Star (2016) Episode Scripts

N/A - Showtime

1 Okay so this is what happened before on Star There was nerve damage to your spinal cord.
It's unlikely that you will walk again, Derek.
I'm pregnant.
MICHELLE: Hey, girl, I took your cash to set myself up.
Payback is a bitch.
- I need a fake I.
D.
- Plan on robbing a bank or something? COTTON: The less you know, the better.
- LEONARD: Where's the money, Jahil? - JAHIL: There ain't no money.
I have no idea where he took those girls.
Oh, so you understand us, you just don't speak it that well.
Is that why you came here to America, for a job? You trying to poach my girls? Nah, nah, nah, he ain't finna do nothing.
- Don't move, against the wall.
- You're under arrest for the murder of Otis Leecan.
I could claw my way into much better than our world.
CARLOTTA: Lord, it's a calli, these girls coming to me.
As much for me as it is for them.
And now I might be losing 'em to that Satan named "Fame.
" [phone buzzing] - But thy will be done.
- Hey, Alex.
I had a dream last night about Atlanta NextFest, and we won.
Alex? Are you okay in there? You got morning sickness or something? It's me, Simone.
What you doing here? Why aren't you at your new place? I had to come and get you.
We got a big day ahead of us.
Girl, you telling me? I dreamed about it all night.
We're gonna slay.
You bet your ass we are.
And nobody's gonna stop us.
[distant audience cheering] Nobody.
I bring me Get mine, 'bout mine, go hard Looking for another like me Boy, stop I bring me Whose love is the tightest? Whose kiss is the nicest? What are you doing here? I got another kid I don't know about? Detective Batista called.
He got some more questions, I'm guessing about you.
What, you're the best character witness they could find? I'm screwed.
I got you, Jahil.
Who got you out? Hunter posted bond.
So you tell those girls I got pulled down here? They already rattled enough with that Atlanta NextFest thing.
Good.
No, they need to stay focused.
[sighs] Doesn't look good, Lottie.
They, uh, they got an anonymous tip.
Someone saw my car that night.
Tips don't stick, man.
They're telling me they got blood in the trunk of the ride, so I don't know if they're bluffing or not.
- Doesn't look good - Oh, my God, I'm so glad you're out, Jahil.
I was so worried, I didn't sleep last night.
You look pretty well-rested to me.
You know, we took you in like family, and you played us.
You weren't that hard to play.
And, yes, I speak English really good! Eva, what are you what are you doing? I speak English real well.
Keep her away from me.
Why you talking to her like that, huh? What the hell's wrong with you? - I'm tired of her Jesus praising - You know what? She's walking in there to try to save my ass, all right? I'm sorry, I'm just pissed.
Star has everyone in that salon turned against me.
And you.
You know she's the one who called the cops on you, Jahil.
Come on, now.
Star's a cold, calculating bitch, but she ain't gonna set me up for murder.
Ever since we tricked her into getting me back on the group, she wants you out, and she has everyone wanting that.
No, you're stretching.
I heard 'em talking.
All right, look, just go to rehearsal.
I'll take care of it.
[indistinct P.
A.
announcement] [chuckles softly] Hey, sexy.
How long you been over there? I'm scared about this baby, Derek.
I know you said that [sighs] you'll do whatever I want, but I don't know what I want.
Yeah, you do.
You want me.
- [soft chuckle] Right? - [chuckles] [knock on door] Hey, D.
How you feeling? What's up? What are you even doing here? I'm getting my bottom surgery tonight.
All this pre-op work takes longer than the actual operation.
Cotton! It's going down! I'm gonna have a custom-made kitty cat.
[laughs] Me-ow.
Well, go get to rehearsal.
- I'm going.
And please tell that lazy-ass nurse to bring me some food.
'Cause I'm hungry.
One more.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Atlanta NextFest.
Whoo.
[indistinct shouting in distance] Hey.
Thanks for bailing me out, huh? Hey.
What's the matter with you? I-I did it, Unc.
What are you talking about? What did, what did you do? I-I punched her.
I [sobbing] I punched Star.
Are you out of your damn mind, huh? You're a grown-ass man! You don't ever put your hands on her! [crying]: I love her, man.
What's the matter with you? You're just like your old man! Damn, sobrino.
[sighs] - Hey.
- [crying] Hey.
Shh.
What am I gonna do with you, hmm? I love her.
Just need you to sign this, Ms.
Leecan, then we can release your husband's remains.
Excuse me.
I'm Carlotta Brown, Simone Davis' guardian.
You Ruth-Anne Leecan? How is Simone? How you sleep at night? How you let that child get raped like that? I didn't.
- But I couldn't - What? You couldn't-couldn't what? Pick up a phone? Couldn't find a conscience? What? I'm sorry.
I'm so sorry.
Yeah.
You are sorry.
[chuckles] Who'd you attempt to beat up this time? If you look like that, I can only imagine what the victim looks like.
SIMONE: Yeah, Star apparently got into a fight with some thot over Hunter.
- Thot, thot! - [all laugh] Thot, thot, thot.
How's Derek? Yeah, you decide to keep the baby? Would you really bring this baby on tour? Yo, we could braid its hair just like Derek's.
[Star and Alexandra laugh] I'm so serious.
- Shut up.
- What? Y'all would have really pretty babies.
[Star and Alexandra laugh] No, but for real, she has to think about her future.
Our future.
Hmm.
Okay, so what would you do if you were me, Ms.
Know-it-all? I would go back to New York and get my credit cards back from my father.
I'm sorry, you meant about the baby.
I would get it right, that's what I would do.
But Derek is good people.
So, if y'all decide to keep this little nugget that's in here somewhere - Stop.
I think y'all would be really good parents.
Regardless of the kind we all got.
And I mean all of that.
But I'll never baby-sit.
[Alexandra laughs] - All right, let's go to rehearsal.
- MISS BRUCE: Mm-mm, not yet.
No, ma'am.
- Y'all got to help me open.
- Why would we do that? 'Cause Carlotta's downtown talking to the po-pos.
- About what? - Jahil.
They got him down there on Otis's murder.
Oh, my God.
Come on.
[phone buzzing] - Wait, it's Big Boi.
- STAR: What's he saying? He wants us to meet us at his office.
He doesn't want us to tell Jahil.
The girls are here, Big.
Show them in, Okiko.
What's up, Big? What's up, thirsty girls? STAR: So what's so urgent? If you give me a minute, I'm gonna tell you.
What's up? - Mamacita.
- [Eva chuckles] I expect y'all heard about Jahil's indictment? It's not a good look, especially the day of Atlanta NextFest.
I got some good news.
Jahil's indictment makes y'all contract null and void, thanks to a little clause called force majeure.
It's what Moses was talking about.
BIG BOI: Jahil's out, and I'm in.
- All right.
- Word.
- Atlanta NextFest is the first step.
If y'all lock that up That's on lock.
Let's talk about the future.
How big you want to make it? As big as you can get it.
And then some.
You told me you're looking for love You told me you're looking, baby - For love - So don't look So don't look no further, you got it Someone to tell you secrets To trust - To trust - Don't look So don't look no further, you got it [music stops] What the hell's going on? What's he doing here? Break it down for him.
¿Qué pasa? Big's our new manager.
What? They need me.
So they force majeure-d your ass out.
Is this true? I busted my ass for you all.
You don't understand Oh, I understand.
I killed myself to get you all here, and now you're gonna play me off for this weak ass right here? - SIMONE: Your ass was in jail and he offered to take us on.
What And so what? You didn't just jump now? Huh? What was we supposed to do, Jahil? Wait for you to post bail? This is the biggest night of our lives.
I tried to warn you.
You're the one that called the cops on me, you little snitch.
- Boy, stop! You got yourself locked.
Get your hands off me! - Get his ass out of here.
- This ain't even close to being over.
BIG BOI: Go somewhere and get high.
STAR: Excuse me.
Jahil.
Jahil.
Wait.
I rode hard for you, Star.
Save it.
You got what you wanted and so did I.
What the hell are you talking about? You double-crossing me with Eva, that's what I'm talking about.
Don't ever come at me talking about loyalty.
Yeah, I put her in the group.
So what? You going to the cops? That's next level, Star.
- You really think I did that, huh? - Yeah, I do.
I ain't a snitch, Jahil.
You don't get anywhere where I'm from snitching on people.
You should know that.
You got rid of Otis for us.
And you protected my sister.
Why would I try to get you hemmed up? Huh? You got that girl sleeping in your damn bed, Jahil.
What are you doing? I warned you to stay away from him, huh? - Deal with your own drama.
I told you to stay away from him, right? I'm a big girl.
I can handle Hunter.
Can you? 'Cause the Star I thought I knew, she was lethal.
I guess we both lost our way.
Baby girl, you didn't even know what direction you were headed in before you met me.
Look, I am who and I am, I don't make no excuses for that.
I like to get high once in a while.
So what? But you? You don't even know who the hell you are anymore.
[snorting] If you're not okay with Big Boi, I'll quit.
I don't want you upset.
It was you.
Wasn't it? What are you talking about? You called the cops.
Why would I do You're the only one who could place my car at that site.
I didn't tell anyone else where I buried that body.
- Jahil - You brought me back to my roots! You brought me back to my music.
You brought me back to me! I opened myself up to you.
How could you think that? I fell in love with you, Jahil.
You saved me.
How could I? Jahil.
You know I love you.
You know this is real.
You know it.
How can you think this about me? I could never do that to you, you know it.
I got to get out of here.
I'm going for a walk.
[sighs] Stupid ass.
[laughs] You know exactly what to say You're so clean, I mean that You're so fresh, baby I'm telling you, soon as y'all hit that stage, y'all gonna blow The Shade Room up like a neutron bomb.
[laughs] That's the kind of shade I actually want.
Jahil gonna bust up in here any minute wanting these girls hair done.
We fired him, Miss C.
You what? Who you been fighting? Again? Bruce, can you please just worry about my hair? All I got to do is throw some powder on it.
- COTTON: Hey.
- Hey, Cott.
- STAR: Cott, what's up? - So all the costumes for tonight are packed and ready.
Well, all of them except Star's hoodie.
Damn it.
I think I brought that to me and Hunter's.
I'm sorry, Cott.
I'll get it.
Won't they get all wrinkled in there? Girl, don't you even worry, boo-boo, there's a steamer upstairs and I'll pack it for you.
And then I'm off to the hospital! STAR: Oh, my God! It's today! COTTON: Yes.
I got to check in early before the op.
I mean, you could've picked any other day.
But I'm so happy for you.
Girl.
You coming, Miss C? We got you backstage passes and everything.
After all he did for y'all? He could go to jail for something somebody else did.
And you talking about backstage passes.
I said I'm sorry.
You always saying you sorry and I never feel it.
That's why you came up here? How you get the cash for that surgery so quick? 20 grand in one day? How many times you have to turn yourself out to get that kind of paper? Cotton, it kills me to see you like this.
Hey, that's good.
'Cause the next time you see me, it'll be for the first time.
[sighs] [snorts] Posted at the coffee shop We would sit and talk for hours Never thought in a million years things would change [phone buzzing] Tied to my heart like a kite [music stops] RECORDING: You have one new message.
ARLENE: It's doll, it's Arlene.
They know, Jahil.
They know about those girls you set free.
There's nowhere to hide now.
They're coming for you.
[laughing] [sets phone on table] Trying to cover this bruise up.
It's a tough one.
Yeah, what else are you trying to cover up, Star? Look, you can barely see it if I just wear my hair like Stop.
Hunter did that to you, didn't he? Why are you crying, Simone? You really think I would let a man hit me? For real? Can't believe you would play like that.
Stop.
Why are you lying to me? I know you.
You're my sister.
Yo, I'm about to kill his ass No, you are not.
No, you are not, Simone.
You're not gonna do anything because he's not worth it.
How could you let someone do that to you? You of all people should know that you don't "let it happen.
" Simone, I'm done with him.
All right? I'm done with him.
Star, where are you going? I'm going to Hunter's, that's where I left my hoodie, and I need it for NextFest.
Are you out of your damn mind? What if he tries to do something again? I hope he does.
Star! - I'll see you at NextFest.
- [quietly]: Star, please.
[exhales] [sniffles] [TV playing indistinctly] [knocking on door] [turns off TV] [knocking continues] Hey.
I felt bad about how I came at you at the station.
Can we talk? How did you know where to find me? Never mind that.
What do you want? Otis.
He used to beat you, didn't he? [scoffs] And? And I know how scared you were for the babies.
I mean, if that monster came at them the way he came at Simone Get out.
Come on.
Woman-to-woman.
You knew Otis was coming for Simone.
You knew it and you followed him.
You wanted to make sure he found her, so he would never come after you and them girls, ever.
I mean, you-you were there, at the hair show, weren't you? You did what you had to do.
What he did, to Simone to me.
But not my babies.
No.
As soon as Simone left, he started in on them.
And I couldn't.
I wouldn't let him hurt my babies.
I killed that bastard.
And I'd kill him again if his black ass was still alive.
Oh, baby.
I'm so glad you came back.
I really need to Really? Come on, put that down.
Put it down, Star.
Take one more step toward me, and I will decorate these walls with the inside of your skull, Hunter.
Try me.
You do understand that this is a life-changing decision? And not just for you, but for me and the baby's life as well.
Alex, come here.
[sighs] I want to have this baby.
I want us to have this baby.
Y'all are gonna make me the best version of myself that I've ever been.
I came to Atlanta to make music.
Not to get pregnant.
[laughs] I knew you was gonna say that.
A boy was not in the picture.
And then, here you come.
[chuckles softly] We're gonna have a beautiful baby.
We are.
[phone buzzing] Who is that? It's the girls.
It's showtime.
Go.
Baby gonna need some new shoes.
[laughs] So mama got to get to singing.
Oh, really? Really.
I love you.
I love you.
Where is everyone? I closed up early for that NextFest craziness.
But I'm glad you're here.
I just told the girls the news.
What-what news? Otis's wife confessed.
She did it.
Are you serious? I got it in my phone.
I recorded the whole thing.
[exhales deeply] You in the clear, Jahil.
Wow.
Come here.
You safe now.
Thank you, Miss C.
All right, come on.
Y'all got to get up out of here.
Y'all got a contest to win.
Okay, you're right.
[door opens, closes] You all right? Nah.
They told me they fired you.
But you don't want to talk about it.
'Cause you high, right? You think I could rock that cut right there? - [scoffs] No.
- If I just got, - like, a little shorter and put like, - No.
a little razor right in there.
- Mm-mm.
- No? Damn, Jahil, what you got, a half a jar of axle grease in your hair? - [scoffs] And you smell like a bus station floor.
- Sit down.
- What? What? Are you serious? Just lay your head back, man.
Let me scrub some of this jail funk off of you.
Come on, really? That smell is the worst.
You ain't going to jail, Jahil.
God is good.
I'm messed up about them girls, Lottie.
But you know, I guess I deserve it.
After what I did to you and Mary.
You want my advice? Uh no.
[both laugh] She's still not hitting you back? No, I've been blowing up her phone for, like, an hour.
Oh, man, when's the last time You know, I-I've got to go check on her.
Wait, Simone, what's going on? Well, I hope it's nothing, but can you just get us registered and into the dressing room? And I'll be right back.
All right.
[knocking on glass] Star! Star! [pounding on glass] Star! [pounding continues] [pounding on glass] Hey.
SIMONE: Hi.
Come on in.
What's going on? Where's Star? I don't know, I haven't seen her.
Yeah, that's kind of funny, 'cause I know she came here to get something.
So, she's here, ain't she? You're the crazy one, aren't you? You got a little screw loose, up in your head still? You think Star is here? I'm tired of not being trusted.
Oh [gasps] Get out of here, bitch! [yells] [grunts] [tire iron clatters on floor] Star! Star, are you in here? Star! Star! Oh, my God.
Star! Oh, my God.
Get up.
What did he do? - Come on, come on.
- [panting] - Wh? - I hit him.
Let's go.
Go, go, go.
Wait.
Wait, wait.
- Star, wait, don't - Wait.
I don't know who you thought you were messing with, but I am not the one.
The next time you put your hands on a woman I will kill you.
Simone, give me his hand.
- Star, you don't - Give me his hand! His throwing hand, this one.
- [groans softly] - The one that he plays with.
[sniffles] [gasps, yells] [moans softly] I'm so sorry, baby.
I'll never do it again.
[indistinct chatter] Good Lord, y'all almost made me call the police.
And you know I don't call no police.
Y'all look wore out.
Where's Eva? Come on, are you serious? She's still not here? Unless she in the back doin' one of them stagehands.
With her hands.
[Star sighs, clears throat] [audience cheering in distance] Look who's here.
- What's up? - What's up? We cool and ready.
What's up with you? You don't look too happy.
I mean, you can't be happy when you the bearer of bad news, right? What bad news? I can't sign y'all, man, I'm sorry.
What you mean you aren't signing us? I made a deal with Eva.
I'm goosh, I'm good.
STAR: You made a deal with Eva? Which is why she's not here? Okay, that Latin thing, that's what's poppin' right now.
I'm trying to get to that Pitbull New Year's Eve check, you feel me? See, when I saw Eva rehearsing with y'all, I was like, "Man, that's the total package.
" Then I thought about you.
We know you black, but I might be able to pass you off as a Latina.
And we might be able to do some business later on, but for now, I think I'm-a go with that solo Latin vibe with Eva.
Plus, you got a bun in the oven.
And we don't play with baby mamas.
You dig? Adios, bro.
So, Eva told him you were pregnant and got herself a deal.
Great.
ALEXANDRA: You know what? Screw him.
Screw Jahil.
We've been relying on everybody else, but it's always been us.
You were some chick I contacted on IG and sang, like, what, three bars of "This Woman's Work" for me? And killed it.
[zipper closes] Okay, yes, you did.
And before you were finished, what did you tell me? I said I had a little sister somewhere who could sing.
And before I met you Either of you what did I do? You hopped into our stolen car in New York and drove all the way down to Atlanta.
ALEXANDRA: No, no, no.
Correction I walked away from the Upper East Side of New York, darling.
Like a crazy person.
- Got in a stolen car - That smelled like weed.
and came all the way here to ATL.
Because I believed in you.
I believed in us and what we could become.
I can't argue with that.
Look at how far we've come.
By ourselves.
Yo, 'cause We're your Dreamgirls Boys, we'll make you happy STAR: Not right now.
I'm serious.
Hey, yay, yay BOTH: We're your Dreamgirls Boy - Come on, Miss Bruce.
- We're a dream Okay, okay.
I have news.
- What? - Oh, I can't take no more bad news.
Please.
I decided to keep the baby.
[gasps] Oh, we can do braids.
STAR: Braids! MAN: Girls, you're up next.
- All right.
- Okay.
Let's get it.
- STAR: It's got.
- [audience cheering] We're your Dream [pounding on door] EVA: What happened? [panting] Where's-where's Jahil? Where is he? EVA: Hey [pills rattling] Why aren't you at a hospital? Who did this to you? [groans] What did you do to her? Nothing.
I had nothing but love for her.
Star's not capable of love.
Come here.
Kiss me.
[moans] [audience cheering loudly] Good evening, good evening, ladies and gentlemen.
Atlanta NextFest is proud to introduce to you guys our fifth and final contestants.
This is Big Trouble.
[applause, cheering] ALEXANDRA: Yeah I heard a couple of bad things When you were with me Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah I used to think it was gossip I shouldn't believe My bae And I was going around Thinking you're my baby - Hey, yeah, yeah, yeah - Oh, yeah Boy, you were taking the sugar from every lady Oh, yeah Boy, it went on and on and on Yeah, it went on for way too long Oh, my babe It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it Ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it How could someone so sexy Be so damn repulsive, babe? It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it Baby, all of my ladies would hit me up sayin' You better open your eyes, girl Your boy's been playin' Oh, yeah And even though on the outside You're lookin' so tasty Ooh, yeah Boy, on the inside you're nothin' but shady Na-na, na-na, na-na-na Boy, it went on and on and on Yeah, it went on for way too long Oh, my baby It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it How could someone so sexy be so damn repulsive, babe? It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it It ain't about what Na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na It's all about what Na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na It's all about what Na, na-na, na-na-na Na-na On and on and on On and on and on - Went on for way too long - On, baby Oh, oh, hey, baby On and on and on Oh, baby - Hey - Went on for way too long Ooh It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it How could someone so sexy Be so damn repulsive, babe? It ain't about what you got It's all about what you do with it Na-na, na-na, na-na-na - Na-na, na-na - It's all about what Na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na.
[music ends] [applause, cheering] [cheering] What an amazing show.
Let's get all the contestants back out here, please.
[applause, cheering] The winner of tonight's Atlanta NextFest Honda Stage will get a million-dollar contract.
[applause, cheering] Are y'all ready to find out who the winner is? AUDIENCE: Yeah.
ANNOUNCER: Let me get a drumroll.
[drumroll] And the winner is Big Trouble! [applause, cheering] [applause, cheering continue] [applause, excited chattering] Oh, my God, we did it.
- Girl, we did it.
- We did it.
[chuckles] We did it.
- What? - I think we did.
We won the whole thing.
We won.
Wow.
Ladies, where's your manager? The Atlanta NextFest and Honda people are waiting outside.
Just give us a minute.
Yo, we ain't got a manager.
No, we don't.
Who cares? After that, fools are gonna be knocking on our door trying to manage us.
Yeah, but I don't want anybody phony, I want someone that's Real? You need somebody who is gonna act in your best interests at all times.
I've been around this game, I've seen all the angles and I would never lie to you.
You actually want to do something like this for us, Miss C? - Yeah.
That's one of the most beautiful gestures I've seen.
Girl, you are so nice when you're pregnant.
It's so weird.
Wow, you really know how to ruin a moment.
Do you hear what you just said to her? Yeah, you're super pregnant right now.
[laughs] All right, you all seem excited.
Do I get an opinion? Always.
Do I still got to wash hair? Now, you know don't nobody live under my roof without paying bills.
I got to wash hair, and you're gonna take 10%? - Wow.
- That what you're saying? I was thinking more like 20% - 20% of what? - Oh, you just always got to complain about something, don't you? STAR: What, you didn't hear what she said? Just Y'all didn't hear her? Just know when to She loves you, Miss C.
That's what she means.
Shout out to my translator.
I love you all, too.
Come here.
You're like my bad daughters.
[all laugh] - You guys rocked it tonight.
- Thank you.
STAR: This hug is a lot.
Yeah, I don't, you know, hug that long You know the first thing I'm gonna do, right? Huh? I'm gonna change y'all name from Big Trouble.
- Please do.
- That was a Jahil thing.
Exactly.
Jahil.
Very high.
Plus, y'all act like big trouble, so I might just want to give you something like Jesus' Angels or What? God's Blessings Singers.
- Bye, Miss Carlotta.
- Good job.
Bye.
- Bye.
Love.
- 20%? - But we did it.
- She's tripping.
- Doesn't matter right now.
- She's tripping.
- [laughing] - [screaming] My earring! Yes, yes, here they are, back onstage for one more song, it is Atlanta's NextFest winners.
Y'all give it up for Big Trouble! [applause, cheering] [somber melody playing] Give me my freedom Run from these demons Please don't give 'em a reason I love you, baby.
To spill blood on my sneakers So I just put my hands up Then they throw me in handcuffs They just scared 'cause they don't understand us They try to beat us down When we try to stand up I ain't even doin' nothin' America [gunshot] The beautiful America [gunshot] The murderer America [gunshot] The funeral Oh, America [gunshot] God bless America They say they want freedom Lott.
But I don't believe 'em Mama, am I a girl? Arnold Brown, you're under arrest for grand theft.
- If they just put they - Mama! Hands up Wouldn't reach for my handgun They just scared 'cause they don't understand us Maybe if they tried pullin' they pants up It'd make it easier to run America The beautiful America The murderer America The beautiful Oh, America God bless America Give me my freedom [moaning] [moaning] Oh, baby Yeah Give me my freedom Oh, oh Baby, we won! We won! Oh, congratulations.
SIMONE: We miss you, next door.
I'm gonna come see you as soon as we're done.
Y'all better come see me.
I'm lonely here.
SIMONE: Miss you, next door.
Bye.
Bye.
I love you, too.
I love you.
America The beautiful America - Oh, say the truth of - The murderer What's it like living in America The funeral Oh, America God bless America America The beautiful America No, no, no.
America The beautiful Oh, America God bless America.
[sobbing]