Follow US:

Practice English Speaking&Listening with: Peacock

(0)
Difficulty: 0

[Female voice] I'm doing this because I love you.

John, I warned you.

They know what happens--

This is what--

What did you do?

I warned you.

Don't talk to anyone.

Oh, John...

I warned you.

Why would you do this to me?

Don't talk to anyone.

John...

Why would you keep things from me?

John!

Look at me. Look at me, John.

Don't move a muscle

unless I tell you to.

Don't look at me

unless I tell you to.

You ruined it.

Don't talk to anyone!

John!

Why would you do this?

[train wheels clattering]

[overlapping shouts]

[child panting]

[Woman] I don't love you anymore.

[child whimpers]

[train wheels clattering]

[train rumbling]

[wind blowing]

[train passing]

[train horn blows]

[Man on radio] It's time that the people of Nebraska

have to be embarrassed by the man that represents them.

[Announcer on radio] That was challenger Ted Johnson,

responding to the latest scandal

to rock the highly contested Senate race

between he and incumbent senator Jackson Wyatt.

Wyatt has been photographed

with yet another woman that is not his wife.

[chatter in distance]

See you tonight, Brian.

All right.

[Woman] Have a good day.

Good morning, Mr. French.

Good morning.

Thank you, sir.

John, Mr. Crill's reelection celebration is today.

I've taken the liberty of cutting flowers from my garden

for all the men to wear in their lapels.

Mm-hmm.

We'll have all this finished by 3:00.

You're probably going to have to skip lunch.

Okay. Paycheck, for you.

Oh.

Mmm.

[Woman laughs]

I don't know why she didn't make one of her girls make this

Hello.

I know. It's ridiculous.

Fanny's just promoting her shelter.

I can't believe she's throwing him another party.

[Man] with that, come over here.

[branches creak]

♪♪ [country music plays on radio]

Um, can you throw the candy in--

A separate bag, John?

Mm-hmm.

Baseball cards, too?

Yeah.

Yes, please. Five-- Five packs.

Oh, hello, John.

Hello.

It's always nice to see a friendly face.

Hello, Mrs. Sternberg.

Louise.

Call me Louise.

Okay, Mrs. Sternberg.

Must get lonely in that house.

You should come over to dinner.

I make a wonderful pot roast.

Well, um, excuse me.

[building rattles]

[train rumbles]

[distorted woman's voice] Are you all right?

[distorted man's voice] Hey, give us a hand.

[general chatter]

Should someone call Dr. Elkins?

Can you move your fingers and toes?

No, no, no, you're going to stay right here.

We thought you were a goner.

You're lucky to be alive.

Can everyone please step back?

[Man] Who is she?

I didn't know John had a girlfriend.

Were you afraid?

Brian, why don't you run inside and get a chair?

I don't mean to be rude,

but how do you know John? Are you family?

I live here.

John.

[Man] John!

You okay?

Another 10 feet, your house would have been a goner.

Is your lady friend okay?

My breakfast is getting cold.

John?

Hey, John.

Officer.

We just heard about the train.

Is everything--

Oh, I just--

I'm supposed to go to work now.

John, I heard about the train.

Good morning, Mr. French.

Was there a woman there?

Thank you.

Was there a woman in your house?

I heard about the train.

I really need to get this work done.

There he is.

John Skillpa, talk of the town.

Morning, Mr. Crill.

Morning, Doris.

So a train bucks the rail, winds up in your backyard, and you still come to work?

Yes, sir. Well, I had to.

I've never seen anything like that.

So what can I do for you?

Day off?

Remember, we're all family here, so take advantage.

Oh. Oh.

Hello, sir.

These need to get done.

Oh, thank you.

I don't care about the work,

and I don't think Edmund does, either.

Oh, of course not.

I suggested he take the day off

as soon as he came into work this morning.

John, go home.

I'll just get this amount of work done,

then I'll go home for lunch,

if that's okay with you, sir.

Please.

Sure.

Ladies.

[whispering]

John, these need to be done.

Thanks.

[children chatter]

Oh, there you are.

Officer.

This morning on your bike, you acted like you never seen me before.

John.

[Boy] Superman!

Hey, kids, go on. Get down from there. Go on.

I knocked on your door this morning

to check on the young lady you got staying with you, but nobody answered.

[clears throat]

Some of the women tell me she's your wife.

Nobody knew you got married.

Congratulations.

John, I'm really happy for you.

I just need everything back to how it was before.

Have you even called anybody?

Um, no, sir.

All right.

Listen here.

When your mother died, I showed you what to do,

who to call, what papers need to be filled out,

and you did it.

Mm-hmm.

That's exactly what you got to do now.

Yes, sir.

There's no one here to help you anymore. You understand?

You need to call the train company

and tell them exactly what you want.

Okay?

Yes, sir.

[Man on phone] Mr. Skillpa,

first, I want to apologize

for any inconvenience.

I've spoken to Mayor Crill.

Oh, well, thank you, Mr. Clapp.

Um, can you come get your train out of my backyard?

We're working on that as we speak.

The inspectors and engineers are on their way,

but as I said, these things take time.

Well, uh, I just want it gone as soon as possible.

Officer McGonagle told me to call.

Um, uh, how about tomorrow?

I could come home early,

and I could get a half day at work.

Tomorrow would be good for me.

Listen, we're probably going to have to send a team of welders down there.

Our head engineer, Mark Huggins, will have to take a look at it,

and he can't get down there until Friday.

[John] No sooner than Friday?

Sir, like I said, Mark Huggins will be there on Friday.

Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.

You looking for this?

[Woman] Oh, my.

I got it.

Come on, birdie.

Conner, it's over there.

You have to get out now. Please.

Come on. Come on, birdie.

Please leave.

Conner, get ready to close the door.

[Woman sighs]

[Man] I'm Conner Black.

I'm senior political adviser to Senator Jackson Wyatt.

We're here to see Mr. Skillpa.

Fanny Crill.

Such a pleasure to meet you, Mrs. Skillpa.

[sigh]

Well, I must say,

there could be less odd circumstances to get acquainted.

John's not here.

Fanny?

We're here because of that monstrosity in your backyard.

We want to do a rally in your backyard,

using the train as a backdrop.

What?

That train was part

of Senator Wyatt's whistle stop campaign.

The challenger, Ted Johnson, is a real mudslinger.

He wants to use the train as a metaphor

for my boss' political career.

To be blunt, I need you and your husband's help.

Have you seen this picture?

Ted Johnson's going to use this photo

to hurt our campaign.

We're only three weeks from election day,

and we can't let him get away with it this time.

And Conner has been kind enough

to allow me to organize the event.

All of Peacock will be here.

Marching band, food. What a very special day it will be.

You and your husband together with the senator.

Um, Conner, why don't you take that outside?

You don't mind if I have a moment alone with Mrs. Skillpa.

Oh, sure. Sure.

I don't have anything better to do.

I knew I should have come alone.

You know, I have always been so curious about this house.

Well, have a seat.

How do you know John?

Well, my husband owns the bank.

He's John's boss.

Ray's been the Mayor of Peacock for three terms now.

I guess this must all be just a tad overwhelming, Mrs. Skillpa.

Why don't you let me explain?

I run the county shelter for women--

well, the modern woman. The woman who votes.

And Wyatt is viewed as someone

who's, well, a little insensitive to women's needs.

And so Conner had the idea

that we would get a bunch of my girls together

with the Senator and take a photo, and I've agreed to it,

but that oaf has no idea that I plan to use the rally

to raise money for my shelter.

Mrs. Crill, I need to go upstairs.

Oh, come on now.

Life doesn't begin and end with housework.

And please, call me Fanny.

Mrs. Skillpa, this photo

will help us get donors for the shelter.

I-- I don't know.

I know that the Skillpas

have a long history of keeping to themselves,

but you're your own woman.

Remember that.

Oh, okay. Well, it was a pleasure meeting you.

If you need anything, just come out back.

We'll only stay a few minutes.

[Conner chatters]

I have to tell Mom that.

[Conner] What have you got there?

Mrs. Skillpa, how are you feeling?

You look so much better.

[Fanny] Oh, that is so lovely.

Oh, be careful.

John should really fix that step.

Watch yourself.

Uh, Fanny?

When is the shelter clothing drive this year?

Oh, it's closer to Christmas.

Mrs. Skillpa, I'm sure you know all about Fanny's work at the shelter

with displaced women and children.

Displaced children?

Well, we've been known to help in the adoption process.

Find good homes for children.

You should come and meet some of my girls sometime.

So where are your kids?

Now, Mr. Black, I don't know how you folks do it in Lincoln,

but in Peacock we don't pry.

I'd love to hear you say yes to this rally.

If it's John, only you know the best way to get through to your husband,

so get through. Understand?

It's moments like this

modern women take advantage of

because it's moments like this that put us on the map.

We ladies have to stick together, Mrs. Skillpa.

Oh, Emma. Please call me Emma.

[phone rings]

[ring]

[ring]

[ring]

[ring]

Hello?

Oh, yes, Mr. French.

I'm so sorry, but John is running a little late.

Yes, I'll have him off to work in no time.

[laughter]

Johnny. Man of the hour.

Did, uh, did I do something wrong?

No, no, no.

Come on in.

Conner, this is our guy.

John Skillpa, meet Conner Black.

It's a pleasure to meet you.

Hey.

How about this?

That's really something, isn't it, Johnny?

I loved meeting your wife.

Who?

Emma.

She's wonderful. And that house--

I can see why your family loved it so much.

You were in my house?

Oh, Conner, why don't you

explain to John our plan for the rally?

What we'd like to do

is hold a political rally in your backyard,

using the train as a backdrop.

The whole town will be there.

The train's going to be gone on Friday

because I spoke to Mr. Clapp. He said--

John, hear Mr. Black out.

Yes, sir.

Emma loved the idea of the rally.

Your wife made us lemonade and cookies.

She was so hospitable.

She's not the boss of me.

Oh.

Don't speak to my wife that way.

I--

Oh, you-- you don't know what you're doing.

Everything just needs to get back to how it was before.

Mr. Clapp promised the train would be gone on Friday,

and that's what needs to happen.

John, I spoke to Albert Clapp this morning.

The train's going to be there a while longer.

Well, it's my house.

And I don't know what she told you--

I don't know what she told you,

but she is not the boss of me.

I make the decisions, not Emma.

I'm the man of the house.

We know you're the man of the house, John.

Now, Mark Huggins is coming to take that train away on Friday, and that's that.

Conner, why don't you and I go to Ray's office

and let him speak to John alone?

John.

John.

I want to run for Senate some day.

Now, this could really get me in with the big guys.

I don't understand how your wife can see how big this is,

and you don't.

No one understands, sir.

John, I don't want to hear another word out of you.

You need to sit here

and think about this.

I can't let her do this.

[Woman] John?

It's me.

Jake.

Come back to Mama right now!

Is anyone home?

What do you want?

There just isn't any easier way to say this, John.

Jake and me, we, uh...

we're getting out of this town.

I need your help.

Um, what kind of help?

Money help.

It's been almost a year now.

Doubled-up shifts just to keep my place.

I don't know what else to do.

I've been planning on getting out of here for a while now--

you know, saving and all.

Look, I know you've got--

Why are you asking me for money?

The checks.

I haven't got a check in a year now.

If I could just--

What checks?

I wasn't sending you any checks.

Your-- Your mother was.

Well, my mother died a year ago.

I didn't know that.

What were the checks for?

He's 2 now.

I-- I honestly thought you knew.

Your mama was sending me checks

as long as I stayed away.

John, please.

John, where are you going?

I have my own money.

Don't go.

John, I really think--

Come here, honey.

Oh, I'm so sorry.

I didn't realize anyone else was home.

We'd better be going.

I'm so sorry.

What's his name?

Jake.

Who are you?

I'm Maggie.

Just an old friend-- friend of John's.

Why are you here?

Uh, I read in the paper about the train and all.

I just wanted to stop by and make sure everything was okay.

We better be going.

I'm Emma, John's wife.

Nice to meet you.

Good night.

Maggie?

Where's your car?

I let a friend borrow it.

Her aunt's real sick in Lincoln,

so Jake and I just been doing a lot of walking.

You don't really own a car, do you?

I don't mean to pry or be rude,

but where is his bed?

Why don't you let me drive you home?

That'd be real nice.

I'm sorry. Where-- Where's John?

Oh, he's sleeping.

[engine runs]

You ready?

You, uh...

Do you drive much?

You caught me.

You don't drive?

No.

Okay. You just use one foot.

Don't put one on the gas and one on the brake.

Just use one foot to go back and forth.

All right.

Just like that.

Just-- Easy.

All right.

I think you're ready for the open road.

Thanks for driving me way out here.

I'm sorry if I caused you any trouble.

Oh, you didn't.

You didn't. Don't be silly.

Let me help you into the house.

Have a seat. I'll be right out.

Here you go, sweetie.

Good night, Jakey.

Would you like a drink?

Just a little something would be nice.

Um, do you like it here?

It's all I can afford right now.

[knocking at door]

Excuse me.

I got a few bucks if you got a few minutes.

Not now, cupcake. I got company.

Oh. Okay.

Well, you know where to find me.

Is that how you met John?

I'm sorry.

I'm so sorry.

[Maggie cries quietly]

It's okay.

It's okay, Maggie.

I just want what's better for Jake.

You know, I went as long as I could without that money.

What money? What-- Was John sending you money?

His mother was.

Emma, it's bad.

It's really bad.

Please. I need to know.

I won't judge you.

Please believe me when I say that.

I met his mother...

three years ago, in a bar,

and she paid me.

She said it was just to meet John.

She brought me into the house,

and she brought me, um...

she brought me up those stairs, and--

I thought you were her.

She was wearing this old blue and white dress.

The creaking of that bed--

John didn't want to do any of it. I swear, Emma.

But I couldn't stop her, and she's just--

She stayed in the room the whole time.

I was forced to stay.

I was just-- I was so scared.

She made him do--

She made him do, um, horrible things.

I'm--

I'm the worst person in the world.

It's okay, Maggie.

I'm sorry.

Us ladies have to stick together, right?

[bed springs creak]

Um, what if we wanted to adopt Jake?

[Man] You'd have to come down for an interview

and fill out the forms.

So John and I would both have to come in together?

Yes. Is that a problem?

Well, it's just that with John's work schedule and all--

I understand. You also need references.

Could Fanny Crill help with that?

Are they staying at her shelter?

No. Why?

Well, the shelter's very effective in facilitating adoptions.

I didn't know that.

Well, let me know what you'd like me to do.

Thank you.

"Perhaps you could play with me," Wendy said hopefully.

"I'd love to," sighed the wind, bending the grasses--

Good morning.

Good morning.

[children] Hello.

The socks and the shirts, the sheets and the petticoats,

and Wendy's pale pink party dress

all jiggled on the clothesline.

That's the U-joint right there,

so that's where everything tends to get clogged,

so what you want to do is open that up and drain it.

Here, Karen, why don't you try?

Thanks, Fanny.

Well, look who we have here.

Emma Skillpa.

Don't you look beautiful today?

I want to do the rally.

Excuse me, girls, for a second.

I'd like to talk to Emma alone.

Maybe you could go to the typing room

and try your hand at that again. Thanks.

I'm so happy to see you.

Here, have some lemonade.

Oh, no, I can't.

I have to be home by 8:15.

I just really needed to tell you

that I want to do the rally.

And I have a question about the shelter.

What about John?

He put up quite a stink at the bank.

I don't understand. You spoke to John?

Yesterday, and he would have none of it.

We came to an agreement.

What changed his mind?

I did.

Terrific.

This is going to be huge news.

Oh, you have to tell Conner.

Oh, no. I can't do that.

I have to be going.

Yes, you can.

[knocking on door]

Mrs. Skillpa. My favorite Peacock.

What can I do for you?

The rally. We'll do it.

Emma? Emma Skillpa?

You know, in a town of only 800 people,

you're one of the hardest people to find.

Um--

Tom McGonagle.

I stopped by the house this morning.

I'm going to need you and John

to fill out the accident report with me.

I can come by tonight. What's a good time?

Fanny Crill, the mayor's wife, is waiting for me.

Excuse me.

Hi, Fanny.

Morning, Fanny.

[grunts] Thanks for noticing.

Oh.

You know, these gals, they wave,

and they invite me to parties,

but not one of them has ever volunteered at my shelter.

I mean, look at this. Oh, my gosh, I've got to get my girls to paint this.

Um, Fanny, I don't mean to be rude,

but I really should be getting back to the house now.

[Boy] I got it.

Did you ever meet John's mother?

No.

I don't think many people did.

Hi, Fanny.

[chuckling]

Do you have children, Fanny?

I'd rather not talk about it.

Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to, um...

Oh.

[chuckles]

I had a son-- James.

He passed away 14 years ago.

I don't know what to say.

It's okay.

Ray and I tried for a long time,

and it finally happened, and it was wonderful.

All John and I ever wanted

was a little boy running around our house.

Kids give you so much.

I have to get going.

Oh, Fanny?

How does someone come to stay here?

[door opens]

[Maggie] Emma.

You getting comfortable driving that old car?

What are you doing out here?

I had something I wanted to discuss with you,

if you have a moment.

Sure.

[dish shatters]

What the hell is going on?

Uh--

You stupid kid.

[Maggie] Damn it, Wade. It's okay, sweetie.

You never ever threaten a mother's child.

[Wade] Maggie, there's dishes to do.

God, I hate all this.

You don't have to stay here.

I know Fanny Crill...

the mayor's wife.

Oh.

You know the mayor's wife.

Oh, she's wonderful,

and she runs the most amazing women's shelter.

No. No, I got no time for that.

Those places are for people without ambition.

I'm letting Fanny do this rally at my house,

so she owes me,

and besides, I think it would be good for you and for Jake.

For Jake?

What good does it do putting him in a place

with a bunch of unambitious women?

Maggie, you're family,

and we need to stay close.

That's sweet of you to say that,

but I just want to get out of here.

I want a job where I can hold my head high and--

I don't think I'm going to find that in Peacock.

The shelter can help you with that.

I owe $300 in rent on the trailer,

and Jake's growing like a weed-- no shoes--

It's free rent and clothes,

and they can help you find a better job.

I can get you over there tonight.

I just want a better life.

John's money could really help me.

Maggie, you don't need his money.

John doesn't understand the importance of family.

Okay.

I'll try.

But if John offers me help,

I'll take it.

[knocking on door]

[knocking]

Oh, John, hello.

Mm-hmm.

Um-- well, I'm sorry I didn't call ahead of time.

What's this?

I just-- I wanted to say thank you to you and Emma

for-- well, everything you're doing.

Is she home? I'd love to say hi.

[horn honks]

Evening, John.

Don't worry about work today.

Be sure to tell Emma I said thank you.

[clears throat]

All right, I don't want to leave Ray waiting in the car,

so just say hi to Emma for me.

[slam]

What is she doing?

[voices in distance]

John, will you bring your wife out?

I need the both of you to go over everything.

Yeah, we need to make sure the caboose is stable enough for the platform.

John, this has to get filled out and signed

before you can do the rally.

You're not helping me.

Good morning, John.

We were just setting up the grandstand.

No. No, I said no rally!

But Emma had told me yesterday it was okay.

Emma?

Now get out. Get out, all of you.

John-- John, you've got to control yourself.

Shut up.

Okay, fellas, let's take a break.

Okay, okay.

Get out.

You just take a minute and cool off.

Just calm down and fix this.

I'll swing by later.

Excuse me.

Um.

What can I do for you?

I have a caboose in my backyard.

Uh, I have money.

How much to come cut the train up and get it out?

Listen, buddy, that's private property.

The train company will have our hide.

I know it's illegal,

but I have money, and I'll-- I'll pay.

800 cash, and I start tomorrow.

Okay.

John, Skillpa, you're late.

Where were you yesterday? You weren't at work all day.

Do you need help?

Did Officer McGonagle get a hold of you?

Because he was looking for you.

I called your house several times--

several times, John.

Mm-hmm.

I know you have a lot going on,

but you or your wife could pick up the phone.

Mm-hmm.

[door chimes ring]

Okay, well, look,

train or no train,

this cannot happen again.

[Woman] Peacock State Bank.

You're going to have to skip lunch today.

Yeah.

[Woman] You have a phone call.

[French] Who is it?

It's not for you, sir. It's for John.

I think it's your wife Emma.

Hello?

John, it's Maggie.

Why are you calling?

I really need to talk to you.

Where are you?

The women's shelter.

Women's shelter?

Emma brought me here.

John, I really need to talk to you.

You met Emma?

[panting]

Yes, I--

You stay right there.

I'll come to you.

May I help you?

Um-- I want to donate these, please,

and can you get Maggie for me, please?

Come on in.

Just toss them on the chair there.

Maggie, you have a guest.

John?

When did she do this?

Do what?

Bring you here.

Yesterday.

No, I--

John--

John, what's wrong?

I met Emma the night I came to your house.

She gave Jake and me a ride home.

I can't let her do this.

Maggie, you need to stay away from Emma.

Emma's just trying to help me and Jake.

I'll give you the money so you can leave.

Are you-- Are you serious?

Yes.

I need to get you and Jake out of Peacock.

It's not safe here for Jake.

Maggie, I can't go back to that place.

I'll give you all the money, all of it.

I've got $1,409.16.

Emma doesn't know I have it.

It's at work.

But what do you mean? What place?

Uh, you don't understand.

I can't go back home.

I can't go back home.

John, I know you've been through a lot in that house.

You got to go home... t-to Emma.

Where do you want to go?

Where do you want to go? I'll take you wherever you want to go.

I'll take you.

I've got family in Madison--

I'll take you there. I--

I'll give you the money, and I'll take you to Madison.

I'll take you and Jake.

Okay.

Thank you.

I'm sorry

if I caused trouble for you and Emma.

She's not my wife.

[pounding on door]

John?

John, are you okay?

Please don't make me go.

I can't go home.

Are you hurt?

No.

Did you hurt somebody?

No, I swear I didn't.

Are you okay?

[plunks in water]

She held my head under water.

Emma?

No, when I was a kid.

Your mother?

She's not taking care of me anymore.

And she would've liked Emma.

Of course.

Yeah.

I met Emma the day Mom died.

John, she's gone.

You know that. Your mom is gone.

Uh...

Okay, buddy.

I don't want what happened to me

to-- to happen to anyone else.

Okay, buddy, look.

We got to get you home, okay?

John?

Let's get you home.

I can't go.

Well, you can't stay out here.

[running up stairs]

[door opens]

No.

[objects clatter]

[doorbell buzzing]

Yeah.

I need a room.

How long?

I don't know.

[sighs]

[gasp]

No, you can't do this to me.

Emma, you can't do this to me.

[knock on door]

[knocking]

Good morning, ma'am.

Uh, is the man of the house here?

Who are you?

I'm here about the train.

What about it?

Your husband hired me to remove it.

Did he?

You see your husband's name at the bottom of this contract?

Yes.

You see the 800?

Well, as I said before,

my husband's not here right now--

Is Maggie with you?

No, why?

I'm going to be back here tomorrow, ma'am at 8:30,

and you better have that 800, or you'll be meeting my attorney.

What is that about? Is everything all right?

Yes, everything's fine. Why?

Glenda called me at home,

and she said that John took Maggie and Jake yesterday

and they haven't come back.

Do you know anything about it?

No, I don't.

Well, one of the girls said that, um,

she seemed a little strange, like maybe she was lying.

I'll call Maggie at the trailer.

You don't mind?

No, I insist.

Why weren't you at the shelter last night?

Emma, please don't be mad at me.

I just want to know what's going on.

John came by the shelter,

and, uh, he's going to give me what I asked for.

The money?

And he'll drive me to my aunt's in Madison.

Well, he never discussed this with me.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to come between you and John.

I always said I'd take his help if he offered it.

And I had some good news for you.

What?

I just spoke to Fanny Crill

about getting you a job at the bank,

and it's a very respectable position,

and obviously the pay is a step in the right direction.

And we can all stay together and be here in Peacock.

I don't know, Emma.

Emma.

[phone rings]

Hello.

Hello, is Maggie there?

Hey, Miss Popular, the phone's for you.

Hello?

Maggie?

John?

I'm going to the bank, and then we're going to meet tonight.

You still going to help me?

Yes.

Oh, John, thank you so much.

It's important that no one knows what's going on,

especially Emma.

Okay.

Meet me at the Husker Motel, room 9, 11:00 sharp.

The motel, why-- why the motel?

If Emma finds out about this,

you'll never get the money. Understand?

Yeah, yeah, I understand.

11:00 sharp. If you're one minute early or one minute late,

you don't get the money.

Okay.

Hi-- well, hello, John.

Oh, Louise, hi.

Hi.

Uh, excuse me, Miss Sternberg.

Good afternoon, John.

Why did you come in the front door?

Emma told me how neighborly you've been.

She's a bit frazzled and not herself.

Not every day a train lands in your backyard.

John, the in box is rather full today.

I won't keep you, but how about you and Emma

taking us up on that dinner offer?

Oh, that would be great.

I'm sure it will be, John.

Uh, could you follow me, please?

I have a stack of papers for you.

Bye, John.

Bye.

Mr. French, what would you do without me?

Find someone more reliable.

♪♪ [country]

Where you from, cupcake?

All over, ma'am. I'm not really rooted anywhere.

My name's Cal.

My name's Maggie.

[grunt]

[door opens]

[closes]

[car starts]

Fire.

Fire!

John!

John!

[knock on door]

Emma?

Yes?

May we come in?

[footsteps approach]

Maggie was there. She confirmed it was him.

The fire chief said it was probably caused by John smoking in bed.

I know John was having a rough time of it.

John didn't do anything wrong.

Emma, can I help you?

[Fanny] Emma.

She needs to be alone.

Let's say a prayer and go.

[Priest] Heavenly Father,

have mercy on Emma.

We pray for your strength

that she will come to accept

that her earthly loss is the beginning

of life ever after for John, whom she loved.

In your mercy and love,

forgive whatever sins John may have committed

through human weakness

and live forever with your saints.

In your name we pray.

Amen.

[Fanny, Tom] Amen.

[crowd cheering]

And now we should take a moment

and honor Mrs. Skillpa.

For myself and everyone in Peacock,

we want to thank you for offering us your home

during such a difficult time.

Where is she?

I haven't seen her.

[Wyatt] How about a hand for my wife...

[muffled screaming]

[water splashing] Mommy! Mommy!

[Maggie] Everybody at the bank is so nice.

Maggie, come with me.

Where-- Emma, is everything okay?

What's going on?

What are you doing?

I don't want what happened to John to ever happen again.

I'm giving you all the money, all of it.

Go to Madison and get out of Peacock.

Did I do something wrong?

I thought I was going to take John's job at the bank--

John shouldn't be dead.

He shouldn't be dead.

He should never have left the house.

He's not safe here.

I don't understand. You're-- You're scaring me.

It's what John would've wanted.

Now go, please.

Please.

[lock clinks]

[crowd applauding]

[Wyatt on P.A.] Looks like all of Peacock is here.

Thank you for having us.

Emma?

It's almost time to take the picture.

I'd also like to thank Emma Skillpa.

[Fanny] The senator's leaving soon.

In the past 12 years,

I've tried to represent the best interests

of the people of Nebraska on Capitol Hill.

I stand behind my record.

Emma?

Emma, it's Fanny.

...what we've done in Washington,

and I believe we're making progress.

[knocking continues]

Emma.

[knocking] Where's Maggie, Emma?

Is she with you?

[knocking]

It's wonderful out here. You're missing it.

Emma.

Closed-Captioned By Burbank, CAServices, Inc.

The Description of Peacock