Early on we meet teenage Quinn, who visits newly widowed Elise to try and get in touch with her recently dead mother, and although Elise is not able to reach the spirit, Quinn reveals that she has been trying on her own. We see Quinn's unbalanced home life, with a young brother and a dad played by Dermot Mulroney, who hasn't aged since playing Dirty Steve in Young Guns, and I don't know if that's a compliment or not. Quinn, flustered by her extra responsibilities, is late for her college audition, flubs her monologue, and is then hit by a truck, breaking both legs. All in all, not a great day.
Deep in a trance, Elise meets the demon disguised as her dead husband, and it attempts to get her to kill herself. Elise, however, is done with the demon's bullshit and goes full-on Ripley Get-Away-From-Her-You-Bitch-Mode. Which, I don't have to tell you, is a hot, hot senior citizen look.