Devious Nanny (2018) Script

Hi, Emily.

Hey, what's up? How are you?


He is definitely the most well-adjusted guy I've ever dated.

I know, and the hottest.

No, I'm not worried about her.

Absolutely not.

Emily, I swear, I wouldn't even show up.

Hello? Hello?

Hello? Are you okay?

Is something wrong?

Are you okay?

Hello? Hello?

No, stop.

Uh, Mr. Simon?

Uh, Brian. Yeah.

I'm Amber Deschanel.

I'm so embarrassed.

I was supposed to be here half an hour ago for my interview.

I got caught in traffic.

Um, I tried calling, but I just kept getting voicemail.

Uh, we were interviewing other au pairs.

Um, well, I wasn't even going to come because I couldn't imagine that you would hire someone that was late for their interview.

But I thought I should at least come and apologize to you in person.


Um, I apologize.

Uh, um... Hang on a second. Why don't you...

Uh, why don't you come on in?

Are you sure?

Yeah. Yeah, come in.

Miss Simon?

Oh, Elise.

It's so nice to meet you.

Uh, are you from this area?

I am. Uh, well, I am now.

I have an apartment near the hospital.

I just finished an internship there.

Eventually, I'll be going to nursing school.

Nice. Um, well, why don't you come in, take a seat?

You want a glass of water or anything?

Uh, no. No, I'm fine.

So, tell us about yourself.

Uh, I majored in nursing at Southern.

But, to be honest, it's so expensive that after I graduated, I thought I would save a little money and work as an au pair.

I love kids, and it beats waiting tables.

How do you feel about the whole cleaning part of it?

Well, I like kids more than cleaning, but it still beats waiting tables.

But do you have experience as an au pair?

Oh. Ah, yes, here.


Great. Thank you.

Uh, last year, I spent six months with a wonderful family, down at Coulson Lake. The Falcones.

Unfortunately, the father was transferred to Dallas, so that was that.

But feel free, please call them.

We were really close.

I was like a member of their family.

Well, um, let's see.

What about, uh, first aid?

I, I do have basic first aid training of CPR and AED.

I'm also pediatrically and aquatically trained.

And I am certified as an allergy responder.

Most of these certifications I got through the university, but I've kept them all up to date.


That's Cody you hear now.

Oh... Um, should I leave?

Uh... No. No.

No. Just...

Uh, no. Why don't you stay here, and, um...

I'll go get him.



Duschanel? Deschanel?

Amber Deschanel.

Deschanel. Is that French?

It's French-Canadian. French-Canadian.

Yeah, I was born in Montreal.

Um, but I grew up in Toronto.

I came to the States for college, and... I don't see myself ever leaving.

But you can never be president.

No, I can never be president.


He's adorable.

Cody, this is Amber. Can you say hi?

Nice to meet you, little man.

He's strong.


Well, I don't wanna overstay my welcome.

I'm sure you guys want some family time.

To be totally honest with you, you seem like such a nice family, and I would take really good care of Cody.

If you give me a chance I'll prove that I'm worth it.

All right. Um...

Let me walk you to the door.

It was really nice to meet you, Mister, um...

Brian. Brian.

It was a pleasure, Amber.

Well, Amber, uh, we've got a lot of candidates that we still need to interview, but, uh, we've got your number, so...

Thank you. Thank you.



I admit it, I liked her.

No... you don't have to decide right away.

You can call her references and see what they have to say first.

Yeah, okay.


Maybe, I will, yeah.

What's the matter? You don't seem so happy.

This was your idea, remember?

I know.

I know.

She's pretty.

Don't you think? Um...

I mean, she's okay.

Pleasant, I guess.

Little plain Jane looking.

But we're not signing her to a modeling contract, so it's perfect.

Look, if you're against the idea, we don't have to go for it.

I'm fine with that.


I'll call her references in the morning.




How long are you gonna punish me for?

You didn't hear, did you? Hmm.

I can tell by the look on your face, you didn't hear.

Hear what?

Dude, we got the frickin' Virtue Ed account.

What? We got it.

We got the Virtue Ed account? We got it.

We got the Virtue Ed account! Whoo!

Whoa! We got...

We got... We got it!

Yeah! Yes!


When did you hear?

Come here. What?

The ice queen came to my office.

She just got off the phone with the chairman and the board, and press release goes out EOD, baby.

She said she wanted to come tell you next, but I said I wanted to be the one to tell you.

Bro, I-I just don't believe it.

I-I mean... Dude, we are going out tonight.

Polecats, Heartbreakers.


Bro, you know what?

I-I gotta call Elise.

Uh, get out.

All right, dude, then, a drink or three before I go over there to find my new wife.

I gotta call Elise.

What happened to you, man?

You play on those if you want.

Hey, I was just about to call you.

So, listen, I called Amber's references this morning.

And? And...

Well, the reviews were, um, glowing.

Basically, every single thing that was on our checklist.

Well, see? I had a good feeling about it.

But forget about that for a second.

I have even bigger news.

We got the Virtue Ed account.

Wait, what?

Wait, that's...

That's huge, isn't it?

Honey, it's enormous!

They're gonna spend $250 million over the next five years marketing this service.

Um, okay.

So that means we can definitely afford her, then?

Short answer is, yeah, we can afford her.

But I have to go now, honey. Lot of work to do.

Okay, okay, I'll see you at home.

Oh, hey, Brian?


I'm proud of you.

I love you.



You're early. You weren't supposed to be here for...

For another hour. I know, um...

I'm sorry, I think I just got a little paranoid because of last time.

You know, how I was late for the interview.

I hope that's okay.

I rang the front door first, but nobody answered.

Then I walked right into the garage.

No, it's fine.


So, Elise and Cody are at their Mommy and Me self-defense group.

They won't be here for another half hour.


Well, this is the gym.

You can use it whenever you want.

Not exactly a health club, but...

Um, it seems to work.

Uh... why don't I help you get your things out of the car?

I can show you to your room.

That'd be great. Thank you.

What do you have in these things? Lead?

It's all of my possessions.

And two bags aren't even that bad for most girls.

Well, here it is.


It's not a lot, but, uh...

Are you kidding? It's great.

It's almost bigger than my last apartment in New York.

New York? I thought you said you were staying with that family in Coulson.

Yeah, um, my last apartment in New York before that.

You want help unpacking or...

Uh, no, I think I got it from here.

Brian? Yeah?

Uh, yeah? Hi. Brian?

Hey. Hi.

Amber! You're early.

I know. I explained to Brian.

After I was late for the interview, I wanted to be absolutely sure that I was on time for my first day, so I got here way early.

Ah, well, please make yourself at home.

And if you need anything at all, don't be scared to ask, okay?

Um, can you help me with something?

Yeah, of course. And we'll let her get settled.




Oh. Oh, that's cute. Yeah?

Nanny cam.


Are you se... Are you serious?

Heck, yeah, of course, I'm serious.

Hey, can't hurt to be too careful. Come on.

Where'd you even get this thing?

At the mall.

Look, it's, it's a picture frame, right?

It's right there.

There's the camera. Oh, yeah.

And it records onto any old USB drive.

You're kidding me. Unh-unh.


That is... It's brilliant.

And if it makes you feel any better, I'm completely down for whatever Mission Impossiblegadgets you come up with as long as you don't have one of those tucked in our bathroom.


You're gross. Well, I didn't buy it.

You're so gross.

Hey, girl.



We took the plunge.

A threesome. What?

Very funny.

No, the au pair.

Oui, oui. Mm-hmm.

I was finally able to convince him that we needed one.

And how did you do that?

'Cause I thought he was dead set against just the idea.

Ah, with a little bit of...

Well, you couldn't punish him forever.

You can hate him, you can decide to leave him, but if you decide you're gonna forgive him, you gotta forgive him.

Do you think I did the right thing?


Of all the unworthy jerks I took back, at least your husband is a good man.


Afternoon, ladies.

You want me to tell him to leave?

I don't know what good that'll do.

The man is like the Terminator.

Without a body. I know.

How can we help you, Mr. Dutros?

I've left messages.

Sent electronic email.

Even had my girl send something certified.

What does it take to get your attention?

Oh, you have our attention.

The answer is still no.

I think we both know that's not your choice, don't we, Mrs. Simon?

It's not our choice? Mm.

It is for now.

I made you a very fair offer.

One that First Federal was hoping you'd take.

First Federal doesn't own this gallery.

Don't they?

I've tread carefully, ladies.

You've nothing to gain by playing hardball except my antipathy.

And that's something you don't want.

Believe me.

God, that guy is such a jackass.

His antipathy.

What kind of a jerk.

u have to unfreezehim. You just froze him.

You have to unfreeze him.


Do you think we should hold off on having the party?


Hmm, so Amber can get a little more acclimated, maybe?

Acclimated? Yeah.

Honey, she's not a pet. She can handle a party.

Especially, a small one. It'll be good.

She can watch Cody, and you and I will have a good time.

And then she can watch the baby monitor after you and I have had a few drinks.

We deserve this.

Elise? Yeah?

I'm gonna take Cody over to the swing set now, okay?

Okay, perfect. I'll see you guys there.

All right, you ready? Let's race.

Aw. Oh.

Maybe I can get used to this.

Don't get... too used to this, okay?

Honey. Elise?

What? Everything okay?

Huh? Yeah, everything's fine.

I got us some extra beers.

Well, hand it over before you warm it up.

Anyway, so I told him, "You are sitting on a zillion, this trillion dollar gold mine and you're gonna screw it up."

Look, you really think the ice queen was me...

Who's the ice queen?

It's their boss. It's so juvenile.

It's Katherine Parsons.

She's the Parsons of Parsons and Grant.

Okay, why do you call her the ice queen?

'Cause she's the ice queen.

If you met her, you would know why.

Maybe you two just can't stand working for a strong woman.

Oh, here we go. Mm.

Please, I... Hey. I think that's what it is.

I love working for strong women, okay?

I love working underneath strong women, too.

But you already know that, don't you?

I don't know what you're talking about.

You're filthy and disgusting. Please move away.

All right. This is to be continued.

I gotta take a bio break.

Something I don't need to see.



Who are you?

I said, "Who are you?"

It's an Alice In Wonderland joke.

It's a caterpillar. The movie.

You didn't see the movie?

You know it wasn't tobacco that pickle bug was smoking, right?

Okay. Okay, okay, okay.

Look, I'm sorry. That was a bad joke.

Who are you, really?

I'm the Simons' new au pair.

Oh, the new au pair.

Hello, new au pair.

I'm the reason your employer's gonna be a very rich man.

You have really pretty eyes, you know that?

Wait a minute.

How old are you?

Old enough to know better.

Move. Wow.

That's... nice.

You look better.

Yeah, much better.

I just met your new au pair.

Stay away from her.

She is innocent.

Well, she's not my type.

Hey, Elise?

I just put Cody down.

He had such a busy day that he fell right asleep.

Thank you.

And I just, I wanted to say, thank you so much for everything that you've done for us so far.

Really, truly, you've been just absolutely amazing.

So thank you.

You know, take a load off. Come on, sit down.

You know, Brian was against this whole thing from the beginning.

Well, to be honest, I don't know if I would want a stranger living in my house, either.

But luckily for me, a lot of people don't mind.

Well, I think that we made the right decision.

I really do.

Why don't you go to bed? You look exhausted.

I'll put the monitor in my room, just in case he wakes up.

Oh. I'd love that. Thank you.

And you make sure you get some sleep, too, okay?

Yeah, soon.

I'm a night owl. It's a hard habit to break.

Oh, um, can you do me one quick favor?

Will you just lay out Cody's clothes for tomorrow?

Yeah, sure, of course.

Thank you so much, babe.

Although, no suspects have been identified, police say they're making substantial progress in the death of Becky Hopkins.

What was once assumed to be an accidental overdose on painkillers is now being treated by police as a homicide.

Amber. Oh, hi, um...

I'm sorry.

What were you just watching? Uh...

I, I was just watching the news.

It freaks me out, with everything that's going on in the world.

Um, you just startled me when you came in.

Oh. How was your day?

Good. Good, just long.


Is, um... Is Cody sleeping?

Yeah, I put him down about an hour ago.

I think the little man's getting a cold.

Oh, no.


What about Elise?

Even before then she was exhausted.

Well, I guess I should go join her.

I mean, I know it's late, but when I get off work, I, I'm so wired that I can never sleep.

Must have been such a long day, so, uh...

You sure you don't want me to pour you a drink?

A drink?

Well, sure, I guess I can afford to unwind a little.

Sit down, I'll be right back.

Et voila.


Oh, how'd you know I like scotch on the rocks?

What kinda man doesn't like scotch on the rocks?


Where'd you learn to pour such a mean one?

I mean, you're barely legal.

Barely old enough to drink.

Um, my parents weren't wealthy, so... I had to bartend on the weekends to pay for college.


Sure you don't want one?

I mean, I do, but I shouldn't.

Just in case Cody wakes up again.

Oh, right, yeah. Of course.

Do you always work so late?

Uh, have been, recently.

Uh, since we landed that new account.

You remember the party? Oh, I remember.

Oh, right, Vance.

Sure is a character, huh? I was meaning to apologize.

He told me you guys met, so I can only imagine that the, the encounter was a little less than... pleasant.

I can take care of myself.

I'm sure you can. You can.

Besides, he's the kinda guy that women normally find... interesting.

He's the type of guy that women normally find to be a dick.


I'm sorry, I shouldn't have said it.

No, no, it's probably true.

I just wasn't expecting to hear that from you.

Not as innocent as I look.


I guess you're not.

Well, I'm all out of scotch, uh...


Hey. You awake?

I need to see you right away.

Yeah. It is.

Yeah, I know where that's at.

Well, can you be there?



Thank you.

Thanks for coming.

Coffee? No.

It's the last thing I need.

Can't sleep anyway.

So, what happened?

Is the kid giving you problems?

He's an angel.

The wife?

Jesus, Amber.

Nothing happened. Uh, not yet.

Uh, how many times do we have to go through...

I know, I know. I know.

Are you still taking your medication?

Of course.

Maybe you should quit.

Yeah, and do what?

I don't know, something with... less temptation.

I'm gonna be fine.

I just, um...

Just needed your support, that's all.

You know you always have that.


I'm so sorry.

I'm being really rude.

How are you?

I'm fine. Where are you living?

I'm still house-sitting for that one guy.

It's whatever, it's fine. I mean...

I get the place to myself most days, which is pretty cool.

How's the Leopard Lounge?

Oh, the Leopard Lounge.

And you will be compensated for everything you've done.

I have no idea how any of this happened.

Virtue Ed wanted one single person in charge of handling the account.

They're spending a lot of money.

They wanna know who the buck stops with.

I know you did as much as Vance.

More, in some respect.

But Vance forged a connection with these guys.

And I think it's better if he handles it.

This is my account, Katherine.

This is Parsons and Grant's account, Brian.

I'm not gonna tell you how you should feel.

But I'm also not gonna argue with you about it.

This is an enormous account, and I am not gonna do anything to jeopardize it because one of my employees might have hurt feelings.

Your employee that was responsible for the account.

Whose job it was to land it.

I'm not taking this sitting down, Katherine.

Don't do anything rash, Brian.

You're a very valuable team member.

You have a great career ahead of you.

This one didn't go your way.

There'll be others.

I know she's cold and mean, but the woman is not crazy.

She knows you brought in this account.

How could she do this?

What do you mean, "How could she do this?" She's the boss.

She can do whatever she wants.

And Vance? Vance is okay with this?

When has Vance cared about anyone other than himself?

Plus, who can blame him?

I blame him.

Oh, a lot of good that's gonna do.

Where the hell's Amber?

What? She's in her room, I told her I wanted to spend time with Cody.

Amber! Brian... God.


You know, I could quit. Just quit.

Quit? No. No.

You can't quit.

Can you grab Cody? Just take him to his room or anywhere?

Uh, okay. Come on, little buddy.

Ready? One, two, three.

Whoo! You tell her.

Yeah. Tell mommy...

Listen, you go back in there and you tell her this is your account.

I'm going for a drive. We can talk about this when I get home.

Wait, Brian!



Not as innocent as I thought you were.

Wait, wait.

Elise has been supportive of me.

I don't wanna lose this job.

You're not gonna lose this job.

It's okay.


They're gone.

Amber, whoa!

Whoa, whoa. No, no.

Last night, that was a huge mistake.

A mistake?

Look, it was good.

It was, it was really good.

But, but... it can't happen again.

Well, we'll make sure Elise never finds out.

We'll be really, really careful.

Oh, are you serious?

Look, last night, I was out of my mind, okay?

Being passed over for the account and had a big fight with Elise.

It was the perfect storm, and you just happened to be there.

And I can still be here whenever you want me.

Stop. Amber.


And I have to work.



It's me.

Will you call me when you can, please?

He, uh...



I just need to talk to you.

Call me back, okay?

Knock, knock.


Don't you think we should discuss this?

What's there to discuss?

I hate to say this, hombre, but this attitude of yours, it kinda feels like sour grapes.

Thank you, Vance. It's exactly what I needed to hear.

This wasn't my call, bro.

Hey, I want us to ride off in the sunset together on this one.

But if this is the way they want, it's my job to give it to 'em.

Come on. You would've done the same damn thing.

No, I wouldn't have.

You know what, man?

If that's really true, maybe that's why you didn't get it.

Hey, you. How are ya? Good.

You look lovely today. Let's go take a chair.

Oh, you gotta be kidding me.

Yo, what's up, baby?

You know how much money I got?

How much money I got now?

Yes, dude! I'm rich now!

Yeah. Yeah.

Yeah, girl, why don't you come here?

Yeah. You wanna take a spin on Vance?


Holy ..., man. I'm ready to go.

Yeah, come on in.

What took you so long?

I said, come in.

Hey, girl, the door is open.


What are you doin' here?

Mr. and Mrs. Simon? Yes.

I'm Detective Bennett. This is Detective Scalese.

We have a few questions for you.

Uh, if you wouldn't mind coming down to the station with us.

What's this all about? Uh, I'm sure it's nothing.

It's just a couple of questions, Mrs. Simons. All routine stuff.

Uh, just gonna tell our nanny. But, of-of course, no problem.

Amber, uh, can you watch Cody?

We're gonna step out for a few hours.

Okay, Mr. Simon.

Alright, let's go.

When was the last time you saw Mr. Lipton?

Uh... I guess yesterday.

Uh, around five o'clock, at work.

And he never mentioned where he was going?



Well, he, uh... As you can see, um, the two of us lived very different lives.

Yeah, but you knew.

You knew about his, uh, extra-curricular activities.

Well, I knew, yeah.

Was there a certain girl that he saw regularly?

I don't know, maybe someone he got into an argument with, a dispute, maybe?

I don't know any details like that.

You know, Vance and I were friends, but, but we weren't that close.

I knew he liked to drink and party, and it doesn't surprise me at all that he hired prostitutes.

But, um, we've worked together for years and it never affected his work, so.

This was taken by the security camera at the gas station down the block.

That's as clear as we can get it.

Any chance you recognize the figure in that picture?

No. I have no idea who that is.

As you probably know, Mr. Lipton had no immediate family.

So we spoke to your boss, Mrs., um...

Parsons. Katherine Parsons.

Right. Mrs. Parsons.

She told us that, uh, there was quite a bit of friction between the two of you, lately.

I see where you're going with this.

Uh, let me just explain, okay?

Uh, we were working to land this big account, and, uh, he got all the credit, but I deserve the credit.

So I was, am pissed.

Ah... You guys do this everyday.

I mean, do I look like a murderer to you?

What the hell are you doing?

Just making sure you're okay.

I'm fine, thank you.

You don't seem fine.


We talked about this.

We can't do this anymore.

And if you don't understand that, then...

Then what?

You're gonna let me go? I didn't say that.

Because you'd be really sorry, Brian.

You'd be really, really, sorry.


What'd you do? Well, let's see.

I mean, other than tell Elise, obviously.

And I know it would be my word against hers, but considering what's happened in your past, I wonder who she would believe.

How did you know about that?

Brian, you have a really nice house.

But it's got very thin walls.


I don't understand why you're so upset.

I clean your house, I take such good care of your son, and I come with benefits.

It's a total package.

And one day, we can be together, for real.


Amber... I'm going to bed now.

I suggest you do the same.

I know this is hard to understand, but whether or not he has the right to have you evicted or not is almost beside the point.

There are lot of clauses in your original lease that would trigger in the event the property is sold.

Now, that doesn't mean that this is useless, but it does mean that you should treat him as a little more than a nuisance.

Okay, we just sue the bastard.

There's nothing to sue him for, yet.

You have to be able to claim some kinda damages.

Which is probably why he's still trying to make you an offer, because the lawsuit would just delay his plans.

Hm. Okay. But he threatened us.

Writing a strongly-worded letter isn't exactly actionable.

Cody. Is that my baby? Hi!

Sorry to interrupt. Did I come too early?

Uh, no. We're about done here.

Um, Amber, this is our lawyer, Chalfie Prescott.

Chalfie, this is my new au pair, Amber.


Well, if it's gonna take a while, I can take Cody to the park or somewhere and then come back later.

Uh, no, no. I wa-I wanna join.

Uh, we're, we're wrapping up. So...

Just two minutes? Okay.

All right, so... what do we do now?

You don't do anything. We wait until he makes the first move.

I don't think he'll do anything. He's trying to scare you.

Get you to do something rash.

In the meantime, I'll talk to Eddie.

He knows people in the city council.

I can find out what's being said behind the scenes.

Okay. I'll let you guys finish up here.

I'm gonna get going.

Um, Chalfie, thank you as always.

You are the best.

Love you. Love you, too.

Have fun.

Bye, Cody. See you later.

Yeah, you got it all back. Let's go, let's go.

She's adorable.

I'm surprised Elise allowed that, if you want my opinion.

Yeah. Brian screwed up, but he's still one of the good ones.

Honey, if I've learned one thing, it's that there are no more good ones.

Oh. Maybe not for you.


What... Lori?


Lori, slow down. Slow down.

I can't, I can't hear a word you're saying, babe.


Okay. Okay. All right, relax. I'll be right there.

I'm on my way, okay?

It's all right. I'll be right there. Okay.

What happened?

The gallery was vandalized.

What? When? I don't know.

This morning, a jogger was jogging by, saw the glass on the sidewalk, called the police.

Lori's there waiting now.

Well, did the police say who did it or why?

No. But I know why, and I know who.

I'm coming with you. What? No, no, no, no, no.

Get some sleep. You need rest, okay?

It's okay.

It's all right. I got it.

Now, you said you had a business dispute with Mr. Dutros.

No, not a dispute.

He wanted this space to build condos. He's a developer.

But because of our lease, he needed our agreement to sell.

This man's beef, was it with the both of you or just one?

Both. We're 50-50. We-we own this together.

And, you know, he's so condescending.

When he comes in here, he doesn't even know who is who.

Why? The epitaph.

"Whore." It's singular. Mm-hmm.

Like he was just addressing one of you.

Or he was trying to trick us.

To trick you. It's possible.

But, ma'am, I've seen a lot of crimes like this.

You know what... It's spur-of-the-moment stuff.

It just doesn't seem likely that the perpetrator would break into this gallery, cause all this damage, and then leave a cryptic message for investigators.

This looks like it was done in a fit of rage.

Okay. So, then, what do we do now?

Well, we treat all crimes with the utmost seriousness, ma'am.

Even property ones. And we'll do the same here.

Hold on a second, all right?

Yeah, I'm at the junkyard now.

No, I know, I know. Yeah.

Not impressed with the location.

Uh, it might work for condos.

Find out if there's any room for, uh... you know, a good deal on this place.

Let me know as soon as possible.

You must've been a beauty way back when...

Anybody out there?


You hear me?


I-I know I'm supposed to have an answer here, guys, but I-I don't.

Then, just help me out here, Mr. Simon.

I've got two murders. Two.

The first, your former partner, who you not only had a falling out with the day before, but whose death you'll no doubt profit from professionally.

And the second, a thorn in the side of your wife?

Who's not just a pain in the ass, but an expensive one, as well, with all the pending litigation.

Do you see where I'm going with this?

Yeah, I see where you're going.

So what? You think I killed them?

All right. You know what? We're done here.

I can go?

Unless there's something you wanna tell me.

No, there's nothing.

Mr. Simon... you weren't planning any family vacations or business trips out of town, were you?

You do think I did it.

I didn't say that.

But I've got two murders.


And one connection.

So, how was it?

Well, it was about as comfortable as my annual prostate exam.

Ew. Gross.

That is so gross.

They think I did it. Or at least have something to do with it.

Can you blame them?

No, I can't.

Elise, uh...

Uh, I gotta tell you something, and I'm only telling you because I just want you to...

Amber. She doesn't sleep.


Amber. She doesn't sleep.

Like, there are times when I've woken up in the middle of the night, and I can hear her.

Uh, maybe she can hear you, too, hm?

Brian, I'm being serious.

No, I'm being serious right now. Listen. Listen.

There are times when I've woken up in the middle of the night, okay?

I've gone and checked on Cody, I've looked for her, and she's not even in her room.

Okay. Um, how come we haven't talked about this before?

I don't know.

Because I'm the one that pushed for her.

So, I just...

I don't know.

Look, she's not our kid, okay?

So, if she's not on the clock, she can really do whatever she wants.


I know. No, you're right. You're right.

But... still... it makes me wonder if we really vetted her.

I mean, you called her references, right?


You've seen her playing with Cody.

She's great. Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm.

But if there's something else that makes you feel uncomfortable...

I mean, we could let her go. That's fine, too.

Let me think about it.

Oh. What did you wanna tell me?


Before. I'm so sorry.

I interrupted you. Oh, no, no.

No, you said you were gonna tell me something, and I interrupted. I'm so sorry. What was it?

We can talk about it another time.

This is far more important.

You sure? Yeah.

Are you sure this is a good idea?

Ah. Honey, I'm not going to confront her.

I just wanna see where she's going.

I mean, she's probably not even going anywhere.


See? I told you. Okay, okay, okay.

I told you. I knew it.

She's probably just going to her car to grab something.

No. No.

Any time it's our turn to listen for Cody, is when she leaves.

And then, she keeps her door shut so we think that she's in there.

Okay. Just don't be long, please.

I have a meeting with the ice queen in the morning about transitioning to the accounts.

So I wanna get at least a few hours of sleep.

All right. No, I know. Okay. Okay?

I'll be back, okay?

Don't be long. I won't.


I don't understand why this keeps happening to me!

They tell me that they love me, they tell me that they need me.

Then at the last second, they change their frickin' mind.

And I don't know what else I'm supposed to do.

Amber, I just think that... All I want is stability!

I just want a normal life.

I just want, I just want someone to love me, and to tell me it's gonna be okay.

And then he holds me, and he looks at me like that.

Well, then, maybe stop going after married men, Amber.

I don't know what to tell you.

What did you find out?


Nothing. You were right.

She was, um, just visiting a friend.



I am so sorry to have bothered you.

Little late for that.

I, um, I'd like to ask you some questions about a friend of yours, if that's okay.

Depends on what and which.

It's about Amber Deschanel.

Oh. Oh, you're the woman she's working for.

The one with the kid, sexy husband.



I promise, I won't take more than a few minutes of your time.

Come on in.

Take a seat.

So, what do you wanna know?

How long have you guys been friends for?

Listen, if I'm gonna help you out, I think I need to know why the hell you're here.

Okay, look.

I just wanna make sure that my son is not in any danger.

That's all.

Where exactly do you know Amber from?

We were in the Oaks, until I turned 18, and she got a foster family.

The Oaks.

What, what are the Oaks?

Carnation Oaks. The orphanage.

Of course, they don't call it that these days.

Wait, so, Amber didn't have a family?

She did.

They died in a car crash when she was 12.

And she wasn't pleased with the foster family.

Sh-she was.

Amber told me that she told you all of this before you hired her.

Mmm, no. No.

No, she didn't.

There was... an issue between her and her foster dad.

He took advantage of her.

Let's just say, they had a relationship that wasn't conducive to him staying her foster dad.

Oh, my God.

Thank you, Jax.

You've been incredibly helpful.

Look, you gotta understand.

I love her like a sister.

But when kids are involved, it...

It's just with all the crap that we've been through, I, I figured you deserved to know.

Well, I can't tell you how much I really appreciate it.

Thank you. And no worries.

I won't say a word to her about this, okay?

You better not.

I just want what's best for her.

I understand.

Hold on one second. Honey?

Brian? Can this wait?

I'm in the middle of something.

But... No, no.

This absolutely cannot wait.


What's wrong?

Is Cody okay? Uh...

He's with Amber.

But, Brian... she's not right.

She's not. I had... I had this... bad feeling, and I-I don't know.

I-I called her references again, the one that I originally spoke to.

It's not a real person, Brian.

It's a phone in her room. What are you talking about?

You said you had a conversation with the family.

I did, but they called me back.

So Amber probably heard the message from her secret second phone, and had one of her friends call pretending to be, you know, Mr. or Mrs. Whoever from the resume that she gave us.

Okay, where is she now?

At the park. It's still... I don't know.

Look, can you just, please, come home?

Okay. You stay right there, I'm gonna be home as quick as I can.

Okay, all right. Thank you.


Good job.

Hey. You guys have a good day?

We did, but I think this little one is ready for a nap.

Aw, come here. It's okay, I can put him down.

No, I'll take him.

Oh, okay.



Mommy missed you.

I don't need to call it, do I? Elise, I can explain.

Look, whatever pathetic lie that you are about to come up with right now, you can save it, I don't wanna hear it.

'Cause the police are on their way.

The police?

Look, whatever sick, twisted reason you had for killing Vance and George Dutros, you can tell them.

Elise, I don't know what you're thinking, but I had nothing to do with that.

I lied about my experiences, that's true, because I-I knew I'd-I'd be really good at it.

And-and I was, and I knew that you wouldn't hire me unless I embellished the parts.

Look, it's not use, Amber. You're going to jail.

Get out of my way.

You're not going anywhere.

Come on, Elise, I do not wanna hurt you.

Oh, honey, I'm not the one that's gonna be hurting here.

Ahh! Uhh!

Oh, you're not getting away that easy after all that you've done.

Elise! Elise! Wait. Stop.

What are you doing? Elise...

Let me go! No. Brian, no!

Brian, she killed them. She killed them all.

She killed them all... Calm down. Calm down. Hey!

Where... where is she?

Where did she go?

I know you're both very anxious to put all this behind you, but please understand, as this investigation goes on we're gonna have more questions.


So, e-everything that she told us, from her-her background to her college, it was all a lie?


A lot of it, yes.

And there's no question at all that she was the...

Officially, the investigation is still ongoing, but there's no reason to believe it was anyone other than her in those surveillance videos.

That coupled with her behavior, uh, unless something else drops, we've found our woman.

Look, there's still a lot that we don't know... that we may never know.

But I think for now we have to accept the obvious that Amber Deschanel was a deeply disturbed individual.

And you really think you're gonna find her?

That I can promise you, Mrs. Simon, she'll turn up sooner or later.

Sooner, I'm sure.

Okay, good. Yep.

What the...

I'm Amber Deschanel.


So, now you know.

Oh. Yeah...

This really turned out to be a nice touch.

Well, because I knew even you couldn't overlook something so obvious.

But why?

Because the first time I decided to take you back, it was because nothing was more important to me than preserving our family.

And the ones who stood in the way... well, they needed to be dealt with.

So-so, you...

But, but... Vance?

Oh, come on, Brian, don't be so naive.

Vance was a piece of garbage living on bar time with all the drinking and drugs.

And don't try to tell me that that wasn't your account.

That was your account.

And George Dutros got exactly what was coming to him.

Becky Hopkins... did you really think that I was just gonna let it go? Huh?

That I was just gonna get over it?

The fact that you cheated on me with her and slept with her?


Well, um, just in case you were curious, the official drug report said that it was an accidental drug overdose.

Although the painkillers worked fairly well, I must admit, it was, um, tsk, quite empowering, snuffing the life out of that woman.

You know, the only one I actually felt bad about was Jax.

Poor girl, she had a rough life.

But, loose ends, we couldn't have any loose ends, babe.

Amber, she took the fall for it.

I mean, she had her whole life in front of her.

I knew it from the first time I laid eyes on her.

She was the perfect, useful idiot.


So... what now?


Well, now, you've got two choices.

You can call the police.

I'll go to jail, you'll be a single father, and we'll lose everything.


we could have the perfect family... okay, the perfect life and go take our son on vacation.

The choice is yours.

Detective Bennett.

Thanks for calling.

May I? So, what do you have for us?

Well, you'll be happy to know that I, uh...

I found this when we were cleaning out her room, and, uh, I thought it looked like the one on the photo, so you might want it.

Just another piece of the puzzle.

Yeah, I guess.

See ya.

Mr. Simon, is everything okay?

Yeah, couldn't be better.

I do apologize about not being completely honest about my background, but then again...

Just one sec. Hey, judge signed the warrant.

Backup's on its way, we got a scoop.

Let's go get these Simons.

Oh, we got 'em.

Yeah, we're on our way.



Hi. How you doing?

Mm. Mm. Mm.

Okay. So, what did they say?

Not much. Didn't even seem surprised.

That's good. That's great.

That's great.

What's that? I don't know.

Is that a little gift for me?

I found it at the door.

Where's Cody?

Uh, he's with the new au pair.

You want some, uh, wine?

Yeah, I want some wine.



USB? Yeah. Interesting.

Cheers. Cheers, Brian.


That's good.

What is this?

Dear Elise and Brian.

First of all, I'm gonna tell you how much I enjoyed working for you.

Despite everything, I don't think I've ever been happier or felt more needed than when I was taking care of Cody.

Almost immediately, I noticed the nanny cam.

It's a pretty common one.

You can buy them at any electronic store.

And I don't blame you.

If I had a child of my own I'd use one, too.

I do apologize about not being completely honest about my background, but then again if you knew, I think we all know there's no way you would've hired me.

Just needed a chance.

Anyway, just as you had your suspicions about me, I, too, had them about you.

Especially after the murders of Vance and that horrible man from the gallery.

I could see where things were going and where blame was being laid.

So I substituted the thumb drive in the nanny cam with one of my own.

It was weeks before I heard about Jax's passing.

In the police report, two different neighbors saw a woman in a hooded sweatshirt leaving her house.

The date and time of this video is within an hour of when the pathologist said she was murdered.

The DNA found at the crime scene will be a match, I'm sure, to the DNA of Elise's hair... which I sent to the police along with this file.

I don't expect to see either one of you again soon.

But give Cody a kiss for me.

And don't worry, he'll be fine in the foster system.

I mean, just look at me.