- It's 1993 and Jeanette's birthday, a milestone she and her friends celebrate by coming up with daring activities for her to do — like sneak into new assistant principal Martin Harris's home. She first runs into Kate Wallis at the mall while she's out shopping with her friends Mallory and Vince. Kate barely notices her, but Jeanette can't stop noticing how affectionate she and her boyfriend Jamie are, nearly forgetting about the "You Go Girl" choker her friends gift her.
- Despite being a popular teen in town, Kate has a hard life. We first see it with her helicopter-mom Joy, who pressures her to live up to the family legacy. Kate suspects her stepdad is having an affair, only to realize it's her mother.
- The family drama comes to a head during a family hunting trip, pushing Kate to turn to Martin Harris, who her parents had invited. He acts as her only solace at a time where she struggles to connect with those around her. We know he is also the man who kidnaps her and holds her hostage in his home.