SCENE OPENS on Carly (Karla Kush) standing in front of a full-length mirror. She is holding a wedding dress to her front as she stares at herself in the mirror. Instead of looking happy, she is sullen, haunted.
Carly’s friend Emma (Liv Wild) knocks on the front door, then lets herself in. She calls out to Carly but Carly doesn’t acknowledge her. Emma finds Carly in the living room and is relieved. Emma is concerned about Carly’s sudden changes in behavior, confused about why Carly seems to be rushing into a marriage. Despite Emma’s sincere concern, Carly insists nothing is wrong.
Frustrated that she isn’t getting through to her friend, Emma leaves. Carly looks lost as she stares straight ahead at the mirror again while still holding the wedding dress. SOMETHING’S clearly wrong.
It’s Carly’s wedding night, but she’s far from happy. Her husband, Dean (Chad Alva), enters the room and seems to delight in her being miserable, especially when she confronts him.
As they argue, it becomes clear that Carly is with Dean because he was witness to a hit-and-run where Carly was the driver. He promised to keep her secret as long as she does anything and everything he says, including marrying him.
Realizing the full scope of what her life has become, Carly is inconsolable. Dean sidles closer to her on the bed in wedding night. When he reaches out to touch her hair, she pulls away as Dean tells her that that’s no way to behave as a blushing bride.
This is their honeymoon, so Carly better starts acting like it…