All American (2018) s04e16 Episode Script


1 OK.
You ready? "Determination, perseverance, strength, loyalty, and leadership.
" Words that describe Spencer James? Ding ding ding! Heh! OK, so that good? Did I find my brand? Um, I'm not sure about your brand, but you definitely found some words.
I mean, they're just a little generic.
They could describe a lot of different people.
Is that what you've been working on for the past hour? - It hasn't been an hour.
- Is that what you've been working on for the past 53 minutes? You try describing exactly how you want the world to see you.
Supposed to sell myself.
This ain't easy.
I know, so just don't don't rush it, you know? - Just really take some time to figure it out.
- I can't.
Davita says if my brand has any chance of taking off, it needs to hit while I got heat, and I'm getting colder by the second.
Well, well, I always think you're hot, so maybe I'm just the wrong person to ask.
But whatever you do, do not use words like "opportunistic," "egotistical," and "self-serving" because your boy Wade Waters has that brand covered.
Yeah, maybe, but he's talented.
You Are special.
Let's talk more about your brand tonight, OK? Somewhere important you gotta be? Uh, just work.
- I'll see you later? - Yeah.
Your official V.
invite to Patience's record release party tonight.
Don't lose it.
OK, uh, wouldn't it have just been easier to mail this? Yeah, it would have, which is why I asked Patience to do it last week, - and do you think she did? - Hold on.
- Let me think about this.
- No.
Yes, which is why I am spending the morning delivering them 'cause if I didn't do everything myself, nothing would ever get done.
- Mmm.
- Hey, Jordan Baker.
- Hi.
- Big man on campus, Jordan Baker.
Nah, more like backup man on campus.
Uh, hold on.
I wanna make sure me and Wade are cool after last game.
Why wouldn't you be? Hey, Wade.
Uh, we good? I'm good.
I haven't given you a thought, but I would say you're more lucky than good.
Yeah, I just I know you were pretty upset after last game, so You're damn right I was.
If Coach put me in, the game wouldn't have been close.
He's just lucky that we got away with a "W.
" A lot of luck going around, don't you think? I'm not your friend, Baker.
You're not even my backup.
You're my backup's backup, OK? So stick to carrying my bag.
- Yeah.
- Uh, sorry.
Our bags.
Uh, what was that? Just hazing.
Just In this one segment of "a call to action," the community shelter in Downtown Los Angeles is Hey, did you send me your guest list for tonight? - Yeah.
- I'm not seeing it here.
Then no, probably.
OK, well, would you mind? Out to sea by a violent riptide.
OK, uh, sending - Now.
- OK.
Mmm, you forgot to attach the, um You know what? Never mind.
I know all your friends.
Why are you so stressed? - It's all gonna get done.
- Yup, by me.
Can you at least get the door? Sure.
See? I do stuff.
Oh! Oh, my God! Oh, my Oh, my oh, my oh, my God.
I'm sorry.
Um, you're Sabine.
You're Sabine.
Yep, I'm here for Layla, if I could get past her bodyguard.
Yeah, no I'm sorry! Oh, my God! Yeah.
Come in.
I'm just, like, heh! I'm, like, a huge fan.
Aw, thank you.
Me, too, actually, of you, not not myself.
- Yeah? - I mean, I'm pretty good, but Yeah, Layla sent me your album.
You're Patience, yeah? Wow.
Thank you.
We're having, like, a release party tonight.
I know you're probably busy, but you should come if you can.
Um, we could put you on the guest list, yeah? - I'm gonna try to make it.
- Yeah? - It was so nice to meet you.
- So nice to meet you, too.
- Hey, sorry.
- Hey, girl.
Oh, man.
Aw, baby, you made breakfast.
Crispy bacon All right.
- All right, um - Wow.
I really love our mornings together.
OK, I'm sorry.
I'm sorry, baby.
I, uh, I just who knew that being a principal was this hard? I mean, Carter does it, right? Uh, then you add coaching on top of it, and I just don't I don't even have time to breathe.
Well, maybe you should sit, breathe, chew, even.
I know.
I gotta get out of here.
I have oh.
I have a meeting with Coach Garrett in an hour.
I want to put Jabari and some of the boys on his radar, so I gotta get outta here.
Well, they're lucky to have you.
Thank you, baby.
Look, I'mma come back, we're gonna have dinner, and we'll sit, - we'll eat, we'll talk.
- OK.
- Maybe a little bit of - OK.
- All right.
See you.
- Get outta here.
- Give me a kiss.
I love you.
Thank you.
- Bye.
You're the best.
I know.
This is one of D's "King Crenshaw" comics.
What's the big deal? Keep reading.
"The Snooze" is a villain who's so boring, he puts his victims to sleep.
Does he look familiar? - That's Mr.
Handelman, the history teacher.
- Yeah.
Heh heh! It looks just like him.
This is pretty good.
Uh, Mr.
Handelman didn't think so.
He gave Dillon detention.
Oh, Handelman's always been tough and boring as hell.
Look, it's not just the comic.
Your brother has been acting out a lot lately.
I'm starting to worry about him.
I'm sure he's fine, Ma.
You used to worry about me, too, and look how I turned out.
Well, even at your worst, you talked to me, but Dillon is different.
- I can't get through to him.
- It's probably a girl.
I'll talk to him.
"The Snooze.
" I'll talk to him.
I'll talk to him.
Thank you so much for meeting me.
Uh, anything for a fan.
- Well, I'm a journalist, but, um OK.
- Right.
Uh, so, I see you're averaging about 400 passing yards and 3 touchdowns per game this season.
I mean, those stats have got to put you in the conversation for the Heisman.
I was already in the conversation.
And you still think you're in it after missing last game? Yeah.
Why wouldn't I be? Well, why did Coach Garrett bench you? I mean, you missed practice, but you weren't on the injury report.
Does that have anything to do with your N.
deal? Look, I know what you're doing, and it's pathetic.
I'm just trying to get your side of the story.
No, this interview's over.
Look, I only agreed to do this 'cause you're kinda hot, but really, you're just some sneaky skank who's trying to make me look bad so your brother can steal my spot, but that's not gonna happen.
I cannot believe Sabine was here.
Like, she was standing right here.
Uh, um, are you gonna put her on the guest list? Oh, so now you care about the guest list? You need to worry more about everything else.
Oh, my God.
Girl, I have done - everything you've asked me to.
- Eventually.
OK, girl, you just need to relax.
The album is finished and the venue's set.
Everything is fine.
- Can you - Ooh, maybe Sabine forgot something.
Hey, I'm Skye.
Is Coop here? From the dirt, straight to the sea ♪ Got into my room and I ain't never had no hint ♪ - Get up on my line ♪ - Yo.
There's some strange girl here looking for you.
- Strange, how? - Strange as in "I never seen her before" and "showed up to our front door" strange.
Does this strange girl have a name? Skye.
- Ain't you gonna say, "strange name"? - Who is she? Listen, calm down, OK? That's just Ms.
Maritta's granddaughter, the girl I was beefing with? Oh, the fashion influencer? Yes, the fashion influencer.
- Did she say what she want? - Yeah.
Heh! You're trippin'.
"Skye", stupid name.
You not hungry? I am, just not for this.
I went all the way across town to get your favorite barbecue, man.
You know why? 'Cause it's your favorite, too? Heh! You're too smart for me, man.
Must be the hair.
Heard you got in some trouble at school.
Don't worry.
I used to fall asleep in Handelman's class all the time.
We used to call him "Professor Boring.
" I know, I know.
"Snooze" is better.
Listen, I thought your comic was dope, man.
- Just don't tell Mom I said that, a'ight? - I won't.
You upset about the detention or something? 'Cause I had plenty of those.
Heh! Listen, this one time Spencer, you don't gotta act like we're the same.
I'm not.
, I don't know what's going on with you, man, but you can talk to me.
I come home after practice, - and we can hit the park or something.
- Don't bother.
I don't want to talk.
Just go back to your fancy college, and I'mma go eat this in my room.
Sorry for just dropping by like this.
Hope I'm not interrupting anything.
Not at all.
You're good.
Well, I just wanted to return this phone charger you left at my grandma's.
Mmm, couldn't go a day without that, huh? Uh, those are my roommates, Patience and Layla.
- Hi.
- "Roommate"? Heh! But the charger's not mine, but I will take it.
And you thought I was the thief.
I was gonna visit my grandma later tonight.
Will I see you? Uh, not tonight.
I got a record release party I gotta go to.
Yeah, that would be my record release party.
You want to come over here instead of piping in from there? - No.
- Oh, congratulations.
That's so exciting.
Is there, uh, any room for me? Not really sure if I have a plus-one.
The guest list is pretty full, I think, so, sorry.
Oh, well, it wouldn't be just one anyways.
It'd be 2.
5 million if you include my followers.
Well, looks like our guest list just got a lot bigger.
What? It's good publicity.
OK, so Come on.
- There you go.
- Yo did you hear about Bryant? High ankle sprain.
He's gonna be out for a while.
Yeah, that's great, man.
Not for him.
- No.
- I mean for you.
That officially makes you QB2, right? Yeah.
Lucky me.
- Baker.
- Hmm? Man, you might be the biggest wimp I've ever met.
Look, if you want my spot, why don't you man up and take it from me yourself? Don't have your sister do it for you.
What? What are you talking about? Right, 'cause neither of you two knew that she was doing a hit piece on me.
You guys really think some stupid article's gonna take me out? Hey, hey, fall back, Wade.
Nobody is trying to take you down, Wade.
Right? Hey, happy to take a look at any of your players - All right.
- Especially after the way - your boys played last game.
- Ah.
I wish I could say they, uh, they learned it all from me.
- I'mma say it.
They learned it all from me.
- Ha ha! - Thanks for the time, man, seriously.
- You got it.
- All right.
Be good.
- All right.
All right, fellas.
Back to work.
Sitting around.
- Unbelievable.
- I honestly had no idea he was even here No, you know what? Bring your dad, your sisters, all your drunk uncles, for all I care.
Wouldn't matter.
See, the truth is is you'll never be a starter, and you're definitely not a threat.
I don't understand what's so hard.
You're just selling yourself.
Yeah, but who is Spencer James? Come on, man.
Not that again.
You're Spencer, OK? You play football.
You love to save the world.
You dress kinda OK.
Got a weird-shaped head and a dope friend named Coop.
- Did I say play football? - Coop, for real, I need your help.
- How'd you do it for your album? - Hey It's not the same, OK? I'm I'm top-shelf, man.
I just showed up and bam! Coop troop.
- Heh heh! OK.
- Seriously.
Heh! - Yo, did Dillon draw these? - Yeah, yeah.
Wait! That's Mr.
Handelman! "The Snooze"? Bro, he was boring as hell.
Yeah and mean, too.
Dillon got detention 'cause of that.
Shoot, I stayed in detention.
Man, ask the boys if my name's still written all over them desks.
Look, man, for real.
My mom's worried.
- Dillon's been acting out a lot lately.
- He in middle school.
Grace must have forgot how bad we was.
Dude, between my mouth and your fists, it's a miracle we made it out alive.
The only reason I had to use my fists was 'cause of your mouth.
For real, you think that's all it is? 'Cause when I tried to talk to him, he just snapped at me.
You cast a big shadow, man.
It's hard enough trying to make a name for yourself at that age without a big brother bringing down the house on ESPN.
Dillon is probably just trying to find his way.
I guess we both trying to figure out who we are.
Wait, did did you just take what I said about Dillon and make it about yourself? Go ahead and add "narcissist" to your résumé.
- Heh heh! Chill.
- Get off of me.
- Thought I heard you down here.
- Hey.
Is Coop helping with your brand? - Yep.
- No.
- You get my text? - No.
Why? What's up? Olivia? - That.
- What the hell, Liv? What the hell? Do you have any idea how hard I had to work to make it on that team? Do you even care? No.
'Course you don't care.
No, you're just like, "I'm Olivia.
I'm gonna piss off the one guy who can make Jordan's life miserable! La la la la la!" First off, spot-on impression, and I'm just doing my job, Jordan; - I mean, it has nothing to do with you.
- Yes, it does.
You just don't think that anything that I do matters.
The only thing you care about is yourself.
You're the exact, same thing with Mom.
Can't you just do a story on something, anything that doesn't screw with our family for a change? How could you be so careless? Oh, my God, girl.
It is not that big of a deal.
Like, I just forgot one thing.
God! Yeah, your guitar.
You kinda need that.
It's literally the one thing I asked you to remember.
OK, well, we can just go get it.
Like, relax.
Please don't tell me to relax.
You've been doing that enough for the both of us, OK? I will go to the studio and get your guitar.
You need to go to the venue early for rehearsal and sound check.
Can you do that? Heh! OK, yeah, what you're not gonna do is talk to me like I'm a little kid.
- You're not gonna do that.
- OK.
I am gonna leave before I say something I regret, OK? I'll go with you.
"The Snooze.
" Should I put "handsome"? What? Uh, you missed a faculty meeting.
Hey, my bad.
My meeting at G.
took a minute.
It's OK, though.
I got a pass from the principal.
- Oh, anything come up? - Yeah, your absence.
It was just one meeting.
It's not the end of the world.
I'm not saying it's the apocalypse.
It's just not a good look for you, especially when Ms.
Lawson's gunning for your job.
Good looking out.
I'm not just looking out for you.
You brought me here.
We're kind of like a package deal.
Can't have anyone messing with that.
You're right.
I feel you.
My bad, Preach.
It's just it's tough juggling both these jobs at the same time.
Look, I got a lot of side hustles.
Some I handle solo, some I got a crew for, and you got a whole crew of assistant coaches.
Oh, no.
Heh! I don't operate like that.
I gotta be hands-on.
I get it, but you only got two hands.
You might want to figure out what's most important to you and hang onto that as hard as you can.
OK, and now, Wade thinks I'm coming for his spot.
I mean, how dumb can Liv be, right? Patience only needed two things for tonight - her voice and her guitar.
- OK, well, people forget things all the time, Layla.
I mean, I once forgot my pants on the way to school.
- Don't ask.
- I wasn't going to.
Look, OK, if you ask me, Liv's not your problem.
She's going after Wade, she probably has a good reason.
- I didn't ask, but - OK.
Now that you bring it up, Wade is the starting quarterback, all right? And one of the best in the nation, Layla.
I can't learn from him if he thinks I'm the enemy, so I've just got to suck it up and play nice.
Simone said the same thing.
Simone wasn't there to hear how he talked to you.
You need to stand up to him, Jordan, let him know who's in charge.
Officially, he's in charge, all right? I'm just his backup.
Yeah, look at that.
You're learning from him already.
You're even starting to sound like him.
What did you do? Nothing.
- OK, OK, relax.
- Do not tell me to relax, Jordan! OK, move, move, move, move.
It's a door, OK? Let's just - Yeah? That's what I thought.
- We need you have to Jordan, stop! Dude, let me do it! Nope.
Come on, come on, come on.
Nope! Will you ju shut up, Jordan! Just shut up.
Just shut up, OK? This room is a dead zone.
There's no signal.
- I wish you had no signal.
- What are we gonna do? My tech's not in for another two hours.
OK, so we only have to wait a couple hours.
That's fine.
"Only"? Patience's show is gonna be done by then you know, the thing I've been planning for a month? OK, and I'm sure you have everything set up by now, right? I mean, all she has to do is get up there and play.
She can do that.
Not without this.
This is a disaster, and, you know, I bet you she did this on purpose.
Yeah? Left her guitar in your studio, hoping that you'd lock yourself in when you came back to get it, all so that you'd miss her show? She isn't a bond villain, Layla.
You know, I wouldn't put it past her, and she'll probably be happy I don't show up.
I mean, could you really blame her? You haven't exactly been nice to her lately, or anyone, really.
Well, this coming from the guy who just lets everyone walk all over him.
What's up, D.
? Look, man, I know you don't want to talk about whatever's going on with you, and I could respect that, but maybe you can help me out with something.
I need to come up with my brand, let people know who I am before they try and tell me who I am.
What's so hard about that? - You're Spencer James.
- Yeah, you and I know who I am, but that don't mean anything to the rest of the world.
I gotta show everybody else what I'm all about.
Why not show 'em your game tapes or all your trophies or your championship ring? There are a lot of good players out there, man, and they all got game tapes, they all got trophies, they all got championship rings.
I gotta come up with something that makes me stand out, something entirely me.
Take you, for example.
You got a lot going for you, bruh.
You're funny, you're cool, you're better-looking than your brother.
Heh! And you're a dope artist.
Who cares, man? None of that means anything.
Excuse me.
Moms ain't never put my drawings on the fridge.
That's prime real estate, bruh.
I'd give anything to have your talent.
Yeah, well, Mr.
Handelman said that my "doodles" were a waste of time and that they ain't never gonna get me outta Crenshaw.
- He said that? - Yeah, and he ain't wrong.
Yes, he is.
Handelman ain't even an art teacher.
He's a history teacher who barely knows history, and he definitely don't know the future.
Oh, my God.
You wouldn't get it.
You had football.
I got nothing.
Good luck with your brand.
Your brother will be fine.
He's just upset.
Yeah, well, throw a couple "verys" in front of that, and you're getting close.
I mean, he went full-on MMJ.
It's been a while since Mean Mug Jordan came out.
Maybe I should scrap the story.
I mean, he thinks I only do 'em to ruin my family's lives.
That's a bit dramatic.
Mean Mug's words, not mine.
But, I mean, he's right.
I mean, my story on Tamika Pratt got you fired.
I didn't get fired, I quit because the truth about Tamika needed to come out.
You knew that and did what you needed to do, and so did I.
Yeah, but I could have handled it better.
Life is full of sacrifices, sweetie.
Take your father and I, for instance.
We were supposed to have dinner tonight, but as you can see, he's not here.
- Oh, my God.
Is this his? - It's fine.
I knew he'd be working in Crenshaw a lot, so I moved down here to be with him.
And how is that going? Better than it would have if I'd stayed in Beverly Hills.
Everything worth fighting for involves sacrifice.
If your gut is telling you to do this story, then stick with it, even if it means ruffling some feathers.
Jordan can't stay Mean Mug forever.
Hey, I'm so sorry I'm late.
Oh, hey, sweetie.
- Oh, I'm so sorry.
- Hi.
I tried to get out of there as soon as I could, but, uh, I had to do damage control, and that Regina Lawson don't play.
I need her on my defense.
Uh, it's fine.
I got your texts, so I knew you were going to be late, so let me just warm this up for you.
Baby I really really, I'm sorry.
- It really is fine.
I promise.
- All right.
This looks amazing.
- Oh, boy.
- It's not fine.
You should have been here.
Yeah, yeah ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪ - It's good.
- Yo, the crowd is gonna love it.
I got one note.
They gonna see your face, so you gotta pretend to love it, too.
Layla should be here by now, and, like, she never misses sound check, so and she's not answering my texts.
Look, you know you ain't got to worry about Layla, OK? That girl'd come back from the dead to be here for this.
Oh, yes! She made it.
I told you.
Hey, Spence.
Thanks for coming.
- My pleasure.
- Yeah.
- Hey, girl.
- How are you? - Good.
Yourself? - Good, good.
Thank you.
Am I missing something? Since when is Patience so tight with Sabine? Since now, I guess.
Thanks for coming.
Ah! How, exactly, am I a doormat? "I want Wade to like me.
I want Olivia to stop being mean to me.
" Oh, I'm sorry.
I thought I was talking to a friend.
Whining to a friend! And I'm telling you the truth, Jordan, so if you want to be coddled, go to literally anyone else! You're all, "my dad says," "Simone says.
" Who cares? What does Jordan say? - Screw you, Layla.
- Well, that's a start.
And with you, it's the end! You know, the only way to get close to you recently is in the bedroom? "Hey, Ash, let's hook up, now go away.
" " Hey, Clay, let's hook up, now go away.
" Walls up, pants down! That's your new motto! - You know, it sounds like someone's jealous.
- Heh! OK.
But it'd never happen, Jordan, 'cause you'd have to grow a pair.
And you used to be so confident.
When did you become the guy that just let everyone push you around? I know the exact moment when you became the girl who started - pushing everyone around.
- Yeah? OK, enlighten me.
The night Carrie tried to push you off that cliff.
Since then, you've pretended to be OK, pretended to move on, lied that you were over it, became a control freak, you used whoever you needed to, and pushed everyone else away! I'm the only one who wouldn't let you! - Well, you can walk away anytime - No, I can't! Because we're stuck in this stupid room! You know what? You act all boss-lady badass, but you aren't even brave enough to admit that you aren't over that night! You may have saved Carrie, but I think she killed a part of you.
- You want out? - Mm-hmm.
- I'll let you out.
- Mm-hmm.
Whoa, Layla - Let us out! - Layla! - Let us out! Let us out! - Layla! Layla! Layla! Hold on to me! No! Let me go! Let me go! - Let me go! - Hey, hey, hey.
Let me go! It's OK.
Da da ♪ Da da ♪ We're all just people ♪ - Poets and politicians ♪ - You looking for Layla? Where's Sabine? Uh, Sabine's at the bar.
Searching to find our mission, looking to find ourselves ♪ You think Layla is staying away on purpose? I mean, not that, you know, I would blame her.
That's not her style.
So what's up with you and Sabine? I mean, you her fangirl or you her girl? - I just met her for the first time this morning.
- Hmm.
Heh! I mean, right before your girl, right? - No.
That's not my girl.
- Ha ha! OK.
- Yeah.
- She just wanted to - Wanted to return the charger, right? - Yes, yeah.
Yeah, OK.
Look Layla'll make it, but even if she doesn't, like, it ain't like you new to this.
- You can do the show without her.
- Mm-mmm, - not without my guitar.
- Yes, you can.
- Everything OK? - Yeah, we good.
Just, um - Ahem.
- Little pregame jitters.
- Mmm.
- Uh, have you heard from Layla? Not since the morning, but I'm sure she'll be here.
That's what I've been telling her.
- I'm Coop.
- Hey.
- I'm her - She's my roommate.
Uh, yeah, so, Layla, she has my guitar, and I am supposed to go on, like, - now, so - I have one you can borrow.
- You would let me borrow your guitar? - Of course.
- Girl, I got you.
- No.
I'll be right back.
Thank you.
Ha ha ha! Ha ha! Um, thank you, guys.
I cannot tell you guys how much it means to me that you guys are celebrating my first official record, "Welcome to the Vortex.
" Yeah, um, heh! OK, who here is from Crenshaw? - Yeah! - PATIENCE, CHUCKLING: Yeah? OK.
Well, as most of you guys know, Crenshaw is home to me.
It's where I became who I am.
This album is kind of like a love letter to my 'hood and the people in it, and I would like to thank one of my idols, Sabine um, who came here to support me tonight for saving my life by lending me her personal guitar heh! So, um, yeah, thank you.
And, Layla Keating, um, wherever you are, thank you.
All right, let's get in it.
Yeah, yeah ♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪ We go through changes ♪ Nothing is painless ♪ I can't explain it, but I just feel amazing ♪ When I feel alone, I know ♪ I'm sorry, Jordan.
I was just frustrated.
I didn't mean what I said.
Doesn't mean it wasn't true.
- Not the stuff below the belt, though.
- Heh! You're a good guy, and you listen to people who care about you.
It's a good thing.
Yeah, well, I also listen to people who don't care about me.
I don't know.
I just feel like, ever since high school, I lost my confidence.
Everything used to be so easy, then I had to walk onto a field where nobody wanted me.
Well, that can't be true.
You're one of the best players out there.
Layla, if I wanted coddling, I would go to literally anywhere else.
Heh! I'm not coddling.
You saved your team last game, and you didn't lead Beverly to two championships off of your good looks.
You're a natural-born leader, Jordan.
You just have to believe it.
Where was this Layla 20 minutes ago? Um, at the bottom of a cliff, apparently.
I didn't mean that.
I'm sorry.
Doesn't mean it wasn't true.
Do you want to Talk about it? It's not like we have anywhere else to go.
This is a new song.
It's called "Shine my Light," and I hope you guys enjoy it.
Living with no regrets ♪ Fife sometimes a vortex ♪ I'm placing all my bets on me ♪ Sometimes being strong is hard ♪ I made it down the road this far ♪ I'm exactly where I need to be ♪ Shinin' ♪ And so how's Dillon? Not great.
Handelman told him his art is a waste of time.
What? Did you tell him that listening to Mr.
Handelman - is a waste of time? - Heh heh! Yeah.
Somebody's trying to holla at you.
- Come on my way ♪ - Damn.
At Patience's album release party, being bold with it? No, listen, only person being bold tonight is Patience, - OK, and it ain't with me.
- OK.
- Yo, ain't that Olivia? - Na na na na na ♪ - Oh, yeah.
- Na na na na na, na na na na na ♪ Look who got all dressed up.
Your 2.
5 million followers gonna be impressed.
Maybe, but I'm only trying to impress one tonight.
Why haven't you followed me yet? 'Cause I don't need to.
You been following me.
So, what? You here for the show tonight, or did I forget a pen cap at your grandma's? What can I say? I wanted to see you.
And a phone charger was the best you can come up with? Oh, so you're saying it didn't work? Na na na na na ♪ Na na na na, na na na na na ♪ Um I didn't say that.
Na na na na na ♪ Na na na na na ♪ Na na na na ♪ Have you seen Jordan? Not since he stormed outta your place.
Were you ever gonna tell me you're doing a story on Wade? You told me to keep you out of it, so I kept you out of it.
I didn't want you to react the same way that Jordan did.
And did I? No.
Which means? You have to admit that you have a temper, OK? I didn't want to upset you.
Which means? Which means that I was wrong and you're the best.
- You happy? - Heh heh! Very.
When you gonna learn that I always got your back, no matter what? I just need to know what's going on.
Na na na na na ♪ - I'll be more open in the future.
- OK.
Na na na na na ♪ Na na na na na ♪ I really messed up with Jordan.
I mean, he honestly thinks that I don't care about him or value what he does.
Yeah, there's a lot of that going on.
Dillon doesn't think anybody values what he does.
His teacher told him his art was a waste of time and that he'll never leave Crenshaw.
- His art is incredible.
- I know.
Does he even want to get out of Crenshaw? I mean, everyone that I know from there is ride-or-die for that place.
I mean, even my dad moved back.
And I have never known anyone prouder of where he's from than you.
Figured Dillon would be the same.
Then again, Jordan and I are twins, and obviously we're not always on the same page.
Some light, baby, come on ♪ So how do we convince our brothers that what they do matters to us? Na na na na na, na na na ♪ Find a way to make what's important to them a part of us.
Na na na na na, na na na na na ♪ Na na na na ♪ Carrie needed me more than anyone ever did, and in some weird way, I needed her, too.
Someone who was there for me, wanted to be there, just for me.
I knew she was sick, and I let her in anyway.
- Well, you didn't know she was psychotic.
- Don't, Jordan.
She's not psychotic.
She She had an episode.
You know, her mind betrayed her.
I know what that feels like.
- We're not that different.
- Yes, you are.
Look, you tried to save her life, Layla.
- She tried to end yours.
- She was in pain, Jordan.
A lot of people are in pain.
That doesn't make what she did OK.
- Why do you keep defending her? - Because it wasn't her fault.
And it isn't yours, either.
Layla, she tried to kill you.
- How does that not make you mad? - I am mad at her, Jordan.
I'm furious.
Is that what you want to hear? Yes, because I'm mad at her, too.
She almost took one of my favorite people away.
I knew something was wrong when she asked me to take her hand.
And I wanted to trust her, so I did it anyway, and I let my guard down and it won't happen again.
Part of me wishes I let her jump.
What does that say about me? That you're human, and the fact that you didn't instead, you helped her get to Running Springs facility just proves that you're an amazing person.
You know she's out? She's back home with her parents.
She wrote me a letter when she was released, apologizing for everything and saying she wouldn't bother me again.
Did you respond? I burned it The letter.
I'm so tired of being angry, Jordan, at her, at myself.
I I want to move past it.
I just don't know how.
- Heh! - Y'all good? - That's a start.
- Heh! Yeah.
Come on.
Thank y'all for coming tonight.
I hope you all enjoyed it and, uh, yeah, shine bright.
- Hey.
Heh heh! - That was so good.
Oh, really? Thank you.
Thank you.
Um, I'm I'm sorry.
I don't know I don't know why I did that.
My guess is it had something to do with your "roommate," Coop? - Yeah, I'm embarrassed.
I'm sorry.
- Don't be, don't be.
Five years ago, I would have happily mixed it up with you, but when I started taking my career more seriously, I put my personal drama in the rearview.
You should do the same.
Your voice is magical, so focus on that and just Let the rest go.
It's already gone.
- Heh! - Looks like the show went well.
Yeah, really well.
- See? - Hmm.
It's OK to rely on other people.
Not everyone is like Carrie.
Your friends are there to lift you up, not pull you down, and they step up whenever you need them most.
Like you did tonight.
You even stood up for yourself.
You got right up in my face.
- I guess I did, yeah - Mm-hmm.
And you are way scarier than Wade Waters.
Hey, um, don't ever let anyone make you think less of yourself.
You know what? I'll stand up to Wade if you go and talk with Carrie.
I need to let her move on with her life.
What about your life, Layla? I mean, you deserve closure.
Come on.
Grow a pair.
So bright ♪ Man, I would not want to be around Coop and Patience later.
Don't need you reporting from the war zone tonight.
I'll probably just duck and cover.
Smart move.
Think my temper's bad, them Crenshaw women don't play.
- What's up? - Nothing.
Just ruffling a few feathers.
- OK.
- Yeah.
Oh, mornin', baby.
Coffee? - Oh.
- OK.
Wait right there.
Did you cancel morning workout? I did not; I'm gonna have Coach Davis handle those from here on out.
- OK.
- Did something happen with the school board? No, this isn't about that right now.
This is about us spending more time with each other.
- Here we go.
- Oh.
- Well, it looks great.
- Thank you.
Well, I'm sorry I've been focusing so much on trying to be a principal and a coach.
I forgot to be your husband.
I'm fine, Billy.
Your work is important to you.
It is, but this relationship, this right here, this is everything.
Hey, Wade, talk to you for a second? Why, Baker? What, is your mom here to yell at me? Here, I got something for her.
You know, you were part of the reason I chose this school? - So sweet.
- And when I made the team, I couldn't wait to learn from you, but all I learned is that you're a jerk.
Whatever, Baker.
Look, man, you can't teach talent; You either got it or you don't.
- You don't.
- I guess we'll find out, won't we? 'Cause while you're off jet-setting, I'm gonna be on the field working, so the next time you miss practice, I'm gonna be ready, all right? And look I don't need my family's help to take your spot.
I'll do it all on my own.
I'll see ya in the locker room.
Don't forget your bag.
Oh And if my sister's coming after you, good luck.
I didn't know you were coming over this morning.
Let me get you something to eat.
- Thanks, Ma.
- Dillon, you need anything? No.
No, what? No thank you.
Hey! You gotta drop the attitude, man.
It ain't Mom's fault you never leaving Crenshaw.
Yeah, Handelman's a jerk, but he was right about that, 'cause I ain't never leaving, either.
Crenshaw is who we are, Dillon.
It's in our DNA, it's what makes us strong.
It makes you strong, not me.
Yes, it did.
This place taught us how to turn pain into power, man.
I do it through football, which is easy 'cause I got a playbook.
You doin' it through your art.
- What is this, man? - This is your playbook.
You've already drawn up all your own plays, and it's gonna take you wherever you want to go.
I never want to see this in the trash again.
Your art matters, Dillon, to me, to Crenshaw, and it's gonna matter to the world one day.
As a matter of fact, if it's cool with you, I want to take a page out of your playbook.
Crenshaw is my brand.
It's who we are So I want this to be my logo.
Is that a'ight with you? - Wait.
For real? - Yeah, for real.
And you're serious? - Dead serious, man.
- Yeah! Yeah, that's all right! Go help Mom with breakfast, man.
I'm hungry.
Greg, move your head!
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