The Missing Twin (2022 Lifetime)

The Missing Twin (2022 Lifetime)

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Cast: Alaina Huffman, Josh Murray, Diahnna Nicole Baxter

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

Starring Alaina Huffman. Jenny is haunted by the feeling that the twin daughter she lost at birth is still alive, but Jenny’s husband fears it’s becoming an obsession

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Jenny wears a cowboy hat and a low-cut blouse while a hot cop pulls her over for running a red light. Then he throws off her hat and makes out with her on the side of the road. He is her husband, Connor, and has too much time on his hands. They have a daughter together named Lily. The teacher seems concerned about Lily’s imaginary friend “Milly.”

This creeps Jenny out because Lily was part of a set of twins. Her sister Milly was stillborn. Jenny wanders around the house, hearing the voice of her dead daughter calling out to her, “Come find me, Mommy!” Jenny tries to brush off her uneasy feelings, but her brat daughter keeps aggressively bringing up her imaginary friend Milly. 

Conner tells his wife to move on; it has been five years since the birth; he blames Jenny for constantly talking about Milly and putting thoughts into their daughter’s head. He encourages his wife to speak to her therapist. She needs to because nightmares (Or cheesy 80’s music videos) of Milly haunt her dreams. The dreams signal Jenny that Lily has left in the middle of the night. When Jenny awakens, Lily stands in the front yard and is almost abducted by literal strangers in a white van. STRANGER DANGER!

Jenny feels like her like is turned upside down. Her therapist, Cynthia, tells Jenny to let go of Milly and make room for Lily in her life. Jenny’s car is a wreck, she doesn’t make dinner for her family, but Conner doesn’t care and scoops Jenny up from the couch for some sexy time. (Complete with cheesy sexy time music.)

Conner changes the locks on the door and is super protective of his daughter. If Jenny doesn’t get it together, Conner threatens to leave her. Jenny keeps a secret room in the basement full of little girl things she kept for Milly, so I would say she isn’t doing well. Jenny vlogs about her grief as she packs up the items in the room to donate. 

Jenny does a random photoshoot for a magazine, and the photos look terrible. She hosts a website called Jenny’s Toys For Tots, and I guess that is her job? Is she a mommy blogger? 

At a random festival, there is a daycare; Lily is left there by Jenny while she walks around to browse. When Jenny picks up her daughter, she sees Lily playing with a girl who looks exactly like her. It must be her sister Mily. Jenny rushes to take a picture of the girls but is pushed over by the girl’s mother, and they rush off. Jenny tries to talk to the police, who don’t understand what the hell she is talking about. 

The town’s Sheriff has a sister who is an OGBYN and delivered the twins. Flashes of the birth play in Jenny’s mind, and she is sedated shortly after giving birth; Jenny remembers Milly being alive.

Jenny goes to pick up Lily from the daycare, and the teacher says she was never checked in. When Jenny shows the picture to the teacher, she says the kid in the photo is the Sheriff’s niece. 

The Sheriff and her sister kidnapped Lily and now have both Lily and Mily. Jenny tracks down the woman and demands to have her daughter back. The Sheriff pulls a gun on Jenny and shoots at her. She goes on her mommy blog and does a live feed to get help. It goes viral!

It turns out the sisters swapped babies with Jenny when she was sedated. Since the Sheriff’s sister was an OGBYN, she had access to make the switch. Jenny tells them that it is no excuse to steal another woman’s child. She grabs a bat and stands her ground against the two armed women. 

Conner shows up and tries to save his wife and daughter, but he is shot in the leg. Someone shoots the Sheriff (and it was definitely NOT Bob Marley.) Conner calls for backup as Jenny chases the OGBYN sister and twins into the woods while carrying a boomerang. (You can’t make this stuff up.) 

Jenny throws the boomerang and knocks the OGBYN out while telling her to “shut up.” Jenny is reunited with her daughter, Lili, and Milly. They hug it out as the police and paramedics arrive. 

Conner and Jenny raise their family, and Jenny posts about finding her daughter on her blog.

Side Note

Minority Report: Mrs. Cooper, Therapist, Assistant, Sargent Sue, 

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Number of Kills: 

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Enjoyment Level: 🍷 (1 glass of wine.)

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