Firefly Lane (2021) s01e04 Episode Script

Love is a Battlefield

1 Okay.
I'm proud of you, Mom.
You only hit the invisible brake three times.
Progress! We don't have to go in right away.
We can wait.
No, I'm okay.
I think it's going to be beautiful.
- Tully! - What? I think you got it.
It's not quite right.
See the people walking down the street Fall in line Just watching all their feet They don't know where they want to go But they're walking in time They got the beat They got the beat They got the beat Come with me! Come on! Whoo! Okay.
Right there.
- Who can tell me who this man is? - Walter Cronkite? Walter Cronkite.
What does that communicate to you? What do you see here? - Yeah.
- Immortalization? He's immortalized something else.
Something else he's made famous that everybody else is picking up on.
The race for space? We got the beat - We got the beat - We got the beat We got the beat Hey, what are you doing? I thought that you had, um I thought you were coming back later.
I told you.
Put a sock on the doorknob if you're gonna romanceturbate.
What? I was just reading a book.
For class.
Didn't know Jane Austen wrote pirate porn.
What's this one about? Rogues? Rakes? Oh, The Undoing of the Duchess.
"How could she resist the bold, yet gentle touch of the strapping farmhand?" The farmhand is a symbol of the shift from 18th century agrarian culture to Okay, whatever.
What do you think is worse? The chick who wrote this cheese or the guy who had to pose for the cover? The work of Anastasia Wildhall speaks to me on a deep level.
Gives me the shoulder fires.
The what? Shoulder fires.
You know, when you get excited, and get that shiver in your shoulders that make the hair on your neck stand up.
If you're feeling it in your shoulders, you're doing it wrong.
Well, how am I supposed to do it at all if you keep barging in on me? Don't you usually stay late after class to suck up to Professor Wiley anyway? That asshole wouldn't know his best student if she repeatedly punched him in the face, which I'm considering.
Is he still ignoring you? I'm like an irritating shape blocking his view of the more important students.
And today, we got our grades back for the on-camera midterm.
He gave me a C.
- What? - I know! On camera is where I shine! Just because he used to be a reporter he thinks he knows everything.
If this drags down my GPA, I am screwed.
You don't have to worry about it until Monday.
This weekend is time for us to just chill out, let my mom cook for us, and show my family how academic we've become.
Maybe it's my look.
What if I borrowed your old glasses? Okay, newsflash.
You can't solve every problem with a makeover.
Just quit obsessing and go confront this professor.
Be direct.
You're right, as always.
But if I'm gonna demand his respect I might as well look the part.
Okay, those are nice.
I splurged.
They're six karat gold with real simulated diamonds.
Oh, fancy.
Oh, breakfast in bed.
You scared the shit out of me last night.
I just got momentarily dizzy.
You were passed out cold when I found you.
Socialite disease.
It's when you skip dinner and have cocktails instead.
Except you ate dinner, Tully.
Potato, potahto.
I'm fine.
- You sure? - Yes, nurse.
Let me check.
I just think you should go get checked out and find out why it happened.
It's probably stress.
The ratings haven't been great and now I have to find a new producer, and no one is Johnny.
But enough about my bullshit.
How did you leave things last night with the hot photographer? Ugh.
I don't know.
I ran away so fast he probably thinks I'm crazy.
So what's your next move? Well, probably just fake a stomach cramp and hide in the bathroom next time he's in the office.
Or, hear me out, you offer to assist him on a shoot.
Not really my job, but go on.
Ask him to teach you how to point the camera and then use the hot lights as an excuse to shed a layer, and underneath will be - this.
- Tull, you give me way too many clothes.
Oh, this isn't clothes.
And I bought it for me, but I see now, you need it more.
What? I Can't you picture just getting ravished in this? - I cannot.
- Like out of one of your romance novels.
Even if any of this was realistic I can't imagine when I'll feel ready to sleep with someone else again.
Nobody's Johnny.
But at some point, you will be ready.
And you deserve a little bodice ripping.
Except who has time for any of this shit? I gotta set up for that piano recital I'm hosting.
Oh, you have got to stop volunteering for this crap.
I don't think I told you the worst part.
Guess who else is going to be there? - Not Travis? - Mm-hmm.
My big stupid almost-affair.
His daughter also takes piano, it's one of the things we bonded over.
I'm going to have my car keys at the ready, and if you feel like bolting, I will be your getaway driver.
- I think it's a good plan.
- Seriously? Call the school from a payphone, fake our moms' voices, say we're sick and then we smoke this.
Where did you get that? - It's my mom's.
- Right.
Because of the chemo.
I have to tell you some stuff about my mom's cancer.
You in? I don't know, I've never skipped school before.
And do we have to do the drugs? I don't want to OD or something.
- I don't think that happens with grass.
- Well, don't you know? - Well, I've never smoked either.
- Really? - I'm not a delinquent! - I wasn't saying you were.
Look, are you coming or not? I'm sorry.
I can't.
Oh, my gosh.
We're really doing this.
- Yeah? Come on! - Uh-huh.
- This is gonna be life-changing! - You're such a dork.
We're going on an adventure! It's open.
Professor Wiley, may we discuss my work in your class? What about it? I believe my other professors would agree that I'm an extremely dedicated student.
I worked very hard on this last assignment and I think, quite frankly, I deserve a higher grade.
Look, it was just sub-par.
On the tape, you were too smiley.
Like you didn't believe what you were reading.
Of course I didn't believe it.
It was a fake story about aliens invading campus.
Yeah, and the assignment was to deliver it like a real newscaster.
You think I liked every news story I reported on? - Let me redo the assignment.
- I don't think so.
- New tape, new story.
- No.
New Tully.
You won't even recognize me.
Promise? Please.
Just give me another shot.
I'll accept a redo first thing Monday.
- Problem? - No.
No, it's just I'm to drive to Snohomish this weekend.
My best friend's parents' anniversary If you want to be a reporter, you don't just work when it's convenient.
It's not a job.
It is a lifestyle.
Show me the new tape by Monday or the C stands.
But my mom's making a roast with the special potatoes.
Journalism is not a job.
It's a lifestyle.
What does that even mean? Forget it.
I'm gonna go study.
Hello? Johnny? Marah? - Oh! I did not know anybody was here.
- Whoa.
Sorry, just me.
Um, I did not know anybody was here.
What the heck are you wearing? This? Oh, this is like a dumb costume.
That's quite an outfit.
Oh, this does not belong to me.
Um How's Marah feeling? Better.
She's just at Emma's place.
This sink's doing that thing again, so I thought I'd try to get in here.
I've been meaning to, um, deal with that.
Would you do me a favor? Can you please shine that in here? - Yeah, sure.
- Yeah, thanks.
- Okay.
Yeah, that's where - Yeah, it's a whole thing.
Yeah, just get in there.
Yup, that's it.
All right.
That should do it.
Mom? I'm home! Oh, my God.
- Shit.
- Hurry up.
- Oh, my God.
- What do I do? - What do I do? What do I do? - Shit, shit, shit, shit.
- Magazine! - Hurry, she's coming.
Hurry up! Hey, sweetie.
Are you gonna practice your piece before the recital? Not with you here.
I want it to be a surprise.
Well, I should jump in the shower before everyone gets here.
Get ready.
I'm gonna go get ready too.
Well, um I'll start setting up some chairs.
Oh, you don't have to do that.
Yeah, no, that's no problem at all.
I don't feel anything.
What am I supposed to feel? Kind of like floaty, I think? Here, have some more.
I don't think it's working.
I feel totally normal.
Here's a test.
Ready? Follow my finger.
You're stoned! Okay.
So I find this boy in the forest.
Dark hair, blue eyes like Donny Osmond, but with elf ears? And then we start full-on Frenching.
And we're touching each other all over and I can feel his, like, you know, and I think I'm pregnant.
What? Ever since Pat I haven't had a visit from my Aunt Dot.
I keep hoping I'm gonna get it, but it just gets later and later and and I'm so scared.
It's It's gonna be okay.
Yeah, but what if I am? I guess we'll figure it out.
But But I'm gonna be there for you.
No matter what.
I've never had a friend like you before.
I don't know what I'd do without you.
There's something that I have to tell you and I really hope that you don't hate me.
You know how I told you about my mom having cancer, well Kate? Yeah, I'm fine.
Um I Hey, does my pulse feel like it's going really fast right now? Uh, well, I can't really feel it.
- You can't? - I'm not a doctor.
Oh, my God, I think I'm having a heart attack.
What if I die while I'm skipping school? - Then they kick me off the honor roll? - Hey, you're fine.
- I'm gonna die.
- Hey, hey, hey.
You're freaking out right now.
You're all good, okay? Hey, look at me.
Everything's mellow, okay? - Uh - Okay? Mellow.
Okay? You're okay.
Come here.
I don't want to do this anymore.
Do you want to go out? Shit.
Kate, this all looks amazing.
I adore Marah.
She's got such natural dexterity.
She's worked so hard on her piece.
We're so excited to hear it.
She hasn't even played it for us.
She wanted to keep it a surprise, so Hey, Rita.
How are you? Great.
I love a showcase.
Marah's got talent.
Soon she'll be doing it by ear.
You'll see.
You're gonna see.
She's got something very special for you two.
I just am gonna go run and check on Marah.
Come on in, Rita.
Yeah, check it out.
Make yourself at home.
Hey, man.
- Hey.
- How you doing? Good to see you.
Grab a seat.
- Who are we hiding from? - Oh, my God.
Mom, Dad, hi! - It's so good to see you.
- Hey.
- Katie-bear.
- Dad, Mom! Hi! Hey there, college girl! Ah! - My baby's back! - Thanks, Dad.
- It's so good to see you.
Mom! - Hi! I missed you guys.
Where's Tully? Oh, she's so sorry.
She got caught up with this whole journalism project, so - Oh.
- Oh.
You know, we understand.
She has always been so single-minded about all of that.
And I hope you're working just as hard.
Oh, yeah, well, of course.
Yeah, I am, so there's no need to worry about that.
- Good.
- Sean! Hey.
- How are you? - Fan-fucking-tastic.
- Hey.
- Language.
He's thinking about taking his Community College credits and applying at U Dub.
- No, I'm not.
- You can't work at Burger Hut forever.
Oh, yeah, because that was my plan.
So, I separated all the colors and whites for you, Mom.
Thanks, dear.
They do your laundry and charge me rent.
Is that why you never wear a clean shirt? What are you gonna get Mom for the big two-five? - Oh, she's - I told your father I don't need anything.
My present is all of us being together.
- You know she doesn't mean that.
- Oh, I know.
It's good to see you, honey.
This is kind of weird, isn't it? What's weird? With your mom and my dad? I mean, they're so obvious.
I don't know what you think, but my mom would never cheat on my dad.
I thought they weren't together.
Yeah, well, that could change.
I mean, I walked in on them earlier and they seemed pretty together.
Well, I just know that something happened.
Maybe it's over now.
- Hey.
- Hi.
Um I don't want this to be weird.
No, it's not.
I mean, it shouldn't be.
Whatever people think, it's not like we actually - Yeah.
- Exactly.
We're friends, but I miss talking to you.
Just need the cheese board.
- That's the wrong cupboard.
- It's just above the oven.
I'm gonna go find a seat.
Um Shit.
- Mrs.
- Tully! Aw.
I meant to get here earlier.
Is Kate okay with everything? You know what, she seems fine.
- Okay.
- Yeah.
Oh, it is so good to see you.
Are you still just so busy with work? Well, you know, it's not a job, it's a lifestyle.
- Is it hot in here? - Ugh.
- It's hot.
- I know that look.
Give me.
- Eh? - Oh.
- Oh, that's nice.
- Mm-hmm.
You know, I still get them.
Get what? The flashes.
Oh, but they were much worse when I was first going through it.
Going through what? The Oh! No.
No, I'm not going through No.
Yeah, that's That's not a thing.
Are you sure? Have you been forgetting things? Everybody forgets things.
- Irritable? - No.
If people annoy me that's on them, not me.
They can test your levels at the doctor's, you know.
My levels are fine.
I'm only 43 years old.
I was 44 when it started.
Where did you say Kate was? Oh, honey, I I didn't mean to scare you.
Why would I be scared? This is great.
I'll be right back.
Negotiations are underway between city officials and the unidentified beings aboard the ship who, despite their advanced technologies, do not seem to own clothing.
Whether they are a race of intergalactic nudists or merely immune to the elements remains to be seen.
Oh, my God.
You scared me.
I thought you'd be done by now.
I've been waiting to get the room so I can set up for Monday's class.
I mean, I peeked in two hours ago.
I can't believe you're still at it.
Yeah, well, I have to get it perfect.
I have a very exacting professor.
A little advice.
Watch the tape over on mute.
Look at the body language.
Watch closely.
Do you see the tension in your shoulders? And your eye contact, it's coming off as guarded or cold.
Well, I'm treating the material seriously, like you asked, which is not an easy feat, by the way.
But it's reading as detached.
Isn't that a good thing? I'm supposed to be unbiased.
You can stay objective but still connect to the audience.
Think of Cronkite when he was reporting on Vietnam.
Great newscasters, they tap into the emotion of the story.
I'm sorry.
I'm not Walter Cronkite.
Yeah, I'm sure he's sorry too.
I don't mean to offend.
It's just that we all send out these unconscious signals.
So what are yours saying, then? We're not We're not talking about me.
Why don't we take it again from the top? - Hey, man.
- Hey.
I didn't know you were in town.
Dad broke his hip trying to clean gutters, so I'm helping till he's back on his feet.
Hey, Robbie.
How you doing? Sir.
How are you? - Good.
- Robbie? Hi! Hey! Look at you! Bud? Can I get a hand here? Yup.
What the heck? I thought you were gonna help me with the roast.
- You say I do it wrong.
- Let's go to my room.
- Yeah.
- Nice way to get out of helping.
Can't I relax for five minutes? The roast is burnt.
I'm telling you, man, this sounds unreal.
This sounds better on vinyl, dude.
Yeah, but you can take this anywhere.
Forget it, man.
I'm a purist.
Don't knock it till you try it.
Come on.
Come on.
All right.
All right.
How does it work? All right.
Uh let's see.
There you go.
- Oh, cool.
- Right? Right? Yeah.
What are you doing, man? What do you mean, "What am I doing"? Nothing, I'm That's not why I'm here.
What do you mean? We always Yeah, when we were a couple of hard up kids.
I'm I'm a married man.
You're what? You remember Hannah, right? Well, we didn't plan it, but she got pregnant.
And I love her.
So I did the right thing.
She's due in May.
- Look, man, I'm sorry - No, no.
Uh Congratulations, man.
It's great.
The University of Washington campus was rocked this morning by the landing of what appears to be You see the difference? Now you're connecting, you're opened up.
I see it.
This This is what you are capable of.
So if I'm tough on you in my grading, it's because I see potential.
Well, does that translate to an A? Let's say an A minus, I can't make it too easy on you.
Can I ask you something? Why do you never call on me in class? Is Is that how it seems? That's how it is.
I'm not stupid.
No, you're not.
You are incredibly bright.
Maybe that's partly why I've been hesitant to show you too much attention.
What do you mean? As a teacher, I have to keep things professional, even if I might feel something for a student.
I thought you hated me.
No, I very much do not hate you.
I'm sorry, I should not have, uh - I'll see you in class.
- Wait.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
I'm sorry.
I can't.
I can't do that.
I can't do that.
So, I signed up for this creative writing class and it's actually really fun.
The professor called my last paper "vivid and promising.
" Oh, that's great, Katie.
Just be sure you're still making time for your your real courses.
Yeah? Hello? Is that Tully! - Hi! - What happened to your assignment? I finished.
And I think the professor really responded to it.
Oh, of course he did.
You You are so focused and talented.
You're never gonna believe what happened.
Oh, my The roast is ready, with special potatoes.
- Sean, dinner! - Later.
- Oh, I'll get him! - Oh.
I'm not going down there.
What's eating you? You're asking the drop-out who lives with his parents.
Dad keeps trying to get me to join the service.
- Which one? - Does it matter? I know things suck right now.
But they can change.
When you least expect it, someone can come into your life who just opens you up.
Robbie got married.
I'm sorry.
It's like everyone I know has moved on and I'm just stuck.
Like, I'm always gonna be a loser.
I'm always gonna be alone, and That is not true.
You're just getting started.
There's so many people in your life who love you.
Yeah, but they don't really know me.
I do.
And I love you.
Exactly the way you are.
I think Kate wishes she knew you better.
I thought you'd already told her my big secret by now.
Don't you tell each other everything? Usually.
But it's not my secret to tell.
What are you guys doing? Oh, you know.
Just, uh, confessing our undying love for each other.
Come on.
Let's eat.
Come on! - Hello, handsome.
- Hi.
Shouldn't you be out schmoozing with Bennifer or Madonna or something? Madge fell through.
Madge fell through.
Can I get one of those? Get your own.
Whole table of food right there.
- I know, but this is right - Hey.
- Hi.
- Hey.
I hope I look okay.
I came straight from Pilates.
Yeah, no, you're perfect.
- I'm looking for Kate.
Seen her? - Uh - Oh! She's right there.
I'll be back.
- Okay.
- Welcome to my nightmare.
- I am sweating like a mother.
- Can we just get out of here for a minute? - Please.
I made out with Johnny.
Mularkey, what? I don't know what happened.
I came in and he was like working under the sink in this tight tank top, and next thing I knew we couldn't keep our hands off each other.
So Anastasia Wildhall.
God, it was like when we first started dating.
I'd forgotten how that felt.
But then, also it was kind of like being with a stranger, like almost forbidden.
Then Marah came home, we had to pretend like nothing happened.
I don't want her getting confused.
I don't want to get confused, but I don't know what this means.
Now I'm starting to feel like maybe I shouldn't give up on us.
- Is that crazy? - No.
Oh, God, I need some air.
Oh! Wow, you really are sweaty.
Are you okay? According to your mother, I'm going through menopause, so, no.
You can't listen to what she says.
She diagnoses me with something new every day.
She's probably right, though.
Now that I think of it, the last time I got my period was I was doing that episode where I was cooking with Emeril and I had the worst cramps, like bam! That was definitely more than a month ago.
Oh, my God, this is it.
- The change.
- Okay, so what if it is? It just means you never have to buy another tampon again, or ruin a pair of white pants.
Or have kids.
You don't even want kids.
I like knowing that I still could, someday.
I don't like pickles either, but if someone told me I never could have one Mom? We're starting! Okay, come on.
Let's do this.
Let's do it.
Oh, Mrs.
M, this is so nice.
You even put on music.
Ah, it's our song.
It sure is.
Come on, dig in, kids.
You know what, I would like to propose a toast.
and Mrs.
M, you have always been the perfect couple to me.
I mean, I know nobody's perfect, but, honestly, it blows my mind to see two people still in love after so long.
I hope we all find that too someday.
- Here's to 25 more years! - Twenty-five more.
- Beautiful.
Thank you.
- Thanks, kiddo.
So, tell us about your classes.
We want to know everything.
Pass the potatoes? We're having the best time in investigative reporting class.
And I'm really liking this seminar with Chad Wiley.
It's been challenging, - but so worth it.
- Yeah? Can't be afraid of hard work.
It's not supposed to be easy.
- Can I get the potatoes? - How's everything here? It's going well.
Yeah, Margie's still got a garden going, and Sean's thinking of joining the service, aren't you, pal? I have a little something for your mother.
- Oh, Bud! - Could you pass the potatoes? I know you said not to get you anything, but I know better than to listen to that.
Go ahead, open it.
- Okay.
- It's the latest technology.
Oh! Look how small it is.
Ah, you bought me a Dustbuster.
Now you don't have to lug that heavy vacuum up and down the stairs.
You're so sweet.
Thank you.
You're welcome, honey.
M, you've gotta read this paper Kate and I wrote Can you pass me the potatoes? I swear, it's gonna be the best sample when we start applying for internships.
I'll just get the fucking potatoes myself.
Anybody else want some? Dad? Hey.
How can everyone in that family be so phony? I mean, did you hear that shit? Sean doesn't want to join the military.
My mom doesn't want a fucking Dustbuster.
And your whole speech, I mean, honestly, do you really think they're still in love? What are you doing? You don't smoke.
Ugh! What is this, clove? When did you become so pretentious? Maybe I wanted to try something new.
But I forgot, that's not allowed.
- What? - Come on.
You hate it when I try things on my own.
You want to tell me what to smoke, what boys to flirt with.
I'm sorry, what boys not to flirt with.
You decide what classes we take I'm just trying to help you focus so that we can have the future we planned for.
That's the thing.
It's always your plan.
You're like a neutron star, you just pull everything around you into your orbit.
I mean, you're a better daughter than I am, to my parents.
It's like, this is your life, and I'm just along for the ride.
I thought you wanted to be a team.
Was that just a lie? - No, I thought I wanted that too.
- Well, what do you want, Kate? I don't know.
Okay? I'm trying to figure that out.
I I applied to a a semester abroad program in London.
Um Fiction writing.
Okay, I don't even - I didn't want to tell you like this.
- So you just hid it? And you're calling your family fake? God, you're such a hypocrite.
- Yeah, because I knew you'd freak out.
- I'm not freaking out.
As if I would fall apart without you? Go.
Go to London.
I'll be fine.
Oh, our little guy's so nervous! You're even more nervous, honey.
I love you, babe.
I love you too.
I should have picked an easier piece.
I'm just praying I get through it with no mistakes.
Welcome to our showcase.
It's been a joy to work with these students.
First up, we have Marah Ryan.
Whoo! Marah! Hey.
You okay? Trying to be.
That was, um our song.
You know, a few months after Rachel died, I, uh, broke down in a grocery store because they were playing the Muzak version of "Can't Fight This Feeling.
" I could not fight that feeling.
I know this is not the same.
And it still hurts.
Come here.
Oh, no, don't let me interrupt.
This is why you walk out of our daughter's recital? No, how can you say that? - She's upset, all right? - Sorry, mate, I'm talking to my wife.
Know what, you obviously have some kind of problem with me.
You're goddamn right I do.
You want to blame me for the state of your marriage? Go ahead.
I'm not the one leaving my family in my 40s to go find myself.
- Oh, my God.
- Dad! So it is true.
Marah, sweetie No! Don't talk to me! - Marah, come on.
- Oh, my That was crazy.
Never doing drugs again.
I think I'm still kind of stoned.
Are you? I don't know.
I'm just really hungry.
Oh! Me too.
Although, I might be pregnant.
Sure your mom's not home, right? No, she volunteers at the hospital on Tuesdays.
Oh, I got one.
I got one.
What's worse? The face of H.
Pufnstuf, or the voice of Young Frankenstein? Oh, like, singing or talking? Oh, crap.
She's here.
Who is that? - Thank you.
- You're welcome.
- So - So I don't know.
Hey, come on.
Let's just go to my house.
Kate, come on.
Maybe he's just a friend from the hospital volunteer group? Maybe.
There is Ho Hos on the counter.
Grab some for us, okay? I've had to pee since we left the field.
What time is it? Oh, it's, um 2:30.
Slept like the dead.
Yeah, those treatments really wipe you out, huh? My Aunt Georgia had cancer a few years back.
She's fine now, though.
You will be too.
I just know it.
What are you talking about? Thank you.
Kate? She ran off.
Why do you keep telling people I have cancer? That was so out of line.
I don't even know what to say to you right now.
How does he know where our cheese board is? He came over once to help plan a PTA thing and he stayed for a drink.
Nothing happened.
Define nothing.
I don't belong to you.
You understand that, right? Even if we were together, you don't just get to go around and punch people.
You're right.
I'm sorry.
I saw you two together and I just I lost my head.
And now Marah thinks I It's gonna change things between us.
When I found out my mom was It changed things.
The way I felt about her and the way I felt about marriage.
We'll talk to her.
Explain things.
I keep thinking that when she saw us this morning, maybe she got the wrong idea.
Um And maybe I did too.
You didn't.
I mean, I wanted it.
I missed you.
Even if you drive me crazy.
So What are you saying? Like, are you saying that maybe you want to try and I don't know.
Are you saying that maybe you'd stay? I I know you think I'm being selfish.
And maybe I am.
But all I know is that I need to do work that matters.
I need to find that part of myself that's not your husband, or Marah's dad, that's just me.
You don't think there are paths that I wish I could take? I know, but I have needed this, Kate, for so many years.
And I always chose you and I chose Marah.
Oh, that is so unfair.
I'm sorry.
I I still want you.
But I need to do this.
No, you don't get to just say you love us and leave.
You don't get to just risk your life and expect me to just be waiting here if you come back.
I'm done.
Aren't you gonna eat your potatoes, sweetie? I'm not hungry.
You okay, Katie bear? Something happen at school? Nope, just a boring Tuesday.
Hey, Mrs.
Hi, Robbie.
Right on, you brought it.
Mom, uh, can me and Robbie go upstairs? Okay, just clear your plate, please.
Evening, Mr.
How you doing, bud? - Good.
- Good.
- Kate.
- All right, let's go.
How about you, hon? Anything new at the hospital? Mmm.
Only if you count an unexpected shortage of tongue depressors.
Of course that counts.
This is delicious.
Thank you.
Can I come in? Why even ask if you're already opening the door? Oh, sorry.
I used to hate it when mother did that.
I'm quitting piano.
And I know you're going to freak out about it, but you can't stop me.
Can I play? Yeah, whatever.
Get the guy on your right.
How? How do I - Okay, press X.
- Yeah.
Now select the crossbow.
Mom, you're running into a wall right now.
Okay, cut me a break, I grew up with Pong.
Look, I know that things have been really hard.
And I'm not perfect.
I mean, no parent is.
Realizing that's just part of growing up.
Watch out for the lava pit.
You can talk to me, you know.
Even if you're angry.
Especially if you're angry.
I don't want you keeping everything all bottled up inside.
- Mom.
Could you please stop talking? - Okay.
I'm sorry.
- I'm trying to concentrate.
- Go.
You know you can pick up that map, right? Wait, how? Okay.
Go right next to it.
- Yeah? - Press B.
- No, B.
- I am.
Oh, God, just let me do it.
I got the thing! Yeah.
Raising kids seems like the most impossible thing ever.
I literally can't even imagine it and you do it every fucking day.
Yeah, but not alone.
It's always been me and him in it together and it just seems so much scarier now.
Of course it does.
But you've always been strong enough to stand on your own, even when you didn't know it.
So what's it say? I don't know.
There's two lines.
What do two lines mean?
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