The Cheating Pact

The Cheating Pact


[SIREN CHIRPS] [GASPS] NO! FREEZE! POLICE![HEATHER]
MY NAME IS HEATHER,
I’M 17 YEARS OLD,AND I’M UNDER ARRESTFOR THE MURDER
OF MY BEST FRIEND.
[MAN]
THIS TEST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT TEST
OF YOUR LIFE. OKAY, SHOW OF HANDS. HOW MANY OF YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO TAKE TO COLLEGE
ENTRANCE TEST THIS SATURDAY? OKAY, THAT’S GOOD. AND I KNOW YOU’RE ANXIOUS
TO GET IN YOUR PREP TIME WITH MS. WALTERS,
OUR C.E.T. COUNSELOR, SO PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SIGN UP FOR ONE OF HER
TUTORING SESSIONS BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY. YOU KNOW, IN THE LAST 20 YEARS, OF ALL THE HIGH SCHOOLS
IN AMERICA, LEXINGTON HIGH HAS PLACED, CONSISTENTLY, IN THE TOP FIVE PERCENT ON THE C.E.T. GO PATRIOTS. I’M SO DREADING THIS TEST. DON’T SWEAT IT.
THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO SCARE US SO THEY’LL SIGN UP
FOR THEIR STUPID LITTLE
TUTORING SESSIONS. ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT? HELL NO.
I HAVE BETTER THINGS
TO WORRY ABOUT, LIKE THE HOMECOMING DANCE. ARE YOU GOING TO GO? UH, I DON’T KNOW YET. MAYBE. WHAT ABOUT YOU, MEREDITH? YOU GOING TO THE DANCE? HAVE YOU EVER EVEN BEEN
ON A DATE BEFORE? GOT ANY PHOTOS
OF YOUR BOYFRIEND IN HERE? OH, YEP, HERE WE GO. [LAUGHS]
LOOK AT THIS STUD MUFFIN. WHERE’D YOU FIND HIM,
THE HOMELESS SHELTER? KYLIE. HE’S MY LITTLE BROTHER. THAT WAS KIND OF MEAN. YEAH, BUT IT WAS FUN. 25 MORE MINUTES. STOP WRITING. THIS CONCLUDES THE TEST. CLOSE YOUR BOOKLETS NOW. [KYLIE]
READY? OKAY? YEAH. ONE, TWO, THREE. WHAT DID YOU GET? YOU FIRST. 1760. 1607? I NEED AT LEAST A 2200
TO GET INTO A GOOD SCHOOL. MY MOTHER IS GOING TO FREAK. [WOMAN]
I KNOW, BUT I PAID HER HEALTH
INSURANCE SINCE YOU MOVED OUT. NO, I CAN’T SELL THE HOUSE. ARE YOU SERIOUS?[MAN]
ABSOLUTELY.
LOOK, RICHARD, YOU FORGET. I DIDN’T ASK YOU
FOR CHILD SUPPORT. I COULD’VE BUT YOU WEREN’T
WORKING AT THE TIME.I PAID MY SHARE, OKAY?SHE’S GOING TO COLLEGE
NEXT YEAR. WE NEED TO START PUTTING
MORE MONEY AWAY.I CAN’T, BRENDA.RIGHT. I KNOW YOU CAN’T.SO– LOOK, I’M SORRY.
IT’S ALL I CAN DO.
OKAY, BYE. HOW’S DAD? HONEY, YOUR DAD IS THE NICEST
GUY IN THE WORLD, BUT WHEN IT COMES
TO RAISING KIDS AND MAINTAINING A HOME, HE’S A LOUSY BUSINESS PARTNER. [SIGHS]
SO WHAT DID YOU GET? 1760. OH…
WELL, THAT’S NOT BAD. NO, IT’S BAD. I WILL NOT BE GETTING
A SCHOLARSHIP WITH THAT SCORE. YEAH, WELL, IT YOU WANT TO GO
TO WITTENDALE, YOU’RE DEFINITELY GOING
TO NEED A SCHOLARSHIP. I KNOW, SO I’M GOING
TO TAKE IT AGAIN, AND MY HOMEROOM TEACHER
IS GOING TO HELP ME. OKAY, GOOD. GOOD. [WOMAN]
WHAT HAPPENED? [KYLIE]
I DID THE BEST I COULD, MOM. 1607 OUT OF 2400? YOUR BEST?
I CAN’T ACCEPT THAT. I’M SORRY, MOM. KYLIE, DID YOU EVEN STUDY
FOR THIS? YES. WELL, OBVIOUSLY
NOT ENOUGH. DO YOU THINK THAT
YOUR SISTER GOT INTO YALE BY SKIPPING CLASS
IN HIGH SCHOOL, BY HANGING OUT WITH
THE FOOTBALL CAPTAIN EVERY DAY? NO, SHE DID IT BY GETTING
HER WORK DONE. I’LL TAKE THE TEST AGAIN. I’LL REALLY HIT THE BOOKS
THIS TIME. I PROMISE. YOU KNOW, KYLIE,
WHEN I WAS YOUR AGE, I DID WHAT I HAD TO, AND I ALWAYS FOUND
A WAY TO MAKE IT WORK. YOU WANT TO CHEAT
ON THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM? SHH, LOTS OF PEOPLE
DO IT. NO WAY.
NO WAY. I LOOKED IT UP ONLINE.
IT’S NOT THAT HARD. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS GET
A COUPLE FAKE IDs AND PUT A PICTURE OF WHOEVER’S
TAKING THE TEST FOR YOU. NO, I’M NOT DOING IT, PERIOD. LOOK AT IT THIS WAY. WHAT ABOUT THE KID WHO’S
REALLY GOOD AT FINE ARTS, MUSIC, OR THEATER? DOES THE C.E.T. RECOGNIZE
THEIR TALENT? YOU WRITE THE BEST
SHORT STORIES, HEATHER. DOES THE C.E.T. HAVE
A SECTION FOR THAT? SO I SAY, WHY NOT? WHY NOT JUST BEND
THE RULES A LITTLE BIT, GET INTO THE SCHOOLS WE WANT, AND SAVE OURSELVES
A WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE. OKAY, SAY I MIGHT BE
INTERESTED, WHICH I’M NOT SAYING I AM, YET JUST SUPPOSE. WHO WOULD EVEN TAKE
THE TEST FOR US? DO YOU KNOW WHAT HER SCORE WAS? 2320, BUT MEREDITH
WOULD NEVER CHEAT ON A TEST, AND AFTER THE WAY
YOU TREATED HER, I DON’T THINK SHE’D CHEAT
FOR YOU EITHER. BUT SHE’D CHEAT FOR YOU. YOU WERE HER BEST FRIEND. SO THAT’S WHY. LOOK, OFFER HER
A THOUSAND BUCKS. DON’T WORRY.
MY DAD GIVES ME ALLOWANCE. I’LL FRONT YOU THE MONEY. ONCE SHE SEES HOW MUCH MONEY
SHE CAN MAKE, SHE’LL TAKE MY TEST. I DOUBT IT. WELL, MIGHT AS WELL ASK. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO LOSE? CONGRATULATIONS. SO YOU KICKED ASS
ON THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE TEST. HI, SCOTT.
LEAVE ME ALONE, SCOTT. I’M GOING HEAD TO HEAD WITH
THE DREADED C.E.T. NOVEMBER 2ND, AND GUESS WHAT? I’M GOING TO BEAT YOUR SCORE. GOOD LUCK. HI, HEATHER. HEATHER’S SO HOT,
I CAN’T HANDLE IT. HEY. WHAT DO YOU WANT? I HEARD. DID YOU ACTUALLY GET
A 2320? DO YOU REALLY CARE? THAT’S AMAZING. I MEAN, I’M NOT SURPRISED.
YOU WERE ALWAYS SO SMART. WHAT’S GOING ON? DID KYLIE BREAK UP WITH YOU
OR DID SHE GIVE YOU
THE DAY OFF? WHY THE ATTITUDE? THOUGHT WE WERE FRIENDS? YOU’VE BARELY SPOKEN TO ME
IN ALMOST A YEAR, WHICH COINCIDES DIRECTLY WITH
WHEN KYLIE STARTED GOING HERE. I KNOW,
AND I’M SORRY ABOUT THAT. SO ARE YOU GOING TO HARVARD
OR YALE? NO, I’M THINKING
SOMEWHERE CLOSE TO HOME. MAYBE NORTHRIDGE. I DON’T WANT TO BE
TOO FAR FROM MY BROTHER. YEAH. I WANT TO GO
TO WITTENDALE, BUT THEY AREN’T GOING
TO TAKE ME, NOT WITH MY SCORE. YOU CAN RETAKE IT. YEAH, I DON’T THINK
THAT’S GOING TO HELP. I HEARD THAT SOME PEOPLE
ARE HIRING SMART KIDS
TO TAKE THE TEST FOR THEM. FOR REAL? YEAH. THEY’RE CHARGING, LIKE,
A THOUSAND DOLLARS AT LEAST. I BET WITH YOUR SCORE
YOU COULD GET AT LEAST THAT. OH, YEAH, IF I WAS
CRAZY ENOUGH TO DO IT. SO YOU WOULDN’T BE INTERESTED? ARE YOU SERIOUS? NO WAY. [SCHOOL BELL RINGS] [SIGHS] I’M GOING TO TALK
TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY, MAYBE THEY WORK SOMETHING OUT. YOU CAN COME BY ONCE A WEEK. [WOMAN]
I’M SORRY, MR. PORTER.
I CAN’T. ARE YOU SURE? WELL, THINK ABOUT IT.
OKAY? DAD, WHAT’S GOING ON? SHE JUST TOLD ME SHE WON’T BE
ABLE TO COME BY ANYMORE. WHY NOT? WELL, AS THE FIRST
OF THE MONTH, MY MEDICAL DOESN’T COVER
HIS PHYSICAL THERAPY. I’VE GOTTA PAY OUT OF POCKET, AND NOW I’M JUST NOT MAKING
THAT MUCH RIGHT NOW. ABOUT TIME YOU GOT HERE. WHAT’S UP, DUDE? WANNA WATCH A MOVIE? I CAN’T.
I GOT HOMEWORK. HEY, CAN I TALK TO YOU
FOR A SECOND? YEAH, SURE. WHAT’S UP? I DON’T KNOW. I… HONEY. SO IF THE NURSE CAN’T COME BY
FOR HIS PHYSICAL THERAPY, HE’S NOT GOING TO– YEAH, I KNOW.
I KNOW. HIS CONDITION
WILL GET WORSE. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? WHEN I GOT LAID OFF
FROM THE POWER PLANT, I BOUNCED BACK RIGHT AWAY.
DIDN’T I? THIS IS NO DIFFERENT. NO, IT JUST MEANS I’LL TAKE
ON ANOTHER JOB. WHAT IF I GOT A JOB? YOU’RE IN SCHOOL. THAT’S YOUR JOB.[MAN ON TV]
I’VE GOT A WONDERFUL
POCKETFUL OF MONEY
THAT’S BURNING A HOLE
IN MY POCKET. JOHNNY–
[CHANGES CHANNEL][RINGING]HI, MEREDITH.HEY, SO I WAS THINKING
ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID TODAY, ABOUT THE COLLEGE
ENTRANCE TEST. WHAT ABOUT IT? IS THERE SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR
WHO’S WILLING TO PAY? YEAH. WHO? ME. SO I WAS ABLE TO DOWNLOAD
MEREDITH’S YEARBOOK PHOTO. WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND IS WHY YOU WANT ME TO MAKE HER
A DRIVER’S LICENSE SO SHE CAN GO CLUBBING
WITH YOU GUYS. WE ACTUALLY NEED YOU TO MAKE US
A SCHOOL I.D. CARD. WITH MY NAME
AND MY BIRTHDAY ON IT. WHY? IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. YOU’RE NOT GOING
TO TELL ME WHY? WHO CARES WHY.
JUST DO IT. I’M NOT DOING ANYTHING UNTIL YOU TWO SEXY BAD ASSES TELL ME EXACTLY
WHAT YOU’RE UP TO. ALL RIGHT,
BUT YOU HAVE TO SWEAR
ON YOUR LIFE THAT YOU’RE NOT GOING
TO SAY ANYTHING. I PROMISE. MEREDITH IS GOING TO TAKE
THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE TEST
FOR HEATHER. NO. THAT’S WRONG. I’M GOING TO CALL
PRINCIPAL GONZALEZ RIGHT NOW. IS HE SERIOUS? YEAH.
[DIALING PHONE] KYLIE. RELAX. DON’T SCARE HER LIKE THAT. OKAY, HERE WE GO. FROM THIS POINT FORWARD, WE ONLY TALK
ABOUT THIS FACE TO FACE. NO TEXT MESSAGES, NO EMAILS, NONE OF THAT. AND YOU ARE GOING
TO GIVE MEREDITH THIS AFTER SHE TAKES THE TEST, NOT BEFORE. THERE’S NO WAY
WE CAN GET CAUGHT UNLESS ONE OF US TALKS. PIECE OF CAKE. SO I SIGNED UP
FOR THE OCTOBER 5th. LUCKILY THEY OFFER THIS TEST IN, LIKE, 30 DIFFERENT PLACES ALL OVER SOCAL. SO YOU WILL BE TAKING IT
IN LONG BEACH. THAT IS SO FAR. YEAH, EXACTLY. NOBODY IN LONG BEACH KNOWS
WHAT I LOOK LIKE. YOU’LL BE ABLE TO SNEAK IN,
NO PROBLEM. I DON’T KNOW. COME ON. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SIGN
MY NAME AND TAKE THE TEST. HOW HARD CAN THAT BE? DID KYLIE PUT YOU UP TO THIS? NO. NO, THIS IS
NONE OF HER BUSINESS. YOU GUYS ARE PLAYING
A TRICK ON ME. YOU CALLED ME.
REMEMBER? HEATHER. HEATHER, ARE WE GOING TO SEE
YOU AFTER SCHOOL TODAY? UM, FOR WHAT? FOR TUTORING. THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE TEST.
YOU SIGNED UP. YEAH, UM, I KIND WANT TO DO
THAT BY MYSELF NOW. HM. WELL, ARE YOU SURE?
I’VE GOT TIME. NO, THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT,
THOUGH. ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT. WELL, GOOD LUCK. THANKS. OKAY. GOTTA GET TO THE OFFICE. HOW YOU FEELING? NERVOUS. YOU’RE GOING TO BE JUST FINE. AND REMEMBER.
NO MATTER WHAT, I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. WHERE YOU TAKING THE TEST? LONG BEACH. WHY SO FAR? EVERYTHING ELSE IS FULL. I MEAN, LAST MINUTE AND STUFF. YEAH, YOU BETTER GET GOING.
IT’S A LONG DRIVE. OKAY, SEE YOU AT DINNER. OKAY. HAVE FUN. [SIGHS] [SIGHS] WHAT? THE MONEY. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING
TO PAY YOU AFTER THE TEST. CHANGE OF PLANS. MEREDITH, COME ON. PAY ME NOW
OR I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT. STILL DON’T TRUST ME.
DO YOU? I’M JUST COVERING MYSELF IN CASE THIS IS
SOME SORT OF JOKE.[REMOTE RINGING][RINGS] HOW IS SHE? GOOD. SHE’S WALKING IN NOW. EVERYTHING SEEMS TO BE… UH-OH. WHAT? SHE’S JUST STANDING THERE. SHE’S CHANGING HER MIND. I KNEW IT. HEATHER,
YOU MAKE HER GO IN THERE
AND TAKE THAT TEST. WAIT. SHE’S GOING IN NOW. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. DO I HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING? GOOD LUCK. HI. DO YOU HAVE A CELL PHONE
OR TABLET? NAME. UM, HEATHER MARSHALL. EXCUSE ME, MISS. THE MONEY. CRIB NOTES. SOME KIDS LIKE TO WRITE THEM
ON THE BILLS. WE GOTTA DO SOMETHING
REAL FAST. WHAT? BOOK YOUR FLIGHT BECAUSE
YOU’RE GOING TO WITTENDALE. YEAH. OH. YOU GOT ME.
REALLY? DEFINITELY. HEY, WHAT ARE YOU DOING
TONIGHT? THERE’S A PARTY
AT JORDAN’S HOUSE. JORDAN’S? AND IT’S GOING TO BE
REALLY FUN. PLEASE? I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR. I CAN FIX THAT.
ON ME.♪ I’VE WAITED A LIFETIME ♪♪ AND THIS IS THE NIGHT ♪OH, GOD, I AM BAD AT THIS. JUST REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU. I KNOW, I KNOW.
LAUGH AT ALL THEIR JOKES. AND? AND MAKE THEM FEEL
ALL POWERFUL BY PRETENDING LIKE
I’M A LITTLE BIT HELPLESS. EXACTLY. UM, I’LL BE RIGHT BACK. OKAY. HEY, WHY DIDN’T YOU CALL ME? I’VE BEEN GOING CRAZY
WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED. I TOOK HER SHOPPING.
DID YOU SEE HER? SHE LOOKS AMAZING. WHATEVER.
HOW DID SHE DO? OH, SHE ACED IT. ALL RIGHT, I’M GOING TO LET HER
GET SOME DRINKS IN HER, AND THEN I’M GOING TO ASK HER
TO TAKE MY TEST. TONIGHT? DON’T YOU THINK
YOU SHOULD WAIT? I HAVE TO BOOK HER
BEFORE SOMEONE ELSE DOES. YOU NEED SOME HELP ON THAT? OH. YEAH. THANK YOU. I’M CHRISTOPHER. YEAH, WE HAD BIOLOGY TOGETHER. MS. FRANKLIN’S CLASS. WE DID? REALLY? YEAH, FRESHMAN YEAR. I REMEMBER YOU. OH, YOU SAT UP FRONT.
THAT’S RIGHT. ACTUALLY I ALWAYS SIT
IN THE MIDDLE. YOU DON’T REMEMBER ME,
DO YOU? UH, NO.
I’M SORRY. LET ME START OVER.
OKAY? YOU WANNA–
WANNA GET SOME PIZZA
OR GO SEE A MOVIE THIS WEEKEND? THIS WEEKEND? THIS WEEKEND, YEAH. OKAY. OKAY. SO LET ME GET YOUR NUMBER. UH, IT’S 323… ARE WE GOOD? YEAH, OF COURSE. YOU SURE? YEAH. ALL RIGHT, I’LL BE RIGHT BACK. HEY, KYLIE,
CAN I TALK TO YOU A BIT? I CAN’T BELIEVE
I DON’T REMEMBER YOU. NOT RIGHT NOW. OKAY, BUT, UH… WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? CHRIS, HI. DO YOU MIND IF I STEAL
MEREDITH FOR A MINUTE? DON’T LEAVE WITHOUT SAYING
GOOD-BYE, OKAY? I WON’T. SO YOU LOOK NICE. LOOK, I JUST WANTED
TO APOLOGIZE FOR WHAT I DID. NOW, WHICH EVENT
ARE WE TALKING ABOUT, THE RECENT ASSAULT
ON MY LITTLE BROTHER OR THE TIME THAT YOU CALLED ME
UGLY IN GYM CLASS OR THE COUNTLESS OTHER TIMES THAT YOU TREATED ME LIKE DIRT BACK WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED
GOING HERE A YEAR AGO? ALL OF THEM. I’M AN AWFUL PERSON.
I’M SORRY. SO HEATHER TOLD ME
WHAT YOU DID FOR HER TODAY. SHE DID? YEAH, BUT DON’T WORRY.
I’M NOT GOING TO TELL ANYONE. I MEAN, IT’S KIND OF COOL. YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY COULD USE
A HIGHER SCORE MYSELF. DO YOU MIND TAKING
THE TEST AGAIN? MM-MM. REALLY? OH, GREAT. THANK YOU. OH, ACTUALLY I’M ALL BOOKED UP. WHAT? I’M TAKING THE TEST
FOR SOMEONE ELSE. WHO? YOUR BOYFRIEND. JORDAN. HOW COULD YOU DO THAT? BABE, MY DAD
IS GOING TO KICK MY BUTT IF I DON’T GET A GOOD SCORE
ON THAT TEST. YOU KNEW I WAS GOING
TO ASK HER TONIGHT. I TRIED TO TELL YOU. BESIDES, MEREDITH WAS NEVER
GOING TO SAY YES TO YOU. THAT’S MY PROBLEM,
NOT YOURS. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. HOW IS SHE EVEN GOING
TO TAKE THE TEST FOR YOU? YOU’RE A GUY. TRANSGENDER NAME, BABY. GOTTA THANK MY PARENTS
FOR THAT. MEREDITH, HOW’S IT GOING? WHY DID YOU TELL KYLIE
AND JORDAN WHAT WE DID? I– YOU PROMISED ME YOU WOULDN’T
TELL ANYBODY. I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT NEED
THE EXTRA MONEY FOR YOUR BROTHER’S TREATMENT. OKAY, I DON’T MIND TAKING
THE TEST FOR JORDAN,
BUT KYLIE? ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE’S LIABLE TO REPORT ME
TO THE SCHOOL JUST TO GET ME IN TROUBLE. I WAS JUST TRYING TO HELP. I KNOW.
IT’S BEEN A LONG DAY. I KNOW,
BUT IT’S BEEN A GOOD ONE. THANK YOU. [BRENDA]
2125? THAT IS SO GREAT. OH, HONEY,
I’M SO PROUD OF YOU. IT IS AMAZING WHAT A LITTLE
EXTRA SCHOOL WORK WILL DO. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? MS. WALTERS.
YOU SAID SHE WAS HELPING YOU. OH, YEAH.
YEAH, SHE IS GREAT. WHAT’S THE MATTER? AREN’T YOU HAPPY ABOUT THIS? I AM.
IT’S JUST THAT… WHAT? WHAT IS IT? WITTENDALE’S SO FAR AWAY. I’M GOING TO MISS YOU. SWEETIE, I’M GOING TO MISS YOU,
TOO, BUT YOU’RE GOING TO BE GOING
TO ONE OF THE BEST COLLEGES
IN THE WHOLE COUNTRY, AND YOU DESERVE IT. YOU WORKED SO HARD FOR THIS. OH, MY GOD, I HAVE TO CALL
YOUR FATHER. HE’S GOING TO BE THRILLED. 2125. SO I HEAR THE HOSPITAL BOARD
IS LOOKING TO RECRUIT
SOME FRESH BLOOD. NOT NECESSARILY FRESH. I PERSONALLY
WOULD RATHER SEE SOMEONE LIKE OUR HEAD OF PEDIATRICS
SIT AT THE TABLE. WELL, IF THERE’S ANYTHING
I CAN DO TO HELP FILL
THAT SPOT, YOU JUST LET ME KNOW. WE’LL TALK. AND WHAT ABOUT KYLIE? ANY PLANS FOR MEDICAL SCHOOL? KYLIE’S GOING TO YALE, JUST LIKE HER SISTER KATHLEEN. IMPRESSIVE. MY GRANDSON
JUST SCORED A 2160 ON HIS COLLEGE ENTRANCE TEST. WOW. KYLIE’S TAKING THE TEST
IN A FEW WEEKS, NOVEMBER 9th. WE JUST SIGNED UP TODAY. WELL, NOTHING LIKE
A LITTLE PRESSURE [MAN]
TO GIVE US THE EDGE, HUH?
[CHUCKLES] WELL, WHY DON’T WE HEAD
IN THE OTHER ROOM. THERE’S AN ARTICLE I READ
ABOUT A HOSPITAL IN ST. PAUL I’D LIKE TO SHOW YOU. SOUNDS GOOD. WOULD YOU EXCUSE US, PLEASE,
LIZ? YES. IT WAS DELICIOUS. THANK YOU. WHY DID YOU SIGN ME UP
WITHOUT TALKING TO ME ABOUT IT? BECAUSE IF I DIDN’T,
YOU WOULD MISS THE DEADLINE. I’M NOT READY TO TAKE IT AGAIN
THAT SOON. YOUR APPLICATION HAS TO BE IN
BY THE END OF THE YEAR, KYLIE. NOVEMBER 9th IS THE LAST TIME. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. WELL, YOU HAVE THREE WEEKS. I SUGGEST YOU START HITTING
THE BOOKS. OH, HEATHER, CONGRATULATIONS. YOU GOT A GREAT SCORE
ON YOUR C.E.T. THANKS. YEAH, IT WAS QUITE
AN IMPROVEMENT FROM THE LAST TIME
YOU TOOK THAT TEST. YEAH, I WAS REALLY HAPPY. YOU KNOW, IN THE 12 YEARS
I’VE BEEN HELPING STUDENTS
PREPARE FOR THAT TEST, I HAVE NEVER SEEN
A STUDENT SCORE JUMP 400 POINTS IN THREE WEEKS. IT’S– IT’S AMAZING. YEAH, I KIND OF BOMBED
THE LAST ONE, DIDN’T REALLY GET MUCH SLEEP,
SO… THE SECOND TIME
WAS DEFINITELY BETTER. YEAH, IT SURE WAS. WELL, I’LL SEE YOU IN CLASS. I JUST HAD THE WEIRDEST
CONVERSATION WITH MS. WALTERS. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? I DON’T THINK SHE THINKS
MY SCORE’S REAL. WE EXPECTED THAT. WHY, WERE YOU ACTING
ALL NERVOUS ABOUT IT? NO. I MEAN,
I DON’T THINK I WAS. THEN RELAX. LIKE I SAID, THERE’S NO WAY
THEY CAN PROVE IT UNLESS OF COURSE SOMEONE
GETS SOFT AND ADMITS TO IT. ARE YOU GOING TO DO THAT? OKAY. SO PICTURE THIS.
I’M OUT IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE FIELD, WITH NO EYEBROWS, ONLY IN MY JOCK STRAP, AND A FACE FULL OF MAKEUP. WHAT ABOUT YOU?
YOU GOT ANY– YOU GOT ANY CRAZY
DEBATE CLUB INITIATIONS? UM, NOT IF YOU COUNT HAVING TO ARGUE TO THE DECLINE
ECOLOGICAL SUCCESSION. I DON’T EVEN KNOW
WHAT THAT IS. I GOTTA RUN. I’LL SEE YOU AFTER SCHOOL,
OKAY? OKAY. WE NEED TO TALK. WE DO? I KNOW WE HAVEN’T
ALWAYS BEEN FRIENDS, BUT THIS IS BUSINESS. I KNOW YOU NEED THE MONEY, OR WHY ELSE WOULD YOU TAKE
THE TEST AGAIN FOR JORDAN? I’M NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING
THE TEST FOR YOU, KYLIE. I’LL OFFER YOU $2,000.
THAT’S DOUBLE WHAT JORDAN
AND HEATHER ARE PAYING YOU. MAYBE IF YOU HADN’T BEEN
SO MEAN TO ME, I WOULD BE WILLING TO DO IT, BUT I’M NOT INTERESTED. MEREDITH, I GOT IT. IT’S 1,000. THAT’S YOUR SCHOOL I.D., AND YOU WILL BE TAKING
THE TEST IN LOS FELIZ. LOS FELIZ? THAT’S RIGHT DOWN THE STREET. YOU SHOULD’VE SIGNED ME UP
FOR THE ONE IN RIVERSIDE. I SIGNED UP LAST SEMESTER. I DID NOT KNOW YOU
WOULD BE TAKING FOR ME. WHAT ARE YOU DOING? SHE’S NOT TAKING
THE TEST FOR YOU, NOT UNLESS YOU TAKE IT
FOR ME, TOO. KYLIE– LOOK. TAKE HIS TEST
THIS WEEKEND, AND THEN TAKE THE TEST FOR ME
ON NOVEMBER 9th, AND I’LL EVEN RAISE MY OFFER
TO 2500, SO TWO TESTS, $3500. THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY,
MEREDITH. YOUR GIRLFRIEND
JUST KILLED OUR DEAL. SEE YA. ARE YOU NUTS? MEREDITH. DON’T LISTEN
TO A WORD SHE SAYS. GOOD LUCK ON SATURDAY. DAD, SO I WANT TO HELP YOU PAY
FOR BEN’S PHYSICAL THERAPY. WHERE DID YOU GET THIS? I’VE BEEN HELPING TUTOR
STUDENTS ON THEIR C.E.T. HONEY, NO, I CAN’T TAKE–
I CAN’T THAT. I REALLY CAN’T. NO, DAD, I WANT TO. I’D BE LYING IF I SAID WE DON’T
NEED THIS RIGHT NOW. I’M GOING TO PAY YOU BACK. YOU’RE SOMETHING ELSE. YOUR MOTHER WOULD BE
SO PROUD OF YOU. [WOMAN] NAME? [GIRL]
NANCY. YOUR CELL PHONE.
THANK YOU. THANKS. HI. NAME? JORDAN COLEMAN. JORDAN. GOOD LUCK. HOW’D YOU DO ON THE TEST,
JORDAN? [GASPS]
SCOTT, UM– OKAY, LOOK.
YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. I DIDN’T– NO, I UNDERSTAND THAT I WORK MY ASS OFF, AND NOW SOME SUBHUMAN LOWLIFE
LIKE JORDAN, WHO NEVER STUDIES, MIGHT END UP GOING
TO THE SAME COLLEGE AS ME. WHAT I DON’T UNDERSTAND
IS WHY YOU, MEREDITH PORTER,
SOMEONE I LOOK UP TO, WOULD DO THIS. NO. [CELL PHONE RINGING] [RINGING] HEY, MEREDITH. I THINK I’M IN TROUBLE. SCOTT? LIKE THE LITTLE TWERP
FROM SCI-FI CLUB? YEAH, MEREDITH THINKS
HE’S GOING TO TELL. SHE’S FREAKING OUT. SON OF A BITCH. OKAY, HERE’S
WHAT WE’RE GOING TO DO. I NEED YOU TO CALL MEREDITH AND CALM HER DOWN. OKAY? OKAY. WHAT ABOUT SCOTT? I’LL HANDLE SCOTT. CALL YOU LATER. YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH
OR YOU’RE DEAD. HELLO.HI, THIS IS SARAH WALTERS
FROM LEXINGTON HIGH.
I’M HEATHER’S HOMEROOM TEACHER. IS THIS BRENDA? YES, HI. WE MET AT THE OPEN HOUSE
LAST SPRING.RIGHT, RIGHT, I’M SORRY
TO BOTHER YOU ON THE WEEKEND,
BUT, WELL, THERE’S SOMETHING
THAT I’VE BEEN MEANING
TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT. OH? IT’S ABOUT HEATHER’S COLLEGE
ENTRANCE TEST SCORE. OH, RIGHT, THANK YOU
SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME
TO WORK WITH HER. WELL, SEE, THAT’S THE THING. I DIDN’T WORK WITH HER. YOU DIDN’T?NO, WE HAD
ONE TUTORING SESSION
THAT WAS SCHEDULED,
BUT SHE CANCELLED IT.
IT WAS ABOUT A MONTH AGO, AND SHE SAID SHE WANTED
TO DO IT ON HER OWN.THAT’S WHY I’M CALLING,BECAUSE I WAS WONDERING
IF MAYBE
YOU COACHED HER YOURSELF, OR DID YOU HIRE
A PRIVATE TUTOR? [HEATHER]
MEREDITH HELPED ME STUDY. HOW COME SHE WAS NEVER OVER
AT THE HOUSE? BECAUSE WE WENT TO STUDY
AT A LIBRARY OR A COFFEE SHOP. WHAT’S WITH THE INQUISITION? YOUR TEACHER’S JUST WONDERING HOW YOU RAISED YOUR SCORE
SO MUCH IN THREE WEEKS. SHE’S JUST BITTER.
MOM, YOU KNOW HOW TEACHERS ARE. SHE DOESN’T THINK
I COULD’VE GOTTEN THAT GOOD
OF A SCORE WITHOUT HER. WELL, I GOT NEWS FOR HER. I DID IT WITHOUT HER HELP. MORNING–
HEY, SCOTT. WHAT HAPPENED? SCOTT? SCOTT, SCOTT, SCOTT. WHA– [GASPS]
WHAT HAPPENED? FELL OFF MY BIKE. TELL ME THE TRUTH. OKAY, COME ON.
WHAT’S THE TRUTH? I FELL OFF MY BIKE. SCOTT. [HEATHER]
THIS WAS A STUPID IDEA. [KYLIE]
HEATHER, COME ON. WHAT THE HELL? YOU BASTARD.
I SAW WHAT YOU JUST DID. HEY, CALM DOWN. WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? DON’T ACT LIKE YOU DON’T KNOW. YOU TOLD KYLIE,
AND KYLIE TOLD JORDAN. WHAT? I SWEAR I DIDN’T KNOW
THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. THIS HAS GONE WAY TOO FAR. I’M NOT TAKING
ANY MORE TESTS. OKAY, WE’LL JUST GIVE HER
A COUPLE DAYS. SHE’LL COOL DOWN. NO, I’M DONE. [SCHOOL BELL RINGS] HEATHER. BABE, COME ON. HEATHER. OKAY, OKAY,
MEREDITH IS RIGHT. THIS IS GETTING CRAZY. DID YOU SEE HIS FACE?
JORDAN COULD’VE KILLED HIM. JORDAN WENT TOO FAR. I JUST WANTED HIM TO SCARE
THE LITTLE TWERP.
THAT’S ALL. LOOK, I FEEL REALLY BAD
THAT HAPPENED, BUT I NEED YOU TO HELP ME. IF YOU THINK I’M GOING TO TELL
MEREDITH TO HELP YOU NOW, YOU’RE WRONG. YOU HAVE TO!
PLEASE. I’VE ALREADY TRIED TALKING
TO HERE ABOUT IT, AND SHE HATES ME. FORGET IT. IT MUST BE REALLY EASY FOR YOU TO WALK AWAY RIGHT NOW, ISN’T IT,
WITH YOUR PERFECT SCORE, WITTENDALE ALL LINED UP,
THANKS TO ME. WOULD YOU MOVE? YOU ARE NOT GOING TO WALK OUT
OF THIS BEFORE I GET MY SCORE. YOU PROMISED YOU WOULD HELP ME. HEATHER! I’M THINKING
THAT I SHOULD APPLY
TO COLLEGES CLOSER TO HOME. ARE YOU SERIOUS? WHAT HAPPENED TO WITTENDALE? I DON’T THINK I WANT
TO GO THERE ANYMORE. WHEN DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? I’VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT IT
FOR A WHILE. IT’S JUST A FEELING I HAVE. IS IT THAT YOU’RE AFRAID
TO MOVE SO FAR AWAY? IS THAT IT? NO. NO, THAT’S NOT IT. DID YOU… DID I WHAT? HONEY, DID YOU CHEAT
ON THAT TEST? NO. I’M SORRY,
BUT I THOUGHT YOU TOLD ME
MS. WALTERS TUTORED YOU. AND THEN SHE CALLED
AND SAID SHE DIDN’T AND WAS SO SURPRISED YOU WERE ABLE TO RAISE
YOUR SCORE SO MUCH. MOM, YOU BELIEVE HER
AND SUSPECT ME. YOU KNOW WHAT? I TAKE IT BACK.
FORGET IT. JUST… MOM, I WORKED SO HARD TO GET
A GOOD SCORE TO PLEASE YOU. I DON’T CARE ABOUT MY C.E.T. YOU WERE THE ONE
THAT CARED SO MUCH. HEY, I DIDN’T HAVE
ANY EXPECTATION. I’VE ALWAYS SAID,
AS LONG AS YOU DO YOUR BEST, I’D BE HAPPY WITH YOU. FORGET IT. HEATHER…♪♪ [SOFT][KNOCK ON DOOR] [LIZ]
I HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU. COME IN. HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO
ON A CRUISE WITH ME? BAHAMAS, ST. LUCIA. REALLY? YEAH. WHEN? WE COULD LEAVE TOMORROW,
BE GONE FOR A WEEK, AND BE BACK JUST IN TIME
FOR YOU TO TAKE YOUR C.E.T.
ON SATURDAY. I THOUGHT SINCE YOU’RE IN HERE
RELAXING, THAT YOU’D BE READY
FOR IT. I WILL BE.
AND YOU’RE NOT FUNNY. YOU KNOW, YOUR SISTER TOOK
SCHOOL VERY SERIOUSLY. SHE WOULD BE UP ALL NIGHT I KNOW. I KNOW ABOUT ALL THE AMAZING
THINGS KATHLEEN HAS DONE. I’VE HEARD IT, MOM. DON’T SHOUT AT ME. CAN YOU SHUT THE DOOR, PLEASE?♪♪ [STOPS]I’M GOING TO MAKE THIS REALLY
SIMPLE FOR YOU. IF YOU DON’T RAISE
YOUR C.E.T. SCORES, THEN OBVIOUSLY YOU DON’T WANT
TO GO TO COLLEGE, AND IF THAT’S THE CASE, YOUR FATHER AND I
WON’T BE PAYING FOR
YOUR EXPENSES ANYMORE. ARE YOU SERIOUS? COME GRADUATION, YOU CAN GET A JOB, MOVE OUT, AND START PAYING
FOR YOUR OWN PLACE. DADDY WOULD NEVER AGREE
TO THAT. IT WAS HIS IDEA. [CHRISTOPHER]
I’M SO MAD AT MYSELF. I COULD’VE GOTTEN TO KNOW YOU
BACK IN NINTH GRADE,
BUT I DIDN’T. COMPLETELY WASTED
TWO YEARS OF MY LIFE. YOU OKAY? YOU’VE BEEN KIND OF QUIET. I’M FINE. ACTUALLY THAT’S A LIE. HEY, HEY, HEY,
WHAT’S GOING ON? I’VE BEEN A MESS LATELY. I JUST–
I NEED SOMEONE TO TALK TO. I FEEL LIKE YOU’RE
THE ONLY PERSON I CAN TRUST. I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOU. ACTUALLY I’VE BEEN MEANING
TO ASK YOU SOMETHING MYSELF. WHAT? YOU FIRST. NO, YOU GO. ALL RIGHT. WELL, WHEN I’M ALONE IN MY BED, I COME UP WITH THESE DIFFERENT
SCENARIOS IN MY HEAD ABOUT HOW YOU MIGHT OR MIGHT
NOT REACT WHEN I SAY THIS. THERE’S NO RIGHT WAY TO DO IT,
SO I GUESS I’LL JUST COME OUT
AND ASK. WILL YOU TAKE THE COLLEGE
ENTRANCE TEST FOR ME? I REALLY NEED A HIGH SCORE,
BABY. MY PARENTS
ARE DRIVING ME NUTS ABOUT GETTING INTO STANFORD. CAN YOU JUST TAKE ME HOME NOW? WHAT’S WRONG? LOOK, I’VE TRIED BEING
NICE TO YOU. I’VE OFFERED YOU GOOD MONEY. OKAY, I DON’T THINK YOU
UNDERSTAND THIS, KYLIE, BUT I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE
THE TEST FOR YOU. LEAVE ME ALONE. WHAT IF I TELL THE SCHOOL
WHAT YOU DID? YOU WOULDN’T DO THAT BECAUSE
YOUR BOYFRIEND AND HEATHER
WOULD GET IN TROUBLE. NOT AS MUCH TROUBLE
AS YOU. YOU COMMITTED A FELONY.
YOU KNOW THAT? NO, I DIDN’T. YEAH, YOU DID. LOOK IT UP. YOU’RE THE ONE WHO FALSELY
IMPERSONATED TWO PEOPLE. DO YOU HAVE $10,000
FOR THE FINE? WANNA SPEND THREE YEARS
IN JAIL? DIDN’T THINK SO. I’M SIGNED UP THIS SATURDAY
AT LINCOLN HILLS HIGH. I’M GOING TO BE OUTSIDE WAITING
AND MAKE SURE YOU SHOW UP, AND IF I DON’T SEE YOU GO IN, I’M CALLING THE COPS
AND THE SCHOOL. I’M TELLING HEATHER
WHAT YOU’RE DOING. OH, YOU THINK HEATHER’S
YOUR FRIEND? YOU DON’T EVEN KNOW, DO YOU? WHAT? I SET THIS WHOLE THING UP
WITH HEATHER
FROM THE BEGINNING. I WAS THE ONE WHO TOLD HER
TO TELL YOU TO TAKE THE TEST, AND I GAVE HER THE MONEY
TO PAY YOU. SO BRING YOUR A GAME
THIS SATURDAY. I NEED AT LEAST A 2300. [SCHOOL BELL RINGS] OKAY, FOLKS, MAKE SURE
YOU HAVE A VALID I.D. OUT
AND READY TO SHOW. YOU CAN HAVE
A NUMBER-TWO PENCIL AND ERASER. NO CELL PHONES.
PLEASE LEAVE THEM
WITH THE SECURITY GUARD. NO COMPUTERS, NO LAPTOPS,
NO RECORDING DEVICES. READY TO GO IN? MAKE SURE YOU HAVE I.D.s OUT
AND READY TO SHOW. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR I.D.
OUT AND READY TO SHOW.
OKAY? COME ON IN.
WE’RE GOING TO GET STARTED. GO LONG.
GO LONG! [GROANS] JORDAN. HEY, JORDAN, CAN I TALK TO YOU
FOR A SECOND? HEY, MS. WALTERS.
WHAT’S UP? WELL, I JUST SAW YOUR LATEST
SCORE FOR THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE
TEST. YOU GOT A 700-POINT JUMP SINCE YOU FIRST TOOK IT
BACK IN MAY. MM-HM. YEAH. JORDAN, YOU KNOW,
CAN WE JUST BE FRANK
FOR A SECOND? BECAUSE I’VE KNOWN YOU
FOR FOUR YEARS. YOU ARE A GREAT FOOTBALL PLAYER, BUT YOU CAN’T WRITE
A PARAGRAPH, AND YOU DRAW NAKED LADIES
ON YOUR MATH TESTS. IT’S 700 POINTS. YOU KNOW IT’S NOT EVEN
HUMANLY POSSIBLE. SO WHO’D YOU GET
TO TAKE THE TEST? NOBODY. COME ON.
WE’RE EATING LUNCH OFF CAMPUS. [JORDAN]
SHE’S TOTALLY ONTO ME. I’M SCREWED AND MY DAD
WILL KILL ME. GROW A PAIR, OKAY? I SAID THERE WAS NO WAY
THEY COULD PROVE IT, AND THAT HASN’T CHANGED. WE JUST NEED TO STAY COOL. OKAY, WELL,
WHAT ABOUT MEREDITH? IF SHE HASN’T ALREADY TOLD,
SHE WILL. SHE WON’T. SHE HAS THE MOST
TO LOSE, AND SHE KNOWS IT. LOOK, I KNOW
YOU DON’T LIKE ME ANYMORE, BUT REGARDLESS WE’RE
IN THIS TOGETHER. JORDAN AND I
ARE NEVER GOING TO ADMIT THAT MEREDITH TOOK THAT TEST
FOR US. I NEED TO KNOW YOU’RE GOING
TO DO THE SAME. I WON’T.
I’M NOT STUPID. OKAY. OKAY? OKAY. MEREDITH STILL HAS
THE I.D. CARDS. THAT’S THE ONLY THING
SHE CAN USE AGAINST US, SO WE HAVE TO GET THEM BACK, AND SINCE
SHE’S NOT TALKING TO ME, COULD YOU PLEASE GET THEM
FROM HER? HOW MANY STUDENTS DO YOU THINK
ARE INVOLVED IN THIS? WELL, THOSE TWO,
BUT THERE COULD BE MORE. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THEY JUST
PERFORMED WELL ON THE TEST? JORDAN COLEMAN? IN THE TOP ONE PERCENTILE? SARAH, YOU’RE ONE OF
OUR BEST TEACHERS. HEATHER’S
ONE OF OUR BEST STUDENTS. WELL… AND JORDAN, WELL,
HIS FAMILY IS VERY GENEROUS
TO THIS INSTITUTION. THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUTATIONS
AT STAKE HERE, INCLUDING THE REPUTATION
OF THIS SCHOOL. DON’T YOU THINK WE SHOULD JUST
LEAVE THIS ALONE? YOU ARE THE ONE
THAT’S PUSHING THESE STUDENTS TO GET IN THESE TOP
UNIVERSITIES, SO WHAT ABOUT THE STUDENTS THAT ARE SMART ENOUGH TO GET IN BUT THEY CAN’T
BECAUSE OF THESE CHEATERS? I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD LET
ANY STUDENT GET AWAY WITH CHEATING. NEITHER DO I, BUT SINCE THIS IS ALL
SPECULATION, WHY DON’T WE JUST BACK OFF? HEY, I NEED TO GET
THOSE I.D. CARDS FROM YOU. REALLY, WHY? SO WE DON’T GET IN TROUBLE. OKAY, LET ME ADD THIS UP. YOU WANT ME TO GIVE YOU
ALL THE EVIDENCE SOT HAT YOU, KYLIE, AND JORDAN
CAN RELAX, BUT IF ANYONE GETS CAUGHT, I’M THE ONE THAT GETS ARRESTED. I DIDN’T SAY THAT. KYLIE DID. SHE BLACKMAILED ME INTO TAKING
HER COLLEGE ENTRANCE TEST. SAID IF I DIDN’T,
SHE’D REPORT ME TO THE POLICE. SHE SAID THAT? I DIDN’T KNOW. YOU ARE SUCH A LIAR, HEATHER. I’M NOT.
I PROMISE I DIDN’T KNOW. YOU ARE. YOU PRETENDED TO BE MY FRIEND SO THAT YOU COULD GET
A GOOD SCORE ON YOUR C.E.T. YOU’RE NOT AS BAD AS KYLIE.
YOU’RE WORSE. YOU TOOK THE MONEY,
DIDN’T YOU? I DID IT FOR BEN. JUST GIVE ME THE I.D. CARDS, AND THIS WILL ALL BE OVER. YOU’RE NOT GETTING THEM. WHY NOT? BECAUSE IF I GET CAUGHT,
YOU ALL GET CAUGHT. GIVE ME THE I.D. CARDS. HEATHER, GET OFF. GIVE ME THE I.D. CARDS. NO, HEATHER! GIVE ME THE I.D. CARDS. LET GO! I DON’T WANT TO HURT YOU. [MAN]
ALL RIGHT, GIRLS, BREAK IT UP. THAT’S ENOUGH. [WOMAN]
COME ON, MEREDITH. [LIZ]
HAVE YOU LOOKED
AT YOUR TEST SCORE YET? HOW’D YOU DO? [KYLIE]
I’LL CHECK AS SOON
AS I GET HOME, MOM. I’LL CALL YOU BACK. OKAY, OKAY. [GASPS] OKAY, HERE WE GO. YOU GOT THAT?
ALL RIGHT. OKAY? [MEREDITH]
OKAY. LOCK UP. ALL RIGHT, SEE YOU SOON. SEE YOU. BYE. BYE. YOU LOCKED IN? SEE YOU, HON’. [CELL PHONE RINGING] WHAT?HEY, JUST GOT HOME.CALLED TO SAY HOW SORRY I AM. OKAY, IS THAT IT? NO. I ALSO WANT YOU TO KNOW
THAT YOU’RE RIGHT.I SHOULD’VE NEVER STARTED
HANGING OUT WITH KYLIE.
I’M NOT GOING TO USE
YOUR SCORE.I’M GOING TO SUBMIT MY LOW ONE.I WORKED REALLY HARD
TO GET YOU THAT SCORE, BUT I’M KIND OF GLAD
YOU’RE NOT USING IT. IT’S JUST SO WRONG. THE WHOLE THING’S FAKE. YEAH, LIKE KYLIE’S MOM’S BOOBS. LIKE KYLIE’S MOM’S BOOBS.
EXACTLY. RIGHT, LISTEN.
IF YOU WANT THOSE I.D. CARDS, I’VE GOT THEM RIGHT HERE
IN MY BOOK BAG. IS THAT OKAY?YEAH. WHAT THE HELL?WHY DON’T YOU JUST COME BY
AND GET THEM,
AND WE CAN HANG OUT, LIKE WE USED TO. ALL RIGHT. I’LL BE RIGHT OVER.OKAY, BYE.WELL, THAT WAS FAST.
[LAUGHS] YOU SCREWED ME. YOU GOT ME A LOW SCORE
ON PURPOSE. DO YOU REALIZE
THAT WAS MY ONLY CHANCE? I TOLD YOU I DIDN’T WANT
TO DO IT, KYLIE. YOU NEED TO LEARN
HOW TO LISTEN. OKAY, YOU’RE GOING TO TAKE IT
AGAIN, AND YOU’RE GOING TO GET ME
A GOOD SCORE. NO, I WON’T. YES, YOU WILL. OR ELSE WHAT? YOU WANT TO CALL THE FBI
ON ME? GO AHEAD, DO IT.
DO IT. SEE, EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU
IS A LIE, EVEN WHEN YOU THREATEN SOMEBODY,
YOU’RE LYING. JUST GET OUT OF MY HOUSE. YOU BITCH! THAT’S IT.
I’M CALLING THE COPS. MEREDITH. MEREDITH. MEREDITH, GIVE ME THAT PHONE. GIVE ME THE PHONE.[WOMAN ON PHONE]
911. WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?
[GASPS]HELLO? HELLO.WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?ARE YOU ALL RIGHT?WHO AM I SPEAKING WITH?[MALE DISPATCHER]
911 CODE THREE.
1462 RAVENEL COURT.
COPY THAT.
WE’RE ON OUR WAY. [SIREN BLARING] WAKE UP, MEREDITH. MEREDITH. HELLO?
MEREDITH? MEREDITH, ARE YOU OKAY? MEREDITH. MEREDITH, YOU’RE OKAY.
YOU’RE OKAY. OKAY, UM… OKAY, OKAY. OKAY. [HEATHER]
MEREDITH? MY GOD. MEREDITH? [GASPS]
OH, MY GOD, MEREDITH?
MEREDITH. OH, MY GOD.[WOMAN]
911. WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?
MY FRIEND, SHE’S HURT.CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT’S WRONG
WITH HER?
IS SHE BREATHING?
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO CHECK?
AN AMBULANCE IS ON THE WAY,
MA’AM.
DID YOU CALL 911? YEAH. MY FRIEND,
PLEASE HELP HER. WHAT HAPPENED? I DON’T KNOW. DISPATCH, I’VE GOT A 419
AT THE LOCATION. REPEAT. I’VE GOT A 419
AT THE LOCATION. PLEASE SEND BACKUP.[MAN ON POLICE RADIO]
COPY THAT.
SENDING BACKUP
TO YOUR LOCATION.
OKAY. EXCUSE ME. I’M THE MOTHER OF THE GIRL
WHO FOUND HER. OH, HEATHER, HONEY. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO. I COULDN’T EVEN HELP HER. OH, SWEETIE. EXCUSE ME.
I’M DETECTIVE ROBERTS. THIS IS MY PARTNER,
DETECTIVE JOYCE. YOU MUST BE BRENDA MARSHALL. YES. I’M SORRY YOUR DAUGHTER HAD
TO GO THROUGH THIS, BUT WITH YOUR PERMISSION WE NEED TO GET A STATEMENT
FROM HER. UH, CERTAINLY, BUT DO WE HAVE TO DO IT NOW? IT’S OKAY.[GIRLS GRUNTING ON PHONE][WOMAN]
911, WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?
[LOUD THUD]HELLO?WHAT’S YOUR EMERGENCY?THE CALL CAME IN AT 4:00. THE OFFICER ARRIVED
15 MINUTES LATER. CAN YOU IDENTIFY THE VOICE? I GUESS THAT WAS MEREDITH. WE FOUND THESE
IN THE LANDING UPSTAIRS. WE THINK SOMEBODY MIGHT’VE
PUSHED HER OVER THE RAILING. OH, MY GOD. DO YOU THINK SOMEONE BROKE IN?
A BURGLAR? IT’S POSSIBLE. WHY DID YOU COME
TO MEREDITH’S HOUSE TODAY? TO… HANG OUT. DO YOU KNOW IF SHE WAS INVOLVED
IN ANYTHING ILLEGAL, LIKE DID SHE GET HIGH? DID SHE EVER SELL DRUGS? NO, OF COURSE NOT. BUT… BUT WHAT? HONEY, GO AHEAD. SHE TOOK THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE
TEST FOR SOME KIDS AT SCHOOL. WHICH KIDS
ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? COME ON, HEATHER. YOUR FRIEND IS DEAD. YOU NEED TO TELL US EVERYTHING. JORDAN COLEMAN… KYLIE HAMILTON… AND ME. SO YOU DIDN’T REALLY COME HERE
TODAY TO JUST HANG OUT. NO. I CAME HERE TO GET THE I.D.s THAT SHE USED TO TAKE
THE TEST FOR US. DID YOU FIND THEM? NO. WHEN I GOT HERE, MEREDITH… WAS… ANY IDEA WHERE THEY ARE? THEY SHOULD BE IN HER BACKPACK
OVER THERE. WHOSE IDEA WAS IT
TO DO ALL THIS? KYLIE’S. AND SHE GOT HER BOYFRIEND
TO MAKE THE I.D.s. YOU THINK ONE OF THOSE
OTHER KIDS MIGHT’VE HAD A REASON
TO KILL HER? NO. I MEAN, NO. [OFFICER]
DETECTIVE. THE I.D.s AREN’T IN THERE. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE
AN OFFICER SEARCH YOU. IS THIS NECESSARY? I’M SORRY, MA’AM, BUT IT IS. I TOLD YOU I DON’T HAVE THEM. HEATHER, YOU EVER HAVE ANY
DISAGREEMENTS WITH MEREDITH? NO. NO. NONE WHATSOEVER? FOR INSTANCE,
DID SHE EVER COME TO YOU AND TELL YOU THAT SHE
WAS HAVING SECOND THOUGHTS ABOUT THE CHEATING SCAM? YEAH. AND YOU WERE AFRAID
THAT SHE MIGHT TURN YOU IN? NO. SHE WOULDN’T
HAVE EVER DONE THAT. SHE WAS MY BEST FRIEND. THANK YOU.
THAT’LL BE ALL FOR NOW. WE’LL BE IN TOUCH. [BRENDA]
I’M SO SORRY. IT’S ALL MY FAULT, ALL OF IT. I SHOT MY MOUTH OFF
ABOUT YOUR DAD AND MONEY AND YOUR GETTING
INTO THAT COLLEGE. I PUT SO MUCH PRESSURE ON YOU. NO, MOM. I DID IT TO MYSELF. [PHONE RINGING] HEY, WHAT’S UP? UM… ARE YOU OKAY? NO. MEREDITH IS DEAD. YEAH, RIGHT. I WENT OVER TO HER HOUSE TODAY
AND FOUND HER BODY. WELL, WHAT HAPPENED? I DON’T KNOW.THE COPS THINK THAT SHE GOT
INTO A FIGHT WITH SOMEONE
OR SOMETHING.WHO?THEY DON’T KNOW.LOOK, THE COPS ARE GOING TO START
ASKING YOU AND JORDANA LOT OF QUESTIONS.WHY?BECAUSE I HAD TO TELL THEM
WHAT WE DID,
ABOUT THE TEST.WHAT? THEY THINK THAT MEREDITH
WAS GOING TO RAT US OUT AND THAT ONE OF US
TRIED TO STOP HER. DID THEY FIND THE I.D.s? NO, WHICH IS WEIRD BECAUSE MEREDITH TOLD ME
TO COME OVER TO GET THEM. SHE PROBABLY
DITCHED THEM SOMEWHERE. OKAY, WHY DID YOU SAY ANYTHING? WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST KEEP
YOUR MOUTH SHUT LIKE WE SAID? KYLIE,
MY BEST FRIEND JUST DIED, AND YOU’RE WORRIED
ABOUT YOUR C.E.T. SCAM? HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND? HAVE YOU? BECAUSE A WHILE AGO I THOUGHT
I WAS YOUR BEST FRIEND. OH, MY GOD. [JORDAN]
WHY WOULD THEY THINK
I KILLED HER? BECAUSE SHE TOOK THE TEST
FOR YOU. IF SHE WOULD’VE TALKED, THEN IT WOULD’VE RUINED
YOUR CHANCE AT THE IVY LEAGUE. YOU’RE SUSPECT.
SO AM I. HOW DID SHE DIE? I DON’T KNOW. SHE FELL DOWN THE STAIRS OR
OVER THE RAILING OR SOMETHING. LOOK, THE COPS ARE GOING TO
ASK ME IF I HAD ANYTHING TO DO
WITH THE CHEATING SCAM. I’M GOING TO SAY NO. BUT HEATHER ALREADY TOLD THEM
YOU WERE A PART OF IT. THEY DIDN’T FIND THE I.D.s. HOW COME? MEREDITH MUST’VE GOTTEN RID
OF THEM. SO THERE’S NO PROOF
I WAS INVOLVED. COOL, THEN THAT’S
WHAT I’M GOING TO SAY. YOU CAN’T. SCOTT KNOWS YOU CHEATED. AND WE BOTH KNOW
HE’S GOING TO TALK. WELL, THEN–
THEN I’M SCREWED. THEY’RE GOING TO THINK
I DID IT. NOT IF YOU HAVE AN ALIBI. WHERE WERE YOU TODAY AT 4:00? I WAS HERE. ALONE. OH, GOD. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS. I WAS HOME ALONE, TOO. SEE, THIS IS WHY I CAME
OVER HERE TONIGHT. I DON’T FOLLOW. NEITHER OF US HAVE AN ALIBI. WE TELL THE COPS THAT WE WERE
TOGETHER THIS AFTERNOON. WE’LL BE OKAY. YEAH. OKAY. YEAH. ALL RIGHT. WE’RE GOOD. OKAY, NOW, THE GRAPHICS THAT
YOU MADE FOR THE I.D. CARDS– ARE THEY STILL
ON YOUR HARD DRIVE? YEAH. WE NEED TO DELETE THOSE. OH, WE’LL DO BETTER
THAN THAT. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE
OF BEING MEREDITH’S TEACHER WHEN SHE FIRST CAME HERE. SHE WAS A TERRIFIC KID, AND I’M GOING TO MISS HER. WHY DON’T WE ALL TAKE
A MOMENT OF SILENCE RIGHT NOW AND JUST REFLECT ON
WHAT SHE MEANT TO ALL OF US? I JUST WANT TO REMIND
ALL OF YOU THAT IF YOU GUYS WANT
TO TALK ABOUT THIS, THERE ARE COUNSELING SERVICES
AVAILABLE AT THE FRONT DESK
FOR ANYONE THAT– JORDAN. THAT’S RIGHT.
JORDAN PROBABLY KILLED HER. MEREDITH TOOK THE COLLEGE
ENTRANCE TEST FOR HIM. I SAW HER DO IT. THAT’S WHY HE BEAT ME UP. THAT’S WHY HE THREATENED
TO KILL ME. SCOTT, EASY. WHY’D YOU KILLER HER?
AFRAID SHE WAS GOING TO TALK? DUDE, SHUT YOUR MOUTH! OR ELSE WHAT? SCOTT, PLEASE. IT’S ALL RIGHT, SON.
IT’S ALL RIGHT. JUST HOLD ON. I’M SURE THESE DETECTIVES ARE
GOING TO WANT TO TALK TO YOU. SIT DOWN. WHERE WERE YOU
YESTERDAY AFTERNOON? I WAS AT MY GIRLFRIEND
KYLIE’S HOUSE. DOING WHAT? WATCHING TV AND STUFF. AND STUFF? FOOLING AROUND. WAS KYLIE A PART OF
THE CHEATING SCAM, TOO? NO. WHY, YOU’RE HER BOYFRIEND. HOW DO I KNOW YOU AREN’T JUST
LYING FOR HER. BECAUSE KYLIE
WOULD NEVER CHEAT. THAT BOY THAT JUST SHOUTED
AT YOU. WHAT WAS THAT ALL ABOUT? COME ON, JORDAN. WE KNOW YOU HIRED MEREDITH
TO CHEAT FOR YOU, AND WE ALSO KNOW YOU’RE
THE ONE THAT MADE
THE FAKE I.D.s FOR EVERYBODY. SO JUST TELL US WHAT HAPPENED. SCOTT FOUND OUT. SO I GOT A LITTLE ROUGH
WITH HIM. TO KEEP HIM QUIET. DID YOU THREATEN TO KILL HIM? YEAH, BUT IT WASN’T LIKE I WAS
GOING TO DO THAT. I JUST WANTED TO SCARE HIM. WHAT ABOUT MEREDITH? WERE YOU AFRAID SHE MIGHT TELL
SOMEONE, TOO? NO. YOU BEAT UP THIS OTHER BOY.
WHY NOT BEAT UP MEREDITH? BECAUSE I KNEW MEREDITH
WOULD KEEP HER MOUTH SHUT. IF SHE HAD TALKED, SHE WOULD’VE
GOTTEN HERSELF ARRESTED. SHE’S TOO SMART FOR THAT. YOU CAN GO BACK TO CLASS NOW. [SIGHS] SO YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH THIS WHOLE CHEATING SCAM. LOOK, IF I HAD HIRED SOMEONE
AS SMART AS MEREDITH TO TAKE MY TEST FOR ME, I WOULD’VE GOTTEN
A MUCH HIGHER SCORE. TRUST ME. WHAT WAS YOUR SCORE? 1422. HEATHER SAYS THAT
YOU’D PICK ON MEREDITH. THAT TRUE? YES. AND I FEEL REALLY BAD
ABOUT THAT, BUT I WOULD NEVER HIT HER. IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY GOT
IN A FIGHT WITH HER, TALK TO HEATHER. GIVE ME THAT! NO, HEATHER! I DON’T WANT TO HURT YOU. NO! WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL US YOU GOT
INTO A FIGHT WITH MEREDITH? BECAUSE WE MADE UP
RIGHT AFTERWARD. I DIDN’T THINK
IT WAS IMPORTANT. ANYTHING ELSE UNIMPORTANT
THAT WE SHOULD KNOW? I KNOW IT LOOKS BAD, BUT HEATHER AND MEREDITH HAVE
BEEN LIKE SISTERS SINCE SECOND GRADE. MAYBE KYLIE AND MEREDITH
GOT INTO A FIGHT. DID YOU EVER THINK ABOUT THAT? LIKE I TOLD YOU BEFORE,
SHE ALWAYS PICKED ON HER. THEY SORT OF HATED EACH OTHER. AND KYLIE HAD TO FORCE MEREDITH
TO TAKE THE TEST FOR HER. KYLIE CLAIMS SHE TOOK
HER OWN C.E.T. WELL, THEN SHE’S LYING. YOU DON’T BELIEVE ME,
GO TALK TO A PROCTOR. I’M SURE SOMEBODY SAW MEREDITH
AT THE TEST SITE. WE’LL LOOK INTO THAT, BUT IN THE MEANTIME, KYLIE TOLD US SHE GOT,
LIKE, A 14–
WHAT DID SHE GET? 22. IT SEEMS LIKE MEREDITH WOULD DO
A LOT BETTER THAN THAT. WHAT WERE YOU TWO
FIGHTING ABOUT? I WANTED TO GET
THE I.D. CARDS FROM HER, AND SHE WOULDN’T GIVE THEM
TO ME, SO I WENT HOME AND CALLED HER
TO APOLOGIZE. SO YOU TWO HAVE A BIG FIGHT
AT SCHOOL, AND AFTER ONE PHONE CALL YOU’RE BACK TO BEING
BEST FRIENDS? YES. ARE YOU SURE YOU DIDN’T GO
TO HER HOUSE AND START FIGHTING
WITH HER AGAIN? ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN,
WE’RE DONE HERE. IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK
WITH US ANY FURTHER, YOU’LL HAVE TO DO SO
IN FRONT OF OUR ATTORNEYS. THAT WOULD BE
A VERY SMART IDEA,
MS. MARSHALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME
ABOUT THE FIGHT? MOM, I DIDN’T THINK
IT WAS A BIG DEAL. CLEARLY IT IS A BIG DEAL. THEY THINK THAT YOU KILLED HER. MOM, I KNOW WHO DID IT. IT WAS KYLIE. YOU HEARD WHAT THEY SAID. SHE GOT, LIKE,
A 1400 ON THE TEST. IF MEREDITH MESSED UP
THE TEST FOR KYLIE, THAT COULD EXPLAIN EVERYTHING. WHAT? DO YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN THAT? I JUST– I JUST WANTED– WHAT? YOU WANTED WHAT, KYLIE? I JUST WANTED YOU TO BE
PROUD OF ME. YOU ARE GOING TO TELL ME
EVERYTHING RIGHT NOW. ARE YOU KIDDING? I GIVE THIS TEST TO OVER
A THOUSAND KIDS A YEAR. DON’T KNOW IF I COULD PICK
ANY OF THEM OUT OF A LINEUP. WELL, IF YOU WOULDN’T MIND
JUST TAKING A LOOK. YEAH. NOPE, NOT REALLY. HOW ABOUT THIS ONE? OH, YEAH,
I DEFINITELY REMEMBER HER. WELL, THANKS VERY MUCH. WE’LL BE IN TOUCH. THANK YOU. CONFIRMS KYLIE’S STORY. YEAH, BUT IT STILL
DOESN’T TELL US IF SHE’S COVERING
FOR HER BOYFRIEND. YEAH. WE TALKED TO THE TEST PROCTOR. WE KNOW YOUR DAUGHTER
TOOK THE TEST. BUT WHAT ABOUT JORDAN? WERE YOU AWARE THAT HE WAS
CHEATING ON THE C.E.T.? NO, I WAS NOT. DO YOU KNOW
YOUR DAUGHTER’S WHEREABOUTS YESTERDAY AFTERNOON? WELL, YES,
SHE WAS HERE WITH ME. JUST THE TWO OF YOU? WELL, NO, JORDAN WAS HERE. THEY WERE UP IN HER ROOM. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE? NO, MA’AM, I GUESS NOT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. WELL– WE’LL SHOW
OURSELVES OUT. THANK YOU. WHAT DID YOU DO WITH
THE I.D.s, MOM? I BURNED THEM. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN
BRING THOSE HOME? BECAUSE IF THE COPS FOUND THEM,
THEY WOULD’VE KNOWN I WAS
INVOLVED. WE WILL NEVER SPEAK
OF THIS AGAIN. UNDERSTOOD? [BRENDA]
THANKS FOR SEEING ME, LIZ. NO PROBLEM. I WAS HOPING
WE COULD ALL GET TOGETHER, YOU AND ME AND THE GIRLS, TO FIND OUT
EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THIS THING GOES
ANY FURTHER. BEFORE WHAT GOES ANY FURTHER? THE POLICE
ARE STARTING TO THINK THAT HEATHER KILLED MEREDITH. UM, THAT– THAT’S TERRIBLE. AND YOU MAY NOT LIKE
THE WAY THIS SOUNDS, BUT HEATHER
BELIEVES THAT MEREDITH MIGHT’VE DELIBERATELY GOTTEN
A LOW SCORE ON KYLIE’S TEST AND THAT THAT COULD BE
THE REASON THAT MEREDITH GOT HURT. WAIT, STOP. KYLIE TOOK THAT TEST
ON HER OWN. THAT MIGHT BE
WHAT SHE TOLD YOU, BUT SHE AND MEREDITH
TOLD HEATHER OTHERWISE. REALLY? YES. WELL, THE POLICE
WOULD DISAGREE WITH YOU. YOU SEE, THE POLICE TALKED
TO THE TEST PROCTOR, AND HE CONFIRMED SEEING KYLIE
AT THE TEST SITE. THEY DID? YES. ASK THEM. I DON’T KNOW
WHAT HEATHER’S TELLING YOU, BUT IT SURE SOUNDS
LIKE YOUR DAUGHTER IS TRYING TO FRAME MY DAUGHTER
FOR MURDER. THANK YOU SO MUCH. YEAH, WE’LL SEE YOU TOMORROW.[PERSON ON PHONE]
OKAY, BYE.
WHO WAS THAT? A LAWYER. YOUR DAD FINALLY CAME UP
WITH GOOD ONE. WE’RE MEETING HER TOMORROW
AFTERNOON. MOM, I’M TELLING YOU KYLIE
AND HER MOM ARE LYING. AND THE POLICE?
AND THE PROCTOR? HEATHER,
THIS IS NOT LOOKING GOOD. MOM, DO YOU BELIEVE THEM? I AM TRYING TO BELIEVE YOU. I REALLY AM, BUT, HEATHER,
YOU’VE GOT TO SEE THIS
FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. YOU HAVE LIED TO ME SO
MANY TIMES RECENTLY THAT I DON’T EVEN KNOW
WHAT THE TRUTH IS ANYMORE. MOM, I KNOW I MESSED UP. I KNOW THAT I LIED TO YOU,
TO THE SCHOOL, TO EVERYONE.
I ADMIT THAT. BUT I’M TELLING YOU THE TRUTH. MOM, I THINK I CAN PROVE
THAT KYLIE KILLED MEREDITH. I JUST NEED TO TALK TO JORDAN. ABSOLUTELY NOT. MOM. THE LAWYER SAID
YOU ARE NOT TO HAVE CONTACT WITH ANY OF THE PARTIES
ANYMORE, NOT JORDAN, NOT KYLIE,
NOT YOUR TEACHER, NO ONE. BUT, MOM, I’M THE ONE THAT’S
GOING TO END UP IN JAIL. NO. YOU’RE GOING TO DO EXACTLY
WHAT THE LAWYER SAYS TO DO. HEATHER? HONEY, IT’S TIME TO– [KNOCK ON DOOR] MS. MARSHALL, WE HAVE A WARRANT
FOR YOUR DAUGHTER’S ARREST. IS SHE HERE? NO. I DON’T KNOW WHERE SHE IS. SEARCH THE HOUSE. [OFFICER]
YOU GUYS TAKE THE UPSTAIRS.[HEATHER ON VOICE MAIL]
YOU’VE REACHED HEATHER.
LEAVE A MESSAGE.
HEATHER, IT’S MOM. CALL ME AS SOON
AS YOU GET THIS.
THE POLICE ARE HERE. [HEATHER] JORDAN,
THEY THINK I KILLED HER. YEAH, WELL, DON’T LOOK AT ME. KYLIE AND I WERE IN HER HOUSE
AT 4:00 P.M. THAT DAY. IS THAT WHAT SHE TOLD YOU
TO SAY? LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND TELL ME
THAT’S THE TRUTH. YES. DON’T YOU SEE? MEREDITH MESSED UP THE TEST
FOR KYLIE ON PURPOSE. KYLIE SAW THAT SHE GOT A 1400, GOT MAD, AND WENT
TO MEREDITH’S HOUSE. KYLIE PUSHED HER
OVER THE RAILING. KYLIE GOT THOSE I.D. CARDS. I KNOW YOU LOVE HER, BUT I SWEAR I WENT
OVER TO HER HOUSE AND FOUND HER DEAD
ON THE FLOOR. I DIDN’T KILL HER, JORDAN. YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE ME. WE’RE RUNNING A TRACE
ON HEATHER MARSHALL’S
CELL PHONE. THERE SHE IS, TRAVELING NORTH
ON VALLEY BOULEVARD. OKAY, LET’S GO. THANKS. HEY. HEY. WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE? I JUST– UM… ARE YOUR MOM AND DAD HERE? NO, THEY’RE AT WORK.
WHY? YOU’RE SCARING ME. HEATHER CAME TO MY HOUSE
THIS MORNING. SHE THINKS
THAT YOU KILLED MEREDITH. SAYS THAT YOU GOT PISSED
AT HER BECAUSE SHE GOT
A LOW TEST SCORE FOR YOU. OF COURSE I WAS PISSED AT HER,
BUT I DIDN’T KILL HER. YOU TOLD ME THAT MEREDITH
FELL OFF THE STAIRS, THAT SHE WENT
OVER THE RAILING. YEAH, SO? SO HOW DID YOU KNOW THAT? KNOW WHAT? THAT MEREDITH
WENT OVER THE RAILING. BECAUSE HEATHER TOLD ME. [HEATHER]
NO, I DIDN’T. KYLIE, I REMEMBER
WHAT I TOLD YOU. YOU BROUGHT HER HERE? KYLIE, I TOLD YOU THAT I FOUND
HER AT HER HOUSE DEAD. I DIDN’T TELL YOU WHERE OR HOW SHE DIED. ONLY SOMEONE
THAT WAS ACTUALLY THERE WOULD KNOW THAT SHE FELL
OVER THE RAILING. THEN I GUESS THE COPS
TOLD ME. YOU TOLD ME SHE FELL
OVER THE RAILING THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU SPOKE
WITH THE COPS. REMEMBER? KYLIE… BABY… DID YOU PUSH HER
OVER THE RAILING? DON’T DO THIS. PLEASE, IF YOU LOVE ME,
DON’T DO THIS. JUST TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT. I DIDN’T MEAN TO HURT HER. THEN THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU
NEED TO TELL THE POLICE. NO. NO. WE’VE GOT TO START TELLING
THE TRUTH AGAIN. I’M GOING TO CHANGE
MY STATEMENT. NO, YOU CAN’T.
YOU CAN’T. I’M GOING TO GO TO JAIL.
YOU CAN’T. I’M GOING TO TELL THE POLICE
THAT I WASN’T WITH YOU
THAT AFTERNOON. NO. NO. I HAVE TO. NO! YOU’RE NOT GOING TO CHANGE
YOUR STATEMENT! OH, MY GOD. PUT THAT DOWN.
COME ON. NO! HEATHER DOESN’T DESERVE TO GO
TO JAIL, KYLIE. NEITHER DO I. I JUST WANTED TO GET
INTO A GOOD SCHOOL. THAT’S ALL. KYLIE, YOU DON’T EVEN
LIKE SCHOOL. PUT IT DOWN. PUT IT DOWN. NO! PUT IT DOWN! LET GO! BABY? NO! I’M SO SORRY! GET OFF OF ME. FREEZE! POLICE! DROP THE KNIFE. HEATHER, DROP IT. HEATHER MARSHALL, YOU’RE UNDER ARREST
FOR THE MURDER
OF MEREDITH PORTER. IT’S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. CALL AN AMBULANCE. SHE STABBED HIM
AND SHE KILLED MEREDITH. KYLIE, TELL THEM. KYLIE. [DETECTIVE ROBERTS]
THAT’S ENOUGH. WE’LL TALK TO BOTH OF YOU
IN A MINUTE. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO REMAIN SILENT. ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN
AND WILL BE HELD AGAINST YOU IN A COURT OF LAW. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT
TO AN ATTORNEY. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD
AN ATTORNEY, ONE WILL BE PROVIDED FOR YOU. DO YOU UNDERSTAND
THESE RIGHTS… [MAN]
ONE MORE STEP. JORDAN. OH, MY GOD. WHO ARE YOU? MY DAUGHTER’S INSIDE. ALL RIGHT, MISS MARSHALL.
YOU NEED TO COME WITH ME. HEATHER. MOM. MOM, I DIDN’T DO IT. ARE YOU OKAY? MOM. MOM. SHE’S MY DAUGHTER. HEATHER, HONEY. IS THIS REALLY NECESSARY? CAN YOU TAKE THE CUFFS OFF HER,
PLEASE? MOM, YOU HAVE TO GO
BACK IN THERE. YOU HAVE TO GET KYLIE
TO TELL THE TRUTH, MOM. MOM, PLEASE. MOM, GO BACK. [SIREN BLARING] YOU ALL RIGHT, KYLIE? SHE DIDN’T HURT YOU, DID SHE? YOUR BOYFRIEND’S ON HIS WAY
TO THE HOSPITAL. HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY.
ALL RIGHT? KYLIE, YOU HAVE TO TELL ME
WHAT HAPPENED TO MEREDITH. YOU CAN’T KEEP
COVERING THIS UP. THE TRUTH IS GOING TO COME OUT. KYLIE! KYLIE! KYLIE! OPEN THIS DOOR. GET A PRY BAR.
WE’LL BREAK IT DOWN. [KNOCKING ON DOOR] KYLIE, LISTEN TO ME.
DON’T DO ANYTHING
TO HURT YOURSELF. IT’S NOT WORTH IT. WHERE’S MY DAUGHTER? [BRENDA] KYLIE,
THEY’VE ARRESTED HEATHER. THEY THINK THAT SHE MURDERED
MEREDITH, BUT YOU KNOW
THAT’S NOT TRUE. KYLIE, IT’S MOM.
I’M HERE. OPEN THE DOOR, OKAY? ADMIT WHAT YOU DID.
JUST ADMIT IT, KYLIE. [MAN]
OPEN UP, KYLIE. ADMIT IT.
ADMIT IT. OPEN UP. OPEN UP. ADMIT IT! OKAY, I’LL OPEN THE DOOR, BUT ONLY MY MOM CAN COME IN. GO AHEAD. IT’S OKAY, KYLIE.
ONLY ME. OH, BABY. OH, MY GOSH.
ARE YOU HURT?
ARE YOU OKAY? THEY CALLED ME AT WORK.
I WAS WORRIED SICK. OH, BABY, COME WITH ME. TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED, BABY. COME ON. [DET. JOYCE]
MS. HAMILTON. YOU WILL GIVE ME A SECOND
WITH MY DAUGHTER, PLEASE. LOOK, THE PARAMEDICS
TOLD THE POLICE JORDAN’S GOING TO BE OKAY. WHAT HAPPENED TODAY
WAS AN ACCIDENT. HE SAID HE’S GOING TO TELL
THE COPS THAT HE WASN’T WITH ME
WHEN MEREDITH DIED. HE SAID HE’S GOING TO REVERSE
HIS STATEMENT. NO, HE WON’T.
JORDAN LOVES YOU. HE’D NEVER SEND HIS
GIRLFRIEND TO JAIL. BESIDES, IF HE CHANGES
HIS STATEMENT, HE BECOMES A SUSPECT. LOOK AT ME. YOU ARE GOING TO TELL THEM
THAT YOU WERE WITH ME, AT HOME, WHEN MEREDITH DIED. MS. HAMILTON,
WE NEED YOU TO OPEN THE DOOR. I WILL.
GIVE ME A MINUTE, PLEASE. WHAT ABOUT HEATHER? WHAT ABOUT YOU? YOU NEED TO PROTECT YOURSELF. LOOK, BABY.
WE’RE GOING TO BEAT THIS. YOUR DAD’S GOING TO HIRE
THE BEST ATTORNEY
IN THE COUNTRY. NOW, I’M GOING TO OPEN
THAT DOOR,
AND WE’RE GOING TO GO OUT, AND YOU ARE NOT TO SAY
A WORD TO ANYBODY.
DO YOU UNDERSTAND? I LOVE YOU. I WILL NOT LET THEM TAKE YOU
AWAY FROM ME. KYLIE’S CHOSEN
NOT TO SAY ANYTHING. WE’LL MAKE A FULL STATEMENT
WITH THE LAWYERS PRESENT. KYLIE, TELL THEM THE TRUTH. SHE IS TELLING
THE TRUTH. IT’S YOUR DAUGHTER
WHO’S LYING. WHY DON’T YOU LET HER SPEAK
FOR HERSELF. CAN YOU GET THIS WOMAN
OUT OF MY HOUSE, PLEASE? [DET. ROBERTS]
MS. MARSHALL, I’M GOING TO HAVE
TO ASK YOU TO STEP OUTSIDE. HEATHER DIDN’T MURDER MEREDITH. MS. MARSHALL. YOU KNOW THAT. YOU KNOW THIS IS WRONG. WAIT. BE QUIET, KYLIE. HEATHER DIDN’T– KYLIE, BE QUIET. HEATHER–
HEATHER DIDN’T KILL MEREDITH. NOT ANOTHER WORD, BABY. I PUSHED HER. KYLIE. IT’S ALL MY FAULT, ALL OF IT. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. [KNOCKS ON DOOR] HI. HI. I CAME TO SAY I’M SORRY
ABOUT EVERYTHING… EVERYTHING THAT I DID. HE’S INVITING US IN FOR LUNCH.

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