Last Summer of Nathan Lee (2023) Movie Script

- Raise our glass to Dash,
my best man.
- That's Nathan Lee,
the one making the toast.
On this day, he's marrying
his best friend, Dash Garcia.
- Let's party.
- All right, take 72.
- Okay, Dash.
- I'm just kidding.
All right, cool.
- Okay.
- I'm ready. Go for it.
- Have you ever had
a fucked up birthday?
Like, maybe your parents forgot,
or you got drunk and
vomited at your own party?
Well, I knew a kid who invited
his entire third grade
class to Chuck E. Cheese
and no one showed.
- Oh
my God. Jared Collins.
- Jared Collins? Oh, that's...
Well, you know what
was funny about that?
He was oddly cool with it,
but his mom was so devastated.
- I remember that.
- She was crying so bad.
Okay, well anyways,
on my 18th birthday,
I found out that I
have brain cancer.
Rare. Terminal.
How's that for a
birthday present?
Well, I mean, technically
it was the day before,
but still.
It put a...
Dash. Are you crying again?
Hey, gimme that.
You promised we wouldn't
do this anymore.
- I'm sorry.
- It's fine, but...
- I don't think I
can keep doing this, Nathan.
- You can. We have to.
- For what? Why?
- I don't want
people to forget me.
- Do you think people are
gonna forget about you?
You think I'm gonna
forget about you?
- No, not you.
I just wanna leave
a lasting memory.
You can show it at
our 10 year reunion.
"Last Summer of Nathan Lee."
- Oh my God, I fucking
hate that title.
- Come on.
Just jump in with me.
- No, I
don't know, Nathan.
- It'll be fun.
- Okay. Fine, whatever.
- Okay, well, time is
literally running out.
- Hey, no one knows
what the future holds, okay?
- Yeah, well the
odds aren't great.
- So what are
you gonna do about it?
- Well, first off, I am
not gonna die a virgin
'cause how embarrassing is that?
"Here lies Nathan
Lee. He never got any.
- Okay, they would
never put that on a tombstone.
- Yeah, I just wanna have
as much sex as possible
before I-
- Don't say it.
- Before I die.
What? It's the truth.
I've been sleepwalking
through life.
Academic Decathlon,
student council, Mathletes.
- Eating all
your vegetables.
- And what was it all for?
The clock is ticking.
- Okay, hold
on for a second.
Dude, you're student council
president and valedictorian.
Those accomplishments
mean something.
- Should we do it again?
- Yes, please.
- Okay.
I've been sleepwalking
through life.
- Have you seen April?
- Oh, good morning to you,
too, Young Master Caleb.
- Good morning.
Hey, Dash.
- Hey.
- No, I haven't seen
April, unfortunately.
- I left my AP Bio
notes in her car.
It's an open note test
and I'm gonna fail.
- Oh, here.
I actually have
them right on me.
- Really?
- Take it.
- Thanks. I'll get
this to you at break.
- Don't worry about
it. Good luck, man.
- Thank you.
- Okay, you keep saying,
"Oh, the clock is ticking
and the sky is falling."
But honestly, I really
don't think it's ticking
as loud as you think.
- Never send to know
for whom the bells toll.
- So
are you gonna tell me,
anyone in particular
you have your eye on?
- No one in particular.
- Okay.
Oh, April.
- That calc final was killer.
- Hi, April.
- Hey Dash.
- What can we do for you?
- Pool party tomorrow at
Sasha's. Seniors only.
Are you coming?
- We can't.
We're going to a special
matinee tomorrow.
- Dash, you can go to
the movies anytime.
- No, we'll be there.
Text me the address.
- Cool. See you later.
Going back to my book.
It's getting juicy.
- Wait, hold on a second.
Since when do we do parties?
This tastes like shit.
- What are you talkin'
about? It's so good.
- Well...
Hey, are you sure you don't
wanna talk to your dad about it?
- No.
My dad, he just
kind of always assumed
I wouldn't date till college
and I never questioned that.
I never really questioned
anything he said.
- Yeah. You know who else
didn't question anything?
My mom.
She still thinks I'm gonna
meet a nice girl after college,
get married, and give her
lots of grandchildren.
- But your dad.
- Oh no, he knows I like guys.
He just wants grandchildren.
The first born in the
US for some reason.
- My dad and I, we don't
talk about love or sex,
oof, or any of that.
After my mom died, we
didn't really talk at all.
- You can make
more of an effort.
- Yeah, but he could
also meet me halfway.
You know he talks to Ruby
like all the time.
- Okay,
but that's because
Ruby is adorable.
- Yeah she is.
My mom was the bridge.
- Hey. It's not too late, okay?
- Yeah.
- See you tomorrow afternoon?
- Wait, you're
going to the party?
- Winston carries
the weight of the world
on his shoulders.
His forehead is permanently
creased with worry.
Ruby has the energy of a person
with her whole
life ahead of her.
- So, how was everyone's day?
Okay, does anyone want to
ask me, Ruby, how my day was?
- How was your day, Ruby?
- It was good. Thank
you for asking.
- You're welcome.
- We did go on a field trip
to the observatory today.
- Oh, nice.
I haven't been there in a while.
- Really? It was cool.
Oh, wanna know some
interesting facts about Venus?
- Yes.
- Well, Venus'
rotation spins so slow,
that 243 Earth days are
equal to one Venus Day.
- Wow.
- Mm-hmm.
- That is a fun fact.
- And Venus' rotation
spins backwards.
- Backwards?
- Mm-hmm.
Time is doing some
crazy shit up on Venus.
- Meimei, what'd I say about
language at the dinner table?
- Sorry.
- Why is she recording
me with that thing?
- Oh, Nathan just
asked me to do it.
- Yeah, it's just something
I'm filming for fun.
- Turn it off.
- Dude, who
are you texting?
- April. I'm letting her
know we're here, relax.
- I need a drink.
- Hey!
- Hey, what's up?
- Nothing much. Oh.
- Wow, this is a party.
- I know, right?
Oh, it's the documentarian
and his favorite subject.
Glad you guys could make it.
- Hey, where's Sasha?
- She's around here somewhere.
- Wow, this house is huge.
- Isn't it? Come on.
Look who rolled up, Caleb?
- What's up?
- Nathan!
What's up, man?
- Good to see ya.
- Good to see you, too.
- Wow, I like your outfit.
- Thanks.
It's nice to see you, Dash.
- Yo.
- Can I get you
something to drink?
- Yeah,
what are you having?
- Rum and coke.
- I'm good.
- Yeah, I'll do the same.
- Do you guys mind if I
borrow Nathan for a while?
- Oh, no, he doesn't mind.
- I guess I don't mind.
- Okay.
- Well, make sure
you take a drink.
- Oh, come on.
Woo hoo! Let's party.
Are you filming me?
- Dash and I
are recording a project
for his senior year.
Is that cool?
- Sure.
Come in.
- I
don't have a swimsuit.
- Feels good.
Gimme the phone.
- What?
- Gimme the phone.
- Okay.
- Take everything
off and come in with me.
- Um...
- Are you afraid of me?
- Fuck it.
- There you go.
- Oh, fashion design?
- Hope so.
- Oh nice.
Here or New York?
- Wherever I get
accepted. Hopefully FIDM.
What about you?
- Film school. Yeah.
- That's cool. Makes sense.
Here or New York?
- I prefer New York.
Need to get away, you know?
- I get it. But I love it here.
Beach. The sun.
- Yeah, no, I hate the sun.
- You're not a vampire, are you?
The hot tub's
free. You wanna go?
- I didn't
bring a bathing suit.
- You can put your feet in.
- Where are we going?
- To get some privacy.
- Um...
- Come on.
- Whose room is this?
- It's ours. Come here.
- So, who are your
favorite directors?
- You've probably
never heard of them.
- Try me.
- Okay, well, I love
big classical musicals.
I really love Robert Wise and-
- "Sound of Music"?
"West Side Story"?
- Yeah. And Vincent Minnelli.
- "Gigi."
- "An American in Paris."
- Wow, look at you!
- Love those costumes.
- Oh, that last scene?
Most magical thing
ever put on film.
- Can I get you another drink?
- Uh, just a Coke this time.
Have a feeling I'm
driving tonight.
- Was that
your first time?
- Was it that obvious?
- It was nice.
- Nice?
- Really nice.
- Okay, how about you?
- No.
Remember sophomore year when
we traveled to Sacramento
for the Academic Decathlon?
- Yeah. Yeah, that was fun.
- Yeah, it was.
And we were alone in
your room talking.
- Yeah, I remember that.
- Why didn't you kiss me?
- Um, I guess I was afraid.
- Of me?
- No! No, no.
- I was afraid 'cause I didn't
wanna impact our friendship.
- But friends can kiss.
Friends can have sex.
- I guess I never really
thought of it that way.
- Well, that's why I kissed you.
- Well, okay, fine.
I regret not kissing you
'cause this coulda
happened two years ago.
- Yeah.
Yeah, a lot could've
happened in two years.
- Oh my God.
- Anyway, I just feel like
we've spent so much time
studying and working
our asses off
just to get into good colleges.
High school is almost over.
- You're right.
It's almost over.
- So what kind of
fashion design do you wanna do?
- Dad!
- It's difficult.
- I mean Dash!
I have officially left boyhood
behind and entered manhood.
- Did he
just call me Dad?
- And I hereby declare that
my adult life may be short,
but it shall be sweet.
- Nathan does not
drink much, does he?
- And you, my father.
- Pretty sad.
- There on the sad height.
- Oh, it's a
night of many firsts.
- Curse, bless me now with
your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle
into the good night.
- When did he learn this?
- Rage!
Rage against the dying...
- Light.
- Hell yeah!
- What's happening?
- I don't know.
- I have to puke.
- Oh my God. Okay.
- No, Nathan, not here!
Let's go.
- Do you need help?
- I'm good.
Hey, Nathan, you good?
- Oh, hey, Dash.
Yeah, it's unlocked.
- Oh God,
it smells in here.
- What's up, dude?
- Hey man.
You know what, maybe I should-
- No, no, don't stop recording.
We gotta get
everything, you said.
Even the vomit.
Here. Come here.
Oh shit, I flushed it.
- Thank goodness.
- Oh, hey, wait. I wanna
show you something.
Have you seen these before?
It is a mini toothbrush
with toothpaste
and it has a toothpick on it.
It's all in one.
- Great for
moments like this.
- I gotta brush my teeth.
- Yeah, okay,
I'm gonna go, Nathan.
I'll be with Caleb
in the pool, okay?
- Have fun.
- I'm just so happy he's
finally allowing himself
to blow off some steam.
I mean, Nathan is
one of the smartest,
most ambitious people I know,
but he deserves a break.
- That's funny 'cause
he says the exact same thing
about you, April!
- It's true, though.
You work hard.
- I try.
- Hey, you guys
know that Nathan and I
are documenting
senior year, right?
- No shit.
- Okay, okay, okay,
but I wanted to ask you guys,
would you be willing to record
some stuff from time to time?
- Of course.
- Dash?
- Hi!
- Sorry, I wasn't-
- You're welcome to film me.
- No, no,
I wasn't trying
to film you or anything, I-
- Shh.
- What am
I listening for?
- Only you know.
- What
are you listening for?
- The sounds of the universe.
The sun falling from the sky.
The confessions of the moon.
- Sorry, I
didn't mean to intrude.
I should get back to the party.
- You can stay, if you want to.
- Have we met?
- We had world history
together freshman year.
- I don't
remember. I'm sorry.
- It's okay. I'm Lorelei.
- Lorelei. Lorelei Wu?
So, I'm documenting
our senior year
with my best friend Dash.
Is that cool?
- Yeah. Totally.
- Okay.
You could cut this
part out, Dash.
Okay, so you do
plays now, right?
- Mm-hmm.
- Theater department?
- Theater is everything.
- Aww.
You know what's funny?
You can't hear anything
from the party up here.
- That's why I came up here.
I got scared.
- Are you scared now?
- No. I'm safe now.
It'll be dark soon.
And then we'll be
able to see Venus.
You can always find it because
it's the brightest light
in the sky after the moon.
- Well I have a fun
fact about Venus.
Did you know that
Venus rotates so slow
that one day on Venus equals
200-something Earth days?
- 243.
- That's it.
- Yeah.
- You would be forever
young on Venus.
What would you do with your
life if you were forever young?
- I don't know.
- You seem like the type of guy
who would have a 10-year plan.
- Okay, what would you
be doing in 10 years?
- This. Staring at the
infinite sky and dreaming.
- Wait, should
I actually do it?
- Yes.
- Okay.
- I'm thirsty.
- Yes!
- Oh, thank you.
- You're welcome. That's
why we brought you water.
- Oh yeah, no, you weren't
gonna spill it on me,
were you, Ruby?
- Mm-mm, mm-mm.
Nope. If anything,
Dash was gonna do it.
- Traitor!
- Yes, traitor,
traitor, traitor!
- So congratulations,
you've officially graduated
from being a virgin.
It'll be boring sex from now on.
So what are your plans now?
- I don't know.
I feel like the doors
are wide open now.
Girls, guys, non-binary.
- Wait, guys?
- Shh.
Don't need to announce
it for the world.
- Sorry.
- Wait, but you never
said anything about guys.
- I'm not gay now.
No offense.
- Obviously.
None taken.
- I'm nothing now. I'm just me.
- I can't get her outta my head.
- Are you gonna-
- The things she
said last night.
What? What'd you say?
- I'm sorry, I was
just gonna ask you
if you were gonna text her.
- I would, but I
don't have her number.
- You don't?
- No.
- Wait, who are
you talking about?
- Lorelei.
- Who the fuck is Lorelei?
- Lorelei Wu. Who are
you talking about?
- Oh my God, April!
- April? Yeah, April
and I are just friends.
I mean, that's what she said.
- Oh, so wait, what
happened to the whole,
"Oh, I've left boyhood behind
and officially entered manhood"?
- Wait, what? I said that?
- Yeah, exactly like that.
- I said like,.
- Yeah.
- I did it just like that?
First of all,
that's embarrassing.
I don't know.
- What's there to know?
- I don't know. Feelings.
- The feelings.
- Okay, how about you and Caleb?
- There is no me and Caleb.
- Oh, I saw you and Caleb
last night at the party.
- Because I don't feel
comfortable at parties.
- Well, you sure looked
comfortable with him.
- Well, he's not my type.
- I didn't say anything!
Stay outta my bubble.
So many pills and
none of them are fun.
Bottoms up.
- Listen to me.
I need you to close your eyes.
Keep them closed.
You're going to eat this, okay?
I trust you.
I trust your memory
will include me.
I trust you'll find me again.
You'll find me.
- Bravo.
- Oh my God!
- Oh no!
- Well.
There goes the tree.
- That was amazing.
- Thank you, Nathan.
Aren't you supposed
to be in class?
- Okay, when
am I realistically
ever gonna use calculus?
- Architecture,
medical sciences,
engineering, and statistics.
- We have
That was beautiful.
- Thank you.
- What was it from?
- It's a monologue from
a play I'm writing.
- You're
writing a play?
- Mm-hmm.
I can't sit around
and wait for someone
to write a part for me.
- Wow. I
love that attitude.
What's it about?
- It's about a woman
who travels back in time
to redo a relationship
that ended badly
by eating human hearts
that grow in a magical tree.
- That sounds
gloriously insane
and I need to read it.
- Sure.
- And one of our first family-
- Hey!
Where the hell were you?
- Hanging out with
Lorelei. Is that okay, Dad?
- Dad?
Oh, oh. Oh!
So I'm Dad now. Is that it?
Oh, okay, son!
- Oh geez.
- So what, we
just ditch class now?
- Do you guys know
each other, by the way?
- Nice to meet you, Dash.
- Hi.
- Well, I was thinking maybe
we can all get
coffee or something?
- Yeah, that would be fun.
- And pie?
- Fine. Just
'cause I like pie.
- I knew that would work.
And he doesn't
- Oh, he doesn't like-
- That's a trick question.
- It's the best game, though.
- Dash, what's
your favorite board game?
- Monopoly.
- I love Monopoly.
- Ah, boring.
Wait, how many monologues
do you have memorized?
- 50.
- 50. Five-zero.
- Mm-hmm, five-zero.
- No way.
- You can test me if you want.
- I can test you? Okay.
How about "Romeo and Juliet"?
- Act Two, Scene Two.
- "Just but by name
that is my enemy.
Thou art thyself,
though not a Montague.
What's Montague?
It is nor hand, nor
foot, nor arm, nor face,
nor any other part
belonging to a man.
Oh, be some other name!
What's in a name?
That which we call a
rose by any other word
would smell as sweet."
- Oh my God, that's so good.
- Thank you.
- Can I give you another one?
- Uh-huh.
- Okay, here's a test.
How about my boy,
David Henry Hwang.
- Okay.
F-O-B. "FOB."
Grace becomes the woman warrior.
- "Fa Mu Lan sits and waits.
She learns to be still while
the emperors, the dynasties,
the foreign lands flow past,
unaware of her slender form,
thinking it a tree in the woods,
a statue to a goddess long
abandoned by her people.
But Fa Mu Lan, the woman
warrior, is not ashamed.
She knows that one who
can exist without movement
while the ages pass
is the one to whom
no victory can be denied.
It is training to wait and
Fa Mu Lan the woman warrior
must train for she is
no goddess but girl.
Girl who takes her
father's place in battle.
No goddess but woman,
warrior woman."
- Oh my God.
Okay, I am impressed. All right.
Dash, you gotta give her one.
- I can't think of any.
- What do you mean?
You're the theater nerd.
- Well, apparently not.
Miss Juilliard
audition over here.
- Wow.
- Do you guys seriously
film everything?
- Oh. Do you have a
problem with that?
'Cause that'd be
really unfortunate,
'cause if you're gonna
be hanging out with us,
it's kinda part of the deal.
- Oh, I don't mind at all.
I'm an actor. I'm
used to it.
- She's an actress.
- So, Dash and I are actually
documenting our senior year.
When we can't do this,
do you mind stepping
in to help us film?
- Yeah,
I could totally step in.
- Nathan. Shut up.
- Well, Lorelei, did you
know Dash is applying to NYU?
- Oh my God, are you
applying to Tish?
- Film School.
- Film School.
I'm applying to the
drama department.
- Really?
- Yeah, wouldn't it be so
sweet if we both got in?
- You guys could be
a filmmaking team.
- Yeah.
- That's cool, right?
- Plus we would know
someone in New York.
- To New York.
- New York!
- Come on, Dash.
- New York!
- My head
is going to explode.
- You're going to see
the acupuncturist.
- It won't work.
- It will!
- Here. Here.
Take it!
- The light.
- Baba?
- It's too bright.
- Meimei, go back to bed.
- I got in. I got into NYU.
- You got into NYU.
- I got into NYU.
Oh my God!
- You got into NYU!
Oh my God!
- I got in!
- NYU!
- You're going to New York!
- Yes.
- Director Dash.
- New York.
- Director.
- All right, enough
of that. Okay.
- What?
- Moment we've been waiting for,
Mr. Nathan Lee.
- Oh, stop.
Don't look at me.
- It is time to reveal
that you just got accepted-
- Don't say it. Don't say it.
Don't, don't, don't say it.
- Into Yale.
- Don't die.
You're not gonna get me now.
- Oh come on.
- Open it. Open it.
- Student council president
and valedictorian.
- Open it, bitch.
- You didn't get in?
That's bullshit. Give it to me.
- I got in to Yale.
- You got in to fucking Yale.
You got into Yale!
- I know.
- You got into Yale.
- I got in to Yale.
Oh my gosh!
- Oh my God!
- We're going to college!
- We're going to college!
- We're going to college!
- Dad!
- Yes! Yes!
- I can give you
some qigong exercises
after we're done here
to help with the headaches
and the nausea.
- So, how you doing?
- How do I look?
- You look amazing.
- Oh, thank you.
- You got a lotta
needles in your head.
- A lot.
Dad, you're not listening to me.
- Yes I am.
- I'm not going to Yale.
- Yes you are.
- What's the point?
- The point is to
continue your education.
That's the point.
- What education?
There's another kid out there
who can probably
graduate in four years.
- You will graduate
in four years.
- I'm not gonna be
around next year.
Face the facts.
- You don't know that!
- Ruby, we've talked-
- Nathan, stop.
- I'm sorry.
I feel good right now, okay?
I'm sorry, that was messed up.
We can take it day by day. Okay?
- Nathan, listen to me.
- Can we not talk
about this tonight?
- You'll say yes to them.
- Dad, I've already decided.
- It was your
mother's dying wish.
- Baba, this isn't about her.
- It's the truth.
- Okay. Fine.
I'll say yes.
I'm going to Yale.
- All right, Nathan, why
the fuck are we here?
You stopped me from
watching anime.
- All right,
I have a surprise.
- Is it a present?
- No, it's not a present.
- So?
- Not everything's a present.
- Okay. So what is it?
What the fuck am I looking at?
- Oh, shoot. It's on locked.
Lorelei got into NYU.
Isn't that amazing?
- That is fantastic.
I am so proud of her.
- Okay, you're gonna have
a friend in New York.
- Nathan, I already know
someone in New York.
- You don't know anyone
in New York.
- You.
- I'm gonna be in New Haven.
- Same damn thing.
New New York and Connecticut,
it's like they're cousins
except Connecticut's
less interesting.
- Is that how you
feel about, okay.
Well, anyways.
- No, no.
I'm so happy that you're
going to Connecticut.
- Okay, well, whatever.
- For college.
Good for you.
- Well, anyways, I already
told her we're going,
so let's just...
- Wait. Going where?
- To dinner with her
tonight to celebrate.
She lives like 10 minutes away.
- What the fuck? I
thought we had plans.
- Yeah, we could go to
the movies whenever.
- But I wanted to go tonight.
- Okay, but-
- You don't wanna celebrate
with just me?
- No, I think it'd
be a good idea
for all three of us to
celebrate getting into college.
It's a big deal.
- Okay, wait a second.
I don't feel comfortable
with celebrating
with her.
- What is your problem
with her?
- I just,
I haven't known this
girl for three weeks!
- Okay, but I know her.
- And now you want me to
just hang out with her?
- Yeah, but just trust me.
- Is this because you
wanna have sex with her?
- No! What?
Why would you even say that?
- "I wanna have sex
as much as possible
before I die."
- I already did that.
I already did that.
Look, she's.
Okay, fine, she's hot.
But that's not why I
wanna hang out with her.
She's just smart and
driven and creative
and she doesn't give a shit
what anyone thinks about her.
She reminds me of
someone else I know.
- Fine. Is she at least cooking?
That was delicious, Lorelei.
- Thank you. It's
my mom's recipe.
- It's good.
- So you live here
all by yourself?
- Kind of.
My older sister is
supposed to be here,
but she's always over
at her boyfriend's,
so she has failed
her sisterly duties.
- And what about your parents?
You said they're in Dongguan?
- Mm-hmm. They own a
textile factory over there,
so they're never
- Well, are they coming
back for graduation?
- No, they're not coming
back for graduation.
They think high school
graduation is silly.
"College graduation
is more important."
That's what they said.
- It must be so great
to have the place
to yourself, though, right?
- It's fine.
- Does it get lonely?
- Mm, well, not when
I talk to, like,
the imaginary
characters in my head.
Like not random voices,
but like, I talk to, like,
the characters in the play
- I got that.
- that I'm writing.
- You're writing a play?
- Yeah, the play. Yeah.
- No, I get that. Yeah.
So, okay, so I
have a confession.
I love being able
to work on my craft.
So what I do is that I
record literally everything
and then I-
- I can tell.
- And then I edit it so
it comes out perfect,
or, like, at least
better than real life
'cause I don't know if you
can make things perfect.
I don't know, I'm sorry.
I'm gonna stop talking
now. I'm babbling.
- That's okay.
I don't think life or
art can be perfect,
but it's, like, the process
that makes it enjoyable?
Or I don't know.
It's like, it's all
in the process, right?
- Yeah. I get that.
- Let's turn on some music.
- Yeah! Yeah, sure.
- Okay.
Get some tunes on!
Come on, dance party time.
Come on, Dash!
- No, I'm good.
You guys have fun.
You guys look great.
- Hey.
- What is going on?
- Come on.
- Come on.
- Aww, come on.
- Dash.
- Come on!
- Okay!
You're ruining the hair.
- That's good.
- Your turn.
- You like that?
- Oh!
- That's great.
Didn't know you
were a dancer, Dash.
- I am not even.
Well I'm, okay.
- Are we doing a
picture or a video?
- Video.
- We can screen grab
it in 4K footage.
It's the future.
All right. Pose!
Pose. Pose.
- You copied my pose.
- Another pose.
- Oh no, I'm falling.
- Hurry up.
- Oh God.
- Don't die. Don't die!
We just graduated.
- Hey, Dad. This is
my friend Lorelei.
- Hi, it's nice to
meet you, Mr. Lee.
- Good to make
your acquaintance.
Nathan, get the glasses.
- Oh yeah, sorry.
Here you go.
- Thanks.
- All right.
- All right!
- Oh my God.
- None for you, Ruby.
- Oh my God.
- I'll clean it up afterwards.
- All right. Wait,
Ruby, get the mop.
- To Nathan and his friends.
May their path to success
have no boundaries.
- Ruby, I was
serious. Get the mop!
- Do you think it
would be appropriate
to add what we shot last
night into the film?
- Can I tell you
my honest opinion?
- Of course.
- So when we started
this process, you said,
"Let's film everything."
- I know I-
- Everything.
And before you interrupt,
when we started,
we also said we were going
to live life to its fullest.
At the end of the
day, it's your movie.
But I think you should
do what's best for it.
And remember what we said at
the beginning of this journey.
Did you have fun last
night, though?
- You did phenomenal.
You were fantastic.
Out of my entire sexual history,
you were the cream of the crop.
- Oh my God.
Okay, I'm just gonna hug you
before you say any more.
- Wait.
Wait. Wait.
- Okay, sure.
Yep. Sorry.
- Are we good, though?
- We're good.
- Lorelei?
- Mm-hmm.
- I wanted to ask you
something about Nathan.
- Yeah, sure.
- Are you, like...
Are you, like, dating him or
are you his girlfriend or...
- We're, like, friends.
- Friends?
- Yeah, friends.
- Just friends? Nothing else?
- Why?
- Well, do you...
he looks at you differently .
Yeah, he kinda looks
at you differently.
- He does?
- Mm-hmm.
He kind of looks like, he
looks at you like he's thinking
about his future,
and I don't know.
Do you like him?
- I like him.
- Wait, really?
- Yeah, I like him.
- But, like, as a friend
or more than that?
- We haven't, like,
talked about that
type of stuff yet.
So, like, I don't know.
So maybe, like, we'll talk
about it in the future.
- In the future.
- As he's staring at me
thinking about his future.
- Esteemed guests.
Hey, guys, sorry to interrupt.
I just wanted to take a
second to congratulate
the Madison High graduating
class for a job well done.
We made it!
- Yes!
- And I love you all.
- Aww.
- We love you, too!
- And I also wanted
to thank my amazing,
sky-gazing dreamer partner
in crime, Miss Lorelei Wu,
for hosting this soiree.
So, if you have a drink in
hand, raise it to Lorelei.
- To Lorelei.
- Lorelei!
- All right, let's party.
I need another drink, though.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Oh, so I heard
about the Fashion Institute.
- Thank you.
Congratulations on NYU.
- Thank you,
thank you. Appreciate it.
Looks like we're makin'
our dreams come true, huh?
- You don't seem so
excited about that.
- I am.
I don't know, dude.
Hey, I've been
meaning to call you.
I'm sorry I haven't called.
- It's okay.
Tell me what's goin' on.
- Hey, you.
- Hey.
- What are you
doin' hiding over here?
- I'm just pouring
some more juice.
- Juice?
- Yeah, I'm not
drinking tonight.
I wanna remember everything.
- You're right, Nathan.
Pretty soon you'll be off
to Yale and me to Berkeley.
- We still have the summer.
- We do, don't we?
Come here.
- What?
- Let's
make the most of it.
- You know, I used to imagine
what it'd be like
to be with him.
Not like that, though.
Not with another person there.
- Do you love him?
- Like a brother.
He's my best friend, and
now this thing has happened.
- You should
talk to him again.
- I don't know.
- You should
talk to Lorelei.
- Definitely not.
- Hey, thanks for not
judging me, by the way.
- I would
never judge you.
You're too cute.
- Stop that.
- I'm not gonna stop.
- You're cute!
- You need to hear it.
- You're cute!
- You need to hear it more.
- Hey.
Have you guys seen Nathan?
- No.
- Dash, can you look at me?
- But you were-
- You should text him.
- I did.
- Well, I don't
know where he is.
- Okay.
- Actually, can we talk?
- You know, Lorelei, I don't
wanna do this right now.
- I'm gonna go
get us something to drink.
- No, please, stay.
- Look, I didn't
expect for things
to happen the way they did.
- Me neither.
- But they happened,
and I don't think we
should apologize for it,
and there shouldn't be
any shame or judgment
or, like, weird-
- Well, I'm not judging you,
- You are judging me.
- Since when?
- Since we've met.
- Okay, look, don't
take it personally,
but I don't even know you.
- That's because you don't
want to get to know me.
- I just don't get why
you're here all of a sudden.
- I live here.
- No, not here, Lorelei.
I mean with me and Nathan.
- Okay, well, Nathan
approached me.
I didn't know you all
were in an exclusive club
or something.
- It's not an exclusive club.
- What is this second grade?
- Wait. Mm.
I've known Nathan
since second grade.
You don't know what you
are walking into, Lorelei.
- What am I walking into?
- Lorelei, there was
a whole relationship
before you came
into the picture,
and there will be
one after, okay?
You're just a phase.
- Nathan, what's wrong?
- This
is Lorelei's Room.
- Yeah, so?
- She trusts me.
- Oh, okay.
- So are you and
Lorelei a thing?
Are you guys a couple?
And we'll still be
friends for sure.
Getting warmer.
- Lorelei.
- So you've just been
in my room this whole time.
- No, no, it's not
what it looks like.
- It's not what it looks,
it looks like you were just
about to have sex with April.
- Lorelei, we didn't have sex.
- April and I are just
friends. Nothing happened.
- Just friends?
We're just friends and
where did that lead us?
- Lorelei.
- Fuck you.
- How are you doing?
- I think I'm a dick.
- You're not a dick.
- Mm, hey, I need to talk
to you about Lorelei.
What's up?
- I did something bad.
- What?
- Lorelei caught me with April.
- Oh.
- Shit.
Should I stop recording?
- No, we need it all.
What happened?
- The thing is I
didn't do anything.
I mean, she brought
me to her room
and we were going to have sex,
but we didn't actually do it.
- That's
good then, right?
- But she still thinks I did it.
- You didn't wanna hurt
her feelings, did you?
- I ended up hurting
her feelings anyways.
- Nathan. Nathan, what's up.
- My head.
- This was just supposed
to be a casual thing.
And now I'm letting
feelings get in the way
and I feel, like, fucking
stupid for trusting someone
that I barely even
know and like-
- Lorelei?
- Can you not?
I'm kind of in the
middle of something.
- No, I'm sorry, but I
just wanted to apologize.
I had no idea that you
and Nathan were a thing.
- Not a thing.
We're not anything.
Like, I don't know what we are.
- Well, I promise
you nothing happened.
- It's none of my business.
- No, it is your business.
I feel horrible.
Like, I had no idea.
And I wanna tell you the
truth and do the right thing.
So yes, Nathan and I did
have sex once before,
but we're just friends, though.
Seriously. Honestly, we're
just friends, Lorelei!
- Hey Nathan, do you
want me to call your dad?
- Is he okay?
- I don't know.
- I can't see.
- What do you
mean you can't see?
- This happens sometimes
when the headaches hit.
I think I have to puke.
- Oh God.
- What's going on?
- Did he drink too much?
- He didn't drink anything.
- Nathan, can you sit up, buddy?
- Come on. I have
your pills here.
- Dash?
What's going on?
- Hey, do you mind if I talk
to Lorelei alone for a minute?
- No problem.
- Yeah, sure.
We should probably go
break up the party anyway.
- Thanks.
Come on.
- Dash,
what's wrong with him?
- Lorelei, there's
something you should know.
There's a reason that Nathan
wants everything recorded.
Now, he made me swear not
to tell anyone, but well...
He obviously loves you, so.
- Hey, April.
- Hey.
- What do you
think is going on?
- I have no idea.
- Is Nathan sick?
- I don't know.
What do you think?
Like, has Dash said
something to you?
- Nothing.
He's told me nothing.
- I mean, this
doesn't seem good.
- Yeah, but...
- Ya know...
- What?
- He has lost a lotta
weight this past year.
- Boo!
- Jesus.
- Good morning.
- Sorry about the toast.
- Not the first time.
So who else knows?
- No one.
- April and Caleb probably
suspect something.
- Sorry, man.
- No, you're good.
- I'm sorry, Lorelai, I'm...
- You don't need to apologize.
- No, I feel like I
should've told you.
It's important and I
just didn't want anyone
to look at me differently
or pity me, or-
- I don't pity you.
You're more alive
than anyone I know.
- He wasn't
always like that.
It was all homework
and studying.
- Okay.
I don't know, I feel
like my brain's creating
extra dopamine or
serotonin or something.
Like it's trying
to overcompensate.
- Well, if anyone can
beat this, it's you.
- Thanks, Dash. Our
eternal optimist.
- What?
- Man., I'm on Team Optimism.
- Oh, we should
get T-shirts made.
- Oh, that's actually
not a bad idea.
- We should get T-shirts made.
- But I feel like we're
missing a couple members.
Should I tell April and Caleb?
Hold on, people don't do that.
Hold on, let me, let me...
- Nathan, Dash,
and I became inseparable
that summer and the house
became sort of our summer house.
We hardly ever left.
- Ooh, hot, hot, hot.
- Five words.
- Movie.
- Five words.
- Five words.
- "Night of
the Living Dead."
- Okay.
- "Charlie's Angels"!
- Oh my gosh!
- Boo!
- Cheater!
- Boo! Boo!
- Like, really?
- Okay, okay, okay.
- Nose?
- Nose?
- Clown?
- Clown. Killer clown.
- "It"! "It"!
- "It."
- "It Follows"?
- "Clowns
from Outer Space."
- Yeah!
- Wait. Wait.
- There's a
movie called "Clowns
from Outer Space"?
- I have no idea.
- Box.
- Mime?
- Vogue.
- Is it silent?
- Square.
- I take that back, okay.
- Two words.
- "Just Jack."
- Happy.
Oh my God!
You know, I don't like blood.
- Oh, fun fact, they
used chocolate syrup.
- What? It looks like blood.
- It was like
we were playing house,
pretending we were
responsible adults
ready to conquer the world.
Truth is we were afraid.
Afraid of what the
future might bring.
- One word.
- Okay.
- Zombie?
- Spooky, zombies.
- Ghost.
- Ghouls.
"Halloween Town."
- "Scream."
- Coyotes. Werewolf.
"Halloween Town?"
- But for
those few glorious weeks,
we didn't have a
care in the world.
We had each other.
- Nathan.
- Nathan, where are you going?
- Huh?
- Where are you going?
- I'm going to Lorelei's.
I'm just packing clothes.
- This isn't a Ramada Inn.
- I know. I'm just
getting clothes.
- This is your home.
- Yeah, I know. And?
- And?
You come and go, and
you don't even call.
You're, you're...
- I call Ruby,
like, every night.
- Baba, he does.
- Oh really?
That's nice.
Ruby's 13. I'm your father.
What, I don't deserve
the same respect?
- Baba, that's
not what he meant.
- I'm sorry. You're right.
I'm really sorry.
- You're gonna sleep in
your bed from now on, okay?
You're gonna come
home every night.
- Dad, this might be my
last summer with my friends.
I just wanna spend a
little more time with them.
Is that okay?
Look, you and Ruby are family.
You're the most
important things to me.
- But you're gonna
call every night.
- Yes, sir. Promise.
- If I go outside the country,
there's a good chance
I'll be deported
back to the Philippines.
- Why?
- Well, that's what happens
when you're in DACA.
- What's DACA?
- So, DACA is a
program that stands
for Deferred Action
on Childhood Arrivals.
What it means is that
I'm basically shielded
from deportation.
- Well, what about
college and work visas
and stuff like that?
- If they decide to,
they can take it away.
- They can't just take it away.
That sounds really illegal.
- The thing is that
it's an executive order,
which means that a president
or a judge can end it.
- You mean a racist
president or judge.
- Yep. Pretty much.
- I'm so sorry, Dash.
I had no idea.
- Hey, look, I am
not going anywhere
except to the great
state of New York
to attend New York University.
Damn right!
- NYU, baby!
- I mean, I write
short stories, too, so.
- That's awesome!
What kinda stories?
- They're like weird, sort
of twisted fairytales.
- Ooh.
- I know.
But in my stories, I make
it a point for the women
to always save the men.
- I love that.
- Thank you.
- Down...
- With the patriarchy!
- Can I read your
stories sometime?
- Oh my God, yes,
please. Thank you.
I would love that.
Yeah, no, Nathan, he
reads all my work, too,
and he said he's going to be,
and I quote, "My
publisher someday."
- Sounds like a
very important job.
- I know.
- Publisher.
- Lorelei, Meimei.
- Baba.
- Hi.
- No, no, please, sit.
Forgive my interruption.
I've been meaning
to talk to you.
I'm very happy that you
and Nathan are friends.
You of course know
that he's very sick.
- I do. Yeah.
- I know that I
am no longer able
to take care of
him all the time.
Well, 'cause he's a, he's a...
He's a grown man now.
And you spend much
time with him.
So if it's all right with you,
I wanted to ask if,
as a favor to me,
you could please keep an eye
on him whenever I'm not around.
- I will. I promise.
- Xie xie.
- Bu ke qi.
- I was just thinkin'...
- Yeah?
- Do you wanna like go
exclusive or something?
- Yeah.
Sounds nice. I'd love that.
- Are you sure?
- Yeah. I like you.
I like you a lot.
- I like you, too.
- Hey, I gotta talk to
you about something.
- Okay.
- I don't think I can
do it anymore. Sorry.
- What do you mean you
can't do it anymore?
- You said until the end.
- Whoa, bitch, I
did not say anything
about the end.
- Yeah, you did.
You said we have to
record everything.
- Oh, bitch, not
the documentary.
No, I mean, okay.
How do I say this?
You are my best friend.
- Mm-hmm.
- I love you more than
anyone in the world.
- Mm-hmm.
- But you, me, and Lorelei...
- It doesn't work because
you and Caleb.
- I just can't, man.
- Me and Caleb. Slow down.
- You and Caleb.
Oh, Dash, I have eyes.
You and Caleb are
so cute together.
Hey, remember what I said?
- What?
- I said one day
you would find a guy
with a heart as big as yours.
- Oh fuck, who said
anything about love?
- Oh, it's love all right.
I know that face when I see it.
- Stop looking at me.
- Hey, honey.
- Hey, honey.
Come here.
- I'm afraid, too, Lorelei.
I'm just really
good at hiding it.
- What are you afraid of?
- I'm afraid of failure.
I got a B once.
Yeah, me. Freshman year trig.
And I still regret it.
I don't know if I can
cut it at Berkeley.
- Of course you can.
- No, it's so competitive
and it's huge,
and I'm gonna be all alone.
- Well, you'll make
friends on day one.
I just know it.
- You think so?
- Yeah. You're. April Walker.
A year from now, you'll be
doing your thing on campus
and oozing charisma
and confidence,
and some freshmen will
look at you and be like,
"Damn, I wish I had an
ounce of her confidence."
I'm always a phone call away.
- You're right.
- So are Dash and
Nathan and Caleb
and all of your friends.
- Everyone.
You're right.
I'm not alone.
- Mm-mm.
- I don't know what I'm doing.
Do I flip one heart,
do I flip two?
- You should flip one
and then use your
satchel to get another.
- Got it.
- Okay, well I'm gonna
play it safe and take one.
- I'll take one.
- Well, I am going
to risk it all.
- Wow.
- Really?
- Yeah.
- Damn.
- Danger.
- So, okay.
- Ready?
- One, two, three.
- I got a bone pile. I'll
add that to the bone pile.
- I can make a sword.
- Oh, what do you got?
- I got a rock.
- What'd you get Nathan?
- Nathan.
- Nathan.
- I'm done.
- Is he okay?
- You okay?
- Yeah. Fine, guys.
- Don't worry about me.
- I mean, you know
that there's still a
chance you can come back.
We have two more cards-
- April, I said I'm fine.
- Hey, come
on, you're just-
- I said I'm fine!
I'm sorry.
- No need to apologize.
- Yeah, it's fine.
- I think I'm just, I am tired.
I just need to go to bed.
- Do you want me
to come with you?
- No.
I just, I need some
space, guys. Okay?
- Okay.
- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
- Goodnight.
- Should we call his dad?
- Nope, let him rest.
He's just tired.
- He's been getting
tired more frequently.
- I mean, we have been
staying up all night,
like every night and drinking.
- We should make some
lifestyle changes.
- For Nathan.
- Yeah.
For Nathan.
- So I was thinking, I'm
gonna propose to Dash.
- That's huge.
That's a wonderful gesture.
- You're okay with it?
- Yeah.
- You sure?
- Mm-hmm.
- How do you think
he'll take it, though?
- I don't know.
He's Dash and he's, I mean,
it's kinda complicated.
- Or simple, really.
- Marriage.
- If he says yes,
I wanna pay for it.
- What? No.
- Yes.
- I can't let you do that.
- My parents give me, like,
all this allowance money
and it's just like
sitting around.
I'm barely touching it.
So, I wanna do
something good with it.
It'd be fun.
- I don't know, I mean-
- Trust me.
- Okay.
- A small wedding, right?
Not, like, a million-dollar
big white wedding.
- Okay.
- Well that was a waste of time.
Never doing that again.
I'm gonna go take a shower.
- Wait, Dash.
I got a surprise for you.
- What is it with
you and surprises?
- Come on, you like surprises.
Just turn around.
Close your eyes.
- I mean, I guess.
- All right, you can open 'em.
Dashel Samuel Garcia,
will you marry me?
- Am I being punk'd right now?
- No, I'm serious.
- Oh my God, oh my
God, Nathan, Nathan.
No, no, no, no, no, no.
Nathan, what are you doing?
Why are you doing this?
- Because you're my best friend.
I'm proposing to you.
- Nathan, you're straight.
- This is important to me.
- Okay, why is it
important to you?
- I wanna leave behind a legacy.
I wanna leave something for
our friends to remember us by.
Also this paves the way for
you to become a citizen.
- Oh my God, Nathan.
- Dash, I need to rest easy
knowing my best friend
is going to be okay.
What do you say?
- Nathan, I am okay.
Besides what if you wanna
marry someone for real one day?
You really think I'm
gonna grow old enough,
meet someone, fall in
love, and get married?
The chances are pretty slim.
- Fine. Well, what if
I wanna get married?
- You can always divorce me.
I get half your
directing money, though.
Can you at least
just think about it?
- Put it on me, then.
This one.
It's a little small,
don't you think?
- No, I think it's just right.
Your fingers are so, whoa!
All right.
- Hey, what's up, Caleb?
- Hey.
- Dash tell you.
- He did.
I was a little shocked at first.
And confused.
- Look, Caleb, I can explain.
- But then I realized what an
amazing gesture of love it is.
You and Dash, you've been
friends for a long time.
You love him.
Not in the same way
that I love him, I know,
but for whatever it's worth,
I'm just grateful he
has a friend like you.
- Thanks, Caleb.
What's wrong?
- It's just, I don't want
you to die, leave him.
- Caleb, we're all
gonna die one day.
You, me, Dash, April,
maybe not Lorelei.
- Ah yeah, that
bitch is gonna live forever.
- Yup.
It's what we do with our time
and the people we spend it with.
That's what's most important.
No! No, what I'm trying to
say is, no, I'm serious.
You're weird, but
you like, you own it,
and God, you like,
walk your own path.
And I think it's so brave.
And I don't know, I feel like
I never walked my own path.
- I'm glad our paths crossed.
- Thanks for showing it to me.
I just wish...
- What do you wish?
- I wish that 10 years
from now, and I don't know,
we're done college
and you're on Broadway
or in the movies,
or I don't know,
maybe Shakespeare in the Park?
And I don't know, I
feel like I'd be...
- The President of
the United States.
- No, no.
That sounds terrible actually.
- Maybe like the ring
master of a circus.
- That actually
sounds really fun.
And we're married.
- Married?
- With a kid.
- A girl.
- A girl?
- Yeah, a girl.
- Okay. What's her name?
- Portia.
- Portia.
- From "Merchant of Venice."
Or Rosalind from
"As You Like It."
- I like Portia. Portia Wu Lee.
- Portia Wu Lee.
- And she's gorgeous,
just like you.
- And she's smart.
- Yes,
and she's smart.
- Just like you and me.
- Oh my God, she'd be the
smartest kid in the world.
- Yeah. Class president
like her daddy.
- And super weird.
- And super weird.
And in an alternate reality,
we would live on Venus
where we're forever young
and we're happily married with
a little girl named Portia.
- Let's move to Venus.
- Mm-hmm.
- Dad.
- Hmm?
- So you know, Dash
is a Dreamer, right?
And he's been working really
hard to get his citizenship
the past few years.
So I thought it
would be a good idea
for me to help him
with that before...
Anyways, I'm gonna marry Dash.
- No you're not.
Nathan, this is a horrible idea.
That would break
your mother's heart.
- You don't get to put
words in Mom's mouth.
That's cruel.
- What do you think
this is, a game?
Marriage is sacred.
- Friendship is sacred.
Mom would understand!
- Let's go eat somewhere else.
- Did Dash ask for this?
- No. No, this is my idea.
I wanna do this for me.
I wanna leave behind a legacy
and help out my friend.
The wedding's gonna happen
with or without you,
but I really would like-
- Then it's gonna
happen without me.
- No!
- I won't go.
- Dad, think about it.
- No.
- Dad.
- No!
- All right, fine,
it's gonna happen.
It's your loss.
- So how'd
it go with Winston?
I'm sure he was
very happy to hear
about his only son marrying
his male best friend.
- Hey, Dash. Where's Ruby?
- What?
- I can't find Ruby.
- Ruby. Nathan,
do you mean Lorelei?
Hey, you okay?
- Yeah, no, I'm fine.
- Goodnight.
- All right, guys,
I have the flour.
Should I add some more to it?
- Yeah.
- How many cups
have you put in so far?
- What do we need?
- Three.
- Oh, we're not measuring.
- Oh, you need 3 2/3.
So you need 2/3 more.
- Oh perfect, this is 1/3.
- Okay, perfect.
- 1/3.
- Okay.
- So we'll just
put like another one in.
- Another one?
- Yeah, 'cause that's 1/3.
He said 3 2/3.
- Yeah, 3 2/3.
So one more.
- I'm glad our math skills
are being put to
the test right now.
- We are getting
ready for a wedding.
- Yes we are!
- Are you having fun?
- Describe fun.
- Are you content
and happy doing your task?
- Yes.
- Wonderful!
Hello? What?
- Oh, I'm making the bed.
- You're supposed
to be doing a cleaning task.
- Look! Look at this.
- Okay.
Oh, looks great.
I never make my bed,
so that's like already better
than what I usually do!
Hi, Dash. Hi, April.
- Hey.
- Is
everyone having fun?
- You think he's gonna come?
- Why not?
- Guys, I'm about to be...
- Oh no.
- Look.
- April!
- April Walker,
ordained minister.
- You're getting married.
- It's
supposed to be tight.
Comfortable, but tight.
- Can you breathe?
- Hello, hello.
- If he can breathe
then it's not good enough.
- It's good?
- What? No, no, no, no, no.
It's good. It's good.
We're doing, we're
gonna do one more.
- Okay, you feel good?
- Oh, you look so good.
- I feel...
- You can move. Move your arms.
- I feel like if I move,
I'm gonna break something.
- Ooh, I
wanna see a runway walk.
- Back it up.
- Yeah, back it up.
- A what?
- Go back and come towards us.
- Yeah, walk the runway.
- Dash, get into it.
- I'm trying!
- Get into it.
- Okay, all right.
You ready?
- We gotta make a movie where
like I'll write the script
and Caleb will design the
costumes and Dash will direct,
and April will act.
- And I will produce.
- Ooh.
- Okay.
- I'm in.
- Me, too.
- All right, so
five years from now
on this exact date we'll
go into production.
Cool? No matter what
else is going on.
- A Team Optimism production
of a film by Dash Garcia.
- Woo hoo!
- Hey, written by and
starring Lorelei Wu.
- And starring April Walker!
- Yes ma'am.
- So, is
this a horror musical?
- Mm, low budget,
gloriously bloody,
but with a libretto full
of risque double entendre.
- And zombie go-go dancers.
- And vampires with
beehive hairdos.
- All right, I cannot wait
to design these costumes.
- April will play a
vampire priestess.
- I was born for that role.
- Hey Lorelei, you have
five years to write this.
- I only need five days.
- Oh!
- I don't even doubt you.
- Love is in the air.
We're in my front yard,
and everyone here is
anxiously awaiting the wedding
of Mr. Nathan Lee
and Mr. Dash Garcia.
We called in so many
favors for this occasion.
We have Miss Joy over
there who teaches music
at Madison High on ukulele.
We have Mr. Escobedo
who teaches English.
Best English teacher ever!
Also a wonderful photographer.
How is everyone doing?
- There he is! Hey!
- Is it time?
- Yep. You ready?
- Is my dad here?
- Nathan? I'm here.
- Dad?
- I'm sorry to
interrupt, I just,
I wanted to give you this.
- That's Mom's ring.
- It is.
- Dad, I can't take this.
- No, no, no, I
want you to have it.
Mama's hands were
always so small,
but I figured perhaps Dash
could present it to you
and you could wear it
on a necklace later.
And this way it'll
be like she was here.
- Dad, she's always been here.
- The traditional
notion of a soulmate
or of one person who is
the love of your life
is an old-fashioned one.
Let us now recognize that a
soulmate is anyone you love.
Anyone who understands,
anyone who sees you,
anyone whose soul connects to
yours on this life's journey.
That is a soulmate.
And now Nathan and Dash
will exchange their vows.
- On this
day, Nathan Lee married
his best friend, Dash Garcia.
Were they in love?
Let's just say they
loved each other.
- I now pronounce
you a married couple.
You may share a kiss.
- Hey everyone, can
we have your attention
for just one moment?
I just wanna say thank you
so much for coming today.
It really means the
world to both of us.
We love you all very much.
And also, a special thank
you to Miss Lorelei Wu here
for hosting us at
our lovely home.
We actually have a gift for you
all, but before you open it,
I just wanna let you all know
that this artist worked
very hard on this piece
and she doesn't know that we
have this planned for you.
- Oh my God. You did it.
- Do you like it?
- It's perfect.
- Ruby, you know what I
think about your talent.
The world needs to read this.
- Thank you.
Thank you, Baba.
- Love you, Meimei.
- Hey, Dash, come here.
I got some words
to say about you.
- Oh...
- Hey, come here.
- Dash.
- Dash.
- I don't wanna!
- Come here.
- Do it.
- So I wanted to thank
you for marrying me.
It's truly a gift
beyond measure,
and I always thought
we'd be the best man
at each other's wedding,
but here we are.
Now, Dash and I have known
each other for a long time.
We met when we were seven.
Back then he was a
suave ,
skinny, moody kid
dressed in black.
So in other words,
nothing's changed except
for the suave part.
- I will kill you.
- Okay, we'll talk
about this later.
But seriously, though,
you've been with me through
the good times and the bad,
and I love you for that.
- I love you, too.
- And you know I would
do anything for you.
So let's just raise our
glass to Dash, my best man!
- Hi.
- Hey.
What you said up there, all
of it, it means a lot to me.
So thank you.
- You're welcome.
God, everything is
just happening so fast.
- I'm on a deadline.
- I'm proud of you for
what you did for Dash.
- It was
for me, actually.
Dash didn't have to
say yes, but he did.
- Dash and Caleb seem
to be hitting it off.
- I'm pretty
sure they're in love,
but Dash won't admit it.
- Yeah, I saw that coming.
- Yeah, you
knew what you were doing
when you threw 'em together
at Sasha's party, didn't you?
- Maybe.
But I really just
wanted to get you alone.
Lorelei looks so
beautiful today.
- She does.
- I know, Nathan. I know.
Come on, let's go find her.
- What's up, Dash?
- Hey, Dash.
- Get outta here.
- I guess this is it.
- Just for now.
- Take care of yourself.
- You know I will.
- Come here.
I love you.
- I love you, too.
Hey, we'll see each
other again, okay?
- You promise?
- I promise.
- Bye, Dash.
- It's been real.
- Good morning.
- Something wonderful is
happening in this kitchen.
- Buttermilk pancakes.
- I haven't had
those in a long time.
- They're so good.
- Where's Nathan?
- He's still sleeping.
- Wow.
- Mm-hmm.
I kept him up all night long.
- Mm, we heard.
- Actually, I'm
gonna go check on him.
Flip this pancake
when it's ready.
- Okay. Definitely.
Is that pancake
over there for me?
It's nice and burnt.
- Yep.
Made it just for you, with love.
- Dash!
He's burning up.
- Can you get me
two Tylenol, please?
- Yeah.
- Nathan? Nathan.
Okay, Nathan, I need
you to sit up, buddy.
Can you? Come on.
Okay, I'm gonna help
you sit up, then.
- Do you need any help?
- I'm okay.
- Okay.
- Here you go.
- Can you give me
the water, please?
- Yeah.
- Okay, Nathan, open up.
Okay, get ready.
- Should we call 911?
- No, we should see
if his fever breaks.
It's better to let him
rest in his own bed.
His fever finally broke.
- That's good.
- Except he doesn't wanna eat.
He just wants to sleep.
- That's fine.
His body needs the rest.
- And as long as
he keeps drinking water,
he should be okay, right?
- I need some air.
Can you all look after him?
- Yeah.
- Of course.
- I just feel, like,
guilty that I get to live
and, like, Nathan is suffering.
I wish we could, like,
trade places somehow,
or like, I wish I could,
like, give him my life,
but that's just not
how things work, and...
I don't know.
He can't go to school like this.
- He'll be fine.
- Who's gonna take care of him?
- I've already arranged a doctor
and his dad found
an acupuncturist
like five minutes
from campus, so.
- And who's gonna
take care of him?
- You and me.
We'll take the train
down every Friday, okay?
We'll do whatever it takes.
Come on.
- Hey, Nathan.
How are you doing?
- I'm just hungry.
- How you feelin'?
- So how long is it gonna
take you to get there?
- Five or six
days, give or take.
- What? Why would you
do that to yourself?
You can, like, fly there and
get there in, like, five hours.
- Yeah, but I wanna
see all of America
with my best friends
and spend as much time
with them as possible.
- Yeah, I know. I just
wish I was going with you.
- I'm gonna miss you.
- I'll miss you, too.
- Can you promise me something?
- Yes.
- Promise to take care of Baba
and talk to him every day.
- Every day.
- Okay. I will.
But only if you buy me
souvenirs and cool shit.
- Language.
- Language.
- And promise to
call me every night.
- Oh, yes sir.
- Meimei.
- Wait, have you been filming
that way the whole time?
- All of these are for you.
- Oh my God, are you serious?
All of your plays?
- Yeah, I've read
all of them, so.
- Okay.
- They're yours now.
- I'll read them all I promise.
- I'll quiz you when I'm back.
- Okay.
- I'll be home
for Christmas, okay?
- I know.
- I love you.
- I love you, too.
- Come here.
- Come here.
- Come here, come
here, come here.
- Come here.
- Please stay safe.
- I'm gonna miss you.
- All right, I'll
see you soon, okay?
- Okay.
- Thanks, Dad.
- Thank you.
I know that Mama's
very proud of you.
- Blind, blind.
You're blind.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- I feel like even
with the blind thing
it's still blinding.
- It's very bright.
- Nathan.
- This ring represents our
never-ending friendship.
My love for you has no
beginning and no end.
And more importantly,
this ring represents family.
You are my family, Nathan Lee.
And as the moon follows the
sun at the end of each day,
I promise to always
be there for you
for the rest of my days.
- There it is,
my darling, your ring.
It serves a new purpose now,
but it will always
stay in the family.