Alexa & Katie (2018) s01e02 Episode Script


1 [ALEXA] I knew my hair was going to come out with chemo, but I just didn't know when.
It's kind of like a surprise party, only with less gifts and more bald.
OK, what now? You're asking me? Five minutes ago, I had hair.
[CHUCKLES] It was falling out in chunks, but I hadn't planned on going Vin Diesel tonight.
Whoa! Does your head feel weird? [MUTTERS] So weird! We start school on Thursday, which would be fine if we were on Mars.
Is everything all [GASPS] Holy mother of dragons! Wow.
Honey, I didn't know your hair started coming out.
[BREATHLESS] Mom I might need to breathe.
[LORI SIGHS] My beautiful girl.
Thank God you didn't get your father's head.
I would have helped you.
I didn't know that I was doing it until I was doing it.
Katie kind of got things started.
Katie! [LORI GASPS] Dave, can you believe Katie did this for Alexa? Yeah, I-I like how it, uh Wow.
[LORI SIGHS] This is about the sweetest thing I have ever seen.
Katie? Yeah, I'm gonna go home.
And I guess my hair's gonna stay here.
Honey, don't let your head get cold, OK? Or your neck, or your cute little ears.
- I'm not cold.
- You may not be cold now Mom, I'm good.
Dad, are you OK? Wow.
I think I broke Dad.
No, he came that way.
I still cannot believe Katie did this with you.
It's amazing.
Does Jennifer know? [JENNIFER SCREAMS] I think so.
I've got you When I can't take it any longer You make me feel stronger I've got you When I can't take it You make it so much better We'll do this together Oh-oh-oh-oh, we'll do this together I've got you Oh-oh-oh We'll do this together Hey, I thought the rule was no phones at the table? Oh, sorry.
The training for the 10k Mom and I are doing starts today.
You know, we signed up to run to raise money for you know - Leukemia? - Yeah, already said you knew.
- Hey! - Mom, stop babying me.
Except for looking like Mr.
Clean, I'm the exact person I was yesterday.
Well, so am I.
Drink your milk.
Dad, can you fix our shower drain? I stood in four inches of water this morning.
I had to do a rush job on my hair.
Can you tell I didn't use conditioner? [CHUCKLES] Yeah, I didn't either.
Can you tell? I'm sorry.
You know I think you're awesome, Lex.
Oh, wow! Lex Luthor! I'm totally calling you that! No, you're really not! - Classic Lex Luthor! Right, Dad? - Hm? [LAUGHS] Whoo! Yeah! Well, got to start my run.
- Uh Dave? - Hm? - Eggs.
- Oh, yeah.
Mm! Yum! I am so proud of you.
You are so brave.
I'll look like a girl again someday, won't I? Oh, honey! You look like a girl now.
A beautiful, thoughtful, amazing, wonderful girl.
Thanks, Mom.
And a little like your Uncle Carl.
[MIMICS SWOOSHING] [SCREAMS] [SIGHS] Jack, you've got to stop doing that.
I can't get used to it.
Well, now you know how I felt when you were born.
I like it better when you have your hood on.
I like it better when you have pants on.
Pants, Jack.
Oh, man! Oh, Katie, I need you to take Jack to the game store later.
That video game Grandpa bought him is in.
[JACK] Zombiegeddon! [HEAVY THUD] I'm OK! Mom, I can't go out like this.
Look, I have to study for my night class, and you still haven't been punished for taking your brother toilet-papering in the night, so it's a win-win.
- For who? - For me.
Wasn't I clear about that? You can't stay inside forever.
The crazy lady across the street does and she seems happy.
She wants me to come over so we can find cute things for you girls to wear on your heads.
She wants to come over because Lori's driving her crazy finding cute things for us to wear on our heads.
Not you.
Not you.
Not anyone.
Well, we have to figure something out.
We have 96 hours until we start school and we don't have a plan.
You know what? Let's make bald cool.
I don't care who sees us like this.
Hannah and Reagan on FaceTime.
- No! We're bald! You want to go to the wig store? So bad.
Is there a wig store on the way to the wig store? Hey, Alexa, did Katie tell you Zombiegeddon was in? [CHUCKLES] Oh, sweetie.
We don't talk about you.
- You're bald because of your cancer? - Jack! No, it's OK.
Not because of the cancer, but because of the medicine that kills the cancer.
It also kills the hair.
And you took that medicine? A lot of it.
I still do.
So being bald means you took your medicine and that means your cancer's getting killed? Pretty much.
That is awesome.
[ALEXA GRUNTS] [ALEXA CHUCKLES] See, that's why we keep him.
[LUCAS] Hey, Jack.
Oh, my God! [KATIE GASPS] Mom was looking for you guys.
- Where's Katie? - In the closet.
[KATIE] Hey, Lucas.
Hey, Katie.
What are you doing in there? Chin-ups.
[GRUNTS] Seven eight Well, I think it's really cool what you did for Alexa.
You know, you could have shaved your head, too.
Yeah, I could totally do that.
- But it's Katie's thing.
- Oh, Katie wouldn't mind.
Cool, cool.
But, I forgot to tell you, I'm signing up for that run thing Mom and Dad are doing, because I care, and running is a beautiful way of showing that you care.
Oh, w-where's Lucas? [CHUCKLES] Did I miss him? And the funny thing is this is the healthiest Alexa's been since she's been diagnosed.
And then her hair comes out and it's just hard to remember she's doing well.
Of course.
That's why you and Dave have been acting so weird.
- You mean Dave? - Right, I mean Dave.
[LORI SIGHS] That wig would look so cute on Katie.
Oh, that hat on Alexa.
- Your daughter is so amazing.
- Your daughter is so brave.
[ALEXA SIGHS] Mom, you have a two-cries-a-week maximum.
Don't blow through them in one day.
How are you feeling? OK? Yeah? Are you hungry? Tired? Cold? Smothered? Mom, I'm gonna be fine.
Can you just drop us off at the mall? And then park and meet you inside? Sure.
Sounds like a plan.
I'll go get my purse.
Oh, Dad, can you drop us off instead? Yeah.
Yeah, that sounds like bald.
Fun! Uh Uh Time for a training run.
Mom, are you sure you have time? You should probably get some training in.
Oh, please! I could do that 10k in my sleep.
I've heard you breathing heavy after vacuuming.
We have thick carpet.
Fine, OK? But if you get tired, just go to the Nordstrom's bathroom.
They have a very nice lounge.
You can lie down.
They don't like it, but they don't stop you.
[LORI CHUCKLES] You can use the credit card to get your wig.
Just don't go over $100.
- No, I-I won't.
Thanks, Mom! - [CHUCKLES] If you go to the Nordstrom's bathroom - Grab some of those fancy paper towels.
- That's my girl! Bring the big purse! OK, let's hurry.
We don't want to run into anyone we know.
I don't think any of our friends are shopping for back-to-school wigs.
[CELL PHONE CHIMES] Hannah and Reagan.
"Are you guys ignoring us?" What do I say? - Make something up.
- I feel bad lying.
You're a good person, Katie.
"Getting on a plane.
Have to turn our phones off.
" Sent.
Oh, great.
More lies! Where am I going? Do I have a window seat? Is there a layover? [ALEXA EXHALES] [BOTH LAUGH] If you girls are here to play, there's a ball pit at the Chuck E.
Sorry, ma'am.
Getting to laugh is a rare treat for me.
- [COUGHS] - Oh.
Oh, by all means, have fun! [CHUCKLES] Enjoy! Laugh! [LAUGHS] Laugh.
[DOOR CLOSES] OK, we should probably look for our real wigs.
I like the one you have on.
It says, "Bonjour, croissant.
" But this one says, "I'm bald, but wearing a wig that looks like my real hair, so no one will ever know.
" Chatty wig.
[MUTTERS] Oh, $300? What? Uh I just think we haven't fully considered all our options.
Oh, no! [KATIE GASPS] No! [MUTTERS] $50.
[GROANS] [SIGHS] [CHUCKLES] Love these! Really? OK.
Let's get both.
No, let's just get the fun ones.
That way we'll have fun all the time.
[CHUCKLES] Fun, fun, fun! Oh, no! Hannah and Reagan.
Hide! Go, go, go.
Hey, let's try on wigs and pretend we're Katy Perry.
- Last time I tried on wigs, I got lice.
- And we're done.
- [SNEEZES] - Bless you.
She's in a hurry.
Oh, look at this bag! - [CELL PHONE CHIMES] - [ALARM WAILS] - She says she's not waiting this time.
- Why did you teach her how to text? This is a misunderstanding, OK? I-I'm sorry, Officer.
It's just sometimes I get tired and just forget to do things.
Oh! Poor thing! My niece has cancer.
But she doesn't steal.
Now, either you pay for these wigs, or you're going to jail.
I love my job.
[LORI SIGHS] I'm dying for them to get home.
I want to see what they got.
I still can't believe what Katie did for Alexa.
That's a friend.
Would you do that for me? I'm dying for them to get home.
I want to see what they got.
Yeah, me neither.
Even the box smells good! - Sorry, declined.
- What? Your card, it was declined.
[BOTH] That's impossible.
I just don't get it.
[BOTH] There's got to be some mistake.
No! I already sniffed it! Yeah? I sniffed a Porsche once.
I didn't get that.
Lori, let me.
It's no big deal.
Here you go.
The five cents is for you.
You can stick that nickel somewhere special.
For the tenth time, I did not make a large purchase.
[SIGHS] What are you, 20? You probably still make an allowance and work on your weekends for "fun money" while getting all judgy on good, hardworking people like me.
Well, good luck making it in the real world, missy, where life gets hard I made the big purchase.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Enjoy your twenties.
I'm sorry, Mom.
OK, the good wigs were so expensive.
I didn't know what to do.
Honey, I really admire what you did for Alexa.
You are an incredible friend.
But we don't buy things we can't afford.
I know.
I'll take it back.
Have them put it on hold.
We'll go back and get it next week when I get paid.
Really? Oh, thanks, Mom! So, I'll hold off on going back to school until then? Nice try.
You're going Thursday.
Ooh! So smooth.
[LUCAS PANTING] Whoa! Dad, you ran through two red lights and jumped a baby stroller.
Really? Attaboy, Dave.
[BREATHLESS PANTING] [PANTING CONTINUES] Do they have 1ks? [LORI GROANS] Oh, Alexa, that looks perfect! That wig looks great! See? Now your neck won't get cold.
[LORI PANTING] [LORI GROANS] What's wrong, Mom? Oh, your father tried to kill me on the training run.
[GROANS] My blisters have blisters.
Well, put your feet up, and lay back and take a nap.
Oh, and don't get cold.
I'm gonna get you a blanket.
Honey, I am not cold.
Uh Have you had anything to eat? How about vitamins? Supplements? Trail mix? PowerBar? Honey, I don't need anything.
You do not have to baby [GASPS] Oh! OK.
I get it.
I'm sorry.
Thank you.
But I'm not gonna change.
I'm your mother.
[SIGHS] [DAVE] Hey! Look at you! [SIGHS] There's my girl.
What is that supposed to mean? What? Alexa Dave.
What did I say? Dad, even I know why that was wrong.
I think.
Do I? Hey.
Just thought I'd, uh hang out with my girl.
In the bathroom.
Surprised you even recognized me.
I deserve that.
I know I've been a little awkward.
And, uh, I just wanted to say, uh Wow, this tub is really backed up.
Glad you got that off your chest.
[WATER SLOSHING] Yeah, my hair was really starting to come out before I shaved it.
Honey I'm sorry.
I am not good at this.
It's hard for me to even say the word - Hairball.
- What? - In the drain.
- Oh! [ALEXA GROANS] [BOTH GROAN] I reacted badly.
You've been doing so well, when I saw you like that, it was impossible to forget you have - Hairball.
- [CHUCKLES] Exactly.
- No, there's another one.
- Oh.
- Wow! - Oh! Some of that is Lucas's.
[BOTH CHUCKLE] I think you look beautiful this way.
Reminds me of the day you were born.
[CHUCKLES] The day I fell in love with you.
Oh, Dad.
I love you, sweetie.
Wow, this one is pulling back.
- Oh! - [GROANS] Did we have a cat? I think your wig is cool.
Thanks, Jack.
I hate your shoes.
[ALEXA] Hey! Hi.
Um Thank you.
I've been texting you.
Wow, you really like that wig.
Yeah, it's fun.
[CHUCKLES] It's pink.
Really, really pink.
So why do you look like you're about to cry? Because it's pink! Really, really pink! So just wear the other wig.
I took it back.
I can't afford a $300 wig.
$300? Katie, you should have said something.
You could buy a car for $300.
I'm sorry.
I didn't even think about the cost.
Hey, it's not just about the money.
I made this big gesture so you wouldn't be the only one without hair.
But all I've been thinking about since the second I did it is: how can I make it look like I'm not bald? I know.
That's who you are.
You like to fit in.
You're a blender.
Yeah, I do like to blend.
Which is exactly why it's so amazing you did what you did.
You could buy a shark for $300.
I'm not brave like you.
I'm not that brave.
I'm the one who said to run when we saw Hannah and Reagan.
Yeah, that was very Katie of you.
Look, when you shaved your head, you said I would never have to go through anything alone.
So you being scared of being bald means I don't have to go through that alone.
But if you don't tell me things, then we're gonna go through it separately.
And you cannot handle that.
So when you're wearing your pink wig to school on Thursday I'll be wearing my blue one.
Really? Yeah.
- Weirdo.
- Freak.
[BOTH LAUGH] Guys! Guys! Guys, the line! OK, I'm going.
[SIGHS] OK, so, I've been reading everyone's Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and blog since the first day of school, so we really haven't missed that much gossip.
What about schoolwork? Oh, we missed a lot of that.
Alexa! Katie! What happened to your hair? Don't bother them, Hannah.
Clearly they don't want to hang out with us anymore.
That's not true.
You're doing your own thing: wigs, teepeeing Trugly.
Flying on planes.
If you don't want to be our friends, you could just say so.
No, it's not that.
I promise.
There's just been a lot going on.
[STAMMERS] Things are complicated.
It's hard to explain.
It's not that dramatic.
I have cancer.
[BOTH] What? I'll explain everything to you later, but for now, all you need to know is that I'm kicking its butt and I'm gonna be fine.
And I don't want anyone to know, so please don't make a big deal out of it.
People get so huggy with cancer.
As long as you're gonna be OK.
We just missed you guys.
[HANNAH] Wait And you caught it from her? No, I shaved my head in solidarity.
[GASPS] That's so beautiful! We don't have to do that, do we? No.
Now, go.
And if anyone asks why you're crying, say it's allergies.
Yeah, allergies are sad.
[ALEXA] So, there we were, three days late, but finally starting high school.
No matter how many times we pictured this day over the years, we never would have pictured it like this.
[SIGHS] Ready? Ready.
[UPBEAT THEME MUSIC PLAYS] Hey! Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I've got you Oh-oh-oh-oh We'll do this together