This week’s episode. What do you think?
By Laura McHale Holland
Carly runs the palm of her hand over her skirt, smoothing wrinkles that aren’t there. Facing her, a lawyer shuffles papers on hs desk until he finds the Last Will and Testament of Chloe’s biological grandfather, the man who had hired a drug dealer to kidnap and kill Carly and her daughter, Chloe. Now the old man is gone, knifed repeatedly in a prison bathroom—no witnesses, no suspects.
To Carly’s left her former boyfriend, who is also the dead man’s son, is texting someone on his cell phone. To his left is his mom, sitting tall and stiff. Carly looks straight ahead and sees a faint double rainbow just inside of the window behind the lawyer. She smooths the nonexistent wrinkles again.
The lawyer thanks them all for coming and begins reading. After several pages, he finishes and puts the will down. “This is preposterous,” the older woman declares.
“Let me see that,” the dead man’s son snaps. He stands up, snatches a copy of the will from the desk and starts reading.
Carly cannot speak. She and Chloe are inheriting half of the dead man’s business. It’s some kind of holding company that owns more than half the town. The rainbow glows.
All of the episodes in this series in the order in which they were posted follow: