Shuffle + Synopsis Meme
Elizabeth Mitchell, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Sarah Paulson, Miriam Shor, and Julianna Margulies (requested by shemadehimwaffles) + Must Get Out by Maroon 5
Since she was a little girl, Julie (Paulson) has dreamed of getting out of her small home town. Now studying art history in a graduate program and traveling every chance she gets, Julie is fulfilling her dream and loving her life. That is, until she gets the phone call telling her that her estranged mother has passed away. Forced to go home and deal with her mother’s estate, she heads back to the town she never wanted to see again.
The short trip home that Julie had imagined turns into months as she wades through taking care of her childhood home, and it only grows more complicated when her only remaining relative, her troubled sister, April (Morrison) returns home, too. In a familiar scenario, April has come looking for money to pay off her drug and gambling debts. Out of work and dealing with her own school loans and the leftover mortgage on the house, Julie is in need of funds herself, and low on ideas.
That is, until April proposes something crazy: they steal from a museum and sell the artwork. Julie knows her sister has lost it, until April fills her in on the rest of the players: Nat (Parrilla), April’s almost-girlfriend bartender-slash-computer whiz; Sam (Mitchell), Nat’s ex-girlfriend that owns a pawn shop (and has a number of shady business contacts), and Claire (Margulies), Sam’s best friend that has recently lost her job as a high-profile attorney.
Julie thinks they can almost pull it off, until the group realizes they need one more person: an art forger, to replace the paintings they’ll be stealing. Almost ready to give up their insane scheme, Julie runs into their reclusive neighbor, Megan (Shor), a talented artist she’d known vaguely in high school and a woman who is desperate for a little bit of adventure in her life.
With their cast complete, the women set out to enact their mission and cash in on a payday big enough free them all. But with so many complex relationships, and decades-old secrets coming to light, the heist may not be the biggest challenge they face before they can all get out of town.