In the TV movie A Mother’s Escape, when married woman Murel (Tara Buck) leaves her abusive, alcoholic husband Tommy (Damon Carney) and takes her 7-year-old son Kipp (Spencer Mabrey) with her, she’s accused of abducting the boy. Driving across the state of Oklahoma and headed to California, Murel and Kipp are on the run not just from Tommy but the police, too. Murel proves that she’s willing to do anything to keep Kipp far away from his adoptive father Tommy.
Tess is portrayed by Beth Grant. She’s appeared on several TV shows including The Mindy Project (Beverly), Jericho (Gracie Leigh), Yes, Dear (Kitty Hughes), Everwood (Miss Violet), and Malcolm in the Middle (Dorene Hooper). Grant is also recognized for her roles in the films The Artist (Peppy’s Maid), No Country for Old Men (Carla Jean’s Mother), Donnie Darko (Kitty Farmer), and Little Miss Sunshine (pageant official Jenkins), among others. A Mother’s Escape premieres on LMN on Sunday, October 2 at 8pm.