Web of Lies S2E7 Script

The Perfect Bride (2015)

A TEENAGE MAIL-ORDER BRIDE ARRIVES IN THE LAND OF OPPORTUNITY.

SHE DID WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO TO GET OVER HERE.

HE WANTED THIS TROPHY WIFE.

BUT SHE HAS OTHER IDEAS.

IS HE GONE?

YES.

WHEN THERE'S NO ONE TO TURN TO...

SHE'S EVIL.

HE'S TERRIFYING.

HE DID NOT SHY AWAY FROM VIOLENCE.

...AND NO ONE TO TRUST...

THIS WAS A DANGEROUS SITUATION BUILDING UP.

A MARRIAGE MADE ONLINE IS TORN APART FOREVER.

18-YEAR-OLD ANASTASIA SOLOVIEVA HAILS FROM KYRGYZSTAN IN THE FORMER SOVIET UNION.

SHE WAS ANXIOUS TO SOAK UP EVERYTHING SHE COULD.

SHE WANTED AN ADVENTURE.

SHE WANTED TO SEE WHAT HER LIFE WAS GONNA HOLD FOR HER.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME ANASTASIA HAS LEFT HER HOME COUNTRY.

SHE HAS TRAVELED 6,000 MILES TO GET HERE, BUT THIS IS NO VACATION.

ANASTASIA IS GETTING MARRIED.

WAITING TO MEET HIS FIANCÉE IS INDLE KING.

I DON'T THINK THAT HE HAD ANY ILLUSIONS ABOUT ANYBODY THINKING HE WAS ATTRACTIVE.

HE KNEW WHAT MAIL-ORDER BRIDES WANTED, AND THAT WAS THE BEST WAY FOR HIM TO GET A NICE-LOOKING TROPHY WIFE.

INDLE AND ANASTASIA FIRST MADE CONTACT SIX MONTHS AGO ON A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE WEBSITE.

HER PARENTS WERE HOPING SHE WOULD MARRY A MAN WHO COULD SUPPORT THEIR DAUGHTER, WHO COULD MAKE MONEY.

HE PROJECTED WEALTH AND OPPORTUNITY.

HELLO.

IN THEORY, THEY ARE AN IDEAL MATCH.

HERE'S SOME FLOWERS.

THANK YOU.

I KNOW YOU LIKE THE ROSES.

OKAY.

WELL, I'LL GET YOUR BAG.

TO HAVE A, YOU KNOW, BEAUTIFUL, YOUNG WOMAN ON HIS ARM, IT WAS ABSOLUTELY A BADGE OF SUCCESS, IS WHAT HE THOUGHT.

HE HAD MENTIONED TO HIS FRIENDS THAT WESTERN WOMEN, OR AMERICAN WOMEN, WERE NOT AMBITIOUS ENOUGH.

SO ON THE ONE HAND, HE WANTED AN AMBITIOUS WOMAN.

ON THE OTHER HAND, HE WANTED SOMEONE WHO WAS SOMEWHAT SUBSERVIENT.

COME ON IN.

HER FAMILY CAME FROM A LITTLE PLACE, AND SHE GREW UP NOT WEALTHY BY ANY MEANS.

IT'S BEAUTIFUL.

I'M GLAD YOU LIKE IT.

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

OKAY.

INDLE HAD SAID THAT HE CAME FROM A VERY POSH FAMILY, AND SHE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS MADE OF MONEY.

A TOAST. OKAY.

INDLE KING WAS JUST DESPERATE TO HAVE CHILDREN.

AS HIS PHYSICAL APPEARANCE BEGAN TO DECLINE, I THINK THIS BECAME EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO HIM.

ANASTASIA WANTED TO COME OVER HERE VERY BADLY, AND I THINK SHE WOULD'VE DONE ANYTHING TO DO THAT.

THIS IS GONNA BE GOOD.

YES.

I DON'T THINK THERE WAS ANY ROMANTIC OR LOVE INTEREST THERE AT ALL.

YES.

ANASTASIA AND INDLE HAVE ALREADY FINALIZED THEIR PRENUPTIAL ARRANGEMENTS ONLINE.

SHE WILL GET U.S. CITIZENSHIP, AND HE WILL GET A FAMILY.

NA ZDOROVIE.

CHEERS TO US.

IT'S A QUID-PRO-QUO KIND OF THING.

SO

"SO THIS IS WHAT I GET. THIS IS WHAT YOU GET."

IT SEEMS LIKE THE PERFECT MODERN MARRIAGE IF THEY CAN BOTH KEEP THEIR VOWS.

ANASTASIA SOON SETTLES INTO HER NEW MARRIED LIFE IN AMERICA.

SHE WANTED TO GO TO SCHOOL AND MAKE SOMETHING OF HERSELF.

SHE WANTED THAT DREAM, WAS SEARCHING FOR THAT BIGGER LIFE, THAT BETTER WHATEVER SHE COULD GET.

SHE ENROLLS IN A BUSINESS COURSE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND QUICKLY MAKES NEW FRIENDS.

WE DID HIT IT OFF STRAIGHTAWAY. SHE WAS VERY, VERY FRIENDLY.

SHE HAD SOME GREAT SKILLS... DRAWING, PIANO.

YOU COULD SEE THE DRIVE AND AMBITION, AND SHE REALLY, YEAH, WANTED TO MAKE SOMETHING FOR HERSELF.

HELLO, DARLING.

HI, HONEY.

WE HAD A REALLY INTERESTING CLASS IN MARKETING TODAY.

I REALLY LOVE THESE COURSES, YOU KNOW?

ANASTASIA EASILY MADE FRIENDS.

PEOPLE LIKED HER.

VERY ATTRACTIVE.

SHE BECAME MORE AND MORE INDEPENDENT.

MY FRIENDS FROM CLASS, THEY INVITE US TO A BARBECUE.

SO I WAS THINKING THAT WE GO THIS SATURDAY, YES?

THE MORE COMFORTABLE SHE GOT IN AMERICA, THE MORE SHE SPENT TIME WITH PEOPLE, THE HARDER IT WAS FOR HIM.

SIT, PLEASE.

HE BECAME JEALOUS.

HE FELT THAT HE WAS LOSING CONTROL OF HER.

THERE'S NO BARBECUE.

WHY?

BECAUSE YOU'RE MARRIED.

YOU'RE NOT A CHILD ANYMORE.

YOU'RE A MARRIED WOMAN.

SHE DID NOT THINK THAT THAT WAS A NORMAL RELATIONSHIP, TO BE THAT CONTROLLING.

AND SHE FOUGHT IT AS MUCH AS SHE COULD BEFORE SHE GOT YANKED BACK.

BUT WE GO TOGETHER TO THE BARBECUE.

NO, NO. THERE'S NO BARBECUE.

BE HAPPY WITH ME. IT'S ALL YOU NEED.

JUST COME HOME.

I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU, ALL RIGHT?

BUT ANASTASIA IS DETERMINED TO HAVE HER OWN LIFE.

I'LL SEE YOU ON MONDAY, YES?

AS WELL AS GOING TO SCHOOL, SHE TAKES A PART-TIME JOB.

I GOT THE JOB.

YOU GOT THE JOB WITH NO QUALIFICATIONS AND NO EXPERIENCE?

YES.

WHO IS THE MANAGER IN THERE?

WHAT... WHAT DO YOU MEAN, WHO IS THE MANAGER?

WAS IT A GUY?

NO.

WAS HE HITTING ON YOU?

IT WAS A WOMAN, INDLE.

COME ON, REALLY?

YES.

BETTER BE.

INDLE'S INSECURITIES ARE DRIVEN BY PAST BREAKUPS.

WHEN INDLE KING MET ANASTASIA, IT WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME HE HAD BEEN MARRIED.

IT WAS NOT HIS FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH, ESSENTIALLY, A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE.

INDLE'S FIRST MARRIAGE WAS A DISASTER.

AFTER THREE YEARS, HIS RUSSIAN WIFE WAS GRANTED U.S. RESIDENCY.

THEN SHE LEFT HIM WITH A $55,000 DIVORCE SETTLEMENT.

INDLE KING HAD, CLEARLY, ALL HIS LIFE WANTED TO SUCCEED.

HE WANTED TO IMPRESS PEOPLE.

SO ALL THIS WOULD'VE MADE HIM HUMILIATED, FRANTIC.

HE HOPED ANASTASIA WAS GONNA BE MORE SUBSERVIENT THAN THE FIRST.

BUT THAT'S NOT ANASTASIA'S PLAN.

WHEN SHE WAS AWAY FROM THERE, SHE LITERALLY WAS LOVING LIFE.

ANASTASIA WANTED TO BE AN AMERICAN.

SHE WANTED TO EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING THAT AMERICANS EXPERIENCE.

AND THE RESTAURANT WAS IMPORTANT TO HER.

HELLO. WELCOME TO BRADY'S FISH HOUSE.

SHE ONLY WORKED A COUPLE DAYS A WEEK.

IT WASN'T FOR MONETARY REASONS, FOR SURE.

BUT IT WAS AN ESCAPE FROM HOME, SO IT WAS GOOD FOR HER, AND SHE KNEW THAT.

THE WAITRESS WILL BE WITH YOU IN A MOMENT.

STILL, EVEN AT WORK, ANASTASIA CAN'T ESCAPE INDLE.

HEY, I THINK YOUR DAD'S OUT THERE WAITING FOR YOU AGAIN.

THAT'S MY HUSBAND.

IT WAS QUITE A SHOCK TO SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PHYSICAL APPEARANCE OF ANASTASIA AND THEN HER HUSBAND.

HE APPEARED TO BE IN HIS LATE 40s, NOT VERY PHYSICALLY APPEALING.

WHEN SHE SAW MY REACTION, SHE, YOU KNOW, WAS LIKE, "YEP, THAT'S HIM."

THE MORE SHIFTS THEY SHARE TOGETHER AT THE RESTAURANT, THE CLOSER HER CO-WORKER, PATTY, AND ANASTASIA BECOME.

ANASTASIA OPENS UP ABOUT THE STRAINS IN HER MARRIAGE.

HEY, PATTY. I'M GOING HOME.

WHY DOES HE COME HERE LIKE THAT EVERY DAY?

WHY DOESN'T HE JUST LET YOU GET THE BUS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE?

ANASTASIA TOLD ME THAT INDLE DIDN'T WANT HER TO WORK AT ALL.

I SURE HOPE HE'S GOOD TO YOU.

HE WAS VERY, VERY CONTROLLING ABOUT HER TIME AND WHERE SHE WAS.

AND HE DROPPED HER OFF, AND HE PICKED HER UP AND NEEDED TO KNOW WHERE SHE WAS ALL THE TIME.

THAT'S WHEN I FIRST STARTED TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HER AND INDLE AND HOW IT MIGHT BE A LITTLE OUT OF CONTROL.

DID YOU SEE THAT? THAT WAS AWESOME.

THAT WAS GREAT.

HONEY.

HE WANTED THIS TROPHY WIFE, SOMEONE TO COOK AND TO CLEAN AND JUST BE QUIET, AND WANTED THAT CONTROL AND THAT POSSESSION.

ONE YEAR INTO THEIR MARRIAGE, ANASTASIA STILL ISN'T DELIVERING HER SIDE OF THE BARGAIN.

SHE WAS NOT READY FOR CHILDREN.

SHE WASN'T READY IN ANY MEANS.

SHE WAS HERE TO FINISH SCHOOL, GET A CAREER, AND STAY HERE.

THAT'S PROBABLY WHERE THE PROBLEMS BEGAN.

I'M GOING TO BED. GOODNIGHT.

I'LL BE UP IN A MINUTE.

I DON'T THINK THERE EVER WAS A ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP.

I KNOW THAT THEY HAD SEPARATE BEDROOMS RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING.

BUT INDLE DOESN'T ALLOW HIS WIFE TO HAVE A LOCK ON HER BEDROOM DOOR.

NOW, HIS LUST FOR CONTROL IS GETTING THREATENING.

ONE YEAR INTO HER MARRIAGE, MAIL-ORDER BRIDE ANASTASIA KING IS FEELING INCREASINGLY STIFLED BY HER HUSBAND, INDLE.

YOU'RE NOT A CHILD ANYMORE.

YOU'RE MARRIED.

YOU KNOW, SHE WOULD TRY AND SAY, "NO, NO. IT'S FINE, AND IT'S OKAY, AND I'M HAPPY."

AND YOU'RE LIKE, "OKAY, WELL, I WOULDN'T BE HAPPY MARRYING THAT MAN."

ANASTASIA'S ONLY CHANCE FOR INDEPENDENCE IS WHEN SHE'S IN CLASS OR AT WORK.

ON TUESDAY.

SHE WAS A GOOD FIT FOR THE RESTAURANT, YOU KNOW, JUST TO HAVE THAT STRIKING PRESENCE UP FRONT WHEN PEOPLE COME IN THE DOOR.

THANK YOU, BYE-BYE.

HELLO. HI.

WELCOME TO BRADY'S FISH HOUSE. THANK YOU.

HOW ARE YOU DOING? I'M VERY GOOD. YOU?

ARE YOU RUSSIAN?

I AM RUSSIAN.

COME FOLLOW ME, PLEASE. OKAY.

SERGEI IVANANOV RUNS A SUCCESSFUL IMPORT-EXPORT BUSINESS.

OKAY.

BOTH OF THEM WERE TALKING RUSSIAN.

SINCE SHE DIDN'T HAVE FAMILY HERE, BEING ABLE TO HAVE THAT CONNECTION OF HOME MADE HER SO HAPPY.

AND SHE DIDN'T HAVE THAT HAPPINESS WITH INDLE, DIDN'T HAVE THAT CONNECTION.

YOU ALMOST FELT EXCITED, LIKE, "WELL, THAT'S WHO YOU SHOULD BE WITH, SOMEBODY THAT'S EXCITING AND IS FUN AND, YOU KNOW, HAS A GREAT PERSONALITY."

AT HOME, INDLE STILL ISN'T GETTING WHAT HE WANTS FROM ANASTASIA...

NO OBEDIENCE, NO RESPECT, AND NO SEX.

ANASTASIA, IT'S JUST... JUST LET ME IN FOR A LITTLE WHILE.

NO, GO TO YOUR OWN ROOM.

COME ON. NO.

THERE'S THIS BIG TUG OF WAR GOING ON, SO THIS IS ESCALATING MORE AND MORE AS SHE UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES AND HOW SHE WANTS MORE FREEDOM HERE AND THE MORE CONTROLLING HE BECOMES.

IF ANASTASIA WALKS AWAY FROM HER MARRIAGE NOW, SHE WILL HAVE TO RETURN TO KYRGYZSTAN.

UNDER U.S. LAW, SHE NEEDS TO BE MARRIED FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS BEFORE SHE'S ELIGIBLE FOR U.S. CITIZENSHIP, WHICH MEANS SHE HAS ANOTHER TWO YEARS TO ENDURE.

SHE WAS AFRAID SHE WOULD BE DEPORTED, SO SHE WENT ALONG WITH THE WAY IT WAS.

AND THE HOURS THAT SHE WASN'T WITH HIM WERE GREAT FOR HER, AND IT WAS WORTH IT FOR HER.

CONSTANTLY REJECTED BY HIS WIFE, INDLE BECOMES EVEN MORE MISTRUSTFUL.

TELL ME AGAIN WHAT THIS IS. I DON'T GET IT.

IT'S A TRANSLATING BUSINESS FOR RUSSIAN FOR A BUSINESSMAN.

YOU... YOU HAVE A JOB AT A RESTAURANT.

YES, CAN YOU DROP ME SOMEWHERE RIGHT HERE?

COME ON. I CAN DRIVE YOU TO THE OFFICE.

NO, IT'S OKAY. IT'S RIGHT OVER HERE, OKAY?

I GO NOW.

WELL, ALL RIGHT.

WELL, DO YOU NEED ME TO PICK YOU UP?

NO, THANK YOU. IT'S OKAY.

YOU'RE SURE?

YES.

WITH WHAT WAS GOING ON AT HOME, I THINK IT WAS HARD FOR PEOPLE TO WATCH JUST BECAUSE, ON THAT ONE HAND, YOU REALLY WANTED HER TO HAVE A VERY SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP.

AND WE ALL KIND OF KNEW THAT THAT WASN'T GOING TO BE WITH HER HUSBAND.

IS HE GONE? YES.

SHE WAS GETTING WHAT A RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE LIKE, HOW IT SHOULD FEEL, YOU KNOW, THAT ATTENTION, THAT SUPPORT, KNOWING THAT THAT PERSON'S GOT YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART AND WANTING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU AND MAKE YOU HAPPY.

SHE DEFINITELY WASN'T GETTING THAT FROM INDLE BY ANY MEANS.

OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS, ANASTASIA AND SERGEI SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE TOGETHER.

SHE OBVIOUSLY KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING WAS WRONG, BUT THE FEELINGS THAT SHE WAS GETTING WAS OUTWEIGHING WHAT COULD REALLY HAPPEN IN THE END.

THAT MADE ME NERVOUS.

INDLE WAS VERY UNPREDICTABLE.

I LOVE THIS ONE. IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL.

I COULD SEE YOU TWO MAKING SOME ROMANTIC DRIVES ALONG THE COAST.

YES.

HEY! HEY!

ANASTASIA!

SPEAK RUSSIAN, SPEAK RUSSIAN.

WHO THE HELL IS HE?

THIS IS ONE OF THE PEOPLE FROM MY GROUP.

I'M HELPING HIM BUY A CAR.

MEET SERGEI IVANANOV.

HELLO. INDLE.

IN FACT, WE ARE...

HAVE TO GO TO A MEETING RIGHT NOW.

SO PLEASE, COME WITH ME.

I'LL SEE YOU AT HOME.

DID THAT GUY SPEAK ANY ENGLISH TO YOU?

SURE, HE SPOKE PERFECT ENGLISH.

I REMEMBER TALKING TO HER. "WELL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

WHAT'S YOUR PLAN?

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN'T JUST..."

YOU KNOW, WE KNEW IT WASN'T GONNA MAYBE END THE BEST.

INDLE, I'M GOING.

I'LL SEE YOU LATER, HONEY.

BYE.

FOLLOWING THE INCIDENT AT THE CAR DEALERSHIP, INDLE'S FRUSTRATION WITH HIS WIFE TURNS OBSESSIVE.

I THINK THAT HE WAS VERY JEALOUS.

HE WAS REALLY STARTING TO FIND OUT ABOUT THINGS.

I COULD ABSOLUTELY SEE HIM SPYING ON HER OR, YOU KNOW, DIGGING THROUGH HER THINGS, BEING, YOU KNOW, REALLY OVERBEARING.

INDLE HAS BEEN DOWN THIS ROAD BEFORE WITH HIS FIRST WIFE.

IT SEEMS LIKE HISTORY IS REPEATING ITSELF.

HE STARTED TO KIND OF GET KNOWLEDGE OR WOULD SEE LETTERS.

THERE WAS BITS AND PIECES THAT STARTED TO COME OUT.

YOU COULD SEE HIM START TO GET OBVIOUSLY VERY UPSET BY IT, YOU KNOW, RIGHTFULLY SO IN THE SENSE OF THAT IT'S HER HUSBAND, AND SHE'S HAVING OTHER RELATIONSHIPS OUTSIDE THE MARRIAGE.

ANASTASIA IS NOT THE ONLY ONE IN THE MARRIAGE KEEPING A DARK SECRET.

INDLE HAD BOASTED OF WEALTH, BUT IT'S A LIE.

WHEN INDLE KING CAME OVER TO MEET ANASTASIA AND HER PARENTS, HE WOULD HAVE PROJECTED A CONFIDENT, EDUCATED MAN, ONE WHO WAS WEALTHY AND WHO COULD MAKE MORE WEALTH.

THE REALITY... INDLE KING, WHEN HE MET ANASTASIA, WAS NOT DOING WELL.

HE BEGAN TO FEEL DESPERATE.

HIS CARS WERE GETTING REPOSSESSED.

HE WAS RUNNING OUT OF MONEY.

HELLO.

OKAY, BYE.

NOW INDLE IS FIRED FROM HIS JOB, MAKING HIS FINANCIAL WORRIES EVEN WORSE.

BUT THERE MAY BE A SOLUTION.

HIS SISTER, PAIGE, WHEN SHE GOT MARRIED AND HAD CHILDREN, SHE WAS PROVIDED A HOUSE BY THE PARENTS.

INDLE KING WAS THINKING THAT IF HE ALSO HAD HEIRS OR HAD A FAMILY, THAT HE ALSO WOULD BE GIVEN MORE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FROM HIS PARENTS.

PROBLEM IS, ANASTASIA WON'T LET HIM ANYWHERE NEAR HER.

I THINK SHE FELT THAT SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BE WITH HIM FOR LONG, AND HE WAS OBVIOUSLY TRYING TO HAVE CHILDREN.

AND YOU COULD SEE HOW THE WORLDS WERE GONNA COLLIDE.

OKAY.

LET'S GO.

WE NEED TO TALK.

ABOUT WHAT, INDY?

DEAL WAS ALWAYS THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE CHILDREN.

NO, I-I CHANGED MY MIND.

I WANT TO FINISH SCHOOL FIRST, AND THEN WE TALK ABOUT KIDS.

YOU WANT TO LEAVE ME FOR THAT OTHER GUY, DON'T YOU?

WHAT OTHER GUY?

IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME KIDS, YOU'RE GONNA GO BACK TO THAT CRAPPY COUNTRY.

YOU'RE GONNA HAVE NOTHING.

THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR HER, TO NOT BE DEPORTED, SO THAT SHE COULD BE IN AMERICA AND DO WHAT SHE WANTED TO DO.

SO, OF COURSE, THAT WAS THE BIGGEST THREAT OF ALL.

YOU'RE GOING BACK, I SWEAR TO GOD.

EVERYTHING STARTED TO KIND OF SPIRAL.

SHE WAS, LIKE, "MY GOSH. WHAT HAVE I DONE HERE?

YOU KNOW, HOW DO I GET OUT OF THIS?"

BY THE SUMMER OF 1999, ANASTASIA'S HUSBAND, INDLE KING, IS LOSING CONTROL.

HE NO LONGER HAS A JOB AND NEEDS ANASTASIA TO DELIVER ON HER PART OF THEIR ARRANGEMENT.

IF YOU DON'T GIVE ME KIDS, YOU'RE GONNA GO BACK TO THAT CRAPPY COUNTRY.

AS THINGS GOT WORSE, AS HIS ANGER STARTED TO SOAR, I THINK SHE FELT LIKE THE WALLS WERE STARTING TO CLOSE IN.

WITH NO INCOME OF HIS OWN, INDLE MAKES ANASTASIA DEPOSIT HER WAGES FROM THE RESTAURANT IN THEIR JOINT ACCOUNT, AND HE KEEPS THE ONLY ATM CARD.

BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH MONEY, SO INDLE ADVERTISES FOR SHORT-TERM TENANTS.

ONE TENANT STAYS LONGER THAN USUAL.

21-YEAR-OLD DANIEL LARSON SEEMS TAILOR-MADE FOR INDLE KING.

INDLE WAS ALWAYS ON TOP OF DANIEL WITH DEMANDS.

IT WAS NONSTOP.

"THESE ARE YOUR DUTIES.

YOU CLEAN THE BATHROOM.

YOU CLEAN THE BEDROOM.

WASH THE CAR. MOW THE LAWN.

HEY, I... I GOT THE SINK DONE, AND I GOT EVERYTHING CLEAN, LIKE YOU SAID.

THAT HOUSE HAD TO BE IMMACULATELY CLEAN.

AND IF YOU DIDN'T DO IT CORRECTLY, HE WOULD STAND OVER YOU AND HAVE YOU DO IT AGAIN.

GET UP UNDERNEATH.

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KING AND LARSON WAS ALMOST MORE OF A BIZARRE "FATHER-SON KIND OF WITH A TWIST" RELATIONSHIP.

KING SEEMED TO HAVE SOME KIND OF POWER OVER DANIEL LARSON.

INDLE IS WELL AWARE HIS TENANT HAS A VIOLENT PAST.

DANIEL COMES ACROSS AS FABULOUS, BUT THE MORE YOU GET TO KNOW HIM, HE'S VERY TERRIFYING.

I KNEW THAT HE HAD BEEN IN TROUBLE, BUT I FOUND OUT LATER HE HAD ASSAULTED WOMEN, AND IT WAS SEXUAL.

BUT INDLE IS NOT FAZED BY DANIEL'S HISTORY.

AND THE TWO MEN GROW CLOSE.

THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

THAT'S NORMAL.

MOST GUYS GET THAT.

ANASTASIA KNEW DANIEL'S TRUE PAST, WHY HE WAS IN TROUBLE, AND SO SHE DID NOT CARE FOR HIM.

SHE DID NOT WANT HIM IN THE HOUSE.

YOU DON'T GET THAT, DO YOU?

BUT INDLE WOULDN'T GET RID OF DANIEL, AND DANIEL WANTED TO STAY.

EVER SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, SHE WALKS AROUND LIKE SHE OWNS THE PLACE, AND SHE DOESN'T RESPECT YOU.

DANIEL FELT THAT SHE WAS A THREAT, AND HE MADE IT VERY CLEAR THAT HE DID NOT CARE FOR HER.

HE WOULD SAY THAT SHE DOESN'T LIKE ME, SO I'M NOT GOING TO LIKE HER.

SHE TREATS YOU LIKE YOU'RE NOTHING, AND YOU'RE WAY MORE THAN THAT.

SHE'S EVIL.

ANASTASIA HAS BECOME AN OUTCAST IN HER OWN HOME.

I JUST REMEMBER HER CALLING, AND SHE WAS JUST QUITE SCARED.

NATASHA.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ANYMORE.

SHE SOUNDED DESPONDENT AND VERY DISTRESSED ON WHAT TO DO NEXT AND WHAT THE OPTIONS WERE.

HE MAKES ME UNCOMFORTABLE. I FEEL VERY TRAPPED.

MY GOD.

I THINK HE WAS ON THE OTHER END OF THE PHONE.

I HAVE TO GO. BYE.

THIS WAS A DANGEROUS SITUATION BUILDING UP.

YOU HAVE A MAN WHO ABSOLUTELY WANTS TO BE IN CONTROL OF THIS WOMAN, WHO WANTS HER DEVOTED TO HIM.

AND SHE CAN'T STAND HIM.

SHE WANTS TO LIMIT HER CONTACT WITH HIM.

ANASTASIA RECORDS HER FEARS IN A SECRET DIARY, HIDDEN IN HER LOCKER AT WORK.

ANASTASIA DIDN'T THINK THAT SHE COULD DIVORCE HIM OR LEAVE HIM BECAUSE OF THE THREAT OF BEING DEPORTED.

BUT SHE HAD SPENT TWO YEARS IN AMERICA AT THAT POINT.

SHE KNEW, HOWEVER, THAT SHE HAD TO STAY MARRIED TO INDLE FOR ANOTHER YEAR BEFORE SHE COULD GET CITIZENSHIP.

ANASTASIA DOES HER BEST TO HANG ON IN HER MARRIAGE.

BUT ONE NIGHT INDLE LEAVES THE COMPUTER UNATTENDED, STILL LOGGED ON.

SHE SEES THE ONLINE HISTORY.

HE'S SHOPPING FOR A NEW BRIDE.

ANASTASIA TOLD ME THAT HE WAS TRYING TO GET RID OF HER.

AND I SAID, "WELL, WHY WOULD HE DO THAT?"

AND HE SAID, "BECAUSE HE WANTS TO HAVE BABIES, AND I'M NOT READY TO HAVE CHILDREN YET."

DESPERATE FOR A BREAK FROM INDLE, ANASTASIA DECIDES TO VISIT HER FAMILY IN KYRGYZSTAN.

SHE FELT TRAPPED. SHE NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THERE.

SO SHE WAS GOING TO TAKE A TRIP HOME AND SEE HER PARENTS.

AND THAT SEEMED TO BE, FOR ME, A GREAT IDEA.

STILL ONLY 20 YEARS OLD, ANASTASIA NEEDS SPACE TO MAKE A DECISION...

COMMIT TO LIFE WITH INDLE OR REMAIN IN KYRGYZSTAN AND GIVE UP HER DREAM OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP.

NEED SOME HELP THERE, HONEY?

NO.

BUT INDLE CAN'T LET HIS WIFE OUT OF HIS GRASP FOR LONG.

INDLE DECIDED HE WANTED TO RECONCILE, AND HE FOLLOWED ANASTASIA BACK TO KYRGYZSTAN.

SHE ACTUALLY DID CALL ME FROM THERE.

AND SHE WAS PRETTY DISTRAUGHT.

SHE SAID HE FOLLOWED HER THERE AND PRETENDED THAT EVERYTHING WAS...

THEY WERE ALL LOVELY-DOVEY.

HE WAS JUST BEING A BIG FAKE, AND HE DIDN'T LEAVE HER SIDE.

SO SHE COULDN'T TALK TO HER PARENTS ABOUT ANYTHING.

SHE WAS VERY UPSET.

THE REASON SHE LEFT WAS TO GET AWAY FROM HIM.

SHE DECIDES TO GO BACK TO SEATTLE WITH HER HUSBAND FOR BETTER OR WORSE.

SHE TOLD ME, "I'LL BE BACK ON THURSDAY TO WORK AT 2:00.

AND I'LL CALL YOU WHILE I'M THERE."

ON SEPTEMBER 22nd, IN KYRGYZSTAN, INDLE KING AND ANASTASIA WERE AT THE AIRPORT, AND HER PARENTS LEFT THEM THERE.

THEY HAD TAKEN THEM TO THE AIRPORT TO RETURN TO SEATTLE, SAID THEIR GOODBYES.

THE CONNECTING FLIGHT FROM MOSCOW ARRIVES AT SEA-TAC AIRPORT 15 HOURS LATER.

ANASTASIA WAS GOING TO CALL HER PARENTS AS SOON AS SHE GOT HOME.

AND THEY NEVER GOT THAT CALL.

HER CO-WORKER AT THE RESTAURANT, PATTY SWANEY, DOESN'T GET A CALL FROM ANASTASIA EITHER.

WHEN SHE WAS A DAY OR TWO LATE, I SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS UP BECAUSE SHE WAS THAT TYPE OF PERSON.

SHE WOULD'VE CALLED ME.

DAYS HAD GONE BY.

THEY HAD NOT HEARD FROM HER.

SO THEY, OBVIOUSLY, WERE CONCERNED.

THEY CALLED THE HOME A NUMBER OF TIMES.

INDLE KING WOULD ANSWER THE PHONE, AND HE WOULD HANG UP ON THEM.

EVENTUALLY, HE RESPONDED TO THEM.

HE JUST YELLED, "MOSCOW! MOSCOW!"

AND HUNG UP ON THEM.

10 DAYS AFTER HER PARENTS WAVED GOODBYE TO HER AT THE AIRPORT, ANASTASIA IS OFFICIALLY DECLARED A MISSING PERSON.

ANASTASIA HAD PRETTY MUCH JUST GONE OFF THE GRID.

IN SEPTEMBER 2000, ANASTASIA KING AND HER HUSBAND, INDLE, TAKE A TRIP TO VISIT HER PARENTS IN KYRGYZSTAN.

BUT 10 DAYS AFTER SHE SHOULD'VE ARRIVED BACK IN SEATTLE, SHE HASN'T RETURNED TO WORK.

I SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS UP BECAUSE SHE WAS THAT TYPE OF PERSON.

SHE WOULD'VE CALLED ME IF SHE WAS GONNA BE LATE.

CONCERNED FRIENDS AND FAMILY CALL THE POLICE TO REPORT ANASTASIA'S DISAPPEARANCE.

LET'S CHECK AROUND BACK.

THE POLICE WENT TO THE KING HOME.

THEY COULD HEAR MOVEMENT INSIDE, BUT NOBODY WOULD ANSWER THE DOOR.

THEY WENT AROUND TO THE BACK OF THE RESIDENCE, AND THERE WAS A SLIDING GLASS DOOR THAT WAS PARTIALLY OPEN.

POLICE DEPARTMENT! IS THERE ANYONE HOME?

POLICE DEPARTMENT!

ANYONE HOME?

EXCUSE ME.

INDLE KING? WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

I'M DETECTIVE JAMESON.

THIS IS SERGEANT McCALL.

WE'RE FROM THE MOUNTLAKE TERRACE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

WE'VE BEEN CONTACTED BY AN ATTORNEY HERE IN SEATTLE ON BEHALF OF YOUR WIFE'S PARENTS.

THEY HAVEN'T HEARD FROM HER IN OVER A WEEK, WHICH IS UNUSUAL.

WE WERE JUST WONDERING IF YOU KNEW WHERE SHE WAS.

MOSCOW IS PROBABLY WHERE YOU'LL FIND HER, AS FAR AS I KNOW.

INDLE TELLS THE POLICE THAT HE'D SPENT SEVERAL HAPPY DAYS IN KYRGYZSTAN WITH ANASTASIA AND HER PARENTS BEFORE ANASTASIA DELIVERED SOME DEVASTATING NEWS.

INDLE KING TOLD THE POLICE THAT ACTUALLY SHE HAD NEVER RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, THAT THEY HAD HAD A FIGHT IN THE MOSCOW AIRPORT, AND THAT WAS THE LAST THAT HE SAW OF HER.

SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH THIS GUY NAMED SERGEI.

AND, SHE TURNED AROUND AND STARTED WALKING OFF.

HE SAID THAT HE DID WANT TO RECONCILE WITH HER, AND SHE DECLINED TO GO BACK WITH HIM.

WHAT WAS I GONNA DO? WELL, I LET HER GO, AND I JUST TURNED AROUND, AND I GOT ON THE PLANE.

I CAME HOME.

YOU'RE SAYING SHE'S LEFT YOU?

YES.

SHE TOLD ME I WASN'T GOOD ENOUGH.

SHE TOLD ME I WASN'T STRONG ENOUGH.

I DON'T BLAME HER.

I TRIED TO CHANGE. I REALLY DID.

BUT IT WASN'T ENOUGH.

BEFORE DETECTIVES LEAVE, INDLE HANDS THEM A HOME VIDEO OF THE TRIP TO KYRGYZSTAN.

IT SHOWS THE COUPLE EMBRACING, LAUGHING AND HAPPY.

BUT IF ANASTASIA REALLY HAS LEFT INDLE, WHY HASN'T SHE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF HER LOVED ONES?

THEY LEARNED FROM A FRIEND OF HERS THAT SHE HAD NOT SHOWN UP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, WHERE SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO START CLASSES.

ANASTASIA'S FRIENDS IN SEATTLE FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE SHE STAYED IN RUSSIA.

SHE HAD HER SCHOOL.

SHE HAD A FEW FRIENDS THAT SHE WAS ALLOWED TO HAVE, AND THIS WAS HER LIFE.

IF SHE HAD JUST HELD ON A LITTLE BIT LONGER, SHE WOULD BE A LEGAL CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THEN IT WOULD ALL BE OVER.

SHE COULD GO ABOUT HER BUSINESS AND LIVE HER LIFE.

SHE WASN'T WILLING TO RISK LOSING THAT.

THEN, IN EARLY OCTOBER, A CRUCIAL PIECE OF INFORMATION COMES TO LIGHT.

THE POLICE ACTUALLY CONFIRMED THAT ANASTASIA HAD BEEN ON THE FLIGHT.

THE FLIGHT MANIFEST SHOWED SHE HAD RETURNED TO THE SEATTLE AREA.

THEY THEN LEARNED OF THE CUSTOMS RECORDS THAT SHOWED THAT THEY HAD BOTH PASSED THROUGH CUSTOMS WITHIN A MINUTE OF EACH OTHER.

AND SO, AT THAT POINT, THEY KNEW THAT MR. KING WAS OBVIOUSLY LYING ABOUT ANASTASIA.

THE POLICE CONFRONTED INDLE KING.

HE LOOKED AT THE OFFICER, AND HE LEANED FORWARD DRAMATICALLY, SLAPPED HIS KNEE AND SAID, "YOU MEAN TO TELL ME SHE WAS ON THAT FLIGHT?"

THE HAIR ON THE BACK OF THEIR NECK STOOD UP.

I THINK THEY WERE IN FEAR FOR ANASTASIA AT THAT POINT.

STILL, IF ANASTASIA HAS RETURNED TO THE U.S., WHERE IS SHE?

AS SOON AS THEY KNEW THAT SHE, IN FACT, HAD NOT STAYED IN MOSCOW AND HAD RETURNED ON THAT FLIGHT, THERE WAS AN ACTIVE MISSING-PERSON INVESTIGATION.

DETECTIVES PLACE INDLE KING UNDER SURVEILLANCE.

AFTER THAT INTERVIEW WITH MR. KING, THAT'S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO HEIGHTEN THEIR CONCERN ABOUT HIS POTENTIAL INVOLVEMENT.

HE WAS A PRIME SUSPECT AT THAT POINT.

WITHIN DAYS, INDLE LEADS POLICE TO A SURPRISING LOCATION...

...SNOHOMISH COUNTY JAIL, WHERE INDLE'S FORMER TENANT, DANIEL LARSON, IS AWAITING TRIAL.

HE WAS INCARCERATED BECAUSE HE HAD ATTACKED A RUSSIAN FEMALE AT THE MALL.

AND SO, HE WAS BEING HELD ON INDECENT LIBERTIES CHARGES.

THE POLICE NOTICED IN THE JAIL VISITING LOGS THAT DANIEL LARSON HAD BEEN VISITED BY INDLE KING MULTIPLE TIMES.

OR COURSE I CAME.

THAT SEEMED UNUSUAL TO THEM BECAUSE HE HAD DESCRIBED THEIR RELATIONSHIP AS LANDLORD-TENANT, AND WHY WOULD HE BE VISITED DANIEL LARSON REGULARLY AT THE JAIL?

DETECTIVES DECIDE TO APPROACH LARSON FOR FURTHER QUESTIONING.

DANIEL.

JUST TO REMIND YOU, THIS CONVERSATION'S BEING RECORDED.

WE JUST HAVE A FEW MORE QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

IT'S ABOUT ANASTASIA KING.

MORE SPECIFICALLY INDLE KING.

THEIR INTEREST OBVIOUSLY WAS PIQUED WITH DANIEL LARSON AND WHETHER DANIEL LARSON MAY HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO ANASTASIA.

LAST TIME WE MET, YOU SAID HE WAS JUST YOUR LANDLORD.

AND NOW THE TWO OF YOU ARE BEST FRIENDS.

CAN YOU SEE WHY WE WOULD FIND THAT A LITTLE BIT CURIOUS?

SO, IF YOU DON'T MIND, I JUST HAVE A FEW MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT ANASTASIA.

I ALREADY TOLD YOU EVERYTHING I KNOW.

THEY HAD THEIR BIG FIGHT AT THE AIRPORT IN MOSCOW, AND SHE JUST LEFT ON HER OWN.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT THE FLIGHT MANIFEST SHOWS THAT SHE WAS ON THAT FLIGHT WITH INDLE?

AS THE POLICE PRESSED, DANIEL AS HE WAS SPEAKING WAS GIVING DETAILS THAT JUST SUGGESTED THAT HE KNEW MORE.

YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO INDLE ABOUT THIS, HAVEN'T YOU?

DANIEL LARSON WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAD A VERY DYSFUNCTIONAL CHILDHOOD.

HE HAD SEVERE ABUSE, SEVERE ISSUES FROM THE TIME HE WAS APPROXIMATELY 3 YEARS OLD.

THE DETECTIVES HOPE THEY CAN STRIKE AN EMOTIONAL CHORD WITH DANIEL TO MAKE HIM TALK.

DANIEL, DID YOU KNOW THAT HER MOTHER IS VISITING MORGUES, TRYING TO FIND HER DAUGHTER?

THEY SUGGESTED THAT ANASTASIA'S PARENTS DESERVE TO KNOW WHERE SHE WAS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HER.

WE'LL BE BACK IN A FEW MINUTES.

EVEN PEOPLE LIKE DANIEL LARSON MAY HAVE A SHRED OF CONSCIENCE AT SOME POINT.

ANASTASIA HAS BEEN MISSING FOR THREE MONTHS NOW.

THE ONLY CHANCE OF FINDING HER SEEMS TO DEPEND ON LARSON TALKING.

DANIEL?

POLICE INTERVIEWED DANIEL FURTHER.

THIS IS NOT FAIR FOR HER.

DON'T YOU THINK SHE DESERVES TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HER DAUGHTER, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE?

SHE LOVES HER.

HE THEN CHANGED HIS STORY.

I KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.

DANIEL FINALLY DESCRIBED WHAT HAD ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, DETECTIVES INVESTIGATING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ANASTASIA KING HAVE MADE A BREAKTHROUGH.

DID YOU KNOW THAT HER MOTHER IS VISITING MORGUES, TRYING TO FIND HER DAUGHTER?

HER HUSBAND'S FORMER TENANT DANIEL LARSON HAS AGREED TO MAKE A STATEMENT.

DANIEL FINALLY DESCRIBED WHAT HAD ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN THEY GOT BACK TO THE AIRPORT, BACK FROM MOSCOW.

INDLE KING AND ANASTASIA CAME HOME THE EVENING OF SEPTEMBER 22nd.

DANIEL TOLD POLICE THAT, WHEN INDLE GOT BACK TO THE AIRPORT WITH ANASTASIA, HE CALLED AND SAID, "WE'RE ON OUR WAY HOME. BE READY."

HE WAS ANGRY.

WITH ANASTASIA?

YEAH.

SO ANGRY.

THEY ARRIVED AT THE HOUSE IN MOUNTLAKE TERRACE.

WHEN THEY GOT HOME, ANASTASIA HAD GONE TO HER ROOM.

KING THEN ACTUALLY CALLED HER DOWNSTAIRS, AND ANASTASIA SAID, "WHY?"

SAID TO ANASTASIA, YOU KNOW, "GIVE ME A KISS."

HE GRABBED HER IN A BEAR HUG.

DANIEL LARSON CAME FROM BEHIND WITH A NECKTIE.

THE TWO OF THEM WRESTLED ANASTASIA.

ANASTASIA WAS FIGHTING LIKE MAD.

INDLE KING ENDED UP KIND OF PINNING HER BODY DOWN UNDERNEATH HIS AND THEN COMMANDED LARSON TO TIE THE NECKTIE TIGHTER.

HE DESCRIBED IT TAKING ABOUT A MINUTE.

SHE WAS KICKING AND FIGHTING.

AND THEN... SHE JUST STOPPED.

HE WAS INDLE'S PUPPET.

INDLE WASN'T GOING TO GET HIS HANDS DIRTY.

THAT'S THE TYPE OF MAN THAT HE IS.

"I'M NOT GOING TO WASH THE DISHES. YOU WILL.

BUT I'M GONNA SUPERVISE."

INDLE SAID WE HAD TO GET RID OF HER.

THEY WRAPPED HER IN A RUG.

WE PUT IT IN HER CAR, AND WE DROVE OUTSIDE OF THE CITY.

HE LED THEM TO A LOCATION UPON THE TULALIP RESERVATION.

IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO GET TO.

IT WAS THROUGH A LOT OF THICK BRUSH.

IT'S OVER HERE.

THE POLICE THEN RECOVERED ANASTASIA'S BODY SHORTLY THEREAFTER.

THE FBI CALLED ME AT WORK, AND THEY SAID, "WELL, WE FOUND YOUR BUSINESS CARD WITH A MESSAGE SAYING, 'CALL THIS WOMAN IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO ME.'"

AND I JUST BLURTED OUT, "WHAT DID HE DO TO HER?"

ANASTASIA WAS, UM...

FULL OF GRACE.

SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.

THIS IS WHERE IT GETS EMOTIONAL FOR ME.

SHE WAS... FUN-LOVING, LOVED LIFE.

SORRY.

SHE WAS A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN.

FOLLOWING THE DISCOVERY OF ANASTASIA'S BODY, POLICE CHARGED DANIEL LARSON AND INDLE KING WITH HER MURDER.

PART OF THE EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE WHICH SUGGESTED PREMEDITATION...

INDLE KING WAS PROLIFIC IN HIS SEARCH FOR ANOTHER MAIL-ORDER BRIDE.

FOUR MONTHS BEFORE ANASTASIA'S MURDER, KING HAD WRITTEN E-MAILS CLAIMING HIS WIFE HAD LEFT HIM.

WHAT'S MORE, AT HIS TRIAL, IT EMERGES THAT THAT THE HOME VIDEO OF THE COUPLE IN KYRGYZSTAN WAS INDLE'S ATTEMPT AT DECEPTION.

IT'S CLEAR WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO DO IS TO CREATE EVIDENCE THAT, "THIS IS A HAPPY MARRIAGE.

WHY WOULD I DO ANYTHING TO HURT MY LOVELY WIFE?"

ANY RATIONAL HUMAN BEING WATCHING THIS CAN SEE THERE IS NO LOVE GOING ON HERE.

IN MARCH 2002, DANIEL LARSON IS SENTENCED TO 20 YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS ROLE IN ANASTASIA'S MURDER.

INDLE KING IS SENTENCED TO 28 YEARS.

ANASTASIA'S PARENTS ARE DETERMINED THAT THEIR DAUGHTER'S DEATH SHOULD NOT BE IN VAIN.

ANASTASIA'S PARENTS FOUGHT VERY HARD AND WORKED WITH LOCAL LEGISLATORS.

IN 2006, CONGRESS PASSES THE INTERNATIONAL MARRIAGE BROKER ACT TO PROTECT THE ESTIMATED 14,000 MAIL-ORDER BRIDES WHO ENTER THE UNITED STATES EVERY YEAR.

IF YOU'RE TRYING TO GET A MAIL-ORDER BRIDE, YOU'VE GOT TO REVEAL ANY KIND OF CRIMINAL BACKGROUND YOU HAVE.

AND THIS WOULD'VE HELPED ANASTASIA.

SHE WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT INDLE KING'S PREVIOUS WIFE HAD FILED A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIM.

SHE THOUGHT THAT HE WAS GOING TO HELP HER ACHIEVE HER GOALS IN HAVING THE WHITE PICKET FENCE AND GOING TO SCHOOL AND BECOMING THE BEST THAT SHE COULD BE.

HE WASN'T GOING TO LET HER HAVE A LIFE, AND HE WAS GOING TO DO ANYTHING IN HIS POWER TO STOP THAT.

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN SOMEBODY LIKE THAT?

I DON'T KNOW.