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(Emma) Previously on The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.

Stop! If it isn't dear deadWilliam's sweet little sister.

This is Nance O'Keefe,and she's invitingus to a party.

I'd like you to meetSpencer Cavanaugh, the writer of tonight's play.

See how it bringsout her eyes? Go upstairs.

There'sa bath waiting for you.

(Isabel)He's a theatre personfrom New York.

He and Lizzie had a meeting.

Looked like he was trying toseparate her from her money.

You should raiseyour skirt! – No, please!- Huh? Adele, just do as I say.

(Spencer screams) (man)Today we mourn, for we have truly losta great man.

Taken too soon, William Almylived to serve.

And he served the peopleof Fall River like a guileless angel, neither needing nor wantinganything in return.

His passing leaves a holein our lives and our hearts, which can only be salvedby remembering his good worksand gentle soul.

– Apologies.

– Oh, no bother.

– This isn't right.

– What would you prefer? Someplace near Motherand Father, of course.

Father at least.

William was a murdering,blackmailing bastard.

You really want that in yourfather's final resting place? When you put itthat way.

(man)Pardon, ma'am.

Who will speakfor the dead here? – Me?- You are the eldest.


– brother.

– Half.

In life you werenothing by trouble.

In death.

– you finally have peace.

– Amen.

May God have mercyon your soul.

We ordered your headstone.

It will be here next week.

– Let's go.

– Thank you.

No trouble.

It's a beautiful day.

Do you want to havebreakfast downtown? Honestly, I'd liketo lie down if that's all right.

Anything the matter? I'm just tired.

This has beena stressful week.

Let's get you alltucked into bed.

I have some recipesI'd like to try for the party.

Oh, yes, the party.

It'll be a perfect startto our new life of leisure.

It's all rest and relaxationfrom here on out.

(flies buzzing) – Who is he?- Does it matter? Just chop him upand dump him in the bay.

We doing other people'sdirty work now? As long as they'repaying, yes.

She give you enoughto make it work my while? And who might"she" be? Lizzie Borden.

Oh, Skip.

You on her hook,or is she on yours? (chuckles) I'll let you know.

Oh, tea? Yeah, please.

(Siringo)You know that there'sa fair in town next week? You like elephants? (laughs)Sure.

So, you know,Spencer Cavanaughnever did come back.

Yeah, you said you sawhim with Lizzie,is that right? Yes.

It's not unusual for someoneto skip out on a bill.

You think he skipped out? Don't think that every timea sparrow dies, Lizzie Borden is to blame.

You said that yougrew up with her.

Yeah, I did.

You mind sitting? You have time?Please.

Ezekiel says you'rea dangerous man.

That you're a Pinkerton,and Pinkerton are killers.

Is that a question? Are you a killer? I've taken lives,yes, Isabel.

You planning on taking anywhile staying under this roof? Well, it's nevermy intention.

I take no joy in it.

But it happens? You kill people.

If circumstancesdemand it, yeah.

Circumstancesyou create? No, I don't create them.

I end them.

You're creatingthis circumstance.

I'm just tryingto understand.

Why don't you tell me.

what was she like? She never stood out.

Just your average,everyday girl, huh? (chuckles) She was a monstrous child.

She never causedany trouble as far as anybodyelse could see.

Tell me, not every sparrowfalls, but maybe one or two? When she wasabout 10 or 11, after church a boypushed her in the mud, ruined her dress.

Week later at thechurch picnic, he accidentallydrowned in a pond.

They found his stomachwas full of mud.

Like he'd beenforced to eat it.

What else? The mayor's daughter,she liked to ride a horse through the gardenbehind the hospital.

She liked the smellof trampled flowers.

That ended when the horsestepped in a hole dug in the dirt.

Broke its leg.

Had to be destroyed.

What about the girl? She spent three monthsin that hospital recoveringfrom a broken back.

Lizzie was volunteering there,visited with her every day.

Everybody saidLizzie was an angel.

When the three months was up,the girl died of sepsis.

Did you think shewas an angel? No.

I think, Mr.

Siringo,these circumstances are gonna end bloody.

Not if I can help it.

(Ezekiel)Isabel! I have to go, Mr.


Charlie, please.

(Madhouse by The Black Box Revelation) ♪ ♪ ♪ Snakes are leading my waythrough the madhouse ♪ ♪ Madhouse ♪ ♪ Pleasing, teasingHolding my own breath ♪ All right, that'senough of that.

You look likehobbled donkeys.

Let's try some otherkind of pose.

Perhaps something more.


Do you knowwhat I mean? Shall we? Sexy.

Be sexy now.


Stick your hand–Okay, good.

Now hold it there.

Right, now we'll takea minute and then we'll, um– We'll do Daphnis and Chloe,and you'll be the boy.

(Skipjack)Phipps, I need your talents.

Bring your rig,and let's go.

You told me you neededthis batch by tomorrow.

They'll keep.

Let's move.

(knocking at door) Nance, what aterrific surprise.

Hello, Lizzie.

Oh, come in.

Come in.

Are you herefrom New York? I am.

I went to your old housebut your neighbors told me you moved.

We just madethe switch.

Actually, we're havinga party here tomorrow night to celebrate.

I would love itif you could come.


There's somethingthat I've come here– It's so wonderful to see you.

Good to see you too.

(Nance)I'm here on a bitof a mission actually.

Oh, really?Something intriguing? Well, I hope not.

I'm looking for my brother.

You have a brotherin Fall River? He came to see youlast Saturday.

It's been four days.

I haven't heardfrom him since.

I'm not sureI understand.


Spencer Cavanaughis my brother.

Do you knowwhere he is? (screaming and stabbing) (crying) Somebody, please.

help me.

(sobbing) Please.



(Nance)It's just not like him.

(Lizzie)And you're sure he's notin Boston? Miss O'Keefe.

How lovelyto see you again.

Hello, Emma.

Spencer Cavanaughis missing.

I don't know if "missing"is the right word.

Spencer isNance's brother.

Oh, I didn't–I didn't know that.

I just can't seemto locate him.

He's gone off before.

He does that sometimes.

Well, he was just here.

He showed us a bit of his newplay in our old barnwith Adele.

Who's Adele? A local girl thatwe were taking care of.

She's run off.

When? Uh, Sunday nightit was, right? And you met with Spencerat the hotel that afternoon toback his play? Yes, that was the lasttime I saw him.

This Adele,is she pretty? – And a bit dim.

– (laughs) That's how he likes them.

Well, maybe he tookher to Boston.

Why Boston? He's trying to raise moneyfor his play.

I'm told no onethere has seen him.

Maybe you shouldgo to Boston, and if he turns up here,we'll get word to you.

Yes, I shouldtry that.

(wood creaking) (shuddering gasp) Hello, Adele.

(crying) (Lizzie)All right.

Here you go.

Come on, sweet girl.

I know, I know.

Oh, there you go.

– Okay.

– (coughs) Okay, not too fast.

Come on.

Oh, there'smy sweet girl.

There you go.

(coughing) Oh, you're safe now.

You're safe and sound.

As long as youpromise me– Promise me– That you won'tmisbehave again.

– Mm-mm.

– No.

– (sobs)- Do I have your promise? Yes, Miss Lizzie.

I'll be good.

I promise I'll be good.

All right.

Poor girl.

Lizzie? Lizzie? Yes? I have some bad news.

Well, then let's startwith good news.

Come on.

Adele has comeback to us.

How wonderful.

– Adele, how are you?- I'm fine.

Has she shed any light onthe missing Spencer Cavanaugh? The last I sawof Spencer Cavanaugh was on Saturday afterour performance in the barn.

After his departure,I didn't see him again.

To this day Ihave not seen him.

That's all I know.

Is she all right? Yes.

Well, she had a coupleof rough nights on the row, but she'll be okay.

Who's coming to the party? Oh, none of these people.

They've declined.

And these are the only replieswe've received for a party that beginsin less than six hours.

No one wants this.

– I do.

– I don't.

Especially so soonafter William's death.

It's unseemly.

Emma, we need to introduceourselves to the neighborhood.

Lizzie, do you honestlythink the neighborhood doesn't know who we are? Trust me.

At 9:00 tonight,this house will be filled with life and laughter.

(knocking at door) My, what a dayof surprises.

Good afternoon,Miss Borden.



What can I do for you? I hope you don't mindthe interruption.

I was having some thoughtsabout our agreement and wondered if you mightnot have time to discuss.

– Actually, no— Well, I'll only be a minute.

– Hello there.

– Hello.


Flowers, this ismy sister Emma.

How do you do? – Pleased.

– And you already know Adele.

Oh, shit in my hat.

Adele, I hardlyrecognized you.

Has he come for me? Will you give usa moment? Emma, a word? Stop acting likea child.

You're done with him.

– Who is that man?- He's nobody.

Nobody doesn't ooze menace allover our living room.

Oh, my God.

Adele, you need to go.

Go down to the florist and see if the hydrangeasare ready for delivery.

We need them by6 p.



– Go.

– Yes, ma'am.

Thank you, ma'am.

Who is he? Her father?Husband? Her former employer.

Oh, a procurer,in our house? – Emma, stop.

– What does he want? Well, why don't I go find outand then I will send him on his way.

Do you want to gowith Adele? No.

No, I wantthis madness to end.

So it will.

We can talk? I would likeour business to continue.

We haveno more business.

You took care of that thingwe talked about? Sure, but who's to saythere might not be something in the future? Me.

You know,I've had a thought.

Uh, what's it called? – Asking for trouble?- A retainer.

to keep me andmy services at hand.

A retainer? 15% of your familybusiness monthly.

(laughs)Absolutely not.

(chuckles) You seem to bevery fond of Adele.

Be a shame if somethinghappened to her.

Don't threaten me.

I believe I threatened Adele.

My threat against you comesafter I threaten your sister.

Now, you think about it, and get back to me.


Might be helpfulto have you around, but 15% is way too high.

We're not negotiating.



The first payment will beat the end of this month, in full, as a signof good faith.

Good day, Miss Borden.

(florist)I'll check and be right back.

– It's Adele, is it?- Yes.

Thank you.

Hmm, that's beautiful.

(gasps) Yes, very pretty.

You staying with the Bordensisters, Adele? What? Well the only reasonwhy I ask is, uh, a good friend of mine,Spencer Cavanaugh, he had a meeting withLizzie a couple days ago and, well,he's gone missing.

You know where he is? – No.

– No? The last I sawof Spencer Cavanaugh was on Saturday afterour performance in the barn.

After his departureI didn't see him again.

To this day Ihave not seen him.

That's all I know.

Whoever wrote that must haveput in a few punctuationmarks, Miss Adele.

– I need to go.

– Well, hold on a second now.

– What happened in the barn?- Nothing.

You said somethingabout a performance.

I need to go.

That's a lot of flowersfor the Bordens.

They hosting a funeral? Spencer gonna be there, Adele? (florist)What's going on? I'm not saying that.

I'm saying I don't agreewith reaching outside of the circle to do businesswith that particular woman.

You think it's got anythingto do with the fact that she knocked you flaton your ass? You best watchyour tongue.

Flowers is the boss.

He decides what's what.

You kiss his ass withhis pants on, Jimmy? Or do you pullthem down first? Got a smart mouthon you, don't you? Maybe a boy should payattention to whatit's got to say.

I do my job, bellies are full,everybody's happy.

Oh, yeah.

We're all livingthe high life.

Barely getting by whileFlowers keeps all the cream.

Don't worry about himgiving a raise anytime soon.

Not since you gotbeaten up by a girl.

Well, if you don'tlike the way he's running thingsdo something about it.

Or you could cut your throats,save him the trouble.

You boys never couldsee over the next hill.

Lucius, pour thatkicked dog a pint.

He's got a vision.

The rest of us are just blind.



Let the house–Let the house get you a beer.


(Lizzie)Well, what didthis man look like? He's not from here.


Over 6 feet.

Dark clothes.

Which way did Adele go? That way.

And him? – The other way.

– Well, thank you.

Can you have the flowersdelivered please? Absolutely.

Do you know whothis man was? No, not in the slightest.

Probably a customer.

Can we not discuss this? You've brought a dangerouselement into our lives.

Emma, I'm concernedabout Adele right now.

She's out there.

She's all alone.

Adele will wander back,I have no doubt.

So, uh, we hear you'rehaving a party.

Is there gonna be cake? Can we "axe" youfor a piece? What's so funny,boys, huh? (fabric ripping) I catch you again,you're in trouble, you hear? Thank you so much.

They've torn your coat.

Oh, that's–that's all right.

– No, that's all right.

– Let me fix that for you.

No, it's not necessary.

It is necessaryfor me to show my appreciationfor your efforts.


Trotwood,give Emma your coat.

Your silhouette willbe greatly improved.

Well, my silhouettecould use it.

Well, all right.

Are you coming toour party tonight? We sent youan invitation.

I have to workunfortunately.

But I hope to attendthe next one.

If there isa next one.

Emma thinksthe four horsemen of the Apocalypseare going to show up and ruin everything.

– One ought to do it.

– Thank you.

I'll have this donein two hours.

I'll be byto pick it up.

She's a good woman,your sister.

Yes, well, she seesthe best in everyone.

(mellow rock music) ♪ ♪ ♪ The writing's on the wall ♪ ♪ The sky's about to fall ♪ ♪ The darkest days are here ♪ ♪ The end is getting near ♪ ♪ And you better run,run, run ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ Run, run, run ♪ ♪ You better run, run, run ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ You better run, run, run ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ He's got your soulin his sights ♪ ♪ It's a full moon tonight ♪ ♪ You won't seethe morning light ♪ ♪ Nowhere left to hide ♪ ♪ Nothing left inside ♪ ♪ You pray to stay alive ♪ ♪ 'Cause you might notsurvive ♪ Mr.

Cavanaugh, I presume.

♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ Mr.


I have something for you.

What is it? It is a note.

From who? I couldn't say.

I found it in the mail slot,just now.

♪ ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ You better run, run, run,you better run ♪ ♪ You better run, run, run,you better run ♪ ♪ You better run, run ♪ Adele? ♪ You better run ♪ I'm just here to listen.

♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ ♪ When the devilcalls your name ♪ You disappoint me.

I'm depending on you to doyour job, Mr.


What's your businesswith Adele? Does your sister knowthat you hired me? How could she? Oh, she's prettydamn clever.

She confronted mesix days ago.

What happened toSpencer Cavanaugh,Miss Borden? – He went to Boston.

– Oh, really? I demanded theutmost discretion.

How is it possible thatyou're known to my sister, intimidating her friends, and failing toprove her innocence? Because I can't.

Well, then I'll hiresomeone who can.

Where was your sisterthe night that Almygot killed? William did that.

Hmm, it's a shamewe'll never find out.

You watch yourself.

You know what,Miss Borden? I could easilytake your money and give you a reportthat guarantees your happiness.

I thought you'dbe different.

Someone from the outsidewithout preconceptions.

Well, I'm just seeingwhat's in front of me.

– How come you can't?- Vindicate my sister! I'm starting to thinkit's not about her.

You're the onethat's in trouble.

If Lizzie's the monsterthat I think she is, then what's it say aboutthe woman that raised her? I have no use for you.

You're fired.

Leave Fall Riverand don't return.

Yes, ma'am.

Ah, Mr.


I'm gonna brightenyour day.

– Ah, you're checking out.

– I am indeed.

Well, I'm surethe Pinkertons will find something despicablefor you soon enough.

Isabel, when you'redone there, go clean Mr.

Siringo's room, please.

– Scrub it good.

– Excuse me.

Did I hear you right?Are you with the Pinkertons? – Well, yes, ma'am.

– My brother's missing.

(Ezekiel)If I could getyou to sign here.

I need your help.

I've just been to Boston,where he was supposed to be.

What's your brother's name? Spencer Cavanaugh.

Isabel, don't troubleyourself.

I'm gonna be stayinga little bit longer.

I'll do up your bedfor you, Mr.


Thank you.

Can I havemy brother's key? – Are these your bags?- Yes.

It's just upstairs.

(If You Know What's Good For You by Elijah Honey) ♪ ♪ ♪ I'm the devil in disguise ♪ ♪ Speaking in tonguesand raising fires ♪ Where do you want to pee? ♪ If you knowwhat's good for you ♪ – ♪ Stay away from me ♪- Just do your business.

♪ ♪ ♪ Yeah ♪ ♪ If you knowwhat's good for you ♪ ♪ Stay away from me ♪ Do your business.

Go on.

Do it.

(sighs)I'm cold.

Miss Borden.

(dog yelps) Hello, Mrs.


I hope you're well.

Why wouldn't I be? My sister Emma and Iare having a party later this evening.

I'm aware.

You received our invitation? I did.

I won't be attending.

Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

I'm sorry thatmy lack of response was ambiguous enoughto drag you to my property.

Well, it's reallyno trouble.

I wanted to make surethat your response was not delayed by the postor some such thing.

Miss Borden,I understand your desire to try andrehabilitate your reputation.

But neither Inor anyone else on your list of invitationshas any desire to be your instruments of salvation.

To be clear,you are despised.

The sooner you leavethis neighborhood, the better.

So you're definitelynot attending.

♪ ♪ Come on.

(humming) All I know is hedidn't come back after his first night hereand he left his suitcase.

That woman with the scartold me that he went out – with Lizzie the— Isabel.

– You want some?- I'm good.

Thank you.

On his second evening here,he sat here with Lizzie, she left,and then he went out.

Alone, right.


And he didn't goto Boston.

What are you looking for? His problem.

He would never leavewithout this.


It's my brother's curse.

Where are you going? Back to Lizzie.

She knows something.

I wouldn't do that.

You don't want her to think thatyou're a problem.

What? You thinkshe killed my brother? Where's your proof? Well, a lot of peoplehave been dying lately, and they're allconnected to Lizzie.

She's notorious,but she's not vicious.

Miss O'Keefe,you seem very sweet.

But you have no ideawhat Lizzie is capable of.

I'd stay out of it.

It's like a beehivein here.

Isn't it wonderful? What's wrong, Emma? It's just beena day, that's all.

Adele is upstairs.

She came back? There's something wrongwith that girl.

Can you just make surethey leave room in there for the band? We have a band coming? Of course we do.

It's a party, silly.

– What did you tell him?- Nothing.

Who is he? A detective.

A Pinkerton.


Did he ask youabout Spencer? – What did you tell him?- I didn't say anything.

– Don't lie to me.

– I'm not, I swear.

I left beforehe could ask.

– Did he follow you home?- Here? (stammering) Is he outside watchingthe house right now? I don't know.


I'm sorry.

What are we gonna do? We killed someone.

We have to go.

This is not a problem.

– Please, Miss— Come on.

Come with me.

Let's go.

Miss Borden.

It feels likea mother's embrace.

– Stop it.

– I'm being serious.

This–This is wonderful.

It's all for the party? I wish you could come.

As do I.

It'd be goodto see you happy.

Enjoying yourself,I mean.

I'm afraid it's gonna bea somewhat tragic affair.

At the momentwe have no one attending.

I-I don't understand.

Oh, I think you do.

Who wants to be seenwith the Borden sisters? I have no problemwith that.

Well, you're avery brave man.

It's the coat mostly.

It just, uh–Justmakes me look tough.

Even tougher now.

Um, I, uh, – I should get going.

– Of course.

I'll let you get on.

Have a wonderful night.

And give my bestto your sister.

Thank you againfor the fix.

I truly appreciate it.

It's my pleasure.

What are we doing here? Taking care ofsome business.

Hurry up.


– Who's there?- Miss O'Keefe, it's Isabel.

I brought yousomething to eat.

May I ask you a question? Of course.

What do you thinkof Lizzie Borden? You see, Mr.

Siringothinks she might have something to do withthe disappearance of my brother.

I wouldn't knowanything about that.

You saw them together.

You can leavethe tray in the hall.

(rock music) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ You know who heworks for.

(grunting) Well, anyway,it's good to earn my 15%.

Haven't earned it yet.

There's stillone more matter to discuss.

Another inconvenienceto remove? Sadly, yes.

♪ ♪ Skipjack.


– What?- How far we taking him? Here is good.

♪ ♪ (man)Hey! (train whistle blowing) Anybody drinking? No, thank you.

Don't worry, I won't letanything happen to you.

You don't worry about her.

She knows her way around.

Have a seat.

Let's discuss our future.

Miss Lizzie, pleasedon't leave me here.

No, of course not.


Flowers and I just havesome business to discuss.

Be out of herebefore you know it.

Sure you're not drinking? No, I've broughtmy own amusements.

Well, I like a womanwho travels prepared.

So, let's talk aboutour next event.

– Event?- Who's next? It's going to costyou more by the way.

I'm expecting that.


(laughs) My.

What's that? It's my father'sold straight razor.

Do you want it? No, thank you.

I have a barber.

This then? (gagging) (Holy Ghost Station by The Dustbowl Revival) ♪ I'm going down ♪ ♪ Holy ghost station ♪ ♪ My baby is going home ♪ ♪ And though she been dead ♪ ♪ Three long years, Lord ♪ ♪ I'm so tired ♪ ♪ ♪ (lively music) ♪ ♪ Sweet mother of God.

(faint string music) ♪ ♪ (Lizzie)Nance? What is this? It's all our friendsfrom New York.

I invited them uplast minute.

I wanted you to come,and you came.

I'm so happy.

Nance, what's the matter? Spencer.

– Have you found him?- No.

I sent a man to askyou questions.

You did? A policeman? Well, I haven'tseen him.

– But I've been busy.

– I want answers, Lizzie.

Nance, I've given youevery answer I have.

The last time I saw Spencerwas Sunday in the hotel lobby.

I don't know what elseI can tell you.

Are you lying? I have no reason to lie.

Spencer is a goodand talented man.

He asked me for helpwith his art, and I gave it to him.

I'm frightened, Lizzie.

Oh, I know you are.

I know.

But you can trust me.

No matter what other peoplehave told you, I am not a monster.

Now, let's go insideand have some fun.

Put all this darknessbehind us.

Just for a little while,okay? – Okay.

– Come on.

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