A Million Little Things (2018) s01e04 Episode Script

Friday Night Dinner

1 Previously on "A Million Little Things" This stay-at-home dad was once the lead singer in a band who opened up for Kings of Leon ALL: Right over there.
Of course, that was a decade ago.
I cannot be your therapist.
I can refer you When Gary called to tell me about Jon, I had a mouthful of pills.
I-I don't have the courage to talk to anyone else about it.
Friday at 1:00.
It's my lunch hour.
I will have lunch with you as a friend.
Thank you.
EDDIE: And where did you meet this one? 10 bucks says his breast cancer support group, and if I'm right, you're gross.
And you're 10 bucks richer.
What? It's just, uh GARY: Who was that? Someone from my past.
You haven't told me anything.
What are you so scared of? This is just supposed to be fun.
Well, right now, this is not fun, so maybe come back when it is.
Are you having an affair? When you and Delilah were having sex.
Who else knows? No one knows.
EDDIE: Katherine found out about us.
Gary and Rome know, too.
How could you? - Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh - [LAUGHTER.]
24-hour sun, and we got full of dark If I buy you another pepper mill that looks just like that We can hide away our problems till the winter starts [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
- Andiamo.
- Jon, thank you.
Pizza is served.
WOMAN: Yes! I mean, honestly.
We don't think they come between us But we're doing it again [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
- Len.
- LENNY: Hmm.
Yeah, we're doing it again How's your dad doing? Didn't sleep great, so his memory's not good.
Sitting right here with an empty glass in my hand.
Well, on the plus side, he doesn't remember he's a pain in the ass.
- Here ya go, Len.
- Thank you.
And I'm not a pain in the ass.
Hearing's great, by the way.
Oh, Soph, you're just in time.
Len, tell your granddaughter about how I met her mom.
I know what you're doing.
You're quizzing me.
Oh, I am not.
I just like reliving the moment that I met your daughter.
Can we not? I've heard this story a thousand times.
Can I just go hang with my friends? No, no, no, no, no, no.
You know the rule.
Friday nights, we eat at home, but everybody's invited to pizza night.
And make them hear the story? Yeah, then they n't be my friends.
It all started in an airport.
Oh, God.
- There we go! - Oh, God.
He was on his way to L.
, and she was on her way to France.
Okay, can we just eat? Hey, if we didn't meet at the airport, you wouldn't exist.
That's right.
Everything happens for a reason.
Yeah, we're doing it again Will we ever find a home out there? Yeah, we're doing it again Will we ever find a home out there? [DOOR OPENS, CLOSES.]
Typically, a regional recurrence after a mastectomy is Well, it can be a forerunner for simultaneous or subsequent metastases.
I bet you say that to all the girls.
Given that your cancer is now in your lymph nodes, we need to move swiftly.
First surgery, then systemic chemotherapy and radiation.
I've laid out your treatment plan in here.
You understand that you have cancer regardless of whether or not you take this, right? [CHUCKLES.]
Um I-if I do nothing, no treatment, how long do I have before it gets bad? Best guess Three to six months before your symptoms progress.
And after that how long? If you do absolutely nothing? You won't live beyond a year.
Ah! I just broke your nose in nine places! You may stop, but you will never smell the roses.
Just broke your tibia.
It's ankle socks from here on out.
Ah! I just shattered your stevia! Isn't that an artificial sweetener? What do you know? You're 12.
Hey, hey.
You ready to go to the restaurant? No, I can't go.
I can't go.
Kids are off from school.
I think Danny has a fever.
I shouldn't leave him alone with Sophie.
I'm not sick.
D, we discussed this.
Contractor starts Monday.
Regina's finalizing the layout today.
You're the designer, so you should be there.
- No, I shouldn't.
- [SIGHS.]
Kid, I'm gonna need you to grab me a chocolate milk from the garage fridge.
Get yourself one as well, but let's be clear.
If there is only one left, it's mine.
Bye, Daniel.
- Goodbye, Gary-san.
You got to stop avoiding Regina.
- It's been a week.
I get it.
Your adult playdates with Eddie upsetting.
But she's your best friend, and you've got to talk to her.
I did.
I sent her a bunch of texts.
She didn't reply.
Okay, if Eddie and I can come together [CHUCKLES.]
and talk, like the evolved humans that we are, then you two definitely can.
You and Eddie got into a hockey fight 10 feet away from Bobby Orr and you haven't spoken since.
Okay, but I fist-bumped Mr.
Actually, I-I bumped his high five.
He And - Then he shook my fist, and that was awkward.
But Ooh, I'm sorry.
Got to take this.
- Hello? - ROME: Hey.
How's it going over there? Uh I like chicken.
Oh, is she right there? Chicken sounds great.
Well, take a look at the chicken.
Is she an Why am I talking in code? Is she pissed off? It's a 12-piece, Colonel.
Well, push through, because I'm done losing friends, okay? And once these two kiss and make up, they'll be thanking us.
There'll be high-fives and fist bumps all around.
Unless, of course, it's you, at which point, they'll be like a combination of both Weird.
Stay strong.
Okay, I gotta go.
So big day.
Big day.
Designing your own restaurant, second chance at your dream.
You're doing that thing where you talk a lot for no reason.
Speaking of second chances We talked about this.
I know, but she's your business partner, not to mention your best friend.
Jon left that restaurant to the both of you.
Yeah, well, I am guessing he did that before she slept with his best friend.
Gotta get to work.
You might as well wipe the counter with E.
Katherine, what are we doing? I have a meeting near Theo's school, so I can do pickup.
That's not what I'm talking about.
I know, Eddie.
That's as far as I've gotten.
I don't know where we go from here.
I'm still trying to figure out how we got here.
I could blame it all on you and Delilah, but the truth is, we were broken long before that.
Be my, be my Katie Oh-oh, oh-oh, ooh-oh, oh Be my Katie tonight Tonight Whoo! Thank you, Boston! We're the Red Ferns! We love you! Whoo! - Whoa! - Whoo! Awesome! Amazing! Mwah! [LAUGHS.]
- My God! - Whoo.
- Congratulations, man! - Thank you! Thank you! You killed it! They are screaming for you, man! Also, this! I gave a Russian chick a backstage pass.
Not a euphemism.
And if she asks, I am your drummer.
- Okay.
But do me a favor.
- Yeah? Don't be my drummer until after the encore.
Whoo! Whoo! Baby.
That last one was for you.
And this next one's gonna be for our unborn child, little baby Milton.
I know he was your favorite uncle.
- We're talking about that name.
- Ah! Give it to us! - [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.]
- Thank you, Boston! THEO: Can I have pancakes? - Hey! - Hey! - Little man! - Hey.
Yes, you can have pancakes.
Daddy makes the best pancakes.
I do.
- Hello? - Ashley.
- Hi.
- Thank you.
Ah, more mail from the office, the bank statements that you asked for, and, uh, Jon's dry-cleaning.
Oh, thank God.
Just in time.
Yeah, I found the ticket in my car.
It just felt weird not picking it up.
Maybe we could give these to Goodwill.
I think Jon would like that.
We're not giving Dad's stuff away.
Well, this is super fun, but the restaurant awaits.
Time to stop stalling, D.
I can't I can't go.
He really did feel warm this morning.
He feels warm because he's been fake karate-chopping me for the last 20 minutes.
If you have to go somewhere, I can look after Danny.
Ashley here can look after Danny and his non-fever.
So will you please grab your lady things? Thanks, Ashley.
We'll be back this afternoon.
Hey, what's the plan for dinner tonight? It's Friday.
Pizza night? I thought we could try the Thai place on Beacon, do something new.
I love you, guys.
Be good.
Does Regina even know I'm coming? Of course she does.
And she's in a very good place about it.
Whoa! J-Just wanted to confirm that we're definitely not, like, working through anything here? I'm fine.
In fact, I'm great, because now I can tell the contractor that there is brick behind this wall.
That is great news.
So, listen, funny story.
I may have told Gary that we were stopping by this morning, and he may have told Delilah and I think they might come by.
You think they might come by? [CAR ALARM CHIRPS.]
- That's them.
- Babe, you didn't.
I know you're upset, but I also know that you are hurting.
Talk to her.
Okay, well, did it ever occur to you that I'm avoiding her because maybe I might say something that I can't take back? [DOOR OPENS.]
Do you want to start by marking the walls that we want to come down? Sounds good.
We could knock down the wall to the kitchen and, uh, make it open concept? Sure.
- Or not.
- Or not.
Can you believe this? - You reached out to Eddie yet? - No.
- You want to talk about it? - No.
Yeah, I can believe this.
He broke bro code.
It's different.
This is ridiculous.
You won't even look at me.
I know you're angry.
What I did, what we did was wrong, but there's just there's There's things about my marriage that you didn't know.
Jon was working all the time, but even when he was home, he wasn't He wasn't there, and he was really distant for the last two years.
I felt invisible, and Eddie saw me.
Okay, I should've told you.
I'm sorry.
That's why you're mad? I'm mad because if you had told me, then maybe I could've been there for you.
Maybe I could've been there for Jon.
But now he's gone.
Because of me.
That's good.
At least you, um You said it.
- It's - [SCOFFS.]
I think this was a mistake.
I-I shouldn't have come.
Uh, you should do the restaurant without me.
I'm done.
- [SIGHS.]
Is this when we get the fist bumps and the high-fives? Dad, all I'm saying is that while I'm driving, you need to not touch the wheel.
And all I'm saying is you need to commit to honking the horn more.
Maybe you trust me to drive myself.
I was in the neighborhood.
Right, Soph? Whatever it is, I take his side.
Hey, sweetie.
Where is, uh The boy.
- Um - Danny.
Danny! Yes, I know my grandson's name! Sorry.
I'm just I'm sorry.
It's okay.
He's upstairs.
Danny's upstairs, and he's excited to see you.
Who put this back up? I did.
You're so worried about your dad.
How about you worry about mine? What does that mean? Oh, come on, Mom.
We all see it.
Every day, you push away more and more of him.
God, I mean, for the past two Fridays, there's been some excuse not to do pizza night Dad's night.
I used to hate Fridays.
But now all I want is to be bored by Grandpa's stories while waiting for Dad's pizza.
I want to remember him.
Why Why don't you? I [SIGHS.]
I was I was just trying to protect you.
Yeah, well, doesn't feel like you're protecting us.
It feels like you're erasing him.
Hey, stranger.
You okay? Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.
Admittedly, my birthday, uh, makes me a little crazy, and also, I don't know if you heard, but there's been some non-consensual wife swapping - Mm - happening in the friend group.
I heard.
I'm sorry.
- You sure you're okay? - Mm-hmm.
Um, it's just This morning I had a Hey, Gare-Bear.
Long time.
It's been It's been a while.
You look good.
It's been a good, long while.
Yeah, well, I just got back from this six-week intense detox.
I mean, you would not believe the amount of mucoid plaque - that came out of me.
- Wow.
- That's a lot to process.
- Yeah.
Yeah, it was.
But, you know, honestly, I've never felt better.
My insides are literally glowing.
You should, uh - you should see them.
- Ah-mazing.
Hi, Rebecca.
I'm Maggie.
Hi, Maggie.
Oh, I wouldn't if I were you.
Gluten wreaks havoc on the adrenals.
Good to know.
Anyway, missed you, Gare-Bear.
Now that I'm back, we should get some non-GMO tapas.
Or, you know, there's always our spot in the bathroom.
I can explain.
Explain what, exactly? That hooking up with survivors in the church bathroom is your go-to move? - Don't bother.
- Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa.
I knew that you had intimacy issues, but sleeping your way through women with an expiration date is pathetic.
That's not fair.
Technically, these women are in remission.
Hey, you know what? You don't get to be upset.
You said we were just having fun.
You keep asking for rain checks when your boyfriend in the windbreaker shows up.
Ex-boyfriend, and it's a bomber jacket.
Maggie, you insisted that there is no us! You know what, Gary?! You're right! I don't have any reason to be upset, because I knew exactly who you were the moment I fell for your go-to move.
Let me ask you something.
When you acted like you were afraid to take your shirt off, is that just another move to get inside me? [SIGHS.]
EDDIE: Wasn't Tamara the one with the acai berries and the vitamin cleanse? JON: Yeah, she had me paying $847,000 a month for juice.
First of all, it's pronounced ah-sah-ee.
So, that's an embarrassing moment for Ed.
And secondly, she was very spirited, okay? Who wants more sangria? No, Len.
Eddie doesn't drink, remember? EDDIE: It's okay.
Hey, you didn't have to embarrass my dad like that.
I was just trying to keep my friend with the drinking problem from drinking.
He Of course, answer the phone.
Everything I do is to take care of this family.
Tell me you have good news.
I'm heading out.
Thanks for looking after the kids.
They, um They love you.
Well, it's mutual.
You know my dad died when I was not that much older than Sophie.
I'm sorry.
I I didn't know.
I was Afterwards, I was kind of a mess.
Soph's not mad at you.
She's mad at the world.
The thing is, she should be mad at me.
She's right.
I have been hiding him away Everything, everything that reminds me of him.
I just I've been telling myself that it's because it's too painful for the kids.
Truth is, it's too painful for me.
How could I do this to him? Come on.
Love is weird.
You know, we don't always get to choose who and how we love.
Sometimes, it chooses us.
Hey, babe, how you doing? Oh, you know, compartmentalizing by way of mushroom tartlets.
Listen, I'm sorry this morning was such a disaster.
It's my fault, I No, it wasn't.
It's mine.
Some things are better left unsaid.
No, you were just speaking your truth, and Hey, I'm just about to head into the edit suite, but I'll be home in a couple of hours.
Can we talk then? Sure.
I love you.
I love you, too.
- So, how is speaking your truth going? - Yeah, super good.
Cats don't blink like people do.
Good to know.
So, if you get into a staring contest with a cat, you're gonna lose.
- Sophie.
- Oh, hey.
Um I just was wondering if Eddie had time to jam.
Um God, I'm sorry.
I shouldn't have come.
Don't be silly.
You're always welcome here.
You know that.
Come on in.
Theo was just telling me about cats.
They don't blink like people do.
Gonna take a trip to Laredo - All right, Sully, come on.
Let's do this.
Sorry, Eddie, you're done.
- Are you kidding? - No, no, no, Jon, I got him.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I found him.
Okay, tell Katherine we'll meet you there.
Thanks, Sully.
Did you call him? Is this what this is? Sully, you don't call him.
The customer's always right.
- Fill me up, man.
- Come on.
You're done.
Let's go.
Why would I go anywhere with you, Gary? Because Katherine's in labor, okay? You're gonna be a father.
ROME: And I'm sitting here, listening to these ad execs tell me that we need to "feel the thirst.
" And all I can think is, "What am I doing? The best years of my life have been spent making people care about soda, pizza, and kitty litter.
" That's it.
That's my life, and it's killing me.
I didn't mean It's just a saying.
Is it? There's, um, a study they did a while back about people who survived jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge.
Only 1% survived.
But of that 1%, 100% regretted it the moment they jumped.
One of the survivors that they interviewed said something that I have been thinking about, um a lot lately, and she said, "It's not that I don't want to live.
It's that I don't want to live like this.
" Regina's pursuing her dream.
When are you gonna pursue yours? Now's not the time, you know? With the new restaurant, we need that Shasta money now more than ever.
Isn't that a decision you should make together? I mean last I checked, you were the one with the mouthful of pills.
It always seems to be I've seen that depression Has really got a hold on you Eddie? Damn, it is you.
Sully! W-Wh Man, it's been It's been ages, yeah.
Yo, what are you doing here? [INHALES SHARPLY.]
Well I have been thinking about maybe performing again, getting back on stage.
Um, I have all these new songs I've been working on.
I thought you gave that all up, man.
Yeah, so did I.
GARY: I'm an actuary, Evelyn.
I do this for a living.
Okay, okay.
How much do you think his life is worth? 500 gran Come on.
Live in the world.
We've done this dance before.
That number is 248K, tops.
He was a 29-year-old barista living at home with his parents, okay? I've got two words for you Basement, bedroom.
That's it.
That's what he did all day long.
I'm not in a mood.
I'm simply telling you what the chart says.
All right.
Hit me back.
MAGGIE: Hey, it's Maggie.
Leave me a message.
Hey, babe.
How was post? Good.
Actually Actually, it wasn't.
I know that now is not a good time, and we need the money more now than ever with the restaurant, but I can't.
I can't.
I-I can't do it.
- Can't do what? - I hate my job.
I hate it.
I hate myself for doing it.
I hate the people that I work with.
It's soul-crushing! I want to quit my job, and I want to make my movie.
That's what you should do, then.
What about money, Gina? Look, we don't have kids.
We can sell this place, rent something cheaper.
W-We'll figure it out.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Look, I didn't realize it was this bad.
I'm sorry I didn't see it.
I-I just I-I should've seen it.
I should've seen it.
Oh! Hey.
You're Maggie's friend.
I'm Tom.
- Gary.
- Nice to meet you.
She's, uh She's not home.
Grape soda.
How vintage.
Yeah, well, you know Maggie's obsession with all things grape.
That's actually the first thing she and I talked about in our breast cancer support group.
You have breast cancer, too? I did, yeah.
Guys get it.
It's a thing, dude.
Well, then you know what she's going through.
Um I-I'm just in town for a few days.
I thought I'd drop off a little care package.
And it can't be easy staring down another round of treatment.
No, it can't.
I'm gonna leave this inside.
Can you just let her know that I stopped by? - I sure will.
- All right, man.
REGINA: You're doing it all wrong.
Pizza night, or everything else in my life? I'm sorry, D.
You were hurting and in pain, and I didn't see it.
And maybe I didn't want to see it.
You didn't see it because I didn't let you.
I'm so ashamed, Gina, so ashamed of what I've done.
I-I can't I can't keep pushing him away.
It's just It's not fair to the kids.
You know what's not fair to the kids is this store-bought crust.
If we're gonna do pizza night, we're gonna do it right.
Gary, whatever this is, I am not in the mood for it.
Well, Maggie, you won't return my calls.
And I want to talk about the night in the bathroom.
Well, I don't.
Well, you could listen.
Please? Thank you.
Yes, okay? The answer is Yes, I've been in that bathroom before.
Yes, I've been with women in that bathroom before.
Yeah, and this is the part where you tell me that I'm different? No.
This is the part where I tell you that I'm different.
I don't think you are.
I know I'm a-a therapist, and my whole job is about helping people change, but I don't think you can.
You should go.
KATHERINE: Eddie should be home soon.
I may not be able to jam with you like Eddie, but I'm an attorney.
So anything you tell me could technically fall under attorney-client privilege.
I just had a huge fight with my mom.
You know, ever since my dad died, she's been pretending like everything's normal.
Except it's not normal, and it never will be.
I know.
It's hard.
I can't even imagine what you are all going through.
Sometimes she'll go into her bathroom and turn on the shower so that I won't hear her crying.
It's not easy being the strong one, being the responsible one.
But I promise you, everything your mom does, she does out of love.
And sometimes putting on a brave face and pretending everything is fine that's the hardest job of all.
Sophie dropped by for an impromptu lesson.
Sophie, that is some dedication.
What do you say you go set up out back? Oh, yeah.
Thanks, Katherine.
Anytime, Soph.
Hey, um this morning, you asked how we got here.
When my life went to hell and I got thrown out of the band, you stepped up.
You were the strong one when I couldn't be.
I put you in a situation you never asked to be in, and I am so sorry for that.
Thank you for saying that.
You better go.
Sophie's waiting.
That was some of our best work.
Yeah, definitely.
Hmm? What's going on in there? Nothing.
Why? This morning, um, before you-know-who came to the support group, uh, just kind of seemed like you wanted to tell me something.
Oh, I can't remember.
- Must not have been important.
You should get that, Gare-Bear.
You're not calling me Gare-Bear.
- That's not That's not gonna be a thing.
Yes, it is.
TOM: What are you doing, Maggie? Look at this place.
You haven't even unpacked.
Okay, Tom.
It's because I don't know if it's worth it.
I mean, how much longer do I have to live? I'm scared, okay? I'm scared to start treatment all over again.
Give me time.
You don't have time.
GARY: Hey, it's Delilah.
She wants us to come over for zza tonight.
Your call.
What should I tell her? Yeah, let's do it.
Thank you.
Of course, Sophie.
You're back just in time for dinner.
We're having pizza night.
- We are? - Mm-hmm.
Thanks for letting me know where she was and driving her home.
Of course.
We'll let you get back to it.
Yeah, we got to head out.
We're just gonna grab some dinner.
Come on, pal.
How come we can't stay? I love pizza night.
Uh, I don't know if that's such a good idea tonight, bud.
But it's Friday.
Uncle Jon and Aunt D always have us over on Friday.
It is Friday.
Well, you know what Jon used to say about pizza night.
Everyone's invited.
Yes! Is this what we're doing now? Hmm? Just being big people? Yeah.
Maybe you should try it.
- I'm gonna - I'm right behind you.
How you doing? That depends.
How we doing? We've been better.
But we're gonna try and get back there.
- Hi, Maggie.
- Hey, Sophie.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Um I just want to say that I know it can't be easy, but I'm glad you're here.
Yeah, thanks.
And I didn't realize with you and Eddie Look, I didn't realize everything that was going on, and I'm sorry I wasn't there for you.
What? It's just, even now, after everything that's happened, Jon's still finding a way to make me feel welcome.
You get a Shasta.
And you get a Shasta.
- And you get a Shasta! - Whoa! Enjoy 'em, people, because I quit my job! - What? - What? - Yeah.
- What is this? Okay, so what does this mean? This means that, no matter what it takes, I'm gonna make my movie.
- Oh, yes.
Yes! - [LAUGHS.]
I know! GARY: What? Thank you.
Thank you.
And what, pray tell, inspired this move? A very special woman in my life.
All right.
You guys can start seeing each other.
Thank you.
24-hour sun, and we got full of dark We can hide away our problems till the winter starts We pull our walls and we build them up again We don't think they come between us But we're doing it again Yeah, we're doing it again Will we ever find a home out there? Yeah, we're doing it again Will we ever find a home out there? Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh [INDISTINCT CONVERSATIONS.]
You should do it.
- Trans-Atlantic trails - Andiamo.
Pizza is served.
Coming home to the sky - To Jon.
- To Jon.
But why the hell are we toasting him? He's still at work.
Um, Grandpa, Dad Soph, it's okay.
Dad, tell the story of how Jon and I met.
Oh! Oh.
It all started in an airport.
Uh, he was on his way to L.
, and she was on her way to France.
Yeah, we're doing it again Will we ever find a home out there? Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh