02x15 - The Lunch

Jake, what are you doing?

Uh MAGGIE: Parenting She could really be our birth mother.

it's a lot.

I said I didn't know where the father is.

But I do know where he is.

I just I don't want him to know where I am.

Even as adults This suitcase you got us, not that great.

Can you please listen?

we fall back into the same patterns [VOICE BREAKING]

Mom She died, Pop.

and like any relationship I was wrong.

We can just be friends.

I was just thinking the same thing.

you have to work at it So, are you a musician, too?

You ever hear of the Red Ferns?

- find that common ground - Hello?

Rome.

Hey.

Isaac Martin.

You open to sending me your script?

and just try I found those in the pink sleeping bag.

to keep your cool.

You should have saved the pancakes in case Soph gets the munchies.

[SCOFFS]

DELILAH: I know what I'm gonna say.

Don't try to talk me out of it.

[SIGHS]

What am I hearing?

Are you going up stairs?

Huh?

You going to talk to Sophie now?

Put me on speaker.

I want to be on speaker.

No, I'm not gonna have you eavesdrop while I talk to my daughter about finding her pot.

Eh, you're right.

- FaceTime?

- No.

If this conversation is to go well, I have to send the message that what she's done was wrong without scaring her off again.

Everything's still fragile.

Ah.

Sounds like somebody could use a joint.

- [CHUCKLES]

- Don't you have to get to work?

Well, that is the beauty of my new freelance gig, D.

'Cause I'm working from home, I'm already there.

I don't even have to wear pants.

[WHISPERING]

Thanks for the visual.

Not that I mind, but, uh, [WHISPERING]

why are we whispering?

'Cause I'm at her door.

Bye.

[KNOCK ON DOOR]

SOPHIE: Hey, Mom.

Forgot my sweater.

Is everything okay?

[NORMAL VOICE]

Yeah, I was wondering if we could talk for a second?

Yeah.

Sure.

Look, if the last few months have taught us anything, it's that we need to be honest with each other.

Okay.

I found something of yours.

And I know that you're growing up and that your friends are making choices Okay.

Uh look, you know, I-I was gonna talk to you about this.

Okay, good.

I'm glad, because we need to talk about it.

Yeah, and and the fact is Is a lot of girls my age are on birth control.

- What?

- It's true.

I mean, Jess has been on it for like a year now.

Are you and Jake having s*x?

No.

No, look, I-I just wanted to be ready.

Okay.

Okay.

See, I knew you wouldn't understand.

What?

No.

I might.

I will.

I might.

I just I-I don't want to say the wrong thing.

Let's just hit pause for a second, okay?

Neither one of us has s*x for the next 24 hours.

Ah.

S-See?

Word choice is everything.

We'll just talk about it later tonight.

Okay.

GARY: [NORMAL VOICE]

Wow.

That was a lot.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Gary?

For the record, I wasn't eavesdropping, D.

You just forgot to end the call.

And you should think about going on the pill, too, because you're screwed.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

- ROME: I wasn't going that slow.

- EVE: That jogger ran right past us.

Hey, I was protecting precious cargo.

You know, you don't have to keep driving me.

I can take the T.

- I don't mind.

- He does not mind.

Okay.

After you saw Derek's car We just want you to be safe.

Thanks.

- I'm gonna go punch in.

- Alright.

- Hey - [CELLPHONE VIBRATING]

Who is it?

Isaac Martin.

How you like that, huh?

Big shot movie star calling me on my personal cellphone.

I mean, well, my only phone, but the point is The point is it's gonna go to voicemail if you don't answer.

Right, right, right.

[CELLPHONE BEEPS]

Hey, man.

I was just talking about you.

What's up, bruh?

Uh-huh.

Yeah, I totally can.

[CLEARS THROAT]

What is this?

Oh.

I've been looking at some classes.

Always wanted to go back to school, but Derek talked me out of it.

He didn't think it was a good idea.

Well, I do.

Any idea what you want to study?

Maybe social work?

Seeing how much the ladies at the shelter help people I don't know.

- It's probably dumb.

- Oh, yeah.

Just tell your driver - it's off of that street.

- It's not dumb.

Eve, it's great.

Okay, okay.

Try to stay calm, but Isaac Martin is in town.

Uh, he's got a couple hours before he gets back to L. A. , and he wants to have lunch with me.

[GASPS]

Here?

- Yes.

- Isaac Martin is coming here?

Just checked my schedule, and I'm I'm free.

Oh, man.

I'm not free.

I gotta cancel lunch with my dad.

He'll understand.

This is big.

Well, he won't understand.

But this is big.

Why does Isaac Martin want to have lunch with you?

- Well, that - Because he wants to star in Rome's movie.

- Okay.

- Oh, my God.

That's so cool!

Okay, you know, let's not get ahead of ourselves.

He's probably circling a ton of other projects.

Is this shirt nice enough?

I mean, Gina, this shirt could change our lives.

Is this shirt nice enough to change our lives?

I would like to introduce you to Rome when he's stressed.

Rome-when-he's-stressed, this is Eve.

Yeah.

I need Excuse me, ladies.

- Call your father.

- Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Okay, this is good.

This is good, Colin.

You've always wondered what Dad does to keep this roof over our heads, and now you're seeing it up close.

I'm valuing this gentleman's life for a big ol' insurance company.

Now, if I were to put a price tag on your life, I would say priceless.

Wouldn't change a thing.

Stop drooling on my couch, please.

- What do we have here?

- [KEYBOARD CLACKS]

Ted Murphy, age 56.

56.

God, that's so young.

Sad, sad, sad.

Am I talking to myself more than usual?

That's sad, sad, sad.

I gotta go to a coffee shop or something.

[LAPTOP CLOSES]

Who am I, Queen Elizabeth?

Ugh.

I do my hair toss Check my nails - Baby, how you feelin'?

- Feelin' good as hell Hair toss Check my nails - Baby, how you feelin'?

- I do my hair toss Check my nails - Baby, how you feelin'?

- Feelin' good as hell Hair toss Check my nails - Baby, how you feelin'?

- Feelin' good as hell I mean, she's only sixteen.

How is this happening already?

Well, at least she's being responsible, preparing.

That's got to feel good, right?

- Best feeling ever.

- [SCOFFS]

You know, he's eighteen.

He's got to be experienced.

Okay, but the good news is, Sophie's coming in for her shift soon, which means you can keep an eye on her the whole time she's here.

You know what?

I trust her.

It's just Jake that I don't trust.

Which is why I asked him to come up here and do inventory all day.

[BOTH CHUCKLE]

Jake.

Hi.

Hey.

Hi.

And breathe.

DAKOTA: And I'm getting up off of the ground Even if everything looks different now I know what's gonna save me, yeah It's the only way If anything is gonna chaaaa Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh - Oh, oh, oh, oh - aaaange Everything's gotta chaaaa Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh aaaange That was awesome.

Just give us a sec.

We can play it back.

No, I wanna go again right away.

I think I could have hit the chorus a little harder.

Do you ever run out of energy?

[CHUCKLES]

Hey, Trevor.

Don't mind me.

Just checking in on my favorite new artist before my next meeting.

Dude, I'm loving the new demo.

The single it's fantastic.

I think we're gonna fast-track it to get hype going for the album.

- Really?

That is great.

- [CHUCKLES]

Dakota, you are killing it.

Absolutely killing it.

The new tracks are pretty good, right?

Red Ferns and I are on a roll.

Yeah, well, I'd love to hear what you guys have been working on, if you're up for it.

Yeah.

Cool.

I mean, we are still kind of tinkering with it.

We're crushing it, is what we're doing.

Let's play it for him.

Oh, shoot.

You know what?

I gotta jump to that other meeting.

Maybe you could send me a link?

JUSTIN: You got it.

I'll listen to it in the car, and then I'll give you guys - a call later.

- Great.

- Great.

- Great.

Keep it up.

Later, man.

Thanks.

[INDISTINCT TALKING]

REGINA: Just put it on the menu.

- Hey.

Maggie.

- H-Hi.

What are you doing here?

I thought you had your big date today with that guy from that app.

- What's his name?

- Larry.

Yeah.

I thought I would meet him here so you guys can tell me if he looks like a pathological liar or not.

I mean, I can't tell.

I don't think he does, but after what happened with Eric, let's just say that my instincts haven't really been working for me.

- Right?

- Ooh.

I just feel like it's been four months since Gary and I broke up.

I need to get back out there, rip the Band-Aid off.

I mean, I'm young, attractive.

Kate Winslet met her husband fleeing a house fire.

Yeah.

And this is only half as terrifying as that.

It could be good.

And we really want that for you.

Yeah.

But there's just one tiny problem.

Oh, God.

He's here already?

Uh Oh.

Oh, no, no.

There's something wrong with him, isn't there?

No, it's just - [SCOFFS]

- It's bad, isn't it?

It's not great.

What?

Oh, God.

What is Gary doing here?

How about the one in the corner?

No, I don't want him to feel like I'm hiding him.

How about this one right here?

I don't want him to feel like he's on display, you know?

You should start thinking of baby names now.

[CHUCKLES]

Sorry.

It's just Do you know how many A-list writers are trying to get Isaac Martin to do their movie right now?

Yeah.

But I bet he's gonna pick you.

We'll see.

I picked you, didn't I?

This one's perfect.

I'll move these out of the way.

Dad, what are you doing here?

I thought I told you our lunch was canceled.

You canceled lunch with you, not lunch in general.

Think I'll sit here.

Unless Did you cancel this table, too?

He's not responding.

What do I do?

I cannot have my first date since Gary be in front of Gary.

Do you have his phone number?

No.

I don't even have his last name.

I've just been messaging him on this stupid, stupid app.

Oh.

I got it.

You go on this date in front of my ex, and I'll go talk to Sophie about s*x and drugs.

- ANTON: Hey, Chef.

- Mm?

If you need me, I'll be upstairs doing inventory.

Wait, wait, wait.

What happened to Jake?

I thought he was doing inventory.

He wasn't feeling well, so Albert sent him home.

Okay.

Tell him to, uh, take all the time he needs.

You know what?

Gary and I are both adults.

I'm just gonna go out there, and I'm gonna tell him what's happening, and he'll leave.

- It's gonna be fine, right?

- Mm-hmm.

- Yes.

- Because it has to be.

WOMAN: Right this way.

Whoa.

Look who it is.

Come on over.

Step into my office.

What brings you here?

Oh, let me guess.

Uh D recruited you to help convince Sophie that abstinence helps the heart grow fonder?

Um actually, no.

Ha!

Poor D.

I mean, she barely had time to get over Danny's gay sleepover, and now this.

Can I talk to you for a second?

Sure.

You seem taller.

You almost go up to my breastbone.

You're wearing heels.

[SNIFFS]

And you smell good.

Are you meeting someone here?

Margaret Bloom do you have a date?

That's what I wanted to talk to you about.

Someone finally swiped right.

- I know this is awkward.

- No.

It's not awkward.

Dating is rad.

I don't know why I picked that word, but I do know you picked the right place for it.

Ambience.

Check.

Not too noisy.

Check.

Arugula salad.

Both low cal and delicious.

I've been trying to reach him so that we can meet up someplace else, but Why?

Oh.

Ah.

Should I go?

Do you want me to go?

Feels like I should go.

N-No.

No.

You're all You're all set up.

Don't leave on my account.

I can stay.

I mean, seems like a normal thing to do, right?

Stay?

Sure.

Eh, we're friends.

- Doesn't have to be weird.

- It's not gonna be weird.

I should, however, get back to Ted, 'cause he's my date.

- Aw.

- Pulmonary embolism.

Alright.

Aah.

Have a great date, buddy.

TREVOR: [OVER SPEAKERPHONE]

So, guys, I am loving what I'm hearing.

I already got that bridge stuck in my head.

Cool.

Glad it's working.

Oh, it's more than working.

I did have a couple of thoughts, though.

Sure.

What were you thinking?

Okay, so, right off the top The first verse.

Should it be a little breathier?

Breathier?

What does that even mean?

Could you be a little more specific, Trevor?

I-I don't know.

It just felt like it was a little aggressive, like you're hitting it too hard.

That's the whole point.

- What are you doing?

- What do you mean, what am I doing?

Are you listening to this guy?

I mean, I-I don't do breathy.

I'm not that kind of singer, and it's not that kind of song.

We can at least try one and see how it sounds.

You guys still there?

Totally.

I guess we can do one a little softer.

Great.

Hey, how do you feel about shortening the bridge?

Oh, which bridge?

The one that you just said was stuck in your head?

- What?

- Dakota.

But the bridge is inspired.

You go any shorter, you'll strip the emotion out.

Just tell him we'll take a look at it and move on.

- But why would - Nope.

We will take a look at it.

Yes, Trevor.

Anything you say.

Great.

Now, hey, how married are you to the chorus?

Okay.

I need some air.

- Everything alright?

- [SIGHS]

It's Yes.

Great.

Can we call you back in a few minutes?

Um sure.

Alright.

Please, keep in mind, as you meet my dad, you cannot change your mind about giving us your baby.

I'm sure he's sweet.

Um, okay, he is, except - He's not.

- He can be a titch cantankerous, and ever since Rome's mom died, it's gotten a little worse.

Oh, yeah.

Understatement.

[SOFT MUSIC PLAYING, INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS]

These chairs are horrible.

My left butt cheek just fell asleep.

Well, wake it up, Pop, 'cause we got someone we want you to meet.

Uh, Walter, this is Eve, our birth mother.

Hello.

Heard so much about you.

Look like you're ready to pop.

- [CHUCKLES]

- You have her working here?

It's not enough that she's giving you her baby?

You're also making her bus your tables?

Don't worry about me.

It's actually good for me to stay active.

Here.

Let me freshen that up.

With my future grandchild in that belly?

I don't think so.

You two are so alike.

- No, we are not.

- I don't see it.

What are you talking about?

[CHUCKLES]

When I first met you at the diner, you wouldn't let me get you coffee, either.

That was totally different.

Okay, that was a diner, not a restaurant, and you were seated.

Now you're standing.

- Gina, give me another one.

- No.

JIMMY KIMMEL: We had to search for that llama for 90 minutes.

Jimmy, look, I told you not to have one at a kid's birthday party, anyway.

And I told you to close the gate on your way out.

Look, I'm running in to meet a guy about a movie I might do.

We get it.

You're famous.

[CHUCKLES]

And someday, you will be, too.

Trish, send Kimmel a dozen cupcakes with my face on them.

Got it.

God, it is him.

He looks smaller in person.

Dad.

Behave.

[CHUCKLES]

Thank you, man.

God.

Hi.

I've watched all of your movies.

- Can I get a photo with you?

- Uh, no pictures.

Hey, stop.

Of course.

Come on, bring it in.

Okay.

[CHUCKLES]

But do it in portrait mode.

Come on.

- Okay.

- Good.

Good.

Now a silly one.

[LAUGHS]

Rome, my man!

What's up?

- Good to see you.

- Good to see you, too.

- You look good, man.

- Guys, this is great.

Do you know how many people are gonna post this?

- All of them.

- Mm-hmm.

Where's Sophie?

She loves him.

Oh, she called to switch her shift to tonight.

What?

[GASPS]

Oh, my God.

Do you think she's Yes, we think.

She's with Jake.

She's probably just bringing him soup or something.

Oh, Gina, wake up.

He's probably not even sick.

They skipped out to have s*x together.

- Okay.

- You want me to handle this?

Say the word.

I will close up shop, and I will kill this kid.

But forget that I said that, 'cause if I do kill him, I don't want it to be pre-meditated.

- Gary, I'm gonna handle it.

- What are you gonna do?

I'm gonna go to the office and get his address, and then I'm gonna go to his apartment and get my daughter.

- I got you.

- [PEN SCRIBBLES]

- Thank you, Isaac.

- You're welcome.

[CHUCKLES]

How you doing?

[SIGHS]

Oh, this is plush.

Yeah.

Best seat in the house.

Well played.

You gonna get Isaac's autograph?

Uh, the only signed photograph I have is of Henry Winkler, and nothing else is going on that shelf.

Well, maybe your date will be an Isaac Martin fan.

Give you a nice little ice breaker.

What's his name, anyway?

- Larry.

- Larry?

His name is Larry?

Your name is Gary.

It's different by one letter.

And what an important letter it is.

I'm kidding.

I love the name Larry.

Like Larry King.

- [EXHALES SHARPLY]

- It's not Larry King, is it?

'Cause that would explain why he's late.

He's probably busy divorcing one of his wives.

I will leave you to it.

[GRUNTS]

Always a pleasure.

[SIGHS]

[SNIFFS]

[CLEARS THROAT]

Hey.

What are you doing?

We're in the middle of a notes call.

Yeah, well, sorry I didn't want to sit around and hear my album get trashed.

Dakota, they're just notes.

This is part of the process.

Oh, just notes?

You know what?

Every person I've met since I started this has tried to change me or control me or use me for something.

I thought you were different, that you were on my side.

I thought we were gonna make my album, not theirs.

You You keep referring to this as your album, but there is a whole team of people working on this.

- You know who's paying for them?

- Trevor?

Yes.

It's the same guy who's paying for this studio and who's gonna be booking our tours once we're done.

The minute you decided that you wanted to stop making videos in your bedroom and really start putting yourself out there, this album stopped being just yours.

Wow.

You know, I thought I might learn something from you about being an artist, Eddie, but you're not an artist anymore.

You are just a washed-up yes-man who will do anything to stay relevant.

I'm going home.

I'm done.

Thanks for making time, man.

Bruh, stop.

Thank you.

You know, I've been thinking about casting - for some of the other roles.

- Okay.

Isaac?

Sorry, Clark needs to talk to you.

The firefighter movie is back on the table.

So sorry, dude.

This'll only take a second.

Oh, yeah.

What's a man gotta go to get a bowl of chowder around here?

My waiter's gone AWOL.

Maybe he went to get your chowder, Pop.

From where?

Maine?

You gonna introduce me to Mr.

Big Shot?

Well, we're kind of in the middle of something right now.

Well, he seems like he's in the middle of something.

Doesn't look like it has anything to do with you.

Sorry about that.

There's a movie the studio wants to make, but it keeps getting pushed.

Hey.

Their loss, my gain.

WALTER: [CLEARS THROAT]

Isaac, this is my dad, Walter.

No way.

[CHUCKLES]

Nice to meet you, sir.

Hey, you got a talented son here.

- That's what I hear.

- [CHUCKLES]

So, uh, what brings you to town?

Press junket for a movie I made.

- Press junket?

- Promotional stuff.

- I'll explain it later.

- No, no, I get it.

So, let me ask you this What do you do when you happen to promote one of the bad ones?

Like that helicopter movie you made?

[CHUCKLES]

My dad hated that one, too.

You must've known it was a clunker when you were shooting it.

I know.

You made that one to pay for the mansion.

- Am I right?

- Dad Well, you never think it's going to be a clunker when you're reading the script.

You hear that, son?

Ears working just fine, Pop.

Isaac?

Clark again.

They're saying they can move the dates now.

One sec.

Talk to me.

Can I talk to you for a second?

- Are you kidding?

- What?

You really think it's a good idea to insult the guy who wants to make my movie?

He's out there debating between producing my script or doing some big studio one.

I swear, it's like, sometimes, you don't want me to succeed.

I was just having some fun with the guy.

Dad, Mom might've put up with your crap, but I won't.

If you can't figure out a way to support me for once, maybe you should just go home.

[DOOR OPENS]

[DOOR CLOSES]

Sophie?

Mom?

I didn't want to have to come here, but apparently this can't wait.

- Mom, just - What part of our conversation did you not understand this morning?

Mom, please!

[VOICE BREAKING]

Something's wrong with Jake.

What?

- I-I - [GROANING]

What happened?

I-I called him on my way into work, and he said he was gonna go home and lie down for a while.

- I'm fine.

- But But he sounded weird on the phone, so I came here, and he was all pale and sweaty and You're hot.

Where does it hurt?

It's my stomach.

It Ooh.

Ooh.

Ooh.

Honey, grab his coat.

We're gonna take you to the hospital.

[GRUNTS]

30 minutes late.

[SIGHS]

Goodie, you're back.

Listen, this happens more often than you think.

No shows, or the photos don't match.

What I'm telling you, Mags, is that it's a jungle out there.

- We've all been there, okay?

- [DOOR OPENS]

[SOFT POP MUSIC PLAYING]

- Hi.

Just one?

- Hey.

I'm just gonna sit at the bar.

- Okay.

- Okay.

- [SIGHS]

- No, no, no.

You just dodged a bullet.

That guy definitely still lives with his parents.

Why are you still here?

Ah.

I was just taking a break, but you're right.

I should stay on task.

No, I mean, why are you here?

I asked you to leave an hour ago.

No, you didn't.

I asked you if I should leave, and you said no.

Well, I obviously didn't mean it.

Well, you should you should say what you mean.

Hey, why are you getting so upset?

Because I'm humiliated.

And the last person I wanted to be humiliated in front of was you.

Maggie.

REGINA: He didn't mean it.

Rome's just stressed about this movie.

[DOOR OPENS]


Still no sign of Larry?

Have a seat.

I'll pour you some chowder.

Look, she's green.

She doesn't know how notes work.

She took them personally.

Let's give her a beat to calm down, and I'll talk to her tomorrow.

You know what, man?

Between her tantrums and her attitude Honestly, dude, I'm done.

Done?

No.

Trevor, you said you were loving the demos.

But that was all you.

We were getting nowhere with her before you came along.

Trevor, please.

Just give me one more chance to get through to her, okay?

Ugh.

I think life's too short, but whatever.

I saw her that morning.

She was fine.

I didn't even kiss her goodbye.

I mean, if she'd been sick or something, at least I would've had a chance to Well, uh, as someone who's had cancer twice, it may be a blessing that she went so quickly.

Sorry, I didn't know you were sick.

I know I'm no fun to be with right now, so you don't have to sit with me.

Oh, no.

Actually, I am hiding out from my ex-boyfriend.

It's not very mature behavior for a psychologist, but it's the best I got right now.

You're a shrink?

I don't really love that term, but yeah.

Now, you were right on the money.

Okay.

That scene at the game?

Where Reggie breaks down and gives that speech?

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Still gives me chills.

- Me, too.

- I love how you show him struggling, how being depressed doesn't always mean you're lying in bed, curled in a ball.

It's real.

That's what it is.

It's real.

Sometimes people mask it, try to fool themselves and everyone else into thinking they're okay, when really they're not.

Am I right?

Rome?

I'm sorry, man.

I know you got a lot going on and you took time out on your way back to L.

A to meet with me, but I gotta go.

My car's gonna be here, and then I'm heading to the airport, and I'm gone.

My dad is going through a really tough time, and I gotta be there for him, man.

Dad.

Hold up.

Dad!

What are you doing out here?

Don't you need to be inside for your big meeting?

Hold on, hold on.

I'm sorry for what I said earlier, Pop.

Well, I'm sorry, too.

Your mom always knew how to keep me in line.

I know.

I miss her.

I miss her, too, Pop.

And you don't have to go through this alone.

I'm here.

And if talking to me is not enough, there are people you can talk to.

What?

Like a shrink?

- Like your friend Maggie?

- Yeah.

She could help us find someone for you to talk to.

Only to talk about Mom, though.

Yeah.

Of course, Pop.

Don't worry.

You're still a cowboy.

Maybe.

I'll think about it.

Come back inside.

Have a beer with your son.

Come on.

You know I was just kidding before, right?

Yeah, I know.

I kid, too.

I think Eve was right.

You and me, we are a lot alike.

I don't see it.

[CHUCKLES]

And I'll call you with another update as soon as we get one.

Bye.

Hey.

That was Jake's dad.

They're taking the next flight.

They'll be here when he gets out of surgery.

Thanks for everything, Mom.

People get their appendixes out all the time.

He'll be fine.

Look, I know we still have to talk.

There's just been a lot happening, and some of it's been super confusing.

Jake told me he loved me.

He did?

When?

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

Last week.

And, you know, I wanted to tell you right after.

But things have just been so weird between us.

I thought maybe you didn't want to know.

Of course I want to know.

I want to know everything that happens in your life.

Do you love him?

Yeah.

I really think I do.

And, you know, that doesn't mean I'm gonna do anything.

I just wanted to be responsible.

I mean, that's why I got the birth control, especially after everything that happened, you know, with you and Charlie.

I Oh.

I'm sorry.

I didn't mean to It's okay.

I'm glad that I'm your cautionary tale.

I tried to hide my mistakes from you for so long, but I want you to learn from those mistakes.

You know, I saw you be a strong, independent woman today.

But I also saw you were still a girl who needs her mom.

I just I think in all the ways that you're trying to figure that out, I am, too.

I'm trying to figure out the best way to be there for you.

I've never had a 16-year-old before.

Did you love him?

- Dad?

Of course I did.

- No.

Eddie.

I did.

I did, but what I realize now is is we were both lost.

So we leaned on each other.

First as friends, and then more, and it was It was a mistake.

It was a-a terrible one.

And even though we have Charlie in our life and she is so incredible what Eddie and I did, it still fills me with so much regret.

That's something I don't ever want you to feel.

It's wonderful that you and Jake have these feelings for each other.

But you've just you've had to grow up so fast in so many ways, and I don't want an important decision like this to be just a reaction to everything that you've been through this year.

Look, I know it's It's a big decision.

And I'll think about it.

I promise.

[SIGHS]

[SIGHS]

Okay, now [CLEARS THROAT]

we have to talk about those joints that you were hiding.

And I took way too long - Hey.

- Hey.

Thanks for agreeing to meet me.

Ah, nothing for me, thanks.

Oh, yeah.

I forgot.

Uh, is this gonna be a problem?

Only if I order.

Listen, I know you think that I'm irrelevant, and maybe you're right.

But I am the most relevant person in your life right now.

I believe in you.

Probably more than the label, and maybe even more than you believe in yourself.

Why?

Because you remind me of me.

Sabotaging your career 'cause you're scared?

I invented that move.

You are so talented, Dakota.

It's Christine.

What?

My name's not really Dakota.

It's Christine.

Then why Dakota?

I grew up there.

North Dakota.

I know, very original.

Small town, more cows than people.

You know, everyone used to make fun of me for making my videos, for thinking I could be someone.

[SNIFFLES]

So I left.

And if I fail [SIGHS]

no, I can't go home again.

I can't let them be right.

So, let's prove them wrong.

It's just that every time I talk to Trevor, I walk away feeling like he's gonna drop me any second.

Okay, you know what?

Let's play it like he is gonna drop you.

But before he does, you get to make one album.

One great album where we listen to what everyone thinks, but only take the notes that make it better.

So that when everyone in North Dakota hears that album, they will know that you are someone.

[SIGHS]

Hey, listen, uh, I'm sorry.

You're right.

I should've left.

If I'm being totally honest, there's a small part of me that was hoping this would go horribly, and I wanted to be here to see that.

Well, glad it worked out for you.

Maggie.

[CLEARS THROAT]

- What's this?

- It's from Larry.

What?

No.

Really?

Yeah.

He just called and asked us to send over a bottle of wine, um, with his apologies.

[EXHALES SHARPLY]

It's not as good as actually showing up for the date, but that is a screw top.

Very classy.

I mean, it is kind of weird.

He sends me wine, but he still hasn't contacted me.

Well, actions speak louder than words, right?

At least he reached out.

- REGINA: Hm.

- Gary.

- What?

- You sent the wine, didn't you?

I s No.

[CHUCKLES]

What is that?

A Chardonnay?

I happen to know that you love a pinot noir.

Gary.

Why did you send the wine?

I Okay.

Gina sent the wine.

I did.

Okay, I-I sent it because I didn't want you to feel bad because some jerk didn't show up.

Well, thank you.

And I'm sorry.

I don't know why I thought Ah, it just means I know you way better than she does.

Chardonnay?

I tried to feed her rosé once.

Pew!

Punched me right in the knee.

- [CHUCKLES]

- Mm.

Alright.

Well, I'm gonna go say bye to those guys.

Thank you.

Of course.

[INHALES DEEPLY]

- Gary.

- Hmm?

Why didn't you just tell her?

It's a bottle of wine, Gina.

She doesn't need to know it was from me.

I don't mean the wine.

I mean about how you feel.

[CHUCKLES]

Maggie's made it very clear that she only wants to be friends, okay?

And maybe friends is all we're supposed to be.

I can't put myself out there again.

Not with her.

I'm good at looking back, I know And not the best at letting go But I think it's time for some real moving on Could be a blessing, could be a mistake now But it's a risk I know I got to take now 'Cause I think I've stayed a little too long It's a dark road The unknown And that's beautiful - Hey.

- Hey.

- I'm gonna go.

- Okay.

I'm sorry again about your date.

You know, he didn't show up, but I did.

- Yeah, you did.

- [BOTH CHUCKLE]

- You know, it's funny.

- Hmm?

Part of me wished this wine had been from Gary.

I wanna learn forgiveness Even if I can't forget I wanna smile when I'm thinking back On every yesterday Oh, oh, oh, oh And I'm getting up off of the ground Okay, which color Jell-O do you want?

Red or green?

It doesn't matter.

They taste the same.

No, they don't.

Not at all.

Do I need to get the doctor back in here?

[CHUCKLES]

"Page Dr.

Jell-O.

" - "We got a code red.

" - Yeah.

- [BOTH LAUGH]

- "Code red.

" - Alright, we're doing red.

- Okay.

You ready?

Come on.

[BOTH LAUGH]

Everything's gotta chaaaa Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh - Oh, oh, oh, oh - aaaange - Sorry.

- Do not apologize.

You are eight months pregnant.

Put those feet back up there.

[CHUCKLES]

I can't believe I got to meet Isaac Martin today.

I feel so lucky.

I bet he felt lucky to have met you.

Yeah, right.

I'm nobody.

Hey.

- You know what I mean.

- Yeah, I do.

And listen to me.

Someone took your pen and wrote the first part of your story, and a lot of that story wasn't fair.

But you have that pen back now.

You get to write the ending.

Don't let Derek or anyone else define you.

Everything's gotta change Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh It just never went anywhere.

Most movies don't, Pop.

I'm talking about the helicopter.

It just hovered over Los Angeles for two hours and seventeen minutes.

Which is the only way you want to experience L. A.

- [LAUGHS]

- [CELLPHONE VIBRATING]

Oh.

It's Isaac.

Wish me luck.

[CELLPHONE BEEPS]

I'm really sorry about ISAAC: Don't ever do that again.

No, it was just Don't ever apologize for having your priorities in order.

You know what I'd give to have one more lunch with my dad?

Look, I'm sorry I was so distracted today.

Those big studio movies are hard to say no to.

But they're also how I get to make the good ones, like yours.

[CHUCKLES]

I mean, you would need to refuel or something, right?

Depends on how big the tank is.

[BOTH LAUGH]

I guess so.

- Wow.

- So?

What did he say?

Uh, he said he's in.

Pow!

[LAUGHS]

Hey, here's to hoping your movie's a huge success.

- Yeah.

- I'll drink to that.

Yes, sir.

- Mm.

- Oh, and, uh thanks for today, son.

We still on for lunch next week?

How about tomorrow?

Can't.

- I have a meeting with Will Smith.

- [CHUCKLES]

I'll tell him you said hi.

[LAUGHS]

Your dad's quite the character.

Oh, he is definitely the real deal.

I think more of, like, social work or something.

- Yes.

Abso - Oh, my God.

- What's wrong?

- That's him.

- That guy talking to Rome.

- That's Derek.

Eve!

Evie, hey.

I was so worried about you, and when I couldn't reach you, I called Elise, and she told me you moved to Boston.

Oh, my God.

Are you?

[GASPS]

That's incredible, a baby.

Oh!

Oh, when you left, I didn't know why, but I get it now.

Oh, baby.

This is amazing.

Hey, look, is there, um, somewhere we could talk?

- Yeah, of course.

- Yeah?

Let me just grab my coat.

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Okay, just keep walking, we'll go out through the office and I'll call the police, tell them. .

- Don't.

- a temporary restraining order - against him.

- No, Gina, don't do that.

S-So, wait a minute.

We We been sitting here this whole time talking, and you know Eve?

Yeah.

Yeah.

Yeah.

I know her.

Yeah.

If you call the police, you'll make it worse.

He knows that I'm pregnant.

If you do that, he'll never sign away his parental rights.

You said that you was from Philly.

- Yeah.

- Alright.

He's in love with me.

He'll try to convince me that we can be a family.

He'll use the baby as a way to stay together.

You You think the Flyers got a shot this season?

- What?

- Do you think that, uh, the Flyers have a shot this season or what?

I don't I don't know, man.

I don't really follow.

- No?

- I'm gonna go with him and get him to sign the consent form.

Eve, no.

It is too dangerous.

- Well, maybe you know - No, I Hold on.

I have to.

For the baby.

Hey.

- Hey, you ready?

- Yeah, you?

- Yeah.

- Let me help you with that.

- What's the plan?

- She's gonna go with him.

- What?

- I'll see you later.