Violet (2020) - full transcript

Moments after being brutally violated, a once starry eyed girl named Violet wonders through the night traumatized and completely changed.

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If I
had just listened to you,

maybe things would have been different.

But I just had to pursue my dreams.

If I hadn't clicked on
that goddamn reply button.

Hey, open up.

What did we just talk
about the other night?

Do you want me to start punishing you?

I don't know why you won't listen.

Is it too much to ask?

Fine, we'll talk about it in the morning.



Dinner's in the fridge.

How could you be so fucking stupid!

What the actual fuck is wrong with you?

If you just had a gun,
stupid fucking guns.

What fucking happened?

We,
uh, we like what we saw.

It was a very impressive monologue.

Do you have any head shots or anything?

If so, would it be possible
to meet up in person

for an audition?

I
couldn't just send him

a friend request, I had
to use my brain a bit.

Ring-a-ding-ding,
you billed the king.

- Hey, Jason.
- Hey.



- I can't work today.
- Wait, what?

What do you mean?

We're swamped here, come on.

- I can't work today.
- Violet.

I'm sorry.

Hey, do you have work today?

No, it's my day off.

- Where were you last night?
- Out.

Were you at that lake again?

You sure do like going there a lot.

It's peaceful.

I don't mind you going there.

It's just late at night.

I just want you home, it's not safe, okay?

Not safe?

Yeah, you don't know what kinda sickos

there are in this world.

The world is very rough,
people are very messed up.

I'm serious, young lady.

- So, how 'bout that audition?
- What?

You begged me about the audition,

and now you act like
you don't even remember?

I'm still waking up.

My mind isn't functioning yet.

Well, if you decide to do it,

it just has to be on a
weekend so I can go with you.

Okay, I'll let you know.

So, what are your plans for the day?

I don't know.

I have a hunch, you're probably
gonna go back to the lake,

- right?
- Possibly.

Well, if you do, please
come home before it gets dark,

that's all I ask, okay?

- All right, love you, kiddo.
- I love you, too.

It took a couple of days,

But he finally let me in.

Meet up, huh?

After a couple of messages?

How do I know you're real and
not someone catfishing me?

Is
that enough proof for you?

Yeah, we can meet up

in about a week or so
when my wife's outta town.

If you're a real bad girl, you
won't care that I'm married.

Sounds good to me, XOXO.

I don't know why, but I just
had to go back to that house.

I couldn't get it off my mind.

No!

- Hi!
- Come on in.

So what were you thinking of-

Whew.

The fuck is it?

Where is it?

- Help!
- Shh, shh, shh, uh-uh.

Let's try this again.

Okay, where the fuck is it?

That's better, shh.

Good boy.

Where is the memory card for the video?

It's gone, I swear!

What do you mean, it's gone?

I delete all my footage
after I put it on my laptop.

I swear to God.

Those guys wanted to
kill you, and I said no.

I'm sorry.

Please.

I'm sorry.

Please.

I'm sorry, you gotta believe me.

I told them.

What are you doing?

Shut the fuck up!

What the fuck are you doing?

I said shut up.

What did I do?

I wasn't the one.

You all were equally as responsible.

Don't you fucking even start!

I don't care if you weren't
the one that penetrated me.

You planned the event.

You recorded it!

You're just as fucking guilty.

What's your pin, what is it?

Come on, what is it?

Do you want me to pluck
your fucking eye out next?

What is your fucking pin?

5154.

Thank you.

This website was the
definition of depravity.

If I wasn't so desensitized,

I'd probably be nauseous by now.

The sad part was I couldn't look away.

This was my only source
to get what I wanted!

So I had to make an account of my own.

Hey, are you okay?

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to scare you.

Are you all right?

Yeah, are you okay?

I'm fine.

Do you need to talk to me about something?

No, I'm just stressed, that's all.

- What's on your mind?
- Really?

Yeah, I wouldn't have asked

if I didn't wanna know.

All right, my parents.

Is it bad?

I mean, for me, yeah, it's bad.

My parents think I'm in
college for right now,

and in fact I am here.

Do you have like a job or something

to help you out with that?

I have a job, a little
donation center I work for,

but I don't get a lot of hours,

so when I'm not here, I'm here.

And when I'm not here, I'm
at home lying to my parents.

You know, I bet if you
talked to your parents,

they'd be okay with it.

No.

I mean, my mom might, but my
dad would literally kill me.

He's one of those follow
in his footsteps kinda guy.

It's a good job, it's good money,

but it's not what I wanna do.

There's definitely more
to life than a paycheck.

Yeah, I wondered why you came here.

Sorry, I know this is
gonna seem really awkward,

but I've seen you for a
while across the lake.

I think we're way past
awkward at this point.

But I guess if we're being honest,

I've noticed you for a while, too.

- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.

How long you been coming here?

Ever since my grandmother passed,

let's just say it's been a long time.

- I'm sorry.
- No, it's okay.

It's not your fault.

It happened back in early March,

and all the people I thought
were really my friends

didn't even bother to come to the funeral.

The only people that went
were me, my mom, and my aunt.

God, I was such a mess.

What made it harder, my
grandmother lived with me

ever since I was little.

This beanie is actually the
only thing I have left of her.

- Nobody was there for you?
- Nope.

About the only thing I
got from people were texts

saying I'm sorry, after the fact.

What was even worse was
that the people I thought

were ones really close to me,

once they saw how much of a mess I was,

they wanted nothing to do with me.

Just shut me out or ignored me.

I guess they just wanted to
see me back to my happy self,

but you know what?

It doesn't work like that.

If you can't be there for me

when I'm down and need someone the most,

you shouldn't even be there at all.

- I'm really sorry.
- It's okay.

You know
what, this is kinda funny,

I don't even know your name.

- Josh.
- Josh.

I'm Violet.

- It's nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you, too.

Do you do this often, where you just-

- Talk to strangers in the woods?

Not really, not really.

- About their life?
- Yeah.

That was a lot, that was a big cheer.

Sorry, that
got a little personal.

Hey, do you work today?

Yeah, I've got an early shift today.

Where were you last night?

Out for a walk.

I'm guessing Lake Katherine again?

And if I did?

I just don't want you
there so late, it's not safe.

It's the safest place that I know.

Come on, that is not true.

People loved the video.

This video was brutal as fuck,

instantly subscribed, can't wait for more,

dude, you have a sick mind, and I like it!

Hey, Mr. Black Darkness 666,

I noticed you enjoyed my first video.

I appreciate your comment.

I have been a fan of your
videos for quite a while.

It would be killer to do like a collab

sometime in the future.

Hook, line, sinker.

Hey, where have you been?

What are you doing?

I made a new friend.

I just had to, you know, take some time

and go figure some things out.

- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.

Did you talk to your parents yet?

Oh, I have not.

I haven't really found the courage

to go talk to them, you know?

I mean, that's understandable, I get it.

Hmm, one of these days.

Well, one of these
days, you're gonna go home

and your parents are gonna see

that there's not a diploma in your hand.

Well, that'll be a grand old adventure

with my family then, huh?

Speaking of adventures,

you wanna go on an adventure with me?

Sure, let me let this guy go real quick.

Put your friend, put your friend away.

All right, by buddy.

- Come on, come on, come on.
- Hey, wait for me!

- Come on, slowpoke.
- Where are we going?

Ah, just be patient,
my child, be patient.

Come on, hey, get back here!

Come on!

Come to my throne, my queen.

- Oh my god.
- Which way?

You wanna come around, you coming up?

You're gonna do it the hard way?

- I guess.
- All right.

Well, I can't help you here, honestly.

I don't think it's safe.

There it is.

See, what'd you think?

I've always heard about this thing,

but I've never actually seen it in person.

That's because you're not
the adventurer that I am.

- So.
- So.

That journal of yours.

- Oh, no.
- Whatcha write in it?

No.

I don't know, just stories,

just get things off my mind, you know.

Take all of this and put it on the paper.

So, just stories or
poems or like whatever?

I tried to write like
fictional stories before,

but I just can't really focus,

so it's mostly, you know, poetry,

and short, sweet, to the point.

Every time I write on paper,

my emotions just run away on the page.

- That ever happen to you?
- Oh, god, yeah.

Yeah, but I don't know,

it's kinda the best
way to write, isn't it,

just kinda gives the words meaning.

- So can-
- Mm-mm, no.

- Come one.
- No.

- Let me read one, please?
- Really?

- Yes.
- No.

- It depends.
- On what?

The fact that you won't
judge me, call me names.

- I promise.
- Run for your life?

I'm not gonna run for my life.

- Screaming?
- No, come on.

Okay.

- Read that one.
- Okay.

Oh, I can't look.

I'm looking.

Sometimes I wonder if I took
control of someone else's body,

and I'm just laying low so nobody notices

that the real Josh isn't here anymore.

I try to blend in with
this dysfunctional society

the best that I can,

but I can't help but stare
down at these puny hands,

these fingernails bleeding
and calluses forming,

wondering if I did this with
my nervous self-consciousness

or if it's just how this body functions.

You have a really
beautiful way with words.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

- You aren't just saying that?
- I'm not saying.

- Okay.
- What?

I showed you mine,
now you show me yours.

Fine.

That'll work, too.

Okay, what am I in for here?

- Should I be afraid?
- No.

Oh my god!

Oh, wow.

- These are awesome.
- Thank you.

- Is this what you do here?
- Mm-hmm.

I come here and sometimes I
draw the lake or the trees,

and pretty much nature in general.

Other times, I like to draw
people and what they're doing.

I don't know, I guess I
just have this fascination

with human behavior.

The people you see aren't
actually who they are inside.

People act different in public.

Yeah, it's weird.

People wear these masks and
hide their true identity,

and sometimes if you pay close attention,

you begin to see their mask slip up,

and then you get a sense
of who they really are.

This your house?

No, I don't wanna talk about that.

Okay.

- Sorry.
- That's all right.

If you ever feel like talking
about it, I'll listen.

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

Oh, I think I swallowed a bug.

- Are you okay?
- I did swallow a bug.

- Look at it.
- Oh, no!

- That's so little.
- Oh, that's so gross.

I don't like adventuring anymore.

So much for being
the king of your castle, huh?

Well, get off my throne.

All right, yes, sir, I am gone.

Don't get splinters on
your ass on your way down.

- I hope I do.
- You harlot!

- Come on.
- All right.

It was my poetry, wasn't it?

Maybe, I won't tell you.

Hey, okay, so this is
gonna sound really weird,

but is there any chance you
could maybe go around the back

and climb the ladder to
the second story window?

What?

If my mom sees you,

she's not gonna let us be alone together,

and she might be just a little
bit overprotective of me.

- You did say ladder, right?
- Yeah.

- You're serious.
- Yes.

You want me to go climb a ladder?

It'll be okay, I promise,

and I'll get up there really
fast, and you'll be just fine.

Okay, should I be afraid?

- No, but-
- I'm a little afraid.

Shh, just be quiet.

What am I doing?

Really?

All right, well, this is how I die.

Shh, shh.

I'm gonna get shot, I'm gonna get shot.

Her mom's gonna come out and shoot me.

- Hey.
- Hey.

I made dinner, you want some?

Uh, no, I'm not really hungry
right now, thanks though.

Can you sit down here
with me for a minute?

Uh, yeah, what's up?

I just wanna talk, I'm a
little worried about you.

How come?

The last couple of weeks,

you've been acting like
a little different,

like you're a different person.

I just want you to know you
can talk to me about anything.

I know.

Is it okay if I go to my room now?

- Yeah, go ahead.
- All right, thanks, mom.

- Sorry.
- Wow.

What took you so long?

My mom wanted to talk to me.

All right, spot me.

- Got it?
- I don't know.

I've never done this before.

Oh, neither have I.

Watch your legs.

- You okay?
- Wow.

I just climbed a ladder in your backyard.

You did a good job though.

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

You're not gonna murder me, are you?

Maybe, come on.

I accept that answer.

- Come here.
- Thank you.

Do I have to be quiet?

No, you're fine, she can't hear you.

Is she old, is she deaf?

No way.

- But, ta da!
- All right.

Is this your artwork?

Uh, yeah, actually most of it is,

but some of it's actually
some of my friends.

- It's beautiful.
- Thank you.

That one might be my favorite.

- Oh, yeah?
- Yeah.

- Is that you?
- Do you wanna watch a movie?

Could I look at this a little longer?

- No.
- No?

- Come on.
- Movie, it is.

Blue-ray, streaming, what are we doing?

Um, I stream sometimes,

but I actually prefer physical media.

You can't really trust sites like Netflix

because they're always taking down movies.

And there's also no
connecting issues with a disc,

so it works out better.

No, I hate that, like when
you're watching something

and it just stops right in the middle.

It takes you completely out of it.

Exactly, that's why
I have the collection.

Mm-hmm, you are really
into horror movies.

Yeah, do you like horror?

Yeah, but I have never met anybody

that is this much into horror movies.

Well, I mean, I collect
DVDs of things that I enjoy.

- Like "Fangboner?"
- Yeah, see, I told you.

- "Fangboner."
- Just pick one.

- I choose you, "Fangboner."
- Well, come on, put it in.

All right, I'm
inserting the "Fangboner."

- Yes.
- Yes.

You're gonna put in the "Fangboner."

I'm inserting
the "Fangboner" now.

Oh my god, just put the disc in.

What am I watching right now?

- Psst.
- Hmm?

- What's up?
- Sorry.

I used to watch these movies all the time,

and I would just dream

that I'd be in one of
them one of these days.

- Really?
- Yeah.

- What changed?
- Everything.

- Everything changed.
- Oh, come on.

It was just a dream.

- You know, a stupid dream.
- It's not stupid.

It's your dream, nobody
can tell you otherwise.

What do we do?

We just kinda mope around in this world,

working paycheck-to-paycheck anyways,

just kinda waiting for the weekend

to find some sort of freedom or something.

It's your dream, you
shouldn't push it away.

You should pursue it.

Sometimes when you fall,
you gotta get back up.

New breed, highly aggressive

and larger than any other modern arachnid.

- Hey?
- Hmm?

- I'll be right back.
- Okay.

Who makes this shit?

- What?
- Oh, this is weird.

Like good weird or bad weird?

Hmm, yes, yep.

- Just yes.
- Yes.

That is my answer and I'm-
If you finish it,

it's gonna be a lot better.

Okay, I'll finish it.

Promise, you're gonna like it.

I'm in it to win it now.

And have nightmares.

Hey, so, thanks for coming over tonight.

It was nice to have a friend.

It's no problem.

- I had a good time.
- Good.

So we'll do it again soon?

I'd like that.

Can I use the front door next time?

Yeah, I'll let you use it next time.

Thanks.

Hey, just don't make a lotta noise

- going down there, please.
- Really?

- I don't wanna wake her up.
- Okay.

- I'm sorry.
- That's all right.

- Have a good night.
- You, too.

Hey, are you that Darkness guy 666?

We talked online.

- Yeah, come on in.
- Cool.

You got a nice place here.

Do you really think
I'm that fucking stupid?

Drop the bag, now!

Kick it over here.

Let's see what you got?

Looks like somebody
wasn't coming over here

to play very friendly now, were you?

All right, this is what we're going to do.

You are going to open up that
door and go into the basement.

I'm not going to tell you twice.

Come on.

Fuck!

Fucking little bitch!

You're not as smart as you think.

You fell for my bait

way too easy!

It's pathetic.

Once I saw the video
and realized who it was,

I knew you were sniffing us out.

I was the one who
suggested we put you down.

But no, we had to let you live.

I think that's pretty
fucking stupid, don't you?

I'm sure the deceased would agree with me

right now if he could.

You are one stupid little girl.

But on the contrary,

you are one hell of a good time.

My initial plan was just
to dispose of your body,

get rid of the evidence,
that'd be the end of you.

However, now that I have you here,

maybe we can have a little fun of our own.

Shut your fucking mouth.

Shut your fucking mouth!

Bitches break.

Josh, could you get the camera?

You got something to say?

Fucking cunt.

Turn the camera on and start recording.

Should have fucking killed
you when we had the chance.

You should have!

Now I'm only gonna say this once,

so please, please pay close attention.

Where's your friend,

the one who helped you
with your collaboration,

user name Cabal?

You think this is funny?

Fucking pussy.

He was supposed to be
here with me right now

to take care of you, but at the
last minute, he bitched out.

Guess he didn't wanna ruin
the life he built for himself.

Are you gonna answer my question or not?

If you think I'm going
to just rat him out,

you are wasting your time, little girl.

I guess I am.

Fucking cunt.

So about that name, is it
worth risking your dick over?

Isn't that like your
only sense of pleasure?

I know with a potty mouth like yours,

you don't talk to girls that much.

Fucking cunt.

Tick-tock, tick-tock.

You don't understand,
you will never find him.

He's more of a viewer.

Not that I remember.

Because that was his first
and only time on camera.

And how do you know that?

I was the one who insisted he come with.

Tick tock, time's up.

You know you're a lot
stronger than you look.

Maybe if you took some
self-defense classes,

you wouldn't have gotten
taken advantage of.

Self-defense, that's funny.

You know, maybe if men had
something called self-control,

maybe things would have been different.

You're right, you know.

Right about what?

You should have killed
me when you had the chance.

Turn the camera on.

You can stop, okay, now.

Why the star?

The star is a metaphor.

It represents people, how we
cannot see them from afar,

but as they get closer in our lives,

we can see them for who they really are.

Let's clean up and get outta here.

How did you know where I was today?

I looked at your laptop.

I accidentally saw the email.

I was worried, so I followed you.

Thank you.

I'm sorry.

You're not mad, are you?

You saved me.

I was stupid.

If you hadn't been
there, I don't know what-

- Shh, you're okay.

You're okay, it's all right.

I don't know what the answer is,

I don't know if this is
the right thing to do,

you've been through a lot,

so whatever you decide, I'll be there.

There's just one more,

one more, and then I'm done, I promise.

A few weeks passed.

The second video became even more popular

than the first one,

with over 60,000 views in the first night,

and thousands of comments
enjoying the footage.

I became pretty popular.

I, of course, edited the
footage not to show my face

and I bleeped out names being
spoken to hide our identities.

The audience didn't
care about any of that.

They just loved the
brutality of the content.

I even tagged Mr. Black Darkness
666's account in the video.

So you've had the beard for a while now.

Did you ever think about shaving it

and just leaving the mustache?

Mm, I don't think so, no.

Or like shaving but leaving sideburns?

- Sideburns?
- Yeah.

Or just like a handlebar mustache.

I mean, the beard, it's
like a magnet, you know?

It just attracts women and some men.

But like the other night,

this guy came up to me at the gym,

and he had the biggest handlebar mustache

- I've ever seen.
- Really?

Okay, all right, so I
wanted to tell you this,

I was just last night
with a couple of friends

who were filming, making this short film,

and we were just working for hours, man,

just hours and hours, making
the scene over and over again.

We wanted to make it perfect, you know?

Oh, you know what?

It's been 15 minutes.

Yeah, you should probably go.

Jason's probably waiting
for you to get back to work.

All right then, see you out there.

- Hey, are you okay?
- Yeah, sorry.

It's just I know we
don't talk that much,

but I notice you've been
acting a little strange lately.

I've just been going
through some things.

- I've been there.
- Really?

I'm sorry, you just seem
perfect in every way.

You're always talking to
people and smiling, laughing.

Trust me, it took a while
to be able to fix my wounds.

And just recently I was able
to piece myself back together

and leave the past in the past, you know?

How do you even know where to start?

Honestly, it all started
when I met this guy.

He was really sweet, and
just having a friend around

really helped lift my spirits.

Do you still talk to him?

No, but I'll never
forget what he did for me.

I mean, maybe one day
we'll be friends again,

but who knows?

But, hey, I gotta get back to work.

- I'll talk to you later, okay?
- Yeah.

Hey, thank you.

It's no problem.

Every
night I check the site

and like every night
I got the same result.

This man became inactive on the website.

He just stopped logging in.

I was beginning to lose my
drive to keep chasing him.

I had no other source of
information to pursue.

I kept asking myself if I
should just give up and move on.

A part of me didn't want
to, but another part of me

just wanted to have a normal life again.

Hey, when are your parents
expecting you back from college?

Oh, uh, about an hour and a half.

- Why?
- I just wanna know

- how much more time we have.
- Awe.

Inspiration just hit?

I mean, not at this exact
moment, but yes, inspiration.

This is for you.

I wrote it last night.

As you rest your sleepy
head upon my shoulder,

my heart skips a beat, my
body feels like a boulder,

afraid to move and ruin the
moment between the two of us.

I hear your breath, I feel your body.

Your index finger gently
pokes into my arm,

tearing apart my skin, into my soul.

In that moment, that special
heart-thudding moment,

two become one.

- You wrote this for me?
- Yeah.

Is that too much?

I'm sorry, I-

- You're one of the good ones.
- Thank you.

- Hey.
- Hmm?

You wanna come to dinner tonight?

Are you sure?

I don't wanna be a burden.

I mean, mom makes too much
food anyway, so it'll be fine.

- Well, yeah, I'd love that.
- Great.

It's a date with my family.

I did not think that through really.

It's okay.

Well, you say that until you get there.

- Hmm, I think I'll live.
- Okay.

An hour and 15 minutes now.

Hey, you're home early.

Yeah, but I'm actually
not gonna be home that long.

Oh, yeah, are you going out?

Yeah, I'm
going to a friend's house.

Is it Scarlet's?

No, his name's Josh.

I met him a few months ago.

He's really nice.

Well, this is the
first I'm hearing about him.

Well, yeah, I don't share
my personal life with you,

that's why.

I don't even know most of your friends.

Well, we're not talking about me here,

we're talking about you,

and you know most of my friends,

I don't have that many of them.

I'm gonna go change, is that okay?

How long are you gonna be?

I don't know, I'm just
going over for dinner.

I just worry about you.

Mom, I'm almost 22 years old.

I'm old enough to make my own decisions.

But not old enough
to start paying bills.

Do we really have to do this right now?

You're the one that
wanted to be a grownup,

I'm just saying.

I'm gonna go change.

♪ Dropped money on some Uber Eats ♪

♪ While she was on that hula hoop ♪

♪ Told me I deserve the best ♪

♪ I looked up, said girl that's you ♪

♪ Let me start that bubble bath ♪

♪ Lavender all in the fumes ♪

♪ Just you and me, my whole world ♪

♪ I never have to catch the news ♪

♪ But I still hope you checking for me ♪

♪ Every time I post something ♪

♪ I don't need much reassurance ♪

♪ Just act like you know somethin' ♪

♪ Smiley faces, heart emojis ♪

♪ Leave 'em somewhere in the comments ♪

♪ Let 'em all get jealous
'cause they know I smashed ♪

♪ I'm alright, I'm good ♪

♪ I'm alright, I'm good ♪

♪ I'm good, I'm good ♪
♪ Why, why ♪

♪ 'Cause I'm good ♪

♪ Everything fine, babe ♪

♪ Every day is my day ♪

♪ Every day a Friday ♪

♪ Good, I'm good ♪

♪ I'm good, I'm good ♪

♪ I been trying to worry
less and get out more ♪

♪ Stuck inside a slump, I'm a sophomore ♪

♪ I should call my mom more ♪

♪ I should hit some poses ♪

♪ Dancing in the yard while
I'm singing to the roses ♪

♪ I don't miss the days ♪

♪ I only miss the times, just rewind ♪

♪ And besides the days
tend to take way too long ♪

♪ And I found the person
that's gon' be my inspiration ♪

♪ You my muse, my girl ♪

♪ The grease to my bacon ♪

♪ Cue the '80s ♪

♪ Girl I feel amazing ♪

♪ I know that you hated that line ♪

♪ That's why I saved it ♪

♪ I'ma make a playlist, fill
it up with all your favorites ♪

♪ Take you for a drive, find
some stars and make a baby ♪

♪ I'm playing ♪

♪ Maybe not, just saying ♪

♪ I think you should date me ♪

♪ What's it take to be your man ♪

♪ I ain't just somebody ♪

♪ I'm somebody with a plan ♪

♪ I don't wanna sugarcoat it ♪

♪ All I'm asking for's a
chance, where you stand ♪

Awesome, thank
you so much for the ride.

- Hey.
- Hello.

- Hi.
- Hi.

I don't think I've ever seen
you without your red beanie.

I decided to leave it home tonight.

This is not a fancy dinner.

- You ready?
- Yeah.

All right, so listen,

I know you're used to
ladders on the second floor.

I said I was sorry.

We're gonna go through the front door.

- Okay?
- Okay.

- All right, you ready?
- Yes.

- I am not.
- It'll be fine.

Hold my hand.

- Hold it.
- Come on.

I never told you my parents
were religious, did I?

I'm sorry about the wait.

He should be here in a few minutes.

Oh, it's okay, really it is.

Hey, so I didn't catch your name.

Oh, I'm Violet, it's nice to meet you.

Oh, it's a pleasure.

Josh has told me so many
nice things about you.

- Mom.
- Well, it's true.

I'm glad.

Josh is really sweet.

Oh, that must be him.

I'm really sorry about this.

It's okay, really.

- Yeah?
- Yes.

- You sure?
- I'm sure.

Sorry, if I had known
we were having company.

I would have gotten outta
work a little earlier.

Oh, it's okay, we haven't
been waiting too long.

Dinner just came out of the oven.

- Oh, smells delicious.
- Thanks.

Hey, Ethan, this is Violet, Josh's friend.

Oh, nice of you to join us.

It's good to be here.

- Who wants to say grace?
- I'll do it.

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts

for which we are about to
receive from thy bounty

through Christ our Lord, amen.

- Amen.
- Amen.

All right, let's dig in.

I'd love to have some, thank you.

So Josh, how's school?

It was good, just a lotta work.

No one ever said
college was gonna be easy.

So how did you two meet?

Oh, we're in the same class together.

Well, isn't that something?

Uh, maybe let's not
talk about school anymore.

You kids are probably getting
tired of hearing that word

- over and over.
- Yes, please.

Thank you.

So what do you two do for jobs?

I work at the hospital
with disabled kids,

and Josh's dad, he works at the school.

Oh, is he a teacher?

No, no, I'm a counselor.

I listen to students' problems

and I help them through tough times.

I thought you were a real estate agent.

At least, that's what Josh told me.

Yeah, I used to be,
but I made enough money

and I decided I wanted
to start helping people.

I bought the car, the house, I
even have a beautiful family.

So, I decided I had
everything that I needed.

How is it?

What's that, being a counselor?

- Hm-mm.
- It's okay.

Does it ever become
difficult or too much?

Sometimes, but not usually.

That was some dainty cut.

You look really familiar.

You probably saw me on campus.

Yeah, it's a possibility.

All right, did you catch the
Bears' game and the Dolphins?

Dolphins won.

No, I didn't, what happened?

Dolphins got 'em in overtime.

No shit, oh god, thank
God I'm not a Bears' fan,

'cause I tell you what,

on Monday I'm gonna be
rubbing it in the guys' faces.

No,
no, no, no, please, please,

no, please, please.

- Hold her down.
- I got her.

So that wasn't awkward at all.

It was okay.

- You all right?
- Yeah, I'm fine.

I had a good time, I really did.

Okay.

Sorry about my mom.

Don't be, it was fine.

Goodnight, Josh.

Fuck!

I felt like shit.

After all this time, I finally found him.

And now, I had no idea what to do.

I'm not even gonna beg
for you to spare my life.

I don't even deserve to live.

What we did to you was
cruel, what I did to you.

You got any last words?

You know what's funny?

After 20 years of living a normal life,

being a father, having a family,

part of me got bored with that.

Part of me missed the old days.

I'm not even a good person.

Not even in the slightest.

That night in the basement,
I saw something in myself,

something lurking deep
inside, and you know what?

It really scared the fuck outta me.

You're lucky, this could
have been much, much worse.

I knew what I did was bad, I just,

I couldn't help myself.

After everything, getting my revenge,

it, it just didn't feel
like it was enough.

I was still hurting on the inside.

What those people did to me.

They scarred me and I don't
know if I'll ever get better.

I wish things were different.

Is there something on your mind?

You tell me.

I've really been thinking about it,

especially with everything that's happened

in the last few months,

and I just can't put my finger on it.

Ever since that night that you
asked me to do the audition,

and I said no, that it wasn't safe,

it's you're like a whole different person.

I don't even recognize you.

People change.

- Am I a bad mom?
- What?

Am I a bad mom for not
letting you go, for saying no?

- Mom.
- I just...

Maybe if I had not been so protective,

maybe if I would have just
let you follow your dreams,

it would have opened
all these doors for you.

Instead, I just slammed it shut.

I just...

I'm just so scared, I'm just
so scared I'm gonna lose you.

You are my baby girl.

I am always going to
be your little girl, mom.

I just don't want you mad at me anymore.

I don't want you to have
ill feelings towards me.

I just want my daughter back.

Hey, I've been looking for you.

Are you all right?

Look, if there's something
you need to talk about,

I'm right here for you.

Josh-
Stop.

- Just stop.
- What did I do?

What did you do?

What did you do, Violet?

It was my dad.

How am I suppose to explain
this to my mom, hmm?

How did you know?

I did a little digging and found that.

I'm sorry.

I'm sorry for what my dad did to you,

and I'm so sorry.

I understand why you did what you did,

but it's still my dad.

What am I supposed to do here, Violet?

How do I do this?

Sorry, I didn't mean to!

Josh, I love-
No, no, mmmm, mm-mm.

No, see, you don't get
to say that anymore.

You can have the lake.

I fucked up.

The one person I truly cared about,

the one person who made me believe

that things could get better, is now gone.

I feel empty inside.

I feel like I personally ripped
my own heart out of my chest

and shattered it into tiny little pieces.

If I hadn't listened to
that other voice in my head

pulling my strings, maybe things
would have been different.

If I just hadn't gone
to that fucking house.

- Hi.
- Hey, are you Violet?

- Yes, sir.
- Well, come on in.

My name's Paul.

- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you.

So is this your place?

Where is everything?

Uh, yeah, a buddy of
mine works in real estate,

so I'm able to get locations
pretty much anywhere I go.

It's a hell of a lot cheaper
than renting out a place

with someone, that's for sure.

And like with any film,

you don't really have
too much to work with,

so you gotta kinda work with what you got.

But do you wanna follow
me down to the basement,

'cause the camera's set up

- and everything's ready to go?
- Okay.

I keep thinking about what Josh told me,

about how revenge wouldn't solve anything.

It wouldn't make things any better.

And he was right.

Even after I did what I thought
was the right thing to do,

I thought I would feel
better about myself.

But instead, I feel even worse.

I didn't just lose Josh,

I lost a part of myself

and I don't think I'm
ever going to return.

Okay,
yeah, I'm just getting

more and more worried about her.

She's missing so many
days, she's not turning up.

She's not answering my calls.

I just don't know what's
gotten into her lately.

Yeah, this is the first
I'm hearing about this.

I had no idea.

I know,
she's usually very punctual.

She's never missed a shift until recently,

and I don't know what's
going on in her head.

She's just not turning
up and not calling back,

and that doesn't make me look good.

It's gonna come down to a
decision sooner or later

as to whether we can keep her on or not.

Yeah, I'm gonna have a talk with her.

Thank you so much for
calling, I appreciate it.

- Thank you, goodbye.
- Bye.

Violet! Violet!

Hey, I know you're in there.

Oh my god.

Violet, come on, wake up, wake up!

Violet, oh my god.

Oh my god.

Hi, yes, 911?

I think my daughter's overdosed.

1330 West Boulevard.

Please, please, come soon, please, please.

Violet, please wake up,
Violet, please wake up, Violet.

Please, please, Violet, please.

Where am I?

You're at the hospital, Vi.

I thought we were gonna lose you.

I thought you always hated flowers,

thought they were too tacky.

A boy came and dropped
those off for you.

He said you guys are really close.

I am so sorry.