02x08 - Blurred Lines

Previously on "Too Close to Home"...

What the hell is that for?!

It's mine, it's mine, it's mine!

I want to talk to her, but I may have you set up a Pelican.

That's very risky.

Make it happen.

I hate you.

Well, that makes two of us.

Should not be hanging around you like...

Rebel!

Rebel!

Look, look, stop!

I hope it hurts you like you hurt us.

Oh!

I'm gonna throw all of it away.

You are a little bitch!

Stop hurting her!

Stop! Mama, let her go.

Mama. Get your hands off her!

Help!

Mama!

[Indistinct shouting]

That bitch just pulled my hair out.

What the hell is wrong with you?!

You. You are what the hell is wrong with me.

I hate that I was born to you.

Shelby, go outside right now.

All of you, get out of here.

All of you, get out of here.

No!

It's my stuff!

I don't want anybody touching my stuff!

You hear me?

Yeah, okay.

So, why don't you get your ass up and do something, huh?

We shouldn't have to do it.

We should just leave you in here to die.

Bonnie's trying to kill you already.

Will you please help me get her outside?

Oh, yeah? I'd like to see you make me.

Come on.

Shelby, come on.

Why are you two defending her?

I mean, you know what she did.

No one is taking any sides, Shelby.

Jolene: Oh, did you just say that?

'Cause not taking sides... is taking her side.

And what you stole from me, I can't get back.

What are you talking about?

I never took nothing from you.

[Chuckles] You really want to go there?

No. Shelby, we're not going there.

Yeah, you are on her side.

That's right... 'Cause that's my good daughter.

Don't you say that.

You take care of me... feed me.

These bitches don't do nothing but steal from me...

And bring me drama.

'Cause you... are so... stupid.

Get her out of here.

You don't know what she's doing, do you?

Huh?

Oh, what is she doing?

She's killing you... slowly.

She hates you as much as I do.

She... hates you!

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She... hates you!

Don't speak for me.

Why you keep feeding her like that, huh?

You want her dead for what she did to us.

And you're doing it, Bonnie.

You're killing her slowly.

You're doing it.

No, that's not true.

It's not true.

You can't even say that in a way that I believe it.

You trying to kill me, Bonnie?

You want me dead?

No, Mama. You cannot listen to that, all right?

'Cause it's the truth.

If you don't get your ass out of here right now, Shelby...

I swear...

All you bitches are going to hell for hating me.

I was a good mother to y'all.

Y'all hear that?

Huh?

I was. I did the best I could!

What did you ever do for us?

Huh?

I put a roof over your head.

I made sure all of you ate every day.

And when it came time for school, I found the money, now, didn't I?

Don't you dare. Don't.

Didn't I?!

Yeah, Mama. You did.

You did whatever you had to do.

All right. That's it. Come on.

What does that even mean? Huh?

What does that mean?

You really don't recognize the dress, Mama? Huh?

You don't know what this quarter is about?

Yeah, I know what that's about.

It's about you being crazy as hell.

You're the crazy one.

You don't even remember the dress!

You sold me to him.

That dress may be faded, Mama, but what he did to me... it ain't.

What are you talking about?

He gave you money, Mama.

I saw him!

You shut your mouth.

He paid you, and he gave me a quarter.

And you let him take me.

You're lying.

You sold me to Eli.

You gave me to him.

Get your lying, drug-addict ass out of my house!

You did it. You did it.

Get out of here! Get out!

No.

No.

All you bitches gonna gang up on me now?

Just admit it.

[Sniffles]

Admit what?

You really aren't gonna admit what you did to all of us?

Oh, now you're lying.

You're gonna deny it?

Look at her.

Yeah, look at her. Look at all of us.

You did that.

You did that.

And you can't even admit it.

There ain't nothing to admit.

Oh, just take responsibility for once.

You know you did it.

I did not.

All of you are crazy.

Why can't you just say it?

Maybe we can move on. Maybe she can get some help.

I did the best I could.

Ugh!

So, selling your daughters to Eli was the best you could?

That didn't happen.

Stop it. Okay. I can't take this anymore.

Look at how this has affected us.

Just admit it!

I didn't do anything.

Bonnie.

Bonnie, you're my only good daughter, and you know.

I'm the worst one.

Shelby was right.

I'm slowly killing you.

Huh?

Every time you call me when you can't breathe...

I don't want to come help you. I want you to die.

I want to walk in here one day and you're dead in this bed, alone.

You gonna cry now?

Well, good...

'Cause we've been crying for years.

You are so pathetic.

You sold us to Eli not for food on our table, not for a roof over our head, as if that's commendable.

You sold us so you could eat and drink... and get high.

I hate you.

I will never forgive you.

So what? You got pregnant at 12.

I was 11.

Yeah. My Mama sold me off.

I didn't complain.

I did what I had to do to make sure my brothers and sisters could eat.

God, it is always about somebody else, isn't it?

When are you ever gonna take responsibility?

Just say it!

Saying it's all my fault?

Yes! It is your fault.

Take some responsibility.

Oh, yeah.

Take some responsibility.

You mean like you did... with the president?

Don't you dare compare me having an affair to you selling your daughters.

You disgust me.

[Spits]

Why you two still standing here?

You better keep this. It's all you have left of me.

[Crying]

Here are all your notes.

Yes. I've been over these.

Are you sure you want to do this?

You insisted.

Sir, I tried to get it taped. They insisted on live.

And frankly, that makes me nervous.

Didn't you say it was important that the American people see me live?

Sir, is your wife all right?

Katelynn will be fine.

We get one shot to make this rumor cease about the affair in the oval.

She'll be fine.

Does she know the detailing points?

Why don't you check with her?

I already did.

And?

She brushes me off.

She says she'll handle it and to relax.

Then let's go with that.

Sir, I need to make sure that she's gonna corroborate that she was with you in the oval when this happened.

I've spoken to her.

Will you ask her one more time?

Fine. When I see her, I will.

Thank you. She's right behind you, sir.

Katelynn.

You want to lay off that?

When you lay off of these.

I walked right into that, didn't I?

You're so smart.

Thank you.

On occasion.

Katelynn...

So, what do you want?

This small talk and this beating around the bush is so not you, especially when it comes to me.

What do you want?

I need to make sure that you will confirm that you were in the office there when this incident happened.

Oh, you mean that I was standing over you, watching while you were on top of her?

Katelynn, I wasn't on top of... don't you dare.

I am not that reporter and I know you.

I am looking right through you.

You need to say that you were in the room with me.

Yes. Okay.

Not "Yes. Okay."

Just "Yes."

Well, why should I do this?

Because it's the best thing for the country.

And for you, but what do I get out of it?

Oh, another three years of luxury as the First Lady.

Ooh, it sounds like such fun.

Katelynn.

I will be presidential and do what's best for the nation.

Is that what you want to hear?

Thank you.

I didn't do nothing, Bonnie. I didn't.

I know, baby.

[Sniffles]

It's all right, baby.

No, it ain't.

You always say that.

It's not. [Sniffles]

Why don't you come here?

I'm gonna get you some water, okay?

Okay.

Get the hell away from me, Annie.

I got something to say to you.

No, I don't want to hear it.

Well, you're going to.

I believe you.

And I know what happened, even if Mama won't acknowledge it.

Please look at me.

I'm sorry that...

I wasn't old enough to protect you.

And I'm sorry that I wasn't strong enough.

But I really tried.

That's why I went to Dr. Allen and the Sheriff.

It was just too late.

I know you tried.

I know you tried.

I know you did.

I'm really sorry.

I'm sorry... I'm really sorry.

Annie, I'm so sorry, too.

I just get out of my mind when I get high, and...

It's just so hard.

I know.

It's hard.

I know.

But you got us.

Okay? We're family.

I need you.

And I need you.

I hated you so much.

[Laughs]

I hated you for my whole life.

Hey.

Hey.

Some water.

Oh, thank you.

Thank you.

Ooh.

Did you put some vodka in it?

Mm.

I wish.

[Chuckles]

I love you, Shelby.

I love you, Bonnie.

I'm gonna get better.

You better.

I'm gonna do it.

We're gonna get you help.

There's nothing left.

Jolene: She wants to see me dead!

Y'all just gonna let her scream like that?

She wants to see me dead!

All: Yeah.

Don't go away! Don't do it!

Can you hear her over there?

I told you it wasn't a good idea.

Well, clearly, but it has to be done.

I told them not to clean that place up.

She's not ready.

Look, could you please at least just go over there and talk with her?

Okay, now you want me to go in there?

I wanted you to go over there before.

Well, she's mad as hell now.

I don't think that's the best idea.

Please.

Okay.

Thank you.

So, you three's just gonna stand there while we do all the work?

Yep.

You know what?

Baby, I'm just kidding.

Just taking a break.

How's your Mama? Is she all right?

She will be.

So, is this ladies' night?

Looks like it is to me.

Well, all of us are cleaning up.

You guys should help out, too.

We was just taking a break, Tina. Damn.

I mean, we've been out here for eleventeen hours.

It's been one hour.

Look, it's been a minute.

Who hired them fine-ass men out there?

They're prisoners.

Shoot. Well, I wouldn't mind paying somebody's bail every now and then.

You feel me? [Laughs]

Oh, Octavia.

What?

Okay, let's get back to work, guys.

Thank you.

Mm-hmm.

I told you I don't want her here.

Jolene.

You can't make me talk to her!

No, I can't.

And he's not doing that.

No, but if you don't...

If you don't want to talk to me, you don't have to.

It's your right.

Yes, it is.

Yeah.

But I know this is hard for you.

How the hell do you know anything about me?

Well, I could tell a lot by looking around your house.

You have a lot of magazines, so you like to read.

I see shoes. You have a lot of shoes, so you like to go places. And... you like diamonds because you... you have a lot of shiny things around here.

I ain't got no diamonds.

Well, you look like a woman that would wear them.

Well, I had some.

Probably threw them away.

Wait. You don't know where they are?

No!

Okay, well, you know, we... we can't let that happen now, okay?

So, Sheriff, let them know that they can't throw anything away without letting her see it.

Do you know how much stuff is out there?

Look, please. Do it. Please.

Are you serious?

Yes.

Okay, and let's bring some of that stuff back and let her see.

[Sighs] All right.

Okay. We're gonna start with this, all right?

How about this?

Can I throw this away, Jolene?

Yes.

Well, no!

It's... it's got all my cotton balls in it.

Okay, well, there's a... there's a lot of cotton balls.

Do you need all of them or...?

Well, what if I run out?

Okay.

It's not like I can just get up and go to the store.

Okay. So, we'll keep them. We won't throw them away.

Okay? So, I'll take them outside, and we'll organize them, all right?

Organize it.

So, anything you want, we'll put it in a pile and organize it, okay?

Okay. [Sniffles]

Okay. What about... what about this?

Does this work? Do you need this?

Just throw it away.

Okay. See?

Put it on a separate pile here, all right?

Throw away... here.

Mm, what about...

Uh.

What about this? Do you need this?

Hmm?

What about this, Jolene?

[Sniffles]

It's okay.

Jolene, why the tears?

I don't want people to think I got this way on purpose, 'cause I didn't.

Why do you think they think that?

They look at me and stare and they judge me.

Why do you think that?

My daughters even judge me.

[Sniffles]

I didn't do this.

I didn't!

Now, no one's blaming you.

My daughters are.

They judge me.

They don't know what happened to me.

They don't know.

Would you like to tell them?

Jolene.

They hate me.

Look, if they hate you, they wouldn't be helping you.

They said they hated me.

[Sniffles]

Look... Sometimes, in anger, people say things they don't mean.

Have you ever done that, Jolene?

[Sniffles]

All the time.

I love those girls.

I didn't do right by them.

But at least... they can go to live their lives and do stuff and...

And I'm stuck in here. [Sniffles]

You know how long it's been since I've been outside?

Well, Jolene, do... do you want to go outside?

I can't walk!

Now, Jolene, we have a lot of strong men out there.

They can help you go outside.

And then you could see what they're throwing away.

I... just...

I just want to feel the sun on my face.

That's all.

Okay, well, we can do that.

We can make that happen.

Sheriff.

Sheriff?

Yeah?

Uh, can you get the trustees?

And... we're gonna help Miss Jolene get outside here.

Say what?

Get the trustees. We want to help her... um, outside.

But make sure... we don't want them to judge her.

You are a miracle worker.

You stopped bleeding.

I don't care.

Well, it's a good sign, even if you don't.

I need to help.

Your parents? Yeah, we know.

I will. I will, and I'll get them back in this country.

I promise.

Right now, you will rest.

You're an evil, twisted human being.

Thanks, my love. I'll be sure to tell the senator.

Yeah. Go ahead. Go ahead.

I want you both to stop it right now.

I wish I'd never met you.

I'm so happy I met you.

I had a place to stay and some money.

You were good for me.

Oh, I'm so sorry you didn't get your end of the bargain.

You're a whore.

And a sexy one, too.

Look at you, looking at me. I know you want me.

Hey! Listen!

All right, this has gone too far.

There's just some things you don't say in my mother's house.

Respect it or get the hell out.

And I mean it.

I like when the lion gets angry.

Damn it.

Victor, shut up.

You know, I'm gonna try and call in some favors, get an ambulance in here to get you out and back to wherever the hell you guys came from.

I'm sorry, Brody.

I've been hearing that a lot from you guys lately.

Wait.

No.

You stay here and watch these children, make sure they don't tear each other apart.

Can you just leave, please?

No.

Fine. Then you can just sit here and watch me get my beauty rest while I get strong for my senator.

You won't get to see him.

Want to bet?

You want to die?

Dax!

No... I promise you.

I don't like being used or mistreated.

Well, you've been misused, mistreated, and abused and screwed over.

How does it feel?

Okay.

I want you both to stop it and shut up right now.

I can't believe this, Dax.

You're telling me that you don't care at all?

No... I don't.

I don't get how you can go from loving somebody to not loving them at all.

You don't know how blurred those lines can be.

Love isn't blurry.

Don't try to analyze me.

I'm just asking you a question.

Ask that son of a bitch.

I loved you.

You did love me.

You're such a fool.

[Laughs]

What are you doing out here?

I'm talking to J.B.

Is that right?

Yes.

Yeah?

Where is he?

Right there.

Dad.

Did you bring your brother in from the field?

Yeah, I did.

All right.

You want to come on in the house now?

No. I need to finish talking to J.B.

Okay... I'm going inside to make some calls, all right?

I'll be back to get you in a bit.

All right.

Okay.

I'll... I'll still be talking to J.B.

You do that, dad.

[Door opens]

Now... now, where were we?

I don't know.

Well, how the hell are you?

34.

No... No.

How are you?

Why did they leave you in the field?

You did.

No, no. I-i didn't.

Yeah, it was you. You did.

No, I was... I was there.

It was you.

I did it. I-I'm so sorry.

Yeah, well, you... you were just... you were just punishing me, right?

Yes.

You remember that?

Yes.

Yes, I-i was mad at your mother.

Mm. Yeah, yeah. You... you always were.

But you forgive me now, right?

Yeah, sure, I forgive you.

You know, it says we have to forgive.

Oh, okay.

Yeah, thank you... Listening to the lord.

Yeah. So, do you... but you have to forgive me.

Yeah. Well, I ain't so sure about that.

Oh, you do. You... you do have to.

Mm... Okay.

Yeah. All right, I... hey.

I forgive you.

Now, I just... I... could... could you sign something for me?

What is it?

Oh, it's just... just my report card saying that you saw it.

Oh, okay.

Let... let... let me see it.

Here. Here you go.

Get my... Pen. There you go.

Let me look at it.

Yeah. There you go.

I don't have my glasses.

What is it?

[Sniffles]

You see?

See all them A's, Daddy?

Yeah, there's lots of A's, isn't there?

Yeah, yeah. Just right there.

And O's.

Mm. Mm-hmm.

Zeroes. You were... you were a terrible student.

No, well... well, not this time.

So, um, can you just... can you sign it for me? Right there.

You... you need... you need to do your schoolwork every day.

Yes, sir. Yes, sir, I will.

You understand me?

Yeah, can you just sign it right...

I'll take you to the woodshed.

Sign the paper.

All right. There's...

I see there's a... "M."

Oh, Brody. Brody. There's an "M."

Oh, that word... that word says "mortgage."

No, no. It's just... it's just my... my report card from school.

No, no, no.

Yeah, I got all A's there, Daddy.

You just got to sign the... you are lying to me, Brody.

This says "mortgage!"

Shh. Hey, hey, hey.

I'm Brody. All right? I'm Brody.

Oh, no. You... you are lying.

This is a mort... you are trying...

Shh, shh, shh.

Stop! Son of a bitch!

Brody!

Shut up. Shut up.

Shut up. Shh. Shh.

All right, everybody. Listen up.

No comments about her weight. No jokes, okay?

So, we're gonna take her from in there to out here in... in a chair. I'll bring out a chair.

Everybody got that?

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.

You're bringing her outside?

Yes, ma'am.

This I got to see.

Sad, if you ask me.

All right. Let's do this.

Everybody, let's go around back. Come on.

Come on, guys. Move.

Move it.

I'm gonna be right here with you, okay?

Oh, I need my oxygen.

Okay. We'll bring it out there for you.

Okay. What do you need me to do?

I need you to just sit here, relax, and they're gonna take care of you, okay?

I'm right here.

Oh, it hurts already.

All right.

You're all right, Jolene. I'm right here.

Oh!

[Men groaning]

Easy, boys.

One more step. One more step.

[Men breathing heavily]

One, two, three. Hold the chair.

Oh!

Hold the chair.

Ow.

[Whimpers]

Back.

Hold that chair.

All right. You can sit now.

Easy. Easy.

Oh. Oh.

Oh.

We got you. It's all right. We got you.

All right.

All right, boys. Give her some room.

Welcome to the sunlight.

[Crying]

I fe...

I feel it on my face.

Yeah.

Yeah, you can.

Thank you.

You can thank all these guys.

[Sniffles] Thank you.

Thanks.

Look, we're gonna continue this process, okay?

We're gonna start with your bedroom.

Okay?

Okay.

I-I got a lot of important stuff in there.

I know. We won't throw away a thing until you see it, okay?

Wow.

Yeah.

I had no idea.

I don't think they even knew how bad it was.

I feel bad for her.

Yeah. I do, too.

I'm sorry about what happened today.

So, did you find anything on my phone?

No. I didn't, and you know I didn't.

Yeah, I know.

[Chuckles]

Okay.

Shelby: I can't believe she's outside.

I haven't seen that in years.

Sad is what it is.

Elm: Got her backed out.

But how in the hell are we gonna get her back in?

Hey, man. Don't talk about her like that.

I'm just saying, man...

No, don't.

Sorry.

You got so sensitive in the army.

That's not funny.

What's wrong with you, baby?

Are you okay, Tina?

Tina.

Ow!

Hey!

Hey! Get your hands off of me!

[Indistinct shouting]

Get off of me!

What the hell you do that for, bitch?!

I smell her! I smell her!

Don't you ever put your hands on me, bitch!

You and her? You and her?!

Baby, just calm down.

No! I smell her perfume.

What the hell are you talking 'bout, bitch?!

Come on, baby. I don't like this.

Let's go back in the house.

No, no, no.

We can't... we can't leave them like this.

Your perfume!

I smelled it on your bra that I found!

That ain't my perfume!

Well, you got it on!

That's Regina's perfume!

What are you talking about?

What?

Shelby, what are you talking about?!

It's hers. I just put it on.

What's she talking about?

It's her perfume.

I just put it on in the bathroom.

So, that's your perfume?

Hey, hey.

Nelson. Nelson, come on.

I'm fine.

No, let's go outside, Nelson.

I'm fine! Not until I hear this.

You want to tell me what's going on, Elm?

Nelson!

No, no, no.

Somebody should get the sheriff.

I'll do it.

Let him cool down, okay?

That's the best thing he could have done right now.

W-what happens when he comes back?

Not one of y'all trifling asses better be here.

So, let me understand this. There is no affair?

No. And we'd like to put that to rest.

Well, let's do that here and now.

So, why the implication?

I don't know. My wife... this great First Lady of the United States... was in the lobby when we were in the office, talking about my calendar.

So, Mrs. Christian, you were there?

Yes.

And you witnessed this young lady in the oval.

The door was open.

With all due respect, sir, I'm asking the First Lady.

So, you were there?

Yes.

And the door was open?

Yes.

So, the lies must make you furious.

Oh, well, they're not lies.

What's not a lie?

Are... are you saying there was an affair?

Yes, of course.

Honey.

But the president just said that you were there and the door was open.

Yes, it was when we burst into it.

So, the door was closed.

No, the door was open. You can call my secretary.

Well, if your wife was there, I'd really like to hear it from her.

Katelynn, uh, would you please tell the lady what really happened?

The door was closed.

He was in there with that trash, Annie Belle Hayes.

They were on top of the desk when I walked in.

Katelynn... wouldn't you like to hear someone from Washington that speaks the truth, Frank and candidly?

Katelynn.

I think America should know that this man is a liar.

He can't keep his... In his pants.

I've been dealing with it for 25 years.

It's enough.

Katelynn.

Yes, dear.

You can stop squeezing my hand.

I'm done with this interview.

You can finish it now.

I'm sorry. We have been... trying to hide the fact that my wife has a drinking problem.

Oh, don't you dare. Don't you dare.

I will blow this place apart.

Shall we count the whores?

You need to cut to commercial right now.

[Crickets chirping]

♪♪

You did really good.

Looks nice.

Yeah, it does.

Can I come by to see you tomorrow?

Yeah, okay.

Do me a favor.

Yeah, sure.

I didn't get no dinner.

Oh, yeah.

I'm real hungry.

Okay. You want me to call one of your daughters?

No.

You help me.

Spared you from cleaning up. You can thank me later.

Aunt Bonnie.

Yeah?

Rebel left.

Where did she go?

She got into a car with Eli.

Where?

Near the park.

Bonnie...

Stay here. Stay here.

Mr. President...

Not now.

We need to discuss...

Not now.

Did you see it?

Man: Yes, sir.

That bitch buried me.

Yes, sir.

I can't believe it.

I'm sorry, sir.

Pelican now.

Are you sure, sir?

Now is not the time to argue with me.

Pelican.

Yes, sir. It's already airborne. Davenport and Ellis are there.

Rebel! Where have you been?

[Crying] I shouldn't have gone.

What... what's wrong, baby? What's wrong?

Did he touch you?

He... he tried. I fought him off, but he...

I'm so sorry.

It's okay. It's okay.

It's okay. It's okay.

Eli: Rebel!

Get in the car. Get in the car.

No, he's gonna...

Get in the car.

Don't let him hurt...

Get in the car right now!

Rebel!

Get in the car. Get in the car.

I just want to talk to you.

You stay away from her.

I don't want you telling any lies like your sisters did.

You shut up. I'm going to the sheriff right now.

It's her word against mine, darling.

You are going to prison for this.

I'm what? I am what? A free man.

She was with my grandson, that's what she was.

She was, and she liked it.

She wanted it.

She's 15.

Well, yeah.

I'm into cougars these days.

I don't want you talking.

[Engine starts]

Close your eyes, baby.

What?

Close your eyes.

[Laughs]

[Engine revs]

Ugh!

[Thudding]

Where's Bonnie?

She's not here.

Where is she?

She went to go find Rebel.

Where's Rebel?

She was with Eli.

Again?

Yes.

Okay, where are they now?

I don't know.

She was at the park or something. I don't know.

Where in the park?

I don't know.

[Telephone rings]

How am I supposed to know?

Bonnie?

Larry: No. You need to come outside.

I can't deal with this right now.

Ma'am, I'm giving you the benefit of not knocking the door down.

Come outside, out of the trailer park, and walk to your left.

I'm not...

you didn't let me finish.

Or I'll come through the door and help you come outside.

Would you like the kid to see that?

Stay here, Mac.

Where are you going?

Just stay here.

Annie, where you going?

Just please stay here.

Hey. Get back inside.

Ma'am.

What, Larry?

What is this?

What? What is it?

Will you leave me alone?

I can't do that, sweetheart.