SCENE OPENS from the POV of James (Tyler Nixon). His eyes are closed, so the screen is black. Suddenly, in reaction to the jarring sounds of a car crash, his eyes snap open. We hear him trying to catch his breath as he looks around, registering his surroundings. As his vision sharpens, he then notices Annie (Sovereign Syre), who sits at his bedside tending to him. She has a kindly look about her. He has amnesia and she informs him that she is his wife, pledging to take care of him until his memory returns.
Later that day after Annie leaves for work, James tries to use the internet but discovers it is not working. He sits back in his chair, puzzled. Something catches his eye: a photo of himself and Annie on the mantle nearby. They smile and look like the perfect happy couple. As he looks at it, his brow furrows quizzically. It’s as if there is something off about the photo but he can’t quite put his finger on it. But before he can investigate further, Annie unlocks the front door and enters.
Annie explains that the internet hasn’t worked for a long period of time, normal for the isolated rural area they live in. Before his accident, she had been bugging him to call the internet provider about it. BUT, she doesn’t want to bother him with this stuff now, insisting that SHE’LL call the internet company as soon as she can. She kisses him and leaves the room to get dinner started. He smiles after her, but a small glint of suspicion is in his eyes.
Later that night, James finds a suspicious receipt. He asks Annie about the receipt, which is for their wedding rings and is only two weeks old, although they’ve been married for ten years. She explains that they could never afford nice rings and a few weeks ago, he surprised them with brand new ones. James seems to believe her, but a growing seed of doubt has been planted.
Sometime later, James looks closely at a photo of him and Annie. It is clear that the photo has been altered in some way. James confronts Annie about the photo. She claims that there is something wrong with their printer that makes photos print out with errors. He accepts her explanation, but his suspicion is growing.
The next day, as James searches for something incriminating, his memory suddenly comes flooding back. Clear headed for the first time in a long while, James confronts Annie, angrily telling her that he remembers everything.
James now knows exactly what Annie’s been hiding from him, and he’s going to make sure that she NEVER forgets the price of deceiving him…