Is that why people hate us so much, Aunt Frances?
Aunt Frances (V.O): They don't hate us, sweetheart.
We just make them a little nervous.
She was a witch.
Aunt Frances (V.O): But no, I didn't think it was either of those reasons. They feared her because she had a gift a power that has been passed on to you children. She had the gift of magic. And it was this very gift that saved her life. She was vanished to this very island. With her unborn child growing inside her belly. She waited for her lover to rescue her. But he never came. No one came. In a moment of despair, she cat a spell upon herself that she would never again feel the agony of love. But as her bitterness grew the spell turned into a curse. A curse on any man who dared love an Owens woman.
===== EXT. BEACH DAY=====
Is that why Daddy died? From the curse?
Aunt Frances (V.O): Yes, my darling.
Aunt Frances (V.O): Your mother knew She heard the beetles ticking for your father's death all day long. She knew that when you hear the sound of the deathwatch beetle the man you love is doomed to die.
===== EXT. HOUSE =====
Hi! You want to play?
Aunt Jet (V.O):
It's not that they hate you. It's that, well... We're different.
You witch! Witch, witch! You're a bitch!
=== EXT. GARDEN ===
What about my poor Ethan?
Yes, my darling girl, she did.
What about my homework?
Come on Gilly.
I'm coming, Sally.
=== INT. KITCHEN ===
Very good, Sally. You've been blessed with a gift.
What about me?
Get the bird.
Get the book.
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