04x07 - Cute

Previously on “The Secret Life of the American Teenager”

BEN: What are you doing here?

ADRIAN: I decided to come back to school.

BEN: I've left.

ADRIAN: I'm not letting you go.

LEO: You are not going to take another drink again anytime soon.

BEN: Unless you let me come home, that might be what I have to do.

NORA: I can talk to him if y want. About the dangers of alcohol.

RICKY: I'm not gonna do anything with you.

KARLEE: You can if you want to get into school here.

ADRIAN: And it's none of your business if I have another baby.

GRACE: Well, I wish that you had never told me that.

ADRIAN: I know you won't tell Ben or anyone else.

MILTON: You are the photo on Tom Bowman's desk.

RACHEL: Oh, God. You're Milton, aren't you?

KATHLEEN: Daniel. Grace is upstairs. She is on restriction.

DANIEL: Well, I think I just saw Grace sneak behind your back.

GRACE: I saw Daniel go in the house. Go down there and quietly tell him I'm waiting for him.

JACK: I don't think so.

KATELYN: I did talk to Admissions and unfortunately they're not going to accept you. She said you tried to have s*x with her.

AMY: Ricky!

BEN: I thought about all we've been through and I want to part friends. Maybe, we can wait until the end of summer.



George comes back to a walk.

ANNE: You have a nice walk?

GEORGE: Yeah, it's nice out today. I think I may take Robie and go down to the pool.

ANNE: What, you're not going to take him to daycare?

GEORGE: I am daycare.

ANNE: You know we can't keep on doing this.

GEORGE: What's wrong? Ready for me to go home?

ANNE: No. Not really. I just think it's kind of unusual for us to be enjoying life this much. That's all.

GEORGE: Yeah, it is. I don't really remember when we were this happy.

ANNE: When the girls were babies, we were this happy, I think.

GEORGE: Yeah. I like babies. They can't talk, they don't have opinions, they think parents are like magic or something, the way they look at you. Remember when Ashley and Amy used to look at us like that?

ANNE: Yeah, I do. But...

GEORGE: But Robbie's going to grow up and find out we don't know what we're doing either and then poof! The magic is gone. Luckily, he's a little more easygoing than the girls. He takes after me in that regard, don't you think?

ANNE: I think that's a recessive gene, so I don't think it's either one of us.

GEORGE: You're probably right. But I have mellowed a lot, haven't I?

ANNE: Well, we'll see when Ashley calls.

GEORGE: She better call. Unless she's too busy working.

ANNE: Working? Where?

GEORGE: Somewhere. She better be working somewhere.


Toby and Ashley work.

TOBY: Come on, Ashley. You've got to put a little flair into it. See? See, it catches people's attention.

ASHLEY: You're gonna cause an accident if you do that. People should concentrate on driving, not looking at your stupid sign.

TOBY: If we're going to do this, we might as well do the best job we can. I mean, how many people can say they've done this?

ASHLEY: I don't think I'd admit to it.

TOBY: Not every job is going to be great.

ASHLEY: And what would you rate this one?

TOBY: I think it's great. We get to hang out, get a little sun, get a little exercise and we get paid for it. In cash. I'd give it an eight.

ASHLEY: I don't want sun. Or exercise.

TOBY: You want the cash?


TOBY: Then work for it.


Amy puts back the couch.

RICKY: I told you I'd help you with that.

AMY: I can do it.

RICKY: I can do it.

AMY: I want to know where you went the other night.

RICKY: Why can't you just leave that alone?

AMY: Because I can't.

RICKY: You're going to have to.

AMY: No, I don't have to. And I'm not going to.

RICKY: All right, all right, sit down. You remember Toby's stepsister? The one that...

AMY: That you slept with? Yes, I remember her.

RICKY: That was a long time ago, and I didn't sleep with her the second time. I came and picked you up and we went to the golf course.

AMY: I remember that, too. You went to see her? That's where you were?

RICKY: No. I didn't go see her. I wanted to go see her. I wanted to go punch her.

AMY: For what?

RICKY: She's the admissions counselor. That's who my interview was with. She changed jobs, she saw my application, she called me in, but not for a real interview. She just wanted to get together.

AMY: What?

RICKY: Then she told our school counselor that I tried to sleep with her and that's why she wasn't going to let me go to school there.

AMY: I'm going to punch her.

RICKY: No one is gonna punch anyone. We're just going to leave it alone.

AMY: Wait, then where did you go that night?

RICKY: I just went for a walk. I just walked it off. I didn't go anywhere. I just didn't want to tell you about this.

AMY: Because?

RICKY: Because I know you won't leave it alone.

AMY: It's not fair. She's lying.

RICKY: Leave it alone. Leave it.



Amy talks with the counselor.


AMY: Why? Because I'm not his wife?

KATELYN: Because you're not Ricky. And he hasn't said a word to me about this.

AMY: So you think because he didn't deny it, it's true?

KATELYN: Um, well...

AMY: I know Ricky, and he did not try to sleep with this woman. She's a skank. A straight-up skank. She should not be working in that kind of a job, where she can ask for favors. You know, she asked him if he would sleep with her, and then when he wouldn't, she made up that lame story that she told you.


AMY: Or Ricky made up a lame story? No. He would tell me if he did something stupid.

KATELYN: I just think this is a conversation I should have with Ricky. If Ricky wants me to do something about it then he should come and see me. He's not going to come and see you.

AMY: He knows you think he tried to sleep with this Karlee. What kind of name is that? Karlee with two "E's"? I'll tell you what kind of name it is. A skank name.

KATELYN: Okay, Amy, I know you're upset, but this is a personal matter, and I just don't think I should get involved unless Ricky comes into my office and makes it a school matter.

AMY: Fine. Thanks for your help.

Grace sees Ben.

GRACE: Good morning, Ben.

BEN: Oh. Hi, Grace. Surprised you're speaking to me.

GRACE: Why wouldn't I be speaking to you?

BEN: Look, I know that Adrian told you that we're living together. As roommates.

GRACE: Yes, she told me.

BEN: That's the best I can do right now.

GRACE: And that's the best you should do. For right now, I mean.

BEN: Oh. Okay. I thought you might have some judgment about my not acting like a husband.

GRACE: No. I don't. I think you definitely shouldn't act like a husband. In that husband way that husbands do. Just stay on the couch.

BEN: I got the other room set up. I have my own room now. If I'm going to stay a few more months, through summer, then I want to be comfortable.

GRACE: Not too comfortable.

BEN: Too comfortable how?

GRACE: Just don't have s*x right now. I think that would be a bad, bad idea. Okay, I might as well just tell you.

BEN: Yes, tell me.

(Grace sees Adrian approchaes)

GRACE: Oh, there she is! Hi, Adrian!

ADRIAN: Hi, Grace. Hi, Ben.

BEN: Hi.

ADRIAN: Okay, what's going on? Something's going on. You both look funny.

GRACE: We both are funny. See you later.

(Grace leaves)

ADRIAN: What did she say to you?

BEN: Nothing. It seemed as if she wanted to, but she didn't, other than she doesn't think we should be having s*x right now. Oh. Oh, I get it.

ADRIAN: You do?

BEN: I don't believe it.

ADRIAN: Don't believe what?

BEN: You're seeing someone? You're seeing someone!

ADRIAN: Well, we're living together as friends. We're just friends.

BEN: And as your friend, I'm pretending to be your husband. Which I am. We're married.

ADRIAN: Yeah. But we both know you don't want to be married to me.

BEN: That's beside the point.

ADRIAN: Is it?

BEN: Yes. It is.

ADRIAN: I don't think it is. And I mean, at this point we're just pretending to be married, so I guess we can both do whatever we want to do. I gotta get to class.

BEN: Adrian!

Adrian leaves, Jack joins Ben.

JACK: Trouble in paradise?

BEN: Paradise?

JACK: Well, I mean, you two are married. I was just referring to the fact that you two are married.

BEN: What about just a "hello?"

JACK: Sure. Hello.

BEN: Wait. Wait. Wait. You know, too, don't you?

JACK: I know what?

BEN: You know whatever Grace was trying to tell me, don't you?

JACK: I doubt it. She doesn't talk to me that much, and right now, she's not really speaking to me. See, I played a little practical...

BEN: Did Grace say anything to you about Adrian seeing anyone?

JACK: Like a psychiatrist or something?

BEN: No, not like a psychiatrist, like a guy.

JACK: What kind of guy?

BEN: A guy kind a guy.

JACK: A gay guy?

BEN: A boyfriend!

JACK: Whoa! Dude! That's insane!

BEN: Yeah. You know what? It is insane. I'm going to have to go find Grace.

Jack sends texts to Grace.

JACK: “Ben is looking for you and he's crazy.”

GRACE: “I'm not texting you I'm not speaking to you.”

JACK: “It was a joke. A practical joke.”

GRACE: “Not funny.”

Grace enters in the toilet and finds Adrian.

ADRIAN: What did you say to Ben?

GRACE: There you are. I was looking everywhere for you.

ADRIAN: Hmm. I have a feeling you weren't.

GRACE: No, no, I was. I, um... I wanted to tell you that I didn't say anything about anything to him.

ADRIAN: Oh, no?

GRACE: I wanted to, but I didn't. You know, I'm practicing doctor-patient confidentiality. Uh-huh. Yeah, it's not easy.

ADRIAN: You told him not to have s*x with me.

GRACE: Okay. But I did not tell him why.

ADRIAN: And you're not gonna tell him why.

GRACE: No. I'm not.

ADRIAN: You better not.

GRACE: I'm not.

Ricky is in the counselor's office.

KATELYN: You're sure there's nothing you want to tell me? I'm sure. You don't want to talk about your feelings about not getting accepted last week?

RICKY: No. And I don't have any feelings about it. I didn't get in. That's that. End of story.

KATELYN: You know, I doubt her story is true.

RICKY: She's got the power. That's how it is.

KATELYN: But if she's misusing her power...

RICKY: Then what? I can sue her? We can all go into court, and I can list all the women I've slept with, including her, and then a jury will believe that I didn't try to sleep with her? No, thank you.

KATELYN: But that's where you want to go to school.

RICKY: I don't always get what I want. That's okay. It happens. I'll go to one of the other schools I got into.

KATELYN: But with all those other schools, you'd have to commute. You'd be driving hours a day or you'd have to live on campus during the week and just go home on the weekends.

RICKY: So? I'm going to do whatever I have to do to get a college degree, but I don't have to ever see that woman again and I do not want to go to school there now.

KATELYN: Are you sure? Because you should fight for what's right.

RICKY: It doesn't mean I'd get what's right. If you fight for something, it doesn't mean you're gonna win.

KATELYN: But you might. I just want to help you.

RICKY: No. Please. Do not help me. Just don't harm me. That's all I'm asking for. Remain harmless. Stay out of this and stay out of my personal life. I appreciate that you encouraged me to apply to school in the first place, but now that I've gotten in and I have some choices, that's as much as I need you to do. So forget about this one. Oh, no. Amy didn't come to see you about this, did she?


RICKY: Amy Juergens. Oh, you know who I'm talking about and now I know she came to see you.

Amy talks with Lauren.

AMY: I just don't think it's fair.

LAUREN: Uh, I don't think you should be telling anyone this. Given Ricky's past, people might be prone to think he's lying.

AMY: Do you think he's lying?

LAUREN: Oh, no. No, I don't think so. But there is, say, a two percent chance that he could be lying, and you don't want anyone to know the story anyways because it's just another woman he's slept with.

AMY: Well, a long time ago. He hasn't slept with any women since he slept with me.

(Ricky joins them)

LAUREN: Hi, Ricky. Amy and I were just rehearsing for a play that she's in.Good job, Amy.

(Lauren leaves)

RICKY: Is the play about my being accused of sleeping with someone in admissions at a college?

AMY: She's my best friend.

RICKY: Is the counselor your best friend, too?

AMY: What counselor? The school counselor? Ricky, you have to get into that school!

RICKY: Amy, I don't have to get into that school and I don't want to get into that school. So I'm asking you again to just leave it alone. Just leave it alone. Amy.

AMY: I'll try. Ricky, if someone did something like that to me you would do something about it. I'm just trying to do what I think is right.

RICKY: I'm a man. I do not need my girlfriend to come to my rescue. I don't need anyone to come to my rescue. All right, Amy? All right?

AMY: All right. (SCOFFS)

RICKY: What are you doing?

AMY: Oh, nothing.

RICKY: You're not crossing your fingers behind your back, are you?

AMY: Mmm-mmm.

RICKY: What are you, eight years old? You're cute when you're all wound up like this, you know that?

AMY: I'll show you cute.


Milton enters in the office.

MILTON: Hey, tomyboy, It's almost a weekend!

TOM: I thought it was Thursday.

MILTON: Hey, wow, look at that photo. Is that your girl?

TOM: I know you met her. She told me all about it.


TOM: And if you want to go out with her, you'll have to be a lot nicer. You're not that good with women.

MILTON: I know. I've always been a player, Tom. What can I say? But Rachel, she is a really, really nice woman.

TOM: I know that. The children are nice, too. Annoying, but nice. I'm not ready for a wife or two children. Are you?

MILTON: I just might be. Listen, I would love to meet Bonnie and Ronnie. Do you think that I could maybe drop by this weekend?

TOM: I don't know. Let me ask my mom if you can come over.

MILTON: Your mom?

TOM: It's her house. By the way, if the kids don't like you or they're uncomfortable with you, you are out.


Grace comes home and finds Daniel.

GRACE: Hey! What are you doing here?

DANIEL: I'm waiting for you.

GRACE: Who asked you to do that?

DANIEL: No one asked me to. I just wanted to see you.

GRACE: I'm still on restriction.

DANIEL: No, you're not.

GRACE: How do you know? My mother told you?

DANIEL: Yeah, your mother told me. You were off restriction while you were sitting in my car.

GRACE: Why did you let me stay out there so long till I fell asleep?

DANIEL: No one asked you to go out to my car, and by sneaking out like that, you put me on the spot with your mom. I figured it was better to side with her than you at the time. You know, I don't have to deal with moms at school. I have in the past, but that's one of the things that you don't have to do when you go off to college, deal with moms and dads and all that.

GRACE: I know that.

DANIEL: So, then... Make it easier for me, then, huh? I've gotta study tonight. You think we could study at my place together?

GRACE: Really? Did you ask my mom if we can do that?

DANIEL: You have to be home by 9:00 because it's a school night. I'll have you home by nine.

GRACE: Are we really gonna study?

DANIEL: I think we should, at least for part of the time.

GRACE: Okay. Let me just go upstairs and change.

DANIEL: You're fine like that.

GRACE: Oh, this is totally high school. If I'm going over to your apartment, I'd like to look more like a woman. I'll be right back.



Ben calls Grace.

GRACE(at phone): Ben?

BEN(at phone): I only have a second. Bunny doesn't let us make personal calls at work. Is Adrian seeing someone? Is that why you said I shouldn't have s*x with her?

GRACE(at phone): No. She's not seeing anyone. And you should just stay away from her. I can't talk to you about this right now. I can't. I have to go. Just don't be stupid.

BEN(at phone): And by that, you mean...What?


Leo is ready to go out.

LEO: Let's get out of here.

NORA: Oh, you go ahead. I'm meeting someone for dinner.

LEO: Oh? Ollie? Ollie back in the picture?

NORA: No, it's not Ollie.

LEO: All right, well, enjoy your dinner.

NORA: Okay, thanks. Bye. All right, all right, I'm having dinner with Ben.

LEO: Ben asked you to have dinner with him?

NORA: I asked him to have dinner with me.

LEO: So you could talk to him about drinking?

NORA: I thought it might come up.

LEO: All right, go ahead. I talked to him about it. He said it wouldn't happen again, and I don't think it will happen again. So go ahead. Have dinner with him. It seems as if he's back home, he's sober and everything's going well, but if you want to talk to him, talk to him.

NORA: Thanks, Leo.

LEO: Good night and good luck.


Ricky talks with Ben.

RICKY: She's not seeing me, if that's what you mean.

384 00:17:07,005 --> 00:17:08,805BEN: That's what I mean.


BEN: All right, well... I can't imagine she'd be seeing someone new, but maybe she met someone. Although, I don't know how. She hardly leaves the house. Except to walk. Maybe when she was on one of her walks. She's been walking a lot.

RICKY: Where did you get this crazy idea?

BEN: I don't want to say. And, oh! Just so you know, I'm seeing your mother for dinner.

RICKY: Why? Why does everyone want to talk to my mother?

BEN: Not that mother. The other mother. And I just need someone to talk to.

RICKY: About Adrian? Adrian isn't seeing anyone.

BEN: You don't know that. And I don't know that. And I just need someone to talk to.

RICKY: You have friends. You have a family.

BEN: Your mother is my friend, or she wants to be.

RICKY: Why does she want to be your friend?

BEN: I don't know. She just called me and said, "Let's have dinner. "We should be friends."And righ, I need a friend.

RICKY: I'm your friend.

BEN: Not really.

RICKY: I am!

BEN: No, you're not.

(Bunny joins them)

BUNNY: Are you two arguing about whether or not you're friends? That should tell you something. RICKY: He's going out with my mother tonight. With Nora.

BUNNY: Aren't you still married to Adrian?

BEN/RICKY: Not on a date.

BEN: She just wants to be friends. I need a friend.

BUNNY: I think "friend" might be the key word there. All right. Let's get out of here. It's closing time. Did you not drink and pass out in public? Is she not a friend of Bill's?

RICKY: Have a nice time.

BEN: Who?

BUNNY: Enjoy your dinner.

BEN: Wait. Bill. Is that who Adrian is seeing?

BUNNY: I can guarantee you it is not.


Amy wants to have a conversation with Karlee.

AMY: Come on, John, we have to hurry, okay? We have to run, run, run, run. Okay? Hey. Hey. John, run. Karlee? Aren't you Karlee Carmichael?

KARLEE: I'm sorry, do I know you? Are you a student here?

AMY: You know me, all right. I'm Amy Juergens. This is my son, John. He's also Ricky Underwood's son.


AMY: Oh, you know who. You slept with him.

KARLEE: Who I sleep with is none of your business. Now get away from me or I'm going to call security.

AMY: Oh, go ahead. Call security. What do I care? You're the one who's going to get in trouble. I hope you lose your job, Karlee. In fact, I'm going to try to see to it that you lose your job.

KARLEE: And how are you gonna do that?

AMY: By telling everyone that you tried to sleep with Ricky and when he wasn't interested, you wouldn't let him into this school. He deserves to be at this school.

KARLEE: Look, Amy, I don't know what Ricky told you but he did try to sleep with me.He's slept with me before, you know.

AMY: Oh, I know. Doesn't mean he'd ever sleep with you again.

KARLEE: He would if I said yes. He has a problem, you know.

AMY: He's done something about his problem. You're the one with the problem. Don't forget I know people who know you. Look. We have a son. Okay? This is our son. How can you do this to a guy who's trying to do the best he can for his son? Come on, John.


Ricky joins Amy in the kitchen.

RICKY: He sleeps. He is really tired tonight.

AMY: Huh?

RICKY: Yeah. Busy day at the nursery?

AMY: Yeah.

RICKY: Is everything okay?

AMY: Yeah, everything's fine. Why?

RICKY: Are you upset with me?

AMY: For calling me cute? No. It was kind of condescending, but I'm sure you didn't mean it that way.

RICKY: No, I didn't. I just meant you were cute. Coming to my defense. All right, not cute, more... I don't know. I never really had someone on my side, I guess. So thanks.

AMY: You're welcome.

RICKY: Oh, come on. You can't really be upset that I called you cute, can you?

AMY: I said that I wasn't.

RICKY: Won't ever happen again.

AMY: No, I hope not. I just don't understand why you won't stand up for yourself.

RICKY: Because what good is it going to do? You have to choose your battles in life and this is not a battle I'm choosing. It's not worth the fight.

AMY: Do you want to go away to school?

RICKY: I don't want to, buI might have to, or I might have to wait another year and go when you go.

AMY: Ricky, if you do that, then you might not get in next year.

RICKY: I didn't get in this year. But it's okay. I can drive back and forth.

AMY: No, it's too hard driving back and forth and working and taking care of me and John and going to college.

RICKY: We'll figure it out. We don't have to figure it out tonight.

AMY: I just wish...

RICKY: Don't wish. Wishing is just wanting something not to be the way it is. his is the way it is.

AMY: Well...

RICKY: Well, I want to leave trouble alone. And more than that, I want you to leave trouble alone.


Nora diners with Ben.

NORA: It's just that alcohol isn't the answer to your problems. It's not the answer to anyone's problems. It was never the answer to my problems and then it became my problem and I gotta say, Ben, you scare me, because you got drunk the very first time you drank. That's what I did.

BEN: It's not the first time I had a drink. I've had a drink before. I drank wine the entire summer I was in Italy.

NORA: And did you drink until you got drunk there, as well?

BEN: No. And, if you don't mind my asking, who is Bill? Do you have a friend named Bill?

NORA: I do.

BEN: And?

NORA: And what?

BEN: And does he know Adrian?

NORA: What?

BEN: Adrian and I are working on being friends. Just being friends, and I have this sneaking suspicion that although that's what we both agreed to, it's not what she wanted and so...

(Nora sees Ollie)

OLLIE: Hi, Nora.

NORA: Hi. You remember Ben?

OLLIE: I don't think I've met Ben, but I know that Ruben is your father-in-law. Would you mind giving me a few minutes with Nora while you go talk to Ruben? Please?

(Ben leaves)

OLLIE: So? How are things going? What's new? I miss you, Nora. I was hoping you'd changed your mind, but I guess you haven't.

NORA: I can't. Oh, I wish I could, but I can't.

Ruben speaks with Ben.

RUBEN: Can I buy you a drink? Joking. You're underage. And, uh, I heard what happened.

BEN: How did you hear?

RUBEN: I hope you don't do that again, but I can understand, I guess. You and Adrian have been through a lot and you're still going through a lot. Is she still not getting out?

BEN: She's getting out.

RUBEN: Meaning?

BEN: She's back at school.

RUBEN: Yeah, and?

BEN: And nothing.

RUBEN: You would never leave her after everything that's happened? You would never leave her after everything that's happened. No.

BEN: I see you're out with Ollie. Is your wife out of town?

RUBEN: She's always out of town. She's a flight attendant. Look. Everything you and Adrian have been through, we've all been through, we're all going through. So I felt like getting out and, well, Ollie is safe to be out with. Cindy's okay with it. You realize this has all been very stressful for everyone, but I'm sure it's most stressful for Adrian. So...

BEN: So I get what you're saying.


Anne and George are going to diner.

GEORGE: Hey, I'll do that.

ANNE: What, did you just throw Robbie in the bed and leave him there?

GEORGE: He's happy in there. Moose will keep him entertained. I'll check on him. I got the walkie-talkie.

ANNE: It's a baby monitor.

GEORGE: Whatever.

ANNE: Look, George, I feel like I need to say this.

GEORGE: No, no, no, don't say it. Whatever it is you have to say, don't say it now. It's been a perfect day, and I just wanna have a glass of wine, a nice dinner, hang out and watch some TV and go to bed and not have s*x. Please don't screw it up by talking, please. Can't we just hide out here in the planned community and be happy?

ANNE: I'm not hiding. You're hiding. I live here. And I live here because I'm single, and this is the best place for me to be. I can watch over my mother and our son and run my business from here. So I'm not hiding. But if you want to just stay and have a glass of wine and eat dinner and hang out and watch TV and not have s*x, I guess we can do that, too. But I just don't know for how long. Cheers.


Amy tells the truth to Ricky.

AMY: I guess I should tell you that I went to see her.

RICKY: I knew that, didn't I? You went to see the counselor.

AMY: Not the counselor.

RICKY: What?

AMY: I couldn't help it. I just couldn't help it.

RICKY: You couldn't help what? What are we talking about?

AMY: Karlee. Don't forget how cute I am.


Rachel talks with Tom.

TOM: What?

RACHEL: How'd you like the chicken tonight? Did you like the chicken?

TOM: I liked the chicken. Not as much as Dancing with the Stars.

RACHEL: He still didn't say anything?

TOM: Who?

RACHEL: Milton. I was hoping he might say something to you about me.

TOM: You really like that guy?

RACHEL: Tom, I know it's ridiculous that I'd be thinking about another man while I'm living in the guest house with the most wonderful man in the whole world, but...

TOM: But we both know we're just friends. Good friends. And I want you and the children to be happy. I'm sorry. I'm not ready for a family. I thought I was, but I'm not.

RACHEL: It's okay. I understand. And I'm very grateful to you, Tom. For everything. And we'll get out just as soon as I can get my finances together.

TOM: Take your time.

RACHEL: I'm thinking it'll take about three months. Could be longer.

TOM: I'll get Milton over to meet the children right away.

RACHEL: So he did say something?

TOM: Yes.


Nora and Ben talks about marriage.

NORA: I don't see how people can stay married. You know? I mean, I'd like to, but I'm afraid to make a promise I don't think I can keep. I mean, right now, I've promised myself to take life one day at a time. That's a promise I feel as if I can keep. Now, if I could, say, be married one day at a time, then I'd do that. But it's... It's bigger than that. It's forever.

BEN: Which is why I'm never gonna do this again. Never, never, never. When I get out, I'm going to stay out. I doubt I'll even live with anyone again.

NORA: Being alone is so much easier.

BEN: Yeah.

NORA: I mean, things are always going to be changing. That's life. Things change. People change. How do you promise to be with someone for an eternity?

BEN: Get them pregnant? Sorry, it's just... It's the eternity that sets me off. I can't stand to think about eternity, about things going on and on and on and on. But then again, that makes death comforting, that maybe things don't go on and on and on and on.

SERVER: The Montrachet that you ordered?

NORA: Oh, I don't think we ordered any wine, thank you.

BEN: Hey, but if fate has intervened, I'll take it.

NORA: Have you been listening to a word I've said?

BEN: Yes. Have you been listening to a word I've said?

NORA: Okay, you're not gonna touch that. And neither am I. Because this is not the answer.

BEN: No, but it goes very well with not having the answer.

NORA: I'm an alcoholic.

BEN: I'm not.

NORA: And you don't want to be. Ben, it's hell. Being addicted to anything is hell.

BEN: So is being married.

NORA: That's a very good wine.

SERVER: May I pour that for you?

NORA: Oh, yeah. Just a little. I'm an alcoholic.

SERVER: Funny.

NORA: Yeah.

BEN: You're not really gonna drink that, are you?

NORA: If it teaches you a lesson, yes.

(She drinks)

SERVER: I'm so sorry. This is not your wine. I had tables mixed up.

NORA: It's ours now. And we're not gonna pay for it. Your mistake.

BEN: Take it away.

NORA: I'll pay for it.

SERVER: A $300 bottle of wine.

NORA: Why, yes it is.


Daniel and Grace are kissing. Girls knock on the door.

GIRL: Daniel! Daniel! Open up!

DANIEL: Ignore that.

GIRL: Come on, Daniel! We know you're in there.

DANIEL: My neighbors. I'll get rid of them.

GRACE: Ugh. Good.

DANIEL: Hey. What's going on?

REGINA: There's some kind of protest on north campus.

DAWN: And we wanna go. Do you wanna go? Do you wanna go?

DANIEL: Grace, this is Dawn and Regina, my neighbors. Dawn and Regina, this is Grace.

REGINA: Hi, Grace.

DAWN: Yeah, hi. Haven't seen you around. Is this the girl that you...

DANIEL: Yes. That I met when I was with my dad.

GRACE: It's nice to meet you guys. We were just studying.

DANIEL: Yeah, we were just studying. And Grace has to be home by nine so we can't go anywhere with you. Sorry. Bye.

REGINA: All right. Well, whatever. We'll see you tomorrow.

DAWN: Yeah, or maybe later tonight. Night, Grace. Nice meeting you.

REGINA: Nice to meet you.

GRACE: Goodnight. Nice to meet you, too. Oh, my God, I feel like such a loser. I'm in high school. I have a 9:00 curfew because it's a school night. And I live with my mom.

DANIEL: And your old boyfriend.

GRACE: I don't know, Daniel. Maybe this isn't gonna work.

DANIEL: You knew that I was in college and you knew that I had my own apartment, and you know that there are neighbors. Neighbors that go to school here, so...

GRACE: Knowing it and experiencing it are two different things.

DANIEL: Don't panic. We'll ease you into college life, okay? Everything is gonna be fine. It's the first time you've been over here.

GRACE: Okay.

DANIEL: All right.

GRACE: Mmm. Oh, wait, let me... It's 8:45.

DANIEL: Then we can make out for five more minutes.

GRACE: Okay.


Amy has a conversation with Toby about Karlee.

TOBY(at phone): You know there's a three-hour time difference, right?

AMY(at phone): I know. I'm really sorry. But it's really important. I have to talk to you.

TOBY(at phone): Me? You're not calling me to get Ashley to pick up her phone? That's what your parents do. Your dad, anyway.

AMY(at phone): No, but how is Ashley?

TOBY(at phone): She's exhausted. She worked almost an hour out in the hot sun today.

AMY(at phone): Doing what?

TOBY(at phone): We're sign twirlers.

AMY(at phone): What?

TOBY(at phone): You know, we stand on the corner twirling a big sign to point people to condos that are for sale.

AMY(at phone): Really? Ashley is twirling a sign out in the hot sun?

TOBY(at phone): Uh, she didn't exactly twirl, so we both got fired. But it's okay, we're pretty good at finding jobs now. This week alone, we've twirled signs, distributed flayers and sold fruit.

AMY(at phone): That's great, I guess.

TOBY(at phone): All right, it was nice talking to you.

AMY(at phone): No, no, no, wait. I have to ask you about your sister, Karlee.

TOBY(at phone): She's not my sister. She's my stepsister, and she's already called me asking about you. Did you tell her that I told you she has issues?

AMY(at phone): No.

TOBY(at phone): She thought you knew about her, and since you don't know about her, she's gonna file a complaint against you, and you better watch out for her because she's got issues.

AMY(at phone): She's claiming that Ricky tried to get her to sleep with him so that he could get into that school.

TOBY(at phone): What?

AMY(at phone): She didn't tell you?

TOBY(at phone): No. I doubt that's true. At least, not with Ricky. She's been in trouble a few times before.

AMY(at phone): What kind of trouble?

TOBY(at phone): Sleeping around with guys kind of trouble.

AMY(at phone): What guys?

TOBY(at phone): All kinds of guys. Guys she works with, guys she works for, any guy she meets. She's been in therapy since she was 13, but you know, you have to want the help. She doesn't want any help.

AMY(at phone): She didn't sleep with my dad, did she?

TOBY(at phone): I don't think so.

AMY(at phone): All right. Well, thanks, this is all very helpful.

TOBY(at phone): Unle she finds out I talked to you. Then it won't be so helpful. It'll be hurtful. For me.

AMY(at phone): Thanks, Toby. And thanks for taking care of Ashley.

TOBY(at phone): You're welcome. Good luck. You're gonna need it.

AMY(at phone): Thanks. And good luck to you, I mean, surviving Ashley.

TOBY(at phone): Thanks. Goodnight.

AMY(at phone): Goodnight.


Ricky wakes up, he enters in the kitchen.

RICKY: Good morning.

AMY: Yeah, good morning.

RICKY: I wanted to talk to you last night, but you were pretending to be asleep.

AMY: Was I?

RICKY: You took my son with you?

AMY: You still sound upset. How was your walk?

RICKY: I think I could have walked to the moon, and I'd still be upset with you. I am upset with you. How did this happen?

AMY: I googled your friend, I saw what she looked like, and I wanted to see her in person. So I left the nursery early and drove down to the school. I was walking towards the admission office when I passed her on the sidewalk. And then I just lost my mind.

RICKY: She texted me. She told me to keep my girlfriend and my son away from her. She said that she's thinking about getting a restraining order.

AMY: She won't do that.

RICKY: She might do that.

AMY: Ricky, she won't do that, okay? I talked to Toby.

RICKY: Oh, God, Amy. What is wrong with you? Toby? Now Toby knows? Which means Ashley knows. That means your mom is gonna know and your dad is gonna know. And then my moms and my dad are going to know. The whole world is going to know. What is wrong with you? Did I not say leave it?

AMY: I couldn't, okay? I still can't.


Grace breakfasts.

KATHLEEN: You didn't say anything about your date last night. I was hoping you'd tell me how it went when you got home.

GRACE: Mom, how good could it be? I had a 9:00 curfew like a big baby.

KATHLEEN: Ooh, someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. At least it was yours. Honey, just a little joke. Is everything okay?

GRACE: Oh, yeah, everything is okay, except for the guy I love is surrounded by good-looking college girls who can do anything they want.

KATHLEEN: Well, in just over another year, you'll be one of those girls. But right now, you're not.

GRACE: No, I'm not.

Grace upstairs, Tom enters.

TOM: Good morning, beautiful lady.

KATHLEEN: What do you want?

TOM: Oh, it's not for me. It's for the children. Can Milton come over for a playdate this weekend?

KATHLEEN: Milton? Your boss, Milton? What are you talking about?

TOM: He wants Rachel.

KATHLEEN: Well, he can't have Rachel. Rachel is your friend. And she and her children are living with you.

TOM: I wish they were not.

KATHLEEN: Tom, we've talked about this. You are responsible for them. You invited them into your life and into your home and you are responsible for them.

TOM: I don't want to be responsible for them. I want my old life back. I'm going to let Milton go out with her. Maybe he wants to be responsible for the three of them.

KATHLEEN: Does Rachel know about this?

TOM: Yes. She met Milton. She likes Milton. And Milton likes her. Just now, we have to make the kids like Milton. Easy.

KATHLEEN: Oh, honey, it's never easy to get out of a relationship.


Adrian is ready to go out, she sees lie on the couch.

BEN: Ow.

ADRIAN: You have a bedroom.

BEN: This is as far as I could get.

ADRIAN: You weren't drinking again last night, were you?

BEN: No.

ADRIAN: You got home really late.

BEN: Are you pointing that out as my wife or as my roommate?

ADRIAN: The latter. You know, if you did get drunk again last night, your dad is going to kill you.

BEN: I'm pretty sure he's gonna kill me anyway. Hmm.


Leo enters in the bedroom and finds Nora lies on the bed.

LEO: Nora? Nora!

NORA: Mmm. Boykewich International, how may I help you?

LEO: You may help me by telling me what this is.

NORA: Let me just regroup for a moment. I'm, uh, where?

LEO: In my house, in Ben's bed.

NORA: Okay, I know I didn't sleep with Ben. Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God. Oh, God. I really screwed up. I screwed up. I had a drink.

LEO: From the looks of things, I'd say it was more than a drink. Are you okay?

NORA: It's been almost two years. I had almost two years without a drink. Why would I have a drink?

LEO: I don't know. Was it because Ben was drinking?

NORA: No. Ben wasn't drinking.

LEO: I'll have someone drive you to a meeting and then they'll drive you home.

NORA: But I have to be at work in an hour. Don't I? Please.

LEO: We'll talk.

NORA: Okay.


Katelyn has a conversation with Ricky.

KATELYN: I appreciate Amy's help, but I had called the school about this yesterday, and the Dean was well aware of Ms. Carmichael having some issues. There have been several complaints, one from her colleague who has the office next to hers and can hear everything said in her office.

RICKY: Ah, so I'm not that special.

KATELYN: No, I guess not. And they don't need to talk to you in order to fire her. They've talked to other applicants. She's officially terminated. And you're officially accepted. Congratulations.

RICKY: And if I still don't wanna go to school there?

KATELYN: Are you kidding me? After all the trouble Amy went to?

RICKY: I am kidding. I couldn't help myself. It's not very often that something good happens to me.

(Amy heards that)

AMY: Thanks a lot.

RICKY: I'll just be going now. Thank you.

(Ricky and Amy kiss)

End of the episode.