The Scene opens on Mandy, a troubled young woman, as she slumps on her couch surrounded by tissues. Her eyes are puffy from crying and mascara streaks mark her face. An open letter sits on the table in front of her. It’s from her mother. It explains how who she thought was her brother Aaron is actually fostered, and details the story of their taboo sibling dealings for which he was arrested. The phone rings. Wiping her eyes, Mandy answers. A recording says: THIS IS A COLLECT CALL FROM THE LA COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY. YOU HAVE A CALL FROM AARON. TO ACCEPT, PLEASE PRESS 1. Mandy takes a breath and presses the button.