Enlightened s02e06 Episode Script

All I Ever Wanted

We need somebody on the inside Assistants.
I know his assistant.
Told her I would stop by her office, share some of my music with her.
Once she's on the network, we can get on her hard drive.
Alright.
- You found stuff.
- Found stuff? We found the mother load.
She's kind of my friend now.
This is bribery.
It's illegal.
*** So your ex-husband's a big drinker.
He's in the treatment now.
What are you doing? Are you trying to read my mail? It's from ***.
***.
- Good night.
Bye.
- Good night.
What? Fucking gold.
Really? Fucking gold, Amy! Really? Yeah.
It's like the WikiLeaks of Abaddonn.
You're Julian Assange.
Shut up! No.
I won't shut up.
This is so awesome! Are you serious? You've made my year.
I could--I could just fucking kiss you.
Ha! Ha ha! I mean, it's just so freaking exciting, man! Oh, my God.
Jeff, really? I mean, I thought there was a lot there, but then I wasn't sure.
There's so much stuff.
Are you kidding? How about those e-mails with Munger? I know.
We pinned him.
He's literally buying a public official right there in black and white.
This is like "The Pentagon Papers" over here I thought I had a lot before, so I started second guessing myself.
for corporate America.
I mean, that's an overstatement, kind of exaggerating.
By the way, I can't pretend that I understand at all, but the e-mails How you got all this stuff.
I can't believe it.
It's everything you said they were doing.
I know.
It's amazing.
This guy's a scumbag.
You're amazing.
I mean, how brazen can you be? Amygood job.
Thanks! Oh, really.
I know you risked a lot, and I know you worked really hard, so I want you to know what you did was really good, brave, really important.
That's all I ever wanted.
My editor's gonna flip.
I mean, they don't really deserve it considering the fucking peanuts they pay me.
And you won them a Pulitzer Prize, right? Yeah, and there's that.
I mean, I love what I do, and I don't care that I don't have a life, but pay me a living wage, you know what I'm saying, I mean? Whatever.
I'll write a book.
You don't have a life? Not really since I divorced I guess.
When was that? Um, 2007, I think.
What happened, if you don't mind me asking, just to-- No.
I think we just wanted different things, you know.
She wanted kids and dogs and Christmas trees.
I mean, what I want is to live in this world.
I'm greedy.
I want meaning, I want experience, I want, you know, to make a difference and all that bullshit.
That's not bullshit.
I mean, there are tons of women who don't want those things or, you know, a few or whatever, but I don't know.
Maybe she just didn't get you or wasn't the one or Sometimes relationships will close you off and make your world smaller.
That I definitely don't want.
I'd rather be single frankly.
Totally get that.
Yeah, but, I mean, I don't know.
Maybe if you found somebody who wanted, you know, the same things as you, or Yeah.
Sorry this is taking so long.
Eh, it's not a problem.
You bored? Not at all.
You want to stay over? Well, I guess it's kind of late or--wait.
What do you mean? Well, I mean, uh I guess I mean do you want to stay over? Oh, yeah.
My head's spinning, and I'm just--yeah.
There's so much going on.
It's OK.
Um, it's been a while since I, um-- I guess I just--it's a little overwhelming.
It's OK.
No worries.
It's just a thought.
Can it be? Did I conjure you a man not afraid a mind that cannot be contained a life engaged a love not selfish or closed someone to believe in? Is it possible? Can it be? Can you make your own heaven in this life? Can you really get all you ever wanted? So how long you gonna keep me in the dark? About what? About where you've been for two days? Well, I, uh, was in L.
A.
with that reporter Jeff.
You met him.
And? You know what? I don't want to talk to you about this kind of stuff, Mom.
You're so nervous, you don't trust me.
I mean, it would be great if you could be happy for me, but it never works out that way.
Happy for you for what? Things are gonna change soon for the better, so I'll tell you when the time is right, OK? I don't understand.
Do you have a new boyfriend or what? Mom, it's more than that.
The bigger life I dreamed about, I actually think I manifested it.
Be happy, Mom.
Be happy, OK? That's all I need from you.
Hey! How was your weekend? It was all right, I guess.
Yeah? Great! You go to a game or something? I took a really long nap on Saturday.
Oh, cool! Hi.
Hey.
Oh.
So what's the-- what's the good word? Dougie, he said it's gold.
Really? We hit the jackpot.
Fucking tits.
This place can kiss my black ass.
Hey.
Uh, everybody, everybody, I just want everybody to know that you guys are all doing a bang-up job, and don't sweat the small stuff, all right? Easy goes it.
Uh, pat yourselves on the back, and, in fact, take an early lunch.
This stuff will get done when it gets done, all right? Oh, hey.
Hey.
Amy, I feel really bad about what happened with Eileen's computer, and I just--I really don't want you to give anything you found on there to anyone.
Oh.
It's too late.
I mean, I already gave everything over to Jeff.
Yeah, but can't you just tell him, you know, not-- Not to what? Our boss is a crook, Tyler.
I mean, this company is involved in bribing government officials and breaking the law.
Yeah, I know, but I kind of like her, you know? I mean we're sleeping together.
You're sleeping together? Tyler! You know what? Then I don't want you to feel compromised.
I'm not gonna tell you any more.
I'll just leave you out of it.
No.
I want to know what's going on.
Look.
I don't think she's ever gonna know what you did.
Even if she did know, when all this comes to light, I honestly believe that she'll think what you did was courageous.
Everybody will.
Yeah? Hi! How are you? Awesome.
I'm like a pig in shit, but my editor, I can tell he's a little nervous because of all the political fallout, but he's down, he's pumped.
He knows it's huge.
This is a big deal.
I'm so excited, I don't know what to do with myself.
I want to see you.
I miss you.
I want to see you, too.
Well, come over tonight.
Come to you? Yeah.
Come to Riverside.
Uh, well, you know, I'm just really in over my head with this, and, um, yeah, OK.
I'll come out there.
Yeah.
Well, you don't have to.
It's-- No.
I want to.
It's fine.
OK.
Yeah.
I just wanted to see you.
Yeah.
Um, how about I hit the road around 6:00? Oh, OK.
Perfect.
Cool.
I'll just--I'll make a reservation somewhere, and we'll go have dinner.
OK.
Cool.
See you tonight.
OK.
Bye.
Bye.
Shit.
Oh, shit! Oh.
Amy, who is that? It's Jeff.
He's coming to take me to dinner.
He's, like, superearly.
OK.
Um, how do I look? Well, you could use a hair trim.
What?! Mom, he's at the door.
I can't get a fucking haircut! Amy! Coming! Hey! Look who's back.
Hi.
Can I come in? Good to see you.
Oh.
Um, hey.
You look great.
Gosh! Why aren't you in Hawaii? Uh, well, I, um-- I'm fixed.
Heh heh.
I'm serious! No.
So am I.
I needed to get my head back on straight, and look.
Wait a minute.
When did you get back? Uh, about an hour ago, and I just decided I'd come here straight from the airport.
Why? Be-because I wanted to see you.
Why?! Well, that do you mean "why"? I mean, why didn't you call? Well, they just gave me my phone back this morning, and it was dead, so I-- ahem.
Hello, Mother.
Oh.
What's going on here? Can I--can I just say that-- ahem--I'm extremely sorry about what happened, what I did to the door, and I intend to reimburse you for that.
I don't think you should be here, Levi.
Mom, please.
I understand, but things have changed, OK, Helen, and my head's clear now.
Mom, can we have a few minutes, please? I'm OK.
Just go.
OK? Uh, can we just-- um, let's get out of here, let's take a walk or-- Ahem.
Mom, I'll be back! Levi, what the hell? I mean, couldn't you have given it a try? Why didn't you give it a fucking try? I did.
I really got into it.
I did.
I dug deep.
Shut up.
I'm serious.
Wrote in my journal every single day, read every book they gave me, even cried in front of the group a couple times.
Please stop joking, Levi.
I'm not joking.
I'm serious.
Why'd you leave? Why? I had a fucking epiphany.
Here.
What is it? It's a letter I wrote you.
I didn't send it, so I'm just giving it to you.
I--you want me to read it now? Yeah, read it.
It's not-- it's not long.
Amy, car.
Heads-up.
Sorry.
Did you think it was nice? Levi.
Can I just say one thing? Look.
I want to live, I want a life.
I'm done with all the bullshit, and I can do it, but I need you.
Don't--oh-- do that to me.
No.
Listen.
I can be the person that you've always wanted me to be.
I think I can.
Let's get out of the street.
Good job, Tucker! Way to get there, buddy.
This is sacred land, huh? What do you mean? This land knows us, you know? This is where I first dreamed of becoming a baseball player.
Got drunk for the first time under those bleachers.
We used to come here and make out, hide from my dad, your mom.
Grab your stuff, bring it in.
It's like people drive by here, and they see a school, a field.
I see heaven and hell.
Oh, shit.
Sorry.
I'm just-- I'm as emotional as fuck these days.
Guys, bring it in.
OK.
Let's go.
It's sad when you realize that you failed at everything you've ever tried to do.
You're the only one that ever believed in me.
Why did you? Because I loved you.
Hey.
I know you.
You're my heaven and hell.
It's always just been you and me.
Please stop, OK? Just stop.
Why? Why? Because 25 years of this, of, like, waiting and-- what am I supposed to do now? I can do it.
We can flip the script together, Amy.
We can--I can-- Levi, I can't believe you.
No.
We can--we can save each other.
No, we can't.
I know that it's hard.
I know.
Fuck you.
Seriously.
I know, I know.
You don't know.
I begged you, you fucking asshole, over and over again.
I know this story, I know this, OK Look, Amy.
I-- and I'm never, I'm never gonna be enough for you.
You are enough for me.
You are enough I promise you.
Don't promise me.
I do promise.
Look at me.
I don't want this same old sad story.
Me, too.
I want a new story.
It will be new.
It will be brand-new.
You know, that's the beauty of it.
Grab your own stuff.
It can be like grace.
Grace? Yeah.
Life is beautiful.
Over here! Good catch! Thanks! Oh, shit! Uh, hey.
I got to go.
I got to be somewhere.
Where? Um I got a dinner.
Ahem.
Well Levi, I don't know what to tell you.
I just got to-- I need some time to think, OK? OK.
I got to--I don't know what I need.
I just--I need to-- I need to think.
It's OK.
Well, have a good dinner.
I'm gonna just hang here, catch the sunset.
Yeah.
Um welcome back.
Thanks.
Whoa, oh! There you go! You know, we can try again, Amy.
For a baby.
It's not too late.
We can still try.
I'll talk to you tomorrow.
OK.
But you grew up in Iowa? Hey! Hi.
Um, I had a-- just a-- I was just telling Jeff that you just went out for a breath of fresh air, and we were having a wonderful conversation about all the places that Jeff's been to-- Sweden, Thailand Mm-hmm.
Africa! Jeff, of all the places that you've been, which is your favorite? That's tough.
You know, going a place for the first time is something I really love, new adventures.
Um, I'm just gonna be one minute.
I'm sorry.
Jeff, could you just make yourself comfortable, and, uh--and I'll be right back, OK? OK.
Excuse me.
Honey.
Oh, I don't know.
I think I'm just having-- I think I'm having a panic attack.
I just need a second.
I can't, um-- I can't catch my breath right now.
Honey, if you could just sit down.
Honey, just sit down.
Yeah.
I don't know what I should do.
Oh, it's gonna be OK.
It's gonna be OK.
It's gonna be OK.
It's OK.
There you go.
Heh.
Oh, yeah.
Hey.
Sorry.
I had a No worries.
Should we go? Yeah.
Yeah.
You, uh--you have a good time.
Thanks, Mom.
Nice to see you again.
Jeff, you, too.
Bye.
So how'd the writing go today? It's tricky.
It's all about how you frame it.
I think there's just a lot of issues to unpack, but it's gonna be awesome.
Yeah.
Sounds so exciting.
Oh, it's so exciting, maybe too exciting.
You know, it's hard to sit down and focus when you know you have something this good, you know? Right.
Well, whenever you have something, anything Yeah.
I'd love to read it.
Oh, yeah.
No.
Yeah.
Definitely.
I'm happy to see you.
I'm happy to see you, too.