Everwood s02e10 Episode Script

Unhappy Holidays

Hello? Anybody home? Delia? Ephram? Holidays are a time we enact age old rituals, solemn rites passed down from one generation to the next.
A time for family and friends and good cheer.
They're also a time for giving and receiving, a time for surprises.
Who finds Hanukkah paper in Everwood? That's right.
I do.
Some surprises are hidden in boxes, wrapped up in colorful paper and ribbons.
Still others we carry inside, concealed in our own hearts while we wait for just the right moment to reveal them.
- What do you like? - You.
What about me? Is he in there? I don't think so.
Hello? See, nobody's home.
I told you.
No.
I gotta get Delia from next door and your dad's gonna be home any minute.
Your nose is all red.
Well, we can't.
We made a pact.
Well, I can't be tied to some pact when you're standing there, looking all cute with your red nose.
I'm sorry.
I just can't.
I'm just not ready to do anything in the house.
What if your dad comes in? I locked the door.
Like he won't figure that out.
I mean, he's a brainsurgeon For God's sake.
Oh, don't let the fancy title fool you.
He's totally clueless.
We could be making outright on top of him.
He'd have no idea.
If we don't tell him, he's just gonna figure it out on his own.
He's not gonna figure it out.
I'm telling you, he's in his own world half the time.
The other day, I spilled some soda on the couch, right? He told me to clean it up and instead, I just waited till he left the room and flipped the pillow over.
The man is dense.
No, he's not.
You should be thankful to have such a cool dad.
Oh, sure, he's cool.
When you're here.
Instead of 6 to 9, come by in the morning and I tell you, you'll be astounded by his lameness.
Ephram.
I can't.
It's wrong.
OK.
OK.
I swear, I'll promise to tell my dad about us.
If you promise to teach me that tongue curl thing you were talking about.
OK.
Five minutes.
But then we get back to Delia.
- Dad.
- Dr.
Brown.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? Unfortunately, not all surprises are good ones.
"Unhappy Holidays" This is beyond unacceptable! This is in some other universe of unacceptability! I think you might be overreacting a little bit.
Overreacting?! I think not! Maybe you think this is just another example of my uncool lameness, Ephram.
But I don't think it would be possible to overreact to this! How long has this been going on? Not long.
I wanted to tell you.
Yeah, so I heard, right after the tongue curling lessons.
It's a good thing I was in the closet just now.
Yeah, what was that about anyway? You spying on me now? Whatever happened to the right to privacy? When you're 16, there is no privacy! This is why there's no privacy when you're 16- this! Look, doctor, this whole thing was an accident.
It started out as kind of a kissing thing, and then it just - it kind of - No, this is none of your business.
None of my business?! She's 20, you're 16! I hired her! I brought her into my house! I think aiding and abetting a felony makes it my business! OK.
I'm 16.
So what? So would it be better if I was having sex with somebody my own age? Ephram! Dr.
Brown, I swear we did not have sex.
No sex at all.
The fact of the matter is Madison isn't your age, and whether you like it or not, that makes all the difference.
My first thought is to fire you, and then to kill you.
And maybe kill you a little, too.
Here's what we're going to do.
Firing you would be unfair to Delia, who's the only one I don't want to suffer for this.
Whatever has been going on between you two is over as of now.
No - no way! Completely and permanently! We are going to go back in time before any of this ever happened, and we are going to start over.
Is that understood? - This is bullsh— -Totally.
This whole thing was a mistake.
It never should've happened.
I'm sorry, Dr.
Brown.
I think you should go home now, Madison.
And, Ephram, go to your room.
Wait, Madison – Don't do it! You even think about it, she's fired and you're grounded for life.
Crumbs! Watch the crumbs! Relax, it's just Grandma and Pop-Pop.
I'll relax when they've gone home or died.
I like Grandma Roberts.
As it should be.
To you, she's a sweet, doting grandmother.
To others, she's a 70-year-old thorn.
An impacted, infected, painful thorn.
We're home! Hello, sweetheart! Hey, Grandma! Hey, pop-pop! Ah! So, Harold, you sent Rose to pick us up by herself.
Are you not feeling well? Sorry to disappoint you, but I'm perfectly healthy , Mother Roberts.
Could you get our bags, darling? I know your father isn't much for the exerting.
Sure thing, Grandma.
So, how are you, Herb? Huh? O-o-o-oh, fine, fine! How 'bout a scotch, huh? Yeah, I don't blame you.
So, where's my beautiful granddaughter? I'm sure she'll be here shortly.
Yes, I'm sure she will be from where she is.
Interesting.
She's not exactly - Oh, no need to explain.
I'm sure you know what you're doing.
Take those up to your parents' room.
That's a good boy.
Our room? Uh, actually I was thinking that -you would sleep - - I need to pee.
You know, you don't always have to, um, buy something.
You could just come in and, you know, say "hi.
" Um, I really needed these thumbtacks.
Really, really? For what, may I ask? For this corkboard thing that I have in my house that I tack things on at night, and I have very delicate thumbs.
Hey, um, my shift's over in 20 minutes, if you want to hang out the rest of the day.
I would love to, but my grandparents just flew in from Arizona.
I was supposed to be home, like, a half hour ago.
Hey.
Big family turkey thing? Yeah, it should be a party.
Three generations of people who hate each other fighting over who gets the white meat.
It's great.
But it's probably like that at your house, too, so uh no, we don't really do holidays at my house.
We're not so big on traditions.
Really? So, what are you going to do tomorrow? I don't know.
Probably nothing.
Well, you should come to my house.
No, I'm serious.
There's going to be, like, a thousand people there.
It's not like one more person's going to kill anyone.
Plus my mom makes this great cranberry thing that I think you would love.
You're really sweet, you know that? No, I just I don't believe we've met.
Grandma.
Edna Harper, Amy's favorite grandmother.
Hi.
It's Tommy Callahan.
Um, well, I gotta get back to work, but, uh, it was a real pleasure to meet you, Mrs.
Harper.
I guess I'll see you tomorrow at dinner.
I guess you will.
Who's the new co-pilot? Nobody.
Just a guy.
"Just a guy," my boots.
No granddaughter of mine goes around holding hands with a guy who's "just a guy.
" See you and your friend at the big turkey day gorge-athon.
Bye, Grandma.
You're lucky the burn only involved the outer layer of skin.
This could've been a lot worse, Charlie.
Yeah.
Hey, doc, say "cheese.
" I'm going to "e" this to Billy.
He's such a wuss.
Who's Billy? And more importantly, why would he be interested in a picture of your foot? My friend.
He bet me he could do it longer, but he totally bailed.
He barely put his foot on the coal before he quit.
Are we done? Yep, we're done.
But I gotta tell ya, I'd still like to know why you'd burn yourself like this, Charlie.
Pretty dangerous game to be playing just for kicks, don't you think? We weren't playing.
We were practicing.
For what? Me and Billy are doing the firewalk tomorrow, and we decided to try it ahead of time, just to see.
I don't understand.
I mean, your father made you do this? Is this some kind of Thanksgiving tradition in your family? No way, dude.
Thanksgiving isn't exactly big out on the reservation.
Did your father bring you here today? Maybe I could talk to him.
I took the bus.
The doc at the res would've told him.
That's why I came here.
You're free, right? Yeah, but I'd still like to talk to your father.
You know, with your foot in this kind of condition, I don't think you should be placing it on any hot coals for a while.
Well, I gotta do it now.
Hey, can I have a cane? Sorry, we're all out.
How 'bout some crutches? Nah, those are lame.
It's all good.
Am I missing something here, Edna? I mean, I know that conditions on reservations can be pretty rough, but this seems so outdated.
Oh, boy, here we go.
Look, if you think his tribe needs to be dragged into the modern era, the reservation is out on highway 70.
Go give 'em hell, big chief nosey pants.
It sounds like the music from when they killed Bambi's mom.
It's normal for people to get depressed around the holidays.
That's a good-looking Pilgrim you got there.
It's the eyelashes.
It makes him look prettier.
Hey, it looks like you're running low on construction paper.
It's OK.
I have more in my room.
Well, if you go get it, I'll help you guys out.
Madison Please don't.
Don't what? I'm just trying to figure what's going on.
Nothing's going on.
It can’t.
I mean, you heard your dad.
Screw my dad! I don't care what he says.
Well, I care what he says.
He's not totally wrong, either.
How could he not be wrong? He doesn't even know what we're about.
We're not about anything.
We are not anything - not anymore.
Why, 'cause he says so? You can’t just turn your feelings off like that.
Yeah, I can.
Well, I don't believe you.
Look, I knew that it was wrong.
I knew that it wouldn't work.
I knew that not telling your dad would make things worse.
I'm three for three.
I'm going to quit now.
You know, you said you liked me.
You said I made you undone.
I don't know what that means exactly, but it's a good thing.
And it doesn't just go away - not if you really care about somebody.
There's no way you don't still have those feelings.
Ephram, I can’t.
That's not the same thing.
"Can't" is because of my dad.
"Don't" is because of you.
I brought green down, too, just in case.
Can’t or don't? Just tell me.
Don't.
Well that was just about the worst night of sleep I've ever had.
And good morning to you, too.
I thought you'd be doing us a favor by letting us sleep in your bed, but I can’t imagine the sleeper sofa's any worse.
It's a wonder Rose isn't in traction.
Oh, and where are you hiding the good toilet paper? That stuff you've got is like sackcloth.
I brought the stuff for the fruit salad, junior.
You should be more careful with it, Edna.
It's no good if it's bruised.
Bruised? I doubt you can do much through a can of Del Monte.
How are you, Carol? How was your trip? Well, uh, Rose had to pick us up by herself, but it was uneventful.
You still married to the black man? Okay, Mother, let's, uh, let's just get out to the kitchen, shall we? Oh! How your wife was spawned from that woman's loins, I'll never know.
Good thing she inherited the recessive genes.
She's insufferable.
Absolutely insufferable.
It's a wonder Herb hasn't just killed her in her sleep.
I'd testify on his behalf.
I'd visit him in prison every day just to thank him.
Hey, I met Amy's new boyfriend.
Seems like a nice kid.
Boyfriend? Since when does Amy – Rein it in there, cowboy, she wasn't on her way to Vegas in a wedding gown.
He's just some boy.
Works at the drug store.
I think his name was Tommy Calla something.
Anyway, you'll meet him at dinner.
He's coming to Thanksgiving dinner? Here? Since when is this – You might want to mix those.
I'll be back with Irv in a few hours.
Uh, pardon me, I'm looking for Mr.
Grey.
Boss.
- Hi.
- Hi.
Looking for a player's card? Oh, no, no.
I'm Andrew Brown.
We spoke on the phone earlier.
Yes, of course! Welcome.
Thank you.
Uh I'm guessing this is your first time.
Uh, to a casino, no, but to a reservation this is a reservation, right? Yes, it is.
Is it always this crowded? Uh, most days.
We had an accounting convention last week - packed.
Listen, the reason I came here – About Charlie, I know.
He told me about what happened.
Practicing for the firewalk.
What a nut.
Look, I know I'm involving myself in a culture I can’t claim to understand, but I'd feel remiss if I didn't say something about how dangerous, you know, walking on fire actually is.
This is something we've been doing for centuries, and, uh, we haven't lost a foot yet.
You don't strike me as a family that hangs onto outdated traditions.
See that waitress? She's wearing a Sioux Indian headdress and Comanche shoes.
The necklace she has is from a tribe that my tribe used to kill.
It's a hodgepodge that would've made my grandfather cry.
So much changes and so much gets lost, but you have to grab onto tradition where you can.
Embrace the new, revere the old.
Well, if you revere walking, you'll let Charlie wait a few weeks.
Give him some time to heal.
It's supposed to blizzard this weekend.
My son has to walk before the first knee-high snowfall.
It's the time of the sojourn, when the gods would guide the tribe into the winter encampment.
Besides, it's too late to cancel the caterers.
Indian bar mitzvah, huh? Well, I'd hate to tell you what I spent on the band.
Look, I know you're worried, but my son will do the firewalk, just like I did before him and the forefathers before me.
So, how 'bout we set you up with a few chips, on the house.
Maybe you can help us buy back Manhattan.
You are the best cook.
Absolutely.
Hey, guys, can I help? You bet! Grab a peeler.
Um would it be OK if I invited someone for dinner? I know it's kind of short notice, but – A friend from school or Yeah, kind of, but he transferred.
Oh, so it's a "he," is it? Oh, it's nothing like that.
His family's kind of messed up, and he was going to spend Thanksgiving all alone.
And I told him that your cranberry sauce is the most amazing thing.
Well, it's true, it is.
I know.
I just thought he could spend the holidays, and you're always saying the holidays are a time to be charitable and to be Of course you can ask him, sweetheart.
Really? Thanks, Mom! Wow.
Was that Amy being happy? Oh, don't say that word out loud.
You might jinx it.
Uh, Amy.
Amy, what's his name? Tommy Callahan is coming over for dinner? Oh, man! What does that mean - "oh, man"? Well, I didn't know he got out of rehab.
Amy's – Amy's dating an alcoholic? Got busted last year with a crapload of crystal meth, like, five baggies worth of weed.
But he might've just been selling the pot.
So he's a dealer as well as a junkie? That's wonderful.
Bright, are you sure about this? Because if these are simply rumors Look, all I know is he got kicked out of County two years ago.
For drugs? No, tried to burn the school down, so he's kind of an arsonist, too.
Might wanna hide the matches.
How are those potatoes coming? No fingertips in there yet, I hope.
Ephram, you gotta stand closer to Madison.
That way you're both in the little box.
Enough with the camera, Delia.
It's the new tradition, remember? You started it last year.
OK, Madison, you have to look into the camera and tell me what you're grateful for.
OK, um this just needs to marinate for a few hours.
And, uh, as far as the turkey goes You're not leaving, are you? I have to, sweetie.
But you said your parents went to Florida for Thanksgiving, and you'd eat here with us.
Ow! Let me see that.
No.
I got it.
I'm fine.
Really, it's fine.
I'm sorry, I have to go.
I'm sorry.
But you're coming back, right? You know, I can’t come back anymore.
I can’t.
You did this.
Honey, would you go upstairs for a minute, please? No.
You couldn't stand that I was finally happy, that I had somebody and you didn't.
It was wrong, and I couldn't just turn my back on it! Madison knew that, and she agreed with me.
She agreed with you because you threatened her! Why did you threaten Madison? Don't you like her? Of course I do, but not for dating your brother.
You're dating Madison? Like, with kissing? You say you want me to grow up, but you don't.
You want me to stay a kid forever so you can do all that stupid father-son stuff that you think you missed out on and feel guilty about, but you know what? It's too late.
I'm a man, and I'm going to make my own decisions.
No, you're not a man.
If you were, you'd realize how childish you're being right now.
Upsetting your sister, blaming me for your mistakes.
I'm sorry that you're hurting, and I know that this must be difficult for Madison as well, but you two have put me in an impossible situation! How could something be impossible if it's happening? It was.
It was great, and you couldn't deal with it, so you had to make it impossible.
You make my entire life impossible! This isn't a question of what I can deal with, Ephram! Yes, it is! You're alone.
That's your problem.
OK, that's fine.
I'm not you.
I don't wanna be like you.
If Madison and I want this, that is all that matters.
No, it's not all that matters! I shouldn't have to be alone just 'cause you are! There we go.
Oh, that's beautiful! Well, I think we've waited long enough.
Well, everybody, this is Tommy.
Tommy, this is my mom, everybody.
Hi.
Hi, Tommy.
Thank you for, uh, having me, Mrs.
Abbott.
Well, thank you.
You're late.
Oh, it's my fault, sir.
The only flowers left at the first place were kind of dead, so I had to drive around and find a place that was open and, uh, anyway I'm really sorry.
I'll just put these in some water.
Well, isn't he sweet as apple pie! I want him to sit here.
You going to carve that thing, Harold, or should we just dig into it with our hands? How 'bout that Spongebob float today, Delia? That was some big float, huh? Whatever.
She doesn't care about the float.
You don't know what I care about.
Have some turkey, sweetie.
I'm not hungry, and you can’t call me "sweetie" when I don't like you.
Can I please go to my room? Yes, if you'd like.
You know what's really sad? Oh, come on, don't start with me, Ephram.
We've been here a year and a half and look at this table.
There's no one here.
Doesn't that seem a little weird to you? When Mom made Thanksgiving dinner, it was fun.
We had, like, 20 people over.
That's why it was Delia's favorite holiday.
Look, we can go to your grandpa next year if you want.
OK? What I want is to be able to have a life, and I wouldn't even mind having to share it with you, but you won't let that happen.
You're so busy controlling everything and everyone that I don't even think you know what you're controlling anymore.
What is so wrong with me and Madison? Many, many things.
No, there's not.
I know the age thing freaks you out, but there's more to it than that.
I can tell.
I just can’t figure out what it could be.
She's great, she's smart, she loves Delia, she even likes you.
What is it that you're trying to stop? It's just wrong.
Can I please be excused? Sure.
Who made the plum gravy? Dad makes it every year.
It's good, huh? Got more hairs than plums in it.
Mother! So, how long have you known my daughter? Um, I don't know, I guess about two weeks now.
Oh.
How old are you? I am 17.
Dad, can we just eat, please? Just trying to get to know the boy.
So you're 17, huh? But I understand you're still a junior.
That's unusual, isn't it? I mean, normally you'd be a year ahead of Amy by now, right? - Harold - It's OK.
Um.
.
! No, you're right, Dr.
Abbott.
I, um, I took some time off.
Huh.
I notice, uh, that you're not with your family today.
They, uh, kick you out for some reason or another? No, we don't really do holidays at my house.
Oh, that's a pity.
- known felon.
- Dad! Harold, come on, now.
I think I should probably go.
Oh, piddle-paddle.
Just ignore the man.
That's what we all do.
That's OK.
Um, thank you for dinner, Mrs.
Abbott.
It was a pleasure to meet you all.
You're welcome.
Bye, Bobby.
It's OK, it's OK.
I'll see you later.
Harry, I think you crossed the line.
You think? I'd say he plowed over the line with a tractor.
Where do you think you're going? To my room.
You know that boy is not allowed back in this house ever again.
Is that clear? I'll just go to his house next time.
No, you will not.
What are you going to do about it? Who do you think you're talking to, young lady? You know, I drove to Wyoming to pick you up during one of your cries for help.
I put you on the antidepressants that you begged me for, but I will not have my daughter dating some crystal meth junkie! What was that? What did he say? She's on antidepressants and dating a crystal meth junkie.
Oh my God, he is not – And the fact that you kept this boy a secret from us just proves how manipulative you've become.
No, clearly your behavior is not the by product of some mysterious depression.
It is malicious, and it is intentional, and it is over! From now on, you will have no TV, no phone, no car, no Internet! I will take you to school, and I will bring you home, and you will not leave this house otherwise! This self-indulgent act of yours is going to stop.
Right now! You think by keeping me a prisoner in my own home that you're going to save me? From what - Tommy? You don't even know him.
As far as I can see, the only person I need to be saved from anymore is you! Amy I hate this house, I hate my school, I hate my friends, and I hate this family.
I hate everything about my entire stupid life.
So you can ground me, Dad, and you can yell at me and you can do whatever the hell you want because, honestly, I wish I was dead! I don't feel anything anymore, and you want to know the best part? I don't even care.
Just who I wanted to be annoyed by.
I could always move.
I think the people in bars on a holiday are the saddest people in the world.
They are.
Please you can dispense with the fashionable self-pity.
My daughter is dating a paroled addict.
If it were a contest, you wouldn't even rank.
My 16-year-old son is dating his 20-year-old baby-sitter.
-Barkeep, two more on my tab.
-Sure.
My son thinks that I don't want to see him happy 'cause I'm not happy.
Of course I want him happy.
Just within the confines of the law.
That's not so selfish, is it? Protecting them? No, it's common sense.
Where were you an hour ago? Storming out of my own house.
I used to look forward to going home.
There were days I'd have Louise cancel my 4:30 just so I could get back at the same time as the kids.
My whole day was trying to get done with what I had to do so I could get back to the house.
Now I'm looking for places to hide.
I'm here.
When did this become preferable? I mean, this place isn't exactly the house of joy.
You got a better idea? Are you sure you wouldn't rather just stick to the nickel slots? Hey, you got blackjack! Well, that was pleasant enough.
I see you're becoming a regular.
Oh, yeah.
So he made it.
Congratulations.
Without so much as a blister.
So now he's a man? Well I wouldn't say that.
He still doesn't want to brush his teeth until I tell him three times.
But, in the eyes of tradition, yes.
So, if it's all just for show, then why not just throw the party? I mean, I understand that the firewalk is all about preparing the young for the trials of adulthood.
Ordeal as rite of passage and all that Joseph Campbell stuff, but, uh, given his medical condition, I never would've let my son walk.
Then you would've failed him.
Truth is, Doctor, today was more of a rite of passage for me than it was for Charlie.
You saw him.
He's more worried about his cellphone reception than his feet.
Me, I don't think I was ever that scared.
When he stepped up to that fire all I wanted to do was run, and get him out of there, pull him out.
Standing there and letting it happen, watching my son come close to danger, it was the hardest thing I've ever done.
And today, he may be a man in the eyes of tradition, but today also made me ready to be the father of a man.
Ephram, please.
You were right about my dad.
We should've told him about us from the very beginning.
My mistake.
I don't think it would've made a difference.
Maybe maybe not.
But it would've been the more adult way to go about it, and that's how I'm going to do things with you and me.
-Ephram – -Look you might've had a million boyfriends before.
I've never had a real girlfriend.
I've never actually liked a girl who liked me back in the same way that I liked her at the same time.
I think it's something I got to fight for.
Fight how? We're not going to get to change your dad's mind.
Screw my dad.
He can’t stop this.
At the end of the day, the only person that can is you.
All right, let's say we convince him.
I mean, what about everybody else? Your friends, my friends, the government Well, Bush has his hands full at the moment.
And as far as my friends go, I only got two.
You're one of them, so as my friend, how would you feel about me dating Madison? I don't know, she's a pretty cool chick.
Go get your sister.
She must be an icicle by now.
Are you sure you want to go in alone? I could see if the coast is clear.
You should never have left me at that table.
I tried to stop you.
All those flashing lights, the constant noise.
Every five minutes, another drink in my hand.
I was clearly in a hypnotic state.
How could you let me continue? What were you thinking? I was thinking you'd quit after the first two grand.
Seven thousand dollars in three hours.
It was two and a half, actually.
You're not helping.
Indians on Thanksgiving.
I should've known.
You made a fire.
Oh, we hadn't used the fireplace yet this fall.
I figured it was about time.
I haven't even cleaned the flue yet.
I did it.
And I haven't brought the wood in from the backyard.
I did it.
I saw Madison tonight.
I'm going to keep seeing her, and there's nothing you can do to stop me.
I know.
I'm not going to try.
I'm going to let you do this, Ephram.
I think it's wrong.
I think you're making a big mistake, but I think I have to let you make it.
Gotta admit, not the direction I thought this conversation was going.
I also want you to know that, uh, that my concerns about this, um Relationship? My concerns have nothing to do with you - not in the way that you think.
But that doesn't mean you're ready for something like this, and it doesn't mean that I'm ready to watch you go through something like this.
But I value what we've been building here too much to risk destroying it by - by trying to stop you.
I also know that if I forbid you to see Madison, it'll just make it that much more appealing to you.
This isn't some act of rebellion.
This is real, Dad.
I know it is.
You should've been honest with me from the beginning.
I know.
I'm sorry.
I just it all happened so fast.
I didn't have a chance to think about it.
Yeah, well, life's like that sometimes.
I cannot even begin to imagine what you were thinking! I mean, after the day we've had, I have to have not one, but two calls from credit card companies to see if our card has been stolen because someone is running up a tab, they say.
A casino, Harold? Well, I hope you're proud of yourself.
Pardon me for saying this, but from where I'm standing, you're failing this family.
Mother, please.
Why? It's true.
You've lost Amy, and Bright'll never amount too much because you didn't push him enough in the beginning.
I knew when he was still little you weren't raising him right.
And now you're a profligate gambler to boot.
Oh, if only Rose had married Richard McKenna.
But she settled for you instead, a man content to follow in his father's footsteps.
And sure enough, you walked down the same dead end he did, and you dragged my legacy along with you.
Mother, just shut up! Well, excuse me? I said shut up.
How dare you come into our home and pass judgment like that.
Harold may have screwed up big time tonight, but he's as fine a husband as any man.
And don't you ever say that I settled.
I am the lucky one here, Mother, because as good a husband as he is, he's an even better father.
His only fault may have been to love his kids too much sometimes.
Everything he ever did was to help them, not to tear them down like you constantly did with your children.
Rose, how can you say that to me?! Easy, because she's right.
Why do you think the kids never come to visit us? Now you go upstairs and you pack so we can leave these people in peace first thing tomorrow.
Now, I know you two aren't having an easy time of it right now.
Me, I wouldn't wish parenthood on my worst enemy.
But I wish you both luck.
You're always in my prayers.
Good night, Daddy.
Oh, good night, Rosebud.
Good night, Harold.
So, are you back for real? That's the plan.
So, can we go back to how it was before? You're my babysitter? Well, yes and no.
I'm still your babysitter, but it's not going to be exactly like it was before.
Sometimes when we're together, I won't be your babysitter, you know? When Ephram's around.
Exactly, and I don't want you to be upset with your dad or Ephram.
We're all just going to start over from scratch.
We do that a lot around here.
You know? I gotta talk to your dad for a minute, OK, sweetie? And thank you for my job.
Sit down, Madison.
I've got to ask you something.
Sure, what is it? Do you remember your first love? Yeah, of course I do.
Then you remember how it felt when it ended? That agonizing kind of pain? It really only does happen once, but it stays with you forever.
Ephram hasn't felt that yet.
He's had crushes, and some pretty good ones, too, but he's never had a girlfriend.
You'll behis first.
Yeah, he told me that.
I didn't mean for this to happen.
In my head, I know that it doesn't make sense, but I felt it, you know? I guess maybe I should think more and feel less.
Or maybe I'm naive enough to think that it could work, too.
I know Ephram thinks he's a man, and I know you see him that way, too.
but he's not.
He's just a boy, and his heart is wide-open.
So be careful with it.
Amy, will you please come down and say goodbye to your grandparents? Let's not take this out on them.
Amy Nicole, will you open this door, please?! That's just enough.
Amy, come out here this instant! Amy! Well, fine.
Fine, I'm coming in.
Amy? Rose.
This one! No, this one's bigger! Wait a minute, what was the deal? Nothing bigger than the house.
Right.
Hey, there.
Hi.
Find anything you like? Not yet.
Come on, Dad, let's keep looking.
You keep looking, honey, and let me know what you pick.
OK, but then we'd have to get home fast or it'll die.
I didn't know the Browns celebrated Christmas.
Delia proudly identifies with being Jewish until it's time to pick the tallest tree on the lot.
Listen Andy, whatever you're about to do, or say, you don't - you don't have to.
Let's just skip it, OK? Really.
No, I can’t.
I owe you an apology.
I've been avoiding you lately.
I noticed.
I can’t help it.
I have this laundry list of reasons to - to avoid you spinning around in my head.
Not being sure, being concerned about your health, being afraid how my kids are going to react.
Not to mention the fact that you've shown absolutely no interest in me whatsoever.
That's not true Isn't it? Well, as I remember, my asking you out was a pretty spectacular failure.
Your rejection of me was so sweeping.
I loved the roses.
You did? And the balloons although mylar and latex are just terrible for the environment.
Andy, you have every right to be scared for all the reasons that you said except for one.
I am interested - very interested.
It's starting to snow! First one of the year.
Oh, I've always had this obsession with the first snowfall of the year.
I don't know what it was.
I just thought it was so perfect and pure, and that it was the st— We don't know how long she's been gone.
We just thought she was up in her room pouting all night.
Most cases like this, kids come home the same day.
They're just out driving around, trying to piss off Mom and Dad.
That's not it, Roger.
She was pretty upset last night.
She said some troubling things.
What's going on? Amy's gone.
She left sometime last night.
With her friend, uh, Tommy? The sheriff spoke to Tommy.
He says he doesn't know where she is.
Let's put out an all points on Amy Abbott.
Light brown hair, brown eyes.
Height, 5' 71/2".
Weight, approximately 115.
Last seen wearing a brown skirt and black sweater.
You have affirmative.
How do you want to handle? What's that mean? Missing child.
All units, we have an AP on Amy Abbott.
Caucasian, female, 16 years of age, height is 5' 71/2".
Weight, approximately 115.
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