A Friend of the Family (2022–…): Season 1, Episode 6 - Son of Perdition - full transcript

In Jackson Hole, Jan finds herself overwhelmed by the demands of the mission; Bob and Mary Ann organize an aggressive legal strategy to bring her home.

Joe Berchtold got a
call from his brother.

Are you... Are you
threatening me, Bob?

You just take care, Brother.

Did we get him?

We're sending you back to Idaho.

Stay the hell away!

And do not contact Jan
or anyone from my family!

He is trying to destroy us.

I'm gonna buy a gun.

You're hereby ordered
to serve 15 days.

15 days?

What can we do?


Zada and Zethra need
me to go up to Wyoming,

Jackson Hole,
about a Fun Center.

Well, maybe, you know,

I could come and work for
you there this summer.

You're not going
to Jackson Hole.

Where is Jan?

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She's gone.

I couldn't stop her.
They were taking off.

I'm... I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

I... I don't know what to do.

Gone where?

♪ I saw her sitting
in the rain ♪

♪ Raindrops falling on her ♪

♪ She didn't seem to care ♪

♪ She sat there
and smiled at me ♪

♪ Then I knew ♪
- ♪ I knew, I knew, I knew ♪

- ♪ I knew ♪
- ♪ She could make me happy ♪

- ♪ Happy ♪
- ♪ Happy ♪

♪ She could make
me very happy ♪

Welcome to Wyoming, Dolly!

- ♪ Flowers everywhere ♪
- Aw!

♪ Oh, the flower girl ♪

♪ Oh, I don't know just why
she simply caught my eye ♪

♪ I love the flower girl ♪

♪ She seemed so
sweet and fine ♪

♪ She crept into my mind ♪

♪ To my mind ♪

Zada and Zethra will be
glad I'm here, right?



Yeah. Yeah, they sure will.

But you know, now
that you're here,

you let me worry
about Zada and Zethra.

They'll get in touch
when they need to.

You and me,

we are together for
the whole summer,

and we're gonna
have so much fun.


I miss spending time with you.

♪ I love the flower girl ♪

♪ Oh, I don't know just why,
she simply caught my eye ♪

♪ So sweet and kind,
she crept into my mind ♪

I can't wait for you to
see what I got cooking

at the Fun Center.

Bunny... Tom...

Tom Bunson, who's my
partner, I call him Bunny,

he put all his money
into this place.

Every penny.

He's been... he's been out
sick, but you'll meet him.

He's a hoot.

I call him Funny Bunny.

Mm. Well, that's funny.


♪ I knew, I knew,
I knew, I knew ♪

♪ She could make me happy ♪

Hey, I need to ask
you something serious.

♪ Flowers in her hair ♪

Are you ready for me to whoop
you at air hockey or what?

Yeah, in your dreams.


All right.

♪ Was she reality or
just a dream to me? ♪

♪ I love the flower girl ♪

♪ Her love showed me the
way to find a sunny day ♪

♪ Sunny, sunny day ♪

Come on.

♪ I love the flower girl ♪


You got me, partner!

♪ Whenever I'm with
him, something inside ♪

- So they loop around here.
- Uh-huh.

Right? And then
here... Across here.

- Okay.
- All right, all the way

up there, see that?
Two way or something.

You come all the way down
and wrap back around.

And here. Look at
this, look at this.

You're gonna love this.

♪ Could it be a devil in me ♪

♪ Or is this the way
love's supposed to be? ♪

These shoot all the way.

I can get one from that
side across to this corner.

♪ Oh, ho, ho, it's magic ♪

♪ You know ♪

♪ Never believe it's not so ♪

♪ It's magic, you know ♪

♪ Never believe it's not so ♪

♪ Never been awake ♪

♪ Never seen a day break ♪

♪ Leaning on my pillow
in the morning ♪

I can't believe
this is all yours.

Hey, Jan!

Hey, Jasper.

Hey, son. Holding
down the fort?

Yeah, except the popcorn
machine's busted.

I'm not really
sure what happened.

- Hey, there.
- Hey.

Can I talk to you, Mr. B?


Get yourself something
sweet to eat.

Jasper, fix her
something. Be right back.

♪ It's magic, you know ♪

Can you make cotton candy?

Yeah, whatever you want.

It's really nice to see you.

Too bad they didn't let us go
to the same school last year.


But you're still
the same old Jasper.

Haven't changed a bit.

♪ Leaning on my pillow
in the morning ♪

♪ Never been awake ♪

♪ Never seen a day break ♪

Hey, yo, cotton candy coming up.

Do you think you
could show me around?


So look, Bunny's wife
called while you were out.


Bunny, he...

He took his own life.

Shot himself.

His... his wife was right
there when he did it.

Well, let's just get
that popcorn machine

up and running today.


Rush is at 7:00.

I don't get to sit
down most nights,

but you know,
working for a living.

- Still sounds fun, though.
- Yeah.

You think I could
help out sometime?


Yeah, I just love it up here.

Oh, that's great.

And Grandma and Uncle Joe
are coming to visit too.

Plus, we're going to the
Pink Garter in a couple days,

that theater I told you about.


Someone I want you to meet.

And me too. Am I coming?

Just Jan.

Turn that frown upside down.

♪ Happy ♪

♪ Happy music ♪

Jan, your father is
coming to get you,

and that's that.

Okay, so I'll just leave
and come back again.

And I mean it too.

Oh, fiddle.

B doesn't have the money

to keep flying you
back and forth.

Jan, is he there with you?
I want to talk to him.

Don't go blaming B.

I came here, and it
was my own decision.

You know, Jasper's here too,
and we're having a great time.

I'll be back home before
school starts in the fall,

and that's that.


We can't use FBI resources
like we did last time

since she's
technically a runaway,

but the good news is
is that this time,

we know where she is.

She's not missing.

Feels like she's missing.

Well, if the FBI's not
gonna get involved,

I'll just drive up there
myself and get her.

Now hold on.

There are two things
we need to consider.

First is the potential
for violence.

I'm not afraid of that man.

The second is what Jan
has already told you.

Even if you bring her back,

she's just gonna leave again.

We need to convince her

that the right choice
is to come home.

She's not gonna come home
unless B tells her to.

And I don't know how we get
that man to do anything.

Actually, I already
have an idea.

There's a civil attorney that
I'd like to introduce you to,

a guy by the name
of Mark Eamons.

He's not a nice guy.

Can I put you in touch?

I'm real excited about
the theater tomorrow.

You still not gonna
tell me who I'm meeting?


I sure wish Jasper could
have stayed up with us.


Yeah, well, he's wiped out.

Working like a dog
like his old man.


Horoscope said I was gonna
be extra lucky this week.

I guess I should
have warned you.


♪ Don't get me wrong ♪

♪ Don't think
you've got it made ♪

My little Leo...

You are so dear to
me, you have no idea.

The very first time I laid
eyes on you, I was transfixed,

and that was even before
we knew about the mission.

I could feel you drawing me in,

drawing me to you.

And now...

now I don't think I could live
without your special light.


You know, I will
be back in a jiff.

You know, Dolly, I've been
waiting to tell you something.

I heard from them today.

They were asking when
the baby's coming.

I said I have no idea.

I said we're trying.

Oh, that scares the heck
out of me sometimes,

but I just have to trust them.

They have so much knowledge.

And in the whole universe,

you and I were chosen,

and that brings
joy to my heart...

to know that loving
you is right.

Come on out.

Mr. Horstmann, are you
aware that your client,

Robert Berchtold, has
Jan Broberg again?

I'm the attorney representing
Bob and Mary Ann Broberg,

and they tell me
Jan and Berchtold

have been in Jackson
Hole, Wyoming,

since Tuesday afternoon.


Oh, no.

That is 48 hours.

I'm ready to file
a civil lawsuit

on behalf of the Brobergs

if they do not get
their daughter back.

I will bleed
Berchtold like a pig.

His cars, his houses,
his businesses,

his brother, his wife, his kids.

Anybody who helped him out will
get swept up in this thing,

and I am more than happy
to spread the pain around.

Let's not forget the, uh,
suspended sentence either.

That was five years, wasn't it?

I can get Jan back home, pronto.

Just let me contact
my client, please.

I'm watching the
clock, Horstmann.

Don't fuck with me on this.

Just in here.



Well, I'm assuming this
is the famous daughter

I've been hearing so much about.

You got that right.

This is Jan.

So what did you think?

That was the first
show, you know,

so you're my very
first audience.


Well, I just thought
that you were amazing.


Have you done much acting?

Your dad says you got the bug.

Um, I... well, yeah, I've...

I've acted before.

She loves to perform.
Sometimes she gets some nerves.

Listen, I'm gonna leave
you girls to talk shop.

Why don't you tell
her what you told me

about what you
learned in New York?

Come. Take a seat.

Are you familiar
with the method?

Well, if you've got this gap
between what you're doing

and what you're feeling,

then no one's really
buying it, right?

But if you can really
use your imagination

and kind of feel all the things
a person in your character's

situation might be feeling,

then the character's
kind of real

'cause she's you.

So, um, you're just kind
of tricking yourself.

No, no, no, no, no.
It's not a trick.

Um, you just

imagine the part inside you

where the character can be
true and you become her.

I'll tell you what I do.

It's a little mantra. Ready?

I breathe out me.

I breathe in who I want to be.

[Tommy James and the Shondells'

["Sweet Cherry Wine"]

♪ Come on, everyone, we
got to get together now ♪

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

♪ Love's the only thing
that matters anyhow ♪

♪ And the beauty of life ♪

♪ Can only survive ♪

♪ If we love ♪

♪ One another ♪

- You're going to fast!
- So fun!

♪ Oh, yeah ♪

Did you like the show?

Enjoyed meeting Alice?

Yeah, I sure did.

♪ No, we ain't gonna fight ♪

I can just see us.

Someday we are gonna have
a house right on the ocean,

and in the evening, we'll curl
up in front of a glowing fire.

You'll be reading the script

for your next big
Hollywood movie.

Oh, honey.

♪ So stimulating,
so intoxicating ♪

I'm blessed beyond
reason to have you.

What are you feeling
right now, Dolly?

You can tell me.

Hey, uh, damn traffic
on the way in.

Three-car pileup.

Uh, Ma's on her way. She's
just fixing her face.

Put 'er there, Toughie.

Come here.

Jan, this here's my
baby brother, Joe.

This is Jan.


So you... you got Gail
and the rest of the kids

coming up anytime soon?

Why don't you go grab
us some snacks, huh?

Maybe some popcorn.

I got that machine
up and running again.

And, uh, get my
brother here a pop.

He needs a little pick-me-up.

Yeah. He looks road-weary.

Yes, he does.

Your... uh, Gail's
a real sweet girl.


She's just not the girl for me.

You only get one shot at
happiness in this life.

I'm not gonna waste mine.

You don't want any trouble, Bob.

You don't worry.

The FBI comes sniffing around,

I'll tell them you didn't have
nothing to do with anything.

Not gonna have to
rat me out again.

It's not me I'm worried about.

Am I in Mexico?

No. I'm right here.

I am right where
I'm supposed to be.

Jan came to me.


- My boy.
- Hi.

Look at you.
- Oh!

You look sharp!

And this Fun Center of yours.

- It's something.
- Oh, oh!


How's it going?

It's good.


You, uh... you
liking it up here?

Yeah. It's real fun.

Uh, you wouldn't rather

be back home?

Well, you know,
my home is with B.

Nobody understands,
but you know,

I'd rather kill myself
than be parted from him.

You know I'm meant to be
his eternal companion.

- What an adorable girl.
- Mm-hmm. Right?

Yeah, she's real young.

Mr. Berchtold,

there's a Mr. Horstmann
on the phone for you.

He says it's urgent.

One sec.

Excuse me.

Very shortly.


Hey, come here.


The last couple days

have been everything I
could have hoped for.

You really do want to
be my eternal companion,

don't you?

Will you say it
for me now, Dolly?

Say you'll be my bride.

I do, B.

Good. That's good.


Today is Jan's 14th birthday,

and her sisters were
expecting her here.

I know, I know. I did too.

I don't know what the holdup is.

I just spoke to him yesterday.

I imagine he'll be bringing
her back home real soon.

What you imagine is no
help for my clients...

On Thursday, you told us that

he would bring her back pronto.

It's Saturday now,

so you tell that devil
we're filing suit.

Just give me till
the end of the day.

I promise.

I... I promise I will have
your daughter back home to you.

Today, Horstmann.

I was talking to a contact of
mine this morning at Quantico.

She's an expert in this
field, and it's her opinion

that the... the kind
of sexual obsession

that Berchtold has with
Jan and young girls,

exclusively young girls,

is incurable.

I don't say any of
this to frighten you,

but he has all the hallmarks
of a psychopathic personality.

He doesn't experience guilt

or remorse or fear like we do.

When Jan gets back, you
cannot give him one inch,

not one moment of access to her

no matter what.

There is no telling
what he is capable of.

♪ Love ♪

♪ Love will keep us together ♪

♪ Think of me,
babe, whenever ♪

Hey, quick, let's get a picture.

Hey, cowboy.

♪ Singing a song,
don't mess around ♪

Joel, come on.

♪ You just gotta be strong ♪

♪ Just stop 'cause
I really love you ♪

♪ Stop ♪

♪ I've been thinking of you ♪

♪ Look in my heart ♪

♪ And let love
keep us together ♪

That ain't it.

Now I didn't get a
chance to wrap it,

'cause I had to
sneak out and get it

while you were scarfing
down your lunch.

I do not scarf.

You do too scarf. You're
a little scarf machine.

♪ Heaven ♪

Go ahead.


It's a sewing machine.

I've never had one
just for myself.

I know, kid. Well, now you do.

- I just love it. Thank you.
- Yeah, you're welcome.

Hey, Jan, now that you're
done with all your presents,

you want to play rummy?

Oh, not really.

Hey, I'll play
cards with you, bud.


Go on.

♪ Showers, your love
comes in showers ♪

How about some of this cake?

Family Fun Center.

Mr. Horstmann for you, Dad.

♪ You let me feel
your loving power ♪

Why don't you two
beauties take a walk, huh?

Promenade. Toughie
here can escort you.

I'll catch you up.

♪ When you came, my
cup runneth over ♪

♪ My sweet little angel ♪
- ♪ Heaven ♪

♪ My pretty little angel ♪

What can I do for
you, Mr. Horstmann?

What the hell are you thinking?

Get the girl back
to Pocatello now!

She's only been here four days.

Plus, Jan doesn't
want to come back.

Well, that's beside the point.

She's a kid, and her
parents want her home.

They are going to sue you

and have you arrested
if you don't comply.

They couldn't do any of
that if she was my wife.

Could they?


But you would need
one of her parents

to consent to a marriage,

and I hardly think you can
expect them to do that.

They are beside themselves!

Let me tell you a
little something

about Bob and Mary
Ann Broberg, okay?

They are not fit
to raise cattle.

Mr. Berchtold,

just get Jan back home
for now, all right?

- Yeah, I said all right!

We're supposed to be together.


Hey, I know.

It's all right.
- It's not all right.

We have to keep trying.

Otherwise, Zada and Zethra
will make Susan take my place

and Karen will go blind.

You know, you could
try talking to my mom.

She'll listen if my...

You know, if Bob's not there.

She was only taking
his side before

because he wanted
to get a divorce.



Uh, there's something...

There's something you ought
to know about Mary Ann.

Oh, hell.

She's in love with me too.

Oh, honey.

Oh, honey, I didn't
want to tell you.

I couldn't stand to see you...

See you hurt, but
you got to know.

She's all broken up
because she knows

how you and I feel
about each other.

And I've told her.

I've told her stop calling
and stop coming around.

Does my dad know?



He threatened me,

hollering out on the front lawn,

cussing in front
of Jacob and Jenny.



You and I have been trusted
with a sacred knowledge.

We know that our love
is true and important.

All we have to do
is stay faithful.

We don't know what Zada
and Zethra have in store.

Maybe you going back
to Bob and Mary Ann's.

Maybe that's part of the plan.

You are my companion no
matter where you are.


Now, Dolly...

Time to make that call.



Okay, kiddo.

I'm gonna need some help.

Go on, Broberg.

You're always good
for a helping hand.

What are you gonna do with that?

You don't even know
how to use one.

Jan's refusing to
come out of her room.

I should go check
on the chicken.

Mary Ann.

I know what we said about
weapons in the house.

I didn't threaten him with it,

but Jan did see it.

Was she scared?

No, actually.

It was him I wanted to scare.

I want him to know
that I'm her father

and that I could defend her,

and that I would.

I truly hate him, and I...

I can't stand the
thought of you with him.

I can't stand it either.


Won't you come upstairs?

Dinner's about finished.

And your sisters want to take
you to Tasty Treat afterwards.

Janny, we love you.

We hope you know that.


we understand that
none of this is easy.

Well, it is easy.

It's very easy.

I don't want to be here.

I love B, and I
want to marry him.

We want to know our
options, you know,

under the law to
just put him away.

Your best recourse is to press
charges against Berchtold

for any abuse your
daughter may have endured.

We don't know if
she's been violated,

but we do have a good idea
that he's crossed some lines.

See if you can get her to talk

about what happened
between them.

That would be the first step.

It's Frank Tobler,


That's right.

Yeah, I'll hold.

Yeah, it's right here.


I see.

How's the casserole?

Well, I married the best cook

to come out of Grass
Creek, that's for sure.

Do you know,

I was thinking the other day

just how astonished
I was that first time

you wanted to take me out.

Do you remember?

I was so nervous.

You were wonderful.

And then when we got married,

Albuquerque was just...

another world to me.

We had such fun.

Those caverns.

And we'd make all
those smart remarks,

and they'd echo all over.

And we'd take rides, you know?

Just the two of us.

And the moon was so bright,

and we would look
up at the stars.

And you said it was just
like heaven to be together.

The divorce is gonna be
finalized in Jackson soon.

I tried.

I've been twisting myself
into knots for years

trying to make this thing work.

I mean, you know I have.

I've got to make my
way to real happiness.

You understand?

I know, Bob.

Well, we're always
gonna be pals.

All right?

And you know I'm here
for you and the kids.

Slice for the road.


It's gonna be all right, honey.

You'd better turn that
frown upside down.

How come Karen
gets to sleep over

at Caroline's and I don't?

Caroline is my best friend.

You can't be out of the house
without me or your father.

Will you sit with me?


And for us, trying to help
a beloved spouse or child...

If this is about B, I don't
want to talk about it.

Not with you.

Please sit, Janny.

B isn't like other men

in terms of...


It's hard to understand, but

the FBI studies
these things, and...

they think he has problems
with little girls,

with young girls,

and that he doesn't have
regular feelings that

a man has for...

a... an adult woman.

I want you to know that...

it's okay...

just to say if
anything happened...

Between you and B that...

That was...


That's sick.

B's not like that.

You're just jealous because
he loves me and not you.

That is enough.

How dare you speak to
your mother that way?

He is a deeply
wicked man, Janny.

And he will suffer,

and he will be judged
like the sons of perdition

for tormenting an
innocent child.

You're the ones who
are tormenting me!

And I'm not a child!

Heavenly Father,

I know that you
can see my heart.

Please, I just...

I'm really trying to help
them as hard as I can.

Just please, please,

don't let Susan be taken.

Don't let Karen go blind.

Please don't let
me be vaporized.

I will do this.

I swear.

Just if you... If
you return me to B,

I'll be his wife, and
I'll have the baby.



You're still awake?

It's just getting started.

We can watch it together.

If you're not too tired.

Why aren't you mad like Bob?


You should be angry.

Don't you even feel anything?

I love you.

That's what I'm feeling.

Everything that I've done,

that's it?

You just love me?

There'll never be
time, not for us.

Did you talk to her?

Just for a minute.

She's suffering.

I can feel her...


Like the real
Janny's disappearing.

I, uh...

I shouldn't have lost my temper.

I'll need to apologize to her.

You think I should do it now?

I think she's gone
to sleep already.

We'll all feel better
in the morning.

I'll speak to her about it then.

Morning, sweethear...

Dear Bob and Mary Ann,

you won't let me
do what's right,

so I will do what's wrong.

I am leaving without B,
do not plan on coming back

until you accept me as I am.
- Until you accept me as I am.

"I cannot accept," misspelled,

"Your religion or your
screwed up morals.

"I just want to
be me and have B.

"Please, before all of us
are destroyed, let me go.


God in heaven.

Now, Pete, I know that
Berchtold is behind this.

I know it. I... I mean, J...

Jan and I did have some
harsh words yesterday, but...

It's not just the spelling. It
doesn't even sound like her!

It's just... It
doesn't sound like her.

Either Berchtold wrote the
letter pretending to be her

or she was distressed
composing it.

I'll check with
his parole officer,

but my guess is we'll find him

right where he's supposed to be.

He wants to make it seem like
she left of her own volition.

He's being careful this time.

Well, I hope you're
wrong about that.

So do I.

I'll let you know when I hear.

Call you back.

Thank you, Pete.

So what did he say?

Okay, it's complicated.


Hello. Brobergs.

It's me.

Where are you, B?

Is Jan with you?

No. No, no, Mary Ann, no.

No, she called.

Said she ran away.

Oh, I've been drinking
myself sick all morning.

Said she walked
down to the highway

and she hailed down a truck.

I don't believe
that for a second.

Hailed down a truck?

Well, that's the truth.

I told her to forget about me,

that you and Bob
don't... Don't approve,

and she said she can't.

What am I supposed
to do, Mary Ann?

I worry about her being
out there so much.

I am at the end.

Now, you listen to me,
you son of a bitch.

I know what you are.

It took me too long,

but I know you are a monster.

A heartless, vile
excuse of a man!

And I will get my
daughter away from you

if it is the last thing
I do on this Earth!

♪ The sun is just
going down now ♪

♪ And won't be back again ♪

♪ But lately ♪

♪ I've been feeling
kind of low ♪

♪ Just like the setting sun ♪

♪ It's a long road home ♪

♪ I don't know ♪

♪ Where you are ♪

♪ And though you're far away ♪

♪ I can see through you ♪

♪ I can see through you ♪

♪ Each and every ♪

♪ Minute of the day ♪

♪ I can see through you ♪

♪ But I don't
know what I see ♪

♪ Early in the morning,
look out the window ♪

♪ Don't know where to go ♪

♪ Leaving on that
10:30 train ♪

♪ You know I told her so ♪

♪ I can see through you ♪

♪ Each and every ♪

♪ Minute of the day ♪

♪ I can see through you ♪

♪ Through you ♪