- 1. Come on, Peter.
- 2. Wake up.
- 3. Peter.
- 4. Wake up.
- 5. Here's your suit.
- 6. Do you know if your sister
slept in her room last night?
- 7. I don't know.
- 8. Come on, Peter. Get up.
- 9. Oh, Charlie. For God's sake, come on.
- 10. It was freezing last night.
- 11. That's how you get pneumonia.
- 12. That's okay.
- 13. Okay, come on. Let's go. We're late.
- 14. Your mother's in the car already.
- 15. Um...
- 16. It's heartening to see
so many strange, new faces here today.
- 17. Um, I know my mom would be very touched
- 18. and probably a little suspicious...
- 19. um, to see this turnout. So...
- 20. My mother was a very secretive
and private woman.
- 21. She had private rituals,
- 22. private friends, private anxieties.
- 23. It honestly feels like a betrayal
- 24. just to be standing here
talking about her.
- 25. She was a very difficult woman to read.
- 26. If you ever thought you knew
what was going on with her,
- 27. and, God forbid,
you tried to confront that...
- 28. But when her life was unpolluted,
- 29. she could be the sweetest, warmest,
- 30. most loving person in the world.
- 31. She was also incredibly stubborn,
- 32. which, maybe, explains me.
- 33. You could always count on her
to always have the answer.
- 34. And if she ever was mistaken,
- 35. and, well, that was your opinion...
- 36. And you were...
- 37. wrong.
- 38. There aren't nuts in that, huh?
- 39. - No.
- 40. Does that have nuts?
'Cause we don't have the EpiPen.
- 41. I know.
- 42. Hello, Rexy!
- 43. Good dog.
- 44. Shoes off, everybody.
- 45. Charlie, shoes off.
- 46. It does feel weird.
- 47. Yeah.
- 48. Should I be sadder?
- 49. You should be whatever you are.
- 50. It'll come.
- 51. Hey, how's it going?
- 52. Mmm, just working.
- 53. Taking a break from avoiding the show.
- 54. So, you still toiling away at the hospice?
- 55. Yeah, between this and the, uh, preschool.
- 56. So what's our deadline now? Seven months?
- 57. - Six and a half.
- Ooh, coming up.
- 58. Any ideas for titles?
- 59. Come in.
- 60. Hey...
- 61. - Good night, kiddo.
- Good night.
- 62. Are you, uh...
- 63. Are you feeling okay about everything?
- 64. Yeah. Fine.
- 65. A little sad?
- 66. Mmm...
- 67. Yeah, I get it.
- 68. I know.
- 69. - Good night.
- 70. Love you.
- 71. Who's this?
- 72. That's Grandma?
- 73. You know you were her favorite, right?
- 74. Even when you were a little baby,
- 75. she wouldn't let me feed you
because she needed to feed you.
- 76. Drove me crazy.
- 77. She wanted me to be a boy.
- 78. You know, I was a tomboy
when I was growing up.
- 79. I hated dresses and dolls and pink.
- 80. Who's gonna take care of me?
- 81. Um, excuse me.
- 82. You don't think
I'm gonna take care of you?
- 83. But when you die.
- 84. Well, then...
- 85. Dad will take care of you.
- 86. Or Peter.
- 87. You never cried as a baby.
- 88. You know that?
- 89. Even when you were born.
- 90. Did you feel like you wanted to cry today?
- 91. You think it might feel like a relief?
- 92. Good night, sweetheart.
- 93. Mom?
- 94. I just scared myself in the workshop.
- 95. With... With what?
- 96. No.
- 97. Are you done?
- 98. Almost.
- 99. So, maybe we finish the toy
after the quiz.
- 100. What do you think?
- 101. - Okay.
- 102. Oh, my God! What was that?
- 103. So, if we go by the rule
that the hero is undone by his fatal flaw,
- 104. what is Heracles' flaw?
- 105. Arrogance.
- 106. Okay.
- 107. Why?
- 108. Because he literally refuses
to look at all the signs
- 109. that are being literally
handed to him the entire play.
- 110. Okay, interesting.
- 111. So he thinks he has control.
- 112. But let's all remember,
- 113. Sophocles wrote the oracle
so that it was unconditional,
- 114. meaning, Heracles never had
any choice, right?
- 115. So does that make it
more tragic or less tragic
- 116. that if he has a choice?
- 117. - Less.
- 118. - Why?
- 119. Care to weigh in, Peter?
- 120. Um, about which part?
- 121. I think it's more tragic because,
if it's all just inevitable,
- 122. then that means that
the characters had no hope.
- 123. They never had hope
- 124. because they're all just, like, hopeless.
- 125. They're all like pawns
in this horrible, hopeless machine.
- 126. - Hello!
- 127. Did you go up in my mom's room?
- 128. No.
- 129. Mmm. Door was open.
- 130. Hello?
- 131. Sorry. I know it's irrational.
- 132. - No problem.
- Thank you.
- 133. Hey, Dad. It's the cemetery.
- 134. About what?
- 135. Let me see.
- 136. Hello?
- 137. Yes.
- 138. What does that mean?
- 139. Desecrated?
- 140. But it's only been a week.
- 141. Yes, okay, yes. Sure.
- 142. All right. I understand. Yes...
- 143. Uh, why don't I call you back?
- 144. What was it?
- 145. Uh, just some billing crap.
- 146. Okay, well, I'm, uh...
I'm gonna go see a movie.
- 147. Okay.
- 148. He would say,
- 149. "I'm a burden, I'm a burden,
I'm a burden."
- 150. And I would tell him,
- 151. But yes, he was a burden.
- 152. Now we've set aside
some time for any newcomers
- 153. who might like to speak.
- 154. So, anyone.
- 155. If it's your first or second time with us,
the floor is open.
- 156. Yes. Would you like to...
- 157. Maybe not.
- 158. Okay.
- 159. No pressure.
- 160. My name's Annie.
- 161. Hi, Annie.
- 162. My mom died a week ago.
- 163. So I'm just here for...
- 164. trying it.
- 165. I have a lot of resistance
to things like this,
- 166. but I came to these a couple years ago.
- 167. Well, I was forced to come
and I guess it, um...
- 168. I guess it helped. So, um...
- 169. My mom was old, and she wasn't
all together there at the end.
- 170. And we were pretty much estranged
- 171. so it really wasn't a huge blow.
- 172. But I did...
- 173. love her.
- 174. And she didn't have an easy life.
- 175. She had DID,
which became extreme at the end.
- 176. And dementia.
- 177. And my father died
when I was a baby from starvation,
- 178. um, because he had psychotic depression
- 179. and he starved himself,
- 180. which I'm sure
was just as pleasant as it sounds.
- 181. And then there's my brother.
- 182. My older brother had schizophrenia,
- 183. and when he was 16,
- 184. he hanged himself in my mother's bedroom
- 185. and of course his suicide note blamed her,
- 186. accusing her of putting people
inside him. So...
- 187. That was my mom's life.
- 188. And then she lived in our house
at the end, before hospice.
- 189. We weren't even talking before that.
- 190. I mean, we were, and then we weren't.
- 191. And then we were.
- 192. She's completely manipulative.
- 193. Until my husband finally enforced
a no-contact rule,
- 194. which lasted until I got pregnant
with my daughter.
- 195. I didn't let her anywhere near me
when I had my first, my son,
- 196. which is why I gave her my daughter,
- 197. who she immediately
stabbed her hooks into.
- 198. And I just... I felt guilty again.
- 199. I felt guilty again.
- 200. When she got sick,
- 201. not that she was really even
my mom at the end,
- 202. and not that she would
ever feel guilty about anything.
- 203. And I just don't want to put
any more stress on my family.
- 204. I'm not even really sure if they could...
- 205. Could give me that support.
- 206. And I just... I just feel like...
- 207. I just sometimes feel
like it's all ruined.
- 208. And then I realize
- 209. that I am to blame.
- 210. Or not that I'm to blame,
- 211. but I am blamed! I'm...
- 212. And what do you think
you feel blamed for?
- 213. I don't know.
- 214. Hey, what's going on
in town anyway, mister?
- 215. A convention or something?
- 216. What?
- 217. Those clothes you're wearing.
- 218. I talked to a guy this morning
who was wearing the same kind of outfit.
- 219. Maybe the guy
you're looking for, huh?
- 220. You spoke to him?
- 221. What did he tell you? Where did he go?
- 222. Hey, what's the matter with you?
- 223. Hey, take your hands off me.
- 224. You will tell me
what he said to you!
- 225. Well, why should I?
Hey, who do you think you are anyway?
- 226. He came in with the dog tags!
- 227. Wanted to know about the address
and I told him how to find it.
- 228. Where?
- 229. Hey, um,
- 230. do you think I could maybe borrow
one of the cars tonight?
- 231. Why? Where are you going?
- 232. Oh, just like a school barbecue thing.
- 233. Oh, so you're not eating with us?
- 234. No, I was still gonna eat here.
- 235. Well, you can eat there
if you want. I just didn't—
- 236. No, no, no. I'm gonna eat here.
I just... I...
- 237. Just be going to hang out.
- 238. No drinking?
- 239. We're not even old enough
to get drinks if we wanted to.
- 240. Well, that's a crock.
I'm just asking if you're drinking.
- 241. Well, I just answered no.
- 242. You gonna take your sister?
- 243. Uh... Does she want to go?
- 244. Have you asked her?
- 245. Charlie?
- 246. Charlie!
- 247. I mean, what are you doing?
Leaving the house barefoot?
- 248. Are you some kind of idiot?
- 249. You can't roam around
with no shoes and no coat.
- 250. - I want Grandma.
- 251. Oh, what? You're angry with me now?
- 252. You are going to this... Hey, socks off.
- 253. You're going to this party
with your brother.
- 254. What party?
- 255. Some school hangout with other kids.
- 256. That's okay.
- 257. No, it's not okay. You're going.
- 258. - Why?
- Because it'll be fun.
- 259. Because you'll get to hang out
with other kids.
- 260. - With who?
- With your...
- 261. With your brother. With other kids.
- 262. - Fine.
- Good. You're going.
- 263. - She's going with you.
- 264. Now this really means no drinking.
- 265. Yeah, I really wasn't going to.
- 266. Whoa. Hi.
- 267. Oh. Hi.
- 268. How's the party?
- 269. Why? You wanna know if you should come?
- 270. Uh, yeah. What do ya think?
- 271. Either way.
- 272. Hey, do you happen to smoke at all?
- 273. I have really good weed.
- 274. - The other room has a bong.
- 275. Do you wanna wait out here for a second?
- 276. - No.
- Charlie, please, just...
- 277. It'll be two minutes
and then we can hang out.
- 278. You can draw.
- 279. Please, Charlie. I'm...
- 280. Oh, shit, look.
They're giving out chocolate cake.
- 281. Not to everyone.
- 282. Yes, to everyone. It's a party.
- 283. - I don't know anyone.
- Nobody does.
- 284. Just walk over and stand there
and they'll give you a piece.
- 285. Hurry up. They're gonna run out.
Come on, Charlie.
- 286. Hey, guys.
- 287. Peter has weed.
- 288. That was your sister downstairs?
- 289. Yeah. Charlie.
- 290. Is your sister hot?
- 291. I actually saw her drawing me last week.
- 292. Oh, yeah?
- 293. Yeah. She made me look retarded.
- 294. Yeah. That's Charlie.
- 295. Peter?
- 296. Charlie.
- 297. What's up?
- 298. Are you okay?
- 299. It's hard to breathe.
- 300. What do you mean?
- 301. I think my throat's getting bigger.
- 302. It's okay, Charlie.
We're almost at the hospital, okay?
- 303. Charlie!
- 304. Okay.
- 305. Okay.
- 306. Okay, good. They're home.
- 307. Good.
- 308. I'm running out
for some balsam wood.
- 309. You want anything?
- 310. I'm good, sweetheart. Drive safe.
- 311. Okay.
- 312. Back in 20.
- 313. Oh, my God! Oh, my God!
- 314. Oh, no. I can't, I can't...
- 315. I just want to die!
- 316. Oh, God. It hurts too much!
- 317. I just need to die!
- 318. Charlie!
- 319. Oh, God.
- 320. Oh, Charlie!
- 321. Hey, are you guys friends
with Becky on Facebook?
- 322. You're friends with Becky?
- 323. Dude, I said "Facebook friends."
- 324. But seriously, you see her statuses, bro?
- 325. Oh, my God, dude, I know.
- 326. - Like, every ten seconds.
- For real.
- 327. Oh, dude, what about, uh, fucking...
Let me hit that.
- 328. - Brian?
- Brian and his girlfriend.
- 329. He calls her something...
- 330. He calls her something really goofy, dude.
What does he...
- 331. Oh, he calls her "princess."
- 332. Who fucking calls
their girlfriend "princess"?
- 333. What the fuck?
- 334. Dude, he's like,
- 335. "I'm picking up my princess
from the airport."
- 336. Fucking eating cous... What the fuck.
- 337. It's couscous.
- 338. Couscous. I don't give a shit.
"... with my princess."
- 339. You hit that shit?
- 340. Who's his girlfriend?
- 341. Some, uh, some fucking
stupid college chick.
- 342. Oh, damn.
- 343. I wanna fucking stupid
college princess, bro.
- 344. Yeah.
- 345. Oh, hey, dude. Dude, dude, dude.
Are you... Are you all right?
- 346. I think I'm having a... Like a reaction.
- 347. - What?
- My throat is...
- 348. I think my throat is getting bigger.
- 349. Dude, it's just... It's just weed.
- 350. Chill, man. It's all right.
- 351. Just hold my hand. Hold on.
- 352. Uh, I'm so sorry to chase you down.
- 353. Uh, were you not coming in, or...
- 354. I... No, I just, um... I forgot something.
- 355. Oh, okay, sorry. Sorry, I just...
- 356. I recognized you from a few months ago.
- 357. Oh, God. I feel very silly. I'm Joan.
- 358. Hi.
- 359. Are you doing better?
- 360. What?
- 361. After your mother?
- 362. What? No, no. That's not...
- 363. My, um... My daughter was killed.
- 364. Oh.
- 365. I'm...
- 366. I'm so, so sorry.
- 367. Oh, would you like to come in with me?
- 368. Or we could even just have a coffee.
- 369. Uh, I'm sorry. Really, I, um...
- 370. I can't...
I really did forget something.
- 371. My son died.
- 372. Oh.
- 373. I'm so sorry.
- 374. How old was yours?
- 375. Thirteen.
- 376. God.
- 377. That's awful.
- 378. My son and my grandson
drowned four months ago.
- 379. The little one was seven.
- 380. Oh, my God!
- 381. I've been coming here
for a couple of months now.
- 382. And it has helped.
- 383. It doesn't make it easier, obviously,
- 384. but sometimes it makes it less lonely.
- 385. Okay.
- 386. And now I'm about to
embarrass myself, but, uh,
- 387. if you need someone
- 388. to talk to...
- 389. 'Cause we all do.
- 390. If you need it.
- 391. Okay.
- 392. Thank you. Really.
- 393. Okay.
- 394. Bye-bye.
- 395. - Hey.
- 396. - I'm going to bed.
- Where were you?
- 397. At the movies.
- 398. Gonna go to bed.
- 399. Okay. I'll come up with you.
- 400. Okay.
- 401. I'll be right back.
- 402. No, you won't. You're taking the blanket.
- 403. I can't sleep.
- 404. It's freezing out there.
- 405. Well, the heater's up there.
- 406. Okay.
- 407. Is that okay?
- 408. If it gets too cold, come back in.
- 409. I just need to sleep.
- 410. Shit.
- 411. Oh, Annie. You came.
- 412. It's a little earlier than we said.
- 413. Ah, you're perfect. Come in. Come in.
- 414. Uh, your welcome mat.
- 415. Ah! It's kind of cute, huh?
- 416. Yeah. My mother used to
embroider ones just like that.
- 417. Did she really? Isn't that funny?
- 418. Please come in. Sit.
- 419. First there's the...
- 420. The smell of something wrong.
- 421. And then...
- 422. the body.
- 423. Covered in black blood, like tar.
- 424. And her head wasn't there,
so I couldn't see her face.
- 425. But they were her clothes.
- 426. And her hands, and her little fingernails.
- 427. How is your relationship with your son?
- 428. - Peter?
- 429. Oh, God. Um...
- 430. Okay, I sleepwalk.
- 431. I mean, I haven't done it in years,
- 432. A couple years ago, I woke up
- 433. and I was standing next to Peter
in Charlie's bed
- 434. when they shared a room.
- 435. And they were
- 436. completely covered in paint thinner.
- 437. And so was I.
- 438. From head to toe.
- 439. And I was standing there
with a box of matches
- 440. and an empty can of paint thinner.
- 441. And I woke myself up striking the match,
- 442. which also woke Peter up,
and he started to scream.
- 443. - And I immediately put the match out.
- Like, immediately.
- 444. I mean, I was just as shocked as he was.
- 445. And it was impossible to convince them
that it was just sleepwalking,
- 446. which of course it was, but...
- 447. The timing was awful.
- 448. Peter and I had gotten into
this stupid quarreling phase,
- 449. just forever arguing
about nothing, such...
- 450. Frivolous stuff.
- 451. And Peter always held it against me.
- 452. And there is nothing I can say
and nothing I can do
- 453. because it happened.
- 454. While I was asleep.
- 455. Hey! That was quick.
- 456. Did you bike all the way here?
- 457. Um, no. Actually, my friend drove me home.
- 458. Oh, uh, by the way, Peter, have you, um...
- 459. Have you signed up for that,
uh, SAT prep course?
- 460. I'll do it tomorrow.
- 461. Yeah, you know what, you gotta do that
because it's coming up.
- 462. Jesus Christ, Annie.
- 463. You're not planning on
letting him see that, are you?
- 464. - Who?
- 465. How do you think he's gonna feel
when he sees that?
- 466. What? It's not about him.
- 467. Oh, no?
- 468. No. It's a neutral view of the accident.
- 469. Are you, uh,
are you coming down to dinner?
- 470. I'm making dinner.
- 471. No, I made the dinner. I came to get you.
- 472. Come, stay, whatever you want.
I don't really give a shit.
- 473. This is really good, Dad.
- 474. Thanks, buddy.
- 475. You okay, Mom?
- 476. What?
- 477. Is there something on your mind?
- 478. Is there something on your mind?
- 479. It just seems like there might be
something you wanna say.
- 480. - Peter...
- Like what?
- 481. I mean, why would I wanna say something
so I can watch you sneer at me?
- 482. Sneer at you? I don't ever sneer at you.
- 483. Oh, sweetie. You don't have to.
You get your point across.
- 484. Okay, so, fine.
Then say what you wanna say, then.
- 485. Peter.
- 486. I don't wanna say anything.
I've tried saying things.
- 487. Okay, so try again. Release yourself.
- 488. Oh, release you, you mean.
- 489. Yeah, fine. Release me. Just say it.
Just fucking say it!
- 490. Don't you swear at me, you little shit!
- 491. Don't you ever raise your voice at me!
I am your mother!
- 492. Do you understand?
- 493. All I do is worry and slave
and defend you.
- 494. And all I get back
is that fucking face on your face.
- 495. So full of disdain and resentment
and always so annoyed.
- 496. Well, now your sister is dead.
- 497. And I know you miss her,
and I know it was an accident,
- 498. and I know you're in pain.
- 499. And I wish I could take that away for you.
- 500. I wish I could shield you
from the knowledge
- 501. that you did what you did,
but your sister is dead!
- 502. She's gone forever!
- 503. And what a waste.
- 504. If it could have maybe
brought us together or something.
- 505. If you could have just said, "I'm sorry,"
or faced up to what happened.
- 506. Maybe then we could
do something with this.
- 507. But you can't take responsibility
- 508. So now I can't accept...
- 509. And I can't forgive,
- 510. because...
- 511. Because nobody admits
anything they've done!
- 512. What about you, Mom?
- 513. She didn't wanna go to the party.
- 514. So why was she there?
- 515. All right.
We're stopping this right now.
- 516. That's it.
- 517. I said stop right now.
- 518. Fine!
- 519. Fine.
- 520. Joan?
- 521. Oh!
- 522. Annie!
- 523. - Hi.
- 524. - Annie!
- 525. Oh, my!
- 526. How are you?
- 527. - Oh, Annie! I'm...
- Are you okay?
- 528. I'm... I am, yes.
I'm really good.
- 529. I'm really, really...
- 530. Okay.
- 531. Something's...
Something happened, Annie,
- 532. and I feel completely turned around.
- 533. What happened?
- 534. I don't even know if I should say.
- 535. What do you mean?
- 536. You're gonna think I am crazy!
- 537. No, not at all.
- 538. Oh. Okay.
- 539. All right, come on.
- 540. I met...
- 541. a spiritual medium.
- 542. They were performing an open séance.
- 543. I know, I know what you're thinking,
but they asked me to attend.
- 544. They were bringing skeptics in,
- 545. So I went, fully skeptical.
- 546. And what I experienced there, Annie,
- 547. was truly...
- 548. Open séance.
- 549. They brought in the spirit of a man
from the 19th century.
- 550. And no, no, not in a kind of
smoke and mirrors way, no.
- 551. And the man sitting next to me
was a completely cynical neurologist
- 552. and he looked permanently changed
by the end of it.
- 553. No, I... I...
I know what you're thinking. I do.
- 554. But I... I approached
the medium afterwards
- 555. and I asked her about my son
and my grandson
- 556. and she came to my apartment and she...
- 557. She ended up performing...
- 558. Well...
- 559. She conjured my grandson.
- 560. No, no, no, I know,
I know what that smile is. I know.
- 561. Annie, Annie...
- 562. I wouldn't believe it either,
I didn't believe it,
- 563. but I heard his voice.
- 564. I felt his presence in the room.
- 565. Annie, this is real.
- 566. What are you doing right now?
- 567. I'm just here shopping.
- 568. Do you wanna come over?
- 569. Oh, Annie. Please, Annie.
I really think you should.
- 570. It would be everything if you came.
- 571. Nice mood-setter.
- 572. Okay.
- 573. I'm going to put my hand on the glass...
- 574. but I'm not going to add pressure.
- 575. You do the same.
- 576. All right.
- 577. Louis...
- 578. Louis, are you here? It's Grandma.
- 579. Louis,
- 580. if you are here with us,
- 581. please just try and slide the glass.
- 582. Louis,
- 583. if you're here...
- 584. Hi, Louis!
- 585. - Hi, Louis!
- How did you do that?
- 586. Louis, I'm going to ask you
some questions. Okay, sweetie?
- 587. If the answer is yes,
slide the glass to the right.
- 588. If it's no,
- 589. slide it the other way, to the left.
- 590. Do you understand?
- 591. Louis, are you okay?
- 592. Are you in pain?
- 593. - Oh, my God!
- It's okay. It's okay.
- 594. It's okay. It's okay.
- 595. Louis, I brought your chalkboard.
- 596. Remember your chalkboard?
- 597. Can you write something?
- 598. Oh, Louis! I love you, sweetheart!
- 599. I'm sorry. Could we stop?
- 600. What?
- 601. I'm sorry. Please...
- 602. Louis, we're going to stop for a second,
but I'll be right back.
- 603. - Are you all right?
- I'm sorry, I'm just... I really...
- 604. I understand, I understand.
- 605. That's exactly how I reacted
the first time.
- 606. I have to go. Okay.
I'm... I'm sorry. Thank you.
- 607. - No, no. It's okay. It's okay.
- Thank you. Yeah.
- 608. I know. I know, honey.
- 609. If you want to try this on your own...
- 610. - God...
- It's okay. It's okay.
- 611. First light the candle,
- 612. then choose an item
that belonged to your daughter.
- 613. That will be your link.
Mine was the chalkboard.
- 614. That's my link.
- 615. It's all right. It's all right.
- 616. It's okay. There you go.
- 617. Then when you're ready,
- 618. read this out loud,
- 619. every syllable, very carefully.
- 620. Sorry, why? What is it?
- 621. I don't know what language it is.
- 622. The medium had me read it first.
- 623. It's to make things start.
- 624. But remember, your whole family...
- 625. Every member needs to be in the house.
- 626. Your son, everyone. Very important.
- 627. - Okay.
- 628. Deep breath.
- 629. You didn't kill her, Annie.
- 630. What?
- 631. She isn't gone.
- 632. Mom?
- 633. What are you doing?
- 634. What's going on?
- 635. You're sleepwalking.
- 636. I'm sorry.
- 637. Is Charlie here?
- 638. Why are you scared of me?
- 639. What?
- 640. I never wanted to be your mother.
- 641. Why?
- 642. I was scared.
- 643. I didn't feel like a mother.
- 644. But she pressured me.
- 645. Then why did you have me?
- 646. It wasn't my fault. I tried to stop it.
- 647. How?
- 648. I tried to have a miscarriage.
- 649. How?
- 650. However I could.
- 651. I did everything they told me not to do,
but it didn't work.
- 652. I'm happy it didn't work.
- 653. You tried to kill me.
- 654. No, I did not. I love you!
- 655. You tried to kill me!
- 656. - I love you!
- Why did you try to kill me?
- 657. I didn't! I was trying to save you!
- 658. Why did you try to kill me?
- 659. Peter?
- 660. Peter, sweetheart? Wake up.
- 661. - What?
- It's okay. It's me.
- 662. I am so, so sorry for everything.
- 663. - Please, please forgive me.
- It's okay.
- 664. I can't stand the things I said.
- 665. It's okay. It's okay.
- 666. Can you get up, sweetheart?
We're gonna try something.
- 667. I was having a nightmare.
- 668. Oh, it's okay. We can do something.
- 669. Do what?
- 670. I figured it out. Come on, come on.
- 671. Steven. Baby. Steve, wake up.
- 672. - What?
- Come downstairs.
- 673. We're gonna try something together.
- 674. Come on, come on.
- 675. Steve, come on. Let's go.
- 676. - Dad?
- It's okay.
- 677. Come on, come on!
- 678. Okay.
- 679. So...
- 680. It's freezing in here.
- 681. Wait! No, no, no.
What are you doing? Wait!
- 682. - I'm gonna close the window.
- No, no. We can't change anything.
- 683. I don't wanna mess it up.
- 684. Everyone needs to sit. Come sit.
- 685. My friend Joan taught me how to do this.
- 686. What friend Joan?
- 687. We need our palms on the table
and our fingers to touch. Please.
- 688. What are we doing here, Annie?
- 689. Please. You'll see.
- 690. Please.
- 691. Trust me.
- 692. All right, fine.
- 693. We can do it over here then.
- 694. Peter. Okay.
- 695. Okay, Steve. Come on.
- 696. I need you both to concentrate.
- 697. On what?
- 698. Think about Charlie, if you can.
- 699. - Oh, for fuck's sake.
- Sweetheart, please.
- 700. I tried this 20 minutes ago
- 701. - and it worked.
- What worked?
- 702. I would not bring you down here
if it didn't.
- 703. - Well, I just need to show you.
- Show what?
- 704. Fuck! I'm a...
- 705. I'm a medium, okay?
- 706. I was seeing apparitions earlier
- 707. and I just shook them off
and I shouldn't have.
- 708. Please, I know how it sounds,
but there's no way to talk about it.
- 709. I just need to show you, okay?
Please, you'll see.
- 710. - I'm completely lucid.
- Peter, go to bed.
- 711. What! No, no, no! Peter, please!
We need to do this as a family.
- 712. This needs all our energies, okay?
- 713. All right, I'll stay.
- 714. Steve. Steve, please.
- 715. I really, really need you
to be open to this.
- 716. Please, please. I promise... Both of you.
- 717. Please. I need you to be open. Please.
- 718. Come on, Steve. Come on, come on.
- 719. I promise.
- 720. Okay.
- 721. Okay, good.
- 722. So, I read that earlier.
I don't think I need to read that again.
- 723. What language is even that?
- 724. Try to concentrate.
- 725. Charlie?
- 726. Charlie, are you here?
- 727. Charlie, it's Mommy.
- 728. And Daddy and Peter.
- 729. Charlie, if you're in this room with us,
- 730. I'm gonna have us all touch the glass.
- 731. Don't add pressure.
- 732. Now, if you're in here, Charlie,
I want you to move the glass for us.
- 733. - Even if it's just a tiny bit.
- Oh, Jesus Christ, Annie!
- 734. Even if it's just the tiniest
little movement. Okay, Charlie?
- 735. Okay.
- 736. Shit.
- 737. What the hell?
- 738. - What?
- You don't feel that?
- 739. What? Feel what?
- 740. Like, you don't feel the air flexing?
- 741. Wow! Yes!
- 742. Thank you, Charlie! That was so good!
- 743. Okay. Now, Charlie,
what I'd like for you to do
- 744. is I'd like for you to show them
what you did earlier.
- 745. Can you show them
what you just did for me before?
- 746. - Mom.
- She's gonna do it.
- 747. - That's enough.
- What? No, no, no!
- 748. Listen, when I did this earlier,
- 749. this manifested on the page. I saw it!
- 750. - I saw it!
- What is it?
- 751. - It's Charlie!
- 752. Charlie, did you want to draw some more?
- 753. - You can keep going.
- Stop it! Stop it!
- 754. Okay, we need to keep
our fingers touching...
- 755. You are scaring him!
- 756. No, I am not! Peter, Peter, listen...
- 757. Stop it!
- 758. Listen to me.
There is no need to be scared.
- 759. This is your sister.
- 760. Mom.
- 761. Charlie, what's wrong?
- 762. Hello?
- 763. - Mom?
- 764. - Mom?
- I don't like this.
- 765. Dad, I don't like this.
- 766. - What's happening?
- Please stop.
- 767. - Annie, please, stop this.
- What's going on?
- 768. - Mom!
- 769. You're really freaking me out.
- 770. - What's happening? Why is everyone scared?
- Dad, make it stop.
- 771. Why are you scaring me!
- 772. Make it stop! Make it fucking stop!
- 773. - Make it stop!
- Where's Mom?
- 774. Stop it!
Stop it now! Please stop!
- 775. - Mom? Peter? Peter, I'm scared.
- Dad, make it stop!
- 776. What the hell? What are you doing?
- 777. What happened?
- 778. Our country has had
many ups and downs,
- 779. economically speaking.
- 780. We've talked about the struggles
during the 1800s
- 781. compared to the fall of 1929,
- 782. in an era that become known appropriately
as the Great Depression.
- 783. For a decade, we suffered
through many, many hardships.
- 784. In 1929,
Wall Street had been going so well
- 785. that when it finally crashed
because of the Great Boom,
- 786. it caused a huge decline in the economy.
- 787. So much so that it caused food lines.
- 788. This is where the Federal Government has,
or still has...
- 789. Uh, uh. Yes, Peter?
- 790. Um, I'm sorry.
I have to go to the bathroom.
- 791. Um, of course. Take the pass.
- 792. As I was saying...
- 793. Hello?
- 794. Can you guess
who just called me from school
- 795. in complete hysterics?
- 796. Charlie?
- 797. What?
- 798. Uh, nothing. What happened?
- 799. Peter just called me, Annie,
terrified, crying in the halls,
- 800. convinced he's being threatened
by some vengeful spirit.
- 801. Why does he think he's being threatened?
- 802. Listen to me, Annie.
I have a son to protect.
- 803. What does that mean?
- 804. It means that that's what
I'm worried about right now
- 805. and that's how—
- 806. Hey, don't talk to me like this.
- 807. He's my son too—
- 808. Oh!
- 809. Do not hang up on me again.
- 810. I am not sleepwalking anymore.
Do you understand?
- 811. At the tone,
please record your voice message.
- 812. When you are finished recording,
- 813. you may hang up or press pound
for more options.
- 814. Annie, hi!
- 815. This is Patrick at the Archer Gallery.
- 816. Um, I was just calling
first to see how you're doing,
- 817. how your family's doing.
- 818. We've all been thinking about you
and just worrying about you
- 819. and hoping you're okay.
- 820. You guys have been
in our constant thoughts and prayers.
- 821. And then also, uh,
we just wanted to, well, to say first,
- 822. if you need us to postpone the show
or push the date,
- 823. it's obviously more than okay.
- 824. And if not, uh, we just wanna call and see
- 825. if we could help in any way or offer...
- 826. Oh, jeez. That smell.
- 827. Annie? What's that smell?
- 828. What the fuck happened here?
- 829. I didn't feel like looking at it anymore.
- 830. Charlie?
- 831. Peter? Oh my God, Peter!
- 832. What's wrong, baby? What's happening?
- 833. What are you doing?
- 834. What do you mean?
- 835. You were pulling on my head!
- 836. What? No, I wasn't. I just came in.
You were screaming. What happened?
- 837. I saw Charlie in the corner
- 838. and then you started
trying to pull my head off!
- 839. Oh, Peter. I would never do that to you.
Are you crazy? Please, baby.
- 840. What corner did you see Charlie?
- 841. Peter, listen to me.
- 842. I don't know what's happening
or what you just saw,
- 843. but I am stopping this.
- 844. Do not tell Dad what you just said to me.
- 845. Do not, okay? Because it is not true.
- 846. Something is happening
and I'm the only one who could stop it.
- 847. Do you understand?
I'm the only one who can fix this.
- 848. Joan?
- 849. Joan, please. I need to talk to you.
- 850. Joan, I really need to ask you a question.
- 851. Joan!
- 852. Peter!
- 853. Peter!
- 854. Peter!
- 855. I expel you!
- 856. Zantany!
- 857. Dagdany!
- 858. Aparagon!
- 859. Peter!
- 860. Get out!
- 861. Peter!
- 862. Oh, God.
- 863. so everyone feels justified.
- 864. Iphigenia's murder
was commanded by the gods.
- 865. So, really,
Agamemnon had no choice...
- 866. Peter.
- 867. Peter, what's wrong?
- 868. Peter, are you all right?
- 869. Can he breathe?
- 870. Peter, what are you doing, man?
- 871. Call from West High School.
- 872. Hello.
- 873. Yes, it is.
- 874. Oh, thank God.
- 875. Wait, what? Oh, my God!
- 876. What happened? What happened to him?
- 877. Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
- 878. Oh, my God. Oh, no. Oh, who did that?
- 879. He did it, apparently, to himself.
- 880. Smashed his face into his own desk.
- 881. Okay, Steve. Wait, wait.
Wait, Steve. Listen.
- 882. Take his feet.
Please, take his feet.
- 883. Steve, uh, upstairs...
- 884. In the attic, when you were gone,
I went up there and I...
- 885. I just... I really need you
to go up there and see what I saw.
- 886. There's a body.
- 887. Yeah. I mean, I think it's my mother,
- 888. I think, but I can't tell
because the skin's all black
- 889. and she's all distended,
but the head is gone.
- 890. Will you, please? I just need you
to go and see upstairs.
- 891. Please, Steve.
- 892. And then there's more.
- 893. You mean more than
your mother's headless body?
- 894. Of course there is.
- 895. - Jesus, fuck!
- Okay, there's more.
- 896. What the fuck was that?
- 897. Why didn't you call the police?
- 898. The police can't help us.
- 899. Who the fuck is that up there?
- 900. Do you remember Joan,
my friend whose grandson died?
- 901. - She took me to her apartment.
- It did look like your mother.
- 902. Well, listen.
She taught me how to do the séance.
- 903. I didn't even want to,
but she brought her grandson back
- 904. and I saw it and felt it
just like you did with Charlie.
- 905. Now, look. This is my mother's album.
Now look here.
- 906. See this? See her?
That's her. That's Joan.
- 907. She didn't even mention knowing my mom
- 908. and I've never met her before,
but she approached me.
- 909. She consoled me.
- 910. She told me about this séance,
and she showed me how.
- 911. Now look at this. See this symbol?
On the necklace my mom gave me.
- 912. It's her necklace, right?
- 913. They're both wearing it,
and they're wearing it in every photo.
- 914. And look at that pattern!
Did you see up there?
- 915. This was painted above the body, right?
- 916. In blood!
- 917. You dug up the grave.
- 918. It was you, wasn't it?
- 919. What?
- 920. All those nights you were pretending
to go to the movies.
- 921. You're not even listening!
- 922. And then the day the cemetery called,
- 923. "Oh, I won't tell her
because she'd be worried."
- 924. Oh, God damn it! Listen to me, Steve!
- 925. I know you don't trust me
and there is nothing I can do about that.
- 926. But they put a curse on us
when we brought Charlie back.
- 927. We made a pact with something.
- 928. Something that is in this house.
- 929. I don't know what it is,
but it is after Peter.
- 930. I watched these pages fill.
- 931. All of them are Peter!
- 932. I'm sorry. I don't know what I did.
- 933. I don't know what I did,
but Peter is in danger.
- 934. And I started it.
- 935. Now, if we destroy this book,
- 936. it will take me too.
- 937. I tried to burn it. I tried.
- 938. But my arm caught on fire on its own
- 939. as if I was linked to it
because I am linked to it.
- 940. I understand this now. Please!
- 941. If we don't destroy this book...
- 942. Peter will...
- 943. Oh, God. Do you understand?
- 944. We have to do this.
Please, please, please, please.
- 945. For Peter.
- 946. I need you to trust me, Steve.
- 947. It needs to be me. It's my fault.
- 948. It's my fault.
I know it's my fault. Please.
- 949. Please, I need you
to throw it in the fire.
- 950. Please, I just... I can't do it.
- 951. I can't. I'm just too fucking scared.
But if we don't do it...
- 952. If we don't do it, it's gonna be Peter,
it's gonna be our son.
- 953. Okay, I know this. I know so.
- 954. Just, please, please,
please, please, please...
- 955. Steve, please. Please understand, baby.
- 956. Please, please.
Please throw it in the fire.
- 957. Sweetheart, please.
- 958. Please take it, take it. You gotta do it.
- 959. You gotta do it.
- 960. Okay. Thank you, thank you.
- 961. Okay, here.
- 962. Okay.
- 963. Now listen to me. Listen to me.
- 964. Oh! You are the love of my life.
- 965. I love you, Steve. I love you so, so much.
- 966. Oh, God, I love you so much.
- 967. And I love Peter so much.
- 968. Now please, just...
- 969. Please just throw it in.
- 970. I'm not gonna do this with you anymore.
- 971. What? No, no, no!
- 972. No, no, it's not helpful for you.
- 973. You are sick, Annie.
- 974. I need to call the police.
- 975. Oh, God!
- 976. Mom?
- 977. Dad?
- 978. Mom?
- 979. Dad?
- 980. Hello?
- 981. Mom?
- 982. Stop! Mom, please stop!
- 983. Mom, I'm sorry! Okay, I'm sorry.
- 984. Mommy. Mommy, please. I'm begging you.
- 985. I'm begging you to stop.
- 986. Mommy?
- 987. Just gotta wake up.
- 988. You just gotta wake up.
Come on. You're okay.
- 989. Just wake up. Wake up! Wake up! Wake up!
- 990. Oh, hey, hey, hey.
- 991. It's all right.
- 992. Charlie...
- 993. You're all right now.
- 994. You...
- 995. are Paimon,
- 996. one of the eight kings of Hell.
- 997. We have looked to the Northwest
and called you in.
- 998. We've corrected your first female body
- 999. and give you now this healthy male host.
- 1000. We reject the Trinity
and pray devoutly to you, great Paimon.
- 1001. Give us your knowledge
of all secret things.
- 1002. Bring us honor, wealth,
and good familiars.
- 1003. Bind all men to our will,
- 1004. as we have bound ourselves
for now and ever to yours.
- 1005. Hail, Paimon!
- 1006. Hail, Paimon!
- 1007. Hail, Paimon!
- 1008. Hail!