The scene isn't working. Not because the lead actors, Without a Trace star Poppy Montgomery and David Sutcliffe, aren't gelling. They are. But this moment in their Lifetime TV-movie Murder in the Hamptons — airing Monday at 9 pm/ET — needs more juice.
The story, based on actual events, is practically Shakespearean: Ted Ammon, a fabulously wealthy Manhattan financier, and Generosa Rand, an attractive, demanding real-estate agent, meet cute, marry in 1986, adopt 4-year-old twins from Russia and live like royalty in England and East Hampton, N.Y.
But by the time of this scene, Generosa is pitching fits, paranoid that Ted is having an affair. In 2001, he would be found bludgeoned to death in his bed, and she and her boyfriend, electrician Danny Pelosi (Summerland's Shawn Christian), would be the prime suspects. Two years later, she, t