01x10 - The Other Side of the Rock

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "High Fidelity". Aired: February 14, 2020.
Rob, a record-store owner in Brooklyn, revisits past relationships through music and pop culture while trying to get over her one true love.
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01x10 - The Other Side of the Rock

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Shattered dreams Worthless years Here am I encased inside A hollow shell Life began Then was done Now I stare When are you gonna take responsibility?

Oh, f*ck! Why do you do that?

I just said don't do it and you have Jesus.

Bullshit! That's just part of the job! I have to be there! You have to be there for one drink.

- You have to be there for an hour! - Jesus.

- Are you f*ck' serious?

- Not all f*ck' night, every night! That side of the rock f*ck' sucks.

- That side of the rock sucks.

- Sucks.

It's all about this side of the rock.

This is the side.

Hey, let's make a promise.

- Okay?

- What?

If we ever find ourselves on that side of the rock - Shit side of the rock.

- On the shitty side of the rock.

We have to promise that we'll remind each other to remember to come back to this side of the rock.

This side of the rock.

To our side of the rock.

I like that.



When the truths of love are planted firm I think my mushrooms are kicking in.

Me too.

Basically I just realized he was being defensive because he felt bad that he put my Ian Curtis shirt in with his laundry.

And because it's vintage, it's basically destroyed.

But, you know, he didn't know, right?

And honestly, it's like it's about time I retired that shirt anyway.

I mean, how many white kids do we need repping Joy Division?

- Rob.

- Hmm?

You Never mind.

- No, what?

- No, no, I just Oh, hey, Cam.

Oh, hey, Rob.

You f*cking assh*le! Whose intentions are good Oh, Lord Please don't let me be misunderstood I didn't speak to my best friend for a year 'cause you told me that he was a piece of shit that broke your heart.

He did break my heart! Yes, but you left out the part where you cheated on him! - Look, Cam, you don't understand - Oh, f*ck! No, you're my sister, and I love you.

And I don't wanna tell you what to do.

But just once, maybe just f*cking once it would be great if you thought of someone other than yourself.


I'm gonna restock this.


So you cheated on Mac, huh?

Hey, it's me.

Uh, Rob.

Um yeah, just if you could call me back, that'd be great.

I, um, think we should you know talk.

Uh, okay.

Uh bye.

Can't believe you still have my keys.

It's lucky for you.

Lucky for me.

So are you trying to sit here and tell me that you had sexy rooftop birthday drinks with your ex-fiancé - and nothing happened?

- Yes! Nothing happened! We had drinks! We had pizza! - That was it.

- Oh, so now you had pizza?

Look, we had drinks, we had pizza! I got locked out of my apartment.

I told him I cheated on him.

Hi, how you doing?

Yeah, I'm an assh*le.

Have a good day.

All right.

Nothing happened! Okay, honey, we believe you.

She said nothing happened, nothing happened, - Oh, shit! - What?

It's f*cking Lionel.

- f*ck! He's such a dick.

- Oh.

God, that guy's the f*cking worst.

Hey, Championship g*ng.

- Hey, Lionel.

- What's up, Lionel?

What's up?

- How you doin'?

- So nice to see you.

- What's up?

- Not much.

I was just in the neighborhood.

I wanted to check out my favorite record store.

For sure, man.

- The place looks great.

- Thank you.


There's so much cool shit here.

Thanks, man.

Thank you.

How's business?

- Uh, good.


- Yeah?

Yeah, yeah.

How's stuff over with you guys?

You know, it's good I guess.

- Mm-hmm.

- Same as always, right?

Cool, cool.

Holy shit! - Wow! - Oh, yeah.

- Original pressing?

- Uh-huh.

- With the Tony Visconti typo?

- Visconti typo?


Oh, no, that's incredible.

I always wanted one of those.

You mind telling me where you got it?

Um a friend gave it to me.

So you wouldn't wanna sell?

'Cause I got a guy who'd definitely pay two grand for that.

- No, man.

- Ahh, I had to ask.

I had to ask.

Yeah, for sure.

I gotta make a phone call.

- See ya.

- It's good to see you, Rob.

- Where are you going?

- I'm sorry.

Hey, what are you guys up to on Saturday?

Oh, wow, yeah, I'm booked.

He's definitely free.

It's so crazy.

You just said that before he walked in.

You were like, "I am so free.

" - I got a barbecue.

- Ohh! You love barbecues.

Gonna have my smoky baba ghanoush.


Baba ghanoush.

Do you need me to bring anything?

No, man, I'm gonna be cooking for everybody.

Spinnin' records, eatin' some good food, being with some of my favorite pals.


Seven p.


I'll see you there.

Ahh! Love you, man.


Oh, I love this place too.

Top five artists who reinvented themselves.

- Go.

- Hold on.

Don't embarrass yourself in front of him.

It's, um Oh, Cyndi Lauper, - uh, Memphis Blues.

- Mm-mm, no.

- Veto.

- What for?

What do you mean what the f*ck for?

She didn't "reinvent" herself.

She just woke up one day and was like, "I'm a blues singer.

" - Does not count.

- Cyndi Lauper made a blues record?

Yeah, it's surprisingly unterrible.

Listen, I'm talkin' about reinvention as in, like, becoming something else, you know what I mean?

Like, okay, reinventing to become something better.

Like the Beasties, the Boys, the f*ck' Go-Gos, the f*ck' Bee Gees, f*ck' Kraftwerk.

All legendary.

Prince, Radiohead, Bowie, Iggy Pop, - over and over.

- Exactly.


We're connected right now.

I'm talking about these people, they wanna reinvent themselves in order to become themselves.

You see what I'm sayin'?

They reinvented themselves in order to slay.

All right, guys.

Well, I gotta bounce, but Aww, Cherry, baby.

You just got here.

I know, baby, but I have shit to do.

But I love you guys.

Okay, bye! - Let's leave a beer - Just f*ck it, drink it.

- Well - Okay, what's up with her?

- What do you mean?

- She has two jobs.

She's actually working at the store.

She never hangs out anymore.

It's weird.

- You don't know?

- Know what?

She's saving up for something.

Like what, a bigger ego?


That's funny, but no.

- Uh, no, the guitar.

- What guitar?

What do you The gui the guitar.

The '60s Mustang?

Daphne Blue?

- The Fender.

- What are you talking about?

- She's been talking about it for weeks.

- No, she hasn't.

She has, man.


Look at her Instagram.

Everything is this fricking guitar right now.

Cherise doesn't even play the guitar.

Well, I guess she wants to learn.

Seriously, man, where's your head at?

I get so lonely Can't let just anybody hold me You are the one that lives in me, my dear Want no one but you I get so lonely Hey, uh, it's me.

Um, look, if you're not calling me back because of the other night, I, I get that, um, but if there's some other reason, like you're trapped at the bottom of a ravine or something, then, um, you should call me back, 'cause, I could, um you know, send help.



Cryin' like a newborn child Holdin' myself close Pretendin' my arms are yours I want no one but Hey, Lily.

You're a real f*cking assh*le, you know that?

Jesus Christ.

Go on.

I have tried to be so cool with you, Rob.

I've tried to be the cool, chill girl who, who's totally fine with her fiancé hanging out with his ex.

Yeah, no, I think you've been super chill - Okay, Rob.

- Mm-hmm.

Woman to woman, I need you to back the f*ck down! Oh, no, no, no, white girl, not today.

You need to back the f*ck up.

What the f*ck is going on?

What's up?

Uh, Cherise, this is Lily.

Lily, Cherise.

Oh, okay, Lily.

Wa-how! What's up, Lily?

The f*ck is going on?

We're good.

Cherise, just open the store, all right.

All right.

Lily, I don't play, okay.

Just so you know.

Look, Lily whatever was between me and Mac, it's, it's over, okay.

It's done.

f*ck you, Rob.


Bro, do you see this shit?

Oh, it's f*re! Kurt had one, David Byrne, Bilinda Butcher.

Come on! Yeah, it's a beautiful guitar.

Okay, yes, it is, but you're not getting it, man.

This this is an instrument of creation.

Do you understand what I'm saying?

Like I have the sounds going off in my head all day long, songs for days.

This will allow me to play them songs, and I got to be writing them songs like You know what I mean?

You feel me?


I, I feel you.


Yo, I know you would, baby.

Thank you.

Gotta get this shit.

- Hey, you okay?

- Hmm?


Cherise just said some woman pulled a knife on you.

Not exactly.

I figured that was an exaggeration.

So jealous fiancée?

Yeah, I don't know, I don't know what her problem is.

Are you sure?


Nothing happened.

"Nothing happened.

" All right, I hear you.

Listen, do you mind if I cut out early tonight?

Yeah, sure, go for it.

Blake is taking me to see Dear Evan Hansen.

It's because of the He felt bad about the shirt thing, so What shirt thing?

"What shirt thing?

" The thing that I, um I sat in front of you just yesterday and told you about.

The shirt thing, where he ruined my favorite shirt in the laundry.

You didn't tell me that.

I mean, I said it right to your I told you the whole story, but Okay.

- Are you okay?

- Yes, Simon, I'm fine.

Nothing happened.


"Nothing happened.

" Okay, something happened.

There is something you should know Look, Rob, I'm Please don't explain I've spent the last year of my life thinking that I I knew, I thought I knew what happened between us.

Just that you fell out of love with me and you just couldn't work out how to deal with it.

That's what I thought.

But it feels like now, and you correct me if you think I'm wrong in any of this, is that you were in love with me and you just couldn't work out how to deal with that.

Yeah, it's the, it's the second one.

All right.

And maybe that's part of the reason why you, why you did what you did.

Not to play these games What's really f*cking annoying now is that all of the reasons why we broke up in the first place just seem like Bullshit?


Nothing is for sure Shit.

- Hey, Cam.

- Rob! - Look, I wanna talk to you, all right?

- Rob, Rob, Rob.

- Rob! - I'm really sorry.

I know I didn't tell you about the whole thing with Mac and - Rob.



- I just, you know, I f*cked up.

- And I know that you think - Is she f*cking kidding?

I only talk about myself or think about myself, - but it really wasn't about myself.

- Okay, Rob.

- What?

- We're on our way to the hospital.

- What?

- You're gonna be an auntie.

- Baby?

- Baby! You're having a baby right now?

- We're having a baby right now.

- Should I come?

Just shut up and get me to the hospital! - Holy shit, you're having a baby.

- Come on.

Okay, all right, I'll see, I'll see you in a minute.

- Okay.

- Bye.

Um, I gotta go.

Cam's having a baby, all right.

- What?

- Yeah.

So lock up, okay?

- Okay, okay.

- Oh, um, there's a delivery coming later, so just, you can't leave till that happens, okay?

Hey, hey, don't you worry about it.

I got you, baby.

- All right.


- All right.


Thank you.


Do you have a baby?

- Yeah.

- Can I see her?


Are you okay?


- Come on.

- Okay.

Oh! - Hey.

- Hi.

If I could be, Baby Yeah, say hi.

That's your auntie.


If I could be Holy shit.

Baby, where you are Yeah.

How do you feel?


If I could see Baby, what you see What's her name?

We don't know yet.

We got stuck between Elliana and Raekwon.

Ah! - Ohhh! - Oh! I've been walking around for hours.

I've been thinking been thinking about that, that day when we were day in the park.

Remember, by the rock?

And when we promised each other To come back to our side of the rock.


I thought you couldn't remember how that felt.


But I wanna try and remember.

Now that it's over My whole life, every place I've ever been, I've always had one foot out the door.

All things must change I guess it just made more sense to commit to nothing, you know, just keep my options open.

But f*ck, man, that's just, that's su1c1de, by tiny, tiny increments.

Not to play these games Hey, it's me again.

Um you're not answering, so, um I'm coming to you.

Nothing is for sure I'm coming to you.

I'd rather let you go All things must change and remain See ya.

All right?



Sorry to just show up at your house, but I've been calling you and you haven't been answering, so Yup.

Um, okay, well, I don't really know how to start, so I'm just gonna start saying things to you.

Okay, umm, look, I've been figuring out a lot of stuff, I think.

Stuff like, um, how to stop living in the past and how to stop taking shit for granted and people for granted and how to stop being such an assh*le.


Um um, so I don't really know how this works, I was just, I was hoping that we could just, you know, start fresh, you know, clean slate, just - You know - Yeah, um, that all sounds great.

Rob, that's all, that's good stuff, you know.

Um, I just don't think it has anything to do with me.

And, uh, I don't think it really matters anymore to me, so Right.


Well, hey, this is what we'll do.

We'll just, we'll start as friends.

We'll take it slow, we'll hang out, we'll be friends, right?

Um, I just don't think, uh I don't think it's a good idea to hang out.

You don't think it's a good idea.


You don't think it's a good idea.

So you don't know.

You don't know.

Maybe there's a, there's a chance you'll feel differently.

I don't know.

I don't know.

That's what I'm saying.

That's what I'm saying.

You don't, you don't know.

You don't know.

If you don't know there's not a chance, then there's there's still a chance, right?

Like, if there was a patient at a hospital, that was seriously, seriously ill and and the doctor said, "I don't know if this patient has a chance," that doesn't mean the patient's definitely going to die, now does it?

I mean, the patient might live, right?

Yeah, sure.

Yes, yes.

Yes, from that perspective, we have a chance.

So there's a chance?

Oh, man, I If you could just tell me what our chance is?

I don't know.

If you could just tell me roughly?

Rob, I really don't know.

- Like, percentage-wise.

- I Nine.

There's a nine percent chance, okay.

Nine percent?




Oh, okay.

All right.

See you around.



Uh, delivery for Cherise.

Yup, that's me.

All right, awesome.


Uh, it's from Rob, by the way.

She said to reinvent yourself and to slay.

I once had a life Or rather, life had me I was one among many Or at least I seemed to be Well, I read an old quotation In a book just yesterday Said "Gonna reap just what you sow The debts you make you have to pay" Can you get to that?

Can you get I wanna know I want to know if you can get to that Hey! Get to that Can you get Can you get to that?

I wanna know Shattered dreams Worthless years Here am I encased inside A hollow shell Then is done Now I stare into A cold and empty well The many sounds that meet our ears The si The sights our eyes behold Nine percent.

f*ck' nine percent.

All right.

I'll take it.

I believe when I fall in love with you It will be forever I believe when I fall in love this time It will be forever I believe when I fall in love with you It will be forever Come on, let's fall in love You're the woman I've been waiting for Come on, let's fall in love You're the girl that I really adore Come on, let's fall in love Don't you wanna, don't you wanna Don't you wanna fall in love with me?

Come on, baby, let's fall in love Come on, let's fall in love Don't you wanna, don't you wanna Don't you wanna fall in love with me?

You're the baby I've been thinking for Yeah Don't you wanna, don't you wanna Don't you wanna fall in love with me?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah
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