EXT. HIGHWAY - LATE MORNING
It's the morning of Christmas Eve. The sky is overcast, threatening. An SUV with TWO FEMALE PASSENGERS races along a deserted highway somewhere in Northern Michigan. Remains of a heavy snowfall dot the roadside.
INT. STACY'S SUV - CONTINUOUS
At the wheel, bundled up in muffler and heavy car coat, is STACY CROMWELL, 32, bright and attractive. On her cell:
Hi, Mom. It's me.
INT. KITCHEN - MILLER HOME - CONTINUOUS (INTERCUT WITH SUV)