9-1-1 (2018) s03e15 Episode Script

Down to Clown

Hey, folks, this is Ronald the Survival Guy.
Today, I am building a primitive lean-to, ideal if you ever find yourself in the case of emergency shelter.
As you can see, I've already gathered quite the stack of brush.
And with my trusty knife, I'm sharpening this y-stick.
Now, I usually don't get personal on these blogs, but a lot of you've been asking why Brittany is no longer in my videos.
Long story short, she met a gentleman with another more, heh, popular bushcraft vlog.
I'm not gonna say names.
But just so you know, it's gonna take a lot more than that to break me.
Oh, wow.
I don't know if you guys can see this, but an alligator lizard just paid us a visit.
How about I show you all how to grill up a little lizard snack? He's wily.
Oh God! Ow! Hello! Austin Emergency Services! He's gotta be close.
Guy told dispatch he was half a click south of the road before his cell dropped out.
Better than a whole click, I guess.
Hey, I'm here! Please help! Alright.
Emergency services.
We're coming to you! I'm here! I'm here.
Oh, God.
I'm here.
I'm - I'm here - Alright.
TK, get his vitals.
- Nancy, inspect the wound.
- Oh, God.
I understand you have a stab wound.
- Is that correct? - I accidentally got myself.
Cap, I'm seeing a strange lump.
- Cap, it moved! The lump moved.
- Ah! Oh, yeah, it's a sneaky little bastard, alright.
- Holy God.
What is that? - Alligator lizard.
That's what I was going for when I got myself and then it climbed inside.
Just get it out! - Please.
- Alright.
TK, grab your tourniquet.
Let's keep that little bugger from going up any higher.
Just one last twist.
There we go.
Dude is lit.
And it's mating season, so he's gonna already be worked up.
If he comes out, he's gonna be looking to attack.
Then we'll give him something to attack.
TK, grab his shoulders.
Nancy, hold his feet.
Yeah, Cap.
Ron, listen to me.
I'm gonna need you to brace yourself, okay? This is gonna hurt.
It can't hurt more than it already does.
Okay, here we go.
Cap, what are you doing? You're just gonna piss it off even more.
That's the idea.
- Come on.
- Oh, God! Come on.
Okay, that's it.
There he is.
TK, grab the biohazard bag.
There we go.
Cap, what are we gonna do with this thing? Uh, that's for Animal Control to sort out.
Let's package him up, get him ready for travel.
How you doing, Ron? Oh, better.
But-but could you Yes, Nancy, uh, would you get rid of the tourniquet? - It's got to hurt like hell.
- Thanks.
Say, could you hold it up for the camera? My subscribers are gonna wanna see a close-up.
So when we last spoke, we talked about you making a note of those moments during the week when you felt rage building or an urge to lash out.
And how did that fare? Mm-hmm.
I see.
Oh, wow.
Should you be saying "wow"? It's fairly frequent, isn't it, these feelings of rage? When I told you I was pissed off all the time, I meant all the time.
I just don't know why all of a sudden.
Well, maybe it's not as sudden as you think.
It's possible that the roots of your anger go deeper than you know.
I'd like to try something.
Have you heard of EMDR? I think I listened to 'em in the '80s.
No, it's Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.
It's a form of therapy that allows us to occupy your active mind so as to free up your unconscious mind.
And you think that's gonna unlock the source of my rage? It might.
Now watch the ball on the screen.
Deep breaths.
Follow the ball.
Okay, what do you see in your mind's eye right now? A spot on my lung.
My tumor.
Deep breaths.
Follow the ball.
And what do you see now? My son in a hospital bed.
He's got a tube down his throat.
Watching the ball.
What about now? A red, uh Big red nose.
Like a bloody nose? No, like a-a, uh Like, like a rubber, like a It's a clown.
Alright, I think that's a good start.
Let's take a break.
Yeah, I think we got a little off-track there.
I think we are right on our way, actually.
Tell me about the clown.
- What? - The clown.
It's the only time that you took your eyes away from the screen and your respiration became notably more rapid.
I think it's telling.
Except it isn't.
It just popped into my head.
It doesn't mean anything.
All the other associations had to do with some sort of trauma.
I don't have any trauma around clowns.
When you think about clowns, what comes up? John Wayne Gacy.
The Joker, Pennywise.
All negative representations.
Uh, 'cause clowns are awful.
So it's possible that you suffer from coulrophobia, which is the irrational or extreme fear of clowns.
My "fear of clowns" is-is neither irrational nor extreme.
But you do have very strong feelings about clowns.
So how are you coping with that? I avoid the circus.
Okay, sir, I'm gonna get help to you.
Can you give me your address? I-I-I can't.
I don't I don't, I don't live here.
I'm renting this condo for a work trip.
Oh, my God, there's so much smoke.
I need you to stay low and stay calm.
I'm Dave.
Can you give me your name? - Jordan.
- Okay, Jordan.
Let's forget the address.
Can you recall for me any cross streets, Anywhere you might have gone for a takeaway? - A takeout? - Yes.
I get coffee every morning at Capitol Roasters.
I see it.
That puts you on Congress.
That's right! That's right! It's the tower across the street.
Can you tell me what unit you're in? I'm on the fifth floor, but I'm not in my unit.
I'm in a hallway.
Okay, then let's get you to some stairs.
That's what I'm looking for but I can't find it.
I can barely see with all this smoke.
I am pulling up the building blueprints.
But for now, I need to get you behind a closed door and away from that smoke.
Do you think you can find your way back to your unit for me? The ceiling's falling! I don't know where I am and now I'm really turned around.
I want you to start banging on doors.
Let's see if we can find someone to let you inside.
Hello! Hey! Open up! The building's on fire! Hello! Help! Please, I need help! Dave, the building's mostly empty.
I understand, Jordan.
Okay, I've got the building blueprints in front of me.
Tell me what unit you are standing in front of right now.
Okay, excellent, excellent.
There is a set of stairs to the left around the corner.
I need you to stay low and head that direction.
Uh I can't go that way.
It's all on fire now.
Uh, Jordan, uh change of plan.
It looks like there is a workout room across the hall down to the other end.
With a little luck, we're not gonna need a key to get in there.
I found it! Okay, get inside.
Close that door.
Oh, God.
I'm in.
The air's a little better in here.
It's about to get even better.
There are some windows on the north side of the room, so I want you to take something heavy and smash those windows.
I-I don't see any windows.
Um, the north side of the room, Jordan.
Three big bay windows.
But there aren't any.
Just walls.
No, no, no.
No, they're right here on the blueprint.
Jordan are you absolutely sure there are no windows? Yeah, I'm telling you, no windows! The smoke's coming in.
Dave, what do I do? Gym, gym, uh, gym.
What else is in a gym? Um Jordan? Are there water coolers? Yes.
What about towels? Yeah, they have, they have both.
We are going to create a defensive space to keep you safe until first responders arrive.
So what I need you to do is start wetting those towels.
Take the first towel and cover your mouth and with the others, we're gonna stuff them under the door to stop that smoke.
Hey, Rescue 122 is three minutes out.
He's on the fifth floor.
He's not gonna make it.
How we doing, Jordan? The door's gettin' really hot.
The towels, they're catching on fire! Okay.
I need you to step away from that door as far as you possibly can.
Keep your face covered.
Are the firefighters close? Any second now.
So they're not here yet? They are coming as fast as they can, and they know exactly where to find you.
They're not gonna make it in time, Dave.
Fire's coming in.
Oh, God, so this is it.
No, no, no, no, Jordan, this is not it.
We are not giving up.
I wasn't even supposed to come on this trip.
I volunteered.
My wife said, "Go, have fun.
" My two kids hugged me goodbye.
I'm I'm never gonna see 'em again.
I hear sirens.
I need you to hang on in there, Jordan.
Dave? Yes, Jordan.
Thanks for trying.
Hey, Dave.
Hello, Grace.
You okay? Yeah.
You know, no matter how many people we lose here, it never seems to get any easier, does it? I wouldn't know, actually.
Never lost anyone on a call before.
Really? - In all your years on the job? - Yeah.
Guess luck's always been on my side.
Streak over, then.
Well, you know, Emergency Services, they offer counseling 24/7.
Yeah, I appreciate it.
I think I'd just rather get out of here, to be honest.
Do you have anybody you can call? Oh, yeah, my brother's in Leicester, so he'll be awake in about six hours, so maybe I'll FaceTime him.
I mean, you Why don't you, why don't you come over for dinner tonight? Tonight? No.
No, no.
Couldn't possibly put you out.
Well, no, you wouldn't be putting us out.
- We'd be happy to have you.
- Grace You have enough to worry about on the home front with a little baby.
And you don't need to be fretting about me.
I'm gonna have Judd make his potato salad.
Just grab the rest of my things.
- Hey, babe.
- Hey.
Hey, uh, do you remember where we kept my old fish tank? Your TK, are we getting fish? Nope.
Uh, what is that? That is Lou, an alligator lizard, and our new buddy.
And, uh, what is Lou doing in a to-go box? Oh, this is from lunch.
I put him in here after we dug him out from the guy's leg.
What guy's leg? I was on a call today.
He was buried in there pretty good.
You brought a flesh-eating reptile into our home? No, he wasn't eating it.
He was just hangin' out.
Anyways, after we rescued him, we brought him to Pathology to make sure he wasn't diseased.
- Mm-hmm.
- Which he wasn't, by the way.
He's adorable, isn't he? Maybe to another lizard.
You're gonna love him.
You'll see.
Besides, you wanted a pet.
To, you know, pet.
I don't want this thing anywhere near me.
That's fine.
I'll take care of everything.
I'll feed him, I'll set up his basking lamp.
You won't have to lift a finger.
Because I'm afraid I'd lose it.
Think your fish tank is in the garage.
Would you mind getting it? And this is me not lifting a finger.
The potato salad is lovely.
Thank you, Judd.
I can't help but notice you ain't really touched it.
It turns out that it's difficult to enjoy something even as lovely as this after you've killed a father of two.
It was not your fault.
That man was on the fifth floor.
Grace said that whole place was an inferno too, so nobody's gonna save him.
I could have done more than march him into a windowless tomb.
That, uh, that tater salad that you're so fond of that ain't actually my recipe.
The fella that give it to me, his name was Chef Parkland.
He was a He was one of my best friends and he was a husband and he was daddy to a little girl.
He was one of eleven incredible firefighters that we lost at the 126.
The Farm and Feed Factory on Old Walker Road.
I-I remember that.
Yeah, on the drive over, my job was to look at the facility maps and blueprints.
Yet it never occurred to me that a fertilizer factory is basically a bomb just waitin' to go off.
Now, I thought that should have been the first thing on my mind.
And, uh, I tortured myself about that for weeks.
It was months, actually.
How did you forgive yourself? I don't know if I ever did.
But my therapist said something that made me feel a little better.
He said, "A hero ain't in the saves.
It's in the carrying on after a loss.
" Yeah, that's right.
And you're gonna carry on too, Dave, because you are a hero, sir.
No, I'm not a hero.
Yes, you are.
I see what you do every day.
Thank you.
I think I needed to hear that tonight.
Thank you so much for inviting me over.
I think if it wasn't for you two, I'd just be getting sloshed off my trolley watching old "Battlestar Galactica.
" I didn't understand a word that you just said, but I do feel like maybe we should have offered the man a little something stronger than iced tea.
You know, uh, actually I do fancy a tipple, actually.
A Uh, your booze would be good.
- Oh! - Yeah.
- Alright.
- Gotcha.
You like bourbon? I don't really like it.
I bloody well love it! Oh.
Watch out.
You seem to be in good spirits today, Owen.
Oh, I am.
Watched a little movie last night.
"The Greatest Show on Earth.
" Ever seen it? Uh, with Hugh Jackman, right? That's "The Greatest Showman.
" "The Greatest Show on Earth," C.
Just happened to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Two and a half hours of glorious technicolor.
And the thing is filthy with clowns.
I mean, they're like 50 of 'em in there.
Jimmy Stewart doesn't even take his clown makeup off for the whole thing.
And I loved it.
- Really? - Yeah.
I might even watch it again.
So, does that sound like someone who's suffering from clown-o-phobia? Well, I never formally diagnosed you.
I merely suggested that some triggering event around the concept of clowns might be at the root of your anger issues.
But it's not because I do not have a thing with clowns.
Are you sure about that, sonny boy? "Sonny boy"? Grace, make that stop.
Ah! Good morning, Grace.
Did you sleep well? Uh, I did.
Thank you.
Oh, thank goodness.
Charlie started mewling at the crack of dawn.
I was worried she might have woken you up.
Um, well, I didn't hear any mewling.
Well, you have a seat.
I've got beans on toast on the go.
That'll be ready in just a moment.
Uh Dave, got a question for you.
Yeah, of course.
What are you still doing in my house? When you went to bed last night, Judd and I's little tipple turned into two little tipples and then three big ones and so forth.
Yeah, so I couldn't let him get behind the wheel after all them tipples.
So I just told him to crash out on the couch.
You know, um, you can tell me your secret, Dave, because you have turned our squealing little gas monster into a cooing cherub.
That's just a nip of antacid.
That did the trick.
What, you gave my child antacid? As in, like, grown-up antacid? Is there really such a thing as grown-up antacid? It's just calcium carbonate, isn't it? Also, I don't think she has gas.
I think it's just reflux.
Girl and me here, we've been trying to crack the crying code for, what, couple months now, he gets it night one.
It's amazing, ain't it, Grace? Uh, it's something.
You have no idea the kindness that you've done us, man.
Well, can't say there isn't a little bit of self-interest involved.
If I'm gonna be sleeping on your couch for a week, I would like to do it in peace.
- Did-did you say a week, Dave? - Mm-hmm.
Yeah, the man's got a plumbing issue at his house.
Mystery clog.
No one can find it.
No hot water until they do.
And they didn't try to snake it or Multiple times.
Well, you know, as I was telling your husband, I don't have to stay.
I don't wanna be a burden.
Don't be crazy, man.
You ain't no burden.
Is he, Grace? I guess not.
Oh! So sorry.
- Oh.
- Beg your pardon.
Ran out of hot water there at the end, so you might wanna wait a few minutes for it to replenish.
Oh, dear.
Dave, did you bring your own coffee? I did.
French press.
Coarser grind.
Because, you know, we've got plenty of coffee in the pantry.
Oh, I know.
I just can't do that freeze-dried stuff.
Life is too short for crap coffee.
No offense.
None taken.
Good morning, Grace.
Can I offer you some bangers and mash? Uh, I think I'm good with cereal today.
You're missing out.
I could've sworn we had some milk left.
Ah, I finished that off last night.
Just before bed.
A little bit of warm milk, and Dave is closed for business.
Oh, my God.
Grace? Thought I would suggest that we carpool together, but you seem to be running a bit behind.
Uh, no, you go ahead, Dave.
I still need a minute.
Nah, I'll wait and we can take your car together.
If we don't save the planet, who will? Yep.
Late again, eh? I'll just be in the car.
You "Inception" -ed me.
I "Inception" -ed you? Yes.
Ever since you had me doing your stupid eye movement mumbo-jumbo, I've been having nightmares with clowns in them.
- Really? - Yes, really.
You and your little bouncing ball sent in the clowns.
I even had one where you were a clown.
It's infuriating.
I'm leaving your office with more neuroses than I had when I came in here.
I think we may have taken the cap off something in your subconscious.
Well, I'm putting the cap back on 'cause things are getting in there that weren't there before.
You seem angry.
I am angry.
That's the whole point.
And you've got me talking about clowns.
No more clowns.
Hiya, kids.
It's me, Zippy the Clown! Now, are you ready to meet my balloon circus? Yeah! But first, who's our birthday boy today? - It's me! - Oh! And what's your name, young man? Darren! Well, happy birthday, Darren! Now, I bet you like giraffes.
Giraffes are my favorite animal.
Oh! Okay, that is impressive.
Clown did his research, Darren's favorite animal really is a giraffe.
- Aw.
- Oh! It's so good seeing Darren laugh.
He woke up this morning in tears saying all he wanted for his birthday was Ted to be here.
Just remind Darren that from now on, he gets two birthdays.
No, I did.
He'd rather have his dad.
Why? Oh, that is one awful giraffe.
Thank you, Zippy.
But it made Darren smile.
Now, before I make the hippo, I gotta do the hippo dance.
Thank you for coming.
We're this way.
I wanted Darren's 6th birthday to be memorable.
- Not traumatizing.
- Well, don't worry.
We'll try to keep the trauma to a mini mum.
Don't worry, kids.
Zippy's just fine.
Cap? I don't even let Darren play on it.
My ex-husband built it.
Always promised he'd add a coat of sealant.
Classic Ted, all promises.
Cap, do you want us to check out the integrity of that structure so Medical can make an assessment? - Yes, yes, do that.
- Yes, sir.
Y'all heard him.
Uh, TK, Nancy, stand by with the patient.
Will do, Cap.
Mommy, is Zippy gonna be okay? Oh, yes, sweetie.
These firefighters are gonna help him out because they're very, very brave, okay? That one looks scared.
Owen? Owen? Owen? Owen? It'll be alright, sir.
We'll get you out of there.
You alright? Gee, thanks, Mr.
- That'd be real swell.
- Owen? I wanna take your blood pressure.
Really, I'm I'm alright.
No, you are not alright.
I just need to catch my breath.
I think you're having a panic attack.
This wood is a rotted mess.
It's no wonder you dropped in.
When he did, he destabilized the whole thing.
No, I just I just need a minute.
Chavez, you grab the struts and cribbing.
Is it the clown? Have you ever been diagnosed with coulrophobia? Not officially.
You gonna pass out? Fall down? Vomit? I think I have it under control if I just stand still here for a minute.
Please don't make this a thing.
- Everything okay, Cap? - Yeah.
Yeah, your dad just wants to, uh, observe from back there, you know, wants to see the whole picture.
One, two, three.
Here we go.
Cap, we've ruled out a spinal injury.
His pulse is strong.
Everything seems normal.
Sir, are you in any pain? Just a wittle-bitty-bit.
I'm Tommy.
Can you tell me your name? Zippy the Clown.
Unless that's on your driver's license, I'm gonna need something a little more official than that.
My name's Ted.
Ted Rogers.
Wait, Ted? He did not! Hey, Juliana.
Hey, Darren.
Dad? Oh, so Zippy the Clown is Ted, what the heck are you doing? I couldn't miss Darren's big day.
With the custody stuff, this was the only way you'd let me come.
It's like Mrs.
Doubtfire, but with a clown.
Ted, we agreed, two birthdays.
It's not the same, Juliana.
- But it is - Alright, folks Can we do this after we get him out? That's, that's a good idea.
Cap, we're about ready to cut him out.
- Yep.
- Marjan, fire that up.
Ted, you idiot.
I know.
I got what I deserve.
I screwed up so many times.
I'm so sorry, Juliana.
- Is he gonna be okay? - I think so.
They'll take a better look at him at the hospital.
Can I go with him? That's not up to me, little buddy.
- Mom, please.
- Oh.
Uh Y'all are free to ride with us if you want.
Okay, We'll go with him.
Yay! Come on, baby.
Little boys really do love their daddies, huh? Hey, baby.
What's that? Eggs for breakfast tomorrow.
I also got some peppers, some onion, and mealworms.
Please don't put them next to the coffee beans.
Lou? Hey, buddy.
I got a big special surprise for you.
Hey, did you see there's a new season of "Grand Designs"? Uh, no.
No, I didn't.
Want to watch it tonight? Unless you're busy, and then I can just stick with the magazines.
No, I'm good.
I'm easy.
I'm free.
- Yeah, I'm free.
- Cool.
Um Hey, babe.
Why don't we, uh Why don't we do that now? Do what now? TV thing.
But you haven't finished putting the groceries away.
- Come here.
- What? You look so good today.
You got even the mealworms? Mm-hmm.
What? Oh, my God! Oh, my God! TK, the thing was on me, and you you didn't say anything? I'm sorry, I didn't wanna scare you.
How did it get out? I don't know.
It crawled.
Do not say crawled.
TK, where is it? I don't know.
These things are fast.
It could be anywhere.
So how long is he planning on staying? I guess until his plumbing situation is figured out.
What kind of plumbing situation? He says he's got some sort of mystery clog in his pipes.
Oh, I remember the last time we had a mystery clog.
It ended six months later with a jackhammer taking up the kitchen floor.
Did you say six months? Mm-hmm.
And an extra week to put the floor back together again.
Listen, Dave is nice, okay? He's nice and he's good with the baby.
And we've been saving on gas 'cause we've been carpooling to work.
So, uh, you mean to tell me that this man is there when you wake up in the morning and next to you on the drive in to work and sitting beside you all day long at a desk and then back in the car with you on the way back home? Okay, Tom, you know, it's not as bad as you making it sound right now.
Oh, oh, no.
Then why are you here right now still in your work clothes? Is it? Oh Is he waiting for you in the car? Tommy.
No, I Uber-ed here, okay? I just let him take the car.
- Gracie.
- I couldn't do it.
He sings show tunes comin' and goin'.
And I couldn't do "Surrey with the Fringe on Top" tonight.
Okay, Grace.
You need to kick that man off your couch and outta your house.
Yeah, Tommy, that's I would love to do that, but I can't just kick him out onto the street, T.
No, kick him out into a hotel.
Okay, listen.
Just hear me out, okay? The real test of Christian charity isn't when it's easy, right? It's when it's hard.
Oh, don't do that.
Look at you and Julius.
- Okay.
- Okay? You put all that anger and pain and bad blood to the side to welcome an unwanted guest into your home.
The unwanted guest that cleans, helps my girls with long division, and is out right now with them at a movie.
He cleans, Tommy? Mm-hmm.
My point being that Julius isn't exactly taxing my Christian charity.
And, listen, I'll tell you something else.
- Listen to me.
- Sure.
You are not Jesus.
Okay? You need to relax your standards right here just a little bit.
Oh, Tommy - Yep? - Howdy, y'all.
Oh, hey, Juddie.
Oh, that was fast, sweetheart.
Yeah, there was no traffic.
There's no rush.
I just need, like, ten minutes.
Uh, where's Charlie? She's with Uncle Dave.
Let's go.
Go? Ah Dave? Ah! You're home.
Dave, where's my child? Sleeping peacefully in the crib.
I just put her down.
Oh, so she's fine.
Oh, she loads better than fine.
What does that mean? My friends, I have some big news.
As of one hour ago, Charlie is officially bipedal.
So what you're saying is our daughter took her first steps and we missed it? Oh, no.
Not to worry.
You didn't miss a thing.
I caught each and every moment of Charlie's first vertical foray on video.
Uncle Dave to the rescue.
Come to me, Charlie.
Charlie, come to Uncle Dave.
You wanna come towards Uncle Dave? Wait, wait.
Let me get a good angle.
Let me get a good angle for Mum and Dad.
Oh, yes! You're doing it.
Oh, you're really doing it! Good girl! That's fantastic! Good girl.
Come to me, Charlie.
Come to me, come to Uncle Dave.
What a moment.
It seems that, in my excitement, I may have accidentally flipped the camera.
Well, that's unfortunate, isn't it? Isn't it? - He's gotta go, don't he? - Yeah, I think it's time.
So what are you gonna tell him? So, Owen, how would you like to start today's session? With an apology.
Turns out I'm terrified of clowns.
I see.
And what changed your mind? A close encounter with one.
I, uh I am a chloraphobe.
I'm chlorophobic.
Chlorophobic is a fear of chlorine.
Oh, well, can't say I'm a fan of that either.
You should be proud of yourself, Owen.
It takes a lot of courage to admit something like that.
Thank you.
And have you been able to give any more thought to what might be the cause of this phobia? Yes.
In fact, I think I know exactly where it came from.
- Is that so? - Mm-hmm.
So I told you that in one of my nightmares, you were a clown? Yes, I recall.
Yeah, but I didn't tell you what you said.
You called me "sonny boy.
" And that phrase has some significance for you? There's only one person in the world that's ever called me sonny boy.
My father.
You've never mentioned him in here.
What can you tell me about him? Not much.
Haven't seen the man since I was 12.
And are you comfortable sharing what happened when you were 12? He abandoned the family.
Do you remember how you felt when your family separated? Shame.
Am I to assume that you never got the chance to tell your father how you felt? No, no, I I don't even think I was aware of it.
And, um I've never talked to anybody about it until just this moment.
And-and how does that feel to finally say it out loud? Some relief, I guess.
Frankly, not as as much as I would like.
And why do you think that is? Well, saying it out loud doesn't change what happened.
Doesn't change the fact that I don't have any relationship with him to this day.
Well Then maybe I'm not the person you need to say it out loud to.
- Good night, Grace.
- You too, Bree.
Drive safe.
Okay, Lord I pray You forgive me for what I'm about to do.
I just ask that You give Dave the strength to receive this and to be able to stand on his own two feet.
Um, you about ready? Oh, yeah.
Uh, almost finished, Grace.
Just give me one moment.
Yeah, yeah, sure.
You take your time.
Actually, Dave, um I think we should talk.
Honestly, um, I'm glad to hear you say that because I do too.
- Oh, you do? - Yeah.
I want to preface this by saying that I am deeply grateful for the hospitality that you and your family have given me.
I know you're coming from a good place and it's been a wonderful experience, but it does feel a little bit smothering? - Smothering? - Well, no.
That's-that's not the right word.
Uh, what I mean is, um, the family togetherness is-is just a little bit suffocating.
- Yes.
- Okay.
Yeah, that-that means the same thing.
What I'm trying to say is I crossed the Atlantic to escape my family togetherness.
So really, it is on me.
And I should have turned down that initial invitation to dinner.
But I didn't because I thought that you didn't want me to say no.
And then Judd so graciously offered me the space on the couch.
And I didn't wish to disappoint him in the same way I don't wanna disappoint you, 'cause Argh! Just, I can't take anymore.
Sorry if that came out wrong.
Uh, no.
How could it? Um Listen, Dave, I was just trying to be of some service.
You lost a caller and you were hurting, so I Yeah, I did.
But then I found out it wasn't my fault.
Yeah, yeah.
No, of course, it wasn't.
No, I mean, it literally wasn't my fault.
Turns out the flat owners were doing some remodeling, and they didn't put the permits in, and they didn't take those new papers to the city.
And so the blueprints weren't in the system.
So greed is to blame, not me.
So then when did you find this out? Oh, like the, the day after.
So why didn't you say anything? Because you and Judd seemed like you were enjoying having a project.
Uh, I didn't know how to bring it up anyway.
Well, it's out there now, isn't it? That boil has been lanced.
So I think I'm just gonna go back to my place tonight.
But hold on.
I'm-I'm sorry.
So what about your plumbing issue? Well, I think I can get by without a little hot water for now.
In fact, I like my showers quite brisk.
I-I mean, I just wouldn't have known the way you ran through our hot water.
Well, you might wanna look into upgrading, uh, because I suspect you have a tiny tank.
We will do that.
You're not angry, are you? No, I'm-I'm not angry at all.
No hard feelings? No, no hard feelings.
Ah! That is why they call her Amazing Grace, ladies and gentlemen.
Uh Have a lovely evening.
You too, Dave.
That was a lot of strength You gave him, Lord.
Like a whole lot.
I appreciate you, though.
Were we robbed? No, I was looking for Lou.
I got him.
You got him? Is he What? No, I didn't kill him.
- He's right in there.
- Oh.
Lou! I found him by the desk lamp.
I guess he was basking.
Oh, my God, babe.
But I thought you hated him.
I do.
But I love you.
And I love how big your heart is for bringing in strays.
I love you too.
We should bring him to the greenbelt and set him free, right? I'm begging you.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
- Hello? - Yes, um I'm-I'm trying to reach Walter Strand.
Oh, I'm sorry.
He's not available.
Is there a message I can give him? Is there a message?
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