Deadly Vows (2017) Script

(BELL TOLLING)

(DOOR OPENS)

(CHATTERING)

There. You ready to do this thing?

I just need a minute.

(CHUCKLES) Okay. Take your time.

Glenn, wait.

You have the rings?

Oh, my God! I knew I forgot something.

Seriously?

You think I'd let my big brother down on his wedding day?

Come on.

I'll see you at the guillotine.

Oh, altar. I mean altar.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Come in.


Ladies and gentlemen, we're gathered here today on this joyous occasion to join George and Helena in the bond of holy matrimony.

Oh. You okay, George?

Yeah.

Do you, George Carr, take Helena Clark to be your lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do you part?

(HEART BEATING)

I...

George? What's wrong?

George! Oh, my God!

George! Oh, my God, George!

I'll get some water! George! George!

Can somebody call 911?

Oh, my God! Oh, my God!

George!

Hang on, buddy! George!

I'll get you some help!

Liar.

Cupcake...

That's right, George.

Your little cupcake is right here.

I hope it wasn't too sweet for you.

(CROWD GASPING)

(SOBBING)

(WIND WHISTLING)

(CAR HONKS)

Hey.

You Rebecca Dillon?

Yeah. Yeah, that's right.

What's the trouble?

Oh, flat tire, passenger rear side.

This is a rental car? Yeah.

You here for a visit?

Oh, no. No, I'm here for a wedding.

Oh, getting married, huh?

No. Tried that once.

Didn't work out so well.

Oh. Sorry, ma'am. I didn't mean anything by it.

It's my brother who's getting married.

Well, great, miss. He must be a very lucky guy.

Luckier than me, I hope.

You ready to fix that flat?

Have you back on the road in no time.

Thank you, sir.

Somebody looks busy.

Just a minute!

Hi, honey!

You leave work early?

Yeah. Dad's gonna close up the shop.

But I just had to come see you before I headed home.

Oh, I love your little surprises.

You've got me wrapped around your little finger.

Well, not until the second ring is placed.

(LAUGHS)

Hey, Charlie. Hey, David.

Oh, David, she needs that delivered no later than 4:00.

Four? Mm-hmm.

No problem. Thank you.

We've got a big party order.

Three dozen chocolate croissants.

My best client.

Everybody loves your work.

What's wrong?

Nothing.

I guess I'm just a little nervous about tonight.

I really hope your sister approves of me.

I can't wait to get to know her.

Honey, you've got nothing to be nervous about.

Becca is going to love you.

I hope so.

Ooh, now that's a pretty one.

I always did like roses at a wedding.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Oh, that must be Charlie and Helena.

Just in time to pick out the floral arrangement.

Oh, I'm so glad that you're...

Oh, Becca.

Why do you always look so disappointed to see me?

No. She's not.

Now give your dad a big hug.

Aw... Oh...

I'm sorry.

It's just that I thought you were coming tomorrow, the 5th.

Today is the 5th, Mom.

Oh, I'm afraid I'm losing track of time preparing for this wedding.

Here, let me get that.

Oh, I can take it upstairs.

Oh, no, Becca, you're not upstairs.

Your brother is in your old room.

Isn't he staying with Helena?

No. She doesn't believe that they should live together until after the wedding.

Are you kidding?

Okay, so why isn't Charlie staying in his old room?

Well, because after you left, he wanted the bigger room, your room.

So where am I?

I turned my old office into a guest room.

Oh!

Honey, I'm glad you're here. I really am.

It's just that I hate to see you on your own again.

Marriages fail all the time, Mom.

Well, not all of them.

Please, girls, can we drop this subject for just this one week?

Mm-hmm.

I just want everybody to be happy.

You know me.

How was your trip?

Good.

Except I had a flat tire on the way up.

That was fun.

(SIGHS)

Now don't be nervous.

I can't help it.

Hey, we can always ditch dinner and drive to Niagara Falls.

Not on your life, mister!

What would your sister think?

No, this wedding's going to be perfect.

Well, nothing is ever perfect.

I beg to disagree.

Now how do I look?

I want to make a good impression on Becca.

Oh, trust me. She'll be impressed.

Ready?

Hey, Mom! We're here!

Oh, right on time!

Let me take your coat, dear.

Oh, thank you, Nancy.

What a pretty dress.

Rebecca?

Helena?

Sorry. I've just always wanted a sister.

Charlie's already told me so much about you.

But now that I've met you, I just must know everything, every single thing.

Well, be careful what you wish for.

I might just talk your ear off.

Oh, I hope so.

Nancy, can I help you with anything?

Yes, of course. Thank you.

Of course.

Well?

She's affectionate... and strong.

I think you're gonna like her a lot.

"I simply must know everything about you, every single thing."

Would you just stop it?

(LAUGHS)

You'd think with a computer genius in the family, I'd be able to attach something to an email.

(LAUGHING)

I've showed you a million times, Dad.

You know, I think all of these computers are ruining the world.

Well, basically, I've been living in L.A. the past few years.

Designing websites, I.T. stuff.

That's right. Charlie's been telling me.

So interesting.

You know, Helena does most of her work on-line.

It keeps the cost of overhead down.

That's right.

Becca, maybe you could help me update my website.

It's called "Helena's Desserts by Design".

Well. Helena is a world-class baker.

Cookies, breads, cupcakes and pies.

I've tried them all and I've gained 10 pounds.

(LAUGHING)

Quit it, all of you.

Oh, look, she's turning the color of her red velvet cake.

Oh, Charlie.

Tell Rebecca how you two met.

Yeah, let's hear about this whirlwind romance, yeah.

Whirlwind?

Well, it did happen fast.

I guess it did.

Well, I moved into town about five months ago from Amherst, and I felt that it was time to start over.

So when I was promoting samples of my baked goods around town, I stopped into the hardware store where I met your brother.

Somehow I just knew he was the one.

And as soon as I tried her desserts, I knew it too.

Oh. So it was love at first bite.

Touché.

You're lucky, Charlie.

None of your other girlfriends could even boil water.

Oh!

Look at what I just did.

Oh, don't worry. It's just water.

Excuse me. I'm gonna go clean up.

Darling, why don't we bring in Helena's dessert, okay?

Here you go. Thanks, Mom.

Hey, go easy about my ex-girlfriends around Helena, okay?

Sorry. It was just a joke.

They were making fun of you, all of them.

You don't belong here.

Yes, I do. I just have to try harder.

I can win them over. I know I can.

Charlie loves me.

He does. I know he does.

Rebecca's jealous. She hates you.

She just doesn't know me yet, but she will.

Don't you ruin this for me.

Not like last time.

You know, Helena was an orphan, too.

Her adopted family didn't treat her too well and yet she turned out to be a smart and resourceful woman.

I am sure she has many great qualities.

I guess I'm just ready to settle down with somebody who has the same values as me when it comes to love and marriage.

I'm happy for you, Charlie.

You're lucky you finally found someone you love.

Hey, all cleaned up?

All better.

Helena, you are spoiling us rotten!

Oh, nonsense. Thank you.

There's nothing I wouldn't do to win you guys over.

See, my life really changed the day that I met Charlie.

And you, Nancy and Stuart.

Now my new sister, Becca.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Oh, that'll be Mrs. Mazurek.

She runs Mazurek's Bakery.

I think she brought us some samples to try.

Oh!

Is there something wrong with my baking?

No, it's not for dessert.

We were just thinking about who might provide the cake for the wedding.

Oh.

I'm just so glad you could come.

They're beautiful.

Oh, good evening, everyone.

I'm sure you'll enjoy these a lot more than some store-bought cupcakes.

These aren't store-bought. I baked them myself.

Ellen, this is Charlie's fiancé, Helena.

And Helena owns Helena's Desserts by Design.

Oh, nice to finally meet you.

I'm sorry, dear. I didn't realize.

I have my own business, but it's alright.

Haven't we met before?

No, I don't believe so.

Are you sure? Your hair is different.

But I'm almost certain we met last year at the Toronto Bakeoff.

I've never been to Toronto.

Helena just moved here. From Washington State.

And you opened a bakery.

We deliver locally and have some online sales.

How wonderful. Mind if I try one?

We won't be needing any of your cakes, Mrs. Mazurek.

I'm going to be handling all of the desserts for the reception.

Right, Charlie?

Oh...

We thought that you would have something better to do than to bake for the reception and Ellen just offered to help.

That's very sweet, but I don't need your help, Mrs. Mazurek.

I enjoy baking and I'm damn good at it.

Excuse me.

I'll go check on Helena.

Ellen, I'm so sorry.

I really don't know what to say.

But you know what brides are like before the wedding day.

Are you okay?

Of course.

I have to apologize.

I overreacted horribly.

It's just, you know, when you put a lot of effort into something and someone comes along and insults you...

So you've never met Mrs. Mazurek before?

No. She was mistaken.

I thought you said earlier you were from Amherst.

I am.

But you just told Mrs. Mazurek you moved here from Washington State.

I'm originally from Washington State.

I lived briefly in Amherst before coming here.

I've traveled a lot over the years, Becca, just like you.

Okay.

As long as you're all right.

Thank you.

Charlie, I feel terrible after treating Mrs. Mazurek that way.

Honey, you're under a lot of stress right now.

You've got nothing to worry about.

I know, but I really want Becca to like me, and I feel like I just blew it.

Stop worrying. It's gonna be all right.

I'm gonna miss you tonight.

I'm gonna miss you, too.

I love you. I love you, too.

Goodnight. Goodnight.


Oh, there you are. Mrs. Helena Clark.

(PHONE RINGS)

Hello?

Nancy? No, it's Becca.

My mom's gone to bed.

Oh. It's Mrs. Mazurek. Is Helena still there?

No, she left.

Do you want me to leave a message?

No, no.

How much do you know about Helena?

Not much. I just met her tonight.

My brother would be the one to ask.

Well, I don't want to butt in where I don't belong, but I was trying to find her online, and I remembered that I had a program and I actually found...

(BELL RINGS)

Oh, I'll call you back.

Hi, Mrs. Mazurek.

I am so sorry. I owe you an apology.

I was completely out of line.

And you never got to try one of my cupcakes.

A peace offering?

Oh, why, thank you, Helena.

But this really isn't necessary.

Oh, but it is.

I behaved so badly and I am so ashamed.

I've just been really stressed about the wedding.

I hope you can understand.

Please try it.

Maybe later, but thank you.

What a lovely little bake shop.

I can't believe I haven't been in here before.

And you bake everything in-house?

Oh, not everything. We carry a few brand names.

Such intricate detail.

Oh, those are beautiful.

Huh.

You know, I've been thinking about what to put on the top of my wedding cake.

Oh, the figurines?

I've collected them from all over the world.

They're very pretty.

The one bride even looks a bit like you.

You think so?

Would you mind getting it down for me?

I'd love to see it.

Uh, of course.

Be careful.

Are these the ones you like?

(SCREAMS)

They're perfect.

I tried to play nice.

But you just couldn't leave well enough alone.

No one gets in the way of my happiness!

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

Hey. Hey.

All right, I know what's you're gonna say.

Yes, Helena can get a bit emotional.

But you gotta give her a break.

We're all on edge here, including me.

Weddings aren't easy.

I know. I've been through it too.

Look, I'm not here to compare what you and Helena have to what Doug and I had.

All marriages are different.

Nothing's perfect.

I just want to make sure you're not rushing into anything.

Trust me, this feels right.

How much do you really know about her, Charlie?

Because I just got a phone call from...

I know enough, Becca.

She's a good person with strong morals.

Mom and Dad love her and I love her.

I was hoping you would, too.

Okay, fine.

Tell me more about her life before she met you.

Helena doesn't really talk about the past.

She only looks forward.

And I happen to think that's a very positive outlook on life.

It is if you're hiding something!

Okay. Goodnight, Becca.

What's with all the keys?

Oh, Helena wanted an extra set.

I made them for her at the shop.

I just keep forgetting to give them to her.

I missed you.

I missed you, too.

(POLICE CHATTER)

What happened? Someone hurt?

I don't know.

Rebecca? Helena? Hi.

What are you doing here?

Well, I came by to apologize to Mrs. Mazurek for the way I acted last night.

But now this?

What happened?

I don't know, but she's dead.

What? Oh, my God.

I know. It's horrible.

Hey, do you want to get out of here?

Um, sure.

I have to call my mom.

All right.

The whole thing is so shocking.

Oh, I know. It's horrible.

But I am really glad I got to see you.

I really wanted to spend some time with you today.

Yeah, me too.

I was just talking with Charlie last night.

Oh? About what?

The wedding, our parents, you, him, life in general.

I'm sure you two had a lot of catching up to do.

Yeah.

I think you know a lot more about me than I do about you.

Well, let's change that. You can ask me anything.

Okay.

Charlie tells me you never knew your biological parents.

That you were an orphan.

Well, that's partly true.

I was able to track down my biological mother this year.

Really?

It took some effort, but anything worth doing takes time.

Charlie probably told you that Nancy and Stuart adopted me when I was a baby.

Mmm.

For a while, I thought of finding my biological parents as well.

But why rock the boat?

You're lucky.

So what's she like?

Your mother, when you met her?

Disappointing.

But sometimes that makes you stronger.

I always refuse to give up.

Never let anybody bring you down, no matter what.

That's my mantra.

Well, I could see why Charlie thought we'd get along.

Always been a bit of a fighter myself.

It's what keeps us sane.

Hey, Mr. Dillon.

Hey, Martin. Charlie's in back.

Thanks.

Hard at work, I see.

Gotta pay for this wedding.

All right, so what's the story with this dream house?

Oh, I got some pictures here.

It's in Park View.

Sounds expensive. $300,000.

Three bedrooms, two and a half baths, yard.

Couple's getting divorced. They had to dump it quick.

It looks nice.

It's a steal.

Oh, listen. I can't get away from work right now.

But do you think maybe you could take Helena over to see the house?

Helena? No.

You know she's not my biggest fan.

Please do this for me, man.

Okay, but hand me a roll of that duct tape.

Why?

I always say the wrong things when I'm around her.

I'm gonna just tape it up.

Get outta here. You owe me.

All right. Big time!

Charlie picked this store because he said your family knew the owner?

Yeah, yeah, that's right.

Great.

Becca!

Charlie said you were in town!

I haven't seen you since high school. How are you?

I'm good. How are you? Good.

Oh, this is Charlie's fiancé, Helena.

It's a pleasure to finally meet.

I'm so happy for you guys.

And you are?

Monica. I'm Thowner.

We haven't got a chance to speak.

You ordered from my assistant, Corinne.

That's right.

And how do you know the family?

Oh, Charlie and I used to date after high school.

My God, it seems like so long ago!

I know, doesn't it?

I'll get your arrangement for you.

She's so cute.

So, any plans for a bridal shower?

Helena?

Oh... no, I wasn't planning on having a bridal shower.

Well, I would be happy to throw you one.

We could make it coed and invite everyone.

I'd love to meet your friends.

I really haven't had a chance to meet many people since I've moved here.

Well, old friends are usually willing to fly in to help celebrate a wedding.

Not on such short notice.

Here we are.

So we were thinking 10 of these at the church and then smaller arrangements on each table for the reception.

You're amazing. They look great.

You caught a good one.

What are the chances? You're a lucky girl.

Luck really had nothing to do with it.

Charlie and I were meant to be together.

Helena, I don't think Monica means anything.

She knows what she means. I'm not stupid.

I'm very happy for you both.

I always said Charlie deserves someone that would treat him right.

I always treat people the way they deserve to be treated.

Okay. Um, so should we complete the order?

I'm not sure.

I don't know if these are quite right.

I'll have to discuss it with Charlie, my fiancé.

I'm gonna see Charlie later.

Why don't I take a picture and I could show him?

Great idea.

I need to go.

Do you want me to drive you?

No, that's okay. I have some things I need to take care of.

It was very nice to meet you.

Pleasure.

She knows it's over between me and Charlie, right?

Like seven years ago? Yeah.

I'm happily married now.

I know. She... She clearly has a few issues.

Charlie?

Hey, honey. How's your day going?

Why didn't you tell me about your ex-girlfriend?

Who?

I was just blindsided at the floral shop by your old girlfriend, Monica.

Why didn't you tell me about her?

Because I didn't think it was that important?

Well, what have you told her about me?

Just how we met.

She's married, Helena. Why are you even going there?

Because I don't like being lied to, Charlie.

I did not lie to you.

We've known her for years.

She offered to help with the wedding flowers.

That's it. You're right.

I just got a little caught off-guard.

It's fine. I'll talk to you later.

Okay. Bye.

But it was so long ago, right?

Such a long time ago, right?

But you've been talking to her behind my back.

Haven't you?

Well, I've been waiting a long time, too.

And no one is gonna come between us.

No one, no one!

He's just like all the others.

Remember, he's just a means to an end.

You know that all men are just the same.

Shut up!

Just because he dated her for a while doesn't mean that he has feelings for her.

Well, why didn't he tell you about her?

I never asked.

Because you wouldn't want him to find out about your past.

You know, all about your history, why you really came to town.

Shut up! Shut up!

(LAUGHS)

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

(DOORBELL RINGS)

Hey, Helena.

Are you ready to see your dream house?

Of course.

Listen, I was very lucky to find this listing.

It's priced to sell and it's in Park View, one of the best neighborhoods in the city.

Great. Give me five minutes.

I'll just wait right here.

How are you holding up?

I'm numb.

It's so horrible.

We just saw her last night.

I know, Mom.

She was a dear friend for so many years.

Did you hear anything more about what might have happened?

Her son Phil said that the police think that she just fell off a ladder trying to reach for something, which is so odd.

She was up and down that ladder more times than I can remember and it was never a problem.

I ran into Helena at the shop this morning.

She wanted to apologize to Mrs. Mazurek for last night, but it was too late.

How did it go with her today?

We had some bumps.

She has a jealous streak, for sure.

And said a few interesting things.

Got a little weird with Monica.

She must be going through so many emotions now.

It's got to be hard on Helena.

She has no real family to support her.

I guess.

I just don't understand the rush to get married.

Charlie won't listen to anything I have to say.

Did you want to hear all we had to say before you married Doug?

No, but looking back, I should have listened to it all.

And there's plenty of cabinet space.

And don't you love the open feel of this room?

There's hardwood floors, a huge basement.

A great neighborhood and a school just down the street.

What do you know about Monica Tomlin?

Monica?

She owns the floral shop.

Has for the past few years. Why?

How come no one ever told me about her?

She's involved in my wedding and I don't get to find out about her and Charlie until the last minute?

Oh, I see where this is going.

Listen, it's not the Best Man's job to bring up old flames.

Charlie should have told me.

Charlie probably didn't think it was an issue.

Current girlfriends don't like hearing about past girlfriends.

Especially those that were almost wives.

They were almost married?

They were close, but he cut it off.

What do you expect? They were kids.

Teenagers in love.

You said the owners are selling because of a divorce?

That's right, and they're willing to drop the price.

I think I've seen enough.

Would you please take me to Charlie's store?

Okay.

This place isn't gonna stay on the market long.


Sorry to interrupt.

It's okay, Mom.

Do you think you could get these keys to Mrs. Mazurek's son, Phil?

Yeah, sure. Why do we have them?

Oh, your dad had them from when he replaced a water pipe that burst some weeks ago.

Yeah, okay, got it.

Mom, don't you think there's something a little odd about Helena?

Well, she's certainly unique.

Yeah, maybe I'm just being over-protective of Charlie.

We all have some kind of issue, right?

You know, I've gotten to know Helena a bit since she's come over.

And I really believe that she loves your brother.

Well, I offered to throw her a bridal shower today.

Well, that's a great idea! What did she say?

She didn't exactly say no.

Good. Then we can arrange to work on it together.

We'll have it right here.

Okay, Mom.

You know, she said she didn't have any friends to invite.

Is that true?

No. I've never met any, but Charlie would know.

Or you could try tracking them down online.

I mean, everybody is on that Facebase thing, right?

Everybody but her. She's not.

Well, do the best you can.

Right.

Helena, what a nice surprise.

Hi, Stuart.

Where's that future husband of mine?

That way.

Guess who?

Only the most beautiful woman in the world.

Right answer.

What'd you think of the house? Did you love it?

Not really.

It was a little too small and dark for my taste.

Oh, Martin thought it'd be perfect for us.

Well, Martin's trying to sell us a house.

Okay, what's wrong? I don't get it.

Nothing, Charlie, but why are we rushing this?

We have the rest of our lives together.

And I have a house I'm leasing that we can both live in.

We don't need to decide anything right now.

All right, I'll tell him we changed our mind.

Thank you, Charlie. I love you.

I love you.


Wedding web page is up.

For any friends who can't make it, we can upload the wedding photos too.

Becca, you are so thoughtful.

I try. Where is everybody?

Mmm, well, Charlie and Helena had to go out for a while.

And your dad's working late.

So it's just the two of us.

Hungry?

Of course. That looks great.

So how are the preparations going for the bridal shower?

What's to prepare?

I'm starting to wonder if Helena's in the witness protection program.

It's like she doesn't exist online except for her dessert website.

It's strange.

Well, if we can't find any of her friends, we'll invite ours. Okay.

Oh, did you cancel the order at Monica's place?

Yes. Helena didn't like the arrangement.

Personally, I didn't have a problem with it, but it's her wedding.

That it is.

Did you get a chance to return the Mazurek's keys?

No, I didn't. I'll do it.

I promise. Please.

Okay, Mom.

I'm so glad we're doing this.

It's nice to have some time to ourselves.

I'm just counting down the days.

I know. I can't wait. It's going to be perfect.

Well, I know nothing can ever be perfect.

But it'll be close.

And Becca is so happy you agreed on the shower for tomorrow night.

She's so great.

I really appreciate everything Becca's been doing.

She's starting to already feel like a sister.

Oh, good.

I'm gonna go freshen up.

Okay.

Charlie! Hey!

We don't usually go out but Justin and I love this place.

Hey, I am so sorry that we had to cancel the flowers for the wedding.

I know you must have gone through so much trouble for all that.

And there was nothing wrong with the arrangements, I promise.

Once I saw the look on Helena's face when I told her we used to date, I didn't want to say anything else.

Are you sure about this wedding?

Oh, completely, completely, yeah.

You just need to get to know Helena.

I'll pass, thanks.

She's trying to take him away from you.

Don't you see that?

No. They're just friends.

I trust Charlie. He loves me.

Trust no one.

She hates you for canceling the flowers.

And now she's going to steal your man.

(LAUGHS)

Shut up!

I really just wanted to come over and wish you all the happiness with your new life.

Have a wonderful wedding.

And I hope you have as good of a marriage as me and Justin do.

Thank you so much, Monica. At means a lot.

Thank you.

So good to see you. You too.

Would you take me home? I'm not feeling well.

Now? Are you sure?

Yeah. I just need to lie down.

I'll wait for you in the car.

Okay.

You want me to come tuck you in?

That's okay. You don't have to come inside.

I'll manage.

You sure?

Yeah. I'm just gonna take a nice hot bath and go to bed.

It's been a long day.

Okay.

I love you. I love you, too.


You know what you have to do...

Don't you?

If you could only see the way she looked at me after she found out about me and Charlie.

If looks could kill.

Well, if Charlie's happy, you have to leave him to his choices.

Oh, I know.

I just hate to see him marrying a crazy person.

Yeah. I know what that's like.

Oh, hilarious.

Didn't we leave the lights on?

I thought so.

I don't know, hon.

Oh, my God!

(PANTS)

Nice place you got here.

Spotless.

You just couldn't leave him alone.

There's nothing going on between us, I swear!

Liar!

I told you I always treat people the way they deserve to be treated.

(GRUNTING)


Found you.


All right, Mrs. Mazurek, what were you trying to tell me?

Rebecca? What do you think?

You look beautiful.

Isn't it the perfect choice?

I love wearing white.

You wear it well.

(CELL PHONE BUZZES)

Hello?

Hello. Is this Rebecca Dillon?

Yes. Speaking. Who's this?

My name's Glenn Carr.

I saw your link on the Bakers Across America message board about the upcoming wedding of a Helena Richard?

Oh, yeah. Hold on a second.

Yeah, she's marrying my brother.

Are you a friend?

Actually, we were related once.

But I've lost contact.

I've been trying to track her down for the past five months.

What do you mean, were related?

Well, based on the photo that you posted online, I'd have to say that Helena Richard is the same woman who married my brother.

Rebecca?

What do you think of the sash?

Hold on a sec. It looks great.

Sorry. It's work-related.

I have to take this. It'll just be a minute.

Wait. What? She's... She's married?

This can't be the same woman we're talking about then.

Well, she's not married now.

My brother died on the altar during the ceremony.

Oh, I'm so sorry. That's horrible.

So they were never married?

Oh, no, they were married.

They eloped to Vegas two months prior.

The ceremony was just to make my parents happy.

You're talking about Helena? Helena Richard?

Well, I knew her as Helena Clark.

She was a widow. A widow?

Yeah, Clark was the name of her previous husband.

The one who died of carbon monoxide poisoning, apparently.

You can't be serious.

Look, my brother was healthy.

It doesn't make any sense that he died so young.

She tried to have him cremated.

But luckily enough, we were able to stop that.

It took us forever to get an autopsy order, but once we get that report back, I am sure that we are going to learn something.

Do you think Helena had something to do with it?

After his death, she got a huge chunk of his money and she just disappeared.

I was searching for her. I saw your link.

I thought I should reach out.

Yeah. Yeah, thank you.

She had darker hair then.

But I'm pretty sure that's her.

Mr. Carr, where do you live?

Amherst, Massachusetts.

Is there any chance I could get you to come up here?

Maybe confront her face to face?

Of course, but I'll tell you what.

Don't tell her I'm coming.

I want to see the look on her face when she sees me.

I'll text you the address.

Important work call?

Yeah, a new client.

I need total honesty from my sister... about my dress.

The dress. It looks fabulous.

(CHUCKLES)

I've always dreamed of a white wedding.

Where's Charlie?

Oh, he's out with Martin. They're getting their tuxedos.

Brother has to look good.

Doesn't get married every day.

Neither does Helena.

She's been waiting a long time saving herself for this special day.

Don't be so sure.

Hey, did Helena ever say anything about being married before?

What are you talking about?

I was just wondering.

What's this all about?

I just don't think things are adding up about her.

Don't you think that Charlie's rushing into this without knowing everything?

Now I know I taught you to question everything when you were growing up.

But Charlie and Helena are very happy together.

Sometimes you have to keep an open mind and a closed mouth.

Okay, fine, forget it.

Helena's on her way over.

Is the kitchen ready for her, Mom?

Oh, it will be.

Big baking day today. And the shower later.

Baking day?

Yeah. Helena's supplying the cake for the reception.

She's making some gigantic display.

Yeah. It's this big base layer of cake with multi-tiered...

I don't know.

She'll explain it better when she gets here.

But, Dad, we need to run the final payment over to the caterer.

Whatever you say, son.

I put up a web page for her friends who can't make it.

We can post videos and photos of the ceremony.

That's great. Thank you.

Listen, even if she doesn't show it, I know she's very appreciative of the shower and everything that you're doing for her.

(CELL PHONE BUZZES)

Oh.

What's up, Bobby?

Please don't tell me there's a problem with the champagne.

Now why did it get so quiet over here?

Thank you, Bobby.

No, I hadn't heard.

Yeah. Bye.

What's going on? What's wrong?

Monica Tomlin was found dead last night.

(GASPS)

What?

Justin and Monica were attacked when they got home.

The police say they might have walked in on a robbery in progress.

Justin's still in the hospital.

That's crazy.

Oh, my God. I can't believe it.

I was just with her last night.

I thought you were with Helena last night?

I was. We ran into Monica at the bar.

She wished me good luck. She said have a good life.

She gave me a hug and then we said goodbye.

All this with Helena standing right there?

No. She went to the bathroom.

I don't think she saw Monica at all, actually.

I can't imagine coming home and finding someone in the house.

Are you sure that she didn't see you guys talking, hugging?

I don't know, Becca. What are you trying to say?

Look, I didn't want to say anything until I knew for sure.

But I'm the only one that thinks what's been going on around here is a little peculiar?

I mean, Helena practically lashes out at Mrs. Mazurek.

Then she finds out about Charlie and Monica's past and almost goes ballistic.

I mean, you guys weren't there.

She looked like she wanted to kill her.

Drop it, Becca. I'm serious.

I spoke with a Mr. Carr...

Enough!

Stay out of it, Becca!

I love Helena!

And she loves me.

I am sorry things didn't work out between you and Doug, but we are not you guys.

Understand?

Yes.

Okay.

(CAR DOOR CLOSES)

Okay.

That's Helena.

Please.

Mom? Dad?

Hello?

Hi, honey. Let me take these for you.

Oh, thank you. Hi.

Hi, Nancy. I brought my baking supplies.

Oh, great. Thank you.

Where's the wedding dress?

Oh, it had to get some last-minute alterations.

Well, I'm sure it'll be beautiful.

Well, Becca did help me pick it out.

(CHUCKLES)

Oh, need a hand with those supplies, ladies?

No, we're fine.

We'll get out of your way.

Charlie and I have to meet up with the caterer.

Oh?

Don't worry. Be back in time for the shower.

Oh.

Let's get started.

I can't help but think about poor Monica.

It was so tragic what happened.

Charlie's pretty upset.

Well, I guess the one up side is a good thing we went with a different shop for the flowers.

Otherwise, we might not ever have gotten our order in time.

So what can I do next?

Oh, would you preheat the oven to 325?

And, Becca, would you continue stirring while I finish up with this?

Sure.

I'm really glad we're getting this time to really bond as sisters, Becca.

It's taken me a long time to get here.

I'm happy that you're happy.

Feels like I've been waiting my whole life to have a family.

Becca, would you be my Maid of Honor?

Um...

Oh, of course.

I'm touched that you've considered me.

Thank you so much.

This means the world to me.

I have a surprise for you that's gonna bring us even closer together.

Really? What is it?

I'll tell you after the wedding.


It's nice he included the wait staff for the reception.

Yeah.

I give him a lot of discounts at the store.

So he's being extra nice.

Dad, thanks for all your help.

Oh, your mom and I are always glad to help when we can.

Dad, am I doing the right thing?

What's the matter, son? You getting cold feet?

Oh, no, of course not.

Just how do you ever really know if you're doing the right thing, you know?

You don't.

I knew your mom for only two months before we got married, faults and all.

Now look at us. 33 years together.

Yeah.

You're gonna be just fine, son.

Come on.

(LAUGHING)

A sound machine!

Becca, how did you know I wanted one of these?

Well, it's no secret that Charlie snores at night.

Hey, it's not that bad!

Oh, it is that bad.

(LAUGHING)

Thank you, sister.

Here you go. Thanks.

Oh, David, this is perfect!

I'm always making him run out in the morning to get my coffee.

Is this a hint that you're tired of doing it?

You said it, not me.

(LAUGHING)

Thank you.

You haven't opened our gift yet.

Oh, I haven't forgotten.

Oh...

Stuart and I wanted you to have a little extra spending money.

There are going to be so many things that you're going to have to buy after you're married.

That is so sweet. Thank you so much.

Oh...

Oh, you didn't have to do that.

Of course.

And thank you, everyone, for being here today.

And especially thank you to my sister, Becca, for throwing together this shower so last-minute.

I would have never had one without her.

Happy to do it.

(CELL PHONE BUZZES)

Oh.

Oh, my wedding dress is ready to be picked up.

I'll get it. You stay and enjoy the party.

Are you sure? I can go with you.

No, let Becca go.

I won't know what to do with your cupcakes if you leave.

All right. Well, they close at five.

Oh, don't worry about it. I'll take care of it.

You're the best.


Thank you again, David, for the coffeemaker.

Let's just make sure we get a lot of use out of it.

Oh, all right. Sounds good.

Hey, my gift for the shower is going to be taking care of the bar at the reception.

Thank you, Martin.

Well, you're welcome. I guess I'll see you later.

All right.

Let's coordinate about the reception dinner?

All right, great. Cool.

I can't wait to have you all to myself.

I feel the same way.

I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

We're lucky to have you as part of our family.

Now I think the batter is ready.

Oh, I'd say it is. Well done, Nancy.

Now we just have to pour it into the tins.

Okay. Wait a minute.

Oh, shoot!

The tiers have to be different sizes and I forgot the mini tins for the top cupcakes.

Well, does it really matter?

Of course, it does. The cake has to be perfect.

Everything has to be perfect.

I'll just go home and grab them.

I know exactly where they are. 10 minutes at the most.

Oh.

Where are you going?

I forgot the mini tins at home.

Oh, okay.

Well, I can't finish the cake without them.

I'll be right back.


I told you to trust me.

Mrs. Mazurek and Monica were just standing in your way.

Now look how great everything is turning out.

I'm going to marry the perfect husband.

He's has the perfect family who loves and supports you.

And I'll have the sister I've always wanted.

We might still have to do something about Martin.

No! It ends here.

Have it your way.


Hello?

Yes, I know. My sister's coming to get it.

Is she not there yet?

Yes, I know you close at five. I'll give her a call.

"Traffic. On my way to shop.

I'll get there by five."

Good sister.


I knew you were in that shop.

Mmm, smells great!

Oh, I just can't resist.

Oh, don't you dare! I need those.

I wouldn't dare.

You're the one I can't resist.

(OVEN BEEPS) Oh, another batch ready.

Let me help.

Oh, be careful.

Shouldn't Becca be back by now?

Oh, her text said that she was stuck in traffic.

You know, I don't know how you do it.

I've done a lot of baking over the years, but nothing like this.

Well, you know what they say.

The fastest way to a man's heart...

(CHUCKLES)

But then you have to keep an eye on the stomach.

Hey! I resemble that remark!

Oh, Stuart, we have to go.

I promised Phil that we would stop by.

Mrs. Mazurek's son? Yes.

Oh, and you're coming with, aren't you, Charlie?

Oh, and just leave Helena all by herself?

But you've known Phil since you were kids.

Okay, I... I'll be fine. Go.

I'm sure Phil will appreciate the company.

Okay. We'll be back in no time.

Come on.

Bye, honey. Bye.

I think they finally accepted me.

You've found a new home.

Don't let anyone take it from you.

Permanent home.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR)

It's open. Come in.

Hello?

Rebecca?

No, it's Helena! I'm in the kitchen!

Can I help you?

Helena?

Yes?

Do I know you?

Helena, it's me, Glenn.

George's brother.

George.

I knew a George once.

A long time ago.

It was six months ago.

How is he?

He's dead!

He died on the altar right in front of you.

You can't tell me you don't remember that!

Oh, that's right.

George had one of my special cupcakes.

He was not faithful, not faithful at all.

I saw the way he was looking at the girl, Jesse.

They had something going on.

What are you saying?

Just say it.

You murdered my brother.

He had to be stopped, Glenn.

It was very disrespectful to me.

Especially on my wedding day!

Oh, have you come for my wedding, Glenn?

That is so sweet of you.

I came here to stop your wedding!

You shouldn't have done that.

Seems like I was just in time.

She's worried her brother's gonna marry a psychopath.

I am not the one who's crazy!

Where are you going?

To finish this.

Glenn?

What?

(PANTING)

You are not going to ruin my wedding.

Nobody will!

Ooh.

Well, I'm glad I went there.

I really am. Yeah, let me have that.

(GRUNTS)

(SCREAMS)

Helena?

Helena!

Oh! Oh, my God! What happened?

He just came into the house and attacked me!

He said he had been following me for months.

I just grabbed the frying pan to defend myself.

Oh, God, I think I might have killed him!

I had to!

He's still breathing. I'm calling 911!

Are you okay?

Who is he? Where did he come from?

I don't know. He just came into the house.

I think it was unlocked.

Oh, Becca, careful!

Oh, my God! Who is he?

Glenn Carr.

What did he say to you? What did you do?

Why is he following you?

Glenn was her brother-in-law.

He wanted to talk to her before the wedding.

You know this man?

He's the brother of her dead husband.

You're not making any sense.

Glenn found me online.

We spoke on the phone yesterday.

You invited this lunatic into our home?

A complete stranger? What were you thinking, Becca?

You don't understand! She's been married before!

Twice!

Why are saying these horrible things about me?

Is it true? No!

Becca, you're my sister!

We are not sisters.

Shut up! I've had enough of you!

Get out!

Hey, I am so sorry.

I don't know why she did that.

I just wanted Becca to love me.

Of course, of course. We all love you.

Come on, we need to get you to a hospital.

No. No hospitals ever again!

But you're hurt.

No. I'll be all right.

I just want to marry you, Charlie.

So we could be together forever.

That's what you want, right?

Of course, yes, of course.

But we got to take care of this first, okay?

Come on, come on.

I got your preliminary statements for the time being.

But I'm gonna need both of you to come down to headquarters so I can get the rest of your statements.

Yeah, all right. Yep.

All right. Thank you.

We'll be in touch, folks.

Thank you, officer.

I don't know why she wouldn't go to the hospital.

Paramedics said she was fine.

Not a scratch on her.

Hey. You guys okay?

We're fine.

I got to go for a drive. I need to clear my head.

Take it easy.

All I'm saying is that after what's happened, I think maybe we should push the wedding a few weeks.

You can't be serious.

I've been waiting for this my entire life.

Are you having second thoughts?

Of course not, no, no, no.

But you have to admit this week has been pretty horrible with losing Mrs. Mazurek and Monica.

Then a stranger attacks you.

It's Monica, isn't it?

What? Oh, stop.

You're still in love with her.

No, don't be ridiculous. I saw you two together.

You saw us?

Yeah. Why didn't you tell me?

Because I knew it would upset you.

Monica was at the bar with her husband.

She just wanted to give us her blessing.

Geez, Helena. You're acting crazy.

There's that word again, crazy.

If you think I'm so crazy, then why are you marrying me?

He mentioned it again. He thinks you're crazy.

He doesn't love you.

He won't marry you now.

He's just like all the others.

And now you're going to lose Becca, too.

I was just thinking of you.

I don't know why my sister did this.

She's the crazy one.

Don't call Becca crazy!

She's family and family always sticks together, always.

I know. I didn't mean it.

Yes. Yes, you did.

GLENN: What are you saying? Just say it.

You murdered my brother.

(GASPS)

HELENA: He had to be stopped, Glenn.

It was very disrespectful to me.

Especially on my wedding day.

(PANTING)


Charlie? Mom? Dad?

Come on down.

I have something very special for you.

(PANTING)

It's a new recipe.

I've only tried it a few times before.

Oh, honey, it's delicious.

I'm so glad you like it.

I made it especially for you guys.

Please, eat up.

(CELL PHONE BUZZES)

Wow.

I just suddenly got sleepy.

Oh, I know what you mean.

It's been a long day.

Well, then a good night's sleep is in order.

Remember, whatever you two decide about the wedding...

We support your decision.

Thanks, Dad. Goodnight.

I'm sorry about earlier.

You're not still mad at me, are you?

Oh, of course not.

You should stay the night tonight.

Maybe for just a little bit.

I do have something I want to show you.


Well, what do you think?

Wow. You look beautiful.

But isn't it unlucky to see the bride in her dress before the wedding?

It is for you, but I just wanted you to see what you could have had.

I don't understand.

I don't feel good.

I know.

You had one of my special cupcakes, Charlie.

Eat too much and it could make you drowsy and weak.

You drugged me?

Why?

Well, two husbands with heart attacks right before my wedding would be a little suspicious.

No, you need to have an accident.

Just like Mrs. Mazurek did.

Helena...

I gave you everything, Charlie.

I really did.

But there was just too many people like Mrs. Mazurek and Monica who wanted to destroy us.

It's okay.

I realized you could never fully commit.

You turned on me and Becca.

And all I ever wanted was a family and the love of a sister.

Here, let me help you.

I'll take you upstairs.

Okay, there you go.

That's a long way down.

A fall like that could kill someone.

Don't go anywhere. I'll be right back.

(GASPS)

Charlie!

Charlie! Charlie!

Mom! Dad!

Becca?

Stay away from me.

Don't you see? He turned on us.

But we don't need anybody else.

We have each other.

Where are my parents?

They're upstairs sleeping.

But they're not your real parents, Becca.

You know that.

What the hell did you do to my brother?

He's not your real brother either.

You only have one living blood relative, Becca.

That's me.

You are not my sister.

Do you remember when I was telling you about that surprise earlier?

I found my birth mother.

Her name is Nora Packard.

She had two children she gave up for adoption..

Me and you.

So you see, Becca, you really are my sister.

We're blood.

No, you're a liar. That's not true.

Oh, but it is. I came to find you, and meet your family.

Your loving mother, your devoted father.

Your handsome brother.

It was everything I ever dreamed of.

It's funny how dreams can turn into such nightmares.

You need help, Helena.

Let's get out of here, Becca.

Just you and me.

We could start a whole new life together.

You're sick.

In sickness and in health.

Those vows can be broken.

But family, those bonds are true.

We're pure.

The Dillons are my family.

This is my home, not yours.

Don't say that, Becca.

We only have each other.

Stop it!

We need to get you to a hospital.

No. You are not taking me back to a hospital.

I'm not going back to a hospital!

You can't make me go!

I'm not going back to a hospital!

Ah!


(GRUNTS)

Becca?

911. What's your emergency?

Hi. I need the police and an ambulance.

Stand by.


Hungry?

Wow. What a nice surprise!

We thought you could use a lunch break.

What'd you guys get?

Your favorite sandwiches from the deli.

Yes.

Oh, you don't have to ask me twice.

And how is Mr. Carr?

Recovering. He went back to Amherst yesterday.

At least he got some justice for his brother.

Becca, I am so sorry. I should have listened to you.

Oh, you don't have to apologize.

I'm just glad everyone's okay.

I shouldn't have doubted you either.

Do you forgive me? Aw, Mom.

I love you.

What's a guy got to do to get a hammer around here?

I mean, does anyone here actually do any work?

Where have you been? Hiding out.

Man, I am so sorry about everything.

Make it up to me and give me your sandwich.

Well, we just happen to have one extra.

Thank you, Mrs. Dillon.

I wonder what will happen to Helena?

She's probably going away for a long time.

I almost feel sorry for the poor girl.

Let's just hope she gets the help she needs, Mom.

Hey, there.

Thank you, Steven.

My pleasure. Looks good today.

It's ham and cheese and fruit salad.

Steven?

Yeah?

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

I have a sister.

I have a sister, too.

She's the joy of my life.

Family means everything to me.

Have you ever thought about getting married?

Sure.

Maybe one day, you know.

When I meet the right girl.