Finding Carter (2014) s02e03 Episode Script

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together

Previously on "Finding Carter" Baby, you do not look at all well.
You didn't belong with those people, all right? You belong with me.
I've got it under control.
You knew eventually it would come to this.
The truth has to come out.
I couldn't get pregnant.
When we decided to look for an egg donor They chose me.
I am your real mother.
That's a cop.
Go! No, please.
Run! No matter what we find out about us It doesn't change anything, if that's what you're worried about.
Crash, what the hell are you doing? The safety's on.
Call 911! God.
Is it okay that I'm here? Yeah.
But I don't want to be apart.
We had a really great thing going.
We should have it again.
I would really like that.
Crash? What are you doing here? You know what, it doesn't matter.
I don't care.
I don't want to see you.
I'm not here to see you.
I'm here to see Max.
Crash, man, you gotta knock it off.
You're a good person.
You didn't deserve what I did.
Are you out of your mind? I just saw Crash drop you off.
He almost killed you! - People change.
- Yeah, you must be right.
Because I don't know who you are anymore.
Was there something between you and Lori? I was having an affair with David Wilson when Carter and Taylor were a year old.
I can't tell Elizabeth about Lori.
This is the lie that is going to destroy us.
If you tell her now, she might forgive you.
What if your mother can't forgive me.
Elizabeth, please How could you do this? Yes, I made a decision A wrong decision.
I was in a bad place.
All these years, I trusted you.
- I'm so sorry.
- I can't even begin to understand any of this.
I should have told you years ago.
I wanted to.
You have no idea how much.
How did Carter know? She confronted me.
With what? My photo from Lori's housemate.
I guess 13 years of Carter's life wasn't enough for Lori.
She had to take you and Taylor from me too.
She hasn't taken anyone.
Taylor is your daughter.
Carter is too.
And I'm your husband.
Hey, what's going on? They're just talking.
About what? I don't know, I couldn't really hear.
Are you okay? What? Yeah.
You look like you've been crying.
I broke up with Max.
What? Why? It's just this whole Crash thing.
You know, I I get it.
I get that Max is a nice guy.
But some things are just unforgivable.
I mean, does everybody just get to do whatever they want and then it's just supposed to be okay? Tay, you're both going through so much right now.
Do you really think now is the time to break up? I was ready to give up everything for Max when he got shot.
I mean, school, my future.
And now it seems like Forgiving Crash is more important to him than I am.
That's not true.
Well, Max is fine with it, so Yeah, because he's Max.
That's not how he really feels, though.
- How do you know? - Because I do, Tay.
We're best friends.
I know how much he cares about you.
You should have told me first! Don't you think I know that? Okay, that sounds like a fight.
Well People fight.
Doesn't mean you have to break up.
I don't really want to talk about this.
Wait, don't go.
Tay? Do you think they heard? Why? Why did you sleep with her? We had two little babies.
I don't know.
I don't.
We were having problems If I could go back and change it, Liz, I swear, I would.
It's not like I don't get it.
The loneliness you felt, the sadness.
I was there, and you forgave me.
It's not about an indiscretion.
It's about what it turned into.
The horror.
She stole our daughter.
If I'd known how sick she was, you have to know, Liz, if I thought for a minute she would ever have done what she did, I would have stopped her.
I would have told you then and there.
When Carter went missing, you didn't.
You didn't say a word.
It was two years later.
I didn't know there was a connection.
But when they found her and you knew who took her I thought this was my fault.
I'm responsible for Carter's kidnapping.
And that's what I'll never get past.
- Hey, buddy.
- Good morning.
I'm supposed to get Carter.
Sorry, we were up late talking.
Family meeting in the living room.
- About what? - Who knows? But I'm not getting a "Hey, kids!, we're going to Disneyland" vibe out of it.
- They're getting divorced.
- You don't know that.
- Yes, I do.
- Nothing is certain.
This is all my fault.
I should have made him go to Elizabeth sooner.
It's not your fault.
What did you think when your parents got divorced? I thought it was my fault.
Look, maybe they'll break up, maybe they won't.
But it's not yours to fix.
I can fix this.
I do love your enthusiasm.
You're not going anywhere.
You and Taylor are gonna fix this.
Carter, I'm dumped.
Okay, I'm done.
I've gotta pack up, get my truck fixed.
Head back to Pennsylvania.
Max, please be here when I get home from school.
I'm coming! Sorry, sorry.
I'm here.
Your mom and I wanted to talk to you as soon as possible.
It's probably not a big shock.
Your mom and I, we've been having problems.
And, in order to deal with these problems, we think it's best What? Your father and I are separating.
Separating what, like living apart? - Yeah.
- Why? We've been through a lot, and we just need some time.
- For what? - It's very complicated.
But you're not getting divorced, right? No.
Definitely not.
At least Neither of us wants that.
I don't I don't understand.
Honey, we we just have some stuff that we need to work through.
But we love each other very much.
And we hope everything will go back to normal, really soon.
Are we moving? No, you are staying here.
Are you leaving? We are gonna take turns sleeping here, so when I'm not here, I'll probably stay at my office.
And your mom I don't know.
Grandma's? Isn't grandma and grandpa's anniversary party tonight? - I forgot.
- Yeah, so did I.
Grandma has this friend flying in that she wants me to meet.
Who's that? She's the Dean of Admissions at Stanford.
I mean, I know that it's selfish, but No, it's not selfish.
We'll go.
Just the two of you? No.
No, come on, we should all go.
Dad too.
I'd like that.
So, on the anniversary of my parents' marriage, I have to tell them that Mom, you don't have to tell them anything.
So, lie? It's just a lie of omission.
And, you're okay with that? I'm learning that some things are better kept private, yeah.
Okay, fine.
Cocktails at 7:00.
- Carter! Wait! - Hey.
Why are mom and dad separating? You heard them, Tay.
They have problems.
Okay, what problems? I mean, you heard them last night.
Is it Kyle, or something that Lori did? I don't know, Tay.
I told you I couldn't really hear what they were saying.
Look I don't understand any of this.
I mean, we just got our family back together.
The woman who kidnapped you is in jail.
We should be happy, but now mom and dad are separating, and you don't seem the least bit surprised.
Or pissed off.
I mean, is there something that you're not telling me? Who's number is this? You have a call from Lori Stevens at the Central County Correctional Facility.
- It's Lori.
- What? Please press one to accept.
- She's calling from County.
- My God.
Well, what did she say? I don't know, it was a recorded message Saying "press one 1 to accept" the call.
Look, I have to get to class.
Let's go.
I can't go to the party tonight.
I get it.
The next few weeks are gonna be hard.
But everything is gonna be okay.
Well, my suit doesn't fit, and the Country Club won't let me in if I'm not wearing a suit.
Is that why you can't go tonight? I told you three months ago.
Yep, you did.
All right, um You can skip school, come with me to work, and after my class we will go buy you a suit.
The water pump is leaking.
Blown head gasket.
I think the brakes are shot too.
Looks like a couple thousand dollars worth of work.
And Yeah, you need new tires.
I'll take care of it.
Yeah, I can pay in installments, I just I need to get home.
- What about rehab? - It's gonna have to wait.
Stay here.
Get your own place.
Dude, I don't have any cash.
- Get a job.
- I did have a job 'Til you shot me.
Work here.
Come on, my uncle is in his office.
- I'll introduce you.
- No, no, really.
Thank you, though.
Hey, at least let me drop you off at Carter's until your truck gets fixed.
That I will take you up on.
I don't know if I can do this.
You know, dress up and smile and pretend everything is okay.
I can't even imagine how painful this must be.
I can't.
But I know dad loves you.
So much.
Please, can you try and remember that? I'm trying, baby.
It just it doesn't seem like enough right now.
Her face, everything that she said, I just ca I can't stop thinking about it.
I have to go through every minute of our lives and try to figure it out.
I just I feel alone.
Mom I'm here.
- We're all still here.
- I know.
Thank you.
I know.
It doesn't matter what she said in that room.
Okay, she's Lori.
She knew you were listening.
She was manipulating you.
It's what she does.
But we can't let her ruin us, okay? She doesn't get to win.
You're right.
Okay What about this one? What's wrong with that one? Yeah.
Yeah! No.
- No? - I need to go shopping.
We should go shopping.
You guys need anything? Yeah, okay.
Um I don't think Taylor's home yet.
Have you talked to her? How is she doing? Not good.
Did you know she and Max broke up last night? Is that her? Okay, cool.
I'll get my purse.
What? What's going on around here? - You got it? - Yeah.
Hey! Get out of here! He was just dropping me off.
If we could just talk, detective Wilson Save it! And congratulations on escaping justice again! But you're not welcome in my house.
And you're not allowed near my family.
You need to go.
All right.
Thank you for the ride.
You, inside.
- I'll be right in.
- Carter! Mom, please.
- Why did you come here? - It's what Max said.
Okay, why couldn't you drop him off a block away? Because then there would be no chance of seeing you.
I'm sorry I upset your mom.
Yeah, well, you're not the only upsetting thing that's been happening around here recently.
I I won't come back.
Or to school, or to Bird's If that's what you want.
Is that what you want? You know, I have a lot of Really serious stuff going on with my family right now.
I can't think about this.
Does Taylor know that you're hanging out with Crash? We're not hanging out.
Is he the reason why you two broke up? Part of it, yes.
And he's worth losing her over? No, but he's not worth me walking around the rest of my life hating him.
Max he almost killed you.
He made a mistake.
Don't do that.
Don't trivialize it.
I'm not.
I just want to forgive him And move on.
Class went long.
All right, just one more thing to take care of.
Hilary, this is my son.
Hi, nice to meet you.
Hilary is my teaching assistant.
- Cool.
- The department meeting is now.
I'm supposed to remind you.
I can't make it.
Professor Martin specifically asked about you.
Well, just tell Professor Martin whatever you have to.
Grant and I are having a father-son day.
I'll say that you ate the Chicken Kiev in the cafeteria and you had to leave.
Lots and lots of it.
See you tomorrow.
Yeah, see ya.
All right? Come on.
What are we doing in here? Just trust me.
- Pick a suit.
- For what? My grandparents' party is tonight.
I'm not going to that.
- Yes you are, Max.
- What about Taylor? Yeah, Taylor will be there too.
Max My family is falling apart right now, okay? We want you there.
- My grandma wants you there! - Yeah, but Taylor Taylor is gonna have some Stanford person with her.
She'll be in a really good mood.
- It could be really good timing.
- For what? Max, you love her.
That's not the problem.
Don't you still love her? I'm not sure that she loves me.
Okay, well, how are you gonna find out if you go back to Pennsylvania? Max, you two are so good together.
Okay? I get that you've both got a lot going on.
But if you can't make a relationship work right now, can you please at least try and still be friends? Red is my color.
- I'm not dating my T.
- Why not? Because I'm married to your mother.
You and mom are separated, though.
- As of this morning.
- So, you're saying if you had more time, you'd be dating her.
No, I'm not saying that.
So you want to stay with mom? Yes.
Does mom want to stay with you? I hope so, Grant.
I really do.
You like this suit? Not really, but No one seems to care about what I like.
Hey, look, there's mom.
- Hey.
- What are you guys doing here? Grant grew out of his suit.
Well, you should have told me.
I could have taken him.
No, no, I don't mind.
I'm happy to do it.
I'm gonna go check out the video games.
Grant's feeling He needs to know I'm not going anywhere.
I'm not trying to force you out of the family, David.
I didn't say that.
I just want to reassure him.
I just don't want Grant to think that I'm the bad guy here.
That's not what this is about.
- I am not wearing this.
- It's so nice.
Mom! I don't like it.
Come on, you look amazing.
That is too revealing.
- Hi, dad.
- Hi.
Carter thinks that I should slut it up.
Carter is wrong.
Very wrong.
So, you wear it with a sweater.
Then after your meeting with the Stanford lady, then you can slut it up.
My God.
Mom, dad? Lori just tried to call me.
What? She tried to call me earlier as well.
- When? - When I was at school.
Why is she calling me? Because I hung up on her? How did she get Taylor's number? I don't know.
Maybe she looked through my phone when I was passed out? Well, this just gets better and better.
I'm calling the Warden to file a complaint.
Yeah, and we should change the girls' phone numbers.
No, you know what, it's fine, I got it.
- What are you doing? - Blocking her number.
Do you think that's gonna stop her? Why can't she just leave us alone? What does she want with us? Wow, they've really gone all out.
What is Max doing here? - Max is here? - Is he wearing my suit? - Did you invite him? - Yeah.
Grandma's crazy about Max.
Well, grandma's not his girlfriend.
- Neither are you.
- You guys are so annoying.
Really? Yes, please! You're 21? This is my grandparents' party.
Yeah, well, that's not proof of age, so Well, I'm visiting from college.
- Yeah? - What school? Stanford.
Environmental Studies with a Minor in Economics.
- Really? - I feel that it's not enough to find new ways to save the planet.
You have to really, really annoy people about it.
All right, take a drink.
Taylor, time for photos.
Okay? - Thank you.
- You're welcome.
Duty calls.
All right, Grant, why don't you come stand - in front of, grandpa.
- Come here.
Taylor and Carter right here in front of us.
And Elizabeth, come next to me.
David, you're, um I'm next to Buddy.
Yes, you are.
Okay, picture on three.
One, two - Good.
- Okay, one more for safety.
And girls, can you just switch places? - Okay, grandma.
- What difference does it make? I find it best not to argue.
Smile, everybody.
Show teeth! One more for safety.
I thought that was the safety? Mom, enough.
Something going on? Joan, why don't you do one with just the women? Sounds good to me.
Can you not direct, please, David? That's her job.
Well, actually, grandma has something else - to do with the girls.
- Okay.
Have you spoken to Max yet? Why would I talk to him? Taylor, do you really think right now is the best time to break up with someone that you care so much about? Carter, leave it alone.
Girls, I want you to meet my friend, Anne Wallace.
- Hi.
- This is my granddaughter, Taylor.
- My granddaughter, Carter.
- Hi.
So, this is Carter.
Nice to meet you.
Yeah, nice to meet you too.
So, grandma says that you guys went to school together? And I never left.
Anne is the Dean of Admissions.
Um, yeah, we heard.
So, I need to go back up.
- You be good to my granddaughters.
- Okay.
So did you fly out just for the party? I did.
And you should fly out to California sometime.
I'd be happy to arrange a campus tour.
I would love that.
I'm applying to Stanford for Environmental Studies with a Minor in Economics.
Yeah, I think that Conservation is really our only hope.
But, we need to develop the technologies and You know, find a way to market them.
Well, you've given this a lot of thought.
What about you? Me? Where do you see yourself going to school? I don't know.
Um, Taylor's the smart one.
She's got like a 4.
0 GPA.
Well, you should think about Stanford too.
Why? Because you have an amazing story.
Life experience.
Your grandmother said you'd been missing for 13 years? Well, I mean, you know - I knew where I was.
- Well, we've had some amazing women come through our school.
Each with a perspective all their own.
Sally Ride, Sandra Day O'Connor, your grandmother Yeah, and hopefully my sister one day, too.
Yes, Taylor, you're an excellent candidate.
Can I have someone from our admissions team give you a call? It was so nice to meet you.
You too, dear.
Taylor, where are you going? Have a great night.
I'm giving you an opportunity here.
I want you to think about your future.
Yeah, well Seems like the most interesting thing about me is my past.
- Whatcha doing? - Eating.
The cocktail sauce is spicy.
Don't get any on your shirt.
You know, you You look so handsome and mature in your brand-new suit.
So what's going on? Man, you know We're running low on shrimp.
I mean with your parents.
You don't tell me, I'll make you slow dance.
Mom and dad are splitting up.
I knew it.
Hey, mom.
Having a good time? How long were you gonna keep this a secret? What? Come on, I know about you and David.
I'm so sorry.
- Come on, mom.
- What? You never liked him.
You call him a loser.
Well, I shouldn't say that.
Why was I worried about telling you? This is probably the best anniversary present - you ever got.
- That's not true.
When you married him, you were so happy.
That's all I want for you.
Thank you for saying that.
But, you know, now I want you to be reasonable.
Have you have you talked to a lawyer? - I'm not talking to a lawyer.
- I'm just talk I'm thinking about the kids, you know.
You have to hold on to what you have.
Mom, I'm not going there.
People turn into the worst versions of them Okay, can you just stop with the horror scenarios? Please.
It's a separation.
Hopefully, it's temporary.
You want it to be temporary? To be honest, I don't know what I want.
I'm just so angry at him, I don't know if I can get past it.
- Hey.
- Hey.
Do you know Ralph here was in desert storm? He's got six bullet holes to my one.
Have you seen Taylor? Yeah, she went off with some handsome-y waiter guy.
All right, well let's go find her, then.
Okay, who's next? - What are you doing? - I'm up.
Let's play.
No, he can't drink.
Why not? Because you got shot.
Something tells me I'm not gonna be doing all that much drinking.
Can we talk? There are no kids here.
There's nothing for me to do.
The video room is locked, and why do I have to stay? Because it's your grandparents' party.
- Apologize.
- No need.
I get it.
A boring adult party, right? Grant, I just heard a security guard talking about some kids racing golf carts on the back green.
Why don't you take grandpa's cart? He's got the high-performance model.
You will blow them off the course.
Really? Sure.
- Cool.
- Come on.
I'll show you how to be a winner.
Thanks, Joan he's been grumpy today.
Yeah, I noticed.
He probably does need to blow off a little steam.
That's what golf carts are for.
Well, thank you.
It's nothing you wouldn't have done, eventually.
You know, don't you? Of course.
I really appreciate you showing up tonight.
This could not have been easy.
The great outdoors! Here, put this on.
No, no, no.
I can't sit.
Sitting makes me sleepy.
I'm gonna stand.
Now I'm gonna dance.
I like how you get all play-by-play Whenever you're drinking.
I'm gonna laugh at that now.
Dance with me.
No, no.
I'm I'm pushing it here already a little, physically.
Well, I can't dance for you.
That would be masochistic.
No, mis misogynistic.
Strip club-y, too.
You know? Sorry to hear about your parents.
They suck.
Everyone sucks.
There's a lot of suckage right now.
You could probably use this.
It's helpful.
Why did you come here tonight? I was invited.
Do you always do everything my grandma wants? Well, "please" is a pretty powerful word.
I wasn't ready to leave you.
I miss us.
I miss us too.
There we are.
Where? Right here.
What do you mean? I mean I think We should be us again.
You want to get back together? Yeah, I do.
Don't you? I'm confused.
I thought you were saying you wanted this.
I said I missed you.
And then you kissed me.
Yeah! Because I Well, I don't I don't know why! But You know, nothing's changed.
You still let that guy back into your life.
Taylor, I love you.
I love you too.
To the point where I can't even see straight.
But you almost died.
You know, how am I supposed to feel when you can just forgive him? Well, it's it's not easy.
Is your forgiving him more important than what it would have done to me if I would have lost you? Because that's what it feels like.
No, no, it isn't.
That isn't more important, that's just something else.
Not to me it's not.
It's the same.
When I think about how it would feel right now if you had died You know, I couldn't handle it.
And that that right there is why I need to take a step back.
And focus on my future.
Not that I can anymore, thanks to Carter.
Why? What does that mean? She ruined my life.
She's trying to help.
Well, I didn't ask for her help.
Okay, she should just stay out of it and mind her own business.
She wants us to get back together.
Well, that isn't up to her! Excuse me.
Excuse me.
Excuse me.
- Hey! - Hey.
It is my relationship, my break up! What gives you the right to keep butting in? I don't want you involved in my life! Is this about Stanford, Taylor? You, you're so selfish.
Narcissistic, controlling - Taylor.
- Delusional My God.
- You're her.
- Who? Lori.
How did I not figure this out before? I take after dad, and you take after the nut job who's in prison.
- Taylor, stop it.
- No, you stop it! You don't know what's best for me! Worry about your own life and stay the hell out of mine! So, what's in a Sex On the Beach? Taylor.
Stay away from me.
Could I get a Spritzer? Um I I got to see an I.
I mean, 20 minutes ago I was playing champagne pong with this guy, and I was kicking his ass! - Shh.
- For the record.
And now, he won't even serve me.
Girls? - Hey.
- What's going on? Grandma! We're celebrating! Carter is going to Stanford, and - And it's your anniversary! - Taylor Are are you drunk? Your daughter is drunk.
Taylor, what's going on? Nothing much.
- Maybe we should go home.
- Yeah.
No, no, no.
I want to stay.
You're embarrassing yourself.
You're embarrassing your family - in front of my friends.
- Am I? I don't even care anymore! What's the difference? You're not even my grandmother.
What's she mean by that? Grandma and grandpa, I'm really sorry.
I thought that you guys knew.
So, when were you gonna tell us? Never.
We didn't want anyone to know.
Well, we're gonna sue that clinic, and your obstetrician, too.
Yeah, and whoever gave that woman her psych evaluation.
They're really getting sued.
I think we all just want to move forward.
Okay, fine.
If that's what you want to do.
Just promise me, there's There's no more secrets, right? No.
No more secrets.
Well, happy anniversary.
Sorry I wrecked it.
- Sorry she wrecked it.
- All right, Grant.
Well, you can't say we didn't entertain our friends.
Carter, our granddaughter who was kidnapped, and Taylor, now our granddaughter who got drunk.
I love you.
Good night.
- Good night.
- Good night.
Um, David You know that thing that you're doing Separating? No, no, the the taking turns sleeping at the house.
Who's turn is it tonight? We haven't really decided.
Well, would you mind very much taking the first shift? I think my daughter could use some taking care of tonight.
It's up to you.
First night apart.
I'll miss you.
- Come on.
- Yeah.
What just happened? It's so weird they didn't tell grandma they used an egg donor.
This family loves their secrets.
I'm sorry for what I said.
You're nothing like her.
She keeps calling me.
Just don't answer.
I'm scared of how angry I am.
Of all the Awful things I want to say to her.
Max! Hey, did you sleep here all night? You made an offer yesterday.
Something about a job opportunity.
Come on.
I'll introduce you.
Hey, you got a place I could clean up first? Yeah, inside.
You're a life saver, dude.
Thank you.
The life saver who almost killed you.
Too soon.
My God.
Tay! Tay.
What? It's Lori? Look, Carter, you don't have to answer that, okay? You don't have to talk to her ever again.
Lori? Lori, stop! You need to leave my family alone now.
Hello? It's Lori.
It's not over.
- She wants me to help her.
- You're being manipulated by her.
Until she says it's over.
- Mom, calm down.
- You called me mom.
I never thought I'd hear you call me that again.