Killing Daddy (2014) Script

Farid Morocco

♪ The lady wears a mask ♪

♪ But it don't hide the pain ♪

♪ The lady wears a mask ♪

♪ But it don't hide the pain ♪

♪ A victim of the past ♪

♪ Another link in the chain ♪

♪ I'm slidin' down with just one kiss ♪

♪ How did I find a woman like this ♪

♪ There's no way you can sing to her level ♪

♪ Stay away, she's the devil ♪

Order up, Philly cheese steak!

Callie? I said order up! Philly cheese steak.

Philly what? (sighs)

Hi. Thanks, sweetie.

Callie? I need to talk to you for a moment.

Come to my office.

Take a seat. Ooh.

Closed door session, huh? I've only been here a week and you're already giving me a raise?

Look, I know it's a tough job and that I don't pay the best wages, but that doesn't give anyone the right to steal from me.

What? No, n-n-no. I would never. You know what?

It's probably Darlene. Or Hector. I bet it's Hector.

He seems shady to me... Enough with the act, Callie.

You know that big clock out there?

It does more than just tell time.

You never told me there was a camera in there.

That kinda defeats the purpose of surveillance, don't it?

I'm not going to call the cops. I just want you to leave.

You're fired.

Go on. Get out of here.

Shit... Stupid...

Yeah, hidden camera... You probably put one in the ladies room too, you pervert.

Of course it's snowing.


Hey. Carl? There's something wrong with my key card.

Sorry, Callie. I can't let you in until you settle up for last week's rent. Hey, I tell you what.

Why don't you fix my card, let me get in and freshen up, and then you can come by in a little bit and we can... discuss it further? Give me 10 minutes?

Beep! Beep! Bing!

Ten minutes.

(knocking) I said ten minutes, Carl!

Come on, Callie. Open the door.

Jake?

Open up, Callie! I need to talk to you.

Alright, yeah, just give me 10 minutes, OK? I'm naked.

Nothing I haven't seen before, Callie. Would you open the door?

OK, OK! Just give me 10 minutes.

Callie! Jake, just hold on.

One second. Come on, Callie. Open the DOOR!

Callie, wouldya open the door?! What the hell are you doing?

I told you, she owes me money! Yeah, well, she owes me money too, that doesn't mean you have to bust up hotel property.

You either open the door up or I'm knocking it down.

OK? Do you understand? Who do you think you are?

I'm going to kick it in. You're acting crazy.

That's none of your business, get the hell off of me!

Back off! You need to calm down, man.

Callie, open up! Damnit! Stop slamming on that door.

Don't tell me what to do! You know what? That's it. I'm calling the cops.

They can arrest both of you, far as I'm concerned. No you don't... come here!

♪ It's the great escape It's the great escape ♪

♪ It's the great escape ♪ Callie. Callie!

Callie! That's my truck! Hey Callie, wait!

WAIT! Hey Callie! Callie! ♪ It's the great escape ♪

♪ It's the great escape ♪

♪ And I fall without fear and I fall without fear ♪

♪ And I fall without fear Fear, fear fear ♪

♪ And it's the great escape, it's the great escape ♪

♪ It's the great escape ♪

♪ And I fall without fear and I fall without fear ♪

♪ And I fall without fear ♪

N-n-no. No no no.

(Callie sighs.)

Ugh...

Pffff

Rgh!

Come on!

Liberty bell.

Damn you, Philadelphia.

Damn.

OK, fine.

♪ ♪

(ringing)

Operator. What city, please? Philadelphia.

Collect call from Callie Ross. Will you accept the charges?

Of course. Oh, thank God.

Callie? Is that you?

Yeah. Yeah, it's me.

Oh, Callie, where are you calling from?

Emma, listen...

I need to come home. Yes, of course you do.

Callie, it's your father. He's in the hospital.

He had a stroke six weeks ago.

Callie, please calm down. I'M NOT going to calm down!

That is enough!

You need to learn how to stand on your own two feet.

You need to learn to take responsibility...

Oh, so you're cutting me off? Is that what you're saying?

I am offering you an opportunity.

Hanover has offered to take you in, to train you.

If you're not going to go to school, you need to have something that you can fall back on besides me.

What? Are you kidding me? I deserve everything you have ever given me. Callie?

You control yourself. You're beginning to sound just like your mother... Don't you say it!

Don't you say it.

I'll be there as soon as I can. Oh, great.

But I'm gonna need you to do a little favour for me, first.

Sure, what do you need?

You know what? Fine. If you don't want me here, I will go. I will leave. Callie...

Why does everything have to go from one extreme to the other with you? No, don't. Stay away from me.

I'm just trying to help you.

I know...

That it's my fault you're like this.

I've indulged you. No! God!

I hate you. I hate you.

And I always have.

(Emma gasps.)

Callie.

Hello, Emma. It's been a long time.

It's god to see you again.

Where've you been, Callie?

What have you been doing for the last few years?

Pfff... God. I've just been around.

Arkansas, Texas... I just came from Independence, Missouri.

But that's not important. How... Wh... How's Dad?

He can't move and he can't talk. and any movement he does have is involuntary, but... but he's in there, you know? You can see he's still present.

Well. I mean, do y... do we think he's going to be OK?

He could make a major recovery, he could have another stroke at any minute, or he could just stay the way he is for the rest of his life.

Laura's been coming on the weekends to see him, keep him company. She should be here in a few hours, she's looking forward to seeing you.

What are you doing here? Emma called me while you were packing up. She said you were upset...

Oh, of course. So she sends Little Miss Perfect to talk some sense into the bad seed? Is that it?

I'm not here to talk you out of anything.

Well good, because you can't. I just...

I just wanted to say goodbye and to let you know that I'm here for you, OK?

And if you ever need anything, anything at all...

You're still my baby sister... Half sister.

And are you sure that actually wanna...

I am not staying in this house with him, Laura. OK?

You don't understand. You have always been the favourite.

Oh come on, Callie. You know that's not true...

You have a real mom. Not the memory of a dead one.

If you really want to help me you will take me to the bus station.

OK.

Fine.

Let's just try to look forward for now. You know?

Not be distracted by the past.

OK, Emma. I'll try.

(Emma): We've got a surprise visitor for you.

Dad...

I'm sorry I didn't come earlier.

I didn't know.

Is it OK, could I have a minute alone with him?

Oh yes, of course you can, honey. I'll be right outside.

I bet you're surprised to see me, huh?

You know... I went months without hearing the word Philadelphia.

And then yesterday I kept seeing it and hearing it over and over again. I knew it meant something.

You would have told me that I was seeing things.

That I was crazy. Like you always did.

But the universe was trying to tell me something.

So I listened. And now here we are.

I'm not going to lie to you - you were right.

It's tough out there. And the last three years of my life have sucked.

No matter how bad it was. No matter how many creeps and perverts I had to deal with, it was still better than what you put me through.

All I ever wanted was a chance to return some of the pain that you gave to me.

But you were always the one in control.

The one with the money and the lawyers.

The one with the explanation for everything.

And I was just... the lost little girl with the dead mommy and a lithium prescription.

Oh, but we're in a much different position now.

Now I'm a grown woman with a dead mother and a clear mind.

And you're a man who can't explain anything to anyone.

I like this position much, much better.

I'm back, Daddy.

And I'm the one with the power, now.

How does it feel?

What are you doing?

What are you thinking? What is wrong with you?

Oh, don't pretend to care. You're my daughter!

Of course I care if you're hurting yourself.

Why? Because your friends might find out? They might find out that your perfect little world isn't so perfect?

What are you talking about? That you turned your daughter into a cutter? Maybe you should just lock me up somewhere, maybe you should just ignore me until I disappear like what you with Mom!

Have you been taking your medicine?

Medicine is supposed to heal people, not turn them into zombies!

Those pills are keeping you from destroying yourself! No, those pills are what's destroying me.

(intercom): The owner of a blue minivan parked in front of the emergency, please...

Hey, big sis.

Callie?

Callie. It's been so long. I missed you.

Look at you, you're beautiful as always.

Good afternoon, Ladies.

Any news, doctor? Well, no news is probably the best news I can give you right now, Ms. Granger.

Mr. Ross' condition hasn't changed and there's no reason to keep him here anymore. Oh, I'm so glad.

The house feels so empty without him.

I still have some concerns about your reluctance to get a full-time caretaker. Taking care of Mr. Ross in this condition is quite the undertaking.

And I assume all the proper arrangements have been made?

Yes, yeah. We're just waiting on your permission.

Well, consider it granted.

And uh, please, don't hesitate to call if you need anything.

That's great news, Dad! Bet you're ready to get out of here, huh? Yeah, Dad. That's great news.

Leave it up to Dad to not let a stroke keep him down.

Tough guy. I can't believe you're here, Callie.

It's so great to see you again.

I think your Dad needs his rest so why don't we go back to the house and get something to eat, hm?

Um, Laura, why don't you take Callie and I'll see you there.

Sure, Emma. OK, see you in a little bit.

OK.

Nice wheels. I guess the business is doing well.

I'm doing OK.

I mean, it's a lot of hard work but the line has been getting some good press and I just got picked up by some major retailers this season.

Yeah, no, I know. I read the magazine article.

I mean, you left in such a state.

And no one has heard from you in so long.

I tried calling you, but your number was disconnected.

I just thought... you didn't want to have anything to do with any of us. No, I...

I thought about calling, I did. Especially when times were rough, but you know me. I'm stubborn.

Plus I didn't... I didn't want him to think That I had failed out there. Well, the past is the past.

I know that you and Dad always butted heads, but...

Hopefully some good will come of this tragedy.

Oh, here, Emma. Let me. Oh, thank you, honey.

We converted your old bedroom into a guest room, so, just make yourself at home. Laura, do you want to help me make some lunch? You're probably both starving.

Oh sure, Emma.

(Emma): How do chicken sandwiches sound?

(Laura): Sure. (Emma): Oh, there's also potato salad in the fridge. Oh, that's with egg.

(Emma): I hate egg. Should I grab the mustard mayo, too? (Emma): That'd be great, Please do.

Ahh! Callie. Callie! It's OK!

Callie, you're all right! Her pills, Emma.

Get them. Hurry!

(Emma): Callie, Aren't you joining us?

Yeah, I'll be there in a minute.

(Emma): Sounds like it's been difficult, Calista.

You'd be surprised what you can get used to.

But honestly, it's not even that bad, it's just boring.

It's not like living in the city.

Or owning your own fabulous company.

It's not nearly as glamorous as you think it is.

Laura. If business calls, I'm perfectly capable...

Nonsense. I insist on staying at least until Dad gets back and settled. No but you could be back in the city and running your studio in three hours.

It will be crazy for you when Dad gets here. I can handle everything.

An ambulance service is going to bring your father here with a home care nurse. She's going to help me get everything set up and she'll be on call if I need extra help.

Well, what about me? I can help.

Wow. Thank you for the looks of confidence.

Seriously, I've learned to do some heavy lifting in the last couple years.

And if you must know, I don't really have much of a choice, right now. Well...

Of course, Callie. This is still your home.

Alright. Well, then you have nothing to worry about, Laura.

OK, well call me if you need anything and you'll be here when I get back, right? Because we still have a lot of catching up to do. Oh don't worry. I'll be here.

I'm not going anywhere this time.

♪ Didn't give a damn about mine ♪

♪ I couldn't see, I was blind, and it hit me from behind ♪

♪ It had me blindsided, yeah ay ♪

♪ I was blindsided ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I bet you told them I was clingy ♪

♪ That you needed your space Yeah I bet it felt good ♪

♪ Yeah I bet it looked good on you ♪

♪ But you were blind and couldn't see ♪

♪ The difference between that and a girl who adored you ♪

♪ A girl who adooored you ♪

♪ Cause you had me blindsided Left me in the rain ♪

♪ Had me broken and bruised crying out your name ♪ My darling Calista.

Your hair is like silk, darling. It's beautiful.

Just like you, Mommy.


Mommy, what's wrong? Are you hurt?

Mommy?

Hey Frank, is this where it's goin'?

Yep.

Just move it over here. (sighs)

Now? OK, hold on a second.

Just get it in first. OK.

Oh! Hi, Callie, goodmorning. I thought the noise would've woken you an hour ago. Sorry. I sleep like a rock.

Oh, no need to apologize. I wish I could do that.

We've got a lot to do today... I made you some breakfast.

It's in the kitchen. It's probably cold.

Oh. Thanks, Emma... Oh! Please, please be careful with that. That's an antique. Here, just... yep.

(phone rings) Callie, can you get that?

Sure.

Hello?

Hell-o? (Click! Dial tone)

Right in here.

This is not your fault, George.

You did everything you could.

No, it's all your fault.

(Emma): Callie, can you help me out in here?

Coming!

That basically does it for the time being.

Feeding, bathing, changing... It's going to be a lot of work.

But between the two of you and periodic check-ups from myself or someone else from the Center He should be comfortable. He's in good hands.

I'm sure.

You have our number if there's any questions or concerns.

Thank you. Let me show you to the door.

I know what you're thinking.

But there's nothing you can do about it.

Emma can't possibly do all this gross stuff by herself, like wiping the drool off your face without a little bit of help. She needs me.

I can't get back everything you took from me.

But I can make you feel what I felt.

You and Laura and Emma.

You're all gonna feel my pain.

Well, let's get him better, get him out on the course, that's what he needs. Hello, Hanover.

...Callie? Hm!

My God, you look great! Thank you.

I hope you've been well. I've been fine.

I'm sure your father is happy to see you, too.

How about it, George? I just came by to check up on you, I know these... things are unpredictable, but George - he's a tough one.

He's got quite the will, this man.

Yeah. He does, doesn't he?

Quite the will...


(breathing heavily)


Callie? Oh.

Emma, you scared me.

I'm sorry, did I wake you? No. I just got up to check on your father.

What are you doing here in the middle of the night?

Oh, pff. I don't know.

You know, I just feel like it's been so long.

I feel like I don't even know Dad anymore...

I guess I was just trying to... I don't know.

You know, it's funny. He still keeps pictures of her.

Of all of us. Well, of course he does.

He loved your mother very much, Callie.

He loves you, too.

Pft. Well, thank you, Emma.

I'm gonna go to bed. I'll see you in the morning.

OK.

(George's voice): Housekeeper and friend, Emma Granger, I leave the lump sum of $100,000.

The house, applicable deeds, land, become the property of Emma Granger. The rest of my worldly assets, including investments and financial assets to my eldest daughter, Laura. And to my daughter Calista, I leave the sum of $85,000. You son of a bitch...

(George's voice): To Emma Granger, I leave the lump sum of $100,000. The rest of my assets shall be divided equally between my two daughters, Laura and Calista.

(engine revs) ♪ ♪


William Hanover. Hey, it's Callie.

Hi. Is everything... OK? Yeah, listen.

I need to talk to you. All right.

I know it's frustrating.

But I'm here, I will always be here.

Ahem! Knock knock!

Callie! Dinner was delicious as usual, Emma. Oh, good. Thank you.

I just wanted to remind you that your show is about to start. You don't want to miss elimination round, do you?

I know that it's just a silly singing competition, but I'm addicted. What can I say?

Well, hey. Get down there, go watch it.

Oh, uh... My God, you deserve it.

I... I'll tuck Dad in, it's no problem.

Thank you, Callie. Thank you for the help.

'Course.

I knew it. I knew you two were hooking up.

I mean, why not, right? She cooks for you, she cleans for you, might as well take care of you in bed, too?

How long has this been going on? Hm?

Did you do this behind Mom's back?

Probably.

So that's why you're leaving Emma so much money in the will.

You're paying off your whore for years of service.

Ha! Ha!

I'm your daughter! And you just cut me out of the will like that? You leave everything to Laura?

And to the housekeeper? I'm worth less to you than some employee?

You know, you are the reason that I am like this.

All I ever wanted from you was love and you took that from me.

And you kept taking and taking and taking and taking!

You spent... your entire life ignoring us while you built your riches.

And now you're going to try to take that away from me, too?

No. I'm going to take your precious money.

And I'm going to destroy everything you ever loved.

And you can't stop me.

Alright.

Well...

You just lie here and think about that.

I've got a very important date tonight that I can't be late for.

Goodnight... Daddy.

♪ This is the first time ♪

♪ I, I'll ever be heard ♪

♪ Woah ho ho oh ♪ Wow, Callie. You look amazing.

Aw, thank you. ♪ The first time I'll ever ♪ Aren't those Laura's clothes?

♪ Be heard woah ho ho oh ♪ Um, yeah...

I didn't... I don't have anything nice, so I thought...

You don't think she'll mind, do you?

No. No, of course not.

But you didn't need to get all dressed just for me.

Actually, I called up a friend from high school.

We're going to meet for a drink. That's great.

Don't wait up for me. ♪ I'll ever be heard ♪


Hanover!

Callie! Hi. Thanks for coming.

Well... of course, Callie.

But, why the urgent call? Relax. First thing's first, I need a drink, so. Hi. Hi.

Can I please have a shot of Vodka?

OK.

You know what? Let's make it two.

Coming right up. No, no. I really shouldn't...

Oh my God. Come on, I insist. Besides I'm not taking no for an answer.

Mm!

Alright. Uh, now. Not that I don't enjoy sending time with a lovely woman, Callie. But...

What's this all about?

I don't know.

I know that I've been... trouble in the past.

But...

I've changed.

I really have. And...

I don't know. You're so smart and you never judged me.

I need some help. Nothing legal. Just, you know, some advice.

Someone I can talk to over a few drinks.

I hope you don't think I'm wasting your time.

Ah...

Well.

I've been looking after your family's finances for years now. So, I guess anything that you're concerned about falls under my jurisprudence.

So, tell me. What have you been doing the last year?

And how does it fit in to your life now?

You need an ear to bend? I'm... I'm here.

Well, that could take a while.

I'm going to need another drink. And think you'll need one, too.

No, no, no. No. I'm OK. (phone ringing)

Uh.

Callie... I'm a married man. You know that.

Mm-yeah.

That hasn't stopped me in the past.

(breathing)

Goodness. Hmm.

Where you going? It was fun, Hanover, but what do you want me to do? Stay here and cuddle?

Spend the night? I mean, you said it yourself: you're married. We should both get home.

Listen. Um.

Calista...

This was wonderful and you're an amazing girl, but...

It's OK. I get it. It'll be our little secret.

I'll see you around, Hanover.


Oh!

Shut it off.

Shut the car off.

How did you find me? I got a letter forwarded for you to my trailer about two months ago.

I wasn't about to give it to you.

But there was a phone number and I called it and guess who answered? Guess who answered, Callie?

I've been watching you, I've been keeping an eye on you.

I've been waiting to get you alone.

So here we are.

Where's my truck?

Where's my truck? I don't know, Jake.

It ran out of gas somewhere in Indiana.

I left it on the side of the road.

What do you care? Go steal another one.

I don't give a damn about the truck, Callie.

I give a damn about the ounce of meth that I stashed in the seat cushion!

So, yeah, yeah, yeah. So now, in addition to you owing me money, I've got a gang of pissed-off bikers who want my head.

You've been nothing but a pain in my ass since the day I met you.

OK, so here's what we're gonna do: you're get out and give me the keys to this. What?

I can get some money for it. No, it's not my car.

Well, then we'll go back to that mansion you live in, and you'll go and you'll get me my money.

I figured... with the meth and the truck and what you owe me, like, 10 G's should cover it. Jake, I don't have that kind of money. I can't get my hands on that kind of cash right now.

Well then I really don't know what we're doing here, Callie.

I really don't know what we're doing here.

Give me one good reason why I shouldn't just put you out of my misery right now. Just one good reason.

I got a better one. HUH?

I have a better idea. Yeah?

Yeah.

Gonna... give me one good reason, Callie.

No. I'll give you 25,000 good reasons.

How 'bout that, Jake?

25,000.

Oh, yeah?

OK. I'm listening. But you better talk fast.

OK. Now get your hands off my neck.

Hmm.

(footsteps)

There you are. Finally up.

Yeah. Late night. I'm sorry.

Oh that's fine. You seem like you're in a good mood today.

Oh, just thinking about the future, Emma.

Well, it's time to change your father. Can you help me?

Of course.

I've gotta get your dad fed.

Sure wish I could feed your father my soup instead of this.

Let me.

Oh, that's not necessary! Oh, no, no, no.

It's no problem at all. Please, you fed him for breakfast, you fed him for lunch. I can take care of him for dinner. It's the least I can do.

Thank you, Callie. Hey, maybe I'll take mine up there, I'll eat with him. Spend some quality time.

I'm sure he'd really like that.

Yeah. And hey, when I come back down, you wanna watch your show together? You can catch me up, we can split a bottle of wine. Girl's TV night?

Whaddya say? That sounds really fun.

It's really is nice having you home again, Callie.

You've grown into such a nice young woman.

Aww. Thank you, Emma.

I ll be back.

WAKE UP, Daddy! It's time for dinner!

Dinner for me, not for you.

Mmmm. You smell that?

It's Emma's famous soup. Your favorite dish.

Too bad you can't eat it yourself.

Mm! God that's good.

Oh my God, Dad. I had the best night last night.

I figured I'd tell you all about it.

You're such a good listener now.

First off, I got laid! (Drum roll sound.)

And while it wasn't the best I ever had, it definitely did the job. But I have to say, things got really interesting when I had a knife held to my throat. Yeah, I know. Not normally a good thing.

But... in this case it was.

Kinda made everything just... come together.

Like it was all meant to be...

Mmhm.

It's hot.

Mmm!

God, that's good.

You know? It's kind of incredible, the way I turned a negative into a positive like that.

Guess I got a mind for quick thinking.

Unfortunately a positive for me is a negative for you.

I think I've toyed with you enough.

It's time to move on to step two of the plan.

But, I can't do that with you still here.

You understand?

Hm?

Oh good, you do understand.

Well, now, I know what you're thinking.

If you die while you're under my care, Emma and everyone else will be very suspicious.

Except they won't be.

Because Emma is going to be my alibi.

Oh, I know that look.

You think I'm crazy? Hm? Is that it?

You think I'm crazy?

Well, if I am crazy, Daddy, I've got no one to blame but you.

How did he do? He ate it all!

Oh, good! Good.

He seems... he seems distressed. Is he OK?

Oh yeah, he's good.

Hey, let's get downstairs. Your show's about to start.

Oh. Daddy, I hope you enjoyed your meal. Let's let him rest.

Goodbye, Daddy.

Oh, just leave all that, Emma. I'm going to get us some wine.

Go inside and relax. Aw, really?

Yeah, of course. Oh, thank you.

'Course.

(show host): Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. for another night of America's favourite competition.

This evening, you'll hear from six performers each with a very different style.

First, we have... (applause)

♪ Oooh ♪

♪ The stairs are so long ♪

♪ you struggle to climb and be strong ♪

♪ Until your looks get to you if they only knew ♪ OK... Oh, thank you.

Now fill me in. Ha! Ha! OK.

(Click!)

See this girl here? Mm-hmm.

She's only 15 years old. She's from the middle of nowhere in Georgia. Oh! But, boy, can she sing!

♪ And truly understand ♪ Mm-hmm.

♪ We are your strongest fans ♪

♪ Courage you do not lag, together we have got your bag ♪ I love her dress. Whose?

Oh, well. They'll cut back to her, I'm sure.

♪ You're not alone in this race ♪

♪ Smiles have more pain than we know ♪

♪ See your cup half full when you're low ♪

♪ The dues you have paid if it makes you feel afraid ♪

♪ This is your chance to be brave ♪

♪ 'Cause you're an inspiration through and through ♪

♪ When you need someone to talk to ♪

♪ A friend who truly understands ♪

♪ We are your strongest fans ♪

♪ Courage, you do not lag ♪

♪ Together we've got your bag ♪

♪ Together we've... Together, together together we've ♪

♪ Together together together we've got your bag ♪ I want you to know it's not personal.

Maybe for your daughter it is, but not to me.

So just uh...

Just be cooperative. I'll be as gentle as I can.

♪ But I've seen the leaves fall ♪

♪ Too many times ♪ Oh, just a voice like an angel, that girl.

She's gonna be in the top two for sure. Oh.


More wine? Oh, no, I shouldn't...

Oh, come on, it's fine! ♪ Be someone else for ♪

♪ A little bit and I... ♪ Oh! I'm sorry. Oh, oh! Here, I better get that before it stains. No, no, no, no. I got it, I got it. Sit down, it was my fault.

(applause)

Callie, you'd better be on the level about this I swear to God. OK! Go! Go, go, go, go.

(show host): And once again, on behalf of all of us here at America's competition: thanks for watching, America.

I'm sorry about that, Emma. Oh no, honey. That's fine.

It was an accident. Oh, it's fine.

(show host): And don't forget to check us out online and keep on voting next week. Thank you and goodnight!

I can't believe the judges eliminated that sweet girl.

Well, that's competition for ya. Someone's gotta go.

Mm-yeah. I suppose.

Well, I'm off to bed. Yeah?

You? I think I'll hang around for a little longer. I'll finish this off.

OK. I'll see you in the morning.

Night!

(theme music playing)

(Emma): Ahhhh!

Now, let us bow our heads a final time and pray for a beloved father, husband, and friend, George Ross, before we accompany to the funeral service.

Our father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.

I-I'm sorry, I can't... Oh, honey...

(reverend): And deliver us from evil. For Thine is...

I need a sec, I'm going to go to the bathroom, OK?

OK.

Damnit, Jake! What the hell are you doing here?

I'm keeping an eye on you.

Gonne make sure you don't run off on me.

Why would I walk away from my inheritance? Don't be an idiot.

Hey...

Where's my money? He's been dead for three days. I haven't been able to get my hands on it yet. Well when, then? I'm not just going to hang around waiting for weeks in a fleabag motel. Oh why the hell not? You got something better to do?

Hey don't talk to me like that, otherwise I swear to...

Or you'll what, Jake? You are sneaking around the funeral of the man that you just murdered.

You should not be here.

We read the will tomorrow. I will be in touch.

Now go. Go!

Who was that? Who?

That man you were talking to?

Oh... He was just a groundskeeper.

He showed me where the bathroom was.


I'm so sorry, Callie.

I know you two were never able to put your differences aside.

Yeah, well... At least we got to spend some time this week.

Oh, that's good, honey.

I'm so glad for you. You know, closure is good.

Yes. Closure is good.

Well, I've got to go back to the city after we read the will tomorrow.

I've had this China trip scheduled for weeks now and there's no way that they can re-schedule. But I wish that I could stick around. Well, hey. Don't worry.

I'm here to help. Excuse me for a second.

Callie? Shh.

What are you doing?

(Hanover exhales deeply.)

OK. Listen.

I've been thinking about the other night.

What we did... what I did and I was really drunk, neither of us were in our right minds.

It... it was a mistake. It can't happen again.

And it won't happen again. I'm sorry...

Get over yourself, Hanover. You got the sweet end of that deal, not me. Now it's time for you to pay it back. I... I don't... What?

I read the will, Hanover.

That dead son of a bitch cut me out of it.

I did that will myself. You're a beneficiary...

Less than a hundred grand? Are you kidding me?

Do you know how much he's worth? And he's leaving damned maid more money. Look, Callie.

I'm sorry that's the way you feel, but...

What do you want me to do about it?

Wh-what is this? It's the old will.

Before he disowned me. I like those terms much, much better.

What are you talking about?

Tomorrow morning you will get rid of the new will and you will read the old will instead.

I... I can't do that, Callie.

Aw. I was afraid you might say that.

(Hanover): Mmmhm. Mmm.

Yeah...

So... Here's what we're gonna do.

You're going to do what I say and if you do, I'll delete the video. But if you don't...

Your wife is going to get a very special screening.

If I do what you ask, I could be dis-barred.

And if you don't do what I ask, you could have a very messy divorce and a ruined reputation to boot.

I can't just switch out documents! It's illegal.

Sure you can, just as long as no one sees.

You're a very smart man, Hanover.

I think you can manage.

Callie. Please...

I'll see you 'round, Hanover. Goodbye.


I, George A. Ross, being of sound mind and body, do hereby declare this as my last will and testament.

Beneficiaries and dispensation of materials and properties.

To my ever-dutiful housekeeper and friend, Emma Granger, I leave the lump sum of $100,000.

You have served me tirelessly over the decades, Emma, and I can never repay you in full for your duties.

The rest of my worldly assets - including but not limited to property, investments, and all financial assets, shall be divided evenly between my two daughters, Laura and Calista.

I hereby declare this Will and Testament on the date January 5th, 2002 and revoke all prior Wills and Codicils.

Well, a fairly simple division of assets.

We can go over the details throughout the week, but as of now, you two have full access to your Father's account.

And uh...

And that is for you, Emma.

Well, that's about it for right now.

Any further questions?

I... I don't understand. I'm sorry I don't understand.

It's okay, Emma. It's going to be OK.

Come on, let's go... Let's go for a little walk.

I'll meet you guys in a minute.

You see how easy that was?

You did the right thing, Hanover.

Actually, I did the exact opposite of the right thing.

Your marriage is more important than Dad's old will and you know it.

I'll never forgive myself for this.

Well, I forgive you. And don't worry about our little videotape. I honor my end of a deal.

Now. When can I get the money?

I still have forms to submit. And you'll have to go to the bank in a few days for signatures...

What? No. A few days? I need some damned cash now!

Listen, I've done enough as it is, Callie!

You're going to have to follow procedure if you want this done right! I still haven't deleted our little videotape, Hanover. Stop it! Stop that!

That's enough with the blackmail, you traitorous lit...

(Door opens) What is that?

It's $10,000 in cash I keep for emergencies.

I'll take it out of your funds before their released.

You will have full access to your money approximately $5.9 million - in a few days.

You happy now?

I am. I really am.

I did what you wanted, Callie.

We're done here. I'd suggest you get yourself a new lawyer.

Please leave my office. Fine.

There are plenty of lawyers in this town.

Handsome, single, young lawyers.

It's time for an upgrade anyway.

I guess I won't be seeing you around, Hanover.

Have a nice life.


(phone rings) I'll get it.

Could you bring Emma a glass of water when you come back?

Sure.

Callie Ross' house.

Congratulations. It's a really nice place you inherited. What do you want, Jake?

Look out your window.

Jake! What are you doing here?

What do you think I'm doing?

You'll get your money, don't worry.

Oh, I'm gonna get my money, all right.

Yeah, and um, the price just went up, too.

You know, interest and all. What? You kidding me?

Don't act like you can't afford it.

You can afford it, thanks to me.

Fine. Alright. Bring it.

Bring it here. Bring it to me. I can't, I have to go get it. And you can't just stay out there on the street like that. It's a nice neighborhood. If someone sees you sitting out there too long, they're gonna call the police.

Oh yeah, you getting' all rich-y on me, already, huh?

You're afraid of what the neighbours might think, huh?

Bring it to my motel tonight.

OK, fine. Now please leave.

Callie?

What? I'm sorry, I spaced out there for a second.

Are you sure you're OK? Yeah. I'm fine. I'll be fine.

OK, good. I need you to be strong right now.

Emma's taking this all pretty hard.

Where is she? She's resting.

She should be out for a while. She took one of her pills.

Look, I've gotta run back to the city to get ready for China, but I'll be back in 5 days. Will you be OK until then?

Of course.

OK. Thank you, Callie.

You know, I'm glad that you're here to help.

And I'm so proud of you.

I know that you blamed him for your mother's death.

But, you didn't understand that she was sick.

And then when he sent you away to that institution... I mean, he did it for your own good. He did it because he loved you so much.

You were so angry. Self-destructive.

We were all so worried about you. You know, worried you were going to hurt someone. Or hurt yourself like your Mom did.

But you know, that's... that's all in the past.

And it's good to see that his efforts really did help you, that you were able to recover and to come back to the family.

Hm.

Well you have a flight to catch tomorrow!

Yeah. So you should go get ready.

And I promise you everything will be fine. I can take care of it.

OK, well. Call me if you need anything.

Yep. OK.

Bye.


(knocks)

You got my money?

What the hell is this, like five grand?

It's a down payment.

No, you said you would bring... I know what I said, Jake.

Do you want to do this smart or do you want to do this stupid? He only died a few days ago, I can't go in there and take all that cash out right now.

You will take this money and you will go back to Missouri, and you will wait for the rest of your cash.

You'll get it in a few weeks. I promise.

Oh, yeah? You promise, huh? You know I'm good for it.

Heck, 50 grand is a drop in the bucket.

I guess that's true.

It is a drop in the bucket for you, isn't it?

Seeing that's the case... I wanna change the deal.

I want 100 grand. In cash by tomorrow.

If I can't get 50 today, what makes you think I can get 100 tomorrow? I don't know, Callie, but you're gonna do what I say when I say it. Or I don't know, maybe I'll call the police. And what are you gonna tell them? I killed that guy, so you'd better arrest me?

You really... you think you're clever, you think you're so smart.

But I got a surprise for ya.

We're both in this together.

(Callie): It's really not that difficult, Jake.

Just suffocate him. It's perfect, it won't leave any marks. I mean, if anyone bothers to check - which I guarantee, they won't - it'll look like he just stopped breathing. Yeah.

See, it's like I told your old man: it's not personal.

It's strictly business. You understand, right?

Yeah. Yeah, no. I understand. Yeah.

This is a good movie. Yeah.

Hey, it's not the end of the world.

Pretty soon, you'll have me out of your life.

You want to have a drink?

Yeah, you're right, Jake.

It's not the end of the world.

It's just...

(BANG!)

It's just the end of your world.

I really didn't want to have to do this, Jake.

You know, I came in here with the best of intentions and you had to go screwing it up by being all greedy.

I didn't want to do this to you.

But the universe talks to me, Jake.

And it tells me what to do. It told me to bring this in case I needed to clean up. So, I did.

Jake. (Jake wheezes and coughs.)

You were the last loose end, Jake.

I know it probably doesn't mean much now that you're shot and bleeding, but I really am sorry.

Y-y-you're crazy, Callie.

Hm. Oh ho.

God, I am so SICK of dying people telling me that!

♪ ♪

♪ We'll suffocate this state of megalomania ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Now you're gonna ♪

♪ Wake up to the bleeding ♪

♪ Get down, yeah get down ♪

♪ There's a wildfire in the streets ♪

♪ Now you cannot fake ♪

♪ What you are feeding ♪

♪ Get down yeah ♪

♪ Get down there's a wildfire in the streets ♪

♪ Now you're gonna ♪

♪ Wake up to the bleeding ♪

Ah!

(humming)

Morning, Emma! Callie.

What's for breakfast? I'm starving.

Oh, I don't know.

Whatever you can find, I suppose.

OK, I guess I'll make something myself, then.

I have a big day of shopping planned today, anyway.

You know, Emma. If you're not going to do your job, then maybe you should start thinking about what exactly it is you're going to do with your life.

Excuse me?

Well, this is my house now, and I'm perfectly capable of taking care of myself. So... what exactly do I need you for?

What are you saying?

Listen, Emma. I know Dad's death was hard on you.

It was hard on me, too. But I have a feeling that you're taking it just a little bit harder than the rest of us. I mean, I get it.

He was your lover, after all.

Callie... It's not...

Oh no, no, no. It's OK. It's OK. I... I don't judge you.

I can't. It make sense, I mean, you're both single. Lonely.

You live in the same house. I don't hate you for it.

But... Dad is dead now.

And there's not really much of a purpose for you anymore.

So, I think it's time we should move on.

You've saved up a lot of money, right? Over the years?

Got some money in the will. You should be fine.

Your father told me that he was leaving me the house.

He said he changed the will. So, I don't understand.

Did you ever see a copy of this will?

No. I trusted him. Oh. Well.

Then, I guess we learned a very valuable lesson about Daddy, didn't we? One that I've known for years: he's a liar. No he wasn't, Callie.

He was a good man. Ha! Ha! OK.

You keep telling yourself that, Emma. In the meantime, I really think you should consider my suggestion.

You know, get a studio apartment.

A new family, some kids to raise, a husband to seduce.

Whatever it is that you do. Callie...

Hey, no, no, no. I'm not asking you to be out by the time I get back or anything. I am more than happy to give you day or two to figure things out.

As for me... Oh God. I've had the craziest week.

I need to relax. I'm thinking some retail therapy.

Get my hair done, my nails done. You know, the kind of thing a rich woman like me does.

OK, well. Have a good day, Emma.

(Reporter): While there have been no deaths reported as a direct result of the fire. Investigators now suspect It may have been started to destroy evidence in the murder of Jacob Watkins... What?

(Reporter): A transient with a long criminal record who has been staying at the motel for the last few weeks...

(Emma): Who was that? (Callie): Who?

That man you were talking to.

Oh him? He was just a groundskeeper, he showed me where the bathroom was.

(Reporter): In other news, the city council had a lot to talk about today when they met for the first time since...

♪ ♪

♪ Money on my mind only money on my mind ♪

♪ Money on my mind only money on my mind ♪

♪ Money on my mind only money on my mind ♪

♪ Money on my mind only money on my mind ♪

♪ Tick tock time's passin' ♪

♪ I will fall like a diamond ♪ Independence, Missouri.

♪ knows - tempered, look at me I'm out to make it real ♪ Arkansas. Texas. I just came from Independence, Missouri.

♪ ♪

♪ She's all in, whatever it takes ♪

♪ She don't care how we do the real-re ♪

♪ With champagne, caviar and golden rings ♪

♪ She'll take a nap in the shade of a money tree ♪

♪ Cash in her mind, fire in her eyes ♪

♪ Rich walls and pedigrees coming up like a hundred story ♪

♪ Dreams, credit cards, booze, swag, diamonds and my juice ♪

♪ Like the bling bling style only money on my mind ♪

♪ Money on my mind only money on my mind ♪

(secretary): Long office.

Mr. Hanover, please. It's Emma Granger.

Mr. Hanover is not in at the moment.

When will he be in? Sometime after lunch.

Oh. Please have him call me here at the house.

It's a family emergency. It's urgent.

Of course Ms. Granger, I'll give him your message Thank you.

♪ Make you a hot deal Dollar, euro, sports cars ♪

♪ Diamonds gon' trixin' yes She's all in ♪

♪ Whatever it takes She don't care ♪

♪ How we do the real-re With champagne, caviar ♪

♪ And golden rings ♪


(dialing)

(Answering machine): Laura Ross, here. Can't make it to the phone right now, but leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.

(Beep!) Laura, it's Emma.

Can you call me as soon as you land, please? It's about Callie.

I think... something bad has happened.

♪ Coming up like a hundred story dreams ♪

♪ Credit cards, booze, swag, diamonds and my juice ♪

♪ Like the bling bling style Only money on my mind ♪

♪ Money on my mind, only money on my mind ♪

Emma?

Hello?

Emma are you home?

Oh! There you are, Emma.

Why are you sitting in the dark? Who's Jacob Watkins, Callie?

Jacob Watkins?

I saw you talking to him at your father's funeral.

Oh. That man. The caretaker.

He wasn't a caretaker.

He didn't even work at the cemetery.

He doesn't live here in Philadelphia.

He's from Independence, Missouri.

Isn't that where you told me you came here from?

Emma... I don't suppose I'm telling you something you don't already know when I tell you he's dead.

Callie... I wanted to believe you'd changed. I really did.

Your father told me he left me this house.

I knew he wouldn't lie to me.

I don't know how you got Hanover to go along with you, but I have a pretty good idea.

You can't prove any of that.

Maybe not at the moment.

But Hanover will confess once I go to the authorities.

And I'll have to. You killed that man, Callie.

Emma. I swear, I don't know anything.

The police'll match the bullet to this gun, won't they?

No more lies, Callie!

Fine.

He was blackmailing me and he wouldn't go away.

So I made him go away. Callie if he was blackmailing you, your father could have helped!

Oh my God.

You really don't get it, do you?

He was blackmailing me because I hired him to kill Dad.

W-what? What?

Yeah. Nice one, Sherlock.

You missed out on the biggest crime of all.

The one that happened right under your nose.

The one that you were the perfect alibi for.

N-no... Dammit, Emma!

Why couldn't you just leave it alone? I finally set everything up just right so that I would never have to lie, or steal, or cheat, or kill, ever again!

He was your father, Callie. How could you do it?

Because he deserved it.

He deserved to die.

This has to end right now, Callie.

Yeah. Yeah, you're right. It does.

Put the phone down.

Put down the phone or I will shoot.

No?

OK.

(Click!)

(Click! Click!) Do you think I would leave the bullets in that gun after what I learned today?

You're crazy.

Yaaah!

I'm not crazy.

(Emma): What?

Oh good. You're awake.

I was scared I might've hit you too hard.

That would've been a tough one to explain to the coroner.

I mean, who kills themselves with a blow to the head?

Kills themselves? What..? Oh, you were so upset over the death of your long-time lover.

Then you found out how much he was leaving you in the will.

You were so devastated that you swallowed this entire bottle of pills... And you will take them, Emma.

Even if I have to shut your nose until you can't breathe and shove each pill down your throat myself.

Aw, poor broken-hearted Emma. She just couldn't take it.

So, she took the coward's way out.

Callie... Oh, calm down.

At least I'm not lighting you on fire or something super painful like that.

You know, Emma. I wasn't planning on doing this.

I wasn't going to kill you at all.

I just wanted to take him away from you.

I wanted to watch you suffer a little bit.

That would've been enough for me.

But now? Well.

You brought this on yourself.

Callie, please don't do this.

It's not going to make any difference.

What does that mean? Laura...

I called her. No. You're lying.

Laura is on plane in the air on the way to China.

No, I called her. I left her a message and I told her everything. She'll hear it all when she lands.

Pffff... God, Emma!

Why couldn't you have just stayed out of it.

Everything was going so well. It was supposed to be so easy.

All I had to do was kill a stroke victim.

But no! No. The next thing you know, I'm sleeping with some creepy old lawyer. And then I have to bloody my hands killing my scumbag ex-boyfriend.

And then I'm killing the woman who practically raised me!

And now you're telling me that I have to kill my sister, too?

Because of you?

(Callie sighs angrily.)

Well, you know what they say, can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, right?

I never did like Laura.

She was always Daddy's little angel.

Come to think of it, may be the quickest way to double my money.

I don't know how I'm going to do it. But I'll figure it out.

I always do.

Jesus, stop crying, Emma!

It's not going to do you any good.

I'm not crying for me. I'm crying for you.

You poor thing. You're delusional.

You always have been. All those years in that institution, all those drugs... They didn't do anything for you.

No. You're wrong. They made me what I am.

No, they didn't.

They just kept the beast inside you at bay.

You were born crazy, Calista. Just like your mother.

Your father blamed himself for not being able to see the sickness in her, for not being able to save her and that's why he tried to save you.

So that you wouldn't end up like her.

No. Don't you talk about my mother like that.

I'm so sorry. We all tried. We failed you.

No matter what, Callie, you have to understand something: we all love you. We always have.

No.

No, it's not supposed to be like this.

No... (knocking at door)

Oh God! (Hanover): Hello?

Oh! (Hanover): Emma?

Callie... You here? I got a message about a family emergency but I kept calling and I...

Callie. Stop. Don't.

OK. OK. Stop.

Give him the gun, Callie. I... I don't know what's going on... Callie.

But you just... You're not supposed to be here, Hanover. Put the gun down.

It's not supposed to be like this.

Callie. You don't wanna shoot me.

I don't... It's OK.

It's OK. I don't know...

No, you don't want to shoot me. You don't want to hurt anyone.

It's not my fault. You're right, it's not your fault.

It's not my fault. Just give me the gun.

It's not my fault.

(Hanover): OK.

I'm crazy.

OK.

OK. OK. OK.


(opera music)

(TV): What does money really solve? Everything?

Can it solve the sickness of a soul in anguish?

I think not, ladies and gentlemen. I think not.

When you think about going out and spending money you don't have you could be giving that to people who need it!

You've got to be responsible.

You've got to give to community before giving to yourself.

We have operators standing by right now.

I want you to think about what you need and what you can give.

Please call our number. You're gonna see it at the bottom of the screen in a moment, you're gonna think to yourself, can I help someone who needs it more than I do?

It's enough TV for now, Callie.

Besides, it's time for your medicine.

We can't have you missing your medicine now can we?

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