Chesapeake Shores (2016) s04e01 Episode Script

The End Is Where We Begin

1 Previously on Chesapeake Shores I'm back now, so let's just enjoy the time we have together.
- Mom, is something wrong? - I read your book.
- And? - [DOOR SLAMS.]
- You can't publish this.
- Why? - It's your truth, not the family's.
- It is what happened at least from what I remember.
Bree, I like you, and I don't want to give that up.
It looks like you have termites.
- Termites? It's a miracle the entire house hasn't collapsed.
We'd like to buy you a new bed and breakfast.
In Tanglewood.
I asked for my old job back.
You were going to give it all up for me, the least I could do was do the same for you.
I think, maybe, this is a chance for us to build something different.
I want to go, Abby.
We'll make it work.
We always do, right? Every relationship takes work.
- I don't know what to do.
- You have to take care of yourself first.
I can't share your dreams by giving up mine.
I don't think I can do this anymore.
I'm sorry.
- [ABBY.]
You brought me ice cream? - Well, ice cream and a question.
- Ah.
Nothing's ever free, is it? - 'Fraid not.
Okay, so - if someone were to propose to you - If? Someone already did.
I used to be married, remember? Sorry.
I meant when.
- When a guy proposes to you - Thank you.
To you, in the future, how would you like him to pop the question? Why? Are you thinking about asking Sarah? No, no, no, no, no.
It's purely hypothetical.
- Oh? Is it? - What's hypothetical? Oh, Kevin is just wondering how I might like someone to propose to me, but, apparently, it has nothing to do with Sarah.
- Are you going to ask? - No, no.
This is just hypothetical.
I just mean, like how, when, where? If a guy were to propose, would you like it in the forest? Or would you like it on a plane? Or would you Like it on a train? Would you like it in the rain? I do not like green eggs and ham.
- Don't you live someplace else? - I do, and so do you.
- She has a point.
- So why are you here? I came here to talk to Abby.
Okay, well, if you must know my opinion, I think you can never go wrong with the tried and true restaurant, ring, and taking a knee.
Which is great, but it's also non-hypothetically boring.
Oh, so you have something better? You know, I never really intended for this to turn into a competition.
Good, 'cause I would win.
A proposal should be elaborate, and unique, and magical Didn't you once say that you wanted unicorns? When I was seven, and since this is hypothetical, what's wrong with unicorns? Kevin, it doesn't matter how or where you ask, - the emotions are what matter.
- What matters? Oh, what are you doing here? Leftovers.
What're you doing here? - Getting absolutely no help at all.
- Hey! I gotta go get some sleep so that I can drive you back to Tanglewood tomorrow.
What? What, what, what, what? What, what? Thanks a lot.
Hey, it's Trace again I just wanted to let you know I'm back in town.
So you know, maybe when you're not too busy, you can give me a call back.
I'm home.
Bye, Abby.
Plane ticket already paid I'm gone but it don't mean nothing I'm close even though I'm far away That's how I remember you Stuck here on the red-eye special I can't wait to see you again So don't think of me not being around Just listen for the sweet, sweet sound Of the taxi pulling up the driveway I'm coming home soon I'm coming home soon [.]
I think you may have overpacked.
It was a long weekend.
I had to be prepared.
For what? An impromptu ball? Trust me, it's happened.
David packed me enough snacks for a week.
You couldn't share? If Connor found out, they'd be gone in an hour.
- Thanks for driving me, by the way.
- Oh, no problem.
Sarah and I wanted to see the place anyway, and it gives us an excuse to get away for a few days.
For For what? Well, you're going to love it.
It's perfect, and amazing, and Yeah, you keep saying that - I do? - Mm-hmm.
- Hey.
- Hey.
You okay? You look nervous.
Definitely not nervous.
Definitely not.
Now you sound nervous.
Guys, hey, don't leave yet.
I'm so sorry.
I've been struggling with the transition between scene four and five, - and the denouement, and I just - [KEVIN.]
Oh, great, another play that I'm not going to understand.
Relax, it just means ending, and I think you're going to actually really like this one or you're going to really love it.
I forgot my coffee! So I'm going to She's writing about the family again.
If she writes a play about the time I got lost in the garage, I'm going to write a play about her.
I could do it.
How hard could it be? Porter Fund? Yeah.
We might be taking them on as clients.
Big fish.
And what about If you're wondering how I am with Trace being back, I'm fine.
No, no, I was just curious about the stock to cash option.
- Dad, I'm fine.
- Okay.
All right.
Dare I ask? So, hypothetically, Kevin might be asking Sarah to marry him this weekend, and Jess is keeping us all updated.
So, your sister is spying? We prefer to think of it as long-distance reconnaissance.
Did you want her to add you to the group text? No, no.
I think I'll wait until they make the announcement themselves.
Bye, Uncle Kevin! - Bye, hon.
- Bye, Sarah.
Hey, guys.
How about a hug for Grandpa? - Give it up.
- Bye, Grandpa! Bye-bye.
All right, girls, let's load up.
So, how's Abby doing with Trace being back? I think she's actually fine with it.
- Really? - Yeah.
You heard about Kevin and Sarah? [MICK.]
Well, unlike everyone else, - I know when not to get involved.
- Oh.
- Hey.
Oh, that's so sweet.
Aw - Not involved, right? - No.
Do you really think he's going to propose this weekend? - Hypothetically.
- Then I am hypothetically excited for them and for us.
- For us? - Yeah.
I had my two-year review at the firm and they asked what my plans were, and I said "partner in five years," - and no one blinked.
- Wow! Partnership track? - I know, right? - Congratulations.
- Thank you.
- Well, I guess us should celebrate.
Yeah, which is why I was thinking all of us NYU grads could get together and hang out.
- We haven't seen each other since the bar.
- Yeah.
Sounds like fun.
You have a new car? I started the celebration a little early.
No more breakdowns, no more calling you to pick me up, and if you're really nice, I might even let you drive it.
- Bye.
- Bye.
I'll see you later.
Well, thank you so much for coming in, Mr.
Porter, and thank you for considering Capital Management.
First off, please call me Derrick.
And I am looking forward to a long relationship with you both and I'm assuming you must be the marvelous Ms.
O'Brien I keep hearing about? Just Abby no marvelous needed.
Just, before we get started, I am going to need to access Our proprietary financial data? Of course.
- Yes.
- Millions of Americans trust the Porter Fund with their retirement investments, and we have grown because we put our trust in people like you.
Well, considering what I know about your fund, it will be an honor to work with you.
Abby, this may sound hokey, but my father started this fund, and he believed that every family that puts their trust in us becomes part of our family, too.
So on behalf of our entire family, thank you, and if you need anything, anything at all, please call me personally.
Shall we get started? We shall.
Mom, stop reading "The Times.
" It doesn't matter where I am on the bestseller list.
What matters is my meeting with the Kodiak Theater Group, which is supposed to start in two minutes.
According to their assistant, they're very prompt.
Oh, you moved up a spot.
- What? - Look.
I have to text Simon.
He's going to be so proud.
- So it doesn't matter, huh? - Oh, no, it totally matters.
The Kodiak Group must really want your play - if they're willing to come here.
- Yeah Chances of them offering me anything are still really slim, though.
- Then how many other producers are there? - Two.
Okay, then, don't worry.
All you need is one.
- Funny, Dad said the exact same thing.
- Yeah.
We've been talking a little bit about it.
O'Brien? - Wow, they are prompt.
- Yeah.
Oh! I got it.
Yeah, I'm coming.
Yes! Oh! I love you! - I'm so happy.
- I love you.
You brought me a rose! Oh, and I smashed it! You brought me a rose and I smashed it.
It's okay.
We can get more.
You picked me a rose.
Thank you.
Isn't this place amazing? Just perfect.
Oh, I've got to get back, but we'll talk later, okay? - Okay.
- See you guys.
- I love you.
- I love you.
Um, yes.
I will check you guys in in just a second.
I'll be right back, okay.
It really does seem amazing.
And awesome and I'm actually a little bit surprised.
It's just that she said it so many times - You got me a rose? - Yes, I did.
- Agh.
- What? Thorn.
- I love you.
- I know.
No, you're supposed to say "I love you" back.
Fine, be that way.
Say it.
- I love you, too.
- Aw.
I heard you were home.
- How're you doing? - I'm good.
I'm good.
Just got in late last night.
You know, I've been trying to call Abby, but we haven't had a chance to connect.
Is she around? I was hoping we could talk for a sec.
You know, Trace, I'm sure Abby got your message, and if she wants to talk, she'll let you know.
No, I get it - Can you just make sure she gets these? - Of course.
Welcome back.
Thanks, Mick.
That was Trace.
These are for you.
I didn't know whether you'd want to talk to him or not.
Thanks, Dad.
I'm not sure yet.
So how bad is it with Dilpher? He's poured the foundations for just about every structure I've ever built.
I just got a heads up from two city managers there's going to be an investigation.
Seem like you can't trust anyone these days.
- Derrick Porter? - Yeah, his numbers are just strange.
Right now, everything's just a little confusing.
Get housekeeping early check-in, tour bus is coming at 3:00, and I'll get on the reservations.
We need to deal with that reunion coming to town, and I'll start turn-down service.
I don't know how you do it.
Everything okay? Perfect and awesome.
So, do you guys have anything special planned today? Kevin said he has plans.
I do hope so.
And it includes a picnic lunch that he made, which I'm hoping doesn't kill me.
David helped me put it together.
Okay, David put the whole thing together.
Then today will be amazing.
Okay - Bree - Mm-hmm? About this play of yours What? Well, we've just all been getting along lately.
Mm-hmm? And we've been spending a lot of time together, which is nice, right? And it was your book that got us all talking again, - which is also very nice.
- Mm-hmm.
So, honey, we just want to know about your play.
That's not about us, too, is it? Hmm.
Um Not exactly.
I hear that last storm really did a number on your house.
The house survived, but a tree decided to take out the gazebo.
That's too bad.
So, how long are you here for? No, I'm just curious.
I read that your tour got extended, and I figured you'd only be here a few days before flying out.
I missed you, too, Mick.
Look, right now, I'm just trying to fix what's broken.
Yeah, but you don't see how she feels when you're not here.
Abby's my daughter, Trace.
- I'm just looking out for her.
- I'm not leaving again.
I'm here to stay.
Well, I guess we'll see.
I guess we will.
Thanks for coming by, Mick.
submitted to evidence on January 2nd.
We also have two additional reports one by the EPA dated June 5th of last year This is going to take us some time to review.
Yeah, you're right.
Okay, why don't you start with that, and then let's meet in two days to discuss our next meeting after a cursory review.
I agree.
Two days.
- You are making us work for this.
- Yeah.
Thank you.
I didn't really mean it as a compliment.
- Okay.
My brother and his girlfriend he's about to propose.
And you hired a PI to take pictures? Something like that.
If you weren't so busy trying to save the world, I'd hire you in a second.
I feel like Goldilocks.
We hike a cliff and it's too high, we try to canoe but it starts to leak, and now we're picnicking.
And it's just right? It's pretty close.
- Yeah? - Okay, well now that we're here, and it's just right, or pretty close to just right, there's been something that I've been wanting to ask you.
Oh! Oh! Oh! [KEVIN.]
So much for pretty close.
You know, you're not really a picnic kind of guy, hey? Yeah, I guess not.
That's all right, neither am I.
That's not what your dad said.
You asked my dad? Uh Kev, are you okay? I mean, you just seem disappointed by something, and pretty close or not, I'm having an amazing day with you.
Perfect and awesome.
Not now, John.
Look, if you think you can just come down here It wasn't about that.
It's not about the tour for me, John, okay? It's bigger than that.
I need to be here.
No, I can't Look, I'm done.
- Sorry.
Sometimes When the night is dark And the world wants to take my heart And it feels like ths sun will not shine And I know It will turn around I know Emma.
Break ended five minutes ago.
Be right there.
Trace Riley? I heard you might be around.
I guess your music thing didn't work out? Everything's working out just fine.
Welcome back.
Emma, if you want those extra shifts, you've got to earn it.
It won't happen again.
I cannot believe you said it Yeah, well, it was immediately stricken from the record, but I said it loud and clear.
Come on.
"The truth?" [ALL TOGETHER.]
"You can't handle the truth!" [LAUGHING.]
I'm so, so jealous.
I'm surprised you're not doing litigation.
You spent all of law school talking about how you were going be Clarence Darrow.
- Or Judge Judy.
Actually, Connor is single-handedly taking on United Metals.
Well, I feel sorry for them once you guys get to trial.
Yeah, yeah Well, we win by not going to trial, so To billable hours! And to us taking over the world! - Cheers.
- Cheers.
I can't believe they're shutting me down.
It's wrong, Mick.
We've always engineered everything above code.
So why are they going after you? I have no idea.
Maybe it's an old grudge, maybe jealousy, maybe Venus is in retrograde I don't know.
This isn't a witch-hunt, Paul.
They must have found something - or they wouldn't be doing this.
- Well, they ain't going to find anything.
Why don't you just tell me what you did? [SIGHS.]
Look, Mick, we've walked every site together, - you knew what I was doing.
- That's not an answer.
Look, we're in this together.
We're partners.
Are you insinuating that I knew? Knew what, Mick? Like I said before, we've always engineered everything above code.
What's your line again? That's right, "It's just business.
" Abby You haven't talked to him yet? No.
I don't know what to say.
I mean, I know what I want to say, but when I'm standing there in front of him, I my brain gets all jumbled.
So you're not getting back together, huh? I made a decision.
Sounds like your mind's made up, honey.
It doesn't mean it's easy.
Okay, but I don't want somebody who just understands my vision, I need somebody who can hone it.
- [TED.]
I can't agree more.
- [BREE.]
So, for example, - the transition between scene four and five? - It's brilliant.
Uh, how about the ending? I loved that part, too.
It's my favorite part of your play.
Thank you so much, Mr.
I'm going to think about your proposal.
In the meantime, I do have to - You know - Right.
You're closing.
So sorry.
I'm just such a huge fan and I [BREE.]
Thank you, thank you, thank you so much.
- Bye.
- Okay, bye.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Well, he seems very friendly.
Teddy Steiff is a fluffy pillow.
Too soft to hold shape.
I just want somebody I can trust.
- Thanks for watching the store, Mom.
- No problem.
It gave me a nice little break from the mayor and his opinions on art.
So, my play Mm-hmm? [LAUGHS.]
is not about the family.
Oh, Bree.
Thank you.
- Really? - Mm-hmm.
Hummingbirds in the Attic by Bree O'Brien.
It's about a bookstore owner who is trying to find her voice as a writer while dating a British author.
So, basically, it's about you and Simon? No, definitely me and Simon.
I can't wait.
It's a lot harder to get engaged than I thought.
You know, Georgia and I never really got engaged.
It just sort of happened.
This time, I wanted it to be different.
I wanted it to be perfect.
There's no such thing.
You and David seem to be in perfect sync.
Yeah, well not here.
I hate it here.
Everywhere I turn, I see David's parents and not in a good way.
Well, because there isn't a good way.
It's just this place will never be ours it's a job not a family.
- Have you talked to David about it? - No, I don't think I can.
He's just so happy.
How can I ask him to give up his dream? But you and Sarah you've got to make that work.
It's right, Kevin.
You love her, we love her.
Perfect or not just ask.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- You making S'mores? - Yeah.
Would you like one? Yes, please.
Crazy dreams pull me further from you These places and faces But I'm still alone in this town Nothing matters the way you do - Hey.
- Connor.
What're you still doing here? Saying goodbye to my friends out front.
Saw your truck It's good to have you back.
How was it? It was it was good.
- I bet.
- It was good.
You writing something new? Maybe, I don't know.
How about you? - How's the family? - They're they're all good.
I mean, nothing really changes here.
Trust me, that's not such a bad thing.
That's easy for you to say.
You've been everywhere.
Yeah, when I should have just stayed right here.
Have you talked to Abby yet? I've tried.
Well I don't know if you're still much of a runner but I hear Remmey Beach is nice.
Around 7:00 a.
- Thanks, Connor.
- No problem.
So, when I told you I wanted to come here with Jess, I wasn't being entirely honest with you.
What? I haven't been entirely honest with you either.
When we both grabbed that eggplant at the farmer's market, I did it on purpose.
So you stole the eggplant from me? Well, I mean, you are mildly cute, and I figured it would give us something to talk about You're telling me this now why? Because I don't want there to be any secrets between us.
And I love you - and I love that we're here - Okay, before we go on mildly cute? Yeah.
Listen, Sarah I love you, and the real reason why I wanted to come here [LOUD CRASHING, SHOUTING.]
I was just trying to get through.
Okay, okay, we're going to have to remake everything.
Call in the night staff, tell them it's an emergency.
I'm on it.
Are you okay, David? Yeah.
Um No, no.
Not even close.
But don't tell Jess.
I don't want to ruin this for her.
- [MEGAN.]
I got Carrie and Caitlyn some new leotards.
Oh, great.
They're still at practice, they'll be home any minute.
- Are you still working? - Oh, yeah.
Well, you want some good news? I read Bree's play, and it's not about the family this time.
Well, that's a relief.
Although, when she told me it had a "Happily Ever After" ending, - I figured as much.
- What? You don't think it's possible? No, I think it's possible.
I just think that the O'Briens are complicated.
Well, it's going to get complicated for Bree.
She said she wrote it about her and Simon.
Let me know what you think.
So do you think he's going to propose soon or what? Well, I hope so, or else we've all wasted a lot of screen time on him.
- Yeah.
- Mm-hmm.
Well, it is always nice when the author is standing next to a picture of the author.
I know you You're Hannah Urso.
I saw your last play at the National Theatre in DC.
It was amazing.
This is my sister, Abby.
Abby, this is Hannah Urso.
- Nice to meet you.
- Nice to meet you I'm actually going to Sally's.
- Can I get either of you anything? - [BREE.]
No, I'm good.
I'm good.
Thank you.
- Bye-bye.
- Bye-bye.
So, what are you I just signed on as the resident director at the Baltimore Rep, and I wanted to see you personally.
You're at the Rep? And I want to direct your play.
Cool! Yeah.
Well, we should talk.
We could do that, and I could pitch you on how well I think we'd work together, or I could give you some of my thoughts, and then you could let me know - If we're a good fit? - Yeah.
- I like that.
- Mm-hmm.
Okay, so a couple of bumps.
Your transition between scenes four and five Oh, it doesn't work.
I just - there's tonal differences between - And Jace's angst - and Melanie's desire for acceptance.
- Yes! And I'm just not sure I understand what Melanie really wants in a relationship.
Neither do I! - Yes! - Let's get to work.
Well, at least Bree is getting what she wants.
Aren't you? I don't know.
I thought so, but I became an environmental lawyer because Uncle Thomas offered me a job when no one else would and for the past two years, I've just been saying yes to people and to jobs, and lately, I've been thinking if I had stuck it out and stayed in the corporate world what might have been.
Well, that's funny, because I've been thinking I should've gotten out.
Hey, have you heard of the Porter Fund? Yeah.
Okay, so, they're paying out dividends based on earnings that only seem like they're coming from bringing in new investors.
- A Ponzi scheme.
- Yeah I don't know but I will deal with it just like I deal with everything else.
Like you and Trace? Yeah, I guess.
Lately, I just feel like I need to go back to who I used to be for a little while.
Yeah, sometimes, I want to go back to the old me, too, but I left him in Baltimore.
Well, you should look him up.
You didn't say anything, did you? No, but you probably should.
You think so? It's worth a try.
- I guess.
Well, thank you for coming.
- Yeah.
Thanks for having us.
- Well, I am sorry to see you go.
- Me too.
Kevin, there is no such thing as perfect and you don't need perfect because you have each other.
So do you.
Tell David how you feel.
- Like, for real? - Yeah, like, for real.
It'll be okay, Jess.
Okay, a picture for the road.
Wait? You haven't got enough already? - What? - I love you, Jess, but you're a horrible spy.
I don't know what you're talking about.
- Bye.
- Bye.
Drive safe.
You look like you could use a drink.
How can you tell? Because otherwise this music is unbearable.
I'll take a beer.
I liked your song.
That's so embarrassing.
- I never sing for anybody.
- Why not? You sing from the heart.
That's not always easy.
You don't seem to have any trouble with that.
For me, writing from the heart is the easy part.
Following it is a whole different thing.
Story of my life, too.
Emma Rogers.
- So you're a singer-songwriter? - Server-Songwriter.
Like I said, I don't sing for people.
Maybe you should especially this song.
Yeah, well don't count on it.
Okay, so, here's the deal.
I love you, a lot, but you already know that, and I'm saying it because I like saying it.
A lot.
I do, too, but there's something else that we should talk about.
How we love each other.
That's not what I want to talk about.
I want to talk about being miserable because I am miserable - I hate it here.
- I do, too.
It reminds me of your parents, and being in your parents' house, - which is unfair - No.
No, no, Jess.
I'm agreeing with you.
- You are? - Yes.
Okay, then I'm going to skip ahead.
Um I think we should go back to Chesapeake Shores and try to rebuild our inn, because it's ours, and it's our home, and we built it, and I think it's a great idea.
- Really? - Yeah.
Thank you.
I'm - Thank you.
- I know.
I know.
Well, I'm going to need to know how much exposure I'm going to have.
All right, well you Okay, good.
Thank you.
Appreciate it.
- Hey.
- Hey.
So here's what I find amazing.
For two hours, Carrie and Caitlyn have been doing back flips and they still have enough energy to run up the stairs and do homework.
I threw my knee out just watching them.
Is this for my knee? Stomach, knee take your pick.
Oh, boy.
You know, I'm beginning to get why the kids love this so much.
I don't know if you remember, - but they got this from us.
- That's right.
- Sunday-night sundaes.
- Mm-hmm.
That was nice.
Yes, it was.
Um Connor, we need you to formally accept our timeline for review.
So we can meet again in two months? Maybe three.
Yeah, what about after that? Excuse me? The thing is I can win this.
I'm sorry.
What did you just say? I immediately move to take this to court at the earliest possible date.
I thought we were going to continue the discovery process.
Not anymore.
I have never seen anyone take longer to fix a flat.
Well, maybe if we didn't take the scenic route Kevin, you gotta see this.
Sarah I love you more than anything.
Will you marry me? Kevin O'Brien I love you.
I don't care where the hours go You're supposed to say "I love you" back.
Fine, be that way.
I will love you forever.
So Yes! Oh, here.
I don't care if we never know I will stand with you on our own As long as I have you I'm home Trace? Abby hey.
The flowers were beautiful, thank you.
I'm so sorry that I haven't had a chance to return your call.
- I just it's been - No, no, I get it.
I've been busy, too Wow, it's it's good to see you.
Yeah, you too.
So you're back.
Yeah yeah.
The label wanted to extend the tour, but I was done.
I'm so happy you followed your dreams.
I - I want you to have it all.
- Yeah, I know.
But what if what if I don't want that anymore? Trace, please please don't.
I can't go on that roller coaster again.
We just keep doing the same thing.
And I can't live my life like that.
And I don't want to either, which is why I came home.
- But you didn't have to.
I didn't ask you to.
- I know, I know, and I love you for that.
But I'm here to stay.
It'll be different this time.
Yeah, but we keep just having the same conversation.
Every time we do this, it just hurts more and I can't hurt any more than I already have, so Abby, I never meant to hurt you.
I know.
But I can't go back.
And neither should you.