposal.
Come on.
(LIGHT ELECTRONIC MUSIC) VOCALIST: I wanna jump in the neighborhood pool with you I wanna dive into that ocean GABE: So how's it going with your virginity ball? SHAY: Purity ball! GABE: Same thing.
SHAY: I keep thinking about my mom, like what she would think about the whole thing.
I know she wouldn't love the way the pastor talks.
That's for sure.
And it's weird that only the dads come.
Jo's mom really wanted to come.
Jo says she throws a fit every year.
GABE: Uh, what about your mom? Um She died a couple months ago.
That's why they found Kyle for me.
He's my dad.
I didn't know him before.
I'm sorry.
Hey.
I'm really sorry.
Uh, oh, I almost forgot.
I, uh, I got you something.
You, uh, you said you were having nightmares.
SHAY: Thank you.
You know, Pastor Seth says a lot of girls don't have good relationships with their fathers.
They start looking for validation in the wrong places, end up in trouble.
Are you looking for validation right now from me? I don't know.
Am I gonna end up in trouble? Maybe.
- Wait.
- GABE: What? I'm going swimming.
Don't look at me with those virgin eyes.
(LAUGHING) ("M'LOVER" BY KISHI BASHI) KISHI BASHI: Would you be everything I wanted (SHAY LAUGHS) GABE: Come on! KISHI BASHI: Together and inebriated Enabling every fable we were never meant to be SHAY: I'm coming, I'm coming, I'm coming.
(SHAY SHRIEKS) (LAUGHING) I like you, Shay.
(LAUGHS) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: Rise.
(DEMONIC MUSIC) GABE: What's wrong? SHAY: Someone's there.
GABE: Nobody's there.
Hey, Shay! What are you afraid of? (WATER SPLASHING) SHAY: Sorry, I should, um, I should go.
Gabe! What? (EERIE MUSIC) GABE: It's okay, see? Are there any on me though? GABE: No.
You're perfect.
(GENTLE MUSIC) Come see me tonight? Maybe.
(LAUGHTER) RYAN: You came.
I didn't think you were gonna come.
LACEY: Me neither.
I'm so nervous.
RYAN: Look, I want to kiss you.
- You look like an angel.
- LACEY: Thank you.
(INDISTINCT REMARKS) KYLE: Where've you been? SHAY: I went for a swim.
KYLE: You missed Small Group.
It makes me look bad.
Maybe you are more like your sister than I thought.
That is not fair.
(DOOR SLAMS SHUT) (DARK MUSIC) You need to try harder, Shay.
I'm sorry.
KYLE: Get yourself cleaned up.
Meet me at the lodge in an hour.
Try and look nice, please.
(WATER RUNNING) (WATER SPLASHING) (FAUCET TURNS) (WATER DRAINING) (DRAMATIC MUSIC) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: Rise.
Return.
(TENSE MUSIC) (FIRE CRACKLING) (DOOR CLOSES) KYLE: I got you something.
I want this purity ring to remind you that I'll always be here to show you the way.
But I'm not gonna give it to you if you're not gonna value yourself.
I'm not sure what you were up to this afternoon, but I don't think it's fair that I'm putting my time into this and you're off doing your own thing.
Does that seem fair to you? If your mom had a strong father figure, if she had taken a pledge like this, if she had respected herself, things would've been different, right? (RING BOX CLOSES) Can I put this on you as a sign to others that you're special? Committed.
SHAY: I can, um So you didn't cover for me.
SHAY: Sorry.
JO: You know, I'm supposed to be the black sheep around here.
You know, Dad is used to me fucking up, but really threw him when you didn't show up either.
Super entertaining.
KELLYANN: But the biggest upset was little Lacey over here.
Pastor Seth almost lost his mind when you didn't show.
I told you, I had cramps.
JO: Nuh-uh, that's my line.
We thought maybe he put you in The Box.
There is no Box, Jo.
What is The Box? Pastor Seth's secret room for punishment.
LACEY: For prayer, but it's just a myth.
I gotta go help set up.
JO: Hey, are you okay? Mm-hm.
(DOOR OPENS) (DOOR CLOSES) So how's Jack? JO: Um, he's good.
He wants to, um, you know, but we we haven't yet.
KELLYANN: You know we are literally here to pledge purity, right? SHAY: Do you want to, with him? Boys our age want to bone, and our dads want us to stay virgins.
So, does it really matter what I want? Yeah.
It does.
(SOFT MUSIC) (CAMERA'S SHUTTER SNAPPING) We're next.
Do you have your rings? JO: Actually, I lost mine.
I promise I looked everywhere.
I'll take it with Shay.
(DARK MUSIC) PHOTOGRAPHER: Okay.
Perfect.
(CAMERA'S SHUTTER SNAPPING) Little closer.
(CAMERA'S SHUTTER SNAPPING) Beautiful.
Next.
STEVE: KellyAnn, what happened to the dress we talked about? Still too snug? Hm.
Smile, baby.
You're so much prettier when you smile.
(CAMERA'S SHUTTER SNAPPING) (INTENSELY EERIE CRESCENDO) (SHUTTER SNAPS, STEVE EXCLAIMS) KELLYANN: Dad, are you okay? (EERIE MUSIC) SHAY: Is your dad okay? He says he felt something push him down.
Isn't that freaky? I mean, I've seen things too.
Heard things.
I thought I saw Lilith.
She's coming for me, I don't know what to do.
Shay, stop, you're as bad as Jo.
SHAY: Lacey said she's a demon.
I thought you all believed in demons.
[STAMMERING.]
I mean, I believe in them, but they're not, like, here now.
You know how crazy that sounds, right? (KELLYANN SCOFFS) (INDISTINCT CHATTER) Want me to cut your meat, Dad? Thanks, honey.
LACEY: Hi, everyone.
(FEEDBACK SQUEALS IN MICROPHONE) If you don't know me, my name is Lacey, and as my dad said, this Sunday will be my tenth purity ball.
SETH: Thank the Lord, thank the Lord.
(APPLAUSE) I am so filled with gratitude to God for getting me this far.
It is not an easy road.
People, they don't understand.
(CLEARING THROAT) They make fun of us and they think we're crazy.
But they will never understand the joy of telling their future husbands that they waited for them.
JO: Are these imaginary future husbands also saving themselves for marriage, Lacey? Are they virgins? KYLE: Jo, sit down.
LACEY: Um well, um, it's much it's much harder for young men to remain pure.
I mean, we we all know that.
I think that all we can do is ask our fathers to protect us.
I want to give my future husband the greatest gift, and that is a gift that you can only give once.
(DOOR OPENS, CLOSES) Thank you so much for your question, Jo, as always.
And I do have an answer for you.
You see, I have two young sons.
But purity looks a little different for young men.
See, they don't need to be monitored the same way women do.
They are not as easily fooled.
SHAY: Jo? JO: Stupid Lacey.
I shouldn't have done that.
Shit.
SHAY: At least it was a good question.
Why am I always such a dick? When you first showed up here, when, um when Dad brought you home from the airport, I felt really bad for you.
Because it's not fair that I had him my entire life and you didn't.
(SOFT MUSIC) (SNIFFLING) But then I realized I never actually had him.
He doesn't know anything about me.
He doesn't care about me.
Like my mom? She always had to work two jobs, and I know she was doing it for me, but I never really got to see her, so I would just lay awake in bed at night and think about my dad.
What he looked like, what he sounded like, what he liked to do.
JO: I'm sorry, Shay.
(DOOR CREAKS) (MUSIC TURNS OMINOUS) Hey! I saw them take her earlier today.
JO: Maybe they're, um, surgically stitching them up.
Be serious.
(MUFFLED REMARKS) Do you hear that? SETH: He who's speaking will (INDISTINCT REMARKS) Do you see that door behind the desk? SETH: There's hate in our hearts I bet that's The Box.
(DOOR CREAKS, DRAMATIC CHORD) (INSECTS CHIRRING) (PLEASANT PIANO MUSIC) INSTRUCTOR: Ladies, backs nice and straight.
Very good.
Nice.
Ladies, let the men lead.
And one, two, three, yes.
You look just like your mom.
I used to get that a lot.
She was beautiful, wasn't she? Yeah.
Are you going to wear the dress that we picked out tomorrow night? Yes.
Wear your hair up.
I like your hair up.
Okay.
You're such a good girl, Shay.
(OMINOUS MUSIC) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: Rise.
Return.
KYLE: Shay? I'm sorry, I don't feel well.
(ANIMALS CRYING) (GASPS) What do you want from me? (WHIMPERING) (DISTANT OWL HOOTS) (WOOD CREAKING) (SHAY GASPS) - You came.
- You scared me! I'm sorry, I'm sorry hey, come with me.
Thought you might leave me hanging.
I really had to get out of there.
(DOOR OPENS, CREAKS) (DOOR CLOSES) (CHUCKLING) Oh! Do you have any music? - Yeah.
- We had a dance class.
- You did? - SHAY: Mm-hm.
What were you, like, dancing with your dads? Shut up! Okay, hand here hold on, okay, okay.
We need space.
Now we're good.
One, two, three, one, two, three.
There you go, there you go! Oh wait, wait, wait, wait, wait here, here.
GABE: Okay.
- Sir.
- GABE: Oh ma'am.
VOCALIST: Oh, if that would only make sense to you (MELLOW POP MUSIC) SHAY: Two, three.
GABE: I'm going to get fancy on you, okay? VOCALIST: Pull me close Pull me close Wrapping your arms around me My legs around your body Pull me close, pull me close Wrapping your arms around me My legs around your body Got my favorite song on the radio Give me the chills when you put it on, put it on My skin keeps glowing in the indigo The way we feel, no, they'll never know, never know (VOCALIZING) The way we feel, no, they'll never know, never know (VOCALIZING) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: The reckoning.
Did you hear that? Hear what? VOCALIST: The way we feel, no, they'll never Hey, we're here alone.
Hey, Shay.
(KNOCKING AT DOOR) Who's that? (DOOR SLAMS OPEN) (OMINOUS MUSIC) Yo, come on, pricks, I'm trying to get laid here! Is that what this is? GABE: No, come on, it was it was just a joke.
It's okay.
(BANGING ON DOOR) Yo, fuck off! (BEAM RATTLING, POUNDING ON WALLS) You should get out of here.
GABE: Shay! (GROANING, PANTING) (SHARPLY OMINOUS CHORD) (TWIGS CRACKLING) (TWIGS CRACKLING) (EERIE MUSIC) (BANGING AT DOOR) KYLE: She's not here.
JO: What's going on? KYLE: What were you thinking? What are you talking about? You were with a boy, Jo.
JO: Um, I was sleeping, and I just had to pee.
Stop lying.
Did she tell you this? She's the liar.
- Like, you think I told them? - JO: Yes! SETH: Jo.
We just need you to come with us.
- JO: I didn't do anything.
- KYLE: Do as you're told! Go to bed, ladies.
(ANIMAL CRIES) (ALARM RINGING) KELLYANN: Happy purity ball.
Happy Daughter's Day.
I used to get so excited for this when I was a little girl.
Now I just feel exhausted.
You can tell him no, you know? Stand up to him.
Tell him no what? I don't want to count calories anymore? Run at 5 a.
m.
every morning, weigh-ins every Friday? He's my dad.
You sound like Jo.
Where is she? Why do you care? You're the one who got her in trouble last night.
I didn't.
I wouldn't do that.
KELLYANN: Well, it doesn't matter who told on her.
She's in The Box, Shay.
(DOOR CLOSES) (SHARP KNOCKING) SETH: Shay.
Come on in.
What is troubling you, Shay? Where is Jo? Your dad may know that you went swimming yesterday.
But I didn't tell him it was with a boy.
(HE COUGHS) He's just a friend.
Do you want to get pregnant? Do you want to die of AIDS? Because that's the path you're on.
Do you really want to disappoint your father like this? No.
SETH: Shay, you have so much potential.
You can be good, or you can let Jo ruin everything for you.
Because that is what is happening.
Look, when Lacey disobeys the Lord, I do not punish her, that is not my place.
But I make absolutely sure that it does not happen again.
Do you know how I do that? (COUGHING) Is this The Box? (BANGING, RATTLING) Jo? SETH: Shay.
Shay.
(KEYS RATTLE) Please, where's Jo? That's not imp (COUGHING GROWS MORE INTENSE) (RETCHING) Go.
(COUGHING AND RETCHING) Get out of here.
[SCREAMING.]
Go! Go.
(DOOR CLOSES) SHAY: Any sign of Jo? KELLYANN: No.
At the ball, when everyone's distracted, I'm going to find her.
This is the dress my dad picked out for me.
SHAY: Is this the one you liked, though? Inspired by Jo.
You should wear it.
(LACEY WEEPS) Lacey.
Hey, did something happen? Did he do something to you? I saw you in the woods with Ryan.
You were there? What happened? LACEY: He kissed me.
Okay, but is that is that all? - Because you can tell us.
- Is that all? That's everything! KELLYANN: You want one? For anxiety.
It's going to be fine.
Okay? KELLYANN: You're okay.
He'll forgive you.
- No he won't.
- KELLYANN: Yes, yes, he will.
God forgives.
I'm not talking about God.
(SOMBER MUSIC) Nobody wants garbage.
I'm trash now.
SHAY: Oh no, no, no, no.
Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay.
(MUSIC TURNS TENSE) (INSECTS CHIRRING) (DISTANT, DREAMLIKE SCREAM) (EERIE MUSIC) (CHATTER, LAUGHTER) But really? - I told you - I feel like I always do what you want! You look incredible.
Welcome to your first purity ball, Shay.
It's a night you'll never forget.
STEVE: Pastor Seth! (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (APPLAUSE) SETH: Lovely, aren't they? Thank you all so much for coming this evening.
You see this key? This key represents your daughter's purity.
May the Lord help you keep it safe.
Fathers, please come and get one.
But know that when you do, you make a pledge to carry this key with you always.
For your daughter cannot bear this burden alone.
You will not have it forever, though.
No, you won't.
On her wedding day, you will take this key and you will give it to her husband, and that will be beautiful.
(EERIE MUSIC) You know, some people out there say that we try to control our women here.
That could not be farther from the truth.
No.
We love our women.
(OMINOUS CHORD) And we are just trying to protect our women to the best of our ability.
Thank you to steadfast men like you.
(BLADES SCRAPE) You can't leave.
What are you doing here? Do I know you? (DOOR OPENS) Jo? I've been looking for you everywhere.
You okay? (JO SNIFFLES) I'm fine.
Okay, then where have you been? I had to pray.
I know you're not the one who told on me and I'm sorry.
- It's okay.
- I have to tell you something.
Kyle told you that he didn't know about you but he did.
He knew about you the whole time.
Your mom was constantly begging for help.
It was always a fight with my parents.
I should have told you sooner.
But I didn't I didn't want to make him mad.
I guess we all just want our dads to love us.
This is not love.
(UTENSIL RAPPING ON GLASS) SETH: Well, everyone, it's the time of the evening where we turn our attention to our guest of honor, my very own blossoming flower, Lacey, who is dedicating herself to me for the tenth time this year.
(APPLAUSE) Woo! Thank the Lord, thank the Lord, right? She has turned away temptation time and time again, and you know that isn't easy.
Gentlemen, take a look at her.
You know what kind of line I have outside my front door, I'm telling you.
But she's done it all for the love of God.
She's done it all so that on her wedding day, she can give her husband the single greatest gift.
(OMINOUS CHORD) The one gift that will show everyone that she is a woman of God.
That she is pure of body and mind.
That she is clean and correct.
Lacey, I thank the Lord every single day that you are mine, and I love you so very, very much.
Can I say something? Uh, actually, sweetheart, we don't really have the time.
And now, it's that moment that we have all been waiting for.
The reason we are here this weekend.
Ladies and gentlemen, find your seats, find your contracts, it is time to sign them.
KYLE: I found you girls.
SETH: Now, gentlemen, I want you to repeat after me, but please remember to say your own daughter's name.
I, Lacey's father, choose before God to protect my daughter in the area of her purity.
I, Shay and Jo's father, choose before God to protect my daughter in the area of her purity.
SETH: I will be a man of integrity and strength as I lead, guide, and pray over my daughter and my family.
I will be a man of integrity and strength as I lead, guide, and pray over my daughter and our family.
SETH: Ladies.
Please repeat after me.
I, state your name, promise to God, my father, and myself to keep my mind and body clean, pure, and chaste.
I, Lacey KellyAnn, promise to God my father, and myself to keep my mind and body clean, pure, and chaste.
SETH: I pledge to enter the marriage covenant prepared to give myself to my husband completely.
I pledge to enter the marriage covenant prepared to give myself to my husband completely.
SETH: And with a clean and pure conscience.
GIRLS: And with a clean and pure conscience.
- Amen.
- Amen! SETH: Fathers and daughters, please sign your contracts.
KYLE: Sign right there, Shay.
Sign there.
(EERIE VOCALIZING) Shay sign.
SETH: Everyone give yourselves a round of applause.
What are you doing? For what we are able to do here this evening is KYLE: Hey, what are you doing? Dad, I have to tell you something.
I can't sign my contract because I'm not a virgin.
(SHOCKED MURMURING) And I refuse to feel shame about that.
I don't think anybody should ever feel ashamed about that.
That's why it worked.
The ritual.
I didn't sign mine either.
I love God.
This promise is between me and Him, it's private.
He'd be disappointed in this.
KellyAnn, you're embarrassing yourself.
- Now, sit down! - No, Dad! I'm embarrassing you.
I'm proud of myself.
All I ever wanted was for you to be proud of me too.
You are a snake in my garden, Shay, and I will not allow this, God will not allow this.
You need time, Shay, to pray.
(PASTOR SETH SNAPS HIS FINGERS) You knew about me? All along, you knew about me, you never wanted to get to know me? [SCREAMS.]
Answer me! KYLE: Why would you believe her, Shay? Jo's a liar.
JO: You think just because you messed up with me, you get to try again with Shay? That's not how this works.
SHAY: You are a coward and a hypocrite.
KYLE: I told your mama that she should get rid of you.
It would have been better for our family.
You should be ashamed of yourself for abandoning us.
You called my mom a slut? Banished her to hell just like Lilith? Just like Jo? Gabe.
Jack's the one who told on me.
He's the one who got me in trouble.
Gabe SETH: He's one of us, Shay.
You did pass that test, by the way, just barely.
Unlike your sister.
(OMINOUS CHORD) Now, I want you to pay attention, because, clearly, some girls in this room have no clue how to live their lives.
She's here, isn't she? Let her in, she has work to do.
- What are you talking about? - Please! - (SHAY SCREAMS, STRUGGLES) - SETH: If we did not have these fathers of God to guide these girls, to do everything for these girls, they would fail.
(GATE CLANGS SHUT) I mean, just look at them.
They want it so badly, but if we did not have these warriors of God battling to protect their virgin souls for their future righteous husbands, they would all be whores! (RATTLES BARS) (LACEY EXCLAIMS) KELLYANN: Lacey, what did you do? (SHAY GRUNTS) SETH: And when we find a weakness in them, we must fix that.
Poor things.
(SHAY WEEPS) SHAY: Please protect us.
Deliver us from this evil, please.
(LIGHTS BUZZ) (OMINOUS MUSIC) They have no sense of value.
- They have no self-respect! - LACEY: Shut up! - Lacey.
- I failed your test too, Dad, did you know that? I've spent so much time inside of that box, and I still failed you.
And I know I'm not really good anymore, I messed up.
But I didn't want to disappoint you, and now, I'm just I'm so sorry, Daddy.
I'm so sorry! No, no, no, no.
Lilith, please, I'm yours, I'm yours! You honestly thought I couldn't make a single decision without you, didn't you? Well, I can.
SHAY: Lacey, no no, no, no! Lacey, you give me that gun right now.
(GUNSHOT, SPLATTERING) - [SCREAMING.]
- No! (SCREAMING) [GHASTLY WHISPERING.]
LILITH: Rise! Return! You are the reckoning! Shay.
- [SHOUTING.]
- Don't touch her.
Don't tell us what to do.
(SHARP THUD) You believe that we are less than you.
We are not less than you.
I've waited a very long time for this.
I've long watched women fight battle after tiresome battle! Now, we are ready for war.
(TSKS) (SHARP THUDS) Stand up.
Do as you are told.
(STRAINING, CHOKING) One man's demon is another woman's angel.
(MURMURS OF CONCERN) (TENDER MUSIC) JO: Are you okay? (DRAMATIC MUSIC) (GLASS SHATTERS) (GLASS SHATTERS, FLAMES CRACKLE) (CLATTER, COLLAPSE) (BIRDSONG) AYIA: Handful of wind Holding a captured presence I sleep wide awake Awake, awake Drifting around and around and around and around (VOCALIZING) (VOCALIZING) Handful of wind Holding a captured presence I sleep wide awake Awake, awake (VOCALIZING) (VOCALIZING)