A Million Little Things (2018) s01e06 Episode Script


1 Previously on "A Million Little Things" I have been thinking about maybe performing again, getting back on stage.
I thought you gave that all up, man.
Yeah, so did I.
GARY: I will do whatever it takes to get you well, and we will fight this thing together.
I'm done with treatment.
I'm not gonna fight my cancer.
ROME: If you hadn't called to tell me about Jon, I would be dead right now.
I quit my job to pursue my dreams.
I thought I'd feel different.
I don't.
HELLER: I am gonna start you on an antidepressant.
I can't be with you anymore.
EDDIE: I don't know what I'm gonna do.
My couch is your couch.
As long as you need it.
ROME: I know that you're pregnant.
I saw the stick.
It's Delilah's.
ROME: Normally, I look forward to game night, but I don't know.
Tonight feels like the finals.
The biggest game is going to be not letting anyone else know that Delilah is pregnant.
We are in the Thunderdome here.
Babe, I need you - No.
- to lie.
- No.
- Rome.
- No! - Rome.
- No! No.
- Look at me.
You're a writer.
Make up a story.
I need context, okay? I need I need motivation.
I need backstory.
I believe there is sufficient backstory here.
Rome, I'm serious.
Not a word of this to the guys or anyone.
I still can't believe you didn't ask Delilah who the father was.
Montel Williams made an entire career off of that question.
How could you not ask? [SIGHS.]
Because she's my friend.
Let me slip through And if she wanted to tell me, she would.
- I'm just tryna move up front Early? Who comes to game night early? People who do not know Delilah is pregnant.
Okay, o-okay, can Can we just go over what everyone knows? So, Eddie and Gary think that you're pregnant.
Oh, thank you, Big Man.
Okay, and Delilah What does Delilah know? Delilah knows she's pregnant.
- She is the one who is pregnant.
- Right.
So So, what about Maggie? - What does Maggie know? - Nothing.
God, I wish I was Maggie.
- Hi! - Hey! Hey, I know we're early.
I'm sorry.
But I love a good game night.
I love it.
- ROME: How about I get that jacket from you? - Oh, thank you.
A little heads-up This one is super competitive.
Uh, a little heads-up This one is going down.
A little heads-up This is what the entire car ride over was like.
GARY: Oh, really, 'cause if memory serves, the whole car ride over - was you freaking out about your gig.
- ROME: Gig? Our boy here booked himself a solo show.
Getting back on stage.
I'm just the opener.
Okay, enough about the flyers.
Let's get into some games.
"I, Tonya" does not have a car.
John Mayer is my new roommate.
How great is my life? MAGGIE: Mm-hmm.
- Oh.
- Oh, you know what? I'm gonna take that.
You hate wine.
What are you doing? GARY: Not tonight, I don't.
It's game night.
In fact, give me that.
I'm gonna double-fist the vin.
Huh? What do you think of that? Look at me.
- Oh.
All right, I'll probably take one.
Here, take this one.
I can't.
I just started taking antidepressants.
- Hey.
- Hey! - MAGGIE: Hi! - GARY: Good evening, D.
- These are beautiful.
- I poured you a glass.
- Ah - No, wait! Whoa.
She just got here.
The wine and the people need to breathe.
Oh, my good Lord.
Yeah, none for me.
I need a clear mind for game night.
Oh, she's on my team.
MAGGIE: Okay, who else is good? - [WHISPERING.]
What? - Small problem.
Yeah? Rome found the pregnancy test.
He thought it was mine.
Oh, thank God.
So, I had to tell him it was yours.
Oh, God.
Okay, so you don't want something Biblical.
How about Storm? No, Storm is not a name.
It's a weather alert.
Gary, you can't shoot down all of my ideas if you're not gonna offer an alt.
Why don't we let baby daddy weigh in here? Is your daughter gonna be named Storm or no? Daughter? Who said daughter? - [GASPS.]
- We didn't.
No, we didn't.
It's a boy.
Dude, boys are the best.
- Who's playing catch? - Okay, okay, guys.
- GARY: This dude! - Knock it off, okay? Who's gonna have a catch? - This man right - Gina's not pregnant! REGINA: [SIGHS.]
Well, then, whose pee did Gary touch? Can I Can I talk to you for a second? Um Oh, man.
I spend all my time Waiting around for you Okay, so what did she say? Whose baby is it? She didn't ask.
You didn't ask.
Okay, that makes sense.
I mean, why would you possibly Why Why Why wouldn't you ask that question? Because, let's be honest, either way, it's complicated.
EDDIE: Listen to me, maybe everything does happen for a reason.
I mean, we love each other, D.
We were gonna tell Jon and Katherine, and, yes, I know there are a ton of reasons why we can't be together.
Uh, Sophie, Danny, Theo.
But the fact is, this is our baby.
It's Jon's baby.
What about the time the condom broke? No, I spoke to my doctor, and I was pregnant before that.
But I thought you and Jon weren't He was my husband.
All right, I'll do it.
I will ask When the time is right, of course.
I have a gentle touch.
- You really don't.
- REGINA: Oh, God.
GARY: What does that What do you mean? - You could - [DOOR OPENS.]
REGINA: Hey, gentle touch.
You play the game Hey, brother.
It's working on my brain I'm feelin' strange I know There's no going back for me, baby Sorry, you guys.
Spoiled, selfish little child Went out to play out in the wild I found you shaking like a leaf Underneath Ed, you okay? Your family tree I didn't know that she and Jon - You could never live out in the open - were still Regretting every word you've spoken [YAWNS, SNIFFS.]
Good morning.
You, uh, get some sleep? Oh, I did, until I didn't.
Just a general announcement.
The walls in your apartment Not as thick as you think they are.
- Bless you! - [GLASS THUDS.]
- Oh.
Well, tonight's the big night, huh? You all ready with your set list? Yeah, I just want to make sure it's right.
Wowzers, that's a lot of black ink, man.
You sure you're okay? Last night, a lot of stuff went down.
Yeah, I'm I'm fine.
I'm perfectly fine.
I just want to get it right.
Why don't I go with you to soundcheck? Be just like the old days.
Except I won't have to "Bodyguard" you through the exit after the encore.
- Okay, that was one time, and I'm sober now.
- Oh, yeah? Well, I will always love you.
What is this? Almond milk? What happened to your whole "it's only milk if it comes from a cow" stance? Maggie's lactose intolerant, Ed.
And there it is.
No, it's nothing there.
I happen to know how Maggie likes a lot of things, or were you not listening? Oh did he - Heard everything.
- Yeah.
EDDIE: Every single thing.
GARY: You know what this means - Shower sex is back on the table.
- MAGGIE: Why is this such a thing for you? - Because It's not as great as you Ugh, Katherine just got a last-minute business trip out of town.
She needs me to take Theo tonight.
- I got to cancel the gig.
- GARY: Absolutely not, Ed.
You're doing this.
I've already committed to being your roadie.
Plus, if Katherine can be a working mom, you can be a working dad.
Hey, I can watch Theo.
Well, I Yeah, I'll take him to my kickboxing class.
It'll be really fun.
Or I'll I'll We'll feed the ducks.
That's better.
REGINA: So, I'm thinking for the lighting, - one in the center - Mm-hmm.
one in the corner, and then all along the north wall.
So, you think you can have the fixtures in by end of day? Yeah, absolutely.
Thank you, Jorge.
Oh, and don't forget L.
s only.
We are going for energy efficiency here.
All right, babe.
I have to go see the fabric guy.
All right, so you just keep cranking out those pages.
No distractions.
Except for maybe stay on Jorge a little bit.
I mean, not so much that it seems like I asked you to stay on Jorge.
So write, except for when I'm spying on Jorge.
- Mm-hmm.
- Easy.
- Love you.
- Love you.
Oh, no, no, no, no.
s are too blue.
I don't know if you know this, but lighting's important.
Ah! Trust me.
You'll want an incandescent feel.
- But you - Please.
Rome! - Oh! - Oh-ho.
- Ooh.
- Shelly.
So, does Gina know that you're here? No, no, no, no.
She doesn't.
Oh, no, please.
I-I want to surprise her.
It would help if I had my keys.
Hey, Jorge, how come I don't hear drilling? [CHUCKLES.]
What do you mean denied? Well, tell them I want an answer.
My husband's been doing business with your bank for years.
Th-This is This is unacceptable.
Thank you.
- [SIGHS.]
So, I canceled the floral delivery to the office, and I forwarded Jon's work line to my cell.
Which reminds me, a Barbara Morgan called.
Barbara Morgan? No, I-I don't know anyone named Barbara Morgan.
Yeah, must be a wrong number.
Hey, are you okay? The loan for the restaurant just got denied.
Just It makes no sense.
Well, maybe because Regina's last restaurant went under.
Mm-hmm, maybe.
It must be a mistake.
Even when Jon applied sometimes for loans, he'd get denied.
If you want, I can call Donny at the bank and ask him to straighten it out.
Delilah? Here.
Are you okay? [SNIFFLES.]
I'm not okay.
I'm pregnant.
It's Jon's, and the kids don't know, so please don't tell them, because with everything they're going through, - it's just - No, I won't.
I won't.
But this is a good thing, right? Isn't it? [SCOFFS.]
Yeah, I know what you're thinking.
It's a miracle baby.
- [CRIES.]
- No.
I I am a widow.
I'm a widow, and my husband just died, and I have two grieving children.
And the idea that Jon's gonna live again through this baby is just not true because The fact is, Jon is dead.
I'm not sure I'm ready to To do this alone.
how's your dad and, um [CHUCKLES.]
Angie? Dad's good.
They're good.
Your Aunt Janet showed me a picture of the four of you visiting her on The Cape.
Mom, we're not doing this.
Doing what? I-I was I was just being nice.
You drove 45 minutes to tell me about a picture you saw on Facebook? No.
I drove 45 minutes to see a restaurant I saw on Facebook.
Honey, I am so proud of my little girl.
This place is just It's fantastic.
Well, yeah, it will be.
I'm sorry I didn't call.
I've just been crazy busy I just wish that you would've told me sooner 'cause I could've at least helped you find a better contractor, so [TOOLS CLATTER.]
EDDIE: All right, the Theo Bible.
- Who's taking food? - I am.
I eat food.
Food is easy.
I got food.
He's pretty simple.
Minimal gluten, no sugar.
We try to keep him off GMOs.
Change of plans You're on food.
Okay, next up, hygiene.
Change of plans I'm back on food.
No, tiny balls That's your department.
Uh, how involved are we with shower time? Turn it on, you turn it off.
Anything in between, you are not involved with.
I'm back on hygiene.
By the way, his bath time is during the show - Oh, stop! - so have fun with that.
- Uh-huh, uh-huh.
- Gang.
- Next up.
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, he doesn't get them every night, but night terrors.
Night terrors? Wh That's really a thing? Yeah, it's basically nightmares.
Only much, much worse.
It's kind of like a 7-year-old kid's version of sleepwalking but with screaming.
He's gonna be looking at you.
He'll be talking, but he's not talking to you.
Because of all the screaming.
So, don't let him go to sleep.
Got it.
Do we? Do we got it? [DOOR BUZZES, KNOCK ON DOOR.]
Just read this.
The last section is self-explanatory.
You wanted to enjoy every moment of life, right? - [DOOR OPENS.]
- Here comes some life.
And he's wearing a cape! MAGGIE: Yeah, he is! Wow, cool! Oh, awesome cape, man.
You know how soft this couch is? [GRUNTING.]
Thanks for that.
What is this? I should've given you this sooner.
It's from Jon.
What do you mean, from Jon? How How long have you had this? How could you keep this from me? - Answer me! - I'm sorry.
You're sorry? I trusted you.
- Jon trusted you.
- No, no.
You You don't understand.
My kids think their dad left without saying goodbye.
You let them believe that! - You don't understand.
Get out of my house! You don't understand Get out of here! Get out! - Get out of my house! - ASHLEY: I'm so sorry.
You heading out? Yeah.
I'll see you tomorrow.
I really like this texture, but this is a more inviting color.
Listen, Rome mentioned that he stopped directing those commercials and is now writing.
If Rome and I have learned anything these last few months, it's that sometimes you have to live your life the way you want to.
Well, we're not making any decisions right now.
No, we're not.
It's just that starting a restaurant isn't cheap.
It takes money, and lots of it.
I-I am aware, Mother.
Oh, luckily, I have a little to spare.
And there it is.
Like We don't need your money.
Thank you.
It's not just about money, sweetheart.
Running a restaurant is tough by yourself.
- I already have a partner.
- Well One who I trust and who is always there for me.
It's just - It's just that you're so talented.
- Mom.
And And you deserve a restaurant that actually succeeds.
And it will.
SHELLY: So, what's your movie about? Well, still circling a few ideas.
You know I am your biggest fan.
I watched all "The Bachelor" last season - just to see your soda commercials.
Your secret's safe with me.
Well, they they say you should write what you know, so I'm thinking there's a movie about a group of friends.
- Oh, my God! - Shelly, what are you doing?! - Oh! - You put that back.
Am I finally gonna be a Nana? [STAMMERS.]
You like "Nana," right? It's just that "Grammy" just feels like I'm trying too hard and It's not what you think it is.
It's for a friend.
If it's for a friend, why are we whispering? [NORMAL VOICE.]
Gina's pregnant.
How far along is she? Oh, that explains her attitude at the restaurant.
Gina is not pregnant.
We're not even thinking about it, okay? Wait, Rome.
Come on.
What's going on? We're not thinking about it.
I am just a little.
You want kids.
No, it's For a second, I thought that Gina was pregnant, and it made me think it's not that I want kids.
It's just that I don't not want kids.
Then tell her that.
You and Gina will make the most amazing parents.
It's not that simple.
Gina's got a lot on her plate right now - with the new restaurant.
- Oh, come on.
- I just quit my job! - So? Shelly.
I will talk to Gina when the time is right, and you have to promise me that you will not say a word to her.
Okay, I promise.
But when the time is right, you talk to her about the baby.
I'm gonna talk to her about the lighting.
I mean, honestly.
s just everyone will look blue.
CORY: Eddie? Is that you? Oh, man, I never thought I'd see you again.
Cory, talk about a blast from the past, right? Yeah, my client's headlining tonight.
Damn! I remember when you flamed out at the "Sundown" tour.
That performance in Pittsburgh, whoo! Legendary.
They ever let you back in a Radisson after that? Ha! MAGGIE: Aah, oh, no! That's the third time that's happened.
Hey, why don't you put it in my bag? Don't you want to feel the sun on your face? The rule is if I'm in the sun, I have to either be in my hat or wearing SPF 50.
All right, you know, some rules are made to be broken.
No, they're not.
Then they wouldn't be rules.
Touché, kid.
Hey! Look! Ooh! You know what? Let's go feed the ducks.
Are you kidding me? You don't like ducks? Every kid likes ducks.
You're not supposed to feed them.
Bread makes them gain weight, and if they gain weight, they get this thing called "angel wing.
" Then they can't fly.
I can't feed the ducks because I like the ducks.
All right.
You make a solid argument for the ducks, but surely you can take off the hat just for, like, 10 minutes.
No? All right.
Well [SIGHS.]
then I guess you're just gonna have to catch me! Ha ha! - [LAUGHING.]
Hey! Hey, give it back! - Whoo! [BOTH LAUGHING, GRUNTING.]
Hey, it's me.
Listen, I, uh I need your help with something.
It's a big ask, so I totally get it if the answer's no.
I need a ride to my, uh To my OB's office.
They said that after the procedure, I can't drive myself home.
Whatever you need.
Gina, this chili is divine.
With just a little less jalapeño, it'd be great for your kids' menu.
Um, I suppose.
I mean, we haven't worked on the specifics.
Oh, of course.
I'm just thinking ahead.
Shelly, can I help you with that cornbread? Yeah, sure.
ROME: Thank you.
Can you please stop? [WHISPERING.]
Show her the hat.
Shut it down.
Listen, I know you think you know everything, but there are some things that even you do not know.
Who's hungry? Gary.
Yeah? You're not saying anything.
I just I don't want to say the wrong thing.
About About this or Or anything else, I-I got your back, D, okay, until the end of time.
Delilah Dixon? - Should Should I - No.
I'll be right here.
Pray God, you can cope I stand outside This woman's work This woman's world Ooh, it's hard on the man Now his part is over Now starts the craft Of the Father I know you have a little life in you yet I know you have a lot of strength left I know you have a little life in you yet I know you have a lot of strength left I should be crying, but I just can't let it show Should be hoping, but I can't stop thinking Of all the things I should've said But I never said All the things we should've said done But we never did And all the things I should've given But I didn't Oh, oh, my darling Make it go Make it go away - [DOOR OPENS.]
- Give me These moments back Give them back To me [CELLPHONE VIBRATES.]
Give me that Little kiss Give me your - [DOOR OPENS.]
- Hands I know you have a little life in you yet I know you have a lot of strength left I know you have a little life in you yet I know you have a lot of strength left I should be crying, but I just can't let it show I couldn't do it.
Well, uh if you think that you're doing this alone, you're wrong.
Especially the "eating for two" part.
I am down to gain some serious sympathy weight.
Uh, what do you say we plow through some chicken and waffles? - Your treat.
What? I seem to have forgotten my wallet.
Boom! Yes! 5:00 on the dot.
Crushing it.
Whatever errand you had to run, Gary, I am so sorry, because you are missing out on some celiac-friendly pasta.
EDDIE: All right, it's time for me to go to the gig.
Are you sure you have to go? Yeah, I'm sorry, bud.
I wish I could take you with me.
Believe me.
I don't know if I'm gonna be able to fall asleep without you here.
It's okay, bud.
Everybody gets scared sometimes.
But just because you're scared, it doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.
Sometimes that's exactly the reason why you should.
I love you, Dad.
I love you, too, bud.
SHELLY: Yeah, I-I read the most fascinating article in The Atlantic the other day.
Apparently, children with stay-at-home dads is on the rise.
Watch it, Mom.
What? It was a great read.
Uh, I've told you since I was 10 that I do not want to have kids, and that answer has not changed.
Not when I turned 30, not when Rome and I got married, and certainly not in the middle of opening a restaurant.
Perhaps you two should talk.
Enough! Enough with the passive aggression, and stop it with all your questions.
- Gina - No, just because you think that we should have kids does not mean that you can come into our house and meddle with our marriage, our bond.
It's bad enough that you wrecked your marriage with Dad, but please don't try to wreck mine.
Well, Rome.
This has been an eventful evening, but I think it is best that I go.
Well that happened.
You know you want to go.
She's your mom.
- You should go.
Wait, I'm sorry.
I I know you may not appreciate my advice, but I am your mother.
You were right.
My marriage didn't work because I didn't see what was right in front of me.
You may think that you and Rome have a bulletproof relationship, but so did I.
CORY: Eddie.
This is my client KC.
He's headliner tonight.
Oh, hey! Great to meet you.
Man, I am legit psyched right now.
My senior yearbook quote was a Ferns lyric.
No joke, man.
"You can't set the world on fire if you don't have any gas.
" - Yeah, you know it, man.
- Yeah, of course.
- You really were a fan.
- Yeah, dude, back in the day, you were an animal.
Uh, so, what's been going on? Where you been going up? Well, just here mostly.
- WAITRESS: Here you go, KC.
- Thank you.
I got to go, but Cory said you're working on some new stuff.
That's killer, man.
I'm excited to s what you got.
- Thanks, man.
- Yeah.
And now please welcome to the stage The Red Ferns! [GUITAR RIFF PLAYS.]
No, Donny, you're not hearing me.
He doesn't have a loan on any personal property.
The house was paid off a long time ago.
Are you saying he took out another mortgage? Wh But wouldn't he need her signature? - Are you sure? - [CAR ALARM CHIRPS.]
He has all that stuff sent to the office, and we've never received notice.
Damn it.
I'll call you back.
- Surprisingly okay.
- Mm.
Gotta get to Eddie's gig.
And you smell like maple syrup because? Uh, that, I'm afraid I am not at liberty to discuss that.
Okay THEO: Get away from me! - The thing.
- Night terror.
They're too heavy! They won't be able to fly! Oh, hey.
Remember we didn't actually end up feeding the ducks.
Get them away from me! - Remember he said don't talk to him? - Yeah.
It's okay, Khan.
Please, please! It can't eat it! - [CELLPHONE VIBRATING.]
- Wait.
Are you seriously gonna answer that right now? Oh, what are you doing? Just answer the damn phone.
Well, don't swear in front of the child.
- Oh, is that a priority - Please, no! Please! - Hello? - Hey, bud, it's okay.
Oh! Hello, Edward! Get them away from me! [NORMAL VOICE.]
So nice of you to call and check in.
- How's things? - Uh, not good.
Not good at all, man.
THEO: Stop feeding them.
Look, I think I need you here, Gary.
I-I'm sort of freaking out.
- Oh, you're freaking out? - He's freaking out? - THEO: They're too heavy! - Listen, buddy, everything's gonna be okay.
- No! - Aah! No.
I don't think so, man.
You're the psychologist.
What do we do? I don't This says just to wait it out.
- Wait it out? - Yeah! EDDIE: Gary, are you there? All right, listen to me, man.
I know it's been a while, but you've been on stage hundreds of times, right? And And as frustrating as it is for me to say this with any sincerity, you did open for Kings of Leon, right? That's just it.
I barely remember any of that, man.
I've never performed sober before.
Oh my God.
Uh, okay, Ed.
Uh, listen, buddy.
What are you guys doing? Why'd you wake me? My bedtime is 8:00.
Ed, hang on.
We're coming over.
ROME: Gina! We gotta go.
He goes on stage in less than a half-hour.
- REGINA: Rome.
- Yeah, babe? What is this? I bought that hat because I [VOICE BREAKING.]
What is this? [BREATHING SHAKILY.]
Gina, you have to know this had nothing to do with you.
How could you say this has nothing to do with me? Because I love you.
More than every single part of my life combined.
We sat in that funeral saying, "How did he not tell Delilah?" - [VOICE BREAKING.]
Oh, my God.
- No, Gina, Gina.
You don't You don't understand.
No, I don't understand! How could I possibly understand this?! [VOICE BREAKING.]
That's what I'm trying to tell you, Gina.
I don't understand it either.
I don't.
I have a great life.
But sometimes, for some reason, I feel so sad.
And I can't help but think what if What if this is the happiest I'm ever gonna be? Okay.
My turn.
And I need you to listen to me.
I need you to hear me.
You are not the best part of my life.
You are my life.
And I will not lose you.
GARY: Knock, knock! Somebody order a 50-pound scream machine? Hey.
You know, you screamed way more than Theo did.
It was the eyes.
They're so glassy.
THEO: We came to see your show.
Are you okay, Dad? I'm great.
I just, uh I I'm just a little scared to play.
That's all.
You know, Dad, just because you're scared doesn't mean you shouldn't do it.
You're right, bud.
You're absolutely right.
WOMAN: And now, please welcome to the stage Eddie Saville! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.]
- GARY: Let's do this! - Go, Dad! Whoo! [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE CONTINUE.]
- Whoo! - Yes! [AUDIENCE MURMURS.]
This is called "Unexpected.
This was unexpected If I blinked, I'd have missed it Wasn't looking for the fall I was barely holding on The dreams have come and gone Years went on and stole it all And I go 'Round and around like a satellite Looking for somewhere to land We spend our whole lives Under the same sky [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE.]
We never collide KC: How about another hand for my buddy Eddie Saville? Under the same sky - Hey.
- Hey, man.
Thanks, guys.
Thank you.
Then such a simple thing - How everything changes - DELILAH: Hey.
And you're over the moon I didn't think you'd be here.
I'm over the moon Of course.
You're amazing.
Even though the baby isn't mine, I'm here for you whenever you need, whatever you need.
Even after everything I said to you? Well, there's nothing you can say to me that will change the fact that I love you.
I can't do this.
I can't lie you.
I Jon and I, we weren't we weren't sleeping together.
This is your baby.
We never collide - Under the same sky - It's just It's too much.
And Sophie and Danny and Theo There's just - Then such a simple thing - They would never And Katherine We just we hurt too many people.
No, I know.
Over the moon The baby has to be Jon's.