Web of Lies S2E2 Script

Mr Fix It (2015)

A NEW BEGINNING IN A SLEEPY BACKWATER.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE HAVING FUN, SWEETHEART.

A SINGLE WOMAN LOOKING FOR LOVE.

I THOUGHT I HAD FOUND SOMEBODY THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET AND BECOME FRIENDS WITH.

AS AN UNLIKELY ROMANCE BLOSSOMS...

MIGHT HAVE TO GET USED TO HAVING ME AROUND.

...AN ONLINE TRAP CLOSES IN...

I KNEW IF I STAYED IN THE BACK OF THAT CAR, I WAS DEAD.

...THAT NO ONE SEES COMING.

"WHAT WOMAN? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?"

THERE WAS NO REMORSE. HE'S JUST VERY COLD.

BUT THEY SHOULD HAVE.

HELLO, KITTEN.

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.

44-YEAR-OLD MEDICAL ADMINISTRATOR AND SINGLE MOM LESLIE BELKIN IS DESPERATE TO ESCAPE THE LIFE SHE'S ALWAYS KNOWN.

I HAD ENOUGH OF NEW YORK.

IT WAS A VERY UNHEALTHY PLACE TO BRING UP A CHILD.

IT WAS VERY UNSAFE.

I REALLY WANTED TO BRING UP MY KID IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN I WAS BROUGHT UP ON THE STREETS.

DREAMING OF A BETTER FUTURE FOR HER 4 1/2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, RACHEL, SHE LONGS FOR A PLACE IN THE COUNTRY THEY CAN CALL HOME.

MY DAUGHTER'S FATHER IS NOT IN THE PICTURE.

HER FATHER DID NOT CARE THAT I WAS LEAVING NEW YORK.

I REMEMBER JUST PACKING UP A ONE-BEDROOM APARTMENT AND GOING.

IT WAS SO GREAT TO LEAVE NEW YORK BEHIND.

LESLIE DRIVES RACHEL ACROSS FIVE STATES IN SEARCH OF A NEW LIFE.

I'M EXCITED TO SEE OUR NEW HOUSE.

SO AM I.

MY MOTHER WAS FRANTIC AND VERY, VERY WORRIED ABOUT ME LEAVING NEW YORK AND GOING TO WHERE I WAS GOING WITH NOBODY, AND SHE FEARED SOMETHING WASN'T GONNA GO RIGHT.

BUT I DECIDED TO DO IT ANYWAY.

LESLIE CHOOSES SLEEPY TROUTMAN, NORTH CAROLINA, POPULATION 2,500, FOR HER NEW HOME.

ALL RIGHT, LET ME GET THE LIGHTS.

SHE RENTS AN APARTMENT DOWNTOWN.

HERE WE ARE. HOME SWEET HOME.

FOR NOW.

I'M GLAD YOU'RE HAVING FUN, SWEETHEART.

ALMOST FROM THE START, EVERYTHING ABOUT TROUTMAN FEELS GOOD.

SO, HOW WAS TODAY?

I DREW A PICTURE OF OUR NEW HOME.

WOW.

THERE'S YOU, AND THAT'S ME.

THAT'S LOVELY, HONEY.

BUT ONE THING IS MISSING.

I'VE ALWAYS BEEN SINGLE, NEVER BEEN MARRIED.

I MEAN, I DEVOTE MY LIFE TO MY CHILD.

MORE THAN 600 MILES FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THE NIGHTS CAN GET LONG AND LONELY.

HI, SIS. PICK UP.

OKAY, CALL ME WHEN YOU CAN.

LESLIE HASN'T STARTED HER JOB IN TOWN YET, SO SHE CAN'T MEET PEOPLE THROUGH WORK.

I'M SINGLE, I DON'T DRINK, I DON'T GO TO BARS, I DON'T LIKE LOUD MUSIC, AND I HAVE A LITTLE GIRL AT HOME, SO I WANTED TO MEET SOMEBODY LOCAL IN TOWN TO SHOW ME AROUND AND TELL ME WHERE THINGS ARE AND WHERE TO GO.

LIKE MILLIONS OF SINGLES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LESLIE TURNS TO THE INTERNET.

WHEN SHE'S ONLINE, SHE'S NOT ALONE ANYMORE.

SUDDENLY, THERE'S A WHOLE WORLD OF MEN TO CHOOSE FROM.

WHEN I PUT THAT CRAIGSLIST AD IN, IT WAS BASICALLY, "HI, I JUST MOVED TO TROUTMAN.

LOOKING FOR FRIENDS, AND IF DATING GOES WELL, YOU KNOW, A RELATIONSHIP."

A COUPLE OF PEOPLE RESPONDED.

THEY WERE TOO FAR AWAY FOR ME TO GET INVOLVED WITH.

ALMOST THREE MONTHS AFTER MOVING TO TROUTMAN, A MORE PROMISING LEAD LANDS IN LESLIE'S IN-BOX.

HIS SCREEN NAME WAS "HOLLYWOODRED1."

HE SAID HIS NAME WAS GEORGE.

GEORGE WAS VERY FRIENDLY, AND HE CAME ACROSS VERY SMART.

HE TOLD ME THAT HE WAS A PARALEGAL AND THAT HE WORKED IN STATESVILLE FOR SOME LAWYER'S OFFICE.

GEORGE SEEMS LIKE AN INTERESTING GUY, AND LESLIE LOOKS FORWARD TO THEIR NIGHTLY CONVERSATIONS.

I THOUGHT I HAD FOUND SOMEBODY THAT WAS LOCAL THAT I WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET AND BECOME FRIENDS WITH.

YEAH, IT'S GOING GREAT, MA.

HE'S A PARALEGAL OR SOMETHING.

YEAH, HE'S A REAL COUNTRY BOY.

NO, IT'S NOT A CRUSH.

MA, I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING, BUT THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT.

BUT JUST AS SHE'S STARTING TO BELIEVE IN THE POTENTIAL OF A RELATIONSHIP...

HE STOPPED ANSWERING ME.

HE WAS NO LONGER RESPONDING TO MY CHAT MESSAGES.

HE DISAPPEARED. I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE WENT.

OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, LESLIE DOES ALL SHE CAN TO FORGET ABOUT THE ELUSIVE MR. LAMP.

WOW, THIS IS INCREDIBLE.

WHOOPS. LET'S GET OUT OF THE WAY.

DESPITE HER LONELINESS, SHE'S DETERMINED TO MAKE A LIFE IN TROUTMAN.

SHE INVESTS THE MONEY SHE MADE FROM SELLING HER NEW YORK APARTMENT INTO BUILDING HER DREAM HOME.

HEY, MARK.

I WATCHED THE BUILD FROM "A" TO "Z."

HAD A LOT OF BUSY STUFF GOING ON.

LESLIE HEARS NOTHING FROM GEORGE LAMP UNTIL THREE AND A HALF MONTHS LATER.

ALL OF A SUDDEN, HE POPPED UP, AND IT SAID, "HEY," OR "HELLO," AND I'M LIKE, "WHERE DID YOU GO?"

NOW THAT GEORGE IS BACK, HE PURSUES LESLIE ENTHUSIASTICALLY.


YOU HAVE TO MEET SOMEBODY TO FIND OUT THEIR TRUE WORTH, AND WE BOTH AGREED TO MEET.

LESLIE? HOW ARE YOU?

HOW Y'ALL DOING?

PRETTY GOOD. HOW ABOUT YOU?

BEAUTIFUL.

WHEN I FIRST MET HIM, HE WAS REALLY NICE, HE WAS POLITE, AND HE SHOWED ME A LOT OF

"I WANT TO BE YOUR FRIEND" KIND OF PERSONALITY.

HE WAS JEANS AND T-SHIRT, BUT WELL PUT TOGETHER.

ON THEIR VERY FIRST DATE, GEORGE INVITES LESLIE TO MEET HIS FAMILY.

WELCOME TO MY HUMBLE HOME.

IT'S VERY NICE.

COME ON DOWN.

I MET HIS BROTHER AND HIS SISTER-IN-LAW.

WE GOT ALONG FAMOUSLY.

HI. I'M LESLIE. IT'S A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU.

HI, GINA.

SHE SEEMED LIKE A GOOD PERSON, YOU KNOW?

I MEAN, SHE HAD A DAUGHTER, SHE'S LIVING ON HER OWN, SHE'S BUILDING HER OWN HOUSE.

SHE'S A DECENT PERSON, YOU KNOW?

SO, YOU'RE OUR NEW YORK LADY?

I HOPE YOU FIND TROUTMAN EXCITING ENOUGH FOR YOU.

YEAH.

MY DAUGHTER AND I ARE HERE FOR THE PEACE AND QUIET.

I WAS LIKE, "NOW, THESE ARE THE PEOPLE

"I WANTED TO MEET ORIGINALLY, YOU KNOW?

PEOPLE THAT WERE NICE AND HOMEY AND NOT TROUBLEMAKERS."

DO YOU WANT SOME CHEW?

NEW YORKERS DON'T CHEW TOBACCO.

YOU WILL BEFORE THE WEEK'S OUT.

THIS IS CAROLINA NOW.

YOU THINK SO?

HE WAS A QUIRKY GUY.

WHEN YOU'RE DOWN HERE, YOU DON'T GET CHARMING SO MUCH, YOU KNOW?

YOU TRY TO GET AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.

BUT HE WAS REALLY NICE.

HE WAS A LISTENER.

I APPRECIATE PEOPLE LIKE THAT.

GOODBYE. BYE-BYE.

OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, LESLIE AND GEORGE SPEND MORE TIME TOGETHER.

THEY SHARE THEIR LIFE STORIES, AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP GROWS.

I NEVER BEEN THAT LUCKY IN LOVE.

NEVER BEEN MARRIED.

NEVER HAD KIDS.

THAT I KNOW OF.

BEING A SINGLE MOM, I DIDN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH ANYONE UNLESS IT WAS GONNA BE, LIKE, A PERMANENT THING, AND THAT THEY WERE GONNA BE IN MY LIFE.

COME ON IN, HONEY.

I WANT YOU TO MEET THAT FRIEND I WAS TELLING YOU ABOUT.

THIS IS GEORGE.

HELLO.

HI.

YOU MUST BE PRETTY LITTLE MISS RACHEL.

YOUR MOMMY TALKS ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME.

YOU'RE JUST AS CUTE AS A BUTTON, AREN'T YOU?

HE WAS ALWAYS VERY NICE AND VERY HELPFUL TO MY DAUGHTER.

THE RAFTERS.

YEAH.

AND HERE THEY'RE ALMOST DONE BUILDING THE ROOF.

HE READ MY DAUGHTER BOOKS AT NIGHT.

HE CARRIED HER OUTSIDE WHEN IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR HER TO WALK.

HE PUT HER ON HIS SHOULDERS.

HE WAS SWEET TO HER.

IT'S FINE. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

MA, PLEASE.

YOU WORRY TOO MUCH.

YEAH, THIS IS THE ROOF.

OKAY, I'LL TALK TO YOU LATER, ALL RIGHT?

OKAY. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT. BYE.

GEORGE IS QUICKLY MAKING HIMSELF AN INDISPENSABLE PART OF LESLIE'S LIFE.

IT'S SOMETHING HE'S DONE BEFORE.

HE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM FINDING A WOMAN, YOU KNOW?

I MEAN, HE'D MEET THEM ONLINE AND MOVE RIGHT IN WITH THEM.

THEY NEVER EVEN MET HIM BEFORE.

JUMPED FROM ONE TO ANOTHER, ALL THE TIME.

I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT HE DID.

LESLIE BELKIN HAS PULLED UP STAKES IN NEW YORK CITY AND IS BUILDING HER DREAM HOME IN RURAL NORTH CAROLINA.

AFTER JUST A FEW MONTHS LIVING HERE, THE LONELY SINGLE MOM FOUND GEORGE LAMP THROUGH THE INTERNET.

WHEN LESLIE'S HOUSE IS FINALLY READY TO MOVE INTO...

REALLY NICE.

...HER NEW BOYFRIEND PROVES A GODSEND.

I WAS NOT IN GREAT SHAPE...

MY KNEES FROM ALL THE MOVING AND THE BOXES AND THE LIFTING...

AND GEORGE WAS THERE TO HELP ME.

THIS IS AMAZING, LESLIE!

ISN'T IT GREAT?

GEORGE WAS VERY, VERY HELPFUL.

HE WOULD DO ANYTHING I ASKED HIM TO DO.

I NEVER HAD TO LIFT A FINGER.

OKAY. WHAT'S NEXT?

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'D DO WITHOUT YOU, MR. HANDYMAN.

MIGHT HAVE TO GET USED TO HAVING ME AROUND.

AND WITH GEORGE AT HER SIDE, LESLIE'S SOCIAL CIRCLE SOON WIDENS.

MIKE AND GINA ARE THE NICEST PEOPLE I'VE EVER MET.

USUALLY, GEORGE WAS ALREADY THERE, AND I'D COME OVER, AND WE'D HANG OUT.

WE ALL SAT AND JUST GOT TO KNOW EACH OTHER.

SO, MIKE, WHAT WAS GEORGE LIKE AS A KID?

WELL...

ANYTHING GOES, REALLY.

WE WAS JUST A REGULAR FAMILY GROWING UP.

GEORGE HAD KIND OF LOOKED OUT FOR ME AND TOOK CARE OF ME, YOU KNOW?

HE WAS ALWAYS GETTING HIS NOSE SCUFFED UP IN TROUBLE AND ALWAYS GONE, IN AND OUT OF PRISON.

HEY. DON'T SAY THAT.

YOU'LL FRIGHTEN OFF MY GAL.

HE'S JUST FOOLING AROUND 'CAUSE I GOT ALL THE LOOKS.

ANYBODY ELSE WANT A BEER?

YEAH, I'LL HAVE ANOTHER ONE, THANKS.

I THINK THAT THEY TRIED TO HINT TO ME THAT HE HAS A PAST.

SINCE LESLIE'S ONLY KNOWN GEORGE A FEW WEEKS, SHE BRUSHES OFF HIS MISSPENT YOUTH, BUT SHE'S STARTING TO NOTICE OTHER SLIGHTLY ODD THINGS ABOUT HIM.

HEY, MIKE. HAVE YOU SEEN GEORGE?

NO, I DON'T THINK SO.

WELL, IF YOU SEE HIM, WOULD YOU TELL HIM THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR HIM?

I STARTED GETTING A LITTLE UNEASY.

I'M LIKE, "WELL, DID HE SLEEP AT YOUR HOUSE LAST NIGHT?"

HANG ON. LET ME CHECK.

GEORGE?

THERE'S SOMEBODY AT THE DOOR. HANG ON A SECOND.

GEORGE?

HELLO, KITTEN. SPEAK OF THE DEVIL.

HOW ARE YA?

THAT'S HIM. I'LL TALK TO YOU LATER.

ALL RIGHT.

I THOUGHT HE WAS LIVING WITH HER THE WHOLE TIME AND COME TO FIND OUT THAT HE WAS ONLY STAYING THERE EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE HE WAS STAYING.

WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.

CAN I USE YOUR LAPTOP?

YEAH. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

WHEN HE IS AROUND, GEORGE OFTEN SPENDS HOURS ON LESLIE'S LAPTOP AND PHONE.

HE WOULD WALK AROUND MY HOUSE WITH THE PHONE.

WE WILL GET THIS DONE WITHIN SIX MONTHS.

DON'T YOU WORRY ABOUT A THING.

I'LL HAVE YOUR APPEAL DONE. LEAVE IT TO ME.

GEORGE SAYS HE WORKS FOR A LOCAL LAWYER'S OFFICE, HELPING TO PREPARE INMATES' APPEALS.

YOU KNOW, "I'M A GREAT PARALEGAL,"

AND HE WOULD SAY, "YES, YES, I'M THE BEST, "AND I'M GONNA GET YOU INTO A COURT DATE EARLIER, AND I'M GONNA NEED THIS, AND I'M GONNA NEED THAT."

IT WAS PRETTY NEW. I DIDN'T KNOW HIM THAT WELL.

I'M LIKE, "WOW, THAT'S PRETTY COOL."

YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT.

I THINK I CAN HANDLE PRISON FILES.

UNCLE GEORGE, THE DOLLY'S HEAD CAME OFF.

I LET IT GO. I SAW THE QUIRKY SIDE.

I SAW THE NOT NORMAL, BUT EVERYBODY'S GOT THEIR QUIRKS.

I CAN FIX THAT FOR YOU.

WE PUT THAT BACK ON, WE'LL TAKE IT BACK TO YOUR ROOM, ALL RIGHT?

EVER-OBLIGING GEORGE OFFERS TO HELP LESLIE CLEAR THE LAST BELONGINGS FROM HER TROUTMAN APARTMENT BEFORE THE LEASE IS UP, BUT WHEN HE'S SUPPOSED TO SHOW UP, THERE'S NO SIGN OF HIM.

IS GEORGE COMING SOON?

I DON'T KNOW, SWEETIE.

NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME, GEORGE DISAPPEARS WITHOUT EXPLANATION, LEAVING LESLIE HIGH AND DRY.

WHEN HE DOES FINALLY TURN UP, HE'S DRIVING A CAR SHE'S NEVER SEEN BEFORE.

GEORGE.

WHERE YOU BEEN, GEORGE?

LESLIE, LOOK, I'M REAL SORRY.

IS THIS THE KIND OF THING YOU DO TO PEOPLE?

YOU MAKE PROMISES AND THEN YOU BREAK THEM?

I GOT TO WORK. WE ALL GOT TO WORK. COME ON.

SO, WHERE DID YOU SUDDENLY GET THE CAR FROM?

HE SAID IT'S HIS FRIEND'S CAR FROM VIRGINIA, AND HE CAME DOWN TO DO TATTOO WORK, AND THAT HE LENT HIM THE CAR.

YOU'RE NOT STILL MAD.

COME ON.

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT... AFTER WE'VE CLEARED OUT THE APARTMENT, THEN I'LL GO BACK AND CLEAN IT UP FOR YOU JUST TO SAY I'M SO SORRY.

LESLIE TAKES GEORGE UP ON HIS OFFER.

AND I'M LIKE, "OKAY, HERE'S THE MOP, HERE'S THE BUCKET, HERE'S A PILLOW, AND HERE'S THE PHONE."

AND I'M LIKE, "YOU KNOW, SO HE'S IN AN EMPTY APARTMENT."

"WHAT'S HE GONNA DO?"

THE FOLLOWING DAY, GEORGE RETURNS IN THE VOLVO WITH SOME THINGS IN THE TRUNK.

HE ASKED ME IF HE COULD USE MY HOUSE FOR SOME STORAGE.

I SAID, "NO, YOU CAN USE THE GARAGE."

HE CONTINUES TO MAKE HIMSELF USEFUL AROUND THE HOUSE.

THEY DIDN'T PICK UP THE GARBAGE.

DID YOU REGISTER FOR THE GARBAGE PICK UP?

NO, I COMPLETELY FORGOT WITH ALL THE MOVING.

I GOT AN IDEA.

WHAT?

LEAVE IT WITH ME.

HE OPENED UP A NICE PIECE OF GRASS, AND HE PUT A FIRE PIT.

IT WAS PROBABLY ABOUT 100 FEET FROM MY WINDOW.

GEORGE.

GEORGE! WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU DOING?

I'M SORRY, LESLIE.

IT'S BIGGER THAN I THOUGHT IT'D BE.

FOR GOD'S SAKE GEORGE, THAT'S WHERE RACHEL LIKES TO PLAY.

YOU KNOW THAT.

WHAT THE HECK IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?

YOU DON'T WANT TO COME ANY CLOSER.

JUST A MONTH AFTER LESLIE STARTED SEEING GEORGE, HIS BEHAVIOR IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY UNPREDICTABLE.

HANG ON A SECOND, SWEETHEART.

OKAY, I'LL BE RIGHT HERE.

I KNOW.

HELLO?

HEY, LESLIE. IT'S MIKE.

LISTEN, HOW'S GEORGE BEEN WITH YOU GUYS?

WHY?

Shoot.

HE'S BEEN ACTING KIND OF STRANGE LATELY, COMING IN AT ALL ODD HOURS OF THE NIGHT.

THEY WERE WORRIED, I THINK, ABOUT MY SAFETY BECAUSE HE WASN'T ACTING RIGHT.

LESLIE KNOWS GEORGE HASN'T ALWAYS BEEN A BOY SCOUT.

HIS BROTHER HAD SAID SOMETHING LIKE HE HAD BEEN IN TROUBLE IN HIS PAST AS A KID IN OHIO.

YOU KNOW HE'S BEEN IN PRISON, RIGHT?

YEAH, GEORGE, MENTIONED THAT WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE.

BEFORE, I JUST ASSUMED HE WAS YOUNG AND DUMB AND STUPID, YOU KNOW?

AND I FIGURED HE'D PRETTY MUCH WANT TO CHANGE, BUT HE WAS STILL THE SAME PERSON.

LESLIE DIDN'T THINK TOO MUCH OF IT WHEN SHE FIRST HEARD ABOUT GEORGE'S CHECKERED PAST.

I THINK YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK The Department of Corrections.

WHAT?

You'll want to go and check THEIR ONLINE SITE, PUNCH IN HIS NAME.

THEIR CONCERN PROMPTED ME TO GO TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WEBSITE.

AT THIS POINT, I KNEW THE MAN COULD BE DANGEROUS.

LESLIE BELKIN MET HER NEW MAN, GEORGE LAMP, THROUGH THE INTERNET.

JUST OVER A MONTH INTO THEIR RELATIONSHIP, URGED BY HIS FAMILY TO LOOK INTO HIS PAST, SHE'S GOING ONLINE AGAIN.

THEIR CONCERN PROMPTED ME TO GO TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS WEBSITE.

I SAW THE DATE OF WHEN HIS FIRST OFFENSE WAS...

...AND I TRIED TO PIECE IT ALL TOGETHER...

...AND I SAW IT ADDED UP TO ABOUT 27 YEARS.

AFTER HE GOT OUT OF THE ARMY, I MEAN, IT WAS JUST ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER.

I MEAN, HE'D BE IN JAIL FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND GET OUT, AND NOT LONG, HE'D BE IN TROUBLE AGAIN.

LESLIE'S BOYFRIEND HAS A LONG LIST OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS INCLUDING ARMED ROBBERY AND ASSAULT.

HE SAT THERE AND TOLD ME ONE MORNING THAT HE HAS COMMITTED EVERYTHING IN THE BOOK EXCEPT MURDER.

AND WHAT LESLIE DISCOVERS NEXT IS CHILLING.

THEN I SAW THE ATTEMPTED RAPE.

A FEW MONTHS AGO, JUST AFTER GEORGE CONTACTED LESLIE FOR THE FIRST TIME, HE WAS LOCKED UP FOR ATTACKING A WOMAN.

"THAT'S WHY HE'S BEEN GONE FOR THREE MONTHS, "'CAUSE HE WAS BACK IN JAIL FOR ATTEMPTING TO RAPE A WOMAN ON THE INTERSTATE."

WHAT'S MORE, IT WAS WHILE HE WAS FIRST COURTING LESLIE ON THE INTERNET THAT GEORGE REACHED OUT TO HIS VICTIM ONLINE.

I FIRST MET HIM ON CRAIGSLIST, APPLYING FOR A PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL ASSISTANT JOB.

WE E-MAILED SEVERAL TIMES, AND WHEN WE DID TALK, HE WAS VERY PERSUASIVE, VERY INTELLECTUAL.

RENEE BLANCHARD AGREED TO MEET GEORGE IN TROUTMAN AT THE SAME TIME HE FIRST DISAPPEARED FROM LESLIE'S ONLINE LIFE.

HE ASKED ME FOR A RIDE, AND SO I TOOK HIM OVER TO THE WILCO STATION.

I THOUGHT IT WAS VERY ODD FOR SOMEONE REPRESENTING A WEALTHY JAPANESE MAN TO BE DRESSED IN BLUE JEANS.

HE WAS STILL CHARMING...

HI. RENEE?

...COMPLIMENTING ME, ANYTHING TO MAKE ME FEEL COMFORTABLE.

NICE TO MEET YOU.

YOU, TOO.

ISN'T SHE PRETTY?

GEORGE TOUCHED MY FACE AND SAID HOW PRETTY I WAS AND INTRODUCED ME TO HIS BROTHER.

I DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW?

I DIDN'T KNOW HE MET HER ON CRAIGSLIST OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

IT'S JUST UP ON THE INTERSTATE.

WON'T TAKE LONG, OKAY? OKAY.

I PULLED OUT, AND I SEEN THEM GET IN HER CAR, YOU KNOW, AND THEY GOT ON THE SOUTHBOUND LANE ON 77.

WE WENT ON A DEAD-END ROAD.

HE PULLED A KNIFE ON ME...

...AND STUCK IT IN MY SIDE.

HE THREW ME INTO THE BACK OF THE S.U.V., TIED MY ANKLES.

HE WAS ALL OF A SUDDEN ALMOST A DUAL PERSONALITY.

A PSYCHO PERSON.

Nice and quiet.

NO, NO!

You understand?

Good.

I KNEW IF I STAYED IN THE BACK OF THAT CAR, I WAS DEAD.

I KNEW IT.

I NEVER HAD REASON TO THINK THAT THAT'S WHO HE WAS

'CAUSE, YOU KNOW, HE DIDN'T SHOW A MEAN SIDE.

HE DIDN'T SHOW A VIOLENT SIDE.

HE BARELY GOT ANGRY.

YOU DON'T NEED TO DO THIS.

NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS THOUGHT I COULD BE DUPED THIS BAD.

I LIVED IN NEW YORK FOR 44 YEARS.

I HAVE NEVER ENCOUNTERED A PERSON LIKE THIS, EVER.

NEVER.

GEORGE DROVE RENEE TO A REST STOP.

AND HE DROVE DOWN TO THE VERY END WHERE IT WAS DARK,

THEN HE CRAWLED INTO THE BACKSEAT.

HE TOOK HIS KNIFE, AND HE CUT THE TIES ON MY FEET AND GOT MY PANTS DOWN.

BUT IT DIDN'T WORK. HE COULDN'T RESPOND.

GEEZ!

I WAS CONTINUOUSLY THINKING OF SOMETHING TO GET ME AWAY.

I NEED TO PEE.

I REALLY NEED TO PEE.

I'M NOT FALLING FOR THAT AGAIN.

WHEN HE SAID THAT, I KNEW HE HAD DONE THIS BEFORE.

FINALLY, HE AGREED.

I CAN'T PEE WITH YOU WATCHING ME.

DON'T TRY ANYTHING STUPID.

AND I TOOK OFF RUNNING.

HEY!

HELP!! SOMEONE HELP!!

GET BACK HERE, YOU BITCH!

I'M HYSTERICAL BY THAT POINT.

HELP! HELP!

HEY! GET BACK HERE!

GEORGE WAS RIGHT BEHIND ME.

COME ON! COME HERE!

COME HERE!

I KNEW THEN THAT IT MAY NOT BE OVER, BUT AT LEAST I WAS SAFE.

SIR, GET AWAY FROM THE VEHICLE.

GEORGE WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT.

AFTER THREE AND A HALF MONTHS INSIDE, HE PLEA BARGAINED TO ASSAULT ON A FEMALE AND CRIMES AGAINST NATURE AND WAS RELEASED ON PROBATION.

I TOLD THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, I SAID, "YOU CANNOT LET THIS MAN LOOSE.

HE'S GONNA DO IT AGAIN."

I WAS LIKE, "YOU KNOW, YOU LET HIM LOOSE, THE NEXT ONE, THE BLOOD'S ON YOUR HANDS."

FOR LESLIE BELKIN, ALONE AT HOME WITH HER DAUGHTER, THE REVELATION OF HER FRIEND'S VIOLENT CRIMINAL RECORD IS TERRIFYING.

MOM?

ARE YOU OKAY?

I'M FINE, HONEY.

GO ON TO BED.

I NEVER FELT IN JEOPARDY OF BEING HURT UNTIL I FOUND OUT ABOUT HIS PAST.

Hi, there, gorgeous.

KITTEN? IS THAT YOU?

AT THIS POINT, I KNEW THE MAN COULD BE DANGEROUS.

I WAS ALONE IN MY HOUSE WITH MY CHILD, AND THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED THAT THIS IS NOT A HEALTHY SITUATION.

I NEED TO GET OUT OF IT.

I KNOW IT DON'T LOOK GOOD WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT LIKE THAT, BUT THAT WAS... THAT WAS 27 YEARS AGO.

I-I got involved in the wrong gang.

It was just some robberies and that.

THERE'S ASSAULT ON A WOMAN SIX MONTHS AGO.

AW, THAT WAS JUST A MIX UP.

A MIX UP.

BUT I WASN'T GONNA TAKE THE CHANCE ONCE I KNEW, SO I JUST TOLD HIM NOT TO COME BACK.

I'M SORRY, LESLIE. TRULY. I'M S...

I WANT MY STORY.

OKAY, SWEETHEART. COME ON.

I'LL READ YOU A STORY. LET'S GO.

DAYS HAVE PASSED SINCE LESLIE CUT OFF ALL COMMUNICATION WITH GEORGE LAMP.

"'IT'S A LITTLE DRAGON, ' SAY THE BEES.

'THE ANIMALS ARE FRIGHTENED.'"

IT'S UNCLE GEORGE!

GEEZ.

AT 9:10, HE RANG MY PHONE.

HE SAID, "I'M IN YOUR DRIVEWAY."

LESLIE BELKIN AND HER DAUGHTER ARE HOME ALONE...

AND HER ESTRANGED BOYFRIEND, GEORGE LAMP, IS SITTING IN HER DRIVEWAY.

Please, Leslie. I need you, honey.

Come on, Kitten.

GO AWAY, GEORGE.

LEAVE RACHEL AND ME ALONE.

I'LL CALL THE POLICE.

Don't you dare call the police, you b...


EVENTUALLY, HE PULLED OUT.

I SAW THE HEADLIGHTS PULL OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY, AND HE RODE AWAY.

IS UNCLE GEORGE NOT OUT FRIEND ANYMORE, MOMMY?

NOT ANYMORE, BABY.

I'VE NEVER BEEN IN TROUBLE EVER IN MY LIFE.

IT WAS TRAUMATIZING.

MORE THAN TWO HOURS PASS.

LESLIE HAS NO IDEA WHETHER GEORGE WILL RETURN.

WHO IS IT, MOMMY?

NOBODY, SWEETHEART. GO BACK TO SLEEP.

SHERIFF'S OFFICE.

THANK GOD.

THE POLICE SHOWED UP AT ABOUT 11:30 THAT NIGHT.

LESLIE BELKIN?

YES, WHAT'S THE MATTER?

SORRY TO WAKE YOU, MA'AM.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR THIS MISSING WOMAN.

HAVE YOU SEEN HER?

WE'D BEEN CONTACTED BY ANOTHER AGENCY ON THE BASIS OF A MISSING PERSON FROM AN ADJOINING COUNTY, AND I WAS SUPERVISOR OVER THE INVESTIGATION.

LESLIE IS HORRIFIED WHEN SHE HEARS WHERE THE MISSING WOMAN WAS LAST KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN.

THE LAST CALL SHE MADE WAS FROM OUTSIDE OF 153 WAGNER STREET IN TROUTMAN.

I WAS RENTING IT.

HE SAID, "WELL, CAN COME IN AND SEARCH?"

AND I SAID, "OF COURSE."

THEY HAD TO HAVE THAT FEELING THAT I WAS PART OF IT.

YOU TREAT EVERYBODY... I DON'T WANT TO SAY "SUSPECT,"

BUT I WANT TO SAY DEFINITELY AS A PERSON OF INTEREST.

THE MISSING WOMAN'S NAME IS BONNIE LOU IRVINE.

SHE'S BEEN MISSING FOR 14 DAYS.

HER E-MAILS HAVE REVEALED THE LAST PERSON SHE ARRANGED TO MEET WAS LESLIE'S FRIEND, GEORGE LAMP.

THEY INTERROGATED ME ABOUT 3 HOURS, AND I TOLD THEM EVERYTHING I KNEW.

HOW LONG YOU TWO BEEN TOGETHER FOR?

WELL, WE'RE NOT "TOGETHER" TOGETHER.

SHE WAS VERY CLOSE TO HIM.

THEY'D HAD A RELATIONSHIP, A BOYFRIEND/GIRLFRIEND TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP, SO YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE HER RELATIONSHIP...

HOW DOES SHE KNOW? WHAT HAS SHE SEEN?

WELL, HOW LONG HAVE YOU KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR?

ABOUT SIX WEEKS, BUT THAT'S ALL OVER NOW.

AND THEN AFTER ALL THE HOURS OF TALKING, THEY'RE LIKE, "YOU REALLY GOT YOURSELF IN THE MIDDLE OF SOMETHING... SOME BIG HOT WATER."

LOOK, I-I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS MISSING WOMAN, OKAY?

AND THEY SAID, "WELL, WE'RE GONNA HAVE TO GET A WARRANT.

WE WOULD LIKE TO SEARCH YOUR PROPERTY."

SO I HAD TO WAIT TILL THE NEXT MORNING.

AT THIS POINT, LESLIE STILL HAS NO CLUE WHERE GEORGE IS.

I WAS WOKEN UP AT ABOUT 7:30 THE NEXT MORNING WITH THE WARRANT AND THE BEGINNINGS OF THE SEARCH.

ALL RIGHT, GUYS. LET'S TAKE A LOOK.

AND THEY WENT THROUGH MY GARAGE.

THERE'S TWO BIG BAGS OF GARBAGE.

WHAT THEY FIND INSIDE THOSE BAGS SHOCKS LESLIE TO THE CORE.

IT WAS MY TRASH MIXED WITH BONNIE'S STUFF.

YOU BAG THAT?

THERE WAS A LAPTOP, SOME OF HER CLOTHES, THERE WAS EVEN A CELLPHONE FOUND.

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

AND LESLIE'S NOT THE ONLY ONE POLICE WANT TO QUESTION.

I'M LOOKING FOR A MISSING WOMAN.

"WHAT WOMAN? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

"I DON'T KNOW. I HAVE NO IDEA.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT."

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE, BUT THEY KEPT ASKING ABOUT A WOMAN, AND WE HAD NO CLUE WHAT WOMAN HE WAS TALKING ABOUT.

AT LESLIE'S HOUSE, INVESTIGATORS TURN THEIR ATTENTION TO HER BACKYARD.

IT WAS A SECTION OF YARD WHERE IT APPEARED TRASH HAD BEEN BURNT.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T MISS NO EVIDENCE AT ALL.

THEY DIG OUT THE PIT WHERE GEORGE HAD COLLECTED LESLIE'S TRASH FOR A BONFIRE.

AFTER THE FIRE, THERE WAS SIX INCHES OF DIRT, AND THERE WAS ANOTHER HOLE UNDERNEATH.

AND IN THAT HOLE, THEY FIND THE MOST DISTURBING EVIDENCE OF ALL.

WE WERE ABLE TO FIND PIECES OF HUMAN HAIR.

THE BODY WAS TOTALLY INTACT, BASICALLY JUST BURIED IN A SHALLOW GRAVE.

I WAS SCARED BECAUSE THIS IS MY HOME.

I DIDN'T REALIZE SOMETHING WAS GOING ON HERE THAT I WASN'T AWARE OF.

THE BODY IS IDENTIFIED AS 51-YEAR-OLD BONNIE LOU IRVINE.

BONNIE LOU IRVINE WAS DESCRIBED AS VERY LOVING, A GOOD FRIEND, SISTER, JUST A GENUINELY GOOD PERSON.

IN ANY CASE LIKE THIS, I THINK INVESTIGATORS, FAMILY, YOU KNOW, WE ALL HOPE FOR THE BEST, AND THIS WAS JUST A TRAGIC END IN THIS CASE.

LOCATING GEORGE LAMP IS A CRITICAL PRIORITY...

...BECAUSE HE WAS THE LAST PERSON BONNIE ARRANGED TO MEET...

...AND HE'S ALREADY KNOWN TO POLICE.

I WAS FAMILIAR WITH GEORGE LAMP.

HE WAS ARRESTED BY ONE OF OUR INVESTIGATORS THE PREVIOUS YEAR.

WHEN WE HEARD THAT NAME, WE WERE VERY CONCERNED.

EVERY MINUTE THAT PASSES WITH GEORGE STILL AT LARGE, ANOTHER WOMAN COULD BE IN DANGER.

HAVING A PRIOR INCIDENT, I DON'T SEE NO REASON FOR HIM NOT TO HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.

GEORGE LAMP IS A WANTED MAN.

HE'S THE PRIME SUSPECT IN THE ABDUCTION AND MURDER OF 51-YEAR-OLD BONNIE LOU IRVINE.

HER VEHICLE WAS LOCATED IN IREDELL COUNTY.

OFFICERS SPOT A BLUE VOLVO MATCHING THE DESCRIPTION OF BONNIE'S CAR, BUT IT HAS DIFFERENT PLATES, SO THEY RUN A CHECK.

Registered vehicle is a Ford Contour, color red, owner George Bernard Lamp.

IT WAS ACTUALLY HIS PLATES PUT ON THE VICTIM'S CAR, MISS IRVINE'S CAR.

AMANDA? AMANDA, IS THAT YOU?

STEP TO THE BACK OF THE CAR.

STEP TO THE BACK OF THE VEHICLE.

PUT YOUR HANDS UP WHERE I CAN SEE THEM.

POLICE SEARCH THE CAR GEORGE WAS DRIVING.

SPREAD YOUR FEET.

THEY WERE SUSPICIOUS ABOUT POSSIBLE BLOOD INSIDE THE VEHICLE, BUT ALSO ON HIS PERSON, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT WAS FOUND SUCH AS SMALL ROPES AND GLOVES AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

HE WAS ARRESTED AND THEN TAKEN TO THE IREDELL COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY.

UNDER QUESTIONING, GEORGE DENIES HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH BONNIE'S DEATH.

NEVER SEEN HER BEFORE IN MY LIFE.

I'D REMEMBER SOMEBODY PRETTY LIKE THAT.

THERE WAS NO REMORSE.

HE WAS JUST VERY, VERY COLD.

YOU COULD FEEL THE ARROGANCE.

THE LAST TIME GEORGE WAS ARRESTED, HE WAS BACK ON THE STREETS WITHIN MONTHS.

TO NAIL HIM THIS TIME, THE CASE AGAINST HIM NEEDS TO BE ROCK SOLID.

TECHNOLOGY AND THE E-MAIL EXCHANGES AND THE CRAIGSLIST STUFF WAS DEFINITELY A BIG PART OF THE INVESTIGATION.

FBI ANALYSIS SHOWS THAT AT THE SAME TIME GEORGE WAS BECOMING A PART OF LESLIE BELKIN'S LIFE, HE REACHED OUT TO BONNIE LOU IRVINE ONLINE.

GEORGE MET BONNIE VIA A CRAIGSLIST AD THAT HE PLACED, AND SHE CONTACTED HIM VIA E-MAIL.

WE COULD TELL THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS HAD BEEN A FEW DAYS' CONVERSATION PRIOR TO SETTING UP THE MEETING.

THE E-MAIL TRAIL SHOWS GEORGE AND BONNIE HAD ARRANGED TO MEET AT A TRUCK STOP NEAR TROUTMAN.

BONNIE HAD BEEN RUNNING A FAILING ANTIQUES BUSINESS, AND NOW SHE HAD TO FIND ANOTHER WAY TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

HER SECRET LIFE, IT TURNED OUT, WAS THAT SHE WAS AN ESCORT.

MR. LAMP WAS VERY PREPARED AND KNEW WHAT HE WAS GONNA DO PRIOR TO MEETING WITH MISS IRVINE.

I THINK HE HAD PLANNED IT.

SO, THIS IS WHERE I LIVE.

CELLPHONE RECORDS SUGGEST GEORGE TOOK BONNIE TO LESLIE'S RECENTLY VACATED APARTMENT.

COME ON IN, HONEY.

NO, PLEASE.

THE AUTOPSY REVEALED THAT SHE HAD BEEN STRANGLED, AND SHE ALSO HAD SEVERAL BLUNT-FORCE TRAUMA INJURIES, MAINLY TO THE FACE.

AFTER HE MURDERED BONNIE, GEORGE DROVE TO LESLIE'S HOUSE IN HER CAR.

HE STORED HER THINGS IN THE GARAGE...

AND BURIED HER BODY IN THE BACKYARD.

AND THE INVESTIGATION HAD ONE LAST CHILLING REVELATION.

THE NIGHT HE WAS ARRESTED, GEORGE HAD ARRANGED TO MEET YET ANOTHER WOMAN HE'D CONTACTED ONLINE.

AMANDA? AMANDA, IS THAT YOU?

THE ROPE AND LATEX GLOVES THE ARRESTING OFFICERS FOUND MAY HAVE BEEN INTENDED FOR HER.

WHEN I FOUND OUT ABOUT THE OTHER GIRL'S MURDER...

...I THOUGHT, "MY GOD. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN ME.

WHY WASN'T IT ME?"

I DON'T KNOW IF WE'LL EVER KNOW HOW MANY THERE WERE BEFORE ME.

LUCKILY, THERE WAS ONLY ONE AFTER ME.

IN FEBRUARY 2014, GEORGE LAMP IS FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER...

...AND SENTENCED TO DEATH.

BUT HE CONTINUES TO MAINTAIN HIS INNOCENCE.

I LOVED HIM, YOU KNOW, BUT HE PLAYED ME JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE.

IT'S SAD TO SAY THAT, BUT HE'S NOT WORTH ANYTHING TO ME ANYMORE.

HE'S NOTHING.

LESLIE BELKIN STILL LIVES IN THE SAME HOUSE IN TROUTMAN.

THIS IS THE PLACE WHERE BONNIE WAS BURIED.

IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, THERE'S A RECTANGULAR OUTLINE THAT'S ABOUT FIVE FEET LONG AND ABOUT TWO FEET WIDE.

IT NEVER GROWS.

I HAVE TRIED TO PUT DIRT IN IT, AND IT SETTLES.

I TRIED TO GRASS IT, AND I GOT WEEDS.

IT'S GONNA ALWAYS BE THERE.

I'LL NEVER FORGET AS LONG AS I LIVE ON THAT PROPERTY, BUT THIS IS MY HOME.