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Thicker Than Water


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Drama/Horror/Mystery/Thriller, USA, 2013, 43 min.

Synopsis Jim Rennie wakes up in the middle of the night to noises in his house. He goes downstairs with a gun to investigate and finds Junior coming home. Jim knows his son killed Clint Dundee."You're not in your right mind, Junior. You sound just like your mother did in the end," he says. "You're no son of mine, not anymore."He kicks Junior out again. Before he goes, Junior warns his father not to talk about his mother like that again.At the McAlister house, Barbie digs a grave for Alice. Julia finds it weird that one Alice died and another was born, all in the same house. She can't imagine losing a spouse like that (because she doesn't know she already did when Barbie killed Peter).Inside, per agreement with Jim, Angie won't tell Joe where she was all week. They're low on food and head to the diner to get some. Joe checks on Norrie, but she's still in the depths of anger over her mom dying and won't talk to him.Julia joins them for coffee. When Jim comes by, Angie tells him his "insane son" dropped in last night. He promises Junior won't bother her again and agrees to get food for the diner from Ollie.Joe doodles the mini dome on a placemat, when Julia sees it, he wads it up and tosses it and in the woods, the black egg in the mini dome streaks purple.Jim approaches Ollie about the food shortage, offering to trade his reclaimed propane in exchange for water to grow crops. But Ollie isn't interested. He'll do without propane just to show the town that it doesn't need Jim. Ollie's ready to step in when they do.Barbie drops by the station and agrees to continue working as a "freelance deputy." They hear noises and find Junior getting a shotgun out of the safe. Linda says after yesterday, he's on probation and doesn't get a gun.Jim comes by, he wants their help taking Ollie's land through eminent domain.Joe and Angie come back to their house with food. Norrie is still upset and tells Joe she thinks they caused her mom's heart attack when they touched the mini dome. "Bad things happen when we're together," she says, and announces she and Carolyn are moving out.Jim, Junior, Barbie, Connor and Linda arrive at Ollie's farm and don't see anyone. But within moments, they're surrounded by men in trucks with shotguns. They're out numbered. Ollie tells Linda that anyone who sides with Jim doesn't get use of his water. When Connor doesn't move away from the well, Ollie has one of his goons shoot him in the kneecap. Linda draws her gun but Barbie realizes they're outgunned.Ollie says again that it's private property and anyone who attempts to take it will be met with "most serious consequences."Junior assesses the situation and asks Ollie if he needs any help. Ollie has him disarm Jim, which Junior enjoys doing. Junior stands with Ollie.Joe is upset about Norrie. "Women say a lot of things they don't mean, especially at that age," Julia tells him. He tells her about the egg.Back at town hall, Jim wants to go back to the well with more force. Barbie has another way. He goes to the town map, which shows dried out wells. Ollie's well siphoned from them. Barbie suggests blowing Ollie's to divert the water back to the others.Meanwhile, at the diner, Jim is talking to several dozen armed volunteers, including DJ Phil. Barbie tells Jim his plan, but Jim is worried it'll contaminate their only water supply. Jim wants to make an example of Ollie.Barbie heads off to blow up the well ahead of Jim's attack.At Ollie's farm, he tries to understand how Junior decided to become a free agent. Junior explains his dad kicked him out. Ollie mentions Junior's mom. He thought his mom died in a car crash. Ollie says it was suicide.Ollie is looking forward to taking out Jim. "Ollie, promise me you won't kill him," Junior says. "'Cause I want to do it."Joe takes Julia to the mini dome. It's uncovered and the egg is glowing pink. Julia puts her hands on the mini dome and sees a vision of Joe saying: "The monarch will be crowned."She's freaked out. When she tells Joe, he worries something bad will happen to him, just like it did to Alice after they saw her.Barbie sneaks around Ollie's farm to get his fertilizer and blasting caps to blow the well. He puts together a bomb in one of his barns as armed men patrol outside.At the McAlister house, Norrie is hanging out in Angie's room. Angie knows the girls "reprogramming" camp that Norrie's moms were taking her to, she went there many times. Norrie says if her mom hadn't insisted on taking her there, she'd still be alive, so it's her own fault she's dead. Angie can tell she doesn't mean it.Angie has snow globes from cities around the world that "someone she used to know" brought her. She used to feel Chester's Mill was a prison, now it literally is. She has an idea for what will make her feel better.She and Norrie head to the dome and throw the globes against it."Good-bye, Paris, France. I got Cs in your lame language anyway, so you can suck it. Au revoir, la bibliotech," Norrie says, chucking Paris.Norrie's enjoying herself until she gets to Los Angeles, her home. She crumples and starts crying that it's her fault her mom died.Later that night, Jim's volunteer army sneaks onto Ollie's farm. Linda tries to delay him, but he's itching to attack.Barbie sets his bomb. Jim realizes he's missing and sends his guys in.Barbie gets his bombs set and is about to back away to arm them when one of Ollie's guys finds him. Barbie jumps on him. A gunfight breaks out between Ollie's and Jim's men. Several men are hit, including Phil.Barbie gets the better of the guy who jumped him and blows the well.Jim's volunteers see the well go up and run off.Junior sneaks up on his dad and knocks him out cold. They drag Jim in the house, where Ollie blames him for blowing up the well. With the well gone, Ollie's men leave him.Ollie stands back as Junior takes aim at his dad.Joe and Julia see Linda taking Phil to the clinic.Junior asks his dad about his mom's death. Jim tells him they fought, she ran out and got in the car. A witness saw her aim right at a tree and drive into it at 80 mph. Sheriff Duke helped him cover it up and they paid the witness off. Junior cocks the shotgun and his dad cries as he says he didn't want Junior to know that she chose to leave them. Jim apologizes and Junior seems to forgive him.Ollie has had enough of Junior stalling. He takes aim at Jim. Junior turns the shotgun on Ollie and blasts him through the gut.Julia and Joe return to his house and she encourages him to go talk to Norrie. Norrie hugs him and apologizes for what she said.Jim pours himself a drink in his office. Barbie visits him. Three of Ollie's people died, two of Jim's died. Barbie's plan worked, the town has a reservoir again. But five people died for nothing.Barbie thinks it's bad news for Jim because he wanted to control the well so he could control the town."You don't want to make an enemy of me, Barbie," Jim says. "There's two sides to that coin, Jim."Linda finds Junior sitting alone in a cell at the station. He tells her that he killed Ollie when he was about to fire on his dad.Barbie joins Julia in her bedroom. She tells him about "The monarch will be crowned." They have no idea what it means.Cut to Angie watching her brother with Norrie. Angie has a tattoo of a monarch butterfly on her shoulder.


Directed by Jack Bender  

Starring Mike Vogel, Rachelle Lefevre, Natalie Martinez, Brittany Robertson, Alexander Koch, more...

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