03x18 - When the Levee Breaks

Episode transcripts for the TV show "Star". Aired: December 2016 to May 2019.
Set in Atlanta, "Star" revolves around three talented young singers who navigate the music business on their road to success.
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03x18 - When the Levee Breaks

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Previously on Star

- Derek, will you marry me?

- (g*n)

- I want to hear it.

- Yes.



-MIKE: Hello, my love.

You must miss me.

Them green beans about to give you the ride of your life.

NOAH: Try to give my child away, have some random stranger adopt him?

- I'm the father.

- I want my baby.

But I'm giving him away because I'm putting him first.

My name is Randall.

I want you to work for me and my company.

The offer's on the table, if you want it.

SIMONE: To the man who hides behind b*mb, come out of hiding and face me, bitch.

So you bait him on live video?

- I'm not doing this with you.

- She's trying to take Davis away.

DIANNE: Well, we ain't gonna let that happen.

You don't know who you're messing with.

- ALEXANDRA: This is Olivia.

- Hi.

The luckiest man on the planet.

- Rashad may not be mine, but

- Wait a minute.

What you mean, he ain't yours? DUKE: Rashad is your father's child.

I'm your mother.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.

Thou rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou prepareth a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

If you're gonna sh**t, bitch, do it! I bring me Get mine, 'bout mine, go hard Looking for another like me Boy, stop I bring me Whose love is the tightest? Whose kiss is the nicest? Me Whose touch is the rightest? Me I bring me I bring, I bring me.

CARLOTTA: When I was a kid, I believed in fairy tales of what my life could be.

And I prayed hard that one day my dreams would come true and fill the deepest, darkest pit in my soul.

And once that happened, every ounce of darkness would be light.

And I would be happy.


So I held on to that small ounce of faith, that one day all my dreams would come true.

But faith and fame have a funny way of testing us.


-Wagen, G

-Wagen, G

-Wagen G

-Wagen, all the housewives Hey, Rashad.

I know I laid a lot on you the other night, but you need to call me back.

All right? I'm worried.

Back when I was feelin' more forgivin' I know it you off to see me winnin' See the igloo in my mouth when I be grinnin' (INDISTINCT CHATTER) Oh, wow.

You all look so beautiful.

I cannot believe we're here right now.


- I know, me, too.

- I can.

Well, look, I'm glad to hear that because this is the night you've been waiting for.

Gravity might be down, but Take 3 can still take home an ASA and win that residency.

So go get 'em.

- Come on, it's showtime.

- Let's do it.

(CHUCKLES) 750 Lambo in the Utah snow Trunk in the front like Dumbo, yeah Cut the roof off like a nip

-tuck Pull up to the house with some big butts Turn the kitchen counter You all right, Ma? I know this is a lot.

(DIANNE CHUCKLES) DIANNE: All the lights flashing and people screaming your name.

I don't know how you do it.

I haven't always done it right.

This year it almost broke me.



You fought off a lot of demons to be here.

And don't let that bitch throw you off your game by taking away your son.

If she tries to prove you unfit in court, they're gonna have to come through me and your daddy.

We're gonna fight her to the death for Davis.

ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.

The 57th American Sound Awards will go live in five, four, three, two Let's give it up for Lil Dini!

- Ask a regular question

- (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) What it do Tell me what it do 'Cause I been tryin' to rock wit' you


-ooh So, baby, tell me what it do Rashad's fool ass is up there with Dini.

So her crew consists of two Everything is flicky from her head down to her shoes Heard she off the market, but we bendin' all the rules We can get it poppin', shorty, tell me what it do Is it true you single and you lookin' for a boo


-oo? Is it true I'm swimmin' and I'm in a heated poo


-ool? Yeah, that booty big, but can we kick it, is you cool? I can tell you 'bout yo' future I'm that n*gro you should choo


-oose, yeah RASHAD: And she a li'l thick somethin' And she ain't got no drawers on Like did she forget somethin'? Yo, I'm tryin' to kiss somethin' Run off and do a li'l quick somethin' I got yo' chick runnin', take her to the house

- Like I picked somethin'

- What it do

- Yeah, yeah



- Tell me what it do He done lost his damn mind.

'Cause I been tryin' to rock wit' you Done lost his religion, too.

What the hell, C? I thought you said your cousin was some church boy.

- He is.

- Well, he sure ain't acting like one.

- Tell me what it do

- Ooh


-ooh 'Cause I been tryin' to rock wit' you



- So, baby, tell me what it do

- What it do

- Ow, ooh



- What it do What it do Tell me what it do.

LIL DINI: Didn't know you could come out your shell.

That's how you perform, fam.

(CHUCKLING): What? k*lled that.

Rashad, what the hell was that?

- We k*lled that, bruh.

- Tequila.

(LAUGHS) You high as a damn kite, too.

That's how you're supposed to look.

You're supposed to be high.

We look good! (LAUGHS) Look, we giving these womens what they want.

Don't make me smack your ass, Dini.

- Nonviolent.

- This is between me and Rashad.

Rashad is grown.

Okay, you're treating him like a little boy.

What, you his mama or something?


- You damn right.

I am his mother.

Oh, you for real, too.

Yeah, so why don't you find your way up out of here? LIL DINI: This is authentic ratchet.

Deep black ratchet.

I love the muskrat.

- Don't touch me.

- Damn.

Look, Rashad.

I'm sorry, but you can't keep avoiding me.

And getting high with this damn fool is not gonna help, either.

This is not you.

You're a good man.

You're a church man.

My real daddy r*ped my mama.

So maybe that was me in there.

What's the problem? Do I remind you of your daddy? (RASHAD YELLS) Got it.

- I'm sorry, Rashad.

- Yeah, whatever.

I'm sor Y'all should go take y'all seat.

Yeah, y'all go.

ANNOUNCER: The next category is Best Pop Album.

That's your son, C? ANNOUNCER: And here to announce the winner of Best Pop Album, welcome to the stage Lil Dini! LIL DINI: The nominees for the Best Pop Album are: Mass Effect, Amber Drake, Seena Melody, Kellan Dana, and my favorite the tastiest, Take 3.


- LIL DINI: Drumroll.

- (DRUMROLL) And the winner is I didn't have to look.

Take 3! I knew it was gonna be them.

- Get y'all stupid ass up.

Y'all won!

- Take 3.

- We did it.

- I bring me Whose love is the tightest? Whose kiss is the nicest? LIL DINI: Don't just clap a little bit.

'Cause they also deserve it! That bitch, that's me Game bitch, that's me.

God um I think that the three of us always knew we'd be standing up here together.

Through all the fights, we kept pushing.

And I want to thank Carlotta Brown.

Miss Carlotta, this is for you.

And Mama.

Mixed Harmony never made it up here.

But we're standing here for y'all.

Thank you.

(APPLAUSE AND CHEERING) Hold on, hold on, hold on, sorry, hold on.

I'm sorry.

Hold on.

So the real winner is not they ass at all, it's Amber Drake.



-a always be there for you bitches.

(LAUGHS) Give it up for Amber.

AMBER: Thank you.

This is so surreal.

Um, I'd like to thank my fans and my manager Thank you, guys I can't believe I walked off that stage without that award.

I should've just stood there and kept it.


Look, I know y'all think it's over, but I just think we need to take a b*at and regroup.

You know what I mean? Just don't worry.

I'll figure out something.

Oh, Miss C, you ain't got to figure nothing out right now.

We know this ain't about Lil Dini.

We know this is about your son.


ALEXANDRA: You are always taking care of everybody, Miss C.

Okay, let us take care of you.

My father used to come into my room at night.

I had Rashad when I was 15.

My father took him away from me.

I didn't have a choice.

That baby has lived his whole life without knowing who his mother is.

You're about to do the same thing to Davis with this court hearing.

It's not the same, Carlotta.

Yeah, well, hurt is hurt.

You can't tell a child what to think or feel once they find out the truth.

Just be clear about your decision.

'Cause once it's made, you can't take it back.

Unlike that ASA award.

(MISS BRUCE CHUCKLES) Bruce, you never know the time or the place.

I'm sorry, but, look, y'all got a nomination.

- That's just like winning to me.

- Is it?

- Yeah.

- There is a way that we might be able to save this thing, though.

And save this residency.

Lawson offered me a job.

So maybe I can still fix this for y'all.

Okay, so, until then, what are we gonna do? We're gonna celebrate.

We got Alex's wedding.

We got to get this bougie

-ass girl ready (CHUCKLING): for Derek's country

-ass cousins.

Oh, that's true.

I got the perfect way to do that, ooh.

(CHUCKLES) Here we go.

MISS BRUCE: What you do ? STAR: Oh, let's go, let's go, let's go!

- Oh, my God.

- Hey! Whoo! Let's get it.

This don't require too much knee work.

- Okay, all right, all right.

- Come on, let's go.

Ready? Five, six Oh, she started without us.

- Yeah, see.

- (OVERLAPPING CHATTER) Down, down, do your dance, do your dance

- Yeah, yeah

- Down, down Do your dance, do your dance They say I'm a rapper and I say no They say what ("CANDY" BY CAMEO PLAYING) We about to have a real black wedding.


- Hey, hey.

- Hey.


- Oh.

- Hey.

(LAUGHS) Oh! (LAUGHING) Just like candy I can see you really got this line dancing down.

Yeah, well, I don't want your ghetto

-ass cousins talking about me.


- (DOORBELL RINGS) That's my dress.

Okay, stay here.

And don't even think about looking at it.

- Of course I'm

-a look at it.

- No, you can't see it.

You can't see this.

We can't even see each other, and I'm staying at Carlotta's house

- after my bachelorette party tonight.

- Yeah, all right.

I just don't want to jinx it.

And I think the world owes us that with everything that's happened this past year.


Look who's back.

Hey, you thought I was gonna miss seeing you all get right with God after all the sex you had in my house? (LAUGHING) Alex, you have come through that plane crash, and, Derek, you risked your life standing up to them corner boys trying to help the cops find that pig who r*ped me.

I wouldn't miss this for a winning lotto ticket, even though Beau wants me to (LAUGHING): run off

- and elope with him.

- You and Beau?

- Yeah.

- Welcome back, Grandma.

- Welcome back.

- Boy, I missed you all.

- Yes.

- I love you so much it hurts.

All right, girl, I just fed him, so if he cries, there's some breast milk in there and some formula in here.

He'll take either now.

Star, I'm just gonna be real with you.

You's a dirty bitch for what you're about to do to Noah in court.

Maybe I am.

Thanks for watching him.

I'm gonna be back from court in, like, two hours.

Call me if you need anything.

Wait, so that's it? So you're about to go do this?

- Yeah.

I have to.

- No, you don't.

Listen, I get it.

I know how it feels to be a first

-time parent.

I know how it feels to be scared, but sometimes we just have to Do crazy things to protect our babies, right? Things that other people don't understand.

Noah's not fit to raise Davis.

CARLOTTA: You ready? You really gonna come with me? Simone won't even look at me, she's so mad.

I told you I support you, Star, and that baby.

I already said my piece.

(DAVIS COOING) It's a family out there.

- It's a normal family out there, Carlotta.

- COTTON: Star.

A family who has a father that's not a drug addict and a mother that's not me.

If they can give him a perfect life, then it's my job to let him have it.


(STRUMMING GUITAR) I can't believe Star's ass is trying to give Davis up.

Are we ever gonna talk about what happened? We keep talking in circles.

I'm scared for you, okay? I'm scared for us.

What if he k*lled you, Simone? I know what I did was dangerous, but, baby, I know what it's like to be on a margin with no one fighting for you.

So what does that mean for us? I don't know.

(KNOCKING ON DOOR) Good Morning Atlanta is set up in the plaza.

With everything going on, that could be the one good thing that happened this year.

They're waiting for you.

I have to go.

This is not the life that I pictured when I brought Davis into the world.

I currently don't have a career or a way to provide for him.

I don't know anything about being a parent.

I'm not equipped or capable of taking care of Davis.

That's the truth.

And what about the father? I don't think that Noah is able to take care of him either.

Right now, he's struggling to keep himself sober.

Your Honor, I'm I'm sober now.

For how long? I'm requesting that his rights be terminated.

I know that I I still have a lot, a lot of stuff to work through, but I want my son.

I love my son.

Well, love is not going to protect Davis when you're strung out on my kitchen floor and he's screaming his lungs out.

I have video evidence of this incident that I'd like to show you.

And you.

Loving Davis is doing what's best for him.

I have security cameras in my home.

This is a video of the last time that Noah was alone with Davis.

(WHISPERING): Don't do this, baby girl.



- I'm so sick of love

- (CRYING) Hold on.

(LAUGHS) Love I'm sorry.

That's enough.

Cut the damn video off! No.

Let it play.

Okay, um It's really hard to watch.

Your Honor, I've completed my 12 steps.

I go to my AA meetings every week.

Every day's a struggle for me.

But when I think of our son, when I think of his smile, I keep fighting.

Your Honor, please give me a chance.

JUDGE: Your son was in danger.

But not for intervention by another person, this could be a very different hearing today.


Davis, you've made a strong case, and it is my job to do what is in Davis's best interest.

It is my ruling that the paternal rights of Noah Brooks be terminated.

Let the record reflect the court's decision.

This hearing is adjourned.

Son You expect me to believe that after all these years of Carlotta pretending to be my cousin, she didn't know? She carried me, Cassie.

And what Uncle Calvin did (SIGHS) Listen, I know, nephew.

I got the same dirty

-ass blood running through my veins.

I don't know if I can still I don't know if I can talk to her.

Damn, I don't even know what to call her anymore.

You don't have to call her anything, but Carlotta is your mother.

She didn't have a choice in how you got here, but she's choosing you now.

Hey, slow down.

- I love you.

- I love you, too.

Did you think I wouldn't find out? Where the hell is my husband? Bitch, you ain't stupid.

I know Xander's alive.

Yo, Xander is d*ad, and you gonna be, too, if you don't get that p*stol up out my face.

- Bitch, this ain't Buckhead.

- I thought he was d*ad when they found his blood all over the warehouse, but they never found a body.

You're either a good

-ass actress or you're a lying

-ass bitch.

Whatever the case is, I got my eyes on you.

- I hope Alex enjoy this.

- It's gonna be fun.

It's gonna be fun.

After what happened in court, we all need some light.

- What the hell you get this for?

- Whatever.

You know, I loves my Bobby,

- but I keeps me something to play with

- RANDALL: Excuse me.


- Hello.



Would you give me a few minutes? I'll give you a few minutes, honey.

You ready?

- How you doing?

- Good.

How are you?

- I'm all right.

- So I got your message.

Came straight over.

I decided to make a stop along the way,

- just in case.

- Thank you.

But this isn't a personal call.

Yeah, I've been thinking about the offer for a few days now.

My girls and I are a package deal.

Now, I know they didn't win the ASA, but we both know my girls should have that residency.

They got more hits, more experience, and more talent.

And if you take 'em, I'll take the offer.

You'll have me.

(SIGHS) I'm sorry, Carlotta.

Unfortunately, your girls didn't qualify.

But I do still want to spend time with you, Carlotta.

That's not gonna be on the table today either.

As you can see, I got a party to go to.

I do hope you change your mind.

I'll be seeing you.

It's a jam, oh, yeah When I pull up, I'm full up, yeah, yeah Dashboard, uh, 120 racks What you ask for, girl, you should ask more Ask more, baby There's plenty more where that came from Oh, yeah, we should fast

-forward So you're not gonna talk to me tonight or what? It's not about talking to you tonight.

It's about Alex!


- Hello!

- There she is!

- ALEXANDRA: Here I am.

What are you doing here, orange pants?

- Why wouldn't I be here? We're family.

- Hmm.

SIMONE: You're talking about family after what happened in court? But if your t*nk ass don't want me here, I guess I'll just go.

- Wanted this present for myself anyway.

- Whoa.

We don't have to do all that, okay? You can't turn down a turn


- Got to stay with us.

- You're drunk


- Match.

- Yeah, okay.

SIMONE: We're not gonna fight about Davis tonight.

We're gonna wait till Miss Ruby comes by and brings us some weed.

Good luck with that, okay, because she is getting knocked off

- by Beau right now.

- Mm


Ew, but I kind of want to be her when I grow up.

Y'all gonna get up on that stage or what? Let's get this show on the road.

Come on.

Why is it play ? Y'all did this?

- CARLOTTA: What's up?


You already knew I was gonna say yes.

MISS BRUCE: Get your ass up there on that stage.

Come on, now.


- Here comes the bride Bad and she fine Drip down the aisle It's a vibe, it's a vibe Baby.


(LAUGHS): This bachelor party? Ooh.

I'm talking about bottles popping left, popping right.

It was I I've never even gotten that drunk before.

It's like that? It's like that.

(LAUGHS) You been watching way too many movies.




Mm Ain't no yes, ma'am, but she made him say yeah She don't need no ring, she's so sick of diamonds Every good girl got a crazy best friend Yeah, welcome to my world, I'm the crazy best friend ALEXANDRA: Game, they say I'm married to the game But I'm

-a keep you on the side I'm messed up right now (MOANS) This and that, this and that The money and the man, I want this and that The party and the plan, I want this and that I don't got to choose, I'll take this and that This and that, this and that Bands and the band, I want this and that The world in my hand, I want this and that I don't got to choose, I'll take this and that Making love and hip

-hop, but we don't do it for show Good team, big things, man, you know how it go Got the man of your dreams out here doing the most Got the man of my dreams, backseat of the Ghost Game Mmm.

(CHUCKLES) You are crazy.

See you at the wedding.

(GRUNTS) This and that, this and that The money and the man, I want this and that The party and the plan, I want this and that I don't got to choose, I'll take this and that This and that, this and that Bands and the band, I want this and that The world in my hand, I want this and that I don't got to choose, I'll take this and that.


- Where you headed to?

- Damn.

I thought you'd be at the wedding by now.

I was trying to avoid a long

-ass good

-bye, but, um,

- I'm leaving town for a bit.

- What's going on, Cas? Look, Lottie, I can't spend the rest of my life looking over my shoulder, wondering if I'm gonna see Xander.

- I thought you said he k*lled himself.

- He tricked me, which means he's watching, trust me.

Look, I can't put this family at risk.

So I got to leave.

You can't run from your problems with this.

You taught me to face them head


Listen, whatever it is going on with them, I'm with you.

When Jahil died, I broke.

I blamed you, myself, and everyone around me, and I didn't want to ask for help.


-a figure this out.

But I can't do a damn thing until I get right with Rashad.

Let me invite him to the wedding.

- He ain't gonna come.

- He will if it's for his career.

I mean, Alex is music royalty.

Anybody that we need to know in the music industry is gonna be there.

But what do I have to say to him that hasn't already been said? Tell him that you love him.

I mean, that's all I ever really wanted.

Three big

-ass words.


-a get him there, okay? I love you, Cas.

(LAUGHS): Your crazy ass.


- STAR: Come in.

Oh, I thought you was the babysitter.

What are you doing here? Can we talk? If you're here to defend Noah or something, like everybody else, you can just leave.

I'm not here to defend Noah.

I came here to talk about Amber.

I don't care about her, either.

You're happy, congratulations, that's wonderful.

Will you turn around and talk to me, please?

- Don't yank me, ever.

- Relax.

I came here to give you some good news.

So I was with Amber and her manager last night.

- Mm


- They were drunk, arguing about something, and I overheard Amber saying she fixed the ASAs.

She went to one of the judges and made some deal about splitting the royalties.

- So ?

- It means you won.

Take 3 won the ASA.

- You got it back from her?

- I went down myself, because you can't seem to go anywhere without acting all ratchet.


This don't make us cool.

You said you hoped my son don't turn out like me.

Yeah, you hurt me, okay, and I needed some time to deal with it.

We were supposed to get married.

And he was supposed to be my son.

I sat by you for weeks in the hospital, and I saw you fighting to come back, and it wasn't for your career.

It was for him.

There's no one more fit to take care of Davis than you.

So, if that means me sticking around to help out until you feel comfortable, or you feel safe with Noah, then I'm gonna stay here.

I'm not going anywhere any time soon, Star.


Hi, Davis, boy.

Where is your babysitter, huh? Mama's gonna be late for Auntie Alex's wedding, and Auntie Alex is gonna k*ll Mama.


- Alex is really gonna k*ll me.

I could stick around.

Just until she shows up.

If that's cool with you.

Yeah, that's fine.

I mean, you watched him a bunch with Simone.

- Really?

- I guess you can handle him for five minutes.

She'll be up in a second.

There's some milk in the freezer if you need it.

I got this.


Boo CARLOTTA: Ah (EXHALES) Wow, you actually look like a queen.

Well, you have come a long way from the girl who showed up on my doorstep three years ago.

(LAUGHS) Just lying.

(BOTH LAUGH) You were all closed off and so hurt.

But you opened up yourself to this life, to Derek, to me.

You raised me more in three years than my parents had my whole life.

Thanks for walking me down the aisle, Miss C.

Oh, please, it's my honor.


- Ooh!

- It's happening.

ALEXANDRA (LAUGHS): I know! Don't step on the veil.

Watch the veil.

Wow, you look amazing.

- ALEXANDRA: Thank you.

- Oh, my God, I'm so sorry we're late.

We had to pick up something old and something new.

- Right.

- I brought something old.

The week me and Angel got to the D.


, he got me this bracelet.

So, uh might not match your dress as much as I wanted it to It's perfect.

- Really? Okay.

- And something new.

- What the hell?

- I didn't steal it.

I know you think I stole it, but I didn't.

- I'm

-a need you to explain.

- (LAUGHTER) STAR: So, Amber Drake cut a deal with one of the ASA judges and stole this from us.

Take 3 won Best Pop Album at the ASAs, fair and square.

- That is yours.

- (LAUGHS): We won? We won.

Just like we said we would when we got off that exit in the "A" for the very first time.

We did it.

I told you we'd get you a dope

-ass wedding present.

Let's get you married.

(EXHALES) Let's do it.

- You're getting married!

- (SQUEALING) You're gonna get married! (LAUGHTER)

- Oh, my gosh.

- Did you really have to shorten your dress?

- Yeah, I had to.

- Did you? You have a man.

I'm trying to find one at the wedding.

At this reception.

(QUIETLY): I'm trying to twerk something.



- So? How do I look? Wait, wait, wait.

- How I look?

- Mmm



(LAUGHS) You know, uh, when your father died, I was worried about being able to raise a strong black man like he could.

15 years later, you have made me the most proud parent in the world.

I love you.

I love you, I love you.

(RAGGED EXHALE) You know you're my best friend, right? You've been my best friend since day one.

- Are we ready to do this or what?

- Oh, I ain't riding with you, having me sitting up in that church for hours.

- Why?

- I told Beau to bring his ass on.

(LAUGHS) Of course you did.

(BOTH CHUCKLE) Well, I'll see you there, beautiful.

I love you.

Love you more.



- What'd you forget now? We've been waiting on you to get back to the "A.

" Get y'all asses out of here.

Nah, we can't do that.

Just like we can't let Mike

-Mike die in vain.

That bastard r*ped me! He deserved to die.

You thought your snitching ass would get away?

- What are you talking about?

- We know your grandson

- was working with the cops.

- If you touch him, I swear to God, I'll Calm down, Grandma.

It'll be over soon.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me.

Thou rod and thy staff, they comfort me.

Thou prepare the table before me in the presence of my enemies.

If you're gonna sh**t, bitch, do it! Bankhead all day.

I'm ready for w*r, yeah I'm ready for w*r Uh You won't bring me down

- I'm still around

- (MUSIC STOPS) I thought you were going to the wedding with Bruce.

I thought you was going, too.

Just like I thought you were gonna be at the hearing with me the other day.

They took my rights away, you know that? I needed you there, Pop.

I was trying to get there, son, just like I was trying to get to the ASAs.

Look, y you've had my back.

And you showed me what it looks like to fight for your son,

- but I needed you to be standing up with

- I'm sick, Noah.


- Lymphoma.

- (EXHALES) That's one of the reasons I've been trying so hard to get you to stand on your own two feet.

- I was at the doctor the other day, and

- Wait, wait, wait.

Why didn't you tell me? 'Cause I needed you to be healthy and whole.

- And now you are.

- How bad is it? We hey, we both fighters, son.

If somebody knock us down, hey we what?

- Say it.

- We get up.

We get up.

Look, God gave me a second chance with you, and I ain't got nothing to be sad about.

But I'm

-a need you to fight.

Pop, you took me back off the ledge.

You pulled me out of an addiction.

You gave me a shoulder to lean on.

Now, it's time you lean on mine.

All right, look, you can't give up.

- You can't.

- Yes.

- All right? We gonna win this.

- Mm


And I'm

-a win Davis.

So, then go, boy.


You got to go.


That's a good man.

I, ooh

- How you doing?

- I choose you, baby Thank you.

Oh No, don't.

I choose you, baby And I'll tell you why.

Would everybody please stand? ("BEST PART" BY DANIEL CAESAR FEATURING H.



PLAYING) (GUESTS OOHING) Oh, mm Hey You don't know, babe When you hold me And kiss me slowly It's the sweetest thing

- And it don't change

- I love you, Miss C.

I love you, too, girl.

Who gives this woman to be married to this man? I do.

You're the coffee that I need in the morning You're my sunshine in the rain when it's pouring Won't you give yourself to me Give it all, oh DEREK (WHISPERS): There we go.

You may be seated.

I just want to see We're here today to celebrate the union of Mr.

Derek Jones and Alexandra Crane.

- I never got your name.

- It's Alexandra.

DEREK: Standing right in front of you, today marrying you, the woman of my dreams, is the moment I've waited for my whole life.

Living next door to Miss Carlotta.

Through all of our ups and downs, you have remained my strength, my best friend, my family and my everything.

I came to Atlanta to make music.

A boy was not in the picture.

Oh I'll support you, stand by your side, and will love you unconditionally.

BOTH: I commit to you.

MINISTER: I now pronounce you man and wife.

(CHEERING, APPLAUSE) Now may I present to you, Mr.

and Mrs.


- and Alexandra Jones.

- Yeah!

- I love you.

- I love you.


So, I heard the girls won.

(LAUGHS) It's absolutely true.

It's all over the Internet.

The ASAs gave the award back to the girls.

So, they are set.

And maybe Gravity Media.

You know, Randall Lawson offered me a job.

I turned him down, but I did suggest

- he invest in the company.

- (LAUGHS) You're good.

You're very good.

You know, I showed up here thinking I knew everything about everything.

But I've learned a lot from you, Carlotta.

If you pull off this deal with Lawson, then Gravity Media is yours.

In a leopard print? Ah (GLASS CLINKING) SIMONE: Hello, everybody.

So, y'all know I'm not really good at this stuff, but, um, for Alex, I'll give it a try.

Alex, when I first met you, I hated your ass


- so much.

I thought you were some girl that was gonna get in between me and my sister.

But I realized I didn't just like you, I loved you, and you're the bougie sister that I never had.

Derek, I also hated your ass because, let's be real, I was jealous of your man bun.

(LAUGHTER) You guys are perfect together.

So, let's have a toast, um, for Alex and Derek.


- WOMAN: Yes, Alex and Derek.

For showing me what real love is.

Marriage can be hard, but you just keep showing up every day.

Like my husband's taught me.

Love is going that extra mile when you don't even want to move an inch.

To Mr.

and Mrs.



- Cheers.


Let's ride out, baby, to the hideout We can press play NOAH: Hey.

We need to talk.

Just keep moving and grooving And by the way This is way more than a sex thing 'Cause you're, you're so special

- STAR: Noah?

- Look.

Nobody can give Davis what we can.

We made a beautiful boy.

And I'm his father no matter what a court says, or you.

And I know, without a doubt in my body, you are meant to be his mother.

So let's prove you're wrong, let's b*at the odds.

I just want to take this time to congratulate

- the happy couple.

- Alex, what is Olivia doing here?

- Yo! No, no, no.

What are you doing right now?

- I really do wish the best

- for both of you.

- What's going on? OLIVIA: How can you talk to me like this? Especially after what we did last night.


(GUESTS GASPING) MISS BRUCE: Now, see, I told y'all this was gonna be a ratchet

-ass wedding.

Give me some damn music, please.

CASSIE: No, Rashad, come on, just hear your mother out.

- Please.

- Hear what? That we're a freak show? How am I supposed to get past that? Look, I damn near broke my sister when I took J Jahil from her.

- Cas, don't

- No, I have to.

He needs the real truth.

Do you think I deserve forgiveness? Hell no, but she gave it to me.

Because that's who she is, Rashad.

And that's who you about to turn your back on.

I can't force you to make time for me in your life.

None of this is your fault.

But you are loved.

Now, if you want to make some time for me in your life as your Cousin Carlotta or as your mama I'm here for it, son.

MAN: Bankhead all day! Mm g*n! Oh, oh Ooh (GUESTS SCREAMING) Ooh (DISTORTED): Snitching ass! Ooh, ooh Ooh SIMONE: Angel! Angel.




Angel, baby, no, no, no, no.

- S stay down, stay down.

- SIMONE: Baby? (PANTING) Davis is ours.

He's ours.

We got to go get our baby.


Baby, no.

Look at me.

Someone, help! STAR: Davis? Davis, Mommy loves you so much.

I'm never gonna leave you again.

NOAH: Jackson.

- Jackson.

- Davis.

Davis? Davis?

- No, no, no, no

- Where's our boy? Wait, wait, wait, what? What?

- He's gone.

He's gone.

- What? He's gone! He's gone.

NOAH: Jackson! Jackson, wake up.

- (ECHOES): Wake up.

- My baby

- Baby, my baby

- Jackson, wake up, man.

Come on.

Wake up.
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