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Chance: Thank you. Well, good morning, victoria.

Victoria: Hello, chance. How are you?

Chance: Not too bad. How about yourself?

Victoria: Dragging a little. It was a late night with the kids. None of us could get any sleep.

Chance: Yeah, well, I’m sorry. I’m sure they’re feeling the loss of ashland.

Victoria: They’re coping, considering the circumstances.

Chance: Well, it’s good they have so much support. You know, when you’re investigating a death, sometimes you forget how many people it affects.

Victoria: Yes, that’s very true. Like ashland, who was not well-liked. To be honest, he left behind a lot of grief and pain. Your investigation isn’t really helping matters.

Chance: You know I’m just doing my job, right? I know it might seem heartless, but somebody’s gotta do it.

Victoria: I understand. I can handle your questions. I’m not intimidated by you.

Chance: Well, good, ’cause that’s not my intention. You know, honestly, nothing would make me feel better than to just close the book on this thing and move on.

Victoria: Well, if you really feel that way, then why don’t you put a stop to this investigation right now?

Abby: Thank you.

Adam: Hello, abby.

Abby: [ Chuckles ] Adam, hi. How are you?

Adam: I’m good. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it?

Abby: Well, you were here yesterday, weren’t you?

Adam: Oh, I — I come in all the time. I just mean, it’s been a while since you and i have had a chance to talk.

Abby: Well, I guess I’m shocked that you’re even supporting my restaurant, since you are cutting ties with anything newman these days.

Adam: [ Chuckles ] Well, I can’t quit society. First of all, the food is delicious, and I think I would be punishing myself if I didn’t come here. Where else would I get the little crab-puff appetizers?

Abby: Nowhere in this town.

Adam: And secondly, my issues with our father and how he does business don’t have anything to do with you and me. There’s no reason we can’t have a conversation. Unless you disagree.

Abby: No, that seems fair. Your conflict with our father has nothing to do with me. And we have been civil. So, uh, sure. You know, why don’t I send you some crab puffs, on the house?

Adam: Oh, that is so nice. Thank you.

Abby: Will you be dining alone, or is someone joining you?

Adam: Um, dining solo. But actually, if you have a moment, I would love to talk to you about something.

Abby: Mm. Yep. There it is. You are being so pleasant, but you had an agenda the whole time, didn’t you?

Adam: You caught me.

Abby: Yeah. I knew you were buttering me up for something more than just the crab puffs, so, please, what would you like to talk about?

Adam: The death of ashland locke.

Sally: I understand that. Yes, chloe filled me in. But we need that data, jacob. I am meeting with three big advertisers next week, and i need to inform them who our audience is. If they like what they hear, they give us more money, which, in turn, I can pay you to do your job. If they don’t like what they hear, what happens? That’s right. So it is imperative that I get that data before the weekend. Yeah, I know you can do it. Just do it twice as fast. Oh. I didn’t hear you come in.

Victor: You and I have not spoken since you became C.E.O. Of newman media. I think we should talk.

Chance: Look, you and I both know it’s not that easy. I-I can’t just drop an investigation like this.

Victoria: You know, yesterday, you were talking about seeking the real truth and being devoted to the ideals of justice. But what exactly does that mean in this case?

Chance: Well, I’d love to hear your perspective on that.

Victoria: You have this notion that my father orchestrated this fake car accident. Why he would do that, I have no idea. You’ve gathered all of this information. You’ve talked to everyone about that night. You’ve done all of this work to support your theory, but you have absolutely no evidence to back it up. So I have to wonder, where is this headed?

Chance: You know I can’t tell you that.

Victoria: But if you really thought that ashland was dead before he was put into that car, are you going after my father for obstruction, or are you disputing nick’s account that he hit ashland in self-defense? You wouldn’t really, really accuse nicholas of killing ashland in cold blood and then conspiring with my father to come up with some cover story.

Chance: I never accused them of that.

Victoria: No. No, but I can tell that’s where you’re headed. You can’t accept that ashland’s death was an accident no matter where it happened. So what is your endgame? You wouldn’t go so far as to charge nick with murder, would you? Hi, I’m karen.

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Nick: What’s going on?

Victoria: Well, I was just asking chance about his investigation. I wanted to know if he was prepared to ask the D.A. To charge you with murder.

Chance: [ Scoffs ] I have to admit, I admire your bluntness.

Victoria: Well, I’m just trying to figure out where your head is at. I mean, you said that you were on our side… but now it seems like you’re determined to prove that some sort of crime was committed. So I would appreciate an answer to my question about my brother.

Nick: I’d like that, too.

Chance: Okay. Well, I believe that you two acted out of good faith when you called me. I also believe that you had no intent to harm ashland. Whatever happened, it was an accident.

Nick: Yes, it was.

Victoria: Then why isn’t this matter settles? Because the way you just explained it, the case is closed.

Chance: Because we still do not know what happened from the time ashland was lying on your floor to the moment we found him in that ravine.

Nick: We have told you all the information we know.

Chance: And I’m not gonna tell you my next steps ’cause they will be informed by the outcome of my investigation. But you two should know, the more brazenly defiant you are, the more certain I am that I am on the right track — that you know what happened and you’re covering up for your father.

Abby: What’d you order?

Adam: Uh, the huevos con chorizo, with the verde sauce.

Abby: Mmm. You won’t be disappointed.

Adam: I hope not. So, what do you know about ashland’s death?

Abby: Not much more than anyone else. I was shocked. Weren’t you?

Adam: Uh, yes and no. I mean, when he came back to town, I got the sense that something terrible could happen, but I didn’t expect the guy was gonna turn up dead.

Abby: Yeah, it was awful, but I’m not gonna shed a tear for that man. I just hope that victoria gets some closure soon.

Adam: Me too. I haven’t had a chance to talk to her yet. And I think that my condolences would be welcomed. I’m sure she’s grateful to have your support. Does she seem okay?

Abby: W-we just talked over the phone, but it’s been rough.

Adam: Rough for her. Not so rough for our father.

Abby: What does that mean?

Adam: Well, he doesn’t seem too broken up about what happened, does he?

Abby: How would you expect him to react? Ashland put our family through hell. What, you think dad should be mourning?

Adam: Good point.

Abby: I just hope to never hear the name ashland locke ever again.

Adam: Well, that’s gonna be pretty unlikely, given the fact that your husband is investigating his death. I mean, that has to put you in a difficult position.

Abby: Why would you say that?

Adam: Look, abby, we don’t have to tiptoe around it, okay? I talked to chance. I know that he has his doubts about the so-called car accident. Now, that raises some questions for me, and I get the sense that it does for you, too.

Sally: I was wondering when you’d stop by. I thought it would’ve been earlier.

Victor: I’ve been a bit preoccupied.

Sally: So I’ve heard. I know you wish this office was still adam’s, not mine.

Victor: I got to tell you, I’m a little disappointed that you weren’t able to convince adam to stay on board.

Sally: I was hoping for the same.

Victor: Mm-hmm.

Sally: But adam made it very clear that this job was not a good fit for him right now, and he felt the same way about our relationship.

Victor: Hmm.

Sally: I’m grateful that nick and victoria decided to keep me on. And, you know, they gave me a chance. It really means a lot to me.

Victor: I’m sure it does.

Sally: I know you’re skeptical, but I am determined to prove that I deserve this opportunity they gave me.

Victor: Well, that is what i came to talk about, okay? Sleek

Victor: I want you to know that I’ve been very pleased with how you’ve handled the ashland locke story.

Sally: Well, there’s really not much of a story if you only read the police report.

Victor: But you know there are a few more details.

Sally: What sort of details?

Victor: [ Chuckles ] I think, you know.

Sally: As I mentioned to nick, I do not feel compelled to publish anything about ashland showing up to victoria’s house before the accident. After all, the story is still unfolding, and the gcpd hasn’t even commented on that aspect of the situation.

Victor: You’ve handled the story so far with great restraint, great discretion. And if I were you, I would follow those instincts.

Sally: I will do my best.

Victor: You know, there’s a great opportunity you have now, right? You know, it’s a good thing about business — you can build something. It’s not just about money and power.

Sally: Those things don’t hurt, though, right?

Victor: Of course they’re important. But I haven’t spent decades building this business just for the sake of money and power. I’ve also done it for the sake of building something that will last. A legacy.

Sally: It’s really inspiring.

Victor: You have some important decisions to make in the future. I hope that you will prove yourself and stay in this position.

Sally: Thank you. Was that a compliment or a warning?

Victor: Why don’t you get back to your work, all right? You have a nice day.

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Abby: How was your breakfast?

Adam: It was delicious, as always. That verde sauce is a religious experience.

Abby: I will be sure to pass along your compliments to the chef. Hey, uh, what exactly did chance tell you about ashland’s accident?

Adam: He was tight-lipped, of course. You know, it’s an ongoing investigation, but I heard enough. Just the fact he’s investigating says a lot. I know that he’s even brought kevin into it. So you’re not betraying anyone’s confidence by admitting there’s more to the story.

Abby: Maybe not, but… I really don’t know much.

Adam: Look, abby, if you’re worried that the nightmare of ashland locke isn’t over for the people that you love, so am I. I’m just trying to help.

Abby: Adam, I can see through you. I know that you’re fishing for information, and I won’t give it to you.

Adam: Won’t? Or can’t? Okay. From what I gather, victoria hasn’t told you anything. And since you answered my query about dad with a question, that leads me to believe that you haven’t talked to him. And on top of that, you didn’t have much to say even about the most superficial aspects of what chance is doing. Which leads me to conclude that no one is telling you anything. You’re just as much on the outside as I am.

Abby: Look, you’re just saying that because you want me to tell you something.

Adam: I’m not trying to start a fight, really. I’m just — I’m calling it like I see it. They’re keeping information from both of us, abby. You know, I think we should team up. We should pool our resources. And if one of us hear’s something, we share it with the other person. Deal?

Abby: [ Sighs ]

Adam: All right. Keep in touch.

Nick: Look, chance, we understand that you want the facts. Here’s what I can tell you for certain. Nobody wanted ashland to die. But he was not a good person. You know that. He started this entire chain of events when he went after victoria and was terrorizing her. And I was glad to be there to protect my sister. Abby’s sister. And you know what? I would do it again in a heartbeat. When vic and I heard that ashland was found in his car, we had no reason to believe that he didn’t just get up off the floor, walk out to his car, and drive away. His death was accidental. It is the tragic ending to a terrible story. What more do you need to hear to accept it?

[ Cellphone rings ]

Chance: Excuse me. It’s abby. Give me a second. Hey. What’s going on?

Abby: I know you’re busy, but do you have any time to meet with me? It’s important.

Chance: Yeah, yeah. I was about to head back to the station. I can come by now. Are you at society?

Abby: I could use some fresh air. Meet me at the park?

Chance: All right. I’ll be right there.

Abby: I’ll see you soon.

Chance: Okay. I apologize. I have to run.

Victoria: Do you have anything to add before you go?

Chance: I think we’ve all said more than enough.

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Nick: The situation is getting worse by the minute. I hate it. I have nightmares every night. I see ashland’s lifeless body. It’s haunting me. It’s like his ultimate revenge.

Victoria: I don’t think that all hope is lost. I think chance is more conflicted than he’s actually letting on. I think he wants to help us.

Nick: Where are you getting that read? I don’t see that at all.

Chance: He seemed very sympathetic to what we’re going through before you arrived. Look, he’s not happy about having to look into this. He doesn’t want to see any of us go to jail.

Nick: Well, I think you’re falling victim to wishful thinking.

Victoria: Look, chance is gonna do the right thing. It’s who he is. Everybody knows it.

Nick: By “right,” you mean what?

Victoria: He’ll side with the family. We’ve done nothing wrong.

Nick: You think dad thinks that, too?

Victoria: I think he will go right along with what my opinion is, which is when given the choice, chance will always put family first.

Nick: I’m not so sure. I think we should go out to the ranch and tell dad that we had a run-in with chance, just so he knows we’re keeping him in the loop.

Victoria: Okay. But before we go there, there’s something that you should know, so that you’ll be prepared.

Chance: Hey. Is everything okay?

Abby: I’m not sure.

Chance: What’s going on?

Abby: We need to talk about ashland’s car accident.

Chance: Oh, abby, you know i can’T.

Abby: No chance, please. Just let me get this out. I know that you are keeping something from me, and I get it. I know you’re not supposed to talk about ongoing investigations, but I need to know what’s going on. Nikki was acting so weird yesterday. Nick and victoria, they haven’t said a word, and my dad is pretty much unreachable. And oddly enough, the only member of the newman family that will have a real conversation with me is adam.

Chance: When did you talk to him?

Abby: Right before I called you. He thinks that there’s something going on.

Chance: Okay, listen. I will tell you everything. I promise. As soon as we close this case. I promise.

Abby: I don’t think I can wait that long. I have this sick feeling in my stomach. So, please, can you tell me something, anything that will make it go away?

Chance: I’m so sorry. I did not mean to upset you. I really didn’T. And I — I know how unfair this is for you. I didn’t want to burden you with everything while I was still piecing everything together, you know? But I’m at a crossroads now.

Abby: About what?

Chance: I’m gonna share some confidential information with you.

Abby: Okay. Yes, I promise I will keep it to myself.

Chance: But this affects your family. Especially your dad. I don’t think it’s gonna be easy for you to hear.

[ Knock on door ]

Sally: Come in.

Adam: Thanks for the invitation.

Sally: Wow. I’m getting all sorts of visitors today. What brings you into enemy territory? Have you reconsidered cutting ties with newman?

Adam: Oh. Absolutely not. I, um… I’m here on a fact-finding mission only.

Sally: What would you like to know?

Adam: Well, I was hoping to find out what trouble my father has gotten the family into.

Sally: With regard to…?

Adam: Ashland locke. Of course.

Sally: I haven’t read or heard anything about victor being involved with the accident.

Adam: Oh. Come on, sally.

Sally: I think you’re jumping to conclusions. Probably in an attempt to paint your father in the worst possible light, which I find a little presumptuous of you to ask me to help you with that.

Adam: What, are you — are you on his side now because he’s signing your checks?

Sally: There are no sides. There’s just the truth.

Adam: Wow. That’s — that’s some world-class integrity. But, look, you don’t have to put on a show for me. You already admitted that you have insider information about the crash from nick. So would you like to share that with me now?

Sally: I already turned down that request. Did you forget?

Adam: No, but I was hoping that you might change your mind.

Sally: Not a chance. But I’m really glad that you put me in a position to tell you that you’re being pathetic for trying again.

Adam: Look… I hurt you, obviously. But our relationship had run its course, and our breakup had a added side benefit. You got to keep your job. So if you look at it that way, you should be grateful that I ended things.

Sally: But I told you that I didn’t want the job if that’s how I needed to get it.

Adam: Yeah. And yet you are still here. Look, surely we can come up with some sort of arrangement. A payment in exchange for your intel.

Sally: I have plenty of money now that I’m the C.E.O.

Adam: Maybe, uh… some kind of favor? Little quid pro quo?

Sally: Now you’ve got my attention.

Adam: Do you have something in mind?

Sally: I will tell you what you want to know about the ashland locke story if you finally admit that the sole reason you broke up with me was to get me this job. And that you still love me. Better skin from your body wash?

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Adam: [ Scoffs ] Come on, sally, this is just — it’s ludicrous. Well, I mean, why don’t you just slip me a note that says, “do you like me? Check yes or no,” written on it, okay?

Sally: Janelle, get me some paper with some little hearts printed on it and a pen with pink ink. I have a note to write.

Adam: You know, you don’t have a receptionist out there, right?

Sally: Well, if I did, her name would be janelle, and she would bring me office supplies. That was cute and funny. And you thought it was charming.

Chloe: I thought we got rid of you.

Adam: Chloe. Always a pleasure.

Chloe: You don’t work here anymore.

Sally: It’s okay, chloe. This is important.

Chloe: Okay. Well, no matter how important it is, it can wait. I have something more urgent.

Sally: Okay. We have to figure this out.

Adam: Actually, it’s — it’s okay. Um, we can finish this later. I’ll be in, uh — in touch.

Sally: What the hell was that?

Chloe: Yeah, I was gonna ask you the same thing. I can read a room. I recognize that look in your eyes. There was hope. A longing. It was disgusting.

Sally: I’m not gonna apologize for having feelings.

Chloe: We just talked about how adam didn’t deserve any of your emotional bandwidth. What happened to the idea of leaving the past in the past, of letting the world know what we’re capable of and making a name for ourselves? Why would you sacrifice a drop of that success for another chance with adam?

Abby: So you think that nick killed ashland?

Chance: Not on purpose. Self-defense.

Abby: And that my dad staged a car accident to cover it up?

Chance: Mm-hmm. No, I don’t think nick and victoria had any part of that. Victor acted on his own to protect them.

Abby: Oh, my god. They called you that night.

Chance: I think they were trying to do the right thing. But now I think they found out what victor did. It’s their turn to protect him.

Abby: Do you have any proof?

Chance: Right now, it’s just a theory, but the circumstantial evidence I have, it backs it up.

Abby: This is unbelievable.

Chance: Is it? I mean, don’t think this is something your dad would do?

Abby: Okay, yes, it does sound like a move right out of his playbook. But you just said you don’t have anything concrete.

Chance: Yes. If I dig hard enough, abby, I am certain I can find something.

Abby: Then what will you do?

Chance: [ Breathes deeply ] You know, victoria asked me the same thing. She said I can just walk away right now, close the case. I mean, she stressed the fact that ashland’s death was an accident. But if I just — if I turn my cheek on what victor did… I mean, he committed a crime. Abby, where does that end?

Abby: Right there. If you let it.

Chance: Baby, you know, I take my job very seriously. I hold myself to a higher standard. You know that. I can’t just let a criminal walk away. But this isn’t just another case. This is your family. So now I desperately need to know what you’re thinking.

Nick: Dad?

Victor: Good. You’re both here.

Victoria: You sound like you were expecting us.

Victor: I have, indeed. I want to talk to both of you. This is a good time. There’s no one to overhear us.

Nick: What’s going on?

Victor: Had an interesting conversation with your mother last night. She told me about ashland locke’s body being removed from victoria’s home and put into a car and subsequently crashed into the ravine. Now, only about half a dozen people in the world knew about this. I certainly am not the one who wanted your mother to find out about it.

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Nick: So, mom was pretty upset?

Victor: Yeah, because i didn’t tell her. But she understood why I did what I did. All right?

Nick: You wanted to keep us all in the dark?

Victor: Yes. To protect all of you. Your mother wouldn’t have known about any of this if victoria hadn’t told her.

Victoria: She already knew you were hiding something.

Victor: You shouldn’t have done it. As much as you, nicholas, shouldn’t have told your sister about it.

Nick: I cannot believe you think you could keep that information from victoria. She had a right to know.

Victoria: Just like mom does.

Victor: Listen to me carefully. You are now accessories to the crime because you have knowledge of it. So is your mother. Do you understand? You are now in danger.

Nick: Well, maybe you should have thought of that before you put this plan in motion. It was a big decision.

Victor: Don’t be wise-ass with me, okay? I did what I did because I had to, on the spur of the moment.

Nick: We should have been consulted. Instead, you acted alone.

Victor: Because I wanted to protect you. I always want to protect you. Instead of showing some appreciation, you attacked me.

Abby: Thank you for finally telling me what’s going on. And for asking my advice on what to do. But I think you already know what I’m gonna say.

Chance: I can’t be sure. That’s why we’re having this conversation.

Abby: Ashland was a deceitful, despicable bastard. He wreaked havoc on my sister, on my family, on this whole town. And if nick hadn’t stopped him, he might have killed victoria. And, no, I do not condone what my father did. But I understand it. He didn’t want nick to be punished for something that wasn’t his fault. We have all suffered enough because of ashland.

Chance: You want me to back off?

Abby: No. No, I-I — I can’t do that to you. I can’t do that to us. If I asked you to close this case, and then you did it, and then someday, down the road, you wake up and you regret that decision… you have a strong sense of what’s right and what’s wrong. And I know sometimes it’s hard to know which is which, but if you really look inside yourself… you’ll know, and you will know what to do, but… it has to be your call.

Chance: I love you so much. I love how honest and open we can be with each other.

Abby: So do I.

Chance: And you’re right. This is my decision.

Abby: Well, I have to get going. I have to take dominic to a mommy and me class.

Chance: Don’t keep him waiting.

Abby: I won’T. I love you.

Chance: I love you.

Adam: Chance.

Chance: Adam. Wow, man. Seems like you are everywhere today. Understand you talked to my wife.

Adam: We, uh, had an interesting chat.

Chance: I know what you’re doing. I’m not gonna answer any questions about locke.

Adam: All right. Well, that’s fine, because I wasn’t gonna ask you any. But I have an offer for you, one that I think you’ll find very interesting.

Sally: You’ve got it all wrong, chloe.

Chloe: I don’t think so. The way you and adam were looking at each other, something was up.

Sally: It was business. It was a negotiation.

Chloe: For what?

Sally: Information. Adam is looking for dirt on his family, and he knows I have the scoop from nick about what happened the night ashland died.

Chloe: So that’s what he wanted. What did you ask for in return?

Sally: Not much. I just wanted him to admit the real reason why he broke things off between us. It’s not what you think.

Chloe: I think you’re playing with fire.

Sally: I am in control. I’m not ignoring how he broke my heart or how he betrayed my trust.

Chloe: Good. That’s all you need to know. That he hurt you.

Sally: I want the truth from him. I want to know that I’m not crazy. We had something. That might not make sense to you, but it is what i would like from him.

Chloe: It makes some sense. You need real closure. And how could you trust your feelings in another relationship if you read the room so badly with him?

Sally: Exactly. And for the record, I was not looking to get back together with him.

Chloe: Good.

Sally: I was just looking to free myself of all of my self-doubt.

Chloe: That’s all terrific. But you’re willing to sell out nick’s confidence for it?

Sally: I don’t intend to hold up my end of the bargain. I’m totally gonna lie to adam once he comes clean with me. I was just gonna tell him that I don’t know anything about ashland and that it was all just a big tease.

Chloe: Oh, no. No.

Sally: What?

Chloe: I’m just glad I came when I did. So I could interrupt that transaction. You can’t do that to adam. He will be furious. And he will make it his life’s mission to make you regret it. Okay everyone,

Sally: I think you’re exaggerating. Adam would not react like that.

Chloe: You’re right. It’ll be worse.

Sally: After what he did to me, he has no right to be angry with me about playing him for the truth.

Chloe: Yeah, if he were a logical, rational person. But he’s not.

Sally: You have a history with him. You’re always gonna see him through a certain lens.

Chloe: A very clear lens from a very long distance.

Sally: He’s changed, chloe.

Chloe: He appears to have changed. But he’s done this before, and he always reverts back to who he is. You’ve heard the stories about his past, but unless you have really experienced him at his worst, then you will never truly grasp what he’s capable of. It’s just not worth the risk to find out how he really felt about you. So just forget that he stopped by. Forget this dangerous plan. Forget adam altogether.

Victoria: No one’s attacking you, dad.

Victor: You could’ve fooled me, sweetheart.

Victoria: We just want to make sure that we’re all on the same page moving forward.

Nick: Yeah. We had another run-in with chance. Dad, he’s not gonna let this go.

Victoria: I asked him to close the investigation, but he has this theory about what happened that night, and it’s actually pretty close to what actually happened.

Victor: I don’t give a damn about his theory. There’s no way he can substantiate that, okay? Ashland locke died in the ravine in his car. Period.

Nick: Okay. What should we do?

Victor: You do nothing. We present a united front from now on. If we do, we will come out of this investigation unscathed. Chance will move on. We move on. We put this chapter — this tragic chapter — finally behind us.

Chance: All right. Go ahead. What’s your offer?

Adam: Chance, I know you were looking into the events around locke’s death, but it’s not adding up, is it? Now, I would guess your suspicions about that night revolve around one person — victor. Now, I have questions about his involvement, too.

Chance: Get to the point.

Adam: Look, you’re in a tough spot. You have your wife and your in-laws on one side of the equation and your need to uncover the truth on the other side. I know how much that must be eating you up. I know how seriously you take your oath to serve justice.

Chance: I do.

Adam: Well, I don’t think you’re gonna get very far in your search for knowledge. My father is way too good at covering things up. You need someone on the inside.

Chance: And that’s you.

Adam: I know all his tricks. I can help you discover what happened that night. Chance, I’m telling you, you let me into this investigation, and maybe I can help you.

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