04x20 - So You Think You Can Drive

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04x20 - So You Think You Can Drive

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Oh, hello, my
sweet, sweet children!

What can I do for you today?

But make it quick, 'cause
I'm on commercial break.

Today is the day.

We got our learner's permits.

You promised you'd
teach us to drive.

No, no, no, no.
I didn't say that.

Yes, yes, yes, yes, you did.

I'd be happy to
show you how to drive

once you get your
learner's permits.

That's not me.

- Pfft.
- Mmm.

As sure as I am your mother,

and my name is
Raven Lydia Baxter.

Yep, that's me.

Okay, uh, all right. But...

No, see, I, I don't know
where my keys are, so...

Well, I'm, I'm gonna need
my, my beaded seat cover,

because when I sit
for too long, and...

Okay, let's go.


Let's go, Nia.

Let's go.

Come on.

- Nia.
- What?

Miss Johnson is walking
faster than you're driving.

- Push it, already!
- Now Booker, calm down, okay?

Eventually, it
will be your turn.

- Aah! Oh, Booker!
- Booker, wait!

Turn! Turn! Turn, Booker, turn!

What are you doing?
Hands at ten and two!

Hands! Hands at ten and two!

Booker! No! Okay,
I'm done! I'm done!

Pull over! Pull over! Pull over!


Ugh. Booker, you drive too fast.

Nia, you drive too slow,

and I am too pretty
and young to die!

I am done.

But mom, we still need an adult.

She'll think about it.

♪ Hey... Yo ♪

♪ Let me tell you somethin' ♪

♪ Had my vision all worked out ♪

♪ But then life
had other plans ♪

♪ Tell 'em, Rae ♪

♪ It's crazy when things
turn upside down ♪

♪ But ya gotta get up
and take that chance ♪

♪ Maybe I'm just finding my way
Learning how to fly

♪ Yeah, we're gonna be okay
Ya know I got you, right?

♪ It might be wild, but ya
know that we make it work ♪

♪ We're just kids caught
up in a crazy world ♪

♪ C'mon! ♪

♪ It's Raven's Home ♪

♪ We get loud! ♪

♪ It's Raven's Home ♪

♪ It's our crowd! ♪

♪ Might be tough, but
together we make it look good ♪

♪ Down for each other
like family should ♪

♪ It's Raven's Home ♪

♪ When it's tough ♪

♪ It's Raven's Home ♪

♪ We got love ♪

♪ 'Cause no matter the weather,
ya know we gon' shine ♪

♪ There for each other,
ya know it's our time ♪

Yep! That's us.


Mom and aunt
Chels won't teach us.

These are the days I
wish we had dad around.

Hey. Nia, that's a great idea.

Maybe we can ask dad for help.

Book, dad's not gonna come
all the way up here from Texas

just to teach us how to drive.

You and your sister are
gonna do most of the driving.

Actually, Nia, I
just had a vision.

- And that's exactly what he's gonna do.
- What?

You know, if dad comes back,

- maybe mom and dad will...
- don't even say it, book.

- Say what?
- "If dad comes back,

maybe mom and
dad'll get back together."

Actually, I was
gonna say that...

Maybe mom and dad will...

Get back to that puzzle

we never finished
when we were .

Okay, fine. I was thinking it.

I can always tell when you lie.

- Why? Because we're twins?
- Because you do it so often.

It's, it's, like,
really easy to spot.

We can call dad,
but if he comes,

he's only coming to teach
us how to drive. Nothing else.

Hey, that's all I want, too.

Nothing else.

You're lying again.


May I help you?

No, we're just...

We're just here to check
on our lovely mother.

If this is about...
about driving, I...

I, I can't do it, okay? I, I
still need time to process.

It makes me... makes
me twitch my eye. I can't.

Well, there's one
more thing to process.

We called dad, and he's
coming to teach us how to drive.


You're just... you're just
not gonna say anything?

Oh, no, no, no, no. I
think it's a great idea.

You know, you get to spend
more time with your dad,

and I get more "me" time.

Okay, great.

Because he's here.

- Let's go meet him downstairs.
- All right.

Oof. That poor, poor fool.

Hey, hon. You getting
excited about your trip?


What... what's
with all these books,

and video games?

Honey, it looks like you're never
planning on leaving your grandparents.

You gotta get out
and see London.

I'm gonna see London,
and I'm gonna tell everyone,

- I'm chuffed to bits.
- Whoa.

Whoa, no.

No. You, you don't wanna
put on a British accent.

I don't wanna stand out.

That's exactly why you don't
wanna put on a British accent.

Just... Just don't do it, honey.

The only things that I know
about England are Harry Potter,

Harry styles, and prince Harry.

Well, London has a lot more
to offer than just the Harrys.

I mean, it's the center
for the arts, you know?

Food, fashion,
romance... Oh, yeah!

London's where
you met dad, right?

Yeah. Sure was. And
it was an amazing time.

Full of hand-holding,

and café dates, and...

Eventually, bankruptcy.

I didn't know the city
meant that much to you.

Tell me more about it.

Oh, okay. Well, uh,

first lesson is
British etiquette.

People like to say thank you

when someone has
already thanked you.

How does that work?

I'll show you. Uh...

Excuse me. May I ask you

to open the door, kind sir?

Why, thank you, young man.

No, thank you?

- Yes. Nailed it.
- Thank you!

- No, thank you.
- No, thank you, madame.

- No, thank you, kind sir.
- Oh, no, thank you.

No, thank... all right, we're
never getting out of this.


Okay, now this
is the kind of coat

that'll make you
pray for rain. Ha, ha!

All right. Levi's gonna
be lookin' good in London.

- Hey.
- Oh, hey!

How was your first day out
on the road with your dad?

It was great, mom!

I mean, dad's taught
me so much already.

Like, did you know that yellow
lights mean to slow down,

and not to speed up
before it turns red?

Yeah. Mom, dad is an
awesome driving teacher.

He's so patient.

Aw, come on, Nia.
I'm not that patient.

Well, compared to
some other people.

More power to you, Devon,
'cause I am not going out like that.

Aw, no, this is fun.

I'm so glad I was able
to take time off of work

- so we could do this together.
- Ah, do you hear that?

I told you, Nia. I'm a natural
at this whole driving thing.

Son, you are definitely

something I've never
seen on the road before.

Aw, yep! See that,
Nia? I am a trailblazer.

Where are the words
that you're hearing?

Where are they coming from?

Hey, uh, could you guys
go freshen up for lunch?

- Yeah.
- Thanks.

Got a loose
floorboard there, Rae.

That's an easy fix.

No, no, no, no,
no. Don't touch that.

Those are my sneakin'
squeakin' floorboards. Yeah.

Yeah, I catch 'em
sneaking midnight snacks.

So, tell me how it really went.

Ugh. Not great, Rae.

I mean, I kept thinking

thank goodness we're
in the church parking lot,

because if anything
happens, I'm close.

- You were right.
- They're not ready, Rae.

- Uh, I'm sorry. Say that again.
- I said they're not ready.

No, no, no. The part
where you said I was right.

'Cause I would've told you that,

and you wouldn't have had to
fly all the way up here from Texas.

Well, why didn't you?

Well, if listening to me
was your strong suit...

We wouldn't be divorced.


I love having dad around,

but why do I have to
learn how to drive anyway?

I mean, in a few years, people
won't even be driving cars.

Cars will be driving themselves.

Also, there's always
public transportation...

- And you're nervous.
- So nervous. Ugh.

I don't want to drive
again for a very long time.

Nia, dad took off time from work

to teach both of
us how to drive.

He's not gonna just teach
one of us. You know how he is.

He'll leave and then he'll say

he'll come back
when we're both ready.

- You're right.
- I would hate that.

- Oh, hey, dad. Come in.
- Hey.

I, uh, fixed the
floorboard out there

so your mother's alarm
system is deactivated.

Feel free to get your
midnight snack on

whenever you want.

- It's our little secret.
- Thanks, dad.

I'll see you in a sec.

Are you thinking
what I'm thinking?

Uh, yes.

Midnight snack soiree
in the kitchen tonight!

I'm talking about dad.

Oh, yeah. We
can invite him, too!

He likes chocolate Chip cookies.

No. Book,

the more dad has to
do around the house,

the longer we can
keep him in Chicago.

Ooh, okay. That's
nice, Nia. Um...

What do you need
fixed around the house?

Uh... well, my lamp. My lamp...

- Needs a new light bulb.
- Four seconds. You could do better.

- Our bathroom door gets stuck.
- Four minutes. Keep going.

He can't leave, because I
need his help building new boxes

for the community garden
so I can remember him

- when he's not here?
- Ooh!

That's the one! That's
the one! Four days!


And double points because
it's got those sentimental vibes.

Keep dad in Chicago"
is in full effect.




Hey, dad, can you take
a look at this for me?

I was right in the
middle of a shower

when the whole
thing just came down.

So can you help put it back up

and then make sure the
water pressure's okay?

You just took a shower?

First off, it's three
o'clock in the afternoon.

Second, you're wearing shoes.

These are my showering shoes.

Oh. Okay.

You know what?
Dad, I like caulking.

I mean, I think we should just
forget about driving for the day

and continue caulking.

It's really, really cool.
I mean, who started it?

Who, who inspired caulking?

And, and when do you stop
caulking and start spackling?

All right? You should
definitely teach me all about it.

Who are you?


All right, Booker.
That should do it.

That, that's all it
took? Oh, thanks, dad.

I couldn't have had toast
tomorrow morning without you.

Uh, you're welcome?



Hey, d-dad, can you come here?

I think something's
wrong with the toaster!

It's making all kinds
of weird noises.

- Again?
- Uh-huh.

I just fixed it.

Oh, this house is haunted, huh?

Mmm. Yeah.


Wow, ma.

What's all this?

Well, I built this
little taste of London

so I can show you what to
expect when you get there.

Check it out.

Hmm. So this is an
immersive experience.

Yeah, yeah.

You, you call it whatever
you want, honey.

I actually had Raven
design this overcoat

to protect you from the weather.

Like the London fog.

Yes! Ooh! Oh... brrrrr brrrr!

Where are we?

We're on Oxford street.

- Oxford street?
- Uh-huh. Yeah.

There's a bunch of cafés. I
thought we could walk over...


Uh, it doesn't look
quite the same.

Look. They have
a Darnell's donuts,

a Starcups, and a Zora's.

What? Oh. Huh.

Guess all those cute little

quaint cafés and
shops I used to go to

aren't there anymore.

Oh, I used to love the
café that was right there.

I guess you won't have
the same experiences I had.

Hey, Devon, are you
up here? Oh, wow!

Chels, this looks amazing.

- You did all this?
- Mmm-hmm, yeah.

She may've had a
little bit of help from me.

That's the father
of my children.

Can I talk to you for
a second, Devon?

Oh, um, Levi, you know what?

I want to show you some photos
your dad and I took at that café.

You know they
put milk in their tea?

- Seriously?
- Mmm-hmm.

- What's up, Rae?
- Hey, can we talk about

how Booker and Nia
keep asking you to fix stuff

to keep you around longer?

You noticed that, too?

My kids. My house.
Of course I did.

I don't mind fixing things.

There's only three more
years until they're off to college.

I don't want to miss
another milestone.

Which leads me
to my next subject.

I applied for a new job.

- Oh!
- In the area.

The area?

What area? My area?

Yeah, Rae. But
don't worry, okay?

I haven't heard back yet.

Don't want to get
the kids' hopes up.

I appreciate that. But, uh,

how long you gonna
let these kids play you?

Ah, it's kind of fun seeing
to what extent they'll go to

to keep me around.

I still have a lot of
planter boxes to build.

They sure got me
working up an appetite.

I know you're not looking
at me to cook for you.

No, I was thinking
about getting a sandwich.

You know, I haven't had Bordillo's
in a long time. Care to join?

Ooh, Bordillo's sounds good.

Let me call Chelsea.
See if see wants one.


Chelsea? Chelsea! Hey, girl.
Yeah, we're going to Bordillo's.

No, he's paying.

- Oh. Oh, yeah, you want four?
- Okay? Okay.

- I heard her say, no, Rae.
- Mind your business.


Hey, book, do you
think dad's onto us?

Trust me, he has no idea.

Besides, I think dad's
liking being Mr. Fix-it.

Nice change from
being Mr. Weatherman.

You know what?
You're right, book.

It's just gonna be a good
two weeks of enjoying our dad.

- Yep. And breaking things.
- Yeah.

- Can you hand me that wrench?
- Yeah, of course.


- Aah!
- Hey, book, are you okay?

I'm fine. I'm fine. I'm fine.
I just need to stand up.



Aah! I can't put
any weight on it.

Okay, uh, does it hurt if I...

Don't you even think about it.

We need to get
you to urgent care.

I'm gonna call mom and dad.

- Come on...
- Oof.

Dad, dad, dad...
Ugh, come on, pick up.

- Ugh! Nobody's answering!
- Okay, what about aunt Chelsea?

Aunt Chels, aunt Chels,
come quick! Book fell!

Oh, no! Booker!

- Where is he? Where is he?
- In here!

- Oh! Oh, my gosh!
- Ow! Ow! Oh, no!

Me! Oh, this is my bad ankle.

It's gonna swell up like
a grapefruit. Call Rae!

I tried, but nobody's answering.

Ah, they went to Bordillo's
to get some sandwiches.

They asked me if I wanted
anything. I foolishly said no,

- but I could really go for...
- aunt Chels, focus!


I'm really sorry to
talk to you like that.

It's just, I'm really freaking out and I
know I shouldn't say I'm freaking out,

'cause then you guys
are gonna freak out, but I...

Nia, I can't walk.

- Oh! Okay.
- We gotta get to urgent care.

Ooh. Oh, I can't
drive on this ankle.

- Nia, you've gonna have to drive.
- What?


M-Me? Behind the wheel?

Her? Behind the wheel?

We'd have a better
chance of getting there

if she puts us in the
car and then pushed it.

- What? No, no!
- Ow, ow!

No, no, I can do this, okay?

Aunt Chels, book, I am
gonna pull you two up,

and then we're gonna use each
other to get to that car, okay?

- Okay.
- Okay.

- To the SCÜT!
- Yeah.



- Ow, ow, ow. Ooh.
- Nia, you got this.


Nia... you're frozen.

No, no. Go back to, "Nia,
you got this." Right? Right?

- Nia, I'll help you through it, okay?
- Okay.

Just, just close your eyes
and envision you're driving.

If I close my eyes, how am
I going to be able to drive?

Oh, yeah. It's the pain talking.


- No, no, aunt Chels.
- Ow.

You close your eyes, because
the next time you open them,

we will be at urgent care, okay?

- Okay. Okay.
- Okay.

Nia to the rescue!


Man, I love Bordillo's.

I haven't had
Italian beef in years.

The kids are gonna love these.

What in the world?

Okay, you know what?
This has gone too far.

- These kids are ridiculous.
- I know, right?

Man, these kids will do anything

and everything to
keep me around.

It really touches my heart, Rae.

Look at all these
texts from Booker.

"I fell. I hurt my foot."

Oh, look, I got a
text from Chelsea.

"I fell. I hurt my foot.

I've never been
in so much pain."

Look at this one of
Booker in a hospital gown.

Wait, what?

Oh. I think they really
might be hurt, Rae.

I think you're right. We
gotta go. We gotta go.

We will never...

Speak of mocking our
children's pain. Agreed?

- Agreed.
- Agreed.

- Hey.
- Hey, Levi, what are you doing here?

Come on. Your mom took
Nia and Booker to urgent care.

Actually, Nia took Booker
and mom to urgent care.

She drove? We
definitely have to go.

I'll fix it when we
come back. All right.

Yeah, fix it, just...

- Just put it... just, yeah.
- Just make it...

Just, just, just go. Just, just
go. We don't need... we got it.


Can you sign in?

Nia! Nia, Nia, where's
Booker? Where's Chelsea?

Mom, everything's
under control. They're

in the back with the
doctors. They're fine.

Oh, my goodness. I am so sorry.

But you drove!
How did that feel?

- Oh, we'll, we'll celebrate that later.
- Yeah.

Well, big bro, you
finally got some wheels.

Yeah, just not
the ones I wanted.

Oh, Levi! Oh,
honey, I'm so sorry.

Everything happened so fast.

I can't believe I
left you by yourself.

How'd you get stuck
with a mom like me?

Stuck? You're the best mom
I could have ever hoped for.

Oh, honey, you
don't have to say that.

But I actually wouldn't
mind hearing it again.

I mean it. You built a
multi-million dollar business,

you lost it to dad,
you forgave him so I

could have a good
relationship with him.

You built another business
with your best friend.

I mean, you're amazing.

Oh... oh, honey. Hey, Rae.

Did you hear that? My
son thinks I'm amazing.

- Aw. That's good for you.
- Mmm-hmm.

My kids could probably think
different about us, though.

We thought that this was
just another one of your pranks

to get your father to
stay a little bit longer.

What? No. Why
would you think that?

After the second
toaster expl*si*n,

I knew something was going on.

But you guys don't
have to trick me anymore.

Because I'm moving back.

You are now looking at
the new Chicago channel-

- weekend weather man.
- Oh, my...

Wait, wait. We get to
have you around now?

Without breaking stuff.


Kids, let me talk to
your dad for a second.

Wait. Nia, are you seeing this?

Yeah, I am. Two dollars
for a bag of mini pretzels?

This hospital should be ashamed.

No, Nia.

- What?
- I'm talking about mom and dad.

I mean, all we wanted
was to have dad

teach us how to drive,
and look what happened.

Uh, I think this might
be what growing up is.

You know, we do our
best at what we can control,

and then all this other
life stuff just happens.


Wow. So you got the job.

What, we're going
back five years now?

Why? You trying to
get back together?

- We're at a clinic.
- You got a fever?

Okay. But since I
am moving back,

can we talk about a
key to the apartment?

I am done with you.

Come on.

Yeah, she still wants me.


Oh! I wanted to give
you this before you left.

It's a picture of you and me.

Because even thought I won't
be there with you physically, I'll...

I'll always still be
with you. Okay?

Now you make sure
you go to Darnell's

and eat an ox cheek donut,
okay? They're your father's favorite.

Ooh, and don't forget the
apricot jelly. You know why?

Because that's your jam?

Wow, you truly are
your mother's child.

Have a good trip!

My little traveler's on his way.

- Oh, my big travelers are on their way.
- Yeah.

We're flying into big
d. Packing my stuff up.

Yeah. And, uh, my leg should
be better in about two weeks.

And on the way back,
you'll get plenty of practice,

because you and your
sister are gonna do

most of the driving.

Hey, hear that, Nia?
That was my vision.

Book, if I never have to
hear those four words again,

it'll be too soon.

Well, um, I don't need a vision

to tell me that you are gonna
have a great trip, little bro.

Love ya, mate.

Don't do that accent.

- Love you, mom.
- Bye, sweetheart.

- Safe travels.
- See you, aunt Chels.

Love you guys.

Be good. Listen to your
father. Listen to your father.

Okay, now-now you
call me. Don't forget.

And text me when you
land, but text your dad, too.

He's picking you
up. But text me first!

- I will, mom.
- Okay.

Excuse me. Excuse me. I'm sorry.

I don't mean to bother
you, but could you be

extra careful with that
one right there? It's his...

It's his first time out of the
country by himself, and...

And he's precious cargo.

You ready to get home?

Yeah. Well, I don't know.

We're at this airport. Why
don't we go somewhere?


You know what? I
know the perfect place.

Oh! Oh... ♪♪

This was a great idea, Rae.

Who would have thought
we would have wound up

back together again
after all these years?

Yeah, you can have
your vision all worked out,

but life has other plans.

Tell 'em, Rae.

You gonna get that?

No. Not right now.

Raven is not home.

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