90210 s05e13 Episode Script


Previously on 90210 You signed a contract which gives me full control of your music.
I own you.
I will do whatever it takes to get out of your contract and out of your life.
Sukaly, I got my donor's signature giving up his paternal rights.
I really need to get my forms back.
I realized I made a mistake.
That's why we called the donor.
You forged my signature? - Teddy, I can explain.
- No you can't.
Campbell Price.
Hey, this is Navid Shirazi.
Hey, I'm head at Cronus now.
Cronus Society? Well, that's that secret elite group With a bunch of douchey guys using their connections - to get ahead.
- That's exactly what I need.
You'll be traveling in this.
Gonna put me in a box? If you won't let me protect you, - you leave me no other choice.
- No! Had a rough couple of days.
I'm just trying to work off some stress.
I heard clubs like yours usually have some kind of initiation.
Who's next? I'm sick and tired of thinking about what Max wants.
I want to go to Tokyo, and I want to be a princess! I guess you should go.
Bronson, I changed my mind.
I want to go through with the spinal surgery.
Late this afternoon, a clot traveled to Riley's lungs.
What's going on? Riley he's dead.
Liam! What's up, champ?! Yo, Navid, what's up? Cronus guys want another fight.
Hey, keep it down, man.
You want to advertise it to the whole campus? Sorry, I just got excited.
Hey, we can't break into the gym again, so we need to find a new place.
They're really into us, man.
Navid, it's some stupid secret club.
Who cares what they're into? Hey, these people have connections; they can open doors.
I can open my own doors.
Dude, come on, don't leave me hanging.
You started the whole fight thing.
They way you threw down, hey, you were like a madman.
I'm not a madman.
And I'm not some sideshow for your new fake friends.
So, what, you're just gonna bail on me? Yeah, pretty much.
Navid, I got to go.
I've got a meeting with a director who's been hounding me.
Uh, I thought you quit the whole acting thing.
I don't know what I'm doing, okay? Look, the fight served its purpose.
It was fun knocking around those guys.
But I got to, I got to find a new way to channel my energy.
Uh, this one's yours.
I think I'm gonna keep it.
Yeah, sure.
I always loved it when you wore my shirts.
So, uh Intimate.
Yeah, and you looked really damn sexy in them.
No sad faces.
Divorce sucks, but it's the right thing.
Yeah, no, it is; we're too young.
Yeah, and we're too impulsive.
Getting married like that was so Britney Spears.
They only way we're gonna thrive is if we're apart.
And while we're dividing our assets, we should actually go over our calendars.
I think there's a lot of things that - we have committed to do together.
- Okay.
Um okay.
This weekend is the After-School Achievers event.
I'll let you take that one.
What? Why would you do that? I mean, you're the one who's into raising money for after-school programs.
But you did all the planning for it.
I mean, getting Ade to sing, and putting Liam in the football scrimmage.
Yeah, I guess it sounds like it's our charity event.
Yeah, but we both also know that we need a clean break.
Right? Yeah, no, absolutely.
It's over; why should we linger? Okay, I will do the charity event on my own.
And, as I always say, no wallowing.
Ade thinks I played her, but I really didn't mean it like that, man.
Using the money from Ade's gig to pay for Megan's scholarship was pretty cold.
Well, no good deed goes unpunished, right? Megan dumped me and Ade hates me.
Why don't you let Ade out of her contract? Dude, I got calls out to everybody I know in the music business just to try to get my label started.
And, right now, Ade is my only asset.
It's like I'm hanging by a thread here.
Yeah, tell me about it.
Feel like my only asset to the guys in the club is that I'm friends with Liam.
Liam? That's what you have to offer? Liam? I mean No offense or anything, but that's kind of sad.
I have plenty of stuff to offer.
Okay, so then stop whining about Liam and show them.
So, just to be up front, I'm not even sure I want to do another movie.
I just kind of fell into the acting thing.
Oh, come on.
Look what you've been in.
Corporate Invaders? It's not exactly high art.
Or even low art.
Or art adjacent.
Well, to be perfectly honest, you were not the first person I thought of to play Joe Namath.
But I'm on the board of After-School Achievers.
Oh, yeah? My friend Naomi's running that event.
When I heard that you were playing in the celebrity football game, I started thinking about you.
And the more I thought, the better the idea seemed.
Well, Joe Namath does have more appeal than alien invaders.
And I can throw a football.
I guess I'll see you at the event.
I'm gonna have to get you approved by the studio, but if you want this, you got a real shot.
Um, well, I'm I'm glad you thought of me.
I just need to take some time to think it over, make sure it's really what I want.
Read the script.
You'll want it.
Annie, I'm so happy to see you out of the house.
Honey, retail therapy is very helpful.
Yeah, nothing like a good shoe clearance to make me forget all about my poor, dead boyfriend.
Trying a new approach: gallows humor.
So not working.
Well, we're here for you.
Yeah, I'm free tonight, if you want to hang out.
We can read my medical report and have a good cry.
Well, you guys are sweet, but I'm fine.
Really, I am.
I'm just processing still, trying not to dwell, and doing a lot of writing.
I write songs when I'm going through a tough time.
Ooh, when do we get to read? Please tell me it's not poetry slam.
Ha! I bet it's nothing that embarrassing.
Of course not.
Okay, these pants are cut to practically guarantee camel toe.
She'll take one in every color.
Girls, does this say "sexy yet charitable"? More like sidewalk sale in Palmdale.
Oh, my God, everyone's so bitchy today.
I love it.
So, guys, this charity thing was Max's idea, and now he's not coming.
Why not? He wants a clean break.
We have a mutual, friendly separation, and I don't understand why we just can't be friends.
Well, give it a little time.
When Liam and I broke up, we weren't exactly friends, and now we're roommates.
Yeah, no, I know.
I just don't like the idea that divorce means we have to be out of each other's lives forever.
I want to be out of Dixon's life forever.
I don't know what it's gonna take for him to let me out of my contract.
Just be glad you're not having a baby with your ex.
Oh, wait, that's right, neither am I.
Teddy has decided that I'm not fit to carry my own baby, so I either have to get a surrogate or put my embryos back into cold storage.
Okay, Teddy's a jerk.
But, you know what, you can have someone else do it - and keep your beautiful body.
- Yeah.
Sorry, Ade.
No, you're right.
It wasn't a walk in the park.
Okay, sad talk is making me exhausted.
Let's go get coffee.
Or antidepressants? Let's go.
Naomi's buying.
Um, you guys go.
I'm gonna catch up.
What the hell is wrong with you? I wanted a dress, and various other things.
Why do you even care? 'Cause it makes you look like some trashy, washed-up Lohan mess.
And makes me look like a bottom feeder.
Really? Then you should tear up my contract and protect yourself.
Nice try, okay? I already talked to the store, and they're dropping the charges and keeping quiet.
This is staying out of the tabloids.
You just take care of everything, don't you? Okay, Ade, look, I get that our professional relationship isn't working.
I get that, okay? But do you think this is the smartest way of dealing with it? I'll pretty much try anything, Dixon.
You got to have a little faith! Okay, well, I used the last of that when I agreed to sell myself out for your little trucker girl's tuition money.
And I promise, I will make that up to you.
You have my word, okay? - But you have to give me a chance.
- How? Look, I'm working on something, okay? And if it happens, we'll both be out of this with what we want.
Thank you so much.
We'll be in touch.
She's your idea of a surrogate? Are you kidding me? Pretentious accent, man.
She studied at Oxford.
She grew up in Tarzana.
Silver, you're being arbitrary and stalling.
I thought you wanted this to happen.
I do want this to happen.
I just don't want my baby excuse me, our baby being carried by someone who I would cross the street just to avoid.
But you haven't liked any of them.
My child is gonna be inside another woman's body for nine months, okay? I want to have a personal connection with that person.
And I want them to have a good heart.
Okay, there is one other candidate.
I didn't bring her up because I didn't think you'd like her.
- Shane has a sister.
- Pass.
She's great.
And she has a ton of student debt, so this would be a great way for her to earn some money.
Where is she at school? American University.
In D.
? Are you kidding me? Teddy, how am I supposed to have a personal relationship with someone who doesn't even live out here? She loves L.
, and she comes and visits all the time.
You could visit D.
I mean, she's everything you want.
What I want is someone who is neutral.
Not someone who's on your team.
What are you talking about? Silver, we're on the same team.
We want the same thing.
Sure we do.
Look, I have to go back to D.
So I'm gonna be there for at least six months, so unless we find someone now, we're gonna have to wait.
Teddy, I'm not gonna wait six months.
Then at least meet her, okay? She's in town for a week.
Oh, see? There's the last box of stuff that you forgot.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
What is this? Oh, silly me, I must have grabbed the wrong box.
This is the one for the mad scientist guy for the After-School Achievers event.
The one you were gonna do.
Let me take a look.
Let me guess, the guy you were gonna replace me with dropped out? No, he was six-foot-four and looked like a felon.
I had to let him go because he was too scary for the kids.
- What? - What a shame.
Yeah, I mean, I have been having difficulty trying to replace him.
I mean, it's really hard trying to find someone who's sweet and unthreatening enough To be a mad scientist, yeah.
To be a cute mad scientist.
Of all the times that you have tried to manipulate me with flattery, this is by far the worst attempt.
Yeah, okay, we had a clean break.
I'm out of practice.
Come on, Max.
This was your event to begin with.
And we can do a much better job together.
Max, I'm okay with us getting a divorce and you going to MIT.
I'm just not ready for us to be out of each other's lives forever.
Can we just be friends? Or at least perform science experiments in front of large crowds together? Fine.
Let's go shop for scary chemicals.
See? This will be great.
It's a good call, Shirazi.
This place has some major eye candy.
Hey, just trying to mix it up.
Cheers, man.
Keep it coming.
- Fight night was awesome.
- Right? - Yes.
- Yes.
When is the next one? Mm, and where? Because word is getting around.
We need a bigger place.
And you got to bring Liam.
Where's he been, anyway? Oh, I already found us a place.
Yeah? Where? Uh, Shirazi Studios.
My family, they own this, uh, whole sound stage.
It's tons of space.
She totally wants me.
I'd give her a ride.
Oh, yeah, man, me, too.
Wherever she needs to go.
Oh, yeah? - Bug man on campus, huh? - Yeah, the biggest.
I don't think you got the cojones to go for it.
Sure do.
Cojones grande.
- Yeah, I will.
- Nice night.
Uh, hi.
Excuse me.
Uh, hi.
I'm Navid.
Yeah, nice night.
Uh, okay, so listen, you are awesomely attractive.
But but I'm not trying to pick you up.
Oh, you're you're not? No, uh, well, I mean, unless you're open to it.
How could I not be? You're irresistibly smooth.
Oh, thank you.
Uh, well, here's the thing: um, these guys that I'm with, uh, I'm really trying to impress them, and so, uh yeah, I know it's lame but if I hand you my phone, can you just dial some numbers? No, it doesn't have to be your real number.
Uh, I just Uh thanks.
Appreciate it.
Any chance it's your real number? My phone's in my purse.
Why don't you come to my table, we can see if it's ringing.
Love that.
What? Hey, how long has that gray car been outside? Huh? What car? The one with the guy sitting in it.
The some stalker, paparazzo, for all we know.
Liam, we're in a really nice neighborhood.
People are just walking and biking and coming and going and sitting in their cars.
Don't be all jumpy.
Me, jumpy? You almost flew across the room when I opened the door.
I was deep in thought.
Anyway, that director called looking for you, like, three times.
You know, she won an Oscar last year.
You might want to think about returning the call.
And reading the script.
Yes, okay, I will.
When I get the time.
What exactly is it that you're so busy doing? You know, besides sneaking out at night.
You know what, Annie, we're roommates.
As in, separate lives.
We can come and go as we please.
There's no sneaking.
It's just, I know you.
And I know when something's not right.
You know what, I'm going for a walk.
Hey! What are you doing? Looking for someone.
What's it to you? Liam! Liam! Oh, my God! What the hell is wrong with you?! Get away from my house, huh?! Let him go! Here you go.
I'll just be a minute.
What is wrong with you? You have a problem.
Why? 'Cause I freak out a little bit when there's a stalker outside my house? He's not a stalker, he's just looking for someone.
You better hope it's not a lawyer.
You are too trusting, Annie.
Liam, I get it, okay? I was there, too.
I got shot, remember? But we have to let it go and move on.
Not hold it in and freak out every time Where are you going? I'm moving on with my life, Annie, as if nothing ever happened.
I I don't know.
Maybe you're right.
Maybe I just need something to do.
Maybe it's this movie.
Who the hell knows? Are you okay? I'm sorry about my roommate.
Uh, fine.
No worries.
- I'm Kent.
- Annie.
So, who are you looking for, anyway? I'm looking for a blogger.
Or at least my boss is.
A girl who writes something called Undressed.
You said your name is Annie.
Just like Annabelle from the blog? I work with Amanda Barnard Armitage Books.
She loves your writing, and is prepared to come out from New York to meet with you.
How did you find me? We tried contacting you through your blog, but, uh, you didn't answer.
And, well, it turns out that some of our interns are very good at tracking down IP addresses.
And invading people's privacy? You should take this as a huge compliment, Annie.
Armitage loves your candor.
Like Amanda says, writing about sex is easy.
It's the pathos that we're drawn to.
Well, my pathos is personal, so if you'll excuse me You should give it some thought.
At least meet with Amanda? She says your blog could be the next Fifty Shades of Grey.
I get it, Dixon; you're a startup operation, you got one artist.
And I need a break.
See the videos I sent you of Adrianna? I did.
You play that thing right, you got a gold mine on your hands.
Yeah, well, uh, how would you like a key to that gold mine? Talk to me.
Look, Adrianna's come a long way, okay, but it's rough working with an ex, man.
Been there a few times myself.
Yeah, so, uh, how would you like to take over her contract? Uh, I'm sure I couldn't afford what you're probably asking for.
No, no, I'm sure you could.
Just, uh, send me a few of your other artists less established or not and we'll call it even.
You trust my judgment with that? You trust mine with Adrianna? Look, I like what you've done with her image, and seems like she's really cleaned up her act, but my partners are gonna have to see Adrianna gig somewhere before they sign off.
Well, Adrianna's doing a charity event in a couple days.
I'll bring my people, and if all goes well, you got a deal.
- Cheers? - Salud.
I thought the shoplifting thing would do the trick, but it didn't work.
Dixon's all over me about this charity event.
What I should sing, what I should wear.
Maybe you should just suck it up and get through it.
I can't, okay? I hate being told what to do.
Especially by his big, round baby face.
Okay, don't let your anger spiral, Ade.
Like I should talk.
I've been so pissed at Teddy.
Okay, Teddy isn't lording his power over you the way Dixon is with me.
Are you kidding? He's trying to make me use Shane's sister as our surrogate.
Wait, Shane has a sister? Exactly! I've never heard of her either.
Now he's trying to jam her down my throat.
"Rand Gunn is coming tomorrow.
Time to step it up, Ade.
D"" Unbelievable.
Who's Rand Gunn? I don't know, probably some manager.
I'm sure Dixon's trying to package me on a tour with some of his artists.
A tour? Really? Yeah, he gets to make money while I slave away for a year at country fairs and amusement parks, on a janky bus that smells like cheese puffs, weed and funk! Sorry, um, can he make you go on a tour if you don't want to? Yeah.
The only way out of this mess is to really blow it up; go big.
Okay, you're starting to scare me.
Well, maybe you should start thinking along the same lines.
I mean, do you really want your ex-boyfriend's boyfriend's sister's womb carrying your baby? I mean, I would make a better surrogate.
I'm kidding.
Though, that would totally get me out of my contract with Dixon.
Well, I'm glad you finally called.
Okay, okay.
Um, I never been to Paris.
Whoa! I've been to Paris a few times.
And I haven't.
Another shot for me.
No, no, no, no, that's not how you're supposed to play.
I'm the one who's supposed to take the shot.
Don't be silly.
Whoo! That was good.
One more.
So, um, how long have you been staying in L.
? I'm just here for a job interview.
So, you're moving here? Well, I don't know if it's gonna pan out.
But at least I didn't waste a trip.
- What do you mean? - I mean, I got to meet you.
You are so cute.
Yeah you're pretty amazing.
My friends, they, uh, they didn't think I had a chance.
- Really? - Mm-mm.
Oh, well, maybe you shouldn't hang out with such idiots.
So, I thought the old erupting volcano would be a good place to start.
That's always reliable.
I like exploding soda bottles, too.
Kids love explosions.
This is like high school science lab all over again.
Well, I have a bad reputation for science phobia.
You refused to gather dirt samples.
And don't get me started on your rants about the periodic table.
I was right about that; they do need to come up with better names.
Zirconium ishe only one that you can remember, and that's because it's synonymous with tacky, fake QVC diamonds.
Imagine if it were called Morocco.
Why Morocco? It's somewhere fabulous and exotic.
That's an element that I would want to know more about.
Oh, no, no, no! - Oh, wow.
- Okay, okay, okay, okay! Okay.
You got it over-excited.
Yeah, this girl can't help it.
Hey, stop.
- Hi.
- Hey.
Good morning.
Sleep well? I'm still asleep.
I didn't sleep at all.
Hi, Ade.
Uh I'll I'll see you later, Naomi.
What is that? Max spent the night.
And what does that mean? I think it means we have an undeniable attraction.
Or it means you're just horny and vulnerable.
No, it's way more than that.
What if separating now is a mistake? I mean, we're married, right? We're not supposed to just give up.
Clearly, after last night, it's too soon to call it quits.
Welcome to the After-School Achievers Charity Event, our special guest, Terrell Owens! Hello, everyone! I'm Terrell Owens.
Thank you for coming to the After-School Achievers Invitational.
We're here for a great cause: after-school programs in sports, science and arts, and to have a good time, so everybody bring it! Hey, T.
- I'm Liam Court.
- I know.
Corporate Invaders.
"I'm going to blow your brains out.
" That's some good stuff.
Thanks, man.
Well, um I'm quarterbacking the Hollywood Vines, but I'm just pumped to be on the same field as you.
Hey, I love me some me, too.
Look, I know this is a scrimmage, but, um let's give these people a real game to watch, huh? Hey, I'll do whatever it takes to n.
Just air it out.
Sounds good.
We're up soon.
So about last night I know.
Right? - It was a huge mistake.
- What? I I mean, I I don't know how it happened.
It just well, I mean, I do.
It's it's obvious that the attraction is still there, but it it was a huge mistake.
Yeah, huge.
I mean, if you're gonna make a mistake, make a big one, right? A big, harmless mistake.
No harm, no foul.
I'm into this whole sports thing.
I need to get ready for our show, so I am gonna go.
All right? Okay.
Hey! Ten-hut! I hope this movie thing works out for Liam.
Give him something to channel his energy into.
Yeah, he keeps things bottled up.
I know.
I mean, being held hostage, that was really intense.
Talking about it would probably help.
He isn't very big on talking.
Or sharing personal stuff that's happened.
Maybe he doesn't want to relive it.
Yeah, I know how that feels.
But people need to be able to talk about the stuff they've been through.
The pathos.
Ade said it best.
I mean, getting it out feels good.
Like what happened with Riley? That.
And other things.
I still haven't processed what happened with Patrick.
That feels like forever ago.
Yeah, I'm, like, the queen of delayed reactions.
Now my biggest fear is Dixon finding out someday.
I mean, he would freak out.
Well, I mean, you don't know that.
Give him some credit.
Unlike, say, Teddy, Dixon's not a judgmental guy.
And, you know, if it's worrying you so much, maybe you should just tell him, get it over with.
Maybe you're right.
Chemistry is really just about how different elements react when they're put together.
Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide, and when its temperature is raised by plain old water look at that creates this fog.
Sometimes the two elements freeze, sometimes the two elements melt, sometimes the two elements combust, and sometimes the two elements think they made a huge mistake and they evaporate.
Oh, look at that bubble! - How big can it get? - And just like that poof, it's gone.
Well, Professor Naomi, not gone.
You see, the matter the dry ice now, that ice has gone from solid directly to gas, bypassing the liquid state entirely.
Yes, but, Professor Max, where is it? Can anyone see it? - No.
- No.
It's gone.
Dissipated into nothingness.
Basically, the two elements had a 100% clean break.
Well, nothingness, uh, means anti-matter, and that's a whole nother matter! And all that really matters is that the lovely bubble it's as if it never existed at all.
Are you okay? Yes, I'm just not okay, no.
Can you please finish this yourself? And that is a good way to lead into our next chemical interaction.
She'd be a great look for us.
Hey, Dixon! - Hey.
- What's up, buddy? My partners are here.
We're excited to see Adrianna's performance.
Ooh, you're gonna love it.
Here she is.
A Ade.
- Ade, uh, this is Rand Gunn.
- Oh! Hey.
Sorry, I was in my zone.
Nice to meet you, Rand.
I sure hope my performance doesn't disappoint you.
I have something very special planned.
Third and long for the Hollywood Vines.
With just 13 seconds left to play, this is it, folks! All right, they're leaving a huge hole in the middle.
, you work the sideline, I'll hit you in the end zone.
All right? On one.
Ready? All right, green 58! Set! Hut! With that amazing pass and T.
's awesome catch, the Hollywood Vines clinch the win and $50,000 more to after-school charities! Who knew the star of Corporate Invaders also had a golden arm? Yes! You undersold yourself.
Got quite an arm.
You okay? Yeah, yeah.
I'm just a little winded.
You're a natural.
Start growing your hair and sideburns out, Mr.
Yeah? All that's left is for you to meet the execs at the studio so they can sign off.
And they will.
I'll see to it.
- Cool.
- Get ready 'cause this movie's gonna change your life.
You thought you were famous before? This is gonna send you into the stratosphere.
Look, I'm sorry.
I didn't No, you were just being honest, which is fine.
I'm just a little surprised that you called last night a huge mistake.
That's not really what I meant.
Means everything between us was a huge mistake.
That's why you wanted a clean break, right? So, poof, it's gone forever just like that stupid dry ice bubble.
Look, the only I just think that I need to cut all ties for a while because-because I care about you.
Too much, in fact, to be just friends right now.
When you say it like that, it sounds all sensible.
I mean, it doesn't feel good.
Yeah, I know.
I mean, I want to be friends, too.
We do have a very special chemistry.
Yeah, the science metaphors are sort of dork.
The only way that we're both gonna get some clarity about what we need and who we are is if we spend a little time apart.
I'm not trying to hurt you or or make you crazy er.
It's just so abrupt, you know? I wish we could have some sort of I don't know formal good-bye or proper send-off.
I just want closure.
I know.
Me, too.
Coming up on the main stage, a musical performance by Adrianna Tate-Duncan.
So you been thinking about Shane's sister? Actually, Teddy, I have, uh, someone I want you to consider.
She's someone that we both know well.
You can't be serious.
Silver, I love her to death, but that is ridiculous.
It's no more ridiculous than Shane's sister, whom I've never even met.
At least Ade lives in L.
I don't think proximity is the most important factor here.
Wh what about stability? Did you forget Ade switching out your meds? She is completely stable.
And she's more than made that up to me.
I Teddy, you're asking me to consider a total stranger.
And did you talk to Ade about this? Yeah, we dis we discussed it.
We're not just having a pregnancy, okay? We're having a child.
We need to be able to hear each other, and to compromise.
You gave me someone to think about, I'm just doing the same.
The After-School Achievers is proud to present on center stage, Unfaithful Records recording artist Hey, Dixon.
Uh, you have plans later? Uh, depends on how this goes.
Okay, well, there's something that I want to talk to you about, if you have the time.
It's kind of personal Uh, hold on, hold on.
Um, she's about to come on.
Please give her a hand.
Hi, I'm Adrianna.
And I have something very special planned for you guys.
Dixon, this is for you.
I don't I don't miss your kiss It left me cold as ice And I got news for you, Dixon! I'm done with being Nice Okay.
Uh, that's new.
'Cause now it's She's lost her mind.
What the hell does she think she's doing? Maybe she's going through something.
So, she has to go up there and look like a trashy hooker? Well she's gonna blow this for the both of us.
If you heard her side Annie, I can't take you defending her right now, okay? No matter what her reasoning is, this is messed up, okay? And guess what? I refuse to be a whore Babe, you don't want me anymore You don't want me, you don't want me You don't want me I got to go.
So, what'd you think? Rand Gunn was here to see you! Yeah, and? And? And he wanted to work with you.
And I was gonna release you, so you could work with him without me.
Wait, you were finally gonna let me go? If his partners would've signed off, he was was gonna take over your contract, okay? He was gonna give me a few of his other artists to produce in exchange.
God, why didn't you tell me?! Because you wouldn't listen! Instead, you were too busy pretending that I was the bad guy in all this.
When, honestly, Ade, you're the bad guy.
So, I'm done, okay? You're released.
You happy? I I can't even try to work with you.
Yes, Teddy, Adrianna was a dumb choice.
- Yeah.
- I know that.
Well, then why? 'Cause.
Because I want it to be me.
I want to carry my own baby.
- I thought we were past that.
- I'm not! Getting diagnosed with the BRCA gene was supposed to give me all these choices, right? Well, every choice I've had to make has been about giving something up.
My breasts, my ovaries, my life.
Do I get to have a baby? Should I wait till I'm married? Should I just be a single mom? I don't know, but it's my choice, it's up to me.
I'm 20 years old.
I'm tired of giving things up.
I know, Silver.
I'm sorry.
I can carry our baby.
Even if you hate me.
I don't hate you.
Silver, I was pissed, okay? Still am.
And I felt betrayed, but I I I don't hate you.
Then let me do this.
Just let me do this, please.
I wish I could believe it was a good idea for you to carry our baby.
I really do.
I just just don't.
I'm sorry for that.
I I'm not trying to be a dick.
Maybe not.
But I cannot bring a new person into this world coming from a place of fear and negativity.
That's not what we're doing.
We're just taking care of ourselves.
Of both of us.
If you think Shane's sister is the the perfect person, then, yeah, I'm open to meeting her.
I'll let her know.
But if this works out, then I get to go to D.
and visit her whenever I want, okay? There might be a little wrinkle with that.
She's open to moving to L.
Seriously? Okay.
Silver, no pressure.
If you don't like her, she's not our surrogate.
I promise you that.
With Armitage Books behind you, your blog has a real shot at finding the audience that it deserves.
We have the best publicity and marketing team in the business.
Well, that sounds great, but I'm I'm sorry, I just can't.
What? This is a huge opportunity.
There are people in my life that still don't know about some of the things I've written.
Are you aware of what you're giving up here? Money, fame, exposing my entire soul to the world yeah, I'm aware.
All right, Annie, you can play coy all you want, but you showed up to this meeting when you could have e-mailed a simple "No, thank you.
" Which leads me to believe that you have a price.
So, let's just get right down to it, shall we? What would it take to get you to let us publish your work? Your guarantee that nobody will ever know I wrote it.
You want to publish anonymously? You would be a smash on a book tour.
It's non-negotiable.
Well, if that's the only way.
I'll take a flier and publish anonymously.
- Really? - Yes.
The material will just have to speak for itself.
Welcome to Armitage Books, Author X.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Come on in; she's already here.
Silver, this is Michaela.
It's so nice to meet you.
You, too.
I'm really nervous.
Me, too.
Good, good.
Um I'm gonna sit.
Uh well I don't even know what to ask.
I mean, do you have any questions? Look, Teddy told me all about you and the whole situation.
Sounds complicated.
It is.
But you should know that I really admire you for what you're doing.
I mean, you have to be so incredibly brave to trust somebody you just met to carry your baby.
I'd really like the chance to be that person.
- Hey.
- Hey, man.
Ready to go? Uh, check-in's not for an hour.
Want to come in and say hi? Shane's sister is here.
We're talking to her about being our surrogate.
- Hey, Silver.
- Hey.
And Uh hi.
I'm Navid.
Nice to meet you.
Knowing that was the last time made it so epic.
I'm gonna miss you, Naomi.
A lot.
Did you bag that chick from the bar? She looked like she was actually falling for whatever line you gave her.
Ah, nah.
Struck out.
Nice, man.
You just won me 300 bucks.
Well, look who's here.