02x10 - Especially If You Run Away

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Chance". Aired: October 2016 to November 2017.
"Chance" focuses on a San Francisco-based forensic neuropsychiatrist, who reluctantly enters a dangerous and violent world of mistaken identity, police corruption and mental illness.
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02x10 - Especially If You Run Away

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Mom, you home?

A little help here!

Sonny, someone at the door needs help.

Yeah, me.

Well, tell her I said hi--

Look out, mackenzie! He's in the pool!

Mom, you're watching "mackenzie falls"?

- How could you? - How can't I?

There's just so much drama.

But it's "mackenzie falls." it's a betrayal.

And as long as I live under your roof, I forbid this.

- You really should give it a chance. - Oh, I've seen it before.

The falls have been in my family for generations, Chloe.

- He said "falls"! - Falls!

Lemme-- no--

Give... Me... That... Remote!

Yes! Yes!

- Don't do it! - No! No!

Maybe it's you, maybe it's me.

Maybe it's the horse.

Maybe it's... The falls.




Bad habit. I'm really sorry.

You know, I think you need

To give this show a chance.

- At first I really didn't care much for your show-- - Shh!

Oh, mack, how much longer

Can we keep denying our feelings for each other?

Until I can be sure that one of us isn't going to get hurt.

Oh, mackenzie.

Isn't it great?

Sweetie, you don't have homework, do you?

I do.

Three seasons worth.

There's just so much drama.

* off to the races, I'm going places *

* might be a long sh*t, not gonna waste it *

* this is the big break and it's calling my name *

* yeah *

* so far, so great, get with it *

* at least that's how I see it *

* having a dream is just the beginning *

* so far, so great, believe it *

* can't take away this feeling *

* taking a ride, chance on my side *

* yeah, I can't wait *

* so far, so great, so far, so great *

And there's the sea of tranquility.

And there's the second coat.

And... Done!

Hey, fellas, how's your solar system project coming?

- Right on schedule. - Haven't done a thing.

So it's your usual plan?

Wait for Sonny to finish her project,

She sees how little you've done on yours,

You "freak out," and she feels sorry for you.

And then she does it for us.

We put a lot of effort into this plan.

- Mm-hmm. - Wanna go bowling?

Ooh, I'll grab neptune and kick your butt.


Uranus is mine!

They should be ashamed of themselves.

For relying on Sonny to do all their work?

No, just in general.



If how bad you look is any indication

Of how hard you've been working on our project,

Well, may I say "hello a+"?

Because you look horrible.

Well, I didn't get much done last night.

There was a lot of drama at my house.

You know how this town is.

If people see us on the same horse together, Chloe,

They will talk.

But I'm tired of riding alone.

Get on that horse, mackenzie!

I don't know what went on at your house last night,

But I am very disappointed in you. I did my part. See?

What does a manicure have to do with the universe?

Because my nails are out of this world.

Man, I had no idea you were such a good bowler.

I am a man of many layers.

Peel one back, I am a bowler.

Peel back another, I'm a krumper.

That might be a layer you wanna keep covered.

- Let's get something to eat. - Yeah.

Oh, hey, there's Sonny. I wonder how she's doing on her project?

You know, she can't start on ours until she finishes her own.

Wait wait wait. Relax, g.

Your worry layer is showing.

She's probably over there, studying away.

It's weird, Chloe.

I've never experienced this feeling before.

It's called love!

Worried now?

This could be worse than your krumping.

Hey, Sonny.

Oh, hey guys, what's up?

Oh, sorry.

Hey, so how's your solar system coming?

Oh, good good. And yours?

- Good. - Good.

- Great. - Okay, that was a little weird

What you yelled out a minute ago.

- What? - Something about "love."

Oh! Oh, yeah!

- No no no no no. - Yeah.

That was just me, you know,

Practicing to be a...

Tennis judge.

- 40-love! - A tennis judge?

Yeah, you know, it's always been a dream of mine.

Fault! Match point!

Ball boy!

See how annoying that is? You know what?

I'm just gonna go practice somewhere

Where I won't bother anyone.

- I'll see you guys later? - Yup.

- Deuce! - Whoa!

A tennis judge?

I wonder what else she's keeping from us.

Maybe... She's a krumper.

You have hurt me for the last time.

It's over!

Oh no, what have I done?

That was the best relationship I ever had.

Hi, it's Sonny. Leave a message.

It's me again... Partner.

Listen, that last message was just my fear talking.

And I don't know why my fear is talking

When your guilt should be,

Because you should be working on our project! We're through!

Oh no, what have I done?

- Hey, have you seen Sonny? - No, and I'm very worried.

- Me too. - You realize if she doesn't do her project--

Then this was all for nothing!

I bought rings to match saturn.

Don't you guys see what's happening here?

We've become just like the solar system itself--

A perfectly balanced, inter-connected group of bodies

Bound by gravity to the sun.

Or in this case, the Sonny.

See, I kind of felt my metaphor was clear

Without having to hit it on the nose.

- I don't think so. - Well, I know so!

Stop it. Stop it! This is horrible.

If Sonny becomes the center of my universe,

Where does that leave me?

You? What about us?

The fate of our scale-model universe hangs in the balance.

People, this is bigger than the solar system,

Or 10% of your grade.

What are you talking about?

- Well-- - Oh!

Sometimes a girl sees things,

Things she wishes she hadn't while she's slithering around in the vents

And hiding in places she probably shouldn't.

- What kinds of things? - Horrible things.

The kind of things that can get you an "f" on your science project.

Oh, I'm talking about betrayal,

The kind of betrayal that has to be seen to be believed.

Can't we just hear about it?

Are you really this lazy?


It's one of my layers.

You gotta see it!

Normally I control my own destiny, Chloe,

But I'm just so confused.

Oh, mackenzie!

Sonny's a secret "falls" watcher?

If my nails weren't so perfect, I'd scratch her eyes out.

We can break her of her despicable obsession

With that cheesy melodrama and help our friend...

- Or? - Or we can shame her.

I see no reason we can't do both.

If I don't ask Chloe out after they unveil my statue,

I may never get the chance

Or the courage again.

How much longer can you expect a girl to wait?

Just ask her out, mackenzie.

Ask. Ask!

Ooh! Hey, guys. How's it going? What's up?

- The jig, sister! - We know your dirty little secret.

- You've been cheating on us. - With the "falls"!

That is ridiculous, okay?

You know I hate the "falls" just as much as you do.

Oh, do you?

Then I guess you won't mind

If we just take a look at your phone?

- Yeah, get it! - No no!


The first step is admitting you have a problem.

You're right. I do have a problem.

Thank you. Thank you all.

Now, if you'll excuse me,

I'm going to go talk to a professional immediately.

I need to talk to you immediately.

I'm glad you're here. I need a favor.

I don't have time to help you with your science project.

Please, I have actual scientists for that.

I need a tennis judge.

- Word on the street is you can help. - What?

- I'm not a tennis judge. - So you just made up that up?

- Yes, but listen-- - Who makes up something like that?

Who needs a freelance tennis judge?

Actually, I'm hosting my annual charity tournament

- And I don't want to lose again. - Oh, I see.

Well, as much as I'd love to help you cheat

For a good cause, I can't. Why?

Oh, yeah. Because I'm not a tennis judge.

- Uh-huh. So what did you want? - Some answers.

- To what? - To how it all ends.

To how long it's going to be before you ask the girl

- You're destined to be with. - I'm not sure I can answer that.

Aren't you in charge of your own destiny?

I guess.

Well then it's time to say, "enough!"

I mean, when two people are this right for each other, there's only one thing to do.

How long have you felt this way?

Just since yesterday. It hasn't been long,

But it hit me like a ton of bricks.

I mean, I guess I feel the same way.

Well, then do something about it.

- Okay, I will. - Great!

Sonny, will you go out with me?

I'm sorry, did you just ask me out?

I'm sorry, didn't you just beg me to?

Wait, did you think I was talking about--

Oh, dear, this is awkward.

It sure is. It sure is awkward.

I mean, I know why it's awkward,

I just want to know if you know...

Why it's awkward.

I was talking about mackenzie and Chloe,

But you seemed to be talking--

Yup yup, me too. Same page.

- Whew! - Whoo-hoo.

See, I just thought you thought I thought

It was awkward because you thought I was asking you out.

Rather than mackenzie asking Chloe out.

Which I was.

Yeah, but you said Sonny--

Yup yup, that's awkward.

- So. - So.

- You're a "mackenzie falls" fan now? - Yeah.

Cool. Cool.

So I suppose I should probably tell you I'm a "so random!" fan now.

- Really? - Yeah, but I'd be lying.

You know, it's funny.

Like I learned with "mackenzie falls,"

Sometimes if you look at something

With an open mind, you can surprise yourself.

So... Yeah.


Yeah, I'll go out with you.

- Good. - Good.

- So we're doing this. - I guess so.

Wait. So I still don't know. Does mackenzie ever ask--

Bah bah bah bah. If we're gonna make this thing work,

I'm going to have to insist you never ask me about my business.

Ugh, fine. I guess I'm gonna have to

Check the blogs like everybody else.

Solar system's done. Pretty good huh?



It's a little busy. It's a little loud.

I'll have to re-think my scarf, but I can make it work.

Sonny, have you noticed how little progress

Nico and I have made on our project?

My parents are going to be so disappointed in me.

Well, I think my glue g*n is still warmed up, so let me help you.

See? All the planets have re-aligned

- Around the Sonny again. - Mm-hmm.

By the way, you guys, I just really want to say thank you

For helping me kick that "mackenzie falls" habit.

I am so glad that's behind us.

Behind us? Ha. I'm not over the betrayal.

- We are, we are. - We're cool with the betrayal.

We don't mind a little betrayal every now and again.

No, you know what? You're right.

It was betrayal.

I kept something from you, something that I knew would upset you.

Which is why, in the spirit of full disclosure--

I mean, the only thing you could possibly do

That would be a bigger betrayal

Would be if you were dating Chad or something.

Dating Chad?

- Whoo-hoo! - Don't even like his highlights.

That's too funny, guys.

So what did you want to disclosure to us?

Oh... That.

That, um...

I just need to disclose that I'm torn...

As to...

Whether or not I should include pluto as a planet.

Uh, pluto's not a planet.

Says you.

Says NASA.

You know what?

I'm not just gonna take NASA's word for it.

I'm going to go talk to a professional.

Immediately. Again.

I just need to run my lines once before we sh**t this thing.

Let's take it from where I say,

"I need to talk to you right away."

I need to talk to you right away.

That is my line! Do I need to f*re some-- oh, hey Sonny.

Hey, um, can I talk to you for a sec?

Sorry to interrupt.

- Huge fan since yesterday. - That's a five, everybody.

- Apparently I need to talk to my lady. - Joking!

He's just kidding. I'm not his lady.

Okay, look,

I gotta talk to you about something.

Is this about our date?

Yes, I just...

I think we need to call it off.

Is this about me not telling you

How things play out between mack and Chloe?

No no no. I seriously don't care about them

Or the "falls" right now.

I just... I think I rushed into something

- That I didn't fully think through. - That hurts me, Sonny.

I'm sorry.

How could you say you don't care about the "falls"?

Whoa whoa, wait! What are you more upset about,

The fact that I'm calling off our date

- Or that I'm over the "falls"? - That's a toughie.

- That's a toughie? - It's just that, you know,

If you date me, you date the "falls."

So if you hurt one of us, you hurt us both.

Oh my gosh. I can't believe I was so close

To going on a date with you.

I mean, what was I thinking? Obviously I wasn't thinking.

Yeah, and ironically this is a drama-free zone,

- So security! - Let me tell you something.

24 hours ago I fell in love with a guy named mackenzie. And you, Chad, are no--

- Don't say mackenzie! Do not say mackenzie! - Mackenzie!

She said it! That's it! Where's my security?

You are no longer welcome at the "falls."

You said "falls"!

You know another layer I have?


It's like a paper petting zoo.

You know, I'm not really a fan

Of your whole "layer" thing, all right?

Are you okay?

Dude, why are our planets on the ground?

And why are they leading to--

"mackenzie falls"?

Because Sonny's not just watching it anymore,

She's living it!

Oh! Oh!

They chased me and they chased me until finally I shook them

When I transferred to the cross-town bus

And grady didn't have change.

That is an unbelievable story.

It's very dramatic. Very dramatic.

- You know what else is dramatic? - Mom!

Oh, please let me watch the "falls"!

Can't we just talk? Tell me about your day.

Come on.

Oh, good. Something to do.

- Mackenzie! - Mom!

Sorry, I didn't know how strict your ban was.

- Hey. - What are you doing here?

Can I come in?

A little.

I thought about what you asked me, and--

Excuse me.

Mom, you may go watch the "falls."

I'm good.

Go watch the "falls."

- In your room. - Awww.

Go on.

Anyways, you asked which hurt more,

Being over the "falls" or you canceling our date, and...

It was definitely you canceling our date.

It's not a toughie at all.

Thanks, that's very mackenzie of you.


So you never did give me a reason why you called off our date.

It's kind of like you said.

When you date me, you date "so random!"

And you know them, they can be a--

What are you guys doing here?

I found change.

It's worse than we thought.

Flowers, a "mack falls" box set

And a photo of Chad holding flowers,

And a "mack falls" box set?

- Chad?! - Chad?!

Well, it's pretty obvious what's going on here.

Well, you're all wrong

Because Chad is here to see me.


- Mom? - It's okay, Sonny.

I am not ashamed to tell them the truth.

- No, but I might be. What are you doing? - Trust me.

Chad came here tonight bearing gifts for me because--

Sonny's mother is also...

My mother.

So that means...

That's right.

- Chad is-- - Yes.

Your long lost brother.

You lie!

Don't believe them, Sonny!

This is the plot line of the season finale

How would you know that, grady?

't know.

Grady? How would you know that, grady?


Cause I used to secretly watch the "falls." That, grady?

Ahh, who are we kidding?

We've all been hooked at one point or another.

I hit bottom three years ago.

I've been "falls" free for two seasons.

Six episodes.

This is awesome.

So, wait, why have you guys been getting all over me?

- Because we thought you were different. - We wanted to keep you pure.

And we were all very concerned about our science projects.

But mostly to keep you pure.

But you've been soiled by the "falls,"

Like the rest of us.

And that means that makes you no better than me.

Ha ha! You guys can start revolving around me again.

Wait a minute,

If Chad is not really here because he's Sonny's brother,

Then what is he doing here?

Good one, nico.

You want me to tell them?

No! No no no, um, I'll tell them.

Because I am not ashamed and I have nothing to hide.

That's my girl.

I am...

Judging Chad's celebrity tennis tournament! Duh!

- Oh! - I know!

- I thought you were gonna say "dating." - No.

- I'll see you guys later. - We'll get out of here.

All right.

- Bye, Sonny! - Later, Sonny!

So, uh... When's the tournament?

I'll give you the details tomorrow night.

What's tomorrow night?

I'll give you the details tomorrow night.

Oh, our first date. See ya.

Ooh, the plot thickens.

- Room. - Can't we just talk?

- Room. - Aww. Can't we just talk? - Room.

On the next "Mackenzie falls"...

An innocent dance turns into a date

With danger.

Chloe, we're going to polka. Nobody can find out.

And you won't believe who's got it out for mackenzie.

No! No spoilers-- no spoilers!

See you there. And wear your polka pants.

I'm already wearing them.

What are u doing, J?
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