Atlanta (2016) Episode Scripts

N/A - Value

1 ["It's Forever" by The Ebonys] Would you like a drink while you wait? Uh, yeah, just a little more water, please.
La la la la la la La la la la la la Van.
[whispering] Hi, baby.
How are you? Oh, it's good to see you.
Oh, you too, honey.
You smell good.
- What is that? - It's Boucheron.
Oh, okay.
I'm gonna try that.
It smells good.
- I'm sorry I'm late.
- No, no, no.
I know you're a working girl.
Don't worry, it's fine.
[giggles] It's good to see you.
You look really good.
- Oh, thank you.
You too.
- Mhm.
- Yeah, I like your hair.
- Really? - Yeah, yeah, it's cute.
- Thanks.
Looks better than the last time.
Did you go to that shop I told you to go to? - Fernando's? - No.
I went to this place that I found in Midtown.
Yeah, you should've went to Fernando's.
Girl, I'm telling you, he's the best.
He's the best.
- He will fix those roots.
- Hmm.
- Mm-hmm.
- How much does Fernando charge? - Oh, well, he ain't cheap.
- Okay.
Well, who's paying for yours? Because I actually have to pay for mine.
Van, come on.
Come on.
- I don't know if you remember - Okay.
- what that's actually like.
- Okay, okay.
Good evening, ladies.
Can I get you anything else to drink? Yeah, actually, I would like some wine maybe.
Like a Chardonnay.
Why don't we do, like, a bottle of something? Do you have something sweet? - Riesling's good.
- Okay, yeah.
Let's do a bottle of that.
- Van, good? - Great.
- Are you two ready to order? - Yeah, um - I mean, I am, if you are.
- Yeah, it's fine.
I just didn't want to hold us up.
No, it's fine, don't worry about it, go ahead.
I'm gonna have the pad Thai with chicken.
- Excellent.
- Okay.
And, um, I'll go ahead and do the snapper and snake bean salad.
- Great choice.
- Yup, great.
- Thanks.
- Be right back.
Thank you.
Oh, Van.
[both laugh] I'm so glad I got to catch you.
Yeah, I know.
I know.
- When do you leave tomorrow? - 9:00.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
Damn, that's a short trip.
When did you get in? You got in, what, yesterday? - No, day before yesterday.
- You flew Delta? No, private.
- Oh.
- [laughs] I mean, yeah.
Yeah, but it wasn't, like, the nice P.
, it was like those rent-a-P.
I'm leaving on Delta, though.
- Oh.
- Mm-hmm.
Where you gonna go? You gonna go home? Uh, no well, back to New York, check out this apartment I like and then to London.
- London? - Yep.
- Wow.
- Yeah.
And you're gonna go with a friend, or No, just a special NBA player friend.
I got it, but it's not the same NBA player - Oh, no, girl.
- That you're visiting here? - No, mm-mm, no.
- Mm-hmm.
I mean, London's okay, I guess.
Just too much rain.
Makes my hair frizzy.
Oh, but I love Paris.
Girl, have you been? I went last month.
Look, let me show you.
Okay, look, look.
There I go in Versailles, looking like looking like black Marie Antoinette.
[laughs] It's beautiful.
- Yeah.
- You look beautiful.
You know, you should come with me next time.
- Girl.
- It'll be fun.
- It'll be fun! - I have a daughter.
- I can't leave.
- Oh.
That's cute.
You know, sometimes I wish I had a kid, but then I'm like, ugh, God no.
You know, I guess when the time is right, I'll have a kid.
Yeah, I'm sure.
I'm sure as soon as you find the right guy.
Yeah, the right guy.
I guess.
- So how have you been? - So, how's your mom? - Sorry.
- I'm sorry.
You go, I'm sorry.
How've you been? I haven't seen you.
I'm, um, I'm busy.
- Yeah? - I'm busy.
I'm good.
Well, you look great.
- You do, I'm serious.
- Thank you.
Oh, I ran into Kerry Clopton.
You remember her, from fifth grade? - Yeah.
- You know, the girl.
She look like she got a rake dragged across her face.
[laughs] On Facebook, it said she was in a car accident.
Here we are.
You know, can I actually get some chopsticks when you get a chance? - Um - Of course.
Yeah, I don't think we got any.
- Chopsticks? - What? Thai people don't use chopsticks.
[laughs] I mean, well, Americans think they do because they're Asian, but they don't.
- I just like chopsticks.
- Oh, okay.
So what are you doing after this? This dude I know, he's having some, like, listening party It sounds cool, but I can't.
I have Lottie.
Oh, come on, Grandma.
- Come on, it'll be fun.
- I also have work in the morning.
Yeah, and I have a flight.
- Look, call Earn - I'm not calling Earn.
And then have why? I don't know, he's busy.
Yeah, I see his Snapchat sometimes, and he looks he looks busy.
Wait, are you are you still seeing him? We have a daughter.
- I mean, I still go out, but - Is he living with you? When he can afford to, yes.
[giggles] Y'all are funny.
You two are funny.
[laughs] Oh, okay.
I mean, you used to make fun of girls like you.
You realize that, right? No, I'm serious, Van.
You know, you really need to think about your value.
- I'm sorry? - Like, what is your value? Wait, what are you asking me right now? Like, why are you messing around with this broke-ass nigga? Like, you - Whatever.
- Van.
I know what my worth is.
I don't want to be out here dating a million football players that's your style.
Hey, hey, look.
Women need to be valuable.
Black women have to be valuable.
Come on, the NBA players that I fuck with, they fuck with me because I provide a service, and I am worth it.
I am cultured, intelligent, and beautiful.
And that is hard Van! Look at me.
That is hard to come by.
That kind of black and white mentality might work for you, but for those of us who don't live on whether a linebacker - swipes left or right - That's not what I'm talking.
On my goddamn ass, then there's a gray area.
Stop, Van, he's running around on you, girl.
- Oh, so what? - What you mean, "So what"? So what? You don't think that I'm going out on dates? You don't think that I'm running around? You don't think that I ever decline his calls because I have some guy wrapped around me with his tongue down my throat? I mean, come on! Really? ["The Masquerade" by George Benson] Here we go.
Are we really happy here With this lonely game we play Looking for words to say [camera shutter clicks] Searching but not finding Oh, Kevin's here.
- Wait, what? - Kevin's here.
He's taking us to the listening launch.
He's got a friend for you, too.
[laughs] - Hey, baby, how you doing? - Wait, what? - Hey, boo.
- Come on, sit down.
- This is my boy, CJ.
- Hey.
- How's it going? - Hi.
Dang, you looking good.
- You too.
- Well, listen.
Um, y'all finished, though? - 'Cause we're gonna get ready - Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
- and get out of here.
I'll take the check.
- Okay.
So, hey, sweetheart.
What's your name? Vanessa.
Okay, okay.
Well, you're looking beautiful.
I'm talking fine like shine, girl.
I'm gonna go to the bathroom, okay? Wait, wait, you're gonna take your jacket to the bathroom? Mm-hmm.
She's it's a girl thing.
Hey, pretty girl.
I'm sorry.
Van, I'm sorry.
I just wanted to hang out with my girl tonight, and I messed up.
I did, okay? I know I did.
I'm sorry, please don't leave.
It's fine, have fun being valuable.
Come on, let's just go to this listening party for, like, five minutes.
I told you, I don't feel like it.
It'll be like old times.
And do you remember that, in old times, you always used to hook me up with the uglier dudes? [laughing] Oh, my God.
Okay, CJ is not that bad.
Seriously, I mean, yeah, he's like he's like a lawyer or something.
I think.
[laughs] I'm more valuable than that shit.
You know what? Hold on.
Look what I got you.
I got this just for you.
I know you want it.
Yes, you do.
- No.
- Yes.
- Hell no.
- Yes hell yes.
I have work in the morning.
No, get your raggedy purse-having ass in this car right now.
Come on! Get in this car.
Get in this car! You get in here! [laughs] ["Oui" by Jeremih] Uh Uh uh uh-huh - Uh uh huh - Mmm.
- Yes.
- [giggles] Yes.
What about your friend? [coughs] Man, fuck them niggas.
He can wait.
He wants me high.
Believe me.
[chuckles] [chuckles] - What? - Shit.
What? Come on.
Is this that elephant shit you gave me at Rihanna? Mm-hmm.
[coughs] [coughs] Bitch, it might be.
- [laughs] - [coughs] [both giggling] Oh, man.
[both giggling] - Wait.
Oh, wait, wait.
- Give me.
Take a picture of me real fast.
Take a picture of me real fast.
I'm gonna show you something.
- You want flash, right? - Mm-hmm.
Mm, mm.
Girl, hold on.
- Go up.
- All right.
[camera shutter clicks] [chuckles] Oh yeah, oh yeah Oh, no, no, no, no, no.
I look like - Girl.
- I look like I'm fat.
Come on now.
- Delete - It reset.
You look like an Instagram escort.
[laughs] You should be proud of that shit.
I swear your [] look best I love you, Van.
I love you.
- [giggles] - I know.
Oh baby maybe [laughs] [cell phone buzzes] [cell phone continues buzzing] [cell phone continues buzzing] [cell phone continues buzzing] [cell phone continues buzzing] Oh, fuck.
[cell phone rings] - Hello? - Jayde, I'm fucked.
My whole life is fucked.
Okay, your whole life is not fucked.
- What happened? - I have a drug test today.
Girl, you smoked yesterday.
- Girl, I'm being serious! - Me, too.
I don't know the protocol for this.
I never had a job where smoking wasn't encouraged.
I don't know, can you ask someone? Yeah, let me ask a friend from the Hawks.
I mean, they get tested, and he smokes nonstop.
Can you hurry? Because I got to be at work in two hours.
I'll hurry, all right? I got you.
[cell phone buzzes] Shit.
[door opens] Hey.
It's me.
[door closes] Hey, what's up? Hey.
What's wrong? You look weird.
I'm tired.
- I just had a long night.
- Mmhmm.
How's Jayde? She's good.
She's going to New York, and then she's going to London.
Uh-huh, with who? I can't keep up.
[chuckles] Right? Uh, she eat? No, not yet? It's cool, we'll pick something up.
You sure? You don't have to do that.
No, no, no.
It's cool.
Maybe you can get, like, an extra hour of sleep in? You'll feel better.
- All right.
- Yeah.
Dispatch, we've got a baby in a residential area, please advise.
Yeah, she's adorable, bring backup.
- What is that? - I don't know.
Could I get Alfred's number? - Uh, sure.
- Thanks.
What do you need Al for? Uh, a friend of mine wants to meet him.
Oh, uh, is it business? 'Cause if it's business, I could set up that meeting, you know? - A lady friend.
- Oh, okay.
Matchmaking that always goes well.
I'm taking a shower.
What what she doing? I don't know.
- What she doing? - I don't know.
What she doing? I don't know.
[coos] King Coco's Crunch-os! The legend is true! Give me that crunch! [giggles] [cell phone buzzes] But only kids can have Coconut Crunch-os! [cell phone buzzes] That chocolate-y, coconut crunch in every bite.
[cell phone buzzes] Oh, I can almost taste it! [cell phone buzzes] Oh, I got to have them Crunch-os! Hello? Hey, Alfred, um, it's Van.
Earn ain't here.
Yeah, I know.
Um I need your help.
All right.
I smoked last night.
Smoked what? Weed.
That thing you sell.
Hey, hey, hey, girl, I don't sell shit.
You better get off my phone, talkin' that mess.
How do you pass a drug test? You smoke? Yes.
Alfred, I am allowed to smoke.
Well, weed is for people who aren't going anywhere, though.
It's, like, for losers.
Like, remember? Listen, I am calling you because I need your help.
Yeah, yeah, but I'm petty, right? I'm Tom Petty.
As much as you be getting on my ass about smoking, girl? Alfred, you have to help me.
You know good and well that you ain't paying Earn anytime soon.
Listen, I can't lose my job because I am all that we have.
Okay? Look, my man, Bibby, he buys piss from somebody and he put it in a condom and he tape it to his leg.
I mean, is there anywhere I could even buy urine at this point? Probably not.
Look, I'll ask around for you, all right? All right.
- Let me know.
- Uhhuh.
["Hit It And Quit It" by Funkadelic] I want you to hit it Good God hit it and quit it I want you to Oh mama hit it God hit it and quit it I want you to Ooh ooh ooh yeah Oh mama hit it Good God hit it and quit it I want you to Ooh ooh ooh ooh You can shake it to the east Shake it to the west Hit it Good God hit it and quit it Yeah all up and down And move it all around Hit it Good God hit it and quit it Yeah You can shake it for dinner Or you could spread it all around Hit it Good God hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it I want you to hit it and quit it You can shake it to the east Shake it to the west Hit it Good God hit it and quit it You can shake it Van.
Alicia, hey.
You running ISS today? Uh, yes, I'm supposed to.
I got Tobias right now.
You want to know what this boy did? - Jamilah Hall? - Here! - Forrest Hunt? - Here.
Tobias Walner? Tobi [indistinct chatter] - Why was he in white face? - I don't even know.
But he gonna get enough of fucking with me.
- I know that.
- Um Okay, just send him to Mr.
Halford 'cause he loves him.
Somebody needs to come get him.
I can't do it, Van, I'm not going to jail today.
Bring Mr.
Halford down, and he will walk him to ISS, okay? Girl, I got to go.
He gonna get enough.
Just [heartbeat thumping] [heartbeat continues thumping] [groans] Ugh! [heartbeat continues thumping] [school bell rings] [heartbeat continues thumping] [balloon pops] Fuck! [intercom buzzes] Vanessa's here.
Please send her in.
Morning, Ms.
I wanted to have a quick chat with you.
- Um, didn't receive your sample - I smoked weed.
Well, urine samples aren't sent off.
The county can't afford quarterly drug tests for its employees, so after the first one, they're really just to keep people on their toes.
Listen, everybody smokes weed.
The system isn't made for these kids to succeed, and you got to shake it off somehow.
- I get it.
- [sighs] But unfortunately, you have admitted the use of an illegal substance to a superior, so I've got to fire you.
To cover my own ass, as well as the school's.
You understand.
Okay, let's say we had this conversation Friday.
That'll give you the week to get your things together, okay? You all right? Come here.
Yeah, you are.
Whoo! You are loud.
I mean, it's all in your hair.
[cell phone buzzes] [school bell rings] Hey, Mike.
["Hit It And Quit It" by Funkadelic]