Holly: How did you say the car flipped? It flipped when it hit the...?
Officer: Are you sure you wouldn't like to sit down?
Holly: They have a baby girl. Sophie. Was she in the car? Was she in the car with them?
Officer: No. She was in the care of a minor, a babysitter, at the time of the accident. So the officers placed her with CPS for the night. She's perfectly fine.
Officer: Child Protective Services. Where they take cases like this.
Holly: Cases like this?
Officer: Orphaned children.
Holly: No, no, no. I just don't understand why we can't see her tonight. No, ma'am, I don't care about your protocol. This is-- Yes, I will be here at this number. Yes. They won't do anything, not till 8 a.m. tomorrow.
Messer: Okay, okay. I'm sure that she's fine. You know, why don't we sleep here tonight? That way we're here if they call early. All right?
Messer: Why don't you take the guest bedroom?
Holly: Okay, you can take their room if you want.
Messer: No, thank you. I'll sleep over here.
Holly: See you in the morning.
Holly: Thanks, Messer.
Messer: Anyone call?
Holly: Just their lawyer. He's coming over now. He wants to talk to us.
Dunn: I'm sure this is a very difficult time for you, obviously. Everyone at the firm, we will miss Peter very much. Now, you must have many questions.
Holly: Well, Sophie. I think that's who we're both thinking of.
Holly: What will happen to her now?
Dunn: Okay, well, I have already arranged for her transfer. The foster family she was with last night will bring her to CPS. They feel she'll adjust best in her own environment, so first she needs to be picked up and brought here.
Messer: Okay, and who does that?
Dunn: I'm sorry, did Alison and Peter talk to you about their guardianship arrangements?
Dunn: Well, in preparing their will, we talked about who would take care of Sophie in the unlikely event that they should both die...and they named you. Both of you.
Holly & Messer: I'm sorry.
Holly: They picked us together?
Dunn: I’m sure this isn't exactly how you wanted to start a family.
Holly: There's been a misunderstanding. We are not married.
Messer: No. No no no. They tried to set us up on a blind date, and we never made it to the restaurant.
Holly: I don't even know if you'd call it a date. I mean, he was such a dick.
Dunn: I know this is overwhelming, OK? And believe me, I tried to advise them against it. But there are options. You can say no. Because this is a big deal. This is a child. Big commitment.
Holly: Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God.
(Messer and Holly come back)
Messer: Options. You mentioned that there were some other options?
Dunn: Yes. We have Peter's father.
Messer: Oh. Perfect. He'd be perfect, I think.
Dunn: There you go. And there's a few cousins.
Holly: You know what? Officer, can I stop you right there?
Messer: Cousins are always....
Holly: What if one of us, on our own, by ourselves...chose to honor Alison and Peter's wishes on our own?
Messer: Or both of us, hypothetically.
Dunn: Well, they named you, so I just set up a court hearing to grant you temporary custody, and that's it. Now, the finances...the estate will cover the mortgage, but that's about it. They didn't have much in savings. They bought this house as an investment. But, you know, let's not get ahead of ourselves, okay? Let's just focus on Sophie.
Dunn: So I suggest the two of you move in here in the interim, for Sophie.
Holly: You want us to live together?
Dunn: Yeah. For Sophie, for now. Until you decide what you wanna do. But it's best.
CPS staff: Okay. Sign here, Ms. Berenson. And here, Mr. Messer.
Holly: Thank you. Oh, there she is. Hi. Hi, sweet girl. Oh, honey, it's so good to see you.