02x04 - She Knows

Do you?

Have you considered why you strayed?

Why were you unfaithful?

What have you done this time?

I see you drowning right now in a way.

We're throwing Amabella a birthday party, and I'm sparing no cost; she's unhappy.

There's something going on

- with you.
- Correct.

My husband put us in the poorhouse.

JANE CHAPMAN: Uh...

I just gotta idle in neutral for a little bit.

That's kind of my MO right now.

MARY LOUISE WRIGHT: (CHUCKLING) Yes.

JANE: Oh, my God.
He looks just like Ziggy.

I should like to be in Ziggy's life. I...

I mean, I'm... I'm his grandmother.

♪ ("COLD LITTLE HEART" BY MICHAEL KIWANUKA PLAYS) ♪

♪ Did you ever want it? ♪

♪ Did you want it bad? ♪

♪ Oh, my ♪

♪ It tears me apart ♪

♪ We can try to hide it ♪

♪ It's all the same ♪

♪ I've been losing you ♪

♪ One day at a time ♪

♪ And I know ♪

♪ In my heart ♪

♪ In this cold heart ♪

♪ I can live, or I can die ♪

♪ I believe if I just try ♪

♪ You believe in you and I ♪

♪ In you and I ♪

♪ In you and I ♪

♪ In you and I ♪

(DISTANT SCREAMING)

(DISTANTLY) I pushed him.

(INAUDIBLE)

(DISTANTLY) You didn't push him. And you didn't push him.

Nobody did.

(DISTANT SCREAM)

♪ (RELAXED MUSIC PLAYS) ♪

(SEAGULLS SQUAWKING)

- (JOSH WRIGHT GROWLS)
- Eww!

MAX WRIGHT: It even scared me, Josh!

CHLOE MACKENZIE: It's gross!

MAX: Aren't they supposed to be scary?

CHLOE: It's the whole point.

MAX: They're supposed to be monsters.

Mine's done. It got stabbed.

AMABELLA KLEIN: That's disgusting.

No, you can't leave it like that.

CHLOE: Some gang member could steal it and use it to stab a person in the heart.

- BONNIE CARLSON: Chloe...
- MAX: Eww!

- ... there are no gangs in Monterey.
- MAX: I have this.

CELESTE: Come on, draw a face or something. Hmm?

RENATA KLEIN: It's gonna be total disco themed.

- (COUGHS)
- It's gonna be amazing.

It's gonna blow Frozen out of the water.

What are you doing?

- I'm smoking. I hate smoking.
- Nobody smokes anymore.

I'm just trying to manage my stress.

RENATA: We're talking about Amabella's birthday party.

It's gonna be amazing.

- How you doing?
- (COUGHS)

How's everything with Ed? Is he here?

Um, whether or not we're still married... it's undetermined.

- Ugh, babe...
- JANE CHAPMAN: Sorry.

I don't know. It's... It's not just Ed.

I just feel like everything right now is so f*cked.

Yeah, it's a lot.

RENATA: Everything's weird.

- What time is her party?
- RENATA: Two... because I have to go to bankruptcy court that morning.

- What?
- JANE: On a Saturday?

Mm-hmm. Well, we worked it out.

It's better that we don't have to sit around those penniless losers, as though that's not us.

Jesus, I don't know how you're still with him.

I mean, I know he's your husband but...

- f*ck.
- I don't know. We stay.

JANE: You don't have to.

But we do.

They betray us and we stay... you know.

They lie, they cheat on us, and we s...

- (DOORBELL RINGS)
- You know you said that

- out loud?
- I did. I said it out loud.

sh1t. I just... We stay.

- We work it out, is my point.
- (DOORBELL RINGS)

MADELINE MACKENZIE: I'm coming!

Tell me to stop talking, please.

Just all the time.

- Oh, hi!
- MADELINE: Mary Louise?

MARY LOUISE WRIGHT: The boys told me you were having

- a pumpkin carving party.
- Oh!

- It sounded like so much fun!
- Hmm.

And I can... I can, um...

I can be gone in a flash if it's an imposition.

Oh, no, no, no. Please come in.

- MARY LOUISE: I brought a...
- MADELINE: (YELLING) Kids!

Surprise.

- MAX AND JOSH: Grandma!
- (MARY LOUISE LAUGHS)

There's my little soldiers!

Aww... I see two handsome grandsons.

Somehow, I thought for sure there'd be three.

Where did I get that idea?

- Oh, Ziggy! He's right there.
- Ziggy's over there.

There he is.

That's an intriguing... jack-o-lantern.

He's shocked.

I think we're all a little shocked.

Uh... have you met Bonnie, Mary Louise?

Hi.

Uh...

I don't believe I have. I would certainly remember.

So beautiful. (CHUCKLES SOFTLY)

Jane, hi.

Guess what?

I got a unit in your building.

- My building?
- MARY LOUISE: Yes, it's perfect.

I'm just getting settled, so...

I can take the boys sometimes for some stay-overnights.

- (CHUCKLING)
- Yeah!

Yeah, you know, so you can have some time to have a life.

ZIGGY: Can I come, too?

MARY LOUISE: Of course, all my grandchildren.

- (ZIGGY GIGGLES)
- (MARY LOUISE LAUGHS)

CELESTE WRIGHT: Mary Louise.

Mary Louise, can I have a word with you, please?

MARY LOUISE: Yeah, sure. Of course.

(CHATTER CONTINUES)

(FOOTSTEPS RETREAT)

(CELESTE SIGHS)

CELESTE: You really think that this is a good idea?

- What?
- Moving into Jane's building?

- Why wouldn't it be?
- Because there are boundaries, Mary Louise.

MARY LOUISE: Well, where would you have me go? Canada?

This is all beginning to feel a little perverse.

- I beg your pardon?
- You're moving in with your son's rape victim.

- For God's sake, it's not right.
- I'm not moving in with her.

We're in the same building complex.

- No. This is...
- And by the way,

I'm not as convinced as you are, perhaps, that she was a rape victim.

- Oh, my God. I can't...
- MARY LOUSIE: You know, there are many, many questions that I still have.

For instance, why was he even with her that night?

What was he looking for? Perhaps seeking refuge from?

What's that supposed to mean?

How many other women did he go to?

If there's one...

(CHUCKLES) there are others.

(GLASSES CLATTER ON GROUND)

(WHISPERING) Oh, my God!

Oh, my God, I'm sorry.

- No, no, no, no, no, no.
- I shouldn't have done that.

- I... I...
- What shall we call that?

Foreplay?

JOSH: Grandma.

Oh, dear...

(MARY LOUISE CHUCKLES)

(DOOR CLOSES)

ED MACKENZIE: What's all this?

Pumpkin carving project.

The school decided to celebrate Halloween this week.

God forbid they wait until the end of the month.

I swear everyone in this town is obsessed with first and better and most.

Speaking of which, it's Amabella's birthday disco party tomorrow.

It's not even her f*cking birthday.

I mean, is it too much to ask people to check people's calendars

and then get back to them accordingly?

We all have calendar apps on our phone, for God's sake.

(SIGHS) What? Why are you staring at me?

Um...

You know, there's never any middle ground with you.

Like, when you're upset... it's... charge. Full speed ahead.

If there's a problem, charge.

If there was a problem with us, where was the... charge?

Why couldn't you come straight at me like you go at everyone else?

There wasn't a problem with us, Ed.

There's a problem with me.

(WAVES CRASHING)

- COREY BROCKFIELD: Okay...
- JANE: (CHUCKLING)

Oh, and it is a disco party, so... costumes may or may not be required.

COREY: So the opportunity for embarrassment is huge?

JANE: (CHUCKLES) Yeah.

(CHILDREN GIGGLE)

- Hi.
- MARY LOUISE: Hi.

(KIDS CLAMOR)

- Do you wanna start or should I?
- Yeah, I'll start.

I'm worried about the boys.

- CELESTE: Because?
- Because. Because...

You seem unwell.

Erratic.

I'm fine.

You hit me.

And I apologized for that. I've...

MARY LOUISE: You snapped.

It's meant to be shared, you know. Grief.

It's... insurmountable.

Too difficult a battle to be waged alone.

Which is what you had to do.

You were alone... after the accident.

Your husband left.

Perry told me.

Yes, he... blamed me.

And he left.

And I deserved the blame. To be left.

You know, Ray... made a new life. He... got a new family.

He became a devoted father, so I'm told.

It's... It's good.

People can move on after tragedy, just not together sometimes.

MADELINE: What do you think about going to Big Sur?

Just the two of us.

There's, um, a couples' thing.

It's... It's a workshop.
A couples' workshop.

I know, I know, that sounds awful, but it's gotta be better than that lady, and...

It's supposed to be amazing.

(IN A DEEP VOICE) "Madeline, "I would love to go with you into the woods and talk about my feelings and make love to you."

(NORMAL VOICE) No?

CHLOE: Mom, can you look over my project?

Yeah. (CLEARS THROAT)

This is opposites.

And next, we're gonna do synonyms.

Okay. Opposites. Um, that's a door.

- And that is...
- Yeah. That's you.

Me. Of course. Uh...

I don't... I don't understand.

The door's hinged.

I see.

Is that supposed to be funny?

Well, my teacher wants imagery. Not words like "hot" and "cold."

Uh-huh.

I'll change it.

(ED GROANS)

So is this the party line around here?
That I'm unhinged?

- That's the book on me?
- (SIGHS) Pretty much.

Great. (TUTS)

I don't understand why the attorney can't handle this.

Because they can't. All right?

He had to pluck a zillion strings to get this through on a Saturday with nobody else around.

(METAL DETECTOR BUZZES)

It's not like a scarlet letter.

People file for bankruptcy all the time.

Some even go on to become president.

Let's just keep this thing moving along.

I've got a party to throw.

Absolutely no mention of that whatsoever to the trustee.

All right? Am I clear?

JOHN DAVIDSON: So this represents your assets

- in their entirety?
- GORDON KLEIN: Yes, sir.

Condo in Aspen.

Four bedroom vacation home in Palm Beach, including a -foot Red Sea Yacht.

GORDON: The Amabella.

DAVIDSON: Any other recreational or vacation home?

GORDON: No, sir.

DAVIDSON: Estimated liability is million dollars?

Uh, yes, but most of that is pending civil lawsuits, and we expect to be able to settle well within that range.

You really don't get to settle anything anymore, Mr. Klein.

That all falls on me.

Your residence has been listed for sale?

Uh, yes. We expect to go for north of .

RENATA: At least. (CHUCKLES)

DAVIDSON: Again, my decision, not yours.

Any other legal actions pending?

Right to sue?

Any punitive judgments in your favor?

GORDON: No, sir.

Any expectation of inheritance in the next months?

GORDON: No, sir.

Parents in good health?

Are you serious?

GORDON: Uh, yes, they're in good health.

(PAPERS RUSTLING)

Do you stand to inherit?

I'm self-made.

I see a charge for dollars to Morris-Simmons Lab.

Can anybody tell me what that's for?

Medical. (CLEARS THROAT)

Did you submit to insurance?

- RENATA: No.
- Why not?

RENATA: Because it's...

It wouldn't be declared as insurance.

Well, what is it?

It's medical.

Like I said the first time.

DAVIDSON: I don't think you follow here, Mrs. Klein.

See this... is a bankruptcy hearing.

And I can deny your petition.

GORDON: Renata...

From dealing with men like you all my life. Okay?

Mm-hmm.

Going forward, disallow.

I have here a listing of your jewelry, which doesn't include that Rolex watch you're wearing.

I'll take it.

- GORDON: You mean mine?
- RENATA: Are you kidding?

WALTER RUTTENBURG: John, come on.

It doesn't include that either.

That's my wedding ring.

DAVIDSON: It's not listed.

- (WATCH SLIDES ACROSS TABLE)
- I'm... I'm not... giving my...

WALTER: I will handle this later.

WALTER: We done here?

DAVIDSON: How'd you get here today?

GORDON: We drove.

DAVIDSON: Personal car?

GORDON: Tesla .

GORDON: Well, at least we got your ring back.

RENATA: Shut up.

(SIGHS) There will come a day that you will pay for this, Gordon.

But today is not that day.

Today is Amabella's day, and it will be filled with laughter... and magic... and pure, unmitigated joy.

♪ ("TRY ME, I KNOW WE CAN MAKE IT" BY DONNA SUMMER PLAYS) ♪

Hi!

To Club Amabella!

- You look incredible. You look...
- Oh, thank you.

This is my mom, Elizabeth.
This is Renata.

Elizabeth! Renata. We have never met.

We have not. It's such a pleasure, and thank you so much for inviting me.

- Of course!
- I mean, The Trammps?

Oh my... They're headlining.

- BONNIE: So amazing.
- Come in. Get champagne.

Hi! Have a wonderful time.

RENATA: Ziggy Stardust, ladies and gentlemen!

- JANE: This is Corey Brockfield.
- I've heard so much about you.

It's so great to meet you, Corey.

Welcome to my home.

- No, hi. Bonnie.
- COREY: Hi. Nice to meet you.

Gordon. Get him some champagne.

I can't... He's so cute, I can't even take it.

- I can't. I can't. I can't.
- Just... just don't tell him.

- Get on that.
- He's so cute.

- You guys have to be cool.
- (RENATA LAUGHS)

I made the biggest mistake bringing him here.

I'm never cool.
But I will try my best. For you.

For you, I'm about to be cool for the first time in my life.

(LAUGHS)

Are we gonna dance again?

We always need a dance party, don't we?

(LAUGHS) Hi, how are you?

Uh... this is a list of... all of the best family law attorneys in the Bay Area, as well as the peninsula.

I would like you to call each one of them.

But I have you. Wha...

Why do I need to call them?

Well, you won't, but your daughter-in-law will, and if you call them first, you know, she can't have them.

They'll be conflicted out.

It's... You know, it's an ugly process.

Are you really sure you want to proceed with this?

MADELINE: He agreed to go to a sauna center.

It's like a healing institute for mature couples.

- CELESTE: Yeah, right.
- Maybe it used to be a...

Celeste, what exactly does your mother-in-law know?

She gave me a very strange look yesterday.

If anything, she's suspicious of me.

Does that bother you, all that suspicion?

It does bother me. It does.

And if I could do again, I wouldn't lie.

I wouldn't go along with the lie.

- BONNIE: Exactly.
- Hold on a second.

(SCOFFS) What are you trying to say?

You were the one that said that he slipped, that he fell, and...

I mean, we... We went along with it.

Are you blaming me?

CELESTE: I blame myself, all right?

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but I was numb.
I wasn't thinking straight, and let's face it, this f*cking lie...

- has had quite a shelf life.
- BONNIE: Yeah, I agree.

Wow. So you're all talking about me behind my back?

- You're blaming me.
- BONNIE AND CELESTE: No. No.

- No, that's rich.
- We're not blaming you...

- That's really rich.
- ... behind your back. Madeline.

We're right here. It's to your face.

- Oh.
- (MADELINE SCOFFS)

♪ ("HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE" BY THE BEE GEES PLAYS) ♪

♪ I feel you touch me in the pouring rain ♪

♪ And the moment that you wander far from me ♪

♪ I wanna feel you in my arms again ♪

How adorable is that? (CHUCKLES)

♪ And you come to me on a summer breeze ♪

- ♪ Keep me warm in your love ♪
- RENATA: I suppose we'll never be giving her anything like this again. Ever.

Okay, look. I know...

I will never be able to make up for what I've done.

But...

I mean, do you think there's any chance that you'll be able to forgive me... eventually?

It's not about you, Gordon.

GORDON: It's not?

Since I was old enough to dream of having my own family, I've been, in my head, planning my child's life.

What it would entail, what she would have, the opportunities I could give her.

So I'm having a difficult time reconciling that all my dreams have gone to sh1t.

All my hopes and plans for Amabella have gone to sh1t.

I married a man... who would take my life and... all my accomplishments and just turn them to sh1t.

That... That's on me. Right?

My choices. My stupidity.

It's my picker that's broken.

My f*cking bad.

- MAN: Renata!
- Hello! Hi!

(MAN CHUCKLES) Such a pleasure!

♪ We belong to you and me ♪

(LAUGHS)

♪ And you come to me on a summer breeze ♪

♪ Keep me warm in your love ♪

♪ Then you softly leave ♪

♪ And it's me you need to show ♪

♪ How deep is your love? ♪

(SUDDEN SILENCE)

♪ ("LUCKY" BY DONNA SUMMER PLAYS) ♪

I saw you.

With your friends earlier.

Something's wrong.

I don't like the energy in this house.

I mean, not the party. This is great.

Something deeper.

And I don't like the energy around you.

This is just your weird imagination.

Hmm... I don't think so.

♪ Scared and lonely going out for the night ♪

No.

♪ Shakin' all over and wishing I'd never come here ♪

♪ He pulled up in a cloud of smoke ♪

♪ So much was said but nobody spoke a word ♪

You wanna dance?

- ♪ So I took a chance ♪
- Uh...

- ♪ And he followed me home ♪
- No.

♪ I knew he wouldn't beg so I gave in without fighting ♪

Wanna think about it?

I mean, I would love to dance with you, Madeline.

But maybe sometime when we're not... doing a dog and pony show in front of all of Monterey.

I'm sick of all the pretending

- and I...
- What do you mean, pretending?

What do I mean, pretending?
Are you kidding me?

Are you looking at this room?

- ♪ Lucky comes easy ♪
- This is pretending.

- ♪ Lucky's not shy ♪
- You, me, us, the... Everything.

Just...

- Got it.
- Okay.

Yeah. Got it.

♪ You'll go for a ride ♪

You okay?

- ♪ For a ride ♪
- Yeah.

- I've been there, man.
- Oh, my God.

- No, I mean... I...
- Jesus Christ, just shut up.

Just f*cking...

- Don't. Don't say that.
- Stop it.

Don't talk to me like...
I don't like that.

Please...

Don't.

Hey! Hey! What the hell?

- He started it. I was joking.
- I do not care who started it.

- Just go...
- Hey, we were playing.

We are meant to be happy here.
This is about happiness!

My God. Babies!

Uh... you don't need to read that all here.

You can just give it a good proof tonight to make sure there are no, uh, inaccuracies.

- Oh. Okay.
- Yeah.

So you do realize that once we file, you can count on being, uh, alienated from the boys.

(CLEARS THROAT) I mean, you might get custody, but affection...

This isn't about me needing to be liked.

Okay, everyone needs to be liked.

I find that's especially true with grandmothers.

- (PARTY CHEERS)
- SINGER: ♪ How old are you? ♪

Eight.

- Eight?
- (PARTY CHEERS)

SINGER : Tell you what. Today is your birthday, we're gonna dedicate this show to you.

♪ ("DISCO INFERNO" BY THE TRAMMPS PLAYS) ♪

(PARTY CHEERS)

Are y'all ready? Say, "Burn!"

ALL: (SINGING) ♪ Burn, baby, burn ♪

I can't hear you! What we say?

ALL: ♪ Burn, baby, burn ♪

SINGER: That's it! A little louder.

ALL: ♪ Burn, baby, burn ♪

SINGER: That's right.

ALL: ♪ Burn, baby, burn ♪

Now somebody scream!

- (ALL SCREAM)
- SINGER : ♪ To my surprise ♪

♪ One hundred stories high ♪

SINGER: ♪ One hundred stories high ♪

♪ People getting loose, y'all ♪

♪ Getting down on the roof ♪

- Let me hear ya.
- Say what?

COREY: (CHUCKLES) Found you.

(CHUCKLES SOFTLY) You wanna sit?

I know I told you a little bit about what happened.

We don't have to talk about it.

I would like to.

I've... (CHUCKLES)

I was raped pretty violently...by a man who I thought was sensitive and... kind.

Yeah.

That's how I got Ziggy, so...

Really?

Yeah.

Amabella's so happy you came!

- Thank you!
- Good to see you.

- Even better than Frozen.
- Do you promise?

HARPER STIMSON: Oh, my gosh!

- You better not be lying to me.
- Just amazing.

HARPER: I'm not lying, and I also wanna borrow your dress.

- Is that weird?
- Uh, no. You own it.

- Oh, my God!
- That was insane!

- Disco was genius.
- RENATA: Really?


It was, wasn't it.

- Oh, thank you so much. Thank you.
- Yeah, it was great.

RENATA: We've got one for you.

BONNIE: I know someone had a great time.

- (LAUGHS) I had a ball!
- That... Oh, no!

You... on that dance floor.
It was amazing.

- ELIZABETH: It was a ball.
- (BOTH LAUGH)

All right. Thank you.

RENATA: I'm so happy you were here.

BONNIE: Mama.

You okay?

- BONNIE: Mom?
- RENATA: Elizabeth?

- BONNIE: What's wrong with her?
- Elizabeth?

- Oh, my God! Mom! Oh, my God!
- Mom!

- BONNIE: Mom! Mom!
- Watch her head. Watch her head.

Oh my God! Somebody call !

What the f*ck is happening to her?

(SCREAMS FADE)

BONNIE: So what happened?

She had a stroke, which most likely caused the seizure.

We're gonna take her into surgery now and clean out a carotid artery in her neck.

It's good that you got her here so quickly.

As soon as we know more, I'll let you know.

She just dropped like a stone.

(SOBS)

I seriously thought she was gonna die.

It really makes you take stock of things.

You okay?

No.

I'm far from okay.

Look, if you're gonna leave me, can you just do it?

Can you just get it over with?

Wh... I mean, I'm still here, aren't I?

MADELINE: Is that what you think, Ed?

You're far from here.

You're not even f*cking close.

♪ ("JESUS IS WAITING" BY AL GREEN PLAYS) ♪

I had a really weird thing happen earlier when I was dancing with Corey.

Um... everything was going fine, it was great, and then, he moved his hand, and... my mind froze, and my body recoiled and kinda had this spasm.

It's really frustrating because I'm doing so well, and then something like that happens.

- CELESTE: Hmm.
- And it's like, am I ever gonna be able to be sexual again?

Can you relate to that?

Did he ever...

Did Perry ever rape you?

JOE: How we doing? Another round?

JANE: No, I'm good. Thank you, actually.

It'll happen.

- JANE: So he didn't?
- No.

No, he didn't.

JANE: I'm gonna swing by the hospital on my way

- and just check up on Bonnie.
- CELESTE: Mm-hmm.

Would you tell her that my boys are with Mary Louise tonight, so... if she... if she wants anything, I'm here.

- Ugh... okay.
- (CELESTE CHUCKLES)

Bye.

- Love you.
- Love you.

- (SIGHS)
- So what's it gonna be?

CELESTE: Oh, what the hell, I'll have another one.

Good choice.

(HEART MONITOR BEEPS)

MARTIN HOWARD: Looking for Elizabeth Howard.

- NURSE: She's right through...
- BONNIE: Dad.

- Hi.
- MARTIN: Hi.

She okay?

I think.

What'd the surgeon say?

Her brain scans showed some bleeding, but um... it's minimal, so... we won't know anything else till she wakes up.

MARTIN: Did you say something to her?

Before the incident, did you say something?

You mean, did I cause this?

- MARTIN: I didn't mean that.
- Yeah, you did.

It's just that you... know how easily upset she gets.

I didn't cause her f*cking stroke.

(WHISPERING) Calm down.
What if she can hear you?

Okay...

I'm gonna let you sit with her for a while.

Okay?

MARTIN: (FAINTLY) I'm here, baby.

MARY LOUISE: It's the best pizza in the world!

That's what your dad used to say.

When he was your age.
You know that? (CHUCKLES)

- He said that with us too.
- MARY LOUISE: He did?

Did he teach you how to stretch the cheese?

- (CHUCKLING) Yeah.
- Stretch the cheese.

BOYS: Mm-hmm.

MARY LOUISE: (LAUGHING)
Nothing better in the world.

MAX: If Dad was here, he would eat a whole pizza to himself.

He is. He is here, in a way.

You know, people are never really gone.

'Cause they live on in the hearts of those they leave behind.

We just have to... keep your dad here.

In our hearts. Right?

Right?

It's the best pizza in the world!

- (LAUGHS)
- (BOYS CHUCKLE)

(ED MOANS)

(VENDING MACHINE WHIRS)

(DR. CORTLAND AND ADRIENNE QUINLAN CHATTING)

BONNIE: Seriously?

- Excuse me?
- What the f*ck?

JANE: Bonnie. Hey.

Sorry.

- She chooses now?
- No, no, no, she's here some DUI fatality or something.

I ran into her downstairs.
It's something else.

CORTLAND: She's just a daughter of a patient.

I know who she is.

MARY LOUISE: I so wanted to bring the boys to church, but Max was adamantly opposed.

He thinks that God is a douchebag.

His language, not mine.

- Hi, Mommy.
- CELESTE: (WEAKLY) Hi.

- You all right?
- CELESTE: Yeah, I'm fine.

- Just didn't sleep very well, you know?
- MARY LOUISE: Yeah.

JOSH: We had pulled pizza last night.

- CELESTE: Did you?
- BOYS: Yeah.

MAX: We stretched the cheese like Daddy used to do.

Well, that sounds really fun.

JOSH: And we saw Ziggy this morning.

He lives in Grandma's building.

- CELESTE: Hmm. Great.
- What's the matter?

Celeste, what's wrong?

I just... I don't know,

I feel like I'm coming down with something.

- MARY LOUISE: Hmm? Yeah.
- I just feel like... Very zonked.

JOSH: You look funny.

Hmm... No fever.

What a mess!

- Good lord...
- JOE: Hey...

How we all doin'?

I gotta...

Hey, buddy.

MARY LOUISE: And who do we have with us today?

JOE: I'm, uh... I'm Joe.

- MARY LOUISE: Hi.
- JOE: Hi. Sorry.

MARY LOUISE: So...

Shall we...

- Let's get clean, shall we?
- (DOOR SLAMS)

MADELINE: Wait, did you take Ambien again?

And you didn't even remember he was in the house?

I couldn't... I didn't even realize where I was when they came running in, I just...

Look, you're entitled to have a private life.

She said she was taking the boys for a sleepover.

CELESTE: I know, and then she comes in at a...

I mean, it must have been like...

Yeah, she should have called you first or texted you.

You can't just, like, barge in on people like that.

I dropped the boys off at Jane's, if that's all right.

So that we could have a... conversation.

MADELINE: Is that your hint for me to leave?

(SCOFFS) Okay.

- (SOFTLY) It's all right.
- Okay, I'll call you later.

(FOOTSTEPS RECEDING)

(DOOR CLOSES)

MARY LOUISE: (SIGHS) Celeste...

I do think you need to take some... some real time to heal, and that while you do that, I think Max and Josh should...reside with me.

No. (SCOFFS) No.

That won't be necessary.

No, I... I think it is nec...
It is necessary.

Look, last night was a misunderstanding...

No, no, this is not about last night.

It's about a whole totality of events.

(SIGHS)

You're a mess, Celeste.

And until you're better, we just have to think about... protecting the wellbeing of our boys.

We should at least be able to agree on that. Hmm?

My boys will not be going to live with you.

But they're at risk here.
They're at risk in your care.

And I'm their grandmother, and I will not forsake them, and I will not forsake what I know

Perry would want me to...
To do for them.

I need you to get outta here.

- Right now.
- Well, we can calmly...

- CELESTE: No, no.
- Celeste...

(YELLING) Get the f*ck out of here!

Okay, I'm going to give you this as a courtesy.

What?

- It's a...
- What is it?

- A petition...
- No!

... for assignment of the guardian of the person.

- What?
- Persons.

- It's plural in this case.
- What?

It'll be filed in the Monterey County Superior Court tomorrow morning.

We need to do what's best for the boys.

(GASPS)

She could really lose her kids?

Maybe. It's California law, and it's very tricky.

- You got her a good lawyer.
- RENATA: Good. She's good.

But...

I would have had her hire Ira Farber, and now I hear Mary Louise got him and that's why he was unavailable.

- Oh, my God.
- It's just... everything feels like it's unraveling, and now...

I mean, Bonnie, I don't know how she's...

- keeping it together.
- I heard her mother is stable...

- ADRIENNE: Hey, Madeline.
- Oh.

MADELINE AND RENATA: Hello.

Renata.

It's nice to see you both. You well?

- Yeah.
- Great.

- Yeah.
- You?

Hey, I heard you gave a great talk other night at Otter Bay Assembly.

Wish I'd seen that.

People pull out their iPhones all the time at these sorts of things. I'm sure it's posted somewhere

- on Instagram or something.
- (RENATA CHUCKLES)

I'll look for it.

Have a good day.

RENATA: What the f*ck was that?

- (KNOCKING)
- Hi, Jane.

- JANE: Hi.
- What a surpri...

Can we have a conversation, please?

Of course, come in.
Can I get you a cup of tea?

No, I'm fine.
I'm just a little bit curious as to what you're doing and if you plan to take my kid next.

What? What would make you think that I would seek custody of Ziggy?

You're a wonderful, wonderful mother.

So is Celeste!

No. No, no. I have concerns about Celeste.

Her mental and emotional health...

I know you're her friend, Jane.

But truly, do you not also worry?

- No. No, I don't.
- Well, put yourself in my shoes.

If you became convinced

- that the boys were at risk...
- They're not at risk.

- Physically at risk.
- I've seen her as a mom!

She's a great parent.

You have seen the outward appearance, but I've seen the drawer, with...

uh, Ambien and... And Vicodin and, uh, Xanax, something with a... "Trama..." I don't know!

All these different medications, and she's driving on these roads.

Let me ask you, do you ever put Ziggy in the car with her?

Does he sit in the front next to her when the twins are strapped in the back?

Are you okay with that?

(ENGINE HUMS)

AMANDA REISMAN: I'm not gonna testify against you...

But they might be able to force you.

They might be able to, I don't know, get a court order.

Celeste, first of all, you can trust me.

I trusted her, so don't talk to me about trust right now.

I let her into my life.

I let her into my house.

I tried to help her.

Whatever you say to me is doctor-patient privileged.

You know that.

CELESTE: I just don't feel strong enough to handle this.

They're gonna wanna interview the kids, and they've been through enough.

We've all been through enough, for God's sake.

- (SNIFFS)
- Maybe you can settle?

Don't tell me to f*cking settle.

I'm not settling anything with that woman.

God. These are my kids.

And she wants them. She wants my boys.

DR. REISMAN: If she's seeking custody on the grounds of parental unfitness... or neglect...

CELESTE: Whose side are you on, for God's sake?

I've seen the way these things play out.

- Nobody wins.
- I will win. I'll f*cking win.

(SIGHS) God.

(MONITOR BEEPS)

(BONNIE SIGHS)

(ELIZABETH GROANS)

Mama.

Hi.

(ELIZABETH MUMBLES)

What, Mama?

(GROANS)

BONNIE: (ECHOING) Mama...