A Million Little Things (2018) s01e12 Episode Script

The Day Before...

1 I'm sorry, Barbara.
You deserve the whole story.
Jon, you say everything happens for a reason.
I can't find a reason for this.
You deserve the truth.
That was beautiful.
You once told me that we can't change the past.
We can only change our reaction to it.
Because even if the past is painful, you never know when it'll lead to something wonderful.
But, Barbara, after what happened all those years ago, I think I get it now.
So if I were to ask myself today if I'd change the past or my reaction to it Somebody! honestly, - I'd say both.
- Help! Jon, I got your message.
You have to stop calling me.
I'm sorry.
I can't do what you want me to do.
Thank you for calling me back.
- I just moved to town, and I - Oh.
- Can you sign this for me, please? - Yes.
No, literally just moved to town.
That was my mover.
So, my oncologist in Chicago recommended Dr.
Gordon.
Yeah.
Yeah, I've been in remission for six months.
Um Had been in remission.
Thank you, thank you.
No, no, no.
This is a good time to talk.
Well, I could do Fridays at 1:00.
- I mean, I'm - There's my girl.
Uh, uh, uh, let me call you back.
This is This is not Not a good time.
Dad.
I'm on lates tonight and tomorrow, so I'll call you Saturday? I really want to see that new Bradley Cooper movie.
Uh-huh.
Is this one of those things where he's the foreplay? No, but even if that were the case, would you have a problem with that? Actually, no.
Besides, I know how you don't like talking.
Ooh, I like where your head's at.
Hey, you forgot your phone charger.
Oh, I was just gonna leave it.
I have one at home, so I was gonna leave this one here 'cause the plugging it in and then taking it out and plugging it back in again, it's just this whole thing.
No, it's literally just this.
Hilarious.
I'll see you on Saturday.
Uh-huh.
Actually, Kendra let's talk.
Oh, damn it.
That chirping, it's driving me crazy.
I'll change the battery tonight.
Oh, come on, D.
That's dangerous.
I said I'll fix it.
We're still on for tonight? I made a reservation at L'epine.
- It's 6:00 p.
m.
I told you about it on - Yeah.
- on Monday.
- Monday, we spoke, yeah.
Um yeah.
I'm good for that.
I'm looking forward to it.
Jon, I told you.
We We really need to talk.
Yeah.
Couldn't agree more.
L'epine.
6:00.
I promise.
Hey.
How did it go? He promised he'd be there.
We're really doing this, huh? I'll see you soon.
- I love you.
- Love you, too.
You either love it, or you really love it.
- What? - Or you What? No.
That That's my, um, copy for my pitch.
It's today.
Oh.
I thought you were actually talking to me instead of working on the pitch.
Well, this is more than just a commercial, okay? This is a Super Bowl commercial, and it's It's the high-water mark of everything I've ever tried to do in my career.
I have to get this job.
The truth is, I'm just jealous.
I mean, you're living the dream, and I'm off to feed the elite of Boston big pharma.
What is it about sales reps? They can't get enough clam chowder in a shot glass? Why don't you pitch one of your fusion dishes to your boss? That, um, grilled polenta - with the little green onions - Ramps.
Delicious.
You got to enjoy your work, right? Right.
But until then, a job is a job.
- Good luck on your - D-Don't jinx it.
Don't Don't, please.
Basketball game? Well, don't jinx that either.
Mwah! Why are you stalling? We We should get to it.
Dad, you did not have to fly all the way here just to help me unpack.
I was afraid you'd started without me.
Freshman year, your curtains were up while I was still parking the truck.
Where is it? Are we really doing this? You better believe it.
Okay.
Bring it here.
- All right.
- Careful.
Sweet.
There we are.
You know you love this song.
I really do.
I really do.
Shiny happy people laughing Meet me in the crowd People, people - How are your sales looking? - Nice.
You? Oh! Hey! What the hell do you think you're doing? Pardon? Don't "pardon" me.
You grabbed my ass.
- Relax.
- What? I don't know what her problem is.
Man.
Ooh-hoo.
Phone charger, really? Dude, I thought you liked this girl.
It's not about the phone charger.
It's about what the phone charger represents.
A charged battery.
So, it's Stacey with the trip planned too far out Stacey was planning Christmas while I was still wearing shorts.
And Melanie with the couple's massage It says "couple's" in the name.
And now it's Kendra with what the charger represents? Come on.
I dated Kendra for two weeks.
Your longest relationship ever.
Hey, gentlemen.
What did I miss? Well, apparently, I'm on trial for making a perfectly rational dating decision.
What happened to you? How come you can't commit to something for more than two weeks? Uh Sorry, Jon.
I haven't found my soul mate like you did.
I guess I could start trolling Logan Airport, huh, looking for the one.
No, it's not about a woman, Gary.
- It's about you.
- Really? 'Cause it kind of feels like you're coming at me, dude, because I'm not living up to your version of my full potential.
That would be creepy if it wasn't insulting.
Guys.
Hey, I'm open.
Bring it.
You're not even on his team.
Sort of feels like every man for himself right now.
You're going for a screening tomorrow.
You think I don't know that? You think that doesn't completely consume my life every three months? Get out of here, man.
I didn't stay by your side and Rutledge you through chemo so you could piss your life away.
Wow.
I didn't realize that when you sat with me in the chemo bay, - it was an IOU.
- Guys.
You've been keeping a mental scorecard this whole time that I'm unaware of? - How much do I owe you for Bruins tickets? - Gary! You just spent the last year and a half fighting cancer! What's the point of living if you're not gonna live? - Hey.
Come on.
- Okay.
Easy.
Easy.
- Gentlemen, easy, easy, easy.
- Come on, Jon.
Let's just all take a breath.
- Take a breather, man.
No.
You know what, Jon? You go to hell.
Unbelievable.
You okay? What's going on? Uh, Delilah got a ticket.
Um, they sent it here 'cause the car's registered to the business.
It's from a red-light camera.
Yeah, we We can't fight that.
Go ahead.
Pay it.
It's her, right? Yeah.
It's just Hi, Jeri.
Yes, I got your message.
I am not taking no for an answer on this one.
I can't.
Ashley, give me a minute.
- Here you go.
- Thank you.
I don't get it, man.
Why Why would Jon pick a fight with me? I-I don't know, dude.
It seemed like it got a little heated on both sides.
- Hey.
You hungry? - I mean, I could grab something with you after this pitch.
No.
I'm talking to this dog.
He looks a little rough.
Hey, listen, I got to go, man.
Sorry.
Man, this dog is following me.
Yeah, probably 'cause, unlike me, he's got nothing better to do.
Goodbye.
Rome? They're ready for you.
Okay.
And now you want to hang out, huh? Ha! We could probably get in a lot of trouble together, you and me, I bet.
I'm guessing there's no Mrs.
Dog at home, right? No.
Okay, bud.
Let's get you to a shelter.
And the TSA Agent tells her, you either throw away the bottle and make the flight to your best friend's wedding, or keep the ranch and lose her maid of honor title.
So Emily, well, she does the one thing that she can.
She tips the bottle back and chugs it right there in the security line.
"Hidden Valley Ranch You either love it or you really love it.
" Wow, Rome.
I think I speak for us all when I say we are blown away.
Thank y'all.
This could be big, a game changer.
Are you ready for that? I've been waiting for this my entire life.
Are we sure we need it? We got to get to Grandma's.
I got to get my T-Rex.
I promised Grandma I'd show it to her tonight.
Without it, my diorama's just a box.
Can we go to the museum next week? There's an exhibit on the Cretaceous period.
Absolutely.
Let's go Wednesday.
- You get out early.
- But I want Mom to go.
She thinks the dinosaurs went extinct from a plague, but I think it was a comet.
I just want to see who's right.
Hey.
Did something happen with you and a guest? Actually, yes.
These are big clients, Regina.
You can't make a scene like that.
That guy grabbed my ass, Cal.
Look, I didn't see what happened.
All I saw was the aftermath.
But I'm telling you what happened.
I understand you're upset, but bottom line, we can't afford to lose this account.
Even if it means giving up the safety of your own employees? Gina, please don't be like that.
Come on, Jeri! You said you had the votes! Damn it! What happened? Close the door.
They're not gonna take up the subway vote this session.
It's gonna die in committee.
It's over.
That's okay.
That's okay.
We can leverage the Franklin project.
Or we can liquidate the Somerville properties, and that'll buy us at least a couple of weeks.
I sold off Somerville last month to pay for October, along with Franklin and Court Street.
Wait, but I didn't see any of those documents.
We're over-leveraged already.
There's nothing left to sell.
That subway vote was the only thing keeping us afloat.
Look, I'll I'll just call the lenders.
I'll ask them for another extension.
- They gave us at least - No.
Ashley.
It's over.
You know what? Go finish up.
We're taking the night off.
W-Why? I want to show you something.
All right.
On it.
Jon.
What are we doing here? I'm not the man everyone thinks I am.
No, wait a second.
I can I can't, uh - Oh, my God.
- No, that's not - No, yeah, I - That's not why I brought you.
- I'm so sorry.
I should go.
- No, really, Ash, it's ok It's my fault.
It was my fault.
I-I should have been more clear.
I'm so sorry.
Listen.
You're remarkable.
Any man would be lucky to have you in his life, and I'm lucky to have you in mine.
Okay, but I-it can't be Yeah.
I just wanted to show you this place.
I've never brought anyone here before.
It's, uh It's very special to me.
Yeah.
Good evening.
You sure I can't get you started with a glass of wine? We have a wonderful Chenin Blanc.
- It's new to the wine list.
- Thank you, but I think I'm still waiting for for my husband.
He should be here any Any minute now.
It's gonna take me at least four minutes to get that glass over here.
So by then, maybe he'll be here and you won't be drinking alone.
Or, if he's not here, maybe you'll want to be.
Well, you make a very good point.
Okay.
- Oh, my God.
- So that's from Freshman Orientation.
Oh, yeah, it is.
- Mm-hmm.
- Wow.
Okay, in my defense, the mullet was all the rage back in the '80s.
Oh, was it? Jon.
Yeah.
Yeah.
Look, when I was your age, I, uh I used to live here.
- In this apartment? - Mm-hmm.
Yep.
Some of the best times in my life happened here.
It's why I bought the place.
Hold on.
All this time, I thought you overpaid for this block because of the subway, but it was for this.
You bought this entire block to save this apartment.
Well, I didn't like the thought of it being bulldozed to make way for another shopping mall.
But I suppose it's a matter of time now.
I wanted you to see it.
I wanted you to see what we were working so hard for Before it was too late.
Something like that.
Oh.
Who's that? Enough of my mullet days.
Let's talk about you.
Dad, I think it's time to flip the pancakes.
I know that you don't trust my bubble judgment.
But believe me when I say that we do not have enough flour for another batch, okay? Dad? You still have it.
Yeah, I still think about that day at the carnival all the time.
You do? You know, he didn't actually win it for me.
Those milk cans weren't falling down.
Chad saw me crying, and he marched me back over to that booth, because he knew the game was rigged.
And he climbed over the counter, and he stole it.
I've never seen somebody run away so fast.
Ah.
He made me promise not to tell you or Mom.
Well, while we're fessing up, I paid that carny 50 bucks to let you keep this bear.
Wait.
You - You knew this entire time? - Mm-hmm.
Well, I guess it was so nice to see you two had a little secret.
You may not remember this, but you used to fight like cats and dogs when you were kids.
There was something about that night.
Like you finally realized you were on the same team.
I never told your mom.
- Why? - Well she was happier not knowing the truth.
Does that make me a bad person? No.
It just makes you someone who loves her.
Don't be so hard on your mom.
We all cope in different ways.
I think in some ways, I probably smother you.
It's just The idea that I couldn't protect my child Hey, it's okay.
I tried.
If you could do anything with your life, what would you do? I mean, not to be cheesy, but I'd like to be you one day.
King of Boston real estate.
Yeah, you You don't want to be me.
Seriously, though, you got to have some dream.
What is it? I'd go to Barcelona.
My grandparents are from there.
I've always wanted to see the chapel they got married in.
My, uh, parents tried really hard to assimilate.
And I just thought I can't even speak Spanish.
It's one of my biggest regrets.
So go.
Yeah.
Well, yeah, I-I might.
No.
You will.
You have to.
Or you'll regret it for the rest of your life.
If you could do anything, what would you do? Honestly? Yeah.
I'd go back and never buy that bottle of wine.
Really? I guess what I mean is, uh Sometimes you make small choices in life and they you don't realize as you're making them how much they can affect everything.
Sorry.
One sec.
Hey, Regina.
Hey.
Something happened at work.
Gina, what's wrong? I just really need to talk to someone.
Okay, okay.
Talk to me.
Gary.
Why do you have a dog? I don't have a dog.
- Hey, buddy.
- That's Colin.
Technically, he's my guest for the evening, since he followed me home.
The shelter's closed till morning, but he's not my dog.
But you, uh You named him Colin? Well, he looks like a Colin, right? He's got a certain, you know, dignity.
Listen, Gary.
I was hoping to talk to you about me and Katherine.
Katherine? Your wife? Your wife, Katherine? I know exactly what you're gonna say.
- No, you don't.
- Dude, listen.
Not everybody can have what Jon and Delilah have, all right? Ed, nobody should have what you and Katherine have.
You deserve someone that you are excited about, man.
That's just it.
I think I Oh.
Let me guess.
Katherine has disappointed you again.
Wh Uh, yeah.
She's, uh, stuck at work.
Ah, ah, ah, ah! Hey, no! I put my face there.
Come on! And when it happened, I felt so worthless and used.
And by that creep, sure, but also by my boss.
All he had to do was be on my side.
I'm sorry, Gina.
It's just - frustrating.
- Listen.
What happened to you today was wrong.
Y-You deserve better than to have to feel unsafe at work.
You need to get your own place again.
Yeah, I know.
I will someday No, no.
You can someday yourself right out of a life.
Trust me.
- Thank you.
- Always.
Hey, I'm glad you called.
Me too.
Bye, Jon.
Mm-hmm.
Okay.
Ash.
Tomorrow, we need to close on the Griffin Street building.
I want that restaurant.
They've been dragging their feet for a year.
You really think we can close in one day? I can be very persuasive when I want to be.
Um, hey, while we're checking things off the to-do list, can you sign this for me real quick? - What is it? - Uh, my lawyer's been bothering me to finish these trust forms.
You're making me trustee? Yeah.
Why? 'Cause I trust you with my life.
- Should we go? - Uh, yeah.
Just need one sec.
Okay.
- Hey.
- Whoa! My God! - Did you get it? - You bet I did! We are going to the Super Bowl because your man, - he got it.
- Whoo! I'm so proud of you.
Oh, my You really did it.
So So what are you gonna have? Y-Y-You want to have the gourmet chocolates? You want to have Oh, how about the smoked cheese? Oh, soup mix seven different kinds of soup mix.
I think I'm never picking up a fork again.
Oh! Does this mean we get to go to Kona? Baby, we might buy Kona.
Oh.
"Savor it, Rome.
It doesn't get better than this.
" Wow.
This is great.
Oh.
Do you own anything that isn't Bruins related? Well, how else would you know it's mine? Can you do me a favor? Anything.
Please don't tell anybody about this place.
I just, uh Hey.
Your secret's safe with me.
- Thanks for everything, Ash.
- Yeah.
Jon Oh, my God.
I can't believe you're here.
I just couldn't stand the thought of you sitting alone.
Is it okay that I'm here? Well, this is the one place I know he's not gonna be.
He didn't even call.
I tried to make it as painless as possible.
I planned everything.
I got a hotel room so he could be alone, and I made sure the kids were gone and the fridge was stocked and The only thing Jon had to do was be here.
He couldn't even do that.
Well, Katherine didn't even come home so we could end things.
So somebody finally decided to show up.
I, um I got a little held up.
Do you have any idea how much bread we've eaten waiting on you? Well, um Well, we've never quite gotten the timing thing down.
I hate that it took so long to get here.
But I promise you, it'll never happen again.
Can't sleep, huh? Me either.
I got to be honest, bud.
I'm a little nervous.
Tomorrow at noon, my entire life could be completely different.
So you see? This This is This is why we could never work out.
Oh, pal.
All right, if we're not gonna sleep, would you like some midnight bacon? I'm sorry.
Hey, I was thinking we should celebrate.
Let's go out tonight.
I mean, candied plums are great and all, but they can't beat the view at Top of the Hub.
Are you okay, babe? No, no, Gina.
I'm just I just What is it? I don't know.
I'm psyched.
I'm psyched.
I'm just I think I'm I think I'm hungover from last night's champagne.
Well, take some ibuprofen and put your best business casual on.
Because I am taking you out for a night to a remember.
Love you.
I love you, too.
Well, there he is.
He's big, but he's a softie.
What? It's true.
I'm sorry.
You are a softie.
All right.
We're all good to go.
Don't you want to know his name? Nah.
It It's It's cool.
Y-You see, the new owners, they They usually want to rename them anyway.
- Oh, sure.
- Yeah.
Come on, buddy.
Come on.
Uh, what happens now? Well, we'll take him down to the shelter and try to find him a new home.
Well, what do you mean "try"? Well, typically older, bigger dogs, they're a little bit more challenging to place.
You see, parents, they normally want to get their kids puppies.
You know, ones with more good years left.
- Got to love that new dog smell.
- Yeah.
Hey, look, we'll give him the two weeks, and hopefully someone will want him.
Two weeks? Come on, dude.
That's nothing.
Two weeks? What happens after two weeks? Uh, w well, look, I I don't really want to say it in front of the Got it.
- Well, thank you, man.
- Yeah.
Hey.
Come on.
Come on.
Yeah.
Yeah, yeah.
Colin.
That's his name.
It's Colin.
Look.
I know you're a very independent woman.
It's one of the things I love the most about you.
But just know you don't have to go through your life alone.
- Dad, you don't have to worry about me.
- Get out there.
Make some friends.
Join a support group.
Dr.
Harrison says that building a community is key to your ongoing wellness, even in remission.
Yeah.
You memorize that from a pamphlet? I'll never tell.
I love you, kiddo.
I love you, too, Dad.
Send Mom my love.
I was going to whether you said to or not, but it's good to hear you say it.
I can't do this anymore.
He left this morning before I could even yell at him.
It's been two years, Eddie.
- I've tried everything.
- I feel the same way.
I can't be in this marriage anymore, and I want to be with you.
Now, in exactly 5 hours, 12 minutes, Katherine's gonna come home, and she's gonna want to get take-out Indian food.
Again.
My people are from Milwaukee.
We weren't bred to eat that much vindaloo.
What about Theo? What are you gonna tell Theo? I don't know what I'm gonna tell Theo.
Maybe that Daddy needs to be happy.
Damn it.
See you soon.
- I love you.
- Love you, too.
Jon.
Sweetie, you can't keep running away.
What's going on? I-I needed a clean break, no drawn-out goodbyes no second-guessing.
Well no matter where you are, just know that we're both so proud of you.
Dad I'm just so happy you're better.
Ah.
Shiny happy people laughing Meet me in the crowd People, people Throw your love around Love me, love me Take it into town Happy, happy Put it in the ground Where the flowers grow Gold and silver shine Hey, listen.
Uh, a guy just picked up a stray dog from my house, named Colin.
He's uh uh, black, uh, older, deep, bellowing bark that Yes, yes.
Please.
Please tell me that you still have him.
Oh, you can't, or you won't? Ashley, I got this.
Why don't you take a long lunch? - Okay.
- Because if you can't, Allan, I got to talk to the person who can.
And if you won't, well, let's talk about why you won't.
Thanks, Allan.
You should answer it.
Just Just so that, um No, I'll call him in 10 minutes from the car.
Hey, you've reached Eddie.
Leave me a message.
Thanks.
Hey, it's Jon.
Uh I was hoping to speak to you, not just leave a message, but I just need you to do me a favor.
Love each other.
Hey, Peggy.
Are you ready to go to lunch? Yeah.
Let me go grab my coat.
Ashley Morales? Yeah.
- Thanks.
Have a good one.
- Thank you.
If you could do anything with your life, what would you do? I'm not the man everyone thinks I am.
'Cause I trust you with my life.
Ashley, I got this.
Why don't you take a long lunch? That brownish liquid next to the edamame - is called - Sorry.
I don't mean to interrupt what sounds like a super important salad conversation.
I just have one quick question.
Is my cancer back? No, Gary.
You're fine.
Uh, one second while I handle this.
How hard is it to find balsamic vinaigrette? Okay, Jon, listen.
Just listen.
I'm sorry about the way we left things, but I got a surprise for you.
I got a dog! How's that for commitment Ashley.
What's wrong?