All American (2018) s04e02 Episode Script

I Ain't Goin' Out Like That

1 Wait, wait, wait, wait.
Oh, relax.
We're gonna hear your mom pull up.
- She's not gonna see anything.
- Uh, speak for yourself.
- Oh.
- Yeah.
How's that? You're gonna need a bigger pillow.
Wait, wait, wait, wait.
OK, look, she gonna be home any second, and I need to get to work anyway.
Let's just chill.
Listen You know, we wouldn't have to keep worrying about your mom if we just went to my place.
You can't avoid my dad forever.
It's more like we avoiding each other.
OK, I am still not OK with this whole you two not speaking thing.
I mean, especially now that we're dating, I miss watching dumb movies with you on the couch.
Will you please talk to him? I see what you're doing.
You think you're cute, huh? Is it working? I will talk to your pops, I promise.
- Good answer.
- Mm-hmm.
Come on.
I'll give you a ride to work.
I'mma need a second.
Just one second.
Hey, girl, gimme the pillow.
- Ha ha! - Come on.
Oh, man.
I can't believe J.
's a meme.
I don't think it counts if you make it yourself.
- It's already got over 100 comments.
- Yeah, all of 'em by him.
Ah, look, man.
I'm sorry.
We can - We can talk about something else.
- It's fine.
You don't have to stop talking about football because of me.
- Nothing has to change.
- So that's it? - You you're done? - I mean, the decision was basically made for me.
Every doctor I've seen says it's too dangerous to keep playing, so Well, you're taking it really well.
Trust me, I was a mess for a while.
That's why my dad took me away.
But I found out it's genetic and I mean, there's no point in freaking out over something I can't control, you know? Besides, what better way to go out than with two championship rings, right? Don't forget to glue the asterisks to that second ring.
- Oh, my God.
- Later.
Uh, hey, Spence, hold up a second.
Um, I notice you haven't been coming around the house lately.
You sure we're all good with our fight at the championship? - Oh, you mean your sucker punch? - Ah, it was more like Ali's phantom punch.
- You didn't see it coming.
- Sounds like a sucker punch to me.
Nah, man, we good.
I can only fight one Baker man at a time.
- Got it.
- Things cool with you and your pop? Ah A little tense but OK.
I wish I could say the same.
Every time he passes me in the hall, it's like he looks right through me.
This is my fault.
I'm the one who asked you to train me.
I'm sorry that I got you in trouble with my dad, but, I mean, give him some time.
He'll come around.
There's my baby girl.
How was tonight? Good.
I was hanging out with Spencer.
Well, that's awesome.
He says hi.
You gonna say hi back? - Why? Is he here? - No, he's not.
And do you know why? Why don't we talk about this at a later date? Dad, Spencer used to live with us, and now he won't even come here.
He thinks that you don't want him here.
Well, I think he's made it quite clear that he doesn't give a damn what I want.
He's my boyfriend, Dad.
- He's gonna be around for a while.
- Hmm, is he? Look He's signing with Toledo, and Ohio is not close to Beverly Hills.
Then maybe I'll go to college in Ohio, too.
You are not planning your future around some boy.
Look, Spencer is gonna focus on what's best for him, and I suggest that you do the same.
Please forget my birthday, please forget my birthday, please forget my birthday.
- Surprise! - Surprise! Happy birthday! Wow.
You guys remembered.
Do you seriously think we'd forget your 18th birthday? Laura made some Layla cakes.
I did.
They're pancakes shaped like an "L.
" It's basically Jordan cakes, but you just got to flip 'em over.
And Olivia cakes are a giant "O.
" So, well, just like a regular pancake.
Yeah, pretty much.
But, anyway, it's kind of like a family tradition.
Tradition, yeah.
- Well, thank you, Mrs.
- Aw.
You deserve it, sweetie.
It's like they say.
You only turn 18 once.
- Nobody says that.
- I'm pretty sure somebody did.
Well, you only turn 17 once and 19 - and literally any other age.
- Enough, Jordan.
So what do you plan to do today? Uh, nothing, really.
So school and lunch with my dad and a recording session with Coop.
I don't really like to make a big deal out of my birthday.
Since when? Uh, heh, I don't know.
It's just any other day.
Excuse me.
OK, um, I was hoping you would respond to me in person instead of just ignoring me.
I'm not ignoring you.
I'm just busy.
There's a difference.
Yeah, well, there's also a difference of being busy and being rude.
Look, I just got a lot to do before I meet Layla at the studio.
Do you really think it's a good idea to be rushing back? Obviously I do or I wouldn't be going.
Well, what does your doctor have to say about it? She said she want to come to the studio and lay a track with me.
Oh, she said it's all good.
- What's with the third degree? - Oh, no.
I just want I just want you to talk to me.
And I feel like there's a lot that I don't know lately.
Like, I didn't even know you were going back to the studio.
Well, now you know.
I mean, ain't you gonna be late for school or something? Yup.
Yeah, I am.
Well, wish me luck at the studio.
Oh! - Surprise! - Surprise! Hey.
You guys remembered.
Yeah, the J.
in the box was obviously J.
's idea.
And him having clothes was definitely mine.
He's out of town, but he still wanted to feel included.
Wait until you see your desk in homeroom.
It's, uh Also J.
's idea.
I can't wait.
Ha ha.
Uh, so I'm guessing there's gonna be a party tonight.
- No.
- Yeah.
- Nice, Liv.
What? - Well Well, she obviously, figured it out.
She's not you.
Uh, listen, thank you, guys, for this and whatever's waiting for me in homeroom, but, uh, I really don't need a big party.
Can we just do, like, a small dinner or something? Uh, yeah.
I mean, if that's what you want.
A dinner sounds nice.
Yeah, perfect.
- Happy birthday.
- Um Guys, we haven't been planning a party for a week to change it to some boring dinner, OK? I don't know.
She seemed serious.
Maybe we should keep it low-key.
Yeah, I'm actually with Liv on this.
You guys, low-key would be fine if it was Butler's party, right? This is Layla we're talking about.
She's thrown our parties since what, we were in the single digits? And she's had a rough couple weeks.
If anyone deserves a party, it's Layla.
OK, fine.
- OK, but don't go all J.
on it.
OK? - None of this.
- Yeah.
- Small party.
All right.
All I heard was "party.
" - Uh-huh.
- Mm-hmm.
So you're still coming over later? Change of plans.
We got to run to the mall.
I have a feeling we'll need to save Layla from Jordan's party.
I was told to bring a bunch of singles.
Y'all having strippers or something? No.
Are you sure? No.
All right.
I'll meet you at the mall.
You know, sometimes I wish I had a real boyfriend who did real boyfriend things, you know, like actually pick me up at my house, maybe even come inside, talk to my dad.
- Spencer? - Yeah, yeah.
I'm sorry.
You're right.
I'mma swing by after school.
It's time me and Coach Baker deal with this.
You wanted to see me, Coach? Good to see you, Asher.
- How you holding up? - Uh, fine.
OK, not fine, but, uh, you know, it is what it is, right? Not like I can be mad at my parents for giving me crap genes.
We wouldn't have won that championship game without your plays.
You deserve your ring, Asher.
I need you to know that.
Thanks, Coach.
That means a lot.
So I know you've seen a couple of doctors already, but I want you to see one more.
My husband knows a cardiologist who works with the Rams, and he's willing to see you today.
Coach, look, I spent 3 weeks seeing doctors all over the country, and they all said the same thing, OK? Is this guy really gonna tell me anything different? He might.
Rohan is one of the leading heart specialists in the country, and he focuses on athletes.
I don't know, Coach.
I wouldn't have set this up if I didn't think you had a chance.
I never know what to say I fall apart every day I thought we were just having lunch.
Come on.
I wasn't gonna ignore your 18th birthday.
It's a big deal.
You are officially an adult now.
Um, it really isn't that big a deal.
Well, sure it is.
I remember on my 18th birthday, my pops took me to a gun range, the first time he ever treated me like an adult.
It was the best birthday I ever had.
Come on.
Just a few things for my princess on her special day.
A tiara.
I thought it was hair jewelry.
It's definitely a tiara.
I mean, you can still wear it on your birthday, right? Yeah, or when I address my royal subjects from the balcony.
Uh, no.
Thank you, Dad.
It's it's pretty.
You know, you will like the next one even more.
Hey, can the scepter wait? Um, I promise I'll get to the gifts, but can we just forget it's my birthday? I really just want to enjoy lunch with you.
Happy birthday to you Happy birthday to you - Hey.
- Hey.
- You got a minute? - Uh, can it wait? I'm just about to meet Coop at the studio.
No, it can't.
So this is about Coop? Ugh.
Am I about to have a dad talk? - A dad talk? - Yeah, like a Ted talk, only usually I'm in trouble.
You aren't in trouble.
You know your mother and I have always been supportive of your relationship with Coop.
But since you've been dating, she joined a gang, dropped out of school, and got shot.
First of all, she's not in a gang Anymore.
And, like, since when do you and Mom judge people for their mistakes? When those mistakes put our daughter in unnecessary danger.
Well, I'm not in danger, Dad.
Can you deny that trouble seems to follow Coop everywhere? Maybe you could help me understand why I'm taking you to another doctor.
I thought we agreed that you're done with football.
Well, that's when we thought there wasn't a chance.
I mean, Coach Montes thinks this doctor can help.
I didn't realize that the decision was up to your coach.
Well, it's not.
It's my decision.
I don't see what the big deal is anyway.
- She's just looking out for me.
- So am I.
This could mean football again.
All right? I need to see this through.
Be hopeful with me.
Uh, Olivia's upstairs.
I wanted to talk to you first.
Uh, some other time? I'm kind of busy right now.
So this is how it's gonna be now? I said I was busy, Spencer.
What do you want from me? You just gonna freeze me out forever, huh? I'm not freezing you out.
I was your coach, and now the season's over.
You were always more than a coach to me, man.
Everything OK? Yeah.
Let's go.
You sure you want to return all this stuff? Jordan's not gonna like it.
I don't care.
It's Layla's party, not Jordan's.
And I guarantee you, this was all J.
's idea.
- Yeah.
- I mean, the last thing that she wants is people beating up a piñata that looks like her.
Maybe it could be someone else.
What, like who? Her ex-boyfriend? Oh, I would never do that to Asher.
How about one that looks like my dad? Could we not talk about your pops for a while? - Maybe if - Liv He don't want nothing to do with me.
He made that clear.
Let it go.
You had no right interfering in my family's business.
You must be Asher's mom.
Nice to finally meet you.
Asher had finally gotten to a good place.
And now we are right back where we started, waiting for yet another round of tests.
All you've done is given him false hope.
Well, you don't know that.
And shouldn't Asher explore every option before giving up something he loves? I mean, it couldn't hurt to hear what the doctor has to say.
Yes, it could.
No matter what the outcome is, it's bad.
Either Asher has his dreams crushed yet again, or I have to worry about him having a heart attack every time he steps on the field.
I am just trying to give Asher all the information he needs to make the best decision for himself.
For himself or for you? Look, I appreciate how you've been there for my son, but enough is enough.
You don't get to put his life in danger so you can live out your own failed football dreams.
And you don't get to kill your son's dreams just for a second chance to play mom again.
Well, you're not his coach anymore.
So as far as I'm concerned, his days of listening to you are over.
Stay out of his life.
I thought you were out with Spencer.
He just dropped me off, because thanks to Dad, he won't come in.
So what, is he gonna Zoom in for the party? I mean, he's gonna make an exception.
- Oh.
- I just I don't get why Dad is being so mean to him when, honestly, the whole training thing was literally your fault.
Uh, extreme times call for extreme measures, Liv.
And besides, I already apologized to both Dad and Spence.
Dad's probably just more mad because the Chargers lost.
The Eagles lost, Jordan.
Read 'em and weep, Liv, OK? All right.
Yo, seriously? Yes, Jordan, seriously.
Dad is being a complete ass to Spencer.
That doesn't bother you? Dad is being a complete ass to me, too, Olivia.
That doesn't seem to bother you.
Well, at least he hasn't stopped talking to you.
It's like he expects Spencer to be, like, perfect or something.
I don't know.
We're ready again whenever you are.
All right.
Stop rushing me.
All right.
Here we go.
2 measures, and you're in.
Yeah Yeah, uh Yeah Yeah Yeah, I think you're playing the track too fast.
Same track as before, but we can adjust the volume if that'll help.
Yeah Uh, y All right.
Can you cut Can you stop the track? Coop, what's the problem this time? I don't know.
I'm just I'm getting some feedback in here.
There's no problem on our end.
We've already checked the master and swapped out your headphones.
OK, well, I'm hearing something.
Coop, if you're not ready, you can tell me, I will understand.
I know you wanted to get back in the studio, but right now, we're just wasting my time and money.
Well, I'm not trying to, all right? I'm just a little off.
It happens.
You're right.
It happens.
Um I think we're both just having an off-day.
We'll get it right next time.
Why aren't you mad at me for training with Spencer behind your back? I'm plenty mad at you.
So then why are you still talking to me? The whole thing was my idea, Dad, and yet Spencer's the one you won't let off the mat? Spencer's not my son.
Since when, hmm? You've been all in on him since day one, you moved him into our house, you quit your job to coach him at Crenshaw, the way I see it, not only is Spencer your son, but he's your favorite son.
Do you really think I love Spencer more than I love you? I think you respect him more.
That's the real reason you're so upset.
You expect more from him, so you can't stand it whenever he lets you down.
And the only thing that you expect of me is to screw up.
At least be honest enough to admit that.
- Jordan.
- No.
A tray of assorted cream puffins for Patience, please.
Thank you.
What the hell is a cream puffin? Um, the baby of a cream puff and a muffin, I guess? Girl, I don't know.
It was something fancy on the list that they made, so And Layla deserves the best, right? Well, she definitely didn't get that from me today.
Why? You have a bad session? Well, I was gonna try to stop by, - but I got stuck at home.
- That's fine.
- I don't care.
- What, you don't care that I wasn't there? That's not what I meant.
What, you trying to start a fight or something? Nope.
I'm just trying to be a part of your life, Coop.
And it doesn't feel like I am lately.
Do you even care what I think? 'Cause you have been making a lot of decisions without me that affect us both.
Such as? How about lying to the cops about shooting Mo? Or even confronting Mo in the first place.
What about that? First of all, lower your damn voice.
Second, how does that affect you? I'm the one that got shot.
We are together, so your problems are my problems.
And if you don't get that, like I don't even know wh I don't even know what else to say.
I don't know.
I think maybe we should just I don't know.
My lungs are done.
- That's the real.
- Wait.
What? I'm struggling because of the damage from the bullet.
The truth is the doctor never cleared me, not even close.
And she says I may not ever recover full lung capacity.
- Coop, I'm sorry.
- I tried to prove her wrong today, but I couldn't even get through a whole song.
All right? My chest was hurting, my lungs was tight.
And I ca I can't even rap like I used to.
What if I never can? I'm sorry.
I'm sorry.
There I'm the life of the party Pull up in your space, and I don't say "sorry" All right.
So the doctor's running some more tests, and, uh, well, he should let me know soon.
Well, good luck, man.
Fingers crossed, right? Thanks.
Oh, get this.
- He works with a bunch of NFL guys, right? - Uh-huh.
Evan Reggs was in the waiting room.
- No way.
What, e-Train? - Mm-hmm.
Tell me that you asked him for an autograph.
Nah, dude.
We're in a doctor's office.
- It's serious times.
I didn't want - So, yes.
Yeah, I did.
Heh! Hello.
This is Asher.
Am I losing my mind, or did we not return this? Yes.
We definitely returned it.
- Do you think she followed us home? - Woman, don't play with me.
Come back.
Enough is enough, OK? I love you both, and you two love each other.
So start acting like it.
Sweetie, everything's good between us.
We all good.
OK, well, I'm not, and I won't be until you two work things out.
So if you care about me at all, - you'll talk, OK? - OK.
We pretty much said everything that needed to be said, right? No.
I got something I need to get off my chest.
You said I had to be the hero when Jordan came to me for help, and that may be true.
Let me ask you this.
Why do you feel he couldn't come to you Coach? Please, God, just be a dinner.
Please just be a dinner.
Hey, quiet.
She's coming any second.
- Surprise! - Surprise! Happy birthday! Happy birthday! Happy birthday, Lay-Lay! - Whoo-hoo.
- Oh, here we go.
- OK, watch yourself.
- Oh.
Oh, my I'm all up in there, all up in That's OK.
That's OK.
Billy? in there, now, giddyap Giddyap, girl, come on - We should've just done dinner.
- Yeah, she doesn't look happy.
Yo, she make me want it, though She make, ahh, ahh, uh! Get in there.
There you go.
There you go.
What's up with you and Coop? Y'all two been acting weird all night.
Uh, nothing.
We're just tired.
Then I'll just ask Coop, but then I'm only gonna hear her side.
And I usually believe whatever I hear first.
I almost broke up with her today.
We were both just having trouble dealing with everything that's happened.
I don't blame you.
It's a lot to deal with.
But you all two gonna find your way.
I don't know, Spence, because she keeps lying and she's telling me everything is fine when it isn't.
Like, it almost took me ending things with her - for her to just tell the truth.
- About what? Look, apparently She has some lung issues.
So for now, she can't rap.
I still love her, you know, but I'm I'm just worried.
And the last time that she was depressed, she got involved with the Bloods.
Like, music saved her life, so what is she gonna do without that? All right.
Look, working through getting shot ain't easy.
But we both know how strong Coop is, OK? She gonna be fine.
We just got to stand by her No matter what.
No matter what.
Happy birthday, Layla.
Ha ha! Oh.
Let's just do one of these.
Ah, thank you.
That was - That was quite the dance.
- Yeah.
So how you holding up after that whole thing with your friend? Oh.
You, uh, you know about that.
told me.
He told everybody.
- Of course he did.
- Um, yeah, I'm great.
Just, you know, keeping busy.
Thank you, again, for the lovely dance.
- Happy birthday! - Oh.
Uh, so you doing OK? Yeah.
Just keeping busy.
So how weird was it for you just to be here, you know, at Layla's party? Me and Layla good, OK? - Don't start no drama.
What's wrong with you? - Excuse me.
Look, man, I'm sorry about my dad.
He's being a jerk.
If it makes you feel any better, I went off on him earlier.
It doesn't.
Not even a little bit? Look, man, I appreciate you having my back, but no matter what he's going through, that's your pops.
You need to respect that.
He doesn't really seem to respect me.
You know that ain't true.
If my dad was still alive and our situations were reversed, you'd be telling me the same thing.
Your scowl lines are making a scene.
Is there anything I can do? Why do you think Jordan went to see Spencer behind my back? Why didn't he come to me for help? Well, 'cause you probably would have said no.
- Uh-huh.
- Jordan worships you, Billy.
He'd never want to disappoint you.
That can't be easy with Spencer around.
He thinks I expect more from Spencer than I do from him.
Well, maybe you do.
I mean, Spencer had to grow up fast, so it's hard not to see him as an adult.
I think Jordan just wants to be seen the same way, too.
Well, then maybe he shouldn't make such bad decisions.
- Oh, come on.
- What? I mean, you got back on that field too soon after you blew out your knee.
Spencer played after he got shot.
Are you really surprised that Jordan did what he did? Yeah.
I guess he does take after me in that way.
Happy birthday.
Aren't you gonna ask how I'm doing? No.
Thank you.
Um, just so you know, I had nothing to do with Butler's dance.
That was all J.
He had another surprise, but Liv and I got rid of that.
The piñata? Yeah, I found that upstairs.
It scared me half to death.
It's quite the turnout.
- Who doesn't love a party? - Me.
I can't stand surprise parties or parties or surprises.
I usually find somewhere to hide.
Maybe you should, too, in case J.
got something else planned.
You don't think that'd be rude? It's your party.
Be rude, girl.
Go ahead.
I'll cover for you.
Thanks, Spencer.
You're welcome.
- Brrring, brrring! - Ooh.
Who's there? - State champs.
- Oh, that's right.
You might want to hang up because it sounds like somebody made the wrong call.
Yeah, I'll take the MVP.
- MVP? - Yeah! You think you played better than me One second, one second I'm pretty sure they dumped all the liquor after the whole Liv second relapse thing.
Probably for the best anyways.
Wasn't about to be my best decision.
Bad day? A bad couple years.
I hear that.
I, um, just found out my heart problem was caused by taking steroids and I can never play football again, and, um, I did it to myself.
And I went and got shot.
I mean, you should've seen me trying to rap earlier.
I thought being shot helped rappers.
Well, I thought taking steroids helped football players.
You know, if I hadn't seen that last doctor, I wouldn't have known that it was my fault.
I think that's what I deserve for getting my hopes up.
I should've left it alone, you know? Hey, hope sucks.
I don't know how many times I got to learn that lesson.
Spencer said you were up here.
And I'm so sorry about the party.
I was so caught up in my dad and Spencer's drama that I didn't stop Jordan.
It's fine.
There's nothing you could've done.
He would've found a way.
He just wanted you to feel loved.
We all do.
I know.
Um, and I do, but what I don't feel is heard.
Hey, say the word, and I will call the cops, OK? They'll shut this party down in a second.
They hate me.
It's not just the party.
It's me.
Um, I need to be the kind of person who doesn't just I don't know smile and pretend like everything's perfect when I'm feeling beat up.
Using J.
's stupid party favor as a visual aid.
I like it.
I can't be that person anymore, Liv.
I moved in with you guys to take charge of my life.
And the next step in that is being more direct.
I have to learn to be brutally honest and make people hear me, even if they don't like what I want to say.
Layla, you're already doing that.
I mean, telling your dad that you didn't feel safe with him had to be tough, but you did it anyway.
And he listened, unlike us, when you said that you didn't want to make a big deal of your birthday.
- I sound ungrateful and selfish.
- No.
Definitely not ungrateful.
Sometimes being selfish is necessary to protect your peace.
I mean, honestly, screw everyone else.
Are you still talking to me? I'm talking to both of us.
Look, I know things are bad right now, but it's nothing that we can't get through, OK? It don't matter.
Come on.
Of course it does.
Look, forget what that dumb doctor said.
She don't know you or what you're capable of.
- I don't know.
Together I think we - I'm done, Patience.
- Done with what? - Done hoping, praying, rapping, all of it.
I quit.
After everything you've been through? I mean, we can get a second opinion and a third if we need to.
You can't - you can't just quit your dreams.
- Look, are you not hearing me? I'm not trying to get my hopes up for nothing.
The dream is dead.
Music is dead.
OK, Coop.
There she is.
Good night, princess.
Um Please stop calling me princess.
I've always called you princess.
And that was fine when I was 8, but now it just makes me think of a helpless girl in a tower waiting to be saved, and that's not me.
Ohh, it's just a nickname.
You got me a tiara.
Look, I haven't been a little girl in a long time, and all 18 really did was officially shut the door on the childhood I never really had.
So that's why I didn't really want to celebrate.
Consider "princess" retired.
Your mother hated birthdays, too.
- I didn't know that.
- Yeah, she did.
Not the birthday itself so much as the parties.
You know, she was an extroverted introvert, like you, and her favorite birthdays was when it was just the three of us.
Look, um, any chance I can get a do-over, just scrap the tiara? You know, just because you've been an adult for a long time doesn't mean you can't celebrate your birthday.
Let's go do something fun, just the two of us.
Anything my princess Anything you want.
Anything? You sure about this? I am officially an adult taking control of my life unless, of course, you think I'm too much of a princess.
Definitely not.
Good answer.
Look, I thought we agreed it's best for all of us to keep some distance.
I ain't got nowhere else to go.
OK, come on over.
How you feeling? - Not great.
You? - Not great.
You probably caught it from me.
Look, I'm sorry about what I said earlier.
- I didn't mean it.
- No, you meant it.
I just want you to know that there is no one I respect more than you and your sister.
I mean If you knew ha ha How proud I was when you were picking apart my defense Well, I was pissed.
But I was, uh, I was proud.
I just wish you felt more comfortable coming to me when you need help.
It's not that I didn't feel comfortable, Dad.
It's because the last time I came to you, you covered for me, and you almost lost your job.
Like, I knew what I was doing was a mistake, but I wanted it to be my mistake.
I can respect that.
You are a man.
I guess I need to start treating you like one Even when you make questionable decisions.
So we all good, then? Me, you, Spence? Why don't you go help your mother clean up? OK.
You got any food left? - Ha ha! No.
- Oh, OK.
Thanks for sticking around.
I know it makes you feel uncomfortable.
I'm always comfortable with you.
What stupid movie are we watching tonight? Thanks for trying with my dad.
He's gonna come around eventually.
But in the meantime, I say we forget about him, OK, and just focus on each other.
All right.
He may not accept me, but he gonna have to accept us.
Greg, move your head.

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