The Comeback (2023) Movie Script

(dramatic music)
(air whooshing)
(bright upbeat music)
Let me sing
See, funny thing
about love is
You never really know
when it's comin'
But you better believe
you'll know when it's there
True story
I must've been searchin'
Though I wasn't lookin'
for much
Checkin' out the scene
Wasn't tryin' to get my
numbers up, ah
You know I keep it cool
I prefer to stay in the cut
Don't want no
attention on me
When I'm tryin' to shake
the blues up off me
But then I saw your face, ah
It caused my heart to pace
Girl, you're lookin'
like a million bucks
Something 'bout the way
you strut your stuff
Oh, girl, you're fine
as you wanna
What I'm supposed to do
Somethin' told me got
no time to lose
Go ahead and bust a move
Funny thing about love
When it comes and goes
You never know
So you gotta keep your
heart exposed
And you can be sure
There's no cause and no cure
And if it wants you, ah
It'll come and find you, ah
- Dear God, thank you
for everything
you've done for me
and my family.
You keep us happy and safe.
But is it okay if I ask
you for something?
(wind howling softly)
Well, I think that was a yes.
I know you may be expecting
me to ask for cool stuff,
like dolls and makeup
and Switch games,
so please know that I
won't be mad
if you give me those things,
but this time I've decided to
go big with what I'm asking.
I want a little brother.
Can you make that happen?
Of course you can.
I heard it only takes like,
three months.
At least that's how it
is with puppies.
Thank you, Jesus. Amen.
(bright soulful music)
One thing I know about love,
You might get what
you ask for
So you better be sure
(bright soulful music)
(distant traffic)
(soft moans)
(gentle music)
(soft chuckle)
- Mmm. Don't start nothin',
it won't be nothin'.
- If I don't start somethin',
then it won't be nothin'.
- Mmm-mmm.
- Mmm.
- You know you need to
get to work on time.
- But that hit and run, though.
It's gonna cause some delays.
- There was a hit and
run this morning?
- There's about to be.
(both laugh)
- Okay, getting there.
Ooh, you know what'd be
so awesome right now?
- What?
- Some baby oil.
- Oh, you want some baby oil?
- I want some baby oil.
- Yes.
- But not for me, for you.
- Oh, for me?
- For you. Not me.
- Oh, Okay. Where's that?
- It's in the night stand.
Go get it.
- The night...
- G0 get it. Go get it.
- Yeah.
- Oh, yeah.
- This baby oil.
- Oh, you gonna put on a show?
- Yeah, baby, a show.
- Okay.
(he beatboxes)
(slaps chest)
- Oh yeah.
- Yes, like that.
- Like that.
- I love it.
- You like it when I slap it?
- I love it when you slap it.
- You like it when I rub
these ninganins?
- Rub those ninganins!
- Watch me squeeze
those ninganins.
- Squeeze those ninganins.
- Watch me, is this too much?
- No, baby.
No, no, no, keep going!
- Pinch those ninganins.
- Yeah!
Pinch those ninganins.
- Yeah, okay.
- Whoo.
- Girl, I'm about to pounce.
- Yes!
Okay, Simba.
- Simba!
(they imitate "Lion King" music)
(door burst open)
- What y'all doing?
- What? Rae!
Why are you not
dressed for school?
- I heard weird noises.
Like a zoo.
(lighthearted music)
- Like a zoo?
- Like a zoo?
Oh, that's weird?
You should go, go, go, go, go,
Get, get get, get dressed
for school, honey.
- Yes.
- Daddy?
- Yep.
- Why are you so greasy?
- Oh, because, sweetie, your
mother is a praying woman.
- Yes.
- And she put the, um,
the anointing on me.
- Sho' did.
- Hallelujah.
- But why is it
all over your body?
- Because...
Daddy needs so much prayer.
- Yes.
We are a praying family, Rae.
- We're a praying family.
- Okay?
Rae, out.
Jesus will lead you to, and
you need prayer too, baby.
- Okay.
(door closes)
- Jesus.
- Now, where were we?
(phone buzzes)
- Ah, ooh, prayin'
Ooh. (growls)
(phone buzzes)
- Oh, come on!
- I'm sorry. Wait.
- [Jeff] What's going on?
- Baby, people are looting
the beauty supply store
on East 12th Street.
Roger's saying that he's
gonna be here any minute.
- Are you serious?
- Yeah, I know. I'm so sorry.
I hate it too.
I'm sorry.
- All right.
(car horn beeps)
- Oh, that must be Roger.
Baby, I promise. I'll
make it up to you, okay?
- Okay.
- Can you do me a favor?
- Yeah.
- Daddy, I need you to take
Raeleigh to school.
- Yes, got it.
- I'm gonna pounce on you later.
- (laughs) Okay.
- Okay.
(blows out)
(phone chirps)
(lighthearted music)
(lighthearted music continues)
- Okay, Roger, let's get
this in one take, all right?
(bell chimes)
- What in the whole?
(light music)
(door clatters)
As we see here,
recent community
uprisings and protests
taking place all over
the country,
have ultimately spread
into our community
as angry and
frustrated protestors
loot this hair supply store
here on East 12th Street.
I am here with the owner,
Ms. Lucretia Davis.
Ms. Davis, seeing all this
occur in the matter of minutes,
how does this make you feel?
(light music)
- It makes me feel upset, hurt,
I have served this community
for more than 10 years,
and this is how y'all repay me!
Listen, looting is not gonna
solve the issue at hand.
All it's gonna do is make
our communities look weak.
- Are those hair products
from the drug store next door,
- Yeah. Gotta restock
my shelves, you know?
But it's called a
circle of life!
- Oh, okay.
Oh my God.
- Oh!
- Does your wig, ma'am,
have a wig?
- Listen, you gotta stay ready
(light music continues)
so you don't have to
get ready, honey, okay?
- Roger. Cut.
You know what, just cut.
- If you drink pineapple
juice, then what does?
- It doesn't have the
same effect.
And I'm just thinking, you know,
that third that we were
talking about bringing in?
- Ohh!
- Maybe they would like the...
- Okay.
Okay, we can do that.
- Yeah.
- We can do that. I like that.
- I like that too.
- I like that.
That's brainstorming.
- Mm-hmm.
It's the teamwork.
- You come up with the ideas.
- We do it together.
- I'll just, you know,
follow suit.
- A little teamwork.
(smooth, jazzy music)
(indistinct chatter)
- Ah, Max, Terry, please
come in. Have a seat.
- Okay.
- Thank you.
- All right.
It's a very interesting
choice of blouse.
- Oh. Thank you.
- Nice pop of red.
- That's my favorite color.
- Mm-hmm.
- Looks great.
- Right, first off, I'd
like a thank you both
for coming in this
morning.I appreciate it.
Now, unfortunately, I've
gotten reports
of some inappropriate
behavior between you two.
Not to be candid,
I personally have no issue
with office romances.
But a level of discretion
and professionalism
has got to be maintained.
- We do maintain discretion
and professionalism.
- Okay.
Okay, that's good to know.
Just take a look here.
(lighthearted music)
Terry, on Tuesday,
did you wear an abnormally
short red skirt to the office?
- I mean, I do have nice legs.
- She does! Ham hocks
if you will. (chuckles)
- And I don't think there's
a crime in showing them off.
- No.
- Of course not,
of course not.
Max, when you saw Terry,
did you scream out?
"I'd like to put some
glaze on them hams?"
- Yeah, I said that.
Who doesn't love them some
glaze hams for dinner?
- I know I do.
- Okay.
(both chuckle)
- Sure. Delicious.
Listen folks, this is a
Black-owned media company, okay?
That's important.
And we have got to do better.
- Hmm.
- Yeah, but,
per the employee handbook where
we're not allowed to
talk about race.
- Hmm.
- So?
- Okay, next complaint.
Okay, so you remember
this past Christmas
the department decided
to decorate the offices?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
What did you do?
- I hung up the mistletoe.
- Mistletoe?
- Yeah, yeah.
I put it in my doorway.
It was fun.
And it was festive.
There's no harm in that.
- Who doesn't like mistiletoe?
What's that though?
(lighthearted music continues)
- Oh, that's a cameltoe, babe.
- Now, how come Terry
knows that and you don't?
- Because it's mine.
Yeah, I hung that up.
- You?
You hung it up.
Okay. Get out of my office.
- Oh.
(lighthearted music continues)
- Get up and get out.
- Okay. Can I take this?
You can have it though.
- Okay.
Oh, it's fine. We have copies.
It's fine. Leave it.
- [Max] God, that was yours!
- I know.
- Oh, man.
- I hate my job. I hate my job.
I hate my job. I hate my job.
I hate my job. I hate my job.
I hate my job.
- (puffs out) Come on. Come
on, come on, (indistinct),
last video today.
Oh, come on, Tisa.
(long gasp)
Oh, ain't this a-
(phone buzzes)
This is Tisa.
Oh, hi.
(musical tone)
Wait, are you, are you serious?
(lighthearted music)
Yeah. No, no, no, yeah.
Of course, of course
I'll take it.
Three weeks?
(lighthearted music continues)
Atlan, Atlanta.
Like at Atlanta, Atlanta?
No, no, no, no, no.
Okay, yeah, yeah.
No, I'm, I am, I'm the
right choice.
Thank you.
- Hey!
- Hey.
You took a half day, babe?
- Yeah. Yeah.
Oh, boy.
(both kiss)
- What happened?
- I don't know. Just a
cameltoe and ham hocks.
It doesn't matter.
How was your day?
- I have some news.
- Okay. Good or bad?
- Well, I'll let you be
the judge of that.
- With the day I'm having
any news would be good news.
Except if you, you told
me you were pregnant!
- Oh!
I'd be like,
"That's the awful most news".
So what about you? What you got?
Tell me.
- So I heard back about
the open desk anchor spot.
- Okay?
- Yeah.
- And?
- Oh. And, I got the job!
- For real?
- Yeah.
- Baby!
I knew it.
My baby girl's gonna be
an anchor in Kansas City.
- No.
- Yes.
- Yeah. No.
- No.
(lighthearted music)
- Well, yes and no, because
I'm not, it's not Kansas.
- Where.
- Atlanta.
- Atlanta. How?
Atlanta, who?
- Atlanta, Georgia.
- How you gonna, how you
gonna work in Kansas City?
And then...
- Right? 'Cause I'm not.
- Oh.
- So.
- So?
Oh, so you wanna sorta
move to Georgia?
You do know why we left Georgia,
- Yeah, but,
babe, that was a long time ago.
- Wow.
So you really wanna do this,
- I do.
I mean, we can't let our pasts
get in the way of our future,
- You realize I'd have
to, have to quit my job.
- Are you serious?
- Yeah.
- The job that you hate.
Okay, come here.
(soft music)
Think of this as an
opportunity for you
to start the HR firm that
you've always wanted.
You know, and with the
bump in my salary,
it'll give us enough seed money
to get your business
off the ground.
- How much of a bump?
- You ready for it?
- Mm-hmm.
(lighthearted music)
200% bump, bump, bump.
- Damn, Oprah!
- Right?
- When do we leave?
- Three weeks.
- Damn, Oprah. Three weeks.
- I know. Wait.
- Hi.
- Hey, girl.
- Is everything okay?
- Yes. Why are you asking that?
- OMG! Are you
getting a divorce?
- No, baby. Of course not.
- You sure?
- Yes.
- Yes.
- Think about it really hard.
- Oh, no, baby, we're not.
(music stops abruptly)
- Oh.
- Baby, why do you look like
you're disappointed about that?
- Well, I was kind of
looking forward
to having two birthdays.
(lighthearted music)
- Well, that makes sense.
But actually, really,
your mother has something
she would like to tell you.
- Really?
- Really!
- Man of the house?
- Okay, listen up.
- So you're just gonna
leave this up to me?
- Absolutely. This is
your situation, not mine.
Listen to your mom.
- Okay? All right.
Rae, sweetie, mommy
received a job offer
and we are gonna be moving away.
- Where, honey?
- Atlanta.
- Mm-hmm!
- Atlanta?
- Yes.
- Georgia?
- There is only one.
- No baby girl, I know
that this is,
this is probably a lot for
you to process.
- It is!
I mean, what am I gonna wear?
I'm gonna need a whole
new wardrobe for Atlanta.
It's Black Hollywood.
(lighthearted music continues)
Reality shows, music, movies.
This is awesome!
So happy for you, mommy.
- Aw. Thank you, baby.
- I'm gonna go figure out
what clothes I'm donating
because I need to make room
for the whole new
wardrobe you're buying me.
- Oh!
- And this is gonna come with
a pretty hefty
inconvenience fee.
Oh, and just in case this
turns out really bad,
I'm gonna set a
reminder in my phone
to talk to my therapist
about this when I'm 30.
She's gonna need to
know when my life
started its downward spiral.
- Oh, downward spiral, huh?
Oh, that is your child.
- Wow.
- I don't even know
how she talks like this.
- Well, I mean, that went a
lot better than I anticipated.
I just wanted to let you know.
I'm glad I was here to
break the news.
- Would you, Jeff?
- Love you.
- You help. You...
(smooth music)
All I see is blesses
Got no time for stressin'
Don't believe in failures in
my life, it's only lessons
They just making room
for what I'm on now
I don't got a clue but I know
the one who does know how
Oh wow
It's like I'm learning
a game with the maker
I already know now
Destiny has my name know it's
coming it'll never got out
I know that
(music plays on)
- Everything okay over here,
- Yep.
- Good.
- Hey, y'all.
- Hey.
- Hi, daddy.
- Oh boy.
How you doing, baby girl?
- Good.
- I need some sugar.
(Rae chuckles)
(gives a big kiss)
- Hey!
- So how was your last
day working as a slave?
Did Abe Lincoln show up and
escort you out the door?
- Ah. No, he did not.
- You should be happy.
You no longer have to
work for anyone anymore.
Now you get to be your
own boss and-
- And be broke as all get up.
- Shh!
Look, we need to show Rae
that we're a team, okay?
She needs to think that
you're happy about this.
- What are you whispering about?
- Huh? Nothing.
Just growing up stuff, dear.
- Oh, like how Daddy is scared
to move back to Atlanta?
It's not hard to tell.
(lighthearted music)
Every night I hear mommy singing
happy songs in the shower,
and daddy's crying
into his pillow.
It's pretty pitiful.
I feel bad for you.
- That's cute. I'm not.
Rae, why don't you go upstairs,
all right?
I'll be up right after you.
I'll help, help you
start packing.
- Yes.
- Okay.
(pulls tape out)
- Baby, come here.
- Hmm.
- Come here. I'm fine, for real.
I'm fine.
All right.
I'm, I'm, I'm happy for you.
- Have you really been
crying into your pillow?
- Absolutely not!
Not since Wednesday, but...
- So I take it you haven't
called your mom yet?
- Yeah, I have.
I mean, like, like kind of,
(lighthearted music)
- Did you call your mom?
- Like, I called out for her.
Like, "Mama, mama!"
- What do you mean?
- "Mama!"
- Okay, see, that's weird.
- Well, it kind of counts,
- No!
- What's, what's, what's
really bothering you?
Are you nervous that we're
gonna run into, you know who?
- No! I'm not worried.
- Okay.
- I'm not.
Are you worried?
- Ew. No.
- Okay.
I told you I was over it
a long time ago.
- I'm over it too.
- Daddy!
- Yeah, coming right up.
- Jeff!
(gentle music)
Listen girl
I believe in the feeling
It's like something I
can't explain
'Cause it's just different
I'll be blind if I can't see
What your lovin' does for me
And it seems that I can't
find the words to say
It aint ghostin'
- And you're saying nothing.
Nothing at all can be done?
Are you sure?
(sighs) Okay. All right.
No, no, no. It's no problem.
It's not your fault.
No, no, no, it's fine.
It's fine.
I guess we'll just have
to figure something out.
All right, man. Thank you.
For fuckin' nothing.
- Woo, who was that?
- It's a realtor.
Apparently the,
the contractors are having
supply chain issues.
So our house is gonna be
ready for a few weeks.
- But we have to be
outta here in a few days!
- Baby. I know.
So, I tell you what, we're
gonna put our stuff in storage,
and we'll just have to stay
at a hotel for a little bit.
- Or we can stay with your mom?
- Oh, hell no.
Look, I'll get us a nice suite.
I'll get us a nice suite.
I got it taken care of.
- Quit letting your
mommy issues,
like, make you so stubborn.
- Don't make this personal.
- Oka, well can you at
least call her
and tell her that
we're on our way?
- Why? She's got Facebook.
She'll see you on there.
You know how old people are.
- Dude, do it!
- T, are you?
- Do it.
- T.
(upbeat music)
(phone buzzes)
- Who dat?
- Mama, Mama.
Calm down. Calm down.
Everyone is okay. It's me.
- Are you sure?
Because for you to call it...
- Yes, I know I haven't
called as much as I should,
and I apologize, but I've
got great news.
Listen, Tisa got an
amazing new job,
and it's bringing us to Atlanta.
- What?
Are you serious?
- Yes.
That, that's great news,
isn't it?
- Do y'all have a place to stay?
- Yeah, we originally,
we had a house,
but it's not gonna be
ready for a few weeks.
So until the house is ready,
we're just gonna, we're
just gonna stay in a hotel.
- What? You got my grandbaby
staying in an extended stay?
- No, not, it's a hotel, mama.
Like, we're, we're gonna
be in a nice suite.
It's all good.
- Okay.
- Oh, okay.
(upbeat music continues)
So, yeah, I guess we'll
see you soon.
Can't wait.
I love you, mama.
- Love you too, son.
- Hmm?
That's weird!
- I love you.
- Are you?
- I can't believe you
wanted to stay with her.
- She's your mom.
(smooth music)
I figured that I stop
by just one more time
And let you know what's
really on my mind, oh, yeah
We both got a lot to say
But the words escape and
never cease to be an easy way
No, no.
(doors close)
- Come on, sweetie.
Come on, get up.
Get over. There we are.
- Mm-hmm.
- We'll (indistinct)
and be the way.
- Get on up there.
Oh boy.
(Rae laughs)
- [Rae] It's cold outside.
- [Tisa] Uh-huh.
(smooth music)
- Okay, daddy.
- Let's do this.
(knocks on door)
It's open.
- Oh.
- Mama.
We're here.
- You think she's, oh.
- Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Mama!
- Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Mama!
Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Oh my God!
- Pop it till you drop it!
Drop it till you pop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Uh-uh. No, no, no.
Let's see how this plays out.
- Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Hey, stop that!
You respect your grandmother.
- Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Can you believe her?
- Tisa!
- Huh?
- Pop it till you drop it!
(lighthearted music)
Pop it till you drop it!
Pop it till you drop it!
- Make that money, now!
Make that money, honey!
Let me peel a K in bills.
(she laughs)
Let me pay up.
Let me pay!
- No!
- Let me pay that MedicAid. Ooh!
Shake that hip.
Don't break the hip.
- Hey, hey, hey. All right,
enough of that stuff!
Like get that away from her.
- Oh, oh, oh!
Put that away,
Come on, Mama!
- Oh, Jeffrey, oh my God.
- Oh, I got it.
- I didn't hear you come in.
- Clearly.
- How long have you all
been standing there?
- Long enough to never, ever
unsee exactly what I saw.
- Oh, I'm so sorry.
Calvin was just showing
me how to use
my new wireless
Bluetooth headphones.
You remember Calvin, don't you?
- Yes. I remember Calvin.
What, what, what, what are
you doing with my mother?
- Dude, I missed you!
- Nope. Get them away from me.
Get to see, get, nope.
- Maybe later.
- What is going on?
And why are you here?
- He's here because I
want him to be!
- [Jeff] Oh.
Oh, you want him to be?
- The...
- Calvin.
I mean, we were homies.
We grew up together.
We used to go clubbing together.
He, you would stay
over the crib.
- And it looks like he
still does, babe.
- You.
(lighthearted music)
- Okay.
- Dude?
What did I tell you
when you left?
Come on, tell me, what'd I say?
- You said that you would
take care of my mother
while I was gone.
- Yep.
- And that you would give her
whatever she needed.
- Booya!
That's exactly what I did.
Listen, bro, she's getting
all the thing she needs.
- Okay. No, see no,
babe, move out the way.
- Look, you, can you
please put a shirt on
because we have a minor
in this house
and all this grease, please
go put your shirt on.
Moonwalk on back.
- Oh, yeah.
My bad!
- Just moonwalk on back.
- I'll be right back.
- Mama.
- Oh, boy, stop crying.
- Look.
I don't know why you just can't
date somebody your own age?
- I tried.
And they're all dusty.
Calvin is fresh, ripe even.
Like a banana ready
to be peeled!
- Please don't ever
say that again.
Please, don't ever
say that again.
- Oh, look at my baby!
She's gotten so tall!
- Diane.
So good to see you after
all these years.
You still look like I
remember you.
- Mm, thank you.
- Hmm.
- And you look just as
I tried to forget you.
- Ooh.
- Okay.
- Okay. Rae, why don't
you go up, watch some TV?
- Yes, baby.
- Thank you, sweetheart.
- Baby. Just relax.
We'll talk about all this later.
But you both can just tell
me all about this move
you guys made without my
knowledge, until three days ago?
- Yes. Yes.
Well, actually, it's
quite exciting.
- It is.
- Tisa got off of the job that
she absolutely could not refuse.
- Oh, congratulations, Tisa.
- Thank you.
- No more workin' the streets?
- It's called a field
reporter, Diane. Okay?
Those days are gone.
I am now going to be a
prime time desk anchor.
- Isn't that great?
- Mm.
- That's great, right?
- Thanks.
- Honey, what about your job?
Are they gonna let you
work remotely?
- Well,
- Yeah-
- So he is going to
start the HR firm
that he should have
started some years ago.
And I am just so proud of what
he's doin' so proud of him.
- Mm-hmm, yeah. As am I.
And it's about time you pull
your weight in this marriage.
(Jeff sighs)
Speaking of weight, are you-
(piano note plays)
(plays "Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star")
- Did you?
Mama, you got a keyboard?
- Calvin bought it for me.
- Sing, Daddy.
- Okay,
Twinkle, twinkle,
little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky
Twinkle, twinkle,
little star
How I wonder-
I wonder what you are.
- (laughs) Yes, Lord,
praise Your holy name.
I thank you for everything.
For you are the reason for
every season. Sweet Jesus.
(lighthearted music)
- Mama. It ain't a gospel song.
- Child, with a voice
like that I praise God
no matter what the song.
I'd catch the Holy Ghost
if he was singin'
and back that ass up.
With mini skirt on
Dip my body in glitter
Plat-platform sneakers
All the boys wanna picture
Two-two-two foreign cars
I make rich look richer
Save your breath baby
I'm not going home with ya
Mini skirt on, on
- Hey, Mellie Mayo!
- Hey, ma.
Oh goodness.
Wow, you look good.
How do you do it woman?
You still taking your medicine?
Dr. Gibson did reduce your
dosage to one pill a day.
- Of course, Melanie.
- Good.
- I remember.
- Okay.
- Hi, fam.
(Tisa scoffs)
- Yep.
- Son.
Just let her go sweat it off.
I mean, (chuckles) she
ain't going nowhere.
Trust me.
Where is she gonna go?
(door closes)
- Okay.
Well, you still look good girl.
(phone buzzes)
- I don't wanna talk
to you right now. Jeff.
Stop calling me.
(frustrated sound)
Hasn't even been five minutes,
ugh, and this (grunts)
- God, ma'am, are you okay?
I am so sorry.
Please say something.
- Ow.
- I did not see you.
- Oh.
(lighthearted music)
- I'm, I'm sorry. Are you okay?
- No. Yeah, no, I'm fine.
I didn't see you either.
- Well, yeah, you, you were
coming in hot from this way,
and I was coming back
from this way.
I didn't have time to respond.
- Yeah.
- Again, I'm really sorry.
- Yeah, no, it's fine.
Look, I'm fine.
It's, it's fine.
- Okay.
- Good.
- You're...
I mean, you're fine too.
I mean,
you seem to be doing fine.
(lighthearted music continues)
Is my head okay? Kind of?
- Oh yeah. I think so.
- Oh, okay.
- Sorry.
I'm, I'm Michael, by the way.
What's your name?
- My, (stumbles) you
know, I'm, I gotta go.
- But are you sure?
- Proceed with your run. Sorry.
- All right. Well you be safe.
- [Tisa] Thank you.
- Michael.
(Tisa sighs)
- Wait, Tisa, hold up.
- Oh, Lord.
- Sorry.
Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry.
- Is she still in there?
- She left.
Now just relax.
- Relax?
Your ex comes to your
mother's house unannounced,
handing out her little hugs,
and you want me to relax?
Melly Mel, mom, are
you kidding me?
And you're telling me
right now, you had no idea?
- I have, I have no idea
what the hell is going on.
- Jeff, do we really need
to relive this?
- Tisa? Come on.
It was a kiss, but-
- A kiss?!
- Sorry.
- That is still
considered cheating.
- I know, I know, I know.
It doesn't matter. I
shouldn't have said that.
- Then you lied to me
even when I knew
something was going
on in my heart.
- I know.
- And then you tried
to make me feel
like I was a crazy person.
- I know!
- Okay, so if you know,
then you would know
that seeing her
makes me wanna kick her face in!
I wanna tie her to the
back of our car
and I wanna drag her up
and down and up and down
your mother's block
until her face is mush.
Tell me, would you kiss that?
- That was really specific.
But, look, I promise,
I'm gonna figure out
what's going on.
- Yes. You need to.
- But before we go back in
there, we need to be good.
Now, I'm sorry that I
wasn't smarter 10 years ago.
I'm sorry I didn't make
better choices.
But I'm so grateful that
you didn't give up on us,
that you decided to
give us another chance,
even though I know I
didn't deserve it.
- Yeah.
- If I couldn't show you how
much I've grown since then,
please just let me,
hey, just let me show you now.
Can we be cool?
All right.
- Okay.
- Okay.
I'm coming in.
Look good in these tight,
- Oh, please.
- Sorry, just sayin'.
- Ooh-ooh, they're comin'!
- Oh, Jesus.
(Calvin clears throat)
- Mama, we need to have a
family meeting.
(door closes)
Family only!
- Calvin is family.
- Ugh, fine. Whatever.
Just sit there and shut up,
The fact that you let
Melanie come in here
and try to stir things up in
this family was messed up.
- Wait, you think Melanie came
here to get under your skin?
Please. Get over yourself.
Y'all have intentionally
been away for years.
Barely calling, hardly visiting.
- Here we go.
- Well, life moves on.
And Melanie has been here
for the ones you haven't.
After Otis died,
after my surgery.
She was here.
(gentle music)
So don't get it twisted, baby.
- Wait, Melanie was...
Well, why didn't you tell
me any of this?
- Because whenever
you would call,
that was the furthest
thing from my mind.
I was just focused on
enjoying you while I had you.
- So you mean to tell
me she just popped up
like outta nowhere?
Don't tell me you didn't
know any of this
was gonna happen, Mama!
- I had no idea!
That was so long ago I
thought bygones was bygones.
- Bygones?
Well, you know, we
about to be gone.
- Rayleigh. Come on
sweetie, we are leaving.
- That's not surprising.
See, that's what you
two always do.
Run away when things
get difficult.
(gentle music continues)
- Okay.
All right. Well, not this time.
Nn-nn. Nope.
Well this time I'm gonna stay.
Rae, baby, go on back upstairs.
- This point, I'll never
get a little brother.
I might get two
Christmases though.
- As a matter of fact, we're
gonna cancel the hotel.
- Wait, what?
- Yeah, yeah.
Anybody that comes up
through this house
is gonna adjust to our presence.
Not the other way around.
That goes for Calvin.
And especially Melanie.
I will not be made to feel
like a stranger
in the same house that
I grew up in!
Neither will Tisa or Rae.
So, with all due respect,
mother, we're saying right here.
- Fine!
Maybe finally I get to be
a grandmother.
- Uh?
Woman is something else.
I'll start getting the bags.
- Right.
(door closes)
(gentle music continues)
- Well. That was a meeting.
(upbeat music)
(traffic passes)
Up n' hit the road
Search it high and low
Never can tell
You never really know
Running out of breath
Need you to pull me up
Hell is raining down
I need you to come around
(car horn toots)
(horn toots again)
(car horn toots once more)
- Yo, jazzy Jeff.
Let's roll baby.
- Where?
- I gotta get some
shopping done.
Hey, hey.
And plus, it's been such
a whirlwind for Rayleigh
that I wanted to get
her something special.
- Nah, I'm good.
(lighthearted music)
- Come on bro!
We need to talk anyway.
Come on man. Get in the car!
Let's roll man.
Like old times.
Out playing.
(lighthearted music continues)
- All right.
- Yeah. There you go.
All right.
Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh
Prince back in these streets.
You know I'm Will Smith
in that scenario.
Ooh, hey you, you think Rae
would like something like this?
Nah, that's whack.
- Come on man.
Why are we talking
about everything
but the elephant in the room?
- Elephant? I don't know
what you're talking about.
- My mother is the elephant.
- Dude.
Don't ever call your
mother that.
She's nothing like an elephant.
She's more like a-
- Don't. Please stop.
Just don't put your arms.
- Okay, Okay, my bad.
Listen, your mom and
I are happy.
Why can't that be good
enough for you?
- Because she's my mom.
- But she's also my lady.
Why can't you appreciate that?
- Because she's my mom!
- Okay. Okay!
Look, just talk to Diane
about it, okay?
She'll fill you in on
how everything went down.
But besides all of that,
you need to stop focusing on
us and focus on your marriage.
'Cause y'all got some
issues that need addressin'.
- Yeah. I just knew that Mel
would be long gone by now.
I, I just thought she would,
she would end up meeting
somebody, getting married,
and just like fade away into
the background, you know?
- Yep.
That's usually how it happens.
But this is different.
You know, Jeff, when
Diane got sick,
you had your own family
you take care of.
So who do you think
filled in those gaps?
Surgeries, X-rays,
doctor's appointments to
tell you about the results.
All of it, man. Mel was there.
- Yeah, we get it.
- Okay.
But it's Tisa?
Oh, snap!
(lighthearted music continues)
Rae is going to love this thing.
Oh man.
It's not even in the packaging.
Must be a store demo.
- So fine, so lifelike.
- Right?
It's one of those Tyler
live dolls, man.
If you, if you pat the back,
it's supposed to like...
- You know, burp, yeah.
- Oh, so real.
- I know.
- [Doll] That.
- Is that a, did it
say something?
- Wait, that's not fake.
That's not fake.
- It's a baby!
- That is a real baby.
- Oh, snap.
(kick connects)
Oh. Ah.
(child laughs)
0h, shit!
- That is an evil laugh!
- Think I hit my ACL.
Ah, Jeff.
(child laughs)
- He's laughing at me.
- Find out how much
they want for it.
(lighthearted music continues)
(Calvin grunts)
God, he's all over the place.
Jeff, find his mama!
- I miss this.
(door squeaks open)
- No, no, no, no, no, no.
I get why you have your
packages delivered to my house,
but no, I do,
but I don't think anybody's
gonna steal it off your porch.
Well, okay, it's here,
all right?
All right, ma. Bye!
- Duh!
- Can you please just relax?
Please stop acting like
I have the cooties.
- Cooties.
I'm, why do you have a key?
- I'm family.
- Right. Right.
You've made that
abundantly clear before.
- So, how are you?
- How?
- Um. Okay.
Where's Calvin?
- He's knocked out on pain meds.
- Pain meds?
- Yeah. That's, long story.
- Jeff, look, you do not
have to be worried about me.
I know my place. Okay.
- Well, I, I don't know
what you're talking about.
- Okay.
- Ain't nobody worried
about you, girl.
I don't know why I just
said that. That was weird.
- (laughs) Well, good, good.
Because I'm all about peace.
- Okay.
- You know, no confusion here.
(phone chimes)
Oh, you know what?
Tell Calvin I will check on him
after I'm leaving the station,
- Yep.
Wait, station.
Where, where do you work?
(suspenseful music)
- Channel 4.
All right. Later.
- Yeah.
(phone rings)
Pick up, pick up, pick up,
pick up, pick up, pick up,
pick up, pick up, pick up.
Ive been torn up
In a heart ache
like the moons
The sun's been pulling
at the edge of me
Hoping light comes through
Baby hold me
Like the night sky
holds a mood
Silly colors rushing me
And some I cant undo
I hold my tongue
(phone chirps)
To hide the things
I cant deny
I been cutting out
these things in me
To make me feel all right
- Tisa Murray.
- I cannot wait to go on air
with you and knock this out.
You're gonna do great.
- Thank you, Paul.
- Mm-hmm.
- You ready?
You are going to love it here.
Everyone is so nice. We're
basically like a family.
I am excited to be here.
- We're excited to have you.
- Thank you.
- We are gonna go on
soon so let me go ahead
and get you to the green room.
- Okay.
(knocking on door)
- Come in.
- This is our in-house
makeup artist. Melanie.
Melanie, meet Tisa.
- Hi. Nice to meet you.
- Hello.
- Well, have a seat.
I'm gonna take really
good care of you.
- Well, I will let you
do what you do.
Tisa goes on soon and
we're tight on time, so.
- Oh, no worries. No worries.
I'll have her right out.
I mean, she might have
to run to the news desk,
but she'll be ready.
- Well, that's what I
like to hear.
- Mm-hmm!
- You're in great hands.
- Thank you so much.
I oughta whup your ass!
- Really, Tisa?
After all these years?
Have you not read any
of my emails?
- You know what? I'm
gonna do my own makeup.
- What?
No, come on, come on, come on.
Stop. Don't do that.
If you do that, then,
then they'll know
and then they'll start
asking questions.
Is, is that what you want
on your first day? Drama?
Come on, man.
Is that really the
impression you wanna make?
Just, have a seat.
Okay, let me go ahead and
just match you.
Listen, I just, I'm really
sorry for everything.
- And we're off.
- No, no, no, no, no.
I'm being sincere.
I'm being sincere.
I had a moment of weakness
that should have never happened.
- You're damn right.
But cut the nice girl act.
Look, you didn't owe
me anything, Jeff did.
He's my husband.
But I've forgiven him because
he's earned my forgiveness
and he's still earning it.
But you? (scoffs)
I don't have to forgive you.
You are irrelevant to me.
- Wow!
Wow. I wasn't apologizing
for you to forgive me.
I was apologizing because
it's the right thing to do
to make amends, so again,
I'm sorry.
- Ladies, we are more
behind than I thought.
We need to get Tisa to
the desk now.
- Oh.
- We're live in two minutes.
- Okay, well, let me
just go ahead and tap her
'cause she's a little shiny.
(lighthearted music)
So let me just-
- Oh.
- Wait, let me.
Listen. Stop.
- Oh.
Okay. You gotta stop.
- That's enough.
- Tisa, just,
just wait a second.
- That's enough.
But you, but I have,
but it is just a little,
you just gotta let me, but Tisa.
(phone chirps)
(tense music)
- Perfect.
- All right, thank you.
- Paul. Are you ready for this?
I know that I am.
I was born for this. Let's go.
- What the hell?
- All right.
We are live in 5, 4, 3.
(dramatic music)
- Welcome to Channel 4 News.
I'm Paul Denson and I'm
joined by my new
partner in crime, Tisa Murray.
Tisa. We are excited to have
you as part of our news family.
- Thank you.
- So how are you, Tisa?
You feeling okay?
- Of course, yes.
I'm so happy to be here
and I am ready for this
wild and fun ride, so,
let's get to it.
(dramatic music)
- Well, actually, Tisa,
first we have breaking news,
thank God, as a big
storm is heading our way.
So we're gonna throw it over
to Rayna in our storm center
for a quick update.
- [Rayna] Wild will be
rolling in later tomorrow.
- What was that about?
(lighthearted music)
What is this?
- Oh! Oh, my God!
What is this?
What did she do to my face?
Oh my God!
What is this? Oh my God, oh no!
- Tisa we're on the-
(dramatic music)
What is this?
- And we'll be right back.
- (sighs) Hey, mama.
- Hey son.
What's wrong?
- Erm.
Did you, did you see the news?
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
- I did.
- Wow.
It's just a lot with the
Melanie thing and Calvin.
So what, what is, what's up?
What's up with you two?
Like, for real?
Like, like...
- (scoffs) Why not?
Calvin's good for me.
He makes me feel young.
After your father died
and you left,
what was I supposed to do?
Sit at home watching reruns
of 227 and wither away?
- I don't know, but it's,
it's, it's not about
you not being with dad,
but it's, it's, it's about
you being with someone
your own age.
- Have you seen the men my age?
Like Mr. Dansby.
You remember him?
- Yeah. He, wait, didn't he die?
- Exactly!
- Point taken.
But it's Calvin!
- Yes. Calvin.
- Ugh. Calvin.
- Yes, Calvin.
- Mommy, Calvin.
- Calvin.
- Calvin?
- Calvin.
- He used to eat his boogers.
(she chuckles)
Well, he used to play
cops and robbers
and then he would sleep over
and then you'd make breakfast
for us in the morning
when we were kids.
It's Calvin.
- Mm-hmm. He loved my biscuits.
He still does. (laughs)
- Oh, that is so gross.
- Oh boy. Come on baby.
Come on. Have a seat.
(soft piano chords)
We can't help who we fall for.
Love is not logical.
If it were logical, you
would've ended up with Melanie.
- Mama.
What did Tisa do to make
you dislike her so much?
- Besides taking my
only child away from me?
- Oh, come on now.
It wasn't like that.
- Oh, it was
definitely like that.
You didn't have to tuck tail
and run away from the
issues here.
- What was I supposed to do?
I was trying to save my family.
And if that meant starting over,
then I, I had to start over.
- Yeah, it was that simple, huh?
- No, no.
(piano chords continue)
Dad understood.
- Tisa purposely
alienated you from me.
She had a master plan
and it worked.
- Mommy.
All right, so you think
her master plan
was to have me cheat on
her with my ex-girlfriend
all so that she could
pull me away from you?
That's what you think?
'Cause that takes some
goddamn commitment.
- You watch your
mouth in my house!
- Excuse me.
(soft piano chords)
I, I understand that
you didn't...
I understand that you
wanted me close to you,
but given the circumstances,
Melanie should have backed off.
- Look, Mel may have messed
up, but she didn't do it alone.
- They're still taking her side.
You don't realize she
is like a light switch.
She can be manipulative,
and vindictive, and you,
you just don't see it.
- You know what I see is a man
too scared to put his foot down
instead of leaning into the
fact that this was his home!
- Well, Mommy, I just,
I did what I had to do.
- What if I had died?
- Mama?
- What if I had?
- But you didn't.
- But, what if I had?
- But you didn't.
- No thanks to you.
(soft piano chords)
- Mama.
I'm sorry...
But I'm the one who
chose to leave.
It wasn't Tisa, it was me.
So blame me.
I love you.
- Well.
If you love me, then you
would give me a grand baby.
- Oh, here we go.
- Like I actually help
raise this time.
- For the 10,000,000th time
Tisa and I don't want
another child.
I love you.
- Love you too.
Famous last words. (chuckles)
(approaching footsteps)
- Hey, baby. You, you okay?
I saw the news.
- No. I'm not okay.
Did you know that Mel
worked for Channel 4?
Because she has some nerve to
give me a sorry-ass apology.
Then she sent me on air with
white powder all over my face
looking like some damn
albino dalmatian!
- No.
- How embarrassing!
- Yeah, I mean, it
wasn't as bad.
But you know what?
I'm gonna talk to her.
- As you should!
- I'm gonna talk to her.
I need, I took like
person to per,
'cause it's, this is crazy.
- Well, yeah, of
course you should!
Considering it was
all your fault!
- All my fault?
- Yes.
- Okay. I get that You're upset.
I didn't, I don't know how
what happened to you today
was my fault, that was
Melanie did that, I...
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry that you went
through what you, but it's not.
No, I get that you're upset.
- You didn't?
- No.
- Not even just a little?
I know you're not gonna sit here
and play some innocent
little victim.
'Cause it'd be just so
awful if you did,
because, oh, my God!-
- Don't be sarcastic with me.
- Oh, my God!
That must be so awful for Jeff
- Why am I getting
the sarcasm right now?
- Right?
- T. I get that you're upset.
- Jeff.
- I understand.
- No, you don't!
Jeff does nothing wrong and
- T, I have done
everything that you have
- You're just always right.
- Asked me to do to
get past this.
- Of course!
- Everything that you have
asked me to do
to get past this.
- Like what?
- Like, move here.
I didn't wanna come here!
- Oh, now you didn't wanna
come here. Tell me more, Jeff.
Tell me more.
- I will.
I didn't wanna come here!
You're the one that
said we were cool.
Remember that?
- Why are we even
in this situation in
the first place?
- Because of your career!
- No, not of my career!
- Your words were, your words.
"We can't let the past
affect our future."
- "We can't let the
past affect our future."
- Stop doing that. You...
- "I'm so innocent".
But you cheated on me!
- Oh!
- You kissed Melanie.
- Okay.
- "It's not my fault"
(fake sobbing)
- Where d'you wanna go?
Are we going back there?
- "We can't let her back in
our marriage".
- I knew it, I knew it.
You haven't forgiven me.
- Oh no.
- I knew it!
- [Tisa] Okay, you know what-
- Did you say you forgave me?
- Oh.
- Just be honest!
- Okay.
- Be honest!
- Okay. But you know what?
- We can't move forward
unless you forgive me.
- Please.
- At least I'm honest!
- "At least"? You know what?
You, you're honest?
Well, you were honest when
you kissed Mel, were you?
See, you drive me crazy. I quit.
I can't, I gotta go.
Can't deal with this.
- Find some forgiveness.
- Oh, you know, on some
forgiveness, how about this?
That's forgiveness.
And my shoe is on
the wrong foot!
- Go then!
(door closes)
(stylish electronic music)
Imma feel real down
I cannot explain myself
Everyday to fight to build
confidence all the day
Then feelin' like I'm
incompetent, soul drainin'
- Lookin' good now.
Like I wanna get high,
I'm being so down
- Hey, what can I get you?
- Well, I really want
a cranberry and vodka.
I guess I'll just do a
cranberry mocktail.
- How about a bottle of water?
You know, I've seen you run
and it's important to
stay hydrated.
What are the chances?
- It's Michael, right?
- Mm-hmm.
- Tisa?
So you work here?
- Nah, actually.
- I mean, well you are
behind a bar serving.
- I'm, I'm joking.
- No, I was joking too.
Ha ha ha.
Okay. Well, you look dapper
- Thank you.
- In your bar tending.
- You look very sexy yourself.
- Oh.
Did I ask for my drink? Okay.
- Cranberry mocktail, right?
- Yeah.
- It was really good
to see you again.
- (clears throat) I
appreciate that.
- [Michael] No problem.
- Yeah.
- How's, how's your,
how's your head?
- It's better.
- That's good.
You know, most women don't
usually fall for me that easy.
- You know, you did kind of
tackle me like a linebacker.
- Oh man. Yeah, I did kinda.
I should've been
paying attention
a little bit more.
- Yeah,
'cause it's the muscles.
- Hey Michael, can I
get a bottle of water?
- Angel, what's going on?
- (chuckles) How are you?
- Oh, there we go.
You singing tonight?
- I am, yeah.
- I would like to
dedicate your next song
to this beautiful
woman named Tisa.
- No, no. You don't have to
do, don't have to do that.
- It's too late.
- It's already done,
"Love Of My Life"?
- Oh yeah. That's a good one.
- Oh, "Love Of My Life".
- [Michael] Bingo.
- Thank you.
- Ah, yeah. And here is
your Cranberry Mocktail.
- "Love Of My Life" is on.
- This one's on me.
(band starts playing)
- Thank you.
- I wanna dedicate
this next song
to the lovely lady at the bar.
- Oh.
Never feel one who falls
Falls in love, 'cause I fall
- Oh, okay macho man.
One too many disappointments
I've had plenty
Took some time,
took some pain
- Really, if I could
wink I would have.
Some things I had to change
So I'm doin' things
in my own way
So I'm taking control
and have some faith
- I like your jacket.
Looks like it's wife material.
- What?
- [Michael] Wife material.
- Well, I mean, I am. Okay.
Things for granted take
And learn to appreciate
Oh, that the best
things in life are free
And someone's happy
Because of me
- Wanna dance?
- What?
- Wanna dance?
- Absolutely not.
Like an angel
You were sent to me
And when I'm around you
I'm the best I can be
And my heart won't stop
beating like a modern man
Got butterflies in
places I knew I never had
Finally someone I'm
supposed to be
Finally have someone
Who cares about me
- And then I was-
- So-
- You go.
- No, you go.
- Okay. You know, I really
had a good time tonight.
- Good.
- So can I walk you to your
car or did you run here?
- Oh, so you're just not
gonna let that go, are you?
I'm, I'm actually good.
I'm just right over.
Right over there.
- Okay.
You know, I gotta admit,
I really do appreciate you
sticking around to the closing.
I think that's the most fun
I've ever had at my job.
- Same.
Thank you for spending time
with the blabber mouth.
- Well, I enjoyed every word.
- Good.
- So, Angel is singing next
weekend if you wanted to go?
Don't worry. I'm not gonna
dedicate any more songs.
- Well, I mean, it's not that.
I think I may have seem
to forgotten that...
- Ooh.
- Yeah.
- Yeah, there is that.
- And I haven't really
been the best wife today.
- Friend. Right?
- Friends, friends.
- We can be friends, right?
- Said every side piece ever.
Right. Friend.
- Yeah. Yeah.
I gotta admit that was
kind of like my Hail Mary.
- Listen, we had a nice moment,
but it'll just have to
stay a nice moment.
- Understood and respected.
- Thank you.
I'm gonna go, but take
care of yourself, Michael.
- Likewise.
(bright music)
- Caught you looking.
- Caught you caring.
(fake laughter between them)
- Have a good night.
- [Michael] You too.
We've come so far
since we began
This love
Been through the trenches
- I'm sorry.
- Sorry too.
Ups and downs, like we've
barely even touched the ground
I love you more each day
And I pray
I can push my ego
out the way
Let you know it'll be okay
Whenever times get rough
- Mmm.
Smells amazing in here, Diane.
I have missed your cooking.
- Well, hopefully you'll
stay long enough
to actually eat it.
- We'll be here.
- No, I'll believe it
when I see it.
Why don't you help me mix that
icing there on the counter?
- Okay.
Do you have a mixer?
- I have two mixers.
Your right and left hands.
This will do.
- Okay. Do you want me
to stir it or shovel it?
- You mind pouring me a glass?
- Yeah.
All right.
- Cooking is better
when I'm tipsy.
Pour yourself a glass too.
- I'm good.
have this for you.
Diane, I know it doesn't seem
like we're happy to be here,
but I just want you to
know that we really are.
- This is just a means
to an end for you all.
If that house was ready,
you wouldn't be here.
- Diane, can you gimme a break?
I'm, I'm trying here.
Look, I'm not going to apologize
for the fact that we left.
But I'll be honest,
we should have visited you
more when you were sick.
But I'm done.
I am done with the past, Diane.
We are here now.
(gentle piano music)
Your granddaughter is here.
We're not moving too far away.
And you can have your son back.
But can we just
please start over?
- Thanks for your help.
I can handle it from here.
- Diane!
- Thanks.
I got it.
(gentle piano music)
(pan sizzles)
- Here baby.
Lemme get you some more tea.
I got you a little bit.
- Thank you.
- Not so much 'cause
there's so much sugar there.
She's gonna be bouncing
off the walls.
- Can you put it all the
way to the top
where it's almost overflowing?
- No. No.
- What'd you say?
- Please?
- [Jeff] There we go.
- Fun police.
- There, I've got this.
- Give that to me.
Thank you mama.
- Now the party can start!
- Grandma, everything
looks delicious.
- Why, thank you baby.
- I'm serious, Mama.
I don't know if this is
chicken or pork under here
it's smothered in so much gravy.
Everything looks amazing.
- Thank you, honey.
- Yeah.
- Slow down.
- [Jeff] Easy, girl.
- Is it good a little bit?
- It's good. And I don't
even care what it is.
Chicken, pork, pigeon,
doesn't not even matter.
- Ah, sho' you right.
- She loves a good bird.
She used to have a pigeon
- You liked him too.
- Hi everyone.
Sorry I am late, ooh.
(music stops)
I had to put in overtime
at work 'cause well,
you know what that's about.
Ooh, look at this spread!
You did this?
- Okay.
- Ooh, this looks good.
- Nope, you know what?
It's fine.
Hmm. It's perfect.
- What are you doing here?
You were not invited!
- I'm glad that she's here.
'Cause then it's easier
to hide her body.
Right in this house.
- I knew you had dinner today.
You know I'm not missing
your good cooking.
- I know that, Mel, but
this is not a good time!
- It's a good time for me.
- Well it's dark, baby.
It's real dark.
- All this is doing
- 3:00 AM in the middle
of the woods, dark.
So you've come back
into the light?
- I'm coming back
into the light.
- Take a deep breath up.
(breathes in.)
- Stop it.
- I'm back. I'm back, baby.
I am back.
- [Mel] Tisa. Jeff.
- How you doing?
- How are you?
- All right.
- Oh, hi sweetie.
I don't think we've been
formally introduced.
I'm Miss Melanie. You
must be Rayleigh, right?
- Yeah.
- Don't, don't do that.
- What?
I'm just trying to
break the ice.
- Oh, okay.
- Yeah, you've been
breaking a lot of things
since we showed up.
- Don't you think me and you
have done enough of that?
- Okay.
- Mel, ease it up a bit, okay?
- What?
- Yeah. Chill out.
- Okay. All right. (chuckles)
All right. Hold on now.
I feel like I just walked
in a minefield coming here.
I just wanted to spend
time with my family.
- See, Mel, that's the problem.
You think that this
is your family?
- Well, it is.
- No, it's not.
- Mel. Look, baby, look.
We have to tread lightly, okay?
Until we can figure out
this dynamic.
- Okay. I have apologized
like a thousand times.
What else can I do?
- Well, you can try leaving.
- Okay.
How about you try leaving?
- Excuse me?
- [Both] Rae!
- I know, I know.
Now that
inconvenience fee applied.
- Did should just?
- Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
- You know what Melanie?
Say how you really feel.
Get it off your chest.
- Mel.
- Go ahead.
- Well, I'm good.
I'm good. We're all good.
We're all good.
- Yes, we are.
- I just, I don't see
what he saw in you.
(slow applause by Tisa)
- That felt good, didn't it?
- I'll tell you what
I saw in her.
I saw everything that a
wife and a mother should be.
(soft music)
You know, I haven't been the
most supportive husband lately,
but I hope she knows that
you are everything I could
have ever dreamed of.
So, shame on you.
Shame on you for
coming up in here
and trying to disrupt
what we have.
If your goal was to bring drama,
congratulations, you succeeded.
But if your goal was to,
to break up the love
that we share together,
you're gonna fail 11
times outta 10.
(soft music continues)
Because, we're unbreakable.
- Unbreakable?
Didn't seem that way when
we were a tribe.
- Mel, shut up!
I-I don't know how I
could have been so blind.
Maybe it's because of
what you've been to me,
but I cannot allow you
to come in here
and do what you're doing.
- Mm.
- To be a part of this family
is a privilege, not a right.
- So you're choosing
Tisa over me?
- I'm choosing my son over you.
He and his wife are starting
a new chapter in their life
and they get to de decide
who they want in
and of It doesn't include
you, then so be it.
- Wow.
I did not see that coming.
Maybe I should give you
guys some time.
- Maybe you should.
- It's stressful times right
now and considering the move,
the new job, oh, not to mention
the new baby on the way.
Oh wait, what?
Jeff didn't know about?
Oh, I mean,
I thought you would've known
considering it's your wife.
Ooh. Geez.
My bad.
I didn't mean to
spill the beans.
Like, I'm just-
- Whoa, whoa, whoa.
- Tisa, Tisa, Tisa, no.
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa!
- Just let her go.
The sooner as she
leaves the better.
- Okay. You're right.
- Wait, what?
- You heard us.
- Ma?
- Mel. Just go.
- You know what?
(gentle music)
- Baby?
Is it true or?
Are you pregnant?
- I need to, I need
to get to work.
- Okay.
- Sorry.
- Mm-hmm.
- [Tisa] Thank you.
(gentle music continues)
(door closes)
- Okay. Excuse me all.
- Hey, Jeff.
- Yeah?
- Go to her.
We might as well
finish this food.
Ain't no sense to that
bird dying in vain.
Geez Louise.
That was interesting.
It was like-
- That was a mess.
- Like Jerry Springer
all over again, right?
- Yeah.
- I thought Tisa was about to
give her her left hand there
for a while.
- Oh, that Mel, she's messy.
- Messy Mel.
- Messy Mel.
- Been that way
since high school, I tell you.
Should have saw when
she's a cheerleader
and Jeff was on the
football team.
- No, I-
- I swear.
Listen, baby.
Don't let messy Mel get your
blood pressure up. Okay?
- How are the greens?
- They're amazing.
(upbeat music)
I know where you're not at
Love it when I'm like you
You say you don't trust me
All this shit we've
been through
Why you always upset
I don't really get you
(dramatic music)
- We begin with breaking
news in Fulton County
where an employee at a Domino's
was allegedly shot over
putting pineapples
on the suspect's pizza.
- Wow.
Yes. You heard that right.
- Excuse me.
- [Paul] I guess not everybody
likes pineapples on their pizza.
How about you, Tisa?
- Is this a rehearsal?
- I mean, I personally don't,
but I wouldn't shoot
someone over it.
- The suspect is in
police custody
and this is an ongoing
and there is no
further information
at this time.
- Tisa!
I just need to speak
to my wife.
- We will keep you updated
as this case develops.
- [Jeff] Can you cut, cut.
- Keep the camera going
- Thank you, sorry.
- It's gonna be great
for ratings.
- Hey, are they, are we,
can we do this?
- What are you doing here?
- Look, I found this in
our bathroom.
God, you peed on that a lot.
- I'm at work.
- Look. Wait man.
What's up?
- What's up brother?
- Love your work.
- Hmm.
- I'm trying to profess
my love to you.
- What?
- So.
- I'm-
- Shh!
All right. So I haven't done
this before, so I'm just,
I wanna get this right.
I'm not good at this.
(gentle music)
So just bear, bear with, oh,
here goes.
Truthfully, Tisa,
I didn't want to grow
our family because I,
I hate my career and, and I
didn't want the added pressure.
But after this month,
I realized that it
doesn't matter
how much pressure is
thrown at us,
we never stop being a team.
(gentle music continues)
And, and if our team's
gotta grow, I'm all in.
I mean, we can build a whole
football team if we need to.
But, I realized that
there can never be too
much family in our family.
That was tight, right?
- That was dope.
- He's crying.
- It was beautiful.
- My man.
There's never too much
family for our family.
And baby, I can't imagine
sharing our family
with anyone else with you.
(gentle music continues)
I love you.
- I love you too.
- Oh baby. Are you about to?
- Nope.
- But it looks like you-
- I'm good, nope. I'm fine.
I'm a thug.
She thought I was.
- No, he's not a thug.
- I'm a thug.
- He's, he's not a thug.
- Don't say I'm not, though.
- Tupac said it's okay
to cry tears.
- See?
- He said that.
- See?
- Oh, really?
- So it's okay.
It's okay.
- Dark men and tears.
See, what album was that?
- I don't-
- It doesn't matter.
(scattered applause)
Oh, simple mind
To somethin' higher
- Thank you.
- Thank you.
To somethin' brighter
- (laughs) Always wear
this lipstick on your lips?
He looks, look at, he
is not a thug.
(indistinct chatter)
- Check it out. Jazzy and
I, that's what I call Jeff,
you know, I'm Will Smith
in that scenario,
- Okay.
- Anyway, we was at the toy
store the other day, man.
One of those there AI toys
from Japan was in the aisle.
I picked it up thinking
it was one of those
Tyler Alive dolls.
Thing was alive. Started moving!
- What?
- Yeah, kicked me in my knee.
I've been icin' it down for
the last 24 to 48 hours.
I swear, it's been tough.
- So the best in that
is what we put-
- Where it supposes when
you're pregnant?
- Yeah.
- Oh, it's as bad as
that Does it hang?
- Hi.
- [Diane] What are
you doing here?
- [Mel] Well...
- It's okay. I invited her.
- [Both] You did?
- Yes.
- We talked everything out.
- [Both] You did?
- Yes.
And I forgave her for you,
'cause I know how much
Melanie means to you.
And although I'll never
consider her family,
I know that you do.
And plus, I trust my man.
- My baby.
- She's more than welcome.
- Thank you.
- Uh-oh.
- There's so many cars outside.
I had to park around the corner.
- Guys. This is my new boo.
This is Michael.
I call him my little
Jonathan Ranger.
- [Michael] That wasn't
little last night.
- Oh.
- Okay.
That's a lot of information.
Come on.
- Come on in.
- Okay.
Where's the bubble?
- Just don't 'cause those.
- That's a tall drink of water.
Are you good?
- Mm-hmm.
- Okay.
- Yeah, now that Melanie
has her own man,
I am more than good.
- Yeah.
Okay. Ready?
- Yes. Ready.
- [Both] Rae!
- Oh, wait.
- No, no. Rayleigh.
- Come here.
Mommy and Daddy have something
we'd like to tell you.
- Yes.
- All right, y'all.
We have an announcement?
Come here, baby.
As you know,
we're very excited to have
moved back here
and we're on a new journey
with the love and support
from all of our
friends and family.
Speaking of family, we
have a new addition.
- I got this.
(bright music)
- Guys, the big news is
that I'm pregnant!
- Congratulations!
- Thank you!
(excited chatter)
- God really does
answer prayers.
- Yes. Yeah, he absolutely does.
- I prayed for a little brother.
- What?
- I've been praying for
one every night
for the past two months.
- Baby, do you really think
that God answered your prayer?
- Of course, Daddy.
Think about it.
I've been praying and
praying and praying.
I prayed so hard I
couldn't be ignored.
- Wow.
- Oh, and I forgot to mention,
at first I asked God for a
little brother.
- Right.
- But now I'm thinking
of asking for a brother, a
sister, and another brother.
- Baby girl, I don't think
mommy's gonna be too cool
with having to get
pregnant two more times.
- No, not two more times.
All at once. Triplets!
- Trip. You said triplets.
- Triplets.
- You said triplets.
- Yeah.
Are you okay?
- Huh?
- You look like you've
seen a ghost.
- I'm, I think I've seen three.
- Oh.
- Are you okay?
What's going on?
- No.
- You look queasy.
- I feel that way.
This morning sickness
is starting to become
morning, noon and
night sickness.
- Right.
- And I just, ugh.
And I just kind of feel
like I'm having like three.
- Triplets. Triplets?
- What?
- Triplets?
- Jeff, no one said
anything about-
- Are we having triplets?
- What are we ha.
- No one's said
anything about any triplets.
- No. You just said three
and then you stopped.
- I was saying that this
morning sickness
has me feeling three times
worse than when I had Raeleigh.
But do you think that
we're having triplets?
- No. No.
Why, are we having triplets?
(bright music)
- I don't think so.
- Okay.
- I don't know.
- Okay.
- Okay.
I mean, you did say though that
there's never too much
family in our family.
So would you, would that
be a problem if we did?
Oh God. That would be
a problem, wouldn't it?
- No, no, no, no.
I guess.
- It'll be okay,
I start to get anxious.
- I think we'd be cool.
- You think so?
- I do. Give me a kiss.
We'd get through it.
So if we don't take it, I'd
like to dance with my wife.
I've made my healthy
share of failed mistakes
Still lovin' to
give and I take
- Thank you, God, you
really came through.
Never doubted you for a
second though.
And now that we're on a roll,
instead of just one baby,
I was thinking, how about trip-
- Oh! I cannot believe this!
Everything I do for that woman.
Oh, God.
Don't be sending your
packages to my house no more.
She'd do that to kick me out.
- God. Damn.
(soft music)
Not again.
Are you okay?
- I've literally never
been swept off my feet.
- I'm glad I could
be your first.
(upbeat music)
- Yes.
When I'm running
through your mind
- [Director] Quiet, Apryl.
- But I'm supposed-
- Quiet.
Between these arms
- Still rolling.
Oh yeah, it's easy, baby
You can have me anytime
- I'm not even, I'm-
- Concentrate baby.
Apryl's not ready yet.
Apryl, fix your hair.
Wait a minute.
- Come on. I haven't got
time to play with you!
- All right, here we go.
We're good. We're good now.
You might as well
fuck with me
We already talk
Like every day
- Hello?
- Is that Rayleigh?
- Hello.
- Rayleigh sweetheart.
- [Rayleigh] Door's stuck.
- Didn't we give her a key?
I thought you gave her a key?
Energy baby
'Cause I'm supposed to be,
- Are you a fillin'
a potty girl?
- Will you shut up?
She doin' her-
Can you please just moon back?
Moonback walk. Moonwalk back.
- That'll be the moonback walk.
- I can't even think.
- Mama.
- Boy.
- The, the, the, the
Just stop your crying.
- Sorry.
I said moonback, moonback.
- Moonback walk.
- [Crew] James, I can see
your sound pack.
- You gotta hold your breath.
James I can see
your sound pack
- Got hurt before
James passes out.
Rae would love this man.
Oh my god.
Rae would love this, but,
it's not even wrapped up.
Wait a minute.
- It's like
artificial intelligence.
- Oh, wait a minute.
Is it one of those AI dolls?
Oh, snap!
Oh, dude.
- [Female Crew] I'm sorry.
- [Male Crew] Sorry,
research. Sorry about that.
He went down.
I went down with him.
- Left the sheets in it.
- I'm coming. I'm coming back.
- So where's Calvin?
- He's knocked out on pain.
Pain, painkillers, pain meds.
- Pain meds?
- Yeah, you, it's a long story.
You should go check out.
Check him out.
Check on him.
(crew laughing)
Shut up.
Baby. She's on her way!
(crew laughing)
- If it were logical, you
would've ended up with Melanie.
- Boogers. He ate his boogers!
(crew laughing)
We can't let the past get
in the way of our future.
You said that.
- Oh, oh!
- Lemme go back here. Look
at that, look at that.
Ahh, okay.
Tell me when you're ready.
Fire it up!
- [Angel] I would like
to dedicate this song.
- Is this real?
- Yeah.
- Okay, don't pay.
- Mel. Ease up a bit.
Mel, ease up a bit, okay?
Hold on.
- Let's reset?
- Yeah.
- I think you reversed.
I think me and you have
done nothing right.
- I'll tell you what
I saw in her.
(crew member speaks)
- Yeah.
- Can I say, can I act,
can I be in it?
- Okay, it's on you.
- I'm in a movie. I'm tryna...
- Oh shit!
- Goddamn microphone.
- I got it, I got it.
- Goddamn it.
- I got it.
- So we are unbreakable.
- [Mel] Yeah.
What I call this person.
- There's nobody there.
- [Mel] Jonathan Little Major.
Oh, (laughs) so cute.
- Wait, what's going
on right now?
- Come on in. Come on in.
- What's happening?
- Had a haircut.
Come on Jonathan.
(Diane laughing)
- He's right there. Why
are you talking to nobody?
(Jeff laughs)
(music ends)