A Teacher (2020) s01e01 Episode Script

Episode 1

1 SINGER: Oh, baby Oh, baby You're having a bad dream Here in my arms Hey, do you happen to know where the faculty meeting is? Yeah, yeah, this way.
Follow me.
- Oh, thanks.
- All right.
I picked up my classroom keys last week, but I still don't know my way around.
Yeah, I remember that feeling.
I'm Kathryn Sanders.
I'm the French teacher.
Claire Wilson.
- Oh, nice to meet you.
- You too.
Where were you teaching before? I was over at Riverton Middle School.
Moving on up.
Well, I'm excited to be here and meet everyone.
Okay, good morning, everyone.
Welcome back.
I'm going to try and keep this as brief as possible.
We have a few new faces with us this year.
Let's all please welcome Ms.
Claire Wilson, our new English teacher.
- Hi, Claire.
- Oh, God.
- Whoo! And Mr.
Charles Hill, in history.
We should get a drink sometime.
I'll give you all the good intel.
I would love nothing more.
I wish you didn't have to go on this trip.
MATT: I know.
I'm sick of traveling.
And you're ovulating.
Yeah, but we could try again next month.
Although according to Instagram, we are the only people in our 30s without children and dogs.
Hey, I thought we were doing a no phones thing in bed.
Tell me something about your day.
Yeah? Uh, something about my day? - Yeah.
- Okay.
I saw some lipstick at the grocery store.
I may have stolen it.
Why? I don't know.
I just, I've spent so much money in that store over the years.
I just, whatever.
One lipstick? It's not a big deal.
Well, Claire, it's a little weird.
Well, I'm not gonna do it again.
It was dumb.
Are you mad at me? I didn't know I was married to a delinquent.
Oh, my God.
I shouldn't have told you.
You never cease to amaze me.
Yeah, goodnight.
Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! - Hey.
- Hey.
Do they always do this? KATHRYN: Yeah, every goddamn year.
- See you at lunch? - Yeah.
Seniors! Seniors! Seniors! [INDISTINCT CHATTER.]
Hi, you guys.
Um, I'm Ms.
I'm your new AP English teacher.
Oh, shit.
Um, so you guys are seniors.
Which is why, uh, before we do anything else, we are reading Dylan Thomas.
He is amazing.
And he gets real about getting older.
His work is about struggle and the value of suffering.
Um, it's about fighting against fate, which might seem irrational Fighting against the inevitable, Which is maybe why I love it so much.
"Do not go gentle into that good night, "old age should burn and rave at close of day.
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Though wise men at their end know dark is right" Go! CLAIRE: "Because their words had forked no lightning.
They do not go gentle into that good night.
" Let's go.
Let's fucking go.
CLAIRE: "Good men, the last wave bye, "crying how bright "their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay.
"Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
"Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, "and learned, too late, they grieved it on its way.
Do not go gentle into that good night" Fuck yeah! CLAIRE: "Grave men, near death, "who see with blinding sight.
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay.
Seniors! - Fuck yeah, boy! "Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- ERIC: Mr.
- Hey, Eric, good to see you.
You mind if I have a seat? - Not at all, come on in.
- Thank you.
- How was your summer? - It was pretty good, you know? I just stayed around here pretty much, played some soccer.
- The usual.
- Not surprised, that's good.
- Getting ready for the year? - Yep, yep.
Hey, I hear you made captain.
- Yeah.
- Hmm? Well, that's not a surprise after last season.
The team's looking good this year.
- Awesome.
So what's up? - Uh Well, um, I had a question about the, uh, Travis County Community Scholarship.
Just give me a sec.
Let me pull that up.
I know it's not due until December.
I was trying to get a head start, you know? - That's a good call.
Okay, and here we go.
All right.
"Applications accepted for students planning to work in a medical environment.
" Blah, blah, blah.
And, oh, you'll also have to get a job while taking on a full load of courses.
- You still working at the diner? - Yes, sir.
- Keep working through the year? - Yup.
It's going to be no problem for you then.
All right, well, let's see here.
It looks like you're a great fit from the pre-med angle, and they love their student athletes.
Oh, but you are going to have to score at least 1250 on your SATs.
You have that yet? Not yet.
Well then, I suggest you get studying, Mr.
Will do.
- Oh, come on.
- Oh, come on, dude.
Put a little more heat on it, will you? Yo, dude, who is that? ERIC: Oh, yeah.
Yeah, that's Ms.
Yeah, she's new.
She teaches AP English.
- LOGAN: She's your teacher? - ERIC: Yeah.
LOGAN: Oh, she is too hot to be a teacher.
ERIC: She's all right.
She assigned us so much fucking homework.
Like, first day.
So I don't know.
Jury's still out.
Man, honestly she could tell me to do whatever she wants.
MARIA: Hey, you all want anything else? We're good, Maria.
Thank you.
- Thank you, Maria.
- You're welcome.
Uh, some soy, please? Soy, yeah.
- Thank you.
Yo, Alison is looking like fire, man.
- Yeah, she looks all right.
- All right? - Yeah, she looks all right.
- Really? She definitely was not that hot when you guys were together.
JOSH: Mm, I heard that Alison and that dude from the other school broke up.
LOGAN: Yeah, of course they did.
She's annoying as hell.
She's always raving about the climate crisis or whatever.
Just fucking go to Canada if you're so worried.
Oh, shit.
What? Okay, I'm sorry, man, but when did your sister get Don't fucking say it, Logan.
- ERIC: Oh, my God, dude.
- LOGAN: Why? Everyone is someone's sister.
Are you f are you serious? - What is this? Are you following her? - Dude.
- Those girls are like 12.
- She's 14, man.
You look like you're 30, so Wow.
Yo, can one of you guys give me a ride to work? When are you going to get your own car? Shut the fuck up and give me a ride.
Can I have my phone back? Jesus, you take everything so seriously.
You better not be serious.
LOGAN: Well, she looks good.
- Oh, my - Shotgun.
TYGA: Rack rack city, bitch Okay, yeah, give me five.
TYGA: Mustard on the beat Rack city, bitch, rack, rack city, bitch 10, 10, 10, 20s on yo titties, bitch 100 deep VIP, no guest list [EXHALES.]
Hey, man, can you hook us up with, like, some milkshakes and shit? - Dude, really? - LOGAN: What? - I just got off work.
Ugh, okay, fine.
A milkshake actually does sound pretty good right about now.
That's what I'm talking about.
See? Let's go, bitches.
You mooches.
Oh, no, I got too high.
Dude, your, uh your eyes are pretty red right now.
Shit, really? Are they that bad? - ERIC: It's really bad.
- It's bad.
Look at me, are they bad? Dude, really? Already with the drops? Really? - All right, just be cool - Oh, shit, dude.
- Dude, it's that new teacher.
- What? LOGAN: The super fucking hot one? She's sitting right there.
- Oh, shit.
- Definitely going to say hi.
- Yo, no, dude, come on.
- What? - Man, I'm so stoned.
Yeah, I got to welcome her to Westerbrook.
- Come on, boy.
- Oh, my God.
Wilson? - Hi.
- Hi.
LOGAN: Um, my name's Logan Davis.
I just I'm a senior at Westerbrook.
- CLAIRE: Oh, that's very nice.
- Yeah.
You know Josh and Eric, right? Yeah, I think you guys are in my third period? - Third period, yeah, yeah.
- Cool.
Can we sit with you? Is that all right? - [LAUGHS.]
- LOGAN: Great.
JOSIE: Oh, all right.
Who had the fries? Here you go.
Anywhere is fine.
Thanks, Josie.
JOSIE: That's yours.
Honestly, I was actually pretty bummed I didn't have a class with you.
- Oh, yeah? - Yeah, yeah.
'Cause these guys are just telling me that you're, like, a really good teacher.
- Dude.
- Wow, thank you, guys.
Uh, I I believe I assigned you guys some reading to do tonight.
- Didn't I? - Oh, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Yeah, I read it, I did it.
I did it on my break earlier.
Yeah, a page turner.
Huh, so you work here? - [PHONE BUZZING.]
- Yeah.
Shit, oh, it's my mom.
Josh, can you give me a ride home, man? I got to go.
Oh, yeah, sure.
Uh, Eric, are you coming? Uh, no.
It was wonderful spending time with you, Ms.
Wilson, really.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
- Thank you.
- Thank yeah.
Thanks for letting us sit with you.
- Sure.
- It was fun.
I'll see you around school or something Okay, I'll see you at school.
- [SIGHS.]
- You okay? Oh, yeah.
Just, um These guys think this food is free because I work here.
But it's whatever.
Hey, excuse me? I'm going to also get the milkshakes and the fries as well, so if you could put that on my check.
- You don't have to do that.
- CLAIRE: It's okay.
I used to work at a restaurant, so I get it.
Hey, you, uh you want the other half of my grilled cheese? I ordered way too much food.
- Are you sure? - Mm-hmm.
- It's good.
- Thank you.
So, um - You just moved here, right? - Mm-mm.
No, I, um I was born here and then I went to UT.
So I've basically been in Austin my entire life.
- You went to UT? - Mm-hmm.
I've wanted to go there since I was, like, five years old.
- Really? - Yeah.
I've taken the SATs twice now, and I still can't quite get, uh I'm just bad at taking tests.
No, no, the SATs are all about figuring out some dumb rules.
It's a skill you can actually learn.
Hey, listen, for what it's worth, I can already tell that you're smarter than um, at least your friend Logan, so [LAUGHS.]
Are you allowed to say that? No, don't tell anyone I did, please.
Maybe you could help me.
What? You mean, like, tutor you? Yeah.
Um Yeah, I'd have to make sure it's okay first, but I don't see why not.
All right.
So were you planning on walking home? Well, I mean, if you're offering a ride [CHUCKLES.]
Sure, okay.
It's so funny you live over here.
My brother lives nearby.
- Oh, really? - Yeah.
He's a cop, so watch out for Officer Wilson.
Is he, like, a dick or something? [LAUGHS.]
He'd like to think so, but he's not.
SINGER: 'Cause I've been thinking about forever What? You listen to this? Yeah.
Why? I don't know.
I guess, um I guess I just didn't think teachers listened to this kind of music.
Oh, my God.
- What? You know how ridiculous you sound? - [LAUGHS.]
- Just because I'm a teacher doesn't mean that I don't have good taste.
- It's a great song.
- It is a great song.
SINGER: Sell you in Idaho Since you think I don't love you I just thought you were cute That's why I kissed you, got a fighter jet - Um, thanks for the ride.
- Yeah, you're welcome.
- See you in class tomorrow? - Yeah.
See you tomorrow.
Good night.
- Hey.
Oh, you shouldn't be here.
It's okay.
I want to make you cum.
Hey, hey.
- Hey.
- MATT: Hi, go back to sleep.
- What's going on? - MATT: I flew in tonight.
I missed my bed.
I missed you.
Go back to sleep.
Go back to sleep.
Come here.
Baby? - Hmm? - I'm so tired.
I'm so tired.
MATT: So we'll do it in the morning.
I'm ovulating.
Let's do it in the morning.
- Oh, come on.
Come here.
Please? Come here.
Come here.
- Hey, get behind me.
Come on.
Come on.
Do it.
Oh, fuck.
- [SIGHS.]
Oh, my God.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Where are you going? I'm going to meet Kathryn for brunch.
- Oh, I am a little sweaty.
- Gross.
Kathryn, the teacher you like? Mm-hmm.
I might even have a mimosa.
- Have two.
- I just might.
Glad you got a pal at the new job.
Me too.
- Oh, hi.
Getting a head start? Uh, yeah, trying.
Um I just opened up to the reading section.
All right.
Let's, uh, let's take a look.

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