A Million Little Things (2018) s04e19 Episode Script

Out of Hiding

1 We're here to see one of my students play.
You're still teaching? Peter Benoit.
He's dead.
Previously on "A Million Little Things" I'm ready to tell people who I really am.
I am not a girl.
What happened? I went home.
She just said I could post a picture of us together on Instagram.
We're official now.
Isn't that a little fast? I am going to have your baby.
If she says that she can do the IVF, she can do the IVF.
When Shanice Williamson was in this house, what did you two talk about? Raising kids? Even if the circumstances were different and I had been ready, are you? So, one weekend with Katherine Kim and Shanice Williamson's closet door comes flying off its hinges.
They should give you a GLAAD Award.
I swear to you, I had no idea she was gonna do that.
Wait, what did Greta say? She doesn't know about it yet.
I, uh, haven't had a chance to tell her.
Um, she's been in the garage all morning building a cat condo with Theo for Patti LaFur.
W-Wait, I thought Theo was allergic.
He is.
Greta made him a "haz-cat" suit.
Oh, she's the best, and I'm the worst.
Katherine, where are you? Have you seen this? - Carter, I gotta go.
- Good luck.
Shanice just came out.
I-I can't believe it! I mean, I knew the woman could act, but wow.
It's wild.
You knew.
You knew and you didn't tell me? I-I didn't think it was my secret to share.
I wouldn't have told anyone.
I mean, aside from Meetra.
And Holly.
And Flo.
Oh, it's so good you didn't tell me.
You know uh, there's something else I didn't tell you.
Um, before we We connected, like way before um, Shanice and I We kissed.
You kissed Shanice? I Yeah.
I just kinda thought you were new to all this.
New, yes, yes.
Uh, I never said I was still in the shrink wrap.
You also never said you were spending the weekend away with someone you had a history with.
That is not why I went to New York.
I should get that.
I'm sorry.
I should've told you.
I just hadn't heard from her in almost a year, and I really thought the whole New York invite was just about the kids until Until what? Well, she gave me a bracelet.
And asked us to spend the night.
Um, and then I called you, of course, which is when she found out about us.
- I - Wait.
Hang on.
S-So in the what is it like nine hours you spent with her before that, y-you didn't mention having a girlfriend? It didn't come up.
You are conveniently not bringing up a lot of things to a lot of people.
Said the woman who didn't tell me she was married the first time we hooked up.
Because I wanted to hook up with you.
That That is not what I was trying to do.
Okay, so it felt good to flirt, and you didn't want to shut that down by saying you had a girlfriend.
I guess maybe that was a part of it.
I mean, I had I had decades to explore anything I wanted after coming out.
You just You were single for what Like ten minutes? I I feel like m-maybe you deserve a little more freedom.
It's not just you.
I-I just got divorced.
Maybe we both need some space to figure out what's best for us.
Okay, according to the GPS, if we leave at 9:00, we will be 15 minutes ahead of schedule for the egg retrieval.
I appreciate you handling the logistics, and thank you for taking work off to be there.
Oh, it's the least my under-inflated beach balls and I can do.
How are you feeling about today? You know, I'm not even really sure because my mom keeps reiterating every five minutes that "it's okay to be scared.
" Actually sounds like something you would say.
Yeah, 'cause I did on my show, three days ago.
She keeps quoting me back to me.
You know, a wiser man than me would not point out right now that you've had enough hormones injected in your body to turn you into She-Hulk.
I'm sorry what exactly are you saying? Just that you look very nice in green.
I'm sorry.
I know that I am the one who invited her to be a part of this, but the way that she is doting all over me like a mother hen just shows me that she has been capable of it all along.
Well, don't worry.
I already told your mom that she has to stay here and watch Colin.
And while you're, uh, enjoying the miracle that is general anesthesia, I will be doing my part by reading three People magazines from 2007.
Well, I really hope Jon and Kate are still holding strong.
I'm more worried about the 8.
That's why you're ready to be a dad.
I just can't stop thinking about one of the girls from last week.
I think her name was Kai.
You know, in the The pink jacket.
D-Do you know her? Actually, no, she's the only one I didn't recognize.
But apparently, Peter had been teaching this whole time.
Something he was all too happy to tell me when we ran into him at Le Cozze.
Yeah, I tried to talk to her afterwards, 'cause she just seemed really not okay.
I don't know, maybe I'm just paranoid because of what happened with Layla.
Soph, you did a great thing by giving everyone an opportunity to connect, but if she doesn't want to open up, you can't force it.
Maybe it's better just to let her come to you.
You're right.
Of course you're right.
You two are packing a little light for Cape Cod.
What you're not even bringing swimsuits? It's our first time going away together.
We weren't really planning on going outside.
Guys, I-I really didn't need to know that.
What do you want from us? We're literally getting a room.
I'll eat your crust.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
Would you like some eggs, hun? Oh, no thanks.
I don't eat anything that has a heartbeat.
Hey, Ty, I got you a gift for today's mixer.
Your Yale mixer.
Can't stop saying it.
My kid's going to Yale! Might even put that on a T-shirt.
Oh! Thanks, Gina.
I don't want to seem like I'm trying too hard, though.
But you want to make a good first impression on your fellow "Yaliens.
" - Looked that up.
- She's right.
Some of my best friends are the first people I met at college.
Morning, lovebirds.
But if I'm making friends, I want them the meet the real me.
I like it.
- You do? - Mm-hmm.
Alright, I'll wear it, then.
Oh, I gotta get to school.
I'll walk you out.
Thanks for breakfast, Gina.
Oh, you're welcome.
Take it easy, kids.
Eggs do not have heartbeats! What bugs you more? Her picking out his clothes, or him being her personal escort to school every day? All of it.
I've barely gotten any face-time with him since they officially started dating.
I think I should say something to him about his priorities.
Oh, right, yeah.
Mothers telling teenage boys not to prioritize the girls that they're having sex with has only ever backfired every single time.
I think I will go to the Yale mixer today after all.
He's gonna need my support.
I'm sure Val can cover me.
Do you think Val could cover my parent/teacher conference, too? No because no one can wow those parents like you.
Hm, I'm not so sure about that.
Maddox's parents are coming in today.
And Maddox hasn't been coming to my class.
Madison has.
You think things are still pretty rough at home? Mm-hmm.
And I remember what those Sussex parents are like.
You try talking to them about anything other than martinis and and the yacht club, and it's like For people who are obsessed with boating culture, they sure seem to hate having theirs rocked.
- Bye.
- Bye.
- Still nothing? - No.
Not since last week when she said she thinks it's better if we don't talk.
What number of unanswered texts officially puts me in the desperate category? - Mm, 3.
- 13? Oh.
I don't know what to tell Theo.
I mean, did we break up? Or are we just in the middle of a fight? It's not fair to make him ride another roller coaster.
Is it Greta? No, actually, it's Shanice.
She's in town.
She wants to have lunch.
Oh, my God! It's finally happening! Carter, calm down and tell me what to do.
All I know is you have two gorgeous women in your life, but only one of them is texting you back.
Can I be honest? I think Greta is right.
You owe it to yourself to see if the grass is greener.
If you don't, you'll always wonder what might've been.
Okay, so I squeeze four times? No, because, see, I was being you.
So you squeeze three times Why are you two touching? Um.
I was just telling him how to calm you down when you feel scared.
You remember when you were little and and I used to squeeze your hand three times for "I love you," and then you would squeeze back four times for "I love you, too.
" Ummm, no, I don't remember that.
But you know what, Mom? Gary knows exactly how to calm me down, not that he will even need to because I'm not gonna be scared.
Well, great.
What's that? Oh! That is a little gift for the big day.
Aww, thanks.
Lucky socks! Yeah! Because my acupuncturist says cold feet - give you a cold uterus.
- Hmm.
And they're also supposed to be great for anxiety.
Oh, my God, Mom, uh Please stop! I am not anxious, I'm not scared, and it's a routine procedure I do not want to stress you out, that is the last thing that you need I am not stressed! Clearly.
Yep, okay.
I know what you're gonna say.
It's total She-Hulk.
Am I turning green? Are you t Are you turning green? Are you okay? Gary? Oh, God, I'm gonna puke.
Maybe I should get somebody else to take me What? No.
That was the f-fried chicken we had for lunch yesterday.
Which means you should chew your food better? No, that means it's over.
So I'm coming with you.
I don't know.
I mean, are you a thousand percent sure? I mean, maybe we should just postpone until the next cycle No! No.
No, y-you took all the shots, everything is ready.
I'm good, so let's do this.
See? Okay.
Thank you for rallying.
I didn't want to say this when you were facedown in the bowl, but I really can't fathom doing this without you.
Colin! Grammy's back from the store, and she bought you Milk-Bones, cheezy chicken bites, and hot dogs! She say hot dogs? Why did she have to say hot Oh, don't do it again.
Gary, you can't take me.
I can't take you.
You wanna know what I brought for when we're checked in and we want a little nosh but not a big meal? Granola bars.
Oh, what Are we doing homework? Now, the correct answer is tortilla chips and salsa.
That is actually perfect.
Right? You know, a wise man once said that, "If you think you found" the person you want to spend the rest of you life with, get an airplane ticket, travel all over the world together, and when you land at JFK, if you're still in love with that person, "then they are the one.
" Oh.
Who said that? Bill Murray.
Oh, wow! It's a Laurel Valley Inn.
You know, back in high school, I actually stole my dad's credit card to try to take a date to one of those things post prom.
Yeah, had the whole night planned out.
Was gonna order room service angel-hair pasta.
- Mm-hmm? - And listen to Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" on repeat.
Oh, the height of seduction.
- Mmm.
- How'd that go for you? Didn't get past reception.
They weren't buying this baby face for a second.
Now, Shelby Krawll and I were both back in our very separate beds by 10:30 p.
Felt like I was the only kid ever who didn't get lucky after prom.
You know, we could keep guzzling gas all the way down Cape, or we could be making your dreams come true within the hour.
- Oh.
- Mm-hmm.
It was Kai, wasn't it? Is there anything you want to share? If it's okay, I'd just like to listen.
It's been crazy.
I thought the paparazzi were bad before.
I had to send Kiana to her dad's for a while just to kind of give her a breather.
You have any regrets about making it public? Are you kidding? I'm finally free.
Which is why I wanted to thank you in person.
And to, um, apologize.
I was a little upset with you in New York after you made the implication that I wasn't living authentically.
Oh, was that implied or was it just rudely said outright? Thank you for pushing me when I needed it.
You're a very good friend.
Who is in a happy relationship, as you should be.
Well, not really anymore.
Oh, I'm sorry.
What happened? New York happened.
Um, things got complicated, and, uh, she wants me to have more freedom to explore.
- Explore? - Mm.
You want to know my favorite place to explore? Miami.
And I happen to be going there today.
I'd love some company.
Oh, wow.
Uh, I don't know.
Katherine, I left you once for Miami, and I don't want to make that same mistake again.
Don't forget to find a docuseries for your next assignment.
And, Brianna, "Real Housewives" doesn't count.
Do you have a sec, Mr.
Howard? Oh, for you? Of course.
And I really enjoyed the interview with your grandmother, although I think I'm a little scared of her now.
Yeah, you definitely don't want to go head to head with her in Mahjong.
And, yeah, I-I wanted to ask you I noticed you shifted the lens from yourself to her.
Are you not excited about that project anymore? No.
That's not it.
Um, it's my parents.
They're not like you about it.
You know, I chose Maddox because it feels right, but it's also at least similar to the name that they gave me.
I thought it would be easier on them, but I was way off.
I'm so sorry.
I It must be really painful.
Um, I've tried to tell them that I've always been like this, but they only see me as their little girl, so Um, so, I was wondering Do you think that you could talk to my parents for me at your conference today? I mean, maybe if Clark and Isabelle hear it from an adult who gets it, they'll start to understand.
Clark? Clark Ainsworth is your dad.
Yeah, do you know him? - - BOY: Hey, Clark.
Here comes Rome.
We We went to school together.
Of course I'll talk to them for you.
I got your back.
Thanks, Mr.
Bonne nuit, Charlie.
Good night.
I love you.
Ah, looks like you're in luck.
We have a standard king facing the gardens.
Oh! That's perfect.
We'll take it.
How many adults? None.
Just a couple of teenagers fresh from the Senior Prom.
Is there a problem? We were kidding about being teenagers.
- I have 11 gray hairs.
- Mm-hmm.
No, um, unfortunately that room must've been double booked.
My system's a little slow.
I'm really sorry about that, but this weekend is incredibly busy.
Unfortunately, it looks like we don't have any openings for tonight.
Thank you for looking.
Oh, well.
We can still be at the other hotel by dark.
I mean, a bed is a bed, amirite? There's barely anyone here.
So? So they're not overbooked.
They just don't have a room for a guy in a wheelchair.
What? Are you serious? They They can't do that.
I shouldn't have said anything.
I don't want to ruin the weekend.
Let's just stick with plan A.
I've got a better idea.
I'm telling you, this guy hasn't aged at all.
- Guess some people never change.
- Hey, Clark.
How ya doing? This is my wife, Isabelle.
Oh, it's a pleasure.
I've heard so much about you from Madison.
Have a seat.
Listen, you know, before we get started Um, I just wanted to say, me and some of the guys didn't make it so easy on you back in the day, and, uh, it was wrong.
And I want to apologize.
It was a long time ago.
But hopefully it's never too late to say you're sorry.
And I am.
Thank you.
Let me start by saying what a pleasure it's been getting to know your child.
I have never seen her so excited about a class.
Oh, it's mutual.
Maddox is one of my best students.
Oh, um, so she She told you? He told me, yes.
Uh Look, now, we have to admit, this whole Maddox thing has been, uh it's been a lot to process.
Well, she's always had her things.
There was her, uh, yoga obsession.
And, uh, then she was into crystals.
And, uh, then there was her goth phase.
All due respect, I don't I don't think what's going on with Maddox is the same as being way into The Cure.
Uh, b-but we're here to talk about your child's academic performance.
Now the whole point of documentary filmmaking is to capture the truth on film.
In fact, that's how I first learned of Maddox.
And he is exceeding all of my expectations.
Now, I know it must be really difficult letting go of yours but while he's in my class, at least he gets to be who he is.
Well, um, when you put it that way, um, it all makes perfect sense.
You okay? Oh, yeah, yeah, of course.
Yeah, no, everything is gonna be fine.
Tell that to your foot.
I guess I'm just projecting.
Hmm, that was very good.
You ever thought about hosting a radio show? Well, I should have known that you weren't gonna be scared.
'Cause you never were.
Did you know that you were born in a storm? - No.
- Yeah, well The streets were all flooding, and we didn't even know if we were gonna make it to the hospital.
Your dad and I were just freaking out.
And then, they're wheeling me to the elevator, you just arrived.
All that chaos and you just looked up at me, calm, confident taking it all in.
You didn't even cry for the first 24 hours of your life.
They assured me that you were perfect.
And you were.
I never knew that.
Yeah, you arrived fully formed.
My strong, confident daughter.
I knew there would come an age when you really wouldn't need me at all.
I've I've never not needed you, Mom.
And I-I really need you now 'cause I-I'm not scared, I'm I'm I'm terrified.
I mean What if something goes wrong? And what if they They can't get any good eggs? Or Or what if they do? I mean, I don't even know if I'm ready to be a mom right now.
And I don't know what I'm doing.
And then, what if Gary can't be there on that day either because he's got food poisoning? Hey.
I am right here, and I'm not gonna let anything happen to you.
And as far as being a mom, I clearly didn't know what the hell I was doing, and you have turned out to be the most amazing woman I know.
I love you, too, Mom.
Maggie, we're ready for you now.
Thank you for calling the Laurel Valley Inn.
How can I help you? Yes, hello.
I'd like to make a reservation for tonight.
Do you have any rooms available? Yes, I believe we do.
You do? Yes.
What is the name on the reservation? The name is Anna Stonewall.
With an S? Yes, yeah.
Just like it sounds.
We'll see you soon.
Great, thank you.
Stonewall? Look at you being all cryptic and cool.
That's actually my prom date's name Eckhart Stonewall.
He also didn't get lucky.
Well, let's go make Shelby and Eckhart extremely jealous.
Can't wait.
Hello there.
I'm so sorry again about that booking snafu.
Do you need another hotel recommendation? Oh, how could we go elsewhere when it's such a jolly good hotel you have here? Jolly good.
I believe we have a room for two under Stonewall? I'm just gonna go get our bags.
See you, dear.
I I am so sorry.
Look, I only have one ADA compliant room and the plumbing's broken.
Well, if you'd just been honest about that, I would have told you that we could have made a normal room work.
I apologize.
We'll get you situated right away.
It won't happen again.
But the thing is I think you can do much better than a garden view, hm? Yeah.
We should have you at the airport in 20 minutes.
I've never flown private before.
You're going to love it.
Especially the, you know, "private" part of it.
Let's take a picture.
Little trick.
Good light and built-in wind machine.
Wow, you are gorgeous.
Uh, we're gorgeous together.
Two babes off to Meeahmee! This is amazing.
Finally I'm the one posting this, and not some paparazzi.
And I don't care if the whole world sees it.
Everything okay? No.
I want you to post it, but it's for all the wrong reasons.
Meaning? I want you to post it so that Greta will see it.
And it'll hurt her the way that she hurt me.
So y-you're not going to Miami for me You're going for her.
I'm I'm sorry.
This wasn't fair to you.
I just hope that if you're walking away from something that could be great, it's for something worth fighting for.
I think it is.
Then go fight.
We'll need to make one more stop.
- Hi there.
- Oh, hi.
- Name? - Oh, I'm Regina Howard.
I didn't register.
I was supposed to be working, but I decided to just not be.
My son, Tyrell Epps, is already inside.
Um Tyrell Epps isn't here.
He must be.
He never checked in.
I'm sorry.
I hope he's okay.
Oh, yeah, I'm sure he is.
Sophie? What are you doing here? I mean, it wasn't all that hard to find you.
And to think I was actually worried about how you were doing, but then I find a comment from you calling me a liar.
How could you have said that? I'm sorry.
I did leave that comment because I didn't want to believe you, but I do now.
This is all so confusing.
Did Peter hurt you, too? I really can't talk about this right now.
I-I-I know what you're going through.
The doubt, the fear, the thinking it's all your fault.
It is not.
You don't understand.
Then talk to me.
I want to.
It wasn't the same for me and Peter.
We were in love.
Hi, Meetra.
Is Is Greta available? No.
If you'd like to book an appointment, we're running three weeks out.
Look I know I'm not your favorite person But I love her and I miss her, and I just want to find her so so I can tell her that.
She's at the Animal Hospital.
Patti LaFur is really sick.
He was doing a guest lecture at my community college.
I played "Rhapsody in Blue" for him.
And he said he wanted me to be his student.
But I didn't have the money for that.
So he said he would give me a scholarship if I moved to Boston.
I didn't know he even did that.
I don't I don't know if he did.
I don't know anything anymore.
But I really felt like he helped me become a better pianist.
And then he He took me to concert halls and symphonies.
And then there were weekends away.
He Did he Did he ever tell you that he loved you? No, he didn't.
When we, um, first got together, he he said he wanted to keep it a secret because he was going through his divorce.
But when it became final, I brought some friends by to meet him, and he just freaked out.
He said that it wasn't appropriate, and that I was his student, and that was all.
Then he died.
I read about it online.
That's how I found out.
That must have been so awful.
You know what the worst part is? It was that all of you came together and you felt better.
But for me, it it meant that I wasn't special to him.
Oh, it looks like our girl is waking up.
Mom? Oh, I'm right here, baby.
Is Gary okay? Oh, he is right here.
Right there.
Hey, Bloom.
How you feeling? Yeah, I've been through worse.
You ladies are filming all of this, right? On Rome's camera? I gave your mom the bag.
Of course we are.
Good news.
We got 11 healthy eggs.
Oh, sweetie! Oh, you couldn't just make an even dozen? That That's lazy.
You know I'm kidding, right? I can't I can't see your faces.
Now we're gonna mix your peanut butter and his chocolate and see how many zygotes we get.
I gotta go.
I love you! Katherine.
I'm so sorry about Patti.
I-I just thought If this had been a week ago, I'd be here with you every step of the way, so I'm here, and I will be if If that's what you want.
Katherine, I don't think this is the best time.
We just had to say goodbye to Patti.
Oh, I'm so so They're gonna let us know when her ashes are ready.
I can't believe that was goodbye.
I know.
I'm sorry.
Somebody narc on me, tell you I had candy in my lunch? Hey, um We need to talk about what happened with the Ainsworths today.
What do you mean? Rome, they're some of our top donors, and today, they somehow got the impression that you're at the root of what they're calling the "Maddox problem.
" What? That's ridiculous.
That That's not even how it works.
They're insisting that I terminate you immediately or they're gonna pull all their funding.
Hey, Gina.
Is it cool if Vali joins us for dinner? Oh, you tell me.
We're having romaine hearts.
Not sure if they beat.
So, how did the Yale mixer go? Great.
Uh, they seem like really cool people.
I mean, they loved the tie.
Well, I know you didn't go, because I went and you weren't there.
Why are you lying to me? I just You know what? You're not gonna understand.
Tyrell I don't think coming after him that way is gonna help.
Excuse me? I'm I'm sorry.
I I know you see yourself as his mom, his foster mom.
Yeah, I do see myself that way, and so does the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
See, that's what I'm talking about.
It's probably why Tyrell doesn't feel like he can talk to you about this.
About what? He's scared to tell you this, but he's not going to Yale.
Maybe I can draw a picture of Patti and put it in a card for Greta when she gets home.
Aww, that's such a nice idea.
I love your kind heart.
When is she coming back from her work trip? Um I don't know, T.
You okay, Mom? Yeah, I'm just sad about Patti.
Yeah, me too.
Played me like the pieces ♪ Running everything ♪ A puppet on a st ♪ Le Cozze? Another coffee milkshake? I can't be walking around looking like a male model and expect people to take me seriously.
Besides, I know you like a little junk in my trunk.
What's that? Uh, something that my mom overnighted that she's very excited about, which means it's probably for you.
"This is what we brought you home in, our baby Margaret in Marguerite daisies.
I wanted you to h-have it.
" Aww.
It's like my mom saved up all of her mothering for this.
- That's amazing.
- Yeah.
No, I mean, that your feet haven't grown at all.
Ha ha.
Hi, Dr.
Yeah, thank you for letting me know.
Okay, bye.
So? Should I, uh, should I call TLC and pitch "Gary & Maggie Plus 8"? Only one embryo made it.
I guess that's just gonna have to be the one.
Sophie, you came.
Yeah, because I needed to ask you something.
Were you playing here the night before Peter died? I knew Le Cozze sounded familiar, and now I remember why.
My friends saw Peter here that night He'd come to hear a student play.
Was it you? Yes.
Were you with him that night? No, it's not what you think.
I didn't want to tell you because Because why? Okay, um Leading up to that night, we had had that huge fight, like I said, and he was distant, and so I guess to prove a point, he He what? He brought a date to watch me play.
I thought we were going to be together forever, and he brought a date.
And I was devastated.
And then I decided that I was gonna go to his house and call him out.
Except when I got there, he wasn't alone.
Oh, no.
What? I was just thinking how fun it would be to take a trip around the world with you.
You mean test Bill Murray's theory? I like our chances when we get back to JFK.

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