Easy (2016) s03e01 Episode Script

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Hey, everybody.
Welcome to - Zine - Not - Dead New - A Comics - Reading - Series.
- Series.
- Yeah.
- [WOMAN.]
- [MAN.]
Matt was telling me about this.
It means Age/Sex/Location.
I'm 13.
Male, and live in Illinois.
- "Nowhere you'd know, I think.
Haha!" "I'm 19, female in California.
I have huge tits, and I'm really fucking horny.
You know, I used to do shit like this all the time.
I don't know when I, uh, got so lazy, or just like - Well, you're busy.
- Yeah, busy, kids, but I feel like I've been playing it safe, you know, I feel like, I don't know, like I was sort of under a rock, and now I'm waking up a little, there's, like We live in one of those great cities in America There's cool shit everywhere.
- Like, get out there and see it.
- Every night.
Just the neck is like - What? - Sorry.
Yeah, but the neck is still, like, not so Sorry.
I sort of don't understand.
I mean, I feel like you were very much one of the main catalysts for opening up this marriage, and now that we are on this journey together, like, every time I wanna share with you and communicate these experiences I'm having, you you don't seem to care.
You don't ask any questions.
You You just I'm talking, and you're looking at your phone.
It's like I don't know.
I just I don't know how to even begin to address that.
I feel like I'm basically a hero in this situation, and I I'm not excited enough about all your girlfriends? We had talked about if we're gonna see other people I want you to see other people! Right, but the whole point was to tell each other about that stuff, and communicate, so it's not just like I'm a grown-ass woman.
Like, I don't wanna go to a pop-up Peruvian uh But you used to be interested in things like this.
You went to art school, for Christ's sake.
You were a performance art major.
Like, what what are you talking about? You used to This is the kind of thing you would have loved.
- So - Do you know what my life is now? Of course I know what your life is.
I'm married to you.
I sleep in the same bed with you.
I know what your life is.
I'm saying there was a component to your personality that used to be interested in things like Being married doesn't mean I have to be interested in everything he's interested in.
No, you don't have to be interested in the actual thing I'm interested in.
I do think when you love someone, and you see them come home and they're excited, that you could be excited - that I'm excited about life.
- You're right.
You're right.
You're right! You don't have to see the cartoon art.
I'm sorry, but when you work Uh - I have so little free time.
- It's not - I'm enjoying these - Excuse me.
I have so little free time.
I'm working my fucking ass off for not enough, frankly.
And it's not going well right now, so maybe when I get home, I don't really wanna hear about what exciting, you know uh you know this this evolution, this journey that you're on.
And do you think you need to talk about these things with her in order for the expansion to continue that you're feeling, or No, but I guess I'm afraid that if we don't talk about it, we will just continue to grow apart.
- Hey, Kyle.
- Trevor, what's up? - Not much, man.
How are you doing? - Good.
What are you working on? I'm trying to finish this play that I've been writing for forever.
Oh, okay.
Right on, man.
- You'll see a bunch of me this summer.
- Sounds good.
This is all new.
Haven't seen this whole part of the park before.
- Oh, you haven't? - No, it's awesome.
I just like how they knock down trees for kids to play on.
- How are you? - Good, how are you doing? [SIGHS.]
What's up? Um [ANDI.]
You good? Oh, uh, yeah.
Yeah, I'm just in my head.
I would like to, um try moving things back into, like, a more friendly space.
I've been hanging out with some other people and [KYLE.]
I, uh I just I saw Amy today, and, uh, yeah.
We had a weird conversation.
- Oh, I'm sorry, honey.
- It's okay.
Was it like that you kind of like - The usual, so - Yeah.
- Complicated shit.
- Yeah.
I just have a hunch that maybe I need a little bit more space.
You know, you, like, have all the things that I also want - Yeah, I get it.
- already, so Um Yeah, I don't wanna stop you from having those things.
Thank you.
I really, like, appreciate you understanding.
I've been kind of nervous about this for the past few days.
- Really? - Yeah.
How do I best handle this for you? Do you want me to bug off and not contact you anymore? - No, I wanna be friends.
Like, I - be friends? We were friends before and I would love to keep hanging out with you - and keep being friends.
- Great, I'd like that too.
I feel like we could probably kinda easily transition into a mode that's just a little less romantic.
- Friends.
- Well, if you wanna talk about it - Actually, I kind of don't.
I appreciate that.
I'll snap out of it before the party.
I just sort of - I love you.
- Love you, too.
You excited to see Ryan? - I'm so excited.
- Yeah.
I can't believe this is happening.
It's been a while.
Hello? [LAUGHS.]
- No.
No! - Yes.
- No! Hi! - Hi.
What are you doing here? - I'm here hanging out with you.
- I missed you so much.
- Missed you, too.
- This guy - Hey, man, good to see you.
- Hey, man.
Eight shows a week so, you know, Monday night was the only night free - Brutal.
- Yeah.
- Well, you look good.
- Thanks.
Also, it was coming out in the most the most heightened way, - in the most heightened moment.
- Yeah.
And all alone on stage, digging through a pile of sand for a very specific prop that I had to Well, it was probably great.
It was probably, like, super high stakes.
I feel like you said that at the time.
- They are so cute.
- Thank you.
- Just adorable.
- They are cute.
They got summer camp, the other one's playing baseball.
So wait, does that mean he's, what? He has so much attitude, you wouldn't believe it.
He does? Well, I know where he gets that from.
- What? - Nothing.
- [ANDI.]
- Sorry, what? When are you having babies? [WOMAN LAUGHS.]
Is he mad at me? - [ANDI.]
No, he's got a thing going on.
- 'Cause he's just [ANDI.]
He has, like, a friend drama going on that he was upset about before we even got here.
It was totally unexpected, - this thing he's dealing with.
- [MAN.]
With someone else? - [ANDI.]
- Okay.
And you? How are you? Are you okay? Love that.
- I'm great.
- You are? - You - I'm doing great.
I feel, I always feel like you're kind of BS-ing me.
I'm not.
I I ha.
I wish that that - you didn't feel that way.
- I like it.
No, I No, it's just 'cause, like, I still, like, you have a feeling of being around you is being around, like The only word I have is, like, "royalty," right? Like someone who is just, like - [SCOFFS.]
- Well, I just remember you being You're out of your mind.
I remember you being super good, and me being like, "That girl is so fucking good.
" And I just wanted to be around you.
It was like, "Whoa.
" Um So whatever BS you're getting from me is probably just me sorta still, like, thinking, like, "Check me out, just hanging out talking to you.
Like, even now, like, 15 years later, there's always gonna be that sense of - that.
You're such a dork sometimes.
Yeah, that I will take, and I will accept that.
That was so nice.
It was a good dinner.
It was a good dinner.
I had the longest, weirdest conversation with Ryan.
- Oh, yeah? - And I have no idea how this happened, but I ended up telling him that we were open.
- Really? - I didn't mean to.
It was so weird.
- How did that come up? - Yeah, it's so weird it'd come up.
- No, what was weird about it is that it wasn't weird.
It was very natural.
And we just were having this talk, it was just We just He was telling me all about Sadie and his life in LA and, like it's such a this huge part of my life now.
- Sure.
- I'm sorry if I - Are you upset that I told him? - No, it's okay.
You told him just 'cause it came up or you told him 'cause you're hoping some other stuff will come up? [CHUCKLES.]
No? You're not interested at all? I mean, I'm um, I mean, we have chemistry.
- Mm-hm.
- But that's not why I told him.
It wasn't, like It wasn't a sexy moment.
- I wasn't trying to be - There was no preplanning or strategy? - Definitely not.
- Definitely not? I don't think I would have told him if I was planning it.
Also, he's married and not open, so.
That is true.
He is married and not open.
He was cool about it, though.
What? - I love you.
- I love you, too.
- What? - If you're into Ryan, go for it.
Really? Sure.
You have my blessing.
That's really cool.
I don't think he's avails, but that's nice.
Thank you.
- I'm gonna go back to my phone.
Are you telling me that so I'd leave you alone? Yes.
Can I just give you a little hug? - I love you.
- You can have a little one.
- I love you so much.
- I love you, too.
So what do they have you doing today at camp? - Canoeing, yeah.
- Canoeing? Chicago River is famous for its snakes.
- Ugh, I hate snakes.
- Dragons [GIRL CHUCKLES.]
- You gotta be careful.
- Yes.
- Careful.
- Wear your life jacket.
Well, all right.
Well, have fun, you guys.
I love you.
- Love you too.
- I'll see you at four, okay? - Okay.
Bye, Dad.
- All right.
Be safe.
Watch out for sharks.
How's that comin' along? Oh.
My play? Um I don't know.
I'm kinda I'm kinda stuck at the moment.
- Ah.
- Yeah, I should get back to it.
I'd love to read it at some point, whatever you have.
- Yeah, yeah, you and me both.
Um - Yeah.
I mean, I'm hoping to have, like, a solid first draft kinda ready to show people by the end of the summer.
- Yeah, right on.
Just let me know.
- Cool.
Here you go.
Wow, thank you.
You're welcome.
Are you having fun? Yeah.
Me, too.
So he's your roommate? [WOMAN.]
Yeah, one of them.
It's kind of like a collective.
Well, casually.
Thanks for suggesting this.
I've never been to a noise show before.
He's He was great.
- No, it was really cool that you came.
- Yeah, yeah.
Are we going out? Yeah, I'm super tired.
I've got an early morning tomorrow.
- Oh, yeah? - Yeah, so I'm gonna have to rain-check.
Well, maybe we can go back to my place? I I've got a crazy day tomorrow, and I just need to be - Oh, It can't be that crazy.
- It's a little crazy.
- Mm.
- I need to be on top of things, but - You can be on top of things.
- Oh! - Mm.
I would love that, and, uh, I would love to take a rain check on that.
- Okay, yeah.
- Yeah? - Yeah? - I'll be here.
- Well, you know - Can we get together another time? - Yeah.
- Soon? - Yeah.
- I'll be in touch.
Okay? Totally.
Um, this was really - This was really nice.
- Yeah, it was super fun.
You're awesome.
- I really like you.
- Bye, Lydia.
You sure you don't wanna come to dinner with Ryan and I tonight? Yeah, I should get a drink with Amy and touch base.
You guys are gonna have a sitter tonight.
- Who is it? - Who is it? - Alex.
- [BOTH.]
Yes! Oh, my God.
Why do you love her so much? - I don't know.
- That's so weird.
- It's really hot.
- She's great.
I don't even wanna know.
So, is everything cool? Yeah, I just gotta check in and see what the friend vibe is like.
- Hi.
- Hi.
- Sorry.
How's it going? - [LAUGHS.]
- Good.
How are you? - Yeah? I'm good.
- Good.
- Good.
Come on in.
- Check it out.
- God.
- Right? I mean, come on.
- Whoa.
- It's ridiculous, right? - Yeah.
This does not look like a theater apartment.
No, someone on the board donates it to people from out of town.
- Oh, my God, it's crazy.
- That's what happens when you get a theater with actual money.
- Geez, Louise.
- Yeah, right? What's up with this art? Yeah, super fancy art.
- Fancy view.
- [SIGHS.]
- [RYAN.]
Yeah, right? - [ANDI.]
Yeah, it beats a garden apartment studio cave.
- Yeah.
- Uh, you want a beer? - Yeah.
- Okay.
- That'd be great.
Um, I was gonna make a reservation for a place, but I figured we could just walk around the neighborhood - Yeah, let's do that.
- Just find something.
- Yeah, let's figure it out.
- Cool, all right.
But then, when it was over, she sort of, like, she sort of, like, shoved me against the wall and, like, kissed me and was like, "Come back to my place!" Oh, so she thought it was going well.
I don't know what she thought.
But then there was this invitation on the table, and, uh your pal Kyle turned her down.
- Wow, congratulations.
- Thank you.
Not where I thought that story was going.
- Really? - [LAUGHING.]
Cool, good.
How'd you, uh, meet this lovely young lady? I met this lovely young lady on an app called Tinder.
- Oh, very nice.
- Mm-hm.
- Swiped right.
- You went back on Tinder.
- Yeah, I'm back on Tinder.
- Mm.
- Yeah.
- When did you get back on Tinder? - Recently.
I went to the park with you, had some ice cream, got back on Tinder.
- The order of events.
- Like that? [KYLE.]
That's fair.
- Oh, hello.
- Hey.
- How are you? - Good, how are you? - What's up? Nice to see you.
- Yeah.
- How's it going? Good.
Um, this is my friend, Kyle.
- Kyle? Malcolm.
- Malcolm.
- Nice to meet you.
- This is Ziyad.
- I'm Ziyad.
- Hey.
- I'll get us a table out back.
- I'll get beers.
- Nice to meet you.
- Yeah, you too.
Good to see you.
- So, hey.
- Hey, how are you? - I'm great, how are you doing? - I'm good.
What can I get ya? - Two Tecates, please.
- Right.
- Thanks.
Um - Yeah.
- Whatcha been doin'? Like, nothin'.
Just kinda hangin' out at home, not doin' much, so Figured, got to take advantage of the day - hang out.
- Sure.
- Yeah.
- Yeah, nice.
- It's eight bucks, please.
- Thanks.
Just keep it.
- Cheers, man.
- Um Would you guys like to hang out with us on the patio? Uh Uh, yeah, we'll probably maybe we'll finish these beers and then we'll come out.
- Perfect.
See you in a sec.
- See you in a sec.
- Nice to meet you, man.
- You, too.
- Stop it.
Is he one of the - guys that you're dating? - Yes.
Wow, crazy.
And that was just a coincidence? I almost had a feeling that was gonna happen.
- Really? - I mean, I don't - A little psychic intuition? - Just a tiny moment.
I'm very embarrassed.
I'm really sorry.
Why are you embarrassed? He's hot.
Yeah? You like him? - Yeah.
Good for you.
How do you wanna handle this? Do you wanna go out on the patio, and Well, we can, like, finish up here.
I mean Do you want me to take off? No, I mean, do you wanna go - I'll be your wingman.
- Seriously? Yeah, that's what friends are for.
Um Okay.
I mean, I would like to [CHUCKLES.]
Who brought it up with you guys? - I did.
- You did? Was that because you were bored with - Um - him? No, I'm never bored with him, but we definitely didn't wanna have sex.
- Mm.
- Or I didn't wanna have sex.
- Right.
- If we're being honest.
Yeah, we're gonna let's be honest.
It made me feel really bad, because it made him feel bad.
- Right.
- It wasn't his fault.
It just was - Time? Where life had gone? - I don't know.
We've been together - since we were kids, basically.
- Right.
I just feel like you get locked into patterns of thinking and behavior, and then you're taking care of each other in a way that sort of shuts down the what's alive about your relationship.
- Mm-hm.
- Which feels really nice, you feel safe.
- And you're a family - Right.
And you love each other, but you you shut down the part of yourself or or the part of the other person Like, we all sorta have to shut ourselves down in order to, like, stay.
- Yeah, it's a hoot.
- I think that No.
I just think that that sort of, like, kills desire at a certain point, and I love the feeling of being safe and knowing that he loves me forever and I love him forever.
But it also - Like, there's nothing to traverse.
- Right.
I think that's what desire is.
I think it's, like, it's it's not having all of something, you know? Right.
I don't know.
- Oh, my God, this is, like - I don't know what desire is.
It's like wanting to get inside another human being, you know? - Yeah.
- But if you're already inside them - If you guys are so enmeshed - Then you're just trapped.
- Inside and trapped.
- Trapped with nowhere to go.
- It's like, "I already know what this is.
" - Right.
It's really hard to get eroticized by someone that is basically you.
I dropped an e-cigarette into my wine and it started going crazy.
- Oh, man.
- Then I tried to drink it.
- Not very rock and roll.
- I drank the wine afterwards, and then I had a panic attack on stage.
Yeah, that's just me.
I'm like, not This is good for me.
You're dashing my rock and roll fantasies, because inside of every actor is really, just, truly a frustrated musician.
So, I need more of this.
I need to know that it's not as glamorous as I think.
I just got a text from Charles.
He's having people over.
Hanging, like, chill-hangs.
If you guys would like to come, that would be awesome.
As much as I love a chill-hang, I gotta throw in the towel.
- Well, man - Super fun, though.
- Nice to meet you.
- Pleasure.
- Yeah, we appreciate it.
- Bummed you're not hanging.
- Good meeting you.
- But good to see you.
All right.
- Have a good night.
- You, too.
- You sure you don't wanna come? - I'm positive.
Have a great time.
- Let's hang out soon? - Yeah, absolutely.
- Okay.
- Be in touch.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
I actually don't care.
- You're crazy! - No, I don't care.
- You have to get on board.
- Crazy.
Hey, perverts, this is my friend Kyle.
We're gonna go upstairs, okay? - Hi, Kyle.
- Hey, man.
- Hey, guys.
- See ya.
- Later.
I swear, if we're quiet enough, we'll hear that dude come.
Welcome to my princess palace.
We've got sort of a fun sink area Yeah, super fun.
Storage space Dirty laundry.
Have a seat.
Um How was your day? Um My day was okay.
How's your night goin'? - Okay, cool.
Pretty good.
- What are you doin'? - Just chillin'.
I'm just drawing.
- Thanks for having me over.
- I'm so glad - I'm so excited.
I'm actually, um If you wanna draw, we I find it very therapeutic.
Like - if you've had, like, a hard day, uh - Oh.
You said you had a long day.
We can draw.
I can also draw you if you want.
Um - Okay.
Um - Yeah, it'll be really fun.
Really, it'll be really It'll take just a second, you know.
Unless you're excited to play with my watercolors, then you're super welcome to, but I just figure [GIGGLES.]
Yeah, totally.
Yeah, totally.
Gettin' that hair Look at those eyes! Nice.
That's really great.
Oh, hey.
Um, yeah, totally.
That that can totally wait.
Just throw that Um, it's fine.
You wanna do sex now? Okay.
Okay, I'm just gonna There we go.
Wait, let me get Okay, let's get Yeah, like that.
Um Okay.
- Yeah? - Yeah.
Mm! Okay.
Back then, I was, like, so would have just been over the moon if you were in any way - available.
- Really? - Oh, my gosh, yeah.
- Why? Because I was so into you.
- Oh, my gosh.
- You were? - No.
- Oh, yeah.
I was into you.
- You were? - I had an insane crush on you.
- Mm - No.
Um - Um - I'm sorry if I - Your hair is all fucked up.
- I It is? Oh.
Um I am I don't know I don't know what just happened, and I'm gonna go, but - I want you to stay, but if you - Sip for the road.
- Uh - Yeah, but if you - No, no, no, no.
We - If you stay, then I don't know what - I think we know.
- And I can't.
But thank you.
Thank you.
- Oh.
Uh - Okay.
- This never happened, by the way.
- Okay.
- Never happened.
- We were hanging out.
- Great seeing you.
Good to see you, too.
I'll talk to you.
- Talk to you later.
- Okay.
I am so sorry.
I just realized what time it is.
It's okay.
Um Yeah.
That was really sexy, though.
That was awesome.
I had such a good time.
Yeah, it was pretty good.
It's just I didn't I didn't know I was gonna be out so late.
Don't forget anything in your hurry.
I think I have everything.
I got my phone, wallet, keys.
- I gotta split.
- Totally.
I get that.
Um - Yeah.
- All right.
- I can't on a moral level let you do that.
- You are savage.
- I don't think it's ethical.
- Come on, man.
- What do you think about See you guys.
- Later, Kyle.
- See ya.
- Nice to meet you, man.
- Get home safe.
- That guy comes to my restaurant a lot.
- Oh.
- That guy? - Quiche.
- Quiche? - Quiche.
- Hi.
- How was it? - It was great.
- They went right to bed.
- They went I know.
- Camp must have worn them out.
- I think it's, like, worn them out.
All right.
- Oh, do you have a car? Did you drive? - Yeah, I drove.
Here you go.
- Thank you so much.
- Thank you so much, Alex.
You're so sweet.
They love you so much.
- They got so excited you were coming.
- So cute.
- Do they? That's so sweet.
- Yeah.
How was your night? - It was great.
- Oh, awesome.
- It was amazing, actually.
- Cool! [LAUGHS.]
- Okay, I'll see you.
- Okay.
I'm gonna watch you walk to your car, okay? [SHUTTER CLICKING.]
- Hey.
- Hey.
What's up? What's up? How was your night? Oh, it was so great.
How was the, uh friend hang? It was good.
- It was a good first friend hang.
- Are you Yeah? Are you in the friend zone now? I guess, yeah.
- Yeah? - For now.
- That's nice.
- How was Ryan? Oh, he was so great.
- Yeah? - He's such a - He's just such a sweetheart.
- Any flirting? Any vibes? Mm - Leave it at that.
- Teensy.
Teensy vibes.
- Can't deny it.
- [YAWNS.]
I'm gonna take a shower before I hit the hay.
- Love you.
- I love you.
- Glad you're home.
- Yep.
Me too.