Good Trouble (2019) s03e11 Episode Script

Knocked Down

1 We sue Speckulate and Evan Speck for workplace harassment.
No, no, we can't sue Evan.
- Why not? - Why? Because he's my boyfriend.
- Davia.
- Dennis, what are you doing here? Can I hear it for Margaret Cho? Maybe as someone who's made it, you can help change what it takes to get where you are? We're not comfortable doing these racist and transphobic sketches.
If you want us to perform jokes about our identities, then we should be the ones writing them.
- You can leave.
- Okay, I will.
I do want to pursue a relationship with Dyonte, and I want to stay in my relationship with Isaac.
I don't know how to accept this.
What I need for us is to take a break.
I love Isaac and the only way I can prove that to him is not to see you anymore.
I don't think this is a good idea.
I am pregnant.
- Who are you arresting? - Kathleen Gale.
- I want you to be my lawyer.
- Did you have anything to do with the disappearance of the witness? Yes, I did.
Who died? Oh, God, was it Dennis? I had a dream that he was held hostage and bound in a basement.
I thought it was just a weird sex thing.
- No! It's fine.
- It's nothing.
Wanna talk about it? - No.
- No.
- No.
- No.
How is everyone on this beautiful day? I just I can't let her do this alone.
I didn't realize you two We hooked up once right before she left.
Wasn't anything serious, but I mean, I get it.
You want to do the right thing.
I love that about you.
And I'm here, if you need a friend.
Or a babysitter.
Actually, the reason I wanted to talk to you is because I I wanted to tell you I don't want to be just friends.
I know things are much more complicated now, but I'm used to complicated.
It's open.
I'm so angry, I want to hit you right now.
I'm not sure I wear it as well as you.
This is Matt.
This is Dennis.
- I should probably - No.
No, you shouldn't do anything.
I have company.
I'm your "light"? What the hell does that even mean? - I - No, no.
Stay right there.
I told you that I was going to wait for you, and you told me that you didn't want me to.
- So I didn't.
- Look, I understand.
I screwed up.
So why are you here now? What changed? I-I guess I changed.
I realized that what I want and what I need isn't somewhere else.
It's here with you.
I don't know what you want me to say right now.
I mean, I don't even know what I want me to say.
I get it.
You don't have to say anything.
You just need to think about it.
But I will be here when you figure it out.
I'm not going anywhere this time.
I promise.
Yeah, well, I do have somewhere to go.
To work.
Thanks for coming over.
Thanks for asking me over.
Does this mean I'm not a secret anymore? Yeah, I told the girls.
What'd they say? We can't sue Evan.
Why not? Because he's my boyfriend.
What? You're dating Evan Speck? Since when? Since before we walked out of Speckulate, sort of.
Is that why you broke up with Raj, because you've been cheating on him? What? No, not really.
I mean, it's kind of complicated but that's not the point.
Yeah, the point is, you've been lying to us this whole time.
No, I didn't lie.
I-I just didn't tell you because I didn't think that it had anything to do with us or Bulk Beauty.
Oh my god.
The last-minute pitch meeting with the Hallis Group.
Did Evan have something to do with that? Okay, yes, Evan helped us set up the meeting, but only because he believed in us and our idea.
After all we've been through, you're still defending him.
Okay, I'm sorry that I didn't tell you sooner, but we can't sue him.
I'm involved with him.
Well, maybe you can't but we can.
Well, let's just say they didn't take it well.
And they plan on suing you and Speckulate.
Because we're dating? No, because of the harassment and discrimination that they've experienced working for the company.
And to use the money to fund Bulk Beauty themselves.
This is bad.
This is really bad.
Any pending litigation could delay the IPO.
What IPO? I thought you weren't taking the company public? I was able to get some people off the board and then make a deal where I maintain control of the company as the majority shareholder.
It's worth a lot of money.
- Wait, are you suing me too? - No, of course not.
But I think that you should settle with them.
Oh, I can't just settle.
I mean, you know what kind of message that will send? Anyone could come at us with any unfounded lawsuit and extort money from us.
Well, their complaint isn't unfounded.
When the issues were brought to my attention, I addressed them.
Okay, I tried to close the gender pay gap.
I-I fired Josh, Sam, and Alex.
Okay, well, what about ACT-ivism? I asked you to shut it down when it was overrun by hate groups and you refused.
I told you why I couldn't do that.
I mean, there is such a thing as free speech and Look, a lawsuit, it could take months, even years to settle.
Not to mention the legal fees it will cost them.
Only if you fight them.
If what they really want is funding for Bulk Beauty, I can do that.
Wait, what do you mean? I can be a private, silent investor.
I mean, that way they get their funding immediately and we can avoid all of this.
It is the obvious best solution for everyone involved.
So, Isaac's ? Processing things.
At least, it's not over.
I not only walked out on the program, I walked out on Ruby, too.
I'm such an idiot.
Wait, what happened with Ruby? Come in.
I am so impressed by the courage you showed, standing up for yourself today.
And my answer is yes.
To a relationship.
Well, my answer is no.
You know, I didn't just stand up for myself today, I stood up for all of us who have been called diverse instead of our names, you know, valued for the optics we bring, not what we bring to the table.
And I can't believe I was standing alone.
So I'm sorry, but I'm not impressed with you.
And I can't be in a relationship with someone who only has my back when nothing is at stake.
You did the right thing.
Is it too early to drink? I think the rule is 5:00.
Noon if you're really desperate.
Is it too early for edibles? There are no rules about that.
Oh, hi.
I take it she's not in yet? You hear anything about what the FBI has got on her? Uh, no.
You had something to do with the disappearance of a witness? My client, Albert Chen, told me he had a source in the FBI.
This source informed him that his wife, Denise, was making a deal to testify against him, but he wasn't going to let that happen.
Knowing the company he kept, I was concerned for her life.
So I saw to it that Denise was tipped off, and apparently she took off.
But that's all I know.
What, and you didn't tell anyone? That would be breaking attorney/client privilege.
You can break privilege if you think your client is attempting to harm someone.
Except he didn't explicitly say he was going to harm her.
Look, I had to act fast.
I couldn't trust the FBI because there was a bad apple on the inside that would tell my client that I went to them and then my life would have been in danger.
So have you been charged? No, they don't have proof that I did anything wrong.
They want Albert Chen and they're trying to scare me into giving them something on him.
Yeah, but why hire me as your lawyer? I mean, why not one of your former partners? They're the best defense lawyers in town.
I'm the best defense lawyer in town.
And it is simple, I trust you.
Do you think she's coming in just to tell us she's closing up shop and to start looking for new jobs? I mean, how are we going to try a murder case if she's being indicted? We don't know that she's been indicted.
Even if she's being investigated, she can still try the case.
All right, gang, we have a two-week reprieve, but the time stamp on the security system is not a smoking gun.
We will need to be prepared for the prosecution to adjust the timeline to suit their case, because that's what they do.
Now, since we have motive and opportunity against us, the next best way to get our client off will be to convince the jury that this was an accident, not a murder.
Where's my latte and scone? There it is.
Is that the heartbeat? Yeah.
Whoa, that's so fast.
Is that normal? Normal and healthy.
Based on what I am seeing here, I'd say you are 9 to 10 weeks pregnant.
How are you feeling there, Dad? The prosecution says Tommy hit Zack with the rock on the back of the head.
Hard to call it a murder weapon with no prints on it.
Can you even pull prints off a rock? Actually, I've been reading sometimes you can.
There are new techniques.
Maybe we bring in an expert to testify to that.
Only ask questions you already know the answer to.
If we introduce new technology and they match a print to Tommy's, it's all over.
Back again, what can we do for you? We have a few more questions for you, Ms.
Of course, stop by unannounced any time you like.
So what do we tell Rowan and Tony? Why do we need to tell them anything? Because I'm a little worried they'll be offended that you chose me to be your lawyer.
The FBI are going to drop the investigation as soon as they realize I'm not talking and they have nothing to go on.
In other words, Tony and Rowan don't ever have to know.
Sure, I will need my lawyer present.
Callie? Everything looks perfectly normal.
Is this your first pregnancy? - Yeah.
- Aw, that's exciting.
Hey, so, um, I don't want to interfere, but you don't really know Isabella that well.
Have you considered asking for a paternity test? I just feel awkward asking.
Like I don't want her to think that I don't believe her, you know? I know.
But, you know, I think you have a right to.
When can we do a paternity test? There's a blood test that you can do now that checks the potential father's DNA against fetal cells in your blood.
How much does that cost? It's about 1,700 dollars.
Results are usually back in a week.
Okay, you can sit up now.
Thank you.
- Thank you.
- I'll be right back.
I have some information for you to take home.
I know you're the father.
But I think that it's important that you do, too, and I will cover the cost of the test, so don't worry.
Thank you, Isabella.
Can we at least split the cost? I would normally say no, but, um, my parents actually just cut me off, so it's okay, if you can swing it.
Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, I'll figure something out.
Um why did they cut you off? They didn't want me to have the baby.
They wanted me to have an abortion, and, um, when I refused, they said that they wouldn't continue supporting me if I keep making bad decisions.
So, I am on my own.
I'm sorry.
It is so hard to tell that there's a baby in there.
- Okay, this is for you.
- Thank you.
And I just had a few questions about your forms before you go.
You didn't fill out your home address? I am, um, I'm staying at a motel right now.
The Pico Motor Lodge by the 5.
I don't, I don't know the address.
And your emergency contact? Do I need one? Uh, Gael Martinez.
Here, I'll fill it out.
Gale no longer represents Mr.
Any questions concerning the time that she did are barred by privilege.
We have a witness who will testify that you were in the room when Chen said he would take care of his wife so that she wouldn't testify against him.
If you already have a witness, why are you harassing my client instead of talking to Albert Chen? I'd guess that their witness isn't particularly reliable and would be a tough sell on the stand.
That's why they need me.
Once again, did you have anything to do with the disappearance of Denise Chen? Does he always do most of the talking? I mean, that must get annoying.
I'm advising my client not to answer any more questions.
And until you charge her with a crime, she won't be available for any additional interviews.
If you show up unannounced again, I will file a complaint.
This was just a courtesy call, but we'll be back when we file the charges.
- Oh, and one - By the way And if you're not working with Albert Chen anymore, then why are you representing his nephew in a murder trial? He must have given me a good recommendation.
Tommy Sung is Albert Chen's nephew? See? Jerry Maguire did the right thing.
He took a moral stand and walked out on the job all by himself.
And Renee Zellweger.
Okay, so one person followed him.
And the goldfish.
Okay, the point is, "It only takes one voice, at the right pitch, to start an avalanche".
And get buried in the snow.
Snow cones sound really good right now.
Do you have cottonmouth? Hm-hm.
Okay, we need to find a movie for you.
There is no movie where the heroine kisses two guys at the end.
She doesn't make it to the top of the Empire State Building and find two men waiting for her totally down with the idea of sharing her in a complicated, yet open and mutually respectful way.
Maybe in the foreign film section? Isaac loves you and he'll understand that this is something you need to explore, you have to explore.
- I have to explore.
- You have to explore.
- I want to explore.
- You want Who is it? It's still breathing.
What do we do? Okay, I didn't tell you the whole story.
Albert Chen's wife, Denise, is Tommy's aunt, his father's sister.
No, I know what an aunt is.
Look, anyway, I asked Ken, Tommy's father, to contact her because he knows where she is.
And if I can get proof of life, then the FBI inquiry goes away.
But he refused unless I took on his son's case.
Why didn't you tell me? I didn't want it to affect your work on this case.
Tommy's just a kid.
He's facing life in prison.
I am not thrilled that I was coerced into taking this case, but I do believe that he deserves the best defense he can get.
Plus, I don't think he did it.
You told me you asked me to represent you because you trust me.
I need to trust you, too.
So you have to be completely honest with me from now on or this isn't going to work.
I will.
Is there anything else you haven't told me? No.
Scout's honor.
So, now that they know that you chose me to represent you, what do I tell them? Oh, I'll handle this.
I asked Callie to represent me with this FBI nonsense for reasons that are none of your business.
So don't get your knickers in a knot.
I still love all my children the same.
Okay? The law office of Kathleen Gale.
It's Dr.
Mm, that's our accident expert.
I'll take it in here.
So, you knew about this the whole time? I got to hand it to you, Impulse Buy.
You got some poker face.
So, what are the charges? Is it serious? Sorry, it's all privileged.
You know, whenever a parent says they love their children all the same? It's obvious they have a favorite.
So this is a lot.
Tell me about it.
Just seems like every single time I start to get my shit together something just slams me down.
Well, you don't know you're the father.
I don't know that I'm not.
She offered to get a paternity test.
It's like 1,700 dollars.
I can loan you the money, if you No, no, no, no, no, no.
Thank you, but I'm okay.
Isabella's broke.
Parents cut her off, and I just feel so bad for her right now, she's all alone.
No, she's not.
And neither are you.
I'm here for you.
Thanks, that means a lot.
Oh, but how am I going to support a kid, man? Look, you'll figure it out.
And once that baby is born, you're going to take one look at that little human being and feel a sense of purpose like you've never felt before.
I'm sorry, is this - Are you okay talking about this? - It's fine.
Look, I'm sorry I freaked out, it wasn't about this.
This is beautiful.
How are things with Davia? Oh.
I don't know.
I'm not so sure she's glad.
Um, yeah, she's pissed off and I get it.
Just give her time, man.
One thing I know is that she loves you.
Hey, uh, sorry I didn't call.
Um I need to talk to you.
Well, you know what happened with me and Jamie.
If you do this, you'll probably lose Evan.
I know.
You're going to have to settle with the girls.
Why? Because I told them about the IPO.
And if you don't want them to go public or hurt the public offering price, you're going to have to pay them what they deserve.
But if I have to make a choice between my friends and Evan, then I choose my friends.
Well, for what it's worth I think you're doing the right thing.
I'm really proud of you, Mariana.
Did you tell them about my offer? That I'm willing to fund the app as a silent partner? No, because it's not just about the money and getting the funding for Bulk Beauty.
They want to be compensated for the lost wages and the lost opportunities that they're facing because of Speckulate, not get back into business with you, even as a silent partner.
And how can they trust you when the truth is you only do the right thing when you're forced to? Do you feel that way too? Yeah.
They're right.
Okay, I'll settle with them.
I'll tell the board immediately.
Great, um, I'll just go grab my things.
What do you mean? Well, obviously we're over, right? I'm not angry with you, Mariana.
I don't want to lose you or our relationship.
Or your pink toothbrush.
I love you.
You make me a better person and I still want to be with you.
This is the worst day ever.
It's a sign.
I am this bird.
Just coasting along in a beautiful, loving relationship with Isaac and then, bam! Window to the face.
And there's no one to blame but myself.
I flew right into it.
I've been in comedy for, what, a minute? And then I'm suddenly given this amazing opportunity to perform for casting directors and agents.
All I had to do was just fly through that open door.
But instead, I slammed it close and flew right into it.
- Hmm.
- We're birdbrains.
- Hm.
- No offense.
What the? Where'd it go? - Was it over here? - Oh, my god.
Soar, little bird.
I am the wind beneath your wings! Wait, wait.
What if this is the sign and the window was just a stop sign to get us to pause and notice? We get knocked down, but we can get up again.
Yes, yes, yes! I get knocked down but I get up again You're never gonna keep me down I get knocked down but I get up again You're never gonna keep me down I get knocked down but I get up again You're never gonna keep me down I get knocked down but I get up again You're never gonna keep me down Ruby, what are you doing here? Uh, I have some news, you just weren't returning my texts.
- Oh, I've been busy.
- Super busy.
- We saved a bird.
- Correction.
A bird saved us.
- Oh.
- Deep.
Well, that, that sounds interesting.
I just came by to tell you that Margaret Cho blew the lid off the program.
She did an interview in The Hollywood Reporter about the CBTV program perpetuating racist stereotypes.
As a result, the network is doing a complete overhaul.
Scott's out.
The sketches are going to be creatively driven by the talent going forward.
Oh, my god.
Everything you said the other day was right.
And now the whole world knows.
And we want you back.
They They want me back.
Avalanche! Ow.
My boob.
It's Isaac.
Uh, he wants to talk.
- Yes! Yes! - He wants to talk! He wants to talk.
He wants to talk! He wants to talk.
Oh, wait, wait, wait.
This is your moment, the window has opened, little wounded bird.
Fly to your man! Well, one of them.
- Soar on his wings of love! - I will.
Wait, maybe sober up first.
I'll have whatever you're having? Yeah! I get knocked down but I get up again You're never gonna keep me down I get knocked down - You're a fierce tiger.
- What are you doing? Please get up.
You're a Komodo dragon.
Shut up.
Oh! You'll be okay.
All right? I need to tell you something.
I love you.
So I've been doing a lot of soul searching and even though I was really hurt when you left I can't deny that I love you.
So if you honestly really feel ready, then so do I.
I'm so sorry I hurt you.
Being away from you made me realize that I need you and I want you and I don't want to be away from you again.
unlock for you, prop it open.
- Oh.
- Oh, hey.
Um hey.
Oh, I have to talk to Matt.
I hope it's not too awkward since you work together.
I mean, yeah, it might be at first, but How do you know we work together? - Gael told me.
- When? When I called him, checking in on you, to see if you were okay.
So before you came back? Yeah, why? Why? I thought you came back because you realized I was your "light".
But obviously you only came back because you found out I was dating someone new.
Well, yeah, that was part of it.
I mean, I realized I didn't want to lose you.
Yeah, to someone else.
But as long as I was here alone, pining after you, heartbroken, you were fine keeping me waiting.
No, I'm not trying to keep you waiting and in pain.
I was trying to get my shit together so I could be ready to be with you.
Oh, well, are you? Ready? Or is this just another knee-jerk reaction for you? Because you bailed on me without warning and you came back again without warning.
You are not acting, Dennis.
You're just reacting.
I can't trust that you fully know what you're capable of.
So if you really are back and you are really ready to stop running from your grief or from me or from being happy and whole again, then you are just going to have to prove it.
How? I don't know.
I'm not committing to waiting while you figure it out.
She was living in a motel.
Her parents cut her off.
She didn't even have someone to put down as an emergency contact.
Are you sure about this? Positive.
Where will you sleep? I don't know.
I'll crash with Dennis or something.
What about you and Callie? It kind of seems like you two are kind of Yeah, we're seeing each other again.
I don't want to be accused of getting between another couple at the Coterie.
Hey, you won't be.
She's not going to be thrilled about me living in your loft.
In fact, I don't think anyone's going to be too happy to see me back.
It doesn't matter what everyone else thinks.
And how long can you afford to live in a motel? Thank you.
I mean, you're being so kind and generous to me.
But I promise you, I am going to get a job and my own apartment, I don't want me or this baby to be a burden on you.
Just take it one day at a time.
Okay? You know, I-I don't think I was being completely honest when I said that I didn't want anything from you.
I guess what I want and what I need is just is a friend.
Whether this baby is mine or not, she needs a little help.
No, I understand.
And I think it's very big of you.
You're a good guy.
Don't good guys finish last or something? I want to believe good things happen for good people.
We're getting a paternity test.
She actually brought it up.
That's good.
- Yeah.
- Yeah.
Hey, I'm sorry.
I know that you said you don't mind complicated.
I don't.
For the right person.
So, Dennis is back at the Coterie but we are not together.
Oh, well, I'm glad to hear that.
But to be honest a lot of old feelings came back when I saw him.
I'd be lying if I said I was over him completely.
And I want to be completely over him before I date someone else, because I really respect someone else.
And I really like someone else.
And I don't want to ruin it with someone else before we've had a fair shot.
I understand.
But you can still be friends with someone else? Yes, if someone else is willing to be patient with me while I sort my shit out.
Someone else is.
I'm glad you texted.
I miss you.
Yeah, I miss you too.
Look, I called you to tell you that, um, I'm leaving the country for six months.
I got I got a contract in London and I was debating on taking it before, but um, I just think it's what's best for now.
You know, I just think we need some time and space apart to process all this.
To process what? I'm telling you I want to be with you.
Just us, like it was.
Yeah, but it's never going to be like it was, Malika.
It just isn't.
It's just not.
So we wanted to thank you in person for helping us get the settlement and the startup money for Bulk Beauty.
Tipping us off about the IPO gave our lawyers some major leverage.
And we know that wasn't an easy thing for you to do.
It was the right thing and the least I could do.
So, now that we got the funding for Bulk Beauty, what's our next step? As far as we're concerned, our next steps don't include you.
Is this about Evan? I love you.
You make me a better person.
I still want to be with you.
I love you, too, and I want to be with you.
But the truth is I keep making excuses for you, and that doesn't make me a better person.
I can't do this anymore.
I'm sorry.
You can keep my toothbrush.
I broke up with Evan.
I'm done defending him, I got him to settle and I fixed this, can't we just move on? This isn't something you can just fix and forget.
And you betrayed us, Mariana, and We don't trust you.
You only do the right thing when you have absolutely no other option.
And we don't need any of that in our business, on this team or or in our friendships.

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