Indiscretion (2016) Script

If you were to close your eyes right now...

...what would you see of that terrible, horrific night?

How did you feel as a mother, as a wife?

When I close my eyes...

...I see it happen...

...over and over again.

It just plays on a loop in my mind, all the...

And...

...I imagine what I could have done differently.

I don't believe in a world where things are meant to be.

I believe that we are responsible for our own actions.

And within that world, is there any room for forgiveness? I mean...

Can we be forgiven for our terrible mistakes?

And can we forgive other people who have hurt us?

It's a mighty challenge. Um...

...or do we just force ourselves to...

...forgive in some fashion and move on?

Honey, can you help me find my new tie, please? The gold one.

Sure, honey.

Got it.

Mom, what time are we leaving? Now. Honey, why aren't you dressed?

Mid-term election season now, and there are a number of big issues...

Uh-huh, uh-huh. A full week in Baton Rouge?

You look so handsome. Is that really necessary?

And his endorsement?

Okay, then we'll... we'll do what we have to.

All right, thanks, Neil.

So?

Well, apparently the governor is still on the fence.

I'll just have my dad talk to him again.

Well, at least I can count on your vote. Oh, I don't know.

The election's still a little ways away. Hey, now.

Mom, I need earrings. Where are the good ones?

Lizzy, what are you wearing? It's a cocktail dress.

Oh, hell no. Come on, it's what everyone wears.

You are a politician's daughter, and you have to think more elegant, sweetheart...

...and longer and higher. Yeah, much longer.

You two are so boring. I never get to do anything fun.

Love you. Love you more.

Well, I guess we're boring.

Oh, I'm okay with that. I'm just not okay with that.

You two have one question apiece. That's it.

Councilman Simon, you've been very vocal in your support of gun control.

Are you afraid of disenfranchising your base?

Uh, no, I'm not worried because I believe what I say...

...and I think folks appreciate a man who speaks from the heart.

This has been a highly contested Senate race. How do you plan to sway undecided voters?

Well, I have a secret weapon, these two lovely ladies right here.

My husband is the most qualified candidate...

...he has served the people of this city for eight years on the council.

He's a successful attorney with countless hours of public service...

...and he's a great father and husband.

Although I may be a little biased on that last point.

Okay, thank you. Thank you.

What about the rumors of the alleged affair?

Could this be contributing to your slump in the polls?

Internet gossip has nothing to do with my husband's platform...

...and the real change he will bring to this state as senator of Louisiana.

Now if you'll excuse us. Our family's here to support the local arts community...

...and this wonderful cause tonight, so...

Thank you. Thank you, all. Appreciate it. Thank you.

There we have his position on gun control is unchanged.

Not really addressing the rumors of an affair...

...other than really letting his wife speak for him this evening.

We are here live in New Orleans in the Warehouse District.

Now back to you.

They just blindsided us. I mean, at least give us a heads-up.

Our daughter's here. Do you know how she must feel?

I'm really sorry, Veronica. Ronnie, Ronnie, go easy on him, honey.

Neil can't control everything, okay? Come on, let's go have some fun, all right?

Hey, nice to see you.

Beautiful in here, isn't it? Yeah. Yeah.

Those guys alone are worth half a million to the campaign.

Where? Right over there.

Politics and prostitution, one and the same.

Ah, you've made your bed, Senator.

Hello, sexy and husband.

Wow, Harper, you look stunning.

Flattery will get you everywhere and everything.

Okay, all right.

Well, Veronica's right, you've got to do this.

Okay, I guess I got to go prostitute myself again.

Look at all these doable guys.

Harper, if you were my patient, I would have you committed for sex addiction.

Sign me up.

How about that one? I wonder how much he costs.

I bet that guy gets whatever he wants.

Oh, yeah.

Oh, oh.

It's one of my former patients.

He used to come to the VA programs that I volunteer for.

Oh, this is really embarrassing.

Veronica? Veronica? Yeah?

You look like you need a drink. I certainly do. Oh!

There is no easy way to begin this interview, so let's just jump in.

Now, your husband, he never admitted to having an affair.

Yet the rumors continue to circulate.

How did that make you feel?

I think one of the worst feelings in the world is when you...

...when you feel deep down that maybe you were actually lying to yourself.

You know, and...

...telling yourself that everything is okay and that...

...your husband still loves you just as he always did and that...

...he still wants you.

I don't know, I guess I felt like a little bit like a failure as a woman...

...that I didn't have it anymore...

...whatever that would be, that...


My mother.

Excuse me? Video image, it's my mother.

Oh, okay. I'm sorry.

Wow, she's beautiful. Thank you.

This is very haunting. I like it.

My work explores the curse of memory. The inability to let go of the past.

I use recycled materials, mannequins, TVs, old car parts.

I mean, anything that people throw away.

That way we show we can't appreciate what you have until it's gone.

Can't or won't?

You know, I don't always get what I want.

Oh, my God! You heard that. Oh, that's terrible.

So how do you know Doc Harper?

Oh, she's my best friend and colleague. We share an office together.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate aggressive women, but...

...I don't think there's anything wrong with sweeping a woman off her feet.

I mean, call me old-fashioned, but I do miss chivalry.

Well, hello, old-fashioned. I'm Veronica.

I'm Victor. Victor is one of a kind.

I'm Rebecca. I'm with the gallery. Are you interested in acquiring Victor's piece?

Maybe. Just give me a call...

...and we'll figure something out. But don't think about it too long.

Victor's going to be the next big thing. I just know it.

So it would seem.

Would you mind if I stole Victor away? I have to introduce him to a few more people.

Be my guest. Bye, Victor. Good luck with the show.


Hey. Hello.

Oh, honey.

What are you doing?

I'm trying to seduce my husband.

Honey. Honey, I really...

...I need to finish evaluating this report.

Even you need to take a break sometimes.

Relax.

Don't answer that, please.

I got to take this. It could be important.

Yes, Neil.

Okay, hold on. Let me look for it.

Um... I don't have it. It's in my office.

I'll be right back.

Yeah, no, I read that. I haven't finished it yet, but I will.

It's a long time.

Quit worrying. You're always worrying too much.

And you don't mind dropping Lizzy off at Ellie's on the way there?

Well, that's the least I could do.

After I'm senator, I'll have even less time to spend with her.

Love you, Mom. Love you more.

All right, I'll pick you up Monday, okay? Sure thing.

Well...

So... knock 'em dead, Senator.

Don't I always? All right, give me a kiss.

Okay.

Love you. Love you.

Remember, if you need me to come down, just call.

Bye!

I don't know what to do anymore. Danny is still having terrible rages.

He won't get out of bed unless I force him to.

Last week, he hit his sister.

There are certain triggers and cues...

...that provoke different behavioral responses.

It's important to know the difference between those that are gonna bring about...

...an outburst and those that are gonna calm him down.

That's what we're gonna work on in next week's session.

Thank you, Dr. Simon. You're a lifesaver.

Danny, you ready?

Bye, Danny. See you next week.

Hi. Hi.

I called about the sculpture. Yes, of course. I'm so glad to see you again.

Victor is actually here right now. I told him you were coming.

He offered to help load the sculpture into your car if you'd like.

How nice of him. I'll just go back and say hi.

Perfect. I'll just get the paperwork ready for you.

Terrific. Thank you.

Fits.

Yeah, I think you're all set.

So how do you know when a piece is finished?

Don't, you know? I mean, it's never really finished.

You just keep working on it until...

...you feel like you got to let it go.

I don't know, maybe like sending a kid off to college or something.

It's bittersweet.

Well, don't worry. I'll take good care of your baby.

That sounds stupid. Well, I have no doubt about that.

So my friend and I were supposed to go try out this new restaurant tonight...

...but she just bailed on me. Are you hungry?

How can I refuse my benefactor?

There are some times when I remember my college days...

...how it felt to be anonymous.

You know, how it felt to be kooky and crazy and do lot of things and...

...you know how it would be to...

...if I wasn't, you know, I would fantasize...

"Well, if I wasn't standing at his side, would people even recognize me in a crowd?"

Like, could I do something silly?

I don't know. I can't really explain it.

But there is a wish for anonymity once you have celebrity.

It seems so freeing. So are you in politics as well?

Um... once upon a time, I had really big plans...

...and I was gonna change the world.

But then I had a baby, and all of a sudden, it didn't seem so urgent.

So I kept my practice because I could make my own hours...

...and, you know, I keep a hand in politics by...

...you know, helping my husband with his political career.

So why'd you become a psychiatrist?

I guess because my parents were crazy.

So the same reason that people become artists.

Yeah. That's why I really appreciate working with children, because...

...they're so much more honest and direct with their emotions.

So like me.

I never lie.

Well, that's very admirable of you.

Although I do find in my line of work...

...that sometimes honesty is not the best policy.

See, you are a politician.

No, no, let me give you, you know, an example, okay?

Okay, bring it on.

Say two people are getting a divorce because of infidelity.

Now, if you tell the child the real reason...

...it risks damaging their perception of relationships forever.

Okay.

Or...

...do not tell them but then you risk the child...

...thinking it was their fault that the marriage came to an end.

All right, I never really thought about that.

But it's pretty cool, how your work directly affects people.

Yeah, well, I always wished I was more artistic.

Come on, that's all about being in the moment.

I mean, just being present and letting yourself go.

I mean, at least at some point, you just let yourself go, right?

I'm racking my brain. I don't think so.

I mean, I'm a politician's wife, you know?

Everything has got to be pretty buttoned down, and controlled.

All right, well, it must be kind of strange having these kids tell you...

...things they won't tell their parents. All their deepest, darkest secrets...

...they share with you. But that's the key to beginning to heal.

You know? I feel honored that they trust me.

I'm really good at keeping secrets.

Really?

So I can trust you? Of course.

Even though I'm not a patient or a small child.

Absolutely.

So what's a guy like you doing...

...alone on a Friday night in this city with the most beautiful girls in the world?

Girls my age don't really have any life experience...

...other than throwing up on Bourbon Street.

What about you?

Husband working late? He's out of town, political trip.

And your kid? At a friend's.

So I'm alone.

So it would seem.

And you're alone.

You got a dirty mind, Veronica. I'm just talking about another bar.


Where did you find this? I thought they didn't make these anymore.

Just had it laying around.

There's something more authentic about it, though, don't you think?

The finality of each picture.

You take as many as you want...

...just as long as you know I'm deleting all of them afterwards.

There's no delete on a Polaroid.

I got my methods.


All right, trot the horse.

Nice trot.

Respond to that horse by letting him go.

One more time.

Keep going. Loosen up.

Canter. Check that right lead.

That's good. All right, stop your horse.

Whoa. Nice.

An animal will only let us control them when they want us there.

Step down. Good lesson.

Morning, darling. Morning, Daddy.

Beautiful.

Not nearly as pretty as you, though.

So did you talk to the governor about Jake?

The governor always takes my calls. You know that.

I do. Uh-huh.

And?

He said he would lend his support if Jake does well this week.

You're gonna be there to back him up?

Actually, Jake thought it was for the best if I sat this one out.

You know, old boys' club. They just think of me as a wife.

That's bullshit. You'd make a great politician.

And you wouldn't be behind in the polls like Jake is.

He's gonna be fine. He knows the script.

When your mama died...

...I tried to do everything I could to keep you safe. Now I'm worried.

I spent so much time protecting you, I didn't teach you how to enjoy life.

What do you mean? I believed in Jake when you first met him.

Y'all got married. I saw something in him.

But now I'm not so sure.

I just want my little girl to be happy, because win or lose...

...your life's gonna change after this election.


Hi, honey. Hey, sweetheart.

Was the governor receptive to your proposal? What did he say?

More than I expected. Honey... he's giving us his full support.

He even invited me on his annual hunting trip with some campaign finance big shots.

I mean, it doesn't get bigger than that.

Wow, that's great. That's fantastic. Congratulations.

Thank you. Couldn't have done it without you, sweetie.

That's sweet. How are you holding up?

Good. Just, you know, a little exhausted.

I miss my girls.

You know, we should we should plan a getaway after the election is over...

...get away from all the phones, and the work and responsibilities...

...and just be together as a family. What do you say?

I'd love that. How was your weekend alone?

You blasting Bob Seger and dancing in your underwear?

Yeah, that's exactly what I'm doing.

Right now, in fact. I knew it.

Well, I'm actually driving in my underwear, but...

Oh, honey, I'm sorry.

Somebody's calling. It might be a patient. No problem. I love you.

I love you too.

Dr. Simon.

Hello, Dr. Simon. Victor.

Oh, you haven't forgotten about me yet.

How'd you get this number?

Look, you told me you wanted to be more creative, right?

So I got a place that will inspire you. I don't know.

Just bring your camera, and you won't be disappointed.

I really shouldn't. Come on, you'll love it. Trust me.

I'm gonna show you the heart of New Orleans.

Well, when you put it that way.

Okay, where do I meet you?

Welcome.

Pretty awesome, right? So cool.

And you've never been to a krewe den before?

No, all these years going to the parades. Never once.

My mom used to bring me to different dens when I was a kid, let me run around.

The artists do their thing. Wow.

It was all papier-mache back then. Now it's mostly Styrofoam.

That way, it keeps it lighter, you know? Amazing images everywhere.

Yeah, nothing is off-limits.

It's such a magical place.

Veronica?

Where'd you disappear to?

Come out, come out, wherever you are.

Veronica?

Very funny. Come out.

Veronica, where'd you go?

Veronica!

Seriously, Veronica! Boo!

Jesus. What the fuck?

What are you doing? What's the matter with you?

Why'd you scare me like that? It was a joke. I thought it would be funny.

Jesus. I'm really sorry.

Look, it was just my training. Look, it just kicked in.

I'm sorry, you... This was a mistake. I should go.

It's not a mistake, all right? Please. Please, don't go.

Please.


Give me some of that.

Hey, can we steal more of your dad's booze? Sure.

Let's go, dude. Let's go.

Thanks.

So... what do you think about Pete?

Wait, are you trying to hook me up with that guy?

Come on. He's, like, so cute.

Ellie, you know I'm into Josh. I don't want to hook up with his weird friend.

Just relax, Lizzy.

Live a little.

I got one more surprise for you.

Oh, Victor.

It's very sweet.

But we need to talk.

I mean, I love ballet. But it's too structured, you know?

They never let me improvise at all.

What's in it? Just Schnapps and 7-Up.

It's sweet.

I could tell you're a virgin.

Excuse me? I can smell it on you.

I got a nose for these things. You don't even know me.

Sure, I do. You're the kind of girl who's always got to prove something.

Like, I bet you'll wait till you're out of college just to have sex...

...and every time you feel like a weirdo because of it to your friends...

...you just get angry and start judging them.

Wow, you're a real charmer. Is that how you get all the girls?

Haven't failed yet.

So did your dad really have an affair or what?

Where are you going? Home.

What?

I'm saying that I can't do this anymore. I'm sorry. I...

...but I hope you know that we can still be friends, okay?

We'll be friends, you go back to your life, and I just what?

None of this ever happened?

Look, I've had a wonderful time with you, but...

...I have to focus on what's important now.

What's important? You know what I mean, my family.

I have responsibilities that I've been pretending don't exist.

So are you gonna tell your husband? No. He would kill you and me both.

I'm not afraid of him. Well, you should be.

He goes to the rifle range every weekend. Are you kidding me?

He has an affair and what... what am I to you? Just some revenge plot?

No, you know that's not the case.

So why would you do this to me?

I was caught up in a beautiful moment with you. I'm sorry.

I feel a connection to you, a real connection.

I mean, I know you do too. I feel it.

And I'm very touched and honored by that...

...but I've been married for 20 years.

I have a daughter. I'm committed to them.

It's a whole different world. This would never work.

I've never felt this way before.

Now, I want to make sure that we're clear on this issue.

I am for gun control, but I am not anti-gun.

I just want to make sure that they don't fall into the wrong hands.

Now, I know this is not a popular issue among our party.

I'm sure there are some of you at this table who do not share...

Hey, Lizzy, it's Neil. Is my dad around?

He's in a meeting. What's up?

I can't reach Mom and I need a ride. All right, hang tight.

Let me figure something out here, okay? Just tell him I'll walk.

No, no, no. Just text me your address and I'll send you a car, okay?

You should be, wha... Lizzy? Oh, Jesus Christ.

...stance on this particular issue. I want to be the first person to do that.

Sorry to interrupt, but can I borrow you for a second?

Yeah, certainly. Excuse me one moment. I'll be right back.

This better be important. Making progress in there.

I am sorry about that, but it's your daughter.

Well, what now?

I mean, look at you. You've got your whole life ahead of you.

You don't need to be tangled up in the drama of some married woman.

You're amazing.

And you're gonna make some other girl so happy.

Don't you get it? I don't want some other girl. I want you.

That's all I want is you. But I'm not available.

I shouldn't have come here. This was a mistake.

And maybe you should have thought of that before you spent the weekend with me, huh?

I bared my soul to you. I gave you everything that I have.

What are you... what are you talking about?

I love you.

You're in... but it's... it's only been two days.


Lizzy, it's Dad. Call me back right away.

Come on, Ronnie. Pick up. Pick up.

We had a wonderful time together. We did, but that's it.

That's all it can be. What... That's it?

Really? I should go.

No, you should stay. Let's just talk about this.

We can figure out how to get through this. Just...

I got to leave.

Why would you lead me on? I mean, what the fuck is the matter with you?

Don't you give a shit about me? Think about it.

When you first met me, you knew right away that I was taken.

So you knew what you were getting into.

I thought you were a guy who wanted to have a good time, no strings attached.

I've never done this before. I don't know.

I'm sorry. I really didn't mean to hurt you.

And now I wish I never met you, okay?

I understand that.

So, what, now you're just gonna throw me in the trash?

Go home and tell your rich friends that you went slumming it with some artist...

...for a weekend?

No.

Get out of my house.

Goodbye, Victor. I'm truly sorry.


Hi, honey, what's up? Do you know where Lizzy is?

Yeah, she's at Ellie's. No, she is not. She's walking home alone.

What? Yeah, I was just in a meeting.

Neil called me out to tell me. Oh, jeez. I think that my ringer was off.

I'm so sorry. I'll go get her. Don't worry about it.

Please, and call me the minute you hear from her, okay?

I will. I will. Thank you.

Lizzy, it's Mommy. Where are you? You have to call me right now.


Oh, thank God! Lizzy, get in the car.

No!

Honey, how many times have I told you not to walk alone at night?

It's not safe. I can take care of myself.

Honey, get in the car.

Lizzy, now!

Sorry for yelling. I'm just worried, okay?

Are you all right?

I'm fine. No, you're not. What's up?

Just leave me alone, all right? I just wish I had a normal life like everybody else.

Look, I'm sorry that we've been so preoccupied with Daddy's campaign.

Everybody thinks I'm a freak.

That my dad is some cheating politician. God, it's so embarrassing.

Honey, those are just rumors. I mean, you know, he's running for office...

...and there's a lot of people who don't want to see him elected.

But why would somebody make that up? It doesn't make any sense.

Well, don't people make things up in school to hurt people's feelings?

You know, they tell lies, spread rumors. Mom, I'm not a little kid.

I'm not gonna fall for your shrink bullshit. It's not bullshit.

The real world is not that different from high school.

Just tell me the truth, all right?

Do you really think that your father would have an affair?

I don't know, did you do something that would have made him?

Of course not.

I'm gonna push you. I'm gonna push you.

What... what did it really feel like...

...to set aside your own political ambition...

...even though you're a doctor, but clearly had political aspirations...

...and to take second seat?

Second seat was fine as long...

...as I felt that we were striving toward something as a family...

...that we were something real and that we were building together.

I think when I discovered that what I had signed up for...

...this traditional family structure, this traditional marriage...

...with all of its, uh...

...concomitant values and commitments...

...was not exactly what I thought it was...

...then I became a little bitter.

You guys ready for the big surprise? Put the phone away.

No more texting, here we go. Close your eyes.

Close your eyes, close your eyes, honey. Close 'em.

Just follow me. I got you. I got you. I got you.

We're walking the plank. We're gonna end up in the water.

No, no, no, I got you. All right, right here. Okay, ready?

And one, two, three, open your eyes.

Tada! What do you think, huh? Is she gorgeous?

What is this?

It's our getaway, honey. Are you serious? A boat?

Can I go check it out? Yeah. Go ahead, sweetie.

Isn't she great? Come on. It's incredible.

Look at this. She's a 33-foot racer-cruiser.

Watch your step. And, boy, is she yar. I'm on a boat.

I figured we'd take a few days off after the elections, sail up the coast.

What do you say? Oh, that would be wonderful.

It's been such a long time since we were out on the water together.

What's down there? That is the cabin. You wanna check it out?

Absolutely. All right, mind your head.

Thank you. Okay.

Here you go, honey.

You okay?

Yeah, it's nothing. I just, uh...

I'm sorry I snapped at you on the phone the other night.

I'm... that was wrong of me. You don't have to apologize.

No, I shouldn't have spoken to you like that.

I worry about you guys, you know?

I wish I could always be there to protect you.

And I was thinking...

...maybe we should hire a security detail. What do you think?

I don't know. I think that what Lizzy needs now is normalcy...

...not more people looking over her shoulder.

You know, she needs to feel that we trust her.

Yeah? Yeah, well...

...you're probably right. You know more about kids than I do.


Victor.

What are you doing here? You haven't returned my calls.

Right, but I'm busy. I'm working. You shouldn't really be here.

I just wanted to see you. This is inappropriate. This is where I work.

You can't just show up like this, all right?

Look, hey, I missed you.

What are you doing?

Nothing.

Victor, you should stop.

Bet you this is one of your fantasies, huh? Come on, stop it.

You all right?

That really what you want? Is that all right?

I bet you you dreamt about this all the time, right?

Oh, my God. It's my next appointment. Stop it. I have to answer the door.

I have to answer the door. Stop it. Okay.

Damn it.

Be back soon.

Hi, I'm Jake Simon, and I'd like your vote.

Hey. Hey.

What are you doing here? I was canvassing in the neighborhood...

...and there's only so many doors a guy can get slammed in his face.

I was wondering if you wanted to grab lunch and maybe go over the images...

...for the new campaign poster.

What do you think? They're great, honey. They're... yeah.

They're great, yeah. I like 'em, but Neil's not so sure.

Oh, Neil. I'm sorry, are you with a patient?

Actually, yeah. It's one of my more difficult cases.

Oh, I'm sorry. That's okay.

Why don't I just... I'm close to the end anyway.

I'll just get rid of him and then be with you, okay?

Sure. Yeah.

I'll wait right here. Great.

Victor, all right, here's how it's gonna go.

I'm gonna leave, and then you stay for a few minutes, and then you leave, okay?

What are you doing? I'm not finished yet.

No, no, no. This is not cool. No. No. Listen, it's my husband out there.

It's my husband. Maybe I should go out and say hi, huh?

Come on. Stop it, Victor. He'd probably like to meet me, right?

No, no. Stop it. Come on, what are you doing? Why are you acting this way?

I just want to be with you. Victor, come on. You got to cut it out now.

It's just been a few days, okay? You got to cut it out. You got...

This is serious. Well...

...every minute without you is like an eternity...

...when you love someone as much as I love you.

Stop it! Come on. I love you.

Ow! Jesus Christ!

Victor, look what you did. That hurt.

You be quiet now. Don't smile.

I'm sorry.

Stop it. I'm really sorry.

Honey, honey, this has turned into a little bit of a crisis case.

I don't think I can get away right now.

Can I look at those at home? Yeah, sure. No problem.

Okay, I'll see you later. Okay. Bye.

Love you. Love you too.

Oh, honey, don't forget tennis tonight, 7:00.

Bill and Charlotte. Don't be late. I won't.

Okay, bye. Bye.

Victor, that was very immature of you.

You could have ended my marriage.

I think you're doing that just fine on your own.

Excuse me?

You need to go.

You know where to find me.

Jesus. Shit.

Oh, my God.


Why do you think he did this? Why did Victor do this?

Honest to God, I don't know.

I think he was obsessed with...

...what he perceived our life to be...

...that something was missing in his life and he wanted it.

And if he couldn't have it, then he was going to destroy it.

I don't know why you're going hunting again. It's just creepy.

Well, I have to prepare for the governor's hunting trip, honey.

All right, I want you to hold this now. Oh, it's heavy.

Now place the stock inside your shoulder nice and tight.

Put your chin right on the stock there.

Now I want you to aim. See that big tree right over there by the boathouse?

Yeah. Why don't you imagine that's the deer?

Okay.

Imagine that's the deer, okay? Okay.

Can you see it through the sight? Uh-huh.

Imagine it. All right, now, the important thing when you're hunting...

...is to understand what the prey is thinking.

Probably thinking you're dressed pretty silly.

That's not what the deer is thinking. What is it thinking, then?

The deer thinks about three things. One, food.

Two, "Am I in danger?" And three, making baby deer.

Now, put the gun up again. Look down the scope.

And remember, with this rifle, you only get three shots before you need to reload.

Okay. Okay?

But the key is to keep the deer calm, okay?

And then when you're ready to fire, you take a deep breath...

...place your finger on the trigger...

...and...

Bam!

Oh, my God. Oh, sorry, honey.

Jake.

Goddamn it. Sorry, honey.

I'll get it.


Come on in. Get out of the rain.

You should not have come to my work.

You should not be calling me, and you should definitely not reach out to me at home.

Come on, I was just having fun. I mean, how are you ever gonna forgive me?

Stop it. I just came here so that you would know that this is over.

This has to stop. Let's just grab a drink. Come on.

I don't want a drink. Victor, I want you to understand that this is over.

Why are you doing this?

Why am I doing this? It's 'cause I love you. You need to let it go. Okay? It's over!

We have something special, Veronica. I mean, don't you feel that?

This is once-in-a-lifetime stuff. I will not let you destroy my marriage!

Destroy your marriage? He cheated on you. You cheated on him. But why'd he cheat?

Why'd you cheat? Why are you here? I mean, come on. Just think about it.

Just come. Come look. I have a surprise for you.

Just one little surprise, all right? And then I'm leaving.

All right, then you can leave.

Come on.

That's how you see me?

Veronica, you're consuming my thoughts. I mean, all I do is think about you.

You don't like... you don't like it? I mean, you say you want to help people...

...but it seems that you're hellbent on trying to hurt me.

The last thing I wanted to do was hurt anybody, especially you.

All I do is think about different ways I can kill myself.

Don't say that, Victor. If I did, it'd be your fault.

You understand that, right? I can help you.

With the proper treatment and maybe some medication, you'll feel more balanced.

I don't want any more medication or treatments!

I want you! You is what I want!

That is not possible! Why?

Because you can't, and now I'm gonna leave. Okay, Victor?

You need to accept that. I'm leaving! No, you're not. I want you. I want you.

You can't have me. No. Okay, listen to me. You're my soul mate.

You're part of me now. Stop fighting me. No, I'm not your soul mate. I'm not!

Let me go! Let me go or I'm gonna scream! Scream! Scream.

Stop it! Stop it!

Stop it, stop it, stop it, please.

I love you, not him. He doesn't give a shit about you.

You can't see love until it's looking at you in the face. Look at me.

I love you. Please let me go, Victor.

Stop, stop! Stop, Victor! Stop it, stop it! Please, don't do this! Please!

Tell me you love me! Just tell me you love me! Say it! Say it!

Stop! Stop! Stop! Please say it! I need to hear it!

I love you.

And when did you first learn...

...about the danger in him?

A short while after I had purchased the sculpture...

...and in such a way kind of, um...

...in some way involved Victor in our lives tangentially.

A good friend and colleague of mine called...

...who had treated him before at the VA hospital for...

...emotional and mental issues...

...perhaps relating to his time in the service, perhaps not...

...and warned me that she felt he was developing a dangerous obsession...

...with Jake and our family.

And that came as a complete surprise to me...

...but I really didn't think that it would lead to anything, you know?

You sometimes develop political stalkers.

You have people who become obsessed with you, but they don't...

Wait, wait. The moment your colleague says that he's obsessed with you...

...you don't call the cops at first?

He made me feel like anything could happen, you know? It was so...

I haven't felt that way in such a long time that...

...I guess I just wanted male attention. I don't know. It was stupid.

I'm really scared, Harper.

I think you need to tell Jake and go to the police.

I can't risk the press finding out. I mean, it could derail Jake's campaign.

I mean, he's in enough scandal already.

Is there any way that I could see your files?

Is there any history of aggressive behavior or anything like that?

Anything you need. What if you put down in writing...

...that he's obsessed with me and my family and that he's made threats to me and Jake?

Yes, and I already have that he has a potential violent streak.

Okay, that's good.

So if he does anything more, we can just use your records to have him committed...

...which will buy us some time until at least after the election.

I'm gonna add all this into the file, okay?

But you have to promise me to stay away from that guy.

Don't respond to him. Don't acknowledge him.

And for God's sake, don't see him again ever.

That's the worst possible thing you can do with a guy like that, all right?

Okay.

Okay. Thank you.

We're gonna get through this.

It's gonna be okay.

Well, you have to assess whether this is someone who presents any threat...

...to your family or not, and I honestly, at the time, I didn't...

...didn't know the level of his obsession.

You know, there are people that want to get your autograph.

There are people that want to wear your clothes.

There's other people that want to kill you. I did not realize he was the the latter.

Hey, honey. What are you doing down here?

Hey, Victor, this is my wife, Ronnie.

We met down at the range, and, man, can this guy shoot.

What an eye. Bullseye every time.

Army was good for one thing.

And I told him all about our plumbing problems down here at the boathouse...

...and guess what. He offered to fix it for free. How cool is that?

Very.

Sorry, but have we met before?

I don't think so.

No, I think we have. I think at...

...the art benefit a couple weeks ago. You bought my sculpture.

Wait, wait, the one in the living room?

That piece? That's yours? That's me.

Oh, man, I love that. That's awesome. Thanks.

Yes. Oh, okay.

Hey, what's going on? Hey, sweetheart.

Victor, this is our daughter, Lizzy. Lizzy, Victor.

Hey, you remember you wanted to get some more art classes?

You know that piece in the living room, the torso with the TV set?

Uh-huh. That's Victor's.

No way. That's a great piece. Thank you.

Hey, maybe you could invite her down to your studio for some classes.

I'd love that. No, she's got so much...

...on her plate already with dance and school. Honey, I don't think it's a good idea.

Oh, we can fit it in the schedule. Don't worry about it, all right?

You just let me know if you change your mind. I'll leave you to your family.

Thanks, Victor. Appreciate it. Thanks for the help.

I'll see you at the range. You want me to grab that?

I got it. I got it. Yeah, man. Thanks. You got it? Good night.

Bye. Bye. Take care, man.

What a great guy.

Veronica, what a pleasant surprise.

Oh, fuck! Fuck you!

I'm part of your family now, all right? You're gonna have to accept that!

No, you are not, and you never will be!

Come on, you're mine now. You're... oh, fuck!

Veronica.

Veronica.

Veronica.


Veronica.

Veronica.

Veronica, Veronica.

Veronica, Veronica, Veronica.

I'm sorry. Are you okay?

Sorry.


You destroy my life, I destroy yours.

Please, I'll give you money.

I'll give you a lot of money if you just leave me alone.

Please, you can focus on your art. You can go back to school.

You could do whatever... You rich fucking bitch.

Think you can buy and sell people?

You don't own me. I didn't mean it that way. I'm really sorry.

I didn't mean it that way. I'm just... I don't want to have to hurt you but...

...you're leaving me no choice here. You don't have to hurt me.

You don't have to hurt me. I love you.

Help! Help! Help me!

Help me! Help me!


What the fuck, huh? What kind of maniac would sink a boat?

Oh, my God, it's so crazy.

It's, like, ten feet underwater. It looks like a pirate ship.

Yeah, I've never seen my dad this angry before.

I don't know why I find this so funny.

Lizzy! Lizzy, can you get over here, please?

Yeah, my dad's yelling at me. I got to run.

See you tonight? Can't wait.


Hey, Councilman and Mrs. Simon.

What is it?

I don't know. I... I'm a little off tonight.

We won't stay long. I promise, okay?

Okay. All right.

Thank you.

Jake, Veronica, perfect timing. Hey, Neil. How are you?

You remember Richard and Mary Thompson? Hi, Mary. How you doing?

Richard, how you doing? Nice to see you.

Veronica, you're looking amazing as always.

Isn't she? She's beautiful. And the Pattersons, Keith and Jenny.

Hey, Jake, great to see you. How are you? Hey, Jenny, how have you been?

You have to tell us your secret. Veronica.

Doesn't she? Yeah, absolutely.

It's the toxins I worry about.

So are you really going on the governor's hunting trip? How do I get that invite?

Be more important.

Be important, he says.


What?

Who were you talking to?

I was talking to John. John, this is my friend Veronica.

Veronica, John. Oh, hi, Veronica.

Are you okay? Yeah.

Yeah. I was just paranoid. Good to meet you. I'll see you later.

Okay. Have fun.

You look beautiful. You too.

Dr. Simon, I hope you're enjoying your new sculpture.

Hey!

Monday morning, in the office, you and me.

Excuse me one second. Yeah, honey, what is it?

I'm just feeling a little sick. I don't think I can stay here much longer.

Listen, honey, I think I got Bill on the hook for half a mil for the campaign.

Just give me five minutes, okay? Okay.

Yeah, I'm telling you, next Tuesday, I booked the courts...

Oh, God. Got to keep it together. Got to keep it together.

Honey? You okay?

You okay?

No, I'm not. I'm sorry. I'm really sick. Can we go home, please?

I don't want to stay here any longer. Okay? Thanks.

Neil, get the car. Is everything okay?

Yeah, it's fine. Just get the car. All right, okay.

Oh, Lizzy, come on.

Where are you, you pathetic piece of shit?

Come on out, you coward!

Oh, my God.


Oh, Jesus Christ.

Oh, no.

Oh, my God.


Veronica?

Go ahead, just finish it. Kill me.

I'm gonna tell him.

I'm gonna tell him everything about you and me and Lizzy!

Everything!

If you were the last man on Earth, I would never love you!

I hate you!

You deserve to spend the rest of your pathetic life alone.


I just have a really bad feeling right now. I don't want to be alone.

You're not alone. You're with Lizzy. Girl time.

I know, but I really need to talk to you about something.

We have to get going, Jake. Okay, I'll be right there.

Can we talk later? I don't want to keep the governor waiting.

I just wish that this trip was not this weekend.

You know how important this is to my campaign.

Lizzy, come say goodbye, honey.

Have a great trip, Daddy.

All right, look after Mom while I'm away. Sure thing.

Wow, someone's finally in a good mood.

What? What is it?

It's nothing. Nothing. Just... just be really, really careful, okay?

Be really, really safe. And then you come back as fast as you can.

Honey, you worry too much, okay?

I'm gonna be fine. I'll text you as soon as I get there, okay?

Okay.

Pick up.

Jake! Jake! Jake, wait! Jake!

Jake! Jake! Jake!

Come on, Jake. Why aren't you picking up?

Oh, damn it.

Pick up!

Knock much?

Where did you find those? Who took those?

None of your business. Tell me.

My boyfriend. What boyfriend?

Victor, my boyfriend. We're dating, all right?

Oh, this can't be happening. He loves me, Mom.

You have no idea what you're talking about. He is a very dangerous person.

He's not dangerous. He treats me like a princess.

Why haven't you told me anything about this? Why haven't you said anything?

Well, you've been acting so weird lately. I figured you'd get all mad and everything.

I guess I was right. Do you even know how old he is?

I mean, this is statutory rape. Oh, my God. Mom, he didn't rape me.

Why are you making such a big deal about this? Dad likes him.

Dad doesn't like him as your boyfriend.

Why would you let someone take pictures of you like this?

I mean, what if they fall into the wrong hands?

There is nothing wrong with these pictures. They're art, Mom.

This is insane. Did you have sex with him?

Why do you hate me so much? I don't hate you. I love you, Lizzy.

I'm trying to protect you. Did he have sex with you?

Just leave me alone, all right?

Get out!

Hey, Charlotte. It's Veronica. I'm so sorry it's so early...

...but I have a bit of an urgent situation.

Do you know where the boys are staying?

Okay, can you text that to me? Thank you so much.

We want to thank you for getting up at the crack of dawn...

...and taking time away from your Senate campaign...

...to come out here and join us, Jake. Thank you, Governor.

I definitely needed the break. You remember my campaign manager, Neil Bolan?

Hell yeah, I sure do. How are you, Neil? Good. I volunteered for you in '07.

That's right, you did, and we sure gave 'em what for, didn't we?

We certainly did. This is my good friend Victor.

Former army, best shot I've ever seen. Oh!

Big fan of yours, sir. Well, that's always good to hear.

Always nice to meet a fellow vet. Likewise.

Gentlemen, what do you say we split it up into teams and make this interesting?

Put some money on it. Sure, so long as Victor's on my team.

Hey, Jake. Here, why don't you take Marcus too?

He'd be a hell of an asset to your campaign. Plus, he could use the practice.

Hell, if this kid's as good a shot as you say he is...

...I got to handicap you some kind of way.

All right, you can have Bill, and now we're even.

Hey, now, come on. So what's the wager, Governor?

Well, what do you say we make it a thousand?

Are you sure about that? 'Cause our team is unbeatable.

Yeah, thanks to your secret weapon.

Everyone's got to have one, Governor. Son, you sound more and more...

...like a senator every day.

Just remember what our esteemed former governor Edwin Edwards used to say...

"Hell, the only way they could stop you now, is if they found you in bed...

...with a dead girl or a live boy."

All right, gentlemen, come on. The hunt is on.

Cheers!

Jake, please call me back. Please, it's urgent.

Damn it.

You start sculpting before or after the service?

Mostly after.

I have no artistic bone in my body whatsoever.

My wife complains I haven't tried, but trust me, it isn't there.

Don't worry about that, Jake. There are very few artists in the Senate anyway.

There's definitely some bullshit artists, that's for sure.

Guess that makes us all Picassos.

So, Victor, as an artist, you must get a lot of girls, right?

I do all right. There anyone special?

There's one I can't get my mind off of. Oh, yeah?

Yeah. She's funny, smart, beautiful, and everything you could want.

Lucky man. Yeah, lucky man.

Sorry, guys. My asthma's really getting to me.

All the allergens up here.

Maybe I should call a doctor. There's no cell service out here.

Yeah, you're right about that.

All right, uh...

...I'll stay here with Marcus, and you guys go on ahead. We'll catch up.

You sure? Yeah, yeah.

Okay. This way.

Jake!

Jake!


Can I ask you a personal question?

Did you cheat on your wife?

You know, the press will say anything these days.

But I won't lie to you.

There are times when I miss the freedom of youth.

Why not start over?

Yeah. Now there's a thought.

Jake!

Jake! Where are you?

It'd be humiliating to come back completely empty-handed.

Can't believe we haven't seen anything.


Watch out, Jake!

Ronnie?

Victor...

...what are you doing? I think you should ask your wife.

Victor.

What's he talking about? What are you doing here?

Victor. Victor, please put down the gun.

Not until you tell him.

Come on, Victor.

Look, Victor, put the gun down, all right?

We're all adults here. Let's talk...

Don't move!

Tell him!

Tell me what?

Jake...

...I, uh... Jake, honey, uh...

I, uh...

I and Victor... We're in love, Jake.

Look, I'm sorry to break it to you out here, buddy.

That's not true.

Did you fuck him?

It's not like that. It's not. It's exactly like that!

You loved every second of it.

Is it true, Ronnie?

It this true? Jake, honey...

Just answer the goddamn question! Yes or no?

Yes. Fuck!

I didn't mean to. It was just a weekend fling. It meant nothing.

You know that I love you. Why are you lying to him?

Stop pointing a gun at my husband, you fucking maniac!

All right, you know what? You goddamn son of a bitch.

Put the gun down. Let's go, you and me. Come on.

You decided to man up. Yeah.

You don't have the balls to do this. Oh, yeah?

You can't satisfy your wife. Come on, guys.

No, don't do this. He's really dangerous.

You fucking interns? Is that what's going on?

Oh, no. No, Jake, please. Huh? Come on. That's all you got, huh?

Maybe you're fucking some college boy. Is that it?

Stop! Stop it!

Stop it! Stop it!

What are you doing? Don't you move...

...or I will shoot you in the head!

Honey, can you get up and walk to me?

Yeah.

You fucking asshole.

I'm gonna keep this gun trained on him until we figure out what to do.

How could you do this to us? To me and Lizzy? How?

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I made a mistake, but we can't let it destroy everything.

Victor is obsessed with us. He's unstable.

He's obsessed with our whole family, even Lizzy. Harper has the evidence.

Bullshit! You convinced him...

...to let you come on this hunting trip so that you could hurt him or kill him!

So what are you gonna do, shoot me? It would look like a hunting accident.

What... what are you talking about?

Think about it. Seriously?

He's not gonna stop until we get rid of him.

Honey, just think about this.

You think about it.

Hey, what's going on? Did you guys bag a deer?

Veronica, what are you doing here?

I tried to call his cell, but I guess there's no reception.

There's been an accident. Yeah, my mom, she, uh... she fell down.

She's all right, but I should really... really get back to town.

What the hell happened to your face? Where's Victor?

Victor and I... we had a disagreement. That's not funny.

No, no. It turns out he's... he's not as big a supporter as I thought.

He headed back to camp. Yeah, you know, boys will be boys.

I married a tough guy.

Let's, uh... let's go back and find the governor and thank him for the trip, huh?

Yeah. Yeah. Yeah.

Okay, you're gonna want to clean that up, huh?


I can't believe you fucked that fucking psycho.

I mean, how could you? Really? Listen, we have worse problems.

What could be fucking worse than this? Look in my purse. Look in my purse.

What? What's in your purse?

What the fuck is this? Victor's targeting Lizzy.

What the fuck? You fucking let this guy fuck our daughter?

You introduced them! You practically pushed her into his arms!

Oh, it's my fault now? Why don't you go take lessons?

Take art lessons at the psycho's house! You fucked this psycho and it's my fault...

...he's fucked our daughter... all right, stop the car. Stop the fucking car.

Pull over! Where's my fucking phone? That's it... I'm calling the fucking cops!

You can't call them. What are you gonna say to them?

I'm gonna tell them this motherfucker raped our daughter!

Do you know what that's gonna do to her? Ronnie, knock it off!

Why don't we go with your private security idea? Can you just get off the phone?

Just hear me out. You can call them back if you don't agree.

What if we hire a private security team, like you suggested...

...and then if he comes after us, they take care of him, discreetly.

It's done, and she's safe.

She's the best thing we ever did, and we got to take care of her.

All right, go ahead. Drive, go ahead. Okay.

We'll go with your plan. But if I find this guy first...

...I'm gonna blow his brains out! And it's not gonna be a hunting accident either.

Great.

Victor, what are you doing here? I just needed to see you, all right?

What's going on? Tell me you love me.

I love you. Tell me you love me.

I love you.

You love me? Yes, of course.

Trust me, then. I'm getting you away from here. I'm gonna keep you safe.

Victor, you're scaring me. Look, everything's fine.

Lizzy?

Lizzy? I'll check upstairs.

Lizzy?

Lizzy?

Jake, he's got her! They're headed to the boathouse!

Lizzy! Lizzy!

No, Jake! Put the knife down!

I'll kill her. You understand? Stop, Victor! Let her go! Let her go!

Back up! Let her go, please.

This is your fault. Don't do anything to her. Don't hurt her.

Put the gun down or I'll slit her throat! I swear to God, I'll kill you.

Jake, stop it! Jake, put the gun down. Let her go.

Put the gun down. You understand me? Lizzy. Please. Oh, my God.

Put the gun down, Jake! Put the gun down! All right, all right!

He's gonna kill her! Okay, don't hurt her.

All right, all right. I'm putting it down, okay?

Putting it down. Don't hurt her.

Gun's down, all right? Victor...

All right? Back up. Back up! Back up!

Back up! All right, just be cool.

Don't do anything. Okay, okay.

Daddy!

You killed him!

No! No! No!

I'm sorry. I'm sorry. I had to do it.

Oh, my God. Mom!

Please, leave her alone. Just stay away from us!

Don't do any more, please. We don't want any more bloodshed, right?

It's not what you want. This isn't you. You didn't mean to do that.

I know you didn't. I didn't want to!

Look at her. She did nothing wrong. She's a good girl.

I loved you, and you just threw me away like trash! I loved you!

I'm sorry. I'm truly sorry.

Look what you've done! Look what you've done to your girl!

You were right about everything you said about us. We're not good.

We've hurt a lot of people, both of us. But not her.

Lizzy's good. Her heart is pure. She never did anything to you.

You lied to me. I know, and I'm sorry.

But please don't make her suffer for that.

She loves me! You don't love me! She loves me!

I do love you. Please let her go. Let me take her place.

You can do anything to me. You can kill me, I don't care. Just let her go.

So let me come to you. Let me come to you. I love you.

No! Come here. Come here, sweetheart.

Come on. No, no, no!

Okay, okay, okay.

I'm so sorry. I'm so sorry.

I loved you. All I wanted was your love.

I know, but I see the hurt boy inside, and you didn't deserve so much pain.

I'm not gonna abandon you anymore. Promise me you won't abandon me.

'Cause I love you. I love you. I know your heart is good.

Tell me you love me. I love you. We don't need this anymore.

We don't need this anymore. You don't need that.

I love you, and I want to be with you if you'll have me.

Can we go away together? Can we run away?

Let's go change our lives. We'll go start over anywhere.

We'll be anything we want to be, all right?

I love you. Let's go. Let's go. Get on the boat.

Be careful. Don't fucking leave me. I won't leave you. I won't.

Don't leave me. Don't. I won't. I won't leave you.

Lizzy?

Oh, my God.

Lizzy.

Mama did this, okay? Not you. Mama shot him, all right?

That's what we're gonna tell everybody. This is not on you. I'm so sorry.

I'm so sorry.

If you had the opportunity right now...

...what would you say to Victor...

...the killer of your husband?

That's a little scary for me.

I haven't done that yet.

I suppose that might be healing in some fashion to address him.

Uh...

...I would want him to know...

...the value of the person that he took off the face of this Earth.

I would want him to know what Jake was...

...and what he took away from our daughter.

But I'm trying in my heart to forgive him.

It's a slow process because, you know...

...we can never take back what has happened.

Um...

...but I would want him to know that I don't see him...

...as entirely to blame and that...

...there is help and there is redemption possible for everyone...

...and that one day, I hope that...

...that he heals and that he...

...can find his own happiness in some fashion, you know?

That he gets the proper treatment he needs and...

...and moves on from this just as we hope that we can move on from this.

You suffered in more ways than any of us can imagine...

...and yet through this tragedy, you honor Jake's memory.

You continued the campaign that he began.

You won the election...

...and you became United States Senator of the state of Louisiana.

Let's show that clip from the acceptance speech.

First, I stood up...

...to my husband's killer...

...to protect my family.

And now I will stand up for you...

...to protect yours.

I will use my position...

...to honor...

...the memory of my husband...

...and the memory of all of those lost to violence...

...in our state. Thank you very much.

Well, I know that this was not an easy interview.

The public has been wanting to hear this personal side of the story from you...

...for a long time, and I can't thank you enough for giving me that opportunity...

...to get to know you, to hear your story, and to be inspired by you.

Thank you so much.

Well, thank you, Senator Veronica Simon...

...mother, doctor...

...leader, survivor.

Thank you. Thank you.

And thank you for watching.

Bernard, you got a visitor.


How have you been, Victor?

Saw you on TV.

Congratulations.

Thank you.

So what now?

I came to see how you're holding up.

That's not what you're gonna tell the reporters waiting outside, is it?

You're gonna tell them you came here to forgive me...

...that I'm not an evil person, that I'm a victim.

You are a victim of a system that failed you.

You targeted me.

Excuse me?

You devised a plan, and I was your puppet.

I got issues, and you manipulated me.

And why would I do that? Jake's sagging poll numbers.

Your own political ambition. The emptiness in your heart.

Betrayal. Pain.

Loneliness.

I don't know...

...but you had Doc Harper adjust my records, showing my obsession with you.

I was former military, and you're the one who told me about Jake.

You told me I'd find him at the range.

You knew he'd invite me on the hunting trip as soon as he saw me shoot.

And you knew that I'd kill him so that we could be together.

The thing I can't figure out is, why'd you stop me?

Why'd you come to the forest?

It's 'cause you found out about Lizzy and I, right?

That wasn't part of your plan, was it?

But you got what you wanted, didn't you, Senator? You won.

I lost my husband.

My daughter lost her father. And I'm in here!

You had to feel something for me. Tell me you felt something, please.

Just tell me you felt something. You had to feel something.

What I feel for you is extreme pity...

...that you're not following your treatment, that you're not compliant...

...and that you continue to delude yourself with this ridiculous fantasy...

...that somehow you had a relationship with me...

...some kind of relationship and some absurd murder plot.

The sooner you debunk yourself of these fantasies...

...the sooner you will be on your way to recovery.

You did this to me. Tell me the truth. You did this to me.

I'm sorry, Victor. This is goodbye.

Veronica, tell me the truth. Tell me the truth.

Tell me the truth!

Veronica, tell me the truth!