Winberry and Nate Sandler are supernumeraries for the Midwest Opera Company.
They have befriended Delia Armanetti, a member of the chorus.
tells Emma that her son, Mike, a successful veterinarian, has married a woman
she does not like. She believes this woman is only after his money.
complains of headaches and Emma urges her to see a doctor, knows she suffers
from hypertension. During the dress rehearsal, Delia collapses and is taken to
the hospital with a severe stroke affecting the right side of her body and her
ability to speak.
Emma visits, she encounters June, the daughter-in-law. Emma is warned by her
Guardian Angel to beware of this woman; she is dangerous.
or Dee as she is called, begins to improve physically, but her speech remains
garbled and unintelligible. Because Dee responds to Emma, the therapist lets
her assist. Emma realizes that she is trying to say the words in Italian and
they are coming out backwards.
Delia is released to her son’s home, she attends an adult day care center
daily. Emma continues to work with the speech therapist and Dee makes slow
is contacted by her husband’s assistant, Frances. They meet and Frances shows
her old newspaper articles revealing June’s criminal past. She demands money
for her silence.
art therapy, Dee keeps drawing a box with a knob in the center. The therapist
believes she is trying to open the door to her locked mind. But Emma does not
agree. Eventually, through words and motions, Dee manages to tell Emma that it
is a safe and June is taking money.
Mike fires Frances for abusing the animals, she throws a manila envelope on the
receptionist’s desk and says she will get even. Marge, the receptionist, takes
the envelope home and shares the contents with Emma.
pays someone to tamper with the brakes on Frances’ car resulting in an
accident, leaving her on life support. Marge is forced to give the envelope to
Mike when the police come to the clinic asking questions. He refuses to believe
the woman in the articles is June, especially when she tells him she is
and Nate go to Mike’s house to visit Dee. They find June in the back garden and
Dee lying at the foot of the stairs, unconscious. She is rushed to the hospital
with a concussion and a fractured left arm. June says she must have fallen down
the stairs, but Emma doesn’t believe her.
knows that Emma is suspicious and wants her out of the way. She calls her
sister, Vicki, and says she has a job for her. Vicki comes to visit and begin
Nate and Emma go to the theater at Navy Pier, Vicki, wearing a disguise and
follows them. During the intermission, she follows Emma into the restroom and
lunges at her with a knife. She misses and cuts the arm of another woman.
celestial guardian warns her that Dee is in danger. Though it is past visiting
hours, Emma and Nate rush to the hospital. They hurry to Dee’s room as she is
calling for help. A figure clad in black is attempting to inject something into
the IV line. Nate tackles the figure and pulls off the hood revealing June.
attendants come running as June screams that she is losing her baby. Blood
courses down her legs. She is taken, under guard, to the ER. Dee is upset but
and Emma go to the ER and meet up with Mike. The doctor tells Mike that the pregnancy
was a ruse and June used theatrical blood hidden in a pouch attached to her
is arrested. Mike finds out that she never divorced her previous husband, so he
is not legally married to her. He sells the house and, when Delia is well
enough, she goes to live with Sam, her younger son and his family on the West
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