01x08 - New Year's Eve

Episode transcripts for the TV show, "Dash & Lily". Aired: November 10, 2020.
A whirlwind Christmas romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations around New York City.
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01x08 - New Year's Eve

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[soft piano music playing]

[woman] Looking for something?

I'm happy to find it for you.

Um, what I'm looking for isn't here.

[man] Psst. Hey, kid.

You never saw me.

[Lily] Dear Dash…

I can say that now,
because I finally know your name.

A week ago, that seemed so important.

It's funny how things change.

I used to think we'd meet
and have this great romance.

I believed New York was magic.

Osoji, kiddo.
A chance to leave everything bad behind.

[Lily] But it's New Year's Eve,

and at midnight tonight,
I'm getting on a plane to Fiji.

I'm moving.

I'm moving on.

You said we'd never work out,
and you were right. I know that now.

But at least for one last Christmas…

It was nice to believe.

- [clock winding]
- [bell tolls]

I still don't think it's fair
that you can't stay in the city like me.

It's just till I finish high school.

Well, until then,
I got you a going-away present.

- Aw.
- From Levain Bakery.

- Figured they don't have those in Fiji.
- [scoffs]

Yeah, probably not.

- You wanna talk about boys?
- It was so bad, Langston.

I was drunk, kissing the wrong guy.

Then he showed up,
and he told me it was over.

I'm fine. Really.

A new country is a new start,

and, you know, that… that
actually sounds really nice right now.


You know that thing you do where you
say you're fine but you're really not?


This time, I know you will be.

- Did I ever tell you about my first kiss?
- No.

I don't remember it.

My second kiss. Tyler Carr,

pool party, hiding under
one of those giant inflatable tubes.

[both chuckling softly]

It's not about the first kiss.

It's about the first one that matters.

You know, a new start
doesn't require a new country.

I'm so sorry about Benny.

I can't believe he was gonna move
to Puerto Rico without telling you.

Oh, no, he's not moving.

He's visiting his abuelita
for the first two weeks of January.

You dumped him because
he's going to Puerto Rico for two weeks?

That's way too long to be apart.

- Langston!
- Ow! What? You know I'm bad at distance!

- Oh, my God.
- Stop hit... Ow!

Hey, is Boomer home?

Right. But is he actually not home,

or are you covering for him
because he's avoiding me?

Well, no offense,

but that's exactly what you
would say if you were covering for him.

I'm not being finicky!

All right. Could… could you
at least tell me where he is?

Okay, well, thank you for nothing.

[phone keyboard clacking]

I only have eight hours, Boomer.
Where are you?

Oh, hell, no.

[announcer] The Jonas Brothers!

Happy New Year, Hudson Yards!

[crowd cheering]

["Like It's Christmas" playing]

[Dash] Excuse me.
I need to get through. Sorry. Excuse me.

The snow on the ground

The love in the air

The sleigh bells are ringing

This is what it's all about

The f*re is warm

The angels are singing

- Boomer!
- ♪ And I don't wanna miss

- ♪ A single thing
- Boomer, where are you?

Don't wanna put
An end to all this cheer

But as long as you're with me
It's always that time of the year


You make every day
Feel like it's Christmas

Never wanna stop

[Dash] Boomer!

Hey! Boomer!

Boom... Hey, seriously?
Boomer. Boomer, come on.

I'm not talking to you.

You blew me off on Christmas. Christmas?

I… No… I'm…
I'm sorry, but I need your help.

I'm done helping you. I… I know
you pride yourself on being a loner,

but there's a line
between being a loner and being a dick.

He's not talking to you!
Don't talk to him, Boomer.

- Why are you at a concert with Priya?
- I have friends besides you.

Bro! I heard you were
a real putz on Christmas. Not cool.

We do not stan.

Are you just hanging out
with everybody I know without me?

Look who emerged
from his Hundred Years of Solitude.

- Dude.
- You pushed us away.

I haven't heard from you in a week.
Now you're showing up, you're texting,

and you're thinking we're all cool?
Like I'm just gonna forgive you.

I came
to a Jonas Brothers concert for you.

You came
to a Jonas Brothers concert for me?

[Dash] Yeah.

- Um, is there somewhere we could talk?
- Dude, and miss the show?

Well, it's about Lily.

We got this.

♪ …feel like it's Christmas ♪

♪ Every day that I'm with you ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh ♪

♪ Every day that I'm with you ♪

[crowd cheering]

She says that she is moving to Fiji,
and she's flying out at midnight.

[Yohnny] Oh, the : a.m. to Nadi.

- I like flight-tracking apps.
- What do I do?

[Priya] I think you've done enough.

Sorry, but if it was me, I wouldn't want
anything more to do with you.

No, she said that she stopped believing.
That's not the Lily I know.

Maybe you don't know her.

Maybe she's just the girl in your head.

No, I know it's important.

If she stopped believing, that's on me.
I need to do something. I need to fix it.

I don't know, man. If… if this is
about making yourself feel better...

I cannot stop thinking about her.

And if she leaves tonight, I'm never
gonna get the chance to tell her that.

So, what are you doing here?
Go… go find her.

Well, I did that on Christmas.
It just made things worse.

Oh, Dash. You've read so many books,
but you're still hung up on fairy tales.

What do you mean?

People think fairy tales are for girls.

Who do you think wrote them
in the first place?

Men see every girl
as a princess to be rescued.

And they see themselves as the prince.

Operation: Cinderella.

When you went to Lily before,
you were trying to be Prince Charming.

If you really care about her...

You need to go to her as you.

Your friends are right.

If you want this girl
to give you a second chance,

you gotta get real.

Also, why are you in my trailer?

This is his trailer?


We went to band camp together.
Sounded tight out there, bro.

- [Nick] Thank you.
- [Yohnny] Yeah.

I need to go to her as me.

When I proposed, okay, I had to dig deep.
I had to get vulnerable.

That's good. That's really good.
All right, we gotta go.

- I wasn't done with my story, though.
- No. Oh, you were perfect.

- You were great. Thank you, Nick Jonas.
- See ya, bro.

- Okay.
- Thanks, man.

All right.

- Hi.
- [Dash] Priya!


[Lily] Grandpa, did you get
the whole temple just for us?

[Arthur] This is our last night
as a family in New York.

I thought that deserved a little ceremony.

He's breaking out the otoshidama.
You're in for it now.

No. Grandpa's not mad at me.

He probably forgot all about Christmas.

Lily, take it from someone
who has experience disappointing Grandpa.

You think he's forgotten…
until New Year's, when he tells you

everything you've done wrong
in front of the entire family.

In exchange for an envelope full of cash.

It's a super fun tradition.

Look on the bright side,
those look like  s.


Watch a pro.

Happy New Year, Grandpa. [chuckles]

I'd like to discuss your old year first.

You started at NYU in the fall…

Then dropped out two months later
because you told us

your heart had been broken so badly
you couldn't study.

Nailed it.


Yeah, I'm a hot mess, Grandpa.

Is that my envelope?

Then, last week,
I find a naked boy in your room.

I assume this means
your heart has healed.

Yet, you haven't mentioned
returning to school.

Can I expect that to change
in the new year?

Yeah. Yeah, I think
I'm ready to go back, Grandpa.



[Dash] I need Christmas decorations.

On it. Lucky for you,
I happen to know a Macy's elf.


[Dash] Uh, and food.

I know a place that puts cheese on pie.

I'll bring a Two Boots.

Do you think this will work?

You got this, bro.

- [chuckles]
- Okay. See ya. I appreciate you.

Guess it's up to fate now.

Not fate. It's up to you.

Good luck.

My Lily-bear.

I've always been able to count on you.

Which makes this year
especially troubling.

I thought finding you out all night
was an isolated act.

I've heard reports
from multiple members of the family,

Sal at Macy's, Mark at The Strand,
Leroy in Central Park...

The statue? He doesn't even talk!

They told me what you've been up to.

Breaking curfew, lying, going to parties,

running all over the city with some boy.

When I heard
about your father's new job,

I didn't want you to uproot your life.
I planned to let you stay here with me.

But now I realize that New York City
is no place for a… teenager.

Uh, this is a family gathering.

- I am part of this family.
- Then you can hear this too.

You've changed.

I don't recognize my own granddaughter.

I believe a new home will be good for you,

unless you tell me it wasn't your fault.

That boy made you do it.

He's responsible…

Isn't he?

[Lily] No. He's not.

I'm .
That's what I'm supposed to be doing.

What's your excuse?

You… you refuse to compromise
with Great-Aunt Lillian,

and now you're doing the same thing
with Mabel in Florida.

Do you wanna end up alone?

And… and Langston,

Benny's going to Puerto Rico
for two weeks.

That's not a reason
to break up with someone.

I… I can't believe
I was taking relationship advice from you.

The men in our family have
some seriously mixed-up ideas

about relationships.

Mom and Dad, you should have told me
that Dad lost his job.

I would have been worried,
but I had the right to know.

As for that boy,

I'm sorry I disappointed you, Grandpa,

but he didn't make me do anything.

All of those mistakes, I made myself.

[Arthur] Then I'm sorry,
but you can't stay.

Time to go.

First home and then…

I know.

I'm ready.

I'll keep New York warm for you.

But I like it when it's cold.


Lily, wait!

Uh, happy New Year.

[car engine starts]

♪ You told me something when I left ♪

♪ But I don't remember ♪

♪ Maybe 'cause all I could do then ♪

♪ Was stare at the floor ♪

♪ I held myself 'cause you wouldn't ♪

♪ All wrapped in my sweatshirt ♪

[phone chimes]

♪ Wonder if you even noticed ♪

♪ That that one was yours ♪

You wanna tell me about the boy?

You can always write to each other.

Could you hold me without any talking?

We could try to go back
Where we started

I don't even have to stay

I don't even have to stay

But if I woke up
With you in the morning

I'd forget
All the ways that we're broken

I don't care if you've changed

I don't even have to stay

- I have to close up.
- Just give me more minutes.

I have a date.

I'm taking her to see the ball drop
in Times Square. I'm not ashamed of that.

Fifteen, and I will…
I'll organize the fiction section.

The children's section.

She's not coming, kid.

♪ Wish I could tell you by now ♪

♪ That I felt more indifferent ♪

- It'll pick up once we leave Manhattan.
- [phone chimes]

♪ Catch myself thinking about you ♪

♪ More than I should ♪

[Dash] Dear Lily,
I'm not the guy in your head,

and you're not the girl in mine.

But that doesn't make us strangers.

Honestly, I think I know you better
than most people in real life.

I know you're smart and brave,

because you take risks
to get what you want.

Maybe we both had expectations
that we can never live up to.

But what we shared was still real.

The girl I met on the page
is the girl I see when I look at you.

That's the girl
I've been falling in love with.

We could take the bridge
and head down Ocean Parkway. Lily?

[Dash] And if it's not too late,

I'll be waiting
in the place where we began.

♪ Could you hold me without any talking? ♪

♪ We could try to go back
Where we started ♪

- ♪ I don't even have to stay ♪
- Lily!

♪ I don't even have to stay ♪

♪ But if I woke up
With you in the morning ♪

♪ I'd forget
All the ways that we're broken ♪

♪ I don't care if you've changed ♪

♪ I don't even have to stay ♪

[pants, grunts]


No, no, no, no, no.

This looks like a job
for a Christmas elf.

Jingle bells, sweetie.

["What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
by Ella Fitzgerald playing]

♪ Ah, but I thought
I'd ask you just the same ♪

♪ What are you doing New Year's ♪

♪ New Year's Eve? 

[Lily] Dash?

♪ Wonder whose arms
Will hold you good and tight ♪

♪ When it's exactly twelve o'clock ♪

♪ That night ♪

♪ Welcoming in the New Year ♪

♪ New Year's Eve ♪

♪ Maybe I'm crazy to suppose ♪

♪ I'd ever be the one you chose ♪

♪ Out of a thousand invitations ♪

♪ You'll receive ♪

You gave me New York.


I mean,
I couldn't fit the whole city, but…

I figured, on your last night,

you should at least get
one last taste of it.

How did you even do...

I had a lot of help.


Yeah, for a loner, I have good friends.

One of them knows a Macy's elf.

[Lily chuckles]


- Look, I...
- Stop.



Oh, why is it so much easier
to say something in a book?

I wanna tell you how I feel, but, um…

I can't
because I've never felt this before.

I… I mean, I love my family.
I've loved fictional characters.

I've loved Spazzy,
my gerbil from kindergarten,

but this is different.

It's harder. It's… [sighs]

[inspirational music playing]

What was that?

[both chuckling]

Uh… sometimes, words aren't enough.


[Lily] Uh…


I have to go.

[Dash] No.


[phone vibrating]

[Dash] What's wrong?


Bye, Grandpa!

Don't wait up.

Does Grandpa know you're here?

He invited me.

We had an arrangement to discuss.

I understand, Grandpa.

Thank you.

Is everything okay?

He spoke to my parents.

If I wanna stay in New York with him,

I can.

And with Mrs. Basil E
when he's in Florida.

He compromised.

That's amazing.

- [chuckles]
- [phone vibrating]

- My parents.
- You gonna answer it?

I sort of, uh, left them in a cab
on the way to Queens,

possibly making them miss
our international flight.

I should go… find them.

And apologize in person.


- [sighs]
- [grunts]


Okay. It's not a big deal.
We'll just call your cousin Mark.

- He'll come get us.
- He's on a date.

Uh… [chuckles]

Okay, well, we could call
your parents or your grandpa.

'Cause if you tell them
you're trapped in The Strand with me,

they'll be happy to send
the f*re department or the police

or the… Army.


["Auld Lang Syne"
by Denmark + Winter playing]

They don't know I'm here.

- ♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot ♪
- [newscaster speaking Spanish on TV]

♪ And I'll pay for mine ♪

[Langston] Benny!

♪ We'll take a cup of kindness yet ♪

♪ For times… ♪

I got you a notebook!
You can mail it from Puerto Rico!

♪ For times… ♪

Who knew
that movie would be so emotional?

- He's a stapler.
- Yeah.

She's a piece of paper.
He got close, and she got...


[both chuckling]

♪ …of kindness yet for times gone by ♪

[crowd] Ten, nine, eight, seven, six…

Aryn. Hey, babe.

[crowd] …three, two, one.

Happy New Year! [cheering]

We could stay trapped a little longer.

[clock bell tolling]

Happy New Year, Dash.

Happy New Year, Lily.

♪ …be forgot and never brought to mind ♪

♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ And days of auld lang syne ♪

♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ And never brought to mind ♪

♪ Should auld acquaintance be forgot ♪

♪ And days of auld lang syne ♪

[cheerful instrumental music playing]
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