SCENE OPENS on Linda (Krissy Lynn) and her 18-year old step-daughter Sam (Kamryn Jade), who sit together in the living room. The air is somewhat somber as they talk about the man of the house, who has passed away, leaving Sam and Linda financially destitute. They are thankful that Uncle Jerry, the man’s step-brother, will be coming to stay with them to help them.
Sam thanks Jerry for coming to stay with them. Jerry says they’re family, so of course he’s going to try and help them through this tough time. They have a moment of silence, but Sam ushers them along to avoid them grieving for too long. She tells Jerry where his room is, and he goes off with his luggage.
Sam turns to her mom and hugs her. She knows it’s going to be hard, but they’ll get through this together. Her dad couldn’t have chosen a more wonderful woman to be her step-mom.
Linda hugs Sam back, smiling thinly, as though it’s still hard for her to smile even if she appreciates the kind words.
‘We’re going to get over this together…as a family,’ Sam insists.