A Million Little Things (2018) s01e07 Episode Script

I Dare You

1 Previously on "A Million Little Things" I can't to lie you.
This is your baby.
Sophie and Danny and Theo there's just It's too much.
- They would never - I know.
The baby has to be Jon's.
Anybody at school that you like? - There is this one person.
- Who is she? This new kid at school Ella.
You ever want to tell me that Ella's a boy, I'm glad to hear that.
I spent so much time trying to figure out why you've done the things you've done, and I realized what I need to figure out is why don't I feel like I deserve more.
I can't be your therapist and your friend at the same time.
That's not how it works.
Okay, wait a minute.
Please.
Do Do you have any idea what it took for me to come here today? I-I don't have the courage to talk to anyone else about it.
Please.
You wanted to enjoy every moment of life, right? Here comes some life.
- [RADIO STARTS PLAYING LOUD MUSIC.]
- Whoa! What is with that thing? Oh, my God, Colin.
Who still has a clock radio anymore? I do.
I've had it since the seventh grade, - thank you very much.
- [SIGHS.]
Well, Gary, you have a phone with so many ringtones - Ah, yes.
- and beautiful, twinkly, soothing sounds - to wake up to.
- Yes.
You can never know what it's like - Please don't sing.
- Your blood like antifreeze - Cold as ice - Your blood like what? - Antifreeze.
- No, it's not.
It's "blood, like winter, freezes just like ice.
" What? Excuse you.
Blood is not a season.
- It is a liquid - [LAUGHING.]
No.
- kind of like antifreeze.
- Not antifreeze.
Antifreeze doesn't even freeze.
It's in the name.
If you want to know while I'm standing You just fade away Here it comes.
And don't you know that - I'm still standing - Remind me to never go to karaoke with you.
Remind me not to bring a fact-checker to a karaoke bar with you.
- No! No! - [GRUNTS.]
No, no! [INDISTINCT TALKING OVER RADIO.]
Why would you do that to Sir Elton? Oh, I love Sir Elton.
It is this Rocket Man that is making me crazy.
Colin, someone is not a morning person.
SUSAN: another one without even a card from my father.
DR.
STACY: That's on you, Susan.
What you let happen is what will happen.
- [RADIO TURNS OFF.]
- [MOCKING.]
What you let happen is what will happen.
[NORMAL VOICE.]
Ugh, that woman is such a crock.
All she does is oversimplify everything and then hang up.
[SIGHS.]
Someone should call her and tell her that.
Maybe you should call her and tell her that That she's a disgrace to your profession, - that she's a con artist.
- Eh.
She's like a depressing fortune cookie.
So call.
Hey.
What are you waiting for? You don't have a lot of time left.
Gee, thanks! Hey, you're the one who's refusing treatment.
I'm just I'm employing gallows humor.
Yeah, I would call, but I don't think it would be very dignified of me.
Dignified? What do you care about dignified? Call her and tell her the truth.
Make her blood run cold like antifreeze.
Oh, no.
[INHALES SHARPLY.]
Hey.
I dare you.
Well, you know I love a good dare.
I know what else you love! [LAUGHS.]
[SCREAMS.]
Where are you going? No! REGINA: Rome? What is this? You are my life, and I will not lose you.
[INHALES SHARPLY.]
Baby? You You okay? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, I'm fine.
I'm fine.
No, you're not fine.
What's wrong? Just some stomach pain.
I didn't want to say anything after last night.
Please don't get worried, okay? Okay.
Okay.
[CELLPHONE VIBRATES.]
Who are you texting? I'm meeting a friend at the arcade after school.
Are you asking me or telling me? - Telling you.
- I can't drive you this afternoon.
I'm sorry, but I'm I'm busy.
Don't worry.
I got it covered.
"Don't know whether to call it a date or not.
" Ah! Seventh grade is so hard! Uh, "It's not a date.
It's just hanging out with your friend Elliot.
" [CELLPHONE VIBRATING.]
Gina? Hi! REGINA: Hi.
Hi.
You okay? Yeah.
Fine.
Just Rome has a stomach bug, so I think I should stay here with him.
I'm sorry.
I-I don't think I can go to your ul Oh! Danny, sweetie, I finished packing your lunch.
Sorry.
Was I on speaker? You were.
We're good.
It's It's fine.
I can go by myself.
I just I really didn't want you to go to your ultrasound alone.
Don't be upset.
It's - It's not my first time at the rodeo.
- No, I know, it's just it's your first time without Jon, and I'm just really woied about Rome.
I'm sure it's just a stomach thing, right? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah.
- He'll - Are you okay? Mm-hmm, he'll be fine.
Just c-call me when you're When you done.
- [SNIFFLES.]
- Okay, yeah.
Okay, great.
Great.
- [CELLPHONE THUDS.]
- [SIGHS.]
- [CELLPHONE CHIMES.]
- Colin, what are we gonna do about Danny? What's wrong with Danny? He just needs a little help.
That's all.
He doesn't want you to do another one of those elaborate lemonade stands, does he? The bamboo straws alone made it impossible to turn a profit.
I cannot picture you at a lemonade stand.
It's mortifying.
I'm next.
I'm next.
You're next? She's next.
Don't follow me.
Stay here.
No! I don't want you making faces at me.
- Stop.
Stop.
- [LAUGHS.]
Where are you going? Cory texted me.
He loved my set last night.
Like, "fist bump emojis" loved.
Of course he did 'cause you're the man.
- I am.
- Who's the man? - I'm the man, right? - That right.
Yeah.
I'm gonna go to the club, see if I can bump into him.
- Get him.
Do it.
- MAGGIE: I'm on! Whoa, what? This is it! This could be epic.
Do yourself a favor and get to your car.
Ha! It's show time.
You, remember, she's kidding.
- [BEEPING, VOLUME INCREASING.]
- Okay? Just a fake question to get her on the show.
DR.
STACY: Hello, Margaret.
You're on with Dr.
Stacy.
- Margaret? - MAGGIE: Yes, hi, Dr.
Stacy.
That's That's coming back.
- Um, so, I have a bit of a dog issue.
- [SIGHS.]
It's not that I don't like dogs.
It's It's just that I don't like his dog.
- Like I said, kidding.
- Um, he climbs - in the bed with us.
Bleh.
- You guys have spooned.
- Maybe you're mad at your boyfriend, Margaret.
- Ooh, "boyfriend.
" - Did you hear that? - And you're taking it out on his dog.
Because that's what it is.
That's what you call it.
"Boyfriend," that's great.
Um, first of all, who said anything about a boyfriend? How do you know that we're not just "the word you can't say on the radio" buddies? Are you asking him to give up his dog for you? My God, that is so glib.
You Okay, you do not know anything about me or my friend or his dog.
What if I told you that my friend is blind? Blind? Is he? - No.
- [SNORTS.]
Okay.
Well, excuse me, but I don't think this is why you called.
Oh, great, okay, excellent.
Please, tell me, why did I call? I'm saying this has nothing to do with the dog! You're afraid to fully give yourself to this relationship.
- Ooh.
- That's your professional opinion? You could fit that in a fortune cookie, okay, lady? You know, y-you're telling me that it's my fault that That that I have intimacy issues? That is Oh, my Do you know what you do? You jump to conclusions, and you shame people in between toilet-paper ads.
- [KNOCKING AT DOOR.]
- What kind of Wha Uh, she cut you off at "fortune cookie.
" Oh.
That wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.
No? Maybe it's because she hit a little too close to home? - Hm? - [SIGHS.]
- Just saying.
- I'm not talking about this anymore, and, by the way, you [CELLPHONE CHIMES.]
are it.
- I'm it? - Yeah.
Oh, you didn't think you could dare me and not get dared back, did you? A dare game? - Yeah.
- Is that what this is? It is now.
It's your turn to seize the day.
And, uh, how exactly do I do that? [INHALES SHARPLY.]
Oh, you are going to check your text messages.
And while you're at it, pick out a ringtone for tomorrow morning.
You're kidding me.
And I want a picture! [TELEPHONES RINGING.]
Carter, your standing desk finally arrived.
Well, you know what they say Sitting is the new smoking.
Are we loving it yet? It's a lot.
- I believe in you.
- I wish you were my father.
Well, look what arrived.
- Hunter.
- Looks great.
- Make me an offer.
- [CHUCKLES.]
- She busy? - Ah, she's swamped, but go on in.
Go on in.
[KNOCKS ON DOOR.]
Hey, I don't want to alarm you, but Carter said sitting's the new smoking.
[CHUCKLES.]
Carter's back to his old desk by Wednesday.
You want the over or the under? Ooh, tough call.
How long did he keep the core ball? Four business days.
But it took him two to inflate it.
Uh, hey, Henry called.
He wants us both working on the City Planner case.
Well, he could put four lawyers on it.
- It's a losing case.
- Yeah, they were overbudget, there's clear negligence, and a paper trail a mile long.
Take a look at my motion.
I think we can get the judge to throw it out.
You're unbelievable.
You know, when you win this case, Henry's gonna make you a partner.
Might even buy you a standingMiesk.
[LAUGHS.]
[CELLPHONE RINGING AND VIBRATING.]
Hey, it's Rome.
I'm sorry to bother you, but, uh, I'm in a lot of pain.
What's going on? No, no, not that kind of pain.
Physical pain.
Physical pain.
It's kind of all over, but mostly in my stomach.
You think the meds might be causing it? Uh, th that's highly unlikely.
Anti-depressants aren't really linked - to any kind of - [GROANING.]
Oh [OBJECTS CLATTER.]
Oh! God! - Rome.
Rome? - [GROANING, YELLING.]
Rome! [STAMMERS.]
- What's happening? - Hello? Rome, what what's going on? Rome! Hello? Hello? H-Hello? Who's this? Hello? Who is this? Ma Maggie? Hel-Hello? Yeah, Gina, Gina, what's going on over there? I don't I don't know.
Something is wrong with Rome.
I d I don't I don't know what to do.
- It's really bad.
- Gina, listen to me.
You need to take him to Boston General.
- I'll meet you there, all right? - Okay, okay.
Baby, we got to go.
Hey, kid.
Yes.
How about some lemonade, huh? Forget about the sign.
It's It's free.
Forget about the lemonade.
All I need is a picture for my non-girlfriend.
Here, will you just take take one? Oh, come on.
What, that sounded weird? I'm s Come back.
- Kid, don't go.
- [CELLPHONE VIBRATES.]
Oh, God.
[SCOFFS.]
Oh, hello, Margaret.
Look, I don't have a good picture yet, all right? A selfie's not gonna capture the insanity of what I'm dealing with here.
Okay, I'll be right there.
Allergies? No.
Yes.
Uh, Penicillin.
Any recent hospitalizations? No.
- Medications? - [SIGHS.]
He's on anti-depressants.
Who prescribed them again? Dr.
Heller.
Um, Sertraline.
Two times a day.
He tried to take his own life.
A while ago, I mean.
Have you taken anything recently that might have caused No, no.
Have you still been having these feelings? Excuse me, ma'am, could I speak to him alone? But he's my Okay.
[COINS CLINKING.]
[COINS CLATTERING.]
Regina.
Hey.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Where is he? - He's in in there, I think.
They, uh, asked me to leave.
Hey, I'm sure they're They're taking good care of him, You know, that's standard.
They're just trying to make sure that the patient can speak openly.
Rome tried to kill himself.
Is that why he's here? No, before.
I see.
[INHALES SHARPLY.]
I'm so sorry, Gina.
- NURSE: Excuse me, Mrs.
Howard.
- Yeah.
The doctor would like to order activated charcoal, and we're hoping - - I'm sorry.
It can absorb drugs in the gut.
We typically don't pump your stomach anymore.
- Oh, my God.
- Do you think that he took something? He insists he didn't, but he's in a lot of pain, and his history suggests we should err on the side of caution.
He's refusing right now.
You're his wife, and we'd like your permission to be able to What What What Mine, why? It's Massachusetts state law.
If there's a suspicion of overdose - and he's a danger to himself - Can you say with certainty he didn't ingest anything dangerous? I-I don't know.
I only found out last night that he tried [INHALES SHARPLY.]
to ki Um [SNIFFLES.]
He was in the bathroom this morning.
He doubled over in pain, so uh Just do what you have to do, okay? Please help him.
Okay? [SNIFFLES.]
It's okay.
Yeah.
[CELLPHONE VIBRATES.]
- Hello? - CORY: Eddie, hey, man.
- It's Cory.
- Hey, Cory, yeah, I got your fist bumps.
Uh, sorry, I was gonna stop by, but something came up.
Oh, it's cool.
It's cool.
Hey, it was really nice seeing you up there again.
Yeah, it was great being up there.
- Listen, that first song, you write that? - Yeah, uh, writing was unexpected, so I called it "Unexpected.
" I was just thinking your song, it could be huge, man.
I just keep hearing, uh, KC's voice singing that bridge.
KC? Yeah, he wants to record it.
Wow.
Uh This could be big for you, man.
Yeah, but Cory, this is my song.
- I wrote it.
- Exactly.
You could make a lot of money selling songs.
KC is on the verge.
Okay, here's the deal.
I don't know how, but I got up on that stage last night, and I had a blast.
You can tell KC he can write his own song.
I got more important things to worry about right now.
My God, this is disgusting.
I can't drink any more of this.
I am telling you, it looks and tastel like driveway.
I'm sorry, dude.
You're drinking it.
- Let's go.
- No, I'm begging you.
Seriously, I'm literally begging you.
Just dump it in the toilet.
You're not the boss of you anymore.
- Says who? - According to this chart, Regina.
Hey.
Guys, what's going on? Tell me.
What is that? - What is that? Is that charcoal? - Room-temp lava.
I knew a guy Sax player.
Took so much molly once, he Whoa, no.
Dude, did you do something stupid? - Dude, did he - No, no, man, no.
This is ridiculous.
I can't believe Gina's making me do that.
Really? I can.
You tried to kill yourself, dude.
Maybe if you'd told her that before she found your note, she'd be more inclined to believe you when you say things and not in the waiting room, scared out of her mind.
So, bottom's up.
Rome, I swear, I will pin you down like I pin Colin down to give him his doggy arthritis [SHRIEKING.]
Ooh God.
What is wrong with him, anyway? [NORMAL VOICE.]
I don't know.
Just, like, some kind of, - like, stomach pain, man.
- GARY: It's a kidney stone, okay? I'm telling you.
I've had one myself.
It's the worst pain I've had in my life, but too bad.
Doctor's orders.
- Drink up.
- I hate the both of you.
- Just do it.
- I really do.
- I hate you both.
- Imagine it's chocolate milk.
You You pretend it's chocolate milk.
- Here, take it.
- You pretend you're not a big, bald baby.
- How about that? - [SIGHS.]
- Who's our big boy? Yeah.
- EDDIE: Attaboy.
Okay, finished it.
Ah! See anything? Huh? - You happy? - I'm happy.
He's gonna be okay.
- Right? - Yeah.
Regina, I've been talking to him.
Not as a therapist because if I was his therapist, I couldn't be telling you this, but as a friend.
He came to me after Jon's funeral, and I couldn't turn him away.
Wait.
Talking to him about what? About everything.
Uh I'm the one that referred him to Dr.
Heller.
He's been trying so hard to get better, and I have been holding my breath waiting for you to know because as much as I hope I've been helping him, I know that the person he really needs to talk to is you.
I'm so sorry, Gina.
Look, I understand if you're angry.
The thing is, I don't have time to be angry because I need to use all of my energy to make sure that my husband is gonna be okay.
- It's just an amazing - [ROME GROANING.]
noodle place, dude.
I've been there twice.
I've done takeout so many times I know the delivery guy's name is Mako.
- Why are you telling me this? - I am trying to distract you.
- It ain't working.
- Well, that's on you.
Oh, God.
Did Eddie go to find Gina? Yeah.
I need to talk to her, man.
How could he tell Maggie and not his own wife? What does that say about us? Jon didn't talk to me at all.
You're asking the wrong person.
He drank it all.
Seems okay.
Said he wanted to talk to you.
Okay.
You should go.
What's more important than this? Your ultrasound.
Go.
[QUIETLY.]
Thanks, Eddie.
She's right.
These screenings are important.
You should go.
I'll take you.
[EXHALES SHARPLY.]
[INHALING SHARPLY, WHIMPERS.]
It's not just in my stomach, you know? It's It's like all over.
I'm telling you, it is a kidney stone.
Or you're pregnant and the baby's breech.
[STRAINED LAUGH.]
Don't make me laugh, please.
Ah! [EXHALES HEAVILY.]
I was beginning to feel better about everything, you know? Not great, but better.
I promise you I didn't need to drink that charcoal.
- I just did that for Gina.
- I know.
I don't want to die.
Okay, I'm gonna leave you guys to it.
You look uncomfortable.
I wonder why.
You should leave.
I don't think you should be here.
This This can't be our baby.
Delilah, if you and I at least can't be honest about this I think that I will go crazy.
[DOOR OPENS.]
Delilah.
Hi.
- [DOOR CLOSES.]
- I'm Dr.
Mathers.
Dr.
Cohen was called out for a delivery today, so I'll be seeing you.
Okay.
Number seven! Pho! What I can't believe is that we were keeping the same secret wabout the same pern while we were having sex twice a day.
I don't think that Dr.
Stacy would be very happy with me.
Oh, are you kidding, Margaret? Talking to Rome Far more professional than anything that charlatan does all day.
I mean admitting that you're crazy about your non-boyfriend, I could have told you that one.
The only thing I am crazy about - is this ramen.
- It's insane.
- Ah! - It's insane.
- God! - These are the best noodles I've ever slurped - in my fricking life.
- [CHUCKLES.]
[CELLPHONE VIBRATING.]
Yes? [ROME GROANING.]
You were right.
They just did an ultrasound.
- It is a kidney stone.
- I knew it.
I mean, I'm not board certified or anything, but I knew it.
[ROME GROANING, SCREAMING.]
- Is that him? - Y-Yeah.
He's just trying to pee it out.
Well, I'm with Maggie, and I will tell her everything.
Oh, she probably already knows.
ROME: Oh, God! [GROANING.]
Tell her [STAMMERING.]
it's okay.
I'm I'm not mad at her.
What? What's going on? It's a stone.
And she's not mad at you.
So, it's all good.
ROME: [WEAKLY.]
Babe.
Babe, who is it? - Your therapist.
- Dr.
Heller? Nope.
The one that's my friend.
I know I handled it in the worst way possible, but we were just talking.
Now they're just talking to each other.
It's not that you were talking to her.
It's that you weren't talking to me.
I know, but Gina, if I'd have told it to you, it would have made it too real.
[WHIMPERING.]
[SCREAMING.]
Oh, God! - Oh, my.
- Yeah.
Oh, God! Well, it sounds like he's making some real progress over there.
REGINA: Yeah.
His best day ever.
Ooh-hoo-hoo! Rome? Rome? I think he just passed it.
I have to go.
Do you need me to come in? Hey.
[SIGHING.]
It came out.
You want to see it? It's so small.
How could something so small cause so much pain? Don't ush it.
They want you to save it.
Are you crazy? That thing's going straight to the harbor.
I don't want to see that thing again.
I so sorry, babe.
I am sorry for everything, Gina.
I know.
They're gonna be okay.
It's gonna take a little time.
Mm-hmm.
You're it, by the way.
What? No.
I didn't see a pic.
No, no, no.
No pics.
Look, I did it.
You know I did it.
It was weird.
No! A picture That was the deal.
And if there is anything that you and I know about, it's a deal.
I'm not doing another lemonade stand.
CASHIER: Number 7! You called into the radio, I scared a small child.
We're square.
- [LAUGHS.]
- Number 24! Ugh, enough with the microphone.
Number 24! I have a good idea.
I dare you to go steal her mic and sing "I'm Still Standing.
" Your version, wrong lyrics and all.
Go on, Rocket Man.
What are you waiting for? Hey, I don't have that much time left, remember? Number 27! What are you so afraid of? Perhaps you've forgotten I'm only scared of heights and public bathrooms.
[LAUGHS.]
Oh, get up, 'cause you're coming with me.
- No, I'm not.
- Oh, no, this is a duet because I dare you to sing backup.
Come on.
That's right.
We're in this together.
Uh, pardon me.
- I, uh I ordered the microphone.
- Excuse me? Don't you know the customer is always right? Hello, patrons of Win's Dumpling Palace.
This one here goes out to everybody who wants to be loved, even if you don't know how.
[FINGERS SNAPPING.]
You could never know what it's like You're cold like antifreeze, just like ice You got a cold, lonely light that shines from you You'll wind up like the wreck You hide behind that mask you use And did you think this fool could never win Well, look at me, I'm coming back again I got a taste of love in a simple way And if you need to know while I'm still standing You just fade away Don't you know BOTH: I'm still standing Better than I ever did Looking like a true survivor Feeling like a little kid I'm still standing After all this time Picking up the pieces of my life Without you on my mind I can't believe that little guy is in there.
Hm, or girl.
Do you want to know? - No.
- [CHUCKLES.]
It's too early to say anyway.
- That's your baby.
- [CHUCKLES.]
[QUIETLY.]
Oh, my God - Oh, my God.
- [EXHALES SHARPLY.]
[GASPS.]
It's moving.
[CHUCKLES.]
That's the idea.
Look at you go.
[CHUCKLES.]
GARY AND MAGGIE: I'm still standing Better than I ever did Looking like a true survivor Feeling like a little kid I'm still standing After all this time Picking up the pieces of my life Without you on my mind I'm still standing Yeah, yeah, yeah I'm still standing Yeah, yeah, yeah I'm still standing Yeah, yeah, yeah I'm still standing Yeah, yeah, yeah DR.
MATHERS: That little flutter is the heartbeat.
- It looks like a butterfly.
- [CHUCKLES.]
Would you like to hear it? The heartbeat? Can we? We can arrange that.
[HEART BEATING STEADILY.]
[SIGHS.]
Heartbeat's perfectly normal.
I'm sorry.
I need a minute.
[DOOR OPENS, CLOSES.]
Dads are always emotional.
[SIGHS, SNIFFLES.]
[CAMERAHUTTER CLICKS.]
- That's a winner.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
[CHUCKLES.]
- Take care, guys.
All right, well, technically, now you're it.
Stop.
Can we just enjoy our 15 minutes, please? All right, we were fierce.
I'll give you that.
[CHUCKLES.]
Whoa, what is that? - Oh, it's a bruise.
- Did I do that? - I know I can get a little rowdy - Oh, no, no, no.
It was just uh It's been there for a few days.
I'm gonna bruise more easily.
It's, you know, The disease messes with your blood.
I know what it does.
- This is really happening, isn't it? - Hey, Gary, I feel fine.
- Okay.
- Come on.
Don't go soft o me.
We have a deal.
You know, I dare you to show the world I don't feel like it.
I dare you to show the world that you are not afraid of anything.
How do I do that? [SIGHS.]
I don't know.
You're gonna have to figure that out.
EDDIE: Cute kid.
Could definitely use some arms and legs, but give him some time.
I'm so sorry, Eddie.
- May-Maybe - Don't be.
This is amazing.
And I just want what's best for you.
Pretending you're not the father, I know it's unbearable.
It's got to be the hardest thing I've ever done in my life.
But sometimes you don't get to do the fun thing, the thing that makes you happy.
You have to do the right thing.
I'm gonna say this, and I'll never say it again.
Whatever we did, whatever happened we also created a life.
- I want to snuggle - [LAUGHING.]
I want to marry KC: Look at [LAUGHS.]
Hey.
Eddie! You want a beer? Oh, that's right.
You don't drink.
He doesn't drink.
So, you gonna sell me that song or what, man? 'Cause it's a pretty good song.
- Yeah, I am.
- You are? You're lucky.
You caught me on the exact right day.
Great, 'cause I want to screw with it just a little bit.
I mean, I think the bridge definitely needs a little somethin' somethin', right? - Yeah.
Do whatever you want.
- My man.
- Yeah.
- Hey, thank you.
Seriously, bro.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
Hey.
Yeah, listen You know what? You might make it big one day.
But I suggest you put down that bottle.
Because you don't want to end up like me Forced to sell a great song to someone like you.
[PATS ARM.]
[QUIETLY.]
Thanks, man.
All signed out and good to go.
We can go home.
Let's go home.
I'm glad you're better, but I'm still playing catch up, okay.
I just found out about all this today, and apparently, everyone else already knew.
I don't know what I would do without you.
You know that, right? - Really? - Yeah.
[SCOFFS.]
How was I there for you? I didn't even know what was going on.
Gina, if it wasn't for you, I would have been dead a long time ago.
The scary thing is, I believe that.
I want you to get beer.
I want us to be better.
I-I-I know that you love me, and I love you, too, baby, but I Right now, I need to figure out who we are because I don't know anymore.
- [BAG UNZIPS.]
- Can you tell I'm nervous? - No.
- [BAG ZIPS.]
It's perfectly normal to change your shirt 15 times before going to play video games.
I really like him.
A lot.
You know what Dad would say? "You have to play life on your terms.
" Yeah, well, he'd be right.
Collar up or down? Up.
It's very "Risky Business.
" Wait in the car.
"Risky Business.
" It Did I see that? Why do we bother with Movie Night if you're just gonna fall asleep? Wow.
You built the Taj Mahal in less than a week, honey.
I still have one spire left, and Dad didn't help me one iota.
[CHUCKLES.]
How was swimming? Wet, but fun.
Are you still in your bathing suit? - Maybe - HUNTER: Hey, have her call me as soon as she settles the LEGO case.
Okay, I have to go, honey.
I'll call you later to say good night.
Okay.
Bye, Mommy.
I love you.
I love you, too.
What did Hunter want? Mm, probably just to look at you, but the excuse was these documents.
You think he likes me? No, I know he likes you.
I'm flattered, but I have other things to worry about.
No one's asking you to worry.
It's actually in the fun section of the program.
Uh, between work and Theo, I'm too busy for fun.
Great motto, but before you shell out money for that tattoo, can I just offer some unsolicited advice? When is it ever solicited? [SCOFFS.]
The best way to take care of Theo is to show him how to live a full life.
You can't worry so much about tomorrow that you forget to live for today.
- Be here.
- I am here, - and I'm working.
- Oh, boy.
I meant be here, as in be present in the large, interconnected sense of the moment.
Lady, you need to bone up on your Zen.
I see you thinking about it.
- You sure she's coming? - She's coming.
I don't want to be late.
Does she like what you like? Elliot and I like all the same things.
Pretty much.
We disagree over some stuff.
- Like what? - Grown-up stuff.
Why don't you worry about your own date? - I thought it wasn't - It's not a date.
It's not.
She's here.
Okay, get back in the car.
- Good luck.
- Watch and learn, kid.
Good luck.
I hope this is worth the trip.
- Oh, it'll be worth it.
- I'll be the judge of that.
[GOOFY VOICE.]
I've done something crazy.
Oh, what, parking illegally? Hi, Danny! [CHUCKLES, SNIFFS.]
Ooh, alleyway.
Mmm nice.
Okay, look up.
Where? Oh! That is 15 stories, 165 feet, give or take a recessed ceiling.
It scared the hell out of me.
It also happens to be very illegal.
Criminal Code Section 126A Anyone who intentionally, willfully, or wantonly paint [LAUGHING.]
I love it.
- Well, I did it all for you.
- [LAUGHS.]
It's pretty amazing, isn't it? - [SIGHS.]
- Oh, wait, you're the one - who's supposed to say that.
- It's perfect.
It is exactly what I want the time I have left to feel like.
"I was here, damn it, until I wasn't.
" Thank you.
All right, it's your turn.
[SNIFFLES.]
Dare me to do anything, and make it really hard because you outdid yourself.
I dare you to get chemo.
- What are you doing, Gary? - You said make it really hard.
No, don't.
Don't do that.
- That's not fair.
- None of this is fair.
That's the whole point, right? I mean, you don't deserve to die.
Game's over.
I'm I'm done playing.
[SIGHS.]
Okay, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
- I-I take it back.
- No, you can't.
We made a deal, and I was very clear about what I needed from you.
- Look, I saw the bruise.
- Okay, so what? It's a bruise! What What are you gonna do when it gets really bad, when I have sores all over my body and I lose half my weight? That doesn't have to happen, and I know it.
So, I'm sorry.
Th-Th-That's the way that I feel.
Well, I don't want you to feel that! I don't want you to feel anything! Just accept what's happening.
That is the whole point.
I'm sorry.
That That's up to me.
Okay? Dr.
Stacy was right.
You You're so scared.
Of course, I am.
I thought you, of all people, understood that.
I can't expect you to do this.
You're sure this kid knows to meet you here? Yeah.
We texted like 10 times.
He's not coming.
Do you think he doesn't like me? I don't know.
Relationships are complicated, pal.
Men and women, men and men, boys and boys, it It's not worth the hassle.
She didn't like your graffiti, huh? She did like the graffiti.
She didn't like what I said afterwards.
You know what life's really about? - I'm 12.
- Friendship.
You and me.
Right here, dude.
Yeah.
Us.
That's what it's about.
Oh.
What's up? Ahh! [EXHALES DEEPLY.]
- Hi.
- Hey.
- I'm Elliot.
- I know who you are, kid.
- It's good to meet you.
- It's good to meet you, too.
Okay, let's go.
Okay.
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh You could never know what it's like Your blood, like winter, freezes just like ice [CHUCKLES SOFTLY.]
You want to go on a date with me sometime? A date? Yeah.
Maybe.
You should probably know I'm married.
Really? Well, I am, too.
My name's Rome, by the way.
Regina.
Nice to meet you.
[WHISPERING.]
It's nice to meet you, too.
I'm still standing Better than I ever did Looking like a true survivor Hey, Uncle Gary.
You want to play with us? - Oh - This place is awesome.
It's awesome.
Okay, well, prepare to be crushed in "Frogger.
" - We'll see about that.
- Will we, then? Okay.
- We'll see about that.
- Okay.
Once I never could hope to win Pretty good, huh? - It's not bad.
- Oh, well, thank you.
Quite a compliment, coming from you.
And if our love was just a circus you'd be a clown by now Dinner's in 10 minutes.
You're really not gonna tell me anything about the arcade? Did you have fun, at least? Yeah.
We played video games, obviously.
Obviously.
Hey, Mom? Mm-hmm? What? It's, uh What are you looking at? Baby pictures of you guys.
These rollies.
[LAUGHS.]
Why? Because, I just love remembering my babies.
Mom! Come on.
Stop it.
[LAUGHS.]
What, did you put product in your hair? - No.
- What is happening? - I don't know.
- Oh! - What? - You're blushing.
- [CHUCKLING.]
No, I'm not.
- Yes, you are.
[LAUGHS.]
You could never know what it's like Your blood, like winter, freezes just like ice And there's a cold, lonely light that shines from you You wind up like the wreck you hide Behind that mask you use And I'm still standing Better than I ever did Looking like a true survivor Feeling like a little kid [LAUGHTER.]
I'm still standing after all this time Picking up the pieces of my life Without you on my mind I'm still standing I'm still standing Oh Hi.
Uh, we just came in for a bite.
Seems like a good dude.
We're working on a case together.
Well, I hope you win.
You deserve to be happy, Katherine.
- [SNIFFLING.]
- I'm still standing - I'm still standing - [EXHALES SHARPLY.]
I'm still standing I would rather keep the life that I have right now - I'm still standing - than waste it fighting for a future that I probably won't even get.
I'm still standing I'm still standing