Paula is a rather flighty, self-centered woman. Driving at night, she injures a child in a hit and run accident. Later, overcome with remorse, she contrives to take the child in and pretends to be his legal guardian. She finds meaning and purpose in her life for the first time as she engages the little boy in intensive therapy necessary to recover his ability to speak. Will she be caught and punished for her misdeeds? When the boy is able to speak, will he implicate her?