A Million Little Things (2018) s04e20 Episode Script

Just in Case

I need to talk to you about Peter Benoit.
What lies is that guy telling now? None.
He's dead.
Previously on "A Million Little Things" I was just thinking how fun it would be to take a trip around the world with you.
When I got to his house, Peter wasn't alone.
Oh, no.
I am not a girl.
Maddox.
What happened? I went home.
Do you think that you could talk to my parents for me at your conference today? The Ainsworths They're insisting that I terminate you immediately or they're gonna pull all their funding.
- Why are you lying to me? - You're not gonna understand.
He's scared to tell you this, but he's not going to Yale.
Did she make you do that? On your wrist.
Greta didn't make me do anything.
So in the nine hours you spent with Shanice, you didn't mention having a girlfriend? It didn't come up.
Maybe we both need some space to figure out what's best for us.
Yeah.
Well, uh, the truth is We're trying to have a baby.
Hi, Dr.
Anderson.
Only one embryo made it.
I guess that's just gonna have to be the one.
See, I told you that wheel was gonna squeak the whole time.
I dig it.
It's like a horn.
Gets people out of my way.
Beep beep! Gotta get to returns! Move it, Granny! Ha.
Oh.
Sorry.
She came out of nowhere.
I'll grab us a number.
What'd we get? That is a fine number.
702? - Ugh.
- 702? Should we just be 702? No.
Then it's just anarchy.
703? At least it's moving.
Wait! I'm 702! Can she do that? In your world with no rules, she can.
Oh, your back hurting again? Why didn't you let me help you carry the desk? Ah, because you're already carrying our baby.
Possibly.
I said "possibly.
" Not superstitious.
Actually I think I might be pregnant.
What? I had a dream last night that I was.
Stop talking.
Don't talk.
Don't speak.
- What? - I gotta film this.
Aw, don't you want to save some of that battery for the doctor's appointment later? What is that? What is this? Oh, it's an extra battery.
We're good.
Tell me about this dream, but, uh, pretend like you're You know, you're you're remembering for the first time.
Keep it natural.
Action! Oh.
Well, hello.
Wow.
I'm so glad that you're filming me, because I meant to tell you that I had the craziest dream last night.
Okay.
Don't talk to me, though.
Talk to the lens.
The lens is our baby, right? And keep the pace up, but but but natural.
Okay? Hit it, Mama.
Potential Mama.
If you are hearing this, it is because the one embryo we had worked, and you are our kid.
Your dad and I had to go to countless doctor's appointments - At - At $135 a visit.
- True story.
- Yeah.
And I had hormone injections and an egg retrieval, and it was all really uncomfortable and scary and entirely worth it, because last night, I had a dream that I was holding you.
And at the risk of sounding you-know-what-a-stitious, I have a good feeling that we'll be meeting you in nine months.
And cut.
Oh.
That was perfect.
Let's get one more for safety.
No.
And I cannot believe I have to say this, but when we are at Dr.
Anderson's, the camera stays above the waist.
Maybe I can make it up to you and your lady parts by buying you an ice cream cone.
It's a start.
Are you sure we can leave this here? I pray that someone steals that.
Chocolate or vanilla? What are you thinking? I'm thinking both, and don't judge me because I might be pregnant.
Possibly.
I said "possibly.
" Oh, hey, Soph.
I didn't realize, uh I'm sorry.
Were we supposed to get together now? No.
Sorry.
I just thought I'd stop by.
Oh.
Sure.
Come in.
I was just about to start driving for Mov'n.
I'd offer you a bite to eat, but all I have is a peanut butter sandwich and some carrot sticks, and, yes, I realize I've packed the lunch of a fourth grader.
Actually, I just wanted to talk.
Oh, yeah, sure.
What's up? Okay.
Do you remember how you told me not to track down the girl I met at the support group I had for Peter's students? Yeah.
Kai, right? Yes.
Let me guess You tracked her down? I did.
And she told me some pretty upsetting stuff.
Oh, man.
- Did Peter - Yeah.
But it's a little more complicated.
I mean, Kai thought that they were together.
Like in a relationship? Yeah.
Anyway, I-I'm telling you this because Kai also confided something else in me that I think Sophie! Hey! Morning.
Anna, hi.
I didn't realize you were gonna be here.
Don't you need to be at the music store? Oh, I worked late last night doing inventory, so I took the morning off.
One of the perks of being the one who makes the schedule.
So, what's going on? Soph was just telling me about I was just talking about how Peter's death has been hard for some of his former students to process.
Right.
I guess the good news is that he can't hurt anyone else.
No, he can't.
I'm sorry.
Oh, no, it's It's f it's fine.
Um, I just need to get ready for work.
Yeah, I should get going, too.
Yeah.
Okay.
I'll see you later.
Oh, wait, Soph.
You didn't finish telling me what Kai said.
Oh, that's okay.
I'll tell you later.
You sure? Yeah.
Have a good shift.
Okay.
Bye.
Unbelievable! You're literally ironing his high school graduation gown for the ceremony tonight.
And all of a sudden, he doesn't want to go to Yale.
I got a plan.
Tonight, on our way to graduation, we are in the car with him for 20 minutes.
He can't walk out of a moving car.
He could tuck and roll.
He could "Ladybird" it.
I'm not here.
I'm not here.
I just forgot my headphones.
Hey, Tyrell Your headphones.
I know, I know.
By the way, Vali wants to ride with me to graduation tonight, so I will meet you guys there.
Wait, wait, wait.
We just want to ask you about You know what this is, right? This is girlfriend hypnotism.
Vali has him under her spell.
She doesn't want him going away to college.
That's exactly what this is, and there's nothing you can do about it.
He's having sex with her, which means that she wins.
Well, as the person you are having sex with, I think you should take my side.
You do realize what you just said only proves my point, right? - Yes, I do.
- Okay.
You sure you want to do that? I don't know what else I can do.
What's this? It's my resignation.
Look, I know Maddox's parents blame me for him being trans.
I'm sorry, man.
I was only trying to help, and obviously, I just made things worse.
I'm not accepting this.
I thought about it a lot, and all you did was protect a child that couldn't protect themselves.
The fact that you had to defend them to their parents is heartbreaking.
You're doing exactly what I brought you here to do.
I'm just sorry the Ainsworths don't see it that way.
But I thought you said if I wasn't fired, the Ainsworths would stop donating to the school.
I think that's happening either way.
Clark called me this morning.
They're pulling Maddox out of Sussex.
I'm just saying the man blamed the Jewish people for every war ever, and he called a lady cop - "Sugar" - Oh, I remember.
- Yeah, well, Hollywood doesn't.
- Yeah.
So, tell me, why hasn't this man been canceled? Oh, so you're saying you don't want him to play you in the movie version of your life? - No.
- Well, then, who would you want? - Antonio Banderas.
- Wow.
Really asking the Mendez in you to do a lot of heavy lifting.
Oh, look, nobody took the 3,000-pound box we left unattended.
What I'm seeing is that nobody wants the desk you bought even if it's free.
Hold on.
Where's our ticket? Somebody stole our ticket? You don't know that it was stolen.
Maybe it blew away.
Yeah, 'cause there's a lot of cross-wind in the returns department.
I can't believe somebody stole our ticket! Just take another ticket.
Shouldn't have to take another ticket.
I'll get the ticket.
Now serving 715.
What'd you get? - 4.
- 4?! It's gotta come all the way around! Wait a minute.
Wait a minute.
I'm gonna have to wait 5,000 minutes.
They're only on 715.
You know what I just realized? Whoever stole our ticket And it was definitely stolen Is still here, and so are we.
So when they call 851, I'm gonna make that person's life a living hell.
And apparently, everyone else's in the process.
Collateral damage.
Now, get comfy, Bloom.
Because this just became a stake-out.
Oh, there it is.
Where? Made you look.
Mom, can you help me out? I don't know what to make of this book Kiana gave me.
- - Aww, that's sweet.
Sweet? It's called "Friends to the End.
" I don't want to be her friend.
Where's the book where, at the end, we're more than friends? Aww, come on.
It's cute.
Look, these animals are cuddling.
Platonically! Greta's not on a business trip, is she? I screwed up, T.
I didn't let her know how much she meant to me.
Why don't you tell her? I tried.
But I think I think it's too late.
Love is really hard.
It really is.
- Hey, Clark, I - Where is she? What? Who? Madison.
I figured if anyone would know, it'd be you.
Where's my daughter? You have arrived at your destination.
Soph.
I kept canceling rides until I got you.
Some guy named Roger and his Kia Sorento are very confused.
Wait.
I don't understand.
If you needed a ride somewhere, why didn't you just ask me? Because I had to finish telling you the rest of what Kai told me.
Okay? Remember the night you ran into Peter, he was at that restaurant to see one of his students playing piano? Kai was the student.
But Peter was on a date that night, with one of Anna's friends.
And when Kai saw that he was on a date, she got so upset that, when she finished playing, she went over to Peter's house to confront him.
Wait.
Are you saying that Kai was with Peter the night he died? - Do you think she - No, no, no, no.
She pulled up in front of the house across the street, but that's when she saw someone else going in.
Who? She She thinks it was Anna.
What? Kai said she saw Anna pull her keys out of her purse and open the door.
I I think Anna was the last person to see Peter alive.
No.
No.
That's impossible.
After we had dinner, Anna came home with me so we could go to the autograph convention the next day.
Oh.
God.
God, see, I wish I would've talked to you sooner.
Guess my mind just went to a crazy place.
Look, I get it.
You're under a lot of stress, but I bet the woman Kai saw that night was Peter's date.
Yeah.
That must be it.
I'm just glad it's finally over.
Me, too.
Serving 847.
Ugh! Are these potato chips or the stuffing from one of those bean-bag chairs? And yet, you keep eating them.
I can't seem to stop.
Mmm.
Well, don't film me.
Shh! I'm not filming you.
I'm trying to get a closer look at the suspects behind you, so just act like I'm filming you.
Who is it? Was it you? Probably not.
Is that a wedding ring? Pinky ring.
He's guilty of something.
Yeah, guilty of wearing a pinky ring.
Ooh, maybe it's Neck Tattoo.
Who? Oh, God.
I hope it's not Neck Tattoo.
Alright.
Well, if you'll excuse me, uh, we're only three numbers away, which means I have just enough time to return some of this orange drink to the ladies room.
Spoken like a true lady.
Thank you.
Santa.
Mrs.
Claus.
Wait a minute.
That's not Mrs.
Claus.
This morning, Isabelle and I told Madison we were taking her out of Sussex.
She got upset, stormed up to her room, which is where we thought she was.
She must have snuck out.
I thought maybe she was with you.
I mean, you're the one who put all those ideas in her head.
Look, I know you're upset, but I didn't put any ideas in his head.
"His"? See, this is exactly what I'm talking about.
Madison wasn't talking about any of this stuff until you started teaching her.
Listen.
Mad Your child came to me for help, and I was determined to make them feel safe.
That's why I came back to Sussex, to look out for kids in the way that my teachers didn't look out for me when I was there.
Yeah, yeah, I know.
You think that the little stunt you pulled at the water fountain was just an innocent prank.
But what y'all did to me back then has stayed with me to this day.
Is that what this is? You came back to Sussex with a vendetta, and you're taking it out on our kids? No, I came back to Sussex to protect other kids who might be a target like me! Ever since I left that place every restaurant I walk into, every job I apply for, in any situation where I'm the minority, I'm wondering if it will embolden someone enough to disrespect me in the way that you and that institution did.
- I said I was sorry.
- It's not about me! I'm talking about your child! My classroom didn't make Maddox trans.
If anything, it was the first place he felt safe enough to be who he really is, and this morning, you and your wife decided to take that away from him.
I love Madison.
And I'm not trying to keep her from being who she is.
I just feel like I don't know my daughter anymore.
When she was little, and the way she looked at me, just that look in her eye, she could convince me to give her anything.
She was Daddy's little girl.
And now I just feel like I'm losing her.
Clark I know that you love your kid.
But right now, you're the one who's hurting him the most.
Maddox is the same child that you raised.
He is smart.
He's ambitious.
He advocates for himself.
You say with one look, Madison could convince you to give her anything.
In this moment, all your kid wants is for you to show that you will love him for whoever he is.
Oh, my God.
I know where she is.
Come on, dude.
Move that big toe you call a thumb.
Just wiggle it a little.
Hey! Can I help you with something? Me? No.
No, no, no, no.
Definitely not.
I was just, um, admiring your tat.
Because I-I'm thinking about getting one of those suckers, and and I I've narrowed it to, uh, the What's the horse-man one? - Centaur? - Yes! But I want to switch it up and have a horse head on a man body.
Yeah, it could be cool.
You think so? Sold.
- That's me.
- Now serving 8 Go.
Return that tiny stroller.
Oh, my God.
Oh, God.
Oh, I almost died.
You missed it.
I should totally be dead right now.
- Gary - I may have to get a neck tattoo.
Gary.
What's wrong? I just got my period.
Come on.
Let's get out of here.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I thought we weren't coming by until after your doctor's appointment? Yeah, but we were in the neighborhood, so I wanted to drop this off for the big night.
But don't you need it for your Oh.
I'm sorry.
When you're ready, you can try again.
Yeah.
Oh, wait! You'd do that to your own grandson? You told me you didn't know how to play this.
I didn't.
Okay.
I'm headed to the office.
I'll be back in time for dinner.
Oh, I'm not hungry.
Um, I'll just get something at the office.
Okay? Um, love you guys.
Mom, don't you need your briefcase? What? Oh.
Thanks.
She is sad.
She and Greta broke up.
Your mom and Greta are just friends.
No, they're not.
Oh, Vali.
Hi.
Hey.
I had a free period, so I just thought I'd hang out.
Mom just went to the bank to get some cash.
She should be back soon.
Great.
You know, you should really think about getting a compost bin if you're gonna waste that many avocados.
Love your helpful suggestions.
Listen, can I talk to you about something? Yeah, sure.
Tyrell is so funny.
What's up? Look, I-I know how exciting young love can be.
Probably seems like nothing else in the world matters as much as you two being together.
But it's really important that Tyrell make the most out of the opportunity that's in front of him and go to Yale.
I couldn't agree with you more.
My mom compromised her dreams for me.
I would never want to do that to Tyrell.
Then why haven't you told him not to stay here for you? What? He's not staying for me.
He's staying for you.
Sorry I'm late.
Is Paul here yet? We got to put the finishing touches on his Papa Smurf.
I pushed him off till tomorrow.
W-Why? Because you have a walk-in.
T, what are you doing here? I came to get a tattoo.
- Oh.
- Let's make it this arm.
I write with it.
Little bit more action.
And we think your mom would be okay with you getting a tattoo? That's why I want it to say, "I heart Mom.
" I think she'll be torn.
How did you even get here? She wants to talk to you.
Good luck.
I totally jinxed it.
We had one shot at this.
I shouldn't have said it out loud.
You didn't jinx anything.
This is all my fault.
No, it's not.
Maybe we just weren't meant to be parents.
Hey, guys.
Got my period.
I don't understand.
We did everything you told us to do, and it didn't work.
So now what, huh? Now what? Gary, can you take Maggie's hand again? Oh, come on, Doc.
Just tell us what our options are.
Just take her hand.
You know what? No.
Turns out I love her, she loves me.
Whether we're holding hands or not, okay? Can you please just hold her hand so I can tell you you're pregnant? What? You're pregnant.
But she got her period.
No, that was just some light spotting, which is very common.
The blood test came back positive.
Your HCG levels are incredibly high.
You're gonna be a mom.
And you're gonna be a dad.
Isn't it better when you're holding hands? You're gonna be a mom.
You're gonna be a dad.
Oh, my God! Oh, my God.
I can't believe it! I know.
I know.
How could I not have the camera? Don't both of you have cameras on your phones? Yeah, we do.
I need you to say everything you just said but from the beginning and like you've never - said it before, okay? - Yeah.
So sorry I was a hole to you when you walked in.
You can't say that.
Sure I can.
He's a gynecologist.
His whole life is holes, right? When I think back on when I first walked into this room, what helped me the most, what I often say in meetings, is that lies lead to drinking.
And in order to truly succeed in your journey to sobriety, that doesn't just mean being honest with other people.
It means being honest with yourself.
When Madison's little brother was born, just to get some special time, I, uh used to take her here on Sundays.
She loved to climb the fallen trees.
She and I would look up at the clouds and forget about everything.
Come on.
No, no.
I I think you both could use some more of that special time.
I don't know how to talk to him.
Sounds like you do.
Hoo.
Hey-uh! What do you think? You look good.
Right? I'm really feeling this robe.
Might have to go to law school just to become a judge.
Ooh.
Well, can I talk to you for a second, Your Honor? Hey, look, if this is about Yale, I just don't think it's the right fit.
I don't think that's what it is, and Vali doesn't, either.
She told me the reason you don't want to go is because you want to stay here with us.
So you want to tell me what this is really about? Look, you and Rome have been amazing to me.
You took me in, kept me in line.
You guys helped me get into colleges I never thought I'd be able to go to.
You gave me more than you possible know, at a time where I I'd lost everything.
And I can't leave Rome when his depression could be bad at any time.
- Tyrell - And I'm not gonna leave you to deal with that alone.
Uh I love you for saying that.
And you're right.
- His depression can come back.
- Okay.
But I have learned that you can't hold your breath.
You have to keep living.
But Yale is 2 1/2 hours away.
Yeah.
Yale is 2 1/2 hours away.
And the second you need to come home, you come on home.
You can even bring your dirty laundry.
Oh, I'm definitely gonna bring my laundry.
Come here.
Mm.
Hey.
I'm home.
Come on, Theo.
Let's go.
I'm taking Theo out for ice cream.
Ice cream before dinner! I can't believe it! Wait.
What's happening? I don't know exactly what this is, but I know it makes you happy.
See you later, Mom.
Did I accidentally fall into a coma for 10 years? What did I miss? Your mom and Theo came by the tattoo parlor today.
Oh, I'm so sorry.
No, don't be sorry.
It was the sweetest thing I've ever seen.
They both told me how sad you've been.
I've been really sad.
I've been sad, too.
And I-I'm so sorry.
I-I don't think of myself as a jealous person, but maybe that doesn't apply to movie stars.
Nothing happened with me and Shanice.
And I don't want anything to happen with me and anyone else.
I don't need to go figure out who I want to be with.
It's taken me since the 8th grade to realize, but it's you.
Just confirming Um, neither my mom or son got a tattoo from you today, right? Hey.
I tried calling you.
Hey.
Can I talk to you for a minute? Yeah, actually, there's something that I need to talk to you about, too.
I lied to you.
I was at Peter's the night that he died.
Stop.
Don't tell me anything else.
Please, just let me finish.
I was so upset after we saw him on the date, and when he said that he was still teaching, I couldn't stop thinking about it.
He just got to keep living his life with no consequences, and I-I wanted him to know everything that he had taken from me.
So I went over to his house.
Peter didn't hear me come in.
But I saw the light on upstairs, so I went to find him.
Anna? What the hell are you doing here? Where is she? - Who? - Your date Carly.
Or did you bring home another one of my friends? Have you been drinking? I don't think that you are in a position to question my choices right now.
Okay.
How could you? You were the one who filed for divorce.
I am not talking about you going on a date with Carly.
How could you start teaching again after everything you've done? That sweet girl, Layla? She's dead because of you.
I'm so sorry, Anna.
I'm so sorry.
I messed up.
I messed up so badly.
I didn't mean to hurt anyone.
And I'm I'm I'm s I'm so sorry.
I'm so sorry for hurting you.
Y-You ruined everything.
I know.
I loved you.
I can fix this, Anna.
I can fix it.
We We We can start over.
- Anna, please - Don't Don't touch me.
- Don't touch me! - Aah! Peter? Peter! I didn't mean to push him.
I just I didn't want him touching me.
It's gonna be okay.
No, it's not.
When I left Peter was still alive.
Oh, my God.
Oh, my.
Anna I let him die.
Peter hurt so many people.
And he wasn't gonna stop.
So what you did Or you didn't do Put an end to that.
That doesn't make it right.
I need to turn myself in.
Listen to me.
The police have already ruled this an accident.
We can finally put Peter behind us.
We can move on.
I can't live with that lie.
It's like they say in AA.
Lies lead to drinking.
And if I'm ever gonna move forward from this I need to take responsibility for my actions.
Please don't do this.
I already have.
I called the detective on my way home, and I confessed.
He's on his way over.
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
You have the right to an attorney.
If you cannot afford one, one will be provided for you.
501, we're on our way.
Hey.
How ya been, Joanie? Still lovin' Chachi? Never gets old.
Are you sure? One trombone with a new spit valve.
Mm.
I will tell Theo and his drool the good news.
Oh, come on! I'm actually very good with chopsticks.
I'll believe it when I see it.
Greta's back? Yeah, we We worked things out.
I was thinking of actually asking her to move in.
For real this time.
I mean, only if that's okay with you.
I think that's great.
Thanks.
Hey, maybe we could do dinner sometime with Theo and the four of us.
You know, whenever you're ready to introduce him to Anna.
I don't think that's gonna be happening anytime soon.
What do you mean? I'll explain later.
You guys have a great dinner.
Uh, Eddie, wait.
Babe, you almost ready? Yeah, yeah.
I'm just making sure the memory card has enough space.
Greta, you sure you don't need this? Just in case.
Rome, we gotta go.
Graduation starts in less than an hour.
I gotta show you something first.
Hey, pal.
It's me.
Your dad.
I just wanted to tell you how much Mom and I wanted you and how many hoops we had to jump through to bring you into this world.
You fought so hard to get here.
You were the one.
Now, we don't know who you are yet.
We don't know if you'll get Mom's height or Mom's gas.
Or Dad's inappropriate sense of humor.
Or Mom's understanding.
But we already love you more than anything.
And Mom wanted me to make you these videos to remind you how amazing you are just in case I don't get better.
You know the drill.
You'll be here for a couple hours.
What's new, Maggie? Well, not these chairs, Kev.
Wow.
The insults.
Any vomiting last time? Oh, yeah.
But I told, uh I told people it was food poisoning.
He blamed it on my cooking.
When really, it was my cooking.
- Hey, now! - Right? You see what I did there? So, we got the lab results right here.
It turns out the mass Dr.
Jacobs removed wasn't cancerous.
- Thank God.
- Thank God.
You were worried.
By the way, nice shoes.
Gary, I'm afraid I'm not finished.
When we reviewed the CA scan we took after surgery, we found another mass.
In In which breast? Neither.
It's in your lung.
Have you, uh You told anyone yet? We're gonna wait to see how it goes.
Gary, we have to tell everyone.
If it gets bad, I will tell them.
Right now, I don't want people treating me any different.
But they're gonna You saw what happened last night at game night.
And that was just me waiting for results.
Danny is behind that door.
I need you to walk in there and pretend like everything's gonna be okay.
Everything is gonna be okay.
Great.
Just keep doing that.
- Well? - Well, I won't be leaving you that game console any time soon, if that's what you're wondering.
The doc says I'm fine.
Why didn't he tell us? So, this is the first of a bunch of videos with everything you need to know, based on things I wish I'd known.
But I am gonna get better, because I really really wanna meet you.

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