His Secret Past (2016) - full transcript

Popular crime novelist, Jennifer Becker lives a lavish life in a small coastal town in California with her daughter, Lily. One day, while out for a run, Lily is attacked--but then rescued by a mysterious stranger named Mick. The local sheriff thinks there is more to Mick than meets the eye. As he investigates with Jennifer, both discover this mysterious interloper has a hidden past and is the wrong boyfriend for Lily.

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Don't you know
your heart's in me ♪

♪ Keep hearing those voices
in my head ♪

♪ Haunted voices in my head ♪

♪ These voices keep
swimming around my head ♪

♪ They're haunting me ♪

♪ Little dark voices
in my head ♪

♪ Where are they now? ♪

♪ [rapping]


Help! No! Help!



Help! Help!

- Get off!
- Hey!


- Here you go, Lily.
- Thank you.

Excuse me.

Is she here?
My daughter Lily.

I got a call saying
that she was here.

Jen! Jennifer!

Thank God!

You have no idea
how worried I've been.

Who did this to you?

I couldn't see his face.
He was wearing a mask.

Is that-- This is your
sweatshirt. Is that blood?

No, no, no.
That's not her blood.

I bit his hand

when he put it
over my mouth.

The main thing is,

outside of a few scrapes,
she wasn't hurt.

Poor baby.

Luckily, there was a bystander
that stepped in

and stopped the attack.

What bystander?

I don't know.

He just pulled the guy
off me

- and started beating him up.
- And then what?

I ran, and when I looked back,
they were both gone.

I have a unit
out at the scene right now.

So far we found your MP3 player
and your headphones,

but what I'm hoping for is
a call from our Good Samaritan.

Maybe he can help us
with the I.D.

We're gonna run that blood
sample through our DNA database

and hopefully get a match
on this punk.

Lily, you remember
anything else,

I want you guys to call me,

You think you'll
be able to catch him?

Well, I can promise you
that we're gonna do our best.

You sure I can't give you
a ride home?

No, I think we'll be all right.
Thank you.

You know where to find me.

He was friendlier than usual.

He's known us a long time.
He's just concerned.


You're deflecting,
and it's not gonna work.

How are you feeling?
You want to go to the hospital?

I just want to go home
and get some rest.



Rise and shine.

So I thought I could
take the day off,

and you and I could go to
the mall and get our nails done.

- How's that sound?
- What about your deadline?

I'm only a couple of chapters
away from finishing.

Come on. It'll be fun.

It's okay. Kelly said
she wants to meet for lunch.

You sure?

I'll be fine.

[doorbell rings]

I'll get it.


Hi, Mrs. Becker.

I heard about what happened.
Is she here?

She's resting at the moment.

Well, I just brought her these.

I'll make sure she gets them.

Lily! Are you okay?

- It's okay, Mom.
- If you're not feeling well--

It'll only be a minute.
Come on.

What are you even saying?

I can't be worried
about my girlfriend?

I'm not your girlfriend
anymore, Scott.

So I'm just not supposed
to care about you?

I told you I'm fine.

I know I screwed up.

You screwed Bobby's sister.

I was drunk.

You were stupid.

Look, Lily,

this is
our last summer together.

In the fall,
I'm gonna go to Harvard and--

You really like saying that,
don't you?

I don't wanna
leave things on a bad note.

You already have.

There must be something
I can do.

Actually, yeah.

Don't talk to me.



He just showed up at your house?

That's not creepy or anything.

He said he wanted to make sure
I was okay

and that he didn't
end things on a bad note.

Blah, blah, blah.

I hope you told him
what to go do with himself.

I'll say this. He would never
have risked his neck for me

like that other guy did.

I wonder why that guy
didn't go to the police though.

I'm sure he had his reasons.

I'm just glad he was there.

I mean, think about it.

The guy that attacked me
could have had a knife or a gun.

I mean, he would have had
no idea.

Yeah, it's just that
it was really convenient,

don't you think?

Him being all the way out there
in the middle of nowhere

at just the right time?

I'm just gonna consider myself
lucky and leave it at that.

Besides, he was really cute.


Finally, the truth comes out.

There's nothing wrong
with that, right?

I don't know.
You tell me.

Well, I'm never gonna
see him again anyway, so...

But if you did?

I would say thank you.

That's all, huh?

It is our last summer
before college.

Our last chance to be reckless,
irresponsible teenagers.

And with my parents in Europe,
that deserves a toast.

Oh, my gosh.


I think that's him.

The guy that attacked you?

No, the guy that saved me.

Excuse me! Hi, uh...

It's you, right?
From the park yesterday?

I never got a chance
to thank you.

I just did what
anyone would have done.

I'm not so sure about that,

I'm Lily.
Lily Becker.

Mick Grant.

It's nice to meet you.


How are you? Hurt?

No. Actually, I got off
pretty easy, thanks to you.

- Yeah?
- I did break my MP3 player,

but it could have been
a lot worse.


I've never seen you around.
Do you live in the neighborhood?

Staying down at the marina.

Like on a boat?

Friends of the family
work there.

They let me dock
whenever I'm in town.

How about you?

Oh, yeah. I just live
up the hill there.

Sanderson Drive.

Nice houses up there.

So is it really him?

This is my best friend Kelly.

Hi. I'm Mick.

So, Mick, how come
you didn't go to the police?


I didn't want to get involved
in some big investigation.

I really didn't even get
a good look at the guy.

I just kind of scared him off.
That's all.

Well, you don't have to
if you don't feel comfortable.

But if you do decide
you want to,

Charles, the detective,
he's a good friend of my mom's.

He's not gonna give you
the third degree.

He just wants to hear
what you have to say.

I'll think about it, okay?

It was nice to meet you.

Oh, wait!

If I wanted to get ahold of you?


Slip 12, end of the marina.


Great, thanks.


You're right.
He's cute.

Would I lie?
Did you see his arms?

I bet he's got a six-pack.

You think he really lives
on that boat?

Well, that's what he said.

A little odd, don't you think?

I don't know.

I think it's interesting.

You owe me for lunch,
by the way.

LILY: Mom?

In here.

Wait, listen to this.

"Detective Petty had no idea

that the slight suspect sitting
in the interrogation room

was actually the killer
she'd spent months hunting."

That's great, Mom.
I found him.

- Who?
- The guy that saved me.

Are you sure it was him?

Yes. Kelly and I saw him
at the coffee shop.

Turns out he's staying
on a boat in the marina.

His name's Mick.

- So you talked to him.
- Mm-hmm.

And did he say why
he didn't go to the police?

Now you sound like Kelly.

Well, it's a fair question,
don't you think?

I just don't think
he wants the attention.

But I did ask him
to talk to Charles.


- He said he'd think about it.
- Huh.

Mom, he didn't have
to do anything.

He could have
just stayed out of it.

Then what would have happened?

I know.

Besides, he says
he didn't even see the guy.

He just ran off.

Yeah, but if there's
any chance of catching him--

I already said he said
he would think about it.

I can't make him do something
he doesn't want to do.

[phone ringing]

But he really did seem
like a nice guy.

You should answer that.
It could be your editor.



Hey. It's Charles.

Hi, Charles.

Any update on Lily's case?

Well, we're still waiting
for the DNA test

to get back from the lab,

but I thought
you might want to know

that the gentleman that saved
your daughter just came in.


Yeah, unfortunately,
he didn't see much,

but you never know.

Every detail counts.

Yeah, well that's really
nice to hear.

Well, I'll call you as soon
as I'm done here, okay?

Thank you so much, Charles.
I really appreciate it.

- Okay, great.
- Bye.

What'd he say?

Well, it looks like
your new friend

is at the police station
right now talking to him.


I wish there was more
I could tell you, Detective.

That's really all I know.

Okay, well,
if you remember anything else,

please contact me
immediately, huh?

- Of course.
- You know, Mick,

I would never advise a citizen
to engage a violent offender,

but off the record,
I am friends with the family,

so I commend you
for your bravery.

I appreciate that.

Had you not shown up,

there's no telling what
this psycho might have done.

That's it then?

That's it.

Oh, but, I do have
to have you fingerprinted.

It's just a standard procedure.

Anyone who's involved in an
active case, we have to do it.


You remember anything else,
no matter how insignificant.

You got it.

Hey, you really think they'll
be able to catch this guy?

Certainly gonna do our best.

- [twig snaps]
- [bird chirps, wings flutter]


Who's there?


Scott. Jeez,
you scared me to death.

I need your help.

Too bad.

Kelly, please.

You're in my way.

You know Lily
better than anyone.

I know that she doesn't want
anything to do with you.

What were you thinking, showing
up at her house like that?

What was I supposed to do?

She wasn't answering
any of my calls.

You really want my advise?
Leave her alone.

Who is he, Kelly?


The guy at the café.
I saw you two talking to him.

Wow. Graduated
to stalker already.

Is Lily seeing him?

You want to know who he is?

Okay, fine.
His name's Mick Grant.

He's the guy who saved
Lily's life yesterday.

You know, the guy that was there
when she needed him,

not the one off sleeping with
the first girl who'd say yes.

So she is seeing him.

What if she is?

Who is he then? I know
he's not from around here.

Does anyone know
anything about him?

I know he's twice the man
you are.

I'm just worried about Lily.

She'll be fine.

You sure?

Just stop calling her.


Ray Peterson Investigations.

- Ray.
- Speaking.

Scott Ellison.


How you been?
How's your dad?

He's pretty busy, trying
to close up this new deal.

He asked me
to give you a call.

Anything for your dad.
How can I help?

He'd like background information
on one of the parties.

"Mick Grant."

Got it. I'm on it.

Tell your dad
not to worry about a thing.


I can do this.



LILY: I tried to run again
this morning.

I barely made it home.

KELLY: You didn't expect things
would get better overnight,

did you?

I just thought if I got
back on the horse, you know?

Maybe you should see someone.

You mean like a shrink?

I mean like someone to talk to.

I just need time.

You don't need
to push yourself.

- I just hate being afraid.
- [text alert]

One sec.

That was Scott.

It's the fifth time
he's texted today.

If he loves you so badly,

he shouldn't have
cheated on you.

[door opens]

Hold on.

I thought I saw something.

Like what?

I guess it was nothing.

Don't scare me.

I'm fine.

Everything's okay.

[doorbell rings]

Somebody's here.

I'll call you back.


I was in the neighborhood.
I hope you don't mind.

- How did you know where I live?
- Google.

Sanderson Drive, remember?

Well, who is this?

This is Mick,
the guy I was telling you about.

- And this is my mom.
- Jennifer.

- Mick.
- Please come in.

Thank you.

I brought you something.

You mentioned
you broke your old one,

so I thought
you might like a new one.

Wow. Thank you.

And I would like
to thank you personally

for what you did
for my daughter.

You're welcome.

- Hey, can we get a picture?
- Yeah.

Oh, that's really--
I'd really rather not.

It's just a picture.

I know, but I'm a little

Being the hero
is not really my thing.

- Can he stay for dinner?
- Of course.

Oh, no.
Really, it's not necessary.

I'll just pick something up
on the way home.

- Mom, please?
- It is the least I can do

for the man that saved
my daughter's life.

What do you say, Mick?

I'd be honored.


[phone rings]


Scott? Ray Peterson.

Ray? I didn't expect
to hear from you so soon.

I aim to please.

What'd you find out?

I have to admit,

I have never seen anything
quite like this.

- Here we go.
- Thank you.

So, Mick,

Lily tells me that you have
a yacht in the marina.

It's not exactly
a yacht, but--

- That's where you live, right?
- For now.

It's kind of cool
if you think about it.

If I ever get tired of the view,
I just move to a new one.

Free spirit marches to the beat
of his own drum.

I would love that.

I mean, getting to go wherever
I want, whenever I want.

[phone rings]

[ringing continues]

Thank God you came along
when you did.

That's what the detective
was saying.

Sounds like he's pretty close
to you guys.


He helped me with research
a while back

from a law enforcement

and we've been friends
ever since.

Maybe more.

- Lily.
- [Lily laughs]

No, but really,
he's been very helpful

since we've been on our own.

So, Mick, what about you?
Where are you from originally?

East Coast.

New Hampshire, Rhode Island.

My dad was in the navy,

so always being
reassigned somewhere.

Is he still serving?

No, um...

My mom and dad passed away
a couple of years ago.

- Oh, I'm so sorry.
- It's okay.

You didn't know.

But I guess I inherited
my love of the ocean from him.

Um, so I'm just curious,

with your sailing from place
to place and traveling,

how do you make a living?


Just curious.

Well, can he not enjoy
a nice dinner

without an interrogation?

He did save me, remember?

You can't blame me
for being curious.

I'm a mother.
That's what we do.

It's okay, Lily.
When my parents passed away,

they left me
a fair amount of money.

Recently, I've been trying
my hand at writing.

Is that right?

Short stories mostly, poems.

My mom's a writer.

Really? What kind?

True crime mostly.


I think it's kind of morbid.


No, I think
it's a fascinating subject.

I mean, having
to explore your stories,

looking over all the evidence.

I gotta ask,
as someone just starting out,

what's your secret?

You really want to know?


An old Regal typewriter.

You're kidding.

Yeah. My father bought me one
at a garage sale

when I was in high school,

and everything I've ever done
has been written on it.

It's true.

You're not afraid?

There's no hard drive,
no backups.

Hemingway wrote with a pencil.

She does use a scanner, so...

Yes, so I'm not
a complete Luddite.


Well, that's awesome.

You're very lucky, you know.

Not many people get to make
a living doing what they love.

Sorry about Sherlock Holmes
in there.

Guess that's the hazard
of having a true crime writer

as your mom.

Elementary, my dear lady.

You were really great with her
in there.

She's hated everybody else
I've brought home.

Everyone, huh?

Not like I've had
a lot of them.

Right, of course.

Hey, have lunch with me


Yeah, you can
show me around town.

I'll show you my boat.

What do you say?


You know where to find me.

Good night, Lily.

He seems like a nice boy,
and I think he likes you.

Come on.



Permission to come aboard?

Hell yes.

Thank you.

- Whoop!
- Careful!

You're always saving me.

So you gonna
give me the tour?

You got thirty seconds?

Well, this is the deck.

That's the bridge up there,
and if you'll kindly follow me,

I'll show you
the spacious living quarters.



It may not look like much,
but it's enough.

Are those...

All the places
I've been so far. Yeah.

You're lucky, you know?

Getting to travel
anywhere you want,

wherever the current takes you,

no one telling you what to do
or how to do it.

Okay, there, Kerouac.


No, but it does get
a little lonely, you know?

I mean, you got your mom.

I've got a boat.

Well, your boat doesn't
interrogate guys

who come over for dinner.

You'd be surprised.

I mean, maybe if it wasn't
just the two of us.

Her and me.

After the divorce,
she just got overly cautious.

Is this your writing?

It's a work in progress.

But talking to your mom
really inspired me.

You gonna read
some of her books?

Well, according to Amazon,
I'm supposed to start with

The Double Murder
of Crown Hill.

Yeah, that's her big bestseller.

You know, we lived in Seattle
for over a year

- while she wrote it?
- Really?

It was a big case up there.

The guy supposedly killed
his business partner

and his girlfriend.

Some kind of embezzlement deal.

- Wow.
- Yeah.

You know she actually helped
them catch the guy, right?


It was just a cold case
when she found it,

but while she was
doing her research,

she uncovered evidence that
the homicide detective missed,

so that convinced
the Seattle PD

to reopen
the whole investigation.

Wow. You must be proud.

Yeah. I just wish
it wasn't all so...



So, uh, lunch.

Right, lunch.

- Can I ask you a question?
- Shoot.

What were you doing
in the woods

the day I was attacked?

Sometimes when I have
writer's block, I like to walk.

Clears my head.

You know, I can't help
thinking though.

Maybe it was fate.


I mean, like your mom said,
if I hadn't been there...

I thought you were
Mr. Seat of Your Pants,

follow the moment.

Stick around.
You may be surprised.

I already am.

- Um...
- Too soon, huh?


You just let me know
when you're ready.


Let's go.

- Mick?
- Yeah?

I'm ready now.

"The end."


[doorbell rings]

Sorry, Scott, but Lily
is not here right now.

Actually, I'm not here
to see her.

I had a friend of my dad's
run a background check

on Mick Grant.

Do you have any idea
how many boundaries

you are violating right now?

Please. Don't tell me you're not
just a little bit curious.

Okay, I'm sure somebody
with your family connections

isn't used to hearing
the word no too often--

You and I both want
the same thing here:

for Lily to be safe.

Fine. What did you find out?

He didn't go to school,
he's never had a job,

he's never even gotten
a parking ticket.

So he's clean.

More like he doesn't exist.

I'm still not sure how
any of this is your business.

Aren't you just
a little bit concerned

that we don't know anything
about this guy?

- Nothing.
- I appreciate your concern,

and I will take that
into consideration.

Come on.
You and I both know

I'm better for Lily
than he is.

You know what I know?
What a broken heart looks like.

And not even
your family connections

can fix what you did to her.

She's making a mistake.

Goodbye, Scott.


What happened?

A couple of kids took a walk
through the park

and found our friend
lying down over here.

Well, I don't recognize him.

"Eric Grissom."

Came in from the valley.

You know the homeless population
rises ten percent around here

during the summer months?

Whoa! Top shelf.

I can't even afford
to drink this.

You think he drank himself
to death?


I hate seeing this.

The guy probably lost his job,

got thrown out on the streets
and ends up like this.

What's the world coming to?

You're so sensitive.

I haven't had my coffee yet.

- Any sign of foul play?
- Nothing so far.

Hi, Mom.

- [door closes]
- Scott came by today.

Let me guess.

He hasn't heard back from me,
so he's worried about me.

Something like that?

He ran a background check
on Mick.

- Wow! Jealous much?
- He's got a point.

I mean, how much do we really
know about this guy?

I know he's not a spoiled rich
kid who throws a tantrum

just because somebody has
the audacity to tell him no.

It's a legitimate question,

Here's a thought.

How about we stop focusing
on the guy who saved me,

and start looking into
the guy who attacked me?

Look, I'm on your side here,
but you need to make sure

that you're not starting
something for the wrong reasons.

I didn't realize saving my life
was the wrong reason.

Just take a look.

You've got to admit,
it's pretty bare.

He lives on a boat.
He's off the grid. So what?

Just because somebody lives
their life differently than you

does not make them
a bad person.

Oh, for God's sake, Lily.

Mom, I'm sorry Dad left you
for somebody half your age,

but if you're looking to fix
somebody, look in the mirror.

I don't need your help.

I swear it's like
I finally find a guy,

and everybody's out to get him.

I wouldn't say that.

What would you call it?

Your mom's just
looking out for you, Lil.

And Scott? She's actually
gonna take him seriously?

She does have a point though.

Who lives their lives
in complete secrecy like that?

So he's different.
That's what I like about him.

And you don't think
he's hiding something?

Hiding what?
He was a nice guy.

He gave me a tour of his boat,
and we went out to lunch.

He was a perfect gentleman.

You kissed him, didn't you?

Okay, what does that
have to do with anything?

You did!

Fine. Maybe a little.

Look, I'm not gonna tell you
to stay away from him,

but if you're gonna
start getting serious,

promise me you'll be careful?

I promise. I will.


Jeez, you scared me.

Where are you off to so early?

Coffee with Kelly.

Kelly, huh?

Yes, Kelly.

Look, I know you're mad at me,
but you do realize

that I'm just trying
to look out for you, right?

You don't believe me.
Do you want to come?


Can we have a hug?

Mm, that's better.

When you see Kelly,
tell her I say hi, okay?

I will.

[text alert]

[text alert]

What the hell, Scott?

Lily, hi.

I want to know what
gives you the right

to do something like this.

Look, clearly you're upset.

I told you we were through.


Let go of me!

You've got to understand
I'm just looking out for you.

By showing up to my house

and talking about me
behind my back with my mom?

You're not answering my texts,
you're not taking my calls.

What am I supposed to do?

You're supposed to take a hint.

I'm not just gonna sit back
and let you ruin your life.

I didn't know dating you
defined my life.

The guy lives in a boat, Lily!

What kind of a future do you
really think you can have

with someone like that?

At least he knows
how to treat a woman.

I never said I was perfect,

but I can do a hell of
a lot better than Mick Grant.

Why do you always
make me feel like a trophy

in some testosterone-driven

I know I messed up, okay?
I was stupid. I get it.

Let me make it up to you.

Why don't we go down
to my family's place in Cabo

for the weekend?

Just you and me.

You're really something,
aren't you?

You know, one day you're gonna
regret how you treated me.

- Hey.
- Mick?

Why you don't you
leave Lily alone, okay?

Oh, yeah?

What happens if I say no, huh?

You gonna make me?


Look, buddy,
I just came here to talk.

Just to talk. A little out of
your league, don't you think?

I think Lily made her feelings
toward you quite clear.

Oh, and she's chosen you,
is that it?

You should respect
her decisions.

Maybe I'm not gonna let her make
the biggest mistake of her life.

Then go back to your friends.

You're funny.

- He's funny.
- Scott!

Why don't you get back in
your boat and get out of town?

I told you, leave her alone!


Stop it!

Oh, Lily, I'm so sorry.

It was an accident.


Are you okay?


You're shaking.

I think-- I think
I just need to go lay down.

Let me give you a ride.

I just want to be alone.

Come on. Let's at least
get that looked at.

I'll be fine, really.

Call you later, okay?

Yeah, sure.



KELLY: So it was an accident?

I think so.


Look, either you let me do this,
or you let your mom do it.


What about Mick?

What about Mick?

He get hurt?
He fight back? What?

Well, Scott was just kinda...

throwing punches,
and Mick just...

kinda knocked
the crap out of him.

So he started it?

Scott threw the first punch.

But Mick escalated it.

I guess.


- I know.
- I know you like this guy,

and I've already told you
to be careful.

I gotta go.

It's gonna swell up.
You should keep ice on it.

Okay. Thank you for your help.

Take care, okay?

I will.


JENNIFER: Lily, some flowers
came for you.


Got it!
I'll be in my room, Mom!

[shower running]


- Scott.
- What are you doing here?

I heard about what happened
at the country club.

It was an accident.

It's not what it
looked like to me.

You don't believe me,
ask anyone who was there.

I'd never hurt Lily,
and you know that. I love her.

You sure have a funny way
of showing it.

You know what?
It doesn't matter.

I wanted to talk to you
about Mick.

You really think
he could be dangerous?

The guy shows up out of nowhere,
no past, no history,

and he just so happens to be in
the woods when Lily is attacked?

You tell me.

Is there anything we know
about him for sure?

It's what we don't know
about him that's the problem.

He's hiding something,
and I know it.

But Lily won't listen to me
and neither will her mother.

Can you blame them?

You know, someone's
gonna get hurt here.

I just hope it's not Lily.

Scott, wait.

You want to help her,
get her away from him.

He's trouble.

Good luck.

[phone ringing]


I told you. It's coming.

I just finished.

It's in the scanner now.
Will you relax?

It's gonna be good.

All right, check in
about it tomorrow, okay?





Mom, are you okay?

Mom? Mom!

Mom, are you--


[siren blares]

You're sure you didn't
get a good look at him?

No, he was wearing a mask.

We found this in the office.

Get this over to cyber forensics

You tell them
to get it unlocked.

Yes, sir.

Mom, how are you doing?

I'm fine.

And how are you?

I'm okay.

I didn't get a really
good look at anything.

- Let me see your face.
- It's nothing.

It's not nothing.
What happened?

- I said it's nothing.
- Did somebody do that to you?

No, of course not, I just--
I fell in a parking lot.

It's no big deal.

Was it Mick?

No, Mom, it wasn't Mick.

Then why don't you tell me
what happened?

Because I don't want
to talk about it!

Lil, if somebody hit you,

it is very important
that you tell me who it was.

Who hit you?

Scott Ellison.

But he didn't mean to.
It was just an accident.

The paramedics are here.

Come on.

Let's get you to a hospital.

Thank you.

Come on, you too.

Come on.

I'm gonna send our guy out here
to upgrade your alarm system.

What have you got for us, CJ?

I was able to break the code
and get into the phone.

Able to identify the owner?

Scott Ellison,
but that's not all.

Whoa, whoa!
What am I looking at here?

According to that
date and time stamp,

these were taken just before
Lily was attacked.

He was watching her.

That son of a bitch
is going down.

I have no idea
what they're talking about!

I didn't go anywhere
near their house!

Don't say anything.

I was down at the country club
all night.

I'm sure they've got cameras.

You better have
a damn good reason,

embarrassing my client
like this.

How about evidence
on his cell phone

linking him
to two separate attacks?

I don't even know
where my phone is.

I lost it somewhere
earlier today.

Oh, yeah,
isn't that convenient.

I already have calls in
to the sheriff and the mayor.

Ah, well, send them my best.

- Here you go.
- Thank you, sweetheart.

You really don't have
to do all of this.

It's fine. I want to.

Strawberry or marmalade?


Thanks, Mom.

You got it, kiddo.

[doorbell rings]

I'll be back.

- Morning, Lily.
- Morning.

- Is your mother up?
- She's in the kitchen.

JENNIFER: She's not decent!

I just made some breakfast.
Do you want some coffee?

No. No, thanks.

Just came to share
some information with you.

Oh, indecent, huh?

Well, you could have called.

Well, you know, I've never been
much for etiquette.

Seriously, I just wanted
to come by

and check on the two of you
in person,

make sure you're okay.

And, uh, I have a little news.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

The phone that fell out of your
attacker's pocket last night,

cyber forensics
was able to open it up.

Turns out it belongs
to a Scott Ellison.

- Scott?
- Yeah.

Got some pictures on it
I think you'll find interesting.

Oh, my God.

In the trunk of his car,

we found a mask and a hoodie
matching your description.

Waiting for the DNA test
to come back,

but pretty sure
we're gonna have a match.

Oh, God.

KELLY: It was Scott?

Looks like it.

[sighs] I knew the guy
had some issues,

but nothing like this.

You should have seen him

He was like an animal.

It was like he was possessed
or something.

But still, attacking you?
Trying to kill your mom?

It's a little over the top,
don't you think?

They have pictures
on his phone.

He's been stalking us
for a while.

Just waiting for
the right opportunity, I guess.

But why your mom?
It doesn't make any sense.

She was pretty harsh with him
the other day

when he brought her
that file on Mick.

Lily, just think about it
for a minute.

You've known Scott
since sixth grade.

Does this sound like
something he would do?

They say you can never really
know about people though.

I mean, think about
all the people on the news

who find out that
their nice, quiet neighbor

is a serial killer.

Like Mick?


I'm just saying.

Mick is nothing like Scott.

For your sake,
I hope you're right.

I mean, there's just--
There's something about him.

Something comforting.

Lil, you've been through a lot
this week.

Promise me you won't
rush into anything.

You sound like my mom.

I hope she's okay.

The doctor said
she'd be fine, right?


I mean, I just keep thinking,
if I hadn't been there.

But you were.

Tell you what.
Why don't we go shopping?

Get your mind off all this
for a couple of hours.

Can I get a rain check?
I have to go.

Where are you going?

I want to check on Mom.

I thought you said Charles
was staying with her.

Yeah, but I want
to make sure she's okay.

Okay. Call me
if you need anything.

I will.

Love you.

Love you too.

CK: Scott broke into
your house?

I just keep seeing her
lying there like that.

How could somebody
do something like that?

But they-- they really think
it was him?

They're still waiting on DNA,
fibers and that kind of stuff,

but... looks like it.


I could tell the guy
had a few issues, but...

I just keep thinking back,

I mean, to think he could do
such horrible things.

I knew he was
possessive, but...


Hey, it's gonna be okay.

At least he's where
he belongs now, right?


How about your mom?
How's she doing?

She's better.

She's at home.

Charles is gonna stay there
for a little while.


These past 24 hours
have been so crazy.

I just feel like
I need a break, you know?

Why don't you stay here
for a bit, hmm?

I mean, like you said,
it's all been so crazy.

Wouldn't it be nice to just
get away for a few hours?


Is this
the harbormaster's office?

Hi. I was wondering
what I need to do

to check on the registration
of a boat in your harbor?

It's slip 12.

What are you doing?

Taking a selfie. Here.

Say cheese.


I'd rather just enjoy the moment
while we're in it.


[phone chiming]


And there's a battery backup
in case you lose power.

Great. Thank you so much.

- Hey.
- Hi.

You look like
you're feeling better.

I am.

What happened to four?

It's only five.

Yeah, that's an hour later
than we agreed.

I'm sorry.
Thank you so much.

No problem.
Call if there's any issues.

I will. I appreciate it.

So where were you?

I was out.


Fine. I was with Mick
on his boat.

- Happy?
- Mick's boat.

Yeah. It was no big deal.

We were just hanging out
for a little while.

No big deal?
Lily, you barely know this guy.

Mom, I'm 18.

Yes, and after everything
that's happened,

- I just thought--
- Thought what?

I thought that you would
exercise better judgment.

I am only trying
to look out for you.

By telling me who I can
and can't hang out with?

If you are incapable of making
smart decisions, then yes.

Okay, I'm leaving
in a couple of months.

Are you gonna
follow me to school

and make sure
every decision I make

is up to your standards?


Just stop!

She just doesn't get it.

You don't think you might be
rushing into this too quickly?

Especially after
the last couple of weeks?

I'm not rushing into anything.

You still don't know a lot
about the guy.

I know how I feel.

Yeah, but that
background report,

it was a little iffy, right?

And he doesn't like it
when you take his picture?

What's up with that?

So he's a little camera shy.

That doesn't make him
a bad guy.

No, but it is really weird.

Okay, you remember
that date with Andrew

that you had to sneak out for?

Who covered for you?

This is not the same thing.

Nobody liked him but me.

I was the only one,
who stood up for you.

He was Debbie C's brother.
This is a complete stranger.

Hey, you're my best friend.

I'm entitled to be worried
about you.


I'm gonna go to bed.
I'll call you tomorrow.

You bet.

Okay, Lily, you owe me one.

Okay, Mick Grant, let's find out
who you really are.

Oh, boy.

"Michael Granger"?

Oh, my God.

He's the son?


- [coughs]
- [grunts]

[phone ringing]

- [line ringing]
- Come on, Kelly, answer.

Kelly? Hello?

[Kelly gasping]

Kelly, are you there?


Kelly! Kelly.




What were you doing?

He stepped away for a couple
of minutes at about 8:15,

but that's it.

So there's no way he was
the one that attacked Jennifer.

Got the results back on
the DNA test from Lily's attack.

- We have a match?
- Yes, but not to Scott Ellison.

What do you mean?

It matches
an aggravated assault arrest

two years ago
up in Moorpark.

Suspect was a vagrant,
Eric Grissom.

Wait, the homeless guy
that we found in the park?

We still have
his possessions in impound?


We need to check that bottle
that he had for fingerprints.

- What, that top-shelf Tequila?
- That's right.

You think someone hired him
to attack Lily?

I think something
doesn't make sense.

We printed Mick Grant
when he came in.

Run his prints
against that bottle.

- I'm on it.
- [phone ringing]

Cyber forensics.

Yes, he's here.

Lily Becker's here to see you.
She says it urgent.

It was terrible.
It was like she couldn't breath.

And you haven't heard
or seen anything since?

Do you think something
could have happened to her?

Do you know
where her parents are?

In Europe. I think they get back
in a few days,

but I'm not sure exactly when.

Any way of contacting them?


Why? What are you thinking?

Lily, we have evidence
clearing Scott.

We think
that your friend Mick

may have tried
to have him set up.

Do you think
he did something to Kelly?

No. We're not gonna
jump to any conclusions,

but what I want you to do
is write down Kelly's number,

and I'm gonna
track her cell phone.

[phone ringing]

It's him.

- Lily, don't pick--
- Where is she?

Where is who, Lily?

I swear, if you've
done anything to hurt her...

What are you talking about?


Mick, this is
Detective Jenkins.

Where are you?

We know everything, Mick.

Things will go
a lot easier for you

if you turn yourself in


Where's your mother?

She's at home.

She's still recovering.

CHARLES: Officer Collins?

Yes, sir.

This is Officer Collins.

I'm gonna have him
drive you home

to keep an eye on you
and your mother, okay?

I'm not going home.
I have to find Kelly.

I need you to do
exactly what I tell you to do.

- He's gonna keep you both safe.
- Don't worry.

I can stay outside
all night long in my car,

if that's what it takes.

What about you?

I'm gonna do my best
to find your friend.

Charles, I got the results
on the fingerprints

from Grissom's bottle.

You were right. They match
the ones we took from Grant.

All right.
I want you to run his mug shot.

We did a background check.
Nothing came up.

Exactly. I want you
to run his photo

to see if it matches
any other names in the database.

While you're at it, ping this
cell phone number, okay?

You got it.

I promise you, I'm gonna
do my best to find Kelly,

but my main concern is keeping
you and your mother safe,

all right?

Let me know when you get there.

Yes, sir.
It's okay, Lily. Come on.

I told you, those charges
were complete BS.

Yeah, I just got home.

I'm dying to get out
of these clothes.

But hey, let's meet up later
and go out.

I've got some serious
celebrating to do.

Okay, see ya.

[text alert]

Oh, this'll be good.

CHARLES: I need an APB
on a Mick Grant.

20-year-old Caucasian male.
Brown hair, hazel eyes.

approximately 150 pounds,

to be approached
with extreme caution.

Mick Grant!




Don't do anything stupid.

Mick, come out slowly.

Not gonna tell you again, son.

All right.

You son of a bitch.

Ray, what do you got for me?

Something good, I hope.



Oh, my God.

You had to get nosy,
didn't you?

What? I--
No, I don't know.

You must think
I'm really stupid.

Look, whatever's happening here,
I won't tell anyone.

I swear, I don't know
what Lily ever saw in you.

Did you do something to her?

To Lily?

I would never hurt her.

I love her,
and she loves me.

But you didn't know
when to stop.

You had to keep fighting.

Even though you must have known
in your heart,

you didn't have a chance.

Look, I'm sure we can
work something out here.

Oh, trying to make a deal, huh?
Just like your dad?

I mean, there's always
a bargain to be struck, right?

What do you want?

It's too late.

You'll never get away with this.

See, Scott,
here's the thing about that.

When the cops come and find you
and your private detective here

dead in a murder-suicide,

they're gonna
start investigating.

You know
what they're gonna find?


They're gonna look
on our friend here's computer

and see that you paid him
to doctor some evidence,

fudge some DNA results
to frame me.

They'll never believe that.

Only one way to find out.

- No!
- [grunts]

[police radio chatter]

We should be out there
looking for Kelly.

Not until Charles says
it's safe.

Are we okay to stay here?

Yes. As long as we have
that officer watching the house,

we're okay.

[police radio chatter]

- I can't wait here anymore.
- Hey, stop.

I am not letting you leave.

- Mom--
- Please listen to me for once.

It's not safe.
Charles said to stay here,

and that's exactly
what we're gonna do.


- Is it him?
- Shh.

MICK: Lily!
Let me in, please.

I promise,
I'll explain everything.

All you have to do
is open the door.

Go away!

Mrs. Becker, please.

Go away!

Where's Officer Collins?

I don't know. I'll check.

Do you see him?

Oh, my God.

- Go to your room!
- Mom, what did you see?

Lock the door!
Just do what I say!

You've dialed 911.

Your call will be answered
by the next available operator.

Oh, God.

- [knocking]
- JENNIFER: It's me.

Listen to me.

Every door is locked,

but 911 is busy, so I'm gonna
try the house phone.

I will be right back, okay?
I'm right outside this door.

[phone ringing]


Where have you been?
I've been so worried about you.

Whatever they told you about me
is a lie.

Lily? I know
you're listening to me.

What do you want?

We had plans, remember?

We were gonna go away

I was gonna take you away
from all this.

Just let me in.

- Where's Kelly?
- Lily...

Where is she?

Just let me in,
and I'll tell you.

Come on. I wouldn't hurt you.

You love me.

Don't you?

Did you kill her?

Answer the question, Lily.

Do you love me?


Where's Kelly?

Mick? Mick?



This is all my fault.

No, this is not your fault.

[distant knocking]

It may be Charles.

Okay. Shh.

Jennifer, it's me.

Oh, thank God.


Are you okay?

Yeah. Oh, thank God.


The lights went out,
and the cop outside is dead.

I know, I know. I saw.
Don't worry. I'm here now.

There's no way
this punk can hurt you.

Backup's gonna be here
any minute.

Any news on Kelly?

I'm sorry, Lil.
I found her on Mick's boat.

She's dead?

There's nothing
we can do about it now.

You've checked every window?
Every door is locked?

- Yeah, like I said.
- Okay.

[distant thump]

[cocks gun]

I'm gonna check it out.
Set the alarm after me.








LILY: Do you see him?

What is taking him so long?

It's my fault.

- No, it's not.
- I told him I didn't love him.

Listen to me. We are gonna
get through this, okay?

I should have lied.
Maybe he would have left.

It's gonna be okay.
You just stay here.

Charles told us both
to stay here.

I just need to check.




- [gunshot]
- [gasps]


- [gunshot]
- [gasps]


- Did you see him?
- No.

[alarm blaring]

[blaring continues]

Okay, come here.

[blaring continues]

JENNIFER: Oh, my God.

Mom, is he in the house?

Come on. Let's go.

Go to your room, lock the door,
and try calling 911 again.


Oh, my God!


He has my gun.
Get me untied.

You've dialed 911.

Your call will be answered
by the next available operator.



Did you really think I was gonna
leave here without you?

I'm not going anywhere with you.

You don't understand.

Your mother took my father
away from me,

so now I have to
take you away from her.

Your father?
What are you talking about?

Oh, come on, Lily.
You know all about it.

My father,
the Crown Hill Killer?

Everybody had
forgotten about it,

forgotten about him,

until your mother
wrote the book.

Your father killed those people.

My father was a good man!

He just had a moment.

One little moment
in 55 perfect years.

Did you know they finally
executed him last year?

It took him ten minutes to die.
You believe that?

Ten minutes he lied there
on the table

convulsing, shaking.

I didn't know.

He tried to tell the executioner
what had happened,

except he bit off
his own tongue.

That is what your mother
did to us.

She ruined his life.

Our life.

This was all about revenge?

I knew the only way to make her
realize what she'd done

was to hurt her
the way that she'd hurt us.

So I crafted a new identity
for myself,

and I spent a lot of time
watching you.

I knew exactly what to do
to get your attention.


- The bitch bit me!
- Yeah, occupational hazard.

Give me back my sweater.

The body they found
in the park?

They had DNA from the scene.

I couldn't take any chances.

And then I found the perfect
person to take the fall.

All I had to do next was...

add a few incriminating photos,

plant a little evidence.

No one would ever know.

Except for Kelly.

I couldn't let anything
get in the way of my plan.

I owed my father that.

And my mom?

Oh, I was never going
to kill her.

No, no. Where's
the satisfaction in that?

Making her believe
your ex-boyfriend tried to,

that's something else

[banging on door]


Lily, are you in there?

- Lily!
- [banging continues]

Lily, open the door!

What do you want to do
about her?

You leave her alone.

She has to pay for what she did
to my family.

- Lily!
- Mick, please.

Lily! Lily!

Lily! Lily, honey!

I'll let you decide.

You can make it quick.


- [banging continues]
- Lily!



Lily, Lily!
Lily, can you hear me?




[Mick screams]

[Lily screams]



You took everything from me.



- [yells]
- [gunshot]


I had no idea.
Come here.

We're okay.




You okay?

Call an ambulance.


Hey, it's okay.

It's okay.

Mom, what are you doing here?
You hate the sun.

Well, I wanted
to show you something.


My publisher has offered
in the high six figures

for the rights,

so we are off to New York
in the morning.


Well, he's never been,

and since my publisher's
paying for it,

figured I might as well
show him around.

Well, thank you, ma'am.

Aw. That's awesome.

And there's more news.

When they announce my book
next week,

I'm gonna make a statement

saying that this is
my last true crime novel.

- No, Mom!
- Yeah.

You're right. It's morbid.
Time to try something else.

Yeah, like romance novels.

All right.

Hey, you sure you're okay
with this?

Yeah, as long as I get to pick
who plays me in the movie.

- [giggles]
- I love you.

Love you too, Mom.