God Friended Me (2018) s02e09 Episode Script

Prophet & Loss

1 Previously on "God Friended Me" When Arthur agreed to become bishop, he made his choice.
If Dad believes he can find that balance, doesn't he deserve the chance to prove that to you? We're soul mates.
I wish I believed in soul mates, 'cause then I'd know this wouldn't really be over.
Adam wants to team up on this story about some potential Wall Street scandal? I traced those dummy emails you wanted me to look at for your story.
They're all registered to the same guy, Jonathan Carter.
The God Account wanted Cara and I to find each other.
How do you know it wasn't to test you, to make sure you would sacrifice love - to prove your worth? - I would choose Cara.
I don't think that the God Account is gonna give you that choice.
I woke up early in the morning Just to feel the light of day All right, now that you are the bishop of New York, do not expect me to go easy on you, because that, uh, purple shirt is not gonna save you.
Oho, wait, did I just take the bishop from bishop? [LAUGHS.]
Okay, I see how it is.
But I'm gonna let you have that one as a thank you for last week.
I know that you're the big reason that Trish came to my consecration.
No, you are the reason she came.
I just reminded her of that.
Well, it was appreciated.
Ooh, speaking of the church, how's it going? Actually, I have my first Council of Bishops meeting tomorrow.
Very "Game of Thrones.
" You ready? You better believe it.
Aha! How 'bout you, things good? Yeah, uh, Cara and I are having dinner with her family tonight.
- Uh-huh.
- Finally get to meet her stepdad Paul.
She's talked a lot about him since she's moved in with him.
- Sounds like a great guy.
- I'm sure he is.
Something else on your mind? You know how I told you about Gideon? Sure, he was Friended by the God Account before you.
And before he quit, it sent him a message about what he'd have to sacrifice if he was to continue with the God Account.
It said he'd have to give up love.
- I see.
- He chose to walk away.
And you're wondering if you could do the same.
No, no, I would.
I would choose Cara But Gideon believes the God Account is gonna make that choice for me.
What does Cara have to say? She doesn't know.
You know, when God ordered Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, it didn't end with his son's death.
It was a test to see what Abraham was willing to sacrifice.
Yeah, but this isn't God, Dad.
No, but maybe the idea of giving up love is whoever's behind the God Account's version of a test.
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
- Hey, what are you doing here? - I got your message.
You said you had some information for me about the story I'm working on with Adam? And instead of calling me back, you decided to come all the way down here? - I was in the neighborhood? - [SCOFFS.]
Okay, fine, I'm checking on you.
How are you doing? Jaya and I broke up.
How do you think I'm doing? I just I need to keep busy, you know? Try not to think about it.
Yeah, throw yourself into your work.
That's a good plan.
So what are you working on? Ah, my department has a presentation with the president of IdentitySeal in a few minutes.
We're gonna unveil some pretty cutting edge apps.
- She's gonna love them.
- Yeah, that's great.
Okay, I'll just get that info and get out of your hair then.
Right, so I found the Jonathan Carter behind the dummy emails you sent me.
Rakesh, that's huge.
That's the break we've been waiting for.
Who is he? He is a Wall Street trader And from the looks of his lifestyle, a pretty successful one.
Yeah, well, if Adam and I are right, it's because he's trading on insider information.
I just need to figure out where he's getting that information from - and then we can run the story.
- [CELL PHONE CHIMES.]
Oh, I'm sorry, Cara, the presentation's in five minutes.
I need to visualize before I go in.
- Oh, okay.
- Okay.
- Good luck.
- Yeah.
Yeah, thanks again.
[SIGHS.]
[KNOCK AT DOOR.]
- Hey, you must be Miles.
- Yes, Mr.
Levine, - it is a pleasure to meet you.
- Call me Paul, please.
Cara's told me a lot about you.
Come on in.
Yes.
- Miles, hey.
- Hey.
Miles, you wanna see a video of my game-winning shot from last week? It's on my Insta-story.
All right, let's let Miles get settled first.
[WHISPERS.]
I can't wait.
I was helping my mom put the finishing touches on dinner.
And Liv's helping by posting photos of it online.
I'm capturing memories.
You'll thank me later.
I'll be right back.
Oh, Cara said you're a big Yankees fan.
Born and raised.
Wait.
This is Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship.
I remember watching this with my dad.
That's when Boone hit the walk-off at the bottom of the 11th to send the Yankees to the Series.
- I about lost my mind.
- Was even better in person.
- Wait, you you were there? - Mm-hmm.
- How'd you get tickets? - Oh, I didn't need them.
When I first got out of business school, Susan and I were barely getting by, and I took a job working nights and weekends as an usher at the stadium.
Promised myself one day that I would buy season tickets, maybe even a luxury box if I was really dreaming big.
- Uh-huh.
- Dinner's ready.
Come on.
So what, did you ever get those box seats? No.
But I found something even better.
[GENTLE MUSIC.]
[CELL PHONE CHIMES.]
- - [DRAMATIC MUSIC.]
Dad, you promised me if I got an A on my math test, you'd take me flying.
That's right.
A deal's a deal.
My dad's a pilot.
He has his own plane.
It's a little Beechcraft.
I have a client who's an airline mechanic.
He got me a pretty good deal.
Paul's a financial planner.
Oh, what's that like? I mean, it must be a lot of pressure.
No, it can be.
My clients aren't wealthy.
You know, they're not looking to build a massive portfolio.
They're looking to send their kids to college, and make sure they can retire.
And if I can be a part of that, it can be incredibly rewarding.
His office is filled with graduation photos of kids going off to college - all because of him.
- What about you, Miles? Cara says you have a podcast.
Uh, yeah, I do.
It's called "The Millennial Prophet.
" It's on FreeVerse.
Come on, it's one of the highest rated podcasts on the platform.
- It's about the God Account.
- Susan mentioned it.
It sounds pretty crazy.
Do you have a Friend Suggestion now? No, no, no, no.
I'm still waiting.
And how do people usually react when you tell them? Ah, I mean no one ever thinks they need help, but they always do.
And you always find a way to help them? Yes, yes.
We always do.
- Well, cheers to that, Miles.
- Cheers.
Cheers.
[LAUGHS.]
What? Nothing, just, uh, family life agrees with you.
Yeah, you know, it does.
I thought moving in here would trigger feelings I didn't want to have about Susan and what happened, but seeing her and Liv and Paul, this happy family I get to be a part of Just makes it all worth it, you know? I do.
What's going on? The God Account sent me a new Friend Suggestion when I arrived.
Okay, so who's it for? Um Your stepfather.
[SCOFFS.]
But I-I don't understand.
I mean, everything's great.
- You saw - I know, but obviously the God Account sent us his name for a reason.
And whatever that is, we're gonna help him.
Okay? Yeah, yeah, okay.
I should get back inside.
- I'll call you tomorrow.
- Okay.
Everything is gonna be fine.
Promise.
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
Cocoas and coffee So, how did the rest of the night go? - [SIGHS.]
Fine.
- Yeah? I mean, we watched a movie.
I just kept catching myself looking over at Paul, wondering what could possibly be wrong.
I mean, I've been living with him for months, and all I've noticed is that he's a great husband and an amazing dad.
- What am I missing? - Nothing.
- [SIGHS.]
- Look, Cara Just because the God Account sent us his name, doesn't change who he is, and it wouldn't have sent us his name unless we could fix whatever's wrong.
We just gotta figure out what that is.
Yeah, you're right.
So where do we start? We need to be honest with him.
Like you said, it's family.
Yeah.
Rakesh, you've been sitting here for a half an hour and you haven't said a word.
Look, I'm willing to give you your post-breakup space, but this vibe isn't good.
I'm sorry, it's actually not Jaya.
It's work.
Okay, what's going on? Well, I presented the apps my team and I have been working on to the president of the company yesterday And I'm guessing it didn't go as well as you hoped.
No, look, I thought we had some pretty good ideas, but when she started asking me questions, I realized she just thought they were uninspired.
Are you sure? I mean, did she say "Uninspired"? Yeah.
She said she expected more outside of the box thinking from her head of R&D.
I'm sorry, Rakesh.
I've been there.
I'm still there.
What are you gonna do? I don't know.
It's like everything I care about is imploding all at once.
"Don't worry about it, Rakesh.
"Everything's gonna be okay, Rakesh.
You are a genius programmer, Rakesh.
" I don't know who you're impersonating, but she sounds brilliant.
- Are you gonna help me? - There's nothing to help with.
You are a brilliant programmer and it will be okay.
In the next 48 hours? Because that's how long she's given me, and I don't know if I can pull it off when most of my brain power is being used to not think about Jaya breaking my heart.
Sometimes heartache can be a great inspiration.
Maybe start there.
I've known many of you for years, and to those I'm meeting for the first time, thank you in advance for your support.
And knowing I have such esteemed colleagues to provide guidance along the way gives me a great deal of confidence.
This is a lot to accomplish your first year.
Yes, it is.
I'm afraid I don't share your confidence.
I appreciate your honesty.
I doubt that, but you're going to get it starting with the fact that you don't have enough money to pay for half of the programs that you're proposing here.
I've outlined several fundraising ideas - for you to read over.
- So your plan is to hope that other people will pay for it, is that it? You're a long way from Harlem Episcopal.
I know exactly where I am, and I thank you for sharing your concerns, and I look forward to working with everyone here to address them.
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
Yeah, we know it's a lot to take in.
Yeah, I mean you guys were here last night for dinner and now I'm your Friend Suggestion.
Got to admit the timing seems a little suspicious.
That's how it works sometimes, so whoever is behind the God Account knows who I come in contact with.
Yeah, but how do they know what's going on in my life? How do they know there's even a problem to fix? Hey, um, we're not sure, but what we do know is that the God Account is never wrong.
But if there's something you can tell us, it might help.
Honestly, I can't think of anything.
I mean, I'm almost embarrassed to say it, but our lives are really great.
Everybody's healthy.
Paul's business is doing great.
We're good.
Actually, that that isn't entirely true.
For the last few months, things have been a little rocky at work.
What are you talking about? Market's been struggling, and my clients have taken a bit of a hit.
All the financial planners I know are feeling it.
Why didn't you tell me? 'Cause I didn't want you to worry.
Everything's gonna be fine.
There's a reason my clients trust me to handle their money.
I always come through for them.
Okay, but from now on, I don't need any protecting.
You and I are in this together.
- Okay? - Mm-hmm.
You guys mind if I wrap it up? I have a meeting to go to.
But if I think of anything, I'll let you know.
If Paul is having trouble at work, then that's probably the best place to start.
What? You mean having Rakesh dig into my stepfather's business? Hey, you know how this works.
Friend Suggestions tend to hold things back.
Yeah, I know, but this is my family, Miles.
I'm not saying that we shouldn't figure out how to help Paul.
Of course we should.
But I have to do this my way.
Okay? Yeah, okay, of course.
[PHONE CHIMES.]
Oh, it's work.
Adam got a lead on Jonathan Carter.
- Uh, I have to go.
- Oh, okay.
[CURIOUS MUSIC.]
Taxi! To our first bi-weekly standing lunch date.
[SOFT LAUGHTER.]
We're gonna have to come up with a catchier name.
- Mm-hmm.
- But this is a great idea.
I know how much you've sacrificed for us, so it's important for me to find ways to show you that, to show you that I can find balance in my life.
I really appreciate that.
So how did your meeting with the Bishops Council go today? I knew that there would be politics involved, but I thought that they would give me a grace period, you know? Let me get my feet wet, but I was met with some unexpected pushback.
What, the council didn't like your proposals? Actually, just one member in particular Reverend Elias who was not quiet about sharing his displeasures.
- Well, can you talk to him? - I can and I will.
But you know what, um, this lunch is about us, so what's going on with you? Well, I started playing piano again.
In fact, I'm thinking about getting back up onstage.
Oh, see, now that's great.
And the moment that happens, I will be right there in the front row.
[LAUGHS.]
Adam, hey, I'm almost at the coffee shop.
As soon as I confirm Jonathan Carter's meeting with someone, I'll try and get a name.
Maybe they'd be willing to go on record.
I'll call you back.
Miles? What's going on? What are you doing here? Paul? I know you told me to stay out of this, but after Paul left the brownstone and jumped into a cab, I thought I might as well check it out.
What is it? Do you know that guy? Yeah, I do.
That's Jonathan Carter.
Wait, the guy you're writing your story about? Yeah, that's why I'm here.
Adam brought a tip that he was meeting with someone else involved with insider trading.
Now we know why the God Account sent us Paul's name.
Paul.
Cara? Miles? What are you doing here? That man you were meeting with Jonathan Carter how well do you know him? Not well at all, why? Because he's involved in insider trading.
How do you know that? Because I'm working on a story about him at Catapult.
I got a tip that he was meeting with someone who was also involved.
Please tell me that's not you.
We should talk.
You asked to see me, Bishop Finer.
Oh, please, come in.
I, uh, wanted a chance for us to chat outside of the council.
I know we started off on the wrong foot, and I wanted to clear the air.
Perhaps I can walk you through my proposals for the budget, and we can address whatever concerns that you may have.
My only concern is for the integrity of the church, which is why I didn't vote for you in the election, nor did I confirm your appointment.
Sorry to hear that.
May I ask why? Your son is an outspoken critic of God.
You legitimized him by being a guest on his podcast He's my son.
I won't apologize for speaking with him in public or in private.
- Then there's your daughter.
- I beg your pardon? She left Harlem Episcopal your church to join an organization that isn't even affiliated with us.
And then there's the woman that you're currently living with outside of wedlock.
I have no idea whether she even attends church.
So your objections to my proposals are personal, not political.
If you truly love this church, you'll consider stepping down, and let someone with more traditional values step in.
Good day, Bishop Finer.
What Jonathan's doing is technically not illegal.
What does "technically not illegal" mean? There's a fine line between insider information you obtain illegally and information you just happen to come across which anyone is free to use.
And where Jonathan gets his information falls on the right side of that line.
Okay, so where is Jonathan getting his information from? He's got this friend who chauffeurs half the CEOs in New York around.
And sometimes he overhears something and passes it on.
But it's why I met with him today.
I need one of those tips.
Things are worse than I let on at the house with Susan.
- What do you mean? - I've made some risky trades, and now I'm looking at losses that I can't cover.
If I don't fix this, I'm gonna lose everything.
And not just for me, for my clients too.
I have to make it right.
Okay, look, if you say it's legal, then it's legal.
We're family.
I trust you.
Thank you, Cara.
I'll see you at home later? I'm not so sure about this.
Okay, look, he said it's not insider trading.
Yeah, but you have proof.
Okay, you're writing a story about it.
Adam never had proof, okay? He had a theory based on a few e-mails.
Cara, you're gonna kill this story? There is no story.
We were wrong The God Account wouldn't have sent us Paul's name if that were true.
Look, this isn't about the God Account.
This is about my family.
And if you can't get on board with that, then I'm just gonna need to handle things on my own.
Look, Miles, just please stay out of it.
[BELLS CHIMING.]
- Hey.
- Hey, what are you doing here? - Miles called me.
- Oh.
- Said he needed to talk.
- Oh.
You okay? I have just come from a meeting with Reverend Elias, and it did not go well.
What, is he still concerned about your agenda? Not my agenda.
With me personally.
Well what does that mean? Uh, you know what? Um, it'll be fine.
I'll figure it out.
Hey, thanks for meeting me.
Of course.
What's on your mind? - My latest Friend Suggestion.
- Okay.
Cara's stepdad.
I see.
Have you figured out what's wrong? Yes.
He's in financial trouble, and I'm pretty sure he's about to do something illegal.
- Like what? - He has a friend who's been getting stock tips from a chauffeur who drives CEOs around.
Now he's claiming it's not insider trading 'cause it's just something the guy overheard.
Miles, my first husband was in finance.
If the tips the chauffeur is sharing is information that is not available to the public, it is definitely insider trading.
- There is no gray area to it.
- What does Cara have to say? She wants to believe her stepdad, and told me to stay out of it.
It's hard to see clearly when it comes to family.
I mean, people want to believe the best, but if the God Account sent you his name, don't you have to help him like you would any other Friend Suggestion? But this isn't like any other.
If I stop Paul from doing this, I'm choosing the God Account over Cara.
And what if that costs me my relationship? That's exactly what Gideon said would happen.
I can't risk that.
Look, you know what the right decision is here.
You're just hoping not to have to make it, but you do.
The God Account brought you and Cara together.
After all this time, you really think it's gonna take her away from you for doing what's right? - No, no, I don't.
- Then you have your answer.
The only question is: do you have a way to help Paul? Yeah.
Hey, did the Jonathan Carter lead pan out? Uh, it was a dead end.
He showed up, - but didn't meet with anyone.
- It's okay, we don't need it.
- We have enough to publish.
- Uh, no, no, we don't.
Yeah, we do.
I got an anonymous tip about a chauffeur with ties to both Jonathan Carter and six Fortune 500 CEOs.
I tracked him down.
Guy is ground zero for the leaks.
Got him to go on record.
We're good.
You got this from an anonymous tip? Yeah, what's wrong? [KNOCK AT DOOR.]
You gave Adam what he needed to run the story.
Why would you do that? Look, I know you are upset, but publishing the story puts Jonathan Carter under a microscope.
He won't make any trades now, which means we have taken that option from Paul.
Yeah, but you also took away the only option he had to give his clients their money back.
How is he supposed to make this right now? Look, all I know is that he wasn't gonna be able to make right by anyone if he ended up in prison.
You know, when you got a Friend Suggestion for your Uncle Terrance and this was about your family, you gave him the benefit of the doubt.
But when it comes to my family, you can't give me the same consideration? I gave Uncle T the benefit of the doubt, and because of that, I almost wasn't able to help him.
Okay, so what, Miles? What? You you go behind my back, you make a decision that you know I would be against, a decision that I asked you not to make I know, and I'm sorry, okay? But the God Account sent us Paul's name, which means we could fix this.
You know, for a non-believer, you certainly follow the God Account blindly.
And you know what, Miles? I hope I hope that you are right, because if you're wrong, it is my family that is gonna pay the price.
Let me get this straight.
You blew the whistle on insider trading, and Cara gets the byline? Wow, that's gotta be a first, bro.
- Not helping, Rakesh.
- I'm sorry, Miles, it's just my girlfriend broke up with me, and I've lost my mojo at work, and I'm putting my career in jeopardy, and somehow, you still found yourself in a worse position, so thank you for cheering me up.
Can we focus? The article has gone viral, the SCC has opened an investigation into Jonathan Carter, and I still have to figure out how to help Paul.
Right, yeah.
You do that, Cara forgives you, everything goes back to normal.
- So what's the plan? - I don't know.
[PHONE CHIMES AND VIBRATES.]
Wait, the God Account just invited me to join a group called "Storm Chasers.
" Okay, that is extremely weird, but, Miles, this is the God Account's way of telling you you can still fix this.
Yeah, you're right I'm gonna talk to Paul about the group.
In the meantime, can you look into it? Yeah, no problem.
- Hey.
- Hey.
I waited up for you last night.
I wanted to warn you about the article.
- Have you seen it? - Kind of hard not to.
Look, there was nothing I could do to stop it.
I saw Jonathan Carter is under investigation.
Is everything gonna be all right? [SIGHS.]
I don't see how.
Look, I know you think that I dodged a bullet by not getting more involved with Jonathan Carter.
Maybe I did, but that's a bullet I would've risked taking for my clients and my family.
But now I have no way to fix this.
Hey.
Look, we'll figure something out.
Have you talked to my mom about this yet? No.
I gotta go to the office.
I'll talk to her tonight.
Yeah, okay.
Um I'm so sorry.
I really am.
Look, having you here has meant everything to Susan and Liv.
And me too.
Hey, Ali.
Hey, I got your message.
What's going on? So I spoke to Dad.
Remember when he told us yesterday that Reverend Elias had a problem with him personally? I do.
Well, apparently, he's quite the traditionalist, so much so that having an outspoken son, a gay daughter, a woman he lives with out of wedlock, is grounds for stonewalling any agenda he has.
I take it he didn't end up sharing this with you.
No.
Did Arthur say what he's gonna do about Reverend Elias? As bishop, he can replace any council member he wants, which is exactly what I told him to do, but you know Dad.
He loves the high road.
He wouldn't listen to me.
- Ali, thank you.
- Yeah.
I'm gonna take it from here.
What are you gonna do? Remind Arthur Finer that he is the bishop of New York.
[KNOCK AT DOOR.]
Miles, I I know I am not your favorite person right now, and when this is all over, I owe you an apology and a long conversation, but right now, we need to figure out a way to help Paul together.
The God Account sent me an invitation to join some group about storm chasers, and I was wondering if Paul knew what that was about.
Well, he's not here.
He's at his office.
Cara, Miles, what's going on? Look, I need to tell you something about Paul.
What? You found something out, didn't you? Yeah, look, things at work are a lot worse than he was letting on.
He's been trying to figure out a way to fix it, but as a result, he almost got mixed up with this guy - named Jonathan Carter.
- What do you mean "mixed up"? Paul's known Jonathan since they went to business school together.
Paul said they barely knew each other.
Is this the same Jonathan Carter? Yes, they've been friends for 20 years.
They go to Lake Ontario every summer on a fishing trip.
Paul and Jonathan are friends.
- Which means - What? Wait, this article says Jonathan's involved in insider trading.
You think Paul is too? Yeah, and the investigation into Jonathan could lead back to him.
[KNOCK AT DOOR.]
Mrs.
Levine? FBI Agent Rogers.
Is your husband home? No, sorry He's at work.
I'm afraid he isn't.
We have a warrant to search the premises.
May I? Start with the cabinets.
Look, Mom, it's gonna be okay.
We just we need to find Paul.
[PHONE VIBRATES.]
[WHISPERS.]
It's Paul.
He's at his lawyers, and he wants me to come there right away.
Okay, you go.
I'll stay here.
Liv's gonna be here in a few hours.
You told me this was gonna be okay No, it has to be.
The God Account wouldn't have invited me into some group unless it was trying to show me how to help Paul.
I just haven't figured out what that means yet.
Look around, Miles.
I don't see the God Account helping anyone.
[PHONE BUZZES.]
It's Rakesh; he's been looking into the group.
Hey, Rakesh, please tell me you found something.
Storm Chasers are a bunch of pilots.
Paul's a part of the group.
In fact, he was on a thread this morning asking people about a storm front that could possibly hit the Canadian border.
Susan said that Jonathan and Paul take fishing trips at Lake Ontario during the summer.
Thanks, Rakesh.
Paul's not planning on turning himself in.
No, he's gonna run.
- Paul.
- How did you find me? - You can't do this - It's the only way.
I'm gonna fly to Canada, and from there I'll disappear.
No, if you run, there's no coming back.
- Think about Susan and Liv - That is all I'm thinking about.
I'm doing this for them.
I'm doing this to protect them.
This is the only way to make sure that they're taken care of.
- What do you mean? - Jonathan came to me six months ago.
He told me about the chauffeur, and I knew the risks, I knew it was wrong, but I told myself just this once I'm gonna set aside some real money for the future.
For Susan and Liv So then why go back to Jonathan a second time? 'Cause that was the only way to make my clients whole - after losing their money.
- If you only made the one trade, then maybe you could cut a deal.
Maybe that's the right thing to do, but I gotta do what's right for my family.
I set up the money in an offshore account to protect it.
That money's there to ensure that Susan and Liv will be okay.
My lawyer's explaining to Susan right now how that'll work.
If I cut a deal, then I gotta give all that up, and they will have nothing.
No, they'd have you.
Do you really think Liv would rather have a bank account - than her father? - When she can pay for college? A house? A life? I have to trust that someday she'd understand.
Well, trust me, she won't.
Susan left when I was a kid, and she thought she was doing the right thing, but all I remember is that she was gone.
You know, she she wasn't there for my track meets or prom or when I went off to college.
And I would trade any amount of money to change that.
If you do this, the only thing Liv will understand is that you left her.
I'm begging you, don't put her through that, please.
[SOMBER MUSIC.]
- Dad, you're home.
- Yes, sweetie, I am.
Mr.
Levine, we'll give you a few minutes.
Your lawyer told me what you were planning to do.
I know.
I thought it was the only way to protect you two.
I told you I don't need protecting.
You should have come to me.
You should have told me.
I know.
I was ashamed, and And I I know I let everyone down, but I have a way to make it right, or at least try to.
My lawyer spoke with the US Attorney.
In exchange for my testimony against Jonathan, they're gonna let me use some of the money that I made to pay back my clients.
Hopefully after I serve my sentence, I can start over.
I'm not afraid to do that.
I'm only afraid to do it without you and Liv.
You won't have to.
Please, don't go.
Oh, I'm sorry, sweetie.
I have to.
Hey, it's gonna be okay.
Don't lie to me.
I know it's not.
What happened, Miles? I know how the God Account works.
They always have a happy ending.
So where's ours? I don't know.
Trish, what are you doing here? - Can we talk? - What's going on? Ali told me about Reverend Elias.
Oh.
I know that you are trying to keep your worlds separate, but this isn't what I want.
Okay, um, what do you want? I have been so worried about losing you to the church.
I never thought about becoming a part of it a part of your life as bishop.
Hmm.
Well, I could use a chief of staff.
[LAUGHTER.]
Maybe a little less a part of it than that, but I am here to give you some advice.
Of course.
That man is not just attacking your family.
He is attacking your vision for the church.
I understand that, but I still have to find a way to work with him.
Yesterday, you told Miles that he knew what the right decision was, even if he didn't want to make it.
Mm-hmm.
What's your point? I just thought that was really good advice.
Hmm.
Good afternoon, everyone.
Before we get started, I, um I'd like to make a change to the council.
Reverend Elias, your services are no longer needed.
- You can't do that.
- Actually, he can.
And I support his decision.
Shall we get started? I've been sitting here believing You two are quite the pair.
I assume inspiration still hasn't struck? Not unless you think binge-watching Netflix alone in the dark can make a good app.
And what about you? Have you talked to Cara? No.
No, I texted her, but I haven't heard anything back.
Okay, okay, you know what? Enough is enough.
You either fight to get Jaya back or move on, because this this isn't working Ali, I did fight for her, okay? I tried to explain to her that we're soul mates, but she didn't believe me.
So unless you have some magical way to prove that I am Rakesh, you know you stopped talking, right? [WHISPERS.]
Wait, that's it.
A synaptic algorithm combined with predictive analytics, could search the entire Internet to create a true digital profile of users for a single unified purpose.
And the purpose would be To find your soul mate.
If I can do that if I can just prove to Jaya that we belong together, that soul mates are real I could win her back.
And save your job in the process.
That too.
I gotta go to work.
I gotta go to work.
It's time to fight for the woman I love.
Sounds like some good advice.
[GENTLE MUSIC.]
Hi.
Hey.
How's, uh, Susan and Liv doing? Well, Paul's lawyers spoke to Susan, and, uh his cooperation is gonna result in a reduced sentence.
He's hoping one year, maybe two.
How are you holding up? I'm just trying to stay strong for Susan and Liv.
But honestly I'm not sure how we're gonna get through this.
Cara, I'm sorry.
Okay.
[STAMMERING.]
I don't know what happened, but we have to figure this out.
- Yeah, but what if we can't? - We can.
Look, Gideon told me that if it ever came down to me choosing the God Account or you, that what I want wouldn't matter that the God Account would make that choice for me.
You think that's why the God Account sent you my stepdad's name? Maybe.
But I am willing to do whatever it takes to make this right.
Cara We can't let the God Account come between us.
It didn't.
Miles, you did.
Gideon was wrong.
You had a choice and you made it.
You chose the God Account over me, and That's a choice we're both gonna have to live with.
I love you and I'm not afraid of trying I'm not afraid of trying I wish I was And I hate it 'cause I know I'm really lying I know I'm really lying and it sucks I could lay in this bed I can make it But I know that I'll be lying But I want to [DRAMATIC MUSIC.]