All American (2018) s02e13 Episode Script

The Art of Peer Pressure

1 Hey, listen.
For all you carnivores, we got beef and we got swine, but for the rest of us who actually care about our cholesterol and want something rich in nutrients, we got those plant-based burgers, huh? Yeah.
Ha ha ha! What about fish? What it do, Flip? Heard you was looking for me.
Boy, on God, you gonna get dealt with for the last time, but now ain't that time, not here.
Can see you got your family with you.
I brought some family, too.
I didn't see any at all I had my back all up against the wall And my dawg took a few to the chest I cried seein' his mama lay him to rest All right, all right.
Two-minute offense.
Let's get it, y'all.
Let's get it.
Watch! Wide 39! All right.
Whoo! Again, again! Let's go! Come on, come on! Caruso! Go! Go! Go! Wide 21! Whoo! 99 shift.
Whoo! Yeah, baby! Whoo hoo hoo! Good job, baby! Wow.
That's amazing.
I think all that's missing is a hook.
"I'm still here.
" I know, that's why I'm telling you.
No, that's your hook.
Whether it's Shawn being killed or Spencer being shot, your breakup with Patience, you're still here, still walking tall in your truth.
Play it back? Yeah.
- Way to go, Ash.
- Uh! Uh! Oh, it's stuck! Somebody help him.
Get it, get it.
Uh! Get up.
It was a very impressive celebration, Ash.
It was cute Really, really, really cute But I would've done this.
Oh, uh uh And a little bit of that.
OK, Coach.
I see you.
Come on.
Ha ha! Real quick, real quick, this past month, y'all have been firing on all cylinders, and I'm feeling that, for real, offense and defense.
Jordan, Ash, J.
, y'all have done an amazing job at being leaders.
Ash, especially you; The strides that you have made during the off-season, it's on another level.
I appreciate that, Coach.
I'm expecting big things for you this year.
Hell, if we keep this up, we're all gonna be doing big things, ya heard? - Yeah! - All right.
We still got this scrimmage with Chatsworth in a couple of days.
I need you all to be focused, but in an effort to keep you all loose, I have a challenge.
Jordan - Hmm? - If you can throw that football into that trashcan, if you do that, practice is over.
OK, and if I don't? Then all y'all are runnin' till the lights come on.
Oh No pressure.
Send us home, man.
Let's go home.
Shoot, shoot, still make a Lane disappear Still don't know who would direct, direct Still run around with a stack, yeah You can go say what you want Just know all that talk gets you wack, wack, wack Yo, that is fire.
- Right? - Mm-hmm.
It's fun, it's gritty, it's honest.
Reminds me of my dad's music from back in the day.
I want to submit it to 99.
8's "Feelin' it or killin' it," so the station will play an unsigned artist's song, and the listeners vote.
If they like it, 99.
8 plays that song for 24 hours straight.
It's an awesome way to get your name out there.
Hip-hop Iyanla over here is about to fix your life.
Man, shut up.
Spencer: Heh heh! Do your thing, lay lay, but speaking of fixing, how is your shoulder, bro? It's good.
It's the best it's felt in a minute, actually.
Supposed to find out tomorrow if I'm being cleared or not.
Hopefully, I'm good to go 'cause it's time to get back on that field, but until I know for sure I'm still here, still jumpin' in, out of my Lear Still got my best friend, her name is Coop And I'ma play the flute Bro, no.
You're not even close to having the lyrics right.
- Well, I'm just trying to - No, that was just lazy.
I'm just trying to share your dream, man.
Let me get something to eat.
Y'all want something? - No.
I'm good.
- No, thank you.
What? I thought that was dope.
Yo, Coop.
Kwon, what's up, boy? Preach needs to see you in person.
He says it's urgent.
There something I need to know? That's between you and him.
MAN, ON TV: This just in.
We have an update.
We are two days out, and Paul Kendall is still leading Laura Baker in the polls There's something you need to see, courtesy of your opponent.
Classy, even included a screen shot of mine and Billy's separation agreement.
As your campaign manager, it is my job to get ahead of these things, but I can't if I'm not made aware.
Well, I decided to keep my personal life and politics separate.
You lost that luxury the second you announced your run against Paul Kendall.
Now we have to respond before too many narratives fabricate.
Look, I'm the reason for the separation, not Laura, so maybe I can do an interview owning up - to everything and - Actually, yes.
We can spin it that you guys hit a rock, managed to climb it Yeah, I don't think that's a good idea.
It's no one's business.
Paul Kendall is twice-divorced and recently into his third marriage, yet I'm the one with the messy home life? No.
Listen up, everybody.
Ignore any and all hits below the belt from the Kendall campaign.
Stick to talking points on my record, my platform, and being tough on crime, OK? 5 minutes.
Yo, what the hell happened to you? Tyrone.
He's back in town.
His boys tried to pack me out on the yard, but I fought my way up out of it.
Yo, is you serious? Yo, I got this.
Me and Flip been waitin' on Tyrone to sneak his ass back in town.
Man, sit your ass down.
Flip is missin' What? And it ain't lookin' good.
He got at me.
He got at Flip.
You're next.
I need you to lay low, take every precaution, Coop.
You hear me? Yeah.
What are we celebrating? Peace and quiet.
And between your house and mine, we can barely get an hour alone together, and it's safe to say that we were not the best versions of ourselves the first time we slept together, so consider this a proper reset.
Baby, this is so sweet, but I don't need any of this.
I just need you.
To feel this way So early? And in my blood All the sweet nothings Fallin' in love over night Didn't mean to get Um, sorry.
My bad.
Is this Is this too much, or No.
No, this is, uh Seriously, like, the sweetest thing anyone has ever done for me.
We promised to be honest with each other, right? So you'd tell me if there was something going on? Yeah, of course.
What are you What are you asking me, Liv? Are you using steroids? Th-this offseason needed to be my comeback.
I can't be around somebody who uses drugs.
No, it's not It's not the same thing.
I mean, if you don't think that you can perform without it, that's an addiction in my book, so, yeah, it's the same thing.
I'm done.
I promise.
So you're gonna stop, just like that? I can't afford to lose you.
You remind me of a lion, Spencer.
Just so you know, your left arm is about 20% stronger than your right.
That's likely a direct result of muscle tissue still healing.
So he's not ready to return to football.
On the contrary.
Your son's 80% is better than most people's 100%.
The reason lions have such high recovery rates is because they're social creatures who pick up the slack when members of their pack are down.
It's time Spencer returns to his team, recoup his full strength with their support.
So you're gonna tell coach Baker I'm clear to get back? I'll give him a call.
He can ease you back in.
Thank you.
Thank you.
- Thank you.
- Ahem.
Ma! Boy Thank you.
- Thank you.
- OK.
- Hey.
- Well, you talk to Dr.
Fiskell? Didn't you just see her? I mean, yeah, but a phone call is, like, two seconds, right? Yeah, man, she called.
So am I good to go for our game against chatsworth tomorrow? Uh, that would be a no.
The doc and I agreed that you'd be good to go for practice.
But you said my position would be waiting for me once I'm cleared.
- Spencer, baby - All, right, look, I heard a recruiter from coastal California is gonna be at that game.
That was Barry Lemming, all right? His son Bo plays for Chatsworth.
He's there as a dad, not as a recruiter.
They're always recruiting, Coach You know that And with UCLA pulling their offer, I need a chance to get back on college radars.
Come on.
OK, how about this? Why don't we run you through some football tests, Gauge the strength of your shoulder? You can get up to speed with the new playbook, then you can play, but if not, you're on the sidelines with me.
- All right.
- OK? - Yes, sir.
- All right.
Coop, what are you Wait, do we have a session today? No, but Tyrone is back in town and I'm pretty damn sure he's coming for me, and I know your dad has a security detail, right? 'Cause I just need a safe place to hide for a few days until my parents get back in town.
Yeah, of course.
I'll call my dad.
You can stay as long as you want.
What y'all doing here? Canceled practice today.
I guess something was up with the field.
So y'all took 3 buses to Beverly Hills instead of going down to the beach? That's the same thing I said.
Heh! The beach will be there, bro.
You getting a chance to pass your test today, that's a different beast.
I'm fine, man.
My shoulder's A-1.
Lot of people compare me to Simba.
You do know Simba ain't real, right? Did you not see the remake? All right.
All right, all right.
Since your shoulder's healed, then, all we need to focus on is the playbook.
"We"? Yeah.
We got you.
What you know about football? I know I'm almost as good as you, especially with that busted shoulder.
No, you didn't.
Ooh, that hurt.
- Ha ha! - Oh, come here.
Ah! Ha ha ha! I got you.
I got you.
OK! You're You're better! All right, Darnell knows what's up.
He's keeping Spencer and Dillon - In Beverly Hills.
- OK, good.
Oh, Coop, it's the DJ from 99.
He might be calling about the time slot.
Oh, shoot.
OK, I'll be right back.
Hello? Hello? - Mr.
Keating, what's up? - Hey, Coop.
Thank you again for letting me stay.
Oh, no doubt, no doubt, no doubt.
I know firsthand how things can get, so don't you worry, OK? We got you.
- I appreciate it.
- Hey, listen, um, I've been hearing some really good things about this song you and Layla are cookin' up.
Yeah, I think it's missin' a little somethin', but it definitely has potential.
Yeah? You got it on you? - Yeah.
- Let me take a listen.
You took a shot at my man Now wait, you know, your gun in my hand I won't testify, ain't takin' no stand All I see is me, me, me, me killin' a man - And you can't run from it - Ha ha ha ha! OK, OK, I'm diggin' this.
The beat is catchy.
The flow is crazy.
I wouldn't change a damn thing.
Really? Pshh.
No doubt, especially those bars about almost losing Spencer? - Mm-hmm.
- Ooh! You know why you're still here, Coop? God.
Oh, no doubt.
The other reason, though, is your will.
Yeah, see, no matter how scary things get in your life, you never fold.
If there's one thing I learned about you, you're not one to back down from anything or anyone, ever.
I respect that.
- Thank you.
- Hey, I'm really proud of you, all right? - Thank you.
- Keep up the good work.
- Will do.
- Go work on some tracks now.
Ha ha ha! Yo, I'm dead.
So this chick went to "People's Court" to fight for her marriage, but then admitted to sleeping with her side piece that morning? From this point on, anytime you hear anybody saying something wild, you have to reply with Miss Jackson.
Ha ha ha! Hey, you OK? Yeah.
It's my mom.
She's literally been bugging me about going shopping, and I'm running out of excuses.
It's the spring, Simone.
Balenciagas and track suits are still the wave.
Jordan, I'm serious.
OK, well, why not just come clean? Because my parents are the type of people that made me do a research report on Frank Ocean to prove why it'd be safe to go to his concert.
So just imagine how, "oh, hey, I'm preggo" is gonna go.
What if I was there whenever you tell them? Strictly as a friend.
- Absolutely not.
- Why not? Maybe they'll take it easier on you with somebody else there.
Honestly, I don't know if that would be better or worse.
At least it'll be over with and you can move on.
Guess what.
The station wants to run your track early, like tomorrow.
Coop? Coop? Coop? Hey.
Did anybody stop by? OK.
Hi to you, too.
Yes or no? You're the one who said you didn't want to be friends yet.
So you want to tell me what's going on? Tyrone is back in town, and he's either coming for me or somebody I love.
Just to be safe, I think it's best if we dip up out of here.
You got a uncle in Riverside, right? Yeah.
You think he'd let us stay for a few days? I don't know.
I can see, like All right, call him.
I'm gonna use your bathroom real quick.
Oh, go ahead.
Spencer: Layla called me.
I cannot believe you ain't tell me Tyrone was back.
- No, I was gonna hit you later.
- You out your damn mind? If I can find you this easy, what makes you think Tyrone can't? Look, y'all need to bounce, like right now.
We are, as soon as Patience is done packing her bags.
We're going to her uncle's house in Riverside.
You need to get back to Beverly Hills not just because it's safer, but don't you got a football test with coach Baker? - The test can wait, a'ight? - No, if you don't pass, you don't play tomorrow, and if you don't play, you miss out on recruiters.
We'll be fine, bro.
I will text you the minute we get there.
You better.
All right, you should get going now.
I'll meet you at your uncle's.
What? No.
You just told Spencer we're going together.
I'll be right behind you, I promise.
- My God.
- Look, don't.
Come on.
I'll be there.
All right.
OK, Coop is probably already halfway to Riverside by now.
Yeah, but it's just the timing of it all.
Like, she has a song about to drop on the radio.
She should be here to enjoy it.
I mean, that song is amazing, but it's gonna be around for a while, OK, same as Coop.
You're right.
Everything OK? Would you keep a secret for someone you cared about if you knew it wasn't for the best? You've got good instincts.
You should trust your gut.
- Should I be worried? - Nope.
Nope, all good.
PAUL, ON TV: As a litigator, Laura Baker is decent at her job, but come on.
That cold, inaccessible persona? It's no surprise that her marriage is on the rocks.
She's about to be a single mother for two teenagers who really need her help, so you Mom, I'm happy to go on my podcast and wage war with this douche.
I appreciate that, sweetie, but the last thing you need to worry about is me.
PAUL, ON TV: I've always wanted someone in office Oh, my God.
Wow, and that sexist B.
Right there is precisely the reason why I could never go into politics.
Well, it's good to see Simone dating someone without tattoos.
- Mom.
- It's an honest observation.
Isn't that why you invited us to this sports bar? Um Simone, you want to So, I'm Actually here because Well, I'm pregnant.
Can you say something? You're practically a shoo-in at Stanford, and you're gonna throw your whole future Let's not jump to conclusions.
I'm sure this was meant to be a discussion.
Basically, - Simone has just really been str - Did you not care enough to use protection? - Beg your pardon? - Isn't there enough drama - in your family already? - Tina, let's not bring his parents' marriage troubles into all of this.
Oh, Robert, it's all over the news, and I'm sure the last thing they want is some new child coming into their broken family.
Jordan is here as my friend.
He's not the baby's father.
Well, if this young man isn't the father, then who You know what? It doesn't matter.
Hmm! Doesn't matter, sweetheart, 'cause you're not keeping it.
Well, that's not your decision.
You want to live in our house, you're getting rid of that baby.
What's up, bro? What's up, man? Hey, don't you have your shoulder test right now? Why you think I'm rushing it? Ah, chill, man.
You're all good.
Hey, you got this, Spence.
Even if you got to sit out one more game, it's no big deal, man.
The hell it ain't.
Barry Lemming from Coastal California is gonna be at that game, bro.
- Wait.
For real? - Yup.
Coastal's been one of my top picks since I was a kid.
Then you better ball out tomorrow.
Hey, I'm loving these new plays, Coach.
Line up for the jugs machine.
- Come on.
Let's go! - All right.
A little faster, tilt it up to the left.
You all right, Spence? Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
Never better, Coach.
I'm good.
I'm good.
You did it.
You passed.
- Told you.
- The only thing is, only you can know how good your shoulder truly feels, so I need you to be honest with me, Spence.
Is your shoulder 100%? - 100% - Spencer 100%.
All right.
Good to go.
Darnell Hayes? - Yeah.
- Barry Lemming, Lead Recruiter, Coastal California.
Been following you since your sophomore season at Fort Nevada.
Looking forward to what you do at South Crenshaw.
- Thank you, Sir.
- So you here for my brother? Actually, I'm here to see my son, but I'm always taking notes.
All right, y'all.
Bring it in.
Bring it in.
Come on.
Get the lead out, J.
All right, y'all.
We're gonna put in some work, so let's get it done.
Let's have some fun.
Bring it in.
Hey! "Beverly" on me.
"Beverly" on 3.
1, 2, 3! - Beverly! - Let's eat, boys! Offense, you are up.
Offense, you Where you goin', homie? I told you, we got to ease you into this.
But I'm playing at some point, right? Yeah, when I say.
Take it easy.
All right, watch this.
MAN, ON RADIO: Welcome back, y'all.
Thanks for tuning in.
You in the spot with me, yours truly, and you're listening to 99.
8, where it's time for "Feelin' it or killin' it," where we play an unsigned artist's song with the hope of showing them some love.
This next one is fire! Yo, yo, some dudes talk tough Other, real dudes pull up, I done seen it all I had my back all up against the wall And my dawg took a few to the chest I cried seeing his mama lay him to rest All he wanted was to make it out of here And give his daughter the best, my hood need love There's a lot of broke hearts round here Yeah, ain't nobody savin' no souls And ain't nobody showin' up, so you disappear You get it how you live it, I'ma aimin' at the target And I'ma hit it, start comin' out your wig You know I'ma split it and this how they made me That's how I live it, but sometimes I think to myself, I thank God for saving myself I could be the one in the casket, that's why I look back I'm like, "what if it happened?" I'm still here Looks like y'all don't need me.
Man, don't say that.
You are a vital part of this team.
Don't be saying that.
Then how come I ain't in yet? Go on, then.
For real? - Go on, then.
- Yes, sir.
Hey, hey.
Heh heh! About time you got out here, boy.
For a minute there, I thought Asher was the only receiver y'all had.
550, ready.
Know you heard that, Spencer.
Whoo! That's light work, homie.
You better stop embarrassing your pops and actually make me work for these catches.
Man only threw you the ball 'cause Ash was on the sideline.
Come on.
All right.
Now that you got the drop on him, you know what you need to do, no margin for error.
Get in.
Get out.
Stack! Damn! All right.
Huddle up.
Huddle up.
Huddle up.
All right.
Tie ball game, boys.
Nothing we haven't seen before, right? We got 4 plays to get this win.
If you get it to me, I can end this with one play.
I've been open all day, man.
You sure you're ready? Look, I'm here, ain't I? All right.
Scat dig curly, kick and roll 372 chair.
On one, on one.
Ready? - Get open.
- Watch me.
Down, set.
Krispy kreme.
Red light.
Green, green, green.
Red light.
Set! Uhh! - Trainer! Trainer! - All right.
Don't move.
Don't move.
Don't move.
Don't move.
All right, what happened? It's my arm.
It won't move.
Is that the first time it's happened in the past 48 hours? No.
- Can you feel that? - Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, yeah.
It's coming back.
Thank God.
All right.
Wait, wait, wait, Coach.
What happened to not responding? Call it a change of heart.
Voting is already underway.
Staging a big press interview while people are already heading to the polls could open a whole can of worms that we won't have time to address before the polls close.
I understand, but I need to show my constituents and my daughter that this sort of female bullying is not OK.
But what if voters don't like what you have to say, and it costs you the election? Well, then at least I can bow out with dignity.
And 3, 2, 1.
I'd like to take this time to address my silence.
Often, as women, our silence is misconstrued as weakness.
The truth is, is we were often making the stronger choice to just not engage.
I was reminded that, as a public figure, that this isn't just about me.
This is about the legacy of women in this country.
This is about little girls who dreamed of going into politics one day who are now rethinking it because of bullies like Paul Kendall, so I am breaking my silence.
While it's true that my husband and I have filed for separation, it is also true that it is none of anyone's business.
It has nothing to do with my ability to run as district attorney, and if I were a man, that is what you would be voting on.
I refuse to be held to a double standard because I'm a woman, so, elect me or don't, but make your decision based on my platform and track record, not my opponent throwing my life into the media as a way to undercut me.
So let's talk about that track record.
- Coach, listen.
- Uh-uh.
Whatever you want to say to me, you can say to the rest of your teammates.
- Coach, come on.
- Go on.
Today was on me.
Not only did I almost cost us the game, but I should have never been on that field.
Hey, it was a freak accident, bro.
Don't beat yourself up.
We still won.
It wasn't a freak accident, man.
The truth is, my shoulder ain't 100%, and there's a good chance it never will be.
And I'm scared, man.
Spence, we all understand that feeling, all right? You should've just trusted us enough to tell us before the game.
Yeah, 'cause we're family, but we can't protect you on the field when you're vulnerable if we don't know.
But now we do, and, look, we got you.
Yeah, on and off the field Rehab, workouts, film study.
Look, man, we're gonna help you get back on that field again and dominate, all right, just like old times, right, fellas? - Yeah.
- Yeah, fellas.
I guess a lion is only as good as his pack.
- Yeah.
- Whoo! Got you, brother.
I appreciate you coming out.
I admit, I only came to see my son play and maybe Spencer James, but you Absolute beast.
Thank you, sir.
That means a lot.
Hey, we'd love to have you come in for a visit.
Yes, Sir.
Thank you.
Hey! - Sorry I missed the game.
- Hey.
Um, I heard you crushed it, though.
Hey, it's all good.
I know it's your mom's big day.
Speaking of that, I got you something.
Contain your excitement.
Ash, you OK? Ash, you OK? Yeah.
Yeah, I just, uh I just got something in my eye.
That guy that just left, he's the lead recruiter for Coastal California.
He invited me out for a visit.
How awesome is that? That's, um, really, uh, really great, babe.
Do you want to go get something to eat? Actually, I should probably get home.
Those polls are closing soon, so I'll talk to you later, OK? Yeah.
Have you given your, um, your parents' offer any more thought? Call me crazy, but My decision stands.
You're not crazy.
I mean, kind of.
The only other option I have to live is with a second cousin in Kentucky.
- Miss Jackson.
- Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! You know, I was recently reminded that being there for someone means standing by their side every step of the way.
What are you trying to say? I'm saying you don't have to move to Kentucky.
I should've listened to my gut and not let you play today.
My bad, Coach.
The last thing I wanted to do was watch you make the same mistake I made when I tried to come back too early after my knee injury.
Yo, my rehab's gonna be different.
- Oh, you don't know that.
- Yeah, I do.
I have my moms, I have my family, I have my teammates And, most importantly, I have you.
Look, I want to fix my shoulder the right way, so whatever you need me to do, I'm down to doing.
You sure about that? 'Cause if you want to play in this jamboree next month, I'm gonna need your total commitment.
- Not a problem.
- Ain't gonna be easy.
You're gonna have to make some sacrifices All right.
Like possibly switching positions.
Like I said, whatever it takes.
WOMAN, ON TV: And, from what we understand, we have numbers rolling in slowly Laura, you're blowing up on Twitter.
Yeah, the interns mentioned people were talking.
No, as in you're one of the top 10 threads right now.
- Oh, my God.
- Yeah, you even got your own custom hashtag, Mrs.
Baker #Laurabakerdontplay.
Mom, despite whatever happens, I just want you to know that we're all really proud of you.
Oh, guys, it's time.
WOMAN, ON TV: And now we go live to Samantha, who's standing by at polling headquarters.
After much anticipation, I'm here to report the next district attorney of Los Angeles County is Laura Baker.
Nice! - Ohh! - Oh, my God! Yeah! Ha ha! - We did it! - It's incredible! You guys, thank you so much.
- Congratulations.
- Thank you.
Thank you.
I'm proud of you, and you deserve - Every bit of it.
- Thank you.
Very proud of you.
Uh, guys, I'll be back.
Give me one second.
Any more skeletons in the closet? - No, all good here.
- Oh.
- Hey.
- Hey, guys.
What's going on? What'd I miss? I've been calling you all day.
Look, I know how it looks, but it's not what you're thinking, OK? No, you know what I think? That you came to my house for one reason and one reason only.
- What? - To get that gun.
Yeah, you really think I wouldn't check? I'm gonna ask you point-blank, and I'm gonna need you to be real honest with me, Tamia.
Did you kill Tyrone? No.
Stop lying.
I'm not lying.
Whoa, where you been? I had to get my family out of town so I could get Tyrone the war he wanted.
Tamia Cooper? - Yes? - LAPD.
We have some questions about the murder of Tyrone Moore.
We're gonna need you to come with us.
Hey, Liv, what are you doing here? We're We're out here celebrating your mother.
I'll be back in a little bit.
- Dad? - Yeah? What's up? Ash is probably never gonna forgive me for this, but, um I don't know what else to do, and I'm really scared for him.
Liv, what is it? It's OK.
You can trust me.
Um Asher is using steroids.
I tried to get him to stop, and I'm pretty sure that he used again before today's game, and I just I don't know Hey, it's OK.
Come here.
It's OK.
I don't know how to help him.
It's OK.
Thank you for trusting me.
I'll handle this quietly, OK? Uh, I'm gonna get back to Thank you.
Um, when did When did you get back? Today.
Um Oh, sorry.
Come in.
Um Hey, Chris.
Good to see you on your feet, young man.
- Thanks, coach Baker.
- Yeah.
For real, man.
Look, guys, I'm sorry, but I actually came by to see Spence.
I've been calling him, but he ain't been answering, so Spence.
My boy is back.
Spence, hold up.
Hold up.
Hold up.
Hold up.
Hold up, all right? - What? - I'm sorry, man.
I wish I came with some better news, but Coop just got arrested, man.
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