05x01 - Becoming Pauletta

Episode transcripts for the 2013 TV show "Being Mary Jane". Aired January 2014 - September 2017.
"Being Mary Jane" follows the professional and personal life life of a young black woman, and the popular talk show which she hosts, while she searches for "Mr. Right".
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05x01 - Becoming Pauletta

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Previously, on "Being Mary Jane."

Not bad, huh? The network could not wait

to tout the show's return

to number one in the ratings.

Now you've got your billboard,

and I've got what gets me
that corner office.

We're not gonna call it a panel.

We're gonna frame it
as a gathering of women

at MJ's breakfast table.

That's genius.

Hey, somebody's got to fill

Garrett's job, so why not me?

Garrett convinced the brass to give me

a vote on his replacement.

So you have to choose

between Kara and Justin?


- What's this?
- I asked my attorneys

how to best split up our marital assets.

Niecy, there's nothing more
I can do to help you.

Give me a second chance.

How about you be my shampoo
and sweep girl,

and then we'll revisit
you getting your booth back.

- All right, it's a deal.
- You can start today.

A decision has been made
on my replacement.

GDU's new executive producer
will be Kara Lynch.


I was afraid that if I picked you,

I would just be doing it

- out of fear.
- Fear?

Fear that if I didn't choose you,

that would mean the end
of our relationship.

- Where are you going?
- You made your decision.

Now I'm gonna live up
to your expectation.

I don't really know what I'm looking at.

Those are the two embryos.

Are you ready to proceed?

More than ready.


♪ ♪

Experts tell women in order
to get what we want,

we must first get out of our own way.

FACE IT: I turned getting in
my own way into an art form,

but once I course-corrected,

once I stopped trying to orchestrate

the perfect union,

that's when real love
was finally able to show up...

In abundance.

And suddenly, I had options.

I was faced with one hell of a choice.

♪ When I look at you ♪

- Pauletta, baby, it's time.
- Coming.

♪ The stars above are blue ♪

♪ ♪

♪ My heart was wrapped up ♪

Mary Jane, will you marry me?

♪ ♪

♪ The night I looked at you ♪

♪ ♪


Is that a yes?

Yes, yes.


♪ I could speak to ♪

♪ A dream that I ♪

♪ Can call my own ♪

I am a happy man.

♪ ♪

♪ And here we are ♪

♪ In heaven ♪

♪ ♪

♪ For you are mine ♪

♪ ♪

♪ At last ♪

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Can I just look at you tonight?


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

I can't believe you have

to go to China last minute.

My agent thinks they're grooming me

for their co-anchor position

once what's-his-nuts retires.

- I'll be your competition.

Oh, yeah, right.
There is no competition,

- Bubby, okay?

"Great Day USA" is number one

by a very comfortable margin,

and that is not gonna change

as long as I'm running the show, okay?

- Maybe not.
- But as your girlfriend,

I hope that you score that gig.

That would be amazing.



♪ ♪


♪ ♪

What's wrong?

♪ ♪



- Justin.
- He proposed?

♪ ♪

But you're not happy?

♪ ♪

Oh, girl, I...

♪ ♪

So, I might be pregnant.

Oh, my God!
Mary Jane, that's great news!

Oh, my goodness.

Yeah, here's the thing.

♪ ♪

- If I'm pregnant?
- Yeah?

It's not Justin's.

- Oh.
- Yeah.

So I mean, like,

the day after Justin left,

and I totally thought
he was gone for good...

You got wasted, and you had

a one-night stand with a total stranger?

No, bitch, Jesus.

No, I went to the clinic,

and I had my frozen embryos implanted

like a normal person with donor sperm

from a total stranger. Jesus.

You did what?

Well, no, I went to the clinic and...

I heard what you said. Mary Jane,

My Go... what were you thinking?
I'm done with you.

No, no. No, no, wait, wait,
wait, wait, wait, wait,

No, uh-uh-uh, I'm done with you.

No, no, listen. Listen, listen, listen.

Listen, listen, I was...
I was caught off guard, okay?

I literally leave
my IVF appointment, right?

I get home.

There he is, my dream man,
on bended knee,

my unicorn, with this ring.

I mean, I have a split second
to make a decision.

There's, like, a % chance

this procedure even works, you know?


Why tell the man
if I'm not really pregnant?

- When will you find out?
- Next week.

♪ ♪

- Next week?
- Next week.

♪ ♪

- Are you cold?
- A little bit.

♪ ♪

Oh, no, no, no, no.

I'm gonna take care of you tonight.

♪ ♪

Is that okay?

- Uh-huh.
- Yeah?


♪ ♪

Oh, still in blowjob city?

Girl, I got three nights in a row.

I think I'm developing lockjaw.

Oh, God.

Why don't you just
have sex with him, then?

Because I can't have orgasms

if I want the embryos to take,

and Justin, God bless his soul,

- always gives me an orgasm.
- Oh.

In the meantime, I need
to figure out some new methods.

I was thinking about that, uh...

That Tiffany Haddish grapefruit trick.

Oh, God. [LAUGHS]


Well, there is always the, uh....


- Oh. Oh.

♪ ♪


What's this?

♪ ♪

Bum Rush?

♪ ♪

I'm feeling adventurous.

All right.

♪ Just got paid ♪

♪ ♪

Portia better quit playing

before Nini snatches her weave.

I'm telling you, she about to get cut.

- Yeah, sh...
- Nini's not playing

- with her.
- She's not.

- Nina's the wrong person...
- Nina's the wrong...

Oh, hey, Tasha. What are you doing here?

Hey, Niecy. I thought today

was your day off.

- Uh-uh.
- Oh.

So, um, can't get your own clients?

You got to steal mine?

Girl, bye.

All right, look, she needed a stylist.

You wasn't here.

Ain't nobody got to be
stealing your clients.

- It's nothing personal.
- Ooh, a "stylist."

That's a strong word for you.

- Yeah, yeah.
- All right, [INAUDIBLE].

It's the right word for me,

because you have no idea
what a stylist is,

'cause you're never here.

- You're not gonna have edges.
- You're the one

that doesn't have money right now.

Let me tell you one more time.

I just helped her with one
of her clients last week.

- I'm not doing this with you.
- And she gonna take my client?

Keisha, would you give us

a minute, please? Thank you.

- Unbelievable.
- Niecy, you cannot

make a scene like that in my shop.

Well, why are you out
here talking to me?

You need to be talking to her.

She's the one that's stealing clients.

Your client can go to whoever they want.

That's not Kia's fault.
It's just the name of the game.

Are you serious?
Between my school schedule,

that makeshift supply closet

that you got me working in,
I'm losing my regulars.

It does not matter the location

of the chair, Niecy.

Women will let you do
their hair wherever,

just as long as you slink it

better than anyone else.

You're graduating soon, right?

You want to fight for clients?

Do it honing your skills,

not hollering in front of my patrons.

- You understand?
- Yes.

Of course I understand,
and I'm forever grateful

for everything that you've done for me,

but I think my working here is done.

- What are you saying, Niecy?
- With all due respect, I quit.

I appreciate you, but I quit.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- Hey.
- Hey.

- Great show this morning.
- What's all this?

♪ ♪

Well, you know you're always doubting

my Cajun ancestry?


- Check it out.
- Oh.

- Yeah.
- Is that seafood gumbo?

- Talbot family recipe.
- Oh.

Let me change out of these clothes.

Okay, and I hope you're hungry.

Oh, yeah.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


Mary Jane, do you want some
brown rice with that gumbo,

or, uh...

I can make you some quinoa.

God forbid you actually eat
a complex carb.


♪ ♪

- Mary Jane?
- In here.

♪ ♪

Can I come in?

[SIGHS] Yeah.

♪ ♪

Is that what I think it is?

♪ ♪

Can I see it?

♪ ♪

It's a plus sign.

We're pregnant.

Justin, there's something
I need to tell you.


That's how long we were apart.

Do you realize that? Just hours?

I mean, if you had slept with
someone else,

you know, broken-hearted
rebound sex, I...

That psychology I can handle,

but this, I don't even
know how to process.

You left.

You gave me no reason to believe

that you were ever coming back.

I mean, I... I didn't have time to...

To waste on yet another
failed relationship,

so I figured if I'm gonna do it,

I might as well try now.

Why didn't you say that
when I asked you to marry me?

I didn't think I was
actually gonna get pregnant.

But you were hoping you were.

I mean, that's what all
the no sex was about, right?

The fertility treatments?

Do I really make you

that... paranoid, that insecure?

You still don't trust me.

I do trust you. I do trust you.

You keep making monumental decisions

that deeply affect my life
without any consideration

for how it might make me feel.

You walked out on me.

Did you forget that?

You left me.

What was I supposed to think, huh?

If there's anyone on the planet
who knows how much I want

a baby and a family, it's you.

You, you, you want, right?

It's always about what you want.

What about what I want, huh?

What a... what about...
What about what we want?

What... what we want?
I don't know, 'cause you left!

- You pushed me out, Mary Jane!
- No, no, you made a choice!

- You pushed me out!
- You made a choice,

- and you left!
- And I still came back,

as angry as it made me

that you chose Kara instead of me.

I understood that.

I understood that.

It was very hard to accept,

but I love where that loyalty came from,

and I still made a decision

to come back to you and propose,

because I believed

that this was a part of our lives

that we could start as absolute equals.

We-we are equals, and that's... that...

That's what I want more than anything.

I want to believe that.

Then believe it! Come on.

You accepted my marriage proposal

without telling me,

forcing me without any conversation

to potentially spend the rest of my life

fathering another man's child.



♪ ♪

That's how badly I want a baby.

I'm sorry.

Justin, I... I am so, so sorry.

I am... I am...

♪ ♪

I'm sorry.

♪ ♪


Where are you going?

I am exhausted.

I'm going to bed.

♪ ♪

Mary Jane.

God, I love you.


I just can't find a way
to make this work.

♪ ♪

I wish you and your child
all the best...

♪ ♪

'Cause I know you're gonna be,

like, an amazing mom.

♪ ♪

You're just in time.

Oh, perfect. I'm starving.

Paul, I made lunch.

That's all right.

Gonna have my beer in the den.

So Mom,

how's that living situation
working out for you?

Boy, don't you start.

You moved back in,
hoping closer proximity

would change Dad's mind, right?

And what's wrong with that?

I've had my fair share of women

try to get my attention.

- Oh.
- And you going about it

- the wrong way.
- Dad is stubborn like me.

You can't Bogart your way back in there.

It's got to be his idea.

You got to pretend you're done with him.

Men don't fight unless
they think they've lost you.

Trust me, I know.

So I'm supposed to ignore him?

Mm-hmm, yeah.

Player rule number one, ignore him.



No, no, that's fine.

No, thank you.

Well, that's why I'm just doing my job.

Okay, buh-bye.

- Hi, Niecy.
- Hi.

- I'm Mike.
- Nice to meet you, Mike.

- Have a seat.
- All right.

So what can I do for you?

Okay, well, I'm almost done
getting my cosmetology license,

and I want to open up my own hair salon,

so I need a business plan.

Oh, see, these books,
they're no help to you

- unless you know the lingo.
- Yeah.

But you are in luck,
because I have a master's

- in business administration.
- A master's?

Why you work at a nonprofit?

My family stressed community service

as much as education.

It's all about acquiring a skill

and then using that skill
to help your community.

They do good work here
at the resource center,

and I can make money anytime,

so I'm more interested
in making you money.

Well, I heard that. Where do we start?

Well, start filling that out.

♪ I'm holding on to my freedom ♪

♪ Can't take it from me ♪

♪ I was born into it ♪

♪ It comes naturally ♪

♪ Living my life ♪

♪ Like it' s golden, golden, golden ♪

♪ Golden, golden ♪

All right, let's take
a ten-minute break.

Couples, use this time

to massage your pregnant partner.


♪ ♪

I'm telling you, kale is the key.

Always kale.

Once you substitute healthy
options for the bad stuff,

then the baby starts to crave it too.

- Oh.
- Mm-hmm.

So kale, kale, healthy food.

I'm... I'm right there with you guys.



See you. Bye, kale!


Kale, my ass.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Excuse me. You need some help?



Beau Mercer?

Pauletta Patterson.

What are you doing here, Beau?

I, uh...

I had a dentist appointment
down the hall.

♪ ♪


Well, I guess I don't have to ask

what you're doing here.

♪ ♪


When he left, I just decided

I was done waiting, and here we are.

Wow. Well, you know, it seems like

this Justin really did a number on you.

- Water under the bridge.
- Wow, really,

water under the bridge? I don't buy it.

You've been talking about him
for the last hour,

so I think that bridge
is about to flood.

All right, well, let's change the topic.

Um, so what brought you to New York?

Let's just say divorce
has a way of making you

examine other areas of your life,

so when my college buddy
offered me a job

running his new social coding startup,

I quit my corporate gig.
Now we're one of the leading

software development
platforms in the world.

Wow. Impressive.

Remember when I thought social coding

was coding at a cocktail party?

I know, right? What happened to

that little tech illiterate
that broke my heart?

I think she caught the same struggle bus

as the skinny dork

with the, uh, coke bottle glasses.

Well, what can I say?
The, uh... the Lasiks

and a gym membership goes a long way.

- You ain't no lie.


And I did not break your heart.

Oh, oh, you didn't break my heart?

No. We wanted different things.

No, no, see, I wanted to be with you,

but you wanted to be with your career.

No, that is not... that's not
how I remember it.

That's exactly how it was,

whether you remember that or not.

Matter of fact,
you didn't want to be married.

You didn't want any kids.

You liked to practice,
but you didn't want kids,

and clearly, looks like
half of that's changed.

Yeah, well, you know what?

I am not the woman
that you used to know.

I, uh... I no longer
let my wild ambition

just sort of run all over
the rest of my life.

I have evolved in my old age.

- Well, so have I.
- Yeah?

Yeah, I was just so taken by you.

- Well.
- But what you should know

is that I'm no longer
that... that shy, reserved guy.

- No?
- No.

- That's not your...
- No, no, the Beau

that's sitting at this table right now?

- Mm-hmm.
- He goes for what he wants.


♪ ♪

Uh, yeah, no, I'm... I got to go.

Um, I'm late for a... an appointment.

Well, listen.
Wh... so why don't we... um,

why don't we go out tonight?

- Boo.
- No, really.

A pregnant woman can't date?

No, not... not this one, no.

I... between work
and preparing for the baby,

I can barely make
my weekly birthing classes,

and I have the distinction

of being the only single mother there,

which is a lot of fun, so no, no,

but it has been really nice to see you.

It's been... really nice to see you.

♪ ♪

- Thank you.
- Uh-huh.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

You have invasive ductile carcinoma.

It is cancer.


♪ ♪

[SIGHS] So how do you treat it?

We can do a lumpectomy,

where we remove the cancerous mass

and treat you with radiation therapy,

we can remove the right breast,

or we could do a bilateral mastectomy

and remove both breasts.

♪ ♪

Well, if this was you,
what would you do?

Take them off. This runs in your family.

Your mother and sister
are both survivors.

If it was me, I would have them removed.

♪ ♪


Am I gonna need, uh,
chemo or anything like that?

Because your cancer has not spread

to the lymph nodes, if we do
the bilateral mastectomy,

you won't need to undergo
radiation or chemotherapy.



♪ ♪

What do I tell my kids?

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

I made myself crystal clear,

so if this is a part
of the whole new Beau,

doesn't take no for... I... I can't.

Look, look, look, look,
Pauletta, just relax.

Relax, okay? I had a follow-up
dentist appointment,

so I just thought I'd just hang
out here in case you needed me.

So listen, I know you don't want

to go through this whole thing alone.

I know that, so I'm here.

I'm available,
and I want to do this with you.

So what do you say?

♪ ♪

- Okay.
- Okay... okay?

- Okay.
- Okay.

Okay. Okay, okay. Let's go over there.

There's a spot right over there.


Thank you so much for today.
It was great.

Yeah, come on, now.

Because those other babies
gonna get a massage

and not Mary Jane Paul?

Come on. I'm not gonna hurt you..

Oh, my God, I forgot how good
you were with your hands.

Now, come on, now.
I remember the feel of you.

- Oh.
- Those spots.

♪ Red rum melody ♪

Oh, my God.


- You know, um, pregnant women...
- Mm-hm?

You know, they've got raging hormones,

and, uh,

there's, like, an interesting
side effect to that.

Is, um,

they become horny as hell.

- Hmm. Is that right?
- Yeah.

- I didn't know that.
- Oh, you didn't?

Hmm-mm, no.

I, um, was wondering if...

♪ In my ear she'd been waiting ♪

Oh, you know, maintenance.

How about a tune-up? Hmm.

♪ Just trying to give her
what she's missing ♪

♪ b*at it hard like a drum ♪

♪ Give her love till it's gone ♪

♪ You know that she deserves it ♪

♪ Me and you right here
oh man it's feeling ♪

♪ Picture perfect ♪

♪ She knows how to control ♪

♪ My tempo we're so simple ♪

Yes, oh, yes.



♪ Down in the dungeon below ♪

♪ Where the people ♪

♪ They all say ♪

♪ Red rum melody ♪

♪ Hey, hey ♪

♪ Hey ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Red rum melody ♪

♪ Hey, hey ♪

So when's your due date?

weeks from today, actually.

- weeks from today.
- Why?

Oh, I just want to clear my schedule,

make sure I'm available.

Oh, so you can crash my delivery?

No, no, I want to be there
in the hospital

in case you need me.


Hey, question.

What are you doing next weekend?

I got to go to Atlanta
for my niece's graduation.

Next weekend, would you
maybe want to come with me?

♪ ♪

So it's... like,
the family's... like a date?

Like a buffer, you know?

They're really excited
that I'm expecting,

but not so excited that I'm...

doing this all on my own,

- so the optics of this...
- No, no, no, no, no.

Look, look, no, you don't...
You don't have to explain.

I would love to come.

Great. Okay.

Um, I'm leaving next Friday after work,

and the party's Saturday.

I can definitely make it
to Atlanta by Saturday.

♪ ♪

- Looking forward to it.
- Me too.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

- Hey.

What is that goofy grin
on your face about?

What, this?

Uh, I ran into
Beauregard Mercer last week,

and let's just say

he let his tongue do the walking.

Beauregard Mercer, the guy...

The nerdy guy you dated in college?

- Yes.
- Ah.

Baby girl, I'm... I'm, um...
I'm a little bit swamped.

Is there anything else?

No, fine, go back to work.

I'll just be over there

basking in the aftershocks,

'cause they were many. Oh.



♪ ♪

Dad, Dad, even the kid
can't stop staring at her.

Get your own!

Boy, get out of her face.
Go find you some business.

Hey, you want to lick my plate too?

Okay, okay, listen.

This is the first time
in my entire career

I don't have to be TV skinny,

so make all the jokes you want.
I'm cool.

Well, I hope you saved room
for your favorite.

Sweet potato pie, y'all.

Ooh, Mom, that looks good.

Hey, Dad, you gonna miss
this home-cooked food

once you sell the house.

Hey, you let me worry about that.

Y'all got to figure out
where you gonna be living.

No, I been looking for an apartment.

- I'm doing good.
- Oh, well.

I've been busy with school, so...

Well, I just got back from Dubai,

but I'm thinking about buying a house.

Well, you get a place big enough,

maybe I'll come and live with you.

Let's... let's not get carried away, Ma,

okay? Let's...

Dad, what are you thinking
about doing once you sell?

I might move back to Mississippi,

reopen the old house.

- Oh.
- Okay.

- Mom, I have a surprise for you.
- Oh?

I have invited a gentleman caller

to Niecy's graduation party.

- Whoa.
- Who?

- Beauregard Mercer.
- Oh, Mercer?

Why, I just saw his mother
not too long ago at the store.

She says he's very successful now,

flying in a private jet.

Is that the tall, skinny guy

- with the thick glasses?
- Mm-hmm.

- Yeah.
- I really liked that guy.

Oh, you just liked him
'cause he's a big old nerd.

You said that boy ain't never
gonna get nobody pregnant.

[LAUGHTER] There you go.

Guy ever use a camera on a phone before?

Well, he's fine. I thought you guys said

- he was a nerd with glasses.
- He was.

Thick glasses, pocket protector,

and everything.

Look like JJ from "Good Times."

One sec. [LAUGHTER]

Well, that caterpillar is
clearly a butterfly now, mm.

Well, I'm just glad she found somebody

in her delicate condition.

- I'm right here, people.
- All right, here we go.

I got it. You guys ready?

One, two, three.



♪ ♪

Oh, my friend is here. Come here, baby.

- Thank you.
- Mm-hmm.

Dad, can you hold on to this one?

All right. All right.

♪ ♪

- Congratulations, graduate.
- Hey, hey, hey.

Thank you. Oh, beautiful flowers.

- How you feeling?
- Nervous.

- You ready for the pitch?
- Hell, nah.

You want to run it with me a few times?

- Come on.
- Come on.

Tell me something, Mr. Beauregard.

A -year-old man and good-
looking too and no children?

Mm, what's wrong with you?

- Mama.
- No, no, it's okay.

It's okay. Let me just say this.

My ex-wife and I, we tried to have kids,

but it didn't work out for us.

I've always wanted kids, though.


And do you think you would love them

if they're not yours biologically?

That was real subtle, Mom.

Well, my mother actually adopted me

- out of the foster care system.
- Oh.

And she couldn't love me more
if she tried,

so because of that,
it doesn't matter to me

how I become a father,

because I know it doesn't
take blood to love a child.

Mm. Well, your mother tells me

that you flew in on a private jet.

Yes, ma'am, but that's
the company's jet.

Paul and I used to travel for fun.

♪ ♪

And with the increase of my clientele,

we break even in the third year,

with a % increase in the fourth year.

So what do you guys think?
And give it to me straight.

Wow, Niecy,

This is a really good business plan.

- I'm impressed.
- Mm-hmm.

- Yes, yes, yes, yes.
- I'm impressed.

Look, I'm just... I'm just
a little concerned

about your level of experience.

Well, I worked at Claudia's
for a whole year.

Shampooing and sweeping.

She helped keep the books,
as well as the inventory too.

And what exactly is
your role in all this?

I helped her create the business plan,

but all the ideas were hers.

Uh, Niecy, look, the, um...

The ink on your degree
isn't even dry yet.

You think you can take on all this?

Mm-hmm. I believe in myself, thank you.

Businesses don't run on self-esteem.

This is a big undertaking.

Okay, I feel a little ganged up on.

We're proud of all
the hard work you've done.

We just don't want you to bite off

more than you can chew. That's all.

Yeah, so you won't even
take a chance on me?

Well, no, we want consistency.

- $ , is a lot of money.
- Very true.

You know, so what if we make you a deal?

You... you get your job back
at Claudia's...

- What?
- Hear me out.

Get your job back at Claudia's,
build up your clientele

for... for, what, two years,

and then we all come back to the table,

and we work something out.

That sounds reasonable, Niecy.

Sounds fair.

Guys, I don't have two years.

I have two kids to worry about.

That's why I've been busting
my ass, doubling up on classes,

trying to finish early,

but my family still
doesn't believe in me,

and I don't even know why I'm surprised,

because you never have.

- Niecy.
- Wait, stop.

W-w-wait, wait, wait. W...

- Oh, okay.

Have a safe flight.


[SIGHS] I honestly thought

that it would be different this time.

I... I worked my ass off.
I am literally exhausted.

I'm tired.

I know, and your work was...

It was impeccable.

I mean, they still don't get it.

They still don't understand.

How am I ever gonna get ahead
if nobody believes in me?



♪ ♪

I believe in you.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


- Mike, we fell asleep.
- What?

We fell asleep. We fell asleep.

Get up. We fell asleep.

Before my grandma sees you.

Niecy, you are a grown woman.

Boy, if you don't come the hell on...

- Get your jacket.
- Are you kidding me?

- We didn't even do anything.
- Get your ass up.

All we did was fall asleep.

♪ ♪

Niecy Patterson,

I don't know who you think
you're fooling.

You and your young man
may as well come on in here

for some breakfast.
I hope you're hungry.

♪ ♪

The main thing parents
should think about or consider

when naming a baby is that
baby will be an adult one day.

You want to pick a name
that will grow with them

into adulthood.

So fruit names are out?

Oh, my God, she looks great. Love it.

Oh, my goodness.

And a little mention of Justin.

- I know, right?
- Can you share with us...

Plus, ratings are up %
since she announced.

She's now the second-most
played TV personality.

- Oh.
- Not revealed what I'm having,

and I'm certainly
not gonna reveal the name

before he or she is... is born.

- Okay.
- Who's the first?

- Girl, Oprah.
- Oh, duh.


Uh, okay.

[SCREAMS] Cut to commercial!

Cut to commercial!


No, no, no, seven months
is not too soon, sweetheart.

Listen to me. It's gonna be fine.

This hospital has the best neonatal unit

in the east coast.

Everything's gonna be okay,

Mary Jane, I promise you.

I'll be right here!

♪ ♪


Oh, God.

Justin, what are you doing here?

Is she okay?

She... sh... she's gonna be fine.

She just... she has pre-eclampsia,

and they have to take
the baby right away.

Wait, she... she's not even
eight months yet.

I know.

Were you watching the show this morning?

It's... it's all over Twitter. I just...


That's bullshit. You don't like Twitter,

and you don't like social media, Justin.

Why can't you just admit
that you still love her?

I just wanted to make sure she was okay.


Don't tell her I came, please.

It's just gonna upset her.

♪ ♪

Ms. Paul? Hi.

I'm here to check
your blood pressure, okay?

How are you feeling?

- I'm numb from the boobs down.

How's the baby?

They have him in an incubator
to help him with his breathing.

Are his lungs okay?

They're fine. They just...

Just need a little help.


Tell me the truth.

You can ...you can tell me the truth.

We're just watching him
overnight to see how he does.

♪ ♪

This wait is k*lling me.

Why I can't I just stay with the baby?

You're still recovering
from the C-section, Pauletta.

- I know.
- I'm gonna go see

- what I can find out.
- Thank you, Dad.

Oh, Pauletta, I want you to see this.

Now, my great-great
grandmother, Letty Hawkins...

She sewed this blanket
with her own two hands,

and it was for her son,
Albert James Hawkins.

Now, he was my grandfather
and your great grandfather.

Now, I've used this blanket
for all you babies,

and now I can pass it on to you.

Now, I know it's old. You don't want it,

but I was just thinking
that maybe you could

just take some pictures
with the baby in it.

Are you kidding? Mom, this is amazing.

Thank you.

- She stitched his name in it.
- Albert James Hawkins.

- Mm-hmm.
- Wow.

Miss Paul, how are you feeling?


Tell them what you told me.

Your baby is officially
out of the woods.

- Oh.
- He's breathing on his own.

Everything is fine.

Oh, my God. Okay, thank you. Thank you.

We'll keep him in the NICU
for a few weeks,

until he's strong enough to go home,

but he's gonna be just fine.



Thank you.



♪ ♪

No, you're not gonna get it.

- You gotta go get it.
- Uh-oh.

- You gotta go get it!
- Come on. Oh.

[LAUGHS] Yeah, you better give it up.

You better give it up.


The sun was in your eye.

Let me see that.

Come on, old-timer.

You got better game than that.
I know you do.

Come on, PJ. As sweet as this is,

don't you think we ought to get started?


Let's get this show on the road.

- Patrick...
- Dad, we asked you here

because we're worried about you.

I thought this was
an intervention for Patrick.

What do I need a intervention for?

I've been sober for
over five years, Dad.

I might have lied just a little bit.

It's actually a intervention for you.

We want you to reconsider the divorce

before it's too late.


Look, I know it was Mom's fault,

but hey, look, I stepped out
on enough women

to know it takes three people to cheat.

Now, have you asked yourself

what part you played in the situation?


Your mother had a big thing for Frank.

She could never, ever turn him down.

But she did. She did turn him down,

and she's here now
trying to win you back.

It's not that simple.

Your mother almost destroyed
our entire family

with what she did,

and she damn near pushed you
back into dr*gs

with that b*mb story about Frank.

Man, forget Frank. He's a non-factor.

You know how many times
I heard from his sorry ass

since I found out
he's my biological father?

Two, Christmas and my birthday,

and Mom probably reminded him both.

Mom reminds us of every family birthday.

She's always looking out for us,

same way she's always
looking out for you.

Look, her whole life,
she's been a mom and a wife.

I just think she was scared

this was gonna be her final act.

Hey, I'm not saying
what she did was right

by no means.

I'm just asking you

to try and understand.

Please, before it's too late.

We don't mean any disrespect.

You're our dad, and we love you.

- Yeah.
- But we don't think

you're gonna like
what your life looks like

without Mom.

♪ ♪

So what you gonna name
this little nugget?

Uh, I was thinking of, uh,
Pierre Patterson.

You know, we're all named
after my dad, Paul.

It's kind of a family tradition.

Why don't you create a new tradition?

- What about Trevor?
- Trevor?

God, that's so white.
I'm not naming my kid Trevor.


Chase is racially ambiguous,

- right?
- Oh, wow.

- Right?
- Chase?

I have never met
a black Chase, like, ever.

- Oh, really, Beauregard?
- Yeah, really.

I'm responsible for that, thank you.

And for the record,
I have met a black Chase.

Oh, where, on the polo fields,

playing lacrosse?

Look, why don't you
name him Raquel? There you go.

I'm not naming my child

after your... high school rap hero.

[INAUDIBLE] a lot of hits.


I know what I'm naming him.

Albert James Patterson.


I think he likes that name.

Albert James. AJ.

Kara, look at how cute Albie is

when he rubs his face
with his little fists.

It's the cutest thing ever.


Okay, what gives? You've been... like,

you've been super weird,
like, for a minute.

What's going on?


I'm, um...

I'm naming you executor of my estate.

The, um, insurance policies
are for my boys.

I mean, I would have asked
my family to do it,

but my mother,
she's just way too emotional,

and my sister, she's, you know...

God bless her, she's not
the most responsible one, so...

And, um, if anything
were to happen to me

and I wasn't gonna be here, you know,

I just want my babies
to be taken care of,

so that's what that is.

What's going on?

Really, what's going on?


I have... I have breast cancer.



O... okay, um...

First things first, done. No problem.


♪ ♪

Tell me everything.

The good news is that
they found it early,

and they found it through,

um, an ultrasound,

and, um, my mammogram showed nothing...


But, um, I've decided that, um,

I'm just gonna just go ahead

and just do a double mastectomy.

Why not just a lumpectomy? Why go...

- No, no, no.
- It's so extreme.

I know. Because of my family history.

I don't want to live every d...

Every day of my life

worried that it might come back

in another breast

or that it might spread or something,

so I've just decided that
that's the best thing to do,

so I'm gonna... I'm gonna have
the double mastectomy.


- What about Orlando?
- Orlando doesn't know,

and I don't want to tell him.
I don't want to tell him

because he's... He's away in Brazil,

and he's... you know, he's, like,
covering the World Cup,

and he's... he's up for this promotion,

and I just... I don't want
to mess him up.

- You got to tell him.
- No!

No, no, no, I don't want
to tell him, Mary Jane.

I don't want to tell him.
I need you to support me, okay?

I didn't bring you in here
and tell you this

so that you can go and... and do
your little thing and stuff.

This is my cancer and my decision!

- Uh, yes.
- And I need your support!

No, I'm... baby, I'm here.
I'm... I'm here. I'm here.

I'm here. I'm here. Just tell me

- what you need me to do.
- I'm so scared.

♪ ♪

A- Dr. Warren, how is she?

She's in her room.

The surgery took about six hours.


all the breast tissue, both sides,

and then we put in the expanders.

They're kind of like balloons
to stretch the skin

and keep it viable
for breast reconstruction.

And how long before
she's able to go home?

In three or four days.

Okay. Thank you, Dr. Warren.

Um, can I go see her?

Yes, room B .

Thank you.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪



Hey, sleepyhead.

How you feeling?

Hey. Oh, God.

Mary Jane, it hurts.

Well, you see this?
See this little button?

You press that, it gives you
a jolt of the good stuff.

You want me to do the honors?

- Mm-hmm.
- Okay.

♪ ♪


How's that? Better?

- Mm.
- Okay.

Well, Dr. Warren said

that everything went according to plan.

- There was no complications.

Baby, what's wrong, huh?

What's wrong? Everything went great.

You're gonna make a full
and complete recovery.

- I just miss Orlando.
- Oh.

I wish he... He was here with me.

Well, you can stop crying,
because he's on his way.

♪ ♪

No, he's not. He's in South America.

In a couple hours, he will be
in a taxi coming from JFK.

You bitch. You told him?

He's worried about you.

Is he really on his way?

He messaged me from the plane.

I'm so glad. Thank you.

Not necessary.

Yes, it is necessary.

I couldn't have gotten
through this without you.

Thank you.

Oh, my God.

I look like shit. I feel like shit.

Girl, do you think that
I would let Orlando

come into this room

and see you looking nuts?

Girl, I got you.
I'm gonna hook you up, okay?

Thank you, honey.

- Now let me go work my magic.
- Okay.

'Cause when Orlando comes in here,

girl, you 'bout to look like J-Lo

at the Grammys, okay?

- Green Versace dress year?
- You know it.

Let me work my magic. Hold on.


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

It's okay.

It's okay. It's okay.

How is she?

She's good, but you're gonna
have to fix your face

and pull it together

before you go in there, all right?

She needs you.

- Okay?
- Okay.

I'm gonna go call John
and the boys, okay?


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

I'm sorry. [CRIES]

I'm so sorry.


Shh, I don't want to talk about that.

Okay? None of it matters.

I'm here, and I'm never gonna
leave you alone again.

♪ ♪


- Ay, mi Amor.
- So happy to see you.

I missed you so much, mi Amor.

I missed you too.

♪ ♪

What is that?

What do you think it is?

Come on. You're just doing that

because I'm sick.

For your information, smarty pants,

I bought this months ago.

I wanted to propose to you in Bora Bora,

but good luck getting you
to take a vacation.

♪ ♪

- So Papi, um...
- What?

Before you go down this road, I, um...

♪ ♪

I don't know how much you know,

or how much Mary Jane told you,

but, um,

I had a bilateral mastectomy.

♪ ♪

I took off both my breasts,

and I don't know what
they're gonna look like,

but I'm not gonna be the same.

They, um... I mean, I'm gonna have,

you know, reconstruction surgery, but...

♪ ♪

They might not be the fun little titties

that you love. [LAUGHS]

Kara, stop it.

You'll never be anything to me

other than the most
beautiful woman in the world.


I love you.

- I love you.
- I love you so much.

I want to make you my wife,

and I am not taking no for an answer.

Do you hear me?


It's so beautiful.



♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Hey, Hopper.

What's going on?

Morning, Ms. Paul.
Did you see who's back,

filling in for Kara?

The most important thing is that we all

just... just kind
of move forward, you know?

At the end of the day, I think...

♪ ♪

I think everything will work itself out,

so let's get back to work.

Look, I'm not here to cause
any friction, 'Kay?

We worked well in the past.

I think we can do so again,

at least until Kara gets back.

And how do I know that
you're not trying to,

you know, scheme your way in
and push Kara out?

I got my eye on the network's
late-night talk show.

Filling in for Kara
is just a means to an end.


Well, I guess it's, uh, welcome back.

Thank you.

Um, listen, I'm really glad
that things worked out for you.

How's the baby?

He's great. Thanks for asking.


- Justin! They chose Justin!
- What?

Are you kidding me?

I can't believe he would even accept

after losing the job to me.

I know.

He claims he's only taking the job

to get in good with the suits
because he's trying

to get the EP job
with the late show, but...

That spot is opening up,

so good for Justin, you know?

Good for Justin? What about me?

What about you? What about you?

Stop. You... stop being a drama queen.

You'll be fine, honey, okay?

He knows what he's doing.

I'll be back before you know it.



Niecy, can we see you for a minute?

♪ ♪

What's this?

Well, we know you don't think
we believe in you,

but we want to show you how much we do.

- Go ahead.


What is going on?


ALL: Surprise.

Oh, my goodness! Oh, my gosh!

You guys.

Oh, my goodness.

This is amazi... I... I can't
believe you guys did all this.

Thought it'd be a good temporary fix,

and it'll help you grow
into your own place later.

I mean, this is amazing,

but what happens
when you two sell the place?

Well, that's the other part of the news.

The house is sold.

To who and when?

- Ey!
- No!


Hey, look, I couldn't stand

to see the house leave the family, so...


You're free to do hair here

for as long as you wish.

Oh, my goodness. Thank you.

I don't even know what else to say.

- Well, don't thank us.
- Thank you so much.

Do not thank us.

It was your father's idea.

- And he did all the work.
- He did?

Yeah, I saw that look
in your eye when we said no.

It reminded me of when I tried
to open my first club.

You got that f*re
in your belly like I had.

- Uh-huh.
- So I'ma do everything

in my power
to make your dream come true.

That means a lot to me, Dad.
Thank you so much.

I love you. I love you all.
This is amazing!


Come on, let me line you up, baldy.

Girl, you ain't getting on my head.

The difficulty that survivors go through

to prove sexual harassment

sounds just as painful and harmful

as the sexual harassment itself.

It is. It's a grueling process,

and oftentimes survivors have
to prove their own innocence,

but really, the Me Too Movement exists

so that we can fill in those gaps

and help people to make it through

until they get what they need.

So the hearings, the court appearances,

police reports...
After all of that is over,

how do survivors heal and move forward?

Well, that's if they make it to court.

A lot of them don't even get that far,

but forgiveness is really the key.

It's really important that as survivors,

we learn to forgive ourselves first,

'cause a lot of us feel complicit

in our own abuse.

- Great show, Mr. Producer.
- Yeah, well, you know,

we've already received
a dozen requests for clips,

and that's, uh... okay, so...

So what is this contraption right here?

Oh, my breast pump.

Yeah, I have to keep one in the office.

I have to stay on schedule

- and... you... listen, you do not...
- Yeah.

Want to see me on air

- with these babies leaking.

Good times.

It looks like parenthood suits you.

You know, honestly, most days I feel

like I'm barely treading water,
and I have a baby nurse.

- Pauletta.
- Beau, what are you...

What are you doing here?
Where's the baby?

Well, Martha got home early
from her dentist appointment.

I figured I'd stop by and
take you to a surprise lunch.

That was really thoughtful of you.

- I thought so.


Hi, Beau.

I'm Justin.

Oh, sorry. S-I'm rude.

- Justin?
- Yeah.

Justin, okay. Justin, I, uh,

heard a lot about you, Justin.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

Mm. Hope it wasn't all bad.

No, it wasn't all bad.

Okay, um, let me finish up here,

grab my stuff, and
I'll meet you in two minutes?

- Meet you in two.
- Perfect.

♪ ♪

Wow. So your, uh...

Your baby nurse looks like

he does a little... Little CrossFit.

Cute. That was cute.

Uh, Beau is a friend that fills in

for my baby nurse, Martha, on occasion.

Got you, okay. Well, hey, you know,

at least you're not doing it all alone.


Beau's a... he's a really,
really good friend.

- Yeah?
- Yeah.

I heard you when you said
it the first time.

Did you hear me?


♪ ♪

Okay, um... [LAUGHS]

♪ ♪

Justin, um, well, uh,

♪ ♪

Thanks for a great show.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

He is knocked out, thank you, Jesus.

I didn't think he would fall asleep.

- What are you doing?
- For work.

It's nice to finally get a break.

My feet are k*lling me. Foot rub?

Of course.


So do I need to be worried?


I don't know, about

n*gg*r with the light eyes.

And why would you need to be
worried about Justin?

I'm asking you.

He's filling in for Kara

while she's out on sick leave.

That's it.

Mm, he's filling in for Kara?

- Yeah.
- Does he know that?

'Cause that's not the vibe I'm getting.

Really? And what vibe are you getting?

Jealousy vibe, like he had something

- and... but now he's lost it.
- Oh, something?

'Cause I'm just a piece of property?

Look, no, stop, stop. You know I didn't

mean it like that.
I didn't mean it like that.

There is no "there" there,
darling, okay?

You've got nothing to worry about

except those arches,

so I'm gonna need you
to just dig in there.


♪ ♪

Yeah, so the contact
for the [INAUDIBLE],

Tina, said they're gonna have to cancel.

- She felt sick.
- Ah, sh**t.

So I can bump somebody up, maybe?

Yeah. Let's make that work.

Beau, my man.

I'm gonna have to put you
on payroll, brother.

Just came to take my girl
to this dinner.

- Mm.
- Oh, and by the way,

uh, thanks for picking up the slack

while Kara's been out.

Pauletta was really worried about that,

and you stepped right in
and saved the day.

Yeah, you're a regular Superman, huh?

I'm more of a placeholder, really,

but I think you know how that feels.

You know, I'm not down

for all this passive-aggressive talk.

You got something to say, say it.

I ain't really thinking about you

enough to have something to say.

You know this is all on you, right?

You left her, and instead
of being mad at yourself,

you want to blame it on somebody else.

You know, for someone who
I've only met once, briefly,

you sure think... think
you know a lot about me.

I need to thank you,

'cause you had been a bit of man

and handled your business,

instead of getting caught up
in your feelings

and running away like a little bitch...



Justin! Beau, stop it!

♪ ♪


God. Beau, a word, please?

♪ ♪

At my job? Are you serious?

If you're trying to in...

Ingratiate yourself,

starting a fight with the interim boss,

certainly not the way to do it.

Well, technically he threw

the first punch, so he started it.

Okay, yeah, and I'm sure
you didn't instigate it.

Whoa, hold up. Are you... are you...

- You taking up for him?
- What?

You... you're taking up for him, okay?

I've bent over backwards
to be here for you,

to prove myself to you,
and... you know what?

This... this... this is...
This is giving me flashbacks.

Yeah, so I guess it was... at
first it was the dude David.

- You remember him?
- Oh, Jesus.

And now it's... it's Justin.

I don't... I don't know
what else to tell you, Beau.

I have told you again and
again, it's over with Justin.

But I can see it in your eyes.

- Really?
- Yeah, really.

I didn't want to see it,
but I can see it in your eyes,

and now you can't even deny it.

- All right, well.
- So you know what?

Look, you're gonna have to figure out

who you want,

and when you do that, you let me know.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Hey, Aaron, have you seen
where Justin went?

Yeah, he hightailed it out of here.

Dude's starting fist fights
in the office.

What the hell was that?

Kara's gonna regret bringing him back.

What do you mean?

Kara was the one that suggested Justin.

In fact, she insisted

he was the only one
that could fill her shoes.

Network backed her up.


You picked Justin, and...

And then you lied to me about it.

All right, Mary Jane,
just hear me out, okay?

I don't think your story
with Justin is over, honey,

but the both of you are so stubborn,

so I thought if I brought
the two of you together...


Did you think about what I might want?

I had a sh*t at something...

real with Beau,

and you thought it was a good idea

to introduce my ex-fiancé in to the mix?

If you could have just seen
Justin's face at the hospital.


And you didn't tell me?

He did not want me to tell you.

He begged me not to tell you, Mary Jane.

He didn't want to upset you,
but I saw it in his eyes, girl.

I saw this man
still loves you very much.


I mean, why else would he
pick a fight with Beau?

♪ ♪

Justin may love me.

Okay, I'll give you that,

but Beau wants me and AJ.

Justin doesn't want that,

and you... you told me

that I'm a mom now,

and I needed to act like one

and think like one and...

I know I said that to you.

If there is anything that I
have learned from this cancer,

is that life is precious...

♪ ♪

And time is fleeting.

Justin is your unicorn, Mary Jane.

Just, please don't settle.

♪ ♪

♪ Never go back ♪

♪ We can never go back ♪

♪ I can feel, I can feel it coming ♪

♪ We can never go back ♪

♪ Burn us down ♪

♪ Like a rushing comet ♪

♪ Bound for the planet ♪

♪ We're dinosaurs ♪

♪ Living in denial ♪

♪ I can feel it coming ♪

♪ We can never go back ♪

♪ ♪

♪ We can never go back ♪

♪ ♪

♪ I can feel I can feel it coming ♪

♪ We can never go back ♪

♪ ♪



♪ ♪

♪ As the ice is melting ♪

♪ Merging with ocean ♪

♪ All our eyes are open ♪

What are you doing here?

I tried to call,

but your phone's not on,

so I got your address
from the crew list.


I just wanted to make
sure you were okay,

and... I wanted to ask you.

♪ ♪

Justin, why did you come back?

♪ ♪

'Cause I, uh...

I love you.

I know you love me.

I know that, but I also know

that you are thoughtful to a fault,

so if your ass was gonna
propose to someone,

you'd have a damn good reason,

so tell me why you wanted to marry me.

♪ ♪

- You cold?
- Yes.

♪ ♪


'Cause you're curious, persistent,

passionate, and driven,

but above all, you're
the most courageous woman

I've ever known,

and even though you don't
mean to do any harm,

you can be frustrating,

stubborn, difficult,


Actually, oftentimes... Selfish as hell.

I thi... I think we're getting
a little off track here.


You should go... you should circle back

to, like, the positive stuff.

I have great credit.
I have dental and vision.

- And then there's that.
- What?

You make me laugh,

not to mention you love "b*at Street"

over "Krush Groove,"

and you love Jodeci over Boyz II Men,

and unlike most people,

you and I can see "Boomerang"

and think that Marcus and Jacqueline

- would make a better match.
- Yes, because Marcus

could never give Angela one good reason

why she should give him another chance.

Oh, yeah.

When she said,

"Did I ask you to quit your job?"

♪ ♪


We love that part.

Yeah. Yeah, we do.

Listen, I left because I was angry,

and I didn't know
where I fit in your plan,

but... but I came back because of
"The Airman's Odyssey,"

that book that you, uh,
keep by your bed?

The one I've had since
I was a little girl.

There's a part that goes,

"Love does not consist
of gazing at each other,

but looking outward together
in the same direction."

- You memorized that?
- Yeah,

because that's what I see with you.

- Us looking outward together?
- Together.

- Yeah, I didn't memorize it.
- In the same direction.

Direction, there, yeah.

- Yeah.
- Yeah.

♪ Nobody can love me better ♪

♪ Better than you better than you ♪

♪ Like the stars above
we burn together ♪

♪ When I'm with you ♪

♪ When I'm with you ♪

♪ I feel like I'm in too deep ♪

♪ I can't feel the ground
beneath my feet ♪

♪ So carry me across the water ♪

♪ And over the moon, hey ♪

♪ You know I hate sleeping alone, baby ♪

♪ Don't make me ♪

♪ When you're not here
this bed seems so cold ♪

♪ You know that your love ♪

♪ Kept me warm through the weather ♪

♪ Ooh ♪

♪ Ooh ♪
♪ Nobody can ♪

♪ ♪

- Thank you.
- You're welcome.

This farmhouse is amazing.

How long have you had it?

A little over a year, yeah,

but with the contractor being
here and me being in the city,

there's... I definitely bit off
more than I could chew.

I was hoping to have
all of these renovations done

before I brought you here to see it.


Oh. Yes, Martha?

Oh, is everything okay?

No, I'm... I'm on my way.
No problem. Okay.

What's wrong?

Martha's dad was in an accident,

and, uh, she has to go check on him.

I... um, I need to get
a car service up here.

No, that... you know what?
That'll take too long.

- I'll drive you.
- Are you sure?

- Yeah, I'll drive you.
- Thank you.

It's fine.


♪ ♪

How is he?

Oh, he's been crying
for about two hours.

Oh, baby. Hi.

- Oh.
- Oh.

Yeah, it's the colic. It's that colic.

Hi, baby. Oh, yeah.

I hate to leave you like this
when he's so fussy.

No, it's okay. The colic is like

a nightmare,
every night, like clockwork.

Hi. Hi.


I don't want to leave you, but...

No, your dad needs you. Go.

Go, Martha. It's okay.

- You're sure?
- I'm positive.

I'm his mom.

If I can't handle the small stuff,

what am I gonna do
with teenage drinking?

Why don't you try the shower trick?

Oh, yes, thank you.

Go, go, go. I've held you long enough.

Oh. Oh, baby.

Well... [LAUGHS]

I think it's maybe time
that I introduce you guys.

- Oh...

Albie, baby, this is Justin.

Justin, this is Albert James Patterson.

Is he gonna be okay?

Oh, yeah, it's ju... It's just colic.

You know, the shower trick,
it's a... it works pretty well.

Something about the... the steam
and the sound of the water,

it soothes you, doesn't it?

It soothes you, little Albie.


I'm gonna go do that right now.

- Can I help?
- Yeah, yeah.

Can you go turn on the water?

Yeah, yeah, I got you.

He, uh... he asleep yet?

I think so.

The steamy shower trick always works.


He's beautiful.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪

Thank you for driving me back
and staying and helping us.

♪ ♪

You're welcome. Anytime.

Really? Great.

I've got one more... One more request.

- sh**t.
- I need to make his bottle.

I will be back in, like, seconds.

Can you watch him?

- Yeah, uh... I d... I can try.
- You sure?

- Promise I can try.
- No take-backs.

No, okay.

♪ ♪

All right. It's just you and me, buddy.

♪ ♪


♪ When a man's an empty kettle,
he should be on his mettle ♪

♪ And yet I'm torn apart ♪

♪ Just because I'm presumin' ♪

♪ That I could be kind of human
if I only had a heart ♪

♪ I'd be tender I'd be gentle ♪

♪ And awful sentimental ♪

♪ Regarding love and art ♪

♪ I'd be friends with the sparrows ♪

♪ And the boy who sh**t the arrows ♪

[KNOCKING] ♪ If I only had a heart ♪

♪ I'd be tender I'd be gentle ♪

♪ And awful sentimental ♪

♪ Regarding love and art ♪


- Hey, Beau.
- Hey, look, listen,

Pauletta, I am sorry.

I just... I let my insecurities
get the best of me.

I pressured you into making
a choice that you already made.

You know, you've never given me
any reason to doubt you,

and for that I apologize.

Oh, you really shouldn't have.

No, no, I should have 'cause, you know,

tonight was supposed
to end so much differently.

- It should have.
- Yeah.

It was supposed to end with me
telling you

how much I love you,

me telling you how excited I am

to have a future with you and AJ.

- Oh, Beau.
- And end with me getting down

on one knee

to say I love you, Pauletta Patterson.

I am convinced that it was fate
that led me here

to New York to reunite with you.

This is our second chance, and
I'm not letting you get away.

♪ ♪


♪ ♪


♪ ♪

♪ Over time ♪

♪ I've been building my castle of love ♪

I guess what I feel most
in this moment is relief.

I mean, relief in having

finally come to the realization

that all the online checklists
and all the how-to books,

all the poems and the Post-Its

and the positive affirmations

are just... chatter.

Pauletta, baby, it's time.


♪ For you now to say ♪

♪ That I've got to throw ♪

♪ My castle away ♪

♪ Over dreams ♪

♪ I have picked out ♪

♪ A perfect come true ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Though you never knew ♪

♪ It was of you ♪

♪ I've been dreaming ♪

♪ The sandman has come ♪

♪ From too far away ♪

♪ For you to say
"Come back some other day" ♪

♪ And though you don't believe
that they do ♪

♪ They do come true ♪

♪ For did my dreams ♪

♪ Come true when I looked at you ♪

♪ And maybe too if you would believe ♪

♪ You too might be overjoyed ♪


♪ Over love over me ♪

Ladies and gentlemen,
please welcome Mr. and Mrs.

Justin and Pauletta Mary Jane Talbot.

♪ If I could I'd give you the world ♪

♪ Wrap it all around you ♪

♪ Won't be satisfied ♪

♪ With just a piece of his heart ♪

♪ My angel ♪

♪ Oh angel ♪

♪ ♪

♪ You're my angel ♪

And now Justin and Pauletta
would like everyone

to come to the dance floor.

♪ Each day a day to remember ♪

- Might I have this dance?
- ♪ Feels so safe ♪

- I was hoping you would ask.
- ♪ I feel secure with you ♪

I love it. [LAUGHS]

♪ Really, you fill me up ♪

♪ ♪

♪ Keep right on giving, fill me up ♪

Look into my pocket.


A cruise to the Bahamas?


Would you run away with me,
Mrs. Patterson?

To the end of the earth.

♪ This will be an everlasting love ♪

♪ This will be the one I've waited for ♪

♪ This will be the first time
anyone has loved me, oh ♪

♪ I'm so glad you found me in time ♪

I realized the only affirmation you need

is "Let go and let love"

because the second you get out
of your own way

and stop orchestrating, it just happens.

The moment you stop saying "me"

and, without thinking, saying "us"...

That's the moment

you're finally able to allow
the love you want in.


♪ ♪

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