For All Mankind (2019) s02e06 Episode Script

Best Laid Plans

1
If I can pretend to be
happy, so can they.

Sixty years of socialism
will wipe the smile off
anyone's face, comrade.

Sergei Orestovich Nikulov.

- Sergei Orestovich Nikulov.

- Margo Madison.

- Sergei Orestovich Nikulov.

- Thomas Paine.

- Sergei Orestovich Nikulov.

- Ellen Wilson.

- Thomas Paine.

- Pleasure.

Uh Oh.

I'm sorry, I I don't
really speak fluently.

Uh, okay.
Hi.

- Welcome.

- Hello.

Hello.

Danielle Poole, Apollo commander.

Welcome to Houston.

Stepan Petrovich Alekseev,
Soyuz commander.

Exciting day, isn't it?
This is gonna be a great mission
for our two countries
and for the whole world.

At approximately 0700 hours,
the respective spacecraft
will be in position
with the docking module mated
to the Apollo command module.

Soyuz will execute a
60-degree roll maneuver
and then maintain attitude
while Apollo maneuvers
along the V-BAR until contact.

And soft capture will complete
the final docking procedure.

Any questions so far?
Hard-docking will be followed by
main chamber pressure equalization.

Astronaut One will enter
the docking module
from the Apollo craft
and close their hatch.

Astronaut Two remains at
the command module controls.

And from Soyuz, Astronaut Three
will open their hatch
to the docking module,
while Astronaut Four also
remains at the control
Cosmonauts should not be referred to as
"Astronaut Three" and "Astronaut Four",
as though they are, uh, afterthoughts.

We would suggest "Cosmonaut One"
and "Cosmonaut Two".

Uh
Sure.

Sorry.

The terminology is purely
for the sake of convenience,
but I will make that adjustment.

We would also suggest "Soyuz-Apollo"
as the name of the mission.

For the sake of convenience.

Sorry.

Let's move on to ship-to-ship
communications.

Our astronauts and your cosmonauts
will need to be able
to talk to each other.

Agreed.
What is your
RF encryption protocol?
I'll show you mine if you show me yours.

Huh.

You first.

Okay.

Maybe we should just talk about
something very basic.

The docking itself.

It seems like the most logical approach
would be for you to provide us
with your Soyuz docking system,
which we can install on our module.

The Apollo side will be
the active mechanism,
and the Soyuz will be passive and
The Soyuz side will be
the active mechanism,
and the Apollo side will be passive.

That would require a complete
redesign on our part.

Yes.

Jesus, what was that?
Reschedule everything.

Paine here.

Yes, Senator, my apologies.

Four hours closer to the
heat death of the universe,
I'll be damned if I know
what we accomplished.

Well Well, that's
progress, Soviet-style.

They won't spec us.
We won't spec them.

If we can't share the
most basic information,
how are we supposed to get anywhere?
We're not.

What?
Look, nothing would make
the Pentagon any happier.

Just string this thing along
till the Soviets take
their ball and go home,
or the president forgets
he gave his approval
for this crazy idea in the first place.

- Oh, my God.

- This is great.

Just great.

Margo, I for one am confident
in your ability to make
things not happen.

Make ready.

Fire.

- Whoa.

- Careful, Fred Astaire.

Action's still pretty
awkward in these suits.

Range is clear.

Charles, check the target.

Maggie's drawers.

Really? No.

M-Maggie's drawers?
Means he completely missed the target.

Missed the backstop too.

Come on!
- Any idea where it went?
- Nothing I can see.

Could be in orbit.

No one's ever shot
a rifle here before, so
for all we know that bullet
might be going round the moon
and coming right back around
in a short while.

I mean, who knows, really?
But, Vance,
just to be safe,
I wouldn't stand in that
same spot if I were you.

- Shit.

- Don't look at me.

She got you.

Come on, Vance.
Stick to shooting.

Jamestown control,
LSAM 2 has cleared the pad.

How's the ride out there, y'all?
Sweet.
I can almost
feel the wind in my hair.

I can almost feel
that thruster on my face.

All right.
Now, that shadow
down in Shackleton,
that'll simulate night
for our practice run.

For the real deal, we'd
wanna come in fast and low,
so the Russians won't
have time to react.

Copy that.

How close to the canyon floor
do you think we can get?
Uh, I could probably get
you down to five meters.

Five meters?
Uh, well, that's me.

I've had a lot of stick
time on this beast.

I wouldn't recommend
y'all go lower than 20.

Yeah, I don't wanna go lower than 20.

All right, we're in line
for the final run.
You ready?
Ready.

You have the spacecraft.
No fancy shit.

Copy that.

Whoa, now.

All right, all right.

You're in no hurry.

Just a straight shot from here.

Twelve o'clock all the way.

We're gonna do a couple of low passes,
and then we're gonna try
to land, all right?
Whoa.
Watch your roll rates.

You're overcompensating.

- Hang on.

- Jesus, Bernitz.

I got this.

I got it.
Shit.

I got the vehicle.

- Damn it.

- What the hell was that?
Are you drinking and
driving again, Bernitz?
Yeah, that's funny.

Tricky beast.

Tricky beast.

All right.
Tracy, you take us
in for the rest of this run.

Charles, we'll have to find
some more stick time for you later.

- Roger that.

- Roger.

Okay.

You've heard the expression
"crap rolls downhill".

And this is now officially
the bottom of the hill.

We've gotta come up
with a totally new design
for the module's docking system
that's not based on
either preexisting system.

I keep telling ya, don't
raise your hand, Vic.

This isn't high school.

What's your question?
So, you want us to design a new
docking system from scratch?
That's the mandate.

The bosses want it,
and they want it fast.

Without any Soyuz
structural interface data?
I want first proposals
on my console by morning.

- How are we supposed to
- I heard you the first time.

So, yeah, so why didn't you
answer me the first time?
That is a design issue
for the design team,
which you are not on.

If Design has a question,
they will ask it.

I put you on Ops because
that's your skill set.

Stay in your lane, Aleida.
Please.

Tom.

- Don't say it.

- Please make this go away.

- No.

- Nobody wants to do it.

- The president does.

- Come on.
I doubt he even remembers it.

You could shitcan this
thing in five minutes.

You're probably right.
But I won't.

I want to do it.

Why?
The handshake in space
is my shining city on a hill.

Your what?
City on a hill.
You know, John Winthrop.

"We shall be a shining city on a hill,
with eyes of the world upon us".

But this time the eyes of the world
will be lifted to our
shining city in the sky.

Four astronauts and two
capsules do not a city make.

You're missing the point.

This is for history.

Someday people will write
the history of this time,
and they will say that during
the coldest depths of the Cold War,
when the competition for
space was at its fiercest,
America and the Soviet Union
put aside their differences
and joined together
in a symbolic gesture
that inspired the world
and helped lay the foundations
for reconciliation
and peaceful coexistence
between the superpowers.

You really believe that?
Anything is possible.
But America
must lead by example.

The president himself
said so.
"City on a hill".

We didn't build that city,
but we have to do our
best to make it sparkle.

Then we need to blink first.

No.
No can do.

Force them to compromise,
or find some win-win scenario.

- Like what?
- I don't know.
That's your job.

Shoot.

Protesters across the country
have decried the launch as dangerous
due to the nature of the cargo,
which contains a much-needed
resupply of nuclear fuel
for the Jamestown lunar base.

We will now take you live
to the US missile range
at Guam for the countdown.

Look at that.
A lot of
security out there.

They got a whole carrier task force.

Well, it doesn't seem very safe.

What if that thing explodes
in the atmosphere?
phase three expansion
of the Jamestown colony.

Well, that's why we're launching
from the middle of nowhere, Karen.

Look, it's risky, Ed.
All right?
It's not just another payload.

That thing's carrying plutonium.

two, one.

Ignition.

See?
No fiery, radioactive explosion.

It's just another day at the office.

Hooray.

It looks as though the immense
American supply rocket
has cleared the missile range,
leading many to breathe
a sigh of relief.

- Hey, Dad?
- Mmm?
What'd you write your essay
about when you got in?
Oh, God.
Um, that was
such a long time ago.

Probably something about
why I wanted to go to Annapolis.

Thanks, Dad.

Look, just tell 'em who you are.

They'll love you.

as the crisis in Panama
continues to unfold.

As the main resupply rocket
Okay.
Who am I?
element of the American
space program.

The Panama Canal is
the only possible route
for the rocket to reach Guam
as it is too large to
be moved over land.

But after the daring rescue
of US servicemen,
which resulted in the deaths
of two Panamanian guards
Why did you adopt me?
Come on, Kel.

You know this.
Must've
told you a thousand times.

When we walked into
that adoption center, and
and we saw you sitting by the window,
helping one of the younger kids
put together a puzzle.

You were so kind and patient.

I mean, we knew right away.

- Yeah, it was love at first sight.

- Yeah.

No, I mean,
why didn't you have another baby?
Uh
Well, Kelly
it was difficult.

I I had some some medical issues,
and I I didn't think I could.

Then we saw this report on the news.

They called it Operation Babylift.

Yeah, you called me from the Shamrock
while it was still on TV.

Yeah, I remember.

Yeah, we watched it together
over the phone.

The Shamrock Hotel?
That's, like, ten minutes away.

Yeah, I, uh, stayed there for a while.

It was temporary.

Were you guys separated?
We were going through a rough spot.

After Shane died.

Yeah.

We We still loved
each other very much.

But every time we looked at
each other all we saw was him.

And then we saw that report on TV.

All those children from Vietnam
that were brought over here
in the hope of finding
them a better life.

That's all we talked about
that whole car ride.

We were so excited.

It was the most that we had
spoken to each other in weeks.

Yeah.

So, I was your
Band-Aid.

What? No.

Y-You were not a Band-Aid, Kelly.

Honey, you were our heart transplant.

Yeah.

It's okay, Mom.

I did not know we were
supposed to bring gifts.

Neither did I.

Thank you.
Very nice.

Mm-hmm.

Um
I would love to know a little
bit more about you both.

Uh
What drew you to the space program?
- All right.
Uh, why don't I start out?
- Yeah.

Okay.

Uh, well, I always loved flying.

Ever since I was a little girl.

My father taught me.

He was a cargo pilot
in Memphis, Tennessee.

Something about being
up there in the clouds
always makes me feel
like I'm still close to him.

And then when NASA opened up
the program to female astronauts,
well, I just jumped at the chance.

I was in Soviet Air Force.

Selected for cosmonaut training
by superior officer.

Joined program.

- Food's here.

- Thank God.

Uh
Now this is, uh,
borscht and piroshki from the
best Russian restaurant in town.

The only Russian restaurant in town.

Um, is is there a problem?
Is there something wrong with the food?
We would like, uh,
hamburgers.

Hamburgers?
Mmm.

Here you go.
Good to see you, Dani.

Can I get you guys anything to drink?
- Mm-hmm.

- Mm-hmm.

Vodka?
Do you have Jack Daniel's?
Yeah, think we can track that down.

Mmm.

To Apollo-Soyuz.

No.

Uh, to Soyuz-Apollo?
No, no, there is an order
to the toasting.

First, to fallen comrades.

To Vladimir Komarov,
Viktor Patsayev, Georgy Dobrovolsky,
to Vladislav Volkov.

Soyuz 1, Soyuz 11?
Da.

All right.

Uh, to Gus, Ed and Roger.

Apollo 1.

To Patty, Harry Deke.

If you had mixed nitrogen
with your oxygen like Soviets,
perhaps Apollo 1 astronauts
would still be alive.

And maybe if your cosmonauts on Soyuz 11
had worn pressure suits during
reentry like Americans do,
they'd still be alive too.

Or maybe we could just say
shit happens.

I hope shit doesn't happen
when we are 200 kilometers
above the planet.

So, what's the next toast?
The second toast is, um, to the women.

I'm the only one here.

It is a plural.
To the women,
all the women in the world.

Mmm.

To the ladies.
I can drink to that.

I really love being with you,
I do, but I'm just
I don't know what's gonna happen here.

And I'm not going to toss my
whole life aside for you again.

I I'm not asking you to.

I just
I don't know.
That we could
keep figuring out what this is.

This is an affair.

That's what this is.

It doesn't have to be just that.

I'm serious.

Honestly, it's
It's just it's hard
It's hard to trust you.

After everything that happened, I
- I was in a different place back then.

- You're still at NASA.

What, are they they more accepting
of alternative lifestyles in
the Reagan administration?
Who says I have to stay at NASA?
- You just got a promotion.

- I don't care.

I don't.

I know what I want.

And it's not a promotion,
and it's not NASA,
and it's not any other thing
in this world but you.

And I don't care who knows it.

Ellen.
This is not the place.

I don't care anymore.

I love you.

I love you.

I couldn't say it ten years
ago, and I lost you,
but I'm saying it now,
and I am ready to do
whatever it takes to keep you.

You're a public figure.

I don't want Elise
finding out about this
because someone saw us
holding hands in a park.

That's fair.

You gonna tell Elise?
You gonna tell Larry?
Yeah.

Yeah, I guess I am.

I have to tell my husband I'm
leaving him for another woman.

This is a weird life.

Yes, it is.

AR data looks good.

Copy.
Taking AR data to GNC.

- I see it.

- Okay.
HUD power on.

Copy that.

Speed, Mach 0,98.
We are subsonic.

Two minutes from touchdown.

Copy that.
Taking manual control.

She feels good.
Let's see how she flies.

Passing 14,000.
Speed, 390 knots.

Pathfinder, Kennedy.

Weather aircraft reports unexpected
heavy clouds moving in at 9,000.

All right, Mr.
Piscotty,
check your flight controller power is on
and nose wheel steering set to one.

Verified.

KSC runway 33 should be out
your window as we come around the HAC.

Call field in sight.

All right, we're in the
clouds now.
Flying blind.

On instruments from here.

IMU-2 is showing us two kilometers
right of our landing path.

Other units show zero error.

Must be malfunctioning.

Primary flight computers three
and four have failed to sync.

One and two are still good.

Okay, Mr.
Piscotty, you're me.

What do you do next?
Take computers three and four off-line.

Mm-hmm.

Now how are we looking?
On centerline and on glide slope.

8,000 feet, 307 knots.

Coming right down the middle, skipper.

Is that right?
Looks to me like we're
about to feed the alligators.

So
Now, tell me why I did that.

It's something about
the navigation units.

Which IMU is the backup computer
using to guide us down?
Three and four are off.

It's gotta be one or two.

IMU-2, which showed us too far
to the right.
We can't trust it.

You changed our course to the right
to compensate for the error.

And
straight down the fucking middle.

Hello?
Come in, please.

Working late?
Uh, sorry to interrupt.

Writing reports to Moscow.

Bureaucrats, they love their reports.

Do not know what they do with
them, but they love to get them.

Sounds familiar.

Might help if you played
something a little more lively.

I keep waiting for them
to play something else, but
There's more than one
radio station in Houston.

Top 40, country-western, jazz.

It would not be wise
for me to be listening to
non-politically approved music at work.

Right.

We need to find a way
around this roadblock
with the docking mechanism.

It is not negotiable and
cannot be worked around.

Sergei, this whole mission is predicated
on our being able to dock our
two ships together in some way.

One might even believe Soyuz-Apollo
is a ruse to obtain
Soviet specifications
solely to give Americans
a military edge in space.

I assure you, it is an advantage
you will not keep for long.

If that's what you believe,
you should pack your bags
and head back to Moscow.

Good night.

That was, uh, certainly lively.

I'll take that as a compliment.

As I intended.

Wasn't sure if you'd be able
to give your babysitter the slip.

They know I would never defect.

I'm on a long leash, and, uh, I
I know enough not to
bite the hand that holds it.

This is a secret place for you?
What makes you say that?
It would seem unwise
for us to meet at a place
where we might be recognized.

I don't see any of your colleagues.

It
is a secret place for me.

But not because of the music?
No, not the music.
I
just don't choose to share this
part of my life with many people.

It's private.

Something I do for for me.

So, to our shared secrets.

Mmm.

What is the meaning of this name?
It refers to the Doomsday Clock.

You know, 11:59?
Midnight is nuclear apocalypse.

Gallows humor.

Not far from the truth.

One minute to midnight.

Do you really think so?
We have civil defense drills
in all our major cities now.

You know, they stopped during
the '70s.
Now they are back.

It feels very real to us.

Very real.

I remember doing civil defense drills
when I was a little girl.

Teacher had us stack all the furniture
up against the windows
to counter the blast.

But then they showed us a film
that said you were supposed to hide
under the desk during an attack.

So, were you supposed to stack
the desks or hide under them?
I used to lie in bed at night
and think about that.

So, what do we do about
our docking problem?
What?
Get me a knife.

Okay.

Soyuz.

Apollo.

Houston, we have docking.

- Happy birthday to you ♪
- That was yesterday, Mom.

- Happy belated birthday to you ♪
- Mom, cut it out.

Tried to make some time for you
but the phone was booked up ♪
Thanks.

What'd y'all do?
Dad baked a cake.

He baked a cake, or he bought a cake?
- Yes.

- Yes, what?
He baked a cake, and
then we bought a cake,
because the oven wasn't working right.

- So the oven's broke now?
- That's what Dad said.

I wanna see a picture of this cake.

We destroyed the evidence.

Course you did.

Oh, God.
I think the last time
your father tried to bake you a cake
you were six.

- Do you remember that?
- Yeah, the trauma remains.

Remember when you got me
the Bonanza board game
for my eighth birthday?
No one could figure out the rules.

So Dad just started making stuff up.

Oh, he was he was hysterical.

Ah.

Your father used to make me laugh.

I mean, I swear, he could just look
at me and I'd bust up sometimes.

Mmm, those were happy times.

- I miss those days.

- Yeah, me too.

- You do?
- Oh, sure.

Yeah.
I mean, if if I
could go back, you know, I
Almost done, Stevens?
Ah, shit.
I'm about to
run outta time, darlin'.

- Bye.

- Well, I have about 30 seconds
You little shit.

Any requests?
I enjoy automobile crash category.

I have no idea what
you're talking about.

Do you like dog?
Dogs?
Of course.
Who doesn't?
Not dogs.

The dog.
Laika.

Mmm.

Laika.

The first living being
to go to outer space.

Can't top that.

To Laika.

I held her in my arms.

For a minute or two.

At the launch?
As a cosmonaut candidate,
part of my training.

I was still, uh, practically a boy.

What was it like?
What was she like?
This big.

Very bright eyes and very curly tail.

She was pretty cute in the pictures.

They put her in
"preferred" classification.

Spirited but balanced,
adaptable to new situations.

Mmm.

Sounds a lot like us.

Uh, astronauts, I mean.
Cosmonauts.

The data from the dog flight
informed the selection
process for human beings.

Mmm.

See? That makes it all worthwhile.

Her sacrifice.

Death, you mean.

When we launched her into the orbit
with no means of return.

Yes.
Her death.

Seven days in orbit.

She was the first to see
the Earth from outer space.

The moon.
The stars.

And then peacefully went to sleep.

We should be so lucky.

All lies.

The rocket did not separate as planned.

Thermal control failed.

The capsule overheated.

She suffered and died a few hours
later after only three orbits.

Wow.

Nobody knows that.

You do now.

But she was still the first.

Her name will be remembered
when we are all moondust.

"Sacrifice for the motherland".

It's what Pravda said.

She only wanted to go home.

Think about all the
other dogs who fell out
because they were too spirited,
too scared, too annoyed
with the centrifuge, the sledge,
the confinement, hell, the shitty food.

But Laika? She stuck it out.

Yeah.
To please her trainers.

When a hundred other dogs
decided otherwise.

What are you saying?
I'm saying give her some credit.

Some agency.

She went to outer space
for the people she loved
and for anybody who loved her back,
including a young cosmonaut
who held her in his arms,
only for a minute or two
on that launchpad.

That's how she died.

Not for all of humanity.

For the people she loved.

Just a scared little thing, in the end.

To Laika.

To Laika.

Three capture latches will
work for the initial dock, but
But we will need at least
double that for the seal itself.

At least.

- Someone is sleeping in my bed!
- Hello?
Uh, hang on.

Aleida?
Oh.

Hi.

- Friend of yours?
- Yes.

No.
It's a long story.

Aleida Rosales, one of
our junior engineers.

Sergei Orestovich Nikulov.

- Very good.

- I'm a quick study.

Sergei is head of the Soyuz program.

Cool.

What are you doing here at this hour?
Uh, the universal docking system.

I figured I needed some inspiration,
so I thought, go to the source.

Is that under your purview?
No, not really.

She's good.
Keep her.

Engineers who like to get
their hands dirty are the best.

- Thanks.

- He's drunk.

I am not.

Not much.

Oh, my God.

That's
beautiful.

It really is.

Identical on both sides.

Each petal has a latch
either side can grab.

But it won't work.

What?
It's all petals and latches.

There's nothing to disperse
the energy of contact.

If you hit hard, you
could rupture the hull.

Of course.
We need a shock absorber.

A ring.
Right there.

Okay.

Let us begin.

I guess we're doing this tonight?
Didn't look like you had anywhere to be.

A completely androgynous docking system.

No active probes, no passive cones,
no male or female components.

Three petals, on both sides,
simultaneously latching
with identical actions.

Very clever.
This will work for us.

Now, leading up to the approach,
the two crafts will need to
coordinate their approach, so
Soyuz frequencies are 121.
75
and 130.
167 megahertz.

296.
8 and 259.
7.

Guess the cat's out of the bag now.

I guess so.

I mean, lunar night's
just around the corner.

I don't think Charles is gonna be ready.

LSAM's a bitch to fly
until you get the hang of it.

I like those guys though.

Yeah, they're funny.

I like their attitude.

First to fight, semper fi, oorah.

My brother was like that.

Oh, it's one of the things
I love about Gordo.

He was one cocky piece of
hot shit once upon a time,
but you know that.

Maybe I was too.

Guess people change.
Except for you.

You're all perfectly
preserved down there.

Never gonna turn into some
scary old skeleton with a bad haircut.

And you did have a bad haircut.

I hate to break it to you.

Nah, you're gonna remain
just as you are now.

Permanent.
Unchanging.

Something that lasts.

Yeah, nothing lasts on Earth.

It's always changing.

Mr.
Cleveland will see you right away.

Thank you.

- Hey, you got a library card?
- I left it at home.

You're gonna have to leave
a deposit at the desk
if you wanna check anything out.

- How you doing, Gordo?
- Just fine, Sam.
How are you?
Couldn't be better.

- Plutarch.

- Yeah.

Yeah, I read it when
I was a kid.
Loved it.

Who the hell reads Plutarch
as a kid and loves it?
I did.

Heroic tales of brave men long past.

Just like you.

Hey, I hear you're going
back to the moon.

Wine?
Yeah, sure.

Yeah.
Heading up in a few weeks.

Good for you.
Glad to see you
getting back in that saddle.

That's why I wanted to talk to you, Sam.

Um, about me going back to the moon.

Thomas Jefferson himself
owned this very bottle.

Oh, you don't wanna
Yeah, course I do.

What's it for unless
you're gonna drink it?
I don't even wanna tell you
what that bottle cost.

But I will tell ya what
that glass is worth.

That's about $1,500.

- Oh.

- Oh.

Exactly.
So drink it slow.

You know what? I can't
even watch you do it.

It's like I'm pouring money
down your throat.
Okay?
Am I right?
Tommy Jefferson's loss is our gain.

I know.

Here, have a seat.
Tell me
what's on your mind, Gordo.

I'm getting Tracy back.

Is that right?
That's right.

So I thought I'd come here and,
you know, tell you face-to-face
my intentions.

I'm going to the moon.

And I'm gonna get my wife back.

You're serious.

I don't mean to stand on ceremony,
but, um, she's actually my wife now.

For the moment.

You know, I figured that I owed
you the courtesy of a heads-up.

You got some balls there, Gordo Stevens.

I'll give you that.

Well, listen, I guess I
could reach over there
and punch you in the nose right now.

Or, uh
Or maybe I'll let you go ahead and try.

'Cause I don't think she's
going anywhere, Gordo.

I really don't.

- That a fact?
- That is a fact.

She's made her choice.

And when Tracy makes up her mind,
neither man nor beast can change it.

She's a wild horse, Gordo.

She can't be caught.

Tracy goes exactly
where she wants to go,
and she does exactly
what she wants to do.

One of the things I love about her.

So you can go all the way there,
and you can try your
very best to win her back.

But you know what the truth is.

She ain't mine, she ain't yours.

She's hers.

And if she picks you, nothing
on earth I can do about it.

But if she picks me
nothing up on that moon
you can do about it.

It was good talking to you, Sam.

Yeah, well, see you around, Gordo.

There's something I've
been meaning to tell you.

You met someone.

How did you
Oh, come on, El.
You're
practically glowing.

Give me the details.

Where'd you guys meet?
What's her What's her name?
Uh, her name is Pam.

Pam Horton? Seriously?
How'd that happen?
She sent me her book.

- She's a writer now?
- Yeah, a poet.

Of course she is.

What's that supposed to mean?
No, it's just, I'm, uh
Holy cow.

Well, good.

Good for you.
You look happy.

I am.

That's all that matters.

Larry
Just surprised that she's
up for the whole you know.

Last time she was pretty adamant
that you had to come out
or she wasn't going to
Oh.

Yeah.

Wow.

Okay.
Um
It's
It's time.

It's time?
I I didn't know that
there was a time.

What What are you saying?
I'm saying that we should start
we should start living our real lives.

Maybe think about getting a divorce.

A divorce?
You walk in here and you just announce
that we're getting a divorce?
Larry, we're not really married.

What, because we don't sleep together?
Well, for one thing, yeah.

- So that's your definition of marriage?
- No, Lar
I love you, Ellen.

I do.
And I thought that we
were sharing a life together.

We have plans.

Now that's just over?
I know.
I know.
But this wasn't
meant to last forever.

You know that.

Mars, the asteroid belt,
the moons of Jupiter, the
The future is there for the taking.

And you and I are the
perfect people to seize it.

I'm alone, Larry.

Really alone.

You You have Peter.

And before that there was John.

And before that there was
- David.

- David.
But I'm not you.

I I go to sleep alone every night,
and I wake up alone every day.

And it's not like I haven't tried
looking over the years, I have,
but there's been no one since her.

I love you, Larry.

I do.
I love the life we've built
here together.
It's amazing.

I don't want to lose you.

But I love her in a different way.

Like Like my
Like my heart stopped for ten years
and then suddenly started beating again.

Okay.
Okay.

Really?
For my wife, anything.

Oh! Oh, thank you!
We don't have to do anything right away.

You mean you're not coming out
before you go to the airport?
No.

I'm gonna miss my flight.

We'll, uh
We'll talk when I'm back.

Yeah.

Safe travels.

Where's our brass band?
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