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(indistinct chatter)

Natalie, honey,

I thought we agreed

You wouldn't come

into your mom's office anymore.

But I miss her.

And I wanted

to draw her favorite flower

Like she used to.

I know, honey, I miss her, too.

But look, we're late

for the exhibit.

Come on. Let's go.

(indistinct chatter)


- Mr. Freeman!

- Hey, how are you?

- Hey!

- Thanks for coming.

- Congratulations.

- Thank you.

This is amazing.

Hi, how'd you hurt your foot?

I hurt it at the playground.

Are you here by yourself?

No, I'm here with my dad.

He's right there.

He's mad because he can't

find his painting.

Maybe we can help him find it.

Young derek: I can't.

He told me to wait here.

How's that gonna help?

Uh, yeah, why don't we step

into my office?

It's uh, private.

Yeah, yeah.

Mr. Mason,

can I offer you a drink?


My painting was supposed to be

in this exhibit.

I gave it to your wife.

When was that?

Last month.

It was about a week before

she... before her accident.

And I'm really sorry.

But when I heard you were

going ahead with the exhibit,

I assumed the painting would be

on display.

I was still hoping it would be

my big break.

I understand.

Do you have the paperwork?

No, she scribbled it on a napkin

And said

that's how she always does it.

Yeah, she did.

Um, her passion was art,

not business.

Do you have the napkin?

I don't have it.

Mr. Mason, I don't have

any record of your painting,

And you don't have

the paperwork,

And I have to get back

to my opening.

So that's it?

You're not gonna do anything

about this?

It was a painting

of this picture.

Look at it!


There's nothing more I can do.

What kind of business

are you running here?

I'm gonna tell everyone

that the freeman

And you stole my work!


Hey. Come on.

Let's go.

You'll regret this!

Come on, son.

I will ruin this museum!



Alex said your interview

went well yesterday.

It did, actually.

I have a second interview

with the higher-ups.

We're gonna have to

start planning these sessions

When maya's not around

to distract you.


Why don't you just paint me

from my photo

Like you always do?

Those aren't portraits.

Plus, I want this one

to be perfect.

What session does this make?


Six, I think.

No. Seven.

I believe natalie.

It's hard to sit still

for that long.

Yeah, especially when someone

keeps talking to you.

Maya, can you come over here,

Give me your opinion

on something?


You want me to see

the famous natalie masterpiece?

I'll give you my opinion!

Whoa, not so fast.

I didn't ask you.

It's going to be perfect.

What's wrong?



I was just trying to see

if I could find your initials.

Does this guy really think

Someone's gonna

steal his artwork?

Is that really

why you hide your initials

In all your paintings?

Steal or copy.

It happens all the time.

Museums take advantage

of artists every day.


And I just thought

it was a cute, quirky habit.




Yeah, this is natalie free...


Is he okay?

Uh, I'll be right there.

What's wrong?

Um, it's my dad.

Your dad?

He's at the hospital.

They think

he had a heart att*ck.

Yeah, I... I really gotta go,


I'll drive you.

No, no, no. It's okay.

You know hospitals.

I'll probably be there

all night.


I don't mind.


I'll be all right.


She never mentions

That she has any family

around here.

Yeah, just her dad,

But I don't think

they've talked in years.

Her mom d*ed when she was young.


he threw himself into work,

Left natalie to fend

for herself.

Do you think that's why

she didn't want you

To go with her?

I don't know.

She clearly

didn't want me there.

Hospital announcer (on speaker):

Doctor morris, dial 118, please.

Doctor morris, please dial 118.



Hey. Thanks for comin'.

Of course.

The nurse told me

you were out here.

So, how's your dad?

He's gonna be okay.

Thankfully he was wearin' this.

He's been wearing one of those

since we were in high school.

Good thing, too.

Dr. Byer said

the medicine in here

Is what saved his life.

Where's alex?

He offered to drive me,

But he knows me

as natalie calvert,

Not natalie freeman.

Why haven't you told him


I'm not a freeman anymore.

I thought I left my dad

and that life behind for good.

I just feel like I'm hiding

this big secret from him.

I mean, you kinda are.

Jeff: Is natalie staying at

the hospital with her dad?



And after he gets discharged


She's gonna stay with him

at his house for a couple days.

Hmm. Have you seen her?



We talked, texted a little,

but she won't let me help.

Some things are goin' on.

I can feel it.



Oh, flora,

it's so good to see you.

Hi, sweetie.

Hi, natalie.

I'm derek, the museum curator.

Nice to meet you.

It's cold outside, guys.

Come in.

Thank you.

It's so great

to finally meet you.

Your dad talks about you

all the time.

Do you remember

I used to make these for you

All the time.

Mm, how could I forget

Flora's famous

chocolate chip cookies?

(chuckle together)

Finally someone

to take 'em off my hands.

I'm uh, gettin' a little rotund.

(chuckle together)

Anyway uh, your dad wanted me

to bring you these files.

Mm. I just got him settled.

He really should be restin'.

I got bored.


But you just got home.

I got work to do.



We have an exhibit

opening next Friday,

And the freeman

has never canceled

An opening reception.

And do you remember

what the doctors told you?

Come on.

Let's talk shop in my study.

You got it, boss.

I'll take those.

Looks like I'm gonna need

to make a fresh pot of coffee.


It's beautiful, isn't it?

Yeah. It really is.

You know, I've been thinking

of finding something

That represents

a father-son bond

For the family exhibit

next month.

Would you consider?



We don't know its provenance.

It would be irresponsible

to display it at the museum.

All right. Easy, dad.

The doctors warned you

not to get upset,

And this is why you're

not supposed to be workin'.



Why don't you just

leave the papers here,

And he can get to them

after he's gotten

A little bit of rest.

I'm fine. I can work.

I'll let you two figure it out.

Why don't I walk you out?

Take it easy, mr. Freeman.

For all of us, okay?


Sorry about my dad.

Don't apologize.

He needs his rest.

Natalie: I know he's

the one that called you.

Work comes first for him.

It always has.

I'll see if I can get him

to look into that painting.

I'd appreciate that.

See you later.

Take care.

These just got delivered

for you.

I see you're still not

listenin' to your doctors.



I hope those are

what I think they are.


The future master art exhibit

is still six months away.

You have plenty of time

to prepare.

I started early

Because this year

has to be perfect.

20th anniversary.

It was mom's passion helpin'

out new artists.

Yeah, it was always

her favorite cause.

Do you think that I could have

one of those

For a talented artist I know?

Yeah, sure.

Um, come here for a second.

Have a seat.

I wanna talk to you

about something.

I just wanna thank you

for taking such good care of me

This past week.

That's what family does.

Well, I didn't.

I regret not taking better care

of you when your mom d*ed.

I should have been

a better father.

That was really tough.

I lost both of you

the day mom d*ed.


And you couldn't get away

fast enough.

You went off to college

and never looked back.

You never gave me an indication

you wanted me home.

I don't know.

Just you and your mom

had such a...

Such a special relationship.

I... I guess I just thought

I could never compare,

So I just threw myself

into my work

And I never tried.

I regret that

more than anything.

I needed you.

I know.

I know. I'm so sorry.

But I'm glad

we're back together now.

I was so scared that night,

I thought I lost you forever.

But then it made me realize

That I'm so glad

we have a second chance.

I'm so glad you're okay, dad.




Hey. How's your dad?

He's doin' a little bit better

each day.

Good. I'm glad to hear it.

Where's alex?

Just left.

Went to meet somebody

about a new commission.

I'll leave him a note.








I am so sorry.

Totally fine. You okay?

Yeah. I saw someone I knew.

And that is

not how my dad wanted me

To give you this.

No worries.

How's your dad doin' today?

He's restin' up for the openin'.

It's not what the doctors want,

but he's stubborn.

Will you be joining us?

I wouldn't miss it.

I should actually probably

go get ready.

It's been a long time

since I've been

To a freeman openin'.

It's good to have you back.



(indistinct chatter)



Don't leave the house

without this.

I know.

Thank you so much for coming.

Nice to meet you.

Thank you

for making tonight possible.

Um, well, you were determined

to make it happen,

And derek here did all the work.

Oh, stop.

Are you sure

I can't convince you

To work with your old man?

I think we make

a pretty good team.

Mm, don't think about it.

Don't you think it would be

great if she worked with us?

Yeah, come on!

Father and daughter

back together.

I mean, family

is the most important thing.

Yeah, see?

Even derek thinks

it's a great idea.

You yourself said

you want a job.

I don't even see

why there's a question.



Have you met derek, our curator?

Nice to meet you.


Nice to meet you.

Nice to meet you.

I'm danielle abbott.

And uh, you remember

my daughter natalie?


(robert laughing)



She's quite an artist

in her own right.

In fact, I have

one of her sunflower drawings

At my office.

Perhaps I should

have you appraise it.


Come on, dad.

She knows exactly how much

a kid's artwork is worth.

You know, I've seen pictures

of your mom,

And I've heard about

the passion that she had

For undiscovered talent.

You look exactly like her,

And you have the same passion

in your eyes.

Thank you.

That's a really

great compliment.



Um, do you mind

if I borrow your dad

For a minute?

We need to speak privately.

Yeah, of course.

Yeah, you know,

let's just call it a night.

I mean,

you've gotta be exhausted.

Yeah, I'll start

to pick up around here.

Don't worry.

We have a cleaning crew

for that.

Well, in that case,

I'm gonna go upstairs,

Take off these shoes,

and go to bed.

You guys have a good night.

- Have fun.

- Nice seein' you.

Let's go there.


can you just give us a minute?


I'm so sorry

to rush everybody off like that.

No, it's okay.

What's on your mind?

Um, I really don't know how

to say this,

And maybe you already know,

but this painting,

It isn't an original.


Well, what do you mean

the cantor's not an original?

An art collector friend of mine

just purchased the original.

I appraised it,

like a couple weeks ago.


this can't be happening again.

This has happened before?

It was an isolated incident.

I'm really sorry, robert,

But my friend has all

of the original documentation.

I had assumed that you sold it.

This was

my wife's favorite painting.

I would never sell it.

Certainly wouldn't hang a copy

on the walls of my museum.

That's why I brought it

to your attention.

If you'd like, I can try

to find more information

About the seller.

I appreciate that.

Who else knows about this?

Just my friend. And myself.

My friend

has just as much concern

About this painting

being stolen.

I'm sure.

I'd like to see a copy

of the appraisal.



I don't really see why there

should be a problem

With getting you a copy.

I'm sorry.


You okay, boss?

Huh? Yeah, yeah, I'm okay.

Has everyone else left?

Yeah, pretty much.



Make sure you lock the door

on the way out.

Okay, yeah. I can help you...

I'll talk to you tomorrow,





(takes deep breaths)


There's no signature.

What's this?



No. Not again.


No, no, no.


No! No! No, no!

(groans, pants)



Are you okay?

Um, I think I know who put

the future master's flyer

In your backpack.



Are you gonna tell me?

I think it was natalie.

That's crazy.

Why would you say that?

Because your natalie

is actually natalie freeman.


Sources report that

although robert

And his daughter natalie

were estranged,

They reconnected as he recovered

from a heart att*ck

Only weeks ago.

Unfortunately, after having

a fatal heart att*ck last night,

The art community

will suffer greatly

With the loss of robert freeman.

I've read enough.




It's okay.



Natalie: Thanks for bringing

over the donuts and coffee.

No problem.

Did you get any sleep?

I just can't stop thinkin'.

I don't understand

why my dad didn't

Take his emergency medicine

like he did last time.

Maybe he just didn't have time.

But that's the thing.

The doctor said

he wasn't even wearing

The pendant.

And he always wears his pendant.

Or... Or...

I can't even imagine

What you're going through

right now.

Thank you for comin' over here

And helping me sort through

some of the stuff

Before I meet up

with my dad's lawyer.

Of course.

This stuff can be confusing.

Trust me, I get it.

I don't even know the name

of half of these documents.

Did you know

there's something called

a letter of last instruction?

Your dad probably didn't know

When you guys

were gonna reconnect.

By signing a letter

of last instruction,

It's a way

where he can make sure

All of his affairs

are taken care of

Exactly how he wanted.

I guess that makes sense.

Where are the documents?

They're in my dad's study.

I can go get 'em.

I'll come with you.

We can work in there.



Wasn't expecting

to see you here.

Is everything okay?

Looks just like the original.

Yeah, that's what

they're paying me for.

As soon as I get my money

for this, I'm outta here.


When do you deliver it?

Tomorrow night.

Have you talked to natalie?


She tried calling,

But I still

can't get over the fact,

That she's a freeman.

I never would have started

a relationship with her

If I had known.

Is it really that bad?

Dude, she lied to me

about everything.

She knows how I feel.

After everything I told her

about my dad.

All he ever wanted

was validation

From people like the freemans.

But he never got it.

So he turned to booze

and threw it all away.

Now I find out she's a freeman.

I thought you said

she might be the one.


Natalie calvert

might have been the one,

But I don't even know

who natalie freeman is.

Dude, you should give

her a chance to explain.

Recorded voiceover (on phone):

Is not available.

At the tone.

Straight to voicemail again.

I don't even know

what to do anymore.

W... what are you doing?

I promised derek

I'd look into the provenance

Of this painting.

So I was gonna

take it downstairs

To my dad's office.

Can it wait?


Now that my dad's gone,

I really need to count on derek

To keep this museum runnin'.

And I get the feeling

that he doesn't quite know

What to think of me.

I was hoping that maybe

if I cleared the paintin',

And he could exhibit it,

that maybe it would help.

All right.

You know, there's someone

at my office

Who researches people

for my clients all the time.

I can have them look into it.

Really? That'd be great.


Yeah, no problem.

You have got a lot going on.

Hopefully I can have an answer

for you in a couple days.

Thanks, I appreciate that.

Can I also make a suggestion?

Of course.

Go find alex.

Go talk to him in person.

Find out

where the two of you stand.


Thanks for always lookin' out

for me.

Of course.


Hey, maya.

Sorry for stopping by so late.

No, I'm glad you're here.


I'm so sorry about your dad.

You know?

Mmhmm, yeah.


Does alex know, too?

That's why he's not answering

any of my phone calls

Or my text messages.

Can I get you somethin'

to drink?

No, I'm okay.

How do you know about my dad?

I saw an article

in my news feed.

There was a picture

of you two together.

How did alex take it?

Not well.

He was really upset.

He's mad because you lied

to him, natalie.

It's hard finding out somebody

is not who you think they are.

But that's the thing.

I'm exactly who he thinks I am.

I'm natalie calvert.

I haven't been natalie freeman

since before I went off

To college.

And I didn't lie

to him about anything.

I just didn't tell him


I suppose

you're upset with me, too, now?

Hmm. A little at first.

But then I realized you must

have had your reasons

To give all that up.

You're an artist.

And a freeman.

You had it made.

I'm not an artist like you are,

but I do love art.

I think I got that from my mom.

Do you have any idea when alex

is gonna be back?

Oh, natalie, he's gone for good.


Maya: He completely

cleared out his space.


I never wanted him

to find out this way.

I should have told him sooner.

I think he left that for you.


is this what I think it is?

He wrapped it a couple days ago.

Why don't you wait

till you get home to open it?


Yeah. You're probably right.

Thank you.

Of course.

And if you see alex,

Can you please just tell him

that I'm really sorry?

I'd like a chance

to at least explain.

I will. I promise.

Okay. I better get outta here.

I'll call you.









I wanted to thank you all

for comin' out here today.

My family has certainly gone

through some rough patches.

But I am so grateful

that I was able

To spend the last few weeks

with my father and reconnect.

(natalie sniffles)


Several of you are askin',

what's gonna happen

to the freeman?

And I'm pleased to let you know

That I plan to step in

for my father

And will do everything it takes

to fulfill my family's legacy,

And honor both my father

and my mother.

My hope's that you guys

will be patient with me

As I have some

rather large shoes to fill.


- I'm so sorry for your loss.

- Thank you for coming.

Thank you.


I'm so sorry

I didn't tell you first.

I really hope

I can still count on you

To keep the museum runnin'.

There's no way I can do this

without you.

Yeah, of course.

You can count on me

just like your father did.




Thank you for coming.


I am so sorry about your father.

(sniffles, sighs)

Um, there's something

I really need

To discuss with you.

Is everything okay?

Yeah. It's important.

I really need

to discuss with you.

Is it okay

if I come by the museum

Next week?


Of course.

- Okay.

- Okay.

Okay. Thank you.

That was really weird.

What do you think that's about?

I don't know.

Anyway, derek, thank you so much

for comin' and doin' everything.

Seriously, it's no problem.

I do have to go deal with uh,

some crazy artists,

Who wanna reschedule,

but uh, whatever you need.

Seriously. Okay?

If you need anything,

let me know, okay?

(indistinct chatter)

Thank you so much

for coming, guys.

I couldn't do this

without my friends.


Of course.

Luke: (indistinct

speech) was beautiful.



Your speech was beautiful.

I have to get back

to the office, actually.

Go, you've already missed

so much because of me.

I've been exactly

where I needed to be.


Maya: I'm free for dinner

tonight, if you'd like company.

Natalie, you okay?

Uh, sorry.

Um, company would be

really nice.

I'm gonna let you ladies go.

I'll see you soon.

I have to go

To my dad's attorney's office


But do you wanna

pick up somethin'

And maybe back

a little bit later?


Sure thing.

See you in a bit.











Are you okay?

Yeah, I think so.

What happened?

I don't know.

It all happened so fast.

Someone was here

when I came home.

I'm calling the police.


Oh my god.

Anything missing?

They took a painting

from my dad's study.

How valuable we talkin'?

It's only valuable to me.

They took the portrait

that alex did of me.


I don't think anything else

is missing,

But I can't be certain.

Maya said you were unconscious

when she got here.

I'm gonna call an ambulance

for you.

You better get that checked out.

Uh, no, that's okay.

I don't need an ambulance.

No, better safe than sorry.


and things like that,

You never know.

You wanna call that in?


Come on.


Oh, man.


Do you want me

to stay with you tonight?

I don't think that's necessary.

Hey, I... I was talkin'

to jeff earlier

While you were with the doctor,

And he said something

that had me thinking.


Do you think

this could have been alex?

What? Never.

Then why was your portrait

the only painting

That was taken?

Think about it, natalie.

Your parents owned a museum.

The paintings in your house

are worth a fortune,

But that's all they took?

Alex would never do that.

He would never hurt me.

Even if he wanted his paintings


I interrupted

the middle of a robbery.

Who knows

what they would have taken

If I hadn't walked in?

Listen to yourself.

You interrupted a robbery.

Okay, listen, it's getting

late, and I'm staying here.

Let's go inside.

Good morning.

Thank you.


How you feelin' today?

I have a knot

in the back of my head,

But all things considered,

not so bad.

Why don't I plan on staying

with you again tonight?

Oh, no.

Officer baker said

that people break in

During funerals all the time.

Especially if the person

had money.

That's horrible.

I know, it's sad.

But I do appreciate you staying

with me last night.

Why don't I make us

some breakfast this morning?

That'd be really nice.



She's beautiful.


Your mystery woman. Who is she?

Someone I thought I knew.

Reminds me

of your painting of dad.

I love that painting.

So you gonna tell me

what happened last night?

Showed up on my doorstep,

covered in blood.

I'm not the only one

who's worried.

Mom's been calling.

Did you disconnect your phone?

I didn't disconnect it.

I just turned it off

for a while.

I'm worried about you, too.

I mean,

are you in some kinda trouble?


You gonna do this?

I mean, dad would be...

I'm not dad!





(gasps, sighs)

Oh my god.


You scared me.

I guess we're even.

Sorry, I didn't see you in here.

Did you need somethin'

from my dad's office?

Uh, yeah, just uh,

just some payroll information.

Wouldn't the accountants

have that?

You know what? You're right.

Oh, you... I see

you took it out of the study.


Yeah, good thing, too.

Someone broke into the house

last night.

Wha... what?

What... what happened?

Luckily or unluckily,

I interrupted them

And they were only able

to take one painting.

Are you okay?

I'm fine.

I went to the hospital

and got checked out.

Oh, thank god.

You know, I could uh,

take that off your hands,

Add it to the catalog?

Mm, not yet.

I'm still waitin'

on the provenance.

Oh, I could do that.


but I'm kinda countin' on you

To keep the museum runnin'

while I learn the ropes.

I know how much you love

that painting.

I've always loved it, too.

It's one of my favorites.

I was hoping

that if we cleared it,

Then maybe we could exhibit it.


Uh, I'll just...

I'll leave you to your work.



Hey, you look good!


How you holdin' up?

It's been tough,

But I'm glad maya stayed

with me last night.

Is this a social visit

Or are you here

to paint with us?

Oh, come on.

It'll be good for you.

When was the last time

you picked up a paintbrush?

I'm actually here to see you.

Have you heard from alex?

I'm sorry.

And you honestly have no idea

where he could have gone?

I knew I should have told

the truth about my family

When things started

to get serious.

So you're really

gonna be runnin' the freeman?

My dad's attorneys

are finalizing it now.

Well, I still think you should

make time to paint.

For you.

I'm hoping

to do a little painting

Back in the office

when I have some free time.

Like my mom used to do.

Oh god, you guys would

have loved my mom.

Oh, actually,

I almost forgot something.

I have each of these

for you guys.

I was hopin' that you both would

submit one of your paintings

To the future master

art exhibit.

My mom started it

right before she d*ed.

She thought

it was really important

That talented young artists

have a chance

That they might not

otherwise get.


You really wanna put our artwork

in an exhibit at the freeman?

You both deserve it.


Wow. Thank you.

I gotta get back to the museum.

I'll catch up with you guys



All right.


Oh, man.


Come in.

Flora: There's a friend

of your father's here.

Danielle abbott.

She said you spoke

at the funeral.

Thank you, flora.

Please send her in.


Right this way.

I'm sorry.


I'm used to working

with your dad.

I guess I should have called.

That's okay.

Please have a seat.

Flora just likes to protect me.

Things have been a little bit

crazy around here lately.

Yeah. You've been through a lot.

How're you holding up?


it's a little overwhelmin'.

But I'm sure

that's not why you're here.

I'm afraid

that what I have to say

Isn't going to make things

any easier.

When I was talking to your dad

at the exhibit opening,

I didn't know anything

about his heart problems.


He wanted everyone

to think he was invincible.

Yeah. That sounds like robert.

But if I had known,

I wouldn't have done anything

To upset him that night.

What is it?

Take a look.


You think that the cantor

is a forgery?

A couple of weeks ago,

A close friend of mine mentioned

how excited he was

To purchase the cantor.

So you can imagine my concern

when I saw it hanging

In the museum the other night.

Well, how do you know

That your friend's

isn't a forgery?

I appraised it.

Yours is a forgery.

This doesn't even

make any sense.

My father would make sure

to authenticate every piece

Of artwork before he hangs it

up in his museum.

Our name is everything.

I know.

What else is goin' on?

I'm concerned that you may have

other forgeries.

Why would you say that?

When I spoke to your father,

He told me

that it wasn't the first time

That this had happened.

So when I walked in here,

I looked at a couple of

your other paintings.

The franklin

doesn't even have a signature.

I mean, natalie, it's a darcy.

It should have his signature.

You really need to go

to the authorities.

Of course.

But my family's museum

and the reputation

Is on the line here.

This could ruin everything

that my parents worked so hard

To build.

I'll try to buy you some time

with my friend.

But the longer you wait,

The more people

are going to think

That you have something to hide.

I understand.


Thank you.

(indistinct chatter)


Miss freeman!

Oh, tina. Call me natalie.

Okay, then, natalie,

I know the freeman

is your museum,

But photographing the paintings

is not allowed.

Some of our visitors

have complained.

I'm sorry.

I didn't know you enforced

that rule.

Yes, ma'am. Strictly.

Maybe you can take the photos

after hours,

Or if I'm not mistaken,

The museum

has professional photographs

Of each of the paintings

on file.

Well, I guess I'll have to see

what we have on the file.

And, tina, thanks

for doing such a great job

At enforcing museum rules.



Hey. Sorry I'm late.

I was researchin' a paintin'

and I lost track of time.

Don't worry about it.

Derek and I got you covered.

Natalie: Great. Thank you.

So what'd I miss?

Oh, um, okay, a few phone calls.

And a young lady

dropped a submission off

For the art exhibit.

Okay, great.

Um, did you set up

an appointment

So I could review her work?


She just

dropped the painting off

For you to review,

but I can go get it.

Uh, yeah, that'd be great.

Um, I'm gonna set the stuff

down and make a cup of coffee,

And then I'll take a look at it.

Well, I just made a fresh pot.

Mm, you do know how

to keep the freeman running.

All right,

let me grab that for you.

Great. Thank you.


(indistinct conversation

in distance)


(both chuckle)



(indistinct conversation)


Hi. So here's this.

Thank you.

And this.



this is actually really good.

Very emotional.


I agree.

Tell me a little bit more

about the artist.

What is she like?


I actually don't know anything

About the artist.

The young woman dropped it off

for someone

Who wishes to remain anonymous.

Anonymous? That's weird.

I thought that was strange, too.

I mean, I've been working here

a long time,

And I've never heard

of an aspiring painter

Who wants to remain anonymous.

The whole point

of having your work

In an exhibit

is to become known.


Yeah, I agree.

Thanks, flora.



Something wrong?

Where's my painting of dad?

What do you mean?

What did you do

with my painting?


I took it to the freeman.

You did what?

I don't want anything

to do with the freeman.

But you had the flyer!

And you're so talented, alex.

Everyone should see your work.

And you're right,

you're not dad.

You can do what he couldn't.

But you've gotta

get your work out there.

Let people see it.

I'm trying to help you.

You wanna help me?

Get my painting back.


Flora. What's wrong?

Oh, sorry.

Is everything okay?



The photographer

from the opening

Of the last art exhibit

had these couriered over today.

From the night dad d*ed?

Hmm. And they're beautiful.

You're really gonna love them.

I think it's better

that I look at these

A little bit later.

I think that is very wise.

You know, dad really loved you.

He and your mom

were like family to me, so..

He's lucky to have you

as long as he did.

I'm getting ready

to go meet luke at vieste.

Why don't I walk you out?

That sounds great.

(indistinct chatter

in background)

So, you think there are

forgeries hanging in the museum?

What are you gonna do?

I don't know.

Right now, I'm just tryin'

to figure out

Exactly how many paintings

are involved.

I just sort of feel

Like I'm letting

my entire family down.


How's any of this your fault?

Good evening.

Oh! Tony.

We actually have the osso buco

for the gentleman.

Thank you.

And my mother's famous meatball.

Oh! Thank you.


Looks delicious.

Thanks, tony.

(indistinct chatter)

Do you wanna look through

the photos together?

That'd be great.

Take your time.


That's a great picture

of you two.

I agree.

God, I'm so glad I have this.

I can't remember the last time

I took a photo with my dad.

Graduation maybe.

Oh, I love this one.

Looks like you guys are sharing

a secret.

God, I wish I could remember

what he was telling me.


He... he was wearin' it.


The pendant

with the medicine in it.

He was wearin' it

the night he d*ed.

I knew it! He always wore it!

Maybe it fell off when he tried

to take the medicine that night.

Or maybe it rolled

under his desk

During all the commotion.

I should look

at the office tomorrow.

Natalie, listen.

I know you wanna

find that pendant,

But you know

it's not gonna change anything.


I know. I just...


I really need to figure out

what happened that night.





What are you doing?

You need a hand?

No, um, I was...

I was looking

for my dad's pendant.

He was wearin' it that night

at the exhibit.

And I thought

that maybe it fell,

Rolled under the desk, um...

(natalie sobs)

You found him right here, right?


Your father was a great mentor

to me.

Uh, look, I'm... I'm sorry.


I'm gonna give you some space.

No, it's okay.

I was um, actually coming

to find you.

Um, can I ask you something?


Do you have a list

of all the paintings

That we've loaned out

the last couple years?

You know what?

Uh, flora has that list.

Why? Is there something wrong?

Um, no, I just got a request

for a paintin'

And I wanted to see

how we handled things.

Also, do you have um, an area

that you're keepin'

All the future master



everything we received so far

Is in the back storeroom.

Do you have another one for me?

Uh, yeah, it's actually

right over there.



Artists are so weird.

What is it?

There's no signature on it.

Why would you submit something

to the future master's exhibit

And not sign it?

The whole point of the exhibit

is to give exposure

To new artists.

Yeah, that's weird.

That's what flora said, too.

Well, you know, great minds.

Wait, stop.

I actually didn't realize that.

Maybe I should contact

the artist

And see if they wanna

add their signature to it.

Works for me.

I didn't know you

had a significant other.

Yeah, he was pretty special.



it didn't work out.

You deserve to be happy.






Can you get me the file on that

anonymous artist submission?

Sure, I'll bring it right in.



And then derek told me

that we have a list

Of all the paintings

that we've loaned out.

I'd like to see that, too.

Of course, but that list

hasn't been updated

In quite a while.

I mean, your dad

stopped lending paintings out

A couple years ago.

Not even the cantor?

Never the cantor.

That was your mom's favorite.




So I have the information

On the anonymous

artist submission,

But I'm so sorry,

I didn't realize

That she didn't fill it out

completely or really at all.

She only wrote down

her first name and phone number?

Yeah, I mean,

I should have caught that,

But it is so unusual for someone

To not fill out the application


So I'm sorry about that.

As long as this

is her real number,

This is all

I should really need.

- Okay, good.

- Natalie: Yeah.

Would you mind closing

the doors on your way out?


Of course.




Hi, uh, this is natalie freeman

from the freeman museum.

I was trying to reach harper.

This is harper.

Hi, I wanted to talk to you

about the painting

That you dropped off.

I wanted to get a...

Um, I'll be coming by later

to pick it up.


Um, I... I need it back.

The um,

the artist changed their mind.

Uh, I'm sorry

to have wasted your time.

Oh, you didn't bother me at all.

I actually think

the painting's wonderful.

I think

the artist shows true potential.

Thank you, but um,

they're just not interested.

Please, can we meet for coffee

to discuss it?

Please, just give me a chance.

If you want it back after that,

I'll understand.

Okay, I can meet you.

How about the coffee shop

on 11th?


Great. I'll see you then.




What are you up to, alex?

Are you okay?



Not really.

Um, I have an appointment,

but I wanted to talk to you.



Can you stay late?

Yes, of course.

I need you to do something

for me.

I'll meet you

in my office later on tonight.

Hey you.

What did natalie want?

She wants my help

with something.


She didn't say.

Okay, but you didn't tell her

about us, right?

Thought we're keeping that

a secret.

With all that she's going on,

I'm sure she doesn't care

that we're dating.

I... I know, but I'd prefer

if we kept it a secret, okay?


It'll be worth it, I promise.




(indistinct chatter

in background)

Are you harper?



Um, I ordered us two espressos,

But I can get you somethin' else

if you prefer.

Oh, espresso's great.

You don't have to do that.

Oh, I'm happy to.

I just appreciate

you meeting me here

On such a short notice.

Um, about that,

There's just no way

I'm gonna be able

To convince the artist

to show his work at the exhibit.

But it's a great opportunity.

I know.

He just got so mad

when I brought his painting

To the freeman.

Was he upset

because you took it to a museum,

Or because you took

it to the freeman?

I honestly don't know.

What if I talk to the artist?


Honestly, that would probably

just make everything worse.

Is the artist tryin'

to hide somethin'?

I never should have agreed

to meet you.

I'll come by tomorrow

to pick up the painting.

Wait. I know it's alex.





Did you get it back?

Um, I'm afraid

I really messed things up.

What? What did you do now?

I met with natalie freeman

to get your painting back.

Did you tell her who I am?

No! No, I swear.

But she figured it out.

Alex, how do you know her?

What's going on?

You're scaring me.

Harper, I know you're in there!

Expecting somebody?

I'll get rid of her.

No, let her come in.

It's time that I deal with her.

Harper, I'll go to the police!

I need answers!

I don't like this.



How do you know alex?

Come inside,

I'll explain everything.

I want you to tell me the truth.


What's goin' on?

Harper, wanna introduce me

to your friend?

She looks a lot

like someone I used to know.

I want my painting back.

Which one?

The one that harper brought

over earlier,

Or the others that are already

prominently hangin' up

In the freeman?



I guess I'm not the only one

Having secrets here.

How many?

How many what?

How many forgeries

did you paint?

It's not what you think.

I was hired to replicate.



Alex wouldn't paint forgeries.

Tell her.

I was painting replicas

for a private collector.

Or at least

that's what I was told.

Who told you that?

My contact.

He said his client had gotten

too old for museums

And his family just wanted

to surround him with the art

That he loves.

And you believed that?

I know how it sounds,

But I really thought

I was helping an old art lover.

How closely did you look

at them?

Because I didn't even try

To replicate

the artists' signatures.

And if I was

really selling forgeries,

I would have forged

the signatures, too.

I just wanted

to make some extra money

For my sister's college tuition.

Harper's your sister?

I knew something was wrong

at the last exchange.

My contact was really nervous,

And after he paid me

for the franklin,

I told him I was done.

He said that's too bad

Because my work

even duped the freemans.

And I tried

getting my paintings back.

That's when I gashed my arm

and I came here.


I saw you at the freeman,

taking pictures of the franklin.

You were there?



I walked over to talk to you

and then I saw you wink at tina.

Is she in on this, too?

Who's tina?

The security guard.

Look, I realized

she saw me taking the pictures

And I thought maybe

if I gave her a little wink,

I wouldn't get in trouble

for taking them.

And she bought that?

I don't know.

I got out of there

as fast as I could, but...

(alex sighs)

You have to believe me.

I had no idea

what they were doing

With my paintings.

I don't know what to believe


I have an appointment back

at the freeman.

I gotta go.

Natalie, wait.

You should go to the police.

Why would you say that?

You'll go to jail.

I might have painted

the pictures,

But I didn't hang them

in your museum,

And I didn't steal

the originals.

Do you know

that this could ruin everything

That my family worked so hard

to build?

You need to be careful, natalie.

Someone inside the freeman

had to have been involved.

How else

would my paintings be hanging

In your museum?

Do you understand

what I'm saying?

I'm so sorry for everything.

Please let me help you.

I gotta go.



Um, tina's waiting

in your office.

Okay, thank you.

And luke dropped this off

for you.

He said it was the information

about the artist

Who painted a father's love.

I know you really wanted

to find him,

But sadly he was k*lled

in a car accident 20 years ago.

Oh, sh**t.

Natalie, your dad was quoted

in the article about him.

My dad?


Okay, um, I'll look into it.


Thank you.


You look upset. I can come back.



I need to figure out

what happened to my father.

It's eating me up alive.

How can I help?

The paramedics told me

that you were on duty

The night that my father

had a heart att*ck.

I was, but, uh,

derek was the one who found him.

He tried everything to save him.

Do you remember

if he was wearin' his pendant

With his medicine in it

that night?

I'm sorry. I don't remember.

Did you ask derek?

Yeah, he doesn't remember.

I noticed that there was some

surveillance cameras

Outside my dad's office.

Can you please bring me

the tapes from that night,

So I can review them?


Do you want me to look at it

for you?

Some of that may be tough

for you to watch.

Uh, yeah, that's probably

for the better.

Thank you.

Let me see what I can find.

And tina,

You don't need

to hide your relationship

With derek to me.

I saw the two of you earlier


And it's fine.

Thank you. I appreciate that.

Can I ask you one more thing?


What do you know

about the franklin?

Uh, I'm sorry. I...

Which one is that?

I should have told you

That I don't know that much

about art.

I didn't know it was

a requirement for the job,

But I am happy to learn.

It's not. Thank you.

Tina, do you have a uh, minute

To talk

about new security updates?

Sure. Let's go.

What did natalie wanna talk

to you about?

She wants me to look

at the security footage

From the night her dad d*ed.

She wants to know

where he lost his pendant.

Well, that seems like a waste

of time.

Robert doesn't have any cameras

in his office.

She asked about the camera

outside his office.

It won't take me long.

Or you can say you looked

and saw nothing,

And you can meet me

on the rooftop

For some stargazing.

We haven't done that in a while.

It's a date then.

I'll get everything set up.











(derek laughs)

You looking for this?

Why would you do that

to mr. Freeman?

No, what did you do

to mr. Freeman?

What did you do to mr. Freeman?

Get off me!

Shut up! Shut up!

You couldn't just

leave it alone!

Why are you doing this?

The freemans took everything

from me.

What are you talking about?

You taking me.

(both grunt)




(takes a deep breath)



(indistinct radio chatter)

This is awful.

I mean, I just don't believe it.

I just spoke with her.

I don't know why she'd

do something like this.

I have no idea.



Officer baker. What's goin' on?

Um, why don't we go talk

in your office

So we can speak privately?

Excuse us.

(indistinct radio chatter)

Uh, why don't you sit down?

We've got some tough things

to discuss.


Do you mind

if I get this real quick?

Yeah, sure. Go ahead.

Okay, I'm sorry about that.

We found this with the body.


I'm so sorry about everything.

Your father found out

about the forgeries,

So I had to do it.


And we found this

in her hand with the note.

This doesn't make any sense.

So you didn't suspect tina

was doin' anything wrong?


she had me completely fooled.

I mean, I even had her help me

try and find this.

Are you saying

you believe her guilt

Was too much for her?


I don't know.

I'm so confused on everything

that's happenin' around here

Right now.

Well, that I would agree with.

A lot has happened

since you've been back

At the freeman.

I gotta get back out there

and help,

But I'll be

paying close attention

To everything

that goes on around here.

Come on, bowen.

(indistinct radio chatter)

Derek, I'm so sorry.

You must be devastated.

Yeah, she was uh,

she was a great co-worker.

Tina told me the two of you guys

were datin'.


I just... I don't know why

she would do that.

I know. Can I get you anything?

Coffee? Water?

You know what?

Water would be great.


Thank you!



Here you...


(grunts, pants)

You said my art was being sold

to a private collector.

I lied.


(grunts, pants)


Robert freeman said

The death of stephen mason

was a tragedy.

He was a single father

to an 11-year-old son, derek,

Who tragically witnessed

the whole thing.






Oh my god! Flora!

What's wrong?


Go get officer baker!

- The police just left!

- I need you to call them now!

I need to find derek!

Derek was going

to the loading dock

Like ten minutes ago!

I know it was you!

Tina sent me the video!


Your boyfriend's dead

in my trunk.

What did you do?

Come on, rich girl!

I remember exactly who you are!

I tried to help you

find your dad's painting

That night!

He's mad because he can't

find his painting.

Maybe we can help him find it.

I can't.

He told me to wait here.


(overlapping speech)

My father d*ed

And you had the painting

all along!

So you decided

to destroy the freeman!

You'll regret this!

I will ruin this museum!

He said

you were gonna regret it.

(both yell)



Come on!

Come on! Let's go, rich girl!


Come on! Come on!






(indistinct radio chatter)





I thought it was appropriate

to hang them side by side,

The same way they were created.

This is so exciting.

I can't believe I have...


We have our paintings hanging

in the freeman.

Exactly where they should be.

Dad would be so proud.

I know. It was his dream.

Actually, harper and I

have a surprise for you.

(indistinct chatter

in background)


do you wanna do the honors?



After you showed me

your father's work,

I knew it belonged here, too.

Harper was kind enough

to give me one

Of your favorite paintings.

I hope that's okay.

It's perfect.


You did good.

I still can't believe we got all

of the original art pieces back.

You worked hard

to make it happen.

We worked hard

to make it happen.

I don't know how I could have

gone through this last year

Without you.

You mean that?

Of course.

Your parents

would be so proud of you.
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